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Array SATURDAY
Vol. IV, No. 28���Established 1911
VANCOUVER. B.C., CANADA, SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 1915
���Price Five Cents
.ioiu'I*. si. Munnw
 1.
"The truth at all tiroes firmly. Manila
And ahull from age lo aire endure."
tense Canadian that by the time he was qualified for | WHY WE ARE HARD UP THE   CHANCES    ARE that his young head
citizenship, he would be so weaned from militarism W WERE are some facts about British Columbia would have been cut off and Placecl as a dec��ration
and autocracy that in his mind the good of Canada J-| as gleaned' from the Canada Year Book.    j��Ver the bawh m the ^ ^
would come before the welfare of any other country. | British Columbia has the greatest    land
. TEVENS AND HIS PETTY POLITICS
SOME idea of the size of the man who-represents Vancouver in the Dominion House was
given the other night at a Conservative Association meeting in Ward Five. Mn Stevens, M.P.,
-.���'as'called upon to address the meeting, and'we Have
a report of his remarks in. the Vancouver PROVINCE.
He devoted much of a" long address to an explanation of,the letting of a contract for some little,
trifling fixtures in the Mount Pleasant Post Office.
This contract had been given to a' firm in Berlin,
Ontario, and because of this, local manufacturers
had made a protest. Mr. Stevens explains or tried
to explain just how it was that this work had to go
out of the city. He had taken the matter^up-with
the Hon. Robert Rogers, and had pottered about
a bit, but the work had to go to Berlin.
He spent another half an hour explaining why
foreign enemies had been engaged upon the government elevator work, and how it was that somebody's
brother-in-law had been able to get a job at a government dock.
His whole address was taken up with an explanation to the faithful of non-important details regarding the distribution of paltry patronage.
Such was the address of the man who represents
lhe great City of Vancouver in the House of Commons. One would expect that Mr. Stevens, leader
of his party as he is supposed to be, in one of the
most important constituencies of Canada, should devote himself in public address to a discussion of national issues, to big questions. One would have
L.iught that Mr. Stevens would make an address of
i :iore or less noble character, inspirational, instruc
live. Rather, we find him stewing about in a petty
political puddle, delivering himself of petty explanations and apologies which we would expect from a
���ward politician, but not from a man who is sup-
pesed to be filling the place of a statesman.
GERMANY AND CANADA
ONE of the prizes the Germans are fighting for
is the Dominion of Canada. This country offers them an outlet, they claim, for their seventy millions���a breathing space. They hope to
shear Britain of her colonies and Canada is the
grand prize, and of Canada German editors write
much.
Why, we ask, is it necessary for Germany to endeavor to take Canada at the point of the sword?
For many years the Canadian government has invited Germans to come over and live amongst us,
-ettle up the open places, become citizens.
The Dominion Government has advertised widely
;n Germany for settlers and the glories of the western provinces of Canada, in peace times, have been
sung on both banks of the Rhine. Thousands of
Germans have settled throughout the Dominion, have
become citizens, and of these thousands few can be
found today whose sympathies are not with British
arms.
Germany might have made a peaceful conquest
f Canada. A kind Dominion Government arranged cheap transportation for the Kaiser's people and
offered each family a free quarter section of land
upon arriving here. Many inducements were held
out, chief of which was the privilege of citizenship
in a free country. Every German coming upon
Canadian soil was given the right to work, to worship, to vote as he desired.
It would only have been necessary for the German government had they desired to dominate Canada, to pour in German setlers and build up a German Voters' List and place Germans in the Parliament of this country in sufficient numbers to dominate the government.
This was a course open to the Germans as it was
open to every other European nation. It probably
"would have been followed had it not been for the
fact that a taste of freedom would have made every
German finding a new home in Canada such an in-
German success in the present conflict would area of any of the provinces outside of Quebec and
mean the passing of this Dominion into the hands of Ontario. Her land area is 353,416 square miles,
the Kaiser. Our country would be a prize for the|and n(.r* water area is'2.439 square miles. Her po-
financiers of the Prussian Empire. Canada under i pulation at thelast Dominion census was 392,480
German rule would not be a great domain to be used S0U|Si anrj her position sixth in rank. Her imports
for the housing and the sustaining of a vast popula- jn J9H ampunted to $57,922,481, or assuming the
tion of free and independent people. Under the then population to be 500,000, $1 15.85 per head.
Kaiser Canada would be a valuable empire of nat-; Compared with the Province of Manitoba, with an
ural resources to be developed by the sweat of the, estimated population of 550,000, Alberta with an
working men for the enrichment and aggrandize-! estimated population of 450,000, and Saskatchewan
ment of a financial and military despotism such as! wjth an estimated population of 520,000, she stands
the world has never seen, and pray God, may never  as follows:
THE BRITISH COLUMBIA Electric Railway
Company has lost the services of Mr. Frank Harris,
publicity man. The company will miss Mr. Harris
and so will all the newspapermen of the Lower
Mainland who have found in him a friend and a
counsellor. Many a man's hand has been stayed
in the midst of an article antagonistic to the company because of personal regard for Mr. riarris.
The whole community will wish Mr. Harris well in
the work which he may take up in the future. The
SATURDAY CHINOOK would quietly suggest that he enter civic politics in Vancouver. Mr.
Harris loves Vancouver, and has the training and
the brains necessary to make a capital alderman.
see.
T
THAT CONSERVATIVE MEETING
RUE to our past we rallied in preparation
for the fight and the enthuiasm did not wane
until there seemed to be no hope for a struggle. ... A truly worthy band of workers they are
���and I am sure they can be depended upon when the
day of battle comes. ... I would urge three things
upon the attention of every member: unity in our
ranks, concentration of our forces, and loyalty to
the party."
This is fighting talk. The language might have
been used in a letter home from the trenches. The
forceful personality behind these words would be ol
great service at the door of a recruiting tent. The
quoted sentences, however, are from the annual
speech of the secretary of the Ward One Conservative Association.
The Conservative Associations of the city are out
on a recruiting campaign which puts the efforts oi
the recruiting oflicers of His Majesty's fores in the
shade.    Hence the fighting talk and the "rallying]
and the concentrating," and the appeal to loyalty.
Entrenchements are being thrown up, fortifications arc being built and a war chest is being levied.
Conferences are being held. The morale of lhe
workers is being enlivened. Everything is beinrr put
in order for the great defensive.
An effort has been made to drive a diplomatic
;wedge into the fortes of the Prohibitionists and i'ic
Star and the Crescent of the Brewers and Distillers
will be lined up with the Skull and Cross Bone- of
General Bowser.
They have violated the neutrality of the Public
Service of the Province. They have rifled the public treasury. They have starved the people. They
have turned responsible government into government by an inebriated compact.
Our offensive against the men who endeavor to
clothe their cause with what respectability attache!
to the name of the Conservative party will roi be a
clash of one parly as against another. It will bc a
fight of the federated reform influences of the I' ro-
vince against greed, brutality and corruption. If
the history of the Anglo-Saxon peoples may be relied upon to repeat itself, when THE DAY < ������:, nes,
victory will perch upon the banners of the forces
Imports per head���
B.C. Manitoba        Alberta Sask.
$115.85        $83.75        $40.68 $26.65
Assuming that the imports of British Columbia
THE MOST LAUGH-PROVOKING newspaper features of the day are: Mutt and Jeff, Scoop
the Cub Reporter, Eddie Gold and Bringing Up
Father.
if.   if.   if.
EDITH CAVELL DIED for her country. Yet
her country refused to give Edith Cavell the right
to vote.   A woman at Kamloops is said to have com-
... ,  . , ..    .   ,     I mitted murder.    She hangs    on    Christmas    day.
should not exceed the average imports or Manitoba,   npt       L       u        ,- ��� ,
i ,,.,, j 1 hough unable to live as citizens, women must take
Alberta.and Saskatchewan, which is $50.36, the the same chances as citizens before the executioner,
difference of $65.49 between the average and the
actual imports would reperesent the value of goods
imported per capita, which should be produced at
home. British Columbia imports per capita are
$32.10 greater than Manitoba, $74.1 7 greater than
Alberta, and $89.20 greater than Saskatchewan.
The Year Book gives the total possible farm lands j KELLY, THE MAN who got the million and a
of the Province as 45,237,000 acres out of a total I half graft out of the Manitoba parliament buildings,
land area of 226,186,370 acres, or 20 per cent, of -s t>ein8 forced by the courts to return the money to
the whole.    In available farm land British Colum-|[he Pf��Pje. If a policy of forcing restitution is fol-
1       ,    j   fr.L   r .l   d ir        i    j        I lowed when the new government ascends to office
bia stands tilth ot the Provinces.    In tarm lands oc-  ���    D -.- ,  n ,     ,.      , .     , . ,        ....
... .  ,      . it-,. f n -      iln British Columbia, there should soon be sufficient
cupied she stands last (except the Province of Prince | f(Jnds ������ ,he treasury a, Vlctona ,o a���ow q{ -m^,
Edward Island, whose total available  farm lands j contributions in aid of disabled soldiers,
is 90 per cent, of the whole island, B6 per cent, of w �� ���
which is occupied).- Only 5.61 per cent of the pos-: {? TJ C0SJS $j40 ,0 hau,a carIoad of ^
Slble farm lands of British Columbia are occupied, j from Chilliwack to Vancouver over the new public-
rhe total possible farm land under cultivation fon built, privately-owned C. N. R., how much would
1911  is   given as 2,540,000 acres.    According to! it cost to haul the same car across the continent.
Provincial   records  there  were  between   the years | * * *
1905 and 1911 about 4,500,000 acres of farm J CRITICS FIND FAULT with Dr. McGui.e belauds sold, which leaves 1,960,000 acres of sold'cause the we" known prohibitionist visits Mr. Bow-
possible farm lands in the province unoccupied and'Ser W'1en *? Sent-en��'- **���'" Vancouver, We see
held for speculation. i n,�� refon ^ -^doctor should be condemned for
this alone.    Mr. Bowser, so far as we know, is the
only member of the government with whom a prohibitionist would dare or care to visit.
f * tf
\ IF DR. McGUIRE ever attended professionally
I upon some of the members of the McBride govern-
| ment, it is little wonder thai he became a supporter
of temperance.
BRITISH COLUMBIA HAS had the honor of tf �� *
a visit front Hon. Robert Rogers, Minister of Public.) "i \v/ni II n \/r~\TV c     ,t    i  i      i     . .i       i
\��/   i        n ���       \/t   ���        o-    r> i        ni. l WUULU V U 1 1:. lor the Liberals at this elec-
Works.     rnme  Minister *5ir  Kobeit  Borden has > ,-     ������     ��� i . _��� ,1 .1       i       ..,   . ,,       ,
. .    , n . . ,   ,, ,     . . I ti��n,    said a man the other day.    but they haven t
never visited British Columbia since coming to po-  ������,  ,������  ���._ ._��� 1 ,     ,.
, ,   , -., .   ,       e      .'     I got any  men ��� any big,  prominent,  outstanding
wer.    Me has not visited anv part of Ihe west since, m-n ������
1911.
The per capita expenditure ol  British Columbia |'
is $32.30 higher than that of any other province.
BY THE WAY
engaged in the most
Canadian history.
ighteous political up<;  .*'? in
L
A LESSON IN TEMPERANCE
IEUTENANT-COL. WARDEN is back
from the fror1 on furlough. He was seriously
wounded in one of the big battles in Northern France. Col. Warden has given a graphic description of the battle in which he was knocked out.
Col. Warden tells the story of how he h^d to crawl
back from the firing line, weak from the loss of
blood and pain, and finally landed in a hospital. He
says that if he had been a drinking man he never
would have come out alive, and believes that many
of his comrades perished because their physical fitness had been reduced by drink.
Col .Warden should be kept in British Columbia
to lecture on temperance, for his testimony will be of
more value to the cause of prohibition than all the
eloquence of many orators.
On the firing line men need steady nerves, clear
heads. They must be physically fit. No man is
physically fit whose veins carry blood poisoned by
alcohol.
tf   >f   -a,
THE DUKE OF CONNAUGHT has
time to call around once or twice a year.   Aparently
British Columbia is nol of sufficient importance for
the Prime Minister to waste any time visiting.
f tf if
THE SMOOTHING OVER and patching up is
turned over to such men as Rogers.
IT WOULD BE WORTH a great deal to get a
report of the Rogers-Stevens interview. If Stevens
knew half as much about the "game" as Rogers,
Bob would never have been forced into coming to
Vancouver. But Stevens is crude and the split up
of commissions and the come-backs and the rake-
offs bother him terribly. Hence he is in trouble with
his own party and former friends. Thanks to the
cunning of Rogers, the lid has been fastened on
again.
* * *
BY THE WAY, Mr. Stevens has given a certified
cheque, we are informed, to the Dominion Trust
officials for five thousand dollars plus. This does
not close his relations with the big frame-up.
"WAR GRAFTERS PUNISHED" runs a
heading in one of the daily papers. This was in
distant France, however, not in Canada. A war
grafter in this country is more likely to be knighted
than punished.
* * *
IF THAT FRENCH-CANADIAN fire-eater,
Mr. Armand lavergne, M.P.P., had declared his
objection to Canada participating in the present
war from a platform in Victoria, B.C., instead of
Rue Tache, Montmagny County, Quebec, what
would have happened to him?
"Yes," replied the poor Gril, "1 agree that you
i have keener men for candidates than we have.
i'"1"1 I What Liberal, for instance, would have the brains
to grab that $105,000 on the coal deal as Dr.
\oung managed to do? Which one of our candidates would have the business head to put through
the cattle deal that made Price Ellison famous?
Which of our men would be able to handle Indian
reservation transactions with the success of J. S. H.
Matson or Hamilton Read? We have, indeed, no
organizers such as Mr. Bowser, himself, whose ability extends to the training of oysters, the wrecking
of trust companies and the defending of the unfortunate coal mine owners of the Island. Who among
our number would have the smooth manner of dealing with Bill  Mackenzie and Dan  Mann as Sir
Richard has?    Who, I say would "
"Stop, stop, my Liberal friend," said the man;
I am a Tory.    I might as well admit it.    But I am
with you this time."
* * *
ONE OF THE good results of the Bob Rogers
visit ,s that Mr. Stevens, M.P., takes the platform
to support Bowser and the Provincial gang. Mr
Bowser put the blocks to Stevens on the Spanish
Banks deal. Stevens tried to make out that the
Banks were Federal property. His friends were
due to make a big thing out of concessions there
Bowser proved that the Banks were Provincial property. Stevens made Bowser hand over the Kitsilano Indian Reserve. But what of that. Bowser's
friends got $80,000 commission so they should worry. Going over the whole situation. Bowser ha*,
downed Stevens al! along the line in the matter of /
the easy money. Stevens has nothing else to do now
but sit up and be a good dog. He has found that'
bucking the machine is all the same as fighting windmills. OH
TWO
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1915
"IT WASN'T ME���IT WAS THE OTHERS"
Hang! Bang! Bingo I Three members of the Provincial
Cabinet are canned with a tingle stroke of the lien. Meliride gets a job at probably fifteen thousand per year, but
Taylor and Voung do not even get characters. Dowser did
it. He cleaned out thc camp. He will himself ride the
white horse at the head of thc Conservative party. He ii
taTdng in With him A, C. Flumcrfclt, Lome Campbell and
C. E. Tisdall.
Bowser and McBride cannot remain under the same roof.
Tom Taylor irritates thc self-appointed Kaiser of British
Columbia. Dr. Young committed the unpardonable sin of
getting caught in a small graft of $105,000. With the new
men Bowser proposes lo establish a private kingdom and
rule the people with a rod of iron. Then woe unto all yon
malcontents. You will worship at my shrine or be cast
into outere darkness forevere.
Bowser is a joke���crude and pitiable we admit, but never
the less a ioke! Did not thc Manitoba Conservatives attempt a reconstruction after tile old grafters had been exposed? Can two or three new and clean men hold down
the old gang of blood suckers that are lead by the chief
Hood sucker: That game is too weak, even for a school
1>oy, By his action Bowser admits that his government is
Weak; that with the old gang he had no possible chance if
he faced the people. An utter route was all he could sec.
Bowser was the chief mover in the ruination of tHc rcople
'and of the province. He gloried in that work. He drove
lire people with his crooked machine until, with their backs
to the wall they bared their arms and showed their teeth.
.Bowser, like thc bluffer he is, crawled and slunk back to
his trench. He throws out a cry of peace. "It wasn't nie.
It was McBride, Taylor and Young. I will fire these
wicked men. and take in three clean men���l-'Iunierfelt,
Campbell and Tisdall." Bowser is on his knees and pleading for mercy from the people.���Omineca Herald.
cal conclusion. True from time to time certain cases will
arise where a man ought tn be released from that obligation, but there should bc sound reason in.each case for
such relief. The headquarter! nf each military district
ihdnld have the responsibility fur cloeely investigating each
application for discharge, and should deal with each individual case solely on its merits. Canada has no time and
no money to waste mi training men who will prefer to pay
back fifty dollars of the public funds lhal they have received, rather than go to Ihe front. Canada is engaged
in the serious business of raising men In fight. It is not
running a training school merely for fun This is a reform that should be dealt with promptly and vigorously.���
Natal Reporter.
CALGARY RETAILERS DISPLAY B. C. APPLES
Our Grand Provincial Debauch
"We've   hail   a   wild,   financial   spree."
���Sir  R.  McBride.
LIBEi RTY-LOVING LAVERGNE
Wittingly or unwittingly Sir Sam Hughes has placed
Lt.-Col. Arinand Lavergnc, M.P.P., for Montniagny, in
a most ridiculous position, and has forced him to reveal
himself in his true colors as a slacker who is willing tu resort to almost any excuse rather than seriously carry out
his military duties. For years Lavergnc has been strutting
around the Province nf Quebec as an officer nf the militia,
admired nf the ladies for his slim and distinguished bearing, a ferocious fellow with the word "Liberty" for ever
on his lips. Today, when lhe liberty, not merely of French-
Canadians, but of all democratic civilization hangs jn the
balance, lie seeks shelter under the excuse that it is not his
duty tn defend Englandj but England's duly to defend him.
It dues not perhaps reach tile consciousness of Col. I.a-
vergne that England lias already defended Canada most
successfully. If it had nut been for the putter nf the British
navy, German warships would have reached Quebec in September, l''14. and his own county nl" .Montniagny would
now In- under the same type of German governors whn have
made Belgium su happy and contented. The heroics oi
Col. Lavergnc would nut have stopped them; tiny would
lint have fled even from his oratory, And iu lhat case we
should probably have found the gallant youth declaring
that it was not his duty to defend Canada, but lhe duly uf
the United States to come to his rescue.
Col. Lavergnc gives as one of his reasons why he wishes
to use his sword for purely ornamental purposes, that the
French-Canadians of Ontario are being subjected tn a tyranny worse than Prussian, but even they reject his sympathy and patronage. "Le Temps." the leading French-
Canadian newspaper of Ottawa, which has been the battle
ground of the bi-lingual controversy, says-'
"The pompous drawing-room, colonel and member fur
Montniagny uses his privilege in refusing a commission,
but he has no right to place the odious burden on our
shoulders, or the French-Canadians of Ontario. We have
enough of our own troubles without being the stepping
stones for the ambitions of Mr. Lavergnc Or Mr. Landry,
another colonel, whose military operations are confined lu
Ontario, and nf whom lhe whole artillery is limited tn an
ubselete vocabulary.
"Of such friends wc have too many, Should Iln- Almighty rid us of them, wc could settle with our enemies
and for lung we would he having all the French teaching
that we desire."
if Canadian! were all such poltroons and coxcombs a-
Lavergnc it would indeed be necessary for England In
defend them���did sin- deem them worth tin- effort. Perhaps this Captain Bobadll nf thc busings will now resign
his commission a- an officer uf the militia, and be content
with the rank of "Honorary Colonel."���Toronto Saturday
Night,
This week in Calgary, nearly cvery retailer of fruit had
his window filled with apples from British Columbia.
wbu:h, together with the advertising of the Department
and that of the retailers themselves, coupled with the aggressiveness of the jobbers as well as the publicity given
in the papers, has stimulated an increased interest in British
Columbia apples. Although there was no apple week in the
ordinary sense of thc term, everywhere, throughout thc
city thc sign ""Buy B. C. Apples" was to bc seen in the
shop windows. Show cards were printed by Market Commissioner and distributed to the retailers. These cards
occupied a feature position in the stores and in thc windows.
The Hudson's Bay Company had a most attractive window. In the background hung heavy green velvet curtains,
before which stood out prominently great letters made of
apples; these were "B. C." Below this there were arranged
a number of thc seasonable varieties in boxes, while at
either side there stood large circular stands, the tops of
which were tipped towards the windows. Right up against
thc window there were a number of artistically arranged
baskets of apples. All together the display was one of the
most talked of apple displays in the city.���Kelowna Courier.
 ���   as)   i  |
TO WHOM SHALL THIS POOR MAN PAY TAXES?
"We've had a wild, financial spree,"
Sir Richard says���Sir Richard knows;
He  watched  our  great  debauch   with
glee.
; Now grins at our delirium throes.
He was the chef behind the bar,
Ycleped "The Speculators' Hope."
The drinkers came from near and far
To quaff his sweet, -dcliusion dope.
He and his pals did Veil their task,
With   greatest   skill   they   mixed   the
boose;
What  tips were  passed we  need  nol
ask,
They did their duty win or lose.
Our   cups "were   filled   with   honeyed
words,
And never drank such eager drainers;
They  made us  feel  like  feudal  lords
With all the world for our retainers.
We spent our cash, and in his care
We placed our credit full and free;
We're sober now, and, trembling, slare
It was "a wild financial spree."
If from experience spring up
Our metaphors to aid expression;
Sir Dick's acquaintance with thc cup,
Ko doubt, gave to the world this fresh
one.
Twelve years ago you came to power,
Strange   things   take   place   at   Fate's
command���
And ever since that fateful hour
You've   held   this  province   in   your
hand.
You put to proof Carlyle's rough gibe
That "Most of Britishers are fools,"
With this great province fair and wide
You had maetrial and tools.
To test its truth and make it pay,
You did the work in splendid slyle���
"Exceptions prove the rule" they say,
You proved that dictum of Carlyle.
You praised this province hcre,.-and
hence
You advertised it far and wide;
You went abroad at our expense i
And there you advertised���McBride. I
You praised our province from earth's
centre
Up 'to its surface and its skies;        ,
'Tis true,  aye. without  peradventttre,
You drew to it the whole world's eyes.
And to yourself until you became
With  it  inseparable  in  thought,
Till o'er th' Atlantic spread your fame:
And brought the title that you sought.
You clothed our prosince without
shame,
Like simple truth,  with garish lies;
ONE WAY TO GET CHEAP RECRUITS
lo   I
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Some newspapers have become needlessly excited over
The Post's criticism of the fantastic scheme adopted by the
Militia Department for raising men in small towns and
villages throughout Canada. The scheme is to permit any
small community that will raise a minimum number of
twenty-five recruits to keep those troops in their home
town all winter, nominally for training purposes, really so
that the Government will have them available for serious
training in the spring.
1 denounced this scheme as insane���as a mere attempt to
bribe young men lo play at soldiering. This is exactly what
it is. If it should not work out to be a worthless fraud
it will be almost a miracle.
These young men who will volunteer for service to remain at home will each draw $1.10 a day, pay. They will
also each draw 75 cents a day for ;rtiaintcnnce. Thus they
can enlist now, have a good time ail winter at home, wearing the King's uniform, and playing at being soldiers for
six months. At the end of six months they will have drawn
from tbe Government $273.00 each���mighty good pay during those months that they would probably otherwise be
idle. At. the end of their six months' "training" they will
be at liberty to buy themselves out of their battalions by
paying $50 each.   Thus they will be ahead $223 per man.
Great scheM6'-'-isn't it? No wonder it is resulting in
a.very rapid enlistment in the smaller communities! Should
any-one be surprised a^jfs; being denounced as insane, from
'he, country's view-point.? It is merely an .invitation to
'shirRe'rV to loaf at public expense. T cannot, see how any
pSffrWIcf newspaper can bring itself to support it.
o!)A��r*a matter of fact, the whole practise of permitting men
tfl'jbliy themselves out of the army is a serious mistake.
When a man has once enlisted for active service, he should
be under an obligation to perform .that service to its logi-
The Herald came into possession of a letter this week
which was written by a man on the prairie to the Secretary
of the East New Hazlcton Board of Trade'. The man
owns six lots in that townsite and he wants to know to
whom he shall pay the taxes. He also asks if the lots have
any value at present. If the Herald were to answer the
queries the reply would bc���Pay no taxes at any time to
any person; the lots have no value now or at any time in
the past, while any future value is extremely doubtful.
East  Xew   Hazlcton  has  no  connection  whatever   with
Xew  Hazlcton,    They do nut even touch on the outskirts
by about  half a mile.    East  New   llazlc'lnn is' one uf the
many  wildcat  townsites  in  which  ihe  provincial  govern- j
ment is part owner and encouraged unscrupulous promoters '
tu peddle tu the credulous public at prices per town  l"l
in excess of the value per district Int.    K.ist Mew Hazleton
Central Hazlcton, South Hazleton, Ellison, Scaly, Hazlcton
Cily,  and  many  other  socalled  townsites,  together   wiih !
numerous tub-divisions to each of tbe above, stand today I
as monuments to thc disgrace of the provincial minister of
lands, the premier, the attorney-general, tin- local member,
lhe legislature, anrl In the province itself.
Not only has tin- Xew Hazleton district been thus cursed
by a mad government and its pack oi hungry wolves bul
every point along lhe G. T. 1'. railway which gave promis ��� I
of a future has been similarly cursed.
That is nol the worst, su far as the government is c ui- i
cerned. Minister of Lands Ross, Premier .Meliride Attorney-General Bowser, and cvery member of the legislature
knows that many miles of land along the G. T. P. have
been sold as townsites to people the world over, and the
government owns, or did own, a quarter interest in each
of them, but. Hon. W. R. Ross, minister of hinds, has for
several months, and is yet, trying to dispi se of all that
'land again. The minister of lands, with knowledge and
consent of the premier and attorney-general, has published
and is circulating from the government offices a pamphlet
showing in red ink I.AXD OPEN FOR PRE-EMPTION.
The red ink covers practically every townsite every subdivision and a great many farms that are under cultivation
and millions of acres sold lo speculators.
To whom shall this poor man pay his taxes'" Certainly
not to such a government!���Omineca Herald.
MATERIAL FOR THANKSGIVING AND GAMBLING
And now we have, a year's crop valued at $5,500,000,000.
(her a billion bushels of wheat; 3,090,500,000 bushel- ol
corn, saiil lo he the most valuable corn crop ever raised,
a record breaker in uats; in fact everything hut potatoes,
ill plenty ami of g I quality.
This is tbe bounteous earth: these are the "kindly fruits
ui the universe" thc prayer bunk bid- us be thankful fur.
Xalun has dune her best. She has always been a lavish
and sipiilug mother whn would nol let lhe humblest of her
creatures starve.
It remains fur Man, the noblest of all life, said In be
fashioned in the image of God himself, to divert this generous bounty, either through bad management or cupidity,
and waste it (which happened with the peach crop of Ok-
lohoma) or "corner" it where no human hand, not blessed
with the golden sign of Mammon, can get at it.
It will be stored away until it can be manipulated to tbe
best advantage in Wtill Street: Men will yell themselves
hoarse on the floor of the corn exchange when it goes up
or down a point and will go mad with joy, or crazy with
grief as it soars or falls. Its value as a food for the multitudes is a matter of no concern, unless the multitudes have
money to buy.
The loaves and fishes have no place in this picture.
There will be just as much hunger, just as much privation,
just as many suffering from insufficient nourishment the
coming winter as if the crops had fallen way below the
mark.
It matters not how plentifully tbe Lord provides, Man
has means by which be can thwart all this splendid munificence and by a system of petty, calculating subterfuges,
foot the people and cheat thc people into believing that
there is not enough food iu the world to keep them in
health and comfort. In their hearts, the people are not
folded, but are held, hard and fast, in bonds so forged that
neither they, nor an army, could break them apart.
What's to be done? Arc wc to go on for ever, reaping
our sumptuous harvests on the one hand and doling out
thin soup on thc other? Are wc always going to allow Man
to go hungry while his Mother Earth provides?
The old argument that Ile.who does not work shall not
eat, has no foundation in this day. The man who earns
his bread by the sweat of his brow often cannot feed his
family, while the man who inherits vacant property or
some railroad bonds eats so much and works so little that
he must devise sportive exercises for keeping himself in
decent health.���Detroit Times.
That  Wh���ly,  D���ke  and  L���k  cor.:
bines
May  land the  Orange and other  'I
rics.
Say on  them rests the "right divhn
Since Cromwell wrest it from our
Kings,
'Twixt  right  and  wrong  to draw  t'
line���
The  Grits  know  naught of sacred
things
What would they do if loyal Tories
Were not on watch to guard the thro-
Look bow they've spread those wicke
stories
'Bout   Roblin's   government   and   o
'own!
What do they know about -a s-tate
Of high and virtuous statesman's
craft?
They can't e'en fairly imitate,
tjust  whisper  that  they,  too,  migl
graft).
And give th' old flag another flap,
Tour party's loyalty to show;
Give traitorous Grits an "extra sla'p
But speak just now the traitorous Ion
Who are the traitors?   Look demur.
This "war has shown���will show here
after
Need of new names���be not too sii:
That Tory wont bc called "Wangr-ai-
ter."
Though you sit in "indulgent calm"
There's something with you wont for
get
Gen. Joffre never misr.es a detail.   The great commander-in-chief  is here  seen  questioning  some  of  the
young French soldiers who are wearing the new French army helmet
Though   Shakespeare  gave  us   some-l
thing like it���
The truth's the same ill both, uf
course���
Sir Richard's home-made one will
strike il.
Into our  hearts  with  greater  force.
The devil oil gels Time tu aid hini.
Wilh strange events, to hide his game;
Sir  Richard says, when dupes upbraid
him,
"It is the war���I'm not to. blame."
His policy with care lie planned,
Su nicely fashioned none could trim il;
Ile   Foby-W'elch-Mackenzie Manned
I lur country's credit to the limit.
Lands to the rich be sold, pro teni,
And speculators aims be fostered���. .
The pour could buy or rent from llicm,
Ile  knows  how   Irish  tenants  pros-..
. .percd.
Pro teni! what should one say instead?
Xew use for old terms oft arises���
We've pondered o'er what Bowser
said
In tllat great speech upon "The  Crisis."
The lands so sold may not be sold,
And if they're not, will he relist them?
He got some speculators' gold
But what about that landlord system?
Landlords make Tories quite as good
As manufacturers protected.
By  both  thjs  motto's  understood.
"Keep common labor well subjected."
Plain folks arc slow to understand
The statcman's subtlety of thought.
We're   puzzled   'bout   those   sales   of
land
And wonder if 'tis sold and bought.
But pray, sir, what was your intent?
We're puzzled more since  Bowser
spoke;
Are we to judge from the event?
And deem your policy a joke?
A joke���a throw���'the common game,
Xot knowing how the dice would fall.
You   lose���there's   some   one   else   to
blame.
You win���why then you planned it all.
And people from all quarters came
Thinking to find a paradise.
"I'was then you thought your scheme
was good,
Anil so it seemed while we could bor-
I'l >w���
W'e burrowed all  the  cash  we  could,
That  ended���then  began   our  sorrow.
The bubbles that so high ymi blew.
Reflecting all you rhet'ric -plendours.
Kept btirlttng till  not  even you
Could longer  fool  the  money  lenders.
They say if Truth gels time enough
It will all falsehood overtake���
A  little of thai crucial  stuii
Showed all your policy a fake.
Then came the war���loo late to hide
The harm your scheming brought a-
bout;
What would you've done with th' unemployed
Had it not ta'en our brave ones out.
And ope'd for us the fcd'ral purse
Whose thousands daily pour in free,
And saves us from the rod's full force
Earned by that "wild financial spree."
You  thought you  held   the  province
tight,
Your  party's  prospects  looked   quite
charming,
You  gave  your  friends  all  jobs  in
sight
(The Grits, confound them, should go
farming).
But now your grip appears relaxiug,
E'en old-time Tories seem less sound,
A  shrinking revenu's perplexing���
You can't make jobs for all around.
If one, not in your pay, gets slack
About the waist and doubts a bit,
A taunt may bring bis faith right back-
Just have your Bowser call him Grit.
Now get you ready for the  fight.
See that your armor's well adjusted.
Keep Manitoba out of sight���
Of course  thc d d Grits cari't bc
trusted.
Encourage all your battle lines
With future hopes and ancient glories.
To whisper in ynu "You're a sham!
You will not hear?    You'll listen \
And now, Sir Richard, go your wa.
Thousands  of victims  curse your
name;
"A wild financial spree" you say���
Go���with  your knighthood  and  yoi
fame.
���OKOOK N1KA TL'M-TU.M
CHIE CHAH  KOO.
ADDRESSING   SOLDIERS'   MAIL
In order tu facilitate the handlir
nf mail al lhe front and tn insur
prompt delivery it is requested h
P. O. Department that all mail be ai
dressed as follows!���
(a)  Regimental  Number   	
(h) Rank   	
fc) Name   	
(d) Squadron, Battery or Coy	
(e) Battalion,   Regiment   (or   other
unity),   Staff   appointment   or
Department   	
(f) Canadian  Contingent   	
(g) British  Expeditionary Force...
(h)'Army    Post    Office,    London.
England	
Unnecessary mention of higher formations such as brigades, divisions, is
strictly forbidden, and causes delay.
SUCCESSFUL POULTRYMAN
In Successful Poultry-man for October, H. D. Reid, of Victoria, vice-
president of the B. C. Poultry Association, discusses co-operation among
poultrymen, giving the experience of
the Victoria Association in purchasing grain by car ioad lots. It proved to be a big saving. He believes
that if l|!ie poultry breeders could
buy direct from the grower there
would be a still greater saving effected. Results of the International
Egg-Laying contest is given. There
is an appreciation of the late Mrs.
D. M. Ross, of McKay, Burnaby, who
was for many years secretary of the
Central Park Poultry Association.
This organ of the B. C. Poultry Association is published at Central Park.
Mr. E. B. Gate being editor. s.--* umu'.j&v E m i * i-; K-aum.
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Insurance Effected in Best Companies
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OF RENTAL PROPERTIES
We have had Twenty-five Years' Experience in Vancouver
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E. B. Morgan, President
Phone Seymour 7467
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Candidates for South Vancouver Reeveship
Include Many Men of Ability and Sterling Worth
Death Knell oj Municipal Vaudeville is Sounded as Volunteers Come [Forward��� Gillespie'
Thompson, Bruce, Campbell, Winram and Stevens Join in Chorus, "Barkis is Willin''
"'!' 'Ml?;:,.''''
B. C. Municipal Bonds
HAVE PROVED THEIR SAFETY AND STAI'.I UTY
AS A PROFITABLE INVESTMENT
Send for Latest List
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Head Office���839 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
P.  Donnelly,  General  Manager
liiii^ ��
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RANDOM  BITS FROM
"THE   LISTENING   POST'
Regimental Paper of the 7th Canadian
Infantry Battalion, Lt.-Col. Odium
commanding, 'Somewhere in France'
Wanted!
Man and Wife as caretaker
Canadian trench which is in goo
pair. Man must be able to wnrk i
chine gun at intervals. Wife to
and send up starlights. I'.oth
Supply own gum boots and ut
organs. Wages for two, -HI di
per month and rum issue. ,\,,
drcn in arms or without arm-.
Vancouver     Employment
please copy.
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CHRISTMAS HAMPERS FOR
FOR FIRE LADDIES AT FRONT
This week sees the last of the fours
n Christmas hampers sent to meiti-
I   -��� of the South Vancouver Fire Detriment serving wilh the colors somewhere in France.
Each nl the hampers contain cooked
gi- jse, pluni puddings, cakes, coffee.
cheese, nuts and sox, These gifts were
the result of a grand ball lu-ld at Fraser Hall, on November 5th, when sixty
couples joined to make merry -under
th< auspices of the South Vancouver
Firemen's Benefit Association. Captain Horwood and Chief Lester for
the Association tender thanks to soldiers' wives and relatives who helped
ta make the gathering a success.
This big war began in the Balkan-.
W iuld it not be an odd turn of fate to
set  it decided  there?
* * *
Wpodcow Wilson will put real inean-
iflg into that Thanksgiving procluill-
,.: ni this year.
* * *
There are fourteen parties 111 the
Russian Duma. We ill Canada might
|(  worse off than wc arc.
* * *
Telephone company comes along
with the announcement that it will
educate its office boys. The office
boys we have met know it all now.
Classified Advertising
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WATCHMAKER
10,000 WATCHES and CLOCKS
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MONEY TO LOAN
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Jewelry, etc A quiet, respectable,
reliable place to borrow money.
Midi gold bought. Established. 1905.
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Mentioned in Dispatches
Wilhelm was much cheered by a
message froni his old friend and ally,
the King of the Cannibal Islands.
This ferocious old ruffian thanked
Wilhelm in the name of barbarism for
what he had been doing. All cannibals and barbarians had learnt much
from their German Christian brethren,
but he thought the poison trick was a
mistake, as it spoilt the victims for
eating purposes. "However," added
the Cannibal King, "no doubl you
Christians know best."
* 4 tf
My Little Wet Home in the Trench
I've a little wet home in the trench
Where the rain storms continually
drench
There's a dead cow close by,
Willi  her  hoofs  toward the sky
And she gives off a beautiful stench.
Underneath, in the place of a floor
There's a mass of wet mud and some
straw
And the "Jack Johnsons" tear
Thro' the rain sodden air
O'er my little wet home in the trench.
Then- are snipers who keep on the g"
So you musl keep your nappcr down
low
And  their star shells at  night
Make  a deuce of a light
Which  causes  the  language  to  flow.
Then  bully and biscuits wc chew
For it's days since wc tasted a stew
But with shells dropping there
There's no place to compare
With my little wet home in the trench.
* * *
During the hottest of action at Gi-
vincby when the German shells were
falling ill millions around headquarters
and a "Coal-box" had knocked ihc frying pan out of Bruce's hand and a Jack
Johnson had parted Taylor's hair, the
Adjutant rushed in to see whether two
casualties had occurred in the kitchen.
Instead of adding two casualties to his
decrease in strength, he hastily jotted
down two on the credit side. "Belinda," the fox terrier and perfect lady-
dog, recently adopted by Bruce and
so-called "Bruce's Belinda," had given
birth to two daughters in the sor.p
box. Since Private Hunt was taken
prisoner by the Germans, there is no
wet nurse in the Med. Detail. But the
S.M., being a family man with all the
adaptability of the Wessex Regiment
(I don't think) sprang lightly into the
breach, with the grace of a ballet dancer, and thc agility of a charwoman,
produced his rum bottle. The twins
certainly could not see when he started but they could see still less when
he had finished. At a general meeting
of all married men in the Regiment,
it was resolved to give Belinda a
chance to nurse her own children. We
understand that this programme has
been successfully adopted to the evident benefit of the new arrivals.
STOVE   REPAIRS
DON'T THROW YOUR OLD
Stove away. We handle castings and
'epairs to fit any stove or range.���
FRANKS, 44 Water Street.
Brooklyn judge hands out a decision that a baby cannot be enjoined
from crying. Must have taken a lot
of thought to come to that conclusion.
* * .*
Health expert figures that family of
five can live on $1.Q5 per day. Perhaps���for a day or two.
IN South Vancouvei there is being brought forth out of the jumble,
the political storm and stress, a* new spirit which is going to place
the unhappy municipality back upon its feet.
To defeat the order of things which has placed the district in a
position of ridicule and brought a splendid municipality into contempt
before the world, there are volunteers coming forward of a splendid
calibre. A public opinion has been aroused which might well be
:-pread to every other district throughout British Columbia.
Developments during the past few weeks indicate clearly that a
worthy, honorable and efficient man will be placed in the field to
oppose the comedian who today wears the cap and bells at the head
of the council table. And behind this man, it is the duty of all the
right thinking people of the municipality to stand together.
In connection with the reeveship for 1916 many names have been
put forward and each man who has signified his willingness to serve
the district has declared himself ready to place the welfare of South
Vancouver ahead of all else and to abandon all personal wishes for
the common good.
Of those whose names have been mentioned the following stand
out: Mr. F. J. Gillespie, a veteran in municipal life and a splendid
business man; Mr. J. J. G. Thompson, a well-known resident of 19th
Avenue West, a lumberman; Mr. Cosmo Bruce, head of the Coast
Lumber and Fuel Company, a large local concern; Councillor James
G Campbell, whose work on the 1915 board has been notable; Mr.
William Winram, a former councillor, and Mr. G. A. Stevens, a
former councillor.
Mr. F. J. Gillespie has been heard at several meetings which
have been held throughout the district and the impression made by him
has gained his candidature wide popularity.
Mr. Gillespie is a Canadian by birth, first saw the light in Sim-
coe County just sixty years ago. As a young man he served for
several years as a school master and gave up the wielding of the birch
at Uptergrove, Ontario, near the town of Orillia, to go.into the mercantile business. As a merchant he was successful and as a citizen he
won a high place in the minds of his neighbors. At the age of thirty-
four he was made deputy reeve of the Municipality of Mara, County
of Ontario. There he served four years as deputy reeve and in 1894
was elected reeve by acclamation.
In the eastern counties, the position of warden, or chairman of
the county council, is the most honored in the county. In 1894, then,
Mr. F. J. Gillespie was elected warden of the County of Ontario, the
unanimous choice of a county council of thirty-six members.
Retiring from the warden's chair, Mr. Gillespie served the council' for a time, to retire. At that time the people of the county of
Ontario gave him a splendid banquet, a purse of gold, and an address
which .is one of his treasures today.
Some years passed and chanpes in the Municipal Act of Ontario and the development of certain problems in the county caused
a committee to present a petition to Mr. Gillespie to return to the
council. He was waited upon by a number of citizens headed by the
pastors of the various congregations���of all faiths���in the county
town and decided to yield to their requests.
In eight years in the council of Ontario, Mr. Gillespie served in
every executive position���warden, chairman of finance, chairman of
legislation, chairman of committee on education.
There began his interest in municipal affairs, and it is the hope
of a great number of the people that Mr. Gillespie's knowledge and
experience as an executive be turned to account in South Vancouver.
Mr. Gillespie served for six years upon the executive of the Sons
of Scotland, was a member of a committee of four who passed upon
death claims and supervised the executive work of that Order.
For more than eleven years Mr. Gillespie has resided in the city
of Vancouver and was one of the first property holders in South Vancouver. He is a conservative business man and is popular among all
circles. He is president of the Victoria County Old Boys' Association of Vancouver, an organization of considerable size, the vice-president of which is Dr. McEachern, of the General Hospital. He is
president of Gillespie's Limited, a strong financial concern, and is
interested in the Excelsior Life Assurance Company of Canada, of
which company he has been for years the manager for the Province
of British Columbia.
So much for a worthy old war-horse who has come forward
absolutely with the one idea in mirid of assisting South Vancouver
"out of a hole/' and who declares that his interests must be submerged
for the general interest and that he will support any good man and
himself withdraw if the successful outcome of the contest demands it.
As for the others, they are more generally known than Mr. Gillespie, who is given precedence in this article on the grounds of age
and experience. Mr. Thompson, who bears the endorsement of the
Social Service Association, is one of the sterling men of the, district.
He is a business man of proven ability and is associated with the False
Creek Lumber Company. He has had no previous municipal experience.
Mr. Cosmo Bruce, whose name has been announced, can be personally recommended by the SATURDAY CHINOOK as a business man with few peers in B. C. He has large interests in the district and his company, the Coast Lumber and Fuel Company, is one
of the largest employers of labor in the district. Mr. Bruce has been
for one year president of the Board of Trade, and is an energetic
and successful citizen. He has executive ability and fighting qualities which do not dishonor in anywise the famous name he bears.
"I will stand down for any man if thc ratepayers think that the
cause will be better led by another." These were the words of Councillor Campbell, who for the past year has worked hard on the council
board and taken a determined stand against the comic opera chap
who has caused all the fuss. Councillor Campbell is a conscientious
and successful councillor, and should he stand in any capacity in the
coming contest, he will have hosts of friends who will work for him
and vote for him.
As for ex-Councillor Winram and ex-Councillor Stevens, little
has been said in the street. Both served in former councils and have
clean records and have many friends who would like to see their names
go forward. It is understood that both gentlemen have stated that
they will not interfere in a straight contest, and believe that a three-
cornered affair would only have the effect of allowing the old, mad,
sensational order of things to proceed in the council chamber.
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SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 20, 1915
South Vancouver Municipal Election
SOME THOUGHTS AND SUGGESTIONS ON THE
BY   J.
THE municipal elections are approaching and already candidates are announcing their intention to seek election either as
councillors, school trustees or reeve. The contest for the reeveship promises to be very complicated if all the candidates who have
announced themselves go to the poll. In fact, from present appearances, the struggle for the position as chief magistrate of South Vancouver seems likely to degenrate into an unseemly scramble for the
reeve's indemnity.
So far seven candidates have been mentioned���Reeve Gold,
Councillor Campbell, ex-Councillor Winram, ex-Councillor Stevens,
Mr. C. Bruce, president of the Board of Trade, Mr. F. J. Gillespie,
and Mr. J. J. G. Thompson, the nominee of the Women's Forum and
the Social Service Council.
Now to my mind it is extremely doubtful if any one of the candidates mentioned would be in the field for election if there was no
indemnity attached to the position of reeve. In holding that opinion
I may be wrong. If so, I take this opportunity of apologising to any
candidate who will make a public announcement that he is willing
to forego his right to an indemnity until the financial difficultes now
facing the municipality have been successfully overcome. Any candidate who is not willing to make such an announcement must not be
surprised or feel hurt if he is accused of being more interested in the
reeve's indemnity than in the welfare of South Vancouver.
In ordinary circumstances I believe in payment of a substantial
indemnity to reeve and council, and I would extend it to school trustees. . But, South Vancouver is faced with extraordinary circumstances, and the number of candidates who state that they are in the fight
to a finish justifies the suspicion that it is not the interests of the municipality, but the possibility of securing the reeve's indemnity that induces them to remain in the field. And they have no right to complain if, during the coming campaign, that suspicion is hurled at them
in the form of an accusation.
I' Any candidate who is sincerely desirous of helping South Vancouver out of the dangerous financial position into which the municipality has been allowed to drift, will not hesitate to announce that,
in the existing crisis, he is willing to stand aside or, if elected, to serve
for twelve months without remuneration, so as to set an example to
all interested in the welfare of the municipality to sacrifice something
for the good of the community. Candidates who cannot afford to
serve twelve months without pay should step down, and in so doing
they will gain the respect and confidence of the electors for a future
occasion.
i' The financial position of South Vancouver is such as calls for
sound judgment and good business administration, but not for panic-
stricken economies which in the long run may prove extremely costly.
The reeve during the next three or four years should be a strong man
who will not be stampeded by public clamor or the so-called "will
of the people." The idea which seems to prevail in South Vancouver
is that the reeve and councillors are the servants of the ratepayers,
and that when "the people" speak they must perforce obey. Such an
idea is erroneous and to a large extent is the cause of South Vancouver's position today.
"The people" in times past demanded this, that and the other
expenditure; and the council in trying to finance public improvements
demanded were latterly hard put to find the money. For a time municipal debentures fetched a good price in the money market and financing was comparatively an easy matter; then came a slump in mu
nicipal bonds and the councils of the various municipalities were advised by their fiscal agents not to sell at the prices offered, but to
raise money for public works by the issue of two or three treasury
certificates, in the hope that in the meantime the money market would
improve. Instead of improving the money market has steadily gone
from bad to worse, until where five years ago South Vancouver
could finance public improvements at tyi and 5 per cent, interest,
today it is difficult to raise money at 8 per cent.
FORTHCOMING CONTEST FOR THE REEVESHIP
ALLAN
But, while the financial market was gradually going from bad
to worse, "the people" of South Vancouver and other municipalities
demanded from councils that they be found work, or, said they, "You
will have to keep us." And in endeavoring to find "the people"
work in Vancouver, South Vancouver and other municipalities, councils have jeopardised their credit and the stability of the corporations
by raising money on short-term loans at big interest. In short, "the
people" called the tune and the ratepayers are now being called upon
lo pay the piper. And the ratepayers, particularly speculators in
land, now find fault with reeves and councils who endeavored to
comply with the demands of "the people" for employment.
That is the position today. Two years ago, when the money
market was falling and municipalities could not sell debentures except at very low prices, Mr. Edward Gold (as he was then), Mr.
A. H. Lewis and other South Vancouver critics of municipal administration organized an agitation against the reeve and council who
were blamed, scoffed at, and derided because debentures, authorised
by "the people," had not been sold. Messrs. Gold, Lewis and Company declared that the council, not the money market, was to blame
and they denounced Reeve Kerr and the council for issuing treasury
certificates instead of selling bonds. They even went so far as to
assert that if what they called "a business council" was elected, within twenty-four hours every South Vancouver bond on the London
market would be sold.
Explanations of the rue financial situation were ridiculed and
laughed to scorn by "the people," who declared that Reeve Kerr and
the council were responsible for the failure to sell debentures, and
delegation after delegation waited on the reeve demanding work.
Had Reeve Kerr and the council firmly refused to comply with
the demands of "the people" and steadfastly adhered to the only
sound principle on which any municipality can be administered, namely to spend nothing until debentures are sold and the money is in
hand, many of South Vancouver's present troubles would have been
averted. Unfortunately, Reeve Kerr and the council earnestly endeavored to carry out the wishes of "the people," and in order to find
employment for men residing in the municipality, they incurred liabilities which had to be met at great cost.
Reeve Gold, who was the loudest in blaming Reeve Kerr for
issuing treasury certificates and thus departing from the sound principle mentioned above, took office in January last. And, strange to
say, instead of proving himself to be the strong, iron-willed man he
had led many people to believe, he too weakly yielded to the demands
of "the people" for employment; and before he had been a week in
office he broke with the old fiscal agents, who had financed South
Vancouver at 7 per cent., when other municipalities could not finance
at less than 9 to 12 per cent., and he urged the sale of treasury certificates to an American firm at a considerably less price than the old
fiscal agents had agreed with Reeve Kerr and his council to give.
I merely mention this fact to show that Reeve Gold, instead of
helping South Vancouver out of its financial difficulties during his
year of office, has been a party to still further putting the municipality
into the hole, by the issue of additional treasury certificates which will
have to be redeemed in two years time or the municipality will forfeit
many more thousands of dollars than have been dropped already over
the transaction. Had Reeve Gold been the strong man he claimed
to be, or the business man he said he was, he would have refused to
issue any more treasury certificates and set to work to finance in the
only safe, business-like way���by endeavoring to collect the debts
due to the municipality in the form of taxes and thus pay off its liabilities. Instead of doing so, he plunged the municipality still further into debt and put all the hindrances possible in the way of the
council when an effort was made to collect arrears of taxes.
All through the current year. Reeve Gold has acted on the assumption that by dismissing officials and reducing salaries, he was
going to solve the financial problems facing the council.    Such an
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idea is childish on the face of it and, in view of the great loss accompanying the sale of treasury certificates this year, one is forcibly reminded of the parable of the man who strained at a gnat and swallowed a camel. That parable describes Reeve Gold exactly. AH
the troubles between reeve and council have been about trifles and.
taking his conduct throughout the year, it may truly be said that he
has "strained at a gnat and swallowed a camel."
For instance, if he had been allowed to have his way in the dismissal of officials and employees, the saving effected would not have
amounted to $5,000; in fact I doubt if it would have effected any
saving whatever. But, supposing he had saved $5,000 on salaries I
How much would have been saved if he had adhered to the principle
he advocated before his election and had strongly opposed the issue
of treasury certificates? Then again, while Reeve Gold and the
council wrangled about the suspension of officials, the regular business of the council was allowed to get greatly in arrears. The Court
of Revision of the Assessment was delayed till the latest possible moment. Thus, when the court decided on an all round reduction, instead of the assessor being able to make the necessary alterations in
the assessment roll with his ordinary staff, he was compelled to engage extra assistance; and the tax collector, who had to alter the tax
roll, was also compelled to engage extra help and to work overtime
for many weeks.
Where was the economy? And where the retrenchment?
And so it has been all through Reeve Gold's administration. He
blames the councillors; but any reasonable person acquainted with
the facts must acknowledge that the councillors saw further than the
reeve, when declining to agree with the drastic changes which he endeavored to force the council to make. Reeve Gold pleads in extenuation of his conduct that he was only trying to carry out his
pledges to "the people." Had he been a wise man, or a business man.
he would have yielded to the will of the majority and have trustee!
"the people" to accept his explanation that he had done his best, but
had been over-ruled.
Any man who serves on South Vancouver council next year,
either as reeve or councillor, must be prepared to keep expenditures
within the revenue from taxes and to do all that can be done to collect arrears. In the circumstances, therefore, it is clear that the reeve
must be a strong man who will not beafraid to act as his judgment
indicates, and to tell "the people," should they differ from him, that
they must trust the council to act in the best interests of the municipality and not try to dictate what the reeve and council shall or shall
not do.
If the reeve is giving his services free he will be in a far stronger
position than if he is accepting an indemnity, no matter what the a-
mount. I would earnestly urge, therefore, that the several candidates for the reeveship get together and come to some agreement ir*
regard to the indemnity and agree to set aside their own personal desires and ambitions in the interest of the municipality at large.
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Scene on the West Front where Canadian  troops acted valorously during   German bombardment
Serbians  Fleeing  Before  the  Huns SATURDAY. NOVEMBER 20. 1915
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m shop iilii-n ahe net" tl"- nioal for her
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Strictly Presh I'.tttt-. arriving dally, doi 60
Canada - Whole Wheal Meal, .'..25 .20
Vim Camp's Cork and lleans, .1 for ���-'.*���
It. IV Vinegar, reg.  ISc, my price, ,1 lut' ���-'?
Pry"i Cocoa,  I   Hi. 1 in-    5��        ,-10
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THE Vancouver I larbor Commissioners have undertaken a project to reclaim several acres of lancl in False Creek, under and
adjoining the Granville Street bridge. The work is costing hundreds of thousands of dollars, and the commissioners hope to build
up an area which will be of great value for industrial sites. Along
the foreshore are located many large lumber industries, and the reclamation scheme is having the effect of practically blocking all en-
trance to the docks of these industries. The lumber men, headed by
Mr. John Hanbury, sent a delegation to Ottawa to make representations to the government and Ottawa has intervened to the extent of
allowing at least some sort of waterway for thc benefit of the lumber
concerns.
The immense reclamation scheme is considered by Vancouver
business men to be absolutely unnecessary at this time. It will require
an expenditure of money which might better have been used for the
I more pressing matters of public interest. With the immense amount
of water frontage available in and around Vancouver���Burrard Inlet, False Creek, the North Fraser Arm���there should be no necessity for many years to come to undertake the reclamation of that portion of False Creek being dealt with at present.
THE CHARGE IS MADE AND NOT DENIED BY
THE HARBOR COMMISSIONERS THAT THE LUMBER AND TIMBER BEING USED IN THIS PROJECT
HAS BEEN IMPORTED FROM TH U. S. A, A BITTER
INSULT TO THE LUMBER MEN IN FRONT OF
WHOSE DOORS THE WORK IS GOING ON, WHO
HAVE MILLIONS OF DOLLARS ALREADY INVESTED ALONG THE SHORES OF THE CREEK.
From the standpoint of political expediency, the undertaking
of the work is very timely; the labor on the reclaimed area will be
confined largely to dredging and filling. The Mackenzie and Mann
interests have already received vast contracts from the government
for the deepening of the channel in False Creek. Up to the present
they have been dumping the silt into that portion of the Creek which
is to be occupied by the Canadian Northern Terminals. Their policy here is well known, for it simply amounts to this: the government
pays so much a yard for the digging up of the dirt in False Creek,
and this dirt being worth so much a yard for filling purposes, is shot
over the wall into the Terminal site. THE GOVERNMENT
PAYS THE SHOT AND THE C. N. R. GET THEIR
WORK DONE FOR NOTHING.
So in the reclamation industry proper, THE C. N. R. WILL
| BE PAID FOR DIGGING THE DIRT OUT OF THE
{CHANNEL, AND THE HARBOR COMMISSIONERS
! WILL PAY THEM FOR PUTTING IT.BACK INTO THE
CHANNEL, AND ALL WILL BE WELL WITH THE
CONSERVATIVE CAMPAIGN FUND. It is not surprising
therefore that Hon. Robert Rogers in his recent visit expressed great
satisfaction at the way in which the Harbor Commissioners were carrying on the reclamation work.
The reclamation scheme has been objected to by the city council and by all the large business interests in Vancouver.    The government, however, has turned a deaf ear to all representations made
by them, and is forging ahead with the work.    Upon this work NO
BRITISH COLUMBIA LABOR IS BEING USED AND)
NO BRITISH COLUMBIA   MATERIAL.   SAVE   THEJ
SILT FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE CREEK BEING j
UTILIZED.
The government of Canada is putting up the hundreds of thous-
ands necessary for the enrichment of the contractors.    THE C. N. I
R. AND THEIR INTERESTS ARE THE ONLY   PAR-'
TIES WHO WILL BENEFIT save possibly people who in the
next twenty-five years will find it necessary for want of water frontage sites on False Creek, the Inlet and Fraser River, to take up a
site on the New Island. The whole undertaking is plainly a political
project for the raising of campaign funds, and for the helping out of
a few contractors who do not even use B. C. coal in their engines or
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Theatrical Notes
Pantages Theatre
Pantages opens up next week with a
six act hill par excellence.    Tlu- (*,irls
nf tlu- (Incut head (he bill with a classy ac! in ihc form nf a musical tabloid.'
including  dancing     The  dresses  and i���    ��� c , sj
settings nf this act arc immense. goers   is   tl
Direct from Paris with an acrobaliclJiu-jitsu Ac
'Ur-.   Kian
little brown
[Monday. X- member 22. the manage-
menl  have  booked  in  another stellar
'hill, tlu headliners uf which are thc
world renowned  ".Musical   Bentley's,"
Jwho  are  accorded   first   place  in   '.he
I world's roster ot Xylophone artists.
The array t f irstruni nts a: 1 class of
music furnished 1 * tin -t stars is
in  itself  sufficient i    - ing  card  In
tire  week.
act with few peers are lhe four Portia
Sister-. Their imported velottr settings call great attraction In their
fine performance,
Morgan and Cray with a comedy
act, "Every day in the year." by Wil-
lard  Mack, is a  -cream.
Prances Oyer is a dainty singing
comedienne who has won a place in
the hearts of Iter audience in her
\V( -tern  lour.
John and Mac Burke have a new
nut, The Ragtime Soldier, ami it's a
dandy.
A- an extra added attraction, the
management have booked N'anaomi,
the dancing violinist. This talented
young lady is noted for her beaut}
and pleasing way-, and has al ali limes
earned hie applause. First run pictures closes an extra fine hill
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Columbia Theatre
Another fine hii! of vaudeville is in
sight I'm- patrons of the Columbia
Theatre.    Int-  the    week    beginning
:,:   u --ten   .-. ill
���-:  in theatre
I   n   i:.:   antl,
n on b>  Xfes-
Tl e-i   cle- er
nflertng   an   act   which   :-   a-   unique
1:- li   IS  .ntcrc.ii   ... le-    ^nc   i  sent s
nf fencing displays-and thoroughly illustrate tite various uses for which
Jiu-jitsu  wrestling   i-  adapted,
llae.cn antl Ross an- a Singing and
Yctdeling Trio who v.try a straight ad
with various pleasing snatches nf harmony nf popular airs and fm- those.
appreciatitte nf good harmony singing
antl yode'ing their art will offer plenty '���! t i'lertainment.
Ruby Smith is a Itttle lady who dispenses comedy with a chic and dainty
grace such as is ti,.t usuallj connected
with one oi her style in vaudeville.
That she "puis it over" is amply illustrated hy the fact that people laughed themselves out of their scats in
Seattli during her week'- engagement
in  thai  city.
The l-ostilliai-.s are a pair nf exceptionally well developed athletes who
are putting nn an \crial and Tooth
Suspension \ct. Their many -units
"i lhe "ir n jaw*' variety are pri-tie in
Imli'. an audience spellbound, so daring art   tlu -
Three reels of good Motion Picture
will serve t i tip off this well balanced
PROVINCIAL ELECTION BEFORE CHRISTMAS
I
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That a provincial election wHich is likely to be announced at
any moment is the information e*pi*essed by Mr. McGeer, the Liberal candidate in the Richmond' Riding. An interview with Mr.
McGeer appeared in the Vanco^r SUN of Wednesday morning
in which he stated that he had inside information to the effect that
lhe government forces were getting) their decks cleared for action.
Following the appearance if | the interview*, in the SUN, Mr.
Bowser himself was asked to deijyj Mr. McGeer's statement. This
Mr. Bowser refused to do. He!\\|ould neither deny or affirm; but
under pressure it is understood' thai the attorney-general s^ted that
it was possible an election would be held before Christmas.^,
It has been known for some, time that the governn*nt party
has been" getting in shape pamphlets and circulars, calculated to impress the electorate with the alleged wisdom, honesty and progres-
siveness of Mr. Bowser and his associates. This ammunition is stored
away in the hands of the machine, and is in readiness for use at any
moment.
Cut of False Creek, showing Industr'?' SIX
SAT-UK WAY   CHINOOK.
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South Vancouver.
Weel freens. I wunner hoo many
o' vac hae taen pairt in a kirk service
wi' a regimental batind furnishin' the
music.
There wis a notice in the papers the
ither nicht lae the effect that a regimental baund wud lend the praise at
yin ii' the local kirks. I wis ill a kin
o' swither whether tae go an' hear
it or no'. 1 hinnie been a very raigular .-ittentler at the kirk durin' the last
twelve year i r s i hack, and I maun
say I had smile doobts as tae the
wcesdom o' attendin' even on this
parteeeular occasion
That's anither mark that can be
chalkit up agin McBride an' Bowser
along wi' the rest o' their sins. They
fellies ongauns hae been the means o'
niony a guid man siniiiii' his sow!���
av' feel that ashamed ii' himsel that
he Wudnie think it worth while gaun
tae the kirk.
Of course. I'll admit that Sunday's
a pretty liauridy day fur some fellies
pursuin' their bent for agryculturc. an'
incidentally gcttilv a wee bitty bent
in the back in the'pursuit thereof.
science at tin
English kirk-
could gie us
thocht o' attendin' an
-I guess Felix Penile
some  ither  instances  o'
famous Scotties condescendin' tae
honor an English service wi' their
presence,
Hooever. I maun say for a' that I
wis treated in a humanitarian sort o'
speerit. an' I wis hardly a nieenit in
my sate afore I wis feelin' mysel quite
at hame.
Wan young lady hatimled me a wee
hymn book���I couldnit say it wis a
hymn book either, for it had a lot o'
ither things in it���I think they ca' it
the book p'" Common Prayer. I cannie
be share, though.
Hut wha wud hae thocht it���wud
yae believe it, freens. 1 bail prepared
mysel tae act mare or less in tbe nature o' an interested spectator o' the
proceeding, expecti.i' that the hymns
wud be mare or less foreign tae me.
Judge o' my surprise when on look-
in' up the first hymn (1 think it's 383')
tae fin' oor ain much honored, much
sung "Auld Htinder." Gee, it wis as
if 1 had met a freen o' long ago.
Registered at the Post orrice Department, Ottawa, as Second Cla.su
Mall  .Matter.
His subject
selfishness, ai
sermon In- sa
which wc tt'
though we're
ni it- ��� - *      "'
lint the maist intcrestin' pairt,-in my
opeeiiyin, wis when he launched out
against the competitive system.
He made a terrible indictment o' the TELEPHONE:
system  wc live tin,lor in  the present ah departments Fairmont  is:i
age.   "Competition is lhe life o1 trade," j Night Calls Fairmont lim; L
lhe   preacher   said   "was   the   maxim   - 	
most popular among business men���
aye. tin' among workin' men. But," lie
conteenyied, "it is also the creator o'
the drunkard, thc criminal, thc oot-o'-
work, an' the slum."
I tell yae, freens, 1 felt like gaun
up an' sbakiti' haun's wi' him richt
there. Often hae I heard my chum,
Jim, the .Soshylist. say the same thing
���an' noo tae hear it iu an English
kirk���shades o' Felix Penile.
I can tell yae freens, I came awa
frae that service feelin' a wee bitty
better than when I went in.
I like tae hear a man come oot wi'
it strecht frae tbe shoother, an' while
the congregasbon seemed tae tak deep
interest in it���I wunner if they'll min'
that sermon when it comes tae eleckshun time.
"Competition is the life o' trade" is
what they say; but as Jim says���"It's
also the dathe o' the worker."
Yours through the heather,
SANDY   MACPHERSON.
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Then there's the chicken-boose tae
clean oot an' lots o' ither jobs tllat
yae ha'e saved up a' week���but for a'
that I believe they twa fellies owre at
Victoria are mainly responsible for the
lack o' kirk attendance.
The intimashuii in the papers took
my min' awa back tae Auld Reekie.
1 wunner hoo niony o' the auld Edinburgh fellies an' lassies oot here hae
attended Church parade at St. Giles
on  the  Sunday  inornin'.
Moiiy a time hae I sat iu that ancient edifice an' listened tae the battnds
o' the Seaforths, the Argyles. the Cam-
erons, the Black Watch, the Gordons
or some ither regiment that wis in garrison up at the Castle.
I wis jist wunneriu' if the services
'11 be gaun on as usual the noo���but I
guess they will.
If yae remember yaer history, it wis
in St. Giles tllat the famous Jenny
Gcddes threw the stulc at the bishop's
heid, an' I kin remember the first time
I wis there���I wis a wee shaver an'
in chairge o' my aulder sister���I felt
kin' o' wcys as if I wud hae liked tae
repeat the performance.
The form o' service wis in niony
respecks quite different frae oor ain
faimily kirk, an' it seemed tae me, who
was a profound champion o' the redoubtable Jenny, that there were certain things in the service that werenie
thc real Mackay. Hooever, I dinnie
propose tae pose as a higher critic
on rclieegin, an' we'll'let it go at that.
But wha can,forget the fine music.
Wha can forget-the wey in which the
congregation, led by the baund, sang
the Auld Hunder or some ither namely
hymn. The red coats o' the sodgers
an' the auld tattered, war-worn flags
that hung frae the ceilin' wis a fine
scttin' tae a scene that wud cherm
the hert o' ony participant in sic a
service.
Hooever, tae come tae the service
last Sunday in St. Peter's.
I confess I had a bit qualm o' con-
Thc baund struck up the same auld
tune an' I'm tellin' yae freens, I enjoyed at up tae the mark. I didnie
need tae look at my book for the
words, they a' came back withoot ony
difficulty, an' I'm tellin' yae I sung
wi' a' my micht.
I got stuck at thc end though, for
I noticed they hae stuck on an extra
verse, the reason for which I ct.uldnie
see. It's aye like they bailie Englishmen���they're aye thinkin' thcmsels a
wee bitty superior in their ain wey.
Hooever, I guess they need that e>tra
verse a' richt.
The next pairt o' the service struck
me as bein' kin' o* funny. The .minister or rector, or whatever they ca'
him, says somethin' an' the rest o' the
congrcgashon say anither thing. Gee,
it wis attwfu funny I thocht. That
went on for quite ,t long time an' I
had anither peppermint drop. This tae
me wis the least enjoyable pairt o' the
service, an' I can quite unnerstami noo
what wey Jennie Geddes flung that
stule at the bet-shop's heid.
Then wc had anither song, an' jidge
o'-my surprise on openin' the book tae
fin' the title, "Onward, Christian Soldiers." Gee, it wud seem as if they
English folk ha'e swiped a' the guid
auld Scottish songs. Hooever, I wis
singin' wi' gusto again, "Marchin' as
tae Wa-a-a-ar"���yae ken hoo the chorus goes, freens. I wis aye a heid yin
at that song. The baund wis in fine
fettle, the kettle-drum an' the base
drum were in their richt place when
they were needed.
Then thc minister or the rector got
up in a wee bitty pulpit tae deliver the
sermon.
I can min' when I used tae be a
raigular attender in my younger days
it wis jist aboot that time I used tat
fa' asleep, but I was very muckle in
terested on this occasion, an' anxious
tae hear what he had tae say.
It wisnie a long sermon, but tae gie
credit where it's due���even if it's tae
Many curious bits of folklore are
stored in the memories of the old men
and women who arc passing away after playing their parts in the building
up of Canada, and unless they are
transcribed in good time Ihey will
soon be lost. The present chronicler
has endeavored to preserve, as nearly
as possible in thc words of the narrator, two random reminiscences of
and old resident of Simcoe County,
now in his seventy-eigth year, who
spent bis youth in what was then
Lower Canada, just where lhe St.
Lawrence broadens from river to gulf.
"You've been at Rimotiski, you say.
Tell me, do you know little Metis and
Grand Metis, and is there a lighthouse
therenear a spit of land? You don't
know? Well, 1 could tell you something strange about that lighthouse.
I've seen two ships piled up on that
spit in one night, one with its back
broken. There was a man there that
bad a lot of land from the Government, and he used to sell if off at
eighty cents an acre or so. He started
to build a stone bouse just a little way
in from that point, but he only got
tbe first storey up. After those
wrecks, when the bodies would conic
ashore, they would put them in the
cellar of that house until the coffins
were made for tern. Well, nothing
was ever seen, but the doors would
slam open and shut, and nobody touching them. My aunt used to keep her
milk in that part of the place, and she
told me that no matter how fast she
shut the door it would fly open almost before she could take her hand
off it. So the man never finished the
house, but I heard after that they
built it up as a lighthouse, and it's
there today.
"In those days wc had no doctors.
The nearest doctor was at Rimotiski,
but there was no railway then, and the
roads were bad, so for the most part
we were bom and died without any
help from a doctor. But there wa.; an
Irishman named Johnston who could
set your arm or your leg if you broke
it, and he could stop bleeding. He
could that. He said himself he could
stop a bleeding if be was in Ireland
and you in Canada, so long as he knew
your christened name. I know he
could do it, for he stopped it on me
once. One day I was chopping a
good-sized tree, when my axe slipped
and I cut my arm underneath near
the shoulder. Thc blood run out of
my sleeve in a stream as thick as your
thumb.
"I called to the other man working
near me: 'Run you and tell Johnston I
have cut myself.' Off he went, and
he hadn't been gone ten minutes when
the blood stopped. That was just the
time be got to Johnston.
"I only irietl it myself twice, anil 1
hadn't much faith in myself, but 1
did it allright. I was driving the
team into tbe bush for a load of
stakes when I came across one of the
choppers sitting by the road. He had
cut himself bad between the big toe
and tbe next one, and the bipod was
running out nf his boot. "I'll die out
with ye, Mae. when ye come back,'
said be. 'and if ye see Johnston in
there, will ye tell him.' Johnston was
in there loading, and I said: 'So-and-
so (naming tlie man) has a cut foot,
so we'll make a short load and go
back for him. and do you stop thc
bleeding.' 'Didn't ye try it yourself?'
said be. 'I did. but I've no faith in
myself.' said I. 'It's enough,' said lie,
'I don't need -to try it, and we'll put
mi a full load.' So we did. antl when
I got back to tlie man 1 said: 'Is it.
still bleeding?' '\"u.' he says, 'it stopped just after ynu left me.' That was
one time, and another time I stopped
my brother's nose bleeding."
\ diffident question as to the Hindus operandi brought no direct revel-
ilii m * of thc charm. "It's words you
say," was the information proffered.
"You say them over nine times, and
you have to know the christened name
of the person. The words must be
told by a woman to a man, and by a
man to a woman. I had them both
from a man and woman."���J. A. McNeil.
DRAWING AT DRUG STORE
Mr. C. Urqubart, the manager of
the People's Drug Store at 25th Ave.
and Main Street, has arranged an interesting drawing to take place on
Xew Year's eve. .A coupon will be
given away free with every purchase
of 25 cents or over of N'yal's Family
Remedies or Xyal's Chocolates, which
will entitle the holder to a chance 911
three Victrolas purchased at a cost of
$102,00    Save your coupons.
SATISFACTORY TAILORING
Tbe tailor that is always busy, with
a reputation for complete satisfaction
for his patrons is Mr. W. Clift, at 56th
and Fraser Street. Mr. Clift has a
complete range of new cloths in
tweeds, serges, etc., for fall and winter wear, and he guarantees fit and
perfect workmanship, with big values
for the money.
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SOME LIVE PARS.
With so many weddings in lite
White House, life for the congressmen and senators is just one wedding
present after another.
* *
It is evident that Uncle Sain should
fortify tbe Panama Canal againsl itself.
* *  *
Now that saloons close on Sundays!
in Chicago the Windy City's Sabbath
will be a day of rest���not of arrest.
* *  *
The melodrama of real life these
days is making thi- stage thriller a
back number*
* * *
Hen pheasants warned England of
approaching Zeppelins recently, thus
rivalling the geese, whose cackling
saved  Rome.
* * *
A woman was scared to death by a j
raid mi a gambling den. -To her. ili--j
covery was more to be feared than)
gambling,
* i!t    *
Mexico announces that she doesn't
want a foreign loan. Maybe she
couldn't get it.
* * *
Sulzer says Roosevelt is a political
corpse. Well, they say one corpse
should know another. '
* * *
A   Philadelphia  girl, chosen, as  the]
most  beautiful   maiden   in   the   U,   S., |
says she  isn't.    She  is  certainly   the
most sensible.
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Well Named
"Two is Company" was the name of
a play that lacked audiences and died
after a couple nf performances mi
Broadway. Evidently :tl that play
there was a crowd.
What Will Happen
William Jennings Bryan wants the
United States to take a vote of the
people before it engages in a war.
While the republic would be taking
the  vole  its  foes  would  take  it.
Safety First
There is safety in numbers. Never
depend on one button or a single safely pin.
Evident
Seth Low, former Mayor of New
York, says that many women arc unfitted for thc ballot. No doubt. We
have also seen a man or two to whom
Ihe same might apply.
Hard Work
Brown���"1 hear you have a Government job now?"
Jones���"Got it tire  other day."
Brown���"Is it hard work?"
Jones���"Not after you  get  it."
In Logical Sequence
"My Lady's Garter" was announced
as the opening attraction at the Booth
Theatre, New York. After the advertising had been done the management made a changeof plans and produced "A Pair of Silk Stockings."
Woman on Equal Plane
Now that the Germans have shown
by the Zeppelin raids and the murder
of Edith Cavcll that they treat the
sexes on an equality, Hon. David
Lloyd George has announced that women workers on war munitions will
be paid the same wages as men for
the same kind of work. Example is a
wonderful thing.
Progressing
"We have long heard of the "unspeakable Turk," hut look at this progressing list:
Belgium,
Poland,
The Lusitania,
Tin- Arabic,
Edith Cavcll,
Will it soon be "tin- unspeakable
German?"
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Complete Change Monday, Tuesday Wednesday
Friday and Saturday
Those who have Followed Hilly Sunday -declare that lhe sermon be delivered on the opening day nf his campaign in I'aterson. N. J., is one of
his best.
For two or three minutes Sunda-
talked in chaste English, telling bow
good conduct and mural, were not in
themselves sufficient and that, no matter how noble a man might be in every
other particular, he would bc rejected
from heaven unless he had received
the Holy Ghost, lie was heard with
polite attention and silence until he
departed from the humdrum style of
theological exposition and shouted:
"This doctrine of salvation by charity crawled out of the pit of bell.
Old man," pointing out a baldheaded
man in the front row, "If you believe
in any such trash as that I advise you
to get down on your knees and pray.
"I am not responsible for the conditions on which salvation rests. That's
God's affair. I am only preaching it.
If you don't like it, beat it.
"If you don't like the truth this is
the worst place in I'aterson for you to
come to, iet me tell you that. You
send for firemen when your bouse is
on fire, don't yon? You want a policeman when a thief robs you. You want
a doctor when you arc sick, and when
your soul is thirsty you want the Holy
Ghost."
Shadow Boxes With Devil
During these remarks Sunday shadow boxed with the devil about fourteen-foot ring which he occupied, but
every two or three seconds he returned tn shake a threatening fingir
at the man in the front row whom be
had originally warned against trusting
to salvation by charity.
"There are lots nf cheap fourflttsh-
ers here who let blatant old beer-
soaked infidels laugh them out of their
religion. You ate excess baggage and
false alarms. People nf that kind are
mean, contemptible, even if they have
been baptized, sprinkled and immersed
every fifteen minutes."
"Amen!" shouted a man in tlie from
row.
"Two can't windjam at once, brother," said Sunday. "Let mc do it.
"You hear nowadays that the holy
ghost is .-ttt influence. Away ".villi
stii'h a iliiserablc doctrine. You can't
grieve an influence, 1 have read that
a dove will trerhble merely at tlu- sight
nf a vulture's feathers. 1 do not know
tli.it this is true, hut 1 dn know that
tbis represents the sensitiveness oi the
holy ghost, which is grieved ami wounded every linn- that yntt dn any
that is wrong.
Many are Devil's Children
"I dn nol believe in this cant
the universal fafjierhood of God
brotherhood of man. W'e are no
children nf I'u'd unless we are Christians. There are people in tliis w "rid
who .ue the children of Ihe devil. All
whn an- pot saved are tin- children of
lhe devil. Nun may say thai all .ire
creatures of God. but so an the
beasts, sn is the hog al his trough,
bul there is a heap nf difference between a creature nf God and the Son of
God.
"Faith can tumble mountains into
the sea. You remember when Joshua
wa- fighting tlie enemies nf God, and
bad a'big job till hi- hands, he saw the
-nn declining in ihe skies and called
nut in God lhal, if He would stop the
sun and give hint more daylight, he
would whip the rum-soaked, itlol-wor-
shiping crowd in a frazzle. Then God
gave word in the sun to stand still
until His servant Joshua gave hint the
high  sign,
"There an- three kinds of Christians. The first U those who become
members nf a church as insurance a-
gainst eternal burning. The second is
those whn talk such trash as latent
power.' God and lhe Holy Ghost are
not in Ihe church for tlutn. and tn
them lhe church is bul a third-rate
amusement bureau or a fash amble
club. The third i- the class from which
the prophets of God come, from which
Moses and Gideon came, from which
Daniel came when he refused tn bit
the booze of Babylon.
God's Word Lost in Sham
"Now I don't want you tn think
that I am a pessimist. I am an optimist. 1 believe that there never
dawned in the'United States a brighter
day than this for true religion. 1 believe there was never a time when thc
people were thirstier than they are
now for true religion, but there certainly never was a time when they
were more disgusted with religions
in which the meaning of the Word of
God is lost in sham formula and ritualism.
"Some people conic to me and say,
'Bill, thc trouble with the churches is
that they need organization.' Oh,
they arc organized to death.   The ma
chinery nf tin church squeaks when
you turn on the -team, but there is
tmt em nigh "f the true nil of faith in
litem to grease one axle in the rltarint
of the Holy Ghost.
"I believe that a great moral tide
is -weeping the country and that you
can no more stop it than you can dam
up Niagara with toothpicks and cambric needles.
"But no church door should be opened, no sermon should be preached,
no song should bc sung, unless faith
and thc purpose to please God are
there. Times have changed. Yon
know that at Pentecost one sermon
converted 3,000 people. Today it takes
3,000 sermons to convert one buttermilk, red-eyed, whisky-sou! ed son of
the street.
"Egotistical self-contentment is the
worst evil that I know of in the churches today. It permeates all society,
it creeps into tbe churches. You won't
have to go outside of I'aterson to find
it in the pulpit. You don't find any life
ill them. You bear these men and women singing 'Throw out tbe Lifeline'
when they have not the faith and energy to put up a clothesline. I used
to have some of my congregations
sing Xo. 39. 'Oh, to'Be Nothing,' but
I had to give it up because I found
that they took it too literally."
INSPIRING WORDS
"Our best blood is being spilled," said Premier Asquith, closing
his speech the other day, "thousands of young lives cut short, a cry
goes up in ever-increasing volume from torn hearts and mutiliated
homes, and we might have stood aloof in this most moving tragedy
in the history of mankind. Yet I do not believe these sufferers would
have said that Britain could have acted otherwise.
"As long as I enjoy the confidence of my Sovereign, of the
Commons, and of the country, I shall not surrender the heavy task.
If there be moments when we are tempted to be faint-hearted, let us
ask ourselves what year in our history has done more to justify faith
in the manhood and womanhood of our people. It brought us the
I imperishable story of the last hours of Edith Cavell, facing a worse
ordeal than that of death���that of watching the moments creeping
on to her doom, slowly and remorselessly. It has taught our bravest
men a supreme lesson in courage. In the United Kingdom and in
the Empire there are a thousand such women, and yet a year age we
did not know it. We have great traditions, but the nation does not
exist on traditions alone, for, thank God, we have Irving examples of
all the qualities that built up and sustained our Empire. Let us be
worthy of them, and endure to the end."
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OCTOBER AND THE RAILWAYS
October and the grain movement brought prosperity to the
railways such as they have not known for two years. When grain
is moving freely it seems to stimulate all other forms of traffic. Tbe
gross earinings of the three Canadian roads, the C. P. R., C. N. R...
and G. T. F , during October amounted to $21,656,192. This is
an increase of about five million over the previous month, and an increase of about five and a half million over October, 1914. The immediate effect has been to increase the value of all railway securities,
and to increase the number of men in the employ of these corporations.
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MOLSON'S BANK ANNUAL MEETING
Profits of the Molson's Bank for the year ending September
30th, 1913, were slightly lower than last year. The bank's assets
increased two million dollars, and while deposits decreased about
three millions, the Reserve Fund remains unchanged al $4,800,000.
The chief feature ol the meeting was the election of Mr. E: J.
Chamberlin, president of the Grand   Trunk Railway, lo a director-
A   Teuton   woman   propo:
age  tn  a   Russian   prisoner.     Yet   the I
Kaiser says this is not a war nf con-| snip in place of Mr. McNicho], who retired.     The directors are Mr.
quest.
Nn doubt President Wilson is in-.
concerned just imw with domestic r
lations than with international affair
Ry the time the war has continued
lor another year some of us will learn
what a kilometer is.
Wooclrow Wilson may he too
proud to fight, hm we note thai he's
getting married ar .tin
Henry Ford thinks his new submarine will bc such a terror tha; it
will end warfare. It should, if it's
anything  like   his  cars.
There are no swear words iu tin
Japanese language. That must be
hard on the Jap militia minister:
Who said  that  Bryan   would  go  tn
Europe   and   make     peace   speeches?
He  couldn't  get  paid   for  them   there, i
*  *   *
Spain will remain neutral, It need;
all its money to raise King Alfonso :
large  family.
, Wm. Molson Macpherson, president; Mr. S. H. Ewing, vice-president; Mr. Wm. M. Birks, Mr. W. A. Black. Mr F. W. Molson,
Mr. George E. Drummond, antl Mr. E. J. Chamberlin. The president paid a hard tribute to the immense energy, good judgment and
business capacity of Mr. Edward C. Pratt, the general manager.
tf. tf if
OPTIMISM IN THE WEST
Mr. E. F. Hutchings, president nf lhe Great-West Saddlery
Company, Winnipeg, in a recent interview said: "The larmers are
paying off then debts and retaining a surplus sufficient lo carry them
beyond the next season. None of them are borrowing money. I predict that in three years' time Western Canada will have developed
into a lending country. If everyone is level-hca<?ed now and we all
work to keep our money in circulation at home, we will enjoy the
greatest prosperity a country has ever known.    ,' have visited every
; continent, and nowhere in the world is there a country wilh the prp-
: ducing powers we have."
SALES OF MUNICIPAL BONDS
Municipalities in Canada are living to learn to be economical.
They have not fully succeeded yet, but progress is being made. For
| the first ten months of the present year lhe sales of municipal bonds
in Canada totalled twenty-nine million dollars, which is three million
dollars less than last year. This does not mean lhal the people have
less confidence in this class of security, but simply that there are fewer
offerings, and during the same period Canada sold municipal bonds
in the United States to the extent of twenty-eight millions of dollars.
NOVA SCOTIA STEEL INCREASES CAPITAL
Nova Scotia Steel and Coal Co. has disposed of $1,500,000 of
common stock and $1,000,000 of six per cent, debenture stock. The
capital which has been obtained in this way will greatly strengthen
the financial position of the company and enable it comfortably to
take care of any additional business that is offering over and above
the large amount which is now on hand.
The business done by this company during October was larger
than in any previous months in its history. The war has certainly
put the Canadian steel companies on a new basis.
if if if
SELLING MORE. BUYING LESS
Revised figures for Canada's outside trade for the year ended
August points the lesson: "Selling More, Buying Less." Imports
declined 134 million, while exports increased 31 million. In other
words, we have $165,000,000 more to our credit account than in the
corresponding twelve months of 1913-14. Further, the increase in /
exports is not to England only, but to Australia, Africa, West Indies, and the United States. HEnHI
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SPECIAL. NUT
COAL
MIDDLESBORO B.C. COAL can now be had at a Special Nut
Price of $5.00 a ton,
This is the clean, heat-producing, long-burning coal that leaves
no clinkers and almost no ashes.
IT IS MINED AND DELIVERED BY
BRITISH COLUMBIA WHITE MEN
Direct from the mine to the consumer.
Middlesboro Collieries Ltd.
1440 GRANVILLE STREET
PHONE SEY. 1003
HUGH CAMERON,
LOCAL MANAGER
Mr. Winram- was the next speaker. He mentioned that we had
only collected thirty per cent, of this year's taxes. The municipality
was in a state of financial embarrassment. He went into the Spitzer-
Rorick treasury certificate sale carried through at the beginning of the
year and condemned it.    He was in favor of municipal ownership.
School Trustee Neelands spoke for a few minutes and promised
he would give a full account of his stewardship at meetings which
would be held later."Mr. Rigby, another school trustee candidate also
addressed the meeting.
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Made under scientific conditions in a clean dairy where only
pure sweet cream and ingredients arc used, and where every
caution is taken to guard against impurities. You'll enjoy
VANCOUVER CREAMERY BUTTER because in addition
to its quality it has a rich, natural butter flavor. Try a pound
today.
HAS      IT         ASK      HIM
YOUR      GROCER
WE WASH OUR BOTTLES
THOROUGHLY
"SOU-VAN MAKES
M      THE SUPERMAN"
THEN WE STERILIZE THEM
The very best milk, carefully pasteurized and clarified���properly
handled from tbe time it leaves tlie cow���can easily be spoiled if
carelessly put into dirty bottles.
Pure, Rich SOU-VAN MILK
W'e take absolutely no chances with SOU-VAX MILK. Here's
a clean, rich, wholesome milk put through scientific processes in out-
sanitary dairy and delivered to your home in sterilized bottles. Further safeguards or precautions than we take with SiiU-V.W MILK-
are impossible. Try this splendid product���test its richness, wholc-
snnteness and long-keeping qualities. I'bnne lis and ottr driver will
call.
Y"ii are invited to visit our Sanitary Dairy. Come sonic day next
week���it's very interesting,
South Vancouver Milk Co.
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1083  MAIN STREET
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HE Central Ratepayers Executive held a metting Tuesday
��� night in the Municipal  Hall,  the provisional .president,  F.
Way, in the chair. - ' ������     ,i     ���
The first business was the seating of delegate's and the following were duly seated:��� !    ���-,-       ���-.    ���  ���        ���*���'-'
,    Ward I���S. B. Barber, R. Stapleton, W. CfaUin, H.' E.
Conacher, W. Bailey. . ..
Ward 2���J. McShane, W. Cashion, W. A. Simon, E. H. Dun-
woody and J. Allison.
Wsird 3���R. E. Rigby, T. Brookes, A. Hurry, T. Shoemaker,
B. M. Toon.      ��� '        ' '���- -
Ward 4���R. Madden, D.' M. Stewart, j. R. Patterson, Pf.
Ray, H. A.'Murcrlie, ...
Ward 5���F. Way, D. Hobson, G. M. Goldie, A. McKellar,
B, Gale.     ';        ;.
Ward 6���H, S. Evans, J. H. Vantin, E. Jackson, J. Russell,
H. Payne: ......
Ward 7���0. J. Mengel.G. S. Wells. W. J. Jenner, G. M.
Caughill, J. McDonald.
After some discussion it was agreed that the public be allowed
admission to the meeting but that theyibe not allowed to take any part
in the discussion.
Two nominations were made for president, F. Way and A.
Hurry. Mr. Way was elected by 17 votes to 16, Mr. Hurry was
elected first vice-president. Mr. Payne elected second vice-president; Mr. Murchie of Ward 4 was appointed secretary; Mr. Con-
acher,_^treasurer. The auditors appointed were Messrs. Mengel
and Dunwoody.
The secretary read a report of his activities during the past few
months, which was received and endorsed by the meeting.
A motion to suspend the order of business in order to hear the
candidates for reeve, council and school trustees was put to the meeting and carried.
It was moved that fifteen minutes be allowed each candidate
for the reeveship, and ten minutes for school trustees. Reeve Gold
was called upon to speak first, the other candidates for reeve to follow in alphabetical order.
Reeve Gold dwelt upon the tax sale, which he said he had always opposed.    He was also against the reduced assessment on the
C. P. R. property. He went into a resume of the procedipgs of the
council during the past year. He produced a sheaf of papers, which
he said he would reserve for another occasion as fifteen minutes was
not long enough a time for him to go into them.
Mr. Cosmo Bruce, manager of the Coast Lumber and Fuel
Company, and president of the Board of Trade, was the next speaker. He did not pretend to have any municipal experience. He did
jinot think that kind of experience was of any great importance. He
said that the financial aspect of the municipality was in a serious condition. Information he had received led him to believe that it would
be probable that the bank would appoint men at the wickets of the
tax collector and water works office during the next few months to
take in the money in order to clear off an overdraft with the bank.
He had lived in Vancouver thirteen years, and intended to make a
clean fight for the reeveship of the municipality. He was in favor
of applying to the attorney-general for leave to allow the wives of
soldiers at the front to vote in their stead at the forthcoming election.
Councillor Campbell was the next speaker. He said it was
not personal matters that was wanted at this juncture. There was
a crisis in the municipality's affairs, and it was suggestions that were
required as to the best way in which to bring about a better financial
condition in the municipality. The reeve, he said, had been absolutely silent on any method by which he hoped to retrieve the position. There will be arrears of taxes of $600,000 at the end of the
year, and this money must be brought in, otherwise the municipality
would be forced into the hands of a receiver. Treasury certificates
he said had been a curse to the municipality. He promised that the
financial situation would have his best attention if elected reeve.
Mr. Gillespie was the next speaker. He said, judging from the
previous speakers he understood the municipality was in a bad position and "An old horse for a bad road." He wished to be good
friends with all the candidates and he deprecated the bad advertising
the municipality had received in the nature of law suits, etc., which
he blamed Reeve Gold for. Mr. Gillespie has been here for eleven
years. He was head of Gillespie's Ltd., and other smaller concerns.
He said that a man who could not control himself could not be expected to control others.
AN ABLE SERMON"
The Rev. R. G McKay, of River View Presbyterian Church
preached a very instructive sermon on "Principle" on Sunday evening last. From the story in Danie) of Shadrach, Meshach and Abe-
dnege being cast into the fiery fuirtace by Nebuchadnezzar, he eloquently drew a lesson on the virtue; of standing to principle. He stal>
ed that the yqung men although in a foreign country had refused to
be influenced by the customs and traditions of the people. They
stood firmly to the principle taught by-'heir fathers, notwithstanding
that the-King's council and die wise.men of the'nation accepted doctrines contrary* to their creed. Evelrwhen threatened with a tortuoos
death did they stand firm. How many, the rev. gentleman asked,
were there who coming to a new land abandoned the principle of religious thought andjehurch attei|darnw*jji^pl^'ibecatise therp/actices
of the new world were different tp tWk; world' ofcdtheir childhood.
: How many readily -forsook the principles in which they believed that
they might be with the throng. Mapynhe^said were ostensibly religious for policy sake. Not to make some semblance of religion would
effect their standing in the community. There were many in Vancouver today who when times were prosperous were regular attendants at church, but who when adversity had set in, unlike Job, neglected the church. Not being possessed of material wealth the
chances for social attainment seemed negative and the influence of
the church unnecessary. He asserted that men of proven principle
only should be supported for public office.
Preliminary to the service the choir gave a musical recital which
it was announced would form a feature of future Sunday evening services.
SALE OF "COLONIALS"
BEYOND EXPECTATION.
BIG SUM  FOR RED  CROSS
Tlie comfortable sum of $650 was
added lo the Red Cross funds yesterday by tlie sale of Colonial cakes,
which have certainly made a surprising hit with tlie public. As announced,
the proceeds from the sale of these
much talked of rakes yesterday was
donated to tile Red Cross by the
manufacturers, Messrs. Hampton and
Pihchin, the new bakery firm recently
formed hy the union of two of tlie
large cily bakeries.
Advertising and the business reputation of lite firm of llanipton-
Pinchin, together with (lie fact that
the entire proceeds of thc sale of
Colonials yesterday went to lhe Red
Cross fund, resulted in an extraordinary demand for the popular cakes.
Orders for 15,000 boxes of Colonial
cakes were received, but it was impossible for the big bread company to where today
fill these orders. Over 8000 boxes
were baked, and the expectations of
Haniptoii-Pinchiti were that these I onials to the
would bc sufficient  to supply the de-1 the quality
t
mand. In fact, the firm's estimate "i
the demand for Colonials was less
than fiOOO, and they thought that was
a generous estimate. But before the
day had fairly began they revised
their estimate when orders for cakes in
100 and 200 lots commenced to pour
in, 'Ihey realized that thev had under-estimated tlu- demand by thousands,  but   it   was  then   too  late.
"To   say   tllat   we   were   sorry     we
could riot supply the Colonials is expressing it very mildly." said a member uf the   firm  last   night.    "W'e di-
covered when il  was too late that w
had   altogether     undertstimatcd     Hie
popularity nf Colonials and the eaj
iie.-s nf the public tn contribute to ti
j Red Crns^ fund.    However, we intern
tn hake an abundant supply of Colonials tn meet future demands."
There will Ik- tin shortage nf Colonials today.   The wholesome and d-
licious  cakes  in   tlie  neat  boxes  wit!,
the bine bands will be on sale every-
ample quantities.   Tin
firm   of   llamplon-I'inchfn   give     tin
credit   for   tlie   great   success   of   Col-
virtues of advertising am
���f the cakes themselves.
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VAUDEVILLE.
Phone  Seymour  3406
WEEK  OF  NOV.  22
Girls of the Orient
Pretty   Girls ���  Beautiful   Scenery
Clever  Comedians���Gorgeous Costumes
FIVE    OTHER    BIG    ACTS
Three times daily, 2.45, 7.15, 9.15
Matinee, 15c; Night, 15c & 25c
COLUMBIA
THEATRE"
���    Phone Sey.  1690
ALL  THIS WEEK
The
Musical Bentleys
AND FOUR OTHER GOOD
VAUDEVILLE ACTS-
Evenings, 15c;     Matinees, 10c;
Boxes, 25c; Children, 5c
WE ARE STILL DOING BUSINESS
12 Quarts of Pure Milk for $1.00
A trial will convince you that our quality and price
arc unequalled;
Pure Milk Dairy Company
Samuel Garvin, Pioneer Dairyman of Vancouver
OFFICE:   522 BROADWAY EAST PHONE:   Fairmont 272
III   ' .      ifflVM ���*
EDGETT'S
THE STORE
OF PLENTY
ffiBH n'i  HASTINGS ST. WEST
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY SNAPS
SUGAR��� lS'lb. sack pure cane granulated Sugar; regular $1.45.
C. O. I), orders for sugar.    Only delivered with other groceries
$1.25
Special,  3   lbs.   Wal-
25*
NUTS
nuts,     	
reg. price 20c lb. for
SWEBT POTATOES   Reg*.
5  His. for 25c: ^^^^
111 His. for  ...
25*
IU:TTKR    AND    1
3   lbs.    special
butter  tor   ..,	
3   dozen   selected     "Cl   C)D
eggs for   .: T
90c
KOLI.lv   IK JA I h
7  lbs.  for   	
zse
I'L.Ol-K-���I9-Ib.  sick  No.   1'hard  wheal   flour:  nn  better  bread  Hour: SI.SO
regular   $2.00.   for        **
RAISINS���Fancy,
new, 3 pkges for  .
RICE���
7  lhs.  for  	
25*
25*
EQUAL  Ef.C   50c    35C      MOLASSES-Reg.     25��
Uns^ special            ~       15c   tins,   3   for   ....
POTATOES-
100-lb.   sack   Im
60*
l'Rl*NES-.1    lhs.       25*
large   ami   fresh
John Johnson, famous dog r^cer. and   a Yukon dog team, now "Somewhere
ill  EranceV ] fighting  with  the   A   Hies
TEA AN1�� COI'l-EE���With every 3 lhs., reg. -I.'r. II..  Victor' Hleml
we will sell  18 lhs. sugar for	
51.15 I
APPLES���100 boxes Jonathans, Siiitzbere;*.
Crimes  Golden,   per  box   	
51.0O|
For your Christmas cakes and cooking, full stock oi fancy <eede<l  raisins, new currant*,  f'^-
dates, peel, extracts, shelled nuts lard, frosting  '-iiRar  at  wholesale price?.
IrRI**E���Don't   forget   wc give you  frer a street  car iickrt   with   every   dollar  you   -*peii<l
in our store.
Seymour S86S-5869
Goods delivered Everywhere
Mail  Order   Department

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