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VOL. I,  No. 17
SOUTH  VANCOUVER,  B.C.,  CANADA, SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER
1013
Price 5 Cents
To Increase Efficiency of South
Vancouver Police Force
Additional Men to be Added, While Auto Service is
to be Inaugurated
At the meeting of the Police Committee on Wednesday morning the
question of the provision of an auto
and extra men for night and day was
discussed at considerable length. A
report was submitted by Chief Jack-
-oii, who was granted a fortnight's
.acation, from the 7th to the 21st of
September, Sergeant liramwell to
take his position during his absence.
Dills were put in for auto hire
amounting to $25, mostly in connection with the bank robbery at Cedar
Coltage. The revenue in the Police
Department for the year was $5,116.
The Newspapers Get in First
Reeve Kerr called attention to the
fact that when the Police Committee
wanted to know what was going on
they had to get their information
from the newspapers. If they did not
happen to read the papers they knew
nothing, and he thought the Chief
should report all matters to the committee at the office. Reports got
into the papers that the Police Department was inadequate to deal with
robbers and hold-ups, and that ihe
police had no auto. Were these reports given the reporters by the police, or did they get their information
from outside? If given by the police,
ihe committee should have the information, too.
The Chief said the information did
not emanate from him.
Councillor Thomas said he was
Chairman of the Police Committee,
hut knew no more than a majj living
in Egypt. He supposed he was ignored, and he did not like that. The
committee ought to know exactly
what was going on.
Councillor Robinson asked if it was
customary for the police to report
everything to the committee?
Councillor Thomas : "Are they a
body free from all control?"
Councillor Robinson : "Not free
from control."
The Reeve : "So far as the Chief
is concerned, we do not know any-
ilting about matters, or how these
large bills  were contracted."
The   Chief  said  all   the   particulars
were in the police book, which could
be seen in the office.
Councillor Thomas said he was not
supposed to go to the Chief and ask
for information���the Chief would
have to go to him. He would not
lower himself to that level.
Councillor Campbell : "We do not
ask you to lower yourself at all."
The Reeve : "1 do not think the
Chief has any intention of ignoring
anyone at all."
Chief Jackson here produced his
report book, and the report was read
to the committee.
The Reeve said the report cleared
matters up and explained how the
auto  charges  were  incurred.
Councillor Robinson then brought
up the question of increased police
protection for the municipality He
was afraid that this winter the police
were up against a very hard proposition in South Vancouver. There
had been several hold-ups, and the
committee should devise some means
to cope with  the  situation.
Councillor Third suggested the
Hoard of Works auto should be
utilized for police purposes after 6
p.m.
Councillor Elliott did not sec how
an auto was going to catch robbers.
The Reeve said mounted men
would  be  more  effective  than  autos.
Councillor Thomas said even in the
city, where the police force was fully
equipped, criminals .got away.
Councillor Third: Two mounted
men would be of the greatest service.
Councillor Elliott said the telephone system in South Vancouver
was rotten.
Chief Jackson, in reply to a question, said the present force consisted
of   eleven   men.
Councillor Campbell said they
could not afford to keep sufficient
police to patrol the whole district.
A committee was appointed to confer
as to the use of the Board of Works
auto, and on the proposition of Councillor Robinson it was decided to consider the appointment of mounted police during the winter  season.
South Vancouver School Board
Contractors and Electrical Apparatus
pi
At a meeting of the School Board
i Tuesday evening a discussion took
ice on the installation of electric
pliances in the new schools. Mr.
owmsn made a statement which
nl particular reference to the work
an- at the Walter Moherley School,
here the electric wires had become
eroded and rusted to such an ex-
nt that they were entirely useless,
i account of being placed in close
oximity to wet lime, which has a
'werful acid action.
Contractors attempting such work
��� this," said Mr. Bowman, "should
tow of the properties of lime and
lould be held responsible for loss,
am not an expert myself," he tie
ired, "but I am going lo make a
"lough inspection of the wiring
all four new schools in order to
iviate the danger of a  recurrence
of trouble similar to that which has
occurred at Moberly."
The question of retaining a portion
of the contract price until the extent
of the damage to the wires was
gauged and the responsibility laid
wa- introduced, but it was decided
that this was not within ihe power
of the Hoard on account of the fact
lhal the money had already been
voted.
Mr. Bowman slated that he was
taking an unbiased electrician with
him, as in his experience he had
found   that  gentlemen   of  this   per
suasion were only too ready to
blacken  one  another's  character  and
business methods.
Further consideration of the insur
ance on the various schools was also
discussed,
HUSBAND WITH $18,000:
WIFE PENNILESS
\1  the last meeting of the  Municipal Council,  Health  Officer  Pengelly
is  requested  lo  investigate  ihe  cir
"instances   of    Mrs.   J.   Clarke   and
family,  residing  on   Princess   Street.
'ails   Road,   South   Vancouver.     lie
ported   to   the   Health   Committee
on  Wednesday as follows:
Mrs. Clarke came to South Van-
'ouvcr on the 6th of February, 1912,
with her five children, from Derry,
Ireland, her husband having pre
ceded her on the 13th of March, 1911.
He was subsequently joined by a
single woman named Martha Wark
the following August, with whom he
lived at Princess Street, South Vancouver. He was located, at Mrs.
C larke's request, by Chief Chamber
lain, of the city of Vancouver, and
he owns about $18,000 worth of property, free from encumbrances, which
his brother now claims. On Mrs.
Clarke and family arriving here they
look possession of the house previously occupied by Clarke and the
Woman Wark, and were arrested under warrant for forcible entry. She
appeared before Mr. McArthur, Police Magistrate at the Police Court,
who committed her for trial, when
'he appeared before Judge Howay
and was honorably acquitted of the
charge.
��� Mrs. Clarke has an order for
^ 1.200 per year alimony against her
husband, but not one dollar has he
paid since he arrived in this country,
���"id which order Judge Mclnnis
''olds to be good. At present there
[? a writ against Clarke, but the
���licriff has m,t been able to enforce
"'c same for some reason, although
Mrs. Clarke has alleged that her bus-
hand   is   living   somewhere   in   Kitsi-
L.
kino with the Wark woman. Mrs
Clarke litis five children, the eldest,
Herbert, aged 1H, employed al
Messrs. Dowser, Reid &��� Wallbridge,
barristers, and who is to sit shortly for
an examination: the second. Kath
leen, aged 16, who is at home; Wal
ter, aged 12, earning $8.00 per month
at Spencer's; Lorne, aged 8, and
Helen,  aged  5,  at   home.
Mrs. Clarke informed me that she
has got down to her last dollar, and
that her lawyer has tied up her husband's property. The case is set for
trial early in November, and she asks
for monetary assistance until her
case can be disposed of. It is not
charity she is seeking, but something
to carry her over two or three
months, when she will reimburse the
municipality. Mrs. Clarke has undoubtedly seen better days, and she
is paying $10 per month rent. I gave
her $15 and took her receipt, it is
very evident that this family has had
a hard road to travel ever since they
came to South  Vancouver.
The Health Committee on Wednesday evening decided to continue
Mrs. Clarke's pay for another
month.
Stray .Dogs Dangerous
There are a large number of stray
dogs in the municipality whom nobody owns and for whom nobody-
cares. Last Saturday evening Thos.
Skinner, a boy of 15, residing at the
corner of Sophia Street and Twenty-
sixth Avenue, was walking along
Main Street, when a collie dog ran
at him and inflicted a severe bite
upon his leg, which had to be attended to at a druggist's.
Commissioner Crehan has returned
to Vancouver and resumed his duties
as auditor at the Municipal  Hall.
Extraordinary Increase in Building
Mi A. 1-'.. young, Building Inspector, has issued a statement
which givis tin- progress oi the building department from its commencement, October 23, 1911, to August 30, 1912, showing tin- extra
ordinary   increase   in   the   building   operations   in    South    Vancouver.
During the past few months all records were smashed, the total value
of new building.- reaching over $.355.1100. Since October 23. 1911, the
total value of new buildings erected in South Vancouver reaches the
sum of $2,308,301. In that time permits were granted for 2.076 new
Structures. The number of permits issued during each of the different
months and their value follow :
N'o. of Permits Value
October 23 to 31, 1911       15 $21,050.00
November    89 146,425CD
December      77 121,520.00
January. 1912   138 157.ll75.00
February   2U6 223,387.00
March  282 310,995.00
April   304 256,170 00
May     233 207,K5H.Du
June    235 211,7liniiti
July     251 297,01'>im
August 1 to 30  246 355,lloi!ii
Large Appropriation for Road
Work in South Vancouver
GOVERNMENT   INSPECTOR
OF CIVIC  OFFICES
Municipal Clerk Springford, of South
Vancouver,   Gives   Interesting
Evidence
The Royal Commission appointed
to enquire into ihe question of municipal government brought its Vancouver session to a close for the present  on  Saturday.
During the four days which comprised the Vancouver sitting, Com
missioncrs Keary, Maclean and Hull
heard evidence for and against the
commission form of government, ex
emption of church property from taxation, and the need emphasized by
all the municipalities heard of a revision of the Municipal Act.
On Friday afternoon Mr. Jame- II.
Springford, clerk of the municipality
of South Vancouver, advocated the
appointment of a government inspector of civic  affairs.
"He should be one who can advise
methods   of   coping   with   situations
Consistent with the condition- of the
various cities and municipalities, and
who can promote, as far as possible,
a uniform system of accounting.
"I consider the duties of this inspector should be to personally inspect the books and accounts of all
civic offices throughout ihe Province,
i" confer with the officials as to their
methods, instructing where necessary;   also   to   personally   inspect   the
work of all civic auditors, demanding at all times a thorough audit, to
receive and investigate complaints
from ratepayers, and, in short, to
generally promote a businesslike sys
tern of handling the funds of the public.
"This should do away with govern
ment audits, which 1 consider are a
severe detriment to the welfare of
the municipality concerned, ami are
also a heavy expense brought about
by the poor conditions of civic of
fiees. Also, it would promote the
confidence of the ratepayers in respect to Ihe handling of public
i funds."
Around the Municipal Hall
Chief Jackson will cnle. upon his
vacation next week. He goes to
Vancouver Island lor some shooting
Being rather a good .-hot, and having
had a fair amount of experience, he
was asked lo join a hunting parly
who are going io try their luck with
the mountain lions on Bowen Island,
but  he has declined the invitation.
* *    ��
How small the world is. after all!
On Tuesday evening a genileman was
silting in ihe editor's sanctum.
The hour was late, and we were
anxious to be off home. Nothing
was heard bill Ihe click-click as the
typewriter plied backwards .and for
wards. We were discussing the ed
itorial. An inspiration had conn
over the editor. He was declaiming
on the duties of the youth ol Canada,
and as he poured forth his oration
he kept pounding al Ihe machine
After a time he ceased, and whilst
slopping to read what had been
typed a knock came al the door. On
a shout of "Come in!" a lady .mil gen
llemaii   entered   and   asked    if   there
was a 'phone on the premises    On
being answered in the affirmative,
lite genileman explained lhal lie was
Hying lo locale a friend who had
invited linn and his wife lo v i-u them
that night They had spent a long
time in Irving to locate their friends,
bul without avail, and were now on
their way home. As I was inter
ested in what was being written, I
never turned to look at the strangers,
hut on hearing the voices, said:
"From   Glasgow?"     The   gentleman
Said:   "Yes,  and   you   are   Mr.    .
of    "      Sometimes   a    surprise
conies to us so suddenly that it almost seems to take our speech away.
Such was the case on the present occasion. Four years ago I had attended an auction of a timber dealer's
stock. All day long I had been buying, and the gentleman who was in
the office was my chief competitor.
We had had business relations extending back for many years, but
that day both were anxious to procure as much of that special kind of
mahogany as he could. In the
afternoon I got a rather nice parcel
knocked down to mc, but my friend
had made me pay a pretty fair price
for it. After the auctioneer let the
hammer fall, my friend came over
and offered a certain profit to get
the parcel. We laughed and chatted
over the transaction.
At that time he was partner in as
nice a factory as anyone could desire,
clearing from $15,000 to $20,000 per
annum, while I was also the possessor of another place, but not making profits like that.
* si    *
What changes the whirligig of
time brings round���bad Hade, keen
competition, an unwillingness to part
with old workmen, an over accumulation of stock. The stage from a
prosperous business to losing one is
easily bridged. Had anyone told
cither of us that we were ever likely
to give  up  our  workshops   for  many
Board of Works Recommends an Expenditure of Nearly
$30,000~-New Plank Walks
years, or that we would come to locate  in  Vancouver,   we   would   have
termed them mad. What instinct.
what chance or accident, should lead
him to call at this office- To do so
many minor things had to happen.
By accident he became acquainted
with his friends out here. A friend
called lo lake him and his wife oul.
hut he found he was going to he
late, so asked hi- friend I" go himself. The office should have been
closed   two   hour-   before.     On   his
journey   in  from  Forty-sec I Street
ill looking for his friend at an earlier
hour he would have found a dozen
offices open. Strange how- the tin
expected often happi nsl
* *   *
We understand that Chief Jack-on
will shortly introduce a new bylaw
calling    upon   till    vehicles   to    carry
lights after sunset    Motor car driv
ers  and   cyclists   will   welcome  this
news.
* *   ���
In ihe cleaning up of Alexander
Sireet it will be a- well for the citi
/. us ot South \ ,i:ii-"in er lo keep
their eyes open I ndoubtedly
oi these undcsirabb characters will
try to gci a temporary location
within ihe borders "i this munici
pality,
* *   ��
If the C. X. R. are able t" come to
terms with ihe city ii will mean ill n
work will he abundant this ��intei
As a result workmen will drift in
from all quarters. There will be
ilie u.-ual number of parasites following up to prey upon them, flu-
is where the danger arise-. These
fellows hang around the saloon bar-
all day and with an occasional visit
to lite pool rooms, always on the outlook    to   relieve    someone   of     their
hard-earned  cash.
* *    *
Quite a number of different versions have appeared as to what demands the Council will make upon
Vancouver before they lay the matter of annexation before the ratepayers, but we have no fear of what
the people's reply will he. no matter
how tempting the offer. South Vancouver   will   prefer  to  work  out  her
own   destiny.
* *    *
The warnings given by "The Chinook" in the past regarding annexation were amply borne out this week
by the opinions expressed by some of
the leading Vancouver merchants.
South Vancouver may bid farewell to
the development of the Fraser River if
annexation takes place.
* *    *
There was quite a flutter around
the hall on Saturday, pay checks being given out owing to Monday being Labor Day. It is surprising how-
ihe anticipation of a holiday brings
out the smiling faces. Everyone
seemed pleased and anxious to assist each other. In all probability
there will be another holiday shortly
when H.R.H. the Duke of Connanght
visits the city. SCRUTATOR.
At the Hoard of Works, on Wednesday, Engineer Clement recommended the grading of many road
sections and pulling down of plank-
walks, at a total cost of $29,047. With
a few slight modifications, the report
i a- adopted.
Knight   Road  Widening
Mr. J. M. Blackburn, Knight Road,
appeared before the Hoard respecting a biter he had received from the
Clerk asking him to give twenty-four
feet of road frontage on Knight Road
-" a- t,, enable the Council to carry
out the widening of that thorough
fare.
Councillor Elliott sa;d it was understood Mr. Blackburn would fall in
line  with  other  owners  and  give  the
laud.
Mr Blackburn said ihe land in
question was too valuable t" giveaway. It was pointed out to him
that the widening of the road would
improve his property, and In- replied
that if the Council wanted the land it
would have to be expropriated. Unless the |and was purchased he intended to stay right there. The grad
ing of (his road has already com
inenced. and this decision of Mr.
Blackburn will prevent the road be
ing of equal  width  throughout.
Commercial Drive
A letter was read calling attention
to the proposed opening up of Commercial Drive, and a deputation asked
when this would be completed. It
was explained that the Council were
waiting upon the B. C. E. Railway
to carry oul some work al ilie end
of the  Drive.
Tramway Extensions
Mr George W Conway. Acting
General Manager of the I! C E.
Railway, wrote in reply 1" a letter
from the Board making request for
Ihe extension o certain car line- in
ihe municipality under the o-rms of
the Tramway Franchise Agreement
of June 10. 1909. Tin letter stated
that the work would begin at the
earliest possible moment and would
include tin- extension of Victoria
Drive line from its present terminus
to Fifty-sixth Avenue, and from Fraser Avenue lo River Road So soon
a-   the  fill-in on   Eraser Avenue i-   in
la     proper    condition     to   carry    the
track-    Regarding the requested con
neclion   between   Cedar   Cotage   and
I Westminster    Road,    the    company
would be unable to build  that  during
j the present year, but would do SO next
year.
The Clerk was instructed  i" write
and thank the company for the letter
land  their prompt  attention.
South Vancouver Municipal Council
Suggested Single Transportation System
The fortnightly meeting of the
Council was held on Thursday afternoon, all the members except Councillor Elliott, who was in Victoria,
being  present.
The First Instalment
Mr. C. Harrison, Secretary to the
Board of Trade, wrote asking the
Council for a cheque for $10(1, the
first instalment of the $500 promised
towards the cost of providing a harbor scheme on Fraser River Mr.
Harrison stated the money was required for preliminary expenses A
cheque was ordered to be drawn
Single Transportation System
A letter was read from Mr. T. H.
Cross, Secretary of the Kitsilano Improvement Association. enclosing
copy of a resolution passed by that
Association, which slated that the
surrounding municipalities will be-
best served by a single transportation
system, giving a uniform rate over
such territory as may be described
as Greater Vancouver. The resold
tion tisked the Council to support
the scheme, and a resolution ��...
pas-ed heartily endorsing the one
passed at Kitsilano and expressed a
hope   that    Ihe   important   matter   of
transportation would be placed on a
more     Satisfactory     and     permanent
basis,
Business Hours at the Hall
The Council  adopted  the following
resolution: "That all office- and
wickets in the Municipal Hall be
open to the public for business be
Iween Ihe hour- ,,f 12 and 1. and lhal
the various officials arrange their
staffs so that the public can be
waited on during  this  hour."
Rounding  Up  Dogs
The following resolution was car
hried without discussion. "That a
horse be purchased for the Police
Department, and that one of tlie old
buggies be fitted up for this horse,
the same to be used for rounding up
dogs and oilier purposes of the Po
! lice   Department."
Notices to School Physician
Ii was recommended thai the
Health Inspector procure form ������<
notice t" he used when notifying
Dr, Hunter, School Physician, of
cases of Infectious disease in the
municipality.
Prizes at  the  Show
The Council sent several horses I ���
the  -how   at   Hastings   Park, and  Dr.
Swinnerton now     reported    that    all
I did   well.      The   costs   wen-    $18.55
'One horse took  thru- prizes, and an
Other   one.     The   Reeve     wanted     to
know what becarai >i the prize
money, and he was asked in enquire
into the mailer and report to thi
Council   later.
NEW   WESTMINSTER
PROGRESSIVE ASSOCIATION
The ,\a\ i- dt.iw ing near ni w w lu n
all chance of winning lite $100 offered
by the New Westminster Progressive
Association for the best slogan for
their cm will have gone forever Sep
tember 1-' is the closing date, and the
Secretary expects that there will be
i  big rush of entile- al  the very last
moment,
Wide publicity has been given the
competition, and slogans have been
received from many far distant
points. Old England, six thousand
miles away, has sent in its quota,
while slogan artists seem to be scattered thick on the rocky coast of
New Brunswick and sea-girt Nova
Scotia. The prairies arc not very
prolific in output, but like dim voices
ft "in the wild come entries from ihe
scattered islands off the northern
coast of B. C. Down south of the
line, too. the ever-ready American
has set his wits to work in Seattle.
Tacoma and other near border cities.
Real human interest is found in a
competitor who writes from a hospital for incurables, and the little lad
of fourteen whose proud father sends
in his contribution, which is of real
merit. In that $100 first prize, or
the $50 second prize, there may lie
just that chance that some struggling
body is waiting for. to lift him from
the ruck into the place he should occupy in this world of ours.
At a preliminary meeting held to
organize the South Hill Orchestral
Society, Mr. John Xorbury was appointed President, Rev. Mr. Eakin
Vice-President, and Mr. J. Sinclair
Secretary and Treasurer, with an Executive Committee.
NURSING HOSPITAL
IN SOUTH VANCOUVER
A Long-felt Want Supplied
There ha- just opened at   I'w   itj
eighth   Avenue   and   Mam   Strvei   a
private   hospital   ami   nursing   home,
which will supply a long-felt waul in
ih.it particular district    The proprie
tor- are Mi-- \\ e-tbv and Miss
II.ill. two thoroughly competent and
qualified nurses, �� in. an- conducting
the hospital on the most up 1" date
hygienic principles The bedrooms
are supplied with the most modern
furnishings, and the bedsteads have
patent lifting pillow- heads and
every appliance Io add lo lite comfort
of the patient. In one of the upstairs
room- tin operating table litis been
provided, where in case ni emergency
operations can be performed by a
fully qualified surgeon, who would.
of course, be called in. The close
proximity of such a hospital to the
main road, where cases of serious
accident can be taken quickly, may
mean the difference between life and
death. Here cases can be treated
just the same as in one of the largo
hospitals, with the additional advantage of more quiet and privacy,
which is most essential "when pain
and anguish wring the brow." Maternity cases are taken, and in all cases
the charges are very moderate. Both
lite nurses have taken the necessary
qualifications in London hospitals.
 ��-^s��-��
A sad case of a family destitute
came before the Health Committee
on Wednesday. It was stated that a
family of four were living near the
corner of Twenty-seventh Avenue and
Main Streets, all confined to their
beds with sickness, with scarcely any
food available. The Health Committee have taken the case up with a
view to relieving the distress.
Among holiday visitors to South
Vancouver were Mr. and Mrs. A.
Tate, Miss M. McConnell and Mr.
James Dick, of Victoria, who visited
with Mr. and Mrs. H.  Parker.
Mr. and Mrs. John Dick have returned to Victoria after a visit to
their daughter, Mrs. H. Parker, Collingwood   Road. TWO
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 19!
WE SELL
Heinz Pure  Vinegar
in  hulk.    WHITE WINE,  MALT, and  CIDER.
Absolutely pure.
One Price���SOc per gal.
JUST  THE   THING   FOR   PICKLING
45lli and
and Fraser
"Nothing But the Best"
PEN PICTURES
NEW HOSIERY
Fit out the Family for School
Women's plain Cashmere Hose, black or tan, Special, 3 pairs for $1.00
Women's plain Cashmere Hose (Jason), black, 50c per pair
Women's ribbed Cashmere Hose, black or tan, 50c per pair
Cotton Hose, plain black or tan, 20c, 25c. and 35c per pair
Child's plain or ribbed Cashmere or Cotton Hose, 15c, 25c, and 35c pr.
Infants' union and wool vests, assorted sizes and styles, 35c to 50c each
New ribbons in taffeta and satin finish, Sc to 25c per yard.
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
Snnnydcne Sub Office
"RIVERCREST
99 Will Solve the Home
Problem for You
A small cash payment secures immediate possession. We are
building the finest bungalows in South Vancouver : Four to
seven rooms; beamed ceilings; panelled walls; fireplace; built-
in buffet; furnace; everything complete and ready to move into
today. Payments spread over four years. You work hard for
your money; make your money work for you. Call on us for
further particulars.
Bungalow Finance & Building: Co. Ltd.
Phones : Seymour 3204-5-6 Pacific Bldg. 416 Howe St.
Watch this space from week to week
H. Pughe is offering buys in
Suits & Gents' Furnishings
Which will bear the closest investigation
H.    PUGHE
4134 Main Street, near City Heights P. O.
only material suitable
a.-> the foundation for
The Permanent Paving Material���
CONCRETE
A pavement which will provide for all conditions
of traffic and climate must be constructed on a com-
tnon-sente basis,
Concrete is recognized a> the
for permanent work, and is used
all modern pavements.
The discovery of a satisfactory concrete wearing
surface has been made in Granitoid after years of cx-
perimenting and study. In our 1'atente'd Granitoid
Pavemenl we have a concrete base and a concrete
wearing surface that will meet all the requirements
of automobile and vehicular traffic, and a pavement
that will become more durable with age. An investment in Granitoid pays the highest returns in durability
and satisfactory service.
Watch Westminster Road from Main Street to
Prince Edward, also Davie Street, Second Avenue,
and Columbia Street, in Vancouver.
British Columbia Granitoid & Contracting
Limited
48 EXCHANGE BLDG. VANCOUVER, B. C.
W. A. POUND, Ex-Reeve of South Vancouver
peet
Ex Reeve  W.  A.   Pound  came  to
Vancouver twenty-three years ago. A
year previous to that he had been in
Victoria,  where  he    commenced    to
learn his trade as a printer with the
Victoria "Colonist." On coming to
Vancouver he served two years with
W. J. Trythall, afterwards going io
ihe "Xews-Advertiser," and remaining with that paper until his Hade
was completed. Purchasing two and
a fifth acres in South Vancouver in
what was then known as Westminster Avenue, he came to reside in
this municipality in the year 1893. As
showing the difference of value of
lots then as compared with prices
today, we may state that for the two
and a fifth acres he then purchased he
paid only $7(10. a 25ft. lot of which
would now bring five times the
amount which he paid for the whole
block. The tramway at this time
only ran to 16th Avenue, and there
were no stores beyond this point.
South Vancouver had neither sidewalks nor roads.
�� * *
Mr. Pound was asked to go into the
Council in 1904. He was elected by
acclamation when Councillor Middler
resigned. Ill the following year he
was again elected by acclamation, hut
health inspector, and he also
inaugurated the police court. He also
lan completed six miles of tramway,
and was instrumental in the erection
of the present Municipal Hall at a
Ct -i of nearly $K,000. During the
whole tenure of his office he worked
ino>i harmoniously with the other
members oi the Council. Some of
the Councillors were elected to op-
pose his policy, but as soon as they
were initiated into the work they
fell Into line with the others, renin
nizing that every one of them was
working for the best interests of the
municipality.
*   *   *
Undoubtedly ex-Reeve Pound is an
optimist of Ihe lirst order, always believing in the future possibilities of
South Vancouver. He was ever ready
and willing to launch forth any scheme
that would help forward this municipality in its progress. His optimism
and confidence in the future possibilities were infectious, and he seemed to
imbue his Council with the same
ideas that animated himself, so that
they were always willing to lend their
aid to any proposal that he brought
forward. Being of a genial nature
he was always easily approached, being
held in  the highest esteem by all  the
take advantage of the gifts Nature
has bestowed upon her. Once she Is
incorporated she will be placed upon
a basis wh'ch, when the lime comes for
annexation, will enable her In dictate
her own terms with no uncertain
voice. Asked as to his opinion of the
present Council, ex-Reeve Pound
stated that they had attempted too
much work. The difficulties which'
beset them on taking office were 10
many for new men to tackle that they
were alninst Insurmountable. Instead
of grasping the whole of them tit once
they should have worked along in
sections. He thinks they caused a
feeling of dismay and apprehension
to permeate through ihe entire staff
of the municipal employee-,, which unsettled the latter from their work and
kepi them from giving of their best.
He thinks the Council is anxious and
painstaking to do its duty, and if
given a fair show and a helping hand
by the ratepayers, at the end of the
year it will be able to hand over a
record of its stewardship that will be
gratifying to the whole of the municipality. Mr. Pound has no political
ambitions, having purchased a partnership in the Barker Drug Company,
and he is now content to enjoy the
repose he has so well earned. When
a historian comes to write up the
story of South Vancouver, the work
of ex-Reeve Pound will be brought
prominently into the limelight as the
lirst man that Nature had endowed
willi ihe optimistic faith of the possibilities of South Vancouver.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NOTES
BY "QUIZ"
duties well performed and days n
spent, and husband their resoun
until another season, anil, when �� ���
ter winds are piercing chill, sit o
cheery fires, with the satisfaction
knowing that they have enough .
lo  Sparc.
* *    *
Gum-chewing   is   a    hurtful   ha!
and   is   not   characteristic   of   rein
ment and good breeding.    Real ladt
with  a  keen  sense  of    modesty.
not chew gum on the streets or in ���
i r.oncars   and  trains.    No man  ltd
a   deep   delight   in   seeing   a   girl
woman  smugging  wax  or  rubbei
the mouthful as she rides along n
street car, or while she is iu chin
or  ���ecu  at  a   theatre.    The  habit
costly and unhcalthftil.    It is all n.
for saliva  to  flow at given  and  n
essary  times,  but  to keep  it  flow
by chewing moiithsful of gum is i
hurtful.    Besides, it is a hideous ..
unrefined  habit.
��� ���    ���
On   Monday  one  of  the  strane
storms in  the history of the mini!
pality   visited   the   district    betw
Eighteenth   and   Twenty-eight   A
uues.     Krom   Twenty-eighth   ,\\
to   the   North   Arm   of    the    J'i
scarcely any  rain  or  hail  fell  dm
the day.    About  11  a.m.  hail fell
tween   Eighteenth and Twenty ii.
Avenues,    and    the    sidewalks    ��
soon    covered    with    a    white    si
Electrical   discharge!   of   some
Itnce   accompanied    the    storm,
several  heavy claps of thunder  e
heard.
POUND
in the year 19U6 he was defeated by
two votes, when Councillor Middler
once more returned to the Council.
In 1907 and in 1908 he was once more
elected to the Council, his opponent
at this time being Dan Grimniett. In
1909 he lirst ran for the Reeveship
against Reeve Kae and ex-Councillor Burgess, and was elected by a
handsome majority. In the following
year ex-Reeve Rae again ran unsuccessfully against Mr. Pound. In 1911
Mr. Thos. Dickie was his opponent.
This was the closest fight for the
Reeveship which Mr. Pound had had,
but he again emerged as Reeve.
When first elected as Reeve there
were no sidewalks in the municipality, there were few roads, and what
roads there were, wcre only 22ft.
wide. The contractors then had the
liberty of throwing the brushwood on
the boulevard or burning it, and naturally they left it on the boulevards.
When water mains came to he laid
a great deal of work was necessitated,
The same applied to the sidewalks : it
was almost a second clcaring-up. Al
this lime the population of South
Vancouver was only about 4,600, as
shown by Ihe census taken by the
assessor.
*    *    *
While iu office Mr. Pound was instrumental in the laying of ISO
utile.- ol sidewalk and also 150
miles of water mains. In the Muni
eipal Hall there were only Mr. Peake
and his assistant, Mr. Ferris, who
composed the entire clerical slaff
There was no police force at litis lime.
there being only a call officer, so lhal
Reeve Pound really installed the police force, together with the inspector,   wiring   inspector,   plumbing  in-
employees of the municipality, and
last year it was with unfeigned feelings of regret that many learned of
his intention to retire.
*    *    *
Under existing conditions ex-Reeve
Pound considers it futile for a man
who has a private business to take
up Ihe office of Reeveship, the duties
id' which are so exacting as to require the whole time of any man offering himself for this position. He
is of the opinion that a sufficient
salary should he paid to the Reeve to
make it possible for him to devote his
entire time to the duties of the municipality. He is a strong incorpora-
tionlst, believing that if his incorporation bill had been endorsed, the
municipality would have been saved
many millions of dollars by being able
lo purchase at that time public parks,
lire hall sites, and ground for other
public purposes at rates which were
little more than a third of the present
values. However, the people then
thought best to turn the hill down,
incorporation  being defealed by  only
IK votes This was accomplished
by a number of malcontents who ihe
day   previous   lo  the  voting scattered
broadcast throughout the municipality
small dodgers stating lhal if incor
poralion were passed, hotels and a
segregated district would be the result. Seeing incorporation defeated,
ex-Reeve Pound, always seeking to
act iii Ihe best interests of South Vancouver, brought forward an annexation scheme which the government
promptly turned down. Now, Mr.
Pound considers that there is no way
out of the difficulty other than by incorporation. South Vancouver must
work out her own destiny,    She must
Advice and How to Use It
"Don't   eat   that   stuff,"   the   doctor
said,
"Or you will soon he with the dead."
But when  the doctor had his say
The patient ate it anyway���
And   he's   living  yet.
"Don't  buy  that  run-down  business,
friend,
Or  your  career  will  shortly  end."
Thus spoke the man who'd have his
say;
The geezer went his headstrong way���
And now he's rich.
"You  can't  raise  hay  on  such  poor
land;
You'll starve before you get a stand,"
Observed the neighbor on the right;
The farmer planted day and night���
He's hay king now.
"There's  not  one   chance
nine
For you to strike
Said  the bent old
young guy,
But   the   tenderfoot
a  try���
Now he own
in  ninety-
a copper mine,"
man  to  the  fresh
said   he'd   have
the State.
"They can't put you in jail for that,"
Exclaimed the lawyer, sleek and fat;
The man in prison groaned a groan,
And the lawyer man left him alone���
But he stayed in jail.
���Oregon Journal.
The first quarterly meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Employees' Sick, Accident, and Dividend Society will be held on Monday, September 9, at the Municipal Hall, at
7.30 p.m. All members are respectfully requested to attend.
MARIE RICH
As the Aviatrix, with the Frank Rich    Company   at   the   Panama   Theatre
"The rain it raineth every day," was
the complaint of the large number
of men who had a holiday on Labor
Day, and who hoped to enjoy a day
iu the parks. Rain fell iu torrents on
Saturday and Sunday, and throughout
Sunday night on to Monday morning. Many roads in South Vancouver were Hooded, and transportation
was sufficiently uncomfortable to put
holiday-seekers in a bad humor. On
the ground that what cannot be cured
must pe endured, the majority bore
their disappointments philosophically,
and made the most of very depressing
surroundings.
��    *    ��
A well-known South Vancouver
minister was discussing with the
writer of this column, the action of
the city police iu closing down certain houses in Alexander Street.   He
asked the question, "Which is the
greater evil, to confine this particular
traffic to one district, or to spread it
over the city and adjoining municipalities?" It is very difficult to give
a satisfactory answer, but it is a fact
that whatever course is adopted, the
penally always falls upon the weaker
sex. The majority of the unfortunates
have been brought to their present
lamentable position by men who deserve to be hounded from all decent
society. While the woman is bandied
from pillar to post, the men who
really keep these places going arc-
allowed to pursue their wicked course,
without let or hindrance. It is said
there is one law for the rich and
another for the poor. Certain it is
that the law in Ihe particular cases
referred to is blind to the most
serious side of the evil.
* f   ���
The local lire brigades should receive much encouragement from the
remarks of the Reeve and Councillor Thomas at Saturday night's prize
distribution. They have been trying to
do impossible work with an inadequate
equipment, and now they are assured
that the matter shall have proper attention by the Council. Evil is sometimes wrought by want of thought,
as well as want of heart, and it would
appear that many have been apt lo
criticise without thinking In tin-
past the brigade has done the best
possible with the appliances to hand,
anil tis Councillor Thomas said, there
is the nucleus of one of the best brigades in British Columbia. In time
the necessary equipment will he pro
vided, but the boys of the brigade
should remember that Rome was sol
built ill a day.
* ��    ���
Councillor Thomas was bubbling
over with humor al the brigade price
distribution   mi   Saturday,     He     had
dined at six wisely and well, and In
handing the prizes to winners, crack
ed jokes which created roars of laugh
ter.   In a later speech he appeared lo
take  exception  to  some  criticism  ol
fered   by   "The   Chinook,"  and   point
ing to the representative of that paper
who was present,    remarked,    "That
gentleman over ihcrc can clo a gteat
deal  of  good,  or  he  can  do  a  great
ileal of harm, but  I  hope he will keep
his feet off the tails of my coat, anyway."
Councillor Thomas knows there is
genius and power in persistence. It
conquers all opposition ; it gives coiifi
deuce; it annihilates obstacles.
Everybody believes in the determined
man. People know that when he undertakes a thing the battle is half
won, for his rule is to accomplish
whatever he sets out to do. People
know that it is useless to oppose a man
who uses stumbling blocks as stepping stones; who does not know
when be is defeated; who never, because of criticism or opposition,
shrinks   from   his   task.
* *   ��
South Vancouver is progressing at
such a pace as to render its school
accommodations insufficient. The
new two-roomed frame addition to
the Scxsmith School, Sixty-first Avenue and Ontario Street, was opened
on Tuesday, Monday being a holiday
This addition, which has just been
completed, will relieve the Congestion
in that part of the municipality. Two
experienced teachers have been
placed in charge. Other schools are
overcrowded.
* *   ��
The autumn leaves arc beginning
to fall���a reminder that the summer
has waned and that the sun is losing
its power. This is the time when the
year takes up its bright inheritance of
golden fruit, and "pomp and pageant
fill the splendid scene " The time of
rest is at hand, and those who
through the past summer have ottlti
vatcd  and  reaped  can   now  look  on
Fortnight's Payments Total $78.6f
At a meeting of the Finance C
mittee   on   Thursday   morning.   Ii
were passed for wages and  payn
amounting   to   $78.665.90.   contra
during the  past  fortnight.    The
of  roadwork   in   the  respective   v
was   as   follows :     Ward     I.     $<J
Ward II, $5914.50; Ward III. $5787 .
Ward  IV. $6669.45;    and    Ward
$40.15.95; making a total of $31,424
The  remaining  balance  was  for  i
ceilaneoui payments,
CORPORATION  OF THE  DISTRICT OP
SOUTH VANCOUVER
WATERWORKS   DEPARTMENT
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS
THE USE OF WATER (or lawns, garden,
streets ind sidewalk sprinkling is strictly pro
hibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having tlie water turnel
off and leave themselves liable to be charcc'
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
J. MULLETT.
Waterworks Superintendent
CORPORATION   OF  THE   DISTRICT  OK
SOUTH   VANCOUVER
Health Department
No. ICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tags
for the collection of garbage can now be pur
chased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided  by the bylaw.
Box  1224, South Vancouver.
CORPORATION   OF  THE   DISTRICT  01-
SOUTH   VANCOUVER
TAXES   1912
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that il
tax notices for the above district have no
been issued. Any ratepayers not having n
ceived their notices can obtain a copy h
applying- lo the Collector, 1\ O. Drawer 'l ' i
South  Hill,  II. C.
Kindly note that in order to obtain reb.H
remittance must be in the office of Ihe Co
lector on or before the 15tIt day of Septembt
CORPORATION  OF  SOUTH
VANCOUVER
Licences
To Whom it May Concern :
TAKE   NOTICE,   that   licences   arc   ..
due   hy   all   hawkers,   peddlers,   express   ...
draymen, doing business in  South   vancouvi
Any  hawker,  peddler,  express and drayit;
found   doing   business   of   this   nature   wit'
the  Municipality   without  a  South  Vaiu-nt:,
Licence   will   be   prosecuted   as   provided
the   'I rades   Licence   llylaw.
WILLIAM JACKSON
_      .  , Chief  of  1'oii
Dated July 31,  1012.
CORPORATION      OF
VANCOUVER
SOUTH
NOTICE    TO    THE    RATEPAYERS    0
OWNERS OF REAL ESTATE IN THE
MUNICIPALITY    OF    SOUTH
VANCOUVER
The Government Auditing Commissionei
the   abovi- named    Municipality   Will   havi
office open  from   III to   II   in  the  I	
each day (except .lays on which the I' .
Inquiry is being held) for the purpo-.
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer
Owner may be pre.cm ami may make
objection lo such accounts as arc befon-
Auditor.
JAS. II. BPBINOFORD
C. M.   .
CORPORATION  OF  SOUTH
VANCOUVER
IN    THE    MATTER    OF    THE    PUBLIC
INQUIRIES ACT
NOTICE
The Commissioner appointed to investi,, te
the matters relating to the management of
the School affairs, as well as the managem
of the Municipal affairs of tlie Corporate-:
of South Vancouver, will hold the
session of public inquiry at the hour of
10 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 1912, in tlie
Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, c ���
43rd Avenue and Fraser St., South Vancouo  .
Any   persons   having  knowledge   of  the   >:
fairs in question are requested to be present
JAS.  II.  SPRINGFORD,
  C. M  C
APPLICATION   FOR  LICENCE
August 6. 191-
NOTICE IS HEREBY CIVEN that
thirty days after date I intend to apply to
the Licence Commissioners of South Vancouver for a Bottle Licence on the premisi -
situated on Lot H, Block 4". D. L. 36 and 51.
JAMES   CHAPMAN
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
floor, unfurnished, close to carlinej
suit grown-ups, housekeeping; $1?
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
office.
TANKS
Wood   water-tanks,   viirr   wonr-i
and  continuous  stave   pipe  marie  in   all   sire1
Municipal  Construction  Co.   Ltd.,  319  Pender
Street,   Vancouver.   H.   C. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
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A BANKERS' TRUST HOME
YOUR RENT MONEY
Will BUY you a home under our easy-payment plan. Small eaab
payment, balance easy monthly instalments; no mortgage to assume.
Our houses are fully modern, artistically designed, and close to car-
line, school and stores.
SAVINGS DEPARTMENT
A Savings Account may be opened with any amount from ft.OO
upward. We pay 4 per cent., credited quarterly. Each depositor is
furnished with a check book, in a handsome seal-grain leather lover,
and is privileged t i issu checks against his or her account. Get into
the habit of paying all your household bills by cheque. It is the safest
way.
Bankers Trust Corporation Ltd.
166 Hastings St. West
RACES! RACES!
The Summer Season of Racing is now under way
at
MINORU PARK
Special trains leave over B. C. Electric double-
track system from Granville Station at 12.30, 1
o'clock, 1.30 and 2 o'clock.
Seven Running Races Daily
Over 400 of the best horses ever brought to
British Columbia to be seen under silk.
Admisson including Round Trip Tram Tickets $1.25
Plan Your Eastern Excursion
OVER   THE
Canadian Pacific Railway
THE SCENIC ROUTE OF AMERICA
Special  low  Round-trip Tickets on sale to all points  East on
various dates during the Summer months.
For a most delightful trip during the warm weather take a trip
on the new fast
SS. Princess Patricia
Xow making two trips daily between Vancouver and Nanaimo.
For rates, reservations, and further information apply to :
C. MILLARD, Depot Ticket Agent, Vancouver.
J. MOE, C. P. A��� 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
Hughes Bros1   Big Liquor Store
105 HASTINGS STREET EAST, VANCOUVER, B.C.
Phone : Seymour 330
We carry everything in the  Liquor Line
No order too small, and none too large for this popular Liquor Store
Free Delivery to all parts South Vancouver
leaving our Store every Friday morning at 9 a.m.
See STREET BROTHERS
If you want to buy a House.     We can sell you one ready-
built, or will build one to your order.
Easy terms and satisfaction guaranteed
REAL ESTATE BUILDERS AUCTIONEERS
4258 MAIN STREET
Phone : Fairmont 1492
Vancouver Brokerage Ltd.
REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL AGENTS
Fifth Floor Holden Building, Vancouver B. C.
Phones :  Seymour 4245 and 9167
GOOD BUILDING LOTS FOR SALE
Homes built to suit purchasers, on easy terms
AGREEMENTS FOR SALE PURCHASED
True Story of Anderson Tax Case
Legislation Needed to Protect Districts---Delegation to Wait
on Premier and Attorney-General
An important conference was held
at the Municipal Hall on Friday afternoon list, attended by representatives
from tin- surrounding districts, to <li-
in-* the i".*itiou m tin- Anderson
Tax Case. Representatives from
North and South Vancouver and Point
Grey were present
Tin   Reeve opened the proceeding!
satisfied ��'ith the way the sports went
off on the previous Saturday.   It was I
a  case  of  hard-fought   victories   for
those  who won, and  for those  who
I lost   it   was   "bard-fought   losing."   A
very deep intaraat was taken in the I
various events,  which  helped  to  develop    the    competitors    physically
\p.cri t'p'iu the picnic, He would like1
and   void.   Tln<,  of  coarse,  affects  to express Ms appreciation of the lire
every tas sih  lim! litis been hehl in department of South Vancouver    He
the municipality "i South Vancouver was  afraid   the   ratepayers   did   not (Monday
when  the  taxes  f->r  which  the  land  realize how  good the fire department  Tuesday
ha- been sold wen- levied during anyjwss, and there was g good deal  of
nf the years thai the municipality had criticism going on si   regarded   the.
its office iu th,- City of Vancouver, or equipment "f the brigade    When an   ,llurvlio
did anything in connection  with the; inferior  brigade,  ss  regarded  equip*   i-'n<iay
assessment  of  taxes,  the  holding of  ment, came up against a hitter equip-
Terminal Steam  Navigation Co. Ltd.
Howe Sound Route
I.favcs
\S' Inrsday
by  stating  why  the conference had the Court of  Revision, or the ion [ped brigade, people win- apt to throw'   i.eaves
been  called. duel  of  the  sale itself ill   Vancouver.  Out  I   sneer  at   the  one  which  could   SSturdat*
Councillor Robinson read a resume .There were over one hundred parcels I OOt do as well as the other, hut they
of  the  Anderson  case,  which  proved|of land exhibited for sale al this par- ought  to  think   what  South   Vancou-      '.eaves
both interesting and valuable, tlcular tax sale in IK'W.     Some   of'ver would be without a brigade at  Satur,l">'
The resume read : these,    of   course,   were    redeemed,  all.    People   should  not   criticise
This is an action, as you are aware, \ M;'n>' "f ,l,(,tn. however, were not re
brought hy Mr. K. A. Anderson I year   deemed,  and   have been   sold  and  re
they  dill,   liecause  be  believed     their   Sunday
men  were as good as Ihe men  in  the
City brigade, The only difference was
or two ago to set aside ��� tax sale held J0^ :""' subdivided into lots, making
by  the  municipality  of South  Van- hundreds of parcels which have been in the apparatus. They could not ex-
couver.  The  facts  are  briefly  as fol-PJJJ"  "I""1 ����� ,nc present  time.    The  pect       to   have a       brigade       in
lows:    Iii  1892 C. O. Wickcnden, of  officers   of   the   municipality   had   no j two years equal t"  that  in  the City
this   city,   gave   I   conveyance   of   an I "*'"   '"   collect   any   moneys   during | which  had been  established 26 years    Monday
undivided  half  interest  in  D.  L.  701 i 'n"St'   >'iar*   if  'he  Judgment' of  the I Two years ago  they had no brigade  Tuesday
Supreme   Court   of     Canada     holds,  at all. and how it  happened  that  the ; Wednesday
Many   actions   will   undoubtedly   be   municipality was not burnt out long Thursday
begun   iu   respect  of other  properties j ago   he   could   not   understand.       He   Friday
that were sold at this tax sale and sue-! could  not  speak   too  highly  of    th
to R. A. Anderson, the other half interest being conveyed about the same
time to Captain McLeod, former harbor master,    These two conveyances
were   never   registered.    There   were   seeding tax  sales, and at the present ' action  of  the  City    brigade    toward
S S.   BRITANNIA
Calling   at
(',.   V   Cannery
CaolMlds
-   I '   a.   m. '-'i-h*-rriiaii'-  liar
Potteaa
ltritai,m.-i  Mines
>.|tiatn!*li
Vt-wport
Mill Craak
9:15   a.   m. 0.   N.   Cannery
Caulfeilds
""���      Fisherman'*  Hay
2  n.   m.   llowen   Island
,A Caulfeilds
'' ������"   1'    1 It..wen    Island
10:30 a. m �� ,     ,
lntj Bower, Island
6:30 p, m.    and Wa/ Point!
Fvery   day   except   Tuesday   and   Friday   at
6:30 p. m. for  Itowen  Island and  way points*
SS.  BARAMBA
Calling at
JJowen Island
Anvil   Island
I'.ntannia   Mine!
Squamish
Newport
heaves
Leaves
at 9:15 a. m.
no taxes paid on the property hy any
one for the years 1893, 1894, 1895, 1896,
and 1897; and it will be home in
mind that the taxes before 1893 were
payable to Ihe Province of British
Columbia, as South Vancouver was
then an unorganized tlistrict. in the
year 1898 Anderson and the other
parties who were interested in the
property were given the usual notice
I so Martin, the former clerk, swears),
when it was proposed ihat this property, among a  number of others,  be
time many people are waiting to see I South Vancouver. They never lost
whether or not this finding of the! time in gelling to a South Vancou-
Supreme Court of Canada will be I ver lire, and nevet sent in any hill lo
appealed from. the Council. Their service was gratui-
The Result of No Appeal j tous every  time,  and  they could  not
Continuing,    Councillor     Robinson | *** t0" much in appreciation of their
'help   to  South   Vancouver.     After  all
Saturday
Sunday at 10:30 a.m. for the same
points, arriving in Vancouver at 7:15 p. m.
Sailings   subject   to   change   without   notice.
Steamers   leave   from
Evans, Coleman & Evans Wharf
pointed  out   that  if  no    appeal
lodged   against   the   recent   decision, U?8"   Wcre   verv , fe.w   lir��   "'   s"",h
the   condition   in   South   Vancouver i Vancouver, considering the conditions
will be a state of chaos   to innocent 8nd "le Population.
people who have no control over the The Council Were Criticised
conditions that will doubtless prevail.'
The costs of appeal are cons
purchaser   at   the   tax   sale.     Subs
quently   Mashiter,  by  a  quit  claim
deed,   transferred   the   whole   of   the
| twenty acres  comprised  in  this  District Lot to Mrs. Sarah Ralston, who
, in turn conveyed fifteen of the twenty acres to Dr.  Fleming,    Or.  Flem-
! ing is now dead, and his widow, Mary
C.  Fleming, my client, is the beneficiary under his  will, and is entitled
to  Dr.   Fleming's  interest in  the  said
land.    Mr.  Anderson  brought  his attack   upon   the   proceedings  in   question in 1909, and the trial resulted in
| the tax sale being  held by  Mr. Justice Clement to be regular.   This view
of the proceedings was not disturbed
by
because   they   did   not   do     more     to
the  tire  halls,  but  up   to   this
a   very   hard   proposition
to  raise  money  for  the  tire  halls  al
all.    This year they had tell per cent.
ot the assessed value, and the money
, market had been  in a bad way,    The
year  from  the time  the cause of ac-  vear  hjd   passed   without   having   sc
tion  arose,  still  the  Municipal   Coun-   CUfed ,f"r   ,tl,L'   "ri',   ha]ls   ,h,;it   fftf'P"
cil  of South  Vancouver  would  have Imen?they de��wved and needed. When
siderabL,
ere and    would    cost    probably    $6,000.  eau,p.tllc
were over a hundred parcels of prop-   While the municipality is not a party   vear ." wa
erty exposed for sale at this tax sale,   to  ihe  action,  continued   Mr.   Robin    '
Mr.   Anderson   did   not   redeem,   nor j son, inasmuch as the Statute of I.imi
did   any   person   else  come   forward,  tationa  limits  the bringing of an ac
and a conveyance iu the usual form of  tion against a body corporate for
tax deed was duly executed a year or
two   later   to   William   Mashiter,   the
North  Aim  Steamship
Company Limited
ROUND TRIP SI.OO
Meals and Afternoon Tea Served
on Board
the privilege of applying its  funds in
the  last  rale  was   struck  the  Council
...      .. | - ] ��� i   .   i i : ..        I,D      OJII'I.S      111    '    | , ,. ,
prosecuting Hie appeal, and should do had ""ended to put by a little more
so ,,' it wishes i,, prevent multiplicity KS"^ ,;,'r."r,'J equipment, but the
of actions and a greatly embarrassed   ?,0>000 aIlotted  ��s '""  Sufficient.
position that the ratepayers of tl
municipality will come in contact
witli in attempting to deal with the
lands that wcre ever the subject of
tax sale proceedings during those
years. There is no need, however, to
dwell on the effect of the decision.
f;i
was evident, therefore, that they could
it.Jt buy lire-lighting apparatus this
year. The Council, however, felt the
necessity   for   it,   and   would   make   a
strong recommendation to the next
Council to prepare a proper lire apparatus during next year. It was
clear   that if annexation  took    place
You, the Councillors, are familiar with   '","''""   "',l, "  !
that from your workings in the Council !,lu'v eou'd n��t get it under another
at the present lime. The question is!vt'ar' aDd before that time he hop,,!
rather one of ways and means.    Mrs. ! !" ,ee ��" ����"��� bett�� equipped.    He
hoped   the   members   oi   the   lire   de
.   Ralston is not in a position  to carry
>y the Court of Appeal, but on Mr.  the appeal any further    She is a poor 11';lr.,nK'"t  would get  along amicably,
\nderson  taking the case to the Su-  woman.    Mrs. Fleming is also not in  as '" ,ll0..'ast    Tneyi '"" the Council,
prcme Court of Canada, that body, bv  a position to carry the matter through   8"ave their services for practically no
a decision of four judges to one, de-I especially as she feels that she would  remuneration, anil iu doing that work - ,    run     ,���   makt
they were certain  to be criticised.    In   DA.LY TRIP to TH8 NORTH ARM. Bur-
THE S.S. SKEENA
The   large,   comfortable   stern-wheel   steamer
cided that the  tax sale was null and | be  fighting the battle of the munici-
void.    The reason  for this finding is  palitv as a body  and a great portion
that during the years 1893, 1894, 1895, lot" the  ratepayers in  the  district.
1896,   1897,   and   1*98.   .he   Municipal       Councillor  Campbell  moved  that  a
Council held Its meetings at the City   delegation   be   appointed     from     that
of Vancouver-that is, ft another dis-meeting ���, w:lit the Al���,rn
trie: thanthat where it had territor- Genera"  and the Premier of the Pro-
In   1893  an  amend
vincial Government with a stated case.
Conclusion, the Reeve said he was I rard" Inlet on week days (except Saturdays)
proud to see those present who had1"' 915 ��-m-' Saturdays, at 2.30 p.m.; Sun-
L.   ���,.;,���-       i,   ��...   .     ���l������       days,  at   10.30  a.m.,  calling  at   Roslyn   Park,
won prijes.    It  was a    pleasure    to   ,/ke  Runt2en  and  ,ndia�� Riv��� Park,  ar-
watch them win. as well as to see riving back in Vancouver at about 6.30 p.m.
others   plllckily   lose.      (Applause.) Steamers   sail   from   Ferry   land���Foot   ol
Main  Street.
Councillor Thomas Looking Back
Councillor   Thomas   said   he   could
Mayor McXeish, of North Vancou- remember when  the only water sup-j
er, stated  that  the decision  did not i ply at a lire hall had to be obtained
affect  N'orth Vancouver,  where there  from  what was known as the village
pump.     He  was  delighted  to  he  at
lal  jurisdiction
ment   was   made   to     the    Municipal
Clauses Act giving the Council power t , >
to   sit   outside   its    territorial   limits lver'  st;'U'(l   that  the decision   did  notlffe ���" a  ��re  hall  had  to be  obtained
upon the unanimous resolution of th
Reeve and Counci
on   the   ground   ot   :
ience  to  all  concerned.     If a  rcsolu- Is,,me .sort   of   legislation   to   protect
tion  to this effect had been put upon   municipalities from the result ot such
the minutes. Mr.  Anderson could not It decision   as   that   rendered   by   the
maintain  his action  at    the    present !1 r!vv   Council,   winch   he   styled   as
time.     Unfortunately,     however,    no   unjust.    He was present, to assist  to   expect    a  do  in  one  year   what   the
such resolution  appears to have been .Provide for future contingencies which i City had done in 26 years,    l-.vett now
passed,  with   the   result   that  the  last   might  arise. I South   Vancouver  had  the  nucleus  ���
���illors in that regard,!1';"1 .l,e,"  "��  sak's; .ln,t  sli."-  '"'  l'm
of   greater     COflven-  P���*"���   the   necessity     ot     framing
SPECIAL
Central  Park  the previous  Saturday
and witness the sports.    It reminded | Splendid  bungalow, on beautiful lot,
Main   Street.       $50     cash
Balance very easy.
him of the formation of the City bri-l close   i
gade   26 years ago, and as the  Reeve   secures,
had said. South  Vancouver must not
1
court before which this action was,
holds that the Council had no jurisdiction to sit, and for those years in
question no taxes were assessed, no
i taxes were due, and such being the
case the Municipal Council did something that was absolutely unwarranted when it purported to sell for arrears   of     laxes.       The     proceedings
It was moved hy Councillor Lough-
lin. Point Grey, seconded by Coun
cillor Thomas. South Vancouver :
"That South Vancouver arrange for
a meeting with the governun lit in
connection with the safeguarding of
property aa regards tax sales field
some years ago; also future tax sales;
ml that all municipalities interested
taken to enforce these taxes wcre all appoint delegates to wait on the gov
taken from the City of Vancouver, I eminent in this connection; also that
and   the   sale   itself   was   held   in   the j each   municipality   prepare   data   COV-
City of Vancouver.    If the sale had ering same, to present to the event
been  held  to  have been  irregular  by   ment."
the not doing of something preicrib-} There were present at the confer-
ed by the Municipal Clauses Act, or ence   Reeve  Ken- and all the mem-
the  lax sale bylaw,  then, perhaps,  no   hers   of   the   South   Vancouver   Coun
person would be affected other thancil; Mayor McXeish. Aldermen Kick
the particular persons interested In and Prater, of N'oriii Vancouver;
D. L. 701; but the sab- hat nol been Councillor Loughlln, of Point Grey;
held  to be irregular by  way of being   Reeve   Dick,   of   Mission;   Mr.   I'.    K
conducted with want of proper form Smith, the purchaser from Mrs, I-'lem
iu the proceeding itself or conditions ing of the property in dispute in the
precedent] bin all the proceedings in | Anderson case, and his solicitor. \,r
the assessment, and the levy of taxes
has   been   held   to   be   absolutely   mil'
The tinals in the Firemen's Sports
I were contested on the Municipal
I Ground, 43rd Avenue, on Saturday
afternoon last, under somewhat unfavorable conditions. The recent
I heavy rains had rendered the ground
! soft, and some of the events were got
through  with difficulty.
8  brigade   second   to  none  in   lirilislt
Columbia.   (Applause. I     It    was     the
i duty of the Council to give them the
j necessary   equipment     He   severely
deprecated the criticism which, he said,
.was hurled at some of the men   who
gave their time and services tree, and
who risked their lives iu the interests
of the  ratepayers,     lie  concluded   by
congratulating the prize winners  who
had come out  on  top, and added that
lite brigade Could not  have any fault
to find with the Reeve, who had done
everything possible to as-isi them
lire Chief Wand in a short address
to the men said he always endeavored
to make it as pleasant as possible for
them, and he much appreciated their
attendance and services iu the bri
gade.   The Council had done him the
honor of sending him to l.os Angeles
as.: deputation to the conference, From
which   he   hoped   to  bring   back   a   n
port   that   Would   open   the   eves   of   tlie
Council and the brigade, lie was not
going on a whisky iattnl or a pleas
tire trip, but to do some real hard
work.
Votes of thanks were proposed and
the  donors  of  prizes,   the
and   the   Press,    to     which
  : Reeve   Kerr   and   Councillor   Thomas |
onds; and  I.  McCarthy  (No. 3  Hall)   replied for the Council, and Mr. L. L.
56 3-5 seconds. Lawrence, oi  "The  Chinook" lor the
A  dressing and  running  race  was   Press,     Ihe proceedings  closed  with
W. D. Grimmett
3324 Main Street, Hillcrest
YOUR
FRONT
DOOR
A. A, eraser, and several
��� its interested ill the sttliji
itln-r per
���t.
Firemen's Sports: Finals and Prize Distribution e*"ied,to
�� Council   a
won by Captain Palmer, with l-'ire
man Conway second. The men had
to run in stockinged feet on muddy
ground.
In  the  third  heat  Fireman   Martin
The feature of the afternoon  was  Henderson, of No. 4 Hall, had raced
No.   1   Fire  Hall  won !'rom    trle    supposititious    tire    hall,
a   tug-ot-war.
the first heat, but the championship
was taken from them in the final
by No. 5. Competing against No. 4
Hall, the men from Collingwood won
the first trial in four minutes, according to Chief of Police Jackson's watch,
and the second in half that time. No.
5 Hall defeated No. 3 in less than a
minute on both trials, and in the final
won from No. 1 in about the same
time. The winning team, with Fireman J. Klaasen as anchor man, included Captain Palmer, Assistant-
captain P. Tripp. Foreman McCaig
and Firemen Homer, McKay, Dwycr
and H. Fraser.
Another event won by  No. 5  Hall
jumped into his rubber boots and
coat, and started off to gather up the
waiting length of hose. Everybody
was surprised, however, to see him go
off at a tangent and arrive at a point
far to one side of the hose, an action
which was explained by the fact
that his helmet had slipped over his
eyes, and he could not sec where he
was going.
The consolation race went to Firemen A. Tyrell, of No. 3. and K. Jenkins, of No. 4.
Distribution  of  Prizes
The prize distribution took place in
the Municipal Hall on Saturday evening.    The proceedings were throttgh-
was   the   relay   race,   when   Captain  out enthusiastic, and[many a jc Ice was
Palmer,   Fireman   McCaig  and   Fire-  made  as   the   Reeve  and    Councillor
man   McKay  defeated  all  comers  in ] Thomas   handed  the  prizes    to    the
a course around  the grounds
In the making and breaking race
good time was made, when Assistant-
captain Allien Price coupled a nozzle
and three lengths of hose and uncoupled them again in 55 2-5 seconds.
Other winners were Fireman E.
Thompson   (No.  4  Hall)  56  1-5  see-
to
winners.
Chief Wand said they had met to
receive their rewards for hard work
on the previous Saturday, and he
would ask the Reeve and Council
lor Thomas to award the prizes the
men so well deserved.
Reeve  Kerr said they all  felt very
the  National  Anthem.
A Railway Wreck
He lies amid a railroad wreck,
In calm antl smiling rest.
One stranded car against his neck.
The  engine  on  his  breast.
He sleeps the sleep that kens no care.
No haunting dream of dread;
He will not wake, like us, to share
In the fierce fight for bread.
Vet in his rare, celestial sleep.
If, as mayhap,  he  dreams,
The  world  of  his  enchantment  deep
With fairy fancies teems.
Visions more strange than ever played
Pranks in a poet's brain
Without  a   shade   of  doubt   pervade
His wondrous dream domain.
I cast on him on envious glance,
Amid that wreck serene.
His   beauty   and   his   calm   enchance
The humor of the scene.
Humor amid a wreck to see?
The riddle's easy read :
He   took���that   elf  who  dwells   with
mc���
His "chu-chu" train to bed.
���Tit-Bits.
has a lot to do with the
appearance of your home
We   carry   an   attractive
stock of
Fancy
Front
Doors
Interior Finish, etc, from
which to make your selections.
We are making an extra
discount of Twenty per
cent, during this week.
Come and  see us
:
McGibbon Hodgson
Lumber Company
CEDAR COTTAGE
Phone :  Fair.  1659
Patronize the
Province Renovatory
South Vancouver's Pioneer
Dry-Geaning and Dyeing Works
Work and Prices Right
4136 Main St       Cor. of 25th Avenue
"Well, Major, I notice that you're
ruunin' for  office again?"
"No, sir: it's the same old run. I
got started years ago and I can't stop
myself." FOUR
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 191:
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INCORPORATION
THOUGH the Council of South Vancouver is trying
to revive a little animation in the dead carcass of
annexation, men who have been close students of the
local municipal situation know that even energetic, enthusiastic efforts towards resuscitation could scarcely be
<jf any avail.
South Vancouver's whole future depends today not upon
annexation, but upon the making of the place into a
city. I   >
Here are some of the benefits incorporation will bring
its : Land values will remain firm, as in the past. Development of the North Arm of the Fraser may proceed,
even in spite of opposition from Burrard Inlet. With the
incorporation of South Vancouver all the financial houses
of the city will be forced to open branches on Fraser
Street, Main Street, Cedar Cottage or Collingwood.
South Vancouver will represent something definite with
incorporation.
Though South Vancouver has a larger area than Van.
couver proper, she is today a mere adjunct of the city, and
has not, with the average Vancouver man, any more individuality than Kitsilano or Hastings Townsite. Hut with
incorporation she will be a city apart, with an individuality of her own, self-governing, taking her place in the
forefront among the great cities of the great Dominion of
Canada.
South Vancouver has a greater white population than
any city in British Columbia save Vancouver.
As the straw shows how the wind blows, so do the
statements of the average big Vancouver merchant indicate ihe feeling in the city towards South Vancouver.
U hen the development of South Vancouver seems in
any way to threaten the interests along Hurrard Inlet,
then must South Vancouver be sacrificed. The statements
of such men as Mr. Calland are daily raising obstacles to
Ihe annexation movement Willi such an attitude towards
South Vancouver under present conditions, it is a ques
tion what treatment South Vancouver might receive if
she were made-au adjunct to the city proper,
If the Canadian Northern Railway were confronted
with a plan to tie them to Hurrard Inlet, it is not unlikely
that the Canadian Northern Railway would refuse to
carry further the negotiations regarding terminal facilities
which have been undertaken.
Empire builders such as are the men behind the Cana
than Northern Railway have vision enough to see the
future of the Fraser River. In fact, news may be given
out shortly iu this connection which will be an astonishment lo those who are watching the North Arm of the
Fraser, and will warm the cockles of the hearts of those
fortunate enough to hold property along what is destined
to be a tr?sh-watcr harbor equal in importance to the .sheltered depths of Hurrard Inlet,
We arc on the eve of great development in South Vancouver.
ID   Humorists   B
THE TAX SALE MUDDLE
DROMPT action is demanded on the Anderson tax sale
decision if the record of South Vancouver as a sound
investment field is to be maintained. As a result of the
finding of the Privy Council, the title to hundreds of parcels of land in South Vancouver is clouded, and without
any immediate relief in sight its effect on the realty market in this municipality cannot but be received with alarm.
As matters now stand, representatives of South Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, and Point Grey,
the three last-named municipalities being vitally interested
in this decision, will wait on the Provincial Government in
the hope that the Government at Victoria will pass remedial legislation clearing up certain technicalities, a neglect
which led to the present litigation. Much depends upon
the decision of the Provincial Government, which just
now seems to hold the key to either immediately settle
this tax sale muddle or allow it to drag on for years until
each clouded title is individually disposed of.
To protect the interests of hundreds of householders and
property owners in South Vancouver and in other municipalities where certain legal formalities were overlooked
relief must be provided.
THE PANAMA AGREEMENT
PRESIDENT TAFT is very much in the limelight at
present, and he is running the gauntlet of much
criticism as a result of his signing the Panama Canal
agreement. Doubtless the prospect of a presidential
election, in which he will be required to fight for his life
���officially, has had something to do with the attitude taken
by the president. But treaty obligations apart, it is difficult
to sec how President Taft could have done anything else
than sign an agreement which gave no preference to
British shipping. It is but a short time since Canada declared that she would have nothing to do with reciprocal
lrade with the United States, and that gave Uncle Sam a
taste of a dish to which his palate has not had much op_
portunity of becoming accustomed. No one pretends
thai Canada's pronouncement on the question of reciprocity in tt-iule has increased the cordiality of the relations between the two peoples. Treaty obligations set
aside, the people of the United States, and the Government acting for the people, had a perfect right to impose
any regulations liny pleased with regard to the use of a
canal constructed on American territory by American
skill ami with American money. To have extended preferential treatment to British ships would have been a
graceful act, of course. There are many persons in Canada
who believe that for Canada lo have adopted the reciprocity proposals made by the States would have been
a graceful act; but grace is not the first consideration in
trade relations and arrangements. The United States has
frequently shown that it does not consider that grace is
essential to reciprocity in trade. President Taft, facing
a presidential election with two strong candidates in the
field against him, proves to the satisfaction of the people
of the United States that he is not swayed by feelings of
friendliness for Great Britain, and he construes a treaty,
if not accurately, at least with care that the construction
shall be popular in the States.
To have extended preferential treatment to British vessels would have been to deal a heavy blow at the .arning
power of the canal. The estim.o-- may be accepted as
safe and easy, that Great Britain owns forty per cent, of
the merchant shipping of the world. It is estimated that
the United States merchant shipping is only eight per
cent, of the world's total. Possibly the canal, when
opened, will stimulate American enterprise in shipping.
That some stimulus is necessary is a fact that is recognized and deplored by many public men in the United
Mates.
MAIN STREET'S ARRIVAL
COME five years ago, when Main Street was but a
^ corduroy wagon road from False Creek south, and a
mere by-street from False Creek to Burrard Inlet, there
were certain far-seeing men who declared that one day
Main Street would be the chief business artery of the
city. The judgment of these pioneers is today being vindicated.
At False Creek the Canadian Northern Railway proposes building a $2,000,000 passenger terminal. The Great
Northern Railway is building a passenger depot at this
point which will not likely take second place to that of
the Canadian Transcontinental. Main Street, south of
False Creek, will occupy the same position to those terminals as Granville Street occupies to the great
transcontinental terminal on the waterfront of Burrard
Inlet.
At the north end of Main Street are the wharves of
the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. Five miles and a half
south from that point Main Street runs into the broad
fresh waters of the North Arm of the Fraser, the waterway upon widening and deepening which the Dominion
of Canada is spending some $5,000,000.
Almost half way between Burrard Inlet and the North
Arm���at Broadway��� we find the builders just putting the
finishing touches to a $200,000 business block. Buildings
are: at present in the course of erection at Eight, Ninth,
and Eleventh Avenues, the aggregate value of which is
well over the half million. It is even rumored that a great
Eastern department store will build a Western branch
store on a city block on Main Street somewhere in the
Fairyiew district. The South Vancouver Council have
definitely decided to pave the thoroughfare from Sixteenth
Avenue out past Hodwell Road.
Less than ten years from now Main Street will be the
chief business channel if the peninsula which it bisects.
It will be the "White Way" of the great city that is even
now in its infancy.
FIGHTING THE GOOD FIGHT
/"* OD has blessed Vancouver in a score of ways. In the
Vs* shape of the richest province in the Dominion, He
has given her a mighty treasure chest to draw from; in
her geographical location He has given her greater advantages than any other city in the Pacific. God has
given Vancouver a beautiful climate and glorious scenery.
But God's gift to Vancouver, which is contributing more
largely than any other in making this city one of the
greatest of modern times, is His gift to Vancouver of
men who are fighting men.
Vancouver bears me name of a fighting Englishman. A
hundred years ago, the Fraser River was discovered by a
fighting Highlander of the Hudson's Bay Company. The
pioneers of the city were men who loved to fight, else
they could not have chosen and could not have survived
the hard conditions of the British Columbia frontier of
forty years ago.
Vancouver today is the product of hard fighting. The
raising up of every one of the scores of skyscrapers in the
up-town section has turned at least one man's head white;
every flourishing industry on the peninsula has taken its
toll from the lighting man who was its inspiration and
back-bone, and a big price has been paid in drops of
blood for the prosperous mercantile institutions of the
city.
And the prosperity of the city and its environs, the happy
homes and large families, the good health of the community, the schools, the churches���all those things show
that the men of Vancouver have fought and are lighting
the Good Fight of Faith.
THE FUTURE OF THE FRASER
ti(~\ F what advantage will it be to Vancouver to have
^-' Canadian Northern shipping done on the Fraser
River?" Such were the words of a prominent Vancouver
-merchant, Mr. T. A. Calland, in advocating recently,
through the columns of a Vancouver daily, the proposal
for the City to tie the Canadian Northern Railway down
to doing all shipping through Burrard Inlet.
GET READY FOR THE CANAL
���"THE Hon. John Barrett, director general of the Pan-
American Union, said before leaving London that
"it behooves shipping, commercial and manufacturing interests of the United States to get ready in a practical
way for the opening of the Panama canal," and he added :
"They are all doing it here, not only British and Germans,
but also French, Belgians, Hollanders, Danes Norwegians,
and even Spaniards,  Italians and Austrians."
It is a warning which comes straight home to Vancouver. 'J his city must get ready for the canal; it must enter
sharply into the colossal struggle for its share of the
business which will follow the completion and opening
of the great isthmian water-way; it must not permit its
competitors on this coast to outstrip it; it must provide
adequate port facilities; it must fight for aids to shipping;
it must insist, actively and energetically insist, upon more
efficient aids to navigation on the North Pacific coast, and
wc may as well now enter upon a consideration of all
these things in their broadest meaning.
Of course Vancouver has not been unmindful of the
new opportunities which will come with the opening of
the canal; but why would it not be a good plan now to
map out a comprehensive Panama canal policy and program for this city?
It is an important part of the immediate and compelling future of this metropolis, and we may as well
realize it.    Vancouver must be ready.
The race of professional humorists
is divided into two classes, viz.. the
bores and the big hores, each of which
is ten limes more wearisome than
the  other.
() these In .res. these dreadful, dreadful bores! To be compelled to sit and
smile what lime they smirkingly
murder language, violate good taste,
and outrage the sanctities of private
feeling in their remorseless struggles
lo In- amusing, is as grim and cruel a
torture as any comprised within the
refinements ot civilisation.
Tlie fact is lhal no man can be
funny by trying. No man can be
funny on purpose. Wit, satire, irony
may be achieved; but no man can become funny unless he can't help it.
��   *   ���
I once had a dog, too, a long-
drawn, impossible animal with wash-
leather ears and immature legs, which
was built on the same lines : though
he was funny beyond the dreams of
humorists he never suspected his
natural advantages, and set up to be
as demure as a cat, in which delusion
he died.
��   ���   ���
It may be laid down as a general
principle that most people who are
serious are very funny; and that all
the men who set up to be comic are
very terrible. For instance, what is
more entertaining than the conversation of a Councillor? and what more
dismal   than   the   society   of     or
Such being the case, it is evident
that to find humor one should seek
neither among the new schools of
humorists nor the old, but in the
schools of the young. The children,
after all, bless 'em, are the noblest
entertainers of them all. A baby
squalling in the night has no idea of
being amusing; and yet, rightly considered, what is more funny than the
thought of some other fellow stalking
up and down a wintry bedroom with
a bawling twin under each arm and
another yelling, perchance, from
under the bed?
��   *   ��
This brings me to my subject : a
few more additions to the recorded
examples of juvenile humor. As, for
instance, in a young lady's essay on
Richard I.:
Richard the First, surnamed Cocur
dc Lion, meaning Lion-hearted, was
a very powerful king. He obtained
money in various ways for his Crusades, who travelled a great deal.
The same damsel announced that :
Wycliff's teaching became very
well known, and was thought a great
deal of, and no doubt it came in very
useful and the people were very glad
of it.
And also that :
The main principles of Cardinal
Wolsey's foreign policy were the
manners in which he attacked his
enemies. In the siege of Quebec he
ascended the mountains at dead of
night, when his enemies were at rest,
and took the town at daybreak. His
home policy was conducted in a
similar manner.
But the muddle produced in children's heads by the educational system of cramming with indiscriminate
and useless knowledge is still better
illustrated by the answers obtained
to the question of "Who was Hampden?"
Thus :
(1) He was one of the Pilgrim
Fathers.
(2) He was a blacksmith who
kilied a tax-collector for insulting his
daughter.
(3) He figured very prominently in
the reign of James the First. He refused to pay ship-money, and was
tried by twelve bishops. He held fast
to his own rights, and though he suffered the extreme penalty, he convinced the people that James was
exacting too large a sum to enrich
his own person.
Another example of the educational muddle is furnished in the statement that the chief battles of the
English Civil War were "St. Alban's,
Edgehill, Bunker's Hill, and Camper-
down." The following answers illustrate  the same tendency :
The food passes through your
windpipe to the pores, and thus
passes off your body by evaporation
through a lot of little holes in the
skin  called  capillaries.
A circle is a round straight line
with a hole in the middle.
Things which are equal to each
other are equal to anything else.
The two most famous volcanoes of
Europe are Sodom and Gomorrah.
Columbus knew the earth was round
because he balanced an egg on the
tabic.
The blood is putrefied in the lungs
by inspired air.
Titus was a Roman Emperor���supposed to have written the Epistle to
the He brews; his other name was
Oates.
*   *    *
But best of all was the answer of
the boy who was asked "What is a
gentleman?"
"A fellow," answered the boy, "what
has a watch and chain," and then,
seeing from the expression in the
teacher's eye that the answer was
not quite orthodox, the prudent boy
added, "and loves Jesus."
"A fellow what has a watch and
chain and loves Jesus." You may
look through all the comic papers of
the last six months and you will find
nothing to beat that.���Exchange.
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Wasn't it on the occasion of the
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THE TWINKLER'S BIT
Mary (Catherine Maule
^^^���fH^H^tttft^km
Deaucbamp raised his hawk lace and
piercing eyes from the papers on his
desk as Morgan enured Ihe room.
"The express train on the C. D.
ami K. was held up and robbed at
three o'clock this morning," he announced without the formality of a
greeting, "mail and express agents
both killed. Want you to gel right
Otlt  on  the  case."
The man who stood quietly beside
the desk Hashed a quick look at tlie
superintendent of the detective
agency, ami  a  faint  color  mounted
into lus dark, sallow face.
He  was  powerfully  built,  slightly
above medium   height,    with   dark
hair, a trifle gray about the temples,
land a keen, clear cut face with strong
jaws, and an expression of latent
power in Ihe calm features and quick
movim,' brown eyes.
Por an instant he looked at the
superintendent without speaking.
Then he said quietly :
"(.'. I), and K. express train robbed,
eh? What were the circumstances I
How much did they get?"
The superintendent leaned hack in
his chair  wilii a  short  laugh.
"Cad, hut you're Ihe cool one! Here
I'm giving you a chance of a lifetime,
and you never hal an eye. Heavens,
man, the biggest railroad in the East
has lost something over three hundred
thousand dollars and two trusted employees. Do yon realize what it'll
mean lo Ihe man who call get hack
that money and run the perpetrators
of the crime lo earth?"
The color deepened on the thin,
dark   cheeks  of   the  detective,
"Yes, 1 do realize it, captain," lie
said in a low, even voice that carried
a subtle power in its quiet accents,
"and I thank you lor giving me the
Opportunity. Yott know it is not my
way  lo talk."
"I know that, Morgan. You take
yours out in work, 'that's the reason
I am putting you on this case. Then
isn't another man on ihe force I'd
trust with it  except myself."
The detective stepped forward and
grasped   his  chief's  hand.
"Thank you, captain, I will try to
he worthy of your confidence," lie
said briefly, ".Now, tell me all about
it."
He listened intently without comment as the other narrated the circumstances of Ihe robbery. When
the recital was concluded he sat in
deep thought for a moment, then
shook his head.
"I think you're on tlie wrong scent,"
he said decidedly, "I know the���that
is, 1 know something of the work of
the I'atsy I'helan gang, and if what
you tell me is correct, I don't think
I'helan was in this job. 1 don't believe lie has the nerve for it. It looks
to me much more like the work of���"
he paused, then went on quickly, "the
work  of  another  man."
The    superintendent    glanced    up
quickly.
"Suspect somebody?"
"I   have   something   in   my   mind,"
"That's   good.   I   guess   you're   the
man   for   the  job,  all   right.   I   leave
the whole business in your hands."
Half an hour later .Morgan, iu the
disguise of a young Bowery tough,
hurried out into the dusk of the
gathering night.
At the corner of the slreet he
slopped and looked longingly at an
uptown car, then stepped quickly
into a drag-Store and called up a
number in the west Nineties. As he
emerged again into tlie night he
turned up the collar of his coat and
pulled the shabby derby hat he wore
low over his face. Then with swill
steps he bent his way toward that
part of the city where the night birds
of ill omen gather as darkness falls,
quilting Ihe holes and lairs that had
sheltered them during the light of
day.
In a low groggery In Tell Street he
slouched up lo the bar. and, ordering
a glass of whisky, engaged the bar
lender ill conversation. Later lie
retired to a table in a corner, where,
over a Stein of beer and a plate m'
wienerwurst, he appeared to fall
asleep.
So sound was his slumber, with his
hat pulled low over his eyes, lhat Ihe
entrance of two strangers did
arouse him. He slept on, uttering an
occasional snore and slipping hover
and lower in his chair, until his head
at last rested on his arms on the
tabic.
It was near midnight when the men
at Ihe adjoining table brought their
whispered conversation to a close and
left Ihe saloon. Ten minutes after
ward Morgan left Ihe saloon also, and
under the faded derby hat his eyes
were  shining.
Dawn was beginning to gleam palely
in tlie east when he let himself into
his own apartment. As his key rattled
in the lock a quick, light step Sounded
within, and the door was thrown open
hy a pretty, girlish-looking little
woman in a blue kimona, with long,
fair braids down her back.
"Oh, Arthur, 1 am so glad!" she
cried as she kissed him. "How late
you arc,  or  rather  how  early,  for  it
is morning."
"I know, girlie, it was hard to stay
away from you so long. 1 hate to miss
one of our beautiful home evenings.
You can hardly realize all those
evenings mean to me, I, who never
knew the joys of home until 1 got
you. But it couldn't be helped this
time, dear; it was business that kept
me, big business; fine business. Come
in and let mc tell you all about it."
And even as he drew her arm
through his she saw the exultation in
his eyes.
"What is it, dear?" she asked
breathlessly.    "A new case?"
"Yes, the biggest one that has been
put into my hands yet. Why, girl, if
this works out all right, our future
is assured. Come into the library
and let me tell yott about it."
Daylight was shining in at the
windows before he had finished telling her his  plans.
"But now yott must run away to
bed," he broke off suddenly; "morning is come and you have scarcely
slept all night. I must try to snatch
a wink myself, for this is likely to be
a pretty sfrenuoiia day fur trie."
As he led her lo the dour she
���topped   suddenly  and   turned  hack.
""h, I almost forgot," she
exclaimed. "There is a letter for you.
A man brought it this afternoon '
She crossed the room and took from
the   mantel shell   a   dirty,   dog eared
c im.li.pe.
"It isn't a very attractive looking
letter, is it?" sue laughed as she
handed it P. him. "Anil such a queer
looking man brought it. lie was a
little man, nut much bigger than I
am, wiih thin leg! and a Hollow chest
anil   Ing   yellow   freckles   on   a   pale,
pasty looking lace."
bfie laughed as she put ihe letter
m his hand, a little gurgling laugh
of sheer happiness. Hut her nusband
.lid not hear her. He stood motionless, his eyes fixed upon the crabbed,
illiterate superscription, while every
restigc of color drained slowly out
"I ins face. Suddenly becoming
aware lhat her eyes were upon him,
lie looked up with a start.
"Oh���yes, I see; thank you, Dorothy,' he said in a low, strained
roice.    "Good  night,  dear."  Taking
Her hand lie led her lo the door, then
closed it  quickly behind   her.
I'or an instant he stood rigid, mo
tioiiless, Ihe letter clasped ill his
naiiil. Then slowly tore open the
envelope.
Tin message it contained was not
a long one. It consisted of but four
lines.    They read :
"All right for you. 1 haven't forgotten you. I've done my bit, and
now you'll get yours, and don't you
forget it." In a lower corner of the
paper was .vritten, "I'll be out tomorrow," and was signed "The
Twinkler."
The detective's face whitened ashily
as he read, and set itself ill rigid lines.
The words were not new to him.
hive times in the past five years
massages like Ihe one in his hand
had come to him. Five times���and always when life seemed at its best and
nrightest  for  him.
He knew the man who wrote the
lines���knew him intimately. And he
Knew that Ihe threat lhat the letter
contained was not an idle one.
lie walked slowly to the mantel,
and resting his elbow upoi i let his
eyes travel lingerlngly about tile
room.
It was a charming room, bearing in
its cheery, lirelit atmosphere the Indefinable sense of home. A grand
piano stood ill one corner, with a
litter of music upon it and a duct arranged for a soprano and baritone
voice open upon the music-rack. A
book-case filled with well-used volumes occupied the opposite wall, and
close beside him stood a low sewing-
chair and a work-basket, upon which
lay a baby's half-finished dress, and
upon the table lay an open book���
Ihe book they were reading together
���a little lace-bordered handkerchief
marking the page.
As his eyes travelled from one object to another a shudder shook him.
On the great Russian bearskin in the
lliekering light of the wood lire lay
a ball and a woolly lamb, ami at a
little distance a baby's tiny shoe. As
be stood gazing down upon them his
lips quivered and his face twitched
spasmodically. Stooping, he raised
Ihe little shoe in his hand, and returning to the table threw out his arms
upon it and dropped his head upon
them with a deep, hollow groan.
The clock ticked through many
minutes. Suddenly he raised his head
and sat erect. What was it Dorothy
had said about the man who brought
the letter? lie had not listened then,
now it was coming back to him, Small
and slight���hollow chested���pale���
big yellow freckles upon a pasty face.
Me struck bis knee with his clenched
list. Many things were coming clear
lo him now.
lie sprang lo his feet and began In
pace  Ihe  floor.
"()h, (or another day���jusl another
day!" he half whispered through
close-locked teeth. "To think thai ii
should come   now���now*���when   the
chance to prove myself is just before
mel       When     another     day���a     few I
hours more���would give me a repula  |
not | tion���establish   me���make   them     in
dependent   for   life!"
lie groaned aloud and dropped his
face in his hands, then raising il lud
denly, looked al  his watch.
"Perhaps there   is   time���perhaps
there is time yet���" he whispered
with parched lips. And throwing on
his coat and hal rushed out of the
house.
Two hours later he returned. His
lace was seamed and lined and he
looked years older, bill there was an
.���xpressioii of indomitable purpose in
his eyes.
His wife met him at the door with
.ager face.
"I've got 'em, little girl." he said
hoarsely, with a tense, strained note
in his voice that she had never heard
before. "I've got 'em run to earth
I know where they are���or, rather,
where they will be a few hours from
now���and where the loot is hidden.
If I have time���if I get the chance-
that is, if all goes well." he hastily
corrected himself, "I'll have the nippers on the whole gang before night."
"Oood. good!" she cried, clapping
her hands, with shining eyes. "1 knew
you'd do it, dear! Where are they?
How are you going to take them?
Can you tell me, Arthur?"
Morgan looked at her and hesi
tated. He was a close-mouthed man
hy nature, and his life had made him
secretive. He had never confided his
plan for the capture of a criminal to
any living creature before; but as he
gazed into her eyes something
stronger than himself urged him on.
Swiftly he stooped to her car and
whispered.
She listened with eyes wide and face
intent and eager. Once she interrupted
him to ask :
"But how do you know which
floor?" And again : "Repeat that
street  and number."
When he had done she remained
silent, her eyes still fixed upon his
face.
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"lint���it is a terrible risk you will
run, Arthur," she said, after a llttli
inter, al. "They might kill you���it
will be taking your life in your
hands���"
"What of thai? There are tilings
that are ten thousand times hardet
to a man than death. If I succeed,
think of what it will mean to you and
the  boy. If I   tail���"
They both Itarted as a loud knock
lounded on the door.
Morgan's hands fill from his wife'i
���houlders, and his face blanched
Willi a motion to her to go to the
door, he hurried into his study.
As the door opened, he turned and
faced it steadily. Dorothy, followed
by a strange man. entered the room.
"A genileman who says he has
all engagement with you, dear," she
announced in her soft, girli-h voice;
then, throwing him a smile behind
the back of the visitor, slipped out,
and   quietly   closed   the   door.
The stranger advanced slowly. He
was short and stocky, with a broad,
coarse face of a peculiar yellowish
white, a snub nose, and eyes set close
together that snapped and twinkled
unpleasantly,
As  he drew near  the straight,  im
movable  figure  of  the  detective,   he
paused.
"Well, Arty," he greeted, "ye sec
I'm   here.     How are  ye?"
"Pretty well, Twinkler; how's yourself?"
The Twinkler twisted his cap in
his hands and looked about him.
"Got them messages of mine, did
ye?"
"Yes, T got them."
"Pretty swell crib you got here.
ain't it? Nice missus, an' kid, to,,,
eh? Kinds gettin' up in th' world
since th' days when you used to be
my pal, an' th' cleverest cracksman in
th' bunch, ain't ye? They tells me
you're gettin' along line; counted one
of th' sharpest detectives on th' force."
Aii almost imperceptible quiver
passed over Morgan's face. Fixing
the wandering gaze of the Twinkler
with his dark, compelling eyes, he
said in a low, incisive tone:
"1  saw  Moxey last  night."
The Twinkler started slightly, then
fastened his pale, twinkling eyes on
Ihe other's face witli a shrewd, hard
gaze.
"lie's sure got his nerve to come
here the way he did," Morgan continued. "I'm dead on to him. I know
why he was in this part of the countrv
the night before last, lis only fail-
to tell you that I have been put on
the case. 1 mean to run that gang
down. I've got 'cm spoiled, and I'll
have Moxey arrested before morning."
"No, you won't."
.Morgan raised his eyebrows coolly.
"I won't, ell? And what's lo prevent
mc?"
"I am."
"You?"
"Yes,  me!"  shouted   the   Twinkler.
breathing   heavily.   "Look   here,   Mr.
Arty   Ihe  Artful,   Mr.   Arty   the   Fox,
I'm here to fix you. I've done my bit,
and  now you're  going  to  get  yours. |
I ain't forgot the way you done me���I
an'  me  your  pal  so   long.   It   was  ai
dirty trick���"
"Now,  look  here,  Twinkler,"  inter
rupted Morgan quietly, "listen to me.
He just, can't you? Just  think  a  bit.
What  else could 1  do?  1  was put  on
the job to see that yott fellows didn't
start anything.  I  gave yott all a fair
warning when I went into the service
to look out for me. I  told you I  had
quit  the old life, and was on the job
to make good, and  that if 1  caught ���
you  I'd go after you  hard,  I  warned |
you all  to take the  tip and keep mil '250
of the way. Some of ihe fellows did; j
but you, Twinkler���" ,.
"I didu'l. No, that's righl, I didn't, i "0U ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
I thought I could trust my old pal; Chiropractic succeeds where inedi-
but 1 found out I couldn't. You went j cine fails Por all complaints, whether
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Stranger��� -you   got   me   pinched   and   the thing.
sent  me over the road  for  live ' r-:  ���
and���"
Oh
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Houses   at   Very
Prices
Call and See
Moderate
(aQ
M. H. COWAN, Proprietor
3336 MAIN STREET
Phone :   Fairmont 1660
CEDAR COTTAGE FUEL SUPPLY
For Coal and Wood Phone  Fair. 404
Order    Office :    341S    Commercial
Street, Cedar  Cottage
(Adjoining   car   terminus)
Terms Cash
Melrose Nursing Home
Special attention given  to  Maternity
cases.   Terms moderate.
Mrs. Edgerton
825 25th Ave.  East���Phone :
.987
South Vancouver Dairy
4005 Fraser Street
GOOD MILK       GOOD SERVICE
IF YOU ARE SICK, CALL ON
Ernest Shaw, D.C.
(Doctor of Chiropratic)
22nd    Avenue    East,    close
Main Street
1.30 till 6.    Consultation free
to
"I didn't want lo gel you lent up.
Twinkler; il hurt me lo do ii��� honest
it did. But 1 had my whole life In
build over, and they gave me the
chance to get into a square living
and���well. I jusl simply had to make
good on the job. Son know���"
Morgan slopped abruptly. He would
make  no appeal to this  man.
The Twinkler twisted his cap and
scowled darkly.
"All that don't make no difference
to me." he growled. 'Won done me,
an' now you're out lo do mv best
spereu I friend. Hut ye won't do It. Ill blow
'"" "" yr off the earth first. And I can; yon
know that; I can blow this here grand
reputation of yours into smithereens
dead easy with just 'a few things I
have to tell. 1 can blow you off lo your
little missus in yonder, and spoil your
chances with her; I can���"
All the life ill Morgan's face seemed
concentrated  in   ihe   fire  of  his  eyes.
"Yes, you can," he said in a low,
intense voice. "You can do all lhat,
and more���but you can't stop me from
jetting Moxey. You can noise ii
���round who I am���or. rather, who I
lsed to be. You can let my wife know
'hat the man she loves���the father of
her child���was once a criminal. You
���an destroy the respect of our friends
mil neighbors for mc; you can ruin
ny prospects, blast my future, deprive my boy of the good name 1
have worked so hard to build up for
him. You can take my work, my hope,
my reputation from me; you can cast
���lie down into the mire from which I
have climbed; but what good will all
that do you?"
Something in the quiet voice, the
compelling eyes, the indomitable force
of the man, overawed the Twinkler.
The furious red died out of his face,
and he seemed to consider.
"In spite of everything, I always
did kind of admire you, Arty," he said
presently. "You was always such a
smart cuss. Now, look here; I'll tell
you what I'll do. I'll keep mum about
what I know about you and never give
you away to no one if you'll promise
to drop this here express robbery business."
Morgan's keen gaze flashed into
the other's face.
(Continued on Page 7)
Kenneth Fraser
ARCHITECT
520 Metropolitan Building:
(Student at the lleaux Arts)
The
She
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Ernest D. L. Maxwell
EXPERT PIANO  TUNER
Specialties :   Player    Pianos,     Repairs,    Ton i
Reyulatin<;
164 BROADWAY WEST. VANCOUVER
Phone :    Fairmont  1125
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SIGNS OF ALL KINDS
W.  J.   PIERCE
Qrandvicw Sign Works
2235 Commercial Drive and Earls Road
Phone:   Seymour 5736
H
WEBB SHOE CO.
FOR GOOD SHOE REPAIRS
You'll say so, if you try us.
25th  and  MAIN STREET
Maud Muller
Maud  Muller on a summer's day
Out m  the meadows raked away.
The Judge came by, just as of yore.
Hut when he gazed the meadows o'er
In search of Maud, so sweetly fair.
Was  not  aware  that  she  was  there.
And so with spirits much  cast down
Kept sadly on his way to town.
trouble was that Maud's new hat
wore that day out on the flat
Loomed up so large, both  front and
back,
The Judge mistook it for a slack.
And never knew the maid so gay
Was not another load of hay!
A.  Suffcran   Mann.
L SIX
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
S.\TUIv.)AY. SEPTEMBER 7. ��U
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Familiar Fall Scenes on Lulu Island
mJOfl
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1. Thrashing Wheat. 2. Gathering in the Crop. 3. Fall Ploughing. 4. Cutting the Grain. 5.  A Herd of G
ttle
6. Another View of Loading. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SEVEN
BANK OF VANCOUVER
Authorised Capital, $2,000,000
A general banking business conducted at all branches.
Special attention given to savings deposits.  Interest
allowed on savings accounts.
Cedar Cottage Branch
SNAP, KNIGHT ROAD
Full-sized  Lot,  north  of  Home  Road, $1200.    One-third  cash;
balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
$100 cash  handles   Building  Lots close to Knight Road.
THOS. Y. LEITCH
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
Cor. Knight and Westminster Rds. Vancouver, B.C.
Phone : Fairmont 1653
COAST LUMBER & FUEL
COMPANY  LIMITED
Corner Bodwell  Road and Ontario Street
"BUY AT HOME"
Lumber, Shingles, Sash and Doors, etc.
Stove Wood���14 inch Lengths
$3.25 per Load;  3 Loads for $9.00
Phone : Fraser No. 41
Mail Address, Box 22, City Heights
South Vancouver
River Road, Ontario Street and B. C. Electric Railway Trackage.
Lots all cleared and graded. Terms : One-sixth cash, balance
over three years.
SOUTH VANCOUVER
River Road and Government Road, subdivision of the southerly
portion of Block 15, District Lots 330 and 331. River Road Lots,
$800 each. Sixty-ninth Avenue Lots, $500 and $450 each.
Terms : One-fifth cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months.
For Plans, Price List and Particulars apply
London & British North America Co. Limited
With which is incorporated Mahon, McFarland & Procter Ltd.
Insurance Money to Loan
Agreements For Sale Purchased
House Property in West End, Fairview,  Grandview,  Mount
Pleasant and Kitsilano
Riverview Realty Co.
We believe in the destiny of South Vancouver. We believe that Fraser Street is the natural commercial centre
of South Vancouver. We will give you our reasons for
this belief if you call upon us.
J. L. EVANS, Manager
Corner of Fraser Street and Ferris Road
DID YOU EVER HEAR THAT SONG
"It's  not  the  house  that  makes  the  home
It's the love that is inside."
I'll supply you with the house on easy terms���viz., $300 down and
the balance monthly, to suit your purse.
JUST THINKI
I supply the house and you supply the rest���love, etc.
RESULT���HOME
Prices range from $1,000 to $8,000
R. J. McLauchlan
4123 Main Street
Phone : Fair. 1607
Cedar Cottage Sales Stable
EXPRESS and DRAY
David McMillan
Proprietor
Are You Going Away?
You want your Household Goods packed and shipped, or stored.
You want first-class work at reasonable cost. YOU WANT US.
Phone Seymour 8316 or 5221 and end your worries.
Cummings Packing & Forwarding Co.
Office : 1130 Homer   Warehouses : 1134 Homer and 852 Cambie
:-: Hands  Across  the   S
ea :-:
Paragraphs on thi Fusion of Interests of Greater Vancouver
and the Home-land
I'or the past six months there has
been walking about the streets of
Vancouver a man wlm is in every way
eminently qualified' to hold any poll
tion in the engineering world. He is
an  Englishman.    Likewise be   is   a
qualified   engineer.     Yet   he   lias  been
here  for the time mentioned, and  IO
far lias been unable to obtain a posi- |
tion in hi�� own line of business. Why''
He had an interview with us one day!
this   week,   and  attributed   the   blame
lo the Canadians. It that right?    For. \
innately for him he is not altogether
dispossessed   of   this   world's   wealth.
Withal he is not a rich man, and he I
cannot   hold  out   much  longer.     Hut |
his position opens up a question that
| has  often   been   discussed.     What   is i
j the  reason   why so  many  men  come
(out here and fail to make good? Here
] is a man who held a foremost job in
England���who  was a  top-dog in  the
profession  to which lie belonged, and
yet,  strange  to say,  lie  is  completely
out of it here.    Again  why?    In  the
six months he has worked exactly six
days, and has been able  to keep  the
wolf from the door, and no
Is
there   not   something   in   the     statement that he is an  Englishman?
The  trouble  is  that   many    people
from   the   Motherland   do   not   adapt
themselves to conditions here.    They
have an idea that they can show the
Canadians a bit and to spare, but they
are not long before they find out their
mistake.    They then  take a few tips
and acknowledge  their  mistake.   But
! there  are  times  when   the  admission
'comes  too late.    Take this    case    in
[point.      In  the Old Country he was
I a distinct success.    In the new country he is a distinct failure.    Is it  his
J fault or the fault of the country?    Is
there anything in the atmosphere that
prevents a  man  from across the At-
ianiic   making   good?       Immigration
J agents state that everybody can make
|a living here.   Can they?   In his haste
King   David   of   Biblical   times   made
use of a remark which impeached the
veracity  of  the  males  of  the  human
race.    In his haste he said that, "Had
he taken time for consideration, would
he have held the same opinion?" Beyond question he would, so far as immigration agents are concerned. They
are   responsible   for   many   a   failuri
here.     Tlie   pictures   have   been   too
glowing.    All  the  engineers in   England,   Scotland,  and   Ireland  are   not
wanted here.    There are enough and
to spare, with a vengeance.
*    *    *
What is the idea of the Duke of
Sutherland bringing out a crowd of
farmers from Britain to settle in
Canada? Everyone knows that in
the  United   Kingdom  the  tenant  far
mer lyitem has been tried and found
waniing.   Paradoxically, as a  failure
it has been a distinct success.    Surely
everyone who has resided in lands be- j
yond the seas knows that the days of
landlord  and   tenant  are over,  so  far1
II  farms are  concerned.     Why.  then,
should the Duke or any oilier person,
no matter  to what  station  of life  he
belong!,  try   to  introduce  a    system ]
that   has   proved     a     signal     failure?:
There is enough and lo spare of land
in   Canada,   and   yet   here   we   are   in
the  twentieth  century permitting  the
adoption of a system iu a country thai
cannot  find  people  to whom   to  (lis
pose   of   the   land,   which   will   mean
the   introduction   of   what   has   been
looked   upon   as   feudalism   and   that
has   nothing   to   commend   it.      The
wonder is that in this enlightened age
there   should   be   allowed  a   style   of '���
landlordism that has long since, comparatively speaking, become obsolete. I
If Canada is  to remain a  free man's
country, then  in  heaven's name keep :
out the feudal  system.    Failing that, |
the last state of the country will become worse than the first.
���    ��   ��
Keir Hardie is coming lo the West.
If anyone does not knew who Keir
Hardie is, let him consult Hansard,
and he will soon be enlightened as to
the individuality of the man who is
a character in the English Parliament
and in English political and labor life.
We have had labor leaders here from
the Old Country within the past few
months. Now we are to have more.
The last who were here made a bee-
line for home when certain rumors
arose as to their deposition from office. Will Keir Hardie do the same
tiling? It is not unlikely. Anyhow,
he is coming out to British Columbia,
and there is a possibility that his visit
will synchronise with the opening of
the campaign of the I. W. W.'s. who
made such a hash of things last winter when they cost the pity more than
they were worth, all put together.
Will there be a repetition this winter?
it lies with the powers that be to see
that none of the disgraceful scenes
that characterized Sundays of the winter of 1911 are to the fore in the coming winter. What brings Keir Hardie out here when his position is
threatened as leader, or one of tile
leaders, of the Labor party in the
English House of Commons? Is it
that he sees his power waning? Has
he an eye on the leadership of the two
socialists who form the Opposition in
ihe Provincial Parliament in Victoria?
One wonders. But the solid bed-rock
fact remains that he is coming, and
we may be on the lookout for blood
and lire when he drops on two feet
out of the train at the C. P. R. depot.
THE TWINKLER'S BIT
(Continued from Page S)
"Were you in that?"
"No, thank heaven! My hands are
clean of that, anyway. 1 wasn't out
when it happened."
"Then why do you want me to drop
it?"
The Twinkler looked at him keenly
and seemed to ponflvf. "You say you
know who done it," ne said, after a
moment's thought. "Maybe you don't,
an' maybe you do; I'm not sayin'.
Bui I'll just give you this little tip,
anyhow. If Moxey the Mutt gets
cinched on that, I'll blow your record
to all th' world, s'help me mighty."
Morgan turned and walked to the
door.
"I told you I'd left the crooked life
behind me and meant to play square
(or the rest of my days. I'd rather
you put a bullet through my heart
this minute than that my wife���the
little girl that has helped to make
a man of me, and whom I love better
than my own life, should know what
1 used to be. But I learned what it
means to���have a conscience���lo he
an honest man���and 1 won't go back
on it. Moxey Ihe Mutt will be arrested before morning. If you don't like
that, do your worst. Kuin me if you
will���tell my wife if you want to���
but at that, she'd rather I'd be a
cracksman  than a coward "
For an instant tlie Twinkler glared
at him.
"And you mean to go after Moxey
in spite of���"
"In spite of everything. Now, get
out of here. 1 know their plans; I
know where he is; anil I'll have the
loot, and the nippers on Mox before
midnight."
"Well, you won't!" roared the
Twinkler, and with a spring like a
panther he pulled a knife from his
breast and sprang upon the detective.
Always on the alert for any surprise,
Morgan leaped, back with a swift side-
wise spring and avoided the stab of
the knife. At the same instant he
grappled with the Twinkler. and the
two came heavily to the floor. As
thev fell, Morgan's leg struck the
railing of the desk, and the Twinkler
came down with all his weight upon
it. He heard it crack, and an agonizing pain shot through it. then in the
struggle he forgot it.
Although Morgan wus the taller
and heavier man, the Twinkler was
as wiry and agile as a monkey, and
the detective had hard work to protect himself against Ihe flashing knife
that continually jabbed about him.
until he got hold of the hand that held
it and bent the wrist over tlie leg of
a chair until the knife dropped from
the hand.
Three times he stooped the efforts
of his adversary in the efforts to get
a loaded gun from his pocket. His
own was in the drawer of his desk
ten feet away. In their struggles the
two men rolled about, first one on
top and then the other until, as Morgan tried to raise himself to strike a
knock-out blow, he heard a harsh,
grating sound, then an agonizing
pain, and his grasn relaxed, his head
swam, and a blackness as of a bottomless pit encompassed him.
As he (ell back white and motionless, the Twinkler struggled to his
feet. Me looked down upon the still
figure, and wiped the blood from a
cut on his cheek.
"I warned him that when I'd done
my bit he'd get his," he muttered; I
"and 1 guess he's got it good an' I
plenty. .Now I must beat it, an' tell
Mox to make his getaway quick."
Pausing to glance stealthily about the
room, to listen, and to peer cautiously out into the hall, he slipped through
the door like a shadow, and a moment
later was in the street.
As the door closed behind him,
Morgan stirred and groaned. Opening his eyes he stared about him,
then with a hoarse yell tried to drag
himself to his feet. Again and again
he tried, wildly, desperately, but he
could not stir. Grinding his teeth in
impotent fury, he rolled over upon
his face, and inch hy inch, while the
sweat of agony poured down his face,
he wormed his way toward the door.
"Dorothy!"  he  shouted.    "Dorothy
���help,   help,   help!"  and   reaching   a1
cane pounded with it upon the panels. '
An instant later he heard the sound |
of running feet, the door was dashed j
open,  and   Dorothy,   white  as   paper,
with the baby in her arms, rushed in.
"Arthur!" she screamed. "Arthur
���heavens! what is it' What has
happened lo you?    I heard���"
"Quick���never mind mc���he's gont
���stop him���stop him! He'll warn j
them���they'll get away���my leg is
broken���1 can't stir���run���quick���slop
him���" and striving to say more he
fell back in a faint.
With a sharp cry the woman threw ���
the baby on the couch and bent over
him. In an instant her quick eyes
saw his condition. She wet his face
and hair with water, poured a little
liquor between his lips, and slipped a
cushion beneath the broken limb. As
she did so, his coat fell back and she
saw a long, legal looking document
in  his  pocket.
Instantly the significance of his
words and his agitation were made
clear to her.
The paper was a warrant for the
arrest of Moxey the Mutt. And that
other man���the one who had just
been there���who had done this���he
was in some way connected with it!
He had gone���gone to warn them,
perhaps! Her husband had gasped
out to stop  him���
She sprang to her feet, then stooping, took from his breast his silver
shield  and  rushed  from  the  room.
She ran to the telephone and called
up   their   family  doctor.
"Mr. Morgan is badly hurt," she
panted when the voice at the other
end responded to her wild "hallo."
"Come quick, bring a nurse with you.
No one will be here���key with the
janitor���I've got to go out���business
���Mr. Morgan.    Hurry, hurry!"
Then calling up the detective
agency,  she  called  eommandiugly :
"Yes, this is Morgan, yes, Morgan.
Send two men to Pell Street so
as to reach there in twenty minutes.
Got the gang cornered. Have two
good men there to meet me when I
come. Remember the signal's arranged on."
Then cutting off the voice that
evidently wished  further information
(Continued on Page 8)
South Vancouver
Wc have- the best buy- in the C. I'. K. district     These ]..i
arc high and very li^lit clearing.    Price $1500.00,  (a-h 'i :
balance 1. 2. and 3 years, at 'i per cent, interest.
For Sale or Exchange���Six-room Modem House, ' lotario
Street.     Will  sell on  very easy term-,  or  will  take good
Building Lot a- first payment.
J. A. KERR & CO.
Real Estate Brokers
3332 MAIN STREET        Phone: Fairmont 822
The Beer Without a Peer
CASCADE
THE VANCOUVER BREWERIES LTD
Phone :   Fairmont 429
PHONE: FRASER 87
FOX'S PIONEER HARDWARE
Fly time is here. Get your SCREEN DOORS,
all sizes, from $1.25 to $2.50 each, and Hinges and all
Fixtures.
Screen Windows, 15c to 60c, all sizes.
Screen Wire, to repair your old Doors and Screens, in
all widths.
GARDEN TOOLS: RAKES, SPADES,
SHOVELS, DIGGING FORKS,
LAWN MOWERS, etc.
Martin-Senour's 100 per cent, pure Mixed Paint, in 40
different colors, that will never fade.
International Stains and Varnishes
Comer Fraser and Ferris Road
T. and S. G. FOX, Props.        W. H. IRVING, Mgr.
Bliss & Brandt
Mining, Real Estate, Timber
LOANS   &   INSURANCE
Phone: Fairmont 218
4215 Main Street, City Heights, South Vancouver, B. C.
Gladstone Hotel
First Class Wines,
Liquors and Cigars
H. G. BROWN, Proprietor
LUMBER
Eburne Saw Mills  Limited
Manufacturers and Dealers in all kinds of
FIR, CEDAR AND SPRUCE LUMBER
Shingles, Lath, Sash, Doors, Turnings
and House Finishings
PROMPT  DELIVERY   BY TRAM, WAGON OR SCOW
��-/2t
PHONE: EBURNE 14R
EBURNE, B. C. ���
EIGHT
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
Wm. H. KENT & SON
Real Estate Agents
COLLINGWOOD EAST���Joyce Street
?L
W hen you're out to speculate,
|-|   ousel, Lots, and Real Estate,
K   ��P   your   weather   eye   on
"*   KENT:
��   ase   expense,  STOP   paying
rent.
fsj   ow's the time to choose your
site���
T" rade with us��� our terms are
right;
JL our Poultry Ranches, too���
g urely they look good to you I
Q pportunity is knocking,
N  ot to heed is simply shocking.
Nice 4-room house with fur-
i    nace,  plumbing,  electric    light,
leaded light windows and paint-
I   ed.    Complete $2150, $100 cash,
balance $25 a month.
If you are looking for acreage we have some of the
choicest 5-acrc lots in Langley,
close to car, on easy terms. It
will pay you to enquire about
these.
A limited number of lots, $500
each, on our Bridge Street property. Will pay you to drop into
our River Road office and buy
one of these.
Phone: Collingwood 18.       P. O. Box 2, Collingwood
Branch Office : River Road and Ash Street, Eburne
J. D. Fraser & Co.
We carry Special Lines of the finest
GROCERIES AND FLOUR
We also carry Hay and all kinds of Feed
Phone our store (Collingwood 25), or call.   Our delivery
service is prompt.
COLLINGWOOD EAST
LARGE LOTS
No. 1 Road and Grant (Close to Park)
$100 below any other property in this vicinity. Small cash
payment. These lots are cleared, and some have been
resold at nearly double the price originally bought at.
Westminster Road
Double corner on Westminster Road, near Park Avenue.
Cleared. Splendid Business Site. Away below market
value.
The widening and paving of Westminster Road are now
an assured fact, and prices will soon be on the jump. Get
in and buy now.
J. B. Todriek & Co.
CORNER PARK AVENUE AND WESTMINSTER
ROAD
Phone :  Collingwood 13R
Screen  Doors and Windows
Add to the comfort of your home and save doctors' bills by equipping your house with screen doors and windows. Our stock is large,
and prices right.
COOKING UTENSILS
Furnish your kitchen from a large shipment of cooking utensils
which have just been received.
C. B. FEARNEY rmV2&��r��**
HARDWARE, PAINTS, OILS, ST OVES, RANGES, ETC.
Joyce Street, COLLINGWOOD
SASHES AND DOORS
We have a n putation for supplying Sashes and Doors of the
finest   <|uality and at the shortest notice, at Prices that are right,
Wc have experienced men who can supply any need in the line
of Sashes and Doors.
It will be worth your while to get our prices before placing your
order.   It will cost you nothing, and will save you money.
Collingwood Sash and Door Factory
Clements & Tufnail
Dealers in Sashes, Doors,  Frames, Sheet Glass, etc.
Collingwood West Station
Tokio Steam, Dry Cleaning
and Dye Works
Ladies' Suits pressed .... 50c and up
Gents'  Suits pressed   .... 50c
Suits cleaned and pressed 75c      "
Skirts pressed    35c      "
Agency Japanese Laundry
Skirts cleaned and pressed    50c and up
Pants pressed         15c      "
Pants cleaned and pressed    25c     "
Monthly contract for pressing $2.00
First-class work guaranteed
O.  HASEGAWA
4375 MAIN ST., SOUTH VANCOUVER
A.    ROBINSON
Corner   ALMAS   &   WELLINGTON   AVENUE
COLLINGWOOD EAST
Pioneer Transfer Co.
CENTRAL PARK EXHIBITION
At a special meeting of the board
of directors of the Central Park Agricultural Association and Farmers'
Institute, held in the Agricultural
Hall, final arrangements were made
for the big exhibition to be held on
September 12 and 13 next. All the
committees reported that the differ
ent department! would be well tilled,
and in all probability it would be necessary to build another big addition to
house the poultry, although they had
just finished a large addition to the
present building, it was also decided
to give two prizes for exhibits from
the different Women's Institutes���$10
lirst prize and $5 second, as well as
a first prize of $1.50, second $1, third
50c, and fourth of 25c for best
canary exhibited. It is expected that
some line birds will be shown in this
class.
The directors have also arranged
to have a small railway in operation
for the amusement of the children and
grown-ups. On Friday afternoon children will be admitted free to the build,
ings. The official opening will be
held on Thursday evening, September 12, at 8 p.m. An orchestra will
be in attendance afternoon and even,
ing during the exhibition. Refreshments will be served on the grounds.
ATHLETICS AT THE
COLLINGWOOD INSTITUTE
Varied Programme Pleases Fine
Crowd of Friends of the Place
Chet Mclntyre, who on Saturday
night last met Pat Connolly in a
wrestling match, paid a visit to Col
lingwood the previous evening with
some of "the boys." Mr. W. 11.
Kent presided over as pleasant a
little  gathering as  ever assembled  in
ihe CollingJW 1 Institute and Hursill
Library. There were some capital
music, some good .songs contributed
by Messrs. llawkes, Chapman and
Pierce, and some really excellent
boxing. Mr. Chet Mclntyre and his
parly   had   a   most   cordial   reception
FOOTBALL SEASON OPENING
With the decline of baseball in con.
sequence of the rapid approach of the
autumn weather, football and
thoughts of the gridiron are once
more assuming their accustomed
places in the hearts of fans and the
athletes themselves. At a meeting
of enthusiasts in No. 1 Fire Hall, East
Collingwood, last Friday evening, a
new team designated as the "Collingwood Rangers" came into existence,
the avowed object of the club being
to place Collingwood on the map as a
football locality.
The new team will enter the South
Vancouver Association Football
League along with three or four other
teams from Hillcrest, South Hill and
the River Road.
id (hey proved a clever lot. Mr. W.
II. Kent, in thanking the visitors,
hoped that there would be several
athletic gatherings at Collingwood,
as there could be nothing better for
the youth than to cultivate "a sound
mind in a sound body." He knew
that arrangements were being made
to make the Institute very busy during the coming season, and be hoped
that it would merit  every support.
Dangerous Blasting
While blasting was proceeding on
a new road in Collingwood West
on Thursday last week, a large
stone was blown through the roof
of Mr. William Karr's conservatory,
doing considerable damage.
Mr. J. Scott is about to open up
new butcher shops in the new For-
man block, at East Collingwood, and
in the new Hickman block, Earls
Road. Good progress is being made
on both these buildings, which will
be completed shortly.
*        *        ���
Mr. J. D. Fraser, grocer, of Collingwood East, owing to the increase
in his business has extended his store.
"A penny for your thoughts,"
chirped tlie young lady.
"Well, I've had worse offers from
publishers," responded the poet.
THE TWINKLER'S BIT
PROMPT DELIVERY
Phone: Collingwood 32
(Continued from Page 7)
with "No time for argument, never
mind the voice, this is Morgan, I tell
you; you'll have to answer to the
chief if you don't take instructions
and do as I tell you. Have the men
there in twenty minutes and don't
stop  to argue."
As she hurried down the street she
saw a vacant taxicab standing in
front of the drug-store. Beckoning
the chauffeur, she sprang into the
vehicle, pushing a bill into the man's
hand.
"Drive like mad," she ordered;
"never mind speed regulations. I'll protect you on that," and flashed before
his astonished eyes the silver shield.
As the cab dashed through the next
block she suddenly ordered it to stop,
and as it slowed down, leaped out
and ran to the side of the policeman
on beat.
"Gallagher," she panted, "I want
you to come with me, quick, now, in
this cab."
The policeman stared at her.
"Why, bless me sowl, if it ain't
little Mis' Morgan! An' what are
ye doin' here, ma'am, at this time o'
night���"
"Don't talk, Gallagher, don't stop
to ask questions, wc haven't time.
Tell you all later. Just come with
me���please, quick���quick���or it may
be too late!"
The man stared at her.
"But I can't, ma'am, I can't leave
mc beat���"
"Never mind your beat. This is
official business. Mr. Morgan will
make it all right with the department.
There is big work on hand, Gallagher;
it will be a feather in your cap, such
a chance as you have never had before. 1 need your help; come, you
must go with mc."
And Gallagher, not proof against
the pleading voice and face, nor
against the curiosity that her manner
excited, and the hint of big game that
her words conveyed, jumped into the
cab beside her and they dashed away.
As the taxicab sped through the brilliantly-lighted streets she told him of
their destination, and the object of
the chase, while the officer gaped at
her with open mouth and eyes.
"Moxey?" be almost shouted, "what,
Moxey the Mutt? Good Lord, was
he at the head of the gang that robbed that train? Why, he hasn't been
out more than a week at most. He's
been servin' his bit up in Sing Sing.
At his old tricks, eh? Well, well, and
Mr. Morgan's on to him! Say, it will
mean something to him to land the
chap that pulled off that trick. Where
is he now? Will he join us up yonder?"
Little Mrs. Morgan shook her head
and he saw the tears flash in her eyes.
"He  is   lying  on   the  floor  of  our
apartment   unconscious,   and   with   a
broken  leg. unable  to move."
"With a broken leg, is it? And
what did  that?"
"I don't know. There was a man
there���he must have attacked him.
There was a fight, I know. I think
it was in some way connected with
this."
"Oh, dear; oh, dear," murmured the
sympathetic Gallagher, "now isn't
that too oad at all! What a pity he
can't take the Mutt himself. It sure
would be a great thing for Morgan
to get back that three hundred thousand dollars for the railroad and capture Moxey the Mutt."
"Morgan will get back the three
hundred thousand dollars for the railroad and capture Moxey the Mutt,"
she said with a ring of quiet determination in her voice that made the
officer turn and stare at her through
the dark. "That is what we are here
for tonight."
Twice as the taxicab dashed through
the crowded streets, officers of tlie
traffic-squad tried to stop it. Twice
I the silver shield Hashed in the window; once a voice spoke low through
I the dark :
"Let us pass, Dawfon," it said hurriedly, "it's all right, official ousiness.
Don't stop me for heaven's sake���going to arrest a man���may be too late."
And the taxicab dashed on into the
night.
As it drew nearer the lower, more
crowded quarter of the city, the
small figure in the taxicab sat erect,
the handle of a revolver clasped close
in a steady little hand. When thev
turned at last into the dirty, narrow
thoroughfare which was its destination, she signalled the driver to go
more slowly, and with her face
pressed close to the glass, peered
out into the gloom.
Before a ramshackle four-storey
tenement-house a wagon, was standing, and as the vehicle approached
(w> men came down the stairs, car-
Vying a small'trunk between them.
As they stepped up to the wagon with
it the woman leaped to the pavement,
and the steel barrel of the revolver
Hashed in the dull light of the street
lamps..
"Put down that trunk! Throw up
your hands!" she commanded. She
turned to her companion and said ;
"Officer,  arrest  those  men."
With the words Gallagher leaped
out of the cab, and at the same instant she sounded a single low
whistle. From the shadow of a building on the opposite side of the street,
two plain-clothes policemen leaped
out. She uttered a word or two,
flashed the silver shield before their
eyes, and a moment later the men
who had been carrying out the trunk
were handcuffed together, and with
the trunk were bundled into the taxi-
cab and the faithful Gallagher left on
guard.
With the two officers behind her,
she crept noiselessly up the dark,
dirty stairs. At a door on the fourth
floor at the end of a hall they paused
and listened. All was as still as
death. Trembling like an aspen-leaf,
she benl to (he keyhole and gave a
low call, like the hooting of a screech
owl. then a long, low whistle, a sharp,
shrill one, ending with a cat-call.
For an instant there was silence,
then Ihe door opened a crack and a
face peered oul. Instantly the two
policemen threw their weight against
the door and forced theft way into
the room. As they did so, a short,
ttoeky man with a snub nose, and a
pale, hollow-chested individual, whose
sallow, pasty face was adorned with
large yellow freckles, who were holding a whispered conversation near
ihe window, whirled about and reached for their guns.
"Throw Up your hands," commanded the officers, "we've got the
drop on you!"
"Who peached?" exclaimed the
freckle-faced man.
"Morgan's wife!" gasped the other,
staring with goggling eyes both at
and  behind  her.
"There he is, that's Moxey the
Mutt, take him!" she commanded, indicating the freckle-faced man with
pointing finger. "Take him, men, and
get him down to headquarters as
quick as you can. And listen," she
cried, drawing her slight figure to its
full height with flashing eyes, "be
sure you make it plain that it was
Morgan ���Morgan���that recovered
the money and captured him." Then,
turning upon the other, she went on
swiftly :
"As for you, I know who you are,
too. You are the Twinkler. I know
what you have tried to do, but you
can never do it. You can never ruin
my husband now. No���" He tried to
interrupt her. "I don't want to hear
what you have to say, I don't want
to hear anything from you. Anything my husband wants me to know
he will tell me himself.
"Now go. We will not hold you;
our men will not stop you. But listen���never cross our path again, or
it will be had for you. Let him pass,
men; he had nothing to <ln with this
matter."
Stepping aside, she stood sileytly
watching him as the Twinkler, baffled and crestfallen, slunk out into
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
NINE
Matters Musical and Dramatic
Empress   Theatre
Tlif Empress Theatre is launched
on what seem to be a repetition of
the brilliant lucocss that has been
the portion of this theatre under the
present management, and the pail
[wo weeks, since the regular season
was inaugurated, has witnessed a
succession of crowded houses. "The
Lights o1 London," the present
week's offering, is a magnificent presentation of a famuus English drama
written by Wilson Barrett and Geo.
R. Sims. Fourteen scenes of elaborate beauty are required to tell the
story, and the Thames Embankment,
showing Cleopatra's Needle and the
Lions, is so true to life that one
would imagine himself to be actually
at the spot. The company, numbering the old favorites, are all better,
if possible, than in former seasons.
Next week there will be given a
tine production of that well-known
fend popular play, "The Virginian,"
���dramatized from the novel of the
same name by Owen Wister. As a
picture of life in Wyoming at a period when the cowboys and ranchmen held sway, "The Virginian"
stands at the head of plays of its
class. The many well-known incidents in the hook have been embodied in the drama. Charles Ayres, Isa.
belle Fletcher, W. T. Henderson,
Meta Marsky, Harold Nelson, Mary
Stevens,   Chauncey   Southern,   Louis
Week of Sept. 9
"A     NIGHT     ON     A     ROOF
GARDEN"
The biggest tabloid musical
comedy ever seen in Vancouver,
with Willie Dunlay and Ruby
Lusby, and a chorus of 14 boys and
girls.
Five  other  S.   &   C.   Acts
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
PanamaTheatre
(36  Hastings Street)
For the Whole Family
The   Instant   Success
THE    FRANK    RICH    COMPANY
In   the   Musical   Success   of   Two   Continents
The Merry Widow(ers)
In  Three   Scenes
Two    Shows    Nightly���15c    25c    35c
Matinee  Daily���15c  and 25c
von Weithoff, T. B. Loftus, Ashley
Cooper, Emily Curr, Frank McQuar-
rie and all the other members of the
company will appear. The scenery
will be a special feature, anil several
realistic Mage sets of western localities will  be shown.
* ��    *
Avenue Theatre
At Ihe popular Salt End playhouse
this week tile Lawrence Players are
adding to their already deserved rep-
j illation by their fine presentation of
1 Chas. Hoyt's famous satire on woman suffrage, entitled "A Contented
Woman."
Packed houses have greeted it for
the entire week thus far, and it is
confidently recommended as one of
the very best things done by Mr.
Lawrence and his associates since
they came to the Avenue. As a
laugh-producer and dispeller of the
blues it cannot be beaten, and it is
splendidly acted by every one in the
unusually long cast. There is enough
fun in that fourth act to supply a
dozen ordinary plays, and the entire
performance, in  fact, is a scream.
For the next week, commencing
Monday evening, September 9,
Messrs. Lawrence and Sandusky announce a splendid production of that
great romance of the western hills,
"Nevada. It is full of the spirit of
the mountains and the mines in the
earlier days and the men and the
women of the frontier mining camps.
The story has a powerful heart interest; the action is spirited, and the interest is sustained and cumulative to the
very last curtain. The comedy element is not omitted, and is unrestrained and natural. All the favorites of the company will have important parts, including, of course,
Mr. Lawrence and Miss Beyers, and
no pains or expense will be spared
in the production. Get the Avenue
I habit.
* *    *
Orpheum Theatre
The grand fall opening of Sullivan
& Considine will be inaugurated during the week of September 9 by
the appearance of the musical comedy, "A Night on a Roof Garden,"
with Ruby Lusby and Willie Dunlay
as the featured players, supported
by a chorus of fifteen people. The
act is the largest ever sent over the
circuit except Karno's "Night in an
English Music Hall." There are
beautiful costumes, pretty girls and
numerous songs and ensembles.
After an absence of several months,
Thomas Potter Dunne, the dialect
songster, will be seen at the Orpheum this  week.
Harry Brooks, well-known legitimate player, will be seen in a rare
bit of character work in "The Old
Minstrel Man," supported by Kath-
erine  Clinton and Thos.  Carroll.
O'Rourke    and    O'Rourke    arc    a
pair   >A  dancers  who   will   furnish   a
gingery bit of shuffling.
Musette, a dainty and versatile
young lady with a highly pleasing
personality, will play the violin and
dance.
Mme. Husse will offer a poodle
show   lhat  is  worth  seeing.
Pantages Theatre M^
An act which pofsesses both merit
and novelty, and deservedly brought
down the house, is Child's Musical
llawaiians at the Pantages tin- iviik
There are half a dozen or more of
these soft-voiced singers from the
sunny Island, including a pretty, dark-
eyed native girl who dots a Hawaiian
dance in addition to singing.
Norbert Miles. Ned Burton and
Miss Marion Ford put on a tabloid
musical comedy all by themselves,
and do it very well.
The Orphetll Comedy Four were
almost a riot, and their mere appearance was certainly an excuse to laugh.
A  lively  ami   pleasing  turn   is  sup- i
plied by  Black  Bros , dancing banjo-
IStS,   who   are   equally     clever     with
their feet and tlnir  lingers.
Y.rv pretty work is done by the
five Juggling Jewells, who put a number of Indian chilis through some
amazing and pretty evolutions
Panama Theatre
Ai the Panama Theatre this week
the Frank Rich Company in "The
Land oi Tomorrow" prove    to    the
packed houses that the very Hatter
inn press notices 'hey have received
along the line were well merited. Il
they are the beat popular priced musi-
cal comedy company that has ever
played in Vancouver. Their programmes are composed of up io date
musical numbers well rendered, pleas
nig comedy, which with the prettily
Costumed  chorus  and  special  scenery
and electrical effects make an entertainment a person should not miss if
he ��ants to spend an enjoyable evening.
This company is giving a class of
-how, lhat are entirely new in the
city, and the new theatre for the
whole family is already pronounced a
huge success.
The bill for next week will be "The
Merry  Widowfers)."
STRAY DOGS AND HOW TO
CATCH THEM
I 	
! The difficulty of detaining stray
dogs which are arrested by the police
iu the municipality was discussed a!
the meeting of the Police Committee
on Wednesday evening, when Chief
Jackson said he could capture four
or five hundred animals in a day or
two.     kcevc  Kerr  said  they  did  not
1 want four or five hundred dogs
around the Municipal Hall. If
caught, wdiat could they do with
them? The Chief said they had to
keep them a certain tune, and if not
owned they would he destroyed. The
matter  was  left  in  the  hands  of the
poli. ,���
 I   S>   I	
Magistrate   McArthur   on   Tuesday
morning received a welcome addition
to his law books from the Municipal
Clerk's   office,   comprising   three   volumes of the revised statutes of Brit- J
ish  Columbia,  lor use in  the  Magistrate's  room.     There   were  no  cases j
for   hearing   on   Tuesday,   following
Labor Day.   This, for a large munici- ;
pality like  South  Vancouver,  is very j
satisfactory.
EMPRESS
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BEST RESERVED SEATS 25c, 50c
To-night 8.15 Matinee Sat. 2.15
WiUon Barren's Mammoth Drtiry
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LIGHTS 0'LONDON
12���Ma.aaive Scenic Setting*--1 2
PANTAGES
Unequalled       Vaudeville       MeanB       Pantages
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WEEK   COMMENCING   MON,   SEPT.   2
Show starts���2.45,  7.15,  and 9.30 p.m.
Child's Hawaiians
NED   BURTON   CO.
BLACK  BROS.
FIVE   JUGGLING   JEWELS
Orpheus Comedy Four
META MARSKY
Talented  actress appearing with  the Sanford   Players   at   the    Empress
Theatre
Geo.
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Phone : Sey. 7012
Week of September 9 Matinees Wed. and Sat.
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MATIXEES 25c any seat
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GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
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CHURCH NOTICES
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for free publication under this head sjch
announcements as they desire to have
made of services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion on
Friday, notices should be received at this
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BASEBALL
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Weekday  games  4  o'clock
Saturday    afternoons,    3    o'clock
LACROSSE
Vancouver vs. New Westminster--1912
VANCOUVER HOME GAME
September 14.
An Eloquent Plea for a Dollar
Mr. Shirley, of Main Street, put in
an eloquent plea for the return of a
dollar and $5 costs to the Health
Committee on Wednesday, which he
paid under a conviction by Magistrate
McArthur for refusing to remove
garbage from his premises, which Mr.
Shirley declared was deposited there
by the municipal workmen, ft was
slated that when the assistant health
officer, 1'lemming, had instituted
steps fur its removal, Mr. Shirley
promised to pay the cost, but afterwards made various excuses and insulted the official, At Wednesday's
meeting Mr. Shirley repeated the
statements made on several previous
occasions and threw all the onus of
the proceedings upon Ihe Health Department.
The Council decided that they
could not act in the capacity of an
appeal court, and Mr. Shirley went
away diiconsnlate.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Minister, Rev, George U. Ireland, B.A.
Residence, 275 Twenty-third Avenue
Hast. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.31) p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by the Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. E., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Ksslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
* *   *
Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister : Rev. Geo. C. F. Pringle.
Residence :   School Road.
I *   *   *
St.   David's   Presbyterian   Church,
, Winser Street, near Bodwell Road :
Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday School
and Bible class, 2.30 p.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30.   Services will be taken
* *   *
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting Wednesday, 8 p.m.
* *   *
St.  Peter's  Church,  Main  Street :
Services: Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar :
Rev. G. P. C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
* *   *
South Hill Baptist Church: Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m.' Pastor,
Rev. W. H. Redman. Residence, 523
Fifty-third Avenue East.
* *   *
St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Road,
Cedar Cottage : Services : Sunday
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. Holy
Communion : First Sunday in month,
11 a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vicar
Rev. Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwardens,
Messrs. C Williams and F. W. Tucker.
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pearson.
* *    *
Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51st
Avenue, one block west of Fraser :
Sabbath services : 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sabbath School and Adult
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bible
Class, the Pastor. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Harford,
president. Prayer Services, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Choir practice, Friday,
8 p.m.; Choir leader, Mr. T. Coltart.
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday in
every month, Mrs. John Pye, president.
* *   *
Gospel Hall, Gartley Road, Cedar
Cottage : Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 8 p.m.   All invited.
* *   *
Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Church
Services: Sunday 11 a.m.   and   7.30
p.m.; Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.
��   *   *
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.;
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30. Pastor J. C.
Madill.
The     larni-     additions     and    pump
I houses being erected adjacent to the
standpipes  and   waterworks   system
at South Hill are Hearing completion
and will be ready for use about the
middle  "f  the  month.
* ���   ��
The cartage business of Mr. ]���'..
Simmons, 30th Avenue, has been sold
to Mr. Joe. Brooks, of the City, who
will transfer the plant to his city busi
ins-. Mr. Simmons is going to the
Prairies next month, and will probably return later with a load of heavy
teams,
* *    *
Owing to the stoppage of a drain
on Westminster Road, where the
roadway is being graded, the basement of Messrs. 11. Kldrldge & Co.'s
drug store, at the corner of Knight
Street and Westminster Road, was
on Thursday night flooded with
water to a depth of three feet. No
damage was done to stock.
* ��    *
The sawmill owned by Mr. Harry
Day on the River Road, near Ontario Street, is running at full capacity, and the heavy demand for the
output is being chiefly satisfied in
the municipality, where building is
just now very active. Mr. Day's
mill lias just recently been moved
from the Ferris Road and is entirely
reconstructed  throughout.
* *    *
As an expression of appreciation
of the good work done this year by
the present Board of School Trustees in South Vancouver, the Central
Executive Ratepayers' Association
has unanimously resolved to arrange
for a complimentary dinner to be
given to the chairman and members
of the Board. The following committee was appointed to make the
necessary arrangements : Messrs W.
B. Russell, O. L. Charlton, T. J. Fitch,
W. W. Hilton, George Greenslade,
J. C. Hudson, S. J. Jackson, W. E.
Houlder, and C. W. Feast.
* ��   ���
List of sales by C. Street as follows:
T. W. Mitchell, 4205 Sophia Street,
household effects, on Saturday, September 7, at 1:30 p.m.
Mr. John A, Holden, 4225 Sophia
Street, Saturday, September 7, at 4
p.m.
Mr. E. Vaughan, 4412 Walden
Street, Saturday, September 14, 2
p.m.
PERSONAL MENTION
SOUTH VANCOUVER
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
The Mountain View Methodist Epworth League invite you to visit
them next Monday evening at .8
o'clock, in the Church, corner 28th
Avenue and Sophia Street, one block
east of Main. Good speaker; interesting subject; bright music; hearty
welcome. Prayer and Song Service
beginning at 7.45 p.m.
The  Week's  Building  Permits
During the week ended Wednesday,
September 4. the number of building!
permits issued :ii the inspector's of-|
lice was 55, representing a total value,
of $34,400.    This is a little above the |
average of the corresponding holiday
week nf last year Since January last
the number oi permits issued has
shown a steady Increase
"Springridge" Lodge No. 69, International Order of Good Templars,
held its usual weekly meeting on
Friday, August 30, in the Cedar Cottage Hall, Victoria Road, with the
Chief Templar, Bro. M. A. Timms, in
the chair. Bro. E. Ronyard, G.E.S.,
was a visitor, together with several
officers of one of the city lodges.
After the routine business, including
the admission ceremony, was gone
through, the Lodge Paper was read,
after which the meeting was adjourned.
Report of Special Meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Council.
Year 1912
(Councillor Robinson absent)
South  Vancouver,  B. C,
August 28, 1912
Re Indemnity Bylaw 1912
1. Elliott���Campbell : That Indemnity Bylaw 1912 be read a lirst and
second time. Carried.
2. Elliott���Campbell : That the
rules be suspended, and the Indemnity
Bylaw 1912 be read a third time.
Carried.
Re  Bylaw  to   Close   Lane   Running
Through South Hill School Site
3. Third���Campbell : That Bylaw
to close lane running through South
Hill School sile be read B lirst and
second time. Carried.
4. Campbell���Third : That rules
be suspended and Bylaw to close lane
running through South Hill School
site be read a third time.    Carried.
Re Survey of Fraser Street
5. Thomas   ���   Campbell :       That
Messsrs.  Cleveland and  Cameron  be
instructed to complete survey of Fraser
Street as soon as possible.   Carried.
Re Permanent Pavement Westminster
Road, Main Street and Fraser
Street
6. Campbell���Elliott : That the
clerk be authorized to serve notice "ti
the B. C. Electric Railway Company
regarding   intentions   of   Council     re
permanent pavement on Westminster
Road, Main Street and Fraser Street.
Carried.
Re Building Bylaw Amendment No 6
7. Elliott���Third :     That    Building
Bylaw  Amendment  No.  6 he  read  a I
third time. Carried.
Certified correct,
JAS. B. SPRINGFORD,
C. M. C.I
LEASE EXPIRES  AT  END  OF  PRESENT  YEAR
We must make a Clean Sweep of Every Article in the McMillan
Diamond and Jewelry Store, Fixtures and Show Cases Included
While this stock lasts you can buy Diamonds, Watches. Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks
Leather Goods, etc., etc.. at prices LOWER THAN WHOLESALE COST. Our startling price reductions will convince you that we mean business.
DIAMONDS
Tlie balance of our heavy stock of loose Diamonds are being mounted up into Rings,
Pins, lirooches, etc., as fast as the Diamond Setters can mount them. These are being
marked down to rock bottom prices before being placed in the display and sales trays. Do
not forget that our heavy Diamond Stock was bought before the sensational advances in
the price of fine Diamonds. Remember that every Diamond we sell is guaranteed to be absolutely perfect in color-brilliancy, cutting and free from all flaws and imperfections.
The same high standard of worth and quality will be found in every department of this
store.
For Quality we have always and still stand first. Whatever you buy from the Store
of McMillan, the Diamond Specialist, is of one Quality���the Finest Procurable.
Compare prices and quality and you will buy from this store. Sale opens daily at
8.00 a.m.   When you think Perfect Diamonds THINK
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
Reference : The Royal Bank of Canada
Mr.  and -Mrs. J.  Knox, of    Revel-
Itoke, are visiting Mrs. Knox's sister,
Mis.   A.   K.   llanscome,   Collingwood
West.
��    *    *
Dr. Murphy was on Wednesday
granted a week's leave of absence by
the Municipal Council. He is going
on a  fishing trip.
��� ��    *
Mrs Patterson, of Sault Ste Marie,
arrived here last week, and will spend
the winter with her daughter, Mrs.
I). Pettigrew, corner 25th Avenue a.nd
Main  Street.
��� ���    a
A quiet wedding was celebrated at
the residence of the bride's father,
Mr. Arthur Charles Gray, Victoria,
on Tuesday, August 27, at 4 p.m.,
when Miss Ellen Florence Gray and
John Alfred King, of South Vancouver, wcre united in matrimony. The
Rev. George 1). Ireland, of Westminster Presbyterian Church, South
Vancouver, officiated at the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. King will reside in this
city,
* *   *
Mr. and Mrs. George Beatty, of
Central Park, have left for Saskatchewan, where Mr. Beatty will look
after bis interests in the prairie province. They will be the guests of
friends iu Glen Ewen, Sask., where
they formerly resided. Mr. Beatty
was one of the pioneers of Saskatchewan, but since coming to Vancouver
he is so impressed with the advantages of this city and province, particularly as to climate and outlook
for the future, that his present trip
to the East is largely for the purpose
of interesting men with capital in
Vancouver and the surrounding district. Mr. Beatty is a real booster
for Vancouver, and looks forward to
explaining conditions as they are in
this province to those less closely in
touch with them. Mr. and Mrs.
Beatty will be absent for about two
months.
* *   ���
Mrs. E. D. Taylor was the hostess
at a smart luncheon at her home on
the River Road, in compliment to Mr.
and Mrs. David Rose (nee Taylor!,
who recently returned from their
honeymoon trip, and who are leaving
shortly for points in the interior.
Covers were laid for eight at a very
attractive table. Deep red dahlias
were used to decorate the table, and
the ices and confections were in the
same color scheme. The hostess was
wearing a graceful gown of Croyden
blue silk with touches of cream lace.
During the morning her guests were
given an automobile trip through the
suburban districts. The guests were
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Taylor, Mr. and
Mrs. Rose, Dr. Eva Taylor, who
acted as bridesmaid at her sister's
wedding, and Miss Sybil Tanner, of
Guelph, Ont.
* *    *
Mr. E. H. Tumbull, a prominent
London financier, .who has been in
Vancouver for several days, has purchased $50.00(1 worth of property in
South Vancouver, and is negotiating
for additional property in Burnaby.
The land was acquired on behalf of
various British corporations, of which
he is the directing head. These companies include the Canadian Town-
sites Ltd., the Western Canada Town
Lots Ltd., and the Canadian Really
Company Ltd., with a total capitalisation of $1,20(1,000. Mr. Turnbull. who
is a Canadian by birth, is chairman
of the two last-named corporations.
Mr. Turnbull will probably make
further investments here and in Victoria before returning to London.
One of his companies has acquired
a 640 acre subdivision al Regina,
valued al present selling prices at
$1,500,000. Mr. Turnbull is al Ilie
Hotel Vancouver.
��� *    *
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.
G. Alcock, Central Park, was the
-erne of an inn-resting wedding on
August 28, when their daughter, Gertrude, was united in wedlock by Rev.
T. ft, Peacock to Thomas Todriek,
barrister, of Vancouver, son of ex-
CouncillOT .1 11. Todriek and Mrs.
Todriek. Battison Road. The ceremony was performed under a shady
bower on the lawn, and was witnessed
by  a  large  number  of    friends    and
relatives,   The bride, attired in Much
essc satin, wearing a long veil and
orange blossoms, carried a bouquet
of carnations ami ferns, and was at-
Irnded by Miss Ethel llosker, of New
Westminster, charmingly dressed in
pale blue muslin and carrying a
shower bouquel of carnations. The
groom was supported by his brother,
Mr. J. A. Todriek. After luncheon i
the guests repaired to the drawing-
room, where Ihe numerous presents
were admired. The happy couple, accompanied by many friends, look
atitos for the Victoria boat. On their
return from their honeymoon Mr.
and Mrs. Todriek will reside in their
new bungalow on Nelson Avenue,
East Collingwood.
The    Victorian    Order    of     Nurses,
South Vancouver Branch
Mrs. Dickie, of the South Vancouver Order of Nurses, attended
Thursday's meeting of the Municipal
Council and submitted a report of the
work done since the opening three
weeks ago. Eighteen cases bad been
treated, and there had been no
deaths. Two nurses were employed,
and $63.47 had been taken in fees.
The total cost of management up to
dale   was  $116.50.
Reeve Kerr said the ladies were to
be congratulated upon the success
that has so far attended their etforls.
The Health Department came in close
contact with the work, and appreciated their work very much. The
Reeve promised to use his best efforts
to get the telephone installed in the
home   at  once.
A very successful whist drive and
dance wcre held last Thursday night
at Staple's Hall, Fraser Avenue, for
the purpose of raising funds in aid
of the proposed new Roman Catholic
Church in the South Hill district.
BITULITHIC
PAVEMENT
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
fl Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
���fl Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
^ Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
���fl Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
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Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
DID YOU EVER STOP
to figure out how  much time your  clerks
waste each day in walking to and
from the telephone ?
An Extension Telephone
on the counter or desk will prevent it.
Only 5 Cents Per Day
for either a "WALL" or "DESK" set.
Call up the Contract Agent
Seymour 6070
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Company Limited
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' DUNCAN " BUILDING, Pender Street
Opposite. New World Butldlni
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The South Vancouver Auctioneers
RAIL TICKETS TO ALL POINTS
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
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Phone :   Sey.  7100 527  Granville Street EXTRA EDITION
^^CHIlNOOfc
VOL. I,  No. 17
SOUTH VANCOUVER,  B.C., CANADA, SATURDAY,   SEPTEM]
i9i;
Price 5 Cents
South Vancouver's Annexation Terms
What this Municipality Asks from Vancouver to Make Annexation
Possible: The Complete Terms
No Added Taxation: South Vancouver Asks for Five Millions:
Other Stringent Demands
On Friday evening a surprise was sprung upon the municipality at a
meeting <>f Ward I, held at Collingwood, when Councillor Robinson gave
i\l the full details of the terms upon which South Vancouver Municipal
Council will consent to annexation with the City. The terms asked are
$5,000/000, with no added taxation, and certain other stringent conditions,
.\ hicli are fully set out below,
1. The  expenditure  of  the  sum  of $5,(100.01111  within  the  present   limits
i South Vancouver during the fiscal years of 1913 anil 1914, above expend!
lurt to cover approximately the following items :
Park   Sites      $  450,000
Fire Hall Sites          50, I
Hospital and Site          150,000
Roads       2,000,000
Sidewalks      3)0,000
Sewerage   1,500,000
Water System    400,1 Kill
Contingencies     250,000
Total       $5,000,000
2. Representation on the basis of ten to sixteen, namely ten Aldermen
for South Vancouver to present City representation of sixteen Aldermen.
3. The continuance of present South Vancouver assessment for a period
of two years, maximum mlllage not to exceed 15 mills on improved land and
25 mills on wild land, or a proportionate reduction of assessment to meet
increased mlllage according to Vancouver assessment so as to obviate any
ilraslie change in taxation for a period of at least two years.
4. The Council of the City of Vancouver to pledge themselves to use
Oieir best endeavors to secure the following :
(a)  Consolidated Tram  Franchise
(hi  Uniform rates for electricity, both power and lighting, throughout Greater Vancouver.
(c) Uniform telephone charges throughout Greater Vancouver.
(d) Increased Postal Delivery.
(Greater   Vancouver   in   this   connection   means   Vancouver   and
South Vancouver combined).
5. The annexation of South Vancouver by the City will bring within
i't limits of Ihe City four and a half miles of waterfrontage on the Fraser
River, The addition of this freshwater harbor io Vancouver's present har-
bor possibilities will place the City in a unique position from a harbor stand
1  lint    The efforts put  forth  by  the  municipalities  bordering on  the   N'orth
mi of the  Fraser have resulted in  the assurance that the  Dominion  Cov-
iiinent will in the near future commence a scheme of development on this
ilerway,   making   it   accessible   to   a   large   amount  of  shipping,   and   the
municipalities interested are at  present pressing for  the  establishment   of a
Harbor Commission  to carry out and control a scheme of development on
'ii- waterway.    Tin   Council of the City of Vancouver are hereby requested
��� i pledge themselves to preserve an aggressive policy of harbor improvement
hrougbout     Greater     Vancouver,     ibis     policy     lo       include       the       im
ovement of the North Arm of the Fraser and the establishment of harbor
icilitiet  therein.     It   is also agreed  that  the  street   ends  on   the  river  shall
"���I he alienated, but used exclusively for public purposes.
6. The continued employment of the present    Municipal
i linol Hoard Staffs where possible,
7. The retention of present  teaching staff of the   South
' 1 IS
8. The procuring of a joint cemetery for the City and a
Office    and
Vancouver
��� ipalittcs, and the
ii :'i line.
lining mum
islng "f present cemetery with the object of removal
DATA   FOR  THE   INFORMATION   OF   CITY   MEMBERS
Area.  14.5 square miles
Total  acreage, 9,200.
Population, 35,000 (estimated).   Based on installation of water services, 5
persons to family.
Debt-
Total loan on debenture debt, including 1912 loans    $4,716,881.35
I.ess two-thirds of $85,000 Point Grey share 1907 Division Act       56,666.66
$4,660,214.69
20 per cent, on total assessment $38,995,285.44  $7,799,057.08
Existing debt $4,660,214.69,  less  school  $1,002,644.00 1,057,570.69
Present   borrowing   power    $4,141,486.39
Estimated increase in value of improvements in two years  ..$7,500,000.00
Assessment 1912���
Wild land $  7,084,435.00
Improved land    26,174,830.00
Value mi improvements      5,736,020.24
Ward II���Engineer's estimate accepted to -liar all -ireets this year.
Approximate cost $22,061 Work nearly all done. Two-third sidewalks laid.
Engineer's estimate on lam- $37,000.00, Small portion dor.,-. Amount
$708.05.   Roughly $147,000 unexpen led July 31.
Ward III ��� Approximately all roads cleared and graded Approximately
one-third lams cleared and graded. Approximately all sidewalks laid.
Roughly $155.ni!ii   unexpended July  31
Ward IV���Approximately all roads cleared and graded. Approximately
all lam- cleared and graded. Approximately all sidewalks laid. Roughly
$179,000 unexpended July 31.
Ward V���Approximately one-half the roads cleared and graded No
lanes cleared and graded One third sidewalks laid. Roughly $107,000 unexpended July 31.   .No cement sidewalks in the municipality.
Position of Bylaws-
Road  Bylaw   No. 4. unexpended balance  	
Road  Bylaw No. 6, unexpended balance  	
Road  Bylaw No. 7. unexpended balance  	
Sidewalk-  Bylaw,  .No. 4, unexpended   	
.< 0.66X9,}
. 145,727.90
. 575,077.41
.    79,333.92
$809,808.16
Total    $38,995,285.24
Estimated money required for general rate $212,196.20
Ditto Loans   ,    153,657.81
Ditto School   120,731.15
Total   $486,585.16
.Mlllage���
Wild land 22^ mills  $159,399.78
Improved land 12^ nulls     327,185.38
Total  $4X6.5X5 Ii.
Improved land���
General    $4,25
Loan     4.62
School     363
12.50
Wild land
General    $14.25
Loan      4.62
School   |.63
Total unexpended   	
Waterworks���
Services installed, 6268     Pipe laid 6in. and 4in.  166)4  miles.
Bylaw No 3 1912, $325,000    Unexpended balance  $181,408.20
Revenue  tO   llllv   31 $41,555.78
Less io Vancouver City Waterworks     16,985.98
Total  $24,569.80
Maintenance and installs-    services to Fuly 31   $57,730 90
Office salaries    2,800.00
Schools���
School capital assets as at Dec. 31, 1911  	
School Loan Bylaw No. 3. 1911.    Unexpended bal.
Ditto No, 4 	
22.50
 $994,100.00
   162,922.00
    II 3.4i IZ82
Loan Bylaw 5. 1912. Total $450,000.00 .Expended to July 31 $135,332.52
Bala
Number of Schools in  use    13
Number of schools under construction        4
Number of school sites reserved  4
Principals and  teachers    105
Taxes outstanding as at Dee. 31, 1911
1900 to 1909  $   3921.70
1910      18,072.23
1911       Iiw.ld4.72
$314.61.7 is'
Total  $60,530.90
DEPARTMENTAL
Plumbing Department���
Permits issued al iir-i of yew to July 31    927
Fixtures inspected   7896
Septic lank-      791
Cash received to July 31    $1,638.40
Wiring���
Permits issued January 1  to July 31    1875
Inspections   2100
Final  certificates    1031
Cash received to July 31    $2,118.37
Building     loon, N'ovembet 1911 to Augusl 30, 1912���
Permits issued    2076
Value    $2,308,301
Fees to July 31     $3,095 73
Passed b\   the  South   Vancouver  Municipal  Council  ibis  fifth  day  of
Si ptembcr, 1912.
(Signed)     J, A. KERR, Reeve
JAS.   IS.   SPRINGFORD.     C M C
$131,098.74
Collected 1900 to 1909
To  March 20.   1012     $    41250
loin Din     2,591 62
1911  Ditto      16,075.98
Prom March 3o to August 2o. not yet distributed     42,829.75
We understand that Chief Jackson
will shortly introduce a new bylaw
calling upon all vehicles to carry
lights  after sunset     Motor car driv
and
ilisi-   will
In    the   cleaning   up
Street  il   * ill be as
zens   of
The warnings given by "The Chi
nook" in 'he pasl  regarding anncxa
lion were amply borne out this  I     ���!.
by the opinions expressed by some of
welcome  tin-  the    leading    Vancouver    merchants.
South Vancouver may hid  farewell lo
| the development of the Fraser River if
of   Mexander: annexation lake- place.
I for the citi  .   _   .	
Position of Wards as to Cleared and Graded Roads; also Sidewalks laid
Ward  I���Approximately  half the  roads chared  and  graded      No  lanei
cleared.     Sidewalks   small   portion   laid.     Roughly,  $180,000   unexpended   ti
July 31.
South \ anci m ei ti keep
their ej es open, I 'ndoubtcdly si imi
of these undesirable characters ��ill
try    i temporary    location
within   the   borders   "i   this   munici
pain v
\m mg   holiday   visitors   to   South
Vi n\ ei    were   Mr    and   Mi -    A.
Tate,   Miss   M    McConnell   and   Mr.
James  I lit k, i il  Vicl iria. �� hi ��� \ isited
wiih   Mr   and   Ml-    II    Parker
Large Appropriation for Road
Work in South Vancouver
Board of Works Recommends an Expenditure of Nearly
$30,000-New Plank Walks
At the Board of Works, on Wednesday, Engineer Clement recommended the grading of many road
sections and putting down of plank
walks, at a total cost of $29,047. With
i few slight modifications, the report
cas  adopted.
Knight Road Widening
Mr. J. M. Blackburn, Knight Road,
appeared before the Board respecting a letter he had received from the
t'lerk asking him to give twenty-four
leet of road frontage on Knight Road
so as to enable the Council to carry
'lit the widening of that thorough
lire.
Councillor Elliott sa'd it was understood Mr. Blackburn would fall in
line with other owners and give the
land.
Mr. Blackburn said the land in
question was too valuable to give
away. It was pointed out to him
that the widening of the road would
improve his property, and he replied
'hat if the Council wanted the land it
would have to be expropriated. Unless the land was purchased he in-
tended to stay right there. The grad.
lnK of this road has already commenced, and this decision of Mr.
I'dackburn will prevent the road be-
uir of equal  width  throughout.
Commercial Drive
A letter was read calling attention
to the proposed opening up of Commercial Drive, and a deputation asked
when this would be completed. It
was explained that the Council were
waiting upon the B. C. E. Railway
to carry out some work at the end
of the  Drive.
Tramway Extensions
Mr. George W. Conway, Acting
General Manager of the B. C. E.
Railway, wrote in reply to a letter
from the Board making request for
the extension of certain car lines in
the municipality under the terms of
the Tramway F'ranchise Agreement
of June 10, 1909. The letter stated
that the work would begin at the
earliest possible moment and would
include the extension of Victoria
Drive line from its present terminus
to Fifty-sixth Avenue, and from Fraser Avenue to River Road so soon
as the fill-in on Fraser Avenue is in
a proper condition to carry the
tracks. Regarding the requested connection between Cedar Cotagc and
Westminster Road, the company
would be unable to build that during
the present year, but would do so next
year.
The Clerk was instructed to write
and thank the company for the letter
and  their  prompt attention.
Extraordinary Increase in Building
Mr. A. E. Voting, Building Inspector, has issued a statement
which gives the progress of the building department from its commencement, October 23. 1911, to August 30, 1912, showing the extra-
ordinary increase in the building operations in South Vancouver.
During the past few months all records were smashed, the total value
of new buildings reaching over $355,000. Since October 23, 1911, the
total value of new buildings erected in South Vancouver reaches the
sum of $2,308,301. In that time permits were granted for 2,076 new
structures. The number of permits issued during each of the different
months and their value follow :
No. of  Permits Value
October 23 to 31, 1911     15 $ 21.050.00
November   89 146,425.00
December    77 121,520.00
January, 1912  138 157,075.00
February   206 223.387.00
March  : 282 310,995.00
April  304 256.170.00
May    233 207,850.00
June    235 211,700.00
July    251 297.019.W
August 1 to 30  246 355.110.00
South Vancouver Municipal Council
Suggested Single Transportation System
Quite a number of different versions have appeared as to what demands the Council will make upon
Vancouver before they lay the matter of annexation before the ratepayers, but we have no fear of what
the people's reply will be, no matter
how tempting the offer. South Vancouver will prefer to work out her
own   destiny.
*    *    ��
If the C. N. R. are able to come to
terms with the city it will mean that
work will be abundant this winter.
As a result workmen will drift in
from all quarters. There will be
the usual number of parasites following up to prey upon them. This
is wdterc the danger arises. These
fellows hang around the saloon bars
all day and with an occasional visit
to the pool rooms, always on the outlook to relieve someone of their
hard-earned cash.
The fortnightly meeting of the
Council was held on Thursday after
noon, all the members except Coun
cillor Elliott, who was in Victoria,
being   present.
The First Instalment
Mr. C, Harrison. Secretary to the
Board of Trade, wrote asking the
Council for a cheque for $100. the
first instalment of the $500 promised
towards the cost of providing a harbor scheme on Fraser River. Mr.
Harrison stated the money was required for preliminary expenses. A
cheque was ordered to be drawn.
Single Transportation System
A letter was read from Mr. T. H.
Cross. Secretary of the Kitsilano Improvement Association. enclosing
copy of a resolution passed by that
Association, which stated that the
surrounding municipalities will be
best served by a single transportation
system, giving a uniform rate over
such territory as may be described
as Greater Vancouver. The resolution asked the Council to support
the scheme, and a resolution was
passed heartily endorsing the one
passed at Kitsilano and expressed a
hope that the important matter of
transportation would be placed on a
more satisfactory and permanent
basis.
Business Hours at the Hall
The  Council adopted the  following
resolution: "That all offices and
wickets in the Municipal Hall be
open to the public for business be-
tween the hours of 12 and 1, and that
the various officials arrange their
staffs so that the public can be
waited on  during this  hour."
Rounding  Up  Dogs
The  following  resolution  was  car-
1 ried    without    discussion:   "That    a
: horse   be   purchased   for   the   Police
Department, and that one of the old
buggies  be  fitted  up  for  this   horse,
the same to be used for rounding up
, dogs and other  purposes of the  Police   Department."
Notices to School Physician
It was recommended that the
Health Inspector procure form of
notice to be used when notifying
. Dr. Hunter. School Physician, of
cases of infectious disease in the
municipality.
Prizes  at the  Show
The Council sent several horses to
the show at  Hastings Park, and Dr.
Swinncrton  now    reporteil     that    all
.did   well.      The   costs   were    $18.55.
One horse took three prizes, and another  one.    The   Reeve    wanted    to
know   what    became   of    the    prize
��� money, and he was asked to enquire
! into   the   matter   and   report   to   the
Council  later. EXTRA EDITION
Efc��
^A^UVE^CHINOOfc
()L. I,   No. 17
SOUTH  VANCOUVER,   II. C,  CANADA. SATURDAY,   SEPTEMBER   7,   1912
Price 5 Cents
South Vancouver's Annexation Terms
What this Municipality Asks from Vancouver to Make Annexation
Possible: The Complete Terms
No Added Taxation: South Vancouver Asks for Five Millions:
Other Stringent Demands
On Friday evening a surprise was sprung upon the municipality at a
meeting of Ward 1, held at Collingwood, when Councillor Robinson gave
u! the full tletails of the terms upon which South Vancouver Municipal
Council will consent to annexation with the City. The terms asked are
-.-.iillll.OIHI, with no added taxation, and certain other stringent conditions,
which are fully set out below.
1. The expenditure of the sum of $5,000,000 within the present limits
of South Vancouver during the fiscal years of 1913 and 1914, above expenditure to cover approximately the following items :
l'ark   Sites      $  450,11011
Fire  Hall Sites  ..
Hospital and Site
Roads   	
Sidewalks    	
Sewerage  	
Water System  . . .
Contingencies   ...
Total
511,111)11
150,000
2,1 il li ).i ii ii i
ioii.niin
1,5110,01111
4110,11011
250,000
$5,000,Q00
2. Representation on the basis of ten to sixteen, namely ten Aldermen
fi r South Vancouver lo present City representation of sixteen Aldermen.
3. The continuance of present South Vancouver assessment for a period
of two years, maximum millage not to exceed 15 mills on improved land and
25 mills on wild land, or a proportionate reduction of assessment to meet
increased millage according to Vancouver assessment so as to obviate any
drastic change in taxation for a period of at least two years.
4. The Council of the City of Vancouver to pledge themselves to use
I heir best endeavors to secure the following :
fa) Consolidated Tram Franchise,
(b) Uniform rates for electricity, both power and lighting, through
out. Greater Vancouver.
(c) Uniform telephone charges throughout Greater Vancouver.
(d) Increased Postal Delivery.
(Greater   Vancouver   in   this   connection   means   Vancouver   and
South Vancouver combined).
5. The annexation of South Vancouver by the City -will bring within
the limits of the City four and a half miles of waierfroniage on the Fraser
River. The addition of this freshwater harbor to Vancouver's present har-
bor possibilities will place the City in a unique position from a harbor standpoint. The efforts put forth by the municipalities bordering on ihe North
Arm of the Fraser have resulted in the assurance that the Dominion Government will ill the near future- commence a scheme of development on this
, atcrway, making it accessible to a large amount of shipping, and the
municipalities interested are at present pressing for the establishment of a
Harbor Commission to carry out and control a scheme of development on
lids waterway. The Council of the City of Vancouver are hereby requested
lo pledge themselves lo preserve an aggressive policy of harbor improvement
throughout     Greater     Vancouver,     Ibis     policy     to       include       ihe       im
provement of the North Arm of the Fraser and the establishment of harbor
facilities therein, Il i, also agreed lhal the street ends on ine river shall
not he alienated, hut used exclusively for public purposes.
0. The Continued employment of the present Municipal Office and
School Hoard SlafTs wdiere possible.
7. The retention of present leaching staff of Ilie South Vancouver
Si lioois.
X. The procuring of a joint  cemetery  for  ihe  City and  adjoining  muni
palltleSi and the closing of present cemetery with the object of removal
i lure.
DATA   FOR  THE   INFORMATION   OF   CITY   MEMBERS
Area,  14.5 square miles
Total  acreage. 9.2UO.
Population. .15,11110 (estimated).    Based on installation of water servic
persons to family,
Debt-
Total loan on debenture debt, Including  1912 loan,    $4,716,881
Less two ihir.ls of $85,000 Point Grey .hare 1907 Division Act      56,666
$4,6611.214
20 per cent, on total assessment $38,995,285.44  $7,799,057
Existing  debt  $4,660,214.69,  less   school  $1,002,644.00   .1,657,57m
Present   borrowing   power    $4,141,486.
Estimated increase in value of improvements in two years ..$7,500,000
Assessment 1912���
Wild land $  7,084,435.00
Improved land   26,174,830.00
Value on improvements      5,736,020.24
Ward II���Engineer's estimate accepted to char all -ire. is ibis year.
Approximate cost $241101 Work nearly all done. Two-third sidewalks laid.
Engineer's estimate on lane, $37,000.00. Small portion done. Vmount
$708.05    Roughly $147,000 unexpen led. July .11.
Ward III���Approximately all roads cleared a,id graded, Approximately
one third lanes cleared and graded. Approximately all sidewalk- laid.
Roughly  $155,000   unexpended  July  3\
Ward IV���Approximately all roads cleared and graded. Approximately
all lane- cleared and Loaded. Approximately all sidewalks 'aid. Roughly
>17'<. 1 unexpended July 31.
Ward V���Approximately one half the roads cleared and graded. N'o
lanes cleared and graded, line third sidewalks laid Roughly $107,000 unexpended July 31.   No cement sidewalks in the municipality.
Position of Bylaws���
Road  Hylaw No. 4. unexpended balance    $   9,668.93
Road  Bylaw No, 6. unexpended balance      145,727.90
Road  Bylaw  No   7. unexpended  balance      575.077.41
Sidewalks Bylaw, No  4. unexpended       79,333.92
$809,808.16
Total    $3S,995,2S5.24
Estimated money required for general rate $212,196.20
Ditto Loans    153.657.XI
Ditto School     1211,731.15
Total  unexpended   	
Waterworks���
Service,  installed.  6268.     Pipe   laid  6111.   and   4in    lMo���   mil'-.
Bylaw No. 3 1912. $325,000.   Unexpended balance  $181,408.20
Revenue lo July 31 $-11,555.78
I..-- to Vancouver City Waterworks     16.9X5.98
Total
 $486,585.16
Millage���
Wild land 22Vi mills   $159,399.78
Improved land \ly. mills     327,1X5.38
Total
.$24,569.81)
Maintenance and installif
I Iffice salaries   	
ervices to Inly 31   $57,730.90
  2.80:1.111)
Total
.S4X6.5X5.16
Ti tal
$6 1,530.90
Improved land���
1 general   ....
Loan   	
School    	
.e'4 25
,.4.62
,.3.63
12.50
Wild land
General   $14.25
Loan     4.o2
School   |.63
22.50
Schools���
School capital asset, as at  Dec. 31, I'M 1    $994,100.00
School Loan Bylaw No, 3, 1911.    Unexpended bal   162,922.00
Ditto Xo. 4   ...  113,402.82
.$135,332.52
$314,667.48
Loan Bylaw 5. 1912. Total $450,000.00 .Expended to luly 31.
Balance    '	
Number of Schools in  use    13
Number of schools under construction 4
Number of school sites reserved   4
Principals and teachers   105
Taxes outstanding as at  Dec. 31, 1911
19(111 to 1909  $   .1021 70
l'MO      18,072.23
1911       Hlo,|i)4 72
Dl'.PARI MENTAL
Plumbing Department���
Permit, issued at first of year to July 31    927
Fixtun , in-peeled  7896
Septic tanks       701
Cash received to July 31    $1,638.40
Wiring���
Permits issued January 1  to July 31    1X75
Inspections    2100
Final  certitii ates    1031
Cash received to July 31   $2,118.37
Building :   From November 1911 to August 30, 1912���
Permits issued    207i
Value     $2,308,301
Fet - to July 31   $3,095 73
Pa,,id by  tin   South  Vancouver   Municipal  Council  this  fifth  day  of
September, 1912
(Signed)     J. A. KERR, Reevt
JAS.  B.  SPRINGFORD,    C.M.C.
$131,098.74
Collected 191111 io [909
To   March   ><),   1912    $     4)2.50
l'MO Ditto   2,5911,2
V>\\ Ditto    16,075.98
From March 30 to August 29, not yet distributed    42,829.75
Position of Wards as to Cleared and Graded Roads: also Sidewalks laid
Ward  I���Approximately hall  the '������a>\* cleared and  graded     No lanes
cleared,    Sidewalk,  small  portion  bod     Roughly,  $180,000  h    upended  to
July 31.
W
will   ,:
calling
Indus
tn w
In    t
I heir   1
II >
pal   ���
inderstand that thief Jackson,     The warnings given  by  "The Chi-
lortly  Introduce  a  new   bylaw nook" in the pasi regarding anm
upon all vehicles to carry tion wen amply borne oul this week
tftei sunset. Motor ear dri\ by thi opinion, expressed In som 1
1   cyi lists   will    welcome   this   tin    leading    Vancouver    mei hants
Si Uth  Vane. ,m er may bid  I       �� ell  I
1     lopmenl of the Frasci  Rl
annexation taki s
he   1 Ii ".fling   up   of    Alexander
it will be as w .11 for the citi
if   South   Vancom er   ti
i., open     1 ndoubtedl)
Among   holiday   visitors   to   South
e  undesiral ters   will   Vane uver   "ere   Mr.   ami   Mr,     \.
.���ei ��� ii'' .   M1-,   M.   Met',,im, 11   and   Mr,
the  bonier,   of   this   munici    fames  Dick, of Victoria, whi   11 i    I
with  Mr   and Mrs   II    Parki 1
Large Appropriation for Road
Work in South Vancouver
Board of Works Recommends an Expenditure of Nearly
$30,000-~New Plank Walks
At the Board of Works, on Wednesday, Engineer Clement recommended the grading of many road
sections and putting down of plank
walks, at a total cost of $29,047. With
a few slight modifications, the report
""'OS adopted.
Knight Road Widening
Mr. J. M. Blackburn, Knight Road,
appeared before the Board respecting a letter he had received from the
Clerk asking him to give twenty-four
feet of road frontage on Knight Road
so as to enable the Council to carry
"tit the widening of that thorough
lire.
Councillor Elliott sa;d it was understood Mr. Blackburn would fall in
line with other owners and give the
land.
Mr. Blackburn said the land in
question was too valuable to give
away. It was pointed out to him
[hat the widening of the road would
improve his property, and he replied
'hat if the Council wanted the land it
would have to be expropriated. Unless the land was purchased he Mi-
fended to stay right there. The grad-
'"g of this road has already commenced, and this decision of Mr.
Blackburn will prevent the road bc-
"'K of equal width throughout.
Commercial   Drive
A letter was read calling attention
to the proposed opening up of Commercial Drive, and a deputation asked
when this would be completed. It
was explained that the Council wcre
waiting upon the B. C. E. Railway
to carry out some work at the end
of the  Drive.
Tramway Extensions
Mr. George W. Conway, Acting
General Manager of the B. C. E.
Railway, wrote in reply to a letter
from the Board making request for
the extension of certain car lines in
the municipality under the terms of
the Tramway Franchise Agreement
of June II), 1909. The letter stated
that the work would begin at the
earliest possible moment and would
include the extension of Victoria
Drive line from its present terminus
to Fifty-sixth Avenue, and from Fraser Avenue to River Road so soon
as the fill-in on Fraser Avenue is in
a proper condition to carry the
tracks. Regarding the requested connection between Cedar Cotage and
Westminster Road, the company
would be unable to build that during
the present year, but would do so next
year.
The Clerk was instructed to write
and thank the company for the letter
and  their  prompt attention.
Extraordinary Increase in Building
Mr. A. F.. Young. Building Inspector, has issued a statement
which gives the progress of the building department from its commencement, October 23, 1911, to August 30, 1912, showing the extra
ordinary increase in the building operations in South Vancouver.
During the past few months all records were smashed, the total value
of new buildings reaching over $355,000. Since October 23, 1911, the
total value of new buildings erected in South Vancouver readies ihe
sum of $2,308,3(11. In lhat time permits were granted for 2,076 new
structures. The number of permits issued during each of the different
months and their value follow :
No. of Permits Value
October 23 to 31, 1911     15 $ 21.0SO.OO
November    89 146,425.00
December     77 121,520.00
January, 1912  138 157,075.00
February   206 223,387.110
March  282 310,995.00
April   304 256,170.00
May    233 207,850.(10
June    235 211,700.0(1
July    251 297,019.00
August 1 to 30  246 355,110.00
South Vancouver Municipal Council
Suggested Single Transportation System
Quite a number of different versions have appeared as to what demands the Council will make upon
Vancouver before they lay the matter of annexation before the rale-
payers, but we have no fear of what
the people's reply will#e. no matter
how tempting the offer. South Vancouver will prefer to work out her
own   destiny.
Si     *     *
If the C. N. R. are able to come to
terms with the city it will mean that
work will be abundant ibis winter.
As a result workmen will drift in
from all quarters. There will be
the usual number of parasites following up lo prey upon them. This
is where the danger arises These
fellows hang around the saloon bars
all day and with an occasional visit
to the pool rooms, always on the outlook to relieve someone of their
hard-earned  cash.
The    fortnightly     meeting   of     the
Conned  was  held on  Thursday  after-
1 1.  all   the  members   except   Coun
cillor   Elliott,  who   was   in   Victoria,
being   present.
The First Instalment
Mr    C,   Harrison,   Secretary  to   the
Board   of   Trade,    wrote   asking   the
Council   for  a   cheque   lor   $10(1.   the
first instalment of ihe $500 promised
j towards the cost of providing a har-
I bur   scheme   on    Fraser    River.      Mr.
Harrison   stated  the  money  was  required   for   preliminary   expenses.     A
chciiue was ordered to be drawn.
Single Transportation System
A   letter was  read   from   Mr.  T.   II.
Cross. Secretary of the Kitsilano  Improvement     Association.       enclosing
I copy   of  a   resolution   passed  by   that
Association,   which   stated   that    the
I surrounding    municipalities    will    be
best served by a single transportation
system,   giving   a   uniform   rate   over
such   territory   as   may   be   described
as   Greater  Vancouver.     The  resolution   asked   the   Council   to   support
the   scheme,   and   a    resolution    was
passed    heartily   endorsing   the    one
passed   al   Kitsilano  and   expressed  a
hope   that   the   important   matter   of
transportation would be placed on  a
more     satisfactory     and     permanent
basis.
Business Hours at the Hall
The Council adopted  the  following
[resolution: "That all offices and
wickets in the Municipal Hall be
open to the public for business be-
iwtcn the hours of 12 and 1. and that
the various officials arrange their
staffs so that the public can be
waited on during this hour."
Rounding  Up  Dogs
The following resolution was carried without discussion: "That a
horse be purchased for the Police
Department, and that one of the old'
buggies be fitted up for this horse,
the same to be used for rounding up
dogs and other purposes of the Police   Department."
Notices to School Physician
It was recommended that the
! Health Inspector procure form of
notice to be used when notifying
Dr. Hunter, School Physician, of
cases of infectious disease in the
municipality.
Prizes at the  Show
The Council sent several horses to
the show at Hastings Park, and Dr.
Swinnerton now reported that all
did well. The costs were $18.55.
One horse took three prizes, and another one. The Reeve wanted to
know what became of the prize
money, and he was asked to enquire
into the matter and report to the
Council  later. TWO
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 19!
WE SELL
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in  hulk.    WHITE WINE,  MALT, and  CIDER.
Absolutely pure.
One Price���SOc per gal.
JUST  THE   THING   FOR   PICKLING
45lli and
and Fraser
"Nothing But the Best"
PEN PICTURES
NEW HOSIERY
Fit out the Family for School
Women's plain Cashmere Hose, black or tan, Special, 3 pairs for $1.00
Women's plain Cashmere Hose (Jason), black, 50c per pair
Women's ribbed Cashmere Hose, black or tan, 50c per pair
Cotton Hose, plain black or tan, 20c, 25c. and 35c per pair
Child's plain or ribbed Cashmere or Cotton Hose, 15c, 25c, and 35c pr.
Infants' union and wool vests, assorted sizes and styles, 35c to 50c each
New ribbons In taffeta and satin finish, Sc to 25c per yard.
Oxford Cash Store
Cor. Knight and Westminster Roads
Snnnydcne Sub Office
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Which will bear the closest investigation
H.    PUGHE
4134 Main Street, near City Heights P. O.
only material suitable
as the foundation for
The Permanent Paving Material���
CONCRETE
A pavement which will provide for all conditions
of traffic and climate must be constructed on a common-sense basis,
Concrete is recognized a> the
for permanent work, and is used
all modern pavements,
The discovery of a satisfactory concrete wearing
surface lias been made in Granitoid after years of cx-
perimenting and study. In our Patented Granitoid
Pavemenl we have a concrete base and a concrete
wearing surface that will meet all the requirements
of automobile and vehicular traffic, and a pavement
that will become more durable with age. An investment in Granitoid pays the highest returns in durability
and satisfactory service.
Watch Westminster Road from Main Street to
Prince Edward, also Davie Street, Second Avenue,
and Columbia Street, in Vancouver.
British Columbia Granitoid & Contracting
Limited
48 EXCHANGE BLDG. VANCOUVER, B. C.
W. A. POUND, Ex-Reeve of South Vancouver
peet
Ex Reeve  W.  A.   Pound  came  to
Vancouver twenty three years ago. A
year previous to that he had been in
Victoria, where he commenced to
learn his trade as a printer with the
Victoria "Colonist." On coming to
Vancouver he served two years with
W. J. Trythall, afterwards going to
the "News-Advertiser," and remaining with that paper until his trade
was completed. Purchasing two and
a fifth acres in South Vancouver in
what was then known as Westminster Avenue, he came to reside in
this municipality in the year 1893. As
showing the difference of value of
lots then as compared with prices
today, we may state that for the two
and a fifth acres he then purchased he
paid only $7(10. a 25ft. lot of which
would now bring five times the
amount which he paid for the whole
block. The tramway at this time
only ran to 16th Avenue, and there
were no stores beyond this point.
South Vancouver had neither sidewalks nor roads.
*   *   *
Mr. Pound was asked to go into the
Council in 1904. He was elected by
acclamation when Councillor Middler
resigned. In the following year he
was again elected by acclamation, but
health inspector, and he also
inaugurated the police court. He also
���an completed six miles of tramway,
ami was instrumental in the erection
of the present Municipal Hall at a
ei -I of nearly $K,000. During the
whole tenure of his office he worked
rflosl harmoniously with the other
members of ihe Council. Some of
the Councillors were elected to op-
pose his policy, but as soon as they
were initialed into the work they
fell Into line with the others, reCOg
nizing that every one of them was
working for the best interests of the
municipality.
* * *
Undoubtedly ex-Reeve Pound is an
optimist of the lirst order, always believing in the future possibilities of
South Vancouver. He was ever ready
and willing to launch forth any scheme
lhat would help forward this municipality in its progress. His optimism
and confidence in the future possibilities were infectious, and he seemed to
imbue his Council with the same
ideas lhat animated himself, so that
they were always willing to lend their
aid lo any proposal that he brought
forward. Being of a genial nature
he was always easily approached, being
held in  the highest esteem by all  the
take advantage of the gifts Nature
has bestowed upon her. I luce she il
incorporated she will be placed upon
a basis when, when the lime comes fur
annexation, will enable her lo dictate
her own terms with no uncertain
voice. Asked as to his opinion of the
present Council. ex-Reeve Pound
Stated thai they had attempted too
much work. The difficulties which'
beset them on taking office were so
many for new men to tackle lhat they
were almost Insurmountable. Instead
of grasping the whole of them at once
they should have worked along in
sections. He thinks they caused a
feeling of dismay and apprehension
to permeate through ihe entire staff
of the municipal employees, which tin.
settled the latter from their work and
kepi them from giving of their best.
He thinks the Council is anxious and
painstaking to do its duty, and if
given a fair show and a helping hand
by the ratepayers, at the end of the
year it will be able to hand over a
record of its stewardship that will be
gratifying to the whole of the municipality. Mr. Pound has no political
ambitions, having purchased a partnership in the Barker Drug Company,
and he is now content to enjoy the
repose he has so well earned. When
a historian comes to write up Ihe
story of South Vancouver, the work
of ex-Reeve Pound will be brought
prominently into the limelight as the
first man that Nature had endowed
will] ihe optimistic faith of the possibilities of South Vancouver.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NOTES
BY "QUIZ"
duties  well  performed  and  days  n
spirit,   and   husband   their   resoun
until another season, and,  when  u
ter winds are piercing chill, sit o
cheery fires,  with  the  satisfaction
knowing that  they  have  enough  .
lo  spare.
*    *    *
Gum-chewing   is   a   hurtful   ha1
and   is   not   characteristic   of   rein
ment and good breeding.    Real ladi
with  a  keen  sense  of    modesty.
not chew gum on the streets or in ���
tramcars   and  trains.    No man  lai
a   deep   delight   ill   seeing   a   girl
woman  smugging  wax  or  rubbei
the mouthful as she rides along n
street car, or while she is iu chin
or  even at  a  theatre.    The  habil
costly and unhealthful.    It is all n.
for saliva  to  flow at given  and  n
essary  limes,  but  to keep  it  flow
by chewing mouthsful of p-um is i
hurtful.    Besides, it is a hideous   .
unrefined  habit.
Si    si     ���
On  Monday one of  the Strang.
storms in  the history of the muni
pality   visited   the   district    betw
Eighteenth   and   Twenty-eight   A
nues.     From   Twenty-eighth   ,\\
to   the   North   Arm   of    the    Fi
scarcely any  rain  or  hail  fell  dm
the day.    About  11  a.m.  hail fell
twees Eighteenth and Twenty ei.
Avenues,    and    the    sidewalks    ��
soon    covered    with    a    white    si
Electrical   discharges   of   some
Icnce   accompanied    the    slonn.
several  heavy claps of thunder  >.-
heard.
POUND
in the year 19U6 he was defeated by
two votes, when Councillor Middler
once more returned to the Council.
In 1907 and in 1908 he was once more
elected to the Council, his opponent
at this time being Dan Grimmett. In
1909 he lirst ran for the Reeveship
against Reeve Kae and ex-Councillor Burgess, and was elected by a
handsome majority. In the following
year ex-Reeve Rae again ran unsuccessfully against Mr. Pound. In 1911
Mr. Thos. Dickie was his opponent.
This was the closest fight for the
Reeveship which Mr. Pound had had,
but he again emerged as Reeve.
When first elected as Reeve there
were no sidewalks in the municipality, there were few roads, and wdiat
roads there were, were only 22ft.
wide. The contractors then had the
liberty of throwing the brushwood on
the boulevard or burning il, and naturally they left it on the boulevards.
When water mains came to he laid
a great deal of work was necessitated.
The same applied lo the sidewalks : il
was almost a second clearing-up. Al
this lime the population of South
Vancouver was only ahoul 4,600, as
shown by the census taken by the
assessor.
*    *    *
While iu office Mr. Pound was instrumental in the laying of 1511
miles ol sidewalk and also 150
miles of water mains. In the Muni
eipal Hall there were only Mr. Peake
and his assistant, Mr. Ferris, who
composed the entire clerical slalf
There was no police force at this lime.
there being only a call officer, so lhat
Reeve Pound really installed the police force, together with the Inspector,   wiring   inspector,   plumbing   in-
eiuployees of the municipality, and
last year it was with unfeigned feelings of regret that many learned of
his intention to retire.
*    *    *
Under existing conditions cx-Rccvc
Pound considers it futile for a man
who has a private business to take
up the office of Reeveship, the duties
of which are so exacting as to re-
i|tiire the whole time of any man offering himself for this position. He
is of the opinion that a sufficient
salary should be paid to the Reeve to
make it possible for him to devote his
entire time to the duties of the municipality. He is a strong incorpora-
tionist, believing that if his incorporation bill had been endorsed, the
municipality would have been saved
many millions of dollars hy being able
lo purchase at that time public parks,
lire halt sites, and ground for other
public purposes at rates which were
little more than a third of the present
values. However, the people then
thought best lo turn the hill down,
incorporation being defealed hy only
IK    votes       This    wa.s    accomplished
by a number of malcontents who the
day   previous   lo  the  voting scattered
broadcast throughout the municipality
small  dodgers   stating   that  if  incor
poralion   were   passed,   hotels   and   a
segregated district  would be the result     Seeing   incorporation   defeated,
ex Reeve Pound, always seeking to
act iu the best interests of South Vancouver, brought forward an annexation scheme which the government
promptly turned down. Now, Mr.
Pound considers that there is no way
out of the difficulty oilier than by incorporation. South Vancouver must
work out her own destiny,    She must
Advice and How to Use It
"Don't   eat   that   stuff,"   the   doctor
said,
"Or you will soon be with the dead."
But when  the doctor had his say
The patient ate it anyway���
And   he's   living  yet.
"Don't  buy  that  run-down  business,
friend,
Or  your  career  will  shortly  end."
Thus spoke the man who'd have his
say;
The geezer went his headstrong way���
And now he's rich.
"You  can't  raise  hay  on  such  poor
land;
You'll starve before you get a stand,"
Observed the neighbor on the right;
The farmer planted day and night���
He's hay king now.
"There's  not  one   chance
nine
For you to strike
Said  the bent old
young guy,
But   the   tenderfoot
a  try���
Now he own
in  mnety-
a copper mine,"
man  to  the  fresh
said   he'd   have
the State.
"They can't put you in jail for that,"
Exclaimed the lawyer, sleek and fat;
The man in prison groaned a groan,
And the lawyer man left him alone���
But he stayed in jail.
���Oregon Journal.
The first quarterly meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Employees' Sick, Accident, and Dividend Society will be held on Monday, September 9, at the Municipal Hall, at
7.30 p.m. All members are respectfully requested to attend.
MARIE RICH
As the Aviatrix, with the Frank Rich    Company   at   the   Panama   Theatre
"The rain it raineth every day," was
the complaint of the large number
of men who had a holiday on Labor
Day, and who hoped to enjoy a day
iu the parks. Rain fell iu torrent! on
Saturday and Sunday, and throughout
Sunday night on to Monday morning. Many roads in South Vancouver were Hooded, and transportation
was sufficiently uncomfortable to pul
holiday-seekers in a bad humor. On
the ground that what cannot be cured
must lie endured, the majority bore
their disappointments philosophically!
and made the most of very depressing
surroundings.
��    *    ��
A well-known South Vancouver
minister was discussing with the
writer of this column, the action of
the city police iu closing down certain houses in Alexander Slreet. He
asked   the   question,   "Which   is   the
greater evil, to confine this particular
traffic to one district, or to spread it
over the city and adjoining municipalities?" It is very difficult to give
a satisfactory answer, but it is a fact
that whatever course is adopted, the
penally always falls upon the weaker
sex. The majority of the unfortunates
have been brought to their present
lamentable position by men who deserve to be hounded from all decent
society. While the woman is bandied
from pillar to post, the men who
really keep these places going are-
allowed to pursue their wicked course,
without let or hindrance. It is said
there is one law for the rich and
another for the poor. Certain it is
that the law- in Ihe particular cases
referred to is blind to the most
serious side of the evil.
* f   ���
The local lire brigades should receive much encouragement from the
remarks of the Reeve and Councillor Thomas at Saturday night's prize
distribution. They have been trying to
do impossible work with an inadequate
equipment, and now they are assured
that the matter shall have proper attention by the Council. Evil is sometimes wrought by want of thought,
as well as want of heart, and it would
appear that many have been apt lo
criticise without thinking In I In-
past the brigade has done Ihe best
possible with the appliances to hand,
and as Councillor Thomas said, there
is the nucleus of one of Ihe best brigades in British Columbia. In time
the necessary equipment will be pro
vided, but the boys of ihe brigade
should remember thai Rome was noi
built iu a day.
* ��    ���
Councillor  Thomas     was    bubbling
over with humor ai the brigade prise
distribution   "ii   Saturday,     He     had
dined  at  six  wisely  and   well,  and  iu
handing the prizes to winners, crack
ed jokes which created mars of laugh
ter.   Iu a later speech he appeared to
take  exception  lo  some  criticism  of
fered   by   "The   Chinook,"  ami   point
ing lo the representative of that paper
who was present,    remarked,    "That
gentleman over there can do a greai
deal  of  good,  or  he  can  do  a  great
deal of harm, but  I  hope he will keep
his feet off the tails of my coat, anyway."
Councillor Thomas knows there is
genius and power in persistence. It
conquers all opposition ; it gives coiifi
deuce; it annihilates obstacles.
Everybody believes in the determined
man. People know that when he undertakes a thing the battle is half
won, for his rule is to accomplish
whatever he sets out to do. People
know that it is useless to oppose a man
who uses stumbling blocks as stepping stones; who does not know
when he is defeated; who never, because of criticism or opposition,
shrinks   from   his   task.
* *   ��
South Vancouver is progressing at
such a pace as to render its school
accommodations insufficient. The
new two-roomed frame addition to
the Scxsniith School, Sixty-first Avenue and Ontario Street, was opened
on Tuesday, Monday being a holiday
This addition, which has just been
completed, will relieve the Congestion
in that part of the municipality. Two
experienced teachers have been
placed in charge. Other schools are
overcrowded.
* *   ��
The autumn leaves arc beginning
to fall���a reminder that the summer
has waned and that the sun is losing
its power. This is the time when the
year takes up its bright inheritance of
golden fruit, and "pomp and pageant
fill the splendid scene " The time of
rest is at hand, and those who
through the past summer have oulti
vatcd  and  reaped  can   now  look  on
Fortnight's Payments Total $78.6f
At a meeting of the Finance C
mittee   on   Thursday   morning,   h
were passed for wages and  payn
amounting   to   $78.665.90.   contra
during the  past  fortnight.    Tin
of  roadwork   in   the  respective   v
was   as   follows :     Ward     I.     $<J
Ward If, $5914.50; Ward III. $5787 .
Ward   IV. $6669.45;    and     Wan!
$40.15.95; making a total of $31,424
The  remaining  balance  was  for  i
ceilaneoui payments,
CORPORATION  OF THE  DISTRICT OP
SOUTH VANCOUVER
WATERWORKS   DEPARTMENT
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS
THE USE OF WATER (or lawns, gardens
streets ind sidewalk sprinkling is strictly pro
hibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turnel
off and leave themselves liable to be charcc'
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
J. MULLETT.
Waterworks Superintendent
CORPORATION   OF  THE   DISTRICT  OK
SOUTH   VANCOUVER
Health Department
NoiICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tags
for the collection of garbage can now be pur
chased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue, as provided  by the bylaw.
Box  1224, South Vancouver.
CORPORATION   OF  THE   DISTRICT  OF
SOUTH   VANCOUVER
TAXES   H12
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that il
tax notices for the above district have no
been issued. Any ratepayer! not having ,,
ceived their notices can obtain a copy h
applying to the Collector, 1\ O. Drawer 'l ' i
South  Hill,  II. C.
Kindly note lhat in order to obtain reb.H
remittance must be in the office of Ihe Co
lector on or before the 15tIt day of Septembt
CORPORATION  OF  SOUTH
VANCOUVER
Licences
To Whom it May Concern :
TAKE   NOTICE,   that   licences   arc   r.
due   hy   all   hawkers,   peddlers,   express   ...
draymen, doing business iu  South   Vaneouvi
Any  hawker,  peddler,  express and drayit;
found   doing   business   of   this   nature   wit'
the Municipality  without  a South  Vanc-nt:,
Licence   will   be   prosecuted   as   provided
lite   'I rades   Licence   llylaw.
WILLIAM JACKSON
_      .  , Chief  of  1'oii
Dated July 31,  1112.
CORPORATION      OF
VANCOUVER
SOUTH
NOTICE    TO    THE    RATEPAYERS    0
OWNERS OF REAL ESTATE IN Till
MUNICIPALITY    OF    SOUTH
VANCOUVER
The Government Auditing Commissionet
Ihe   above named    Municipality   Will   Ii io
office open  from   III to   11   in  Ihe  I	
each day (except days on which the I' .
Inquiry is being held) for the purpo-.
passing accounts; and any Ratepayer
Owner may be pre.em and may make
objection lo such accounts as arc befon-
Auditor.
JAS. II. SPRINGFORD
C. M.   .
CORPORATION  OF  SOUTH
VANCOUVER
IN    THE    MATTER    OF    THE    PUBLIC
INQUIRIES ACT
NOTICE
The Commissioner appointed to investi., te
the matters relating to the management of
the School affairs, as well as the Rranagem
of the Municipal affairs of tlie Corporate-:
of South Vancouver, will hold the
session of public inquiry at the hour of
10 a.m., Wednesday, August 21, 1912, in llm
Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, c ���
43rd Avenue and Fraser St., South Vancouo  .
Any   persons   having  knowledge   of  the  ���'>:���
fairs in question are requested to be present
JAS.  II.  SPRINGFORD,
  C. M  C
APPLICATION   FOR  LICENCE
August 6. 191.'
NOTICE IS HEREBY CIVEN that
thirty days after date I intend to apply to
the Licence Commissioners of South Vancouver for a Bottle Licence on the premisi -
situated on Lot H, Block 4". D. L. 36 and 51.
JAMES   CHAPMAN
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
floor, unfurnished, close to carline;
suit grown-ups, housekeeping; $1?
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
office.
TANKS
Wood   water-tanks,   wire   wonr-i
and  continuous  stave   pipe  marie  in   all   sire1
Municipal  Construction  Co.   Ltd.,  319  Pender
Street,   Vancouver.   H.   C. ���
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
NINE
Matters Musical and Dramatic
Empress   Theatre
The Empress Theatre is launched
on what seems to be a repetition of
ihe brilliant success lhat has been
the portion of this theatre under the
present management, and the pasl
two weeks, since ihe regular season
was   inaugurated,   has   witnessed   a
succession   of crowdeil   houses.   "The
Lights 11' London," the present
week's offering, is a magnificent presentation of a famous English drama
written  by  Wilson   Barrett and  Geo.
K. Sims. Fourteen scenes of elaborate beauty are required to tell the
story, and the Thames Embankment,
showing Cleopatra's Needle and the
Lions, is so true to life that one
would imagine himself to be actually
at the spot. The company, numbering the old favorites, are all better,
if possible, than in former seasons.
Next week there will be given a
tine production of that well-known
.and popular play, "The Virginian,"
���dramatized from the novel of the
same name by Owen Wister. As a
picture of life in Wyoming at a period when the cowboys and ranchmen held sway, "The Virginian"
stands at the head of plays of its
class. The many well-known incidents in the book have been embodied in the drama. Charles Ayres, Isa.
belle Fletcher, W. T. Henderson,
Mela Marsky, Harold Nelson, Mary
Stevens,   Chauncey   Southern,   Louis
Week of Sept. 9
"A     NIGHT     ON     A     ROOF
GARDEN"
The biggest tabloid musical
comedy ever seen in Vancouver,
with Willie Dunlay and Ruby
Lusby, and a chorus of 14 boys and
girls.
Five  other  S.   &   C.   Acts
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
PanamaTheatre
(36  Hastings Street)
For the Whole Family
The   Instant   Success
THE    FRANK    RICH    COMPANY
In   the   Musical   Success   of   Two   Continents
The Merry Widow(ers)
In  Three   Scenes
Two    Shows    Nightly���15c    25c    35c
Matinee  Daily���15c  and 25c
von Weillu.rf, T. B. Lofius, Ashley
Cooper, Emily Curr, Frank McQuar-
rie and all the other members of the
company will appear. The scenery
will be a special feature, and several
realistic stage sets oi westerr) localities will  be shown.
* ��    *
Avenue Theatre
Al Ihe popular Salt End playhouse
this week Ilie Lawrence Players are
adding to their already deserved rep-
j illation by their fine presentation of
I Chas. Hoyt's famous satire on woman suffrage, entitled "A Contented
Woman."
Packed houses have greeted it for
the entire week thus far, and it is
confidently recommended as one of
the very best things done by Mr.
Lawrence and his associates since
they came to the Avenue. As a
laugh-producer and dispeller of the
blues it cannot be beaten, and it is
splendidly acted by every one in the
unusually long cast. There is enough
fun in that fourth act to supply a
dozen ordinary plays, and the entire
performance, in  fact, is a scream.
For the next week, commencing
Monday evening, September 9,
Messrs. Lawrence and Sandusky announce a splendid production of that
great romance of the western hills,
"Nevada. It is full of the spirit of
the mountains and the mines in the
earlier days and the men and the
women of the frontier mining camps.
The story has a powerful heart interest; the action is spirited, and the interest is sustained and cumulative to the
very last curtain. The comedy element is not omitted, and is unrestrained and natural. All the favorites of the company will have important parts, including, of course,
Mr. Lawrence and Miss Beyers, and
no pains or expense will be spared
in the production. Get the Avenue
I habit.
* *    *
Orpheum Theatre
The grand fall opening of Sullivan
& Considine will be inaugurated during the week of September 9 by
the appearance of the musical comedy, "A Night on a Roof Garden,"
with Ruby Lusby and Willie Dunlay
as the featured players, supported
by a chorus of fifteen people. The
act is the largest ever sent over the
circuit except Karno's "Night in an
English Music Hall." There are
beautiful costumes, pretty girls and
numerous songs and ensembles.
After an absence of several months,
Thomas Potter Dunne, the dialect
songster, will be seen at the Orpheum this  week.
Harry Brooks, well-known legitimate player, will be seen in a rare
bit of character work in "The Old
Minstrel Man," supported by Kath-
erine  Clinton and Thos.  Carroll.
O'Rourke    and    O'Rourke    arc    a
pair   of  dancers  who   will   furnish   a
gingery bit of shuffling.
Musette, a dainty and versatile
young lady with a highly pleasing
personality, will play the violin and
dance.
Mme. Iltisse will offer a poodle
show  lhat is  worth seeing.
Pantages Theatre M^
An act which possesses both merit
and novelty*! and deservedly brought
down ihe house, is Child's Musical
llawaiians al the Pantages tin- wi-i-k
There are half a dozen or more of
these soft-Voiced singers from the
sunny island, including I pretty, dark-
eyed native girl who dots a Hawaiian
dance in addition to singing.
Norbert Miles. Ned Burton and
Miss Marion Ford put on a tabloid
musical comedy all by themselves,
and do it very well.
The Orpheue Comedy Four were
almost a riot, and their mere appearance was certainly an excuse to laugh.
A  lively  and   pleasing  turn   is  sup- i
plied by  Black  Bros, dancing banjo-
IstS,   who   are   equally     clever     with
their feet and tlnir  lingers.
Yirv pretty work is done by the
five Juggling Jewells, who put a number of Indian clubs through some
amazing and pretty evolutions
Panama Theatre
At the Panama Theatre ibis we*sk
the Frank Rich Company in "The
Land oi Tomorrow'' prove to the
packed houses lhal the very Hatter
nig pit ss notices they have received
along the line were well merited, si
they are the best popular priced musi-
cal comedy company that has ever
played In Vancouver. Their programmes are composed of up 1" date
musical numbers well rendered, pleas
nig comedy, which with the prettily
Costumed  cborUS  and  special  scenery
and electrical effects make an entertainment a person should not miss if
In wants to spend an enjoyable evening.
This company is giving a class of
show, tli.it are entirely new in the
city, and the new theatre for the
whole family is already pronounced a
huge success,
The bill for next week will be "The
Merry  Widowfers)."
STRAY DOGS AND HOW TO
CATCH THEM
I 	
! The difficulty of detaining stray
dogs which are arrested by the police
iu ihe municipality was discussed al
the meeting of the Police Committee
on Wednesday evening, when Chief
Jackson said he could capture four
or five hundred animals in a day or
two,     Reere  Kerr  said  they  did  not
1 want (our or five hundred dogs
around the Municipal Hall. If
caught, what could they do with
them?     The   Chief  said   they   had   to
keep them a certain rime, and if not
owned they would be destroyed. The
matter was left in the hands of the
polil I
 s   sssi  s	
Magistrate   McArthur   on   Tuesday
morning received a welcome addition
to his law books from the Municipal
Clerk's   office,   comprising   three   volumes of the revised statutes of Brit- J
ish  Columbia,  for use in  the  Magistrate's  room.     There   were  no  cases j
for   hearing   on   Tuesday,   following
Labor Day.   This, for a large munici- ;
pality like  South  Vancouver,  is very j
satisfactory.
EMPRESS
Hastings & Gore    Phone Sey. 3907
BEST RESERVED SEATS 25c, 50t
To-night 8.15 Matinee Sat. 2.15
WiUon Barren's Mammoth Drtiry
Lane i heatxe Succest,
LIGHTS 0'LONDON
12���Ma.saive Scenic Setting*--1 2
PANTAGES
Unequalled       Vaudeville       MeanB       Pantages
Vaudeville
WEEK   COMMENCING   MON,   SEPT.   2
Show starts���2.45,  7.15,  and 9.30 p.m.
Child's Hawaiians
NED   BURTON   CO.
BLACK  BROS.
FIVE   JUGGLING   JEWELS
Orpheus Comedy Four
META MARSKY
Talented  actress appearing with  the Sanford   Players   at   the    Empress
Theatre
Geo.
B.   Howard
Mgr.
AVENUE
THEATRE
Main   and   Harris
Phone : Sey. 7012
Week of September 9 Matinees Wed. and Sat.
THE DEL S. LAWRENCE STOCK COMPANY
N E V A D A
A   Romance  ot   the   Western   Hills
PRICES : 25c, 35c, and 50c
MATIXEES 25c any seat
THOMSON   PIANOS
Best Value Piano House
in Vancouver
Sole agent for Sherlock Manning,
Willis, Marshall & Wendell. Melville
Clark Apollo Player, etc.,  etc.
Special   Bargains  now  in  stock :
Good    Toned    Organ       $35
Splendid   Toned   Organ    $45
$300   Piano   (Mahogany)    $175
$350 Piano (Walnut, rich tone). $232.50
$450 Piano (Mission, new model), $250
$550 Piano  (Walnut, new model), $275
$750 Player Piano, famous Canadian maker, metal tubes, only    $495
$800 Player Piano, entirely new model, full 88 note, only    $545
And a host of other bargains to select from.
We invite inspection and comparison.
NOTE   ADDRESS   CAREFULLY:
WILLIAM   THOMSON
11 27 Granville Street Phone 2832
British Columbia calls for British Brain & British Gold
CI On the western rim of the greatest empire that has been,
a marvellous city is in the making.
|J Vancouver's story is more wonderful than that of any
fabled city of the East.
CI South Vancouver adjoins this commercial outpost of
Empire.
CI To-day the sunny slope on the North Arm of the mighty
Fraser offers the same chances to investors that Vancouver
offered ten years ago.
Cf South Vancouver calls for three different types of
Britishers���manufacturers to build factories on four miles
and a half of deep fresh-water frontage in its primeval
state; merchants with a few hundred pounds to go into
business;   and honest men and women who will work.
CI South Vancouver has splendid rail and water transportation facilities, a population of 35,000 prosperous householders, cheap homesites, and the best climate on earth,
CHARLES HARRISON - w^rd&A��rn,er
Box 63, City Heights P. O., B. C. TWO
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
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One Price���80c per gal.
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Women's plain Cashmere Hose, black or tan, Special, 3 pairs for $1.00
Women's plain Cashmere Hose  (Jason), black, 5Qc per pair
Women's ribbed Cashmere Hose, black or tan, 50c per pair
Cotton Hose, plain black or tan, 20c, 25c. and 35c per pah-
Child's plain or ribbed Cashmere or Cotton Hose, 15c, 25c, and 35c pr.
Infants' union and wool vests, assorted sizes and styles, 35c to 50c each
New ribbons in taffeta and satin finish, 5c to 25c per yard.
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Which will bear the closest investigation
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:-:    PEN  PICTURES    :-:
W. A. POUND,  Ex-Reeve of South Vancouver
Ex Reeve W. A Pound came to
Vancouver twenty three years ago, A
year previous to that he had been in
Victoria, where he    commenced    to
learn hi> trade ns a printer with the
Victoria "Colonist." On coming to
Vancouver lie served two years with
W. J. Trythall, afterwards K'"iiiK to
the "News-Advertiser," and remain
ing with that paper until his trade
was completed. Purchasing two and
a fifth acres in South Vancouver in
what was then known as Westminster Avenue, he came lo reside in
this municipality in the year 1K93. As
showing the difference of value of
lots then as compared with prices
today, we may state that for the two
and a fifth acres he then purchased he
paid only $"'!<), a 25ft. lot of which
would now bring live times the
amount which he paid for the whole
block. The tramway at this time
only ran to 16th Avenue, and there
were no stores beyond this point.
South Vancouver had neither sidewalks nor roads.
�� * *
Mr Pound was asked to go into the
Council in 1904. He was elected by
acclamation when Councillor Middler
resigned. In Ihe following year he
was again elected by acclamation, but
ipector, health inspector, and he also
inaugurated the police court, lie also
saw completed six miles of tramway,
and was instrumental in the erection
of the present Municipal Hall at a
cost of nearly $X,000. During the
whole tenure of his office he worked
most harmoniously with the other
members of the Council. Some of
the Councillors were elected to oppose his policy, but as soon as they
were initiated into ihe work they
fell into line with the others, recognizing that every one of them was
working for the best interests of the
municipality.
*   *   ��
Undoubtedly ex-Reeve Pound is an
optimist of the lirst order, always believing in the future possibilities of
South Vancouver. He was ever ready
and willing to launch forth any scheme
itliat would help forward this muni
cipality in its progress. His optimism
and Confidence in the future possibilities were infectious, and he seemed to
imbue his Council with the same
ideas lhat animated himself, so that
they were always willing to lend their
aid to any proposal that he brought
forward. Being of a genial nature
he was always easily approached, being
.held in the highest esteem by all the
take advantage of the gifts Nature
has bestowed upon her. Once she is
incorporated she will be placed upon
a basil which, when ihe time comes for
annexation, will enable her to dictate
her own terms with no uncertain
voice. Asked as to his opinion of the
present Council, cx-Kceve Pound
Stated that they had attempted too
much work. The difficulties which
beset them on taking office were so
many for new men lo tackle that they
were almost insurmountable. Instead
of grasping the whole of them al once
they should have worked along in
sections. He Ihinks they caused a
feeling of dismay and apprehension
lo permeate through the entire staff
of the municipal employees, which tin
settled the latter from their work and
kept them from giving of their best
lie thinks the Council is anxious and
painstaking to do its duty, and if
given a fair show and a helping hand
by the ratepayers, at Ihe end of the
year it will be able to hand over a
record of its Stewardship lhal will be
gratifying lo the whole of the municipality. Mr. Pound has no political
ambitions, having purchased a partnership in the Darker Drug Company,
and he is now content lo enjoy the
repose he has so well earned. When
a historian comes to write up the
story of South Vancouver, ihe work
of ex-Reeve Pound will be brought
prominently into the limelight as the
first man that Nature had endowed
with the optimistic faith of the possibilities of South Vancouver.
LOCAL AND GENERAL NOTES
BY "QUIZ"
duties well performed and days wel
Spent) and husband their resourc
until another season, and. when win
ter winds are piercing chill, sit ovei
cheery fires, with the satisfaction
knowing that they have enough an
to spare.
*    ��   ��
Cum chewing   is   a   hurtful   habii
and   is   not   characteristic   of  refin,
ment and good breeding.    Real huh.
with  a  keen   sense  of    modesty,    i!
not chew gum on the -treci.-, or iu II
Iramcars   and  trains.    No man  taki
a   deep   delight   in   seeing  a   girl
woman  smugging wax or  rubber  I
the mouthful as she rides along in
streel  ear, or  while she is iu  chun
or  even  at  a   theatre.    The  habii
costly and unlieallhftil.    It is all rig!
for saliva  lo  flow at given and nci
essary   times,   but  to  keep  it  flowim
by chewing mouthsful of gum is mo
hurtful.    Besides, il is a hideous an
unrefined  habit.
��    ��    ���
On   Monday   one  of  the  Strang,
storms in the history of the muni..
pality   visited    the   district   betwei
Eighteenth   and   Twenty-eight   Av.
nues.    From  Twenty-eighth   Avenu
to  the  North   Arm  of   the    I'r.i
scarcely any  rain  or  hail  fell  dun
the day.    About  II  a.m. hail fell I,
tween  Eighteenth and Twenty-cigh
Avenues,    and    the    sidewalks    ��
soon    covered    with    a    white    sli
Electrical   discharges   of   some   \:
lenee    accompanied    ihe    storm.   ;
several   heavv  claps  of thunder  �����:
heard.
"The rain it raineth every day," was
the complaint of the large number
of men wdio had a holiday on Labor
Day, and who hoped lo enjoy a day
in the parks. Rain fell in torrents on
Saturday and Sunday, and throughout
Sunday  night  on  to  Monday  mom-   \var,i  lvJ~i)G66}.45;
Fortnight's Payments Total $78,665.50
Ai a meeting of the Finance C
mittee on Thursday morning, bills
were passed for wages and payiili
amounting to $78,665.90. contra.-
during the past fortnight. The i
of roadwork in Ilie respective wi
was as follows : Ward I, $9111
Ward II. $5914.50; Ward III, $5787.,-i:
W. A. POUND
in the year 1906 he was defeated by
two votes, when Councillor Middler
once more returned to the Council.
In 1907 and in 1908 he was once more
elected to the Council, his opponent
at this time being Dan Grimmett. In
1909 he first ran for the Reeveship
against Reeve Rae and ex-Councillor Burgess, and was elected by a
handsome majority. In the following
year ex-Reeve Rae again ran unsuccessfully against Mr. Pound. In 1911
Mr. Thos. Dickie was his opponent.
This was the closest fight for the
Reeveship which Mr. Pound had had,
but he again emerged as Reeve.
When lirst elected as Reeve there
were no sidewalks in the municipality, there were few roads, and what
roads there were, were only 22ft.
wide. The contractors then had the
liberty of throwing the brushwood on
the boulevard or burning it, and naturally they left it on the boulevards.
When water mains came to be laid
a great deal of work was necessitated,
The same applied lo the sidewalk
was almost a second clearing up.
this time the population of South
Vancouver was only about 4,600, as
shown by the census taken by the
assessor.
employees of the municipality, and
last year it was with unfeigned feelings of regret that many learned of
his intention  to retire.
While in office Mr. Hound was instrumental in the laying of 150
miles of sidewalk and also 1511
mliei of water mains. In Ihe Muni
cipal Hall there were only Mr. I'cakc
and his assistant, Mr. Ferris, who
composed the entire clerical staff.
There was no police force at this time,
(here being only a call officer, so that
Reeve Pound really installed the police force, together with the inspector,   wiring   inspector,   plumbing   in-
Under existing conditions cx-Rccve
Pound considers it futile for a man
who has a private business to take-
up the office of Reeveship, the duties
of which are so exacting as to require the whole time of any man offering himself for this position. He
is of the opinion that a sufficient
salary should be paid to the Reeve to
make it possible for him to devote his
entire time to the duties of the municipality, He is a strong incorpora-
tionist, believing that if his incorporation bill had been endorsed, the
municipality would have been saved
many millions of dollars by being able
to purchase at that time public parks,
lire hall sites, and ground for other
public purposes at rates which were
lit lie more than a third of the present
values. However, the people then
it | thought best to turn the bill down,
At: incorporation being defeated by only
18 voles. This was accomplished
by a number of malcontents who the
day previous to the voting scattered
broadcast throughout Ihe municipality
small dodgers staling lhat if incorporation were passed, hotels and a
segregated district would be the result. Seeing incorporation defeated,
ex-Reeve Pound, always seeking to
act in the best interests of South Vancouver, brought forward an annexation scheme which the government
promptly turned down. Now, Mr.
Pound considers lhat there is no way
out of the difficulty either than by incorporation. South Vancouver must
work out her own destiny.    She must
Advice and How to Use It
"Don't   cat   that  stuff,"   the   doctor
said,
"Or you will soon be with the dead."
But when the doctor had his say
The patient ate it anyway���
And   he's   living  yet.
"Don't  buy   that  run-down  business,
friend,
Or  your  career  will   shortly  end."
Thus spoke the man who'd have his
say;
The geezer went his headstrong way���
And now he's rich.
"You  can't  raise  hay  on  such  poor
land;
You'll starve before you get a stand,"
Observed the neighbor on the right;
The farmer planted day and night���
He's hay king now.
"There's   not   one  chance  in   ninety-
nine
For you to strike a copper mine,"
Said  the  bent old man  to  the  fresh
young guy,
But   the   tenderfoot  said   he'd   have
a  try���
Now he owns the State.
"They can't put you in jail for that,"
Exclaimed the lawyer, sleek and fat;
The man in prison groaned a groan,
And the lawyer man left him alone���
But he stayed in jail.
���Oregon Journal.
 1 > i	
The first quarterly meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Employees' Sick, Accident, and Dividend Society will be held on Monday, September 9, at the Municipal Hall, at
7.30 p.m. All members are respectfully requested to attend.
MARIE RICH
As the Aviatrix, with the Frank Rich    Company   at   the   Panama   Theatre
ing. Many roads in South Vancou
ver were Hooded, and transportation
was sufficiently uncomfortable to put
holiday-seekers in a bad humor. On
the ground lhat what cannot be cured
must De endured, the majority bore
their disappointments philosophically,
and made the most of very depressing
surroundings.
* *    *
A well-known    South    Vancouver
minister was discussing with the
writer of this column, the action of
the city police in closing down certain houses ill Alexander Street. He
asked the question, "Which is the
greater evil, to confine this particular
traffic lo one district, or lo spread it
over the city and adjoining municipalities?" It is very difficult to give
a satisfactory answer, but it is a fact
that whatever course is adopted, the
penalty always falls upon the weaker
sex. The majority of the unfortunates
have been brought to their present
lamentable position by men who deserve to be hounded from all decent
society. While the woman is bandied
from pillar to post, the men who
really keep these places going are
allowed to pursue their wicked course,
without let or hindrance. It is said
there is one law for the rich and
another for the poor. Certain it is
that the law in the particular cases
referred to is blind to the most
serious side of the evil.
* *    *
The local fire brigades should receive much encouragement from the
remarks of the Reeve and Councillor Thomas at Saturday night's prize
distribution. They have been trying to
do impossible work with an inadequate
equipment, and now they are assured
that the matter shall have proper attention by the Council. Evil is sometimes wrought by want of thought,
as well as want of heart, and it would
appear that many have been apt to
criticise without thinking. In the
past the brigade has done the best
possible with the appliances to hand,
and as Councillor Thomas said, there
is Ihe nucleus of one of the best brigades in British Columbia. In lime
the necessary equipment will be pro
vided, but the boys of the brigade
should remember that Rome was not
built in a day,
* *    *
Councillor Thomas was bubbling
oyer with humor al ihe brigade prize
distribution on Saturday. He had
dined al six wisely and well, and in
handing the prizes to winners, cracked jokes which created roars of laugh
ter. In a later speech he appealed lo
take exception to some criticism of
fered by "The Chinook," and point
ing to the representative of that paper
who was present, remarked. Thai
genileman over there can do a great
deal of good, or he can do a great
deal of harm, but 1 hope he will keep
his feet off the tails of my coat, anyway."
Councillor Thomas knows there is
genius and power in persistence. It
conquers all opposition; it gives confidence; it annihilates obstacles.
Everybody believes in the determined
man. People know that when he undertakes a thing the battle is half
won, for his rule is to accomplish
whatever he sets out to do. People
know that it is useless to oppose a man
who uses stumbling blocks as stepping stones; who does not know
when he is defeated; who never, because of criticism or opposition,
shrinks   from  his   task.
* *    *
South Vancouver is progressing at
such a pace as to render its school
accommodations insufficient. The
new two-roomed frame addition to
the Sexsmith School, Sixty-first Avenue and Ontario Street, was opened
on Tuesday, Monday being a holiday.
This addition, which has just been
completed, will relieve the congestion
in that part of the municipality. Two
experienced teachers have been
placed in charge. Other schools are
overcrowded.
* ��    *
The autumn leaves are beginning
to fall���a reminder that the summed
has waned and that the sun is losing
its power. This is the time when the
year takes up its bright inheritance of
golden fruit, and "pomp and pageant
fill the splendid scene." The time of
rest is at hand, and those who
through the past summer have cultivated  and  reaped  can   now  look   on
and    Ward    \.
$4035.95; making a total of $31.4.M<
The  remaining  balance  was  for  m
celjaneous payments,
CORPORATION  OF THE  DISTRICT  OF
SOUTH VANCOUVER
WATERWORKS  DEPARTMENT
NOTICE TO CONSUMERS
THE USE OF WATER for lawns, gardens,
streets and sidewalk sprinkling is strictly pro
hibited. Any persons violating this rule will
subject themselves to having the water turned
off and leave themselves liable to be charged
with wilfully wasting the water supplied.
J. MULLETT.
Waterworks  Superintendent
CORPORATION   OF  THE  DISTRICT  OF
SOUTH   VANCOUVER
Health  Department
NO'ilCE IS HEREBY GIVEN that tags
lor the collection of garbage can now be pur
chased from the health inspector, Municipal
Hall, corner Fraser Street and Forty-third
Avenue,  as provided by the bylaw.
Box 1224, South Vancouver,
CORPORATION   OF  THE  DISTRICT  OF
SOUTH   VANCOUVER
TAXES   1912
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the
tax notices for the above district have now
been issued. Any ratepayers not having n
celved their notices can obtain a copy In
applying lo Ihe Collector, 1'. O. Drawer 1224
South Hill,  1!.  C.
Kindly note that in order to obtain rebau.
remittance must he iu the office of the Collector on or before the 15th day of September.
CORPORATION OF SOUTH
VANCOUVER
Licences
To Whom it May Concern :
TAKE NOTICE, that licences are no.v
due by nil hawkers, peddlers, express anil
draymen, doing business in South  Vancom	
Any hawker,  peddler, express and dravin w
lound   doing   business   of   this   nature   will
the  Municipality   without   a  South  Vancouv i
Licence   will   he   prosecuted   as   provided   I
the  Trades   Licence   Ilylaw.
WILLIAM JACKSON.
���     , , , Chief of Police.
Dated July  31,  1912.
CORPORATION      OF
VANCOUVER
SOUTH
NOTICE    TO    THE     RATEPAYERS     I
OWNERS OF REAL ESTATE IN THI
MUNICIPALITY    OF   SOUTH
VANCOUVER
The Government  Auditing Commission, i
the   above named   Municipality   will   htvi
office open  from   111  to  11   in the fonnoon
each  day   (except   days  on   which  the   Ptl
Inquiry   is   being   held)   for   the   purpoli
passing    accounts;    mid    any    Ratepayer
Owner   may   lie   present   and   may   nuke
objection  to  such  accounts  as are  before  ���
Auditor.
JAS. 11. SPRINGFORl".
C. M.
CORPORATION  OF  SOUTH
VANCOUVER
IN    THE    MATTER    OF    THE    PUBI   ^
INQUIRIES ACT
NOTICE
The Commissioner appointed to investi^.1
the   matters   relating   to   the   management     I
the School affairs, as well as the managem.   '
of  the   Municipal   affairs   of   the   Corporal,
of   South    Vancouver,   will   hold   the   seen:
session   of   public   inquiry   at   the    hour
10 a.m.,  Wednesday,  August 21,  1912,  in  I
Council Chamber of the Municipal  Hall,  o
43rd Avenue and Fraser St., South Vancouv'
Any   persons   having  knowledge   of   the   al
fairs in question are requested to be present.
JAS.   Ii.  SPRINGFORD,
  C. M. C
APPLICATION   FOR  LICENCE
August 6, 1912
NOTICE IS HEREBY. GIVEN that
thirty days after date 1 intend to apply to
the Licence Commissioners of South Vancouver for a Bottle Licence on the premises
situated on Lot H, Block 49. D. L. 35 and 51.
JAMES   CHAPMAN
FOR RENT���Three rooms, same
floor, unfurnished, close to carline;
suit grown-ups, housekeeping; $15.
Apply "Greater Vancouver Chinook"
office.
TANKS
Wood water-tanks, wire wound wood pip*
and continuous stave pipe made in all size*.
Municipal Construction Co. Ltd., 319 Pender
Street. Vancouver,  B. C. SATURDAY, SEPTKMI!ER 7, 1912
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
NINE
Matters Musical and Dramatic
Empress   Theatre
The Empress Theatre is launched
on what seems to be a repetition of
the brilliant success that has been
the portion of this theatre under the
present management, anil the past
two weeks, since the regular season
was inaugurated, has witnessed a
succession of crowded houses. "The
Lights O1 London," the present
week's offering, is a magnificent presentation of a famous English drama
written by Wilson Barrett and Geo.
R. Sims. Fourteen scenes of elaborate beauty arc required to tell the
story, and the Thames Embankment,
showing Cleopatra's Needle and the
I,ions, is so true to life that one
would imagine himself to be actually
at the spot. The company, numbering the old favorites, are all better,
if possible, than in former seasons.
Next week there will be given a
fine production of that well-known
and popular play, "The Virginian,"
dramatized front the novel of the
same name by Owen Wister. As a
picture of life in Wyoming at a period when the cowboys and ranchmen held sway, "The Virginian"
stands at the head of plays of its
class. The many well-known incidents in the book have been embodied in the drama. Charles Ayres, Isa_
bclle Fletcher, W. T Henderson,
Meta Marsky, Harold Nelson, Mary
Stevens,   Chauncey   Southern,   Louis
Week of Sept. 9
"A     NIGHT     ON     A     ROOF
GARDEN"
The biggest tabloid musical
comedy ever seen in Vancouver,
with Willie Dunlay and Ruby
Lusby, and a chorus of 14 boys and
girls.
Five  other   S.   &  C.   Acts
"Vancouver's   Live   Wire"
PanamaTheatre
(36  Hastings  Street)
For the Whole Family
The   Instant   Success
THE    FRANK    RICH    COMPANY
in   the   Musical   Success   of   Two   Continents
The Merry Widow(ers)
In  Three  Scenes
Two    Shows    Nightly���15c    25c    35c
Matinee  Daily���15c  and 25c
von  WeiihorT,  T.   B.   Loftus,  Ashley
Cooper, Emily Curr, Frank McQuar-
rie and all the other members of the
company will appear. The scenery
will be a special feature, and several
realistic stage *cts oi western localities  will  be  shown.
��    *    ���
Avenue Theatre
At the popular Bait End playhouse
this week tlie Lawrence Players are
adding to their already deserved reputation by their fine presentation of
Chas. Hoyt's famous satire on woman suffrage, entitled "A Contented
Woman."
Packed houses have greeted it for
the entire week thus far, and it is
confidently recommended as one of
the very best things done by .Mr.
Lawrence and his associates since
they came to the Avenue. As a
laugh-producer and dispellcr of the
blues it cannot be beaten, and it is
splendidly acted by every one in the
unusually long cast. There is enough
fun in that fourth act to supply a
do/en ordinary plays, and the entire
performance, in fact, is a scream.
For the next week, commencing
Monday evening, September 9,
Messrs. Lawrence and Sandusky announce a splendid production of that
great romance of the western hills,
"Nevada." Il is full of the spirit of
the mountains and the mines in the
earlier days and the men and the
women of Ihe frontier mining camps.
The story has a powerful heart interest; the action is spirited, and the interest is sustained and cumulative to the
very hist curtain. The comedy element is not omitted, and is unrestrained and natural. All the favorites of the company will have important parts, including, of course,
Mr. Lawrence and Miss Beyers, and
no pains or expense will be spared
in the production. Get the Avenue
habit.
*   ��   *
Orpheum Theatre
The grand fall opening of Sullivan
& Considine will be inaugurated during the week of September 9 by
the appearance of the musical comedy, "A Night on a Roof Garden,"
with Ruby Lusby and Willie Dunlay
as the featured players, supported
by a chorus of fifteen people. The
act is the largest ever sent over the
circuit except Karno's "Night in an
English Music Hall." There arc
beautiful costumes, prctly girls and
numerous songs and ensembles.
After an absence of several months,
Thomas Potter Dunne, the dialect
songster, will be seen at the Orpheum  this week.
Harry lirooks, well-known legitimate player, will be seen in a rare
bit of character work in "The Old
Minstrel Man," supported by Kath-
erinc  Clinton  and Thos.  Carroll.
O'Rourke    and    O'Rourke    arc    a
pair of dancers who will Furnish a
gingery bit of shuffling.
Musette, a dainty and versatile
young lady with * highly pleasing
personality, will play the violin and
dance.
Mme. liusse will offer a poodle
show that is worth seeing.
Pantages Theatre
boll
i merit
I
An act which possesses noiii men
and novelty, and deservedly brough
down Ihe house, i-> Child's Mtisic.i,
Hawaiian-, al the Pantages this week.
There are half a dozen or more of
these soft-voiced singers from tin-
sunny island, including a pretty, dark
eyed native girl who does a Hawaiian
dance in addition lo singint,.
N'orbert Miles, N"ed BlirtOfl and
Miss Marion Ford put on a tabloid
musical comedy all by themselves,
and do it very well.
The Orpheus Comedy Four were
almost a riot, and their mere appearance was certainly an excuse to laugh.
A lively and pleasing turn is supplied by lilaek liros., dancing banjo
ists, who are equally clever with
their feet and their fingers.
Very pretty work i> done by Ihe
live Juggling Jewells, who put a number of Indian clubs through some
amazing  and pretty evolutions.
Panama Theatre
At the Panama Theatre this week
ihe   Frank   Rich   Company   in   "The
I.ami   of  Tomorrow"  prove     lo    the
packed homes that the very Battering press notices they have received
along tin- line wire well merited, as
they are the best popular priced musi-
cal comedy company that has ever
played in Vancouver. Their programmes are composed of up to date
musical numbers well rendered, pleasing comedy, which with the prettily-
costumed chorus and special scenery
and electrical effects make an enler-
lainmenl a person should not miss if
In wan'- lo spend an enjoyable evening.
This company is giving a class of
show- that are entirely new in the
city, and the new theatre for the
whole family is already pronounced a
huge success.
The bill for next week will be "The
Merry   Widow(ers)."
STRAY DOGS AND HOW TO
CATCH THEM
The difficulty of detaining stray
dogs which are arrested by the police
in the municipality was discussed at
the meeting of the Police Committee
on Wednesday evening, when Chief
Jackson said he could capture four
or five hundred animals in a day or
two. Reeve Kerr said they did not
want four or five hundred dogs
around tin- Municipal Hall. If
caught, what rotild they do with
tin in- The Chief said they had to
kiip I hem a certain time, and if not
owned they would be destroyed. The
matter was left in the hands of the
police.
Magistrate McArthur on Tuesday
morning received a welcome addition
to his law books from the Municipal
Clerk's office, comprising three volumes of the revised statutes of llrit-
ish Columbia, for use in the Magistrate's room. There were no cases
for hearing on Tuesday, following
Labor Day. This, for a large municipality like South Vancouver, is very-
satisfactory.
EMPRESS
Hastings & Gore     Phone Sey. 3907
BEST RESERVED SEATS 25c, 50c
To-night 8.15 Matinee Sat. 2.15
Wilion Barrett'a Mammoth Drury
Lane Theatre Success.
LIGHTS 0'LONDON
12-Massivc Scenic Settings--! 2
PANTAGES
Unequalled       Vaudeville      Means       Pantages
Vaudeville
WEEK   COMMENCING   MON.   SEPT.   2
Show starts���2.45,  7.15,  and 9.30 p.m.
Child's Hawaiians
NED   BURTON   CO.
BLACK  BROS.
FIVE   JUGGLING   JEWELS
Orpheus Comedy Four
Geo.  B.   Howard
Mgr.
AVENUE
THEATRE
Main  and  Harris
lJhone : Sey. 7012
Week of September 9
Matinees Wed. and Sat.
THE DEL S. LAWRENCE STOCK COMPANY
N E V A D A
A  Romance  of  the  Western   Hills
PRICES : 25c, 35c, and 50c
MATINEES 25c any seat
META MARSKY
Talented actress appearing with the Sanford
Theatre
Players   at   the   Empress
THOMSON   PIANOS
Best Value Piano House
in Vancouver
Sole agent for Sherlock Manning,
Willis, Marshall & Wendell. Melville
Clark  Apollo  Player,   etc.,   etc.
Special   Bargains   now  in   stock :
Good    Toned    Organ     $35
Splendid   Toned   Organ    $45
$300   Piano   (Mahogany)    $175
$350 Piano (Walnut, rich tone), $232,50
$450 Piano  (Mission, new model), $250
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ $550 Piano (Walnut, new model), $275
$750 Player Piano, famous Canadian maker, metal tubes, only    $495
$800 Player Piano, entirely new model,  full 88 note, only    ..$5*5
And a host of other bargains to select from.
We invite inspection and comparison.
NOTE   ADDRE88   CAREFULLY:
WILLIAM   THOMSON
1127 Granville Street
Phone 2832
British Columbia calls for British Brain & British Gold
C| On the western rim of the greatest empire that has been,
a marvellous city is in the making.
C[ Vancouver's story is more wonderful than that of any
fabled city of the East.
C[ South Vancouver adjoins this commercial outpost of
Empire.
^ To-day the sunny slope on the North Arm of the mighty
Fraser offers the same chances to investors that Vancouver
offered ten years ago.
C[ South Vancouver calls for three different types of
Britishers���manufacturers to build factories on four miles
and a half of deep fresh-water frontage in its primeval
state; merchants with a few hundred pounds to go into
business;   and honest men and women who will work.
Cjf South Vancouver has splendid rail and water transportation facilities, a population of 35,000 prosperous householders, cheap homesites, and the best climate on earth.
CHARLES HARRISON -
Secretary, South Vancouver
Board of Trade
Box 63, City Heights P. O., B. C. TEN
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1912
Geo. Jones
HORSE   SHOER
Lame and Interfering horses will
receive special care and attention.
All kinds of hand-made shoes, running shoes, running plates, toe
plates,  etc.
All horses entrusted to me will receive  every  care  and  attention.
GOOD   WORK   GUARANTEED
571  Beatty Street
CHURCH NOTICES
LOCAL   JOTTINGS
Church officers are invited to send in i
for free publication under this head such !
announcements as they desire to have j
made of services and meetings for the
current week. To ensure insertion on |
Friday, notices should be received at this
oflice by Wednesday evening.
Have you had your Bootl mid Shoes
repaired yets?
If riot,  why hot?
Then go to
F.  SLINN
and   have   them   done   at   once,   and
have a good job done by him.
He is a man who understands boot-
making in all its branches. His prices
are right.
4524   MAIN   STREET
Between 29th and Main St.
C(\ WITH
111/ the
BUNCH
TO THE
BRUNSWICK
POOL ROOMS
For Quality and Purity come to the
SIDNEY ICE CREAM PARLORS
Corner 24th and Main
Z. Aheroni, Prop.
BASEBALL
Northwestern League
Vancouver v. Portland
Sept. 6-7
Weekday   games   4   o'clock
Saturday    afternoons,    3    o'clock
LACROSSE
Vancouver v��. New Westminster--1912
VANCOUVER  HOME GAME
September 14.
An Eloquent Plea for a Dollar
Mr. Shirley, of Main Street, put in
an eloquent plea for the return of a
dollar and $5 costs to the Health
Committee on Wednesday, which he
paid under a conviction by Magistrate
McArthur for refusing to remove
garbage from his premises, which Mr.
Shirley declared was deposited there
by the municipal workmen. It was
stated that when the assistant health
officer, I'lcmming, had instituted
steps for its removal, Mr. Shirley
promised to pay the cost, but afterwards made various excuses and insulted the official. At Wednesday's
meeting Mr. Shirley repeated the
statements made on several previous
occasions and threw all the onus of
the proceedings upon the Health Department.
The Council decided that they
could not act in the capacity of an
appeal court, and Mr. Shirley went
away disconsolate.
Westminster Presbyterian Church,
Corner 26th Avenue and Sophia
Street (one block east of Main) : Min.
liter, Rev. George D. Ireland, B.A.
Residence) 275 Twenty-third Avenue
Kast. Services at 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.
The Minister will preside at both services. Sunday School and Bible class,
conducted by the Minister, at 2.30.
Wednesday Service at 8 p.m. Y. P.
S. C. K., Monday, 8 p.m. Ladies' Aid
Society, third Thursday of the month,
at 2.30 p.m.. President, Mrs. James
Esslemont; Secretary-Treasurer, Mrs.
John Mouat.
��    *   *
Knox Presbyterian Church, Carleton Hall, Collingwood : Services :
Sunday morning, 11.30; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 10.30 a.m.; Young
People's Guild after Evening Service.
Minister ; Rev. Geo. C. F. Pringlc.
Residence ;   School Road.
* *   *
St. David's Presbyterian Church,
Winser Street, near Bodwell Road :
Service at 11 a.m.; Sunday School
and Bible class, 2.30 p.m.; Evening
Service at 7.30.   Services will be taken
* ��   ���
Methodist Church, Westminster
Road, Collingwood : Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.; evening, 7.30;
Sunday School, 2.30. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m.. Prayer Meeting Wednesday,  8  p.m.
* *   *
St. Peter's Church, Main Street :
Services : Sunday morning, 11 a.m.;
evening, 7.30. Sunday School, 2.45.
Holy Baptism, 4 p.m.; Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m. Vicar ;
Rev. G. F, C. Caffin, M.A. Residence,
144 39th Avenue West.
* *   *
South Hill Baptist Church: Fraser
Avenue. Services, 11 a.m. and. 7:30
p.m. Sunday School, 3 p.m. Pastor,
Rev. W. H. Redman. Residence, 523
Fifty-third Avenue East.
...
St. Margaret's Church, Agnes Road,
Cedar Cottage : Services : Sunday
morning, 11 a.m.; Evening, 7.30. Holy
Communion : First Sunday in month,
11 a.m.; third Sunday, 8.30 a.m.; Vicar
Rev. Wm. Bell, M.A., Churchwardens,
Messrs. C Williams and F. W. Tucker.
Organist and choirmaster, A. R. Pearson.
* *   *
Ferris Road Methodist Church, 51st
Avenue, one block west of Fraser :
Sabbath services : 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sabbath School and Adult
Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.; Teacher, Bible
Class, the Pastor. Epworth League,
Monday, 8 p.m., Mr. Frank Harford,
president. Prayer Services, Wednesday, 8 p.m.; Choir practice, Friday,
8 p.m.; Choir leader, Mr. T. Col tart.
Ladies' Aid meets first Wednesday in
every month, Mrs. John Pye, president.
* *   *
Gospel Hall, Gartley Road, Cedar
Cottage: Services: 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Sunday School, 3 p.m.; Wednesday Bible Study, 8 p.m.   All invited.
* *   *
Cedar Cottage Hall, Baptist Church
Services: Sunday 11 a.m. and 7.30
p.m.; Bible Class, 2.30 p.m.
* *   *
Cedar Cottage Presbyterian Church :
Services : 11 a.m. and 7.30 p.m.;
S.S.E. Bible Class, 2.30. Pastor J. C.
Madill.
The Week's Building Permits
During the week ended Wednesday,
September 4, the number of building
permits issued at the Inspector's office was 55, representing a total value
of $34,400. This is a little above the
average of the corresponding holiday
week iif last year. Since January last
the number of permits issued has
shown   a   steady  increase.
The large additions and pump
bouses being erected adjacent to the
slandpipes and waterworks system
at Smith Hill are Hearing completion
and will be ready for Ubc about the
middle  of  the  month.
* *    *
The cartage business of Mr. E.
Simmons, 3llth Avenue, has been sold
to Mr. J"c. Brooks, of the City, who
will transfer the plant to his city business. Mr. Simmons is going to the
Prairies next month, and will prob
ably return later with a load of heavy
teams,
* *   *
Owing to the Stoppage of a drain
on Westminster Road, where the
roadway is being graded, the basement of Messrs. H. I'.ldridge & Co.'s
drug store, at the corner of Knight
Street and Westminster Road, was
on Thursday night flooded with
water to a depth of three feet. No
damage was done to stock.
��   ��    �����
The sawmill owned by Mr. Harry-
Day on the River Road, near Ontario Street, is running at full capacity, and the heavy demand for the
output is being chiefly satisfied in
the municipality, where building is
just now very active. Mr. Day's
mill has just recently been moved
from the Ferris Road and is entirely
reconstructed   throughout.
* *    *
As an expression of appreciation
of the good work done this year by
the present Board of School Trustees in South Vancouver, the Central
Executive Ratepayers' Association
has unanimously resolved to arrange
for a complimentary dinner to be
given to the chairman and members
of the Board. The following committee was appointed to make the
necessary arrangements : Messrs W.
B. Russell, O. L. Charlton, T. J. Fitch,
W. W. Hilton, George Grccnslade,
1. C. Hudson, S. J. Jackson, W. E.
Houlder, and C. W. Feast.
* *   *
List of sales by C. Street as follows:
T. W. Mitchell, 4205 Sophia Street,
household effects, on Saturday, September 7, at 1:30 p.m.
Mr. John A. Holdcn, 4225 Sophia
Street, Saturday, September 7, at 4
p.m.
Mr. E. Vaughan, 4412 Waldcn
Street, Saturday, September 14, 2
p.m.
SOUTH VANCOUVER
MUNICIPAL COUNCIL
The Mountain View Methodist-Epworth League invite you to visit
them next Monday evening at 8
o'clock, in the Church, corner 28th
Avenue and Sophia Street, one block
east of Main. Good speaker; interesting subject; bright music; hearty
welcome. Prayer and Song Service
beginning at 7.45  p.m.
"Springridge" Lodge No. 69, International Order of Good Templars,
held its usual weekly meeting on
Friday, August 30, in the Cedar Cottage Hall, Victoria Road, with the
Chief Templar, Bro. M. A. Tinims, in
the chair. Bro. E. Ronyard, G.E.S..
was a visitor, together with several
officers of one of the city lodges.
After the routine business, including
the admission ceremony, was gone
through) the Lodge Paper wa? read,
after which the meeting was adjourned.
Report of Special Meeting of the
South Vancouver Municipal Council.
Year 1912
(Councillor Robinson absent)
South  Vancouver,  B. C,
August 28, 1912
Re Indemnity Bylaw 1912
1. Elliott���Campbell : That Indemnity Bylaw 1912 be read a first and
second  time. Carried.
2. Elliott���Campbell : That the
rules be suspended, and the Indemnity
Bylaw 1912 be read a third time.
Carried.
Re  Bylaw  to   Close   Lane  Running
Through South Hill School Site
3. Third���Campbell : That Bylaw
to close lane running through South
Hill School site be read a first and
second time. Carried.
4. Campbell���Third : That rules
be suspended and Bylaw to close lane
running through South Hill School
site be read a third time.    Carried.
Re Survey of Fraser Street
5. Thomas ��� Campbell : That
Messsrs. Cleveland and Cameron be
instructed to complete survey of Fraser
Street as soon as possible. Carried,
Re Permanent Pavement Westminster
Road, Main Street and Fraser
Street
6. Campbell���Elliott : That the
clerk be authorized to serve notice on
the B. C. Electric Railway Company
regarding intentions of Council re
permanent pavement on Westminster
Road, Main Street and Fraser Street.
Carried.
Re Building Bylaw Amendment No 6
7. Elliott���Third : That Building
Bylaw Amendment No. 6 be read a
third time. Carried.
Certified correct,
JAS. B. SPRINGFORD,
C. M. C.
PERSONAL MENTION
LEASE EXPIRES AT  END  OF  PRESENT  YEAR
We must make a Clean Sweep of Every Article in the McMillan
Diamond and Jewelry Store, Fixtures and Show Cases Included
While this stock lasts you can buv Diamonds, Watches. Cut Glass, Silverware, Clocks,
Leather Goods, etc., etc., at prices LOWER THAN WHOLESALE COST. Our startling price reductions will convince you that we mean business.
DIAMONDS
The balance of our heavy stock of loose Diamonds are being mounted tip into Rings,
Pins, Lirooches, etc., as fast as the Diamond Setters can mount them. These are being
marked down to rock bottom prices before being placed in the display and sales trays. Do
not forget that our heavy Diamond Stock was bought before the sensational advances in
the price of fine Diamonds. Remember that every Diamond we sell is guaranteed to be absolutely perfect in color-brilliancy, cutting and free from all flaws and imperfections.
The same high standard of worth and quality will be found in every department of this
store.
For Quality we have always and still stand first. Whatever you buy from the Store
of McMillan, the Diamond Specialist, is of one Quality���the Finest Procurable.
Compare prices and quality and you will buy from this store. Sale opens daily at
8.00 a.m.   When you think Perfect Diamonds THINK
McMILLAN, the Diamond Specialist
Mr. and Mr*. J. Knox, of Revel-
Itoke, aii' visiting  Mrs.  Knox's lister,
Mr-   A   U.   fianscome, Collingwood
West.
��� ���    ��
Dr. Murphy was on Wednesday
granted a week's leave of absence by
the Municipal Council.    He i- u"ing
on a fishing  trip.
��� *    ��
Mrs Patterson, oi Sault Sic Marie,
arrived here last we. k, anil will spend
(lie winter with her daughter, Mrs
I). IVttigrew, corner 25th Avenue and
Main Street
��� *    ���
A quiet wedding was celebrated at
the residence of Ihe bride's father,
Mr. Arthur Charles Gray, Victoria,
on Tuesday, August 27, at 4 p.m.,
when Miss Ellen Florence Gray and
John Alfred King, of South Vancouver, were united in matrimony. The
Rev. George D. Ireland, of Westminster Presbyterian Church, South
Vancouver, officiated at the ceremony.
Mr. and Mrs. King will reside in this
city.
* *   *
Mr, and Mrs. George Beatty, of
Central Park, have left for Saskatchewan, where Mr. Beatty will look
after his interests in the prairie province. They will be the guests of
friends in Glen Ewcn, Sask., where
they formerly resided. Mr. Beatty
was one of the pioneers of Saskatchewan, but since coming to Vancouver
he is so impressed with the advantages of this city and province, particularly as to climate and outlook
for the future, that his present trip
to the East is largely for the purpose
of interesting men with capital in
Vancouver and the surrounding district. Mr. Beatty is a real booster
for Vancouver, and looks forward to
explaining conditions as they are in
this province to those less closely in
touch with them. Mr. and Mrs.
Beatty will be absent  for about two
months.
* *   *
Mrs. E. D. Taylor was the hostess
at a smart luncheon at her home on
the River Road, in compliment to Mr.
and Mrs. David Rose (nee Taylor),
who recently returned from their
honeymoon trip, and who arc leaving
shortly for points in the interior.
Covers were laid for eight at a very
attractive table. Deep red dahlias
wcre used to decorate the table, and
the ices and confections were in the
same color scheme. The hostess was
wearing a graceful gown of Croyden
blue silk with touches of cream lace.
During the morning her guests were
given an automobile trip through the
suburban districts. The guests were
Mr. and Mrs. S. J. Taylor, Mr. and
Mrs. Rose, Dr. Eva Taylor, who
acted as bridesmaid at her sister's
wedding, and Miss Sybil Tanner, of
Guelpli, Ont.
* *    *
Mr. E. H. Turnbull. a prominent
London financier, who ' has been in
Vancouver for several days, has purchased $50,000 worth of property in
South Vancouver, and is negotiating
for additional property in Burnaby.
The land was acquired on behalf of
various British corporations, of which
he is the directing head. These companies include the Canadian Town-
sites Ltd., the Western Canada Town
Lots Ltd., and the Canadian Realty
Company Ltd., with a total capitalization of $1,200,000. Mr. Turnbull, who
is a Canadian by birth, is chairman
of the two last-named corporations.
Mr. Turnbull will probably make
further investments here and in Victoria before returning to London.
One of his companies has acquired
a 640-acre subdivision at Regina,
valued at present selling prices at
$1,500,000. Mr. Turnbull is at the
Hotel Vancouver.
��   *   ��
The residence of Mr. and Mrs. W.
G. Alcock, Central Park, was the
scene of an interesting wedding on
August 2K. when their daughter, Gertrude, was united in wedlock by Rev.
T. R. Peacock to Thomas Todriek,
barrister, of Vancouver, son of ex-
Councillor J. B. Todriek and Mrs.
Todriek, Battison Road. The ceremony was performed under a shady
bower on the lawn, and was witnessed
by a large number of friends and
relatives. The bride, attired in ilneh-
esse satin, wearing a long veil and
orange blossoms, carried a bouquet
of carnations and ferns, and was attended by Miss Ethel Hosker, of New
Westminster, charmingly dressed in
pale blue muslin and carrying a
shower bouquet of carnations. The
groom was supported by his brother,
Mr. J. A. Todriek. After luncheon I
Ihe guests repaired to the drawing-
room, where the numerous presents
were admired.. The happy couple, accompanied by many friends, took
autos for the Victoria boat. On their
return from their honeymoon Mr.
and Mrs. Todriek will reside in their
new bungalow on Nelson Avenue,
East Collingwood.
541 Hastings St. West, next to David Spencer, Ltd.
Reference : The Royal Bank of Canada
The Victorian Order of Nurses,
South Vancouver Branch
Mrs. Dickie, of the South Vancouver Order of Nurses, attended
Thursday's meeting of the Municipal
Council and submitted a report of the
work done since the opening three
weeks ago. Eighteen cases had been
treated, and there had been no
deaths. Two nurses were employed,
and $63.47 had been taken in fees.
The total cost of management up to
date was $116.50.
Reeve Kerr said the ladies were to
be congratulated upon the success
that has so far attended their efforts.
The Health Department came in close
contact with the work, and appreciated their work very much. The
Reeve promised to use his best efforts
to get the telephone installed in the
home  at  once.
A very successful whist drive and
dance were held last Thursday night
at Staple's Hall, Eraser Avenue, for
the purpose of raising funds in aid
of the proposed new Roman Catholic
Church in the South Hill district.
BITULITHIC
PAVEMENT
Granville   Street   South,   Before   Paving
This has the following attributes :
���1 Durability; sure footing for horses; resiliency ; noiselessness; easy drainage; dustless-
ness; economy.
<J Bitulithic approaches more closely than any
other the ideal of a perfect pavement.
���J Its notable durability makes it more economical than any other paving.
fl The Vancouver thoroughfares paved with
bitulithic are an impressive object-lesson in
fine paving.
*f Bitulithic has been adopted in over 200 cities
in the United States, and 15 cities in Canada.
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Granville Street South, After Paving
Columbia Bitulithic Limited
433 Granville St. Vancouver, B. C.
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to figure out how much time your clerks
waste each day in walking to and
from the telephone ?
An Extension Telephone
on the counter or desk will prevent it.
Only 5 Cents Per Day
for either a "WALL" or "DESK" set.
Call up the Contract Agent
Seymour 6070
British Columbia Telephone
Company Limited
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'DUNCAN" BUILDING, Pender Street
Opposite New World Building
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RAIL TICKETS TO ALL POINTS
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Phone :   Sty.   7100
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527  Granville Street

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