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British Columbia's
Leading Weekly
Industrial, Financial
Political, Social
Vol. V., No. 47���Established 1911.
Price Five Cents
Bowser And The Standard
��R. W. J. Ilowser, leader of the opposition, cascaded al
"few thousand words in attacking the Civil Service I'-ill
last Saturday, complaining that as drafted il rendered the
civil service commissioner absolutely powerless io act independently, and that the measure was mainly framed for
'lie purpose of satiating Liberal job hunters. Of course
itobody���Mr. Bowser least of all���expected that lhe Civil
Service Bill would satisfy the ex-premier. Xo hill brought
in by the Liberals can do this, .Mr. Bowser is "agin' ihe
government," first, last anrl all the time, and if he cannot
find ammunition to his hand, he will manufacture il.   This
ji the practical side of Conservative politics,   and always
���^lias been.
* Mr. Bowser is sitting on a tack*, right side up.
*.' The former premier paid us the compliment of reading a
Standard editorial to the members in the course of his
-peech. Thc Standard, very properly we maintain, had expressed the opinion that Prof. Adam Shorn was not the
right man for the chief commissionership, and pointed oui
die advisability of appointing a British Columbia man. \\ e
lid not advocate naming a Liberal or a parity supporter; as
Mr. Bowser would like to insinuate: we used plain English
which no one could misunderstand:
*| "Discarding altogether the idea of patronage, there i< no
reason why the office should not be vested in a llritish Columbian."
c Not a Liberal, not a Conservative, not a Labor man. not
i Socialist. A British Columbian, a man familiar with local
conditions, That surely is a reasonable thing to ask.
'[ There are men in this province fully qualified to assume
the responsibilities that go with this important office,
.Main- names have been mentioned. One recently brought
forward is that of 1 lis I Lonor Judge P. \Y. Howay, of New
Westminster, a man of scholarly attainments, profound
legal experience, and withal thoroughly practical and well
fitted to cope wilh the many complex problems that will
^'fiine up before the civil service commission.
\ Tt was not considered necessary to go beyond the boundaries ��f this province to secure the personel of the Workmen's Compensation Board, and there has been no reason |
to be disappointed with the work of Messrs. P��� II. Winn,
t)f Rossland: Parker Williams, of Newcastle, and Hugh
Ciilmour. of Vancouver. There are other British Columbians equally callable; give them the preference. That is
not patronage; that is good business.
May  the  glad  dawn
May   Easter    Day
Of Easter morn.
To  thine  heart say,
Bring holy joy to thee!
"Christ died and rose for thee'.''
May the calm eve
May  Easter night
Of Easter leave
On  thine heart write,
A peace divine with thee!
"O Christ, I live to Thee!"
Easter      flowers      are    blooming
He, then born to grief and pain,
Now to glory born again,
Easter   skies   pout     radiant   light:
Calleth  forth   our  gladdest  strain,
Christ our Lord is risen in might,
Glory in the highest.
Glory in the highest.
As He riseth, rise we too,
Angels caroled this sweet lay,
Tune we heart and voice anew,
When in manger rude He lay;
Offering homage glad and true,
Now  once  more  cast  grief  away,
Glory in the highest.
Glory in the highest.
���Mary  A.   Nicholson.
Moving Pictures And Recruiting
��HERE is an anomaly in the use of moving picture
' slides for recruiting purposes; when a few minutes
later the patrons of the theatre will be "entertained" with
a film showing the horrors of war. In many of the war
pictures, the official films not excepted, far too much stress
is laid on the sorry side of the great conflict. Pathetic
scenes depicting the work at the dressing stations, with sad
faced nurses hovering over the mutilated wrecks of what
once were men, are flashed on the screen. Long processions of the halt, the lame and the blind are part of the program. The hideousness ot war is "played up" to the limit.
If Why? These scenes of horror are not elevating. They
are not instructive. They merely cater lo the morbid and
the curious. No one is the better for seeing the sorrowful
faces of wounded men flashed on a canvas. They serve no
good purpose*. On the contrary, such pictures have a deterrent effect on recruiting. They tend to keep able bodied
men from signing up. The normal man has no desire to
become a cripple; and frequent visions of the wrecks of the
battlefield arc apt to so prey on his mind that they will
blind him to a sense of his duty to thc Empire and the
cause of freedom, and make of him a callow and selfish
-diirker. This is regrettable, but it is true.
fi There is only one remedy, and it resls with the moving
picture censor to apply it. Let all morbid scenes be cut out;
the world is sad enough as it is.
Conscription Is Overdue
��ANY months ago Sir Robert Borden, speaking in England as prime minister of Canada, solemnly promised
that this country would contribute half a million men to the
fighting strength of the Entente Allies. This promise was
later repeated in the Canadian parliament, and it has had
practically unanimous endorsation from the Atlantic to the
\\ As matters stand today, Canada faces national dishonor.
Only three-fifths of lhe required number of men have been
recruited, and for some lime recruiting has been almost at
a standstill. This is deplorable, but unfortunately il is
true. Canada is almost disloyally apathetic.
1; There is only one way in which Premier Borden's pledge
can be fulfilled, only one way in which Canada can hold the
proud place she gained in tiie heart of the Empire in the
firsl dark days of ihe world war. Conscription is the only
solution of the difficulty. The time has passed when theatrical methods and barnstorming*' can-induce men to sign
up. Half measures such as.*-the recent National Service
chemc are useless; they are all but ridiculous, viewed in
,, in "Vou Should" must
If There are tens of thousands of husky young Canadians,
withdut ties or responsibilities, whose mental vision is so
restricted lhal they cannot sec that lhe great fight for freedom is any of their concern. They have no patriotic perspective; menially they are atrophied. These men cannot
be coaxed into khaki, they must be shoved into il. The day
or moral suasion is passed,
fl Napoleon's dictum:     "Coil fights on    the    side of the
*-������*-*���*������ *���*���**-  �����������������-������- *-.���   ���������- y ���������
ihe light of alter events. '1^w_$l,<*gan 'A
give wav to the imperative "\du Must."
What Do Demonstration Farms Demonstrate?
��\2(\ \'M\ once in a while, or oftener, we read glowing ac-
^* counts of the splendid results obtained at the various
experimental farms located at selected spots between Halifax and Vancouver, Leaflet*-, pamphlets and books are
published, by order of the minister of Agriculture, giving
details of the work accomplished, the success of the various experiments, and conclusions to be drawn from the
season's work. The books are usually adorned with beautiful pictures, which add to their attractiveness.
��� ' These farms are undoubtedly accomplishing a great
ideal; in the opinion of the unimitiated the}" are an almost
indispensable asset to the farmer. But the farmer, stub-
j bom creature that he is, refuses to enthuse.   He is obsessed
With the idea that the demonstration farm is a business
| managed in a manner that would send him to the poor
I house in twelve months, if he attempted it on his own broad
i acres,    lie thinks the government system may be all right
for a gentleman's garden, but is not practical for the hon-
! est-to-goodness farm, where the capital is largely brawn,'
' not brass.
M Mr. Parmer is particularly interested in growing something for profit, whether it be cattle or foodstuffs* and to
get a profit il musl be done at the minimum cost.   This is
I where the government station differs.    Tt may show that
! alfalfa can be grown in a certain section, but when the work
incidental to the raising of the crop is analyzed, the farmer
throws up his hands,    lt can be done on a small experimental patch, but on a fifty-acre field the cost would be
[prohibitive.    'Ihc farmer cannot afford to tickle the soil
around each plant morning after morning, or tO instal a
complicated irrigation system, or do any of the other "sci-
lentific" and cxpcnsive.labor required to produce results.,
! The game is not worfti ihc candle: he would spend a hundred dollars for a return of twenty-five.
' li is almost impossible to secure from any experimental
! farm an estimate of what it has cost to raise any particular
crop. The business, apparently, is to demonstrate thai it
| can be done, but the practical man looks deeper. He is not
on the land for his health, and before he follows the governmental lead he wants to know the price he must pay.
And he also wants to know about the failures of previous
years, for wilh him one success mayj.e ai: accident, or due
strongest balallions," holds
vears ago.
md today as il did a hundred
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Pheasants And Farmers
���QHEASANTS and partridges have from time to time
���^ been introduced into the Fraser and other valleys,
usually without the farmer being consulted in the matter.
The province has paid out large sums of money for the edification of city sportsmen, and new and costly schemes of
I increasing the bird population are frequently tried. The
"latest proposal deals with the slaughtering of horned owls
and crows.
If But here is where the farmer has something to say. The
crow is his friend, and he is willing to tolerate the horned
owl because of that wise bird's appetite for rats, mice and
skunks. Any plan which aims at the killing off of these
biftds will be strongly opposed by the man on the land, who
loudly protests that the pheasants and partridges dip him a
great deal more damage than he suffers from what the city
sportsmen call "pests."
If There are rumors that Austria and Bulgaria are about to
make peace proposals. The Entente Allies are too happily
busy to listen just now.
Hydro-Electric Power
ONTARIO'S Hydro-Electric Commission is rapidly developing into the biggest institution in that province.
A few years ago all electric power in the province was in
the hands of monopolists and industry was at a standstill. The province, through its Commission, went into
the power development business on behalf of the municipalities. It has been a wonderful success. Just now
tlie power developed by or for the Commission is 200,000
h. p. ll is all in use and the demand is for many thousands of h. p. for immediate delivery. The investment to
date is forty million dollars roughly, and the profit to the
municipalities last year was $999,000. The plans now are
to increase the investment immediately to a hundred million dollars and the available horse power correspondingly.
In fact, plans are on foot to place ai the disposal of ihe
public two million horse power.
1f Electricity is the great power and the country with an
available supply has ils neighbors so badly handicapped
that there is no comparison. When British Columbia
really wants to develop its resources and increase its industrial enterprises, increase agricultural production, improve
transportation, protect its forests, in fact when the people
want to get away from wildcat booms and possess an
honest desire to live and prosper legitimately, there will
be a demand for electrical energy developed by the province and controlled by the municipalities who will be
responsible for the payment of interest and sinking fund.
���Omineca Herald.
lo unusttal weather-condition
came from Missouri.
farmer oripinallv*
Amateur Gardening
.!_!:!,. Mii;
If It rather took the wind out of Mr. Bowser's sails when
Attorney-General M.-A. Macdonald invited him to name a
judge to conduct an inquiry into the alleged election irregularities at Fort George. Mr. Bowser is a great deal
fonder of insinuation than of investigation.
IT Mr. S. Wellwood. bookkeeper for William Dick. Ltd., is
the artist who drew the striking picture on the front cover
of "The Country Gentleman" of this week's issue. The picture shows a young lad holding a pup in his arms, and is
one of the best carried by that widely circulated publication
for some months.
J^HE indurated city lot and the sod bound suburban plot
^"-' are to he relentlessly attacked this spring by-tlie amateur who has a hoe and enough ambition to strike at the
fundamental cause of the elevated expense of existence,
more familiarly known as old 11. C. of L. There is an instinct lying dormant in every human being to plant something.
I7 In the municipalities nearly every resident has a back
yard Or a front yard, according to the location of the house
on the lot, and a great majority of these are utilized for the
cultivation of "garden sass" instead of being devoted to
lawns, tennis courts and croquet grounds, such as prevail in
the city, where not so high a percentage of the residents are
Working people.
' The intrinsic value of agricultural education and school
gardening especially in city schools, is the subject of much
discussion and there is a wide divergence of view apparent.
Some consider thai school gardening is largely a fad, such
as might well be dispensed with in favor of the usual school
routine and text hook studies; others would go to the opposite extreme and push the matter so far as to cause interference with the regular and necessary work of the class
' Everyone should strive to produce something in the line
ol food stuffs which after all may come to be the nation's
greatest need. Even the least possible from each of thc
65.000 boys and girls of British Columbia would mean a
great amount in the aggregate.
| In the spring of 1915 special regulations were adopted bv
the education department with respect to school gardens
and in that year 100 schools took up the subject, 80 of
which qualified for the grant. In these SO schools the work-
was conducted by 115 teachers with approximately 2500
children. School boards received $4052 and teachers $765.
JJ Tn the last analysis it is the land which supports all. The
science of the working of the land as aU the. subjects which
appear and re-appear upon the pages of books have their
source either in nature or in human experience is valuable.
If education is worth while it must lead to an enrichment
of that human experience.
�� Premier Brewster has put the quietus on rumors that he
was approached by Mr. P. C. Wade, editor of the Vancouver Sun, a Liberal newspaper, with a view to securing a
$25,000 printing contract. Surely, oh surely, Mr. Wade
would not do such a thing: certainly Mr. Brewster would
not tolerate it. ���r
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One of Vancouver's Fairest Daughters.
Miss Morris is the 19-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph F. Morris, Kensington Place, and is one of the most popular candidates for the
Throne of the Queen of the War Dance. She is being supported by the firm
of Messrs. Todd and Manning. Among the anny of tier friends are the
members of the Elks' fraternity.
There Are
Two Sides
to Every
The Nigger in
The Woodpile
Read This
After the
War News
Analysis of the broadsides issued daily from the headquarters of the eight "altruistic" dentists, the gentlemen who are
buying newspaper space by the yard purely and simply
"in the best interests of the general public" and not in the
least���most certainly not���in their own personal interests,
discloses that the sum and substance of their complaint is
this: that by various means the B. C. Dental Council limits
as far as possible lhe number of practising dentists in British Columbia for the pecuniary benefit of the dentist body
in this province, thus constituting a "dental trust."
This allegation is contained in four principal statements
which, if true, would go some distance to support the contention. But they are not true, and their reiteration in bigger and bigger type day by day does not make them any
less untrue. s
(1) "The number of dentists licensed to practice in Hritish Columbia is less, in proportion to population, than iu any other province of
Canada or in any state of the United
(21 "Licenses to practice dentistry arc granted only on the passing
of examinations which arc held by
the Council only semi-annually."
(3) "Is there any reason why a
dentist operating under a license of
thc Dominion Dental Council in
Halifax, St, John, Toronto, Winnipeg, Calgary or Edmonton should hi'
denied the right to practice in Hritish Columbia?"
(41 "In Hritish Columbia the percentage of candidates who failed to
pass on thc examinations, controlled
by the B. C. Dental College during
the past five years is from 80 to 85
per cent."
(1) The number of dentists practising in British Columbia per capita
is second only to the number practising in Ontario. The number of
practising dentists in Canada, per capita is 1 to AM); iu Ontario, 1 to 2800;
in Hritish Columbia, 1 to 2900.
(2) Thc examinations are held by
a board of examiners appointed by
the* government. The papers ami
ment offices and are open for in-
a'nswers arc on file at the gove
spection. Any unfairness would
therefore be promptly exposed.
(3) the H 0. Dental Council has
expressed its willingness to accept
Dominion Dental Council qualifications anil is asking the necessary
power of the Provincial Government;
Following negotiations extending
over the last two years.
(4) Over 40 per cent, of all appli'
cants have been granted registration in thc past five ycais. a percentage that compares favorably
with those of other provinces antl
Asserting that more dentists arc needed I'or thc rural districts, thc al"
paAOJiklE jo soicnpciii tn pauiciS oq siiuu.ni __ji_.ioiiui.-i) ibi|1 puiuuDp (,sisiiui
colleges, but���
They require that the dentist holding such a permit is to be allowed to
practice only in the office of a registered dentist.
This might enable registered dentists in the cities to make money out of
the work of unlicensed assistants, who can.be obtained at less than half the
salaries paid to registered men, but it would not send dentists out to the
country districts.
This series of statements is published by the authority of a special committee representing the B. C. Dental Society, the Vancouver Dental Society,
the Victoria Dental Society, and the B. C. College of Dental Surgeons.
"He is not here: For He is risen, as He said.   Come, see the Place where I
the Lord lay."���Matt. 28:6.
Canadian Northern Railway
9.00 A. M. SUNDAV
FRIDAY, 9.00 A.M.
7.00 p.m.    Leave   VANCOUVER   Arrive a.m. 11.00
0.45 p.m.    Arrive    Chilliwack    Arrive a.m.    8.15
11.00 p.m.    Arrive    Hope    Leave a.m.    7.00
Full particulars may be obtained from any Canadian Northern Agent.
Phone Seymour 2482
THERE is no indication of the ob-
Bervance of  the   Easter  festival
in tlic New Testament or iu the
writings    of thc apostolic    Fathers,
The sanctity of special times was an
idea absent from the minds of the first
Christians. "The whole of time is a
festival  unto  Christians    because     oi
the excellency    of the g 1    things
which lime been given." says one ol
the early writers. Hut thi.-. docs nut
preclude US from celebrating in ;i
very especial manner, the Resurrection of the once despised ami rejected I
N'azerene, In these times, tlie most
serious in the history of the nations
ni tlie earth ii behoves all Christian
people t" seek the face oi our Holy
Coil. Wc have failed to recognize
the greatness of the gift bestowed
upon the world ill thc form of Jesus
tlic Saviour, The power of His death
ami resurrection has not gripped humanity as it ought to have done, ami
as it can do. if given free course in
the hearts anil lives oi men. These
days of repentance antl prayer give
us opportunity for meditating upon
the significance of this greatest of all
world events.
The Mystery of Death
There is over the nations at this
moment a great death pall. Thousands of the noblest of suns have
died battling in this great struggle.
The mystery of death is perplexing
thc minds of all thinking people. It
seems so strangely wanton in its
waste. Thc graves of these young
heroes challenge our deepest
thoughts. Why is all this carefully
collected store of noble manhood.
precious beyond calculation emptied
on the ground? "What'a mystery of
mysteries is this life," cried the grcat
Cobden, when the nc'ws of his son's
death reached him. "That one so
young anil bright, around whom our
dreams ami hopes had been twining
themselves for many years, should':
be in a few hours struck down and
withered like a weed?"
Is There Any Hope?
Ami in these war days we could
multiple many instances. Almost
every family in our Empire lias Inn!
this sad experience, antl around ill-
most every family hearth these same
questions have been asked; Nor can
fine  writing,  or grand eloquent ora'
tory answer the heart yearnings o(
onr bereaved; Have we in our religion any sure wortl of hope for the
breaking and broken hearts of men,
or can we only bid them brace lliem*
mIvcs it, hear as best they can? Have
wc any gospel with which io overcome the sharpness of death?
Death  Has  Been  Abolished
Men had llieir intimations ol
immortality before Christ came, as
many poets ami philosophers have
had them since, ami we can with
greal cblllforl listen lo all that our
own minds antl hearts tell us I'm'
the fortifying of our faith. Hut that
which took thc dark dread out of immortality ami shetl a radiance upon
all human relationships ami tlie per-
nicuacc of human love anil took ihc
terror out of men's eyes as they
looked into, tlie face of death was and
is llie message of Easter day.���
"Christ has abolished Death." The
faint flickerings of hope were fanned
into the glowing assurance of a life
beyond on that first Easter mom
when His faithful followers heard
from the lips of the angel at the open
tomb'the good tidings. "He is not
here: for Ile is risen." One mightier
than death had been met and had been
overthrown! / Cod's great word to
His children is not now death but
life. This is the Gospel of Easter.
Comfort���The Easter Message
Our comfort is in this assurance of
ihc living Christ. In the tremendous fact that He is risen from the
dead, and in the calm supremacy
which is lifted far above all the accidents of change and time, we can
trust our dead to Him. What power
can lie like this to help us bear the
burden of life? For those who sit
ami think of thc quick step, the ringing voice, lhe bright vision of happiness, that have passetl beyond their
ken. because of this terrible scourge
of war, there is, and can be, but one
voice which has power to soothe ami
bless. ()ur risen Saviour will keep
those whom we have lost safely in
His love, lie will imt suffer these
lives of such splendid promise am',
glowing courage ami enthusiasm t-1
he poured like water mi thc ground.
In a way which we may not clearly
understand He will bring, life anil immortality   to   light.     At   this   Raster
Tliis factory is located at Brilliant, B. C. ami is one ol lhe largest in C,
ada. Some little lime ago lhe Doukhobor colony donated t" the govct
nicnt a large supply of jam for the use nf lhe convalescent soldiers.
The Provincial Returned Soldiers'
Commission, with headquarters al
Victoria, gives the total number of
returned soldiers on ihe commission
records as 1251; undergoing treatment at their homes, 82; diverted lo
other provinces for treatment in hospitals anil sanatoria, 53; total under
treatment, 43K. .Men listed for employment by the Commission, 630;
men on files waiting for employment,
A call has gone out for increased
production in 1917, aud townspeople
are urged to cultivate every acre of
waste land. If everybody who can
will tin bis bit in this way it will help
keep down the cost of living antl the
title let us think on these things. Let
us cheer anil strengthen our hearts
with thoughts of Him who has .conquered death. Let us give thanks to
Our Rather which are in Heaven, for
Him who is (lie first ami the last,
who livetb ami was dead, and is alive
for evermore.
"Comfort the Easter   Message."
exercise itself will add in the general
health oi those who employ t
spare hours in cultivating a garden
or in raising poultry or in any other
way that produces foodstuffs. I.""'.
about now antl see if you cannot help
others by helping yourself. Self hei]
is more blessed than self-denial.
An Ail. in The Standard pays.
Estd. 1904.       Phone High. 285
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
into the finest
Sauer Kraut
at  our  Vancouver  factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1365-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
Ready For Your Inspection.
ra G. S. FORSYTH & CO.
���sa Corner Homer and Hastings St.
"Xo advertiser expects every reader, or even a tenth of the readers, to
answer directly the ad," says Farm
and Fireside, the national farm paper published in Springfield, Ohio.
"He is satisfied if the reader simply
gives his advertising message consideration and remembers part of it
so that in the future when the reader
wants the particular advertised he
will know what brand to ask for, and
where to get it. In other words, the
chief thing thc advertiser hopes to
get is good-will, because business ex*
periencc shows that people eventually patronize concerns for which
they  have a friendly  feeling.
"If the advertisement is in a paper
toward which he feels kindly, the advertisements in it are introduced to
him, you might say, by a friend. That
is about all there is to the whole
matter. Thc editors try to deserve
your friendship by helping you in
your business and by entertaining
you. The advertisers ask for your
friendship because they know you
will buy your necessities and luxuries
from concerns you like or which arc
well  recommended to you."
"The worltl turns aside to let any
man pass, who knows whither he is
going."���David Starr Jordan.
C.P.R. Military Medal Hero
��� The well-dressed man commands respect and attention. Ihe number ot
really well-dressed men is limited and principally because too many neglect to
insist upon their clothes being made by a skilled organization such as is found
in the 20th Century Brand tailor shops. Don't make that mistake this season.    Demand.
"20th Century Brand"
Step in and look over thc new Spring Styles and the new fabrics.
The new style flat brim, bound edge, in pearl green and slate arc now on display
The latest designs including the wide stripe in finest fabrics, are now on display
Plain and fancy neckwear in great variety, including the new Paisley designs.
The largest stock in thc Province to select from, including plain and fancy worsteds and tweeds from $3.00 to $9.50
in all qualities and shades
Fox's Spiral Puttees $2.75; Superfine $3.25.
Corporal Ralph G. Murrow, who
tor four years previous to the outbreak ot war was tn the Passenger
Department, C.P.R., Liverpool, hat
won the Military Medal.
Corporal Murrow joined tbe K.I_t.
R. tbe day war was declared and
went to France In February, 1915.
Before the war he was a well-
known member ot the Harrowby
Football Club and it Is interesting
to record the tact that the act
which won tor him the coveted medal was performed in the rescue ot
t% club mate, A. H. Robertson., who
had been seriously wounded. Cor-
ipor&l Murrow picked up bis l companion* and carried him some 500
yards under a heavy tire to the
British lines.
If your bov needs a suit���try us.   Our stock is large and   varied enough to
suit all tastes���and moreover our PRICES'ARE REASONABLE.
Sweaters and Sweater Coats    in all
colors and sizes from 20 to 34. Assorted prices.
Shirt Waists in white, stripes, etc.;
sizes from 5 to 16 years. Prices
50c to $1.25.
'>:.. SATURDAY. ARKII. 7.  I9if.
It has been said that "In Spring i
young man's fancy lightly turns to
thoughts of love." That may be so,
we will not venture to doubt it, but it
is equally true that in the Spring woman's fancy turns most determinedly to thoughts ol replenishing her
wardrobe. And spring really is coming, though the fact is a hard one to
grasp, antl it will conic upon us quite
suddenly, too. when we are all unprepared for it. if we are not very
careful, for there is no sunshine like
that of the early spring, the sunshine
that calls to the birds to sing, the
branches to break into bud, to the
crocuses anil snow drops to lift their
pretty heads,' but, alas! a sunshine
tliat makes doubly apparenl any
signs of wear or tear in a woman's
All through the 'huh dull days,
<lays of rain, or snow, or biting
winds, we have wrapped ourselves ill
our big coats, huddled ourselves in
furs, and felt thankful even for rubbers, but with the first real spring
���day, with its gentle warmth, and
sweet earthly smells, all this is altered. The furs, the coats, the rubbers are flung from us. something
lighter, prettier, daintier, younger, is
what we want, for does not the advent of spring remove years from our
shoulders, put new blood into our
veins and fill our hearts with hope
and song. So. let us to the stores,
ami find out what fashion decrees
that we shall wear, and how ii is to
be worn.
It Is more than ;t whisper that the
"'barrel" skirt is the newest drape,
that is the skirl which has jusl a little less fulness at the bottom than at
the top, the greatest flare being just
about the knees. Still if any of us
diject to anything quite so up to date,
there are skirls with straight lines, ,a
trifle longer and narrower than heretofore', still sensibly short, about .-i*.
inches from the ground is the recognized smart length we arc told,
hud it really was quite time to call a
"halt." was il not?
The newest coats do not reach
much below the hips, antl are more
inclined to the straight lines than the
flaring ones, and most of them are
-still belted, and the possessors of
pockets. As to materials, a wide
field is offerctl for selection, il is a
matter to be guided nol only by individual taste, but often by the length
of thc purse.
Of course for good workman-like
utility, combined with smartness,
there is nothing to beat thc heather
mixture tweeds, which can be had in
varying weights and all manner of
shade*, some with just an inclination
towards a soft mauve shade being
quite specially chic. Buttons of all
sorts arc still much in evidence as
trimming. Black antl white check,
preferably in the rougher makes, invariably  looks well.
Likely to be one of the most useful models of the year is the tunic
blouse, which iu some cases reaches
well towartl tlie knees, ami is made
of soft satin. Georgette cr.pe. taffeta, crepe tic chine, or any other
softly hanging material. The color
should either match the skirt, or
blend with it in some subtle ami artistic manner. These tunic blouses
.ire quite the newest and most effective affairs for afternoon wear in
the house, and later on will be much
seen for street wear. Stripes promise
to bc again with us, many of the taffeta silks are showing them, both in
dark shades, blues, greens and
browns, and in the delicate pinks,
niauvcs, blues antl yellows, so eminently becoming for summer wear.
But the spring is not to be appeased with thc purchase of a new-
suit only. Oh, no, there is the hat
to be thought of. Ami here the
largest variety again offers itself, for
there are' big hats, small hats, tilted
hats and straight hats, whichever
suits you, wear it, but when you
choose it, do be careful that the profile view is equally as becoming as
the front view, a most important de*
tail, but one which so many women
are apt to overlook when choosing
the new ch'apeau.
Some of the newest hats are made
of silk, either plain or shirred, and
the rougher, coarses straws are
smart. Very little trimming is used,
metal flowers are new, or those curious Oriental looking tassels and
ornaments, or even a large boldly
worked spider or butterfly  is all  thc
Vancouver's Native Candidate
1  toe.   feeling quite  sorry  for  those
I unfortunate   people   win,   missed   the
���   i rt given  in aid of the   Rei   i
~ol licrs     by   Mrs.     Brougham,     mi
Wednesday    evening  of  last   week.
I hi-, singei  does not often appear on
the   public   platform   and     when    she
dbes,  it  is :i  treat  nol  to be  missed
appreciators of inn   art; for Mr-.
lughani   combines   this     with   her
splendid contralto '. tiie.
Though the audience ca- compara*
lively  small  Mrs.  Brougham  received
quite an  ovation, in fact it  is a  long
e   since   appreciation   has   been   so
niy     shown   to  any     singer   on   a
Vancouver platform.
Some of thc songs given were truly
charming and should recommend
themselves to singers of any ability
There was Sibelius' "Roses Fune
bre.s" (Black Roses I: this Mrs.
Brougham sang in French, but it can
he hail with the English version of
the words by William Wallace, a
very beautiful translation-, there was
also "Dawn." by Spencer Dyke, and
"At Dawning," ami "The Land of
the Sky Blue Water.' both by Cad-
inan; also one by a local composer,
'Mr. beane Wells called "In Hauler's Fields," which possesses both
charm antl appeal, antl should become
Of the I!.
Dance, is
tive Sous.
C. News Service
a native-born gii
I ler friend- a
Iter as their Omen.
. who is one oi the entrants for Queen of ihe War
I.    She is receiving hearty  support from "The \a-
rc appealing io the loyally of Vancouver to select
trimming needed, whil.c the veil of
thc moment is Undoubtedly the shori
"lie. reaching jusl below the nose.
Draped veils will also become popular, iintl always look smart when
will worn. .With regard to thc
dressing of thi hair beneath the hat,
the tendency .is towards ;t simpler
mode than formerly. Soli waves,
pull's antl curls, high on the head
for evening wear, lint the wise woman knows just the style of hair-
dressing which is becoming to her
.own features, and general type, anil
having once found out she will adhere to that style, in yspitc of anything that fashion may say lo the
contrary. The modes of the moment
can always be modified aud suited to
ones own particular style, and one
can still be well dressed ami up-Io-
the minute, anil yet preserve one's
own individuality.
To run to' extremes, we will go
from thc head to the feet, and cast a
glance at the prevailing modes in
footwear. For morning wear, the
heel must be rather low anil of the
flat order, and can be a high sfhoe or
an oxford, many of Ihem being fancy
slilchetl. in black or Russia leather,
or again the morning wear shoe may
be of while buckskin, or a combination of white anil black or tan leather. For afternoon the decree goes
forth for the higher Louis heel, in a
pump, or high shoe, in black, bronze,
grey, or any of the ch:iruling shade's
now obtainable. The favorite evening shoe is the silver or goltl cloth,
while satin, red. bronze and grey
suede arc  also  worn.
By the way, as thc spring sunshine
has thc nasty habit of calling attention to any spots and discoloration
upon our clothes, anil especially
light colored ones, here is a formula
which was given to mc some time
ago, for removing them: Mix thoroughly five ounces of pipeclay, and
one ounce of pulverized French
chalk, with two ounces of spirits of
wine to form a paste. Shape into a
ball. Dampen thc material to bc
cleaned with warm water, rub the
ball well in, leave to dry for some
hours, then brrush out the powder.
Three sections of the original
manuscript of the "Adventures of
Sherlock Holmes." were contributed by Sir CanonvDoyle to the sale of
gifts held at Messrs. Christie's in
London last month, on behall of the
British  Red  Cross Society.
From the Ads of the Future-
Foreman Wanted���Must be outside
the ages of sixteen and sixty, a total
physical wreck, and incapable of doing any work of any importance.
Splendid prospects  for  efficient man.
Whal a charming entertainment
was the concert given by the University Ladies' Che Club antl held
in the Auditorium of that building
mi Friday evening last. There always is a great charm aboul these
university students' performances,
and 1 have come to the conclusion
that it is the general air of youthful"
ness that pervades them, that gets
into tnie's .system, and takes one
back to one's own school days antl
gives one such a feeling of sympathetic appreciation of the efforts of
thc young performers. Then again.
the .performances are always worth
attending for the work is done with
earnestness ami the conscientious objective of giving of their hest. anil
the training is in gootl hands.
On Wednesday last the singing of
the Glee Club was delightfully pleasing, im work was attempted which
was more than the small bodj of
singers could execute well, and good
taste was shown in the renderings.
The same may he saitl of the university orchestra, which as yet is
small, consisting only oi ten piece-.
hul they play carefully and with due
attention to intonation ami tempo,
and so are paving the way for more
ambitious work. Mrs. Huntley Green,
the clever pianist from Victoria, who
has already charmed lhe hearts of
Vancouver audiences, scored another
success, playing splendidly, and
there, too she fitted so well into lhe
general scheme of youthful charm.
Another young artist was Mr. Frank
Brenchlcy, who is the possessor of a
most unusual baritone voice, of good
quality, ami tremendous power and
which, when he has made a study of
singing, ami is able to combine it
with true art, should place him high
in the ranks of singers.
The songs, composed by Mr. Dich*
mont, who has been invalided home
from the fighting line and who on
Friday evening played their accompaniments, to Mrs. Walter Coult*
hard's singing, were full of charm
and sympathy, and should not be beyond the powers of the amateur vocalist, the one called "Falling
Asleep."  was  specially pleasing.
From the Novel of the Future.���
Lady Helen in her most becoming
dress of coarse calico strolled up
through her vegetable park to the
thc house, where she toyed daintily
with her lunch of turnip antl potato
stew, flavored with portions of her
late Pomeranian. The room was
tastefully decorated with pots of
luxurious onions antl lettuce, etc.
A number of prominent writers in
llritish Columbia have banded together to petition the government to
liar from ihis province any in iviilg
picture film based on a stolen idea���
provided the author who claims to
have originated the idea can adduce
satisfactory proof of his claim. The
names of the writers who arc back
of ihe movement have not been ascertained, hut some prominence is
given to their proposal in recent issues of magazines devoted to the
moving picture industry.
There are scores of men ami women in this province who have at
sonic time or other written scenarios,
hut not many are numbered among
the successes of that comparatively
new branch of authorship. Many of
these writers are "graduates" of
mail order "schools" which teach the
arc of writing scenarios, for anything from five lo twenty-five dollars. These schools may nol turn out
very brilliant graduates, but they certainly   get   the  money.
Nol all the 11. C. scenario writers
[are nf this class. Men who have
made a Success in journalism and
short story writing have tried their
hand on a few scenarios, and it is
irom tliis class that the provincial
government is about to he approached. Some of these writers allege
that their scenarios have been kept
for weeks by moving picture promoters, anil finally returned as unsuitable. Later, films based on lhe
plot of their scenarios have been released, the scene oi action ami possibly some of the minor characters
being changed.
Men who are in touch with the
moving picture industry acknowledge that there is a great dearth of
good scenario material at the present time, tine largely to prominent
authors refusing to continue writing
.or lhe producers, partly because the
prices paid have been too low. anil
partly because tlie siorics they submit are hashed ami altered by what
they term "ham-fat directors." Even
iu the palmy days when a large number of well known writers were supposed tu be producing scenarios,
mosl of the actual work uas done by
"ghosts." or stall men. the author's
name being used to give the Stoty
i literary kudos.
Rex Beach is one oi lhe lew big
men who is still producing scenarios,
and he is said to he doing it because
his artistic temperament revolts at
the professional presentation o' his
novels in film form, when prepared
by staff men. Beach has sold the
movie rights of all his novels, antl can
now only get satisfaction by turning
them into scenarios. He is at present working on a new dramatization
of "Thc Barrier."
Moving picture producers profess
to bc willing to pay from $30 to $1000
for a scenario, and say they will do
even bettc. for a high-class feature
play. A Vancouver man who ha., attained some success as a writer declares he has refused $1500 for a five-
reel story, and he has the scenario to
prove it. He is holding out for
$1800. believing the market is rising.
But he apparently has a corner on
optimism in thc ranks of B. C. writers. Others merely get a polite note
saying their manuscript has had a
careful reading, but is not just what
the director wants at present. Then
they commence watching for the appearance of the film which will give
them all the pride of authorship,
without having experienced the pleasures of  financial remuneration.
B. C. Commercial Travellers'
War Dance
Endorsed by
B. & P. O. OF ELKS, No. 1
Several thousand officers and employees of the Canadian Paeifio
Railway Company enlisted for active military duty with the Canadian
Expeditionary Forces, and the majority oi' them are now iu Europe,
bravely battling for Canada and the Empire. This list of those who
have given up their lives for their country or been wounded in action
does not include the Army Reserves.
Alexander, Geo. B.     Laborer
sllingham, J. R. E.     Brakeman
Armstrong, Albert P. Brakeman
lialley Artaur Clerk
Beggs, P. J. Switchman
Bell, Gerald Joseph    Clerk
Ben net, John George Nut Tapper
Bibby, Lawrence        Wiper
Biddlecombe, Geo. A. Constable
Bishop. Gilbert Clerk
Blois, George Loco. Engineer
Bov.den, Chris. J.       Checker
Brown, John Aylmer Trainman
Buckle, Thomas W.   Loco. Fireman
Campbell, George       Fireman
Chaffey, Joseph Waiter
Chapman. George       Checker
Clark. Chas. Branch   Clerk
Colley, Vincent Loco. Fireman
Copping, Ernest Noc'Insttrumentnian
Corbln, Harold John  Steam Fitter
Cornwall,.Chas. W.
Crt.gg, Joseph
Crouch, Jack
Cumine, Butler P,
Davidson, Henry
Davies, John Thos.
Decker. Archie
Delaney, Martin
Dickinson, Chas. E.
Dove, Andrew
Dubois, John
Edgar, John
Fawcett, Archie
Gallagher, James W
Gammon, Lee
Gordon, Harry
Gray, David
Green, John
Greentree, Geo. V).
Guyot, Alfred
Gwinn. Cecil
Hall, Joseph
Harrison, Robt. H.
Henderson, John
Hern, I.oftus Roy
Hill, Albert
Hiriton, Thomas
Jenkins, Alexander
Johnson. \V.
Kay. Robert
Keay, George Ness
Kinne. Hudson I'.
Lamourie, Peter
Lawson, Frederick
Leonard, Frederick
t/ewis Arnold
Longmire, Harold
Loverldge, Harold D. Laborer
Lowe. George Loader
McDermott, Charles   Bell Boy
McKenzie, Alexander Cook
McNlcol, James Trainman
Marr, Lionel Gelded Gardner
Night Watchman
Appr. Carpenter
Loco. Fireman
Mach. Apprentice
Loco. Fireman
Loco. Fireman
Bollermkrs. Appr
Loco. Fireman
Car Repairer
Car Repairer
I_oco. Fireman
Mead, Mark
Morkill, Francis E.
Newman, George S
Norton, Cecil Herb.
Parkinson. Alfred 0.
Parnell. Reginald R.
Pone. Christopher L.
Queenville. Stephen
Renton, Sidney C.
Robinson, Alfred
Robinson,**John R.
Trans. Student
Loco. Engineer
Leading Handler
Roughton, Clifford G. Baggage Checker
Sexton, F. J.
Spencer, Kenneth M.
Sweeney, James A.
Todd, Arthur
Wade. Robert C.
West wood. William
Wood. W. .1.
Woodward, Fred'k.
Loco. Fireman
Car Repairer
I 'algary
Medicine Hat
Glen Yard
New Westminster
B.C. Coast Strs.
Wey burn
McAdam Jnef..
Glacier House
Moose Jaw
Brit. Col. Dist.
Moose Jaw
Montreal Wharf
Medicine Hat
Brit. Col. Dist.
. Angus
West Toronto
North Bay
Windsor. Ont.
Chat. Frontenac
La Riviere
North Bay
Glen Yard
North Bay
Red Deer
Koot. Cent. Rly.
Green Valley
B. C. Lake Strs.
Laurentian Divn.
B. C. Cost. Strs.
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Suffering from shoci
Died of wounds
Killed in action
Died of wounds
Died of wounds
Killed in action
Killed in action
Presumed dead
Died of wounds
Presumed dead
Suffering from shock
Killed In action
Presumed dead
Killed in action
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Killed in aetion
Suffering concussion
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Killed in action
Died of wounds
Killed in action
Wounded antl missing
Presumed dead
Died of wounds
Presumed dead
Suffering from shock
Died cf wounds
Killed in action
Presumed dead
Killed in action
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Presumed dead
Killed in action
Died of wounds
Diet! of wounds
Killed in action
Believed dead
Presumed dead
Killed in action
MoxTiu-Ai.  March Vth, 1917  (List No. 15).
Note.���Where "presumed dead" appears abtfvp, the employees rpferrcd to
have been missing for long ueriods, and their death is presumed by tlu
Militia Department,
The   Standard   editor   searched   his
Bible for consolation over thc dreary
prohibition   outlook   ami     found   the
following  the  day  the    count  finally
went wet: "Awake ye drunkards and
weep and howl all ye drinkers of
wine because of the new wine for it*
is cut off from your mouth.���Joel
1:5." FOUR
"Hot Stuff on Cold Subject"--*'Blue Books and the Blues"--By Gadsby
: Ci
OTTAWA. April 6.���Tin* Minister of Labor's announcement that the hi^h enst of living regulations
had been in force for three months came as a great
surprise. Nobody in Canada seemed to know that tlic
ruk-s were* working, least of all the unfortunate consumer. The theory is that tho regulations arp>p*subconscious blessing like the laws of nature which
operate but do not advertise.
.Mr. Crothers is in receipt of a report on the coal I
situation from which he expects many benefits to
flow. Not that it will reduce the cost of coal to Ihc
consumer by one nickel, but it is an interesting report
and Mr. Crothers thinks it will tlo a Inl of good by
furnishing instructive reading to tlic public. The narrative will take people's minds off their troubles, In
short, it is a blue book that will relieve lhe blues.
.Mr. Crothers, be it understood, does not promise tn
put coal in llie cellar or build a fire in the empty stove
but lie docs guarantee a volume lhal will divert lhe,
mind and lake lhe chill off people's feelings inward the
Borden government. Of course the book has lo be
read properly or its comforts will be largely missed.
When people who are so cold that their noses are blue
and their lips are blue start in to read a blue book
they must read it under proper conditions if lhe story
is going to warm them up.
For this reason tlie Department of Labor, when it
issues the blue book to lhe general public will append
a suggestion that it be read in bed. The more quilts
tbe better the result. With canton flannel sheets, double blanket, a quilt or two, and an eiderdown spread
the effect is almost immediate. The reader forgets
that it is winter outside. The book is said to be long
enough to put him to sleep and the sounder lie sleeps
the less be cares about the coal situation. And when
lie passes into that last long sleep to which all coal consumers must finally succumb be may find the heating
problem solved for him in perpetuity.   Mr. Crothers'
entertained until he goes where he belongs.
Anothr advantage to he gained from reading the
coal report in bed i*. that a rest is as good as a meal.
I le who reclines warmly antl at ease has the substitute
for a gootl dinner. If sick people can go without food
for days, living simply on their own adipose tissue,
why can'l healthy people tin it? Besides a man's fat
will last longer ii' he stays iu bed. Ile doesn't wear it
off hustling for a living. Mr. Crothers reckons tliat
with this fascinating coal report in his hand the consumer will go lo bed ami give up consuming. He will
be able lo snap bis lingers at the empty coal bin. also I
at the high cost of living. It won't cost him anything
lo live because he won't need lo buy anything.
W'e lmdersiantl from Mr. Crothers that lhe blue
book mi coal gels right down to bed rock. It follows
ihe adventures of a lump of coal right back to the
carboniferous period, when lhe ichthyosaurus and the
deinosaurus 2nd tlie pleiosaurus ami other the prehistoric prototypes of our soulless corporations wallowed in the primeval mud and watched lhe trees
grow, decay, totter, fall and ultimately become that
anthracite which is now retailed at $10 a ton and as
much more as the coal barons can get. __��
Tbe story shows how the vegetable mass came under
tremendous pressure, such pressure as the packers
sometimes put on the llorden government, and bow it
gradually became tbe condensed lorm of light and
heat which we see now. Passing lightly over the contention that this energy stored by providence should
be thc property of the people especially in a cold country like Canada, the story dwells on the enterprise
which has dug up this treasure of warmth from the
bowels of the earth, lt follows the coal through a'l
the stages, from mine to coal bin, incidentally showing bow precious and more precious it becomes as it
goes along, until finally people take some of tiie harder
forms of it and surround it with gold or platinum and
idea is lhat llie blue bonk on coal will keep lhe reader
wear it in public as an ornament. All this is very
thrilling. One looks forward to the day when a man
with a ton of coal iu his cellar will take it tn lhe
jeweler's shop and have it properly set.
.Mr. Crothers tines not say lhat the coal report
brings brings down the price of coal, bill lie doc . rclv
Oil il to create a diversion which will soothe llu* savage breast until summer comes along and cases the
situation. Similarly Mr. Crothers puts great confidence in the sedative effect of a report mi cold storage which lells the public everything except what it
wants In know,
The cold storage report is another masterpiece of
equivocation. It gives everything about cold storage
except what one ought to do about it. As our old
friend Hamlet would remark, "words, words, words."
It is a beautiful feport, and it is stuffed full of some
of the finest mouth-filling words in the English
language. It seenis a pity that a word which fills the
mouth does not also fill the belly. If it did we could
eat and grow fat on a diet of blue books and Hansard. The main thing, now that tbe poor people have
parted with all their money to the food forestalled, is
to feed them without giving them anything to eat. The
government relies on the cold storage report to fill
tliis want.
The report makes frequent mention of food so lhat
anybody reading il will presently find liis or her
mouth watering. If the supply of water from this
source is abundant the city water can be turned off
and lhe rates saved and applied to the next war loan.
The cold storage report not only tells about cold storage and the beautiful sanitariums philanthropists like
Mr. Flavelle have prepared for the fresh egg, the
spring lamb and tbe milk-fed chicken, where tliey can
rest up until Christmas or later, but it gives a full account of distribution, freight rates, middlemen, and
other means employed to make the dish too expensive-
for anybody but a king. It also tells about the apple
ami tbe*potato. The potatoes have been making eye-
laiely at thc oBrden government   A potato   simp!.
can't make its eyes behave when it sees Mr. Cmiher-
handipg out all this guff about cold storage.
Some impatient people ask why the Borden government doesn't bring the food forcstallers to time, but
anybody wlm has come in contact with the Bordeil
government knows what  a  foolish question  ihis i.-.
The  Borden government is iu the hands of the f	
ban his and would be the last to do Ihem harm. Thc
Borden governmeni has no more desire to hurt the
fund monopolizers by a cold storage report than it has
to raise an army by the registration cards. The cold
storage report, like the Registration cards, is inst
another bluff.
The sugar lords don't take the Borden government's
question seriously. They know that all they get from
the llorden government is a love-pinch so when sonic
months ago, questions were sent out to all wholesali
grocers asking for specific information as to whetlv
or not there was a trade agreement to keep up the
price to the consumers the dealers all answered blithely that they handled the sugar for a small discount
from the price charged to the retailers. Tbis meant, of
course, that the refiner fixed the wholesale price and
the wholesalers stuck to it. but it didn't say so. The
sugar fellows said: "Another little game, eh? Well.
we'll show the government that we can play too. Rut
really their answer was a little too saucy. It presumed on friendship. The government has sent out
another batch of questions, to its sugar friends ami
this time it expects a respectful answer. It isn't information the Borden government yis requesting
much as polite replies. This meypy badinage can
carried too far.
"There is no life of a man faithfully recorded, but is a heroic poem
of its sort, rhymed or uiirhyincd."���
There died not long ago in Russia
a man to whom the nation already
owes a large debt of gratitude, and
���will undoubtedly owe more and more
as time goes on.
It was an idea that made the name
of Michael Tchelislicff known thc
worltl over, and made his' life an
eventful one for his country, instead
of an incident limited lo one Russian
Thc idea came to him by chance
from a book he found in tlic hands of
a Russian peasant.
Books and papers were matters of
importance to this Russian in his
younger days, because they were his
only means of education, lie was
thc son of a middle-class family, and
there were no schools in thc village
'where they livet^. Later the fortunes of his family improved, and he
finally became wealthy, but that was
not what made his life great. It was
the idea.
The momentous book he found thc
moiijik reading was one treating of
the harnifulness of alcohol; and the
special statement that struck him so
forcibly was that "vodka is a poison."
All around him people were drinking vodka, and he wondered if the
statement of the book could be true,
lie put thc question to the liirst physician he met, and was tohl that it
was true; men drank it, the physician
said, because it gave them a pleasant
sensation  of  dizziness.
Instead nl trying it himself. Tchelisheff began to watch its effect upon
others.     He   observed   that   when
famine   came   the     men   who   tlrank I,hnsc   inc.v'
vodka   were   clamouring   to   the   au-l ,"'"'.-'
thorities for food wlr.ie the men whol
did not drink it, did not get out of|
food.   Thus he discovered by his own
observation   the  relation  oi  drink  to
Later, when he hail begun to acquire property antl had become an
alderman in Samara, one of his ten*
ants, while drunk, killed his wife. This
made such a terrible impression upon
Tchelisheff that he decidetl to fight
vodka with all his strength.
He first induced his city council to
appropriate to the imperial government the sum it would "lose in revenue
by closing the vodka shop of his city.
But the proposition was refused by
the  government.
The idea was, however, firmly
lodged, and after serving his city as
mayor, he became a candidate for thc
Duma on  an anti-vodka platform.
Tly this time he had studied his
idea in its wide relations. He believed that the chief cause of the Russian disasters In the war with the
Japanese was not so much thc fault
of the government as of the people.
They were vodka-sick.
As a member of thc Duma he attacked thc system of a spirit' monopoly'for national income. His qualifications for gaining a hearing were
not despisable. even though his education had been self'acquired. His
figure, garbed in the national costume,,   was   stately.     His   voice   was
powerful, his manner serious and
earnest, if not polished. Some here
and there in thc Duma and the Ministry laughed, The finance minister
of that time, Kokovsoff, contended \
himself with a few words on the ne-j
cessity of the alcohol income. But
thc peasant of the Volga district did
hot let the matter rest. It came out
in his speeches, at length, and "ill
season and out of season."
Finally he gained a heating. He
formed an anti-alcohol group in thc
Duma, lie worked out a pian for
thc reform of the monopoly, and after long struggling succeeded in getting it forward for consideration, lt
passed the Duma, but was tabled by
the   imperial  council
It was then that the peasant sought
the czar. He was received with
kindness as the one man who could
point out to the czar tlic relation of
drink to the revolutionary and socialistic outbursts that caused so much
royal anxiety and was listened to
with interest. The idea had reached
"higher up." The czar went out
among his people, and saw for himself thc havoc wrought by vodka.
There is scarcely to be found in
literature a paragraph of more thrilling simplicity than that which thc
czar of all the Russians told his minister the results of his first-hand
study of the effects of drink:
"Thc journey through several governments of thc Great) Russia, which
1 undertook last year with God's aid,
afforded me an opportunity to study
directly ihc vital needs of my people .' . . With profouiulest grief, 1
saw sorrowful pictures of thc people's helplessness, of family poverty,
of broken-up households, ami all
italile consequences of in-
\Yc cannot make our
fiscal prosperity dependent upon thc
destruction of tlie spiritual and economic powers of many of my subject   "
"What has Borden Done?" is the
standing interrogation for twenty
answers supplied by the Tclry pro-
poganda headquarters in Ottawa.
Well, one thing thc premier has done
that should cause his party more regret than all its blunders of omission
and commission is the insulting of
the respectable element in thc Dominion by the presence in London,
with the Premier of the Minister of
Public Works. That is one thing
the electors will not forget at thc
proper  time.
Word comes from London that On-
position uf High Commissioner for
Canada is to bc tilled by the appointment of lion. Robert Rogers. This
honorable gentleman stands today
with thc verdict of "no credence"
pronounced upon him for making
statelnents under oath which a judge
of the Supreme Court of Manitoba
refuses to accept. His debaucheries
brought disgrace upon one provincial
government; surely tlie Dominion is
sufficiently humiliated having him as
a minister of the crown without seeing him appointed to. this high anil
honorable position. The high commissionership for Canada, in London, with, tlic right of entree into all
thc inner official circles of the Empire must not bc entrusted to his care.
Tchelisheff did much by his numerous lectures ami thc pamphlets he
circulated to ensure the success of
the czar\s prohibition orders. He
followed the scientific investigations,
and greeted joyfully every new finding concerning the dangerous eifects
of alcohol.
At any other time than thc present his death would have given occasion for a national memorial. Now
his native city, at least, will do him
honor by naming a street after him,
putting his portrait in- the city hall,
antl founding an anti-alcohol museum
in his memory.
Tchelisheff did not live to sec thc
momentious change in the forui of
Russian government that is in a
large measure directly attributed to
the sobering of thc moujik. It is one
of the ironies of fate that Czar
Nicholas should lose his throne as a
result of the reform brought about
by his insisting on the banishing of
vodka. It was one of the few occasions in his life when the Little
Father showed any strength of will;
it brought about the end of the
Romanoc dynasty. But the czar's
loss was Russia's gain, and both for
the loss and for the gain, the world
will be better a hundred years hence.
Strong representations will be
made to Dominion officials before
next winter comes around as to the
necessity of making better provision
at points north of Hazelton for the
welfare antl safety of the telegraph
employees on the government telegraph line to the Yukon, lt has
been the practice to leave only one
man, summer antl winter, at these
cabins. The line follows a route
through an isolated country antl frequently a pack train takes in supplies oply once, a year.
Three old cronies, a doctor, a lawyer, and a taxcrdimist, always have
lunch together in a Granville street
cafe. Thc other habitues call them
the skin specialists.
I Ine swallow may not make a
spring, but three of the right kind
will make you jump around, and half
a dozen are good for a fall.
Pal O'llallagan is a devout Catholic, and a good judge of whisky. Recently his priest threatened to transform him into a mouse if he ever
took another drink. "Bcgorrah,"
says Pat, "Oi belavc in pripayrad-
uiss.  Oi'm going to drown  the  cat."
lie had been arrested for loitering
around the stage tloot of thc Rex
theatre, and the policeman was telling Magistrate Shaw about it: '"K
was pretty well muddled, your worship, ami 'e 'ad a big bunch of roses
in 'is 'antl, 'I''. said ,c was waiting to
see Mary Pickford 'ome."
A husky recruit complained to the
Canadian Engineers' mess officer
that the bread was stale and the meat
old and tough. "No wonder," retorted
thc officer, "it's been waiting for you
nearly three years."
Because of the high cost of paper,
Luther McQuestion, a California
publisher, printed an edition of his
paper on five tlried leaves, pinned together with a twig. If this substitute becomes general, and thc cost of
dresses keeps on rising, the daughters of Eve . . . (.That will do���
Germany's new song: Another Little Crime won't tlo us any Harm.
Women' with  high
have high ideals.
Impressions made upon thc young
mind are lasting. This is especially
thc case in school life. Ph
agree that, until about twelve years
old, boys are entirely taken up with
their own interests antl have not begun to recognize the need of group
efforts. It is, therefore, in the early
age that the child forms his individual opinion uf the school antl teacher. In later life his interests become
more associated with his school fellows and this memory offsets any
deleterious effect which an unattractive  school  may  have  caused.
According    to   a   recent     survey  ot
cilucatioiial conditions in the county
of Dundas, 'bit,, by the Commission
of Conservation, 98 per cent, of 400
farmers ami 92 per cent, of their
wives attended public Bchool only.
Their education, therefore, must have
been completed at an early age. Thus
the impression created by their public school surroundings must bc indelibly written upon their minds ami
remain there during life. Every
consideration, civic ami individual,
rentiers il essential, therefore, that
school conditions be made agreeable
and that thc teacher be suitable to
the work. Greater attention must he
paitl to making our schools attractive, to bring the scholars to them,
and make life pleasant lor them
while there. Wc arc continually
urging greater ami higher education*
al facilities fur our children, but arc
we making the best use of existing
opportunities? A prime requisite tp
this end is initiative up the part of the
teacher. In his or her hands much
I needed improvement can he maile in
building ami grounds. Any expense
entailed mn readily bc secured,
through lhe medium of sonic form of
entertainment, ami it is nut hard to
amuse the enthusiasm of the pupils
in such undertakings,
Mosl women believe flirting is thc
tfi|rfst step (towards marriage. But
there  are  many  stop-over  privileges
(Sei-llon  1.14.)
in THK matter ,,( Application No.
:M842T and
IN THK MATTER   nt  Lots  flftec'll   (15)
and sixteen   (HO,  Block  five  if,),  r,
subdivision   of South   Hull'  of  itlo.i;
flva  (ll),  District  Lota    891  and  3!i_.
Municipality    oi'  South    Vancouvtt
Map 1118.
TAKE NOTICE ihrtt the above application lutH been made lo register Tht
British Columbia Lil'o Assurutii >
Company us owner in fee of the abovt
lands, itml I'or the Issue lo Iho Bald
The British Columbia I.ile Assurance
Company of a Certificate of Indefensl-
bel Title thereto, and thai In support
ni such application there has been produced ii mortgage In fee from Honrj
Oscar Appleby lo Ihe said The British
Columbia Life Assurance Company,
dated Uth August. 1112, and registered
under Nn. 06416 If; antl an Order In :.
Foreclosure Action In the Viinrtnl.it
Registry of the Supreme Court ol
Brltlah Columbia, between the s-u<i
British Columbia Life Assurance Company. Plaintiff, anil Henry Oscar Appleby, John l'alon, Douglas S. Dow and
i.Tiwrence Berry, Defendants, whercb.
you (the registered owner of Lot in')
are absolutely debarred nnd foreclosed
of antl from all right, title, and Interest, anil equity of redemption In and
to tlie said lands,
retrlslrntlon will he effected iii mir-
nuance of the above annlicntlon ami Ft
Certificate of Indefensible Title lo ,he
said Innds. issued In Iho said The British Columbia Life Assurance Comnnn*
afler the lapse of thirty (3D) days fron
the service upon yon of this'nut''���.
unless vou shall take and profleetit.
the proner nroooedtnfs lo f-stsbll-tii
your claim, ir any. lo lhe snld Innds, nt
to nrevent such proposed action on mt
Tinted    at   tl,,.   T.nml    Po^lstrv   Offlet
Vancouver, n. c. this anth dav of December, a.d., torn.
riNtriet Registrar of ti
To   .101IN   T'ATON.
(Section,. :!(!  mid  i:m.\
He Application No.  30800  '!'.
TAKE NOT1CM that application has
been made to register SHOHEI OSADA as owner iu fee under a Tux Snl
Deed from Collector of Corporation i '
Diatrlct of Soulh Vancouver, bearlm.
date the 11th day of December, lOlti
of ALL AND SINGULAR that certain
parcel or tract of land and premises
situate, lying, and being In the Municipality of South Vancouver, more particularly known and described as Lots
���me ll) and Iwo (2), lllock four 111.
District Lot seven hundred and ten
(Tin), Map 17:i7. You are required b
contest the claim of lhe tax purcbu.-'1
within If, days i;rom the dale of ll.i
servico of this notice which may hi
effected by publication in five consecutive Issues ol' a weekly newspaper pul'
fished in South Vancouver, and your
attention is called to SeVtlon 30 of tht
"Land    Registry   Act" \ tijf   amend-
An observant clerk in a hardware
store says that nearly everyone that
conies into the store illustrates his
request in some way. lie has classified a standard list of moving pictures to indicate scissors, hammer,
hedge shears, lawn mower, paint
brush, brace and bit and cork screw.
It is suggested to the reader that he
watch himself making the proper
motion when he goes in to buy���say
an augur.
This hardware clerk told of an isolated peculiarity. A frequent visitor
to the store would pick up almost
any article on the counter and ask:
"How much is this?" and when the
clerk told him his invariable second
question would be:
"What's it for."
No man who has a
money ever tries hard
passion for
to  make   it
Many a woman calls on a specialist for stomach trouble, when site
should really pay a visit to her cor-
There are only two kinds of women: Those who want men, and
those who want to be men.
The eminent American philosopher,
Josh Billings, used to' say that the
most reliable kind of a prophet is an
old hen, for she never prophesies an
egg until the egg has really happened.
The engagement is announced of
Edith Jardine Macfarlane, second
daughter of Mr. A. K. H. Macfarlane, Thorley Park, Point Grey, to
Lieut. Warren Livingstone, Royal
Engineers, eldest son of Mr. Livingstone, 529 Seventh avenue east, the
marriage to take place shortly.
This brainy American has lately
focusscd his attention on Britain and
the British, as revealed in the limelight of the war, and according to thc
"Observer," this is his summing up:
"I analyse thc British character as
cold, unsentimental, brutally practical . . . willing to endure too
many benches full of barons in parliament "
Some of the wisest arguments yet
written in favor of ennobling the
status of the domestic servant, are
tliuse accredited to Lillian Bcynon
Thomas, in a marvellously embracing
I article in "Kvery woman's World"
for March, under the heading, "Dignifying the World's Most Undervalu-
! ed Job."
"Housework,' she says, "is the
only work that degrades a woman
when she does it for wages, but ennobles her when she docs it for nothing, lt is the only profession in the
world for which no training is required and in which the worker may bc
called on for service at any hour, and
from which she must slip away
through thc back door, lt is also
the only profession ill which the
workers are designated as servants
and called by their first name, irrespective of age or respect."
The writer then proceeds to give a
clear ami concise outline of the constitution and aims of the Housekeepers' Association in Calgary,
organized solely for the purpose of
raising domestic service to a profession.
ments,   und
1 herefrom:*���
"and In defaulftpf a
cate of lis iieiid
''"��� regthtraUoh
son  entltledXtnd
penunslso sarved
niidXhofce clalmln
themVijfia   all
ltind   by\dei
d before
of the pet
sale,   tt'.l
It   notice,    ..   ���
urough or under
ns  claiming any
by virtue of any
trument,    and     all
uny interest In the
t   whose   title   Is   net
registered binder   the   provisions   of
this Act, _thajl  be  for ever estopped
and   debarred   from   setting   up   any
claim   to  or  in  respect of  tho   land
so sold for taxes,  and the Registrar
shall   register   the   person   entitled
under such tax sale as owner of the
land so Hold for taxes."
AND    WHEREAS     application    has
been   made   for  a Certificate  of  Indefeasible Title  to  the  above-mentioned ._
lands, in the name of SHOHEI OSADA Jl
and whereas on investigating the tith^M
It appears that prior to the 23rd day of
duly, 1915 (the date on which the said
Ian tis   were  sold   for  overdue  taxes),
you were the assessed  owner thereof.
FURTHER   TAKlif 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
SHOHEI OSADA  unless you take and
prosecute   the   proper   proceedings   to
establish   your   claim,   If   any,   to   the
paid lands, or to prevent suh proposed
action   on   my   part
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
Vancouver. B. C��� this 28th day of December,  A.D.  1910.
District Registrar of Titles
To If.   l.lpsln. ���
Examination of applicants to fill tbe
position of Assistant Por��st Ranger
will be held b.v>(li% iJttuls Department
as foi lows ~^jT     V ���____T  **^~
"Vancouv��nW>''illlHrarid 12th; Alert
Ray, April llfh^hoal Bay, April 16th:
Campbell Rl��er, April 17th; Powell
River, April 19th"
For   Information   regarding   the   ex- I
aminatlon and application forms apply
to the District Forester, Vancouver
-^���mmtmjtt^mm_____ SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 1917.
SPEAK with your lips close to the
mouthpiece. That is the whole
secret ni successful telephoning.
When ymi do so. talking requires less
effort and listening calls for less exertion.
Tliere is no need of voice force when
you talk INTO tlie telephone. Everything you say is heard plainly and distinctly, when spoken in an ordinary
Tin: Street Car-
Pays hot ween 5 and 6 per
cent,    of  its    earnings  lo
Cives regular service in
aU'weatlier over long dis-
tances and short.
(iives free transportation
to civic officials, |ioliee-
men and firemen and half
lares to "children.
The Jitney���
Pays less than 1 per cent.
of its earnings to city.
Runs    when  it like,
where it likes.
Takes the short paying
haul anil leaves the long,
non-paying- haul to the
street ear.
I Joe Martin Running True to Form In      Mr. George    M.  Murray,  tin   pnb-
the British House of lisher    ami editor    oi Tin-  Standard
Commons. i- a member of the South Vancoi   ei
Canada's      scrappiest    Joseph     i-   Hoard of Trade, and justly proud of
Iright in his element since he resumed belonging  to   that    institution.     Ili-
[his teat in the Imperial parliament as  ll:"l>' friends    in that    district    will
member  for   East  Si.   Pancras,  Lon-  readily understand that certain
don,    A radical oi    the radicals, Mr. ments regarding  that  body,  made  in
Martin  semaphored    his presence in  la*'     " :'- "South Vancouver I
the    House  hy    voting    against   iu- ments and  Affairs" in no    ��*ay    re-
part)', mi the day oi his arrival a;:'':   fleeted lii- views; they were the extinct   thai   time  he    ha- kepi   some-   pression oi opinion  of a  . -
where mar ihc centre    of the  spot-   whose  zeal   For   criticism   apparently
light, exceeded hi- discretion, and through
On Monday evening he ca- rebuk*  an   ���'"'���^''   were   printed     , l
ed hy  Hon. Andrew   Bonar Law   for  Mr'  Murray a cognizance.
I asking  critical questions    conccrnin
the attendance of ovei    is n preset
tatives at ihc lrrvcri.il ���   nferei ce.
I      Mr.   Martin  asked  the   prime  miner    ii In- would    state    how much
Ilonger the representatives oi Canada
at the Imperial conference would he
kepi  away  from  home,  where "'.hey
are much needed at the present time
in  connection   with    ihc  prosecution
ipBH____QHHMMMHMMHMMl llllffllil
��� I
Without Obligations
Compare the obligations on the street railway
with those on the jitney. Which bring YOU
most benefit?
The school In.anl at its meeting "ti
Saturday evening, endorsed the proposal of the board oi park commissioners that the dogwood flower lie
adopted as the official civic floral
emblem. As the cit) has no official
floral emblem yet. ami the dogwood
was considered a worthy one in
every respect, the park board will be
so informed. Mrs. Irene 11. Moody.
chairman of the sclinol board,
thought the choice a specially suit"
iblc one. as the dogwood, she said, is
a most charming flower ami also a
Standing tribute of the balmy nature
of Vancouver's climate. This is the
first endorsation of the dogwood announced as a result of letter sent out
recently by Supt. W. II. Rawlings of
the parks board, asking the endorsation of various public ami semi-public bodies of the city for thc proposal
of thc park commissioners to adopt
the dogwood as the city's floral emblem.
He eats   em alive!
of the war and other important business."
Mr, I'.onar Law answered for the
premier. The chancellor of the exchequer saitl that this did not seem a
proper question to pm to the British
government, at whose invitation the
representatives ni ihc Dominion arc
now in London attending the Imperial war council.
A llritish member then asked Mr.
Martin: "Why don't you go hack !-
British  Columbia?"
Mr. Martin, again rising, asked:
"Is ihc right honorable gentleman
tiware that ihc Canadian premier
ami other representatives arc here,
imt because the Canadian people
want it. hut because the Imperial
government invited them?"
Mr. Bonar Law: "Xo. I am not
aware of that fact. I think there is
plenty ni scope for ihc members nf
this house to criticize their
government ami leave the i>
ions' government alone."
nW n
it is estimated that $250,000 a day
is spent over the bars of Chicago
eviry day.
These bc the  melancholy days.
The saddest  nf all the year;
A  little too hot  for whisky.
And not  cold  enough   for  beer.
A   little  too  close   for   .voolens,
Not  cool  enough   ior  'summers
It's  far  too  breezy   for   dresses,
N'nt calm enough  for bloomers
A little io bright  for bowlers,
And   too   .lamp   i r   stimuli
Tin dirty for dolly foot.vear,
Ami   Ion   dry   for   fancy   spats.
A little in" la'..-    ��������� spooning,
In  ihc  parlor's  when  it's  dark:
A little ton Mum  i'or f';rtiiig,   '
1 In  thc  henches  iu   ihc  park.
\ little too dull  for pleasure,
A little mo fine t" fret;
A   little   ton   late   for   winter.
And too sunn  im- summer yet.
��� i-uri*.
Archbishop Mundelein, of Chicago
has decided that henceforth he will
ordain no priest who will not sign a
pledge to abstain froin the use of intoxicants   for   a   pcrior.   of   five   years.
Germany    i-   very    short    "i   fat
Naturally,  it's  in   the fire.
A  i endor ' ��� 'i clay images    tri]
am', fell nu Haro street the other day.
Surveying   tin-   damage     ruefully   he
tned:   "T -   ���    Mary    M.        ill
a  St. John  lhe   Baptisl  ;���������      mi   Don
Juan ���all  gone   to  h ."
A   vegetarian   is  advertising   I
W iif in ihc agony    olui I       Pro-
;i   i        V\ hal      i    r< ally   "ant-   ia   a
grass  ������
After  having  tin-  liar] n     !'���'
into  tlicni.  whales    arc  inflated
hot air to keep  them    from  sinl
Politicians   exude   Imt    air   tn   avoid
having lhe harpoon thrown into them
and   SO  manage  t"  keep  afloat.
Xot  what    In- says, but  what    he
doesn't    say,    i*  making   I Imi.    Mr.
.Meighen.   Dominion   solicitor-general.
quite popular with thc Conservatives]
on  his  Western   trip.
Extra���President   Wilson    declares
that a state nf war exists with Germany.       It  has   taken    a   long,  long
time  for  that  fact    to penetrate  the]
schoolmaster's   consciousness.
Thc   difference   between   a   state   ol |
war   and   actual   warfare   is   that   the |
ex-neutral    hopes  to    share   in     the
glory   of   victory,   without   incurring
the pains of battle.
Woodfow Wilson, tn the Allies
over the long distance telephone:
"Go  to   it,   we're   backing  you   now."
The Allies:    From a h of a long
way     back.     at     that."     Woodrow:
"Tush, tush."
Mrs. W. McConkey. speaking at thc
People's Forum on Sunday, -aid it
was not an easy thing to gel married
nowadays. We'd attach more importance tn that opinion ii it came
from a spinster lady wh,, had, really
tried hard, and was willing i i admit
defeat. The Standard will be dee*
lighted tn'publish human documents
ahing these lines.
Detectives'  Testimony
A bny arrested int- ;���. fir-i offence
was sn beaten and abused lhat he invented a lot oi false testimony rather
than meet that "200 pound i:-t with
his battered lace a_.ain," That is the I
third degree which produces the con ���
fessions that send men to :������ il'< The.
is why every citizen who may be
drawn mi a jury should swear tn
himself that he will never believe a
(Word of testimony given by a polic2-
man nr a detective. Sonic day ihis
terrible travesty called the third degree may lie visited mi you and yours.
��� Felix Shay m "The Fra."
Visit the
(Between  Robson and Smythe)
Through Tickets
issued   to    all    parts
of the world.
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
For full
particulars apply
to any
C. P. R.
Here is a nut for every housci.
cr to crack: The price of comm .di"
tii s v. hich arc advertised im" sate I -
risen much less than thc price "'
thti.g- never advertised. If you
haven't a hammer handy, I shall
crack that nut for ynu. When any
concern has spent thousands for advertising it cannot afford to throw ���
away business in a species of piratical charges. Not sn with the vendor
of a head, of cabbage or a hag of potatoes, lie is restrained by nothing
except  the contents of your  pocket.
Pays full dalnage   in case Pays up tu $1U00 in case
of injury. l)l" accident    le a person;
nothing    nu*   damage   to
I f vmi want tn continue lo receive these hene-
fits of regular service from the street .railway,
see Unit il gets vour entire support.
;..,;V:^:   ':,' ...'-���-''-''���':���'-'      ���'
Bastile  In  Exclusively Negro Town
Is   Falling  Into   Decay.
His name is Booze, but he can't
help that. He has no use for booze
and is Mayor of a dry town; a town,
by thc way, that has not a white person in it. '
E. T. Booze is Mayor of the exclusive negro village of. Mound Bayou, Miss.
Mayor Booze says his town has a
population of 1200, with an outlying
population of 10,000. No white man
owns a bit of property in or near thc
village. The Mayor is authority for
the statement that the village jail is
falling into decay, never having had
an occupant. x
Severral black fox skins were
among a lot /if furs purchased lately
at Quesnel by fur buyers. As high
as $150 each was paid for some of
these skins.
As for the Old Country soldier
taking up land the provincial legislature is not concerned except in an
ordinary immigration way. Past experience has been that thc great majority of Old Country immigrants are
in no way fitted as husbandmen, and
soldiering does not increase their
adaptability or desire to go on the
land. That is far from solving our
own soldier problem anyway
Omineca Herald.
A Cubist Fad.���I'm told that tin
latest society charm in England con
sists of a lump of sugar, set in gun-
metal, gold, or platinum, according to
taste; imt of course, ladies K'eep the
real lump locked away in their safes
and only wear the imitation in public.
The labor people of Australia are
preparing for a federal election in thc
near future. Thc Labor party having a majority ' in the senate can
force an, election whenever it sec-
She must have Food
for her Armies in the Field- for her Workers in the Factory���in
the Munition plant-in the Shipyard���in the Mine.
Do You Know���
that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs
means that the World's reserve supply is
getting small ?
Do You Know���
that a world-wide famine can only be
averted by increasing this supply ?
Do You Know���
that a " food famine " would be a worse
disaster to the Empire and her Allies than
reverses in the Field ?
You Can���
help  thwart  Germany's   desperate
marine thrust on the high seas.
You Can���
do this by helping to make every bit of
land in Canada produce���the very last
pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.
and Remember���
that no man can say that he has fully done
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to make it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and
Australia more than four times.
Canada to Britain
India & Argentina to Britain
Australia to Britain _������_���_���_���
11500 MILES
"No matter what difficulties may
face us, the supreme duty of every
man on the land is to use every thought
and every energy in the direction of
producing more���and stUl more."
Martin Burrell���Minister of Agriculture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subject relative to Farm
and Garden, to write���
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The Southern Pacific railway earnings for January
totalled $14,235,704. This is an increase of $4,397,736
over the same month last year.
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The net profits of the Standard Oil Company of
Indiana for the year 1916 was 100.15 per cent, upon
its capital stock.
The fire losses of the United States and Canada for
the month of February aggregated $29,588,000, compared with $21,771,000 same month last year.
Canadian Car lias closed another' order for 2000
freight can for the Russian government.
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The Rank of Hamilton has opened a branch at
Stanmore, Alta., under the management of Mr. H. C.
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Canada's stock of flax seed for this year is reported at 1,568,000 bushels as against 915,400 bushels last
"T" IHC following address wa-. delivered before the
Canadian Mining Institute at lhe annual meeting of the Institute held in Montreal, by Frank D.
Adams, F.R.S., dean of tbe faculty of science at McGill University:
"One of the most remarkable and perhaps, unexpected results of the great war is that there has been
in every country of the English speaking world a sudden awakening to the importance of scientific research,
and a recognition of the necessity of applying it to tbe
whole range of problems which present themselves in
both war and peace.
"The reason for the awakening is quite a simple
one���The Htm is at thc Gate. Great llritain developed as an industrial nation long before Germany had
achieved any success in this sphere of effort, and tbe
llritish system of manufacturing and her industrial
expansion was developed by tbe independent and
competitive efforts of a multitude of relatively small
enterprises built up on the basis of the artificer and
trader, and in methods of the olden times. In the last
decades, however, Germany, having realized her national existence through successful war based on study
and good organization, became possessed with thc
<Mea that she could become equally successful by the
application of similar methods to the more insidious
warfare of industry and trade.
The note of her success was, as has been said, knowledge and organization, both to a national extent. By
knowledge obtained through research on a most extended scale, and by wise organization of all, her
powers, she proceeded to take from the other nations one after another of tlic productive industries.
From the earliest times woad was cultivated in England. It constituted, we learn from the popular histories of England, in these times a not inconsiderable
part of the national dress. i   j   k
With the opening up of trade with the East, the
European dye could not hold its,own with tlie cheaper
indigo obtained from tbe Indian plantations, and these
until recently, controlled the markets of tlie world.
The German chemist, Adolf von l'.aeyer, however, in
1880, found that indigo could be made synthetically
from toluene. What has been the result? In 1896
India exported indigo of the. annual value of over
��3.500,000. in 1913 her exports of this dye were
worth about ��60,00, while the export of indigo from
the German factories was valued at about ��2,000,000.
Moreover, in the above period the price of indigo fell
from about 8s. to about 3s. 6d, per pound.
Forty or fifty years ago, over the whole of southern
Europe and eastwards to Asia Minor great tracts of
land were devoted to the growing of the madder plant.
In France alone 50.000 acres were devoted to its culture. From it was made the bright red dye still
known as Turkey Red. These madder fields have
now all disappeared, for the chemists now make it
cheaply, and instead of 750 tons of alizarin extracted
from madder roots in 1870, over 2000 tons are now
annually manufactured in chemical works.
The glass industry of Great llritain was stolen away
slowly, but in a large part. At the outbreak of tlie
war there was being made in England only a couple of
dozen kinds of optical glass, while over one thousand
were being made by our enemies. It was found, in
fact, that the very sighting glasses of the llritish battleship:? were made of German glass. Many new industries such as the production of the great variety of
new chemical compounds used for various purposes in
industry, arts and medicine, were also built up mid
secured as complete monopolies by the Germans. The
most spectacular ease of the transference of an English industry to Germany is afforded by tlic great
analine dye industry. The method of making these
analine colors was first discovered by an English
chemist, Perkins, and the manufacture was actually
started in England, but was gradually taken over by
the Germans, and developed to its present enormous
dimensions, yielding" annually about ��20,000,000. so
that at the outbreak of the war it was found tliat England was hardly producing one tithe of thc various
dyes needed for her textile industries which have an
annual output valued at ��250.000,000. This successful competition, however, was not confined to such
products as those mentioned, for in 1895 Germany
passed England in the production of steel, and with
this advance came tbe immense development of the
manufacture of iron and of machinery of all kinds
and sorts.
This devastating war, the band to band struggle for
the actual right to live, however, at length aroused
llritain to the realization of the fact that wc have
reached a new age, and thc old cannot compete with
the new. Now it is the application of science to industry and the organization of the activities of life
that tell���the nation which does not recognize this
must fall out of the race. "War," as remarked by Sir
Wm. McCormick, "is as much an art as ever, but its
instruments, originally the work of the craftsman
and artist, are now not only forged by thc man of science, they need scientific training for their effective
use. This is equally true of the weapons of industry.
The brains, even the very processes that today are
necessary to thc output of munitions, will be needed
tomorrow for the arts of peace."
"Coming to our work in Canada���on June 6, 1916,
a committee of the Privy Council, consisting of the
Right Hon. thc Minister of Trade and Commerce
(chairman), and the Hon. the Ministers of the Interior, Agriculture, Mines, Inland Revenue and
Later, was formed by the Privy Council" to take
charge of all measures "to further the scientific development of Canadian industries in order that during and after the war they may be in a position to
supply all Canadian needs and to extend Canadian
trade abroad." \
On November 29, 1916. there was constituted under
this committee of the Privy Council an Honorary and
Advisory Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, composed of eleven members representing the
scientific, technical and industrial interests of Canada.
"The Council liasxthus been in existence but three
months, and has devoted this time, in addition to developing its organization, to a careful general study
of the wide range of problems coming under its purview.
"ll uas found that there were certain matters which
could and should be taken up at once. ()n these the
Council at once proceeded to act. -Others were subjects which required more careful thought and longer
study, since it was of vital importance that no mistake should be made through precipitated action leading to false steps which would have to be retraced.
"The matters on which the Council bas already
taken action are the following:
"(1) It has drawn up and has had printed four sets
of questionnaires for distribution to the following:
"(a) The Managers and Directors of Canadian industries.
"(b) The members of scientific, professional aud
technical societies,
"(c) The Universities of thc Dominion.
"(d) The Government Departments both Dominion and Provincial.
"From the answers to these questionnaires the Council will obtain tlic information required for the completion of the studies set forth under heads (a) and
(b) and to a certain extent under head (d) in the
schedule given above.
"(2) It has advised the government, in order to encourage research, to establish twenty studentships
each having a value of $600 to $750 per annum, and
several scholarships each having an annual value of
$1500 at the Universities or Technical Colleges of the
Dominion. These will be given"to men carefully' selected for the promise and capacity which they have
shown in the prosecution of research work.
"The Council aims at training through these studentships and scholarships a body of men such as is
to be found in European countries, wdio are fitted to
undertake research and obtain results, and who will
be available for such work in connection with the industries of the Dominion. Relatively few men of this
class are now to bc found in Canada.
"(3) The Council have recommended lo the government that assistance be given to tbe provincial governments, local industries, or other recognized bodies,
should they desire to establish local institutes or
bureaus for industrial research at important industrial
centres in Canada.
"(4) Tbe Council is also completing a very careful
study which has been taken up in connection with lhe
officers of the Federal/Department of Mines as to the
possibility of producing a suitable supply of good
cheap fuel for the eastern plains, more especially in the
Provinces of Saskatchewan and Western Manitoba.
"While the high price of coal is felt in alflparts of
the Dominion it is a very serious menace in this region, since at the present time all the coal used there
must be brought either from the Rocky Mountains or
from distant points in the United States. If these in-,
vestigations, which will be completed within the. next
three or four months, confirm tlie evidence which is
now in hand, the Council will recommend that the government put a trial plan on a commercial scale for tlie
manufacture of such fuel by the carbonization and
briquetting of tlie lignites which underlie great areas
in the eastern plains and whicl] do not themselves supply a satisfactory fuel. It seenis from the evidence
now in hand that a good high grade fuel suitable for
domestic purposes can be produced from these lignites
at a comparatively low cost:
"In this way the first large special project on which
tlie Council will probably embark is one connected
with tbe mining industry of the Dominion.
"(5) The Council having in view the very serious
depiction which is taking place in thc forests of eastern Canada, has, after a careful survey, and on the
recommendation of the Foresters of the Dominion, advised the government to make at once a very considerable grant for the purpose of beginning an investigation to be carried out under the Forestry Branch of
the Department of the Interior into the best methods
which can be adopted from among tbe various well
known plans of forest management as practiced in
Europe for the purpose of bringing the forests of eastern Canada under a regular system of cultivation
similar to that under which the European forests now,
yield to tlic respective governments or lo their owners a large and regular annual return, while the capital represented by the forest itself remains unimpaired
or is actually increased in value.
"Among the various subjects to which the Council
will address itself in the immediate future may be
mentioned the best method of tabulating the natural
resources of the Dominion so that all the information
which exists concerning them in various government
departments and elsewhere may be made readily
available. This is a task which it is one of the functions of the government to carry out, and which can
only be accomplished satisfactorily by government
"In conclusion, gentlemen, I would remind you that
the encouragement of research and thc application of
science to all out* industries and undertakings is a great
national work which must be carried forward along
many lines and in many ways. The members of the
Council will use their best and most strenuous efforts
to secure results commensurate with the importance of
the work, and they ask you one and all to aid and/assist in every way in your power this great work with
which the future of our Dominion is so largely bound
( By Truman A. DelVcese.)
SIIF.KE are many institutions- that might make
profitable use of newspaper advertising which are
slow In appreciate and utilize it-- benefits. Among
these are banks and churches.
It should) be the legitimate function nf a newspaper tn educate lhe merchant*- in its community to advertise. The newspaper is a medium of publicity. It
lakes'the lid off things that should be exposed to public view, ll throws lhe while light of publicity into
the dark places in society, in state and municipal government ll drags domestic skeletons forth from lh''
closets of secrecy and holds them up in all their
nakedness until moral crookedness is made repulsive. .
It also gives publicity to the civic, religious and educational movements that contribute to tlic progress of
well-ordered society.
If publicity is good fur the promotion of those enterprises that are closely related to industrial thrift,
why isn't jt good for banks? Wouldn't it make you
rush into the first bank you came across and deposit
therein all your savings? After reading one of these
bank advertisements do you know any more about
banking than you did before? Does il give you a clear
idea of tbe functions of a bank? Is there anything
educational about it? Of whal does the average bank
advertisement consist? It usually gives the total
capitalization, total deposits, assets and liabilities, and
tliis is flanked by a formidable list of officers and
i board of directors. It is true that these flames stand
'or much that is solid and conservative and they inspire confidence. They impress tbe public vvith their
financial responsibility. Tbe members of tbe board
become classified in tlie community as "men of
P.ut does such an advertisement give any idea of
what a bank is for? Does it advertise anything except tbe wealth of tbe members of the board of directors? To be sure, thej are nice, genteel old fellows
who came to the town in the early days and who became wealthy through the natural growth in value of
real estate or through the manufacture of things that
were needed for homes and tbe development of agriculture. Everybody respects them���but does the publication of their names teach the non-banking clement
how to use a bank?    Now. what is the function of a
New York, April 6.���Thc Associated Press says:
"Germany's destruction of merchant ships during
two months of unrestricted warfare has amounted to
mop. than one million tons, or mor: thap one-fifth as
great as the total losses during the previous thirty
months of warfare, according to figures published
here today. The destruction of tins class since the war
started totals approximately five and one-half million
tons, it is indicated by this summary, It showed thai
during   last   month    at   least 27    ships    of   more
than 5000 tons each are known to have
eluding two American vessels.''
been lost, in-
bank? Briefly defined, the function of a bank is to
make a dollar work overtime. It is to employ idle
dollars in all sorts of industrial and mercantile activity. It keeps a dollar rolling along the channels of
tirade, ll pulls the idle dollar out of boxes, of stockings and other places of hiding and puts it to work for
tbe prosperity and progress of tha community. It pays
you and mc an interest on savings and places those
savings at lhe disposal of local enterprises that need
short-time loans with which to meet obligations.
An Up-to-date bank advertisement should do something more than advertise the financial standing of the
officers and ihc board of directors. It should perform two functions: firsl, it should educate the people as to what a bank is for; second, it should encourage frugality and thrift by inculcating the habit of
saving. Tbe great mass of people arc not only shiftless and profligate, but they arc entirely ignorant as lo
the functions of a bank. They look upon a bank as an
instrument for increasing tbe wealth of the wealthy.
Wc have in several cities of this country Wonderful
monuments to the efficacy of modern up-to-date haul,
advertising. They have cultivated the saving habit
among the people and have carried on a popular cam
paigri regarding the uses- and functions of the bank
Until their deposits have gone beyond lhe dreams ol
the average old-fashioned banker. These institution-
are too few and far between. There's no reason why
every bank shouldn't be made a valuable institution
for all the people through educational newspaper advertising.
The splendid response of the people of Canada lo
the thrill campaign is emphasized iu a memorandum
issued by the department of finance,   lt is as follows:
"That tbe thrift campaign is proving eminently sue
cessful in^hown by the returns of savings in chartered
banks and the number and amount of war savings certificates and debenture stock issued by the department
of finance. The total savings in Canadian chartered
banks at the end of February amounted to $1,300,000,-
000 in round figures. For the same month in 1916
the amount was $1,100,000,000 and for 1915 it was one
billion. Tbis shows an increase in the savings of
the people during the last two years of no less than
three hundred million dollars. In addition, nearly
eightv thousand war savings certificates have been
sold aggregating $5,500,000 and 5 per cent, debenture
stock aggregating $8,500,000. To this there'should bc
added the amounts of the two previous war loans.
Orders-iu-council prohibited appear from these figures
that over $500,000,000 bas been saved by the people
of Canada during the 4ast two years."
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When the credit man makes a mistake it is good
night But when a plumber makes a mistake he
charges twice for it; when the lawyer makes a mistake
it's just wdiat he wanted, because he has a chance to
try the case again; when the carpenter makes a mistake its just what be expected, because the chances are
10 to 1 he never learned bis trade; when a doctor
makes a mistake be buries it; when a judge makes a
mistake it becomes the law of the land; when a
preacher makes a mistake nobody knows the difference
and wKen an electrician makes a mistake he blames it
on the induction, the meaning of which nobody knows.
Put the poor credit man has no excuse.���Pittsburg
Credit Bulletin.
$16,000,000,000 ��
At the end of June France will have spent during
the war, in round figures, 83,Q0O,OOO.OOO francs, according to a report made by Raotil Peret. repbrter of
the budget committee of the Chamber of Deputies, in
bebaf of thc committee, on thc provisional credits asked by the government for thc sicond quarter of the
year. The resources of every nature realized during
th same period are estimated by M. Peret at 73,408,-
000.000 francs.
\ SATURDAY, AI'UII. 7. 1917.
"Save the Borden Government"and the "Win the War" Propoganda
(I'.cintf the resume of some remarks
addressed to the Liberal Association, ami also to tlu- members ol the
Jioiinl of Trade; t.. those��otber
clubs and amateur political associa*
tions who are trying to help tlie government by means ami agencies OUt-
siih- of tlic constitution, and tu that
far larger and equally patriotic public, which tliey do 11����t represent.)
Gentlemen,���You are to be stampeded it should seem, if possible, into
the service of the latest plan to save
the Bordcri administration.
Clause 7 ol the report our board
passed recently (not unanimously)
says this:
"III our opinion tins reorganization
can and should be carried out with*
out an appeal to the electors."
And I had the honor to .second the
adoption ol the minority report in
these terms. ;iucl i..r these reasons:
"That the objeel sought by a national government can best be "b-
tained in, Canada by party governmeni and an early ami prompt ap*
peal io ihc country ior a war man*
Because    no    governmeni    should
exist  without tin- consent ol   lh'   .
erned.    Because   the   people- all   the
people���"should    decide    how    they
Uhould bc governed, nmi rot boards
of trad,-. Canadian . l'.ilis or other select classes
| Oui  Party System
In our great democracy���under our
boasted  parliamentary  system,  party
something for his
Some can bear arms
Some can produce food
Some can make munitions
Some can give money
It is the privilege of all to help.
Fighting���W orking���
Are YOU doing your part ?
A LL EYES turn now to
J^\^ the Canadian Farmer,
for he can render the
Empire Special Service
in this sternest year of the
But���our farms are badly undermanned���25,000 men are needed on
the land.
With insufficient help, the Man on
the Land fights an uphill fight to
meet the pressing need for Food.
can help.
Municipal Councils, Churches and
Schools, and other organizations,
both of men and women, can render
National Service by directing all
available labour to the Land.
Farmers themselves can exchange
labour.   School boys can assist.
Were you raised on a farm ? Can you
drive a team? Can you handle fork
or hoe? If you can't fight, you can
produce. Spend the Summer work-
'  ing on the Farm.
Let every man, woman and child in
the Dominion who has access to
Land, no matter how small the plot,
make it produce Food in 1917.
For infprmatlon on any subject relating to
the Farm and Garden write:���
government  i* tin-  crown and gloo
��� if tin- liriti..li constitution. It is __
system which all the world envies
ii-. And tries t<> imitate. Let US nut
lightly abandon it for a government
by Canadian chili-; nor Hy chun
nor by amateur conventi uis mi sup-
' i.; ti' ir liy m".\ spapers; nor evei
by boan - ..��� tradi . .1- [>_ op iscd bj
1 i lull .ho hi 'll ������ ;r sympa"
thy; In- .-in .��� lie belli ������- .>ll In
li. This i- noi iln- tin:,- 1 11
methods. N'or for revolutions. This
i-. the time ior woi I . I he i|ucstiou uf
good government is all very well, li
i.-. our duty, but the first question is
t.. Bee tllat wi- have a c tuntry at all
fbr which to make any form of gov
Our Reasons for Dissent
Our reasons (or supporting the
minority report arc these; The war
is [ar from an end; we arc going to
win 'it.
And wc continue talking in nur
Byzantine way; while the enemy is
thundering at the gates. Kirst wc
talk ol national census. That takes
six months. Then we talk national
service. That takes six months more.
Then we talk national war government vaguely. That is to consume
half of this year. And nothing done.
And then, through llawkes and God-
frey and the brave, sincere, unconscious Col. Mnlloy. we launch a ureat
inter-provincial convention al Montreal. It was horn of their success
in conciliating the French-Canadian,
hy their tour of ihc Entente cordiale.
Hut that was breaking in an open
door. The polite and hospitable
French-Canadian received them with
open arms. Aud so we are told, that
on their return they conceived this
convention. And the friends of the
governmeni now think lhat it might
help some. They are to tell Sir Roh-
erl how to govern. They are to he
the "slates general" of the French
Xow, iu the words of Louis Qua-
torze, 10 his ' designing courtiers:
"Who are wc trying to deceive here?"
Qui trumpe-t-on ici?
corrects ir. hut 'parliamentary extension engenders it. So does coalition.    Hut   1:1 election is reviving,    lt
is rejuvenating. ll is stimulating.
N'o one should lie afraid of il. ll IS
Soon   over.     In   les-   time   than     the)
lakeu to talk  about the convention.    These   c msciei tiou 1
little  .'.ar tin:.' election ima
lias  mm k
'    ':
1   man; ai        then
1.1.-   him
our temperament nor our traditions.  - ience   of   .
The assumption that it involves is a  says there is no sci< -ce re<juiriii
peculiar  ..he.    li   it  that    tl:. re  are'much educational training ..- 1
two greal prin iples in publi.   policy, ence of legislation; ami none in
uiii   01   which ever)      a       ill  adopt   thai  preparation  1-  so ncglccte.
Hut it a thai  in no despi .1 d
Our Timidity
Am,  yet, thai     oalil
tab];    fathei ��� I,     hi r.
ere.   Bul -it 1- born of a timi
nfidence, i    themselvi     or in thi
. lei torate, .-r  in  .mr  institutions,  or
iu our destiny.     I:   1-  cousin-german
I .   the   policy   lhal     i-   loo  protl.
t, We were told by ihc distil
guished seconder of the report that
an election turmoil in Canada would
be an outrage and a scandal. Docs
iie not exaggerate? \re we -1 II
uncivilized? How can a simple appeal to the electors be elevated into
the pi..portion of a national calamity ?
No Party  Monopoly of Talent
I   know   some   Liberals   who  blame
the  government  altogether  for  pres-
lent conditions.    They arc  wrong.  VVe
'are   also   to   blame.     We   should   not
have  given   them   their  extension   la-t
year.    And they should nuw   go hack
ami   plunge   once   more   111   the   pure
.source  of power;  and refresh  themselves at  the  spring of all authority.
I   have   some   friends   who  say   that
no  party  hut   lhe   good  old   war-like
Tory   party   can   ever   he   safely   en"
trusted with the conduct of a war or
of any vigorous external policy.  Well
then,  they  can  he  returned and  tiny
can   he  authorized.     Qui   vivra   \erra.
Party   Government
lt is contended that an administration hy two parties would he twice as
.strong   as   an   administration   hy   one.
[The only trouble about that  theory i-
���as a scientist would say���that when
you  come   to   examine   il  closely  you
j will find that it is not true.
Government hy parly i.-. as we have
seen, the crowning gl"ry of tlu- British constitution, and we have invited
the whole world to copy it. And
I they do so as best they can. with
I divers  fortunes.    For  they  have  not
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Vet 1    ' is what)
e cai     '   '
two  horse:
m   ippositi Vnd es*
..i        r horsi 0   we mu
��� ���      01 ; ���  ..1    ���
Coiisci   itivi       Eitln motor   or
the   brake.   Either   ii.-
���, or   ��� ���' reststen
No Mandate
' ii e might be ratcly
ditionally   favorable   to   this   pri |)
ii. n if the mandati  of this house had
u< t   already   expired.     Hut   il   is   m.w
without   authority.     It   is    moribund.
It  would  be  a  dangerous  experiment
and arbitrary.    Ami urn... ->:i it' 01 al
And the rcsoun es of tin- conslitui    1
are   :i"t   exhausted.    W'e  are   not   in
the position ..i the home government.!
j Wc  have  n..t  ordered    conscription.]
|\'..r   military   law.     Xor   the   Sllspell* I
ion ..f habeus corpus.    N'or resortedIbetrayed    it
Our  Indifference
..   '1,. . ���      .   man)   worse  tl
Just as thei e art
���   ��� I..:.. ��� ��� ������   ���   an  war.     < M,.
them  1-  -t:,-'     - :,   .     .  .
A.iy    lie-
That     .' ay    lie-       'lis':.ill:
.���...���    lies   national   demoralize.
lion.    Thai   .-. a)   lies   exc utive   par*
party i     io��er v.it
indatc of the country behind it
1 in 1,,'   coi trar)       def)  anyone to
-ay.   rea  .:..      :-   ;ii-i .ry   ai min   tl
ur   : :.; t)   g.". ernmenl  ou  the  whole
' ..-   ���  it     ,.-' . 1.   ��� ell;  or better thai:
..  ;     ���  ���    form in any other country.
It is not. ;.-  . 1   are told by political
neutrals, and often by the  press an.'
��� dpi;    ami    platform    ami    soap    lio.x*
orator, an unmixed evil.
Ami it parliament ever abandons it
in  favor of such a substitute as that
which is proposed then it  -hall have
nstituents.     It    shall
to any other course which would call nave   abandoned   healthy   party   gov-
for ahritrary measures.    Is there any- ernment for faction., and balances ami
thing here 10 justify us iu abandon- BrouPs and interests, and all the ills
ing       representative       government? '" *  " h -'���'''" makeshift government
Ilem..cracy has not  failed. has degenerated in Spain.
The Old Lion ''UI the devoted man and tbe able
What  is  the  matter  with  Canada? "������'���"��� :""1 -1"' honest and disinterested
What   should  we  do?  What  did   Bri- '������'���''   ���" ,"'  f"'-"''l  '"  both  parties  and
tain  nee.!*    We are    told  that    she  *"' '  necessarily tn be sought  for
needed   a   coalition   government.   Mo. beyond  the hounds  of  either.
That was not what she needed most. i    And   such   remedies,   and   such   re-
\m! -he had that for a long time. Ami form-   and     such     sacrifices,   as   are
still   she   blundered.     What   did
need  then?    She needed  one  "i
things���either   an   election   mam
..r a man.    So do we.    For a coali
of two parties was no better than
part).     It   was  worse.     Ami    I
he worse now but that she has fotti d
at la-t the Napoleonic man.
iJ., you suppose the) found him jn
some miraculous amateur get-to*
gether convention of super-citizens
without     parliamentary     experience:
-  e urgently   required,   if  pToperly   called
,'. ��� ���' -. arc ii"t heyond the resources of
ite. Canada,  and  are  not beyond  the  ca-
ion pacity of her statesmanship.
'ne And   ihey   are   not   to  be   found   by
ul an)   : ew forms or conventions beyond
md the  free existing parliamentary institutions of this .' nintry.
No  they  did  not.
shall,     lie   had  Ion
A Lecture Given by Mr. R. W. Douglas at U
Library on Saturday, March 24.
(Continued from last week.)
In 1546 appeared the "third hook"
protected hy royal privilege; and on
its appearance leaving his enemies to
do their worst, he went once 111..re to
Rome with du Hellay. Through the
influence of Diane de Poitiers, he
obtained a privilege from Henry 11
for his "Fourth Hook." It vvas print*
ed iu 1552. hul prevented hy tllc Sor-
bonne from appearing till the following year. In April, 155.1, he died.
Nearly all students of French literature know the story, which reads as
if it were true, of his last words: He
is lying at the point of death. A
page enters the room with a message
from some great man. "Tell my lord,"
says Rabelais, "in what a pleasant
frame you found me. I go t" seek
the great Perhaps." Then .1 lev moments after he says with his latest
breath, "Draw the curtain: lie farce
is played."
When the first hook of Pal tagruel
was written the author was ':' vears
old. It was not ihc work of . voung
man: there was no justification ior its
faults on ihc score of youth, and no
inexperience to plead in modification
of its judgments. The wisdom of a
life-time spent in study was to he expected: the fruits of many 1 year's
toil: the results of observation of
many men and many manners.
Gargantua is the giant son .f a giant
father. Grandgosicr. The first part
indicates a disposition to write a
burlesque on the romances of the
day, full of giant knights, and tales
of enchantment, lt tells of bis education, which is a satire on the earlier
teaching and an epitome of thc new
humanistic education. There is a
description of the ideal Abbey of
fhelema where everybody does as he
likes, established ou a model the
exact opposite of tbe degraded raoii-
asticism which Rabelais, so devoutly
opposed, lie impresses upon his
readers the fact that his book is not
one of entertainment only, not as
Montaigne carelessly termed it.
"simply amusing." Referring to
Ak-biades' comparison of Scjcralcs
to certain boxes, called Silcni, which
were painted outside with wanton-
figures to stir people to laughter, but
contained within precious drugs, such
as balsam, ambergrois. musk, civet, be
says that in the same way the matters
treated of in his book are not so
frivolous as the title indicates. Just as
a  dog knows    and  sucks    a  bone  in
order to extract  from  it the  marrow, j
so   he   bids   his     readers     by   careful .
reading   and   frequent   meditation   to!
suck the substantial marrow   from his
book.     So   they   will   find   in   it   high |
sacraments   and   dread   mysteries   as j
well concerning religion as concern*
ing public polity and private life.
ll  is    significant    enough  that  he
should  have   been   from    the   first  a,
great moral and literary inflence and
the delight  of the wisest  and  soundest minds the  world has seen. Shakespeare   read   him,   ami   so   did   Montaigne,  and   Hen   J ihnson,  and  Swift.
To  Sterne,  ami   Balzac  and   Moliere 1
he  was  a  constant   inspiration.   Hundreds   of   authors   have   studied   him: j
ami ids meanings are sought with ah |
mosl  religious devoutuess;  while  his I
phrases  have  passed  into the constitution  ..f a  dozed languages, and the.
greal  figures he .-crawled across the
face of the  Renaissance have survived  tin- movement   that gave  them be-1
ing,  ami  are   ranked   with   thc   monuments of literature.
Rabelais' first hook, as I have said,
is a burlesque on extravagant
romances. Gargantua rides a great
mare to Paris, which hy the whisking
of her tail knocks down wlude forests: he robs Notre Dame of its
bells; he combs the cannon halls .ut
of his hair after a battle: he eats up
six pilgrims in a salad, who live for
some time in tbe valleys and recesses
of his mouth, with other diverting incidents. The satirical element is vers
strong in this book, though it is
worth while to note that be nowhere
satirizes the institution of royalty, or
the profession of healing, the two
things in the world for which Ile
seems to have had the greatest respect.
Gargantua's education is at first
confided to sophisters and schoolmasters. With them he leads tbe
life of a clown On rising he combs
his hair with a German comb, that is,
his ten fingers, his teachers instructing him that to wash and make himself neat is to lose time in this
world. Then he gorges himself at
breakfast. After breakfast be goes to
church, where he. hears six and twenty or thirty masses. These dispatched, be studies for a paltry half
hour, bis heart being in the kitchen.
After a huge Gargantuan dinner, be
talks and plays with    his attendants.
sleeps, drinks, reads a littl limits; study Is real, and yet not ex-
goes io i.cl and sleeps nil eight. Jcessive; ... there are nc. vain dispu-
I'oiiocrates, his new tutor tatioi cea injj t,. the forms of a
ail this, and by dint ..f ;.;,:: n . .... ��� i.- ,,-,,��� logic. On lhe whole, ihe
ceeds in making him forg I his Id schi - is remarkable for ils large-
he begins the day with prayer 1 indi ��� .--. ���.- g . cl sense, its "free-
habits, lie now rise- at four, ' don; ��� .:. tl fads and prejudices
Holy Scripture, and spends tin to which 1 iti alists of all ages
morning in lectures and philosophical havi beei . . e, rather than for any
discourse Then to tennis, and after subtle or deep insight into the hu-
which, dinner. During the meal a man mind. A figlm-r in the van-
book was read, and everything on the guard of humanism yielding to 110
table was made a subject for instruc- one in his veneration for antiquity, lie
tion, passages from ancient authors was yet wise enough to remember
bearing on the subject being learnedjthal the aim of education is not so
by heart. Card- are brought in after mud to fill the student with learn-
dinner, not for gambling, but for the ing is to train both his mind and his
purpose of learning the science of body.
numbers;   and     with   these     are   ilia* I               (Continued next week.)
grams   and   geometrical    figures    for	
the stud) of geometry and astronomy. LEGAL    NOTICES
Then   they  sing   part   songs,  or  play '	
,-                       .1 LAND   HI.I.INTHV   AIT.
music, i.aigantu:,  tor his part. 111,.
(Section* :iii  und   184)
standing  now  to pla)   on the lute, tl.,-   ,.,.   .,,,.,,���,.,,������   x���   .,���.���.,   .,.
spinet,   the   German   flute,   the   violin1     TAKE   NOTICE that   application Ir -
and   the   sackbut.     Then   came     har,    fecKcoV^fo^nV Vlo^t
Study   again   fcr   three   hours.     \'exl   ''''  :'   ' ���''���*��� Sale "'''' :,""> Collector
,     ', , in.-   ."1.nn .ri. 11. .11   .���:   ih-     pistrli 1
they botanize  in  the  meadows,   \lter  -South Vancouver  bearing date the 21-
supper, more singing and playing, ?HV\hU^?tbaTn J>arce.��orft,t!ra^o^ ,
wiih feats oi legerdemain Later in I*tid premises situate, lying and beJ ��
;,-';.   , .    _ ihi  the  Municipality  of South  Vanuon-
i;   it  be  a  clear    night,   ver, more p&rticuia_i\   known ana t_.*--
,: the house tol?rl,be?  **  Lo1 J  ���   ,;"" u   <"���' DlBti - I
,    , ,       I-"1   ���    Map   V.    2 i. B,     1 ou   arc   i, ���
ui   learn     the   Quired to contest tin* claim of tho lax
r-. -   ni   thn   n1mn��rfc      Then   witli   purcnaser "-1-1'1- 15 days from the date
11     ol   llU   PIa"e".     men   with  or  til,   ..,,-,,���.  ,,,-  ,. tice   n%hi,.tt
liis   master,    Gargantua    briefly   re*  way be effected by publication for one
month   In   a   newspaper   published   In
Vancouver), and ymir attention Ifl call-
��� S�� ".I.*-, ::<; of th.   "Land  fteglatry
the event
thej mount t
the   stars
capitulated what  he had learned during  the day,    This program  was  for
fair weather; for rainy days .
ent   course   was   follow nl.   for   then
they  cut wood,    threshed  the    c irn,
Act" m Ith -on. !,,!���������. i i     and to tho follow InR   ���  .tract       erefi om:���
"and In defaull ol a i avcat or certtn*
cati   oi   lis pendens bein ~ filed beforo
the registration aa owner of the per*
i     Mm entitled under such  tax sale, all
practised    painting     and     sculpture,!    persona  so  s< rvi d   w m.  notice.   .   .
and those claiming through or under
them, and :i I persona claiming any
Interest In tlu- land by virtu.-
visited workshops and factories, went
xo hear lectures, and finally used
greater temperance in eating and
drinking. Sometimes they would
take holidays and go to the country
where the) would remind each other
of what Virgil, Hesiod or Politian
had said oi country life,
Observe that the education which
Rabelais /prescribes for' a young
prince embraces every kind of knowledge and almost every sort of exercise.   No trade or handicraft is too
humble  for  him  to learn  or  practise, I which   tht   said   lands   werb  t   '.    -���;
1 .    overdue taxes), you were the assessed
Xo single moment of the day is lo!t
unemployed;  no  faculty  of  the  body
or the mind is left untrained: play  is
rational,     and   confined     within   fair
unregistered Instrument, nnd an persons   claiming   any   Interest   In   the
land  by  descent  \v hose htitle  is no*"
registered  under   the   provisions   of
tlu.s  Act  shall   be   for  ever  estopped"
and   debarred   from   setting   up   any
claim to or In respect of the land so
snld   for   taxes,   and   the   Registrar
shall register the person entitled under  such   tux  sale  as  owner of the
land  so sold for taxes."
ANT WHEREAS application hasbeen
made for a Certificate of  Indefeasible
Title   to  the  above-nuntioned   lands,  in
tb��   name of  WlIiLTA.M   FRANCIS Sii:-
CORD;   and   whereat   on   Investigating
the   title   it   apears   that   prior   to   th>>
27th   day   of   July,   t.'l..    (the   date   on
owm't*   th, reel
tin- same time I shall effect registration in pursuance <��r such application and 1.-..-..H- ._ Certificate of Ini>_-
feasihle Title tn the said lands in the
unless ynu take and prosecute the
proper procecedlngs *u establish your
claim, if any, to the said lands, or
to prevent s.ich proposed action on
mv  part.
Dated at the Land Registry Otfiee,
Vancouver. B.C.. this 17th day of November. A.D. 1(116.
District Registrar of Titles.
To   Mlw   A.   C.   IlilliiiKH.
This   Comp_*iy,-i*|tenBs   applying;   t��
the   Registrator  Jloiit   St*k   Conv^-*
panies   for   afpcoviil   m   changing   its
name to Mill ftnff Mine Supplies Ltd.
widdess, Mcdonald company Ltd.
5 w.,
f ������).���
it v
SATURDAY. AI'ltlL 7, 1917.
It it easy foi anyone ti> write a story and say they have the best
-uii- in the world. Lead pencils work aboul the same everywhere,
Bul it is tii> to the man who buys a suit to (ind out which man lias
iln  goods, and which ones have only lead pencils and imagination.
$15, $18, $20, $22.50, $25.00, $30, $35, $40
WM, DICK BUYS OVER FIVE THOUSAND SUITS A SEASON Thai is twice as inaiiv as anv two stores in Vancouver have
i<ir the whole year. HE PAYS CASH AND GETS THEM
CHEAPER He sells them for less than anv other store in town.
For $25 he will give you GENUINE WEST OF ENGLAND
WOOLENS, made by the hest tailoring shops ill Canada. And
they will have all the jtyle the men ir the magazine pictures have.
The Greatest Clothiers in the Great West
Two Big Stores for Men
33,  47  and  49   HASTINGS   STREET   WEST
PHONE^SEY   73 60.
In "Campbell's" Big Security Fireproof Storage Warehouse.
Safe from Dust, Dampness. Meldew,  Moths,  Rodents,  Vermin,  Burglars and Fire; Silver Vaults for the storage   of valuables.   The cost   is
trifling considering the freedom from worry and responsibility.
Phone Today���Sey. 7360
Fireproof Warehouse: 786 Beatty Street Phone: Seymour 7360
At the Orpheum
The    sketch   hilled    for      lle\t   week
has a  notable cast,  headed  by  Hex-
t mine   Shone,   is   called   "Marty   Ann."
lit  is a  poetic fancy depicting    sewn
episodes  in  the  life  of    Mary    Ann.
111 ermine   Shone,   who     plays     Mary
Ann,  is  one of the    hest     known  actresses  in   vaudeville,    Her  portray
jals of a numbe'r of roles in a number
lot'   one   act   plays,     have     placed   her
among    the   vaudeville     stars     fi'oln
whom  the  public  expects  much, and
in In r present acl she more than justifies their expectations.
Horace Wright and Rene Dietrich
will have twenty minutes in a new
and somewhat different offering of
song. Mr. Wright possesses a tenor
voice of pure tone, splendid range
and   quality,   and   Miss   Dietrich   is   a
soprano of equal attainments.   They
are well known vaudevillians, and
prior to their advent iu the two-a-day
were successful in musical comedy.
An old favorite is Harry Tate's
Knglish Comedians who comes to
Vancouver with that absurd and rip*
roariously funny sketchette, "Motoring." This is a satire on automohil-
ing. and there are seven characters at
work on the stage for fifteen minutes. It is genuinely funny as performed hy this company of Knglish
As long as comedians are funny
and make an audience laugh they have
done their part. One doesn't expect
consistency in two comedians working in "one." Herbert Ashley and
lack Allmaii in "The Dawn of a New
Day," have a duologue that is really
funny. This is their first partnership
anrl the mihlic is taking to it kindly.
Ethel MacDonoiigh, known as "The
Boston" Girl," will be here in a repertoire of exclusive songs, also songs
of Yesterday and Today. She is regarded as one of the most beautiful
women of the stage. She is a comedienne and singer of fine ability.
Olivetti, Moffet and Claire have
just recently returned from Australia,
where their oddity in music scored a
grcat hit. On their way here they
tarried al Honolulu and became acquainted with the music and dance of
the Islands. Two members of the trio
arc dancers. They have revived the
cake walk so excellentl> that it becomes a new delight, and their Spanish dancing is uncommonly good.
Two men and a young woman compose the trio.
Hilly Kinkaid, who appears here
next week, is known as Scotland's
Novelty Artist. He makes entrance
in kilts, and in the course of his performance he dances, juggles and does
manv versatile turns, one of them being the tossing of several sixty pound
cannon halls in the air and getting
jthem pit the nape .of his neck, lie
|afTota_s.a great deal of amusement
iwitjf the audience.
j The pictures next week will be of
Mlic usual entertaining and instruc-
[ tivc kind, showing thc World at
Work an dat l'lay. The musical
programme which is a feature of all
Ornhenm offerings will be one that
is bound to please from beginning to
As this appears to be about the
most popular caul game
parts, and because we have notl eu
when playing with different pei
that the ryle covering a "No Trump"
hand is not generally understood bj
all alike, we quote herewith thc rule
dealing with this point, according to
the authority of lloyle. lu a "Xo
Trump" hand the joker is the onlj
trump card. It can be played in any
suit, provided the player has no card
of the suit led in his hand. If the
joker is led tbe player leading it has
the privilege of naming the suit be
wishes played to it. and the players
must, if possible, play a card ol the
suit  called   for.
In days of old. of long ago,
Maids were  demure and  shy
They  moved about, sedate  and  slow,
And never winked an eye,
Like  modest buds they  bloomed  unseen
And when they'd meet a beau,
They'd  pass  him  hy,  with   downcast
A  hundred years ago.
Sweet   Seventeen     now   shows   some
speed, '
For openly she smokes;
Amusement is her only creed,
She  smiles  at  risque jokes;
At  Cabarets  she  spends  her   nights,
(Mayor   McBeath   swears   at   this)
She's happy  under  the  bright  lights,
Is the present day Miss.
���1-IJ PP.
In its report on the labor market
the X. Y. State Department of
Labor says the average earnings for
a week of all employcss, both male
and female, was $15.26 in January, as |
compared with $15.5.'.  in  December.
ri ���limit SAI
X   Soil
SEALED TBNDEIIS will be received
by Ihe Minister ol' bunds not later
Ihiin noon on the Kith day of April,
11117, I'or tlie purchase ol' Licence
X '���".il. lo out (ilili.OOO feet of Douglas
Fir and Cudnr, on un area adjoining
Lol 2.108, Jervls Inlet, New Westminster District.
One (1) year will be allowed for removal of umber.
Further particulars of the Chief
Fore.sler. Victoria, B. C��� or District
Forester, Vancouver, i>. C. 1-17
Give the Kids
Lots of Buttermilk
The health-giving qualities of PROPERLY GENUINE BUTTERMILK have been proved over and over again by prominent medical
authorities and scientists.
We do not wish to add one word to the testimony of eminent men
All we want to say here is a word about SOU-VAN BUTTERM ILK.
Tliis splendid product is churned daily by our dairy experts, from
fully ripened cream���made according to the original recipe.
No old skim milk used, no artificial methods employed, no dirt impurities or human hands ever tpuch it. Healthful, satisfying and
higher food value, a delicious spring food for adults and children���a
truly economical food.
Phone Fair. 2624 or Ask Our Drivers. ]L>'
Tbe editor of The Standard won
two beautifully decorated and he-
ribboned waste paper* baskets in a
South Vancouver raffle this week.
Send on your Spring effusions, ye
budding poets; your lines will be cast
in pleasant places.
"Xow that prohibition is lost."
sighed a bartender at the Lotus, "I've
gotto stay with this job, and pretend
I'm being entertained by a lot of offhand alcoholic comedy."
Hon. Mr. Meighen, solicitor-general for Canada, vvas in an Irish mood in
his speech last week when be said: "I
miss many of tbe old friends; many
of the old faces I used lo shake
hands with are not here now."
The poet who wrote about "The
Cup That Cheers But Does not Inebriate" could not have known of
Tango teas or Cabarets, lu this
erudite conclusion wc have the spirited support of Mayor McHeath.
John McCormick, the Irish tenor,
has renounced allegiance to the llritish flag and become a naturalized
American citizen, for which llritain
has every reason to be truly thankful.
re Lots 7 and 8, Block 1, North half
V/i) Hlock 4, District Lots ;{;> 1 and
.'1!I2.   Mai)     1686,     .Municipality    of
South   Vnncouver,
WHEREAS proof of loss of Certificate of Title No. II1-10-I E, to the above
mentioned lands, issued in the mime of
David  W.   Elliott,  has  been     filed    in
this office, notice Is hereby given that
1 sball. ill the expirallon of one month
from  date  of  first  publication  hereof,
issue a duplicate of said Certificate of
Titie, unless in tlie meantime valid objection be made tn me in writing.
DATED at the Lund Registry Office,
Vancouver, B.C., tllis Kith day of March,
A.D. 191-
District Registrar.
'WATER   ACT,   11M4."
Ili-fore the Ilourd ot* IitvPHtlffntlon.
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
VANCOUVER     -     B.(
Medical : Surgical  : Maternity
Rates  from $15.00  per week
Classified Advertising
Seedspien, Florists, Nurserymen, 41
Hastings S,t. E��� and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
wanted to clean and repair at tht
factory, 438 RICHARDS STREET.
Revolution in Germany during the
period of the war is "verboten" by
order of the kaiser. There is no danger of the German working man disobeying .the order for, as Irvin Cobb
says, "militarism has made of him a
thing with muscles of steel and a
wooden headpiece.
The German Crown Prince' has
been promoted again. Which reminds
one of the way the boss' son "starts
at the bottom" in a factory, and by
his own unaided efforts becomes
vice-president of the concern in six
In tbe Matter of Rig: Creek, Britannia
Creek, Canyon Creek, Chaster Creek,
Clowhom River, dates Creek.
Clieakanius        River, Explosives
Creek, Fairy Falls, Mamquam River,
Mellon Creek, Mineral Creek, Olson
Creek, Powell River, Potlatcli Creek,
Rainey River, Squninlsh River, and
all other streams flowing Into Howe
Sound (except Furry Creek and
streams soulli of tl). into tlie various
arms of .lervls inlet and Into Malas-
plna Klrnil, .and Including all
streams on  island  in Howe Sound.
A .MKETINd of the Hoard of investigation   will     bo  held   at   the     Court
House  at   Vancouver,  on   Tuesdav,   tlie
2-1 tli day of April, 1017. at 10 o'clock in
tlie forenoon.
At   this   meeting     all   statements   of
claim   lo   waler   privileges   under   Acls
passed before the 12th day of March,
lilOH. on any of these streams, all objections thereto, and tiie plans prepared for the use of tlie said Board,
will  then  be open   for  inspection.
AH persons interested are entitled
to examine those, and to flic objections therein In writing; If they doom
Objections will he beard forthwith If
the party objected to bus received sufficient notice of  the  objection.
The Board at the said meeting vvill
hear the claimants, will determine the
quantity of water which may be used
under each record and tbe further
works which are necessary for such
use. and will set dates for tiie filing
of plans of such works and for the
commencement and completion of
such works.
And whereas there may be persons
who, before the 12th day of March,
1900, were holders of water records on
the said streams and yet have not filed
statements of their claims witli the
Board of Investigation, sueh persons
are required to file, on or before the
15th day of April. 1017, o statement
as required by section 201 of the "Water Act, 1014." The forms (No. 50 tor
Irrigation and No. 51 for other purposes) may be obtained from any
Government Agent In the Province.
The claims of riparian proprietors
who have filed, as required by section
<S of the "Water Act, 1914." statements
of claim to waters of any of tbe said
streams will be heard at tbe same
time and place.
Dated at Victoria, B. C. this 17th
dav of March, 1017.
For the Board of Investigation.
.    _.T.   F.   ARMSTRONG.
mh22   ���'I4.& Chairman.
Seven Princeton theological stu
dents admit never having kissed ;
girl. How do these chaps ever expect to become successful fishers of
men unless they learn to handle
smacks?���Ottawa Citizen.
TAKE NOTICE that the Hendry
Crossman Electric Company. Limited,
intend at the expiration of one month
from the date of the first publication
hereof, to apply to tbe Registrar of
Joint Stock Companies that its name
be changed to "Crossman Electrical
Machinery Company, Limited."
DATED this 14th day of March, A.D.
Solicitor for Applicant, 413 Granville
Street,  Vancouver,  B.   C.
Revision of B. C.
Dental Act
The public knows that the dental
demands of British Columbia are
not being properly met at the present time.
The public knows that, as matters
now stand, prompt dental service
at reasonable rates and at convenient locations throughout the province is not being offered.
What the Public Did Not Know Before this Campaign of Publicity was Started was that the Dental Council Was Responsible for This Condition
of Affairs.
This responsibility is now admitted
by the Dental Council through its
defense of the present Act and its
plea to members of the Legislature
to refrain from altering the present
Is It Not a
Well Known Fact
That, in the sections of the province outside of
the coast cities, residents are obliged to travel
many miles, and often take this trip many times
in order to receive dental attention.
And Yet the Dental Council Tells the Public
that British Columbia is Well Supplied with
Dentists Today and Seeks to have Legislation
Continued Which Has Been Used in the Past to
Prevent Dentists from Locating in the Province
and Thus Come In Business Competition^Ath
Dentists Now Here.
Is this Treating
the Public Fairly?
The only way in which existing conditions can be
remedied is by a revision of the Dental Act such
as will curb the powers of the body which admits
its responsibility for the present condition of
Write Your Representative in
the House Today, Asking Him
to Support the Revision of the
Dental Act When It Comes Before the House.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
C. E. Jenney, 0. A
Phone:   Sey. (134
0. Connolly. C. P. f, A.
127 Gnnville Street
This Is a New One
"She called ine a bottle-nosed thief,
so I lifted her rome under the ear;"
was a prisoner's way of describing an
assault upon his wife.
Barrister!, Solicitor!, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.       r
Vancouver, B.C.
"Stocks and Stockings" is an apt
title for a play these days. People
with 'fat rolls can show the war
stocks, and girls with skinny legs
show tllc stockings.


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