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426     HOMER     STREET
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Vol. V, No. 36���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
Brewster's Square Deal To The Country
"T'N the selection of the men for the compensation board,
Premier Brewster has shown that as an executive head,
be is on the way to the accomplishment  of many of the
great things expected of him.
f General satisfaction is expressed over the appointment
of Mr. Winn, as chairman of the board. Mr. Winn comes
from the great industrial centre of the Kootenays, knows
conditions in the interior of the country as few men know
them, is familiar particularly with the labor situation
throughout Britisli Columbia and in addition has a legal
training which should make him so much the more valuable
as a servant of the people of this Province. He has the reputation in his own country of being a "square-shooter."
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fl In Mr. Hugh B. Gilmour, the Premier has found a man
who knows more about British Columbia than the most of
us. He has been here thirty years and has raised a splendid
family in this city and has taken a big Scotch hand in the
upbuilding of the country.
fl Once upon a time when Hugh Gilmour was master mechanic for the Canadian Pacific Railway, there was a strike
oh. One of the big pots of the railway at that time came
to Gilmour and Said, "Hugh, it's up to you to take number
two out. We are absolutely up against it."
fl Gilmour has a reputation from here to the Great Lakes
for being faithful to union labor. He turned to the Canadian Pacific official and history records that he said: "After
you, sir, the general superintendent, the G. P. A., and every
other man up in those offices competent to do so, hauls a
.rain out of here, Hugh Gilmour will haul one out. but not
a dam minute before that time."
fl After the strike was over the company took notice of
Oilmour's obstinacy by raising his pay and promoting him.
, fl Hugh B. Gilmour's name is known all over the railroad
world.- There isn't an engineer or conductor on the C. P.
R.. the G. T. P., the Canadian 'Northern, or the Great Northern who doesn't know about Hugh B. Gilmour and who
wouldn't fight for Gilmour if anyone said aught against
the man. ���;-!::; \
fl Mr. Gilmour was born down in Ontario, is a member of
the famous Gilmour clan from the Ottawa Valley, lias pioneered his way through the west. In years past he has taken
ail active part in politics in Vancouver, He has been a supporter and friend of Joseph Martin, K.Cy sat under Martin
.in the local legislature in 1900. Once when in a contest, an
opposition candidate told Mr. Gilmour that he was a liar.
Mr. Gilmour hauled off and knocked the saucy fellow right
off the stage.
���fl Mr. Gilmour is a typical western Canadian, red blooded,
Avarnvhearted and honest.
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fl Now for Parker Williams.
fl In the selection of the third member of the board of commissioners, Mr. Brewster has shown generosity and width
of vision.   When the history of this Province is written the
��� name of the little Welshman from Ladysmith will not have
a lowly place.
fl For many years before there was any successful organization of the liberal forces, in the days when the subdivision
-was the thing, and McBride was the high cockalorum of the
countryj worshipped by many men of many parties, the lit-
* tleman Parker Williams, Socialist, upheld the interests of
this Province single-handed in the Provincial legislature.
' He received assistance from Jack Place, perhaps, and from
H. C. Brewster and John Oliver, who advised the little
champion of the people from the corridors, but there was
no brass band there to cheer Parker Williams on when in
the late watches of the night he held his ground while the
government, dividing itself into four shifts, morning, af-
- ternoon, night and graveyard, tried so hard to play the lit-
. lie man out.
fl In those sessions of 1911 and 1912 Parker Williams withstood the bribes and the bludgeons of the interests who
sought to corrupt the country, and who had accomplished
the complete purchase of the government party. He left
the House after each session to go to his little pre-emption
up near Ladysmith, there to blow oul stumps and till the
*i In the old days before the complete wiping out of the
Libera! party with lhe defeat of Brewster in Alberni, tin-
present premier and Parker Williams were desk mates in
the House. In those times/the Welshman was unable to
write very plainly and though he "could spell all the words
he could use," yet, generally speaking, he was short on
English grammar.
fl An incident is related where Parker Williams, in preparing a speech, came to a word which he could not pronounce,
fl "Brewster," said he, "here is one I know the meaning of
but I'm blowed if I can say it."
1} Brewster, from high-browed New Brunswick; pronounced the word by syllables for Mr. Williams and repeated it
until hi.s fellow parliamentarian had firmly grasped the
word, its pronounciation and meaning, and the speech was
fl A trifle plain in matters of dress, language, religion, business and politics, there is no more sincere man than Mr.
Williams anywhere in Canada. Many believe that he is
one of the men above suspicion and non-purchabale.
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I It need not be pointed out by this journal that upon the
new board will rest tremendous responsibilities. There is
always the fear that politics may become entangled in the
operation of such a board; the fear that favoritism may develop. As the years roll on the responsibilities of the board
increase. It is. well then that for this important body the
premier was able to secure such highly honorable and competent men.
Harold Nelson Shaw's Latest Success]
TTN the production at the Vancouver Opera  House  of
"lolanthe," the Gilbert aud Sullivan musical comedy,
fry a Company of the young people of Vancouver, Mr. H.
X. Shaw has scored another success.
fl Mr. Shaw's work in carrying on the training of voting,,, ,,,
ion is worthy of the: ,1
Dodges pulled back in dividends $5,000,000 from their
$10,000 investment; that Ford got $25,000,000 out of it.
fl It seems that Ford is going ahead with great blast furnaces on the River Rouge, near Detroit, and is otherwise
extending and developing his plant. Dodges want him restrained from this; they want dividends and not interests
in further factories.
fl Upon this a campaign of villificatiun of Henry Ford has
been waged by the Dodges and others. They are taking
columns in the advertising columns of the Detroit papers
to print that part of the evidence of Ford which might be
used to hurt him.
fl They claim that Ford is "philanthropizing on other people's money."
fl It seenis from this distance that it is simply  a   case   of
where the Dodge people are a bit jealous of Ford; he has.
made $25,000,000 and they have only made $5,000,000 in
'; Ford put up the brains, the energy, the plans and specifications, the imagination; Dodges put up a measly $10,000.
* The Ford philosophy of business is contained in the following quotation from his evidence before the courts;
Q.    What is the Ford Motor Company organized
for if not for profits?
A.    Organized lo do as much good as we    can
everywhere for everybody concerned.
fl Ford went on to say that "everytime you reduce the price
of the car you increase the possible number of purchasers.
On the $440 basis we had 500,000 buyers last year; on the
$360 basis we can increase the sales to 800.000 cars."
fl Ford said further "that we shouldn't make such awful
profits on our cars, a reasonable profit is right. It has been
my policy to force the price of the car down as fast as production would permit."
fl The law vers for Dodge Brothers went on to cross-question Henry on some of his. projects.   "Are you undertaking," they asked, "to spend $3,000,000 trving out a system
lhal has never been tried before?"
fl "Yes," said 1 lank. "I am."
tf "Whv?"
men and women in the arts of expre
support of Vancouver. Such work may some day receive
aid and encouragement from the government: in the meantime, Mr. Shaw, so far as Western Canada is concerned, is
a pioneer in this field of useful and healthful leaching.
]���. -Many good critics who saw "lolanthe" presented last
week sa}* that a road show just out of Xew York could not
have presented the opera more smoothly or with greater
dash and spirit, "lolanthe" is being presented again Saturday night, with Mr. Shaw playing the chancellor.
said Mr. Ford,
_t paralyzed.   "Foi fun,'
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Is It Alderman Gale For 1918 ?
/"TlTlZEXS of Ward Six are to be congratulated upon
tlie fact that they have a further lease bi the services
of R. H. Gale at City Hall.
fl Alderman Gale has won for himself during the past two
years a high standing in the public life of the city, and his
return unopposed for 1917 was not a surprise to those who
have kept in touch with Alderman Gale's splendid record.
fl Alderman Gale is a clean young man. a splendid speaker,
and a hard hitler in debate, is broad-minded and progressive. He possesses a sense of humor which helps along at
City Hall. More men of his ilk are needed in the civic life
of Vancouver.
fl.And apart from all this, it is said that 1918 will find the
gentleman of Ward Six a strong competitor for the mayoralty. v-'^'.jMri^
\t this the lawyers were almo
they said: "would you do such a thing for fun?" they asked.
fl "Look here." replied Ford; "that's all there is in business: putting things over that no one has ever tackled in
Lhe world before. That is fun, real fun and all that 1 am in
business for."
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Henry Ford Is a Great Man
*TTN the State of Michigan, Dodge Brothers, makers of
the little known Dodge automobile, are suing Henry
Ford. They had Henry in court some time ago, and in the
evidence it was brought out that Dodge's financed Henry
Ford years ago when they put up $10,000 to help him produce the famous novelty known as the   Ford   car;   that
' MR. G. ROY LONG, who is running for the School
Board; has among other distinctions, the following; degree
of doctor of laws. Harvard; horn P, E. [.; wide experience
as a school teacher; young man still, with a record for sterling worth.
��, THE ONLY NEWSPAPER proprietors in llritish Columbia who are wintering in California are Walter Xichol
and Col. bowery,
T BEING A BELGIAN he doesn't need to believe in hell;
lor he has known German culture.���"Black and White."
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fl ALFRED E. BROWN is running in Ward 4 for the seat
vacated by Dr. Mcintosh, M.L.A. Tf I had a vote in that
ward it would go to Brown, who is a good common-sense
business man.
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fl FELLOW PRINTERS: NATL the candidates who are
handing out cards left over from 1916.
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fl TRAIL HAS DONE her part in supplying British Columbia with public men. Of recent prominence are; Chief
Justice J. A. MacDonald, in his day leader of the Liberal
party; Mr. Winn, the new chairman of the compensation
board; and Mr. David Whiteside, Member of the Legislative Assembly for New Westminster. These three gentlemen, bv the wav, were all partners in the law husiness at
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Plight of a Misguided Canadian and a Conversation With     A
a Real Englishman, Transcribed by                        Kj
Britton B. Cooke                                         \M
My dear good man���since you ask
me���yes; I am an Imperialist. Since
you really cannol restrain your somewhat vulgar curiosity I assure you at
once I am an Englishman first; I am
jx Canadian second.. I am Imperial!
And I am the only true kind of Imperialist. Thosi who are not with
me���are against mel There is only
one Imperialism, It is the kind 1
believe in.
Eh, what?   Where was I born?
I was horn in a beastly little hole
tip near London���Loudon, Ontario,
You know the place? Of course by
birth I'm a Canadian, but il was really
accidental, you understand. You see,
my people came to Canada a generation or two beforehand. . . . Oil, no!
They weren't immigrants. Quite not!
1 think, as a matter of fact, they came
over on account of my���er���my great-
grandmother's health, They took up
a bit of land near Loudon, as 1 said
before, and my great-grandfather
farmed it���but purely for his health,
you Understand. Yes, he liked messing about with ploughs and things.
So, you see, I'm not really Canadian. 1 even learned when I was in
England, to overcome my Canadian
accent. At least, I hope I have. Aty
great-great-grandfather was closely
related to the Duke of Buckingdon,
At all events, my grandfather used to
mumble something to that effect���
when he got old. They say I look
quite like the famous Duke, . . . Aha!
Flattery, of course. He was a bit of
a dog, the old Duke. Yes . . . that
is the crest on my ring. I had it looked up by thc. jewellers. Awfully obliging chaps, jewellers. ... So, ol
course, I've made it quite clear, haven't I���I'm not really a Canadian.
Do I make my living here?
Why, of course���my father made a
fairly decent h'ltlc fortune out- West,
in real estate, and then there was a
kit left us by grandfather, a trifle he
made out of farming (only for his
health, of course) about the time of
the Crimean War,. Yet what's my
living gut to do with my being a
Canadian? My money may lie Canadian, but I tell you���I am an Englishman. As 1 told you, it was only an
accident that I was born in litis
country. I love���England! Canada?
Oh���y'know ��� very crude! ' Very
crude! Between ourselves . . . man
t' man ... I was never so bored as
that first summer after-1 got back
from Oxford. It was really rather
dreadful just mucking around . . .
with Canadians. Y'know, even one's
���wn people get to bc���er���a bit crude.
My father always called himself a
Canadian, but then���he hadn't been
to Oxford! I never noticed our
crudities till 1 got back from Oxford.
. . . Knew such a lot of decent people there, Awf'ly good sorts.
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What am I doing now? . , . The
university, of course. Lecturing on
economics. . . . One has to do it.
Keeps one from thinking about the
war too much. You see, I couldn't
go myself on account of my eyesight. Anyhow, I'm not a soldiering
sort. I'm a bit bookish, I never
could abide mucking about with a lot
of sweaty men. Hut it would be glorious to die for one's country. Ah!
What is it the poet says: "England,
my England ''   How I wish I were
Oh, of course, I forget . . . Canadians
seem to find so little time for the
delicate and exquisite side of life!
Take for example "The Maple Leaf"
and "O Canada!" Frightfully bad lyrics.   Jolly rotten. I call them.
But we were talking about Imperialism. It is really the only decent
doctrine to subscribe to. All the
good people are in it in England, y'know. All the people really worth
"Monied people chiefly?"
Well, I suppose it is true that they
are mostly persons of means. But
then, of course, it is only that kind
of person and educated persons who
can appreciate the real meaning of
Empire. My dear fellow���do you realize what Empire is! Empire! Empire. ... Or will you never have a
larger vision than a vision of Canada! . . . Horribilu dicttt! ... I assure
you it is Canada's glorious duty to
take her share of the burden of the
backward races! To tackle the problems of India! And our position in
Persia!    And Egypt.
Eh, what? Local Canadian problems! Oh, yes, I suppose there are
such things, though one loathes .the
thought. Dirty game, Canadian politics! Poor lot of men in 'em, hut
when the Imperial Parliament is
iormed  the better class  of men  will
have to turn out at election time.
We'll send really top-hole people to
London. Jt would never Io to send
people to London who weren't top-
"lint  what  class  would lie  left  for
politics iu {.ttawa?"
Ottawa! I really don't know. Ottawa wouldn't really matter so much
then. Hut London . . . my word,
wouldn't il be ripping to be sent there
of the imperial 1'arlia-
w, ai lit bc playing the
politics, Xo fussing
ere Canadian local pro
as a member
ment. Thai
BIG Hame i
around with i
"I,ut  must
tralization of
i Canadian accept cen-
the Empire? Is it the
only salvation for thc Empire? Plenty
of people don't believe iu it."
Eh? What? Vou mean they don't
believe in Imperial centralization!
They would actually decline representation in an Imperial Parliament!
Good heavens, that is treachery! That
is treachery, not only to England,
but to Canada. For Imperial centralization is to be Canada's reward for
her services to thc Empire! . . . You
Impudent  tuactute!
"To preserve real harmony in the
debates of such a central parliament
the trade interests of various sections
of the Empire���bound to conflict���
must be compromised. And such
compromises will lead ultimately to
discontent and friction���and the disruption of the Empire."
My dear good sir���you are hopelessly lost���muddled. You don't understand how glorious is ottr project
of Imperial Federation. Why���who,
what could you have in  place of it?
"Self-contained colonies, linked by
But how could we be sure���how
could we be sure they would stand
by the old country? They might
break off.
I'Were they bound to joili this
war.-" . . . N���no. . . "Vet they joined?" . . . V���yes,
"So that by your own argument
Imperial Federation is a scheme of
coercion to force the loyalty of the
colonies in the face of the independent
spirit tlu- so-called Imperialists fear
will grow up."
Hut how will Canada share in Egypt?
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Canada litis problems bigger than
the problems of Egypt or India, and
quite as important in the development
of world conditions."
You���you are a traitor!
"Xo.    Only a new-ish Cnnadian."
lint my dear sir, the word Canadian means nothing. It is a mere geographical term.
"It means���when applied to a man
Elephant Star of Gruber's Circus
"Ballads D'Amour"
PRICES: Matinees, 15c; Evening, 15c and 25c. Phone Sey. 3406
lu addition l" welcoming you into
Paradise, I hate the power of bestowing upon you one great gift.
What is your dearest wish? Speak
and il is yours,"
The newly-arrived rolled lii- eyes
in earnest thought.
"Well, su',1,'" he said, at length, "cf
tain't loo much trouble I believes I'd
Ink to have a niillyuu dollalis."
Instantly Ihc fortune was in bis
hands As lie stood tliere dumbfounded by his good luck tongue-tied
j with astonishment," and pop-eyed with
joy unutterable, Cohen's compatriot
slipped gently into the Celectial precincts.   To his Saint Peter turned.
"My son," lit said, "what is your
"Nol very much. Mister Saint
Peter." said the latest comer. All I
want is fifty dollars' worth of phony
jewelry and halluf an hour alone with
that colored gentleman."
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Feared He'd Be Angry
She was a muscular young Amazon
from  the wilds of  Hoxton,  and  she
The photograph shows Private Robert Ryder of the Middlesex Regiment,
being: carried shoulder high by the crowd waiting outside Buckingham Palnco
where the soldier was Invested with the order by the King. Out of twenty-nine
V.C.'s presented by the King, he and an officer were the only two living, the
other twenty-seven being posthumous awards.
���you say Canada doesn't want any
reward! Well, of course, of course,
of course���ahem���but she must be
fighting for something! And as she
is fighting just for love of old Eng-,
land, why she should allow old England to reward her. . . . You say she
is fighting for CANADA. Fighting
for what Canada believes to be right.
. . , My word! This is indeed treachery. Canada is a colony not an ally.
If we were to try any jutlging-for-
oursclves business we should bc jolly
well rebuked for it! And smartly
"You speak more like a Prussian
than a Britisher. There are other
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Who said there was another kind
of Imperialism? Whoever says that
. is quite iu error. Some ignorant
person,. Centralization of the Empire
is the only salvation of the British
Empire. Whoever says it means the
end of the British Empire is thoroughly wrong. By pooling its resources the Empire will be so strong
"So strong it will be a lasting temptation to ambitious rulers to use it
Never I
"So strong it will be a perpetual
menace to other nations and will
practically compel them to build
great defences against it."
"So strong, lofty, and remote that
the common voters will feel out of
touch with that central government,
so remote and controlled by so many
scattered constituencies that the
meaning of responsible government
will be empty."
(not a sentimentalist)���that that man,
by his own act in accepting the enlarged opportunities which Canada offers him, has accepted also i duty to
that country: the duty to share in its
responsibilities to help solve its problems, to ensure that here as no
where else, manhood (and therefore
statehood) can ultimately reach its
highest fruition. And this duty of
his means that he will stand by that
country through thc^ crude stages
that are bound to last many generations, and that through all its evil
times and wrong conditions he will
continue to see the ideal ahead, the
ideal toward which Canadians must
strive to lift their state."
I say���who arc you, anyway?
"An Englishman in Canada���discharged from the army after Ypres
but fit enough to know that true Imperialism depends on true Nationalism, and that your so-called Imperialism by killing Nationalism menaces
the Empire.   It is a disease."
His Only Wish
Barney Bernard, the Hebrew comedian, says a friend of his, named
Cohen���when Barney tells a story his
friend is always Cohen���dreamed that
a co-religionist died and went to
Heaven, arriving at the Pearly Gates
simultaneously with a person of col-,
As Saint Peter swung the portals
ajar the black man scrooged in.
"My son," said the good saint, "you
are about to receive your reward for
your  good deeds  done in the flesh.
was doing war work down at thc   ild
One morning (he farmer's wife
passing a bell of trees, which thc
Amazon was learning lo fell, found
her in tears.
"What's the matter, Annie?"
Annie   fingered   the  axe    dolefully.
"I've been and cut down the wrong
tree, and  I'm afraid the master'll be
awful wild "
"Oh, that's all right, my girl. He
understands that you're new to the
work, and you've got to learn. We
all make mistakes sometimes. I'll go
and explain matters to him, Where
is he���in the cowshed?"
"Xo, mum.    'E's under the tree!"
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"You don't think that money brings
"Well, no."
"But still you  are after money?"
"Yes, you see, while I don't think
that money brings happiness, I'm
dead sure that poverty doesn't."
Minnie is an Elephant, and one of
the most wonderful trained animals in
the world. There is no trick that
-Minnie cannot perform, in fact Minnie evidences human intelligence
sometimes. If you make friends with
Minnie she will place her trunk aboilt
your shoulders, but if she does not
like your appearance she will absolutely ignore you. If Minnie does not
like thc appearance of the slage upon
which she is to perform, if it does
not look strong enough, she refuses
to trust .her great weight upon it until
it has been properly braced Mr.
Grttber took advantage of her extreme wiseness and has trained Minnie to do tricks the like of which
have necer before been witnessed.
Without a question Minnie will be the
talk of Vancouver next week. Although Minnie is the star of this organization, it does not necessarily
mean that the other animals are not
up to snuff, it just means that .Minnie is way ahead .of anything in the
trained animal line that has been here.
All the other animals arc well trained, especially a couple of monkeys
who find it no difficult matter to
cause a great deal of laughter with
some comical capers,
"The Metropolitan Five" are a
quintet of exceptional vocalists who
present a number of ballads and operatic numbers in a manner labelled
"hound to please." Gaston Plainer,
who made "Juggling an Art," will be
a distinctive member of this bill, as
will also Thc Wilson Brothers in "Go
Out," a imtsical offering of thc first
water. Ray and Emma Dean will
please with "Oh Leave Me Alone,"
a melange of patter and song and
dance, and the ninth episode of "The
Shielding Shadow" will mystify antl
thrill to it's utmost power.
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Smart gowns, smart sayings, smart
dances, assembled under a careful director and shown to the best advantage, is the feature introduced by Elsie Pilcer and Dudley Douglas, in
what they are pleased to term a "Pocket Edition of Gaby Dcslys and Harry Pilcer." The latter is a brother of
Elsie Tilcer, and it is to him that Gaby Deslys owes much of her success.
He persuaded his sister to go into
vaudeville, and in seeking a partner
for her, Dudley Douglas was chosen.
Douglas is a dapper young fellow
with a charming stage presence, and
the pair will make twenty minutes
seem as but five in the entertaining
act which they offer to the Orpheum-
ite next week.
There is little use in wasting space
here to tell the Orpheum fan anything
about Odiva and her water lions. She
is a modern mermaid who is as much
at home under water as she is in
street apparel. This graceful little
woman first learned to disport herself as a sea diver for pearls in Samoa. She has a figure that is well nigh
perfect, and her stage settings arc
of the wonder kind. She is assisted
by a school--Qf trained Pacific sea
lions, in a variety of amusing and astonishing feats.
Inez Macauley and her capable
company will present the sketch of
the week in "The Girl at lhe Cigar
Stand." Five people will make up
the cast.
Trovato. the Humorist Violinist.
Ten to twelve happy moments when
Trovato is in view is the order of
thc evening. This man is eccentric
but withal he is a wonderful violinist.
A dainty little bit of femininity is
Miss Adair iu song recitations, assisted- by another wisp of a girl, Miss
It is an artistic novelty that is presented by MyrI and Delmar, called
".Over the Garden Gate."
Aileen Stanley is a character singer of undoubted worth. Her ability
is as genuine as her personality.
These two together form an irresistible brce.
The Orpheum Travel pictures will
show scenes of the Grand Morin,
France. Many bridges of odd and
fantastic design are found along the
way, scenes which an artist would envy. Thence to Holland will the journey proceed, iu thc picturesque country of windmills and canals���the ancient market place of Zwolle, \yherc
the quaint dresses of the children
make them appear as old as their
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Re Application No. 31219 'I.'
TAKE NOTICE that application has
been   made  lo  register Joseph   Morley
i.noier as  owner In tee  under a  Tax
;,^,Pe""/r,om c��Hector of the Corporation of the District of South Van-
rSXZ&t 'T,!.1"* date the "tli day of
October, 1��U, of ALL AND SINGULAR
that certain parcel or frkct of hand
f,rV/emisos situate, lying and being
l��.th,S ^""'clpallty ot South Vancou-
!';��" Particularly known and deserihed ��s Lots 21 and 22, Block 1, Dis-
triot Lot 854, Map No. 1696.
at S?.at! ra-ulre<J '" contest the claim
IfSP 'lle,date of the service of this
HnV���e (w,hlch,���r"a>, be effected by pub-
llcatlon   in   -'The   Standard"   foV   five
��.2;,ta",!" an.d y��ur attention
is called to section 36 of the "Land
Registry Act" with amendments, and
to  lhe following extract  therefrom:���
and in default of a caveat or certificate nf Us pendens be'lig filed before
the registrar as owner of the person
entitled under such tax sale, all persons so served with notice, . . . ��nd
those claiming through or under them
and  all  persons claiming any Interest
n the land by virtue of any unregistered instrument, and all persons
claiming ,mv interest in the land bv
descent whose title Is not registered
und.-r the provisions of this Act, shall
be for e.er estopped and debarred
from   setting   up   any   claim   to  or  in
respect of the land so sold for taxes,
and the Registrar shall register the
person entitled under.such tax sale as
owner or the land so sold  for taxes.'*
AND WHEREAS application has
been made for a Certificate of Indefeasible Title to the above-mentioned
lands, in the name of Joseph Morley
AND WHEREAS on investigating
the title it appears that prior to the
211th day of July, 1915 (the date on
which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you were the regi.--
tered  owner  thereof.
the same time I shall effect registration In pursuance of such application
and issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to the salff lands in the name of
Joseph Morley Enefcr, unless you take
and prosecute the proper procei-'lln-.--
to establish your claim, If any, to the
said lands, or In prevent such proposed action on mv part.
DATED at the Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, R. ('., this 13th day of De-
cember, A.D.,  1916.
District  Registrar of Titles.
To   Knnziieinon   Ono,   or  his   heirs,   or
others clnln.ing under him.
(.Sections  :j(i and  134.)
Re Application No. 29808 T
TAKE NOTICE that application has
been made to register Georffe Walker >
Kerr as owner in fee under a Tax
Bole Deed from Collector of the Corporation of-the District of South Vancouver, bearing date the lTtit day of
October, 1916, of ALL AXD SINGULAR
that certain pat-eel or tract of land and
premises situate, lying und being in
the Municipality of South Vancouver,
more particularly known and de's-
crlbed as Lot Pour (i), Block Two (2),
District Lol Seven Hundred und Fif-
teen iii5>, .Map 2780. Toil are required to contest the claim of the tax
purchaser within 46 days from the
date of the set-vice of this notice
(Which may he effected by Five (6)
publications hereof In a South Vancouver weekly newspaper), and your
attention Is called to section 86 Of tht,
"Land Registry Act" with amendments,
and to the following extract therefrom:���"and In default of a caveat
or certificate of lis pendens being filed
before the registration as owner of
the person entitled under such tax
sale, all persons so served with notice.
. . . and those claiming through op
under them, and all persons claiming
any Interest In Hie land by virtue of
any unregistered Instrument, and all
persons claiming any interest In the
land by descent whose title is not
registered under the provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim
to or in respect of the land so sold
for taxes and the Registrar shall register the person entitled under such
tax sale as owner of the land so sold:
for taxes."
AND WHEREAS application ha��
been made fo a Certificate of Indefeasible Title to the above-mentioned
lands, in the name of George Walker
Kerr,-AND WHEREAS on Investigating the title It appears that prior to
the 23rd day of July, 1915 (the date
on which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you, Magoba Komirso.
were the assessed owner thereof, and
you, C. Aslkura, were the holder of an,
unregistered agreement for sale, FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at the same
time I shall effect registration In pursuance of such application and Issue a
Certificate of Indefeasible Title to the-
said lands In the name of George Walker Kerr unless you take and prosecute the proper proceedings to establish your claim. If uny. to the said
lands, or to prevent such proposed action on my part.
Dated at the Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, B. C, this 2nd day of December, A.D., 1916.
District Registrar of Titles.
To Magoba Komirso and C. Aslkura.
The date of the first publication of
this notice Is 9ih December, 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George. Selbv B.
I erry.   of Vancouver,   newspaperman.
Intends   to  apply    for   permission    to
lease   the  following deserihed   lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
mouth of n sinnll creek on the soulh
shore of Hecate Island about one mile
from the south-west angle of that Island, thence north eighty chains,
thence west eighty chains, thence
soulh eighty chains, thence east eighty ���
chains, lo tlie point of commencement.
010 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply   for    permission    to
lease  the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
mouth of a small creek on the south-
shore of Hecate Island, about one mile
from the south-west angle of that
Island, thence north eighty chains,
thence east eighty chains, thence south
eighty chains, thence West eighty
chains, to the point of commencement.
040 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1816.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,   of Vancouver,   newspaperman,
intends   to  apply    for   permission   to
lease the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted ono
mile north of the mouth of a small
creek on the south shore of Hecate
Island, about one mile from the southwest angle of that Island, thence north
eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains, thence south eighty chains,
thence west eighty chains, to the point
of commencement, 640 acres more or
DATED November 9, 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman.
Intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease  the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted en the
west shore of Hecate Island, south of
a small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence "north
eighty chains to the point of commencement. 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9. 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,   newspaperman.
Intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east of a post planted on the west
shore of Hecate Island, south of a
small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence north
eighty chains to the point of commencement, 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,   of  Vancouver,   newspaperman,
intends   to  apply   for   permission    to
lease the following described lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south of
a small bay. thence east eighty chains,
thence north eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence south
eighty chains, to the place of commencement, 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
��)' T
SATURDAY,    JANUARY    6,    1917
Mrs. W. J. Bartram ami her daughter, Marion, are spending a few days
in Victoria as the guests of Mrs. J. S.
* * *
Miss Ashton, who has been teaching in tbe public schools at Quesnel,
has come to thc city ami will take a
course at the Normal school.
* * *
Mrs. Fletcher and Miss Hope Fletcher have returned from Victoria,
where they spent the New Year's
holidays with Col. and Mrs. Peters.
* fi *
Mrs. Ralph Smith has returned to
the city, after spending the week-end
in Victoria. Hon. Ralph Smith and
Mrs. Smith have taken apartments at
the Empress Hotel, Victoria, for tbe
winter months.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Green, who have
been spending several days in tbe
city as the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Cummings. have returned to their
home in Victoria.
* * *
���Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Nash, of Nelson,
B. C. were in the city for a few days
on their way south, where they intend to remain for the balance of the
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. I. W. Crawford, of
Xanaimo, who have been visiting in
Victoria for a few weeks, have left
there for Vancouver, expecting to
spftid  several  weeks  there.
Miss 11 McLean, of Xanaimo, spent
a few days last week iu Victoria, and
came on to Vancouver to visit with
friends here over the week-end.
Dr. W. D. Brydone-Jack has removed his office to Room 301 Vancouver Block, 736 Granville street;
Telephone Sey. 822. Residence Tel.
Bayvlew 2223.
* tt tt
Mile. A. Finqucneisel, who spent
the Christinas holidays with her
uncle ami aunt, Mr. and Mrs. M. P.
Thomson, on Vancouver Island, is
now in seat le, where she is visiting
with friends.
ft t/ ft
Through the courtesy of Mr. Pilling of the Orpheum Theatre, Mrs.
Philip Brooks has arranged a free
educational treat for the children of
Vancouver on F'riday morning at 11
o'clock, when Mr. Crissey will give
the children his "Tour Around the
World,''  illustrated  with  pictures.
A delightful surprise was given
those who attended the performance
of "lolanthe," when Mr. Harold Xelson Shaw appeared as the Lord Chancellor. Mr. Shaw's acting never fails
to cram, and he was exceptionally
good in that character. Those who
had wondered how the clever local actors had attained such proficiency as
shown in the entire performance, have
found the real reason to be Mr. Harold Xelson Shaw's splendid training,
A fancy dress party was given on
Tuesday evening at the home of Mrs.
Henry Stephenson, South Vancouver,
in honor of the engagement of Miss
Lucille Haynes, of London. England,
to Mr. Robert Smyth, of Sunderland,
England. The guests were entertained
at catds and dancing, A very enjoyable evening was spent.
-�� �� ��
The Yorkshire Society's Christmas
Whist Drive and Dance in the Cotillion Hall on Thursday evening was a
most enjoyable and successful affair,
being attended by thc usual large
numbers of friends who, despite any
kind of adverse weather conditions
and rival attractions,, regularly attend
this series of fortnightly social events,
which are now in tlieir sixth season,
and under the new arrangements tllat
permit the whist drive and the dance-
to be given concurrently in different
parts of the building, arc universally
declared to be even more enjoyable
than any oi tlieir predecessors.
The whist drive was under thc direction of I'rcs. A. Lobley and Master
til" Ceremonies I'. \Y. Devine, and resulted in Miss Maliel Cox winning
the ladies' first prize, and Mrs. Hal-
las, playing as a gentleman, won the
gent.'s first prize.
A very enjoyable dance for which
thc Morgan-Guild orchestra supplied
the music was given in the gaily decorated ball room from 9 o'clock until midnight, Mr. II. Whitehead officiating as M. C. At the conclusion
of the whist drive a buffet supper was
served pi the whole company and the
Continuing the Great Sale of White,
with Many Big Bargains in
Household Staples
���Hudson's Bay Quality Lines���in immense assortments, offering  greater  opportunities for saving than we've been able to put your way in many months.
Beautiful quality, with fine satin finish; assorted
designs; very attractive, the most serviceable bedspread obtainable.
Sizes 72x90.    Regular    $3.1X1,  for,  each $2.29
Sizes 76x94.    Regular    $4.50, for, each $3.49
Sizes 86x100.    Regular $7.50, for, each   $5.39
Sizes 80x90.    Regular $10.00, for, each   $7.65
Easily washed, good dryers,  strong  qualities, at
very low prices.
Sizes 15x36; fringed ends. Regular 35c. Sale price,
pair    ._ 25c
Sizes 17x36; hemmed ends. Regular 40c, Sale price,
Pair    29c
Sizes 18x36; hemmed ends. Regular 50c. Sale price,
pair 35C
Size 19x38; hemmen ends. Regular 80c. Sale price.
pair    59C
Sizes 22x40; hemmed ends. Regular $1.00, Sale-
price,   pair    , 69c
Sizes 22x40; hemmed ends. Regular $1.25, Sale
P'-icc,   pair    ! 79c
Sizes 22x45; hemstitched, Regular $1.50, Sale
price, pair    89c
5000 yards of good heavy qualities, free of dressing and with nice, soft, flfcecy finish. This is a
great opportunity to buy Flalinelette. Prices are
extremely low.
Regular 18c.   Sale price, yard  12 l-2c
Regular 20c.    Sale price! yard   !4c
Strong quality for hand use, with hemmed ends���
good values.    Reg. 25c.    Sale price, per pair 19c
Regular 30c.    Sale price, per pair 22c
Regular 35c.    Sale price, per pair  26c
Extra heavy quality, with hemmen cuds.
Size 18x34.    Regular 50c.    Sale price, per pair, 39c
Size 20x40,    Regular 60c.    Sale price, per pair, 43c
Heavy quality Roller Crash Towelling, with colored borders.    Very serviceable and  quick drying.
Regular 10c. Sale price, yard
Regular  15c. Sale  price, yard
Regular 20c. Sale price, yard .
Regular 25c. Sale price, yard  .
.7 l-2c
.12 l-2c
Full bleached quality with mercerized finish, in
assorted patterns and free of dressing.
64 inches wide. Regular 75c, Sale price, yard..59c
64 inches wide. Regular 85c, Sale price, yard ..69c
64 inches wide. Regular 95c. Sale price, yard ..79c
7 (.inches   wide;   pure   linen.     Regular $1.50.    Sale
price,   yard    $1.19
70  inches   wide;   pure  linen      Regular $1.75.    Sale
pr ice. yard    $1.49
Full bleached quality, hemmed ready for use; g '�����!
Strong,  durable  qualities,  in  assorted  patten..-.
Size 70x70. Regular $2.00, S.ilc price, each.. ..$1.69
Size. 70x70. Regular S2.25. Sale price, each ....$1.89
Size 70x70. Regular $2 75. Sale price, each .. ..$2.39
Size 70x70. Regular $3.2;.. Sale price, each ... .$2.79
Size 64x86. Regular $3.00. Sale price, each .. . .$2.59
Size 70x90. Regular $3.50. Sale price, each ... .$2.95
Size 70x90, Regular $4.00. Sale price, each .. . .$3.49
10,000 yards of them, lull bleached quality. 36
inches wide, serviceable and without dressing ���
amazing values at these low prices.
Regular  12 l-2c.    Sale price, yard   	
Regular 15c.   Sale price, yard  12
Regular 18c.    Sale price, yard   7...
Regular 20c.    Sale price, yard   *
Regular 22 l-2c.    Sale price, yard 	
Regular 25c.    Sale 1 rice, yard  	
0hr fiudsons Bay (Tompsnu
*^^_rf^___k    Ufc-_U9_V.___rr_.__ ._.._-. _^7 * ^f^t
iNaMPomren ian>
Hwiutrt mnaiKiE siwrecOMHtmoiicii
whist prizes distributed among the
successful players by I'rcs. A. Lobley.
Owing to Xew Year celebrations
the next committee meeting of the
Yorkshire Society will not be held
until Monday, January 8th. The next
���yliist drhc and dance has been arranged for Thursday, January 11 th
in the Cotillion Hall.
Their   Home   Knowledge    Must    Be
Equal to Their Wives   Business
Women's magazines have devoted
much space, since women's magazines
have existed, to the question "How
To lie A Perfect Wife." Men's magazines have given little or no attention to "How To Be A Perfect Husband." They are all supposed to be
perfect. Consequently quite a stir
has been caused in the reading world
by an article from the pen of Edward
liarle Purinton, in the November issue of "Everywoman's World," under
the startling heading, "How To Be A
Perfect House Husband."
A "House Husband!" The words
of the writer himself, addressing husbands, is sufficient explanation:
'When you go home at night, are
you a social integer���or a social cipher? A woman never respects any
kind of masculine cipher, and you
have lost home influence just to the
degree that you have failed to give
your wife sympathetic help in solving
her many household problems.
'Your home knowledge must equal
her business'knowledge, if the domestic partnership works out properly.
Why expect her to be a graduate in
marketing and accounting method,
when you are a primary scholar in
home decoration and feminine psychology? When your wife has trou-
le with thc help, as of course she
has , what do you do about it? Scold
rashly? lllustcr vainly? Or jtts\
slink away, on thc pretext of having
a headache or a sudden weariness?
You are supposed, being a man of
affairs, to know how to manage employees. Your wife is not. Why
don't you teach  licr?
"You get a vacation every week
from Saturday afternoon till Monday
morning���or 52 vacations a year.
plus your annual holiday. How many
periods of absolute r.-i does your
wife take ill a year? Remember that,
if slu- is a good housekeeper, she cannot rest at home���she must gel out
and away. She wants, moreover, an
eight-hour work day as much as you
do; why don't you. being a master of
planning, show her how to plan I'or
it? When she needs a new labdr-
saving device in tlic kitchen, do you
buy it as cheerfully as you would install such a contrivance in your own
office? These arc but a few sample
queries���you might well devote an
evening to asking and answering forty ur fifty more questions along ihc
same line."
The writer continues at length, enumerating the duties of the "Efficient
Provider." thc "Efficient Father," etc.
IU has succeeded in stating the woman's side of the case in everyday
terms, to bc understood by thc multitude. As tlie question is one for the
individual, the author lias couched it
in terms to meet thc individual's conception. He has not presented it as
a problem for sociologists.
Store opens at 8.30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Attend the Sale of
Fine Muslin Underwear
Special at 65c���Made plain of
good quality cambric with
tucked ruffle and dust  frill.
Special at 75c���Petticoats of
fine cambric, trimmed witli
torchon lace and insertion.
Special at 85c���Heavy cambric
petticoats, made with tucked
flounce and dust ruffle.
Special at 95c and $1.15���Petticoats of white sateen with
scalloped edge or tucked ruffle.
Special at $1.35��� Pink cambric
petticoats with deep scalloped edge ruffle.
Special at $1.65��� Heavv cambric
petticoats, made with deep
dust ruffle and frill of embroidery.
Special at $1.95��� Heavy quality sateen petticoats, made
with deep bias ruffle and
scalloped; also same stvle in
Other petticoats at $2.35, $2.65,
$2.85 to $3.35.
Special at 25c ��� In open or
closed styles, in size 23. 25
or 27. made with hem and
Special at 30c ��� Drawers uf
good quality cambric, hemstitched and in open or closed
Special at 35c���Cambric drawers in open or closed style,
trimmed with ruffle of fine
Special at 45c���Drawers in open style with cambric ruffle
of  torchon  or linen  lace.
Special at 65c���Drawers with
tucked flounce, with embroidery trimming; also straight
leg with linen lace and insertion trimming.
Special at 85c���Drawers of
pink cambric with elastic at
knee: open or closed st) Ie
Special at 95c���Drawers of very
fine white cambric in open
style, trimmed with tucks
and embroidery.
Special at $1.15���Drawers in
open style, trimmed with
scalloped or open pattern embroidery.
Many  other  styles  of  drawers
at $1.35, $1.65 and up to $2.35.
Special at 20c���Of white cambric, trimmed with lace and
Special at 35c���Corset Covers
of good quality cambric,
trimmed with deep lace; also
in cotton crepe with lace
Special at 45c���Many styles of
corset covers in cambric and
also crepe. Same with short
Special at 65c���Fine cambric
corset covers with yoke back
and front and with sleeves of
heavy lace. Many styles to
choose from at this price.
Special at 85c���Pretty corset
covers of fine cambric with
yjkes back and front and
trimming of fine embroidery.
Special at $1.15���Corset covers
with yoke of fine lace and
embroidery and trimmed with
three rows of ribbon.
Other styles in corset covers
from $1.35 to $3.35.
Special at 65c ��� Made with
square yoke of embroidery
and trimmed with lace.
Special at 75c���Nightgowns of
fine cambric with round yoke
of lace. Very nicely trimmed.
Special at 85c���Slip-over nightgowns yyith yoke of embroidery ami lace-trimmed;
als.t open front styles villi
torchon lace.
Special at 95c���Open front or
slip-over nightgowns in good
quality cambric, trimmed with
embroidery and tucks.
Special at $1.35���Dainty Lonsdale nightgown., .ith yoke of
embroidery and in imed with
linen lace am! wide ribbon;
also heavy cambric gowns
with   embroidery yokes.
Special at $1.45���Fine Lonsdale
nightgowns, made in Empire
,-tylcs with hemstitched ruffles and rosebud and ribbon
Special at $1.65���Pretty nightgowns yvitli yoke of fine ail-
��� i\ cr embroidery and with
sice es and neck trimmed
with embroidery and finished
with ribbon,
Many 1 ithcr dainty styles in
nightgowns ai from $1.65 to
The  following  letter  appeared  re-
| centb in thc COLONIST, and papers
in the Interior arc asking whether it
is a sample  if sarcasm or unconscious
hum ir:
Sir,��� Re Toronto's reception of the
Duke of Devonshire, and t.hl "breaks"
made bj thc people in "shaking bis
hand," calling his "Your Grace," etc,
Lei this be 1 lesson to us in Vicb ria
not to !n t'i" familiar and let 11- show
him thai we hart taken to heart our
church lcssoi : "T der myself lowly and r_ \ erently t ��� .ill mj bei tc 5."
This irreverence comes from living - ���
near a republic, and ii is lamentably
tnn-. thai "1 V not so order our-
iVe met Roose-
and called
is not th.- people's choice, but is only
sent here as a reminder that Canada
is still linked to England, a fact on
which wc must congratulate ourselves
at this time, of all times.
Inquisitive Old Lady: Why haven't
you got a white top to your cap? I
thought all sailors wore white tops
at this seas''it of the year.
The Sailor: H-u-s-h, ma'am. Wc
don't want the Germans to know it's
summer time!
selves as v. t
celt and sh
him "Teddy," and when our betters
conic here we forget to order ourselves "lowiy and reverently" as wc
should, ll is republican ideas which
we must avoid, and the freedom of
license, call it what we will. If we,
when Their Excellencies come here,
will remember our early religious
training- "to order myself lowly and
reverently to all my betters," and so
lollow that course our conduct will
be sectnlv. and so in direct contrast
to the familiar bearing of Toronto
people; therefore, let us vie with each
other in showing His Grace that we
know our place, and also recognise his
exalted position. It is not sufficient
to say, His Grace lives in our house,
on our soil, in our country, as some
do: but the fact remains he is put
over us as the head of our people, and
t is our duty to recognize his authority as our governor, even though he
Ninety per cent ot the Victoria Crosses awarded by the Kins in the present
war have been in connection with men who lost their lives In earning this
highest decoration tor valor in thc British army. At a recent Investiture by
the King two heroes���Lieut. Col. de Wiart, of the Dragoon Guards, and Private
Robert.Ryder of the British Infantry, were on hand to receive their decoratlona
in person. Twenty-seven other Victoria Crosses were given to the wA0ptfs and
mothers and fathers of the heroes, who had died on the battlefield.
H For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fi FOUR
SATURDAY,   JANUARY    6,    1917
There should be a Building
Expert on the Vancouver
School Board
|f The Board controls 36 school buildings valued
at nearly 3 million dollars.
1f Expenditure for property repairs, renewals,
etc., has sometimes amounted to $50,000 annually, in addition to large expenditures for new
fl For several years there has been no trustee
with a knowledge of building matters, a condition responsible for much of the building
troubles of the past.
R. P. Sterling Twizell
For School Trustee
School Trustee
Mayor McBeath
Wishes to thank the electors of Vancouver City for
the honor and confidence conferred by electing him
for a second term, by acclamation, lo the office of
Mayor for the year 1917.
Iii Ward Five the contest is be-
tween ex-Aid. C. X. James and Mr.
\V. R. Owen, former Parks Commissioner. Though both candidates are
widely known and highly esteemed.
the candidature of C, N. James is
being warmly received. M#. James
is-an oldtimer in the district, a splendid citizen, and an experienced man
in municipal government.
His  return t" the city council wilt
mean  that Ihe east  end in  particular
.-.nd  the  whole  city generally,    willjf
have   llie   service:;   of  a   capable   and
I rogressive business man.
Air. G. Roy Lorig, candidate for
the'School Hoard, is a graduate of
Harvard University Law Sch'".!, and
carries the degree of Doctor of Laws
from that great educational institution,
Mr. Long was born in Prince Edward Island, received his early education at Charlottetown, and graduated in 1902 from the Prince of Wale;s
College there. He attended Mount
.Allison University at Sackville and
upon leaving there with the degree
of B..A��� entered Harvard.
He was admitted to the ba
Brunswick and later to th
British Colun/f-ia.
Mr. Long resides at 2036 Craveley
Street, has offices at 80! Birks' Building. Ile is one of thc best known ol*
the younger public men of the city
and is one of the leaders at the local
if New
bar   of
Mr. Harry E. AlmondS.19 years a
resident of Vancouver, is one of the
city's leading business men. He Was
born in Lincoln, England. Upon arriving in Vancouver, he started to
work at the Royal City Mills. His
rise in life lias been "slow but sure."
Alderman Hamilton bas three
limes served the citizens of Vancouver at the City Hall, He is competent public servant and is worthy of
lhe support Qf all men who wish to
see the interests of the city well cared
for. Alderman Hamilton is said to
he of the Conservative stripe politically. It is worthy of not that he is
receiving much of bis support in the
ward from good Liberals. Men of
all parties, in this case, are careful
to support a good, straight-forward
Eighteen years service as an architect and structural-engineer, qualify
Mr. Twizell to take a seat upon the
School Hoard as an adviser on all
matters pertaining to building. Mr.
Twizell is a trained man, a specialist
on school work, having superintended thc construction of twenty-two
large school buildings in the course
of his career, in addition to other most
important work.
Eight years a resident of Vancouver1, Mr. -Twizell has proved himself
lo bc a progressive citizen and a
public-spirited man.
AI present Mr. Twizell is architect
for the manual instruction and other
school buildings in Point Grey. He
bas been for four years a lecturer on
architecture and building at the
Science College of Durham University. He is associate of the Royal
Institute of architects. He resides
at 31136 Eighth Avenue West.
I am in Favor of
*- Councillor  for  Ward  II
A  Fearless,   Capable,   Progressive   Candidate
Annexation with the City of Vancouver at the
proper time and on an equitable basis.
2. Urging the Provincial Government to take over
our Main Trunk Roads.
3. Efficient Police and Fire Protection.
4. The Heads of Departments being held entirely
responsible for their office.
5. Government Audit, so that the Financial posi
tion can be clearly defined.
Permanent Public Works being done.
A Standard Rate of Wages to all wage earners.
Inducing Industries to  locate in  South  Vancouver.
9.   Reducing the Reeve's Indemnity to $100 per
10. Voting for W. B. Russell for the Reeve's Chair
for 1917.
11. Having the  North  Fraser Harbour  Scheme
pushed through to completion.
I am NOT in Favor of
1. Suing for Taxes for 1917.
2. Any Insurance Business being passed on to the
Reeve for 1917.
3. Acting as Arbitrator at $30 per day for Ex-
4. Handing out Municipal Money to the Reeve's
friends for 1917.
5. Dismissing the  Chief  of  Police  for personal
spiteful satisfaction.
6. Dismissing Police Officials when they speak the
7. Calling the British people the scum of the earth.
8. Smiling on Sir Herbert Ames and then never
contributing to the Canadian Patriotic Fund.
9. Hounding Officials because they  prevent  the
Reeve from getting Easy Money.
10. Putting a Concrete Sidewalk in front of the Rus
sell Property.
11. The Reeve or Councillors residing out of the
Your VOTE and INFLUENCE is respectfully solicited.      Election Day, Jan. 13, 1917 SATURDAY,    JANUARY    6,    1917
Men Pledged to Raise the Tone of Civic Politics
WARD   8,   1917
20th Avenue and Fraser
THURSDAY,   JANUARY   11th,   1917,
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Res. Phone: Fairmont 1698 L
South Vancouver,
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The Re-election of
Aid. Frank E.
Who Stands on His Record   for  the  Past   Six
Years on the City Council
Record Your Vote on January 11, 1917
at the
FINNISH HALL, Cor. Clinton & Pender St. E.
Take Hastings Street East Conveyance
For further information Phone Highland 666
City of Vancouver Election
THURSDAY,   JANUARY   11th,   1917
\msmmfm::'f ~
W. R.
As Alderman for
Ward Two
iiillliNUiilllllllllilliiJIiilKitiiiii1 !   ii    ~ ~~~~~SU
Alderman, Ward 3
And Boost the East End of the
551 Victoria Drive
Aldermanic Candidate for Ward IV.
I believe in:
The legitimate encouragement of Industries
employing* White Labor.
Efficient administration to obtain full value
for every dollar of taxpayers' money.
Progressive economy, having always in view
the Greater Vancouver of the very near future.
The ultimate City ownership   of  all Public
Vote for a change in WARD VIII and ELECT
for this Ward.   Be sure and mark yoiit ballot for him.
Better   Representation .������_���
SATURDAY,    JANUARY    6,    1917
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Phone Seymour 9086
We Write Insurance in Sound, Reliable Companies.
Dow Fraser Trust Co.
122 Hastings St. West.        McKay Station, Burnaby
By Sapper.   Price $1.25.
By Robert Service.   Price $1.00   JUST IN
Cor.   Homer & Hastings
Northern Securities, Ltd.
Established 1906
SHAUGHNESSY HEIGHTS.���10-roomed House,
on 19th Avenue. Two fireplaces, Hardwood
floors.   $40.00 per mouth.
KITSILANO. ��� Several six and icven-roomed
Houses.   $15.00 per month.
SUITES, Alma Court, 2224 Alberta Street. Three
and four rooms. All modern. $8.00 to $15.00
per month.
FURNISHED. ��� Beautiful 10-roomcd suburban
home, 5 blocks from car. Six months. $25.00
per month.
Have proved their Safety and Stability as a
Profitable Investment.
Wc offer a variety of thoroughly safeguarded
bond issues, sold to net 6^ per cent, to 7!> per cent.
Consult our Bond Department by letter or in person.
Canadian'Financiers Trust Co.
Head Office: 83? Hastings St. West, Vancouver, B.C.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
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subscription hates
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_P*atage to American. European and other foreign eountrl..
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The Standard will be delivered  to any address  In  Van
������uver or vicinity at ten cents a month.
Abstract of address by .Mr. Herbert C. Cox, president
Canada Life Assurance Company, before the Association
of Life Insurance Presidents.
lu tracing the influences which have been at work during the past ten years in bringing about these improvements iu the conduct of thc life insurance business in
Canada, there can be no question that organized co-operation between the head offices of companies aud agents had
much to do with the abolitions of wasteful practices.
In thc past ten years our companies have made an increase in total assets of 170 per cent and an increase in
business in force of 109 per cent. The almost trebling of
our assets and doubling of insurance in force within this
limited space is the greatest possible tribute to the improvement in methods to wliich I have referred. The fact
that only four new companies entered the field during
thc decade, raising the total from twenty-two to twenty-
adian companies has not been a matter of concern, as the
actual war losses were only 13.3 per cent, of the expected
on the total business of thc companies for the year 1915.
The Canadian companies have as a whole experienced
a particularly favorable mortality apart from war claims,
so that it may be said the lower mortality among the general body of policyholders has to a great extent offset the
higher mortality among the enlisted men, who are as a
rule not heavily insured because of their comparative
youthfulness; therefore, in so far as thc Canadian companies are concerned, and this applies also to the American
companies, the war claims during 1915 have had no disturbing effect upon the mortality rate as a whole. These
gross war claims amount to approximately .134 of 1 per
cent of thc mean Canadian business in force, which is
thc equivalent of about 13 cents upon each $1,000 policy.
What thc future holds in store for all the insurance companies by way of losses arising out of thc war no one at
present can forecast, but it is quite safe to say that no
anxiety is felt by the life insurance companies on this
A marked development of the coal-bearing lands in
Alberta traversed by lines of thc Canadian .Vorthcrn railway, is indicated by figures handed out recently by Mr. D.
B. Hanna, third vice-president, upon the handlings of the
road for this year and in 1915. For thc six months ended
October 31 this year, the Canadian Northern Railway has
moved in round figures 200,000 tons of coal from the mines
in the Cardiff and Driimlieller districts alone, as compared
with 100,000 tons for thc similar period in 1915, or an increase of 100 per cent. v
This coal, almost entirely semi-bituminous character, is
marketed throughout the Canadian prairies to points as
far east as Winnipeg, where it meets tbe competition of
the anthracite from the fields of Pennsylvania. No decrease in the demand is in evidence. On the contrary the
movement appears to be gaining steadily in power, and the
Canadian Northern expects to improve upon this showing for the next period of comparison.
Thc Province of Saskatchewan voted unmistakably
strong against thc continuation of liquor stores in the
province under government control. When prohibition
went into effect a year and a half ago, and bars were abolished throughout the province, the government undertook to ameliorate thc situation by providing liquor stores
in the towns anil cities under government jurisdiction. At
thc same time the organized liquor interests were forced
out of existence, so that when the referendum was taken
last week, the province was almost unanimous in its answer that the liquor store system should be abolished1.
The government has promised that tbe twenty liquor
stores now in business will close on December 30th never
to open again. Every vestige of thc traffic is now abolished.
Private Oell. of the Canadian Infantry, und Private Bullock, of the .South Staffordshire Regiment, were hurled
side by side at Leyson, Switzerland, a large number of their comrades being present at the ceremony. The Swiss sent
. firing party to render last honors   An Anglican Church clergyman is seen heading the procession.
Member of the Canadian Press Association.
The Standard, with which is Incorporated the Saturday
Chinook, circulates in Vancouver and the cities, towns, villages and settlements throughout British Columbia. Id
politics the paper is independent Liberal.
���Publishers The Standard Printer*
German exchange in New York is now depreciated 30
Tier cent, and .Austrian exchange 43 per cent. Since gold
payments were abandoned hy Berlin in 1914, Germany's
paper currency has .increased $lj37-7,00O,600, or 286 per cent.
Nobody.knows the slate of Austria's paper currency, hi
the meantime, the pound sterling holds its head high and
John Bull is able to alarm prosperous neutrals with more
rold liiau they want. Germany cannot Forever bluff against
hard facts which arc still gi iwing harder,
six, indicates that it was this improvement rather than
an increase in the number ot companies operating which
accounted for the better record.
Although the war will cans* an increase in our national
debt, many millions of dollars arc being saved out of present revenue to partially offset borrowings, and what debt
remains at ils close will not prove loo great a load for
otir people.
One of thc most satisfactory incidents in connection
with the taxation bill adopted at the last session of the
Canadian Parliament was that life insurance companies
were especially exempted from the tax' on corporations.
It is the well defined policy which has been adhered to by
both political parties tliat life insurance companies shall
not' be subject to a federal tax. A fund is raised by assessment of the various companies doing business In thc
Dominion only sufficient to support the Department of
Insurance, and this i;. the only contribution asked. Taxation exists iu the provinces] to which thc companies have
made opposition, but the las remains.
It has been thought by sonic that as Canada is a part of
the British Empire and therefore at war, the life insurance companies there may be subject m a greater risk,
bill ii should be remembered that the business done in
Canada has for many years been shared between the Canadian, American and British companies, and whatever may
happen in Europe has an effect upon all life insurance in-
tercsls mi this side of the Atlantic.   The effect upon Can-
Granby Consolidated appears a logical candidate for a
dividend increase when directors meet to take action oil
distribution to stockholders, according to the Wall Street
Journal. During the calendar year 1916 Granby has paid
$7 a share in dividends, two of $1.50 each, and thc last
two of $2 each. It was in July that tbe rate was raised
from $6 to $8 per annum.
It is expected that the rate will now be increased to a
$10 annual basis through an advance in quarterly rate to
bc paid in February lo $2,511 share. Such a rate could be
well maintained even with qopper metal at a much lower
price and from operations at thc new Granby, as the Hidden Creek property is now known.
When conditions have returned to a more normal basis
as to wages and cost of supplies, it is estimated that the
Hidden Creek production Cost will be materially lowered
to at least 8 cents a pound. With the accomplishment of
such a figure and with copper metal at 15 centa a pound,
the new Granby could show profits of $19 a share on an
annual output of 4i),000,000 ppundi of copper.
Vancouver, as well as other pans of the province is annually growing more important as a manufacturing point.
Tin past year has been generally prosperous in all lines.
Aside from lhe manufacture of munitions of war, the war
has increased the output of factories in other lines. Local manufacturers are preparing to branch out and go after more foreign business, especially with the Orient and
Russia, where a lage market exists within the grasp of
manufacturers here, though, naturally, it will take some
time to work up.
According to Secretary Hart of the 11. C. Manufacturers' association, there are at present some 337 manufacturing plants in this city apart from the lumber industry.
Employment is given to 11.200 persons. The estimated
average wage is $45 a month. The total payroll is about
$504,000 per month.
Thc value of the products manufactured," apart from
lumber, is estimated at $60,000,000 a year.
During the past year the .Manufacturers' Association has
increased its membership very materially and generally
had a successful year of important work to the members
and to the general public. The annual report is now in
course of preparation and will be ready in another week
or ten days.
3rldgo destroyed by the Russians and Rumanians in their retirement from Transylvania close to the Rumanian
Although the various lumbering mills have not yet sent
in their reports, and probably will not till the middle of
January, it is estimated that thc cut this year among coast
mills will go well over the 600,000,0(10 mark. This is a
very considerable increase over last year's cut, which was
540,000,000. The revenue this year is estimated at more
than $500,000 greater than last year. The cut last year
among the mountain mills was 235,000,000 and (he cut
this year will probably equal it.
There are some 400 mills in the province, employing
about 20,000 persons. Tlie average wage is about $50 per
month. The payroll is estimated at $1,000,000 a month.
The total value of thc produce lasi vear was more than
The ensign of H.M.S. Chester, the cruiser on wliich Jack Cornwall, V.C.. whs mortally wounded, was recently dedicated in Chester Cathedral, where il will now remain. The photograph shows the procession passing from the Town
Hall to the Cathedral. It will be noted that a military guard of honor Is drawn up at attention, and that many officers of the army are in the procession. It is rarely that the army and navy are brought so close together as thli,
which was a special service to honor a naval flag. T"
SATURDAY,    JANUARY   6,    1917
will be the Tea to which you will pin your faith for
You will be so pleased with results you will continue with Nabob for years to come.
The wonderful growth of the trade
of Canada is an indication that the
purchase of war material i-. being diverted this way to a much greater
extent tli in was the case in the earlier stagei of the war. To Canada
,ii d to the other parts of the coun-
it, are at war should, fall the
lion's share of all supplies that are
.in the natural order of
ire wenl to certain
neutral nations at the start. A
cbangi i taken place since tl en,
am now the Allied beliggerents arc
coming into iheir own-.���.Prince Itu-
per Journal.
H With the telephone right at your hand, you
have only to talk when you wish to communicate
with someone at a distance. Every telephone is
a Long Distance telephone.
fl You can get three times the day period at the
regular rate between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Don't
trust to your memory to ring up.
fl Arrange with Central, and make an appointment to talk at any time you wish.
be no
of  Tl
ey  Gi
printer and
devil ar
e all
a re
t.    5.\
eep oul
the '\
t r
a coal
id.b 1
_te  a
few c
In-   railr
^I2.<x��I commission ihey received as
result of a certain transai tion in
umber, testifii d to by their father al
ihe time ol the firsl trial of the libel
suit. Surely they have ""t spent all
ol ii in sm short a time! They might
show iheir appreciation for what
thi ir father has done for them by
throu oul   51960 to
satisfy the  costs in  connection  with
i ni  of their fathi r's efforts :    i aii
tain his honesi    before tl
The -Mcrriit Herald.
ins judgment   as   I
Sir  Ms
���epnrted  that    Hon.     Ralph
Smith found sip-bits in the pi ii I
treasury when he assumed office
This must have been overlooked during the rapid shuffling of Finance
Ministers during Bowser's short regime.
Bowser may have had in mind that
-i-���:-11ils when be said in Ottawa thai j ery
he  had   not   squandered   the   natura!-jho<
city has been abundantly vindii ated,
The statement, of course, -.ill provi
nothing. We all Itnow���or should
know���that these honorary distinctions are i ery largely the result of
pull. In the highest places thise'empty honors are held in little mop
i oi tempt. ' Hadi tone ft -m to n's
grave plain Gladstone; so did
Bright.       Mr.   Asquith,    o ���
ii n  in   Britis     political  history,  politely  di   lim -   the   : n
title of I
Duke This  or That.    Go ; thi
till, -   bestowed   in   Canada
shall find row ard, i t
stance-.      -       trayal, rathi
-.-���- ice   ���     the  peopli      Mei      n   the
the trul      vill 1 ear
us  out  i'l   this   statement,    fieri
there    of   course,   titles   have
irdi y  worthy merit.
h is one of the keen regrets of e -
itizen with the Qualities oi ma
an-1  citizenship  reasonably   di
a knighthood and then t" a peeragi
it':,  about  time  for Canadians  to be-
seech sensible men to put away these
heap   vanity   chasing   notions   froi
their heads, and follow the exampli
such   leaders  as  Asquith   and   Lloyd,
George, and  lialf'.nr.    A certain kirn!
.f class is a form of snohocraey. and
i   hindrance   to   the   development   of
high,   self-respecting   manhood     an .
womanhood    Si rne daj. nol verj distant,  we  believe,  >irs and  lords aud
ifukes   will  be   ranked   with   the  discards of democracy known as counts.
Plain "mister" should be good enotif
for any man, particularly after much
of   Canada's   experience    in     ri   ���
year- in  the "knight" business,
latter honor, in nine cases i ml   il
depen Is < thi - on the size   il a p
bonk, or thi        i pull  ���' i h
England, title
u ri
ilie  Province.���(Imineca
In accordance vvith the new act to
that effect now being placcd in force,
at the municipal elections to be held
in Trail on Janury 11 th. a vote of
those entitled to vote for mayor shall
be taken to determine whether the
weekly half-holiday shall be on Wed-
resday or some other day of the week.
The day approved by the majority of
the voters at such election shall, after
February 1, 1917, be the day fixed for
such half holiday. The day may bc
altered bj the electors at any stib-
requent election.
In Trail, for years before this act
was passed at Victoria, it has been
the custom of thc merchants to agree
on Wednesday for thc weekly half
holiday, and this date has apparently
suited the largest number. The ballot
however, will be so prepared that any
of the six secular days of the week
may be voted for. It is the general
opinion locally that Wednesday will
be contii.iied. Rossland, also, has
keen observing Wednesday.
One feature, however, that should
be remedied, if possible, is thc half
holidays iu weeks on which the
monthly paydays occur���the most important financial day in the month in
Trail. The next payday will come on
Wednesday, January 10th, and in
February it occurs on Saturday. Most
merchants prefer to omit the regular
weekly half holiday in weeks in which
payday occurs���and in January it will
be a distinct hardship to men and
merchants alike if all stores in Trail
must be closed ht-tf of that day���the
day when upwards'of $150,000 is distributed in this city. Some action to
overcome this condition of affairs
should bc taken in the interests of all.
���Trail News.
a single substantial reason why they
should not be filled up and sent forward promptly to Ottawa. Hy signing one of the cards properly filled
out, no liability attaches to the signatory. It is true that one of the
questions asked is whether the person
receiving the card is willing to go else
where to work at the same wages he
now receives, provided his travelling
expenses are paid, but an affirmative
answer to this docs not commit the
person answering to the acceptance
of any employment offered him, He
retains his liberty of choice. All he
does is to say that his services may
be available ill some other part of
Canada if they a��c needed, but no one
is going to come along and In the
name of the law compel him to go
somewhere that he does not wish to
As for the usefulness of the cards
after they have been filled out and
forwarded, it is only necessary to say
that those persons to whom has been
assigned the duty of inaugurating a
campaign for national service think
they will be valuable. One reason,
arid we think in itself a sufficient one.
is that the cards will enable the Xat-
ional Service Commission to know
where they can look with some likelihood of success for needed labor.���
Victoria Colonist.
ruptcd snlne'A'hat yyhile catapulting
our accumulations from Xew Denver
here, do some collecting, snme praying, ajul some that is not praying; and
finally, look 1917 straight in the eye
and try to arrive al a e.inclusion as
to whether it would be wiser to trust
iu providence of the Osoyoos mining
district for three meals a day during
the coming year. The foregoing 'is
about all that can happen around this
printcry next week, except the sheriff and lu'd be out his mileage. Some
of the Staff may go joy riding but the
publisher will not be responsible for
debts of oxhjla'ration whether they be
contracted in booze foundrys or at
prayerfest.s. Joy, happiness and prosperity to all in 1917.���The Iledley Gazette.
Announcement is made that the
Society of the Doukohobours will donate $100 per monlh hereafter at
Grand Forks to the National Patriotic Fund of that place. As there are
about 6,0-JQ Douks in llritish Columbia, according (o all accounts, with
something like 2,000 able-bodied men
in llie bunch, it would appear that tin-
prosperous organization should bc
able to chip in to sonic extent at Trail
also and in Xelson. where numbers of
them live. So far as heard from,
there lias been no scramble among tlie
Douks to'go to the front in this war.
and the advice to fight or pay should
apply to them equally wilh llie rest oi
lhe residents of this province. Here
a  pointer I'or the Trail committee.
It may be, and we understand that
such is tl|e ease���that the Douks do
not believe in wars and fighting. But
then, no more do a lot of other people,
particularly after the terrible experiences ol" tbis present war. So, that is
no reason for the men mentioned to
escape a self-imposed patriotic tax of
something per head. Thc Grand
Forks contribution amounts to 5 cents
per head for the entire Doukhobour
male population monthly. Now, let
us have another one as large or larger
for the Trail fund.���Trail News.
Sir Max Aitken has been promoted
to the peerage class. He is the man
Sir Sam Hughes recommended for
lhe head of Canada's military business in England, Wc may look for a
statement from Sir Sam showing how
veloped, that there is in the average]
man. and woman, loo. such a disp isi
tion to kptOW to a tin-pot title. In
China the supreme subserviency is
to knock the head on the ground
three times before a mystic, meaningless name. In our land we may not
have the head knocking, but the knees
of weaklings knock in the presence
of some of these gartered citizens.
When   Sir   Max   Aitken   climbs   to
i itta-
v. e are lol I.
ly pur
funds  oi    ,: ���   | art)    'i'    the i
if  the   state
:  Mr. R. VV. '
ber of ih.' Hon
for Winnipeg at the time,
a  member  of  tbe   Laurier    aid;- I���
'Well   known   to   Wirinipeggefs ���
that a certain prominent  i il
if  he ��� itorshtp,   should
pay at lea-i $10,1!l' for it.    Senator-
.   ps are usuall rded by the part;
i:    -       ���      :.-i< as  these  ti::-
ii title-.���Winnipeg Tribune.
pOt    I  I:'-
m   q
.ui the
"Prof. Diggs is an authority
"Yes.     He  knows  as  much
those  ancient people as  Mrs.
knows about the Smiths and Jonesc.
who live next door.''
Completion of the Longest Tunnel in America
THE) year 1916  has been an  Interesting one In the history of
It has been a year of progress, even though the Dominion is
struggling In a great war. As compared with tbe previous year there
bas  been  a  tremendous  revival  of
market place.   Amongst the si-fakers 'ocean steam-Ships can be handled la-
was Sir James Carroll, New Zealand, excess of the number that was band-
the Canadian Pacific Railway, who, In expressing his felieltatious led at the port last winter.
described the C, P. R. as a powerful Never a year passes without aoaM
factor In the Empire. alterations being made to the vari-
The new station at Quebec, which ous hotels constituting the long chain
was    opened    on    August    10th,    Is  which  stretches from  coast to  coaat
a     triumph     of     modern     railway owned and operated by the Canadian
While opposition has developed in
certain quarters to the National Service registration cards, and while we
hear expressions of doubt as to their
real value, we have yet to encounter
A Quaker once called on the Duke
of Sussex to ask him to present a petition for the abolition of capital punishment. The Duke objected saying
that the Scripture declared, "Who so
sheddeth man's blood, by man shall
his blood be shed."
The Quaker was ready with a rejoinder. "You will observe." he said,
"that Cain was not hung for killing
"That is true," responded thc Duke.
"but it was for this reason ��� there
wer    not  then   twelve    men    in   the
<* orld to m..ke a jury."
* * *
Mamma���Xina, dear, you must not
drink that milk.    Tt's sour.
Nina i *ed 4)���Why, mamma, has
thc old cow been eating pickles?
trade. Several important works for J station construction. The build- Pacific. The comfort and convenl
which appropriations were made be- [ng has a central block and two enee of its patrons are ever In the
fore the war, have been completed, ; wings, is,akin to old French chateau minds of the management, and it is
the most Important .being the style of architecture; and is admir- these factors which dominate all im-
Connaught   Tunnel   through   Mount j ably adapted to the nuaintness of the, provements. .
MacDonald,   In   the   Selkirk   .Moun-,oId  French Canadian   city.     On   the !    At tbe Lake Louise a new kitchen
tains.      The      accomplishment      of j outside of the station building there < has been  completed  which is one of
this    task    is    a    triumph    of   en-; |s a pretty ground which in the sum-  the finest on the continent.,
gineering and labor seldom equalled ; raer time, when'ils shrubs and flow-j    It  is  something  like  thirty  years
in the world's history.   The tunnel is i era   are   abloom,   will   be   a   beau-j since the-Canadian Pacific Ry. built Its
the longest double track tunnel in the ' tiful    setoff    to    the    stately    edi
Western hemisphere.   The length Is flee.   At  the  banquet,  held  on   the
about 5 miles, the time In which the occasion  of  the  opening,  Mr.  A.   D
work was performed, In  two and a  MaoTler,   General   Manager   of   thc
half years, constituting a world's n-    Eastern Lines, ; resented a sliver key
Mr. Alex. Lucas, ex-M. I.. A. for
Yale, apepars to be a sort of political
soldier of fortune, if we arc to judge
him by his sworn statements made
before a Court in Vancouver last
week. In an examination lor discovery to ascertain why he had not paid
thc costs of appeal in thc matter of
the libel suit brought by him against
the Ministerial Union of the Lower
Mainland. Mr. Lucas stated that he
was without funds and without assets; also that he had never owned
any property west of Calgary. He
was willing, however, to show his
good intentions by offering his services to any or alt of the governments
between British Columbia and the Atlantic, but there seemed to be doubts
in his mind as to where it might be
possible for him to land a position.
While the Herald- has no direct information, yet it has been generally
understood in this riding that Mr.
Lucas was thc owner of a splendid
ranch in the neighborhood of Agassiz. However, if he says tliat he has
never owned any property west of
Calgary, we arc perfectly prepared
to accept his word. Nevertheless, if
the Agassiz ranch was pure fiction
and the ex-member is without funds.
it may not be amiss to suggest that
his sons, whom he says he educated
from the proceeds of his salary while
in the civil service, dig down into that
cord. The number oi men employed
was about COO. The tunnel will mean
the elimination of several miles of
onow-sheds. will considerably ieduce
the distance connecting railway points,
and affect a big grade reduction.
The cost of the tunnel was $6,500,000.
The amount of material laid n .rom mngny
the l-oia is approximately 750,0OO|ada
cubic yards, ami weigh- considerably
over 1,500,000 tons. Mui h of the
eentre portion of the bore was througi
solid rock. The work has been card
ed out under the supervision of Mr
llk.^   I
of C
in 11
: a i ���
9   to
s   tl
of <
the   I
of anus of tlie
,\ Igueur.    Iii-- t rlcai
the large win- with
atrance,  which
ry, viz.: ��� Moi ; lar   b
ernor  of  Can has  i
li y, Viceroy of has bi
���nols, Go* ernor used
first hotel in Vancouver. Since tliat
time various extensions and alterations have been made costing tremen-
doi s sums of money, and now* the
Hoi I Vancouver stands one of the
mosl magnificent hotels on the American Continent, and is complete
with the exception of the new dining
room, construction of which has to be
postponed  for the present.
The. Algonquin Hotel, a very popu-
lar   hi sti Iry  on   the  Atlantic  coast,
has  been  slightly  altered,  the oflieu
i moved to the space formerly
a drawing room, and the old
J. G. Sullivan, chief engiueer of the;Canada, 1672, and Talon, lhe lirst In
Western Lines of the C. P. R.
Previous to this the longest railway tunnel on the American continent was the Hoosae Tunnel, 43 miles
long, on the New York Central Rail
way line. The work of the Connaught Tunnel began in 1914, and
has progressed steadily since that
time. The contractors who had the
work in hand applied an entirely new
method In tunnel piercing, known as
tbe  "Pioneer   Bore."    It  consists  of
Canada, 1665; D  tohar
of Canada, 1726 .iii. Montcalm and office now forms an extension of the
Wolfe, the famous French aud Eng lounge, so that this splendid large
llsh generals, whose names are fa-1 room with its two fireplaces is now
miliar to all; Krontenae, Governor of, devoted exclusively to the comfort of
the guests without interruption from
tendant of New France, 1665-1672. I the office routine. In 1917 there will
Recently the C. P. R. acquired the ' be new quarters erected fur the staff.
Lake Erie and Northern Railway, j One of tbe most famous hotels In
and by doing so brought their lines the world is the Banff Hotel, with Its
into touch wilh a flourishing and in- , mosl picturesque surroundings In the
teresting territory iu Western On-1 heart of the Canadian Pacific Rocky
tario, running from Gait to Port ' Mountains��� tbe delight of the tourist
Dover. The new line has connection Here the C. P. R. has built a new
with the Canadian Pacific main line |boiler house, and a "He_p��' Dorml-
at Gait and runs in conjunction with tory." This was quite a large work,
the G. P. t 11. Railway, which gives and a valuable acquisition to the
access to Kitchener and intermediate j stately hostelry,
an entirely separate tunnel driven in I points, as well as direct connection ! The decision of Lord Sbaughneaey
a line fifty feet parallel with thej with Port Dover, Brantford and In- to provide, through the department
course of the main passage through j termed late point-?. The dislriot in of Natural Resources of the C. P. R.,
tbe mountain.     6 j which the L. E. A N. runs will bene-  farm homes for many of the returned
The tunnel, which is 29 feet wide i fit much by the new life which the soldiers, Is a further proof of his *��-
and 23 feet high, follows a straight It". P. R. is putting into Ihe train ser sire that those who take part in the'
line under Mount MacDonald, emerg-1 vice there. The transportation of j war will bave recognition of their
ing In the Beaver Valley at a point the farming produce, so abundant In services. The extent and magnitude
about 1,000 feet below the present jthls part, will be facilitated, and iof the work of preparing 1,000 farms
line. The eastern entrance Is directly I tourists who wish to travel in tbe i will he realized when it Is noted that
below Hermit, a station Just east of i beautiful locality  will find a convenl; It   involves:    Building   1,000   houses,
point'ent and satisfactory service,    * jbuildlng    1.000    barns,    constructing
feet j    During the year a new railway sta-; 1,300  miles   of   fence,   digging   1000
above the sea level and 4.06a feet be-1 tion was built at Brantford. as a re-1 wells, breaking and cultivating t>o[o00
acres.     The   buildings   will   require
The passage through the mountains | P. R. and the Hamiltoh Railway. The  about   20,000,000   feet   of   lumber   to
new station is to be used by both, jerect The preparation of the fanna
The building will be a pretty set off j will entail an expenditure of about
to the town, and a convenience to the ' $3,500,000.
travelling public, as well as for thej Early in the vear Lord Shaugh-
$35,000,000 on tho development of the: business people in the neighborhood., nessv decided that Dominion wide or-
West, and the excavation of the Con-j The Canadian Pacific Ocean Ser-iganizatiou should be formed for
naught Tunnel during the period of;vices had a busy and most successful scientific research in connection with
hostilities shows that Canada is year. On the Pacific the Empress of j Canada's vast metal, hydro-electric
strong to advance at home as she is I Russia and the Empress of Asia, two jand chemical resources, which would
Of the biggest C. P. R. vessels, which ; ultimately result in the practical ap-
were released by the Admiralty, have I plication to industry of many min-
returned to their usual reutes be-lerals heretofore neglected or export-
tween Vancouver and Hongkong. ied to other countries During
The Canadian Pacific is spending the year the C. P. R. proceeded to
$1,500,000 on the development of the mobilize the best brains in the coun-
port of Vancouver. Greater trade try, and to utilize them in the man-
with Russia waa one of tbe j ner which the President, and, Indeed
big ideas expounded in shipping > the country at large, deems desirable.'
circles during the later parts of the j Arthur D. Little, Ltd., the Canadian
rt was w"b a view towards '.ranch of the well known Boston or-
Rogers    Pass.     The   highest
reached  In  the tunnel  Is
above the sea level and
low the summit of MacDonald Peak. | suit of an agreement between the C.
The passage through the mountains
will have a grade of 1 per cent, up to
tbe interior summit.
Previous to the war the C. P. R.
annually spent  from  $25,000,000  to
undoubtedly strong to fight abroad.
On July 17th, 1916, his Royal
Highness, the Duke of Connaught,
paid a visit to the tunnel and complimented the Canadian Pacific on
the progress that the company was
making. Then he baptized tbe new
work 'The Selkirk Tunnel." Some
weeks later at the request of Lord
Shaughnessy, His Royal Highness consented to have the tunned called after
himself. Henceforth it is to be called 'The Connaught Tunnel."
Improvements have been made to
several stations along the Canadian
Pacific, but the two notables arc the
new station* erected at Quebec and
North Toronto. The latter on upper
Yonge Street, was formally opened
on June 14, when Mayor Church
started the first train running between the new terminal and Montreal, and declared tbe station to be
opened for traffic. Mayor Ghurch
congratulated the Canadian Pacific
on its foresight and enterprise, dealt
with the good' relations that existed
between Toronto and the company,
and referred to the offer of the old
ftation to tha eitf, to be used as a are now In use and at feagt %i more
developing trade with Russia that
the C. P. R. appointed Mr." Owen as
their general-agent at Vladivostok,
where he will look after the handling
of business.
ganization of analytical chemists,
have been" commissioned to put the
idea Into practical effect
The C. P. R. haa given more men
to the army since the beginning of
During the summer improvement the war than any other concern In
w'ork haa been carried out at the C
P. R. terminal at St. John, N.B., mak
ing it possible to handle freight in a
more expeditious manner than In the
past The large piers Jn the coarse
of erection last year have been completed, and many new tracks have
boon laid down, so that there ia
accommodation now at Sand Point
for about 1,600 cars* Several new
shipping bertha which had been
under construction during the year
Canada, and large numbers of employees continue to Join. Tbe total
number of the C. P. R. men enlisted
is something like 7,000 and the number of killed who have appeared on
the honor roll is 170, the number of
wounded. 403. Early in tbe year
Colonel F. S. Meighen, a director of
the C. P. R., was made a Brigadier-
General, and be is now doing Invaluable work overseas. Many officials
occupy important eon-muwdg at th*
front. .    ���- .   .
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FIREPROOF WARI_.HOl.SI_:    780 BEATTY ST. Phone Bey. 73*0
Ottawa, December 9. ��� Numerous
(aint hearts.in the Conservative party
are suggesting a coalition with the
Liberals as the only chance the Ilor-
den Covemment has of keeping in
touch with the spoils of war until the
war is over. In pursuance of this object the Conservatives would cheerfully divide the blame for all that has
happened since the war began���paper
shoes, spavined chargers, fuse contracts, John Wesley Allison, and Sir
Sam Hughes���with Sir Wilfrid Laurier and his colleagues, say in the
proportion of nine Conservative cabinet ministers to six Liberal, so that
there would always be a big enough
Conservative majority to put the raw
stuff over.
The coalitiopers are-so keen about
it that they might even consent to
make Sir Wilfrid premier, after properly hampering him with a Conservative cabinet, which could outvote any
patriotic measure he might propose,
to the detriment of their profiteering
The main thing is that they don't
want to get separated from the plunder, and with this end iii view, they
are prepared to sacrifice the Liberals'
chance of winning at the next general election. It's another way of
coaxing a further extension out of the
Liberals���that is to say by 'giving
from a two-fifths interest in the reprieve. What they might say to the
Liberals is "Come hi while the water's hot, with a fair prospect of its
getting hotter. Come in, brothers,
and share the trouble."
This sort of bargain reminds one
of the white man and thc Indian,
who had shot between them six
ducks and six crows. "I want to be
fair about this," said the white man,
"so I'll give you your choice. Either
I'll take thc ducks and you take the
crows, or you take the crows and I'll
take the ducks." Such is the offer
of coalition at present being whispered in Conservative circles.
The cynical observer will be inclined to laugh at these anti-mortem
blandishments of the Borden Government. Sir Wilfrid Laurier's magnanimity toward a weak administration
which' has already been stretched a
long way may well hesitate at this
last proposal. It is the opinion of
competent critics that no Government
could possibly be as pusillanimous
and vacillating as the Borden Government has proved. Outside of handing fat contracts to its party friends
and running the war as a donkey engine to the food monopolizers, it has
not had the courage to. do anything.
Coalition, therefore, is for it only anther form of shirking.
Since the Borden Government took
office iu 1911 it has shown its dread
of responsible government by shifting its various responsibilities to ninety Royal Commissions of one kind
and another. Whenever the Borden
Government wanted to avoid a run-
in with public opinion or defer a duty,
or dodge an obligation, it appointed
a Royal Commission to keep the thing
in the air.' In tllis way it has accumulated ninety Royal Commissions
which have cost the' country up to
date something like one million dollars for doing work the Borden Government were elected and paid to do.
There are on hand now all sorts and
sizes of Royal Commissions, some
of which have reported, some of
which will report in the more or less
distant future and some of which,
like the Davidson Commission, have
no apparent intention of reporting
until the Borden Government is in its
grave and beyond the reach of harm.
At this very moment there must be
four Royal Commissions, e.ither marking time or in a state of trance, on
the question of thc high cost of living. The only thing showing any
signs of animation is the order-in-
coulicil, which plays tennis with the
matter, knocking it about from one
place to another, meanwhile expecting that the consumer will starve to
death before a probe can get fairly
started. A Government that had any
intention of relieving the _. situation
would be disciplining tbe food profiteers by various means at its disposal���regulating export, letting enough
United States' food in to bring down
the prices, investigating the combines, taxing excessive profits to
such an extent that excess would
cease to be profitable. These and a
hundred other means are theirs in the
ordinary course of the law, and any
other  powers  they  might  lack  they
have taken, by common consent, under the War Measures Acl. In fact
the only thing the Borden Government lacks is the will to help the
people by lifting Ojft little finger.
.N'o doubt Sir Wilfrid will think
twice before he accepts an offer of
coalition from a Government as anaemic as that headed by Sir Robert
Borden, a government not only anaemic, but suffering so badly from hook
worm that it can't raise a hand. Another thought to give the coalition
pause is that it would bc a coalition,
not only with the Borden Government, but with its sins���for example
with the curtailment, at England's
greatest period of trial, of the British
Thc coalitioners are said to be willing to dump Premier Borden, il necessary, and make it Premier White
instead. It makes little difference.
It does not seem possible for Liberals to be happy with either, even
were t'other dear charmer away. In
fact the coalishing is none too good.
One section of Conservatives, the
forlorn hopes, favor it, but the other
section, the grcat majority, are in favor of standing right up to the trough
as,1 long as tliere is anything left in
it.    It may be that Premier Borden
Conservative since ��� an embodied
coalition, as it were���the traditions
of the Liberal party in his bones, and
the difficulties of the Conservative
party under his hat. The only trouble is that the Liberals have not forgiven Sir Tliomas yet and, the Conservatives have not wholly taken him
to their bosom. Ile is, so to speak, on
probation. To the oldtimer* over
whose heads lie was lifted Sir Thomas
seems jusl a trifle too gay. Tom
White, premier! Let him earn it
first! Such are the sentiments which
stand in Sir Thomas' road, as premier of a coalition or of any other kind
of government.
Meanwhile the alleged horror of thc
Canadian people at a war-time election is being overworked. In the fall
of 1914 there was indeed such a horror, the issue of tbe war being then
uncertain and men's minds not indurated to its sanguinary vicissitudes.
But all that is changed now. We
know that we are going to win the
war and that the best way to win it is
to put a competent government in
which will live up to its opportunity
for service.
There have been five provincial
general elections in Canada since thc
war started���Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Manitoba and
British Columbia���three set afoot by
Conservative and two by Liberal Governments. Moreover, there has not
been a moment since the war began
when Canada was not under the shadow of a general election at thc hands
of the Government at Ottawa. More
than once the genial Mr. Rogers has
harbors the wistful thought of post- becn of the opini01I that the country
polling the day of wrath by a coalition, but  I doubt it.    The  fact that
vvas demanding a general election in
'tones of thunder."   It stands to rea
Teacher���You may spell "felt,"
Small Johnnie���F-e-l-t.
Teacher���Right. Now, what is
Small  Johnnie���Mamma's  slipper.
Premier Borden headed off the re-,son that Bob can!t/guess wrong all
velations contained in Sir Sam's let- t|)e t|me
ter by announcing the day before it
was published that he intended to stay
on the job, tends to prove that there
was something in what Sir Sam said,
namely, that Canada's "stem, strong,
silent son" was figuring how he could
back away from the trouble, take the
High Commissionership and save his
face at thc same time. It's a good
bet that Sir Robert would sooner quit
cold, that is to say, retire to thc dignity and seclusion wliich the High
Commissionership affords, than- invite more troubjf by becoming senior
partner in a coalition.
Moreover, it is quite apparent from
the heat displayed by thc "Toronto
News" that there is a faction in the
cabinet actively opposed to coalition.
As this faction includes the Hon.
Bob Rogers, Minister of Elections,
and the Hon. A. E. Kenjp,' controller
of the campaign fund, it is not likely
that a coalition will be pulled off, so
long as these two gentlemen and Premier Borden remain friends.
Sir Tliomas White is the coalitioners' other choice. Sir Thomas is an
epicene  in  politics���Liberal till  1911,
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