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Array SUPPORTING PROHIBITION AND REFORM
$1.00 A YEAR
SATORDAY^CHINOOK
Vol. IV, No. 20���Established 1911
VANCOUVER.   B.C.,   CANADA.   SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 1915
Crone M. Murray
"The truth at all timet firmly stands
And shall from age to age endure."
I
THE FAITH OF STEFANSSON
STEFANSSON, the Canadian-Norseman who
headed the Canadian Arctic expedition which
set out from Victoria, British Columbia, one
fine June day in 1913, is safe, away up in Banks
Land. Such was the news the Associated Press carried the other day.
The world had given the young Canadian explorer up as lost.    His ship, the KARLUK, had
been wrecked.   The scientists who sailed with him
declared more than a year   ago   that
there was no hope of Stefansson's ever
returning.
It was the writer's privilege to meet
Mr. Stefansson on the eve of his departure for the north, and in the course
of our conversation it was remarked
that a man setting out on such an expedition as Mr. Stefansson proposed
was surely taking his life in his hands.
"Nonsense," said Stefansson, "one
is just as safe in the Arctic as he might
be here in Vancouver. Of course one
goes prepared for hardships and privation. I do not imagine, though, that
in sailing through Behring Sea in the
KARLUK one would be in any more
danger than walking down Granville
Street���assuming always that he knew
his business."
The question of life insurance came
up.    "I carry   five   thousand,"   said
Stefansson, "and had some difficulty
in getting ib   The agents wanted   to
charge me a high price for it.    I happened to go to New York and I convinced the president of the company
that Arctic exploration work was just as safe a
business as selling goods over a New York counter
���and I got my insurance at the same price as an ordinary every day clerk."
'But the ice floes, the blizzards, the isolation!"
we protested.
"When my time comes," said Stefansson, "I am
ready to go. It may be in an Arctic ice pack, it may
te in an hotel bed, it may be in a New York subway or under a Vancouver street car. I am prepared to leave such matters in the hands of Him,
without whose knowledge the sparrow does not fall
to the ground."
Stefansson is alive and well, has successfully accomplished his mission, has added immensely to the
world's knowledge, has found new territory for the
Empire���and what is more, he will have the satisfaction of knowing that his simple trust is the greatest
asset that any man can possess, and that "faith
builds a bridge across the gulf of death."
Arnold in the promotion of the Canada Middle
West Trust Company, a subsidiary company to the
Dominion Trust, a company which was to pull the
chestnuts out of the fire for the Dominion Trust.
It was the obscure little CHINOOK which dared
to expose the Dominion Trust failure and to show
up the men who were more to blame for it than the
late W. R. Arnold. It was the CHINOOK which
took up this matter when not another publication in
British Columbia dared print a line about the notorious piece of swindling.
"It is evidently intended to keep those who lost
their money constantly reminded of their injury,"
says Mr. Stevens.
BY THE WAY
WHEN TEDDY ROOSEVELT was in Victoria a few weeks ago, Dick made him a Lord.
Teddy was entertained between boats by our own
affable knight, who took the mighty hunter, among
other places, to the Provincial Museum. Coming
out of the museum to the curbing, Teddy, in a voice
which indicated that he was amused at something
or other, said: "Where now, Sir Richard?" "This
way, my lord," replied Dick, as his mauve gloved
hand pointed to the rear cushion of the motor. The
former President of the United States laughed heartily under th new honors.
CAPTAIN VANCOUVER TAKING OVER THE ISLAND OF VANCOUVER
(Dicora-.ive  painting  by Marion  Powers  Kirkpatiick tor  the new  Holel Vancouver)
Yes, that is the idea, let us present the horrible
Dominion Trust failure in all its aspects. Let us see
this side of it, where Provincial politicians have left
their marks; that side of it where Federal politicians
have had their hands; the other side of it where the
plungers and frenzied financiers had their little part
to play; let us look underneath and find the blighted
hopes, the ruined homes, the skulls and skeletons of
the people who had their little savings in Dominion
Trust���let us observe the reputation of a fair Province damned in the markets of the world.
Mr. Stevens would hush up the Dominion Trust
affair. He would, for the sake of his own skin and
the hides of other politicians, haul a curtain of charity over the ruins of the institution.
That there may never be a repitition of the Dominion Trust fraud, the interests of the people demand
that this journal shall set forth from time to time,
without fear or favor, every new phase of Dominion
Trust manipulation which may develop.
c
H. H. STEVENS, M.P., WHINES
PITIABLY
ERTAIN persons take a fiendish delight in
periodically presenting to the public a
slightly changed view of the Dominion
Trust failure. It is evidently intended to keep those
who lost their money constantly reminded of their
injury. Is it not much like rubbing salt on a fresh
wound?"
Such are the words of Vancouver's Member in
the Dominion Parliament.
Mr. Stevens, in the days when the Dominion
Trust first began to tremble, knew that the institution was built on quick sand.
Mr. Stevens knew that the Federal Department
of Finance told Mr. Bowser in 1913 that the Dominion Trust was taking deposits illegally, and that
ihe Provincial legislation which permitted this thing
to go on was what the lawyers call ultra vires.
Mr. Stevens knew that Dominion Trust funds
were being used in the promotion of the $29,000,-
OOO harbor and dock project.
Mr. Stevens, in fact, knew just as much about the
inside workings at the Dominion Trust���on his own
statements���as any man save the late managing director.
Mr. Stevens knew just as much about the Dominion Trust as Hon. W. J. Bowser, the solicitor for
the Dominion Trust and the Attorney-General for
British Columbia.
Mr. Stevens was a partner with the late W. R.
Price Five Cents
IN ENGLAND THE other day the annual meeting of the shareholders of a big company was held.
"I am pleased to report," said the managing director, "that the nett profits of the business this year are
in excess of last year's profits by �� 134,065, 1 s., our
nett profits for the year just closed are ��456,687,
Is. 6d. 1 This should be very gratifying to the
shareholders. The business has been managed
carefully, with due regard to saving wherever possible. To the Prince of Wales Fund, the Red Cross
Society and other -er- patriotic funds we have contributed liberally, and I am sure the shareholders
will find no fault with our total contributions for
these worthy causes of, in all, �� 68, 4s. 6d."
THE COMEDIAN WHO is reeve
of South Vancouver said the other
night that the work of his council
"wouldn't be allowed in Georgia." It
would be good business for the head
of the council to steer clear of the State
of Georgia.
TWO CABINET Ministers, the
Hon. Doctor Young, Minister of Education, and the Hon. Thomas Taylor,
Minister of Public Works, better
known as "Twenty-Thousand-a-Mile"
Taylor, spent a week at Buttle's Lake,
in the McBride Park, alias Strathcona
Park. They put up at the Government Shanty, a log hut which cost some
$10,000 to build, $9,000 of which
was wasted. Both cabinet ministers
carried in their hip pockets bottles containing cold tea. A pleasant weekend was had.
if if  if
IF BRITISH COLUMBIA goes
dry, life in the Parliament Buildings at
Victoria will lose much of its attraction
for many people. Behind the Speaker's chair is the door which leads to British Columbia's own private bar. This place, adjoining which
is the usual western snake room, has been the scene
of many a big night in the past. There is a deeply-
worn path from the side of the house occupied by the
ministerialists to the stair which leads to the lethal
chamber.
* * *
THIS IS HOW Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P..' answers the serious charges made against him in the
SATURDAY CHINOOK of last week: "The
CHINOOK, an obscure periodical published in
South Vancouver, indulges in periodical libellous
attacks upon public men. Why not take action, do
you ask? You cannot take "blood out of a turnip."
II When Mr. Arnold died, Stevens got himself out!
of Dominion Trust affairs with lightning rapidity., INT Tur ^rw/r-oMn/ir-M-r*
fl You see: what was the use of Stevens sticking!11N l Ht W->VLKNMENT at Victoria there is
around? You can't take blood out of a turnip.
II Gone was the company in which he was a director,
the Canada Middle West Trust ;gone was the good
old milker, the Dominion Trust; gone was the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension.
STEVENS, THOU ART COWPERED!
MR. LAIRD HAS resigned as general manager
of the Bank of Commerce. Mr. Aird has been appointed. A 'L of a difference it will make in financial circles.
not a single tiller of the soil. The Premier, before
taking up politics, laid claim to the law as his profession; Mr. Bowser, also a lawyer; Mr. Taylor,
not a farmer; Dr. Young, a medical man; W. R.
Ross, a follower of the law. '. '
fl Is it any wonder, therefore, that the Attorney-
General pleads to the voters in Ward Six that a farm
development policy in this Province is impossible.
If What does the Attorney-General know about it?
What do any of his followers know about the science
of land tilling?
f There isn't a man in the House who could harness
a horse properly, unless it be Mr. Parker Williams.
I
OUR AUSTRALIAN   BROTHERS-IN-ARMS
The Motor Cycle Corps of the National Reserve training for home defence at Sydney.    Sydney g ave an enthusiastic send-off to  the  dauntless lads who are  now driving the Turks from the
Continent  of Europe
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SATURDAY    CHINOOK
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iEtotrjrial ��ptntnna
MODERN CHIVALRY
"Our Form of Democracy
' .
"Tlii-   rights   anil   liberties   fi  Lie
people  under  our  form  of  depio,*:.i-
cy,"  spoke   Robert   Rogers     in    thi
I Commons.
Tlu- manner in which men of the
Rogers type abuse "our form of de-
l'he Ottawa Citizen prophesies thai -..mt small corner in Canada's 1 k Imocracy" is Ihe very argument which
i history may. perhaps, ba given to the nameless heroes of St. Julien #ond I bolsters Kaiser Bill dh his high ami
Ypres, of Fcstubert and Givenchy and La Bassee. "But when future genera-1 bloody throne.
tions look hack on this period of Canadian national ideas, ln.w can they fail "phis week's despatches tell of net*
lo do other than pick otlt tin names of the mighty knights of ihis era of e(,argej being |ajd against Rogers'
Business as Usual?" li may be true, The Citizen adds, "that this country lias Dan(j ������ Ma���itoba. Mrealy Sir Rod-
no Richard Coettr de Lion, but it has . . . Sir Richard McBride. Hereward the nl,������| Roblin, Coldwell and thc nth-
Wake lias long been gathered to Valhalla, but Sir Rodmond Roblin is still in crs, arc (ace/| with ��� whole list of
Winnipeg. There is no longer a Reginald Front de Boeuf, hut Canada ha- Sir crjmjna| charges.
Rudolph Forget. Were there ever knights of the Round Table to compete Rogc(.s *,M (|u. ,))..uns ani, inspjr:t.
with Sir Max Aitkin. Sir Clifford Sifton, Sir William Mackenzie, Sir Hugh don |)f Sj|. Ro(]mon<1 RoDlin's gov-
Graham, Sir Sam Hughes, S'r Frederick Borden. eminent. A- Minister ..f I'uhh.
It may he. .,f course/that the historian of the future will have lor80"ei*" Works, Rogers manipulated things
even the names of the favored notables who make nr the gallant array ol titled . in  xji(,,jt,,t,.-4 i,���- nearly a .lecailc.
Canadians today;  but  it  is more than probable  that  he  will find mom   for a
'                                                                                                                            \\ lnii ih,- situation became impos-
curious ami wondering paragraph regarding the remarkable custom ..i main- 	
laining the emblems ol chivalry in age of business,     the '-Hole process is a
,   , , ii- i.-i   ;, ;. .,.,,,.,]',.   tines  at   Uttawa.     With   the   .Mastei
good dca of a puzzle to many of those, who are. looking on while it is actually
b ,',,  '        ,  n   i ,    i   ,i. i,.,..i.      am    absent,   Robin   and   Ins    bru
in operation.   What will it bc t" tlie historian who is compelled to look back    , .  . , ,
y. ,    ,        .       . .  ,   ���  ,   ,      , ,     . ,,, ,i,:__  tier   minister-,   became   very     crude.
upon it through the mist ol years*   A knighthood may have meant something
in the days when it wns supposed to be the duty, and the pleasure, ol gallant  Nl -
men to go about ihe world redressing wrongs, although it is a disputed que-,     "Our   Form  of  Democracy"  stands
tion how much of the bravery and curtesy of the am-ii-M chivalry was dm-   for imprisonment without a fair trial.
to the deed.- of tbe knights and how much to thc imagination of the pocl? anil | pluutfef  of  the  public  treasury,  bri-
romancers; but such titles today, in a country like Canada, and having regard.bery at all elections, a levy on wliis-
for the. maimer in which they are distributed, are mostly meaningless and often Ikey   and   social   vice,     purchase .  of.
Ridiculous.   Tha* encourage fluiikeyisni and often detract attention from real  knighthoods, and "get rich quick" in
merit.   They are seldom an evidence of actual service to the country, and as  al its forms.
Ooldwin Smith has said "they have even served lo gild honor." At the present '     In  Manitoba the law's  were differ-
lime a knight of the Grand Cross of St.  Michael and St. George is awaiting lent to those in British Columbia. The
trial on a charge of having conspired to defraud the Country.��� Woodstock Sens   municipalities     handled     the     roads,
tinel-Ri view. . bridges, and most' of the public works.
��� a ^h t  .There were no curt houses to build.
CANADA'S AID TO THE RAILWAYS \ jf ^ 'bujg��    *"  'J* ��"��
ttr in tin'  Legislature there was "ik*
:    :-:    Roger ism    :-:
m
WW*7A
The Toronto  News again assures us that  "there-will he no renewal, of
h
. \ time little  cbaiiee ill   Manitoba.
But' Rogers changed all that.
lever  for  ihe  grafters  tn  pry   motley
vmp
Q't
wffi/ r
��� -*,il3^lll��^
uce appropriations for private railway builders."    llighlv as we esieetu our       ,,    .  ,     .       ,     ���    . ,- ,   ,
h      '���     ' ' ��� , !      He introduced a    public owned ile-
contemporary's candor and accuracy, we regret that we cannot accept its as- ..     , . , ,      .
1        J ' , . .. ! vator system     w.l>ich   was   nierelv    a
surance without endorsation by Sir Robert  Borden.    Were it to offer th,it,.we
should still, we are pained to say, require a bond of the railway  capitalists*.
.      ...,,,.    . iv II--- ���-'���'������ ' nl,t "' l,u' tvt'asuiy.
Messrs,  l.ash and  \\ all'Cl. ,    ^ ..,,���' I).,,,.,,,   ,.,,,,,    i���      (',,.      subsidizing      The c-y Iro.n every indivi-lual thai one meets, and that un-lernands liie conditions.   IN   TONES   LOUDER   THAN   THUNDER,  demandins
Our contemporary, having taken great pains to assure us, we u-el in iluiv K ' *
hound to give it the reasons of our doubt.    We learn from careful inquiry that , C;lll;llli:l"   N'-rthern.  another   way  ol
since 1911, the parliament o? Canada, not  to speak of the legislatures of tlicjpct'*"K ���'**' KV'*1'" ^xwk'
provinces, has voted cash subsidiaries of 25 millions to Mackenzie and  Mann. \     Rogers-put in a public-owned tele-      ���	
to wit, iii 1912, lo the Canadian Northern Alberta $3,125,000, to the Can. Nor. photic system, merely an  instrument
Pacific,   Vellowhead   Pass   to   Vancouver.  -���?(..3l!(l.()i;i!;   in   191.1,  C    X.   0*   Out.   to wring the dollars out of the Maui-     the  gang  made   their   last   spectacular
Toronto P. Ottawa, $1,600,000, Ottawa to  Port Arthur. $10,920,000; and C.  X.ltoba   farmers   for  the  enriciiment  of    plunder ot the Manitoba treasury.
Pacific, Edmonton to* Yellowhead, $3,120,000. - himself and confreres. While   Rogers   -weats   al     Ottawa
that this Parliament be dissolved and that Ihe  rights and liberties of thc people of ihis Dominion be granted to ihe,n under our form of
Democracy���HON.  ROBERT ROGERS in  House of Commons,  April 10. 1915.
In   addition,   parliament   guaranteed   the  bonds   of   Mackenzie   and   Mann
during the same  time, to the extent  of 80 millions, that  is  lo say. in    1911
Rogers'last mean-of extortion was     free  indeed, bill   anxious  and  worried
the suggestion of a new  parliament    lest  the  curt
hack   to  a   certain ]:
Laurier. Ottawa  to  Port  Arthur, ,15 millions, and in   1914. general guarantee. I building.     And   here,   on   the   --acred     day When he was asleep at the switch,
45 millions. altar of  democracy,  mi  the    corner     Roblin..Coldwell an.d-the others stand
Further, parliament in 1915, authorized Mr. White's gift of appropriation   sibt'te^ of a people's parliament' House,    in a criminal dock.
of 10 millions of Dominion bills to Mackenzie and Mann oil the pledge of bond-1
guaranteed in  1914. '       j 	
B.C.
SEWER PIPE
We are the sole Manufacturers of
Machine-Made Concrete Sewer Pipe
in British Columbia.
ANOTHER WAY TO RECRUIT
Two men were up before Judge Mac Lean at North flattlel'ord for house
I breaking. 1'lis honor gave them tin- option of enlisting or serving two years
in jail. If the first man comes safely back from the war ten to one he will
wear stripes of honor. The second ma
be a disgrace tii himself, his family ai
worked otlt a splendid equation in jnsti
Still further, cash subsidies uf $6,400 a mile were  voted by  the  Railway
Subsidies   \.t  of  1912 and   1913  to fifty-eight  railways, of which   kw are mil '
able to say how many were of Mackenzie and Mann.    Nor arc we able to say j
at present what these subsidies amounted to.
In  short,  Mackenzie and  Maun have been  mu-.l. at  least, since  1911,  inl
cash. 25 mllioiis. and in guarantees. SO millions. , . .     ,
-,-.,    ,.       , -,,      ,   ,,    ... .        . wear stripes ..I  honor.     In-  second man  will wear prison  stripes and alway
Che Grand Trunk Pacific was g ven  n 19 3, a Joan-of- 5 mil ions, and- the    ���       , ,-,-,���������,        it- r��� i      ��    i        t
~ ,-.,,, . I be a disgrace  to himself,  his  lamilv  and  Ills country,      Judge   Mad.can  ba
boyeriiment was authorized to purchase the company s three per cent, bonds
for an amount which we have nol ascertained.    In  1914. the C. T. l'.'s bonds
were guaranteed to the extent of If) millions, and. in  1915, six millions of Do- I " ."?,. *
minion bill's were made and given to tin G. T. P. on the pledge of part of tbe BEFORE COOKING POTATOKS. WASH THEM
bonds guaranteed in 1914.   The total appropriations for the 0. T.  P. were, 	
therefore, 31 millions, and apart from the Subsidies Acts the total appropria- I Marian Harland advises the women about household affairs in nearly every
tions ior these two bonds of private railway builders wen- 136 millions iii the j issue of ueaily every newspaper and magazine. She tells the women to first
years 1911, 12. 13 14 and 15 ! wash the potatoes thoroughly in good, clean water, ami then  proceed in the
From these facts we conclude that the railway capitalists and private rail-' usual way lo cook them.
way builders have been upon the country for years.    In view of the reports of ���� another page we  find an article on  efficiency  from  Louis  Brandies.
earnings and of the annual statements which we have  had. wc trust  thai   the j N'ex|  to lhal.   Dr.  Woods   Hutchinson  attends to otir  health, ami  tells us  i,,
Xcws will appreciate our reluctance to believe that these railways have now   wash olir teeth and hands freqmnily. and bathe ..ur bodies nftencr than we do
Lillian Russell tells us how to be beautiful, and another lady tells us how-
to dress. W. J. Bfyan or Theodore Roi sevclt tell its ..i our political duties.
Dr. Crane or Oliver Swett Marsden tell us of otir moral duties.
There are also tiresome givers of good advice in gardening, farming, poultry raising, flower raising, slock rai.-ing. etc.
Don't the si- people think we know anything?
1 know hundreds of cools who can cook all around Marian llarlapd, and
who have never read Marian's allvicc The he-l teacher- ill the practical affairs
..f life are hot professionals, hut practical worker-. These teachers will give
you the best advice without charge.; Marian Harland. Bryan, Dr. Crane, Dr.
Hutchinson, and all the rest, charge for suggestions known in every household
and business place for centuries.���Ed. Howe's Monthly.
DOMINION GLAZED CEMENT PIPE CO., LTD.
Office: Dominion Building, Vancouver, B.C. Phone Sey. 8285
/
turned from the public treasury chest to their own resources.    At all  events
t will see Chill our reluctance will help Sir Robert Borden to put the railways'
n th
en own resources, it that is his will.,���Toronto Weekly Sun.
THE REAL STORY OF DOC ROBINSON
Ihe piople love to praise a worthless man as much as they love to exa'H
gera.e the faults of ;, respectable man*, In the ���,����� where I live, tlie town
drunkard is named Doe Robinson. People sa
m London; that he was ,-
ay lie was once a noted surgeon
engaged to a beautiful young lady of Xc��   York, but
Save her up because his parents objected, and thus wc-.t to the dogs; that he
h��H the hes, education of any man in (own; that h, is aman of fi,,;. intellect j
h    .he is a younger s,���, ���f ��� titled family in England, and that when his hro-
���er dies,  le  will  become an  Earl.    I  looked the matter up. and disVovered
J^feg l1^"""- '"��"'  "����.. LttM'       a     la
a ,    de    a veterinary  college in  Canada,  where  he  Was born ������ .  farm
..d where he hved ���������1 he came to this country to make horse liniment   ,1,
^i^ToSrsiss ������ ' ^ �����
GAME LAWS FOR THE RICH
Bllii,-.
COAL
COAL
During  September   we   will   sell for cash our high-grade Wellington coal at reduced price.
BEST WELLINGTON  LUMP $6.50 ton
BEST  No.  1  WELLINGTON  NUT    $5.50 ton'
Delivered within  the usual limits.
TELEPHONE SEYMOUR 210
MacDONALD, MARP0LE C0.,Ltd.
B. CS MINERAL WEALTH
l-'or the first time this year receipts of ore in a single week at the smelter
at Trail exceeded 10,00(j tons during the week ended laM Saturday. For that
period the mines of Rossland shipped 6623 tons, of which the Le Roi contributed 3806. taking the lead over the Centre Star by nearly 300 tons. Rossland's
shipments for the year to date now total 274.821 tons. The Standard mine all
Silverton shipped 219 tons during the week. Its total fur the year is 267 tohs
���Rossland  Miner.
The game running a, large in ,1,.- forest- of  British Columbia ij the pro-
i^u::;,,^
��� w���v won,,, ������f a 3:;!;e?:,s, ;;t^;v:iV^prr;
WESTMINSTER  CHURCH NEWS
The wiutet' session in  Westmilistei
for occupation, in tbe course of a "few
weeks.
The opening meeting of the Young
People's meeting will bc held next
Monday,  when   a   musical   service   has
lailk roll, which is nol  equity, btit tyranny.     |��� flic case of the $10 li- | Church.  26th   Ave.  and   Sophia  Street
increased t.-''1'l."""i "" '"U* wl" "l'-<'ct* neither can any exception be made to the I has begun with the usual swing.    Af-I-H'cn arranged for.
ti.espo,;i,,ra::,:':v;i7rl;;i:'U,ir::.':i'"r\h,,,.tode,n..wtci>-���%��*' ^ ^.^ -��������-������- ^\..^..!r:^sv^eiiT'T!u\\y
f o ��� ��� '    tllose *���*���"" Cil" af'ord it. is sometliine the moid,
" 'his province will ������t submit to.-I'hocnix  11. C.  Piorfeer
.    IF I WERE A WOMAN
cleaned al  an  csnmalei
If 1  wc
vt'',e *'' w"man ' -I1'""''! he ashamed to have il said among mv neii?h-   4     ...         ,      ,,.,                                   ,    '������     -     - h   .-:;;,: ;ervice. tlie cl,. !:
��� "'is cn.it i Dossed mv husband' I should bln.il, i.   1,.-,^ i ���         .-        ,    "        ,        tended   bv   Mr.      nomas   \\ i son.     A     ���           ,, ,                ., .        .                   .
������ ,i    ,                         *                 ' ' siiouin niiisii to hear Inm referred to as hen   ,            .         .              ,              ,               Isiiig well-known oh! time hymns, and
I'eihi'ii.                                                                                                                                       I hew   ol    willing   workers.- voluntarily i,,,    ,��� ,          , ,
ttended.     The   choir   under   the
"' ' j leadership   of   Mr.   Arnold    Howard,
the church  interior is now one ol  tlie 11 .-.   .   , ��� ...
have   instituted   an   innovation   m   llie
most modern and pleasing m the city.  o..   i , ��� ,   ���
������      , . , , i Sunday evening meetings which is at-
I he   decorating   was   done   under   the L,. ,,;.,     , ,, ���,.
..,,���.,, ,    .     1 trading large   gatherings.     For   some
direction ol   Mr. J.  P.  Maben. and the\l. ,    .������ ,   .-        .,
' Mwentv niinutes before the commence-
"lass   room   alterations   were   -ttperin-1       ,,    ,- ,,, ��� ���       .,       ,    .
nieiit ol the evening service, the choir
'Ihe people have laws among themselves
the large number of early comers is a
ore powerful in their operation |K*lv'*'t,u' needed assistance, and so ,he I |ini||{   ^   ^   ^   ,g   .1|)p,.cci.ll,ll
��t,,��� .,���      , . "     ...��.��. |i"��i',iui iii iiieir operation,
' "} b,*'tlUe; l*vcry **-���'-"*���-��� ^ occasionally, but certain social laws never. *!^.T.nB *a" ;l��"T���Plls���,^ ':f *"���}��
do. I-or example, every woman who "funs" her husband, and is proud ���f i, I''ay M ''" tllC '?*?'*? pmv.de.l ,..r,
is always looked upon with disfavor, and loses more because of the lack of .'���> Sunday School has also re-
popular esteem than she gains hy having her husband under her thumb.       '      opened  after   the  vacation,  and   with
Women themselves do not like the bossy wife. This is not saying a man the reorganization completed, and an
should not be a good husband: A man should be. of course; as certainly as be augmented staff, the attendance has
should he a good citizen, or :. good father, but if he is hen-pecked, he loses a already increased beyond the cxpec-
certain respect necessary for his success, and this loss injures hiin, his wife tations of the teachers. A gymnasium
and his children.���Ed. Howe's Monthly. is being  fitted  up. and  will lie  ready
Next Sunday evening the young ladies of the congregation will act as
ushers.
An evangelistic campaign, to he under the direction of Mr. John inkster
oi Victoria; is being planned for the
first two weeks in October, to he run
under the auspices of the young People's Society.
CO-OPERATION
Even at this late day there are two kinds of electricity
supply companies, just as there are two kinds of employees
���those who work for you, and those who work with you.
An electricity supply company which merely works for
its customers ir. a time-server, but the company which
works with its customers is an invtstment that pays constant dividends.
When a customer buys our electric current he pays a moet
reasonable price and gets at the same time, without charge,
service and co-operation of proven worth.
And it is this habit of working with a customer, rather than
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Sandy thinks that  Reeve Gold should organize a  kilty regiment
in Sooth  Vancoover
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Wirl freer.-. since  I  wrote last week
on conecripshun there has been ��ome
gi > plain talk on the i|Ucstyin frae
the representatives <>' organized labo .
If yaell min', my frei n, Jim, the
Sothylist fellie. made the crack that
if contcripshun was found tae be ne-
cessary in order tae bring the war tae
a successfu termination then the work-
in' men wud support it tae a man.
Ill line wi' that we fin' Mr. Thomas,
the raihvayiiicn's M.I', in the auld
country declaim' lh.it while his body
wis oppos.l to- conscripshun, yet if
it uere shown thai it wi- the only wey
in which wc wud In able tae down the
German militarists, then it wud bc
found that the workers wud he unanimous for its adopshun. Tae him as
like lots ..' ithers, hooever, he had tae
be shown
Then   again,   the   Dominion   Trades'
hunneri o' young fellies gae rakin'
aboot tin -'re. I-, frequentin' pool
room. ,.r movie shows���weel il sets a
body thinkin'.
The excuse they fellies gie is tllat
they're agin militarism, an' sometimes
the) even gae the length ������' tryin' tae
-ii .�� whaur Britain micht hae kept
oot thc war by excrcisin' a wee hit
ma;'.' diplomacy.
As  if  ony  amount    o'    diplomacy
could atone for iln- horrible outrages
j perpetrated   by   they   dirty   murderers
on their march across ruined Belgium.
An' if oor statesmen had committed
sic an atrocious blunder as tae hae
stood by "neutral." then sharely we
wud be deservin' o' the fate that wud
he ii! store for us efter the Huns bad
achieved their true purpose an' became possessed o' the Channel ports.
They young fellies should be honest
ony ifiuniceepal employee tae jine
agin hi- will. Every man's a keeper o'
his ain conscience, an' when onybody
waul- ta. control that���then tyranny
e .in. s in.
In wan ������' hi- in-   . bluster, iln  .
said h. wud - .��� that a' unmerried men
wud cither jine rs or forfeit
their j..|i- 1-r.i. wha' I ..in learn thc
men c mnei ted wi' '!:������ Municecpal
Hall hae responded very nobly tae the
ca'. Tin- polis force has contributed
very near haul' its number, an' the fire
brig ele  has done equally well.
Frae what 1 ken o' the yins that
are left. I dinnie think I wud be faur
'a rang in sayill' lhal ony o' tin- lol
them wud he tickled tae dathe tae follow in their comrades' fo .tstcps���if il
wisnie for reasons be* .nd their control.
At   ony   rale,  what   richt  has   Reevi
Gold   tae   tak   they   autocratic   powers
] upon himsel ?
i
in tie he a big enough
��� tae keep municeepal
hiziiesr  like this.    He
i' th.- workin' cless 'n
staim'
Can he no' le
man tae he al
| politics  oot   o'  ;
has a puir idea
general if he thinks that they
for ony dictashun like that.
Richt here. I svud a>k him the plain
an' plump questyin���what wey does he
no 'enlist himsel an" .-In w an example?
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no' organize a regiment himsel o',
say. Sooth Vancoover Kilties. He
could maybe even gel permission frae
the  war office  tae  ca'  them efter   his
ain name.    I  wunder,  Eddie, yae never  thocht   o'  that.    Tire   Sooth   Varied  Golden  Highlander-.    Gee that
wud -....ml hiaw.    The name itsel wild
h.   an  asset  an' if some  o' tiny  Cer-
tiian fellies that were licit:' roon aboot
litre-   heard   alio..I   it,   they   wud   mare
���than likely send a  special  message lae
the Imperial llun in Germany tae be
���aaic an' pit his very last  regiment in
'the trenches  opposite  them.      There
I wud be undyin' glory in store for that
I regiment.
When  folk  want tae tak a  ri-.
"    Scotsmen   they   generally   attempt
la.  couple the reeve's race wi' them as
bein1  kin  o'  hauf brithers���that's  the
reason I wud suggest a kiltie regiment.
It  wud  he  a  rale  treat   tae  see   Eddie   on   horseback,   dreelin'   that   regiment.    They micht be abl�� tae pit the
.Gold lots tae some usefu' purpose tae,
an' wi'  Little  Mountain lyin' hatindy.
'it could be made tae serve as a sort
ii.'  miniature   Dardanelles,  so  that   iu
[case they   went again   the Turk, they
wud hae an awfu advantage.
If ever the regiment got owre the
stage o' bein' vetoed an' went tae the
front���heaven help the   Huns.
Then   again,   frae   his   experience   in
the cooncil  Eddie wud he able la    g:.-
i them a special eddicashun in the use o'
| "gas." 1 dinnie think ony ..' the British
regiments hae made ony use o' that
commodity up tae now.   Wi' Eddie tae
I learn them the Germans wud need tae
.hae  double  strong respirators tae   enable   thciii   lac   withstaund     ony     onslaught   in   tllat   line.     Then   again   if
that didnie work', he could fa' hack on
his auld   staiidhye an'  veto  the  wl
bloomin* bizness���an' the ,var wud be
owre.
1   dinnie     ken     what     wcy     Eddie
didnie    think    o'    it    himsel,       He's
sic a stickler for economy, by the wey.
Trench diggin' is wan o' tlie maist important features o' thi- war. an' here
jwc are employin' men at three dollars
! a  day.  when  he  micht  get   them   dug
'.free.    He'- n..' the big held I an' a lot
! marc thocht lie wis. or else he wild hae
I seen   this   afore   noo.     Gee.  jist   think
o'  the   thoosan's  o'  dollars  ile   could
save  the municecpality an' him lettin'
iit slip by him.    What a fine chani
', killin'   twa  birds   wi'   wan   staue.   as  it
I were.
Xaw. naw. Eddie, dinnit   come ony
i o' they trick- tryin' tae mak a man dae
TRAINING   CANADA'S   OVERSEAS  EXPEDITIONARY   FORCES
The ovens at   Bariicfield  Caniii.  Ontario, thawing the manner in which  bread  is  baked  [or  Ihe  soldiers���It  is  good bread  at  that
somethin
inly  a   w i
langer o' losin' yaer prestige
man   as   yet,
Congress, sittin' in Vancouver thisiw.i' thcmsels n Ihey cannie be honest
week went on record, in nac tinmistak- wi' i'Jurs. an' if they feel a wee bit
I able term- as ne iheir desire tae see chicken-herted, weel thy're hitter here
this war brocht tae sic a conclusion .than in thc trenches���-at ony rate they
that the Huns wud never again be i should drop '.heir role o' high diplo-
able  tae attempt  tae  cairry oot   their mats.
idea o' military autocracy.   The)   .1- ���      Hooever,  for a'  that.  1   wudnie  hi
are opposed  tae conscripshun  for  the  an advocate o' forcin' men tae go agr
in-.
as Mr. Thoma
'ly
HOW THE DANGERS OF FIRE MAY BE MINIMIZED
The season is fast approaching when cool evenings will demand tlie starting of fires in'our homes. September and October have become known to
firemen as the months when chimneys and flues cause the most trouble.
The following suggestions of .���-. practical nature, if faithfully followed, will
do much to prevent damage to property and loss of life.
STOVES.���Place a stove-hoard on the wood floor under the stove, and
extending at least twelve inches in front of the ash pit door. Protect all walls
and partitions within two feet if any stove wilh a metal shield, leaving an airspace between the shield and the wall.    Leave no kindling or other w I in
the oven over night.    Do not hang clothes too near the stove or stovepipes.
PIPES.���See that the lengths of stovepipe are well fitted together, free
from rust boles and parted seams, wired firmly and fitted perfectly into the
chimney. Stovepipes passing through partitions, wall, floors, attics and roofs
are dangerous at best. Where these must pass through partitions, wall- or
floor, always use a large, ventilated double thimble. Vou should examine the
stovepipes in the attic. They may come apart or rust. Fluff and spider webs
are likely to gather on and around them, to bc set on fire when you least expect
it.
CHIMNEYS.���Chimneys should be built from the ground up, and never
Test on wood supports. The settling of the woodwork will cause cracks in the
chimney. Nor should the chimney walls be used to support joists or other
woodwork. Soft brick and poor mortar are often responsible for defects in
the chimney. Use a good quality of brick and cement mortar. Chimney walls
should be at least eight inches thick, the flue of ample size and lined with fireclay or terra cotta. Never stuff up the flue holes with rags or paper, nor cover
them with anything but a metal stock.   Chimneys should be cleaned frequently.
FURNACES.���Protect all woodwork above and around boilers, if within
three feet, with a metal shield, also all woodwork near furnace pipes. It is
best to rivet the lengths of pipe together to prevent disjointing. The pipe
should fit perfectly into the chimney. Examine the pipe frequently for rust
boles or other defects. Keep them free from dust, fluff anil spider webs, which
are easily ignited.
DEFECTS.���Defective stoves, boilers, furnaces, pipes and chimneys
should be promptly repaired or replaced.
OVERHEATING.���Beware of overheating stoves, boilers, furnaces and
pipes.
ASHES.���These should never bc placed in wooden receptacles or bins,
on wood floors or against wood partitions, walls, fences, buildings or any other
woodwork. Use metal receptacles only, and dump ashes away from all buildings.
CARE.���These matters are technical, but very simple and merely call for
ordinary care. You cannot afford to be careless, when the lives of your loved
ones, and the property of yourself and neighbors, are at stake. Let "Care and
Caution" be the watchword and in this way assist in reducing Canada's enormous fire loss.
My   ain   impression   is   that   it I
necessary���at the present    time,
iheir   will���an'   that's   wan   o'   the
failin's o' the conscripshun idea.
An again I dinnie think it- richl
impany
rporaslutn     tae
wha.should ken better than Kitchener.!haud a gun at ony .' their employees'
Hclias been very reluctant even tae heids an' tell them they've got tae
suggest that il micht be necessary, i jine or forfeit their jobs. There michl
A' the same. 1 often think, ii wiul|come a time some day when they
he the fairer wcy o' gaun abooi the j companies micht rue it.
bizness. When I hear aboot nun wi' An' again tae come tae our ain wee
fower an' five bairns throwin' up theirjeorner o' the empire. I dinnie think
jobs   tae   go   an'   dae   their   hit.   while   Reeve   Gold   has  ony   richt   tae   force
  attempt ony tiling like t!'
saj s:
'.    .,'' I
what   I  can sec there's naethin   in the  "Oh wad sonn  p iwer t!
world should prevent him frae applyin'    Tae sec oorsels as ith
lac the recruitin' sergeant, lie ha- nac
depend, nt-   tae   provide   for.   an'   frae
notside    observation,    his      physique
shouldnie he a har t; e his jiuin'.
Maybe lie thinks he's iwre important a pe,rsonagi tat sacrifice an' that
11. C. an' mar, especially S iotti Vancoover wudnie be able tae get on
withoot him, but it I ken the feclin
o' the big maji rity o' the ratepeyers
richtly-they wild echo the song in the
"Mikado":
As Kali'
Tt wad frae mony a blunder free u
An' fuleish notion,"
Quit yaer kiddin', Eddie.
Your- through the heather,
SANDY   M VCPHERSON.
"We've got  him on our  list.
He   never   would,  he   missed."
Or, better still, what wey should he
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FOUR
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1915
AN INTERVIEW WITH ED. HOWE,
OF POTATO HILL, IN THE SUNFLOWER STATE
Where They Eat Potatoes Skins and All :���
The Tramp Printer  Who Became  a   Millionaire Tells Saturday
Chinook How He Runs an Ad-less Newspaper
Away off in a eorner of the Vancouver newspapers the other
day appeared a little item to the effect that "Mr. E. W. Howe of
Kansas City, is a guest of Mr. C. A. Lyford."
It struck one instantly that the presence of Mr. Howe in Vancouver should be worthy of more prominent mention. For Mr. Ed.
Howe is an outstanding figure in American journalism.
Ed. Howe possibly had never heard of the SATURDAY
CHINOOK, but the SATURDAY CHINOOK had heard of
Howe. Early in the week, the Lyford home was reached over the
phone. Mr. Howe was out of town, cruising up the coast with one
of the family. Would be back on a certain day. On that day the
Lyford home was again communicated with.
Yes, Mr. Howe was in. Who wanted to speak to him? He
was busy preparing to leave for the south.
The upshot of it was that the SATURDAY CHINOOK
made an engagement to meet Mr. Howe at the Great Northern station fifteen minutes before the train left for Seattle.
Scores of men and women were at the depot when the SATURDAY CHINOOK arrived. We had no description of Howe's personal appearance, never had seen his photograph. We sized up the
crowd, decided that the smooth-shaven man over there, with the black
soft felt hat, with the narrow band and rounded top���the man with
the wide set, black eyes, was some personality or other.
Yes, it was Ed. Howe.
Our interview with Howe lasted exactly eight minutes.
"Only the one way to run a newspaper, young man," said
Howe, "and that is to tell the simple, useful truth at all times, fear no
man or corporation or party. Never let personal bitterness influence
the policy of the paper. Approve of every good act by whomever
performed.
"Be polite, fair and industrious, and use the experience of others
so abundantly available and you and the community you serve will
be at once benefited without waiting for the success of any particular
movement which will probably be long delayed.
"The one essential for a locomotive is to stay on the track."
if if if tf
This is what Mr. Howe, from the prohibition state of Kansas,
had to say on the temperance question:
"I lately attended a meeting of bank directors at which all the
securities were gone over and the general position of the hank discussed. The patrons of the bank were discussed mercilessly. And
praise lor the good ones was as promptly given as criticism for the slow
ones. The points insisted upon for acceptable borrowers were: 1.
Honesty, since that is the first essential in everything; 2. Politeness,
since impoliteness injures a man's business and credit; 3. Industry,
since idleness is a bad sign; 4. Temperance, I heard it said several
times: He is drinking too much or running around too much.
"The bank had money to loan, and was anxious to get it out;
it was anxious to stretch a point and help the deserving; it was anxious to encourage useful enterprises and show public spirit, but first
and foremost, it wanted its money back.
"A stenographic report of that directors' meeting would prove
useful as a practical sermon. Every good quality was commended
liberally; every bad quality was denounced with charity. There were
good men on the board, and what is more intelligent men. They
knew everyone under discussion. Every bad habit of every man in
town was known and discussed: not as gossip but as business. Your
record is not only known in every bank in your town but in almost
every house.
"People will commend your good qualities, never fear as to
lhal; if you are a strong man, the people want your business, your assistance. Likewise if you are a bad risk, they do not want your business, unless you pay cash; and no one will care for you socially unless
you have a vote to cast; then the politicians will declare you are as
good as anybody, an assertion the community has long disputed."
T     *    ,T     T
When Mr. Howe was editor and owner of the ATCHISON
GLOBE and other newspapers throughout the State of Kansas, he
was hated by the professional politicians, the trusts, the railways. He
was the enemy of vice and of the booze traffic. He preached the
gospel of straight, simple living, and the gospel of the square deal,
and his papers were read in most of the homes of Kansas.
"The one essential for a locomotive is to stay on the track," and
Mr. Howe believed this was also an essential for the newspaper. Consequently when he started out after anything, he stayed on the track
and usually accomplished the end in view which was usually in the
best interests of the people.
This man, who had walked into the west a tramp printer, made
more than a million dollars out of his newspapers.
"I have only one claim to fame," said Mr. Howe to the SAT-
.     URDAY CHINOOK, "and that is that I live just as I want to. I
follow my bent and I do just about as I like.
"I am retired from active business and I live at Potato Hill,
near Atchison. I have a farm there. Some days I take a turn at the
woodpile and buck up a cord or two of wood. Some days I write
and I get out a paper every month, named the E. W. HOWE
MONTHLY, subscription rate 10 cents a year, a dollar for life.
This is an ad.-less paper. If the subscribers don't like what I say in
it, they are at liberty to cancel the subscriptions. The advertisers
can't object to it, because 'they ain't any.' I am a free and independent newspaper man, the freest on the North American continent,
bar none.   Therefore I am happy.
"I have been sailing along the coast here," said Mr. Howe,
"with my friend, Lyford. This is a marvellous country. Lyford has
a boat. It is his automobile. He cranks up the boat to go up Howe
Sound way, just as I would crank my Ford preparatory to going into
town. I have never enjoyed a trip so much as I have this journey to
British Columbia."
Time was limited. "Independence among newspapers? Well,
I think we have you beat in the United States along these lines. You
see, our interests over there are diversified. Hence there is no one
institution to dominate the newspapers, no two or three institutions.
There is probably such a thing as the paid press, but it is going rapidly.
Papers over there are becoming better, more independent in politics,
standing for honesty in business and government.'
���r    *r    *fr    "r
Mr. Howe is 62 years of age, a pioneer in Kansas, of good
British stock, maybe of the same strain as the late Joseph Howe, the
Nova Scotian, whose speech against prohibition the PROVINCE
printed the other day. Joseph Howe was in favor of temperance, if
against total prohibition.   Ed. Howe is in favor of temperance.
Joe Howe fought a duel or so. Ed. maybe draws the line at
duels. E. W. Howe is a fighting, fearless man just as Joe was. His
ad.-less monthly, at ten cents a year, is one of the wonders of the
United States. He is said to have made the monthly a self-supporting proposition. He claims a circulation of 15,000. There is no
reason why he should lie about the circulation. You see, he carries
no advertisements.
CHINOOK EDITOR WILL FACE FAMOUS GOLD
CRIMINAL LIBEL CHARGE
-Will
Case will come before Fall Assizes, which open October 4th
likely be followed wilh much interest
': Next week the criminal libel action started by Edward Gold against
the editor of the SATURDAY CHINOOK will likely be heard before the Fall Assizes.
'j This action is ihe outcome of an article published in these columns
last spring ,in which Gold was referred to as being a "disloyal and
contemptible cad."
fi Gold sought ihe arrest of the CHINOOK editor, who appeared
before Magistrate Raney and elected to be tried by jury, being allowed out on bail of $6,000.
fl The case received wide attention last spring, and it is likely to be
followed with considerable interest. Former Judge Alex. Henderson appeared for Gold at the preliminary enquiry, Mr. Murray being
defended by Mr. Joseph Martin, K.C.
The allegedly libellous article was based upon a statement made
by Gold that old country people in South Vancouver lived in England "on the smell of an old rag."
fl At the preliminary hearing Gold swore that he didn't say "the smell
of an old rag," but "the smell of an oil rag."
The Telephone
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l.aih smith, B.C., Sept. 14. 1915.
Mr. A. L. Creech,
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Ladysmith. II. C,
Dear Sir,���Your bill for use of telephone f'.r last month
came to hand. 1 may say although bills are rather unwelcome
visitors these hard times, the telephone bill is an exception M
that rule. We had very good reason to appreciate having tfie
telephone in the house, for during the terrific bush fires which
raged round us, wc surely would have lost all our buildings had
we not been able, with the use of the telephone to get help from
many miles distant.
In that connection wc very much appreciate your promptness in repairing the wires which were disconnected by burning
trees falling across them. As the wires were broken down Saturday night we did not expect them repaired until Monday, but
Wire agreeably surprised to find our 'phone working again early
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Steamer New Delta will leave from
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(Foot of Columbia Ave.)
For PORT MOODY
and I0C0 CtC0")
DAILY   EXCEPT  SUNDAYS
At 6.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Returning leave Port Moody at
8.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m. and 4.45 p.m.,
except Saturday, when she will
leave Port Moody at 12.00 a.m.
SUNDAYS
Leave Vancouver at 1.30 p.m. and
8.00 p.m.
Leave   Port   Moody   at   4.45   p.m.
and 9.20 p.m.
Express or Parcels Reasonable
Rates
STEAMER LEAVES ON TIME
This   Schedule   subject   to   change
without notice
KENT & SON
SECONDHAND   STORE
Can  supply  your  needs  at  right
prices.
COLLINGWOOD EAST
(Right at Station)
Y
OU WILL GET VALUE
AND SATISFACTION BY
PATRONIZING
Crossland's Store
4S20  MAIN  STREET
A nice clean stock of Groceries,
Candys and Tobacco.
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SArORDAY^CHINOOK
"THE   LITTLE   PAPER    WITH    A    MESSAGE"
If We will send it any place, on the Globe for $1.00 a year.
That figures out at less than 2 cents a copy. We are independent, unfettered. We like your words of encouragement, but must have your support.
If We are the only weekly of interest to all classes, all
places, published in Vancouver.
fl Next week the Saturday Chinook will carry some splendid illustrations, better editorials, live special articles.
fl Yes; we are out against John Barleycorn. In fact we
were the first paper to tackle him in British Columbia. TfKDAV, SEPTEMBER 25, 1915
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
FIVE
Ballad of Bowser's Jail
i.
"Uuild a wall aboui this Province,"
- iid a traveller in disgust;
���ior the people are corrupted
i j the money-thirst or lust.
ml the voice of public conscience
)   laid silent in the dust "
Where the greedy grafter  garners
More than all the farmers grow;
Where the rulers roll in riches
1 rom  the poll  they  take,  you  know;
ml the workers pledge their franchise
.-    they may a pay-cheque show.
Where a  host  of public  servants
Mover round and draw  their pay;
Where the classes are protected
Let the fees be what they may;
And the common people wonder
A hen will dawn a better day.
There you find a rotten system,
breeding poverty and crime.
Where the human sinks in morals
ior thc dollar and the dime:
And the outside seems to shun us
Since tbe last election-time.
II.
Hill   Bowser beats about  the bush
\iui blows to beat the band���
"The secret art of government
None else can understand;
i'nt  Liberals in, they'll show our sin;
Forget it'- I command."
Such egotism never was
Since John defied the barons;
Hill he caved in and so will Bill
When hunted from hi.s warrens;
Though many friends obtain their ends
By winking at his darin's.
Tin' women of tin- underworld
Aie friends of Bill's, by jovel
For every place- where money moves
Tiny well protected rove:
\nd every gink who yields to drink
Gets swindled of his love.
'l'i,.- Indians will -wear by  Hill
The cheques were g 1 tor gold;
They signed away their claims for cash
1 tin- quarter-million cold.
1- title clear'    Well now, sec here,
\'o fool like one that's old."
\ml Hill has scouts on every hand,
l'i union, lodge or club;
With their eyes upon the current
li   the street  or in  lh.'' "pub."
.'   ''hing the signs, reading their lines,
Ki  ping control of the cub.
I','-" youngsters toddling off to school
An- taught to doff their hat,
\iul cheer for Hill and  Richard
Till the voice goes sharps of flats,
Rubbing it in toughens their skins.
Making them blinder than bats.
When Bill admits he erred a bit.
"You put me there," says he;    ���
"Depositors I'm sorry for.
Hut how can they blame me'*
They bad the right to each take fright
Sonic months before, you see."
Now Bowser, Reid & Wallbridge
With other partners' too.
Have  moved to Seymour Street and
left
Dominion  Trust askew.
"I'll hide my head," the ostrich said.
When hunters came in view.
When the men's committee stated
There  was gas  in  yonder mine,
The first inspector acquiesced,
Hut the next one said " Ml fine!"
Then   Bill  turned coarse, and ordered
force
To aid the coal combine,
Arrests  and  fines,  and   costly   courts
With months in jail  to spend:
Despite a large petition, too.
A youth came to his end;
No pity shown, all jobless thrown.
While soldiers still attend.
This Bowser made a fortune
In a few years paid by us;
With a toll on every favor,
And no one made a fuss;
But graft grew  high,  investors  fly
And now we're in a muss.
Arise and end this jaildoni  life
Iu the freedom of the vote:
Terminate all this labor-strife;
Cut out the party coat:
With all for each within  our reach-
Society'- antidote,
���V. VIDETTE
Vancouver, September 20, 1915,
Theatrical Notes
Pantages Theatre
What   promises   to   be   one   of   the
strongest ami best balanced bills the
Pantages has shown since its opening
will be on tap this week, opening with
the matinee performance on Monday,
The headline attraction will be the
Lombard!   Grand   Opera     Quintette,
composed of stars of the former Lombard! Opera Company. These singers
made such a pronounced hit at this
theatre some time ago that a return
engagement was practically demanded.
They will be heard in gems from the
grand operas.
For tbe added feature of the week
Manager Graham has arranged for
the appearance of the celebrated Bot-
tomly troupe, one of the best-known
organizations ,of the kind in vaudeville. The Bottomlys are comedy
gymnasts. \^
Then there will also be Charley Case
Charley  i~ the popular  comedian  who
has  a  vast  fund  of  stories about  his
father,     lie  has a slock  of brand-new j
ones this year,
Howard .iml White, man and maid,
will offer their latest little funny
sketch. "Billy's Awakening," that has
proved an efficient laugh-producer
thus far on its lour of tin- circuit.
The Santucci Trio, musical wizards
with a big reputation iu the East and
elsewhere, will also be conspicuously
present on the program,
Tin- Bimbos are comedy pantomime
entertainers who have some new
stunts of this kind to display.
Prohibition
WHERE THE WHISKEY
TRAFFIC IS AN ECONOMIC
BLUNDER AND DELUSION
Last week we presented the moral argument for prohibition to
our readers as thc first of our articles on this now burning question.
We chose this aspect of the argument designedly, as we are of those
who believe that the moral instincts of the people are deep-rooted
and in the main sound, and that an appeal to these will meet a right
response. The old Latin phrase, "Vox Populi Vox Dei" is truer
than we think. The moral qualities in the average man are the mainspring of his actions. Present to him ihe right way of a thing and he
will lake it unless he deliberately tramples his better judgment underfoot. This belief in the innate rectitude of the people's instincts
makes as sure thai now the question is before them for their decision,
prohibition is about to be adopted in the Province of British Columbia, as it has been in the sister provinces.
The second argument for prohbition is from the economic side.
An ingenious statistician has figured out in dollars and cents the capitalized value to the world of each individual born into it.    If they
The present war has turned the searchlight of public opinion
upon the question of national efficiency, and the elimination of waste.
In the British Isles it has become a burning question. There they
have had thrust upon their attention as by a sudden illumination, the
enormous economic waste engendered by the consumption of liquor.
So impressed was the nation by the seriousness of the situation, that
the policy of prohibition came immediately to the front. For a time
it held the field and was on the eve of being legislated upon. Press,
people and parliament were ready for the pregnant step, when down
came the liquor interests and squelched the whole thing. Vested interests, almighty in England, extinguished the now enlightened will
of the people, and the doom of a new and better era for the old country was sealed. This must not happen inBritish Columbia when the
voters get to grips with the liquor crowd this time, or their chances of
establishing a better, cleaner province will be paralysed for the future. When it is remembered that the drink bill of the United Kingdom is $800,000,000 per annum, one can understand the desperation
of these liquor lords to hold on to it.    "On sight pay to the order of
I've got them,
all guessing
And wondering how I'm able to .-.-il
such good reliable GROCERIES, PROVISIONS and FRUITS al prlcea 20 per
i>*ii i lower than regularly charged, l
tin ii li my buying aa Car aa possible
direct with the manufacturers ami
packers, Every time I can do his i
save iln- middleman's share and this Is
iln- big difference l pasa along in my
customers. Any time you're tn Hastings Siri-i-t drop ir for curiosity ^nK"
nnd see what kind <>i a store I have
here- you'll   bo   delighted.     H< re   are
I some ni* our  every  day  prices- -heaps
I more  besides  tins.'  too:
i
I'xirn NiH-i'ini Creamery Hti*.t��*r, reg. 10c
my price 'Mi l-ilc
Dairy lttiit<>r, reg, 35cj my i>rU-��* 27^c
I luivr (n.si received n shipment of the
i*'in��'si Canadian Cheese, reg, !2Kvi my
price      I"'2<-
\o.   i    ii;.t.l   Wheal   Flour,   niillcil   in I
B.C..  r*-ic.  91*761   m>   price 81.40
Lake  of  the   Woods,   Royal  Standard,
Hobtn   Hood   and   Purity   Flour,   reg:
$2.00; my price   91.00
Pastry Flour... .reg, 35c; My price Site
Hrenklast Food, reg, 86o; My price 24c
H.  &  K. Oats,  reg.   40c;  My price :>5t*
Corn   Meal    reg.   3Rc;   My  price  30c
Rice reg.  iic; My price 4c
Tapioca and Sago, reg, 7c; My price 6c
Fry's Cocoa, .. reg. 26c; My price 20c
Potatoes, 1001b. sk, reg. 76c; My pr. 66c
1000 Picnic Hams, rg, 15ti; My pr.' 13c
Fancy sliced Hacon, r*ff. 86c; My pr, 26c
Dry Salt Hacon. reg. 18c; My price lie
I-'Trull     Men 1    iiimI    Fowl
Nicely Dressed Fowl, rff. 22; My pr. 18c
Local Veal Legs, reg. '���J-""*; My price 18c
Local Mutton Legs, rg. 28c; My pr. 2Uc
Stewing Veal, reg, 18c; My price 23c
Mali Order* promptly ruled
S.T. WALLACE
riir*-  Pood  Grocery  store
II     HASTINGS      STHI-.KT     WEST
, the British Liquor Magnates, Unlimited, the sum of $800,000,000,
die prematurely, so much value is lost to the world. Ii they come to fo). va*ue receivec*/' So runs the British public's note to the vested
maturity, they begin to contribute this value, and if spared to the end: interests who throttle its will! Canada's annual note to her saloon
of average life, they have fully paid up. By this showing, the appal-! keepers and the interests who own them is $103,000,000, British
ling infantile mortality in our cities due directly to drink brings us i Columbia's in proportion.   For "value received" let us read " for loss
c       ,    c '.l      .. ���..J���..��� ^nn~,n>r L,c     F�����v mflnnnrp iViat I and injury sustained, for waste entailed, for wrecked lives, ruined
face to face with a stupendous economic loss,    livery intiuence mat >   j ���
.,, ���    i    ��� ��� ��� ��� .i i 'homes and inetlicient labor,    and we gel the correct designation oi
lends to shorten life or cripp e its activities entails economic loss in .,     t ,     ,   .     M ,        ,.     ,   , . ,  , ...   , ,     ,
���ciiuo --j uiuii&ii kk i I our s'de of the deal.    Nor is the collosal drink bill the only charge
direct ratio to its potency. Here then is a problem for the British; saddled upQn [he comniunity fey tj,e liquor traffic. To it has to be
Columbia voters to face when they are called upon to vote in the i adc]ed a large proportion of the cost of the police, the criminal courts,
forthcoming plebiscite. Whether to continue the institution of the j asylums, penitentiaries, relief of destitution. Drink and crime are
saloon, with its accompanying vicious results, and perpetuate condi-, close associates.    The saloon is the nursery and club of the tough.
.1- _,...������ ������������,;,. l���cc i��� tUn rr,mmi-n'tv   ni- hatiish The enormous withdrawal of grain from food to manufacture liquor
lions entailing enormous economic loss lo the community, or oanisn
it for good.   That is the question.   We believe the common sense of
ie people of British Columbia will have no difficulty in choosing I hand ^ vclume of moncy nQW polmng ]&-sUy through lhe sa!oon
the latter alternative. cash register if directed into legitimate channels, would fertilise and
In all civilized communities thc value of the individual is be- j fructify the economic life of the country.   The home would be better
coming more and more a question of public recognition.     To have
ell born, well nurtured and well trained is lhe earnest
adds to the price of the loaf.   The whole bad business binds in us an
enormous burden too grievous to be borne any longer.    On the other
urn1;
lied, the family would be better fed and clothed, the theatre
would be oftener visited, and life altogether would bc more joyous.
i The
its young well uum    .   *> �������'�����- ���>"�� �����������  ������  - ~.
, ,. ,        , -r   i , i l.     ���������   The savings of Ihc people would ho through the banks into procluc-
concern of every en hghtened state.     1 o have its wor.-cmen, business ��. r , ��
1 live industries, thus increasing employment.
men and whole economic machinery efficient is now the slogan of
every nation. The war, horrible as it may be, has given point to this'
worthy aim. British Columbia is no whit behind in recognition of the
fact that her true "veins of gold'' and best productions are full-
breathed, bright-eyed, and happy-hearted human beings. We would
lead forth our children and say as the Grecian mother once said.
"These arc my jewels." In the loving atmosphere of home, in the
school, in the workshop, no care, no expense, no pains are considered
too great in fitting the rising generation to take their places efficiently
in the activities of tbe community. And yet we have up till now
tolerated, licensed and in every way encouraged the institution of the
saloon which sooner or later will cross the path of multitudes of these
costliest of human products, and undo all that has been done to make
them efficient and worthy members of the state. This is econonr.c
insanity unworthy of a thinking people. It has got to stop, and the
opportunity has now come to stop it in British Columbia as has been
done in sister provinces. Let us seize the present opportunity to pul
lhe new generation on the right path.
In the
pr
���sent economic condition of British Columbia, apar!
;ra*n more g teral considerations of social reform, prohibition is al
ihis crisis urgently called for. Thc institution of the saloon has been
under condemnation for generations. The hour has at last struck
for its suppression throughout ihis province. No better opportunity
may come in our generation for dealing the liquor incubus its deathblow.   Let lhe people arise and express their convictions at the forth- .
begin for which future genra-
coming pleliscits and a new era wi
tions will Hess us.
Next week we wil
ment for prohibition.
have something to say
on th'
ie medical argu-
OCTOBER 6TH, THE LAST DAY!
<T Not the last day of the world, but last day to get your name on the
Provincial Voters' List. Call tonight at the Liberal Club, 28th Ave.
and Main Street, or at any of the political clubs,
"j!  If you want to see the country put back on its feet, you'd better get
on the list.
Classified
Advertisements
FLORISTS
wr
One night he bows tn Labor
And boldly tries to speak;
He couldn't put it over
Ty'.'.gh he stayed there for a week;
/ iu  young man  old, with lust for
gold,
Your past offences reek,"
TIT.
Criminals all in the party ranks
Who work for a darn machine;
Criminals, they of Sunday cloth
Helping  the  folk unclean;
Criminals they of the labor world
Who compromise for the "green."
Honest  men cannot stand the stench
That maketh the air impure:
To earn their daily bread they go to
the trench
Where death is near and sure;
Or find a field and service field
Awav from thc city's lure
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,
dock and jewellery repairs think
Appleby, 438 Richards St., lvilf 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.
WANTED, a few pupils for piano by
certificated teacher. Terms very
reasonable.���Miss Roscoe, 4410 Ontario St.     Phone Fairmont 1255 R.
SOME  OF  CANADA'S GALLANT  SONS WHO  HAVE DONE THEIR  BIT  AND ARE   NOW   BACK   AGAIN   IN   THE   LAND   OF   THE   MAPLE
A group of invalided soldiers photographed on the SS. Missanabic at Quebec. Reading from left to right their names are:���Front row���Sergt. Anderson. Brockville; Pte.
Lennox. Toronto; Pte. Brown, Montreal; Pte. J, A. Lemay, Montreal; Lancc-Corp. Eversfield. Toronto; Pic. H. Fleming. Sarnia; Pte. P. Lalonde, Toronto. Back row���
P. Brown, Midland; Pte. White, London; Pte. Langstaff, Kemptvillc; Pte. F. J, Paradicc, Winnipeg; Pte. J. Wilsthrie. Toronto; Pte. E. W. Greene, Otterville; Pte.
Wm.  Odell,  St.  Stephens.  N.B.;  Pte.  F.  MacCallock,  Wawanesa, Man.;  Pte.  A.   H. Rothwell, St. Catherines; Pte. A. Houle. Montreal
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SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 25; 1915
"ir
Jingle Pot Coal
���   Ask Your Neighbour
We Sell Stove Wood
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co., Ltd.
Phone Fair. 2500        Phone High. 226        Phone Fraser 41
HILLCREST DAIRY
PURE PASTEURIZED MILK
No Preservatives No Adulteration
Purity Guaranteed
11 Quarts for 1 Dollar
131 FIFTEENTH AVENUE WEST
Phone Fairmont 1934
SOUTH VANCOUVER NIGHT
SCHOOLS
Use your spare time tc increase your efficiency and c'.rning power.
Better informed men .Mid women make better citizens.
Night Schools will he opened in South Vancouver at an early date.
Enrolment will take place at the following schools:���
GENERAL WOLFE, Twenty-seventh and Ontario Street.
SELKIRK, Twenty-second and Commercial Drive.
MACKENZIE, Forty-sixth and Fraser Street.
CARLETON, Kingsway and Joyce Road.
on Monday, October 4th, between 7 and 9 p.m.
A fee of three dollars ($3.00) will be charged, but this will be returned when pupil has completed 75 per cent, of possible attendances.
BOARD OF SCHOOL TRUSTEES,
SOUTH VANCOUVER.
DREAMLAND
H.   H.  DEAN.  Proprietor
COR. TWENTY-SIXTH AVENUE AND MAIN STREET
DAMON & PYTHIAS ��� IN FIVE PARTS
SEPTEMBER 27 and 28
FAIRMONT THEATRE
18th and Main Street
THE GOOD WIFE
All the Latest in Motion Pictures
A ijf0lf&ay in Nutm ��mita
A Visit to Halifax
11*
During i two weeks' holiday in Nova
Scotia a visit to Halifax is a happy
round-out of an enjoyable summer's
trip. Halifax, with it, marvellous harbor and havens, it- wonderful situa-
tion, ii-i historic associations and its
storied walls, is a reminder, oi tl��
glories and romance of the past, as
well as a promise nf a still more glorious future. For, with tbe increasing!
veins it gains ill importance and prestige. Guardian of the North its destiny in te developing future i- full of
import.
As a historic cily il has much to en-1
or add a wing. Ami once a band of
sapient legislators wanted to sill Government House to Americana for a
summer hotel. May the band wither
that attempts to alter a stone of their
walls.
This stately Council Chamber is the
official home of the local House nf
Lords, a body which dates from the
Treaty  of  Utrecht.     It   bus   been   the
Between the two chambers is the library, a quaint room, with its alcoves
anil galleries and tall windows looking
toward Ihe east. Here is preserved
the North Atlantic Neptune, the very
charts once owned and used by Nelson himself, They should be laid up
in gold, like ihe relics of a saint, I 'nee
this was tin- court room, tin- scene
of many trials. The first man to be
tried in it was Richard John Uniacke,
the younger. for the fatal duel in
which he shot William Bowie at the
north government farm.   Aunt Susan
Etlir tells us how the seconds cami
to her father's house in the early
morning ior pillows to put in the carriage which was to convey the wounded man to his home, Uniacke entered   ihe   court   leaning  on   the   arm
scene of many historic events.     Here
was   held   the   reception   to   the   gay  of his father, thc Attorney-General of
young Prince of Wales in 186(1, and
here Sir John Thompson lay in State
amid a  wilderness    of    flowers    and
the province, an aged giant of a man
dressed in. snuff-colored suit and carrying a   seven-loot   staff  in   his  hand.
CORNER  OF  ROOF  GARDEN,  HOTEL  VANCOUVER
From this viewpoint Ihe city shows lo great advantage, while the mountains to the north anil thc sea to
-vest form views  picturesque  in  the extreme
th<
SOUTH HILL PALACE OF
VARIETIES
(Three blocks south o{ Municipal Hall)
ALL THE LATEST WAR SCENES AND BEST OF
MOTION PICTURES
AMATEUR NIGHTS, WEDNESDAYS AND SATURDAYS
Who can find a virtuous woman? for her price is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband doth safely trust in her, so,that he shall have
no need of spoil.
She will do him good and not evil al! the days of her life.
She riseth also while it is yet night, and giveth meat to her household and
s portion to her maidens.
Strength and honor are her clothing and she shall rejoice in time to come.
She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
She looketh well into the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread
ni idleness.
Her children arise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he prais-
eth her.
���Proverbs 31:10-15, 25-28.
tice one to visit and follow in the footsteps of those whose names are entwined in its story. As a recent writer remarks:��� Scott called the old
Tolhooth, in Edinburgh, the Heart of
Midlothian, But the human heart is
a double-celled affair, and the two
chambers of the civic heart of Halifax are the Province Building anil
Government House.
Both are fine old Georgian structures of hewn native Stone, dating
from the first years of the last century. Nova Scotia had not then a
quarter of her present wealth when
she made such magnificent provision
for the dignity of her law givers and
tlie King's representative in the colony. Fashions iu building have changed many times since their foundations
were laid, hut these stately colonial
fabrics do not look obsolete, leather
they rebuke the tawdry, flimsy, nioii-
reu structures, like two quiet aristocrat* in a mob of noisy vulgarians,
The old Province House has been
the centre of the life of the community; and the "Tories," or Loyalists, as
they are called, played a great part on
this stagi. Its mere design, evincing
once more the triumph of Greece ill
the pillar and the pediment would
long detain the artistic observer, If
lie came upon it suddenly, ascending
George Street from the ferry, he
would halt to examine its mellow
wall-, its fine proportions, anil he
would think iu vain of an old world
city il Would not adorn. li h,- explored Ihe interior, he would be charmed wiih dignity of the unspoiled Legislative Chamber and the old fireplaces decorated with Adam stucco.
Here are found many relics of pro
vineial history, and here is the home
of the local Legislature which dates
from 175K.
I'lie House still opens with imposing ceremony. The gravelled courtyard within the tail iron raiting is
filled at the stated hour with the
guard of honor with the colors and
the band. The Governor drives up in
his barouche under the thunder of a
salute from the guns on the citadel.
Before entering he pauses on the low
platform before the door, the band
plays the opening bars of the National
Anthem, and'the soldiery present arms,
for plain Mr. So-and-so represents the
King across the water. When he passes into the Legislative chamber and
reaches his throne under the canopy,
surmounted by the Royal Arms, the
Lower House attends in a body, headed by Mr. Speaker, in his venerable
wig, to listen to His Excellency's
speech. In January, 1842, no less a
personage than Charles Dickens, passenger on the Cunarder America was
present at tbis ceremony, and has re
corded that it was "like looking at
Westminster through the wrong end
of a telescope."
Happily, this fine room has escaped
the hand of the vandal. Thc corres
ponding chamber in the northern end
has been hideously modernized. B
it said in a whisper that once it was
seriously  proposed  to  raise  the  roof
greenery one day in January, 1895.
This room is the local Valhalla, or
Temple of Fame. On the walls hang
portraits of the most distinguished
sons of the province. There is the
picture of Sir Fcnwick Williams,
whose defence of Kars redeemed Britain's part in the Crimea, and was once
the admiration of the soldiers of Europe. There is the picture of Sir John
fnglis of the Rifle Brigade, who commanded in Lucknow through the desperate siege so nobly sung by Tennyson, and who has never received his
due honor. There is the picture of
llaliburlon, who, by creating Sam
Slick, uncovered the rich mine of
American humor. Here are full-
length portraits of two Georges in
royal robes and their resplendent
Iticcns.   The best thing in the collec-
He made a little speech to judge and
jury; it was in the days of the code;
and his son was acquitted. Howe
fought one duel, mar the Martello tower, without result, except to prove
him incapable of showing the white
feather. He might have fought a
dozen, so much was he hated by the
faction in power. ' Here too. were tried
the wretched pirates of the Salailiu
for their stupid crime. A notable full���
length portrait of the Duke of Kent
in uniform is to be found here, anil an
engraving of Sir Samuel Cutiard, the
| Halifax merchant who founded the famous line of steamships.
The growth of the cily has completely, changed the orjentation of
Government House. It used to face
on Hollir Street, and for many years
a sentry was always on guard at the
in telling the tale of his destitution,
he states that he did not even reserve
a sentry before the Government Housi
although American privatecrsmen had
sworn to carry him off, as they did
Callbeck from Charlottetown, Met.
still remember when the last sentry
was posted on llollis Street. In Gov
crnor Frascr's time this entrance was
walled up, and the hack of the building
became definitely the front.
In iln- hall modern marble tablets
bear the names of the governors and
lieutenant-governors in letters of gold
The record covers two centuries and
forms an epitome of provincial his
lory. Many of their portraits adorn
the  walls of the great ball-room.
Of these the most distinguished
were three Peninsula and Waterloo
officers, who succeeded one another
between 1816 and 1832. The first was
I the Earl of Dalhousie, the schoolmate,
and life-long friend of Sir Walter
Scott. He founded, in Halifax, the
college which still flourishes and bears
his name. Wherever he went he lefl
some permanent mark of his administration. Here he not only established
a "seminary for the higher branches
of learning," but a library for the officers of the garrison. When he became Governor-General of Canada be
founded the Quebec Literary and Historical Society, and initiate! the fund
for the first monument to the heroes.
.Wolfe and Montcalm. In his suite
were many young men of family. For
her kindness to the unfortunate the
Countess won the honorable sobriquet
"Queen of the Beggars." Their son
became thc most famous administrator of India, after Give.
Iu those good days the Governor
was a very great personage. Government House.was a little court with a
minutely regulated table of precedence. Admission to the charmed circle
was eagerly coveted; exclusion was
social death. It has been the scene
of the most brilliant entertainments,
dinners, balls and levees. Only recently was Ihc ancient distinction of
private entree to the New Year levee
discontinued.
To Dalhousie succeeded Sir James
Kempt, n little old bachelor, long remembered for the fine four-in-hand he
"tooled" himself, for his dan lil'ied
dress, and for his magnificent hospitably. He showed his strong common
sense in developing the roads and
highways of the province. As a soldier he had won his way to the highest
ranks by sheer pluck, head work, and
dev,tion lo his. profession. He had
seen and done his share of fightir
and he had been desperately wotindci'
more than once. At Waterloo he led
a britiade under Picton, and took over
the command of the division when
that heroic general fell. Nor arc we
forgetting the great episode in "king-
making Waterloo," when D'F.rlon's
16,000 nun charged Picton's .1.000 and
were hurled back in confusion.
Thc third Waterloo officer to reign
HAIL YOUNG AUSTRALIA
Australia Cadets now touring British  Columbia are being entertained  like lords
tion is the portrait of Chief Justice
Strange by no less a painter than
Benjamin West.
In the room of the Legislative chamber hang the portraits of Howe, the
great tribune of the Plebs, and his rival Johnston. Often has this room
echoed to their eloquence and the verbal combats over responsible government and Confederation.
gate. Short's drawing-room (circa.
1760), of the old two-storey Government House built by Lawrence, on the
site of the present Province Building,
shows an original British Grenadier
with his sugar-loaf hat properly posted and his sentry-box beside him. At
the outbreak of the American Revolution Governor Legge had just thirty-
six effectives to guard the city, and,
in Government House was Sir Peregrine Maitland. a tall, aristocratic
Guardsman.--It was Maitland's command that gave the coup de grace to
Napoleon's last hope, the Imperial
Guard, in "thc roar of Hougomont."
His health was delicate, his tastes were
artistic, and his influence on the com-
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Our client will only consider property  that
is now paying its way.
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Cut   Flowers   and   Design
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One hundred varieties1 of
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and  three  hundu '  varieties  of   Dahlias.
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trcal has been noted nut only ior the
wonderful excellence uf that journal
but for many beautiful pictures it has
presented to its reader* The Family
Herald has n name foi succeeding in
\ marriagi took plact in Unity, anything it undertakes, and we feel
Saskatchewan, on Thursday, of great s,lrc' " '* '��� humanly possible i- sell ti est here, as the groom i- -,, well cure "On the Field oi Honor" thai the
known in Univcrsitj circles���Mr. Mil- publishers will succeed in getting it.
,,,��� VV. Harlow, B.A., student secrc- "��" ,lu '"'''-'Id oi Honor" i- attract-
tary of the Intercollegiate V.M.C.A.; *n8 widespread attention in F.urope.
and tlu- bride, who was Jean Mathers,
, daughter oi Mr. and Mr-. E, S.
Mathers "i Unity, is well known inl
Edmonton, where she did very valued
work in connection with tin- Y.W.C.A.
Tin- ceremony was performed under
evergreen arches on thc lawn on the
bride's home, and sheaves of wheat
added an attractive am! timely touch
i.,  th,'  decorations.   The  bride   wore
Correspondence
tage, Sl.iKKi; sundry expenses, |800;
contingencies", $3,000; and tlu- balance
salaries,  but   n't  teachers'.    Where  1
with   ::. but  in   May  last  a  delegation
of tlu  whole council, instead "i dele-
gating one "i tlu- members by resolu-
claim   a   great   deal   of   tetrenchment j tion to lay befon tlie government cer-
could !>������  made  without  affecting  the
efficiency in the least.
Regarding Reeve and Councillors
As to the reevi and councillori
Formerly tin- pay "i the reeve, I understand, was $300 pei year; and thc
councillors $200, \\ hai do ��e find in
1912? Reeve K, . draws down $710
ami three oi the councillors, namely,
Elliott,  Third  and    C.   S   Campbell,
, ,   ���        ��� -,,.,-' :'  ���      !     " '
draws mn In- resolution ovei *\<"*i fori , ,   .
... '    . ,       ���     ,    -       ,     payi i -  m im i goes ml ki s.
trips to \ ictoria, and so f< rth, for the IJJ,'
year, mndi   up ..-   follow s: $30 I - $1
each trip, and passed unanimous!)
to thcit pockets from Ihe taxes "f tin i
municipality,  amounting   in  all   to  ..-
bout $2 '  I ; -     yi ar.
tain business, the wholi  lot had '
and come hack, and pat 'utiou
in the council fi r $20 ;��� iin��
n   illor Well h, wh I - the
m- tion of a r< Bolutioi ij   tlie
��� ouncil, voting i --'i for tin-
day  and $10 pel 11 ifu i,
I notii ���   I   uin illor \\
bill  I ir $19 --'loo inici-
litj   $1.    This trip i    $7
Their expi '���
up as fullo�� ���
Ret 	
Lower berth  . 1.50
Breakfast 90
Luncl T
.\.,u, it is .i  well  known tact, that       , ��� .   ��- ,���        , .,
SOUTH   VANCOUVER  AFFAIRS intcrviewi whh ���lc government havi
'   r   hy   wire,
S'ov,. 1 co tti kind
Would   not 't   -luring
!    " 'i   times,  ii         in iment
If any-
white crepe de chin, embroidered with ������ management, or , ���-,;��� sa>, ..���,���,. I  uou   "'     Z^T.L^TZ "'" '
white rosebuds, and her sister,  Ethel, ,gt.lm-nt,' a( ,t���. municipality for L   *       ,
played Mcmlelssohu's Wedding March. the lasst few        s
Editor "Saturday Chinook":
Sir,���Il   might  he  of  interest   to  a
gre;ii  inan>' tax-payers of Soutli  Van-
couvci   lo  hate some light  thrown  ,.11
ill   io  In   arranged   ii
itherwise,  anil  only   take-  about   an
i-itir to transact the diffcri nee hei
?3(l and $60, as the expensi only costs
The   wedding   breakfast,   too,   was;
i h trip i il the taxpayers'
into the  pockets of tin   mem- '  "���' ',U*nl ^;'  ' re
I tlcctii I the dati    icfoi    nu .
|     It   is
ell  known   (act,   that   the
reeve and councillors,    I  am nol  sUr-
�����
"Nature Teeth"
and skilled
painless service
My "Nature Teeth'' which are entirely different from ordinary
artificial teeth, because they arc built into the mouth to match
Nature's own in size and'shape and exact lint���my skilled service and modem equipment���my absolute guarantee oi painlessness, both during and following all dental work ��� these
things
���cost no more
than ordinary dentistry
Read these Prices
Fill]   Si I   (���(   Nature   Teeth,   UH'i
S10.00
5.00
5.00
��� 00
I.so
1.50
t'Uraition, per tooth   ..       .50
Lower
Gold' Cro-vm   	
llriilRe  Work,  l-cr tooth   	
Gold Pillings, per tooth ...
Porcelain Fittings, per tooth
Armnlpam   Pitting*,  per  tooth
WM. S. HALL
Licentiate   Dental   Surgery
Doctor   Dental   Surgery
Member   Royal   College   Dental   Surgeons
212  STANDARD  BANK  BLDG.
Seymour 4679
served on the lawn under ideal sum
iner weather'conditions of Snskatche-I .
wan.  and  the  niu-st.  included'.  J.   M.    .
Scott, M.P.P., and Mrs Scott. Mr. andj-, ',
! As   when   they   w e
fairs of the municipality hud to com*
to   a   show   down,   bv   the   lavish   e*<
prised  that  the  reevi
and councillors
front tl municipal hall,
municipality  today  is  in  a  very  bad|of f,,rnl(.r (,ays ���IVI  ,m.;, ., happj   f;|
mily,  and  could  gel   along  so    well,
when they are all iu thi  same box. So |s'
ition.  and   1   musl   say  the  fault
" il   lii.  aid gether,  at  the   door
li   pri sent  ri ", i   and  councilh >rs,
Mrs. C. M. Cookwell, Mr, and Mrs,
Turner, Mr. and Mrs, Xecdhani and
Miss  Mari-.tie Sen.
Tin   -j m's  gift  to the bride '���as Lcnditurc ,liul ���,..,,,  ,������  rormer years,
a  cameo  and pearl  pendant  and  the  ,ul,|   |   .,���,   forced  In  believe,  thai   if
bride's  gift   to  the  groom  was  ;,  turquoise  -tick  pin.     Mr. and   Mrs.   Hallow passed through f.dmonton on Sai-
nnlav   night   nil   their   way   to   Jasper
much for the formi r councillors
Now.  we  will  come  down  to
pri sent  offict   Itoldi rs.    We  find  tin
same $.^1 a day to Vict  ria, only they
had some oppnsitinn in getting away
and a j ���  'Mil- ,
lined.  ,i-  il '    ���  much
ire   iti     i.ur '         ' ��� ' -.   l)Ut    I
ou I d  b       11 '    -nt--.
anyone in;- resti I       i    mi ipalily.
I  rem li
Y.mrs ������
A. M,  UK ' TTIE
Park, when- the honeymoon will be
spent, the bride travelling in a navy
blue tailored -erne and small black
and white hat. and on their return
about September 15. tiny will reside
at 10611 79th avenue, --nt'i side.���Edmonton Journal.
lhe   affairs   "i   the   municipality   hal'
been   handled  judiciously   in   tlie   for-]     HOLIDAY  IN  NOVA SCOTIA
mcr   lite   or   six   years,   in   a     careful I (Continued from page 6)
manlier, it would have    been    the pre-1	
tiller municipality iu I'-. C.
towns oi '.lie province
| lii, -i-tt r -'. ,:��� ��� ��� I .
lural entratici I i I
his long strings f G
Would it not surprise the taxpayers I munity wa- for good. He wa- patron gons, was hy ;'..- n-rll
to know the total assessment has been of a painting club that met iu old doubts .wen used I
raised   from   $2,784,950.46   in   1908   to   Dalhousie: and he -it  Halifax a good  Yard.    Then. b\  !.-.   '���
with
LATE  MR. ANDREW   HARPER
Native of Edina. Scotia's Dariin' Seat,
Passes Away after short illness
-faun*
RAIL TICKETS TO ALL POINTS
General  Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
C. E. Jenney, O. A. P. D.
Phone;  Sey. 8134 527 Granville Street
��� -.. with
��� ���      wag-
..  ,
tl    Dock
ling    f the
$43,815,311.53 in   l'-14.  which   I   claim I example by attending church on loot'twentieth '���      nion
was  done  simply  bv  the    reeve    and   wilh all his household, and abolishing [had   grown   --   rich spcrous
the  Sunday reviews and races on the'thai th<   oil ���4. it   ���   1   as   :i   1 iped and
Cnmmon. narrow.   The muUrjilying     iffic   h-.k-
Sir  Fenwick  Williams, tin-  hero rifled  it.  for   Halifax   was  bi     1 -.-.'.���j,  an
Kars.   was  lieutenant-governor  at   the  outlet 101  the 1 continent,
with a burden, tllat is deplorable   With  time   of  Confederation.     Iloth   Howe  A nc��      tranci t be 1  und
ill that can he shown for 1I1.  expeiuli-  and Johns! m were L'i\ui the same ho-j    Tin-   Govcrnmenl     engii '.���
ture is a great many streets ami side-1nor  under  the  new  order. |solved the problem bj  -.������;-;!       iund
Iks  where they are really not need-]     But Halifax has no; only a past. Herlthc   had;   of   the   city   from   1   ������".     to
future. I south, and thei    breakwaters,
the '."i-   whan es, a rails        the last
ci 11 thc 1 h vel  open space, on the wh
councillors oi lormer years lor the
pin-pi -������ of a large borrowing power.
which was done, and the money all
spent, and has left the tax-payer now
wal
Wilh the death oi Mr. Andrew liar
ler  of   Ontario  Street,   which    took led. 1 lovers  behevi   that   s
dace  in  the  General  Hospital,   Van-;    Would it be surprising to know that 1 From 1749 to the pn
nuver   mi  August 26th, after a short  this summer payroll- have been hand-iSincss centre ol the .
KINGSWAY    HOTEL
^_������
R. CURRY, Prop.
illness,  there   ha-  passed  from   South  ed in, and passed by the council where original   nu
Vancouver,   and   especially   the   Main  the  payrolls  ran   from  $2.25  to  $5.00 at the foot 1
Street   par!   of   it.   one   of   our   most   for Iwo weeks, and at the same  time,ilory  and   th
familiar figures, and one of our most the foreman for each war 1 was draw- paneled in th only tv
respected   citizens.     For   Mr.   Harper ing down $42,00 or $85.00 per month,  siblc, northward am
held   an   interesting   office   for   quite  1 have before me a list from the mu- north   suburb  "nutsi
a  long  lime  ill  this  community,  and nicipal hull, where it cosl $18.51770 t 1 was named C itting
ilmost   unique   in   the j collect, at   the   recent   sale.  $38,150.06,  the   Rhineland.    The   Dock   Y
"13.90 j ���   small town by itself.   Tin- s
-ale. 1 uirb was
ah--r.t   Qeorge  Street 1 sul.l tit ior tbe in
ch mi,-,. stood the pil-1 pri spective   lomnn re.
Hows.    The  city  ex- ground in irij tw-o mile
,1
le
b
one   that   '
Province,     He  was "beadle" in  Wcsl-j say   511  per   cent.,   admit!
minster Church on Sophia Street, and  was paid in and not s.,1.1 al the sale,    uirb was named Irishtown
like, all   Scottish   beadles,   maintained  After  the advertisement  first  appear-  peninsula was. from lhe 0
the dignity of his office, with ISecom- ed, il cost 1'  per cent-, to conduct the  a  fort   like th acropolis'1
im,  ceremony.    It is -aid thai West- sale (rather an expensive commission)    aucie-it   cite.     Between   i.
minster Church  wa- the only one in      I  have befon   me a  very complete tin   ivaler Halifax has grown and d
the   Province   where  Ihe  beadle  "car    li-t  of the  School estimates  for   1915,  coyed. has been built and rebuilt for
tied in the  Book," and numerous visi-  amounting   t"   $160,312.00,   which   are   ' eutury and a halt,
lor-   came   from   all   over   to  see  the j included,  items -itch as: janitors' sal-j     The  middle  of  the  nineteenth  ce
carrying out  df this last  remnant -i  uries, $15,622; school supplies and re-  tury brought  in  the agi   of steam.
I Scottish ecclesiastical ritual,   \ml with pairs,  $39,480;  also  general   expenses | magic  pow
j|r   Harper it  was always  well done. $26,260.    Thi- last amount is made up| dreamed  ������
for  he  had  served a  long  apprentice- in parts such a- telephon
-hip,   having   occupied   similar     posi-|	
tions in Rose Street 1'. F. (."much, at
51)11.
the   citj   lounili
Halifax   must  In
by   iron   hands;   first,   with   tl
   ing 11 .ni  Point  Pleasant Park ;-   lhe
'he   heart of Irir-hlown. will be needed for
;-"  tin               cement* Nl.t^iv
.111 buildings must hi ri ��� ��� I I uake roi no
,. - . ; ��� stations. Steele's
-it-! Pond, w 'ier. young Halif : -' I'd and
ig, playi d In ckey, .must filled in.
-'-���'.��� ':'���������'���. hen hap] j bathers
ost took refreshing plunge: 1 tl bi ine
uid  ''ii- stimuli r 11101            vvil ged
in flat level ph - I lynamitc and
-team   -','.\e!-'   .-. ill   '-;-.��� .. ay
through the fini ' p tii - bordering the Arm���which is 1 pity. But
you cannot max,- an omelet without
hi caking eggs Vou .1 1 -, ihir-
ly-fivt million dollar lerminals without turning  -         tl    - -
/
District of
South
Vancouver
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A trial will convince vou that our   trade   is  built  up   by
QUALITY, SERVICE and LOW PRICES
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(Branch from Mount Pleasant)
Two Phones:    Fairmont 186 and 878
South Vancouver Branch: Phone Fraser 175
later "it. iu MacDonald Road U. I''
Cliurch, I*, linburgli, Scotland,
��� At the memorial service, held ill
lhe Church, and which was largely attended by members of the congregation and general public, Re\ .1. Rich
monil Craig, ihe minister, paid a high
tribute to the value and. worth of the
departed officer. "Mr f-Tarp'er had
been.'' he said, " a pioneer, having
~ come "hi I" seek fortune and change,
* at a lime of life when most men were
seeking the retirement which advancing years demands.    But he had ii"'
' intended l" slay  in the last west.    He
loved  Vancouver  much,  hut    loved.
like many another lone patriot. Edinburgh more.    Ami -" his earnest wish
was that he might he privileged to he
���laid  t"  rest   amidst   the silence  of his
I friends, and  under lhe shadow   of the
castle  rock  he  loved so well, and within  sound  of  the   hum  and   whirr  of
that ancient city which he had known
SO   intimately   tor   years.     Hut   it   was
'mil to be.   The Cleat Judge of all the
Earth  does  right, and so  we  lay   him
Ito rest, within sound of the bells that
I so   often   called   him   lo   worship,   and
j which will continue to call us.    Let its
I all learn the lesson which his life and j
; death   teaches.     Fidelity   I"  duty,  audi
'integrity in all things, and may we all
so  walk  anil  wail, and  work,   that   in
the   end   we   to"   may   receive.   'The
well done. Good and Faithful servant.
; Come  up higher.' "
"ON   THE   FIELD   OF   HONOR"
The publishers of the Family Herald
and Weekly Star. Montreal, are making a strong hid for that beautiful picture, full of pathos, entitled "On the
Field of Honor." It is assumed the
publishers of the Family Herald have
in mind using it as a presentation plate.
If that is so there is a great treat in
store for readers of Thc Family Herald and Weekly Star this autumn. In
past years The Family Herald of M,,n-
THE WORLD'S LARGEST TELESCOPE
This immense instrument will be erected at Victoria. B.C.    The Illustration is Irom a model erected at the
Panama Pacific Exposition EIGHT
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY. SEPTEMBER 25, 1915
o
South Vancouver Citizen's Club
Shall South Vancouver adopt the Board of Control system of
Local Government?���Citizens opinions on present system,
and on Playing to the Gallery
\\ hat do you think oi the latest performance up at the Municipal Hall3
was (be question put to members of
thc club at its meeting ,'ai, week.
An interesting debate followed. The
general opinion seemed to be that
Reeve Cold is preparing in a very
astute and cunning manner for the
next municipal election; and thai he is
setting   traps   for     councillors     into
Citizen Browne; Exactly! ,
Citizen   Mackenzie:     Who   do    you
consider is responsible?
Citizen Brown' Well, I do nol
know thai you can blame Reeve Cold,
because the boy is the father to the
man, and unfortunately lie knows no
belter. Hut. I blame the people who
elected Reeve Cold, and I blame the
members of the council for allowing
the ratepayers' business to be conduc-
wliich  they  walk as though blindfolded. ! ted ill such a slip-shod, slovenly fash-
Citizen  Jones,  president,  on  taking I ion.    If there was one councillor with
the  chair,  referred to  the  renewal  of iany    knowledge of public    procedure
if any    knowledg
the squabbling between reeve and and the courage to insist on parlia-
COuncil at the regular meeting of the mentary rules being followed, there
council on Monday nigth. lie asked.might be some improvement. But,
members what they thought of the .councillors either do not understand
performance? parliamentary ruies or if they do they
Citizen Johnson, a newly-elected are loo much afraid of offending "the
member, said: I have not attended Gold crowd," who seem to make it
meetings of the council, but I went oiiia point to be-present on every ocra-
Monday just to sec how the present Ision, to make a firm stand for parlia-
recve and councillors conduct our
business. I have read a good deal in
the papers about the vaudeville show
this year; but 1 thought I would go
and see the show for myself. It certainly was a pitiful performance. There
was no attempt to conduct thc business of the council in a businesslike
way, and the manner in which the audience was allowed to butt-in was enlightening.
Citizen Jones: Enlightening in what
way?
Citizen Johnson: Well, it threw a
light on one of the methods hy which
Reeve Gold seeks popularity, and it
shows very clearly that other members of the council, while resenting
the reeve's palpable truckling to the
audience, are afraid to take a firm
stand and insi-t on thc isincss of the
Ratepayers being conducted ill a businesslike manner. I have seen a few
council meetings in the course of my
life but I never yet saw a council
meeting conducted in such a loose,
slovenly fashion and with such disregard of rules of procedure. If the way
in which Reeve Gold conducts a business meeting is any criterion to the
way in which he performs his other duties as reeve, it is no wonder South
Vancouver is rapidly drifting into thc
hands of a receiver.
Citizen Browne: 1 went along with
Johnson to the meeting on Monday
night, and I agree with him that it
was one of the most pitiful, almost degrading public exhibitions of utter incompetence I have ever witnessed.
There was no attempt to conduct the
business in a business way, or in ac-
i-o'-.lmce with the recognized rules of
procedure. I was forcibly reminded
of the free and easy discussions which
take place in saloons and other places
where men congregate to while away
nn idle hour.
Citizen Mackenzie: In short, you
mean the methods of the saloon have
been introduced into the council meetings?
mentary procedure in the conduct of
public business. The funny thing is
that probably only a few of the persons present have votes, as most of
them seem to be agreement of sale
holders, and the probability is their
taxes have not been paid.
Citizen Robinson: 1 think there is
another reason why councillors do not
pull Reeve Gold up sharp, when he allows business to get so much out of
order. Some of them are so fond of
"shooting off their mouth" that they
cipal Act to enable councillors to be
eleclcd for three years, one-third to
retire annually.
Citizen Johnson: How is the Board
of Control appointed?
Citizen Robinson: According to the
Municipal Act any municipality having a population of fifteen thousand or
more may, by bylaw carried by a vote
of three-fourths of thc council, declare
that ihe business of the municipality
from the commencement of the next
ensuing year shall be managed by a
Board of Control, composed of the
mayor or reeve and two councillors,
p, be nominated anl elected by the
ratepayers. The controllers are members of the council with all the powers of councillors. The controller receiving the largest number of votes is
elected for two years. The controllers practically manage the business of
thc municipality, but submit recommendations to the council which may,
by a two-thirds vote, reject or refer
to the board for consideration any
proposal submitted.
Citizen Johnson: But how* would
that help to abolish the present unsatisfactory state of affairs?
Citizen Robinson: Well, I think it
would do away v.ith a good deal of
the unprofitable discussion and bickering which new goes on at council
meetings. The Board of Control
would draft their proposals quietly,
without any grand stand play, and
would submit to the council propeily
considered schemes. As it is the
council meets with only the most vague idea of what is best lo be done.
With a Board of Control every scheme
or proposal submitted would be thoroughly considered before coming before the council.
Citizen Browne: I am inclined to
agree with Robinson that a-Board of
(welcome any opoprtunity afforded Control would eliminate much of the
by ignoring the rules of debate, to grand stand play which characterizes
speak and to play to the gallery. I the proceedings of the Sotilh Vaiicou-
Citizen Johnson: It seems to me the  ver council, and which is the cause of
question  we  might very well  discuss  a good deal of the trouble and great
is: How can the present state of chaos .waste of time,
at the Municipal Hall be abolished?    |     President Jones: By the way, what
Citizen Robinson: It is plain that, is your opinion about the latest dis-
Ihe present system of managing public '��� pute, in regard to the sewer pipe con-
business   is   not   satisfactory,   chiefly. tract?
because the ratepayers expect a man Citizen Mackenzie: I think the coun-
to go into the council for the first, eil did quite right in awarding the
time and to make good right away.! contract to the Pacific Lock* Joint Pipe
He is expected to make no mistakes, j Company. I know something about
but lo learn in five minutes what can this matter and T am of opinion that
only be learned by long experience, j the council acted wisely in awarding
And because of the mistakes made the contract to a firm which has es-
while a man is learning the business 1 tablished a reputation for that parti-
of a councillor, he is ignominoiisly re- cular class of work. There is such a
jected at the next election���and an- thing as being penny wise and pound
other ignoramus is elected to go j foolish. Tt docs not always follow
through the same process. The plain i that the lowest price is the cheapest
English of it is, as Carlyle said: "The i in the long run. Here T- have on my
people are mostly fools." They can j feet a pair of boots that I bought at
not understand that it requires years j a big department store down town,
of experience for any man to learn I Those boots cost mc $375 and at the
to run the business of a community in time I bought them they looked just
a satisfactory, business like manner, I as good as higher priced boots. As
and that during the first year council- you can see. although T have only had
lors, however brilliant, have a good'the boots a few weeks, they arc practical to learn; but the people expect a tically done. Now. if T had given
councillor to know it all as soon as i $1.25 more I could have bought a pair
he is elected, and when they find he of boots that would have lasted twice
does not come up to expectations, they the time these will last and would
turn him out and elect another "jusl have been a credit to me all the time,
as good." The whole system is whereas these are gone so bad in a
wrong, and I am beginning to favor, few weeks that T am almost ashamed
the Board of Control system, unless to wear them. My point is that, in
there is an amendment of the Muni- awarding a contract such as that for
sewer pipes it does not follow that
the lowest tender is the cheapest. 1
grant you the initial expense is less
but you have to look ahead and figure which will be best in the long run.
Citizen Browne: Yes, but why give
thc contract to an American  firm?
Citizen Mackenzie: I notice Reeve
Cold made that his strong point in
giving reasons for vetoing the resolution of the council, and I will answer
your question by asking you another.
Why did Reeve Gold break with a
Canadian firm of fiscal agents and enter inlo negotiations with an American firm? And why docs Reeve Gold
not object to doing business with or
accepting lhe bonds of American bonding companies? Why docs he not
insist on Canadian firms?
Citizen Browne: I suppose it is because the reeve thinks the American
firms mentioned arc better than the
Canadian firms.
Citizen Mackenzie: Perhaps! But,
iii my opoinion, Reeve Gold objects
to an American pipe firm and does
not object to American fiscal agents
or bonding firms simply because it
suits him, at present to appear to favor Canadian firms. Reeve Gold is
an astute politician and he is preparing bullets for the next election. This
pipe contract is one of them. I have
been watching him pretty closely
lately and 1 have been amused at the
traps he has set for councillors and
at the manner in which councillors
have walked blindly into them.
Citizen Browne: As how?
Citizen Mackenzie: You remember
how a week or so ago he persuaded
llhc council to pass a lesolulion to ask
Ihe military auyiorities to quarter
some of the soldiers, now at Vernon,
in South Vancouver. Then as soon
as the resolution was passed be calmly
announced that he was empowered
by his mother to offer two acres of
the Gold property for a military barracks. That was another election bullet.
Citizen Browne: I thought the Gold
property was all sold to the municipality at the recent tax sale?
Citizen Mackenzie: Yes, and that is
not th only joker ill thc proposal. The
reeve, when be made the announcement, was not ignorant of the" facts in
regard to the tax sale. But, just imagine! Two acres for a military barracks! Why! that would be barely
sufficient for the. buildings. In addition, there would be at least ten or
fifteen acres required for a parade
ground. It reminds me of the reeve's
offer of a 33-foot lot for an orphanage and another 33-foot lot for an old
men's and women's home. If those
offers had been accepted how much
land would have been required for the
"grounds?" Oh, Eddie Gold is cute
all right. Thc surprising thing is that
the people do not see through his little schemes.
The meeting then adjourned.
ADDRESS ON NEWSPAPERS
Mr. Murray invited to speak before
Y.P.C.E. at Westminster Church
George M. Murray to speak Monday
night next on the subject of "Newspapers."
A good programme has been arranged of songs and music, and an invitation is extended to the public to attend.
WESTMINSTER CHURCH
Regular Sunday services will he held
ill the Westminster Church on Sunday. Sabbath School at 2.30, The
Christian Endeavor have again lent
their services to usher on Sunday evening.
The Ladies' Aid will hold iheir annual birthday party on Tuesday, the
2Klh inst A very excellent programme
hsa been arranged for, and it is hoped
that a large attendance will be there.
Correspondence
The officers of the Young People's
Christian Endeavor Society of Westminster Church    have     invited ��� Mr.
South Vancouver, B.C.
September 21st, 1915.
Editor CHINOOK:
PROHIBITION
Dear Sir,���As a constant reader of
your interesting and instructive paper I feel it my duty to tender you
my heartiest congratulations on the
attitude you have adopted regarding
prohibition for British Columbia. This
question is one in which 1 have taken
a life long interest, and I had thc great
privilege of being a. dele-gate at the
recent convention held in Vancouver,
deriving much profit from the splendid addresses by Archdeacon Lloyd
and others. If one takes into consideration the enthusiasm of thc large
audiences attending the evening meetings at thc Arena, and the large and
representative committees who are to
organize the crusade against this
cursed drink, and all its attending evils,
it would seem but a short time before
British Columbia will line up with its
sister provinces, and banish this evil
from its midst, not only during the
war, but for all time.
What is wanted is for all who have
the good of their fellow men and women at heart, to lend a hand in working for this cause, and doing all in
their power to make the movement a
success.
I am not aware of any committee
having been formed for South Vancouver, but the organizing committee
in the city will no doubt see that this
part of Greater Vnacouvcr will have
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I  hope to see-a  large and  illfluenti
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