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Array The AUGUST
BRITISH COLUMBIA, ALBERTA, YUKON
VOL XVIII, No. 12
VANCOUVER, B.C.
AUGUST, 1926
Owing to the important nature ot
matters discussed at the Dominion
Convention R. M. A. held at Fort
William, July 72-/6, we have devoted the majority oj our space in this
issue to reports of this Convention
for the benefit of the retail trade in
British Columbia and Alberta.
Eighteenth Vear
10c per copy; $1.00 per year r
PAPER BAGS
Paper Mills:
Lachute 4 St. Jerome,
Que.
Manufacturera  since  1870
One of the things that help to make up good store
service is the strength and appearance of paper bags
"STANDARD"   "MANILLA"
"BUCKSKIN"     "LIGHT KRAFT"
"HEAVY KRAFT"
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BUILT Ul' TO A STANDARD-ALVVAYS"
J. C. WILSON, LIMITED
Manufacturers of
PAPER BAOS      WRAPPING, TISSUE AND TOILET PAPERS
for   Wholesalers and Retailers
1068 HOMER 8TREET, VANCOUVER, B C
Phone: Seymour 781
The same price
at every store in
our British
Columbia
Territory.
5
BIG BARS
FOR
25c
PROTECT YOUR PROFITS BY
SELLING A MAINTAINED PRICE
LAUNDRY SOAP
THE ROYAL CROWN SOAPS, LTD.
VANCOUVER, B. C. <)*J8
TH B    BETA ILER
BRITISH COLUMBIA—ALBKRTAYI'KnN
DO
YOU
KNOW
That  52% of your
entire year's business on
KELLOGG'S CORN
FLAKES is during
June, July, August and
September!
Is vour stock sufficient
*SJ
to meet this peak-season
demand ?
PLAY SAFE and ORDER
NOW!
c'7~:\
i. -TT
Com Flakes
PALMOLIVE
Sells on Sight
Display it, please,
in Windows, on Counters
and ShelveSo Its amazing
turnover will mean quicker
and bigger profits for you
"We have found," remarked a leading grocer re-
centiy. "that unadvertiaed soapa muet be cont mnlly
pushed and exploited in order to produce a minimum
profit."
That ie why most grocere now feature Palmolive.
They know that our enormoue advertising campaign
in magazines, newspapers, billboard*, etc., has aold
Palmolive for them—that all they have to do ie die-
play it prominently—and ring up the ealee. Turn*
overs are remarkably fast, with resultant increaaes
in profit.
Display Material—FREE
We furnish, gratis, all material neceeeary for tha
making of effective window and counter dieplaye.
Attractively lithographed reproductions of our color
adt. in national magazines, brighten up your windows attract attention, and create* the deelre to buy.
In like manner, a e'ght of pyramids of the familiar
green, gold and black wrapped Palmolive bar, brings
to your customers' mind the need of soap—thus your
sale is practically made.
Are you getting your share of this surefire busi.
ness?   We will be glad to aupply necessary display
material.
THE PALMOLIVE COMPANY Of (ANADA,
MONTREAL
LIMITED
TORONTO
WINNIPEG
3319 TU K    KETA1LER
BRITISH COLUMBIA.-.M.HKIITA    VI K»*N
'.'Us!
8aves you time when customers ask for "Fresh Roasted
Coffee." That's exactly what Nabob is. The vacuum tin
keeps the flavor in—you sell it "fresh from the roaster.
Kelly Douglas & Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
*iaS52 issuer
■ --_y ' t * -.*X~££^jgm
NABOB
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WILSON BROTHERS
BsUbliahsd 1190
Our Motto u "SERVICE"
We cannot offer to sell you goods cheaper than any other firm is in a position to do. but we CAN
give actual facts to prove that it is
ECONOMY
to deal with us
Stf&rc WILSON BROTHERS, VICTORIA. B.C.
Wholesale Groeers
■-»-H»MltaaM^I*»jUHi
SHAMROCK RRAND
HAM, BACON, BUTTER, LARD, SAUSAGE, etc.
First Quality packing house products pul up by P. Burns A Co.,
Limited, which means Ihey are the higheat grade, always reliable,
and without equal on this market.
YOU CAN RECOMMEND SHAMROCK RRAND.
P. Burns & Company, Limited
VANCOUVER
OALOART
EDMONTON 1926
THK   Li ETA] LEB
ItltlTIHM OOLUMBlA-ALBBRrrA-TUitON
6
ROGERS
1
GOLDEN SYRUP
'The Snd of a Perfect Day
i»
IMtde from finest flavoured cane sugar, a special grade of which is imported
for tha purpose.
iPut up in all sues of packages to suit your customers' requirements.
fin packages designed to beautify your store.
lib. tins, 94 to a esse.
Mb. tins, 19 to a ease.
10-lb. tins, 6 to a cass.
904b. tins, 9 to a cass.
Perfect Seal jars, 19 to a case.
The British Golumbia Sugar Refining Go. Ltd.
VANCOUVER. B.C.
■Ma
tt^amommm*m* 6
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BRITISH n»i.i.Min\   \i.m:in'\   YUKON
Ai
l|?IM
Housewives Appreciate the Taste
of B. C. 's Summer Goodness
No need for your Customer to waste the daylight hours.
Suggest how good our lines are, on the phone f
UAKER
mmammmm^amoommwaoooomoooommmimommwmmmamm^mooomomowmmmmmmmm
BRAND CANNED
Fruits and Vegetables
You can moke friends with the Quaker Brand.
DOMINION CANNERS B.C. LIMITED      .      .      VANCOUVER
PAPER
BAGS
Light Kraft
AN 100'; R. C. PRODUCT.
Now that the Highest Orades of Paper Bags art being made in B. C.
be careful to always specify tbe B. C. Brands.
"WESTERN" Manilla Quality
"PACIPIC"~-Li*<ht Kraft Quality.
"COAST "-Heavy Kraft Quality. gfc **jfc
"HITONE"—Wliito Sulphite Quality.
Manufactured in hi it Mi Columbia by
Bartram Paper Products Co. Ltd.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
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*\* I
Km
Mtivy Kr*M
Sole Agents for British Columbia:
Light Manila
The Norfolk Paper Co., Ltd.
136 WATER STREET VANCOUVER, B. 0.
Phons Seymour 7868 and 7860
Q
■road etrlpt
White SulphlU I9264
, THE   RETAILER
lilil'PIKii COLUMBIA   ALBBRTA   YUKON
®&*
RtTAILLR iWt
With whlrh la Incorporated tht B  C. TRADE REVIEW.
Published Monthly.
KIOHTKKNTH YEAR     Tha following rapraaant R. M. A. Branchaa
OBNIRAL MERCHANDISE
OROCUtHS. DRYOOODfl.
HARDWARE. FOOTWEAR.
OFFICIAL ORGAN OF B.C. BOARD
RETAIL MERCHANTS'
ASSOCIATION OF CANADA.
A MONTHLY JOURNAL published in the interest of Retsil Merehan*
dicing and tbs Development of Commerce in Western Canada.
SUBSCRIPTION RATE: Ooa Dollar Per Year, payable In advance.
Advertising Rataa on Application
Publtehere   PROGRESS PUBLISHING CO. LTD.
Sulla 101*2 Merchants' Eichanga Building
VANCOUVER. B. C.
Telephone Sey. SSS1 Cable Addrcaa* -Shipping—All Codaa
Editor. J. 8. Morrlaon W. N. Code, Buaineaa Manager
Entered at Ottawa aa Second claaa matter
In tha Province of Britiah Columbia:—
Armstrong H. 8. Armstrong,
Sec.-Treas.
Cranbrook C. J. Lewis. Sec.
Fernie   Norman Suddaby,
Pres.
Kamloops  A. C. Taylor, Pres.
Kelowna , Andrew Fraser, Sec.
Lytton B. Rebagllati, See.
Nanaimo N. Wright, Sec.
Nelson «.!. F. Gigot ,Sec.
New Westminster	
and Fraser \ alley...D. Stuart, Sec.
Revelstoke W. A. Sturdy, Sec.
Vancouver W. F. Ing, Sec.
VOU XVIII., No. 12
VANCOUVER, B.C.
AUGUST, 1926
Proceedings at Annual Convention Retail Merchants'
Association of Canada Inc.,
Fort William, July 12-13-14-15.
Twenty first Annual Convention Attended by Delegates from All Provinces—Matters of Vital Import to tbe
Retail Trade Freely Discussed—Important Resolutions Passed in Endeavour to Improve General Trading
Conditions-J. A. Banfleld Elected President for 1926*7)
li was fully evident at this, the twenty*flrst annual
•--invention of tin* Retail Merchant*' Association of run.
ada, that after a year of determined effort on the part
of all executive officer*, the working organism of the
Association haa assumed a more stable eondition. The
Mines ami resolution** outlined lasi year at Vancouver have lieen acted upon by Dominion executive offi*
ears in a degree reflected in the closer corporation be*
I ween the head office ami the various branches.
What haa practically amounted to a complete re-
organisation haa taken place, and it is evident from
the treasurer's report, thai flnaneial circumstances are
in a much improved condition.
With ihe resumption of better business conditions
among some sections of lhe retail Irade, a more optimise outlook is evidenced, bul there are nevertheless
problems continually arising which call for the immediate attention of the Ket nil Merchants' Association.
Among ninny of theae which were dismissed, importance wna perhaps more strongly attached to Mail Order Houae competition, the need of a Dominion-wide
Credit-Report ing System, abolition of the income tax.
the Canadian Fair Trnde League, and thc suggestion
thnt territory covered by the Association be so divided
that the overhead expense for organization and admin
istration is reduced. In this latter connection it wna
suggested thnt the Maritime Provinces form one division and that the Ottawa region be administered and
organised from Dominion hendqunrters. The advisability of the prairie provinces forming one division
instead of three ns nt present wna also discussed. A
determined stand was taken to ensure the continuance
of the Commission appointed by thc late government
to fully enquire into the smuggling evil, in order that
the enormous losses suffered by the retail trade may be
checked.
After being welcomed by the Mnyor of Fort William, the delegntes nssembled in thc City Hall, and perhaps at no previous meeting has there been sueh concentration upon business in hand, sessions in ninny instances reaching into thc small hours of thc morning.
Such strenuous labor was not resultant upon excessive
time devoted to entertainment and sightseeing, the
programme outlined proving altogether too voluminous
to permit of much in the way of pleasurable indulgence.
Retiring President Crowder in a snappy and brief
address outlined a skeleton plan of what, in his opinion, was imperative for thc benefit of thc membership.
These ideas he had gained during his extensive itiner*
ies throughout the Dominion during the past eighteen
months. 8
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AngtiHi
It will be seen from tho programme outlined at this
Convention, what a vast amount of work is entailed for
the-incoming president, and his initiative and executive
ability will be strained to the utmost if lhe resolutions
resulting from ttee labors of his worthy predeeeasor are
lo be carried through to n successful conclusion.
ll was only after a very strenuous and heated eon-
J. T. Crowder .president of the Canadian Fair Yrade League,
who retires from the presidency of the Retail Merchants'
Association of Canada.
test that the vote for president was determined. Hy
one vote. Mr. .1. A. Baiificld, a former president of the
Assoeiation, received the nomination, and upon la a tea
falls the by no means easy task of seeing that tin* numerous important measures adopted at this Convention
lor improving conditions for the retail trade of Canada
are satisfactorily dealt with.
J. A. Banfleld, Winnipeg, elected President of the R.M.A.
Provincial Secretaries Present.
The following provincial secretaries were pi-,,,,.
al the convention: II K dolman CharloMetown I'
K, I ; George S Hougham. iSdntmiton, Aha . i; C.*tith«
bertaon Doyle, Halifax. NS. .M Lnpoiiit*, Montreal;
W. C. .Miller, Toronto, \V I. McQuarrie, Haakaioun
Sask ; NV F ting, Vancouver, lie , J n Curie Win.
IllpCg, Man
The list of delegates registered is as follows      .1   |
Crowder, Vancouver, president; .1 K Sum-egret. M *u.
trial. fir*t \ice president, \V T lleCully, Stratford,
Ont ; D W Clnrk. Toronto, Will Tapp. Halifax; l' I
MeArthiir. Ruascll, <htt , W fl Orsas, Si John \ I; .
A .1 Reid, Shubcnacadie, \ S , J I, Rochester, Oils-
wa. • Jeorge Mattln ws, Calgary. D A Thomson, Cumu
ation. Alia . W   T. Coote, bcdtte,  Alia , Joseph  |',!i>
Montreal; Kdgar Roberts, Winnipeg. Dennis Hah -\
Saskatoon, Sask , W M  Alkin. (lull Lake. Bask . Daryl
II  Kent, Vancouver; James Harkness, Vancouver; *
c Falconer, Winnipeg   Thc only woman delegad to
the convention is Miss F I'  Aylward, of St John. N Si
Although Norman It Douglas. secretary •manager
of ihe Association has been a comparatively short iStiK*
iu office, his report covering thc year's work deals with
fifty -three separate items rovefed during that  |n ri>»l
The Secretary's report in part follows
The Secretary's Report
Gentlenu n.   li it* Indeed s irr«-»i pleasure for no* si ihis
thf second wee! na »iu»-i» i have attended, tn not* lhe pri*
(lege of hrlnititiK before fUO for  oiur Aiii'itiion aiol GOUiid
oration* iio- I went j fir-o annual repon ol th«« work snd
nriiviiiefi of the Dominion Rteseuttve Council, IIm Represent
Stive Committee, am! the  Itomlnlmi  Hoard, which In* bees
accomplished daring the >car ItSS*S, sad * »c»- ihe lime "!
la»t annual men Ing
The work of sdmiaiSteHng the affair* or your tHimitiiKti
office (lurinpt the pul year b»* b«*-**ti rerj Intereetiag en si
count of ihe iiimo eecomptlshments, which sre further rait*
sloaes in iio* nun ••*•«•<-« or your asaoelailoe, sad sre iho
dlreel resell ol co-operative ami organised effort  Tbe rr
Milt* obtained haw bent » COmpeHSSUon for the matt) dun
CUltlei which we have hatl io contend with. particularly pro
tiding revenue lo take cure of t'wu lhe reduced opera I IHS
eosts, which were reported 10 you la«i year
Mr   Dotigla* Stated thai Mncr the beginning of Ma*  In
conditions i»ad been much better, ami t\n* general iStptStt*
ment on., dOttbtleei due to the more favorable trend of bu«
Ipees eresl'ns « better feeling among the merchant*, whlcli
had  resulted  In  an  Increased  member** hi p.  and  better  N
turn** to the prOVlBi Ial boards    lH«nllng with the question of
flnanees. the Dom men secretary *** of the opinion thai -ii*
coming year would nee a van! improvement In the mom-tan
attaint of the Amioclatlon
Mr Dough* touched briefly ii|xm the act on taken In
connection with resolution* pa**ed at lhe taut Dominion
('onvention. which look place In Vancouver Inat July* ■"'""
menelng with nmendment** to llo* Constitution nnd Hy'lews.
Mr. Douglas pointed oul. that the number of member* of Inf
Dominion Kxecutlve ("mil mil had been Inerenaed from nine
lo ten, and lhe election of lhe president hy a majority VOU1
of the Dominion Hoard were now embodied In lhe CONStllU
Hon nnd fly laws.
Cartage Chargee —No action had been taken In thin •'*'
Sard owing lo lhe nppnrent lack of Intercut taken by tlie
Prov nclal Iloarda. who were requested 10 set SpSOlflO I"
maklna a charge ell her for boxen or for cartage from tneir
formation iu to the Wholesalers and manufacturer* who are 1926
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warehouse t» the warehouse ol the eonuaon carrier, a
copy of resolution has ben forwarded to the Canadian Man*
ufaoiurers' Aseoelaion advising that Id the opinion of the
H   M.  A.  chaige* ot  Ihi*  kind  should  be Resumed  by  the
wholesaler er manufacturer a* part ol their operating coat,
,,nii nut charged direellj to ih.* reuibr aa a lepsrsle Horn
from the value ot merchandise,
Excite Teaee.—The Dominion secretarj pointed out thai
,»> a direct result oi the AaeoclaUon'i represontatlons,
lump'' bsve been removed from receipts, and ihe aavlng to
tin- trade will approximate $760,000 The governmenl could
: ni consider the removal of exeiae taxes from cheques, notes
and drafti-, at tin* i.me, »* ii would poeelblj open up another
.iveiiuu lor lhe evasion ol ih«* tax
incomt  Taa—in  thi* connection  representaUona were
made to the giit-mmem that the failing ofl In lhe income
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Daryl h. Kent, Dominion Repr-eeetntative R. M. A.
Province of Britiah Columbia.
for the
tax return** during a period of better business conditions
wa* due to wa>* nnd mean* having bean dlacovered to evade
the tax. it wa* aimi pointed oul that the tax was dtscrlm*
Inatory and therefore unfa r. by having a tendency to in-
eresse the cost Of living, Md tini**- treating a prejudice between buyer and seller The secretarj waa pleased lo re
port that this year'* budget mad- provision for the Increase
in the exemption* of |SO0 for unmarried persons, and 11,000
for married persons, with s reduction of the tax from i per
eent, to 2 per cent on lacomea UP to $8,000, and with further reduction* on Income* greater lhan ihla amount.
Stamp Taa on Rsee pta-M last meeting ll waa report
ed that the Association had heen successful lit obtaining
the removal of the Stamp Ta\ from statements showing a
eredii of $io or ever where s receipt had been Issued for
that amount. It was Ister discovered Ihsl BO provision had
heen made for credit* on statements for goods returned.
Thi* mailer wa* taken up with tin* department, and a regU-
lallon wa* Issued taal where credits were given on state"
menta repreeenlins the value ol the K<»»»ds returned, no
Stamps need be affixed
Stamp Tea on Gran Ticket*.--Al lhe ln*t session of parliament an Act wa* passed defining » pain ticket SS a
cheque, When the main erop wsa being marketed last Fall
II wa* dlacovered thnt the grain eompanlo* were Issuing
lhe*e grain ticket* without plaelng stamp* en them, with
lhe reault that a* thev were considered «* cheque* on presentation for payment, merchant* Were In a worse POSlUOS
than prevlou*lv. when thev were considered as receipts Ihi*
queetlon was taken up With the Department and a regulation
lasued thai If merchants would present the He kel* to the
hank for acceptance to have the stamp* attached thereto.
and then preaent them for payment, 00 prosecutions would
reauli. Thia waa of pellicular benefil 10 merchants or thc
prairie province*.
Mail Order Houaea.-Followlng out a resolution paaaed at
the last annual meeting, a Bill providing ror a tax on the
business done by mall order house* was prepared and aub-
mlited to the Association solicitor. Mr. Beement, who considered It feasible that legislation could be Introduced, and
passed by the several provincial houses. A delegation waited u|K)n the New Brunswick Legislature asking that aatne
should become law. Although the Premier. Hon. Dr. Baxter,
was sympathetic, the matter was referred to Mr. NeBbltt of
Toronto, one of the best constitutional lawyers in the country, who gave it as his opinion that nn Act of thia kind
would be ultra vires of the British North America Act. A aug-
geatlon was made to the premier and his cabinet, and subsequently to the leader of the Opposition and his associates,
but it was too late in the session to take further action at this
time, in his report, Mr. Douglas stated "ir It is still your
wish that an effort be made to obtain legislation of this
kind, a great deal of educational work should be- done
throughout t«'2«-27 in order to show to the consuming public
and to the legislators of our country the necessity of equal
taxation for the privilege of doing business, If our rural
communities, our villages, towns and cities are to be maintained,"
Distribution of Catalogues by Mail Order Housea and Poet
Office Department.—Tlrs question had been referred to the
Post Office Department, and representations made that Mall
Order firms were using the parcel post system as a method
by which their husiness was being conducted, and that It
was unfair that special privileges and exceptionally low
rates should be Riven by the Department to the advantage
of the Mall Order Houses, which increased tho facilities for
these firms to do business in unfair competition with the
local taxpaying merchant. After (Minting out that parcel
po»t rat«»s were decreased during the year, and the confusion which resulted, Mr. Douglas stated that "ll would seem
that If the mail order houses are using this method of distribution to their advantage, and the disadvantage of the
local retailer, that where two public utilities, such as the
express companies and the Post Office Department, come
into competition with one another, that their rates should be
so standardized that unfair dlscrtmlnat'on should not be
given to any particular class of trade. If greater service is
given hy parcel post distribution than by express companies,
then the Post Office Department should not distribute mer
chandise, except such as Is considered mall matter, at less
than express rates. If rates of this kind were Introduced,
at least one factor which Is helping to contribute to the unfair competition of the Mall Order Houses, by reducing their
operating costs, would be eliminated."
A* a result of further representations letters addressed
to householders are now beng distributed at -ftc rate In
plare of the forteer le rate.
The question of distribution of mall matter and advertising material by firms conducting the distribution of mer
chandise by the Customer Chain Sale process was also taken
up with tlie Department, when It was pointed out that the
public are the ultimate sufferers, and that these Arms should
be denied the use of the ma'l*. This matter Is being carefully considered by the Inspection Department.
Return of Penny Postage.—Mr. Douglas tn commenting
on the satisfaction generally expressed in the reduction In
the postage rate, stated that this was the direct result of an
address delivered by the treasurer of the Association. Mr.
McClenagan, In the House of Commons, when he suggested
that legislation to this effect should be Introduced.
Preservat'vea in Meat.—The question of using preservatives In meal wns taken up with the several province*, but
the results were so unsatisfactory that It was found Impossible for the Dominion office to make any direct representation expressing the views of all the butchers In Canada.
This question was, however, taken up with the Department,
and a full report on all the preservatives which might be
used was submitted to the Provincial Board of British Columbia, where parllcular interest was manifest In this connection.
Inspection of Weights and Mtaeuree.—This resolution
dealing with the question as to whether the cost of government Inspection of weights and measures be borne by the
merchant or paid from the public revenue of the country
was taken up with the Department, who pointed out that If
the cost of tnspecflng these units amounting to some $8M,000
were paid out of the public revenue, It would also entail the
cost of Inspecting meters, which amounted to practically
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the same *um. and lhat at Ihe present time on account of
Ihe need of revenue, the Department was not able to grant
the request. The question was later taken up In the House
of Commons by Mr. McClenagan. when the estimates for
this Department were brought down, but the Item wa* voted
in spite of protest*.
Amendments to Sectiona 23S and 335, Crlm.nal Cede.—
Following last years Convention, a selling method known
a* the Customer Chain Sale* wns promoted- in Canada Thi*
question after being referred lo the Association nolle.lor
was taken to the Crown Attorney, but It was found that ao
thing could be done to prevent thia method of Bale. The
resolulon passed at last year's convention wa* taken up
Willi the Prem.er and hia cabinet and the Minister of Jus
tlce. with a requeet that in view of the many schemes and
plans which had been adopted for the sale and distribution
of merchandise, that amendment* ahould be made to lhow-
sections of the Criminal Code mentioned In the resolution
Amendments were prepared which would make it an offence
to distribute merchandise by any game or mode of chance,
or mixed chance and skill, or skill, by any person who I* a
retailer, and which would prevent the sale of merchandise
by the Customer Chain of Sale. No amendment* are being
made by the government to the Criminal Code thi* year, but
the recommendations of the Association will be reviewed
between now and* the next session, along with other proposals of a similar nature.
Smuggling.—During the last session of parliament a Committee of the House of Parliament was appo.nted to investl
pate the Customs' Department and the smuggling of good*
Into Canada, and no doubt you have all followed with a
great deal of interest the result of that investigation and lhe
report of the committee to parliament A number of case*
of smuggling were brought to our attention and were taken
up directly with the Customs' Departmeni, but were referred to the Committee of Enquiry, as it was considered that
possibly by some means, particularly during the Orst part of
Ihe enquiry, Ihe Association as a result of any represents
tions which might be made might be drawn into politic*.
and this we wished to avald. The resolution passed at your
last meeting waa presented to the Premier and hi* cabinet,
and to the leader of the opposition and his associate*, and
a copy waa also presented to the Custom* Enquiry Commit
tee, and a letter from the Association to Mr. Spark*, of the
Protective Association, who was to a considerable extent
responsible for Ihe enquiries which were made.
Reciprocal Transfer Judgments, legislation ha* been
Introduced making possible the transfer of Judgment* by
reclprical agreement on an order from the Lieutenant Governor In the Provlncea of British Columbia. Alberta. Has
katchewan and New Brunswick. This arrangement ha* ac
tually been put Into practice between the three Aral mentioned provinces, and an effort Is be ng made to extend the
agreement to New Brunswick. It Is hoped to extend this
reciprocal agreement lo all parts of the Domnion.
Sales Tax: Confectlonera and Printers.—Representations
have been made to the government and the Department ol
Cuatoma and Kxc se that confectioners who are selling exclusively by relall should be exempt from the payment of
the Sales Tax, but so far we have not been successful In
Ihla direction. ^Similar effort* have been made as regard*
prlntera. and we have (touted out lhat at the present time
It Is discriminatory that printers doing exclusive retail bust
ness amounting to over $10,000 per annum, should be re
qured to pay a tax, whereas a printer doing busine*s under
lhat amount la exempt.
Automotvt Luxury Tax Refund.—The agreement between
Mr. Dixon and the Advlaory Section, It. M A„ had not produced the co-operation there ahould be from Ihe point of
view of a trade aectlon working wlih or ihrough the general
Association, and Information requested had not been forthcoming. The government at the last seaslon voted automobile dealers $1,600,000. wh'ch Includes interest lo dale. This
Is one more proof of co-operative effort on the pari of the
Association, showing the auccesaful results of Sve and one-
half years' work, emphaalslng lhat whal could nol be aceom
pllahed by Individual dealera who made claims abort ly after
the tax waa repealed, waa Anally effected by the Association.
Pattern Contracts.—This question wwe taken up wih aev
eral companies operating In Canada, but Ihe replies, with Ihe
exceplon of that from the Ideal Pattern Company, were very
unaatefactorv. They not only ahow their unwillingness lo
accept the suggestion thai theae contracts be plaaed on an
agency basis, but declared that action would be taken If their
business wa* in am way Injured a* a result of our repn in
ation* to the trade At the present time the ld*-al pa ,,„
Company of Toronto, are sell ng pattern contract** on m
agency basi*. and after having made enqu.rles a* In i|H.
statu* of thi* OOmpany, we are a«UI*ed by our pro-tin* ial
office In Ontario lhat we might recommend till* Arm in .,•.,■,
of our member* desiring to make a change A report Iiaj
been requeated from Hie Ifsil Pattern Compan-, | •„
whether representations made by Ihe Association through
the various bulletins published In the several province* Itm
been of anv a**lMtance In building up the pattern buslm-u
In Canada.
Freight ClaaaiScation Committee.—When Supplement Ho
I wa* proposed to Canadian Freight <ia**lA<ation No I, ,\
brief was presented to the Railway Comnt «*lon In reference
to certain propose,! changes, and the opportunit) wa* -,ik>n
to suggest io the Commission that In future all Ghangei in
tariff or in clasaiaratlon of merchandise shoe Id be cooild
ered. not only with the shipper and the transportation rom
ponies, but also with the representatives of rela l« r* a* lhe)
were Htandlng between the shipper and the consuming public
The question of the railway tariffs ia a big problem sad
It i* verj difficult for any one to dt»l with theme matters
James Harkness. President ■ritiah Columbia Branch R M A
Intelligently before a Freight Class Aratlon Committee With
oui making a eompli tc study of the whole tariff Undei
present condition* In the Dominion office thi* I* practical I)
Impossible
Publicity Department.—Finances do not at present all"-*
for this department being set up In the office, but durlnx the
year a number of builetns have been prepared and dlStHb
uted to the Provlnc al Secretaries on Dominion Asaodalloi
work An article was written (minting out the Importsnrr
of retail distribution as compared with some other el***et
of trade In th s country, and this wan published In a oumbet
of trad*' magailne*. and al*o referred to lu a number of
addresses which have been made, and recorded In "Han
»ard" In an address given by Mr (ienagan When we lia>*
been able to establish the Importance of the Internal dl-
trlbntion of the country, and have convinced the legislator-
and the public of Its Importance, greater consideration win
bs* g ven to the representations which are made not only to
Improve conditions for the Irade, but to remove some of ihr
difficulties which the merehants have to contend with st th*
present lime.
Egg Grading.—After holding a meeting al whlrh a num
ber of retailers were present from rural and couniry points
a brief was prepared and presented to representatives of lhe
Poultry Division of lhe Department of Agriculture, who were
altendng lhe n-eet ng A reprtr-ntntlve of the -.Produce
Dealers waa appointed lo diacuaa Ihe egg grading regula
lions with the Department al which your aecrelary was pre
aenl. After considering Ihe proposed additions and amend
ments to the regulatons, the Minister of Agriculture states
lhat no change* would be made In Ihe regulations this year
The question of egg grading came up In the Houae of Com fl'JB
THE   RETAILER
lUIITIHH <,<'l,t'MUIA-.\I.UKUT.\-YI'K(lN
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,,„;   and   wa*   referred   to the   Agricultural   Committee,
:r a suggestion was made that  farmers selling eggs on
nj»en market should not be required to grade their eggs
„  ,|,a» merchants selling egg* would bs* requred to grade
, m    a* a result of the representaton made this suites
was  not  accepted  by  the Agricultural Commtlae, and
, KK regulation* will remain for tht* year as they are at
I n .nt
N, S. F. Cheques.   This question was taken up with the
i   i,<rtor of Hanks nnd the Department of Justin-  suggest'
lhal owing to lhe prevalence of the Issuing of these bill*
.   exchange where funds are not provided, resulting In loss
not only lo the merchant* but to the public generally,
ittuelhlng should be done to further restrict their issue, and
uggesUon **aa made lhat   n place of it being necessary for
In   part)   to whom the cheque is issued to prove thai  the
imrt)   who Issued the cheque had not sufficient funds, and
ilhl not Intend to provde fund* to take eare of the cheque
nil iia presentation, that the onus of proof   should be placed
mi  the   party  who  Issued  lhe cheque*  in   which   ease   lie
would he guilty of an offence until suih time as he should
prove his Innocence to tlie court    Ths milter is being TO*
furred  lo lha Chairman of  the  Hankers'  Association, and
i-i ct- io preparing «hi* report, the inspector advaed that as
*.*>n as the matter has been considered by the Hankers' As-
lidittlon, he would be glad to lake up the matter along the
• , ,  toiKResled     A  step has aln-ad*.   heen  taken  In  this dl
-ton  hy  the Clearing  House In Toronto, where  N   X.  F.
rhcquoi which have been presented, ari- refused clearing on
. soeond presentation, unl«*** the>  have heen accepted by
llu   hank upon which ihey are drawn
Emblem.   The question of adopting an emblem has been
ndei consideration for some time   The tact thst the present
design might COnfKot with the emblem usi-d by the Rotary
• tub was taken up w th the District (governor ol the Rotary
Club and he ha* advised that In his opinion, tlie emblem
it* presented at your last meeting, would noi in an\ way con
Hit with that of the Itotary Club, and it would seem that.
the question ol using this emblem should he considered at
this time
Copyright Act.—This Hill was introduced at the last aes-
Mon Ol I'aiilmeut which If It had bei nine law would have
limited the use of music to IhOSO public performers who ob
'.lined a licence from the legal representative of an author
or composer which was extended to include an authorised
attorney Al the present time there Is in Canada
ihe Canadian Performing Right* -Society, who an- undertake
ing to get control of all copyright publications, which would
mean that If these are to be uacd, a licence would have to
be obtnlned from some such soeety Thia directly would
•••mi let the sale of music nnd musical records In Canada,
and would mean a heav> tax on the motion picture houses
<*? Canada, who while not distributing merchandise are In
eluded In lhe sections of retail distribution, a* they are sell-
Rg their Alms to the public from the screen. As a result
ot representation! the objectionable features of thi* BUI
have been withdrawn, at lhe same time preserving the rights
•>( author* and producer*
Reduced Tariff on Automobiles. Previous to the lludget
i' ***as suggested lhat the tariff on motor vehicles might be
withdrawn, thereby bcttcAtHng the consuming public, and
Increase the eost of cars In Canada In order to discover
what effect this would have UPOh the dealers who had paid
'his tariff, the matter was taken Up With the Finance Derailment.   In order  to help out  I anadian dealers am!  de
• lease the cost of cars, the government removed the luxury
ISS of Ave per cenl on cars valued at under $l.2'><> when
forty per cenl. of the car Imported from those countries en
loving ihe llrltlsh Preferential Agreement Is manufactured
l» Canada, or when the complete cur s manufactured In 'his
rounlry, provld'ng for a refund of the Sale* tax paid on car*
In the poR*ca*ton of dealer* a* on the Sth of June, IBIS,
Hawkara and Peddlere.—The question of the legislation
pertaining In each of the provinces In reference 10 hawaera
*iid peddlers was taken up with the provincial boards, and
IS ihe Province of Ontario was drawing a new Ilill lo bo
presented lo lhe provlnoal governmenl '^V1"'J^,,^
th* ..  -..w.u.w
mil waa prepared
obtained from lhe various Acts.
Credit Reporting—This question has not been eaenslv*
i> taken up this year except with lhe hakehead branch, when
lhe eonstlluton and by laws of the Credit Reporting Bureau
resented lo lhe provlnoal government tnen*. uro «"" •»
ie various provinces were closely studied and a proposed
ill was prepared based on tho best points which eould be
from this district was submitted to the Assoclaion, which
was in turn referred to our solloltor for advice as to whether
or not the Association was In a position to extend to other
than members, the rghts granted under the charter to distribute credit reports. It would seem that here Is here a
splendid opporunlty for the Association to Increase Its service to the membership in proportion to the revenue received.
Implsment Section.—A questionnaire waa forwarded to
the provincial secretaries in order to get all Information
possible In reference lo this particular line of retail sale.
It would appear lhat the only provinces which are interested
are the provlnceeof Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,
and It Is suggested that some arrangement may be made to
have a committee if Implement dealers from these provinces
consider ihe problem pertaining lo this particular line of
trade.
Unsolicited Merchandise.—The question of distribution of
unsolicited merchandise through the mails with request to
forward amount stipulated as the value of merchandise, waa
taken up with the post office. The provincial secretaries
were advised that any person receiving this merchandise
unsolicited through the malls, and who did not use the merchandise, was not responsible for the amount claimed, nor
was it necessary for the party to whom this merchandise
was d strlbuted to go to the trouble of returning It, but if
they wished to get it back, must send a represenative to collect It. The Post Office state no assistance will be given
from that quarter in proving the delivery of such merchandise The suggestion was made that a penalty should be
placed u|K>n the parties forwarding unsolicited merchandise
where payment was requested, and that If a few of these
part es or Arms were prosecuted there was no doubt but that
there would be a discontinuance of this method of distribution.
Succession Duties. This question was carefully taken up
hy the solicitor for the Saskatchewan Board at their annual
Convention, and owing to the fact that where the deceased
hail property in more than one province, a duplication of the
tax takes place in many instances, and owing to the increased
rates on the estate of the deceased according to the valuation and the variable method of collecting theae succession
duties In the different provinces, It has heen suggested that
this question should be taken up at this meeting. We have
secured as much Information ns possible in reference to the
differences which exist In a number of provinces at the present time.
Delegation of Retail Merehanta.— That the resolutions
passed at the last annual convention should be brought to
the attention of the government and the members of the Opposition, a representative body of retail merehanta presented a brief relating to the importance of retail trading conditions in Canada, and a resume made of the various resolutions passed at the last meeting, which were to be preaented
to the Dominion Parliament. The Prime Minister after
greeting the delegates cordially stated that these varioua
problems should be referred to the Ministers of the several
departments and then considered In council. The Opposition promised that if suggestions presented were Introduced
Into parliament, they would receive their most favorable
consideration,
Member of Parliament.—At the last session of parliament
there were twenty-eight merchant members to whom letters
were written -congratulating them upon their election to par
llament, and suggesting that their careful consideration and
attention should be given to all matters pertaining to tho
retail trade. An Invitation was extended to these merchant
members to attend Ihe Arst meeting held by your President.
Mr, Crowder. in Ottawa, to discuss Price Maintenance. A
number of the members accepted the Invitation.
A Bill Respecting the Sale and Poaseasion of Weapons.—
A mil wns Introduced at the previous session of parliament
making It necessary for every merchant In Canada to obtain
a license from the Minister of Justice, or his authorlied
agent, to sell a rifle, shot gun or sheath knife, and would
have made It necessary for him to make certain that tho
party i<> whom he sold any of these articles had a permit to
purchase. In default of which, the party guilty of an offence
under the Act would be subject to a fine of $1,000, or imprisonment for two years. This Bill was oojecled to by the
Retail Merchants' Association before the Private Committee
of the Senate, with the reault that objectionable features were
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BRITISH COLUMBIA- AUBBWTA—YUKON
An trust
Chloride of Lime
New Style Waterproof Package
Supplied by all wholesale grocera
In British Columbia
Manufactured by
CANADA C010RS AND CHEMICALS UMITQI
Toronto Winnipeg Vaneouver
Agenta:
STARK A STERLING
VANCOUVER, S  C.
Say "LILY"
when ordering Paper Drinking
Tups, antl you will receive the
best.
Made nf strong white paper
and having an exterior coating
of 100$ pure wax, they are
the acme of purity and (he
standard (if comparison.
Distributorsi
Soft, tariisR ft Wrift Ui
MANUFACTURERS AND WHOLESALE
PAPER DEALERS
VANCOUVER VICTORIA
J
Its Good Policy Selling
WILD ROSE
PASTRY
FLOUR
The satisfaction it gives
steady business
Milled in Vancouver by
Vancouver Milling and Grain Co.
LIMITED
Head Oftee sad Mills:    VANCOUVER, B 0
RowNTRErs Cocoa
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"A Toots of OU England"
1— Became of its outstanding quality—Cus
tomers eome back for more.
2.—Because of iti tremendous worldwide tale
it can bo told at POPULAR PRICES.
3— Because it is the only Price Maintained
Cocoa.   Rowntrns Cocoa is YOUR Cocoa.
The combination «»f Quality, Price ami Policy
i Trice;Maintained) in worthy of your full two*
porl.
DISPLAY IT PROMINENTLY.
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40 Wellington St. E. Toronto, Csn i'I ll
THE    KKTAILKR
BRITISH COLUMBIA   ALB0RTA-YUKON
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Grocery Market Report
Vsncouver, Angus! 18, 1926.
Notwithstanding the uuaal sleekness In the retail
un rv business during the summer months, as-lee dur*
a the pant thirty dsys |j|sve held up exceedingly well.
I'hc m-xt two weeks will see tho return to the eity of
irationists snd those who hsve been sojourning with
ilii-ir famiUea at tho many popular summer resorts
long the coast and on Vsncouver Island.   This will
.rn better business for tho retail grocer in tin- cities.
•I conditions will get Into their normal stride for Fall.
I iclications point to exceedingly good husiness during
ih< l-'all ami Winter months.   TN- population of the
entire province has Increased considerably this year,
ulueh fact in Itself means more dollars to the grocer's
ill   (loners! grocery commodities show little ehange
iu priees to those of a month ago, the majority of lines
laiiitalnlng strong positions.
8ugar.—Thc market on this commodity remains
steady with BO priee changes loeally since our last issue.
Thr present quotation on loo bags of granulated re*
mains at $i»;io per ewt, Large dealers of -sugar In the
ftastern stales predict a steady price until October or
Kovembcr wiiH a itrong tendency to advance then,
In view ni tln« heavy demand at present for preserving
needs retailers should keep sufficient stock oil hand
!"i* ahout two or three weeks requirements. Cuban
sugar continues to bo a disturbing factor in the trade
■' re, particularly for manufacturing purposes.
Tin- outturn of tho next Cuban crop is of the utmost
importance to the world's sugsr market. Present es*
tJiuatcs indicate a carryover in Cuba on January 1,
1927, of nlmut 800,000 tons, If the coming Cubn crop
i« going to he ns largo as that of 1826, there is absolutely no doubt lhal there will be at the end of next year
another year of poor priees. Had there not heen a
* ■ntailment of the Cuban crop authorized hy the Cuban
t'nilgress lasi April, this crop would have exceeded that
"•" 1924*26 and prices would have declined below the
present level. Judging from the condition of cane
fields in Culm at this time and prevailing favorable
weather for the growing crop, it seems more than likely
'hat there will bo enough cane to make a record crop
"«'M year The question before President Maehada is
uol whether n partietilr eolouo or a particular planter
is go-Ins tO be ii heavy loser, but whether Cuba as a
whole is Letter off bv producing 5,500,000 tons of sugar
"Ud soiling il at n loss, or producing 4,500,000 Ions at a
P'-oAt with resulting benefit to the Island.   An unbias*
od study by thc Individual planter or colono would conclusively prove that Cuba as a whole will be much bet-
ler off iu every way by realizing that a production of
more than 4.5IHI.OOO tons means greater distress."
Shelled Walnuts.—Those in a position to know, predict 50 cent walnuts for the Xmas trade. The market
on this commodity has become acute. Stocks in the
orient and in Canada are not nearly aa large os anticipated. This combined with reports that the European crop will not he more thftn one-third of normal
has caused a flurry of buying everywhere. Local "jobbers have already advanced their priees to 40 ccnte
per Ih for No. 1 quality halves.
Raisins. — The Sunmaid Assoeiation have named
prices on lil'2l> paek raisins. These are slightly higher
than the opening priees of last year, but not any higher
than present figures. On last year's crop puffed seeded in packages which Hfove been short for the past two
months, will sell at 15% c per package. Stock, however, will not he available until early October. Opening
prices have also heen named on new crop table raisins
and are as follows: 3 crown clusters, 20/1 pkg., $5.50
case. 5 crown clusters 20/1 pkg., $7.25; 6 crown clusters. 20 1 $7.90; 7 crown clusters, 20/1, $8.25. Other
lines of dried fruit remain steady, with but only a limited demand for apricots and peaches owing to tho
high prices on new erop goods.
Canned Goods.—The tomato paek iu B.C. is showing
good prospect. Tomatoes arc ripening fast and thc pack
should he a big one. with reasonable prices, although
the situation in the Eastern States and Canada, whore
the pack is indicated as being very short, may have
some bearing on the opening pries for 1VC. pack.
Corn—On account of the cold spring and thc extremely hot weather thc paek in Eastern Canada will
he short and of poor quality.
Peas.—Thc local pea paek is just about completed,
the quality thfs year is exceedingly fine, although the
number of eases packed will not be quite up to normal.
Canned Salmon.—Opening priee on 1926 pack salmon have been named by the packers, and as predicted
in a previous issue, are considerably higher than 1925
pack, except pink, whieh are 25 cents per ease lower
on tails and 7f> cents per case lower on halves. Sock-
eye shows an advance of $1.00 per ease on both sizes,
while cohoes are up $2.75 per case on tails and $2.50
per ease on halves.
Salt.—The ('anadian Salt Co., manufacturers of thc
well known Windsor and Royal brands, are introducing a new product which is a boon to Ihe fanner and
stockman. Homestead Fly Salt is packed in 100 lb.
bags at $(»5 per ton. It is guaranteed to keep flies
from horses and cattle through a process of secretion
through the pores of the hide. The benefits are derived in increased milk production and more weight on
more than 4.500,000 tons means greater distress. 14
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Soup.—Jobbers are offering new pack Campbell's
tomato soup for delivery on October 1st at the very attractive pri<
ietics.
e of $1.25 dosen.   No change in other var
LOCAL PAPER COMPANY S BUSINESS EXPANDS
Officials of Norfolk Paper Company, Ltd., Justified in
Their Faith in British Columbia's Development
Commencing active operations in lWl, the Norfolk
Paper Company's business has shown a steady growth,
and plans for expansion to keep pace with the consistent denfand for the products of the company are being
considered.
W. E. Lambtrt
Mr. NV. E. Lambert, managing director of the eompany since l!i2*l. to whieh portion he was appointed
after being a salesman with the Norfolk Paper Company since its inception, is today proud of the fact that
fully HO per cent of Ihe products sobl by the company,
consisting of paper bags, wrapping paper, toilet paper,
and boxes, is loo per cent. I.rit'ish Colombian, and
merits the patronage of the trade as first quality merchandise. Upon his appointment to tin- position of
managing director. Mr. Lambert states tJfil he was
determined It, C. products should be given preference
to thc full'/st extent by his company, because his IH
years experience in this province has convinced him
that II. C. material measures up to standard.
With all his enthusiasm for the paper business. Mr.
Lambert is a keen golfer, and can be seen taking his
recreation at week ends playing on the golf links located near the Fraser River.
DUTY VALUES ANNOUNCED ON FRUIT ANO VEOE
TABLES ENTERING FROM THE UNITED STATES.
The Acting Minister of ('UHtoms and Bxclse han placed llu*
following values for duty purpoHcx on the undermentioned
fruit and vegetable product h per pound net when Imported
from the United States:—'Tomatoes, 5c; cucumbers, 3c; cabbage, 1 <4c: celery. 2c; onons, ltye; potatoes, 2c; aaparaguit,
10c; carrots. .%c; beets, 2c; lettuce. 3c; spinach, 3c; cauliflower, 2Vic; peaches, 4c; raspberries, 17c; plums and prune*,
3c; pear* (fancy). 3'4e; pears (choice). 214; OSntetotlpOl, f»c.
These values ahall be held to be the fair market value
thereof for purpose* of application of ad valorem rat en of
duty and apecial duty.
::»::;«**:;:;;
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•Wlil
Tht confidence created In
tho mind of your cuatomtra
of your ent Ira lino of gooda
lo appreciably increaaed
by your recommendation
of articles that have boon
provon to bo of tho higheat
quality.
MACK BIKING POWDER
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CONTAINS NO ALUM
T 1   COMPANY   LIMITED
,.;.»»j.»
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QUAKER
Puffed Rice
|plg| Puffed Wheat
Your customers will appreciate
your suggesting these easily
digested,   nourishing   cereal*
*jXA    Ti-.nly   grains   that   appeal   In
every member <»f tho fninll*-
This is lhe time lo dlsplfl)
I'llllVd RICO and Puffed Wheat
iu your windows and counter
T^C Quaker Qata Company
8sskatoon Peterborough 1026
THE    BETA!LER
HIWTISH COMIMBIA   At.UKKT.N -YUKON
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SUN MAID NECTAR RAISINS A NEW PACK.
■
Superior Type of Seedless Now on the Market.
The announcement «»f raisin pricea by tbo Sunlund
Sales t'o-operat'ive Association was OVCWhadowod by
lhe news that the Sun Maid Raisin i'rowers' AsHOcla*
;itin has available for prompt Coast shipment i new
type of Seedless raisin known as Sun Maid Nectar M*ed-
less. The new pack is iu K» ounce cartons of |."» tu the
rase and it is offered at HUe Coast,
The familiar red carton is used, hut the minute a
ease is opened one realizes that a new product is oil
the market. The nectar raisin has a strong fresh
[trope juice aroma not t«> be found in other raisins, Tin-
pack is enticingly fragrant
Other advantage* claimed for neetat' raisins are
thai thc fruit keeps longer, looks different, has a
stronger irrape taste and nectars keep softer for a long*
<r period than other packs The berries are tender
and plump and show a remarkable improvement  in
color.   The danger of Infection lias been lessoned In
the m-w paek.
Sun-Maid has patented Iho process under which
nectar raisins are made and the name has hem retris*
teied for the protection of the organisation snd tho
distributing trade. Last year puffed seeded uiil-.cats
were introduced and now a revolutionary innovation
has been made h seedless raisin*
"I'm a Utile hint tmm Tenets," explained the mn am
ployee In Ute shirt factory "| tkHi'l tare where \nure
from" growled otto, "C***\ to work "
Like Having Fresh Fruit
& Vegetables all Winter!
Beauty
In offering to your customers Haiti Atlas EZ Pre
•trying Jan and Jtlly Qlatsts. you combine BEAUTY
SAFETY and SERVICE,
For IS years told by tht Wholttalt and Retail
tradt In B. C.
AGENTS:
Campbell Brokerage Co.
VANCOUVER, B.C,
Tin* real trope
lint.* raptured
In Suit-Moid
Nectars, Plump*
er and mors ten*
der, unit
ANNOUNCING-
Sun-Maid Nectars
Like no other raisins
you 've ever sold
What a hit they'll make with your customers -
these new* Heedless raisins Sun-Maid haa just perfected!
Sun-Maid Nectara look different. Not shrivelled
or dry like ordinary seedless raisins; but plump
and tender!
Smell them. The natural fragrance of the
grope, unmistakable. Then taste them - the real
Snipe flavor, too. Seedless raisins -were never like
these!
Customets will be asking
for Sun-Maid Nectars
Advertising-a nation-wide campaign In mufta-
zinett, in street cars, and on posters, reaching
practically every customer of yours—assures a
demand (or Sun-Maid Nectara.
Once a woman tries them, no other kind of
seedless raisins will satisfy her. Only one brand
of seedless to stock!
You'll sell more carton
seedless now
Women will use more Sun-Maid Nectars, Just as
they now use more Sun-Maid Puffed than they
ever did the old, sticky seeded raisins.
Better order them right away. Don't let a
neighboring grocer offer them first, and thus lure
away some of your customers!
Sun-Maid Yroducts
Distributed by
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OJJiett throughout tht Workt 16
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Slender copper wires are strung across lhe
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carry your words at a speed of thousands of
miles per second. For husiness or social calls
—the Long-d'Istancc telephone.
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TNI iMPOHTaJCtor FLEISCHMANN'S VEAST
TO THE QgOCU
i.  it enables a grooer to render a service to his customers,
2. It makes regular and frequent customer*-.
3. It makes healthy customers wbo buy
more Rood*.
"No wonder we amcer-4 ar« Hueh boosters for
Kleiachmann'a Y«**u»t.,,~-Mr. \V. Hurry Knox, Pougli
keppKle, N. Y.
FLEISCHMANN'S YEAST
The Fleischmann Company
SERVICE
Clark's
PORK-BlANJ
\Q*
%
Yob Are Sera of Satisfied Cettomw
Whea Yoa Sell Clark Tomato Products
Bars  you erst  heard ot v\otk*  si»**-«iaih   Dt-rciojx i
**Northern" Tomato*
Fur jrtara *** have tn-eii working in our Ruraarlet st
Rami, PQ. ami Harrow. Onl, lo |»rodur»* o t»at>   tomato
OHe * tilth «Ollld rl|M'R Iti *n***i $>**»*nu, but not loo ton   io  o\
to simure a -well flavored meat) fruit
In 1925 the crop wa* wonderful     l»2*i |uomlM"» •**■!,
You probabl) notln*d thi* flavor) »h***»I of all '('Ur.
tomato |>rodu<l*. k*-t« \ni\* <*,nn** etr.. well. llil« modest Ul
heralded   "Nortln in"   tomato   In   at   the   root   ot   tin*   ltt|*
e\re||enee
Let ihe Clatk Kilt hens help mu
to larger salts urd matt prafts.
W. CLARK
Establlshmtnts   at    Montreal,   P. Q.
Harrow, Ont.
, Montreal
St. Kami,   P. Q    sad
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Company forces ahead and m*1h tin
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methods and retail cooperation
The fact thai in fourteen year*
Shelly'h have risen to the position st
lhe large*!  hread manufacturer*, iu
Western t'anada, demonstrates the
<|itality of their products and 'he
efficiency of I heir wile* and adver-
tMn»» methods.
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A COMPLETE BAKERY SERVICE
VANCOUVIR
VICTORIA NORTH VANCOUVER
NANAIMO NEW WESTMINSTER "'Jo
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THE   RETAILER
BRITISH COLUMBIA     U.IU'ltTA -YUKON
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GROCERY PRICES CURRENT
Tht following art pricts quotsd for principal Unas of leading wholesale firms.   Prices quoted are necessarily
subject to market fluctuations.
I.  W   QILLITT  CO.  LTD.
Royal Yeast— Pst eats
I  dos   pkgs.   In  to*** I JO
Purt Flake Lye—
i dot   in ran*         .   6 tt
I, casts . - **.$.**
10 eaSOS. 4 dot   In case  6 10
Magic  Oakilng Powder—
4 no   l dot      .    . M6
t   ul    4   (lot "a*
t o«   4 doa.  t SS
lj ix   4 dot   .    .. .. MM
6'. tt ease Ma.
Magic Soda. Cat* No. 1—
s ease »<o Ao, packagea) J -^
: oaoot ot mere iw
Bi Carbonate ef SoSa—
111 tti   tea*, par Sac " **
400 Ib   barrala. par barrel JI W
a
CSUItlt Soda * Granulated) — r«*r Ib
io lb Canleter (100 Ilia, in *<*a*>\ ... \t>\
KM) Um   iron drum* I2*s»
Cream of Tartar— **   P**r doi.
■t lb paper pkga (I doi In ■ aae) I ***>
•i Ib pap«r pk(a. (4 dot In caaa) I-SO
'*, Ib  cana wllh screw cover a (4 dot
in caa#)  .        ...-. .  . .. * t*
1 lb  cana acrew covert (3 *i**t  In
caaa          ■ < »
& lb  aqua re canletera, H Sot. in
tttsMO)   ***** •     .Ul*j
10 Ib   Wooden ««a*a    .    .40
Ji Ib   wooden palla        40
i*-' Ib   lined kegs        , Bit
HO Ib   lined barrala      *****    H
KtLLV. DOUGLAS 4 O., LTD.
Nabob Products.
Allaplre. No.  I. Una doe   .... l 00
linking I'owder. 41 II oa. doa  - **
Unking I'owder. II IHa. doa. ■J0
liiikliig I'owder. I Sa. dot. ............ •—   ,5 10
Unking Soda. SO la. caaa ****°
Unking Soda, 34  4e( doa    *'*
llors*,   i|S. doa    •   ■'"
lilark  Tapper. Una.  dos  bit
tilery Halt, glaaa. dos.         9i
Nabob Coffee, amall tlna. each ss
Coffee,   la Ib  ...... 6S
Coffee,  ea  Nabob Ib Jj
CuiUrd  Towder, dos. •   »JJ
yulck   Tapioca,  dos    ....  '°
Chocolate   Pudding,   dos  90
ciull I'owder. amall. dos    - <0
Cinnamon, I os. tlna, dos - l w
Cayenne Tapper. S tlna, dos.  bi*
Cloves,  small, dos. *** -  ! 40
Curry rowder. 4 os. glaaa. dos  tto
Cream of Tsrtar. 1 5•{■
Cream of Tsrtar, Ha. Una  «■»
CYesm of Tsrtsr Hs. -  ' jj
Olnger,  amall. dos ■,0
Rxtrarto, IH os.. dos ,SB
Attracts. ! os. dos ,:l
•Extracts, 4 os. dos 5"
E| tracts. | os. dos • '
Rstraete. II os. dos l7W
Usee, small, dos ,,W
Nutmeg, small, do* \n
I'nprika. small, dot  l.JB
I'aatry  Bploe,  3  Unit,  dot    MO
Poultry Dreaalng. Sag*. Savory, Thyme,
Tumeric,   tins,   do« m   M5
Pickling HpkP. dot. No. 3  95
Marjsrom,   Mint,  Parsley   „  1.15
White  Pepper,   Una,  dot    1.30
Castor Oil, 2 OS   dot „ 1.35
Ciator Oil,  4 OS. do*  2 20
Kpsom   Sulla.   n*.   doa. 60
Fruit  Color*,  2 or  do*.   ...„  1,75
i< urn (hocol&te, lioae. Pink, Lemon
Vanila, White. Almond, Orange) do*.   1.16
.Miy Powder, do* go
Lemonare Powder, do*.     2.25
llustardi   la do*.  .... ....8.50
Muatard.    4a,   do* „. 4.50
Mustard, ■** do*  2.40
Mustard,  'i  do*    1.40
Sulphar,   'a*, do* ...... 65
Tes, Green Label, Hs, per lb „ "l
Tea, Green id»bei. ic per ib 69
I  lb   tlna    .69
3», tb.  packages    .W
I Iti   parkages  ...   -**l>
fea,  de Luxe.  Afternoon.  1 lb 15
Tm de  Luxe,  Afternoon  Ha per lb 87
Ton  do Luxe.   *** per  lb •'
V.negar.  d"«  2 40
P.  eURNS 4 CO.  LTD.
Shamrock Products.
Wial.lro rolled ihOUldOfS, per Ih 27
\utiaiv, Rhamroek, t*t Per lb 50
naked n.»»>. with dresatafi por it' BU
ebmnro k Handy i'i>ta. \ i»> cartona .88
Cbeeita, *Canadlan, largo, per u* ■•*■
Cheese, Canadian, twin, i»«*-r u» .  .2s>s
Compound, C^rnsllon, No, S, 11 ^'<^•*«,•"   18^
Compound, Camaiton  No, 8, 10 oases  .u»
c,m.w.i Ham, Shamrock. i>«* th ■   «M
Dominion Hams, lt*4S Uw* •'•
Dolinlon Qaoon, 8*10 lha. per lb «
Dominion Bacon, iO-U lbs. par lb «
Dominion shoulders, bonod nnd rolled 29
Dripping, beef, •»-■«• >"*■■•-** JJ
Hams, Shamrock, per n» «
Hams, boned snd rolled, pe'' lb       "
„,„,! Cheeaa. tttb tint ench    •»
joUied Tongue, per lb -\
Urd, No  f-.  II to <•»** '2*
Urd, No 8, 10 towuw 'JJ
Ul!,i, cartons, l« lbs '
urt  s„  ,. caftons » lbs -  'JJJJ
Moment,   klta,   ll-Hk,   net.   per  lb   .11*
M,.1(t   l.«mf,   pel*   !»'            ft
Pork pis* p*f Ant '„"'   -,*,
Zl sss \ma with drssstef. per lb, M
Bmoked ftsh, klppsrs, Ms, por lb       •   I0VI
2***** SSS, MP.-.ed salnuat. 10S and     ,ft
;ok,  per !!»• •«
Smoked Cord, 80s par lb •
Lifted fowl, i^ lb„ neah  •«
THE  POVAL CROWN SOAPS LTD.
v.ncouvar Price L.tt-F.O.B. Vsncouver,
or New Westminster.
Terme Nett SS Deye.
,,M)f»-- Soap Klakea 24 1 lb. pkta bOX- UO
-JJ BoaP Klakea. 18 lib, M bos t«S
A u FrancalH Caat... box of »    ... ;je
mt Mottled,  box of 20 ********
Crown Oatmeal, 84 6s box of 144  ~.~ ***
Klondyke (wrapped) box of 25  8.10
Klondyke (unwrnpped( box of 25 ........... .5.85
Kiero Oiycerlne, box of 144 6.75
Linen (unwrapped) box of 100 8,85
Liquid Ammonia, 2 dos. qts. box of 24 4.00
Liquid Blue, 2 dos. qts. box of 24 4.00
Mechanlc'a Tine Tar, box of 100  5.46
Mechanic's Pine Tar, box of 50  2.75
Olive Castile, cakes, box of 200 4.66
I'rimroao (wrapped) box of 25  4.70
Royal Crown I.ye. box of 48   5.25
Pendray's Powdered Ammonia, box 24   886
Special pricea on 3, 10, 26 and 100
boxea.
Pendray's Water Glaaa, Egg Preeerver—
Cases, 24 Uns per case  4.60
Royal Uundry Flakes, 88%, in bbls.       io
(Special price on contract)
Royal Crown Soap 6a 144s  — 5,45
Royal Crown I'owder, box 24 only— 5.50
Royal Crown Powder 1-lb. box of 60 .... 4.00
Itoyal Crown Cleanser, 48 sifter tins .... 3.70
Royal Crown Powdered Ammonia, 1 lb.   8.86
White Wonder, box of 100  6.86
New White Swan Soap, 100 6.00
White Swan Naptha, box of 100  4.80
White Swan Washing Powder, box of 24 5.60
THE CANADA STARCH CO. LTD.
Laundry Starchee—
Cnnnda Uundry Starch, 40-lb.  box .08
White Clloss. 1-lb. pkgs.     .914
Acme Gloss, 1-lb, pkgs - - »14
No. 1 White. 100-lb. kegs  8Vi
Kdwardsburg Silver Otoss, 1-lb. pkgs.
40-lb -  .1114
Kdwnrdsburg Silver Gloss 8/6-
fancy  tin  canlstere.  48-lbe „   .1SV4
Kdwnrdaburg Silver Gloss, 100-lb.
kegs   .1014
Celluloid Stan h (boxes of 45-pkgs
per  caae) ■ ' *****
Culinary Starches—
Bonaon's Celebrated Prepared Corn
40-lb.  boxes,  per lb 11
Canada Corn Starch 40-lb. boxea, per
lb -     814
Challenge Corn 8tarch 40-lb  boxee
per Ib 814
Casco Potato Flour 40-lb. boxes, Ib.   .13
Maiola Oil—
Mntola  Oil,   la   - 7»5
•• ••     j»„   <i#_ 7.45
•• ii     4n        ^ 13.80
ii ••     |B    „ „ 12,86
Com Syrups-
Crown 2s, 24 to esse  M-JJ
5s, 18 to case  u9
10s 6 to cose  '-70
20s. 3 to esse 8.60
Lily 2s, 14 to esse  M'JJ
6a. 12 to case  J*JJ
10s, 6 to case  *n
Karo, 2s 24 to esse  J'JJ
5s. 12 to case J'JJ
10s, 6 to case  *• ,<79 18
Til K    R K T A I I ER
BRITISH COLt'MBIA    \i.Mi*:itT.\    YUKON
I'ik'iist
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YOU should be as careful in buying your bags, as in ihe selection of
the products you aril. Unless the goods sold over your counter
reach the home in perfect condition, there is not complete satisfaction to
your customer.
CONTINENTAL
ATLAS & STAG Kraft Bags
are made of good quality Kraft,, tough as leather, full size, full count, and meet every need as a safe
container. A TRIAL mLL CONVINCE YOU!
Manufactured by
The Continental Paper Products
Limited
OTTAWA CANADA
Also Manufacturers of
Paper Specialties of every description; Fancy Embossed, Lined Tea and Coffee Bags (7 colon); Ice
Cream Pails and Oyster Pails.
Representatives:
SMITH, DAVIDSON & WRIGHT, LIMITED
VANCOUVER,  VICTORIA.   EDMONTON.  CALGARY,
"Using a'Continental Bag' it Bag Insurance"
Traditional Leaders
EMPRESS
FINE, FULL-FLAVORED
JAMS and
MARMALADES
Local Products with a
National Reputation
EMPRESS MFG. CO. LTD.
VANCOUVER
~*eix\to
It:    ..■■ '■
^.W^A^
Peter Rabbit Peanut Butter
Costs No More But .Sells Faster
THE TOY PAIL OELIOHT8 THE CMILOREN
DISPLAY A CASE,   IT WILL SELL ITSELF.
Ifeiy Confection Co. Ud.
1100 Mainland Strttt
VANCOUVER, I. C. i
lfl'2i)
Til E    RET Al LER
UKITIhii COLUMBIA   .M.UKUTA   YUKON
Parochial Propaganda
A Growing Menace to National Prosperity.
By W. K. Ralph.
While \ti* following artldt dealt in a common tenae man-
ne, witli.a controvartlal tubjtct, wt tuggttt that after a trip
to BHtllh Columbia. Mr. Ralph would modify hit opinion rt-
y.irding tht national ty of inhabitant! of Wtttern Canada—
Editor,
li has often beon Mild by pessimistic observers that
tin obstacle ol her geography stands in the way of
i '.maila'a development into a great nation. When you
look at On- map ami sec tin* \nii\!. narruw fringe ol'
uempied land stretching across the continent from
Halifax to Vancouver, with tin- almost unoccupied
o.i\i between tin* Sault ami Kciiora. the weight of this
obstacle forces itself upon your attention, (Jan it be
uvvrcontel Can thi*** attenuated string of communities
mm be welded into a cohesive whob-, with tin* people
tn both ends of the string in harmony not only poi*
iti.ills ami sentimentally, but also economically, with
tlu< people in tin- middle 1
Tht secession movement which nourished Borne time
. j>i, ami whose promoters openly urged absorption of
Canada by ths United States, has passed into the limbo
ol forgotten things,   Hut not completely.   Murmurs
ar.  still heard, In tho fsr ElSSt, down by tin* Atlantic,
iin incipient agitation along somewhat similar Hues,
haa commenced, led by persons who feel that inclusion
in tin1 Canadian confederation plaees their section of
ihr country at a distinct disadvantage,
Added to the difficulties presented by geography
ix the difference of race and language of the two principal groups whieh make up our population. And
added to thin in the diversity of paces and languages
which are characteristic of the prairie provinces. A
very large portion of the population from Winnipeg
westward are newcomers from other lands, who have
yd no feeling of sentiment for thc country of their
ndoption ami to whom, it may be surmised, it is Immaterial whether thsy arr   eltisens of Canada or of the
Culled States so long as they are no longer subject to
the conditions Of the countries from which they have
• migrated.
These obstacles to national unity, reinforced by the
apparently conflicting interests of the manufacturing
Kasl with the Agricultural West, ale now ill process of
being still further aggravated by a sort of spoon U'i\
parochialism in certain sections of th nmtry.   In
Quebec, of recent yean, propaganda has been initiated
'" persuade the residents of that province, particular-
I) those who Use the I'Yclieh language, to refuse to buy
-"oils made in other provinces if they can possibly
'<t similar goods that have been made iii Quebec,   Some
thc propaganda has even gOIlO to the length 01 al-
•.Ing to goods manufactured in Ontario as "for*
'■inn." In other words, the promoters of this "Buy
Qlloboc-mads Goods" movement have deliberately set
■nil to destroy, if possible, whatever sense of nation-
nllty the broad-minded ami far-sighted leaders of political opinion have laboriously built Up.
And now certain interests in Manitoba have commenced the same kind of propaganda.
Recently the writer read a circular which contained
•>'> imprint to show who caused it to be circulated, the
■••cine of which is: "Ituv '.Made in Manitoba' Pro*
duets."
lm
'Stop ami think/' says this circular, "what the result would be if every resident of Manitoba went out
of Manitoba for what he had to buy. When we buy
outside we get the goods, but the outsider (mark that
word "outsider," lirst cousin to the Quebec "for-
'inner") Kits both the employment and the money."
'.Stop and think," one might reply, "what the re*
suit would be for the Manitoba farmer were there no
communities 'outside' which, because engaged largely
by non agricultural activities, desire to buy products
produced by thc Manitoba farmer."
If the uBuy*only*good8*made*in*our*provinceM idea
were to become universal throughout the Dominion, it
Aoiild most certainly be. so to speak, the last straw,
ami the Confederation of British Colonies at present
known as Canada would split up into nine—or possibly more—pieces, each one of which would be possessed with a deadly antagonism toward all the others.
Not a very pleasing prospect, is it?
The idea might even be extended still further and
propaganda commenced along the lines of "Buy-only*
goods*made*in*our*eity, town, village." Then this
Dominion would resolve itself into a welter of struggling little communities until such time as it dawned
upon the inhabitants thereof that, as no man ean hoist
himself into thr air by his bootstraps, no producer ean
make a living without a buyer.
(if course things ean never come to such a pass.
As Lincoln is reported to have said: "Vou can fool
some of the people all of the time; you can fool all of
the people most of the time; but you can't fool all of
the people all of the time."
There is nothing to prevent any man from going
into Quebec or Manitoba and there commencing lo
manufacture goods of any sort he pleases. If he can
succeed in manufacturing an article that meets a local
need he will be able to sell it. Later on, when his pro-
ductoil is greater than local demand can absorb, he
may sell his goods iu other localities and. perhaps, in
the long ntn. sell them nationally. That is his undoubted right, it is a matter between himself and his
customers, wherever located. But the moment he attempts to persuade his local customers that it is an
act of patriotism and self-protection to buy his goods
in preference to goods of the same kind made else-
where in Canada, for the reason of local manufacture
alov. he places himself in a false position and descends to the level of parochial propagandist whose
efforts can only be successful at the expense of national development.
In the long run buyers will always buy where they
find they can get most for their money, irrespective
of any considerations as to place of production.
Surely if Canada ever hopes to develop into a nation the "Buy-at-Tlomc" sentiment might well be restricted to Canadian products irrespective of where
produced in Canada. The point to keep ever before
us is that, in Canada, we are trustees apponted to preserve for the benefit of ourselves and our posterity,
ihosc British institutions which assure the greatest
possible freedom of individual action consistent with
full justice for all individuals who comprise the state. 20
TH E    RETA ILEB
I-.It ITISII  «■••!.I -Mill \     M.UCItTA    \IKmS
UlSIDtl
PROCEEDINGS AT ANNUAL CONVENTION,
RETAIL MERCHANTS  ASSOCIATION OF
CANADA, INC
ii".'Hini'.ifi fr.iin pam '■'
withdrawn, but when the Itlll whs forwarded to the House of
Commons, additional elaitMMI had been Included which made
the Itlll even worse than it original)) stood, Owing to lhe fact
lhat Ihe sale and possession of uiiumiii tion WM |ierinlt(ed
only to those who had licenses and permlta, Whi-ii the Hill
came lor a third reading In the House, sufficient members
were posted, and lhe Hill was referred io the Private Hill*
Committee. At an ensuing meeting, the AsaoctalloD wns represented, but as a quorum could aot be obtained, the Hill
died a natural death, Much credit Im due fo Mr McClenagan,
who on behalf of the Association ladnfed out (he objection
able features of the Hill.
Price  Maintenance.—In  connection  with  thin  movement,
your secretary attended the Convention o! Representative
Tire Healers in Toronto la.it January, and subsequent l>  fur
ther meetings of representative retail grocers from the var
ious provinces, who met in conference representatives from
wholesale firms In Canada, and also manufacturers    A ureal
deal of discussion took place resulting In the unanimous decision of the retail grocers and wholesaler-* that a maintain
ed price should be established on identified merchandise,
The  meeting  was  also  unanimous  regard ng   the   relations
which should exist between  fhe various factors  established
for the distribution of this merchandise
Your secretary also attended ihe annual convention! of
Ihe Association In New HrunswWk. Nova Scotia. Frlnre Kd
ward Island. Quebec. Saskatchewan, and Saltern Ontario,
and Ottawa d strirts. and the grocers' section In Ontario,
where he made addresses shoving ihe Association's activities at these various meet Ings
In addition, a large volume of work ln connection with
individual complaints regarding  the collection Ot lhe sales
lax and income tax, correspondence and Interviews la con
nection with Association work, has been sttended to by yonr
secretary since last meeting
A great deal of new ground had lo be broken this vear
owing to the unofficial standing which ii was found your
Association had with the various Government Departments
at Ottawa, but I feel certain that as a resul of the work
which was done last year and the knowledge that the Asso
elation Is an organisation which is trying to Improve conditions
not only In Ihe Mall trade, but in the interest of the p-o
pie of Canada generally. It Is today respectfully retarded by
the legislators of the country, and It Is now u,. to the mer
chants themselves to show by their enthusiasm, and co-op
eralion with their various executives, that Ihey are willing
and Interested in supporting an organisation which Is lm
proving conditions not only for themselves. „uf is trying to
remove many of the difficulties experienced by the trad •
at the present time, In ihe hope that the operating costs am
be reduced, thus reducing the price of goods to the eoosnnv
ing public.
The following resolutions were presented to the delegates
in convent on:
Resolution No. 1.
Whereas merchandising problems are growing more lm
porlant as distinct from legislative Issues;
And Whereas the Hetail Merchants' Association Of Can
ada should give more consideration to these problems In »he
various lines of trade;
Therefore He it Resolved, that the policy of the Dominion Board and the Dominion Kxecutlve Council should be lo
concentrate lhe altenllon of the Hoard upon Ihe creation
and developmenl of Dominion wide Trade Sections, in order
that a greater stimulus may be given lo membership pro
duct on by an appeal for membership directed to retallc s
to Join a specific rather than a general organisation -With
drawn.
Resolution No. 2.
Whoreaa there has been created and developed In Canada an  organization   known  as  the  Canadian   Fair Trade
League;
And Whereas the conditions under which this organisation haa been creeled and developed have demonstral id
lhat Ihe cause or Price Maintenance Is closely Identified with
lhe future of the lU-tnll Merchants' Association of Canada;
'iii-i i,,
i. H
■     !
Therefore He it Hi-.oU«.i iImi arraagemeni
made to consolidate Ille bend offices of  the Dom I
of   the   Hetail   Merchants'   Association   of   Caned
Canad an   Pair  Trade   league at   the  earliest   pt,
Blent    Withdrawn
Resolution No. 3.
Wlo-reas (he conditions under Which no <*
development of IIm» Canadian Fair Trade LfMgui
close!)  associated with the Hetail Merchant!)' A***
Canada;
And  Whereas  thfl  Hetail  Merchants'  Asso-i.m.
ada is Intere*ted In the development and promo
dliions whloh will ti/.il to stabilise husin< *.* m it,
And Whereas membership In the Canadian y
League is not dependent on and coincident wHh >•■ •
In the Hetail Merchants' Association of O&Mda
And Wlo-reas the Canadian Fair Trade LasgUi 1..
organised f<»r the promotion and development •>
liin-d price on identified men-luind se. Ihrough •*.
niton el the manufacturer the wholesaler snd ihi
Then-fore Be ii Resolved, that a plan be ado pi i
l» minion Convention which would make notnt
Hetail  Merchants'  Association of « anada.  in  th-..
affected b> the principle of Price Maintenance, m
bership in the Retail Section oi tne Canadian h»ii
League    Carried
Resolution No. 4.
Whereas   *he   limitation   placed   Qpoa   the   peric*!
wMCh a llahlllt)   InetUTSd under «  i n*\ rot   |    ..
deicrmined by the Fwtim-iai Oov^rttme^ts:
And Wlo-reas the laws In rela • ■• i la  the glalu
Xstlon of llabtlKv   Is variable In  th-  ili'Vi,"   i>r
And   Whereas   debtor*   and   tf**4!tOfS   SH    BHJVd *
province t«. province;
And   Whereas   debtor*   and   eredltOtl    r-ri   i .
'a Ir  place of  residence  bv   BMVlAg  'i ou  lhe  ' Dili
into Canada, or from Canada in'» the I'-!'< !   •*■*'•
t iQ| *   •' n r * lost- ,-xtt vI*nM*
And Whereas a great  miiiiVr «.i  lo*-.*-*  ir»
creditors oa account of the dlfferencei i« (N ].**
lerenee lo the colleci'on of these 11.•»t»-1•ji*-n,
Therefore be it Resolved, that a IfUd) of tlo *<■ •
shou!d 1m> referred to the fiomtnlon Kicctitlvc (  •)
Association     and    that    representation    should    b-
through   the   Kveniti-.«<*i  of   the   Frovlnrlal   Soard*   •*••
Dominion RieetttiVS ' oundi to Introduce into lhe   '■
Provincial (Joverntnen** a unlfonn *>»fem of statute!
lUon of liability, and that o similar unlfonn Ijrileni
be  inirodneed  between  Canada  and  the   Cn l**d
coot red sUn i»r ta form in both countries   Carried
Resolution  Ne. 1
Whereas succession dtttifg are eotiffled h**   IB*  '
iai Governments on lhe estate ,»f a deeeaeed paettn
And  Whereas   iIm»  rali»a  of  duties  collected   »'
mined b>  the Provincial Oovernmeni*.
And Whereas the dereased. In man)   instances   '--•*
petty In more than the prov.nre lu which he vrsi I
St  the time of  his decease;
And Whereas laocossRm duties sre collected b)
vince on  the property   located  within  the   PfOVlnet
time of the death;
And Whereas the collection of these dttUes bj   th'
vlneea, other than lhe Frovlnce In  which the deces
sided, aa Well as Ihe  Frovlnce In  wh'rh lhe deceit"
resident,  creates  H  duplication  of   the  charge  igall
estate;
And  Whereas  the  succession duties   vary  In   I""'!
to the value of the estate;
And Whereas the estate* seldom  have sufficient
assets lo pay these succesalon duties;
And Whereas, In many Instances, a cona dcrable i"
of the estate must be Sacrifice,! or sold at less than II
valuation  In order lo raise sufficient  money  to pS)
succession duties.
And Whereas lhe duplicate payment of these sun ■
duties and excessive succession duties on large estate
a tendency to discourage ambit on for the accumula' ■
property.
Therefore He It Resolved, thai the Relall Merchant
soclallon of Canada protest against the collection of the
Heate succession duties .and lhat we also object to lhe
succession duties charged on large estates which, In 1926
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periy
res. almost means a conflacalloti ol the whole pro-
believing that in the abolition ol doable succession
... and the reduction of those duties, that greater encOUl"*
itgement will be given to the employment or capital lor the
promotion of Industry and the development of the na;uml
ipsourees Oi out country.   Carried.
Resolution  No. S.
Whereas Canada Is one of the greal esl producing conn
tiies per capita in the world;
And Whereas our export* an,| Imports \ntt capita g*$ as
large as any other country;
And Whereas we have large natural resources In Canada
set to be developed;
And Whereas there Is an opportun t> for i large Increase
in our population:
And Whereas the success of our country depends upon
maximum efficiency in all lha factors oi our production and
distribution system;
And Whereas the time is now opportune that we should
establish a prpper relationship between all classes In Can
ada making up the social, moral and economic fabric of our
country |
Therefore He it Resolved, that an Economic Conference
should be held al some central point in Canada, where leading representatives of the various classes of the people of
i anada should be present to discuss and present the diffi
cullies »nd suggestions Which tlo-lr particular class has to
make to the other classes to Improve conditions not only
for themselves, but for all the people In Canada, and that
this Kconomlc Conference should determine some general
and uniform policies which would Improve and better conditions for the farmer, the labourer, the manufacturer, the
professional men, financiers,distributors, and other classes.
and that a uniform educational programme should be prepared which would suggest greater cooperation bei ween
these classes of our community life, in an effort to break
down some of the prejudice and opposition which exist today.
No action taken; laid over
Resolution No. 7.
Whereas the Government require revenue to maintain
public utilities and pay off public liabilities;
And Whereas the War Revenue Act under which a sabs
t*\ Is collected on the value of merchandise manufactured
or Imported Into Canada was passed as « means whereby
part of tbe revenue required might be raised;
And Wheregs this sales tax Increases the oost of living;
And Whereas the Hales Tax while paid by tho manufac
turer at the source of supptj I* paid by tho retail merchants
in the value of lhe merchandise which they have iu stock;
And Whereas the relall merchants have paid millions of
dollars sales tax In this way for which they are not reimbursed hy the parties whom it Is the Intention of the govern
ment should pay this tax until the goods have been sold;
And Whereas we are of the opinion that It is the Intention of the government to remove the sales tax as soon as
jKisalble;
Therefore Re It Resolved, lhat representations should be
made to the Dominion Parliament that the sales tax should
tn* removed as soon as possible In order to reduce the cost
of living to tbe consumer, but that such reduction should
take place gradually at not !n excess of one half of one per
cent each six months. In order that the merchants might not
have too great a loss by the time the sales tax Is finally
removed.  Carried.
Resolution No, .
Whereas we appreciate the action of Ihe government In
reducing the Income Tax. the abolition of the Kxclse Stamp
00 Receipts, the Reduction In Sales Tax, and the return lo
Penny   Postage;
And Whereas representations were made that the Kxclse
Tax should be removed from notes and drafts, or that some
arrangements should be made to avo d the duplication of the
lux;
And Whereas we believe that the government were not
In a position to further reilureihe amount of revenue required
by further cuts in taxation this year;
Therefore He It Resolved, that a special effort Should bo
made to have the etclse taxes on notes and drafts removed
at the Session of Parliament In 1»27. a»d lhal if they cannot bs* removed In their entirety on account of the revenue
required. We would suggest that the tax should be reduced
For the
Customer:
Quality and Satisfaction
Because of their steadily main*
mined superiority Royal Baking
Powder and Dr. Price's Cream
Baking Powder have been stand*
for over a half century. Both are
made in Canada.
For the
Dealer:
Prompt Saleand Fair Profit
A Quality Product!
RQnizeD
OENUINB
Wholewheat
FLOUR
A PAIR FIXED PROFIT
FOR LARGE AND SMALL
IS THE POLICY OF
The Dr. Middleten's food Products
Company Limited
Vancouver, B. C. 22
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A
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not to exceed more than 3c tor ever} *l*>"> In place <»i in tot
every |5o as at present—Carried with amendment bj B. C.
Hoard that maximum amounl of tax on notes and drafts
should not exceed the sum of one dollar, or the same ruling
which applies to bank cheques,
*
Resolution No. 9.
Whereas membership fees vary lo the different Pro
vinces;
And Whereas membership fees varj In proportion to the
volume of business which is being done by the member*.
and whereas the constitution and bylaws of the Retail
Merchants' Association provide for a per capita tax Ol $1.00
lo be paid to the Dominion office out of every membership
fee which Is collected;
And Whereas we are of the opinion that the per capita
tax ahould be placed on a percentage basis;
Therefore Ho It Resolved, that  the constitution and In
laws of lhe As-soolat on should be amended to provide  f»>r
a per capita tax of 12 per 1 nt  of the membership fee In
place of $2.00, as af presenl—Not carried,
Resolution No. 10.
Whereas there are many failures in (anada ever)  >enr;
And Whereas an Act entitled the Bankruptcy Aet makes
-provision whereby a person or lirm may assittn his or Us
business when the business is in such a financial pos tion.
that it is no longer advisable to have it continued;
And Whereas the said Bankruptcy Act makes provision
for a creditor to file notice of bankruptcy where lhe person
or firm is in arrears of payment to the creditor to the extent of$500;
And Whereas the assets of the estate either on assign
ment or on notice of bankruptcy nre placed In tie- possession of an authorised trustee;
And Whereas, we are of the opinion  that  In  mar***.   In
stances unnecessary  losses occur  In  the  handling of  the
estate of the assignee or the bankrupt;
And Whereas no provisos is made in ti-»- Bankruptcy
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aid
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,\(i ioi the epolnitttcol ol anj p< < •»»*- to represent ,
i. i.m ,,i ihe assignee or bankrupt;
Therefore  be  il   Resolved,   that   We  r«K|Uesl   the  Domi
BxecttliVS Council to make a complete and thorough
of the  Hankrtiptc)   Art.  with a  view  to making pfOVU
ioi- tin- handling ot a*-*-runi or bankrupt estates with
leas! |M»«slble Iohh to (he debtor, a* well as the end loi
part»«-tilarlv    that   the   Rovernmem   -should   b*<   requ-M-
revtae the Hankruptc) Act permitilsiit the assignor to «-*.-..
a person or person* to represent his Interenis. who would sel
with ihe creditor'** representative* In an ndvIttury  capo
I .111 led
Resolution  No. II.
Whereas '» area!  quantit)   of menhandse  \*  nhipp* | l,*,
express.
And Whereas recepls ate Issued in paymeni o( expr<««
charges for the amount paid;
And Whereas no information Is provided as fo bjOO   Ihi
smoaai paid hm i>*« n computed;
Therefore He it Resolved, that the Association should *«k
ihe Bx press Companies to revhw th»* reciHpii issue,) tot j. *.
menl ol charRe* in *u« li a wa) that f!o<> will show th** Well
Ol thi par ••!. the rate for the eUUH of tn. re hand li tit- si iti
ed and the full amount of the rharRf*    « arrled
Resolution No. 12.
Whereas Ut appreciate ver>  BtOCh the reitulation*« Issued
h\ ihe Vnm nuice Departmeni for th«> diatrlbuiion ol circa
lars at a half cent rat«*.
And Whereas so provision i» made for the leaue ol ,» hai
eeni stamp, bui payment i* made from •!.«• Pool tifh<- from
which   the   rirrular*   are   distributed   fOf   lh<-   numb*-r   *•
ar*- mailed:
And Whereas part of th*- benefits st advertising m** lot!
from the fact that without stamps on the envelopes, Ihe i*I'-
ln num*, instances, i* noi even carried homei
Therefore He it Resolved *ha« we reqo*<*t tin- post fifth
Departmeni lo make  svniinbis  the purchase ol ball "'■
Siampfl   10 fttrthef Improve th*- OM Ol Ih* half ren!   *lr» »u »r
rate    Carried
Del Monte Crushed Pineapple
Special
Summer Advertising
Now Running
We sre new running more DEL MONTE Crushed Pine
apple advertising than ever before. It is appearing in a
bg list of United States women's magaiines and The
8sturday Evening Post-with a total eirculat on in Canada
ef over 625,003 each month,
This ie entirely distinct from our regular advertising on
DEL MONTE fruits. It is also in addition to the strong
campaign of the Association of Hawaiian P.neapple Can-
errs—which in itself through United States magatlnes is
educsting hundreds of thousands of Canadian homes to
the msny usss of this product.
Alresdy DEL MONTE Crushed Pineapple has the larg.
est esle of any single brand of crushed pineapple on the
msrket. Why net tske sdvantage of the quick turnover it
offere? Concentrste on DeL MONTE—and get the full
selling force back of this popular brand.
CALIFORNIA PACKING CORPORATION
San Francisco, California. 926
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Resolution No. 12.
Whereas some manufacturers advertise premiums which
,. ,i he obtained with lha purchase of their merchandise;
\nd Whereas these premiums cannot be Riven away with-
oUi including their value lu the value of the merchandise
RUldi
\nd Whereas the premiums offered are, in many Instaitc-
, sold by lhe regular linos of traiV- other than the trade
..ii.iii selling USS class of merchandise with which the
premium was given away;
And Whereas tho giving of premiums is not of benefit to
il,.  public If they are pad for In the price of the Koods;
And Whereas the handling of these premiums is a nuls-
micfl and vexaclous to the trade;
And Whereas It unfairly interferes with the distribution
of merchandise similar In qual t> sold by other line* of legit
iiuaiu trade;
Therefore He It Resolved, that WS are- opposed to the
principle ol giving premiums with merchandise or in pack-
BROS, and that we suggest that the Association should take
thi*- matter up with the manufacurers who are di-r bating
premiums with their merihandlse, in an effort to \i\ to have
Ihis practise discontinued Carried as amended. Criminal
f'Ode be made to apply to manufacturers th*- same a* now
applied to retailers.
Resolution No. 1*.
Whereas the ex.stence of two Overeat pieces In Canadian money, one In nickel and one in silver, is very annoying
in ihe trsde. and It Is preferable thai one should be abol
letted;
He It Resolved, that representations be made the I sun In
tun Qovernmeni asking that no more five-cent pieces In nickel
be put into c nutation    Carried
Reeelution No. IS.
Whereas the Federal tlovernment at the last session
amended to a certain extent the Income tax;
Whereas, considering the cost of collecting this tux. and
the great number of people who never pay it;
Ih* It Resolved, that our ivunlnlon office take up this
question at the am opportunity with he Dominion Govern*
men and that strong pressure be brought to bear for is can-
• ellii ion -Carried.
Resolution No. 16.
Whereas the Federal Oovernmeni established s commit*
tee to study the question of tariffs;
Whereas the question of other taxes Is also of ureal im-
parlance;
He It Resolved, thai the Association, through its Dominion office, aak the government to appoint a committee to
study the existing system of taxation and the way that the
retail merchants are affected by same, and that retailers
should be appointed on this committee.- Carried.
Reeolution No. 17.
Whereas tho iv>st office Departmeni have been preparing* and supplying lists of the names of persons calling for
mull In the various post offices in Canada;
And Whereas these llsta are useful to persons or firms
carrying on a Mail Order business In ths districts represented by the lists;
And Whereas these persons or linns carrying on this
mall order bun ness make no contribution In the districts In
which ihey do their business;
And Whereas ihe local merchants pay taxes for the privilege of doing business;
Therefore He It Resolved, that we consider that the Host
Office Department should not assist persons or firms to Introduce unfair competition for tho sale of merchant! so by the
I'teparaton and distribution of these lists, and that a request be made that this policy of he Host Office Department
bo discontinued.—Carried
Reeolution No. 18.
Whereas largo quant,ties of unsolicited merchandise are
being distributed ihrougo the malls;
And Whereas the parties distributing this merchandise
'•take no contribution In taxes or In any other way to lhe
districts In which the merchand so Is shipped;
And Whereas the merchandise has heen found to be no
better then similar merchandise which can bo secured from
the local stores;
Ami Whereas the distribution of ihis merchandise directly Into the home of the consumer creates unfair competiton
with tlie local taxpaylng merchant;
And Whereas the receipt of this merchandise with the
request thai it be paid for or returned, with the following
collection letters Is very annoying and vexatious;
Therefore He It Resolved, that a request be made to the
Host Off.ce Department that regulations be Issued preventing thedlstributlon of unsolicited merchandise where the
merchandise Is being distributed with the request that It be
purchased hy the party to whom it, is addressed.—Carried.
Resolution No. 20.
Whereas the internal distribution business of Canada is
one of ihe largest factors of our commercial life;
And Whereas a great loss to the consuming public and
to the merchants Is incurred by discriminatory legislation
unfair methods of com|w*tlt.lon. and lllegitmmate methods of
distribution;
And Whereas Departments have been established In our
Dominion Governmenl to investigate and suggest methoda
for Improving our export and import trade, our labour problem, our agricultural conditions, our mining and fishing
lndustr.es, our forestry production, our railways, our banks,
our insurance companies, and other industrial enterprises;
And Whereas representations have been made that a
Department should be established within the Department of
Trade and Commerce to investigate and suggest methods for
improving the internal distribution of merchandise In the
interests of the public and the distributors.
And Whereas if such a department were established the
Minister of Trade and Commerce would be the representative
of the Internal Distribution bus ness of Canada In the Dominion House of Parliament.
Therefore He It Resolved, that these representations be
renewed, and that a special effort be made to have such a
department  established.—Carried.
Resolution No. 21.
Whereas many forms of taxation are placed upon the
merchants of Canada by the municipalities under the (towers
granted to them by the Provindlal Government;
And Whereas these taxes Increase the cost of living;
And wlo-reas in many Instances these forms of taxation
are discriminatory;
Therefore He It Resolved, that while we realize th© necessity of raising taxes to maintain public utilities and pay off
liab lilies, yet wo would Instruct the Provincial Boards to
make a thorough study of tho Municipal Acts in their provinces with a view to removing such forms of taxation aa
are not in the best Interests of community development.—
t'n tried.
TEES & PERSSE OPEN VANOOUVER BRANCH
Tees & lVi'sso. Ltd., manufacturers' agents with
l rail office fit Winnipeg, ami branches in Fort William. Reginn, Moose .Taw, Saskatoon, Calgary ami Edmonton, announce tho oponing of their seventh branch
office in Vancouver, to take care of Pacific Coast business. The general improvement in Western business
conditions and particularly in British Columbia, to-
gpther with tho splendid prospect for future business
ami tbe company's unbounded fa-ith in Western Canada
prompted them to widen their business activities still
furl her bv opening this Pacific Const branch.
The Vanoouvor branch operates under the name of
Tees & IVrsso (B.C) Ltd., with James Wood, prominently known in the Western brokerage field, as man*
ager,
LARGE SALE OF FIXTURE?.
II is roported that J. 8. Maxwell & Co., handling the well-
known line of Olatworthy & son Ltd.. has obtained a contract
for store fixtures for the Win. Hick Ltd. new store. Mr. Maxwell has his show room and offlr© al 31S Homer Street,
Phone Sey. 1533. 24
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ItltlTISII  i'<»l.l Mill \     \l.lti;i!T\     VI IRON
Aiimui
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DOMINION
Inlaid Linoleum
Jaspe Linoleum
Omits Linoleum
Printed Linoleum
Battleship Linoleum
Linoleum Rugs
Passage Linoleum
Floor Oilcloth
Oilcloth Rugs
Stair Oilcloth
Cork Bath Mats
Fsltol
Tahls Oilcloth
Shelf OUcloth
Enamelled Oilcloth
Brocade Covers
Sanitilo
Decorative Wall
Burlap
DOMINION
LINOLEUM
PRODUCTS
FOR
BIG FALL
BUSINESS
(lei ready for the rush nf Pall trade thai always f«»l
lows when vacation -Iny**-. finish and folks prepare
to settle for the winter Hollies mo*! bo bright''in »l
up.    Now floor* are in demand    particularly tirij*hf,
cheerful Dominion Ploora that add beauty to every
room they are Iai-1 in
Kvery homo in your neighborhood is a prospeel for
one or more of the Dominion Products li»tei| on the
left. Make this buaineaa YiM'W business by $0*0$
after it with n definitely planned campaign.
First, cheek over vour stoek, and send an order i«»
vour jobber.   Then h>«»k to vour floor aud window
• at 0
displays nnd map out your local advertising. Tell
people you have the goods tiny want, niul your
sales will just naturally mount.
Donrinioii OikJoth & Linoleum
Company Limited
MONTREAL
Makers of Floor Coverinvs tor Over 50 Yean.
Free
Dominion
Dealer Helps
Dominion u indow undfiom
display malttiol is tfoun (ot
tht asking, FREE of oil
charge   Thttt is out to-tan I
panel, attitlic thou <<•'«/•
pottett, lantern tlitltt. I**'1
I fins tepiosluced on puff
for making up into dummy
rolls, stealths*, tit, ailn-d
ioe foliiett in caloutt j»<
mailing to your totlomtt t,
ntwspaptr tlttttos in douhlt
una* tingle column for atl-
oetlising, and many other
htlps*    Makt full W« *i
this FREE ttnict   Chrt*:
ooer uour prtstnl tupplt,
then mile today for what
you need. 'Nl B    RETAILER
WHITISH COLUMBIA- ALBBRTA-YUKON
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Outfitting the Boys for School
Plans Should now Be Made to Secure Extra Business for the Boys' Department in Late August—Factors
That Have Contributed to the Success of Stores Catering to Boys—Emphasize tha Pleasant Bids of School
Life in Displays.
In a little under a month from now schools all over
the country will be re opening their doors, ami during
Im- latter part of August mothers will be looking
round to? auit aide clothing for their hoys Muny
i them in tha towns and eountry districts will inslinc*
lively turn tu the mail order catalogue, for that is
•heir first thought when making almost any purchase,
ami in the eiiioH a groat many will think Immediately
of the boys' departmeni In their favorite department
hlore, and make a mental note that they must eall in
I hers at the first opportunity. Stores having n good
hoys' departmeni ean bo reasonably certain that they
will receive calls from their regular customers, bul if
they want to increase the amount of business they do
in this department ihis fall. th. v natal figure on ways
nnd means of getting business that is now going to the
mail order houses and department stores,
After the long summer holidays the active school
hoy \h usually in need of n complete new outfit. He
needs a oap and a suit, stockings, of course, and shoes,
shirts and blouses; a sweater eoat or a Jersey arc also
wanted, and even if the boy has a suit that is good
enough for School wear, he still needs other articles of
apparel in order that he may start out spick and span
on the first day of school,
If You Want More Boys' Trade.
If the elothier is t»* get some of the boys' trade that
now goos to the mail order houses or i ho department
Mores, he must first do something to make the patrons
nf those institutions thoroughly aware of lhe foot that
he soils hoys' apparel, and also that they can obtain
jllSl a little heller satisfaction through dealing at his
store than they ean elsewhere
In looking over the records of clothing stores that
have had suoeossful boys' departments, two or three
Ihlngs stand out as Intr contributing factors to their
success.   One of ihose is that tiny have featured just
n little smarter stylos than their competitors? people
who bought boys' clothing there know that thev were
getting tho very latest stvlos and that they could flbsoV
Utoly depend on tHe quality, Another factor in security the boys' trade and holding it has been thc fact
that these stores have made a strong play to secure the
favor of tho hovs themselves. A great mam' plans
have been followed to do this, hut the one that anpear-
■'d to bo most universally followed has hecn that of
nresenring some munll souvenir to bov purchasers, One
firm has found thnt ou presenting little wooden whistles
to iill small children who e|-no to the store with their
Parent*, ami lo older children who oall ul thc store by
themselves, thev have made the store a prime*favorite
with the eMMftn of the neighborhood.   The individual
whistle costs practically nothing, but it makes that
store the most talkod-of business house in the district.
Other stop's hold prize contests and numerous other
plans of interesting the boys, which have frequently
bi un recounted in these pages.
Window Display Important.
Another big factor in the success of thc boys' do-
partment is in giving it adequate window display attention. Some stores have at all times a window devoted to hoys' clothing, and this is frequently given
over to novel trims which the boys talk about among
themselves ami toll their parents about what they have
seen. Another, and one of thc biggest factors in the
success of hoys' departments is thc care taken by thc
merchants and the sales force to see that when a
mother brings her boys in for clothing that she feels
quite free to wander around and leisurely decide what
she wants. She also likes to feel that if the garment!
prove unsatisfactory when she gets it home, that she
can return it and exchange it for something else without feeling that she is asking for some unusual favor.
These, of course, are general principles with regard
to the conduct of the boys' department. For the open-
ng of thc fall season, we can be a little more specific.
The merchant should use every means at his disposal
for bringing his department to the attention of parents
of hoys of school age. Where he uses newspaper advertising he should devote a generous portion of it during the last weeks of August to featuring all manner of
apparel for boys, aud even if he docs use newspaper
.idvertising he should also send out some form of direct-
hy .mail matter to the boys' homes, lasts for this purpose can be obtained from school lists, church organisations and from the dealer's lists of adult customers,
where he knows there are boys in the family.
Then of course there are the display windows. Some
merchants go to a great deal of trouble fixing up displays that suggest school opening, but there arc others
who doubt the effectiveness of theae displays, particularly while the holidays arc still in progress. They
reason that one of their moat effective selling devices
•is to obtain thc goodwill and friendship of the boys
and that it does not please the boys nt all to he reminded that school will soon be rc-opened. The boys arc
doing their best to forget thi,!'they have only a week
or so more holidays and consequently when they sec
school books, slates, or a setting suggesting a school
room in the store window, they an*- not inclined to
stand before it and admire it, nor to go home and tell
their parents about it. Quite frequently they fear, and
with good reason, that the parents will suggest that
they devote an hour or so each day to brushing up what 26
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they had learned during the previous school term. This
may be so ami it may be that these merchants have got
I he* right slant on the situation Hut thi* i* 110 reason
why effective wndow dsiplays should not be put in:
displays that will appeal to thc boya ami al the same
time suggest to the parents that it is time to purchase
a mw outfit for the boy in anticipation of the school
opening.
SMUGGLED GOODS HITTING NECKWEAR
MANUFACTURERS
Canadian neckwear manufacturers are fighting lhe
smuggling activities of eertain sales organisations, and
are hitter iu their accusations of the laxity of I'Yderal
customs department in permitting the continuance of
a situation that has aroused threatening proportion*
P
If you want the Best.
Wear"Pride of the West."
MANUFACTURERS
SHIRTS
PANTS
MACKINAWS
OVERALLS
Water-Repellant Clothing
"RAIN-TITE"
•RAND
today Smith, Blair & Co., Limited
VANCOUVER, B.C.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE
.lust who tins,, smuggling organisation*  ,, m
common knowledge t«» everyone in the trade  th    I
apparently not to thbse who should be moal iniertnt.i
the customs service    Suffice to nay ttn \ arc distrib
tiling th« ir merchandise throughout the i*u.-\ snu\s ,,.-
the country at prices lhat oaiuiot be met b\ inaaufsti
Hirers forced to import their gooda through reetiUr
ehannela, ami subjse! lo the proper custom* Rpprni«al
ami levy. Tho name* of I how firms are hni■! lo f«f,
nish Here today and gone to morrow, tht?) an eoBljh.
lisliy coming to the lnolo iu a m-w guise, bill lhat th,
same salesmen move from one firm to another i-. an iii
liicalion thnt the head* of the different bouses an idea.
tically the same
Smuggling ha* hit the neckwear trade n IkkIj bios
To many neckwear manufacturers sn even mon n riou*
matier ha* been the psJstenee of eusloms sni»mbiii
method*, thai have favored the manufacture id !>,*,■>
ureal in the United Slates rather than in C'auada, bis!
lhal have made man) manufacturers Slttd) ieriounh
the question of eatabliahing branch plant* scums tht
lim*
SmuggKng, ai fiwli «raa chiefly in piece goods; ia
the holt* of *ilk from which neckwear i* madi       \»
*mug*h')ini; operations Increased, ami. without apparent
Inereaae in protective messurea, the smuggler! became
more hold and began tO smuggle over completed lid
mufflers, ete
Bvidencs of thi* smuggling ha* faced Canadian
manufacturer* on every hand    One Canadian mamr
facturer, who had ihe exclusive Canadian rights lo tht
distinctive *ilk pattern* of an American house, found
tie* made up of tho muds material and In the tow
patented styles, under** Hint? hi** own OR the Csnarlisa
market One line, which he wa* offering to th<* whole*
sale tfids nl 16.20 I dosen, and which wa* offcwl Ui
the relail trade at $~ Till a don n, was freely offered lo
Canadian merehanta ai who, ami some retail utorw
offered ii ai two for SI'J.ri Inquiry revealed thai the
yoods did not eome from hi* factory, nor had ihey
heen -*ohl by ihe American bouse lo any supposed!}
American firms
BRITISH COLUMBIA 8 FUR CATCH
From May 15 to .Inn.  15 i» the busy period nl llmw
outposts of civilisation in British Columbia t«> which
the   trappers   come   from   distant   crocks   lestlereu
throughout the north country    Then* i* every lliili***
tion ihat this year's etteh will be one of tho larg«
Canadian Export & Import Co., Limited
"TORII" LINE OF GIFT AND ART GOODS
CARNIVAL NOVELTIES AND TOYS
REAR OF 408 CORDOVA STREET WEST        .        .        VANCOUVER, B.C.
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T II K    RE
UltlTlBH COLUMBIA
T A I L E R
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un record in tiiu* provinee. despite a scarcity of sum*
vnrletles of fur.
London, of course, is the chief buying centre of the
fur trade, aud prices there regulate thc price paid to
lhe trappei'H Indians and white* in the far north,
I'ash.on expert*. li.tMMi miles away decide the value of
the trapper*' ealeh,    .lust  n-»w tin- chief fur coming
nut of northern Britiah Columbia Is the beaver, To n
seot-c of trading posts scattered across tlv breadth
nf the .provinee. hundred* of heaver skins in prime
eondition have been COmillg, Karly in May the price
paid for them at the northern trading posts was from
rfJH to Mil. Ah the season progressed the price (Implied to |SS for a first-grade pelt. Marten fetches $15,
mink *W, Usher £t'i, and the humble muskrat $1.35,
A* an illustration of the great variation in pell
prices, duo to the fickleness of fashion, one may cite
the oiifo of fishers, Not many years ago a prime fisher
pell fetched as high as $125, Then the price dropped
to $80; now it is down to $30, Ermine (weasels a
year or two ago could be bought for 25c a skin-, marten, sometimes much sough! after, is now down in
price ,aml. incidentally is scarce in British Columbia.
BROWN TONES A FEATURE IN MEN S FALL
CLOTHING
Rcddiah browns are said to be taking their placo ns
the dominant color in nun's clothing of the liner grades for the fall season, and browns generally arc leading both in the top and mcdum price ranges. Grays
ami blues arc reported to be holding their own, and
blue heavy weight overcoats arc selling in good volume
along with the lighter colors in spite of the collapse ni
the blue lopooat business for spring.
The trade feds that tin* error in judgment with ro*
yard to bines was in lhe expectation thai they would
he in demand for spring wear, when the average man
has boon educated to look for lighter colors it is still
believed, however, that blues will he good for fall.
Manufacturers have nothing to say a* yet regard*
inu colors or fabrics for the spring season, declaring
it is too early lo form an idea, although several houses
have Kent their buyers abroad to look over the lines iu
London Om> manufacturer declared emphatically,
however, that ho could sec little chance that thc trade
will accept the yellow colorings which arc being wg*
Hosted for spring for the reason that they arc not praetieal for a groat many men, whose complexions mnko
yellow impossible
OUTLOO"  IN  TPKTILE  MANUFACTURE
That tin. Canadian eotton textile menufseturlng Industry
hsd not boon able to operate Its plants to cspsett) for any
extended period during the paai rear, *>* to obtain equitable
prieei for any length ol time because ol the unssttsfactory
Male of lhe textile Inule In (Jiciit lit* tain end competition
from mills in (he Southern Stales, wns doclarcdby Mr. I\ 0,
t>anlel«. inanaRltiK director of tha Dominion Textile Co., Untiled at the mmuai general meeting of thai company.
Mr, iintiii-iw stated timt approximately BO per cent, of liie
manufactured eotton imotis imported Into the Dominion could
i»o ropinrod bv Canadian goods if the companv had tm iippor*
•unity of worklns under an equitable tariff, H«- objected par
tlCUlarly to the low rate of 2S per eent. on sroy cotton fab-
rles nnd ir» nor eent. on white cotton fabrics from tbe United
Kingdom, Tbe r»o ner cent of Imports which, In Mr, Darnels
onlnlon. could be eliminated and the demand supplied hv Canadian mils, represents a business of al i*m»si $10,000,000 an-
anally, At the annual meeting of Canadian Cottons, Lim*
Ited, Mr. A. O, Dawson, vice-president, staled thai the out-
look for the cotton textile Industry at the presenl time was
not ns favorable a* Mint Of a year ago,
LIGHTHOUSE
BRAND
OVERALLS
"Always on the job.n
Huskiest fabrics; roomy cut; triple
stitched, np-pi*oof, pucker-proof sea-ins;
and ample reinforcement at points of
greatest wear, — that's Lighthouse
Brand,—the Overall that's as strong as
the man who wears it.
No wonder men who have onee worn
Lighthouse Brand come back for the
second pair.
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ROCK ISLAND OVERALL
COMPANY
Rock Island, P.Q.
kv.
Representative:
R. M. FOSTER
28 Water St,
Vancouver,
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THK    BETA 1LEB
BRITISH rol.I'MIU.V -.U.HKUTA-YUKON
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ll is very notioealilo that oven with the tremendous
vogue for frooks of silk, many of tin* prettiest summer
dresses are made of eotton fabrics, tho sheer voiles ami
organ-lies taking thc lend. Many of the smartly dressed WOOieu at the resorts are wearing the exquisite
dainty voiles smocked in Hungarian fashion Those latter dresses are delightful in white with tho eolorful
threads of red nnd blue carrying out tin- elaborate design. Voiles of pastel hues are trimmed in laee and
inimy are eleverly tucked.
The little folks and tho young girls who go iu for
the latest fads are wearing cretonne drosses, selecting
designs ns near as possible to tho patterns seen iu their
gay and eolorful parasols; tho effect is novel and most
eha rining.
There arc othor interesting features of (he Into Hummer modes, sueh as the straw ensemble -parasol, shoes
and hand bag all woven grasses gay with flower decor
atioiiK in colored straws—an interesting fad, though
one which could scarcely be called practical, "Kcos-
snis" is the name of a new soft plaited straw used for
Ihe very smart hats that fold carelessly at tlie crown;
ihey are rivalled by the ballibuntle hat, which wears
Ihe owner's monogram painted on (he side of 'ho
crown.
But, after all, nothing quite takes the place of the
pretty white sports hat of fill at this time of th,, .
This hat comes iu stylos and shapes suitable for *
woman, from tlie trim, rather wide brimmed ami !
crowned bat for the mature woman to lhe bit ra!.
vagabond stylo affected by the girl win. folios
latest mode.
Wherever an evening frook is seen the flower .1
ing tho loft shoulder is seen also, ami the woman of
criminating  taste  selects  hor shoulder  corsage   v
eare.    Hor first choice is usually a big handsome flov
of eh iff On,    When  sin   wears  black    which   \*, ,,•-,
for black is smart this season    the flower is ustinlh
gay liul. though a black flower may be selected t,   -i
just the right nole to a frock of colored fabHc
Stay at home folks have their own fashions in ,-p
frocks    They are using strijM-d rn>on ami printed p
e: b*s. sometimes finding a desi
thai ia an exact reproduction
one used iu a printed silk thai
mod effective The house dres*
are  made  up  for  tin   must   p
with e'bow sleeves; they are ■-.,
end out of llf way, and yet I
;o catreine aa fin sleeveless di
i f |a I year
The semi -made dresses, IhOSI  printed with B boi
at the hem and tin- pretty design about the nek
edges of the kimono sleeves, make Up tnost BtifaCtivi
and they will be a real joy to lhe 'woman win  Oil !
ing difficult
Advance Titos on Fall Styles.
Ami. while vou have a few ln/v moments on I
• s
porch, it's Well to be thinking o\fr lhe fall needs
planning ju**t what yon and the family will Wear sdi
the weather grows chilly; so. of course, vou will HI
a few lips as to the latest modes
As to hms, mueh is heard of the raised waist! *
ami the Moused walal is a silhouette all by itself
is used both in sports and drew elolhes and it is seen
iu the latest importations, sometimes as a mere loosen
ing of the blouse above the hips, where the fabric i-
fitted smoothly and snugly, to the other extreme, whor*
the bodice is full and extendi over thc bolt about the
entire waist.
There is much talk of the dolman wrap, a graceful
ami easyto wear garment; lot us hope it is successful
in making itself popular, There i* talk. too. of th'
continued popularity of the eape eoat. and the en Hies!
showing of furs includes some amarl models of flat car
aetil made with (fraceful <'ape sleeves
I
liOtLtSl
ff-
lb* Suoarsaiatiman,
"Did roil ever have any real experience"*' a  travelling
Hill* HlltHII   wan   HHkeil,
"Aboul twenty yearn a*n." he replied. "I wsi ordered out
of Wyoming by n notorious two gun man who didn't like lit'*
oul Of my clot lien,'
"Well, I SUppOae >oul oh! no tlmo In gel ting aWajff
"No, sir, i iH.uKiit him u couple or drinks and sold him ■--,
suit." 1926
THK    RETAILER
BRITISH  .•nl.t'MUIA-.-.\l       UTA-Vt'KON
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COTTON.
Manchester, Augusl 2. "yjfi,
RffortS to bring about mIi*h nt it axed pr.es nre contlnu
OUl, but hitherto unsuccessful Tho latent project In an
Mnerlciin Yarn Association Owners of 2o.o00.ooo iplndlei
engaged °n American cotton, about one half 01 the whole,
have had *•** meetings In order to devise a scheme under
which minimum yarn price* showing a profit nhall Ih- cntab-
Hihed, below which no member of the romblnat on may noil
without making himself liable to heavy penalties
The main consideration which the promoters put forward
In recommending the scheme In that under It DO Ann nhall
benefit Individually The chief conn.deration will be general
ill round boned! Owing to Us constitution the Federation
n( Mantor Cotton Spinner* cannot formally join the proponed
tn w association, but they give it wordn of counnel and en-
(ouragemsnt
Those who are engaged in the export trade tn ptecegoodi
would be glad 11 tl»e>, too. could follow th is example, At the
present timo they are agbting severe sdverse conditions, lo
the flrsl half of this yoar the eXpOrt of cotton >arnn wan
down 9 3 per cent, and the export of cotton plecegOOdl Uti
■lo»n 10 7 per rent, compared with 192f>. which Itnelf wan a
ver) bad year Thai Is not the worst of the ntory. not only
(ltd trade diminish, but much of It wan conducted at a lOSI,
In other wonts. In order to maintain their foot tig In the
markets of ihe world, a footing which han been established
to Ions yours ol active and. on tho whole, prontablc trading,
• tportrrn for tho time being have been prepared to engage In
unprofitable transactions.
CLOTHING.
Kxcopt for special orders and sale linen men's clothing
manufacturers have flntshod the summer trade and are on
rased on winter overcoats More Of tills business pannes each
lesson from Ihe role I bespoke tailors to the wholesale cloth
lers. and the same may also be said of the trade In evening
dross wear. Double.breasted chesterfield coats are strongly
featured for thc coming season, principally In snuvuhfln-
Ished materials, endeavors to restore to favor the rougher
finished fabrlrs having proved unsuccessful For boys' wear
double•breasted soats easily outnumber the slngletbressted
style*, while for all age* double breast«sl suits gain ground,
The National Assnclai on of Outfitters continues to press
for the standardisation of the measurement* Of moan underwear Alroadv a number of suppliers have sgreed to dl*-
pease mltl, the old markings of SM, M., and OS. (small
men's, men's, and outalto) and to mark underwear In Inchon.
This does not .however, satisfy tho retailers, who complain
that Sleeve length to chest measure and leg length to waist
measure van with Individual manufacturers It Is, therefore, sought to establish an agreed si ale of measures, to which
nil producers will conform
Garment manufacturer* announce that not a few of their
retail clients expect price reductions on autumn and winter
merchandise .ami suggest that in consequence ol lhe essen-
ed demand due to tho effeetn of the coal dispute mnkcrs-up
should be willing to accept lower rates In order to secure busi
ness. || is pointed out that Instead of values declining tsey
are more likely lo advance, the reduced production In cloth
mill and clothing factorv having exactlj the opposite effect
to thai anticipated by such buyers, as overhead expenses
must be spread over a smaller output
■OOTS ANO 8HOES.
cumstances there is a rush, during the weeks preceding tho
August holidays, for production in this quality, but this year
the rush has not come, and in some factories there were, at
the end of last week, practically no orders, with the result
that operatives In some departments had to take an enforced
rest.
Manufacturers of tho It ghost grade of men's boots are
more happily placed, and the demand for fancy shoes for
women in good, A difficulty which may arise here Is tho
nhortage of material, the supply for some of the more expen
nive kinds of shoes being very limited. The ortchanging
demands in styles and colors In women's footwear bave long
been a source of embarrassment to both manufacturers and
retailers, and last week the matter was discussed by the
National Assoclat'on of Shoe Retailers. It was recognised
that nowadays shoos are as Important as hats In the dress
scheme of the modern woman, and there was equal realisation of the impossibility of foretelling the future trend or
fashion, with the result, that retailers often sustain serious
lonn by having sockn left on their hands. An endeavor Is to
bo made to draw up a scheme of cooperation between the
varoun branches of the trade with a view to minimising the
difficulties and inconveniences that have been experienced
in the pant .
CANADIAN CELANE8E CONTRACT AWARDED
Construction Work on $7,000,000 Plant to Begin Shortly
Everything is now set for the commencement o f const ruction work on the huge plant of Canadian Celanese, L'mlted.
at Drummondville, Quebec, the general contract having been
awarded tn Foundation Company of Canada. Limited. The
cost when completed and equipped is estimated to be around
$7,000,000,
Tho contract which has been awarded embraces seven
build tigs, railway sidings, roads, walks, sewers aod tunnels.
Some of the buildings will be of reinforced concrete, while
others will be stool and brick.
Canadian Coianese owns the sole rights for Canada and
its dependencies to manufacture cellulose acetate and articles
produced I herefrom under the Dreyfus patents and processes,
Including tho manufacture of artificial silk, non-lnriammable
celluloid, non Inflammable photographic and cinematographic
films, non-inflammable transparent paper, artificial wool and
in the form of dope and varnishes for the Impregnation of lex-
t los and the dressing of woods, leather, etc.
AN  IMPORTANT  DECISION  HANDED OUT  BY THE
HIGH COURT OF CANADA.
This case has been before the courts of Canada for near
ly two years, and Is In reference to the manufacture of Paris
Garters In Canada. The Domln'on Suspender Company. Lid,.
Nlsgara Falls, have been maklv Paris Garters ln Canada for
over fifteen years. Some two years ago A. Stoln & Company commenced making tho same garters in Tornnto, and
the Dominion Suspender Co.. Ltd.. Niagara Falls, brought action to stop them.
Tho case was tried before Mr. Justice Kelly, who handed out the following decision.
Tho plalntHf. the Dom'.n Ion Suspender Co., Ltd*, will,
therefore, have judgment with costs for an Injunction and
damages, with reference lo (he matter to ascertain the
amount thereof; and the counter claims of both defendants
will be dismissed with costs. Further directions and further costs reserved until after the Master's report.
Northampton, August Int.
The boot trade Is still short of orders, and all hough the
■Position does nol appear to have grown worse dUMOg tne
last week, such requests as are coming to hand are nearly 8U
for small parcels required for tho holiday trade. wWoh, W\tM
nature of thing., cannot go on Indefinitely A rathe, dlslurt-
Ins factor In a decline In Inquiries for medium Cla SfiMJJJJ
Mon. an Indication thai the offset <>< the general m™™
depression is becoming more widespread.  i» oroiaan —
f OR SALE.
Stori* and Dwelling House, 76 x 36, on Waterfront,
with Warehouse on neacb 14 x 20, Including Float
snd Shod; Gas Tank about to be erected The Stock
of General Merchandise Is valued at 14,600. Price
for Store. Dwelling, 140 acres land going for $10,000.
For further information apply E. Thompson, Church
House, It. 0.
: 0
THE    BETA ILER
RRlTtSM  OU.t'MlUA    Al.llKltTA    YCKmN
ALBERTA CROP CONDITIONS
Edmonton, August, 1920.
Alberta's crop for 1926 will be fully 10 per cent, in
advance of the average yield for the past few years,
in the opinion of NV. .1. Garland, formerly manager of
the grain depart ment of tho United Grain Growers'
branch Were ami now in charge of supplies for this company in Calgary.
Crops throughout the provinee, states Mr Garland,
are exceptionally good with the exception of the area
along the Tahcr lino ami the Many berries line, nml in
a limited territory northeast of Edmonton. Cutting haa
started iu the south and some very satisfactory yields
are reported,
Mr. Garland who is in a good position to estimate
the crop which will bo harvested, reports tilt there is
a considerably increased demand for binder twine this
season, and that sales of farm machinery have been
very satisfactory. There is every evidence, to* believes,
following inspection of a largo part of the province,
that this erop will bo one of the best to be harvestc I in
the past several years, Cttfting whieh Ivts commenced
in ihe south, it is stated, has advanced northward po*
sibly twenty miles a day. and is general over the con
tral part of the provinee.
CANADIAN FAIR TRADE LEAGUE TO ASSIST
FRUIT GR0WEH8
The following representatives of the Associated
Growers nre co-operating with .1. T. Crowder, manager
of lhe Canadian Fair Trade League, in an effort to arrive at a satisfaetory working basis for the distribution
of B. C. fruit in the prairie provinces this Pall: (I II
Florence, Winnipeg. II. .1. Mcltao. Moose .law; F
Thompson, Saskatoon; .). It. Dickie. Calgary Confer
i noes will be held iu the near future at strategic
prairie points.
NEW DEPARTMENT 8TORE FOR EDMONTON
A contract has been lot to Messrs. Carter. Halls
Aldiuger Co.. Ltd., of Winnipeg and Vancouver, for the
erection of a large department store for Me-*sr*. Wood*
wards' Limited, pioneer merehants of Vancouver, The
store will be located on First Street. Edmonton, ami
when completed will equal in equipment any store
building now being const moled in Canada.
CANADIAN FAIR TRADE LEAGUE
J. T. Crowder. president of the Canadian Fair
Trade League is again covering llu west, expounding
lhe principle of Price Maintenance to manufacturers,
wholesalers and retailers.
Well attended meetings are reported from Manitoba during \\i* week August 17*. Saskatchewan, An
gust 9*14. and Alberta August 10-21.
Mr. Crowder is now in liritish Columbia, and will
terminate his ilinary August 29.
"Where la the car?" demanded Mrs. Dlggn
"Dear mc6" ejaculated Professor Diggn. "Did I take the
car out?"
"You certainly did.   You drove It to town."
How odd!   I remember now that after I got out I turned
around to thank tho gentleman who gave mo the lift and
wondered where he had gone."-American l<**glon Weekly.
ALBfRTA TRAOE  NOTES.
Mm. i-: Dysoa in opening it branch ot not soaiei       ,,-
r»tore !n the Arcade, * algiiry
John D. he rompnny. Limited, havs closed lhe i a
Mile mllllner> more in t'algan
It In reported that the drug buniiicnn ol A   K   Peppei   i
trar).   han  been   void.
John Flat It haa commented a grocer)  more SI  Klk«
bake,
Norman  Dixon  In  reported to have nold out  hln -.•>.,,
Store at Medicine Hat
Dave)   llrothern are operating a general more Ihim*
oids
The Dl7gO0dS and i lolhlng  more ol   Francr  \   Compel
\\ am* right, ban been bought l»» J   I'atternon
it i» reported frwa Bdatouton that Messrs Tew a r-
of  Alberta Limited, grocer)  broker*, are re-orgaO'tlns th<
business,
w Morton of Cllve, Aita   i»a« been succeeded h* <• \\
Santiln in hln general ntore there
lludnon S  Willed are advertising lor nalc thHr drys ■••!
bostaeos In Bdmoaton
J   II   l.lnon. Kdnionion. ha* Mild hin diUK bttSiaeSl lo I   I
Long
The Pioneer Store  Kdmouton (Bten'l *e«rl   i» closed
William Man n i« reported lo i>«ve optmsl a branch 0 hi*
general ntore »' KnrJmnt
K   I,   Jar v in ban dincontlnu'd  hln grOCCT}   Store ■■*■'  I *
brldgi
Tlo- Thaell Tailoring i ompativ SIS i»« longer in bUfttaci
at Lethbrldg**
II   A   Watt han SOld out bin genital ntore at Lt-nhuni
J   K   I amlH-rt ol Si   Albert, haa opened a branch Ol
general ntore at VHItPOSfS
The general ntore of YJakerj k in are reported lo l>*»N1
OPeaad a ntore at Taber
It In undr-rmood that II t olllnn |» d ncontinulns Iii" *-"''■
eral more at Tlllcy
F C, l-ong of Vermilion. In operating a branch drug Hon1
at Fdmontnn
In addition to groceries atol menu' fumi*litnic«  II   I  BoU"
*eii hai no* a replete ntork or implement* in mn *!<>t. ri
Vllna
J   If,   Malm,, \   han  commenced  bunlnenn  at  Iron  Spiiir
Share, In add tion to a general nto*k. he In earning » lint* "
iRipletaests
P, A. St   Armour ban commenced a gsaera! Stare «' Draal
A general more in now operating at llruc- under lhe Stan
ngernent of Mm  John Halter
N  S. Ilarr In now operating a general ntore at Inla)
It  In reported lhal Thoman Angu* of Medicine Hat. hi
purchased the grocer) bua'ncnn of Norman Dixon.
Freedman'n (irocerierla at   Medicine Hat  .han been  flUI
ihanod by W  Webber, grocer of Leader. Sank
V««—It Haa Hanpantd
The golfer gated at hln raddle lodlgnantlv "A dr W foi
thin hole! Only ISO yardn? Why. lt*S only a tunable and ■'
put for mttH
Confidently he stepped op lo the bail, maaltte in head
"< hug!" The ball dribbled off the leo amid an eruption ol
clod*. There wan an IntManl'n nllenoo broken by thti murnno
Of the caddde
"Now for a helluva long put." 192U
THK    KKTAILKR
BRITISH I'oU'MIIIA    AI.IIKUTA -YUKON
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A FEW CONVENTION REFLECTIONS
By
Provincial BscreUry Walter F. lag
Impressions «f any convention are apt to be biased
,1,.,„ nding "ll the questions and issues dealt with
We have been asked tO give a few of our impi-os-
h|„iW of the Dominion Convention of l* Retail Mer-
chants' Association of Canada Inc., held at Fort Wit-
ijnlu on July 1*2-1*0.
Walter f. \*S* ***** Columbia Provincial gecretary.
The most outstanding thing as far as at let Ian    «t
Ihis oot.vention wits eonoorned. was the scop  oi
presentation.    Kvery one of the nine provi in es
llomlnlon having front one to Ave or six re t
Uvea present.   So that thc discussions c. uld      tin'.
fully be said to have been national in their eharaetct,
Tin- HoriousnoHH in the tHscuaslona on tl* varioUH
resolutions and the IntenUieaa with wW^J5«r^aShe
was debated would have surprised any \181loi
dropped in. .
The strict parliamentary ,»r IwbJjJ] * ,jj
Chairman throughout the convention, «... pi  "        v
.lelegato present who had not soon this particular cnan
•nan iu acl ion before.
ah« „„nf th. -•'-"i-r',™l^t Z:Z
,'lKowhow in thin lim«, I**)*" **t>'«h ».*' ,' .,,,. ,.,i„ii
ram. ,,f tho out.t.mKng probl«m« if Wl W0» "'«
Hon taken to «w*4y Ui« wmedry whewvet II migni
The British Columbia delegate* were ^Jg1^
having several WSoUona passed directl) a «   >J
interest* of Ihe retails ill thh pwj cc>^"JJ
whiohlwill he seen as soon as Ihe neoessn.N atiuu
been taken to put them into effect.
The splendid hospitality of the Fort William officials mid citizens eould not help but make the delegates
realize that it was no empty phrase with him, when
his Worship the Mayor, offered them "The keys of the
city."
Tile convention was notable for the very short time
allowed the delegates for entertainment purposes, only
three functions during the entire six days were permitted to interfere (if the term can be used) with thc
business of the convention, whieh held three sittings
every day during the entire week.
The versatility of some of the delegates at meal
times ami as after-dinner speakers was quite impressive, and while some of them may have said they were
"embarrassed" eacl;, delegate called upon to say some?
Ihing for his own province did remarkably well.
The election of the President for the coming year
was, of course, an 'important part of the convention
programme. As reported in the press, this resulted
in the election of Mr. J, A. Hanfield. Winnipeg, to be
presidency for the coming year. In view of the exceptional services rendered by lhe ex-president, Mr. J.
T. Crowder. we do not envy the task of the newly
elected President of following in the footsteps of his
predecessor.
A greal many of the delegates were evidently of th'e
same opinion, judging from their remarks overheard
when the result of the election wns announced.
The official endorsation of the Canadian Fair Trade
League was one of the most important things accomplished by this convention. Altogether .this convention in the writer's humble opinion was the most outstanding gathering tl*f- retail trade of Canada has ever
hold, and tho deeisions arrived at are going to have a
very far-reaching effect on the retail trade of Canada.
Time. too. is the only element which will be able to
prove whether tho choice of the delegates in their lead-
cr for the coming year was well taken.
The trip around the harbour arranged by the merchants of Fort William was greatly enjoyed, as a
short respite from the strenuous convention sessions.
The forty-seven huge elevators that surround the head
of thc lakes was a real eye-opener. Wc could imagine
Vanoouver with just half that number.   Well! Why
not'
The invitation of St. John. N.B., after two years
effort mi their part, was accepted for thje next convention. That is a long way from British wdumbin. It
would simplify matters if some plan could be evolved
for pooling Ihe expenses of the delegates to these annual conventions.
WARNING I 1 1
A number of enquiries have been received at the
Provincial office of the Assoeiation In regard to ccr-
. n Voteran Association*, whose representatives arc
inIs ing he retail trade for subscriptions to carry
iriheir work, and m,uesting Information regarding
|,ona.jidos of this organization. j.
All merehants who are approached should make it
n not t of getting in touch wit* the Provtnoia Office
7 11 tail Merchants' Aviation beforei ha^ng
I,;,, any monies to these or any other kind of canvas-
scr for subscriptions. ,        nf«(,„ r0.
Information ia on file at the Provincial Office re
garding all organizations of this nature.
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Til K    K KTA I LER
unman Columbia m.hkut.n vukon
August
HARDWARE PRICES CURRENT
Tht follow.no art prleea quoted for principal linea of leading wholesale flrma.   Prieee quoted are neeettarily
aubject to market fluetuatione.
AMMUNITION.
Loaded Shot Shells.
Dominion:
Canuck. SI
12 IJ x 2«J x 1<» ch  I41.0S
It Q x 28 x  ltt ch  46.00
Imperial.
12 0 X tl X IH «'li      II 0°
22 x 28 x 1V4 ch  *M0
American.
U.M.C Nitro Club ll 0 x H x IH ob, 52 W
Peters HlRh (Sun          ..      . .   53 85
U.M.C Arrow 12 Q x :*8 x IS ch, ...   IS.t*
Peters Premier     M.M
Metallic Ammunition,
Dominion
22 short Smokcleati   .    I 50
22 lone SmokoleM . . * Tl
22  L.   Hin« Smokeless 7.90
22   L.   Rifle  l^stmvk     6 30
Amtrlcan.
22 Short Smokeless .5.1?
22 ix>ng Smokeless   , .Hi
22L Uine Smokeless J'•''■*
22 L Rifle Leemok • io
ANVILS—Peter Wrlfht. lun-e to 13) Iba.
t«r; over 119 Iba, »c
AXES-Roya' A ies. m U.» 112 CO to |1J 20
Sot.; double bit axes, unbundled. 122 20 lo
125 20 dot.; hunter* axes. 112 00 doi ; single
bitted axea, unhandled. 111.20 to 111 00 doi
BARS-Crow. Ill 0© per 100 Iba
BELTING-- Lace, rawhide aides. 11 «5; rut
S/ll at 12 45 per 100 feet. % at 13 lo per 100
feet; tt at M.60 per 100 feet.
BOLTS,   CARRIAOE-On   full   package*)
H and smaller up to l-ln. long, leaa SI 1/3
off llat; over IH In. 1*4 off llat   Note new
tarter, all lengths, leaa 20 off list. Note new
llat pricea In effect.
BOLTS. MACHINE- H and smaller up to
4-ln loot. !•*• 45 off list; over 4-In less
35 off llat; % 1?H and \ leas, 30 off Hut.
Note new list pricea In effect.
BOLTS, 8TOVE~Leee 55 off list
BOLTS. TIRE-Leee 20 add 10% on all
bolts for broken packages
BOARD.  Beaver—I'er 1.000 to 1.000 fe»t.
H1.00 par l.OOfl feet.
nniLKlut. RAN0B8~44*tala in.65 each
BUILDING  PAPBR-Tarrcd. »3c  to 11 20
Kr roll, according to quality; plain 7tc to
! per roll.
BUTTS—Plated. 141, antique copper an<t
dull braas Snleh IH > SH 0*r pair 34r: 34
iltt par pair 17c: 4tt « IH P**' »••' '"«*
BUTTS-Wrought ateel. No 104. ltt«ltt.
11.41 per dos.; IH ** IH HIS per dos.; 4H *•*
IH. H00 par dos.
CARPET PELT-ll oa. W-lb II71 roll
CATCHER. CUPBOARD—Old copper and
dull braas Snlsb. 114.00 per thousand
CHAIN—Coll B. electric weld, 111. Ill 10
per 100 lbs; H. HI 40 per 100 lbs s-lS. 116 50
par 100 lbs.
CHAIN—Logging, Ml x 14, 1100 each; %
t 14, It.71 each.
CHOPPERS FOOD -Universal No 0 132 10
doa.; Universal No. 1, 117.00 dos ; Universal
No. S, |SS 10 dos.: Universal No I. |41 tn doi
Home, No, IS. It 10 earh; Home, No li.
Ilia each.
churns, barrets-no. o. no 70 each-,
No. 1. 111.10 each; No. I, 111 10 each; No. I.
111.71 each
CLEVIS. MALLEABLE -Per IT.   llttr
CI/1THES LINE. WIRE-Per each, 60 ft .
II IS dos.: too ft II tl.
DRILLS—Bit stock II/I off new list;
blacksmith tt-ln. 16/1 off new list
EAVETR-OtTOH—Per 100 feet. l-ln. IS.7S
14-ln.. 14.44: u-ln.. |7.ss.
FILBS-Oreat Western. 11% off list; Black
Wo******!** tt% tstt list.
GARDEN HOSE—In M ft. lengths, un-
coupled—Terminal City, H-ln x 3 ply, 111.60.
14-ln. x I ply, 115.00; Wire bound, H-ln x 4
ply. 117.15: *Vln. x 4 ply, 121.60; corrugated.
H-ln. x I ply, 114.00; H-ln. x 3 ply, |i&25;
% In x I ply. 117.00.
COUPIJNOS ATACHBD-H-n.. H-ln.,
H-ln.. Me a sot.
GAME TRAPS-Vlctor. per dos Nn 0.
II IS; 1. HIA; IH 14.10; I. M40; I. If oo
H S N-dos No. 0. 14.10; 1, ft 00; IH.
1710: I, 110.14: I. 114 40
Jomp—No. L per dos. 11.10; IH. 1410; t.
tt**' *  SSia
HtNOES~Per dos na Ire—flea vv strap 4
IS, 1236: 6-ln   12.70: tin   |S00; I In   14 75.
CORRUGATED TBE—Per dosen pairs—
4-ln. 1340; l-lq It 10; l-ln 14.00; 12-ln 112 65
No*    0  to   1.
I>:s
19 50
lloU-IK SHOES- Iron,
per  100-tbe ; Iron.  Nos
per 100 n>a
IRONS,  had. COMMON—Per too tbs —
4 tins, and over He; 3. 4. and 6 lbs   24c
IRON  BAND—Per  ioo-iba   ltt-m   l« oo.
IVI" |! oo, Mn  |4 00
IRON, BLACK Hit KET-per l«Olt»s - 14
guage 15 60. 34 guage $4 10. 1120 guage.
14 10, 24 guage I* 40
IRON, GALVANISED SHEET -Per t<*o Iba
*.'« x««ux«» American or English. |7 14; :i
gauge.   I*'.»••    1" >' gauge.  I* "."
KNUliH. HIM DOOR Japannr.t. |J:i |H-r
doi
LAMP CHIMNEYS A. per case I dot.
|1 20 per doi . A. prr doi ll 40, II jwr «*»»•
4 doi   ll 40 y*t *■!••• ,  It. par doi   II Ti
LANTERNS- Short or long s'«he, plain.
114 10   dOI ;   Japanned,   til 4J   doi
LAWN MOWERS
Empraas ISM nu<t*>. 113:0. li x i blade,
til 36    l*t%'   blade   114.10;   1*-**. l-U-le,  |ti "5.
20 X 5 blade 114 00
STAR- Sin   wheel.    3    knives,   each     Il-ln
18 01-,. {-.in 1*1:  i*-m. If. 14; 4 itttvsii il-
In !»:«•   14-ln. Sio J5. Kin . Ill 00
MATTOCK!   IVk.    S» 40    dOS ,    Cutter.
P*»40 doi
NAILS.  WIRE   lla»"   |3 Hi fob   Vancouver: C»*t, batio IT (JO fob   Van*'t«i»er
PICKS   Hay. 4-7 Tbs   |« 40 doi
PINK TAB—1 gsl   11 10 eech.   tt gal   lie
ench:  tt  gat   12c each
PLASTER OF PARIS—II 40 per 10* n»e
RIVETS AND lU'RHS lUack carriage lib
biirra 67c; No I assorted coppered rivets
No. I. lie tb ; assorted copper rlveie and
burrs tile; No I assorted coppered borra
and burrs 31c per lb No • coppered burrs
37c per tb ; Coppered ->'vets 2<e per lb
Coppered burrs 37c per lb
ROPE BASE tumuii n*anlta, t>*»e. S4tt«*.
pun manila •»»••. ?**
RADIO   REOEIV1NO   SETS The   pew
Thermlndyne TK5   IU5 ***l  loot  1" per  cent
Ihe   New  Thermlodyne   TW,   ISl-J IS  le«»   SA
percent : Algonquin. I***. *v> \*am U 1-3   Trans
Atlantic, $72 50 less M 1-3. I*remler Knsero-
hie. 145 leaa SO 1-3
l/)t*D JH'EAKl-atS Cttnt* type Jewell. 130
less 30 per cent : Huper Speaker l"on»«»l*j*.
142 50 lesn 10!  Home. |I5 lew 10
IIA1TKRIES No 745. |t 45 ea.h. No Ut.
II10 each
HEAD PHONES - Prandes Superior, ft,
less 30 per cent ; Marconi. 14 leas 30
SAWS. Bt'i'K llsppy Medium 111 to dos
Happy Ides 114(0 d««l. Dlsstona No 4 llll*
doi
SCREWS -Bright flat bead 70 10 off
llat; bright round bead. 17 '2 l« off list hras*
flat be«d II to off list; brass round »*»s<1
10/10 off list
8C1UUW CAPS  IS off Ust
SCREWS.   SET   40  off  lint
SHOVELS AND SPADES Olds oe Em
111 10 per dos tt Jonea or Bulldog |I3 ?0 per
dos
STOOPS M,«,»e No 4 111 10 doi I No I.
117 30 doi ; No   I   III 00 ,|m j Sn   10. |)l 70
All above In black Snlsb
SOLDER   tt  t  tt.  case lota. 474  per  lb;
leaa 62c per lb
SPIKES   PRESSED-Per 100 tba     H Inch.
17 r,r, .via* in !**,   vm  i». if,
KTAI'I.I-'.H • Suh.imird feme. M 50 prr )oo
1fce In full ber«: rslvsntsed poultry netting.
IIO HO per IOO Um  In full kegs
T»rVs    Corpet   70c t*tt new list
TENNIS BALLS— IProsser's Cementedl
»»r dosen. 15 25; lit,I. ndoptl<>n. II; Hetail.
IT 70    Hlim-cmoTs  l«, 75   dot
WIRE BARBED Per roll-4 point, rattle.
10 rod. ISM   4-iHilnt bog, Ifl rods. 14.40.
WIRE. PLAIN OAt.VANI7.ED- Per 100
Ib    No   |, |4,00;  N<>   12.  II 26
WIRE O A A per 100 IN, NV 10. |4 40;
No   11.  |4 7fl:  No   12,  ll no
WRINOERH Eie.   |M 25   doi;   Oxford.
HflJ 60;   doi ;    Blcyle.    |I4 10   doi ;    AJai.O
Itaar.o tl*,*
HRENCHES. PIPE Trlmo, leas 6« off list;
Oenolne Stillson lees 46 per cent, off llat
WIRE CLOTH—Out of stock. Vsncouver.
M per 100 aq. ft ; Oalvanlsed out of stock
Vancouver, 14.00 per 100 aq. ft
WASM1NO MACHINES--Veins water pow-
ir, MS 71 each: Seafoam fSertrlc. 171 00 eaeh;
anowball. lit II eaeh: Patriot, 11144 eaeh
.vihkk O'Lftry H..11.1 n,,». y\
es, h    7y lbs   115 00 ea«h.  [OQ \\,.
FAINTS ANO OILS.
Sronarom, Hendereen
HIS
•"■ii h
Per
Oil   "Engliah" ordinary colore
It II   "EJigliab"   whits
It II   Etterior  «M|  Hhingle Ntsln
ordinary  colors,  in 4 gal   cans
(Ireena and Oreys.  In  I gal   cans
li II Anchor Shingle Stain
• *r Unary  rolore.  in  4 gat cans
OtreM and Oreya. In 4 gat. cans
SAINTS
ordinary rotors.  In  I gal   cana
Martin   StOOtif  |>«>rch  (taint
Martin  Hentnir   Neutone   while
Martin Henotir  Neutone color
Martin  Senour   floor   painl
Sherwln   Wllliana,   white
Sherwin   Williams,   col.-r
Willie ma    Borfh
Willlama,  flour
Sherwln
Sherwin
Pt TT1
Hulk.
»o I*
imik.
Tina, t
bsrreta
i >■«•«• ||
lions 14
tbs.  per
I^R.a
I lhe
n»*
Per    It
U«lt«*«
tin
414
UP
IM
1 1»
III
Oi!|rt»
ne
11
in
in
i u
fi
11
i .'■
. (ii
iti
14 14
in
IH
'i« as
i a
' : I
im tbs
i i
I 'A
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,, <
i ,t.'.*.-.
IIM
141
tit
1 !♦
Ill
(44
't   t-A
Tt«a>    lib
UNSEED <H,
IU«    I  to 3  Uarrel*
lu.llr.l    1   to   3   hai trie
I EAD.   WHITE  IN  OIL- I'sr
I 'ta*   Um    to   I   Ion
Less
lirer«<hwin i QenultM
Tl UI-KMtNK-
$   liarrel  lots
VAUNtSHlS
Elastic. No   I
E'asiic.   Sn   |
IV   Linoleum
IV   Marine   Spar
IV   Eurnlt«re
IV Pale Hard fill
|.#ea fl II per rent
RfXllUta  nut sniN»;  lacji Kit
l» *5.   S   s«l     15 I*     tt   K«l.   17 "1
I! II.   ItSlh  1*1.   Ite .   l-Stn.i  gal.   |7i
!.«■••  *o |wr cent
Auiomotivr Prir-n MM
AiisoitiiEits SHOCK—Float a r-ri Ns
I at 111 I" ..   .
ACCELERATORS    SooT < Wireless   tmt
st Si :S each
ASSORTMENTS   Colter pin lie ee<*h   <*es
screws 31c each.  Set  errewe 10c ea-"h   Ms
cblne screw 7*c eerb. Marhlna nut *lf SO
BATTERIES    Hot  Shot   11 H earh
ROOTS   Tire 4-ln   II II each
Bt'MPERS   Hoover  Twlnbar.  110 40 »••••
CAPS -Radiator. |t 00 each ,
CAHItoHt'NCLt'M- Valve grinding I ci   H
dog .
CARRIES   Luggage  collapsible It »Mil
CEMENT Radiator, tt S» Wonder WO.S-
er II 40 dos „     .. ,u
CHAINS Weed I0i3tt M >» «*"r>' 5,*V
17 00 each; 3U4 |7 70 each. I3i4 •• 20 t*t**t
Ml4|l00earb      Use 30^
RID   0   SKID   I0i3tt   M'8   »*,r.*...       r
II H pair; lUltt 14 lo pair. |0i4 |3 >i pair,
3li4 14 10 pair   Less 3«"V „ ..
(T.EANERS. WINDSHIELD Presto It *
each;  Rain E Day. 1110 each %
COIIJ4-Spark alngle IIM each; Bpi"
double |tl 00 earb -,..•)
DEFLECTORS-Wind     edjuatsble   III »
P*,r .       i   ■
ENAMEL-H Pt. JH tiic •• •• dos    I ;'
Wonder Worker 14 io dos:  Martin tejoj
Quick Drying. 1/14 lie each. 1 'JJ «^ J"\
1/iS lie each; tt |«c each; tt ••«• 4S««.   *
It 70 each.
HORNS   Electric 16 75 each H
JACKS -No   100  II00  each.   No   4  V *•
each: No  41 M 00 each  ., ,v
l/)CKS.    MOTOMETER. No     HJ    »
each: No  III IIOO each: No III 1710 ••
MIRRORS-Rear view M.0ft.*'"r1"   m*Ai»n\
OII^Monamoblle. light, IIM 0*11 ""<1""
II 10 gal : heavy |1 70 gal N     ,
PATCHES   BLOW   OHT.-1-nrttHs,   Nj
It 00 dMj No S |l k 0o*. No I. M <"> ,,0,
Pt.ATES-Step 1100 oaf-h .   c
Pl.t'OS   Spara Cbamplon Sir •aea, »
Titan lie eaeh: llelfl. Me eaeh 1926
THK   BETA!LEB
BRITI8H '*"t,i*Mi:|A    m.UEUTA -YUKON
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HARDWARE,OIL «■ PAINTS
CONDITIONS UNDER WHICH MANY LINES OF
HARDWARE ARE EXEMPT FROM 8ALES TAX
Exemptions Apply When Entering Into Cost of Manufacture or Production of Goods
Thrti- han born ii good deal of discussion as t,» the
application «>f the Customs regulation made effective
[mm April liith last, eoneemlng tin- exemption from
nale* tax of ariiolas and materials, not to include per*
iiiittii-nt equipment, whieh enter onto lhe *<»st of manufacture of gooda manufactured or produced by o lie**
i'IumhI manufacturer or producer, In order to indirale
more clearly lln- extent of this regulation, a C.M.A,
bulletin states that under rulings from the Departmeni
•if Cualotua nml Bxciae, the fallowing kooiIs will be
■ xempt under the provision* referred to WHEN THKY
IATKK INTO THK COST OF MAMTAiTl KK OR
I'HtiDUCTION OF 0OOD8 MANVFACTVRKl) **\i
IMtnDl'CED BY A SALES TAX LICENSEE.
small tools- such «a taps, dies, cutters, reamers, drills,
files, jig*, saws and wrenches
Small tools e*. haiumcr-', chisels, planet, drawklllves,
in ,w c anil b t.
Small   tools—aurli   at-   bit*-.   knives   (planer   ami   Bidder,
i'liiitfT)
Patterns from whlrh castings ere made
mining wheel*, polishing wheels ami ester} -wheels,
sandpaper, Ineludlni ftixti  pnpei  garnet  pap^r, caierj
rtoth ami other abrasive*
Glue ami osv*t$ one* in but id.'m: tip polishing wheels and
Mis
Sandpaper for either hand or BMch na Use
Pittatee stone for rubbing irtlelas
Kleetrotypaa, die board and cutting rule used in the imm
nurture of labels and rartons
Rubber stamp*. Keel and brass stamps ami sienclls -Usml
for i-i luting and marking on eontalners nml for slatnpiitfl on
Imi\,.h, barnds and bags
Engraved ntt>«>i dtea used in the production of greet ng
i srds,
Rngravad itesl dial aasd ta embossing French Ivory
Ulna used in the maau faeture of brass products,
lite* used in im. manufacture ot metal name plates,
Steel dlea used In lhe munufin*tun- <»( curtain rods
I otion waste «ml wiping clOtbS
Wipers, cheesecloth and waste -Uied for wiping stain and
['•'Uniting arilrles
UbrtciUng oils Mini greases, machine oils, and boiler com*
i>oua4
Qrlndlng plates ami bails used in tha manufacture <>r
" illelit   ,
Druihai Used In minting and varn ahtng products .a* well
ss lor cleaning turnings off machines,
Color brushes used In lhe manufacture of shade clolll,
Sponges used to wash bottles.
l«*-ad used In the manufacture of flies for hardening pur-
|XIS«'H,
Hammer heads ami rammer heads for use In pneumatic
1 -iimnera-the head only being exempt the pneumatic tOQli
■" ■■•* regarded as permanent equipment
••'ish flakes made of galvanliod wire used in fish canner ei,
Holla used In rolling mills.
Ittgot moulds.
Onlvanlslng pots ami annealing pot*
.    >'ire aand~-«on*unted In heating turnkes, and hot moiai
'••dies.
FlrebrlOR, crucibles. Are clay, huffing material, cutting
"""pound, bell dressings, wood for psltoras,
INKklng- for machinery.
Saws am) babbit metal u«ed In sawmills.
Oxygen ami acetylene lor welding,
Mallets used by tinsmiths.
Test billets used by manufacturers of tools.
Copper.
There is a bolter feeling evident in thc copper market, nml the trend appears nt the present time to bo
■^Iiy1111 >* upward. It is. however, not considered likely
that there will be any changes-in tit/ Canadian market
unless mi advance of from 50e to $1 per hundred should
materialize in the American mnrkct,
Rubber.
Following the recent reduction in tires nnd rubber
gooda in general, titers is considerable speculation as to
what future the market holds. Those who are keeping
iu close touch with lhe situation ure of thc opinion that
some effort will be made hy planters to force prices
nt" crude to thc 35c mark, when under the Stevenson
Act .a 25c surcharge automatically goes into effect,
bringing the price buck to about 60c, In view of this
situation, it is felt that manufacturers will not make
anotlui- cut, even tHough crude rubber should weaken
i tut her, The good went Iter coupled witn thc recent reduction has atimu|ited 'buying considerably, which
makea it all the more unlikely thntlowcr prices will
de seen,
HARDWARE MARKETS AT A GLANCE
Eaves Trough Conductor Pipe and Elbows.—De*
mnnd is normal for this time of the year. Stocks are well
lillcil with prices steady.
Fishing Tackle.—Sales of nil kinds of lishing tackle
an* increasing to a remarkable extent, due to vacation
period,
Solder.—-The price has risen sharply on account of
the strong mnrkct iu thc component metal, with half
ami half sohlcr now priced at 47c a pound.
Lawn Mowers.—Sates nre good with stocks still
well assorted; prices have,not changed.
Galvanized Ware.—Sprinkling cans have been soiling well, also pails. Stoeks nre well filled with prices
lendy,
Ice Cream Prcaiera.—Sales Knve mounted rapidly
in this line. Slocks arc ample to take care of husiness,
with priotis steady and firm.
Wire.—Sales arc steady for fence wire, with stocks
in good condition. Smooth wire is selling at a steady
though not heavy rate. Stocks arc still well filled with
prices unchanged,
Nails.—Demand for nails is steady. Building is
good, Dealers nre keeping up their stocks. Prices
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imiTISII lOWMISIX    AI.IU'.ltTA    YUKON
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Builders' Hardware.—Building is giant forward ni
n good pace. Small home Intilding is si ill very good
in the suburbs of lhe city and smaller Irade centres,
with a laruc amount of commercial niul other building
iii progress. A medium grndo of finishing hardware is
in good demand,
Automobile Accessories— Itunities* is Raiding well
The warm weather bus brought oul a belter trnde in
tires, tubes nnd spark plugs.    Prices arc unchanged
Baseball Goods—The cud of the selling season on
baseball goods is approaching, but retailers arc still
placing small orders for immediate shipment. Trices
nre steady.
Steal Sheets.—Sales are fair with ample stocks lo
meet the demand.   Prices have not changed.
Tin,—('all is steady and fair, stocks nre well tilled
and prices steady.
Paints snd White Lead.—Paint sales have been very
good for the past few weeks. Stoeks arc being kept up
lo meet lit.' demand, bul are being watched carefully
by thc dealers.    Prices have not changed,
Bops.—Demand for rope is |*ood among certain lines
of trade. Haying rope is selling well Stocks arc well
filled, with prices slightly revised.
Garden HOBS.—With the continued warm weather
in this territory the sale of rubber garden hose has
been quite active. Contractors ami home owners arc
hotb\ buying actively.
8tsple Lines.—Staple lines sueh as bolts, nuts and
screws are having a fair sale at this time. Prices have
not been chunked, and quotations reported in various
sections are uniform.   Stoeks generally are ample.
CANADA PBODUCED $5,548,650 WOBTH OP
RADIO APPARATUS IN 1025
Production in Canada of radio apparatus including
sets, parts and batteries reached a total value of *.*»,
r»4H,659 in 1925 according to a statement issued
by the Doinnon Bureau of Statistics at Ottawa. Six
plants ill Canada were engaged solely in the manufacture of radio sets or parts, nine other concerns made
sets and parts in conjunction with the manufacture
of other electrical apparatus, and 12 of the manufacturers of batteries in ('anada reported nn output for
radio purposes.
Statictis for 192.r> show a substantial growth in the
ratlin indusl ry during that year, and also reveal a ten-
dency toward thep rodtictioii of complete sets rather
than in the manufacture of separate parts. In 1925,
Ihe number of complete sets manufactured by these
companies wns 48.498, nnd the selling value fob. wns
given ns $2,196,(124. Production nf vacuum tubes
amounted in value to ttl.299.oK4, nnd was double that
of the previous year; output values of all other parts
were lower than in 1924.
The total Canadian production wna as follows*
The item of aerial material has not been included, as
Ihe majority of firms report their production or aerial
wire under the term "Copper Wire and Cable."
No, Value
Condensers .         I    41,826
Coils and Couplers    —— 1,017
Panels and Paris (Switches,
Dials, Kidding Posts, Keys,
Sockets
Telephones   (head   sets,   loud
speaker*, microphones) ——.M
Transformers -——
Vacuum  Tubes 040,498
Complete Tatlio ItVceivintf Sels    IH.I'IS
Aparatus and  Paris not  else
where reported, includiuK
complete  trnusinitlini*  icU
Kadio Batteries
Total
SS
•412.55*3
HJ.8JG
1.299,884
2.19(5.024
249,709
1,22.1124
16,548,659
ICEOMATIC  REFRIGERATION COMPANY   LIMITED.
ORGANIZED WITH  HEADQUARTERS IN WALKCftVILlC
Will Manufacture let lass Rofrtgorating Units tor Salt in tht
Dominion. Smith Empire and tho E sport Ft id
A new elcrtriral refrigeration company. cap»talu.i| ll
liOO.OOO. -ahuh tail manufacture a new electoral letMesi rs
frijtfrating unit In Canada, for Canada, tire-at UriU'i md lm
colonics, and thc ciport trade known aa the lo-o NCri It.
frigcratlon «ompany, Limited, haa been e*tabll»ltcc! *,•' .-,
factory and general office* llcoted In Walker-.Ille On tart n
The rom nam will manufacture machine* emboli n •»• prla
clplca of construction covered b> the Hi lit patent, -atiich
are the result of rtpcrlmcnta carried on since 1)11
The compan-. alio haa ihe right tn use eirlu*lvcl> in lhe
countrtea where they operate the St lit Refrigerant ran known
as "Alrold" which Is uaed eicluslvely In lice<*> .Main ma
chines, This new gaa Is covered by 'anadian paten'« mil
so far aa la known, la the only patented refrigerant In »-!<H
I on to Ks efficiency as a refrigerant. It haa no obnoiious
•Hlnr, In absolutely non Injurlnu*. non polnonoua m>n wplM lw
and Its* a perfect affinity for lubricating nit
The compartv will ae|| IceO Malic machine* made in Can
aa "Aleold" which l» uaed evrlualvely In Ice OMmU. tttS
ada. In the dominion of Canada, Ureal llriuisi and
Irelaml. Auatralia. New Zealand India, and llurma I t>'->'-
of South Africa. Kenya. Tangan>lka. Hold C«»a*t sod
Nigeria; Norway. Sweden and llenmark. Spain ami Braill
Holland and the |>ulch Kst Indies, Newfoumtlaml ami ill
other fir tlah linmlnlona. Crown Colonlea. Protectorate*, ind
Mandate*
When Ihe company Is under wav In good ahapc on lco*0
Matle Refrigerating machines. It will manufacture other else
If cai appliances, such as oil burner*, computing scales, sloe
trie coffee mills and chopper* in fact a complete IIm- of slw
trlcally operated appliance*  tot  household  ami romtn-**!•>•
aaa,
Thia company la equipped with thoroughly e*p«tl-"*'!
management from the oulaet In the peraons of Mr w V
Morgan liean md Mr 11 H Pritchard, both of whom irc >■"'
prealdents of ihe company-
Mr Morgan DfSO has been for lhe past Ave year* msn|S*
lag Director of the Canadian Toledo Scale Co. Lid He will
be tn OhsifS of manufacturing, purchaalng. account l m: tm
aimllsr nhsscs of the company's activities
Mr Pritchard was formerly connected, for twelve >t'»r>*
with the soles organlallon of Ihe Ford Motor Compsro °>
CansdS, I'd. and during Ihe paal four years baa hold IBS
1-iaiMon of CJeneral Halea Manager. In which capacity hr est
In charge of ihe sale of their product In Canada and «*»""• ,-
lle will be In charge of Ice O Male sate*, service and stlvfl
tla'n*. both domestic and export.
Drcctora Include Mr. R A. Slappolls. formerly pisslm'
Toronto Poard of Tnde and im* president of BISPI>'
P'otcher, Limited, or Toronlo. Mr  Prank T.  Mauleon  *
-re-Idem of Irish aw* Mnulson.  Limited, and direct oi
Eastern Theatres. US., of Toronlo; Mr Oeorge M  DU<■»
rector and genoral simisirr of Canadian Rail Co.. Lid
sor tlnlarlo; Mr. W. C. Hegge accretarv treasurer of S
snd Krdeian Co., Slrwatsvof Standard Computing scsi<
Ine. a**d director of 9»nnv Line Aopllanees. Inc., <>' IW"
A. R. «i|n. director. Still Refrigeration Company. Detroit
Mr. Prllctiard and Mr. Morgan (lean
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MUTISM  ilil.I'MlllA    AI.HKK.A   -YUKON
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ORO0ER8 PICNIC
Annual Outing Sponsored by the Oreat Vancouver
Section R M. A. Proves One of the Mosl Successful
of These Popular Events.
Over one thousand persons embarked for Bowcn
i tui mi the oecaalon of tlo annual basket picnic
fiveii under ity auipieea of tin* (troeers Section
i,i.ater Vancouver Branch) Retail Merehants' Asso*
eiation. Tin- day wan perfect from every point of viek.
ihe sports programme heing keenly contented anil all
iii-rnngetnerits carried oul without n hitch The y;eii*
i-nil eomtnlties in charge of arrangements wish to take
tliis opportunity of expressing their k'ineere apprecls*
lion for the generous supporl which was received from
.11 groups, Including manufacturera, wholesalers and
ictailera,   A large measure of lhe success of the pie
hit was due to the generotla way in which all sections
in-operated with the grocers on this occasion, Thc
lullowlng in a lint of firms contributing to thc success
oi this annual outing:
imprest Manufacturing Co. Ltd.
Wholesale Grocery Trade
ti*t Master Bakers
fl C. Sugar Refinery Co.. Ltd.
' fitchmann Company, Ltd.
Royal Crown Soap Works, Ltd.
Crown Broom Works. Ltd.
Gault Bros., Ltd.
J. C. Wilson 4 Co.. Ltd.
Livingttone 4 Duncan
Partone Haddock
Dominion Canners B. C. Ltd.
Oppenheimer Bros., Ltd.
Wilton Bro*.. Ltd.
Donald H. Bain, Ltd.
Mitchell Bros.
Alex, Marshall
W. L. McKenno Co.
Hhaicroas Macaulay Co
McLellan 4 McCarter Ltd.
W. K. Ktilogg Ltd.
MatonHickoy
Ormond's Biscuit Co.
Wm. Wrlgley. Jr.
CrytUI White CO.
Gibson Patterson
Suprema Polish Co.
• sneouver Creamery Co.
California Fruit Grower:
Coca-Cola Co.
Welch's Grape Juice
Heinti 4 Co., Ltd.
Quaker Oats Co., Ltd.
Knowlor 4 Macaulay
L'bby, McNeill 4 Llbby
Stower's Lime Juice.
Lowney't r.hosolates
Northwest Biscuit Co.
Ramsay Bros., Ltd.
Robin Hood Flour
Canada Starch Co.  Ltd.
•** R. Stewart 4 Co., Ltd.
Thorpe 4 Co.
McNeeley'a Limited
Orange Crush Bottling Co., Ltd.
Hedley thaw Milling Co., Ltd.
Urquhart 4 Co., Ltd.
Flytoa
Rowntree 4 Co.. Ltd.
M. Dougherty
M<"». Halne's Marmalade
P«c:«c Milk Co., Ltd.
D"»her 4 Marklo, Ltd.
Imperial Grain 4 Milling Co., Ltd.
Novelty Mills Co.
The Borden Co., Ltd.
A. P. Slade 4 Co.
Wslter Baker 4 Co.
Chess Bros., Ltd.
Wm. Clsrke 4 Co., Ltd.
Vsncouver Pickle Co., Ltd.
Braid, Tuck 4 Co.. Ltd.
Brackman-Ker Milling Co.
Crosse 4 Blackwell (Canada) Ltd.
Cross 4 Co., Ltd.
Oscar Brown 4 Co., Ltd.
Gainers Limited
Union Packing Co. Ltd.
Kelly Confectionery Co., Ltd.
National Canners Ltd.
Htdlund Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Proctor 4 Gamble, Ltd.
Bullen Bros.
Lake of the Woods Milling Co.
Westgate Fruit Co.
R dgeway't Tear. Ltd.
Wettern Broom Works
C. F. 4 J. Gait
Geo. McRae Wax Paper Co.
Columbia Paper Co.
Luxura Poliah
Stanley's Pure Preserves Co.
Ed. Hickman. Earl's Road
Broder Canning Co. Ltd.
National B'scuit Co. Ltd.
McLaren's Jelly Powders
McCormick's Ltd.
(Fletcher 4 Son
Vancouver Milling 4 Grain Co. Ltd,
Norfolk Paper Co.. Ltd.
Fraser Valley Milk Association.
Millar Bros.
Ice Delivery Co., Ltd.
Smith. Davidson 4 Wright, Ltd.
Central Creameries of B. C. Ltd.
Royal Dairy ...
Gillett 4 Co., Ltd.
The rope for the tug-of.war was kindly lent by tho City
Police Department.
PRICE MAINTENANCE CORRESPONDENCE
BRITISH COLUMBIA STILL LEAD8 THE WAY.
.Saskatoon, Sask.
August 3rd, 1926.
Mr. W. F. lag,
Secretary. II. C, Hoard,
Retail Merchants' Association.
Vancouver. II. C.
Hear Sir.—Thanks very much for your letter of July 3rd.
we wish there were more people like the Broder Canning
Company, We will certainly carry out your wishes to give
these people the greatest publicity that can be given to our
limite«l sphere, and we will reproduce this letter In the
•Western Retailer,1 with our comments thereon.
Evidently you folks In D. C. have the right brand of en-
thuslnm In regard to the Canadian Fair Trade League, and
tiny time we can be of any ass'stance to you In furthering
the objecth of Ihe League, please let us know. We are doing
out* best in Saskatchewan and, hope to be able to create the
xanie enthusiasm that prevails In the PaclAc Province.
Yours very truly,
(Signed)   J. W. HARRIS.
Assistant Secretary, Retail Merchants Ass'a.
ENGLISH  FIRM  MAY  E8TABLI8H  CANADIAN  BRANCH
Rowntree & Co. York. Kr\»and. manufacturers of candles,
nre contemplating the establishment of a branch factory In
Canada, according lo a statement -made by A. Nelson, head
of the Rowntree Canadian agency. Mr. Nelson hss made a
special report lo lhe eompany as to the advisability of establishing a factory la this country and as to the most suitable
location for sueh a plant. If Rowntree A Co. decide to manufacture In Canada It will probably be a year before a lite
Is chosen and the plant pit In operation. 36
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TlTtlTISII OU.t'MIU.N    AI.III'UTA    Yt'Kii.N
A
•i;*nst
TAXING THE MAIL ORDER H0U8E8
Secretary-Manager Dominion Board R.M.A., takes up the question with the Premiers of the several Provinces.   Tho
following is a copy of the correspondence to Hon. John
Oliver, Premier of British Columbia.
Honourable John Oliver.
Premier of British olumbia,
Victoria. R. C.
Dear Sir:—
You might be glad to know that the Cnlon Municipalities
of Eastern Ontario and Ottawa District, at a convention held
In Belleville, unanimously passed a resolution to the effect
that. In order lo protect the local tax pay ng merchants In the
various communities located In the municipalities, an effort
will be made to secure a tax on all business done by mall
order within those municipalities
The Internal distribution business of our country Is one
of the large problems which is of Importance not only to the
meschants who are entitled to a fair remuneration for the service which they render, but to the consuming public generally.
as community development directly depends upon an opportunity being provided for all classes resident within the com
munlly. lo get a wage proportionate to the service rendered,
out of which each Individual is expected to make a fair contribution towards the maintenance of those utllites necessary
for the satisfaction of desires and tastes, created out of modern methods of living    It does indeed seem very unfslr that
certain methods of business have been devised which do provide a means of securing at least a portion of the neeeaslt
les required within these various communities, without mak
Ing a contribution to the maintenance of those communities In
which the business Is being done, in proportion to the aver
age legitimate operating costs or contributions made by the
local merchants.
This system of merchandising Is carried on by hawkers,
peddlars. transient traders and mail order houses, and if per
listed In will ultimately drive the local merchants out of business, with a reaction on Ihe community Itself, and where
previously thrived villages, towns and districts, these plsces
will become recognized as nothing more than Post Offices,
with the population moved Into the larger centres.
One of the means by which th s difficulty can be solved
Is to require the hawkers and peddlars to pay a license fee
In proportion lo the business taxes paid by the local mer
chants, and to require the Mall Order House to pay a tax for
the business done in proportion to the average legitimate
operating costs of the merchants doing business In the com
munltlei Into which the Mail Order goods are being shipped
There Is a controversy at the present time aa to whether
this tax can be placed by Ihe Provinces or should be a Dominion tax. Our solicitors are of the opinion (hat aa the cats
logue Is distributed within the Provinces that it acts aa salesman for three hundred and sixty ave days In the year, through
which an offer Is made to purchase, and a contract Is concluded and the business done at the post office In which the
purchaser mails his letter to the Mall Order Arm. whether this
Arm Is located within or without lhe province, and that If
the contract Is made within the Provinces under the British
North America Act, the Provinces have a right to levy a lax
on the buslnesa done, whether operated from Mall Order
houses located within or without the provinces.
This question was submitted by Premier Baxter of New
Brunswick io Mr. Nesbltl. K.C., of Toronlo, who. In his opln
ion, Hated that such a tax would be ultra vlree of the Provinces, aa It would Interfere with Inter provincial trading and
would be an Indirect tax.
You will therefore realise that the lawyers al the present
time are In controversy as to where this lax should be placed
We would suggest that possibly Mr. Nesbltt Is not fully familiar with the actual conditions under which this business Is
being conducted, otherwise his opinion might have been extended to the possibility of such legislation being Intra vires
of the provinces.
If any of lhe Provinces, In the Interests of the r communities, wish to determine where this tax should be placed tt
could easily be ascertained by Introducing the legislation
when, no doubt, an action would be taken to determine the
constitutional ly of the Act. There Is no doubt bui thai the
Dominion Parliament have the hlght to pass such legislation.
but If It could be passed by (he provinces, the cost of collect'
Ing the tax and administrating the Act would be much less
but It It once hai been definitely decided that the provinces
have not Ihe right lo pass such legislation, then we wouM
hope that In a movement to obtain a Federal Tax, all tha
Provincial Governments In Canada would be behind the move.
ment.
Would ll be possible to get an expression of your y|ewj
or the views of your Finance M ulster In reference io ihli
question, particularly referring to the necessity nf .,„„„
equality In competitive methods for the better stabilisation of
business condltlvns In the Intercut of public lit,- .,n,| (jommun
Ity welfare?
Hoping to hear from >ou at an early date, we remain
yours very truly, ,
THK RETAIL MKRt HANTS' ASSOCIATION OP CANADA
Per Norman II   Douglas,
Secretary •Minaaei
CANADIAN PAIR TRAD! LEAGUE
Pro-greet Report.
Toronto, Jul>   lilh,  '.'•:-:
To All Members
Accompanied by a number of manufacturer members Mr
(rowder on June 2fuh completed a aeries of meetituN ni
retail and wholesale grocers In Western Ontario, having tb
Ited Sarttla, W ndsor. Wallarcburg. Chatham. Uindon s*
Thomas. Stratford. Gait, KHrhener. Slmeoe. Rrantford. Qlelph
Hamilton. Wetland. St Catharines. Niagara Palls and Tor-
onto
The trade of Western Ontario as a whole Is with the move
ment. but some placet are taking more serious Interest that)
others The treat obstacle Is to get everything IboroUffith
explained and *•'' even one at work on the same general
plan     Slow though It will be. ultimate success is certain
On this tour Messrs Crowder I^iwrason and Mulr lalei
viewed Messrs Carr and llatmntl of the Shredded Wbrsl
CO., Niagara Palls. NY Mr Carr slates that their lawyer
hss advised against them >»lnlng the League, and so far lit*)
have followed that advice
Messrs i rowdier and Young* interviewed Mr Frank Oct
don of Keiloggs In l-ondon Mr icordons attitude i« 'U<
most satisfactory of any breakfast food manufacturer
A ver> encouraging communication has been received
from Mr 0, II MacParlane. president of the K W Olllell
Company
The altitude of the Procter A (iambi* <'ampany sunm-d
up In a few worda Is that th*> will cooperate with u» when
we  hav,-  an organlsat on  "with  the   support  of   kiSffl- l*i
numb* r of reta I and wholesale grocers to b* really effect |v<
A large number of our members s*em to think that Ihe
succes Mif this movement depends mostlv upon the a"*
tud* of the manufacturers Nothing could be more wtons
The success of this movement depends, slmoat entlrelv Up
on the retailers and wholesalers more especially the retail
ers Joining In sufficient numbers to r*pres*nt th* hulk ol
th* trade otherwise we could not hop* to auce*ed. n« "ia"
ter what the manufacturers wer* willing to do
As sn Instance of retailer co-operat-on. ih* following ll
quoted from a Vancouver manufacturers' letter
"We secured displays during th* w**k of Jun* 1141th In
ov*r SO per cent  drug stores In (Jr*at*r Vancouv*r"
The r*tall*rs of Undon and oth*r W*«t*rn Ontario cert
tr*s are also devoting their wlndowa to th* goods prodUfed
by our manufacturer members Th*a* r*tall*rs sre making
Pric* Maintenance a success right now.
Protests hav* b**n r*relv*d from British Columba. Al
b*rta. Saskatchewan and Ontario against th* demoralising
practice of some manufacturers featuring "d*ala" and "ft"
goods' whereby th* retail groc*r Is rall*d upon to glv* SWI}
dish pans, sauc* pans, and other Hems of kllchen hsrdwar
with so many cakes of soap.
The simplest way to remove that evil from the grown
trad* would b* for Ih* wholesale and relall irad* lo refrain
from handling th*s* "deals." If Ih* policy conllnu*s Ih'
grocers must expect other line retailers lo retaliate In klnl
In facl, quit* r*c*mly a large ftirnliur* stor* In Toron
offered free groceries with a certain kind, or lltehea fur*"
lur*.
Since our last report Ihe follow ng manufacturers li^
applied lor membership:
Messrs Gorman. Eckert A Co.. Ltd.. Undon. Ontario
Messrs. Arva Flour Mills. London. Ontario
Messrs, Hllverwoods, Limited, I/indon, Ontario. lU'dli
THK    UK
RI1ITI8II COLUMBIA.
r A I L K R
AbBBKTA -YUKON
37
CORRECTION.
\n unfortunate error occurred in the QtiveHiaement
0f i)u< I'aiunlinu Bxporl and Import Company, whieh
,,,„..ml in the July Isaac of this publication, This
j,i .ji.ssisc* firm carry thc well-known lim of "TORll"
ififi mid art goods, and in addition a large assortment
,1 carnival novelties and toys. Instead of using ths
word "Carnival," "Canadian" wns substituted, which
. lihoufh not belittling tin* quality of thfe novelties <li*l
I,,.- convey the meaning of our advertiser, snd we ex*
,«i eilinj-fly regret il^* error.
•    •    •
tu fl recent isSUa of this |iuitli<*.'iti<m thill- was listed
mi "iik' the manufacturer members of the Canadian Fair
Trade League, iln- Monarch Manufacturing Company,
There is no such linn interested i'» thi* movement, t<»
nui* knowledge, end it wss vers obviously a misprint
for the NONSUCH Manufacturing Company, who have
rhntnpiuiiod the movement sin<-<- its -inception,
TRADE NOTES
u  Bow la has commented an ante garage at Courteno)*.
riic i(n\ai i and-. t*oni|Niti>. at Cumberland, Is reported to
liavi been Mild out to Waiter Hudson, Jr.
The m i4M.ni Motors limited. Mission, n C, is now under
Mn* iiiHii.-igi-uo nt of Crlffiths and ('niter
The Westminster Paper Mill*. New Westminster, have
t' • n incorporated
Mrs Thomas (iaffttc) has wild ll*f h* tn-ul slore si Qch!
I' um lleai It 10 J   T   I»udle>
Charles K lie\«n lui»* commenced n retail butcher shop
In Vancouver .
'the confectioner) ead lobaceo bualnees i»i Ro) H Camp*
bell is reported to be ta the potaeaalen ot iht mortgagee,
it ii* understood that the Consolidated Garments Limited
have acquired certain assets «»f the Consolidated Mercantile
1 ompauy, and have commenced maoufactariai in Vancouver,
Qlllesple and Auit. Limited have dlaeontinued 'heir men'**
furnishings bsslaes sin Vancouver
it h reported that Raid Bros, retsil butchers. &<*.. »'an
'"u\ir. are seeking sk tension after t recent cred tors' meet
las
Veaus Plaiting nnd Canning Oompaiy Limit d, have se*
ciulred property in New Westminster ami will establish a
plaai ut the foot of sixth street. «h-■• ■ uimon nail herring
tti'i he canned,
J. A. TEPOORTEN
LIMITED
WHOLESALE DRUGS
PATENT MEDICINES DRUGISTS" SUNDRIES
PHARMACEUTICAL PREPARATIONS
308 Wattr St.
Vsncouver, B.C.
J. w. Buckler is commencing a grocery business in Vic-
it'i'ia
The Dak Hay Oarage, operated by Tnomai IMImley Limited, together With contents, has been sold out.
Tim genera) woe of N. S, Ban*, Hudson Hope, U. C, has
been sold out.
II. II. Edmonds has commenced a bakery ut Moylo, 11. C.
Gilbert Mcintosh has succeeded It. n. Harriman in his
grocer)  business in Vancouver.
The Terminal Merchandisers Limited have commenced
bus ness iii New Westminster (ladies wear).
Hell k Company have acquired the stock of D. W. Hrow.t
and commenced a grocery business in Vancouver.
Belt) Blue Shop under the management ot Misses Brain-
well have commenced business in Vancouver.
Charles K. Unset), grocer of Vancouver ,is reported to be
in financial difficulties,
A bailiff's sale has been held in connection with the (lis-
l«isal of stock and fixtures ol "Sunset Orange Crush," Van-
eouver,
it is reported that J. S. Smith has sold the New Westminster branch of his business to Terminal Merchandisers Limited (drygoods, Ac.)
The stock of T. J. Adeney, Victoria, comprising station-
ery, Chinaware, &<*., was sold by auction last month.
DOMINION INLAID LINOLEUM  MAKE8 TREMENDOUS
HEADWAY WITH CANADIAN TRADE.
It ts just about a year ago that the Dominion Oilcloth &
Linoleum Company Limited offered to the trade, the first
Made -in* anada Inlaid Linoleum. Previous to lhat, all goods
of thai type had to be imported.
The success of Dominion Inlaid Linoleum, as with all products that meet a specific need, was instantaneous—-this largely due to the fact that the makers had made a thorough sudy
ot the market before entering it.
Quality, the first essential, was assured. Popular and attractive designs were developed, An adequate output was
planned for and secured .
Thus, when the trade was approached, it was with a thor-
poried goods prohibitive.
the full.
Dominion Inlaid Linoleum Is a product that more than
holds Its own with the very best of Imported grades. Made
In Canada, H Is priced within comfortable reach of a wide
range of consumers who heretofore had found the cost of Import ed goodsp rohlbltlve,
Host of all. from the dealer's standpoint, Dominion Inlaid
Linoleum ended delivery difficulties. Orders can be placed
with the Jobber, and Immediate shipment assured. There
tieed never be a sluf taae of a popular number and a consequent loss of sales,
Bruises        Sores
Rheumatism
Soothe the sere muscles or ligament* by rubbing In Minard's Liniment. It penetrates, relieves and
heals. It eases inflammation and
restores the Injured part to health.
Splendid for cuts and seres.    It
sterilises and heals quickly. 38
TH K    BETA ILEB
BRITISH  COLUMBIA    M.nKISTA    YIKi'N
•*•>  iillst
Use WESTERN GLASS
For SERVICE
YOU <"AN GET IT
PHONE SEV. 8687
or write to
158 Cordova  St.  West.  Vancouver
For  POLISHED  PLATE  GLASS
MIRRORS    ::    WINDOW GLASS
Western Glass
Co., Ltd.
B. C. Distributors of
Messrs. T. H. Prosser 4 Sons Ltd.
London.
Manufacturers   of   Prossers'   Celebrated Line of TENNIS and
CRICKET Supplies.
Associated Agencies
LTD.
78   Arcsde   Bldg., Vancouver.
Phone: Sey. 131
Fancy Silk Hose for Men at
the "Bight Price."
Write for samples.
R. A. SIME, B.C Distributer
TNI  BLACK  MANUFACTURINO  CO.
318 Homer St.       Vancouver, B.C.
Dominion Sales Company
433 RICHARDS ST, VANCOUVER
Distributors for:
Fairy Dyes Ltd. (Fairy Dye)
Harry Peck A Co. Ltd
(Meat Pastes)
Crestona Ltd. (Lemon Curd)
Plaistowe A Co .. (Confectionery)
O-Pee-Chee A Co.
(Popcorn A Winters)
Robert Watson . (Confectionery)
National Chicle Co. (Count lines)
Hunts Ltd ..(Funny Faces)
Martha Jane Products  (Bars)
Nicholsons Ltd.
(Blueing ana Polishes)
.   Phone Sey. 7121
VANCOUVER
T. D. 8TARK
F. W. STERLING
Telephone
■ Sey. em
STARK ft STERLING
MANUFACTURERS'  AGENTS
1043 Hamilton Street.
VANCOUVER, B. C.
Scales, SMeers, Cutters and Cabin-
eta—New, Rebuilt and Second Hand.
Cash or Terms.
THE 8CALE 8HOP LTD.
Say. 2881
80S Cordova Bt. W., facing Homer.
Phone:   High. 3888
IDEAL CONE COMPANY
Manufacturers of
ICE   CREAM  CONES
Purest  Made     Cost Less
33*j  PRINCESS  AVE.
Vancouver.
'««!«,•
Addressing
MailM>-JI.'»i*      MtMlSraphlnS
»aculmll. I oiif.  rot-JiitS. •«
Direct Mall Campaigns
IIm <Ji*<J MOr'tiitl*
Write- Directories, Iii
lie iL'iii.e* •*•*
set rata
SERVICE    TO   OUT   OF   TOWN
SUBSCRIBERS.
The British Columbia Retailer will
be pleased to furnish subscribers
the namee and addreeeee ef repre-
eentativee or agente of eaetern
manufacturera in Vancouver. We
will also advise where their cam-
modltlee can be purchased.
Manufacturers9 Agents
(Vancouver, unless otherwtee etated).
(Insertions under thll tteatUeg «ro
obirged «t (he rata of li 20 « iii>«'.
for «ix month*, peyabte la idtance),
ORYGOOOS
Atlantic Underwear Ltd., Moaetoo,
Nil K 11 Weleh * <v> Ltd. 3i<*
Homer str<--«-t   Hoy Wit
The lilack Mf»c in, Seattle,   R. A
Sitn«. 3i» Homer Street.   Hry,  1R31
t liipmnri llolton KnlttliiR Co. Ltd,
Hamilton. Onl K II Walsh * Co
Ltd..  31H Rotaer  Street   Hey,  H5S7.
The Oall KnittinR Co Ltd. cislt.
Ont.--J. J. MsrKay, 804 Mower Bldg,
H«-y. 3091
Monarch KnittinK Co. Lid. si*;
Homer Street B, i> Stewart * Co,
I.11L   Phono Hey, 7685,
Peatnani Ltd.  Pari*, ont.  J, J.
Thnmprton, 6lfi lliistltiK* West. Hoy,
7377.
Rock Inland Overall Co. Hoik  Island, Quo.- It. M. roster, 28 Waler 8t.
GROCERIES.
Borden Milk tn  Lid       m,,   , j
Que.   Local Office, 333 Wiier
S, \   S8S8     J   W   Niinn, Mm, (•.*
Canada * ol«u » .,ti,| Chemical   \-.\
Toronto   Stark it Sterling   ll"
lltoo Street,   Sty, 8198
Canada Starch Co  Ltd. Moi    ,
B   11   Sown tree, '.■*■? Hasiing* v,
9o}  IS
Canadian   1'oMnin  Cereal  Co   I   '
. . onto    Mi Neetj 1   Lid ,  "• ■■:>  11
log* West    H«>   8881
W   tiottt   Ltd, Montreal, Q1     C
P Stark, III Hamilton Si    Bi ■*.     1
K   \v.  (lltiati   H.$    < 0    Lid   !
Mcrarlaae  800 is««tt) st Bej
1    «tt,    • **t * Reads Ltd   Loi I
Oat   1.  i'  Mtaea a Co., 5io \\w<
Ingg Weal    So)  *'.-• I
I^iin- of th«» Woods Mil ling Co I  l
188 I Richards Street     8ej  3 -
w   11   1 »* v r. *   it    manaart
Mr. ormii-k  Mf«   I 0   Ltd    I •    '
• »»■:    Local office, ii.v-* Hamlltoi  ntt
Sej    *tli:     «'   II   K-ttf*--    Mm u
t'alumHvr 1 nmpim) o{ Cansds I   '.
Toronto, Oal    Dean Anastroni  H3i
\*oti'b  Hlri»et.    Il<*«    !j«>IL
Th«- ijU'tt.'- oui* Com pen;    '
office, Hi, M" Heal t>»-< w- ••
Thompeoo, Salts ataaafei
Rowntree i 1 «> (Canada) Lid   i*
onto       \V   ){   |U»nit>  *\  Co    I
Hove Street Vaaeouri 1
STORE   EQUIPMENT  4  SUPPLIES
lim'ruin   paper   Products  <<>.  Lid
12*0  Homer  Streel    Norfolk  I'apei
« o  Ltd. 136 Water Street   8*5   MM
and Tsf/i
Cnhadiati Toledo Scales Co  1
Wiadeor, Onl    B  B  Chambers    m
Smyths Street   Bey, llll
Coaiineittal  Paper Products, 1
Ottawa,    Out   -Smith,    l»s»id»o-     fl
Wright   Sey, i»r»«r».
<;««<>   Mi Ita.-        Waxed Pep*
roonter -Kiti.-t- Book!    1068 Hem
Strata   Be)  3112
Internationa)    Business   Wachi
Co,  Ltd.  Toronto    laical Office,  *
Seymour Hi   h«>  2»a
J, (!, Wilson, Ltd , Lachtite, Qtf
tonal office. 1060 Homer St.
7si.   w T it«->. Manner,
C. Turnbull Co. Ltd.. Oall. Ont.-
S  Ii Ht.'wart It Co. Ltd. 31H Homer
8troot.   Roy. 7r.2r».
SPORTING GOODS.
Prosser. T. II  * Boni !-««l. -;<"\,!
Rag,—Aaaoolated Aienclea, «'*•
der Hi W.   «oy, Hi, ■ ■ ■ ■
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hOer-take
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Show Your Customers the Easy Way
To Make Decorations of All Kinds
Creating tin* pivtflesl color effects is no trick nl all if Inter-
lake Buperfliie Crepe Paper is used.
Interlake Superfine Crepe is sold in n imrclboarcl folder upon
which nre printed measuring rules niul a few simple directions.
There arc :'»~ shades of Interlake Crepe. It stretches its own
lenjrfth.
Slock this superior decorative material. Repent orders are
-tin* to follow Ask your wholeaaler or write direct to us for litis
i 'anadian•made product.
Interlake Tissue Mills <b.
Littalteat
5456 University Avenue, Toronto 2, Canada
Mills at Merriton, Ont.
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forYou!
ROCK RIB and Hercules Stockings for boya are noted for the
wear they give, no matter how hard
the service they encounter. Thi* ia
the reason—and a mighty good telling
point to use with mothers:
Rock Rib and Hercules Stockings are
knit especially for boys who are "hard"
on stockings. The strongest yarn ia
used—they are knitted with two-ply
legs and three-ply heela and toea. They
make fewer visits to the mending
basket.
Stock this profitable line. Siaea 5 to
10 Vi—boxed in dosens. Order from
your wholesaler.
Chipman-Holton Knitting Company,
Limited—Hamilton, Ont.
Mills st Hamilton snd Wetland
trtmraaa Stuxmimy* at* fm*m aalUra far §t*la\
Mod* Itttm imm-yio imm ttmia sssssw. StOtO *•>**•
(• IS.   Soood to *o*to*.
ROCK RIB HERCULES
Hosiery for Bofs
RtOISTCfttO.

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