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III,    Xo. 41
Price 5 cents
Five Cents on the Dollar
Review of Week's Work At
The Local Legislative Chamber
Meeting of Depositors oj Dominion Trust
Held at which Mr. Bowser's Gold Brick is
Analysed-4200,000 Bond Will Yield Five
Cents on the Dollar���Depositors Indignant
With Government's Treatment of Them
When Mr. llowser spoke in the legislative chamber a fortnight
ago on the Dominion Trust matter he hehl the floor for exactly three
hours. For two hours and a half he occupied liis hime earnestly endeavoring to convince the "independent voter" that the government's
part in this gigantic swindle had heen clean and above board. He attempted to draw a red herring across the trail in striving to make thc
above-mentioned "independent voter" believe that the "plot agin the
governmenl" had been hatched in some liberal lawyers' office across
the Gulf. Those who occupied seats in the house that afternoon saw
the attorney-general of British Columbia with his baek against the wall
fighting with all thc power that was in him in a vain attempt to justify
the action of the government in the matter. If Mr. llowser had befogged the issue during the course of his lengthy oration in defence, he
still made things more confounded when in the latter half hour he declaimed on the line of action the government proposed lo follow in
dealing with the deluded depositors who had been the victims of the
The depositors, Mr. Bowser said, would probably find out they had
more to gain from the government than from the Liberal party. Of
course the depositors did not expect anything from the Liberal party
but they certainly did expect some reparation from thc government.
Mr. Bowser's speech still left them unconvinced that the government
liad acted in a beneficial way towards protecting them.
"We have decided to retain Mr. E. 1'. Davis, K.C., lo fight the
case for thc depositors in order that they may be made to rank as creditors in the estate. We also, without admitting responsibility, have decided to bring S200.000 down in the estimates in lieu of the bond of
that amount which is under dispute in order to give immediate relief to
the depositors who are in distress."
A meeting of the depositors was held last Thursday evening and
if Mr. Bowser had been present at that meeting hc would there have
seen that though he might blind one or two "independent voters" by
his "magnificent magnanimity" he would not do likewise with the depositors.
The depositors at that meeting were very free in their criticism
at the wax in which they had been treated. Thc $200,000 so far as
they were concerned, was only a myth.
Tiie secretary of the depositors' committee went on to show lhat
under the terms of the bond, which was there to protect creditors in
general as well as depositors all lhat could possibly come out of it would
be five cents on the dollar. Thc bond is for general creditors as well
as depositors and as (here are claims of S.'/iOO.OOO of that class anil
about $('00,000
there is ni any decent percentage of their deposits coming hack from
that source. The average of deposits in the Dominion Trust runs a
all that would be coming to each would be
Hy "Observer"
Government Wharf on North Arm  and Re-arrangement of the
Offices at Hall Provide Heated Debate ___________
Two thousand years age, a ruler
was asked liy "ihe people to make a
decision on charges brought against a
certain man. Thc ruler replied: "I,
having examined him before you, have
found im fault in this man touching
these things whereof ye accuse him."
He. therefore, proposed to release
the man anil let him go. Hut. tbe peo-
ple, Instigated by interested parties,
cried: "Away with this man. and release until us llarabbas." When the
ruler intimated that he would prefer
t.i let ai: innocent man gn rather than
release a criminal, the people, again
instigated by interested parties, cried
out: "Crucify him. crucify him." And
they eliel.
Kerr tried ;o rmancc work throughout  the  muuicp-.'ity,   Reeve  Cold  is
.-..���eking tu add tu unemployment ley
reducing the municipal staff. And in
making tin- reductions ami changes
proposed, as Councillor Allen   stated
on Tuesday night at Fraser Hall,
"malicious or friendly feelings
allowed tei actuate the actions of the
reeve anil council in committee. Hence
the blocking eef the reeve's proposal
lei dispense with the services oi certain employees, when the recommendation uf the committee came before
tiie council for confirmation.
While I ihe neet wish to appear irreverent. I can n.et help thinking of
thi- incident recorded in ancient history when pondering over the actions of a certain element in South
Vancouver during the past twee years.
Reeve Kerr ami Municipal Clerk
Springford are by no mean- perfect.
Like all olher men they have made
mistakes. But, the persecution to
which both men have been subjected,
by the element referred to. forcibly
reminds one of the actions of "the
peeeple" led by unscrupulous and embittered men two thousand years ago.
* * *
"The people" arc just as easily led
ami instigated to unreasonable actions
now as then. The spirit behind political movements is the same: ami unscrupulous politicians, whether municipal or parliamentary, can gull "the
people" as successfully today as tbe
chief priests and elders persuaded the
multitude to ask for Barabbas.
* * *
While   1   do  not   suggest   that   there
is a similarity between the Incident
of two thousand vear- ago ami what
has happened in Seeuth Vancouver recently, tiie fundamentals are lhe same-.
In Reeve Kerr and Municipal Clerk
Springford Seeuth Vance mver pnssrss-
ed public servants who have done
their level best feer tin community
they served. If Reeve Kerr had one
fault more than another, it was thai
he was teen considerate for tlie work-
ing men of tbe municipality, anil in
consequence persuaded tin' council tei
undertake   work,   for   the'   purpose'   of
Thc Council met on Thursday morn-j
ing last, February 11, this being a
special meeting called for tlie purpose
of discussing the rates eef insurance
now being paid "ti all Municipal property anil e,tlier matters which re-
quired immediate attention. A letter
was read from the Underwriters,
claiming that the tire-lighting appliances of tbe Municipality was neet up
to date, and suggesting that the heerse
were | drawn wagons which arc at present
being used be replaced by others
more up to date. Jt was shown bv
Councillors Stanley and Campbell
that at present that could not be done
as in many parts of the Municipality
the roads are not paved and neit in
condition for other than the horie-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^     drawn wagons being used, and to buy
Ex-Councillor Burgess during the others machine-driven would only
recent election campaign stated that mean a useless expense under the con-
one reason he was opposing Mr. Gold  ditions at present existing.
finding  employment
couver men. when it  woulil have been
much better for tlie- municipality financially   if   the   work   had   been   laid
over,    Tha: is really the i'ause i ' :'.
antagonism between   Reeve  Kerr and
Reeve ("��� ��� ���'<!.
* * +
Reeve   Gold's   ]>, e^it i. m
clear.     He'   is   inten -iee!
Main   Street,   bought
ia- because, in his opinion, Mr. Cold
was not cajiable of controlling himself, and therefore, would be unable
te, control the council. That Mr.
Burgess was neit far frum right was
exemplified on Tuesday, when tlie
reeve lost his temper over the location 'ef the proposed government
wharf een Ihe N'orth Arm. First he
declared a motion put by C itincillora
Welsh and Russell "lost," which on a
��� how of hands was proved to have
been carried by four to three. Then
tlle reeve declared the councillors
who bad carried the motion were "not
conscientious." When Councillor
Welsil rose to protest the reeve ordered him to sit down and called for
a policeman to have the councillor
removed from the hall. What would
have happened if the policeman Had
come? What charge would tlle chief
magistrate have laid against Councilleir Welsh? Would another law action for damages have followed?
* * ��
The petulance exhibited by Reeve
Gold was childish in the extreme, anil
it demonstrates his inconsistency. At
tin first meeting of the new council
Reeve Cold, referring to the prediction that the council chamber would
become a "bear garden" under his
rule, said be did not think such a
tiling would occur. "I intend to work
in harmony with you, and if differences ut opinion arise, that is no reason why there shoulel be enmity" declared tlle reeve anil he urged councillors not lee be influenced by outsiders but to use their own good judg-
  ment.    On several occasions since the
South   Van-1 councillors  have  followed  the  reeve's
pi rl
propel ���
if 11. C. depositors, it will he readily seen what chance! P,rrt,umibIy1 for speculative purpi
^^^��      ' H^^^H I \\ hen the Inn mi was em. and the pn
little less than SJ00 so thai
something less than $10.00.
For the other question,
iVsc estate, it was plain from t
T      X
tai of enabling them to rank as creditors in
he remarks made at the meeting thai thi
llle'llt, ^^^
is   annexed
will  soar"
annexed  t
instead  of
unlil  have   b.'cu   sold   over  ami
, ���;��� in  Mr.  Cold  Inl.'.
as   In    states   in   his   ad1
that   "when   South   Van
tu   tin'   city,   land   values
Seeuth    Vancom e-r   il   ,;��� I
llie   city   ami   laml   vaim *
soaring  havi   come  down
Ine  flop.    But,  owing
if   ex-Reeve   Kerr     and     tin
I as t')|aled more or le-s in the nature of a joke, and a cruel one al lhat. iponcy   e,i   ex-Keeve   tverr    ami    mc
1_.     li                      . ,...', , .    council  in  carrying  oui   imorot
��rar��ll that they mighl be given this privilege, tl was maele very plain  WOrk,   partly   because   tin-     im
by tfie members of c nittee and other speakers thai the) expected very ments wen needed ami parti) to find
,.'  .     , , ,      ��� ,     , > r , i ee I employment  lor the' men ol  the niiini-
litilr from thai source.    Iii laet the lawyers  fees would pretty well cat |cioalitv. taxes have- Increase    and iin
pretty well eat '"pji.iy,
| Gold pn
little from thai source.    In fact B 	
up any assets tbat mighl be found.
That ilie governmenl were a party to the calamity was proven
by the Attorney-General himself when he stated that il they hail not
given the Dominion Trust power to take deposits they could have slill
taken them under their federal charter. If thai was so, the Provincial
Act was superfluous. Vet Mr. llowser informed ihe Private Hills' committee lhat ihey could not interfere with Dominion legislation which
disallowed lhe nonunion Trust from taking deposits. The depositors
in general lay the blame rightly on the Provincial Government and
from the tone of the utterances at that meeting last week they will not
let matters drift away from that point.
Another aspect of the situation was gone into at thc meeting and
the committee were instructed to get legal advice as to thc liability of
thc directors and officers of the company, under whieh head the auditors
also come.
"ff f received 99 cents on the dollar f would still have a grievance."
was remarked by one.
"Wc will fight lill lhe hitter end and there will be no let up until
the parties responsible are brought to hook" might be taken as thc
general expression of the entire body of depositors.
Meetings are to be held once a month and with the hard working
committee having thc unanimous support of the whole of the depositors one can rest assured that no stone will be left unturned in their endeavor to prosecute their case to the limit.
ft does not need the Liberal party to stir up opposition against the
McBride government, Every depositor in B. C. it is safe to say. is an
active missionary from now henceforth in lhe good work of turning eeut
horns bolus the most inefficient government the Empire ever knew.
like'   the
work  n
taxes  have  increase'1  ami   lii
iperty ii "eating its head   iff,
horse in  tin-  stable  w
advice. They have not allowed out
siders in influence their decisions, but
have used tln-ir own good judgment
ti' the palpable annoyance of lhe neve
and tlie calling upon at Kast one
councillor tn resign, because councillors used their own judgment ami
made 'i plain tint tiny were nut going to be influenced by outsiders --
Verb. sap.
Local Notes
In this connection, also, Councillor
Campbell drew attention to the supply
eif water available feir fire-fighting
purposes, and claimed that the water
mains were not adequate lo giving a
sufficient force of water for all purposes. After some discussion, this
matter was laid over to be dealt with
at  a  future meeting.
.An application was read at this
meeting for a license to run a pool
roe mi at 4141) Fraser Avenue, the
applicant being present to speak to
the application. After some consideration it was decided that a temporary license be granted only, until next
full meeting of the Council, Councillors Allen and Street being absent at
this  time.
A communication was read from a
number of hawkers anil nedlars of
lish, fruit and vegetables in the Municipality, complaining of the license
fee having been raised too high by
the last year's Council, and asking
that it bc reduced to the old figure
This found favor with the councillors
present and tlle license fee was reduced to tbe old tigure of six dollars per
It was stated that the postion of
Electrician was vacant and that an expert electrician hail been engaged,
temporarily, until the position could
be advertised as vacant and applications received for same. It was a-
greed to advertise in tlie dailv papers
anil ni have the applications in. so
that tlie matter could bc dealt with
at tiie Council meeting of February
17. along with other vacancies that
require lo be filled at  that elan
Some discussion rose over the cosl
of lumper te' used in tin- differenl
wards, li was pointed out by Councillor CampDell that owing : i the local linns Inning tin preference in supplying this, tin- prices had been bo ���
till .nni tin- Municipality wen
charged too much. Prices of outside
linn- were quoted showing th:;: material which South Vancouver
were charging $14 to $15 for could
light anil lire,ught ir : il .sl I..sil
and >'l2 >i was ri solved I advertise
for  e-i: itatii ms  on  lumbi r, this
open   1"  all   linns :e-   :���
iln n adjourt -
gratulaling him on bis successful ef-
forts tn secure a grant for a post office building iu South Vancouver, thc
said grant am uniting to $60,001), and
urging him to do hi- utmost to hasten
ihi- as much as possible so that work
can be started soon and also the sug-
g.stie.n was made that as far as possible South Vancouver men be given
the contracts and the work bc done
by  residents in    municipality.
At this meeting a representative
freem tbe Northern Electric Co. was
present and wa- heard by tiie Council in regard to payment due on the
installing of the Gamewell system fire
apparatus. There was some hitch in
thi- matter owing t,, the Municipal
Inspector claiming that some work
had nut leen completed or properly
done mi tin .system, and the matter
was left over to bc again brought before the Council on Friday of this
The next item and one which caused considerable stir was thc matter
of the rearrangement of thc different
offices in the municipal hall. The
Reeve with his private secretary finds
his room too small and was desirous
eef having the room at present occupied ny tbe health inspector, and moving the health inspector down stairs
to the solicitor's room, the solicitor
to move up to the room at present
occupied  by   the   Reeve.
Councillor Welsh strongly objected
to this and claimed that there was not
nn nn enough down stairs for the
health inspector's work to be carried
on properly. It was agreed that the
Council adjourn and go through the
rooms and see what could be done.
In meeting again in the afternoon
this matter was again brought up and
a live!" discussion teiok place. Coun-
-���- e.e, ���. chairman of the health
committee, was ver- much opooscd
tn   rn��������� ���',"  health  inspector's   of
fice and the Reeve was very insistent
that he must have the room. After
much wrangling and debate, the matter was put to a vote whether these
offices Bhould In- moved or not. On
the vote being taken thc Reeve declared that the motion to move the
offices was carried, but this Councillor
Welsh denied, claiming that only one
nr twn had voted yea. The Reeve
wa- firm and Councillor Welsh demanded that a shnw oi hands be taken
-ir a standing vote but Reeve Gold
would inn allow it and on Councillor
Welsh persisting in his efforts to have
a vote taken, the Reeve ordered him
to takr hi- -ial or he would have a
policeman in in remove him from the
council chamber.
* * *
Tin-   Ladies'   Aid  of   Xew   Y.
sier Church  mi     Phursda
.i   nf M: s. Jo       M
Wenui      rhey made plans l    prepari
a dinnci  nn  -nnn- hundred guesl
l ebi nary   25th,   whi n   the   Ri i    M r,
Craig ��il! ne' inducted inte' tlie church.
Today   Tuesday   thi    rearrangement
is taking place  unl workmen are busy
firms | tearing down and fixing up ihe offices
for  their  new  occupants,
1 ���- afternoim 'I'm sd y the Council me: to ce nsidi i sei eral claims
- ��� - m fm- 'I imagi s in th ��� municipality \ claim w - - nl In by Mrs.
Kale: 1   ��� $7    :    ��� ,,��� damages  :
^^ "  Main
I her  property  at   tin-   corner
1 ��� i'i in  .   "i it 'i-  and   I duding   Kalen-
ing in take' un the matt muni-
ing  accounl it   vi as   agreed     ''iar
j i' ii'- Council   inl w hii ��� d in  full settlemi
iwing to lack of funds.    All such  ihis claim.   Other claims of the -uir
will   be  pit i!   money  is
After    n  business meeting they cos-   . .   . ... ,*^^���
��� , ,��� ' It is expected that money wil
.-el    with    .1
'i  tea
ailable - 'nun the sale of $160,000
three ye it  6 pet   cenl. treasury ccrtili-
*    e|<    *
There- ye>u have tin- case of Reevi
C.eebl in a nut-shell. He sei oul I
eippnse Reeve' Kerr, as Mr Cold himself has stated very frankly, tn curb
thc expenditure eef South Vancouver
in order tn keep down taxes. Mr
Geeld's position is not an unreasonable
one. from his point eef view. When
the unreasonableness, cmues iu i-
when, by his power of invective and
dramatic utterance, be led "the people," whom Reeve Ken hail been
j straining the resources of the municipality tn .-nsist. into unrea.se initig
opposition against the policy Reeve
Kerr hail adopted Inr their own benefit.
* * *
Tt is true that in his efforts Mr.
Gold was ably assisted by disgruntled
municipal employees, covvting what
they considered "soft jobs." anil 1 v
other chronic "kicker:," whose opposition can only bc appealed by "giving the dog a bone." ft is safe to a\
that a majority of Mr Gold's principal supporters would have been supporters of the Kerr regime if they bad
received some of "thc pickings"
Reeve   Cold  has  referred  to   recently
*  *   e*
Rc'e-e Cold is now in i Ffice in the
-.inn position that Reeve Kerr found
himself in���the position of being hehl
p insible   fnr   finding    employ:
for  the  hundreds  m  working nnn  ir
Si nli   Vancouver  on   the    verge
starvation.    The  difference    be
the two reeves i-  'his;  Wluh   Repeve
Mis. K nie Mouat   iffi re .1 her In ime
'!!   28th  Avenue  to   thi   Gi Is'   Own   .-,,   o( T ,,,,,,,   Ohio
t las-   rn   ilu    Westminstet     Sunday
School,   le 1 e'iv   :!ie \    ��� I . ��� :\ i il    nn    tin
first   time.    Thi-   class   is   verj
gressive,   with     Miss     Charlotte     I.
Greer as its teacher. Mi-- Jessie
Mouat is president, Gladys Irvine
vice-president and Crace Johnston,
secretary. The girls an- trying : i
enlarge their e-las- and plan a series
f "At  Humes
kind wen        It will   ... ed off
the ai
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ fi'iin   tin-
Bl view of interesting i der  tei  get
new members.    Several nf ihe friends loans, etc.,  which  should  b
of  the  girls  wlm are  anxious  tee  help   and  are   long nve-reluc.  but
contributed.    Songs  and  music interspersed games throughout  the afternoon.     Assisting   Miss   Mouat   wen
Mi--  Irvine-.  Mi-- Johnston  anil   Miss
Charlotte  L.  Greer.
ilu- municipalitj   fi im thi   sali
n.i- made  through   V\ "ml.  ('.un-
dj  &  Co., ol Toronl  . and when thi-
arrives it will considerably relieve the
pri -' nl   situation.
There i- considerable talk at present re thc holding of a tax sale in or-
money to pay i ff bank
^^^paid up
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ far nothing has been done along this line as
it is understood there is considerable
difference of opinion in regard 1" thi-.
* �� *
Thc   dance   held   at
Parish   Hall.  Tuesday
well   attended.     Music
by  l.evic's Orchestra.
St.   Andrew's
evening,     was
was   supplied
Miss Dench. courl stenographer at
the Municipal Hall, wishes to correct
a rumour prevalent that she is not
a  resident  of South Vancouver.    She
wishes us to say that her In une i- at
5865 Sherbrooke Sunt. South Vancouver.
Mis. A. I'eiil. 473> Little Avenue.
received Monday afternoon and will
receive   every   second   Monday   (luring j Fraser
The Council met again on Monday
this week ami in response tn a phoned
message from thc Government En-|
gineer at present in New Westminster, took Up the business of selecting
a location for the proposed wharf for
which the Government are giving a
grant of $2.51X1. A great amount of
argument tinik place in regard to the
ne-! location, each councillnr being
anxious to have this as near to his
special warel as possible, and each
pointing out the desirability of Inning
it in his particular ward. Main St..
Fraser Avenue and Victoria Road
were  all  considered  and  finally  on  a
ceived tl   ii  res linden thai the w hai 1
should be ola< i d at the fool ol  Ft
Street, and stating that    iwing  to the
there  this      uld
accepted, and asking  that  this in
gl :   on ther   >      -nli latini
It was agreed to rescind Monday's
resolution and have the matter again
decided upon The eiin-siinii again
arose as i - thi besl and most central
pla for the wharl Councillors
Streel and Rowlings contended thai
Main Street was iln proper place aiel
Councillor Russell favored Victoria
Road and thought il was nearer to the
centre of the munraipalitv than Main
Street. After a long ami healed discussion, a resolution was moved' by
|Councillor Russell, seconded by Coun-
e-illor Welsh that Victoria Road be
the location. This resolution was put
to the Council and a vete taken, when
Reeve Gnld declared the resolution
lost, but Councillor Russell demanded
a show- of hands in this vote, contending that the resolution was not lost.
I bi a show of bands being taken, it
was found that a majority favored
Vie-te.ri-i Road ami tbe resolution car-
rieii. Reeve Geild claimed the Councillors who voted in this way were ir-
resoonsible  and     without    conscience
the  -eason.
* * *
Congratulations   to   Mr.  Welton  of
tin'   Municipal   staff.     We   hear   that
iln- stork bas oeen visiting ami a baby
as arrived at the home. Hearti-
 1   eiishes   Walter,   ami   every
happiness   attend   you   with   the   new
vote  being  taken  it  was  found  that\and J1?' '"ok^B to the interests of the
Councillor Welsh rose to object  to
Avenue  was  the  most  central
ly located situation and found mosl
favor with the majority. It wa- agreed
that the wharf be built at the end of
Fraser Street, next in the bridge at
-.: there.
iin the motion nf Councillors
Welsh and Stanley, it was agreed
tbat the Municipal Clerk wire- Mr 11.
H.   Stevens,   M.P.,   at   Ottawa,   con-
these accusations but was ordered by
tin- Reeve to take his seat or be expelled from the council room bv a
policeman. In the excitement which
followed this incident some one
moved the adjournment of the meeting ami this was carried.
��� (Continued  on   Page  5) TWO
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And shall irom age to age endure."
TWICE during this week at tlie meetings held iu
the council chamber al the Municipal Hall the
reeve has threatened to have the police summoned and
A HOOK could be written about the municipal pol-j
itica nf Semlli Vancouver during the last  few I
vear-.    If it reproduced the situation with fidelity, it
would   he  very  humorous  anil   satirical.       ll   would
make a deep appeal tee the people who love humanI
interest.     In  fact,  the municipal  situation  in  S'eiulr
Vancouver would make an excellent background fur1
a novel.   Perhaps that would be the best wa) to han
die it
I Inr people take easy lei intrigue and Ihey luve |inli   ;
tie-, iii S'Hiili Vancouver there has heen nn political
holida) for years, An election is only the intnxluc
tion i" another campaign. Candidates in greal aluni-
iave offered themselves to the voters, though
the nualifications of some for municipal office have
been painfull) restricted.
In ilu- past Councillor Blank and Councillor Dash
and other municipal hopes haw sown a fine crop ofl
glittering prtjinises, but, so far, the harvest has been
Tin re i- ti" doubt that many members oi the council
an- ambitious i" improve municipal affairs, but am-
ike ga
hue with ii" nnitnr
a certain councillor removed from the hall.   < In Mon- jbition with some people i
day when the changes in the offices in the hall were Jin which to use it.
being discussed, a stormy scene took place.   The reevi ,    The proceedings of South Vancouver councils pro-1
had given instructions for the wmk of changing the  bably hold the record for tempestousness.   Hul all ihisj
offices to begin.   Ou inquir) he found that it had not I unparalleled shouting, dissension and malediction does
been commenced owing t<> the council as a bod) n 11   not seem to have doue much good.   Calumniation does
having given it- consent.    A tempestuous scene Foi- not get practical results. .
lowed.    Councillor  Welsh,  chairman  of the health      Lei us hope that we will soon .net durable satisfac-
board, loudly objected to the removal of the health tion in municipal government.
office freim it- present location.   Councillor Rowlings      Wise municipal guidance is a pressing need oi South
pointed out that the matter should first have heen con-   Vancouver just now.    li is high time a city of 30,000
sidered by the council before orders were given to people had enlightened government.   The new council
commence the work, appear to be making the mistakes   of   inexperience.
Reeve Gold had apparently maele up his mind that  The reeve and the new council are under the closest
his instructions shonld be carried out, council or no
council.    The climax came when the council took the
matter up again in the afternoon.   A vote was taken I will be abundant and sharp
on the question by the usual "yea or nay." and the
reeve rilled that the majority had heen in favor oi going ahead with the rearrangement of the offices.
Councillor Welsh declared that the reeve was mistaken and demanded a vote by a show of hands, or by
a Standing vote. This the reeve declined to allow.
Welsh still insisted. The reeve told him to take his
seal, on penalty of being ejected freun the hall by a
The same stormy scenes were repeated On Tuesday,]
when the matter of the wharf location was discussed. |
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thai we are almost all committed to labor and sweat
from birth.
Spring has a magic influence em the minds of poets
and the young. Of course the poet, though he may
be grey, never grows old. So he may be classified
with youth, Spring's chemistry inspires the poet to
song and turns the thoughts of youth to love, People
observation.    Competent  critics  are  watching every
move ihey make.    If ihey don't make good, criticism
ie ratepayers of South
Vancouver are taking a keener interest than ever he-
fore. This is no time for phrase weaving, promises,
or brawls in the council.
SPRING has heen in the air ihis week. When the
numerous roosters of South \ ancouver greet the
morn, they strike a more cheerful note. Spring has
come earlier this year than usual even in ihis clement
climate.    Everything feels it.    There is more activity
PEOPLE WILL NOT be surprised if some Canadian
army scandals develop. 'Ihey are among the inevitable camp followers. Army contracts on which enormous profits were maele laid the foundations of some
who are not exactly young, and who never wrote a S^at American fortunes, por example, when John-
lyric in their live-, are often moved to sentimental
thoughts by spring's sorcery.    But the
poet's particular season,
spring   is
A vote of "yea or nay" again failed to be decisive. A
vote was taken hy a show of hands. The majority
went against the reeve.
Reeve Cold then declared that the councillors who
had voted against his views were incompetent, and
used very strong language in condemning their action,   lie again threatened to call lhe police.
The council should cut out this, burlesque. It is undignified. Business methods should take the place of
this melodrama, which has made South Vancouver
among the poultry.    Buds are bursting.    From the
willow and alder brush on vacant lots come whiffs of
bird song, clear and sweel. The crows have a musical
cackle. The annual miracle of seed and plant has begun again, In the minds and bodies of men there is
an effervescence, as the leaven of spring leaveneth
tlle whole lump. Nature's heart heats faster. Sick
I people feel better. The sun lengthens its bright path
from horizon to horizon. It rises earlies. not with the
ark but with the roosters, who doubtless act as alarm
'locks.    The tribe of chanticleer is numerous and zeal-
stone's armj started west for I tali shortly before the
American civil war, contractors agreed to furnish
great quantities of flour at $30 a barrel, tlie price being lixed on the supposition that ihey woulil be required tei freight ii all the way across the plains. Actually, the contractors bought the flour from the Mormons iu 1 tali at S4..-0 a barrel.
I'lll''. NEWS PRINTED by Tuesday's papers that
owing lo lhe aeroplane -care all llie window blinds
of tiie  I louse of Commons at Ottawa are drawn this
THERE are a lot of Conservatives in this province
who are half-muliiioit- ami some wlm are in open
revolt. The mildest thing these men say about the1
Conservative party in Uriiish Columbia is that it does
not represent litem any more. These men have been
:n lhe same political stau- of mind for a long lime.
They do not like to he thought birds of the same feather a- some oi' tin- birds al Victoria. Vet they still!
stick to tlm party because they don't like to desert it.   e
These men are not  officeholders,     They are merely j
voters.   Ii i- easy to under land   fealty of officeholders.   They support the part)  because 'he' party supports them.   The holders of government jobs at'e Ven
lo) al ti' tin pari.. regartllei: of it- principles oi con
duct,    Bul :i i- hard i" understand wh) mere voters
should continue to support .1 party the) are dissatisfied with,    li is a- ii tlie total abstinence members en,
a certain church who e building after ceasing to be a \
place of worship, dwindled in virtue, so much as to
become a grogshop, should fee! it their   liti\  :������ con
tiinii- to --:" there a- usual.
III'', news that the first Canadian army i- al last
in lhe field is very satisfactory to every Canadian. The men themselves must he glad. Though
thev will henceforth he on the battle line, and lists of
killed, wounded and missing will appear in the newspapers almost every day. and shadows will he falling Week, and Ihe light 011 the main tower is out. seem-
over Canadian homes, everyone is -lad that at length jt0 uri��S tlle "'���'"' ��earer Canada than anything el-e
has done. Vet the aeroplane story is said to have
heen a fiction. Up to the present time. Uriiish Columbia h;is had no real scare.
ACCORDING 'I'n A DESPATCH from Vancouver
published iu a Toronto paper a week ago, the military
authorities  have  doubled   the  guards  on   the  C.P.R.
bridges in I'.riti-h Colttmbia.    I'he same paper prints
ness, and they have probably learned their lesson well. I the news that German aeroplanes were seen on the
But we may he sure that they have nm lost the char- Ontario  side of  the  international  boundary.      The
acteristics of individuals, in the sense ihat European Eastern papers seem bound to keep the invasion stor)
troops do.    British regiments are not now the com- alive.
ous in South Vancouver, ami ihey begin calling the posite photographs that  continental  regiments    are.1
sun very early these line mornings.    When iln- sun We like to think ihat Canadian troops are less mach- THE JITNEY SER\ lt'l:. has brouglil out some an-
shears die-fleeces ��> 1 tin' clouds and gets a corner in jne like than the Uriiish regiments, tiquated automobiles that probably never would other-
shine it fills South Vancouver with bright light and j    |n v.,jk. Qf ,|u, casualty ii^i that it will mean. Cana- w^e 'lave ''!"' gasoline in their veins again.   Some of
'.:;'i- al home look forward with lively expectations|these old chariots an- very decrepit.   One driver sai.l
to ihe first occasion when Canadian troo)
engaged with the enemy.   There i- no doubt in auy-1 sPeec' hmit, as six
.lie's min.!  thai  the men  will do well.     Um  lhe warj"lU "' nis l,rl'.v Bteet1'
-pirit in Canada we.ulel leap tip like :i flame if llle news]
came thai a Canadian regiment had maele a successful ON   THURSDAY   Germany's  "paper  blockade"
bavonel   charge.     Princess   Patricia's   infantry  have the British coasts began,    if a German submarine
the men at'e in the trenches.
They have heen in training until they must have
reached a high degree of efficiency in the military art.
1 he ancient law of the survival of the fittest has worked out in their ease, 'fhe weak and the unfit have
been weeded out. Physical training and discipline
have done for thein all they will do for any men. They
have been sternly taught that war i- a serious busi'
cheerfulness, It fills the hearts of men and women
with hope ami joy. Spring means die turning of ::
fresh, clean page feer everyone. Many people need
the influence of spring at present. The) need the
fresh courage it gives. Mope is always associated
wiih spring, as despondency is associated wiih the
darkening days of autumn. Few people can feel sail
in spring, when all nature is reincarnate I.
ire actively thai  he would never he arrested  for exceeding the
an hour was al
done well, hui   in that   splendid regiment  there are, the job should sink a transatlantic passenger ship with
Spring is ihe sea-. .11 of cleaning up ami getting rid I few  ���.���jvi. born  Canadians.      Therefore  its annals'|a large number of  American passengers on board, for
��� if the winter's accumulation of refuse and dirt, and  1
hile' arid melancholy. South Vancouver citizens should
Vancouver need a lot of attention.     I'he)   should be
Count Talleyrand de Perigord, iin- lame priest wh.. man.a,m| amj ..,���, 0med an I houUl bc plant-
was Kiie,; Louis' 111:111. then Citizen Damon's alter ej ���,,,,.,. ,..,.!v Soirth Vancouver needs brightening.
Danton had killed King Louis, then Napoleon's poll [| ,,c.-.l- ihe gay influence of flowers, li also
tied adyiser after I'.eeucy ha.l made himself Consul ,ik. naint brush as badly as some politician- need the
ami Emperor and a few other things, and who was tine j,whitewash brush. A little paint, like a little kalso
of the most proper roun.-- ami one ..f the greatest mjne. covers a multitude .ef si,,,. South Vancouver!
turncoats iu history, used to say that he never desert- will have many visitors thi- summer. Let Us put .in
ed a party until it had deserted itself. olrr besl clothes for the visitors.
'I'he Conservative pan.- iu liritish Columbia has Spring days niake the gyps) in a man bubble to the
furnished a notable instance of a part) deserting it- surface. The iftesponsible nomadic tendency that lie-,
self, 'fhe true Conservative political principles are deep iu every nature comes forth when the rebirth
contraband at Victoria, 'fhe member for Columbia Of flora and fauna is aking place. W'e all feel this
rather shrinkingly mentioned some of them in his primitive thing and are aware, with a humorous ap-
speech in the house tlie other day, and got nothing hul preciatioil of its absurdity, of a desire to go oul to lhe
black looks. However, he look his courage in both woods and light a fire in the open and sit 011 the
hands and said "hoo!" Ilis speech was greeted with ground. W'e all feel a disturbing desire to rove, to
disapproval and flinty indifference though he dealt wander away from our responsibilities and obllga-j
with practical matters. To say that the government tions, to lay down ihe burdens of life, and emancipate
took extreme exception lo what he said is expressing ourselves, . But every man knows thai he would he unit very mildly.    Yet  his address  was not a political happy without these fetters, for they are the chains ef
ippi al i" Canadians ihat the success of
give everything about ilu- place, house-, cellars and   j,,,,,,. would have
back-yards, an extra clean-up thi.- spring, not forget
ting their minds ami bodies.   The ha.l. yards of South
Vancouver should gel  special attention.    By a city's
back > arils you can  read its real character and ihe
true uaimvs ,.!  it. people.    Many a line    dwelling
In 'i ���' i   a hypocrite, with a clean front yard ami in
untid) back yard.    Kn ash heap make- a poor kc; 11 .;
for a decorative scheme,   'flu- front     trd   .     Soul 1
iave not  got  iln- imaginative and personal  interest instance, what woulil he done about it.-    W.nil.l tlu
our own regi- Hearst newspapers and the other pro-German papers
I iu the I 'nited States !"��� ahle to explain it satisfactory
one. and he did not stray far
practical business questions,
mon sense.
away  from the field of
I le   talked  plain  ciint-
habit.    Like most  slaves who are set  free, we wouhl |
find  freedom undesirable.    Freedom is a fiction,  lor
people do not really wish to he free.    The trouble is���
The Important Matter of Choosing Your Dentist
CK IIERE is nothing bo important to y,
J your tee ih.   Sound, useful, beautiful teel
"The Last Word
in Dentistry."
Good  Teeth
io health
ency as ilie mutter with
le - lould ' ���   j ours��� te eth that enable
a to bite, clu \ and imile i�� comfort.   Decayed teeth cause, not only continual
inconvenience, but permanent ill-health.   It Is your dut] elf to economize
in other ways so 'li.it ydu may secure teeUi thai 1." !. natu ���!. tee! natural and peril nn the functions which Nature allotted te. those important members,
the  most
What are
CHEREFORE >"ii should ihoOse your dentiel with great care
economy t" buy "bargain teeth."    Inferior dentistry���poor n
The New
Standard Bank
Bldg., Richards
and   Hastings
Second   Floor
Room 212
Phone   Sey.
4 6 7 9
It is poor
materials, little
knowledge and less care���costs but little less than the ri^lu kind even at the beginning, and certainly is much more expensive in the loug run.
X EMPLOY only the most rnodern methods, thc greatest care .iiul skill ami the
beft materials. Each individual case is carefully studied. When 1 lit you
with my "Nature teeth" they look, lit and feel like the ones Nature gave you. And
you will find my prices no higher than those of ordinary dentists.
GOME in and allow nie to examine your mouth, advise you and give you my
estimate of the cost. This will involve no obligation whatever. Make up
your mind now to see to those teeth. Then call, phone or write to me now,
making appointment (or examination.
No Gas or Harmful Drugs Used
"You Suffer No Pain"
I HEREBY CTARANTEE thai all dental work performed hy mc will be absolutely
painlcs��. ]f the slightest twinge of patn ii exprrictfed Ny the patient no money need be paid
to me, or if any has been paid, it will  he  instantly  icfunded.
I further guarantee that all crown or bridge work or filling will remain in first-class condition for a period of TEN YEARS. If any of my work becomes defective during that time I
will replace it absolutely PREE OF CHARGE.
Comfort and Convenience
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The Popular Route to the���
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All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
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General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
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EAT when we are Down Town ?
Economy consists of spending  money so
that you will have more to spend
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The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy  has  some  very  decided  views  on   the   necessity  o'   gettin'  in
some o' the arrears o' taxes
Weel frei Ild look ai ii spring
ee ii ��� omin' attain frae the fine weatbei
we'n   hai V the -nine- I'm
no'   a'thegither   share lem   whal   we'll
lhe'   uill-
- u>      I'm   .v ruin' lln- ..ii Smell'-  ..n]_\   this   mornin',
ISI       I     I           Il'.ee        le   I   . 11 t I "     l!l
���   I  remark!)  I ie Ihi
naw nr
nil   .en  i.im av.a.
As mual. ��hi  li id tae   gii  a bit jibe.
n markin' thai if I taen mj  haunt 'e"i
111) POI     CHl '     MU' ���! bil ��'  elk I
fi' I  I  i ae muckle.
li \er.   I in   no'   a.'imi   iae   dwi II
intei thi   maw   come i>
:! mnil. ii cannie la-: long een\ut \. an'
tl e im - no' faur din ml ��ben thi
ipring gairdenin' fever 11 be here a-
gain ivi the usual argymenti an' ex-
teniive ramificaihuni Incidental there-
\eeee ii struck me ilii- mornin' efter
I had my breakfast, an' I wis turnin'
owre in in., ii m' a lie.lie r I'd gae '1
tae the backyaird an' get a baud o'
t11> siieee.i'1 e,r kennel the r>,e,ni lire an'
bae a Im n I tin- is gaun iae' bc
a year where V.im--e..\tr i- gaun iar- bc
I    tlle'   t, st,
It's no' sae very long sin' I recoi
i-rcil frae a severe cauld I contracted
- I - nquervd ieer thc time lie-m' my
laudable ambeeshun o' gaun back tae
the laund an' I mak's mysel as comfortable a- I could afore the lire ��r
my pipe, resolved tae hae a guid read
tae  mysel.
Scannin' owre the mornin' paper, I
ui- attracted ley an item which said
thai -eniie e,' the cooncillors up in
Sooth Vancoover were debatin' among
themsels the advisability o' haen a
tax   sale   this  year.
The article wenl on tae ihow thai
emu' tae the difficulty ������' tinanein' the
municeepality in they strenuous time-
it wis hard lae ken whaur the cooncil wis gaun tae get the necessary
bawbees except through sic a medium
N'oo, personally speakin', I'm no'
vny fond 'e' taxes mysel���they seem
tae In a necessary evil like tiie wee
men folk���lint yet we couldna dae
withe,<>t either lhe yin or llle ither,
\eeii ihis lax sale bizness "is ventilated quite a hii at tlie last eleckshuns
iuil il -i lined lae me lhat the rale
facts ',' llie ease wire kepi very muckle in lhe backgruil' an' lhe usual ar-
gyment o' "hem' detrimental tae the
he-i interests "' thc municeepality"
wis used as a gag lae stifle 'iiscu--
sluin mi that subject,
The propisishun is I unnerstaun tae
pit ihe property up ieer sale that has-
llie had taxes peyed ein il lllj Iae llle
end ee' I'M.'. There's a wee fortune
,,' $60,000 lyin' there an' yae eau very
weel imagine, freens, Imej welcome
that sum o' money wud bc at the present time tae the municeepality.
Another argyment urged agin hatid-
in' a lax sale wis llle asserlshun that
it wud wnrk hardship on some puir,
honest workin' folk. It's funny hoo,
nae maitter the questyin that's under
discussion, if there's a wey o' pitlin'
in ihe puir, workin' folk, they generally dae it. I think if onybody went
ihreeiiyh they arrears, they wud I'm'
thai il wisna the man wi' his hit hoose
or schaake mi a thirty-three lit hit
that wis behin' in hi- taxes ��� liul
raither folk that held '���chunks" o'
laund that wis lyin' idle. The owners
,,' thai laund for Ihe maisl pairt
bocht it when the boom wis on un'
never  had  the  slightest  intenshun  o'
peyin   taxel   nr  peyin'   myth
rn- thai  inaltli r.
I'he)   l.'ee'hi   ih,-  launil  .;-  often  aa
no' 'en ihe instalment plan   ,. .���.,,  bil
I)    -dh I   el l   an'   lhe   !���
���'�� re a  number ������' yean     'I I
wilted  .en  ;,,'inn'  rid ������' ii  an' makin'
a   taicond  or  third
pi) nii'in le. i ami  'Im    an' ta eei, ��eel.
thai   wi-   ih.'   !.,-���   thing
thochl al : .
Hooever, the bubble bin -:  .en' ihey
Iellie-    are     lefl    wi'   a    lol    ee'    ;.
"u   iheir   haunds   thai   thcy'n    neither
eiil'   nor   willin'   tai    pe)   for.     They
���I'i'i    Clintons���,,r   sharks   I   wud   ca'
Ihem    they   bil    off   mare    than   they
in...   ihey    wanl    the
tai   bear  their   .ur-
eeiuld chew an'
ither ratepayers
di n- foi  them.
\s everybody kens, there'i certain
fixed chairges tie be mel every year
b) i city or municeepality. These
amounti hae got iae be mel bv tbe
ratepeyen al large. The folk that
n | pe) their laxe- an nol only pevin'
their ain wey but are ai-., cairryin' the
ither yins that elinna pey.
Weel. ii the cooncil cannie gel they
il her fellies Iae pey up, an' haen they
fixed chart'!-- always Iar inert, whal
'ii- n mean? Simply ihat thc taxes
have got iae he increased on them
that pey tae bring in llle ncrcsary
N'eee,, dis eeny reasonahle man claim
that's a square ileal    The puir. lie,nest
workin'   man   wi'   hi-   wee   bit   1 se
an' thirty-three lit lot, no haen quite
enough a'ready tae dae peyin' hi- ain
share, is also addeeshunally taxed tae
provide leer these ejluttenis that "toil
ne,t   neither  dae   they   spin.'
N'oo, I think a strenuous agita.shun
she.uhl be- got up tae compel mer
cooncil lae pass a lax sale an' thereby bring in that $60.0011 which cnuld
In pit tae a very tiselu' purpose at the
presenl   time.
The money derived therefrom could
be used in clearin' awa a whole Inl e,"
bush launil lhat could be made lae
produce foodstuffs inr oorsels.
Th.' municeepality, inr instance, has
quite a bit laund up there ai the municeepal hall which could be made- guid
use n' at the present time raisin' a
creep e,' tatties  if naethin' else.
Men could be nit ttie workicleurin'
an' cuhivatin' ither secshuns o laund
that are al presenl emly an eyesore
frae the fact o' them lyin' idle an'
big,  husky   men  claninrin'   inr   bread.
'I'he cry o' back lae llu lattiiel disna
mean that men need tae gae outside
lhe bounds ee' lhe cily. If the so-ca'd
bildin' an' business" property that's
now lyin' idle���an' will remain idle
Ie.r a long time tae conic��� wis taen
ni haunil I'nr llle purpose "' raisin'
food, there wudnie be the nece.-sity e,'
bn'rriiwiii' money frae Xew York eer
ither places iae build roads, grade an'
rsgrade streets, open lanes, etc., etc.
���wnrk which while bein' sometimes
desirous yet is tint absolutely necessary frae lhe pint o' view n' the present crisis.
Noo, I'liniiciliuen. show lhe folk that
yaer big enough tae tackle this quest-
y in in tlle richt we). llie suner w e
get doon tae hard facts the better,
an' wan fact that stares us in the face
at the presenl time is that while we
hae hunners n' acres lyin' idle, pro-
'������!"' naethin'. we're borrawin' money
tae keep onr residents frae -tervasluin.
Vntirs through the heather.
Famous Men and their Praise of Books
We gave last week snliu excerpts
from an aeldress which Mr. J. Francis
Bursill of Collingwood gave to tlie
students eef McGill (.'"liege.
So much interest has been shown
in ilu- address that we give a few
more passage! from our report. Ever
ready i" acknowledge the debt he
owed i" be.eeks was Lord Macaulay���
who wa- an omnivorous reader of
even  ephemeral  literature.      In  Ma-
eauliev's  day I   se.ngs  and  ballae'..   ��'H'
printed on long slips e.i paper with
coarse type, and these ballad- were
sold for one halfpenny���a uent���each,
Macaulay knew how ibisi' "Se.ng- "i
the People" really reflected the vunt
,,i   ih,-   time���how   useful   ihey   ceeu.el
be t" the- historian, so he boughl thein
by llie handiull anel read ihem as he
w'alked along lhe itreet. He was
followed mie day by a great crowd
wlm.   taking   him   inr   a   ballad   seller,
wondered when he would starl  -inn-
Here is lhe beautiful "1 raise e,l
Books" which Waller Hugchot heard
him utter���and remembered. "Here
arc lhe old friends which are never
seen with new faces���who arc the
same in wealth and poverty, in glory
anil obscurity. In the dead there is
no rivalry: in the dead there is nn
Plato is never sullen; Cervantes is
never petulant; Demosthenes never
enmes unseasonably.      Dante "never
Stays   teeei   long."
J,,1m Hright. the silver-tongued
master of pure, simple English, uttered the following 'Traisc of Hooks :
"Vou may have in the house costly
pictures and costly ornaments, and
a great variety of decoration; yet so
far as my judgment goes. 1 wemld
prefer tei "have one comfortable roeeui
well steicked with books to all you can
give nie in the way eif decoration
which the highest art can supply. The
only subject of lamentation is���one
feel's that always, I think, in the presence of a library, that life is too short
and 1 am afraid 1 must say also that
nur industry is sei far deficient that
we seem to have no hope of a full
enjoyment nf the ample repast that
is spread before us. In the houses nf
the humble a little library, in my opinion, is a  nteist  precious possession."
Rnnert Burns, Scotlands National
Rard���the bard imleed of all nationalities, all peoples, was a nun who ap
preciated bunks. Bums was Inr a
while iln idol eef Edinburgh society,
but he sighed fnr a fuller Inc. a life
nl bnieks! Tried and good friends he'
bad. whose society exhiliarated him
like wine, but bmeks wire scarce .md
dear. In 1790 we find him writing to
Peter t till, an ..tiinbiiigh book-seller:
"1 want only Dooks; the veriest ord-
inar) e-e.pies will >tie me. 1 forget
ihe price eef Cowper's Poems, but I
musl  have them."
Hums in  ttjirburgll  met   wull many
cultured people of that  cultured city
He  had  shone as  ,,  nobleman  in  a
peasant's   disguise.     Hi-   - icial   - n
os was meteoric,   But he- b       iin
self    with  the  simple    dignit)     wiih
which   the-   name   of   lliiriis   i-   always
associated.    Neither abashed nor presumptions,  in   hail  thai  unconscious-
iie ss   which   i-   nine-lenlh-     e'l     good
breeding       And   why   -h.eiihi   he   not
bear himself a- a  nobleman;  had  he
not in ihe page- nf Shakespeare kepi |
ceimpany  with  kings?
A lecture which sheiuld lie eel much
interest t" the peeeple eef Semth Vancouver at the present time "because
of present war eonditiniis." will be
given in lhe i-hurdi building "i Si.
David's Presbyterian Church, nn the
evening nf Wednesday next. The lecture will be delivered by Rev. R. G.
McBeth, the subject ot the lecture
being "Klnrencc Nightingale. Britain's Heroine." This lecture which
is illustrated with lime-light views,
has been given all over Canada, and
it is expected that the church building
will be rilled te, capacity when it is
given   here.
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a  DundonalcTs Destroyer I
A  Century  Old  Question  Revived  by  the  Present  War
Stock Department, Seymour 6913
The fame e,f Thomas Cochrane,
tenth Earl oi Dundonald. has been almost     foTKOtted    eeuillK    lee      lapse      of
time. \\ li.ei u;is ilu- invention e.f that
extraordinary genius whieh would infallibly enable- ,eiK- belligerent to annihilate- another at ��� itrole, but which
weenlel   be   se,   ipjwling   iii   ils   results
ihat the British Governmenl would
not shock humanity by employing it.
bill   kept   anel   still   keeps   it   shut   anel
sealed securely away from the knowledge "f fighting men?
What il may have bren we- ean only
It was in 1811 that the- great captain
made- his invention and laiel it before
the Uriiish Government That body
appointed a secret committee to investigate it anil re-port upeeii it. The
composition e,f lhe committee indicates the seriousness with which the
Government regardeel the matter, and
also the weight which is attached to
the repeirt which was maele-. The
chairman of the ceimmittee was the
Duke of York, second son of George
111, commander-in-chief of the army,
and while an unsuccessful soldier in
the field, perhaps tiie ablest administrator nl military affairs of his age.
Aliociated with him were Admirals
Lords Keith anil fiXfllOUth, two of the
<��� foremost and most competent
officers of the liritish .Navy; and the
two Congreve brothers, of llie orel-
nance department, one of whom, Sir
William, was lhe inventor of the military rocket which bore his name and
of many other military and industrial
appliances of great value. It would
probably have oeen impossible, in
Great Britain or elsewhere, to select a
committee of live of a more competent and authoritative character.
To these men Dundonald disclosed
his device, at least sufficiently to convince them concerning it. He had
said that it afforded "the infallible
means of securing at one blow our
maritime superiority and of thereafter
maintaining it in perpetuity ��� of at
once commencing and terminating a
war oy one conclusive victory." A-
gain he declared of it that "no power
on earth could stanu against this attack." The committee, after careful
investigation and consideration, reported that he had not exaggerated
the potency of his device. There was
no question that it would do all that
he claimed for it. As a method of attack upon an enemy, on either sea or
land, it was irrestible and infallible.
Of this, they declared, there was no
room lor doubt. His demonstration
left nothing to speculation, bul placet
the scheme upon thc basis eif indubitable and  absolute  certainty.
The committee would not recommend the adoption of the scheme.
Why? Not because of any doubt of
its efficiency, but rather because of
lhe certain assurance of its too great
efficiency. Its destructiveness was
i great. Its devastation would be
inhuman. It would transcend the limits of permissible warfare. Therefore they reeijniinendeel that it be not
adopted,  anil   that  it  be  kept  a  pro-
und secret, so that no other Power,
less scrupulous than England) could
get it and use it for the annihilation
of   England   and   the   conquest   of   the
The need of some means of coping
with Napoleon was so great, however, that the Hritish Governmenl
laid the plan away with much reluctance. It even wanted lo use a pari
of it against the French at Toulon.
To this, however, Dundonald would
not assent, and the committee supported THfti in his dissertt. To use only a part ni it woulil not be fair to
him: Moreover���and <this was a much
more grave objection from eme point
of view���such partial use would reveal the wheilc plan to the enemy and
to other e-.ountries, and enable them in
turn to practise it against England.
If used at all it must be used fully,
and carried t���� the logical extent of
establishing and maintaining Hritish
supremacy over the whole world.
Yet in order to demonstrate- the
efficiency of the thing, anel tei strike
a decisive blow at the enemy, he offered himself to employ it againsl
Flushing, which was then Napoleon's
centre   of   menace   againsl     England,
provided that he was permitted t'i use
n in all its fullness. To this, however, the Government would nol a
gree, on thc ground lhat a full application of Ilis ile-vicc would be loe,
unspeakably dreadful, ll weiuld not
bc war, Ihey saiel; it woulil be- annihilation.
The close of the war ended l"r the-
time all need of such a device. Dundonald then went tn South America,
there to be the chief agent in liberating Chili and Brazil freun European
domination. Before he went he entered into a solemnly sworn obligation not to disclose his device to any
of those countries, nor to use itor to
permit it to be used anywhere, unless
in behalf of England. This promise
he loyally kept, although in doing so
he forfeited a large bounty which the
South American countries would have
paid him for placing the invention at
Iheir disposal.
In 1846 there wcre fears of trouble
witb Prance, and Dundonald again
called the attention of the Government to his device. Again the Admiralty appointed a secret but most
distinguished and authoritative committee tso investigate it, and to see if
it seemeel as efficient and as dreadful
in thc then advanced state of military
science as it has seemed in the more
primitive times of a <*cneralion before.
In January, 1847, this committee reported tbat the former estimate of
it still held good. There was not a
shadow of doubt that Dundonald's device would not merely defeat, bu' actually destroy, annihilate, sweep out
of existence, any hostile force against
which it might be directed. But the
use of such utter devastation was con-
trarj i" the- principles "i warfare tee
which civilized nations were committed. Hesiilis- anel tins was a nieest
-ignitii ant statement, which Dundonald himself bail made before���the firsl
ipplication "i il would io reveal  it i"
the- e\e,rlel as I., put it nun lhe bands
,,! .,11 .,ther nations. Se, the thing
was  11��� ��� t  Ine il.
During ihe Crimean War Dundonald twite again put forward bis proposal, Tlu- first tinu- lie- was met ��uh
a prompl refusal, on tin: ground tbat
the- tlniig ��as teee, horrible, The- second "tier was maele much later, when
both Bebastopol ami Cronstadt still
seemed Impregnable. Tlie hour was
almost Irresistibly alluring, and thc
British Government deliberated ovei
ii lung, and at one time was inclined,
in sheer desperation, to accept the of'
fer. Indeed, it told Dundonald that
it would accept and use* his device 11
In- would disclose it t" I engineer officers ami instruct them fully how t"
employ it against Sebaiiopol. But he
refused. It it was used at all, lie in-
sisleel, he musl be- commissioned tei
do it himself. While llie Government
was still haggling with liim over this
peeint, the war ended anil the whole
matter  vvas  again  dropped.
He made no further offer of it, and
he died in 18oO, belore anutlier great
war save any occasion fur tho employment rn ms invention. Bui he insisted to the end, Without contradiction, lhat the thing vvas all lhat hc
claimed it to be, and that one day il
would uc so recognized by lhe world.
"Had it been known to tlle rebels in
the Indian Mutinv. nejt an Luruuean
in India would have escaped." 'The
testimony of the experts who investigated it confirm this declaration as
entirely reasonable. Since his death
the plan has not been revived. it is
supposed that an account ol it i��
carefully hidden away somewhere in
the pigeonholes or vaulls of thc British Admiralty, ut ever, that is not
certain, it may -e that the essential
details ol it perished with its inventor.
What the device was remains a
profound mystery, and piques Dejth
military anil scientific curiosity. Of
it <vf know little, but we do know
some significant tilings. Une is, that
it was capaulc of being used on either
land or sea, against navies, armies or
fortresses. Tnis is demonstrated by
his proposal to use it against the
French licet, or against the Russian
fortresses, and his Statement that it
would have been effective against tlle
British army in India. A second is,
that it was exceedingly simple, so
that comparatively unsullied people,
like llle Indians, could use il. t\. third
vvas, that it was epiite obvious in its
application and operation, so that anyone seeing il used once would know-
all about it and be ahle to use it.
This latter is perhaps lhe meist extraordinary feaulre ot it, so far as we
know it.
These three known characteristics
elinminate the possibilities of its having been an aerial engine-, unless it
vvas simply a gas balloon dropping explosives or inflammables; a device
which- wollld scarcely have justified
the estimates eif il which experts
made. It coulel not have been a submarine boat en- a torpedo) fur they
had been known before, and they
would be incapable of use on land or
against forts. Jt could nut have been
any of tlle inventions iu military
science which have since then been
made by others and been adopted into
the use of armies anil navies, for none
nf these approximate thc destructiveness anil decisiveness which Dundonald claimed fur his device, In brief,
we know pretty certainly what it was
not; and must conclude that it was
some mechanical, electrical, ejr chemical device such as never has been hit
upeeii by aneether ami thus has never
been put inin practice, ur else that
Dundonald himself and half a do/en
nf ilie most accomplished scientific
and military experts were victims of
a most extraordinary delusion.���The
Ninth  American   Review.
Mountain View Methodist Church
The- Trintiy Ladies' Aiel are giving
an entertainment entitled "Aunt Jer-
usha's Quilting Tarty" iii ihe church,
mi Thursday evening, February 25th,
at K p.m. Tickets are 25 cents. A
good night's entertainment is assured
from   the-   laelies   am!   a   large-     alte-n-
ilanee is  requested,
Phone Seymour 5293
409 Dunamuir Street
Ruth Morton Memorial Church
(In Thursday evening last an audi-
eiiee- vvliie-h taxed the sealing capacity
fi lhe- Ruth Me.rt.,n Memorial Church
gathered to enjoy a Concert given by
the combined choirs uf Mount Pleasant Baptist and Ruth Memorial Baptist, umler the conductorsllip of Miss
Crace Stovel and Miss Muriel Bodwell. The choirs were assisted iu
their programme by Miss M. Alexander, Mrs. Eisenhauer, Airs. Janu's
Hall, anil Mr. Alf. Williams, all eif
whom sang solos in splendid voice
and were loudly encored on every appearance. A splendid programme
was rounded out by Hiss Dorothy
Peck, an elocutionist of marked ability and Mr. A. Bothamlcy, a violinist
whose work on that instrument marked him as an artist of great promise,
fhe chorus work of the choirs was
splendidly rendered and showed that
much careful training and study had
been dime to bring them up te> such a
high standard. Miss May James was
the pianist and accomplished her difficult tasK to the complete satisfaction of everyone  present
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Flowering and Ornamental S her lib s for Spring and
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Phone���Seymour  4634
Matinees   Wed.   and   Sat.
Rex Beach's famous story
Prices  50c,  25c.
Matinees  Wednesday and Saturday at 2.15
Matinee*, any seat, 25c.
18th and Main Street
Do Not fail to see "ZUDORA," Thanhouser's Greatest Photo Play
2000 Scenes. Caste of 1000
FRIDAY and SATURDAY.    Read the Story in the Monday "Sun" by
Harold McGrath
H.   H.   D��AN,   Proprietor
Coming   Wednesday.   January    27,   THE    MASTER    KEY
(Three blocks   south   or Municipal  Hall)
Admission,   10c. Children, 5c.
Operated by the B. C. Electric on
its Vancouver aiid Suburban Lines
last year meant the distribution of
$8,013L00 JN
The employees receiving the wages
live in Vancouver and vicinity,
the majority are married men with
families and their money is spent
Pantages Theatre
'-  io be  the keynote 'if the
,: ���  iled I ���   I'H.
ming   week, almost
. verj   oi                    .,,-..
���I being of a musii al  i
��� .ie- entire programme in ditti
high grade and m w, none of the lurm
evi-i   ha ,|     ],,ri.
1-1. .lie
Vaudeville       Meant
South   Hill   Palace  of   Varieties
\     -|ei'lleiiel     '
fn n:   Euro
v. Europe, or <!" neet wish tee. So
' ee re �� ne*w a h*.r< 1 c fef these men in
Vancouver. Generally they arc quiet
am! easy t.e handle. There are very
few criminals  among them.
Tl ���    situation   in   Vancouver    just
n iw :- rathi r interesting to thi
���'ine'  e.i   u ���, m   line!  tln-ir  occupations .ilniee-t gone     ll   was  from
writei   AN    ELABORATE
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���    iili-  supply  ii-.  immi-
D.   Graham,   Resident   Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
ef the mi ��� '
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m il ��� |>ii   1   llroadwa]
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.     ;
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!��� ltd       tl jl.l deed
anil  Saturdays - led' anil
; mt a  couple eif
"Mum's the Word"
5���Other   Big   Features���5
Three   shows   daily    2.45.   7.20.   9.15
Admission���Matinees,     15c,     nights,
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
I'ie.i   .-  ..    R   ���
.    ��� \
ll' lodj "    Mi     ..: (1     Mrs.
thi rts in pr n iding feir I        nd get?
acl    coiiK dj     drama     mifnrts is  pal i
an     unn    Ial - : ''���    ' ' ' There's still       |..t
' I'm cl S   i ���      .    ��� ��� wi ek. Hul   there
havi   ii    ������ 'i e       us  hii    calli rl
"hich   the Dreamland Theatre
'"  ,,K'   ' 'I...  ..������ .    ������.  .... Tl e fact i
I   :
tllC   llle '��� j|  !  -   ne i��
\vci :���������-  and   Man
U rig  ���   &   Davis  ��������� ill  pn senl   thi ii ' usi istic.e       ���
screaming   sketch   called   "The   Lovi ellenci     f the entertainment  provid-  cl
, Insui                 nt"   and   the   \\ tlliams ������     'I ; a
Hrotln ; -  will ce nti ibu ng away on Monday <
feature  with   thi'ii   singing   and  dan rovi -   vi rj     po| ul r     prize -.    and  "
.city,    uspeci llj attracti i   will a|iart  from  this thc lilms  -
-               iwiiig of                                  II arc   sufficienl   in   themselves   I
run  lilms. !'��� ���  !:.eiises every nia
here a
Experienced  Drc
32nd East.
Apply  41
il much
���  ��� i it,  St.
.ar   but
. -	
ire not used -.ee livin ��� in ritii
spend     meirc     than
��� er   four ii
a   celebration      The) n
i      ay they  have been
labor     gencii ami
they an
ey.    Sin . in   . mn   .
��� ' go oul  for a tickel and their hoi
Taen     tn    le istomers   of
ui s who i re stuck here, mi n .
gard  Ihe  camps  as  the ir  homes ���
il  ii':   fi i iu   the  city.     I
pick   up  a   hundi i il   mi n   �� h     .��� mid
:���      lltll   fe,,-   ���       ��� ,        .....   ��� .      ,,.
"Hul   1   think   things   will   impi   v,
I iiiy   always   do   in   lln    sp
otirse.     There   are   several   big   jobs;     ,.
goi g to starl  soon. Thi
"Xo.   I   don'i   think   things   arc   as   Ra    :
had  in   Hritish  Columbi i as they are  Carleton  Hi s!    .-��� hen  tl i
in  Was  ingl  n.'   In   i   nel ided    'Seat-  '':    Pri "'"
tie   i-   much   worse   than   Vancouver   '"'"'���  Mr   '     ' vice-presi-
. hen   an   a   milli m   or   two  ..I  these   ,!,;l!-   Mr     H-   "���
men   mil   of   .-.   job   in   thi      I ��� ited   ' "_> ''������'' ��� }} ��� Graddon;
Sti ���- s, and   I   think  thii - .- ling
to   pick   up   here   quicker   than   over
V  M -!i
Ontariu St.,    n
held   ai
c  - -
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\V. II. Ilretl aii'l T.  Ha
Football Match in South Vancouver
\ titbit in tin way of sporl was
served up t'e '.he' lovers of the soccer
game in South Vancouver lasl Saturday afternoon when two fi our local football teams met in the Greater
Vancouver League competition,    Soc-
Review   of   Weei; s   Work   at   Local
Legisiati/e  Chamber
_.   1 i
i Scene from Rex Beach's famous story of Northern life. "The Call of the
North." at tbe Avenue Theatre a I next week with usual Wednesday
and  Saturday matinees.
The In al-        mn he Council   mel   em   Wee i   sdi urning   ti i
.   relati I     thai
partment.    Ci msii er; seussioi
eer   has   apparentlj   conn    to   staj    in   '   -���                 ��� -   tling   an
South   Vancouver,  judging   fr mi   tin   inch    ���              -  n uver   T  i
usiasm  shown  lasl  Saturday. The   - perplcx-
game was a splendid    ue from a spec-   ing                    ": and   ie-   I   e
tatoi     poinl   e.f   vicu   ami                                     -                hing ii    -    ell   I
contested  all. tin                                 I                       i         st  s* done in tlie
teams turned                                     md  matter.     Wti               - il  from ev-
, I       :..iit.   ��� ry   standpoinl
i ������ uinii  In  Cm
St.  David's I 1 thai
-i ml only a  I
n as   called   wit lion
ain In
I/^'.D Tl C e,  St.   David'
n v^ity because   obs are Scarce
the   I
Some Facts   About the   Labor   Market   and Men   Who  Supply
Pick and Shovel Nomads Stuck
The Demand for Mere Muscle
���    in   Vaiiceiii'
nd the jobs i
mi  | itsidi work; they are sli
���    ��� flood
'.i ,       ,    ��� e   labui
'        e     .
i; ���
ill   fr..:        ���   ��� li 'ies     "II-
ntracton !
ll,,lie,.   . |1 WPS. H ���
le... . call tin ni-.-:    -       .   cats, t'uzzh > and also save iheir wi
in-1 ringtails.     \ gn.\  cal is a man   ��� f  graduate  into  foremen   and
v. ill   gi,   . ul   and   Hoik   until   he   ha - 1       - n
made  a   small   slake-,   lift)   dollars  or them   lives
so.  and   then   he  jumps   the   job   anel ~|;in  just  now  the   British  Columbia
gets his  time- and  comes  iee  \ ancou-
\ er     \ fuzzy is a "cheaper guy." 11'
Phone .
\ fuzzy is ;i "cheaper -:
I calls for iii- lime when he has earneil
a  smalh r  staki.  from  ten  d illars  to
fifteen,  and   comes   to   Vancouver  for
a  cht  ���   any's  time.    A  ringtail  is a
fclletu-   who   seldom   leaves   the   city,
!��ho  won';   take a  job  outside  often,
Muit spends most of his lime doing the
jobs   of   the   sweeper  caste   in   town,
polishing  signs,  dusting and  cleaning
eeut, carrying sandwich boards or selling  papers.     ��� he  ringtail  is  next  to
the tramp class.
man-i nergy marki I is \ e;
and Vanci m\ er is ere i�� eie d w ith t hi
men who work with pick, sh ivel
crowbar, digging scars in the earth,
shovelling up grade, e>r laying tin
steel thai stitches the country I igi -
ther. Me est of the hoboes alreadj
have spent their money hut the foreigners are still carrvif.- iheir- around
in   liieir   money   belts,   and   live   very
Be Your Own  Dressmaker
frugally at boarding housi
ing houses kept uy their fei
trymen. Their money belts
with the  savings  of  yeai
and  e.ai-
u   c  tin-
are heavy
and  ii   is
If yeeu an down to the water front a wonder that some of ihcm arc noti
bv   R
Mr   Vttenbotough. of 116 39th Ave. I Lecture  given
East   has  joined  the   3,;\  contingent man  in  the    auditorium
'iuUKpcctsV:;!,- for England so.m.  Pleasant Chore    at 8 n'el
J.   1
M. .mi t
k p.m.
Miss   Eva   Harvey   returned   Irnme
from  Milner,  B. C, where  -'
the last  four iiiemths.
Mr. and   Mrs.   La
Several  Sunday  School  workers ol
Mountain  View  Church  attended  i
if   New   W'e-st-
1 'minster,   visited   at   (',.   ('..   Greenlays,
163 3��th  Avenue West. Sunday,  February 7.
Educational  Association meeting
'" tire'
dav  evening arid  also th
Mis-   Annie   Gibbons,   of  4S    39th
' -sanl Church last Tiu-     Vyeiiue East, is spending a few weeks
Illustrated  with Mrs. Arnold,  Newport, B. C.
streets of Vancouver and lake- a look
at tin- man market supply feer which
at present there is no demand. It is
i if interesi and worth a thought or
two. ADout half of ihem are wops
and In.hunks, blanket stiffs of foreign
slock and these are the best nnn. I'he
hoboes, iin- men of Anglo-Saxon
stock. Americans. Uriiish and Canadians, are not so good, why3 lie-
cause the foreigners, as a class, savi
their money, and arc bound upward
in the path of life.    Most of the ho-
robbed. But they travel in little I
groups, and as lighters the. arc formidable. They would kill anybody
who tried t" get their money, or die
themselves in defence of it In the
ordinary period of dull times, these
foreigner^ return tee Europe in large
numbers las soon as construction
work begins to slow down These migrations of foreigners presage the approach of a dull period as surely as I
Wall Slreel eer any .'ther sensitive
barometer,     Hut  at  the  presenl   time
are-  travelling  downward,  walk-  ilu-  hunkies  anel weeps  cannol   return
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SATURDAY.  rEBRUARY  20,  1915
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Phone Fraser 41
South Vancouver Voters' League
Hold Meeting In Fraser Hall
Large Crowd of Ratepayers Hear Councillors Speak on Work
Done In Council Chamber
The Voters' League held fejrth Tuesday night in the Fraser Hall. The
meeting; was called for the purpose
of asking Councillor Campbell to resign because of the action he had
taken in the Clerk Springford case.
' Mr. Seyniemr, Mr. Gold's private
secretary, look the floor and asked
Councillor Campbell to apologise to
Mr. Lewis for the words he had used
in the Council chamber to that gentleman em the occasion when the deputation appeared before the council.
This Councillor Campbell refused to
do and went ou to show lhat he was
thoroughly justified in what he had
said. The secretary of the league, Mr.
Thomasson, proceeded to bear out the
Councillor in his statement and this
gave rise to angry scenes. Mr. Lewis
took up a very threatening attitude
and for a short time it seemed as if
there was going to be "something
doin'." Order was restored after a
time anil Mr. Seymour dealt with various instances wherein he said Mr.
Springford had proven his incapacity
as  Municipal  Clerk.
Mr. Campbell ably defended himself and said that the charges brought
against   Mr,  Springford  had  not been
proven   and  that   his  actions  on   that
question had thorough justification.
In answer to a question he stated
that nearly 75 per cent, of the arrears
of taxes were owing by large syndicates which, he said, were loaning out
money at 10 per cent, and upwards
and which refused to pay their taxes
so long as they could secure a higher
rate of interest than the 8 per cent.
charged by the municipality on arrears. He added that only about 7
per cent, of the total amount of taxes
in arrears was owing by small property owners and contended that if the
wealthy syndicates, owning acreage
in South Vancouver, were compelled
to pay arrears it would place the municipality in a better financial position
and would enable the council to finance improvement work which would
assist the workingmen to pay their
Mr. James Horton, chairman of the
meeting, and several speakers from
the audience supported the idea of a
tax sale. The only opponent was Mr.
A. H. Lewis, former secretary of the
Voters' League.
The arrears of taxes at December
31 last aimnounted to $568,444.49 and
arrears of water rates, which are also
Why Not Cultivate Vacant Lots?
How the Jobless Could Get Back to the Land Without Having
to Leave the City
In the spring civilization rubs off
in spots and the real man shows underneath, There is something in the
spring air that makes a man want to
return to the soil. If you catch him
at the proper time and put a spade
and a hoe into his hands, he will dig
and plant and be perfectly happy.
This is primitive instincts working.
About the middle of March, or earlier,
most men feel an almost irresistible
desire lo hark back to the loam. This
lasts in the average city man about
two weeks, after which he picks up
his normal self where he had dropped
In Seiuth Vancouver there are many
men who do not need this natural
prompting to coax them back tei the
land. They are out of work, and have
no prospect of getting anything to
do, and they haven't got the money to
move away. If they were given an
opportunity, that is, if they only hail
the  capital  to  start with, they  would
chargeable against tlie land, $12,997.27,
a total of $581,441.76.
At the finish the meeting instead
of asking for the Councillor's resignation, felt more like passing him a vote
of  thanks.
Councillors Allen and Welsh answered various questions anent recent
municipal doings. The meeting terminated at eleven o'clock.
An Independent
Liberal Paper
Published Every
Week Day
be glad le, till the soil. And most of
these men would work hard and intelligently and would probaoly bc successful, if they were only given a little   start.
This is of course impossible, for
the money is not available. Hut the
many uncleared vacant lots in Seiuth
Vancouver suggest that something
might be done without any capital
worth speaking of. The idea is an
old one and in many cities vacant
building lots have been dug up and
planted with potatoes and either vegetables. In " ��� ' ���- Vancouver there
are probably many hundreds of acres
of cleared land in the form of building lots which might be cultivated by
jobless men and made to yield a good
profit. There are many lots which
could probably be made lo yield crops
for several years, as there is little
chance that they will be built on for
years to come. Many of these lots arc
fully cleared and levelled up and seeded down with grass seed. In the
Shaughnessy Heights district for instance, arc many large building sites,
on which thousands of dollars worth
of garden truck might be grown, to
say nothing of small fruits like strawberries. These lots are all ready for
the plow or the spade. It is a sin
and a shame that these great opportunities should bc wasted In this year
of stringency. All over Vancouver,
even in the business district, there are
gaping lots, many of them hideous
now with rubbish heaps, that could
bc turned into vegetable gardens at
small cost of real money. Tools and
seeds  arc all that would bc  required.
In most cases tlle owners of these
vacant lots would not charge high
rents for them. Iu many instances
they would char-e no rent at all. i he
land itself would not be injured but
would receive benefit; a building lot
In a residence district would be made
more valuable as a dwelling house
site by cultivation. There is nothing
visionary or impracticable about this
scheme. There arc many men who
weiuld be glad to work on the vacant
lots. There are men in South Vancouver who would embrace such a
proposition with joy. Supplied with
tools and seeds, they would go right
to work. This is a matter in which
the Soulh Vancouver council might
move at once. Charily covers a multitude e.f sins, and by this truly charitable action the Soulh Vancouver
council might vindicate Itself, Smith
Vancouver would receive some free
publicity if it set the example to
other cities in this matter. It would
imt lake very much lo finance the
_ 11 all lhe vacant lols in Greater
Vancouver were tilled in ihis way, the
market would not be overloaded with
garden  truck.    The extra production
mighl   bring  down   the   cosl   ol   living
somewhat, which would benefit everyone. The cost of living has risen
54 p.-r cent iii Canada since tin- decade  ol   1890 1900.    An  Investigation
of   relail   prices   of   foodltflffl   shows
ilmt ilu- tendency is slill upward. The
advance for ihe year before the war
was ah..ui 3 per ceui. Economists,
financiers,   and   eethers   are   wrestling
wilh  the   high  cost  of living   epieslieeii
all over the world. As far as Greater
Vancouver is concerned, there are local reasons for the high cost of living. One of Ihem is that Vancouver
has fewer farms anil market gardens
around it than most cities.
This vacant lot cultivation scheme
is a thing that the Vancouver city
council might well take up. The
unemployed problem is one in dealing
with which a municipal government
always takes perilous chances, mainly because of the difficulty in finding
useful work for the jobless men to do.
In most cities, if you take the trouble
to investigate, you will find a gang
of the unemployed who are being
given work by the city, poking away
leisurely at some choring job, merely
putting in their time. For example,
if you go to Stanley Park right now.
you will see a big gang of men languidly clearing away underbrush and
to witness them at work would make
the average mail sleepy. The trouble
is that they don't take their jobs seriously. The same number of men, if
they were working for themselves,
would clear a hundred acres of 'and
in a short time. Why not get a gang
of the unemployed together, give
them some land near the city, rent
free, and let them cl.?ar and work it
on a co-operative plan. There are
lots of practical farmers out of work
in Vancouver who would be glad of
such an opportunity as this. A gang
eef Chinamen will work on this plan,
and iherc is no reason why white men
coulel not dei the same anil get better
In the lower mainland of British
Columbia, where there is se) much
excellent land, it seems pitiful that agriculture should be in such a back-
wan! condition. If the city vacant
lots cultivation scheme were carried
out it wiuld help some, besides pro-
vieling real productive work for many
��� if tlle jeibles^
Military Fliers of the Warring Nations aet New Records for Daring
Aerial  Feats
'I'he ..ne- new thing that has been
definitely proved by the experience
ol llu- European war thus far, is the
vtlue "i iiie aeroplane ss a military
arm.     Without   the   flying   machine���
ihe bird-shaped "Taube" crafi of the
Germans, lhe high-powered monoplanes of th(. French, and the slower
but steadier and none the less efficient
English biplanes���no such tremendous boelies e,l tro.eps ceiuld have been
handled,  no  such    extended    battles
lies have been controlled and directed as has been tlle case iu the great
The reports of observers near the
bailie hues daily tell us of daring ex-
ploitl of lhe airmen of all nations
Ingenious methods of signalling the
position of the enemy's troops make
it peissible for these courageous llicrs
to locate with accuracy the positions
of lhe enemy's forces and direct the
gun fire of their own armies accordingly. Thc simple method of signalling is for the airman to lly directly
over the enemy's position, and when
vertically above the point which it is
desired to attack to let fall long strips
of tinsel, which glitter in the sunlight
as they descend and are visible for
miles. Observers within thc airmen's
own lines have their telescopes and
range finders turned upon the Hying
scouts continuously. When the tinsel
drops, thc range is instantly obtained,
and the guns aimed accordingly. In
dull or cloudy air, smoke bombs are
used by some of the forces instead
of the tinsel.
For code signals a glittering disk
suspended by a wire a number of
feet below the craft is used. Ry
swinging this disk, the airman can
signal as though it were a flag, using
the dot-and-dash "wig-wag" code.
The German observation balloons, derisively called "sausages" by the allies
because of their peculiar shape, use
this "wigwag" code. One of the most
thrilling air battles reported from the
held centred about one of these sausage balloons. ..nchorcd at a height
of 2,0O() feet, well within the German
lines, the observer in the balloon was
watching the French advance and signaling back to his commanding general. Two French airmen were detailed to attack and destroy the "sausage." Flying at a height of a mile
above the two armies they pounced
down upon the observation balloon
from above, bent on puncturing the
gas bag and^ putting it out of commission. Two German aeroplanes
rose in the air and flew to the defence
of the "sausage." A Krupp aeroplane
rifle from within the German ranks
took part in Ihe engagement, the gunners attempting to bring down the
French machine without injuring either their own aeroplanes or the balloon. Finally so many bullets tore
through the envelope of the balloon
that it collapsed and, with 'he aid of
daring and skill, thc French llicrs succeeded in rising high above their German foes and eccaped back to their
own  lines,  their  work completed.
Such incidents as this are typical of
many aerial engagements. Nor does
dare-devil aerial bravery begin and
end with the aeroplane men. The
crews of the Zeppelins and of the
dirigible balloons of the allies are also
called upon for exhibitions of reckless courage. While patrolling the
French coast to sec that the way was
clear for the landing eef a Hritish expeditionary force, one of the English
dirigibles was disabled by the breaking nf a propellor blade Two members of lhe crew volunteered to undertake the hazardous task of putting on
a new blade without descending,
While the dirigible floated 2.1U1 lot
in  air,  thesi-   men   climbed  'itil   on   the
slender framework, unfastened the
broken propellor and dropped it into
the sea, and put Ihe new one- in place
without mishap. Nol leeng an,i came
the report fie,in Berlin of the decoration wiih the Irmi Cross of a mechanician of one of ihe German Zeppelins
fm- performing ,i singular feat.
Aerial duels between German airmen ami those of ilu' allies have been
eef frequent occurence, A German airman has teeld vividly e,f his own pari
ill eme of these bailies of tlu- air. Willi
an army officer as observer, he hail
flown nearly an hour over the enemy's lines when a French monoplane
was seen approaching. The- German
tried to ascend into the clouds, but
the French machine blocked this
move. Suddenly another French machine appeared.
"Xow it was time to act." says the
German pilot. "I darted at the flier
before us, then a turn���the major
raised a rifle to his cheek. Once,
twice, thrice he fired. Then the hostile machine, now beside us and hardly 100 meters away, quivered and fell
like a stone. Our other pursuer had
meantime reached a position almost
over us and was shooting at us with
revolvers. One bullet struck in the
body close beside the fuel controller.
Then iinpcncrtable mist enfolded us.
When we came out from the clouds
there began to burst before us, behind us and beside us, roaring shrapnel shells. I found myself still always
over hostile positions and exposed to
French artillery. A yellow-white
burst of flame made the machine
bound upward. The motor still booms
as before, but tbe propellor fails. An
exploding French grenade had knocked it to pieces, torn one of the wings
to shreds and smashed the major's
shoulder. Steeply my machine sinks
to the ground."
Neither of these airmen was seriously injured, and they landed safely
within their own lines.���Popular Mechanics.
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