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The New Westminster ����� S Is
taf only morning newspi C �� ib-
llshed In the City of Hr* jP ;st-
minster and the rich | �� tile
Fraser Valley. ����� ��
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The heavy win
ed the telegraph
extend   that   it
get the weather
VOLUME 7, NUM
Mi.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., WEDNESDAY  MORNING, JANUARY 1, 1913.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
OUR FIRST CITIZEN.
May the New Year be the brightest, happiest and
most prosperous you have ever had, is the wish of
the management and staff of The News to its readers.
OUR OLDEST CITIZEN.
ABOUT OURSELVES.
MAYOR JOHN A. LEE.
At no time in the city's history could a Happy and Prosperous New Year
be wished with more prospect of the consummation of the desire for the people of New Westminster than with the dawn of 1913.
Our citizens are by a large majority progressive and optimistic. With
good reason for the faith that is in them, they can advance with every assurance of success.
May every citizen prosper this year as never before and may our happiness know no bounds and may our lives be better by our association with this
fair city and may the lives of all be better by our association one with the
other.
In many respects 1 regret that I am about to sever my connection with
official life in New Westminster. It is a great thing to be even a small factor
in the building of a city and if my efforts along this line have been or any
service to my fellow citizens and the municipality, I shall be doubly happy
in seeing my fondest wishes realized in the future development of New Westminster.
MR. JOHN  8TILWELL CUTE, SENIOR .
"1 would extend New eYar's greetings to the citizens of our city and wish
one and all a most happy and prosperous New Year."
Mr. flute arrived at Esquimau on the 7th day of May, 1862. and at (to*
Westminster on the 21st day of May of the sum year. Ha has since resided
continuously In this city, with the exception of about tour years and a half,
when he lived in the Btate of Missouri, U.S.
Mr Clute was mayor pf the city In 1888 and has always held prominent positions In B C     He lately retired from the Customs service of the Dominion
efter serving thirty years . first as colloctor at this port, and subsequently as
Inspector of Ports (or British Columbia and the Yukon.
His motto Is and has ever been "v-"�� w~tmti.��t��r fi
"New Westminster first, last and always.'
POLICE RECORD TOR   .
1912 SATISFACTORY
Out of a total of 840 Cases Brought
Before the Magistrats 329 Oon-
victions Were Obtained.
taxes, 32226.39; dog taxes, 637; trade
licenses, $1836.
In conclusion the. report spoke very
highly of the new street traffic bylaw
and also the amended blasting bylaw,
which be considered had strengthened
their hands towards the better government of the municipality.
WORST STORM IN YEARS
SWEEPS NEW WESTMINSTER
A newspaper is an impersonal institution, but with the close of a year whose latter part has seen many improvements made in this journal and the dawn of another
year which we trust will see still more progress achieved, we have to announce that
the reorganization of the New Westminster News, commenced a few weeks ago, is
now practically complete and that all departments are now placed on a thorough business basis. ffefijttti ���
The directorate of The News is composed of Westminster men���live business
men���whose interests are identical with the interests of New Westminster and the
Fraser Valley, and who have an undving faith in the great future before the Royal
- City.
The managing director, Mr. Robb Sutherland, who has been in charge for the
past two months, has the advantage of a thorough training in all departments of newspaper work, business, editorial and mechanical, and will devote his whole time and
energy to the building up of The News.
The News will be first, last and attthe time a paper for New Westminster and
the Fraser Valley.  It will "boom" neither, but it will WORK and BOOST for'both.
It will cheerfully receive and publish suggestions for the improvement and upbuilding of the city and district, but the "knocker" and pessimist will not find space to
air his grievances in its columns. * .     '
The News will print all the news it can find to print about the city and valley
WHILE IT IS NEWS.
It is going to print all the good things it can find to print about the men and women of New Westminster.
It is going to do its best to build up New Westminster, and to help everybody in
the city.
It will at all times advocate the buying of New Westminster goods in preference to those of any other town or city.
It will advocate a white British Columbia and the total exclusion of Asiatics in
the future.
The staff is composed of live men in every department, men who are willing and
able to work for the interest of the city and district, men who know what a good paper should be and are capable of making the News one of the best
The editorial staff of the News has been strengthened by the addition of Mr. W.
T. Willison, late of the Toronto News, who takes the position of news editor, while Mr.
Hugh Savage continues the editorial work he has conducted for the past seven
months.
During the past three months new machinery has been installed and many other
A glance at the paper as it is today ��$fd a* ii was only a short time back is suf
ficient proof that progress has been made. More features will be added from time to
time.
The News relies on the people of New Westminster and district to give it the
support it deserves, and thus help to build up a newspaper worthy of the city and valley to whose solid advancement its colmuns   will ever be devoted to.
We ask the co-operation of the citizens. Don't be pessimistic and belittle your
city.    Just LET NEW WESTMINSTER GROW. Watch it!   Help it!
Edmonds, Dec 31.���A remarkable
record for police work Is shown in
the annual report of Chief of Police
Parkinson which was handed' to the
council last evening.
' Ont of a total of 340 cases brought
before the magistrate no less than
329 convictions were obtained and, of
the II cases dismissed, two have since
pssaed upon fry the attorney general,
giving the police praise for bringing
such cases before the court of Justice.
Motor traffic violations totalled 62
cases, followed by Street Traffic bylaws, 47; Blasting bylaws, 28; Health
act, 18; theft In various forms, 26;
vagrants, 20; game protection act 6;
trade licenses, 3; fire arm*, 38.
Thia Is regarded as a record In
police circles among the municipalities in the province and It speaks well
for the work of Chief Parkinson and
bis force during the past year.
The collections In fines amounted
to $3840. while other amounts #ew
collected la connection with their
work.   These were as follows: Road
"Next July I shall enter upon the fifty-sixth year of my residence In New
Westminster. As 1913 dawns upon us 1 wish to extend the heartiest and best
of New Year greetings to all who are today living in the city. I appreciate
the work that is now being done here and I trust that ail our people���old
residents and new arrivals���will be as one in building up New Westminster
upon sure and steady foundations."
Mr. T. J. Armstrong is the oldest living representative of the first settlers at this point on the Fraser river. Some account of his li.'o will be found
elsewhere in this issue.
MR. CHARLES GEORGE MAJOR.
"You ask me to give you a New Year message to the people of the city,
oldtimers and new comers alike. Well I have always been optimistic of the
future of New Westminster, and I am satisfied that after all these years of
rd|i^mtffi?Bss^sU*'l��ls'l ���AlustssyaiiieilVi^tiVt'^ta"- Ate JaaiBflBClaJhefnre
wa�� the best Ulster limit In age owmtry when l.lkison*. lure on staff *%. ltSSV.-
Mr. Major, after trying his lues, tn the Cariboo. Came tack sir
nts lot wUn Ms* Weettntasu*.   Tne tbwaslU to those ��*** ]
far up the bin as Royal avenue, sad with the tats Boa. "
Major was largely responsible for the clearing of the new?
covered the land.   He has long retired from public lite,
days sat for some time upon the city council.
I
$3kst��
"If It wasn't for the presence or
the water I oould believe myself ba m
in Montana," observed a tall gau ,t,
stranger evidently from the m:du.
west while standing upon the portals
of the post offIse during the height
of the wind storm yesterday. Slmila;
exclamations were made by. man>
other citizens, while the old timers
scratched their'straggling, hairs and
endeavored to recollect the occasion
when .t"it such a similar breere had
struck the city.
Many were the vagaries caused by
the wind, the' most Important of
which was the obstruction of the cltv
lighting and power system for the
matter of two hours during the afternoon. Fences and signs w��r��> blown
down, and hats and caps of hardwork
Ing elttrens were blown away, some
Into the waters of tho maiest'o Fraser
from thence to be carried '"to the
waters of the deep blue Pacific.
' The storm be��an late on ���**-" '���<v
night, and continued well Into th'��
morning. It la believed to b" the stonr
���������M",i Me b��w��n swooning across tV"
North Pacific coast durlnp the last
few days.
PROSPEROUS YEAR
IN WESTMINSTER
HARBOR COMMITTEE
ADOPTS SUGGESTIONS
Increase in City's
Revenue For Year 1912
Amounts to $134,445.34
The following table shows the receipts of the city treasurer's department
from all the sources from which the city derives its Income during 1118. The
figures for 1911 are also given. The figures for the two years are:
Electric light rates���cash, not Including  olty's  con- i^^l,,,,,,,,���,,��������
sumption ...,.*',_....:.. $ 83,355.00
Water rates���cash, not-Including city's consumption   72,405.00
Taxes collected.	
. Taxes uncollected       	
Interest on arrears collected '	
Rents collected and uncollected   	
Licenses  (Less Insurance)  ���
Police and pound ....   	
Building' department  	
Plumbing, eight,months k ,','
Garbage, eight months ..'...	
Road tax	
Miscellaneous 	
Provincial government school grant 	
Parks���rent    	
Market ���.  	
Interest oh savings and olty's rates tor water and
light estimated     .' 	
Facts and Figures Show in
No Uncertain Manner
City Growth.
Civic and departmental annual
stat.sties issued yesterday indicate,
in a striking manner, the remarkable
measure of prosperity the city ol
New Westminster has enjoyed during
the year 1912. 1'he building permits
increased by practically 40 per cent.,
the receipts of the city treasurer's
department���the city's income���by 31
per cent.; all other figures show a
corresponding growth.
The building permits, which can b.'
taken as the beBt Indicator of the
general progress, totalled 81.634 K28
for the year, as.compared with $1124.
~S7 In 1?11. ".'bo,latter'figure does not
include January, and the first threo
weeks of Febri:'nry on which no record
was kept of the building permits; but.
nevertheless, the advance may be
taken to he about $500,000, or in the
neighborhood of 40 per cent
The biggest permits taken out during the year were for the Hankev
block next the Russell hotel; the
Royal Columbian hospital, which ran
OUR NEIGHBOR
WELCOMES 1913
247,000,00
28,000,00
1,050.02
14,889.50
13,850.00
7,872.60
2,116.60
605.76
2,972.00
2,800.00
303.12
24,221.00
300.00
3,213.00
48,000,00
$ 80.481.24
60,288.81
174,083.84
16,491.96
771.48
10,535.20
12,842.60
'  6,482.05
1.466.75
8,361.40
150.00
20,260.36
150.00
8,273.53
above the $100,000 mark; the British
Canadian Lumber plant on Lulu Island.' which was one of the largest If
not'tlin largest; the new Hlsh school,
the' Seventh 'Avenue school, the Fraser
hotel, the Trsim building, and tho
Wetienball building.
There ware a number of other fairly large permits taken out, but the
above were among the most notable.
The,bulldlog was not confined by an?
means to the erection of big blocks
as practically 75 per cent, of thi
permits lashed were for, new homes
or alterations or additions to bouses
at present erected. This Is one striking evidence, In Itself, that the growth
In population also made vast strides
during ,tfe�� year.
Mr. Thomas Turn bull   Is . naturally
...uch. pleased ^^^^^^^���
department and
Will Call for   Tenders   for    Dredge,
Derricks, .Scows and Tugs to Be
Used on. Harbor Work.
The harbor committee of the council yesterday morning decided to
adopt the recommendation of Harbor
Engineer A. O. Powell and will call
tor tenders for the supply of a dredge
a derrick, scows and a tug, which
will form part of the marine equipment to be used In the harbor Improvement work. The engineer was
instructed to circulate speclflcstlons
among all thoi.o who desire them.
The tenders, which will be advertised
for at once, will close on January 20.
The specifications tor the equipment state In part:
The dredge will be a three-yard
dam shell and will operate In a
strong current oil" the Fraser lver
loading barges with Band (or possibly
with pea gravel) that will be excavated on the bars ani* In the minor chan
nets of the river.
The river at the dredging site Is
mibleet to a maximum range of tide-
of eight (8) feet. The stiff-leg derricks will be two-yard clam shells
mr-imtfld on eklds and located on the
quay where they will be need.for unloading the barges ant depositing the
material In the pronbsed fill
The plant will operate continuously,
except on Sundays ant when laid tip
fr.* fl��an*��,v h"'!""* <* for necessary
r��na1r*. Tho enulnt-e^t musr be first
Has* throughout, efficient, strong and
durable.
Uncle Sam Ends Year With
Plenty of Money in His
Pockets.
ARCHITECT   PRESENTS   BILL.
E.  8.
Were
����& iSHf W "theshowlhg of   his
���u^r����tand.   speaking  yesterday
all indications
Total  ?
Local improvement taxes are not Included.
.$560,444.39
Increase In light rates, 16 per eent; increase In water rates, 20 per cent;
increase In building receipts, 48 per cent; average Increase, 31 per cent , .
^fbat^lorsUdlng advance
^.dbe^sde^^
������1 thin* tha pt��uii��i. ahonld TJ*��*
the 32.000,000 mark this Naw Year,
^^l^gh there Wa-W.-jW* -
age In the value ot the permit* d"- tors*
(Cotttlnued on Pag* Ftvo.) *v   'receive
87,301.36
n*n c!��i"** H��s wms
Used for Munlslpal Hall.
Edmonds, Deo. 31.���After the Municipal' ball had been built and com-
plfted over a rear ago, the municipal
authorities ot Bumaby are now confronted with a bill ot 8685 which has
been presented by Mr. B. 8. Salt of-]
Vancouver, who claims that his plans
have been used towards the construction ot tha Municipal hall although
the council, at that time, rejected his
tender. "* ' '
Mr. Salt received short shrift from
Reeve Weart at the council meeting
last night, the chief magistrate claiming that thftlsat have been built with-
nut ">��� *mkW* of Mr- Sait **d that
If he hasjp yMevanoe to air, toilM-
��T'wore open to
Washington, Deo. 31.���"Jncle Sam
closed his accounts for the year 1912
with plenty of money in his pockets
and a balance sheet of receipts and
expenditures that bespoke the prosperity of the nation.
For the first half of the current
fiscal year, ending today, disbursements exceeded receipts by between
two and three million dollars, accord
ing to estimates ot treasury officials,
the exact figures lor December 31 not
being available. The doflclt a year
ago, on the other hand, was over
821.S97.000.
This Improvement over last year It:
due to the remarkable Increase In
customs and internal revenue receipts
during the past six months. Receipts
from all sources from July to December were approximately 8863,000.006,
or more than twenty-three million
greater than during tha corresponding period of 1911.
The aggregate expenditures for the
six months ending today ware about
1366,000,000. This was nearly five
million more than for the seme pefHori
last year, the Increases being due
mainly to large expenditures for the
army and the pension payments as a
result ot the pension legislation of
the last congress. The general fund
of the government today contained up
wards ot 8140,000,000, while a; year
ago It held only 8126.936,000. Th��
working balance of tho treasury
which Is the actual cash tn Unci"
Sam's pockttbook today amounted tc
888.000,000. The year 1911 closed
with a working balance ot 84W,TO>,-
000. The treasury holds about 11.451,-
665.000 tn gold; This Includes 8160.-
000.000 tn the reserve fund, the
greater part of tb* remainder being
represented by gold cartlflcatM 10
circulation.
JNABLE TO NEGOTIATE
TREATY   WITH   RUSSIA.
Washington. Dec. 81.���The expiration at midnight of the treaty of trade
and commerce between America and
Russia, marking, as it does, a complete failure of diplomacy to adjust
grave Issues between the two countries, throws upon the administrative and judicial officials ot the governments the whole burden of the
maintenance of the traditional of all
friendly relations between the two
countries as well as the conservation
of rapidly growing trade already
amounting to over $60,000,000 annually.
The treaty which had been in effect since 1892 had been denounced
by the United States as a popular
feeling against Russia's refusal to
recognize passports Issued to American Jews. No negotiations likely to
result In a new treaty are In progress.
WHEEL FALLS OFF MOTOR
CAR���NO  ONE  INJURED.
Mamw
ATTER laKXflflJfl
Edmonds, Dec. 31.���A narrow escape from Injury was the fortune of
the passengers of automobile No. 495,
owned by Mr. W. J. Haddock of Vancouver, whleh threw a wheel while | 'a
passing the Municipal bell about noon
today. The driver of the car seeing
the mishap, Immediately pulled up.
Were it not for the fact that the car
was proceeding at a slow rate of
spend It Is probable that a serious accident would have occurred.
South   Announces   He   Will  Get  Oil
Man  If It Takes All
Winter.
New York, Dec. 31.���"Wa win gel
Mr. Rockefeller If it takes all winter'
This was the defiant challenge isv
sued tonight by Kerry Sooth, chief
clerk- of the bouse of representative*,
in command of the government process servers and hired detective* that
are trying to serve William Rockefeller with a subpoena to appear oa
Jan. 6 before the Pujo committee investigating the "money trusts-"*      ^|
"We have got both his Now
house and his Tarrytown
rounded and ne cant <
marked the chief clerk.  Ws> i
as long as he can.
Believing that the oil
who is wanted to testily
stock market operations in
mated Copper,  and.  who  h
evading service tor a was
In  hiding  somewhere;
recesses ot hU big Fifth arena
slon. Mr. South and Sergeant i
Rlddell marshaled   tho
ot their forces In that
today.
Tho watchers wOI
(Continued oa Pag* fttsa.)
���^
!N
��������
Increase in Building
Permits For Past Year
is Over 40 Per Cent-
, '     \
The remarkable advance In the value ot building permits daring lfllt as
compared with ,1911 Is shown In the following table, ot tha monthly
with the corresponding figures for liltqm^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
' SI
Many Marlagos.
Now Tork. Deo. 31.���More marriage licenses were issued in the city of
New Tork In the leap year ending to-
ngtht than In any previous year of the
city** history. Tho number was 346,-
814. During the previous Map year,
1M, no number of license* wag 15,-
.M7:
Month	
January. 	
February (one week)
March  ..; 	
April   	
Mar .;..*.,	
Juno 	
July	
August  	
September  	
October	
November .........
December
1911
.... 8 16,200
.... ��� 112,725
.... 100,950
....     390,165 '
���3,410
.... 105,968
.... 107,760
84,185
89,960
62,250
 EL..'     eO.800       	
Tho twelve months' returns tor 1913 totalled $1,634,588. as .
11,124,587 In 1(11. The total number of permits Issued dttrtsaj ittt
against 444 In 1911.
During the month just ended 44 permit* were fssned to the
160, compared with 1811 with 28 permits to the valuo of 160.8*0.
.   The total increase tn 1113 over 1911 was $503.4*1. or ihghtty below 48)
���.'
$111,888
12
1U.IM
65
140,160
62
164460
65
170,880
60
86.850
86
96,100
58
432.4M
26
101.035
87
.    108A8S
28
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21
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F*��E TWO
IBS NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
WEONESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
iEetoa
A* independent morninp paper devoted to the interests of New Westminster and
��� SSMt Froser Valley- Published every mortttnfl except Sunday by the National Printing
rmarf Publishing Company, Limited, at 63 UcSemle Street, New Weitmm.itcr. British
Culumbia. ROBB SUTHERLAND, Managing Director.
All communications should be addressed to The New Westminster News, and not
��� ��m individual members of the staff. Cheques, drafts and money orders should be made
���wjpnSto to The National Printing and Publishing Company, Limited.
TELEPHONES���Business Office and Manager, 999; Editorial Rooms Call depnrt-
���>. ��9!
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nth. By mail, $3 per year, I5o per month.
ADVERTISING RATES on application.
TO CORRESPONDENTS���No letters will be published in The News except over
��� writers signature. The editor reserves the rioht to refuse the publication of any
WEONESDAY MORNING, JANUARY  1, 1913.
1913.
The New Year has dawned���1913. For all the unlucky numerals at the end
��** it, we feel that 1913 will prove an even more eventful year In the history of
Kes Westminster than its predecessor.
l��t us glance for a moment at the year which has just sped, the year
which we firmly believe will hereafter be known oe the year of Westminster's
awakening, of her full realization of the destiny which lies before her as the
fcest meeting place for keel and rail in the fair land of British Columbia, as
the mother city of tho great national Pacific port of Canada to be.
We have seen during the past year an unprecedented amount of improvement work effected in our city, we have seen the launching of a harbor scheme
which bids fair to reach a fruition of boundless importance to this city within
-the next few weeks. What have we today that we were without a twelvemonth ago? Far transcending even the value of paved streets and graded
roads we have the solid conservative Bpirlt for which New Westminster has
always been famed, bending itself to the work of building up a real city whose
foundations shall be based on no boom, but upon solid and everlasting founda-
This spirit of solid progress is In evidence everywhere today, and has been
manifesting itself during the past year more than at any other time in our history- We see evidences of it In not only in the perfection V>f harbor plans, in
better telephones or Improved car service, but also In the banding together of
citizens In associations pledged to work individually and collectively for the
sued of Westminster, in greater and better May Day festivals and Provincial
eohibitions, in improved facilities for acquiring or exercising knowledge in literary and artistic circles, in healthy innovations In the world of eport.
All this is well. We have prospered, as the whole Dominion has prospered during the past year. But material growth, to stand four square to all
the winds of adversity, must bo accompanied by growth in other spheres of
Unman interest. We need to tackle this New Year with minds of the broadest, fully aware of the tremendous responsibilities both to the present generation and to those which come after with which we are entrusted. For this is
��ar building stage still, and a false step now will mean far more than it would
were we already grown to greater power.
Westminster has stood by herself, will stand by herself, and we are confident that her people are capable of working out their own destiny. Their
���wants! during the past year is sufficient guarantee for that, even were there
ssot the sixty odd years of endeavor preceding that time to which to point.
We might dip into the future and paint a picture of the coming day when
the Fraser shall be a second London river, lined with the  smokestacks  of a
thousand industries, studded with the ships of the seven seas, but  today, as
we stand at another milestone In our history, we would rather hope that the
wast of 1913 may see no single mind In Westminster despondent of Its future dc-
-%alopmcrit; may have witnessed the Introduction ot many new measures beneficial to the citizens, the beginnings of which have already been laid; may Bee
tnrUicr advancement made tn muBlcal. literary, military, athletic   circles���to
mention onjua te# ot those Influences which count tor more than concrete and
ijOT im a   clty'�� rife; may witness the complete welding  of a united   people,
worthy to tread in the footsteps of their predecessors on the fraser and deter
to carry on the work that has been entrusted to them.
AUSTRALIA'S MILITARY SERVICE.
After Lord Robert's Manchester
ssscech, in which he renewed his call
far compulsory military service in
Britain, the oponents ol compulsory
service at once attacked both the old
noklicr and his cause. Some of them
asserted that the compulsory service
law in Australia and New Zealand was
a failure.
'TJ^ey could not conceive that any
anach "conscript" or liberty-abridging
policy could be a success under the
Union Jack. Yet It we are to believe
the Australian Minister of Defence,
the compulsory training of cadets in
that country has been distinctly a successful venture.
This minister, Senator Pearce, fays
that of the 92,000 cadets liable for
training the government reports show
that 90,000 are now fulfilliuu their ob-
'absaUoiiB In this respect. Of the 17,-
OOO senior I adets eligible to joint the
militia, 16,700 have already done so.
The response of the young Australians to the call of national duty Is as
wanrt.v as II 1b purposeful. Tor the
���*?�����* who have Invited punishment Ly
cefur-.iii; to heed the call newspapers
of Oe so-called "anll-milltarht" school
have quiti- a profound admlr ition.
One laments that the news of the
Tonnntlcn  (if  an   Australian   Freedom
league, to combat the military service
idea, is not cabled around the Km-
mire an eagerly as items relating to
patriotic measures for defence. The
whole substratum of their plaint Is
that to train a population in military
service is to enoouraga war, rather
.than to provide another guarantee of
peace in the shape of effective do-
BWBCB,
The Australian scheme contains nothing derogatory to tho dignity of
British citizenship, nor Is it economically wasteful, nor Is It, yet again,
an Instrument to promote war. From
tho age ot 18 to 88, a time when the
cmdr-t t * comes of some commercial
uw. the annual drill requirement
. amounts to 90 houru a yea,-.
That so few of the Au trallan
smiths have refused or evaded toll
rarrlce is very much to the credit of
the cense and patriotism of the Am-
trnlian people.���Toronto Mail and
Kmpirc.
-WHY I  BECAME A CANADIAN
CITIZEN."
strnnst MnOaffey says In The Mir-
swr:   Ab   a   lawyer   of   about   twelve
sesnr experience in a mid-western
slate, I hail considerable experience
with both lis clvl! and criminal jurls-
ace. I very early began to ad-
toy clients  to  keep out of the
courts, for the reason that the oppor-
tunltles for appeal from court to court
I the expenses and delays caused thereby and  the labyrinthine complexities
I of a system where technicalities and
j the curious complaisance of the high-
1 er courts to corporation  lawyers  so
! often deprived litigants of their rights,
made recourse to the courts moBtly a
I farce.
The criminal law was so elastic, so
I full of loopholes, and bo administered
I tor, apparently,   the   benefit of malefactors, that murderers were seldom
hung, and crime was appallingly pre-
the States of the United States.    No
I valent.   This is true of a majority of
j other country, unless It be Camorra-
��� ridden   Italy, can  show  such a crlm-
' Inal record per thousand.
And of Canada he says:
1   found   hero   a   country   and   city
! where  the  laws  are  enforced  rigidly
and quickly, without regard to wealth
or poverty; where crime is almost unknown, and the punishment of crime
���Wife and  sure;   where character, at
; least at present writing, counts most
j In public    nd private life; where the
standard of civic and commercial hon-
|or is high;   where labor troubles are
practically  unknown;   where  freedom
is real, not Imaginary; where the peo-
(p'e   are   the  actual   rulers,  not   mere
pawns    In    the    hands   of   political
gamblers.
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��� WESTMINSTER'S    FAITH.       �����
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! ��� Upon    the   Kraser's   shore    I ���
i* flanil �����
j ��� Anil  gats  toward   the  WcBt- *
i ��� ern Ben, a
��� Where soon  shall  loom above ��� j
i ��� the land e);
��� My own brave   ships   home-   ���
i ��� bound to me. 4>
��� ���
��� The     mines     their    precious   ���
��� hoards shall yield ���
��� To furnish cargoes for my   ���
��� fleet; 4)
��� And both the forest   nntl   the   ���
��� field O
��� Shall  place  their  tribute  at   ���
��� my feet! ���
��� ���
��� With        slender,        throbbing   ���
��� threads of steel *>
��� The railroads bind me to ���
�� the Bast; ���
0    My ships shall make the whole    ���
��� world feel ���
��� The Influence of my power re-   ���
��� leased. �����
��� ���
��� The   portal   to   my   country's   ���
��� heart; ���
��� Her   gateway   to the   Wost-   ���
��� ern sea��� a
��� So 1  ahull   proudly   play   my   ���
��� part ���
��� When Fate shall bring mine   ���
��� own to me! a
I*       -BILL   MAIDEN, CANADA.    ���
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I
. A TALENTED WOMAN.
Mrs. J. W. F. Harrison Is Poet, Novel
1st, Musician and Editor.
Although a painter frequently findi
in music a relaxation, tha mu-ociaii
tries his amateur hand ot sketching,
and the poet may amuse himself at
modelling, yet seldom does any one.
of these artists do serious work out,
side his cwn art. For this reason
does Mrs. J. W. F. Harrison hold a
distinct place among Canadian artists.
for she is musician and musical composer, poet arrl novelist. Ue.-id"��
these, the lady has appeared on the
platform, her recital lecture on "The
Music of French Canada" having til in
great advantage, that the speaker can
herself illustrate every phase of her
subject as she traces the folk mini
bac: to primitive times or,d ��crihe*
th music ol New France 'he run
turn to the piano with a gay Normandy love song or give the <hords
ol a Gregorian chant.
Long before Drummond or E. W
Thompson, Sir Gilbert Parker <>r
Henry Vandyke, had exploited the
French peasant of Canada, liefnri
Horatio Walker bad discovered the
picturesquesness ol these Arcadians,
M:3. Harriso . had heard the tilt of
their "chansons," had echoed them in
her poetry and set them to music.
She had been keenly appreciative cl
the simplicity and dignity of the habitant, and c( the courtliness and pride
of the seigneurs, the last of a mediaeval feudal system that is so strange
a contradiction in our times.
These impressions found expression
in essays and short stories, but nv.st
adequately perbapi in her poetry, a
book of which was published under
the name, "Pine, Rose, and Fleur de
Lis."
"Crowded Out" is a collection if
short stories, all Canadian in subject,
which appeared in different publications, other contributions appearing
in Chicago. Philadelphia, and Toronto
papers over the name "Seranus." a
n-nme strange tn say, much more familiar to England and American readers than Canadian.
In those earlier writings Mrs, Harrison secured an apprenticeship for her
important novel, "The Forest ot
Bourg Marie,'' which is a distinct
revelation of power and mastery of
material. It was a sympathetic study
of patriarchal life among the French-
Canadians, the solvent point ol the
situation grasped with artistic thrill,
the plot enthralling in spite of the
fact that it has no love "motif," no
portrait of a woman.
A Canadian by birth, of British descent, Mrs. Harrison spent Uie impressionable year- of her girlhood at
school in Lower Canada, as it was
then called. She claims that, gnitiif
there from the more English Ontario,
she was much more impressed by tba
French character and the historic setting and quaint surroundings than if
she had always been familiar with
them. Her musical education berfaii
eariy, and was continued along with
her other studies. She later studied
abroad under Beseovitz, becoming a
pianist of such ability as to take part
in ensemble duets with Jebin Prume,
has appeared in Montreal as accompanist to Max Heinricb, Winch, and
other solo vocalists, and was also lor
a time contralto solol-t In OUawa fn
her early  married lite.
Mr. and Mrs. Hnrri.��on. the former
also a musician, the nraani.t in St.
Simon's Church, and one ol the Con-
vrvatnry staff, are nt the cet.tre ol
lliing.-i artistic in Toronto, whether
pertaining to music, letters, i r paintings, and their friendships are cosmopolitan Their home bear* evidence i f
good ta'te, and its rooms have the
charm of rooms lived in. A new picture on the walls is as welcome as s
iriend.
NEEDLEWORK  NEWS.
Dry Cleaning the Hair.
Dry cleaning the hair has become so
much a part of the toilet that ninny
of. Its indent devotees wonder bow
they ever managed to worry ulong be
fore the dnys of the dry shampoo.
This vastly popular substitute for
soap and water la the special delight
of fhe womun whose hair is inclined to
be damp or to become oily s few days
after the wet shampoo. A grent niony
women And weekly shampooing la Injurious to tbelr scalp In that It causes
the hair to fall oat In great quantities.
As a rule, no amount of washing will
Injure either the scalp or the hair any
more tlmn It Injures the face, providing, of course, that the purest of soap
Is combined with strictly soft wafer,
the scnlp and bnlr are rinsed thoroughly nntll not a vestige of the soap remains, and a softening lotion or tonic
Is applied to the scalp Immediately
afterward. This tonic has the same
effect upon the scnlp as an application
of n skin food has on the face nrter
a soap and water bath, and Is equally
as Important If the hair is to be kept
in good condition.
It la not enough to npply (be tonic,
but It must be well massaged Into the
scalp with the tips of the lingers In
order that every |K>re may be nourish
ed and refreshed. Afterward, s good
brushing to bring out (be sheen of the
hair and to distribute Its natural oils
Is essential.
To cleanse the hair thoroughly It
should be brushed successively trout
partings made In nil directions on the
scalp. Between each stroke, dust aud
foreign particles, such as flakes of
dandruff, should lie removed from the
brush so as not to communicate them
I to the next part If the brush be-
1 comes dark nntl oily, wash It out before proceeding further. It may be
necessary to use a clean brush a half
dozen times during tbe stroking, so
that If you bnre more than one brush
you can leave one to dry while the
otber Is In use. Draw s comb through
tbe brush each time It Is run through
tbe hair, afterward wiping the comb
clean with a towel.
Tissue Paper s Decided Aid te the GiK
Who Embroiders.
Some sorts of embroidery are done
on very thin materials, and for tills1
purpose It will be found tlmt the use
of tissue paper is almost iudispeusable.
Before the material Is placed on the
frutue. hoop or rings the tissue paper
Is basted to it. attached to it with a
j stray stitch of very small size, and each
knotted separately, so that they wll".
appear Inconspicuous and not disturb
tbe embroiderer In the course of her
work'. This manner of arrangement
applies as well to silks as It does to
any of the veil-like materials, the diaphanous qualities of which are required In the scarfs of winter as well
as for summer wear.
Every embroiderer knows that silks
are nigh unmanageable, and to keep
It of straight warp Is an exasperating
nntl trying task.   Tbe attaching to It
FOR SALE
Right in the heart of building activity. Choice lot on the high
side of 8th Ave., close to Moody Square. Price $1750.00, third cash,
balance six and twelve months.
British Canadian Securities, Ltd.
602 COLUMBIA STREET, CITY.
cutting wood. So terrible was his
agony and so great the effect of the
poison on his spine that his heels,
sometimes, In his convulsions, would
touch the back of his head.
FIVE  THOUSAND  FOR
PICTURE  OF Y.M.C.A.
Sault St. Marie, Ont, Dec. 80.���A
New Year's gift In tbe form of a
check for 16000 was received this
morning from Lord :'trathcona by the
Y. M. C. A. executive. The gift followed the receipt by him of a picture
of the new J'JO.OOO building now nearly
completed.
Tat" as Teacher.
On the Sunday when Their T.nyal
Highnesses, the Duke and Duchess of
ConiiBugbt and Princess Patricia were
in Victoria. B.C.. in September, the
duke and the princess attended the
morning service at Christ Church
Cathedral, and, upon leaving, Princess Patrici* promised Dean Doull
that she would return in the afternoon
���ud take one ot the classes in the
Sunday school. She did so, and was
-liven charge of a class of young girls
from six years upwards. The topic
was the first verse of Hymn 417 of the
Hyin Bonk, well known to all English Chur:h people by its first line,
"Brightest and best of the sons of the
morning," There are four lines tn
the first verse of the hymn, the last
one reading "Guide where our infant
Redeemer is laid.''
Princess Patricia managed to secure
answers from the children as to the
meaning of the first three lines of tbe
verse, but when she asked what was
the meaning of tbe words, "Our infant
Redeemer,' there was an nhinluU silence on the part of the pupils.
"Jureiy." sa,d the prince*?, "some
of you know what these words mean. '
"Yes," came tbe answer from tm>t
of the children. "I know, it means
our Bishop."
And it is said that Princess Patricia
is telling the story herself as an il.us
tuition of the influence of Bishop Kup-
er  in  his diocese.
The Famous Pstsr Dunlevy.
Among the earliest gold-seekers in
tho Yale district of British Columbia
was a young man named Peter Dun-
levy, who was net only an early miner, but became one of tho pioneer
settlers of that part of tbe interior.
When be arrived there wss trouble
in the vicinity of Fort Yale, where
tbe Indians bad massacred a number
of whites, among whom was a woman.
Dunlevy was warned not to visit the
disaffected district, but be did not
heed tbe warning and went right into
the midst of tbe Indians without being
molested. He used to say years after
th. I "the whiles never had any trouble with tbe Indians until tbe latter
got whisky."
To Have Colleger.
It is the intention of the New Brunswick Government to establish two
agricultural colleges in the province,
one at Woodstock and the other at
Sussex.
Strike Lasts Three Days.
South Wellington, Dec. 31.���The
lhaftsmen employed at the Morden
shafts of the Pacific Coast Coal Com
pany, Ltd., returned to work this
afternoon, their demands having been
acceded to In full. The strike lasted
three days.
Th* Beauty of Clean Teeth.
Not only Is It necessary to strive constantly to presen-e the natural beauty
of the teeth, but It Is eoually Important to Increase tbelr wblrene** and
general npiiesrnnce by every remedy
or aid science and students of dentistry are able to discover.
For keeping tbe teeth In good condition chewing dry 'oast, hard bread
or crackers Is recommended. Coarse
foods tend to give a Maliltlty tn Uie
"grader*" wtilcn %��*���� tii*tn trow
���arlj decay, l-'or :ne pnrnoiw of dislodging particles of f> "d. removing
deposits and otber sub. .anees a good
toothbrush l�� Indispensable. The brush
with medium soft bristles Is best, for
the reason that unyielding bristles In
jure and Inflame the gums, causing
them to shrink and recede.
In stroking do not make tbe mistake
of drawing the brush across the teeth
without alternating this srtlon with a
careful up and down stroke. Draw
Ing the brush up and down removes
particles of food that lodge tightly In
crevices between the teeth.
Cover tbe gums as well s* the teeth
during this cleaning process, (irntle
stroking la best for tbe.gum*. If they
bleed rinse tbem thoroughly with a
healing mouth ws*h. so tbey will grad
ually liecome Invigorated snd hardened, thus aiding In tbe fight sgalnst decaying teeth.
One of the most universally popular
Ingredient* In detitrlflers I* powdered
chalk. It I* inex|H>n��lve, harmless ami
effective. It* chief value being the neu
trallzing of nclds |n the mouth.
Among the simple remcdle* slwsy*
at hand mine can be recommended
more highly than common salt. A
strong solution of salt water is a ttcne-
fli-liil mouth <T*��h and ilry salt plftepd
on the ioolhhrii��h elekliMpl the teeth.
Burn* is useful iii Hint It tend* to
reiinne unpleasant tjtlnrs from tbe
lirenili Dissolve two to four ounce*
of bora* in a pun of hot water and
lulu a half tmspitoiiflil "1 tincture of
myrrh or st>irit�� ot cauipbur,
To Remove Moth Patches.
To   remove    Hi   patches   from   the
skin apply a audition of common baking soda to the piidhe* with a soft
cloth or camel's tinIr brush, says s
will t Repent the process several
time* a day fui three day*. Allow the
soda tn dry on I hen Hmns* the skin
of the face with n nr-in bath, ttepeut
tbe treatment if eiicssary.
Sunshine I* tin tiest pusslllr disinfectant. The ravs of the *an penetrate
and disintegrate organic sulmtsni-es
Let It flood all th.. rooms ol the house
whenever It I* |m��slble. Lay the bedding In Its direct ray* for an hour
every bright morning, and there will
be s delightfully fresh, sweet smell to
the linen. Open all closet* frequently
snd let the sun warmed sir circulate
through tbem. Dark corners that hare
a stuffy odor are dangerous to th*
health ot the household.
of an equal quantity of tissue paper
-will obviate any of these woes of the
embroiderer and allowing her to proceed without timidity in the thought
that the work will look awry of make
the piece look crinkled and crimply
around the parts where the Innumerable stlti lies have been placed.
The large sheets of tiasne paper that
come as wrapping paper around  mil-
I linery and the like Is the best to use
| for this purpose, on account of Its
whiteness. When the work Is completed the paper can lie pulled out and the
few stitches Which have lieen used to
attach It can be removed with a few
deft snips of the embroidery  shears.
j When crocheting a scalloping around
any  piece of the thinner materials It
j Is always best tn place a sufficient hem
all around tlie border and hare It firm- ;
| ly stitched down before beginning the
operation with the crochet needle
The punch should be used before nt-
Inching each scallop, for If tha holes
are punched all before the scalloping
Is started there Will be many that will
fall short or long "' Uie mark, aud tbe
HcauctiinR win certainly appear uneven if nu eTtra stitch Is allowed here
iind there, or one less Is resnrtc.l to lu
order to come within the allotted "pace
i The breakfast cap seen (n I he lllii'tra-
: Hon Is a charming bit of needlework to
! make for n Christmas present    It eon-
I slsts of while mull, lu< r,  blue ribbon
i mid silk roses.
"hinge  Mothers Should  Rememker.
Children should not have pics, rich
cakes and pudding* given thenv for
dessert f'rults and nuts, cracked;
chopped dates, cup custard, rice pudding, linked apples, tapioca pudding
with fruit and gelatin dishes with fruit
should be substituted for richer des
sert*.
Children's food should never be fried,
ns nothing I* as bad for n ��mall tot's
Indigestion ns grensy. fried food.
Baked potatoes are very good for
most children. So are potatoes which
hnve been boiled in their skin*.
Butter, olive oil, cream and milk are
good heat and energy producing foods
and are especially good for delicate
children.
All kind* of cereal* are *plendld for
the little people and should be given
to them twice or three times n day.
At least one nimrt of milk a day
should be drunk by every growing
child, as there Is nothing which can
tale the place In a child* diet of rich
milk.
A New Salad.
Cook hard one egg for each two per-
<nns. Wash, dry and crisp the lettuce
and shred It Into Millions, Very enie-
fully cut egg* in ten part* lengthwise
and remove yolks. Arrnngn lettuce on
plntes. dress with I'rench dressing If
desired mill pnt a spoonful of boiled
dressing In the center of />nch serving.
Arrange whites of eggs, five to plnlr,
nriuitiil this lu the form of a flower.
Put yolk* through potato dicer, and
set a spoonful on naiad dressing to
represent center of flower.
Skin Food.
To keep the skin from becoming
loose and buggy, resulting In wrinkles
and "crow's feet," boil three ounces of
pearl barley In a pint ot water until
the gluten Is extracted. Strain end add
tincture of lienr.oln. twenty five drops
being the correct amount
Opium Agreement.
Peking, Dec. 31��� It Is understood
that Great Britain will terminate the
opium agreement of 1(111 unless steps
are taken to place the opium trade
In China In a more satisfactory position.
���'���'to 6*1.r. Haa tho Modern flown.
Now that Paris has K|iecllicd plaits
every dressmaker I* tumbling over
her*elf to *ee bow many plaits can be
Introduced on n costume.
A new frock seen recently Is of char,
niense In a new Inpcstry blue Allude
and la elaborately knife plaited In both
skirt and liodlrc.
The sleeves are very long, with the
modish button* below the elbow, but
the skirt Is short enough to show a
coqucttiKh buttoned boot with I.ouin
heel. '
The Black Bow,
One's wardrobe Is hardly complete
without a block bow of Hatln or velvet Thin season two stiff black velvet
bows will be much used to fasten the
end of a lace jabot
Takes More Thsn Enough
Sault St. Marie, Ont, Dec. 30.���
After declaring that he would be In
a happy home tonight, Mike Laval-
es took enough cryatallzed strychnine to kill twenty men Saturday at
the old wireless station where he was
NEW    WESTMINSTER    MAIL
trrtval: Closing
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11:46���Burnnby Lake and Vancouver via B. C. E. R... 7:45
18:46���Vancouver   via   G. N. R.
(dally except Sunday) .14:20
:40���Vancouver via B. C. E. K.
(daily except Sunday).i::IE
2:00��� Vancouver via. B. C. R. K.
(daily except Sunday). 16:0c
8:00���Vancouver via B. C. E. R.
(daily except Sunday).2v:3<-
��� 10:09���Port  Maim   (daily except
Sunday) ��:46
1:40��� Victoria  via B.  C.  E.  R.
��� dally except  Sunday) .11.11
ii:30��� narnston Islands arrives
Tuesday, Thursday ana
Saturday, and leaves
Monday, Wednesday
and'Friday lii.i.'
0:60���Victoria via G. N. R.
(dally except Sunday) .20:39
18:00��� Rdmands and Central
Park (dally except Sunday)    18:00
.1:2"���Tynebead   (Tuesday   and
Frtilam  14:0U
,8:-10���Abbotsiord, Upper Sumas,
MaUHiul, Huntingdon,
etc. (dally exeept Bun-
day)      7:15
5:16���Cre*. ent. WhtU KOCk and
Blaine     I dally     except
Sunday) 9: 46
5:16��� United State* via G. N. R.
idatly  even,,   Sunday)..18:09
-a: It���Hall's Prairie, Fera Kldga
and llazleiuere (dally
except Sunday I    9:45
11:50���Sapperton and Krancr
MUls dally except
Sunday)    7:1J,
11:50���All points east and Europe (daily)   7:i;
18:10��� Bannarttn and Fpaser
Wilis     (dally       except
Sunday)    13:16
9:26���All points east and Europe  i daily |    |13:1J
11:50���Coquitlam    (dally   except
Sunday)      7:ij
-2:00���Central Park, UaKay and
Edmonds (daily except
Sunday I           \\ ig
I): 00��� Ladnar, Post Gulrhnn,
Westbam island. Bun
Villa i3:i;
13 00���Kest Hurnaby    (dally ��x-
cept Sunday I    13:99
���0:00���Timbenand (Tuesday and
Friday i        ...     . 13 ,as
(1:30���Rand,   Majuba   Hill   via
��   C.   E.   it.   (Monday      '
Wednesday    and    Frl-
"���y        |:M
1:26���Cnllllwack, miner. Mt.
Lebssast, A Idertrove, 6i
ter. Sbortrejed, Surrey
Oentre,Clev��?dale,Lang-
l��y Paatrte. Murray vine,
Btrawaeray mil, South
Weatmtastsr, Clover
Valley,, Coghlan. Bar-
dls. Sperling Station,
uennlnnn Station, Urad-
nei, Bellerose. via B,
C E. R. (dally except
Sunday)    e:(*
10:00���Annlevllle   and   Bunpury
(dally except Sunday) .13: H
S��6���Vnncouver,   laser's     Siding      v|,i     fl       n       u
'dnllv eivnept Sundnvi   14-31
7180��� United Sintes via O   N   It
���dally avennt Sunday)      �� 11
i0:4n--Chllllwnck via II   fj   F.  n
(dally except Sunday)  17 3
'1:20���Clayton   (Tuesday, Thurs-
rtxv     Friday    and    Sat
day  140'
:;:2fr���riaverdale? and Port Kelts
via   G    N.   R.   (dally   exeept   Suednvi ..14:��i
1:20���Abhotsford. flnntlngdoa
vis 11. C D. H. (daily
evcent Sunitavl 17H1
���'0:40���t'loverdale    via    fl f .E.R.
���dally evatpt Pimday)   17:3'
2:00���Fraser   Arm     snd     Alta
Vista and Oakalla ....23:Of
SYNOPBU   W COM.  aUNINO   KB-
OBLATIONS.
COAL MINIMS rights of tbe Dominies In Manitoba, Saskatchewan and
Alberta, tha Yukon Territory, the
Northwest Territories and In a portion ef tbe province at British Columbia, may be leased lor a term of twen
ty-ene years at an annual rental of
11 an acre. Not more than 2.56U acres
will be leased te one applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by tbe applicant in person to
Uie Agent er Bub-Agent of the district
In which the rights applied for are
situated.
In survsyed territory the laud must
be described by sections, or legal subdivisions of sections, and In unanrvey-
��d territory the tract applied for shall
b�� staked out by the applicant him-
���elf.
Each application must be accompanied by a fee ef IS which will be
refunded If the rights applied for are
ust available, but not otherwise A
royalty shall be paid on tbe merchant
able output of tbe mine at the rate
of nvo casts per tan.
The person operating tbe mine shall
furnish tbe Agent with sworn returns
^counting f��r the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay tbe
wyalty thereon. If the coal mining
eights are not being operated such re-
uuras should be furnished st least
ease a year,
Tbe lease will Include the coal mining rights oaky but the leasee wlU be
assamostld te purchase whatever available surface right* may be considered
saesssary far the working of tbe mine
at the sate ef 819 an acre.
Per tall Information apr. cation
should be made to tbe Secretary of
the Department of tbe Interior. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Bub-Agent of
Desslalea Lands.
W. W. CORV.
Deputy Minister ef the Interior.
N. B��� Unauthorised publication of
this advertisement will net be paid
far.
N,   POOL AND CIGARS.
King's Hotel Pool Room
Best Pool Tables In the city. Fine
lino of Cigars and Tobacco. Sporting
events bulletined.
A. a. BEATON, Proprietor.
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THE TAILOR
46 torn* Stlrbat, .New Westminster,
( /EDNEC.DAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
THK NSW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
PAGE THREE
Pioneer of Pioneers-
William James Armstrong
We we come to one year's end and
[ enter upon another It Is Inevitable
that we should pause a while and look
both backward and forward. We today who are the citizens of New
Westminster are called upon to make
history, to carry on tbe work whose
foundations were laid by men, many
of whom now sleep, some in tbe pioneer grave, some In tbe quiet cemetery, by men, some tew of whom we
are thankful to say, are still with us.
But the milestones of time go
swiftly by and so as we pause today
It may be well it we go.to the oldest
ot the "old-timers" left to us and ask
him to tell of his life and of bow from
tbe virgin forest the city named by
the Great Queen baa sprung to her
present status.
Of all that gallant band of sappers
and miners whose names will ever be
linked to the beginnings of settlement
on the lower mainland, very few still
breathe the air of the land of their
adoption, but in the person of Mr. W.
J. Armstrong we have an earlier pioneer even than they.
He is well known to those who have
lived here during the past twenty
years, even while his name Is more
than familiar, to those who came here
before that time. He has lived during
the reigns ot five British sovereigns
and a little over a year ago celebrated
the fiftieth anniversary of his marriage which took place In Victoria.
Mrs. W. J. Armstrong left her home
in the West ot England, as far back
as 1860 and came out with relatives to
join her two brothers on the Pacific
coast of Canada. Their family has
grown with the years and now num.
hers some fifty descendants and relatives. ���
The blazing glory of the maple wav
studding the forest when there was
born In the little town of Peterborough, Ontario, 86 years ago, last
October, a boy who was destined to
play no little part In tbe upbuilding of
the city he has now called his home
for tbe past 54 years. For on the
Hallowe'en William James Armstrong
first saw the light. Peterborough was
not as famous then as it Is today,
neither were the sanitary arrangements as perfect, and it was doubtless
due in some measure to this that si*
months after his birth the baby was
left without a mother, wbo passed
away during an epidemic of fever.
The widowed father then determined to return to the farm in County
Cavan���he hailed from that Cavan In
Ireland, from wblch the county takes
Its name -and there young Armstrong
was bj/ought up. Institutions of learn
Ing were few and far between In those
days, but at the nearest village school,
one of those which have produced so
many of Canada's great ones, he got
his education.
The story of the "Forty-Nlners" in
California sounds to us like a legend
of history, but to young Armstrong
the I'ar-olf Kldorado had a message,
end so v.a see him next, a well set up
fellow of 25. stepping aboard ship at
New York bound for California via the
Horn. That was in November, 1851.
I'd and down the sierras and valleys
of the land, whose story has been told
by Bret Harte, Mr. Armstrong followed the trades of the frontier for some
six years, until, in July, 1858, he was
Included In the motley throng of intrepid spirits who answered tbe summons ot the then new north, the call
of the Cariboo, of the untouched
treasure house of New Caledonia. He
landed at Victoria and after spending
a few weeks there took ship for the
mainland, bound for Fort Langley.
There was no Westminster in those
days, and, as the little craft threshed
her way slowly past the place where
the waters of the Fraser divide at
Lulu Island, none thought of the spot
as anything more than just part of the
vista of forest, forest, endless forest
through which the river majestically
rolled. There was no sign of life, the
tall trees stretched clear down to the
water's edge, siring place here and
there to clumps ot willow and alder
where tbe shore was marshy. Down
tbe North Arm and over at Coqultlam
there were Indiana, It Is true, but n*
encampment existed on the site of the
future New Westminster, though all
this territory was the bunting ground
of the natives whether for flesh, fur,
fish or succulent berries.
Old Fort Langley stood on the left
or southern bank of the Fraser, 18
miles from here, and Mr. Armstrong,
In common with many others, bought
property In Derby, as It was proposed
to call the place which was then designed to be tbe capital of the mainland colony, for at that time Vancouver Island was �� "P��,rate, c���*nvC0L'
ony. Late lq 1858 Colonel Moody, In
advance of his Royal Engineers, had
arrived on the Fraser snd under Instruction from Sir E. B. Lytton, then
secretary of state for the colonies, was
seeking s better location on the north
bank of the river for the future capital. He decided on tbe site of the
nroscnt city of New Westminster, snd
Mr. Armstrong, seentlng the change
afdretlme, started off downstream in
company with John 8. MacDonald
taking along tools and nails. Ths luck
of tbe brave was with *���
passing the Pitt river
tures made here out of the proceeds of
the former sale, the auction was
broken up and dire threats were forthcoming against those who had diverted money won from this spot to Improve roads upon the Island.
In the life of the embryo city Mr.
Armstrong played a leading part. In
1860 he was a member of the first
council then formed and which consisted of seven councillors, one of
whom was chosen president Today
he Is the only survivor of that band
of city fathers. In 1871 he entered a
wider field of politics, being elected to
the provincial assembly In Victoria, to
wblch tbe capital of the united colonies, since known as British Columbia, had been moved from New Westminster In 1868. There were no parlies in those days, says Mr. Armstrong, and soon be was included in
the ministry, and performed much useful work in opening up the lower
mainland for settlement by driving
roads through the forest. The road
nun Delta to Yale may be cited here
as an InBtance'of this work, while as
n Surrey and over toward Vancouver
he country was thus opened up, settlers began to come in in swelling
numbers.
Mr. Armstrong sat In the first, second, third and fourth legislative assemblies after confederation. He was
one of the two members representing
New Westminster district In the first
two and sat for the city in the two latter. He was minister of finance and
agriculture In the first assembly and
n the third was provincial secretary,
in 1877 he was compelled to retire
irom the Island climate on account of
acute rheumatism, find In 1884 accepted the position of sheriff in this
ity, in which he continued until 1893.
when his son, tbe present sheriff, succeeded him.
Out of a wealth of anecdote and
reminiscence of the early days Mr
Armstrong speaks of the Christmaset
and New Years of long ago. "We did
not have any special celebration that
I remember," he says, "other than that
we stayed at home and enjoyed bur
selves in tbe good old way.
'1 remember," he went on, "how on
the Queen's birthday, every May 24,
we would gather the Indians togethei
and feast them on boiled plum pud
ding. That took place near the Ca
thedral. We did not not do it every
year, and the last time was some Hi
/ears ago."
Another Interesting memory of Mr
\rmstrong's is connected with thi
���nilitary life of the city. There was t
letachment of militia rifles here ai
the time of the Fenian Raid, but ti
.ugment this he was one of the organizers of the "Home Guards" who te
the number of CO or bo flourished foi
some years here. They were raise*
by authority of Acting Governor Birch,
Governor Seymour being absent In
England, and were trained to arrm
and drilled, ready should the need
arise to defend the city itself from at
tack from over the border.
Mr. Armstrong's home at the eerier of Sixth street and Royal avanue
Is the third he has built on the mm.
lot. The earliest waa the first horn-
in the then unnamed New Westmin
stcr and was erected March 13. 1859
In tbe i rcsence of this whlte-hairec
old gentleman, with the strong
thoughtful face, figure still tall and
erect, worthy descendant of the grea'
Scottish-North country house of Arm
Btrong- for all that his father cam*
from Ireland���one may roll back the
leaves of time for a space and se<
again the birth of the Royal City.
First to build a store'here, first tc
build a home here, first civilian jus
tiee of the peace upon the lower mainland (appointed 1866), onen of the
Royal Commissioners who first reported upon the fisheries of the
country���to mention only a few of his
experiences���the history of the entire
lower mainland Is Inextricably woven
Into his life.
Swinging an axe, running his store
debating as he did for a score of year:
in the council Of tbe city, preacher
the gospel of good roads and expend!
ture of taxation among the people wht
contributed It In tbe parliaments of
the colony, tie figure of William
James Armstrong stands out clearly
from the ever-thlnitlng ranks of the
old-timers of British Columbia.
That Westminster, the city of renewed youth, can still claim him as
her oldest son. Is a matter of thank
fulness to old-timer and new-timer
alike, for to both and, to that ever-
Increasing band which the years
ahead shall see labelled as her citizens, adopted ot native born, his
story, so haltingly outlined above,
shall come as a message and an Inspiration.
great truth tliut nothing Is ever destroyed Mutter ctiunges. but does not
cease to exist St Tbomas Aquinas
taught thi* In (lis thirteenth century���
thus as In so uiuuy other ways anticipating modern scientists���snd same ot
tbe ancient Greek philosophers understood It It bas only been proved experimentally In- recent years.���New
York World*
AVERTED A TRAGEDY.
An Attack of Mai do Mor That Saved
a Vossol In Midocean.
When affairs In France In 1848 made
possible tbe return ef tbe exiled. Houa-
partes among tbtwe who went from
America was a grnudnlece of tbe great
Napoleon. 1'rlncexa Caroline Murat la
"My Memoirs" tbe princess (ells bow
they rtpae fur the pusssgo���in preference to "one of Mr. Cunard'o paddls
boats"���a soiling vessel, la which tbey
were tossed on tbe seas for twenty-
seven doya During tbess dsys It wss
demonstrated tiiui oven so undesirable
s thing ss sesslckness way bave its
welcome results:
"I remember one Incident of tbe voy-
sgs worthy of note. I wss dreadfully
111. snd. while sll tbe otber passengers
were able to be on deck, playlug games
or enjoying music. I was forced to lis
down all day, sometimes en deck, but
more frequently below la a small ladles' cabin, wbere u mnttres* was put
on tbe floor. It seemed ss If tbose
weary weeks would never end ss I lay
tbere thinking and wishing the days
sway.   .
"One evening, some little time sfter
the bell bad summoned all to supper, 1
wss lying, trying to read. Suddenly 1
thought 1 saw a streak of light from
under the door of tbe cabin belonging
to the second msts serosa tbe alleyway. For s few moments I wstcbed,
wondering wbnt tbe light could be. As
1 wnn-bed It got brighter.
"Springing up, forgetting that 1 felt
both sick aiid giddy, I made my way to
(be saloon to give the alarm. Roun all
hand* were at work to extinguish tbe
flaiiir*.   In a short time we were out of
danger.
"Had It not so happened that t waa on
th* fluur and noticed tbe light no one
would have known that a forgotten
candle Had set lire to some article of
clothing and ��e might have been burned to death lu oilduceau."
Th* Houses at Parliament.
Tbe tire which destroyed the old
houses ot parliament broke Mil imi Oct
111. I KM. The present building, termed
the I'Slai-e^iir Westminster, wax opened
mi Nov. 4, \XU II sin lids on a lied of
concrete twelve feet thick Slid cover*
an area of nine statute acre*. It contain* 1.100 apsrtuients. MM main-sue*
and two miles of corridor* and wis
<��ge��. The great Victoria tower at th*
sniitlnvest extremity I* 340 feet ill
neight��� London Standard.
;.
A Doubtful Compliment.
The buD<|iiel null was adorned, with
many beautiful palauuirx. aad i��m
pmtdrut or lb* llitia coal*** waa raxed upon lu r*��i��,ud to a loaot. ��'i��n
;ng to pay a compllineol lo the as<tt����
present, ho designated tile painting*
���villi no eloquent gesture and mid:
"What need ha there of iheee palmed
hesiitle* wbea wa bare ao niauy with
ii�� si th* fabler"���l*dlea' Uoma Jour
nal. 	
The One to So Pleased.
-No." aald farkliam. "we never have
boiled ham nt our house any more."
"Why." *ald Aaeum. "I thought yen
were very fond of It"
-So I sm. but my wife's |iel dog
wont   est   II   st   all."-l>etroit   free
silUaKS !S RETIRING
SIR RALPH WILL3',END REMAIN-
ING VEAliB IN LEGUME.
Wlrlely Known Pr-consul ol Empire
Who Hat Just Rrelgned the Gov-
imorship ol Newfoundland, His
Held Many Exciting Posts Since
He Left Oollege-Has Lived Mostly
In Various Parts of Africa.
Sir Ralph Williams, whi lis* resigned as governor of Newfoundland,
l�� a colonial administrator <>( rather
wide experience. Duri. his dipl>
matic career he haj held down some
exciting jobs. He has been treasurer
of Gibraltar, sitting on the gate to the
Kast; he has been Secretary at liar-
bados, and seen a quarter ol the population iw pt off the earth by s hurricane; he bts ruled Boers and 1 lack*
in Alrica. It was in Africi that lis
learned his profession; Africa, which
gave lessons to men li'-a Cromer, a]liner and the late Cecil Rhodes. Hit
notions of the colonies as a youug
SIB BAI.rH WILLIAMS.
chap he got through extensive travel
than trom monocled opinion* in tbs
Oxford Union.
Sir Ralph first saw the dark continent in 1882. while lion-huuting with
his wife, the tir-t white woman to
view Victoria Falls. About this time
the British Government called him in
to advise Sir Charles Warren in a
territorisl dispute in a district called
Bechuanalsnd. So satisfactory was
his counsel that he was made Resident
Agent in the South African Republic.
With the exception of brief residence*
st near points. Sir Ralph has lived in
Bfrica. In 1901 he was m i Governor
cl Bechuanalsnd. with CM.'.', ai s
decoration of merit. He assisted iu
throwing oil on the water in South
Africa after the war.
In 1909, Sir Ralph was appointed
Governor ol Newfoundland. He is Ot
years of =ge and is retiring lroni the
public service that 'is may spend in
leisure the years et remain of s
strenuous  career.
Every Woman
_ 1* luteresttil :uid itiould know
^ about th* wonderful
wahtUMj Serai
Douche
It IT be canoot
tba  MA.BVKU
ochar bos aaai etwap
tratad book   eoaled. It rtvea
partlTOUn aadelncttnnntnvitlaable
to UUiM. WIIUMOtt SDrPLY CO.. Windsor. Ont
Geaeral aatuiu tor Canada
FIRE  ALARM  BOXE3
The following Is a complete list to
date of the positions of Are alarm
boxes in this city, though the list will
��a increased by some seven or eight
stations this year:
6���Asylum.
(���Royal City Mills.
7���Carnarvon and Tsntb.
g���Royal avenue and Eighth.
9���Fifth avenue and Twelfth.
12���8t. Mary's Hospital.
13���Cumberland street.
14���Columbia and Dufforln.
15���Brunette Mills, Sapptrton.
1*���Royal Columbian Hospital.
17���Sapperton School.
21��� Queen's avenue and Third.
22���Second and Park Row.
23���Queen's avenue and Sixth.
24���Third avenue and Second,
26���Fifth avenue and Eighth.
26���Fifth avenue and Eighth.
27���Third avenue and Tenth.
32���Agnes and Sixth.
34���Schaake Machine Works.
36���Columbia and McKenzie.
38���C. P. R. Station.
42���Small and Bucklln Mills.
43���B. C. E. R. Railway Car Shops.
45���Sixth avenue and Tenth.
46���Eighth avenue and Twelfth.
New Tram Regulations
On and after Jan. 1. 1913 certain alterations will be made In the regulation* ot thla Company covering- the transportation of passengers over lbs
tramllncB.
IN EACH CAR WILL BB PLACED A CARD STATING ITS CARRYl ^J
CAPACITY. WHEN THIS) NUMBER OK PASSriNUE-.o ARE ABOA*U>
A SIUN "CAR FULL." WILL Bii DISPLAYED ON THE REAR PLAT-
FCitM AND THE CAR WILL NOT STOP lO TAKE ON ADDITIONAL.
PA8SENGKR8 UNTIL PERSONS r(A<E LEFT THE CAR, AND THEN
ONLY TO THE NUMBER LEAVING.
RIDING ON THE STEPS OF CARS WILL BE STRICTLY PRO-
HI���i i'ED.
. he Companv Is doing a., that "men and money" can do to provide an
adequate tram service wiilc.i will guarantee convenience rtnd aafet - for Its
paHsing*m and this policy will uo continued in the line of the provision or
additional care. \
After New Year's Day riding on the steps, bumpers or fender* of cans
will be a violation or the rovlncial regulations and suc.i action cannot bo
permitted by t��.e Company. As speeai.V as possible, with, due re'ard to public
convenience, the platforms of a. cars will be equipped wlta gates or doora.
t THE GENERAL . iJBl.lC IS RESPECTFULLY REQUESTED TO COOPERATE WITH THE COMPANY IN THE ENFORCEMENT OF THK
NEW REGULATIONS. THEY ARE IS'TENDED TO BETTER PROVIDK
FOR THE CONVENIENCE AND SAFETY OF PASSENGERS AND THBSK
ENDS WILL BE ATTAINED MORE QUICKLY IF SUCH CO OPERATION
IS GIVEN.
BRinW COLUMBIA ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY.
His Punishment.
-Wnst punishment did tbat defaulting banker getl"
"I nnderatand bis lawyer charged
Mm g40,uuU."-Wsshlngtoa Bersld.
A Fiver.
-In what shape did he appeal to yea
for helpr
-Bis appeal wss * shaped."-Bsltl-
siore Amerlrsa.
WHY KEEP 8N C0U6HIN6 ?
Hcrt It. sets.! Thai Win Stii H
Do yon realize tha danger- in a
neglected cough t
Then why don't you get rid of it?
Yes, you can shake it off, even though
it has stuck to you for a long time, if
you go about it right.
Keep out in the fresh air as much as
you can, build up your strength with
plenty of wholesome food, and take
Na-Dm Co Syrup ef Linseed, Licorice
and Chlorodyne.
This reliable household remedy has
broken up thousands of hacking, persistent coughs, which were just as
troublesome ss yours, and what It has
done for so many others it will do for you.
Na-Dru-Co Syrup of Linseed, Licorice
snd Chlorodyne contains absolutely no
harmful drugs, and so can be given
safely to children, as well as adults.
Your physician or druggist can confirm i
this statement, for we are ready to send |
them on request s complete list of all |
the ingredients.
Put up in 25c. and 50c. bottles by the
National Drag and Chemical Co. of
Canada, Limited. 317
%
33 Hoars to Prince Rupert
41 Hours to Hazelton
>��
"SS. PRINCE RUPERT
MONDAYS (12 Midnight) for PRINCE RUPERT
Connecting with G. T. P. Railway for points East;   also with  SS.
"Prince John" for Stewart, Granby Bay, Massett and Queen Charlotte
Island points���bi-weekly.
SATURDAY (12 Midnight) for VICTORIA AND SEATTLE.
S.S. "PRINCE ALBERT" for Prince Rupert and way   ports,   3rd,
13th and 23rd ot each month.
'1 lokets to all Eastern destinations and to Europe.
H. 0. SMITH. C. P. ft T.
Phone Seymour 7190.
A. W. E. DUPERO W, O. A. P. D.
VANCOUVER. B.C.     S27 Granville Street.
ADVERTISE IN THE NEWS
Tbe yeiirh of s nsrlon srs th
sea ef posterity.- IMsrarli.
trim
NOTHING EVEN 0ESTR0YE0.
Matter Merely Changes, but Does Net
Cease te Ernst.
Wbea a caadla Doras It b�� not ��*���
strayed. What seems line destmrtio*
Is msrstj eh**** ��\��J ��������� �������� ��ww
this far bleaseif ����� ��� �����*�� ***** ���*"
blm, for on
be balled a
scow making up stream tor Jj>rt
Langley with lumber, and. n����ni
convinced them that Kfc-" Co��ne
Moody's intention to abandon that
place, prevailed on the skipper to return with him down etreain.   ���   -
Thus, with this lumber and wltb Mr.
Armstrong's own bands, the first store
in New Westminster was reared amid
the prime**! forest on a site lust
downstream from where the present
Schaake Machine Works now stands
on Front street  .
But Mr. Armstrong was not allowed
to remain there permanently, for, despite arguments wltb Col. Moody he
had to transfer his business to the lot
whero Ourtls's drug etore and Johnston's shoe store now front on Columbia street.   This property he purchased for $610 In the auction sale whleh
followed the Invasion of a little army
of men sent by the government to fell
tbe timber along the river front, and
with whom the store did good  business. . ,. .
Mr. Armstrong has a vivid  recollection of this auction by Mr. Sellm
Franklin, and of how the   sale was
stopped   until   assurance   had   been
given the buyers that the money realized would be spent 1n clearing and
grading the streets.   One third of the
lots were reserved for a future sale
early in 1860, but the pioneer settlers
were not over pleased at the expendl-
Tsk. s gloss tab* aad M a rat* lata
.*���� tad. Bore seme halt, la tbe lawer
ess*, ana af tbess la tba middle Isrge
...u.. t. hold a caadla. Bend 11 t-ab
or glsos tabs te 0 ohspe. til It wltb
sowll pNcea at eaostle sods sad ear*
���as sad.  New connect tba twe eyUa-
���srs M a small glass tube through tba
earns.   Insert th. candle through Us
lower rerk and suspend the whale an-
asratns from wss beam of a chs-lcal
balance, Wglgb It ����*�������;.    _ 1^.
Connrrt the frea and a* the 0 taba
to sa ssplrstor so as to establlsh a nnl-
form current of air through the tobaa.
Kemovs t* candle, light H and tn-
.Uatly raluatrt It   Ut It burn down
natll entirely consumed. �����'''���"���**'
tb. appemtna   ton will ��od that It
actually weighs mora tban It did be>
tore tha candle wss burntl
Wbst had ntppenadr Thaaarbtm and
hydrogen of which tha candle, was composed bar. been separated. �������*���"��
oiygen from tbe air and combined with
It, forming water and carbon dUwkU
or carbonic acid ���������� Th�� ��"*? "^
bss absorbed tbe carbon dlotlde and
made sodium carbonate and �����������������
caught the water, Tba agtra weight Is
simply that of tbe ogy���� *������� outot
This la a orgctlcal UlnstrstloBuaJ tbs
Truly Considerate.
t. considerate patient had an artery
opened   by mistske   for a vein by a
French  surgean  in  the  operation  ol
bloodletting.   The woman succumbed
not l.ms after to the effect of Hie blunder, hut in her will left the surgeon a
small  yearly  peitalon,  "not only  V.
comfort him. but �� that he could live
the reel of his life without doing viri-
section any more."   A similar hislori*
ownmince i�� related in The Medio.
Times of a  Polish princess who had
. had the same eiperlence.   ��be added
a clause bi h��r will espresslint her l��r
slveiieso  and  leaving  the  surgeon  a
small  pension t�� indemnijy him tor
the "loss of reputation that may fallow my sad catastrophe."
Remembering tho  Absent.
"1 gueos I'm getting into this enelai
tsme sll right." said Mr. Cumrmt. He
polite and courteoiu. yet turnial
Tlrsfs the idea."
"Whet have you been do.ngf In-
quired his wile sharply,
"YTru know Uieni peopl* *"" **al
rrjrrets becauss th��y couldn't cmue b>
��ur tiertyr" ,
"Tea "
'"Well. sK��r.t saw the patty 1 sat
down and sent 'em congratulations.
Licked Capacity.
LUt'e Willis, a cherub of seven
tight .yean,
In Celtic  Rivivil.
Mr. Stephen Gwynn. the Nationalist
member tor Galway City in tbe British
t-ominoiu. h��. |>l>ml a promtnai.x
part    tfl    tha   Cattta    Uterarv    mtaal
and  has  achieved  no  imall  measure
of fame hy his own writing*.
He is one of Fix brothers who have
achieved distinction in variou' walk*
of life. His fattier. Dr. John Gwynn,
i-i a Biblical scholar of note, and lor
many year-t was regius protestor nf
divinity at Dublin University. Mr.
Stephen Gwynn's mother, who died
five year* sko. was a dauiihter of the
famous William Smith O'Brien, wh ��
was sentenced to death Inr being concerned in the rising ol '4S.
Mr. Stephen Uwynn was educsl*��f
in Ireland and at Oxford. He had ��
brilliant scholast.io csreer. snd mi
leaving the university entered the
teaching profession. Alter a time he
drifted into authorship snd journal-
ii>m. He has produced nonis delightful
book* >f a tnpng'Spbical nature, and
one remembers with pleasure "A Holiday in Coiniemars" and "Highway-'
and Byways in Donegal and Antrim. '
Mr. Gwynn \�� an enthusiastic angler,
and has written much on his livoriUi
pastime.
Sharks Snail Fishing.
The valuable pilchard finhery of ths
Cornifh roast ha* heen hrouuht to s
������nd*till by the tinwclcnm" presents
of a number of huge white sharks,
and !he officer represent-- the Corn-
i��h fliheri'-s. and Commander Cham-
tiers, of the Cnn^tiruard Service, hare
arrived tn assi*"* in the work nl wip-
inn nut these monsters. A fisherman
gives n gTsphlc ncconnt ol ��n attempt
to rff'Ct 11 capture.    H* ��<iy��:
"When sopie twenty-two miles ol
the Wolf Lighthouse we managed to
drive a harpoon into a ihsrk. whMi
nt once made off nt great speed. We
let out mir titty fathoms of S 1-2 in"h
nurills rnro. nnd, hoping to hold the
m"��ter liscV, kept the engines going
ot lull sper-i'. Our plan wa�� to drown
the fish. Ilti' ��he plan w��*~ beyond
our power tn carry out. On snd ion I
went the shtirk. hurpoon and gunshot
wound notwithstanding, till s. length
th�� fieli snsnped ths rope ss If u wera
nule ol tirl.tr."     	
The Lllerary Obsiso��eo.
In the ps���� ������������� ,,f literary patron
*����. s prslsce seeking with humility
was ounoidered ii>di*penss'..U Vi ail
books. Than, the literary man wai an
outeider. and only in tars esses was
-e-admitted into the society nl the
high-born on other term* than thr.��r
ol hombls retainer. Hence, wo roa.1-
strsngely enough tn nnr ��ye��-lhe
most revered ot writers making cheu.
ance before all manner of *���'!����������
nob.enian-Bernard Llntot U> J.V.*
Weekly.
B. H. BUCKUN,
Pras. and Seal. Mgr.
N.  BEARDSLKK,
Vice-President
W. V. R BUCKLLN,
Sac. aid Tree*.
SMALL-BUCKLIN LUMBER CO., Ltbd.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Fir, Cedar and  Spruce
Phones No. 7 snd 877.
"My Business Is \3 xv\que
We are told by the old-time circus men and dime museum operators that good freaks used to command large salaries. Barn-
urn's "dog-faced boy" is said to have drawn $200.00 a week���Yoit
see he was the only dog-faced boy in the world-he was unique-
Most of us-even if we could be freaks-would prefer to make
our livlihood some other way. And, anyway, the "freak" stunt
is about played out���even in the circus business.
It is surprising to find an
otherwise hard-headed business man who takes strange,
abnormal joy as posing as a
freak. He dosen't call it
that, of course. He doesn t
even know he is posing. Ponderously in earnest he would
not dream of describing his
business as "freakish"���but
delights in saying it is
"unique" ��� waieh r��aily
amounts to the sam* thing.
Some manuf��ctur��ri play
"freak" only when talking
to an advertising man.
They keep that word
"unique" tucked back under
the tongue all ready for use
whenever anyons suggests
that they should advertise.
"Oh' my business is unique
���it cannot be advertised
successfully."
Haven't you often heard
it? Have you ever said it
yourself?
Let us not try to qualify
for the dime museum. Let
us get down to selling goods.
And selling goods-wio matter what the goods are���is
easier if the goods are advertised.
You say your proposition,
is "different?"
,   Very well, advertise it in
a "different" way. .
1
returned   home
from a party.
or
glumly
one evening   - ������- :.       ,������,,.
������Well, did you hare, a good timef
his uncle ahked.
"No." Willis snarled. /
"Nof Why notf" said the uncle.
"Because, grumbled Willi*, """other told me to eat as much as I wanted
���and���and I couldn't."
Helping Him On.
Mr. Ttmld-I - er - suppose ymjir
daughter has told yon the -^-^Jjf
of my-er-vMlt to yoo-er-this eta*
"fler Fetber-Yag. young man. *bd
sjie told it better lian you teem abw
to do.
Cyprus Is Brltis'i.
Cyprus, which wishes to unite'with
G^ice. H only nomlnslly TurkUb.
for. since 187*. the whole ol the ad.
rolnlstrstive po*��r uw been wielded
S"U Britain. WM-^MW;
tared by the Turks in 1����. jrt��rn
Sellm H.. with an army.at ���H.uW
conquered it.
Irish Home Rule Bill. '
London. Deo. Sl.-The Irish Home
Rule bin reached the "?rV^**?nnl"
day In the House of Commons.
Premier Aaoulth jounced that
seven days would be given *or ��b
discussion ot tfe* stage ot th* ������������
nrs.
An Actual Exp���ritncw tixat Completely Routt*
Tk�� "Unique" Tkeory
They market a product which tbelr
sales' manager was wont to refer to
aa "the hardest thing In th* world to
advertise." But a persistent adyarUa-
Ing man kept hammering at th* door
ot skepticism, awl he Anally agraad
to "test out" an advertising campaign.
A twelve month*' trial   was   agreed
upon. Today, at th* end of eighteen
months, this firm Is advertising on a
much larger scale. Direct order* for
tba "hard-to-advertlse" line are coming In steadily, and the advertising I*
looked upon by that sales manager aa
an all-Important factor In his business
building.
kaiUa. -���-������-- your advertising problems Is avnllabi* through any
r^oLnls*^Ca^l.n advising agency, or the Secretary of tho Csn-
qulry Involves no obligation en your part-��o write, If lnt*re.t*d.
IT
mi*. '���'
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THB NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
10 HAVE BIGGfST
PLANT IN CANADA
British  Canadian   Lumber  Company'.
Plant Nearing Completion���To
Have Up-to-date Machinery,
HELPING  THE INSANE.
France Has a Big Park In Which the
Unfortunates Are Treated.
Nearly n hundred years ngu two distinguished specialists lu Insanity. Drs.
i Voisin and I'tilret. purchased an estate
of over sixty acres lu the environs of
Tarts and transformed It Into a park
I which they planted well with trees
and shrubs. A pretty stream courses
through it.   In this they Imllt numer-
"CHrRM CF CHARLESTON.
A City Where Every House Faces To.
I ,i     i KVd tho Sea.
\ Kvory tiousi- in CtiiirleKtmi faces seaward. It freipieiitly happens that the
strcels do not ndlust themselves to this
disposition of Uie house pliin, lu whli-h
ease the Street Hue is calmly disre-
caiMcl mid the house Is built so that It
shall Hi|imru with tile four iMiiuts ot
tbe  coiupuss,    The   result of  this   Is
WEDNE8DAV, JANUARY 1, 1111.
WIT IN THE PULPIT
Preachers With a Sense of Humor or the Gift ot Repartee.
A DUEL BETWEEN PUNSTERS.
ius tiny villas or bungalow*, each wltb i curious, uml most Interesting, at times
While  the  New  Westminster    di3-!'ts ow"  "ttlt' l��'"r'len' surrounded  by ' distioiueriliig. but frequently as pleas-i
trict can, in  tbe  Fraser Mills, claim 'I1'*", fT" !l"d*T **'*, f '*?" ,��PeD"    ME "l,e "' WliM,*r�� ""dadous aud
���*_ m�����i������  ���,  ,,,���  ,������ ������,    ,    ,   !ln�� b>' "8 owu gateway into the larger    ujueintH-ted color schemes.
TZSTn? ?! ,? Sf    8lngl��  Park.   Now after the lapse of a hun- |  Ks in,Ire mansion, of old Virginia.
lumber null in the, world, the city oi Qred years It realizes their dream <ff j the general form of the Charleston
New Westminster itself can claim what should be done for the insane* ' j houses Is very simple, sod tbey depend
possession of the most modern out j The Malson de Knlrot. us it is called. I ftir their beauty n|ion the tine balance
This is the new British Canadian |*t vanves. In the suburbs of Purls, ami spacing or doors and windows, the
Lumber Company's plant on Lulu Is j consists of n large park full of mag- I character of the cornice and. above all. |
contained tbe latest ana most up-iu
date machinery for the mauufaciure
of cut lumber.
Tbe latest equipment installed in
this plant is tho Curtis mechanic
pilar, this machine is the only one on
tbe Canadian Pacific coast at the
present time; and, in the recollection
or the management, Is the only one
in Canada. Though a great labor sav
ing device this piece of mechanism
or pieces, is of the most simple natm.
possible and its operation is apparen'
on the slightest examination to even
the shost uninitiated in the lumber
business.
As the lumber is cut it is carried
on a trairi of chains to the machine
which Borta It according to length
and. by the mere operation of a levrr
The Exchange of Compliments That
Spiced tho Sermona ot Rev. Mr.
Walker and Rev. Mr. Read���Brother
Mooro'o Grim Retort.
When the march or pulpit oratory
and biiruur was less advanced than
st present a number ot pious parish-
loners  resolved  to  compliment   tbelr
After
hey
accumulated  funds sufficient  to  pur
parks, one for each sex, and there are j    ^tnt Charleston haa another snd quit* ! chase a saddle, which was forthwith
twenty-seven such bungalows for the j utjlipie   architectural   feature   In   the   dispatched  to the  minister,   wllb an
LIVELY mors IN
NEW YORK STRIKE
Garment Workers Cause Trouble for
New York Police. v v '
on  which construction  was  be jnlficeut trees and shrubbery, divided I upon the dignified beauty and classic! belov,'d   I""101" wltb a  """"���    Ai
during the year aud is now near ' Into halves by n farmstead group of   'porticoes and galleries which adorn one   " Kreut deal of ���r,P,n" "��K��,D" '
lag the completion.   In this plant   is  buildings, thus malting practically two * Ike ot each structure. ...    -
Isolation of one'or more patients. Paris
has grown up around It. hut wandering In this estate one can scarcely conceive a vast city to he so near.
A patient brought here.Is not only
isolated from his friends, which Is
usually a distinct advantage, but he Is
Isolated from the insane, which Is an
even greater guln. There are perhaps
a hundred patients here.
We have In Ihls plan all tbe essentials for the cure of the Insane, adequate  nursing,  segregation  from  the
arched and ornate walls of moss grown    Intimation   tbat   tbs  burse   would   tie
brick   which  close tn  sll of tbe  tine < Kt.nt at a more convenient seuson.
residences and tbe  highly decorative |     week  after  week,  however,  passed
wrought Iron gateways which give ac- j on and ������ word of tbe mroi,t*r't nag
ceastu the private ground*.   In a city, alMorimm   wou|d    never   do.
wblc��'was at one time tbe port of    * ���,
call of all the pirates of the Spanish | ,hou��ht tbe reverend Kentlemsn. aud
mpln-where one day it wss found sd- '. accordingly one Suuduy afternoon be
vuwble to liury forty of these worthies ,""�� oivuslon to Introduce the sub-
urnipr the .sea wall of the city, where J*"'-1 ln winding up a discourse on the
hn)f civilized negroes formed always1 unshakable loveliness ol charity,
anyoverwhelmlng majority or the popu- "-Now- ���� Wends." said tbe preach-
laflon.  It  was  tbe   part  of  common ' er-   "lf *"�� said horse tie na nipping
other tnsnne. the return to nature, the , prudence to erect a strong barrier be- ; ,:rasl, V"1 by at the man8e lD a <���"'
simple life, n practical out of door life
for night and day. beautiful surround-
atacks and binds it on a steel car on lines, association ouly with normal persons and plenty of space for walks, for
tweeo the streets and the private de- I or ���"��- ' keu whl" ���'" do"
mesnes of the  better class residents. '     ne"�� the minister smote tbe pulpit
Out or this necessity grew the Infinite i lu ��� manner that made th
number   of   gates   and   grillages   of I IDe congregation melt within tbem like
working lu gardens and fields and at ; twisted Iron which nre the chief pride j wax>  wblle  be' B,pr"  ""'"��� continued
various arts and crafts.   The dream of I or ^Charleston  today and  whose only ! his appeal to their pecuniary reelings
has yet Attained In the matter or enre [ and beaten Iron were all the work or | "at one frightened hearer said
_...!     i .. i...... 4.     .. P    >t...     I ..���,..,,. r.'_...J._ i _ _I ���      '   i.l ��� ...... I ������ A iwl    mhnt    i\'iill    i'*iii   i\i\     ilrV"
and treatment of the Insane.
Ick Peterson In Survey.
-Freder-
���which it is later transferred to    the
dry kilns.    By a similar process it is
removed from the Vilns after drying
���nd carried    on    another    series    of  (Ue |--nirot Is here realized, and it Is j rlvh]a   are   the   far"  famed   gates   or ; "��   lon8-   and   re|ieuted   the   fearful
cbarns to the pinning mill where   the   ,h(? best )nnt onp wcstprn civilization I Seville.     These   marvels  of   wroucht    threat. "1  ken what I'll do!" so often
lumber receives its final treatment be- -
Core being sold.
The saw mill is also equipped w'th
the latest and most approved ma
chines for reducing the plants of the
fnrpst. to mere pieces of scantling.
The logs are drawn from the water
by the means of hooking chains and
later are transferred to a platform
on which they are cut by the means
of an immense grappler, In a manner
Chat no human hand could acconip
lnrh.
The planing machines for ''���" mill
CHEER  UP,  SPINSTERS.
There Are 106 Males to Every 100 Females In This Country.
The population of tbe United States
(exclusive of Alaska. Hawaii. Porto
Pico and other noncontiguous possessions! comprised In 1010. according to
arre now being installed and w'U nrcb    the   last    1'ederal   census.
auWy be ready for    use    In  nhnut    a
month'�� time,    in the meantime   the
saw mill is working half canac'fv  bn'
���when the machines are ready for use
it win be run full  tilt     Ti>- --���'������
ehed* are ryw under the course    of
construction, but the    completion    of
the��� will prohablv take some time.
Tb��" new orTIre of the company. R
tasteful little trunaglow structure fac
ing rn TWcEwen avenue l" now prae-
tteilry finished, and will he occupied
<hrrir>��; the latter rart ef this week
fcy the manager and  office staff.
local smiths. I was told tbat no two
gates of the city were of similar design. anr!;I certainly saw uo single ex-
ample Which wss not In Itself beautiful. - Birge Harrison lu Art and
Progress.
MEN  OF STONE.
Queer  Figures  Dot  tho Crest of the
l Superstitions Mountains.
A'.XU.'Jll Among the natural wonders of the
males and 44.0;iO.OSO females, or 1011 , southwestern portion of this country*
males to every ion females. In Ul'W ' are the Superstitious mountains, which
there were 104.4 males to every 100 j ">o/n no from the arid desert to tbe
females These figures are contnii.ed j east of the Salt river valley.
In a statement issued by Director i)u- I Tbese mountains are so curious that
[ralld of the bureau of the census, de the Indians will have nothing to do
partment of commerce aud labor, and with tinm. In consequence they are
ure based upon a tabulation prepared full of deer, bear and other big game,
under the direction of William C. ! The Superstitious mountains rise out
Hunt, chief statistician for population of the level surface of the desert like
in the census bureau. The figures are , tbe:pyramids of Egypt
preliminary and subject to revision. ! On tbe crest of this unique range and
The excess of males In the I'nlted In full view of the rarefied atmosphere
States is mainly due to the extensive , for an Immense distance from the plain
limnlgratiop, a much larger proportion are hundreds of queer figures, repre- |
of the Immigrants being males than Fentlng men In all attitudes. When
females. In the foreign bom while ' you look first you are sure tbey are
population there are VJ10.2 males lo 100 men. and when you turn your gaze
���tag a axn i V'fC riTsrr I females Uut the native white popula-, again to, tbem you are as absolutely
WT UnKuMll W Ml tlu" l>,sn t"1* ;> s��Kht excess of mules. I rertalDt<*sVtc>as von can be. or ouythlnn.
I\Lriimr\li\>L   Oinil   tlJ9 rAt,0 be,ng I027 to 1Q0 1.   Trt,5|ppeg,0,  ba���   throwers.' out-
  |    The preponderance of males ln the   looks,   mere   viewers   of   the  conntrf
Aggregate   population   of   the   United 1 rounrtahont, men recumticot snd con
"And whut wuil you do. slrT
"Wby, man," said the minister coolly
"I'll Just sell the saddle."
Tbe Itev. Mr. Walker of Connecticut
saw bis friend, the Itev. Mr. Read,
sitting In one of the pews on a Sun
day morning and. leaving tbe pulpit
went to Keud and urged Mm to preacb
for him. Read begged off, as lie wss
providentially detained In town over
the Salihatb snd had no "preparation'
wltb hlin. Rut Walker was pressing,
and ut length bis friend yielded tn his
Importunity and entered the pulpit
Hut be had no text, and after sume re
flection pitched upon Job I. 7. "Then
Satan  answered   the   Lord  and  said
X'ew York, Dec. 31.���Several lively
riots and a number of arreBts toda.t
marked the strike or the garmen1
���workers.' The most serious troubk
was at 'jhe factory of Smith, Gray &
Co., iu ^villlamsburg, whore the police
reserves had to be called out to drive-
back tiOO men and wonien who tried
to Btorm the building. " The strikers
advanced from four directions and
started to climb the lire escapes to
reach the 350 local employees on the
top floor. A few who succeeded In
entering were met by a squad or
clerks and for nearly an hour a flghl
was waged both Inside and outside
the building. The employees on the
upper Hoor helped the police by rain
Ing missile on the heads of tho at
taoklng party. Four. policemen who
bore the brunt of the attack were
badly used up. The reserves stopped.
(he fight, but made no arrests.
The strikers and their sympathizer-
^Hacked several other factories anu
nt one place ten were arrested biifor
quiet was restored. The clothing
manufacturers, after conference this
afternoon, declared that lo per cent
cf the employees of non-union shops
were still at work. The strikers, on
'ho other hand, maintained that thei
i Lirta'ai I foroe  had  been augmented  today  by
r mans oi   25000 recru,t8    The Btr|kPra ne],i sev.
eral conferences during the day and
declared they would accept on compromise. They threatened to extend
the strike to other cities it their demands are not satisfied. William Cor
win, secretury of the Clothing Trade
Association, said that applications
for work had come from more than
one thousand tallm-s In the different
parts of the country,
Fresh from the Gardens
of the  finest  Tea-producing country  in
the  world.
u
SALADA
��
MI
Ceylon Tea.     Sealed Lead Packets Only
Try it���it's delicious. BLACK, MIXED or GREEN.
NEW YEAR'S HONORS
ARE ANNOUNCED
London, Dec. 31.��� Among the New
Year's honors Interesting to Canada
In the list to be published tomorrow
are the following:
K. C. M. Q��� Right Honorable Sir
Kdvard Patrick Morris, premier of
Newfoundland; Honorable Sir James
II. Whitney, premier ot Ontario.
f* M. O., Lieutenant Colonel W. P.
| Anderson, ot Ottawa, lit- the depart
I'loni going to and fro In  the earth > no-nt of marine and  fisheries;   Major
SOIOOl BOARD Will
ami from walking up and down In It"
From this passage lie drew the doctrine snd announced It boldly, that tbe
devil was a great Walker, fie rung
the changes on the name of Ills friend
till Hie people signified tbelr notice by
a general smile.
Walker took tbe pulpit In the after-
noou and returned bis friend's compliments by tnkltiK for bis text Matthew
il. 7. "A reed shaken with the wind"
"The doctrine uf the teat," lie said. "l��
the   Instability   of   Honda"     On   this
Zeachary Taylor Wood, of the ft. N
W. M. P., Dawson; George Thomas
MP;', s-ccrolary-treastirer of (he Com
monwiallh of Australia; Hon. T. Qtiln
lap. !:'������ speaker or the Western Au*
tral'an legislator*, .
Kinc's police medal. John C. M?
Itae, late chief of police of Winnipeg
ii'd to W. P. Traynor and II. Brown,
of the Winnipeg city police.
.Kn'ghts bachelor. John Stephen
Wlllls"n. editor of the Toronto New
and  Canadian   correspondent of    the
nrdon 7T,n,es;   Hon    Aiimieto n��B|��n
We Invite You
���whether you buy much or little, or don't buy
at all���to call in here and look over our varied
and extensive stock of all that is NEWEST and
BEST in
Jewellery
Cut Glass
Silverware
and Watches
JOHN B. GRAY
The Jei eller
608 Columbia Street
Phone 338
t. m. Mccormick
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE
Phone 927.     Suit IB, B. C. E. R. Depot, New Westminster
��� B. C.     |
till)     ustn illty    or    ueiius mi   tins     '""   ' ,        -j'��� i,��� ��.�� on�� Unw
.&* a, dl-c-veie., ,U,  .tea*   w,�� U-^f^S "bin"    and
Ihjt he hud never v^utured hi- wii In | w���,���' �����'w   on   ������,   sunreme     court
tlw.piilplt ut the expense ot his trienrt
Wulker.
In   [lie  south  of  New   Jersey   some
Ccqji.lam Trustees Have Busv Time i Ktntes Is most marked In the Pacific | templatrve. others murtlng u foot race ��� years ago there traveled over sniiie ur
mul  uionntalu  divisions  (far   western | and fln every conceivable posture and | the hardest counties a good,  faithful
seni
b'-nch;     Frederick    William    Taylor
manager of the Hank ot Montreal    in
Ixindon.
���Male Teacher for Blue Mountain   School.
At a meeting or the Coqultlam only geographic division In which
school board held on Saturday, Mr. A. ther,> Is a slight excess of females over
itrehiuit in the chair, Miss Chappel. ui.iles. There are only five states In
a former teachor, was appointed to wliieri females outnumber males-
East CorrniiUam school, and Mr. Dou-   ������me,|y, Massachusetts, Rhode Island.
states), wltn ratios In 10111 of respec j position,. They are not real flesh and
lively, ll'!).."! and U'7..') mules to 100 fe- j Wood men. however���nothing but stone
male*. The proportion of males Is . syenite��� yet nothing can convince the
lowest In New Bnglsnd, this being the (Indians  that   they   are   not   genuine.
Tbey s��y tbey are real mortals turned
a;an to uluo Mountain school, North
road, in place of Miss Oswald, re
signul Mr. Dougan Is the firii male
teacher to teach in the Dine Mountain
school. Iloth tcachere take up their
duties after the Christmas vacation.
In deference to  the  petition  of
Maryland,  North Carolina and  South
Carolina.
Women Students In Germany.
Nowhere" In the world have the universities   n   more   masculine   outward
number of  residents  of  Port  Moody I napect than In Germany, and yet, If
the board  visited   tho   proposed   site I We may Judge hy recent statistics, fem
for a new school on the Port Mood
road, between Port Moody and Coquit I
lam. It is probable the site will c-i j
adopted and the Bchool erected there. |
the matter will be. finally dealt with .
by the new board next month. Mean j
Hinie a committee was appointed tc
irrepare data for submission to tin j
government
liilsin Is surely gaining ground eren
In these strongholds. It Is now only
four years since women were hy law
allowed to study at German universities. Now they represent f> per cent
ssf I he Incorporated students. Berlin
counts Nl.-> (by far the largest niim
hen: Bonn. 8.TB; (iocitingcn. 'J^-l:
Three new school sites were agreed ; Xl""''I'.   1SS;   Heidelberg.   HIS;   1'rel-
irptm-  St. .lanrs park, Bt Mary's hill j burg,   1411:   llreslau.  llt-l.  and   Leipzig.
and First Division 103, To llils total It Is necessary to
A  fourth   was  called   tor,   hut     no , odd i rly  l.Wlo unattached student*,
aeftriile decision  arrived  at. j milking the grand total of women sin
to stone, petrified by tbe peculiar con
dltloo of I lie air In tbe mountains.
This belief has grown out of an
Apache legend, banded down for hundreds of years. They have It that an
ancient chief who had learned or tbe
curlons character or tbe Superstitious
mountains forbade any or his people to
go there. A large band, however, one
day discovered a way to get ln by a
precipitous route and finally reached
tbe top. It resulted as tbe chler had
said, and they never got down alive.���
St. Louhfiilobe Democrat
'    I;-1 '	
'Nothing More to Live For.
hard   working   brother   named   .lnii.es I MOpFY   A   NATION'S   SYMBOL
Moore.    He was devoted to tbe Itluer- j ���
nncy and s true loyal .Methodist, plain. ' Its Appearance Refleote the Character
pointed and sharp In all his preuchlng I ef Its People.
and exhortations    He bad been labor !    The form taken by money in each
lug a year on one of his circuits, and. < country is a curiously accurate Indies-
berore  leaving  for his  new  field,  lie i tion of the character and tastes of tbe
gave his people bis farewell sermon    Inhabitants thereof, writes Jsmes Dar-
At the close he said: i enport Wbelpley In tbe Century.  The
"My dear brethren, this Is my lust stately English banknote of splendid
address to you. I sra going from you, ; workmanship and uncompromising s*v
and you may never boar the voice or I verity, tbe German note wltb Its rud*
James Moore again." j proportions and florid styl* of finish,
���Amen!" csme loudly from the seat . tne American certiflcst* of most con-
before him. i Te���ient   slzei   perfect   workmsusblp.
He looked st ihe man wltb a llttte : crispness of design and wltb the glint
surprise; but. thinking It was a mis |ofthemeta, U 8tnnds for; the slovenly
take,  weat  on.    "My  days on  earth ; ������,,������ m airt��. carelessly
will soon be numbered. 1 am an old
man and yon may not only never hear
tbe voice of James Moore, but never
Wltboilf question tne Scots curler of I "^ his face again
whom   Lord   l.yveden   tolls   In   Pry s
Amen!" was shnnted rrom the same j
Magniilne placed tbe proper value on ; ���""��� more vigorously than hernre.
A vote of thanks wna passed to Mr
Vnpitas. of the Mvrlle cs'��, fe- his
kindness in entertaining t,,p cv>'Mrr>-
to wroprr. Mr. Panpna was promptc'
toUM* yindiv entertainment in appro
%*ra��ion of their axnellent Christ"!
exhibition.
dents In Gcrnian.v 4,."iO0.-
Gasettc.
���Westminster
PORT MOODY INCORPOrtATION
Recreant Lawyers.
Nineteen lawyers have been disbar
red In New York city, borough of Man
Italian, since Ihe first of the year, and
Ihe eases of thirty three more are lie
fore referees appointed liv Ihe appel
COMMITTEE ADJOURNED |n)e girMon of the supreme cniirl
More than 300 complaints against other
nw.vers liave been filed wilh Ihe conn
M'l for Ihe grievance committee of Ihe
New York City liar association, some
lif which have been uclod upon.-Green
ling.
A rather stormy meeting of the
tmUipuycra of Port Moody was In m
lam night In Ik uniu s hull. The.
partially considered the details winch
arere occtmsary to be embodied In tht
private bill lo ho submitted to thi
private bills committee at the cuii
tug session of tbe provincial leglsla
.tare.
The conflict arose, not from any
antagonism to the Incorporation ot
fort Moody into a city, hut from an
idea that the meeting was held at such
abort noiin that the great majorlt)
���at property holders and ratepayer..
bad not had sufficient notice of the
sat riinr especially those non-resident
Ultimately, aficr much fruitless [111
cnasion, on the motion cf Mr, J H
WcNlecc. the meeting was adjourned
-fn ftlvn iln.se estcri all: rosidi nt and
lartere iiod an   < ���,...> rl i; I ::i:i-
their voices Ik- heard.
T^e Hrv. Mr. Vi i abh I a id Mr r
Hallran were added i" the Incorpora
tion r.nmmlttce and the next mei tln���
���was fiied Tor the 10th Inst.
Incidentally it was mentioned that
*he adjournment would cost $.100.
Morgan's Test of Seamanship.
3. P. Morgan. It Is told, adopted an
Ingenious way of securing n captain
for III* Corsair. He Inquired of the
j captains of some of Ihe White Star
liners for a list of competelil first and
second officers, When I hose were fur
nlshed he asked for their previous
month's wine cards, anil the one bav
Ing the lowest wlue charge against
l.i-u was chosen.
his s|sir^.
Diiilnsj s curling match In Switzerland Uie skip ol one or the teams, who
happened. In ls> a Scotsman, was so de
lighted with the accursle shot of one
uf bis. team that he was beard to ail
dress him id the following manner:
'Lie down unit dee, tu,,u: lie down
snd rlev ,-, Yell never lay n finer static
nor Unit It ye live In tie a hundred "
Weird Slory of a Chair.
lo tbe iiiiiseniii at Cape 1'owu Is
shown au old rashloned, high hacked
wooden .���bulr, to whl' h attaches a
weird story It la related that the
chair Is the one In which Ihe Dutch
governor wits found silting dead a Tew
moments after the execution of a ��oi-
dler whom be mid sentenced to be
banged unrl who ou bis doom beins
pronounced solemnly culled upon his
cnndeniner to accompany him to the
throne or tbe Supreme Judge.
Odd.
Everett Rhlnn. whose paintings of
tinllet glris have made him wen known,
suld at a dinner In New lurk:
"Very few.srtlsts can draw n horse.
yet any horse can draw an artist, and,
by tbe same token, few artrMs cnu
paint's ballet girl, yet any lis I let girl
can paint herself."���New York Press.
Mother as an Accelerator.
Slipped on Java.
The story  goes that -lava was lost to
tin-   Hi'IiImIi  crown   through   geograph
l-iil !-.:ii..r.-ioie When the British were I m* "> >"k ,hr umtliet ol the hrlde It
lii'gullilting Willi the Dutch early In ��h* has iiotblng to -uv before I proceed
Ihe hist century a trembling secretary j wltn ">e ccremotiy.    None of  Mother
I'here was no inlstiiklng the design
now The preacher looked at the man.
He knew him to he n hard grinding
man. stingy and niei-ctless to the |M��or.
Hi iitmiied With his iiihiress-    "May
the   Lord   liletts   nil   those   of   roll   who
have done yoiti  diuv   w lio have tion
nreil   him   wltb   vonr  substance,   who
i hare been kind to ihe pnijr and " pans
! Ing  mid  looking   the Intrude!   stralcht
| In   the eye anil  pointing  lo  hlin  with
his   finger,   "nuiy    hN   curse   rest   on
! those who have cheated Ihe Lord inn!
i ground   the   |ioor   under   Ihelr   Invis
' Say amen to Hint, brother!"
lie was nnl Interrupted again.
It wits the IN-7   llottinnd Hill'* habit
! to   ride   to   church   In  an   old   family
carriage, a practice too aristocratic   in
I the lodgment of one of hi* flock.'who
| determined to rebuke it     It whh pus-
| fcimsrj  In   Ills cllilliel  fm   notes to he
sent  to the pulpit   rei|iiest1ng |irsver��
for   various objects,  non nne Satilintb
HIM  was iiroceedltig with the resiling
nf   ihese   requests   ss  usual   when   ha
found himself In ihe uildst nt mie tn
the following purport:
"l'��-nier�� are requested for the Itev
Mi HIM thm he mnr lie more hiiiulile
and like tils divine Muster, who in
sienrt of riding In a carriage, was con
lent tn he borne on nn ima."
Having renrt the nnttco. he lifted
the -ncclHi-lcs to his forehead und.
toi.klng   iironnd   the   house    lilmprvnti
cut and to be carefully Inspected befor*
It Is accepted us genuine, and then th*
beads and shells of tbe savage.
There Is no better illustration of this
reflective character than the money of
France. Carefully adjusted ln size to
fit tbe wallet carried by every caretul
Frenchman���aad till frenchmen are
carerul or money ���line or texture, artistic In design and ligbt an ! delicate In
coloring, It possesses a fineness beside
wblch the money ot other nations looks
cold and brutal. In the sume way tbe
French show fineness and subtlety in
their manner ot living, their loves and
bates, their crimes, their politics, tbelr
lighting, and even In their trade and
manufacturing. Tbey have no real
competitors in this.
The   Proof  in  the   Paying.
"That," said Mr. Iliistln Stax, "Is a
magnificent art treasure."
"How do yon know? By the painter's signature."
"No;" by my own signature on the
check I gave the art dealer."
You Know Him?
Gabe���That guy Is a regular human
electric sign.
Steve���In what way?
Gabe.���H* always looks tough In
laytlme and Ut up at night.
The Popular Shoe Store
Open Evenings Till 9 O'clock 641 Front Street
OUT OF THE HIGH RENTAL DISTRICT
CHEAPER THAN  OTHER  FIRM'S SALE   PRICES.
THE SPOT FOR GOOD GOODS AND EXTRAORDINARY VALUE.
WESTMINSTER SNAP SPECIALISTS.
Sole agents for Westminster for ths fsmous K Boat*.   Depot for
Leckle's Boot* and Ahrsn's School Shees.
A  $20,000 Stock to Select From
Hassam Paying Co., of B. C., Limited
Layers of Hassam Compressed Concrete (Patented)
ENGINEERING CONTRACTORS   '
ESTIMATES and DESIGNS fURNISHED
^B^nnapt
"Lord Strathcona's Gift.
Banlt Ste.  Marie, Ont, Dec. 111.���A
���Jew Tear's gin   in   the   form of   a
��*jBque for V-1111"   was received    this
pointed cut to Lord Liverpool Hint the
Dutch   claimed   the   Island   of   Java.
".lava: where Is .lava?  Let 'etn have
It!" ruined bis lordship.
Shot His Wife.
Galveston, Tex.. Dec. 31.���A. M.
rnlng from Lord Strathrona by tho Funk, of Cleveland, ()., today shot and
M. C. A. executive.    The gift  fol-1 killed his wife in a hotel here, then
the receipt by him of a pictur" turned the gun on himself. Inflicting
Ot>   new   JSO.oiiO   building,    now |a wound that may result fatally. Their
completed j ten-year-old son witnessed shooting.
that   It   wiiw   unite   true   he   hail    n
ftiTl-lry    Clerk     It    Is     essui-y    tor    fnlltr'iil  the   fault  SI letted,   but   II   Ihe
writer wmild utep nrnund tn ihe venfrv
dimr after nervier, vadilieo mid
bridled, he would have no objection tu
ride home, after his Master's example,
on the hack nf sn sss.-Ueorge Bancroft Griffith In New York Tribune.
(In background!-All I hare to say In
tbat If I badn't hud n good deal to say
already they never would have landed
here.���Meggendorfer matter.
Is Sir Wilfrid Right?
Sir Wrlfrld Laurler onys that the
commercial traveller Is always the
prince of good fellows. Always? Suppose he is carrying fourteen trunks 30
miles across country in a sleigh and
one of them Is lost on the road.
He (triumphantly reading from a
newspaper) ��� "Suffragette speaker
heckled by geese at a country fair."
"Ha, ha! Even the geeBt are against
woman suffrage, my dear."
She (contemptuously)���"That's because they are geese.���Tlt-BIts.
For Rent
7-roomcd house, fully modern
with furnace and kitchen ranga,
linoleum and blinds. Lease It
required, $25.00 per month.
8-room house, one bloek from
car, $16.00 per month.
5-room house, modern, with
basement, $20.00
Warner, Bangs & Co.
Phon* 1024.
Coldicutt  Blk.     East Burnsby.
Get Down
To This
We are selling lots on Douglas Road which are
larger, better and cheaper than anything else in Bur-
naby. Where can you buy a lot in Burnaby today,
quarter of an acre in area, at so low a price as $425 ?
This is no 33x120, two by four lot, but a decent chunk
worth a half more money. Yes sir!
See them. Come in and see us and we will gladly show you them.
ThePeoplcsTmstCou!?
451 Columbia Street     . Phcne 669 WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
paoe nvf
i
BALLROOM AT BALMORAL
BATHE IN BLAINE
FOR CHAMPIONSHIP
Jack Thompson, Local   Middleweight,
to Go Six Round* with Yordy
In Belllngham.
*} 	
No little Interest is being enhhVtei!
in tbe six round mill between Jack
'Thompson, of this city, and Hart
Yordy, of Bellingham. which takai
place in Blaine this evening.
Thompson, seen yesterday, was
confident of gaining the decision ami
will enter the ring w(th the intention
or settling once and for all the am
billons of Yordy to capture the chain
pionshlp of the Northwest.
Quite a crowd have declared their
Intention of invading the Amerlcnn
border city, ready to back their
favorite to the limit.
contention that he was innocent."
According to the prison official:
Becker plainly shows the efects of hi.
confinement ln the death bouse.
LEFT HANDED PITCHERS.
PICK TEAM TO PLAY
CITY LEAGUE STARS
The following is the team selected
to play- againBt a picked team of the
City League at Moody park this after
noon: Phillips, goal; McAllister mid
Shlldrlck, backs; Craig, McLaren,
Kellock, halves; Barclay, Halg. Batt
son, Jaeger and Priest, forwards.
Tim Mahoney will handle th��
whistle.    Kick-off at 2:30 o'clock.
Chan** to Meet Farrel.
1,ob     Angeles,     Deo.     81.���Prank
Chance, former manager of the Chicago National league team, today announced that he would leave his home
nt Klendora, Cal.. for Chicago. Chance
expected  to  tneet Prank  Farrell
the consideration of an offer to
former Cub leader.	
OPEN HOUSE AT
IHE MCA. TODAY
Jacketball,  Bowling,   Indoor
��� nd Other Games Feature  Nsw
Year's Day Program,
*
They Get Soaroer Every Year and May
Soon Be Extinet.
Por some time past there bss been s
rumor going tbe baseball rounds that
tbe left banded pitcher is rupidly be
coming an extinct species. Every club
In baseball Is anxious to have on Its
payroll at least one and If possible two
"left paws," but hundreds of teams
Uave none. Left handed twlrlers art
jo greatly valued In tbe major leaguef
st present tbat the scouts sent out to
look over talent In tbe minors sre Instructed to try to dig up as many
promising offside twlrlers as possible
The searchers proved that but little
could be accomplished in tbe desired
direction.
One of tbe best known scouts ln tbe
business is Arthur Irwin, tbe veteran
talent hunter of tbe New York Americans, and to quote what be said recently seems to sum up the situation tn a
nutshell. "I've combed the bnsb
leagues this year aa never before,"
quoth he, "and never did I see such a
scarcity of southpaws. They are not
to be bad. My experience is the same
ns that of otber scouts wltb whom I
have talked. I cannot account for It
except that left bsnded persons are getting scarcer in all walks of lire, in
my travels this season 1 snw very few
twlrlers of this kind, snd I'll venture
the prediction thst 1013 will see fewer
new southpaws ln the big leagues than
In any season In twenty-live years."
If this turns out to be the case tbe
few winning offside pitchers that will
be wltb tbe majors next yeur will prob
ably be carefully nursed.    But should
the left handed dinger become praett
cally extinct It will prove a great relief to tbe batters, only a comparative
ly few of whom can learn to be equally
| expert hilling the ball from either side
of (he plate.   It Is a pretty safe wager
; that   if   a   few   years   hence   the  lilg
j leagues were practically  without  lefl
handed heavers and nil the boys were
batting right handed nearly all of the
Baseball   t,mc  ,Dcr batting  would   tncroase  nt
least one-third over the present gait
Ed A. tioewey in l.fwllrs.
for
the
Has Lost the "Horrible Tartan of Victorian Times."
The ballroom at Balmoral, where
Cie usual tenants' dance t ok place recently, ij a very different place Irnm
i'hat it wan in the reign of the lata
Queen Victoria, when, not to put too
lira a point on it, it presented a
most dinzy appearance.
The wnlls in the=e days were hunn
with what The Gentlewoman call* "a
horrible tartan" desiitncrl hy the lati
Prince Consort. Queen Victnrio woulil
never allow it to he removed, though,
often urged to do so by the late King
Edward. So soon as the late Kim*
came tn the throne he had the wliols
nl the--e hangings removed and tin)
place thoroughly redecorated.
It was his desire to stive an minimi
hall here to the dwellers in Lie surrounding residences, but, for one res.
son or another, this was never carried
into effect, and the tenants' ball is
the only one that now takes place
when the cnuit is In residence at Hal
moral, hough those living st the
house are allowed to have a dance
here either st Christmas or the New
Year. ,
The Prince of Wales, Prince Alhert
and Princess Mary are each skilled st
danrintr either reel or strathspey, and
were delighted to have an opportunity
of showing their prowess in this direction to the King and Queen the
other day.
The hall soil the smoking room at
Balmoral are deeply interesting, it
only for the number of heads ol stag",
thst sdorn the walls, each shot by a
distinguished sportsman. There are,
to be seen here, for example, a fine
Royal" brought down by the late
Czar of Russia, and another by the
present Czar, while two or three heads
are here that fell before the rifle of
the   Kaiser.
The head of the first stag shot by
the present Kine is in close proximity
to that flint by tho late Duke of Clarence and Avondale. Thoss at the castle arc now looking lorwsrd to a very
interesting addition t/> these tr iphies
in the shape of the first stsg shot by
Prince Henrv, the third son of their
Majesties. This will in due course b��
planed alongside those which represent the maiden efforts i f the Prince
nl  Wales and Prince  Albert.
Curiously enough in the whole ol
this collection, which extends to some
hundreds of heails, there is not one
that lias fallen before the gun nl s
lady shut. Indeed Queen Victoria had
very strong views about ladies figuring in the shooting field, and these
si ��� maintained by the present Qieen.
We Sell Skates and Skating Shoes
McCulloch and Automobile Tube Skates. Also large assortment' of
other makers such as Starr Manufscturlng Company snd Bokers
Special Boys' Hockey Skates at 75c per psir. McPharson's Lightning
Hitch Hockey Boots, $4.00 per pair. Skates screwed on boots free
of charge.
M.J. KNIGHT&CO^ Ltd.
55 8IXTH 8TREET.
PHONE 237.
S. STEEL CORPORATION
INVADES   CANADA.
Now York, Dec. 31,���The United
States Steel corporation yesterday decided to erect a twenty million dollar
plant at Sandwich, Out.
Tlie   plant   will   include   blast   fur-
 is,  wire,  rail,  structural and  bar
mills. It was also decided to form a
Canadian  subsidiary.
It 1b conlsdered probable that a
bond Issue will be negotiated to meet
tbe cost.
Wss 104 Yesrs Old.
New York. Dec. HI.���Miss Ellen
Horgan. a department store "girl,"
104 years old, who was dusting counters at the store every morning up to
a few days ago, died from bronchitis
In her lonely little flat. In a few
weeks more, she had said she would
be 105 years old.
9THS
was, (51,228.65, as compared with
(45,795 tor tbe corresponding period
of 1911.
The customs office is keeping pace
with the other offices in the city, an
increase of $137,509.38 being noted
over the twelve months of 1911. The
receipts of December fell considerably below those of December, 1911,
but this was more than offset by
the totals of tbe year.
$50,000 Gift.
Manchester. Conn., Dec. 31.���The
Girls' Friendly Society of St. Mary's
Bplsconal church received a Christmas gift valued at $50,000 today when
Mrs. Arthur Cheney, of Boston, announced that she had given the society her residence and the large
grounds surrounding It.
G6VEINNENT SERVERS
AFIEI RIGKEFELLER
(Continued from page one)
all night and If necessary all day tomorrow and tomorrow morning will be
relieved by another squad of sentinels. Mr. Riddell declared that only
lack of authority forbade him from
entering the house by force. He explained that he was powerless under
law to Berve the subpoena as long
as Mr. Rockefeller choses to "keep
himself locked up."
FOR RENT
Four roomed flat in the Marjoribanks Building on Begble street,
close to Columbia, All conveniences. Rent $80.00 per month. Possession January 1.
Store on Begble street, near Columbia; size 20 feet by 66 feet.
Possession about January 1.   Will lease/
WESTMINSTER TRUST, LIMITED
J. J. JONES, Managing Director.
H*ad Office:  28 Lorns Street,     New Westminster.
PROSPEROUS YEAR
IN WESTMINSTER
(Continued from page one)
; .���     -.��i* ��t * j f-
Thc second annual New Year's day
reception will be held today. A full
program has been prepared and there
will be something doing all the time.
In the morning an Indoor baseball
match between the aenlors and the
high school boys will start the ball
rolling. This game promises to be a
fight to the finish aa the school boys
are going to try and wipe off the defeat of a couple of weeks ago.
During the afternoon the game
room will be the scene of a billiard
and pool tournament. At 3:15 a basketball match between the leaders or
class A and a team picked from the
class will be played. The two best
bowling teams of tbe association will
battle for supremacy on the bowling
alleys. The alleys are proving very
popular and some good scores have
been made and, aa the best of the
bowlers are playing It Is sure to be a
good game.
ln tbe evening at 7:46 the H.C.I I.R
meet tbe Cuba in a basketball fixture
and at 8:30 tbe "Do It Now" class ot
tbe Sixth Aventte church will play
the Baraca class of the Baptist church
a game of volley- balL Following this
the First and Second basketball teams
of the Association meet for the first
time this season. The second team
is ln fine form and expert to put It
all over the First team while the
otber side are equally sure or winning.
To close the day's program an exhibition '1 swimming, diving and life
saving will be put on.
The public are cordially invited to
attend at any time during the day
and a corps of young men will be on
band to welcome yon and to show you
the various departments of the work.
The ladles are especially Invited tit
attend.
,1
THE, LATKIJI VIOLINS..   ;
BECKER SAYS IT
IS A FRAME UP
Man Found Guilty of Murder of New
York G��mhhrr Say* H* Does Not
Know Can Man.
It Is an Instrument In Triplicate, and
It Plays Itself.
The latent Invention Ik a violin thai
plays itself. People wbu have beard It
s.-iy that it piiKsesspx the delicacy or
touch aud sweetness Of tone of a Uu
lulled player.
Iteully tbe mechanical violin consist*
of three Instruments. Tbe bow Is a
circular hoop of horsehair, which travels around continually. Standing on
end inside the hoop are tUree violins.
Alniig tbe necks-of the Instrument*
stretch n row of uncanny tlugera thai
run up and down tbe wiring* Just like
real linger*. Tbe violins stand Imek
shout uu Inch from tbe movlug Uoup or
liiiisebalr. ngainat wblch tbey lire push
ed at the right moment when tbe note
is hi ruck.
The bnrdest lone* to pley present no
difficulties to this marvelous flddle. it
I* not likely to replace tbe human player In tbe orchestra for some time st
least, us tbe cheapest kind costs ��400.
Like must machine*, however. It
lucks one thing. II cannot tune Itseir.
When ouy ��f Ihe notes get Hat th*
Hiring* have In be tightened by * mere
mail lu almost tbe tun* Wiiy a* au ordinary vlollu.-reaneoa'x Weekly.
ing November and December this, it
is declared, does not in any way Indicate the condition of the building Industry. As a matter of fact the ma-
onty of the buildings for which per
mits were taken out during the year
ire now In the course of construction
.nd the contractors have practically
.11 they can do at the present time.
The total civic receipts during 1911,
*lth  the exception of the local    1m-
rovement ta��es,  totalled $560,444.39,
���s against $426,999.05 for 1911.    The
otal Increase was in the    neighbor
iood of 31 per cent.    The light rate
���eceipts increased 16 per cent., while
he receipts from  water showed    or
advance ol SO per cent.
The   market,   contrary  to  expecta
Ions, failed to recover the slight deficit made during the summer on last
year's figures:   but. towards the end
of the year, the receipts from    this
���ource l^,oreu ctinsideiaS'y-
The members of the 1912 council
are naturally pleased that their term
ot ottlce should com* to a conclusion
Poachers' Tricks.
In these days ol shootinz elates in
Iho north of England which sre let
lor thnusinds oi pounds to aristocratic ?port?men anil sportswoman for
the session, and which ire carehilly
preserved from the depredations ol
lynchers by viuilant (tamekeepers, it
j might naturally be supposed that the
question, "Is poaching profitable?"
would be answered in the negative.
Accordine to 111? confessions' nf nn experienced g-mekeeper, however, tbe
modern poectf.-t ii * very clever and
up-UviTutn individual, and, in spite ot ruider ouch ausstcUSS* etrcumatancas.
II  precautions,  munv of the" grouse (They consider tbe Wonderful showing
Wednesday  and  Thursday
The Lion Tamer's
i   Revenge
Two Reels.
A Clnes-Klslne sensational
story. A story in which lion*
play an Important part. A Jealous lover, with the assistance
of a clown, lures his rival and
the girl into the den of lions.
The woman manages to escape
later to accuse the murderer,
but the lover is mangled to
death by the infuriated lions.
C A. WELSH
THE PEOPLE'S GROCER
THREE BIG STORES
PHONES:
MAIN 8T0RE, 193 and 443. SAPPERTON BRANCH, 478.
WE8T END BRANCH, 350.
-1912-
Has been tbe best year In our business history. During Uie year
just gone we have made many new friends and by our untiring efforts to please have cemented stronger our older friendships. It is
to old, new and prospective customers that in ���
-1913-
we wish them three hundred and sixty-five days of health, happiness
and prosperity and to assure tbem the same select stock to choose
from, the same attentive service, and a delivery second to none ln
Westminster.
- Driven by the Ben.
Sun beat, ha* been eUleMwfttlly avert
to raise steam in uu mclm- In Kgypt.
The suuiMiwer plant ami engine are
tbe Invention nf Frank Sliiiniau uf
Philadelphia. The beating apparatus
consist* of .'���?_��� boxes of sln-et Iron.
euch three feet ��i|iiurt��. framed Hi stout*
Wood nail covert*! wltb two stui'ta of
glint*, neparated by an air *>mce of
���me Inch All these are. mounted mi
trestle*, facing due south, with a surface nf ft.l)0u Miuiirr feet exposed to
the sun's rays.' Further beat from the
same source I* concentrated oil the
(Mixes by six foot mirror*., and s temperature of ���**�� degree* F.. more Hum
double bulling point, can lie obtained
In (hi* way. The *nn iwwrr engine I*
adapted for tine In tropical climates,
when* th* cost of fuel la considerable.
Albany,1 N.Y., Dee. 81.���Charles
Becker, under sentence of death for
having Instigated the murder of Herman Rosenthal, the New York gamb
' ler, Insists he does .not know th* four
gunmen who shot Rosenthal, accord-
' ing to the superintendent ot state prlri
ons. The other prir-o" c.�� are occupants of the same row of cells ae
BecJim, near the death house.
"I have talked With Becker on several occasions sinoe lie was received
at Sing Sing prison," said Col. Scott
today, "and he Insist* that his convic-
- tion was a frame-up. I don't care to
undertake to'say - Whether be knows
the gunmen who are in prison.
"I have enjoyed esveral visits with
Becker and found blm Interesting.
The insistence which ha* character!*
ed his statements that he does not
know the gunmen and that his conviction was ObUhtea by what he call
ed a frame-up, wonld lead One to
liken bis ease to tbat of Albert T.
Patrick, wh6 aster .wavered In his
Americans and Seep.
There Is * serious absence of cats
soap from the hotels on the tourist belt
of west Scotland, and nearly all of tbe
soap supply Is In liquid or powder form.
A correspondent of th* London Cliron
Iclt report* that th* spray and th* trickle were safeguards against th* lf*a-
kees. No American tourists, he was
told, can see a hotel cake of soap without putting It lo his pocket, provided
be Is unobserved. "Thi..- are a splendid people to deal with." said on* of
tha hotel keepers, "but unchained, portable soap I* tbelr undoing."
"That matter of soap Is on* of th*
International quarrels of mannsrs," observe* th* Chronicle. "Th* whitest
American is *��� dishonest about a cak*
of soap a* th* blackest of,. M*- compatriot* Is ���bout chicken*, fit* will
steal anybody'* cak* of soap.
"And Just across tb* channel yon find
countries where yea carry your own
soap and would a* soon think of a
public cak* of wop aa of a
toothbrush."
fftil in London markets are r.auuht hy
ether means than those wl -!i the law
��;inw.��.
Many poachers havs been known tn
���hont grouse for a week helnrr the
moon are open hy getting behind
hills; so .list the noise of their gun*
H lessened. i"rircipally, however,
ihcy make their capturer with dogj
snd snares. The dogs which accompany the poachers are specially trained and very sagaciou". They stand
motionless or move forward almost
crawlinir, or lie down on the gratf at
the right wood Irom their ms'ters. Tn
train these dog* to this pitch of perfection talic: years of perserertui!
wurk.
Limbless Legislstor.
When a division is called in the
British Parliament the member? troop
into either iie aye lobby or the no
lobby, pass the division clerks���who
tick off nn their obeisance? In Ihe
teller*. whn��c duty it is to ecitnt the
numbers. But it hsi occasionally
h.'ppcmd thst members have been
allowed, owing to physical infirmity.
tn vote without leaving the bench on
which they ill,
The most remarkable instance of
th i exercise of thst privilege was provided in the ess* of McMurrough
Ksvnnagh. an Irish Conservative
hc-ne ruler who was elected tn Parliament in the 70'?. He had neither
arms nor le|i< and hsd to he carried
in Lnd nut nf Ihe House, snd it was
irrsngp'" that in' every division thi��
teller? thou'd approach him snd ask
in what lobby he wished to vote. Incidentally it should he ssld that he
'���ml trained himself tn writ by lixinc
the pen l.i his miuth, and that he
'vus - ready snd fluent speaker. Hi?
'on. Walter Ksvanagh. tat In the
lust Parliament as a supporter nf Mr.
Redmond i-nd the Irich Nationalist
pu-ty.
Rotimore Stories.
Hero ar; snmo stories from Lord
Rossmore'* new bonk:
"Percy La Tonche Is Ihe leading
sportsman if Ireland. He has s keen
sen��n of humor, and when the lute
King once i.luyfully hit him over the
shoulders with his walking-slick he
I rn,ed to hi* majesty and isid. in
rather rueful manot-r: 'Sir, I don't
know whether you've knighted mje.nr
broken jmy coll*f-hnhe.>"
"The late King wss * great'Mlckfer
itbobt tl.e rrnnor "get up' for ljie races.
'' Epsnm by some oversight' 1 wa<
not wearing the silk hnt demanded
by etlqtuttr. The prince looked si
mi critically Irnm lop (o. toe. *nd
said, half in Je<t and half It reproof:
"Well. Rdssmore, havo you corns
r-r-r��ttlngr'"      	
Bacon vs. Beef.
Bacon seems to be even better liked
m England than bsef. The imports nl
bacon last year were 4.838.788 hundred,
���eight against 3,801,380 in 1910. wherein the imports ol trosen beat wen
mailer In 1011 (3,<*D.07I) than in
.010 (3,760.878).
disss Paqtoiy Burned.
Chicago, Deo. 81.���Jftra completely
destroyed tbe plant of the Standard
Glass Company today, causing a los*
of $250,000. The heaviest low was to
the stock, which wa* worth, (300,000.
Crossed wires believed to b* cau*e.
made as in the natirre- ot a reward
or their efforts. And. undoubtedly to
Mayor Lee and the progressive administration of his council, is due a great
deal of credit for the remarkable
mowing made.
Mr. J. J. McKay', (he City treasnrer
Is delighted with tin? pi-ogreM inado
during the year; and, speaking yestnr I
lay to a News representative, de5-
dared that, though he had only been
���> office two vears. the 1912 record
for civic receipts was unapproached
in the history of the city.
"Things are coming along very sat
Isfactory," he exclaimed.
The returns from the Dominion
office departments and tbe land registry office also show remarkable gains.
Evidence that the real estate ac-
���ivlty in the city Is in keeping with
the general progress Is contained ln
the fact that the receipts of the registry office increased by 32 per cent,
over the flgures of 1*11. The returns
'or the twelve months lost ended total
(127,259.08, as against $95,405.47 fo-
(h* corresponding twelve months. A'
���nost exceptional Jump Indeed. Th��
'otal fees taken out- during the yea-
nnmnered 11,178. whim In 1911 but
ir.91 wore issued. The charges for
1912 amounted to 7735 as against 4724
for 1911.
The record of the Westminster post
tflco during the past year is a sure
barometer of the growing prosperity
of the city.
Every department or f<�� filfe*
shows oji Increase from that of form
r yeiit-i and. when seen yesterday
r>p��tnips.tf McDonald was a happy
man. It has been the best year in
���ho history of the office. The post
-ringer '��� also well pleased with the.
���vork of his staff.
Increase In Sales.
The stamp sales during the month
of December Increased over 20 per
cent, over that of Isst year, ��503.*������
s��'n�� taken In last month, while only
$4843.65 wa* taken ovgr the counter
luring December, 1911.
The same results aremotlced at the
noney order department where an
Increase of 471 Is noticed, the figures
being: December, 1912, 3551; Decern-.,
ber^ 1911. 3180. Commissions. Decern
ber. 1912, $448.09; December, J9.li
1348.98. Box rent*. December,
J1S1:  December, 1911, $98.75.
The following figures tell the
it the year** record:
Stamp  sale���1911, $39,333.32;
M2.8S6.29.
Money order*���1911, 24,628;
UI.68J.
Commission*���1911, $3438.75;
$4450.31.
Box   rent*���1911,   $2176.45;
$2296.45.
Similar Increases are noted   at the
Dominion land office and also Iq the
mining returns.
These are ae follows:
Dominion   lands���December,   1912
$464.30; December, 1911, $82.60.
Receipts   during   th*   past   nine
months: \
Dominion   land*���1913,   $11,109.41:
1911. $1415.10.
Mining   return* ��� 1913,   $532167;
1911, $B3t5.T��. ,'
The cr��wn timber offloe receipt* for
TJs��)��mb*r, 1912, totalled $6018.78. a*
compared with $2438.80 for the eor-
responding period last y*ar. A* the
fiscal year do** not *n*> until Maren
t, the annual figure* cannot b* ��Jv��
at th* present time. For th*
months, endfmr December M, th* total
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PAGE  SIX
THE NEW WESTMMSMSR NEWS.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
X
Classified Advertising I
PUSHING NORTHWARD
MEMORIES O'HOGMANY
BACK IN AULD SCOTIA
RATES.
���1
TO RENT.
PIONEERS OF   PEACE   COUNTRY
FIND WEALTH  IN PLENTY.
I TO RENT���TWO FURNISHED BED- Ths Opening   of   the   New   Farming
366 News I"���"* neat;^       Acres   to   Canada's   Wheat   Area,
day; 4c per word per week; l��o per
month; 6,000 words, to be used as required wittln one year from date ot
contract, $25.00.
Birth or Marriage Notices Bee.
Death Notice 50c or with Funeral Notice $1.00. Card of Thanks B*c per
Inch.
FOR RENT���HOUSE IN WEST
End, close in���Quebec street���low
rent. National Finance Company,
Limited., 521 Columbia street. New
Westminster. (355)
WANTED���MISCELLANEOUS.
WANTED���ROOM AND BOARD IN
private house by gentleman, ln or
near New Westminster. Apply 367
Daily News. (367)
t;anted���girl, to do general
housework. Apply 1010 Sixth avenue.
(S63)
mi    ���      in  ss      ii    ���    ii    ���    ���ii   ���       ii   ������ ss��� i     i   |
"WANTED���GIRL TO LBARN THE
tailoring, apply, American Ladle*'
Tailors, Collister Block. (847)
TO      RENT���FURNISHED    STHAM
Heated Bedroom, suitable tor one
or two.    sirs.    Iagersol,    Bradley
Block, 12th street and 5th avenue.
v I (358)
rosrnoN wanted���youno man
with four years experience In general office work and bookkeeping
desires a position where there Is
a chance tor promotion. Can operate typewriter and can furnish excellent reference from former employer. Address H. T��� care of Y.
M. C. A., city. (348)
WANTED ��� BY      SCHOOL      BOT,
housework.      Box    414,    City.    J.
Harukt. (332)
FOB SALE���STEEL MALLEABLE
ranges on easy terms; Jl.ee down,
$L0f per week. Canada Range Oa.,
Market Square. (201)
PERSONAL.
HUGH FLEMING, ELECTRICIAN,
formerly of Sarnia, Ontario, will
learn of something to his advantage
by communicating with A. Weir,
barrister, Sarnia, Ontario. (363)
TO RENT���FURNISHED APART-
meats; close ln; modera steam
heated. $24 per month. Also furnished rooms, $2 per week aad up.
Telford   Block,   845  Royal  avenue,
corner Tenth street.
(350)
FOR RENT���TWO LARGE FRONT
rooms, suitable tor light housekeeping. Apply 522 Thirteenth
street (349)
TO RENT���A SUITE OF NICHLY
furnished housekeeping rooms,
furnace heated. St Agnes street.
Telephone L ��88. (337)
RENT���ARTISTIC NEW     4-ROOM
bath,   bsaement. Also   sale   three
room;   large lot; easy terms.    Ed
monds  St.,  near new  out.    Apply
Thomas. <3"6i
FURNISHED H O TJSBKEEPINO
rooms fer rent at 224 Seventli
street. (313)
TO LET���HOUSE AND BARN NBAB
Snnbury, fer $10 per month.   Apply
Box  2(4,  New   Westminster,   B.   O
(557)
TO RENT���TWO LARCTH AND TWO
small rooms ever the New* office.
Suitable far club or light manufac
taring purposes. Will lease for twn
or three year terra, singly *r en blec
Apply to Manager th* News.
LOST.
IX)ST���THURSDAY NIGHT, LADY'S
small purse, between McKenzie and
Third streets on Carnarvon street.
Finder leave at this office and receive reward. (370)
TO RENT���FURNISHED HOUSE
keeping rooms, hot snd oold water
Apply reom 9. Knights *f PythlaF
hail, corner Eighth street aad Aim??
s'reet. (20Z)
WESTMINSTER DAILY NEWS
CLASSIFIED ADVERTISMENTS
BRING   QUICK   RESULTS
LAND  REGISTRY  ACT.
Block "B," south half of District Lot
1352, containing 45 acres, more or
lugs.   Municipality   of  North   Vancouver.
Whereas, proof ot toss ot Certificate
at   Title   No.   11M�� c,  covering   the
above mentioned property, Issued
the name of Corporation ot District
North  Vancouver,  has  been  tiled  tn
Billiards and Pool
Biggest and best -'Ine of Pipes.
Cigars and Smoking requisites.
Wholesale and retail.
J. L. Duncan, Ltd.
609  Columbia  St. S
|\Mun.cfyd.\ty of BuriHty
worm   vancuuver,   uu   ���*��,����   mm.   ��� i ... ...._,A..   _.�����   ,*-.-.,r-    *-^,.*.^.��i
thi. office, notice la hereby given thatI ELECTION FOR REEVE, COUNCIL
1 shall at the expiration ot one month I LOR8 AND SCHOOL TRUSTEES,
trom date ot first publication hereof
issue a duplicate ot said Certificate
ot Title, unless In the meantime valid
objection be made to me In writing.
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
this 19th day of December A.D.. 1912.
ARTHUR O. SMITH.
(311) District Registrar.
LAND   REGISTRY  ACT.
Re New Westminster District. Bloak
8 of Lot 92, Group 1, Map 1146.
Whereaa proof of the loss of Certificate of Ttile Number 28620F, Issued In the name of Lily Rita McNeill.
ha* been filed in this office.
Notice Is hereby given that I shall
at the expiration of one month from
the date of the first publication hereof, iu a dally newspaper published In
inn City of New Westminster, Issue a
duplicate Of. the said certificate, unless In the meantime Tnlld objection
be ma.de to me In writing.
C.   8.   KEITH,
District  Registrar  of Titles.
Land Registry Office, Mew Weatmln
stcr,   B.C.,  December  22nd,  1912.
(343)
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prrty.
3. '.    o full bearing orchards   in    tho
ii ikan Valley. In each cam; own
OH will trade for count property
"" o progenies are handy to the besl
caticnai facilities.
4 Ylatsqui ranch In exchange for
���' lerta acreage.
5 choice Chllllwack B0-��cre ranch
'i  choice   buildings,  for  revenue
trouncing city properly.
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In the matter of the Municipal
Elections Act, Chapter 71, 2 Geo. 5.
Public Notice Is hereby given to the
electors of the Municipality of Burnaby
that I reduire the presejioo of the. sola
l-Jlicl.ii.h at the Municipal Hall at Edmonds on the
13TH DAY OF JANUARY, 1913, AT
12 O'CLOCK   NOON.
for tha purpose of elect Ink persons to represent them in tile .Municipal Council as
Reeve and Councillors; also for the purpose of electing School Trustees.
The mods of nomination of Candidates
shall be as lollows:
The Candidate* shall be nominated in
writing. The writing shall be subscribed by two voters of the Municipality
as Proposer and Seconder and shall be delivered to the Returning Officer at any
time between the date of this notice and
p.m. of the day of the nomination; the
ild writing may be in the .form number-
il 5 in thS Schedule of tills Acl.' fffcd Shall
state the names, residence and occupation
or description of each person proposed, lu
such manner as sufficiently to Identify
such candidate; and In the event of a
Poll being necessary such Poll will be
opened on
SATURDAY, THE 18TH DAY Or
JANUARY, 1913, ATI
Burnaby Public Hall, Edmonds.
Hamilton  Road School, Burquitlam.
Barnet Hall, Barnet.
Mr. Topping's Store, 13th Avenue,
East Burnaby.
Burnaby Lake Store, Burnaby Lake.
Dundonald School, Fraser Arm.
Agricultural Hall, Central Park.
Mr. J. Herd's Office, 3701  Hastings | junta to Uie rasouroes nl
Declare the In .tigatore��� Present
Yield Is Being Sold Exclusively In
the North.
Up in the hinterland tl Alberta.
Canada has a territory 1-rgei th*n
two or three European empires, yet it
doesn't boast five thousand souls.
Forests await the axe, mines the drill,
rich, virgin soil the plowshare. When
these flings come to pass we will
have added to f1'miliar knowledge the
wonderful Peace River country, says
Austin Addison Briggs in T wonto Star
Weekly.
The most conservative eHimaU'
places the territory encompassed by
north latitude 55 00, the tilth meridian, an i tlio P. C. boundary���Pence
Kiver land district proper���nt 45.1M).-
flOt) acres. While 20.000,000 il this
could lie broken to-morruw with no
lurtlier essentials than di'c harrow
and eayuses, only a very small portion ot r>) country has as yet been
surveyed or taken up for settlement.
Most ol tlio so-called homestosdnrs
are squatters. Some of these pioneers,
can date their eYitr'y inti the north
as far back as the seventies; others,
twenty years, and so on. Of all types,
ages, nationalities, in only one respect do they appear to he similar���
every man ot them is �� tighter and
possc.-ses an unwavering lieliel in Hie
potentialities of Hie country.
It requires a measure of courage to
be a tiller of the soil in the Peace River Empire; not that crops are diflieult
to produce���far from it! But isolation
frnm the markets of the world i.i tibso.
lute. As paradoxical as it may seem
to those acquainted with the recoguiz-
ed methods i f merchandizing, the
northland's distribution is inward". At
Fort Vermilion approximately 30.000
bushels of wheat is produced annually. Some of this crop is bartered to
settlers in the neighborhood, but most
of it goes as far north n* tbe Arctic
Circle. At the Fort we find the only
attempt to systematically grow grain
���rii market it at a profit. If it were
not lor tbe Hudson Hay Co. running
s steamer out ol Vermilion, and run-
ning a Hour mill at the same plice,
ov,.' would almost be led to believe
that distributive cause and effect centered around tbe Dominion Experimental Farm, that farthe.-t-mrlli elation in America, where anything and
everything grows with maximum
abundance, Iragrance, and facility.
The mineral wealth of the north.
land is represented mainly ; i coal, oil,
salt, galena, silver and copper. These
sre found scattered over the Peace.
Athabn/ka, Red Deer, Siuinnett;'. Hue,
and Little mid tiig Smoky Kiver-.
Some coal seams have been unearthed
with a depth of ten feet. Most of the
coul is bituminous. Deposit* of as-
phaltum are ioutid on the Lower
AtliahaeVa. while gas and tar wells
, have been discovered both on th j
1 Lower Atbabaaka and Pe k ���.
\ It is generally conceded -that the
days tor tur-trading in the north are
numbered. Still, the liguies for una
year's catch are placed at a million
do.'lars. Most nftfia skins are shipped
to Kugland and France. To-day. bear,
coyote, and moose are plentiful, but
fox, heaver, mink, etc.. are slowly being exterminated or driven beyond tho
roving grounds of trapp-s. J. K.
Cornwall. M.P.P.. of Peace Hiver, has
himself been a fur-trader.
In the lifteen years which have
elapsed since Mr. Cornwall lir-t set
traps and carried pelts over lonely
trails in the dead of night, there lis*
been a marvelous transformation.
From their ancient stronghold of absolute sway the H. B. Co.���ever SliX-
ious to keep the country unsettled,
thereby minimizing tbe destruction ol
allium! life���have continuously battled
against rrnn rr.l the elements Willi
the further assistance of the elements
man undoubtedly will will out. Tods.;;, the company no longer 1 >oka fur
a dividend fr"m the fur lii.-incss
Their, factori dabble in navigation,
larining, and the running of Hour and
lumiier mills. Time writes nu d-.fMcl
wrinkle, on the liortlilarid's bi ,v than
this piteous speclable of a once pompous oligarchy groping through the
mists nl centuries for.the -pirit ol
adaptability.
Thu   timber   wealth   of   Uie   Peso*
| River is Inestimable.   It stands as na
ture planted it, ready to contribute it��
the  nation
������������������������������������������������
Hogmany In Scotia, "what does It
mean"? You hear the SaBsenack say.
It means "A wee draplo o' it."
I have in my mind's eye, as I sit
writing this article, a little village
away back in dear old Scotland, It is
Hogmany . The nlcht before New
Years Day, a nlcht dear to all Scotch
men.
We have all congregated In the village square and there's Rab and Tarn
each with his gill, haudin hands
walttn till the "knock" will strike midnight and they can hae anltber dram,
and slngln: "The cock may craw, the
day may daw, but aye well drink o
the Barley Bree." Mldnicht comes
and with the last stroke of the clock
It ushers in a new year, and Rab and
ivry   person   Is   hereby   re-
notlce and govern  himself
Street East.     ^^^^^^^^
Lakemere School, Lakemere.
or which  i
quired to tak
accordingly.        	
iHB QUALIFICATION FOR KEISVI-:
shall lie bis being a male Mrltlxh subject
and having been for the three months
next preceding the day of bis nomination
the registered owned in the Utnd Registry
office, or land Ol real property situni.
within the municipality oj the. osoosSfid
value, on the lust Municipal or provincial
Assessment Roll or five hundred dollars or
more over and above any registered
Judgment or charge and being otnerwlsi
duly qualified as a  Municipal  Voter.
THE QUALIFICATIONS ''"ll A
COUNCILLOR shall he his being n male
British subject and having been for the
three months next preceding the'day of
his nomination the registered owner, In
the Land Registry Office, of land or real
property situate within the Municipality
of the assessed value, on the List Municipal or Provincial Assessment Hull, of two
hundred and fifty' dollars or mare over
old above any registered judgment or
���Marge or being a homosteodor, lessee
from ice Crown, or pre-emplor. who hOJ
resided within th" Municipality for the
space of one year or more immediately
preceding the day of nomination and is
assessed for five hundred dollars or more
on the lust .Municipal or Provincial Assessment Koll over and above any registered Judgment or charge, or being a
homesteader, lessee from the Crown, oi
pre-emplor   who   has   resided   within    the
Municipality for a portion of one year
Immediately   preceding   the    nomination,
and during the remainder of said year,
las been the owner of said land, or
'.vhieh he formerly was a homesteader,
'essee from the Crown or pre-emplor, and
is assessed for five hundred dollars or
more on ths last Municipal or Provinciul
Assessment Roll, over and above any registered Judgment or charge; and being
otherwise duly qualified as a Municipal
Voter.
���nu-: QrAur-'icATifltf l*rm the
OFF1CJ3 ul'' SCHOOL TRUSTEE Is as
oilows: Any person being a householder
a the School District and being a Hrltlsh
tubjecl ofVthQ full age of twenty-one
rears, and otherwise qualified by tlw
Public Schools Act. 1005. to vote ut nu
lection of School Trustees In the said
gOtlOOl lllslrlct shall he eligible I., be
���leeled mid to serve as a School Trustee
In such Municipal  District,
c.lven under niv hand ut l-Mnionds. the
thirtieth day of December,  1912.
ARTHUR   G.   MOORE,
(373) Returning Officer.
vcred with j.'ukpii
prueo and illy  p'i
Vast area* arc c
Haiin of Qllead, spruce ami Hi; pop
lar. When v.e remember that m >r,
pulpwoud hero abounds tlin.ii is to In,
iuii ii J anywhere else in North America
���and that ample* water power Is cm
tlgUOU* on every side���-we oan readily
understand why tbe Albertain sees in
i'.a timber ricl.es the lil'-t hope of the
north to blaze her ��� nv to glory.
Lack of transportation Is the only
debarment to the rapid development
of Hie rear* Kiver country. The modes
of trevel, of cour-e, are superior llfw
to wiint they were even '.nee )ear>
Sfi'l.     The   Peace   lliver   visitor,   niter
nuking a two-day portage from  Ed
liiooton to Ailnit uka Landing, gn*>
ab��rd as Bltioobh-ninriing a Htcanioi
as the most critical could desire. Even
electric.lights grace the occasion. Up
the iwm-runnini! Athabaska Ibis
steamer plies for seventy-five miles.
A-stop Is in ide nt Mirror Landing
Here, at the Confluence ol the Lesser
S ive Hiver, the rapids do not conduce
to navigation by a stern wheeier with
two and oneliiill feet draft. If the
other tiig.like era takes the passenger up against the current lie will
have a first-blind \iew of the splendid
wing dams heme, buiit by tho (iovern
merit after many years of urging vie
the local Parliamentary representatives.
When finally lie reaches Fort Ver
milion, he opines that a sightseer can
make a skelet,,., journey to the Peac
River empire with no more discomfort
th���i is experienced in a summer i
vacation ou thu St. Lawrence.
May Standardize Rules.
Now York, Dae. ill. -The comniltteo
on track and Held rules of the N. C.
A. A. today reached an understanding
which Is expected to result In the
slamiardUatmn of the rules.
|Tarn set u." to fust fit on Jimock.
We a' gang up the close and gae a
bit rarr at Jimock's door which Is
opened wide by hlB guid wife wha
screeches at Tarn "baud on Tarn, step
wae yer left fit, or I'll no be lucky
this year," and Tain haunds her a wee
bit Short breed, as ye canna go m
empty baunded���Then we hae anitner
wee drap o' the Auld Kirk and gang
on tae Oeordie's noose, so on until the
circle of friends has been encompassed, and Rab and Tarn hae drunk sau
muny wee haulfs o' whiskey and eatln
sae much black bun, that they must
hand all end bear hame.
O'' you  Scots  who ore away from
home, let these   thoughts   bring   you
cheer and make you    think   of   the
scenes of your earlier days.
O'their absent ane they are telling
The auld folk by the Are;
And I mark the swift tears willing
As the ruddy flame leaps higher.
How the mother wad caress me
We're 1 but by her side;
Now Bhe prays that heaven will bless
me,
Tlio' the stormy seas divide.
CORPORATION OF BURNABY.
Notice.
A Court of Revision of the Voters'
Lists will be holden at tho. Municipal
Hall on Monday, the 6th day of January, 1913, at 10 o'clock In the forenoon, when claims to be placed on the
Voters' Lists, or   objections   to   any
names appearing upon the said Lists,
will then bo heard and determined.
ARTHUR G. MOORH, Clerk.
Edmonds,-B.C., Dec. 23, 1912.      (S5��)
T. D. COLDICUTT
Ifs lust a 25 ft. LOT
25 x 175
$225 CASH
T. D. COLDICUTT
Coldlcutt Block, Fourth Avenue
Phone 71S. East Burnsby, B.C
Merchants' Bank of Canada
Proceedings at the Forty-ninth Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
The fc.rt.v.nl���,l, .nnu.1 IMetlns of riureheldm of th, Mereli.,,..' B.Rk ol Ctaidl ^jM^rt^^'SfeS'jS %����
W��ln��J��j, Decembfr 18th. Arnoi, tho* orneol war. th, Mlomnt: Sir II. MonUitu, AH����. Mmm.. h. W. inidiwell. 11 ���.i
Lonit. A. B.in��. 0, U Uallnntyi.., A. J. DSWM. K. Ilow.r.l Wil.ou, J. Psltetaoa, K- Mike, J. r.Hdli*lon, U. a. IjjrWiL *���'���"**'���
Ntllo.. W. A. Filion, ft R. III..*. T. K. Merrrtl. A. 0. Krawr. R. Sh.w. II. B. Uuclu, U. C. M��c��ro��, W. It. Uliter, J. Ii, hllbours
���nd A. u^����ndml o) |ht Bink   Mf ���   Mo|itI|p| A||ln   WM ���������, ,��� ,lk, lh(. ch.|r, ,���, Mp. j. U. Kllbourn ����� symiuU* wcreur,
lo tbe meeting.    The nollte ralliix Ihe nn-etitis wu read.
The niimitei of the lam aiinlu] mwting were preai-nted and taken aa read.
THE DIRECTORS' REPORT.
The President then read the annual report of the Directors as follows:
"I beg to submit the Annual Report of the Director* and the Front and Loss snd Leneral fatatement
of the Bank covering operations for the past twelve months. ... ��a, o
"On an average paid-up Capitol of $6,498,3.12, there has been earned the sum of 11,338,844.6^.
Adding the balance brought forward from last year, there Is still ��Uii7,722.80 to be disposed of. This haJ
been dealt with as follows;-Ulvldend of It)'/, oo the paid-up Capital, $649,004; written off Bank Premises, $100,000; contributed to the O.Tlcers' Pension Kund, $50,000, and added to Reserve Fund, $4u0,000,
enabling us to carry forward $148,718.27 ln the I-rorit and Loss Account. Your Directors consider this a
favourable showing. '     .        ,
"Our Reserve Fund this year has been further augmented by the premium on new stock (Issued
at 175) amounting to $560,760, bringing It up to $6,410,760, or a fraction o-er 95% of the paid-up Capital.
"During the past year we hove opened   ofhVes at the following points, vii: ���
"In Alberta: Detburne, Alberta Avenue (Edmonton), Hanna, llughendeu, Redclllt, and Walsh; in
Saskatchewan: Battlefcrd; In Ontario: Brantford. Ouelph, and Walkerville; ln Q-icbec: Centre Street
(Montreal) and St. JoTite.
"We have not closed any ngencles.   All the offices of the Hank hove been Inspected A .ring the year.
"During the year ae have lost t��o of our esteemed Directors, one by death and one by retirement.
���Mr. Charles M, Hays, whose death we greatly deplored and whose loss was national, and. Inter on
In the year, our valued colhUkgu*, Mr. Jonathan Hodgson, resigned, on account of advanced age. Mr.
Hodgson has served on the Board of this Bank for over thirty-five years, and his advice at the Board*
councils was very highly esteemed. During the laal ten years he was our Vice-President We hope Mr.
Hodgson, In retirement, may enjoy many years yet of health and happiness.
"These vacancies on tl.e Board have been lilied by the appointment of McsBrs. Andrew J. Dnwea
and F. Howard Wilson.
"Your Directors and the General Manager have had under consideration for some time tho advisability of asking your permission to change the termination of the financial year from the 30th November to the 30th April, as the general conditions In this country, in the Spring, are not bo congested us
ln the Autumn, when the pressure on the resources of Canadian Banks is at Its height. With lull end In
view, an amendment to the By-Law will be submitted for your consideration, changing the end of the financial year to the 3i)th April, and changing the date of tbe Annua! Meetiug from the third Wednesday
ln the month of December to the bhird Wednesday in the month of May.
"The Board of Directors of tbe Bank has hitherto consisted of nine members, and we have decide*
to ask you to Increase the number to twelve. The necessary change In the By-Law will be submitted to
you for your assent.
"Anoiher By-Law Increasing the amount of the Directors' rimuncration to $25,000 per annum, will
also be submitted to you.
"Supplementing this report, I would like to say 1 visited most of the Western Brandies during
the past summer, (ucompaiiled by the Vice-President ar.d Mr. Long, where we acquired a great deal of
additional informal ion bearing upon our business and met a gn��t many of the customers of the Bank
and the staff. I may say thai tbe trip was full of Icslructlon and we returned with a very much better
knowledge of and acquaint*!); e with your extensive Interests in the Weal than we have had heretofore. We
think we are sale In aa/ing mat the lnule, m of the liork l�� on n nonnd baele tlirom.-hmit tho country.
We were tmor.iueti ��\th tha tact that Uie bank In well represented at all points, and the business Is
being capably handled.
, . u"w�� h,ov<' ""-'" Pleasure In testifying to the continued excellent wcrk of the staff in rero-mltlon of
71, ,\ , ���vle,* ��' l,h. *utUS!i u'ry n'*"lt3 ot ""'  h��'i"<-ss for  the  past year and  the strong  repre-
lenutlons cf the General Manager, the Board have decided  to depart  from  tue policy  '.itherto followed
and have r.ranted a bonus to tbe sialt "���"���������.�� ������"��
"All of which Is respectfully submitted. " H.  IIONTAGU ALLAN, PraVdnt
Statement of the Result of tha Buanesj of the Biak for tne Year ending 30th November   1012
The Net TrotUs of the year, after pay- This has been disposed of as follows:
ment   of   charges,   rebate   on   dls- Dividend No. is. at the rate
���.   ,      ,  . of 10 iier cent, per annum   $151,902.6J
counts,   interest   on   deposits,   and Dividend No. 93, at the rate
making full provision for bad and ' ��r,<) Percent, perannum     162.685.12
rf. ui 1 ., ...     u Dividend   No.   100.   at   the
doubtful debts, have amounted to. $1,C38,S44.62        rate of  10 per cent,  per
annum      t06,53o.5O
n ��� Dlvldehd   No.   101,   at   the
Iremlum on  New Stork           6CO,760.00        rate of  10 per cent,  per
annum         167.886.13
t^     .   ,       $649,001.53
ine  balance  brought  forward  from Transferred to Reserve Fund from Pro-
���>nti.   m ...���i        .���,. - lit and Loss Account        450,000.00
oOth  November,  1911. was........        58.S7g.18    Transferred to Reserve Fund from Premium on New Stork        560.7B0.01
,,���,.,������ . ,���,���.    . TTTTTT^TZ    Wr'Hen off Bank Premises Account        101.000.0O
Making a total of   $1,058,452.80    Contribution to Officers' Pension Fund.        r.O.a.10.01
���  Balance carried forward         148.718.27
Reserve Fnnd Ac:ount $1,958,482.81
Balance, 30th November,  1911  $5,411,000
Transferred from Protitand Loss Account 450000
Premium on New Stock    560.7P0
$G.ll0.76ii
Average Paid-up Capital during year ending 30th November, I912. $6,408,332.
Statement of Liabilities and Assets at 30th November, 1912.
LIABILITIES. ASSETS.
I. To the Public Ro,<' Bn<) Sl'ver Coin on hand    $1346.728.79
Dominion Notes on Inne,        4,529,797.75
Notes ln Circulation   v $6,801,496.00     Notes snd Cheques of other Ranks     6,267.033.20
Deposits    not    bearing " Palancos dre to other bonks In Oanadtl. 8,4)46.32
Intercut ��i*��nstt 11 Balance* tn* by Banks and Agenta In
'      , :��������� ��17.340,221.41 th* United StatW          634.944.20
Deposits     bearing     In- (ni,   nn(,   Sloit   Loan*   on
tcrent       44,322.560.99 Bonds  "nd   Stocks   In
Deposits    hy    o'her Canada     $5,203,327.05
Bank, in Canada ...       783,596.72 '''���''   "J"1   Pi">rt   I^nns  on
Honds   and   Stocks   else-
 62.416,��73.12 7,herc thun |n Canada... 4,002.969.67
Balances   due   to   Agents   In   Oreot  9,212,2.16.72
Britain        1,051.G3J.Ill Government.   Municipal   Railway  and
Balan'es -luc to Agents In Ihe United other Bonds and   Debentures     6,733,593.74
States abd elsewhere           279R28.49	
Dividend  No.  101           1C7.886 2S $27,627,440.72
Dividends  unclaimed           2,526.84 Current Loans and Discounts (less Re-
        bate of Interest reserved)    62,374,824.64
$70,809,749.24 Loans and Discounts overdue (loss folly
provided fori           184,290.64
1. To th- Stockholder*. Deposit with Dominion Government for
Capital   paid   Up $6"I76SOOO security of Note Circulation        306,000.00
Reserve   Fund     6.4i0,760.00 Mortgages and other Securities, the pre
n���,��� .   ���   ��� perty of the Bank        118.SIS.17
Balance   of   Profits   car- Real Estate   27,998.26
ried forward        148.718.27 Bnnk Premises and Furniture     2,427,331.06
  13,307,158.27    Other   Assets     60,206.12
$84,116,907.51 $84,116,907.61
                             E. F. HKBDEN, General Manager.
It ������ then mnVee hy lh' Prr,l,Vnt. sir II. MohtMll A'lan a'd ieconded hy tin Vlce-Prealdrnt. Mr. H. W. Dlackwell, thai the
report ol  Ihe  DireVRttt ai -���jl.niitod.  !.c lmt In hprehy  adopted, Ami  ordered   lo   lie   pill.led   for   distribution   annulled   the   ahareholdefa.
In niaklllff Ihe motion, the l'r<Vdcnt said:
"I think eon will all nk-ree with ni" Ihu rhh�� la a vee�� KallKfiu-tory report Tliia tlatcmerit of the rmilt nf Ihf Ilank'a bnafneaa
for the year l�� !-���(t.r lhaji ai ,nv iloir dirlna: the Mulder of the rti,nk: Von all know ihat no matter who the BVwd nf Plreelnra m��y
be. or how ,-leeer ihev n>a\ I e. ilrre ������ i-ere little that ran he done hy them ex'ept ihunyh tho aeaiatancr of the Slalf anil I may lay
that our Qenoral Vanaifer h:t�� oroeMl hlimefl i,ot only nn thfe ncrnalnri'Jsit on various other oocaniona one of Ihe be*t, and one who
baa devoted hlinMlf entirely  lo yonl  Inlcriwta,    I have great plenaore in lei.tlfvliiir lo the enerffv and aeal of the whole Staff.
"We travelled thronnli H-e rVefl thb Uninmer, ill- Vlce-l'realdent, Mr. Ixmif, and royaolf. We had an enjoyable trip with
bea.illful weather. We traorl'ed o�� eninf.irlolilv ����� We ennld. but we bad hard work to (In, all the aame. We ��to|iped nt twenty-one placea
In twenlvaia dan. and we went over Ihe ImalneM of the Hank In the>e plena and dlacwMed mattna wllh the Managem. We found
everywhere that the etchusiiuni wae tremitidmia, and that all were profoundly Impreaeed with the prosperity of the country and
with Ihe prnapority ol the Hank, and thnt all were entirely devoted to the intereata ot the Bink, which waa ��� very latiafartnry atote
of affaini.  Indeed" ���
The Oeneral Hanaier. Mr. K.  T.  Ilebden, made a few remarln In  regard to the report and Ihe btlalneu of the Bank.
The following by.lftyl were then taken up and considered and the amendments passed unanimously:
By-law No. I.    That the Annual Oeneral Meeting should be held on Ihe third Wednesday In the month of Hey in every year.
ny-law   No.   111.    Inrresslng  Ihe  number  of directors  lo  twelve.
By.law  No.   VI,    Providing for Ihe remuneration of Ine dlreetora.
In reply to ��� quettlnn Ivy Mr. Patterson as tn the period to he covered by the next statement, tha Vlce-Prealdent Slid that It
would cover five months and then the regular annual statements
Messrs. A. Piddlngton and .1. Patterson were appointed scrutineers, and one ballot waa cost electing the following directors:
Sir II. Montagu Allan. K. W. Blnckwelt, Thomas lx>ng, A lev. Barnet, f. Orr Lewis, Andrew A. Allan, C. C. Iliillantyne, Andrew I.
Dawes, V. Howard Wilson, Farnuhar Robertson, Oeorge I- Cains, A. B.  Kvans.
On motion of Mr. 0, p.. Black, seconded by Mr. A. Piddlngton, ��� hearty vole of thanks waa passed to the President, Vice-President and Board of birectora.
It was also moved snd seconded by the same gentlemen that an expression of warm appreciation of their services be tendered
the General  Manager and the staff.   iPassed unanimously. t
The President then declared tne meeting closed.
At a subsequent meeting nf Directors, which followed Immediately alter. Sir 11. lfonla(u Allan and Mr. K. W. Blackwell wen
re-elected rreaident and Vlee-Presideut rtspectlveljr.
SHERIFFS SALE
Province of Brltiih Columbia, County of
Weatminatcr, to wit:
Under and by virtue of a Writ of Fl Ftt
to me directed and delivered aguinrit tn��
good* and chattels of J. C. Keith, ut the
uult 6f C. A. Croabie, I have seized and
will aell at Sunnybraok Farm. HUt M��i-
dows, formerly known hh the Htksh,8l,[J
Farm, or Uuuhart Farm, one mile north
of Pitt MeadowH Stfttlon, on Wednesday,
the 8tl> day of January, l!il3, at ten
o'clock In th�� forenoon, the followlnn;. ��r
Hulficient thereof to autist'y thu judgment
debt and costs herein:
One team Clyde horses, 7 yearn old,
weight 3600 lbs.; 7 Clyde mares and ft
horses, average weight MOO lbs.; - saddle.
horses; 8 yearling Clyde colts and fillies;
1 Grade Jersey cow; 6 Holsteln cows all
In cutf or milking; 3 calves; <15 to 70 hogs
and a lot of young pigs; 90 geese; 600
chickens; 400 due Km , 4 turkeys; 350 tons
potatoes* U tons hay; lot lumber; 2S,ouo
Hhhigles; 1 two-seated Democrat, 1
buggy ; 6 farm wagons; , 1 new si tide-
baker dump wagon; lot harness; plows;
cultivators; I mowers; 1 tetter; 1 rake;
- binders; 2 seed drills; 1 ditching machine ; 1 Victor potato digger; 1 thres-
sectlon steel roller; 1 new butcher's cart;
1 Sawyer and Mtusey threshing machine,
engine and water tank; 1 hay press; 7
sets double harness; 2 saddles; lot tools;
scraper, baling and fencing wire, etc., etc.
Lunch   wu.   be   served.
TKRMB OF BALK: CASH.
T.   J.   ARMSTRONG,   Sheriff,
New Westminster.
Intending purchasers can leave Vancouver on the 7 :i0 a.m. train, or New
Westminster on the 7 :5B a.m. train and
get off at Pitt Meadow Station.        (372)
TENDERS FOR DREDGING.
KKAI>K!>   TENDERS,   addressed   lo   the
undersigned, and endorsed "Tender for
Dredging Faise Creek, Vancouver," will
be ncelved until 4:00 p.m. on Friday,
JaOU&ry 111 lVUS, for dredging required
at  False Creak,  Vancouver,   B.C.
Tenders will not be considered unless
made on the forms supplied, and signed
with the actual signatures of tenderers.
Combined specification and form of tender can be obtained on application to the
Secretary. Department nf Public Works.
Ottawa, and to C. C. Worsfold, Esq., District Engineer. New Westminster, B.C.
Tenders must Include the towing or the
plant to and from the work. Dredges and
tugs not owned and registered In Canada shall not be employed in the performance of the work contracted for. Contractors must be ready to begin work
within thirty days after the date they
have been notified of the acceptance of
their tender.
Each tender must be accompanied by
an accepted cheque on  a chartered bank,
Say able to the order of the Honourable the
llntster of Public Works, for five per
cent l 5 p.c.) of the contract price, which
will be forfeited If the person tendering
decline to enter Into a contract when called upon to do so, or fall to complete the
work contracted for. If the tender be not
accepted   the  cheque   will   be   returned.
The Department does, not bind Itself to
accept the lowest or any tender.
By Order.
R.   C.   DKSRACIIEHH.
Sccrvtnry.
Department  of  Public  Works.
Ottawa.  December 27,  1913.
Newspapers   will   not   b*��   paid   for   this
advertisement If they Insert It without authority  from   the   Department.���48198.
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Cramming down Ill-chosen
lood, and rushing back lo
work, leads straight to dyspepsia, with all it means In
misery.
Proper habits ol eating,
with a Na-Dru-Co Dyspepsia Tablet alter each
meal, restore good dlges-
ttan, health and happiness.
A hex ol Na-Dru-Ce Dyspepsia Tablets casts but
60c. al your Druggist's.
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14*
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first, second aud third Wednesdays
In each month ln K. ot P. hall at
8 p.m. H. J. Leamy, dictator; J. H
Price, secretary.
I. 0. O. F AMITY LODGE NO. IT���
Tn�� regular meeting of Amity lodge
No. 27, I. O. O. P.. Is held every Hon
day night at J o'clock In Odd fa
low* hall, corner Carnarvon aa*
Eighth street. Visiting b retain
cordially Invited. C. B. Bryaaa, W
G.; R. A. Merrtthew, V. G.; W. C
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H. W. Sangater, financial secretary
FUNERAL  DIRECTORS.
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Operator No. 13 \
Was It in Unlucky
Number?
��i
"Been drinking anything?" queried
'.he other.
"No. alree," returned Ellwood, "I
-ut out Unit years ago"
Tbe doctor was watching bin flee curiously, sod * faint smile curved nl*
ililu lips.
"Who Is she?" he asked quietly, and
Kllwood bad tbe grace to redden to
UU ears.
"I don't know," he snld shortly.
"Kind out and I'll guarantee s cure,"
assured tbe physician uh be replaced
bis stethoscope ln Its case and tucked
bis fee In bis pocket   "My advice to
you Is to keep as quiet as possible, est
Giles Ellwood. fresh from his nntlv< carefully,  continue  to drink  nothing
city of tbe progressive west, bouocexl and do your beat to win tbst young
out of his hotel bed snd ran to th( Isdy.   Good nlgbt"
window.   A clatter of hoof* on th* ������ I   Th* door closed after hi* form, and
pbalt. the clang of gong*, tbe *wlf| Ellwood threw himself down on tbe
rushing of electric vehicles, tbe gllttel sofa and laughed itlently. though bap-
of arc light* on red and nickel, trail plly.    "By Jove!" be muttered.   "It'l
Ing plumes of black and white smoke going some to fsll ln love Ilk* tbat
end th* fir* engines disappeared up thi, What's thut 7"
svenue. Thst wss the same clatter of hoofs
The westerner sst dowu on tbe edyj sod ringing of gong* he had beard the
By CLARISSA MACKIE
3ENTER A HANNA, LTD.���Funeral
directors and smbalmers. Paries*
405 Columbia street, New Westminster.   Phone J93.
W. E. FA LES���Pioneer Funeral Diree
tor and   Enibalmer,   612-418   Agnes
street, opposite Carnegla Library.
PROFESSIONAL.
ADAM SMITH JOHNSTON, Barrister
at-Law. Solicitor, Etc. 652 Column!*
street, New Westminster, B.C. Tele
phone 107*. Cable address "John
non." Code, Western Union. Offleea
Rooms 6 and 7 Ellis block.
J. STILWELL CLUTE. barrlster-at
law, solicitor, etc. corner Cotombl
and McKeasl* streets, N*w Waal
minster, B. C. P. O. Box 112. T*k
pbona 710.
J. P. HAMPTON BOLE, BAHRI8TB��
solicitor and notary, ���� ColumW>
itreet.   Ovsw C. P. H. Telegraph.
McQUARRIE, MARTIN 4 CASSADY
Barristers and Solicitors. Rooms .
and 8. Gulchon block. New Went
minster. George E. Martin. W. G
McQuarrie and George L. Cassaay
WHITESIDE A EDMONDS���Barria
tors aad Solicitor*, Westminster
Trust block, Columbia *tr*et. No*.
Westminster. B.C. Cabl* address
"Whiteside," W**t*rn Onion. Vto
Drawer HM. TelepSane ������� W. J
Whiteside, H. L. Edmonds.
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11 J. A. BOBNKTT. AOWTOR ANB
Aeoountant      Tel.    R US.
Trapp block.
BOAHU OP TBADB���NEW WJOW
mini ier Board ol Trad* meet* lu th,
board room, City Mall, a* follows
Third Friday of each tneuth; quar
terly m*eilng on the Olrd Friday ��i
February, May, August and Nov*"
ber at 8 p.m. Annual meeting* oi>
th* third Friday of P*bra*ry. N*��
members may be propo**d an*
elected ��t *ny monthly or quarteri,'
nioetlng. B. H. Btoart Wade, ���*�����
tary.
Bank of Montreal
ESTABLISHED 1S1T.
CAPITAL (Pald-Up) ... .��16^00,OSO.Sl
RESERVE    IISrOSSlMlW
�������.
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Newfoundland, *aC 1* Lwad
teed. (.*�� To*, Cava****!
D.8.A., and Neateo City A
banking hitelne** t���****f <**
ter. *f Cr**tt to*��M. av*4Whl* **
eorreipootteat* la *M PM*" ** *���>
world..'
Saving* Baah D*perta*Utr��.rofc
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and Interest ailowa-l at S per cam*,-Jk��
���nnum ipr*s*it rat*).
Total  Aiaet* 0**r ���1M.S00/MS4*
NEW WESTMINSTBR BRANCH
G. D. BRTMNER. "
of tbe bed and yawned sleepily. A
home In his own city s Ore wss fln-l
announced by tbe ringing of alaru
bells tbat respectable citizens mlgbt IH
Informed of tbe coining spectacle anj
be on band to witness tbe conflagra
tion. Inside his rest pocket was th|
list of box numbers nt which be wai
In tbe bablt of glancing when tbe belli
In tbe lowers braved forth tbe alarms
Here in New York It was different
Tbe silent alarm system mlgbt bavi
Its advantages, but It certainly de
prlred Interested atroiicers from wit
nemlng that much advertised attraction-:! three alarm ilntlinm fire.
Then, agniu. at home If be wai
without bla trusty nlnrm card, all hi
bud to do waa to telephone to tbe cen
mil telephone office nntl ask where thi
Are whs Did he dare do Ibat tn Neil
York? Yet possibly u tbree alarm fln
was pitting up dollars within a hal:
iln'/i'ii blocks of his hotel.
He snapped on the electric light, look
ed tit his wutcb. saw tbat it waa )
o'clock and went lo the telephone
There were two of these, one tbat con
Decletl with the hotel switchboard an/
the otber n long distance Instrument
He glanced at them and chose Ihe betel
telephone.
"Number''" came In such sweet rep!) ]
that Ellwood reddened with sudden ex
ritement. j
"Er-1 don't want anybody-that is
will you please tell me where the 0r��
la?" he stammered.
"Why. It Is In the hotel bere around
on the Brr��d*ray side. There la nc
danger: It la under control now," said
ihe voice sweetly, though rather wearily.
���Thanks, very much," said Elwood
earnestly, nnd be reluctantly hiiug tin
the receiver.
He tumbled Into bed. dazedly aware
that something strange hud happened
He could lu'iircelv define the feeling
thnt prompted hlin to earnestly bo over
In his mind his yearly Income and
wonder for the first time if lie could
afford to marry on It. It was the find
time he bad taken that Into considers
tion.
Ellwood laughed nt his own folly and
fell aaleep. feeling very light hearted
over nothing In particular. When
morning came and with It the business
be had prescribed for tbe day be could
not drive from bla recollection tbe
voice be had heard In the night. He
���nude up bl* mliid to talk wltb her
again If possible.
After breakfast ne hobnobbed wltb
th* clerk aud professed a desire lo see
the switchboard or the house telephone
service.
A double row ef straight backed fig
ores with becoming black straps over
tbelr varicolored beads rewarded his
curiosity. Then It waa that be recol
Iwted that bla particular voire must
be on tbe nlgbt shift, for he had spo
kew wltb ber at 2 o'clock tbat morn
lug. He determined to wander hotel-
ward In tbe wee snia' hours or tbe next
morning.
.Night esme nnd with It the eeveted
opinrtiinlty to enter Into some com
niunk-ntlou with Ihe voice that had st
tracted him. He looked aimlessly from
the window mill wished for mint her
lire. But fires are not made to order,
so be took down tbe receiver, and hla
month settled Inlo the lines of deter
munition Hiul had beeu graven on hla
face.
���'NumberT" came her adorable vol'-*.
"Oh-can you tell me where tbe Mr*
la?" he asked frantically.
"Klr��? I dldii'1 know there w���� on*."
she said rather wearily.
"Neither did I." blurted Ellwood.   "I
thought there might be one. yo��i know."
"Oh!" she said crisply nnd cut the
connection.
Kllwood lenned hack in his cbslr. bla
hand over hla benri. He wa* frankly
worried. "I don't know but wbnt I've
got peart trouble." b* muttered dubiously. "Can't be my dinner, for I ate
carefiflly. and nothing but heart truii
ble could cairn* inch shortness of
breath snd palpitation." He would
csll the house physician and h��ve bl*
heart exnnlned at onee.
His order w*�� r*eelv*d and snawered.
and presently tbe doctor ram* to bl*
room. He was a tall. fair, rawbonrd
Individual who scanned th* face of hla
patlrot with �� neareblog gl��nea. "Good
evening-or. rather, morning:" he said
affably. "You *r* In need of ��� doctor?"
Ellwood sank down on tn* couch and
placed * band weakly oa bis heart
"It's here." be said.   "I'm afraid If*
GREAT FINANCIERS.
previous nlgbt Ellwood flung himself
into some clothes and slipped his over-
cost over all. Then be dashed to th*
telephone and beard ber vole* one*
more
"There is * Ore now," be said urgently. "Will you please tell me where
It Is?"
There was a little silence and then a
startled cry. "Why. it's in Ninety-
eighth street. That's where I live. Ob,
dear!" abe ended in a little sob.
Ellwood thought rapidly.
"Can't yon call them up and find
ont? Haven't your folks got ��� telephone?" be demanded.
"We just moved ln today, and It
Isn't Installed. Ob. dear!" Her voice
was very low and sweet and Ellwood
could fancy he saw her wringing little
white bands in helpless agony.
"Walt a little while. Don't yon
worry. I'm going to the fire, and I'll
Inquire about your people." be reassured ber. "I'll bave to hare yout
name���just tbe last one. you know."
"Lane." sbe said gratefully, "and
thank you so much. Mr. Ellwood."
"I'll let you know as soon ss I And
out," he said and waa gone. In tbe
street be jumped uu a car and wag
borne northward to where a red glare
shone against the sky. Aa be neared
tbe scene tbe picture resolved itself
Into a flaming apartment bouse, streets
crowded with pedestrians and onlookers, a fire line drawn (sharply about th*
building nnd a horde of police.
Ellwood paused In a doorway and
outlined * plan of action. How could
be get Inside tbe fire lines? He
couldn't Inquiring for tbe Lanes
among tbe excited people who, bad
been driven from tbelr homes waa
much like searching for a needle ln *
haystack.
He noticed all at once that be was
standing In the doorway of another
apartment bouse, and be glniK-ed hastily at tbe names over tbe letter boxes.
There It waa-ljine���the most beautiful nu tne In the world. Tbe Lane*
were sate. Klie would lie detlglited-
He took the number of tbe building
and hastened to tbe nearest subway
station aud was dashed down to his
botel. He rushed Into tbe office snd
spoke to the clerk.
"May I speak to Mis* Lane, one of
tbe telephone operators, on a matter
or Importance?" he stammered under
tbat young man's polite stare.
"Against tbe rules." said tbe clerk.
"It really Is lniportiint-1 will guarantee tbat." urged Ellwood.
Tbe clerk hesitated and. then relenting, aent Ellwood to tbe chief operator,
who proved to be a good luitured Individual.
"Lane?" be queried. "Oh. that's
operator No. 13"   He picked up a re-
Tha Spendlys Shew How One May Get
the Things He Wants.
THE Spendlys wanted an automobile.
They could not afford one.
Still, they recalled, they bad saved
$2,000 by staying home from Europe
��� lint summer.
So tbey bought the car.
"Shall we go to the theater tonight?"
S|iendly aaks.
"We can't afford to." says bis wife.
"We hare barely enough money this
month to meet our bills."
"But S3 of that money Is what we
saved by not dining In New York Isst
Tuesday."
So they go to tbe theater.
One of these days tbe Spendlys will
yearn for an orlentsl rug.
"But there's no use to think about It
this year." they will slgb.
Then a happy thought will strike
tbem.
"We mlgbt buy a piano, which we
don't need at sll. and tben send It back
snd buy the rug wltb tbe money thst
we live by not buying the piano."
Bo they will get tbe nig.
Reader, you and 1 know tbe Spendlys, don't we?-Newark News.
Invariably.
If there's anything tbat give* a physician the feeling of tbat great disgust
it Is this���to have a layman pretend to
a knowledge or medicine and Insist on
talking about It
Only one otber thing makes a doctor
tlreder. snd that Is to have a layman
talk metaphysics.
"You doctors know * lot about disease, or at least yon pretend that yon
do." chortled a Kick, "but you know
nothing whatever of the great mystery
of death."
"Pardon me." mildly objected the
practitioner, peering over bis specs,
"we know n bit about that"
"Ha. ha! What do you know about
that? Do you really know tbe tiniest
thing about It?"
"Yes, young man. We are absolutely sure of one thing."
���'What's that?"
"We bave discovered that It la Invariably fatal."���Cleveland Plain Dealer.
Mutual Revelations.
The din of tbelr wedding bells still
rang In tbelr ears, for It was only tbe
second day of their married bliss. Supremely bappy. they were well satisfied with one another, and no clond
had obscured the v'sta of tbelr little
earthly paradise.
"Hubby," sbe mnrraured tremulously, "you love me dearly, don't you?"
"More than life Itself." be declared
passionately.
"And no personal defect In me would
ever cause your love to lessen, would
It. denrest?"
He agreed that such was tbe case.
"Oh. sweet one." she cried demurely.
"I have just one confession to make.
I���I-ray teeth-my teelb are���false!"
"Thank goodness!", he responded fervently. "Now 1 cao cool my burning
brow." ,
And with tbat remark be doffed the
wig.���Answers.
Winnipeg some time today to hand
over the Transcontinental shops to
the G. T. P.
It :h understood that the govern
ment and the railway have reached
an agreement as to the terms of the
lease of the shops and the papers
will be signed in Montreal today.
PLEA FOR ITALIANS.
Their Consul-General Says Entire Race
Mutt Not Be Condemned.
That Canada herself is, in a great
measure, to blame lor an utirulineiM
among Italians in this country, and
that under conditions to which they
have been accustomed in their native
land, his fellow-countrymen would
prove law-abiding Canadian citizens,
wsi tbe pith of the startling statement made hy the Marquis Carlo Du-
rszxo, Italian Conaul-Genersl to
Canada, recently.
The marquis has just returned to
Montreal alter a prolonged visit to
the Pscific coast, during which lie
visited all of tho r<re important cities and towt., where Italian coloniea
are located. In visiting the Italian
colonies in Toronto, the western Ob-
terio cities. Port Arthur, Fort Wil-
li-u, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Calgary,
Saskatoon, Vancouver and Prince
Rupert, he was pleased to tied that
his countrymen seem satisfied with
their surroundings, and expressed his
approval of prevailing conditions on
the works in when, the Italians are
engaged. For the most part they
seem content with their pay, and their
consul expects that the authorities
will receive little or no trouble from
these men during the coming waiter.
The difficulty in handling these
men, it appears, lies chiefly in the fact
tbat in their homeland they have
been used to strict police survoillanoe,
for over there the authorities in power use somewhat stern measures in
keeping the poorer classes down, and
so guarding against the political upheavals which occur lrtm time to
time. The Italians who are dissatisfied with their lot at home, hearing
of the freedom of the lands beyond
the seas, become embued with tbe
idea that they can come over her*
and practically do as they please.
These ideas are often circulated
around among these simple folk by
means of literature, which unhappily,
is very often much exaggerated and
consequently their quick spirits are
aroused to seek this new home ucross
the water, where there is employment
for all and where one may do that
which suits his own ideas best.
Once in Canada, the Italian often
starts in to follow this plan mentioned. He has been bottled up all
his life by the authorities in his own
country, and when he once finds
himself a freer man. though hy no
means as free as the information
folder* that he lead beck in Italy
would imply, he goes so far as to
abuse the privileges as are granted
him in our country. He can hardly
he blamed for this, however, under
the prevailing conditions.  "
Still do not think that al] our Italian immigrants are of this stock. By
no means! the majority are a peace-
loving people, who are only too glad
to be   rile  to  live _in   a  quiet  and
my heart.
N
FALL SUITINGS
ENGLISH WORSTED, SCOTCH
TWEED, IRISH SERGE, *tc, Juat
Arrived. P*rf*et Pit and W*rkman-
ahllp Guaranteed.
Hee Chung
Merchant Tailor
701 Front Street
all* doctor cam* over and ut beside him. and. taking one strong brown
hand In his delicate whit* on*, b* felt
for the pulse.
"Wbnt bar* yon be*n **tlngr b*
naked bluntly.
"Nothing touch," returned Ellwood
Impatiently,    "not    00*
crumb today.1*
celrer and spoke Into the transmitter.
"Send No. 18 to me at once."
"Unlucky number, eh?" be grinned at
Ellwood.
"Oh, I don't know! Sometimes tblr-
teen's a lucky number. It Is for me."
remarked Ellwood. with an enigmatic
smile.
Just tben tbe door opened and sbe
came, deathly pale and trembling wltb
anticipation of some 111 sew*. Sbe was
all tbat Ellwood had dreamed-dark.
Iietite aud demurely lovely, wltb lb*
sweetest contralto voice. Her crown
eyes sought hi* face noxiously.
"It'e all right" be assured ber. -I'W
been up there and found tbe place
where you live. The Br* Is across th*
street. I took tbe number of your
house���1188.   Thst right?"
"Ob., yes, and thank yon so much,
Mr Kllwood." sbe bresthed rellevedly.
"It wa* vary good of yon to take tba
trouble."
The chief operator wa* across th*
room Intent on official business, and
Ellwood hud ��� brier Instsnt In which
to look down Into the brown eyes tbst
were rapidly reducing bis Incipient
heart disease into s chronic ailment.
"I'd like to know you better. HI**
Ijine. I wonder If I presented credentials would your mother permit m* to
call."
"I think ��he might." said No..!*
gently *��� th* sort color flowed back
Into ber cheeks. "I Will **k bw>. Of
course you ar* not a stranger to lb*
hntel people, Mr. Ellwood. Ob. I must
go.   Hood night."
Ellwood held ber little bsnd for th*
fraction of an Instant. *nd abe wa*
gone. He floated down tb* corridor la
an ecstasy of delight Uf* w���� a radiant beautiful thing.
Tb* botel physician brnabed agslast
him a* be passed. "Peeling better?"
he asked.
Ellwood nodded happily. "Pin* ������ S
fiddle, and y*t my can I* Incurable,"
he said.
"Walt onttl you've been married aa
lonj a* t^re," cro*k*d tb* doctoe
pessimistically a* a* burried away.
-1 don't believe a word ot It"
*d Rllwo-d Jabliantly. "It ccaldart �������
tn my���Ir oar esse."
Japanese Hash.
"Speaking of Wallace Irwin's Japanese schoolboy or thirty-live." said a
San Franclxro newspaper man. ���"reminds me of our cook. My wife went
Into the kitchen the otber morning and
asked Togo what w�� were going to
have for breakfast.
"'Baah. my darling.' Togo replied
very solemnly.
"My wire explained thnt he bsd made
a mistake In bla English, but Togo waa
perfectly positive tbat be bad been
taught this phrase at school. Next day
he brought her his song hook snd triumphantly showed ber 'Rush. My Darling. Go to Sleep.' "-Buturduy Evening
l'oat 	
Net Necessary.
in
peaoetul fashion. In our western
provinces this class ot man usually b��.
comes a Tartner. or amaiT storekeeper,
and almost invariably proves himscll
to be a very desirable kind of citizen.
Marquis Durar.zo also pointed nut
to The Standard representative that
perhaps much of the trouble that wa*
received from his fellow-countrymen
by our officials, was due to the lact
that for practically Tour months if the
year, work of the kind in which the
'rougher type seek employment, is
stopped and blocked by the cold and
snow. This causes the laborers to slay
in larger town* all through the winter
.months. Here they are herded together in cheap lodging houses, where it
lis no common tiling to ace ten or even
twelve men sleeping in the same room,
Being idle, they soon become restless,
and then ready (or any kind ol trouble that happen*, along.
Then again, we hoar nothing at all
of the quieter type of men, who merely mind their own business, Mid do
. not interior* with anyone else... It is
\;5ly.'the bsd deeds that come to our
ears, to shock our simp'e minded citizens, who at once condemn sll men
of their race aa nothing moro than
bloodthirsty animals, never stopping
to think ol the few ca��es of light*
and knifings that take place in comparison with the great influx of Italian housekeepers into our country.
Ilu riser- Hair  cut?
this cbslr. sir.
Customer - Thank*.     I   suppoa*    1
ueedn't lake my collar off.
��� Iiarber-Ub. no.-sir.   tyre* your bat
on If you Ilk*, *lr.-Onlooker.
��� ���i. ':"!'." '��������� '
Humal* Nature.
Temher-Now. Tommy, suppose yen
bad two apple* and p*u gav* soother
laiy hla choice of tbem. You would tell
Mm to take tb* bigger on*, wouldn't
you? ,      ,
Tommy-.No.
Teacher-Why?,
Tommy-Co* 'twouldn't b*
-Spokane Bpr*e*m*n-R*��l*w,
Sea Salmon In Ontario.
During the psst summer several
captures have been made in the Al-
tronqcin National Park of Ontario of
land-locked salmon. These specimen*
have heen hooked In White'* Lake
nnd Cache Lake, anil were most
sli ipely elegant fish of a bright silvery
color and showing spots of black on
the head and along the body. The
specimens catieht weighed from I 3-4
to 21-2 lbs. This fact of the real
Atlantic salmon in Ontario waters
woul! he remarkable hut lor ttie reason that the Dominion Government in
ID09 deposited in Source Luke, one of
the chain of lake* In Algonquin Park.
30,000 Atlantic salmon fry. The planting ot this fry was an experiment.
though the expert* in the fisheries
department were of the opinion that
the water* and, condition! w*��f favor'
able for the propagation of these ftsli.'
Th* ca(ehes of the present summer
have demonstrated this fact.'. One of
Ihe fltit caught wa* tent to Prof. Edward P. Prince, commissioner ol fisheries, who determined that it was.*,
true ae* salmon, weighing 1 lb. 13 oa.
I It is what is called a grilse specimen
of  Ihe Atlantic salmon,   and   *�� all
1 anglers are aware, i* on* of th* fines*
gam* fish known.
New Stage In Inebriety.
Ft.. Hon. 1). L. Borden ha* been
.telling an anecdote concerning two
I "hrilher Scota" who used to foregather In a "dry" district, each bringing
with him a portable spring of comfort
Something Wrens.
"H*ve you ever been married before?" osked the llcenee ektrtt
"Oreat  b**v*n*.  young m*uC ���*>
claimed tb* *<r>��ra��oe*d prima donna. . .
"Don't yon r**d tb* p*n*f*r' lln tifciahaa* oU hottla of whisky.
Wltreopoo *b* wlrad tramodUt* ta>     One of theni w.�� aakjd oa* day by
drank sometime*.
-Wsshlngton Sta*.
Many Arr**te M��d* in G*rm*ny. Golden, Doc, "--tano*   Q��**l
pori'T,  tv>c it ���Manv arreata have ha* been appointed Dominion rab lays
occurred at Breslau, tbe capital of agent at ao'den' ��". off'c* rSr��Sf
oiii!��,a of men and woman, charged created hy th* decision of th* mnv
with bolng involved ln a widespread I ion government to open, �� biwem
conwlracy to destroy all the bridge*]land agency here to handle hiatto***
near Brealau In the event of Germany (connected with homestead* and town-
mobUlaatlon. ���       -lalto* In th* railway btft
G. T. P. TAKES OVER SHOP*
National   Tr*n**oMln*ntrt to
Ova* She** at WIMlMS-  ' ���
Ottawa, Dee. ff.-to all probability a wire will be received by Bngjn-
ear Maofiwlra* of the MsBonal^an*.
oootimmtal eonimiMlos   located , at
Drank t" was the reply. "Man.
the list tin* I wa* wl' him Jock got
that drunk 1 oouldna ���*��� him.���
London Mall. i
Newfoundland's RaHroad*.
The railroad* ot Newfoundland total
al.l lyijcs. _       .   _
Advertising
Xnat Is
Read
Is Advertising
Tkat
Produces
Newspaper Advertising is interspersed
with news.
The readers necessarily see and read an
advertisement if it be there���just as one
has seen this advertisement and is now
reading it
Nobody had to turn to air advertising
section in order to read this.
If that had been necessary, it may well be
said that you never would have read it
WkyNot
Put  Your
Announcement
Wkere It,
Will Be Read?
i
IP PAGE EIGHT
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 1, 1913.
"PAY   CASH   IT   WILL   PAY
YOU".
pianoforte solos of Miss Eileen Gil-
ley, were greatly appreciated. The
great climax was the visit of heavily
loaded Santa Claus, who came on the
platform in realistic fashion delighting the hearts of the youngsters by
his lavish distribution of hla glftB and
bags of candles. The benediction
brought a very enjoyable evening to a
close.
May the
New Year
be a Happy
| i    and
Prosperous,
one for all
our
Customers
and Friends
SIMPLE OLD DANCES
DELIGHT EVERYONE
THE
.
Public Supply Stores
V L. ADAMS       S. K. BRIOOS
PHONE 2.
Protect
Your Dear
i
Owes
���
May Day Committee Ask Larger Attendance Tomorrow Afternoon
at St. George's Hall.
Mr. John Oliver, Delta, drove into
| the city yesterday.
There will be a dance Uils evening
at Gray's Hall, Edmonds. (378)
Skate* sharpened aac, set at Gee.
R. Steak's, ttt Columbia St.       (215)
Rev. Father Milliard returned home
on Monday night after a five days'
round of Tacoma and Seattle.
Ohristaik* Cakes. See our window.
Hlghth Street Bakery. Telephone
JS1. <M3)
Rev. C. R. Blunden and son, of Lad
ner, were in the city on Monday and
yesterday visiting friends.
Mill Wood for sale, prompt delivery
to any part of the city; also Sapper-
ton or Burnaby. W. Rich", phone
R1146. ( (360)
A meeting of the ratepayers of Port
Moody was held last evening ln Port
Moody to hear a report from the incorporation committee.
Mill wood for Bale, prompt delivery
to any part of the city; alBo Sapper
ton or Burnaby. W. Rich, phone
R1146. (360)
Chief of Police Bradshaw was busy
yesterday receiving applications for
bartenders' licenses, 54 were issued
last year, while 35 were given out ye3
terday.
Cheap and large lots on Douglas
Road. Prices only $425 to $600. Easy
terms. See The Peoples TruBt Company, Limited.   Phone 669. (356)
Grave news has been received here
on the condition of Rev. Father
Rocher. formerly priest of Langley
and Port Moody. Despite frequent Internal operations the reverend father
has been compelled to return to the
hospital, where he Is now undergoing
the serum injection treatment.
A few copies of Mrs. Herring's latest book, "Nan, and Other Pioneer
Women of the West," are on sale at
H.  Morey's Book Store in this city.
(308)
On examination yesterday It was
found that Mr. Ernest England, the
driver of the White llakery rig. had
sustained no bone fracture as the result of the accident which occurred
on Monday evening. Mr. England
was. however, painfully bruised and
somewhat shaken up, but will recover
In a few days.       ,
Where are your wandering thoughts
today. Gather them and get one of
The Peoples Trust Company's large
lots ln Burnaby.   $425.    Easy terms.
(356)
��� .. Ilstaotion with the    folk dances,
The Westminster  Marino Uallwayo \ ^^ \^^\, they were nhyalcul exerol
Co. have been awarded the contract 10�� ty.H  yeT^  teat Wnd.    Ho adn\\r��Hl
\by the Dominion government tor thvl,^ efficiency ot the Instructress an
\ construction ot a new    high    powerI wcmia lend tils support to fnrlher    a
launch  tor the  BaherleB  diepartment lm0VPnieilt wh|c|, wa3 In the beat    in
"1M> .,      nt-ntr-     ntlll     fint-l      i n      1)ic     iwi I uli 1 inr. ... ....
A start was made towards further
improvement of the May Day festivi
tle3 when yesterday ln St. George's
hail a dozen girls and boys were in
struqted in the simple old dances
lybich have gladdened the villager*
of merry England for centuries.
It was hoped that a larger audience
would have been on hand to meet
Miss Lena Cotsworth. who, though on
ber holidays herself, has generously
consented to do what she could to
advance the objects of the May Day
committee In introducing the dances
here, but it is gratifying to announce
chat there were present Mr. T. J.
Trapp, chairman of the school board;
Mx. J. J. Johnston, [he efficient master of ceremonies In 1911! Mr. C. H.
Stuart Wade, publicity commissioner;
Principal W. H. Grieve, of Herbert
Spencer school; teachers from Quaens
borough, and other schools, members
ot the standing May Day committee
aud other ladies and gentlemen in
terested in the movement.
Two Lovely Measures.
All of these were Intensely Interest
ed when, after a preliminary explana
tion of what folk dancing 1b, Miss
Cotsworth lined her class up, and
soon, haltingly at first, hut fast improving as they entered Into the solrl'
of the thing, the boys and girls were
treading the old time steps cf a
dance called the "Black Nag"-~8urei>
sufficient reminder of country life
and afterwards of the ribbon dance.
Both these dances breathe the spirl*
of the happy innocent enjoyment of a
free people, they are part and parcel
of those customs which were indeed
bound as closely to the lives of our
forefathers as was the land itself, for
from  the tilling of the soil,  seeding
and harvest, the time of the    black I 	
thorn and the hawthorn may. or th" j qqqd POLICE  RECORD
A very pretty wedding was celebrated on Christmas Day at Cedar
Cottage, the home of the bride's parents, the contracting parties being
Miss Annie Somervllle, formerly ot
Dunfermline, Scotland, and Mr. Whitfield M. Chapman, formerly of Wells,
Somerset, England, and now residing
In this city.
Miss Helen Somervllle, youngest
sister of the bride, acted aa bridesmaid, and Scoutmaster R. P. Day performed the duties of groomsman. The
Rev. E. Manuel, pastor of the Odar
Cottage Methodist church, performed
the ceremony.
The bride and bridegroom were
both the recipients of many useful
and handsome presents, chief amonj,
which being a cabinet of silver from
the staff, and a cheque from the
directorate, of the Dominion Trust
Co Ltd.. Vancouver, In whose office]
the bride wa*,employed previous to i
her marriage. The bridegroom, who]
is e^ploved bv MPSB"- ���'*��* Limit""
of New Westminster, as accountant,
���vas presented by his firm with a
handsome fumed oak extension dining
table: while the staff and employees
donated a beautiful fumed oak arm
chair, pictures and cut glass.
Mr Chapman, who is location asso-
elation secretary of the First Ne.vi
Westminster Troop Baden-Powell Boy |
Scouts, received a very pleasant surprise at the close of the ceremony
when he was suddenlv accosted by
Patrol Leader Tom Corbett. and Cor
poral Herbert Allan, who had come I
to offer congratulations, and to present a handsome silver mounted CUl
glass salad bo'vl on behnlf of th" New
Westminster Scouts. Needless to Bay
the recipient was delighted with th-
gift, but this "good turn" was eclipsed,
however, by Patrol Leader Corbett a
little later, when in replying to the
toast to the Nerf Westminster Scouts
he made the very amusing snd ambiguous remark that "Mr. Chapman
deserved all he got"
After a short honeymoon Mr. nnd
Mrs. Chapman are to reside at Sixteenth avenue, Edmonds, B.C.
At the Holy Trinity Cathedral on
Monday evening Mr. Rowland s lisle*
and Miss Lily E. Thomas, daughter of
Mr and Mrs. W. r Thntnr". rf th'i
city, were married by Rev. J. H.
Hooper, of North Vancouver. After
the ceremony the couple left for Edmonton where they will make their
hem". Mr. Ilsley is the nrrnrletor of
a gents' furnishing Btore In Edmonton.
FURNITURE
DRY GOODS
LEES LIMITED
DRY GOODS
FURNITURE
HAPPY
NEW YEAR
TO ALL
Our January Clearance Sale
Starts Friday
1 The Biggest Bargain Event in
our history. Five Great Floors
with Special Attractions for you.
time of apple picking, have come dowr
the revels of May Day and of Harvest
Home.
Will Delight Children.
Mr. T. .T. Trapp. in common with
all those who witnessed this, the llrsl
beginning upon the mainland of Can
ada of a movement fraught with such
inestimable benefits particularly to
children, expressed  h's complete sat
and
FOR LA8T MONTH OF YEAR.
3.
real
and 1
You have worked,
planned, saved and denied yourself���all that
some dear one may be
free from want when
you are gone.
What have you done
to ensure that the
estate you have built
up will be efficiently
managed after you?
Let us tell you about
our facilities for handling estates.
Dominion Trust
Company, Ltd.
Paid Up Capital and Surplus $2,500,000.00
SATISFACTION
Is the result of using our
Hot Water Bottles.
Two and five year guarantee with every bottle sold.
Curtis Drug Store
for  PHOTO  GOODS.   SPECTACLES
and 8EEDS.
Phone 43:   L. D. 71;   Rsi   72.
New    Wcstmlnstsr.    B   C.
The craft will cost in the neighbor
hood of $40,000 and will be fitted with
an engine capable if registering a
speed of 18 knots an hour.
Mr. Prank Dlair has appealed
against the order of Stipendiary Magistrate Clute to the effect that he pay
T. Clement, a baker who was once in
his employ, a half week's wages for
being discharged without the usual
notice. His Honor Judge Howay will
hear the appeal next week. Mr. Adam
S. Johnston Is handling the case for
Mr. Blair.
Mr. It. J. ncatty, a former member
of the staff of the local branch of the
Bank of Commerce of this city, is
spending his holidays with his mother.
Mrs. George Beaity, 112 Seventh
street. Mr. Ilaatty received word yes
terday from the head office that he
had been transferred from Vernon to
Victoria, and Is to take up his duties
at the Capital City at once
The staff of the r-T��,wa reciprocates
the kindly feeling which prompted thi
presents of choice gluss and stone
ware received yesterday from Mr.
Thomas Freeman, Mr, Nels Nelson
and the It. ('. Distilleries. The contemplation of these works of art did
much to nlllevhUe the sufferings o|
those who worked while other,
revelled.
A letter from Rev. Father O'Boyle,
!.os Angeles, conveys tho information
that the reverend gentleman is recuperating rapidly and is, al present.
Ihe guest of Mr. Crane, of New West
minster, who In also a sojourner In
thu Sunny Kouth. Father O'Hoyle In
tends prolonging his visit fur a couple
cf week* ojid will then proo*ed tr
San Diego, where he will spend the
remainder of Uls three months health
furlough
As the result of the recent alleged
attempted murder a supreme court
writ has been Issued dissolving the
partnership of William Brownlee and
Andrew Gabriel. The ��wo men have
been Joint proprietors of the Mel
bourne apartments. Some time ago
Brownlee was arrested on the charge
of having "beat up" his partner, Gabriel, who Is now convalescing In the
Hoyal Columbian hoBpltal. Brownlee
was released from jail on heavy ball
Mr. J. P, Hampton Bo.p. acted for the
plaintiff, Gabriel, ln the matter of the
writ.
After  the festivities  aro over
Yuu may need Prescriptions.
Wo supply exactly what the doctor
orders.
Hring  it here.
FURDKItlC  T.  HILL,
Successor lo K. J. MacKenilo.
(341)
terests of the children
Canon d'Easum has kindly loaned
St. George's hall for Thursday, tonior
row afternoon, when another lessor
will be given at 2:30 p.m.. and thr
staudlng May Day committee sincere
ly hope that all teachers in the city
or vallev will attend, while they also
heartily invite all boys and girls to be
r>n lia'"l with their slippers and te
take advantage of the lessons, so tha*
before. Miss Cotsworth's departure on
Monday, some material progress ma}
have been achieved./
A  total  of ninety-nine   .cases    ap-
peared  before  the  police  magistrate
during  the  month  of  December,  ac- i
cording to the report of Chief of Po-,
lice Bradshaw. �����
ThiB is  regarded  as very  satlsfac-\
tory aa compared with other months l
of the year, being slightly higher than
that    ot    Nowniiier,. but nearly  low 1
than ��hkt ot October.
The dmsi disposed  of  were  tabulated as follows:  Obtaining goods' by
false  pretences,  2;   Indian    act,    2:
Street bylaw, 3: Pound bylaw, 2; San-1
itary   bylaw,   1;   Building   bylaw,   l;
drunks, 51;  drunk and disorderly, 7: I
disorderly, 1; lotnates of opium Joints, j
6;   injury   to  property,   5;   obtaining |
money  by  false  pretences,  3;   theft,
3; vagrancy, 7.
LEES LIMITED
WE FURNISH YOUR HOME COMPLETE.
MARMIED ��� CHAPMAN SOMER-
vllle, at tha home of tho bride's i
parents, Cedar Cottage, Vancouver,
B.C., Canada, on Christmas day,
1912, Whitfield M. Chapman of
New Westminster. B.C., youngest
son of the late Maurice Chapman,
of Wookey Hole Wells, Somerset,
England, to Annie, second daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Somervllle,
formerly of Dunfermline, Scotland,
by Rev. E. Manuel, pastor of Cedar
Cottage Methodist church. |380)
PROMINENT AMERICANS
MEET LADY ABERDEEN
WILL ALLOW CASTRO
TO  TAKE   GERMAN
VESSEL.
New York. Dec. 31���Commissioner
erf Immigration Williams announced
this afternoon that Cirprano CaBtro,
ex?psesident of Venezuela, who was
detained on his arrival here this morning, has expressed a desire to return
Immediately to Europe. Castro de-
Sires to take a German steamer landing at Hamburg and this permission
probably will be granted.
After a preliminary hearing this
afternoon at Ellis Island Castro Informed Commissioner Williams that
he desired to return to Europe forthwith. Special permission will be necessary If Castro Is to return by a
German steamer Instead of on the
French   lluer  which   brought,   him."
STEPS ON   LIVE  WIRE
Workmen In Sapperton Have Narrow
Escape.
Tho strong wind yesterday did
some minor damage In Bapperton, de-
rnollahlng part of the close wooden
palisade lurroundtng the penitentiary
and  part of a similar fence dividing
portiens of the asylum grounds.
Two brewery workmen going te
work early yesterday morning "iiimb
led across a fallen electric wire anil
received shocks that fortunntalv
Scared them more than It hurt. Oi"
of the men merely toughed It wUh
the toe of his leehoots. He says thai
was quite enough for him.
New York. Dec. 31.���Mr. and Mrs.
Robert Collier gave a small dinner
this evening at their residence in honor of th* Countess of Aberdeen, wife
of the lord !!��� utenant of Ireland, and
Miss Violet Asqulth, daughter of the
British premier.
Mrs. Collier Is Interested in the
campaign against tuberculosis In Ireland through the Women's National
Health association and has invited to
meet l.ady Aberdeen a few of her
friends who have followed, with Interest her  remarkable  work.
TO INTRODUCE
MADAME BtAUCHAMP
MODISTE
A discount of 33 1-3 per cent, will be
given on all orde,*,   Thi* discount Is
for tan day* only.
EVENING GOWNS A SPECIALTY
Room 6 ColJ.ster Block
The Bank of Vancouver
A general banking business transacted, drafts and letter* of credit
���old payable In all parts of th* world.   Savings bank department at
all branches.
��� SPECIAL ATTENTION PAID TO ���
BANKING BY MAIL
New W��*tmm*ter Branch, Cor. 8th and Columbia. Street*
D. D. WILSON, Manager.
"GET THE HABIT'
TOYS, BOLLS and
FANCY GOODS
Sunday School Christmas Treat.
Tho schoolroom of St. Paul's R. E.
church, Royal avenue, waa crowded
with Sunday school scholars and tlinlr
parent* and friends. Until old and
rOUng heartily enjoyed the splendid
irogram rendered very affectively
hy several of the scholars, who had
been splendidly trained by Miss Vera
''rilley. The chair was taken hy Mr.
S, F. Mack anrl among other items the
Singing of Mrs. Hell ln Uie character
uf   (hmilCBS of the   Night,    and   ' the
This cotfors pretty well any articl i
you may wish for a gift.
' Toys and Dolls for the boys  and
girls.
Faucy Jewel Boxes, Dressing Cases,
Mirrors, Brush Sets, Inkstands, etc
for the growu upii.
See us before  buying elsewhere.
THE FAIR
The Fisherman's Friend
Thi* I* th* Engine that
ha*    created    such    *
sensation   among   the    ||i
flshsrmen.
Five h.p. YALE, Ga*o-
lln* Engine. The mast
reliable engine uu tin)
market.
�� H.P. MARINE GASOLINE ENGINE.
MADE  IN   NEW  WESTMINSTER.
T, e Schaake Machine Works
HEAPS ENGINEERING CO., ITD.
NEW WESTMINSTtR, B.C.
Try One of Our Self Basing Roasters
The bast on the market, price* from  , ...91.90 to 12.50
Note th* bargain* In our dinner sets wblch wa bar* Just opened.
All must go before Christmas.    Therefore thasa cheap price*
97-plece  Flo  Blue,  worth $15.09 for ., $10.75
lOS-piece Dresden Gold Una, worth$26.   for          19.75
96-piece Grecian Dull Gold, worth $28, for  21.24
97-plece Blue Bandand Dull Gold,  worth $S0 for...  2145
98-plece Poutraclcla, worth $12.50, for  22.00
We also carry Blue Willow, Clover Leaf and the Vitrified ware.
See our Cut Glass Bowl*, Vases  and  Bon  Bon  Dishes  aad  our
Glass Table and Water Bets. \
Nothing  Is more  appropriate for a Christmas Preseat than an
Electric  Iron  (I mean the kind w* oarry)  unless It I* one of our
Sewing Machine*, guaranteed for 10 year*.
The New Furnftwe Store
Cor. 12th St. and Sixth A**. C. N. EOMONDSON A CO.
These are sll In good  locations and   are   good   Investments   at   the   price.
they_can be bought fer now.
13*3��� KNOX 8TREET,
.646 Columbia  Street
Phone 453
1359���FIFTH   8TRBET    near  Eighth
avenues; 60x1 J! to lane; a good buy
at $1,000; one-third cash.
1195���SEVENTH   AVENUE   near 4th
street; two lots; upper side; 50x130
all cleared and graded;   prloo $1275
each.
1397���66 FOOT LOT corner ef Sixth
avenue and Ash street; price $4000
on easy terms.
8APPERTON
66 foot lot In good location; Just off
Columbia street; price $1200 on
easy terms.
1398���5 LOT8 ON TWELFTH AVE.,
near Sixth street car line; 60x160
each; some are cleared; street It
graded; price $3000 on good terms
F. J. HART & CO., LTD.
White. Shiles & Co.
have moved from 628 Columbia St to more commo-
modious offices in the Westminster Trust Block
(Suite 312 to 315.) Their lower office, No, 746 Columbia street, near the tram office, will, however, be
kept open in charge of Mr. *0. A. Shiles, the firm's
regular business being carried on at both,offices.
628 and 746 Celambla Mraet, Ph*n* 85., N*w WsstmlasUr, 9. C.
ESTABLISHED 1891.
We writ* Fir*, Life, Accident, Employers'   Liability. Automobile
Marin* Insurance.
and
ELECTRICAL   FIXTURES,
'���      ���--���������������������.���.�����..�������������s��s���s��6.
Shades, Reading Lamps, etc
WEBER & DAY
Phone 636 63 Sixth Street;
N.
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