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Array ^C^ CHINOOK
Vol. IV. No. 13���Established 1911
SOUTH VANCOUVER, B.C.. CANADA,  SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1915
Price Five Centt
PUBLISHED
Stary Saaarday by tkt Orutar Vancouaar Puallalurs Lltnltad
, Murray, Bdltar
HEAD OFFICE:
Camar   ThktlrH.  Amu  and   Main   Stratt,   Santa   VaneauTar,   B. C
Suitor's Ode..... Burnt Drug Co., Vancouver Black, Phon* Say. S4M
TELBPHOMB: AU dasanatmti Fairmont 1S74
MIGHT CALLS Fairmont IMS L
���t can Paat Otfea Daonrtanant, Ottawa, aa Saeoad Class
Mall Manor
SUBKRIPTION KATBS:
To all points in Cauda, Units* Klacdoa. Mrwlanndland,
Ecaland, and other Br'tiak Paaacaaioos:
Ma*
$1.50 a Year
Faataca tn Aaasrican. Bwa��aaa< and other Fereija Ceaattriae. II.M
Tfc* trath at all daee Irmly stands
And akatl Ireaa af a ta ac* eadtara."
JOHN BARLEYCORN'S LAST STAND
NELSON ROWELL'S addresses to the people of Vancouver during his short stay here
have given an impetus to the prohibition campaign started in British Columbia and an inspiration
to all British Columbians who are interested in the
cause of reform.
It is because men of the calibre of Mr. Rowell
have placed themselves in the ranks of the temper-
anee army that the past-year has been marked, in
North America, by victory after victory over John
Barleycorn;
The cause of temperance is not a cause which
should be monopolized by the pulpit. It is rather a
cause in which the la'yman should take a leading
part. It is because prayers without works availeth
nothing that the church, so far as Canada is concerned, has made so little progress in the overthrow
of the liquor traffic. Success can only come when
the desire for a whiskey-less nation is backed up by
a political organization in which the parsons and
the people are united���an organization which need
not have the pall of Holy-Willyism to mantle it.
Rowel l's speech at the Orpheum Theatre, Sunday night, won many converts to the cause which
he leads in Ontario. He deals with the traffic from
the standpoint of a plain man who has his country's
interests at heart. Referring to the abolition of vodka in Russia and the smiting of absinthe in France,
he declared that he was humiliated with the manner
in which Great Britain had grappled with the evil.
In England, the King, Lord Kitchener and leading
statesmen had set the people an example in abstaining totally from alcoholic beverages. But when it
was put up to the brewers and the distillers as to
whether they would serve their own pockets by continuing the sale of liquor or the interests of the Empire by discontinuing the manufacture of alcohol,
the liquor people did not hesitate to act in the interest of their pockets.
Prohibition people will find that the liquor traffic
is more strongly entrenched in British Columbia
than they anticipate. They will find that its tentacles reach out and control powerful business institutions and social and political organizations
throughout the Province. They will find the liquor
interests of the Northwest concentrated in this Province for the last stand. On the other hand they
will have the successes in Alberta, Saskatchewan
and Washington and the partial success in Manitoba to spur them on. And from these Provinces
and from the State of Washington they will enroll
the Allies in their cause���contributions of service,
brains and money from the men who forced John
Barleycorn to retire to the fastnesses of British Columbia'.
SHADES OF BONAPARTE.
PRICE ELLISON pleaded guilty to having
received a certain highly bred horse from the
Colony Farm under circumstances which
forced him to retire from the British Columbia
Cabinet.
"The horse was no good," whined Mr. Ellison,
"and as I lost money on him, you can see that I
have done no wrong."
So old Bowhill Baron browses on the Ellison
hills, a harmless, fat, sleek, iuseless fellow, with as
much vitality in his great hulk of a system as could
be expected after years of fattening, like his master,
at the stalls of public wealth.
Mr. Ellison had lost on the venture which resulted in the halter of Bowhill Baron being passed into
his hands. He proudly stated from the public platform that Bowhill's debility absolved him from all
blame.
It was but natural, therefore, that when faced
with a charge of grabbing oyster beds at a lower
rent than anyone else could secure them from the
Government, Mr. Bowser should look into his card
.index, dig up the Bowhill Baron excuse of Price
Ellison, and apply it to his own predicament. You
see, therefore, that, while there appears to have
been no reciprocity in the products of their various
steals as between Mr. Ellison and Mr. Bowser,
there is a tacit arrangement as to the covering up of
these transactions.
"True," said Mr. Bowser, "I did get the oyster
beds' at a low figure. I paid the Government fifty
cents an acre because I was a big operator. The
little chaps paid a dollar an acre. But what of
that? I lost money in oysters. The whole thing
Was a loss to me. Therefore am I freed from any
suspicion of having worked the Government for my
private enrichment. What if I did try? I made
nothing out of it.   Therefore I am vindicated! ! !"
Truly, if the Ellison horse had the brass of Mr*.
Bowser, things would have been different at the
Ellison farm.
# * *
Mr. Bowser believes���and in his belief he is
backed up by a great many people in British Columbia���that if a man goes into a piece of knavery
and does not profit from it, then he is without guile.
If a man breaks into a residence with the purpose
of stealing the family plate, and having entered, discovers that the plate is well beyond his reach, then
that man ceases to be a burglar, and automatically
becomes a house guest at the residence in question.
If the man, on the other hand, gets in, gets the
goods and gets away with them, then he must be
classed as a smart duck and���proceeding upon the
basis that "you and I both begun in a small way"���
the chap should be taken into politics forthwith
Such is the code of Mr. Bowser.
In making the attack at the Orpheum Theatre
upon the gentlemen of the cloth who brought out
the pamphlet entitled "The Crisis in B.C.," Mr.
Bowser made startling charges against Mr. M. B.
Cotsworth and against leading Liberals and against
all and sundry who are opposing him.
Mr. Bowser admitted that millions of acres of
the agricultural lands in the Province had been frittered away in the hands of speculators. Mr. Bowser admitted that one company held great tracts of
lands in the Peace River country, had secured those
lands through fraud. To these charges Mr. Bowser pleads guilty. They were all in the speculating
business. He was along with the rest of them.
The B. R. and W. even had a hand as agent for
an outfit.
"But," pleads Mr. Bowser, "the real estate market has been shot to pieces. The value of these
lands are down. Hence we are free from any responsibility of conniving in fraudulent transactions."
"Had we cleaned up, it were different. Then
you could go after us. But we are on a sinking market. Why the devil go after us now? Consider
Price Ellison's Bowhill Baron and my own oyster
beds. Do not consider them collectively, for in doing so you would change the story a bit. But old
Bowhill and my oysters were both barren. We
lost money. Therefore we are guilty of.no act of
wrong.".
If the lands had been staked fraudulently, argued
Mr. Bowser, then Moses B. Cotsworth was one of
those who are in the fraud.
He told of Moses leading his people into the
promised land at Quatsino, at a time when Moses
was in the pay and service of the Egyptians. Moses
had been employed to rate and grade the servants
in the King's House. He had not been found in
among the bullrushes but had been discovered at
or about the time that the Hon. Price, the Minister
of Finance had caused the bullrushes to take place
from the Colony Farm of the King. But as a servant of the King, in the grading of the King's servants, Moses found that he could not make bricks
without straw. He had a vision of the future. On
ten tablets of mud did he see his name written.
Mr. Bowser then explained how the eyes of
Moses were lifted afar off to the lands of milk and
honey; how he made his staff into land stakes when
he found that striking the rock of political corruption
at Victoria did not bring forth pure water.
Mr. Bowser explained to the Orpheum audience
how Moses, finding himself up against a tough band
of politicians, decided on a back-to-the land movement, lifted his eyes to the hills��� and away to
Quatsino.
"My son, if you go into court and find that justice is with you though the law is against you, lay
great stress upon justice. Laws are made by men,
but justice is made in heaven. Therefore, young
chappie, be strong on the justice."
**Yes, father," said the boy.
"But, my son," went on the old fellow, "if you
find that the law is with you and justice against you,
defend by all means the integrity of the law. Say
that it is the product of centuries of British experience. And as for justice, tell the jury that justice is
alright but that the law must take pre-eminence over
the whims and caprices and sentimentalities of the
women and meddling old grandmothers."
"Yes, dad," said the young lawyer, "but what
the devil would a chap do if law and justice were
both against him?"
"Talk round them, lad, talk round them," declared the old man.
And so in Mr. Bowser's speech in answer to the
"Crisis in B. G," he talked all round the charges.
He wept, he snarled, he sneered, he orated, he apologized, he pleaded all round the points at issue.
He indicted himself and his Government as be-
ng men whose interest in this great Province of British Columbia were the interests of their great, gaping pants pockets.
He pleaded guilty to being a leader in the most
greedy slaughter upon the public treasury ever perpetrated under the British flag.
* * *
The fat faithful rallied round him on the platform before the curtain went up and as he entered
from the wings, one hoarse voice called "Three
cheers for Napoleon!" There was a half-hearted
cheer from the gang.
Did any man ever hear of such a pitiful spectacle?
What if the shade of the great Napoleon were
to look down upon the scene.
How his cold sense of humor would be aroused
at the sight of a politician who had made a mess of
managing the affairs of the richest piece of earth
under the shining sun, backed by the monies of
three continents, entering a measly, packed meeting
of petty, hungry partisans���and being dubbed Napoleon !
Picture if you will the Man to whom Kings of the
Earth were vassals listening to a proud little chap
boast of "My thirty dollar a month constable" who
beat another Government employee to the staking
of a few acres of garden land on the coast of Vancouver Island.
Pictnre in your mind the man who wrote the
code Napoleon, reading over some of the petty legislation from Victoria.
A Napoleon who carried on ware against the
earth on a system of financing which he himself
perfected���a man who kept the Bourse open and
the securities of France on top until the very eve of
the smashing of the Old Guard���watching the lean
and hungry ranks of the unemployed ��� in great,
wealthy British Columbia.
What would Napoleon, the man who made the
very Pope of Rome a captive in the Tuilleries, say
at the sight of this new self-styled Napoleon persecuting and prosecuting and insulting a few humble.
God-fearing ministers of thc Gospel, who had dared
to make a mild criticism of the manner in which the
Government of the Province was being carried on?
It would encourage the horse breeding industry
which, in British Columbia, is no industry at all. It
would cause the farmers to go in for breeding good
horses. Feeding good horses would help the grain
industry and the hay industry. Attending good
horses and keeping them in trim would furnish men
with honest, profitable work.
Saddling good horses would keep up the leather
irkers' trade, which would improve the hide business, which would help the cattle business, which
would help the farmer.
More than anything else such a proposition would
lead to the squaring of several hundred thousand
shoulders, the deepening of as many chests, and the
natural exhiliration of as many digestive organs.
Before this war broke out, no one ever took an
inventory of the young men of Canada who went
to their graves from the many diseases which creep
in on a man who is not keeping himself fit. These
diseases include consumption, mental collapse,
booze-fighting, cigaretteism, all manners of haemorrhages and growths and bug attacks. Nor has
anyone kept track of the number of Canadian young
men slaughtered in industrial accidents during the
past year or so. The number would likely be twice
as big as the number who gave up their lives at
Ypres.
Any manner of compulsory duty which the government decides upon for the mfen of the country
of fighting age should carry with it a compulsory
and sane development of the country for which these
men will fight.
I
���fc    *��    ��
If Bowser's friends had staked large quantities
of land, Cotsworth had staked a small area of land.
Therefore, argued Mr. Bowser, the ministers of
Vancouver have not got their facts right. Therefore, argued Mr. Bowser, the Liberals of British
Columbia, though not identified with the Ministerial Union or Mr. Cotsworth, are equally guilty of
all the thefts that have been perpetrated.
A great lawyer once gave this advice to his son
who had just been called to the bar:
PROMOTE BETTER FEELING WITH
THE PRAIRIES
T is unfortunate that some arrangements cannot
be arrived at for the transportation of harvest
hands from the coast to the prairies. No
organized effort seems to have been made in this
direction, and the possibilities are that the summer
will pass before the proper machinery has been set
in motion to introduce several train loads of our unemployed to the wheat fields- of the plains.
British Columbia has been a happy hunting
ground for workmen from the prairies. Our railway
construction, lumber industry and building activities in days gone by furnished hundreds of prairie
men with lucrative employment. Much of the
money spent went back to Alberta and Saskatchewan.
It would only be reasonable that with the cessation of large expenditures of money for labor in British Columbia that our idle men who would make
competent harvest hands should be encouraged to
go across to the prairies where "the harvest is plentiful but the laborers are few."
Newspaper reports say that hundreds of American workmen are being brought into Alberta and
Saskatchewan for harvest work.
Surely in this matter the Federal Government
should co-operate with the Provincial Governments
with the end in view of reducing British Columbia's
bread lines that bread production may be increased.
c
EVERY MAN SHOULD SHOOT AND
RIDE
ANADIANS will never take kindly to compulsory military training, as it is known in
Germany.
There is, however, a method of training, not essentially military, which the Government might take
up to splendid advantage. Modern wars prove to
us that to be able to do the goose step is not going
to help a man to be a better solther, and the fancy
twists and turns of the parade are not of much
value on the firing line in Northern France.
Fitness seems to count more than anything else
these days.
The young man with a fit body, trained or not,
makes the soldier who brings gladness to Kitchener's
heart, and terror to the heart of the Hun.
Young men of Canada should be encouraged in
the business of keeping fit. A way in which the
Government might help in this direction is to institute
a system of assistance which would place a horse, a
saddle, and a musket within the reach of eveiy young
man. Such a scheme as this would be immensely
popular in the rural districts and would add to the
enjoyment of life on the farm. It would be attractive to the young men of the city. In a short time it
would mean that the Government would have a
volunteer army of several hundred thousand that
would be of some consideration in the eyes of the
nations.
c
A NOBLE EXAMPLE
AN any good come out of South Vancouver?" some one asked.
South Vancouver set an example to the
whole of Canada last week in the staging ol a garden fete in aid of the Victorian Order of Nurses
���by a political organization.
It was the Ladies' Liberal Association who undertook the monster entertainment at Brock. School
grounds. And they invited ladies of all other political denominations to join them. So we had the
spectacle of scores of women of all faiths, all denominations, working together for a glorious cause
���the cause of the sick and the infirm of the district, the penniless, the deserted.
This is no time for party jangling. And the women realize this more than the men. It is a time
when all should turn in to the support of the Empire. It is a time for sacrifice, for contribution, for
giving. Helping sick children and sick mothers is
every bit as noble as any other form of giving.
Can any good come out of South Vancouver?
"Can any good como out of Nazareth?"
m    BY THE WAY
n
THE EDITOR Of- THE CHINOOK has
been harrassed recently by numerous annonymous
letters. One of these epistles was tacked in a prominent place upon a telephone pole where all who
passed might read. Another epistle bore the sign of
the black hand. A MILLION DOLLARS REWARD FOR THE ARREST AND CONVICTION OF THESE DANGEROUS
CHARACTERS. TWO
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1915
mBBmKmawnmm
The Standard Trusts Company
Head Office: WINNIPEG
Branches:
VANCOUVER, EDMONTON, SASKATOON
Capital subscribed and fully paid       $750,000.00
Keierve Fund   W^mnro
Total Assets   $16,000,000.00
This Company transacts all business of a strictly Trust character.
NO DEPOSITS ARE, OR HAVE AT ANY TIME BEEN
ACCEPTED
The Company has for   sale a very   large  number of   FARM
PROPERTIES in the middle West  Provinces, belonging to Trust
Estates now being wound up.    Booklet on application to
VANCOUVER BRANCH     ���     VANCOUVER BLOCK
JAS. G. FORRESTER,  Manager.
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co., Ltd.
Dealers in
Tile, Sewer Pipe, Cement,
Lime, Brick, Etc.
Exclusive South Vancouver Agents
For Manufacturers of "Quality"
Phone Fair. 2500       Phone High. 226       Phone Fraser 41
The Cost of Operating Electric
Household Appliances is
Merely Nominal.
The actual cost of current for Electric Household Appliances is
out of all proportion to the comfort and convenience provided, this
being especially true during the summer months.
Look over this table of hourly cost of operation.
Coffee Percolator
. %y2 cents per hour
Electric Grill
4 to sy2 cents per hour
Electric Iron
4 to 5 cents
per hour
Electric Washer
3  cents per hour
Electric Toaster
5  cents per hour
N.B.���Appliances used for cooking are operated only a fraction of
an hour per meal. The cost of others depends upon the duration
of their use.
We will be pleased to demonstrate these appliances at our salesrooms.
B. C. ELECTRIC   s
Carrall and Hastings St.
1138 Granville St. (near Davie)
Are You Taking Advantage
of the Reduced Teliphone
Rates to Nanaimo ?
One hundred and eighty words per minute,
speaking slowly and distinctly���at our reduced rate
to Nanaimo of fifty cents for the first minute, each
word costs less than one-third of a cent.
This includes your reply which is received without any waiting.
The telephone is the only means of Long Distance verbal communication. No other means gives
personal contact.
It is the cheapest, fastest and most satisfactory.
B.C. TELEPHONE CO. LTD.
A.  E. Harron
J. A. Harron
G. M. Williamson
HARRON BROS.
Mr. Murray's Declaration
TO THE LIBERALS OF POINT GREY AND
SOUTH VANCOUVER���
Announcement has been made by the executive of the Liberal
party of this riding that a convention for the nomination of a candidate
to contest the riding in the next Federal campaign will be held at
Kalenberg Hall, September 3.
Though matters to come before this convention are likely to
be only of interest to the Liberals, many worthy Liberals will agree
that the meeting might Well be put off to a more distant date. Be
that as it may, the convention has been called and it will be the duty
of the Liberals to gather at that meeting and select from their number a man through whom they may express the wishes of the people
of this new division.
Within the confines of this new riding we have in concentrated
form all the problems before the Canadian people today.
Our first duty is to the Empire and with our men, our machine
guns and our munitions of war we should be making our proper contributions to the support of a flag which flies over a united people
today because of the wisdom and patriotism of a long line of Liberal
statesmen.
Poverty and want, the result of years of bad government, have
stopped the majority of the people of the riding from doing their full
measure in support of the Empire.
Within the confines of South Vancouver we have some thirty-
five thousand people���and no employment.
Within the confines of Point Grey we have a large population
of men of a different character, in a large measure to those in South
Vancouver ��� merchants, the more prosperous men of the middle
class, professional men, men closely associated with the development
of this Province, and men whose prosperity is based absolutely upon
the prosperity of their working class neighbors in South Vancouver
who are today out-of-work, many of whom are starving in a country
where there should be food for all.
The policy of the Liberal party in the Dominion of Canada
dovetails in with the policy of the Liberal party of British Columbia.
It was announced by Sir Wilfrid Laurier before- the hard times set
in, and will be continued by his party after the hard times are over.
It is a policy which has to deal with food.
It is a policy in which is declared the right of every honest man
to work, to eat, to live.
It is a policy which says that the Lord did not fashion the Dominion of Canada for the glorification of Mammon.
It is a policy which calls for the cutting down of taxes fashioned
for the protection of great interests, the coddling and the knighting of
the men who work not, yet fatten at the trough of special privilege.
It is a noble, a patriotic, a liberal policy.
This is not the time to indulge in party warfare, to glorify our
leaders of Liberalism or call condemnation upon the heads of our opponents, but it is our sober duty to continue in a matter-of-fact way
to guard, under the protection of the British flag, the trust in our
hands.
It will be the duty of the Liberals of this riding to give the people a spokesman who will interpret the voice of the great mass of the
residents of this district, fearlessly and with fulness.
The pennant of Laurier has in the past been dishonored upon
this coast. British Columbia has been called "the dark spot of Liberalism" among the Provinces of Canada.
In allowing my name to go before the Liberal convention in this
riding, September 3, I do so with the hope that I may be of some service in helping to cause the lamp of reform to burn once more within
this Province.
I shall come forward as a Liberal prepared to carry a message
to Parliament from a community suffering in a bondage which day
by day must grow more severe until the forces of true Liberalism are
felt once more throughout the land.
GEORGE M. MURRAY.
South Vancouver, August 7, 1915.
MONEY TO LOAN
In Multiples of $5,000 at 8 per cent, on
inside revenue producing business property.
Our client will only consider propeity that
is now paying its way.
FUNERAL DIRECTORS AND EMBALMERS
Vancouver���Office and Chapel: 1034 Granville St.     Phone Sey. 3486
North Vancouver���Office and Chapel: 122 Sixth St. W.    Phone 134
PRINCIPAL MACKAY AT
WESTMINSTER  CHURCH
Through the good offices of Rev.
J. Richmond Craig, the people of
South Vancouver, on the evening of
Consecration Day, bad the opportunity of hearing Principal John Mackay,
of Westminster Hall who is, according to Mr. Craig, "Canada's Gre.*rt
Man." Dr. Mackey talked upon the
war. He gave his hearers an insight
into the training of the German people. He sympathised with Germany
in her collossal ignorance of the principles of humanity and he inspired his
hearers with the need of assisting the
Empire in this crisis by enlisting or
oy following lives of sacrifice to the
Empire.
During the evening there was special music and Mrs. Alma Keeler contributed a patriotic recitation.
war times, an organized, well financed
  ���������nil will ue made throughout the
province.
"HE  "SC
IDINAVIAN"
ARRIVED SAFELY
PROHIBITION PEOPLE ARE
IN EARNEST���FIRST MOVE
IS UPON VICTORIA
The prohibitionists of British Columbia will make the first move in their
campaign against the liquor traffic
when they will start out Monday morning for Victoria where they will ask
Premier McBride to stop the sale of
liquor in British Columbia until thc
war is over.
It is understood that the demands of
the prohibitionists will not be couched
in diplomatic phrases and that, failing
the consent of the Government to take
immediate steps to cut down or totally remove the liquor traffic during the
Friends of Mr. John Jackson and
other members of the Volunteer Mechanics' contingent who sailed from
Quebec on board the "Scandinavian"
will be glad to know that the boat arrived safely at Liverpool. It is stated
that the ship was convoyed across by
three cruisers and that the voyage was
a fairly speedy and uneventful one.
 ���������  ^  ���
SOUTH HILL WOMEN'S
RESERVE UNDER
CAPTAIN LEWINGTON
Helped   Make   the   Victorian   Order
Benefit a Success.
One of the'features of the Victorian
Order Fete at the Brock School
grounds was the drill by the South Hill
Ladies' Volunteer Reserve under thc
command of Captain Lewington.
Thc ladies presented a smart and
soldierly appearance, going through
the manual with a snap and precision
highly creditable to them. Their presence on the; grounds was an inspiration
to many young men who so far have
not seen fit to join any of the military
units or Volunteer Reserves.
Mme. Davies* Concert.
Mme. Lilian Davies has turned over
to the Victorian Order of Nurses the
proceeds of the concert in the Rex
Theatre held last Sunday "night. The
concert netted some forty dollars.
CANADIAN   FINANCIERS  TRUST CO.
HEAD OFFICE, 839 HASTINGS ST. W.      VANCOUVER, B. C.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
MAPLE LEAF DAIRY
PURE PASTURIZED MILK
We are Milk and Butter Specialists
A. Tommason, Mgr. Phone Bay. 1417
1935-2nd AVE. WEST
A phone call will have prompt attention
COAL
For kitchen use our Wellington No. 1 Nut Coal at $5.50
per ton is best Value oi. the market.
USE IT ONCE
USE IT ALWAYS
Phone: Sey. 210
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Grower and Importer of Plants, Bnlbs, Roots and Shrubs
Cut Flowers and Design
Work a  specialty.
Flowering and Ornamental Shrubs for Spring and
Fall  planting.
One hundred' varieties of
Roses  of  Choice Sorts
and three  hundred varieties  of  Dahlias.
Phone Fairmont 817
YOU WILL FIND OUR PRICES MODERATE
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He must know how to feed and breed for eggs���hbw to get the
most rapid growth for market���how to most successfully breed for
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The poultry raising course of Ihc International Correspondence
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thc experience of the most successful poultry raisers in the world as
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U e< 1 freens, I dinnie ken if ony o'
yae had thc guid fortune���or raithcr
misfortune���tae   he   present   at   Wee
Wullie'- Wake al the Orpheum last
week.
I tried hard tae get a ticket mysel
for the event, even gaun the length
o' gun thc highsign tae wan or twa
o' the "faithful" I happen tae ken���
but tae nae purpose.
Il'��.ever. I dinne ken that I missed
very muckle onywey, for frae ihe report <>' the Wee Yin's speech which
was faithfully reproduced in wan or
twa o' the pairty organs, it wis easy
tae see that Wullie wis at his auld
pranks again, in the true lawyerian
style o' tryin' tae mak black look
' ' k black.
ly that he answered the alle-
madc by Cotsworth and thc
Ministerial Union in "The Crisis" is
a bil o' a joke.
The tactics he used owre in Victoria that efternunc when lie attempted tae justify himsel in connecshnn
wi' the Dominion Trust robbery, he
again brocht intae play at the Or-
plicum.
. In the Dominion Trust case, he circumvented the main issue in regain!
tae the illegal grantin' o' the charter
tae tak deposits by briflgin' in thc
law officers o' anither province tae
show that al some time or anither
they bad made mistakes also.
The same thing happened at thc
Orpheum. Wi' the excepshun o' a
few minor details, which be magnified intae big yins'nis whole time wis
occupied in attemptin' tae bleeken the
character  o'  hi* accusers.
But the tilings o' importance���o'
grave importance���and what the common folk that dinnie get the chance o'
gettin' oyster beds at 50c. an acre
wud like lae ken aboot���were nicely
sidetracked.
For instance, we wanted tae ken
why it is that maist o' the pulp, coal
an' ile lands o' Ihe province arc held
bj men who are daen nacthlll' tae
utilize them.
Wc wanted lae ken why maist 6'
the agricultural latmds in thc province
are held by speculators who bar a*
muckle noshon o' cultivatin' them as
I  hae o' gaun snipe shootin'.
Wc wanted tae ken if Dicky McBride wis tellin' a big lee when he
said tlua fower millyin acres arc held
b> speculative owners wdio hinnie
peyed for them and who Mill owe (he
province fifteen millyin dollars���no'
very  much   when  yae say  it quick.
We wanted tae bear Wullie expound on the wisdom o' incurriu' railway subsidy acts excecdin' five millyin dollars a year, when the railways,
if they ever dae begin lae operate, '11
hat naethin' tae haul for the simple
reason thai naethin' '11 be produced
vac ifmg as the land is in the hatinds
o' The aforemenshuued pirates.
These an' ony amount o' ithcr common, everyday questyins Wullie could
hae wcni intae, if he had desired���but
yae dilinic caich a weesil asleep���an
Wnllie's a guid polyTceshian.
When I read o' the imgauns o' the
political shysters that sit in Ihi legislative chambers o' Canady, often dae
I wish lhal we bad some o' the auld
country polytccshians���even my big-
gcsl enemies among them���nol here.
Whai wud happen if we bad some o'
the advanced grits an' a wheen o' ibe
Labor Pairtj o' the auld country oot
here among us!* I'm thinkin' a guid
wheen marc o' the bums wiul suddenly find their patriotism bubblin' up
an' mak haste lac get awa lac
Ir
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Wnllie's  jist
-gar   as   yae
abool
could
as   rule
fin'   in
a little
a   long
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By the bye. freens, I beard a very
interesting piece o' news this wcok
which I've nae doobt you folk that
read the Chinook 'II be interested in'.
If ony paper in British Columby deserves credit for the pairt it has taen
in showin' up tae thc public gaze the
rottenness an' corruption (A few
words unprintable deleted���Ed.) '"*
Canadian polytics, 1 think it's
bully wee Chinook.
While the Big Fellie that wields the
blue pencil an' yours truly hae very
little interests in common an' hae differed very materially on certain sub-
jecks which affect the well-bein' o'
the world at large an' oorsels���mare
parteecularly oorsels ��� yet maun *
haund it tae him when it comes
staundin' oot for honesty an' upricht-
ness in polytical life.
1 dinnie ken if it wis him that designed that hcidin' at the tap o' this
artickle. but if it wis he ncht tae feel
darned weel shame o' himsel'.
While 1 quite admit that it's within the bounds o' extreme'possibility
that a Scotsman micht be tempted tae
hae a bit dram noo an' then when he
happens tae rin up again some "���"'���'
freen tan' there's no muckle chance
o' temptashuti comin' frae that quarter} it's no' tae be taken for granted
he goes aboot wi' a greybeard under
bis okster a' the time-
Many a time has he referred wi'
kin' o' pritle���thinkin' maybe it wud
bring him some sympathy frae mc���
tae the fact that be wis a Sutherland-
shire man, an' often hae I seen the
bluid in his e'e when he dwelt on the
struggles his forefaithers had in the
North o' Scotland in their attempt tae
Sandy Thinks Wuilie's a Cute Little
Fellie an' Hear's Some Important
Informashon
mak their croft support a faimily o1
grcwin' sons an' dauchters In fac'
I wudnie be the least surprised if some
ihey days he organizes a baimd 01
biiccanncers tae gae awa owre tae the
heilants an' slay rvery Duke. Lord or
pampered Earl they can lay their
liaunds oil.
Hooever, tllat by they wcy ��� the
news as I wis gaun tae say, kind o'
son o' weys took me unawares, an' I
wis kin' o' inclined tae doobl my informant's veracity had it no' been that
the Big F'cllie himsel came forrit at
the lime we were Staun'in' speakin'.
"Hello. Sandy." Ile says; "what's
new?"
"Aw. naethin' very much," I say-;
"except what I wis hearin' frae my
freen here aboot you thinkin' o' en-
term' intae the polytical arena in Canady. Yae hinnie been drinkin' lately,
ha'e yae?"
"Awl weel, what about it, Sandy,"
he contecnyics; "I hope yae werenic
thinkin' o' staundin' in Sooth Vancoover ycrsel���for in that case I wud
gledly gie up ony aspirations that
wey."
"Noo, look sec here, Maister Murray," I says; "I dinnie want ony o'
yaer shinanigans. If ever I enter political life in Canady. 1 wudnie Iry an'
rin awa frae my ain muck midden.
If I ever raise enough money tae pit
doon an eleckshun fee, ''II stcy richt
here in British Columby an' fecht that
bunch owre in Victoria tae a frazzle."
"Och, Sandy," he says; "yae mis-
unnerstaun me; while 1 thoroughly
agree wi' yae that we ha'e an ugly
bunch owre there���yet yae maun bear
in min' that the real cause o' a' this
unemployment an' slervashun cxistin'
in Canady today lies in the wrong system o' taxation which eats intae the
very vitals o' the people. An',
Sandy "
"Och, cut it short," I says; "I dinnie
want ony mare o' yaer Liberalism;
ony kin' o' ism that's gaun tae rid
Canady o' the shysters an' grafters
that are in public office 'II hae my
-upport, an' tae my wey o' thinkin',
it's no' sae much pairlyism we need
as patriotism. I'll be able tae pit yae
through yaer p's an' q's when yaer
addressin' yaer constituents."
"Weel, Sandy," be says, "I suppose
I can rely on yaer support when thc
time conies."
"Aw, I'm no' sac very share o'
that," I says; "it a' depends on hoo
yae behave ycrsel���I'm feelin' kin' o'
dry mysel'."
"Co'way owre an' let me gie yae
a gless o' cider, Sandy." be says; "I
dinnie ken if yae hae ever tasted it.
but I'm share yaell like it."
Gee, freens, I started lauchin' richt
in his face���1  couldnie help it.
"A gless o' cider, hoot mon! I'm
teetotal," I says; "arc yae share yae
can afford it? If that's the kin' o'
bribe yaer offcrin'! ��� Dinnie tempi
me."
1 came awa still lauchin' tae mysel.
Fancy a polytccshian offcrin' ony man
a gless o' cider ��� shades o' Wullie
Bryan���an' yet freens. 1 dinnie ken
but what that lellie's richt an' micht
dae a'richt.
Often hae I admired the Strecllt-
frae-the-elby wcy in which he has
went efter my auld! freens, Wullie an'
Dick. On that score, in fact, 1 confess thai at time- I hae felt quite a
wee   bit   jealous      Ile   can   use  bigger
words  than  me an'  they   sometimes
come in very liaundy when yae
want tae get efter some o' lhal kidney.
As they say ii's a'richt tae ca' a spade
a spade, but there's nae guid purpose
served by ca'ir. it a I) y shovel.
If be only lives up tae what he has
been preachin' through the columns o'
the Chinook I dinnie doobt but thai
he'll be able lae help in cleanin' oot
the graft an' corruption that's sac
prevalent in the public life o' Canady.
Wan tiling abune ony ithcr���he's a
son o' the heather, the bonny purple
heather (they sav they hae heather in
Canady, but it's like their Scotch thistles, it's a mongrel breed) an' that's
suffeeshient tae recommend him as a
fit an' proper person tae represent the
saut o' the earth o' Sooth Vancoover.
Yours through the heather.
SANDY MACPHERSON.
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And   I   don't   wear   a   dark   brindle
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I've   carried  an  ice   water  jag   by   the
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It never impelled mc to strife;
It   never   induced   me   for   trouble   to
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Or   throw  chairs   and   thing-   al   my
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It  never   has   cost   me' a  job   that   I
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By a gent who is fond of his drops.
I've   tanked   up   on   water   again   and
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And never was jawed by  thc  boss.
For having a mouth like the nest of
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And  a   breath   that   would   meet   a
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I've   carried  a   package   of   that   sort
of drink,
I've gone on a well  water bust.
And no one would give the contemptuous wink
Or step from the path in disgust
I know that it isn't a popular drink,
Because it wont poison or drug;
Pome fellows are partial to violet ink,
Or lightening that's kept in a jug.
But water's the liquor ot which 1 will
brag,
Its virtues and merits I'll  tell;
So,   hey- for   the   uplifting   ice   water
jug,
And hey for the cistern and well.
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On a distant continent, six thousand miles away across the seas, two
giant-cubs of nations were battling
for mastery.
The Great Powers held severely
aloof. The lesson of Ihe llalkan blaze
had been branded into them. Each
would have liked to grab at the spoils
of victory, but dared not. They trumpeted their neutrality, proclaiming,
"See how nobly impartial are We."
Yet, such is the interwoven web of
life on this planet, the misery of war
eddied out to the continent of Europe,
breaking the lives of men and women
who had no say and no sentiment in
the struggle. The reverberation was
named a Trade Crisis, and its tale
of slaughter in a score of districts
living by manufacture and exporting
their products io thc two young nations was recorded in the news columns of Ihe papers side by side with
the lurid sensations of war,
This story tells of one small eddy.
In the entrails of England's manufacturing area are two towns four
miles ap*lrt centre to centre, joined
like Siamese twins by connective tissue of textile mills, each with its feudal group of squat, harsh, grey-stone
operatives' cottages and petty shops,
mission halls and cinema shows. Only
a borough official could specify where
Brunton ends and Shapworth begins.
Their life-blood 'flows in common.
They manufacture the same class of
textile goods, and they are dependent
on the same world-factors of commerce. Thc war in South America
was forcing the mills of both towns
to cut down running time, dismiss
operatives, pare profits to the quick,
and clench tight on all running channels of trade. Rumors of pending
failures hung like the miasma of grey
smoke over the hideous spawn of factory cottage-barracks and blowsy
shops.
Brunton and Shapworth glory in a
meaningless rivalry. They exult over
adding a thousand more stunted souls
to their respective tale of population;
over football triumphs; over the tax-
rate; over climate even, claiming for
each that the polluted air is sweeter,
the grimed sunshine more abundant.
To the native, there is something of
majesty in the mere name of Brunton or of Shapworth.
Sir James Langley, chairman of the
Brunton and Shapworth Bank, had
been summoned from London to decide a question that mattered vitally
to the twin towns. Two of. the largest mills were deep in the financial
quagmire; thc bank had called in its
loans; they could not meet the obligations; one mill must be closed out,
or both, and it was his duty by the
shareholders of the bank to slay or to
spare, according to the cold dictates
of commercial expediency, and regardless of the misery it would entail on
the thousands of operatives, clerks
and petty traders whose livelihood depended on thc running of the two
mills.
Sir James was not in himself a
hard man. His family knew him as a
good husband, and an indulgent father. Charitable organizations classed him in their private lists amongst
the "fair to liberal." Nor was he a
man of narrow outlook. He divided
control in several large business undertakings, and was known by his
colleagues as far-seeing and broad-
minded. His duty today was a painful one; but he knew that the origin
of it did not lie with himself���thc
cause was across the seas, six thousand miles away.
Rlicad, general manager of the
Bank, met him in thc early afternoon
at the Brunton station, and sped him
in a car to the private offices.
"I have arranged for Owtram and
Glen to call on you this evening, al
nine and ten respectively, in case you
would want to get personal Statements
from  Ihem,"  said  the  manager.
"Good."
"If that time is not convenient for
you "
"Quite convenient. I shall catch
the midnight back to London. Have
a sleeping berth reserved for mc."
"The papers relative to their affairs arc all prepared for your inspection. They make a bad showing, Sir James. We ought perhaps to
have gripped the situation earlier, but
everyone here was confident that
there would be no war "
"Wc all breed thoughts from wishes."
"���and closing out the mills would
mean a great blow to the district���
winter is coming on���I have to live
here."
There was a whole volume of meaning compressed into these two last
simple statements.
Sir James nodded a sober understanding, and answered generously:
"The responsibility will be entirely
mine.    You can let that be known."
In thc fashion of the North, no
open word of thanks was made, but
the manager's relief was manifest in
his features. It would not be pleasant to have to live amongst ruined
mill-owners and starving operatives,
who might accuse him of bringing
about their misery. For Sir James,
residing in London, the matter was
on a different footing���the footing of
cold, impersonal commercialism. His
decision once made, he could return
to his home and shut his ears to thc
human   consequences.
Several hours were spent in a concentrated examination of the papers
prenared by the general manager relative to the affairs of John Owtram
and Son, the Owtram Mill, Brunton,
and David Glenn & Co., the Brook-
side Mill, Shapworth.
At length the Chairman straightened himself wearily. "Both ought
to go," he said.
Khead caught at the conditional
"Ought lo go���yes. in strict business.
But thai would hit the towns very
hard And winter coming on���if you
could spare one of them? The war
can't last for ever. Too fierce to last
long.   Afterwards "
"Spare  which?"
"Glenn. I think."
"Why?"
"Well, I'm a Shapworth man myself."
"No other reason?"
"He's a  decent  fellow."
"And  Owtram?"
"I've nothing particular against Owtram. He's bard, of course, but a
man of his word. And he's done a
good deal for this workpeople ��� the
Owtram  model  village  and  all  that."
"Drive me round to the two mills."
"Shall 1 telephone to say you're
coming?"
"No���I shall not go inside."
The manager called for bis car. and
in the grey of tiie late afternoon they
drove through thc twin towns. Opposite the bank premises was the
Brunton Town Hall, a gloomy pudding, almost dead-black with accumulation of soot. Corinthian in its formal design, but entirely lacking in ihc
Greek gracefulness, as though ihe atmosphere of commercialism had
coarsened it and killed the spirit of
the original thought. At the base of
the building were two marble lions
recently washed white, and looking
by contrast almost ridiculously meek.
The mcrcar, ile centre of the town,
gloomy but substantial, was quickly
left behind, and they were in the region of the factories, and rows of
mean dwellings, hopelessly alike, and
criss-crossing- railway lines, thrusting
out tentacles of track to grasp the
trade of works and coal-yards. Thc
street humped over a narrow canal of
dead water, greasy, iridescent water,
flanked by a vista of square-cut chunks
of factory-buildings with innumerable
windows, some yellow with lights,
others black and lifeless.
Rhead pointed along the vista.
"Two years ago there were lights in
every window, and smoke from every
chimney,"  he  said.
"Boom-time and slump," commented the Chairman. "Why don't men
learn the lessons of the past?"
The street became a road bordered
by oddments of fields with dispirited
grass and better class dwellings struggling to rear gardens in the atmosphere of miasma. Presently a huge-
squared building loomed through the
twilight grey, its two monster chimneys striking strangely enough, the
one note of artistry in the splayed
hideousness of the pilgrimage. Sir
James had thc car slowed to a walking pace.
"The Owtram model village?" he
asked.
"Just beyond the mill."
They ascended a slight incline into
a region of grey-stone, grey-tiled cottages, flank to flank in row after row,
their square fronts flush to thc pavement, each with its two steps leading
lo the entrance door, and its one parlor window on the ground-floor half
filled with geranium or sombre aspi-
destra. These villas were cleaner than
the workmen's dwellings in thc more
central part of the town, but otherwise there war little to distinguish
them.
"Why call it a model village?" asked
Sir James.
"It's well regulated. Owtram lias
a long set of rules for the tenants, and
keeps them strictly in line. . . . And
that's the Helen Owtram memorial
hall, built in memory of his wife."
The hall was conceived by the mind
that had designed the cottages. It
was plain, substantial, hopelessly uninspired  and  uninspiring.
"Drive on," said Sir James.
The road plunged into brief country, and then quickly reverted to a
narrow, high street of another manufacturing village. And so they passed, by this connective tissue of mill
and workmen's cottages and petty
shops, into the twin town of Shapworth.
"That's Brookside Mill," pointed
out Rhead.
Another huge prison-house loomed
out of thc mist. Around it were rows
of huddled cottages, this time in red
bwck, red-tiled.
"A shade less hopeless," mused Sir
James.
"There's the recreation park. Glenn
started the idea, and raised subscriptions for it."
The dark trees of the park were
silently shedding their leaves to a
sluggish, tired breeze.
A factory hooter boomed out thc
note of evening release, and a moment
later, it seemed, a scurrying crowd of
men and women were gorging the
streets, the noise of their clogs waking a myriad echoes.
"All those," said Rhead. "And the
winter coming on!"
Sir James' mouth was a straight
line.    He gave no answer.
The two men dined soberly at the
house of the manager and his wife.
No word of business passed during
the meal. Afterwards they smoked
in silence, and returned by car to the
shuttered bank premises at Brunton.
"I will see the two men alone," said
Sir James. "It will be better for
them to feel that the decision is entirely mine."
At nine o'clock to the minute John
Owtram entered the private office. It
was characteristic of him that he was
neither before his time nor after his
time. He never wasted minutes. He
wasted nothing. His mill was run on
lines of rigid efficiency. The financial
crash in which he was now involved
was not due to bad management of
detail, but to a trade crisis which he
ihad not been far-sighted enough to
imagine and prepare for.
"Those two half-breeds in South
America!" he told Sir James, speaking out in his plain blunt fashion.
"That's what's tied me up. The clean-
est-run mill in the district. Alive
worked my way up from the loom, as
you know, and Ah'm a practical man,
with every string of my business
here." Ile thrust out a broad fist,
palm  upwards.    "Carry  me  for  three
months until Ah get my money out
of South  America "
"You will never gel ii," interrupted
Sir James "Write it off a '*) per
cent, loss."
"Ah'll get that money out of them
if Ah have to stir up the fleet lo go
and collect it!"
"The Government will do nothing
for you. There will lie no interference on their part. You may take
that as authoritative."
"Well, Ah wont contradict what you
say. You know things about politics
that Ah don't. Ah'm just a plain
business man. Now look over these
figures, Sir James���" He drew out
a bundle of sheets from his pocket
and began to expound them with emphasis, driving home point after point
about the past profits of the mill and
the  future  expectations.
The Chairman listened to him with
patience and courtesy, but his mind
was not on the figures. That part of
the affair he bad already examined
concentratedly during the afternoon.
He was now weighing up the man rather than the money element.
At the end of three-quarters of an
hour Sir James remarked: "Mr. Glen,
of Biookside Mill, is to sec me at ten
o'clock on a matter similar to yours."
"Ah thought he was bard hit."
"The Bank cannot carry both of
you."
"You mean that it's either him or
me:
"One of you two must meet your
loans."
John Owtram's bull-dog jaw hardened, and the glint of battle came into his eyes. "Brunton or Shapworth
is it? Look here. Sir James, your
wife was Brunton-bom. That makes
you in a way a Brunton man���same
as myself. That must weigh with you
surely?"
Sir James gave no answer.
"You wouldn't send thousands of
Brunton men and women to starvation, would you?" pursued the mill-
owner. "That's what it means if you
won't carry mc another three months.
Starvation for them. Now Ah've
treated my workpeople well. Made
them a model village, and given them
the Helen Owtram memorial hall."
"Mr. Glenn has given his people a
recreation park."
"No���raised tlie subscription to
make it."
"From my point of view, the park
is there, and whether Ile gave the money himself or induced others to give
it matters nothing."
"Ah'll back my mill against David
Glenn's any day ��� for management,
output, percentage costs, or any other
comparison. Mine is the cleanest-run
mill in the district, and Ah defy any
man to prove the  contrary!"
"I am not drawing comparisons between the two mills," was the quiet
answer.
"Then it's Brunton or Shapworth,
Sir James, carry Brunton!"
1 "I will post you my decision tonight," said the Chairman, and his
tone conveyed that thc interview was
at an end.
In an outer office David Glenn had
been waiting for a half-hour past,
That was characteristic of him.
Though the interview was fixed for
ten o'clock, it was possible that Sir
James might be disengaged before
the hour. In that case an early coming would save time for the Chairman
and anxiety for himself.
David Glenn was a quieter, less
self-confident, much less dogmatic
man than Owtram. There was even
a perceptible nervousness in his gait
as he entered, and in his voice as he
began to lay before Sir James the
facts and figures relative to his business. For half an hour or so the
Chairman listened with courteous patience, and as before, his mind centred on the worth of the man rather
than the facts of his Iradc. Every organization is but thc lengthened shadow of a man.
Finally Sir James put to him the
same test observation he had made to
the other mill-owner. He remarked:
"Mr. John Owtram has just seen me
on a matter similar lo yours."
"I'm very  sorry  to  hear  that.
"The bank cannot carry both of
you."
Silence.
"One of you two must meet your
lonas."
David Glenn could not repress a
shiver. "Sir James," he answered unevenly, " do you realize what this
means to the twin towns? Starvation
for thousands of men and women-
operatives and traders who depend
'on the running of my mill and John
Owtram's. Whichever of us you close
out, it means black misery for the
twin towns. I'm not speaking for
myself alone, but for all of us. Carry
us for three months longer!"
"Us?" queried Sir James.
"Myself and Owtram."
"One of you must go."
"Surely it would be possible to split
the  extended  credit  between  us?"
"V am afraid that is impracticable
Mr. Glenn���I will post you my decision tonight."
Heavy of heart, David Glenn rose
to leave.
Shortly before midnight, Sir James
Langley was in the London train, pulling down the blinds of his sleeping
berth to shut out, if possible, any
further thought of Brunton and Shapworth. In a post-box lay two letters
written on the notepaper of the Bank
and signed by himself personally. His
duty by his shareholders and his colleagues was finished.
"John Owtram, Esq.,
"Dear Sir,
"The Bank regrets "
The other letter began:
"Dear Mr. Glenn."
It was a long letter, covering many
pages,   but   only  the  last   paragraph
would be of general interest. This
said: .��
"You may care to learn the reason
why the Bank will carry yourself and
not Mr. John Owtram. My decision
had necessarily to be based on the
broad principles of business. I consider thai you arc Ihe more likely lo
further the eventual prosperity of ihe
twin towns. I was glad to note that
you made no reference to the insane
rivalry between Brunton and Shapworth. The wellbeing of ihe two is
interlocked. Try to further the broader patriotism, Work for (he uniting
of the towns in sentiment and in governance. On tile prosperity of the
twin towns���not of llrunlon alone or
of Shapworth alone ��� depends tin*
prosperity of the bank. Hence my
derision,"
A newsboy ran along Ihe station
platform shouting a night extra of the
locaj paper. "Great Victory!" be yelled.    "Ten  thousand killed!"
"There across the seas." thought
Sir James, "are a magnified llrunlon
and Shapworth."
PAY MORE ATTENTION
TO THE CHICKENS
They Cannot Thrive with Vermin
Sapping their Strength ��� Here's
How to do it
Chicks arc growing fast these days
and lice are also making rapid growth.
The most essential thing at this season is to keep young poultry free
from lice. They cannot thrive with
fvermin sapping their strength, and
lousy chicks or turkeys arc more likely to be affected with gapes, or some
oilier ailment.
Where to Find Them
In looking for lice examine the little wings and around the vent. Between the long wing feathers uf the
little Leghorn chick or young turkey-
is a favorite biding place for lice
where they sap the life from the little
birds until they haven't enough
strength to fold up their wings. For
head lice on chicks, or the ticks that
prey on young turkeys, look upon Ihe
neck, pushing back the feathers carefully until you reach the top of the
head, A little pure'lard ur sweet oil
on the head, neck, wings and around
vent may be used to advantage but
too much will kill the lice and chicks
both.
Hard on Chicks
It is hard on the chicks to grease
them in cool, cloudy weather; a
warm, sunshiny morning is the best
time for the work. Do not use kerosene for lice on hens or chicks. Sulphur and lard is not a safe remedy.
Lard alone is sufficient, sulphur may
cause blindness or take away the proper use of their legs. Slaked lime inflames the bronchial lubes. Last year
we treated one large brood of chicks
with iodine fur lice and were more
thnfly than those treated with other
remedies. Wc applied Ihe tincture of
iodine one a week wilh a small brush
touching lightly the lop of the head!
ner-k,  wings  and  around  the  vent.
Liquid  Lice  Killers.
The liquid lice kilh-rs On the market arc good insecticides when propery used riicy will kill Ihe mites
which infest brood coops as well as
hen-houses. I'hey should be applied
lo the brood coops in the morning
and the coops aired during the day
Remember, any strong insecticides
will kill young poultry if they are
shut   in  a  coop   freshly  painted  with
Good Dusting Powder
We make our own insect powder
after the following recipe: One pint
of gasoline, two-thirds uf a pint of
crude carbolic acid, stir thorcughly
'["" five pounds of fine road dust, lei
dry lor an hour and put in anair-
tigh receptacle, This powder is
death lo head and body lice and
harmless to chicks and poults. However, wc try lo he careful when using
any insect powder - so thai none
gets ,��� their eyes. We dust the mother he,i when we turn her out in the
morning [ this is ,,,���,, a| ni ,
the dtw gets ,������, thc ey,s ,������ (|K,
chicks and make, them uncomfortable
Some say the powder gelling into the
���yes will cause l,lin,|neSs. i can>t ������,_
"eve   tins   bu|   ,i   is   certain   that   the
powder  hurl,   when   il   gets   ���' '���-
eyes.
into   the
LEG WEAKNESS IN CHICKENS
Lessen a chick's vitality by over-
heating, crowding, impure air, and
���'���""Pncss.   keep   bin,   apon     a'   ,,,,���,
board fj00r that offl.rj- m<, ,   ��w
'" to exercise, overfeed him on
rich food until his appetite is clogged
and Ins syslem clogged so that lie
wnnol digest h,'s food and it is ���, t
strange that his rapidly growing
frame and muscles fail to |et le
Supply Of building material cal'd
[or and break down in what we ca
leg-weakness.
ro���,CfoCnl-dy " frCSh *"'��������� Sl*��-*hinc,
room for vigorous scratching in loose
oil, a supply ���f food meaftir d I y
the appetite with plentiful green
stuff  and   fresh   water   to   aid   'n   its
TrVfb*1, ���Pr0t*1in an<i ash are ""<!-
nil " ��"3 fats' Thesc a*-*6 ^l'-
Pbcd by rolled oats for the first four
weeks and later sprouted oats,' by
wheat bran, inely cut green clover
or alfalfa, milk and granulated bone.
KENT & SON
SECONDHAND   STORE
Can  supply your  needs  at right
prices.
COLLINGWOOD EAST
(Right at Station)
.t.i.i,.h-j imj Rrfmrd Srvii
CKNTEK   A   HANNA   I IMITI I) SAT-URDAY, AUGUST 7, 1915
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK.
FIVE
DREAMLAND
H.   H.   DEAN.   Proprietor
COR. TWENTY-SIXTH AVENUE AND MAIN STREET
TUESDAY,  AUGUST  10 ��� JESSE L. LASKY PRESENTS
"THE GIRL OF THE GOLDEN WEST"
Victorian Order of Nurses Fete
Was a Magnificent Success
Ladies  of   Liberal   Association   Came   in for
Making Possible Celebration  Which did so
Much   Praise for
Much Good
FAIRMONT THEATRE
18th and Main Street
All the Latest in Motion Pictures
SOUTH HILL PALACE OF
VARIETIES
(Three blocks south of Municipal Hall)
ALL THE LATEST WAR SCENES AND BEST OF
MOTION PICTURES
AMATEUR NIGHTS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
PHONE SEYMOUR 900
MacDONALD & HAY
BARRISTERS,   SOLICITORS,   ETC.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg. Vancoover, B.C.
MITES CAUSE MIGHTY LOSSES
IN OUR FLOCKS
Are your fowls dumpish?    Do tbcy
peck and  scratch  their  plumage?    Is
the egg record dwindling?
,   If so, there's a reason, and possibly
it's lice or mites.
Eight or more distinct varieties of
lice commonly affect the domestic
fowl during the daytime, and then
at night they are "pestered" with
"thc bed bugs of thc poultry world"
���red mites. In addition to external
discomfort, lice and mites are often
the cause of serious losses.
It takes constant watchfulness and
work to keep poultry houses free
from these pests.
Here are a few hints on the subject by the head of the poultry department at the University of* Wisconsin:
"To find out if mites are present
pour some kerosene into the crevices
of the roosts. Fumigate at once if
the insects are present. Remove all
loose boards and litter from the
house and tightly close the doors and
windows. This should be done early
in the day and the fowls kept out after fumigation until the premises are
well aired.
"Spraying with whitewash, kerosene coal tar disinfectant, or crude
carbolic acid is more satisfactory.
One part crude carbolic acid with
fifteen parts of kerosene -uakes a
splendid mite killer. Painting the
rooms and nests with one of the
commercial compounds takes a little
longer but is more effective.
"In mite extermination the important thing is to reach every crack and
crevice with the spray mixture. Thc
next important point is to repeat the
application al frequent intervals in
order to kill any pests lhal may have
hatched  in  the  meantime."
For constipation, ten drops of sulphate of magnesia to each pint of
drinking water is recommended,
LICE   POWDER   AND   THEIR
USE
LITTLE MOUNTAIN HALL
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hall for public meetings, dances, etc., to Let
Apply W. J. STOLLIDAY
34 32nd Avenue
HATS-H A TS
HATS
I have a few hats left yet.
In order to make room for my
fall stock, I have decided to
continue the sale.
Mrs. Best
147 30TH AVENUE E.
Fairmont 2519 R
Very good lice powder may now
be made at little cost by mixing fine
road dust, two quarts, and tobacco
dust, one pint. In place of road dust
anthracite coal ashes well sifted may
be used, and Persian insect powder
or flowers of sulphur may be substituted for the tobacco dust. The important point, writes Dr. D. E. Salmon in a farmers' bulletin is ib.tt
all the ingredients should be in ihc
form of a very fine dust.
A powder much recommended is
made by mixing three parts gasoline
and one part crude carbolic acid ;90
to 96 p.c. pure) and adding to this
mixture slowly while stirring, enough
plaster of pari's to absorb the liquid.
When enough plaster is added the
mixture should form a dry, brownish powder. Those who make ibis
powder should remember, that gasoline is very inflammable and may
cause an explosion if there is any
fire near; also that crude carbolic acid
of this strength may burn the hands,
face or eyes if it comes in contact
with them.
Lice powders are best applied Inputting them into a tin can having a
perforated top like a pepper box, but
wilh larger holes. A newspaper is
spread out the floor lo catch the surplus powder, the fowl is held by the
legs, head downward, so the feathers
will loosen up and fall away from
the body. Then the powder is dusted
thoroughly through the feathers, especially under tilts tail and wings and
about the neck and head. By rubbing the feathers slightly with ilull li n tl the powder will penetrate and
form a coating over the skin, destructive to both lice and mites, li is
possible and practicable lo keep a
flock of poultry absolutely free ironi
lice and mites, and this should He the
aim of everyone who is eiiedeavorhig
to establish a successful poultr) industry.
Theatrical Notes
Pantages Theatre
The leading feature of the coming
Pantages show will be the appearance of Maude Armfield and the Armstrong Company in "Stars of the Movies," a musical comedy featuring
Miss Armfield. Thc feminine moving
picture stars impersonated are Mary
Pickford, Fay Tincher and Blanche
Sweet, while the male idols are Fatty Arbuckle, Maurice Costello, Charlie
Chaplin, Ford Sterling, Max Asher,
and others. It is said to be one of
the cleverest travesties ever presented
in vaudeville.
Innes and Ryan are singers and
chatterers. Miss Ryan's "Billy Sunday Song" is said to be a tremendous
hit everywhere. Innes is a capital
comedian and also sines.
A most unusual animal act is offered by Karl Emmy and his trained fox
terriers. They perform some marvellous tricks and Emmy's comedy talk
is very diverting.
Sullivan and Mason are singing
comedians with an extensive repertoire. Both are stunning looking
chaps who are veritable fashion plates
when it comes to dress.
The opening act is a combination of
bicycle riding, sleight-of-hand and
animal training. The performer is
Miss Lalla Selbini, a trick cyclist and
prestidigiator, who is assisted by a
trained dog.
As is its custom, the Pantagescope
will reveal some very effective pictures.
In directing their large and aggressive political organization in the mm.
port of on,. ,,i Canada'i worthiest philanthropies���the Victorian < irder of
Nurses���the ladies of the South Vancouver Liberal Association set other
political associations a splendid example.
The South Vancouver Victorian Order of Nurses Benefit at Brock School,
Tuesday of thi week, was a grand
Success, More than a hundred and
thirty dollar, was raised for the I )��� -
der, and tin cause of charity, fellowship and goodwill was greatly helped
Though the Liberal women were the
prime mover- in the promotion of the
entertainment, ihey were assisted liberally by tin- ladies of all'denominations and parties, and South Vancouver worked together in making the enterprise Ihe success which has already been described in the daily
newspapers.
The programme in the afternoon
included solo, by Miss Marjorie
Easson and Miss Blanche Nadeau,
followed by an address by .Mr. Bursill.      As    one    who    had     personally
known Florence Nightingale, Mr.
Bursill chose as his topic, "The Lady
Wilh the Lamp." and gave rcminis-
censcs of her career and life work.
Tn thc Crimean war and the Indian
mutiny, where nurses were practically
unknown, the rate of mortality among
wounded men had been vastly greater
than that of recent wars, the speaker
said, and a wounded man's chances of
recovery were 50 per cent, less than
in modern conflicts. That thi,
change had come about was due in
the beginning to that one courageous
woman, .Florence Nightingale. Mr.
Bursill recalled bow she had gone
alone to the hospitals of Crimea and
labored with the strength and devotion of ten, until she had won the
hearts and confidence of thc officials.
Her midnight passage through the
corridors of the hospital, with lamp
in hand, to sec if there was aught that
she could do for the sufferers, won for
her the title .if the "lady of the lamp,"
That her devotion must still be ri-
peated was necessary, the speaker inferred, as ihc home-coming wounded
soldiers were going to require much
care and attention, and this work
would evolve in large measure upon
the Victorian order. In view of ibis
fact, the speaker urged Ihe public lo
extend its heartiest sympathy and support to the organization.
Madame Lillian Davis closed the
afternoon's programme with an excellent rendering of "Angus MacDonald," and a patriotic song followed as an encore. The evening's pro.
gramme included a selection by Harold Nelson Shaw, a song by Miss !-u-
bel MacEwan, a patriotic address
from the Rev, Dr. Fraser, and a musical tableau by twenty-eight children,
trained by Miss Geraldine McGeer.
The children sang in chorus, "Rule
Britannia," while they were grouped
so that their costumes represented Britain, her colonies, and her allies. Rev,
J. Richmond Craig acted as chairman
for the evening, while Mrs, Esslemont,
president of the South Vancouver
branch of the Victorian Order of
Nurses, presided in the afternoon.
The programme bad been arranged
by Mrs. \V. J.  Prowse.
Other entertainments which proved popular ��� were the fishpond, with
Mrs. Henderson in charge- while a
candy and i.ec cream booth, presided
over'by Mrs. A. C. Hunter and Mrs.
Woodford, with Mi-s Sadi Hunter
and Miss May Campbell assisting, received ils share of patronage. Refreshments were served throughout the
went by a bevy of young girls dressed in nurse's costume, who brought
their trays to thc little tables arranged about the grounds. These included
Miss Gladys Jackson, Mi--- Marjorie
Grealcy, Miss Gladys Irvine, Miss
Dorothy Mouat, Miss Jcs,h Mouat,
Mis- Grace Franklin, Miss Gladys
Beech, Miss Helena Kerr, Miss Kerr.
Miss Alma Davis. Miss ]! thy Baker. Mis, Maggie Clarke and Miss
I.ucilc Davie. Mrs. M. Jackson poured tea.
The reception committee was composed of Mrs. Charles Macauley. president of the order in Vancouver; Mrs.
Esslemont, president of the South
Vancouver branch; Mrs. George M.
Murray, organizer and secretary of
the fete; Mrs. W. H. Griffin, president of the Vancouver Women's Liberal Association; Mrs. H. C. Wood,
president of the South Vancouver Women's Liberal Association; Mrs. Ralph
Smith, Mrs. I. W. Weart, Mrs. Geo.
MacKcnzic. Mrs. Martin, Mrs. Win-
ram, Mrs. Kerr, Mrs. Prowse, Mrs.
Dickie, Mrs. Welsh, Mrs. Miller. Mrs.
John Norbury, Mrs. Walker, Mrs.
Davis, Mrs. McCrossan, Mrs. Chas.
McDonald, Mrs. F. Y. Falconer, Mrs.
F. R. Russel, Mrs. Frank Burnett,
Mrs. Chandler, Mrs. R. C. Douglas
and Mrs. Lester. Others who were
present at the event were Mrs. Lamberton, Mrs. E. Buchan, Mr. Charles
McDonald, Mr. J. W. Weart, Mrs. D.
C. Walker, Mrs. Forbes, Mrs. E. Slater, Mrs. Temperley, Mrs. Mutter.
Mrs. C. C. Cooke, Mrs. A. C. Hunter
and many others. Those in charge of
thc gate were Miss Geraldine McGeer
and Miss Mabel Kay and thc proceeds
of the afternoon and evening will do
much toward replenishing the treasury
of thc order, for the continuance of
their good work.
Mr. and Mrs. D. M. Stewart contributed loyally to thc success of the affair. Mr. Stewart read heads at ten
cents a piece during the afternoon
arid evening, and his tent was one of
trie most profitable side shows upon
tile grounds. Mr. Stewart says that
judging from the bumps upon the
heads of some of the boys and girls
who came under his attention, South
Vancouver need not fear thc future.
For the success of the patriotic ta
bleau much i redit mull be given
Miss Geraldine McGeer. In this ar-
tistic piee,, Britannia, taking the noble part of Britannia anrl the other actor, being as follows!
Jennie Mitchell, Scotland; Helen
McC 10J, Wales ;Marguerite Ledger-
wood. Ireland; Robert McClellan', the
British Navy; Herbert Wood, also tin
King's Navee; Jack Horton, Newfoundland; Florence Irvine, Newfoundland; Carmen Sing. Australia:
Connie Blyih. New Zealand; George
McLellan, His Majesty's Srmy; Harry McLellan, Servia; Albert Robert-
>'ii. Scotland; Minnie Ford, Indian
Girl; Evelyn Minnes, Canada; Jack
I'rowse. Indian Boy; Winnie Withers, Hindoo; Stanley Robertson,
Scotland; Helena Ken. Japan; T'hcl-
ma Winn, Ireland, "Irish Molly Ol";
Stanley Grand. I'at; Marjory Harris,
Japan: Bernice La Belle. Italy; Kric
Badmington. Russia; Frances Mc-
Cool, France.
Nurses of the "Red Cros," were:
Mis,es Dorothy Mouat. Maggie
Clark. Luc'ile Davis. Aileen McGeer,
Una Jackson.
Others taking part in the tableau
were: Madge Hyslop. Belgium; Bob
anil Jack Withers, boy scouts; Cyril
Badmington, boy scout: Maurice
Newman, boy scout.
The ladies are anxious to express
their indebtedness to Mr. Clinc, who
furnished a splendid orchestra, the
I.iheral Club, who furnished chairs;
Mr. W. J. Prowse, for flags and decorations and Mr. D. R. Davis who
furnished an automobile for the service of the artistes; Mr. Rogers, in
charge of General Brock School; Mr.
Ben. R. Gray, who donated the services of himself, his helper and teams:
the South Vancouver School Board,
for the use of the grounds.
While the artistes who contributed
declare tllat the success of the affair
was ample compensation so far as
they were concerned, the ladies wish
lo publicly thank them for their gracefully given services.
Some of the business men of South
Vancouver contributed handsomely.
Among them being: Mr. C, Slater.
Main Meat Market: Mr. James Walden, grocer: Mrs. A. Grassland, provisions; Mr, A. Roberts, teas and cof-
I fee; Mrs. A. Blythc, confectionery;
Mr. John Sloan, the Coast Lumber
and Fuel Company: Crowder and
Company, corner of Main and Bodwell Road: the Chinook Printing Office; Mr. Angus, plumbing anil healing.  Main Street, and many  others.
Vancouver firms whose contributions the ladies wish to make note of
and who are entitled to the thanks of
all interested in Ihe Victorian Order
movement, are: Messrs. Matkin Brothers: Messrs. Kelly. Douglas: Messrs. Gault Brothers; the B.C.E. Railway Company, who gave valuable assistance; Messrs. Hudson Bay Com-
pany; Messrs. Brown Brothers: Messrs. C. II. Jones and Co.; Messrs. !'.
Burns and Co.; the Standard Milk
Company; Turner's Dairy; the Bea-
consfield Dairy: the South Vancouver
Dairy; Shelly Brothers; Woman', Bakery. There were in addition many
donations from firms whose nan; -
are not mentioned.
1 luring the evening the Ilustb -
and tin South Hill baseball teams w< '
to the mat, the Hustlers, as usi; il,
making off with the honors.
PANTAGES
"The House of Happiness"
E.  D.   Graham,  Resident  Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
able of making, Mr. Hughe, believed
that if the rille could be mack- to shoot
160 shots a minute that one man would
be able to do the work of ten. With
that in mind he set to work upon a new
rifle which, it i<- stated, will shoot 250]
cartridges a minute.   '1 he machine gun
is an oii-growtl, of the rille idea,
Mr.  Hugh,- is said to have stipulated in his agreement with the author!
ties that m the event , f acceptii .   I  i
rille the guns should be manufactured
m   Vancouver.     Tin-   ;-   said   to
been acceptable to the authoritii       h    (f c, r ,i       a*      ���       jy
are preparing OtafS Ol  the  luOVieS
It i- -aid.
And
6 ��� OTHER  GREAT  ACTS ���  6-
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20,   9.15
Admission���Matinees,     15c.;     nights,
15c and 25c; boxes. 50c.
MAUDE ARMFIELD AND THE
ARMSTRONG   COMPANY
In
G. G.  McGEER SAYS NO
MEETINGS FOR SOME
TIME TO COME
Believes  That   the   Postponment    of
Provincial Elections Should Be Sufficient  Reason for Truce.
Mr. G, I'.. McGeer, the Libi ral candi.
dale in  the  provincial  riding of  Richmond, which includes South  Vancouver, -late- that he will hold no political
meetings in the district  for some  time
to come.
"I believe," -aid .Mr. McGeer, "tllat
we should have a truce to parte politics for the present at least. Friends
urged that I should address a meeting
at Kalenberg Hall, where I might take
a hand in discussing the merit-; of '"I'll.
Crisis in Ii. C," but I cannot see where
any good purpose could be served in
going on with such a meeting."
A man at the corner of Twenty-
ninth avenue and Main street says that
he will sell a grey pony ior $311. Here
is a bargain in horseflesh.
Mr. Donald Burgess, of South Hill
has purchased an interest in a large
sawmill industry at Mt. Lehman, taking over the interests of Mr. VV. H.
Dav in the company. Mr. Burgess retains his interests in the South Vancouver   Builders' Supply  Co.
iln publication in the April
issue ������! the Gazette of a. new poisoned bran remedy for cutworms, wc
have conducted further experiment**'
in the coni;,i.I of these- caterpillars-
and in certain dry areas, such, a' in
southern Alberta, ��*e hjvj found,.that
.where shorts were substituted . for
bran better results were secured., As
to locust control, we are'carry.iiyg on
extensive experiments .in t.be provinces of Ontario and Quebec and
hope soon; to be able to report one
cesults, Experiments carried on in
19.14 are discussed in Entomological
circular No. 5. The protection of
cabbage and caulikower by placing
tarred felt paper discs around Ihe
steins at the time of planting out has
again given satisfaction. For radishes and onion, fresh pyrcthrum iu-
Isect powder. 2 ounces.in one. gallon
of water, or while hellebore in the
same-strength ha- some years given
good results, the mixture being applied once a week for three weeks
from the time the plants appear
above ground. Owing to the cost of
the matreial. however, the use,s of
either of these insecticides at the
above.strength i, only practicable om
a small scale.
HOW TO CONTROL   THE
VEGETABLE INSECTS
By A. Gibson
Chief Assistant Entomologist, Ottawa
Growers of vegetables are continually troubled with various common
insect pests which every year levy a
very heavy toll, and in addition to
then regularly occurring kinds, there
are almost every season outbreaks
more or less widespread in occurrence, of little known species or of
certain ones which occur intermit;
tently. such as. for instance, the
army-worm, which in 1914 cost the
province of Ontario alone a quarter
of a million dollars. It has been estimated that at least twenty per cent,
of vegetables grown every year are
destroyed or rendered useless by injurious insects. The wide-awake
grower is every year learning more
and more about the common forms
of insects which almost every season, attack in varying degrees the
different vegetables which lie grows.
11 is surprising however, that in
many parts of Canada, growers of
vegetable crops have not given sufficient attention to those kinds of insect pests which occur almost annually, and which, of course, destroy
more or less, cabbage, cauliflowers,
tomatoes and other cultivated plants.
Such losse, could often be entirely
prevented or a large percentage of
���'*-' s saved if the grower had
prouerh investigated ihe injur*, and
an.' . ' ihe correct remedy. It is not,
I   i    ourse,  necessary that the  vegeta-
-,   no!
,' < iln
IVCVi r
ect   h
w t r   should   make   a
f ihc insects themselv
thc  time  nor  the in<
is    \\ hal every growe
articttlarly notice *
tla
<ltl:
cial
it
SOUTH VANCOUVER MAN
INVENTS  MACHINE  GUN
Will Be Made in Vancouver^Imperial
Government Said to Have Accepted
the Invention of Mr.  Fred Hughes.
Considerable interest has been
aroused ill the community over the acceptance by the Imperial Government.
through representatives now in Vancouver, of the new rille and machine
gun, both of which are the invention
of Mr, Fred Hughes, of Hillcrest, who
is employed in the office of the Vancouver Coroner as a shorthand reporter.
The rille will shoot faster than any
implement of war yet invented and is
the same size as thc ordinary rifle
and about the same leighl. The new
machine gun proves, under close test,
to be able to discharge cartridges twice
as rapidly as the Lewis gun. now in
use in the British army.
Mr. Hughes, the inventor, is a
skilled machinist and comes of a family
of inventors. An uncle. Mr. Hoyt, is
claimed to have been the original inventor of the wonderful Westing-house
air brake. He. however, did not get
credit for his achievement and the invention passed, as these things usually
do, into the hands of financiers who
make millions out of them.
In referring to his inventions, Mr.
Hughes stated: "My idea in perfecting
thc guns I have produced is not to
destroy human life, but to save human
life. I believe that their -use by the
British army will tend to cut this war
short. That the immediate slaughter
will be thc price wc shall have to pay
for a peace which will be lasting. In
thc fight with the Germans our men
must be fully equipped. The cause of
humanity demands it and if I have
beeil successful in inventing a machine
which will oe of service to the Empire
I feci that I will be doing my share
for the cause of righteousness and
humanity."
Mr. Hughes, who is well known in
the district, is not of robust health and
his services as a soldier would not be
accepted by the militia. It was at the
Cambie street grounds that he got his
inspiration to perfect thc gun. He
observed the soldiers there going
through the firing manual. He was
irritated at thc length* of time wasted
in loading, discharging and re-loading.
If. at top speed. 16 shots a minute was
all that the ordinary rifleman was cap-
!,-- w I i tier i: bites its ion: i ,r
ks i; up through ils beak which
i, inserts into ihc plant tissue, If the
"-��� cl is a biting one a stomach
poison, such as Pari, green or arsenic of lead, is usually recommended,
if the species is a sucking ��� ne,
���uch a stomach poison would bi useless because the insect would inserl
its beak through thhc poison and
A contact insecticide is, therefore,
reach,   a   safe   feeding   ground   be::-
necessary, for controlling sucking insects, and these usually recommend*
��� d are kerosi n< emulsion, ��hale oil
soap and tobacco preparations.
The entomological branch of the
Dominion  Department of Agriculture
is devoted considerable attention
I ��� the study of vegetable insects and
their control, and circular, and bulletins have beebn published on some
of the most important pests. Investigations are now in progress on the
llife history, habits and control of
cutworms, Ionises, root maggots, etc.
The branch is anxious to co-operate
with growers in every way possible.
Prompt correspondence on the part
of the grower, with specimens of thc
insect responsible for damage is earnestly  requested.
The present season has witnessed
serous outbreaks of such well-known
pests as the Red-backed cutworm,
the Army cut-worm, the lesser migratory locust, the onion maggot, the
cabbage maggot, the seed corn maggot, the Colorado potatoe beetle, etc.
THE SUNNY SIDE."
Do Not Envy Your Neighbor; He Has
Troubles of His Own.
Don't allow yourself to fall into the
way of thinking that you have all the
troubles there are in the world. Don't
for a moment think that life is unfair.
that the scales are unevenly balanced,
by an unjust fate; that you have all
the sorrows and cares while some one
else has all (he joys. You will tie in *r
bad way when you begin to follow
such a train of thought.
Life is, after all, very square, very
even. If we have sorrows we also
have joys. If we have shadows wc
also have sunshine. But neither" you
nor any one of us can have a monopoly
of either thc shadows or 'he sunbeams;
we each have an equal share of both.
And if any one of us seems to have
more than his share of shadows, if he
seems to hav, been given thc lion's*,
share of care and trouble, it is only because he docs not make the most of
thc sunshine while it is with him. He,
i= too busy worrying about the sorrow
he has had and the care he may have
ill the futuri to enjoy tile happiness ol
the present.
Don't envy your neighbor who rolls
about in a high priced automobile,
whili you have to walk. He has his
-hare oi troubles, even though poverty
may not be among them. Don't wish
you were in his place just because In:
stems p. havi every luxury. If you
were in hi- place you might give anything to be back inane again in your
own home.
Our happiness is such a- wc make it-
It is lying read> within hand's reach.
We have only to stretch out our arms
and !ak< 'A. The difficulty i- that most
of us are too busy I loking for trouble
tosei the h ppincss al -.ur door. Most
f us - ��� i - >nci through with thc
problems I I da* than we begin an
liciuating the difficulties of tomorrow.
Is it any wonder that we find s,, much
trouble in life when we are looking foi
it so unceasingly?
Let  us  reverse our    usual    men',
process. , .md begin looking ior happi
ness.    If W( keep thinking of the pie.'
ures of life wt will surely find them.
"Search and ye will find."   This being
so, why not search for the beautiful.
the happy ami the bright instiad of tin
dark and gloomy: Let us forget about
trouble fi r :i while and look only, for
joy, You will be surprised to see how
much  of it  you will  find.
Don't let the shadows which fall on
every path spoil your enjoyment on the
sunshine. Far better to fill your mind
So full of the sunbeams that when tin
shadows fall you will not notice them
for the brightness in your heart.
Quick Action.
Thc teacher was drilling the class in*
mental arithmetic.
"Now. boys." she said, "here is an
casv one. A man desiring to go intc
business borrows $100,000 at 15 per
cent, for four years. What's the result?   Quick!"
Fifteen hands shot up and fifteen
voices shouted in chorus:
"Thc man goes broke."
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SIX
GREATER VANCOUVER CHINOOK
SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 1915
'
A Big Day's Earnings
By Aubrey Fullerton
Pi
very  nearly
hour  there  had
���ot been,,a sound or a movement in
John Wyburn's homestead shack, except, of course, what the clock by the
window had made. Ruff, the dog,
was sleeping off behind the 9tove after the high exertions of his morning's chase; and Wyburn himself had
iat, awake but moody, with his head
��h his arm, and his arm on the, table.
There was nothing else in the room
that could have spoken, or even moved,, and night itself would not have
becu more still. Then the clock struck
���oon, with a quick, snappy sharpness
that seemed almost rude. Wyburn and
the dog, both heard it, and bestirred
themselves: the one because it was
time to get dinner, and the other, no
doubt, because his sleep was out.
A* few minutes later, when Wyburn
was setting out the dishes���three for
himself; and one for Ruff ��� Reddy
Kilmer rode up to the shack, making
such a noise about it that the dog was
���p and off in a flash. There was no
mote quiet then; it was never quiet
where Reddy Kilmer was. Wyburn
gave a hurried turn to the ham that
li-reled ' and spluttered on the stove,
and went to the door; but Reddy had,
as usual,, the frist word.
"Hello, Sober John! Cheer up, if
you can, and say  you're  glad  to see
a��e."
"I am that, but: "
"Oh, I know you'll want full information���you're such an enquiring fellow, John. So I may as well tell you
that I'm on my way to town, and I've
stopped here for two reasons; first,
tor a bite of dinner, if you'll ask me
to have it; and, second, to give you a
message from Tom Murton. He has
some liqy, and oats to sell, and he
would like you to go over and see
what kind of an offer you can make
for (he lot. You understood me about
thc dinner, did you?"
"When: did you see Tom?" asked
Wyburo,ignoring the hint.
"Tbis morning. I called in to see
���if ;Jie wjuited anything in town. And
-as he did. I shall have to stop again
an. my, way back tomorrow."
"One day in Red Deer enough for
.you now, Reddy?" Wyburn asked
again, with a partial smile.
"John Wyburn, you sober old fellow, that's the nearest to a joke I ever
knew you to say, do, or think. You
mean.to imply, I suppose, that that
doesn't give me much time to visit the
future Mrs. Reddy Kilmer? Well, it's
go to do this trip. But wait a minute, 'John, and I'll tell you some modern history."
Reddy, who had till now been sitting in his saddle, dismounted, and
turned the horse free to make its way
to .the stable. Then he led Wyburn
to the corner of the shack, as far as
might be from the door, and, bending
low, whispered mysteriously to him
homesteaders
good talking.
"And now.
country  always   makes
said Reddy, after they
had eaten, "tell me how your own
heart trouble is getting on. Have you
still that silly notion about not being
of any use in the country?"
'Wyburn flushed a bit, and answered
quietly:
"I was thinking about that just before you rode up."
"And thinking mighty blue and
solemn about it, I'll wager. Can't you
make up your mind that you're as
good a citizen as thc rest of us, and
let it go at that?"
"But I'm not. Every homesteader
in the section, that I know of, has
earned a right to his neighbors' respect by some good act or favor. I've
never done a thing to help any of
them."
> "That is just because the chance to
do it hasn't happened to come your
way," Reddy remonstrated. "You
would be as willing to do a good turn
as anyone if you found need for it."
"And doesn't that show that I'm not
fit," argued Wyburn, "when even thc
fates won't give me a chance?"
"John, what you need is a wife. Any
prospects?"
"None."
"I'll venture it's your own fault,
then.   Won't May Gunton have you?"
"I have not asked her."
"And why haven't you?"
Wyburn's color deepened, and there
was pain in his face and voice.
"I'm not worthy, Kilmer."
"Worthy chopsticks!" said Reddy
impatiently. "What's wrong with
you?   Are you awfully bad?"
"I'm not worthy���that's all."
"Look here, you sjlly old freak, I
was talking with May Gunton just
this morning ��� she's been at Tom
Murton's for a day or two ��� going
home tonight, I think she said, and I
believe she would be willing and glad
to be your wife if you had sense
enough to ask her. Surely a shay
like you, with a crop of sixty bushels
to the acre, ought to be able to marry,
if anyone is."
"I had a good crop, yes," answered
Wyburn slowly. "But I'm not worthy
of even that."
"John Wyburn, you're a fool! Not
worthy of a good crop���what d'ye
mean?"
Wyburn rose from the table, and
stood facing his guest. He was much
in earnest now, and his words came
heavily.
"I mean just that���I am not worthy.
What am I that I should be enriched
by land that others had as good a
right to as I had? People call it my
land, but it's mine only because I got
it first, and the crop it grew last year
was the land's earning, not mine. Why
should I be favored more than Tom
Murton, who had only a twenty-bush
in you that I have reason to believe
my wedding day will be pretty near
set within the next twenty-four hours.
I don't mind telling you, either, that
that's what I'm going for."
"That being so, I wish you well,
Reddy," said Wyburn.
. "Sober John, I thank you. Rut give
mc some dinner, or I'll never make the
grade. T'm thinking that him in there
will be done to a finish."
The table talk was of people and
things roundabout, and of the approaching  seeding-timc,   which   in     a
"Friend of my youth, I now confide fel crop, and half of it frozen at that?
Who am I, to take advantage of kindness I'm not deserving of? I've got
to do something that will make me
feci inside myself that I'm fit to u.ie
thc riches' a generous Creator puts in
my way. I haven't done any such
thing yet. I don't feel fit. Kilmer.
That big wheat crop last fall hurt me.
every bushel that came out of the
thresher seemed to mock me and call
ed me a sponger. And at New Year's
I went to sec May Gunton. I thought,
as you said, that T was now in a position to marry, and tllat she could make
a better use of the crop than 1 could.
But when I stood before her, I felt
condemned again. And again I asked
myself: what right had 1 to seek
more riches and more favors? If I was
not worthy of land, I could not be
worthy of love; if I wasn't fit to use
a crop, 1 couldn't be trusted with a
heart.   And so I came away.
Reddy looked at his friend for a
moment in puzzled silence. Then be
shook his head, and answered him,
more kindly than before:
"I can't see it, old man: your philosophy is beyond me. Perhaps 1 ought
to feel thc same way, but 1 don't. My
advice to you is to get over it."
There was no more said about it
till, a little later, Reddy had mounted
his pony and was about to leave. Wyburn walked at his side.
"Goodbye, Kilmer. I'll be wishing
you good luck."
"Thanks, John. And I say, John,
you're a fitter sort than you think. Try
to forget that notion of yours."
Wyburn watched his merry friend
out of sight down the trail, and presently went back to the shack. Quite
otherwise than had been intended,
Reddy's visit had added fresh fuel to
the fires within him, and they burned
anew as again he sat and brooded.
So it was that Tom Murton's message
was forgotten. He recalled it, somewhat guiltily, to face a new difficulty:
would he go today, while May -Gunton was there, or tomorrow, after she
had gone?
The clock decided it, for it counted
off so many hours, while Wyburn waited, that the day wore on, leaving him
no choice but the morrow. He was
both glad and sorry, then, that he
should not see May Gunton.
An hour after the next morning's
daylight, he was on the trail. He was
eager now to be moving, though he
knew not why, and wondered at it.
The way was pleasant enough, had he
cared for that. From his shack to
the main road was a winding half-
mile through the bush, and five miles
east along the public highway brought
him to a side-trail that went to the
Red Deer River, pa9t Murtons. The
river trail led into a thicker growth of
bush than he had come through before, and the marks of winter still lingered hit it, showing patches of snow
between the trees and muddy, pools
that the April suns had hardly more
than touched. Further on, where the
land was more open, the melting snow
had run from the hillsides into a woodsy brook, already swollen and running
fast. Close to this brook, just before
it reached the river, was the Miirton
dwelling.
Tom Murton was locally known as
the Unlucy Man of thc Red Deer.
Road. For three years the crops on
his rented farm had been poor; one of
his barns had burned down; he had
lost' half a winter, the year before,
with a broken leg: and now his wife
was in the hospital. That, very likely, was why May Gunton had been
there helping Tom's twelve-year-old
Betty to keep the house in order while
the mother was away. It would be
like her: and Tom was the kind that
people liked to help���with all his ill-
luck, a cheery fellow still.   -.
Wyburn came out of the bush into
Murton's ccaring, and at its edge,
where he got his first view of the
farmstead, stopped his horse in sudden wonder. It was the same familiar
view that he had seen many times before, except for one thing: there was
no house! The other buildings were
grouped, as they had been always,
some distance back, but where thc
dwelling had been was now a blank!
He rubbed his eyes, half doubting
what they told him, but every time
the picture came back with the empty
place in it. Had Murtons hard luck
again  pursued him, this time with a
fire  in  the night?    Yet  there was no
smoke���only a blank.
Wyburn rode at a gallop down the
clearing. The closer view was even
more strange; for there he saw, no!
that a fire had burned, but that thi
heart had sunken, taking thc house with
it.v A newly made hole opened lik<
the mouth of a great well, forty feet
across, ils sides showing deep and
black.
It was very still. A cow-bell liu-
kled in the barn, and a bird or 'wo
chirped bravely in thc neighboring
bush: after that it was still again. And
in that black hole was perhaps an even
greater stillness. For Tom Murton
and Betty must be buried in th landslide that had swallowed up their
home.
H tied his horse a little way back,
and walked cautiously to the edge of
the hole. Loose earth had fallen from
the top, and even now, he saw, was
breaking off and rolling down the
sides, a straight drop of nearly thirty
feet Tom's little house, if not wrecked in the fall, was at least buried deep,
for not a timber of it showed above
the bottom of the pit.
The fatal meaning of the thing came
to Wyburn with the conviction that
he must search it out. He must do it
at once, and alone: there was no one
else within two miles. Yet how? He
turned away from the hole to feel'
,with careful steps, the surfacetlevels
around him, half expecting*-the ground
to give beneath him as he went. Thc
yard of Murton's house was close to
the brow of the hill. Just beyond and
below was th river, and part way
down thc thinly wooded slope of the
shore was the abandoned dump of the
.old Pioneer coal. mine.
And then it all came to him, in a
sudden, soul-strivin glight. The Pioneer mine had cave in I Its tunnels
which had not been worked for several
years, ran from the river bank in a
net-work of branches, and some of
these were known to bave reached far
into thc hill before the veins had given out. Wyburn had once gone
through the mine, and he remembered
that he had come out of the main
tunnel into a large central chamber, in
which the bulk of the coal had been
mined. Its sides ran high, till they
must have gone, he had then thought,
unusually close to thc surface. Murton's dwelling, it now seemed, must
have been built-directly over tbis underground hollow, and when, for some
unknown reason, thc roof of the mine
gave away, the building dropped with
it.
If this were so, the tunnels which
had cmtombed the Murtons might also have saved them. Wyburn's mind
was now working quickly, and the
clearing of the mystery showed him
the need of instant action.
Back at the barn he found a heavy
shovel and with this he hastened down
thc river-bank to the mouth of the
tunnel. His hope was that the walls
of the house might have shielded the
prisoners from the mass of earth and
coal that had come down after them,
and that the timbering of the tunnei
nfight have fallen in such a way as
still to have left them an air channel.
Thc tunnel made, at least, the best
means of reaching them.
The mouth was half-filled with fallen earlh, through which Wyburn
cleared his way, and went out into
the open space beyond. The litter of
a disused mine lay all about, and thc
faint light that had filtered in from
thc mouth gradually gave way to
complete darkness, in which he groped uncertainly. Somewhere water
was running, and it occurred to him
that thc snow-fed brook back of the
house might have something to do, by
way of an underground leakage, with
thc unsettling of the mine. He stumbled on through the dark, not knowing into what hidden mystery he
might be going. Fifty feet further
the way was blocked.
For two hard hours he worked
against an unseen obstacle of earth
and rock, keeping close to the timbered wall. The sounds of his shovel,
as he lifted its scanty pickings, fell
strangely in the narrow darkness and
seemed to mock him. Before and a-
bovc him was a mass of fallen waste
that threatened to engulf him at any
moment as it had engulfed the Murtons. The air grew heavy, and ' at
spells he crept hack for breath. Two
hours of effort brought no result. The
task seemed impossible. Why should
he longer continue it? Very likely it
was already loo late to save Tom and
his little girl, and he was in instant
peril of his awn life. It was too hard
a risk!
There came, from what seemed to
be the inmost depths of the earth, a
slow and threatful creaking. He turned to'go. Then he paused, and for
several moments thought it out. This
thing that he had set out to do���if it
might be done, he would like to do it:
he would try again. And he went
back to his task.
With a few more strokes the shovel
broke through, and Wyburn felt a
welcome rush of new air. The loosened stone nnd earth rolled to his feet,
leaving an opening of a man's size,
and through this he crept on hands
and knees into a small passage that
appeared to run along the side and
bottom of the main tunnel. If this
but went far enough he might yet
reach the Murtons. But it was still
densely dark, and he could not see, or
even guess, how far the open space
extended. It seemed, however, that
he had conic a long way from the
mouth of the mine: surely as far as thc
site of thc fated house. He called,
and bis voice echoed weirdly.
There  was  no  answer. He  had
hardly dared hope there would be. But
again   he  called.
And then, from perhaps thirty feet
away, came a faint, thin cry, the voice
of a man far-spent. The Murtons
were just beyond him!
How he found them, pinned down
beneath the timbers of thc house;
how. with desperate struggle, he freed
them and how he then got them out
of the tunnel, Wyburn has never been
able at all clearly, to tell. There was
three���Tom, and his little girl, and
one other���and they were limp and
lifeless in his arms as he carried them
away.
Three times out through the tunnel,
by Ihe same groping way he hal
come, Wyburn now went with his
helpless burdens, anl twice back again.
It had been a work of many hours,
and at thc last his strength failed him.
One clear sense���that he must go on
���remained, and under its impulse he
brought the three out from the tunnel into the open air and carried thorn,
one by one, up the bank. He hardly
noticed that he was still moving in
thc dark, nor realized that while he
had been working- in the tunnel the
day had gone. At the brow of thc
hill, to which he climbed with pain,
he laid/down the three still unmoving
forms, and then dropped beside them,
exhausted. *
When ihe came to himself, someone
was bending over him, and fearfully
he saked:
"Where are they?"
It was Reddy. Kilmer's voice that
answered. "Ned Carter has taken
them away. He's coming back for
you presently. They must have been
pretty far gone, John, but they came
to after a bit, and seem to be alright
now. Ned. and I gpt here just in,
time.    What about yourself?"
"I'm tired, very tired," said Wyburn slowly. "But I wonder, Reddy,
if I've earned the right now "
"Earned? I say, John, this is the
biggest day's earning you ever did in
your, life. You need never again be
troubled about not being fit or worthy
for now you've proved it. And you've
earned something else, too. She- as
much as told me, just now."
"She told you?" said Wyburn won-
deringly.    "Who do you mean?"
"Why���I say, you stupid hero, donlt
If you wish to dispose of your
Household Goods, Horses, Cattle,
Automobiles by AUCTION consult
R. C. Simmons
who will guarantee satisfaction and
prompt  returns  day  of sale.
OFFICE:  25TH  AVE. &  MAIN
Phone: Fair. Res.: S<?y. 8527 R
South Vancouver. Phone Fair.
Res.  Phone: Sey. 8527 R
of that death-trap?"
"Tom and Betty, I suppose. There
was another, too, but I couldn't see
who it was."
"It was May Gunton."
WESTMINSTER   CHURCH
The usual Sunday services will, be
held in the Westminster Presbyterian
Church, the topic for the day to be
"Thc World's Hope." Rev. Mr. Craig
will officiate.
The annual Mission Band picnic
will be held on August 12th in Stanley Park, at the Pender Street entrance. All people interested will
kindly meet at one o'clock at 25th
Avenue.
The Ladies' Aid Society will preis
ent "Thc Family Album" on Tuesday,
17th, and it is expected there will be
a large turn out.
NEW AUCTION ROOMS
Take notice, ye people of South
Vancouver, a large auction room has
been opened up at 4164,Main Street
in the City Heights Stables. Mr. R.
C. Fitzsimmons, the proprietor and
auctioneer, has had a wide experience
in the sale of horses, cattle, automobiles and household goods, and guarantees satisfaction and prompt atten
tion. .  He  is  now  open  for  business
you know who it was you  took outand solicits your esteemed patronage.
We   deliver���immediately���anywhere.
Phone your order to  Seymour 6722.
���VANCOUVER WINE
(With the Sunburst Sign)
1097 Granville. Cor. Helmcken.
We Paid Out For Malt
alone, during the year 1914, over $170,000.00.
No common ordinary malt either, but the cream
of the Alberta crop, selected by our own buyers.
is a drink that does you good. Full of nourishment and health-giving qualities for the body.
On sale at all liquor stores.
Six pints for  ,.50c
Three quarts for  50c
Vancouver Breweries Limited.
EDGETT'S
Tin; ntc. urocery store i in ii vstings street west
Hrlull Grorcrlea Selling nt Wholeanlc  Price*
LISTEN���TO  .SAM.   HONEY!   HOW f  UI   STUDYING THESE PRICES
Libby's   Mammoth    White    Aspara-
KUfl,   2  1-2   lb.   tins,   .|r,c,   reduced   -I
for $1.00
Libby's    Asparagus    Tips,      regular
36c, 6 for  ��1.00
Libby's  Bungalow Ox  Tongue,  regular 50c,  1 for  $1.00
Veal   and   Ham   Loaf,   regular   30c,
7  for   91,00
Libby's Tomato Catsup, regular 30c,
reduced   li   for    $1.00
Soups,  regular llic,  10 for   . ...$1,00
Libby's Olives, large, celery stuffed, reg. 70c, reduced 2 for . ...nil.00
Libby's   Olives,     pimento     stuffed,
reg. 45c, reduced 4 for $1.00
Uosedale Peaches, regular 25c, 6
Tor    ,    si.oil
Libby's  Canned   Pears,  regular  35c,
reduced 4 for   (1.00
Chicken Loaf, reg. 35c, 4 for (1.00
Queen     Olives,   plain,   reg.   30c,     6
for  ...:   (1.00
Queen Olives, plain, regular 20c, 12
for       $1.00
  If,   1(1 U.ITV    AND   SERVICE   inukea   Edgett's   the   Big   Store.
Wnli-li  Hnllj   Piiiiitn   for  Specials.    Wc  liny Direct From Manufacturer
and Producer.
Spices, regular 10c value, 3 for 25e
Starch,   laundry,   reg.   10c   value,   3
for       Mc
Pineapple, regular 15c value, reduced   2   for    , 25c
Peanut ISutter, regular 25c lb., only
per  lb    20c
Pickles, large quart bottles, English,   40c   value    30c
Criseo, regular  35c tins    30c
Vinegar, malt,  wine, cider, 15c and
2   for   ....' 25c
Pork   and   Beans,   Van   Camp's,   15c
size   for    10c
Corn Starch, reg. 10c, 3 for . .25c
Sardines, regular 10c. 4 for ... .25c
Salt. Windsor Table, 7 sacks ..25c
Pickles,   bulk,   Libby's    sweet,    per
pint,   15c,  or   per  quart    25c
Devilled   Ham,   Tongue   or   Chicken
15c size for   10c
Vinegar, pure pickling, gallon 45c
Plums.   Greengages,   11.   C   Fruit.   3
for       25c
Kolled  Oats,   3  lbB.  25c;   we give  5
lbs.   for       2Sc
Old Dutch, reg. 10c, 3 for   26c
Baby   Powder,   reg.   20c   tin,   2   tins
for      2Sl,
Lobster  (Eagle Brand)   reg.  40c  tin
for           25c
Baking Soda, Cow Brand, 3 for 25c
ViSih Rl".k' ,20c lb" at 3 '<����� <��*
Kolled   Oats,   largo   family   packets.
-. f,'r    45C
Ketchup,  large bottles, regular 2uc
2   for     'itit.
Bird    Seed,    Spratt's,    ihc    p'kts.,    2
*or         *25c
Soap, Oatmeal, 10 cakes for ..'. .45c
Toilet Paper, rolls, 7 for ... 25c
Pastry Flour. 40c sack for .. ":(5c
Halsins,   reg.   2   for  25c,   we  give   3
for   . .. ,- ���     25c
Salmon,   regular   20c,   2 ' for".''   25c
Figs,   cooking,   4   lbs.   for    "25c
Pollshlne   for   brass   or   silver,     4
lor  use
Clams, regular 15c, 2 for ." 25c
Prunes, nice Juicy, 3 lbs. for **25c
Dustbane, reg. 15c, our price 35c
Dog Biscuits (Ramsay's), 2 for 45c
Graham Wafers, 35c tins for 25c
Soup, Vegetable and B,eel', in picts
usual price 10c, now 6 for ..        25c*
Mnll  Order  Drpnrtment.       Dnlly  DellvcrlcH Every  Part City.       Sey.  RvSfl��
llrllverte*���Ki-rrlndiilr   mid   Kluiriic,   Tact/day   nnd   Thuraday.     North
Ynncnuvcr,  Mondny und   Erldny.    Colllngnood,  Turndfly  nnd  Prlilny,

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