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Vol. IV. No. 24���Established 191 I
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INVALIDED  CANADIAN  OFFICERS   WHO   NARROWLY  E8CAIT.U  DEATH   WHEN  THE   HKSl'ERIAN   WAS  TORPEDOED
Thin picture w��N taken but n *hort time before thi* vcnhpI wiin Ht'iil to the
bottom of the Ii-InI. Sen by n German ��ubninrine. The officer* were on
their way to Canada nt the time having been in v tt tided home nfter muh-
tiiiiiiiiu gric vouh umiml* In the fighting lo FluiiderH. The group In-
eludeK!���From left to right t Hnek row���dipt. I'. Stern, Vletorlti, B.C.;
Lieut. 6* Rothnle, KnniloopN, B*C*| l.leui. Joucm, Toronto; l.icui. Seott,
Toronto; Capt. Morley, WlnnlpCK. Front row���I,lent. Heilly, St. Catherine*; Capt. Ada run, Major I*. liuflirle, Fredcrieton; Major II, Rnrre, of
Montreal;  Capt.  (Jegglc, of U lie bee.
Till:   YOUNGEST  BRIGADIER-GENERAL   IN  THI*:   BRITISH   ARMY
Qarnel Hughe*, the ixon or the Hon. Sir Sum HukIicn, Canadian Minister
of Militia, who wuh recently appointetl Rrlcadler-f Genera I by General AlderMon, officer eomniiindlnK* Hie 1*1 < *.-i nndlii n Hhi.Miin ut
the   front
Ills   Hoynl   HlghneHK   the   Duke  of   Coniinughl
���    iiddreMiiim the tnlloHt recruit In  the Canadian    mill tlu    nt    HiiHtiiiKi    1'nrk    durlHK
IiIn  recent   vUlt
DRIVING   OUT  THE   lit \S.-Onr   of   the   Maltese   carta
from the hnttlefield to
in    which    Ihe    bodies   of    British    offleerN   nre   curried
thc nearest cemetery
DRIVING   OUT   THE   HUNS.���A   Mirny   kitten   that   lm��   found   ahelter
from  German   bullet*   In  *   llrlilMh  Tommy'M  dug-out  nt   Vermel let*
VIEW OF ESQUIM ALT HARBOR, B.C.
Enoulmalt haa come again Into her *lorjr aa a naval nave.    Sailor, from   a Brltlah Battleahip In port playing a game of football at the ground*
at the nava I reservation
DRIVING OUT THE HUNS.���"The flmt charge made by onr men front
the VermelleN trenches carried them right through the village ef
Loon and to the *-n mm It of Hill 70." Here we aee them waiting;
for the command "Forward." TWO
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY. OCTOBER 23, 1915"
SATURDAY^CHINOOK
OEOROB   H.   MI nil \v
"The Irulli n< nil tlmi'K firmly hIiiihI.
Anil  .hull from n(t<' *����� �������� rndurr."
CHARITY RUN RIOT
ALMOST every day is tag day in Vancouver,
and every day citizens are called upon by
collectors for this or that fund, and everywhere one turns a collection plate is placed under
his nose. It seems that half the population is collecting off the other half, or giving to the other half.
Mothers collect from their sons, daughters collect
from their fathers, and sons turn in and collect from
mothers and daughters. Every odd entertainment
is in aid of s*me charity or other. Give! Give!
Give! is the order of the day.
The tag day is an institution which can be abused. Very often the man who is offered a tag on
the street corney buys it, not with a full realisation
of the nature of the fund being supported, but rather
to avoid unpleasantness and embarrassment in passing the fair corners without a tag displayed upon
his lapel. It does not strike us as being the proper
thing that ladies should stand all day on the curb
begging alms from passers-by. Many of the ladies
do so at great risk tc their health, to the annoyance
of their husbands and the neglect of their children.
We are informed that many of the ladies consent to
taking a part in tag days only under pressure. They
say that "the committee will be offended if everyone
doesn't turn out."
In the multitude of charities which come before
us from day to day, there is no doubt waste and overlapping. Surely the very worthiness of the cause
demands that it be handled in a worthy manner.
There is not the slightest doubt that in some of
the patriotic concerts given the war funds have been
bled for the benefit of the performers and promoters.
It would seem to the SATURDAY CHINOOK that all our patriotic and charitable societies might be handled under one management, under
government supervision. Surely some business-like
scheme could be evolved which would take the place
of the helter-skelter, hit-or-miss policy now in vogue.
B.
HOW THE HOUSEHOLDER IS
HELD UP
C. Apple Week was a nuisance," said a
certain wholesale fruit merchant in Vancouver. "It resulted in the people crying
for B. C. apples and we haven't any B. C. apples
to give them."
This man was one of those who live high and
thrive, yet they work not. He is a commission man
and takes down a percentage on everything passing
through his hands from the grower to the retailer.
THE SATURDAY CHINOOK sent in an order to a certain grocer for some B. C. Jonathan apples.
The grocer declared that they weren't ripe yet
and that it would be impossible to fill the order.
"But they have been on exhibition at all the fall
fairs this last month," we replied. To this he had
nothing to say further than that he had no B. C.
apples of that species on hand.
"BUT." said the grocer, "I CAN GIVE YOU
WASHINGTON APPLES."
Here was the secret that explains why a man up
near Sardis has several tons of apples rotting in his
orchard. There were Jonathans from Washington for sale and almost any other kind of fruit from
Washington, but not a pound from the orchards of
British Columbia.
And that explains why fruits cost more in Vancouver today than in any other city on the coast.
The scheme of the wholesalers is to keep the prices
up. Let the B. C. apples come into this market, and
the prices would go down and the big graft of the1
wholesalers would be cut out.
Keep the B.C. apples out and supply only Washington fruit and keep the trade under control, and
then Mr. Householder of Vancouver will pay
through the nose for his fruit. The retailer will
make nothing out of it. The original grower in the
State of Washington will make little out of it, but
the string of wholesalers will wax fat on the difference between the cost to them and their cost to the
grocery stores on the corner.
This is a matter which should properly come under the attention of the Provincial Government���
but the members of the Government are too busy
staving off the evil day to pay any attention to such
an important question.
It makes no odds whether you have an appoint- j no means to get it out of the hole. They have put
ment to keep at a law court, or a new arrival at the the people in the hole and now the people cannot
house, or suddenly called upon to meet your mother- get themselves out. It is up to McBride and Bow-
in-law at the depot, if your appointment has been ] ser to get busy and make an attempt to straighten
previously made with Mr. Wilkinson, J. T. has the j things out. But the question is naturally asked,
right-of-way over all other traffic. j What can they do?    Their money is gone, their
NATIONAL LIBERAL CONVENTION
IN setting up a campaign to have the next Liberal
convention held in Vancouver, the SUN, if a
trifle early, is showing commendable enterprise.
The development of Western Canada was a Liberal
proposition and the future of Western Canada, so
far as we are able to see, depends upon the Liberal
party. It is of national interest that the Liberals of
Canada should familiarise themselves with the country and the problems west of the Great Lakes.
At the last national convention of the Liberals in
1894, the policy which placed Laurier in power in
1896 was outlined. There were present at that convention such men as Oliver Mowatt, Sir Richard
Cartwright, John Charlton, Tarte and the old brigade of Liberals. Sir Oliver Mowatt was the chairman and Mr. W. S. Fielding was the vice chairman.
A printed report of the proceedings of the convention was issued and it is a document of historical interest. At that convention the then Mr. Laurier
outlined a policy of tariff for revenue only, and his
speech upon the trade question was quoted around
the world.
Had Laurier been returned in 1911, the Liberal
ideals of 1896 would have been fully realised. But
he was not returned and Western Canada must pay
the shot. Upon the proper development of Western
Canada rests the" future of this young nation. Too
many public men in tlie past have received their
ideas of Western Canada while on specially conducted tours under th auspices of the railways. Just
this week Vancouver was visited by a large company of parliamentarians, who will go back to the
east with impressions gathered from the Pulman
windows of Mackenzie and Mann's special private
train.
A national Liberal convention held in Vancouver
would bring the great body of the forces working
for reform in this country to a city and Province
which is suffering much today because of years of
enforcement of policies absolutely opposed to the
principles upon which Liberalism is based.
THE ATTACK OF THE NANAIMO
"FREE PRESS"
ACCORDING to the editor of the Nanaimo
FREE PRESS, in our article of last week,
in which conditions in Nanaimo were briefly
touched upon, we seriously libelled the fair Coal
City,    .
We reproduce the article of the FREE PRESS,
and draw attention particularly to that part of it
in which the saloons are referred to.
The editor of the FREE PRESS says that the
SATURDAY CHINOOK probably did not
know that many of the twenty-two saloons were hard
up against it, and that at least two are on the verge
of bankruptcy. He points out that we did not mention that several saloons had to go out of business recently because of hard times.
This reminds us of what Mr. Bowser said regard-
Mr. Wilkinson should be employed by the School
Board of Vancouver to lecture to the boys and girls
upon such a subject as "Appointments I Have
Kept." Surely the pupils would benefit and the
coming generation of business people in Vancouver
would keep more closely to their appointments,
would have better business, make more money, and
have fewer troubles and happier homes.
A
JOHN BARLEYCORN ON RAILROAD
CONSTRUCTION
CERTAIN young railroad contractor who
was about fifteen per cent away from the
Northern Construction Company in certain
big work handled in British Columbia, took the
SATURDAY CHINOOK to task for supporting
prohibition.
Here is a man who has never taken a drink. He
is a sober, clear-headed business man. He is a law
of his own which prohibits liquor passing his lips
and a law, likely, which says that his close advisers
shall be sober and industrious men.
We can well undertsand why this particular
young man is against prohibition.
If the railroad builders of the west were all sober and clear-headed such as he is, chances are that
he would never be a millionaire.
If the bohunks who work for his sub-contractors
were sober, saving men, they would get a better deal
from .the sub-contractors. This would cut down
the sub-contractor's profits.
If the station men were sober and industrious
and drew the line on John Barleycorn, there wouldn't be any merry drunks when contracts were completed. And there would be more independent station men.
If the sub-contractor got a better deal, the profits
of the man higher up would be cut down, and so
would the profits of the other middlemen who stand
between the bohunks and the millionaire contractors.
There would be keener competition in the railroad building world. There would be clearer heads
and clear minds would count for more than strong
backs if John Barleycorn were kept off the grade.
credit is busted, and their wonderful civil service is
incapable of coping with the situation.
Not only were the settlers allowed to take up land
any old place, but the land speculators were permitted and encouraged to grab all the good land they
could close to the railway, and thus shut the settler
out, forcing him back from transportation.
Then the government wonders why there is dissatisfaction with their mode of doing things, or of
misdoing them. The country is getting settled down
to a business basis, and the folly of the government's
policy becomes apparent, and more apparent, year-
ly.M
"Is there any reason why every fanner in the-
Bulkley valley should not vote against the present
administration? The farmers rightly believe that
a new government, one with business ideas, is the
only hope they have. The present government has
proven its utter unfitness for the responsibilities of
office."
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W
A CRY FOR RELIEF FROM THE NORTH
E copy the following from the OMINECA
HERALD for the benefit of those residents of Southern British Columbia who
know nothing of conditions in the north:
"Do they need any roads in the Bulkley valley?
Are there any farmers in the Bulkley valley who
have produce to bring to the market? It only needs
a trip through any part of it or all of that wonderfully fertile valley to ascertain the truth. In the
past the provincial government has expended marry
thousands of dollars on road work in the Bulkley
valley, but they have barely made an impression.
The roads they have built are of the same class as
have been built in other parts of the north, viz., only
ing land deals and oyster beds. "The enterprises j passable in fine dry weather in summer and when
were not profitable, therefore they were perfectly the sleighing is good in the winter���just the two "sea-1 tions, opened windows, lured
HERE'S A RAY OF LIGHT
E take pleasure in reproducing the following paragraph on the mining situation ir.
British Columbia from that excellent little
journel, the OMINECA HERALD:
"The average British Columbia resident sneers
at the mineral industry and imagines it a worse medium of financial wreckage than real estate. The
fact that active mining dates back less than 15 years,
and that in these years the industry has distributed'
in dividends over $25,000,000, speaks volumes.
The more material fact is that in addition to the list
of dividends, these companies have earned as much
again in profits, which have been returned for improvements, making the total profit accounted for
something like $50,000,000, so that the total mineral
production shows an average profit of 10 per cent.
We do not know of any other country where the
mines can show a similarly favorable result."
P
regular and good." Because a saloon, in the face
of hard competition is not able to pay profits does
not improve the position of the liquor traffic in the
least.
If a burglar is unsuccessful in a raid on our home,
we would call for his arrest and punishment just the
same.
PRINTERS' INK AS A MEDICINE
RINTERS' ink is saving more lives than any-
other single  agency  employed  by  modem
health workers," said Edward A.  Moree,
assistant secretary of the New York State Charities
Aid Association, in an address at Rochester the
other day.
Right for him!
Printers' ink is the essential liquor of democracy.
Kings hate it. All the manipulators of privilege
dread it. It is poison to the tyrant of the old world
and the boss of the new.
It is the sine qua non of liberty. Liberty to human souls is what light is to human bodies.
Where there is no liberty there is darkness.
Where there is darkness there is disease.
. It is printers' ink that has scared the food fakirs.
Only at a good round of printers' ink will the vile,
carrion flock of unclean birds that fatten on human
credulity and ignorance take flight, they that sell
plaster of Paris for bread, carpenters' glue for candy and God knows what vileness for fish, flesh and
fowl.
Printers' ink has prevented \ more tuberculosis
than all the doctors have cured. It has spread right
ideas of sanitation,  upset old mildewed supersti-
people    outdoors.
M
BE ON TIME OR GET OFF THE EARTH
R. J. T. WILKINSON is one of Vancouver' si most energetic ^citizens, is probably
Vancouver's most travelled citizen and one
of the greatest insurance men in America. If evidence is sought as to the veracity of the last state-
merit it might be said that in 1912 he won the presidency of the $200,000 Club of the New York
Life, paying for $433,000 more insurance than his
nearest rival, a Philadelphia man. Mr. Wilkinson
spreads sunshine wherever he goes, is a good fellow,
though a teetotaller, and is a generous and amiable
character. Mr. Wilkinson is said to believe that
any success he has achieved in this world is due to
the fact that he keeps his appointments. He is always on time. If you desire to have Mr. Wilkinson do a good turn for you, he will meet you to help
you out at the very moment specified. On the other
hand, if there is anything coming his way, you are
expected to meet Mr. Wilkinson absolutely on the
dot.
sons when the farmers are either too busy on the
land to team over the roads, or else in the winter
have very little' teaming to do. If the government
would build spring and fall roads the farmers could
make the grade alright in the summer and winter.
Roads have been built, but, like so many other
things the government does, they were built where
there were no farmers living but where thousands of
acres were being held by land speculators, possibly
some of those speculators were members of the government or of that famous civil service. The policy
of the government has apparently been to build
roads for the speculators and make the real settlers
and the real farmers who are paying their taxes
build their own roads or go without.
The government might well put forth the argument that the farmers are so scattered that it would
be a physical impossibility, as well as a financial impossibility, to furnish a road for them all. It is true
the farms are pretty well scattered, but that is the
direct result of another fool policy of the McBride
government. It was the McBride government that
threw open for settlement a tract of country that was
large enough for many thousands of settlers and for
range for several million head of cattle. There was
no restriction whatever put upon the settlement. No
effort was made at concentration; no effort is being made now to concentrate. The McBride government put the province in the hole and they have
flooded fearsome brains with truth and despairing
hearts with hope.
It has built hospitals and supports them.
It has prevented epidemics, driven hush-mouth
authorities to activity in remedial measures of cleansing. Cholera and small-pox were conquered by it;
malaria and yellow fever flee before it.
It is all well enough to give an individual Epsom
salts or calomel, but what the public needs for what
ails it is plenty of printers' ink.
There is some value in the medical profession,
but also a deal of hocus pocus, as there is in everything that becomes professionalized. The best part
of the science of medicine is that part which can be
told in plain language so that the common man can
understand. Every newspaper ought to have its
health department.
What people need to know is the truth about
health, about food and about simple living. The
more truth they know the less drugs they will take,
the less useless and harmful food they will eat, and
the less they will run after religious curealls and
crazy fads.
The newspaper is the health of the state.
"You may cure individuals of their ills in the
privacy of the sickroom," says Mr. Moree, "but
to cure the public of its ills you must get into the
newspapers."���Dr. Frank Crane (Copyright 1915,
by Frank Crane).
������M
���M SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1915
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
THREE
BY THE WAY
"BULGARIA, HAVING FINALLY decided
what her cause is," says the Detroit TIMES, "will
proceed to implore the Almighty's blessing upon her
holy cause."
"I WAS ANHUNGERED and ye fed me," said
Sir William Mackenzie at the banquet given here
in his honor.
IT SEEMS LIKE taking candy from a baby for
the SUN to demand in outraged dignity that poor
old Doc Young give up his place as Minister of the
Crown. '
IT HAS BEEN SAID that if Sir Richard and all
lhe members of his Government were in jail and an
election were called, the people would rush out and
re-elect Dick and the bunch if Mackenzie and Mann
promised to begin work shortly.
THE MONEY THAT will be spent on the Mackenzie and Mann banquet might well be given towards a fund for the entertainment and assistance of
some of our returned soldiers.
* * *
THE CANADIAN NORTHERN pilot humanely arranged it so that the Canadian Northern
special with all the Members of Parliament and Senators and newspapermen on board passed through
Port Mann while that city was under cover of darkness.
GHOST CITIES OF British Columbia: Willow
River, Port Mann, Barkerville, Steel City, Smithers
and Dominiontrustville, which is on Lulu Island.
THE MAYOR AND Aldermen and members
of the Board of Trade and the City Beautiful Association at Port Mann planned on giving the Canadian Northern visitors a huge banquet. Owing to
the war conditions it was impossible to raise the necessary twenty-five cents a plate, so the celebration
has been postponed for the present.
A MAN OFFERED twenty-five dollars for a lot
in the Liverpool Addition at Port Mann the other
day. He was taken into custody immediately. It
was found upon investigation that he was an escaped lunatic from the Westminster Asylum.
* * *
WHEN IT COMES Sir Richard's turn to abdicate, he will, it is said, take up the practice of law in
Port Mann.
THE PORT MANN jail has been closed owing
to the absence of crime in the city. The dog catcher
in the metropolis, together with the police force, is
cf f for a day or two in honor of the big opening.
IT IS ESTIMATED on reliable authority that
the railroad magnates and Members of Parliament
on board the Mackenzie-Mann special consumed,
between Quebec and Vancouver, one hundred thousand bottles of soda water.
YOU MAY FIGURE the rest out for yourself.
THE BOARD OF TRADE of Steal City, a
suburb of Port Mann, is planning a monster banquet in honor of the Empire Builders.
THE MAYOR OF Steal City, a former convict
and well-known poker player and drunk, is writing
an illuminated address to present to Sir Donald
Mann, by way of marking the opening of the new
road, an event which will make Steal City second
only in importance to Bethlehem, Pa. The Mayor
says that the great steel works at Steal City are going overtime turning out munitions of war. Though
the Mayor is in ignorance of the fact. Sir Donald
and Sir William will endeavor to return to the east
without visiting Steal City. A move is on to have
the name of the burg changed from Steal City to
Port Mackenzie.
VICTORIA HAS AN Aero Club. The WEEK,
in boosting the club, says "That the Victoria Aero
Club is a live organization and has lost no time in
getting down to business." We should suppose that
the natural move now for the members of the club
is to gel up to business.
INSTEAD OF SENTENCING Mrs. Coward
to hang, the Assize Court should have pardoned
her and substituted the editor of the WESTERN
HOWL.
SIR RICHARD McBRIDE'S personal mouth
organ, the WEEK, in condemning the men who
took graft on the sale of horses to the aimy, says
that "Twenty-five dollars is rather small potatoes
and almost as bad as selling one's birthright lor a
mess of pottage." Yes, but the days of biq money
are over for the present.
DURING THE VISIT of the Canadian Northern banditti, automobiles of private citizens were
borrowed for the trip from Vancouver to Fraser
Mills.
*fr    rp    *fl
THE FALSE CREEK coup, the Port Mann
real estate swindle, the coal strike on Vancouver Island engineered to deceive British investors���these
were some of the items which loyal Vancouver men
forgot for the moment in tendering a banquet to Sir
William Mackenzie.
ALL THE WORLD is laughing at the ease with
which. Mackenzie and Mann entered the treasury
of British Columbia���Do a big job and the people
will banquet you, but don't pull off any petty larceny stunt or you'll land in jail.
THE MACKENZIE BANQUET in Vancouver offers another splendid proof that the people do
love to be fooled.
��   If   If
HOW MANY BANQUETS have the people of
Vancouver given to the returned soldiers who, during the past year, have passed through the Valley
and the Shadow that the rights and liberties of the
people of Vancouver might be protected.
, if if if
MR. E. B. MAYEN, editor of the NICOLA
VALLEY NEWS at Merritt, takes the SATURDAY CHINOOK to task for stating that the policy of the NEWS is controlled by Mr. Alex. Lucas, M.P.P. "The paper is owned by the Nicola
Valley Publishing Company, with which Mr. Lucas
has not the faintest business connection," writes Mr.
Mayen. Mr. Lucas seems to have a monopoly of
space in the columns of the NEWS. If he doesn't
own the paper he must have a great stand-in with
the editor.
IF PAPERS LIKE the NEWS would get up
and show fight to men like Lucas, it would be much
better for the country.
���E&itarial ��pinion*
SHOULD BE REPRESENTED
Sir Rpbert Borden lias called a conference of federal and
provincial government representatives for next Monday
ai Ottawa i" consider the organization of a co-operative
movement in regard to employment fur soldiers when they
return from the front ('ur Ottawa dispatch yesterday
slated that every province except British Columbia would
he represented and that some of the provincial premiers
would attend in person.
Our dispatch explains the nod-representation of British
Columbia by the fact that the province is too remote from
the capital for a delegate to attend in time. But it happened that the Hon, VV. J. Bowser, attorney-general, was
in Ottawa' yesterday, and had been there for several days.
Moreover,-we are advised that he received a message from
Sir Richard "pquesting him to attend the conference as the
representative of this province, but that he found it impossible to do so.
It is Mr. Bpwser's duty to attend that gathering not
only because he had been requested lo do so by his chief.
but for the more important reason that the subject to bc
dealt is one in which this province is deeply concerned.
The question of providing employment for soldiers when
they return from the front has been in the forefront of
public discussion for some time. It has been tbe subject
of resolutions by boards of trade and other bodies. The
fact that the Premier, who realizes the importance of the
gathering, requested Mr. Bowser to delay his departure
for the west for a few days seems to have aroused the At-
ttrney-Gencral's suspicions. British Columbia can get
along without his presence for at least a fortnight longer.
���Victoria Daily Times.
GIVE WOMEN THE BALLOT;   COMPEL MEN TO
USE IT
This has come about largely because of the control of the
political machine and the consequent conviction of the
decent citizen that it would make little difference whether
he voted or not; a condition which filled him with disgust
Instead of being aroused to greater endeavor by the state
of the politcs-ridden municipalities he has put on his slippers, read a magazine and comforted himself with his
righteous indignation.
There has been a slight moral awakening along these
line- in the last few years, due probably to a keener sense
of community responsibility, which is apparent < verywhen
and also to the split in  the  Republican party.
This iv not enough, however, and unless it is unconstitutional, more strenuous means might be employed.
W'e have too many laws as it is, but there might be one
more passed, which would really have some bearing upon
something, i.e., to compel a man to use the ballot (unless
prevented by sickness) or forfeit his right. W'e could then
have a representative government, which was what our
democratic forefathers intended.
Individual liberty is one thing, but as every man must
pay taxes, one way or another, why not go a step farther
and compel every man to vote. It would go a long way
toward purifying politics.���Detroit Times.
BLOWING OFF GAS
ANOTHER KIND OF TEMPERANCE
A noted English churchman, preaching recently in St.
Paul's Cathedral, London, on temperance, appealed for
temperance in o'her directions in addition to abstinence
from liquor. Especially did he appeal for less of what he
termed "gossip," and placed before his congregation three
most excellent rules to apply before passing on heresay
and rumors: 1, Is it true? 2, Is it kind? 3, Will it bear
repeating? Everybody knows the disintegrating influence
of gossip, especially in small communities, and of the pain
caused to excellent people by a few shallow pates and
i busybodies, whose tongues are far more efficient than their
thinking powers, and certainly lacking in that most excellent gift of charity. By all means, in war time of all
times, let us have less tittle-tattle and cackling, and let us
think more of thc boys at the front and the task that is
before us as a nation and as an empire.���Cottrtenay Review.
WEATHER RETARDS FRUIT SALES
Threshing has been held back in the prairie provinces
during the past few weeks by wet weather and tbis generally has had a tendency to keep business in check iu the
meantime. Until the wheat is threshed and in the clev-
tors, country merchants will be unable to liquidate their
accounts with thc wholesalers, and thus the fruit business
is feeling this check to a certain extent. Apples have not
moved in any great quantities, say the jobbers in most of
the cities, but they anticipate that the demand will be stimulated within the next week or two.���Kelowna  Courier.
THE WISDOM OF CHEERFULNESS
Few realize lhe power of the spoken word to deepen
and fix thc thought to which it gives expression. A grievance toward another, suppressed,'dies; uttered, it grows in
intensity and bitterness in the mind that puts it into words,
The reverse is true. Each noble, generous thought clothed
in speech becomes a vastly greater power for good, even
to the man who utters it. This is why talking about'our
troubles magnifies them and doubles their sway over us
Dwell upon the good each day brings and talk of it. and
life's whole outlook is changed. It was a wise old soul who
replied to the gruff greeting about the "beastly" weather,
that it was "a deal better than no wcathei."
It was no shallow optimist, but so wise and thoughtful
a man as Montaigne who wrote. "There is no greater evidence of wisdom than a continual cheerfulness." Xo one
ever crossed the street to get rid of meeting our old friends
the Brothers Cheeryblc. Even four-footed animals know
the difference between Mr. GrowI-at-Everything ami his
neighbor Mr. Sec-the-Good.���Weekly Oazettc.
"We have now." -aid a friend of mine yesterday, "reached the shouting 5tagc." And that is a very just summary
of the present'politcal situation. In nearly every public
meeting or debate there i- a moment when the zealots on
either side of the argument "lose their wool" and start
shouting. A stranger from another planet would stare
aghast at this unreasonable conduct; but the old hand who
has not lost his wool sits back in his chair, smiling, and
waits. He knows that all the pother means no more than
that the disputants are in earnest; he knows that in a
little while the noise will die down, the gas evaporate, a
whistle will sound, and then, with a slow churning of pistons and a sure man at the guiding-rod, the engine will
start moving. In other words, the chairman will rap sharply with his hammer, and a quiet fellow will gel up and
move the resolution.
So that, though the conscriptionists and anti-couscrip-
lioiiists are glaring at each other across the floor of the
House like deadly foes in rival entrenchments, there will
probably not be civil war in England. Sooner or later
Lord Kitchener will get up in a dead silence and move a
resolution. Every one of those private members is at
heart a patriot; not one of them wants to gain advertisement; they all want to find how a united kingdom can put
all its force into the war. And when Lord Kitchener tells
us how, there will not come one objector. But the House
of Commons do so love to blow off gas.
Parliament rarely represents the feeling of the sountry,
but its recent debates have in a way been quite representative. Whatever we may think of the advisability of soldiers criticising publicly the conduct of the war, undoubtedly our soldier M.P.'s have expressed the feeling of men
in the trenches. Those men are angry that, fighting and
dying for the country, there should be lots of young fellows at home wdio could fight and don't. It is very possible they over-estimate the numbers of the recalcitrants,
since many of the stay-at-homes are working at indispensable trades. On the other hand, undoubtedly Mr. Thomas
has expressed the suspicion with which the working man
views the present conscriptionist campaign���suspicion surely justified by the fact that Lord Kitchener is not a campaigner.
The authorities must, and will, make allowances for that
natural suspicion, though, of course, they cannot permit
their plans for the betterment of our armies to be thwarted
by the effect of an irresponsible and pernicious propaganda. . They must make allowances for the feelings of our
soldiers, though, of course, they will not permit the opinion of individual soldiers to deride the conduct of the war,
and, as certainly, they will not permit themselves to be
stampeded into a policy they may think to be injudicious.
They have, and above all Lord Kitchener has, the facts,
and thc facts will decide. It is indeed a pity that men
who have not the facts should have so woefully complicated the issue and stirred up such dangerous animosities.
But the issue will be simplified, the animosities will subside. There will not be a fight over conscription, because
wholesale conscription i- not. and never will be, in question, as the men who first raised that provacative war-cry
know full well. We have not yet had the Registration
Act in operation���of course, the Act. should have been passed at the outbreak of the war, but that cannot be helped;
it is our business* to make a trial of it now.
Now, for the first stime. those young men who are fit
for fighting and not needed at home (and only such men)
will be approached individually in a methodical and sober
way. There is scarcely anydoubt tllat this will give Lord
Kitchener the men he wants. If it does not, Lord Kitchener
will say so, and tell us what we have to do.���London Daily
Sketch.
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GERMANY   EXPECTING   LONG   WAR;    BOUGHT
THOUSANDS OF HORSES
IT RUNS IN THE BLOOD
Six warrant officers of ihc German auxiliary cruiser
Kronz Prinz W'ilhelm interned at lhe Norfolk navy yard
have disappeared, and it is believed that they have secured
a yacht and equipped it with a gun or two for the purpose
of preying upon British shipping. A British oil tanker
was fired upon in the Gulf of Mexico by another ship a
fortnight ago. and it is highly probable t"*.i 1 the crew of
the pirate included the six German sailors who had been
interned. Tin- parole of the average German soldier or
sailor is as worthless as the signature of the German government lo a treaty The German wor book which i- ihe
mental pabulum ol Teutonic warriors on land and -.a la-
joins them to lie. intrigue and break faith whenever thc
interests of the stale call for it.���Victoria Daily Timi s.
ALL THE WORLD  STILL LOVES A  LOVER
While women arc making a desperate struggle to gain
for themselves the right to vote, men of the more educated classes who are not personally mixed up in politics, are
becoming more and more indifferent and indolent iu performing thir duty  toward their country on  election day.
Don't you believe that romance is dying out: that you
are not raising your boy or girl to be a lover.
Tbe tender passion is the same consuming fire���roaring
like a furnace���that it has been since poets first celebrated
it in ardent lyrics.
Tel haps it would bc more modern to say "scorching
like a high-powered machine," for love's old sweet song
stretches over more territory and consumes more gasoline than it did in the simple romping days of Paul and
Virginia.
Take our overworked president���a somewhat solitary,
serious-minded man���and the sunny-natured woman who
said yes. Are they not demonstrating that there is a joy
even in later life surpassing the golden refulgence of these-
October days?
Going to New York to get the ring on Friday; taking
in thc ball game in Philadelphia on Saturday; motoring
over to Baltimore to see his folks on Sunday���where's the
difference in the ecstatic prc-nuptial experience of this
year of our Lord and thc rapturous system of "being engaged" in the long ago?
It's thc same heart-warming process, beloved. The tens
of thousands who cheered and blest the happy couple on
their way showed that they know and approve of the unerring marksmanship of the little tike attired in bow and
arrows, when thev see it.���Detroit Times.
As an example of the manner iu which Germany prepared for war, a recent press dispatch announces that immediately prior to the commencement of hostilities agents
of the German gofernment bought in Holland 17.000 2-
year-old geldings and had them safely across the border
before a shot was fired.
This was part of their general plan of preparedness and
conveys th impression thai Germany expected a long and
stubborn conflict as these geldings, now three years old,
will not bc available for war purposes until 1916. Xo
country knows the value of good horse flesh better than
Germany, and no European power has spent more money
in experimentation or given more attention to the science
of horse breeding. Thc great breeding -mils in East Prussia contained at the tune the war was declared several
thoroughbred stallions that cost from $25.1100 to $125,000
each and ihey were bought because of jotne particular qualification each individual possessed looking to the improvement of the general horse product of the country.
Their own experience and th. re-ults of experiments in
France ami other countries had demonstrated thai thc tlror-
oughbred possessed main characteristics that wen admirable, and they proceeded t i grafl tl ese into their common
or cold blooded stock by mating selected mares of native
blood animals of no particular pedigree with sire's of pure
bio id that had demonstrated their courage, speed and bottom on the racetrack.
Knowing that racing was a necessary accomplishment
of horse breeding, the sport has not been permitted to
lapse even for one year, a* has in a mcasuri been the case
in England, where scattered meetings at Newmarket make
up the programme for the remainder of the current season.
The German derby, run on Sunday last, had 20 starter-,
and was worth $31,250 to the winner. Pontresina,
Tbe effect of Great Britain's polity of curtailment is indicated by the re-ult of the recent Newmarket yearling
thoroughbred sales, when the average was $450 a head.
as against $1,705. in 1914. The United.States had gone
through its period o fstorm and stress in connection with
racing, anil Englishmen with large investments in blooded
stock are now in a position to appreciate thc feelings of
those who had fortunes in stallions and brood mares on
racing plants when the Ilart-Agnew law became operative
in tbis state. At that time many of our largest studs was
broken up or abandoned, and thoroughbreds sold for a
song.
Values, however, have improved with a partial return of
the sport, as is shown by the sale of a yearling at auction
recently for $12,500. That foreign countries have benefited by the dispersal of our thoroughbreds is proved by the
victory of L'Kmpricre in the race for the Australian cup
two weeks ago. This horse is by The Scribe and out of the
Hanover mare Coline. which probably gave birth to him
in Australia as she was part of a consignment of brood
mares sent to the Antipodes in 1Q10. The cup distance is
two miles and a quarter and it calls for a stout heart and
lung capacity beyond the normal. We sadly need horses
of L'Empriere's calibre in America today.���Xew York Sun. r
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president of the recently organized
Woman's Missionary Society of the
Presbyterian Church, while Mrs. Williamson is 1st vice-president, Mrs.
Hambley 2nd vice-president, and Mrs.
Milton, secretary-treasurer. Miss Pike,
a returned missionary from China will
address the society on Tuesday afternoon, the 2otho at the church, when
members and friends are invited to be
present.
* * *
An entertainment unique and delightful was given on the evening of
October 14th in Robson 'Memorial
Church, under the auspices of the
Women's Missionary Society. Mr.
Kaburagi, a Japanese gentleman who
enjoys the distinction given by the
addition of I!.A. to his already wonderful name, gave a splendid lecture
on the religion and customs of his
country, including a brief sketch ot"
Buddha and Buddhism, and the more
important characteristics of the Japanese race. The church was well filled and all listened with absorbing attention to the learned gentleman's
discourse. The lecture was followed
by a short programme of vocal and
instrumental music rendered by Japanese ladies in costume. One of the
number sang a Japanese solo and
played her own accompaniment on
the koto, a native musical instrument.
One of the talented Japanese ladies
sang sweetly not only in her native'
tongue but in English as well, and
excited from the audience much admiration and appreciation. At the
close of the programme a Japanese
tea was served iu thc school room,
which had been decorated for the occasion with a collection of Japanese
pictures and curios. From a table
well filled with Japanese cakes and
candies, thc little Jap ladies made and
poured cherry blossom tea, which was
dispensed by a bevy of kimona-clad
maidens who, in spite of their fantastic raiment, seemed to resemble very
much some of the younger Set of the
church. A hearty vote of thanks was
given by the W.M.S. to Mr. Kaburagi, and his talented assistants, who
besides furnishing thc excellent programme, donated the tea and furnished costumes and other accessories
which contributed to the success of
the evening.
i- * * *
Mr. George Keith, after spending
several months at Green Point Rapids, B.C., has returned to his home
on 18th Ave.  East.
* * *
Cherished souvenirs in the form of
ribbon badges came to Mrs. D. C
Craig this week from her son now
with tlie Canadian soldiers in France,
One blue ribbon and three red ribbons indicate that Percy was successful in carrying off one first anil three
second prizes in the "Athletic Events" held by the "Canadian Y.M.C.A.
in France," July 24th. Even the
clouds which hover over the soldier
boys in France seem to have streaks
of silver lining.
* * *
After a delightful holiday trip of
several weeks, spent in Southern Cities, Mr. and Mrs. Wiggins returned
last Friday.
* * *
With an efficient staff of normal-
trained women as teachers, and un
der the leadership of Mrs. (Dr.1 Hun
ter, the mission study class of the
Robson Memorial Church has been
reorganized, and has taken up the study of the "King's Highway," a book
of personal investigation and experience in foreign mission work by Mrs.
Montgomery. Last week's class was
taken by Mrs. Kemp, who made the
study of Egypt, from a missionary
standpoint, very interesting to the
large number of members present.
There were several papers read, followed by intelligent discussion, all
hearring on the great need of Christian education in the far-off country
of the Nile. The Mission Study Class
promises, for its members, a course
of much intellectual interest and spiritual enlightenment.
A peculiar characteristic of human
nature is the tendency to fall into and
follow "ruts." Habits and customs
formed in far back ages are handed
down from generation to generation
and followed without thought or (|ties-
tion. This innate conservatism is
more pronounced among the older nations, but even here in Canada where
the outlook is usually more elastic on
things iu general, tbis characteristic
holds good. It has accompanied us
across the seas. It is iu our blood.
An outstanding case in point is the
drink habit. Hitherto is has just been
taken for granted. Like the poor it
was always with us and alas accepted
as part of the established order. Such
ingrained conditions don't readily
right themselves by th ordinary quiet
methods of natural development. A
cataclysm occurs and explodes all
our old ideas, scattering our toleration
of habits and customs, hoary with antiquity, to the four winds. Then we
sit up and think, good and hard. We
are then ripe for revolution. Just such
a revolution has occurred in the Rus-
of our village life has been changed.
Latterly the old men did not come to
the village assemblies because they
continually submitted to insult by
the younger men when half drunk.
Now they listen to the older men. so
that the latter say, 'We have again
become fathers, fur the young men
respect us!' The women are enthusiastic; no longer are they insulted or
beaten. They receive their husband's
wages now. In the villages close lo
the towns the women used to meet
their husbands at the entrance to the
Village on Saturday in order to get
the remainder of their wages before
they have spent them all in drink.
Xow they remain quietly at home. It
is the children who go to meet their
fathers, sure that they have brought
some little gift for them. Thc whole
life of the village communities has
been transformed." . The Chief of
Police in a district iu the Government
of Moscow said, "Thc whole conditions of my service will have to be
altered. I have had nothing to do
for two  months."    The  more  definite
of   fires  and  of  56  per  cent,   in   the
amount of damage done.
CRIME.���In all Russia crime had
diminished during the first three
months of the war by 25 per cent. In
certain areas the percentage was
much higher. Those during the first
four months of the war in certain
districts of the Moscow Government
"correction" cases showed a diminution of 29 per cent., and of  "disorders''
spent on vodka and they had to work
on any terms for more. In town,
throughout the different governments,
the peasant banks are lull of money,
loans have been paid off. and agricultural implements, purchased on the instalment plan, have been purchased
outright. Having supplied themselves
with gramophones and Hatches and
new clothes, the peasants now employ their money productively in buying land and even securities or starling little businesses.
fine hundred million roubles per
month used to be spent on vodka; today it remains in the economy of
peasant life. On all hands the people
demand that it shall be banished for
ever. In a speech in the Duma a peasant delegate demanded that the permanent prohibition of vodka be embodied   In     legal     enactment     now.
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A  GALLANT YOUNG SOLDIER*
John Churchill Craigie, now iu "The
Grenadier Guards"���the Prince of
Wales' Regiment���is a son of the late
Mrs. Pearl Richards Craigie, who
wrote so charmingly under the pen
name of John Oliver llobbes, says a
writer in the New York "Spur." He
is the grandson of John Morgan Richards, one of the best known of the
Americans   living     iu   England,     and
ian Empire. Thc drink habit had be-'l'ut not less determined words of one
come firmly rooted in the constitution;"' Russia's most distinguished profe's-
if that mighty people. The traffic in sors'of economics are, "What I have
liqup'r was a national institution. It .seen compels me to ask for absolute
was in the hands of the government, restriction, i.e.. of beer as well as of
\ considerable proportion of the pub- vodka. If we can average that
lie revenue was derived from il. The for twenty or twenty-five years the
demoralization incidental to a drinking i population   will  not  have   the   oppor-
peoplc was rampant in the land. The
natural fine qualities of people and
peasantry were drowning in a sea of
drink. Development was being retarded;   freedom   and   progress   rendered
Utility to drink,  then  the  question  j
solved.    If wc can do that, and  I  am
not unhopeful  Russia  will  bc  saved."
Professor   Simpson   records   that   he
has spoken  with more than one bun-
difficult   and   almost   impossible.     At'dred   men   whose     position     entitled
this critical point in the domestic history of Russia came the great war.
With thc cannon's "opening roar"
Russia realised that her whole
strength would have to bc put forth
to win in Ihe titanic conflict. The full
efficiency of every unit in the Empire
would be necssary to this end. The
Irinking habits of the people stood in
the way. They had lost the Japanese
war from this very cause. By an
edict of the Czar, bis personal act, it
is said, the manufacture and sale of
vodka was prohibited throughout the
Empire and the revenue from it was
sacrificed. The result of prohibition
iu Russia after a year's trial is summed up in the verdict of a high official whom the Russian people wished to make their minister of munitions. "There has indeed been a revolution in Russia; you can see it in
the people's faces." Nor is this an
isolated judgment. The leader of one
of tbe most important parties in the
Duma stated to Professor I. Y. Simpson, D.Sc, of Edinburgh University,
who has just returned to England
from a visit to Russia: "Every aspect
them to speak with authority and that
he did not meet one who did not
speak with authority and that he did
not meet one who did not speak approvingly of the vodka prohibition,
and most of them simply on empirical grounds���because of the results.
What is the nature of these results?
Briefly they affect cvery aspect of
human life, so that before it is possible to appreciate the far reaching
character of these changes il is necessary to listen to the insurance
agent as well as to the physician, t'n
the trader as well as to, the chief of
police. Here are a few, unclassified,
at random just as they were given
by a member of the Duma whose
knowledge of Russian finance and internal conditions has just secured for
him the chairmanship of the most important committee in the Duma it
the present  moment.
FIRES.���Statistics of the Zemsevo
(County Council) Insurance Bureaux
go to show that for all the Governments of Russia there was during the
first three months of thc war a diminution of 47 per cent, in the number '
A view  of tin* hie,   plant of the U.t*. hrmieli of  Yarrow*  i.iinitril.
htilhliiiK   concern   who  arc   InveNtlng   Inrw'   llionlfN
or  more serious  crimes the reduction
varied from 51 to 76 per cent.
INSANITY.���Court physician reports tllat cases of insanity have
markedly diminished during the war
among the troops. During the lap-
ancse war the rate was very high.
ACCIDENTS.���In lhe largest hospital in Petrograd the diminution in
traumatic cases after prohibition may
be -ecu from the following figures:
August 1913. 181 cases; August 1914,
30 cases. This type of result may be
supplemented by many others showing the enhanced well-being that has
followed in the wake of the banishment of vodka. The price of labor
has gone up in a very remarkable
manner. Several causes have of
course combined to produce this result, but the principal cause is the
simple fact tllat the laboring classes
are all richer as the result of the
vodka prohibition. They don't need
money so much and it takes greater
inducements to make them work.
Previously   what  little   they   got   was
"There has indeed been a revolution
in Russia. You can see it in the people's faces,"
It is the most outstanding feature
to anyone who has known Russia before and after the outbreak of the
war. And it was the act of one man
who knew his people.
They speak of Alexander 11 as the
liberator Czar, because he brought
about thc emancipation of the serfs.
But in a far deeper and larger sense
should the title belong to Nicholas II,
for while the former liberated a cbrss,
the latter has freed a nation, The situation in Russia today is exceedingly
complex and difficult, but a people
J that has the moral vision to see what
was required of them by way of internal adjustment to meet entirely
new conditions, and the moral energy
land determination to see that the
thing was done, can be trusted to survive the temporary material rebuff
due to a lack of heavy munitions.
The lesson to us. the people of Brit-
'ish Columbia, from Ihe experience of
' Russia under prohibition, is clear and
distinct. He who runs may read it.
, The same redemptive results, moral,
���physical and economic are bound to
j follow, as the day. the night, with the
| banishment of the liquor traffic. Let
J our people try prohibition even for a
j twelvemonth and nothing in heaven,
i earth or hell will induce them to re-
, turn to the old bad "rut."
the  I'liiiimis   ltrltis.li   Hliip-
In   Cniinilii
the grand-nephew of Mrs. Josiah T.
Marean. of Brooklyn and Greens
harms. Craigie and the Prince were
at Oxford together and became friends
there. When he joined "The Grenadier Guards" thc Prince made him*
second lieutenant at once. He has
been wounded once, but is now back
in the trenches. Tall and handsome,
Craigie has both the intelligence and
humor which were so characteristic
of his mother. Tbe night before the
battle of Ypres. gave a play; one of
several he has got up; it was on at
seven o'clock, and an hour later the
| men were sent to battle.
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and table. I've K"t my urices cut -'" pci ccul
right through���thai means for i ghty cents
vim con obtain the regular dollar's worth of
goods, And not onlv (to you. Bave money, but
you obtain good reliable Groceries thai I
guarantee to ba fresh, nf thc best quality, and
absolutely pure. Come down TODAY and
have a ln.ik round tin- store. You won't lie
obliged t<> s[iun.l ;i nickel unless vou want lo.
Listed below ore jusl a few  of my snaps.
Good Groceries
Cheap Here Always
���:     QUALITY   TELLS     :���
I DELIVER
THE GOODS
No. poorly-made, sloppy:'. clothes, but
good quality garments made from genuine tweeds, serge.-. Cheviots, etc.,
that arc stylish, up-to-date, neat in
appearance, correct in fit. and perfect
in   w.irkmanship.
STYLISH SUITS
Have me measure ynu for your new
suit. I guarantee you honest treatment, lasting satisfaction, and big
yalue for your numcy. I make suits
from $25.00.
W. CLIFT
TAILOR
FIFTY-SIXTH AV. & FRASER ST.
:: SOUTH    VANCOUVER::
Royal Standard and Purity Flpurs, made right
here, 49-lb.  sack. Our price   $1.55
II.   &   K.   Rolled   Oals.  superior    30
il. & K. Breakfast Pood, per suck  24
Maniiala.lv.   WagstaffeJ,   4-lb.   tins    60
Tomatoes, large tins, the very best    10
Peas,   .1   tins     25
Grope   Nuts,   .'  packages    25
Empress   and   Eggo   linking   Powder, ��� l6-o��.
tins.         15
Saturday  with every  1  lb.  tin of Pry's  Cocoa   1   will   give   free   a   bar  of   nut   chocolate'
Lemons,   2   doz 25
Rice.   7   lb 25
Rolled   Oals.   f,   Hi 25
Honey   in   Comb    20
llntiev   in   Jars    20
Fancy Creamery  Butter, .1 lli. for   $1.00
Extra   Fancy   Cheese,  per  lb 18
Ashcroft   Potatoes    SO
Wheat,   100-lb.   sacks    $1.70
Bran,   100-lb.   sacks.   Our  price    $1.20
Shorts,   100-11).  sacks. Our price    $1.35
i'icnic Hams, per lb 13VS
Hacon,   leg   side,   per   111 24
Hacon.  sliced,  back or side,  per lb 25
MEAT   CHEAP   TOO
Milk   Fed   Roasters    28
Milk   Fed   Fowl    22
Our Own   Hamburg, specially made
 2 lb. for .25
Sausages,   specially   made,   2   lb,   for   ..25
Swift's   Sausages,   per   lb 10
Legs of  Lamb, per lb 22 to .25
Full line of prime beef at lowest possible
prices
S.T. WALLACE
PURE    FOOD    GROCERY    STORE
44     HASTINGS     STREET     WEST
RULES FOR THE TABLE
In the American Magazine. Gelett
Burgess, writing "The Maxims of
Japhet." presents the following rules
for table manners!
My son, when thou sittest at
meat with a damsel, have a care how
thous eatest, lest thou offend her
"For this is the test of love: Whatsoever goeth into thy mouth and Cometh out again, the same shall try her
as with fire.
"And of these things shalt thou
have a care: Of the apple, and the
orange, and the peach, an,*! fruits with
skins after their kind.
"The cherry and the plum and the
Jplive and the apricot, and fruits with
stones after their kind.
"The grape and the raspberry and
the watermelon, and fruits with seeds
after their kind, of all these things
shalt thou have a care.
"And whatsoever hath seeds or
skins or stones, that thou spewest
,out of thy mouth, these shall be an
abomination unto her. unless she love
thee.
'Thou shalt not help her on with
her wrap whilst thou hast a cigar in
thy teeth; it is an abomination.
''Neither shalt thou pick thy teeth
behind thy napkin: it is abomination
of abominations.
"And if thou cuttest thy potato or
any vegetable with a knife, thou shalt
be cast out into utter darkness.
"For she smilest with her lips, and
saycth pleasant things; yet doth her
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eye watch thee, and her foot tappeth
the floor.    It is the end of love."
BEAUTyTIiINTS FOR MEN
If my face is too wide, a beard lengthens it; if my face is too narrow,
it expands as if by magic with the
addition of what have sometimes been
affectionately called "mutton chops"
or "siders:" if my nose projects, almost like a nose trying to escape from
a face to which it has been sentenced
for life, a pair of large handsome
moustaches will provide a proper entourage���a nest, so to speak, oh which
thc nose rests contentedly, almost
like a sitting hen: if my nose retreats
backward into my face, the esthetic
Solution is obviously galways. A
stout man can dn wonders with his
appearance by adopting' a pointed
beard, and a suit of clothes, shirt,
necktie and stockings with pronounced vertical stripes. A thin man, on
the other hand, becomes at once substantial in effect, without being gross,
if he cultivates side whiskers, and
wears a suit of clothes, shirt, cravat,
and stockings with pronounced horizontal stripes. If my face lacks fierceness and dynamic force, it needs a
brisk, arrogant mustache; or if it has
too much of these qualitiesfi a long,
sad. drooping mustache will counterbalance   them.���Atlantic.
Weel freens. It'll no' be long afore
we be in the thick o' the nutniceepal
eleckshuns agin.
It micht seem sort o* oot o' place
tae talk about eleckshuns at a time
like this when the war is still on, but
efter a', there's naethin' tae be gained
by allowin' things tae slide, for a lot
'11 depend in efter years on the wey
we haundle oor affairs in the months
lae come.
Efter the war's owre the fellies wha
hae done their bit���an' done it nobly
���'II be returning' tae tak their places
among us again, an' they wudnie hae
muckle tae thank us for if in their absence we hadnie tried tae belter con-
dceshuns oot here.
I dilinic think there's anither place
mi earth thai lias had su* a varied
career as British Columby���if we
maybe except Mexico, an' even there 1
the inhabitants hae attempted tae dae
somethin' tae improve their condee-
slinn.
It's only a few shorl years -in the
lauiul boom wis al ils heicht���when
nun (an' weetnen) went tae bed yae
nicht worth $1(10 (on paper) tae rise
the follovvin' mornin' wealthy beyond
their fondest dreams. They done naethin' thcmsels tae achieve that prosperous state, .my mare than signin'
their name tae a wee bit scrap o' paper���the broker or the agent wi' his
glib tongue done the rest.
Everybody wis tloin' it���or doin'
somebody else, but the funny thing
aboot it wis that though everybody
wis takin' on an air o' affluence there
wis naethin' bein' produced tae show
for it���if we except the forms o'
deeds an' agreements o' sale that were
bein' printed.
11.,..ever. I'm gcttin' awa frae my
subjeck���what 1 wis gaun tae say is
that besides the financial disaster lli.it
period o' madness brocht- aboot, tae
its door can also be laid the deplorable mess we fin' tlie province in frae
the pint o' view o' municeepal an'
provincial government.
Xoo as 1 wis savin, it micht seem
sort o' ool o' place writin' aboot sic
a thing as a municeepal eleckshun
when wan picks up the evenin! paper
an' reads o' the terrible times oor lads
are ha'in' at the front���fechtin' for
nor independents���an' oor real estate. It's no' very muckle worth thc
noo. but I'm jist thinkin' if Kaiser
Bill an' bi> confreres got their taurry
fingers on it. it wud be worth much
less.
Hooever. we cannie a' be at the
front, an' them o' us that are left can
at 'least see lae il that WC dae ..or
duty an' try an' mak a clean up at
the forthcomin' eleckshuns. in thc
nutniceepal councils an' in the provincial hoose tit ony rale.
Some folk hand tae the idea that
it's bad policy lae hand eleckshuns
durin' the time thc war i< on- kin' o'
unpatriotic���but frae my wey ..' think-
iu'. the biggest patriotic act onybody
could dae next tae gaun tae the front
���is tae mak a clean sweep o' the tellies that hae been responsible for the
muddle.
Of course, when I'm talkin' this
wey I'm referrin' mare tae the Pro-
vinchial Government, for. efter a', the
councils are a' mare or less under thc
control o' the government, an' they
are practically helpless tae achieve
ony permanent reform sae long as we
hae sic a bunch nwrc at Victoria.
If there's wan thing that has struck
me as bein' wrong in the construction
o' oor municeepal councils, it has been
the almost total absence o' business
men, an' the preponderance o' the
real estateocracy.
These men. an' I'm talkin' frae a
pretty long experience o' them, are
almost devoid o' a' unnerstaundin' as
tae the richt wey in which tae mak
laws for the glide o' the community
at large. The only thing they can
see in municeepal government is hoo
they can mak theiusels marc comfortable by iniprovin' their holdin's at
the expense o' the ratepayers in gen-
end.
Wan needs only tae follow the
doin's o' the City Cooncil tae ascertain the calibre o' men who go tae
mak up that body. The men micht
he perfectly h.mest in their attempt
tae dae the richt thing by the ratepayers, but the absence o' previous
trainin' an' the necessary grey maitter
prevent them accomplishing onything that wud benefit the citizens at
large.
They say that the government o' a
people is only a reflex o' what the
people are themscll.
That micht be richt or wrang. but
the wey it appears tae me i- that it
wis time the people thcmsels woke up
tae the seriousness o' the posecsluin
richt here in II. C.
As I was savin', the municeepal
eleckshuns will be on shortly, an' if
the electors wud tak lily tip the) wild
sec tae it that naethin' should be allowed tae statin' iu the wey ..' a complete reformashun ..' the various council boards.
Wan thing in particular, care should
be taken that nae man' that derives
Ins income frae lhe sellin' or Jniym'
o' real estate should be allowed tae
-it ..n they boards.
Rial estate has been the curse o'
Vancoover, ������' British Columhy, ami it
will lie an act ..' folly if the electors
ever again allowed sic men tae handle the business i> the municecpali-
tics.
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INGLE
COAL
P
OT
ASK YOUR
NEIGHBOUR
We Sell Stove Wood
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co., Ltd.
Phone Fair. 2500    Phone High. 226    Phone Fraser 41
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SEWER PIPE
We are the sole Manufacturers of
Machine-Made Concrete Sewer Pipe
in British Columbia.
DOMINION GLAZED CEMENT PIPE CO., LTD;;
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-till another trench to get. L'p we
���.vent, and again cruel losses. That
last 200 yards "as terrible. How aiiy
of n- escaped i- a" u'.'ndir. Wc met
with ii" re-istance iii the trenches,
a- most of the enemv ran as - ion as
I m. .. ��� ivere in tne tr nches ten
(lays nd ni(j ts stead) and w< irking
c.:l;' ��� artd daj ���.ij^'.\,h new frenches,
burni g Turkish dead, bur* ing'..ur
own and removing captured ammunition and  st ires.    There arc still him-
A  vesmel of the Allien In  the srrnvlnsr dock
Of
course, I'll admit the provincial
government are mainly tae blame for
ii a', in fact they're tae blame for
mare than it a', hut there's a certain
jclcineni in the councils who hae a
very pttir idea ... the science o' govern-
thc*   saw  us coming    However, t
were   plenty   of   dead,   wounded
ere
and
prisoners to look after. No time for
rest now. The trench must first bc
put in a state of defence. I looked
around   to   see   who  survived,   but   of
merit as applied tae lookin' efter the all   our  officers  could  only   find  or
interests   ..'   the   municecpality   in   a captain   (wounded)   and   one   lieutei
wey that '11 work for the general guid'ant.
..' the citizens. "The captain went back to gel hi
What wc need mare than onything wound dressed.    This |eft mc in com-]
else ill municeepal affairs in  Vancoo- mand   of  the  battalion   for  the   time,
\er an'  Sooth   Vancoover  is  tae  get as the CO, had not come up yet^The
men   wh..  hae   been   trained   for  the signallers were on the spot in a few
bodies  lying  in  some places
as two yards from us. but we
;ct  them.    The   -tench  is  Icr-
.'.  in  some place- it is  neces-
wear  respirators.     However,
are in the best of spirils, and
; ' \n   wi   downhearted?1
i-t as lustily as the
job.
My opeenyin o' thc average real
estate agent an' land speculator wud
hardly dare be printed in cauld tccps
���an'   lae   them   coupled   wi'   Meliride
minutes,  and  had  a  telephone  down
in no time. The battle was still raging in front of us but onr part was
done, and I was not sorry. In thc
spaci of 2-> minutes we had lost, either
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Firepiool Columb*rium and Reccivina V��u!l��
Oi*n Day .nd Niilit'J   - ' Ser.'24i
th< CO., the quartermaster, the doctor. Lieutenant Smith, and myself, 1
managed to be beside one of them as
he was dying.    He was shot through
an' Bowser dae 1 attribute the terrible |killed or wounded, all our officers bul
stale  ..'  chaos  pervadin' a'  public  life
at the present time.
If we want tae progress as a city
or municecpality an' as 8 province, the
first thing tae dae is tae prevent onyIthe lungs, and was breathing through,
p- they lattnd -barks an' agents haen the wound. A terrible sight. His
a sale on  the  council boards. last   words were. 'Tell  the  < >.C.   I   did
It'll be  a  tough  job keepin'  thezi my best.'
off but we maun dae it if we're'gaun |     "We   captured   the     five     lines     of
tae help oorsels.
It's a gude two months or sae lill
eleckshun time hut I'm thinkin' we
cannie start owre quick an' organize
oor forces.
Yours through the heather.
SANDY MACPHERSON'.
trenches  and  held  them  though    the
Turks   tried   several   times   to   retake
KENT & SON
SECONDHAND   STORE
Can   supply   your   needs   at  right
prices.
COLLINGWOOD EAST
(Right  at  Station)
A CANADIAN AT THE
DARDANELLES
Describing fighting in Gallipoli in
a letter to friends in Wapanee. Ontario, Lieut. E. .1. Long, an old Xa-
panee boy serving with the 1st King's
Own Scottish Borderers, says:
"I saw my captain fall mortally
wounded, and men dropping everywhere. We ran for all we were worth
and gained the second trench, where
wc had a short rest. Shrapnel was
whistling all about, and men were killed on both sides of me. My
platoon   had   been   reduced   to   half���
!""
POULTRY SUPPLIES
HAY, GRAIN, CHOP AND MIXED FEEDS
_^^_^ 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 175 SIX
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2i,  1915
Sou-Van Milk
IS PURE, CLEAN AND WHOLESOME
SOU-VAN
MAKES
THE
SUPERMAN
It's    richness
equalled.    It is
us to re
purpose���especia
and   health-giving   qualities   are    1111-
produced under conditions that enable
inineud it for use in every home, for every
y where babies are concerned. The
cows   are   clean,   their   barns   and   surroundings   are
clean,   the   cans  iu  which   it   is  sent   to  SOU-VAX
DAIRY are clean.    It is pasteurized and clarified by
our special process, delivered to your home in sterilized bottles, and you  take  no  risks  whatever   with
SOU-VAN   MILK*   Try a bottle today.
South Vancouver Milk Co.
Phone Fairmont 2624
537 TWENTY-NINTH AVE. EAST
The Wrecking of a Nation
Vancouver Celebrates by Big Canadian Nortlern Banquet Conclusion of Chapter One
COAL
COAL
For the benefit of small consumers, commencing October 1, we will   g
deliver coal in single sacks for the following prices:
WrllliiKton Lump Nut Pea Slack
^..40c        35c       25c        20c \
People making their own delivery get a rebate of  five cents per  m
sack on above prices. "HI
40c        35c
le  making
ibove prh
MACDONALD, MARPOLE
COMPANY  LIMITED
=-    41!7 SEYMOUK STREET
illliBilBiliUillfil
PHONE SEYMOUR 210
iiiiiiiiiiiiiii
Keeler's Nursery
Grower and Importer of Plants, Bnlbt, Root* and Shrubs
Cut Flowers and Design
Work a specialty.
Flowering and Ornamental Shrubs for Spring and
Fall  planting.
One hundred varieties of
Roses  of  Choice  Sorts
and  three  hundred  varieties  of   Dahlias.
Phone Fairmont 817
YOU WILL FIND OUR PRICES MODERATE
Cor. FIFTEENTH AVE. and MAIN ST  :: MOUNT PLEASANT
c
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
THROUGH TICKETS  ISSUED
FROM VANCOUVER TO
ALL PARTS OF THE
WORLD
M
The Popular Route to the���
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CHINA AND
JAPAN
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.
TRuHK
RAIL TICKETS TO ALL POINTS
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
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Phone: Sey. 8134 527 Grinvllle Street
RUTH MORTON MEMORIAL
CHURCH
Sunday is the second anniversary
of the dedication of the edifice of the
Ruth Morton Memorial Baptist
Church, corner 27th and Prince Albert
Streets.
The pastor, Rev. Mr. Litch, will
preach in the morning on the "II..use
of Misery," and in the evening on the
''Power nl the  Good and  Pleasant"
There will he special music hy tin
choir, under the leadership of Mr. Albert Williams, and violin solos by Mr.
Albert   Bothamley.
WESTMINSTER PRESBYTERIAN
CHURCH
Classified Advertising
FLORISTS
BROWN BROS. & CO., LIMITED,
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, 48
Hastings St. E��� and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver,  B.  C.
WATCHMAKER
ENGLISH WATCHMAKER AND
Jeweller when you think of- watch,
clock and jewellery repairs think
Appleby, 438 Richards St., hilf block
from Hastings. All mainsprings and
cleaning jobs guaranteed 12 months.
MONEY TO LOAN
MONEY LOANED, DIAMONDS,
Jewelry, etc. A quiet, respectable,
reliable place to borrow money.
Old gold bought. Established 1905.
Star Loan Co., 812 Hastings West.
STOVE    REPAIRS
DON'T THROW YOUR OLD
Stove away. We handle castings and
repairs to fit any stove or range.���
FRANKS, 44 Water Street.
The Girls' Own Class of the Westminster Presbyterian Sunday School
are holding a concert in the church
on  Friday, October 29. 1915.
The programme is of a varied character, including songs, recitations and
dialogues.
The proceeds of the concert are to
bc sent In the Tobacco Fund for the
soldiers mi active service,
The Rev, Mr. Cregg will preach on
the war on Sunday night and mi Monday evening ihe pastor will lecture
on  the war,  with  stereuptican views.
ANADA'S premier visited Vancouver this week, travelling in
gorgeous state, surrounded by servants, flunkeys, admirers,
statesmen, representatives of the press of Canada.
He came in a special train of sixteen palaces on wheels and travelled over a road from the ancient city of Quebec to the infant city of
Vancouver���a road which he himself owns, though the people of
Canada financed its construction.
This colonial knight travelled in more pompous style than ever
eastern nabob. Nearly half the members of the House of Commons
were with him and those members of the Senate whose health and
age permit them to stir about after eight o'clock in the evening.
Sir Robert Borden occupies the official post of Prime Minister
of the Dominion of Canada and enjoys what few honors attach to
that position, but the man above is the man who was with us this
week���the little man with the straight, sturdy legs, the bull neck, the
blue eyes in the black sockets, the black moustaches over the short,
grey beard���the little Borderer of the Twentieth Century, Sir William Mackenzie.
Sir William Mackenzie is the most powerful figure in Canada
today. The very presence of so many parliamentarians in his suite,
eating his bread and drinking his coffee and enjoying his hospitality
in all directions, indicates this. And these parliamentarians were not
recruited alone from those awful, fearful Tories. Nay, nay, but
from the Grit camp as well. For Sir William grabs the Grits on
one concession and marches across the side road and takes in the
Tories on the next line.
It was like a peep into the golden days before 1912 to attend the banquet given by the Vancouver Board of Trade and allied
organizations to Sir William and his retainers at the Hotel Vancouver, Wednesday. The eloquence was of the type made famous
by our own Sir Richard McBride when in those glorious days he
used to tell us how our era of prosperity^ had just dawned and that
the responsibility must be laid at the doors of the McBride Government and Mackenzie and Mann for the fact that we were all getting
along so nicely.
The strangers from the east told us of the great prosperity the
Canadian Northern Railway was bound to bring to Vancouver���
and everyone cheered.
One orator used the Panama Canal argument forcefully���and
everyone cheered.
Another orator spoke with glibness of the "gradients" of the
C.N.R. and its flat curves���and everyone cheered.
Yet another orator threw his hand into his chest and declared
that only one locomotive was needed to haul Sir William and his
private train over the Rockies���and ti;er<* was a mighty outburst of
cheering.
Mr. Middleboro, M.P., who is an outstanding figure in Canadian public life, actually boasted of the fact that the Dominion Government had put up $45,000,000 to save Mackenzie and his outfit
from going into bankruptcy���and everyone cheered lustily.
Mr. Middleboro, M.P., said that the entertainment afforded
by Sir William in the transcontinental trip, or at anyrate the view from
the car windows, amply justified the putting up of the $45,000,000
���and the statement was greeted with cheers.
And if Mr. Middleboro had said that Sir William was about
to make another $45,000,000 touch everyone would likely have applauded.
Sir William and his partner, Sir Donald D. Mann, were hailed
as empire builders to the claps of the hands of a goodly section of
what we believe to be a gathering of the leading men of Vancouver.
In the face of the strong criticism which has appeared throughout the
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H.M.S. SHAM  I'llllNC;  A  SALUTE ON DOMINION  DAY, 1R7H
Tlila historic picture shows n war craft, formidable In Iln ilny. but which litis disappeared
from the seven sens.    .Inck tan* cannot line up on pronH-nrm�� thene days, since they
arc not a part of modern linttlcshlps.
press of Casada, and particularly throughout the independent and
Liberal press of British Columbia, it is difficult to reason out why
such a splendid reception was given the magnate and those public
men who saw fit to accept his hospitality and this trip across the continent. True, the affair marked the completion of this railroad, but
there are very sound men in Canada who will say that it marked the
conclusion of the first chapter in the financial wrecking of the Dominion of Canada.
Few people realise the terrible onslaughts made by Sir William
Mackenzie and his partners on the treasury of the Dominion of Canada and of the Provinces of Canada. How many of those present
to cheer Mackenzie and his retainers realized that in so doing they
were exulting over the entrance of this young country into a period
of mighty taxation of the people���a period which will not have concluded in the lives of the present or the coming generation.
For the work of Mackenzie and Mann and the exploiters who
operated under the name of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway is a
work which will make slaves of the coming generation of Canadians
and will operate more disastrously to the Dominion of Canada' than
any shock that has ever struck her.
The Parliament of Canada, represented so well at that memorable banquet board, voted to Mackenzie and Mann, since 1911, the
people's money in the sum of $25,000,000 in gold, as follows: C-ui-
adian Northern Alberta, $3,125,000; Canadian Northern Pacific
(Yellow Head Pass to Vancouver), $6,300,000; Canadian Northern Ontario, Toronto to Ottawa, $1,600,000; Ottawa to Port Arthur, $10,920,000; Canadian Northern Pacific, Edmonton to Yellow Head, $3,120,000.
In addition Parliament guaranteed the bonds of Mackenzie
and Mann during the same time to the extent of $80,000,000. In
1911 they guaranteed the bonds on the road from Ottawa to Port
Arthur in the sum of $35,000,000, and in 1914 there was the general guarantee of the company's obligations in the further astonishing
sum of $45,000,000. Then in 1915 there was a further gift of an
even $10,000,000 on a pledge of bonds guaranteed the year before.
Here then are gifts, direct and indirect, from the treasury of the
Federal Government of $105,000,000. Every one of those public
men who came with Sir William Mackenzie to our Vancouver banquet might have given him a million each and he would have had the
same sum���that is assuming that there were 105 members in the
party, the figure given in one newspaper.
And if Sir William with the help of some of these chaps got
out of the pockets of the people of Canada $105,000,000 in a brief
four years, why shouldn't he entertain the good chaps who helped him
turn the trick. It's a mighty wonder he didn't continue the journey
and take the statesmen on a tour round the world.
In addition to the huge sums mentioned in the above paragraph,
the little chap with the keen eye and distant resemblance in physique
to Hon. Joe Martin, has his finger in other railway enterprises, and
heaven only knows what his interests were in some of the fifty-eight
different railways who drew down cash subsidies from the Dominion
Government in 1913-14 to the extent of $6,400 a mile. There is
no record   available so far of what these subsidies amounted to.
Sir William Mackenzie from the Dominion Treasury alone has
taken down a fabulous purse of money borrowed by the people of
Canada, and which must be paid back by the people of Canada���
of money spent by the people of Canada to build a railroad which
rests secure in the hands of a private individual.
And we wonder why Socialism is on the increase. If some of
our unemployed had been allowed to occupy the balconies at the
great feast that marked the completion of the road!
Apart from the shaking down of the Federal Treasury, there is
a story coming from British Columbia which shows this little Province jumping in to mortgage itself for the next fifty years in further
backing the note of Mackenzie and Mann to the tune of $35,000 a
mile on the worthless piece of road which parallels the Canadian
Pacific railway throrugh this Province. British Columbia is in very
deep in a further system of bonus which almost equals the gifts direct from headquarters at Ottawa���of this the SATURDAY CHINOOK will deal later, will deal with the enormous subsidies granted
by other Provinces to the Canadian Northern Railway, subsidies
which, in view of the generosity of the Federal authorities, were not
necessary to Mackenzie if his titanic undertaking had been carried
out along legitimate lines.
Add to Mackenzie and Mann's taking from the treasuries of
the Federal Government and the Provincial Governments the $150,-
000,000 owing on the Grand Trunk Pacific, the guarantees by the
Province of British Columbia of Pacific and Great Eastern securities, and the enormous guarantees by other Provinces of railroads in
which the hand of Mackenzie and his colleagues appear, and you
will have a staggering debt which will place in the shade the total
war obligations Canada will assume during the progress of the war.
These railway promotions have wrecked the nation, and it will
take the best efforts of two generations to pay the shot, to pay back
the moneys given to railroad promoters by the Government of Canada, the pride, the ideals, the independence of whose members is
reflected in the fact that over a hundred members of the House of
Commons should be at the beck and call of Sir William Mackenzie,
adventurer and wrecker. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2.1, 1915
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SEVE
PANTAGES
"The  House of  Happiness"
E.  D.  Graham,   Resident  Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
THE BROWN ACT
"The Green Venus"
6 OTHER BIG TIME ACTS���6
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20.   9.14
Admission���Matinees,     15c;    nights,
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
COLUMBIA
vvi'F.K of octobkr 25
Nanaimo Free Press Huffy
Over Prohibition Article
of Saturday Chinook
Beulah  Larayo
and her
EXPOSITION
MODELS
Direct   from   the   San   Kranelnco
Kxpoiilt'on
MATINKK,   10c. NIGHT,  15c.
Theatrical Notes
Pantages Theatre
There are a couple of acts which
will lead all the rest on the new bill of
vaudeville at the Pantages. One is
the Bothwell Browne spectacle; the
other, Joe Whitehead.
The Browne act, "The Green Venus." supplies a most interesting half
hour. Browne himself docs some of
his best and most deceptive dancing;
he has a good character comedian
and comedienne and also a clever character man in Tom B. Loftus, who in
the old days was a familiar figure in
Vancouver stock and repertoire companies. Moreover, there are eight
young, pretty and alluring girls, who
dance* tu Mendelssohn's "Spring
Son.g" and other real music nl" the
sort which modern artistes have a-
dapted to the ballet.
Whitehead already is of established
reputation in Vancouver, where he
first came ten or eleven years ago in
a "Stowaway" company, which included the distinguished tragedian, J.
Rush Bronson. After a week here
with the Brigadiers Ru.rlesquers.
Whitehead began coming in vaudeville, first with two Grierson sisters,
then with Flo only, and lastly till
alone, his present state. Joe's comedy is convincing; it starts- off big
and keeps up a fast pace.
There are two boys on the hill who
sing well and do a neat motion picture imitation. As a cartoonist Jonathan is talented. Gertie Van Dyke
sings with costume changes a,nd the
Swain Oatman Trio of men does acrobatics.
Columbia Theatre
iln a recent issue of the NAN-
AIMO FREE PRESS, the SATURDAY CHINOOK i- charged with libelling the splendid city uf Black Diamond. The editor .if the FRKK
PRESS refers to an article printed in
these columns last week descriptive uf
a visit to Nanaimo, In the article in
question reference was made to the
liquor traffic in the city of Nanaimo
antl tn olher conditions observed during the short stay in the city.���Editor
SATURDAY CHINOOK.I
NANAIMO LIBELLED
"Nanaimo has the dubious honor of
the spot light in the current issue of
the Saturday Chinook���dubious because thc story told is at one and the
same time a tribute to our importance, and an awful warning of the
vices of Vancouver Island as contrasted apparently with the virtuous
mainland. The moral of the tale is
printed in capitals right across the
top of the first page, as follows:
'"In the industrial city of Nanaimo, B.C., the mining companies paid
out to their men $100,000 hist Saturday
nigth. This is an average pay for
the   city.     Nanaimo   has   twenty-two
bald facts should discredit future
over colored efforts hy the Chinook
and its school on the mainland and
elsewhere. If the Chinook editor
succeeded in getting whiskey at any
hour of the day ur night round Nanaimo he is a hitter scout than a
friend uf uurs, who after a tramp uf
thirty miles one Sunday was unable
to get a single glass of beer at one
of the road houses here declared to
be as thick almost as telephone poles,
and as open as the Chinook's countenance, which is evidently a passport
to the underworld."
IN THE KING'S SERVICE
By Gordon Scott
(From "The Tatler")
I met the whole party coming
down thc hill from the post office on
a Monday morning, their looks radiantly reflecting the fact that Monday
is post office pay day. There was the
mother with an infant in her arrnis
and two little ones under school age;
each was safely anchored by one
hand to the maternal skirt, and each
was  grasping  greedily  the  sweets  of
��� i tit morning, and who was
I !    obji   I
'  accepted  with pleasui ��� ,
-..    sir, iln- ..Id man  i- a bil
<:. yi :������ make
'in:   .  r ye.    Bul 'e's :��� canny i.
bei n       -  Idii i   'isself,  s..   ���   sa) s;  in
I believe "
Tin- lady et <���'���< ntly meant in see
nn through, ami I lived to bc gratc-
fui for her good offici -.
V>. found tin "'.d man in a room
spotlessly i lean, even t" the inside of
th. cupboards (one of which happened t.. lie standing ..pen I and perfectly,
orderly,
It was tt soldier's room (why doesn't somebody drill ihe woman?) and
tin- old man had a soldiers face���
grizzled, and kindly, and cute���with
a Inok ..it it as ii he had gut something nut of Hie���something worth
having.
lie was on his knees when we entered, tacking webbing tu a frame���
he eked out a living by making rugs
���and his month was full nf tacks,
which he produced from time to
time (hiring the subsequent conversation, each time with an air of fresh
discovery. When he saw us he rose
to his feet and saluted. 1 told him
briefly what  my  errand was.
"Speak louder, sir: 'e's a hit 'ard,"
advised my companion .
1 tried again, with nn better success.
"Vou try."  I  said tu the lady.
She put her mouth to his ear and
fairly bellowed.
"'E's come tu see if ye've got any
allowance from your son?"
lie shook his head, and then, by the
aid of my friend, whn was a positive
y, , ^vwtixX-'t7^
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l.iirnc cnoilft-h to accommodate n whole navy���It can be entered at all limes hy Ihc large*!
ships, other than those of the Kaiser nnd his allien
A hill with two leading aels has
been billed by Manager Gilles for
next week al lhe Columbia". Ueulah
Larayo and her models, late stars ui
the San Francisco Exposition, have
an act' which is in the AI class.
The models are ladies selected for
their beauty and symmetry ui form
and portray pictures nf statuary, true
to life,
Twu hours uf laughter in thirty
minutes is Charley's Aunt in tabloid
^orm presented by Norton & Co.,
with S. Barrie. The Musical Ben-
sou Family, and the Two Boussons,
a contortionist act, and first run motion pictures close the feature bill.
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saloons, two wholesale liquor houses
where whiskey may be bought at till
hours. The merchants complain that
times are bad in Nanaimo. Of course
the foreigners who get a big slice of
the $100,1)00 pay, send theirs out uf
the country. The Britishers spend' it
iu town���but not apparently with the
merchants of this city, whose population is 8000 should by all the rules be
the must prosperous in Canada.' "
"This heavy-typed paragraph is the
Chinook's 42-eentiinelre shell, the en?
gaging story .inside being merely the
noise and smoke accompanying its
discharge among the astonished readers, the writer, whn is tlie editor himself, paints his voyage across the
gulf iii the broad and dashing style
favored by the impressionist school,
which consists in grasping snme detail whereby tn characterize the whole
treatment. The central figure in the
picture is a horny-handed miner returning tn his old home town after
lung exile in the far north. He finds
that many of his old pals have gone
under, some hy mine accidents, snme
by natural infirmities, but most by
drinking hard stuff in and out of season. That is impression number one.
The other consists in a walk down
���Nauaimo's Great White Way,' presumably Commercial Street, where the
Chinook noticed and visited more saloon.- than the average Nanaimoite
even on pay night.
"The point and aim nl" the whole
,t,*ile is to show that Nanaimo, though
| unique in B. C. with a monthly pay
roll of $100,000 is no better off than
I any other place, since one half the
1 money is sent away by the foreigners, while the Anglo-Saxons spend the
other half in the saloons. This to
say the least, is an exaggeration, and
in that respect is quite in keeping
.with the rest of the present propaganda of which the Chinook is now
an out and out supporter. What the
investigator did not learn was that
three of Nanaimo's twenty-two saloons have actually gone out of bu
siness through want of trade, while
several others are known to be in a
very tight position at the present
time. That part, however, was out of
place in an impressionist sketch of
Nanaimo as the citadel of Bacchus.
Cities unfortunately have no redress for libels on their character except the boomerang action of false
charges upon those who launch them.
On  this  principle  the  statement    of
ets   and
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G.i
life in the shape of snme very sticky
toffee in the nther.
"Here at last," thought I. "is a family that is entirely satisfied; satisfied with the Government, satisfied
with the Army Pay Department, satisfied even it might he���I put it t..
myself witli tt qualm���wilh lhe dealings of the Relief Committee nf which
I nm the honorary secretary."
Even as the thought crossed my
mind I saw them heading like a ship
in full sail for me.
What could it be?
Hastily I reviewed their case. They
had had every possible advantage and
benefit we could offer.
"I just eume across tn thank you,
sir, and to tell you wc are gettin' the
pay reg'lar now, and thank ynu kind-
ly."
Sheer gratitude. Ungracious beggar that 1 was, I have never even
thought of it. . . Stay though . . .
'And I've been wonderin' could
you maybe do somethill' fur granfer'.
'E's a canny old man, my father, an
'e 'as one son, a brother o' mine, at 't
war now."
So that was it. Whatever else he
may he pour in, Thomas Atkins, in
my .experience, is at least rich in
relatives.
"Where dues he live?" I asked.
"This side of the bridge, sir,'" was
the reply.   "Up Shatter's Wynd."
Shatter's Wynd. I had never even i the subject uf his greatest expluit with
heard of it, and I would as soon think .a most soldier-like diffidence, "I've
of finding my way through a rabbit ibeen in the American Navy, and 1'
warren without the aid of the pat-'been in the China seas patrollin'."
riarchal bunny as through the yards "Was that iu the Boxer trouble?" I
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megaphone,   !   elicited  tli
promised tn try t.. get him the
auce, and also tu make up any
ciencies in the meantime.
So far, satisfactory; but, though my
errand was accomplished, my curiosity was unappeased. The man's
lace, with it- watchful, humorous,
shrewd, old eyes���ils air of having
seen the world and got even with it
���the bare little room, sweet almost
in its cleanness, piqued me. 1 wanted
I., know about him.
"Ask him where lie served,"
to the megaphone.
The old man looked at mc.
"In   Italy."   he   said,   "under
baldi."
"Indeed," 1 remarked; "that's a fin
thing In have dune."
He drew  himself up.
"I helped." -aid he, "to put Victor
Emmanuel nn ihe throne."
"Well dune," said 1. and .leal as
he was, he heard tliat.
We exchanged l.mks ml lhe strength
nf our new understanding, and 1 knew
I had the key to him. This was the
explanation of his look, nf the dignity nf his small domain���pride; the
fine, fearless pride of thc man who
has helped to do things not from any
personal ur selfish motive, hut he-
cause big. fine things were being done.
and he felt they were his job���his
share.
"Since then." he went on, dropping
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a queer dilapidated belt nf houses
where life runs in a current quite distinct from the rest of the town, like
a warm stream in an Arctic sea���a
picturesque, disgraceful, not unhappy
place.
"I'll take you there, sir; it's fair opposite my 'ousc," said a woman's voice
near me.
I turned) and recognized another
acquaintance of my committee.
As a rule 1 am  not what is railed
"Boxer?" shouted  the megaphone.
"Just after." he replied. "And 1
remember once we were in a ship just
leavin' one end o' the island of St.
Helena when the mail steamer came in
at t'other with the news that Na-
poleon was taken prisoner."
He  must  have meant Sedan.
" 'F.'s 'ad a wonderful adventurous
life an' no mistake." remarked the
megaphone.
"Stop   you  a   minute."   said   he.   "I
"good at dress." but the details of j have it all in here." and he produced
this lady's costume remain with me. | from the spotless cupboard a school
She wore a blue satin boudoir cap. j exercise book of which perhaps four
a dirty green tartan shawl, a rusty j pages had been filled,
black skirt, half covered by a doubtful My committee meeting, however,
apron, and a pair of sand shoes that  was about due.
had once been white.
Still, apparently, she cons
costume  adequate  to  thc  '���
id her
"May  T borrow it?' T asked.
The  old  man's  fingers looked  re-
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Impression, fur, with an unmisiake-
ahle air of trusting me with his dearest possession, he handed it over.
1 read it that same evening, antl
dull enough it was.
Here is a specimen entry:���
"Joined the ship 'Tempest' bound to
Saigon. Cochin-China, loaded rice
and went up to Hong-Kong and left
her there. . . . Joined the American
ship 'Tintagel,' and went tu Manilla,
loaded sugar, etc., and went to San
Francisco and left her there. . .
Joined the American ship 'AndOulou-
sia,' and came round Cape Horn to
New York and left her there. . . ."
Antl so on.
Now and then there was an echo of
some forgotten piece of minor history
���as for instance:���
"My next voyage in the same vessel was to Stamboul. Constantinople,
discharged coal tn a steamer, thc
'Jupiter.' of Sunderland, who was loading Circassians for an island called
Mecien (?l for the Turkish Government. They were in revolt against
Russia under a chief called Schamyl.
The Garibaldi episode had a bare
mention.
Throughout there was no reference
to the domestic side of history. He
had a wife and nine children���that T
knew���but   they,   like   the   wife   and
children of the sterner nf tin- (wo
grenadiers in Schumann's famous
song, apparently "mattered  not!"
Stay���right nut at the end of the
bunk���one entry���out of nine.
"On the 19th October. 1885. my son
Alfred Kengh was born. He joined
the Fusiliers when he was nineteen
years of age."
Anil then 1 had a glimpse of thc
thing that ran like a vein uf steel
through  this old man.
Here was a suit whose birth was
worth recording: a sliver of his own
spirit: a name to he written beside
the ships he had sailed in, and the
countries he had served; a man who
might "help to put kings upon their
thrones."
My thoughts went out tn a king,
throncless for the moment, and I re-
juiced that England still breeds men
who help to put Christian kings upon
the throne���and keep them there.
AN ERROR
Our small cut on page one, showing the Duke nf Connaught, carries a
caption which omits to say that the
tallest man in the group is Mr. C. A.
Parkyn of thc B. C. Telephone Company Mr. Parkyn is quite tall but
not the tallest man in Canadian scr- EIGHT
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SATURDAY, OCTOI1F.R 23,  1915
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Reeve (',���d was in severely critical
mood al the regular meeting of South
Vancouver Model Council this week,
lie criticised the bi-monthly pay sheet
and said il was scandalous that while
the ward payrolls only aggregated
$5110 the official salary list totalled
$.i.<X,0. Thin was greeted with loud
cries of "It's a shame" from members
of Gee's Famous Female Guards,
whn as usual occupied the front Beats
in the audience, and as the reeve proceeded to castigate the various officials, the Guards cheered him io the
echo. "Here's the clerk drawing
down $151) a month, We don't need
no clerk," said the reeve, "I can do all
the clerk'- work and save that $150 a
month," "Hear, hear." cried the
Guards. "Then there's the engineer
drawing $150 a nmntli. We doll'} need
no engineer when there ain't no work
being done." "Hear, hear," from the
Female Guards. "Ami seven ward
foremen drawing down $3.25 a day
when there ain't no wnrk going on.
It's a shame 1 say that this municipality should have in support such a Inl
nl blood-suckers, parasites and leeches." Wild cheering from the Guards
as tlie reeve proceeded to say. when
he was reminded hy Councillor A���n
tllat there was some sewerage wnrk
being done which needed the services
of an engineer, and tllat the ward
foremen were working as ordinary
maintenance men'. "What do we need
an engineer fur? Any school hoy can
draw plans, I could draw the plans
myself. And as for ward foremen,
we don't need 'em. They arc nothing
but political boosters for councillors.
Then there is the police. We don't
need no police in South Vancouver.
The people are respectable, law-abiding citizens. And as for the fire department; what do you want with cx-r
pensive fire-fighting apparatus when
there ain't nothing but a lot of peanut stands in the municipality?" Fur-
there cheering from the Guards as the
reeve proceeded: "It ain't like being
in the city where they have big skyscrapers and the firemen risk their
lives. You don't need no fire department in South Vancouver. Away, f
say, with these leeches and parasites
who are drawing down our good money and let us run this municipality
on economical business lines." Wild
cheering from the Guards as the
reeve collapsed in his chair and glared
around at the councillors.
Councillor C���I, rising with quiet
dignity, said he had listened to the
reeve's remarks with great interest.
He was inclined to agree with the
reeve that it might be possible to run
the municipality on more economical
lilies. He, therefore, had a proposal to
make which he would submit in the
form of a motion, and which he Imped some councillor would second. "I
would move," he said, "that the reeve
be requested to draw up a scheme for
running the municipality on a voluntary basis and submit his proposal to
thc next meeting of the council. I
am sure there is no one on the council
who has not the interests of this municipality at heart, and that we arc
none of us here at this council table
for the money we receive in tlie form
of indemnity, I am sure our reeve
is not here for the sake of the $2,1)00
a year attached to his office, and I do
not think any of the councillor's are
here for the $300 which they receive.
I would suggest to the reeve, therefore, that in drawing up his scheme
for running the municipality that he
abolish the indemnity entirely and in
future that the reeve and councillors
work whole-heartedly for the good
of the municipality on a voluntary
basis. This principle could also he
applied to the various departments. As
our reeve has said, "there ain't no
need for any clerk," because he can
do all the clerk's work, and he has
also told us that he can do the engineer's work. Now, if the reeve is
willing to undertake the d-uties of
those officials, I see no reason why
we as councillors should not also undertake the duties of the other officials. Councillor W���h could very
well undertake the duty of building
audi plumbing inspector; Councillor
R���g could take up the duties of assessor; Councillor R���1 would make
a most efficient health and relief in'
spector; Councillor A���n, I am sure,
would undertake to see that all repairs needed in the various wards
were properly done, especially if we
provided, him with a cayuse; CounciU
lor S���t would make a fine chief of
police, and I have no doubt if our
reeve would interview the members
of Gee's Famous Female Guards they
would willingly undertake the duties
of constables. I myself would accept
the position of fire chief, and I have
in. doubt whatever that there arc plenty uf men in South Vancouver who,
having the interests of the municipality at heart, would gladly give iheir
services as firemen if heeded; but as
our reeve has said, seeing we have
n. .thing but a lot of pea-nut stands
in thc municipality, the need for a fire
department is not great. I believe
some such scheme as I have outlined
could bc carried out satisfactorily, because as I previously remarked, we
arc all here to work for the good of
South Vancouver and are not Tor the
money we receive as indemnity. That
money, I am sure the reevc and councillors are quite willing to give up
and it could then be devoted to any
expenditure that might he necessary.
Hut for services rendered I do not
ihink there is any necessity for this
council to pay anything. Wc are all
working in the interests of the municipality and nut for our own benefit,
and I believe if we as reeve and councillors set lhe example we shall find
many ratepayers willing to come forward to volunteer their services as
clerks, water inspectors, police, firemen, etc. There is, of course, the
legal department, and 1 am sure the
reeve, as chief magistrate, would willingly undertake to act as police magistrate and small] debts court judge in
addition to his duties as clerk and engineer. Hut, it may be asked, how
are we to find the necessary time to
carry oul the duties I have outline*]?'
I thine that to a large extent the
work could he done in the evenings,
after our private business is done.
Of course, it would perhaps be necessary for the reeve to be here all the
time; but as we know he is here not
in his own personal interest but in
the interest of the municipality at
large, I have not the slightest doubt
he will be quite willing to devote all
the time necessary to his various duties. I think if the reeve will give the
matter his serious consideration, he
will be able to devise a practical
scheme .whereby we may abolish
paid service from this municipality
and do all the work by voluntary ser-
yice."
There was a prolonged silence fol-
lowing Councillor C���l's suggestions,
and the members of Gee's Famous .Female Guards shuffled uneasily in their
seats. Then Councillor S���y arose.
After looking around the council
chamber Councillor S���y turned to
the reeve, who sat in his chair as
though flabbergasted at the audacious
proposals of Councillor C���1, and said;
"Your worship and members of the
councillor, like Councillor C���1, I listened with great interest to your remarks. 1 also listened to Councillor
C���l's proposal with considerable interest and I have great pleasure in
seconding his motion that your worship draw up a scheme for running
the business of this municipality on
a voluntary basis. At the same time 1
must take exception to your reference lo "blood-suckers, parasites and
leeches." I am sure no servant of this
municipality deserves to be so designated. They were all appointed to
the position they hold either by this
or some previous council."
Reevc G���dl Yes, appointed by
their own friends and relatives.
Councillor S���y: As to that, I do
not know anything about their friends
or relatives; but I do know that so
long as I have served on this council
the officials have given satisfactory
service and I do not think that you
or an other person has a right to call
them "blood-suckers, leeches and parasites" simply because they have held
thc positions to which they were ap
pointed hy the council. In regard to
Councillor C���l's proposal, I for one
am quite willing to give up my indemnity. I did not seek election to
this council for the sake of the indeni
nity, but because I thought I might
be able to render some service-
Reeve G���d: And very poor service
it has been.
Councillor S���y: Well, your worship, that is a matter for the rate
payers in my ward to decide at the
next election. If they are satisfied I
do not think it is for you to make
sneering remarks.
Loud cries of "Shame on you Councillor S���y to insult our reeve so,'
from members of the Female Guards
Councillor S���y: I am glad to notice, your worship, that whoever else
fails in their duty it is not the Famous Female Guards. However, as I
was about to say, I sought election because I thought I might be of some
service to thc municipality and not for
the indemnity. And so far as I am
concerned I am quite willing for all
indemnities to be abolished. Whether
Councillor   C���'s   proposal   for     the
business   of  the   municipality   to   he
carried on by voluntary labor is practical or not 1 do not know; but J am
quite willing t'> give it a trial and will
gladly undertake the dutie- .if tax
collector or any other duties to which
your worship may see fit to assign
me.
Councillor S���t: Same here, your
wtir-hip.
Councillor A���n: .Mr. Reeve, I am
dined to support the motion, because
I see no reason why the work of this
municipality could nut be carried out
by voluntary labor. Wc are all interested in this municipality���all we
have in the world is here anil if we
only put our shoulders to the wheel
wc shall get along fine and do away
with all this expense the reeve has
been talking about.
Reeve G���d: But, do I understand,
gentlemen, that you seriously propose
to carry out your duty as councillors
and also undertake any other duties
that may he imposed on you for nothing? Don't you think the laborer
is worthy of his hire? (Loud cries
/of hear, hear! from the Female
Guards),
Councillor A���n: Well, Mr. Reeve.
I fur one am willing to give my services   free  and   I   am  sure   there  arc
lots of young fellows who would he
glad to conic to this hall every evening to assist with the clerical work.
I see no difficulty in getting all the
labor wc need; because, after all. we
are none of us working on Ihis couii-
cil'for the money we get out of it.
Loud cries of "Rats" from the back
of the council  chamber.
Councillor W���h: As a labor man 1
am   strongly  opposed  to  the   motion,
Why should we as councillors oj* the
officials   and   other   employees   work
.thin);
I   say  pay a  man  good
wages and see that he earns his money. 1 do nol believe in ihis voluntary service business am! shall vote
against the motion)
Councillor R���1: Same here, your
worship. I am like Councillor VV���h.
Pay a man a -tandard rate nf wages
and sec that he earns it.
Councillor C���1; Put the motion,
your worship.
Reeve G���d; I will put the motion
if ynu wi-.li, hut I tell you right now I
shall nut agree tu act as reeve of this
municipality for nothing. The question was asked me on the hustings if
I would lake the $2,000 a year indemnity. I said I should and I intend
to carry out my election promises.
However, I will put the motion.
Those in favor will say "Aye."
Councillors C���I, S���y, S���t. A���ir*
and R���g "Aye."
Reeve G���d; Those against the ui":
tion.
Councillors W���h and R���I '"So"  i
Reeve G���d: Tlie rotten motion is
carried. Mr. Clerk, please take notice
that  I  intend tn veto that resolution.
The council then proceeded to routine  business.
The Red Cross meeting nf the P"-
litical Equality League was held nn
Monday afternoon last at Mrs. Mc-
Intyrc's home. There was a splendid
attendance and much good work done.
The matter of organizing South Vancouver Red Cross Society independent of the League was discussed, and
was generally  favored hy all  present.
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