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Vol. V, No. 38���Established 1911
VANCOUVER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA,    SATURDAY,    JANUARY   20,   1917
Price Five Cents
The Liberal League
jtjR. MACKENZIE MATHESON, for some time a dir-'
^^ ector of the company which publishes THE STANDARD, has .sent in his resignation. Mr. Matheson is an
officer of the new Liberal League. He says in his letter of
resignation: "I cannot be a director of THE STANDARD
no long as it follows its present policy with regard to the!
Liberal League." Mr. Matheson's resignation has been
accepted.
^i With respect to the Liberal League, let us say that we
trust that the influence of its members will always be directed towards supporting good Liberal principles. .Mean-:
time it would be quite as ridiculous for us to jump to the
endorsement of the Liberal League* as it would be to rushi
in and condemn the government of the Hon. II. C. Brewster-.'
*' THE STANDARD and its predecessor, the CHINOOK,
played some small part during the past five years in the
work of political reform in this province.    We now have
a new government in office made up of men who have taken i
office with the high resolve of rendering real service to the'
people of British Columbia.
*. These men are not all perfect men, any more than are we
who elected them. They have their strong points and possibly they have weak points. If they have not, then they
do not fairly represent the people ol ihis grand province.
Tf'We say to Mr. Matheson and others of the Liberal
League and to all the people that, in the name of I leaven it
is our duty to place no obstacle in the way of the new government in their efforts towards the bringing into being
of a new order of administration based on the simple principles of the square deal.
If Further, let it be said that the Liberals of Vancouver
will brook no control by clique.
*! The Liberals of Vancouver demand a democratic organisation. And the people generally w'll not stand for any
attempt by a small number of men, no matter how worthy
��� heir motives, to dominate any political organization.
f< This has been abundantly proven lately: first, by the defeat of Mr. Bowser, and by subsequent registrations of the
wishes of the people.
jf The situation calls for a display of broad-mindedness by
some of our local leaders. Indeed there is no. need for any
other save the old official party organization. Failure,
however, to recognise that even minorities have rights to
bo considered will hasten a situation bound to seriously
hurt the party.
Ij And once you create a real split among Brewster's followers you put back in power the old gang of corruptionists
and wreckers.
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Prohibition And The Political Drama
-QROHIBITION would have been endorsed by the sol-
"^ diers with an overwhelming majority if the bill had not
been brought forth in a party caucus where an effort was'
made to get the forces of the church and of respectability to
work behind the Bowser political machine.
If If the prohibition bill has been defeated, it will prove once
more that any structure the base of which rests upon fraud,
corruption, deceit will surely fail.
1f The part which is displayed to the public gaze "may be
fair and beautiful. The artisans engaged on that part of
the structure above ground may be honorable and without
spot.
U But God Almighty has said that the building must be
, based upon the rock, not on the shifting sands.
fl When there is brought in a prohibition bill in this province honestly drawn up, free from trickery and crookedness, honestly put forward and dedicated to the cause of
righteousness, then will the people, civilians, soldiers,
drinking men and non-drinking men get behind that bill
and make it law.
iillllllllillllSillllllli:,!:*.���.'.���.: I HHIMIM
Why Not A Druggists' Corps?
ONE of- the oversight's of the Canadian Militia Depart-
^"^ ment is failure to provide a place for young druggists
of the country where they might serve their country to the
best advantage.
'j Medical corps, dentists' corps, railroad battalions���all
these, but no place for the druggists.
*| Drug clerks are usually university men, quite as highly
trained as the doctors, better trained than many dentists.
Yet the druggist is forced to go into thc ranks \b handle
inusket, pick or shovel, while men who have no training in
the work of the pharmacist are allowed to run amok in the
laboratories of hospitals and with army medical corps in
<his countrv and at the front.
The Situation At Victoria
^)lll;. Lands Department of British Columbia has been
in the past the most corrupt department of the Government, Millions of acres of the public domain were frittered awav by the late Government. The realty boom
which so seriously injured the Province was born in the
Lands Department at Victoria.
' It .vas'the Lands Department .antl its officials which received the most criticism during the last election. Jn this
department fraud and jobbery were the order. .And this
department contributed lavishly to the political machine
of the wreckers.
' I luring the past years of the auctioning off of the agricultural resources of this Province, the man who was deputy
minister of lands and surely privy to all that the minister
nf laiub did in the way of alienating the public resources
to partv henchers was Mr. Robert Renwick.
' The mew minister, Mr. Pattullo, has seen fit to let Mr.
Renwick out of his office. Pattullo has appointed a new
deputy, a man in whom he can trust, a man who will be in
harmony with the government in the shaping of new policies.
if This has brought a terrible squeal from the still-living
machine of the wreckers. It has been discovered that Renwick has previous to fifteen vears ago, been a Liberal in
politics; that his relatives are Liberals. They claim that
Mr. ,1'auullo's selection of a new man to take the place of
the faithful servant of the old brigade is wicked and corrupt.
V Further reports in Vancouver are to the effect that a
purity league of Liberals has been organized on the island
over the Renwick affair. They say that "this is the beginning of a raid from the mainland" on the civil service offices.
'" Let the people he not mislead by the wailings of the men
who have fed so well at the public trough during the past
regime and who are now forced to seek a living in the usual
manner of giving a fair day's wnrk for a fair wage.
jf There is no surprise in Victoria over the Renwick dismissal and little disappointment.
'! In Victoria they are telling Mr. Pattullo that any man
who has trafficked in lands of this province should be fired
off the provincial payroll. They wonder why Pattullo does
not clean out the entire department and appoint new men,
for it is well known that the department in the past has
housed the most incapable bunch of men, with few exceptions, to be employed in the service of this province.
'.  Here it might be mentioned thai the Hon. Ralph Smtlh,
Minister ol Finance, has given an interview, stating that
the Deputy Minister of Finance, Mr. Goepel, in the service
oi ihis Province for twenty vears, vvill not be dismissed.
j]  And properly so.
jf Mr. Goepel is a technical man, a trained accountant,
twenty years experience in handling the vyork of deputy
minister of finance.
' Mr. Goepel could not be replaced in his position, Good
men might be secured: hul il would lake a greal deal of
training to bring them to the point of efficiency of the veteran deputy. Moreover, Mr. Goepel's intimate knowledge
of everything regarding that most important department
is of great value to lhe government. And Mr. Ralph Smith
has shown good judgment in retaining the services of this
man.
fl Indeed it is remarkable lhat after the years of plunder
and burglary of the monies and resources of this Province
it could be possible to present any kind of correct statement of the financial position of llritish Columbia on short
notice.
F This Mr. Goepel has been able to do and it is said that
there are many evidences that this silent gentleman, for
twenty years an employee of the Government, was the man
who held things together and acted as a balance wheel during moments when the public men of the Province were
swept off their feet in the riot which followed the appearance at Victoria of the first railway promoters to secure a
grip upon the treasury department.
if It is funny to observe the effort being made by the deposed government to endeavor to work up bad feeling between the mainland and Vancouver Island over recent appointments to public office. There was a great jealousy
over this in the old days when the colonial capital \vas at
Xew Westminster. Only the older of the pioneers remember the feuds of the days gone by when there was no Libr
eral party or Conservative party, but rather Mainland and
Islands parties, in the political life of the colony. The issue
is, of course, as dead as Queen Anne, and the feeble effort
to revive it has caused much laughter.
The Mayor And Alderman Gale
firtlllLL Tllh". STANDARD is for peace and harmony
^^ whenever possible, we regard the recent flare-up between the Mayor and Alderman Gale as a healthy indication.
'   Gale didn't want to be made a chairman of any committee
save that of Railways.    Ue said so right out loud, kicked'
I'ke a bay steer and in the end got his way
';   bar better to tlo ihis than to accept the Mayor's ruling
find then go about complaining privately for the rest of the
year.
V   It is little wonder that Gale did not wish   to   be  made
chairman of the police and fire committee.    Probably he
didn't welcome the prospects of taking upon himself res
ponsibility for the way the police enforce the laws in Van-
i ouver,
' We should always encourage free, healthy discussion
among members of our public bodies. In the p ISC there has
been too much lake courtesy and false pretences among
councillors, aldermen and legislators in British Columbia.
This namby-pamby way of doing things has to go by the
hoards. Real men should have independent views, should
speak out boldly and not hesitate to oppose a proposition
they think is unfair or dishonest.
\ There is no reason why real men should not be personal
friends though they differ in politics, business or religion.
If Old King Graft is often busy behind the scenes where
the members of the board are always in agreement.
:' ,f'!1'    .       .   " .      ���;,���:' '    ''.'���'���'..yjijUi.
The War Dance
^KHE officials of the Commercial Travellers' Association
having in hand the promotion of the War Dance for
the first week in May are receiving every encouragement
iron; the local husiness men. That the fete will be a success
seems to he a foregone conclusion. Headquarters have
been opened at 533 Pender West, and Manager Kelly has
been fortunate in securing the services of Mr. George S. B.
Perry as publicity man.
Inefficiency At Police Station
rill IPX a woman was seriously injured' on Granville
Street, last Saturday, there was no city ambulance to
be had to carry her to a hospital. , So she died in a nearby
drugstore, while if an ambulance had'been at hand she
night have been hurried to a hospital where proper care
might have been given her.
1   The tact that the citv ambulance is not to be had is due
��� !v
ness a nu laziness.
Ij tf a man was wounded at the front in tbe first line trenches, chances are that he would be transported to a hospital
m shorter time than if knocked out l>> a jitney at the corner
��� ���I Georgia and Granville Streets.
South Vancouver's New Reeve
(QEEVE RUSSELL, who was elected, according to his
opponent, ex-Reeve Winram. by the "whiskey people."
has done more for South \ ancouver in two days than any
reeve oi recent years has done, al least in a similar length
of time.
!' The reeve has cut off $30,0000 of expenses with one
slashing. Ile has dismissed all unnecessary officials, reduced the fireballs, and has economized on all sides.
'' Many candidates in recent years threatened to do this���
but threatened only for election purposes.
r Reeve Russell may he a bit of a rough diamond, but he
never lets the grass grow under his feet. He may be short
on diplomacy, but he is a man who does things.
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What Heavenly Weather
]^T is remarkable how our daily papers delight, apparently, in always printing any weather reports which
show British Columbia in a bad light.
Jl If the ice is an inch thick on some nearby pond, the
WORLD is hound to set it forth in big type. If the water
mains break from frost, our dear old dailies will record such
information.
If But they never tell the people that roses bloom in Vancouver gardens at New Year. No notice has been taken by
tbe press of the beautiful days of the past two weeks. Such
weather is worth millions to us if we would only wake up.
___���_��� TWO
THE  STANDARD
SATURDAY.   JANUARY   30,    1917
Happenings of the Week % andh��broad
Ralph Wilson, lor years foreman
in the composing room ol the Vancouver WORLD, one of the finest
men in the printing business and one
,>f the masters of the craft, is in the
Hospital differing from overwork.
* * *
Mrs ly. V Dixon, of Yukon, 'vile
'if Lieut. E. A. Dixon, vvas killed in
Vancouver, Saturday, when struck by
an automobile driven by Mr.-. H. C.
Johnson, wife of a C P. R. conductor.
Her  husband  was slightly injured.
* �� ���
L. Strom, aged 22. i lugger residing
on Cordova Street, Vancouver, was
killed by a jitney, Saturday.
Dave I'rendergast, a Surrey logs
was  killed     when  an   auto  driven
his daughter won
Campbell Rivir.
er.
over the bank at
The edition of the l.okal Azciger
says that the answer of ihe Entente
to the Herman peace note is a "crazy
document."
ft ft tt
\V. I!. Russell has been elected as
reeve of South Vancouver, lie is a
well-known racehorse man, an expert
ciriver. and a sharter member of the
Vancouver club for the promotion of
trotting  and  pacing.
Reevc Russell
is a descendant of Bobbie Bums, is a
f.killed machinist and engineer, a powerful platform orator, and as crafty
a  politician  as you  vvill  find  in  that
part.
* * *
An Ottawa despatch says that the
Federal Government vvill take over
the mines in the Fernie district in
view of the labor situation tliere.
* * *
Judges of the Supreme Court of
Hritish Columbia don't want to join
thc commission for the investigation
of the Vancouver plugging case. Probably the attack of Hon. Bob Rogers
fpon the judgels in Winnipeg has
some   bearing  on   the  policy   of   the
British  Columbia jurists.
* ft ft
Between 5,000,000 and 8,000,000 will
cease to be employed by the British
Government when the war ends.
* * *
Hugh Fraser, of Burnaby, has been
re-elected reeve. This is his fourth
term, lie is a former partner of lhe
yell-know and substantial trust company known as the Dow, Fraser Trust
Company, Vancouver, and is a highly
esteemed public official. He was born
at Stratford, Ontario, anel is hard-
headed Scotsman.
���ft   ft   =1:
Twenty years ago John J. Banfield
ran  for .Mayor of Vancouver.
* * *
The wholesalers want the recently
passed Wednesday closing act changed so as to permit them to keep their
warehouses open on Wednesday afternoon and allow employees off some
other afternoon.
.��� * *   ���
The following are some of the results of the recent municipal elections: Delta. Reeve, Alex. Paterson,
by acclamation; Coquitlam. Reeve
Philp; Hammond, Reeve Anscll, acclamation; Surrey, Reeve Sullivan;
Mission, Reeve J. R. Cade; Matsqui,
Reeve A. McCallum; Milner, ReeVe
R, J. Wark, acclamation; Oak Bay,
Reeve M. P. Gordon: Saanich, Reeve
Boilen; Point Grey, Reeve Fletcher,
acclamation; Xorth Vancouver, Reeve
Bridgemaii. acclamation.
* ii *
The Smith Vancouver council elected: Ward One, Mr. Connaclier;
Ward Two. Mr I'.. Bennett: Ward
Three, Mr. Pollock; Ward Pour, Mr.
D. W. Grimmett; Ward Five, Mr. II.
Jenkins; Ward Six, Mr. W. J. Rowlings; Ward Seven, Mr. (). J. Mengel.
* * *
Premier Massey, Xew Zealand says
lhat all the money required to complete victory will be readily forthcoming from all quarters of the Empire.
v   ft   ff
Canadian papers printed little about
tbe Cornwallis-Wcst scandal iu the
War Office, in which the name of
Lord French, formerly in supreme
command on the western front, appeared prominently. Lady Cornwal-
lis-West is the mother of Winston
Churchill, former first lord of the
admiralty This remarkable woman
seenis to have been a power politically and her operations in the war office
indicate that possibly she had same
hand in the rapid advancement of her
son to the high places of the land.
It is said that American papers printed nothing of this latest scandal.
* * *
The Seattle School Board petitions
the State Legislature of Washington
to pass an Anti-Cigarette Law.
* * *
The Hon. Duff Pattulla. Minister
of Lands in British Columbia, has dismissed the deputy minister, Mr. Rob-
erf Renwick, for fifteen years in the
service, The Conservative papers
complain ������! Mr Pattullo's action; but
Mr. Pattullo believes lhal al least
one of llie powers of a new minister
should havi   is  lhe  selection     of his
chief :ulv iser.
* * *
James Beveridge. head of Braid &���
Co.. Vancouver, coffee and spice im-
niirters, is dead in California.
ft * *
Buffalo Bill Cody, who died in Denver, wa.- a relative of Canon Cody, of
Toronto, of Mrs. Ethel Cody Stoddard, of Vancouver, and of the Coclys
in Oxford County. When Buffalo
Bill's Wild West Show used to make
one day stands at Woodstock, Ontario, thc famous scout was always pleased to receive his father's relatives
from Sweaburg, Embrp, Ingersoll and
other parts of the county.
William Dick, Limited, Vancouver,
advocates the eight-hour day and
minimum wage for employees of retail stores.
* * *
Vancouver is giving a nautical tournament lo raise funds to aid in the
building of a memorial to lhe gallant
seaman. Captain Fryatt, who vvas
done I" death by the Huns because
he did his duly iu saving his pa-sen
*?crs on ihe Briiish steamship; the
"Brussel-."
* * *
Oregon and Washington lumbermen are again complaining that ihe
Wilson tariff legislation helps lhe
British Columbia mills to the detriment of lhe American concerns.
Chet Mclntyre, former well-known
Vancouver athlete,  is going  into the
prize fight game', according lo Seattle
advices.
* ft tt
Thomas W. Lawson, Boston financier, author of "Frenzied Finahce,"
has raised llie biggest scandal of lhe
generation at Washington, The investigation of the leak regarding the
Wilson Peace Note brought about by
Lawson has resulted in the bringing
in of tbe names of Von Bernslorff,
the German   Ambassador to the L'ni-
as much ease as though he were handling a Ford car.
* *  v
Hon. John Oliver, Minister of Railways, has learned from Mr. J. Y.
Yorston that ample labor is available
in thc constituency  for work on  the
P. and G. E.
* * *
General Smuts, a Boer general in
1900, will represent South Africa at
the conference of colonial premiers
in London lo be held soon.
Robert Bickcrdike, M.P.. will introduce once more a bill to abolish capital   punishment   when   the    House   of
Commons opens in February,
* * *
Some idea of lhe way in which Quebec regards prpohibition may I"' gained from lhe fact lhat Lachine has
��� one wei by a small majority.
+ * *
Isaac I 'ii 'iliicli >. Winnipeg barrister,
bas been made a director of the Bank
of Hamilton.
* * *
Mr. Charles F. Xelson, M.P.P.. of
Xew Denver, was last week tendered
a banquet by the people of the Slocan Riding. He is one of lhe most
popular and aide members from the
Interior.
fr.   -ft   ft
Captain J. T. Robinson, federal candidate in the Conservative interests
in  Cariboo, finds time to hold politi-
He  was prominent in  Liberal circles
in Dewdney.
* * *
J. F. Hentley. of Medicine Hat, says
that though the farmers of Alberta
have not begun to buy automobile!
or wine flippers, yet they are prosperous. Mr. Hentley is a visitor to
Vancouver.
* *  *
J. W. deB. Farris spoke last week
in  New  Westminster.
* *  *
The Consolidated Company at Trail
11. C, made a million dollars profit
in 1916. This is after all charges are
paid.
pOR STOVES
RANGES, or
FURNACES
Visit the
PACIFIC STOVE &
FURNACE CO.
856 GRANVILLE ST.
(Between Robson and Smythe)
overdue tuxes), you were the assessed
owner thereof.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at
Ihe same time 1 shall effect reglstr;_-
tion In pursuance of-such application
and issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to the said lands* in the name or
George Gordon BushMy, unless you
take and prosecute 'the proper proceedings to establish' your claim, if
any, lo the said landt.. or to prevent
such proposed action on my part
Dated at the Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, R. C, this 8th day of January, A.D.,  1917.
ARTHUR   G.   SMITH,
District Registrar of Titles
To (Mrs.) Rosie Huntlrlger.
The dale of the firsl publication of
this notice is January HO, 1917.
nOEII SOUTH  AFRICAN THOOI'S I.F.AVIO FOB FRANCO
Soldiers on the quay at Cape Town wailing lo embark on o Ininspo r| for Europe to lake part side by
the Canadians and troops from other purls of the llritish Dominions, In the great battle for human liberty,
these men fought againsl llritain In thc lust Boer war.
iile wiih
Some c>r
Railroad contractors returning to ted Stales: Warburg, a German American, brother of a famous llremen
hanker, partner of Jacob Schiff, and
an official of the treasury department;
Secretary of the Treasury McAdoo,
Woodrow Wilson's son-in-law; Tumulty, Wilson's personal secretary, and
several oilier Washington personages. The editor of the Providence
JOU'kX'.W. has been subpoenaed by
the commission 'investigating, lu a
remarkable editorial appearing in lhe
Vancouver PROVINCE of recent
date, much of what has been shown
up by Lawson was foretold. The
PRllVIXCK thinks thai there is a
very wonderful intimacy existing between the L'nited States and Germany
through the medium of McAdoo,
Warburg, Schiff, Von Hernstorff and
others.
+'   >k   *
Vancouver I rom Russia say that there
are politicians even in Russia who
must be satisfied.
* * *
Judge Hole vvas elected a member
of the Xew Westminster School
Hoard.
���:< * *
Premier Brewster, of British Columbia, has given an interview at Toronto to the effect that he has received lhe required financial support for
lhe development of the mineral resources of llritish Columbia mi a
large scale.
* * *
Premier Tobias Crawford Xorris.
of Manitoba, says that the men who
oppose National Service are traitors.
* * *
W. F. MacLean, editor of the Toronto WORLD, and member of the
House of Commons, Independent
Conservative, advocates a purely national, non-party government at Ottawa.
* * *
The I'ederal Government vvill not
force the Doiikhohours to go to war,
according to lion. Arthur Meighen.
When the Manitoba legislature opened last week, S./E. Clements, M.P.
P. of Brandon, moved and W. II.
Simms, M.P.P., Swan River, seconded thc address. Lieutenant-Governor
Sir J. A. M. Aikins opened thc house.
Vancouver, was killed at the front
* * *
The Japanese battleship, Tsiikuha.
was destroyed al the harbor of Vokus-
uiia and 157 members of the crew
killed.    The  vessel  caught fire.
Mayor McBeath at the first meet
ing for 1917 endeavored lo switch
Charles Judge. 8! I Thurlow Street, Alderman Gale from the chairmanship of his old committee, that of
railways, to the chairmanship of thc
police committee. Tbe alderman objected, said that the mayor vvas doing
tllis because of railway control and
a dispute developed which resulted in
Gale being allowed his way. Gale is
a likely candidate for the mayoralty
for 1918.
Tht
+ * *
Germans threaten  to put  sub
marines in the Pacific to prey upon
shipping between Vancouver and Russia and the Far East and from American ports.
tt ft ft
A moving picture corporation has
begun to produce pictures in British
Columbia.
* * *
German agents tried to blow up the
Standard Oil Works at Sarnia, Ontario.
ft * *
There are 10,7(10 automobiles in
Canada today as compared with 81,-
000 one year ago.
cal meetings throughout the biggest
riding in Canada, despite the fact lhat
the King and Country deinaird llie
aid of all able-bodied captains' Joseph
Martin. K.C.. Vancouver, is lhe Liberal candidate in Cariboo, while a dark
horse i�� being groomed, il is .���.aid,
for the race.
ft  *   t,.
The Liberals of Xew Westminster
riding, wliich embraces for I'ederal
purposes Xew Westminster. Burnaby, 1-cli'i. Richmond, Surrey and
Langley. meet at the Xew Westminster Trust Building, Xew Westminster. Friday night, for organization
purposes,
The earnings of Canadian Railways
���lhe C. P. R;, C. X. R. and G. T. P.
increased $5O,OPO,O00 this year over
last.
Prince Rupert people are up in arms
because the Dominion Government is
considering allowing caiineryinen lo
use fish traps on the Skeena. They
believe that the introduction of traps
would mean Ihc wiping out of the salmon in northern waters.
At lhe conference of Allied chiefs
held at Rome a fortnight ago it vvas
decided to depose King Constantine
of Greece and place upon the throne
the Duke of Aosta, a relative of the
King of Italy.
tt * ft
T. P O'Connor says that "Canada
is  thc greatest  triumph  of the  great
Estd. 1904.       Phone High. 285
READY ��� NEW  SEASON'S
APPLE CIDER
BOILED CIDER &
APPLE SIRUP
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
ISLAND CABBAGE, made
into the finest
Sauer Kraut
at  our  Vancouver  factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1365-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
I,VM>   IlKl.lSTItl      ,IT.
(.Sfctlonn 3<i  nnd  134.)
Re Application Wo' 81219 '!.'
T.AKK   N'UTi'K   Hint   application   li-ts
been  mode  to regtvtur Joaopli  MorJej
Em i'T a - >\vn-r Jn tee under h Tax
Bale Deed from Cpllector of the Corporation i'l' the DiMri< i of Smith Vim-
couver, bearing date thi; iTth duy ol
October, 1016, *��f ALL a\i�� SINGULAR
thai certain parcel *>r tract of land
nnd pre mf nee situate, lying and being
in Un- Municipality of South Vancou*
ver, more particularly known and de*
Rcnjbed aa Lots 2] nnd :.':;. Block l, D
trlct Lot 654, Map No, 1000.
V..U are required to con teal the clafrh
of the tax purchaser within 45 day a
from the date of the service of thin
notice (which may be effected by publication in "The Standard" for five
conaecutlve laauea., nnd your attention
is called to aectlon ::*; of the "Land
Registry Act" with amendments, nnd
to the following extract therefrom:���
"nnd iii default of a caveai or certificate of lis pendena be.'iig filed before
the registrar as owner of tin- person
entitled under auch tax aale, nil per-
*oiih ao served with notice* . . . and.
thos** claiming through or under them,
and nil persons claiming any interest
in the land by virtue of any unregistered instrument, and all person.--
claiming any interest in the land by
descent whoae title in not registered
under the provisions of thin Art. shall
be i'or ever estopped and debamd
from setting up any Claim to or in
respect of llie land so sold for taxes,.
and the Registrar shall register the-
person entitled under such tax Male a��
owner or  the  land so sold  for taxes."
AND WHKU10AS application has
been made for a Certificate of Indefeasible Title io the above-mentioned
lands, in the name of Joseph Morley
Enefer.
AND whereas on Investlgablng-
the title il appears lhat prior to ther
lil.th day of July, 1916 (the date on
Which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you were the registered   owner   thereof.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at
the same time I shall effect registration in pursuance of such application
and issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to tlie said lands in the name of
Joseph Morley Enefer, unless you taker
and prosecute the proper proceedings
to establish your claim, if any, to tho-
said lands, or to prevent such proposed action on my part.
DATED at ,'he Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, Tt. C, this 13th day of December,   A.D..   1!H6.
ARTHUR CK SMITH,
District Registrar of Title.-?.
To   Konzaemon   Ono,   or   his   heirs,   or
others claiming under him.
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
1090 VICTORIA  DRIVE
VANCOUVER     -     B.C.
Medical : Surgical  : Maternity
Rates   from   $15.00   per   week
PHONE: 8EY. OOO
MacDONALD & HAY
Biirristers, Solicitor*, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
i min.i: sai,i: v sin.
SEALED TjBNDBRS will be received
by the Minisder of Lands not later than
noon on the tifith day of January, 1017.
for the purchase Of Licence X H\9, to
cut 100 Cords of Holts and Cordwood.
on an area adjoining Timber Sale X
7SN, Point Grey. New Westminster
District.
One (1) year will be allowed for removal of timber.
Further particulars of the Chief
Forester, Victoria, B, (.'., or District.
Forester.   Vancouver,  B.  C
VANCOUVER* i\A.\I>   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Ferry,    of  Vancouver,   newspaperman*
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to>
lease   Hie   following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the-
mouth of n small creek on the south
shore of Hecate Island about one mile
from the south-west angle of that island, thence north eighty chains,
thence west eighty chains, tnfince
soulh eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains, to the point of commencement,
two acres more or less.
DATED  November !-.  IfUfi.
(JEOItOE SELHV   It.   PERRY.
LEGAL NOTICES
SUMMERS AND |.*OI_l��, limited
TAKE NOTIOB nr the Intention of
Summers nm) Ford Limited to apply
to the Registrar of Joint Stock Companion I'or the change of nnme of the
Company to It. H. Ford Company Limited.
Dated nt Vancouver this llth Uny of
January,  1917.
A. O. UOBINSON. Secretary.
Mercantile Hulldlng, Vnncouver, B.C.
NEW   BOOKS   JUST   IN
MEN, WOMEN AND  GUNS
By Sapper.    Price $1.25.
RHYMES OF A RED CROSS MAN.   By Robert Service.   Price $1
THE
BOOK
SHOP
m
G.   A.   FORSYTH   &   CO.
Corner Homer and Hastings St.
The soldiers in Europe who went
from British Columbia were Riven a institution.* of the empire
vote in thc last provincial election.
Ninety per cent, of them voted against
the prohibition bill, defeating the
measure. The Vancouver WORLD
now alleges that the soldiers' vote
was not fairlv taken.
TAKE NOTICE lhat thirty- dnys nf-
ter lhe first appearance or Ihis Notice
the Canadian Transport and Adjust-
linni Company. Limited, Intend* to apply under Section In of the Companies'
Act to change the present name ot the
Company to "I'ony Express Company,
Limited."
Dated al Vnneoiner, llritish Columbia, ilii- i.'ith ilnv ol January, A.D.,
11117.
CANADIAN  TltANSI'OItT  AND
ADJUSTMENT COMI'ANV,  LIMITED,
Paul Haffer, Tacoma, Wash., published a statement to the effect that
George Washington was a drunk and
a wine bibber. The patriotic police
of Tacoma arrested Paul and he was
sent to jail for four months.
Col. George Ward, of Ashcroft,
formerly in the hotel business there,
has gone into the mining game and
is in charge of the transportation of
ere from thc Highland Valley copper
properties to the railway. The best
whip   on   thc-   Cariboo   Road.   Ward
Rev. John McDougall, noted western missionary, beloved by all the
tribesmen of the Canadian plains, is
dead at Calgary.
Mr. J. W. Weart, M.L.A. for South
Vancouver, Is being sued on a note
for $500 given to the company publishing the Vancouver SUX in 191.1.
Mr. Weart, who is being defended by
Mr. Martin, K.C., says that the note
was given as an accommodation on
conditions which the SUN* people never carried out. The case is being
watched with interesl by many in tlie
public life of the Province.
* * *
Capt.  P.  I!.  Martyn,  Port  Haney,
has returned to Canada from thc front
Irives four,  six or eight  horses with] and is at his  old home, Ripley,  Out
VANCOUVER   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE tliat George Selby I...
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman.
Intends   to   npply    tor    permission    to
lease  the  following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted at tho
mouth of a small creek on the soulh
shore of Hecate Island, about one mile-
from the south-west angle of ��� that
Island, thence north eighty chains,
thence east eighty chains, thence soulh
eighty chains, thence west eighty*
chains, to the point of commencement.
1140 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 191C.
GEORGE SELBY  B.  PERRY.
VANCOUVER   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman.
Intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease  the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted ono
mile north of the mouth of a small
creek on the south shore of Hecate
Island, ulioui one mile from the southwest angle of thai Island, thence north
eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains, thence south eighty chains,
thence wesl eighty chains, to the point
of commencement, ti40 acres morj or
less. ^
DATED   November  9,   1916.
GEORGE SELBY  I!. PERRY.
I,AND   ItlK.IHTI.Y    ACT.
(Sections .Hi and 184.)
Re Application No. :(li>47 "I,"
TAKE NOTICE that application lins
been mads to register Geol'He (loroon
Ilushby as owner under a Tax Sale
Deed from collector of Corporation of
District of South Vancouver, 'bearing
date   the   31st   day   of  October,   1918,  of
all and siNHHLAit tliat certain parcel or tract of land and premise.* situate, lying, and being in the Municipality of South Vancouver, more particularly known nnd described ns Lol
eleven (11), Block five (8), North-East
quarter of District Lol Three Hundred
and  thirty-six   ('lail).  Map IMS'!.
You are required to contest thc claim
of the tax purchaser within 4fi dnys
from the dale of the service of this notice (which may be effected by publication In five weekly issues of the
South Vancouver "Standard"),' and
your attention Is called to section :l(l
of the "Land Registry Act" with* amendments, and to the following extract therefrom:���"and In default-or a
enveat or certificate of lis pendens
filed before the registration as owner
of Ihe person entitled under such -Uix
sale, all persons so served wilh notice,
. . . and those claiming through or Under them, rind all persons claiming any
Interesl in thc land by virtue of nny
unregistered Instrument, nnd all persons claiming any interest in the laird
hy descent Whose title Is not registereM
under the provisions of this Act. shall
he for ever estopped and deharred
from setting up any claim lo or in respect of thc land so sold for tnxes, nnd
the Registrar shall register the person entitled under such tax sale ns
owner ol   the land so sold  for  taxes/'
AND WHEREAS application bns<
been made for a Certificate of Inde-
f.N-isiMe Title to the nliove-mentione'd
lands, in thc name of George (.ordoti
Hush by.
AND WHEREAS on investigating
Mi,- title il appears lhat prior to the
_'Slli day ol July, nil:, (tbe date ort
which   the   said   lands   were   sold    for
VANCOUVER
TAK I
.AMI   IIISTIIIC'I
DISTRICT OF COAST
I NOTICE  that (leorge Selby B.
Terry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to-
lease  the  following deserihed  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south of
u smnll bny, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence nQj'll-
elghty chnlnn to the point of o> .���
mencement. (140 acres more or less?..
DATED November 9, 191(1.
GEORGE SELBY  II.  PERRY.
VANCOUVER   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman^
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to*
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east of a post plnnted on the west
shore of Hecate Island, south of a
smnll bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence north,
eighty chains to the point of commencement, 040 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
GEORGE SELBY  B.  PERRY.
VANCOUVER   I.AMI   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman.
Intends   to   apply    for    permission    to-
lease  the   following described  lands:
Commencing at a post plnnted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south ot
a small bny, thence cast eighty chains,
thence north eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence south,
eighty chains,' to the place of commencement, 640 acres more or less.
DATED   November  9,   1816.
GEORGE SELBY B.  PERRY. SATURDAY,   JANUARY   20,    1917
THE STANDARD
THREE
Mrs. r'rcd Baker has as her guest
Miss Madeleine Rowan of Seattle.
* * *
Mis. j. Markle and sun, Carl, of
Penticton, are spending about a
month  on a visit to this city.
* * *
Mrs. A. !���'. Gibson of this city who
���ailed from the Eas; some time ago
lias arrived safely in England.
* * *
Mrs. Burns and Miss Hums of Toronto are in the city on a visit as
the guests of Mrs. Goodwin Gibson.
* * *
Miss Alma  lliffe and    Miss  Burdie
lliffc have returned from a short
visit witli Miss Keta-McLean at Kamloops.
*  *  *
Miss  G. Jackson  came over    from
"Victoria   the   latter   part  of  the   past
week,  for  -i   visit  with   Miss   II.   Mc-
Craig.
Mr.   A.   M.   McQueen   spent   the
week-end in Seattle.
* * ���
Mr, C. H. Cordon is spending a few
days in Vieloria.
* * *
llie   Marquis   of   Queensbery   has
left Toronto for the west.
* + *
Mrs. Charleson was the hostess at
a small tea on Tuesday afternoon.
* * * '
Mr. and Mrs. I). McLaren have left
on an extended  trip  to California.
Mr.   and   Mrs.   R.   p,  Jacobs   have
been  spending  a   few  days  iu   Seattle.
* *   tt
Miss Lyne of Ashcroft.  II. C, has
arrived in the cily on a visit to friends
* * *
Mr.  and   Mrs.   VV.   F,   Hagerty  of
Denholm,  Sask.. arc  visiting  in  the
eil v.
In   one   Welsh   munition     districl
* * * I there arc  now  thirty  women  police-
Mrs.  M. A.  1'ousfield and  child  of   men,
Calgary  have  left  en  route  for  their
home after spending several weeks Miss Mary Astoria of Prince Rup-
witli friends in Vancouver and Vic- cr' has arrived in the city to resume
yc.ria. her studies.
Lady Lougheed and daughter, Miss ^Its I1- A, Hopper, Miss Hopper
in Victoria have been at thc Hotel ���""! ^Iiss Gertrude Hopper. Tenth
���Vancouver for a couple of days. Avenue  West, have left for  Victoria
j on their way to California where they
Mrs. A. McLachlan and Miss Hip-  expect to  spend    about  two  months
yesley,  of Summerland,  B.  C,  have
been spending the past few weeks in
;his city.   Miss Hippeslcy may remain
for a month or two.
t ft *
Mr. and Mrs. T. R. French' have returned to their home in Vernon after
a short visit. Their daughter. Miss
Gladys French, who accompanied
"".hem. remained here to attend Brac-
mar School.
Et Ocean Park.
ft  f  V
Rev. A, E. Hetherington of Central
Mission has spent the past week at
Penticton where he conducted a
series of union services in the Methodist Church, concluding with three
services on Sunday. Mr. Hetherington also addressed the Women's Institute along the lines of community
problems during his stay there.
Major S. I'. Patterson, who left
Vancouver in August, 1915, with the
B    C,   Base   Hospital,   has     returned
from the front on sick leave.
* * *
Lieut Win. S. Barton, who left
with the 103rd battalion, Vancouver
Island Timber Wolves, and who was
wounded during the fight last au-
tumn, is now assistant paymaster of
the 3th  Division at  Witley Camp.
*    V    *
-Miss Amy Daniels has been spending a few days in Victoria on her way
to Seattle anil other coast cities, her
desination being Los Angeles where
she is going to join her mother who
is spending lhe winter months in that
city.
.Members of (he women's socielies
in this city who have worked for thc
election of a woman to the board of
school trusties will bc interested to
'earn that Mrs. Margaret Jenkins was
re-elected to the Victoria school
board at last week's elections. Mrs.
Jenkins has served on the school
board for a number of years and has
headed the poll at each election. This
remarkable record, which in itself is
a tribute to the efficiency of the woman herself and lhe public's faith iu
lhe value of having a woman on this
hoard, yvas maintained again this
vear.
SOLUTIONS   TO   SOCIAL
PROBLEMS
Hospitality's the thing with many
of us the whole vea" 'round, but particularly is this true at the beginning
of a ncyy year. Then wc call and receive strenuously, don't we? Then
it   is  open   house   and  an  open  heart
Our JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE
Ends Saturday, 20th
BUY NOW AND REAP THE BENEFIT OF THESE MONEY - SAVING
OPPORTUNITIES
Saturday the Final Clearance Day for    Boys' Overcoats in a final clean-up at
Dress Goods. Silks, etc.
lu man} cases prices have been further reduced,'
on odd lines and broken assortments���a number of
small groups of goods marked ttt a fraction of their
wortli for the last day bf lhe sale���these must be
cleared before inventory.
We have plenty of the following lines, but you must
buy before Saturday night to secure at these prices.
Fine Corduroy Velvet-, 27 inches wide, all colors
anil white; regular 93c and $1.00.    Sale price..79c
Heavy Rich Corduroy Coating, in beautiful colors,
originally $1.93.    Sal.'  price    $1.39
Plain Velveteens, -ill colors. Regular 7'>c Sale
price    ' 59c
Hundred's ,uf yardk of beautiful silks and salins.
Values io $1.75.    Sale price    98c
Lovely Shot Taffetas in several delicate evening
shades.    Regular $1.95,    Sale price    $1.29
Silks of all Itinds. plain aud fancy, for day antl evening wear,    Values lo $2.2}.   Sale price ....$1,29
Dainty White Figured China Silk, 27 inches wide.
Regular  79c.    Sale  price    59c
Striped Crepe Ninon, (pretty colors lor waists, etc.
Regular  $1.39.     Sale   price    79c
Last Chance for Rich Black Silks at these price
reductions.
36 inch Black Pure Silk  Pailette 79c
.% inch French Chiffon Taffeta Silk.   Regular $1.95
for     $1.39
36 inch  Hlack Satin de Chine.    Reg. $1 50 for $1.29
36 inch French Bengaline.   $2.25 for  $1.89
38 inch   Rich   Hlack  Duchess Satin.    Regular $2.25
for    $1.89
���10 inch French Chiffon Silk Velvets, black and all
colors.    Regular $4.75 for   $3.95
Heavy  English   Velvet  Suiting.   44  inches  wide,  in
superb colors.    Regular $3.75 for  $2.98
Dress Goods. Wash Goods. Coat Cloths.
EVFRYTHING REDUCED.
$6.95 and $9.95.
���the greatest Overcoat bargains this store litis offered in many seasons. Made of good, warm, serviceable tweeds, in smart colorings, dressy, up-to-
the-minute styles, splendid tailored and finished. As
the number is limited and 'the most wanted sizes arc
sure i" be sold first, we advise early shopping to
avoid disappointment.
Si
Vain
IVs of  111 |,
615.00 for  .
IS
Sizes to fit  boys of 1(1 f
Values to $10.00 for ..
$9.95
$6.95
Final clean-up of Men's Suits; regular
values to $20.00.
Sale price, only $13.95
���not many of them, so that early shopping is desirable to avoid disappointment. Every suit is this
season's style, made of good quality tweeds and
worsteds, in smart patterns.
All sizes, Sale price 	
$13.95
A RANGE BARGAIN    Regular $45.00 value.   Clearance Price $29.50
Not many of them, so be early to avoid disappointment. Made with reservoir, full size oven, top closet, 6 cooking holes, duplex grates for wood and coal, full nickel trimmings and nickel feet. They are economical, good bakers, ami will give service and satisfaction for vears. The bargain of the season. Regular
$45.00.    Sale price     $29.50
tor all. isn't it' The girl home from
sch cl has visitors over" ihe holiday-; for her it is a glorious round
of dance-, theatres, suppers, teas���
���n ot everything that is enjoyable,
iler mother's programme is very
much the same���an uninterrupted series oi luncheons, theatre parties, dinners, balls, teas aud suppers. Exhilarating, don't you think? Then there
is dear Ann. Jane. >������ ntented beyond
measure 'ith just having the tewing
circle to tea. And tea ior Aunt Jane's
sewing circle does not mean turning
the home into a flower shop, and baling just everybody, and a receiving
line and everything else lhat spells
high tea i'l the city. N'o, it is the obi.
old sweet custom of having one's intimates drop in for a cup of tea and
a bit of harmless, gentle gossip���a
pretty custom, too, and not nearly so
hard on the nerves al mother's affair There is. nevertheless, still with
ns a custom that dates from yesterday, and that is the house warming.
What better time for entertainment
of this sort than at the beginning of j
a bright New Vear? There is something about the house warming that
is a grateful relief from the superficiality of most entertaining at home.
Needless to say, too, none of us can
accommodate all of our acquaintances
at one time; so, you see, here is a
"smart" opportunity of excluding all
but those whom wc may justly call
friends. So much for those whose
vocation it is to entertain and be entertained.
"lint what of me. and my attempts
at hospitality?" says the business
girl. Well, it is a bit difficult; but
not so much so tliat it constitutes
sufficient excuse for negligence. And
Xew Year's is the time to begin. Xo.
it won't be a bit pretentious of you
to have a tea. But, if you would
make it a recognized, success, have it
on an Aunt Jane scale, excepting, of
course, the gossip. Thoughtless of
mc to accuse the business girl of
ossiping; then, again, she's femin-
ie. aud a bit of gossip now and then
is relished by the belt of���now must
[? Well, to get back to the tea, dear
Bachelor Maid, don't think that it necessitates the purchase or the manufacture either of a tea gown. \ es.
1 know it is to be delightfully intimate and all of that, ami you would
jusl love to gloat about looking ethereal and stately, as they do in the
magazines, but do consider the others. So forego just for once a very
strong temptation to look "like the
girl on the magazine cover."
Am! now a word to the schdoL-
gitd hostess, still in her "teens." yet
striving vigorously to imitate mother's tactics in the social world. Have
vou the true spirit of hospitality, 'tis entertaining with you tt question
oi being in vogue, or doing as the
others do or observing good form?
Most school girls prefer a "lark" to
a formal affair of whatever sort, with
the possible exception of a dance.
Ill tt seems is s.'i hue nth touting to In- labeled "wonderful" or
more extravagantly ''glorious." Hut
when it comes to h mc entertaining
the average miss, lacking tiie experience of her elders and ,i certain
sense of policy in social matters that
frequently masquerades as tact, and
is not infrequently mistaken for
such; in other words, lacking social
tactics, she makes egregious errors,
antl then wonders why so few of her
invitations are accepted, "Ohl I
don't like your hair a bit that way."
Or. "You looli - ' tired," or. "You are
dreadfully pale, dear." or most everything tha- i- personal and unflattering, and right yyithiu earshot if other
cuc-ts. too. Doubtless she means
well, bill n I mill.-; v, I II is n '1 going
to heal a hurl or co' t r up t > appar-
i nt tl Uf tlesst i ss, either, So
youth, '��� i sec, yyhih < cry frank, anil
supposed!; well meaning, sometimes
overlooks the appreciable niceties
that  maio   lor real hospitality.
Now thai thc Xew Year with the
big-beat i. tl spirit that ao ompanies
it is well upon us. -yin not try to get
away front the more or less meaningless form thai characterizes mi st
pursuits of pleasure, and .uld to the
things yyell meant, ami assuredly
well taken in ihc past, a bit of grace.
to call it hospitality.
Store opens at 8:30 a.m.
and closes at 6 p.m.
Exceptional Values in Women's and
Children's Knit Underwear
Women's combed cotton
.'.���st.s. in hngh neck and
long sleeve style. Special
3 for $1.00.
i'iuc combed cotton vests
i:t V-neck and long sleeve
style.    Special, 3 for $1.25.
Heavy quality fleeced cotton
union suits, in high neck,
long sleeve and ankle
length style. ' Specially
priced at $1.35.
Wool mixed union suits in
high neck and long sleeve
style. Extra value at $2.50
suit.
575 GRANVILLE ST.
Children's wool mixed vests
and drawers, high neck,
long sleeve and ankle
styles, for 75c to $1.15, according to size.
Children's Swiss rib mercerized wool vests with long
sleeves, for ages 2 to 6
years.    Special, $1.00.
Children's natural wool union suits, for age 2 years
only. Special to clear,
75c suit
Misses's wool mixed union
s tits, in unshrinkable quality, for ages 4 to 16 years.
Special.  $1.50 suit.
Phone Sey. 3540
IHCTRPOQATeo I07O
udsonsBaytfompmuj
nUtmt lUMlKESTOMSCWMIISSIOItE*
GRANVILLE AND GEORGIA STREET
PANTAGES THEATRE
One ot the greatest, if not the
greatest, wonder acts ever in Vancouver y. ill be at thc Pantages theatre, week of January 22nd, Leon &
Co.. far famed as one of the greatest
mystery acts iu vaudeville, will head
the hill and occupy the above-mentioned position, fine can not help
but compare it \\ itli other acts that
have played this city in the past, and
after a careful comparison, will undoubtedly admit that this act commences yyith ils wonderful assortment
of illusions just where the other acts
stop. Word comes from other cities
and critics on the Pantages circuit
that some tricks are performed by
Leo and his company which have
hitherto been deemed impossible to
accomplish, even by the wonder working profession.
'J'he Kinkaid Kilties yyill be an act
which is sure to call forth a great
amount of approval in Vancouver,
especially among the Scotch population. This act came direct from Scotland t" the Pantages circuit, and so
far Mr. Pantages representative in
London can pal himself on the back,
for thc act ii said to be highly popular and well deserving. Nothing Inn
the Scottish tunes and. dances are presented, and that is all that need be of-
fered by this company to make a hit
wilh cveiy 'tic. They arc real Scotch
people, offering Scotch music and ihc
combin.it' in is irresistable.
In addition there yyill be Margaret
Lord, a phenomenal singer in a singing novelty; Treavitt's Military Dog-,
in a "Drama of Dogdom;" Marshall
and Cordon, "The Musical Laugl
Makers;" and Jones and Johnson
"Vaudeville's  Funniest Comedians."
"The Shielding Shadow" nil] he
yyell taken care ol by an unusually
interesting and thrilling episi   e
ORPHEUM THEATRE
1 enty-fivc minutes time for the
first appearance of Society's Uxclu
���'���"'   Entertainer.   Beatrice   Hen
in a repertoire ,��� |ler jn;nm;,i,|, , ,
acterizatkin, i- the announcement
which is made for Orphpcum theatre
goers next week, iu a bill that is re
plete with variety, Miss Hereford,
more   than   any   other   .me   nerson
keeps thc art of polite but none the
less amusing monologues alive i n the
vaudeville since. She writes her own
monologues ami makes humorous! and
at times surprising. narratives of
ihem.
Offering ti wide variety of dances.
Ralph Riggs and Katharine Witchie,
who have forsaken musical comedy
for vaudeville. In their dance diver-
tissments they offer a wide variety ���of
dances���from the ultra modem steps
i f thc ball room to the fairy-like
bounds and darts in a dainty classical
number. Daintiness, neatness and
prettiness arc their most distinctive
qualities. Mr. Riggs. is an artist to
thc tip of the toes, and has arranged
an exquisite programme for himself
and his dainty partner.
Miss Leitzcl, who comes next week-
is called the wonder of the air. This
is no exaggeration, for she is an expert on the flying rings. Her work
is not only fascinating, but is hazar
dous.    She crowds a number of dextrous acts into ten minutes of time.
Comes now thc Japanese Prima
Donna, Haroko Unuki, in a repertoire
of songs, i huiki is the possessor of
a finely cultivated voice, a soprano
ol rich color and splendid tone. She
does not bid for favor by singing
popular songs with a slight Japanese
dialect, bin. she sings thc most difficult music in whatever tongue she
may select. Her English is perfect,
and to this it may be added that she
-inc..- equally well in French and Italian, a., well as in her native tongue.
Florenz Ames and Adelaide Wiu-
thfop describe "Caught in a Jamb"
as an episode. It is a clever assemblage ot stage effects, costuming
singing and dancing, dialogue and
personality. One of the best novelties of tile performance is a poster
effeel which is as attractive as ii is
unusual. It is extremely futuristic
and resembles a Leon llaski creation.
Interpretive dan.-ing and comedy
round out  the effect.
The perfect sketches which have
been pleasing feature- of the Orpheum time will have an addition of
-���run nun; this y\ ci. Frances Nord-
strom and William Pinkham present
a quaint playlet, " \ll Wrong." The
skeicl, i- from the pen of Miss Norji-
strom, ymi haying written it she
knows how it should be placed, and
I it. Mi-- N'ordstrom has spet t
the majority of her professional career on the legitimate stage, where she
played any number of parts, and in
"All Wrong" she is giving the best
of her talents to one of the best comedies seen  in vaudeville.
Wallace Galvin, tlu* dexterous de-
ceptiontst, introduce- tin egg trick,
which he has made famous all over
the world. It hardly seenis possible
that a magician could get as much
out of an egg trick as does -Mr. Galvin. This is but one of many tiicks
which he performs. His patter goes
along wilh each, filled with comedy
that brings out the laughs.
There's a charm in tbe Orpheum
Travel Weekly pictures that will not
wear off. A special musical programme is also arranged during the
picture  section.
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Lord Rhonda on the Peace River
By Aubrey Fullerton
(In the "Canadian Courier)
While Lord Rhor.da is doing his
hest to keep thc Xorth Sea fleet of
thc British navy supplied with coal,
according to his contract with the
Admiralty he is keeping a business
eye on the Canadian Northwest,
where he has important interests and
some notably big development plans.
A first token oi the seriousness of
his intentions in ihe north country is
the line new steamboat recently
placed in commission on lhe Peace
River, bearing his own plain clothes
name, D. A.. Thomas. When a solid,
big gauge captain of industry builds
a ship of really pretentious proportions, and puts it in service on a route
that till a short time ago was reserved fi r fur-traders and Indians,
expecting doubtless to make it pay, it
is a sign if the times; and out iu the
West business men are taking notice
of what this far-seeing Britisher is
doing notwithstanding the war.
The D. A. Thomas is the largest
steamer on any of thc northern rivers. She was built at Peace River
Crossing, and launched in May, making her first full trip late in June.
In every respect she is a record-
breaker for those parts, and it isn't
a bit of wonder that the folks up
north arc proud of her. Like all the
Peace River boats, she is a stern-
wheeler, but with a keel length of
160 feet, full-size freight and passenger decks, powerful machinery, electric lights, and everything else to correspond, she makes as good a showing as one would expect to see on
the St. Lawrence or thc Mississippi.
On her maiden trip she tried out her
machinery at seventy pounds of
steam, and went through a stiff five-
mile current as though without effort.
What D. A. Thomas built this boat
for w.as to carry his own freight up
and down thc river, in the prosecution
of his other enterprises, and incidentally to develop a general freight ami
passenger traffic that would meanwhile help lo pay expenses. It is
primarily thc oil possibilities of the
north country that have attracted the
Thomas   interests   there,   and   boring
operations are already well under way
at Vermillion Chutes, some 240 miles
north of Peace River Crossing, where
there are very hopeful indication) of a
big strike of high-grade oil. H is
expected that if oil is found at that
or other points it will eventually be
used as fuel for the British navy,
Lord Rin tula then changing his contract wiih t!u* Admiralty from coal to
"il. The desire to locate an adequate
oil supply, in readiness for the approaching time when the Admiralty
will substitute liquid fuel for coal
on all its ships, is, in fact, believed
to have i grcat deal to do with his
lordship's present activity in the
Peace River country. At any rate,
lhe boring is going on, and the new
steamer is making two trips a week,
down the river to the Chutes and up
thc river tn Hudson's Hope, a total
stretch oi nearly 5f'll miles of clear,
unbroken waterway.
It is not to be supposed, however,
that the inauguration of a fine up-
to-date steamship service like this is
going to do away yet a while with all
those picturesque phases of northern
river traffic that we have heard about
for the past decade or so. Clumsy
scows, makeshift rafts, Indian canoes, and the like, still come and go,
and thc majestic Peace, of all rivers,
retains its busy primitiveness, despite the modern innovations. A short
way up the shore from the dock
where the stately D. A. Thomas was
making ready for her weekly trip, an
ingoing homesteader was preparing
for a trip over a part of the same
route, in a craft al! his own. He had
his family, his live stock, his house-,
hold belongings, and a stock of provisions on board that primitive cra:t,
and the contrast hei ween it and the
spick-and-span steamboat did not bottle! him in lhe slightest. There had
been scores of pictures like that on
Peace River, and there will bc more,
lill thc country has filled up. The
steamer is a prophecy of coming industry and prosperity for the new
Xorth, of course; but so is thc homesteader's old raft, with its jumbled
load of miscellaneous truck.
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Sandy   Peys   His   Respecks   tae   the
Western Triple Choir
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Weel freens. it's quite tt long lime
noo sin we had a bit crack owre politics in llritish Columby, .Maybe vac
wud notice in the papers that liowser
had been awa hack blast hobndbin'
wi' some o' his ain fraternity tit Ottawa. Xoo it's reported that he's
awa tae Calyforny "for hi.s health."
Wullie disnie like the weather in lb
C. they days. Since he got the bad
stroke that paralysed his "bizness
government'' flood cheers), his bluid
seems tae hae been getting thinner
an' thinner, an' it wild seem as if thc
Wee Fellie is kin' o' like Noah's pi-
jin���he cannie fin' a place tae settle
doon on.
Hooever. we shouldnic grudge the
Wee Fellie ony comfort he micht tie-1
deserves a guid renilerin' it's I,urns'
famous stave. The wcy in which the
chojr   brocht   oot   the     famous     lines
were  magnificent:
"Tyrants fall in every blow,"
(Tbochts o' the Kaiser, an' Bowser,
an' Bob Rogers, an' a lot mare wee
fellies went sailin' through my huid.l
+  >.   *
An' then at the grand finale:
"l.ct   us  do  or  dee!"
I fell the bluid rinnin' up an' doon
my back t i dinnie ken whether yaer
bluid can dae that or no'), but it
maks yae feel jusl like that fellie
that jinetl the Salvation Airmy baund.
The long skirt wis the doctor's best
freen���an' it wis "trollopy" at that.
* * *
There's some folk wud hae' us a'
gae aboot wi' long faces frae the time
we enter the world until we leave it.
As the song says:
���
"The world wud be dead without the
nice young girls."
An' 1 wudnie be surprised if the II. C.
o' L. gets ony higher tae see the
men CUttin' an inch or twa off their
brecks in order tae save the claith
I wunner if the bishop wud exclude
men frae attendin' the kirk wi' their
pants up in the air.
* ft   ft
I'll tell vac tllis though, that I'd
suner see tbe lassies loss an inch
mare yet that that that should conic
tae pass. We'd sure mak some bonny-
tickets.
* * *
To.its. mon. maister bishop, the
lassies that dress themsels in the wee.
short skirties tire just as pure an'
virtuous as ihe dames o' twenty years
ago. Along wi' ither inventions like
airyplatu s an' wireless telegrafv tin'
prohibeeshon, the short skirt is a step
in advance o' hitman progress. We've
waukened up somewhat this wheen
years back tae the benefits tae be
derh eil   frae  sauitariness���mare  weys
than  yin.
* * *
Me for thc short skirls, freens.
Yours through the heather.
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Tlie King's African Rifles, who jus- recruited trout the
native races of Africa, have don. tin ir duty splendidly durin:, the present war. They art ver* picturusquo warriors,
anil are officered hy Englishmen. Tho photo shows recruits
having physical drill cm tl,, parallel barn, and ti private In
full marching uniform. They wear Bandais on their feel
siud guernseys nnd short trunks only on their bodies.
SERVICE   24   HOURS   A   DAY
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rive frae temporary resilience in a i
wanner clime;-he's kin' o' getting acclimatised, as it were. I ken wan or
twa depositors in the defunct I). T.
that swear by a' that's holy that Calyforny '11 be faultier than the North
Pole in comparison lae the place they
aver Wullie 'll be sent when he
haunds iu his checks.
* *  +
Frae "informashon received)" as the
tipsters used tae say, 1 unuerslaun
there's gaun tae be some sensational
revclashons in connection wi' the
Robbery, an' thc Wee Fellie '11 hae
a "hot time in the auld toon that
nicht" when the investigation is held.
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If there's wan thing Vancoover has
benefitted frae mare than onything
else in the immigrashon o' auld country folk, it has been in lift' remarkable
musical talent il has brocht wi' it.
* *  *
Wan o' the best niehts 1 ever spent
wis this week when 1 listened tae the
Western Triple Choir, under the leadership o' a brither Scot (a Glcscay
man), Mr. McTaggart, tae wit.
* *  *
The programme wis made up o'
pairt songs, madrigals an' coronach's,
an' lots o' ither fancy musical names
that didnie enlichtcn a fellie very
muckle that wis brocht up on doh-
ray-me an' ordinary "Soiree, concert
an' ball" fare, where the programme
usually amounted tae song (comic);
song (sentimental).
* * *
Oftentimes the singers got a wee
bit mixed, at least frae the audience's
view-pint, for there's been times when
I've seen the komik get encored for
his sentimentality an' the sentimental
fellie encored for his komikality.
* ft  ft \
Hooever, I want tae extend my
compliments tae Mr. McTaggart an'
his choir for the splendid wey in
which they rendered thc various items
on the programme.
* * *
Mon, it wis gratin' tae hear them
in "Scots Wha Hae."   If ever a song
Bein' a big stalwart chiel, they gien I
him the job lae" beat tbe big drum.
Dijrin' wan o' their harangues at a
street comer Tain (he yvis a letichicr.
frae Aiberdeen, wis bangin' lhe drum
sae lood thai Ihe singers could hardij
le  heard.
* t:.  /*
''Say, Tarn," his captain said; "if
you'd play a little quieter yae wud
maybe gel mare music oot o' tlu
drum."
"Mon. captain," replied '''am ihr'd
only been "saved" a fortmcht or sac),
"J'm sat awfu happy lhat I feel as if
I  could knock hell oot o'  it."
* tt  ft
Thai's ji.;l hoo a fellie feels efter
he hears "Scots Wha Mae," an' especially if ils sang in the wey lhat
the Western Triple Choir sang it the
ithcr nicht.
ft ft t
I wunner if yae noticed a parygraf
in the paper the ither nicht whatlr a
bishop or a priest back East wis
threalenin' tae expel ony hii lassie
lhat cam tae the kirk in wan o' they
wee short skirties that's, a' the rage
the noo.
* ft *
That fellie has certainly got some
courage, but I think he's beginnin'
the wrnn,; wey aboot.
* *  ��
If a bishop or a priest has naethin'
else tae worry him they days than
weemen's d**ess, it's time he wis ap-
plyin' for a job as a chaplin at the
front.
* * ft
W'e never used tae hear ony o' they
"unco guid" lift their voices agin the
frocks oor mithers 'used tae wear
that went sweepin' an' trailin' in thc
muck an' grime o' the street. It wis
nae uncommon sicht tae sec a prood
dame sailin' along wi' an citapty tin
can an' twa or three auld tibaccy
chews trailin' underneath her skirt.
1 aye thocht the parable "cleanliness
is next tae godliness" wis wan o' the
standbye's o the kirk, but it's evidently no' very popular in some cpiar-
ters.
Provincial News Items
Latest report from Ocean Falls
is to the effect that work on the
big paper plant is going on with all
speed possible to be put into the
construction and the finishing off
ready for an early commencement to
manufacture paper. AI thc commencement of last year it was thought that
the mills would be ready by this time,
but the scarcity of labor during thc
past twelve months has had a great
deal lo do with the slowness in the
construction work and it is likely that
it will take the better pari of this
year before the plant will he in actual operation,
* * *
When Hon. Dr. King, minister of
public works, was ou his way from |
home to the capital, following his re-1
election, he was interviewed at Revelstoke by the board of trade in regard to opening up a road to tbe liig
Bend district. The minister pointed
out that in thc building of roads a
definite plan must be laid out and followed, so that the greatest efficiency
and most service could be obtained
for the amount expended.
This will give anyone an idea that
road work will be undertaken and carried out differently in the future than
in the past. There will be a slim
chance in finding a road boss with a
fat cheque book travelling about the
country giving out cheques promiscuously both for work done and some
that never was done.
tt * *
The Kettle Valley Railway is constructing a spur to the Diamond Vale
mine near Merritt.
��� *  *
By the tipping of a barge at Silver-
ton a few days ago, the Standard mine
lost a carload of concentrates.
J, A. Schubert the Tulameen merchant, has been buying considerable
platinum lately from placer mines on
the Tulameen  river.
The McCillvary Coal and Coke Co.,
has declared a dividend of $25,000, at
the rate of a cent a share. Tills dividend is the second declared in 1916.
E. T. Beck, of Warren, Pennsylvania, has been at Voigt's Camp for some
time, representing his Pennsylvania
associates who are interested in the
pig property.
* *  *
During thc year 1916 gold bullion,
the value of $2,828,239.65 was deposit-
���d in the Dominion assay office at
Vancouver, an increase of $91,937 over
the total for 1915.
* * *
The new 150-ton mi!! of Lanark
Mining Co., operating the old Lanark
mines, lllecillewaet district, is about
KU  per   cent,   completed   at   tllis   time
and should be in commission in February.
* *   #
By a preliminary estimate it is calculated that British Columbia mines
last year paid dividends aggregating
$3,446,000. Granby led in production
and dividends, lhe latter being $1,420,-.
00(1. Trail smelter paid dividends of
$441,000. Standard Silver-Lead came
third with $600,000.
; Five furnaces are again operated
at the Granby smelter. Thc reason
for three furnaces being cold is the
huge shipment of matte from Anyox
which is now being run through thc
converters at the local plant, and the
slowness of the arrival of coke from
the Crow's Xest.
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A start on placer mining on a considerable scale is to be made by a,
Washington syndicate which has purchased lite Williams estate, better
known as lhe Branch Ranch at the
junction of Deadman's and Criss
Creeks near Kamloops. The tract of
land consists of 1049 acres and it is
understood that the consideration was.
in tiie neighborhood of $80,000.       >
At the recent annual meeting of the
Lucky Jim, arrangements Were made
for the issuance of $150,000 in bonds
to care for the claims against the
company. It is believed this sum
will also provide a substantial surplus. There is said to be upward of
$11,000 to the credit of the company
from sales of ore made recently. Andrew G. Larson, who paid off a $35,-
tKKi mortgage in the short period of
his receivership, will bc retained as.
manager,
F. M. Sylvester, managing uirector
of the Granby company, interviewed
I at Prince Rupert, when on his way to
Anyox, said that the big copper com-
V Bn.es are keeping the price of cop-
| per within reason They could sell to
tbe allied governments at a higher
figure than whal'is being charged, but
tlo nol feel disposed to tlo so. Thc
Granby Company has made contracts
lor half ils. output for the next seven
months at 25 cents.
* *  *
West Grant! Forks will shortly have
a post office.
* * -.
The Legislative Assembly will meet*
mi February 22.
* * *
Cranbrook had 151 births. 43 marriages and 43 deaths in 1916.
* *   s
M. 1'. Wethcrell has taken over the
Empress Theatre at Grand Forks.
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This year the Summcrland Fruit-
Union packed 82,000 packages of fruit-
* * *
A. Krsl.ine Smith, the well-known
Vancouver mining man, who formerly
operated in the Boundary, is on his
way to England to offer his service
to the Empire.
* * *
Lumber orders amounting to over
ln.OOO.IXKI feet have been received by
British Columbia tidewater mills during the past few weeks from the English government.
* *  *
Kaslo Kootenian: There are some
girls in this burg who can dance happily all night in a pair of shoes that almost kill them when the}' arcMand-
ing washing the dishes.
* * *
Kaslo   and   Xelson   appear   to   haw
trained themselves.    During thc cold
spell last  week  neither  town  experienced zero weather���according to the
local papers.
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FIVE
#**_UM_FM_0O__^ BREEZES   OF   INDIGNATION
wTTHNvAJ^ AND   INFORMATION
Every time you see a coon-skin
eoat headed from the C. P. R depot,
you may bet that Vancouver is g��-
ing to get another thousand or so dollars from this year's big $1.70 wheal
crop on the prairies.
��� i   >
A man who had been in the employ
of the government at Victoria for
fifteen years was dismissed. His
friends have raised a complaint, Do
men occupy jobs iu the civil service of
this Province by Divine Right, we
ask?
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The Conservatives of Ward Four
have passed a resolution favoring the
establishment here of a Conservative
paper. Nol very complimentary to
either lhe editor of lhe WORLD or
the editor of the NEWS-ADVERTISER.
ft   tt  ft
There vvas a day when the NEWS-
ADVERTISER came out wiih holyat-
lacks upon the WORLD, saying:
"The WORLD is owned by ihe Pacific Dredging Company. It t^ the
mere tool of corporations. It is not
an independent paper."
Railways seeking more money from
the Ottawa treasury vvill break in towards the end of the session, according to the report in the Ottawa
JOURNAL-PRESS.
Two objectives will be  sought by
the   soldiers   upon   their   return   after
peace: reform of politics and shoot- "There is but one thing that can nevei i-    out" io beal  Germany; therefore
ing of men who in iheir absence have turn  into suffering, and that is the -.               .t  aft ird  to  lose   Mr.   Lloyd
hei n tampering with their wives, 6��od we have done. '���Maeterlinck.' Gi     ge.    Iln- is not a time at which
* * *   to try experiments,    She knows thai
wa-  announced  at  a  Sunda:.   al lhe   has a  man   who  will  not
as lively as in San  Francisco.
* * +
Night life at  Victoria  is said to bc
tcrnoon meeting in Vancouver thai a grow   wearv   in   well-doing,  and  one
 Perative society will bc establish whho brings to bear on  the difficult
'''' '",r"-   v,,:   >' niay bc started, I tatii I the hour a harsh common
\   British  Columbia cabinet  minis- ho* long will it last?   Vancouver so -   and   .,   vivid   penetration   such
ter who  ..sited  San  l-rancisco some ciet.es of that  -, g0 ,���, like a ,-,, | ...   ,. ,.,.���.,. ma��� in ���,.. lV���..    ,
nine   ago  gave   a  letter   lo  ihe   head   et,   .md   come   down   like   ihe   stick! offer,
stenographer  in   lhe  leading  hotel  in  Vancouver,   in   some   thin--.     ne  ���
thai city.   The stenographer was un   shows ."staying  power."    Thej   hi   , I  do nol  think thai  ,:���    papers on
able to spell    Ottawa.       lhe   11.  (    Marled a g I co-operative society ill i tin    ivhole  have  paid a  sufficient  tri-  imperilled   tl.eir   husba
man left the hotel in disgust. [China- al  last!    I.  i- called tl,.- Szc    kite  to  lhal   int. iting   "Victorian,"   position,
***                             diaun     Co-i rative     Society.     The Paul Tosti.    True'we are at war, but                             * * *
Sir Max Aikins gels a peerage; but|name ""'-<"  1�� help  -"inc.    Now  the even   so   a   man   who   has   given   the       "If   other-   dance';.      they
Lloyd  George  will  try and  struggle  -Nlanchester,    England,    co-operative world so much pure j y is worthy of dance; if others bought  new
along for a hit as plain "Mister,"       societ)   is   something   io  talk   about, being remembered,                                 ihey   could not he seen in old
preached, even by a Bishop. "I know-
nothing of politics," said Bishop Nor-
vis.    1 believe him.
* * *
Hut I don't think 1 need "pitch into" the Bishop. I will leave him to
the 'tender mercies of the women
when they read what ile says about
them.
Pickup J * * *
"Most of lhe women lived only on
the surface. Perpetual novel reading
was the rule Many of the women
lived simply i'or the world, trembling
at its verdict, always wondering what
ii was thinking or saying of them,
of their dress, their hat. and their
general tone Thai meant thai women wh,, diil that had no standard of
their own, no ideal in life which
they sit before them Io follow oul
quietly and consistently. And the inevitable resttli wa- a personal anxiety,
yet it was all so unsatisfactory. He
had -eeii women so enslaved by thai
tyranny of society that they had sacrificed health and comfort, ihey had
financial
George  R. Naden, the  new Minis
ter  of   Lands   al   Vieloria.   is  an   old
Lasi   v  ar  it  had  a   turnover  of  twi
hundred million dollars,
member of parliament. Sir Leo wijl,
for all practical purposes, execute the
duties ol a Minister, a task for which
his exceptional knowledge of eo
mies and industry specially qualify
him.
���t
"Political moralists arc never : i
of glorilying the three theokigi al
virtues of faith, obedience and patience, anu of enlarging on the miracles which they have accomplished.
Hul never have those virtues been
practised with a more absolute forg.-i-
fnlness oi self than they have by the
Germans. Never have thole virtues
performed more superhuman miracles than they have performed in
< lern ai l ' " soldier of Mahomet has
-kowi. a blinder faith in the prophet
No monk has shown more implicit
obedience to tin command of his superior*. \" Christian martyr :..���-.
shown more tenacious patience."
Tnn���and yet the practice of these
three Christian vntues will not (secure them���salvation!
* * . *
I had a glimpse the other night of
a prettily printed poem. "Cosmos,"
by -Mr. Ernest McGaffey, of Victoria.
I can only praise its type and
"format*."     If the author sends me tin
twenty-seven
of  the   Legislature  front   Greenwood,!
and   knows   every  point   oi   this   Pro
vilice  tis  few  men  know   it.     Ile  wa.s J
horn in Derbyshire and was resident
Then followed the harbor project,
fathered by one Stevens, prospects of
millions of dollars worth of dredging, widening, deepening and filling
of harbors. Then did the NEWS-
ADVERTISER also see the light of
day   and   they   stopped   calling     the   '"r ���<*" -v-'*irs al   Prinee  RuPerl
WORLD   names.
tt  tt ft
There are d,(KK) dead companies on
the list of the Registrar of Joint Stock
Companies at Victoria. There arc
6,000 live limited companies now doing business in the province. The t >-
tal  capitalization   of  these   dead   and
if others had a motor car, they were  autobiographed  copy   1  can  say  v.:.at
Tosti   vvas   in   hi-   seventieth   year miserable without one; if others play-'' it as���Poetry.
and had -; et ;  more thai, half his life  ed  bridge all day.  they  raded  not  In
tamer, has lived  i      : Columbia!   .**  thf[  ''""'lm''   ','"":   'i'e   l"15'   i" England.    Inre,    ;t years he wrote |known   a.   stay-at-homes.
leight and twenty months the Russians  little: and of that little, certain!'
i   member
i have,   ii:   a   scori
ii  directions,
.et.; thing v,: i I
alive companies would reach as much
money as the annual cost of thc war
to the allied nations. They represent
the blighted hopes and achieved ambitions of most of the active people
of the country.
Dr. I.yle Telford, Walter !���'.. Trues
dale and George Gibson, officials of
the Ward Two Liberal Association.!
Vancouver, have been forced to re-j
sign from office. At the meeting held j
this week ihey were, however, allowed lo retain membership in the.
body and were appointed as delegates*
to the Vancouver Centre Convention;'
The trouble arises over the fact that
these three gentlemen left the party
to assist 1). E. McTaggart in tlie recent by-election.
A NOVELIST'S IRONY
Arnold   Bennett   Takes   Sides   in
Britisn Economic Debate
Arnold Bennett assails lhe ranks of
English "Protectionists." Ill Current
History for Inly he begins by saying:
Nothing can lie clearer than that before the wat Germany was heating us
in trade". And -he was beating us
more and more. And she wa- beating
us, not by reason of any inherent advantages, but by reason of a closer
application, a fiercer industry, a keener interesl in and appreciation oi the
cotnmer'ial value of education���and
technical education in particular. W e
shall, unless scntimcntalism gets quite
rampant, certainly defeat Germany in
war, and lhe cry naturally and properly came that we must capture Germany's lrade. Tt is true that al present, while instead of capturing foreign tratle v.'C arc steadily losing our
nwn, such a cry had an odd. wistful
sound; but il was a good cry, a cry
which rightly appealed to all of us.
Our course if we bad learned the
supreme  lesson  of the war, was evi
any   relations,   even   commercial   rela   j
lions,  wiih   Germany  after  the  war,
There i.-, something in  tin-  id'ei
It;
calls forth sympathy from every one
of us. ll is not business, hul, after
all, business is  nol  thc  highest good.
And   yet   1   wonder   whether,   titter!
ihc war. with instinct not to soil then'
selves hy any contact with Germany ,
will  in-  powerful  enough   to  prevet i
onr       sentimentalist   -   protectionists]
.mm   endeavoring     lo      sell    British
goods  io  Germany  in  exchange  for
German   goods!     I   wonder!     And   I'
wom'A.r   whether,   anyhow,   the   fad]
of  war   increases  the   wisdom   oi  the
dodge *of,  culling   off   your   nose   to   tion of t
spite   your   face.     I   do   ii"t   wonder
whether protection, instituted on the
plea   of   patriotism,   will    enrich   the   ,,      ..
few   rich   at   lhe   expense  of  lhe  mill- li  |j ���
titttdinotis   poor. know   positively crjran   ,
ainly no- .seen revolt, lint that was not indepen-
Goodbye" dence,  though   it  often  masqueraded
;as such.    Women who were independ-
"   ent  respected  the  conventions   which
society  had  made   for   its  protection,
; nut those who revolted did not     They
delighted   in   shocking   society,    they
did   the   outrageous   thi tig,   they   wore
the audacious dress,  they uttered  the
'-' ue -..-lying in order to be seen and
heard and marked.
"Slaves  of   fashion   or   revolters   a'
gainst   the   tyranny   of   fashion   were
alike   in   that   they   had   no   ideals   of
1 .heir  own.    The   woman   who   called
I her  man   friends  by   familiar   names,
licknames  or the like, did  nol  ���'������ -t
because she thought she ought to do
': she iii ! it to in- heard,   The      mat
j who   wore   50   little   as   might   he     if
 ������ horribly striking dress
chosen  it  because  she  admired  it  or
thought   it   the   right   thing   to   wear.
but because she knew it would  i     iti
remark.   And ihc woman wh ��� tittered      "1   live    i    th
l tat smart remark was asl an f il   il ickly   pi ���   lati
really. thai kn iv - at  li
to ea      mill of n
Now   yon   remember   that       amiel   '    '
������ai 1 he k lew that what "the .an irii  '   lam1'      X:ni,i   '',r
!  "' ue" -aid about olH ������������������. ������ .. ���-.���.    abo e l
G. K. Chesterton has published an
essaj on "Lying in Bed." I wish
s< me of our B. C. legislati :���-. especially municipal ones, only lied when
in an horizontal position.
* * *
Although Mr. !���'. !���'.. (.rein's book,
"A few acres and a cottage." is written for "the Old Country," there is
much in it of value to the llritish
Columbian rancher. 11 is practical���
it is not 'a dream" like Jesse Collings'
"Three acres and a cow." And the
hook has three merits���it is cheap,
it is literary, it is well illustrated.
Get it. you "Lark to the Land" people.
* * *
On two Sunday afternoons in Van-
cottver there litis been a very warm
discussion. "Why don't working men
go i" church?"    Mere is a paragrj
a  London letter which puts the
matter in a nutshell:
iblic-house
. hich dire,
:   ;  is   DtStft
Hit
men  was true, |
held ii ' no. :mi.t" that il
be "set down" in such plain
c.   Anyhow, as I am i        at
'.   ���' - rs,   rise  a  bi
ul   "  m ;'; ���.  rest,
i
'*���*��� tne i  Honored
, ��� .mi .       ose   the   t ias
| i   bless them') tl
adopt  the  styl
shall  remembe
ah
in  .-. .   -
dd  unworlh;
.i lu   Briti h
that it will.   And 1 know that protcc-|unscIfis     i>atience am,  stea|
tion   will   foster   instead   of  Stamping  t0   t])ejr   |?ml,eror   aiu]   to
OUI   inefficiency.     And   I   know,   too, Lf   ,.;,],;,.���;������,   ,;���.,,'  ,,.,....   .
that to attempt to settle alternation-Lm je (i) many (l| ,,,   e k].
al  relations  in   the  midst,  of a  war, U       | as RUM:a'�� instruct
when passion  necessarily blinds rea- L th'elr ot1lcr vjrhlcs the*
iu pomi ol popuiant
lii e the novel, almos
I    '  '.   1    lie n,  ��� 11
ne - ng, un
irial ly take
t or with  the I.
lie
If
'I has its six iponths  ,
'I  popularity, and then, unless I'
ers. as munition  woi
member  it i ,v   they
hits! ands,   -'. i   theat
the   cau-r."   and   1 <
���
son.  and   when   the   future   cannot   be
dently to  bestir ourselves about edu-J accurately   envisaged,   is   an   extreme
cation, and especially about technical   kind of folly.    But the attempt is be
ded  that  of  forgiveness;   Russit
education, to preach application anil
close industry and organization and.
thrift to ourselves. Have we done
it? Have we begun to do it? Not
at-all.   On the contrary, we arc so far
ing made. The campaign is afoot.
Much money is being spent Oil ��� it.
Many dinners arc being eaten about
it. Hope is high in the bosoms oi
those astute sentimentalists  who see
from "realizing" the war (in the deep-  great profit in the too facile exploita-
cst sense) that the reactionary aud
stupid wing of the oligarchy has
knocked the other wing all to bits.
Education is being starved, and universities which specialized in technical education and organization, instead of being honored and aggrandized, the fighting ior their lives while
as little money as might keep tin-
war going for twelve hours would
suffice to render them the mosl potent creators of strength for the future. The fact is that we are not only
clinging to luxury and relaxation, but
;.doing much to emphasise the profound defects in ourselves which  the
war has revealed.
The   sentimentalist
protectionists
on of tllc baser and more blithering
forms of jingoism and chauvinism.
For among our sentimentalists arc
some who know on which side their
bread is buttered.   The rest do not.
ti is either unusually goi d
usually idiotic, it is forg itten. Th
song, on the mker ham:, sav e iii rare
cases, creep- slowly and imperceptibly into favor, .in i ten or even twen-
nverlooked Great Britain's imwarran- ty years after its publication one may
table meddling and suspicion in thc | hear it S|lokeil of as "the latest."
past; but, inasmuch as her people are j "Goodbye" was published in the
blessed with a sense of humour, they early 'eighties, but it was not till
must surely have indulged in a good about I'XKi that it became universally
strikni!
Delegates from this district to the
Baptist Union of Western Canada,
which is to be held in Calgary, Jan.
16 to 10, include Dr. J. L. Campbell,
First Baptist Church: Rev. J. R.
Welch, Central Church: Mr. A. J,
Welch, chairman of mission board;
Rev. J. W. Litch, Ruth Morton
Church: Rev. A. A. McLeod. and Mrs.
!���'.. ly. Cramlall, representing Vancouver, Mrs. W, McLean. Victoria. Rev.
C. J, C. White of Summerland, and
many smih s since il was made public
that the Mites had agreed to her having Constantinople), Had Britain
minded her own business, Russia
would have bad Constantinople vears
ago, and would have kept Turkey in
something like check. Our national I
hy poet is; prompted us to defend
"poor" Turkey���a country that ought
to  have  been   wiped  mil   of  existence
recognised, not only as a pretty"
song, but incidentally as a very artistic composition, appealing alike t'i
judge.- oi   music  and  to  the  general
public.
*   ���:���   *
The Righl Rev. I'. I.. Norr:.-. 1.1.II..
Bishop of Nori'i China, has been
preaching   a   special   sermon.     I   have
��� I
Ladi    "     God     '���'"     "       '      '**  '      :-
,.. ..,, ;    ....   i   .���   [,  ...        it whili ���  liti' ' - ar    .; rait sl
:   of  Bishop  Norris.    [ '    "" !       ttions ai their
,- w !1;,-  (1      ���   ���    i    ,-, ' "   "   estimati' m,   a   -     >et     of
caps   tl man,     bul   thi
tilling in  itself con t .e.ivd  with    I  c
iveethearts.       rothers   I        ealesl , all ���thc  human
1  a-.,;  kepi     ravi the        I, thi indh idual help-
ship, sorrow. d��tth!    in. ing  to make up tin   masses."
want pretty frocks:  i   ei       Tllc church dots not appeal to the
!���-'    Bless their hearts mind, the .heart, the soul,    fl only ap-
ulil buy my lady friends peals to the fears, the conventialities
���and.  - '  etimes   to hysterical emotions.
assert that we shall not want to have   Dr. A. P. McDiarmid, of Robson.
PANTAGES Theatre
WEEK OF JANUARY 22nd, 1917
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j jusl read il:  il affords another reas
centuries   ago-and   to   lay   down   tlf   fof ,.why  .���,,��� ,,,,���.,  gQ ,Q ^^^ .
law to Russia.    Today  Russia has the.
laugh Oil us. and it is matter for self-       T1,(,  1;;.h(i|i ^ ^ |k,
congratulation to  Britishers that the
have to deal vvith an ally that know
how to be generous and to forget.      '
what they want���they deserve it1
I thani- God that my know ledgi
women is like Sam Welter's knowledge oi London���"extensive and peculiar." 1 have known the woman
who loved purple ami fine linen, who
'ould wear furs and diamonds, and iter i
beauty deserved them, eat dry bread,
and "make over" her old frocks without a murmur, Povert) comes in at
the dour, love does NOT fly oul al
the window wi ill some women, and
the women who I have known to relax Iheir good hearts, their gooil nature, their good looks, were not the
vinegar-souled, "gi ody-goody," ''Hallelujah" 'inging kind, but those who
had "a g< od time" when they got  the
tbis   i-   what  a  '-re:.l  bat I er   -  id
in Chicago tne other day:
"Stale Socialism in Europe may
velop .problems���the like of >���.' h
:':iv.' never concerned our minds. ' e
may hai e t. me< t colic ��� e buj :.
state-aided industries! for - I govj.
eriiim t.i.il co-opcra'.ion with business
quiti   outside  out   i of  th night
Govt rnnn ntal com: ' of ocean-borne
commerce and novel factors in international finance -.:,1 be subjects for
national consideration Indeed, there
may ultimately come out of the great
war changes in forms of government
that   will   have   profound   and   world-
Ichance���and   wen   content   to   "take|witl<*  influence."
All if which, as Hamlet says. 1
I do verily believe. The question is
will the workers see that the changes
not a
Bert   that   God  ordained   the   war  to |the rough with the smooth."    Bishop|
punish   men   for   their   sins      lie   did  Korris,   you   "know   nothing   of   poli
not   think   the   war   was   ordained  by  tics," you say���1  am afraid  your ex
Cod.   but   he   di.!   think   thai   it   was perience of women has been  limitet
And ihe  Briton must laugh al him-   permitted     by     Him.       lie       knew ito lhe circles in which bishops gener-   '"w  the    c'*anges
self when he remembers how. a few nothing    about     politics.      but     he ally   move.     Vou   want   a   few   days  richer  am.   tne  pot
years ago,  in  the  days  of  the  "Jin-1believed that Cermany had been call- among the working women of South
goes"���he .yelled "The Russians they ing for war since, say.  I860, and had  London���or  South  Vancouver.
shant have Con-slan-to-no-ple.
Some Canadian papers are foolishly
raking up bygone references to Lloyd
George as "a demagogue" and an
["obscure attorney with push." It is
true thai bis- former political adherents made a god of him, while hi.s
opponents declined to concede to him
even the attribute of honesty. Today
he forces himself upon us as an influence indispensable to the Empire;
and whethei lie is single-minded or
not   is   not   the   affair   of  the   public.
There  are  times���the  present  is  one  God was a reality would dare to take
of  them���when  a  nation  must  needs  up S,K], an attitude.
allowed   herself   to   drift   into   it.     It
did  seem  to  him.  however,  that  Cod
\\ hat s   in   a   name:     asked   luliel.
took  the  onportumtv   man   had   given   , .-���    ,        ,-, ���
,,.      , . , .       ' I venture to sav tnai Mr Leo Llnozz
linn  by  punishing  them,     vlcn   had
ire for their benefit, or will they allow  the  "changes"  to make  thc  rich
r   poorer;     there
wont be much change in that.
given Him the opportunity, and God
took it. It was a pity that men did
not take the opportunities that God
gave them. Tlie man was blind who
did not see that God was using lhe
war to discipline and punishment, and
men such as Robert Sievcr, the editor
cf "John Bull," were worse than blind
if they made a mock of God's purpose in  this war.    N'o man to whom
* *  *
I   thought   Horatio   Bottomley,  not
be opportunist; when expediency
looms large, and when energy, clearness of sight, decision, hardness ami j"Bob" Sievier. was editor of "John
power to lead are ol" more value to Bull," but let it pass. There are
the Empire than the pure. loving many more important errors in one
heart of an  angel  could be.    llritain: 01*  tbc   most  absurd     sermons    ever
vloncy owes a good deal to Ids name.
Mow could a wilier nn financial sublets with, a name like that be overlooked? He has been appointed par-
liaiuetary secretary to the shipping
controller���Slid, apart from his name,
be is a very good man for the job.
As Sir Joseph Maclay, who fills the
last  -  named  post,  is  not  himself a
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A LIEE INCOME FOR THE WOMAN IN BLACK
Xot long ago ihe woman in black y\as a maiden in
white with orange-blossoms in her hair and a pledge on
tier lips. She may have been a wagc-c liner, steady and
competent. When she became the mother, to the duty
of making the home was added that of rearing children.
On the success of her duties as mother now depends
largely the character of the children; on the value of their
character tests in the ultimate the security of thc race.
Let us view her as she comes back to the home from
the funeral.
The last sympathising friend has tleparted. The children, too young to understand, are at the neighbor's home.
Before her is the darkened room, yet redolent of roses.
With the housekeeper's instinct, she straightens this and
that, coming to a little pile of letters, placed to be seen
by the friend who did not go to the cemetery. She opens
and reads. Here is one from his employer, containing a
cheque for a month's salary.   How generous!   This cheque
COMMERCIAL  TRAVELLERS'   ASSOCIATION   OF
CANADA
The Forty-fourth annual meeting of the Commercial
Travellers' Association of Canada Has held, in Toronto,
on December 28th. The annual report submitted by President James O, Cane, showed that despite the heavy payments on mortuary benefit claims the balance carried forward from Profit and Loss to Permanent Reserve amount
to $63,436 and the surplus allotment account $24,447.91,
making total assets of $1,246,753.65. "Among the names
on the mortuary list the Directors regret the death particularly,'' said Mr. Cane, "oi two of their number, the
late John Gibson, ex-president and W. B. Black, who served as director for many years."
Further Mr. Cane said that the questions affecting hotel accommodation had received the very best attention
of the commitiees in charge and public accommodation
without the sale of intoxicating liquor is now on trial.
Five  thousand dollars were given  to  the  British   Red
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The Standard, with which Is Incorporated the Saturday
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politics the paper Is Independent Liberal.
Publishers The Standard Printer*
Geo. L. VVilmol, Copley Xoyes & Randall, Hamilton, and
!���'. J. Zauimers, Mclntyre Son & Co., Montreal. Mr. T. II.
Gemmell, of the firm of that name for the Guelph Hoard.
Resolutions of local character usual such as appointment of auditors, representation io C, X. Exhibition, and
approprpiation to retiring President with singing God
Save the King closed a very harmonious meeting.
TO HELP INSURANCE CLERKS
The President of the Equitable Life of Xew York announces that the Home Office clerks whose salaries arc
less than $1,800 a year will receive an emergency remuneration cheque each month equal to HI per cent, of their
salary until the abnormally high prices of necessities are
lowered.
SUICIDES IN THE STATES
Frederick L. Hoffman, the well-known statistician of
the Prudential Life, has published all interesting paper on
the suicide record for 1915. The rale for the year was 20.3
per cent per 100,000 of population for 100 American cities,
as compared with 20.0 per cent per 100,000 for the preceding quiqueiinial period, and 20.7 per cent pel* 100.000
for the preceding year, which was the highest rate on record since 1890, except for the year 1908,
A  RECORD INSURANCE POLICY
All insurance records were broken iii contract written
I by Kquilablc Life Assurance Society of Xew York, with
Union Pacific Railroad involving oyer $30,000,000 on the
I group plan, under which is provided insurance equivalent
lo one year's salary, not to exceed $2,500, On each employee. Equitable also wrote $7,01X1.000 insurance oil
Montgomery Ward employees, and on Studebaker Corporation's 10,000 employees and 18,000 of II. F, Goodrich
Company.
* * *
The solicitor who sold a $30,000,001) policy io the Union
Pacific Railroad covering most of lhe 40,00(1 employees
felt he bad done enough for the day and went home directly after lunch.
DIG  I'll.!, FOR W oiNnF.I) TOHMIRS
A Inure cracker belnp cnrrled Into the City of London Tied Cross Hospital In Flnsbury Square where preparations
are being made for a Merry Christmas.   A small deputation received It on the steps.
THE COST OF LIVING AND INSURANCE
I.wry day we sec items in lhe daily newspapers dilating
on the increasing cost ol practically all commodities, and
almost daily wc read of wages bein.; increased, or ol demands being made and strikes threatened, il they are not
increased, usually  to a  maximum ol  about 25 per cent.
In the October issue of "field Notes." the official paper
of the  Northwestern  Mutual  Life of  Milwaukee,  Wis.,
there  is  presented  a  graphic  illustration  of commodity
prices for a twenty-five year period.   $11.50 now is worth
about as much as $9.75  was worth last year, or as $8.75
���was   worth   two  years  ago.    $11.50  now  is  worth   not  a
rent  more   than  was  $5.75  back   in   bS96  or just  twenty
years ago,   It stands to reason, therefore, that a man who
sought to protect his family twenty years ago by $20,000
life  insurance, now needs in excess of $40,000 or  twice
what was then sufficient.    The man who sought to protect his family with $20,000 life insurance two years ago,
now requires an additional $10,000 to keep his insurance
protection on the basis he originally intended.   Thc same
per  centage  maintains  all  along the  line, whether your
patron is the holder of a $1,000 policy or of one for $100,-
000.    As "Field Notes'1 remarks, "There is no excuse for
failure to write a large volume of business during the remainder of the year,  for the  people have the money to
pay for insurance and the rising prices offer the best possible  reason  for men  who  are  now  insured  to  increase
their lines."    And it might be remarked in passing, life
insurance costs, not more, but actually 'less, than it ever
did in the past.   In this respect, it stands practically alone,
i���Insurance World.
was not earned. Generosity is ever the twin of charity.
This is the last pay-cheque and a gratuity. Is it charity's
beginning? They had been frugal and there are some
hundreds in the savings bank. Even that is in his name
and she knows the law's delays lies between her and its
possession, even if the court shall alloyv it to her. The
expense of the illness and the funeral will take much of
this. Perhaps tliere will be enough to lend to that specially sympathetic relative who only yesterday had whispered to her that he would invest her money and earn at
least ten per cent, for her. Then she remembered that
not long ago this same relative had sought to borrow their
savings and they had concluded tbe loan would not be
safe. Another envelope, with the name of a life insurance company on it. She had opposed life insurance, she
now bitterly recalls, lie seemed so strong and she thought
she would go first. She opened quickly and read: "I was
your late husband's friend for a number of years. 1 feel
deeply with you in your loss. But I have more than sympathy to bring you. I persuaded your husband to place
a Continuous Monthly Income policy on his life for your
benefit. Beginning with the first of next month, my company will begin to pay to you a monthly income io continue as long t'S you live. Tbe amount of Ihis monthly
income will be Ihc same as Ihe monthly housekeeping
allowance yon have had, Should you die before receiving it for two hundred ami forty months, or for twenty
years, lhe balance of the unpaid portion of such iwo hundred and forty instalments wiil be continued lo your children, For you. the income lasts as long as you may live;
il will lasi if ycti die within twenty years until the youngest child is of age. 1 will call the day after tbe funeral
to take the proofs of death. May each cheque, as it reaches you in thc years to come, assure you comfort and tell
afresh the story of your husband's love."
No need now for thc woman in black to speculate with
her mite nor to struggle for scanty wages. Ready invested is her fund, its fixed income to come as she had been
used to receive her allowance, guaranteed now by the millions of the company, protected by thc supervision of the
State, as certain as the solvency of the world. Down
through life's eventide may go this woman in black, perhaps with weary feet, through stubble-fields of gathered
harvests, yet each month shall shine in her.sky the crescent of a new hope, the Continuous Monthly Income
cheque.���Life Association  Xews
Cross Fund and in accordance with by-law 67 tbe Hoard
under the advice of an actuary fixed the amount of the
mortuary benefit for thc year 1917 at one thousand dollars maximum.
It was moved and the resolution was adopted that a sum
not to exceed fifteen thousand dollars should be appropriated for application to patriotic purposes.
Mr. If. Beddington moved, E. Fielding seconded resolution asking the Hoard of Directors to move in the direction of securing the appointing of an advising Executive
Committee composed of representatives from each Coin-
jmercial Travellers' Association to hold consultation on
matters effecting transportation in all parts of the Dominion.���Carried.
The new officers of the association arc Mr. Alex. Cook
of Messrs. Greenshields, Montreal, president. The directors for the Toronto Board: J. \V. Charles of II. P. Eck-
hardt; John Curtis, The Comfort Soap Co., F, W, S. Day is,
Sanderson, Peasey & Co., Harry J, DodgSOn, Greenshields;
John Everett, Christie, llrown K: Co.; U. G, Hector, VV, R.
Brock it Co., Robt, J. Orr, Phillips Manufacturing Co.!
THE PORT OF HALIFAX
According to Joseph M. Tobin of Halifax, who is organizing $2,000,000 Xova Scotia Shipbuilding Co.. the Canadian government is formulating a plan for improving port
of Halifax by expenditure of $30000,000 which will include
establishment of a large shipbuilding plant. He saitl that
to aid shipbuilding the Canadian government had remitted 99 per cent, of all duties on raw material entering into
construction of vessels.
CANADA OUTDISTANCES ROME
We tlo not pretend to compete with the classic city iu
many points, but al least we are paying more for our flour,
although wc are one of lhe great wheat producing countries of thc world, A recent despatch announces that the
price of flour in Rome has increased to 22 1-2 per cent.
This works oul lo $4.32 in Rome as compared with a present price in Camilla of $4.<XI and a high point of $5.3(1 touched in  N'o.etnbi r last,
J, I). McArthur, of Edmonton, the well-known railroad
builder, announces that lenders will be called tor the construction of a million dollar sled btldgl over the Peace
Rivet', iuimcdialelv north of the town of  Peace  River. ,
THE QUICK AND THE DEAD
Automobiles killed 729 persons last year on the streets
and highways of New York state, as compared with 663
an 1915.
BIG BUSINESS MEN CARRY INSURANCE
Many of lhe biggest business men in the United States
and Canada carry heavy life insurance. They find that
big insurance is a guarantee that their business will survive if they should die. Some of thc big amounts carried
by merchants follow: John Wananiaker has life insurance
to the extent of $4,000,000; Gimbel Brothers have $1,500,-
000; Little Brothers of Philadelphia, has a line of $1,000,-
000; and Henry F. Selfridge of London has another $1,-
000,000.. *
t^&l *���>_> tm+<H0> 1g*L4n���j
TO INVESTORS
HOSE WHO, FROM TIME TO TIME, HAVE FUNDS REQUIRING
INVESTMENT MAY PURCHASE
AT PAR
DOMINION OF CANADA DEBENTURE STOCK
IN SUMS OF $500 OR ANY MULTIPLE THEREOF.
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exchange at
any chartered Bank in Canada)-at the rate of five per cent per annum from the date of
purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,
as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue
in Canada other than an issuo of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and
stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their
stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA,
OCTOBER 7th, 1916. SATURDAY,   JANUARY   3),    1917
THE  STANDARD
SEVEN
The WAR and the WORKERS
An Address delivered by Dr. Mack Eastman, Private in 253rd Queen's
University Highlanders, at the People's Forum, Sunday, Dec. 31
Militarism has cursed the life of
Europe foi many years. Nowhere was
its stilling weight more felt than in
Prance, and nowhere did it arouse
more   opposition   among   the   people.
Externally  Prance    was    completely
militarized;   for  years before  lhe  war
she had been exempting only about
16 per cent of her men from their
term in tin- barracks whereas Germany,   vvith   her    great     population,
could aiionl io exempt about 44 per
rent. Yel the soul of the Republic
never was militarized, for the mass of
her people accepted militarism only
under protest, a- .t m cessary evil, as
; ) a barrier at ainsl .i more desolating
evil, againsl   i German invasion,
For i'ti years before the war. the
French working class, through ii- iu
dustrial unions .ind its parliamentary
rcprcscntativi s. mail.- fierce war upon
militarism :'! home and abroad. They
s'n ve to organize*internationally a-
gainst militarism and war. Their
enemies accused litem of disloyalty
to France, but ihe accusation was
stupid. They were not disloyal t"
��� France, hut they were loyal to humanity. Tlieir ideal was the federation
of Eufope in a league of liberty. As
the European governments were not
progressing in that direction, the
French Socialists and Syndicalists
saw their only remaining hope in the
combined effort of international labor.
In congress after congress, their leaders preached this proletarian gospel;
they urged the workers of other coun-
(ries to agree with them lhat if war
became imminent, they would all declare a general strike and so paralyze
mobilization. In 1910 at Copenhagen, the English delegates supported
the idea; the lesser countries were already favorable; everything now depended on the Social Democracy of
Germany But the Social Democrats
argued from the history of the past
and from the Gospel according to
Kari Marx that it could not be done.
At any fate, it was loo rcvolutii nary
for them. If they even talked of ii
too boldly, they would be clapped into prison. Nevertheless, a minority
among ihem, led by Dr. Liebknecht.
was becoming ever more vigorously
nnti-militarist, and upon its progress
rHepcndcri the fate of the movement
and perhaps tlie fate of the nations.
The French .never ceased lo urge
'hem on, am! many were hoping that
when ihey im I in congress tn Vienna
on Augusi _'4. 1914, ihe German leaders would l'i* prepared to bind themselves and their organisations to save
Europe from destruction by a preventive general strike. However, the
congress never met, The storm burst
too soon.
At Brussels, in the hist days of July.
Jaures, the great orator, scholar and
Socialist, made a last desperate appeal
for peace. There, too. .Ionium*., the
French labor leader, met Legicu, the
German, and sought to rouse him to
action, Legion could promise nothing. Still hoping againsl hope, the
General Confederation of Labor organized demonstrations in Paris, and
<m July 30 wired a final appeal to Berlin, Meanwhile the leaders became
cognizant of the desperate efforts
France was making to maintain peace.
Jaures declared: "If I were lhe
French government, I could not do
better." Jaures was just beginning
to call the French masses to arms
when he was assassinated by a maniac. His was an irreparable loss to
France and mankind. In her hour
of peril, France would have found him
llie great iuspirer of the national defence, Tbe labor men knew in their
anguish  that   he  hail  been  merely  the
firsi victim of the approaching catastrophe. In their manifesto of August
1st, they confessed themselves "Mib
merged by events." "You women
who are weeping at ihis hour, we have
done everything to spare you this
sorrow, but alas' today we van only
deplore  the  accomplished  fact."
1 >tit they were going simply to deplore it while the Teutonic hordes
rushed on Paris? (Hi. no! Thai is
not French logic, nor French temperament. They were anti - militarists
and must smash the keystone of Hu-
ropean militarism; they were democrats and must defend republican democracy against Imperial autocracy;
they were humanitarian idealists and
must defend France against Germany.
Across the grave of Jaures, they joined hands with all Frenchmen in the
Union Sacree, and their eloipteut leader, Jouh.uix. exclaimed: "Driven into
the struggle we rise to repel the invader and safeguard the patrimony
of civilisation and generous idealogy
which history has bequeathed us . . .
F.mperors of Germany and Austria,
junkers of Prussia and great Austrian
seigneurs, you who. through hatred
of democracy, have willed this war.
we undertake to sound the knell of
your reign. W'e shall he the soldiers
of freedom lo conquer for the oppressed a regime of liberty, to create
harmony among the peoples by a free
entente among the nations. We have
not lost all hope of seeing the German people . . . awake from their unhappy   si.imber,   shake   off   the   bane-
jftil grip of Emperor and junker, and.
J by a supreme effort in which we shall
be happy and co-operate, end forever
the dishonoring rule of iheir martinets, and join us on the road to bint
ty-"
And Jouhaux spoke for thc workers
of France. Had they sulked and ball
ed, democracy would have been doom
ed in western Europe, lim they did
not betray their countrj; tin v saved
it. None have been more valianl in
tin- fight ������!��� murc strenuous in thc
t.i.'t try.
What  has been  the  result?    Their
influence has greatly increased in th.
land. The Minister of Munitions, tin
Lloyd ('������ rgc of France, Albert Thomas, is a membi r of the United So
cialisl Party. So ate two other members of the government, while four
others call themselves Independent
Socialists. With the exception ot
Ribot, the Minister ,,f Finance, the
most active and effective men in the
government of France since lhe outbreak ol war have been Socialist or
socialistic. Never again will a reactionary minority be able to persuade the middle '-hisses of France
lhat Syndicalists and Socialists are
unpatriotic, And thai accusation was
the great obstacle in the way of their
progress before the war.
In no way do they hamper national
defence. Last April the Minister of
Munitions lauded them for "the present union of effort and organization
which the mosl audacious among us
would never have dreamed vvas possible." Since August, 1914, France has
supplied nearly 6,000,000 fighting men.
Nothing shori of that would' have
saved her. hour other millions of
people have been mobilized for war
work; and these include not only women but foreigners and tens of thousands of Africans. Hut the labor men
do not worry about that, for thc outside labor is imported by the government and will be exported by the governmeni when the right time comes,
j The nation is controlling national rc-
I sources more and more from week to
week. A vear ago Anatole France ex-
Iclaimed: "Frenchmen, that you may
prevail against the enemy, hold your
goods and your thoughts in common.
Toward our Motherland, he nol more
niggardly ot your wealth than of your
blood;" and his ideal is being realized.
Organised , Jab- r criticises when necessary, bul h'Clp's till ihe tinn. ami
ihe Confederation litis taken a leading pari in the war on the alcoholic
plague which was a source of weakness there as elsewhere.
Britain
Xow let us cross the Channel to
our own Mother Country. To the
British workman, lhe peril seemed
less terrible and his response was
correspondingly slower. Me rightly
fought the profit-mongers, but sometimes he wrongly retarded governmental activity. His own rights had
been acquired by slow and painful
struggle all down the last century,
and he naturally feared to abandon
them even for a moment, Above all.
he swore never to submit to conscription, and sometimes he joined the
No-Conscription Fellowship, The
leaders of the Fellowship were noble,
unselfish men, but I told them they
were unwillingly yet certainly playing
into the hands of the arch-enemy of
their own principles.
Meanwhile men like lien Tillett had
faced ihe situation squarely, "ue
nighl iii July. 1915, at a Socialist
meeting in Queen's Hall the resolution affirmed "the de. I conviction
tliat any premature and inconclusive
peace which left the I lohenzolleru
despotism in existence, would render
futile the sublime suffering and sacrifice of the Allies and burden thc European democracies with a militarism infinitely more crushing and fatal to progress than any that Europe
has hitherto endured." That same evening Ben Tillett scourged the skulkers and scoffed at trades unionists
who claimed to oppose compulsion on
principle. These and similar iltVas
made headway as lhe immensity ol"
Britain's task pressed itself upon every mind.
Meanwhile Slate Socialism was
slowly spreading over England, lie-
ginning with the Bank of England,
national control was reaching out to
railways and textile industries, and
munition factories. As Lloyd George
said in July. 1915: "We think that labor will he readier to dispense with,
these rather restrictive practices when
Ibev arc working in a national factory where 110 one can suggest that
any profit is made for anybody except thc nation." Or, as Blatchford
put il. "'''he workers will work for
the nation, or for  (lie  war, bul  they
will not trust the employers."    This
was the crux of the question. Since
that time the process lias continued
until coal mines and food supplies
have been affected; and now it is a
question of the drink industry,
All these converging influences
long ago decided the workers to accept conscription and to enter collectively into the mighty struggle for
democratic liberty iu which individually so many thousands of them already have laid down their lives.
From a rather negative altitude ihey
had beer swinging around t.. a vigorous, positive attitude, with the result
dial today Arihnr Henderson and
John Hodge represent tli.' interests
and ideal., of labor more effectively
than Ihey have ever been represented
bef ire in l!r.tain. Tod i) thc workei -
an- nol affrighted bj ihe problem of
in .mploymenl at the close of tiie.
war,
Australia |
Before  ci ming  to Canada, a
about   Australia.   Tl ere orgat ized labor has defeated    onscriptiou.    Why?
Because tin re a- elsew here the work I
ers know  tint  in peace time tlic con-
, script  armies  of  Europe  have often
been tools in the Ifands of ihe enemies
, of lab. -. Rut also because Australia
had alieady raised her quota on the
voluntary "Ian, while Canada has not. j
Aud again, because Australia is haunted by lhe spectre of a dark, little
bogey-man who might get her some
lark night if .she doesn't watch out.
At.d   she's   all   alone   there     on     ihe
ocean.
Whatevc
mde has ���
labor part;.
her  reasons  labor's atii-
troyed ihc power of the
ir the present.
Canada and the War
And now for ourselves. Two and a
half years ago Canada formally entered the war. Her people almost unanimous!}' approved. Organized labor .approved either actively or passively. There was no strike in the
mines or on the railways. There was
not even a belated attempt to pie-
vent our boys from sacrificing themselves. They were encouraged to go.
They we'e urged to go, and ihey
went. I Know some people are now
whispering lhat the war is none of
Canada's business. They should have
found oul that three or four years
ago when each political party was
outbidding the other in expressions
of devotion to lhe Empire. Then the
question might have been open lo discussion. Xow it is closed. To use
it now as an excuse for national
blacking is illogical, selfish, disloyal.
I say disloyal, not only lo the Empire, but also to Canada, l'..r .Canada, ill company of Britain, has made
war on Germany. Canada has committed the unparodnablc sin. A v ic-
t..tions Germany would have the military right t" annex us or to crush n>
wilh indemnities, H she did not do
so I .should lose till respect for her.
I should call her a silly sentimentalist.
Weak sentimentality is it"', ihe ..ut
standing vice of official Germany, X".
lite moment Canada entered ihc war.
she was unquestionably in danger of
losing her independence. To avert
such ti calamity the whole force of
the nation  should be mobilized.
Hut, you say, there is no peril, because Germany is not going to win.
And why is she not going to win.'
Because France and Britain are doing what Canada has not done. They
are gathering up their total strength
to hurl ai Ihe enemy. They expect us
lo do likewise. We are in honor
bound to do likewise. If we did not
mean to do thai, we had no business
entering the war. If we cannot rise
to the same level as our allien, we
are unworthy of them. France has
nearly one-sixth of her population in
uniform; llritain nearly one-tenth;
Canada aboul  one-eighteenth.      Vnd
yet of lhe three countries, Canada
alone has a sm phis of men over women. Am1 Canada is richer especially in young men of military age.
(in the French basis, we could put imi
500.000 but over 800,000 men into uniform. I'' after .50 months of war we
���ire nol willing to do what France did
it once, whal tight have we lo be
called her ally? What right have we
to appear life-size at the peace conference? Otir volunteers have been
magnificent, but in comparison with
Britain and France, our civilian population is tloing nothing. It is not
even supplying recruits enough to lill
up the ranks.
Is not this scandalous? We allowed
these men to suffer and tlie for us
and then we refuse to "carry on!"
Recruiting is slow and grotesquely
expensive, ft played out nine months
ago.    What  is the remedy?
Conscription
There is no remedy but conscription. Ah! the dreadful word! Yes.
but war is a dreadful thing: but when
your beaten, it's ghastly. Wc need
conscription of the right kind, thorough-going, democratic, without loopholes, applied without fear or favor
to priesl ttud layman, mechanic, professor, scavenger antl hank clerk*. Thc
single men first if you like, and the
married men after.
It   would   he   fairer   in   every   way:
fairer to onr allies, fairer to our volunteers, fairer to the physically unfit
who suffer from undeserved contempt It ".ould be welcomed by
many men I know, who would make
splendid soldiers and who want to
serve, but who cannot break away until the nation commands. Hut there
are objections to conscription.
The  Objections
(1 I Some say volunteers are more
efficient. Even so. you .-,1111101 get
enough of them. In this connection
the newspapers attribute an amazing
remark t" Sir Sam Hughes: "History
has never 1,ro.lucei! copipulsory soldiers who have done what tin- demo-
. I..' 1 ol I 'anada, ������< Gn al llritain. of
France, have done in this war." Ye..
but the French soldiei    ��� ripts.
The heroes <.f Verdun are conscripts.
In tbis war ihey do nol feel lhe
:���  1 ion;   they   feel   like     voluuti ��� ���
ml!   that's   Ihc   v ay   most   Can 11
,vould 1'.' :1,    Tli.-n  are few  real cowards iu tie' ���'.orld
_' 1 \ .-. ond 'i'l.- ii"" - thai compulsion is w r mg, imt organized
men would not say that except as a
joke. They compel their fellows t"
do tlieir duty by their class, am! they
(ry 10 compel employers to do their
duty by their employees. So they
could not object 10 compelling everyone lo do his duty by the nation.
(3) X01 is it trtn that conscription
would fall with especial severity upon
the working class, Visit the camps
and recruiting stations today and
whom will you find there? Working
men in great majority. And conscription has worked, out in France, it has
discriminated in favor of skilled labor. It has brought Socialistic mechanics back to lhe workshops and
left the peasants, professors and capitalists in the trenches.
(4) Again, there arc those who do
not believe in war. Neither do I. I
lived on the prairies one summer. I
didn't approve of prairie fires, but one
night when our shack vvas threatened,
1 fought fire with fire. It vvas fight
or smothet And that's jusl our case
today.
(5) Finally, some men fear that if
we once accept military conscription,
il will fasten its fangs for ever upon
us. That's what will happen if we do
not win. If Germany wins, a wave
of iinitai've militarism vvill sweep a-
n 1111:1! tin world. Likewise, if the war
ends in a '.raw. we shall all be mili-
tari 'ed. willy-nilly, for the next struggle, If we win. we ran take care of
our own militarist-. They are a small
minority in France and the Hritish
Empire.
Advantages of Conscription
So much  for  the Objection's.    Now I
for  the advantages.
(li   Universal   service    alone    can
,-:iist'  us   collective!}   t"  th.'  level   ..ft
In ��� ct_im    tn:-   spir .tii-il  unit*    -it 1.  :
1 y tiie i" oplc of France.    ' lossip a;-.! j
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with my enlistment. Ontario is debited wilh the non-enlistment of my
father, mother and sister. Many districts in Ontario and lhe Maritime
Provinces have been almost denuded
of young men for years, because the
youth havi obeyed the command:
''Young man, go west." (by they have
gone to Toronto and Hamilton and
London, and these centres have naturally done as  well   is  the  west.
National s-tv u'e might web' us into real nationhood; and 1 have reason
to believe it vvotibl not he csistcd lo
the danger point ill  Quebec
(J) Again, conscription "i man
power lias a* its c irojlnrj the con-
Scriptloil ot wealth. \s Mr. R. lb
Bennett said: "There arc '.hose who
can pay, and they must p,-_y whether
they want to or not." That was well
spoken. I hope it will be dtpne. Lasi
Wednesday Sir Robert Bonden assured the executive of the Trades and
Labor Congress that the government
had accepted the principle of taxing
wealth for the prosecution of the war.
That is a just and reasonable .'principle and it is the duty of Canadian democracy to see that the prit/iciple is
realized in practice.
1 need hardly refer 10 tltosc who
seek personal profit in the manufacture of munitions and wa(r supplies.
A fortniglu ago Mr. J. \\. I'Tavelle.
chairman of the Imperial'^ Munitions
Board, dealt properly with| such vultures when be indignantly exclaimed:
"Profits! Send profits to hell where
they belong."   '
Hut al! large incoiiy.es should bc affected by a heavily* graduated income
tax. If lhe wealthy men of Canada
want their weald '\o he defended, thev
.s. >
must pay lhe e\;. uses of the defenders. Our volunteers have as a rule
no wealth of their J own to defend;
their patriotism is n-.yt so crassly material; bin*   their  geueifosily  must   not
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abl; to keep step with the legislators
of other democracies. Today the
well-t i-'io iu Canada are not required
to contribute as much to save the nation iron: destruction as the well-to-
do in England were required to contribute alter 1WP for the maintenance
of tfoveriunent in time of peace. After iwo ond a half year's war. our
system of taxation remains less social, less democratic than the b'ng-
lish system operating four or five
years before the conflict began. As
for English taxation at present, re-
rnember what Mr. Asquith told the la-
Ivor men last July. The income tax
on $10(10 had risen since the war
from 38 pounds to 139 pounds, that is
from less than 4 per cent, to nearly
14 per cent: and. on 5000 pounds from
292 pounds to 1502 pounds, that is
from less than 6 per cent, to more
than 30 per cent. And Mr. Asquith
blandly added: "I do not know that
the process has yet come to an end."
I'tider the Lloyd George administra-
! tion e, in.,. :'tiess thai 11 will not , nd
'" ' abruptly, Dear, old fashioned
England! Whal ,1 quainl example
for fair young Canada with her puny
business t.i\ '
In this country wo have no fear of
autocracy, or aristocracy. The issue
:- between democracy and plutocracy.
biiiajly, conscription will create powerful, central macninerv which alone
can grapple with ihe tremendous problem "f readjustment after thc war.
A strong national government would
be able to utilize this war machine to
guarantee our hundreds of thousands
of returning soldiers against the injustice ami humiliation of unemployment. During the war it could control
the importation bf foreign labor, admitting it whete necessary, but vvith
the same hind of understanding which
exists in I'Vanci and England with regard 10 Algerian and Kaffir labor.
The stronger the federal government
the more easily it could follow Eng-
land's example where dc-sirahle in
nationalizing certain basic industries.
Our extie.uc decentralization into
provinces will make it harder to socialize our industrial life than if out-
federal g 'vernment. like the ceutral-
(Contimied on page S) EIOHT
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ized governments of Britain and
France, had control of our natural
resources. Nevertheless, if the popular demand be strong enough, some
co-operative organization can he developed to unify federal ami provincial action in the economic sphere.
When a man like Sir Henry Drayton
advises that the shipping of the Hritish Empire he controlled after the
war hy a central authority having a
full and intelligent knowledge of
world-wide conditions, it becomes evident that at least some planks in
socialistic platforms have not been as
Utopian as their critics alleged. The
extent to which some of these Utopias
shall pass into realities will depend
largely upon the pressure which an
intelligently and vigorously democratic public opinion may bring to bear
upon the public authorities.
This is the supreme opportunity of
the working class in Canada, and the
supreme opportunity of our generation. Do some of you still say you
have no country?   Then, now is the
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time to gel one. In the last week
or so, some of your leaders have spoken and written more wisely than
their comrades farther east. Hut the
rank and file must follow up. You
should crowd into your unions and
press upon your executives united and
vigorous action. Bc positive, not negative. J. :i. Thomas, the English
railway men's leader, says lab.r can
lose or win the war. Canadian labor
can shorten ur prolong the war. If
the war drags on, conscription will
come anyway, if you oppose it, it
will be carried through by men who
have little Sympathy with real democracy. Why not arouse yourselves in
time? Conscription is needed right
now. Instead of balking a National
Registration which is only a halfway measure, the working class organizations of Canada ought to urge
that National Registration be accompanied by conscription, the right kind
of conscription ��� conscription with
guarantees for labor and with representation for labor���conscription military anil economic. If you rise to thc
emergency, as the workers of France
and Britain have risen, you will mightily improve the condition of your
class; you will save tens of thousands
of precious lives; you will help save
the Canadian nation and the British
Commonwealth ami the French democracy. You will help save the political ideals for which they stand. Nay
more, you will gather power to socialize and humanize and Christianize our
economic life; and you will influence
the terms of 'peace. Wc shall approach our ideal of a federation of
liberal nations for world peace.
Today we are Hearing the time the
great Belgian poet, Verhaercti, might
have meant when he wrote of the
"Minute unique in which centuries
tremble,
The grcat hour when the aspects of
thc world change,
When what was just and sacred appears strange,
When wc mount to the summits of a
new faith.
When lhe new truth is forged and decreed
And freed from the bondage "f the
laws."
The changes will not be as sudden
as the poet fancies, bill Ihey are under way.
This is Hie "nilnutc unique" for
Canadian democracy. Labor is strong
beyond ils numbers, for labor is indispensable. Let labor lead and la-
Ibor will-come into its own.
Ottawa, January 6.���Spite- of peerages and such, Sir Mux Aitken retaipS
his official position as Canadian Eye
Witness, supposedly at the front, but
really tending his iiwn fences in dear
old Luiinon. li is about time SIR
Max dropped the pretence and let a
real newspaper man have the job.
Sir Max as Eye Witness is a juke and
lhe joke  is on  Canada.
Many people have written iu tu ask
why Sir Mas was appointed. What
qualifications had he? The answer is
lhat  Sir  Max  gut the job  because Ile
wanted  in la- a  safety-first  colonel
and have a sort of official status in
the war that would help him ill his
social aspirations in England. Sir
Max guessed righl when lie figured
that being Canadian I'.ye Witness
would help him a l"t with the folks
at Westminster. The immediate result is a peerage. Sir Max becomes
Lord Brunswick, thereby conferring,
as no doubt he vvill imagine, distinction on both his native province and
on a very gallant gentleman who dietl
at Waterloo; There is nothing small
about Max when it comes to choosing
a name to grace his new title.
Another of Sir Max's qualifications
is that In had a Canadian career. Ik-
was am uu the first persons in Canada lo teach the greedy money to get
TO      SAV1?     CAPTAIN      Ill.AIKH*.   ���
������.-IKASIJRF-S   HAVE  HI'-RIV   TAKKK"
This is the Intrepid Hritish murine
captain who rammed his freight ship
at a German submarine���according lo
lhe rierman Mlory���nnd on helng tal��6ti*
prisoner wan threatened hy the MJer-
mniis vvith dellth I'or piracy. |^-]H ease
vvas brought up in the ltrltLs^j House
of Commons, vvith Ihe result/ Hint Sir
Edward ('arson Intimated Umi neces
sary measures hnd been t:ykt,n tn save
Captain   Itltiikie's  life.
|v.ns never tired of spending in aey
j at being a gentleman. Max tqa I ' is
money splash sn well lhat il .vas n_,t
long before lie was a knight. Presently he hi issomed out tis a Ian.net
and now he is a baron 110 less, i lis
rise litis alivays bein a great puzzle
t' ihe people wlm knew him over
here. They certainly tlo mistake
strange things for typical Canadians
over in England. Max is aboul as
typical n| Canada as the sunflower
is nf hashfnlness.
Besides being a Canadian whose
colors had run iu the wash, Sir Max
had other qualifications for Ihe post
of Canadian Eye Witness. I'or example, he was a friend of K. B. Bennett's, who is his partner in an elevator combine which operates in lhe
prairie provinces. Naturally R, B.
kept plugging for�� Max just as Max
kept plugging fur R, II.. with the result tha. Max became Eye Witness
and li. B. became Director of Nat
ional Service, both bomb-proof jobs
to which great glory was attached.
Sir Max is, of course, a conscription-
ist, just as Sir Sam is openly, and
just as R. B. would be, if he wasn't
afraid of civil war. Which reminds
us that R. B. is as great a dreader,
ceteris, paribus, of civil war for this
country as Sir Edward Carson is for
Ireland. It runs in our memory that
R. B. made his first mad rush into
federal politics away back in 1905 on
a civil war platform. He was afraid
so he said, that the prairie provinces
were about to rebel, lie himself hall
much ado not to cry "To Arms." lie
restrained himself, however, because
fighting makes a nasty mess. As R.
B, will remember, we bad then, instead of civil war, which he feared,
a general election, which the Liberals
won. That is our way in North America���R. B. talks civil war and we
have an election. In South America
it is the other way around. i
Still another qualification besides
being R. B. Bennett's friend, Sir Max
had in being the white-haired boy
with Sir Sam. Max was always on
the spot to witness Sam's arrival in
London, ids ra-y encounters with Kitchener and Roberts ind the other
heroes he mixed with a.- familiarly as
milk ilies with water, his run-ins
���'-III: the llritish War Office, his
I heart-to-heart talks with tne King and
all the Other Wonderful things Sam
'oes when he v:-.:!- London. So far
i- Max aid Sam wen concerned, Max
������.as the Yoii-and-l Witness and thc
long end id the job vvas keeping track
I f Stun .and sharing his rainbows.
Max afterwards wrote a book about
it ��� at linst  he let  somebody else
write the book and he signed his
name. It is a very ibick book and
right iu the thick of it is Sir Sam with
Sir Max beating the tom-tom.    There
was  a  movement  to  introduce  this
monumental work into the Canadian
public schools as a text book, but the
movement had nol got very far whet,
Sir Sam evaporated.
Some foolish person asks if Sir Max
bail any literary qualifications, The
answer is that he had from time t.
time written a large number of prospectuses which always brought home
the bacon If that isn't ., answer
enough it only remains to say lhal
Sir Max didn't need any newspaper
training  for  a  newspaperman's  job.
because he intended to get another
newspaper man to do it and he wasn't
going to embarrass the fighting front
with his presence anyhow.
Canadians bail a curious idea that
the Canadian Eye Witness would be a
Canadian who took an intimate Canadian interest in Canadian soldiers and
would tell Canadians back home whal
they wanted lo know about their
brave boys, lhe battles they were in.
how they fought ami died, the heroic
deeds they performed���all the news,
iu fact. They had the idea that a
good ne.vspapcr man who knew the
boys and understood Canadian ways,
would get a series of articles on: of
it that might be worthy of making afterwards Into a book- which would be
the Iliad of the War for Canadians.
Such an l'.ve Witness, with a touch
of descriptive genius, in such a scries
f articles, which would remind the
Canadians that they did not lose their
personal identity when they plunged
into the thick of the fray, but were
being followed with close and sympathetic interest by an intelligent observer who was always on the job���
such an Eye Witness would have done
jniore for recruiting than thousands of
! speeches. And JUCjjan Eye Witness
|can still do it if Sir Max is given hfs
dismissal and a first-rate Canadian
newspaper man put in his place.
There are a dozen Canadian newspaper men who would do the job well,
and two or tliree who could do it
splendidly. The newspapers can sin'
their little jealousies and decide on
lhe best man, or the Government
might do il 11 doesn't matter about
his politics. (Inly lei him have the
nose for news, iln- industry to keep
at il. and lhe ability t" wrile it.
So far front letting any Canadian
have a |ook-in at the job as asssist-
ant���that is to say. a- lhe real correspondent who would do all the hard
work and lake all the risks, it is no- ',
toriotts lhal Sir Max turned down ''
the applications of half g dozen first-
class Canadian newspaper men who
were kicking their heels iu London,
instead. Sir Max turned llie job, j,r
such pares of it as he eared to undertake, lo a London newspaper correspondent who duplicated his London
ropy and signed Sir Max's name to
i' for Canada. This may have been
good stuff for the London newspapers, but Ior Canada it vvas next door
lo nothing, because it mentioned the
Canadians only in general terms and
when it did come to special perform -
iiiees it omitted the names, places,
dates and other identifying circumstances. Even this hollow mockery
. f Canadian news has been intermitted lately so that Canada knows nothing about what her boys are doing.
cave through letters home and other
private channels.
The opinion prevails here that it
is time to end this farce of an Eye-
Witness whose Ego takes so much
witnessing that he can't get away
from London where the peerages are
being distributed. If the Borden
Government is anxious to stimulate
recruiting it will speedily replace
Lord Brunswick with a humbler but
j more industrious reporter who will
not give the war the absent treatment
it gets from the present Eye, Witness.
Miss McMorine of this city has
been visiting with her sister, Mrs.
Gillespie!  in   Kamloops.
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The Milk You Should Drink
���^^������ i n.   ������-_----_-___.
''Many people,'' says a food and health specialist of high standing,
"think of milk as a beverage rather than a food, and do not realize
that a glass of clean, fresh milk adds as milch to the nutritive value of
a meal, as half a loaf of hi cad or a liberal slice of prime beef."
In milk are contained all the elements necessary for the sufficient
maintenance of the human body, and evidence is to be had in abundance showing that SOU-VAN MILK is in no sense a luxury but a
NECESSARY AND I- CONO.MICAL ARTICLE OF DIET.
Do This���
PHONE FAIRMONT 2624 and wc will send you A TRIAL
BOTTLE OF SOU-VAN MILK, the cleanest, richest and most nour-'
ishing milk served in Vancouver, the milk that is highest in food value,
the safe milk for baby.
SOU-VAN MILK
(SOUTH VANCOUVER MILK COMPANY)
SCIENTIFIC DAIRYMEN 29th and FRASER
 - V   .III.I'l.I    ^ I'    I'l
tever see  Max.    Ilejcul a very su
figure here in spite f0i h\' money.
together and form lartge snowballs
witli increased monieiy*,,,,,, enhanced
power of gravitation ifm\ many ot|ier
advantages. Ile was Jnerger's motor-
man, so to speak. 1 le jcommitlcd merger on the slightest Ijirovocation. At
this game he made a |oup.e of million
dollars, which he U,r,k to. England
because i. would go tLice as far there
as it does here.    In [Canada we could
mall
We
had run againsl h\L sor| before antl
didn't eare very m{,cl,  for them,
Bul over in England they'saw Max
and his bundle qujite distinctly-parti-
cnlarly Ins bundle/ \|;1X looked gootl
lo the Tory pyrty .v|,;c|, 1ll:,K,--. a
point of e.'i|itu/ring m,,ncy bees as they
arrive from/|u, colonies and promoting them t/> t|,cj|- proper station in
life. It Vas sure as shooting that
Max wopj(|n't 8et away from them
with a /,..u| 0f kale like that and he
didn't/ (-)��� ti,e contrary, lhe Tory
party fl0ok him to its bosom, allowed
him ty, i)Uy ., pocket borough nominationj|)y contributing five thousand
pouiicf|s tf) t|R, campaign fund, and el-
cc*efl  him  member of  Parliament.
A*Her that it was up to Max. As
soon
as he could he got
New, 3<5runswi.ck twang, ta
broad '.
rid of his
ing/on the
. A instead and beccn/ung an
Englisi- |COlmtry gentleman! As a
line, ol [ ]��ngligh country^gentleman,
be wasif.cn..itteti to fosJre the village 'chiti-es which had been cracked
ever sun/ Qlleen Anne died, endowing a .nLw w;ng to tjle almshouse,
giving a,s.,;lvcl- clll, as/i prize at the
county faai, ,m(1 (i0/SCveral other
things which fi,-e ,_*, English country gentlemen, frcsi*rom the colonies
and with plenty, o. c floney, are expected to do. f
Thus did Max./ jt into his place as
Squire and whcrj",*'he went up to town
he did the swagger-thing there, too.
Had three vMjlets, one to lace his
shoes, one tof, dress and shave him,
and one to tijfc his cravat.   In fact, he
(1) Switchboard at Vancouver Hotel,
hIiohIhk Telautograph.
('-') Vancouver Hotel.
(if) Wire connections behind switchboard.
ONE realizes the Immensity ot
the problems which confront
the architect of a modern hotel
when one sees the switchboard at
which the "Hollo" girls operate at
the huge C. P. K. hotel In Vancouver.
Here there are 600 guest rooms, 15
large public rooms and other rooms
requiring lnter-communlcatlon, so
that the business man giving orders
to his Valet or making an appoint
ment, and the lady guest talking
gossip to her friends in the city may
get their connection with ease and
celerity. The private branch exchange switchboard at the Vancouver
Hotel Is the largest in Canada, and*
embodies Interesting new features
such as the Telautograph and the
Maids' Signal Service. The Telautograph is an Ingenious instrument by
which messages handwritten at one
station are reproduced by electrical m
means at one or more othnr stations.
The Telautograph transmits handi-
writing Just as the telephone transmits speech. It provides a means by
which any switchboard operator receiving an order can write that order
to the station which Is to execute It.
The instrument operates on the principles of the direct current voltmeter. The magnetic field Is electrically produced and two variable'currents controlled by the transmitter
are used to actuate two moving colls
ot the receiver, which in turn Impart
to the pen ot the receiver the movements made by the pencil in the
band ol the operator.
TD'i' - ������������"*��� '%*
The Maids' Signal Service helps
the guests to find maids when required. On the telephone switchboard are hundreds of small lamps
bearing numbers corresponding to
the numbers of the guest rooms.
Each maid Is provided with a mini
ature portable lamp, and before entering a guest room, she places this
lamp In a socket on the outside door
trim of the particular room. Immediately after being placed in the socket
the lamp lights, and anybody passing
can know that there is a maid In any
room whose door is illuminated by a
lamp.    The placing ot the maid's
lamp in the socket also causes a
lamp bearing' a similar number stationed on the telephone switchboard
to light, thereby notifying the telephone operator of the room In which
a maid Is,engaged. From the lamps
on the switchboard the operator
knows where all the maids are to be
found, and should a guest require
the attendance of one she cttu be immediately summoned by telephone
message.
The switchboard is 24 feet long,
and al) the exposed woodwork Is of
mahogany. The telephone has a line
equipment ot 760 stations. ^

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