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 !��--&���* CHINOOK
Vol. IV, No. 15���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
Bvery Saturday by the Greater Vancouver Publlshere Limited
George M. Murray, Editor
Corner- Thirtieth   Avenue   and   Main   Street,   South   Vancouver,   B. C.
-Editor's OSee Burnt Drug Co.. Vancouver Block, Phone Sey. 5450
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eer year extra.
"The truth at all timee Srmly atande
And ahall from age to age endure."
He has a title, draws his pension, thinks he's fooling
the whole system and thinks he's conquering John
Barleycorn.   Poor fellow!
There is only one kind of smoke which a railroad
man should cultivate a love for, and that is not the
smoke-scent from the Scotch.
But as regards the strange actions of the hotel
manager who put the closure on the prohibition banquet���we will likely hear more of this.
(gntng lark	
Y this time the old couple referred to in last
week's CHINOOK have   likely   reached
Alberta and have started all over again on
BECAUSE a speaker who was to appear at a
club luncheon at the Vancouver Hotel chose
as his subject, "The New Attitude of Business to the Liquor Traffic," the manager of the great
C.P.R. hostelry put a stop to the spreading of the
prohibition propaganda.
The actions of the manager of tlie Hotel Vancouver seems to'show that the C.P.R. must be cultivating a new attitude to the liquor traffic.
A speech by Mr. George J. Bury, vice-president
of the C.P.R., on the question of temperance would
stimulate the prohibition movement locally more
lhan the work that any other one man could perform.
JVlr. Bury is a notorious supporter of temperance. In
building up- the wonderfully efficient force which
handles C.P.R. business in the west today, Mr.
Bury's fight has been against John Barleycorn
For John Barleycorn is the arch enemy of efficiency.
When John rides in the cabin, there is a wreck on
the C.P.R. When John Barleycorn has the switchman switched there is crepe to buy at humble cottages at the junction. John Barleycorn has at some
lime or other poked his nose into every department
of the greatest transportation system on earth. His
stay has always been of short duration, and it has
been the success of the great men at the head of the
C.P.R. in coping with the ubiquitous Barleycorn
that is responsible more than anything else for the
fact that the Canadian Pacific Railway has developed into the wonderful part of the Empire that it
is today.
It is declared to be a tradition of the Canadian
Pacific Railway that there is only one drunk for one
of the road's employees. That drunk is the first
drunk. No man can work with the C.P.R. and continue to drink.
There are men in measly little positions in the
company's service who drink lots of liquor. But
they are engaged at sort of routine jobs where brains
are not required. These men, the dregs of the
mighty organization, arc sloughed off from time to
lime. Some of them were cut out to be vice-presidents. But they thought that they would practice
up in running things by becoming general manager
of Mr. Barleycorn. "Let us manage John Barleycorn," said they, " then we will concentrate our
minds on managing C.P.R. affairs." Of course no
man ever managed Barleycorn, and these poor devils
never got much higher in the C.P.R. service than
mere office boys.
Here and there in the organization of the C.P.R.
we find John Barleycorn writing a tragedy. There
is one case, nol in British Columbia, where a man
has been in the service of the company for a score
of years. As a boy he was bright and full of ability. He rose rapidly and as he rose his salary rose
with him. He was bound for the president's chair.
He combined a great business mind with a generous
disposition. Everyone liked him. In his department
Personality counted for a great deal. Now to have
a wonderful personality does not mean ability to
drink a certain amount of Scotch every day. The
chap in question thought that he could add to the
God-given personality he possessed by sharpening
up with an odd bowl with an old crony. There is
every reason to believe that this man has never been
drunk in his life, but he takes his bitters very regularly, and of recent years the injections have been coming more regularly. Today this lad holds a good
title in the C.P.R. service. But he doesn't
realize that he is now only a pensioner. He hasn't
any more say about C.P.R. affairs than an inmate
of a madhouse has about the conduct of the asvtum.
THE battle for prohibition of the liquor traffic
in the Province of British Columbia has opened with a swiftness similar to the launching of the European war. The enemy forces have
lost no time in joining issue. We gladly welcome
their appearanec in the open. Following the deputation from the Business Men's Prohibition Committee, which waited upon the Premier at Victoria on
9th inst., headed by Mr. E. B. Morgan of the
North West Trust, demanding:
I.���That total prohibition be immediately established in the Province for the currency of the war;
2.���That a bill be promoted by the government
for referendum to the people at the forthcoming election, prohibiting the manufacture and sale of intoxicating liquors throughout the Province.
An antagonistic committee has been formed representative of a large number of the leading financial corporations of Vancouver. These gentlemen
met on 16th inst. in the offices of the Yorkshire
Guarantee and Securities Corporation and formulated the following resolution:
"That owing lo the magnitude of the interests involved, this meeting is opposed to any emergency
legislation tending to prohibition, even during the
continuance of the war, without a general referendum to the people of this province; and that a copy
of this resolution be handed by the deputation to
wait on the Government tomorrow."
The deputation, together with another representing thc liquor interest, duly met Sir Richard Mc-
Bnde, and at considerable length placed their respective views before him. The answer
similar to that of thc Prohibition Committee on 9th
the prairies.
On the surface, their going back was the conclusion of a sordid, dismal story. From a purely
worldly standpoint there is no cheerful feature to
our story, entitled "Going Back."
Behind the curtain of disappointment there may
be a glorious story and*it is not drawing too deeply
upon the imagination to say that the old pair go back
again to the sod-breaking and the back-breaking with
something in their hearts which is not to be bought
with money and which is not developed in luxurious
There is good in everything and possibly out of
the ruins of the Dominion Trusts and the other financial institutions of this Province, which went down
because of Mammon rule, there may be found an
atom or two of good.
Some of our people have been going back to the
prairies because of inability to find work and others
have been going back to other points for a better advantage in earning their daily bread.
All the people have been going back of late.
They have been going back to the faith of their
Without assuming sanctimonious airs, we say that
the people of this Province are awakening slowly
to the fact that there is a God over head who is pretty much on the job and who is still in supreme com-!-n 'he shape of reduced rates from the overcrowded
mand of his kingdom. cities to the untenanted wildernesses of the interior.
Too much prosperity, too much big interest and i  ��� ��� ��� -���
too many dividends encourage people to arrogate j OPFY/A'C OF TFMDFRS
unto themselves powers which  people of the  last
generation were prepared to leave entirely in  the
hands of the Almighty.
In the immediate vicinity the population has decreased considerably during the past year or so, business people have been closed out, all the real estate
offices have been shut up, with an odd exception.
On the other hand the school population is not
given was|fajling off    The churches report increases of mem- aYlke to    e politicians and the people
OME time ago the   Grand   Trunk   Pacific
Railway advertised that they would run an
excursion from Vancouver to Edmonton, the
fare to be $8.10.
At that same time the fare from Vancouver to
McBride, B.C.. in the Northern part of the Province, was $42.50 one way.
One settler at McBride, or near McBride,
would be worth more to the Province of British
Columbia than ten settlers over in Alberta.
It would only be a fair concession for the railway^ to haul settlers to British Columbia points at
rates in keeping with rates to the prairies. If there
are no opportunities today for a working man in
the new districts in the Interior of British Columbia
there are no opportunities anywhere on the face of
the earth.
We can understand that the average working-
man would have an intuition to steer clear of a place
with such a name as McBride, but that isn't any
reason why the railroads should charge so much for
a ticket that it would be impossible for him to reach
McBride under any circumstances.
In view of the fact that British Columbia has
been so lavish in her gifts to railroads, the people
should have some return in the present hard times
HE chief worry of men in pubile life is not
the business they have to handle, but the
"politics." By "politics" we mean looking
after the various parts of the party "machine," such
as arranging contracts, securing jobs at any cost for
party friends, and that sort of thing, demoralizing
times than at any time during the flush years.
The people are going back.
It requires much adversity to bring it about but
j they are going back.
, jbership.   So far as we know no church in Greater i in awarding contracts���and thc sure accompaniment,
that the Government would consider the ques-|w l      u j ���.     i ,    .1     l    j   r i ���   .t r r .l
,..,..      f ,, ,    i-i      Vancouver has had to close up owing to the hard dishonesty in the performance ot the contracts���was
lion in the light ol the arguments lrom both sides'- v n c  j     l ��� ,   , , . ,   ,     ^ , ,.
i it i   ���   ��� ���       ���     ���       r      i times.     You will rind a   argcr congregation at any ik., mimp,-iatp rausp of the undoing of the Robin
and would state then* intentions in time for the con-    ,      ,        ,,       ��� ��� .. c��    ,      b      . .,    J mc immediate cause or
���   w v,        , r,, i   .        church in the vicinity on ounday evening in these p���,.���,.���m__,
vention meeting in Vancouver, 23th and 26th inst.  ,- ��� ��� ���     -   ��� ill!
It is interesting to notice the promptitude with which,
the opposition has shown their hand.    Clearly they
are seriously alarmed.   The evident strength of the j
prohibition movement, morally and financially, and
its attending widespread ramifications throughout the | "
Province, has roused the vested interests to a sense! I REASON TO BRITAIN
of their peril.      The friends oif prohibition   must, �� N a letter to the daily press this week, Mr. Ralph
therefore, "gird up their loins" and arm themselves ] I   Smith tells us something about thc nickle indus-
for the fray.   Experience has taught that in the war- j *   try in the Sudbury district.    Canada, says Mr.
fare against the liquor interest and its contingent; Smith, has the richest nickle mines in the world, has
financial backing, no device fair or foul will be ne- practically a monopoly in the production of nickle.
glected by the defenders.    Already it is apparent. |     An unwise Government, however, allowed this
judging from the speeches of their deputations, that vast resources nearly thirteen years ago to slop into
their position is purely selfish and bounded by the
horizon of vested interests. No moral considerations
affect them, no question of the good of the people.
Their property will be in peril, the mortgages of the
financial corporations in hotels, bars and breweries
the hands of outside interests, and now foreign com
panics declare vast dividends of profits on the sale
of Canada's nickle.
Germany had no other resource but Canada from
which to purchase nickle.    It is fair to assume that j Manitoba
will suffer.    Therefore, keep the fetters on the peo- j Germany's awful fighting machine has its founda-  ,i ��� ������. "r ,7" '"'',
i    i . ,i i   i       i ���   ��� to.- ��.     i.     .  i i ��� , i "1C presence oi tne tend
pie, let the moral atmosphere remain impure!    But'tion upon a Canadian industry '
The better course for a Government is to avoid
temptation and the very appearance of evil. The
Roblin Government awarded contracts in secret.
That is the general practice in Canada. It gives the
"practical" politician a chance to award contracts
to party friends and raise party funds. It gives opportunity to tamper with figures, as was done in the
case of the Kelly contract.
There are dishonest Grits, just as there are dishonest Tories, so the only safe course for the Norris
Government is to get away from thc present system
of contract letting that easily lends itself to dishonesty.
We suggest to the Norris Government that the
practice in vogue in Britain should 'oe followed in
Let all important tenders be opened in
winch was
erers.    Mr. Norris or Mr.
Johnson should tell the people before election day
foreign interests. mat t"e ��Pcr��. above-board plan will be   adopted.
"Think of the power of Great Britain today if New tenders will soon be asked for the new Parlia-*
she had control of this great wealth," writes Mr.!mcnt Bu*-d*ngs-   Let those tenders be opened in the
Smith; "and think what would haDoen as aeainst: Pre:3ence  of thc  tenderers.       Honest  men  protect
the people will not have it so.   They have learnt the j away by unscrupulous Canadians to German and;
truth of what Lord Rosebery long ago told the Bri- '
tish people: "If you do not control the liquor inter
est, it will very soon control you."
Fortunately, the liquor interest has not yet gained
control of the people of British Columbia as it has | extreme armaments such as Germany provides if we j "lemselves by placing a check on their business deal
possessed and controlled the use of the one article i inf-     H,��"est Publ,c men are protected by every
the people of the Old Country with its $800,000,
000 per annum drink bill.    The people here have
without which the great instruments of warfare could
the power to put their foot on it and crush it.   The i never have been perfected as Germany has them to-
forthcoming Prohibition Convention in Vancouver i day.'
If the alienation of Canada's nickel areas to the
Krupp's and other foreign interests was unpatriotic
will show the strength of their determination to do
so, and will be an eye-opener to the opposition. If
the Government show any sign of side-tracking the
issue it will only be to their undoing.
Let every friend of prohibition rally to the Con- Canada been against the best interests of the Em
vention. Those who are sympathetic and willing
to work for the cause will be entitled to vote. The
order of business to be submitted will include addresses by Mr. L. D. Rogers of Kelowna, Mrs.
Nellie McClung of Edmonton, the distinguished
authoress, and Principal Lloyd of Saskatchewan. United States. If the whole of Canada were pro-
There will be a discussion of the situation and thejperly administered, the northern half of this con-
future policy in this Province. The day sessions i tinent would form a munition supply station, im-
will be held in Hamilton Hall, corner Dunsmuir! penal store-house and granary which would see the
and Hamilton Streets. Locality of evening meet-, British Empire through any war regardless of the
ings will be advertised later.   Delegates will be pre-1 strength of the enemy. .
sent from Victoria, New Westminster, Nanaimo,! Mr. Smith points out, in his letter touching upon
Prince Rupert, Kamloops, Armstrong, Cranbrook, j the. nickle industry, that Canadian nickel goes into
Ashcroft, Chilliwack, Mission, Vernon, Kelowna,  foreign countries,  free of all  tariff.    We buy it
safeguard that protects the public. Let us have this
safeguard of open instead of secret opening of tenders.
The Norris Government will some day be tempted.    Nothing is surer.   Why not take the means to
and calculated to injure Britain's supremacy, so has baulk at the very outset the bad designs of unscru-
the alienation of most of the natural resources of J pulous men?   If the Norris Government sets a good
It is not patriotic to allow* the vast mineral resources of British Columbia to lie undeveloped. It
is not patriotic to allow our machine shops to lie
idle while the Allies are spending billions in the
example, other governments will surely follow.
Make dishonesty next to impossible in the' awarding of contracts.
Since the above was written Lion. Mr. Johnson
has declared that the Nonis Government will follow
the British practice.���Farmers' Tribune.
and other interior places.   The Vancouver delegates
are from all classes of the business community.
back into Canada in manufactured form and pay
duty of thirty per cent, upon it.
SSISTANT Municipal Clerk Walter S.
Welton has enlisted .for active service overseas, and so the district loses for the time
being a good citizen and the Municipal Hall one of
the most eflicient men ever employed there. Mr.
Welton is a married man and in throwing down a
splendid position and salary to volunteer to help
his country, he has set a noble example to his fellows. K-.'_ '��� '"H
The Standard Trusts Company j
Head Office:  WINNIPEG
Capital subscribed arid fully paid       $7.*i0,000.00 g
Kcscrve  Fund        $425,000.00 p
Total Assets   $16,000,000.00 |
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This Company transacts all business of a strictly Trust character. |
The Company has  for   sale a very   large   number of   FARM   |
PROPERTIES in the middle West Provinces, belonging to Trust   |
Estates now being wound up.   Booklet on application to
J.AS.  G. FORRESTER, Manager.
The South Vancouver Milk Co.
Will give 2 prizes for the best Slogan suitable for their
All Slogans must contain the words SOU-VAN.
All attempts to be sent or mailed to the Manager at
537 29th Avenue East, and marked "Slogan Contest," not
later than August 31 st.
FIRST PRIZE���$4.00 cash and $2.00 Milk Tickets.
SECOND PRIZE���$2.00 cash and $1.00 Milk Tickets.
The Cost of Operating Electric
Household Appliances is
Merely Nominal.
The actual cost of current for Electric Household Appliances is
eut of all proportion to the comfort and convenience provided, this
being especially true during the summer months.
Look over this table of hourly cost of operation.
Coffee Percolator
zy2  cents per hour
Electric Grill
4 to Sl/2 cents per hour
Electric Iron
4 to 5 cents
per hour
Electric Washer
3 cents  per hour
Electric Toaster
5 cents  per hour
N.B.���Appliances used for cooking are operated only a fraction of
an hour per meal. The cost of others depends upon the duration
of their use.
We will be pleased to demonstrate these appliances at our salesrooms.
Carrall and Hastings St.
1138 Granville St. (near Davie)
Prompt use of the telephone saved the residence of a
Saanich, Vancouver Island, rancher from fire recently.
The incident also served to show how the B. C. Telephone
Company strives lo impress its employees to be ever ready
to serve.
On the morning of July 2.lnl, Mr. I-'. W. Sproule, a subscribe!
at Sidney, Vancouver Island exchange, called up the local manager,
Mr. K I, Pickering, and asked For a number] incidentally mentioned
thai lii-; ranch was on fire. After making iln- connection, Mr. Pickering had the lire alarm rung by Iwo people and Ile also called up
all tlie people in Sidney who had automobiles, requesting them tn
proceed to the tire hall and pick up available help and rush to the
lire, which was two miles away. There is no fire wagon at Sidney,
but the people appealed lo responded willingly, and gathering the
lire buckets, were soon on Iheir way to the scene of Ihe fire. As
Mr. Pickering was concluding his messages Ihe first arrival called
up from Mr. Sproule's and reported that thc house could be saved
as only the corner was ablaze. A bucket brigade had been formed
and water was being transported from the well and the creek by
those who had hurried to the scene.
The "Sidney and Island Review" made very favorable comment on the incident, under the heading, "Telephone Efficiency." Its article closed as follows: "People
do not live in isolation in the present time when their house
is equipped with the telephone. You are brought into touch
with your neighbor just as if you lived in the next house to
him in the city street."
A. E. Harron
J. A. Harron
G. M. Williamson
Vancouver���Office and Chapel: 1034 Granville St.     Phone Sey. 3486
North Vancouver���Office and Chapel: 122 Sixth St. W.     Phone 134
The Arabian Nights
Once upon a time a reeve of South Vancouver made a decree
that the young lady whose duty it was to record the evidence given
before the local magistrate should be suspended and her services dispensed with. Councillors said this was an unjust decree and declined
to allow it to be carried into effect.
"Ach!" said the reeve, "these boobs of councillors can not get
over me in that way. If I can not get my way one way I will get it
So he made a new decree: "That all women stenographers who
are not maintaining families be discharged and their places filled by
married men."
"That will get her," he chuckled as he took a newspaper man
into his confidence.
But alas and alack! Those "boobs of councillors" reminded
his worship that he was proposing to reverse "the order of the day,"
which is: "That all men possible be released from duty for service
in the Royal Army and their places taken by women."
So the reeve retired to his private office to think out another way
of getting his own way, and decided on married women stenographers.
Madame Davie says that there are three requisites of song: Thought lhal
shows genius, fancy anel truth. The Ihree excellences of song: simplicity of
language, subject and of invention, Thc three beauties .of song: attraction,
eloquence, boldness. The three intentions of song: to improve the understanding, lo better the heart and to soothe the mind. "These words of Catherall."
said Madame Davie, "to give my idea of what the characteristics of song might
be. I love to sing ior the patriotic concerts and my aim is to give to the people
the benefit of any talent 1 may possess. I am a teacher of dramatic art, voice
production and elocution."
Madame Davie has been heard at various times in Soulh Vancouver.
Through her efforts a purse oi forty dollars was recently contributed to'the
Victorian Order of Nurses.    She is a popular artiste.
What Happens When A
Town Goes "Dry"
A True "Movie" Film of a Town  "Wet"  and  the   Same   Town
of this class are now good credit customers.    Others pay cash.
"There is a remarkable difference
in the collection end of our business.
On the whole volume of our trade the
losses in bad debts amounted to a
large sum when our town was 'wet.'
When this town went 'dry' we began
to collect the bad debts. Out percentage of credit loss on current business
began to shrink soon after the saloons
went, and now it is so small that it
really amounts  to  very  little.
"Then with the saloon wiped off the
mail my help became more efficient
in every way I have one mail working with me now who was with me
through the high-license period. Ile
drew good wages, but he was never
thirteen cents ahead of the game���
never! I'art of the time he was so
badly 'soaked' that he was almost useless! He had 'labs' at the saloons and
those had to be paid first before his
lore accounts were settled, so he was
always behind. When the town went
'dry' he took a few pay-day trips to
the nearest town where 'booze' is sold,
I understand, lint he soon dropped
thai: it was loo much trouble. What
has been the result? That man has
more than thirteen hundred dollars in
t savings account in the bank���saved
tl the two 'dry' years, Ile is a fair
example of thousands in this city.
"What really pushed me over into
the 'dry' line, however, was watching
my delivery men. I could tell as soon
as one of them was initiated at the
bar. His work would begin lo fall off;
he would require a lot of watching.
You see 'booze' makes any man more
careless with your prosperity and your
money, less watchful and less dependable. ' My workers ��� from delivery
boys up���are immensely more efficient than when they could run into saloons.
"I'm a lot more efficient myself too.
Perhaps you didn't know that I drank
at all. Very few of my acquaintances
did know it. But generations of my
ancestors have cultivated a taste for
smoky Irish whisky, and it came easy
to me. If any man had told me at the
time that I was taking enough to hinder my efficiency I should have resented the suggestion. My nips were
very moderate. It took the contrast
of no nips at all to show me that.the
stuff was having an effect on my ability to work and plan with a clear head.
Nothing else would have convinced
mc. I know that it cuts down efficiency, no matter how well a man has
his thirst under control.
"On the score of its effect on business there isn't a single justification
for the saloon. I always thought there
was until experience pounded a
change of conviction into me, just as
it has into hundreds of business men
in this town. We all know better
I talked with our lumber and coal
man. whose trade is mainly from families of the working class. He is a
conservative man, always careful in
"There is just this difference." he
declared: "Since the city went 'dry' we
have been collecting accounts that
were deadwood. They would have
been utterly worthless" had the city
remained 'wet.'" Reaching for his
ledger he pointed to an account and
continued: "There's a case of a man.
He couldn't get credit for a bundle of
laths when we had license. Hut when
the town went 'dry' we saw that after
a little he quit chasing out of the city
for 'booze,' and finally settled down
to steady work and lo taking care of
his family. He came in and said he
wanted to build on his lot. We lold
him he could have credit for all the
material that he needed. Now Ile has
bought several hundred dollars worth
of stuff and paitl promptly. That man
is just a fair representative of a lol
of others���perfectly good pay when
the town is 'dry' and good for nothing
when the town  is 'wet.' "
Near by, on the strict-car line, is
a jewelry store catering to the working people. The jeweler who owns ii
"Certainly business is better than
it was when we were 'wet,' better in
every way. But to my notion the big
element in the change is this: Whei
we were 'wet'���even under strong regulation���this street was a pretty lively thoroughfare; no unescorted woman wanted to walk along it in the
evening and take a leisurely look int
thc shop windows. Now the shop-
window 'pull' means a lol to this line
of trade. A woman is now as salt
and comfortable on this street any
evening as she would be in her own
home. She feels free to stroll as leisurely as r,hc likes, study the display-
in the shop windows and go into on,
store after another to look about. Tha'
means trade in any retail line, but especially in this. It's the biggest 'dry'
result that there is. It's just like the
difference between good times and
bad times."
Said the dry-goods merchant four
doors beyond: "He's right. It's the
same with me. To sell dry goods you
must get women lo studying your
window displays; and they'll not do
this if they feel that they are likelv
to encounter disorder on the street,
hear rough talk, or see disagreeable
sights. They'll do their errands as
quickly as possible and hurry home.
A 3ense of haste on the part of customers is not calculated to encourage
large dry-goods sales. Now the women take their time and look about.
What is the result? My business has
increased tenfold."
A large clolhing-and-shoe merchant
in.the centre of the town had this to
say: "Business tinder Ihe best 'wet'
administration this town ever had was
not to be compared with what is now
that it is 'dry.' I'm collecting accounts
right along that are outlawed; just
as long as we had saloons they were,
absolutely uncollectable.
"You hear a lot of talk to the effect
that when a town goes 'dry' men who
like their drink and are strong for
personal liberty will go to some! other
town to spend their money, and the
merchants there will get it. I happen
to know how much truth there is in
that theory, for the reason that I own
another store in the town that gets,
all the trade tllat goes out of our
town in order to get 'booze.' 1 carry
the same line of goods there as here;
my store there is run by two young
men who are uncommonly popular;
rents are cheaper there than here anil
so arc many other expenses. I give-
close personal attention to the business there as I do here. If that doesn't furnish a sound basis of 'wet' and
'dry' comparison I don't know where
you will find one. My store in tin
town that gets our 'booze' pilgrims���
several hundreds of them every pay
night���is not only steadily dropping
in profits, but also in volume of trade.
The store here is as steadily going thc
other way. The facts shown me by
my ledger and my cash book have-
forced me to the conviction that then,
was never a more childish theor>
palmed off on a credulous public than
the theory that saloons help business.
I'm ashamed whenever I remember
that I once believed such rot."
Jones, the real-estate man. laughed
when I asked him if he had found a
"wet" town better for real estate thai
a "dry" town.
"One of thc business associations
here." he remarked, "look a straw vote
the oilier day. on the 'wet' or 'dry'
question; mil of ihc two hundred anil
ten men voting how many do yott
think wanted lo go back to a 'wet'
town? Jusl ten! When our town
went 'dry' conditions had a chance to
demonstrate themselves rentals and
real-estate values not only came back-
to where they were, but they also became still better.
"Our town, as you know, has added
thousands lo ils population under 'dry'
rule; and who is Ihe best buyer of lot
property���the man who is spending
his money in Ihc saloon or the man
who is keeping sober? There is pnly
one answer to that, as we real-estate-
men know.
"And   Imw    about     the     factories?.
'Dry'   territory   looks  mighty   good   t>-
them    make no mistake" on that score!
'Booze' is one of the big troubles in
I Continued on page 0)
What really happens when a town
goes "dry?" Do thc dire prophecies
of a "dead town" actually come t��
pass? Or do millenial conditions really materialize? There arc thousands
who are in honest doubt as to the answer, who want the plain facts of the
case, and here they'are:
Our town is a snappy city of fifty-
four thousand inhabitants. For years
it was "wet"���very wet. Then came
an almost unaccountable revulsion and
we had "high license, early closing
and a strictly regulated traffic," and
for two years we were perhaps thc
most strictly regulated "wet" town in
the West. Apparently many of our
solid citizens were convinced that the
best "practical solution of the liquor
question" had been found in high- license, a small number of saloons and
a large number of handicaps strictly
But two years ago the pendulum
swung clear to the "dry" side of the
clock, and it hit with a bang so loud
that everybody could hear it.
So, you see, our town has had her
wild, "wide-open" days; she has had
her period of "drought tempered with
mercy and enforced with indifference"; and right now she undoubtedly
is the "driest" city of her size in thc
United States.
Now what did really happen when
the town went "dry" ��� real "bone-
Our town has a remarkable meat-
market operator, and he has some six
imarkets in different parts of town.
He gets the trade of the millionaire
factory owner, of tile cheapest laborer
and of all between them. I brought
up the subject of the saloon with Jerry, the market man, because I happened to know that he had been
strong for high license, and because
nobody would ever accuse him of being narrow, bigoted, straight-laced or
anything of the sort.
"Would you put the town back on
a 'wet' basis���such as we had before
���if you could, Jerry?" I asked.
"Never!" came the quick answer.
"It's a plain matter of business mainly. My profits are fifty per cent,
greater today than when the town was
'wet.' Not that the difference between saloons and no saloons has increased my trade fifty per cent., but
there arc families buying meat of me
now regularly whose trade amounted
to practically nothing when wc had
saloons. The money didn't get home.
Of course the man had some meat
at the free-lunch counter in the saloon, but the wife and thc children
tasted very little meat.   Some people
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Sandy meets in wi' an auld freen an' has an  interestin' discussion
on Prohibeeshun frae the Soshylistic standpint
Wol freens, what ilac- yae think o'
this latest questyin that's excitin' the
folk rnoii aboot tlu-y pairts. As if
we hadnie enough a'ready tae tak up
oor interest, in the war, the Crisis in
B. C, Dicky McBride and the Wee
1 wis haen a bit dander doon Hast-
in's Street last Saturday nicht, It's
no' very often I'm doon the city on a
Seturday, but "business as usual" on
this occasion made it imperative that
I should be there. Hooever, I wisnie
long o' clacn what I had tae dae an',
the nicht bein' young yet, 1 wis turnin'
owre in my milt' whether I'd go an'
see Chairley 'Chaplin on the movie or
intae Pantages tae sec an imatashon,
when a heavy haund wis laid on my
shouthcr an' 1 wis wheechit roon at
an angle o' 45 or 60 (I'm no' share hoo
many) degrees, an' lo an' behold! wha
should I see but an auld cronie o' mine
that I hadnie seen for very nearly a
year. It wis at the start o' the war
1 last met him, an' if yaell min', freens,
him an' 1 had quite a bet argyment on
the war, frae the soshylist standpint.
Incidentally, 1 micht menshttn, he's
a bally Englishman���of course, that's
no' lie's taut.
"Hoo's the world usin' yae, Sandy,
they days," says my freen; "it's a long
time sin' 1 saw yae."
"No' sac bad," 1 says; "hoo's yer-
"Brawly," says he. An' I twigged
him haen a bit look owre the corner
o' his shouthcr, an' I wisnie the least
surprised when lie says:.
"Are yae comin' owre for a wee
snifter, Sandy? There's a kin' o chill
in the air the nicht an' efter the heat
o' the day a fellie has got tae lcok
oot in case he catches a gliff o' cattld.
It'll warm up the bluid a bit. C'way
owre an' we'll hae a bit crack owre
a wee dettch an' doris."
Tae tell yae the truth, freens, I never
felt mare uncomfortable in a' my life.
As I've telt yae afore, my freen's a
staunch soshylist, a pretty weel eddy-
cated chiel, an' a man that I ha'e thc
utmost respeck for���though he is an
I kent very weel he could tak a
dram, but, like mysel, it wis mare in
token o' freenship than onytlting else
that made him indulge, an' in a' my
long acquaintance wi' him, T never yet
saw him in a state when his ain mi-
ther wudnie hae been prood o' him.
I felt a bit queer though. A' the
same 1 kent it wudnie affect oor freenship the least wee bit by refusin' his
"Naw, Jim, thenk yae a' the same,"
I says; "I've been Tee-tee this whiley
back noo���an' tae tell yae the truth
I'm no' very muckle carin'. The last
time I had a bit snifter I had a gey
bad touch o' the bile an' I dinnie want
ony mare o' it. What dae yae say if
we ha'e a bit dander doon the street?"
"What dae yae think o' this new
idea���Prohibeeshun," I says, by wey
o' openin' the argyment; "what dae
yae ken, Jim, dae yae think B. C. '11
follow the lead an' become dry?"
"Weel, Sandy," he says; "yae hae
opened up a big, broad questyin noo.
I'm no' sae muckle concerned aboot
followin' the lead o' onybody. I generally think they questyins oot for
mysel, an' honestly speakin', Sandy, I
cannie say I hae gien the questyin
very muckle heed."
"Weel, I'm like yersel, Jim," I says;
"I hinnie pcyed very muckle attenshun
tae this prohibeeshun questyin, but
there's nae true doobts aboot it, Jim,
we cannie afford tae shut oor e'en tae
the fact that it's comin' intae the
range o' practical polytlcs, an' 1 wudnie be the least surprised if Mac an'
the Wee Fellie dinnie use it in an attempt tae draw a red herrin' across the
trail at the next eleckshun.
"Yae ken yersel, Jim," 1 contccn-
yies; "McBride an' the Wee Fellie are
111 a licht corner the noo���they dinnie
ken what wcy tae jump, they're between thc devil an' the deep sea tae
get some method by which they think
they'll be able tae hypnotise thc el-
eckturs again, an' a questyin like this
croppin1 up at the sycologtcal moment, opens up tremendous potentialities, as oor revered member, Cairter
Cotton, wud say.
"Honestly speakin," I goes on, "I
believe McBride an' the Wee Fellie
are doomed, an' on a strecht issue as
the misgovernment o' the province,
they wunnie ha'e a dug's chance o'
bein' returned tae pooer again, but
noo���wi' this questyin in the air���it
wud seem as if it's gaun tae be a survival o' the slickest."
"Och, yae should forget Bowser for
a wee while, Sandy," he says; "as they
say, gie the deil a rope long enough
an' he'll hang himsel."
"Aw, yes," I replies; "that's a'richt
but in the coorse o' his hangin' he's
liable tae cause a hale lot o' unnecessary trouble. Here's hoo I look at it,
Jim; you watch if Dicky an' Wullie
dinnie use this questyin as muckle as
aver they can. Frae their pint o' view
it's like a drap frae Heaven���onything
that'll mak the folk forget aboot the
land grabs, the oyster beds, the railroad pirates, Price Ellison's kye, the
Dominion Trust robbery, an' gudeness
kens hoo mony ither robberies, an' set
them argyin' among  thcmsels, 'II  be
a Jim, I'll bet yae what yae like
Mac an' Wullie are a'ready fcelin' like
a pair o' reprieved men on the morn-
in' o' their execushon."
"Weel, Sandy," he replies; "it's certainly a very serious questyin. As
you ken, I dinnie care a bug's e'e
whether I hae a dram or no'. Ony
time I dae touch it's when I rin up
again an' auld freen like yersel���an'
the speerit moves me. I tak a dram
jist in the same speerit as the wife
wud tak a cup o' tea wi' wan o' her
freens up in Woodward's or Spencers
if she happened tae meet her in the
"Weel," I says; "I'm no' very much
concerned aboot the social side mysel.
What I wis wantin' tae get at, Jim,
you bein' sic a student o1 ekynomics���
1 wis wunnerin* hoo yae wud look at it
frae a soshylogical standpint. Dae'
yae think that prohibeeshun wud dae
ony guid in helpin' tae bring aboot the
reforms yaer aye talkin' aboot."
"Weel, Sandy," he says; "that's quite
anither questyin; often hae I telt yae
that my belief was quite contrary tae
the orthodox temperance lecturer in
holdin' that poverty causes drink, instead o' their way o' reasonin' that
drink causes poverty. Drunkenness
tae a great extent is the result o' the
rotten system under which modern
society is organized.
"Yae often hear so-called eminent
men," he conteenyies, "generally them
that's been born wi' a silver spune in
their mooth an' never kent what it wis
tae work for a weekly wage���rant awa
aboot hoo weel off the human race are
as compared tae what they were a
Ininner years back."
1 could see Jim wis on the richt
tack, so I let him go on:
"They found their argyment on the
advances we hae made in science,
health, an' manner o' production���but
they never seem tae get doon tae the
basic fact o' whether the common,
every-day workin' man is ony the better off o' a' they advances.
"Wi' a' their modern inventions in
machinery, increasin' the productive
power o' the individual, it's a patent
fact that the workin' cless are in the
same boat they were a hunner years
ago���bein' dependent on sellin' their
labor tae mak a livin', an' if through
some pranks, bein' played on the stock
exchange, or their boss by his improved machinery can mak mare than
he can dispose off a' at yince, thereby
gluttin' the market���their labor is not
required, they're thrown on the
scrap heap.
"The human animal is the last tae
be considered in the modern system
o' production for profit. A workin'
man can only live by work, an' yet in
this so-called advanced state o' civili-
sashun he is denied that richt unless
he can mak profit for somebody that
controls the tools o' production. If
a contractor hasnie got ony work for
his horses, he disnie sterve them; they
represent wealth tae him, an' by sterv-
in' or ill-usin' them he wud be destroy-
in' his capital���but, as sunc as he cannie mak ony mare profit oot his worker, he turns him oot. Of coorse, Sandy, dinnie rin awa wi' the idea that
I'm blamin' the boss. He's jist as
muckle a victim as the wee bairns that
sterve through the rotten system o'
society we live under."
"Weel, weel, Jim," I says; "what has
that tae dae wi' prohibeeshun, ony-
"This much," says he; "while I
dinnie see ony approach o' the millen-
ium through the introduction o' prohibeeshun, yet I wunnie deny that it
wud help. If yince the workin' man
got his mind concentrated on his ain
emanicipation, believe me, there would
sune be somethin' stirrin'. An' sometimes, Sandy," he conteenyies, "I feel
that the whusky wudnie be missed by
the workin' plug. If they wud agree
tae prohibit it tae the workin' man an'
let the upper cless hae it in unlimited
quantities, yaed sune see a revolution
besides which even the war in Europe
wud play saicond fiddle."
"Weel, Jim," I says, "I'm rale gled
tae hear yae say that; I dinnie believe
the workin' man drinks for the love
o' the stuff, but often, as yae ken, it
acts in the nature o' a drug tae tak
awa the gnawin' ache at his hert when
he thinks o1 his bairns an' him oot o'
"But Sandy, there's an aspeck o'
the questyin I'm share yae hinnie considered," he goes on; "jist think for a
meenit what it'll mean tae you if yae
hae tae baud Ne'erday withoot a bottle, Yaevc often telt mc yersel that
yaer vocal powers were at their best
when there wis a wee drappie o' the
crater haundy. I think I see yae sing-
in' some o' yaer auld staves on a bottle o' ginger beer."
"Aw, that'll dae yae noo; nane o'
yaer impident personalities," 1 says indignantly; "yaell fin that Scotsmen
can get on jist as weel withoot a bottle as wi' yin. I've saw mare hard
drinkin' among you Englishmen here
than among a' thc Scotties I ever lived
I maybe shouldnie ha'e said that, but
a' the same, yaer jist as weel tae cor-
rcck they indeeviduals who gaUn aboot
thinkin' that Scotsmen are a'ways identified wi' whusky.
He didnie seem tae tak it onywey
amiss, hooever; he's gie thick-skinned
an' we pairted on the best terms.
But whatever comes tae pass, freens,
dinnie forget Mac and the Wee Fellie.
If I had my wey I'd prohibit them
a'richt���I'd prohibit them ever again
haen onything tae dae wi' the government o' this province.
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"To arms, co-patriots! Now is the
time to undeceive Omichund."
Tin enemy though) thai ihe British would nol figlil Some may so
deceive themselves still. That is the
whole secret spring and immediate
cause of the war. And now it is for
us to dissipate thai illlusion. And
"Now is the lime to undeceive Omichund."
Thai historic and sententious
phrase of young ('live comes forcefully to a student's mind today, And
i suppose it came to the mind of Sir
Edward Grey and Mr. Asquith one
year ago. They knew the German delusion. And they took the
momentous step which shall make
them famous and shall make Europe
free. They must have looked across
the council-table into each other's
eyes, and said���or thought��� "Now is
the time  lo undeceive  Omichund."
The enemy in India in the eighteenth century thought that the
young bookkeeper in the India Office, and that all the other quiet
clerks and lawyers and doctors and
merchants and shopkeepers were thc
same kind of poltroons as the Germans take us for now. And the
time  has  come to undeceive them.
Por the impractical peace makers
and tin- deluded Germano-philes in
our unprepared and unsuspecting
country, and thc well-meaning Radical press had all done something to
bring about the war, as they have
brought about other wars before.
How? By leading the enemy to believe that Britain would not fight.
So then, on the 4th of August, 1914,
then "Was the time to undeceive
And now if they think that these
Dominions arc- depleted; and that we
have played our last card and sent
our last man: il" they think as Bernhardt tells them that "The rotten old
Empire is ready to fall to pieces"���
whereas, like Paul Jones, we have
only really begun to fight���now then,
once again today "Is the time to undeceive  Omichund."
Better Days
For better days arc coming for
our Allies and for us. Days of victory and of real celebration. And the
proximate opening of the Dardanelles
���and the not distant fall of Constantinople���and the inevitable capture of Trieste, with the end of Austria on the Adriatic, and the recuperation and reinforcement and realignment of the inexhaustible Russian army; and the unbreakable dash, courage
and tenacity of the one and _ only
France, moving steadily onward in the
VosgeS���that shall undeceive them.
For the Bull Dog has only now taken
hold, while the enemy bleeds to death
in his trenches. And our young, fresh
armies are rolling safely forward:
thanks to our first line of defence and
offence, riding untouched upon the
(so-called) German ocean and hurling
defiance at the foe, Thus shall we
undeceive the megalomaniac of Potsdam, as disillusionment is even now
breaking in upon the simple and gaS-
poisoned minds of his servile and sabre-worshipping subjects.
Impregnable  Russia
Let him make his triumphal entry.
Of 'that empty and costly progress j
in the Warsaw salient, and before the
Cossacks and the enipty, places that
canfronl him; lie might well use Ihe
words of 'thai real soldier who wai
vanquisher] by his own progress n
that same Russian soil', and who ��� id
receiving the congratulations ol Mar
shall Nev after the ureal battle n
Borodino, "Yes, bul a few victorici
like this and we shall be ruined."
under  the heel  of   Bismarck  and  Von
Neutrals, such as we and Russia
were in 1X70, usually receive, sooner or
later, from the victor or the vanquished, the treatment they deserve. Mach-
iavelli in chapter 21 of "The Prince"
i I have no English translation here
so I dare not quote) says something
wise, as usual, aboul irresolute oi designing sovereigns, who adopt neutrality for divers reasons, when instead
they should take sides. They may
think to save present trouble. But
they are Storing up the future vengeance of one side, and incurring the
contempt of both. There are some
wary and eminent neutrals today.
Kings and Popes and Presidents, in
church and state���between the Dome
of the Capitol and the Dome of St.
Peter's���who might profitably peruse
these pages of "Old Nick." Oh!
for a month of Roosevelt at the White
Mouse, and of Leo XIII and Cardinal
Rampolla at the Vatican, For these
neutral- are trying to ride two horses,
at the same time, going in opposite
directions. And what was at stake
then in 1870 is at stake now. It was
France. The most precious and indispensable and refining element in
all human civilisation. Then our Victorian court and our half German
courtiers did not see the danger as
they sec it now, in the dismemberment
of France. France, that had carried
into Germany with the Revolution the
only liberty from feudal barbarism that
she" has yet acquired, France! which
has inspired the Russian Dutia in its
present progressive march. France,
which has liberated Italy; and has always  generously and  at  her own  ex-
Estimate of Germany
Now, no one underestimates the
enemy. He has. it is said, ten millions of fighting men���or he had; and
half of them tinder arms; between the
ages of 16 and 65. And he does not,
for mere red tape reasons, turn down
valid men as we do. because ihey have
a few years too much of valuable experience; or because they have walked
so far to enlist that they are flat-
footed, or although being expert hunters, may be cock-eyed; or minus an
eye-tooth, or short by an inch in stature. No. Matters are too serious
with him for that. And he is fighting for his life. All means are fair to
him. And every man is useful. Nothing is neglected. Nothing wasted.
Nothing despised. He proclaimed to
his gullible people recently that he is
fighting a defensive war. _ If that be
so it is because his offensive has failed.
\nd he is throwing himsel! from one
side of his cage to Ihe other, with a
despairing energy that ' is admirable
���with all the gloomy energy which
hate supplies.
German Hate   .
And why docs he hate us so? Is it
because we alone blocked his way?
A cynical philosopher in France
once remarked���I do not know why
my neighbor hates me so bitterly. I
have never rendered him any service.
This is not the case with us. It is
the very contrary. We have been rendering nothing but services to Germany during their whole obscure and
inglorious history; from the days of
Marlboro and Eugene; from the Seven Years' War of Frederick, miscalled
the Great, down to the formation in
our day, of their present Empire,
whose creation and aggrandisement
are due to our amiable, complacent
and misguided political sympathy and
For we should never have stood by
unprotestiug ��� nor should Russia���
forty-five years ago, to see France
crushed���and  above  all  partitioned���
pense, stood for the weak against the
press  r.    1 , of Euro]
and military honor��� -ance, me legitimate heir and ucc< ss -r to t >rei e
and  Rome���the all I"..: ning,
the labi iratory of all scienct. thc n i
of all art,
So the war between ideals has now
re illy begun, Thc struggle is now
on which had been long prepared: between the high ideal- and the low;
between the spiritual and the material.
And happily for this old Empire, and
the world. Britain, as usual in greal
crises, has this time made the right
decision. Those of us in the journalistic world, who had lived in the midst
of that political game which for twenty-five years back was being played
mi the great chess board of Europe,
by the diplomats���silting like gamblers around the green table���we had
seen the struggle coming. But no
one else would believe it, and the voice
of Lord Roberts was like the voice of
one crying in th wilderness.
August Fourth
This fourth of August is incidentally
historical. On one fourth of August,
during the French revolution, a hundred thousand people were assembled
at a national, religious, open-air festival on the Champs de Mars, celebrating as you celebrated here yesterday,
on those Cambie Street grounds, on
your little Champs de Mars, the feast
of the federation of a whole empire
and her allies. And this also is la fete
de la federation.
The revolution was then accomplished. France had found her soul.
The people were free. The Provinces
were united. They had made themselves a constitution.
And Tallyrand, the Bishop of Au-
tin, officiated. And the king still
lived. And the Marseillaise was sung.
And all went merry as a marriage bell.
Until the despots of Austria and Prussia, and the other less free and less
enlightened countries of the continent
marched against France to tell her
how she should he governed.
Thus was the twenty-five years'
war unjustifiably begun, so to speak,
of aristocracies against democracies,
by our enemies of today, against our
present allies. The war with divers
fortunes and intermissions, and changes of purpose, which ended at Waterloo.
Bismarck and  Napoleon
A great century now has closed.
A hundred years ago exactly Napoleon
went down And hu conqueror was
called saviour of the nations���not yet
saved; and Europe'- liberator���still
One hundred year- ago exactly Napoleon went down And in that same
year Bismarck was born The twa
ablest and most unscrupulous and
cold-blooded itatetmen in modem
time-. A grrat century that we have
lived in -aw them rise and fall. They
wre two strong constructive men.
statesmen of blood and iron���distrustful of democracies���and also of militarism. But conscious of the great
power and use of democracy���calculating with it���knowing that these two
principles must check and restrain
each other. The difference between
their systems was this: that the one
with the Latin mind counted with
democracy and would give it rights
and rule by its favor, while the Teuton
would trample on it and rule without
But the finely judged and nicely balanced system- of Bismarck and of v.i-
poleon would have required the fire
strong bands and clear head-, and
sleel heart- of Napoleons and Bi��-
marcks to continue them. The one-
lived to see as the other lived to forsee. the crumbling ci his great construction. /
_ Bismarck's impirf had lasted forty-
five years. It is doomed. Napoleon's,
even if he had conquered at Waterloo and had made peace, and reigned
in peace, as he then desired, with
Europe���would have gone down afterwards as inevitably as it did go for
want of that fine Italian guiding hand.
And by a strange, historical parallel
each one of these fallen state-men���
writing in exile and in calm, in bitterness and disappointment, bis reflections and reminiscences, wrote for
our guidance, the same wise words
which they knew their country would
read and ponder, as a kind of recantation���that "Europe would never tolerate a master." And inferential!)-
that the only perfect safety of the
state lay in free enlightened democratic institutions.
The old German pilot foresaw di.-
aster. if his country did not cultivate
Russian and British friendship, as he
had done. And that, as he said to his
biographer, "it would be a bad day
for the German Empire when a
statesman should arise in Russia who
would not hesitate to sacrifice a million of men."
That moment has come. The Grand
Duke Nicholas is there, also. And
not only the statesmen, but the whole
Duma are res.deed to sacrifice that
many and more if need be.
Our   Own   Blunders
As for us we are at last on the
right tack���oolitically, We have
squandered blood and treasure sometimes on the wrong one. Wc created
the National Debt to oppose unwisely
the spread of French influence and
French liberty on the Continent of
Europe. Xow we are wisely doubling
onr National Debt to undo that work.
Under a reactionary policy wc have
fought foolishly for more than a hundred years to oppose French ideals.
Xow we arc fighting under a more
liberal and enlightened policy to implant and assist them.
We have made ihe same blunder
in Turkey and now have made the
same summersault to correct it. We
propped up all these petty German
despotisms; and Bismarck in his
Vulcan forge, with his Titan blow-
on the anvil of Europe, welded them
into our present enemy���the sworn
enemy of liberty and of mankind.
Why did we so? Because we feared
the French Revolution of ideas���for
which we were nol set uneducated or
prepared. All wars are wars of ideas.
So is this.
And for us this is the supreme moment of this supreme war. Oppression may be momentarily triumphant.
Liberty ha- her back to the wall, Germany was never more efficient. Germany was never before so enraged.
But this is her high-water mark. The
megalomaniac of  Potsdam  is  running
amuck with a dangerous offensive
weapon in his hands. The mad dog of
Europe has broken loo-e. To arm-,
every free man! and slay him on sight
London -aid only yesterday: "Our al-
liei hold him at bay li i- for us to
do the rest." How can any unham-
man and valid soldier hesitate?
For  if  we  fail���bul   we   -hal!   not   fail.
For to travesty Lord Lytton "In the
bright lexicon ol those youthful Dominion-,    which    fate    reservi -    foi
brighter manhood, ill, re i- no -itch
word as fail."
And when we win���as win we shall,
then���the gloomy shadow and the
dreadful nightmare, that for half a
century have disturbed Ihe peaceful
progress of France and Europe shall
';,'   dissipated and dissolved.
European frontier- shall be corrected. Arbitrary frontiers shall give
place t,,  scientific boundaries.
The sacred right of nationalities and
races, for which Gladstone contended,
shall prevail over despotic, invisible.
political and eternally disputed line-.
The Teuton- -hall be pushed back
from Belgium and France behind the
Rhine, where  he  belongs.
Joffrc said well to an assembly of
Alsatians a few days ago. You are
French and   French yon   -hall   remain.
Serbia shall receive her children and
her territory���her compensation for
centuries of oppression,
"For freedom's battle once begun.
Bequeathed by bleeding sire to son.
Though  baffled  oft  is  ever  won."
Greece shall recover some of her
ancient glory, some of her ancient
dominion-; and front the Adriatic to
the Dardanelles, her flag -hall cover
ler -on- wherever their musical tongue
is spoken. And m spite of Royal German intrigue the cause shall prevail
for which Byron died al Missilonghi.
And the follower- of Venezilos, the
greatest son of modern Greece, -hall
have their way.
And tile watchword of Italy -hall
be "Death and expulsion to tyrant1"
The conquest of the Trentino and the
impending fall of Trieste shall far
more than offset the temporary and
empty conquest   of Warsaw.
It shall redeem and restore to the
embrace of mother Italy thai Italia
Irridenta���those long exiled children
of her North; those other Alsatians of
her history; the worthy compatriots of
Dante and Mauzini, of Cavottr and of
Garibaldi, who have known how to
preserve, even in servitude itself the
,-pirit  of an   exalted   freedom.
The Hapsburgs have been pushed
out of Lombardy, ly the French and
thc Italians in our generation. By
the Latin- against ihe Teuton. And
thus Italy was created.
By that same combination now a-
gain renewed I for history repeats it-
selfi. they shall be pushed back be-
yoncl the Tyrol.
And in Florence and in Bologna,
and in Rome and Naples am! Venice,
the -ireet- shall resound again with
the old war cry of their ancestors:
"Popolol Popolo! Muoiano i tirranni!"
An important feature this month of
"Telephone Talk." the magazine published by the II. C. Telephone Company, is the description of the Hotel
Vancouver. The illustration- are unusual, comprising a three-color cut of
the ho'tel, which is one of the finest
buildings of its kind in the world: a
reproduction of a photo of the magnificent historical painting, entitled,
"Captain Vancouver taking over Vancouver Island," which will hang in thc
hotel: a picture of [he telephone
switchboard, which is of record size,
and cuts also of she telautograph
equipment, which is the only apparatus of it- kind in Canada. A point
made in the descriptive text is thai
tin- Hotel Vancouver, which est $3,-
000,000, is a made-in-Canada building
throughout, everj ;i;!i". of which has
been specially designed by the architect. These article-, which comprise
several pages, male the issue oi "Telephone Talk" even more interesting
than usual.
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Business Men of the whole Province.
All who lire interested in prohibiting the sale of Intoxicating Liquors in
British Columbia nr>- invited to attend. The Convention li open to nil
friends of Prohibition, regardless oi' Religious, Political or Economic views.
Aiiv man or woman who registers at the Convention and is in favor of and
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their local railway ticket office.
Further information can be secured by writing
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Miss Herster's Young Couple
What Came of the Violet-Tinted Note  and the  Eating of  "That
Doughnut" By Louis Closser Hale
"Fifteen minutes!" called Mr. Mcl-
chers,  the assistant  stage  manager of
"The Antagonist" company, irritably
as though be resented the passing oi
time, lie descended the steps from
the stage while lie shouted, and started on his route of inquiry along tlie
tow of dressing-rooms in the damp
cellar of an Ohio theatre.
"Oh, my goodness!" exclaimed thc
voice of Miss Roland the leading woman, "I'll never be ready!"
Her exclamation, not unfamiliar to
Mr. Melchers, satisfied him that sin-
was in the theatre, even if she would
"never be ready." lie himself was far
from ready tn make his appearance in j
the play, and those who had their
doors open found nothing remarkable
in only a bald-headed wig perching
loosely on a thick mop of youthful
hair. Tin- young actor would not pull
down the air-tight wig into place until one minute before bis cue. as he
was subject to headaches and on this
particular night he had already wished the ageing toppiece in Jericho. In
pursuit of his duty, however, he moodily continued bis way down the line
of dressing-rooms.
John Lawrence made no reply. That
he was in Mr. Melchers made sure of
by a wet Umbrella left open in the
hallway to the distress of those pas-
sing by. Mr. Melchers apostrophized
the umbrella as a dripping, sprawling
octopus that had no right there, when
suddenly there was a noise like the
s*nund of a boot banged agaainst the
flimsy panneling and the maddened
comedian advised bis tormentor to
"Cut it. and cut it quick!"
Mr. Melchers was uneasy and astounded.     His   inclination   was   to  de-1 ((,r  .Js  a
ir in den,and by a nol loo continual
presence. And Drusilla unquestioning*
Ij acct pted 1,:- restriction! upon her
visits   until���could   it   have   been  but
two weeks ago!-���at tlit- end of .. day's
travelling as hard as had been tin- trip
io Brcntonvillc she had Found a letter!
Hit husband was on tin- scene
whin she entered his room and proceed-d. with housewifely industry, to
straighten up his corner of tin- makeup .shelf, and. as a cruel reward lor
her zeal, the hateful violel stationery I- don't kn
with a too involved monogram lifted go home.
its head arrogantly from imong the
slicks of grease paint and by ils flaunting caught her eye Tin word-, clear
Iv sprawled after the fashion of tin-
day, stared out at her���eleven io the
page only���and she did not turn tin
sheet,   for  eleven   were   sufficient    to
part hastily, yet he felt that some
thing was due his official position; so
he compromised by kicking the umbrella on the way to Miss Emmons
Herler's room next door. The character woman was dressed, although
dissatisfied with her putty nose, which
would not go on straight. She was
as unlovely in appearance as Mr. Melchers. yet she saw through his semi-
disguise a very hurt young man, while
his offended eyes embraced a pretty
woman Hearing forty, wearing a sympathetic expression beneath her formidable make-up.
"Did you hear " began the assistant  indignantly.
But Emmy put her finger to her
lips, and. indicating the slight partition between the rooms, completed his
sentence as though she had also completed   his   thought:   'That   you   were
learn that some one. and that one a
woman, "will be in Brentonville and
will meet you at the door."
She had wailed for an explanation
at the end of the act, had waited fully
expectant. She had received, instead,
a smirch of grease paint as he rubbed
his cheek against hers to lessen tin
admonition that she hottld have stayed
in the hotel���for the company were
dressing four in a room���at the same
time bustling her gayly to the door.
There had been no mention of the letter then or later!
Tonight was Brentonville, and during thc two weeks of mean towns|
which had intervened Drusilla's mind
had spun a web of mysticism about
the silly violet letter.'* With a layman's mind she interpreted Johnny's
ndeavor to keep her out of the thea-
rttse tha; he might continue
ter. He had intended showing it to
Drusie; but he had rediscovered it
after she had been gayly bustled from
the room, and the hectic stationery had
been destroyed, with all memory of
it, as he had packed up. lie vaguely
recalled now that the giri had foolishly written of her admiration lor him
and that she tvas sure he had "noticed
hi r" in an ice-cream parlor last sea-
- I By some connivance she was to
li-it a relation in Brentonville and
she had threatened an attack upon him.
Stub letters were not new- to Johnny;
ihe actor who receives them gives
them small heed. But this girl was
her,, frightened yet daring, voting and
John   concealed   hi^   impatience   with
his instinctive sympathy. "You shouldn't   have   conn    here,"   he  gravely  admonished.    "I   never  -aw- you in  that
ict   'ream   parlor,   and   you   must    go
again immediately."
She  littered  in   embarrassment.    "I
It you  might   have  come to my
am;'',  house and  have  some supper."
"Supper?" he echoed blankly. "Why
iv  your  aunt.    You   nuts!
I'm   sorry   you   must   go
alone  al   this  hour  of  night,  and  if
on  wait until  I  can get my wife we
hall   be "
"Your  wife!"
Sin: turned,, and, without further efforts to blandish, paddled into hurried
flight. Sin  was nol afraid of his wife,
bit;   her   god   was, a   god     no
Married'" *'Oh  poor, poor  Miss  Et
The gentle lr/ning of young  Law-:    "Yes,  poor   Miss  Emmj
rence   .-cut  hirnr after   her  before   she|.v"11 more, for if you are n
his bachelor philandering, and every
lendearment that fell from his lips
was translated as the criminality of
a young man who, out of his vast experience, had developed so much deceptive skill in so short ;t life.
As the result of her weaving of
plots she had evolved a sort of scheme
which, as she put il, was to give him
"one  more  chance."
had quite vanished: he could secure
a "hack," something, anything, to send
her home. He overtook her and the
two moved toward the residence portion of the village.
Drusie saw- them go. From a twist
in the dark alley where she had secreted herself she had seen them meet.
Her heart had drummed happily when
it would seem that Johnny's admirer
was to leave alone, but the drums
were muffled when her husband overtook the girl, Drusie's mind was untrained for such a crisis, yet she decided swiftly. She re-entered the hotel,
left a note thai she had gone on down
to the car, and, carrying her small
dressing-case, made her way to the
Pullman in the lonesome yards.
be lying in the aisli     disci irering tfial
two were missing.
The stories were exchanged, 'vnri
Miss llerter, with one eye on the u~
gine, at the conclusion of Ihe �� of.
matter (while Drusie was sobbing*
joyfully i  decided to add an epifoi  ���<���
"I'm  going  to  say  this  now,"  saict:'
she, "although that engine may  whisk
our cars up tin   yards at any moi
and we may have to run for it.     Tke
girl   was  more  keen   for   the  ear thaw
nr the epilogue, but Enemy held on
"Don't   you   budge.     You've   got   to
know   what the consequences of tin's
Icavetakirig   would   have   been.      You*
can't   make   scandals   like   ihis   whet
you   are   married   to  a   public  person
who is  sure  to  become  a   public   persoi age     They get  int., all the  papers'
and  nobody   would   be   -orry   for  yon.
Even   our  own  company   would  snigger over this if they ever hear "
���   . .
Drusie seized her bag and made another determined effort. But at that
moment the little special ���vent lurching up the yards. With a wail of despair -in- would have pursued it, but
Emmy  forestalled  her.
"Sit down. They've got to back
down on the main line first befori
they scoot away for good; that will
brine, them nearer to us. I'm going
ti finish. I may never have so good
a chance, or feel so free to speak���
half clad as  f am!"
but poo
lot going lo
pt the trill'..c paid to a popular
actor you had better give up bi ing;
a  popular actor's  wife."
"Tribute���thai  poor,  cheap  girl!'
"Do you know what that means r'
It means he lias personality, charm-
and all the other qualifications apart
from talent that go to make up a
successful actor. I tell you every
time a fool girl sends Johnny a note
Johnny can add a dollar to his sal-.
it shuts me out of his life so!""
ailing?     Rather!     I've   been   dressed
for hours."
Mr, Melchers wa
lified,  and  he  did
until   Emmy,   by   i
arrangements, had
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hall for public meetings, dances, etc., to Let
34 32nd Avenue
Ji hnny
ic audi-
she had
s quiel but no inol-
not take his leave
ertain pantomimic
-greed to meet him
the stage to further discuss the
savage attitude of their young John
Lawrence. She was fond of Johnny
Lawrence, and ever since her engineering of his marriage with Drusilla
Radisson, an "outsider," as theatrical
people call one' who is not of their
profession, she had taken a spinster's
interest   in   Iheir   welfare.
It  was Miss Herter alone who appreciated   that   the   hour  would   come
to   young  'Mrs.   Lawrence   when 'the
theatrical  world  would become a   burden, and thai  Ihe interval betwc
lost illusion and the philosophy
sary for the wife of a popular
would be a bitter one    Wha'. she had
feared���and more���had conic lo Drusilla; not at ouee, but so insidiouslj that
on   this   mad   night   in   March,   as   she
sat alone in her dingy hole! bedn oin,
ihe girl herself  was  terrified ai    the
state  of rebellion  through  which  she
was pissing.
Dttr ng voung Mrs. Lawrence'-, early married days sin- had thought she
would never lire of watching
act. She had ihe entree of t
toritim, and night after night
sal "out front" through all i
of the play. The plot oi the pi
ceased to" interest her; but, the performance of the players, varying with
their nn "ids, and the reception of the
piece by the more variable audience
for a long time kept her amused.
It was very wonderful to run back
to John by way of the sacred little
door behind the boxes, to tell him
why he had "lost that laugh." or to
rejoice with, him when, by some trick
of the stage, be had "landed" a new-
one. Sometimes she would not return to thc audience, but would sit
with him in his dressing-room or chat
in thc rooms of the women of the
company until it was time to seek out
a little restaurant for their late supper
and hour of ease.   Only !
As Drusilla on this night in March
passionately reviewed her life from
the slipping on of her wedding ring,
she marvelled that this running back
to the stage could have been the beginning of her present tearful condition. And yet it was not thc running
back, but John's not wanting the running back, that justified the suspicions which were now made certain.
For it was plain to her that John did
not want, and never had wanted, her
back on thc stage.    Yes, and why?
John's "excuse," as she termed it.
would have been to the players a reason as well. He did not always dress
alone, and this forced the women of
the company to entertain her throughout the evening in their crowded room.
Young Lawrence had a "sense" of the
theatre, and, having been wearied beyond expression by other travelling
wives, he was determined that no
such perfect specimen of a mate as
Drusie should ever be looked upon as
a nuisance.
In justice to the actresses and to
Drusie's charming little self, she was
ever welcome, no matter how crowded the conditions; yet John i��i his
pride of her wished her to remain ev-
Arrivtng at Brentonville she slipped
awav from him before dinner and went
to the theatre to find out if he was
to dress alone that evening. The
stage manager accompanied the working crew with the scenery, and his
first duly was to stab upon the nail
above the call board a slip of paper
with thc names of the east opposite
ihe number of the room in which he
or she was to dress. Drusie plodded
through thc mud up the alley, swung
open the creaking stage door, and was
confronted with the fact on the slip
of paper that John was to ilrc-< alone.
Then she had returned, silent as to her
discovery,  triumphant, yet miserable.
When John, the unwary, would not
permit her to go to the theatre with
him Drusie was sure hi.s real reason
was to give himself the opportunity
to meet tin- violet-tinted one after the
[curtain. She did nol admit her knowledge of his rendezvous, for a cause
thai site could scarcely put into formed
thought. "If," I)ru.-ii'- twisted mind
had decided. "1 lei him know thai I
have read the letter I shall have I
leave him, for no wife must countenance such an intrigue. And." hoped on
the child, "she may  p. i come."
They  were   to  quit   Brentonville  it
a  sleeper after ihc play; rather, th >
n ere   to   g(!   into   the   sleeper   wl ; :
would  be attached  to a   train    ot  :-
ih at foul  o'clock in thc morning, and.
in view- of a  night  borken  by  damn
otts   engines   in' the   station   yards
John, when he parted the curtain
of her berth, found her with the bed
linen drawn up about her throat, apparently deep in dreams. Ile smothered any disappointment that he must
hold over to the morning the Story
of his admirer, whom he had packed
off in a surrey from the nearest livery |
stable, and turned away. He found j
Miss Herter perched upon a lunch-!
counter -tool at the station near by,
and "steamed off" his experience. The
two together laughed understanding!}-
and John, for one. dismissed it from
his mind when his head touched '.he
bard  little  pillow.
Miss Emmy might also have done
so had she not eaten a doughnut. She
was still sleeping when at two, in the
morning a tailor-clad figure crept past
her berth, and. peeping out cautiously,
she observed young Mrs, Lawrence
seeking quietly lo leave the car. Miss
llerter  controlled   ihe  instinct   to   fly
t al all. Get into that side of ir.-
after these notes of his your-
Be i ���- secretary���for the time
me when he will need one,
mark my words When a woman writes
a decent note answer it; when anybody wants a photograph send it;
when a blank card* conies���witfi .-,.
stamp���for hi- autograph, write ft!"
gleamed  Drusie  through,
after   he
r.   and,   giving   her   pillow
thump.  <
ing   her   head   into    it     ag
They  hi
d quarrelled, that "was pi
And   she
was   going   oui���j r   li
awav"  i'in ver.    Hut  the
would   s
'ike  her.  and   she   would
a  little,
hen    .she would return.
It-,    .si
eep did nol come to
-ie  return,  and  her  travel'
ttiered ni >isy mintit -
ti i ty     M
3S 1 lerti r raisi tl hi r -
r.eer oul
The  lain   had  ce.ISi  1     '
her tears.
"Ve--." replied Miss Herter briskly,
"ii John's too busy. Don't keep tue
-lamp: il  makes enemies."
The two laughed together softly,
and waited in silence as the little train
! worked it- way on to the main line
and bore down upon them. Drusfc
| firmly prepared  to leave.
"And don't." completed Emmy, as
ihey insinuated themselves around the
farming implements���"don't ever nn;
away again like this, for above all
things it makes a man ridiculous. No-
thing breaks a man's spirit like being
ridiculous, and when his spirit's gone
his  acting's  gone."
For the first tune since her flight
John took form as a concrete husband.
The chimera had dissolved, and now
she musl face the anxious inquiries
of  Lev  wronged  lord.    "How-  has   he
i   it:
n ach< d  the high step of
and  the  strength  of  Em-
perplexing qui stion rcach-
nol sufficient to swing her
new that John was resting*
��� i -���:   but   she  knew   that
: , ��� -i for expiation, might
��� > :coti  n   to   his   calm
s 11
urged hir to
maiice. "Be
"I sha'n't be
like this."
"How   do
ihc girl.
John   I-  sit!
but  il  was -1
one thing he
part | the   company
had j point and  he
idvertent   ael
tot   the
���estry.    What
he . il her grit  unci
rest  during   the  perfor- real one?   Thc travcllii '   struck
id,-."   completed   John,   three.    There wa- only an hour more:
Iressing alone in a joint      '   id} an engini   was pi  fing up and
down in a scemingl*  aimless effort to
W?"   shot   backj-'ltach  Ihe  scenery   car  to the  sli
Still there could bi   no grid
ficiently  si rious  e\ ��� n  for  New   Eng
land  ethics.    John   had  come in  brimming  with  hi- new-  pf  his  i ill
mircr, i agci to tell her. to arftti
The   village  admirer?    Why   thai   was
.��� - t-.;
vott   km
t   know,
��� liable.    Bul nl
the   llerve.   of
were   at   the   snapping
feared thai by some in-
ion   Drusie.   his   Drusie,
ir,  di
ian pn
that   the  hospitality  of the
s extended grudgingly.    So
"Melchers   told   me."     he
would feel
women wa
John lied,
limped out.
His wife sank into a chair and stared at him. How long had he lied to
her. she wondered, ami over what had
he no lied! Hot words flew back ant!
forth. They were not lucid accusations. They gave no clue to the situation, but they made plain to John that
his wife was sick of it all and wished
herself home with mother. In the
end he dashed frantically from the
room and deposited his wet umbrella
in thc corridor as a warning to all
comers that he was not to be "monkeyed with" that night.
The play began, and the comedian
marveled that the audience could find
anything tunny about bis performance.
Yet they laughed as usual at his
pranks, and before the fall of the curtain he, warmed by their response,
found hi.s grievance fading into nothingness.
It was at the stage door, as he was
making a quick rush for Drusie, that
lie was again disturbed by a more importuning individual than Mr. Melchers. She was standing under the single electric light arching over the
doorway, in no ways a formidable
person, a country girl, overdressed,
under-mannered: one whom John
would have put down as the sister of
a stage hand had she not called him
by name.
John   raised   his  hat   inquiringly.
"You see I'm here." she minced out.
Young Mr. Lawrence groped in his
mind, but found nothing there or in her
exclamation   to  explain  her  presence.
"Didn't you get my letter?" she
pursued; "I sent it two weeks ago."
"Good Heaven!'' groaned Johnny
lo himself.
He had forgotten all about the Ict-
in   the   wet     moonlight
ifraid.    Tramps  hiin     a-
Miss Herter fell for her stockings in
the little hammock .md began to
the mhastily on. To her this was ridiculous; but Drusilla was not "f the
theatre, and by some curi iU!
chance she must have heard of Johnny's escapade. She scrambled on
some clothes, anathematizing thc heap
of garments that would not go on
Once   out
Emmy   was
bout station yards, and she wished th
puttering engine which had gone ambling up the track toward the reluct-
aut scenery car was nearer, for ils
company. Yet if she who walked, a-
lone through life had fear, what must
be the quaking of sheltered Drusie!
She moved toward thc dingy station
confident that the girl would be within the waiting-room. She peered
through the window; the ticket agent
was gone, but there was no runaway.
With real anguish she turned toward
the waters of the lake. But feminine
intuition dismissed the horror from
her mind. It couldn't be���when the
water was so cold. And yet Drusie
was different from them. She started
to run swiftly towards the water's
"Miss Herter!" It was a welcome
voice. Behind a pile of crated farming implements Miss Herter found
her: smaller than usual, shaking but
resolute, with the iron conventions
of her forbears in her face���and in her
purse enough of John's money to
take the train in half an hour to mother.
"Tell me!" began Miss Herter passionately;  "tell  me  everything!"
Even then the confidence must be
teased from her while the engine
banged the baggage car against the
Pullman with such violence that, it
seemed to Emmy, the company must
'.   Miss   llerter.
'���: re!"
Mr- c.   wh
-t slel
hall sit
I he   'i .mi s'
I     '������ - -.  I  must
��� tdflll   c;
Emmy follow < ���'.  thi
�� i lei
won,'' i   io pa
Fi ��� ���' ���     w his
man   fell   hims
,i-l, ep, and evei  afti rw
ght  a
mbi r
ol   "Tin
in   this
'He   ii
i   had
, now
sang itp-
���tnd shall
-  Herter
villi   hiru
r,  bn
I   must
St as well. She
ting wife, and
'tue oven ol
rt   tin   curtain
ed phrases |fj(-
lf   tn   be   stiff
ard he blended
doughnut  with
inti lligence (hat "if yon
- ver played or expect to play a serious
���   i! it, and don't speak
word! lid the nightmare end
with 1.:    ' whisked from his bed,,
topcoat, and led' In tin
nd   nl   (hi   , ar.   the   far  end  from,
isie    Yi i he followed Emit:''- Sti   ���  and plan with growing count unmixed wilh ihe satisfactory   conviction   that    he    woufr'!
play the pari  beautifully.
Ile did, E nmy let him out of tlir
��� ' thi far end. and as he facet
pantinglj in tin direction of his w-Wt-
In spattered mud upon his coat, soaked
his slippers, and bedraggled his pyjamas���just ,- his long hunt throughout tlie yards would naturally, begrime
Previous lo retiring Miss llerter .
sleuihbkc. i npt up and down the aisfe
and found no snores were missing.
She even added to her collection the
childish breathing of the young Lawrences before "that doughnut" let her
The regular Sunday services will beheld next Sunday. The evening service is called "Fathers' Night," and?
special music has been arranged for.
A surprise party was given Miss
Norma Tulley at the home of Mr. W-
D. Hammond. A very enjoyable evening was spent and a presentation,
was made by the choir of a hymn-
book to Miss Tulley, who is leaving;
for Shuswap to teach school. F
Mr. A. G. Hales, the celebrated war
correspondent, has a remarkable Utter
in John Bull, which is at least a relief
in these days of croaking pessimism.
We are not bound to believe that the
Secretary of War has taken Mr. Hales
into his confidence, but we do believe
that the Secretary is not a man who is
working without a plan, and that his
plan, when the time comes to put it
into operation, will be as successful,
if not as sensational, as Mr. Hales
"The hour is pregnant with good
news," writes Mr. Hales. "It will not
be long before our. land will ring from
coast to coast with a splendid story
of triumph and daring, and men will
bare their heads and thank God for
giving us the grim granite man who
sits like a sphinx at the head of our
armies, and works night and day with
locked mouth, for his country's salvation. I have searched the pages of history, and searched in vain, for a case
parallel to his. Day in and day out a
gigantic press organization attacks him,
seeking to nullify his almost superhuman efforts. The spirit behind the attacks may he one of mistaken patriotism���! hope it is so. Let the gods
judge. But the hour of his vindication
is near at hand; his triumph will be so
immense, so overwhelming, that we
shall be able to pity those who have
sought his ruin; their humiliation will
be utter and complete.
"They have tried to 'draw' the great
Field-Marshal and make him show his
hand, though by so doing he would
have to place his cards face upwards on
the table for the German War Council
to see and understand. They jeered at
his soldierly qualities, as a hundred
years ago a foe jeered at Wellington,
calling the Iron Duke a "Sepoy General." forgetting that nearly every great
military reputation the world is cognisant of was made, or solidified, in the
East. Knowin- what I do know, I can
write today more in pity than in anger
concerning Lord Kitchener's enemies
within the gate; they are going to drink
of the cup of derision which the British
people will fill to thc brim, and they
will have to drain il to the dregs, whilst
a wondering world shouts his name to
the skies. There are no sands in Britain deep enough for them to hide their
beads in when he makes his move and
plays his hand. The thing 1 know I
have known for some little time past���
as the editor of this journal has known
it for a longer time. Let Britain possess her soul in patience���the world's
greatest soldier lias riot been sleeping:
lie did not need people of untrained
intelligence to teach him a soldier's
duties; he may not have secured the
kind of shells to meet Iheir views, but
it will be found he has ready to his
hand all that will be required to satisfy the German soldiers and their leaders.
"Even those seemingly incomprehensible statements made by the various
politicians, who have talked far too
much and done too little, will lie set
right. I do not say tlie happenings of
the immediate future will at once bring
peace to Europe, but a vast change
will be made as far as Britain is concerned. If a solid and lasting peace
comes to Lurope within the next ten
years, I shall not deserve a place a-
mongst the prophets. But there will
be a big truce. This war was not the
mere outcome of Germany's forty
years' preparation for slaughter; it was
the steady growth of thousands of
years; tlie causes were in active operation when thc Huns wore skins of un-
tatincd hides and fought with stone
hammers; the Germans precipitated the
crisis because they were the bloodiest-
minded, the greediest, and the vainest
human animals on the planet.
"It wi!! take years of fighting and
rivers of blood to establish Europe on
a basis of lasting peace; many of the
old landmarks and traditions will be
swept away, never to reappear. Instead of nations as we now know them,
wc may live to sec something akin to
the confederated Stales of Europe,
with one army and one navy to keep
thc peace of the world and one set of
statutes to govern trade and commerce,
a practical, not a Utopian, brotherhood
of the white races, with a Business
Government ruling over all instead of
lawyers and people privileged by the
accident of birth.
"There is a vast chasm to be bridged
before these things can enter the realm
of practical affairs, and thc first plank-
in that bridge will be laid down when
our great Field-Marshal confounds the
Kaiser's War Council with his masterstroke of strategy and makes himself
immortal as the greatest soldier since
the first Napoleon. Be of good cheer
in Britain, for bright days are at hand,
in spite of the mad Kaiser's boasting.
Put your backs into your work, according to your individual sphere of action. Soldiers and sailors must fight
as men never fought before; workmen
must work as men have never worked
since the dawn of time, and money
magnates must 'shell out' until gold
runs as freely into the coffers of the
state as our warriors' blood is running
near Calais and the Dardanelles. The
people are pouring out their blood;
the rich must pour out their- gold: toe
must stop this street begging; it is
bringing us into contempt. We arc nol
a nation of cadgers; there is stored up
wealth enough in Britain to whip the
world; ihe millionaire's should give in
millions, and give without being asked,
and count it a privilege to be able to
do so. Never again should a British
soldier or sailor be importuned for
pence in our streets; it is a shame and
a disgrace to us. They will empty their
veins for us on land and sea; shall we
We   deliver���immediately���anywhere.
Phone your order to Seymour 6722.
(With the Sunburst Sign)
1097 Granville.     '       Cor. Helmcken,
cadge from them the pay with which
they seek a good lime���possibly tin
last 'good time' many of them will ever
have? Each of them is a splinter in a
plank of the bridge our Field-Marshal
has been making.
"Some of our bishops have been a-
busiug the confidence placed in them;
they have been lo the fighting front,
and have come back screaming like a
pack of old women concerning subjects
they know nothing about. They are
not experts in gunnery; their duty ditl
not lie in the direction of shell or cartridge supplies; no capable war correspondent would have abused his trust as
these 'holy men' have done. They
preached Christ, the Prince of Peace,
in time of peace; Christ is still a living
force; why do the bishops not preach
Christ now, and leave slaying for men
whose stern duty it is to slay? They
are crucifying their Master cvery time
they open their mouths. Let them go
amongst the wounded men and help the
mangled soldiers to die.
"Our sun is just rising above thc horizon. The real end is afar off, but
the day is brightening; face duty with a
smile and try and think of our soldier-
leader as a lion crouching, chin on
paws, in the desert, watching witli unwinking eyes, ready to spring when the
moment and the opportunity combine.
You will not wait long; we are going
to drive thc Kaiser and his host across
the Rhine with those raw British lads
who a year ago had never handled a
rifle or touched a bayonet. They said
wc had no genius in our blood; we were
only a nation of shopkeepers; they
came to the slaughter like a wolf pack,
and like a wolf pack they will go back
���some of them. What they will have
seen���what they will have done���is a
story soon to lie told. I wish my pen
were free to write it. But the secret
must be kept."
If you wish to dispose of your
Household Goods, Horses. Cattle,
Automobiles by AUCTION consult
R. C. Fitzsimmons
who will guarantee Satisfaction and
prompt  returns day  of sale.
South Vancouver. Phone Fair  1962
Res.  Phone:  Sey. 8527 L
parcels and holdings, for a sum of
y-ti,iv->.UJ, inaue up as lollows:
i axes and interest, ^>34,//8.1o; costs
auu charges, $>J,o/Ll/ei; surplus m
trust, ^ij.teta.D/.
Between the dates of the publication of the tax sale lists and the end
of the sale $oO,5oJ.yO was taken in at
tlie tax collector s wicKct lor arrears
of taxes and interest. On this sum,
which was in addition to the amount
taken in at the sale, there was collected $4,61.1.99 for costs and charges
on properties listed for sale.
The total amount of costs and
charges, therefore, were as follows:
Properties redeemed before sale,
$4,613.99; on properties sold by auction, $3,370.91; properties sold to the
corporation and payable on redemption, $15,145.79;  total, $23,131.69.
The total expenses of the tax sale
was $8,585.94. Tax Collector Riley
adds lo this that there are charges of
one dollar on each parcel sold due to
the land registry office for the registration of the sale of the property,
amounting to $4,576, and a similar
amount when the property is redeemed. Both these fees are collected from
the  persons  redeeming  thc  property.
Theatrical Notes
Victorian Order of Nurses, South
Vancouver branch, will meet at the
home of Mrs. Kerr, 266 19th Avenue
West, on Tuesday afternoon, August
24th, at 3 o'clock sharp, when the
chief superintendent from Ottawa,
Miss Maclvenzie, will give an address.
All ladies of South Vancouver iiUer-
I ested iri the work of the Victorian Order are heartily invited to attend.
Pantages Theatre
Another high-ela>s bill will be presented at the Pantages next week. The
Haberdashery, a musical comedy tabloid, will lie of a lop notch variety.
Harry Von Fosseh, a blackface comedian, will lie sure to please his hearers.
The Three Rondas have a surprise
up their sleeve which has won great
applause. Dow and Dow, comedians,
and Winsch and Poor wilh their skit,
"No Trespassing," close up a bill of
fare full of life for Vancouver followers of the footlights.
What Happens When a Town Goes
(Continued from page 2)
At the meeting of the finance committee, Thursday, Tax Collector Riley's report on the municipal lax sale
was submitted. The report shows
that the total amount collected on account of taxes and interest from January 1 to July 30 was $236,323.96. Last
year tlie sum of $72,016.47 was collected.
Thc land parcels and holdings sold
for arrears of taxes were 4576 in
number, valued at $211,597.76. This
amount was made up as follows:
Taxes and interest, $195,080.06; costs
and charges, $18,517.70. Of the number sold, 3565 were acquired by the
municipality, and were valued at
$173,447.70, composed of taxes and
interest, $158,301.91; costs and
charges, $15,145.79.
The public bought at thc sale 1011
"The House of Happiness"
E. D.  Graham,  Resident  Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
The Haberdashery
A Musical Comedy Tabloid
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20,   9.1J
Admission���Matinees,     15c.;    nights,
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
factory management. Do you think
the men behind tiny big factory enterprise would locate in 'wet' territory���
other advantages being equal���when
Ihey could go into 'dry'? Nevcrl Manufacturing is on the efficiency basis
today, and drink is loo well defined a
factor in the reduction of efficiency
lo allow any factory manager lo have
the wool pulled over his eyes by the
argument that a real factory town
must  have saloons."
Before the last election ihe local
saloonkeepers of our town met in a
council of war. The saloonkeeper who
kept the best 'place' in town and was
looked upon as the "biggest man in
the business" was asked to talk.
lie talked right out in meeting, and
"If Ihis town goes 'dry'���as it probably will���you'll put up an awful
howl. But cheer up! You'll be better
off when you're driven out of the business. I can count on the fingers of
one hand all of you who are really
making more than wages. The breweries are getting Ihe money. You'll
not lose anything financially by being
forced into other business. Most of
you will gain by the change. Nearly
every one of you is going down hill
physically. Your saloons are a long
way from being health resorts. You
get about as much bad air in the
course of a day as any set of men in
tbis town. Then most of you take too
much of your own medicine and too
little exercise. But you'll keep on just
as long as you're in the business, and
you'll stay in it until you are driven
out.   And 1 think the time has come."
It did come, and the town and everybody in it are happy and satisfied.
Painting Contractor
Phone Fairmont 1314 R
118 Hastings Street West
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