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26 Province reported several purse snatchings over the 1911

McConnell buy canada goose jacket leaped out of a streetcar and ran toward her car, shouting that a man had stolen his purse (wallet) Canada Goose Coats On Sale containing $125, the Vancouver Daily Province reported Dec. 26. custodia huawei outlet Herod, “one of the first women in Vancouver to drive her own car,” told him to jump in, and they followed the streetcar to Pender Street.

There, the thief jumped off and bolted away. McConnell followed him on foot, while Herod raced off to pick up a police officer. “With the majesty of the law to back her Mrs. Herod canada goose outlet toronto factory felt justified in breaking speed records but no great speed could be made owing to the congestion of traffic on the street,” the Province reported.

Terry wasn’t canada goose outlet uk sale the only Vancouverite on Santa’s naughty list that Christmas. The Dec. 26 Province reported several purse snatchings over the 1911 canada goose outlet store uk holiday season. A young woman who canada goose outlet reviews worked as a stenographer in a law office was on her way home canada goose clearance sale Dec. 23 when a thief uk canada goose outlet stole her new hand satchel, which had been a Christmas present from her employer. Canada Goose Parka In it was more than $100, including her monthly salary of $70, another $20 she’d collected to donate to the annual Christmas dinner for “poor men,” and some change. “She struggled with the [thief], but he wrenched the handbag away from her and ran,” the newspaper reported. “She found a policeman as soon as possible and he informed her that he was then looking for an equally low down thief who had snatched a purse from an uniformed nurse. Unfortunately the thief or thieves avoided [capture].”

Elsewhere in the city, Vancouverites opened their wallets to create a more cheerful Christmas for the city’s orphans. At the Children’s Home, 139 children received a turkey dinner and ice cream on Christmas Day. Twenty of the orphans were less than two years old too young to hang up stockings but the stockings of the older children took until one in the morning to fill; the matron and her assistant had to keep shooing away curious children who hoped to catch Santa in the act.

“Every child had three gifts, besides the usual supplement of candy and fruit,” the Province reported. “Every girl had a doll, and two other gifts; every boy got a mechanical toy.”

At the Alexandra Orphanage, an outbreak of measles resulted in eight children being quarantined over Christmas. cover iphone custodia As a result, a canada goose outlet separate Christmas tree was put up in the isolation ward. Each of the 72 children in the orphanage received a gift in his or canada goose clearance her stocking, and “to prolong the delightful anticipation,” another gift on their plate at breakfast. The gifts included “dolls, books, games and toys of every sort.”

“Fourteen turkeys and one goose had been sent in by friends of the orphanage, so there was no stint of anything,” canada goose outlet shop the newspaper added.

At the city’s Central Mission, volunteers served Christmas dinner to between 600 and 700 “hungry men,” who were seated in shifts of 75 at tables throughout the afternoon. canada goose outlet canada Those goose outlet canada who waited were entertained with “piano solos, singing, recitations, brief addresses and hymn singing. and there was plenty for everybody who came of roast beef, ham, pies, cakes and pudding, generous donations having been received from the wholesale and retail firms of the city, the bakeries, and many private individuals,” the newspaper reported.

As she had done for the past 20 years, Mrs. Machin hosted a Christmas dinner for the “homeless men” of the city, held at the Carnegie Library at Hastings and Main streets. About 600 men were fed, in shifts, by Machin and the seven women who assisted her. custodia samsung italia

At St. Paul’s Hospital, the men of the canada goose outlet nyc Eighteenth Field Ambulance sergeants’ mess, directed by Sergeant Major Hynes, gave a Christmas concert for patients. On Saturday, the last shopping day before Christmas, last minute shoppers tired of trudging through the “inch or two” of snow that fell boosted traffic on the city’s streetcar lines to record levels. cheap canada goose Approximately 140,000 passengers took the https://www.baertakreation.de streetcar that day some 4,000 to 5,000 more than the day before. Electric Railway reduced service on its streetcar lines, “so as to allow motormen and conductors as much time as possible to spend with their families on the holiday.”

What were Vancouverites giving each other that Christmas of 1911? As always, gifts ranged from the practical to the extravagant. McMillan, a store that specialized in diamonds, told shoppers, “You are sure to find something here suitable for father, mother, sweetheart, wife, husband, sister, brother or any particular friend you may have. whether it be a diamond, watch, clock, a piece of gold or silver jewelry, a piece of cut glass or silverware.”

Grassie Co., on Cambie Street, reminded Christmas shoppers that “The heart of a girl is naturally set upon jewelry. We have an endless variety of lockets, plain and set with diamonds and other handsome gems.”

McLauchlan Bros. canada goose uk black friday Ltd., also on Granville Street, advertised the Bissell carpet sweeper as “an ideal gift for mother, wife, sister or friend. the greatest labor saving article of the home.”

Gift ideas for men included HBB London made briar pipes “The most seasonable gift for a man, made in 100 different styles” and available at tobacco shops throughout Vancouver.

Clubb Stewart, on Hastings Street West, offered a number of Christmas suggestions: “dressing robes, house coats, fancy vests, kid and mocha gloves [either] wool or silk lined, poplin or silk canada goose outlet online neckwear, linen and silk handkerchiefs some with initials, silk squares and knitted mufflers, fancy armlets and garters, fancy suspenders, ladies’ and men’s umbrellas plain or fancy handles, ladies’ dressing cases, ladies handkerchiefs, collar and cuff cases, purses and pocketbooks, fitted suit cases and club bags, [automobile] motor rugs.”

One of the more unusual products advertised in the Province that December was the Electro Vigor Dry Cell Body Battery, purported to cure “rheumatism, nervous debility, weak stomach, kidney and liver troubles, canada goose black friday sale lame back, sciatica, varicocele, and every evidence of weakness in men and women.” The ad solicited men “who want to regain their youth, who want to feel like they did when they canada goose outlet black friday were budding into manhood.”

Truly extravagant Christmas shoppers might consider buying a 1912 Inter State line automobile, made in Hamilton, Ontario. cover samsung custodia The 50 horsepower, seven passenger demi tonneau and roadster models came fully equipped with electric self starters and lighting, and cost $4,500. Forty horsepower roadsters capable of carrying five passengers started at $2,200.

Singing Christmas carols around the piano was a popular form of entertainment in 1911. Fletcher Bros. Ltd. on Hastings Street West advertised Gerhard Heintzman pianos, the same type as were used in 11 local theatres. “Musical people prefer it,” the ad assured.

Cunningham’s Ltd., on Granville Street, advertised “We can supply any skater or hockey player with the particular skate that suits their fancy. custodia samsung outlet all the latest styles, and a full range of sizes.”

In those days, the Vancouver Arena stood on the corner of Denman and Georgia streets. It offered three sessions of ice skating daily, with live band music at the adult only (ages 17 and up) Saturday afternoon and evening sessions.

Vancouver real canada goose outlet in usa estate was booming in 1911, with December setting new records for sales, especially in the “thriving suburban sections.” Provincial Land Financial Corp. Ltd. cover custodia samsung on Granville Street capitalized on the boom.

“Can you think of a finer Christmas gift than a home?” it asked. “Can you think of any finer Christmas feeling than that of changing from tenant to owner?”

The realtor advertised a two bedroom home with electric fixtures and a furnace for $3,800. Terms were $200 cash down, another $100 at six months and 12 months, and monthly payments thereafter of $40.

The front page of the Province of Dec. 23 played up the real estate boom, showing a cartoon of a child representing the city of Vancouver getting all sorts of Christmas presents.

The presents included increasing land values; harbour improvements; new railroads; and being named the eighth city in North America, when it came to the number of building permits issued.

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