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Array S ATORDAYQ CHINOOK
VANCOUVER BRITISH ^^^COLIJMBIA CANADA
Vol. IV, No. 38���Established 191 I
lEDITORIAL OPINIONS:
SATURDAY, JANUARY 29, 1916
GEORGE   M.   MI Kit.\ V
"The truth nt nil times firmly ntiiniln
And ahall from as;c io age endure."
ANOTHER DOLLAR A TON ADDED TO THE
COST OF COAL
FORTY  miles away  from   Vancouver  there  is a  coal
deposit which cannot be exhausted in this generation
or the next.   A million tons of coal will be available
at Nanaimo long after the world lias passed coal as a fuel
into the discard.
The coal people have raised the price of the commodity
in Vancouver a dollar a ton.
The pitiable excuse is given that it costs inure nowadays
l'i haul coal in a big, awkward scow across the waters from j
I lie pit-heads.
One dollar a ton raise in the price of coal is going to
ause hardships in many a hundred homes in Vancouver i
.md surrounding districts. It is a hardship which will be
suffered by women and children most, for they need the
warmth which comes from coal fires more than we men
need it.
The women and children will bc the sufferers and some!
i these women are war widows and some of the babes are i
war babes.    But the coal barons have no regard for then, i
in their frenzy to squeeze the last cent for themselves.
Prices quoted in  Vancouver last week were five and a
half and six and a  half dollars a  ton.    Xow the figures'
have been raised to six and a half and seven and a half. '<
These prices are  higher than coal  prices  in  most of the I
���llicr cities of America.
While our supply comes chiefly from across at Xanaimo
and the Vancouver Island coal fields where the Government had the militia to keep down the strikers, it is a fact
that coal can he imported into British Columbia���to Vancouver���to Xanaimo���from the State of Pennsylvania
cheaper than it can he bought right here where we pro-j
duce it.
Tbe fact is that wc are in some respects a community j
of outlaws in British Columbia.   The coal barons can soak
the people what they like for fuel and they choose the sea- j
son when it is coldest to put the screws down.   They may j
charge  what they like and there is  no law to say them
nay.    There are  no  provisions  on  our
BY THE WAY
n
JOSEPH  WALTERS,  LIBERAL  CANDIDATE FOR THE YALE RIDING
if  the  Province,
ale   planks
CLEAX and honest government and the full development  of  the  natural  resources
that Mr. Walters, when elected, will assist .Mr. Brewster to put into effect.
An  Englishman, born in  Derbyshire 45 years ago. and was in business as a chemist up to his leaving for
this country in 1906.   fie has no hobbie, unless politics can be sn considered, having for many years in the old country been intimately associated and officially connected with  the Liberal party.
The Yale riding is a large and important one, with a diversity of interests, and Mr. Walters is giving particular
attention to questions that vitally affect its success, such as agriculture, mining and lumber.
The Agricultural Credit Bill as a vote catcher is being freely played by the Conservatives. The success or failure of this legislation will depend entirely upon its honest administration, and Mr. Walters maintains tliat the past
statute books to I record of tbe Bowser government does not give us any encouragement to believe that they would administer it
shield the people from this-class of robber who takes ad- j honestly, but rather for the benefit of their particular friends and the creating of highly paid positions as a reward
vantage of them and steals from them at the time when j for political services, lie has pledged himself to use every effort to make this a bill that will benefit thc small settler
ihey are least able to protect themselves. i   am! t0 bring into effect as speedily as possible.   Heretofore the small settler, who is the very person that should be
The war is on     In Britain they have regulations which j   welcomed with both bands, has been neglected and sacrificed in order that the larger settler may have bis cl
restrain   people  controlling  food  and   ftiel  supplies   from!   ��* exploiting the Province.    It is the small settler in numbers  that is going to convert this  fro
taking advantage of war conditions to hoist their prices, j   a" exporting Province. .
What is good enough for Britain is not good enough for |   .      "'��'"** "" >ts different branches ,s a subject upon winch he is well posted, it must be    bred m the bone,    lor he
'.   is the son of a miner.  His brother occupied a prominent position in  the councils of the miners of Great  Britain.
Mr. Walters has lived in mining communities all his life and by a close study of mining conditions, he is able t<
The coal deposits on Vancouver Island but a few years    i)QJnt Qut t]](, weaknesses am| failings in t|lc record of the Minister of Mines.    He maintains that the future succes
ago rested under the surface of the earth, the property of |   _,,,._���_-���..-.   . .    . ^^^^^^^^^���
the people of Canada.   The Lord placed the coal there for ���  ,arly ^ copper am| y-m
the use of the people.    Today those tremendous deposits     _r .,_     ,_,.      , ���,.  ���
of nature's riches are held and controlled by a small group i
of men. prominent among whom are two railroad mag-.
  lance
an importing to
nates. These men paid little for this great bulk of natural
wealth. F.asy governments passed laws which made it
easy for them to gobble up this wealth. They now control it and for'every cent they have put into these mines
in the way of development they take many dollars out
and the people pay lhe dollars.
The people have not any redress.    They have not even
laws which would afford them such  protection as would
Tee tbe coal barons to keep the price of coal in Vancou-
er at least down to the figures which are usual in other
' itics.
WE CAN BUY IN EDMONTON, DELIVERED TO
YOUR DOOR, THE BEST COAL IX THE WORLD.
\T THREE AXD A HALF A TON. HERE WE HAVE
PO PAY SEVEN AXD A HALF A TON.
THERE IS A GENEROUS RESPONSE BEING
IAJ)E TO THE PATRIOTIC FUND. THE COAL
i'KOI'LE. IN MAKING THIS INCREASE IX THE
COST OF ONE OF THE NECESSITIES OF LIFE
ARE BOUND THAT THE PATRIOTIC FUND WILL
XOT GET ALL THE MONEY.
fcble to
lailmgs in the record of the Minister of Mines.    He maintains that the future	
f the Province depends to a very great extent upon the fostering and developing of the mining industry, particu-
possibly more than to all other industries, and he was very pleased to learn that instead
of the portfolio of Minister of Mines being tacked on to some other department and forgotten, it has been  given
a Minister all to itself.
In his campaign throughout the Y'ale riding lie has been very well received, and has created a very favorable
impression, and the belief is confidently held that Mr. Walters is not the man to hide his light under a bushel,
but is outspoken and independent, and will always be to the front in initiating and supporting any measures for lhe
good of the people. His strong characteristics are his democratic ideas, his inability to
and his ability to put forth his case in a logical, concise and interesting manner.
remain a rubber stamp.
PROHIBITION IN PORTLAND. ORE.
OUR   friend   from   Portland   visited   Vancouver   some
time before the dry law went into effect in the State
of Oregon.    He was an anti-prohibitionist and  at
that time was hopeful that the Federal courts would declare the State prohibtion law ultra vires.
Here is a clipping from a letter which reached this office
"veral days ago:
71 am agreeably surprised as to this Prohibition movement.    Practically all the places that were saloons, bottle houses, etc., are being remodeled for other businesses
and in a few cases at increased rental, and in most cases
at tbe same rental, and a few, of course, at a reduction.
"Those  crowds  of  idle  men   that  have  been  around
Burnside Street for years    are    gone���people say���to
work.   And I have not had one man ask me for something to eat since the first of the year.    1 don't know
whether prohibition caused it or not."
We do not care to mention the name of the writer of
''lis letter.   He is an ordinary man of the world, born and
raised iu the Northwest, a cattle man for many years, and
"sed to roughing it.    There was a time when he owned
���> half interest.in a certain place in a mining tamp where
'he drinks that were sold were not lemonade and where
ihc boys didn't spend the winter evenings playing checkers.
Some of the skeptics were inclined to take the words
��f Dr. Matthews in Dominion Halt the other evening retarding conditions in Seattle, since John Barleycorn was
driven out, with a grain of salt.   But here is an absolutely
���'"Partial report.
WHY BOWSER FIGHTS BOWSER
A COMMISSI! IX appointed by the Dominion Government is manifestly the only method of reaching the
bottom of the Dominion Trust Company's frauds,
lu sections and segments these are sporadically rising
to lhe surface; but to the public generally they present no
consecutive connection between the actual or ostensible
perpetrators and thc original schemers, the underground
manipulators. It is these much more than the unwary
directors whom lhe public wish to bc placed in the grim
light of revealed truth. But it is these, nevertheless, who
are being constantly screened or obscured from view.
Why?
Not long ago is was formally announced that the Government of British Columbia had undertaken the conduct
of thc litigation on behalf of the depositors against the
Company and had specially retained Mr. Davis, K.C.. to
argue the propositions involved. The depositors' rights
depend upon the legality of the power pretended to be
conferred on the Company by the Provincial Legislature.
It is now conceded that that power is ultra vires. For its
enactment in 1913 Mr. Bowser, then both Attorney-General
and private solicitor of the Company, is responsible.
Through this spurious legislation the depositors have been
duped a'nd defrauded.
Is it benevolence that inspires the proposal of Mr. Bowser to fight the depositors' case; or is this proposal merely
a complementary link in the chain of perfidies which conceal the real culprits of the vile manipulations from public
view ?
Mr. Bowser, if he was not the prime schemer, was a
most wary and astute coadjutor in the infamous frauds.
It is all-important to him; now that he is Premier and
aspires to be an autocratic tyrant for the next five years,
that the black horror of his real part should be concealed.
The scheme of Bowser fighting thc Dominion Trust and
its directors on behalf of the depositors���the scheme, in
short, of Bowser fighting Bowser���is conceived and pro-
liamentary debate by the Dominion Government. not tn
concede the fateful power to any Trust Company whatsoever. In the Dominion Government the conferring authority solely was, anil is reposed; and every Trust Company in this Province today who is receiving deposits under Provincial enactments is acting illegally.
The practice is, however, general; for Bowser has by the
Trust Act, l')14. generalized the power and forced il. nolens
volens, on all Trust Companies.
This reveals not only a highway for fraud, but a defiant
abuse of the Constitution. It is a public scandal- and as
such it demands investigation.    Who is to investigate?
Bowser will never reveal Bowser's infamies or crimes.
Unless the Dominion Government intervenes they never
will be revealed. That Government cannot well shirk ils
obligation tn intervene; for it is emphatically the guardian
of our constitution, and besides that, it was a Dominion
Charter under which the Dominion Trust Company acted:
it was a Dominion Charter which it violated.
The duty of H. H. Stevens is clear and needs no emphasis. It is to bring the subject before parliament, and
to demand a commission with thc most ample powers of
investigation, and of reporting on the most peremptory
and effectual method of terminating the spurious usurpation of the banking function of receiving deposits by Trust
Companies in this Province.
Is Mr. Stevens ready for this?   If not, Why?
COMMODORE TISDALL IS reported to be snowed in
some place be. ween Prince Rupert and Fort George. This
is just a preliminary to the snowing under he will get the
day he clashes wilh our Malcolm Archibald Macdonald.
IT IS TO III-: HOPED thai when next Premier B-pwser
comes tn the country he will fare belter than his junior
partner. Mr. Johnston. In the election in West Vancouver,
Mr. Johnston ran for councillor.
* # *
HE DREW A BLANK in lhe municipal contest, receiving
no '."t'.'s whatsoever,
THOUGH MR. JOHNSTON boldly declared up to the
day of voting that he would defeat bis opponent by a
mighty majority, few of the sporting people of the municipality  wagered any money on Johnston.
NUMEROUS CASES OF cold feet are reported among
the hoys in khaki at Hastings Park. They are not due
to any fear of the Kaiser's legions hut to the unseasonable
activity of General Frost.
* * *
THE MAJORITY OE men have strong objection to taking medicine in any form, but gulp down the popular remedy for grippe with cheerful resignation.
* f      *
A CITY COUNCIL is short on initiative that cannot
create enough committees to give every member a chairmanship.
* * *
TIIE PLUMBER'S BILL is no pipe dream.
IT IS ONLY A matter of time when all the officers in the
bantam regiment will win iheir spurs.
* * *
TIIE WICKED HAVE no monopoly of Vancouver's slippery places at presenl.
* * *
AFTER EXCAVATING A pathway around thc clothes
reel in the backyard thc man of the house has a fair conception of the hardships of trench digging.
* * *
PUSH IS IMPORTANT, but pull is also helpful iu the
applicant for military promotion.
* * *
GEXERAL VILLA HAS been reported captured by both
Carranza and Cupid. Crusty old bachelors claim that his
enemies should be satisfied in either event.
* * *
THERE IS A friendly rivalry among the juvenile population afflicted with measles as to which cap exhibit the
greatest number-of spots.
* # *
THE SXOW SHOVEL exercise is not recognized in military "physical jerks," but it has had the effect of stiffening
the vertebrae of numerous weak backs recently.
* * *
MR. LUCAS, M.P.P.. the man who fights the ministers,
offers !jo00.(X) to the Patriotic Fund on one hand, and on
the other offers to pay the salary of a commission to go
io certain points in the Province lo find out what he says
regarding the land situation is not true. So flush is Mr.
Lucas that one would be led to believe that there is big
money in politics.
+     t:    *
BORX���To Mr. and Mrs. \. J, Pallot, 4101 Main Sirecr,
South Vancouver, January 2i>. of a sou.
BORN���-To Mr. and Mrs. A, J. Pall"!. 44(11 Main Street,
South Vancouver, January 2b. oi a s in.
I BORX���To Mr. and  Mrs. A. J.  Pallot, 44nl   Mam Sireet,
j South Vancouver, January 26, of a son.
THIS IS Till'! most lively news received from South Vancouver since the elections.
*  *
THE FATHER  HAS accepted his lot wilh calm resignation.
THOUGH THE THREE Pallots have not decided yet to
go overseas, they have already enlisted for active service.
* * *
THOUGH  THE  ARRIVAL  of the  Pallot  triplets  indicates a progressive tendency in the municipality, there are
those who have recently withdrawn from South Vancouver
who will be rather glad that they have moved in time.
THIS IS THE age of action, not pity, religion, not kind
words. Kind words are useful some times; there is no
fool's paradise. The survival of the fittest,, the smartest,
the slickest. A cool brain, steady nerves that can always
he relied upon day or night, winter or summer, that's the
brain and nerves you got to have. When the moment comes,
that moment, singled out from all tbe days and years antl
ages, it comes. Did you ever mistake it? A wrong word
spoken, a close of the eye, a wrong step, an open glance
jected solely with  the aim  of achieving  thc  desideratum | may ruin not your life but the life of the very generat
indicated ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Everything damnable, detestable and villainous will be
secreted; and we shall hear nothing, through the litigation,
of Bowser's participation in the public betrayal by the enactment of the fraud-breeding power to receive deposits
for his clients, the Dominion Trust Company, in spite of
the fact that it was contrary to the Confederation Act, contrary to his own knowledge of its illegality, and contrary to
the avowed determination, expressed after three days' par-
that you bold iu the palm of your hands. It may ruin a
nation, ruin the world and blast millions of lives, but if
you can become perfect, you can become efficient and give
the other poor devil a chance to get into your old place,
perhaps when he gets up to you, be will beat you, but you
don't care, because his success is the success of the world
and your in it, so your sure to benefit. lu this manner
and language Jack Freeman, address Collingwood West,
philosophizes for the benefit of Saturday Chinook readers.
A  PROGRESSIVE
CITIZEN
r>r. 1. W. McTn��0sh.
?'J'"n-n an-l candidate
|>1 the   Lih-ral  tsartv in
Vj.ncnn.--r In' the P-o-
'���incial Lr"i<='afure. The
doctor is ht��h'v esteemed
i""l resnected by all
r*��nj*��M and nariies. Tn
Grandview. the Conservatives join wiih the Liberals in electing him to
the council. Dr. Mcintosh is/ an eloquent
sneaker. He is one of
the leaders in the medical profession locally. Is
Scotch. Is a Presbyterian.
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SATURDAY    CHINOOK
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   2),   1910
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A GRAND DINNER
Something took place on Tuesday that would indicate
that the fruitgrowers around Mission are bound during
the coming season to unite their efforts for the common
cause of bettering the present market conditions, and had
a ring of prosperity about it that will undoubtedly usher
in a new era of large returns and good prices for the fruit
that is grown in the immediate district. The fruitgrowers
just around Mission City���not including Hatzic���held a
grand banquet in the council chambers on Tuesday at which
some fifty were present. Tbe ladies were not present.
Every fruitgrower brought a cake or a pie or both, Mr.
Osborne, who was the chief chef, had a hard time to get
the half of it on the tables; after he had loaded the tables
be then with the assistance of "Lieut." Joe liealcs, passed
some especially good cake and pie around. The large table placed in thc council chamber which it was expected
wouldaccommodate all was loaded down for a second time,
and yet there was an abundance of good things left over
which the Chief, without an auctioneer's license, disposed
of, and which will cover the few incidental expenses.
Cigars were there in plenty; and bc is said that thc flavor
was of the best. Everybody���almost���had a smoke, and all
felt good as the meeting was a most harmonious one.
After all had partaken of thc good things, a meeting was
held to discuss the question of shipping in car load lots,
most of thc people present slating that it was their intention to ship in carload lots this coming season, if possible,
It is likely that Mission growers arc of one mind that
a meeting of both Hatzic and Mission will be held at an
early date for the purpose of further organization, as Hatzic is fairly well organized.���Eraser Valley Record.
ing itself; and it is human nature tc make love, which, as
per always, some do honestly, and others dishonestly.
Hut a moving-picture factory is per se no more immoral
than any other kind of a camp where boys and girls associate. Sunday school picnics, camp meetings. Chautau-
ipias, any sort of (est where people let go and play, are
dangerous.
Moonlight nights on a transatlantic liner are dangerous.
I myself have seen surreptiotis hand holdings, although I
fall back upon my constitutional privilege ami refuse to
give evidence that might incriminate myself.
Warm summer evenings are dangerous, and flower-
scented atmospheres and leafy paths and shady nooks. According to my recollection it used to lie well-nigh impossible to walk with a healthy, lively, beautiful girl amid such
terrible surroundings ami not tell her that she is the only
one, etc., and that it seems like we'll always known each
other, etc., etc., and isn't it funny how some people are just
natural affinities? etc., etc.. etc.
At least it used to be that way a thousand or so years
ago when I was a boy, and that I ever escaped, and that the
girls escaped, and that I didn't Mormonically marry a dozen
of 'em, is due only to the special intervention of Providence
and to one certain woman that captured me early and has
had her eagle eye on me ever since.
Seriously, here's the error in all accusations of immoral
conditions brought against any institution or class. It is
that virtue that can bc maintained by rules, circumstances,
chaperons and restrictions.
It is an old delusion. The Turks carry it to its logical
conclusion and keep their women under lock and key.
My personal conviction is tllat co-education is much
better for producing right character than are those institutions where young ladies are confined together and no
man except the janitor allowed on the premises.
And my observation is that actresses, circus women,
and the like average up about as well as the inmates of
Miss Prune's select boarding school for finishing young
ladies.
A gerat outcry is made from time to time about the
perils that lurk for feminine stenographers, shop girls,
and other working women. Hut they are probably a little
higher in general self-respect and can take care of themselves better than "young ladies at home;" at least they
don't loaf all day and dance all night, and sit around country clubs and drink cocktails.
The fact is that women are incurably good. And the
more we trust them and believe in them the better'they
are.���Dr. Prank Crane.
Sir Richard leaves Hritish Columbia a wealthy man; he
also leaves it in the time of a crisis. Why the province
should"send him a monthly remittance is hard to conceive.-jr* 'niineca  I Icrald.
CALLING FOR SOBER MEN ON ONE PAGE-
INVITING 'EM UP TO THE BAR ON ANOTHER
A CYNICAL EVASION
llou. Arthur Meighen, solicitor-general, says there will
he im parliamentary inquiry into the operations of the
Shell Committee because the committee was answerable
and responsible to the imperial authorities and conducted
its business only with thai government. In other words, no
matter how much the Shell Committee, appointed by the
Canadian Government at the request of the Hritish authorities may have squandered, no matter how many millions were extorted in the way of superprofits, it is no
concern of the Canadian parliament because the Hritish
taxpayers, not the Canadian people, have to pay.
The Hritish Government requested the Canadian Government to select a shell purchasing committee because
it thought this the proper thing to do in the common interest. Had it sent its own committee or made its own selection in Canada the implication would have been regarded
by the Canadian authorities as a reflection on their sagacity and good faith. The Hritish authorities of course reposed the utmost confidence iu the discretion and judgment of tbe Ottawa government, and undoubtedly expected that whatever committee was appointed would
zealously safeguard their interests in the transaction of
this important business. What happened? The Minister
of Militia selected men who were engaged in the shell
manufacturing business. The committee divided enormous
contracts among themselves anil friends at prices which
ran so high that Lloyd George sent D. A. Thomas to
Canada to investigate what unquestionably was a serious
drain upon the Hritish purse. Seven or eight firms were
given orders for 600,000 shells at prices which Mr. Thomas
publicly stated enabled the "manufacturers to receive profits higher than they were entitled to." How enormous
these superprofits wrung from the Hritish people were may
bc gathered from the statement of General Bertram a few
weeks ago in which he claimed credit for the committee in
saving $40,(100,(100 by bringing about a reduction in the
price nf subsequent orders. What followed is generally
known. Mr. Thomas insisted upon the reorganization of
the Shell Committee, and two prominent business men of
...ngland were sent out to bring it about. The result of
their activities is the present Imperial Munitions Committee.
Naturally the operation of the Shell Committee raised
a great outcry on thc part of the press antl trade journals
of Canada without regard to political opinion. The Toronto Telegram, one of thc leading Conservative journals
of the country, was particularly vitrolic. It said: "The
Shell Committee was acting on behalf of Sir Robert Borden just'as Sir Robert Borden was acting on behalf of the
Canadian people. The.Shell Committee was not the steward of Camilla's .innicy���it was the steward of Canada's
honor. The most devil-like qualities of the race are a
stench in the rotting1'presence of the contract-grabbing
brood of carrion crows that infest Ottawa, eager to plunder Britain anil disgrace Canada with their greed." Hon.
Arthus Meighen, however, disagrees, lie says the operations of thc Shell Committee are no concern of the Canadian parliament.���Victoria Daily Times.
THE SPOILING OF MR. FORD
WHERE NATIONAL ANTHEM IS LOUDLY SUNG
A member of the provincial legislature has been reported
guilty of doing several things a member of the legislature
should not do. Why should those who call for prompt
government action in the matter be told to "possess their
souls in patience?" Mr. Stewart's own evidence was the
evidence that convinced Commissioner Chandler of his
guilt. It is the evidence that warrants the demand for action by the constituted head of the government, Premier
Clarke. Justifiable is that demand. There is every reason
for prompt action; none for delay.���St. John Globe.
Said a daily paper in an editorial, comemnting upon the
latest automobile killing:
"The automobile had no right to be inside the safety
zone. It was driven by a drunken man, the police say.
If that is the case, the offense is aggravated. No drunken
man should be in charge of a high-powered engine on
the public highway."
The paper is right.
That is exactly how the railroad corporations feel about
it.
They do not want drunken men driving their locomotives.
That is exactly how the automobile manufacturer feels
about it.
He doesn't want drunken men operating the machines
in bis factory.
That is the way the B. C. E. R. feels about it.
It wouldn't have a drunken motorman around for an
instant.
That is the way every employer and everybody else
feels about it.
HOW LONG WOULD A BREWER OR A DISTILLER KEEP A DRUNKEN ENGINEER OR A
DRUNKEN  BOOKKEEPER?
HOWEVER���
Let's take another page of the same daily paper.
This editorial arraignment of the drunken auto driver
appeared on page 4.
On page 11, in the same issue, there appeared thc advertisement of a certain brand of beer, or an appeal to the
drivers of high-powered machines to have something���
a case, maybe, to put jn the machine.
We take it that when that particular paper says "N'o
drunken man should be put in charge of a high-powered
machine on the public highway," it means what it says.
That newspaper is in the business of selling intoxicating
liquor and getting men drunk.
There has been an extraordinary change in Henry Ford
in the past year���from the time, be it noted, that President Wilson sent for him to interpret the state of the
country. Mr. Ford, we understand, neither added to nor
subtracted from thc sum of the president's knowledge,
but he came home a changed man. Before that fateful
day he was always modest in expressing an opinion aboul
things be did not know or understand, thus conserving
a large portion of his leisure hours for other things; but
since then he seems to have been talking with increasing
velocity and variety.���Detroit Saturday Night.
DEEDS AND WORDS
News of the sinking of the Peninsular and Oriental
steamship Persia by a German or Austrian submarine renews gravest apprehension that the recession of Austria
from its earliest position as to the Ancona antl the prospect of the settlement with Germany of the issues raised,
by the destruction of the Lusitania had served to abate.
Among the passengers on the Persia, most of whom arc
reported lost, were United States Consul McNecly, en
mute to his post at Aden, Arabia, and two other American
citizens.
If it should develop that at the very time Austria was
dispatching to this country a conciliatory and apologetic
note, announcing the punishment of the submarine commander who sank the Ancona, another submarine of thc
central powers was committing another act of atrocity, the
preservation of diplomatic relations will have been rendered impossible.
Deeds speak louder than words.���Richmond (Va'l Times
Dispatch.
A CALL FROM THE TRENCHES
The Listening Post, published by thc Canadian Expeditionary Force, "somewhere in France," has no patience
with pessimists.    It says in a recent issue:
"And now just a woril from the firing line to the folks
at home: 'Chuck the drones and pessimists' (please excuse
thc Canadian slang); they do more damage than all the
German spies within the bonders of our Empire. Also
'chuck' the word 'conscription,' it has a hard, rasping sound
of servility that we British do not like. Substitute instead
the double word, 'National Service,' glorious words! What
a privilege to serve onr great Empire! What a glory
there is in death for our country! Yea. good people, il is
a privilege to stand shoulder to shoulder with your brother
for the defence of your hearth and home���what would
you. young man, Do you not see the bulging, tear-stained
eyes of wives, mothers and sweethearts who have freely-
given? Come, Sirl Awake from your drowsy dream���
slip off your filmy phantom platform of excuses to thc
solid ground of our Empire where you can stand 'ncath
the folds of the Union Jack, your feet firm, heels together.
head erect, chest thrown out with a true manly heart beating under the King's khaki that waits for you."
IMMORALITY IN MOVIE CAMPS
A clergyman in Los Angeles has stirred things up a bit
by attacking what he calls the immoral conditions of lhe
movie camps. ,    ,
All around the metropolis of southern California arc
studios where cinematograph films arc made. To these
establishments flock naturally hundreds of young people
of both sexes. Thc same lure draws them that attracts
crowds of applicants to the theatres.
Thc attraction is partly economic, thc need of making
a living, and partly romantic, for the actor's life has always had a certain glamor.
The parson's charges have doubtless some foundation
in fact. There never was time or place where a lot of adolescents were commingled without human nature assert-
BRITISH COLUMBIA'S REMITTANCE MAN
In a few days Sir Richard McBride. B. C.'s dethroned
prince of plungers, will arrive in London, England, where
he is to be the remittance sou of British Columbia. Sir
Richard was born iu this province and bas always been
strong on the "native sou" stuff, but having received all
the honors of which B. C. is capable of giving, and gathered
a deal of her wealth, he has had a change of heart. Ile
is off to spend thc mature years of bis life in ease and
luxury amid lhe vanities of thc world's greatest city.
Sir Richard is to be known as the Agent-General of
British Columbia and the present incumbent of the office,
also an ex-premier, is "let out" with an annual pension of
$5000.   Thus there arc two big salaries for one small job.
Naturally the taxpayers of B. C. want to know what this
agency-general job is. anyway. The pap fed press of the
Bowser government stale it is for the purpose of bringing into B. C. trade and capital from Britain. Nobody
knows what that means but it sounds big, mysterious anil
important. As a matter of fact Great Britain will not
allow any capital to leave thc motherland during thc progress of the war, and the only trade Sir Richard understands is the exchange of public monies for votes.
If the fat salary Sir Richard is to receive means that
he has left B. C. for good it would be cheap at the price,
for his administration of British Columbia's public affairs
has been a riot of expenditure and waste, and the cramping
of natural development. His political career has been
worse than a failure; it has been a tragedy. For many
years Sir Richard had the confidence of the people and a
solid phalanx of supporters behind him. lie bad an opportunity that conies to few men���a virgin province, thc richest in the British Empire, to work upon and an easy money
market to finance any scheme of development. Unfortunately Sir Richard was not a statesman���merely a politician. Instead of putting settlers in the rich valley lands,
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getting markets for the timber and pulp, bis government
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Between the Nationalists, French-
Canadian members of parliament ami
those of like language without any
stomach for war, Quebec is having
its own these days, and is finding it
difficult to dodge the finger of scon..
How such utterances as Fren'ch-
Cauadian members of parliament have
made during tlie lasi few weeks can
go unpunished, or even unchallenged,
to say the least, is a source of amazement to we of the West. If any of
<mr citizens here were to make such
startling statements about the Empire
and Canada, ihey would be landed in
prison without any chance for explanation ur protest. We of the West
know how to deal with disloyalty.
1 understand that no where you
will in the French province, it is nothing unusual to hear the most anti-
ISritisli. and the most unpatriotic utterances. We all know that Quebec
lias not given of licr sons as could
be expected, especially when Hritish
and French are fighting side by side
in France for thc protection of civilization, but its citizens it seems go
even farther and at every turn knock
the land for whcili they should be willing to give everything.
A Montreal alderman is recently reported as saying that this is not our
war. anyhow. Such a man should be
promptly put where his utterances
will not be put in cold print and add
one more slur to the province which
is the grandfather of all Canadian
provinces.
After all though, it is not so long
since the Hon, Mr. Blondin said that
the only way for Canadians to breathe
liberty was to shoot the British flag
f ill I of holes; and in gratitude for
such patriotism, the present government made him speaker of the House
at Ottawa. With such an example of
disloyalty so dealt with, it is perhaps
not to be wondered at that men like
Lavergne can explode word-bombs at
will, and which in reality cause more
lasting and actual damage than those
manufactured out nf steel and powder.
With the cry of patriotism on cvery
hand, with the urge for cvery Canadian to do his utmost, and with practically every true citizen of the Dominion straining cvery nerve for the
Empire, it is one more stain on the
fair name of Canada to allow at large
such men as have come forward lately.
It also shows what an "easy mark"
our government is to allow such gongs on and not punish. If these men
were Germans and made such speeches they would be dealt with; it is a
ten times greater shame to a Canadian to say such things ��� and get
away with them, Our government's
perverted ideas of British justice will
ie handed down in history as one
if the amazements of the war.
* * *
Mr. Mcighan's speech in the House
if Commons last week regarding the
mrchase of submarines by the Bri-
-.ish Columbia premier, was only expected in lack of diplomacy and ordin-
iry political sense, by the astounding
speech made by United Stales Senators in debate at Washington.
Mr. Meighan intimated that this
country should be free from purely
party partisanship (note the word).
This sounds somewhat ridiculous to
say thc least, especially in view of
partisanship running amuck as it has
been doing ill Canada for thc last eighteen months.
Perhaps Mr. Meighan docs not
know what partisanship means ���
though in view of his attempts to butt
into parliament, he should know bow
it works out. In case, however, that
he may thoroughly understand just
what the word partisanship which he
uses so glibly, means, let him look
further than thc famous submarine
purchase.
A glance into the purchase of horses dead  and  otherwise,   for  use   in
the war, as carried on in Canada; or a
look over thc binoculars account and
the overcharges attached thereto
would be well. Furthermore, attention to the drug purchases with percentages rising till almost out of
sight; or coining farther west, an inquiry into the hay shipments at Regina, may open his eyes. If all these
and others that can bc mentioned are
not sufficient, a glance into the workings of the shell committee which will
be an everlasting shame nn Canada,
will without doubt amply demonstrate
j���st to what an extent partisanship
does exist in the Dominion, and on
which  side of thc  government  fence
it rests.
To have a man of Mr. Mcighan's
calibre and associates talk of non-partisanship in Canada makes one smile
in the face of tragedy.   There is no
doubt, however, that Mr. l'ugsely has
Stirred up a hornet's nest and the buzzing will be something terrific whether to the point or not.
Dn the other hand the United States
Senators, by opening their mouths
have shown the whole world that it is
money and property first, last and always with them and their country.
Human life counts as nothing ��� cotton stands first to the south, and property in general but money first, in the
north. American rights in as far as
American property go, must be protected, but to anywhere with the life
of an American citizen; that is apparently his own look out without
any help from his country. If he is
killed���he is dead and that is all there
is to it; if he lives, that is all right.
too.
One sometimes wonders how a nation which on its face claims liberty
for itself, its people and the whole
world (in talk I, can show two laces
to the present crisis of the earth's history. The Germans kill its citizens
on the sea, and the Mexicans kill them
on land, and it docs nothing but wonder how its property is going to turn
nut.
The only commendable thing that
can in this crisis be attached to the
United States, is the American Legion regiment which is being voluntarily formed of United States-born
citizens, to fight with the Allies for
justice and freedom.
During the civil war Canada was
neutral but some 40,000 Canadians
went to the United States and fought
there for the cause of freedom and
justice. Canadian eyes were clear
and Canadian hearts just. They
thought not nf property nor cash values, but fought for liberty. Today
the sons of tbe United States are reciprocating and much honor is due
to them for the way they are individually trying to uphold the honor of
tlieir (country. And although they
will have tu keep coming to contribute as many men as Canada did in
the crisis nf the United States, and at
a time too when men were much more
scarce accordingly than they are today, yet the fact that they arc enlisting, that they are at any rate doing
their bit in remove the stain from the
name of the beloved country, stands
wonderfully to their credit and their
countrymen should be proud of them.
* * *
"Eat an apple a day," is the advice
given by Mr. O. 11. Benson, a federal
apple expert. "Apples are one of the
most healthful foods obtainable," declares Mr. Benson. "Instead nf taking
patent medicines, cat apples. That advice followed out would save thousands of dollars ill doctors' and druggists' bills."
Miss Susan Walker. Head Dietitian
of the Harper Hospital, Detroit, seconds Mr. Benson's praise of the apple. She would determine the amount
for consumption by the size nf the family. "What is a quart of apples to
a family of five or six? Absolutely
nothing, Two nr three good husky
buys would soon make that quart a
minus quantity and still be calling for
more.
"One physician 1 knew," continues
Miss Walker, "urged his two children
to eat two apples each, two hours
after their breakfast. They are rosy,
plump, splendidly robust youngsters
and the father lays the credit right
at the door of apples.
"Apples give the needed bulk to the
food. If he skins can be digested, even they are good, for they increase
the bulk necessary for proper food as-
similiatinn and health. The individual
should study his or her idiosyncrasies,
discover just the proper time to cat
the fruit and the quantity to take, and
then���'eat apples.' "
LADY VAX.
Where Wills Go Wrong
Hard Business
An advertising man in Cleveland
was going home one night in a tram-
car. It was late, and the man who
sat next tn him began to talk.
"What business are you in?" he
asked.
"Thc advertising business.'1
"Is that so? I used to be in the
advertising business myself. Quit it.
though, and went into the rag-aud-
old-bottle business; got a horse and
clean up my ten pounds every month!"
There seemed to be nothing for the
advertising man tn say, so he said it.
"Yes," continued the talkative man.
"I was in thc advertising business ���
was a sandwich man lor a clothing
store for six months, Say," and he
leaned over confidentially, "ain't it
hard work when the wind blows?"
Strange to remark, lawyers have no
objections to people making their
own wills; in fact, they thoroughly approve ..f the practice. It is true that
Ihe man who buys a form of will, and
draws it up for himself, prevents tlie
lawyer from obtaining a fee, but ih.
lawyer is more than compensated in
oilier ways. Apart from this, a vast
number of wills are drawn up lor people by unprofessional men, lhe law
permitting this without any interference by the Incorporated Law Society.
Home-made wills are a fruitful
source of income for tbe lawyer, for.
as bas been well remarked, the man
who draws up his own will has a fool
for a client. The lay mind is inclined
to sneer at the elaborate language the
solicitor employs when drawing up
a will, considering this is a mere example of red tape.
Unless, however, everything is specified without any possibility of cavilling, there is always the likelihood
that trouble will arise in tbe interpretation of the testator's desires. Take,
for example, the following case, which
will form a neat problem for the ingenious:���
When Sir John Swale died it was
found that his will contained the
clause: "I do bequeath unto the said
Matthew Stradling all my black and
white horses." At first sight this appears to bc very simple, but it was
found that Sir John had owned six
black horses, six white horses, ami
six pied horses, The question now
arises how the clause should be interpreted.
Accordingly the suit of Stradling
versus Stiles was entered into, turning around the point as tn whether
Stradling was entitled to the pied horses. The plaintiff's counsel argued as
follows:���Black and white are the extremes of colours, and therefore in
elude all other colors. The plaintiff
was entitle-' to the blurk horses, as
the case was covered by the word
"black." He was entitled to the six
white horses, as they were given by
the word "white." At the same time
be was entitled to the six pied horses,
as they were given to him by the
words "black and white."
The counsel for the defendant, however, said that this reasoning was
absurd, as it would have entitled the
plaintiff to all horses of every color
red or bay, fur example. He argued
that a pied horse was neither black
nor white, and therefore tne bequest
could nut have" applied to thise six
horses, as they would not come unde*
the definition "black and white horses."
It will be seen what a difficult task
was left to the Court, but after a considerable amount of deliberation it
decided eventually in favor of the
plaintiff. Accordingly, judgment was
given fur Stradling, who apparently
had won the day. Immediately, however, there came another difficulty
which defied thc cleverest men.
It was shown that Ihe animals were
marcs, and so the much-perplexed
Court had tn have all the business over
again. There were more arguments,
more cogitations and consultations of
authorities, but. alas, without any result. Perhaps the reader may have
more success than the lawyers in
solving this puzzle, for so far as they
are concerned it has not been settled
to this day.
Another remarkable point arose over the famous will oi Peter Thcllus-
son. He was all enormously wealthy
man but decided lo leave such a for-
Uine as bad never been approached by
any other individual in history. He directed tliat there should bc no division
of bis estate during thc lives of bis
children and grand-children, bul that
all thc profits should be allowed to
accumulate, being laid out in landed
estates.
Such a will had never been made by
any other individual, and it was estimated that even if a division took
place in thc shortest possible time, thc
estate would amount to considerably
over $100,000,(100 sterling, while in 75
years' time the income would amount
to a sum approaching $8,000,000 a
year.
The family contested the validity of
thc will, thc case being carried to the
House of Lords, where it was upheld, however, although it was recng-
nised that such a power was dangerous to the State. In fact, a special Act
of Parliament was passed, by which
it is now impossible for any individual to allow such accumulations in thc
future, the time now being limited
to 25 years.
The point of interest in connection
with thc present article, however, is
that which arose on the death of the
last grandson. This was whether the
accumulated fortune should go to the
eldest great grandson nr to thc grandson of the eldest son. This case was
carried through to the highest court
in the land, thc final decision being
that the latter should inherit.
An interesting fact is that this fortunate individual did not inherit any
thing approaching the estimated sum
of $100,000,000. The actual sum
which reached him was the far more
moderate one of $2,400,000; the law;
vers and the Court of Chancery took
tin* balance!
HARNESSING   NIAGARA
To Turn the Falls Off at Night and
On  by  Daytime
A plan to utilise the whole ..f the
vast power of the great cataract. Niagara Falls, has been presented to the
world by Mr. Thomas N. Norton, of
the United States Department of Commerce.
The project contemplates the construction of a dam across the Niagara
River, about one mile above the Falls.
and where the average depth is 12
feel. This dam. a little over one mile
in length would have a maximum
height of 40 feet, and would reach the
shore contour at 600 feet above the
sea level.
\ series nf gates controlled electrically would divert the arrested water
through rock-hewn tunnels nu both
sides nf the river tn power bouses
situated below the Falls on tbe river
level.
The total cost of the project would
be something like four hundred million dollars, or a little over eighty
million pounds sterling.
Should this plan ever materialise,
thc programme of the day would be:
\t 8 p.m. the series of gates would
simultaneously close���after a few minutes the American Falls would diminish lo a few faltering streams; the
deafening roar of the great Horseshoe
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With the vanishing tons of falling
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At 10 a.m. the dam shoots upwards,
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An Ontario  Country School
In  1871
(.'. S. McMain, like everybody else,
had faults, but he was himself a scholar and knew how to imparl his knowledge. He was full of enthusiasm and
possessed the great faculty of impregnating his pupils with the burning desire lor learning. Ile invited friends
of education from neighboring sections to come and inspect bis school.
They became interested and more
than one were weekly or monthly
visitors. The Reverend Mr. Germain,
M.A., Reverend Mr. McKcc, B.A.,
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leaving and held up high ideals before
us. The true educationist aims to get
the most out of his pupils, and both
teacher and visitors certainly cultivated our best points, with the result
that in the course of a couple of
years the Everett school had the reputation of being the most advanced
in the Township of Tossorontio. 'Mr.
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January. 1868, and remained until the
close nf the year 1871, and during that
whole four years the school made marvellous  strides.
I well remember a competitive examination held at the Murphy School
near Rosemont in December, 1870. It
was a big event. Each of the public
schools in Tnsserontio were invited
to send up five pupils from each class.
Our classes in those days were known
as the first, second, third, fourth and
fifth, named after the Readers. All
thc schools competed but one. Tin
township purchased the prizes from
the Education Department at Toronto.
In order to encourage education the
department sold books at half price
tn any school or municipal corpora
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prizes to pupils of the public schools.
In this case the township put up the
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for the examination. The Everett
school was well represented, having
some twenty candidates present. Except the reading, writing and drawing the whole examination was conducted on slates. The competitors
were arranged in a class standing in
front of the examiner's desk so that
no two pupils from the same school
stood side by side. The examine!
read out his questions to the pupils
and they had tn write tbe answers immediately, sign their names and turn
in their slates. Two other examiners
read and valued the answers, while
other examiners attended tn other
classes. Our fifth class carried off
Ihc whole five prizes in that class,
while in the lower classes our school
did remarkably well. In fact the Everett school practically carried off all
the prizes, hence caused such an agitation against thc Township purchasing the prizes that the council discontinued further purchases, and Ihe
competitive examinations were at an
end. Mr. John Eisher was reeve at
that time and as he lived in the Everett school section and 'though a
strong friend of tbe school and education generally, he gave way to the
unanimous wish of lhe councillors,
none of whom lived in our section.
The following was the curriculum for
the fifth class in that examination:���
1. Reading Fifth Reader.
2. Writing.
3. Spelling (including Latin and
Greek roots, prefixes and affixes). ���
4. Dictation.
5. Composition.
6. History, including Canadian, English, general; ancient and modern.
7. Geography.
8. English Grammar.
9. Algebra (to equations).
10. Arithmetic (.from cover to cover).
11. Euclid (bonks 1 and 2).
12. Mensuration.
13. Natural  Philosophy.
14. Agricultural Chemistry.
15. Bookkeeping.
Any attempt on my part to portray
all the details of our triumph would
be but fragmentary impressions refracted from the prism of memory.
Forty-five years is a strenuous test
but the main facts of that great day
still glow and glisten in my memory;
as if they were of yesterday. I obtained on that auspicious occasion the
third prize in the Fifth Class. Tom
Bellamy (T. A. Bellamy) the first
prize, and Tom Fisher (Thompson B.
Fisher) the second. I was exceptionally weak in drawing, as a matter of
fact I never was able to draw anything real well until I was twenty-
five years of age���and that was a pipe.
Our teacher was most enthusiastic
over the manner in which his pupils
acquitted   themselves.     A   number   of
(By F. J. Gillespie)
the parents accompanied their children
to the examination, in fact the market
sleighs in which we were conveyed
were filled lo overflowing. Needless
to say the parents all over the section
were very proud of their teacher and
school. There were but two regret-
able incidents at that examination,
During the latter pari of the uniiii
hour, while we were a Short distance
from the school playing sonic game on
Ihc highway, a row started between
jack McCrae of our school and a boy
about his size, but younger, named
Patten of tbe Murphy school. It was
in progress but a few seconds before
I was aware of it. McCrae was a good
boxer but not a very rugged boy and
the fight was going in his favor slightly when an elder brother of the Patten
boy commenced telling his brother
what to do and finally by assisting
him. There were a number of our
boys about but as we were from home
and the other boys were at home as
it were, none of our fellows seemed
anxious to jump into the breach. I
could not stand it any lunger, sn I
jumped in the ring. We had a hard
struggle as wc were pretty well
matched both in size, age, and determination, but finally my opponent
quit, we shook hands, made up, and
the row was over. The moment our
fight started, the other fighters quit.
Our next difficulty was to keep our
teachers and examiners from knowing
anything about thc scrap lest we
might be dismissed from further attendance at the examination. Not a
whisper reached any of the gentlemen in authority until we had our
prizes and were gone home. I was
some hero at our school for a while,
but it was my first and last appearance in fisticuff encounters.
The Patten family were excellent
neighbors and rarely bothered about
the school scraps of the boys, lii
faet the boy that went home with a
complaint that he had been abused
by sonic other boy stood a good
chance of getting a licking from his
father. This was a striking characteristic of that section of the country
fifty years since; and similarly if ynu
could fight well, you were feared and
respected. We have progressed, thank
the Lord, since then.
Dawson City and Fairbanks, its near
Alaska neighbor, arc, next to Hatn-
mcrfest, in Norway, the farthest north
cities in the world, and at the latitudes of 6,1 ami 65 have electric lights
and newspapers.
The per capita consumption of fish
in the United States now exceeds 25
pounds per year, slightly less than
half the consumption of Great Britain.
The province of Almeria lies in the
southernmost part of Spain, bordering
on the Mediterranean sea. It comprises 3,300 square miles and in 19(19
had a population of 359,013. Almeria,
with a population over 50,<XXI, is its
capital and principal seaport.
1	
The
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Farmer and the
::    Question
'i
Liquor
 7
By Charles Steizle
There are about 10,000,:XX> farmers
in the United Stales. They constitute 10 per cent, of our entire population. The value of their annual
products is approximately $10.1X10,-
000,(XX> or $I,(XX) for each farmer.
The liquor industry purchases
cvery year about $100,000,(100 worth
of produce from the farmer. Therefore the liquor industry consumes
just 1 per cent, of all that the farmer produces, that is $10 for each farmer in the United States.
The question is, what will the
"poor" farmer do with his $10 worth
of produce which the liquor industry cannot purchase when it is put
out of business? He may be compelled to feed some of it to his horses
or cows or pigs. Even in this case
the produce would not bc a loss to
him���a city man who doesn't know
the first thing about farming knows
this. It is absolutely certain that he
will never bc compelled to throw
away this $10 worth of material
which is troubling thc liquor man
so grievously.
The chances are that somebody else
beside the liquor men will find use
for the farmer's grain and grapes
and apples and cherries. To listen
to thc defender of the saloon one
would think lhat nobody likes grapes
and cherries unless they come in the
form of booze. What about the millions of youngsters, and nobody knows
how many wives, who for once might
actually have a chance to eat all the
fruit they want and really need? They
don't complain about eating grapes
and cherries, instead nf drinking the
booze that these might make.
What will happen to the farmers
when the brewers and distillers ��� no
longer buy their products? Farm experts tell us that the day is fast approaching when the American farmer
will bc unable tn raise enough produce
tn supply this country.
The total product of the fanner has
increased during the past forty years,
but the percentage of agricultural imports has remained practically the
same, while that of agriculture exports has decreased about 30 per cent.
This means that thc farmer is finding
an increasing demand for his output
in this country.
Labor saving machinery has permitted the individual farmer to cultivate more acres, but he hasn't increased the output per acre. From
1899 to 1909 the acreage in the United States used for raising cereals-
corn, wheat, oats, barley, rye, etc.���
increased only 3.5 per cent. The
amount actually produced increased
only 17 per cent. But the population
of our country during this period increased 21 per cent, about twelve
times as fast as thc increase in the
amount of cereals raised. Meanwhile,
the value of these cereals increased
79 per cent.
There are over 20,(XX),000 families
in the United States which would purchase the stuff now sold to the liquor
men. Accordling to a study made by
the department of labor nf the United
States, the average workingman's family spent annually about $500 for
food. Tbis would make a total of at
least $10,0(X),000,<XX) per year for the
20,(XX),000 families.
If the 20,000,000 families were each
to increase their purchasing power 1
per cent or $5 per year, it would
amount   to   exactly   $100,000,000���the
sum of the liquor men's purchase-
from the farmer. But let us assume
that the retail figure al which the
average family would be compelled t"
buy is twice as high as the liquor men
pay. This would increase the amouni
necessary to be purchased In $1(1 pel
year for each family, or aboul twent\
cents per week. There can be ii"
doubt that, with the increased earnine
power and spending ability of the B\
erage family���due to the abolition ol
the liquor traffic���the average famih
will easily wish to spend at least
twenty cents more per week for cher
ries, peaches, apples, berries, and tin
various forms of grain, to say noth
ing about flour and bread and otbei
materials which come primarily frnii
the farm.
There is no need to worry aboui
the fanners. Anyway, the farmers an
voting out the saloon cvery time they
get a chance, fully realizing the forci
of whatever there may be in the ar
guiueut nf thc liquor men, so far > \)
they are concerned.
BRITONS!
Britons! your country's calling.
Haste to the   Nation's need,
To   fight   for   England,   hearth     am
lu niie
And crush the Teuton's greed.
Britons! strike home,  nor yield,
"Pis  for your motherland,
Flock to the standard, Britain's men
And meet the Teuton band.
Strike  down  those  fiends of hell
That break all neutral laws
Who are thc world defying
And murder tn help tlieir cause.
Haste  to the call "To Arms"
Battle with  British might
For freedom, life and home
And "God defend the right."
For  England, home and king,
- For mother, babe and wife
The  standard  raise,  the  anthem  sin;.
Go! end this fearful strife.
Let not the lands at peace
Say that the Briton's fear
Those dastard hordes of hell:
But strike, though death be near.
Think of that stricken land
Of Belgium and her king:
Homeless! but still they stand,
That freedom's cause may ring.
"Britons, strike home," nor yield
Though  treacherous Teutons  rage
To mar Old England's fame
That's stood the test of age.
Hark to your country calling
List to her one appeal,
Rally around thc dear old flag,
Meet foe with gun and steel.
"Britons, strike home," nor yield,
It is your lifeborn duty
To fight to save your glorious flag
And England, home and beauty.
Old Ireland! wc all know you well,
Brave to the bitterest end,
Ye'll  fight for the cause of the nn
therlauil
And the Emerald  Isle defend.
In the past the troubles of home hav
been great,
Like difference of mother and sm
But the heart of old Ireland is true I-
its core
And the need of its blood has begin
A curious plant, called the "wati
chestnut," is found in China, the tul
crs nf which, eaten raw or in stew
are much liked by the native epicurc-
Thcy arc also sliced and shredded fi
soups.
FAITH and WORKS
The law forbids the sale of liquor and cigarettes
to minors, but it does not restrain newspapers from going into respectable homes and soliciting the patronage of the boys and girls with
flaring and alluring advertisements.
Careful firesides must rely, therefore, upon newspapers that voluntarily banish liquor and cigarettes, those great
enemies of youthful strength and purity, from their columns.
In the campaign for saloonless state it is vital that
the forces of temperance cast the entire weight of their influence
against the wets.
Their subscription order for a newspaper is a vote
for or against liquor, according as the advertising columns of that
newspaper are for or against liquor.
The Saturday Chinook is against the selling and
distributing of liquor and cigarettes to minors through its advertising
columns.
For true temperance should begin at l>onie and
with the Home Newspaper.
Delivered at
your door for
10 cents a month.
Phone Seymour 470.
The Saturday Chinook SATURDAY,   JANUARY   29,   1916
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
FIVE
OUR MUSIC COLUMN
BURNS' CONCERT
War or no war, the Scottish people
will allow nothing to interfere with
the Burns' festival. While the audience was perhaps not as large as in
more peaceful times, it lacked nothing
in appreciation of the various items
on the programme.
As usual, the pipers were the first
to stir up the enthusiasm, and the
"braw, braw lads" were in excellent
form.
Mr. Alex. Wallace gave a fine rendering of "The Lea Rig." Miss Eileen
Maguire sang "Ye Banks and Braes"
ami "O Wert Thou in the Cauld
Blast," for which she was encored, and
responded with "Robin Adair." Miss
Maguire has a fine, clear jvoice, and
deserved the encore she received.
/ vfMr. Emerson Abernethy. whose ren-
ufring of "The Standard nn tbe Braes
o' Mar" was excellent, had to respond.
Burns' address "Tn a Mouse," recited by Mr. Wm. Crann, was very
well received.
"A Man's a Man for a' that." by
Mr. Abernethy, and "The Bonnie,
Bonnie Banks o' Loch Lomond" by
Miss Maguire, were splendid.
The violin solos by Mr. Holyrood
Paul were without doubt tbe feature
of the evening. His rendering of
"Auld Robin Gray" proved Mr. Paul
to be the master of his instrument.
Miss Nettie Xicol gave the Shcan
Trews dance, and this was so cleverly
done that she had to respond with
l',:: Sword dance. Later on she gave
..n Irish Jig, which was much appreciated.
Burns' and Scotch songs were sung
by thc Western Triple Choir, under
lhe leadership of Mr. Taggart.
Vancouver has a fine Scottish orchestra, and a very promising one it
is. The conductor, Mr. Thomas Shan-
kic, is an enthusiastic musician, and
the overture by Volto, "Tarn o' Sbau-
ler," was well received.
I must not forget the snug by Miss
C. M. McDonald, who sang Mclnnes'
"l.ochleven  Love  Plaint."
Mr. Andrew Milne is an excellent
accompanist, and seems lo study the
tastes of thc artists in a very marked
manner.
Under the chairmanship of Mr. Mc-
Rae the concert proved a ureal success.
* * *
THE   VANCOUVER   SYMPHONY
ORCHESTRA
^THI5 IS AN 010 ONE BUT-
Classified Advertising
Tu lovers nf orchestral music ;
splendid feast nf good things was gi
veil by tbe fine band of musicians nn
Sunday afternoon last. The Dominion
Hall was well filled, and all must have
listened with great pleasure to such
exquisite playing.
The conductor, Mr. Oscar 1'. Zieg-
ler, has much reason to bc proud uf
the ladies and gentlemen who constitute the orchestra, and Ihe programme
as arranged for Sunday afternoon was
more than a mere musical treat, it was
an education. Vancouver is slowly
improving iu its. musical tastes, and
one of the factors that will go a long
way in cultivating a desire fur something better than ragtime and com-
mon-place compositions would be
more numerous performances, and
more of the excellent programmes given us on Sunday.
Schubert's "Symphony No, 7 in C"
was exceedingly well rendered, as also
"Valse Triste" by Sibelius, which had
to be repealed. The overture "Fin-
gal's Cave," by Mendelssohn, made
you crave fur more.
Mrs. Coulthard was unable tn appear, but her place was ably filled by-
Miss Eileen Maguire, whn sang "God's
Garden" beautifully, and "Still as the
Night" was exquisitely rendered.
���J. W, LECKIE.
Poor Boy
Manm n "' lh. Gi . e, pour little
Johnny has pammed is finger in the
door!"
Papa:  ' Indeed!    V. hich  door?"
John li) (sobbing): It was thc pantry door!"
Papa ' -ti rnly I: \h, I thought so!
He ili'.i: i gel the - irl "i jam he was
j looking for that time."
Impressive  Features
The conversation had turned to railway travelling ill ��� different parts of
the world,
"For inconvenience in accommodation," said "in- individual, "I think
the wnrst railroad I ever took a trip
on was a little one-horse line out in
the wild am! wooly west. There were
eighteen of us in one compartment,
and each of us desired to have a wash
and clean-up. It was dark in the carriage, and in the general hustle and
bustle around (he wash-basins cvery-
body gut mixed up!"
"The dickens!" cried one man.
"Here I've been washing someone
else's face!"
"Don't you grumble!" howled another chap. "The face I was washing bit me!"
+ * +
Domestic Economy
"Mother," said little Harold, "didn't
father say yesterday that wc must
save money?"
"Yes. dear."
"And he would like tue to help,
wouldn't bc, mother?"
"Yes, dear."
"Then, mother. I've not an idea
that'll save you quite a lot of money."
"What is it, Harold?"
THE GAELIC SOCIETY
FLORISTS
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Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, 48
Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street,  Vancouver,  B.  C.
WATCHMAKER
10,000 WATCHES and CLOCKS
wanted to clean and repair at the
factory, 438 RICHARDS STREET.
MONEY TO LOAN
MONEY LOANED, DIAMONDS,
Jewelry, etc. A quiet, respectable,
reliable place to borrow money.
Old gold bought. Established 1905.
Star Loan Co., 812 Hastings West.
STOVE   REPAIRS
DON'T THROW YOUR OLD
Stove away. We handle castings and
repairs to fit any stove or range.���
FRANKS, 44 Water Street.
'J'he bi-monthly meeting of the Gaelic Society, held last Thursday evening, was, notwithstanding Ihc absence
of a large number of members "at
the front" and in training, and Ihc depressing times generally, well attended, and a splendid prugranimc was
rendered. Chief Lattchlan Maclean
presided. With him on lhe platform
were First Chieftain .1. R. Morrison.
President A. MacRae of the United
Scottish Societies, briefly addressed
the meeting, drawing attention to thc
Grand Benefit Burns' Concert to be
held at thc Orpheum Theatre on the
25th, Mr. Morrison also addressed
the meeting, laying especial emphasis
on the fact that next meeting would
be the eighth annual concert and supper of tlie society, which event has
always been looked forward to by the
Celts of the city and their friends.
This year, owing to the fact that no
hall large enough for the purpose
could be secured for a Thursday evening, it has been decided to hold the
Annual Concert and Supper on Wednesday, February 2nd, in the commodious Dominion Hall, both floors being reserved for the occasion. As usual a first class and varied programme
will bc rendered and the ladies of
the society arc arranging a sumptuous
supper. Dancing, under the supervision nf Mr. J. yi. Ross, will he a feature of tbe evening's entertainment.
"SAFE MILK FOR THE BABIES"���THAT MEANS
TURNER'S MILK
MO THERS! A TTENTION
THE  FIRST ESSENTIAL OF MILK IS THAT IT
SHOULD BE PURE
With TURNER'S MILK you need have no fear���it's pure,
absolutely so���sanitary from the farm to you.
Our dairy is as clean as a Dutch Kitchen and more sanitary.
But beyond that we exercise a constant watchful care on our
milk supply. That is why we were awarded first place in the
dairymen's competition open to all in British Columbia.
PHONE FAIR. 597 AND  OUR DRIVER WILL CALL
TURNER'S DAIRY
SEVENTEENTH  AVENUE  AND  ONTARIO  STREET
PANTAGES THEATRE
The Head of the Firm
As In- appears to
The office hoy: A large, fat being
whose grumble i- worse than Jove's
thunder and whose commendatory nftd
is worth almost any amount of personal inconvenience.
Head bookkeeper: A good man with
no head fur figures who has arrived
at his present exalted position by a
combination uf luck and pull.
The stenographer: A pleasant old
parly with singular weaknesses and a
strange capacity ��� rarely exercised,
however���to make one cry.
I lis wife: A baby.
* * +
His Job
There was once a rich but very
mean old lady who paid her servants
as little as possible, and kept very
few.
One of her staff was a thin, miserable-looking lad "f 12. who answered
the door, did the knives and the windows, waited at table, weeded the garden, washed thc poodle and had the
rest nf tbe time tn himself.
One visitor aske him:
"Well, my liny, and what do ynu
dn here?"
"I do a butler and a gardener nut
of a job!" snapped the lad. sniirly.
* * * .
Crushing Counter-Attack
"Dear Clara." wrote the young man.
"Pardon me. but  I'm getting so forgetful.    I  proposed to yon lasi night,
hut   I   really  forgot  whether you   said |
'Yes1 or 'No.' "
"Dear   Will."   she   replied   by   note,
"so glad  to hear  from  you.    I  know
I said 'Yes' to someone last night, but
'1  had forgotten just who it was."
What the Seattle papers say about
the show coining iu Pantages next
week.
Frank Bush swept all before him
at the Pantages last night. He i"-
lhe first, second and third lines of
the trenches of gloom with his Irish
Stories, dropped aerial bombs uf laughter with his Zeppelins of negro dialect and made sorrow sue fur peace
with hi-, impersonation of a girl who
has dined both too wisely and too
will.
Frank is in the class wiih Chick
Sale and James I. Morton���a perpetual delight���and local audiences are
always K'lad tu welcome him hack.
He is a master uf many comedy tongues and can get mure mirth out of
and old story than the average raconteur can out of a new one. One thing
he does now is to play lhe penny
whistle, and ii is an odd coincidence
that he selects the exact tune that Joe
Cawtborn played on the same instrument here with Patti Rosa and in his
own shows twenty-odd  vears ago,
"The Cannibal Maids" in a musical
comedy with the best fun in the middle, and neither at the start ur finish.
Ben Harrison and Gus Elmore have
tiie   house   roaring   for   minutes  at  a
time, and lhe -six girls are pietnrcs'iue-
Vy upholstered in South Sea costumes.
Grace Cormack is a good violinist.
The Imperial Troupe uf t!:rcc women and two men play ail exciting
match of bicycle basketball. Rice and
Newton offer good acrobatics and a
neat dance duel finish and iln- Steiner
Trio on the five horizontal bar- is
away up iu quality.
Not to be Beaten
A Highlander by the name of McDougall, whn fur years had prided
himself in being able to play any tune
that had ever been played on the pipes,
had perched himself on tbe side of one
uf his native hills one Sunday morning and commended blowing for all
he wa-  worlh.
Presently the minister came along,
and going up (" McDougall with (he
intention "f severely reprimanding
him, asked, iu a very harsh voice,
"MacDougatl, do ynu know the Ten
Commandments?"
MacDougatl scratched his chin for
a moment, and then, in an equally
harsh voice, said, "D'ye think you've
heal me: just whistle the first three
ur four liar-, an' I'll hae a try at it."
* *  *
Moving pictures would be more enjoyable and wholesome if they were
served with moving fresh air.
The Cannaibal Maids  at Pantages next week
"Why, you wash mc two or three
times a day, mother, don't you?"
"Yes."
"Well,   look   what  a   lot  of  money
you'd save if you only washed mc once
a month,  I  wouldn't mind it, mother
really I  wouldn't."
* * *
Brilliant Ideas
"I've found a use for those gramophone records you bought last week,
and which cost such a lot nf money,'!
said his wife.
"How clever ynu are!" he exclaimed.   "What is your latest?"
"In the firsl place," she began, "1
hold a skein of wool over my arms, tic
line end of thc wool on a reel, place
the reel on ihc gramophone pin, ami]
then slart the machine. The wool
is wound up in no time."
A Trier
A would-be recruit was rejected last
week by the doctor because his teeth
were far from being satisfactory.
The man turned up again thc next
day with a good set of false teeth.
He appeared tu be determined tu become a soldier,
The doctor, suspecting a trick, asked
him a number uf questions, The man
answered a few successfully, and then
suddenly his teeth fell mil and dropped upon the floor.
Me had borrowed his wife's false
teeth for the purpose uf inspection,
Sandy's Experience
I wu old Scotsmen were discussing
(lie domestic llllhappiness of a mutual
friend.
"Ave, aye." said one, "Jamie Tham-
son   has a  sair   lime   wi'  lhal   wife   o"
.,., iiii i  ���      i i '"s-    They  say  they're  aye  miarrel-
I he   proud   husband   gasped   m   ad-1 ������     ��� ���       !"����� *ci
I ung,
miration. ,.,,���.        ,
,,..    , , What else can ye expect:   answer-
"l'.ut lhat is not all.    she continued. ed Sandy  scornfuIly    ..T|a. puir  feck_
"Tomorrow I shall place a little bath- tess creature inarrit alter coortill' for
brick .on one end of therecords, start on]y sevel, VL..U. _Mai]_ 1ri ha() ^
the  gramophone  and   so   clean    the | chance ,.u, ,.,.���  ,|Rt woman jn ^h r
short time.    When   I   wis coortin'  I
conrtcd fur twinty year!"
An amused listener p. ihis dialogue
knives.
lie is still gasping.
* * *
Jiihn Gilpin kissed his loving wife:
O'crjoycd was he tn find,
That though on pleasure she was bent,
She had a frugal mind.
* * *
Soph���I   hear   they   have     canned
the dean.
Fresh���What dean?
Soph���Sardine.
* * *
Bones ��� Mislah Interlocutah, Ah
done jus' gcit back from Chilliwack.
an' hc-LIEVE mc, dat am some high-
toned city.   Ah was���
Interlocutor���Excuse me for interrupting you, Bones, but you cannot refer to a city, properly, as being high-
toned. It would be all right to say
that a per���
Bones���Excuse mc fo' intahrup-
tioning you, too, Mistah Interlocutah,
but dis Chilliwack dat Ah refers to has
,a valley.
ventured to ask if ihis long courtship I
had   ensured  connubial   bliss,   whereupon the old Scotsman replied: "I tell
ye  I  courted  fur twinty year, and  in!
that   time   I   kenl   what   woman   was,;
and so I didnie marry!"
Challenged
Robert, aged twenty, was in disgrace, and his grandfather had been
asked to tackle him.
"1 hear, my boy," said the latter
kindly, "that you arc in love with
Miss Montmorency de Verc, thc actress."
The youth  struck an  attitude.
"I am, sir." bc said, firmly, "and
if you've anything to say against the
lady, it had better "nt bc said in my
presence!"
The old gentleman roared.
"Anything against her!" he chuckled. "Why, bless your heart, boy, I
was in love with her, too, when T was
your age!"
AN ELECTRIC
PORCH LIGHT
WILL PROTECT YOU
A tiny Electric Lamp on the front porch and another on
the back porch, left burning all night, will keep night prowlers and burglars away, because no thief cares to take a
chance in the light.
Burglars need darkness and black shadows for their protection. One four-candle-power lamp for the front porch
and another on the rear porch can be turned on all night
for a few cents a month, which is cheap burglar insurance.
Additional information concerning the uses and cost of
porch lights promptly furnished on application.
Hastings and Carrall Sts.
Phone Seymour 5000
Here Are the Standardbearers
Complete List of Candidates Thus Far Nominated
for Provincial Election.
Below will bc found a tabulated lift of all the constituencies which
have   nominated   their   candidates   for   the   coming   provincial   parliamentary elections,  along with the names of the gentlemen  who are  to
represent their different parlies
Constituency.      Liberal,
Alberni   	
Atlin   	
Cariboo	
Chilliwack   __
Cowichan	
Columbia	
Comox	
Cranbrook   __
Delta	
Dewdney	
Esquimalt	
Fort George _
Fernie   	
Greenwood __
Grand   Forks.
Islands	
Kamloops	
Kaslo	
Lillooet   	
Nelson  	
Nanaimo	
No.Okanagan
So. Okanagan
Newcastle   __
N.Westminster
Omineca	
Revelstoke   __
Rossland	
Richmond	
Saanich   	
Similkameen__
Skeena  	
Slocan   	
No. Vancouver
So. Vancouver
Trail   	
Vancouver  __
H. C.  Brewster
Frank  Mobley
J.  Yorslon
E. D. Barrow
John Buckam
Hugh Stewart
Dr.  J.   H.  King
A.  D.  Patterson
John Oliver
GTX"Gaskell
A. I.  Fisher
Dr. C. D. McLean
J.   H.  Thompson.
M.  B. Jackson
F. W. Anderson
John Keen
J.   B.   Bryson
A. M. Johnson
Dr.  K.  McDonald
Leslie V.  Rogers
Conservative.
J. G. C. Wood
H.   E.   Young
J. A. Fraser
S. A. Cawley
W.   II.   Hayward
Dr. Taylor
M. Manson
r.  D. Caven
; F.   J.   Mackenzie
W. J.  Manson
R.   H.  Pooley
G.  A.  Hamilton
W. R. Ross
J.  R. Jackson
E.  Miller
W. W. Foster
J.   P.   Shaw-
Neil Mackay -.-
Archie McDonald
W.  R.  Maclean
A.   E.   Planta
Price   Ellison
Mayor Jones
Dr.  Doicr
Labor &  Ind.
Conservative.
H. W.  Mavnard
J.  H.  Haw'waite
Basil  Gardom
Victoria
Yale
David Whiteside
A.   M.   Manson
Dr.    Sutherland
W.  D.  W.llson
G.  G.  McGeer
F. A. Pauline
R. S. Conkling
T.   D.  Pattulo
Chas.   F.   Nelson
Mavor   Hanes
J. W. Weart
Michael  Sullivan
Ralph Smith
M. A. Macdonald
P.  Donnelly
Dr.  Mcintosh
.]. S. Cowper
J. W. deB. Farris
H. C. Brewster
John  Hart
'George Bell
;H. C. Hall
Joseph   Walters
F.   M.   Dockrill
Hon.   T.   Taylor
L.   A.   Campbell
W.  I. Baird
D. M. Eberts
L. W. Shatlord
Wm.   Manson
W.   Hunter
i',. II. Morden.
Comm'r  Campbell
Jas.  A. Schofield
W. J.  Bowser
C.   E.   Tisdall
A. J. Welsh
I Walter   Leek
A- H. Macgowan
;Thos.  Duke
Mr. Flumerfelt
R.   H.   Neclands
Alex.  Lucas
W. R. Trotter
I.  W.  Wilkinson
J. H. McVety
J.  E.  Wilton
F. A. Hoover
F. Welsh
J. H. Haw'waite
A.   J.   Morley
Socialist candidates have been nominated as follows: Newcastle,
Parker Williams; Comox, J. A. Macdonald; North Vancouver, W.
Bennett; Fort George, John Mclnnes; Slocan, E. T. Kingsley; Fernie,
T. O'Connor; Vancouver, J. Harrington, J. Sidaway, C. Lestor, W.
A. Pritchard, J. Kavanagh, W. W. Lefeaux; Victoria, P. Williams.
Social Democrats in South Vancouver, Ernest Burns. Bi
SIK
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   29,    1916
!���!
Special Astounding Bargains
IN
MEN'S WEAR
AT OUR
Big January Sale
WM.  DICK LTD.
TWO BIG STORES  33 and 47 HASTINGS ST. E.
" Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back. '
iSENOR FRANCISCO VILLA-
LECTURER
iTwo years or so ago, the newspapers of this country were mentioning Francisco Villa as a crude, ignorant bandit, unable to either read
or write ill his own language, nr to
speak a word of English. At the present writing those papers arc making
serious note of the fact that General
Villa may go upon thc lecture platform when he comes to this country.
Surely, then, war must be an educational institution of no mean merit
to convert an illiterate, unlettered
"peon" into a public lecturer in so
short a time. The fact is that Francisco Villa is neither ignorant nor illiterate,  although   he  is  not  an  edu
cated man in ihe
of the term.
Five years ago
was merely a c
known lieutenant
qualified  to make
cuniinnn acceptation
nearly,   when
iiuparativcly
of Madero, In
a speech, at a
Villa
little
was
ban
ipiet given by El Paso business men
to Gov. Gonzales, of Chihuahua, afterwards shot by Orosco's order, in very
tolerable English.
Villa needed no interpreter, even
at that time, and his brief talk was understandable, witty, and decidedly entertaining. He is debonair and of attractive personality.
It may sound like a joke to snme,
but it's a safe wager that if be dnes
take to lecturing be will draw good
audiences which will hear snme very
interesting and entertaining things.
OLD 7ALES RETOLD
IBBBI
���
I
Up alniig the mighty Fraser,
Past the Harrison in winter,
Past the wild and rocky canyon,
Past  the  Skookum  Chuck  within  it:
Willi an iron horse he travelled
To the forking) of the Thompson)
There be pitched his tepee yonder
In the city of Kamloops, sir.
And the great Napoleon rested:
He, the Chief of Doivserinos,
Pinched and pale as News-Ad. madi
him.
White ami worried in appearance,
Seeks some sort of inspiration
In tbe dry. cold wintry weather
For some future line of action.
Deep in solemn meditation,
Thinking of the past and present,
Of the fruit of two year*' plotting,
How he drove thc knighted Richard
From the highest post of honor,
How he must for him get Turner
To forsake his London office
And suffice them both with ducats
From the borrowings effected
On the credit of the  Province.
Pondering on the records printed.
Published,  too,  on  every  platform,
Scandals, graft and artful dodging,
And the much remaining hidden,
All the jugglery with figures
To make out that worse might happen
If some other course were taken.
Wondering if his hired henchmen
And bis nominees for office
Will control the agitation
To drive liquor from the Province;
Till I get a chance to spring it
My conclusions on the question
Shrewdly worded just to catch 'em,
Pull the wool across their vision,
While be treats the license holders
To the key to work the lock.
"What new policy nf flim-flam
Can I next present, I wonder!
Something new to catch the fancy
Of the mass of careless voters
Who look only on the present;
Wonder if they will believe me
When I tell them, swift and fluent.
Of the beauties there are in it.
Ves!  I've got  it!  We are going
Right away to aid the building
Of a dozen wooden vessels
(Get your lickets for the workshops)
Fit to sail the stormy, salt chuck,
Carry all  our  commerce outward
To the ports of other nations,
And returning slowly, surely,
As the wind and tide shall aid them,
Bringing cargoes, rich and ample,
Ordered  mouths  before  by  cable���
(Hold them over to next season,
Till they're stale ur out of style),
Such our business policy."
We salute thee, noble fir tree,
Spruce and cedar, cottonwood,
And impart their strength to yield us
Timbers that will make these vessels
Proudly float across the salt chuck
To the markets of the world.
We shall also honor duly
Certain partners in this problem,
We shall fall the first one Tisdall,
For the commodore is anxious
To be first somewhere, somehow,
And a doll-like ship it will be,
Painted with thc latest import,
To bring home his toys and trinkets,
Fishing rods and fire-crackers,
From tbe bamboo land of China
Or the workshops of Japan.
���V.  VIDETTE.
Vancouver, Jan. 26, 1916.
ALL    WAYS     LEAD    TO
GALLOWAY'S
GREAT
FIRE SALE
BOOKS
Take your choice of all that is left of $30,000
Worth of Books.    Now selling at prices
averaging 10c. to the Dollar!
FOR   UNPARALLELED   BARGAINS
O  TODAY  TO
lALLOWAY'S BOOK STORE
(Opposite Dominion Theatre), 872 Granville St.
OPEN 8 A.M. to 11 P.M. DAILY
GREELEY'S THOUGHTS
ON HOME LIFE
editor,
as  we
love to feel and know that
Horace Greeley, the noted
once wrote: "I think we all,
grow old
own���ours to possess and to enjoy���
ours to improve and to transmit to
our children. As wc realize the steady
march of years in the thinning of our
blanched locks, the deepening of our
wrinkles, we more and more incline
to shun travel and crowds and novelties, and concentrate our affections
on the few who are infolded by the
dear hut, our home."
"The ax is the healthiest implement
that man ever handled, and is espec-
Grcelcy wrote. "If every youth and
man. from 15 to 50 years old. could
wield an ax two hours a day, dyspepsia would vanish from the earth and
rheumatism become decidedly scarce.
I am a poor chopper, yet the ax is mj
doctor and delight."
Horace Greeley said: "I should have
been a farmer. All my riper tastes
incline to that blessed calling whereby the human family and its humbler
auxiliaries are  fed.    Its quiet,  ils se-
ially sn for habitual writers and other I grcgation from strife and brawls and
sedentary workers whose shoulders it heated rivalries, attract and delight
throws  back,  expanding  their  chests', me.    I  hate lo earn my bread in any
snme spot on earth is peculiarly ourand    opening    their    lungs,"    Horace
This and all other space used in this campaign is donated to the GREATER VANCOUVER BRANCH of the CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND by
the newspapers. The campaign is being conducted without charge to thc fund by the Callopy Advertising Company, Limited. Therefore, every dollar
raised will be used EXCLUSIVELY for the requirements of the families of the men who have enlisted and who will enlist for overseas service.
calling which complicates my pro--
pcrity iu some sort with others' adversity���my success with others' <k
feat. The farmer's floors may grnar
with the weight of bis crops, yet ii"
one else deems himself the poorer
therefor: He may grow KK> bushels
of corn or forty of wheat to every
arable acre without arousing jealousy
or  inciting  to  detraction."
��%iW
h�� Is Thinking Of Them
Are You I
D
ONT sit about the fire side at home or the club and feel perfectly satisfied at the sacrifices of
our brave boys in the trenches. HELP IN THE GREAT CAUSE OF FREEDOM AND INDEPENDENCE.
Subscribe RIGHT NOW to the CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND���created to properly provide
for the families of the men who have enlisted and who will enlist for overseas service.
Don't wait to be called upon. Telephone Seymour 4590���to the CANADIAN PATRIOTIC FUND
and tell how much of a sacrifice in money you will make. Don't just give what is convenient���give
as much as you can���make a sacrifice. At best���we at home���can give little compared with the
sacrifice of these noble families who are giving their fathers and husbands in the Cause.
The big campaign to raise A HALF MILLION DOLLARS is on. This amount must be raised in
two weeks.   You can subscribe a fixed amount each month.   BUT SUBSCRIBE NOW.
"The Money or the Man" Which Will You Give?
"NEVER   TOUCHED   BY   HUMAN
HANDS"
"A Germ in the
Milk May Mean
a baby
in the Grace
In these grim, nut spoken words :t famous medical authority cries a warning
to mothers.
I'lies, dust, dirt, etc., hear germs,
and a single germ iu milk breeds
deadly millions more in a few hours.
In the milking process at thc farms
milk, if not very carefully handled, is
liable to become germ-laden���a menace
to baby'fl health. ICven when carefully
handled, tlie hest milk soon becomes
germ laden if put into dirty cans or
dirty bottles. So you sec in the long
Journey from the farm to your table,
there are man ychances for your milk
tu come in contact with diit and impurities.
Sou-Van Milk
Is   Free   from   Disease   Germs
and Impurities
With SOU-VAN MILK you need have
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is piuduced clean, from healthy cows,
by careful, conscientious dairymen. It
is put Into scrupulously elean cans,
sent to our dairy post haste, where
it goes through our pasteurising process. With our method the milk is
poured into clean, sanitary holding
tanks and during thc entire process
it nevei cumes in contact with the
air   and   is   "never  touched   by   human
SOU-VAN MILK is clean and fresh-
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Sent to your home in sterilized bottles
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for all domestic purposes. Phone
FAIRMONT 2624 for a trial bottle.
Also a bottle of our fully ripened
BUTTER-MILK.
South
Vancouver
Milk Co.
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WEEK OF JANUARY 31st
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