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Vol. IV, No. 31���Established 191 1
Price Five Cents
���'The (ruth at all times firmly stands
And shall  from  age  to age endure."
HOW to ride two horses, each of which is going in opposite  directions,  is shown  in an
article labelled PROHIBITION issued by
Mr, Stevens, M.P. for Vancouver.
Mr. Stevens states that for seven long years he
has stood "frankly and openly for prohibition."   He
now attacks the prohibition people for considering j O'ERCOME EVIL WITH GOOD
smiles down upon Vancouver and
day in mid-winter. H	
Here we may grow certain kinds ol garden truck  tive service abroad.
all winter.   Here we may pasture our cattle all win- * * *
ter.    Roses bloom at Christmas.    And all the year MR. GEORGE M. MURRAY
round the householder is protected by nature from
lhe grasp of the coal magnates.
We in Vancouver should, in the words of the
hymn, "Count our many blessings, name them orfe
by one. And it will surprise us what the Lord has
done." Of these blessings not the least is our delightful climate.
a June  in San Francisco.    Upon his return the colonel will) ONE OF THE subjects which the Liberals must
recruit a regiment of Canadian-Americans for ac- j take up upon going into office in this Province is
the question of land settlement. It is because of the
Liberal platform upon this important head that so
present to many people are getting behind Mr. H. C. Brew-
the Collingwood Library on Saturday night a life- ster. THE LAND FOR THE PEOPLE is the
size,, st of Napoleon Bonaparte. The bust, whn h ��� iberal polii y, we understand, and one which should
is bv Samdon. is a copy of a famous work now inaPPeal to the people of British Columbia today���
the Louvre. Mr. Murray will present the bust to the particularly that section of our people who are substitute at the entertainment being held at the Lib- fering from pauperism,
rary this week-end.
any dealings whatsoever with the heads of any poll
tical party in the Province, save that represented by
Sir Richard McBride and Mr. Stevens. Here is
the Stevens statement:���
"In our opinion, the prohibits
"i convention which met
in tlje Labor Temple hist night
has *���"< immitted a serii ius
error, and has injured their caus
��� rather than advanced it.
V$rtit'al.yt the decision of thc c
n\ ention means that the
pri ihibitionists are gi ting t<> "pt
ihile" their cause to the
Liberajs and Socialists;  or,  in
>ther  words, are  seeking
i" make snme partizan political
alliance which is a com
plete "vote de face" from their
biner attitude.    Thc ab
surdity of this position is illusti
ated in their own rcsolu-
���' n. in one clause i���( which they
instruct the committee to
akc overtures to different po
ith al parties as outlined
above; and in another clause they solemnly state thai they
have no use for political parties, and assume ;. "holier-
than-thou" attitude towards politics.
"Now, what does the decision ol tl i-. c mventi. n really
mean? First, that they are going to seek from the Liberal
party some promise. (-And it should be noted that thc
Liberal parly are not in a position to officially commit
the country to anything, as they are not only out of power,
l.iit have not a single representative in ilie Provincial
I louse i. Secondly: li means thai they are inviting the
liquor interests to ally themselves with the present Government force. In fact, they are forcing a militant liquor
party, influential and wealthy, into the ranks of the mosl
then they purpose to ally them
T public metings called for the purpose of
arousing interest in the Prohibition Movement, one is surprised to hear the speechlfc
party is regarded with horror.
of many worthy gentlemen in which the politics
j ciwerful party: a
v. ith a political p
11,.use. and cxpei
the great policy
rly u
in  11
icli I
s maim
^^^^^^^ selves
representatives in the
to succeed in carrying
'his  course  is,  suicidal,
lel'eat,  which  means  the  au-
ritish Columbia for the next
and   is  deliberately   inviting
niliilation of prohibition in
"We are of the ..pinion that prohibition can be carried
without any serious difficulty, providing il is kept clear of
partizan politics; and it it is defeated, it will be because
i I' the short-sightedness of its leaders, and because a Cerent within'the ranks of the prohibitionists think
political opportunity presented to advance the
the Liberal party.
"A  word with respect  to the attitude ������( Sir  Richard.
Frankly, we do not agree, wiih hisattiludc in its entirety,
'nit we confess he has gone a long way t
:'  the  prohibitionists���and  it  should  be
that ihis movement was only launched in
tint expect to carry a sweeping reform su
firsl attempt.   Any reform which bas been permanent
never been secured except by :
Ottr ..pinion, it would be well t
tain clem
first of th
interests .
meet the views
home  in  mind
ily, and we cau-
h as this on the
long and bitter fight.    In
accept Sir Richard's pro
1 to submit a plebiscite: and if he suggests that other
lions should be submitted at the same lime, we cannot
ly objeel  to the principle just so long as thc one
hibition is clear-cut and straight.
rly closing should
be vvelc
__    ���
esti.m on pr	
"Sir Richard's statement regarding ea
onied and fostered, and not maligned and coudemn-
cu ���.^  ,vas done al the convention, which attitude, in our
pinion, is stupid and narrow,
"It is not yet too late to warn prohibitionists that they
are sacrificing out most cherished principles by a miserable attempt to make partizan capital.
"Surely Satan must have laughed last night when he
witnessed this last move, and certainly the liquor interests
have cause for deep gratification and satisfaction."
Mr. Stevens is a prohibitionist he claims.
Mr. Stevens is a supporter of McBride and his
The liquor people, Mr. Stevens says, support
McBride and his Government.
Where will Mr. Stevens finally land by clinging
lo all these loves? How can a man serrve God and
Mammon? How can a man be a prohibitionist and
an anti-prohibitionist?
The slippery attitude of Mr. Stevens on this and
other public questions is enough to cause the people
to send up a prayer to Heaven;
Failure of many upright people to take interest
in politics has landed British Columbia in the mess
she is in today.
The small ward boss and the big party boss develop owing to the apathy of the right thinking people of a community. m.
If ministers would urge members of their congregations to go out into the world and take a keen and n
hearty interest in all public questions and to al'.c n
themselves with the political parties, the result wou d
be that the political parties would soon purge themselves of some of the rottenness which has got them
into disrepute.
Supposing that out of the negotiations which are
now pending, the prohibition people should see fit
enough money fooling about with commissions in-
\ vestigaling the land question to place a good many
I thousand families upon homesteads.
__          British  Columbia   BECAUSE   OF    WHAT
Here is an institution which is supported by the pub- THEY HOPE TO GET OUT OF IT. That
lie of British Columbia, the greatest coal province 1S to say* We believe tllat a cl"*ange of Government
in Canada.
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FOREIGN FUEL IS used at the hospital and it
might also be noted that most of the charity patients
OVER AT THE Vancouver General   Hospital
they use for fuel American oil���50 barrels a day.
at the hospital are foreigners,
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THE STATE OF KANSAS shipped out a surplus of poultry last year to the value of $1 1,761,-
798. The Christmas and Thanksgiving turkey, all
the fried chicken, the roast chicken and the stewed
chicken used by the people of Kansas is not included
in this figure.
will renew confidence in British Columbia. We believe that a change of Government will result in the
bringing in of land legislation, railway legislation,
factory legislation and mines regulations and temperance reform which will make it possible for every
man in British Columbia willing to work to secure
honest work developing the resources of this Province at honest wages. We are all going to vote for
the Liberals because we believe in the RIGHT OF
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BRITISH COLUMBIA IS the richest Province
in Confederation. AWAY WITH THE MICE;
��  ��  ��
to cast their lot in with one of the parties, could any- BRITISH COLUMBIA IS an importer of poul-
thing but good result? try and of eggs���and of bacon���and of beef���and ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
In our opinion the strongest organization in Brit- of flour���and of all food products ad infinitum.       j THE ONLY   KIND of grafts which should be
ish Columbia today is the prohibition movement. * * * \ tolerated are those taken from the tree of knowledge.
It may not have the money, nor the active mem- ^ MAN is advertising in the PROVINCE that . * * *
bership, but it has the goodwill, confidence and sup- he wants to meet people willing to join him in a land |-^ENRY FORD SHOULD have  taken along
port of a majority of the people. settlement scheme.      We do not know what this Iwitn ^lm Henri Bourassa and Armand Lavergne.
chap's system is.    It is strange that no public body
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MANY MEN OF MANY RELIGIONS ; in British Columbia is engaging itself at the present;SOME TIME AGO there was a man in Vancou
ver who claimed that with a ha2.el twig he could
locate water and oil. This chap was employed by
the South Vancouver municipality to locate certain
wells. Twig in hand he went through his black magic, and it is asserted that his failure in one instance
caused much of a hub-bub. Mr. Haggen doesn't
believe in water diviners. So he wrote an article
attacking the magic.
* * * ���
HERE has recently been held in Vancouver time in Puttin8 Pe0Ple to work on the lancl"
a church census and the statistics which have 'Y' * *
been gathered are of considerable interest.; SURELY IT WOULD be possible for the gov-
Every religion under the sun has supporters in Van-1 ernment lo set aside fifty thousand acres of land in
couver. Everything from Hornensm lo Mohamme- some valley and to advertise for families willing to
danism. settle upon this land.   It would require little money
In one little district, from 16th Avenue to 43rd to at least experiment upon such an undertaking.
Avenue, some interesting facts were gleaned.    In * * �� B
all there were 1230 families professing; any religion. IT W0ULD REQUIRE no brains to speak of to|MR. HAGGEN, IS thefounder and editor of the
��LihT? Presbyterians numbered 419; Anglicans, handle a small colony if the Government were stand- MINING AND FNGINFFRTNP RPPORn
259; Methodist, 248; Baptist, 54; Roman Cath- *ng by to see tlle thlng through.   One would not even K
requ.re to be original.    All one would have to do j Columbia since the early nineties���one of the most
c   ,i   . .1 ,i i . i,j       ���    ��� ��� i^m ! influential papers published in this Province
ers.   So that the pastor has a lot more work to do en) States and app]y ;t loca]-y , ���. ^ ^
in this district..  There were 10 Lutherans; Christian if if if
Scientists, 9; Salvation Army,  7; Congregational-   ,   . ..__ ���_���_, _.,���.,��� ... _.... .   _, .     , .   .
������   a  aj,   i'.   c  i      3D   i     : i\a- ���    ! LAND SETTLEMENT IN British Columbia is
ists, 4; Adventists, 5; Jews, i; Pentecostal Mission.: *-*
2; Theosophist, 2; Spiritualist, 2; Holiness Movement, 2; Apostolic Mission, 2; Catholic Apostolic,.
1 ; Unitarian, 1 ; Quakers, 1 ; Christian Church,
olic, 44.      ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Pastor Russell in this area had only three follow,' ^uW be toVkeVexample from any of the west-1'
IN the bleak east the day of the first snowfall of
the season is one of gladness.   The people welcome that day just as heartily as they do the
day when the first spring zephyrs blow.
Poets break into song on ihc day of tlie first snowfall and there seems to be just as many songsters to
welcome the "beautiful" as there are to sing odes
t0 spring- . .     ,     ,.      >���
In many of the eastern cities leading liverymen
have a great race for the honor of being the. first on
the streets with sleigh and bells.
On the Pacific Coast we have the rain; we have
little or no snow.
Our rain is much more desirable than the snow
of the east.
Did anyone ever hear of a poem glorifying Vancouver winter weather?
Our trouble is that we do not appreciate Nature s
lender treatment of us. Jack Frost rarely shows his
nose in Vancouver. Snow and slush are little known
in Vancouver. We have no snow banks and no
blizzards. .
We have a gentle, steady rain from heaven. It
is warm and pleasant. It is cleansing and refreshing. ,
Nor docs it rain incessantly during the months
of winter.   Every day or so the sun comes out and
Socialist, 1.
In other parts of the city of Vancouver religions
have been discovered which were not known by
most of the regular ministers to exist.
Answers received by canvassers at some of the
homes were far from polite. Some denied lhe existence of God, and these, though countenancing no
heaven, all seemed lo accept the idea of hell, to
which place one worthy ratepayer directed lhe canvasser to proceed.
Personal Notes In Passing
F. W. WELSH, the rising young Conservative
statesman, has received orders from headquarters to
keep his trap closed.
f * ���*-���
MAYOR L. D. TAYLOR proposes publishing
an evening paper in Vancouver in lhe near future.
There is great need for another daily in Vancouver.
tin are both anxious to run for mayor of Vancouver.
. if tf tf
engagement is to be announced shortly of thc editor
of the Calgary EYE-OPENER. Our contemporary led in the prohibition campaign in Alberta
and the night the returns came in ten thousand cheering people gathered about his rooms and demanded
a speech.
if.    if,     if,
COL. GARNET CLAY PORTER, news editor of the Winnipeg TELEGRAM, whose honor
it was to initiate the editor of this paper into the mysteries of journalism west of the Lakes, is at present
a land settlement policy near Grand
might well be copied by some of our
something that politicians rant about. The members of the Government are too busy preacher-fighting to take stock in such a matter.
to take a leaf out of the Mormon book and try out
a little settlement scheme as it was followed in the
early days of Ulah.
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WE LACK INITIATIVE. We are too lazy,
We are too sleepy to till our own land and grow our
own food. That is if the image of the people of
British Columbia is reflected in the present Government.
if tf if
OLD PAUL VEREGRIN. the Doukhohor chief.
has put over
Forks which     	
amateur statesmen at Victoria.
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THERE IS A PAPER published at Denver,
Colorado, known as lhe GREAT DIVIDE, It is
a weekly paper, the same as the SATURDAY
CHINOOK, only has about ten times as much circulation and a population of producers to do business with.
This weekly paper is putting 5,000 families on
the land in the State of Colorado, in a district called
the Little Snake River District. It seems that the
| paper has staked out the land which is given free by
the United States Government. The expense the
paper is put to is the surveying and the staking, apparently. They are advertising this free land and
getting the people to go in with their horses, cows,
oxen and farm implements.
Conditions in the Little Snake River settlement
will be more severe than in any valley in British Columbia. But they seem to be alive in Colorado on
the subject of land settlement. As alive as the people of British Columbia are not alive to possibilities of Mother Earth.
"GIVE WHISKEY TO men as they are given
milk and there would soon be an end to the whiskey
traffic," says a doctor from far away down in Virginia. It would be a death blow to the dairy business.
if if if
SPEAKING OF WHISKEY. We were coming home on a street car the other night and fell into
conversation wiih the conductor of the car, two other
conductors who were olf duty and a Highland
Scotcher. One of the conductors said thai he had
a fine drink of whiskey that day out of a non-refill-
able bottle. None of the others had ever heard of
a non-refillable bottle.
"Yes, you can pour it out, but not in," said the
conductor. " i on see there is a patent on it so that
once the bottle is empty il has to he destroyed. It
.-tops people from pulling rotten whiskey in respectable bottles." And he told at lenglh all about the.
non-refillable bottle and the manufacturers who
turned it out.
No one was as much interested as the Celt.
"Gin ye tak a dram and ye lak too muckle in the
glass." said the Scot, "ve canna pour her back intel
"That's it," said the conductor.
"Losh, maun," was the reply, "but yon must be
a graund invention."
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GENERAL PROSPERITY, says a paragraph
in the PROVINCE, is returning. It will be necessary, if the Gen. is to be successful in all parts of
Bntish Columbia, to make connection in several
zones with the forces of his ally. Field Marshal Intelligence.
"WHENEVER SOME OF our Boards of Trade
have nothing else to do," says Mr. E. A. Haggen,
the widely-known mining man, "they pass a resolution favoring a municipal smelter." Such resolutions disgust Mr. Haggen, who knows the mining
business from the ground up and believes that municipal smelters would be a joke in the eyes of the
mining world. HHH
iEbttflrtal QDptuimt*
\\ : at was Su;.. ���rinleiidti.t Nelson': cxcusi^/pr facilitating the arrangement hy which tbe cal .purchases of bis
John I.. Nelson of Yi,-i..ria. superintendent .foreign::-, de artmeut became tributary to Mr. Price- office and
in testifying before tlie Royal Commissi' n iu its investi- I whi. h resulted in the country paying $7 and $7.53 for coal
ga'ion into the matter of coal purchases for thc dredging that could have beeii purchased for $\25 and $5.5n? It
fleet, stated, the other day, that "I have certified enough I was that he was under "obligations" to Mr. Price- What
invoice- as I.ring fair and  inst  prices thai  I  know are not   obligations?    What  was tbe game anyway!-    Why did he
This  morning   I   saw   a  number  of dogs   trotting   alortg
(h,   road.    One was a little dog, evidently brought up a
a pet, for he had a collar on.   Ano
dog; and,  for  Borne reason,  the little do
fair and just."
During the curse of ibis bearing ii also developed thai
Kirk and Company had been supplying ��� ...il to thc fleel
at a greater price than the same kind of coal could have
been purchased for from ..iher concerns in Victoria, and
was a young bull thai \V. II. Price, secretary of the Victoria Conservative
nt'ed the Association, received a "drag" of 50 cents per ton Iron.
Kirk- and Company, foi being aide to throw thi^ business
l resencc of the bull dog.   The little dog treq
log, and apparently ordered him home.    But their way. ..'....
home, but trotted on with       Fhe only explanat   Superintcndenl   Nelson  was aid
he kepi on allowing coal 1" be supplied
at the bull dog
when the bull dog would not g
the Others, the little dog was in a terrible rage and ���
worse than ever.
Having been reared in luxury, and npt having seel
, f the world, the pet did not know thai bull dogs are dangerous; and, finally, the pel becoming unbearable, the bull
dog jumped him, and I was compelled to pull the bull dog
off. The pet hurried home, on three legs, but tbe experience will do him good. The trouble was brought oil by
the pet.
Whatever else you neglect, learn this lesson well: Don't
snarl too much at a foe larger than you are. Don't let
your friends compliment you to the extent tllat you overestimate your ability, and jump a bull dog.���Ed.  Howe's
 ���. !����� i	
The Victoria Colonist has a bad attack of nerves over
its land policy and the criticism it has and is yet receiving. We intimated a couple of weeks ago that Hon. W.
R. Ross had to bolster up his department in order that
the government might not be so thoroughly disgraced,
The Colonist and the minister are straining every nerve
in their efforts to deceive the people. The minister of
lands in his all red pamphlet says that all the land along
the railways is free land open for the pre-emptor. The
Colonist says it was wise to sell land to the speculator
and it was only natural that the speculators should pick
the good land adjoining transportation. Both the Colonist
and Mr. Ross are trying to say the same thing, yet they
actually say tbe opposite. Can either be believed? It is
only intended to deceive the people.
It is distasteful to us to refer so often to tbe Colonist,
but the owner of that paper dictates so much of the news
and editorial matter for the hireling press that it is necessary for the voters to understand the workings of the
machine; ft will readily be understood why some of the
smaller papers copy so much from the Colonist.���Omineca
narled  '" B've els '" "''-'' 'u' kept on allowing coal to i��- supp
! by Kirk and Company al an exorbitant price was thai   he
nim.|i ! "felt under obligations" t.    W.  II.  Price and tlie firm,     lie
e dan-j admitted  to the  Commissioner  thai  he had  ignore.1  the
order-in-council awarding  a  contract  to .1.  Kinghan  and
Company,   and   had  used   his  own  discretion   in   ordering
And this is the way public business is conducted by the
Conservatives? In tbe Lucas libel suit lasi week it developed that Mr. l.ucas. when be was provincial assessor,
left his office whenever he pleased, and disregarded the
orders and wishes of his immediate superiors.
To tbe man up a tree it appears that this sort of thing
is entirely too common. Public officials and their underlings pay their political debts at the expense of the government treasury, both federal and provincial. What right
has a secretary of, a Conservative Association, or any
other person for that matter, to pull down a "drag" out of
contracts awarded by the government? Whit right have
public officials to permit such things?
No wonder there is no money in the treasury! Looking
at the matter from every, possible honest point of view, it
would appear that there is but one relief for the people
and that is to turn the rascals out, boots and breeches.���
Merritt Herald.
instruct iln- dredge captains t . see Mr. Price!-    Why .
he disregard the contracl awarded to Kingham & Co..
i :,  i    ..ther dealers than ihe one  Price designated?    li]
,vas nol hecausi  they had no coal: thai plea was an insult
I , t .    intelligence of the  public.     Mr.   Nelson's frankness
iu admitting that lie often certified thai accounts were fair
and j   il when be knew they were not was impressive, bul
it   tnnl-es  his  retention   by  lie government  impossible.
matter how cordial and intimate may be his relations with |
the Minister of Public Works,   The public well may wonder   how    far   lhe   Nelson-Price   formula   governs   federal
government purchases generally throughout this province.
��� Victoria Daily Times
Sir Richard McBride's explanation of the Canadian Northern Pacific car ferry contract will not satisfy anyone
genuinely interested in the promotion of shipbuilding on
this coast. Nor should anybody be impressed with the
statement that Sir Donald Mann some months ago made
a "cursory examination" of the British Columbia yards and
was convinced that they had not the facilities for building
craft of the dimensions of the projected ferries. Thc
Times has been informed by local shipbuilding firms that
these vessels could be built in this province, and that if
the existing facilities were inadequate they could be expanded to tbe necessary extent, which is what our people
desire to see. This aspect of the matter was investigated
by the British Columbia Manufacturers' Association before it forwarded its protest, and if Sir Richard had instituted inquiries of his own instead of accepting Ihe interested opinions of Sir Donald Mann he would have been
similarly informed.
That excuse certainly will not do, while the other consideration���the imperative necessity of quick delivery���
which, according to Sir Richard, was advanced by Sir
Donald Mann, is not only equally untenable but decidedly
humorous. It has not been usual for the Canadian Northern Pacific to lay stress on "quick delivery" in regard to
its enterprises in Ihis province, and everybody familiar
with the railroad situation on the island knows perfectly
that no matter where the car ferries arc constructed they
will be completed before the company's programme bas
been carried out according to even an elastic interpretation of lhe contracl. The Canadian Northern Pacific Railway did nol give Hritish Columbia shipbuilding firms an
opportunity to tender, so liovv could Sir Donald Mann
know whether quick delivery, the strangely sudden imperious necessity, could be guaranteed? lie evidently did
not inquire of our shipbuilders if they could build car
ferries of tbe dimensions stipulated.
The morning  paper, which treats the matter  with characteristic   delicacy,   particularly   refraining   from   expressing an opinion, observes naively that lhe case stands on a
different   footing  from   thai   in   which   government-owned
vessels are involved.    As a matter of fact, in consideration
of the relations between  the people of ibis province and
lhe   Canadian   Northern   Pacific   Railroad,   thc   company's
action  is   more  reprehensible   than  a  similar  course  pursued by a government would have been.    British Columbia
has  treated  Mackenzie  and  Mann  with  a  generosity  Unprecedented in railroad history,    Less than half a million
people have assumed on behalf of this company a liability
of more than forty million dollars ill principal, with a yearly charge of  more than  two million  dollars.    They have
given  numerous  other  concessions and  have  been  extraordinarily indulgent towards the company's frequent lapses
from the terms of the contract.    In all human probability
a part, il" not all, the obligations they have assumed, will
have to be met by them:  they may have to pay for thc
car ferry in any event.    Assuredly the least the company
could have done would be to have given British Columbia
yards an opportunity to tender for tbe contract.���Victoria
Dailv Times.
Agents and politicians are in the same class: both try
to "work" you.
People know this about agents, and shoo them away,
but have a foolish notion that a politician is a wise and
good gentleman representing Certain important principles.
A member of Congress, or of the legislature, should
be a representative of the people, selected because of intelligence, character and experience, but he is not: he is a
mere agent who has beaten another agent by means of
superior cunning.
The President should be a representative of the people;
but he is not: he is simply an agent selected by other
agents to represent their interests.���Ed. Howe's Monthly.
What's the use of the various commissioners that have
been appointed to provide places for "good workers"
among the politicians? If these commissioners make a
report that is not satisfactory, the newspapers make another.
A few years ago the Commissioner of Corporations
made an investigation of the packing houses, the editors
having demanded it. His report stated that tbe packing
trust was making something like 3 per cent., but the
newspapers refused to accept the findings of the commissioner, and said the packing houses were making forty-
three per cent.
An the people believed the newspaper story: they did
not believe the official they paid to make an investigation.
The government and courts are becoming mere appendages to thc newspapers. The libel suit brought against
Theodore Roosevelt by "Boss" Barnes was actually tried
by the newspapers, and not by the court. The accounts
of the trial sent out by the .Associated Press were in the
interest of Mr. Roosevelt, who is a valuable newspaper
asset; it would never do for a free antl entertaining talker
like Mr. R. to be forced to pay a $50.(100 judgment for
libel. Tbe Associated P*-ess reports of tbe trial were as
partisan as are the editorial columns of the New York
"American" when Ellhu Root is under discussion.���Ed.
Howe's Monthly.
Thomas Kelly, the Parliament Buildings and other buildings contractor, who fled to the United States some months
ago. has been defeated in another round with justice.
Judge Landis. of Chicago, has brushed aside tbe flimsy
objection that an oath is not an oath because the lawyers, in their technical wisdom, contended that the Public
Accounts Committee was withuot authority to require answers under oath.
Other legal or technical steps may still be taken in an
attempt to defeat the provincial authorities in their efforts
tg extradite Kelly. That the contractor's lawyers will ev-
enually succeed in evading a fair trial in Canada's courts
is very improbable. The U. S. supreme court is notorious
for its wisdom and justice, and tbe L*. S. Secretary of
State, with whom thc last appeal lies, has never been
known to reverse thc decision of an extradition commissioner. The commissioner in Chicago has already decided
againsl  Kelly.
Upon the justice of Kelly's extradition there is no room
for argument. His presence in Canada is necessary in
order that as much as possible in connection with the admitted rascality may be cleared up at the earliest possible
Canada's courts, when they err. invariably make their
mistakes on the side of leniency. This land of ours, in fact,
is notorious, above all others, in one respect: transgressors
iigaiust tlie State are seldom. ,,,- never punished.   TT
An Item in the sporting pages lhe other day alluded to-
Ihe fact that one "Newsy" Lalonde had "signed up" wilh
some club or other to play hockey f..r the winter.
"Newsy" Lalonde is bul one out of many, and we do not
wish to single him out for special criticism, but it would
appear to most of us, that if these young gentlemen are
doing any "signing up" al the present juncture, it shouhl
be with the Department of Militia lo serve their King
and country. Professional hockey can well be dispense'.
with at a lime when recruiting officers arc scouring the
country for able-bodied young men wdio would make tough
soldiers, and it is rather nauseous to see the promoters
of various hockey clubs bartering ill cash for the services
of men to stay home and confine their exhibitions of
prowess to the ice. Canadian athletes have already made
a goodly showing in the present war, and no one doubts
that "Newsy" Lalonde and the many other young men
who are playing professional hockey this year would give
a splendid account of themselves on active service. Ther
question is up to tbe promoters of the game wdio make a
good deal more money out of it than the players themselves, and who have, it is said in some instances, actually;
dissuaded players inclined to enlist by promises of greater
remuneration.���Toronto Saturday Night.
A newspaper reporter interviewed thirty successful business men as to their training in youth. I'.ach one said thai
discipline bad entered very largely into his training and
a few admitted that they had on numerous occasions felt
the weight of the rod. Tbe reporter then interviewed
thirty loafers and "no goods." Twenty-seven of them had
been mamma's pets, and the other three had been reared!
by their grandmothers. There may be more truth (hair
fiction in  this story.���The Victorian.
Brand Whltlock's success as Minister to I'.elgium under the most difficult conditions might be cited as an illustration of the working of lhe regime of so-called individualism and liberty, especially in developing the power of
personal initiative. Unsatisfactory as is our American sys-
rule I tern of using diplomatists who have had no special train-
has been that political representative's of the Stale have ing, many of these American representatives abroad ex-
invariably been  linked  in bosom  friendship with  the  pri-   hibit remarkable personal resource and adaptability under
A French scientist has been e.xaming the results of
chemical analysis of rainwater made in French fndo-China.
and bases thereon an estimate of the total value of the fertilizing substances brought to thc soil by rain over a great
rice-growing region. In the thirteen provinces constituting the Tonkin delta he estimates that the amount of atmospheric nitrogen thus annually obtained is equivalent
to 181,390 tons of nitrate of soda, and 137,510 tons of sulphate of ammonia, worth nearly $20,000,000.
We have a curiosity to know how much the rainwater
is worth down on. the coast of British Columbia, but hesitate to suggest bringing the Frenchman here for fear his
estimates will create in the mind of the government a
raving desire to give that asset away to some fertilizer
trust.���Merritt Herald.
In a general way the public were familiar with the sordid
story of tlie dredging fleet's coal purchases long before
Mr. Hill was commissioned to conduct an inquiry. Thc
charges which have just been investigated were published
in this paper at the time the transactions complained of
look place and no defence worthy of the name was made
by thc parties involved. The evidence before the commission showed that no defence was possible; it dispelled any
lingering doubt that might have existed as to the absolute
truth of the accusations. It showed that a contract bad
been ignored, and that fair-play, the public interest and
common honesty bad been disregarded in order that W.
U. Price, thc honorable secretary of the Victoria Conservative association, might profit at the expense of the public treasury. It showed that thc government official charged with the supervision of the dredging fleet in these waters, the man whose duty it was to sec that prices paid
f,,r government supplies were fair and just, had been
false to bis trust, an accessory in a crude conspiracy a-
gainst the interests of the public whose sworn servant he
was. We do not propose to review the testimony given
before the commission or to waste any lime on Ihc ob
vious sham and subterfuge that were urged in justification
of these transactions. Nor will tbe public give litem so
���much as a thought. The admissions made by Messrs. Nelson. Price and others in themselves were damning enough
and the attempts at explanation only made them worse.
Even the lamentable loss of Mr. Price's books covering
the period of tile transactions, and Mr. Nelson's diary,
which undoubtedly would have been enlightening, will not
perplex the jury or complicate the verdict.
What, in a few words, is the story* Simply this: In
May, 1913. Mr. Price made up his mind that the purchase
of coal supplies by the government should join the other
services manipulated through his office as honorary secretary of the Conservative Association and that he would
profit personally by the arrangement. But he was not in
the coal business, in a legitimate sense: he had no yard,
no stock���nothing but hfs nerve. It was necessary to establish a connection with a firm that was genuinely iu the
business. Tbe fact that the practice of the department
was to invite tenders and invariably to award the contract
to the lowest tenderer did not interfere either with the de--
sign or the price to be charged. With one end of the connection attached to Kirk & Co., the other to the office of
the superintendent of dredging, and himself in the middle,
wdiy should he bother his bead about tenders or competi
tive prices? When the dredge captain called for coal Mr
Nelson, the superintendent, telegraphed to them to "see
Price." and that gentleman took them to Kirk & Co. This
formality was eloquent; it impressed the dredge captains,
who ordered from Kirk & Co.. who charged the count-y
from $1 to $2 more than it would have had to pay if the
coal had been ordered from Kingham & Co., to vvhom the
contract ultimately was awarded, but from whom none wa.-.
purchased. And for that formality Mr. Price received a
commission of fifty cents per ton. No coal passed through
his hands: he had no standing as a coal dealer so far as
supplies for the dredges were concerned; this coal was
not even ordered through him, yet he received a commission which alone was double the profit the legitimate contractor expected to make when he submitted his tender.
vate  transgressors.
Tlie recent change of State political control in Manitoba accounts for the legal battles of (..day. Had the people
retained the late government in power the policy would
have been one of "Hush!" towards Kelly and all others
suspected of wrongdoing in connection with public buildings or public works.
The people did the trick of setting the wheels
in motion.���Winnipeg Evening Tribune.
trying circumstances. Our history has numerous eases
of this sort, beginning with Benjamin Franklin, the classic
instance of the self-made diplomatist wh.. was easily tlu
match of the most experienced foreign Ministers in the
world. Individualism and freedom are very faulty in some-
respects, yet under no other regime is the atmosphere so
favorable to the highest development of a man's power to
rise to an occasion under unaccustomed conditions.���The
Springfield  Republican.
A Raise In Pay
(From the Fra)
"I know I'm worth forty dollars a week," complained Bronson to the jj
Boss, "because you pay Wadsworth forty, and I'm just as good a man as "
Just then there came a, resounding crash from the street below. The Boss jj
jumped to his feet.   "Find out about it!" he commanded Bronson.
Bronson left without delay and returned with this information: "Some I
truck ran into one of our trucks."
"Whose truck was it?" urged the Boss.
Bronson said he would find out, and at the end of seven minutes came back
to advise': "One of Dorsey's."
"Who was at fault?" urged the Boss, with some heat.
. Again Bronson was gone, for five minutes, and he deported thus: "Dor-   ���
sey's man was at fault." v -
"Won't you be seated?" said the Boss, with a trace of sarcasm; and he '/-
rang for Wadsworth. H
"Wadsworth���an accident has just occurred in the street below. Find out
about it please."
"Yes, sir!" said Wadsworth.
Only that.   "Yes, sir!" -
When he returned within five minutes he had this to say to the Boss, and m
to Bronson: "One of Dorsey's young boys backed a truck into the truck that jj
Mike Bannon drives. It broke one of the wheels off our truck, but the horses ijj
did not run. Mr. Dorsey admits it was his boy's fault and says he will foot the ��j
repair bill, The horses were not hurt; no one was hurt. Bannon has hitched H
his team to one of the reserve trucks, and there will be no delay in the ship- m
ment." H
"Thank you!" said the Boss. ���
And when Wadsworth withdrew: "There's your answer, Bronson. When
you can look me in the eye and tell me you're 'just as good' a man as Wadsworth, come back for that raise." 1
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is caption of Detroit "Times" article, presenting Ford's side of the
Only one paper among'the scores
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the SATURDAY Cl 11.NOOK from
every English speaking country seems
disposed to take seriously the peace
voyage of Henry Ford. That paper
is the Detroit TIMES, which presents
Ford's side of the case in tbe following editorial article:
Some years ago, before 1492, it was
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those who bad studied the mailer least
and who had given ihc matter the
least  thought. '
Then along came a young man bj
the name of Christopher Columbus to
express the conviction that the earth
was round and that over the sea-'
there was more land to be found.
The king of Spain refused to take
him seriously.
lie was denounced by philosophers.
Ile  was  publicly laughed  to scorn
and declared to bc a lunatic.
But the queen of Spain listened to
him, became convinced that his theory was sound and pawned her jewels
to finance the expedition that was successful, resulting in the finding of
land upon which there was later established freedom for all mankind.
lias the press of our country forgotten about Christopher Columbus
and the doubters of his day.
The flippant manner in which some
of the big newspapers arc treating the
peace ship theory of Henry Ford
would indicate that these newspapers
at least have  forgotten  about him.
These newspapers fail lamentably
to catch the spirit and inspiration of
the Henry Ford expedition when they
discuss the PROBABILITY of its
There may be nothing like the probability of its success, but'there IS
the   POSSIBILITY of it.
No one appreciates more than Henry Ford himself the size of this undertaking and the odds against him,
but bis faith is great and he should
have the praise and encouragement of
his countrymen and, by all means, his
townsmen, and every newspaper in the
country should he found in sympathy
with bis sincere purposes.
Tbe adverse criticism his plan has
received from thc big newspapers,
supplies the convincing proof that it
is the idea of an individual, promoted
by great human instincts, rather than
that of one of. these newspapers seeking to boost its circulation.
Tbe  tone  of  the   country's  leading
J newspapers in their discussion of thc
I Ford peace ship is understandable only in case the individual is willing" to
entertain an ugly conclusion.
Thc tone of these newspapers has
changed and suggests very strongly
the fact that wc are loading shells
over here for hundreds of millions of
dollars in pay. with which to keep up
the killing.
And Chancellor Day. that great
friend of the interests and echo of
the stock ticker, is found in line, crying from out that sympathetic heart
of his for thc crushing of militarism
���with militarism.
For ourselves, our sympathy is on
the side of the man who protects the
lives of birds and builds them homes,
and whose thoughts turn, as Christmas nears, to a hope for empty trenches; to the conservation of human
life; to an end to suffering and destruction and to happy reunions at
hearthstones which know at this
time only bitter tears and aching
Weel freens. I wunner if yaeve been
follovvin' the evidence brocht oot
durin' the sittin' o' thc Commission
owre at Victoria appinted tae investigate the supply n' coal tae the government dredges.
The facts brocht tae licht in that
case ca' for the severest condemna-
sl-tin (I wud like lae use a stronger
word) o' every richt-thinkin' man. nae
maitter what pairty be belongs tae.
It was made plain durin' the coorse
o' the sittin's that the secretary ���>' the
Conservative pairty owre in Victoria
got a big commission on every ton o'
coal supplied tae the government
When the captains o' the dredges
wanted anither supply o' coal they
got orders tae "see Price"���an' Price
had his price a' feegureil oot, of
coorse. The price o' the coal wis
priced at an increased price in order
that Price wud get his price oot o'
the sellin' price tae the government.
That wis Price's price for pairty loyalty.
Noo if tbis wis the only instance o'
wrongdacn, there micht be some al-
looancc made, but wi' the different
commissions that hae been sittin' tbis
wheen months back���it seems as if
each yin wis gettin' waur than the
yin  that preceded  it.
Vac wud naiturally think that the
time the war's on, at ony rate, when
oor brave fellies arc sheddin' their
bluid an' offcrin' the greatest sacrifice that can bc demanded o' man.
that a higher moral instinct micht prevail���if  it  wis jist  for  shame's  sake.
As it were, yae wud expect:
"Where'er a noble deed is wrought.
Where'er is spoken a noble thought,
Our hearts in glad surprise
To higher levels rise."
But what dae we fin'? Nae suner
is it mooted that an order for munitions or equipment is tae be gien out
than a' the crooks in the country get
busy makin' arrangements tae extract the last drop o' siller oot o' the
coffers o' the public treasury.
There's nae doobts aboot it. the public affairs o' Canada)- are no' conducted in thc \uld Kirk wey. There's
absolutely nae true doobts they
COllldnie be waltr conducted if vvc had
a bunch o' real estate artists in power.
The scandals brocht oot in the
course o' thc various investigashuns
that hae taen place this last year back
wud mak ony man ask himsel the
questyin if there really wis sic a thing
as an honest man in a' Canady lex
cludin' mysel, of coorse). Never be
fore hae  I  saw
Thinks 1 tae mysel, Sandy, wait till
the morn's nicht, an' yaell see some
strong letters tae thc edytur on that
���an' 1 lookit an' lookit. in vain, for
ony protest.
1 spoke tae some fellies that I ken
tak quite an interest in political affairs, an' askit them if they didnie intend tae tak ony action.
"What's tbe use, Sandy," wis their
unanimous reply; "it's aye been that
wey���they're a' taured wi' thc yae
stick, the Liberals arc as bad as the
Tories in that line."
1 happened tae get a baud o' a
copy o' thc public accounts o' Hritish
Columby last week. It's a pretty
thick volume���I think it comprises
aboot 500 pages���an' practically its
whole contents wis taken up wi' lists
o' government employees an' tbe
'salaries" or "wages" peyed them. ^ e
gods. I dinnie ken whaur they a' work,
but. honestly speakin'. freens, 1 can
tell yae I felt kin o' prood o' mysel o'
bein' able, as a citizen o' Hritish Columby, tae fin' sae niony soft jobs for
they fellies.
Some o' them werenie content wi'
yae job. either. If yae turned owre
tae anither page yae wud notice a
name that yae were share yae had
seen on a precedin' page. Jist goin'
back tae see if yae hadnie made a
mistake���it wud likely be a brither or
uncle yae wud say tae yersel���yae
fin' that the name an' tbe ineesbials
are identical. It maun be a mistake,
yae say tae yersel again. Sharely nae
government wud gie twa "salaries"
tae yin an' the same indeevidual. But
if yae pursue yaer investigashuns further, yaell fin' innumerable cases o'
the same kin'.
The same thing applies tae the fellies that draw only ordinary, common
wages" ��� tin. only difference wud
seem tae be in their laundry bill.
Noo, before I go ony faurtber, 1
maun say there is some guid men in
the government service, an'  I believe
Don't forget that children, like
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Don't forget that children are more
seriously affected by impure air than
grown people.
Don't forget ihat little children are
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Don't forget that lowered vitality
makes children more likely to catch
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Don't think i,. I any room in the
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Don't think that money is wafted
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the nursery. Money spent on brightening life at its opening will bear
good interest in health and happiness.
Don't shake or scold a child who
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Often night terrors are a purely nervous affection ami any harshness only
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they dae their utmost for tbe guid
the state as a whole.
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it  imperative   that  they  at  all  times
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The Ford ship will sail despite its
scoffing critics.
It may accomplish nothing by way
of immediate results, but has had
the effect already of setting the whole
world to discussing peace.
11 may return to receive more jeers,
but these, we believe should more justly be directed at the governors and
other public officials, whose regrets
in so many instances bespeak so
many moral cowards in high places.
Xow that the camel is again having
a chance to distinguish itself on the
field of war his traits are becoming
the subject of expert discussion. It
is said, for one thing, that the camel,
while never a companionable beast,
has one human "weakness"���an insatiable love of tobacco. Arabs in taming
wild camels are said to give them
fat cigars to smoke and the beast becomes  remarkably docile:
Noo, whatever else is tae blame for
this lamentable state we fin' oorsels
in as citizens, there's nae questyin but
the system o' paitronage cairried oot
by the pairty that happens tae
power is mainly responsible fo
The public service, baith federal an'
provincial, is rotten at the core.
Ability tae fill ony poseeshun is of
nae accoont whatever. If yaer wan
o' the faithful an' haud a peyed-up
"workin'-caird" in the political pairty
that happens tae bc in power, yaer a'
richt. Of coorse, there's mare applicants than jobs generally, but if vac
can kow-tow an' sook-in plenty wi'
the heid yins. yaell mare than likely
he allowed tae get a share o' thc pork
Hoo men can say disgrace thcmsels
tae dae sic things, beats my un-
nerstaundin  a'thegither.
I dinnie ken if yae wud notice a
report o' a meetin' held last week
"somewhere in Vancoover." It wis
a Conservative meetin'. Wan o' the
heid yins at the meetin', efter cengrat-
ulatin' the faithful for haudin' sae
weel thegither. said that it had been
a very tryin' time for those in office.
Wi' the government practisin' economy (for the luv o' Mike)
naiturally been less jobs tae
oot. an' he was sorry for those who
therefore had been a wee bitty dis-
Freens. I ask yae plainly, did yae
ever hear o" sic unmitigated gall?
That item appeared in the daily
press in the usual wey. withoot ony
attempt at  concealment.
somethin' rotten somewhere.
Freens. I honestly believe that this
system o' paitronage is responsible (or
a'most a' the ills thai Canndy's suf-
ferin'  frae lhe noo.
Honesty in public life is impossible
sae long as sic a system prevails.
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well-known musical director and
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charge and has arranged for the best
of Vancouver talent, including Mrs.
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Conrad White and Sween Kenneth
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rchestra and thc band of the 72nd
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the Lusitania. who will describe the
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torpedoed by a German submarine,
and the terrible scenes and sufferings
of the passengers.
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Phone:  Sey. 8134 S27 Granville Street
Cor. 30th Avenue and "Main Street
Comfortable Hall for oublic meeting*, dances, etc., to Let
34 32nd Avenue
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
Our Educational System
TO the average citizen of our province our educational
system seems quite satisfactory and even some enthusiastic gover-nmenl supporter will tell you that
.mr schools, and in fact, our whole system is quite equal,
if not far superior, to any other system in Canada and even
in the great Republic to the south. Such fee'hng oi optimism is engendered usually by the feeling of well-being generally when our whole attention is taken up with real estate
speculations which are operating quite favorable 'n us, or
else entertained by those who are fortunate enough, or Hither unfortunate enough,['to belong to the class of parasites
���altogether too numerous for the good of the both* politic
���- who are quite contented tO-derive their nourishment from
government "pap," doled out by our superiors on the Treasury I'cliches.
Now, however, while we are*enduring the crucible
test of adversity, we are more prone lo be more exacting,
and to examine the affairs of our state lo see that all is well
and satisfactory.
The aim of all education is primarily for the improvement of the individual, to make him more intimate with the
true nature of his environment, so that he may enjoy his
life more sincerely1 antl as a secondary consideration, the
aim is to produce a good citizen.
We are all aware of-the fact that the firsl ten or twelve
years of a child's life exerts more influence on his character
than perhaps any or all the remaining decades of his three
score and ten. 'Phis is really the formative period of his
existence. It is also a familiar fact that perhaps during
seven of these twelve years, he spends the better part of his
time in our public schools. Now, are our public schools
proving a success in thus fulfilling the aim of education?
Let us examine the finished product of our public schools.
Is he amply fitted to face the duties required of him as a
unit of society or as a citizen of a state? Perhaps it will he
argued that his education is not complete; he has yet to
complete his high school course. This may be so far some.
But', how many? Prom the statistics of Vancouver School
Board it will be shown that out of a total enrollment of 13,-
300, only 1500, or about 12 per cent., entered high school,
leaving 88 per cent, who completed their school education
in the public school.
Now, what about the 88 per cent., or 11,800 boys and
girls who leave our public schools to take their place in the
world? Are they fully prepared to even make a good citizen, entirely ignoring the higher aim, that of an efficient
social unit?
We have been informed that judged on this standard,
our schools are a dismal failure; Our forefathers,, who are
hastily judged by us as an ignorant, illiterate class, made no
pretence to an education beyond the "Three R's," but they
knew those thoroughly. We, who pride ourselves on our
great educational system, would even now find ourselves
very inferior to our contemned progenitors in these simple
The trouble with our boasted system is that it is very
pretentious; it makes a big spread of a very extensive curriculum, but in reality it is a signal farce, ft makes a great
splurge lo cover a large field of knowledge; and touches on
many branches, hut makes a success of none. If we were
lo examine the finished product of our public schoojs, a boy
who has passed the entrance examination, we would find a
boy who knew little about a wide range of subjects, but who
was. lotallv unable to turn this into immediate account.
Even in the "Three R's" he is deficient. Mis writing is, as
a usual thing, scarcely legible; his reading is far from satisfactory, and his arithmetic is entirely hopeless. And why?
After some study on the subject we are convinced the fault
docs not lie with our public school teachers, for our belief
j$ that, taken as a \yholt\ we have in our schools teachers
who are just as earnest, just a.s; energetic, and equally as enthusiastic as those .of the..,Q,tl,i(fr Canadian provinces which
far surpass us in their educational progress.
We think we have folmdlthe true cause of this failure
in our system in the folly of. Upholding a written examination lest as the be all'and the end all of all education. In
retaining this obselete standard, we show ourselves to be
at least twenty years behind every other Canadian province, with the exception of Quebec,; and the Maritime Provinces in educational progress. "The Great West".is usually synonymous with progress, but the educational system of Hritish Columbia is a notorious .exception to this
rule. ��� ' ��������� -���"���-'-���������" - - '������'������
The system of accepting the number of successful candidates at a test examination as a standard of a teacher's
proficiency has been discarded by cve'i'V progressive Department of Education a score of years ago. Now, what is
the result of this policy? Most teachers knowing that their
daily bread depends on the percentage of successful pupils
in their class, work accordingly. Writing, subject not.mark-
ed carefully, is entirely neglected. It is safe to say thai 90
per cent, of all our public schools practically negleo) wrii
ing as a subject which needs careful training. Hence the
majority of our boss and girls leaving public school can
scarcely write a legible hand. Readin" is a parallel case.
Wiih arithmetic the case is even worse. In ad ol being
a mental discipline, training the intellect id accuracy 6)
reasoning, il is now used to memorize solutions with a view
to passing the necessary examination, ilms stultifying the
whole mental energy of the child, lie is now more a ma
chine for turning oul results rather than a thinking, reas
Oning human being. Also the fact thai grammar appears
on the same paper with composition, leads that subject
which also furnishes good mental discipline, to be neglected. History and geography are also shamefully neglected.
Ask any product of our public schools a question on any
well-known event in either British or Canadian history.
and list the results, The same may be said of geography.
The modern entrance graduate is woefully ignorant of Uncommon geographical fads of Europe and even of America
Now examine these Statements at your leisure and test
their accuracy, and ask yourselves if our present educational system is a success, tf you arrive at the conclusion
that it is not, then it is your duty as a citizen of our fair
province to exercise your influence as a responsible man.
and also your power with the ballot to the end thai we may
speedily remedy this state of affairs; that we may see to it
that our present officials rapidly improve their system, or
that Ihey will be replaced by oilier officials whose motio
will be progress rather than stagnation.
Over one hundred members of the
office stuff of the B.C.E.R. attended
the third animal banquet of the Social
Club, which was held in the Abbots-
ford Hotel last Saturday evening, and
without any short circuiting of the
sumptuous menu prepared, thoroughly enjoyed  themselves.
The toast to the King was fittingly
proposed by Mr. W. (',. Murriu. the
general superintendent. "Canada"
was proposed by Mr. V. l.ausen. with
humorous references t.. the Scotch
and Irish in the Dominion, and responded to by Mr. !���'. R. Glover, Mr,
H. W. Dyson proposed the B. C. Electric, Mr. (',. Porton responding. Mr.
Kidd. the general managir, proposed
the Social Club, complimenting the
executive on the highly satisfactory
standing of the club. Briefly reviewing general conditions of the company
he stated that lie believed that after
the war, as a result of new emigration arising from a fuller realization
of the great resources of the country.
prosperous times would return, lie
urged every member to continue to
battle heroically over the present depression and hope for the early return of that day.
Mr. VV. 0. Murrin responding, philosophically informed the gathering
that there was real and'true pleasure
to be found in hard work. The more
you got of it the more you wanted. To
which a canny Scot at a lower table
remarked that it should not be advertised as prohibition might be enacted
against it.
Mr. R. Lyons and Mr. W. II. Fraser
ably proposed the toasl lo "Our Men
nl the l'i not." Il was p'oi'nle'd Olfl
by Mr. Lyauis lhal M4 of lhe Company's employees had joined lhe col-
A special toast to Mr. Iv. R, Clover.
:he assistant general manager, who is
aboul lo leave for the scene of war.
was proposed by Mr. Kidd, and fcclr
ingly responded lo Mr. Clover. During the evening sOngs were, rendered
by Mr. J. Jenkinson.' Mr. M. !���! Wear)
and Mr. .1. Iv I'aeey. Mr. IO. I'. Has-
"..ni acted as accompanist. The evening broke up with ihe ��� singing; oi
Auld Lang Syne and Cod Save lhe
Is ing.
Thc first important step iu making
a home beautiful is [he selection of
proper  pictures' fu'r''different   hVnns.
The formal parlor has gradually di>
appeared from the average American
home, leaving in its place lhe more
companionable living room, where the
family congregate and receive friends.
Pictures chosen fjir it should, therefore, be of general interest. Kaiuily
portraits anil photographs of friends
are decidedly out of place. i
The casual caller should not be rc-
qtlired to sit and gaze at intimate pictures; personal pictures have a more
fitting place in lhe privacy of bedrooms. Reproductions of good paintings or the original paintings themselves are always iu good taste for
the  living  room.
Selections for ihe, dicing room will
readily suggest themselves: I'ictnres
of good cheer, i'fi .convivial' gatherings, of animals, and .huntit-g. scenes
are  suitable.
Corner Twenty-Sixth Avenue
and Main Street
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Eigliteent|vAyenue and
Main Street
SOUTH HILL PALACE Three Blocks south 0\
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Complete Change Monday. Tuesds
Friday and Saturday
filllllilNiillH THURSDAY,   DECEMUES  9.   I'M?
You Can Save Money
At Wallace's��� ���>
li  once you  gel   Into  the  habll   al   .-I ping   here  regulai ill
save a lot of m ly on > r Rrocert.    every month.   I do a Im
in thi.- .-inn-,  which  H....-M1;...'.- my  buying  in  very  big <|..... ..- [Jy
paylm*   ipot  ,o,^li   I   receive   bla   dl    ouni     and   tradi    i     m h
enable   mi    I"   a*lvi    you   hese   unusual   price*.     Ilemember,   everytl I
handle  la itood  and  reliable,   I   uo,   you  honest  value  and   !    ounci ...
the pound alwaya.    vt.-.i  the nlore Saturday and Block  up     i  i ...  ���una.-..
My li. tt. Si  Charli i.   ind  Rul
Reg:. Price tercup   Mill*       12      3 for .26
Canned   Peachei    IG       M
No. I  Hard Wheal  Flour Dromldary  Dates, pkg  ,.15 stores
l��-lb   ��ack    $1.... ��l,50 T,���|p.     ,.,,,.,.   t|���,          ]:,       .,���
r,. fi  IC. Rolled < un -   IS .as Cluster   Raisins    :iv       .a
Roman   Meal     SS as Strictly   Ne��   Laid   Sags.,70       JIB
Braid's  Ideal Tea. 3  lhs. *I.ini Pels' Naptha Soap   1" ban   .���-'���        ..-ir.
Braid's   Besl   Coffee    BO in Royal Crown Oatmeal Soap
Wallace's Si lal Coffee  ..35 M �����  cakes    25       SO
Wallace's Special  Tea    35 .-a Sunlight,   G   for    a
New Season Raisins, :i pkffs. .-5 Fowl,   per   tl, -io
X.-vv  Season  Currants   .... .13 Sauer  Krout.  1   lhs. -i.%
Vinegar. 3 large Qt. bottles :a Wlenars,  3  lbs ta
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i.itoi ioiiv  si on i:
I'llOMO:    SKI     7M
Measles and Reeve Fever
\s a    il v   medical   it        I  noti eil itself in        real
that !! te  pal
f measles ...ill dress tip and appear in pub'
I ,
itivcr. com-! lie  with  a  li mbi
plaii t lor   liildrci   am |i I  I fi
l.c    yarned   to   keep   I i hildren
av,a>   from   school  on lhe   firsl   sign
li     >ually  begin
with   headach.     md   nu   i ��� .    al   the'
i i se and eyi - hildren  should
I e kept warn,,  the best  place  for the
children, thct cfore, is bed.
Tl     pal . thumps
the   table,   and   get-   wry   re.!   in   the
face,  otherwise  he  is  quite  harmless
and sh vv s a ready disposition to make
friends   with  all  men.  especially   the
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_. working   men   I  bis siiecial   1.,-
11.,,'t   let   the   children   mix   with !...llitv_    ,, ,s scldom ���,.��� ,|u. patiem
other children,   Keep them away from, hag ,h(. attac|(  n)���ri.  t||:m  ���m.,.   bm|
draughts.    Keep the bowels open antl cascs ,lavc ,���.,.��� known vvh,.r<  ;, has
Hivc ihc... light, nourishing  1. broken ������,  in  tu,, successive  years.
Measles, as a rule, IS a child's com-  T|)cse afe abnorma, ;1,���, ,,t.-,n,. spc.
plaint, and seldom attacks adults. Ija|  treatme���t.
It   i>  very    remarkable,    however,!
Don't Buy
For Coal!
lo i��t  ouisidc  son
��� i        ss than
on.   loi South Weilii
breeding,    ...i- - I   ���
DRY  under wooden roofs.
The Dtinlop "Famous Pictures"
Contest is over and Saskatchewan
las swept the boards, capturing first,
second and  fourth places.
The first five winners were as follows:���
1st���Mary  Hunt, Abernethy.
Sask    $25.00
2nd���E.   Edmundson,   l.ani-
gan, Sask      15.00
,frd���S.     Rivers.     Godcrioh,
Out        5.00
4th���X.    Crowe,     Archydal.
Sask  3.00
5th���II. E.    Brandon,    Midland. Out        2.00
As the contest was confined to children under fifteen years uf age, ibis
is especially a splendid tribute to thc
youngsters of the Province of Saskatchewan.
Some very apt remarks were made
in various contributions and in others
the reasoning takes on a humorous
flavor. For instance, the winner of
the First Prizi���Mary Hunt���in her
Story N'o. 1 said that "the strange
'V tracks look so much like geese
in flight." Tbis comparison lias just
been used in one folder, but said folder was sent to every automobile
owner last year. No words appeared
in connection with the comparison:
it was purely pictorial. So that "the
discovery" speaks well for the observing qualities of the youngster in (pies-
lion. The same little girl from Abernethy in Story Xo. 5 made use of this
phrase:���''Like Canada's brave soldiers you are 'Hritish tn the core.'"
In tiremaking "core" is a technical
Another one of the contestants in
writing Story Xo. 2 declaimed:���
"And very often when the umpire hollers 'safe' they arc not as safe as the
that Reeve Fever on the other hand,
bas never been known to attack children, and is usually only contracted
by males in or about the prime of life.
of twelve notes, Handy Andy lias a
very small body for the size uf his
head, but I guess lie bas got a swelled
head with the praise he has got  for
making good tires." ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Still another winner wrote that "As|wb? is s"-'''ri"�� 'r'"" <�����' s;""-' ���m*
I    travelled   across   the    continent    I   Plain*"-
inspected    the  Dlllllop factories at the       ReeVC  Fever* '"'   RECviti��' ,s ;1 v***r>'
many  cities  and towns."    As  Dtinlop|cl,rious '���"'���'I''-'"'*"    It is always most
prevalent   jusl   before   election   times.
Some of the earliest cases have been
The Mad King of Denmark is one
of the cases which deserve special
mention. He bad a slight attack
ab..ui  the middle of 1014, but  lie ha.',
factories and head offices are located
in Toronto only���branches being in
all the leading cities���the above statement was only fanciful. In Story \'o.
0 a Western Ontario boy says: "The
leadership of the tires is also shown
by the tread of the lire which is seen
around the world, everywhere you
g..." If "Canada" had been substituted for "tlie world" this statement
might have been considered I). K.
The same boy in writing a story
about the two hands unburdened himself of this thought "For twenty-
seven years lie has acted as guarantee   and   never   yet   bad   to   give   him-
It   seldom   or   never   attacks   females. ] a   sudden   relapse,   and   was   invalided
and then only when attached to a made I home.     \  much more severe    attack
developed in 1915 and through the
whole year he has suffered acutely]
It is even thought that it may further
develop without mortification sets in,
which would end in a fatal collapse,
Several notorious men have been called in P. administer restoratives, such
as Ur. David Hobson, Dr. Way. the
Famous Life Insurance Specialist, and
Dr. Simons, author of "How to Figger|
Interest at 5(1 per cent.." and other
notable books on Socialistic Economy.
Several female "nurses" are in attendance.
known to break oul in October, but
it never properly develops until November or December, and i.-, at its
height early in January.
The complaint in its initial stage is
frequently accompanied by a desire
to find fault with "ther men of about
the   same   age   and   disposition.       It
membered that in this democratic
country family prestige or heraldic
devices stand for naught against true
worth, that money is no barrier, merely a feeble handicap, those of ..ur
young men who aspire to public office should hold no fear as to their
success when they have built for
themselves the solid foundation upon
which to stand of honesty and knowledge.
December !2. at 8 o'clock. Madame
Lillian Davies and other local artistes will contribute t" the programme. Collection in aid of Red
Cross Fund and Collingwood Institute.
I Miss Mabel Bishop, a popular South
Vancouver girl, was given a shower
G. G. McGEER. LIBERAL I means  of  industriously    accumulated j the  other night by a  host  of  friends
CANDIDATE FOR RICHMOND|savings, he graduated from the college | who gathered at  tiie  home of  Miss
Sbarman.   Sophia   Street.     There   was
a   miscellaneous   collection    of   gilts.
to   the
.in   1012.
Returning  to  Vancouver,  In-
A short sketch of the career of Mr       Keu,rn,ng to  Vancouver,  lie again I    " "
self up, even though the output of the Geral(]  Gratton   McGeer  may  be  'n-".ntercd the law office of Harris  Bu'l   a"   ' '   whlch   h'vl  bcen   '"'
factory is growing larger and  larger teresting   ,���  MU1.  readcrs,   |���  view  ,,'f L^. am| Reid, ancl se,.ve'd tha:  chair of tbe  guest  of honoi.
year by year; thus Handy Andy is |]js bei���g t,H. standarc, bearer of ,he : fi,.n] nmj| passing t|,c examination foi !�� the m,mber '" ""rty S:" '"'"" '
the best man in the lactones. Of jjberal party to contest the riding oi (lu. Rrjtjsi, Columbia Bar in igi?,, | dinner and Miss Bishop had the novi
course. Handy Andy is just a figura- Richmond   in   the   approaching   pro-|when he entered into practice for hini-1experielKe "' ""wrapping a score i
live   character   worked  ..ut   from   the|vj|)cjaj  Election.   Jerry, as he is pop-
two bands trade mark. lularly   known,   was   ushered   into   the
Another Saskatchewan idea relative
to Story Xo. 4 was. ''People with your
tires on Iheir auto arrive jusl as soon
as the train does."
world midst the icy blasis of the I'rai-
silt.     Ile   is   now   a   member   of   th'.
firm of Russel. Macdonald and  Han-
rie  City of  Winnipeg on  the 6th  of|Geer
cox, Russel. Mowat, Wismer and Mc
parcels before taking her place at the
table. The evening was spent iu music and song.
In February last, al one of the most j RED CROSS CONCERT, SUNDAY
notable   conventions  ever   held  in   the | ^^^1
January. 1888, and as a consequence
will, within tlie next month, bc twenty-eight years of age. His father,
the late Mr. James McGeer, was born
ji���    Kildare   County     Ireland,   arl   in ^^^ 	
|1883 emigrated to Canada, 'f ��f   ''  half of the Municipalitt of South Van-1 mh'Avenue and Main Street   Sunday
Manitoba. '
province, he was unanimously
'as   the   Liberal   candi late   '...   .
sq..   will   givi
 j"Loui!..il    am
Helgnmi.*! at   the   Fairmont   Theatre
.,.,. i     I.   Francis   Bursill,
Itesl ' a   lantern   lecture   ..
little girl is in  fronl  of this  car J 	
A  youngster  in  writing on   Picture Inethy has appeared only once in pttb-
jjo, 4 tbe tire and train standing to-1lie since his return���at a recital, given
getlier with the lake in. the back- by the Hotel Vancouver, and Ile
ground���concludes:���"The. tire lias charmed three hundred and- fifty citi-
come through the water and up liu. zens of Vancouver who appreciate
slippery bank." In Story X... 5 this i high class singing. Mr. Abernethy is
same   prize   winner   reaches   the   ver-j receiving   students   at   his   studio   on
One.,f the leading baritones in Can-j fanning  near     Winnipeg. com er, the whole of the Mtinicip v
ada is Mr. Emerson Abernethy. whose  Five   year,   later   he   moved   fill the  I ��� ^
'west to Vancouver, and entered upon; ���
.   . ,���  ���.,,   and  Sea   Islands.    Mr.  McGeer i. an
dairy farming m what is now   known.
. .     ,. . c     ,,   ,���   ,.  ,,   'Anglican   in   religion,   a   prohibition]!*!
as the municipality ol South Vancou-1 ,    . <-���
on principle, and an anient uph I ;er
xc'' ,  of labor rights.    As a ptiVic speaker
At Ihe age of twelve Jerry earned I    d ^^ ^ ^^ ^ ^ ^^    .
his first penny.    His father placed him 1^    |ljs  n,l,nr:L,  ,,m.n,.,.  of ��.,,�� :|,
i��� charge of a milk van and For two L^   -^   .^   dcve,Qpc(1  (,.   iljs  ,,���.
years  daily  delivered  the   wholesome   ^        jn   |).i]h,msic,   Co|u,i,;,   ,,K,  ,���.
diet to  the  good  folk  ol   \ ancouv������-
Mr. Jack E. Nixon, hardware man
. f N'anton, Alberta, bas come to the
coast to visit f'.r a short time at the
home of his parents in South Vancouver. Mr. Nix. n tells of one quarter section -icar Nanton which yielded 65 bushels of wheat to the acre
this season. His store handed some
f ur carl- ads i f binder twine and was
only one of three large Btores in
Nam..n handling hardware. Farmers
::: the vicinity are hustling to keep up
���villi work i n land which yielded this
summer the biggest crop in the history of the .'/strict.
Rev. Mr. Cri.iu* will conduct ihc
usual servicer on Sunday first, morning and evening.
The :...!. -' Aid are pri .v iding an
entertainment on December 16, the
title   of   which   i:      "The     Minister's
studio is mi Granville Street. Mr. Abernethy is one of many Canadians
from thc west who during the past
few years have achieved fame in art
circles. Mr. Abernethy was born in
Ontario of a musical family. His
years in Europe have developed wonderfully his  native talent.    Mr.  Aber-
di'c't,   "Il   only   takes   two   hands   to
make  the  tire."     Here, of course,  we
Granville,   near   Georgia   Street"   and
will give the ambitious young singers
get a sort of play on the bicycle! of Vancouver the advantage of his
phrase, "These are the only tools: many years under thc leading masters
you'll  need."    Later on  a  contestant of Italy. France and England.
Many proud mothers boast today of the results they have
achieved for their babies with TURNER'S MILK.
It's So Pure and So Nourishing
A story is told of how thc young lad
unwilling to be outdone by his fellow vendors, beat secret short cuts
through the wooded area of the district through which be would lea 1
his horse, that he might be tbe first
..ij the scene of business in the mornings, It is also told, on one morning
his van broke down when all but one
lorn- customer had been served. Ami
several milkmen offered to finish his
calls, but tbe boy sizing up a new and
impi sing outfit of his would-be friend.
declined ihe offer, and carried i pint
of milk one and a half miles rather
than lake chances of being supplanted   bv    a   more   prosperous - looking
At the age of fifteen, contrarj to the
wishes of his parents, win. belie, ci
that farm life was most suitable to
.their robust s.m. young McGeer apprenticed himself to the iron moulding trade, filially becoming a journeyman moulder, lie became active iu
labor circles where his abilities were
early recognized by his fellow workmen, who upon several occasions elected him as their delegate to the
Trades and Labor Congress of Canada. Having mastered the iron moulding trade. Ins natural ambiition to
forge ahead again asserted itself and
made him restive, until one day he
startled his people by announcing his
intention of giving up his lucrative
trade tn enter upon the study of law.
His parents earnestly implored him
not to engage himself on a task that
he would not be able to finish. They
could not, they pointed out. finance
his course through college, and his
effort to put himself through would
only mean valuable time and possible
opportunity lost. Thc son listened
with attention, but simply answered:
"Well, if I fail. I have my trade ticket
in my pocket,"
A lew days later found him a junior
clerk in a legal office in Vancouver
at a meagre salary. Soon, as a result
of determined application to study, he
successfully passed the entrance examinations to the law school of Dal
housic  College.   Xova    Scotia,
stilution from which such .tatesn "
as the 11..n. J.-seph Ho" e --nee ) n
mier of Nova Scotia, the late 11 .'.
Sir Charles Tupper, the ho- Hon. V
R. Dickie, and '.!'.- Ilight Hon. Sir
Robert 1,. Borden, the prcs'mi p'-ctmer
of the Dominion have "fiadiiated.
An object lesson might well indrawn for ..ur young men from thc career of Mr. McGeer. It vividly shows
jlhal no matter how humble or unpromising circumstance.-, surroundm*:
a voung man may be. ambition, if .il
tended bj dogged determination, musl
ultimately   triumph.     When   it   is   re
Eating  between  Meals  is  perfectly  Natural  for
Healthy, Active Children
���Give Them Good, Energv-Restoring FOOD!'
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The Saturday Chinook SIX
THURSDAY.   DECEMBER  9,   191 =
The Very Coat You
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A Cougar Hunt at Lillooet
is   the   lame
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Shooting game from a safe distance is ..ue thing, but "bearding the
lion in his den," or treeing your prey
and then loving with him on the end
of a hempen rope is quite another.
Hut such  is l.illooet's latest lead.
Dn October 28th a parte of four,
led by L. Taylor, big game hunter, of
Portsmouth, Ohio, U.S.A.,, and consisting of Henry Schwartz. Joe Russell, ami Tommy Schwartz, started
from the Victoria Hotel. Lillooet,
with the object of obtaining specimens ..f several of the wild animals
for which this country has been noted for generations.
"Your   Money's       The   party   was   accompanied     bv
dog. I hey made lor the Red Mountain and  lllne Mountain district.
Provisioned l'..-' a month or more,
they started with the intention of losing no lime iu the endeavor lo bag
specimens of Al grade, such as are
a credit to sportsmen of the true nature-loving  type.
Indiscriminate killing was no object
ol the parly, and in this respect the
expedition stood out in  pleasing c.yi
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football player, the ball in this case
being  the  cougar's  bead.
During a momentary lull iu the
game. Joe mildly suggested lo tbe
spectators below, that it would not
be altogether out of place lo fire a
-In.I  "with intent" at the cougar.
The suggestion was promptly act-
id upon lis the hunter below and a
shot, aimed at tlie cougar's pimple,
missed, hitting the tree and sending
splinters into bis face. Tbe cougar,
appreciating thc fact that this little
attention was meant for him personally, hurled himself from tlie tree
and. falling lo the ground ill his endeavor to reach his firsl tree, was
pursued by the Airedales for about
seventy-five yeards, treed again, and
finally shot by Taylor, the dogs taking charge and looking after Ihe "last
We understand that Joe has since
tome do win, amf has changed his
soiled  garments.
This was the first cougar ever
roped in thc Province of li. C. He
measured 9 feet from tip to tip and
weighed 20(1 pounds.
Altogether one of our finest specimens and Joe assures his friends that
he fully appreciates this fact, having
had unequalled opportunities of cor-
 !    I,,- l"oborafing  these  statements    during
ghterillg excursions  which  one  hears I1"3 lntervjew "ilh t1"-' anima-'
,,t' .,|   tjmea Wolverine and  Lynx  were also ta-
On   November   5th   some   first   rate!1'**"   I'-V ���"*"*"-**���   PhotOgra"phcd,     ami
killed, the wolverine giving the dogs
A native Indian writer, a Mr. Mira,
iu a letter to an English newspaper,
tells of the kind of delicacies that the
Hritish Indian troops at the front particularly enjoy. The principal things
are ghee, areca nut, betel and Indian
To English readers, says the "Manchester Guardian," ghee will be the
most mysterious of these commodities. It is a kind of clarified butler,
made from curdled milk���iu India
usually from buffalo milk. The curdled milk is churned into butter; then
the butter stands for a few days until
it begins to turn rancid. Then it is
boiled, and seasoned with dhye���whatever that is���salt or thc leaf of thc
betel, which is a kind of pepper plain.
Indians like it. but Europeans seldom
do, because il is so "ripe" that it is
virtually rancid.
As most people know, the Hindu
uses thc areca nut as a kind of chewing gum. They chew it with betel
leaf and a little shell lime. Thc nut
is astringent and bitter, but it does
not seem to have any particular effect
on thc user. Thc betel leaf adds a
peppery flavor to the combination,
John T.  Smith
Jlrrfirrtrjltmt Unai-iiut
I'hoiie Fraser 33
specimens of ranis were secured, anil
later in lhe vicinity of China Head
Mountain and I..me Cabin Creek
mule deer were bagged. In lite Churn
Creek district Lynx. Wolverine and
Coyotes were added to thc collection.
The parly came across a bunch of
five coyotes, enjoying a meal off a
spring lamb, and two of these fell
to  lhe   gun   of   1..  Taylor.
Early  one  morning   the   tracks  of
a long run.
This entirely new method of hunting, and possible first attempt in I'..
C. al taking wild animals alive by
rope opens up a fresh era for the
tourist to these parts.
Mr. Taylor, who is collecting these
specimens in conjunction with five
..f his co-directors of the University
of his home town is doing so with the
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Here is a story which ex-President
Roosevelt told at a dinner recently.
"A fellow called Smith," he said, "had
a narrow escape from being killed by
a lion in Nairobi. 'When '.he bon
closed its jaws on you.' asked a friend
in an awe-struck tone, 'did you give
yourself up for lost?' 'fill, no,' answered Smith, calmly. 'You see.
when I'm at home I sleep in a Folding-
bed,' "
* * *
Sandy MacGregor lived���well, not
one hundred miles from Aberdeen. He
recently visited. London, and. on starting his homeward journey, found he
had lost his pocket-book containing!
over fifty pounds.
S.. he telegraphed to the London
station, staling his loss, and asking
that it should be kept lill his next
journey south, a month later.
In due course, he turned up, and the
pocket-book  was handed over to him.
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party at once prepared for a two
days' trip, taking all necessary equipment and three Airedales.
This fellow, who was evidently of
good dimensions, was tracked all day
lill laic in the evening, and the party
camped on his trail, picking up his
track early tlie following morning
and passing through very rough
At al..ml 3 p.m.. the hunlers came
across a two year stag, evidently
killed by the big fellow ihey were
after. The cougar bad had a good
meal, and covered up lhe balance for
future use. At ihis point Ihe dogs
were released, and at once followed
hot on the scent of the cougar's (rail,
catching up to him iu about 350 yards
and  treeing him.
Lasso ropes having been prepared,
Joe climbed with one of these to a
convenient branch on a tree adjoining the one in which the cougar was
sheltering, and. having taken some
snapshots of friend cougar, who was
ah.ut a dozen feet from the camera,
Henry nnd Joe proceeded to cast ropes
and succeeded in securing a foot and
the neck and tightening them upon
him in the air ..ver a tree limb, from
which he could he lowered to the
ground where those below could fix
Ills  feel.
Hut like 'naiiy "schemes of mice and
men," the plan was upset by lhe decision ��� ���! the cougar at this point
I., lake   i  scri' n- pail  iu Ihe game.
Slung .ff hi.- perch, and hanging
iu mi.' air with prospects not jo i
plcasin M r. C mgar made a v icihtts
snap ,.i the rope, and came crashing
dowi t .���.���aid- ihe lower branches,
��� ��� which he sprang .M to tin- tree
which hei 1 Joe. the attitude ol the
��� ' (to saj ilie least i was nol
i  - .     .      irds this    i
It, V.      , .,!��� ;' :.   .;,-
visit   Joe at th.   tn     top,
v i-ii  J. red  with  mon
ni: a - - '���' i   11 it       11 il
| take   with   him   to   t
, bin a clear consch n :
idea of making use of them in educa-  Thc finder, a young porter, stood by
ti<mal work and has also obtained,
while on this trip, sheep, deer, and
several kinds of birds, including
lu his Cassiar trip he obtained specimens of moose, sheep, cariboo, hear
and  fox.
Mr, Taylor contemplates a trip in
the early spring for grizzly and black
hear, hopes to come to Lillooet for
the purpose. He will work under
similar conditions taking four or five
men   with   him.
lie expects also to be accompanied
by a moving picture outfit; using also
two blood hounds, which are now doing duty in  the Southern Slates.
Hut Ihc Lillooet Trip, let us repeat, furnished all "Record Specimens."
Henry Schwartz according to Mr.
Taylor, proved once more his ability
as a successful guide for hunters and
gave the greatest satisfaction during
Ihe trip.
A patriotic service will be held next
Sunday evening at the Ruth Morton
Memorial Church, corner of 27th and
Prince Ubert Street. The Honor
Roll, containing lhe names of the
members ..f the church and congregation who are fighting at the front
and in training will be unveiled. Thc
pastor.   Rev,  J.  Willard   Litch,   will
expectantly while Sandy carefully
counted Ids money.
Then the Scot gazed long and
searchingly at the clerk iu the inquiry
"What's the trouble?" asked the
latter anxiously.    "Isn't it right!'"
"Ay, it's richt enough," replied
Sandy   sternly.       "Hit   whaur's     the
month's  interest?"'
* * *
Business   was   very   brisk,   so     the
firm   appointed   1'atrick   foreman,   aj
position of which be was very proud.
He was always fussing round, ordering Ihis and altering that. One
morning his gang of men stopped
work because they heard the well-
known voice of their new foreman
shouting loudly.
Down below on the ground stood
Tat, yelling lustily, and waving his
arms wildly.
"Oi say, you. up there!" he shouted.
"You know'that ladder at tbe end of
the scaffolding? Well', don't any av
yez thry to come down, because Oi'vc
taken it away."
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A well-dressed couple, evidently
from the country, the man 61) and the
.man 40, appeared before Municipal
fudge Hart af "Battle Creek. Mich..
and asked il" he would marry them for
-hrce  and  one-half  bushels  of  pota
toes, as they had more "spuds" than
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Ilturcs of his would-be slayer,   As Joe
(watched this nine foot cat springing
11from   limb   to   limb   and   making,  his
I i way upwards towards him. he said a
few   things  and   thought  a   few   mon-
things*  which  he bas strictly forbidden us to publish���and we refrain.
Up came cougar in tearing rage
and with one mighty swipe, which was
intended to be tbe end of "poor old
Joe," he ripped pants, sock, and shoe
from the right leg of the object of
his vengeance, this performance, carried out with a paw about the size of
a baseball mitt, was comparatively
mild, on account of the fact that Joe,
while realizing that his right leg
would be duly appreciated as a dainty
morsel, had other uses for it and by
a sharp turn had evaded the blow, so
far as to confine tbe damage to his
Then   matters   livened   up   and   thc
fun became fast and furious.
Joe developed marvellous skill as a
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with   the  best.
I.each and Holland are exponents
of the latest International dances with
thc latest costumes and styles.
"Elirtology." a clever skit by Jarvis
and Harrison, brings many a deep
chuckle out of the audience.
Harry La Eoy is a comedy juggler
with a great variety of tricks that for
dexterity���well, he makes a hard one
look easy and then makes you laugh.
"The Girl of the West," a comedy
playlet presented by Al Litinger &
Co., is a scream, and occasions many
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Melody and harmony that is very
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