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Vol. IV. No. 27���Established 191
Price Five Cents
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���*'l In- triif.'i nt all tlnii'* firmly atniula
\ Mil   m lni 11   from  iiki*   tn  ill;,-  i-mtiire."
EPORTS are current from time to time to
the effect that Sir Richard McBride, British
Columbia Premier, will shortly withdraw
from Provincial politics and take up the work of the
Agent-General's office in London, England. The
average elector is inclined to doubt the reliability
of such reports and so far as the ordinary observer
can see there should be reason to doubt and disbelieve such reports were it not that well informed
Conservatives in Vancouver and elsewhere are stating quite openly that Sir Richard is about to relinquish the leadership of the party to Mr. Bowser.
It has always been the general opinion among
British Columbians that when the time came for Sir
Richard's retirement from British Columbian politics, he would take his place amongst the leaders of
the Conservative party at Ottawa and possibly as
official head of one of the departments in the Government of Canada. The people of British Columbia
have done well by Sir Richard; they have supported
him in season and out of season ever since he went
into politics.
When he was about to enter into a- railway contract with the greatest highbindeis in Canada, they
supported him and again after he had completed the
contract with these highbinders and asked for their
approval of his deal ihey again supported him, and
iheir support has been of such a whole-hearted character, that in expressing themselves the people almost
extinguished the Liberal parly in the legislature altogether. No public man in Canada can boast of
such a faithful following as Sir Richard has had,
and yet we find that he is likely to resign the Premiership and take an office in London, not at all as
important as the people would reasonably expect
him to attain to.    '
The question everywhere asked is why does our
own Dick want to leave us to Billy Bowser, Doc
Young, Tom I aylor to plunder to then heart's content, and lake an office in London so far away thai
he can't hear his faithful old electors crying in the
wilderness (so to speak). There should be a reason,
and there is a reason.
In British Columbia the next few years are to be
trying ones. Business men, farmers, miners, manufacturers, and fishermen will all be crying out for
help. Sir Richard sees before him the impossibility
of giving them their proper relief. The money is
all spent, the treasury is empty. No assistance to
farmers can be given. No markets can be built up
for lumbermen, no smelters can be established for
miners in British Columbia. No cheap power can
be established to help out the manufacturers. And
Sir Richard has come to that point in his public
career where the astuteness of his character and
likewise his lack of courage have manifested themselves, and according to some of his old admirers
he has discreetly decided to remove himself as far
as possible from the wrath that is to follow. We
think that if the report is correct that Sir Richard
is going to hand over the Premiership to Mr. Bowser it shows that an element of weakness in the
makeup of Sir Richard has displayed itself very
plainly. A courageous statesman should not be
afraid of the result and effect of his own acts.
wilh the contagion. Now is the time for reclaim- j to be given to Municipalities for cultivation by the
ing, adjusting, negotiating, in order that we may ex-1 unemployed; (d) Land in cultivation to be assessed
tricate ourselves from our financial embarrassment i on its value as farm or garden land.
AVERY important matter for the electors of
South Vancouver at the present time to consider is the matter of the reeveship for 1916,
i and we must say that it is a good sign to see several
| prospective candidates in the field. The next year
is gojng to be a serious one for this municipality.
Wh"\t with depleted revenue due to the general financial depression, some careful financing will be require^ to keep the credit of South Vancouver as it
should be. We all deplore the mistakes of former
years, and of former councils. We must all acknowledge that for some years the extravagance of
the people, public, individual and private was, looking at it from where we now sit, something unspeakable. Extravagance was in the air���governments,
cities, municipalities and individuals were infected
"rought about by such extravagance,
We must get back again to first principles, and
it is the duty of every good citizen in South Vancouver to give the matter of our -nunicipal affairs his
and her very best attention. Our new reeve should
be a man in whom financial institutions and business
concerns have confidence, and it would appear to
us to be beyond the ken of man to ascertain what
principles or qualifications are possessed by Reeve
Gold to justify his appearing in the field again as a
candidate. We have no doubt he will again be a
candidate, he wants the job and apparently needs
the salary, and his chances of election will be very
good in the event of the vote being divided up between several other aspirants for office.
Let us suggest in all sincerity that the possible
candidates get together on this matter. Let there
: be no splitting of the vote as has often before resulted so disastrously. Let there be compromise���
give and take���among the gentlemen whose names
are already mentioned for the office of reeve. Let
there be some sacrifice of personal ambition, if necessary, to the end that we may have a different
reeve in 1916 from the one we had in 1915.
Some attempt must now be made to redeem this
municipality, otherwise, financial and moral ruin
will stare us in the very face. There are several
good men in South Vancouver who would effect
the desired "come back" to the municipal credit and
do something to create an atmosphere of dignity,
respectability and intelligence in our municipal council meetings.
Legislation by Order in Council.���All clauses in
Acts giving authority to the Lieut. Governor in
Council, or to any Minister of the Crown to interpret the meaning of lhe Act, or to have any independent power of action therein, to be declared
ultra vires.
Department of Labor.���To establish a Department of Labor and Free Labor Bureaus.
Public Service.���All public service to be nonpartisan and on Civil Service basis.
Prohibition.���To enforce the result of the plebiscite on the liquor question.
Enfranchisement.��� (a) Women Suffrage; (b)
Iniative, Referendum and Recall; (c) Proportional
BY taking the position on the Prohibition question which he does, Sir Richard makes a bid for the
solid support of the Barleycorn interests, but we would respectfully suggest that he go slow in
doing this; it may have the effect of delaying his defeat somewhat, but the government that clings
to the whiskey interests for support as did the late Roblin government in Manitoba, will just as surely
come to a disgraceful end.
In dealing with the prohibition issue, the Liberal party took a stand which fair-minded people, in
the face of the double dealing of McBride and the activity of the whiskey interests, cannot but endorse.
The SATURDAY CHINOOK would respectfully suggest that the forces of the Government
are endeavoring to put through a political deal which will not only, retain for them the saloon vote but
wtiich, by inflaming party spirit, will secure in addition a substantial following from the ranks of the
It took Sir Richard McBride three months to
put together his reply to the Prohibition people.
His letter of last week definitely turning down all
the requests of the Prohibitionists contained a multitude of words. The main points of the document-are as follows:
"The delay in respect to the latter decision
bas been largely on account of representations of
persons and bodies expressing a wide variety of
opinions. . . . There are two questions mainly to
be considered; first, as to when the plebiscite
should be, and second, as to what form it should
take. . . . The Government wholly concurs in the
advisability of the question being dealt with in a
non-partisan way, but, personally, I am inclined
to think that much more satisfactory results would
be obtained by the voting being concurrent. It
does not in any way involve the mixing up of issues. . . . The danger is that on a separate day
the voting will only bring out the extremes of both
parties. . . . It will cost between $40,000 and
$50,000 to submit a plebescite separately. . . .
As to the form of submission you wish, a referendum in the exact terms of a bill to be placed before the people. . . In the first place, this restricts
the choice of the people to only one method of
dealing with the liquor problems, whereas there
may be many effective methods. . . In the second
place, I am opposed lo ihe suggestion of direct
legislation which is contrary in spirit to the British
representative institutions and responsible government. It is a form of legislative procedure growing up in the United States wilh veil) unsatisfactory and expensive results.
Whereas there exists a movement to have legislation enacted in this province in favor of prohibition, this desire finding expression in a request
recently made to the government to have the
queston submitted apart from a general election;
And whereas the Liberal party have gone on
record as being in favor of removing the liquor
question from party politics;
And whereas the proposal to submit this question to the people introduces the principle of direct
And whereas the principle of direct legislation
is in the opinion of this executve desirable, and
that it should not be limited in its application to
this one question but should apply (with proper
safeguards) to other questions of province-wide
import, and believing that in the adoption of direct
legislation lies the best solution of the liquor question as well as other equally important problems
and that its proper application would remove
many of the evils from which we are now suffering;
Therefore, be it resolved that the Liberal party of British Columbia as represented by this executive, pledge itself to the policy of submitting
this question of prohibition lo lhe people bv a referendum, and that this executive adopt the principle of direct legislation and the prompt enactment by lhe Liberal party when placed in power
of the necessary legislation for ihe carrying into
effect of such a policy;
And be it further resolved that should a vote
of the people before a general election be taken,
such vote showing a majority in favor of prohibition, the Liberal parly when returned io power
will enact the necessary legislation to make effective Ihe ivill of ihe people.
WE have received a copy of the platform of
the Provincial Independent Party, which
we are delighted to publish herewith. We
cannot but observe that the platform is a very short
one.    There may be some virtue in this feature of
j it, although we must "say that the platform is silent
upon many questions which one would naturally ex-
1 pect it to be explicit and clear.
The Independent Party is evidently in favor of
proportional representation, and it will be no doubt
very interesting to those ratepayers of the academic
class to hear the leaders of the party disport themselves on the advantages and beauties of this system.
By the way, the late Honorable F. D. Monk
during the session of  1911   made a very excellent
| speech on the subject at the invitation of Sir Wilfrid
j Laurier, the then premier.    Any person desiring to
be posted should look up "Hansard" of 191 I, and
I read Mr. Monk's speech.    But having read this remarkable address on the subject of proportional re-
i presentation (and we believe Mr. Monk's exposition
i of the subject was the clearest and best ever deliver-
1 ed in Canada), we would respectfully suggest that
1 the matter should there be dropped, or further discussion of it postponed in British Columbia for a
period of say, twenty years.    There are matters of
politics which we want to have settled in British
Columbia before we tackle anything like proportional  representation.    We must first settle the land
question, the lumberman's difficulties, the    mining
questions, the high cost of living question, the railway transportation question, the coal question, the
immigration question, to say nothing of the graft and
financial questions just now engaging the members
of the B.C. government and some of the electors of
this Province.      We would also say that we should
place this Province on such a footing that the $25,-
000,000 spent on the importation of foodstuffs into
British Columbia should all be raised and produced
in this Province.
When the programme partially outlined above
has been absolutely brought into effect, it will, we
think, be ample time to begin a campaign for proportional representation. We think the independent
voter should see that some of the above questions ai'e
settled satisfactorily before refusing to support one
or other of the great political parties in Canada.
Surely the time has arrived when we should address
ourselves serioasly  to those  questions of practica'
T is a matter of current report that in the reconstruction which is likely to occur in the cabinet
at Victoria, the Honorable Dr. Young is to be
left out and that a perfectly new man is to take over
the department of Education. Now what has Dr.
Young done to offend Hon. Mr. Bowser? Has he
been buying pure bred bulls or coal stocks without
Mr. Bowser's consent, or has he been receiving
them as gifts and refusing to divide up with the other
government members? Or has he been entrusted
with he task of getting campaign funds together and
failed? Or what has he done to bring dishonor
upon his poor old head? In the Province of Manitoba, the Minister of Education was shouldered with
the responsibility of collecting moneys, and has, unfortunately for himself, been caught with the goods.
Are we to believe that this is the system we have in
British Columbia? Further, is it in keeping with
Conservative campaign principles that the Ministers
of Education are to be made responsible for the collection of party funds? Has poor Dr. Young, our
Minister of Education, been lollowing the path of
George R. Caldwell, Minister of Education in the
late Roblin government? And is Dr. Young to go
down and out the same way as did Caldwell in
What a portfolio this education department must
be under Conservative government! And what of
the new man? Has he the qualifications? .There
is one thing our Mr. Bowser should do, he should
make a clean-up���if he is going to make any changes. Dr. Young has a lieutenant by the name of Alexander Robinson, whose conduct in many respects
has been inexplicable.
When Mr. Bowser is engaged with this department he should have Mr. Robinson examined both
by a doctor and by a lawyer. Either that gentleman is incompetent or wicked, just which we are not
sure, but if he were examined, we might find out
just whether the department existed for the purpose
of promoting the education of people in the arts nnd
sciences or in educating them in Conservative campaign methods. At all events the department should
be thoroughly cleaned out.
MR. GEORGE KIDD, general manager of the
B. C. E. Railway, is to be commended on his action
in requesting all physically able employees of the
company to join some organization to fit themselves
for military service and be ready to act in case ari
emergency should arise. Notices to this effect were
last week posted in the various offices of the company. As a result on Friday evening last, at a meeting held in the head office, 180 out of 250 employees present, after listening to an address by Capt.
Milne, officer commanding the 6th Regiment, attached themselves to thai body. Lieuts. G. W.
Duncan and G. W. Cripps of the 6th Regiment, and
Lieut. Bush of the 72nd Highlanders, also spoke,
urging those present to join the Home Guard. Owing to the absence in Victoria of Mr. Kidd, Mr.
Geoffry Porter, chief electrical engineer in the corn-
politics, the proper and successful treatment of which j Pany- presided.    The B. C. E. Railway has sent
would make this Province stand out among the Prp-
| vinces cf Confederation as the greatest and best of
! them all.
The following is the platform of lhe "Provincial
! Independent Party":���
Land Settlement.���(a) All charges, due to the
i Crown on lands, etc., to be paid for or forfeited.
i .
I Subject, however, to credit being allowed for moneys paid; (b) Advance to be made or, improved
property in accordance with the principles of the
New Zealand and Australian Loan Acts; (c) Land
a goodly compliment of men to the front. In the
Princess Pats, the 72nd Highlanders and the 29th
Regiment, whose records will ever be the boast and
pride of Canadians, the company is well represented. Yet there are still clinging to the company's
pay roll many single, able-bodied men whose services the company recently intimated could very well
be spared. For these men "too proud lo fight" the
Home Guards should hold a special attraction.
There they would be safe from the degrading firing
line and still wear a becoming uniform. Tlie calibre
of an unmarried and able-bodied young man of the
Home Guard need never be questioned. SBHHI
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I&ttflrial ��ptnintta
According to a despatch from the United Stale-, hinety-
1 five per ��'i nt. of the hyphenated citizens in Buffalo, Cleveland and other northern cities place allegiance tn Germany
ahovc  -licit  American citizenship us they  have acquired,
Professor Perry defines pacifism a- a combination of
uon-resi-tanc and neutralism, N^on-rcsistance, commonly
lint erroneously c infused tvith unselfishness, as a matter
of fact, under present conditions; means saving one's own
skin and one's own feelings while others suffer. Neutralism means refusing t" take sides in thc presence of a ureal
I many of them are talking of punishing the land of their struggle, and manifests itself in  the present crisis in tlu-
attitude of those whn declare lhat all parties arc equally
to blame ur equally innocent, "an easy-going policy, for
ii saves iln- pain of decision, and permits thc mind to mud-l
adoption in a singular way. After the war i- over, they
will pack their trunks and go hack to the Fatherland. Severe as this threat ii. its accomplishment might have corn-
Answering "Expectant Reader" and "Pro llono Publico" ' I""*""'""- '"' ordinary Americans without hyphenated I die along in a state of flabby vacillation and proerasjins
the Courier is pleased tu announce that Sir Rodmond Rob- ;-ll*-^"'*'''i ''*'" ���"�� "Jelling pretty tired of tin noise a small tion."
lin and his Ministers an- nol yet in jail. These gentlemen '"" "ell-organized section ol American society has been
arc still free to come and no. and their boyish escapade is maki����- Tl"' '���"��������< '- ""*"���-<��� "��1' "' ������'-���'������ "' f"rcing Uncle
rapidly being forgotten.   Mr. Kelly, the contractor, is still  s"" "' "^consider Ins decision to continue tlu   shipment by the instincts of human nature.    The firsl  sign of the
abroad, somewhere in thc neighborh I of Chicago, and  '" munitions ol war to thc Allies.    But no American need raajca| militarist  i- a  fatalistic acquiescence in  war;  the
Winnipeg waits in vain for his return. I1���." s''''1' *)v*-'r tlu* i""'"i��1'''* "' partniB from his German Mcrmd. suspicion or misanthropy.    "Ile who goes about
Answering  "Citizen"  and  "Reformer,"  ihe  same    an-  nc,8hbor*-    *'lu>' ���'���'"���"' '" America to make money, and  w���h SC(irn ,,r truculcncc or cold suspicion written on his
Militarism Professor Terry defines as thc spirit which re-
gards war as necessary and irremediable, made necessary
i onmemeiit is made with regard to all those who sold ancient and decrepit horses to the Governmcnl i
they ��ill stay in America to make money.   They are hardly
n   \u"iist   '-kcJy '" B�� home with thc benevolent purpose of helping
|the Kaiser to pay off the enormous war debts that he ha
been  accumulating,���Toronto  Saturday   Night.
1914.    Notwithstanding the patience and   persistence   of
Judge  Davidson and  Mr. John Thompson, K.C.. no man
who "did" the Government in horses and horse feed ha-
yet gone to jail.
Indeed, it may lie admitted, for the benefit "i any who I	
may he ignorant, that the man who "does" n Government      Prairie publications art  drawing attention to those |ie-
is not likely to he incarcerated,   The chances are about a cttliar contradictions in ihc market which are -o discourag-
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million to niie in his favor,    Ministers of Justice and At- ing  to  the  farmer.    Last   fall  wheat   was  about  $1.2.1 n
torney-Generals, as wc have them in Canada, do not believe  bushel and  the probable continuance  of the  war makes
lhat imprisonment  is a  fitting  reward  for this brand of $1.50 wheat a very strong probability this year.    Instead,
business ability.���Canadian Courier. wheat has dropped io about 90 cents a bushel.   Hops, which
  Mast year were $6.50 a hundred, and which dealers predicted
would  fall  still  further,  have  increased almost  fifty  per
If the situation has any moral it is that it is ever idle
for the fanner to allow his production to overtake an inviting market. In thc very nature of things her products
(particular^ in the case of live stock1) cannot be matured
There is a room in one pf thc business blocks facing
Quilchena Avenue that appears woefully forlorn and terribly deserted.    Once it was tlie meeting place for many
patriotic persons; now spiders are weaving iheir webs from | ;in,i m;irk,tcd "Sufficicnily~lasl to justify an'ilttempt'to'co:
the ceiling and dust covers the windows, walls and fl -,.     , ,-,���,��� ,��� :���, attractivt, ,���".l,.]u.t,    T,K. ���nK. s;,lV. 0������s,, ., ���,
Even the card -igu that tormerrly announced to the i
passerby on the street the fact that within was to be found
the headquarters of a proud political parly, has doubled
up in an endeavor to hidi ils shame, no one having been
merciful enough to remove.it from its deserted surroundings.
This Sign commenced to get a kink in its back aboul
the time the Price Ellison cow deal was brought to public
notice; then, when the Ministerial Union unmasked Mr. !
Alex. Lucas, it doubled itself a trifle more, -lill endeavoring
to bear up under the strain; bul when ii became known that |
Old Doc Young had received a "present" '���! $105,000 worth
of stock in the Pacific Coal Mines. Ltd., it collapsed completely.
"l'i- a sad tale, my mates; but true, nevertheless. "Coming events casl their shadows before."
If you desire to glance al the mosl deserted-looking place
in town, take a peep al the Conservative Committee
Rooms.���Merritt I lerald.
face will find it reflected in every face he sees. On lhe
other hand, a child wi"s kind words and kind looks because
he so unhesitatingly and confidently assumes that he is
going to get them."
Between the pacifism which is non-resistance under all
circumstances and to all injustice and the militarism which
regards war as necessary and irremediable, made necessary
hy iln- instincts oi" human nature, there is an essential, uncompromising, and irreconcilable hostility. But between
love of peace and courage to fight there is no hostility.
On the contrary, preparedness against war and preparedness for peace are identical. W'e prepare for peace by preparing against war.
'I here  may  be   Some  militarists  in   America   who desire
war and are dazzled  by a vision  of ils glory,  though  we
have never met with such nor with any expression of such
opinion in American utterances.    There doubtless are some
militarists in America who regard war as an inevitable and ]
permanent necessity and who have no faith in any plans I
to get  rid of war and substitute peaceful  methods for the
settlement of international controversies.    But such mili-1
tari-t-  are   few   in   number.     There   certainly  are  a    good.'
The visit of Parker William-. M.P.P., through the northern interior of this province cannot help but have a very
damaging effect upon the McBride government. Coming
from the legislature as he does, after spending the past
thirteen years in that house, with the utter denunciation
of that government and ils course for the past ten years
at least, bears a good deal of weight with thc independent
and fair-minded voters. I'arker Williams is a Socialist anil
admits that lie does not expect tllilt liU party will make
much diifererncc ill the complexion of tile next legislature.
He has therefore no axe to grind, lie is out wholly for
the purification of the political life of B.C. Ile aims to
sec an honest effort made to develop the natural resources
of the province; to get the province on a self-supporting
basis; to get the individuals to do their separate parts and
at the same time to act in harmony with the whole population. In other words. Parker Williams wants to see British Columbia a "White Man's Country"���not referring to
race, creed or color, but a country free from the control
of a few grafters who have made the rest of the population
slaves to their every whim. Every man who takes up that
fight Is as worthy of honor as the men fighting in thc
trenches.���Omincc'a Herald.
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and whose opinion- have counted, have succumbed to t
Anybody can see that thc  Balkan situation i-. and hi -
been, extremely complex.    It was very difficult to persua   ���
Serbia  to  give  Up   Bulgarian   Macedonia.    That   task   w  -
accomplished, but it  wa- found to be impossible  i , pt  -
suade her to make Ihis concession effective before th,   v.
was over.
It -In   had iloiii   so would il have helped?    With this nt
slice   of   territory   in   hi,   hands,   and   ��ilh   a   much   bell
chance  of attacking  Serbia,  would  any  consideration
honor have prevented  Ferdinand from answering the ci
from Berlin when ii came to him?   Should wc have don
anything more than give the enemy a better strategic position?    I   cannot  give you an answer to lhe  question, an
neither can Mr.  Know-all.    Diplomacy i- a very delicat
balance of probabilities, and like a negative in a dark roo-
to expose it  to the light  i- to destroy it.
Then we arc told thai if we had lauded troops in tl
Balkans months ago���a good whacking army���the Balkan
neutrals would have been visibly impressed. I Should sh.:..
shol And where would you have landed them? In Bulgaria? In Greece? The only practicable landing poinl
for such an expedition is Salonika, the port of the Graeci -
Serbian railway, and not one moment before the landing
was begun  was a landing possible.
Veiiizelo- is a very great man. with enormous influenc:
in his country, and with a tremendous enthusiasm for tl
Allies. II look hini all his time to coax and bully Kin.:
Tino into authorising mobilisation and winking at thc Expedition Knowing what we do of Tino we marvel he ci-
as much .-o quickly, and we may guess that he was great!;
helped by the tact and discretion of Allied diplomatists
This is guess work, and. of course, it musl be guess work!
Perhaps Mr. Know-all will now proceed to discover lh:
Venizclos is a much over-rated man.
Were we wrong in our treatment of Bulgaria? How th
deuce should I know? Nobody know- yet. not even Ferdinand, if there will be civil war ot revolution in Bulgaria.
Certainly if we bad declared war and landed troops in Bulgaria the country would have been absolutely united .���-
gainst us.
Tin- fact i-. of course, that on the whole the neutral Balkan King- an- pro-German, their subjects are pro-Ally.
The problem, as far as we can.guess it. seems to have been
how to avoid'playing the pro-German game by converting
sympathisers into enemies under the pressure of invasion
Hut Mr. Know-all knows lu-ltei than that ��� London Dail'
of course)
the  "movie
so many ct
of blocks a
having yet
This is a portion of the battle zone in which the Canadians won imperishable glory when they closed the'
gap in the Allied lines and "saved the day" at St. Jullen
lollow mixed farming, in its varied line.-, making one crop
and product, as far as possible, complementary to the other, and taking advantage, as occasion offers, of special
prices in any line, The farmer who dues so will be much
further ahead in the end than his neighbor who follows
every will-o'-the-wisp of high prices.���B. C. Fruit and
Sir Sam Hughes, mir very active though sometimes indiscreet Minister of Militia and Defence. i�� having n merry
tilt with a certain Mr. Wesluian, who represents Regina
in Parliament, Thc ihru��t and panic- are purely verbal, of
course, bul they arc likely to drain the political blond ,.f
somebody before the tournament ends.   Hon. "Bob" l<.>-
ger- i- undcrsi I io be ,-u-ting as esquire for Westman,
who proclaims bis belief that Sir Sam is "batiy." On the
other hand, the Minister of Militia says'the member for
Regina i. "crooked," and he can prove it, Yit a local
contemporary holds there is too much politics in thc daily
grind  of life,    As  to  that, a  g 1  deal  seem-  to depend
upon the trend of political affairs. There is a political
vendetta being waged between two of the prominent members of the Dominion cabinet, and Sir Robert Borden can-
'not arrange term- of peace; nor is harmony all pervading
.in the local administration, So perhaps it is no wonder
that the "Colonist" is anxious for a political armistice.
The other day the Hon. Robert Rogers denied the rumor that he had instigated the attacks upon the militia
department which have been appearing in the Winnipeg
"Telegram" and another western newspaper controlled by
him. The fact remains, however, that those newspapers
have been conducting a persistent campaign against the
department and through the department against Sir Sam
Hughes, thc minister. Moreover, if Mr. Rogers did not
instigate it he knew it was going on. Knowledge of the
feud between him and his colleague of the militia department is common property, the two even going so far as
to engage private detective agencies to watch one another.
If anybody secures Sir Sam's scalp it will hot be Mr. Rogers. The Manitoba exposures have drawn the fangs of
the Minister of Public Works.���Victoria Times.'
the Colonisi cannot get away from "government will expend" and presumably thc owner of the Colonist has his
percentage of these new expenditure- all figured out.
We cannot believe that the Colonist is sincere ill advocating a genuine hoite-t production policy because its
past has been so utterly antagonistic to production, and
iu that it has been the mouthpiece of Sir Richard and hi-
It is really too bad about the subscriber who wrote to
the Campbellsville (Ky.) N'ews-Jotirnal the following letter: "Please send me a few copies of the paper containing
the obituary of my aunt. Also publish the enclosed clipping
of thc marriage of my niece, who lives in Lebanon. And
1 wish you would mention in your local column, if it does
not cost anything, that have two hull calves for sale. As
my subscription is out. please stop my paper. Times are
too bad to waste money on newspapers.���Xatal. B.C.. Reporter.
many pacifist- in America who put peace above justice, and
whose love of peace is nothing more than a (ear of war,
and these pacifists are reinforced, curiously, by lhat portion
of our fellow-citizens who sympathise with Germany and
desire her victory, and who hope to promote that victory
by promoting not merely an official hut a moral neutral-
i-m in America. But there are very few who really hold
that no price is too great to pay to secure peace; very few
men who would allow the kidnapper to carry off their
children, or a big brute of a man to assault their daughters,
or even a burglar to rob the bank of which ihey have been!
put i" charge without offering resistance.
If to desire peace is to be a pacifist, practically all Americans arc pacifists. If to be willing to light at the call I
of duty to defend life, liberty, and property when lawlessly
assaulted is to be a militarist, then'practically all Americans are militarist.-. With Professor Perry, we condemn
both "the extravagances of a false pacifism and of a false
militarism. In so far as they are committed to this extravagance both- propagandas musl he rejected. It is an
intolerable dilemma which forces-one to choose between
being a seiilain-.-ntalist and a reactionary. The great majority of thinking men must decline to be either. . . ."
Vou are opposed to militarism. .What do you mean?
Do you mean that you are opposed to the doctrine that
war i- necessary and irremediable and there is no hope of
ever relieving society from its intolerable burden? Then
we are with you- You are opposed to pacifism. What do
you mean? Do you mean that you are opposed to the doctrine that a government should allow its citizens to be
oppressed, robbed, murdered, or enslaved without resistance to the wrong-doer? Then we agree with you. One
may abhor war, and abhor even more the cowardice which
allows the strong to see the weak trampled under foot
without coming to their defence. One may love peace, but
love justice more.
If anything is to be accomplished effectively for National
defense and international peace, those who put National
defense first and international peace second and those who
put international peace first and National defense second
must combine their forces. To counteract these two forces
of pacifism and militarism, those who believe in a true
peace founded on law, maintained, when necessary, bv
force, must work together.���The Outlook.
From the newspapers one would judge that all Americans are divided into two camps���pacifists and militarists-
No one claims to be a pacifist; no one claims to be a militarist. But these two words fly back and forth as thick as
shrapnel Oil the field of battle. Wc should like to halt this
wordy war long enough lo ask the two camps: What do
you mean by pacifist?    What do you mean by militarist?
Thc dictionaries give very little help to one who wishes
an answer to this question. Pacifist is not found in Slor-
month, in Webster's Unabridged (1K96I. in the older Century Dictionary, nor in the New Standard Dictionary
(191.1). Militarist appears in Webster as obsolete, in Stor-
ninnth not at all. in the Century as "one who advocates a
warlike policy.", and in the Standard as "one who believes
in or advocates militarism." For the meaning of these
words as used in American in this year 1915 we must seek
a later authority. We find it in an article by Professor R.
B. Perry, of Harvard University, published in the "New
Republic" of June 19.
Mr. Know-all is at it again. Because certain things
have happened in the Balkans, which Mr- Know-all thinks
should not have happened, he has opened thc vials of his
wrath against our Foreign Office. "Our diplomacy has
failed, absolutely failed, it has misread the whole problem,
it has done all it should not have done, above all, it has
left undone.all it should have done, and there is no health
ill it or Sir F.dward Grey." What a pity that Mr. Know-all
is not our Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs.
The gentleman is equally well sualified to be Commander-in-Chief, Lord of the Admiralty, Minister for War.
Prime Minister, any old job you like. He knows exactly
where every one of our leaders has gone wrong. If only-
Mr. Know-all had been dictator of England wc should long
ago have been in Berlin and Constantinople, and all the
Balkan States would have been eating out of our haud.
Is it worth while bothering with such^a fool? I am
afraid it is.    Because a few men  who should know hotter.
. we think that the public (including oursch  -
��� -ufiii hi tly evolved to gel al the meaning ���
with ut  quite so much facial expression ai
terete  forms of anger, joy,  jealousy,  etc.
wt   feel as if we had gone back to our bo>
d were learning our letters all over again, ii. i
c.hieved such noble wordrs as peace, quiet and
just mere living'
We   think   that   we  might   realize  that  a   man   i-  angry
without  his gripping the unfortunate object of his wrath
by  the throat or. as we go down  the scale  into the more
popitlar cla-s, kicking him in the shins.
Sometimes we think we might recognise a repcntatni
sinner   without   seeing   his   eyes   raised   to   heaven   or   hi-
prayerfully clasped hands.
There are other occasions when we would lie glad to
see a young couple enjoying their new home and ball'
without the husband feeling it necessary lo become 11 forger or the baby being burned to death.
There are times, too. when we would like to think that
the young country girl, coming into the city, might not always have to part her hair in the middle, or lin the next
reel), take to a black shawl and wander aimlessly arorund
in the bleak and uninviting landscape.
Also we get no very great refreshment nor joy from
(lcath-bed scenes, be Ihey deceased villains or otherwise,
and the people who do. might, just as well be deprived of
thai sort of refreshment.
For, after all of what use i- the movie unless it' is to
educate, uplift or entertain in a wholesome manner? Unless il docs one of these things, there is no virtue in it; it is
merely a means of making money and may become a nun-
ace to the community. Why all this stimulation of the
emotion-: this mail struggle for excitement? There are
so many and beautiful things in lhe world thai all-of u-
would like to see. Why musl we be deprived of these an I
iii their stead have this confusing, unnatural hodge-podge
iif mock sentiment, wild adventure and overdone heroism
which  has no place 111 our daily lives.
To the average adult perhaps little harm is done, bin
to the youth, which we so carefully protect al home, a
whole new range of thought- and ideas, which can lead
to no very good result, must become active.
The movie is popular because ilis cheap and accessible
and it has wonderful possibilities of becoming a greai forci
toward education, enlightenment and cheerful, pleasant entertainment; instead of which the condition in which most
ol us leave lhe usual performance is one of depression,
either over thc story iteself or because we have wasted two
precious hours.
The legitimate drama where words help to explain tin-
situation as Ihey naturally do, i- more or less pushed to
thc wall, while this exaggerated acting, done after the
manner of the deaf and dumb, is taking its place.
Pictures of nature, boats, trains, horses, all the things
which especially require action, are a wonder of delight
lo look upon; but men and women, who must forsake their
natural mode of doing things, are quite another matter.
"Register fear," yells the movie man; "register hatred:
register grief." and the actor complies with the emphasis
felt to be necessary to "get it  across.'
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-Detroit Times.
1 have frequently referred lo the fact that the stylj: of
newspaper jokes is changing. Many of the best newspapers do not print a regular joke department, but sandwich
funny paragraphs among the news. The Associated Press
seems to maintain a funny man to send out jokes, for I
see his work in the papers almost every day. His latest
effort appears under a Xew York date, as follows:
"Visitors to the Central Park Zoo today were startled
by the strains of weird music coining from the stomach
of Zip, the Himalayan hear. He swallowed a mouth organ early this morning. Zip likes the sound, but the keepers fear he'll play himself out."
I rather like tin.- new form of humor, as many of the
funny columns maintained by the papers have become very-
The Associated Press humorist seems to bc a gay dog:
the last sentence of the paragraph quoted above is quite
as good as anything "Life" has printed' in: years.���Ed.
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There are 70,000 Canadians at tire
iroilt. It needs nearly $20,000 a week
1'. supply every man with Tobacco.
The Over-Seas Club for 23 cents
can cheer the heart of one of the 70,-
000 with a packet of Canadian manufactured Tobacco, 50 Canadian manufactured Cigarettes, and a Box of Matches.
The Over-Seas Club has facilities,
"by reason of exemption from duty,
-.nd free transit, which enable it to
���end all this value for 25 cents. If
vou purchase the same goods in a
���etail store in Canada and pay the
postage-yourself it will cost you nearly' a ditllar.
TlW'iOver-Seas Club will make your
���� dollar do thc work of four, or
-lurnyour 25 cents into a dollar, or
early io,
"Saturday Xight" says (October 9.
'-age 2): "The statement that the Club
���las undertaken to discharge all Private's obligations, and that every cent
-iven by Canadians toward thc Fund
will go in Tobacco for the troops,
-rives all the assurance that Canadian
subscribers need require."
The "Toronto World" says (-September 15, page 2, column 21: "The
Toronto World' has stated, and says
gain, that at no time has it had any
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Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street,  Vancouver,  B.  C.
wanted   to   clean   and   repair  at   the
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Jewelry, etc. A quiet, respectable,
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grievance against the Over-Seas Tobacco Fund, and the object of its collection. As was said or, Monuaj
morning, 'what the 'World' wanted explained was Private's connection with
il.' Private no longer is coilllC"-ed
with the  Fund���Man.  Ed. World,
Cable from Evelyn Wrench, Esq.,
lion. Secretary and Organizer of the
Over-Seas Club, London, Englar ', to
Mr. I". R. Jones. Windsor Hotel. Montreal.    Dated  September 23,   191.1:
"Please circulate the following .statement to Canadian Press and Corresponding Secretaries of the ("Inl in
Canada: 'The Central Comn-'ttee of
the Over-seas Club regret I.. hear
that, owing to the unauthorised extravagances mi the part of their representative (Mr. Arthur Private) now recalled, attacks have been made on the
administration of the Over-Seas Club
Tobacco Fund, The facts are as follows: For every 25 cents subscribed
ill Canada our Fund sends the man at
the front fifty Canadian Cigarettes
and a packet of Canadian manufactured Tobacco, both of sound quality,
with no deduction for expenses whatever. The audited balance sheet (or
the past twelve months working of
thc Fund will he issued early in October.' "
Cable received by Mr. George R.
Lighthall, Notary, etc.. 30.1 Quebec
Bank Building, Montreal, from Mr.
Evelyn Wrenc, dated September 1(1.
1915: "Total money, eight thousand,
seven hundred and twenty-three
pounds, received from Canada for
Tobacco Fund from October to end
August. One hundred and fifty-two
thousand parcels dispatched in same
period, each parcel value twenty-five
cents. Total contents seven million,
six hundred thousand Cigarettes, and
thirty-eight thousand pounds tobacco.
Balance Canadian cash in hand, eleven
hundred and twenty-three pounds.
Please appreciate that two months and
more must necessarily elapse before
subscribers can receive ��� post cards
from the front. Delays arise through
Customs .formalities, military authorities, and war exigencies. Everything-
possible is being done to expedite deliveries, but abnormal times���abnormal delays. Post cards should bc
delivered to Canada, free."
The niioney collected to
'  the. end  of    August,
��8,723 x 20 equals.. 174,460 pkts.
Sent to the  Front     152,001 pkts.
Sarc'y  thinks we should mak a chenge in  the
Byxtem o' elcctlfl' oor municeepal cooncils
blMit''naiP.tlifKn-oiider.hui.    <r*"*r+ite- a��at hc-te
i.i in   .wu   busy gr:iitiii' real estate oh
wan am%a��a<  pey ony attenshun tae
uUiijkj  j A | "y.--4J*';'At
'*"'%'',: -"'I" ' '   9.    v' J
'.H* I   * - t, *-. ������
I i .ui min' ���
when yai .  liviri'
in lin  same ward
the name o' tl  ' the)
wi rr quii.   ui abl    tai   ���' ���   ii
��� r,  they   ������ i
al that.
1 llr  "ll-   *U<1 bl   'Lin:  a   t I     . ' md  pl>y-i,-al!y  tl'i.u)  ���
if they impressed on  -  i ectivi   thi  brain    The home exercise i    thi
icbools' have  established  libraries  for
if ������ us<  ol the pupils.   Tin
>gi I.   ' hii h I - ' A-
f iii.1 is alio ���   '"'��� ;-<v>-';|-::.     b
luii -\uf'StJfxh five
other.-    While   school   libra;"
no!   altogethi i   :.        in   n ��� they
should   be   properlj    ���    i X',,
should be allow ed a boot
often than ... d thai at
tin   ''!  "i" tin   week     N .thing  ��ill
sooner  wreck  a  child  both   mentally
\\ eel freens, it winnie be long afore
we'll be in thc thick ���)' anither municeepal eleckshun.
The fun 'II be kin' o' tempered this
year, a1 the same, for while we may
eagerly look forrit tae the meetiti's
in connecksliun n*i' the elecshun o' the
mayor or reeve, oor enjoyment 'II be
Overshadowed wi' the great war we're
j.4lgagcd in at  the present time.
Yae wud notice that oor freen, Gold,
had got a communicashun frae Dicky
Meliride invitin' him tae come on
awa own- tae Victoria on "very important bizness" as bis nabs said. I
dinnie ken if Gold wis tryin' tae mak
[serious pairt o1 thc bizness.    It should
be patent tae almost onybody that
there's sometllin faur wrang in the
administraslum o' oor municeepal affairs. I dinnie mean in Sooth Vancoover alone���it applies tae the whole
While the men that ha'e occupied
sates on the various councils micht be
tae blame for a lot o' the extravagance
an' waste that has went on in the
past ��� yet there's nae true doobt-
aboot il. the system under which they
men were elected wis the greater evil
o' the twa.
The   eleckshuns   are   held   yince   a
candidates  al   the   forthcomin'  eleck
shun the necessity for applyin' lai   th
government  ior an alterashun o' the
municeepal act i.n.- bring abo i  sic a
Until that i- done we cannie hope
for ony betterment in oor municeepal
affair���we'll go blunderin' along frae
bad tae worse, an' the I.or' only knows
"ben- it'll  end.
Yours through the heather,
pupil are amply sufficient to en|
hi- evenings, li you permit him to
unduly indulge in fictional reading his
thought will be ever jostling between
hi- stories am! his studies. In the
unnatural at. nipt to master both, he
will inevitably become a victim oi indifference to tlie latter. Our school
trustees might he well advised to in-,
quire  into these   libraries.
yi    We b.
mile ca.<
tii gs
fit  any
-14 Watei
-tove  or
Balance in hand .��1.123
x 20 equals        22.460 pkts.
An audited statement will he issued
early in October, but the above is
practically a balance sheet. Each
pound sterling received in London represents 20 packets of comfort for
the boys at thc Front.
Of course, there are other monies
in  transit   which  are  being  paid  into
the bank  each day, and  it should be
borne in mind, as pointed out by the
cablegram,   that a  period  of at least
two  mouths   must   elapse   before  the
packets  subscribed  for can  reach the
front and an acknowledgement be received-by thc donors in  Canada; and
further, it is impossible to ensure that
|every recipient of a.packet will take
[the trouble to fill up the post card addressed   to   the   donor,   which   is  en-
i closed  iu  each  packet sent.
Thc  above  statements  should    remove ihe misapprehension aroused hy
-iiue of the assertions which have appeared in thc Press.   The newspapers
are   themselves  correcting  their  misstatements, but corrections do not attract Ihe same attention as articles devoted   to   criticism   anil  attack.      The
I facts are just simply as stated.     All
��� monies contributed iu Canada are paid
into  ;!ic  banks  and  remitted  to  London, and every cent is expended iu the
purchase  of  Canadian    manufactured
lTobacco and  Cigarettes
ing Secretary, Over-Sea- Club
Looking  down  thc  trenches  now occupied  by   the   Royal   Munster   Regiment  neat
Vermelles,  where  thc  big  drive  commenced
.- ��� l-'iniil: II.m. Sec. :
Managers'    Associ
1. October 14. 1015.
the- cooncillors believe he was bein'
specially "honored" or no'���it seemed
awfu' like it���but I happen tae ken
that the reeves an' mayors o' the adjacent municeepalitics were a' summoned - tae appear before the richt
'onorable gentleman.
In conncukshtin wi' this a kin o'
quaint rumor sprung up ��� an' the
while it wis bein' discussed there wis
a' the signs o' an incipient revotushun
iu the air.
The rumor wis tae the effeck that
McBride an' his cronies were consid-
crin' the proposccshun o' postpotiin'
the municeepal eleckshuns on the excuse that "it wild be detrimental tae
thc best interests o' the Empire." Gee
whiz! it is tae latlch.
A fellie I met doon the city gien
me the inforniashun, an' he wis quite
serious aboot it.
"The very idea o't, Sandy," be say-:
"did yae eve'r hear o sic an outrageous
proposal. Tae think that we should
hae tae pit up wi' anither year o' 'his
wusship' without haen a chance tae
gie him the 'oot-yac-go.' "
He wis workin' himsel' up in a fair
fever q' excitement owre it. As Rabble wud say. lie wis
"Xursin'   his   wrath   tae   keep   it
Hooever. I kin' o[ consoled lhe pttir
fellie, I telt him that there wi- very
little likelihood o' sic a thing tr.uis-
pirin'. Dicky micht he a elite beggar,
I telt htm, bul he'll never think 0' post-;
pririin the eleckshun.' Yae wud hae
tae chenge the habits o' the people
afore a thing like lhal could be made
possible an' tae tak sic a'drastie step
even  Dicky  McBride wild hesitate.
Postp ne the eleckshun���peris
thocht���yae micht postpone tli
or  in.!\ In-  u' i   iln 'ii  tae  patch  up  .if.
irruistici   for  a  wee  while-���but  tat
the      ���' "' lhe year win! In a prGCCl din'
ootside the bounds o' reason.
Hooever,   lac   come   doon   ta '   t!
year an' generally speakin' mare than
hauf o' the men returned hae never
been in public life afore. Sometimes,
in fact, a clean sweep is made an' we
hae an entirely new bunch at thc hcid
S affairs.
It disnie need ony elaborate detail
tae mak it plain that the new coon^
cillors are under- a heavy handicap
richt frae the start. In their endeavor
tae pit up. a guid show-in' durin' the
short twelve months they're in office,
they rush in tae things without due
considerashun. often lettin' the city or
municecpality in for a lot o' needless
expense that wud be avoided if they
had taken a wee vhiley longer tae
think- it out. or been guided by some
o' their colleagues who had beer longer there.
This system o' makin' the councillors vacate their scits in a bunch is
entirely wrong, an' until it is remedied, 1 cannie see where muckle guid
'11 be accomplished by the local gov-
ernin' bodies.
The system pursued in Auld Scotia
o' electin' cooncillors for a term o'
three years, wi' a third o' their number vacatin' office each' year, is the
best wey o' proviJin' l'���r continuity
o' policy, without which nae community- can hope tae prosper.
Again, wi' regaird tae thc eleckshun
o' the mayor or reeve.   Thc system o'
so-called  popular vote,  direct  by  the
ratepayers,    iu   my   opeeuyin.   is   en- ;
tirely   wrang.   an'  isnic   conducive   tae '
the  best  iiuei'v-sis  o'  the community,   j
Yae micht elect a guid set o' men as
cooncillors. an' on Ihe same day elect j
some incompetent tae preside owre
their deliberashuns', wi' the" inevitable
result that a' iheir guid work- wud bc j
nullified, ft's wan thing bein' a guid"
. !i'i eshi  :      -���'   quitt    anither     thing i
ci-iducurors  for  the  sor-fy  tfivs-  maist
6'   the 'municeepalitics   iin'   themscls
in at the pri sent time.
The people ihepiseU are mainly tae
The school system ..f South Vancouver is such that we may justly feel
proud. In points of efficiency the
schools of the municipality arc unsurpassed by any in the province. Oreat
credit is due the present and past
school board- and the teaching staff
for the high standard attained. The
rapid progress made by the pupils has
frequently been commented on by
teachers visiting from the east and
by newcomers to the municipality alter the first few months of their children's attendance. Nothing should be
permitted that might iu the slightest
way tend to impair that efficiency or
lessen the pupil's capacity of retaining
An ingenious and practical device is
being given away by the South Vancouver Milk Company. It is a wooden
bottle stopper "ith a wire attachment
for taking caps out of bottles. Mr.
Barker -ays that one should be in the
hands of every woman who is particular about the car, of milk. His
Phone  Number is  Fairmont 2624.
One   cent   per   word   per  issue.     No   advertising for less than 25 cents.    Following issues
fifteen  cents  per insertion.
One cent per word per issue.
We are Milk and Butter Specialists
A. Tommason   Mgr. Phone Bay. 1417
1935  2nd AVE. WEST
A phone call will have prompt attention
lill         11 ��    lllllllllBill l
Two hundred and twenty-five thousand telephone calls are made    H
m     each day in  Greater Vancouver.      A  very    large    proportion    of
p    these messages arc purchasing orders, or relate to buying and scl-
|j     ling.   This fact is of vital interest to those who have something to
sell.    It indicates  that the telephone system  is the  great channel     jf��
through which flows a large part of the daily trade.
As the telephone directory is referred to at least 200,000 times
a day, doesn't it look as if it would be a goo,.i advertising med
mm .
The telephone and the directory never part company. Side by
side with the means of advertising is the means of making the
sale.    Every copy go^s into the. hands of a possible purchaser.
The next issue of thc directory goes lo press on the 15th of
November.   What about space to advertise your goods:
Conservation of Natural Resources
able to an in industrious, hope-inspired population such portion of the
public natural resources as each can profitably use. This primary
policy is sufficient for the Province of British Columbia to be going
on with. It will take long and strenuous effort to bring it to fruition.
We have in this new illimitable land an unique field for working out
an enlightened land policy such as the Old Country is laboriously
and painfully striving after. Have we the patience and patriotism
to bring it to being?
A Nova Scotia Woman's Experiences
in Italy and France in War Time
By Alice Jones
Crossing the border from Italy into France iu June was like passing
from the glowing youth of one nation
to the strenuous middle-age of the
other. Italy was -till in the first stage
of war, the flag-waving, -pcech-mak-
ing, flower-throwing farewell to her
soldiers. France in the eleventh
month of her nobly-faced ordeal had
buckled  down   lo the grim  realties of
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ the   mistake  of  cheeking  her  impiisi
nursing the wounded, clothing the re-��� tor's. For want of a more satisfactory
turning soldiers and keeping business1 document, she had produced a tele-
and shop going without the mem-fqlk. gram from a brother-in-law ai Mice!
Hardly across lhe frontier, at X'uiili-; --]-ut it's not addressed in your name."
niiglia.   one   felt   the  difference. Lbjicttil   Ihe   centre  official.
Frontiers are now things like mat-1    ������ x *iat*cloesit't matter.    It'-to a man
riinony.  mil  to be lightly  or  unadvis-   jn  ,|���.  tip t el." was her  slupid answer.
ably  undertaken, and  in   spite  of my       -i,   matters   very   much;"   lhe   man
latest thing in passports, swollenrfaced.1 rapped out.    Then came a question  I
defaulters are holding thousands of acres of[ph��to stamped and sealed and Fr.etich|'{aile(,  to c;lU.hi but  thc  h;lll'_,iefia���t
uc'a �� vised,  1  f"lt  a  i|iiahn  when  the  train
drew up at the first French station,
flowery, tranquil Garaver, where once
the   only   person     on   the     platform
would be an English old maid or white |Iniiy .,, *,|jian;
'AS British Columbia in her corporate capacity any natural resources left to conserve? Or is the discussion of this subject
a fruitless one so far as the present generation of the people,
as dintinct from the speculators, is concerned? That is the question.
We have it on the evidence of gevernment records that most of the
land, timber and minerals of the Province within reach of profitable
transportation, or likely to be for a generation to come, have been
"nobbled" by speculators who are holding them not for use but for
sale at exorbitant profits. Most of these "grabbers" have not even
fulfilled their part of the contract entered into with the government,
but are in arrears not only with instalments of the price, but in many
cases even with the taxes!
It seems, therefore, that the first step necessary to the conservation of our natural resources, is for the government to resume possession of all lands, timber and minerals upon which the speculators have j
fallen down in their part of the contract.
The policy hitherto pursued by past governments of parting with
huge tracts of the public heritage to the speculator has not only been
an economic blunder, checking the inflow of population, but it has
also been a financial failure, having piled up an enormous sum of un-
collectable arrears now standing on the books of the government.
Many millions of dollars are at present long overdue to the Government by those impecunious speculators.
What then is the government's duty towards these defaulters?
The moment is undoubtedly ripe for closing them out and resuming
possession of the lands and other natural resources which have been
appropriated under contracts entered into but, on their part, not fulfilled. Many of these ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
the best and most accessible portions of the natural resources of the
Province. They are not using them. They only act as the "dog in
the manger." Common sense, business rules, legal procedure will demand that they quit and leave the field open for genuine settlers
whose necessity is good land at reasonable prices in touch with suitable transportation.
What then must be done? A fair and reasonable solution of the
present paralysing "muddle" would be for the government to grant
deeds to each defaulter for such portion of their holdings as would
be equivalent to the cash already paid by them and to resume possession of all lands and other natural resources not covered by these
deeds . Legally the government could foreclose on all the holdings
of these defaulters, but in the circumstances mercy might temper justice. In this way the Province would have again at her disposal valuable and accessible natural resources for sale to such as would put
them to the uses for which they are best adapted. This fair Province need never look for that abundant flow of population to which
her unexampled opportunities entitle her until the government can
offer good, cheap, and easily accessible land.   This it can do by
ejecting the present "dogs" from the "manger" where the corn is.
.-pi r> ��� ��� l        i- ���    i ':       i i      r-i    i ���      i  ��� i  ��� ll',c sentiment of parting soldiers and
lhe eminent British political economist, John Ruskin, laid it|the demands of the police, phofngrV
down as a root principle in Jand settlement that no one should be permitted to hold more land than he could Use. Use is the only legitimate title to land owning. The man who puts land or other natural
resources to the uses for which they are best adapted enriches the
country and is a public benefactor. The speculator who merely1
holds it as a commodity to exchange for profit is a parasite for whom
no civilized community can have.any use. He_should be excised fromi
the body politic as a public excresence. This statement is a hard
nut to crack for a people wholly given over to the buying and selling
of lots, as we have been, nevertheless, thoughtful unbiassed examination will prove it to be an unshakeable truth. The past economic
history of British Columbia and her present Jpundation of^sand
should have convinced us all of this factlong ago. ���       '   *v   *
The laws of this Province recognize the principle laid down by
the economist, Ruskin, that no one must own more land than he can
use.   The statutes forbid the sale of more than*: 640 acres of crown
lands to any one person until the first purchase has been cultivated or
improved to the extent of $3.00 per acre.   Only by a flagrant violation of this wise enactment have such huge blocks of the public heritage got into the hands of these defaulting speculators.   The economic redemption of the Province depends absolutely upon a reversion
to this root principle of land distribution.    A prominent member of
the present Provincial Government revealed his ineptitude as a statesman by utering the statement: "The speculator must have a chance."
Well! the speculator has had his chance.    How has he succeeded?
Has he done well either for himself or for his country?    The answer is "writ large" on the shrunken face of British Columbia. Perhaps now the genuine exploiter might be given his chance?    The
man who will use the land and other natural resources and thus supply life blood to the country.   This is well worth trying for.    The
government which would order its policy and shape its laws with this
end in view would be welcomed and would be supported by every one
irrespective of what political name he labelled himself by.
In this connection the wise words of the "Toronto Globe" might
be taken to heart by the legislators and people of British Columbia.
"And now having glutted the market for urban lots and floated all
sorts of franchise-holding propositions, and 'acquired' all the natural
resources in the form of water-powers and timber limits and mining
claims, that prodigal public administrators let slip out of their hands,
it is high time for us as a nation to go to work. Canada must work
out her own industrial salvation���eight millions of people cannot live
on the everescent irridescence of a real estate boom."
The conservation of natural resources is a volume of many chapters.   The first of these, as we have written, consists in making avail-
Mv voice sounded to me curiously
meek as I answered their few curt
questions and underwent iheir keen
scrutiny, but once the ordeal over, we
could have the satisfaction of squeezing into as big a portion of the bench
as we could get and watching the later
And here I saw a dramatic thing,
of which I should have liked to have
known the end. -A woman of distinctly' northern, perhaps German - Swiss
type, with an accompanying child, was
in difficulties, and, sure -ign of a Teuton   when   hard  pressed,   was  making
Don't Buy Water
For Coal!
I't-.-ii kept oul wide nohkn up rain. becorm-K
heavy. A Ion of wrl eoal contain* leu* than
one ton of AmU-l's South Wellington, heat-
breeding, Ion j*;-lasting" coh! kept ftbsohltely
DRY   under  wooden  roofs.
Extra   large   lump���hcow   junt   in���
Kut your> while it IhMh, ton	
Nut (lntenvQ heal, long life), ton ...
Ami el's  firewood  cannot  be    beat���full    of
pitch   and   renin���kept   dry���cut $4.50
green. Cordwood, 4-ft. Ien.( per cord
Cordwopdi stove length*. S3 OO
per load	
*n   true
Anilel   runs   own   trucks   and   tennis���-runrnnlees   ;tu.-iitisi   inlslukes-
insures you promptness.   Telephone Seymour HO .vow;
ICE   AM)   II 1
"Vl��it tin- Viirilx���See for >-��ur*i-ir"
answer   caused  a   ripple  of   sensation
to   run   over   thc   listeners,   all   intent
now on the scene.
"Yes.  I   was maid in a German  fa-
haired general. It was from this station that Lord Wolsey's body started
on its last home journey to its resting
place in St. raid's. Xow, there were
armed soldiers here and there,' stout,
little Chasseurs des Alps in their serviceable dark blue uniforms and hanging caps.
Ofle of them guarded tbe door of a
small office into which we were marshalled after the police had passed
through the train- Three men sat at
a table reminding one of the dread tribunals of the- Terror as one passed
before them and produced our papc'fS,
the passport and the permission to reside in the last Italian town we were
in. Neither French nor Italian take
any risk in such matters, and one cannot be more than two days in any
French commune without getting
permit and depositing one's photo with'
the gendarmes.    Certainly, what with
pliers must Jhriye in these days.
It was then 1 noticed thc round
spots of pink on the woman's white
face and saw the look of an animal at
bay in her eyes.
"Are you married?" pjg
"Ever been married?"
"Whose is that child, then?"
.. I did not hear her murmured answer, but I knew, as did everyone
else, that they were handling her with-
I'ltlt gloves-
���He/ judge tossed her papers to her.
saving in a final fashion:
"Here! Take these and go back to
Milan, w'hence you came."
; Milan had already been swept of
its German population, but. we all
Jfftliew it to be still the most Teutonic
city in Italy.
The '.woman'Is lips tightened and
she scented to droop, but the official
already   stretched   bin   haud   for   tie
next passport before she said in a -ill- I
len tone:
"I can't go back. I have no money."
''That's enough," he said, then seeing -he did not stir. "Here, sit down
there and wait." pointing to a bench
behind the door which I now noticed
already had a depressed woman occupant.     It   was  evidently  tbe  bench   of
'Have   you   hand   baggage   in   the
train?" he asked.
"Then go with that soldier and
fetch it."
The last I saw of her She was
walking along the platform beside
the little soldier with the long rifle.
T was never to know her story, but
1  shall not  forget her  in a  hurry.
1 had seen an Italian peasant woman in screaming hysterics at the
Veiilimiglia station because of some
obstacle. I bad marked the downcast
faces of a man and woman in the
custom islied as they watched 'the
turning out of her trunk and the confiscation of a lot of leather tops for
boots, leather, the precious stuff
that is not now permitted to be sent
oul of Italy, but somehow that woman's air of dull despair as she walked beside thc soldier made me realize
what  travelling in war  time  means-
Mentone Station���but where are the
ranks of eager, golden-braided hotel
porters, where are thc rows of smart
motors and omnibuses, where are the
broad-backed, grey-clad German tour-
isti   pushing- their   vigorous   way   in
and out of the crowded trains regardless of those in their way?
Gold-braided potters, those jirit
mobilized on Swiss frontiers, and grey
clad tourists, may be heaped in nameless gravis, lor most .if tlnm wen
German or Swiss, Mintone is fairei
than ever in her summer setting ���-:
peacock blue Sea and pink and whi:
oleander blossoms, with ihe background of many mountains; bul her
hotels are closed save the few turned
into hospitals, The Casino, loo, is a
hospital, and in ils gardens and on
lhe promenade, where on winter mornings a cosmopolitan crowd used t
sun themselves, lhe most frequefit figures are uniformed boys and nun
in the pride ,-f life maimed and WOUIl-
ded or pale and spectral from recenl
illness. In the Casino enclosure they
are often in pyjamas, outside it in
shabby war-worn uniforms of the old
blue and red type���some in the new.
long, loose, coats of pale grey-bhu
some in khaki canvas or even in brown
And beside the wounded there i~
another mark of. lhe. war in lhe Vila.*!
veiled women, for Ihe French women
are conservative, and even when tin>
wear a white Summer dress cling tc
their black veil. And those black veil-
are terribly frequent, I'or the Cha ���
settr des Alpes are recruited here ail'i
they have paid a heavy toll in the Vos-
ges Mountains in the terrible winter
The plane trees, tjutrimmed this
year, make a dense shade over tlu
road, a shade only broken by golden
flecks of sunshine, that flicker on a
melancholy little procession. Down
the broad avenue conies a humbli
hearse, but the tri-eolor on. the coffin
tells that here is another life laid
down for France. ,..,._,
There is no priest or. acolyte, In
military music, but behind tbe hears
come* a little band of- tall,. straighi
Senegal Soldiers, their dark- (irown
skins showing under their high- red
caps, their square shoulders, span
bodies, and bing,-iIilh .ariAs and, leg-
encased in yellow-brown.khaki- Sturdy little Chassciirs de* Alpes iii darl
blue form the firing party. And - ���
mi ibi- July Sunday 'afti'rwooii;.'itht*}
wend Iheir way through old Mentoiii
lo tl'e resting place, on the heigh'
wh.re lhe dead man will lie facing
Ihe Mediterranean that .separates bin
from his Africa,
Tbis morning down the same avenue came a forlorn party of these Senegalese. They came from the station,
wearing their light-blue overcoat-,
some too lame and decrepid to be burdened with the sacks that a sturdiei
comrade carried. Some lagged and
limped, but all save one carried their
heads high with the easy grace of tin
desert, so that one scarcely seemed
to note the pathos of their dusty, travel-worn raiment. From what battlefield, east or north, did they come?
The upper of the above illustrations shows the dressing station   used by the Canadians near Ypres aa it looked befor it was de
stroyed by German shells.   The lower shows the same building aa it looked after the bombardment,
on the same day.
Both pictures were taken
The Women's Liberal Association ol
South Vancouver will entertain their
friends at an impromptu dance on Friday evening, the 12th inst.. iu the Club
rooms at 4362 Main Street.
For the occasion the rooms are being specially decorated, and a good
orchestra will be provided, A real
good  time i* anticipated.
On Monday. 18th inst.. a whist drive
will be held in the Liberal Club rooms.
Prizes are to be awarded the winners
and refreshments wilt be provided.
Contract. Apply immediately. .166
19th West. SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1915
Wallace Again Announces
Cheap Groceries
My   well-known  policy  of  retailing  good
tli'tiendablr  groceries Wfl   plwlilOBI   u   next
io  wbolcule  prices,  i*  proving  ImmenMly
[popular wt.h thrifty houiew.vei.    Iltindredi
ut   families   arc   taking   tdvatlUgC  ol   tlie  big
t-napi 1 offer and it meant �� good deal to
Utrgc famDici ibould bc particularly In-
tended In '�������� Mg living* that can be effected here. Come down once and try it
-mt��� you'll bc amazed. LUtcd below arc
., number of ALL WEEK SPECIALS.
1'nrity. Quality. Ilonett Welghl and L*n-
liredcccntcd  Value auured.
Kamuy'a   Cretin   Bodgi   ........ii
IOiy.il I'r.mli Oatmeal Sc,a|,. K In-   -J
Royil  Crown  Boap,  -1  wn   -'
Sunlight  Sosp, 6  lor    ��� ���
it -   No*  ,-  '
llroomi, ipec'sl   �����
Salmon,    6    thlh     ..'
l-'ry's    Coeo�� ���*��
ItuK.-r's  Golden   Syrup    ��
White   Means.   Aihcroil     'I"
Rice,  1  lh1- :	
Raisins, new stock, -l lbs. lor  	
Sultans* -	
Curranta,  new   Eooui    -���
fancy Pruit Cakes, Ib .��
Honey,   Pure,  It.C --.
fancy  Eastern  Cheeae    ��
fancy   Kaatern   Butter    4I1
Cooking   llinnr   	
Ashcrod   Potatoes,  100-lb, sli.'. .$1.no
Purity, Royal Slanilaril, 49-lb sk Si""   SI.55
I'uriiv   Pood    15       -25
Bran,  per  Ion    HIM
-���hurls,  |u-r  ton    $-'-t.'l'l
Wheat, per Ion    $.1.1.mi
Christie's Sodas   .1.1       ,3n  _______
My stock ol Iresh meats sol- at the price of   Pol Roaata Iron-  10c and up.
poorer qualities Sugar-cured   nam-.    ���	
fancy   Milk   fed   Fowl    -*    Picnic   Ham-    ,.���;;   ii'|'."\iv','.'ri',.'
Kmm.d,  Mince   Men,    ���... Jg   ^'^^.^J^-lU S
pkrfcnnfeV���::::::::::::::: **>��*- ��*
.. ',21
P'^isii^piiiiiiiiH'iiiiiisiiiii;"? ��� ---j
A Glimpse at Great Britain During
War Time
By C. N. Haney, M.A.. Barrister, Vancouver, B.C., in Westminster
Hall Magazine
Shall I speak .if wealth?    In n city [    There arc many other matter* "huh
where uiie ran  find poverty,  - ich an I press    for    consideration,  but   I   am
wc know nothing of in this happy
land, one unused t" wealth was amazed al the sight of il so openly and.
to a Canadian, lavishly displayed. II
Samuels, of Arglc Strut, is nf tlu-
lesser order ol goldsmiths nnd silversmiths, jeweler-, we would call them,
lie is only purveyor to thc Duke 6.1..."J;~"\^
} ork, a privilege or title'secured some     _ . .   , .
aware there aru liniils to the capacity
of magazine article-, ami I must hurry
in close. Therefore, the remaining
contrasts will be more statements
than anything else.
Sabbath  Observance
Sabbath keeping here and in Scot-
lil'ierent.    We in Van-
years ago.    Yet daily  and  nightly  ill
the   windows,   with   no   iron   bars   t"
to hake bread at home when
Smax and Sunlight
can be obtained at      5c     the fuU P��Und L��af
Made of better materials, in a cleaner way, in
British Columbia's finest baking plant.
60 Lansdowne Ave. West Fairmont 443-1013
protect  or u
to interfere  will
ouver are by no means the worst on
the American Continent'in our observance of the Sabbath day. Yet a
Vancouverite   wuuld    indeed     marvel
the vision, and only a frail protection LhoM Wl suddeniy h;,v, Scottish ob
nt glass between it and the passing se cc hcu. _���,,, .1S is ,)rcvaient in
throng,   is   a   display   of   many   gem-   gco.ian(j
and precious  stones.    Jewelry  "i  the
belter order of all kinds such as throws|
Tfifany's of  N'ew  York  tin itself nn
riiean  establishment  a
In Glasgow 1 went to sleep on Sat
urdav   with   a   roar   of  a   tremcndoui
all   know i |
ii  in mv ears
Tin- absolute sil-
of the morning woke me befor
into thc background. How many of |m. .lccustonu.d hollr, The wonderful
our best Vancouver business blocks strean1 ,������ ,,,,,vs aml vehicles of all
could be purchased by an amount eclltal kinds ha(, cease(, T|]l. ,-,������.,.,���, ,,,-
in value to that ol his daily display. thc |Vw .v]|ip ven 5tirring .,_,���,.,. ,.._
I would not dare to say lest H be Lj (i|1 t,H. _.,...,, pavement ,,,������ ,,���,
thoughl I was playing the American tl;anlp ���f a b^talioh oi soldiers march-
game, "piling it dn." Let any on ,���,_, (lllt preparatory ,., ciiurch servici
can .go and  see  for  himselj  or.|came ,, ���u. ;is an :ibs,,,,���, retj*er.
were   everywhere   t ���   !�����
The Allurement of Scottish Mountainr. .,si.l.n   alu|   ,|R.   church   bells'and   tlu
Leaving Glasgow, I travelled by rail hush told tinmistalceably that this wain Oban, passing through two distinct I a day set aparl  from business, .1 day
varieties   of   Scottish   scenery.        My   of  rest,  and.  as  the   street   travel   1
Concrete Pipe
Made in Canada.
* 9 9
With Continuous Reinforcement, making Joint as Solid as
Body of Pipe.
��   ��   ��
Leading Canadian and American
��   *   ��
B. C. Municipal Officials invited to inspect work now going
en  locally.
* ��   v
Local Office: 26th and Fraser
Fhcr.e:   Fairmont 493
A hearty send-off to Private William
Karland of the 47th Battalion, who is
leaving (or England, was given by the
members uf the Main Street Liberal
Clul) at the rooms. 4362 Main Street.
on Thursday night, November 4.
Private Karland is a popular member, and is well-known in Smith Vancouver and North Vancouver as a carpenter contractor.
That patriotism and the spirit' on
sacrifice runs in Private Kifrland -
family was evidenced by the fact
brought out by one of thc speakers
that he is one of five brothers and
two brothers-in-law now in active service, three of whom are now on the
firing line, and one in lraiuilu;���-��i.i:l|
the C.M.S. at Victoria. Like most, oj
his brothers. Private Harland is U married man, but in spite nf strong^family tics, felt he could not resist the j
call of national duty.
' Mr. Wnt. Winram led the speech-
making in honor of the guest of the
evening, and other complimentary
speeches were made by Messrs. A. E.
Chamberlain, S. F. Henderson, and the
president. G. M. Stewart., Private
Karland was elected an honorary life
member. Three rousing cheers were
given thc departing member, and lhe
singing  "I*  "He's  a  Jolly   Good   l-'el-
ilow" was taken part in by all present.
The Club feel that they are keeping
stride with the movement of freedom
and liberty which they all cherish and
which is their, aim-
The hand-of the' TMxth Regiment.
.P.C.O.K-. under the leadership nf
Vl'a'nii'inaster Sergt. Curse, will, play at
the evening service oil Sunday next",
at 7..11) p.m., by hind permission of
Capt" Milne, officer commanding,
��� The safeness of TURNER'S MILK for babies
and grown-up folks, too, is guaranteed by the
scrupulous care and constant, watchful attention to sanitary details which characterize all
the processes of its production and handling.
When we say that TURNER'S MILK "Pure From the Farm
to the Home" reaches you "Untouched by Hands" in a condition of absolute purity, we only make a simple statement of
But we are anxious to give you every proof.   So��� '.
Won't you come up to our dairy���any afternoon���and see yourself just how we do it?
thc "!a<!> in navy blue."
to nic' lincnrnfoftably si
tu two suits . f underwear, I was wear-jit wotil I he!   Cai lo our-
;i''l; an overcoat and a raincoat, and selves adcquatel) a ship-yard] corn-
Lieutenant Morrison had kindly loai prised of fivi il i- shall 1 all themj
-.-d mc his fatigue 1 it. -o that I might in one'of which alone - :ven ships are
'him warmth and comfort while I .-it-|iii thc course oi consti icti nt? Can
tempted to sleep. Yet I was ttnabl wi omp end.thi 1 r.d force of a
to  rest,  and  was  obliged  ever)    >ow cran        [>able_ of 1 tci  llj   hun-
aud  then  to  try  and  restore  warml      Ireds     I  tons?
by rising tn walk, etc j    On  the   \dmirahj   dock  in  Dupdee
At  Inverness, or jusl  helow  Inver- arc (jvt cranes.    Thc third largest ur
neso, the navy lads came in my car | smallest, which ever you prefer, i- a
crane capable of lifting 95 tmis. 1 In
the Civile I saw the largest cr.tnc in
the world, or, ..1 least, the one having
juM iii their deck uniform. They had
been riding since two 1''cluck in the
morning in cattle cars amidst the
Miiiw, yet they were cheerful and
lively, and the only word of complaint
I heard was in reference to the cattle
car ride. "This w;is the **vay England
treated  its  sailor  lads,"  and  that   was
i s iiil mure as a philosophic reileetiun
than a  kick.
Speaking of the Nurth Sea and their
experiences there. 1 Was surprised fo
hear them speakingof men dying in
tne North Sea knowing escape to be
hopeless, yet discussing tin mutters
connected   with   their  daily   duty   and
ihnw it had or had nut beep dune.
Why certain guns had ur hail not dune
I certain things, joking at thc bombs
dropping from the hostile aeroplanes
land jollying one another about it being a long way to Tipperary. meaning their English' home. 'This had not
been In way of bravado. It was part
uf their nature and training.
I. remarked  on   the  hardship-  snf
A   British  trench  near  Vermellen.    The  sand-bans  are  nearest  the  German  position
This  trench   was  destroyed   during   the  bombardment
Vancouver  readers  will  be  no  duiibt ' the different churches indicated, .1 day
interested ill the mountain ur highland   ��f Worship,
portion"   ul    Ihis   irip.      The   S.'.niish       |���   Inverness ill,- mii-ciim .m.l  ,, :,.!-
mountains, compared with our 'i*�� |rig rooms and all other places of pub-
are much smaller and more hut shapid |jc rcsort were closed; also the castle
or  semi-conical  in  form     Thc peijc* W*hB Sabbath ts truly observed in Scot-
of lhe highest hills for the must part , \.u]ll The ,..,���ny Sc,pl gjves >IM, cvi.
covered the sides of thc hills down i" ,|ena. ,,, putting firsl things first in
the   very   edges  of   the   glens.    "Mu��'|t|,is   ;1S   wci|   .,,   ,,,!���,,.   pl,nses   ,,f   his
bald and bare and unlovely they must
have been I" 1 hear one of my British
Columbia readers exclaim. On the
contrary, they were beautiful, pleasing
at-d attractive, and one felt them call,
with an almost irresistible call, to
cunic out and share their loveliness,
their freedom, and thc sunshiny atmosphere that clothed them with additional  beauty.
Had I been told I would have looked
uti treeless mountains and felt an
admiration for them that 1 could not
express, I would have laughed, thought
With scorn, yet il so proved. I cannot
describe the magic beauty ol" the Scottish mountains. I know no Canadian
section to which 1 can refer you for
a proper interpretation of them. I can
only say that'they are beyond measure beautiful and to quote one who
lived in their shadows and sunlight
"Meet nurse for a poetic child." Their
ruggedness. iheir gentleness, their
sternness and their luring beauty
liiavc no doubt been tremendous factors in the formation of the martial
race and character which has ever
sprung from amidst their fastnesses.
Only the bagpipes (and they only to
those who have seen and know) can
ever give any real interpretation or
vision of the different aspects of the
Scottish   mountains   and   glens.
fered op those occasions
[fact that-those sailor men seemed glad
to uet hack lu the scene oi action, il
had seen a British war vessel's crew
depart, cheering, for the Korth Sea I
I A little Cocknej  sitiing tw r three
I si.11-   from   nu    in   lhe   cumpai'ini'iil.
I answered my remark by exclaiming,
"' ih, that's pari oi the giniel"
"Pari ui' tin game." .mil an ��� xpectcd
j part. Tin thousand*, yes millions ..i
Germans may nnd in thai altitude tin
ve.i- -ii whj. despiti ��� em - ol pi epara-
tion, despite 'In recognized genius ol
German commanding officers, il is im
possible that Germany and hi r allies
can ever win the present conflict,
When the Canadians were so ~et-
erely  handled  ai   Ypres  thc  question
the greatest lifting capacity. It rc-
sembled a pan of two arches in a
gnat bridge more than anything else
I can think of, I was told its lilting
capacity, but have mislaid my note of
thc figure, bul it is. as I have said,
literally hundreds ol  tons. r
This is something that cannol be
wc.ll contrasted, and both here and in
iln Old Country I think such a thing
as inhospitality is largely, if ii"l absolutely, unknown. In any case 1
cannol but pay tribute t" the magnificent hospitably of thc Old Country as
I met it in Glasgow, Renfrew, in
Skye. in Ineirius-. in Dundee and, in
short everywhere I went in Scotland,
and likewise in those parts ol England i happened-to visit. -In Skye ii
almost seemed one mighl give offence
by_refusing tlu hospitality offered, ey-.
md mi the en though one was incapable, by rea
son 1 if former induig* 11c
d uridertak"
Old Country Impressions Summarised
In its view of life the Old Country
is most interesting. I can only summarize it, "To live is to work." "Wc
can only obtain what we work for."
"We want nothing that is not really
and rightfully our own." "W'e like
to succeed ourselves, but we like you
also to succeed."
I would like lo picture lhe utter
absence of feverish speculation ol" the
get-rich-quick idea, of nothing hut the
unselfish satisfaction in the other fellow's success which characterises thc
British social system.
The British manner of looking on
the hardships and difficulties of life
is also interesting. They arc lo be
expected and must be patiently borne
and must bc overcome if patient, persistent endurance and toil can overcome them. They are part of the
game, must be taken as such and
must not be allowed to discourage or
defeat one.
A British Tar's Philosophy
In saying they are "part of the
game," I am but quoting. In a railway carriage coming from the Xorth
of Scotland to Dundee I had the pleasure of associating with a number of
iiii: even .1 formal acceptance of it.
Social   Introduction
A peculiar featur' ,"'  British life is
the lack of'frecdom  ipparently feltfby
lliose   in   llu   lowci les   mi   u card
i. ntroduch g .1 si ang< r ��� those
-o, ialij . bove '.hem. Tin- was -��� en
et 1 n in i!- - i;i' 1111 ii- \\.is ijiiiie
sttrprisi 'I i" nn ei ii.
M)   bnsiiii   -  ��� sirablc  1 li.it
I      ���'.'���,. ,  m    1.,   ,'   .   MacLeod,
��� !:i  ones
���ii/i d the di "in.   no
, inc -' emed -        ireak the hi mdi
oi custi n e meeti       I"in
ally  I  wroti   him mvself and received
naturally arose:  Would ihey the next I     ,   ^^ ,nu.  wii;,,      x.���   ,  ,. ,m a
time face the Germans unhesitatingly?
lei' i'm-v would, and they have since
proved that that confidence in them
was justified. Hut had Ihey been British troops (after learning their \iewj.
point 1 I should never have doubted
but that they would. That duty means
discomfort, yes death, is nu deterrent
to a British soldier or sailor, lie-expects to fight and be fought, to kill
and he killed and the safeguarding
of his own person and bis own life
is a last consideration with him.
Such sinking of self can neve,- bc successfully triumphed over.
Industrial Establishments
W'e in Canada arc an agricultural
people- Slowly we are becoming a
manufacturing one as well, and we
have here and there industries to the
size and magnitude of which we can
point with pride; but the older lantl
has naturally travelled further along
this  track.
The absence of large agricultural
areas has increased the attention paid
to manufacturing and our largest industries, our best apparatus are naturally not to be compared with those
of the old land.
What would we think in Vancouver
of   a   single   industrial   establishment
Semis!] gentleman, and 'ha: lettci was
followed up by a�� splendid giving of
such aid as he could render. After
that 1 always look the direct method
in meeting persons of simiilar position.* during  my  Scottish  stay.
There are other points of interest
which could he touched on; the fine
physique, simplicity and daring uf the
Highlanders; tlu beauty of Scottish
biime relationships; the pride "f Seut-
tish character, its daring; the clan system and the method in which Knglish
education of Scottish chief-- proved
in many cases a sad blow to Scottish
organized society; the educational opportunities and educational system of
Britain: the historic scenes one visited; thc castles ami dwellings���each
��� if these is worthy in itself of detailed
I can only say. however, that whether or not 1 have enabled any of my
readers to obtain a better idea of British people and British conditions, t
found the trip in thc highest degree
educative. 1 owe sincere thanks to
those whom I met. I am-prouder today than ever that in my veins there-
flows the blood of thc MacRaes of
Kintail and the MacDonnells or Mac-
Donalds of Glcncoe and The Isles. :>si:t
II.    ������ ������   ��
S AJT>��iftl_�� A Y   CHtiMQJQK
SATi:;<I)AY'.i'^,/>Y>"..\l/Bl''K 13, 1915.
I       We Fallsfor Ancient Swindles
This is a Story of the City that was Never Built    It Tat<s Ba k
to 1890 and Tells how Slick Confidence Men took the
Right Moment to Grab a Small Fortune
We Sell Stove Wood
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co., Ltd.
Phone Fair. 2500    Phone High. 226    Phone Fraser 41
i;::n-^::-|i^:v':i '.:'.'.'''���''''>;:.';":''';;':     :'
We are the sole Manufacturers ot
Machine-Made Concrete Sewer Pipe
in British Columbia.
Office: Dominion Building, Vancouver, B.C. Phone Sey. 8286    ��j
ui. v.:*' '���.1.-:-''i:'..  :.r,���:.,'��� ��� ���- .;.:-if*.::��� ;:'.'::".   ;:: ��� '-'.:���.:
A trial will convince you that our trade is built up by
Quality, Service and Low   Prices
Vernon Feed Co.
MOUNT PLEASANT OFFICE, Phone Fairmont  186���878
SOUTH VANCOUVER BRANCH     -     Phone Fraser 17S
Putting the "punch" into an argument is a fine art; but
putting persuasion into it is a finer one.
The "punch" is. epigrammatic, militant moving.��� but is
likely to be crude/ angular, ungraceful.
Persuasion, while not so dramatic by half, is smoothly,
logically convincing���and permanent.
We prefer to persuade people of the merits of our service.
Conviction through persuasion discounts future -misunderstandings.
Phone Sey. 5000
Hastings and Carrall Sts.
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W. BRODIE, Gen. Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
Ilruisli Columbia hds been cursed S|
bj lin- presence ami activity in the J
community of wildcat artists and fly-
by-night gentry, li is surprising that
in this day anil age employment ngr
ency sharks should be allowed t"
operate in such .i modern city at \ an-
couver. Recently an outfit mi Cordova Street advertised I'm- I.CC0 nun
to work at Central Park. Tin
came, paid from one in ten dollars,
ami were given tickets tn the foreman" at the works. They went to
Central Park but were never able tn
find either thc "foreman" or thc work.
When they had returned tn the city,
the employment agency office was
in darkness and the swindlers had
Twenty-five years ago this same
game was popular in (be eastern American cities- Here is a story recently
printed iu an eastern paper, which is
of  interest  to  the  people  of  British
mc was plentiful. J-'nr a quarter oi
a century the forge flourished, until
I'eter Cooper set up a large ami more
modern plan! at Oxford, twenty miles
away, ami sold his product sn much
cheaper that the older pioneer was
driven from the field.
In 18��() thousands nf Italian- were
���i I, [muring into Xew York from the Wc-t
where they hail been employed in rail-
mail construction. It was spring, and
tlie foreigners did not wish to go
home until autumn. The labor markets of the East were glutted, and
although nearly every one of these
Italians carried $KK) or so nn his person none of them cared to spend a
summer in idleness. Great hordes of
these unemployed laborers gathered in
a narrow street one block east of
lower Broadway, and from their small
rear office two "buccaneers nf finance,"  who spent their days wondcr-
w >.! K9BMMk*i' tr'sin
sifiads carried a part of iln- motley
cue. m the -.-cur ni ''''""J^VfffT*.V
ihc n,-xt morning Sevc" i-*fi, ni
lumber ami provisions hail left some
lim- earlier, ami a legitimate employment agency had provided the
neci sjary clerks, carpentens. etc, .
The citizens ol Portal rubbed theii
i yci and took a second I- ok when
tin-v beheld the dark-skinned army descending upon them al daybreak, The
promoter, who had arrived late the
nighl before in a special car. bad already bound the purchase bargain
with tin- owner of the land by payment of $500. Xo explanations were
offered, but the word went forth thai
Hill teams could be used at $4 per day
fur teams and driver. Farm work
ceased for miles around, and the desired number of nondescript wagons
appeared before night. Likewise did
there rise, apparently nut nf tbe earth,
a lung,-low building of tarred paper
and a large storehouse, in which, entile setting of the sun of that first day
a dozen  clerks  were busy doling otlt
 (cities of life in exchange for
Each day a thousand came
That night another thousand men
arrived, and the next and the -..-xt.
Soon the multitude increased, until
the  mile-wide  plain   was  dotted  with
-!���������-      ' l'4rT"fl9U8v'*l'''  '''    t-hi-disjr*
pleted -ink.    Ualf an hour later the
pl.-.c'e   was Qi_��*M  ascitic  last  article
of value iifEiU by tfS? now hm'iriatell
iii"|] Q>l*>JMtjf)|L agent telephoned
for the sheriff! and both hotified their
respi -five chiefs of the situation.
A barrel of n-hiskey ��.i- found tin-
di r the  floor of  the  -lore, and  this
was    ii emptied,    l-'i-tlu broke out;
Smiii one touched a match to tlie
storehouse and in ten minutes it ��as
a mass ni flames. The shacks booii
fared the same I'alc. \t midnight the
sheriff and his deputies arrived, but
they were powerless against the 4.1 Mm
Exhaustion drove the crazed crowd
tn sleep, and the next day the Lehigh
Valley and the Central nf New Jersey
railroads provided free trains for the
transportation of the mob back to
Xew York. The perpetrators of the
fraud were never apprehended, but
Portal gained a mile long wall ami
some valuable experience. Likewise,
1(H) fanners of the neighborhood
brought in short crops that year ami
charged off about $100 apiece to profit
and loss.
This picture oi tha 3rd Canadian' Expeditionary Force, shows the troops attending divine aervice on the SS. Mctagama while en route to England
Columbia, who, up to the outbreak of
the war ,were swindled right ahd left
by concerns ranging from employment agencies to railroad corporations
and fake city promoters.
As.you journey out of New York
into the ��� West by either the ��� Central
Railroad-or New- Jersey or by the.
Lehigh Valley line, you will,: about
sixty miles from the Hudson., pass a
station marked Portal. Unless you
have been so unfortunate as to take
a local your train will not stop, but
the grade at that point will give you
an opportunity to make a mental picture of the little there is to see.
The valley is nearly a mile wide, a
great level stretch of country surrounded on three sides by hills. Skirting the foot of these hills on either
side you will see the one or the other
of the railroads. A dozen houses surround each station, and a general
store and a blacksmith shop almost
complete the picture, no matter which
line of railroad you take. But this is
not all. Stretching clear across the-valley along the turnpike leading (rom
one settlement to tbe other, you will
notice a solid stone wall about seven
feet high, substantially built, but seemingly without any reasonable excuse
for existence. It has none, and yet
it is the ever-present reminder of a
few brief days, when twenty-five years
ago the native sons of Portal dreamed
of an industrial empire, of which tbis
ing liow the next month's rent was
to be paid, observed them. One of
these men had a friend in the real
estate fusiness, and in the course of
a conversation a few months before
the'land'dealer bad mentinciid a big
tract of land in New. Jersey which had
recently beeii placed in his hands for
sale.- The story of the old forge had
been told, and 'the two had given over
an idle half-hour to speculating upon
the prospect of starting an .iron boom
and selling the land off in town lots.
Then someone had come in and suggested an adjournment to thc har in
No- 1 Broadway, and lhe subject had
been forgotten.
The sight of the wealth of unemployed Italian energy under the office
window had renewed thc subject in
the mind of the shoestring promoter.
Casually he stepped down into the
street, and picking out an intelligent-
looking Italian secured a lot of information. That afternoon he looked
up his friend, the land agent, and took
a forty-day option on the New Jersey
land for $1. An hour later he had
borrowed enough to rent a cheap
ground-floor office on Whitehall. St.
The few office fixtures were moved
there, and the next morning a poorly
inscribed pasteboard sign decorated
the window. .It was written in Italian, and a young man of that nationality occupied a desk in the office.
Roughly translated, tbe placard announced that the employment agents
within   desired   to   hire  2,000  men   at
valley was to bc tbe teeming, surging
centre.    Thc hills were to belch forth! $2  per  day  on  construction  work  60
geysers   nf  gold  and   the   century-old  miles from New York.
General  Agency  Transatlantic  Steamship  Lines
C. E. Jenney, Q. A. P. D.
Phone:   Sey. 8134 527  Granville  Street
Work waiting for all
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable  Hall for oublic meetings,  dances,  etc..  to   Let
34 32nd Avenue
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
pastures were to yield the fabulous
values nf Broadway corners. Almost
in a day Portal mse in population It recjuircd the services of thc youth
from 100 to 4,000 souls, ami before fill Italian ami the two promoters In
the simple-minded farm folk adjusted handle thc Crowd, As Soon as the
themselves tn the startling rapidity room was full tlie young foreigner
with which modern commerce moves would mount a chair, and in his native
it had dropped back to 100 persons, tongue announce that the wnrk was
Only the wall was left- waiting, anil  that  only $10  cacii  was
Seventy-five years ago, when Xew Ircipiired tn scenic a job for the entire
Jersey stood aiming tin- foremost of Isummer, lhe company tn provide the
iron-pro.dltcing stales, there had been (shelter'and the workmen to* feed them-
shacks and scenes of never-ceasing
activity. Four thousand men were
camped there, each of whom had parted with $10 for the privilege of joining the workers. Thc month that followed has never been duplicated in the
industrial annals of New Jersey-
Gaping holes were carved out of the
hillsides, wagon load after wagon load
of stones descended into the valley,
where scores of dark-skinned workmen pounced upon them and built the
rocks into a wall that will live long
after the story of its creation is forgotten.
No one knew what all the mighty
activity meant, for still no information
wus given out. Thc stliry of the ancient iron manufacturer was renewed
and it was finally settled upon by lhe
countryside that a \ast iron furnace
was to turn their peaceful valley into
a throbbing metropolis. All wage arrangements were made on a basis nf
thirty days' credit. Pay day was understood to be the 15th of each month
and the private car that stood on the
siding and housed the now bedlanmn-
ed buccaneers was supposed to contain the treasure that -'would pour
forth on the eventful day.
Sometime in thc very early morning hours of June 15, 1891. an engine
coupled onto the private car, and
while the rising sun was gilding the
skyline about Portal's hills thc same
day two gentlemen with much baggage'were stepping aboard a steamer
bound for Cuba. They carried with
them well over $25,000 in cash.
Tasks at the "works" were started
with enthusiasm that morning, ami ii
was an hour before any one missed
the car. Keen then the work went on,
with no thought nf thc terrible disappointment in store. Some of the "i-i.
I'lircnicn, .scenting tmitble. slipped a*
way nn an eastbottnd train durin    I
a forge nt Portal- From it- liills was
obtained ore bearing iron, not in large
quantities, but still Sufficient to make
i tlir riianufacturc o( iron by the simple,
processes of the day profitable; Wood
for charcoal  was nlnimlant and lime-
selves. After two or three of these
little speeches no more were necessary, for those win* went out promptly informed tlie crowd waiting lo
get in- Twenty thousand dollar-**! approximately   were  taken  in   lhat  day,
Island Dairy
.Matthew McNaif. Prop!
Every Bottle Guaranteed Pure,
Fresh and Swe��t
Give Us * Trial
QUALITY   TELLS     :���
meal hi mr. and wilh only underling**
tn direel their efforts the Italians all
lowed the loads "I" stone to accumulate, and spent their time in expressing grave forebodings to each Other.
At 4 o'clock 5110 men ir, a body called
nn a foreman for their pay- He could
only assure them that "c/erything
would be all right." At 6 o'clock the
plain was a bedlam", the clerks in  the
No poorly-made, sloppy clothes, but
good quality garments made from genuine tweeds, serges, cheviots, etc.,
that arc stylish, up-to-date, neat in
appearance, correct in fit, ami perfect
in workmanship.
II.ne me measure you for your new
suit. 1 guarantee you honest treat-
nun!, lasting satisfaction, and Inn
value tor ymir money. I make suits
from $25.00.
EoaUiilnl I8W Rrfnrd Sr-*k
,  1049 Geof��i�� Street, ojTKnitf
���    Y. M C. A; SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13. I<JI5
John T.  Smith
ilrrsrrintitm Druiimrit
49TH    AVE,    AND    FRASER
Phone Fraser 33
FILMS      '���: :���: :���:
Ail drug) iiM-d in our prescription dcpartmcnl are chemi-
c,.'';,   pure and  no  substituting.
^aturbag OJhtmuik
Every  Saturday by  Ho-
Oreuter Vancouver Publisher! Limited
llKAl)   OFI-'li
Perfect Flower of a System
By Alice Hubbard
Corner Thirtieth Avenue and  Main SI
Smith Vancouver,
Ail department
Niulit Calla ���
. . . . l-'.-i it mi'.i. t    1 ST I
..Fairmont   IM6L
Free competition starts thir. week
Registered   nt   the   Tuat   Office   Dc-
Shortlj   after   tin   outbreak   of  the  mon  powei nn ��� his hju Is.
ivai.   the  "l-'ra   Mag izini     carrii d  an
e-s.ii   by    Mice   llubbari     under   <lu
caption,   "l'i rfect   Flov   ���   nl   a   Syslem."
s"-1"   an.mils afti    i       irticle ap-      ||ia grandfather, William the Fi
is  the  head        :  -     rmy     The  armylfact,   given   all    His   forces,   interest
symbols the   Vati by and  prospects to  William  the
His and all other German -..n- an   Second.
educated to bi   firs- md always g od      In September, when the army, wl
fighting  soldier*     Even  iii- daughter  .j���. second  B,,���  ,,,- the   Emperor  wat
wears the gaii fficcr. ,���       ;.. y.  H ,., ,,  battle,  the  Em-
"W'e bcloni   Ingel      .1  and the ar-  peror   telegraphed   I     Ihe   wife,   who
���   easily  hair low, till
husband     had
[ i ��� i', .;
my: thus �� e w    e born    ir el ch other.
and thus u ill we act no mat
ter �� In il,    ',  ���      ill) pi
The Kaiser is a clever, skilful, pow.      It was B I hi elped a litth      \nd I
��� mil man '   ***"" ''���  '" ���   so well
Tin  Kaisei pi   fected result of P��rP��8e   thl    ������'   "   '    " -    '" '���  ��� ''"' I It is no small complimtnl
a system. system ���     -,,       -,,.,,i   i,v   gmpcr r   William.
William   ti"   S -I   saw   HUmarck  Tli    I s a thorough diplom '.
,,,.,. ,i    ���.,,_    *,-, and   Willi.in,   th     li -i     dem  nsti  ti
partment,   Ottawa,   as   Second    Claaa piarnl,   Mrs,    Mm      Hubbard    went  and his ancestor. Frederick the Creat,    . . ,
Mall Mane, d i with lur bus I on the "LustIwere, in his ,,.���,:,. ���,��� ���n|v his heroes  "':" .P"      7   :'   "'       ' * '" !.'"   ''"'ll*
- tania.'1 a victim of a Herman submar- but the patterns from whiJh he shapedl,n?,.rCl '   !'��"    .       ���"""V
SUBSCRIPTION hates inc.    The article, which has attracted  his ���wn life.    Tin-,    two    Empj-nys"
To   all   points   In   Canada,    United world-wide attention,  follows: [served as  his  ideal   for  a   lim
Kingdom, Newfoundland, New Zealand
and other Hi-IUhIi  Possessions!
German writer, M
crilicist s   vci
PoHtnee to American, European nnd
other Foreign Countries, Jl.tlO per year
power ;ils.i lit. in a navy.    So William
served  as  Ins   nleal   ior  a   nun.     Hei  ,    .. , ' ,
..       , ,    tlu  second '   ncentrated upon another
chose  his  "career    early,     lie   early ��� - ...     ,.
I lanptmann. ��� ' ���   arm -.i force, a navy.    In this source
.    ., sitiiiu-ii   (in-   means   ami   methods   nv , ,. ,
verely  Ihc term:               ���   ol power lu  gave, too, in- personal at-
,.i ,.   ,       I u Inch   rriilertck  In came     I lie  I,rial: , , ,
barbarian   "Inch has been applied to tcntion, ami as  the  executive  oi   the
,t.     ,. . , i   .i     .��� also the means ami methods  used bv   ,. ,       ,   .
the   t.erman  people  am]   the  German ,    ,.      German  people, their  suppnrt.
!��� ,        , William   nl   I'nissia   which   matte   him :     .., . ,
Itmperor. ,.  ,, ... . Imperial  power means  sea  power,
... ij���  ������ , ,,     ... ,    .William   lhe    Hirst,   r.inpcmr   ol    the        . ....
All r.nglislmian. Mr. Chesterton, de-    , ,.      . ,, .      ,    'and sea power and imperial power are
,    ,, .it, t     German   l-.nipire.      lhe   events   in   the   , , ,       ,
lends Ihc position taken by lhe people I  . . , ' di -pendent   ii]>.oi each  '.ther.
Painting   Contractor
Phone Fairmont 1314 R
"Well, Adams, here you are again!"
remarked General Sir N'eville Lyttel-
ton, Governor of the   Royal   Hospital,
if how a local hern was tsc man  who
really won Waterloo,
Yorkshire's renowned and authentic story ni the marvellous performance ni Tom Brown, of York, at the
battle oi Dettingen was gradually developed alter Waterloo until ii gol
transformed   into   a   suit   ni   classic,
..proving  clearly���tn  every   Yorkshire-
man. at  all  events���that lhe  real hern
nf   1815   was   a   While   Rose   soldier.
Without     whose     W'llllll'n'tlS    deed-     \.'l-
poleon  would have triumphed.
Xiirthiinilierland even goes one bet-
ler. for il shows you as plain as a
pikestaff thai the true "Hill Adams''
was   a   man   from   eCewcnstle   district,
.     Ned     While.
position taken by lhe peO|
who call the Germans, in their present attitude, barbarian. This writer
explains that a barbarian  is one wh
lives   oi  the   Conquerors     were     mil
knnwn P
pendent   n|
He enlisted ami maintained the interest and enthusiasm nf his people un-
William ihc Second was educated, tj| |u. ha<| a navJ ,,,- tremendous
lives ihe life oi a savage wherein lu- ,*-""��� consciously and unconsciously, by strength, second only to thai of Eng-
aet. without regard to the effect of hi-   P""'"" Bismarck. The Ulood-and-lron  ia]1(], wj���, |1M |,mg proclaimed hers If,
ie|s upnii nthers.
The  barbarian   does  nol   know  lhe
polic) is his.
Ile has demonstrated that he knows
'Mistress of tin  Seas '
"Mv   first   .-md   last   can-   i-   for   my
meaning nf reciprocity.    The barbar,-' how to choose his- course, to make pre-  fighting force's nn land and sea.'
lie knou.- how to gel rk done,
II, iin: - not se, ni ti i consider hjj
1',"'. a- .ni authority, but.as an ally
Sometimes In has sn thoroughly believed   in   lhe   divine   right   of   kings,
pi m
th   a   la
ugii in which
., ii ���    joined!     "Weil      wn   Bill  A.lam-.  1
C    Lsea's  own   "Hill
'rivaie   William   Adams, I wnosc   rcal   ";"lu*   *'**
In- inspection  of .he in- Ncd  Ulliu*'  "'"' workctl '"  ""�����1*vru
me  week- back.    Then, |limcs' ;"  -"""' ''*""  w'"'ks "WIR''1 l)c
llie     Hawkes     family    al   Gateshead,
- the I ynesiders, with in any
dred other workmen from
lhe war in 1815.
nn  I hike, il v a> reported, -    -
being laken, .11"t- r se\ eral at-
White'to take  with  him  thirty  or  sn
of   tlawke's   men���whom   iln-     Duke
Knew   in In-  iln'  lirave-i  nf all  braves
���and  tn lake  the  position.
N'ctl  fell   sure  he  could  manage the
business with ten; but, in please the
itself I "'l-*1'- lu' '"'''' llu* "l""'"r statet'' ;""!
uterly  crushed   the   French   and   won
e-'allv'becn' believed' io be"ii  mythical!"--""*   I"'"111""'   bcin*  "|H*"'y     ""-^f
by Wellington nn the spol and thanked for his magnificent deed!
nty-tnrec year.- ago: ami in
which the King cmnpliineiilcd hill
specially when las! his Majest* in
spi cted thc pensioners al  Clu 1st i.
The   '"'igin.il  "Bill   Adams."   who   i
a:��ay-   credited   with   telling   a   mat
vellous    Story   t\i   Imw    "he
won the Battle of Waterloo, lu
and that he is king by divine right,
that he very naturally confuses himself
with his I)- it-
Al best v., carry very lightly our
responsibility to an unseen, unknown
power, whnst manifestations we are
not fine enough t" see. hear or touch.
Like Macbeth, "We'd jump the life
In come." i" wc did not have "judgment here" from our fellow men and
from circumstai :ei  ai     - oundings,
A  Boomerang
When any man i- thi apes t-. a pinnacle of power, nic-t gv, e an accounting  to no in  i arth,  ami  nt�� one
who d     ���     i      n i gamine his 1 ks,
censor in- acts, .vheii in. .-ne can eom-
' pel him I-, keep his compacts with men-
J and nati    s, that i arful dan-
' gcr.   S make the
��� pinnacle, and v. ho maka tl ipcx :��� --
i- i .    ���
liven when ma: - :��� n-
���    ' ... '    '  ���       ml       s Gotl is nol
11  it-
:���"    ',
tlgl     '
IS    110
It   is   11
.    I till        1
���   ..   iril
rks fi
The Wcstnlount Battery in command ol  Major Gerry  Hanson on thc march lo Ypres
nn.r    to   I ler   II        is   the   man.  de..
ill   the   ditch    In'ing   used   as   a   bride
ian   lakes
Mrs.   Harris."     But   AITsfralia   main-*l"'  ���'"*  '"' l";,s","['1" ,,"""1* s1i*<"-    l-i'-'c Macbeili.
tains lhat "Bill" was,,', a myth, Devonshire Ihughs   a.    the preten-
|��� the cemetery of Fremantlc. West si""? '"' Australia, Yorkshire, ami
' ���s,-ali���, can lu- seen even now a Northumberland, for she knows that
grave whose stone records that "Here Waterloo was really wm, by a man
lis Bill Adams, win- fought at Water- i '>"��< I1"' *'"U'r country^
I,,,," Moreover, at Fremantle, also.! We lean, that from Exeter went to
is a Customs officer, known likewise!Waterloo a trooper noted for his g.an
as  Bill  Adams, tin-  grandson of him  stature and prowess.   Seeing the f.gh
wi.nlil   he   Inst   if   something   special
wasn't  done,  this  man.'got   together
already   Mentioned   lure,   who   relates
Imw his grandfather really took part
in the gnat btttllc. .he, emigrated to|three score  Devon soldiers whom he
Australia,   lived   for     several     years: knew,  and   set  ofl   three,  and  .n  fall
.lure,  antl  was  buried ai   1-renia.itle.  charge for N'apolebn and Ins staff.
Dniili.less  i.  was   bis   rcci.al   of    the      "Nap"  saw   the   Devonians   coming,
fight, added to consciously or tint-tin- and  recognising  the  famous   soldiers
sdotlsly by jocular Australians inm
after lime, which finally became tin
fnumlatii'ii    inr     '.he   celebrated  "I'd
li front "f them, declared dcspair-
ngly: "All is lost'" "n which
'Bony"  and   his   staff  there   and   then
A Mar.ter in Economics
Thc   Emperor   lias   superior   know
When men',
adjust   iln mseh i -.
��� conditions   and   cir
Kantage   simply   from  ile-1 paratiniis. great antl expansive, and l"
inpel a iiatimi io work I",- him     I It
has  inspired   and   influenced   his   ow-n|tc(|ge  ;,,  proportion    and    economics,   changing  which
"W'oiilds,  imt  play  false. people until they respond in Ins will.  ||e |)as, ;ill accurate system in calculus  veloping civilization,
And yet  wouldst   wrongly  win:  ilimt   He. has the patience and thc ability to by  which  lie knows  lm,\   many  nun;    When a man compels m<
'dst have watch, io wail for ihc opportune nn>- imlnstrially employed ii lakes , , main-Lit.;tn It- a  par. sysl
That   which   cries,   'Thus   thou   must   incut and in recognize ii  when ii ur-1 tain   Emperor,  army,   navy,   and   tin-';,   outgrown   in
dn if limn have it: rives,     lie   had   the   wisdom   and   the | common  people. lean not  work  for  hii        He is iin-ing
Ami that which'rather thou dost fear  power to have his nation at work, os-|    ,,,. |{nowgj ,  lI];l.    v,,nun    W-J.M  ,u.r  riv.,,._an  .���,.,,.      .    ,,,.r   ,,���.
m dn.   ' tansibly competing and also co-opera-  . :.u,   t,u.ir  com)try   ,H.lti|.  |n   gMng  ���,���. ma��� ,,, pi, hiins(.lf .,gainst,
Than   wishest  should  be  undone.   '       ] ling in their  mduslr.es  with  mber  na-   song   m   ;|n|]v   .^   nay)    ,.   (1]ev \     ,)(   ^.(���   himse,.    .,���   . ���-   rjgn)   ||ni.
| tions. and-yet  tube  trained  to strike L^   jn   subjl.ct{���n   ���,   ������.   ���,���',���i,,,s  portion,     lie  loses   ins  right   relation
The  barbarian- knows     cause,    but. a blow   lhat  surprised the world . ,.,.���  woman   u;|s  m.|(1(,   ,-���.  ,,n>  pur.  witll his fell(m. ,������, ;,���,: ,,.;. .,������,,,,���:,;.
would gladly deny effect.   "Am I my*    |, |s ���,,  sma|| man  ������],��� ca���  ,t���p  |)lige   tha|  lu,r (|,.K.i. ig iu ,|u.  ,������,���.   ,������,    H( ���ai . .,. ,   ,,ive, because he
djust himself
��� liinc world,
dviug  system
neighbor's keeper?"    He  would haveJ the march of progress    Xo other man I
a sequence which has no consequence. I ;���  ,|u.  tt-i10|e  world, in  a  single day.
lie would have property without earu-lj,, 5Cvcn centuries, could have silenced
SIS    tn   ai
without   tniling   i   I'itlieii
pi se,
and in the fields al w ork.
The   Emperor   has   forestalled   any |��" 'l,is ever-changing,
militanl   suffragette   nonsense,
in  an   . \ i" -
.,.���,." fable known  far    ami    wide  turned taiPaml dashed off the field!
Well,   there    ym,   are!      'imi      P-IJ
I"*,''' :''U,C' I'��"""1"   ����""��   ""jthcir factories, paralyze.l mercl.an.l.s- ,-m jn   |)M ������ .m.h  ���m,;i|Ki    u,.;ik. , ,   h1i  KtU��
,t.   He is not w.l ing to pay the pnec.  illK,  ,������,,,���,,,,  commerce and  stayed nctt am| ,,,,,   introduced into it, "The system i*   entirely   oul   ol   harmony
lhe   riioiuas   Jefferson   mctlmil   of evc��� ,|,.��� fundamental industry, farm- worU|  s|  hc|p)cM before a  'worn- -'it'   ' ��ni'   rs,    ant     e :��� suddenly
paving (or everything wc have, v:ihieljtlh                                                                .                 ,                                             ,      ��� , ., ,       ,���       ,
1                                                                 .        .      .          | '"l-- .,., .   ,m,sli,,n     w hie i       t.-id       It-en      nil- -'"Us    ��� -    i   'U      VKX.llltltr,    I..HS.,.
received   i-  unknown   to  lhe  barbar
The   Kaiser   caused   writers   to  e:     ;
simpler generation,    W.
Hut, will, merely a change "I naine.|yonr   nmncy.   as   the   showman   -ay-.   j:||, change their pens for swords,     Vrtists lm ���    ,itl,   ,|���.   ���..,��� |   ,������,���,,���.,
threw down iheir brushes, fresh-filled |lU.|���,!  themselves into nun'-  profes
wnli dreams nf loveliness, ami resp -n- si������s ,,n,| ���,., ... ,,, tn, z,,,^ ,,, moral
detl In ihe call, "Tn arnis'" t|ccji} in classical antiquity, sn now thc
Scientists,  philosophers,    statesmen, doctrine ol lh, emancipation of w
thinkers and doers, all look dcath-di  I- .,-...,   from   tin   slinn   of over-cduca-
w^w^i^ A 111     A lWirV I���������"������� '-���������" "������ i---i jng n.,..(p���,,s alu| rushed madlj to hat- lion."
DREAMLAINU   c0n.�� Twc���ty-s,x.i. Ave,,,,- :,,;';;,l:::;,l;;;:>1���.;;r;;���,;i;:;,Tn\W-^ "-��� ��������� - ���������������>���-������> - ������  ^ r,,,,,,,,,, vw ��� ,��� g,-,,,
l bullets,  shot   from  guns  operated  l�� drtm. of inibisirv.    i neir artists work
more'than one place has its own tale1 and you can lake your choice.
I ; , !    r ������
There is probably no human 'icr.g
in the world who could stand up u d
say, "I liltve none if the barbarian
in me." However, thc ordinar* c- n-
ilillniis' which make Hfi pussilm
should teach all people, thai i-oncmil.
and Main Street
mWmLwmLWHum ���   >
N'apnle .n.
A mi n ceases to In irmony n ith
evnltitinii when In fixe> I in self as n
centrt anil, bj ft irci - - imp. Is , itlu rs
in eh.i ige tn coiifori is unci
illg  , i mini. ai.
Man is the evolving elemeiil 11 is
his destiny i" adjust imsell m his
im n iinnienls. . iini.il ', l.-u ��� " and
"eonditit ms" arc not 1 In adjustt d
in him i xcepi as In hangi - thi nv
!.-������..I,-.     manufacturing.     inventing. |b���si���css  ,if  their     thinking.       Their Thal    EmPcr'"    "-Villiam   thi    Second
-""pneis ,1,, ���,���  p|,-,v  at  writing  poetry. 1,as  ''"'lH'll.d  sixty-fivi   in.lbon  pco-
ir    philosophers    and      scientists P1*-'  '" "]>"M  thevMehes  i.,  his Vill,
dwell in this world. .    |work cnthusiasticallj   and hard. limits his own ability to adjust himself
It   requires   a   gnat   and   powerful     The combined and united domestic. to Twcnticth-C
man to make men leave all their per- industrial and  war  power of a  nati'nil''1"'' '"
Ij-.j. men  who, a  few  hours  before,  w-Tre .,,  t]u.u.  .,,.,     Their thinkers  make
Mi.i ~
Eighteenth Avenue and
Main Street
The   nccessily   of   earning   our   lining,   lhe   difficulties   involved   ill   lhe,       .,
,         ,             ���    ,  ���   ,     ,   bin ding, gnnig l" the wi,rid means tn'.,
process, show that the original intent       , . ...    , ,-, ,    '    '
1                            ,                  ,.  .       , .       make man  more civilized, more in  In  -et   ���
of  Nature was  that  every  living l'|,n~ ! ,..._��� ... ���... ,.,
should earn ils own living and only a
living. These difficulties have made
thc human race as decent as it is.
Individualists, human beings whn <\o
not contemplate thc rights of others,
i .i-..,  ,- ,-   tl,���  .minimi  Of   cause of which thev know really mill
whn  care  nothing  l"i   tlie  tipimmi  "i
get   into harm m\
snnal interests, to give iheir lives and
to risk the lives of their families for a
The   Kaiser  has  perfected
Others,   who   arc   not   supervised,   in- "??��� i _
ntable to "lliers. are       It requires a man who is, also, mag-
th-! netic and  hypnotic  fo  do  thi-  hcrcii-
spcctcil. or accouii
barbarians.    Until  men   grant   t.
ers the right to do unto them as they
do to others, until society is so organized that reciprocity is the law, until nations deal reciprocally with other
lean task.
Instruments of Might
William   the   Second   has   been   not
��� <i  sixty-five   million   of  trained    ai
skilled people iv working for one wi
factory. 438 RICHARDS STREET   '"'  "hk'h   evolution  did  r
I even  in  the  time  ol   Caesar,  was  not
The Vicegerent of Deity palliative, even then.    It is abhorrent,
Wha, dues William the Second now. to the civilization of the Twenti-
want? Mme power, more people to eth Century. It is the barbarian in ns
wnrk fir him.    He wants but one Ri-j that tolerates it.
val,  and   thai   Ri-a!   .in   old   Creation      The   t.erman   Emperor   is     not     a
which probably he has confused  with Header.   He  is  a   magnificent,  snlitary
..only  a   gn-ai   Emperor,  but   a   great i Frederick the Great. William the First monument  of a  svstem  that civiliza-
nations, humanity will have to p can ���^ ,||so     |K. h[[> taugl��� ,,is t.n.!i������| Bismarck.   Or is it a composition|lion outgrew  long" long ago.
uilty tn thc  charge  ol  being barbar-1 ^ ^.^   ^  ^   ,-i.1.m.ins .,re  l|u.;,,,   ������,   lbric   which   has   beci
ian- greatest people of the earth; there can I ideal, a  pattern, for William  the  Se
A  man. a nation, may be cultured,
ay bc academically  educated,    may
vv ���     'ygtiiyiiiiiiiPIillB^
SOUTH   HILL  PALACE      Three Blocks South of
OF VARIETIES        Municipal Ha"
������iMilriBMsasaK i i mLmLWLwmBLWnWLwmm
have the virtues of industry, economy
and may have refinements, but until
Ms actions are guided by the "I will
tin unto ynu as 1 would have you do
to inc." he can not lay claim to being
civilized or refined.
Blood and  Iron
The man in this age ill whom is
personified the system of might is
William the Second, Emperor of Germany,
He is a man of power and a powerful man. He has a strong brain. He
has perceived how to train it to best
secure the means hy which to bring
be no greater.    They believe that their
greatness is dependent upon their na-
contl. Emperor of Germany
Years  ago. people   who did   nol   es-
tional    organization,    the    center    nfjpccially   admire     Emperor       William      The  drug store at  49th  and  Fraser
which organization is the Emperor.      [quoted   him   as   saying.   "Myself  and Street   has  changed   hands    recently.
He lias taught not only his armylGod." He has given cause for such
but the nation that the greatest honors representation. He crowned himself
that  can  come  o a    German    come
Mr. Smith, who for the past year has
clerked   in   tlu   store,   bought   out   -Mr.
through service in the army. Th-. army is the arm of gower. They who
belong to il are the support of the nation. It is also its instrument for|self and to an invisible God
quick growth and for great expansion.
He has given his army his most personal attention.
At bis public apeparances. bc is
dressetl as the Kinpcror of Germany nr
in the uniform of an army officer.  Ile
when he became Emperor, there being Barker.    Mr- Smith lias been conncct-
nn   niie   who  could   confer   an   honor ed with the drug business for the last
upon him but himself.    He held him- fifteen years in Ibis country and in tin-
self responsible then  as  now  to him
was bis only peer. He has frequently
almost always, spoken and written of
Gotl as though he and God were on
most intimate and familiar terms, and
tllat each kept neither secrets nor
plans   from   the  other.     God   had,   in
nld country. It is his intention to
give the residents in that district first-
class service in all lines of family remedies, candies. Kodaks-, and- supplies. A coupon will bc given free
with every purchase over 25 cents on
a Victrola, purchased at a price of
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South Vancouver Model Council
Reeve G���d will be a Candidate  at next election���Suggests Fcrtn-
ation of a South Vancouver  Regiment of Guards
������laiHiWi'iii1*,!,���    HOi
Unusual interest was taken in the
regular meeting of Small Vancouver
Model Council ihis week. Reeve
(',���tl was in fine form and tlu I'atn-
mis  l-enialc Guards mustered in full
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Theatrical Notes
.Six water sprites, In ;i big and novel
aquatic festival, will be the headline
attraction of the hill al the Pantages
Theatre, opening with the matinee
performance,   The girls are pretty,
l''i>r the added feature- rif the week
Manager Gillis has arranged for the
first appearance here of the eminent
Portuguese violinist, Raul Perclra,
supported by his famous string sex-
tit, in popular and classic selections
The week also promises to be notable for a return engagement of Al
Frcind and Lou Downing, among the
most popular comedians that ever appeared at this In.use. They have a lot
of new stuff.
Nellie   Luckie  and   Turn   Yost   will i
present  their  snappy  musical  comedy
skit, "The Jealous Lovers."
The La l-'arra Sisters, nifty singers
and dancers, will also be among those
present on the new programme.
The acrobatics of the week will be
furnished by Laypo and Beiijaniiite,
Yiddish entertainers, who are declared
to he awfully funny as well as clever
ill matters of strength and agility.
Patrons of the busy "Home of g ij
vaudeville," the Columbia Theatre���I
will be given another1 treat this week'
as the management bi the Theatre
have booked iii another stellar bill for
next week.
The headliners on next week's bill.
Scott and Wallace", are old  time fav-
rites in Vancouver, having played at
the Pantages Theatre season before
': st, and the news that they had blossomed out again this season in an entirely new act was indeed refreshing
to'tlre tired theatrical manager who is
ontmually on the look out for hrighl
acts, new and novel-
Lydston and Emerson are another
accomplished .pair> of singing talkers
who grace the bill with their ready
wit and snatches of melody. Their
act fairly scintillates with comedy, and
they are iu the habit of "putting the
comedy over" with a punch which is
followed by rounds of applau
an appreciative audience.
And who hasn't heard
and his Dog." Ves, Pears
tloggie arc to be here for
week and lhe canine win
comedy is sure lo make a name for
"Teddy" who is most appreciative of
the applause he earns by his cleverness.
���f "Pearson
son ami the
the entire
imencsa and
Don and Patty who style themselves
'The Sailor and the Maid," offer something unusual in the way of a melody
and patter act. Sufficient to say that
he is "some tar" and she "some maid."
Lovers of the  sweet, seductive ballads  of  Erin   will   be  given  a  decided (of
treat in the person of Peggy O'Hara,
whose quaint expressive Irish melody
is most pleasing to the ear.
Three reels of good motion pictures
will round out this excellent bill of
The pastor. Mr. Craig,
ith services next Sunda.
ling a special .sermon i
'ed on   Pilgrim's Progr
'ill conduct
In the evil  he deliv-
s.  illustrat-
force t" cheer and applaud his erratic eloquence and to render him all
moral support possible, There wer ���
Iwo outsailding features of the meeting���the reeve's announcement that he
will be ill the field for re-eleclion. and
his declaration of intention to recruit
a South Vancouver Battalion to he
known as "Gold's Guards," with himself as honorary lieut.-colonel. or brigadier-general, calmly following the
fortunes of the regiment from his
comfortable arm  chair.
The Council Chamber and the corridors of the Municipal Hall were profusely decorated with recruiting posters and the military bearing of the
Famous Female Guards lent color to
the auspicious occasion. The only
"fly in the ointment" was when Councillor R���1 wanted to know whether
the property which, as the reeve grandiloquently announced, had been offered to the Dominion military authorities for a barracks and drill grounds,
belonged to the Municipality of South
Vancouver or to the party who had
made the offer?
uproarous   cries
"How dare you insult our reeve so!"
from  the indignant   Female Guards.
As Reeve G���d entered the council
(Chamber to preside over the deliberations of the council, it was noticed
that his hair had been given a distinct
���and uumistakeable military cut, that
he carried himself wilh a military air
that bespoke long and painstaking
practise in the quietude of the reeve's
room, and thai he acknowledged the
cheers of thc Female Guard with a
smart military salute, as taught him
hy budding captains and lieutenants
at present in the municipal  service.
On taking the chair the reeve addressed the reporters' gallery thus:
"Gentlemen of the I'ress���As yet the
reeve has not made any announcement
as to whether he will be a candidate
for the reeveship in 1916. 1 notice, iu
consequence, that the Social Service
Council, the Ministerial Association,
the Citizens' Progressive Association
anl other organizations of ratepayers
are a great deal perturbed and in great
travail over lhe' selection of a candidate. It may allay their anxiety if
you will be good enough to announce
that Reeve Gold will be in the field
for   the   reeveship   in   1916. Great
cheering by the Female Guards)- This
announcement will doubtless relieve
their anxiety as to the selection of a
reeve for next year." ("Hear, hear"
from the Guards).
Councillor R���I: Don't you think
Mr. Reeve, that il is because the Social Service Council and the ratepayers associations know tllat you will
bc a candidate tllat they are so much
perturbed? (Cries of "Shame!" from
the Guards).
Reeve G���d: Xo, I do not- I Wild
cheering). The Social Service Council
and the Ministerial .Association and
all the oilier bodies have always been
courteously received while I have been
iu the chair: and I think it is because
they feared I might not consent to
stand for re-election tllat they began
lo look around for another candidate.
Now that I have announced myself I
have no doubt I shall have the support
of all public bodies and persons who
desire to again have Ir
ments in South Vancouver for another year. ("Hear, hear," cried the
Having thus set at rest the anxiety,
the various public bodies, which
have been so much concerned that the
municipality v as about to lose the
services of the most popular entertainer who has ever graced (Yes. Mr-
Printer, "graced," so you may put
that prefix "dis" back in the easel the
reeve's chair. His Worship turned to
lhe council and delivered himself thus:
"Gentlemen of the Council���Aetna?
ted as- I am by feelings of gratitude
and loyalty to the flag which has protected mc and mine for so many long,
pleasureahlc years���please note
recruiting posters���I feel it my duty
in this crisis in thc affairs of the Fin,
pire   t"   "fler   mv   service
Mr.   Policeman,   will
ed with seventy-five views, the hymns
will also he illustrated- This tends
to be a very interesting subject and
a  cordial  invitation is extended to all.
Sunday School at 2.30 with a temperance IpctUre as subject.
The   Christian   Endeavor   will   meet
at  night;  Mr.  Gallagher, a  sludent of kindly fir-fl out who made lhat oiien
one  ol  our  large  colleges,  will  speak   sivc   and   insulting   remark   and   eject
on   Mahommcdamsm. |,im  from  the room.    As  1   was about
On Thursday at 8 pm., the Mis-! to say when that unmannerly cur
-ion Balld will hold a special thanks- down ill the audience interrupted. |
giving offering. Mrs. Anderson from feel ii my duly in ihis crisis in the
Kitsilano   will   speak   tin   India.      A |affairs of the Empjri���(Another voice
er men than you in the trenches'' and
"What about ex-Reeve I). C. MacGregor?"). Officer, do your duly and
eject these yellow CUM who dare lo
beard me in my den���I mean lhe council chamber���or I will suspend you.
As I was saying. I feel it to be my
duly to raise a regiment of South
Vancouver men for service al the
front. (Wild cheering from the Female Guards and a Voice: "Will you
go with them?") No, sir, 1 will not
go with them. Il would jusl suit some
of you to send Reeve G���d into the
firing line; but the reeve has too much
consideration���(Voices: "For his own
skin")���I say too much consideration
for the welfare of South Vancouver
to leave the municipality to the tender mercies of such a bunch of councillors as sit at this table. (Loud and
prolonged cheering from the Female
Councillor C���1: Mr. Reeve. T protest against your remarks. They arc
entirely uncalled for and are derogatory to the dignity of your office as
reeve. (Hisses   from   the   Female
I   Reeve G���d: You are a nice man to
.talk  about dignity.  A  cheap  guy you
are!    Sit down and don't  talk  to  me
This query met with |,,.)0llt tiignjtv     |-ve |R,ani enough a-
of     "Shame!"     and  ������,���,   dignity.    (Wild   applause    from
the   Female  Guards).
'   Councillor C���I: Oh. all right, your
worship, have it your own way.
Reeve G���d: Yes, 1 mean to have
il my own way, and if I can't get il
one way I will another, and no bunch
of seven nor seventy councillors like
you can stop me. I'm an iron man.
I am. You've not got a weak man
like ex-Reeve K���r to deal with.
Ball! Cheap guys! I'm reeve of ihis
municipality and don't you forget it-
I Renewed cheering from the Guards
and derisive jeers as Councillor C���1
remarked:   "We're  not  likely   to."
After glaring at the councillors for
a few minutes and consuming about
half-a-galloii of water, the reeve continued: "As I was about to say when
I was interrupted, 1 have offered lo
raise a South Vancouver regiment to
bc known as "Gold's Guards," if the
military authorities will agree to accept my mother's offer of two acres
for a free site for a barracks and to
lease the balance of the property for
a parade ground. (More wild cheering from the Female Guards, and a
Voice: "Who will he responsible for
the  taxes?")
Reeve   G���d!   Don't   you   worry   a-
bout the taxes.    If we can get a military  barracks  in   South  Vancouver  it
will be worth much more than taxes.
A Voice: How?
Reeve G���d: Look at all the money
the soldiers will spend in the municipality.
The Voice: Where?
Another Voice: At the candy store
on Bodwell Road. (Loud laughter,
followed by a general uprising of the
Female Guards who cried. "Shame"
on the interrupters of their beloved
reeve I.
After  the  uproar  the  reevc  said  it
stood to reason lhat if a military barracks  was established  in  South Vancouver the municipality would jenefit.
Councillor R���I then arose and wanted   to   know   if   the   property   which
had  been  offered  for  military  purposes  had been  redeemed, as he understood that  it was sold to the nnmici-
entertain-lpality at the recent tax sale?    (Loud
cries of "Shame!"  from  the  Guards).
Reeve   G���d:   Sit   down   and   don't
ask   impertinent   questions.       (Hear,
hear  from  the Guards)-
Councillor R_l: I think the question was very pertinent, your worship.
Reeve G���d: T think it was very impertinent and uncalled for. (Hear,
hear from the Guards').
Councillor R���1: Don't you call me
impertinent. Mr.  Reeve.    I'm as good
a man as you are any day.    I'm not
ashamed of my past.  Mr.  Reeve.  Hut.
as regards this military barracks proposition.   1   don't   sec   where   this   municipality  is  going  to  benefit,  unless
t"?)fhe  military  authorities  arc  going  to
pay  the  taxes regularly.    That   would
certainly be a good thing and a great
thiud am} advantage   to  the  municipality.     Hut
continued  applause   from  thc   Female  would   thc  Dominion   Government  bc
Gttardsi   in  raising a  regiment  which .liable for taxi's?    That's what  1  Want
I will graciously consent shall be calif'to l;n,,w.    And as for the money the
ed (A voice: "Gold's Famous  Femalf soldiers  would  spend   iu   the  municipality���as  that  gentleman   in   the  audience  asked:   Where   are   they  going
n Vancouver.
���1:       Of   course,   it's
rccye   knows   il.     He
of  folding   anybody.    This   is  a  business prop, sition.
('.iiinrillor R���I: Of course it is, and
i darned good proposition from your
side of th. question. If by giving two
acres ior a barracks���two acres which,
if my information i- correct, ha- nol
yei been redeemed -you can lease the
rest of ihc property "ti a long base
io iln- Dominion Government, you
would be relieved of lhe taws, bul
would -till own lhe property���that
is if il is redeemed, and I am informed thai so far it has nol and is therefore at present thc property of the
municipality. And I want to know
whether you arc offering ihis property to the government on behalf
of the municipality or ml your own
be-half? (The female Guard-: "Shannon you. Councillor R���1 to insult our
respecteil   reeve   by   your   impertinent
Reeve G���d: I will answer that
question at thc proper time.
Councillor R���I: I think this i- the
proper time, your worship.
Reeve 0���d: And I don't think it
' -- I do not propose to answer you-
"Hear, hear" cried the Guards).
Councillor R���|l All right, your
worship,  I'm  satisfied.
Councillor A���ill May 1 ask. Mr.
Reeve, when you intend to recruit this
South Vancouver regiment you have
been talking about?
Reeve G���d: I intend to start right
away. There are a lot of single young
fellows employed by this municipality
and I intend to put it up to them���
enlist or out 'you go.
Councillor A���n: Don't you think.
Mr. Reeve, that it would set the
young fellows a better example if
you, as a single man. wen- to head
the list of recruits?
Reevc G���d: I may say in reply t"
your question. Councillor A���n. lhat
if this regiment is formed I shall expect, as reeve of this municipality, to
he the honorary head of the regiment,
wilh the title of Brigadier-General oral least Lieut-Colonel.
Councillor  A���n:      Hut  don't  you
think. Mr. Reeve, il would look much
better   and   be   a   better   example   For
; Ihc   men   if  you   were   lo   enlist  along
'��� with mc. as a  private, and lake your
chance  of promotion  like  the  rest of
the fellows?
Reeve G���d: Well, you see. Councillor A���n. I have my mother to think
of and I'm not so young as I once
wa-. If I were twenty year- younger I would gladly enlist a- a private
and lake my chance of promotion, as
you suggest Bul my fighting days
are over.
Councillor A���n: Judging from the
fight you have put up against this
council, I am inclined lo think there
is ,i good deal of fight iu the old dog
yet,   Mr-   Reeve.
Reeve G���d: All! bul you see,
Councillor A���n, it i- a very different
kind oi fighting than that required of
a   soldier.
Councillor A���n: Just so. However,
my offer stands. If you will head
the list of recruits, I'll be the second.
If vou do not care to enlist and take
your chances of promotion along
with the rest of the boys���Well, the
least said about compelling men t<
enlist the better, that's my opinion
Voices:  Hear. hear).
Reeve G���d: Well, I have put the
proposition before you and 1 trust
you will think it over so as to be
ready to deal with the matter when
the military authorities have come to
some decision in the matter.
Opening of Vancouver
Skating Arena
Vancouver's mammoth Arena skating rink will he open to the skating
public on Wednesday night next. November 17th,
The rink has In en given a tlioroilgl
cleaning and painting, and looks liki
new, The ice plant has been OVCi
hauled So as to insure patrons a pro
per sheet of ice. A band will be in ai
tendance. The prices charged la-1
year will prevail, which were made ii
an endeavor to meet every one. Tl:
rink will be open at 8.15 p.m. n
skating There will be skating mon:
ing. afternoon and evening during th
12 Quarts of Pure Milk for $1.00
A trial will convince yon that onr quality and price
arc unequalled.
Pure Milk Dairy Company
Samuel Garvin, Pioneer Dairyman of Vancouver
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"The House of Happiness"
A. M. Gillis, Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
Six Water Sprites
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20,   B.U
Admission���Matinees,    15c.;    nights,
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
"The Home ol Good Vaudeville"
Scott and Wallace
EVENINGS,   all   aeati     lie
MATINEES,   all   aeati    10c
Boxes.   23c. Children,   9c.
Sensational Low Prices Friday and Saturday
-18-lh.   sack   pure
rt'g.   $1.45:
with  grocery  onlcr,  only
:atie  sugar;
FKIClv -1
direct   car   ticket
spend  in our stor
AI'H.KS ���
fleUrs. Spies,
per  box   .....
Jonathans,   Belle-
Grimes C.ol.l
POTATO US--Car fancy
Special   price,   sack    	
:lry   Highland  slock.
and  leraofl
ilius  $].5(i
500 bon
I ,1 lbs,
siii'i.r.i'n at.muvus
iv,-  II,	
.���.-Hill  programme
urge attendance
is   expected  and  a
is requested.
enlist."*)    No,
n  t Id.���("V
in i-nli-t.
to spend i
Councillor   R-
right���and   tin
can't pull the wool over my eyes.
Voice: That's  right,  R���I.  dpr-.lt let
him fool ynu.
Councillor   K���1:  Yotl  hot   I  won't.
Reeve  ('���d.:  There is tin question
RAISINS-   fancy
,1  pkges.  fm   	
MOI.ASSICS     li.-
7   Pis.    for    	
I5ROOM6 - 45c   I
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V-i.Mllar   JJ.IIII;   MUT
:k  Nc
al. on
1   llaril Wheal   I I
i-k-,   onlj
icks   only
,-    !.
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J   Its.   for   .
I.ARll- 3-11..  tins  Carnation :
regular 45c, fin   	
Seymour 5868-5869 Good
25c I    | w xai'tiia 65c* I    I "l.n DUfqH
35,}        l'i:.,S  Special   fancy. $1.00
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