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III, No. 38
Price 5 cents
Dominion Trust Matters on Floor of Legislature
at Victoria Centre Upon Famous CHINOOK Report
Branding W. J. Bowser as Traitor to the People
Member of the Legislature  Calls Upon Mr. Bowser to Place Resignation in the Hands of the Lieutenant Governor
if ������: i,
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Crooked Legislation Which Permitted the Dominion Trust Company to Swindle the Innocents Was Framed Up
In Caucus at Victoria of Members of British Columbia's Parliament of Mannikins
(Written by the "Chinook's" own cor-;
respondent in the press gallery at
VICTORIA, Jan. 26.���Basing his
charges upon thc report in a recent
issue of the CH IM >OK ol the Hon.
Mr. Bowser'! admissions ot the Government's complicity in the Dominion
Trust Company swindle, Mr. Parker
Williams made a memorable speech
iie   the   Legislature,   Monday,
Mr. Williams eliel not deal with the
earlier phase! of the great swindle,
hi i confined liis remarks to the passing of tin' crooked legislation by thc
Provincial Government which enabled
the Dominion Trust Company in the
ltI) pun eei 1913 t" take deposits
ir in tlio public and to use those de-
l>e sits for the financing nf subsidiary
ndles tei the He .niiiiie.ii Trusi organisation.
This  crooked  legislation, Mr.   Williams charged, was   pul em the statute
In eeks after a caucus of the blind followers  in  the   Hon-,-  e>i Sir  Richard
MeBrlde and the Hon, W.J   lie.user.
At  ilii- caucus  Dominion Trust  matters hail been discussed.   The late W,
���'   Arnold was in  Victoria during the
ling uf that secret meeting. Though
Mr.  I!,,��mt claimed  thai thc passing
the  ae! enabling     the'    Dominion
isi  in take deposits  was absolutc-
ui of order nnd   illegal, su strong
-   Vrnold's h'elil   upon members  of
I louse that the    \ttorney-Gcneral,
n lii- mvn statement, submitted to
placing eii the   acl  ni>��� >n the stat-
ii-;   I I.s rather  t h.m   ri-k a split   in
t:     most corrupt   .mil  immoral party
���  lich possibly lias   evei  existed under
British flag.
Mr.   William-,   in   a   mosl  eloquent
.-; eecb,  called  upi in   thc    Hon.     Mr.
w sit. in view   i if   liis    connections
th     Vrniilil   and     his   sacrifice    o
interests t,i the   people fnv the i"
;: esi- eei party, te>  place liis resigna-
ti 'ii  in ilie hanels   i if the Ueutenant-
i", ivernor.
While   ih.   member   for   New :astle
nounced the   atti irney-gcneral   as   n
-��� aitor te, the pi ople  of British  Columbia, the galleries  which were pack
ed cheered so loudly thai Mr. Speaker
threatened thai if such a scene should
ccur again he would have the House
Throughout the impeachment of
the Attorney-General Mr. Bowser sal
in his seat at the head of the Governmenl with his head bowed. Plainly
he was at tlie end eef his tether, yet hei
took his medicine in a manner which
cannol bul arouse some admiration inr
the man.
Various other features connected
with the Dominion Trust Company
will come umler discussion during this
session ui ihe   Houae.    It is    stated
Ity "Observer"
Municipal Solicitor Donaghy Makes
Excellent Impression at Mun. Hall
It i- amusing these days t.. spend
a little time al llu- Municipal Mall���
ii reminds eene e.f good old Tammany
Mall It would seem as though all the
office seeker- ami plaee hunters in
South  Vancouver assembled t" parti-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   Cipate    ill    tlle    Sp'eils    'ef    vieti'l'V.       Rll-
thai ilie Government ��ill In- unable tolmours are current that thi- official is
render any assistance  whatsoever  teijt'e  lie  deposed  anel    thai     employee]
the several thousands e��f depositors in
the betrayal of whom, il  ha- taken s.e
prominenl a part.
Spiked Newspapers
In ilie' course oi his address, Mr
William- referred in the "spiked"
newspapers 'if the Province, That
such institutions really exist was
shown in the manner in whieh the
"Victoria Colonist," a Government or-
gan, ami the "News-Advertiser" referred tee Mi, William'- attack mi Mr.
Bowser, Following his speech these
new -papers merely intimated that "Mr.
Williams had referred briefly t'e I)"-
miuion Trust matters." As a matter
ni' fact, possibly never in the history
nf parliament hail such charges heen
made against a minister oi the Crown.
Scene  in  the  House
li was really pitiable lee observe, in
the   course   of   Mr.   Williams'   attack
"fired"���presumably in make way finj
political friends. In facl that thera
i- t" be a repetition oi last year's
dismissals and appointments; all in
the name of economy and efficiency.
Thai these rumours are not without
foundation is ihe fact ihat a resolution wa- actually submitted iee the
council tei depose Seiulh Vancouverfs
representative on the Greater Vari-
couver Sewerage Board, anil t.e replaceU
liim hy one of the newly elected statement,
councillors.    Tn the  honor of  Cejt^jtMawd man.
when   the   ei-iineil   was  in   private   ses-.
si'iii and a big crowd was waiting in
iln  council chamber inr the reeve i"
take'  the  chair,    When   I   arrived, an i
Interesting discussion was in progress.
.A   reporter   was  arguing  that   South
.Vaneeiiiver   council   ami   officials   had,
treated the  ratepayers with  far more      .        .. - ,        ��� .
c.nsiileratii.n   than   most   authorities.        "'f!   '''"���'Ia>   " �����"	
lie reminded those present that South  >!:l1   Hal. .f.r,,w<H, "'  '     r.' .t|,aytrs
Vancouver was the only  municipality drawn   thither   	
in Greater  Vancouver  which furnish-' discussing   th
eel the ratepayers on nomination day
Crowded Meeting of Ratepayers Pass Resolutions Demanding
the Provincial Government to Amend the Municipal Act in
Regard to Necessary Qualifications to Appear on Voters' Lilt
"Ve-." retorti el ���' e red-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ mid what ileees the anditeer
cillors Campbell and Russell, be "it'say'" Producing a copy "i iln- an-
said, tliey vigorously opposed the pro- iiual report he read the auditors reposal. The tiling wa- fatuous mi thej marl; that "in my opinion, the' -:
faee-  fi ii. ,, ��� ��� | ments  reflect   lhe   true'   financial   posi
tion of the municipality." "There
yeeu are.' yelled ilu red-faced man,
"ihe  statements   REFLECT  the  true
wiih a printed statement, giv'ng iuil
details of the financial position "i the
municipality. "Is ii a true statement?" shouted a red-faced man.    "I
el., kneiw."   leplieil   the   reporter.. ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^m
fcut you pay an auditor $1,000 a year  ��k,"B   ?u,,��   :i   considerable   interesi
fed  he   certifies  that  it  is  a  correct  lfl   Sout1'   Vancouver     affairs     these
Munici-|was listened tee with the utmost attention, he went inte, tlu reasons whieh
had been responsible ieer the decreased
size e if the voters' list.
\i the outset, he stated thai he, as
seelieitor Tor the municipality, was not
there t'i make- the  law. hut  simply  to
Even   supposing   Souih   Vancouver I
hael sunk -���. low thai  a change ot "i-1
inn,!-   mighl   naturally   he   expected
flange   lakes  plae
drawn thither wiih the purpose of
^^^^^^^^ tcrs' li-t "f 1915
from the standpoint 'et' the 9,000 odd
names whieh had heen left ��� .ft from
the previous year. Bl
Tiie chair was taken hy Mr. F. interpret it a- he found it. thereby
Way. anel ihe audience contained quite saving the municipality being mixed
a   number   of   the   lair   -ex.   who   are' tip in  costly  law   soils.
Dealing   wiih   a   point   whieh    Mr.
Lewis  hael  made   iu  lhat  the  ofticial-
 had no right to strike off name- whieh
Tin. meeting had heen called at iln- hael Inin nn the previous year's list,
���i- rn' V II Lewis, wh" later he quoted from the aet to show thai
.ai in the evening sought lee ditch the' lhe list wa- an annual one, ami the
voters' league a- well a- ihe' voters' facl of being "ii the list in previous
!isi in hi- efforts i" form a new asso- year- was m, guarantee of being on
ciatinii nf ratepayers. It was inti- in successive year- The law called
mated thai Mr. Lewis had recently for a new list every year, which should
severed his connection with the aforc-|be  compiled  frmn  the  assessor's  mil.
..ii  th,' Government, the personnel of],, ���..; al all likelv that the Provincii
the  House' ai Victoria.    The interests  Governn ee to a chang
eei the people "i British Columbia are
being protected ai the present momenl
in the Provincial Legislature by two
lone Socialists. Mr. Williams and Mr
John Place. There are thirty-eight
followers ol Sir Richard and Mr.
Bowser in the House. If there is any
manhood among those thirty-eighl
members it is met shown in thc interest they display in the business of the
  Tni'iitie.neil  association. Seventy-five per eeut   of the trouble,
whenever    a  change   takes  plaee     inllj;'-;^ S��� t^Vruth,' ^��1     Mr   Lewis was th<  firs, speaker  und   h�� ��M. with <th�� ��^'^i1 ��ed
!'"'  Pcrwnnel  "'      '   '""";'!" ,;"   ' '.'  greatlj  excited,    With thai the repor    in the curse m a lengthy   speech al-  ���     -.     ' ���  fuse   "^   ����?
become   customary   over   the   line.        , ,,. ,.,;,;,,,.,���,   .,���,, ,M|. ,.r,,lv,i i:l���L,|i,.il   leged that  it  would seem  as  il  some  ������"',  agreement  ol  sak   holders,    fer-
person or persons had tampered with   ����"��   completing   their   payments   on
lhe list of voters for purposes of their! Property      during     the      year      had
in   the  coii-.titutini
Board  al electi        i    -.,���
[no  inn ���   am king   eh e
ion for "
Thoitgh not i mc extent
iv f, i|lowing l
ample  oi  last  year's  council,   in    n
The'  ignorance  ot   the   meaning  nt
di iplayi d  by   that   ratepayer   is
typical  of  the  agitations   which   lin\
mai!.   South   Vancouver  stink   in   the
Is  of  the  public  at   laree'.     !,   is
safe  i"  saj   thai   tin   allegations  and
ciations   il pasl councils and officials  havi'  he'iii  based  on  ignorau
nientii ai
.irly   part  of  the   year���rushing   :'" i   ���'- '"' I""1 a ,! lj!   ;l"   re<1-
,,.,���,���  ,,,���   | ,. fai cd   gentlemen,   who   made   such   a
I  ,|,,.v .,,... .       must  in the council chamber.
ing.      Phe
give ehl com dit foi !   notice there is again  that  feeling
of unrest nnd uncertainty al the Muni-
act as thou cipal Hall whieh was so pronounced
composed .. fools n kna al ihis time last year, when the not-
ustancc.   the  resolution orious   "hend-chopping"   I mk     place.
\o official feels secure in his position
and every clerk i- anticipating a still
further  cul   in  his   -..,!.,��� j       \   sugges-1
iie.n was made the other day that an
 _^^_^_^_Pfiei'  lie  maele  lei  lln'   e.nneil.   hy   thr I
ii-uinahly   on   ilie   a-siimp    ' municipal   staff  jointly,   that   no   sal-
old council had acted fo lishli iries  bc   paid   to  municipal  officials,
n irse,    The new  councillors have        but   that   ihey  he  allowed   to  "make|
right to assume anything of the kind.
He caseS^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
persons who had been on the lisi for '" the assessor, and whereas in
years, and this year found their names previous years these persons had been
removed   from  tin ��Ul'n   the   benefit   oi   the'   doubt   this
Municipal   Solicitor   Donaghy,   who   year, in ordei  to keep within thi   let-
had  been  invited  to  In   pres nl     hen   ter of the law, that had not been done
,   attention of tin   meeting.|     '"   manJ   cases'  lu   argued,   the   a-
In  the course of .in address which (Continued e.n page 5)
all   cheqtii s bj
council "u : ! '.
indard rate
Both  resolutions  were    p
I el the new men investigate
wish, and -tir up all the mud *' ���>  can
find; Inn  they shemlil have ge   d an
tufficient grounds before publicly casting reflections, as was don. by  those
iw.. resolutions,
Talking aboul rejections, I dropped
into the  Municipal  Hall    last     week
whal  they  run this year."    Then, after!
next   election,   the'   various   positii ms i
eeeiihl   be   put   up   for   auction   ami   let I
to   the   highest   bidder,     I   rather   like j
the   idea   myself.    It   would  al   least
he  all  open  ami  above   board      iy  of
making   changes   in     the    municipal
-i iff--whieh are now   sometimes made
in  the  name  of economy  and  efficiency
Hon. W. J. Bowser, Attorney General for British Columbia, who
allowed the Dominion Trust Company Act to pass, givine them powerto
take deposits, knowing it was contrary to the Charter which was grantee
to that Company by the Federal Government.
f Sir Richard McBride, Premier of British Columbia, who sympathises with the thousands of unemployed in Greater Vancouver
who are destitute and starving to the extent that he says it is
very annoying.   They ought to "Have Confidence."
The late William R. Arnold, who succeeded in getting the Provincial
Government to pass a bill, contrary to the Charter they held from the
Federal Government, thereby bringing ruin to many thousands of poor
SATURDAY,   JANUARY -30,   1915.
Every Siturday by the Greater Vancouver Publinhen Limited
George M. Hurray, Editor
Corner  Thirtieth   Avenue   and   Main   Street.   South   Vancouver,   B. C.
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Zealand, and other British Possession!:
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Postage to American. European and other Foreign Countries. $1.00
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"The truth at all times firmly stanils
And shall from age to age endure."
IX discussing the terrible European war which is in
progress the question thai is must often debated
is. When will it end?
That Britain and her allies will eventually eemie out
top dog is never for a moment doubted. Experience
and past history coupled with the knowledge that the
Empire has almost unlimited resources to draw upon
to aid lier in her task, inspire a feeling of eonfidence
in the Britisher's heart that to win is beyond the
realms of question���the only thing in doubt is how
Idng will it take to crush the Prussian tyrant.
If the same confidence could fill lhe heart of the
South Vancouver working man as he weutls his way
up to the Municipal Hall these cold, frosty mornings
what a happiness would he reflected on his countenance.
In a vague sort of way he feels that the only way
he can he employed at the present time is by getting
a job on thc roads, or the waterworks, laying sidewalks, or some other form of municipal work.
Arriving at the hall he meets with a crowd of his
fellows who are on the same errand. Some of them
propose that they interview the council and demand
work. That is done and the only satisfaction gained
is in being told that the reeve and council are doing
their level best to find money with which to provide
tlie necessary employment.
They come out of the municipal chamber with a
crushed look and with a sad heart they contemplate
their lot.
These were the men who were attracted by the
lurid pamphlets circulated by the millions in the old
land, describing and dilating on the wonderful El
Dorado in the West that only needed them to come
out and help develop it.
These were the men who attended cinematograph
shows in the old land where films supplied by the authorities at Victoria depicted glorious scenes in British
Columbia orchards and unrivalled scenery on her
rivers where the red salmon was being picked out of
the water.
These were the men who were led to believe that
no man need ever want employment who was willing
and anxious to work.
Thsese were the men that were told through government pamphlets that there were no poorhouses in
B. C.���there was no need for them.
The working men in Greater Vancouver who came
out from the old land came with the avowed intention of improving their position���in many cases sacrificing good, lucrative posts in order to carry out their
laudable ambition.
Tlie first jar usually came after they had been
about a month in the country���just becoming acquainted in a little way with the conditions as they
found them.
In place of being able to go and settle on the wonderful valleys of B. C. they had read so much about
���about thc only hope of helping to develop the province's resources lay along tlie car tracks, the sidewalk
or the sewer.
Train load after train load of tome of Britain's
best manhood came rolling in, depositing its human
freight on the city platform, from which it wended
itself to some rooming house or perhaps rented a
house, hut left severely alone so far as guidance or
assistance was concerned in its loyal attempt tn help
make the Hritish Empire more prosperous by developing the resources of the province.
During the time tlii^ was going on the Provincial
Governmenl were busy handing out all the agricultural land to speculators who knew that from the
land cometh all wealth. When the worker went to
enquife as to the best way to locate himself on a piece
of land whereon he would be able to make a living
for himself and some others he was staggered with
the conditions under which he would have to work.
Very soon he got his eyes opened and the farther he
looked the more he was convinced that so far as the
land question was concerned it was a dead issue, for
The real estate boom was at its height and for the
time being he could get plenty of employment one way
or another.
But the question always came to him when lie went
down to meet some friend who had come in with the
last train load :   Where will it end ?
These are thc men who wc meet trudging their way
up to the city halls, to the municipal halls. Thc vision
of a nice, comfortable little farm or ranch where there
would be peace and plenty has vanished and in its
place looms the dread spectre of want and misery.
Workers of Greater Vancouver, it is not your
mayors or aldermen, your reeves and councils who
are responsible for this condition of things. Tliey
are no more responsible than you are yourself.
Tlie blame lies at the door of tiie Provincial Government who brought you here on false pretences.
misguided you, ill-treated ymi. anil now. when you
are starving, turn round and insult you by telling ymi
to "I lave confidence."
The councils are doing their level best with the
limited resources at their command to palliate the
evil but even they are powerless unless you yourselves
V. >u have a right tei live. The only way you can
live is to work. Demand that right, but demand it
from the proper parties, the parties who have robbed
you of some of the best years of your life. They
brought you out here to make themselves and their
friends rich and now they would throw you mi the
scrap heap.
Get after them and make them disgorge.
WHETHER the "jitney" bus has come to stay as
a factor in the field of public transportation in
Vancouver is a question which only time will tell. Suffice it to say for thc present that the "jitney" is here
���antl very much so. Its sudden entrance upon the
public service field presents problems which, for the
good of the general public, must bc grappled with by
the representatives of the people and an attempt made
to adequately control Iraffic of the class. Xo reader
who has seen the manner in which this business has
been conducted will, we think, disagree with us when
we say that there is an imperative need of regulation
if the service is to be of public benefit. The operation of swiftly running autos. loaded to over double
their normal capacity and with passengers clinging
to the running boards and mudguards is certainly not
a safe proposition either from the standpoint of the
passenger or the general public. Yet this is a sight
with which our readers are familiar. The unfortunate
accident which occurred in Fairview last week when
a passenger standing on the running board was almost
instantly hurled into eternity appears to have awakened the authorities to a sense of their duty. As a
result informal orders were issued by the Vancouver
authorities to prohibit passengers riding on the running boards of "jitneys." The Coroner's jury considering the case advisetl that this informal action he
framed into absolute law by the proper authorities
and that the measure should also cover thc overcrowding of the autos, a point of almost as great importance.
And the responsible authorities���whoever they may
be, the city, municipality or province���should lose
not a moment in taking up thc question and framing
regulations for the control of the "jitney" business
which will place it upon a reasonably safe basis. Just
what these regulations should be is a question for consideration. Other coast cities have taken up the
question and are passing ordinances. These generally place the supervision of "jitneys" as to routing
under the control of the police in order that there may
not be a congestion of traffic on busy streets; demand
the filing of a bond hy the owner of the auto to cover
responsibility in case of accident; limit the carrying
capacity of the car to a proper number according to
its size; prohibit the carrying of passengers outside
the body of the car or the placing of more than one
passenger on the seat with thc driver; the paymenl
of an annual license fee according to thc capacity of
the car, etc. Consideration of all these points is advisable in the framing of an ordinance for regulating
"jitney" and on some of the subjects noted there is
room for discussion. The authorities should not wait,
however, to settle every tletail of the regulation measure, Let them act at once on the question of direct
danger as mentioned in the verdict ol" the coroner's
jury noted above and prohibit exposed riding, overcrowding of atltos, etc.. as well as definitely make the
owner or driver responsible for the safety of bis passengers. Then, should the business become established
upon a permanent feinting the more detailed points of
tin' regulatory measure mar be worked out at leisure.
What is
"a Diether ton?"
How It Is Made���
The patent apparatus used in weighing
Diether South Wellington (_"��� >al insures
generous weight feer nil loadi in tacks
Tin.- cily weigh clerk guarantees all bulk
loads nf - inns nnil up by issuing a city
weigh ticket with sued loads.
Weighed Before Sacking
Diether deal is sacked by nn automatic
scale ami see,op���a new anil interesting
device, The e>eai lips the scale at ltX)
peeiinds ami s.e releases the- se-e��'p. whieh
tlepnsits it in the sack. The full 100 lbs.
must be in llle sceieip before it goes intn
tin- sack.
"A Diether ton" is more than merely accurate full
weight. It is a generous ton. Notice how it fills
your bin!
Delivered Promptly Same Hay As Ordered
Pea Nut Lump
$4.25 $5.00 $6.50
L. M.
minimi Trust bill never came before the members of
this House in any committee. There is no such thing
in this House as a finance committee. The only place
that the bill which sought to amend a bill passed hy
the federal government, if you please, could have come
up was either before the private bills committee or the
committee of the whole House. The honorable member from Nanaimo and myself are fortunately members of these two committees and at no time did this
Dominion Trust bill dome before these committees,
and the honorable the attorney-general knows this is
so, and if hc states otherwise hc knows he is telling
what is not true."
The "Chinook" in its Christmas issue had a full
page "story" of the Dominion Trust swindle, and
which is being reprinted in this issue, and incorporated
in that article was an almost verbatim report of the
interview the depositors' committee bail with the Attorney-General in his offices in the Dominion Trust
building shortly after the collapse.
Mr. llowser then stated to the committee of depositors that when the bill which gave them power to take
deposits, in direct contravention of their Federal
charter, was in the Private Hills' committee, that he,
while not a member of that committee, had a duty to
perform as attorney-general and he advised them that
the act would he ultra vires.
"The committee were unanimous, however," Mr.
llowser stated, "and knowing that they had an overwhelming majority in the house it was useless for me
to oppose it."
Xow Mr. Parker Williams states lhat the bill never
came before the Private Hills' committee or any other
committee, but it did come before a caucus of the Conservative party which had no official existence.
When the hill was passed antl it became law the
Federal authorities at once drew the attention of the
Attorney-General to the wrong that had been done and
demanded an explanation.
"1 sent over for Arnold." Mr. llowser stated to the
committee, "and went into the matter with him. He
gave me his promise that on March 1914 hc would
cease to take deposits. In fact he was sick of the
whole business. The deposits were only a nuisance
and caused a lot of trouble."
Mr. llowser then informed the Dominion authorities that the bill, which was ultra vires, would be repealed at the next session of tiie house.
On Mr. Bowser's own showing the Dominion Trust
Your hens will lay all
winter il you gel your
Poultry Supplies from us
-  - THE EGGS -  -
255 Broadway East (cor. Kingsway)
Phone Fairmont  lfi'i
from March 1913 were conducting an illegal hank-
ling business and he as Attorney-General had aided
I ami abetted them by his refusing t,> carry out his
|duties as the law officer of the crown.
Will he resign? ..,mid lie be given the option nf
resigning!- The people should answer this in no uncertain voice.
HEATED DISCUSSIONS as to the advisability of
introducing tangos, turkey trots, bunny hugs, etc., into the programme of the South Vancouver Hoard of
Trade Hall, it is said, finally lei! to its abandonment.
What are we coming to?
"UNEMPLOYED MEN had called mi him every
day for the last eighteen months and he had found
it annoying," quoth Sir Richard the Imperial. We
should say so. W'e cannot expect our worthy premier
to carry the Empire on his back and at the same time
worry over such a trifle.
*    *    *
IT IS GREAT to hear the lion. VV. J. P.. admitting
the government had made mistakes. Where is this
going to end? In a short time he will be begging
our pardon.    Seems like a nigger in the fence, boysf
THE OLD SONG that says "< Hi what is the use of a
honeymoon if ymi leave tiie wife behind" is being'
atlapted for use in the municipalities of 1',. C. Councillor Stanley has already got the length of writing'
the first line which reads: "Oh what is the use of
being chairman of finance if ymi cannot get the
'dough.' "
*        *        *
THE COMMITTEE of depositors of the Dominion
Trust who waited upon the Premier antl Attorney-
General re government assistance were promised aii
answer on the 23rd of January. They are now wondering whether it was this year or next that was
"<). COME ALL YE faithful" was the opening ode
al the Conservative "Annual." but the faithful stuttered and spluttered when they came to "joyful and
triumphant" and then immediately fell back on good
old Tipperary,
EVER before, perhaps, in the history of the provincial legislatures of Canada was such a direct
impeachment made of any crown official than that
made by Mr. Parker Williams iu the Victoria house
last Monday.
The' member for Newcastle deserves thc thanks of
every man, woman and child in the province, aye, in
the British Empire, for the manly way in which he
told the story of thc Dominion Trust swindle���such
a story as should make every resident in the province
blush to think that thev are even in a remote way connected with it through having their domicile here.
Mr. Williams in thc course of his speech said :
"it was stated that the honorable gentleman had endeavored to stop this crooked work which gave the
Dominion Trust Company the right to fleece the people by opposing the bill when it came before the members of the committee.
"I want to say," said Mr. Williams, "that the Do-
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The Bonnie Purple Heather
Sandy gets a haud o' some uncen sored  news  aboot  a  bombardment
o'  Victoria
>   tir
iie ens, I ^iie bi > ac w iui notice
laily  papers that  anitl
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turi- line) ripened in Victoria lasl  week.
I   win  nie n  ;i   Ireen  o'  mil ���
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As lu-  said il  wis n' richt  tae ca' a
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Weel, a- I \\i- sayin', tin Parliament convened owre in Victoria, an'
ih,' speech frae thc throne, a maister-
piece in the irt rj' Bayin' muckli bill
meanin' naethin' (dictated I've nae
doobt in Bowser's office in tlle tap
store) ii' tin- Dominion Trust Bildin'
--ali.ie.t which I'll maybe hae somethin' tae say some ither time I w as eii'
liyered by lhe new luftenant governor,
who, accordin' tae a' newspaper ac-
I'eii'ins, seem- tae In' a braw chiel,
The address wis replied tae by a
couple o' members reprcsentin' agricultural constituencies iin fact the
emly agricultural constituencies in the
province���Chilliwack an' the Delta).
Baith speakers, accordin' tac the
daily papers, "were very optimistic in
their outlook for Hritish Columbia in
spite nf the periled nf depression which
we are now facing."
Mr. Cawley, or Crawley (I'm no
very share Imee yae spell ill said the)
wcre tae be congratulated thai in
these times ihey had a strung nnd un-
iuil governmenl which was succeeding admirably under very irying circumstances.
'fhe hoose then ruse, the report
conteenyies; it micht hae added, the
1915 session o' the B.C. legislature
They will still eeiiiite nyie for anither twa nr three weeks tae lire' <���!!
a le.t o' hul air aheeeei hoo mony miles
ii' rail hae been laid, hue) mony acres
ie' laund line been parceled oot an
generally speakin, hoo they're keepin'
nil iln- repntashiin o' liritish Columby
as bein' tiie banner province o' the
They'll line a wee hit singe play
put mi where yin in' twa u' the niein-
oers o' that Deedy '11 affect me line
seeme independent view o' their am,
an' mak sume show o' criticism
ine cabinet; that'll he dune for tlie
purpose ie lettin' Wullie ,,r Dickie
get up nn' silence a' the critics that
say   mere s  nne    oppisishun    in    the
\\ e< Wullie '11 get angry noo an'
then, jist tne keep up the bluff, an'
Dicky 11 mayne sae innr forget nim-
sel ns tae attempt tae deliver �� speech
withoot consultin' the Wee Yin.
The unly real oppisishun '11 come
frae wan solitary member (a host in
himsel), Parker Williams, Imt he's
powerless agin -ie an aggregashun as
are congregated in that legislative
Then a' oi u sudden he bursts <."!
"Hid yae   ia)   dignity,  Sandy?" an'
In    started   lauchin'   again.    Then   In
trolled   himsel   an'   a   fierce   heuk
���      :i   e      Mi     hit     e  'e  l|.
"Ill tell yae'. Sandy, ii  the workin'
\ .em ooi ei   could   l" I   n  e'.nii-
:. .ell ill...     pil tun        "'       wan
ni'lit'- "iignnns owre in Victoria ' i
i.ine' parliament's in .essiein thi \ wud
!���: their michl an' drive that crowd
bai k tac tin- obscurit) ir.e��� ���
thc) never should line been all..'.eel
tae  em
"I happened iae be stayin* at the
big  hotel  the  nicht    the    parliament
d. II.,iii    -'.nn    ���line   un      ni>
haunds, I thocht I wml mak mysel
acquainted wi' some ���>' the 'legislators' thai w ere sta) in' then ,
"The rotunda nu' lhe bar reee.n, wis a
movin' mas-. .���' contractors, railway
inates nn' ither filantrofists ..' that
kidney, eager nn' anxious tac help an'
guide tin- government 'e' B.C. in ipen-
iIin' the people's money tne- the besl
advantage, Th. y w iie nnn.- ..' yner j
live fur a quarter ceegaurs they were
liaundin' oot either. Sandy, brandy
an' -min jist lookil .ike common beer
owre there.
lie wis clean takin' my bra the awa,
hut I could see he wisna jeekin' me nn'
thi' worst  wis yet tae come.
"Sanely,   iur   the   sake   o'  yersel   nn'
auld  Scotlan', never  permit  yersel   tae
ceesil   Victoria when ihe  British Columby  parliament's  in  session.
"Whal ilne yae menu:" I  says
hae  a  d d   guid   cheek;   da
think  a Scotsman disna  ken  In
conduct  himsel  in  ony   kin'  o'  ......
;i my;  what dae yae mean?"
"Weel, Sandy," he snys: "yae wud
see somethin' tae humble yaer pride;
yner aye talkin' about yner Hug-
inaiiay an' Xew Vear 'festivities'
tne had in the auld country; Sandy,'
iie' conteenyies, "yae wml see mare
licker consumed in yae nichl owre in
Victoria than yae wml see in three eer
tower e,' yaer national celebrashuns.
"Gel awa tti' yae, man," I says;
"yae  dinna  mean  Ine  tell  ine  thai  'mr
members ������' parliament  arc I zers."
"Weel. Sand}'," he says; "maybe
il's no' richt lae pil il in that blunt
faushon.    I   wnelna ca' them common,
ordinary  1 zers like  the puir  fellies
ihey   piz.ni   .1 i   at   Water   Street���
ihey were se,n .,' in n cless by themsels; they wml be what you folk in
Scotlan'   ca'   D.D.'s���dignilied   drunk-
Cf Where do we South Vancouver People
EAT when We are Down Town ?
Economy consists of spending  money so
that you will have more to spend
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Ynrl!  remember  that   awa  b
October, Dicky, in  replyin' tae a
putnshim   frae   Vancuuver   un   the
employed   questyin,     said     that
"government"  were
on  the questyin  an
k   in
. de-
keepin'  close   tab
they   were   work-
heine which they were sure
wml be fur the benefit o' the unemployed in the province.
I lueiked owre the "speech frae the
throne," expectin' tne see sume
scheme that they intended tae try unl
in an attempt tne cope wi' thii trngic
crisis were iu.    Hul���nary a  word.
e that
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Talkin' me an official up in
Vancoover this week, he telt in
ihey had n list u' eleeven hunder
u'  faimilics, respectable  workin'
wlm were' utterly destitute,
There wis ,\.,e weerk tae offer them,
there wis nne money tae spend mi
lii. in the unly thing they could gie
them wis an occasional bottle o' milk
that wis donated by some guid herted
resident, whu preferred tae remain
Tae use his ain words, "The' I.i nil
unly  knows  where it's gaun  tae end."
An' that's nu' ii n' either. There
are htumers o' ithers who, kennin' the
municeepality canna employ them,
are silently stervin' themsels an
bairns, raither than gu an'
they think is charity.
Thai's unly Seiuth Vancoover,
the city an' ither mtiuieeepnlities. they
tell me things are lie.' it hit better���in
they're worse, if that's possible.
ask  what
Noo tac euiiie lae anither side- o' tne
A freen o' mine happened tae be in
Victoria last week un bizness that
taen him aroond the Parliament bil-
ditts an' the 1 Intel where lhe Members ii' Parliament stop when they're
owre there.
1 began questyining him aboot
.whal kin' ee' a shnw it was, curious
tae get some snrt o" idea u' hoo they
conducted affairs legislatively, an' ns
ine the dignity an' decorum incidental
tae bodies sie as them.
For a wee whiley he wudna speak
tne me. an' 1 wis commencin1 tne
think that the splendor o' the eeeeasuni
had sort o' eairried him awa su that
he couldna Iin' words big ennuugh tae
express  Ilis atliuirashun.
There wis a faur-awn look in his
e'en, bringin' back tae my memory
the kin' u' look Dicky maun hae had
when he came hack frae the auld
country that last time, when \v;ui
newspaper interviewer reported that
hu had seen a "halo" 6' some sort get
awn reiuit the premier's faee that made
him look like sonic ither kin' o' mortal, when he askit him what he had
seen in the auld country.
"Tae gie yae an illustrashon. I wis
preparin' iae go; tne bed aboot eleeven
o'clock when I minded I had a message that took uu' owre iae the telc-
gral office, (in my return a
whiley efter 12 o'clock I wis
prised lae see the Commoshun
wis un.
"Yaell maybe hae noticed in lln
newspapers that sume o' the officers
u' oor ain an' the Japanese Navy wen
present ni the openin' ceremonies���
an' when I saw thai sicht it rin in
my heid thai perhaps tin- enemy had
tae advantage o' ihe facl ������' the sailors
bein' awa frae their ships an' took occasion tae bombard Victoria nn' man
especially lhe lintel they kenl tlu legislate ers  wml be  -levin' in.
"I I ni.kit nl t ine see ii there wjs
em) damage tae- the bildin'. but as
faur  ns   I   could  see    everything     wis
O.K.���but   sqmell ir   ither   it   wis
plain inr see thai <ini:t- n lot o' the
puir fellies had been wounded iu the
"I dinna ken bun thai could be.
Jimmy,"   I   says   ine   him;   "there   wis
naethin'  .il 1   that   in   lln   papers  nn'
sharely if there had been an engagement uw re in Victoria ibe papers owre
here' wud hae gut word aboot it."
"Aw, dinna lash yersel, Sandy, n-
boot that; they line experienced censors owre there nn' it's nu' likely thai
onything thai  wud dae ony 'nnn me'
them nt the 1' .   Noo I'm gettin
awa frae my story. If yae wu.l stop
askin' nn thej sully questyins I wud
be' able tae proceed.
"Wee.!." he e, intt en) ies; "I w ;- talk
in' aboot tlie wounded, iln pint fellies
The elevator connectin' wi' the'
in'   apairluienl-    w i-,      wi irkin'     qui( I.
thin-  an'  e\ ery   time   il   ennu   el ion   a-
nilher j in w i-, eairried on,
"I hue many are woundi d, I ��� ska 11'
a   fellie'   StBUlldin'   near   hy   nu,   whu   I
thocht wis raither callous owre ihe
"He looked at nie line lieul Im lit���
nn' then he starts ,"4 lauchin' me
bate ihe baund,
"Nane," lie -ny-; "there's nane o'
them wounded, although some o' them
are pretty near 'blind.' Gee, you're
a green yin. whaur did yae bring lhat
cant u' hey iu frae," he conteenyies.
"l_uuk say here," he concludes, "dae
yae no' ken the parliament's started
their sessions owre here in Victoria?
Weel, that's some .>' it gaun up lae
iis bed."
"Sandy," my Ireen says, "dinna ask
me inly mare questyins aboot dignity
ur 1 michl mk a iit!"
Noo freens. yae ken I'm nu' the
yin tae la' foul o' onybody for haen
a wee bil dram lion an' them���but
there's a time an' plaee fur a' things.
They fellies are peid guid, yellie geele!
Ine gc owre there an' transact nor
bizness. At a time like this when thc
province has sume n' the wursi forms
u' destitushon iu its midst���men gaun
Ine heuk inr work withoot even a bowl
ee' parritch in their stamicks, yuung
lassies sellin' their suwls fur hre.nl,
bairns gaun lae lhe schule improperly
feel nn' cled���an' nn urgie like this tac
ffo un while we're waitin' een SOtne-
ihin' bein' done.
What's wrong wi' the workin' folk
oeit here onywey. Where are a' the
Scotties thai came frae the' mild e,,uei-
try?      He.u   lunger   will    ihey   staund
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bein' stcrved an' insulted intae the
bargain. I Inn lung will they staund
for   sic   eondeeshuns   in   public   life?
Are we gaun tne forget that we're
British citizens an' staund idly bye
while a government wastes oor resources, sterves its people, an' tells
us tae "Have  Cnnlidenee."
If the people wud .ii-i wauken up
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Robert Bums:  Patriot
By  Felix   Penne
Mi.mlay   evening  la-t   every    true
Sent remembered thai January 25th
w.is tlie birthday of "Rabbie Hums."
Every liritein, no mailer what pnrt
of the Empire he be in, toasted "The
Immortal Memory" of the poet, for
Burns   was   |   patriot,   and   just   mew,
the Empire has need to remember all
ulin sinewed patriotic spirit���t'e stimulate the patriotic spiiit of the present.
The patriotic spirit limls expression
in many ways ��� not always in the
bearing of arms, the waving of flans.
the making of war souks. Some of
the ureal poems of Robert Burns are
not militant) but still are truly pat-
til itie.
The peasantry of Scotland love
"Rabbie renins" because be made
them iee themselves ��� neet only as
humble pen-ants engaged in ill-paid
drudgery bin as men with thoughts,
affections, ideals, emotions and aspirations. He Interpreted them to
themselves. The poorest ploughman
could feel proud of his station���feel
a jeiy in his life,, fur had nut Scotland's
bard glorified by songs the man who
holds ihe plough?
The spirit eef Scotland was at a
low ebb when Burns appeared lo revive it, te, raise the drooping manhood
of a country which had become depressed, worn out by centuries of religious strife. Scotland had lust her
parliament, the Jacobite risings, impelled by affection and loyalty, had
been sternly, even brutally put down
with an iron hand���the national spirit
had heen quenched and there was nut
even a symbol left tu show it had
ever existed. Robert Burns came
and  with  his  fiery  genius,  which  ex
pressed itself in language the poorest
peasant could understand���gave life
.unl   color  ne  anaemic   Scottish  life
unl  made  hhenel eeeiir.se thmuxli  veins
which hail met throbbed f<er a decade.
Hear whal a greal lover nf Burns
has   tee  say  nil   I his���-
"If Scotsmen today love and cherish
iln-ir country with a pride unknown
in iheir ancestors, if strangers of all
countries look nn Scotland ns a land
.if romance, this we owe  in  Robert
Burns, who lirst turned the tide whieh
Senll   carried   te,   full   fl 1.     All   that
Scotland   had   done   and   suffered,   her
romantic histeery, the manhood of her
people", the beauty uf her scenery,
weiuhl have disappeared1 iu modern
commonplace ami manufacturing u^li-
nesl it  she had been  left  without  her
twe, sacred poets���Burns ami Scott"
Yes!   Burns  was a  "booster"    lur
Scotland���but he did nut extol il as
a land where "real estate" Could be
sunn "turned over" at su much profit.
lie' speike e,f his land as tlle heritage
eel her suns nut tu lie exploited by
alien enemies. Had hi' lived iu V.m-
couvet he would have found a kindred
spirit in Pauline Johnson. Like
Burns, she democratized humanity
hy bringing the rich man and the pour
man tu the altar nf nature. These
poets have made us luve our country,
inspired us with such that we are
ready tu wnrk fur her. fight fur her,
die   feir   her.     Bums   made   the   Sent
feel that he had personal responsibility in making Scotland known, loved,
honored, and ihe man whu knows his
country loves his country, honors his
country, and lives to du his country
credit���at home "r abroad���that man
is  a   true  patriot.
Kill ix Church, eurner Joyce and
School Roads, have been holding spc-
cial services this week. The Rev.
J. \i. Wilsun, D.D., of St. Andrew's,
Vancouver,   presiding,
These meetings were just good,
sensible uplift gatherings, where they
sang old fashioned hymns and had
guud, simple talks that everyone cnuld
understand. They were splendidly
attended. ���
���      He    *    if
On Thursday, January 21st, the regular monthly meeting nf tlle Central
Park Women's Institute was held iu
the Agricultural Hall, Central Park.
Mrs. Bell, the president, was unavoidably absent and the chair was taken
by .Miss Baxter, the vice-president.
This being the date of the annual elee-
tiun uf officers fur the coming year.
After routine business had been cun-
eludeil, the reports nf the treasurer,
Mrs. Thomas Todrick, ami secretary,
Mrs. I''. Suinmerville, were read ami
approved. A resume of the past year's
work gave a very satisfactory shuw-
ing. There are now one hundred and
forty members, who are all winking
lhe    feille
.Mrs.   II.
ie. upnold ihe motto <if the
which is "For Hume and
The election resulted ill
wing ladies lieing elected:
A. Bell, re-elected hy acclamation fnr president; Mrs. C. G.
1., Reid. lirsl vice-president; Mrs. J.
B. Todrick, second vice-president;
.Mrs. Thomas Todrick, re-elected secretary; Mrs. I1'. Sununerville, re-elected treasurer; Mrs. !���'. W. Somers,
press representative; directors: Mrs.
Iladfield. Mrs. C. H. Ruse, Mrs.
Ilewie, Mrs. Thus. Unman. Mrs.
Wier, Mrs. Stapletuu, Mrs. Very; delegates tn the local council, Mrs. II.
A. Bell. Mrs. Thus. Tenlriek, Mrs.
llaillicM. .Mrs.   Very,   Mrs       P,     VV.
Somers; Auditors: Mrs. P. Oben, Miss
M. Summers.
st ir sr
Ou Friday, January 22. the Mothers' Meeting was held in Carleton
Hall, Collingwood Easl. There was a
large attendance. The proceedings
t ere in charge oi the Women's Auxiliary of St. John's Church, Central
Park.     Mr.   P,   J.   Buller   was   in   the
chair,   A splendiel musical programme
was   rendered   hy   sume   members   "I
ihe Vancouver Women's Musical
Club.   This was very much enjoyed,
Among the artistes taking part were
Madam Carapata, Miss Susannc Siek-
leinuie, Miss Matheson, Miss George
nnd Mr.   F.  W. Dyke,     Miss   li.eyle al
the' piano. These meetings ate held
every fourth Friday ami are a source
uf great pleasure tu mothers who
can get lei nu other kind uf recreation, * * *
tin Priday evening the Central
Park Poultry Association held a very
enjoyable whist drive in the Agricultural Hall, Central Park. There was
a guud attendance. First Ladies'
prize was wein by Mrs. J'-. Somerville;
seciind ladies' prize was won by Mrs.
Mansuii; first gent.'s, Mr. Manson;
second gent.'s, Mr, Buckle.
Much fun was caused uver the winning  uf  booby  prizes.
'Ilie association expect to have
these  entertainments  once  a  month.
 a   sm   ���	
Editor  CHINOOK;
Dear Sir,���Might 1 encroach upon
your valuable space to bring to the
notice of those responsible, the condition of thc sidewalk un the nurth
side of Vanness Avenue. About half
a block east of Park Avenue is a
hole big enough for either a child's
ur woman's tout to slip through. 1
have several times nearly tripped myself on a dark night. Surely it is not
necessary for someone tu break their
leg befure this source of danger is
Allow mc also to correct a misstatement in your paper of January
23. It was Prof. E. Odium win.
preached at Central Park Presbyterian Church, not Rev. Geo. A. Odium.
Sincerely yours,
CHIMNEY SWEEPING CITY *.*��*.-.*��<-.��'
Phone Seymour ��1293
best equipment in Vancouver
409 Dunsmuir Street
The Kingsway Branch hold their first
Annual  Meeting .
.Monday afternoon found all the
faithful officers in iheir chairs, together with a goodly number oi members, at Carleton Hall, where reports
wcre read and general business tran-
sacted to wind up a very successful
The branch covers a very large
territory. The nurse in charge has
made sume 950 calls during the nine
months of the organization's existence.
.Miss Hall, formerly of Tito Vane iu-
ver Victorian Order, now assistant
inspector at Ottawa, addressed thc
ladies and had only words ul praise
fi.ir the work they had dune.
Mrs. Esslemont, president of lhe
South Vancuuver branch, said a fe\v
Words, and several members offered
a iew suggestions. Dr. F. J. Ituller
was unable to attend as expeeted, but
handed in a report, in which he expressed sincere appreciation of the
work dune by the nurse and the Slip-
port   she   received   from   tlie   IniUei   iu
The Kingsway branch have a relief
ceimmittee nnd raise funds hy private
subscription, The women mi this
committee have a lot of hard wmk
and musl devote a great deal oi lima
to the raising uf those funds. They
raised une hundred dullars during lhe
year  nnd  relieved thirty  cases.
The officers of 1914 were re-elected
hy acclamation, and a visiting committee was appointed tu attend the
regular meetings nf the South Vancuuver branch. Tlie officers fur thc
year are: hmi. president, Mrs. J. Esselmont; presidenl, Mrs. P. Oben;
lirst vice-president, Miss Summers;
second vice-president, Mrs. W. Pringle; secretary, Mrs. (',. W. Hall; treasurer. Mrs. I. A. Crigur; advisory
board, Dr. P. J. Buller, llr. W. S.
Mrs. W, ('.. Hall, secretary, read the
reports oi ihe treasurer ami relief
committee, and concluded hy reading
ihe secretary's report tu Miss Mackenzie, which is as follows:
Collingwood East,
Vancuuver,   B.C.
Miss   Mackenzie,
Dear   Mailaui,
Iii presenting the lirst annual report  uf  tin   "Kingsway"    Auxiliary,
South Vancouver, Victorian Order of
Nurses,   we    feel   lln    splendid   work
done  speaks  lur itself.
Our auxiliary was only formed in
March, i'114, and mie nurse. Miss
Kobison, commenced her duties mi
the loth eef thai month, and since thin
her  weerk  has greatly increased.
A nurse had neen urgently required
iin <his particular district,, and our
municipality increased their gram for
the year in order that one might bc
Owing to financial depression and
other causes, a lot nf the work done
has been unrcnnincrativc, and the
grants help tei cover this.
Our relief committee has dune guud
wurk in both, supplying necessaries
when required, and also cluthing, both
for adults and children, and in this
guud work they were ably assisted
by our nurse.
The funds used in this work were
made up by donations from friends
interested in us, and also from the
proceeds of a very successful garden
party held at the home uf uttr president in the summer. All clothing given away was also donated, both new
and old.
Wc cannot speak too highly of the
wurk Miss Robison has done, and we
may also say that she has made herself generally beloved wherever she
has   gone.���Yuttrs   very   sincerely,
Among the ladies present were
Mcsdamcs Oben, Martin, E. W. Morgan. YV. Pringle, T. Doman, Hewit,
J. B. Todrick, Kendrick, G. W. Hall,
Grigor, Craig and Miss Summers.
From the llurnaby branch, Mrs. F. J.
Buller and Mrs. Draper; and from tbe
South Hill branch, Mrs. Esselmont,
Mrs. Harvie, Mrs. Milter, Mrs. Woodford, Miss Hall from Ottawa. The
meeting closed with a social cup of
tea and refreshments.
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Keeler's Nursery
Grower and Importer of Plants, Bulbs, Roots and Shrubs
Cut Flowers and Design
Work  a  specialty.
Flowering and Ornamental Shrubs for Spring and
Fall   planting.
One hundred' varieties of
Roses  of  Choice  Sorts
and  three  hundred  varieties  of  Dahlias.
Phone Fairmont 817
Old and valuable violins carefully repaired.
Guitars and mandolins repaired. Bows rehaired.
Violins bought.
531  RICHARDS ST. Phone  Seymour 341S
Phone���Seymour  4634
Matinees   Wed.   and   Sat.
Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings and Wednesday Matinee
of Next Week
THE     AVENUE i        wj,h
In the funniest of funny farce comedies
By Augustin McHugh
Prices 25c 50c  - -Matinees 25c Any Seat
18th and Main Street
Do Not fail to see "ZUDORA," Thanhouser's Greatest Photo Play
3000 Scenes. Caste of 1000
FRIDAY and SATURDAY.   Read the Story in the Monday "Sun" by
Harold McGrath
Avenue Theatre
The offering of the Av, nu.   Players
for   Monday,   Tuesday   and   Wednes
day   evenings   and   Wednesday   matinee ol  next   week,   will   bi    \  ���.
��   Hug
"'iffi. er 666
edj   written  sine i   "i 'i    ',������. ,   Vunt."
A   young   million trotter
|returning   home  to  ''en.:  Ins  bacheloi
quarters occupied by a  burglar,  who,
""1 satis ied with hai ing ap
the   millionaire's  nam I
himsell   . ngagi il   to - ,cietj
B'rl on ��� ��� nn ngth nl it, is rapidlj
dispi ting of a fine collccti >n of paintings   gathered   by   the   aforesaid   mil
i lionairc from the an ci itres of the
world. This is the situation when the
curtain goes up on the firsl
"' 'ffici i 666." How the real millionaire i. gaii I I- uessiou of his homi
and name and ho i     ntually wins
the heart and hand of the sweet) iung
thing  who  has  plighte roth I
;i member if the light-! i ret id gentry
under the impri   lio he was the
-'"i m-pui i scie Hi ol wealth nnd so-
i ial  position,  is I tiling ol
the playei - '���  thi cast
new farce which n a big and
popular  laughing   sue i --.
In   working   out   the   storj
play,  the  rich  young  man  induces  a
policeman  on   iiis  bloi end   him
iii- uniform and   ���   ile masquer
ading ;is ii  copper to .;ii ii  Ihi   bur-
H.   H.   DEAN,   Proprietor
oming   Wednesday.   January      27,   THE    MASTER    KEY
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable' Hall for oublic meetings,  dances,  etc., to Let
34 32nd Avenue
Begs to inform the inhabitants of
this locality that lie is opening a
Meat  Market
4553 Main Street
(Detween 28th and 29th Ave.)
5, with a first-class stock of Meats,
Butter, Hams, Bacon, Eggs, etc.,
at prices to suit the times,
Don't   forget   the   Address:
(Late Street's)
Mr. W. W. Robertson
Open for ici,- more pupils
Terms   Moderate
South Vancouver   Phone Sey. 4284
Established 1893
Refined Service    New Location
Opposite new Y. M. C. A.
Fireproof     Columbarium     and
Seymour 2425
Order now your Wedding Cakes,
Christmas Cakes and Real Scotch
Shortbread,  from
Baker  and   Confectioner
Cor.  of JOHN  and  28TH  AVE.
30,000 Price Tickets
Signs and Window Notices in stock
Price from 15c. per doz.
Every kind of Sign or Letter made
to order
One  cent  per  Fowl,  per  Week
Poultry   Keepers
will get best results from constant
use of
Poultry Spice
A  Hen tunic,   Pick-me-up and
Once  Tried Always  Used!
Guaranteed   to   produce   results,   if
fed   according   to   direction:,   (in
every sack)
3 lb. sack, 45c.    6J4 lb. sack, 90c.
100 lb.  sack,  $12.00
Manufactured in Vancouver.
Municipal  Solicitor  Donaghy  Makes
Excellent Impression at Mun. Hall
(Continued Frdni page 1)
greement of sale holder had a greater
interest in the property than the deed
holder, Imt whereas the agreement of
sale holder had to pay his taxes and
alse. make an affidavit, the deed holder
only required his name to be on the
assessment ml! le. entitle him In vote.
There was no guestinn in hi.- mind
that the act governing municipal elections was badly in need "I  revision.
Resolutions calling upon the (fbv-
crnment to remove the distinction between agreement and deed he elders
and abolishing llie householders tax
and giving lease holders tiie right to
participate in elections were moved
and carried.
The chairman said he had learned
quite a lot from Mr. Donaghy during
il,,' course of his interesting address,
and ealhd upon the uncling to pass
a vnie of thanks which was cordially
The next  resolution  tabled by   Mr.
. Lewis mel with a very hostile' recep-
I tion   and   was   vigorously   denounced
by tin' secretary of the Voters' League'. Mr. Thomasson, and one or two
either  speakers.
lie. Mr. Lewis, urged the necessity
of forming an association of ratepayers to lake' up municipal questions, slating there was no association
ai pn -i ni in existence which took up
this work.
This assertion was refuted by Mr.
Thomasson and either speaker-, who
stated thai the Voters' League was
-till in existence anel a very live organization at that. I te made - ime
remarks whieh were nol very complimentary to the late' secretary of
thai organization, Mr. Lewis
Mr. Lewi- then stated he was nol
particularly anxious to proceed further in discussion on the subject, and
the meeting refused to endorse the
propi isition.
IK'   proceeded   to   lake   up     some
other  items  on  the  agenda  but   adjournment  was moved and carried.
Mr.  Seymour  ill  the  course  of  the
evening   reported   on     Reeve     Cold's
I \-\-':t  io Victoria and asked the work-
|ers   to  have  a  little  patience  in   the
meantime   with   the   new   Reeve  and
Council.   They were doing their level
I best  to eope  with  the  terrible  unemployed evil but told them that it mighl
be   a   week   or   two   before   anything
could  be  done.      "Things   had   been
found  in  an  awfu!  mess,"  he stated:
"bul the Reeve and Council weve hard
at it to find some way out of the tangle."
Councillor Russell of Ceelar Cottage, and Messrs. Mengel and Mather's, two defeated candidates al the
election, were among tlle other speakers.
Mrs.  Perrault, a  former resident  of
j 45th  Avenue   East,  was renewing acquaintances  lure  this  week.
ele       *       *
Mrs, Izzard. of 38th  Avenue West,
has gone to le.wa to visit her parents
med.     ll.i   acl   i- e ntirelj
-' as 'ie   and   is     attra tint
from   the'   criti
ilie- line.
Dunlay  &   \
ii   patter  i-
1 and  vastly funny
i.   iinii  Brothers npi n the bill ��ith
I act l
"scream."    Thi j espi
live  in  their  dam ing  numbers.
\s usual there will be a lini
ing eef  motion  pictures
orchestra will plaj  I i >u like-.
Miss Pill, ..f 1114 40th   \,  nu.   Wi st,
is  quite  ilk     Her  many  friends
lu-r a >pe edy red ivi rj.
ii     it     tn
The scholars of Van Honu School
���-��� ���. Miss \iini.' McLean, 48th Vvi -
mn anel Quebec Street, a surprise
party lasl Fridaj evening. Twenty-
accepted the im itations and all
report having a nice time.
*   *   *
Mrs. 11. S. Cuhnii ghai i, rmerly
Miss Vera Fenton, held lu-r postnuptial reception. Januarj 26, al :'i. ir
home, 63 40th \. i um vVi -; Her
mother, Mr-. M. I.. Fenton, received
with her. Tlie bride received her
guests in a beautiful -ilk crepe-de-
chene, while her mother wore a pear!
graj -ilk, Mr-. W II, Steeves as
sisted in n-.i-ivint; tin guests. Thi
perfume "i carnations and hyacinth iu
profusion scented the reception
while pink roses am! ferns decori
the table. Mrs. R. Mills, Mr-. C. C
Khlrielgc, Mrs .1 McWhinney and
Mrs. t'e. Murray poured tea am! coffee, Mrs. (', 1). Cunningham am!
Mr-. M. l.e Jew.!! em th, ices. \--
sisting in serving were Misses M
Mitchell, A. Croll, Le Mills. J. Cur-
ric. !���'. McWhinney ami M. McQuarrie. Mis- M. Amos entertained the
guests with sweet music on the
piano. Little Miss Marion Croll open-
e'i! tlie door lo tlie guests. In the e vi'ii-
ing the bride received hi r friends informally and a general good time was
enjoyed by all  present.
ear for a number of year- hack.
and then calculating on a less peril paid this year Thai
v -,, saj. if 70 i^ ������ een! ��,'|. pah! in
1912, '? per i i nt. in 1913 am! 50 per
cent, in 1914. the council must allow
I. .r a corresponding shrinkage in 1915.
Thus in making up the estimate! onlj
45 per eeut.. or probably less, an be
year I
���    year,   and
it  follows as
rate  mus gh   enough  to
rhich maj
ng I
If   mj Old   few
: of. col-
��� 50 per
cent   hii her I eed to be
r !������ in �� e re' compelli i   '
current taxi--.    It all sarily fol-
ho will nol
...   ���
\i.   fair-mindi liable    rati -
payei my ar-
jumeni      i Ri
oul  for "a strict, just ami Im-;:
ministrat ���   bis plat
form,   he   musl me   plan   thi-
year whereby  a!!  rati paj ers   ���
ed        pay i I      i, instead
ing 4? per I u   willing
them bear nie.re
than a doubli burdi n ion. I low
do  :'   ���
do   not   know;   but,    as     "I :
state-, il   is  clearlj im  if  he
v ishi - ���    ' arry oul  his electi m platform  and  to  give   "a   strict,   i
imsim --  ��� dinini tn
I am told that this > ear  as
���- w hi n  Mr. Gold
office.   n< arlj   e\ i rj    n i i ting   of   I ie
uncil is held in private.    V\ hy
i- that?    Last j. ar after  so many officials   W'-re;   lli-nii--e'l   all   tlle    lle'W   appointments  were made  in  prival
ccpt   ilie'   municipal   solicitor.     Why?
I- Mr. Gold afraid of publicity? Whal
is there to hide?    It is staled that an
important   money   transaction   has  already   been   pul     througii     privately,
Unequalled       Vludew]lc       Hcaol       PantagM
E.   D.   Graham.   Resident   Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
THE    e-.ni nEN    TROUPE    OF
The War of the Tongs
And Other Great Acts
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20.   9.15
Admission���Matinees,     15c;     nights,
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
withe ml press rati paj
being   told  anything   about  it.     li   is
also  - ouncil  has
en  with  their  i igi i   -.
Mes-e-.   \\ Gundy   ��v   Company,
of  Te
\ ith   an   American   firm.    \\ liy
��� e council nol taken thc ratepayers into their coi V\ liy ill
this  -��� ��� ti cy?
Soutl   \   ���     uvi     J in. 26,  1915.
\ nn i ting of the Voters' League
will be held at thc Municipal Hall on
Monday, February 1, for the purposi
of rc-organizing and continuing the'
m.e.d work of '!i<   above  league.
Westminster Church Notes
glar. the real officer becomes the millionaire's  e k.    The'  burglar,  in   the
meantime, is allowed to continue in
possession of the bachelor's quarters,
but is eventually trapped and compelled tee return liis plunder. Ml these
events are worked oul with speed and
precision during the three acts In
which Mr. Augustin McHugh, the
author of "Officer 666" take- to tell
the story that is chock full of surprising situations, smart chatter and
snappy   epigrams.
Maude Leon,. Bmderick O'Karrell,
He .ward Russell, Edward Lawrence,
in fact the entire' Avenue Company
will appear in this screamingly funny
play. As owing to ilie' coming of
Forbes Robertson, only four performances of "Officer 666" will be given,
an early hooking of se'.ats would seem
Pantages  Theatre
Willi a double headline offering,
twee big spectacular acts, "The ('.olei-
en Troupe of Russian singers, dancers
and musicians," the bill whieh opens
at Pantages Monday will be one of
the red letter events in local vaudeville.
The Golden Troupi i- a remarkable
aggregation of artists from the land
of the Czar and are new touring under royal warrant from the Russian
Government.      They   are   perhaps   thc
finesl exponents of the dances and
music of Iheir name land lhat have
ever crossed the Atlantic. Thi ir costumes are brilliant and costly and
thi ir stage settings arc elab irate ai d
The War of the Tongs is a realistically stage.! sketch nf San francisco's
Chinatown, dealing with a quarrel between rival Highbinder Tongs ami it
serves lo introduce some wonderful
character impersonations, It is in
three scenes and each of the types is
accurately and impressively portrayed hv a easi nf unusual excellence
Bertie Fowh s, comedienne, character actress anel monologisl is a greal
favorite here and will be warmly wel-
The Ladies' Aid Society of Westminster Church held their first meet-
mi; for 1915 al the home of Mrs.
Fraser, corner of 25th Avenue ami
Prime Edward Street on ihursday,
January 21. Plans for wnrk were elis-
cussed and conveners of the different
committees appointed. There was a
large' attendance of members and new
ones addeil ie> thc r..!!. the society
having met with such success in evi rj
way eluring the pasl year starts .'tit
very hopefully on the year's work,
knowing that God will help and guide
us in all our undertakings as he has
done  in   the   past.
At the close of the meeting Mrs.
Fraser entertained the ladies to tea
and a  very  social hour was  enjoyed.
*       ee.       St
A im cting of ilie congregation of
Westminster Church was held e,n
Tuesday evening to decide em extending a call to   i minister.    There was
a g i attendance oi members.    The
Rev. John R. Craig's name being the
only one mentioned, the moderator,
Rev. II McKay, Impressed on the
congregation that the call be unanimous for ilie' Prcsbyti ry o deal with
ii. Representatives from the Session,
Sundaj School, Ladies' Aid and
Christian Endeavor will attend Presbytery "ii Wednesday, and it is hoped thai Westminster Church will soon
have a   pastor,
South  Vancouver  Finances
To the  Editor of the "Chinook" ,
Sir,��� "i Ibserver"     is     quite
about  the necessity for a tax  sale  in
Seeiiili  Vancom i r this > i ar.    In  fairness I" tlu  ratepayi rs ��I; i paj  il ean
not   be   avoided.     The   council   musl
coiled al leasl $600,000 ;ii;- ycai
tlie  ratepayers   or  leave  ilu   municipality in a worse position than il
i- in.    From wlioiu i- ii io li'  ���
,,!;���    From those who ran le,' depended i in t1' pay their taxes     i I i w
' the council know �� ho can he' ei.:
,,.    m am!  who  can  nol ?    Bj   as :i i
taining ihe percentages of tax,-  pan!
A transportation system which
connects every section of the city
with every other section is an
absolute necessity for the development of a large city.
The B.C. Electric has, at an expenditure
ni" many millions of dollars, provided
the Vancouver puhlic with, a tram system which, hy means nf transfer arrangements, connects every part of the
cit_\- with every other part on payment
��� el a sinffle fart.'.
Would Vancouver have been developed as well or wisely had not
the B.C. Electric provided a tram
system of this character ?
We are the exclusive  South Vancouver Agents for    %
the famous J
Phone Fairmont 2500
Phone Highland 226
Phone Fraser 41 31X
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   30.   1915.
Dominion Trust Matters
On Floor of Legislature
(Continued from page ll
Each and every man follows blindly the leadership of Mr. llowser. No
one asks any Questions regarding any
bill coming before the Ilemse. Independence among this peculiar lot of
men whee are' supposed to be representative of the people of British Col-.
umbia is an unknown quantity.
Following Mr. Williams' address
Monday,   the    Attorney-General    eliel
tieei  rise lo his feet  lee deny any ol tlle
many charges made againsl liim. hut
���napping his linger he brought i<> his
feel Mr. Tisdalc, member for Vancouver, wine gave a speech which practically was a duplicate of one given hy
Mr Richard McBride before the Progress Chili. Vancouver, in tlie palmy
days ������! 1911. Mr. Tisdale varied tlie
old s.eii^ Blightly liy referring to the
war. lie even gave his remarks a
humorous touch hy making a reference I1' the death of Joseph Chamberlain, a sail thing, he saiel���a great loss
to ihe Empire. Just how the death
<���! Joseph Chamberlain has any con-
nection with the fact thai nnere than
ID.ixh) British Canadians are oul "i
employment in the City of Vancouver
alone was not discussed hy the bc-
whiskcred   harjAare   merchant   from
Hastings Sireet.
The  "Chinook's" Article
The article which appeared in tlle
CHINOOK 'if December 1'). 1914,
dealing with Dominion Trust affairs
promises to play some pari iii the
history .ef British Columbia, li is
:, rcpori of a meeting between Mr.
llowser ami a committee of lhe depositing of the Dominion Trust, made
up of Messrs. Patterson, LaBraih,
llealey. Cowper. ami John Rankin,
ihe latter being n contributing editor
tn the columns of this journal. It was
as   follows :
William U. Arnold was a Napoleon
in his own way. The Government eef
rin- Province of Hritish, Columbia ami
the Government nf the Dominion 'ef
Canada bowed feir a time to his will.
.Six thousand seven htimlre��l persons
trusted Arnold with all their savings
and as many mure, directly or indir-
i-ctly. permitted their fortunes to be
tied up with those uf the financial organization which Aru..1(1 had created
and dominated.
Tilt'      Little     Cel".i'.MIl     O    ��� e     lY-OIII     ill*
multitude an i was carried ll'iou lhe
shoulders e.l mob leaders ��In bawled
"Liberty"; \r:ioM row from obscurity and was pushed forward by a
frenzied mob who cried "Development." All the Little Corsicans make
1 eadway up to that point where ihey
Undertake to use the trust eif the people tee finance for themselves Klory,
publicity and preatige,
"The Last Phase"
"'Tomorrow," >aiel William R, Arnold, "tomorrow I will lake you into
111,: vaults ami I w'! -how yo I the
Securities, bonds am! liquid assets eef
tlie ceempany. Tlie depositors are
fully protecled. Every elollar of -he
trusi  funds are available.    The  affairs
of the Dominion Trust Company are
in good order. We will i'i into the
vaults together���tomorrow."
"Vou have told me lhat before, Mr.
Arnold. 1 have my 'eider- and I must
examine these securities today. For
elays and days you have been putting
me eeff. This work musl hc done anil
we cannot delay longer.     Tomorrow
will   met   dee."
Mr.   Arnold  ami   Auditor    Hodges
were ill tlle private office of the managing director of thc Dominion Trust
Company when this conversation took
place. It was the opening of the lasl
aet of the tragedy���thai pari which
the Honourable William Bowser, Attorney-General of Hritish Columbia,
grimly referred i" at a political meeting a few nights as" as "The Kast
Always with men who aie t"" ambitious and mel tei" scrupulous a- to
the means they employ to satisfy their
hist for self-advancement, there is
"The  Lasl   Phase."
Mr. Bowser's Own Story
Some   in-iulil   into   the   methods   of
j William   R.   Arnold   and   a   hare   "iit-
Iline eef the facts leading up    t"    the
crash of the Dominion Trusi Company
were  given  hy  thc  Attorney-General
of Uriiish Columbia himself tu a committee  "f tiie  Dominion  Trust  Com-
I pany   depositors   who   mel   Mr.   Bowser a fortnight ago iu the offices of
Messrs.   Bowser,  Reid &  Wallbridge.
This meeting took  place in  the  palatial suite occupied hy the legal advisers   of   the   defunct   company   on   the
top  timer  of    thc    Dominion    Trust
Building.   These offices have been occupied for sonic time hy the law  firm
upun   a   lease   drawn   up   before    Mr.
Arnold's death.
Mr. Bowser told the committee
that the Government had known f< >r
years that the Dominion Trust Company was unsound, Thc Government
did nut wish to cause a panic and
consequently had allowed Arnold tu
go ahead with thc fleecing eef the Innocents. Mr. Bowser spoke very
guardedly of the disaster. He did nut
attack Arnold, though freim his words
it might be inferred that Mr. llowser
had never at any time a high opinion
uf  the  brilliant  yuung  plunger.
As Mr. Bowser was the head uf thc
linn uf lawyers whu handled thc affairs uf the Dominion Trust Cumpany
il  was unly natural that a few months
before the collapse, Mr. Arnold should
present himself at the office uf the
Attorney-General. At that time. Mr.
Bowser claims that the Government
had undertaken an investigation of the
affairs of the Dominion Trust Ceempany. Possibly Mr, Arnold suspected
this and was in search uf information.
At all events, upun this visit. Mr. Arnold stated that a meeting of the dir-
ecturs was to he held within a few
"What do you think. Mr. llowser,"
said he, "about the company passing
a  dividend?"
"That." saiel Mr. Bowser, "would
hc the craziest thing yuu have ever
ele me.   Arnold."
Mr. Bowser told the committee of
depositors that with ihis,  Mr.  Arnold
appeared nervems, toe��k hi- glasses
uff. whipped eeut a handkerchief and
gently willed the lenses as he turned
the  subject,
"I told my partner, R. I,. Reid. immediately after my interview with
\rnohl." said Mr. Bowser iee the oeni-
mittee "tei go clown tee that meeting
of Dominion Trust Directors and
slop llie passing uf a dividend. I tedd
him to stay there all day and all night
if necessary, hut nut tu allow a dividend tu he passed. The company
was un its last  legs and in a hopeless
"Mr. Reid protested," said Mr.
Bowier, "he was uf the opinion that
everything was alright, I gave him
lhe facl- of the case as I knew them.
He altended thc nieeling."
It is understood that at this meeting, which was a few days before tlle
collapse, a dividend was passed.
though notices were sent onl later
saying that the monies would lie withheld for llie time lieing owing to lhe
situation caused hy ihe outbreak of
Inspector Runnel's Visit
Mr. Bowser took the committee of
depi -itor- back t" March last when,
he said, he received the first intimation thai the unstable condition of the
Dominion Trusi hail heen aggravated
hy crooked work mi tlie part of some
��� ine.
"It was in March lhat I sent Inspector Runnels t" investigate the
Dominion Trust Ceempany," said Mr.
llowser. "The Inspector asked Mr.
Arnold at that time tu show him the
liquid assets feer lhe payment of depositors.
"We haven't the money here." were
Mr. Arnold's words to the Inspector.
"It's spread uver all our branches. W'e
have ihe money, hut it would he impossible tee carry it all at the Vancuuver   eeffice,"
The C. H. I. C. Cheque
"When Inspector Runnels report-
ted tei me," continued Mr. Bowser, "1
asked him how lung the thing could
hc kept guing. 'It can he kept guing.'
replied Runnels, 'as lung as that Canadian Home Investment cheque for
$47,000 is nut presented for payment.'
"In lhe meantime the department
thought it well tu have an auditor go
uver the books. In order tu save
talk among the employees and tu allay suspicions, une uf the company's
uwn auditors were appointed, Mr.
Hodges" (eef ilie linn of Riddell,
Slead. Hudges & Winter, win. fur three
year- were the official auditors of the
Dominion Trust Company.i "It djd
not take Hodges lung to lind everything wrong."
Remarkable  State  of  Affai--
Let   Us   leave   Mr.   llowser   and   'lie
committee  of  depositors  i"  consider
then tlie slate of affairs in the dying
days of the Dominion Trust. We
lind al the head of the firm eel lawyers
who were supposed lo advise Arnold
and the directors eif the Dominion
Trust Company. Mr. \V. J. Bowser.
W'e lind that the man who was directed t" audit the hunks uf the Dominion   Trust,   a   Mr.     Hodges,     the
Company's own auditor. W'e tind at
the head of the Government, whose
duty it was ti> enforce the law regarding trust c< iinpanles, Mr. W. J.
lhewser. When Mr. Bowser instructed Hodges tu "go mit and get Arn-
eeld." Hodges maele investigsti mi
which plainly shnwed the concern te
be bankrupt beyond recall. Yel tlu
compsny'i auditors, before ihis ti'ne
apparently ceiuM find nu Haw in Dominion Trust affairs. The ceempany.
freun lisaucial statements published
before tlie crash, was pictured as lieing siiiiihI as the Ruck of Gibraltar,
and it was so stated within the past
year in tiie  editorial  columns   of  the
daily papers ol  Vancouver.
History from  1912
Mr. Bowser informed the committee of depositor* e.f (he history of the
Dominion Trust Company fn>m \')\2.
"I i, thai year."   said lie, "the ceempany
was Incorporated under the laws of
th,' Dominion at Canada. Tlie Limited wa- dropped and ihe Dominion
Trusi Ceimpany took over the asset-
anil liabilities of the Dominion Trust
Company Limited. There was a pro-
vision in  their    charter  frum   lhe   Ihe-
iniuiiiii Government which prohibited
the company from taking deposits
aller April lu12. Arnold, to gel ..ver
ihis. applied te. the Provincial Government f'er a special hill which
would make it possible lor thein lee
take deposits, Thc hill was drawn
up and iIihukIi I. as legal adviser t"
the Government, declared it was irregular, it was  presented tee the private
bills committee, who unanimously ap-
preiveil nf it. 1 urged lhe private hills
committee uf the House nut te. pass it.
hut my counsel! were eif nu avail. The
lull was passeel hy lhe House. I did
nut oppose it on the Hour of the
111 .use."
Would Government Have Split?
Asked hy members <>f the committee why he did mit oppose it un the
He mr nf the Hi .use. Mr. Bowser said.
"I submitted tei the passing uf the
bill. Had 1 opposed it, there would
'have been a split in the party and the
Government would have been defeated. I did not wish to risk the defeat
uf the Government. They were all in
favor uf it."
Arnold's Fine Hand
Arhmi digressing fmni the interview hetvveen the Committee uf de-
pusileirs and Mr. Iluwscr we tind the
Government of British Columbia was
right under tlie thumb uf William R.
Arnold, The Dominion Government
tvoukl not  give Dominion Trust the
right tu take deposits, yet the Provincial Government stepped in to amend,
if ynu please, the acts of the Dominion Parliament. Mr. Bowser opposed
this. He knew that the Provincial
Government could not, constitutionally allow the Dominion Trust to take
deposits when the Federal Government ruled thai the Dominion Trust
should not take deposits. The question arises as to what pressure Mr.
Arnold brought to hear upon Price
Ellison, the Minister of Finance and
his committee to have this illegal bill
passed, Was ii the wonderful personality of Arnold? Possibly there were
private dinners at the Empress Hotel previous te. the passing of thai l.il
ol legislation which made it possible
for the Dominion Trust Company to
filch money from the very pockets iii
the people whom the government i-
supposed   tee   represent.
Continuing the interview.  Mr. Bowser utated :      "This bill  at  all  events
became law.     li was in  1912 that we
received a  wire from the  Department
of Justice at   Ottawa calling attention
11" llie  fact    that  il   was   beyond    our
.power iu amend the acts uf the  Dominion Government,    I  expected this
I and was prepared to receive such notice,
res, lie   uf
i Commit-1
ilie cases
!���'..  when i
���el     le       Sa\l
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"Upon receipt eef this wire, I sent
lor Ami.hi. Ile eame over to Victoria anil I showed the telegram to
him, Arm ild expressed himself as
being 'sick of the whole business eef
taking deposits. There was u. money
to he made in that department an"-
way.' After March, 1914, Arnold told
me lie would discontinue taking deposits, At thai time the new Provln-
eial Trust Company legislation would
Come intee effeet. Tlie bill passed thc
year before giving the Dominion Trust
Company the right to take deposits
was of   course   repealed."
In itnswei I" a query frum une uf
the committee as tu whether thc Dominion Governmenl teeuk any action
in enforce the Dominion Trust Company tu abide hy the law. Mr. Bow-
ser made   an  important   .statement.
"The Dominion Government," said
Mr. Ilmvser, "rather than cause the
Provincial Government any embarass-
Rtent. allowed the matter to resl in
mir hands. We had the verbal promise from Mr. Arnold that lhe taking
nf deposits would he discontinued
afnr March and Informed the Department at  Ottawa lu that  effect."
ll is apparent therefore that both
the Provincial Government and the
Dominion Government knew thai Arnold was breaking the law and stood
silently hy while the Dominion Trust
Company accepted monies frum the
aged,   the    infirm,   the     crippled,     the
widows, the orphans, which monies
were used tu bolster up the wild get-
rich-quick schemes uf Mr. Arnold. Dominion Government was silent he-
cause it sought tu shield the Provincial Government. The Provincial
Government was silent apparently because it sought tu shielel certain men
Who had close relations with the Government���possibly the linn of Bowser.
Reid and Wallbridge ami possibly
members of the Board uf Directors uf
Hie Dominion Trust  Cumpany.
Questions of  Committee
"Why did ymi not lake steps tu stop
this thing un March 4 when yuu saw
that Arnold continued taking deposits?" asked a member uf the committee.
Mr. Bowser: "We did notify him
to stop   taking deposits."
Member uf committee : "Why eliel
ymi mit put a common policeman at
the door and furcc the Dominion
Trust Cumpany to desist from accepting deposits?"
Mr. Bowser: "Oh. that would
have caused a panic."
Member of committee '��� "A panic
would have been better than that which
has  since   developed."
Mr. Bowser made no answer tu
Member e,f ceimmittee : "Considering that the Government i ss hy its
apparent  silence been a party  to this
swindle, considering that tht Government knew right ahmg thai the c.im-
iiany was in such shape and considering the way in which the depositors
have heen grossly buncoed, could mei
the Government take steps ���,., re-im-
hnrse llie depositors?"
Mr. Bowser:    "There is no precedent by which we COttld at.    I'm you
expect   iiie   le,   ask   the   lax   payers   jti
ihe Inierior to come lo t!"e rerctu  ofl
a feu pe-opie in Vancouver?"
Political Expediency
Member  uf  Committee :    "Why   not
establish a  precedent,   Mr.    Bowser?
Cases may he eiled where' llie Gov-]
eminent   has   Come   lee   the
concerns in ihe Province."
lee   member   here  hinted  at
..f  thc C.   N.   EL and   I'.   C.
the  Government   wa*   '
the companies irenn bankruptcy.)
Mr. Bowser: "That might have
heen a matter eif political expediency."
I Laughter. I
Mr. Bowser and Mr. Arnold
Some day the story will he written
uf Ihe career uf the late William R.
Arnold. He- was a bold pirate, who.
as the "Daily .'roviiiee" points oul.
had absolute confidence in himself,
lie was a big financier in the ami
sense that po*tsil)lv some Ol out liritish Columbia puhlic men are big
Statesmen,      He   had   the   run   of   the
Province for a time and his financial
slar ascended   with   the  political   stars
of  others  in   the   Province     and     was
equally luminous as it shut acruss the
Arnold had a gi'c.i   h agination. Nu
small trust cumpany business offered
sufficient scope for his talents. He
Would he the biggest uf financial men
ur he weiuld he imnc ,t all. It was
this marvelous iniag nation ivhlzli led
him into the Vanceeiiver Harbor and
Duck Extension Cumpany, an enterprise capitalized al millions uf dullars which, had it been carried through | >^R
might   have   changed   Vane iuv( i    inte'|^^
the portal of  N'orth  America,   This
was but one of tfie concern- it) wh! ��� i
he   dabbled.
The   Vancouver   Harbor   and   Dock
Extension Company had large holdings un I.ulu Island and the public i-
well aware of the scope of this pro-
ject feer upon the newspapers oi Vancuuver thousands of dullars were
snent In a great advertising campaign.
This cumpany sent representatives
all uver the globe snd had made such
headway as to receive promises "f
subventions frum the' Dominion Government,
I'.ut Mr. Bowser or Sir Richard McBride could see no genu! in the Vancuuver Harhur anel Dock Kxtensiun
Cumpany. They had assistance te.
give MacKenzie and Mann, but none
to this dock enterprise. 11 was probably here that Mr. Arnold and Mr.
Bowser could not see eye to eye and
if the political leader had ever shown
any confidence in the vuung financier
before, when thc the Provincial Gov-j
eminent had turned down the I'rilly
project, Mr. Arnold and Mr. Bowser
drifted   further and   further apart.
Death Stalked on Golf Linkr.
To return to "Tin l.a-i Phase." as
Mr. Bowser refers to the last few days
mi earth of William R, Arnold���and
here we will repeal the story In our
own wierds as told ipiite frankly by
Mr. Bowser tee the members eef the
committee uf depositors who pleaded
with him that the Governmenl come
te* the rescue of the broken and homeless depositors gulled by the Dominion Trust  Company,
"Tomorrow," said Mr. Arnold, "I
will take you Into the vaults." That
was about the ���th uf October, The
auditor Hodges was acting now under
instruction from Mr. lhewser. himself, and when Mr. Bowser passes out
Orders they  musl  be obeyed. 'I here  is
nu "tomorrow" In Mr. Bowser's lcxi-
���'een. Hodges was instructed to see
the  liquid  assets  of    the    Dominion
Trust Cumpany and to cheek over tlu-
securities which were supposed to be
in the vault to guarantee the thousands "f depositors whei had put their
monev in the keeping of lhe Dominion Trusi.
Hodges stuck to Arnold like a leech.
Thursday   he   is   said   to   have   pressed
Arnold t" deliver up the securities.
Arnold  fought  it  eeff    until    Priday,
Friday he- was clever enough tu have
thc "day" postponed until Saturday.
Saturday he had an excuse and though
Hodges   presseel   him,  again   the   visit
was postponed.
On Saturday Hodges told him that
there musl he a showdown. Ilis chief
was pressing him. The securities ami
bunds and ready money must be delivered up, checked over and counted.
Arnold, now lighting desperately
fur time, refused to dee Hodges' bidding eui Saturday. When Hudges
suggested Sunday. Arnold said that
such a proposition was out of tlle
Question, lie wemld nut we,rk een
Sunday. Be turned tee Hodges and
suggested that he be his guest Sunday and that thev have a game of golf,
Hudges  assented  lo  this.
What Arnold did with himself on
the Friday and the Saturday, was outlined officially dur'rg the following
week. On Sunday he met Hudges
and they wenl to the golf links. Never
a good golfer, em this occasion Arnold is said tee have put up a fair
game. He chatted with his companion, il is said, and shnwed no signs
of carrying upun his yuung shoulders
lhe greatest burden any financial man
lias ever  carried possibly  in  the  his-
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