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 B. C. E. R. Developments 1812.
Millside line, Queensborough lino,
6th street line, 12th street double-
tracked, cut-off, new yards, shops
VOLUME 7, Nl'   ���
m:*m w&comes
Virginia Turns Out to See Eighth Son to Be Chosen to
Highest Office in the Land���Bonfires, Torchlight
Processions, Bands, Etc., Greet Governor as He Enters Staunton, His Home City.
Staunton, Va., Dec. 27.���Virginia
welcomed borne tonight Governor
Woodrow Wilson, the eighth of hei
native sons to be chosen president of
tbe United States. From the moment
the president-elect crossed the stata
line at Alexandria In the afternoon
after he had �� ten minute glimpse of
tbo national capital, until 9 o'clock
when ba reached the little parsonage
where he was born Just flfty years ago
tomorrow, the reception was one of
great enthusiasm, noisy demonstration
and spectacular display.
Escorted by cavalry, mllltla com
paniea and a torch llgbt procession
the Governor and Mrs. Wilson motor
ed through the streeta ot Staunton t<
the home of Rev. Dr. A. N. Fraser
pastor of the Presbyterian church. In
this home Rev. Joseph P. Wilson
father of the president-elect, lived In
"It Is fine to be back again," ex-
claimed the president-elect as he
stepped Indoors.
on the rear platform of the train and
enjoyed the demonstrations.
Real President-elect.
"This Ib the real president-elect,"
said Hr. Wilson as he Introduced hei
to the crowd at Alexandria.
Senator Claude A. Swanson, of Vir
glnia; Representatives Charles C. Car
Un and William A. Jones, of this state,
got aboard at Alexandria. Mr. Wtlsoi
was unable to speak at any of th-
stops enroute, his physician having
forbade unnecessary exposure. Sena
tor Swanson explained thiB to th"
crowd at Culpepper and Governor Wil
ion raised his band to acknowledge
their cheers.
lt was at Manassas that the flrat of
a scries of bonfires along the route
crackled a welcome. Tho governor
peered from his state room at the
llres along the way.
ls It the fourth or July ?" he queried
as cannon roared and sky rockets
gleamed at Orange. Another display
of flreworko came at Gordonsvllle, but
thn Wgsjest    crowd    of   all    pressed
Suffering from the effect of hla cold jarmmd the train at Charlottesville
be retired Immediately to the room In i where Governor nnd Mrs. Msnn and
which he was born, to rest for the is delegation from Richmond joined
morrow, when  the chief program of .the party.
the Jubilee wlll be carried out.
From far and wide, native children
of Staunton hnd come to greet their
fellow townsman. Kxccpt for an Informal  visit  a year ago  Mr.  Wllsor
Harry Smith. Jr., and Spoakor R. 15
Bird, of the house of delegates, bet1'
of tliem classmate* of Governor Wll
son nt the University of Vtrgln'a ln��
school,    greeted    the    president-elnci
had not been here since he was three jhere.   He thanked them   warmly   for
years old. | their efforts in his behalf of the pre
Staunton wss not alone In celobrat :Conventlon campaign.
lng the arrival tn Vlrvlnla of H>�� di�� Joseph E. Willard. former lleuten-
tlngulsbed visitor. Hon fires biased '*. ant-governor of Vtrglnia. had his prl-
nwav. fireworks shot across the 1 vate car attached ot Charlottesville
Fkles and red lights threw a festive.and the party of former Virginian*
glare at all stations along th�� route I was Increased to nearly one hundred
Mrs. Wilson stood with her husband |hv the time of arrival at Staunton.
Municipal  Fathers Give Annual Con-
,   cert to Their Electroite���Wa* ���
Great Success.
Edmonds, Dec. 27.���Tbe closing
event of the year as far as Burnaby
municipal life was concerned, took
place this evening when tbe counctl
took it upon themselves to cater to
the wants of a crowded house at the
Burnaby Public hall.
It was a talkfest, alngfest and drink-
test all ln one, and the way Reeve
Weart called upon the different entertainers and also the way In which
they came through was a revelation.
This was the second event of Its
kind held ln Burnaby and by way of
attendance It showed that the electorate had not forgotten the event of
1911. They were there from North
Burnaby and South, Highland Park,
and East Burnaby, all out for a good
Councillor vied with private citizen to keep up the enthusiasm and
with the singing of Auld Lang Syne
tbe municipal smoker of 1912 came
to an end in a blaze ot glory that will
take some thinking for the entertain
ment    committee of 1913 to equal.
Everyone was out for a good time
and political aspirations were forgotten, in fact platforms and vote getting were tabooed.
Perhaps the hit of the evening was
the parody sung by Councillor FauVel on the outgoing council. Each
verse was received with roars of
Among those v.ho took part in the
program were Messrs W. S. Vivian,
W. Currle, S. Williams, A. G. Moore,
Hunter, Little, Robertson, Gingle,
Hall, Wallace, G. H. Leaf and Councillors MacDonald, McGregor, Fauvel.
Madill,  Mayne and  Reeve Weart.
The proceedings were brought to a
close near midnight with the singing
of God Save the King.
Manager   Reid   Purchases
Large Lot on North
Side of Lulu Island.
Work*   Ha*  Out-
Driven on Shoal by Fierce Gale���Crew
I SUH on Board.
f ACF   THK    MADI1 IW       Beaufort. N. C, Dec. 27,-Drlven In
vHJL    I Ilia   ITlUllI I VJ slu-re by u furious southwesterly gale.
an unidentified large four masted
schooner stranded on the outer end of
Frying Pan shoals late today.
The crew ls still aboard the vessel
and their position Is perilous a* mountainous seas are pounding her onto the
The revenue cutter Seminole has
gone to the schooner's assistance from
Lookout Bight, N. C.
grown Present Site on Tenth
Lulu leland Is aparently the happy
hunting ground for all capitalists look
ing for Bite* on'wbich to place Indus
tries. Even industries and factories
already established on the north side
of the Arm look upon tbe flat lands to
the south a* thf proper centre for
their operations and aome have already transferred their Interests to
the Island.
Still another la about to move
across; this la the Westminster Iron
works at present established on Tenth
atreet. Mr. John Reid, the manager,
has purchased a Urge lot on the north
side of tbe Ialand, juat east of the
Schaake property, to which he ultimately proposes to transfer bl* business. Tbe property has a frontage
of about 132 feet on tbe North Arm
and on account of the depth of water
at this point, is excellently adapted
for marine shipping.
Outgrows Establishment.
Seen yesterday, Mr. Reid Btated
that his business had outgrown the
site on whicb lt Is at present establishes and that It was absolutely Imperative that it be removed to a more
commodious location.
"We are at present negotiating for
the sale of the property npon which
the present works are established and
ss soon a* a purchaser is found we
will transfer the business to Lulu Island. The works I expect to establish on Lulu Island wlll be much
larger tban the present ones. Though
no plans have been prepared for the
Morning  Poat Declares    Bonar    Law
Has    Been    Misunderstood
Reference to Conference,
London, Dec. 27.���The Morning
Post (Unionist) adverting to Bonar
Law's proposal of a conference regrets tbat bis position bas been en
tlrely misrepresented and claim* that
if in 1907 Canada had been given reciprocal trade as urged by Sir Wilfrid
Laurier there would have been no
negotiations with tbe United States
and the cold shoulder on the part ol
the Canadian Liberals to the naval
Continuing, the Post Bays: "We
have already seen the danger tnai
such a' conference might be misused
and misrepresented as an attempt to
saddle the colonies with an unpopular
decision, but a conference to settle
the main lines and details of a.new
imperial trade policy wlll he a necessity. All Imperialists hope, not only
for a conference to discuss the trade
policy of the empire, but for a permanent councll wltb tbat among Its
chief subjects of consideration. The
decision would rest as he Infers with
the governments and parliaments
themselves; therefore, apart (rom the
danger bf representation which Is always present, whatever wav the
policy I* carried out. some auch machinery I* desirable and will probably
be found necessary.
"When we come at short grins -x'tt-
this problem our hope ls that the government will be armed with power tr
offer to the dominions ln return for
the continuance and posalh'n-<>*''��*nf p-
of their preference upon colonial food
stuffs and such other products ns may
be thought desirable to you;';but vh'l?
havlpe this power, it wonld  also bf
the dutv of the government so to readjust British taxes that the burde"
nf the breakfast table would not   be
heavier    than    now.    So    tmieh    the
Hnlonis's have promised and ao much
they will fulfill    To aBk them to   do
Refusal to Demobilize Keeps Nations Guessing���Both
Russia and Italy Are Opposed to Plans of Austria���
Attempts to Disrupt Balkan States Unavailing���Turkey Presents Reply Today.
London, Dec. 27.���Turkey's reply
to tbe demand, made several days ago
by the Balkan Allies as a basis for
peace in Southeastern Europe, will
be delivered tomorrow to tbe Peace
Conference in St. James Palace.
Interest, however, again has shifted
from this phase of the situation and
is centered tonight in the question of
what are the intentions of'Austria
with respect to the Balkans.
The peace delegate* are prepared to
consider tha. reply of the Ottoman
government and its counter proposals, startling though tbey may be, as
simply point* for further negotiations.
It ts well known tbat Turkey hag
not the least hope of obtaining what
ahe will demand and also that she haa
no intention of resuming a war that
may result in further disaster.
That this Is the situation seems to
receive confirmation from tbe fact
that several attempts already have
been made unofficially by members
of the Turkish delegation to get the
Montenegrin, Servian and Greek delegates to recede from the demand tbat
terests ln falling to defend the Balkans.
The Servian delegation observe*
that lt has only asked a port for the
free developed for tbe country without Austrian intervention.
"This port" the Servian* say, "although already conquered by our arma
has been taken from ua In deference
to tbe will of Austria. The triple entente also meekly acquiesced to the
will of the triple alliance when It
consented to the formation of an artificial Albania composed of all the
territories which Austria covets for
herself, granting to Servla Instead, a
commercial port, the only guarantee*
of which are Illusory. '
Would Cause Trouble.
"If official Albania should be dominated by Austria a policy of cblcano
could be inaugurated and cause all
difficulties to Servian commerce. Italian support would be only theoretical, aa Italy never would fight Austria to guarantee Servia a neutral
"The question cf a port Is trifling
if placed by Itself, but behind it la
Tr7iiTri-'i*r7y*iTr*T*.'7".'i'T"r'""7,i'y"* I the question whether the Balkans aTe
to Stoat ^.^ ^"1^ fe^��AJ^^ *IJK!2!?��'fe
to tbeir respective enlargement territorially.     These  advances,   and     re-
tories ot the allies, threatens to he
to be enslaved to the triple alliance
TT"f.'.'.. "?T** fSTlT^-JSt ~r�� I or emancipated.   The emancipation of
ports^manating from   Constantinople | w,  ���.������������,,  ,���������������,,!���.,>.,. 2ZSL���
that Bulgaria Ib negotiating terms direct with Turkey there, are considered to have as their basis purposes an
attempt to divide the Allies.
Stay  Together.
lost through inconceivable weakness
of Che triple entente. The triple entente urges peace at any cost, even
yielding on the frontiers of Albania.
It is proposed to turn Servla out of
Durauo because she occupied It and
olant   1   wlll   probably   have   a more is to ask Ihem to betray   a greai  states have resisted all  temptations
" ... - . ... ... .���������������>��*     mar. A     kVtanilAn     A     ffrAil f     nflTK1.  1 a       a        Al ��� m I -���j.       a.���
The  representation  of  the  Balkan I deprive  Montenegro' oPssutart    be-
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Jurymen   Have   Already   Deliberated
Fifteen Houra la Dynamite Conspiracy Caae.
Indianapolis, Ind., Dec. 27.���Fifteen
houra' deliberation by tbs jury In the
"dynamite conspiracy" case up to tonight had failed to result In the re-.^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
turn ot any verdicts.    Federal Judge j Co'enrl Addresses Larpe Meeting   at
Anderson, after convening oourt to re- '       -���-       �����"
ceive any reports from tbo jurors, ordered an adjournment until 9:30 a.m.
tomorrow, with the understanding
that verdicts, should they be found,
would not be returned until that time.
Wblle government officials expressed confldenco that the jury would report tomorrow, attorney* for tbe de
lence stated tbat It may require a
longer tlmo. Twenty-six offences are
charged against each of the defendant* and the jury, If It chooses, may
ballot on each charge a* to each de
fendant, making * total of 10-50
charge* thu* to be disposed of.
Beaton eis "History of Literature."
Boston. Deo. 27.���Colonel Theodore
Koosevelt. speaking tcnlght on "HI*
torv of Literature" In Symphony hall,
addressed members of six national associations now holding convention')
here, lie la president of one of these
societies, the American Historical As.
The other organisations nro' t*.-
American Association for Labor T parts-
latlen, the American Sociological So-
e'etv. thn American Statist'"! Asso-
c'stlon, the American Economic Association, and ������"> American Political
Science Association. ���,
B. C. Electric WiU Run
Parcel Post System for
Inter-Urban Shoppers
A comprehensive, and what will probably prove a popular move, I* shortly to be Inaugurated by tbe B.C.B.R.
at U* passenger stations In New
Westminster and Vancouver, that I*
the running of a check baggage sys-
tem tar th* us* ot Mttler* along th*
different interurban Una* of the com-
Thi* will be one pt tha biggest
acheme* to aid tb* (hopper ot New
Westminster and Vancouver launched
by th* & C. B. R. and 1* in keeping
���with tt* provincial order given the
company aome montha ago, which goes
Into effect on the first of January.
Such a acueme la entirely new In
thla (action of the country and since
his return from hi* continental trip
of lnspeetfaa Mr, Purvis, interurban
manager, hss been a busy man prelecting all the minor details of th,i
It mean* that the chopper who patronises the store* of thl* city and of
Vaneouver win not be compelled to'
trudge along from itore to store carrying her panel* with her but a system
of checking will be placed ln effect
ao that the business men will deliver
th* package* to the Columbia street
depot and alao to th* on* at CArrall
atreet, Vanoourer, to await their owner*. ��� ,    ,r
Tag* are being printed at the pres
eat time, yrhleh will fa* duplicate tn
form, the purchaser holding one, while
the other, with a .corresponding number will-fa* pasted oh the paroel.
All Arrangement* Made.
The oompany haa made all Arrangements tor opening a check baggage
aad parcel department la the two depot* and all the shopper* wlll have to
Provincial Ministers Say a 100 Acres
Will Probably Be Added to Present Site.
Vancouver. Dec. 27.���Although they
would not definitely state this to be
the result of their trip to the university aite at Point Grey this morning,
Hon. W. J. Bowser, attorney-general,
Juid Hop. Dr, 11. E. YQung, minister of
education, intimated thst tbe acreage
for tbe university might be Increased
and that the scheme ofr tbe development of this project would be broad
ened out In accordance wilh a larger
ground area. One hundred and seventy seven acres now constitute the
site for the university. It Is proba
ble,. and thla Dr. Young Intimated
that 100 acres will be added, thus
making possible a more elaborate development than that. already outlin
Hon. W. J. Bowser stated that th-
matter of enlarging the grounds
would be considered' by the government soon. He said tbat the plans
made by tbe architects would probably be revised to incorporate the
larger area. The additional space will
be added to the south and east as' expansion ln other directions Ib not pos-
In speaking of the comparative sires
nf the British Columbia university
*lte snd others, the Hon Dr. Ydung.
the minister of education pointed out
that thc area of the site st Po'nt Ore-.-
wss small. He stated that Cornell
Tor example, has 1600 acres of land, of
which 000 acrea are uaed for a demon
itratlon farm.
building 200x70 feet, erected, ln which cause and abandon a great hope.'
will be located a machine shop, ornamental Iron works, blacksmith shop
and a repair shop for marine vessels.
A slip wtll also be erected on tbe pro-
perty for the purpose of taking ships I
out of the water tor remodelling and
Wlll Double Hands.
"We have carried on a marine business at the present works for some
time but on account ot the distance
of the shops from the water we have
lost considerable business which
might have been secured bad we been
located on th* waterfront We employ between 30 and 40 men at the
present time but In the new work* our
staff will probably be Increased to between 99and tv."    ���'*'      *   ������'
Mr. Reid has Just sold S3 feet ad
joining hia works on Tenth itreet to
the B.C.B.R. for the aum of $10,000
The property I* located to the south
end of tbe Iron works and Immediately adjoins tbe B.C.E.R. power hobae,
the extension of which It Is believed
Is tbe reason of the company In purchasing the property.
cause she did not take it.
do at thi. expiration of the day's visit
In the city will be to present the duplicate checks at the depot, receiving
their parcels In return.
In aa interview with Mr. Purvis a
few daya ago a representative of The
News was told tliat the aim of the
company was to aid the shoppers a*
much aa possible.
"Tbe housewife does not want to
cart around a heavy load of parcels
from store to store," he stated, "and
wh.-.n she get* home find herself
thoroughly fagged out.
"We expect this new system. will
alleviate a great deal of apathy aa regard* shopping" in the two cities, and,
although there may be minor details
that will have to be altered to suit
conditions, I believe we have fathomed the whole crux of the situation.
"The oompany will employ one or
more attendants at both the Carrol
street and Columbia street stations
who wlll also act in the capacity ot
information bureaus.
Any person producing a settler*' ticket at either of the two depots will
be given a certain,number of checks
and these can ba replenished front
Ume to time.
Juat when the n*w syitem will go
Into effect haa not yet been given but
but tt can be expected ln th* very near
future.. t,
The company win place a limited
passenger train and perishable freight
train between Chilliwack and New
Westmlnater and Vaneouver, com-
Oienelps early in January. { Thla ha*
been mooted for Bome time and the
rapid settlement of th* Fraser valley
ha* led th* officials of tha company
to belie re that the time Is now rip* for
I inch t, wrvlce.
Max Von Buelow. Descendant ef Oer
Man General, I*  Killed.
Reno, Nev. Dec. 27.���With both
hands cut oft and hla skull fractured
Max Von Buelow, said to be descendant of Count Von Buelow, tbe famous
Oerman general, waa picked up on the
railroad track near the state line today and died later ln the railroad hospital at Sparks.'
Vou Buelow was a globe trotter and
soldier of fortune. Several. years ago
he married Mlss Christine Plummer,
a wealthy woman of Pueblo, Colo., and
they traveled through Europe In regal
style.   They were later divorced.
Von Buelow waa highly educated
and spoke Several languages. It ls believed he was beating his way west
bn a passenger train last night and
fell beneath the,wheels.
placed ln their way and present to- Nob(Mjy pTopose8 to en,arge AU)ania.
day as united^a front as they did the | over tbe nouthern territories wh.clx
first day of the negotiations and just i he Greekg hav��� not conquer or ta
ss determined as ever to have their aeprlve Buig|]iria 0, 8Uch ot the fruits
own way in concluding peace. Jt her vlctory
instead of diminishing excitement -only Servia and Montenegro are to
is growing among the Servian and be ^r^t ln order t0 allow Aus-
Montenegrtn delegations over what trla permanent Intervention ln the
are considered Austria b plane ln the Ba,kanB ^a prevent a final settlement
Balkans. That the dual monarchy of the sUtus of the pcm,^,.
-.*,*���,- seems determined to carry out thOBe Prevents a Solution.
Presldent-Eteet   Wilson   Favera   Pro-  Pj��"�� l? considered proven by the fact      ���Th    AuBtrlan declares he deslrea
rreemeniEi.n   ..*,.*,     *r.r. iQat  she has  not yet  began  to  de- ironti,.,,.* ����� p.��� mv. .
mobilise the big amy she recently IConttnued on Pa;e Th.*.)
called to the oolor*.   It is now considered certain that at the resumption ****** ���    Mill |\   UlirC
ot  the  ambassadorial  conference  on Will    Ktlll II   1111111
January  S,Austrta wiU urge the re-  IlIU-   VVIIU   IIUUL
INDrafKtf fOR
vislonsl  Government bellowed
by Independence
Btaunton, Va., Dec. J7-���Presidentelect Wilson favors a #rov|sioaal government for the Philippines for eight
years and Independence thereafter,
according to Representative William
A.- Jones of Virginia, chairman of the
house Insular affairs committee, who
dlncusaed the Philippine situation
wltb him on the train today.
presentatlves of Europe to make the
territory of autonomous Albania as
large aa possible. Including In It
Prisend, Djacova and Scutari.
Meanwhile. Austria , Is tempting
Montenegro by proposing In exchange
for Austria's support and the occupation of Scutari .by Montenegro that
Austria be given possession of the
mountains dominating Cattaro, which
thus would become such an impregna
Tbe      president-elect
merely that he bad talked with Mr.
-    - eneral situation In thej ble stronghold as to make tbe Vienna
en   asked   particu 1 government  the. real  master  of  the
Reservoir on Upper St. Lawrence to
Ba  Larger Than That at_
Jones on the "gem
Philippines'."   wfi
larly if he had -tislked' aboat the bill I Adriatic Sea.
being pressed by Representative'
Jones ta> congress, proposing a provisional government tor .eight years and
independence thereafter, Mr. wllaon
replied: "Oh. we talked about that at
Sea Girt last summelj^^^^^^^^
Pacifier In Morocco Tells of Quelling
Mutiny  Among  Musulman
Washington, Dec. 27.���Clp-
rtano Castor, ex-president of
Venezuela, satd to be on hoard
the steamer La Touratne due
at Naw York trom Havre, Sunday, will be detained at the
Bill* Island immigration station untll Secretary Nagel ot
the department ot commerce
and wbor, haa psased on hi*
admission to the United State*.
Thi* unuaual course ls due
to the fact that the state department haa requested Secretary Nagel to strictly apply the
Immigration lawa ln the case of
the ex-president. That department (s searching tor evidence
which would bar Castro.
London, Dec. 27.���Oeneral Lyautey
haa been giving an account of bis
stewardship lu Morocco before the foreign affairs committee ot tbe French
chamber. He arrived ln Morocco at
a moment when tha whole country
waa seething with unrest, aa the result of the mutiny at Fes in April, and
his flrst object was to pacify Fez and
tbo Slawal districts. Throughout, it
has bsen his policy he said to get lntp
direct touch with th* tribes.
Ue Insisted on the necessity of impressing tho Mussulman mind by the
strength of the French oolurana which
must never run the risk ot defeat, and
It waa tor this reason that he hesitated so long before permitting Col. Man-
gin to advance on Marakesh. Thanks
to his plan of dividing Morocco Into
five military sones, Fes. Mektnez, Rabat, the Shawai and Marakesh bodies
of troops were constantly on tlie move
ln every part ot the country.
This eystem ot division rendered
the method of slow penetration and ot
co-operation with the tribes more
practicable. Unless unforeseen difficulties arose, he hoped, be said, that
after the new year he would, be able
to dispense with th* servlces'of some
ot the 67,000 French troops now employed lu Morocco. Their; places can
be filled by fresb drafts of Senegalese.
He estimated tbat the loan ot $60,-
000,000 would be necessary at onoe
for the development of Morocco. Local taxes were expected to produce
$3,200,000 but it was essential that
certain public worka should be undertaken forthwith, of whloh th* more
Important were the Tsngler-Rabat-Pss
railway, tbe railway from Casa Blanca
to Marakesh, tha construction of roada
through the country and ot Casa
Blanca harbor.
>���   Quebec, Dec. 27.���Hon. S. H. Parent.
Italy Disapproves. I chairman of tbe Quebec streams corn-
Italy, the power chiefly interested, j mission, which has been invested'
opposes a scheme that gives ber rival j with tbe powers of a corporation to*
the coveted supremacy on the sea 1 carry out its scheme of constructing'
whicb waa once considered an Venl- J a huge storage reservoir on the upper'
_���.._.__ .. . .claulake.   Russia Is anxious to   pre-  St. Maurice for regaining the'flow of"
Representative Jones, however, had vent the Austrian project which if the' river fbr generating electricity.-
no healtanoy in saying that Qovernor successful wonld stifle further thej says that the dam wlll be three tUNW
Wllaon already hsd heartily endorsed Muscovite ambition to obtain an out- f as large as that at Aaaoun, which (0
to him the pending bill. let In tbe Adriatic. the biggest In the world at present
-r    "-'������"���    --���*  **���-   ���--'    Montegro considers that the scheme   The latter cost about $12,000,000 bat
We really don't expeet the measure to pass this congress," said Mr.
Jones, "but It surely will go through
In the extra session and will be one
ot the first pledgea of th* Democratic
national platform to be carted out."
On* Man Drowned In Collision With
Parry Boat, El Capltan.
Vallojo, Cal,, Dec. 27.���Tho Southern Pacific terry steamer till Capltan
sank a launch ot the gunboat Vlcksburg In Vallejo channel today and
drowned the cockswain, Frederick
Welst. Three other man were In the
launch, but all were rescued.
The steamer Napa Valley out off
Welat'a view ot th* tarry boat until
It waa too lat* to avert the collslon.
After the launch hsd bsen dragged
about U yard* tt earn* afoul of th*
paddle wheel and' was battered to
plecea. V
Two Man Probably Fatally1 Injured and
S*ven Othera Hurt in Wreck.
Cincinnati, O., Dec. 87.���Two men
were Injured, probably fatally,' while
seven others sustained mora or less
serlou* injuries tonight when a Street
oar Jumped the track on the Central
bridge  which  s:.ans  the  Ohio  rlvei
.here and were   precipitated   Into   a
I vacant lot on the Ohio side after   a
drop ot forty feet,
Thenar which was ctty bound ^rom
Newport. Ky., after leaving the track.,
smashed through a guard rail. and
turned a somersault before striking
tha ground.   It wa* dashed to plecea
would be fatal to her very existence,
ss Scutari ls the real sout of the country while the less of the mountains
above Cattaro, besides depriving her
of s strong weapon against Austria,
would put the country In Austrian
hands aa from those mountains cannon could dominate Cettlnje. Austria
project la causing dissatisfaction
against the triple entente, which Is
accused of acting against Its own la
the provincial government propose*
to build tbe one on tbo 8L Maurice
for about a million and a quarter.
The area of the proposed reservoir
will be more the*, three hundred
square miles and the amount of water
to be stored will be about 100 billion
oublc feet It will drain a basin of
area. It Is calculated that It will
bring in about 100,000 acres under
cultivation for the first year alon*.
Small-Bucklin Mills
Are Replacing Hindus
With White Labor
Husband la Hald.
Calgary, Dec. 27���Mr*. Bessie Sharp,
white wlf* of Ben Sharp, eolered, wm
found dead Itl her bed thla morning;
The police are of th* opinion that th*
woman committed witclde: Sharp wltt
be held pending tjje inquiry.      Vf
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Hamilton, Ont, Bwv tl*���
Tbi* morntng Magtatrata Jelfa
fined Frank Baker $1 fof ���tapping the face ot Gertrude Joy-
par. The flne 11 to b* paid
next Christmas. No reason la
given for the quew Judgment
Gradually th* white man tn Brltlah
Columbia ia coming Into ht* own a*
regard* hi* efficiency aa a mill laborer. The latest evidence of thl* Is
contained In the process ot elimination at present being effected ln the
Smalt and Bucklin mills of this city
by which the Hindu as a mill hand Is
slowly being discarded In favor of the
Briefly, the reason advanced why
the White 1* being given preference
over the Hindu ts that the work ot
the wfait* i* found to be much more
satisfactory than that of hi* dusky
Gradual Elimination.
interviewed  yesterday, Mr.  E. H.
Bucklin,  president and  manager of
the Small .tt Bcoklln concern. Stated
that the process of elimination ot the
��� Hindu in hla firm's mills had been
S going on tor some Um*.
��� At one tim*���sad that but a tew
��� montha ago���between 80 and 90 Eaat
��� Indiana had  been employed  in th*
��� plant but gradually thay ar* being re-
��� placed fay white* until there are now
��� only SO on the payroll.
��� "We have found thia winter," laid
��� Mr. Bobklln, "that white men wer*
��� J��*t aa -way *o secure a* Hindu*. We
knew that whlto* hav* given ��atl*fac-
tlon ln th* mill* ln th* States and
therefore we decided to make a change
In the nationality of our workmen. At
first We tried tt as an experiment but
the plan proved auch a auceeaa that
we contlnucd'to engage more whites
and to alowly reduce our staff of Hindus. Now we have double the number of white* we had a short time
Hard to Deal With.    .
"We have always had considerable
difficulty In dealing wtth the Eaat
Indians and that Ib one reason why
we are trying to get rid ot them. Th*
caste differences is the source of a
great deal ot trouble. We have found
that we could not put a Sikh alongside a Mohammedan Indian aa there
might be trouble; and, at time*, we
found great difficulty in apportioning them so that th* various sect*
should not olaeh. This ts entirely-
done away with In the eaa* ot white
'The Oriental work* a great many
petty grafta to get and hold hia Job.
Th*y generally travel in bunchea with
one man at their head who secure*
work for hla countrymen. For' thla
service the foreman usually receive*
a fee or somo sort ot contribution o��
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Some If not all of the lumber mills
in this vicinity are realizing that thr
���dusky East Indian worker Is not so
economical as was thought when hi
made his appearance ln this country some seven years ago. Many lo-
-cal institutions have gradually been
letting their Sikh workers out, and
it ts anticipated that tbey will all be
eliminated in thc course of time.
These East Indian mill hands have
learned a. great deal that may be useful knowledge to them and a great
deal more that will cause trouble to
other people during their residence
in this country. They know quite well
that they are not paid tlie equivalent
��f a white workman's wage and consequently they are not over anxious
to perform a similar amount of work.
But this is by no means all. Thai
members of a race that ls governed ln
its own land by men who have had
generations of years of experience in
dealing with them are now living in
one af the great self-governing states
of the empire in which every man is
theoretically as good as his neighbor,
and where the machinery for handling
them and the complex problem they
present is most imperfect���if existent
at all���constitutes at once an anomalv
and a very serious menace to the
country's welfare.
If the Hindu ls to Btay here let us
take a leaf from the book of Soutb
Africa or Australia. In the first-
named dominion there is a properly
organised department to supervise
them, similar to our own Indian dc
partment. In Australia they havo
solved thc problem of colored laboi j
by cutting it out root and branch.
Some day  the whole  Asiatic  prob
torn in British Columbia, a problem in ]
���which   the.   British     Indian     merely j
plays a part, will have to be faced and
solved,    lt is not merely  the harm
that is being done here that has to
be considered,  but  thc seeds of unrest are wafted over the seas to the
compatriots of these Orientals.
Just now we are too prosperous to
bother about Hindus or Asiatic prob
lems, but the sooner the question Ib
faced and solved the better will it
be for ua and for those that come
new electoral device the people declare an increasing distrust in their
public men if not in themselves. It is
much to be doubted if the system of
primaries has eliminated "bosses'' or
enhanced the purity and efficiency of
American institutions. Any election,
however honestly conducted, costs
heavily, and where money Is needed
the "bosses" operate. Besides, ln
many cases, an insignificant vote is
registered in the primaries and this
vote is more likely to represent the
active and restless political elements,
subject to the "machine," than the
more solid responsible portion of the
In times of unusual popular activity and vigilance the primaries may
be a terror to evil-doers and may assure the choice of able and desirable
candidates. Even under such conditions many electors will ignore the
primaries and reserve their decision
for the actual contest between parties. There ls no security for any nation In unnecessary elections. Constant excitement dulls the edge of
publlc feeling. It will not be surprising If the final judgment of the American people should reject the primaries as a burden nnd nuisance.���Toronto News.
London Truth, a Radical journal if
ever there was one, and the very antithesis of everything to which the
term jingoistic can be applied, tears
the Canadian Liberal naval policy into shreds in a few pithy sentences.
This Is something that cannot be
seriously disputed. Let us get down
to facts and not be led astray by
those who for purely party purposes
try to make It appear tnat we are
something which we are not.
"The Idea." it says, "of Canada
building and manning ships right
away is a trifle chimerical. The I ruth
ia Canada and Austalia are not seafaring countries. The sea-faring instinct goes beforo the creation of sea
power, and all navies worth anything
nave grown out of merchant shipping."
The following from the Toronto
Star Is typical of what is appearing In
the Liberal newspapers which have
followed Sir Wilfrid Laurler's lead in
this matter:
"Canada today is largely peopled by
Immigrants from the British islands
and their descendants. Is there something In the air of Canada which deprives these people of their vigor and
enterprise? Up to this time we have
believed that our climate is stimulating and Invigorating, conducive to energy and hope. It is something new
for Canadians to be told in effect that
they are a race of weaklings."
Are we weaklings because our
whole Interests in the past have been
along other lines? It Ib to be hoped
that an interest wlll develop ln the
naval service among Canadians. They
always have been, and always will
be, welcome as recruits In the British
But the experience we have had
during the past year or so does not
strengthen the belief that with a navy
exclusively Canadian our young men
will show any greater desire to enlist
in it than they have been to enlist in
what ls the navy of the whole empire.
Admiral Kingsmill's report to the
Dominion government ia really the last
word on the Bubject. He declares that
this country during Its period of expansion, and the consequent high
price for labor, could not keep even
ihe Niobe and Rainbow warm with
men. The admiral stated that the
young men of Ontario and the prairie
provinces are not at all Inclined to
look with favor on a sea-faring life,
and could not be expected to enlist
in a service of which they know nothing���Edmonton Journal. i
In England the first effect of thc
disclosures regarding child labor ln
the New York canneries is a dlsin-
elination to buy American canned
floods. It la naturally assumed that
to the heartleasness or working little
-children long bourn may easily be
added indiffernce to sanitary conditions.
Suspicion on this point will not be
allayed by official statements. Employers who have no more regard for
womanhood or childhood than tbey
have lor horses and who are willing
to profit by the wretched toll of
liabies are not above other forms of
Freed and negligence that mny be a
rlirect menace to health.
The canning industry of New York
utile deserves a lesson such us WS*
linen to the Chicago packcrB. Pocket
nerval are apt to E* sensitive wluu
tiene that control sympathy and conscience are dull.    New  York World.
Baking fowDER
Its fame is world-wide. Its superiority unquestioned. Its use is a protection against
alum food. In buying baking powder examine the label carefully and be sure the
powder is made from cream of tartar.
Other kinds do not make the food healthful.
Survivor of Famous Windmill  Battle
Dies at Syracuse���tried "Liberating" Canada.
In the Western Provinces there Ib
active advocacy of tlie Initiative, the
referendum und the recall. Thc object or the initiative Is to secure by
petition of a percentage of electors
the submission of any particular question to the people, while the recall is
designed to remove from office by
popular vote such elected officers or
reprifentatlven bb for one cause nr
another may have incurred public disapproval. These devices are in operation in some of thc American States,
suwi they constitute essential features of the platform of American Progressives.
Aa, yet, however, we have had no
serious movement in Canada for the
system of primaries. This, although
the explanation is perhaps unnecessary, provides fur the selection of
party candidal! ������ hy ,i vote of thc electors adhering to n particular jiurty
Inntcad of by thn old system of ap
pointed delegates to party conven
tions. Nothing is more amazing thnn
the multiplicity and complexity or
[.electoral machinery which thc United
has developed.    There are the
���imaries   in   preparation    for    State
and Ftorteral    contests, thc    Congres-
electionn every two yearB, and
Presidential  election   every  four
While to these the   Democrats
aid add the Initiative and referen-
am and the Progressive   thc   tnltla-
re, referendum and recall.
It la doubtful If by these methods a
nation  can   secure   stable   and
govcj-innr-.nl     With every
Prescott, Dec. 27.���Joseph D. Holly,
aged 96, a survivor of the 'amous battle of the Windmill fought near this
place in November, 1933, died at Syracuse.
Mr. Holly waa 21 when he joined the
army of 2ill) young men whose busi
ness it was, they thought, to liberate
Canada from the British yoke. Ultimately the patriots sailed, one thou
sand strong, on three ships from Char
lotte. their objective being Port Wellington,   Prescott.
One of their steamers went aground
another was captured by the l'nited
stnies authorities, tha men OD the
third landing near the Windmill here.
which they took nnd fnriified. Bombarded by the Hritish tliey eapltulnl
Two of the ladder* were banged, a
number  were iImprisoned    and    2^
among tliem   Mr.   Holly, were pardon
��� ���
��� FROM   OUR   BOOKSHELF.      ���
��� ���
Land of Lorna  Doene.
There are many who deny that
there is a Nicholas Snow still living at
Btory of the Doones of Badgeworthy,
and that there was ever a giant John
Ridd of Oare.
But eo powerful is the romantic influence of Blackmore's Exmoor story
that thousands of tourlBts go every
year to see the little church at Oare,
and to walk or ride on Exmoor ponies
along the valley to the water slide,
and no matter lf the slide be disappointingly small, and there be doubt
about the Doones, the fascination of
the romance will, it is safe to say,
prevail for many generations.
Ridd or Redd has been a local name
In the district for a long time, and
there is a nlcholaB Snow still living at
Oare, a hale old gentleman, loved and
respected by all who know him, who
has a proud memory of a visit paid
to him by the late King Edward, when,
is Prince of WtUes, he once went out
with the Devon and Somerset stag-
One story told Ib of an old farmer who, happening to find himself
close to the Prince of Wales on a
rough moorland path, remarked, respectfully, "Rough riding, b'alnt It,
Mr. Prince"���Westminster Gazette.
Problem  of  High   Prices  Aggravsted
by Strike in Abbatolrs of
S'.eamboat Inspection.
Ottawa, Dec. 27.���The necessity of
ia more thorugh Inspection of steamboats plying upon Inland waters is
likely to be emphasized in the reporl
of R. A. Pringle, K. 0��� who waa named by the government to inquire Into
the wreck of the steamer Mayflower
on Lake Kaminlskeg, entailing a loas
of several lives. Aaa reault of the report amendments to the law probably
wlll be passed by parliament this season providing for a more thorough In
spectlon of all vessels.
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> Now that the Christmas rush ���
��� Is over and you are .rested up ���
��� it   Is a good  time to consider ���
���your   advertising   appropriations ���
��� for 1913.    The News will give ���
��� you even better results In the ���
��� coining year than  In  the past ���
��� few  months, and    those   who ���
��� liave used   it  for their Christ- ���
��� mas announcements are well ���
��� satisfied.   Our advertising man ���
��� will be pleased to talk lt over ���
wilh you at any time. *
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Berlin, Dec. 27.--The efforts of the
municipality to provide the Inhabitant* with an adequate supply of fresh
meat at reasonable prices are having
unsuspected results.
Arrangements were made for the
Importation of Kusr.ian meat from
Warsaw. After tho prejudice of the
local authorities was overcome, the
authorities were further hampered in
tlieir efforts by newa of a strike of
th* German slaughterers In the Warsaw abattoir*, which have been taken
over by thn Berlin municipality.
A great deul of III feeling has
sprung up In Warsaw through the German enterprise, which lias aent up the
price of tiie meat, by diminishing supplies available for bome line.
Thc latest advices to hand report,
that the Warsaw butchers have petitioned the ministry in St. Petersburg
to cheapen the rallrond ratea for live
cattle sent to Warsaw from the Interior, and to raise the freight rates
on slaughtered cattle dispatched to
Germany by the Warsa .v-Alexandrove
The outcome is awaited with anxiety by the houscwivia of Berlin, who
are more than weary of thc dear meat
Thousands of Her People Cry for Food
and  Work���Unrest Grows
Rome, Dec. 27.���"Pane e lavoro!"
(bread and work!).    This is the cry
S that comes day by day with Increasing vehemence from the laborers of
northern and central Italy. It Is emblazoned on banners and it Ib hoarsely
shouted at meetings. It epitomizes
the seething unrest and growing discontent which have arisen from a
serious lack of employment. Now that
the war with Turkey is over Italy la
hard put to set her own house in or-
i der.
Over the vast alluvial and marshy
plain that extends southward from the
mouths of the Po, over the provinces
! of Fsrrara and Komagna, unemployment is rife, and mass meetings are
emphasizing the need for remedial
In the vast lowlands of Carpi demonstrations of the unemployed have
demanded the putting into execution
of official schemes for reclaiming
waste lands which have already
been elaborated for a half century,
and which five years ago were on the
point of being begun, but have since
been dropped. At Novantola the unemployed reach nearly 76 per cent.
In Milan monster procession have
been held to protest against the
abuses of private labor agencies and
the apathy ot the communal councll
ln the face of the Increase of unemployment.
During a debate on the problem In
the communal Obuncll of Milan, a leading councillor. Dr. Alllevi, quoted official   ficurra  to orove  that,  unemploy-
, ment In Italy had   Increased    nearly
| fourfold, and stated that estimates
furnished by workmen's unions proved that the evil wan far more grievous
In Milan than In aome other parts of
Italv He deolared thst HO per cent,
of masonn aud bricklayers wero out
of work.
'llie task Of providing employment
may try the resources of Italian
statesmen almost aa much as did the
conquest of Tripoli.
Principal of Normal School.
Regina, Dec. 25.���Dr. U. A. Wilson
for four years English master at the
Collegiate institute hi re, has Just
been appointed principal of the Nir
mal school In BUOOpaslon to Mr. Per-
ritt, who takes tho position on New
Vears ub superintendent ot public
Assassinate Jews.
London, Dec. 28.'���The Salonikl correspondent, of the Jewish Chronicle
In recording the assassination of two
Jewish merchants ln the streets on
Dec. 23, says that this was the crowning act of a series of attacks which
remain unpunished. The correspondent adds that copsternation prevails
anions tho Jcwclsh Community.
Sarnia, Dec. 87.���The proposed new
electric road, the Huron Lake Shore
Railway, whloh Is to be built from
Sarnia to MPSfo.'il on Georgian Bay.
and which will follow thc sbcre line
of Lnke Htimn, is meeting with on-
sldo-nblc fnvorntile comment In thia
sect'nn cf t'ie COtWtrv,
The H"e will paHs through t**** rich
fruit \*'lt cf I.ambton countv. and will
no d^nh* hn a b;^ ''oon to summer resort business os the lake shore.
��� ���
��� OUR    POET'S   CORNER.        ���
��� ���
All the bells of heaven may ring.
And all the birds of heaven may sing.
All the wells on earth may spring.
All the winds of earth may bring
All sweet sounds together;
Sweeter far than all things heard,
Hand of harper, tone of bird,
Sound of word at sundown stirred
Welling water's winsome word,
Wind in warm wan weather.
One thing yet there Is that none
Hearing ere its chime be done,
Know not well the sweetest one
Heard of man beneath the sun,
Hoped In heaven hereafter;
''oft and strong, loud and  light,
Very sound of very light,
Heard from morning's rosiest height,
When the soul of all delight
Fills a child's clear laughter.
Golden bell* of welcome rolled
Never forth such notes not tolled
Hours so blithe In tone so bold
As the radiant mouth of gold
Here that rings forth heaven.
If the golden crested wren
Were a nightingale, why, then
Something seen and heard of men
Mleht be half as sweet as when
Laughs a child of seven.
A. C. Swinburne.
tmmlgranta From Britain.
Ottawa, Dec. 27.���Hev. R. H. Steacy,
rector of All Saints' Church, West-
boro, has been appointed by the Immigration department of the federal government to go to England to assist In
encouraging British emigration to
Canada. Rev. Mr. Steacr will deliver
lectures at many points ln the British
Isles, and will work under the London
branch of the Immigration department. The work will occupy about
three months.
Hamilton. Ont.. Dec. 25.���!'ev. Donald T-Tprh PMcher, one of tl'e b. tl
known Prcfl"'teri.'in ministers In OBfi-
ai1". r"ed this evening following Ml
onerrtt-ii pt. th" clly hospital. He
was 80 years of azo and for 4" yenri;
was pastof of McNab streot Presbyterian church of this city.
Rraln Shipments.
Ottawa. Dec. 27.���The department of
trade and commerce has lust comp'led
the figures showing total grain ship
Tncn<�� eastward fcr the eraln vear of
1911-1912. which ended August 31. The
figures easllv pass all previous records. The total amount shipped by
lake and rail was 138.322.961 as compared with 93.380,235 bushel* In 1911
and 98,837,867 in 1910.
trrtval: Closing
i(l:B0���Vancou v*r via  O.  N.  R.
11:45���Burnaby I-��ke   and   Van.
couver via R. C. E. R... 7:45
1��: 45���Vaneouver   via   0. N. R.
(dally except Sunday) .14:20
:40���Vancouver via B. C. E. R.
(dally except Sunday). 11:11
2:00-Vancouver via. B. C. E. R.
Pdally except Sunday).16:0r
18:00���Vancouver via B. C. E. R.
<dally ��xcept Sunday) .Zw: 3'
10:0*���Pert Mann  (dally except
Snnday)   , 9:4B
1:40���Victoria vta B. C. E. R.
(daily except Sunday).ll.lt
0:30���Barnston Islands arrives
Tuesday, Tbursdsy and
Saturday, and leaves
Monday, Wednesday
and Friday 13:1.'
10:50���Victoria via O. N. R.
(dally except Sunday).20:8o
18:00���Kdmends and Central
Park (dalty exoept Sunday)   16:00
il:20���Tynehead   ( Tuesday   and
li'rioovi  14:0c
8:10���Abhotstord Upyer Sumas,
Matsqui, Huntingdon,
etc. (daily except Sunday)    7:15
.6:15���Crescent, Whlto Rock and
Blaine (dally except
Sunday) 9:4E
16:16���United Statea Ha Q. N. R.
(daily exceot Sunday)..16:00
���5:16���Hall's Pralrle, Fern Ridge
and FKtzIpmere (dally
exeept Snnday) 0:46
11:60���Sapperton and Praser
MTHs dally exeept
Sunday)    7:16
11:50���All peints east aad Kurope fdally) 7:1!
Right In ths 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.
18:10���Sappertcn and Fraser
Mille     (dally      except
Suaday)  13:15
9:26���All points east and Europe (dally)   |13:1J
11:60���Coquitlam   (dally  except
Sunday) 7:15
12:00���Central Park, MaKay and
Edmonds (dally except
Sunday)       11.16
0:00���Ladner, Port Oulchon,
Westham Island, Burr
Villa 13:15
13:00���Kast burnaby (daily except Sunday)  13:00
10:00���Tlmberland (Tuesday and
Friday!    18:80
tl:20���Rand.   Majuba   Hill   via
B. C. E. R. (Monday
Wednesday and Friday        9:00
11:20���Chilliwack, Milner, ML
LahNB, Aldsrgro**, Otter. Shortreed, Surrey
ley Pralrle, Murray villa.
Strawberry Hill, Sooth
Westminster, Clover
Valley, Coghlan, Sardis, Sperling Station,
Dennison Station, Bradner,    Bellerose,  via  B.
C. E. R. (daily except
Sunday)    9:00
10:00���Annieville  and   Sunbury
(daily except Sunday) .13:16
16 :��6���Vanoouver,  Piper's    Siding     vis    O.     N.     R.
(dally exoept Sunday)..14:21
r :8ft���United State* via O. N. R.
(dally axcept Sunday)     9 tl
20:40���Chilliwack via B. C. E. R.
(dally except Sunday). 17:SO
11:20���Clayton (Tuesday, Thursday. Friday aad Sat-
day       14:00
11:20���Cloverdale and Port Kells
via O.  N.  R.   (dally except  Snnday) 14:0(
11:20���Abbotsford. Huntingdon,
via B. C. E. R. (daily
excent Sundav)  17:St'
20:40���Cloverdale   via    B.C.E.R.
(dally except Sunday). 17:80
��:00���Fraser   Arm    and    Alta
Vista and Oakalla ....23:00
.C. Coast Service
Leaves Vancouver for Victoria 10
a. m��� 2 p. m. and 11:45.
Leaves Vanoouver for Seattle lt
a. m. ami 11 p. m.
Leavea Vaucouver tor Nanaimo 3
Vancouver every Wednesday 10 p.m..
also Dec. 14, 28, Jan. 11 and 25.
ChHIiwack Service
Leavea Westminster S a.m. Monday,
Wednesday and Friday.
Leavea Chilliwack 7 am. Tuesday,
'Thursday and Saturday.
Agent, New vre*tmln*tor.
O. P   A.   Vancouver
Transfer Co.
Office Phon*  185.      Barn Phene  187
Bap bia Mre*t.
Baggage Jeliremd Promptly to
any pnrt of tb* eity.
Light and Hea<ry Hauling
Sole agent Tor
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Manufactured by
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Alberta, tha Yukon Territory, tba
Northwest Territories and ln a por-
tlas of tb* province of British Columbia, may be laaaad lor a term of twenty-one years at aa annual rental of
21 an aore. Not mors than 2,660 acres
wtll be leassd to ens applicant.
Application for a lease must be
made by tbe applicant ln person to
tbe Agent or Sub-Agent ot tbe district
b> which th* right* applied for are
In surveyed territory the land must
be deserlbed by sections, or legal subdivision* ot sections, and ln unsurvey-
ed territory tbe tract applied for shall
be staked out by the applicant himself.
Eaoh application must be accompanied by a fee of ��5 which wlH be
refunded if the rights applied for are
net available, but not otherwise. A
royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of tba mln* at the rata
of five cents per ten.
Ths person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn returns
accounting far the full quantity of
merchantable coal mined and pay th*
royalty thereon. If tbe coal mining
rights sre not being operated such retains should be furnished at least
ouch a year.
Tbe leass wlll Include the coal mining rights only, but the leasee wlll be
permitted te purchase whstever availably surface rights may be considered
ascessary fer tha working of the mln*
at tba rate of 210 an acre.
Per full information application
should be mads to the Secretary of
lhe Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent ot
Dominion Lands.
Deputy Minister of tbe Interior.
N. B.���Unauthorised publication ol
this advertisement will not be paid
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Best Pool Tables In the city. Pine
line of Cigara and Tobacco. Sporting
events bulletined.
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How Stolen Necklace   of   Queen   of
Slam  Was Taken  snd  Finally
London, Dec. 27.���How the Queen ot
Slam came to be robbed of a wonderful $50,000 pearl necalace, and how
the thief was finally run to earth aftei
a three years' exciting hunt, la told ln
detail for the first time. The necklace consisted of a rope of 252 perfectly matched gems, of which only two
have been recovered.
Not long ago a wharfinger at Bang
kok named De Boseck was sentenced
to two years close confinement at
Singapore In connection with the robbery, and this ls the story ss told by
Mr. S. Smith, the head of the London firm of Jewelers, who despatched
the necklace in the spring of 1909 to
"The necklace, with other Jewels,"
said Mr. Smith, "was packed ln the
usual wav In a leather oase enolosed
ln a zinc-lined packing case. This wae
sealed at every corner, on tho top, at
jthe sides and on the bottom, and was
placed on board a North German
Lloyd liner at Southampton By one ol
our own representatives, who handed
It to the purser, by whom It was
placed ln the vessel's strong room.
At Singapore the case was transferred to another vessel for Bangkok,
and same process was gone through
again. The purser at Bangkok handed
the box to the head wharfinger to be
placed In the Customs department,
where It was collected by the Queen
of Slam's chamberlain later on the
same day.
Result of Coincidence.
"By a pure coincidence, Mr. Mar-
grett, one of our directors, traveled by
the same boot to Bangkok, and ln the
afternoon of the day he landed he
was amazed to receive a visit from
the Queen's chamberlain, who told
him that when the case waB opened it
was found that though the outside
seals were Intact, the zinc lining had
been cut, snd the pearls and other
Jewels abstracted.
He inspected the case and found
that it had heen opened ln a very
clever manner by removing a small
part of the lid of the box away from
the seals, cutting the lining, and then
replacing the portion of thc lid taken
ff. The iron binding bad aUo been
carefully reflxpd, and, to all outward
appearances, the case had never been
"For many months not the slightest clew to the mystery could be
found. Then one day we received a
cable ln London -from Singapore that
two very fine pearls had been offered
ln payment of a debt TheBe pearls
were snld to have come from Bangkok.   That was sufficient for us."
Hero Mr. Margrett, one of the directors, took up the narrative. "I went
immediately to Singapore to investigate." he began. "When 1 arrived. I
discovered thst De Boseck. the wharfinger at Bangkok, who received the
pc-rls. had been spending some tlm��
ln Singapore soon after the disappearance of the necklace.
He hsd apparently been bettlne
heavily and got Into low water. Finally he could not pay his bookmaker a
debt of $650, hut offered two pearls ln
place of the money. The bookmaker
took the pearls to a solicitor for his
opinion as to what he should do. Now
that sollc'tor happened to know something shout pearls, and knew the
two shown h'm were very fine, and
remembered the Queen of Slam's necklace being stolen. He told the bookmaker to havo nothing to do with
Left Trail Behind  Him.
"The man declared that he had received them honestly, and straightway handed them to a friend who was
going to Australia to sell for him. I
arrived on the scene about this time,
heard the whole story, and cabled to
the man In Australia to bring the
pearls back again. Meanwhile, I
started out to trace De Boseck, but he
had disappeared.
We heard of him at Rangoon, at Colombo, Penang, Batavla and other
places, and ln each case we arrived
Just a week after he had left
"Just about then I heard of some-
more pearls which hsd been mysteriously sold ln Singapore. There were,
thirty-three of them, and apparently
they had been sent straight to Paris,
we traced the buyer, but too late.
The pearls had been sold again. But
we established the fset thst De Boseck had originally sold them In the
flrst place ln Singapore.
"Months went by, and though we
repurchased the I"1 tw0 Pearls we
could find no trace of.De Boseck till
at last Scotland tard was notified or
his arrival In Bngland. A few hours
later he waa arrested In the Bast Bnd,
and sent bsck to Singapore.   .   .
At the trial the defence declared
that It waa lmposslbls to swear to any
pearl, but It so happened that one of
those recovered was the centra of the
necklsce snd the only Individual gem
we bad weighed. That settled the
case."    ^^___    *
Prlsonsrs Refuse ts Work sn Strssto
���Slim Psr* ths Rssult
Eugene, Ore..,Deo. JT.���Eleven city
prisoners, eharged with vagrancy, are
now living on bread and water as a
result of their refusal this morning to
go to work cm ths streets. These men
were picked up last njght *nd each
was given five days work on the
streets, but after they had been fed a
breakfast of good beefsteak, fried po-
tatoes, bread and coffee, they refused
to leave the Jail. The chief ot police
announced he bread and water diet
untll they agreed to go to Work or until their sentence has expired. The
chief also took their tobacco and thetr
newspapers away.
To Contest British Ridings In Unionist Ihtsrssts at Next Elsetlons.
London,   Deo.   Jt-Chs*las   New-
house Armstrong, vice' chairman���   M
the Central Railway of Canada, will
be the next Conservative candidate In
the Coin* Valley division  ot Yorkshire.
��    Otto-M..WshnP.n*etl>*r Canadian,
wltl contest   "Gorton   division, nenr
Manchester, for the Conservatives,
Vscsncy on Order of Merit Roll Will  Annuel  Report of Public Works De-
Probably Bs Pilled by Mrs. Humphrey   Ward.
London, Dec. 27.���The honors to be
conferred by King George on New
Year's Day have given rise to some Interesting rumors.
The vacancy roll of the Order of
Merit naturally creates the most speculation. The name of Mrs. Humphrey Ward, the writer, has been mentioned In this connection, but '��� Is
likely that while she will receive some
recognition thiB greater bonor will go
to some member of the British Royal
Many people would like to see Sir
Aston Webb, the architect, become the
successor of the late Sir Lawrence
Alma-Tadema as a member of this order. It is Baid that John S. Sargent,
the American artist, would havo re
eelved It had-he become a British sub
Ject. Johnston Forbes Robertson, the
actor, lt is said, will be dubbed a
Prince Arthur of Connaught, the son
of the Duke of Connaught. Is due to
r��c!ve a dnltedom, probably that of
Kent, but this may be postponed until
the king's birthday.
New peerages will be few, and of
all of them outside of parliament, as
the government Is not wlllln? to run
further risk of losing by-elections.
Ottawa, Dec. 27.���It Is expected In
��ome quarters that a number of prominent Canadians will figure In the
New Tear's honors. There will be
ennnlderable dlsanpolnt If Premier
Borden and Hon. J. D. Hazen ore not
recognized by His Majestv with
knighthoods, although the .Premier
mav again refuse an offer.
ft Is held thnt this would be the
proper manner for the British court
to recognize the Canadian Government's naval bill. Hon. George B.
Foster stands a very good chance of
being knighted for successfully arranging the West Indian trade agreement.
Other Canadians doubtlessly will be
reeoirnlzed ln the distribution of minor
Ten Thousand Men Invade Minnesota
snd Wisconsin���Record Sesson
Minneapolis, Dec. 27.���"TurkeyB
packed with a winter's supply of
Peerless and plug cut, the American
lumberjack, Ib crowding the second-
class coaches of the railroad trains
Invading the northern woods of Minnesota and Wisconsin.
Mackinaw clad���a fashion which
prevailed In the pine woods long before Its Introduction to polite society
by tho college-bred youth���and rubber shod, tho "Jacks" are returning
from the manufacturing districts,
where they have dragged out fc derelict existence since the river drives
were completed last spring, and are
flocking toward the camps.
The first fall of snow In the timber
districts has attracted a large number
of the woodsmen, and lt ls estimated
that more than 10,000 swampers, sawyers, sealers, wood butchers, bull
cooks and teamsters wlll be engaged
in the forests of Minnesota and Wisconsin hefore December 15.
The season of 1912-13 lf accompanied by plenty of snow will mark one
of the largest cuts ln years, say tho
Itinerant woodsmen. Last year the
work tn the woods was hampered by
mild weather, when open water ln the
swamps prevented "snaking" the timber to the akldways and delayed the
early winter cut.
'Indian" signs this year, however,
are declared to Indicate early and prolonged cold weather. It - conditions
are favorable, lt Is said, the spring
drives of 1913 wlll be unusually
partment Deals With Dredging
Operations on Rlevr.
In the annual statistical report Issued by Hon. Robert Rogers, minister
of public works at Ottawa, consider
able prominence is given to the im
provement work being conducted on
the Fraser rlver.~ Considerable pro
gress has been made In the work, u
is stated, the dredge Fruhling alone
having removed 609,170 cubic yords of
material at the river mouth. \ total
expenditure of $71,096.06 had bcei.
made on the improvements.
The work principally executed was
at tbe Sandheads in an area stretch
Ing between No. 13 black and No. K
red buoys, where considerable trouble
s caused by bars forming as the river
divides Into a number of channels.
At this point 520,000 cubic yards of
material were removed. Another 114,-
400 cubic yards were dredged from the
nolnt oposite the new wing dsm of
Woodward's slough and 21.100 cubic
yards were removed from the channel at a point near the wharf at
Approximately 7200 cubic vards f
material was also taken from the river
before the Westham Island wharf and
6,400 from in front of the wharf at
Dense Island.
During the months of Mav anil
April, 1911 the dredee King Edwari
made a cut of 2485 feet long and 150
feet wide In front of the Steveston
canneries, 66,600 cubic feet cf material  being  removed.
During June, 1911, the report also
states that the channel Immediately
below the Lulu Island bridge was
deepened to 10 feet at low water for a
distance of 250 feet and 150 feet wide
A total of 5050 cubic yards of material
were removed here.
Other work completed on the North
Arm during 1911 consisted of a cut
1703 feet long, 150 feet wide and 10
feet deep, two miles below New Westminster; also a cut below the Lulu
Island bridge 1050 feet long, 150 feet
wide and 10 feet deep, and another
cut 801 feet long, 150 feet wide, all
being made.
Speaking of the work of the Bnag-
boat Samson, the report states that
it removed a total of 300 snags during
the fiscal year. While not engaged In
unaggtng the vessel was turned Into
an Inspection ar.d survey boat. Her
services were also required in making
borings in Vancouver harbor and in
looking after tbe buoys at the en-
tranoe of the river. For this service
the marine department has boen assessed at the Tate of $50 a day, some
$2-55 ln all being paid over by that
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Motherwell left
for Portland on Monday to spend the
Christmas holidays with Mrs. Motherwell's Bister, Mrs. Haak.
��� ���   ���
Colonel and Mrs. Swinford were the
guests of Mrs. Corbould, Third
street, on Christmas Day.
a ������'a    a
Mr. and Mrs. Davidson and Miss
Davidson (Westholm), spent Christmas ln Vancouver as the guests of
Mrs. Tuttle, Glencoe Lodge.
��� *     a
Mlss Scott, superintendent of tht
Hoyal Columbian Hospital, left on
Friday morning to visit all the large
hospitals ln the esst to obtain Ideas
for tbe furnishing of the new hospital
now under construction. Mlss Scott
expects to rcutrn ln a month's time.
��� ��   ���
Mr. and Mrs. W. G. Macquarrie motored to Vancouver on ChriBtmas Day
and from there left on steamer "Zealandla" on an extended visit to Australia and New Zealand.
��� ���   ���
Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Gilley and family intend leaving shortly for Southern California to spend the winter
���*   a   *
Dr. and Mrs. A. F. C. Herring and
family, of Chicago, are visiting Dr.
Herring's mother, Mrs. A. M. Herring,
Hamilton street.
��� ��   ���
Miss Marcia Connor arrived home
on Sunday evening from Seattle,
where she has been attending the University of Washington. She was accompanied by Miss Blanche Thorpe,
who will spend the holidays with Mr.
and Mrs. J. W. Connor.
��� >   *
Mrs. Stevens, of Vancouver, and her
two sons, Mr. Dare Stevens and Mr.
Layman Stevens, spent Christmas
with her daughter, Mrs. J. E. Allen,
Queen's avenue. (
Chinese   Millinery.
The Chinese government bas taken
the question of dress out of the hands
ot Fashion and wlll attempt to regulate it as it does the uniforms of its
army and government officials. The
government's edict, as far as women's
dress is concerned, is as follows:
"Women shall use European hats,
but otherwise retain their customary
dress with certain modifications."
The Chinese may have as difficult
task in determining what women
Bhall wear on their heads as the Occidentals, especially when It comes to
tho size of the hat, the'length of the
hatpin and the kind of plumage to be
worn. Human niture IS the Same the
world over; what Is denied ls what we
most desire and wlll obtain (lt we
have the price), and suffer In consequence.���The Millinery Trade Review.
Child Emperor and Mother Practically
Deserted���Imperial Msnslons Looted by Attendants.
Answer the Csll of Canada Thla Passing  Yesr���Msny  Ststss Alarmed
���Big Rush In Spring.
Ottawa, Dee. 27.���That American
Immigration Into Western Canada will
total no lesa than two hundred thousand persons for ths fiscal year ot
1912-13 Is ths prediction of Mr. W. J.
White, head of the Canadian Agencies
In the United States, who ls in Ottawa this week.
This ts an Increase for the year of
70,000. Mr. White predicts another
big rush this coming spring as the hlg
crop ot Western Canada'for last season has been a great advertisement.
Many American settlers from the
WeBt have been visiting In their 'home
states and have beon booming Canada.
The rush to the West Is becoming
so large that many of the States are
becoming alarmed. This year four
States refused to let Canada space at
the State fairs. They were Illinois,
Indiana, Qblo and New York.
South Dakota was considering such
action, but decided that to put a ban
on Canada would only be an additional advertisement ���'
Missing Ship Abandoned.
Oultport, Mist., DM-iTi-All hope
for tha Norwegian bawfte.Werna knd
its crew of 1$ men has been abandoned according to notice i��glted bere
today by the NOrweJlaiadB����l.   The
Verna with a cargo of lumber cleared
from Oultport -fotv Btoawai August ULr/sspondent. *dds
Nothing has been   heard from   the ~
barque since tbat date.
London, Dec. 27.���Tho Pekin correspondent of the Dally Telegraph says.
A princely personage who has Just
returned to tbe Forbidden City informs me tlmt thc Immense precincts of the Winter Palace are absolutely deserted, save for the Empress Dowager and Pu YI, the child
Emperor, and a few hundred eunuchs.
All Iho princes, all the occupants of
the Imperial harem, and all blood relatives of the Imperial clan have silent
ly disappeared, leaving the EmpreBS
and her child- alone.
"The same hundreds of sheep, pigs
and fowl stipulated by the imperial
household ordinances are daily slaughtered, but are not being eaten, but sold
outside. The eunuchs hsve been left
uncontrolled, and they are rapidly
stripping the palaces of all their valuables, and' tf something ls not done
they will Boon have them empty.
"The Empress Dowager weeps
ceaselessly, but dare not proceed to
the.summer palace, since the Manchu
gossips have cruelly warned her tho.t
she will be butchered the Instant sho
la caught Inside the city.
"Ths Emperor, who ls a dull, listless child, who. does not know what
what has happened, plays ceaselessly
with toy soldiers In the halls and
flagged courtyards that were trodden
by the feet, not onlv of his Illustrious
ancestors, but by Kublsl Khan himself.
"Another Rostand would be requlr
ed tn Immortalize this new A'srlon who
Is destined tn Ilve snd perish miser-
sbly, as a prototype, but It Is a signal
disgrace thdt the pslsc* and Its treasures sre not ss csrefully. guarded by
the consorted museums ss Is th�� Moscow Kremlin, and thus leave the nation some records 9f Its departed
Victorian Order of Nruses Fund.
Ottawa. Dec. 27.���At a special meeting of the governors of the Victorian
Order of Nurses, Mlss Pelly, lady-ln-
wlting, acting for Her Royal Highness
the Duchess of Connaught. announced
that the special fund which Her Royal
Highness has been raising to enable
the board to extent Its activities hsd
crown to $220,000. This amount was
formally handed over to the executive by Miss Pelly. The board hss
not yet reached a decision as to the
best mesne of extending the work, but
has several proposals under consideration.
NOT   TOt.fAY   jNDEMWyV..
Constantinople Papera Outline Turkish Proposals.
Constantinople, Deo. 27.���According
to the Constantinople newspapers.the
Turkish counter proposals which were
forwarded by telegraph yesterday to
the plenipotentiaries at London comprise, the maintenance bf an effective
Boverlegnty over the territory east 6f
the line hf Demarcation, between the
Maritxa river and the Black Sea, In-
eluding Adrlanople, while west of the
line the government would be content with the recognition of Turkish
sovereignty with an autonomous regime. The government, however, refuses to entertain any idea of pecuniary Indemnity.
'���������. *l*p*i,Kre Msssscrsd.
London,- Dee/27.���The Salonikl correspondent of the. Jewish Chronicle, in
raqordlng vtpei assassination ot two
Jewish merchants Ht the' streets on
Dec. 23, saya that .this was , the
crowning act of a series, of attacks
which remain unpunished. Thei correspondent ��4da that; consternation
prevails among the Jewish community- .u..j��:iii.uim
Priest Exonerstsd.
Rome, Dec, 27.���A court verdict today exonerated Father PrezlosI, the
priest whom Chevalier Barsottl, of
New York, sued for criminal libel in
connection wtth the rejection by the
city of New York of 8 statue of Dante
sent over by the Italians. Ernesto
Butts, jointly sued with Father Prexi-
osl, was convicted and sentenced to
prison for three years.
Flnsnclsl Institution Will Offer Few
Objsctlons. but Farmers* Bank Failure Makss Msmbsra Cautious. .
Ottawa, Oat,, Dec. $7.���Adrlcea here
are to the effect that from the banks
and larger financial Institutions, little objection wtll be presented to the
bank act when tt comes before the
banking and commerce committee
soon after the houae resumes. Rural
members, however, are preparing to
criticize lt and some of them wlll Insist upon ths Insertion, of such
clauses ss in their opinion will bettor
guarantee trade Interests ot depositors.
The Farmers' Bank collapse was
discussed in many constituencies In
tbe laat election and certain members
are pledged td propose reforms along
the line Indicated.
That the depositors of the ill-fated
Institution have hot abandoned hope
of securing s measure of relief Is indicated by the fact that at several
deputations have been heard trom thla
session with that end In view.
Chinees Government Determined to
Stamp Out Opium Evil.
Poking. Chins. Dec $7.���Ih view ot
the unsatisfactory position of the
opium question, the Chines* government haa Issued a manifesto reiterating Ita desire to suppress tbe evil ind
save the people from a life of degradation. The manifesto expresses tu
fear that although the government Is
tn earnest, the people are fvaalve;
Referring to tha agreement with
Great Britain It polnta qiit that th*
cessation of the Importation of Indian opium depends on tbe,entire -prohibition of ths eultlvatld&��f th*5n��-
tive article and tbat only In this flay
a conflict oxer the AwgloChijJass
agreement can be avolddd. ��
Therefore all the authorities srfea-
im-M'-mm-a* *imumsu prions
proclamations aiming at suppression.
On all remaining
Setts of
Stoles and
Neck Pieces
Consult Miss Taylor about your Evening Costumes
and Party Gowns. Her Styles are Newer and more
Up-to-Date than you will find elsewhere.
"My Business Is Unique"
We are told by the old-time circus men and dime museum operators that good freaks used to command large salaries. Barn-
um's "dog-faced boy" is said to have drawn $200.00 a week���You
see he was the only dog-faced boy in the world���he waa umque.
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" ��� which really
amounts to the same thing.
Some manufacturers play
"freak" only when talking
to an advertising man.
They keep that word
"unique" tucked back under
the tongue all ready for use
whenever anyone suggests
that they should advertise-
"Oh' my business is unique
���it cannot be advertised
Haven't you often heard
it? Have you ever said it
Let us not try to qualify
for the dime museum. Let
us get down to selling poods.
And selling goods���no matter what the goods are���is
easier if the goods are advertised.
You say your proposition
is "different?"
Very well, advertise ft ut
a "different" way.
An Actual Experience Ttat Completes Routs
Tke "Unique" Tkeory
Thejr market a product which their
sales manager vas wont to refer to
as "the hardest thine ln the world to
advertise." But a persistent advertle-
ing man kept hammering at the door
ot akepticiam, and ha finally agreed
to "test out" an advertising campaign.
A twelve months' trisl   was   agreed
upon. Today, at the end ot eighteen
months, this Arm Is advertising on a
much lsrger scale. Direct orders tor
the "hard-to-advertlse" line are waning tn steadily, and the advertising to
looked upon by tbat sales manager ma
an all-Important factor ln hla bus
AdvtM regarding your fdvsrtlslng problems la svsllsbl. through any
recogntaed Canadian advertising agsney, or ths 8ecrstary of ths Canadian Press Aasoelatlon. Room Mt Lumsdsn Building, Toronto. Enquiry Involves na obligation on your p*r*-eo writs, If Intsrsstsd.
    i  .
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Police Commissioner Waldo   of   New
York Trusted No One at Police
New York, Dec. 27.���-"Are you sure
of Becker ?"
"I am not sure of any one at police
This is tlie question whicii Former
Commissioner of Accounts Kosdick today told the aldermanic i. .nniittee investigating the police department that
lie asked Police Commissioner W;Ud.
���early this year and the answer which
lie declared Mr. Waldo made.
Former Police Lieutenant Becker
referred to by Mr. Fosdlck. recently
���was convlated or the murder of Her
man Rosenthal, the gambler, and ia
confined in the death house at Sing
Bing prison. Becker headed the
"strong arm" squad which raided
many gambling houses.
Commissioner Waldo who also was
a witness before the committee de
cled that he had hampered by with
holding police records from the In
���vesllgitors who are probing the wor';
lngs of his department.
Receive Complaints.
"Early in 1912," Fosdlck declared ln
hls testimony, "we began to receive
a large number of complaints In re
garcl to a certain police officer. He
was in charpe of a certain squad. It
was said that he was collecting money
from gambling housnR and we found it
hard to run the matter down.
"1 told the police commissioner I
hart been receiving a large number of
complaints regarding Lieutenant. Beck
er. and that they came in sueh number!' we were uneasy about It. We
ask?d him If he was sure of Decker
���Hc said he was not sure of any one
at police hesdqiiarters. but that under
the svstem 1"" whieh the men watched
each other closely and jealously he
thought it would be impossible to
carf on Riich operations. I told him
1 d:-l not bftliflve It possible to Invent
a sv'tem that human ingenuity could
not defeat."
Announcement of Premier Polncaire'a
Candidacy Is Well Received In
Paris, Dec. 27.���The definite announcement that Premier Poincaire
will be a candidate for the presidency
of the republic has created a profound
Impression throughout France. The
newspapers of practically all shad^F
of political opinion without committing themselves for or against M.
Poincaire's election, felicitate the premier for frankly placing himself on
record, as an aspirant for the office
of chief executive. They express the
opinion that the attitude of M. Poincaire shows to the world that France
ts seeking Its greatest man for the
Folowlng the lead of M. Poincaire,
Felix Itibct, former premier and now
leader of the opposition ln the chamber, tonight officially declared that
ho is also a candidate for the office
of chief executive.
Although Paul Dechanet, president
of the chamber, and Antonln Dubost,
president of the Benate, have not declared themselves, it is generally believed that they are also in the race.
Mr. Kibet, in an Interview today,
expressed surprise at M. Poincaire'F
decision to become a candidate, saying
that M. Poincaire in view of the refusal of Leon Bourgeois, the minister
of labor, to stand for election, has
been urging him (Ribet) to become a
candidate for the Republican group.
The campaign is now being waged
Prenatal Influence Given as Cause for
Thieving by Lad in  New York
Pollce Court.
New York, Dec. 27.���Fright hi*
mother received from a mouse shortly
before his birth is the cause to whic.
E. J. Hueppe attributes his career as
a thief. Hueppe is 21 years ot as?
and the son, he says, of a wealth)
manufacturer of Oldenburg, Germany
He pleaded guilty today to forging d
cheque for JS'.IO and the judge was so
impressed by the story that he postponed sentence to allow alienists tc
investigate his case.
To prove his slory of prenatal in
lluencc3 Hueppe showed the downy
outline of a mouse upon his leg. Hr
said he began to steal when a boy and
that his parents Bent him to America
ln 1908 to hide his shame. In 1909 he
served a term in the Klmira reforma
tory for stealing a typewriter.
PAYMENT OF $20,000.
Boston, Dec. 27.���The federal government's proceedings sgalnst the
Barre Wool Company. Ltd., of South
Barre, Mass., for violation of the
Allen Contract Labor law, ended today by the payment of $20,000 in fines
by the company.
The trial was the result of an
agreement by which criminal action
against V, V. Wiley, manager of the
���company, and Arthur T. Saville of
Bradford, England, an agent, was
High  Heel Causes Trouble for Show
Hartford, Conn., Dec. 27-When the
cue was given for Miss Dupont and
the rest of the company to make their
<>xlt during a recent performance of
"C/er the River," In which Eddie Foy
is the ftar, at Parson's theatre, in this
city, the show girl tripped cloBe to thc
edge of the stage.
Suddenly the high heel of one of
her slippers caught In the flooring
and Miss Dupont plunged over tht
���fotlighis and crashed heart first Into
the bass drum. There Bhe hung suspended.
Everybody got on chairs or tried to
gel closer to the girl. MIbb Dupont
was soon ext Heated, put right side
UP and hurried behind the scenes.
Theu Eddie Foy climbed on a chair
ancl   explained:
"Mlss Dupont is not Injured, but
her costume- her costume Is a
Suffragist Was Nettled by Taunts ct
Men and Endured Lion's Den.
Mademoiselle Delphine Janvier, s
prominent young French suffragist,
certainly has the courage of her convictions. Recently she founded a journal in a Russian city lor the dissemination of her ideas along that line. Sh?
was ridiculed by men in the other
newspaper offices, who kept pointing
out the superiority of the male sex.
Mademoiselle Janvier insisted that
women could be as courageous as men.
With taunting sneers her opponents
replied that it required little to mend
stockings or make puddings. They
proclaimed that if she wished to prove
her case she must accomplish some
striking act of bravery. They were
only joking, of course, but the sensitive French woman decided to take
them at their vord.
As though to help her out in this, n
big menagerie entered the city at that
time to lemain for three days, Theii
principal attraction was a daring per
formance in the big cage with a lion
and three lior.esses. The plucky little
French woman determined to spend
an hour in that cage, believing nobody
could doubt her courage afterward.
But the lion tamer refused to have
anything to do with her scheme, even
though tempted by a large bribe. She
finally persuaded one of the attendants to let her into the cage the next
morning. Then she sent invitations
to all her journalistic taunters to
came and see her in the lions' cage at
a quarter to 10.
At 9 o'clock in the morning, nrmed
with a whip and a revolver, she entered the big cage, while the frightened
Attendant waited outBide. She informed him, ns the iron door closed
behind her, that she expected visitors
about 10 o'clock. The lour formidable
beasts were lying nonchalentiy
stretched on the floor. This seemed a
little too tame for the young suffragist,
so she began to crack her whip. Tlie
effect was immediate. The li 'n got up
and glared fixedly at her; then, fol-
lowed by the three lionesses, walked
slowly round the cage. They stopped
and faced her. Mademoiselle Janvier
saw that this turnin? movement had
seriously complicated matters. The
lions now were all in front of the door
and her escape was cut off. Seeing her
alarm, the attitude of the beasts became more threatening. The attendant, now utterly scared at the possible consequences of his foolish action,
lost his head and made no effort to
save the situation.
Suddenly there entered the hand of
journalists who hod boen invited to
"see the Inn." They instantly took in
the situation and went off to fetch
the lion-tamer. Armed with pitchforks, half a dozen attendants tried
In force the beasts into a corner, but
it was not easy. Finally, the men heated the bars il iron and scared the
animals away from the door. It wns
slow work, ns tlie lions retreated incn
| by inch, and fully ten minutes more
passed before the door was free. Then
it wiir flung open and tho pluckv
young suflragist quickly found her/ell
outside. Mademoiselle Janvier fu'.ly
proved her courage, but she came very
near paying doar'.y  for the privilege.
Nev; Vork, Dec. 27.���Dr. J. U. Rand
of the department of philosophy of
Harvard University, who is attending
the annual convention here of Hll
American Association, announced to-
day as the result of hia investigations
among old Kngiish manuscripts thc
discovery of a hitherto unknown work
by the third carl of Shaftsburv, written In 1712.
It was entitled "Second Christ." and
was the second of Kngiish noblemen's
manuscripts unearthed by Dr. [land
In the London record office. Tlie die
covery several years ngo of the book
entitled "Philosophical Regime" ranks
the Earl of Shaftabury with Kpictct.ua
iand Marcus Aurllus as an exponent
of stoic philosophy according to the
Harvard professor. The latest discovery deals with esthetics and reveals
Sbaftsbnry as the philosopher of the
beam il ul alike lu art and life.
Is Officially Denied.
Rome, Dec. 27.���lt  is officially de
nled   that   I'rince   Ahmed   Fuad,   pur
poses entering Albania and proclaim
mg himself i'rince of that country.
Towed Her to Safety.
Washington, Dec. 27.���After a peril
ous flight in a heavy sea the revenue cutter Seminole today towed thi
abandoned Hritish steamer Alcazar
Into Lookout Bight, N. C. The revenue cutter broke Its steering gear In
the battle with the seas.
United States Legislator Dies.
Harrisburg, Pa., Dec. 27.���Represen.
Itatlvo John (I. MeHi-nry. of the six-
Jteenth Pennsylvania district, died at
Ellis home In Benton, Pa., today. He
[���was 60 years of age.
Deport White Slaver.
San Francisco, Dec. 27.���Henri de
Lorine, who for more than a year hap
been in trouble because of actloni
prosecuted under the white slave law.
was arrested today by tho Immigration autlinritlrs. It was announced
that ho will be deported to France. He
has been tried twice In state courts
but never lias been convicted.
aS battle in the sea.
Wanton Slaughter When Bluefish and
';    Menneden Meat.
Did, you ever see ulueiish ehsrge s
school ol menhaden at sear Thst Is
something worth seeing. The blueUsb
throw their Hues forwurd until tbey almost -surround tbe menhaden, and ttiey
attack them dank und rear. The menhaden fairly muse ths water noil In
theli efforts to escape, while all around
the enemy la at thein teu ring relentlessly.
' Intb sli tbls commotion conies s
great shark. It's s picnic tor tbe shark,
a scbool of menhaden all herded up for
bis bpnettt It swims leisurely Into tbs
midst or tbem. opens Its mouth snd
lakes In half a dozen menhaden at a
gulp: It swims around and bites out
half a doses mor* from tbe school, it
gorge* itself without effort
Bui th* menhaden are not nearly as
much disturbed by tbe presence of tbs
montter swimming about among tbem
as tbey are by tbe cnarging bluefish.
The ���shark takes halt s dozen flsb or
more ut a bite, wblle tbe bluettsb only
bites'a piece out of a single flsb. but
ther* Is only ons shark, wblle there
may'-be'thousands of bluettsb plunging
unit fearing incessantly and killing and
maiming at every stroke
Tti* shark's s brute, but nnder sucb
circumstances the menhaden nave less
of fear thuu tbey bsvs of contempt tor
him. I'i.
A Building Problem That Hss Puzzled
Modern Engineers.
Bnslbec. or Uaalliek, Is ths nams
given a rained city lying In ancient
Coele. Syria, forty tive mllea northwest
of Damascus.
There Is notblng particularly remarkable about a ruined city being
found lh tbe locality mentioned, but
the size of tbe blocks of stone used
by tbe ancient builders of tbls particular city ts something that bas puzzled ths modern engineers alnce tbe
day when Buulbec wus flrst made the
Mecca of the oriental traveler.
There are Immense stones on every
side of the visitor to this ancient pile
of ruins, but tbe three moat remarkable blocks���satd to he the largest ever
used ls the construction of a building
-are lb a Wall back of tbe temple of
Bnal. '"
These Immense stones nre reipec-
tlvely sixty four, sixty three and sixty-
two feet in length nnd eocb Is thirteen
feet Id thickness, but the most wonderful thing in connection wltb them Is
he fact they are at a place In tbe wall
,'went.v five feet from the ground.
How these Immense blocks of granite
ivefVUver raised tn such a neigbt la S
.pnwtioii that has uever yet tieen au
Tiger and Lion.
"Ot\e time, te order to test the eonr
ige of a Bengal tiger and a lion." snld
j well known showman, "we placed
Chinese crackers ln the respective
?��ges,and tired tbe fuses. As soon ss
Sbe fuses began to burn tbey attracted
the attention of both animals, but in
i widely different manner The Hod
Irew into s corner and watched the
proceedings with a distrustful and un
���nsy eye. The tiger, on Hie contrary,
advanced to the burning fuse with s
Ilrm step and unllinchlng gaze. On
reaching the cracker be began tn roll
it uver the floor wltb his paw. and
���vhen It exploded beneath his nose he
lid not flinch, but continued his exam
Itiatlon until perfectly satisfied. The
ilon betrayed great fear when be heard
the report of the explosion and foi
pilte a time could not he coaxed out ol
lia den "-London Tit Hits.
��� ' ^'"'Vfctorls snd the Future.
Queen Victoria's childlike faith In
rhe future life Is touchlngly revealed tn
Her published letters tn Dr. Boyd Car
peiiter. The only fear that troubled
her was lest those she loved who had
left this world before her might have
outgrown ber companionship "I feel
���inly this doubt," she wrote to Car
peiiter, "ou account ot my dear bus
band, wbose tastes were uf a higher
nnd different order from mine ami wlm
nad different Interests perhaps trom
mine. 1 am far more fit now to he nls
���onipaiiloii I hun I used to tie. but sllll
I know that he must bure soared
higher tpnn me"
-Raiment ot the Coster.
The English eowterniongei must l��
fearfully mid wonderfully <'lnili.il
lodging (mm the following eiwter
'nllor> advertisement In a l/>iid��n
"A slap up togs nnd klcksles Imlliier
wtth upper lleiilaiiilns snipped on ��
downy plan, wltb moleskins ol nanlty
pinky design, wiih s double fskemenl
down ths sides and artful bullous at
bottom, with kleksles cut pcgtiip. unit
'ight. or to drop loose over the trot
ters, wltb fancy vests made tn flash
the dickey, or tu fit tight round the
Domestlo Joys.
"Rosa, my mother In law Is earning
for a long visit tomorrow. Here Is a
list of her favorite dishes."
���'Ves, Htr."
"Well, the flrst time you give us one
.if these yaU'll get a week's notice."���
rilegende Blatter.
Mexican General Retires.
Mexico City, Dec. 27.���Ueneral Vic-
torlano Huerta, the hero of the campaign against General Pascual Orozco,
tlie rebel leader, was retired from thi
CODUn&nd of the northern division of
the army, lt is officially declared thai
General Huerta asked to be relieved
of hla command. Iln has been offerd
an advisory position in th war department.
Not Abel.
In a county court rei ently an Inquiry
���vhs innfle as to why a defendant tin meu
t'nln was not present "HeMilMa n��
Isn't nhle.1" rrted a voire from (be tiai'i
nf the court.���London .Mall.
The Builder'* Lament.
His Friend ignzltiu at new housei-
Mo  this Is  your  inst  house?   Builder
(sadly)-Ves.   last   but   not   lessed.-
London Answers.
Schools for Indians.
Ottawa, Dec. 27. The government
have felven authority for the construction of two new schools to be built
near Brantford for the Six Nation Indiana. ��������������=������ ������'���
Wilburn, in His Confession, Declares
He Shot King at Instigation of
His Widow.
MACON, Oa., Dec. 27.���Mrs. JameB
King, widow of the owner of one of
the largest plantations in middle
Georgia, was arrested today alter
Nicholas Wilburn, a farm hand, had
confessed, according to the police,
that he killed James King because
Mrs. King promised him $600 and to
marry him lf he would do lt.
King was shot on Dec. 12, while
hunting. Investigation led to the arrest of Wilburn and a negro, James
Barber, whom the police say, haB stated tbat Wilburn told him he was going
to kill King. Mrs. King Is 42 years
old and Willmru is 25.
In his confession today Wilburn is
quoted as saying: "Mrs. King had of-1
fered me $600 to kill her husband. Sbe I
said she wanted to get rid of him and
promised to marry ine lf I killed him.
llo had $2000 life Insurance.
On Dec. 12 I was passing the King I
home.    She  called  me and  told  me
that Mr- K'ng had gone hunting and
for me to shoot him.   I followed him '
and when he stopped to rest I sneak- j
ed up behind him, grabbed his gun j
and shot him.   He begged me not to |
shot him any more.   Just then he fell
over.   I put his gun in his hands and
arranged the body so as to make it
look like he had shot himself, then
went back to the house and told Mrs.
King what 1 had done.   She said I was
a good boy and she thought a lot of
Mrs. King Is the mother of six
children. Her eldest daughter is married to a brother of Wilburn.
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Los Angeles, Dec. 27.���Arrested as
a vagrant, a man believed to be "Billy"
Greene, the notorious Sing Sing convict who engineered a successful goal
delivery at the New York prison on
Oct. 10, 1910, is a prisoner in the city
jail here.
In  a  purported  confession  Greene
Taken From Live Animal���Wonderful
Operation in Hamilton���Success
Hamilton. Dec. 27.���An operation In
which the city surgeons arte more than
usually interested, and which gives
overy indication of being successful,
has been performed at thp Citv Hos
pital by Dr. McGregor, assisted by Dr.
R. H. Paterson.
On  Sept.  21  last Gibson Race,  183
Phone 927.     Suit 19, B. C. E. R. Depot, New Westminster B. C.
described In detail the events of the < Stanley avenue, while employed at the
night on which he, with five Others, Zimmerman Uniting mills in this city
escaped by overpowering and gagging! was caught in some machinery, and
two guards and making a hazardous : bis arm was broken and terribly lac
deseent from an upper story of the erated
prison to the ground.
According to tho prisoner's story,
the convicts escaped from the premises by swimming the Hudson river
and a few days later embarked from
Boston on a cattle boat bound for
He asserts that he had heen In Los
Anrfeles for 'about S. year and had,
until recently, been employed as a
deep sea diver at Venice.
He was taken to the City Hospital
and has been there since under treat
ment.   The arm was so badly torn and
the bone so badly broken that lt did
I not heal.
Dr. Glassco. who ls ln charge of tho
| talent. Is said to have consulted with
Dr. JlpGregor. with tbe result that a
bold attempt to restore the patlent'i
arm  was   determined   upon.    W.   H.
Nichols, a local butcher, was asked to
j crate a healthy sheep aud take  lt to
Expenditure of $115,000,000. 'the hosnital this morning.
Ottawa, Dec. 27.���Up to the end of j He did this^and the sheep was
the last fiscal year expenditures on ! chloroformed. While under the anos-
:he Transcontinental Railway totalled ; thetlc a portion of one of its bones
H1G 000,000. The figures are of In- j about five Inches long was removed
terest. In view of the announcement, and transferred to Mr. Race's arm bv
of the opening next week of the Win-1 Or. McGresor.    His own flesh, which
nipeg-Cnchrane stction for grain carrying purposes.
{Continued from page one)
healed fairlv well, was covered over
this, and while it Is early to say what
may be the result, the doctors who
witnessed the operation believe it wtll
restore to Mr. Race the use of his
It Is Baid that this is ">�� first time
such nn operation his been performed In ranadn. and all medical men and
especially the surgeons of this city are
keenly Interested In the case.
Exclusive Designs
In Handmade Handkerchiefs, Collars,
Etc., in Maderia, and Armenian
The White House
A. J. Birch. 617 Columbia
no     territorial   aggrandizement,   but
through his mobilization he preventd
a solution of the Balkan problem and
imposes the formation of Albania into
territories which Austria will seize at
the first opportunity.    German policy
will be definitely substituted In    th��
orient for the Balkanic slav equilibrium if the triple entente makes this I
abdication before the   triple   alliance, j
The Balkan slav.s realize that aot even [
a victorious  war can  gain  for them
conditions necessary to their political.
moral and economic development, and j
find that their safety lies In a close
understanding with Austrip.
"This would cause a great transfer-
matlon ln the status of the orient,   as i
Germany and Austria,,freed from the'
nightmare of   a great   Servian   state
Would dominate the Balkans unoppos I
ed, liaving their hands markets and j
a route to India.   If the triple entente
desire this they better mr so franklv.'';
deports received from    Constantinople stating thn* the nvl'tarv oftlolala
had boon ordered to the Tclmtil is l'nns'
canoed a ripple of excitement here to-!
day.    The explanation given Ij   that'
they were sent back because the boI- :
11r-i< hnd Frown m'ntllfwl saving t'-
officers were enjoying themselves   In
the capita! while t'n-v were enduring
hardships In the trenches.
School for Lazo.
Victoria. Dec. 27���Tenders are Invited for the erection of a school nt
Lazo. Cotiox district. Tenders will
he received up to noon of Saturday,
Jan. 18.
For Rent
7-roomed house, fully modern
with furnace and kitchen range,
linoleum and blinds. Lease lf
required, $25.00 per month.
8-room house, one block from
car, $T6.00 per month.
5-room   house,
basement, $20.00
modern,   with
Warner, Bangs & Co.
Phone  1024.
Coldicutt  Blk.      East  Burnaby.
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The Popular Shoe Store
Open Evenings Till 9 O'clock 641 Front Street
Sols spent* for Weetmlneter tor the famous K Boots.    Depot for.
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Hassam Paving Co., of B. G, Limited
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i    ., SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1(12.
In   Play-off   Hers   for   International
Honors Our Cousins to South
Are  Bsdly   Beaten.
Canada triumphed over America
last night tn decisive fashion when
the Vancouver Y.M.C.A. doubled the
score on the Belllngham basketball
-quintette at the Y. M. C. A. building.
The Washington team were never ln
the running, and, although they put
up a hetter argument in the last half
the superiority of the Terminal City
five was always in evidence.
Huth teams showed classy play at
times, especially the Vancouver team,
their playing combination bringing
<lowu the house on several occasions.
The victory of last evening gives
Vancouver tha title of champions uf
the  I'aclflc coast.
In the preliminary the "Y" seconds
���were defeated by the Hustlers by a
heavy score. The pass work of the
HanKster brothers wss a feature.
Although the events were out of
the ordinary tho crowd was not of the
ii. .-I and might well have been
��� 6PORT COMMENT. ���
The Color Line.
The color line will likely be drawn
at the next Olympic games ln Berlin
and this will effectually put an end to
any trouble in the States aud Canada
over negro athletes making the Olmpic team. With the U. S. entering
negro athletes and Hawaiian Islanders
the British Empire might easily recruit a team from India, South Afrifca
ahd other countries in which the colored raceB develop men of athletic
prowess. For thla reason there Is a
strong feeling tba* the big competition should be left to men of tht
white race. This would be the best
way in which to settle the question.
"Dubbie" Kerr as Coach.
It is possible that "Dubbie" Kerr,
who has decided to remain in Winnipeg Instead of playing hockey at the
coast, may coach one of the local ama
teur teams. Kerr will be Invited out
b ythe Wlnnlpegs and the Monarchs,
both of whom would gladly avail thera
selves of the opportunity of having
the advice of one of the best players
in Canada and cne who has so recenty
been ln touch with the modern pro.
game. Kerr is far from the weakling
his announcement of retirement would
lead one to believe. He appears ln
hetter health than ever anil has plenty
ot weight His loss was a sore touch
to Lester Patrick.���Winnipeg Tribune.
Only  Ons   Football  Gams   Down  for
Decision This Afternoon.
Ker  the  first   time    this    season,
only one football game will be played ;
in  tbe city tbls afternoon, that be- '
tween the Moose and Burnaby at Sap-
I   -rli.'.i. .|
l'he other three teama In the City
league are taking a rest; the Rovers
have no game scheduled until next
Saturday while the Firemen and the
crusaders' rugger match in Vancouver
is the only senior game of the Rugby
The championship of the City league
Is still In the balance, three iof the
teams having a chance to win out.
The successful protest of the Bankers against the City gives them ten
minutes to play to reverse the previous score; If they tall the race wlll
he hetween Sapperton and thc City
The public schools league will not
start on the spring schedule until the
reopening of the schools ln January.
Three Toronto Boya Leave ofr Marl-
time League to Play.
Toronto, Dec. 26.���The Torontos
had only Holmes, McLean, McGlffen
and Randall out this morning and the
rest of the bunch were tired out after
last night's game. Walker and Do
herty, accompanied by McGregor who
was out with the Tecumsehs, left for
Moncton where they wlll play In the
Maritime league.
Rldpath's team looks like Holmes,
Davidson, Cameron, Hoyston, Wilson,
and Randall and lf these six men
were played together at practice they
would soon make them all hustle.
teur league the odds will be on the
side of that league and the publlc will
give it Its support, knowing that they
will be treated to clean and manly
sport.���Montreal Tribune.
Chicago, Dec. 27.���A chance remark
by Joseph Levy, the white secretary
of Jack Johnson, the negro pugilist
that he Intended to leave the United
States, caused him to spend tonight
in the Cook county jail.
Levy had been held In bond of $1..
000 to appear as a witness in tbe federal case against Johnson on a charge
of violating the Mann act, but when
United States Judge Carpenter heard
that the pugilist's secretary Intended
to leave Chicago, he raised the bond
to $3000. Levy was unable to give
the new bond and consequently went
to Jail.
Famous Coach of Carlisle University
Favors Lacrosse in Placs of
New York, Dec. 27.���Glenn Warner
athletic coach at Carlisle, said in tonight's discussion, that college' baseball should be abolished. "Our experience at Carlisle has convinced u.-.
that Instead of baseball making men
of Indians, lt was more apt to make
'bums" of them. I speak not of base
ball in colleges, but the professional
game the students get Into leaving
college. So we abolished baseball a
Carlisle. We substituted for baseball
the game of lacrosse.
"I believe the only solution of the
baseball evil in our colleges is to sub
stltute a game that is not so profes-
This Indictment of baseball resulted
In the appointment of three to take up
the subject.
Torminal City Team Masts First Defeat of Season In Game on the
Victoria, Dec. 27.���A whirlwind finish by the Victoria hockey team won
them the game against Vancouver this
evening after fifteen minutes overtime play. It was such a game as
thrilled the thousands of spectators
who broke loose when Lester Patrick
engineered a final rush which placed
the game on Ice.
Five goals to four was the final
score and this Just abont represents
the play.
Walter Smalll was easily the star
of the two teams, his wing rushes getting the crowd time and time again.
Prodgers and Lester Patrick were
also to the fore, the ex-Quebec star
being seen at his best.
The victory of the Senators was a
popular one and the interest is growing to larger proportions every week
in this city.
"Cyclone" Taylor played a sensational game in the first two periods
but after that was too closely watched
to be of much use
Standing of the League.
P. W. L. Pts.
Vancouver    4   2   1   .666
Victoria      3   2   1   .666
Westminster  2   0   2   .000
Next game, Westminster vs. Vancouver, Dec. 31.
To Fight Bombardier Walla for Championship of World on March 14���
Calgary Man to Get $25,000.
Calgary, Dee. IT/���Arrangements
wire completed this afternoon for s
15 round boxing bout between Bom
hardier Wells, the English heavy:
weight champion and Tommy "Burns,
who claims the championship of the
world, the mill to be held lu Calgary
���on March 14 for a purae of $37,000,
A local syndicate will finance the
affair and the money will bo posted
in -.. local bank on Jan. 2.
Since tke forced rstesment of Jack
Johnson, Burns has been flooded with
offers to Ret bsck Into ths game. As
he was the last .hsavywelght champion he wlll claim that title and the
bout will be for tha heavyweight
championship of the world. Burns
had Intended to start training the first
of the year with a purpose of challenging the vlhnerof the Palser-Mc-
Carty match, but the offer of the local syndicate,Is better than any ht
could expect from American promoters. Jn cass Bams wins over Wells
he will defend the title against any
white heavyweight
The bout haa been under consideration for some time but not untll yesterday oould terma be arranged with
the EnglftB <*nmip��6to. *,*}**'���*������
received yesterday from wells. The
splitting of th* purse has not been
announced, but It Is understood that
Burns wlB receive $*WK��.
PJtre Called  ��������*��� '
Montreal. Deo. IT.���Dldier Pitre has
keen, recalled from Quebec by Managing Director Kennedy ot tho Cana-
dien AtKtetle Cl����. No oKteW W;
son ls given btit It ls understood tha
lie has done so at the oommand. of
President T. Bmmett Quinn of the Na
tional Hockey ASaoeJatlon of Canj����
who has deollned to wnctlon any (ton-
dltlonal rdteass, and holds that Pitre
like all other playere shijuld be re
leased unconditionally. Htrr was re
leased to Qudbee frith ����������������*����*
Ins thst he could *�� reoslled by the
29th- of January next to play with tne
Cnnadlena again.
Hockey Playere ** Tour>
Montreal, Dso. *&~*\ 10 ?'c,oc1'
tonight   the  Tt<��miw<*ey players,
headed by Manawf **���'��> c,oa,|* RoT
erts and trilnsr Oraydon, left Mont-
real bound for Toronto, Halleybury,
Boston and Wsw *tatS. on a ten day
trip which tt IS hoped wtll put them In
the pink of conditio*! foy die lntorcol
Promotera Doing Their Best to  Kill
Good,  Manly Sport���Cornwall's
Object    Lesson.
Real amateurism, as we are told by
a competent authority, never exUted
in lacrosse, not even in its pioneer
days. Compensation of aome kind
wss always given to the players.
Some took lockets, watches, rings, or
other souvenirs, while others took the
cash, though it was only a small
amount But there was oue thing
certain, and that waa there.waa no
mad rush for the "Mighty Dollar." and
their few. If any, "marketable quan
titles." '   ���
The people took a just pride In witnessing a game "played by the pioneers, and felt happy to see the men
perform on the fleld. ' Today the
scene la ehanged. It ls not a manly
sport they see, but rowdyism and brutality, and the spectators turn away
in shame and disgust Why the
change? lt Is a part and parcel of
professionalism for the men to earn
their money by practicing slaughterhouse tactics The publlc refused to
be educated to snch work, ind ln the
East and lh>the West, the supporters
of our National game have spoken In
no uncertain sound about the matter.
Why do promoters still persist In their
killing methods of the game Do they
want to educate the publlc against
their wishes They are evidently trying their level best to kill lt so lt wlll
havs to abandoned altogether.
They are running blindly Into the
chasm of destruction, and tbey refuse
to stop on the road, turn back, and be
guided by a wise and sane policy.
The Shamrocks who have kept lacrosse alive ln tbls city through thick
snd thin havs abandoned professionalism and are going back to amateurism. It la a wlss move. Yes, snd the
"Oreen Shirts" will be the winners tn
the end.
According to the latest reports, the
M. A. A. A. will stand for professionalism. Is that great athletic organisation going to allow Its body to be
wrecked. If the members are wise
they'll throw their lot Ipwltb the
Shamrocks, and restore peace ahd order to our National game.
The Natlonala ahould get In line also. Look to future years, not to a
year pr two. Ther past season's work
ts still pointing to the fatal handwriting on the wall, and as the old saying
says: "It you don't listen to reason,
shell rsp your knuckles."
Cornwall standa as the best object
lesson tit all the clubs in the way they
run their team. Last year the meft received only $90 apiece for their work
and were satisfied. They waited until the end of the season* and after deducting expensaa recelted the balance. Was there not honor in such
work. This has been Cornwall's pollcy since they came into senior company, and It ha* baatt the standard ot
their success. Cornwall will stand
with Shamrock as in the past
Capitals hate tried professionalism
and lt has proved their doom.
That mighty team which furnished
so many exciting and great gunes In
recent ysnrs ia now going to give upl
We cannot WdJeve it and with the
wise heads at Ottawa they'll return to
amateurism ifi�� their great rivals,
the Shamrocks, and Cornwalls, and
evtn pflb W&twa! and Nationals going to tb* "Big fMw," with an. add!
tton of tM*er
r warn ln the' ama-
Tame Fight at New York Ends in the
Eighth Round���Pollcs Were
on Hand.
New York, Dec. 27���Jess Willard
knocked out "Soldier" Kearns In the
eighth round tonight of a scheduled
ten round bout at Madison Square
The knockout came suddenly wher
Reams landed a hard left to the ribs
and a right to the neck. The blows
appeared to anger the Texas lighter
ind he Immediately rushed ln and ln a
mix up brought a left hook up undei
Keam3' chin and followed quickly
with a right hook. Kearns dropped
backward and was counted out
Neither fighter showed much knowl
edge of boxing. Willard. whb had ai
advantage of half a foot ln height
missed many swIngB. Kearns played
mostly for the body, but wasted hi:
blows on Wlllsrd's arms. The weight
were Willard 221 and Kearns 196.
Willard scored s knockdown ln the
first round with a right hook to the
jaw, but Kearns rose Immediately. Iu
the fifth both men were tired. Willard
drew blood with a left jab to Kearns'
"tjts* Kearns, after mlsslne with r
wild swing, floundered to the floor or.
ill tours. .      _   ,
Sheriff Hsrburger, of Ne* Tori
connty, attended the bout ln hla oft.-
rlal capacity and watched the contest
-losely, but made no effort to Interfere. After the h*"t he ss'd h�� ****
Veen no reason whatever for inter
Milwaukee Judge   Severely Censures
Prisoner���Wsntsd   to   Msks   It
90 Dsys In Jail.
Milwaukee, Wis., , Dec. 27.���Judge
Neelen, In district court todsy, fined
Martin Pretnak $25 because he spat on
a bible.
Premak was brought beforo the
court hefore Masse Massicka, who
charged assault and battery. Masrlcka
said that Premak pushed him and
that he did not mind that; that he
was angered over another Insult and
he produced a book before the court
The book was a bible and Masrlcka
opened lt ln court.
"Your honor," said Maszlcka, "he
spat upon this book. I brought it with
me from the old country. This msn
came into my house, Urunk and abusive, and when 1 remonstrated witb
him and told him what this book com',
monds us to do he opened it as It lay
upon the table and Bpat upon Uk
"Did you do that?" Judge Nec\erf
asked Premak..   ,
The man shrugged liis shoulders:
"Oh, yes," he said. "I did do that, but
it harmed no One. You can see that he
wiped if dry again."
"You are fined $25 and costs,"
Judge Neelen told him. "1 wish that
I could send you to jail for about 90
days,   it would serve you right."
Four roomed flat in the Marjoribanks Building on Begbie street,
close to Columbia. All conveniences. Rent $$0.00 per month. Possession January ti
Store on Begbie street near Columbia; size 20 feet by ,66 feet.
Possession about January 1.  Will lease.
J. .. JONES, Managing Director.
Head Office: 28 Lorne, Street,    New Wsstmlnstsr.
Enemies to Law snd Order Among
Animals of Lower World.
Those in a position to speal: authorl-
tatively i-ssure us that crime is to be
found among the 1 iwer as well as
among tie higher animals���men. In
the lower orders it appears there are
individuals, like men, f. at seem incapable of living and satisfying their
wants without doing harm to tbeir fellows. The school of Lombroso goes so
far as to assert ihat almost every
variety of human wrongdoing finds
ite counterpart in the crimes committed by animals.
Among bee3 there is much theft. The
"light-fingered" gentry of the hives,
in order to save themselves the trouble
of working, attack the masses, kill
them, rob the hives and carry off the
booty whon they cannot obtain lt by
stealth. Sometimes, having acquired
an incurable tas'.s for robbery and violence, they torm regular colonies of
It has been pointed out Vast, extraordinary as it may seem, it is quite I
possible to produce artificially these I
i tiny enemies to law and order by the |
simple process ol giving working bees 1
a mixture ol honey and brandy to
drink. They at once become morose
and irritable, and after a short course
of the mixture lose all desire to work.
Finally, when hunger stirs, they attack and plunder the well-supplied
Dove owners assert thst in almost
every dove cote there are birds thot
try to obtain material for their nests
by abstracting strsws thst have been
collected by others. These mild thieves
sre not only le-.y, but unamenable to
discipline by their fellows.
Murder is   not   uncommon among
animals, "murder" in this sense being
applied to that kind ol killing that has
nothing to do with tl.e struggle for
existence, but which arises from ms-
lice, pure snd simple, or from downright paeuon.   Storks, it seems, frequently kill   members   of the flock
which st ths time of migration either
refuse to follow them or are unable
to-tro sor- -     -���-��-.        ��� ���-   *.- -    '-",--*
A veterinary surgeon hss   testified
that in every regiment ot cavalry on*
may flnd horses thst rebel sgsinst discipline snd let no opportunity escape
them ot doing harm either to man or
their well-trained fellows.   In dealing
with theee "b��J actors" it always Is
ne-sessary to be on one's guard, and it
oiten is imperative to separate them
from the others in the stable, as they
try to steal  their companion's  food.
Whst is still more curious is thst their
skulls show an   abnormal tormstion,
ths fcrshesd  being  nsrrow  snd  retreating.
Snowstorm In Burnaby.
Highland Park, Dec. 27.���A heavy
snowstorm swept this section of
Burnaby about 9:30 o'clock this evening, leaving a white blanket on the
ground. The cars of the B.C.E.R.
were covered with the flakes, but
later rain set ln and soon obliterated
all traces of the snow.
Program for Friday and Saturday.
Featuring John Bunny.   '
A Rural Drama.
O.  Melles
Wester Drama.
These dark, rainy mornings, with a cold east
wind blowing, are the mornings you want to send
your men folk to their work with a good, hot and
nourishing breakfast. "*
We can supply your morning meal complete, and
as a few reminders we offer you in cereals:
QUAKER ROLLED OATS, 15c, 2 pkgs. for .... 25c
POST TAVERN, special, per package 10c
GRAPE NUTS, per package 15c
MALTA VITA, 2 packages for 25c
PURITY FOOD, in regular 25c packages for .. 15c
CORN FLAKES, Quaker, Kellogs, Post Toasties, at,
per package 10c
Our Coffee is of the best, ground just right and
retails at 40c and 50c per pound.
For Eggs, Sliced Bacon, Smoked Fish, Etc., be
sure we carry the best.
There is nothing more acceptable   for  Presents
than handsome, well finished Sheffield Cutlery and
Plated Ware.  We show an elegant tine of the best
manufacturers.   Call early beiore our assortment
is broken.
M. J. KNIGHT & CO., Lid.
Psrey Quinn Ssys Thsy Ara Not Ask-
lng Montresl snd Oltawa to Join
up ta N. L. U.
Toronto, Dec. 27.���"Juat take lt
from me that the Big Four Lacrosse
Association haa not and will not make
overtures towsrd any Ottawa or Mon
treal lacrosse clubs to Join the union,'
satd President Percy Quinn, of the
Dominion Lacrosse Association.
'if there are any overtures thej
must come trom th* other side. They
la'ighed at Querrie and me when we
started this Big Four and now we wlll
play a little Indenendenne ln lacrosse
matters. There Is notfiins at sit !���
that Ottawa story thst we have asked
them to Join ul." s      ,
Columbus. O., Dec. 27.���to servr
terms of three yesrs and nine mont*"
.���esnectlvelv. State Senators Isaac E
Huffman, of Butler county, and Lafor
rest Andrews, of Lawrenc* county, entered the penitentiary here today.
Both bad heen refused new trials re
Thev wera convlnted of fcaW*i( P��
eepted brthes tn connection with de-
.'raa legislation by corporate Interests.
Te Improve Rosds.
El Paso, Tex., Dec. 37.���A bend Issue of 3360,000 forr road Improvement
ln Bl Paso county waa voted today.
The funds will be used to continue
the Cemlno ReM. ��'V����h Howdy follows the old Santa Fe trail trom New
Mexico, where lt now la being Improved by convict labor, through west
Texas and Into Artxona to the west
It ls asserted that the bands will
make a reduction ot three centa on the
$100 valuation of tha oouaty tax rate
by doing away with heavy nad tax;  '
Any $30*00 SUIT in
.. *      tyUllM ^^^
the Store for, Today
guaranteed Fashion-Craft
and Society Brand hand-tailor'
ed garments.   See them.
AS Mills&Co.
5mj.'i  A />/><""(' * \
thi' Youmjt't Ven  16 to 66.  /
Classified Advertising
��� RATES. ���
Classified���One cent per word per
day; 4c per word per week; 15c per
month; 6.000 words, to be used as required wlttln one year from date of
contract, $25.00.
Birth or Marriage Notices 59c.
Death Notice 60c or with Funeral Nonce $1.(M>. Card of Thanks BOc per
If you want a good machinist,
Or a first-class engineer,
Men of worth���of minds the keenest,
Versed ln boilers, valves and gear���
Tou can get good men^���and steady
By the simple Want Ad way;
lf you've not done so already,
Try one ln the News today.
End, close ln���Quebec street���low
rent. National Finance Company,
Limited., 521 Columbia street, New
Westminster. (355)
Heated  Bedroom,  suitable for one
or  two.    Mrs.    Ingersol,    Bradley
Block, 12th street and 5th avenue.
I I (358)
ments; close In; modern steam
heated. $24 per month. Also furnished rooms, $2 per week and up.
Telford Block, 845 Royal avenue,
corner Tenth street. (360)
Clerk or Bookkeeper. Adress Box
357, News Office. (357)
housework. Apply 1010 Sixth avenue.
tailoring, apply, American Ladles'
Tailors, Collister Block. (347)
with four years experience In general office work and bookkeeping
desires a position where there is
a chance for 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    boy,
housework.      Box    414,    City.    J.
Harukl. (332)
Edmonds and cut.t-off. garden soil,
size of lots 65x118; $550 each, $100
cash, balance 6, 12 and 18 months
ln a residential district; indefeas-
able title. Apply owner, Jonathan
Bone, Colonial Pool Room or box
797. (351)
ranges on easy terms; $1.00 down,
$1.00 per week. Canada Range Co.,
Market Square. (201)
alow, containing five rooms, bathroom and pantry, modern plumbing.
. In city, two blockB from Sixth st.
ou car line. Lot 50x100 feet to lane,
i Together with furniture, stoves, fixtures, kitchen utensils, in fact
everything necessary for the house
hold. Price $2400; $500 cash, bai
ance on easy terms. P.O. box 481.
New Westminster. B.C. (320)
ture evenings. John Givskov, Room
15 CHIT block. (352)
book. Finder please leave at Diamonds' Barber shop and receive reward, (345)
rooms, suitable tor light housekeeping. Apply 623 Thirteenth
street. (349)
furnished housekeeping rooms,
furnace heated. 37 Agnes street.
Telephone L638. (337)
bath, basement. Also sale three
room; large lot; easy terms. Edmonds St., near new cut Apply
Thomas. (336)
rooms for rent st 224 Seventh
street. (283)
Sunbury, for $10 per month.   Apply
Box  304, New  Westminster,  B.  0
small rooms over the NewB offlee.
Suitable fas- club ar light manufac
Hiring purposes. Wlll lesse for two
or three year tenn, singly er en blec.
Apply to Manager the Nsws.
keeplng rooms, hat and cold water..
Apply room ��, Knights of Pythias
hall, corner Eighth street aad Agnes
street. (20B)
Curtis Block, New Westminster, B.C.
Telephone 295. P. O. Box 777.
Prairie farm for
Burnaby property
Quarter section in Saskatchewan,
first class loamy land, good water,
handy to two railways. Price $20 per
acre, which is $5 below market price.
Owner will take Burnaby property
In part payment.
Summerland orchards for city or
rural property. We have two orchard
in Summerland, all cultivated. One or-
orchard in full bearing. Owners will
both consider trade for New Westmin
ster, Vancouver or Rural property
Call and see us.
brown water spaniel pup. Reward.
II. V. Wright, Edmonds P. O.   (287)
Block 'IB," south half of District Lot
1352, containing 45 acres, more or
lass, Municipality of North Vancouver.
Whurnas, proof of loss of Certificate
of Title No. 11690 C, covering the
uhovo mentioned property, Issued ln
the nsme of Corporation of District of
Norlh Vancouver, lias been filed In
tli Ih officii, notieti is hereby given that
I hIiiiII nt the expiration of one month
from ilat" of first publication hereof
lame n duplicate of said Certificate
of Title, unless in the meantime valid
Objection bs mads to me in writing.
luted Ht the l.nnd UegiBtry Office,
this l'Jth day of D.-eemlinr A.D.. 1912.
(311) District Registrar.
U.i  New   Wsstmlnstsr  District. Block
1 cf  Lol  BS,  Croup  1,  Map 1146.
Whereas proof ot tbs loss of cer-
UflOStS ol Ttlla Number 2KG20F. Issued In ths name of I.lly Hlta McNeill,
lias been f.led In this office.
Notice Is hereby given that I shall
nt tlie expiration Of one month from
the date of the first publication hereof. In ;i d.illv newspaper published In
the City of New Westminster, Issue a
duplicate of the snld certificate, unless In the meantime valid objection
be mads to me In writing.
District   Registrar of Titles.
Land Registry Offlee, New Westminster, nc, Docsmber 22nd. 1��12.
The best 50 acre farm In Chilliwack.
all under cultivation but 1 1-2 acres
which is covered with 30,000 feet of
standing timber. Large ten roomed
house, large stables, barns, chicken
houses, hog pens; $18,000, $6,000 cash
Terms for balance. Property ls unencumbered and a large loan can be
raised on the property.
Would consider trsde for city property,
Flrs, Accident, Plate Glsss, Automobile, Burglary, Employer's
Liability Insurance.
Billiards and Pool
Biggest and best line of Pipes,
flsiarq and Smoking requisites.
Wholesale and  retail.
J. L. Duncan, Ltd.
609  Columbia   St.
Sealed Tenders endorsed "Kings-
way Paving" will be received by tho
undersigned up till Mondsy, Dec. 30,
1912, far the complete grading and
paving of Klngsway from Boundary
Avenue to City Limits, New Westminster (approximately 4.21 miles). Separate Lump Sum tenders to be sub
mitted for the following
(1) Grading and contingent won:
(2) Paving and contingent work
(3) Grading and paving complete.
The    following    specifications    (a)
Grading, etc. (b) Asphsltla Concrete
Paring, (c) Oeneral to all pavements,
will be furnished by the Corporation
but Contractors or Manufacturers will
be permitted to submit' tenders for
sny class of paving on their own specifications. Further particulars and
plans and specifications msy be obtained at the Engineers Office on and
after Saturday, 21st Inst., on payment
of $10.00, which sum wlll ba returned
on receipt of a bona-flde tsnder.
Contractors must furnish a marked
cheque for 5 per cent, of the amount
of their tender made payabls to the
Corporation of Burnaby, which cheque
will be held until the successful contractors have executed a bond as per
General Conditions of Contract.   v
The Corporation will not be bound
to accept the lowest or any tender.
Thn Corporation also reserve tho
right to award the Contracts for grading and paving separately or for the
entire works at their discretion
CiOl) Comptroller.
Edmonds, B, C. Dec. 18, 1S12.
Captsln Munn Reports a  Hird Trip
In  Baffin's Land.
Capt.' i H. T. Munn, in charse ol
the gold-seeking expedition whicb
went to Bailing Land alnsrd ths
steamer Algerine and lost their ship
in the ice, arrived in Toronto recently
lro.n St. John's, Newfoundland, vhere
he and his men were brought by
"Lucky" Scott and his party aboard
the stea.ner Neptune, whic'i *n
bound on n similar mission to that
of the Algerine. Captain Munn states
that he reached Pond's Inlet safely
snd after trading with the Esquimesui
and taking some 'if Ihem abosrd to
assist in prospecting, thc Algerine
started south down a lead in the ice.
When he reached a porition about
fifteen miles from his objective point,
he rsn up against thc end ot the lesd
snd as tliere was nothing to do but
wsit for the ice to move he sent s
psrty over the ice to make a camp
and followed later himself.
Four hours after he lett the vessel
a terriP. > snowstorm came up and
drove the ice inland. Thj vess*l w����
pinched, hut lilted the tirst time. Ths
second time the ice closed, however,
end she failed to raise snd was crushed amidships like an egg-shell, sinking iu thirty-Hve minute. The men
aboard got the boat3 away with three
weeks' provisions and luckily landed
on the ice on the shore side, although
there was such a blizzard blowing
that they did not know until night
whether they were on the shore fide
or drifting out to sea as the lead iu
the ice widened immediately alter the
sinking oi the vessel.
Those who had been left with the
ship sent a messenger to advise Captain Munn of the accident and then
made their way hark to Pond's Inlet,
where he joined them. They then
mad. the discovery that they were
only supplied wilh three weeks' provisions for twenty-four men. There
nas a Oovernment cache of food thirty miles up the inlet, but it was not
known how much food it contained
so he and a party made a trip with
boats and dogs. They found there
was a year's supply, but the weather
became so rough they could not get
back  at once.
In the meantime the Neptune came
in and after being caught in the ice
was   driven   through   the   inlet   and
twenty miles out at sea before a terrific  gale  which carried ice  and  all
with it.   Having reached their objective point, whicii was not Uie same si
that  of   Captain   Mann's   party,   the
Neptune   returned   and   picked   them I
up.   Had not the Neptune come along I
it was the intention   of   some of   thc i
party to have   tried   to   come   south;
fourteen hundred miles in whale boats
as soon as the water opened up.
Captain Munn was enthusiastic In
his praise of the generosity of the
Scott party in taking on the members
of his party, as it meant seriously
discommoding the members of his
own expedition.
The excitement was not nil over
after the Neptune started south, ei tiler. Captain Munn said. She isn
ashore in a strong gale in Cumberland
Gull, but it was at dead lew water,
and ns the tide rises fourteen (eet
they flnateil without damage.
Captain Munn is thinking ol making the trip again next spring with �����
hundred ton schooner, which he sill
allow to remain in the ice over the
winter and prospect the following
spring. Anything hut placer gold, he
declnres, cannot be handled out ol
th?t ountry, as it is so hard to get
ships in.
The pasl summer, the Esquiinemix
told Captain Munn, was the worst tut
ice they had ever encountered.
A Human Ottrich,
A o,-isc of much interest to the medical fraternity ami i thers in Hamilton
is being uiucli .di-icussed around the
City Hnspitul just now,  '
Amon;? the patients in the institution .is ,a girl nl 16 or so, who haa iu
a very marked degree some ol the peculiarities wliich are commonly reported tu be pfiSsessed by the ostrich.
An x-ray picture of the young woman's stomach shows a large assortment of small ware contained therein.
The doctors in attendance have already taken lrom her a varied assortment which includes. H* pins. 45
cents in small silver, a 'handful ol
buttons and a numbor of other small
"We have not got rid of marly all
nf it yet." suid Supt. Langrtl!, Many
of the city physicians have examined
the x-ray photographs and nre deeply
interested in the case. "It U a Inrm
of insanity." snid one of the doctor*
"and in this girl's case is quite severe."
The patient, unfortunately, is nol
progressing very well. She d-es not
take nourishment, nrjd is much Irou
bled witli reaching. Still the doctor*
hope to get rid nf the rest nl the lir-
eign articles ami pul I  her through.
On Three Occasions "xlended Their
Sway Over All the Balkans.
If any race or people can claim pre.
eminence in the Balkan peninsula it
is the Bulgarian. The Bulgarians can
claim more than 1,000 years of distinct
nationality. Three times a Bulgarian
empire has extended its sway over all
the Balkans. The parent stock of its
people came ss conquerors from the
east. They adopted the faith, the language and many customs of the conquered Slavs. But the race they
founded then endures to-day. It is
hardy, proud and aggressive. In five
centuries of Ottomsn misrule it has
not been crushed or submerged. Bulgaria freed herself from religious
domination with the same independence that she has shaken off political
domination. The Bulgarian church
is identical with the Greek Church in
dogma, but remains outside of its
communion snd control. One of the
bitterest feudj in Macedonia to-day
is that between the Greek Patriarchates and thc Bulgarian Exarchstes.
In 1970 resistance to thc Turk seemed
utterly futile, but the Bulgarians resisted. Twenty-flve thousand of them
psid their lives lor their temerity, but
with these and other lives lost in
the ensuing Russian csmpsign they
purchased the freedom of Bulgaria.
The treaty of San Stefano would have
again established the Bulgarian empire, and subsequent events hnve
shown that that empire would have
been no catepaw of Russia. But the
fear of such a result impelled the
powers to force a rearrangement by
the treaty of Berlin. The Christian
territory of the Turk was enlarged at
the expense of Bulgaria and the Macedonian question is the fruit of that
ignoble compromise. Bulgaria eman-
cipsted itself from the Turkish suzerainty left by the treaty of Berlin
when Prince Ferdinand hod himself
crowned as Czar in 1908.
The origin of the Bulgar race is lost
in antiquity, but the name is popularly believed to come from its settlement in early times on the Volga
river. In the seventh century the
Bulgars conquered the Slavs of Moe-
sia, whose language they adopted and
with whom they mingled in marriage.
Modern Bulgarians, therefore, are ss
much Slav as Bulgar and speak s
language very similar to Russia. They
are a strong, virile race, intelligent,
shrewd snd thrifty.
Their national spirit is strong nnd
aggressive, their military organization
modern and efficient. For many years
the pretensions of Bulgaria next to
those of Austria have constituted the
greatest menace to the Ottoman empire in F.urope. The treaty of San
Stefano of 1378, which was superseded
by the treaty of Berlin, provided that
the territory of Bulgaria should extend to the Aegean. This is still the
aspiration of the people. This big
Bulgaria is the cherished national
ideal and the bnjaboo nf all other
races in the Balkans, Its realization
would drive the Turk from Kurope,
place thc Bulgarians strong and independent at the gate of the Dardanelles,
and restore Constantinople to Christendom. Bulgaria would then be the
dominant power in southeastern Europe with a great commercial and
political future opening before her.
Servia and Montenegro, now trembling before the yawning maws of Austria into which Bosn.a and Herzo-
govina disappeared in 1008, might
readily coalesce with their co-religion,
ists, the   Bulgarians.
Shocked Into Speec'i
At Kamloops, B.C., Andrew FomvIIi
after having been "st<i|ie" deal nil"I
totally dumb lor a period cxcecdiiu.
fourteen years, suddenly recovered
both senses as tlie result of n shock
Til" g:;od fortune of Forsyth was practically synonymous wilh the misnd-
vonture which cost John Kdmiiiids In*
Edmunds ha/1 been helping ' imsell
to a ride on a train ofl it ran slowly
through tho city slid, losing Ills foots
i ings, fell to death under the wheel-.
Forsyth wa* one nf those whn ran lor,
ward to guze at the body and in hi-
horror he screamed.
He heard llis own shout nnd slsi
the talk of others and forthwith j .l.:e<l
in the conversation, although his lips
had framed no word ior almost lifteen
Weather Forecasting.
Temperature is hut one of the elements of the weather. Considered by
itself its evidence is valueless. The
chief factor in forecasting impending
conditions of weather is the pressure
of the air as recorded by the barometer. To this prime record the rending of the thermometer and tlie condition of the wind are contributory, but
always seeondry. As Uie winds fail
inm all directions iv.U} the trmigh of
low barometric pressure the temperature tends to fall, when the centre of
the low passes south of the observation point, and to rise when the low
passes northward and thus admits the
air from the warmer south.
A Poet's Antipathies.
Mr. Otto Heller is his work on Ibsen
attempts to arrange some of the poet's
antipathies in tbe order of their
strength, The lowest pit of Ibsen's In-
f- mo is reserved for politicians and
journalists. Scientists, he says, shou d
not be allowed to torture animals to
death wliile [Hiliticians and journnli-t-
are so plentiful and cheap A slightly
higher position is occupied by the
olergy, and n nrly nil of Ibsen's
eiergyinen, "nre spokesmen of a narrow-minded, intk-.nble morality." The
lawy. n lake place just above the cler
By. Tho 1 iw breeds ca.suit.sto and SO
I his s .and the "whole tr.be are Lr..n 1.
cd   iu.  anti-ideniists."
It's Just a 25 ft. LOT
25 x 175
$225 CASH
a*, cllrutt Block, Fourth Avenue
Phone "19, Cast Burnaby. D.C.
For  Excellence   In   Shaving.   Haircut
ting and Shampooing give the
35   Eighth   St.    David  Boyle,   Prop,
a trial.    Four skilled workmen.    Our
system of treating lhe scalp for dandruff and   falling  hair cannot be  fm
proved upon.    Try It.
Face Massaging a specialty.
The Almighty S.
Some people ^o so far ss to say
that Western Canada thinks only ol
making money. That, ol course, is
hardly true, bul here's n bit of evidence tending to prove that money
figures largely in the weslemer's
thoughts. A press sheet, received st
a Canadian newspaper ofllc i and giving items showing llie progress of ihe
Dauphin district, bore this date line:
"$ep. 25, 1912."
Why   Food   Is   Dear.
The suh oomniittse appointed by tbt
Toronto Hoard of Trade to investigate
the high cost of living held a meeting
recently at whidi a short report was
lead and wli.eh will be submitted to
Uie oonference committee this
month. One of the reasons for the
high prices it found by some members
of tho '-������uiinitt.ee Ui bs the competition
of everybody���rich snd poor sliko���
for tho very best of everything in ths
food line, The ssme principle sppliet
to other products.
8tuck   Either   V.'ay.
M&mma���Goodness me! It's half an
hour since I rent you round to the
store to get those things, and here you
aro back without them !
Little Dick���lt was such a long time
before my turn oame to be waited on
that 1 forgot what it was you wanted.
Mamma���Then why didn't you tome
home and find out?
Little Dick���I was afraid if I left
I'd lose my turn.���Nottingham
Consequent to an acute demand
from tbe Chinese element among the
traders the prices of poultry stiffened
somewhat on the city market yesterday morning, though no marked advance was recorded.
The Republican Chinese have adopted the calendar of civilized countries,
and on this year wlll celebrate New
Year on Jan. 1, Instead of some time
In February, wblcb has been tbe custom for ages.
Consequently the Celestials crowded the market yesterday searching for
the makings of their New Year dinners. The farmers were apparently
not acquainted with the situation of
affairs and only sent ln light stocks of
fowls, no doubt expecting the reaction which usually follows every holiday.
Eggs were ln a similar position to
poultry. There was a marked scarcity ln the receipts with the purchasing on the strong side. Prices hardened slightly but did not advance.
There was a shortage ln pork, veal
and mutton in the meat department,
but the demand was on about a par
with tbe supplies, and a balanced
trading resulted.
With the exception of eggs and poultry the market was of a nature such
as usually follows a holiday and business all round was much smaller
tban during the previous week.
The auction market was fairly busy
during the greater part of the morning, some fine heavy draft teams being put up for sale. One excellent
pair of Clydesdales was withdrawn at
Apples, per box 75c to $1.00
Peers, per box 75c
Vegetables, Wholesale.
Beets, per sack $1.91
Carrots, per sack  75s
Turnips, per sack 69��
Potatoes, per sack   76c
Potatoes, per ton $13 to $14
Vegetables, Retail.
Beets, per bunch Be
Onions, per lb So
Eggs, wholesale, per dozen 45c
Carrots, per bunch t*
Csbbage, per lb So
Turnips, esch 5c
Eggs and Butter.
Eggs, retail, per dozen  50c
Butter, retail, per lb 40c to 45c
Butter, wholesale, per lb 39c
Pisk Spring Salmon, per lb 15c
White Spring Salmon, per lb Se
Flounders, per lb 10c
Sturgeon, per lb lie
Halibut, per lb l��o
Steelhead, per Ib lan
Smelts, per lb He
Retail Meats.
Beef, best rib roasts 15c to ISc
Beef, loin 18c te 22a
Beef, round steak  20c
Boiling beof 10c to 14e
Veal  15c to 35c
Pork   12c to 13Hc
Sugar cured bacon  26c
Mutton  12o to 2��c
Dressed Chicken, per b 25o
Wholesale Meats.
Vesl, large 9c to 10c
Veal, small   14c to 14M.C
Beef, front quarter 9MiC to 10c
Peer, hind quarter lie to 12o
Spring l.'imb  15c
Mutton   10c to 124c
Pork    13c to ls��a
Hens, small, per doz $6 to $3
Hens, large, per doz $3 to $lo
Chickens, per doz $4 to $5.50
Broilers, per doz $3 to $4
Hens, live, per lb 17c to 19c
Clhckens, live, per lb 19c to 21o
Ducks, per dozen   $12
Dueks, live, per Ib ISc to 2��c
Turkeys, live, per lb 33e to 35c
Turkeys, dressed, per lb. ..39c to 40c
Locating Othell:.
A masterpiece of censorship was
ones performed by the Turkish censor.
Nisclian Klfendi. on the occasion of
the production of Shakespeare's "Oth-
ello'' at Constantinople. He "collected" the drama so thorough'y as to
leave hardly a trace of the original.
Among other words he expunged
"Cyprus," giving irgenious reason*
for this correction. "Cyprus." he said,
"is a Turkish island; it would he
politically unwise to send Othello tl
Cyprus, because the territorial integrity of Turkey is guaranteed by fea-
ties. Why not put, instead ol C';-prus.
some Greek island, such tm Curiul"
And thus it csme to ps*s that, truu
TSSneOt to the treaty ol Paris. Othei.a
had to go to Cortul
The Evil Eye.
Antiquitie  hslh  held  that rertnine
women of Scythia. boing provoked uud
veiftd against some ons. had the pow
er to k:j them only with their '.ooke
Coal Company Chartered.
Ottawa, Dec. 27,���Letters patent
have been granted Incorporating the
London laud and ("oal Co., of London,
OWf.7 capital two millions, to operate
mineral and other lands and to search
for coal aud petroleum.
A Hard One.
Little Harry's mother wss helping
him with a lesson In the First Reader.
"Mamma," he queried, "how do you
s'pose Adam ever got through tbs book
with nobody to help himP
Antigonish Bye-Election.
Halifax, Dec. 27.���The Antigonish
bye-election to fill the vacancy caused
by the appointment of E. L. Glrrolr to
the senate Iiub been fixed for January
16, nomination one week earlier.
The tortoise and e��trlge* hatch their
���lag* witii their looks only, a signe that
they hsve some ejsoulative vertue
And, concerning witches, they sre said
to hsve offensive and harms working
Anlmsl Ventriloquists.
Ventriloquism is not confined solely
to the human race. There sre msny
birds whose notes it is almost impossible "to place." Take the corn crake,
with its harsh "crake, crake!" One
moment the sou.id is by your leet. the
next fifty yards sway,  lhe grasshop-
rer is another offender in this -espect.
u sibilant nets is hard lo locate.
Greeks' Worship of Lightning.
The Greeks were so much afraid of
lightning thnt they worshiped it. They
endeavored to avert its malignant Influence by hissing and whistling st
it. In places which had suffered hy it
altars wore eroded mid oblations made
to avert the anger of the gods,' after
which no one dared to touch or approach them.
Wet Shoes.
If shoes havo been thoroughly wet
don't attempt to dry them near ths
stove. Hub in plenty of vaseline'or
plain lard and let stand in a cool placu
several days, snd much of the original
oil  will   lis  restored.
Two   Thousand    Employe.es    on    National Railway Drop Tools on Refusal of Eight-Hour Dsy.
Laredo, Tex., Dec. 27.���Two thousand shop employees of the National
Railway of Mexico struck today because of the refusal of the management to grant an eight-hour day and
an increase ln wages. The strike was
called simultaneously at Nuevo Laredo, San Luis Polo. Mexico City and
Aguas Callentes. At Nuevo Laredo
one hundred skilled mechanics and
one hundred other employees walked
out.   Tbe shops are closed.
Because of the demoralized conditions along the line of the railway as
the result of the rebel activity, the
Btrike has caused s tie-up of the lines
and that they believe regular train
service can be maintained.
At a number of points bridges and
stations bave been burned by the revolutionists and long stretches of roadbed destroyed.
Died st Toronto.
Toronto, Dec. 27���Mr. Markland
Hastings, father of Rev. Henry Hastings, of Victoria, and a brother of Dr.
Hastings, health officer of Toronto,
died here today.
7:65 for Toronto and Nicola branch.
14:09 fer SL Paul and Kootenay
�����! nts.
18:20 for Agsssls Local.
19:66 for Imperial Limited, Montreal snd Okanagan polnta.
One and one-third fare for tbe round
Tickets on asle Dec. 21 to Jan. 1.
Good to return up to Jan. 8.
Fer reservation and ether particulars spply to
Nsw Wsstmlnstsr
Or H. W. Brodie, G.P.A, Vancouver
Notice Concerning the Construction of
a Schooner for the Hydrographla
Survey Branch of the Department
of the Naval Service.
SEALED TENDERS, addressed to
the undersigned, and endorsed "Tenders for Schooner," wlll be received up
to noon on Wednesday, the 15th January, 1913, for the supply to the Department of the Naval Service of a
Schooner conforming to the following
Length overall shout.98 ft, 6 inch.
Length of water line..80 ft.
Beam  20 ft.
Mean Draft 8 ft.
Schooner to ba delivered alongside
Wharf at H. M. C. Dockyard, Esquimalt, B.C. Coplea of the design and
specification ean be obtained on application to tbe undersigned or to th-?
Naval Store Officer at H. M. C. Dockyard, Esquimalt, B.C.
Unauthorized publication of thin,
notice will not be paid for.
Deputy Minister of the Naval Service.
Department of the Naval Service,
Ottawa, December 9th, 1912.
���8250S. (292>
P.O. Box 14 Daily Newa Bldg.
of all kinds.
Prices right.   Satisfaction guaranteed.
69 McKenzie St.
tt 4  nr LADIES'
\|   7k PLAIN
T ��� ��� " *? SUITS
Ladies' snd   dents' S'.uts dyed
Overcoats Cleaaed and Pressed
New Velvet Collar 75s
We do repalra at a small additional cbsrge.
345 Columbia BL      Phone R27K
33 Hoars to Prince Rupert
41 Hours to Hazelton
MONDAY8 (12 Midnight) for PRINCE RUPERT
Connecting with O. T. P. Railway fer points East;  also wtth S.3.
"Prince John" for Stewart, Granby Bay, Massett snd Queen Charlotte
Island points���bi-weekly.
S.S.    PRINCE ALBERT" for Prlnee Rupert snd way   ports,   3rd,
13th and 23rd of each month.
Tickets to all Eastern destinstlsss aad to Europe.
H. O. SMITH, C P. ft T. A. W. B. DUPEROW, O. A. P. D.
Phons Seymour 7100.     VANCOUVER. B.C.    527 Oranvllla Street.
BOILERS  Riveted Steel Pipes       TANKS
P. O.  BOX 442
W. R. OILLEY, Phons 122.
a I. OILLEY, Phons Ml.
Phonss, Offlee 15 and li.
Gilley Bros. Ltd.
We have a limited stock of COMOX COAL
which we can recommend for Steam and
Furnace use, which we will sell for cash only
E. K. BDCKUN, N. BKARDSLM,        W. 9. U. BUCKUN,
Pres and deal. Mgr. Vlca-rrald���l. Bta. BBS Trans.
Fir, Cedar and Spruce
Phones Ne. 7 sad 877.
Hours Before.
Gerald���Is thst clock rightf
Uursldino���It was when you came
Special Holiday
JAN. 3. (All datea Inoluslvs.
.Trains leave New Westminster for Chllllwsok dally at ��:30 a.m,
1:20 and 6:10 p.m.; for Huntingdon'at 4:05 p.m.'
Por detailed timetables and further particulars conoernlng the
special sxcurslons enquire at the ticket office, B. C. Electric Blbck.
...mmmamui LtURDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1012.
���peclflcatlons, egreements of sale,
bds, business letters, etc; circular
Erk speclallsL All work strictly con-
Entlal. M. Broten, Room ��, Mer
ant Mink Bldg.   Phone 716
f O. 0. M., NO. 864���MEETS ON
-first, second and third Wednesdays
Iln each month ln K. of P. ball st
lg p.m. H. J. Leamy, dictator; J. H
��� Price, secretary.
J 0. 0. F AMITY LODGE NO. 17-
I Tbe regular meeting of Amity lodge
I No. 27, I. O. O. F��� la beld every Mon
[.day night at 8 o'clock In Odd M
I -lows hall, corner Carnarvon aad
rElshtli StreeL Visiting brethsss
Loordially Invited. C. B. Bryson, N
U}.; R. A. Merrlthew, V. O.; W. C.
LCoatham, P.O., recording secretacy;
,11. W. Sangster, financial aecretary.
CENTER ft HANNA, LTD.���Fuaeral
directors and embnlmers. Parlors
405 Columbia street. New WeBtmla-
ster.   Phone 993.
f. E. KALES���Pioneer Funeral Direr
tor and Embalmer, 612-618 Agnes
Btreet, opposite Carnegla Library.
at-Law, Solicitor, Etc. 662 Columbia
Btreet, New Westminster, B.C. Tele
phone 1070. Cable address "John-
ston." Code, Western Union. Offices.
Rooms 6 and 7 Ellis block.
J. STILWELL, CLUTE, barrister*!
lsw, solicitor, ate; corner Columbl:
snd McKensIa streets, Naw Wast
minster, B. C. P. O. Box 112. Tele
phone 710.
solicitor snd notary. 610 Columbii
street.   Over C. P. R. Telegraph.  *
Barristers and Solicitors. Rooms 7
snd 8, Oulchon block. New West
minster. Oearge E. Martin, W. O
McQuarrie and Oeorge L. Cassady.
ters snd Solicitors, Westminster
Trust block, Columbia street, New
Westminster, B.C. Cable addrew
"Whiteside," Western Union. PO
Drawer 200. Telephone 69. W. J
Wblteslds. II. L. Edmonds.
Accountant     TsL    B 128.    Roam
Trapp block.
minster Hoard of Trsde meets ln the
board room, City Hall, ss follows
Third Friday of saeb month; quar
terly meeting on the Uird Friday oi
February, May, August and Novem
ber at 8 p.m. Annual meetings ea
the third Friday of February. New
members msy be proposed and
elected at any monthly or quarterly
meeting. S. U. Stuart Wade, seere
Bank of Montreal
���CAPITAL  (Paid-Op) ... .��16,000,(��0.��
RESERVE    *18,OS0,00O.Of
Branches tbroogaost Canada aw
Newfoundland, aad la London, Hag
��� taai. li*a Tork, Cfc<tsge aad Spskaat,
C.B.A.. Md Mnsleo Ctty. A ceaore
tanking business transacted, lat
���Pet* ef Credit Issues, available apt-
.correspondents la all parts of *��t**
Savings Baak DtgartmasK���Osaosi*.
reoel-od In snms at 41 aad opmast
��� aat Interest M towel et I par tmavpa
annum   .prssont ratal
Total  Assets over 31I6.000.000.SS
O. U. BRTMNBR. Maaasar.
Second Hand Store
it% SMITH.
Buy and ssll nsw and   second   hand
��ooda of all klada.  Tools especially.
���0 Hclnses Bisect. Fhoon ISM
TWEED,   IRISH   SEROE, sto,  Jusi
Arrived.    Perfect  Fit and Wsrkmsn
���hllp Gusrsntssd.
Hee Chung
Merchant Tailor
701 Front Stroet
Royal Bank of Canada
Capital paid up.
The Bank has SM hninchas,'
extending in Canada from ths
Atlantic to the Pacific, In Cuba
throughout the islsnd; also In
NewFoundlsnd, Porto Bloo, Ba-
hamas, Barbados, Jamaica, Trin
Idad, Dominican RspuMlc, Nsw
York and London, Rng.
Drafts Jesund attpsM Salar
on all tho principal ttjma aat
cltlss ta tko wortd. 1*eso os-
celent connections ***** ovary
UttatttB atttttttBtpB.. ***Bt.
t am
' O
It Led a Physician to an
I had come lo from my afternoon
calls on my patients, tired and hungry,
and luckily between after dinner and
bedtime I was not called out At 10
o'clock I turned In snd fell Into s
sound sleep. At 11 tbere was a sharp
ring at the telepbone bell beside my
bed. Balf asleep, | wss conjuring up
excuses for not going out into tbe
night and, taking tbe receiver off the
hook, applied it to my eur snd asked
wbo called.
"Help! Nortb side of Skelton squarel
Only dwelling left among business
blocks! See woman wltb white sklu;
brown eyes aud reddish balr.   Ob, my
I could hear a gruff voice, "Ton
corns away from IhuL" A shriek
and a scuffle, snd all was still. Kor a
moment 1 thought of calling central
wltb s view to asking if (hey knew
who lived ln the bouse described, but
since I would be likely to wait a long
while for tho information aud was not
Kure that It would benefit ms I concluded to set without It
I was a young man then, not quite
thirty, yet old enough to have tired of
being called up In tbe middle of the
night to listen to persons' aches snd
pains. But 1 wss not too old to be Interested In o cry for belp from s woman. Whether sbe knew who It was
sbe celled or had simply cried for belp
to any one who might bear ber I did
not know. Indeed, to this dsy I bare
never learned bow tbs telepbone connection fell to me and bate never been
sble to account for tt But, for tbst
matter, 1 hsve never been sble to sccount for s tithe uf the mistakes occurring on my pbone. I became uwake
nt once nud Interested In s esse thst
wss not likely to eome within tbs
range of my profession. I sounded to
James Dugun tbs slgnsl to bring my
suto to my door, drpued myself, took
s revolver from s bureau drawer: then.
snatching up my medicine satchel, oa
which I relied mors tbsn on tbs pistol. I ran downstairs snd oot to tba
"Skelton square. James!" 1 ssld.
"What number, sir'/"
"1 haven't tbe nnmbor; nortb aids ol
square; only dwelling bouse; 1st ber
On the wny I told James tbs rlrcnm-
stances, nnd he suggested thst It was s
pass for the iwllre rather tbsn s doctor, Imt failed to coiivluce ms. It
seemed to uie tbat If tbe poller went
to tbe bouse, whoever wss nt fault,
would bs forewarned, wbere a doctor,
supposed to hare been railed lo see s
patient mlgbt gain access without being suspected of his real intention. As
we drove tbrougb the streets at lew
breaking pace, I baviug occasionally
to cry "Doctor!" to s pollcenlsn wbo
attempted to stop me. It occurred tn
me that in Ibe few words tbe women
st tbe phone hsd berti permitted to
spent she had told a grest deul.
Wbeu we reached Skelton square we
found the bouse without any difficulty,
the only dwelling on tbe north side. It
wns an old bouse, above which modem ollice buildings towered on either
side. There wss nut s light to be seen
lu It Tbe block was divided by sn
alloy and tbo bouse cornered on the
alley. I told James tj come with me
snd go down this alley to tho rear of
tbe dwelling snd wben I called tot*
admittance to watch for the exit of
sny uns wbo might rush to get out la
thst quarter. If 1 succeeded In getting
In he wss to ran to tbo front door,
rap and. If possible. I would see that
bs wss sdmltted slso. He thought
It would bo better, sbould I succeed In
making sn entrance, for blm to follow
with a police force. But I preferred to
rely on myself, tn play tbs part of a
physician till I hsd st lesst galnsd tbo
necessary Information. I bad no mind
to permit the cops to blunderingly start
op my name too soon or to spoil my
endeavor through jealousy.
I ran up ths steps and rang tho bell.
No answer. 1 believed If a crlms wsro
being perpetrated In tho house, tf I
knocked lend enough, tbo Inmates
woold fear that 1 would attract tbo
Poat Office Bprnsd.
Toronto, Dsc. M.���Flre destroyed
the post office at Tork Mills this
morning and wiped It out as well tho
general store and private residence ot
Mr. Fulton, ths postmsster, causing
damage of between St* and sU thous.
rid dollars.
attention of (be police and wonld sn-
swrr the summons ou that account 1
therefore knocked gently. Increasing
my knocklngs, uud at last began to
kick with my boots. At tbis latter
device I saw tbrougb the transom a
light approaching. A cbuln was loosened, a key turned, the door was opened.
aud an ill favored woman looked at
me over a kerosene lump.
"Doctor to see the sick woman," I
said ln a businesslike tone.
"What sick womsnV"
'The oue who telephoned."
This seemed to put an Idea Into tbs
woman's bead.    She doubtless knew
of tbe telephone message, and I think
It occurred to her tbat lt bad reached
a physician.   Might It not be s good
plan to avert any detrimental consequences by pretending thst s doctor
bsd really been called for?
"Tbere Is s wonisn bere wbo Is
sick, but sbe doesu't need s doctor,"
sbe ssld.
"Whether sbe does or sbe doesn't Is
ber affair. When I'm called out to see
s patient I don't permit sny one to put
me off. I mlgbt be held fur criminal
I aggressively stalked Into tbe bsIL
Tbs woman asked rae to wait s mlnuts
sod went swsy. Sbe had no sooner
gone than I beard a tap at tbe front
door, and I admitted James. I told
blm to stand by tbe door and If 1 were
called to see a patient to search for
what be could find. The woman kept
me waiting so long thst I called out
"HI, you. (here! Do you expect me
to stny bere sli night'."
I beard voices, aud the woman eame
back wltb a man. The latter looked
ugly, but, seeing tbat I bad been re-
enforced by James, said quietly:
"All right, doctor. My wife ls suffering wltb s bad pain in ber side.
Come tbls way."
I followed bim, keeping a hand on
my revolver In my overcoat outside
pocket 1 was conducted to a room
wbere a woman lay In bed groaning.
Her hair aud eyes were black, snd 1
knew st once tbut sbe wns not the person wbo bad called me. Besides, It
didn't require a physician to see tbst
sbe wss shamming pain. To give
James time to mske discoveries, I asked her a great mnny questions es to
ber symptoms, felt ber pulse and ber
side, wbere sbe said sbe suffered the
pain; called for bot water, and when
Ihey said there was no water bested 1
told them to beat tt at once.
1 asked If tbere were enongb persons
In tbe bouse to assist ln an operation,
and tbey ssld tbere were but tbe two
women snd the man. Hearing James
cough In the ball, 1 wrote a prescription snd told tbe man tn go out to a
drug store snd get tbe medicine it
culled for. I thought for s time be
would refuse. 1 looked up at blm wltb
stern surprise, snd this decided blm.
snd be weut out doggedly. I followed
blm Into tbe ball and signed to James
to turn the key sfter him. wblcb wss
done without making a perceptible
sound. Then James and I approached
escb otber, snd James whispered ia
my ear:
"There's a door locked upstairs snd
some one mossing inside."
"Walt bere." was my reply, snd 1
went hack to my patient
Tbe woman wbo had sdmltted me
wna In tbe kitchen besting nr pretending to best ths water, leaving me sloue
wltb tbe one In bed. Taking some
ether from my medicine esse, I poured
It on s towel snd held It over ber fnce.
Ahe struggled, but I beld my ground,
nnd she was soon unconscious. 1 called James, and. bsndlug blm my revolver, I told blm tn gn Into tbe kitchen snd not let Ibe womsn there come
out Tben I went upstairs snd sfter
trying s couple of doors fonnd ths oae
that was locked. I called out: "I'm
tbe msn yon got on ths telephone!
Wbst's tbs trouble 1"
The reply came. "I've been kidnaped
snd sm beld bere till 1 csn be removed
"Tbers's no tlms to bear thr story
BOW," I Interrupted, snd In s twinkling
I msds up my miud between railing
tbe pollce snd taking tbe womsn swsy
on my own responsibility. Choosing
tbo letter course I gsvo tbo door s
rigorous kick; tbs lock or tbe woodwork about It wss old and rotten. It
flew open snd a woman stepped out
-Into tbe ball. There wss no light on
tbe floor snd I could oot see ber restores; but, baring hurried her downstairs, I saw that she wss young snd
comely. 'I celled to Jsmes to lock tbe
door leading to tbo kltcben snd eome
euick. Be did so snd in another mo-
testit tbo three of us were In lbs suto
ssjtonlng swsy.
"Where sbsll I take your I ssked
the lady.
"Anywhere   except   where   I   ani
known," wss tbs reply.
"I bsve escsped from a retreat It
is s matter of property. Tbey sre trying to prove me Insane. It tbey discover wbere I sm the matter will bo
referred to tbs courts snd tbey will
send ms bsrk."
I caught oo to tbls brief statement
snd resolved to take the lady lo my
house, wbsrs I lived witb my mother
snd sister. It occurred ta me tbst my
decision nut to cell th* jiollce wns fortunate. 1 carried my capture boms
and. grousing my sister, turned tbt
prise over to her. Then I went to bed.
In sn hour I bad been summoned snd
bsd found tbe person who bad called
for mo nod hud rescued ber.
The next morning sbe ssked m* to
send for a lawyer, who cnme and took
care of her ense no skillfully tlmt within s year she obtnlued full iKwsesslon
of an estate of which others were try-
Ing to deprive ber and ot the ssms
time to keep her In sn ssylnm. I wss
called npon to toatlfy before the court
Tho only thing I knew sgalnst bat
sanity wss tbat she bsd sccepted a
proposition of marriage from ao unworthy s nsrson ss myself.
Falmouth, Doc. tti.���The British
steamer , Hormiston, Oelveston and
Newport News from Rotterdam, arrived here today with hsr machinery
badly out ef commission. Repairs
will be effected before she proceeds
on hot-destination.
Jax ara little Iron toy*
For (Iris to play ��� same but boys
They do not like the game at all
Although you play It with a ball
And Tommy Weet he eneared one day
When I Invited him to play.
lt Is a Slur game eald he
Not dangerous enough for me���
But It Is ao aa you wlll aee. |
When I was playing all alone
Today and bad my "three-urns" done
1 heard somebody say my dear
And 1 looked Up and standing near
An old grey lady looked at me
And I knew right off who was aha
Bhe was the little freckled elrl
That always has her hair In curl
And glgslea all the time and fools
And sits beside of me In school's
Grandmother.   Bo she shook her head
And held one flnser up and said:
Ile careful child and always close
your mouth tight when you play with
I knew a gtrl when 1 waa young
That got a Jax behind her tongue
And doctors had to cut her throat
Bo they could reach and set It out
For If the Jax had stayed Inside
Bhe would of eboked to deatb and dledt
Bo now I scarcely breathe at all
When I play with my lax and ball
And Tommy needeot make s fuss
And aay that lax a Int dangerous.
-Punctuated   by T. A. Daly la Nsw Tork
Evening Sun.
Net Se Surprising. '
Menelss��� Surprising!    Bere Is some
one wltb the heart on tbe right side!
4eleu-Me tooI-Le Hire.
The Effect of Promotion.
Oeneral Dabney H. Msury of ths
Confederate urmy used to tell s story
nbout bis faithful negro boy Jim, tbe
sou of bis old mammy, whom be took
wltb blm to the war. Tbe general
wns not s lnrge man. except in tbe
traits wblcb mske grest meu snd
great soldiers.
After tbe battle of Corinth, when
he wss promoted to tbe rank ot major
general on the battlefield, be cava
Into his tent snd called bis servsat
"Jim," be said, "wben you make np
my cot tuck those blankets well In st
ths foot   My feet stick out all nlgbt"
Looking up at blm with sn smused
look, Jim said. "Marse Dsnbey. you
ain't growed none, is yoo. since you
got promoted yesterday?"���Llpplncott's
The First Kicker.
First Prehistoric Msn ��� Tben yoo
don't approve of cooking snd manual
training in the schools?
Second Prehistoric Msn ��� It's s
shameful waste of tbe taxpayers' money. Tbat daughter of mine bas bad
two year* of It, aud she can't fry s
dinosaur flt to eat wblle my son, who
bas been st It just ss long, hns carved
a club that 1 wouldn't trust to blsck
tbs eye of n baby mammoth.-Tuck.
(Changes for this column must bo
left at, or telephoned to, this offlce by
6 p.m. on Fridays. Tbe omission of
sny cburch notice from this column
Indicates thst no details have beea
Equal te ths Occasion.
Tbs Tlsltor-You bsvo a very Hne
view bere, my friend.
Tbo Quids���Aye; ran. sometimes see
s long. way.
The Visitor (faretloimtyt-Ab. I snp
poss you csn ses Amerlcs wben It is
Tbe Guide��� Psrther tbsn thst
Tbo Vlsltor-Ah. Is thst so?
Tbs Guide-Tes. If you wslt awhile
yon'll ass the moon - Sketch,
rive Off.
Aa orchestra Issder was working
over a new musicsl plsy at a rehearsal
wltb s widely known manager.
"That's too loud." Interrupted tbs
"1 esn't help It" returned tbo Isndsr:
"It rslls for forte."
"Ali tbe same." answered tbe msn-
sgeK "make It thirty dve."~Metropoll-
tan Magaxlns.
Ths Middleman.
"The middleman Is tbe ons' whs
makes all (lie confusion In tbls question nf supply and demand." said Ibe
��� ilThiiiid economist.
"Ves," replied the msn with the don
ble chin "Hut whst sre ynn going tn
do ubout tt? Yon ran't imsslbly Ignore
tbe waiter nud dn business directly
wttb tbe cook."-Washington Star,
Scorcher ((to country artist engaged
In painting s Inndw-spei-ltutber rum
copy, ain't ItT. I eipertwl to flnd some
artists, hers. I xturted to rums yesterday, hut (solemnly* I broke my chain.
Th* Artist (not In a very pleasant
nmndi-Oh, Indeed, and bar* yon bitten any ons yet 7-Answers.
Hsr Trust Supraiha.
"Sbe hns every conddear* tn hsr husband."
"That sor
"Yes: even when sb* ts riding with
him In tbeir snto and ha la driving abe
doesn't tblnk It necessary tn warn Mm
to Iw careful'-Detrolt Free Press.
A Prsvidsnt Husband.
Wife-Now. see 'ere. Jim; tf yet
dnn't provide tor me better I shall
lesv* yer-so I warns yer."
Husbsnd-Pfovids better! Wall. I
llks tbst Why. sln't I got yer thro*
good jobs o' work tbla lant month*"-
London Tlt-Blta.
Boom Tsndsr Rsscuss Pour.
Everett Wash., 'Doe. JT.���John Berry, a boom tender, rescued fur boys
trom drowning here after their boal
had been overturned in tbe bay. The
boys' names are Lenus Wstman, Willie Curran, Charles Curran and Andrew Jenson.    ��� ������-���**'***������������;  -
TRINITY���Rev. Canon O. C. d'Easum,
M. A., rector; Rer. George A. Ray, M.
A., assistant curate, t a.m., Holy
Communion; 11 a.m., Matins, Litany
and sermon; 2:30 p.m., Sunday achool;
7 p. m., Eren song and carols. No sermon.
Tenth street���Rev. E. R. Bartlett
M.A., rector. Matlna and Holy Communion, 11 a.m.; Evensong and sermon, 7 p.m.; Sunday scbool, 2:30 p.m.
Club meets Wednesdays at 8 p.m.
ST. MARY'S CHURCH (Church of
Kngland), Sapperton���Rev. Frank
Plaskett, M.A., vicar. Holy communion
8 a.m.; Matins and sermon 11 a.m.
Evensong-and sermon, 7 p.m.; Sunday
school 2; 30 p. m.
ST. ALBAN'S CHURCH (Anglican),
East Burnaby���Rev. David Dunlop,
rector. Matins and Holy Eucharist
11 a.m.; Evensong snd sermon at 7
p.m.; Sunday school at 2:30 p.m.
Westminster���Rev. C. J. l-'iona.d,
rector. Matins, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday
school. 2:30 p.m.; Evensong and sermon, 7 p.m. The church Is flve minutes' walk from South Westminster
station, on the B. C. E. R. Chilliwack
���Rev. J. S. Henderson, pastor. Services 11 s.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sabbath
school and Bible elass   at   2:3* p.m.
corner of Fourth Ave. and Seventh St
Rev. M. O. Melvln, B. A., minister.
Services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Sunda/ school and Bible class, 2:30
p.m.; Guild, Monday, 8 p.m..
KNOX PRESBYTERIAN, Sapperton���Rev. E. G. Thompson, M.A., minister. Services 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Bible Class 1:30 p. m.; Sabbath
ichool at 2:30 p. m.; Y. P. Guild
Monday, 8 p.m. Prayer meeting Wed
nesday, 7:30 p.m.
corner Fourteenth street snd Seventh
svenue���Rev. R. Wallace Collins, B.A ,
pastor. Services, 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.
Guild Tuesday 8 p.m. Sunday school,
2:30 s.m.
Moreton Hall.) W. J. Gordon, pastor.
Services, 11 a. in. and 7:30 p. m.
Rev. W. W. Abbott B.A., B.D., pastor
Services 11 a.m., and 7 p.m.; Sunday
school at 2:30 p. m. Subject, "New
Year Messigcs;" 7 p. m. special song
service b ythe choir.
Rev, W. S. A. Crux, B.A., pastor. Ser
vieea at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.; Suaday
ichool at 2:30 p.m.; prayer and praise
service Wednesday at 8 p.m.
E. D. Braden. paator. Servteea at
11 a.m. and 7 p.m. The pastor will
preach at both servioes.
CHURCH���Conor Eighth atreet aad
Third avenue, Buraaby. Rev. W. C.
Frank, pastor. Services 11 a.m. and
7:3d p.m.; Suaday ashsol aad Bible
olass at 2:8* p.m.
6 . McKinley, paster. Love Treat
��:*6 a.m.; preaching. 11 a.ua. suid
7.-48 p.m.; Saeran^at 18 noon; Saaday scbool, 2:8�� p.m.; praise service,
7 ��������'. ."
ser of Seventh street aad Quests
avenue. Services 11 a.m. and 7
.���\m.; Sunday achool at 2:80 p.m. ' B.
T. P. U., Monday, ��� p.m. Praysr masting Wednesdsy, 8 p.m. Paator Rev.
Hospital stroat���O. B. Anderson, paator. Services at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.;
duadaV scbool and Bible elaaa 18 to 1
EDMONDS.���Rev. Reid McCullough.
B.A, pastor. 8srrlces, 11 a.m., and
7 p.m.; Sunday school, 12 noon till lf
n.m.; prayer meeting, Wednesday,
7:30 p.m.
QUEENBBOROUGH BAPTIST���Service wlll be held at S p.m. by Rov.
D. G. Macdonald, B.A. Sunday achool
at 2:80 p.m.
Paator, Rev. Reid McCullough, B.A.
Sunday school and Bible class, 3 p.m;
services, 4 p.m.; prayer and praise
meeting, Thursday, 8 p.m.
street and Royal avenue���Rev. C. E.
Wincott rector. *"rbo Low Churca."
Servicea at 11 a.m. and T p.m.
Snnday school aad Bible elaaa at I:SO
p.m. Prayer meeting Thursday, 7:80
p, m. Subjects, 11 a. m., "The Carpenter;" 7 p. m., "Looking Back'
SALVATION ARMT. Ensign Stickles and Lieutenant Manning���Harvest
festival at 11 a.ra.��� 3 p.m. and 7:80
p.m��� In ths   citadel.   Eighth   street.
are held in the ball, corner Fifth
street and Eighth r.venue, nt 11 a.m.
every Sunday. Testimony meetings
Wednesdsy at t p.m.
Stailt CHURCH ��� Divine service
avory Bunday at 3:30 p.m. in St.
Paul's Reformed Episcopal church,
Royal avenue and Seventh streot Snnday achool, 1:30 p.m. O. Borge, paator, residence 1(54 Eleventh avaaus
���ast Vsncouver.
CHURCH OF CHRIST, or Christians���at tent M|. Durham atraot, bo-
tween Booond and Fourth streets. Services: Prsechlng aad Communion, 11
��jn.; preaching. Ill and 7.30 p.m.
Tkat Is
Is Advertising
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 note
reading it
Nobody had to torn to an advertising
section in order to read this.
If that had been necessary, it may well be
said that you never would have read it
Put  Your
Wkere It
WiU Be Rea
rtfT SIX
rw�� siunr
"PAY   CASH   IT   WlM.   PAY
Christmas ts a thing of the past
but New Years Is almost   here.
We have a few Turkeys on the
way, and If you wieh. we'll put
one aside for you; per lb..85e
Jonahan Apples, No. 1 Quality
and good keepers, per box 11.05
Northern Spys, per box .. 11,50
Navel Oranges per dot 25c, 35c,
and   ������   ������  40c
Jap Oranges, box, 40c and SOc
New Canned Gooda Just arrived.
Peas, per can   15c
Corn, two cans for     25c
Tomatoes, per can       15c
Com on Cob in gallon tins,
something extra fine, regular
60c each, today   45c
Dutch Cocoa, Pettes, at a very
low figure:
One Pound 55c
Half Pound 35e
Quarter Pound       20c
Primrose Creamery Butter for
 3lbs., 11.00
Maple Creamery Butter, for
  3lbs, 11.00
Ws havs s very few Crackers,
Stockings snd Chocolates to sell
st Reduced Prices.
Public Supply Stores
Are you conversant
with the laws regarding the drawing of
Do you know to
I whom your estate
u would revert in case of
pur   not   making    a
If you'TO never given
these important questions a thought, do it
now. Consult the officers of this Company,
whose business it is to
assist people in trust
Mr. D. McKee of Ladner was a visitor to town yesterday.
Skates sharpened S'.t sel at Geo.
R. Speck's, 626 Columbia St.       (215)
Mr. L. CarncroBS, Cloverdale, was
In  the  city  yesterday.
Christmas Cakes. See our window.
Eighth Street Bskery. Telephone
211. (MS)
Alderman Henley returned home
yesterday from Otter, near Langley,
where he spent Chrlstmaa and the day
following with some friends.
J. H. Todd'B MUBic House, 419 Columbia Btreet, Ib giving 20 per cent,
discount on all Pianos until January
lBt, 1913. (361)
The children of the Olivet Baptist-
church Sunday school held their annual Christmas entertainment and social last evening..
Mill Wood for sale, prompt delivery,
to any part of the city; also Sapperton or Burnaby. W. ' Rich, phone
R1146. ( (360)
Tbe official Information ls now contained in the latest issue of the Canadian Gazette that the proposed new
harbor lines of the city hive been approved by the government on Royal
Assent. '
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 ln this city.
Mr. A. D. Mackay, Real Estat;
Agent, Port Moody, was in the cltv
yesterday. The old Port Is as optim
Istic as ever as to Its future and business ls steady, without Inflation, at
present says Mr. Mackay. .<)
Cheap and large lots on Douglas
Road. Prices only $425 to $600. Easy
terms. See The Peoples Trust Company, Limited.   Phone 669. (356)
Employees of the Western Canada
Power Company are Installing an underground conduit feeder from their
main line on Columbia street near
the Mental hospital which will run to
the Arena building ln Queen's  Park.
Mr. J. Stilwell CUite, district magistrate, left yesterday for a week-end
trin to Harrison Hot Springs to ac
colerate the completion of his recovery from his recent severe attack of
Where ar j your wandering thoughts
today. Gather them and get one of
The Peoples Trusl Company's large
lots In Burnaby.    $4^5.    Easy terms.
The strong southwesterly wind yesterday considerably disturbed towing
operations on the Fraser river. The
Stranger could not perform Its allotted Job of navigating the Fraser with
the city garbage bcow and dumping
Hs contents into the depths of the
The friends of Miss Jennie Reid
will he Eorry to hear that she is at
present dangerously Ul at the Royal
Columbian hospital, following an op
eral ion for appendicitis. Miss Heid is
the daughter of Mr. John Reid.
After an absence of nearly three
months Mr... B. F. Castleman returned to his home In the city yesterday
from Montreal where hc attended the
diamond jubilee of his parents. Mr.
Castleman states that he had a thor
oughly good holiday but feels glad to
be   back   in   Westminster  again.
The Christmas gathering of the
Sixth Avenue Methodist church Sunday school was held last evening. An
excellent vocal and Instrumental program was given by the children whose
efforts brought *��&��� deserved appfe-'
nation from the friends and parents
who were in attendance.   At the close
E<46 was realized from a collection.
The children of the Queen's avenue
Methodist church Sabbath school
marked the celebration Of Christmas
season with a social and entertainment
last evening. Despite the Inclement
weather there was a large gathering
of parents and friends to hear the
beautiful cantata given by a selected
choir of the children. After the musical program presents were taken from
sl large Christmas tree which decked
one section of the hall and distributed
among the young folks.
After   the  festivities  are  over
You may need Prescriptions.
We supply exactly wbat the doctor
Bring lt here.
Successor to F. J. MacKenzie.
St. Stephen's Sundsy School Children
Offer Excellent Program.
St Stephen's Presbyterian church'
Sunday Scbool celebrated Its annual
Christmas entertainment last evening
the church being filled to cipa ilty
with parents and admirers of the
A lengthy program was given by the
children, the three most notably
pctces being two choruses by the entire school and a recitation by Sam
To Mlss Kerr, who trained the infant class In drills, recitations and
singing Ib due a great deal of credit
for the excellent manner with which
the tiny tots acquitted themselves
Every number was executed In a manner that would have brought credit
to a person of maturer years.
At the conclusion of the program
Santa Claus appeared and distributed
presents and candles, taken from a
beautifully decorated Chrlstmaa tree/
among the children. The singing of
the Doxology and the pronouncing of
the benediction by Rev. M. Q. Melvln,
brought the successful evening to a
Official notification ls Riven In thc
latest Issue of the Canadian Gazette
hy M. Hansford, judge of the court o'
revision and appeal, that a court ot
revision and appeal for the New Westminster assessment district and the
Port Moody, Dewdney, Nicomen, North
Nicomen, Hatzic Pralrle, and Morris
Valley school districts will be held In
the following places:
The court house, New Westminster
on Wednesday, Jan.15 nt 11 o'clock In
the forenoon; Provincial lock-up, Mission City, B.C., on Wednesday, Jan.
22 at 10 o'clock.
Tlie court ls held under the provls-
ons cf the Taxation and Public
Schools Acts.
cayed and ln some parts sinks into
the mud under the weight of the pe-
destrlan.whtlst in others, opposite the
newly opened streets the plunks are
absent. During daylight much Inconvenience and discomfort can be
avoided, but in tho dim light of far
apart lamps It ls awkward at night.
The Free Masons of the city. Union
No. 9 lodge and King Solomon's
lodge, met last night, St. John's night,
and Installed their office bearers separately, and, subsequently, held a
The following were the office bearers Installed for Union No. 9 lodge-
Worshipful master, W. J. Hacking;
senior warden, G. N. Aitchlson; Junior
warden, Harry Stewardson; secretary, Dr. W. A. deWolfe Smith; treasurer, D. E. MacKenzie.
-��� King Solomon's lodge���W.M., Harold Disney; S.W., Alexander Ferguson; J.W., J. J. Mahoney; secretary-
Frank Broad; treasurer, D. W. Gilchrist
The Installing officer was D.D.G.M.
Brother G. E. Martin.
At the banquet ln the Temple about
300 bethren sat down. His worship
the mayor, Bro. J. A. Lee, presided
and acted as toastmaster. An excellent program and toast list was fully
carried out. The principal speakers
were the retired and installed officers
of the two lodges, ltev. J. S. Henderson, His Honor Judge Howay and
P. G. M. Rich of Ladner.
Wprd Has Been Received Here to Suspend  Collection.
Mr. J. B. McKlllljtgan, surveyor ol
taxes and inspector of revenues In
the Provincial assesor's office in the
Court House, has received instructions from Victoria to suspend tha
collection of poll tax on Dec. 31 and
forward all receipt books used ln the
collections to Victoria. This ls taken
to mean that the days of the poll tax,
a provincial institution which since
Its establishment several years ago
has earned the strong disfavor of prac
tically every person whom it affect-
ed. has at last been abolished.
for practically 25 years the pol1
tax system has been In vogue ln thl-
province. It'consists of $3 being assessed every male Individual between
the ages of 19 and 60. annually. The
only persons excluded from taxation
are members of the militia and regular army forces and a number of civil
service officials.
Proposals to abolish the tax have
been made the strongest plank in
many political platforms and during
the last Provincial elections Premier
McBride and a number of his con
freres intimated thut the act h>'
wbich the collection of the tax was
made lawful would probably be repealed at an early date.
Though nothing definite hos beer
given out as to he reason for the suspension of the collections It Ib believed that t)le action of t>e authorities at Victoria is due directly to thr
reports made by the tax commission
Which concluded a tour of Invest1*!)
l|on throughout the province a short
time ago.
The Board of Directors and the Woman's Auxiliary of the Royal Colum
b'an Hospital wish to express their
gratitude and appreciation to the kind
friends who so generously subscribe?
to tho fu.id inV..���Xra"c^r*!:: "Aran's Auxiliary, and to the local press
for their valuable assistance, also to
those whose names are appended here
to and whose generosity helped to
make Christmastlde the happy one It
was for the patients and nurses in
the hospital,
Clfts to patients from: Lieut. Day
and Boy Scouts, Rev. M. G. Melvln.
Mrs. W. T. Reid, Mr. D. S. Curtis, Mr.
J. A. Montgomery, Miss Ward. Mrs
Peter Birrell. Mrs. J. E. Insley, Mr.
and Mrs. Rldgeway-Smlth.
Gifts to the nurses from: Mr. J. D
Kennedy, Mr. James Grimmer, Mr. 0
McM'tlan. Dr. E. H. McEwen, Dr. G.
T. Wilson.
Dominion Trust
Company, Ltd.
Paid Up Capital and Surplus $2,500,000.00
Believes In Westminster.
Mr. Arthur JoneB of Victoria was
lu tho city yesterday on a business
visit. Mr. Jones owns considerable
property in the city on part of which
lie contemplates erecting some buildings. He Is a staunch believer In New
Westminster and believes it haB pros
MCtS equal to those of either Vancouver or Victoria, ln both of which
cities he ls also an extensive land
owner. '
A discount of 33 1-3 per cent, will be
fjiven on all orders.   Thla discount ir
for ten days only.
Room 6 Collister Block
Ff you read THE NEWS
you get all the news.
Mr. C. 11. Stuart Wade, past grand
registrar of Alberta, one of the founders of the local Lewis lodge A. F. &
A. M., visited Mission City last night
at the Invitation of the local brethren
to Instal the worshipful master and
officers for the ensuing Masonic year.
Reeve Dick was the outgoing master
>nd during his incumbency the "Craft"
has made great progress in the homo
of the big red strawberry.
A banquet followed the installation
Previous to the installation rites
Ihe brethren will attend divine service.
'I his Is the fifth occasion on which
Mr. Wade has officiated at the Installation of Masonic officers at Mission!
Last night was St. John's night It
'���* customary for most of the Masonic
lodgeB of the American continent to
instal their officers either on St.
John's night in December or St. John's
night In June.
Card of Thanks.
The Sisters of the Providence Orphanage wish to thank all their kind
frlendB who contributed so willingly
and generously to the Christmas tree
fund. The good will that was expressed
to the two solicitors mad'" tbeir tasl
a real pleasure. The collection Is a
real credit to the contributors and al*
Ed. Ooulet anl Mrs. I). Feeney.
Resigns After "1/ Vears.
Mr. Albert Brehaut, of Frnserhclm
Pitt River Read, chairman of Coquit
lam School Board, has definitely an
nounced that he will not Boek re-elee
tlon next year. Mr. Brehaut has been
.j Coquitlam school trustee for Blv
vears. Mr. II. B. Baker, trustee and
secretary of the board. Is the only
other member whose term of office
expires next month vho Is Standing
for election, nt present. The wesi
end of Coquitlam considers Itself on
titled to aiiother local member be
*ldes Mr. IViker, and, although n
Junction man Is mentioned as a prob
ablo candidate. It Ib hoped the west
ern nominee will be accepted.
MesBrs. Abernethy and G. h. Church
ard, chairman and secretary, respec
tlvely of thc Port Moody City Incor
poratlon committee, visited town yesterday. Tliey report that the requi
Bite number of signatures to tho petition necessary for incorporation have
now been obtained, and that all that
practically remains to be done Ib to
prepare the bill for the Private Bills
committee of the provincial govern
Need New Sidewalk.
Residents of Burquitlam are very
sore over (he deplorable condition of
the sidewalk between the Brunette
bridge and halfway up Columbia streot
towards the Saperton car terminus.
The wooden footpath, ln one section
Only two feet wide, ts broken and de-
Building Permits for December Lower
Than In 1911.
Due no doubt to the dullness which
usually comes about this time of the
year, the aggregate value of the
building permits Issued for the four
days of the week ending Friday (excluding Wednesday) did not come
quite up to the average of tbe previous three weeks of the month. The
total for the month to date Is now
$51,700 as against $60,000 for all ot
December last year, lhe permits Issued during tho week Were: K. E.
Margison, two seven roomed resi
deuces on Sixth avenue, $2000 each;
Nels. Olund, six roomed bungalow on
Fader Btreet, $2000; Lee Chong Hoo,
store and warehouse building on
Blackley and Mercer streets, $2500;
Grant Bros, stable on Tenth street,
$500; S. A. Fletcher, garage ou Third
avenue, $100.
Not Enough Money in It Under Present Conditions���Hsrd to Get
Work In Between.
Montreal, Dec. 27.���Arthur Ellis,
Canada's executioner, satd after he
hanged Battlsta In the Montreal Jail
yard, that there Is not a living in the
job, and that ho ls going to quit it
unless the Dominion government restores the retainer of $750 a year allowed Ratcllffe.
Ellis now receives only the fees
paid hlm by Sheriffs, and out of eight
executions this year he hss received
less than $600. The sheriffs of the
larger 'cities pay him $75 and expenses, and In the smaller places $50.
He lives In Toronto, where he
Torks st ls trade when he Is not engaged on executions, but he says he
has already lost two oc three positions
because of prejudice. "I am beln��
ostracized," said he, "and find lt very
difficult to get ordinary work, but the
department of Justice has not so far
seen lit to make allowance for my
sacrifice." Hon. Mr. Doherty seems to
doubt whether tho post of executioner
should bs a federal appointment.
Ellis hss officiated at all the executions in Canada with one exception
ilnce the death of Radcllffe. The one
inception wss In Dieby. N. 8.. a year
mo. vhen the sheriff there did the
work himself rather than rev th�� ex
<en*es. Ellis, who Is an Englishman
hv birth, performed his first execution
tor Sheriff Mowat In Toronto,- thre"
years ago.
"I don't know h<**>- I drifted inte
���he business." said Ell's today, "but
tm tired of It. nnd will quit unless I
?an get n living, out of lt. I have
never hud a'bungle, and consider 1
am rendering a service ���(o society bv
lesnstehlng those unfortunates In the
viost humane way possible.
We Invite You
���whether you buy much or little, or don't buy
at all���t call in here and look over our varied
and extensive stock of all that is NEWEST and
Cut Glass
and Watches
Reeve of Coquitlam Sees No  Reason
for Display of Heat In Campaign.
Reeve Mars, of Coquitlam. was In
the city yesterday looking fully re
covered after his recent illness.
Interrogated as to the prospective
contest for the reeveship, between
Councillor Marmont and himself, tin-
reeve expressed the opinion that there
was altogether too much heat and bit
terness Injected into this election,
''ntieism of the retiring council's actions there must be. but It need not
necessarily be venomous.
In view of the fact that the Incor
poratlon of Purl Coquitlam City would
most liltcly be carried through with
tho next ten weeks, which would
necessitate a fresh election, for both
rl-r. ard rural communities, the turmoil seemed to him unnecessary.
Toronto, Dec. 27.���The cost of milk
inspection to the city of Toronto according to the bulletin issued by the
department of health is at the rate
of one and a half cents per bead ot
population for the past year.
On the other hand the department
states that as a result of actual analysis they have estimated that the
cost will in the future be considerably
Interesting Facts and Figures of Dominion's Biggest City.
Montreal, Dec. 27.���Mr. Rene B��U
set, assistant clly clerk, has brought
out again this year a handy little
card, giving information about Mon
treal. The population Is estimated at
555,000, the taxable property at $507,-
369,578 anr the exempt property at
The city's net debt Is given at $48.-
575,000. There nre 470 miles of
streets, of which 79 miles are paved,
and 340 miles of brick sewers. The
territory of the city is given as 26.121
acres, out of which fifty public parks
take an area of only 850 acres.
Of the 401 ocean vessels arriving,
the total tonnage given is 1.965,613.
and the tonnage of 12.031 Inland vessels arriving was 4.917.658.   The cus-
j tnms recelptB were J19.458.428 for th>!
I last year, and the clearing house re-
I turns $2,368,491,239.
The transfers of propcrtv totalled
$78,478,720, and the 373G building per-
!mlts were Issued for buildings valued
at $14,579,952. The single track mileage of the Montreal Tramways company ls 235.48. and It carried 118,260.-
080 passengers, according to the last
annual report.
The amount of water pumped dailv
In the city Is given as 42.814.078 gallons, and the dally consumption SB
122.9 gallons per capita.
The Jeweller
608 Columbia Street
Phone 338
Famous  Priest   Dies.
New York, Dec. 27.���A private cable
message received today brought news
of the death of the Very Rev. Louis
Estevenon, superior general of the
Fathers of the Bleseefl Tacrameut, In
Rome yesterday In his 62nd year. Ha
was the founder of the house of this
order located here and was its superior for two years.
Farmer Arrested on Charge of Murdering Family.
Villlsca, la., Dec. 27.���Lew Van Al
stine. a Taylor county farmer, was ar
rested today by City Marshal Morton,
on a warrant charging him with tbe
murder of the Moore family and the
Stllllnger girls on tlie night of June 9.
The prisoner is ln the city Jail and
will be given a hearing tomorrow.
Moore and Van Alstlne are said to
have nnd an altercation about a year
ngo. Mrs. Van Alstlr�� said when he-
husband was arrosted thnt she would
swear that he wes at home on the
light ef tbe murders.
Princeton Wlna.
Svrnrnpc N. V��� Dec. 27.���The
Princeton University hockey team defeated the Cornell seven 5-3 here tonight. Baker scored three of Princeton's goals.
This covers pretty well sny articl i
you may wish for a gift.
Toys and Dolls for tbe boys and
Fancy Jewel Boxes, Dressing Cases,
Mirrors, Brush Sou, Inkstands, etc
for tbe growu ups.
See us beforo buying elsewhere.
The Bank of Vancouver
A general banking bualneas transscted, drafts and letters of credit
sold payable In all parte ot the world. Savings bank dspsrtment at
all branches.
New Westminster Branch, Cor. Sth and Columbia Streets
D. D. WIL80N, Mansger.
The Fisherman's Friend
This is ths Engine that
hss crssted such a
sensation among ths
Flvs h.p. YALE, Gasoline Engine. The most
reliable snglns on ths
The Schaake Machine Works
Try One of Our Self Basting Roasters
The best on the market, prices from   W-M to 12.50
Nota ths bnrgsins ln our dinner sets which we have Just opened.
All must go before Chrlstmaa.   Therefore these cheap prices   .
97-plece ho Blue, worth $15.00 for ���1��J*
108-plece Drosdea Oold Line, worthed,  for   ..... ..,....,.���������������. i*>'*
96-plece Grecian Dull Oold, worth $2S, for  fl���
97-plece Blue Bandand Dull Gold, worth $80,for  *14��
9S-plece Poutraclcla, worth $32.50, for ***m
We also carry Blue Willow, Clover Leaf and the Vitrified ware.
Dee our Cut Glass Bowls, Vsses and Bon Bon Dishes snd our
Glass Table and Water Sets. .
Notblng Is more appropriate for a Christina Pw������t ��*���� ��
Electric Iron (I mean the kind we carry) unless It la one of our
Sawing Machines, guaranteed fcr 10 yeara.
the New Furniture Store
Cor. 12th Bt and Sixth Aee. O. N. EDMONOSON A CO.
645 Columbia  Street
Phone 453
F lfl E
RYALL'S Dmjgisl and Optician
701  Columbia  Street
Phone 57
These are all In good locations snd  are  good  Investments  at  the  prices
they can be bought for now.
13S9��� FIFTH   8TREET    near   Eighth
avenun; 50x132 te lane; a good buy
at $1,000; one-third cash.
1195���SEVENTH   AVENUE   nesr 4th
street; two lots; upper side; 50xllt0
all cleared and graded; price $1275
1307���06  FOOT  LOT ccrncr of 8lxth
avenue and Ash street; price $4000
on easy terms.
66 foot lot In good location; lust off
Columbia street; price $1200 on
easy terms.
near Sixth street car line; 50x150
eacb; some are cleared; street ls
graded; price $3000 on good terms
F. J. HART & CO., LTD.
We write Flre, Life, Accident, Employers'  Liability, Automobile
Marine Insurance.
Residential Site
$2000 Each      S200 Cash
will handle either one.   Long terms.
.......  No. 152. -
628 and 740 Columbia Street Phona 81, Nev. Wsatrtlnster. B. C,
Shades. Reading Lamps, etc
Phone 656 63 Sixth Street
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