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"Here shall the Press the
pie's rights maintain,
Unawed   by  interest   and
bribed by gain."
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Vol. V, No. 9���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
********* ****** **
The Speech our member did not make on the
subject of the Terminal Railway and Wharves
As reported most faithfully by "CRITICUS"
ui    ADIEp AND GENTLEMEN,���I have h
I   j   board, knowii as a Harbor Hoard.   It ha:
"Now, ladies ami gentlemen, I have
and I want you to watch the board
nothing up niy sleeve, nothing al all.
as an energetic, shrewd man. whose
my public career has been to pleai
mi tlie chaotic methods followed by
Everyone for himself and none fo'i
ind worked
here a plain
little consistency, but lor a board this may he a recommendation. I have said it is a plain board. I wish to emphasise tliis fact. It is composed of various materials not often found in tllis kind of a board. I!ut I ask you what isl
material?    Is it nol  something which  can  bc  moulded;
something out of which something can he made? I have|llave l,ec" :"1 alderman
strenuously endeavored tu make something out nl" this
bi .inl. I am proud to say 1 am on the high road to success. For ynu will. I think, agree wiih me lhat to make
anything out of the material wilh which I started would
lie extremely difficult. Look on our much respected chairman, Mr. Carter Cotton, journalist, politician, nnd capitalist. An excellent chairman wilh a capacity for making
money, Imt not for spending it. To know Imw to spend
money is jusl as important as to know how to make moii-
ey. Hul let me he frank, ladies and gentlemen. Mr. Carter
Cotton is unfortunately imt quite so active as he used to
be. lie accepts a trifling honorarium yearly as chairman
the board, but I am certain that in all this fair city of
produced thc hoard,
attentively. I have
1 stand before you
sole effort throughout
��� you. I have looked
this cily with disgust,
the general good. I
hard for your benefit.
drcdgii g was let by tender. Gentlemen, these things an-
mailers ni -tale.   Ju-.i like ihe salaries paid to the harbor
c tnlssioners are a mailer of -tale.    W'e cannot divulge
all ���ur business and I may say I do not care one little bit
lor all tin criticism which has been directed at me and my
phi - by a lol uf interested parties. A public man must
always bear with such criticism.    I bear with it good nat-
I uredly. My friend Sam has another method. But here we
have lhe  tide  flats and everyone acknowledges that  when
1 filled Ihey will be valuable property.
Let me deal now with tiie Kitsilano Reserve. Y"ti will
remember that the provincial government paid $300,000
for this reserve, It was bought cheap. It might have
been bought for $220,000 according tn the telegram sent
by Mr. Ilowser to my friend, tl c Minister for Public
Works, llie lion. Robert Rogers, Hut there were one nr
two gentlemen wlm bad worked hard in the matter, and s i
$80,000 went to ihem. Will, tiie real cost must he settled
by arbitration,    Hut we have put il in our estimates for
ami depreciation, must amount in al least $180,000 a year,
so that at tin-, propert) alone al leas) 360,000 tons of ship-
ping would ban- to be handlel per year .it the .present
wharfage rates in nnb-r to pay these . iiarne��.   Another
4<)<l,l!<!<l tons a year would have to !��' ha::.lie.1 at lhe Dominion Elevator dock at the present rates to pay charges
on  thi- property,  IO thai   we will have to handle al  these
two properties alone, two and a half times as much tonnage
a- was handled al all lhe private wharves now operating.
If we cut the rali- in half we will have In handle over a
million and a half inns in one year al these tu.. wharves in
order In meet the interest, linking fund and depreciation
charges, Thai i- business, gentlemen. 'Ihe shipping of
this port will increase ai such a rate lhal it will provide
this tonnage over and above what it uill'als.. provide for
these private interests who are opposing my scheme. I
-ay so, and I an Stevens, ti.e man who made the harbor
board what ii i->.
Nn man can say I have ev
mies have criticised nie f .r
gage from the laic Dominii
gage being somewhat doubt)
COtlld get a loan nu a piece
not do so!" I should think
these matters. Then, ton. |
property with which my w
r benefited  m
-di". My enemy on a mortally, ->:iid murine in this r. .nil)
lerty, would he
he frank about
lispers of some
ilonel  M'cSpad-
tl.c improve]
you will now
bought from
profit on lh
it is the pro
chased tl al
about half t
"I do not believe, my friends, there is any
t nf the harbor at the price of $700,000. So j lacking in foresight as to objeel to this scheme
11 to yourselves for $700,000 what you have scheme, and if it dues take in Mr. Carter C
urselves for $.r I M 0 and make a nice little ' perty on Burrard Inlet and a few little matters
eal of $41 I, I But, you see, gentlemen
Vancouver, which pur
if sl'
mi the
.     It  il
. I
���ours you will not find another man so eminently suitable j
to occupy this position. Moreover, in due course he will j
no doubt retire and then���well then, ladies and gentlemen,
1 think I can guarantee that his successor will be one who
has labored exceedingly bard on your behalf through good
report and ill. I will not name him, that would be altogether premature. But I leave you to guess whether nr
not the person, whom modesty forbids me even so much
as to designate, will not be a most suitable, a most excellent, a most expert chairman of tllis board of harbor commissioners.
"But what of the other material out of which this board
is composed. What better representative would it be possible to have than our respected and highly able ex-stone
mason���Samuel McClay. Probably be has been accustomed
to lay brick upon brick. Well, is not that a recommendation:' Patience is necessary to lay one brick upon another
accurately, with due regard for line, color and appearance.
Or bis experience may have been even wider. Vou have
all visited cemeteries and seen the wonderful monuments
we raise to those who have gone before. -The artistic
touch necessary to anyone who undertakes such work is
obvious to you. What is a sculptor? Does he not raise
monuments to the famous dead? Are they not commemorated in bronze and stone all tbe world over? Here then,
in Mr. Sam McClay we have the most excellent material
for a harbor commissioner. I do not dwell on his past, or
what be might have become if he had stuck to his original
job. Xo one likes to dwell on the past when the future lies
at the feet of Samuel McClay. As a member of this board
he is not only ornamental, but painstaking and pugnacious,
lie has audacity. When wc desire to call anyone a liar,
my friend Samuel will do so. If the man so called objects,
my friend Sam will take bint outside and stamp on his
mind the fact wc have verbally expressed or sentimentally
felt. Moreover, is he not named Sam. and, therefore,
closely akin to my other much respected friend, another
Sam, a Sam of whom we have all heard, a Sam of Sams,
Sir Sam  Hughes.    II
Do ymi blame him?
���,  too,  says outright  what  he  feels
When I think of all the miserable
a  woman  have than a husband?
are  always   called  she.     Mr.   Fill
mugwumps who dare lo criticise���well, ladies and gentlemen, I myself can hardly remain unmoved.
"And what of my friend. Mr. J. A. Kiillerlnii. He also is
pari nf lhe board, and a very important pari.    All his life
has been spent close to ships.   What better relation can
Ships are females, ihey
lertoil was a ship's husband. What are lhe functions of a husband? As in life,
s'i iu ships. Ile hives, cherishes and honors ships. Mr.
Inlleiton has always loved ships. As a tiny boy he used
to play with them, to sail them on any pond he came
across. As he grew up his passion grew with him until
be developed into the perfect ship's husband. Ile supplied
them with all they desired. I do not doubt that he could,
if he were called upon to do so, trim their sails. Trimming is a useful occupation. To bc a member of any
board which serves the government���and this board is
most serviceable to the government���it may at any time
be necessary to trim sails. Mr. Fullerton's long association with ships fully qualifies him as a member of the
"Here, then, is. the board and I have analysed for you
the material of which it is composed. It may bc grained
straight, or on the cross, but you will admit it is a board
and as it acts under my advisement, and is my own particular creation, I think you as citizens of Vancouver should
be entirely satisfied with it. It is a good board, as boards
go. I will not allow it to do anything of which I do not
approve. I really have the whole work of the board to
attend to, because I am the member for Vancouver, as I
think you are aware, and I exercise the patronage. Behold the value of patronage and exercise. If I had not been
the member, able to handle this valuable adjunct of government, you might have had a board composed entirely
of men connected' with the shipping business, who would
have handled your, affairs to tlieir own advantage. They
might not have even accepted a salary for their services,
and any man who will work for nothing is not worth his
n Trust Crimp
il.   Hul if anyi
if doubtful pr.
so.    I  like i..
have heard vv
rthy friend. C
den, was connected, and of which the militia department is
now tlie fortunate possessor. But Colonel McSpadden is
a great friend of the noble Sir Sam I have already mentioned, and���what would you? A friend in need is a friend
indeed. Now, in lhe course of my career. 1 have for a long
time been interested in the development nf the harbor. 1
have worked hard for that one end. The board is my own
creation, lhe product of my brain, my political child! and
my political heir. Tliere was a demand for a Imard, and
I created it.    Is it imt a perfect board?
"Well, now, here you have myself. I he Imard, and the
harbor. You must bring these three together, That is
what they are for. I float the hoard on the harbor. It is
the plank on which I can also float schemes and bonds lor
harbor development. There must be contracts for such
development, and the board must pay for those contracts.
Therefore it must have revenue and it must obtain that revenue from the harbor. Thai is businesslike. The only-
way to obtain revenue from a harbor is to tax the people
using tllat harbor. So the government gives the board the
right to collect and fix dues. W'e can do this without consulting anyone. If we consulted people they might get to
know what we were doing, and gentlemen, let me bc frank,
the essential business of the harbor board is to be secretive.
It is obvious that if we were to tell everyone what we were
doing we could not get options on property with which we
wished to deal, except at an artificial value.    Our friends
people 01 the pr
ICO probably amounts to -
pay lhe whole $70
lhat as the city c
ovince, your share
-l;..     i.    Therefore
u will make all the
of the
rreater ' 1
"But, a- a matter i i" fact, you won't have to pay anything, Each item of the suggested improvement is self
Sustaining, ami. as you are aware, the Chicago, Milwaukee
,iinl Si. Paul Railway Co. seeks an entry into this port. I
There has been much staled al various times about this
railway which is a secret I cannot divulge, but it looks as
if ii would be a good thing for ihe harbor commission tn'
lease the property they acqhire in ihis manner to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Haul. The Kitsilano Reserve ami
the tide flats mentioned might make an excellent terminal
and docks for such a corporation. But if at the same time
by means of the terminal railway we can give them access
to the great harbor of Burrard Inlet, what more do you
want? Now, gentlemen, is it imt plain that it is better lor
the harbor board tn carry nut such a deal than fur the
private interests concerned to attempt it. It is obviously
the best method of dealing with the question of harbor improvement. 1 have stateil that we expect the switching
charges of the terminal railway round False Creek tn fully
pay I".ir all the expenses attached to same. The present
switching charges are a disgrace to ihis city. Hitherto
they have amounted In aboul $20,000 a year all told. The
real trouble regarding switching charges is between the
railway companies, not the citizens. The Great Northern
may want to switch a car on to the C. P. R. and gets
charged too high a rate. Hut the citizens arc imt concerned in this matter, and it is for the railway commissioners
lo adjudicate. The cost to tbe consumer is just the same.
I because the railway charge is a through charge. This is.
one instance where a railway cannot charge the consumer
would be quite unable to secure those options for us.    It I
is true that all the property we buy or appropriate has to ] ACCEFT MY STATEMENTS
be valued and passed by a board of arbitration, so that
really no one can bold us up as far as values are concerned.
Nevertheless; it will be quite plain to you that secrecy is
necessary. If it is not plain, well, all I can say is that
nothing is plain. Those In whom such simple matters are
not plain, are simply trying lo make political capital out
Hut switching charges sound well. Few people understand what they really mean and therefore I can talk quite
freely about them-and what, is known as "bluff" the people into thinking I know all about them. If anyone dares
to contradict my statements, my friend Sam vvill take them
outside and talk to them.    Thai is why he is such a useful! "IT SMELLS TO HIGH HEAVEN
ne here so
It is a fine
tlou's pro-
.f that kind,
is imt .\lr. Cmi..n .ur chairman? Moreover, believe me,
Ihc Great Northern engineers when they buill that duck
did imt know what they were doing. They would have to
buy Mr. Cotton'.- property to make thai duck efficient.
Otherwise shij.- could not he worked tliere. I knuw it,
the men who built that dock don't
know their business. Sn we will laki- the dock and .Mr.
Cotton's property. Then there is the Heaps property,
which is in liquidation. We propose to pa) $650,000 for
lhal property. 1 will tell you why. Imt not here. The
newspapers might find out why���but you may be sure there
is a reason, am! a very good .me. As for tin- other pr.
perties in In- purchased, well, then i- always a reason.
Tliis hoard never acts without reason. I want you to endorse this scheme, gentlemen, without looking at it. 1
want ynu tn swallow everything I say without winking.
I am your member, I know what I want���I mean what I
am talking about, and the harbor board is my great work
in the past, my support in the present, and my hope in the
Mr. Stevens here sat down amid wild applause from Sam
Someone bad the temerity to arise and say:���
"Gentlemen,���1 am sure you have all heard Mr. Stevens'
very frank explanation of ihis scheme with great pleasure.
We may accept liis statements ai their face value; we may
imt. For myself, 1 prefer to look more closely into facts
and figures before giving my endorsement tn the scheme.
1 think that, taking the scheme as a whole, it may be a
good one to carry out over a long period ol" years as development lakes place, but the trouble is that 1 dn- not
think the present composition of lhe board, of which Mr.
Stevens is .the spokesman, is the sort of composition likely
to shine brightly in carrying out a vast scheme uf this
nature, which is a mailer for an engineer to superintend
and I'or a board representing lhe interests affected t i lake
in hand. That is thc main factor of which Mr. Stevens
has lost sight We do not say we do not believe him or
his board, bin we do say quite frankly that the board is not
fitted to carry nut such an undertaking and that we' refuse
tn allow Mr. Stevens tn proceed to deal with the harbor in
this high-handed fashion without consulting the citizens.
It was lhe merest chance that the details of this scheme
were made public.
of the circumstances. Well, the harbor board has had in! member of this Imard. All you have In dn is In accept my "The harbor board stated distinctly thai nothing would
its mind a great idea. I was responsible for that idea. I J statements, That is thc one thing necessary to a complete : be done without due consultation, yet we find this cut and
was the father of it. The idea was lo make the harbor of (understanding of ihe situation. I know everything about dried plan secretly pushed through ,-u Ottawa, without any
Vancouver a real harbor with every facility for handling i this deal. I engineered ii from beginning I" end. I con- consultation. Mr. Stevens, when confronted with this or-
sbips. To do so. it was necessary to take into consider.!-' suited no one fur fear it would get into the papers. I told I der in council, which Mr. McClay denied ever existed, said
tion the iiitul flats of False Creek under lhe Granville j the governmeni to proceed most carefully. Tlu engineers!
Street bridge; also the Kitsilano Reserve. I passed ii. the lieutenant-governor in council signed it, am!
im une  knew anything  at  all  about  il.    (bily  recently  I
j managed, after a great deal of hard wnrk, In net a bill put
Let us then consider tin- mud flats.   They are mud, are  through ihc house, allowing  ihis harbor board to charge
y  not?    Well,  if yotl  can  dredge  mud  and  put   il  in  a   suc|, ,1,,,., ;1>  j,   thought   necessary.    The   Hoard  of  Trade
t, lhe water vvill rim off and leave the mud.   You create |lcre ,im| ,,,iu.r business bodies protested.    They did not
land oul of mini; an island rises in lhe niid.-l ol a ilrenrj   ���,���,,���  uh.,t ,|u.v wer,  talking about, ami thej  had in. busi-
thi- mud flat
waste nf water. Hut you must build lhe box. There is a
concern known as the Pacific Dredging Company, which
has ils headquarters in Seattle. \ certain very wealthy
gentleman named Henry, is interested in thai concern, lie
was also interested iu ihe firm nf Henry, McPhee and
Fraser,  which  constructed  thc splendid  wheal  elevator
ymi HOW have as a monument "I" what has been done. 1
told ymi my friend Sam was good al monuments, This Mr.
Henry is also heavily interested'in the large creosotiHg
works lately erected on the Xorth Shore. Ile knows what
is likely lo he profitable, and it is surely plain lhal if the
harbor development scheme is carried out to the full, the
Pacific Dredging Company will have lots of work lo do
for years to come, the creosoting company will have lots
of piles and other material to supply, and there will, consequently, bc lots of work for everyone. 1 have no doubt
at all that I can persuade the Dredging Company to help
us on with the work. They are anxious to do all they can
to encourage development. There is no better security in
this world than the bonds of harbor boards, for they are
more or less guaranteed by the government under the
aegis of which harbor boards work. So here you have the
Pacific Dredging Company filling a large box, the piles for
which may be supplied by the creosoting compafy as it is
on the spot. It might have been more modern ami up to
date to put in concrete, piles and walls. Ferro concrete is,
however, practically permanent, and any work so done does
not leave a source of income for repairs. There are irritating expenses in the way of repairs which have always
to be faced by harbor commissioners.
"I have heard it alleged that the mud oozes out from
under the piling as fast as it is pumped in above it. Gentlemen, this is a fallacy. It does ooze to a certain extent,
and must in due course bc dredged again at so much per
foot. But can you point out anything in political life
which does not ooze. Moreover, this gives work to the
dredging company, and no doubt in due course the mud
will settle. All mud sticks somewhere if only there is
enough  of  it.    Someone  asks  whether  the  contract  for
uess io protest.   They actually had the impudenci  to sa)
lhal  lhe charges  should  nol  he  levied  with.mi   firsl   ..'
suiting the shipping interests of tin   port, who will have
in pay ihiiii.    Who arc tin  shipping interests?    \ lol ol
men   wlm  lave   sal   round   the  edge  of   Burrard   Inlet   like
clams .'iid refused to allow anyone t    have access to the
waterfront until  I  came along ami opened them up. one
by mic.    \'o wonder liny say none oi the shipping  int.:
ests arc represented mi the I.'.aid o\ harbor commissioners,    I  saw tn thai alright.    But  my honored  friend, the I Mi
chairman of this board, wrote a letter to one body and helhai
gave his word lo the  Board of Trade thai nothing "i  this
nature would he done until after full consultation with the
business interests of the city.    So 1 am making this statement frankly and without any subterfuge whatevere.    As I
have said, I have nothing whatever up mv sleeve.   All you
have to do is to accept my statement nr meet Sam McClay
"And so we go round the False Creek flats. It is necessary to undertake all these improvements and to acquire
various properties. We estimate that they will eventually
cost about $5,000,000, but I have already slated that I am
satisfied there will be revenue out of the switching and
other charges lo pay tbe interest on the bonds we purpose
to float, as far as the Terminal Railway is concerned. 1
have also stated, and I wish to emphasise tbis statement,
that when this scheme is carried out, I will cut the wharfage and thick rates in half. 1 will destroy the business
which private interests have built round the shipping of
this port. 1 will break the monopoly of these mugwumps
and critics, who think they know everything. My harbor
board vvill teach them something they do not know and my
friend, Sam McClay. will hammer it into them. For instance, the tonnage of ships paying wharfage charges in
Vancouver for the year ending March 31, 1916, was 300,-
OHO tons. The estimated cost ol" the Great Northern Railway wharves and property and thc property immediately
to the east of those wharves, which belongs to Mr. Carter
Cotton, our chairman, is $l.S0O.00O.    Interest, sinking fund
it was a pity it had been published, as ii would hurt the
scheme. Thai i- all nonsense, a- nol one piece of property
cm he expropriated without arbitration. \s I have said,
the scheme may bc perfectlj sound, but it smells in high
heaven of patronage ami ol p..Inns. \\ ,��� have endeavored
always t i keep this -on of business out ..i p..lilies, but���t
B h .ivcns, just look ,it tin I....ir' iiii imagine if ynu.
can how such a Imard ivould exist inn for politics, Mr.
Stevens aid hi- limited company, r Vancouver llarlior
Commissioners, ma* seem to v.. ., idequatc and fitting
bod) nt ni . !���. carry .mi this wnrk. For myself, I prefer
m pin n mi., the hands ol an indi ��� ��� m bod) which will
n..i 1.1 subject! to the influei i I thi 1*1 arbor Commissioners I'lu Board of Trade petitioned the ll..minion
Government to allow the harbor board l consist of an
elected bod) of business men who w ��� uld servi with ml pay
and wlm would appoint a harbor master and proper staff.
.���cns bitterly opposed this and was handed over ihe
har! nr a- hi- perquisite. Thai is the harbor board���Mr.
Stevens' perquisite ��� thai is what we object tn in this
scheme "
Unfortunately iln rest of the speaker's argument was
lost as Mr. Sam McClay arose ami hurled him from the
Further proceedings cannot be  imagined.
I'il.SH,  Seymour,  McKiin.   Harper���all  fighting to
have  the  investigation  of  School    Board    affairs
placed  in  the  hands  of the  party machine which
placed them in control of thc School Board!
"Xo bunch nl" Grit judges" for pure Mr. Seymour!
Sickening indeed is the light this band of peanut politicians is nutting up to keep the lid on.
While  we  know  little  of  Mr.  Seymour's  doings as a'
member of the School Board, his record in Vancouver is
scarcely one  which  warranted  the  people  in  giving him
any place nf trust.
Mr. Seymour, we remember, was a director of the late i
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Member of thc Canadian Press Association.
The Standard, with which Is Incorporated the. Saturday
Chinook, circulates in Vancouver and (he cities, towns, villages and settlements throughout llritish Columbia, in
politics the paper is Independent Liberal.
Publishers The Standard Printers
Canadian Home Investment Company, a concern which
Operated for the swindling of the working people of Vancouver, a concern which was fraudulent, a concern whose
managers and directors would have landed in jail in any
other part of the Dominion of Canada for the crookedness
of their operations.
This man then, who associated with swindlers and participated in the profits no doubt of this swindling outfit,
never had any right to be elected lo the head of the Vancouver School Board.
And may it be further said, that he and his company, in
the days of their corrupt operations, had the protection of
the Provincial Government.
So far as Welsh is concerned, it would seem that if he
is innocent of any wrong-doing, he would court inquiry at
the hands of any respectable tribunal.
Welsh is the same man whose operations in connection
with machine affairs brought him into prominence in connection with recent election scandal. And it appears that
the money paid by Welsh to send wireless messages to
Seattle thugs may have originated from sums paid by contractors to the School Hoard to differs of the local political machine, of which Harper, a brother trustee, is the
One touch of comedy is given tbe sordid story of the
School Hoard when it is learned that Mr. Welsh, always
with a view of saving the public, had caused an inquiry
to be made regarding the disappearance of soap used by
the School Board. This inquiry led to the astounding admission that certain employees and pupils had been in the
habit of taking little pieces of soap away with Ihem from
time to time from the schools,
"The loss of the snap," or, as one janitor pnt it, "the
mystery of the sink," took up some time before Welsh
finally decided that the only way to solve this trouble was
to have the soap bought in liquid form all from the one
house. The snap could then bc placed under lock and
key, used as desired, and a great saving could thus be effected to the good people of Vancouver!
Welsh's plan worked out splendidly and employees and
pupils after that were unable to carry off with them little
pieces of soap as had been charged before.
Of course a department which was for so long under the
presidency of that impeccable gentleman, Hon. Dr. Young,
could scarcely be expected to run along without sooner
or later striking a snag.
It is a sad thing that the care of thousands of boys and
girls of the city should be entrusted for several hours a
day to the hands of a board dominated by small politicians.
It is a grave matter. The competency of the school
teachers depends to some extent to the wisdom and honor
of thc members of the school board.
Nothing but a complete and full investigation of all the
charges against these men will satisfy the people of Vancouver, who cannot any more be stampeded by any small
party cry. The welfare of the children of Vancouver is
at stake; the future of education in this city and the very
future of Vancouver itself depends upon the efficiency and
integrity of the members of the organization which administers the affairs of our public schools.
IN the management of the Province of British Columbia.
i.ne of the most expensive departments is that relating
lo government priming.
During the last fiscal year thousands of dollars of the
public funds went to keep up the printing bureau at Vic-
toria and lens of thousands of dollars went to feed the
printing departments of the party press.   .
Through the medium of great printing contracts a corrupt government may keep a large section of the press
of the country quiet. And surely possibilities along these
lines are not overlooked by our present provincial administration.
One fact which the printers of thc Province should consider seriously is that all the text bunks used in thc schools
of British Columbia are printed outside of the Province,
by contract, with the usual opportunities of extra cost to
the people. This work might well be done within the
Province, Hundreds of thousands of dollars have gone
oul of the country to agents who supply liritis.li Columbia
schools with text books each year.
In the State of Kansas the Stale prints its own books
and handles all ils own government printing. .In thoi
State, for over forty years, printing was done by the contract system. Now that the State has gone into the business, it has been found that upon the printing of school
text books alone they have been able to save annually
over $165,000. The really remarkable fact is that iu the
seven years of state ownership more printing paper was
consumed in the plant, more printing was done, actual lines
of type set, actual pages printed and more orders filled
than during the previous seven years. And the cost of
paper, stoek, inks and labor was greater during the period
of government ownership.
The legislature has appropriated a quarter of a million
dollars for the school textbook plant. Tliis is all the money
the taxpayers will ever be required to pay. All of the textbooks are published at an actual profit to the state so that
10 per cent, of the total money used each year in publishing text books is laid aside for depreciation and replacements and 4 per cent, is laid aside as interest on the investment.
One-half million books were printed during the first sixteen months of the slate publication. This was all of the
books which the state could use in the schools until thc
close of the present school year.
Kansas does not assert that it can publish books much
cheaper than the big publishing houses. It can get them
out just as cheap, and where the state saves is in the big
profits of the publishers and in not having to create a market for the product. The market is created by law. The
state does no advertising. It needs no travelling men and
no agents to push the sale of books. It allows the dealers
only 15 per cent, profit, from which the dealer pays the
freight charges for the books.
The actual figures on the books sold in Kansas under
the old system would indicate that one-half the price
charged dealers for the books would just cover the cost of
printing and binding and the copyright and the other half
would cover the expenses of selling the books and the profits. Kansas has eliminated.entirely all the selling cost
and practically all of the profit, except 10 per cent, for
depreciation and 4 per cent, interest, and whatever profits
may come from getting out tlie books at less than the price
When the new government goes into power at Victoria
one of the departments which should be investigated first
is the printing department. Sufficient money is already
spent upon the printing bureau, in the opinion of experts,
to handle all the government printng with the possible exception of school text books. A score of favored printing
institutions are, however, kept up indirectly by the government and through these a bold is kept upon a section
of the public press. Indeed investigation would find that
in corrupting the public mind the printing contractors under the government are as potent a force as any other contributing to the success of machine government.
MR. A. M. POUND favors THE STANDARD this
week with a column on the works of Charles G, D.
Roberts.   Mr. Pound raised some excitement in literary circles in Vancouver some time ago wdien he complained that the Carnegie Library officials were not paying
enough attention to Canadian books.
CITIZENS of Vancouver will remember that just preceding the last municipal elections, Mr. P. Donnelly
wrote a letter to the NEWS-ADVERTISER in
which he declared that there was a plan being worked to
continue the control of the police and license commissions
and the school board in the hands of friends of the machine.
"TIk privilege of running an election for a petition in
the cily government is supposed l" be "pen to any citizen,
provided he has certain property qualifications," Such was
the defence of ihc NEWS-ADVERTISER fur the presence
on the ticket of Duke, Leek, Kirkpatrick, Welsh and
Mr. Donnelly wanted to know in another letter to the
paper whether it was an accident "that out of eighteen
of our elective municipal offices, sixteen fell to Conservatives?"
Mr. Donnelly's claims were true and had the people observed his warning, wc would have been freed from the
atrocious scandal in connection with school board affairs
which has now been opened by way of the courts.
KAMLOOPS is  the centre of a splendid agricultural
country���one which could bc made the most productive* under the  sun.    The  irrigation  convention  of
Western Canada is going to meet at Kamloops July 25,
and the farmers will discuss matters pertaining to the advancement of their interests.
The Hon. Hewitt T. linstock, leader in the Dominion
Senate, has a large ranch at Ducks, 11. C, in the Dry Belt.
"I shall attend the irrigation congress," he told THE
STANDARD this week, "and I trust that discussion there
will help to straighten out some of our tangles. Water
rights in the district are in a jumble anil when we once
have matters started upon a solid basis, we shall make
the British Columbia Dry Belt the flower garden of the
"IS THIS MATTER of the competency of teachers we
have in our public schools going to depend on the foot
work they do in getting al out in see members of the board
of education and organizing political pull?" We clip the
foregoing from tbe "���'- ��� "' TIMKS. They have trouble
in the Delroit School Hoard similar to our own.
* * *
HERE IS A chilly note from the Oniineca HERALD;
The Ilowser special train consisted of a sleeper and four
refrigerator cars, which leads one to suspect that the campaign dope handed out to lhe electors is so rank lhal il
has to be kept in cold storage.
* * *
THE CARIBOO OBSERVER, Conservative, says: ���
"Canada has free lands for h.'misleading, but we have
learned that making grants of laud as an inducement to
gel non-agriculturists upon ii is not very satisfactory.   No
man will make a successful farmer unless he is impelled
by a desire to go on the land."
* * *
IN HIS SWING round the north, the Premier was accompanied by Mr. II. H. Thompson, of Victoria, who is
heavily interested in the sale and importation of whiskey,
gin, beer, absinthe, forinaldahydc, and other lines of alcoholic liquors. Another prominent member of the party
was the Hon. Mr. Ross, until recently owner of a hotel,
the chief business of which was to sell bad whiskey. Here
are two men well fitted to advise the great prohibitionist.
* + *
SOME PEOPLE SAY that the only reason the premier
can put forward for taking Maguire into the cabinet is
that .Maguire would give the combination the necessary
touch of aridity.
* �� *
THEN THE REI-'ORM forces of the country having tired
of paying Maguire $300 a month to act as secret manipulator for the machine, some one had to come through with
a salary. And it was thought more desirable to put the
burden on the whole country than upon a section of thc
* * *
MAGUIRE MAY BE fairly regarded as the Judas Iscariot
of the day in the politics of British Columbia. He sold out
a great movement and the confidence of many worthy
people of all parties, getting in return a little publicity, a
little money, and a little power for a few fleeting days.
* * *
AT THE DEMOCRATIC National Convention at St.
Loin's, the crowd was so great that Charles F. Murphy had
to gain entrance to the Coliseum through a window���the
usual method adopted by Tammany of entering buildings.
* * +
IN TORONTO, TRAVELLERS' tell us, officious little
recruiting officers in their patriotic zeal sometimes insult
civilians on thc street. One young man was asked to join
the colors and replied that he was an American citizen.
This, however, did not satisfy the officer. So aggressive
were the recruiting officers that enlisteiiient fell off rapidly. One day only six recruits were enrolled in the whole
of Toronto. That same day a hundred were put on in
Calgary, Calgary recruiting officers were more polite and
more winning in their ways than the brigade in Toronto
���either that or the Calgary people arc more loyal.
*���* * ���'���'
THERE IS ONE recruiting officer in Toronto who should
be restrained from acting longer in that capacity. The
fellow's name is Niemeyer, and his specialty is making
raw, rough speeches. He singles out callow youths in the
crowds which turn out to hear him and insults and browbeats them. And he seems to have the encouragement of
the Toronto dailies who give him columns of publicity.
* * *
FOR A RAW character of the type of Niemeyer, there
is only one place and that is the firing line. If he is as
bold in battle as on the stump, heaven help the Huns if
Niemeyer ever gets to the front.
* * *
IN RURAL ONTARIO the enlistment has not been as
great as in the cities of the east. Thc Ontario farmer boys
seem to be struck with the amount of graft which has
been allowed iu Canadian government circles. They read
all the papers and they have a better chance of meditating
upon the news of the day than have the boys in the busy
cities. They hear so much of the swindles carrieil out by
the politicians that they are discouraged from coming forward and doing their bit for King and Country.
* + *
WE WERE TOLD of several cases where the men who
were active in urging recruiting were themselves physically fit to carry a musket���when the quarry was deer up
in the Muskoka district.
* + *
IT WOULD BK just like some daring kid to munch an
ice cream cone in front of.a cop Sunday afternoon.
Breezes of Indignation
And Information
THIS IS THE close seas.
* *
n for
June bride
TIIE Vancouver License Board apparently thinks that
because it is owned by the premier that it has the
making and interpreting of treaties as between Great
Britain and sister nations.
Their resolution barring all but British subjects from
employment in the hotels of Vancouver was simply ridiculous. The result of ils having been passed and later
withdrawn after the consular agents of allied nations made
a protest is simply to make Vancouver ridiculous in the
eyes of the world.
If the license board would bar the sale of adulterated
whiskey and cheap dope at some of the local hotels, whose
owners are great supporters of the machine campaign
fund locally, they would be doing something for tlieir
country worth while.
'THE PREMIER IS said to have panned some goltl on a
creek in Cariboo. Though gold mining may be profitable,
the premier will not likely give up the rich political pay-
streak he is now working at Victoria for any of the Cariboo holdings.
* * *
F. W. WELSH, EX-TRUSTEE: "Hand me the soap. I
vvill wash my hands of this."
i|i   *   * "
SOME OF THE strange things about Mr. Justice Hughes
who is thc hope of the Republican Party, are: Was not
bom of poor parents; admits that he takes an occasional
whiskey; admits that sometimes he reads such fine literature as "The Man They Could Not Hang," "The Murdered
Bugs of Vcn."
* * # ,
IT WOULD BE very interesting to know how many
teachers there are ou the Vancouver School Board who
have no certificate whatsoever, and whose only recommendation is that they were born in Nova Scotia, or that
they were good boosters for the party?
* * *
"WHENEVER WE FIND a man who does not fit into
the party, whether he oe teacher or employee, we put the
rollers under him"���So says one of our respected trustees.
EVERY DAY W'U.I. be tag day by and bye.
* * *
AS A MEANS fur i.iising the wind the Aero Club tag day
was a success.
* * *
PRESIDENT WILSON'S SECOND volume of diplomatic notes is now in the hands of the printers. Will be on
-ale at all bookstores ill U. S. and Mexico.
* * *
ALBERTA GOES DRY July 1st.   li is not expected that
tlie average rain fall  vvill he affected.
* * *
THOUGH TORONTO IS popularly regarded as lhe m -t
holy cily in Canada. Ihey have a paper in Toronto which
is a hot number. We refer lo JACK CANUCK. JACK
cnines nut every week and he has a wide circulation���about
72,000 we were told. JACK will lake the part of a .'.at
widow in Arnprior who is being cheated hy her lawyer,
or lie vvill champion the cause of recruiting ill Montreal.
JACK is always on lhe job and he writes saucy letters to
Sir Wilfrid l.aurier, Sir Sam Hughes, Ralph Connor or
Winston Churchill. He is democratic is JACK, absolutely
fearless and very often quite clever, lie will print stuff
that Bob Edwards of the EYE-OPENER would relegate
to the W.I'.H. In fact, the hottest western papers we
have are not half as hot as JACK CANUCK. When a
high-brow lady in Toronto wants to point out that her
neighbor is very common and very ignorant and very
crude, Mrs. Highbrow will say: "No wonder. Why all they
read is JACK CANUCK and the Chicago BLADE."
* * *
not in it with Rogers and JACK CANUCK.
* * ��
Mr. M. A. Macdonald, what will those other independents
have to say about it?
* * *
WHEN THE STANDARD advertising man called upon
a certain steamship company with a view to selling the
concern advertising, the manager said: "No, indeed, we
will not advertise in THE STANDARD, because you
have been attacking the Pacific and Great Eastern Railway,"
* * *
THE P. AND G. E. may be a perfectly harmless railway,
and surely opens up a marvellously rich and wonderful!
country. We do imt attack the railway or the country it
opens up. We have a quarrel, however, with the rotten
conditions which makes it possible for a band of corrupt
politicians to co-operate with a company of railway promoters who use the P. and G. E. to draw off money from
the treasury of the country.
What Other Papers Say
MISS CANADA IS getting along in middle life, but she
was never more self-reliant ami confident of the future
than on her present birthday.
* * *
WHEN GENERAL VILLA returns from his outing he
may consent to referee this little bout between his countrymen and the neighbors.
IF YOUR NAME is Hughes, drop a note to Sir Sam and
he will appoint you a Colonel or give you a shell contract.
NO SCRAPS ARE to be found in President Wilson's note
* * *
IT IS UP to Henry Ford to summon an emergency meeting of his Peace Commission. Peace and charity should
both begin at home.
ii. * *
THE WAY THE foreign Consuls jumped on the License
Commissioners and made them swallow their race discrimination resolution was something cruel. Even the
patient and long suffering Chinese worm turned.
* * *
regulate treats, but treaties are outside of their jurisdiction.
* * *
WITH APOLOGIES TO Boyle Roche, Vancouver's first
Saturday half-holiday will bc a whole holiday. It comes
ou Dominion Day.
* * *
THE NATIONAL BISCUITS baseball team appear to be
the crackerjacks of the local league.
Made-in-Canada Ships
One of the things to which Canada' must devote serious
attention after the war is the development of the shipbuilding industry. In a country of great navigable waterways and with an ever-increasing ocean traffic, the shipbuilding industry in the Dominion should receive a decided
impetus when peace is restored. Thousands of artisans
will be attracted to Canada after the war. One practical
way out of the confusion that must result when the soldiers return to civil life and the tide of immigration again
sets in is to provide for expenditure of public works and
government contracts, which will absorb the available
labor than can not be diverted to the land. Shipbuilding
is one of the industries that should be supported by Canadian shipowners, Thousands could find employment in
Dominion shipyards if Canadian companies ditl their duty
anil supported the inade-in-Canada movement".���Toronto
* * *
Let the Other Fellow Guess How Good You Are
There is no man more tiresome than the one who constantly overestimates his own ability.
Look out for the "I tell you" man. His conceit makes
him a laughing slock to those who know him.
Invariably a man of this sort is mediocre.
lie may not realize il, but he hopes by bis words to mislead his listeners as to his wonderful ability, but he is
never successful.
The only one fooled is himself.
The man who is really callable or well-informed does
not have to say so; it will come out of itself, so get away
from braggadocio.
Then there is the illlle conceited fellow wh" is all puffed
up nver his position in the community.
The really great man listens every time there is an opportunity for him to learn something, and when he talks
he says something.���Great Divide.
* * *
How Sunday Smashes Old Saloon Revenue Lie
"X'iw, listen! Last year the income of the United States
government, and the cities and towns and counties, from
the whiskey business, was $350,000,000.
"That is putting it liberally.   You say it's a lot of money.
"Well, last year the workingmen spent $2,200,000,000
for drink, and it cost $1,200,000,000 to care for the judicial
"In other words, the whiskey business cost us last year
"I will subtract from that the dirty $350,000,000 which we
get, and it leaves $3,050,000,000 in favor of knocking the
whiskey business out on purely a money basis. And
"Last year wc spent $6,000,000,000 for our paupers and'
criminals, insane, orphans, feeble-minded, etc.. in the
United States.
"Eighty-two per cent, of our criminals are whisky-made,
and 75 per cent, of the paupers arc whisky-made.
"Our national increase in wealth was only $5,000,000,000,
so you can figure out bow long it will take us to go into
bankruptcy .with that cusst-d business on our backs.
"Tbe average factory band earns $450 a year, and it
costs us $1,200 a year to support each of our whiskey
"There are 326,000 enrolled criminals in the United
States, and 80,000 in jails and penitentiaries. Three-fourths
were sent tliere because of drink, and then they have the
audacity to say the saloon is needed tor money revenue."
f  fi
-Billy Sunday, Evangelist. SATURDAY, JULY  1, 1916
Primarily, look fur healthy security and buy from a responsible
Company that has carefully scrutinized the investment.
Second, consider the interest returns.
The safeguards of a true investment can he easily verified. The
B. C. Municipal Bonds we handle are a charge on all properties
within each respective municipality. They yield from 6'-��� per
cent. In ~.'�� per cent   Consul! our Bond Dept in person nr by letter.
Canadian Financiers Trust Company
Head Office:  839 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
PATRICK DONNELLY, General Manager.
Northern Securities Limited
Established 1906
Seymour 1574
Good 160-acre farm, 83 miles from Winnipeg. 1 mile from P. O. and
school. 30 acres broken, on good government road. Barn, well and
small house.    Clear of encumbrance.   Will take house in Vancouver.
Excelsior Life Insurance Company
Head Office: Toronto
F. J. Gillespie, M. J. Gillespie,
Provincial Manager Provincial Inspector
This old line Company has $1.50 for every dollar of liability.
Our policies are approved by the Dominion Government. The rates
are no higher than other Companies.   "Safety First" is our motto.
Do You Pack Your Grip?
Do You Telephone?
When you wish to communicate with someone else, do you array yourself in travelling
clothes and spend both time and money to make
a personal call?
Do you simply walk to your telephone and
transmit your personality by wire?
In the one instance you inconvenience yourself and create expense. In the other, you have
instant, actual conversation with the person you
Telephone���Don't  travel.    Talk  anywhere.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
C. E. Jenney, G. A. P. D.
Phone:  Sey. 8134
W. G. Connolly, C. P. F. A.
527 Granville Street
Poultry Supplies. Hay, Grain and Feed
PHONES: Fairmont 186���878
Fraser 175 and Collingwood 153
Vancouver and the Canadian Northern
The Canadian Northern Railway
recently received temporary aid from
the Dominion Governmeni by way nf
a loan fur $15,000,000, and the Dominion will have three direct .rs on thc
C. N'. K. board tu look after, the country's interest. Loans, receivership, or
nationalisation were the-alternatives
which the government had to choose
from, and they accepted the former
as a temporary means of tiding over
one of the greatest problems thai
face this Dominion, and which will
have to be dealt with after tin' War.
In the meantime, the Governmeni
is to create a commission to g > into
the whole railroad situation and bring
a   report   which   may   assist     the
by (he Company, although only about
$6 0,1    i  is said  lo he owing al  present.    The  Cily, however, is bound to
! pa>  in ihe meantime, failing payment
by lhe Company, and un application is
lo   be   nude   at   once   by   one   of   the
parties whose property was acquired,
for  $70,000.     ll   liiis  action   succeeds
(and there seems no doubt about the
| matter)   the   city   will   then   doubtless
! have  an   immediate  demand   for   the
, payment  of all  awards.    The  city  is
[busy  financing  itself at  present,  and
| this   matter   will   bring  the   C.   X.   R.
agreement  into immediate consideration  by ihc  Council, it being already
reported that th.   local officials of the
railway admit the money is not avail-
aide for immediate settlement.
sides, but some ordinary good business sense must be employed in its
development. ,
The interest on the bond issue at
5 per cent., which is the proposed rate,
amounts to $250/01 per year ��� to
which must be added maintenance,
which could not possibly 1��- less than
six figures. Depreciation iiiu-1 al-"
>����� ; rovided lor annually. ll :
wild gin-- lo say that closi 01 to
half a million dollars per annum will
lie required to meet ����11 overhead
The Act provides that all principal
and interest inu-t be paid oul .if iln
rates and penalties imposed, In otbei
words���Vancouver shipping musl bear
the burden, from available informa
tion it appears that switching and inter-twitching and harbor tolls for this
Port for the year ending March 31 SI
1916, were less than $75,000. Had
t.ade been normal, lei ns -ay 1111~ item
would have amounted to $100,000, and
thus strike a basis of revenue from
the source which must supply the
overhead charges of approximately
say, $5tX',fW<i per annum on the proposed harbor scheme. It is stated the
scheme will greatly reduce switching
and inter-switching and harbor dues,
and this is no doubt true under certain circumstances, but the tonnage
passing through Vancouver will increase gradually and the present volume of business cannot be increased
five fold at a turn of the hand. The
harbor should lie developed gradually
in a sound, business-like way, and a
more modesl scheme to commence
with would appear to be the proper
course to follow.
The Vancouver Harbor Commissioners and tlie local member would
do well to consult the responsible
business interests of Vancouver before launching on so elaborate a programme.
* * *
How Canada's Credit can be Conserved
For lhe time being Canada is able
to borrow abroad on terms more favorable than any other belligerent nation, and on terms as favorable as any
neutral nation, a position due to the
recognition of the unexpectedly important part she continues to take in
supplying the needs of the allies from
her own resources, says the monthly
commercial   letter   of   the     Canadian
Bank of Commerce. Therefore, her
commercial prosperity is unusually
great, but it is recognised by the far-
seeing as being uncertain and temporary. Events at the front are of such
a character as to inspire confidence
in the ultimate success of tlie Empire'*
arms, bnl ihis success can be attained
only by marshalling all forces, whether of men, of material resources or
of credit. To use lhe credit of lhe
nation, ..r  thai  of provinces or cities,
io obtain any unessential thing, or to
carry on any Inn absolutely necessary
work, would indicate lack of earnest.
im -- iii co-operation with out allies.
In lhe United Kingdom, in frame, in
Russia and in Italy, not only by law
but by voluntary sacrifice���the true
jNiny. of patriotism, economy and
thrift are recognized as being factors
as important ill defending our civilization as our arms. Until in Canada
tliere is manifested the same earnest-
ness in saving our dollars and in eliminating unnecessary work and expenditure, it cannot be said that the nation is taking its full part in the greatest duly that ha- ever fallen lo its
It is reported lhat considerable purchases of Anglo-French war loan
bonds have recently been made by
Canadians. .-1 ui i, a ti in is al variance
with tlie expressed wish of the minister oi finance thai Canadian funds
should not he used for that purpose,
and i-. therefore, i" !����� deprecated.
In the first four months of this
year Canada purchased from abroad,
chiefly from foreign countries, commodities .allied at $228,830,856, or
$91,868,764 more than in lhe corresponding period ,.: lhe year previous.
(If these pin cha-e- a large proportion
is unnecessary. Many articles are being made in the country that might
well he dispensed with and the labor
thus employed diverted to the making
of those things which the a'rmies
need. Every dollar saved and placed
at the disposal of the government, and
every sacrifice that releases labor in
order that it be devoted to the production of imperatively necessary
things, or to the performance of essential duties, brings nearer the end of
the war. Only by greater economy
and thrift, and by curtailing purchases
of non-essentials from foreign countries can our cr Mt, commercial and
national, be co. *ed. ��� Monetary
CountcK* tViidn Torl.y, the lienullful duiili,,., ���i the Grand Duke Michael or
*���*""''"��� '  "'-'*��������� <>�� "'<* <������*��'"��� Duke Mcholnn, who l�� rumoured to he encased
<���> i-rince George of li.HieniMPK. ion of Prince I ��� or BnHenbcrir, former Flr��<
Lord of lhe   ltrilis.li   Admiralty.
powers-that-be in forming a pcrman-1 Th. City of Vancouver might as
cut policy. Thai llie Government will well know the worst now, and, if ne-
have to take over lhe C, \. R. and ccssary, proceed ,,, have the agrce-
other roads, ,s a foregone conclusion .men) nullified and the lands returned
���the question is: How is it to be done to it forthwith, The Mayor openlj
and on what basis? This is a matter stands for thc rigid
tallj   inter-  ihc  Agr
ted, p.
llfol'CcUlellt    of
inter- the  Agreement,    and  it is said  thai
'ther  most nl  ihc members of the Council
are in accor 1 wiih him.
If the City is forced to pu
cash for the awards rcfi rred I
de. elopments maj It v > pet,.;   ���   n
feience  i.,  ihe   Vancouvci    md   C,   V
K.  agreement.    We  do nol   think  it
will ever he carried out.
ilbly tin.re
cities al  Ihis lime.
Several years ago lhe C. X. K. entered into an elaborate agreement
wiih ihe Cily of Vancouver to spend
$lil,i;;lil,i!(,i) approximately, in a terminal scheme including freighl and
passenger terminals, yards, etc. in
return for which, and on certain conditions,   Ihc   city   turned   over   to   lhe I
railway company enormous tide flats Great Northern Must Fay Vancouver
in false Creek, which were io he filled j Although the Hastings Street via-
in by the company. The railway com- duct has been finished for several
pany has done.some of the filling in. years, ihc Great Northern has not yet
the Pacific Dredging Company (who(paid to the city its proportion of the
conveniently have a contract from the cost 0f construction. Some difference
Dominion Government for the dredg-l0f opinion as to the cost of construc-
ing of False Creek channel) doing the ' tion is given as the reason.
The   Hoard   of   Railroad   Coinmis-
were  to bc secured,  were guaranteed l_. ������     ,-     r.       ,    ,       ,    .      .
  .  .  .sioners for Canada has during its ses-
"They Doth Protest Too Much'
Vancouver's School Board Using Money to Promote Strife
Which Should Go To Make Harmony
* * tf tf :���< tf tf tf tf
for three mortal hours on Tuesday night the School Trustees of Vancouver debated, wrangled���and transacted business. The amount of business
done bore about the same proportion to the wrangling and exchange of vituperations as did falstaff's bread i" his fiery liquid "sack." At the end of the
three hours one might have par. died the remark made by Sheridan.' Tllis
member of the old English parliament was asked a- lie left the House of
Commons. "What has 'passed?"    His replj  was "Four hours!"
Th. citizens who crowded the -Hanger's gallery at the local School Trustees' parliament were treated, as one ol them said,, to free vaudeville. Hut
what they gained in amusement must have been tinged by a sigh of regret
that though these violent delights amuse the School Trustees, they are very
expensb .��� io thc taxpayers,
All ihis quibbling ovci who shall hob! an investigal n, who -hall be
"injuncted" and prevented from investigating; who shall do thij aid who
-hall noi do lhal. musl leal to  i disruptioi     f the real if i lucation,
a loss of lignity and prestige on the pari if the School Board, a violci to
the morals of the whole offici nd ultimate!* . , humil
iation for lhe cittzi
Why all this potl ��� i
In objecting I i an investigation jomc of thc trustees :,:��� liki [he player
queen in Hamlet.   "The-   do protest  to.   much."
Why should the chain ��������� emphatic in pi   tcstii tl     ������ undct
no cloud of suspicion when Dr. Lang has expresslj state, tl I . .- 'i.i.l- ni
charge against Mr. J. R, Sevmour?
cupy hours and exha
nothing and c. ilirts in
��� roh him of that hale
by the Provincial Government, and it
would  be  interesting  to  know  when ]
sion here several d
lys ago. put an end
,     . .  i fairs bv ordering tbe Great Northern   fantastic tricks.   What does it matter under whose auspices the investigation
Well   inhumed  citl-L ., �����.,-,,
to pay to the city forthwith the sum (.is held.-   Why should the School Trustees try to prevent such an investiga-
of $50,000; and the engineers of the
they were  sold and  where the funds
are  at  present.
zens  have  maintained  for some  time |
tlrat  thc  railway company could  not I
and  did  not  intend  to   carry  out  i
agreement to the letter���others argue j
that the City could not afford to force
the  Company.
C. X. R. matters are likely to be
forced to a "show-down" in the near
future, as the City is being pressed
to pay certain arbitration awards following the expropriation of certain
lands along false Creek which were
made under the Provisions of thc
Agreement referred to. The various
awards are said to amount to over
$900,000,  which  sum was to be paid
to   this   unsatisfactory   state   of   af-
W hy  slu uld Trustee   McKi
vocabulary in declaring that lu   fears
nobody, as far as we Know, desires i i
which he believes himeslf to possess?
It is an open  secret  that  suspicic
Hoard.    Surely  the  others
"above  suspicion."  can   sa;
The whole affair is humiliating, holders ou the comic and would be amusing if it were not tragic to see the grand work of education injured bv such
rests tip.ni only -
who know  themselves  t ���  he
,  "let  the  galled   jade  go  wine
-t his extensive
stigation, when
.t righteousness
member of the
e Caesar's wife,
our withers  are
.company and  the  City must  get  together  within   two  weeks  and   settle
the differs
Vancouver Harbor Schemes
Reference was made in these columns last week to the enormous Harbor Improvement Scheme, which involves the borrowing of $5,000,000 to
acquire certain property, construct
wharves, build a terminal railway
scheme, etc. The importance of Vancouver   Harbor  is   recognised   on   all
tion as the City Council desire to appeal to?
At the first breath of a charge they should have picked up the gauntlet
thrown down and declared that those whose hands were clean need fear no
foe in shining armor, let hini erne from which quarter he might. The attitude of the School Trustees is unjust to the majority of them, and the suspicion which has been engendered in the public mind will grow until, perhaps,
mole hills will become mountains and trifles light as air will be regarded, as
proofs strong as holy writ, of guilt.
Thc School Trustees have been cutting down expenses, they have shorn
the school operation of a good deal of art, even stopped the teaching of
singing. It is a pitiful thing to reflect that the money spent over unseemly
wrangling and quarrelling might have taught the children of Vancouver celestial harmony.
/  . FOUR
Social and Personal Doings
%   of the Week   3
The lowering weather of 'Tuesday
did not militate against the success of
the garden parly at Mrs. VV. C. Stear-
niau's, and her prettily-laid-nit
grounds overlooking a charming expanse of shimmering sea held a large
assemblage of visitors, The fete was
attended by the president of the
King's daughter societies and by a
number of presidents of circles and
other representatives of the order,
and a gratifying sum was obtained to
carry on the relief work among the
poorer homes of lhe district to which
the Kitsilano Circle is largely devoting its attention. Mrs. Stcarmaii,
wearing a pale ecru colored frock,
with fichu of black lace, welcomed
the arrivals on thc lawn, where in a
small marquee erected nearby afternoon tea was served by Mrs. M. S.
Logan and Mrs. A. Alexander, the
former wearing a frock with mauve
voilage and black hat touched with
periwinkle blue; the latter in a muslin dress and black hat wiih heliotrope colored flowers. Assisting them
were Mrs. Bartram, Mrs. John Nelson, Mrs. Deeks, Mrs. Cottrell, Mrs.
Murdoff, Miss Marion Bartram and
Miss Margaret Mackenzie. Sweets
were sold by Mrs. IT. J. Campbell at
an attractive booth. There was music
throughout the afternoon, the Misses
Allene Stewart and Miss Verona Ash
singing to accompaniments played by
Miss Cleveland, and Miss Margaret
King reciting. Mrs. Ells acted as
treasurer, and fortune-telling by Miss
Rose drew a large patronage.
* * *
Mrs. W. F. Brougham is at present
the guest of the Hon. James Dunsmuir and Mrs. Dunsmuir at Hatley
Park, Victoria.
:Y    *    *
Miss Smith, in charge of the Social
Service Department at ihe General
Hospital, leaves at the end of the
week to enjoy a fortnight's holiday.
* * *
Mrs. J. G. Donald entertained at a
small bridge party /n Thursday evening in honor of /ss Kathleen Shall-
cross, when t' ousts were Mr. and
Mrs. Herbe ,r=^riinmiond, Mr. and
Mrs. L. C^ ..cPhillips, Mr. and Mrs.
McLorg , Mrs. Plunkett, Mrs. Shall-
crossy'flrs. McMurrich, Mr. and Mrs.
M/.rtin Griffin.' Major Sims, 'Mrs.
Wheeler and Mr. Hearu.
* * *
Mrs. Harold Ker was the hostess
on Wednesday at a luncheon in honor
of Mrs, Mayne Hamilton of Ottawa,
her guests being Mrs. A. D. McRae,
Mrs. Shaw, Mrs. Plunkett, Mrs. J. W.
Stewart, Mrs. Geoffrey McDonnell
and Miss O'Farrell.
* * *
The closing of Braemar School and
the presentation of medals took place
yesterday afternoon, when among
those present were: Mrs. Aulay Morrison, Mrs. 1). I'. Marpole, Mrs. R. G.
Boyle, Mrs. (', V. fraser, Mrs. Gate-
wood, .Mrs. liiichau. Mrs. Charles
Macauley, Mrs. Wesbrook, Miss U'cs-
brook, Mrs. Law, Mrs. Brown, Mrs.
Duff-Stuart, Mrs. Walker, Mrs. Adams, Mrs. Hamilton, Mrs, Newton
Ker, Mrs. A. K. Griffin, Mrs. Harold
Lang, Mrs. C. J. Peter, Mrs. George
Cowan, .Mrs. Smellie, Mrs. Herbert
Watson, Mrs. Tiithill, Mrs. f. R. Mc-
P. Russell, Mrs. Macdonald, Mrs.
George Buscombe, Mrs. K. K. Knight,
Mrs. Stewart, .Mrs, Alexander and
Dr. McKay.
* * *
Mrs. Janion of Victoria spent a few
days this week with her daughter.
Mrs. John Poff, at Shaughnessy
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. \V. H. Malkin have
returned from Vancouver Island,
where they have been motoring for
the last week.
* * *
Mr. Jack fraser left today for Car-
stairs, Alta., after spending the last
two weeks with his parents, Mr. and
Mrs.  George  V.  Fraser.
* * *
Mr, and Mrs. Whalen and1 Mrs.
Watkins left on Friday on a motoring
trip to Seattle for the week-end.
* * *
Miss Agnus of Victoria is visiting
her sister, Mrs. B. T. Rogers.
* * *
A farewell party was given at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. George E. Her-
riman, 2526 Cornwall Street, in honor
of Ptes. Herriman and Winterbottom,
who will be leaving shortly with the
American Legion, and Pte. Gosford
Martin, who will leave with the University Battalion. Among those attending were Miss Ruth Terry, Miss
Hilda and Doras Chadney, Miss Ruth
Lewis, Miss Mary Callendar, Miss
Betty and Peggy Lowe, Miss Edith
Ward, Miss Margaret Ogilvie, Mr. M.
Nichols, Mr. McLellan, Mr. W. Ward.
* * *
Mrs. R. Marpole and Mrs. C. M.
Marpole left today for Victoria, where
they will spend several days.
* * *
Mrs. W. J. O'Neill left on Wednesday for Victoria, where she will visit
Mrs. Alexander for two weeks.
* * *
Mrs. E. V. Bodwell has left for
Victoria, after spending several days
in Vancouver.
* * *
Miss Margaretta Stephens' pupils
gave a piano recital in the school
room of St. John's Church this week,
when taking part were Miss Dorothy
Bowen,   Miss   Betty  Boultbee,   Miss
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YOUR   J>\1(.limit's   l>HOl DIOST   DAY
Mother, If you and Winnie, will put your heads together between
the present and the time she must .have her graduation dress ready,
you may make her shine with the best of them���nt a cost of $11, or less'
That Is what this frock cost, and does it not look as nice aa scores you
have seen at higher prices?
It Is made of voile, with a double flounce, and two rows of cording
Irish lace is Introduced in lhe bodice, which makes a simple and apnro-
priate trimming.
Beatrice Lennie, Miss Bertha Grubb,
Miss Charlotte Eaglcson, Miss Constance McTavish, Miss Bcrnice Bolle-
schweller, Miss Mary and "Master Donald Lamont, Miss Eileen Henderson,
Miss Molly Williams, Miss Rowena
Pilling, Miss Vivian and Master Harold Wills, Miss Kathleen Archibald,
Miss Sheila Farrell, Miss Dora Robertson, Miss Mary, Miss Margaret
and Miss Edith Tisdall, Miss Joy Godson; Miss Myrtle and Master James
Henderson. Among the guests present were: Mrs. Bryan Williams, Mrs.
C. A. Godson, Mrs. Ernest Henderson, Mrs. W. Boultbee, Mrs. Eustace
Grubb, Mrs. Leslie, Mrs. Buttar, Mrs.
F. C. Wade, Mrs. H. J. Wade, Mrs.
Ewing Buchan, Miss Olive Buchan,
Mrs. Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Lennie,
Mrs. Blair Thomas, Mrs. Dracup, Mrs.
Denny MacKay, Dr. and Mrs. Robertson, Miss Frame, Miss Farrell,
Mrs. Bowen, Mr. and Mrs. Willis,
Mrs. C. E. Tisdall, Mrs. P. Lamont,
Mrs. McTavish, Mrs. R. W. Holland,
Miss Varley, Mr. and Mrs. Shoeboth-
am, Miss Grace Hill, Miss LeMcus-
sier, Mrs. Eagleson, Mrs. Bollesch-
weiler. The proceeds of the evening
were for the prisoners of war fund,
$15  being  realised.
* * *
The marriage of Mr. William Gil-
nockic Armstrong, M.A., and Miss
Anna Marie Little took place at 12
Friday in St. Andrew's Church. The
ceremony was performed by Rev. Dr.
R, J. Wilson, assisted by Rev. J. ('..
Brown of Kitsilano Methodist Church.
The bride and groom were unattended, only a few intimate friends and
relatives being present. Mr. Frank
Wrigley presided at the organ. Mr.
Armstrong belongs to the'King Edward High School teaching staff and
the bride is a talented musician from
Deroit Conservatory of Music. The
honeymoon and summer vacation will
be spent on a trip up the coast and
at thc summer cottage at SecheTt.
* * #
Mrs. Sillitoe entertained at a small
tea yesterday in honor of her sister,
Miss Pelly, who is spending a few
days in Vancouver, on her return to
England. The guests included Mrs.
Carry, Mrs. Green, Miss Green, Mrs.
Hutchins, Mrs. Hayward, Mrs. F. J,
Proctor, Mrs. FitzGibbon, Mrs. W. R.
Robertson, Mrs. J. W. McLaren, Mrs.
Leveson, Miss Susie Cambie, Mrs.
Weld, Miss Weld, Mrs. E. J. Deacon,
Mrs. Grange Holt, Miss Crease of
Victoria, Mrs. T. O. Townley, Miss
Townley, Mrs. H, G. Ross, Miss Ross,
Mrs. Charleson, Mrs. Bruce Mackedie,
Mrs. W. A. Bauer,' Mrs. Le Fevre,
Mrs. E. P. Davis, Miss Bell-Irving,
Miss Dorothy Bell-Irving, Miss Marjorie Jijhnson.
Mr. and Mrs, Hewetson are here
from Kelowna on a visit, and are
staying at the Hotel Vancouver.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Brooks and
Mrs. Lester Brooks are on their way
home from Minneapolis, where they
have been staying for several weeks
* * *
Mrs. Glover arrived from Princeton, B. C., to attend the closing exercises at Braemar, where her daughter has been a pupil, and will remain
for a month in town, staying at Glen-
coe Lodge.
* * *
Mrs.   Plummer   and   Miss   Monica
Plummer  yesterday  left  for    Banff,
where they will spend a few weeks.
�� * *
Mrs. Charles Worsnop is visiting
Mrs. Hopcraft for a lew days.
* * *
Mrs. George Walkem will leave on
Sunday for England where she will
join  her husband.
* + *
Mrs. Geoffrey Macdonucll is visiting her sister, Mrs. Harold Ker, Bid-
well  Street.
* + *
Mrs. Harold Lang spent a lew days
in  Seattle this week.
* * *
Mrs. Macdonald, who has been
spending the last six weeks with her
sister. Mrs. E. J. McFeely, has left
for her home in Victoria.
* JK   *   '
Miss Crease of Victoria is spending
a few days in town.
* * *
Mrs. Charles Meek and Lady Whyte
returned from Victoria today.
* * *
Mr. Van Duesen and the Misses
Van Duesen of Greyshott, Shaughnessy Heights, have left to spend several weeks in New York.
* * *
'The pupils of Miss Violet Chardon
entertained their parents and friends
at a recital, when those who contributed to the programme were: Miss
Elizabeth Drummond, Miss Clara
Wett, Miss Frederica Robertson, Miss
Dolly Petrie, Miss Doris Cuthbert-
son, Miss Lillian Brown, Miss Lexie
McLeod, Miss Katherine McCoy,
Miss Claudia Eckstein, Miss Ella McLeod, Miss Helen Jefferson, Miss
Mary Cosgrove, Miss Norah Hazlitt.
Miss Annie Brett, Miss Essie Mc-
Cabe, Mr. Edward Robertson, Mr.
Earl Vanderwarker and Mr. Frederick Robertson.
* * *
Mrs. W..J. Prowse, of South Vancouver, is in Tacoma spending a few
Mrs. J. Esslemont, 23rd Ave, is ii
Regina, Sask., attending the conven
tion of the Women's Christian Temperance Union.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. George Stevens hav
returned to their home at Shaughnessy Height! after an absence of seven
weeks in the course of which they
visited a number of large cities in
Eastern Canada and (he United Slates.
+ * *
The many friends of Mrs. Machin
of Ihe Carnegie Library, will regret
to hear tliat on account of illness she
was removed lo St. Paul's Hospital
* * *
Dr. and Mrs. Stuart J. Schofield
have left for Victoria, where they have
taken an apartment in I lampion
Court, on Cooke Street. Dr. Schofield is attending the Royal School of
Infantry with a view to qualifying
for a commission.
* * *
Mrs. W. N. Winsby has reached
England safely, accompanied by her
son and her sister, Miss Thelma Lindsay, and is now settled in the house
taken at Grayshott by I.ieut.-Col.
* * *
Mrs. Philip Brown, with her daughter, has come from Victoria to stay at
Shaughnessy Heights, with her mother, Mrs. I. M. Maclean, during the
absence in England* of Mr. Brown.
* * +
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Lett left last
week for a fortnight's stay at their
sumrrter  cottage  at    Grace     Harbor,
Gambier Island.
* * *
On Thursday morning at 7.30 Rev.
Father Power celebrated the marriage
at St. Patrick's of Miss Marcia Maria
Mullen, eldest daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. P. F. Mullen, 66 Sixth Avenue
West, with Mr. Bertrand Paul Baglcy,
eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Bag-
ley, 2177 Second Avenue West. The
service was semi-choral, Prof. Dougherty presiding at the organ, and Miss
Xcllic Mullen and Miss Blanche Na-
deau singing during the signing of the
register, "Calvary" and "The Psalm
of Love." The bride wore a dress of
white chiffon taffeta adorned with
Spanish lace and a veil and wreath of
orange blossoms, while her bouquet
was of white roses and orchids. Her
sister, Miss Leone Mullen, wearing
white taffeta silk, acted as bridesmaid.
Mr. Gordon A. Bagley supported the
groom. There was also a little flower
girl, the bride's cousin, Miss Ruth
Walsh, of Everett, Wash. The
groom's gifts were to the bride a
cameo necklet and brooch set with
pearls; to the bridesmaid, a sardonyx
ring; to the best man, onyx cuff links.
A breakfast and reception were held
at the home of the bride and the
couple left later for a honeymoon trip
to California.
* * *
Mrs. R. D. Rorison bas gone to
stay for a few days at Caulfield, where
the Misses Kilby are now settled for
the summer in their country home.
* * *
Miss Olive Saunders of Prince Rupert has left for Victoria after spending several weeks here as the guest
of Miss Greta Clarke.
* * *
Miss Hazel Kelly and her guest,
Miss Clara Bell of Belleville, Ontario,
have returned to town from a trip into the Cariboo country.
* * *
In honor of Mrs. J. W. Bengough
of Toronto, who is on the point of departure from Vancouver after a stay
of a few weeks, Mrs. Banfield entertained a company of callers at tea
yesterday at Poplar Lodge. Pink gladioli and carnations decorated the
drawing-room and the hostess had
the assistance of Mrs. Oille and Mrs.
Nickson in welcoming her guests.
* * *
Mrs. M. A. Gringer, Esquimalt, and
Mrs. R. Grey have arrived from Victoria and are stopping at Glencoe
* * +
The committee representing the
Red Cross Society, and the Vancouver
Association for the Prevention and
Relief of Tuberculosis reports, that
the total proceeds from the production of "Little Boy Blue" in the Avenue Theatre on May 19 and 20, a-
nioiint to $185.65. Thc committee is
much indebted for generous assistance to Miss Hilda Jeffreys, Mrs. F.
E. Harrison, Mrs. G. IT. Cowan, Mrs.
J. P. D, Malkin, Mrs. Schooley, Mrs.
Perry, Mrs. Sandusky, Mr F. Dyke
and Mr. Ricketts.
* * *
The home of Mrs. S. A. Denby, 3321
Sixth Avenue West. wa.�� the scei.ti of
a very attrac��;ve and enjoyable tea
and shower given in honor if Mrs.
Robert Thompson (nee Smith). 650
Kingsway. Tae looms ware chani:-
inply decorat.;.] with roses. Airs.
Tliompson was the recipient of many
handsome gifts. Thc guests were
Mrs. J. McDonald, Mrs. Acheson, Mrs
Northrup, Mrs. Elliott, Mrs. Stewart,
Mrs. Hurst, Mrs. G. Sopher, Mrs. J.
Callin, Mrs. F. Bowels, Mrs. Kingston,
Mrs. Shankland, Mrs. 11. West ,ii,
Mrs. A. C. Ilartig, Miss Chamberlain
and Miss fosier, Miss Nixon added
to the general pleasure of the guc-ts
by singing during the afternoon.
* * *
Dr. C. II. Lloyd ()f Kngland] examiner for the Associated Hoard, during
his visit I.. Vancouver i�� slaying at
Glencoe Lodge.
* ��� ���
Lieut. Harper and Mrs. Harper are
at present the guests of Mr, Alexander Henderson, K.C., and Mrs. Henderson, at Burnaby Street, Lieut.
Harper is recruiting on behalf of the
Royal  Canadian   Naval   Reserve.
* * *
The fine miniature work ..f Mrs: R.
J. Longden is already very well known;
in Vancouver, and the public wiH be
interested to hear that she has kindly;
offered to donate a miniature portrait!
on ivory in aid of the .Material fund
of Ward One Red Cross Society.,Mrs.,
Longden is a member of the society*,
of miniaturists and has been a portrait/
painter of royalty, and is also ian ex-'
hibitor at'the Royal Institute. jTherq-j
fore one can anticipate that thdre will*'
be many eager buyers of the ^tickets
which will be on sale for thp first
time at the garden fete being given at)
the Log House, Stanley Park, in, the!
afternoon and evening of Thursday!
of this week. The bolder of the win-1
ning number will be entitled to*.a sitting for a portrait, and as the tickets"
will be limited, an effort will be made
to dispose of them all on that day.
* *' *
As Dr. and Mrs. Unsworth are leaving Vancouver at an earlier date than
expected, friends interested will be
given an opportunity to meet them
socially in the church hall on Wednesday evening of this week, by 'ihvita- '"
tion of the Ladies' Aid Society.
* * *
Mr. Dawson Thomas is here from;
Sicamotis on a visit to his mother,,
Mrs. T. J. Thomas, Georgia Street.
Mr. Thomas has the distinction of
being the first white boy born irt
* * *
Mr. Clarence Chapman of Ottawa
has left that city foi* a trip to Van-j
couver and  Prince  Rupert.
* * *
Among those to whom Canadians-;
owe a debt of gratitude is Mrs. WaU
dorf Astor. She and her husband'
very early in the war gave to the Canadian Red Cross a large part of their
beautiful estate at Cliveden, on the
Thames. Mrs. Astor gave her riverside house, but this is only part of a
large hospital. The generous donors
are both of American birth, though
Mr. Astor was educated in England.
* * *
Mrs. Spofford, president of the W.
C. T. U. for British Columbia, has left
for Regina, where she will represent
this province at the annual convention
of the Dominion W. C. T. U��� which
is being held there this week.
* * *
Mrs. W. P. Knowland, with her
daughter, has arrived from Xew York
to visit her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Bajus, Davie Street. Mr. Knowland!
is expected to come to Vancouver
* * *
Dr. and Mrs. Howie are occupying
apartments at the  Hotel Vancouver.
* �� *
Mr.  and  Mrs.  L.  J.  Williams    or
Tranquille, B. C, arrived in town this
+ * *
Mrs. Emery and her son arrived
last night from Edmonton, and arc
guests at Glencoe Lodge.
�� * *
The ladies of the Queen Mary Review, No. 22, of the Woman's Benefit
Association' of the Maccabees of
South Vancouver, held a very successful whist drive at the home of their
lady commander, Mrs. A. Layley, 123
forty-first Avenue East, this week.
The house was prettily decorated with
a profusion of flowers. Twelve tables
were arranged for thc players and
while the score was being counted refreshments were served by Miss Flossie, Winnie anil May Layley, Elsie
Spider, Vivian and Habcl Greenlay.
Mrs. Layley, lady commander, awarded the prizes, which were won by Mrs.
Such, Mrs. Cameron, Mr. Colwell
and Mr. Athwart. Consolation prizes
were given to Miss Purcel and Mr.
Walker. Musical numbers were contributed by Mrs. Colwell, Misses
Mackay and Purcel. Maccabee ladies
and friends from Vancouver, Mount
Pleasant, Cedar Cottage and North
Vancouver attended the gathering,
* * *
Mrs. Wimberley entertained at a
small bridge party at the residence of
her mother, Mrs. W. H. Barker yesterday afternoon, when her guests
were: Mrs. Lyle Fraser, Mrs. Findlay,
Mrs. Knox Walkem, Mrs. Davis, Mrs.
Richardson, Mrs. Allan Harvey, Mrs.
W. Harvey and Mrs. W. Woodward.
* * *
Dr,  McNaughton    of  Cumberland,
district deputy grand master, has been
here attending the session of the Masonic Grand Lodge.
m SATURDAY, Jl'LY  1.  1916
following article from the pen
I', .nnd is the first of a series
dealing with Canadian literature which
will appear from time to time in
THE STANDARD. Mr. found is one
of Vancouver's leading business men
and is active in the public life of the
Province. His hobby is books. Mr.
Pound likes to promote Canadian
literature and he declares that too
little attention is paid to the works
of  Canadian  writers.���f.d.l
TJic fact that four of the most widely read of Canadian writers���Ralph
Connor, Charles G. D. Roberts, Theodore Goodrich Roberts, and Robert
W. Service arc doing their "bit" somewhere in France or Flanders, has
served to direct attention to that little band of Canadians who have done
so much for the literary life of the
country. lAmong Canadian writers
Charles G. D. Roberts, in'the opinion
of many students of home affairs, is
the greatest writer this country has
produced. He has a many sided reputation; his work has had a wider
scope and greater variety and he has
alhieved success in each field of endeavor. His "History of Canada,"
published over 20 years ago, is still
a standard authority, and "The Kindred of the Wild" is one of the best,
if not the best, animal story. He is
one of the most popular magazine
writers in England, as well as America. His series of short stories which
have been appearing in lhe "Windsor
Magazine" during the past few years,
are considered by critics to be the
best work he has done. He is a poet
of rare achievement, some of his
poems ranking with the best poems of i
Wordsworth or Tennyson, and his
books reveal a deep love of nature
and out door life as well as an intimate knowledge of the early history
and traditions of the Canadian people.
Roberts belongs to a well-known literary family. Theodore Goodrich
Roberts and William Carman Roberts are brothers, and Mrs. Elizabeth
MacDonald is a sister. Bliss Carman
and Barry Stfaton are cousins; all
these are writers of distinction. They
are children of three sisters, and trace
their descent to Judge Bliss of revolutionary fame. Lloyd Roberts, a
son, has also shown that he inherits
the literary gifts of the family. The
"Literary Digest," a few months ago,
published one of his poems, claiming
that it was one of the best dealing
with lhe war. Mrs. MacDonald, who
resided in Kelson for some time, is a
frequent contributor to the newspapers and  magazines.
Roberts has published seven books
of poems and about a dozen novels,
the best known being "The Kindred
of the Wild"; "Watchers of the
Trail"; "Kings in Exile"; "Thc Back
Woodsman"; "Barbara Ladcl"; "A
Sister to Evangeline"; "A forge in
the Forest"; "The Heart that Knows,"
etc., besides a "History of Canada."
Roberts was born at Douglas, Xew
W-hy   resi   wilh   babes   and   slaves?
seek   higher
Thc place of race ami age.
iiu soft  Pacific Slopes���beside
Strang!  floods that Northward rave
and fall.
Where   chafes    Acadia's    chainlets
Thy sous await thy call.
Ii musl lie a satisfaction to the u ri
ter of tllis prophecy to know thai
Brunswick, in I860, th.- eld.-st son i I ''"' son' "' *~'"ia''a ',ave answered the
the Rev. Canon Roberts, and from his   ' ;'"-
earliest childhood had ihe advantages' An Ode for the Canadian Confed-
oi an excellent library, ami parents eracy" was Roberts' message io the
who took a deep interest in the best People of tliis couutrj a quarter of
of literature. After graduating from a century ago, and surely it is a timely
the University of Xew Brunswick, he   message  today.
became editor of Goldwin Smith's pa-: An Ode for the Canadian Confederacy'
per.   "lhe    Week."   Toronto,   at   the
age  of 23.
of English Literature at
King's College, Nova Scotia. Sine.
1898, he has resided principally iu the
United States and England, but has
been a frequent visitor to Canada.
One   of   Roberts'   earliest   poems,
written   when   he   was  about   twenty,
I Awake my country, the hour is greal
with change!
shows   his   outlook   on
j ou th f ti 1 ambitions:
"Vet   would   1   cheer   them,   sharing
in their ills,
Weaving the dreams of waves, and
skies and  hills:
Yet would I sing of Peace and Hope
and Truth,
Till   softly   o'er   my   song   should
beam the youth
The morning of thc World!"
Those of us wdio have left the country for a crowded city will appreciate
the poet's longing for the old home
down by the sea:
"A  breath
Came back to me again,
Here in thc City's weary miles
Of City-wearied men."
"Crossing the Brook" is an exam-
!pie of Roberts in a lighter mood;
space will only allow for one verse:
L'nder this gloom which yet obscures
the laud,
from ice-blue  strait and  stern  Lauren tian range
To   where   giant   peaks   our   western
bounds command,
A deep voice stirs, vibrating in nun's
As if their own hearts throbbed that
thunder forth,
A sound wherein who hearkens wisely
The voice of the desire of this strong
This Xorth whose heart of fire
Yet knows not its desire
Clearly, but dreams, and murmurs in
the  dream.
The hour of dreams is done.    Lo, on
the hills the gleam!
the   hour   of
.���niiiiii  limn,.,,!,),,, ..j.,,,,,
iii.Tii." ������,. ���r the rineHi wnmbliM   in   ihe   Kal��,r'��   navy,
.iiiilnmi.    She   In   here  Known k.iIiib Into action
sunk   In   lhe   linttle   off
"Ob, she tripped away so lightly,
a-Maying in the morn,
That dainty, dainty maiden of degree;
She left the simple country lad a-
sighing and forlorn
Where the mocking water twinkled
to the Sea."
Awake,   my   country
dreams is done!
Doubt not, nor dread the greatness of
thy fate.
laisy  Tho'   faint  souls  fear  the   keen   confronting sun,
And fain would bid the morn of splendour wait;
Tho' dreamers, rapt in starry visions,
"Lo, yon thy future, yon thy faith, thy
And stretch vain  bands to stars, thy
fame is nigh,
Here  iu  Canadian hearth, and home,
and name,���
This name which yet shall grow
'Till all  the  nations know
Us  for  a patriotic  people,  heart and
Loyal to our native  earth, our own
Canadian land!
"The Laughing Sally" and "Marjorie" are two of Roberts' most
charming ballads. One of thc writer's highly prized possessions is a
copy of the latter poem in the author's hand writing, given to him before  publication.
Many lovers of poetry profess to
find similar strains of thought and
fancy in the writings of the poets.
For the sake of comparison, Roberts'
"Grey Rocks and Greyer Sea," and
Tennyson's "Break, Break," should be
read, as well as Browning's "Evelyn
Hope" audi Roberts' "Xocturile of
Consecration." Compare thc finest
of Wordsworth's Sonnets with the
"Sower" by Roberts.
,Over 25 years ago Roberts wrote
in the poem. "Canada":
"The Saxon force, thc Celtic fire,
These are thy manhood's heritage:
O     strong     hearts,     guarding      thc
birthright of our glory,
Worth  your best blood  this  heritage
that ye guard!
These   mighty   streams     resplendent
with our story,
These   iron   coasts   by   rage   of   seas
What  fields of peace  these bulwarks
well secure!
What   vales   of   plenty    those     calm
floods supply!
Shall not our love this rough, sweet
land make sure,
Her bounds preserve inviolate, though
we die?
O strong hearts of the Xorth,
Let flame your loyalty forth,
And  put  the  craven  and  base   to an
open shame,
Till   earth   shall   know   the   Child   of
Nations by her name!
One of tlie features of Empire Hay-
in Toronto is a concert at which
singing and recitation competitions
are held for young people. Several
thousand people always turn out to
hear the children perform. As a rule,
the music proves more satisfactory
than the elocution, chiefly because of
the inferior quality of the selections
generally used, the unfortunate youngsters being ,��ut to recite versified jingo speeches in which fine patriotic
sentimei'*' are served up in crude
rhyme. 'This year they were treated
to a variation that came as a decide.!
surprise. ...ue youth announced that
he would recite "Gunga Din." Now,
there are "ery few persons in this
day and generation who have not
heard Kipling'- poem recited by somebody, anil all have became accustomed
to 'he poet's own cersion. It would
appear, however, that there is some
mild school master or school mistress
in Toronto who believes that Mr. Kipling ought not to have used such
ugly words when there arc so many
sweeter ones in the language. Accordingly, a censored variation of the
poem was prepared that could not
possibly offend even the most sensitive mind. It started with "You may
talk of ginger beer," which prepared
the listener for the worst.    Apparent
ly Kipling had offended by dressing
Gunga Din in "nothing much before,
and rather less than half of that behind," for the water carrier appeared in quite a respectable garment.
Jnst as he was more modest in his
dress, so were tbe Tommies more dignified in their speech, and when the
wounded man was "clawing up the
ground," -some soldier called mildly,
"For pity sake, bring the water, Gunga Din." Then came the climax. The
censor appeared to have regarded it
as too coarse and strong, especially in
the use of tbe word "Hell." for In-
served it up somewhat as follows:
"1 shall meet him later on
In the place where he has gone.
Where it's always double  drill  and
no canteen:
He'll bc silting on tlic coals,
Giving drink   to  tllirtsy  souls.
And  I'll get    a    soothing    draught
from   Gunga   Din."
���.Saturday   Xight.
l from Omineca Herald)
There was considerable excitement
on tlie Xew llazelton boulevard last
Friday afternoon when a breathless
citizen came hurrying down the hill
to report that the biggest black bear
in the hills with two cubs was holding the trail to the Daly Wl-st. A
hurried   meeting   of   the     prominent
citizens was called and it was unanimously decided to "go get the bear."
In a few minutes a car containing
tlie chief of police, the lieutenant of
the fire brigade, the city engineer and
thc prospector who located lhe strike,
together with a collection of rifles
and hand grenades, started out for the
bear. Citizens who witnessed the departure of the heavily armed car, and
who were not in on the early information, suspected another bank robbery
and it took considerable explanation
to assure them that Xew llazelton
was not in line for another bunch of
free advertising.
All bear stories have an end. This
one en.led rather abruptly. When the
officials arrived at the scene of bruin's
first appearance there was no sign of
either the bear or the cubs.
Scotty says that anyway they would
have "dogged" it if the bear had left
even a scent behind.
Jack Taylor, roadmaster on iln:
('.. T. P., almost got a bear with his
speeder a few days ago. Jack was
hilling il up aboul 40 miles when he
spied bruin on tbe main line. He was
too close to stop and was rapidly
Considering whether to take it head-
on or jump when thc bear calmly took
the siding and waited to see Jack go
by with the throttle wide open.
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/��� ;..* J SIX
harles Hibbert Tupper Stands by Macdonald
Sill  ( IIAIM,Ms   IIIIIIIIOHT  Tl'l'l
The Liberals will open llicir cam-
Ipaign in the city next Tuesday night
in the Empress Theatre, when Mr. II.
C. Brewster, the Liberal leader, and
Mr. M. A. Macdonald, will be the
speakers. Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper, whom many have expressed a
desire to hear, could nut he present
because he will be out of the city, but
lie sent a Idler tu Mr. Macdonald expressing his regret and said lie would
be pleased on some other occasion tn
publicly express his admiration for
the -manner in which the Liberal
leader and Mr. Macdonald had discharged their duties during the last
session of the legislature. The final
arrangements will bc made at a meeting of thc executive of the city Liberal association at 8 o'clock Friday
night. The letter of Sir Charles Hib-
ibert Tupper to Mr. Macdonald expressed the belief of the writer that
J the people as a whole arc determined
to have clean government and that
none of the mud so persistently
thrown at Mr. Macdonald had "stuck."
Sir Charles' letter follows:
Vancouver, li. C��� June 28, 1916.
j M. A, Macdonald. Esq.,
Barrister, etc.,
care   Messrs.   Russell,   Macdonald
& llancox,
Credit-I'Vnicicr   Bldg.,
Vancouver, B. C.
My dear Macdonald,���I have to go
to Winnipeg en an important appointment, otherwise I would be glad
to attend the public meeting which 1
understand, is to be addressed by Mr.
lircwster and you.
Some other opportunity will occur
when I can personally express in pub-
lie my admiration for the manner in
which Mr. lircwster and vol discharged your duties during the l.i-i
ses-i.in; ami for the complete iiisli
fication so afforded of those Conservatives who. like myself, vote.I for
you ai the by-election.
None of ihe mud so persistently
thrown at you has stuck. You have
signally shown that the reputation oi
an honest man cannot bc affected by
the machinations of a desperate, discredited conglomeration of   political
opponents, even though the public
chest be open to them in their malicious work. .
It is beyond question that the government of tllis province is tottering
to its fall, and, in my opinion, unless
much of the legislation of last session
is repealed by the next governmeni,
its fate wil Ihc the same.
I firmly believe that lhe people as
a whole are determined to have clean,
honest government, and sane legislation, and care little what party flag
is  flown.
Yours faithfully,
than the puppets of a feu- multi-mil-,hind thc scenes have pulled the Strings
lionaires. In railway and many otherjgOing the length of actually selecting
matters. Canada has not really been special men in the cabinets to do
governed by the people for many, J special work. The harvest i5 now
many years.    The wealthy cliques be-  being   reaped.���Winnipeg   Telegram.
11 is now confessed that the brains
for the solution of Canada's railway
troubles -are not to bc found in parliament. Neither the brains that actually originated Canada's troubles
found in parliament.' The parliamentary agents who consummated the destructive work during thc Laurier
reign and the easy marks of the Borden reign were nothing more or less
.iir. m. A. ininiiMi.i). ii.i
Laurier's Victory in 1896 Recalls Many Remarkable Incidents
(From Vancouver SUN)
Twenty years ago, on June 23, Sir
Wilfrid Laurier, then plain Wilfrid,
went into power at the head of his
party with a vote of 117 Liberals and
89 Conservatives. The election took
place on June 23, 1896, and the governor-general, Lord Aberdeen, called
on Laurier to form a government on
July 3.
In 1887, upon the resignation of
Edward Blake, on the grounds of ill-
health, Wilfrid Laurier became Liberal leader. He was the first French
Canadian to lead a Federal party
since Confederation. From the first
he won great popularity even in the
English - speaking provinces, and
showed unusual capacity for leadership.
His  party  was  beaten  in   tl><>.  first
general   election   heid   after   he   became leader (1891) but even'with its |
policy of unrestricted reciprocity with j
the United States, and with Sir John
A. Macdonald as leader of the Conservative party, Laurier was beaten
by only a small majority. Five years
afterward, with a platform which demanded a certain amount of tariff
revision and which opposed separate
schools in Manitoba, Laurier carried
tlie country.
Laurier's personal supremacy was
shown by his long continuance in
power. During the years from 1896
and 1910 he came to hold a position
within the British Empire which was
in many ways unique, and in this
period Canadian prosperity advanced
by leaps and bounds. The chief feature of his long administration were
a fiscal preference of 33 1-3 per cent,
in favor of goods imported from the
British Isles, the appointment of the
Dominion Railway Commission with
powers to regulate freight charges,
express rates and telephone rates and
relations between competing companies;   a   practical   and   courageous
policy of settlement and, development in the West, which included the
building of'the Grand Trunk Pacific;
the division of the North West Territories into the provinces of Alberta
and Saskatchewan, and many other
grcat undertakings.
Of the defeated Conservative cabinet, Hugh John Macdonald, Mackenzie Bowell, now on his way tp the
coast, Sir C. H. Tupper, Sir Ci-brge
E. Foster, are still living. Sir Mackenzie and Sir George E. Foster are
the only two in active political life
at present.
In the election of 1896, British Columbia returned six members from
five constituencies, the city of Victoria sending two representatives. All
Vancouver Island except Victoria and
district was known as Vancouver riding. The others were New Westminster, Burrard, which took in the city
of Vancouver and district and that
part of the upper mainland coast ex-
<i  You have read the articles by
"Criticus" in these columns.
1&  You have followed ihe paper
for the past month or so.
C[  Well, our job printing department is on a par with the paper.
to the bench, in Queens, Shelburne,
and Dalton McCarty resigned in
Brandon to make  room  for  Clifford
tending to the 60th parallel of latitude, and a riding composed of districts of Yale, Cariboo and Kootei'ay.
In Victoria Col. Prior and Thomas
and William Marchant. In the constituency of Vancouver, W. W. B.
Mclnnes, now county court judge in
this city, defeated Andrew Healam,
the former member of the riding and
Mr. Haggart, Independent Conservative, in a triangular contest. Mr. Mclnnes was the youngest member of
the House of Commons and was
chosen by Premier Laurier to reply
to the speech from the throne. The
eloquent address delivered by Mr. Mclnnes on this occasion was received
with favorable comment from ocean
to ocean. In Burrard an animated
fight between three candidates took
place, Mr. George H. Cowan was the
straight Conservative candidate, and
Rev. G. R. Maxwell the Liberal standard-bearer. The man in the field
was none other than Hon. W. J. Bowser, who at that time made his famous
bolt from the ranks of the Conservatives and placed himself in the field as
an Independent, standing on a platform of opposition to the government's policy on. the Manitoba School
question. The campaign was fast and
furious. In the News-Advertiser of
June 23, 1896, the morning of election
day, the following forecast of the result was made; "It will be," said the
Xcws-Advprtiser, "Cowan, elected,
Maxwell, defeated, Bowser, nowhere,"
As far as Mr. Bowser was concerned,
I the News-Advertiser proved to be an
excellent prophet. As it turned out,
Cowan was defeated and Maxwell was
IA Spirited Contest
In the constituency known as Yale-
j Cariboo-Kootcnay, Mr. (now Senator) Bostock, at that time owner of
the Province newspaper, defeated Mr.
jj.  A.   Mara,  the  former as  member.
I In New Westminster, Mr. Aulay Mor-  Choquettc,
rison, Mr. (now Sir) Richard McBride Senate,  Hi
Sifton. An interesting event was the
return of William Lount as a Liberal
in North Toronto. One of Mr. Lount's
ancestors was hanged in Toronto for
taking part in the Fapineau-Macken-
zie rebellion. He was a blacksmith of
York county, and joined the rebels
on Yonge Street still wearing his
blacksmith's apron.
Remarkable Occurrence
A remarkable occurrence happened
the dying days of the Mackenzie administration when an apparently safe
seat, Drummond and Arthabaska, was
opened for Mr. Laurier, in the fall
of 1877, on his acceptance of the portfolio of minister of inland revenue.
The unexpected happened and the seat
was lost to the Liberal party. A few
months later the party went down to
defeat. Again in the last year of thc
Laurier administration a vacancy
once more occurred in Drummond ami
Arthabaska owing to the resignation
of Mr. Lavergne and the scat was
again lost to the Liberals. A few
months afterward and again in the
ill-fated month of September (1911)
the party was again defeated.. Like
many other great men, Sir Wilfrid
Laurier is not without some leanings
toward superstition, and this coincidence did not pass unnoticed by him.
It is asserted that his lucky horschoc
pin, which so many people remember,
and which he still wears in many portraits, which still occupy places on
walls in every part of Canada, was
not worn by him in later life, but since
1911 is again to be seen in his scarf.
Sir Wilfrid's Western  Visit
At such a time as this, when old-
timers are reminiscent about the election of 1896, one wonders how many
people remember thc visit of Sir Wilfrid to the West in 1895. He came
accompanied hy Duncan A, Fraser,
the Guysboro giant, afterward governor of Nova Scotia, Hon. P. A.
now a member of the
l. Charles  Hyman, after*
both young lawyers at the time, (ward minister of public works and
fought a spirited fight, in which Mr,'now in private life, Hon. William Gib-
Morrison, now a judge of the su-| son, who died a few years ago. When
pi-cme court of British Columbia, was!Sir Wilfrid made his second trip to
victor. With the exception of Mes- the coast in 1910 Mr. Gibson again
srs. Earle, Maxwell, Gentleman and accompanied him. The leader of the
Ifaslam, all the candidates who took .Liberal party received a great recep-
part in that historic campaign are [tion from thc stalwart Liberals of
still alive. Vancouver on the arrival of the   par-
Thc  battle  slogan  of  the   Liberal ty here.    Among those who warmly
party in the campaign of 1896, was
"Laurier, Mowat, and Victory." The
Toronio Globe, then edited by Mr.
(now Sir) John Willison, fought the
hardest and most successful political
battle of its existence. Sir John Willison, who became Sir Wilfrid's biographer, is now editor of the Tory
Toronto News. One of the hottest
fights in the whole campaign was in
the city of Winnipeg, where Hugh
John Macdonald shattered the hopes
of Joseph Martin by about 100 votes.
Messrs., Blaif, (Fielding and Sifton
were not elected on June 23, Mr. Blair
jtook the seat vacated by Senator
King, father of our own Dr. King of
Oranbrook, Mr. Fielding took the
seat of Mr. Forbes, who was elevated
welcomed the sunny-faced chieftain
were Messrs. J. H. Senkler, J. C. Mc-
Lagan, proprietors of the World; Ex-
Alderman James McQueen; William
McCraney, father of H. P. McCraney;
George Bartley, of the World staff;
J. M. O'Brien, editor of the World;
R. E. Palmer, at present a resident
of London, England; D. C. McGregor, at present serving with the Canadian army in France; George Mc-
Cuaig, still an active Liberal in Vancouver; David Menzies, Hugh Gil-
mour, Joseph Webster, James McGeer, George E. Macdonald and there
were many others whose names have
slipped through the door of the memory. Sir Wilfrid and his'party were
as much pleased with their reception
wherever they went as they were astonished by the extent and resources
of the West on that trip. The impressions made on the minds of Sir
Wilfrid and his fellow-travellers never left any of them and they returned to the east with larger horizons
and clearer visions of the future.
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The dawn of a new era of prosperit*
for France after the war is assured b)
ih. crushing ol the drink evil, againsl
which the women of France are now
working strenuously. \" doubl al all
is felt here aboul the success of iheir
campaign.    11 is no idle saying that
the power of women in  France is increasing   daily.     While   ihey   arc   nol
they will -,-, e France, and thai our
heroes will make her greater, more
; cautiful, stn inger.
"But the German is not the only
enemy. Here al home reigns a pow-
ein scourge that degrades and kill*
"Frenchwomen, TO ARMS! Banish
drink   from   our   sacred   soil'     Set   a
devoting themselves ior the moment good example by banning it from your
to the suffrage question with the same;homes; Eight against prejudice, exert
ardor as the women of the United
States and England, they are concentrating all   their  energies  Oil   the   na-
pressure on the public authorities.
"We   'uive  an   absolute  duty!     Let
un   become   sisters   in   anguish   and
Hotpoint Week
JULY 3rd to 8th
If you remember "Hotpoint Week" last year you
will not lose the opportunity of calling at our showrooms during the same week this year.
Something Electrical for All
Remember the Week Begins
Carrall & Hastings
1138 Granville near Davie
lional drink scourge, which they re- suffering, let us unite in preparation
gard as a far more vital question at ior this other victory���THE DELIV-
the present time than that of votes.    .ERANCE    OF    FRANCE    FROM
Their first step has been to send an ALCOHOL."
appeal  not  only     to    every    woman |    The strongest case against alcohol
throughout France, but to all minis- that ha�� ever come from a French-
ters, senators and deputies. That heed  woman was made out by Mme. Maria
will be paid to their attack on alcohol
is all the more certain, inasmuch as
to a very great extent France at this
moment derives her economic
Strength   from   the   work   of   women
Verone.   the   leading   woman   lawyer
who,  addressing  a  fashionable   gathering at the I'aris Sorbonne. said:
Want  Healthy Children
"Mothers   and     wives     throughout
and, therefore, their activity in public | France are mourning the loss of men
questions cannot be ignored by poll- folk who have died from slight
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that  if  Frenchwomen  tomorrow  de-1 alcohol drinking. Wounds that scarceJ
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Two Toronto ladies were travelling
down town the other morning on a
College street car. One of them carried a volume of Edgar Lee Masters'
poems, and the other was trying to
keep three small children from wiping
their feet ou the clothes of the people
sitting nearby. The first lady started
the conversation by saying to her
friend: "I see they -have started a
Walt Whitman Club."
"Have they?" said the young mother.
"Don't you just adore Whitman?"
said Lady Number One.
The other said she liked him pretty
well, and Lady Number One proceeded to talk of his rugged philosophy,
his strong individual note, the "real
Americanism" if the man and other
points that were in his favor.
At last the young mother said, "I
liked him alright until he came out
Her friend almost dropped the volume of Masters' poetry. "Why, Whitman was dead long before such a
thing existed as a pro-German!"
But even though the little woman
was merely a mother slit would not bc
sat upon by an intellectual. Walt
Whitman had lived long enough to be
a pro-German. She knew it, because
her husband used to read his bright
little squibs out of the evening papers.
They looked like prose and read like
verse, and she had liked them until
one was published making fun of King
George after his serious accident.
"Why, that was not Walt Whitman," said her friend. "That was Walt
"Oil, yes, you are right," returned
the mother cpiitc meekly, "but who is
this other fellow?"
Then they stopped discussing poets,
| and spoke of the amount of rain we
'have been having this spring.
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Nearly every unmarried woman you
meet is in quest ot a conquest.
* * #
Nothing is more unsatisfactory than
love that has to bc purchased.
* * *
The child is wiser in his innocence
than a philosopher in his wisdom.
* * *
Success comes  to some  people by
the  inch���and disappointment by the
* * *
When an employee is discharged he
experiences   relief   from   that     hired
* * *
After a girl gets married she eats
fewer pickles and more onions.
A group  of imtleiitH,  ineluiliiiK   l'i"  tvouiHlcl   Cnnntlltin  Holdler*, nt   the
Mnrlplt  Court   tloHpltal, KilcnhrlriKe,   Kent,   I'IiikIhii.I
clared that they would no longer do
munitions work or other tasks connected with the army unless the government took action against the drink
evil, ieith'er thie government w.ittld
give way or the army could not go on
Conscious of their Power
It is because they are conscious of
their tremendous eccnomic power at
this moment that the Union of French
Women has just addressed the following fiat to parliament:
"We await victory with a firm heart,
despite our anguish and our most
painful  sacrifices.
"Thanks to our husbands, sons and
brothers, France will be delivered
from the invading barbarian; ii you
will act, she will also be delivered
from the internal scourge, ALCOHOL.
"No more half measures; in. niot'c
compromises. Drink continues ils
ravages; you must save the COUNTRY from them.
"We expect you to deliver the country from drink by the abolition of the
distilling privilege and the suppression of the use of alcohol as a beverage, while developing its commercial
employment. Private interests must
give way before the interests of the
whole country.
"Millions of lives are at slake!
France has a right to expect physical
and moral strength from all her children.
"You are responsible for her future. Thc time is most opportune for
action. Tomorrow our armies will
return covered with glory. Tomorrow families will be reunited and children will again be given to France,
who has passed through such a cruel
trial. Let not these children be victims of alcohol I Protect them! Save
the French race! Deliver France
from drink!"
Thc  national  appeal,  delievered   in
every French home, is as follows:
Appeal to Women
"Frenchwomen:���The country asks
the crudest sacrifices of us.
"To defend her we have given our
nearest and dearest.
"Our husbands, sons and brothers
are fighting and dying for her.
"We accept these trials without
weakening,   because   we   are   certain
ly affect normally healthy men arc
deadly in the case of drinkers. This
is the invariable experience of army
"The government is asking us women to give children to the country.
Yes! Frenchwomen vvill do their duty,
but only on condition that their children shall not die at birth or coine into the world an easy prey to all the
terrible ills that await them in life.
We will no longer tolerate ir..iu our
parliamentarians lhe want of courage
and initiative they have always hitherto shown in handling this drink
problem, Bereaved mothers and widows from behind their mourning
veils cry out to you to prohibit alcohol as a beverage. If you don't yield
to Ihem, they will turn you out at tlic
next elections."
Few women who dive into the sea
of matrimony manage to bring up
* * *
Some people can't stand prosperity,
but the majority don't get a chance
to try.
* + ^
A woman who pats a strange baby
much or forgives an injury isn't apt
to make a good friend.
* * *
Sc many people wait in vain for
their ships to come in because they
were  never  launched.
* * *
No man ever realizes how attractive his home is until he gets a real
estate dealer to sell it and reads his
* * *
Many a girl has given up an easy
job at a good salary for the sake of
working all the rest of her life for
her board and clothes.
* * *
Next to a kindly act is the appreciation thereof.
* * *
Better a dinner without meat than
a domestic broil.
* * *
A fish in the hand is worth two
in the angler's story.
* * *
Fools create opportunities that wise
men take advantage of.
B.C. Prohibition Act
Rad this "Wide Open Clause of the Act:
Sec. 3, Par. 2:   "Nothing in this Act shall be con-
jrued to "interfere"
"(a) With the right of any person to
import from without the province
liquor for bona fide use in his private dwelling house."
Does it not provide for the unlimited and unrestricted
delivery of liquor from any point outside of British
Columbia to any private dwelling within the Province?
Is there any provision for Government Regulation ?
Is there any restriction as to quantity ?
Is there any limit as to frequency of orders ?
Is not the Clause a practical invitation to
send money out of the Province for the
delivery of liquor to be consumed in
private homes?
Can such an Act be said to "Prohibit" in any sense of
the word?
As fair-minded men, the electors of British Columbia are
asked to carefully consider the terms of the Prohibition
Under the Spreading Chestnut Tree
A certain retired tradesman admits
that he is a "very poor judge of a
good horse," while the local blacksmith lays claim to be a "very good
judge of a bad one."
One day recently the former took
an animal, which looked like a horse,
down to the smithy to be shod.
"Ow many shoes shall I put on?"
asked the wielder of the hammer, surveying the sorry-looking steed.
"Four, of course," said the animal's
owner; adding slowly, "if you think
he's worth it.''
The smith put two shoes in place
and then stopped.
"Mind you." he said warningly to
the proud .owner of the equine curiosity, "I ain't a-goin' to say as your
'oss ain't worth another couple o'
shoes; but I'm sartin sure as 'ee' got
as many as 'c can carry away I"
* * *
With the unruffled gaze of youth
lhe small hoy laced his teacher. He
had told a lie, and she was trying t.l
make him express regret.
But il was not to bc done. And
who shall blame the boy, for his father was a grocer
"You know, Archibald." said the
teacher, in sad tone.-, "a lie may be
acted as well as spoken. Now, if
your father was to put sand in his
sugar and then sell it, he would he
acting a lie and doing wrong."
She nearly sw led when Archibald
replied, in clear tones:
"Yes, that's just whal mother told
bini, and he said lie didn't .'are a
* * *
Early one bright spring morning
a ragged tramp called at a cuntry
vicarage, where the lady of the house
had the name of being very charitable.
"Kind lady." he began whiningly,
as he doffed his cap politely, "I ain't
ad a bite to eat since my supper yesterday, an' ter-morrer will be the
third  day."
"Poor fellow'" said the kind-hearted woman. "You must be hungry!
But you look strong. Why don't you
look for work, or, better still, join the
"Ah, mum. ye sec. I'm a little bit
silly " began the man in explanation.
"Yes; but silly people can often get
work,"  interrupted  the  lady.
"But I'm not that silly," finished
the tramp quickly.
* * *
For three hours the American consul in a town "somewhere in Mexico"
had been sitting in the hotel dining-
room. At length the proprietor came
lo him. "Pardon, sir," he said, with
a low bow, "were you waiting for
anything?" "Yes," replied the consul. "Yesterday I told Ferdinand,
your head waiter, that T would dine
here at 6 o'clock. It's now* 9 o'clock,
and he hasn't appeared yet."
"Ferdinand joined the army early
today,"  the proprietor  informed him.
"If   the   senor "    "Gone,   has   he?
The scoundrel!. Why didn't he let
me know he was going?" "More respect, pleajse, senior," protested the
Mexican with .Ijgnity. "Ferdfnand
has won steady promotion, and is now
a general."
���+ * *
Ezra Haskins, constable of a Xew
England village, had an exalted opinion of his ability as a detective. He
also read everything he could find
on the career of Sherlock Holmes,
until he imagined that he .had thereby acquired, wonderful deductive abilities. "Xow, gentlemen," said he, on
.me occasion to his assistants iu a
particular case, "wc have traced these
clue���the footprints of the horse and
the footprints of the man. right up
here to this slump, prom the stump
on there's only the footprints of the
horse. Xow. gentlemen, the question
arises' What, has become of the
* * *
Old Jenkins was keen on economy.
On the day before his son's wedding
he sei out to give the young man a
lesson in this useful habit.
"Economy, my lad," said the old
gentleman solemnly, "is the source of
all wealth, while extravagance is the
ruination of nations."
The y.ning man agreed with the paternal  wisdom,
"Now,1 went on the father, pointing the moral, "a woman can take a
piece of siraw and a yard of ribbin
and turn it into a hat worth five
guineas.    On the woman's   part    that
"Genius," finished the son promptly.
"It is." sighed the old gentleman,
"And a wealthy man can spend ten
thousand pounds a year, and yet live
no more comfortably than docs another man on two hundred pounds.
On thc part of the wealthy man that
"Extravagance," chimed in young
"Xow we come to the crucial point.
A married man can live on one-half
the money required by a single man.
On the part of the married man that
"Compulsory!" said the son, and
they both sighed.
The guest who is not hungry always
gets the best of an argument at a
* * *
A   man's  friends  are  apt  to  avoid
him for a few weeks after his return
from his first trip abroad.
* * *
Speculation sounds more refined
than gambling, but a fellow loses
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Bicycle Notes & Wanderings
By   Rover
Learning to ride a bicycle will be I brake. After learning to do tbis ncal-
nmcli easier if you have the assistance I ly, practice dismounting by the right
of a friend, who should hold tllc sad- |l'edal, which, although at firsl a'wk-
dle  springs  with   his  right  hand  and jward, may  be  very useful  in  a  light
the handle bar lightly with his left,
thereby assisting in steering until you
begin lo feel your balance by steering yourself, which as so. n as possi-
ur friend should let you do alone
Massey-Harris Bicycles
For Rapid Delivery or Messenger Service, th
general favorite
e "MASSEY" is a
Built to stand the hardest usage, very easy running.
by gradually relaxing his hold upon
the saddle-springs.
A quiet road wiih a very slight decline ou which the bicycle requires
in. propelling is the best for learners.
Place the saddle well back and low,
so that you may gain confidence hy
having no fear of a fall, the pedals
being at such a distance that you can,
when seated, easily place either foot
under ihem when at the lowest, and
the handles fairly high, so that you
comfortably sit erect wilh the hall of
each foot on lhe pedals and the toe
quite straight or slightly turned in,
not out, or you will knock your ankles against lhe cranks. The toes of
your shoes (which are much better for
cycling than hoots should project a-
bout one and a 1 all" inches beyond the
By following these .sini|,lc directions
you will avoid acquiring bad Habits,
afterwards   difficult   to   break.    NoW-l
* * *
The Man with Rubber Pedals
"It has  all  the latest fixings���barrel
hubs and narrow tread;
It   weighs   twenty   pounds   or   under,
is as rigid as the dead;
It's the very newest pattern, and the
very latest grade,
I And it costs you all the cash that in
the last three months you made,
You lead it from the agents, and your
bosom swells with pride
As you'lift it from the kerbstone and
you start its maiden ride���
Like the lightning past the tramcars,
cabs, and everything you've sped,
When you see a man with rubber pedals plugging on ahead,
lie is  forty years-of age, and on an
antiquated crock,
Sitting  upright  as  a   soldier  and  as
bandy as a jock;      - ,
jllc   is   wobbly,   he  is  shifty,   and  he
scarce knows how to ride;
His  gear   is   less  than  fifty,  and  his
handle-bars are wide.
F.01TI   crank   to  crank  his     tread    is
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time better than cycling''
Get out into tile open���Enjoy
the fresh air with good, healthy
I can fit you with a .good
cycle  for $Jil.(IO.
Call and see me.
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first the safety came;
Xo daily newspaper in Canada occupies a happier position, as regards
its enjoyment of the confidence and
��� admiration of the business and professional classes and the esteem of its
political opponents, than does the
Montreal "Gazette." The only parallel for its universal recognition as
"the" newspaper of Eastern Canada is
the belief in the infallibility of the
Toronto "Globe," which was once held
religiously by the Liberals of rural
Ontario, particularly those of Scotch
extraction.   The latter sentiment was
( one largely of partizan parentage, but
in the case of the "Gazette," politics
plays no part in adding to or detracting from its prestige. A Toronto
Conservative would be struck helpless
with amazement if told that Mr. N,
W. Rowell had been invited to dine
with the proprietors and staff of the
,<"Mail and Empire," while paralysis
would probably be the portion of any
Zorra township Liberal il" he were offered convincing proof that the late
Sir  James   Whitney  had  sat  at  tlie
��� right of the late senator [allray at a
"Globe" banquet. Yet at this year's
"Gazette" staff dinner, the two guests
���k�� of honor were Sir Lomer Gouin, Liberal Premier of Quebec, raid Major-
General Sir Sam Hughes. Sn' Lomer,
in a graceful little speech, said that, aa
a boy, it was from the "Gazette" he
learned to read  a  newspaper under-
was largely fron
"The 'Gazette,'"
but  always  in  a
i   the   same   source.
he   said,   "has   fre-
our work at Quebec,
manner  that was  a
tion not to take your feet oif (he
pedals every time that you feel that
you arc going over, but to keep jhem
on and trust to your friend to prevent you from tumbling, while you
altcnd to the steering, the turning of
the front wheel to thc left or light
being all tllat is required to adjust
your balance. As in learning to swim,
confidence is the greatest aid. Directly you have a tendency to fall towa-ds
the left, steer to the left, not to the
opposite way, as most beginners .lo,
which would deposit you like a lurip
model of dignity and moderation and
a school of respect to the whole country, and we have always felt that its
criticism was dictated by a real desire I of leadin.your. friend's arms, presuni-
tor thc public good, and not for the ing him to be on your left side. Ke.p
purpose   of  injuring  its  political  ad-  erect,, watching the road in front, not
! the  machine,  and  steering whichevtr
Sir Sam Hughes also complimented i way you are inclined to fall.   So sooi
the "Gazttte" by making the dinner as you feel exactly how much steer-
the  occasion  for  making one  of  the. ing is required to keep your balance,
most   important   military
ments of the year.
table were Hon. J. P. B. Casgrain, a
Liberal senator; Hon. J. L. Decarie,
the Liberal Provincial Secretary of
Quebec, and Hon. G. R. Smith. Liberal member of the Legislative Council of Quebec. Another guest was
Lt.-Col. J. Wesley Allison, then, if
not now, "a youth to fortune and to
fame unknown." The Ottawa, correspondents of the "Globe" and other
prominent Liberal newspapers were
also "among those present."
Another instance of the unusual
position occupied by the "Gazette" is
afforded by an experience which befell Mr. Aaron Vineherg, formerly a
reporter on the "Telegram" and the
"News" in Toronto, later with thc
Montreal "Star," and now with the
"Gazette." While covering thc courts
for the "Star," he heard  one morn-
standingly,   and   if   he   had   acquired ing that Chief Justice Archibald had
some  wisdom   in   political  affairs,   it tw0  'lays  previously  delivered  judg
announce-1 y��u will have overcome the first and
! most difficult task in learning to ride.
Among the other guests at the head 'A lesson for ha,f an hour at a time
is enough���you must look ahead at
the road when trying to get your balance, in just the same way as a tight
rope walker looks some distance a-
head of tllat part of the rope where
he is standing. "If at first you don't
succeed, try, try, try again. Time will
bring you your reward, try, try, try
Do not be discouraged if you cannot keep your balance after two or
three lessons. Some have said: "Oh,
I can never learn," and a few moments
afterwards have found they could ride
alone. The power of balancing on a
bicycle comes suddenly.
Then you must learn to mount a-
lone. Standing behind your bicycle
on a very slight incline is best; place
the left foot on the step and giving
the machine a push off with the right,
either at once or after two or three
bops, spring up and balance yourself
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ment in a'case "of greaV local inter- |��n ^j** **"?** ^J??!* ��rj!i*
est, which, however, had not been
published by any of the Montreal papers. He at once sought the learned
jurist in his chambers and asked for
the judgment,
"I'm very sorry," said the Chief
Justice, "but 1 gave the original judgment with the dossier of the case, to
Mr. McGtie of the 'Gazette,' and he
has not yet returned it."
"Perhaps your Lordship would summarize your findings for me." said Mr.
"No, I wouldn't care to do that.
It's rather lengthy, and I might overlook some point. You had better wait
and clip it from the 'Gazette.' "
"The 'Star' likes to have the news
when it is news," went on the "Star"
representative. "Mr. McGue has had
the judgment for two days. Have you
any idea when he means to publish
"No, I have not," answered the
Chief Justice, by tliis time manifestly
impatient at the reporter's persistency. "Perhaps tomorrow, or thc next
week ��� whenever thc 'Gazette' can
spare the space. That's the only way
you can get it.    Good morning.'
Painless   dentistry  is
drawing it mild.
art    of
A kiss by moonlight is one of love's
strongest arguments.
* * *
A  baby  cuts  his   teeth   before   he
is on speaking terms with them.
as required, to keep yourself from
falling. When you can do this easily,
glide into the saddle with the right
pedal just past the top of lhe stroke,
that your right foot may reach it,
ami your left quite naturally catches
the other pedal as it rises. When
proficient you should bc able to get
into thc saddle simply wilh a push
off, or one hop at most It is not a
pretty sight to sec a man hopping for
half a dozen yards alon; the street
before leaping into the saddle.
When there is a kerbstone or
other raised surface the simplest way
of mounting is to stand on it with thc
offside pedal just past the top. step
into and over the saddle and push off.
Experts mount on a road whether
level or not by placing their foot on
the near pedal and almost simultaneously push the bicycle forward and
spring into the saddle, catching the
pedal on the other side with the right
foot. A 26-in. wdieel machine can also bc easily mounted by leaning it
towards the rider, who throws his
leg over the saddle and pushes off.    .
Turning is simply a matter of a very
little practice after you can ride
straight. Begin in a square or wide
road by describing large circles and
gradually reduce their size.
The most graceful and the easiest
way to dismount is, when the left pedal is at its lowest, to rise and lean
forward a little, with a portion of
your weight on the handles, and swing
the right leg hack over the driving
wheel to the ground, close to the left
pedal, at the same time applying the
And as you gain upon him you are
thinking,  "1  must show   ,
How a good man on a jigger that is
up to date can go,"
You fold your arms and pass him in
an attitude of grace,
When   the   beatific  smile     upon    his
��     whiskered face   ,
Makes     your     conscience     somehow
smite you as across his track you
Lest you show him p'r'aps too harshly what an utter mug he is;
And when you think that he's about a
hundred yards behind,
The   man  with   rubber   pedals   goes
completely from your mind,
Till a darkness at your elbow and a
rattling on your ear
Shows   the   man   with   rubber   pedals
still is battling in the rear.
Then you think with some resentment,
"This is not as it should be;
This  man  with  rubber  pedals  taking
all his pace from me;
Such  presumption  is opposed  to all
the canons of the game,
And if I  show him up he's only got
himself to  blame."
So  you  drop  your  arms  and  lightly
touch the neatly nickelled head,
With some ankling calculated just to
kill that fellow deal,
But after half a mile you are astounded still to feel
That man with rubber pedals hanging
calmly on your wheel.
You argue out the question, and you're bustled to confess
That the  man  is what is  technically
known as N. T. S.,
Still for such as he to push you is a
thing you can't allow���
He  has  asked   for  pace,  and,   Holy
Moses, won't he get it now?
You  drop  your  head  twelve   inches,
grip  your  handles  tight  and  lift,
And as your calves and biceps swell,
by Jingo, don't you shift!
Then >ou reckon that you've left him
and it's nearly time to slack.
When  you hear  the cursed  rattle of
his mudguards at your back,
lie  can  hold  his  own at  sprinting���
that is proved beyond a doubt.
So  the  only  way  to beat  him  is  to
simply wear him out,
You set a nice two-forty bat, and to
yourself you hiss:
"That  man   with  rubber  pedals  can't
stand many miles of this,"
Then  the  townships  travel  past you
and the  milestones rise ahead
Till  your  thighs  arc  working  stiffly
and you're feeling pretty dead,
Still you force your peddling even and
your handle-tips you clinch,
But that man with rubber pedals hasn't shifted���not an inch.
At last, in view of "business" and the
"fast approaching night,"
You decide 'tis best for you to take
the turning to the right;
And as you  swing around  he  passes
upright as the just,
With  that  beatific  smile  of  his  still
glowing through the dust.
Are you riding to Sans Souci?   He'll
be there to " do you bad,"
He is on St. Kilda Road; and on each
Western camel pad,
Be you cycling in the country, be you
cycling in the town,
That man with rubber pedals will he
there to take you down.
Thc   Dominion   Superintendent    of
Insurance has issued an abstract, report of fire insurance business in Canada for 1915.    The report gives an interesting insight into what  Canada  is
'paying as the price of her indifference
and carelessness with fire;
I    In 1915 Canada had an approximate
fire  loss  of $15,500.0.10.    Fire  insurance companies paid out for fire losses $14,0.10, 298  or approximately $1,-
;500,()C0 less than  the  fire  loss.    The
owners of destroyed  property  consequently had to bear the latter loss.
Fire insurance companies collected
from the people in premiums $26,530,-
293, which, added to the margin of
$l,5(X).0CO gives an approximate total
of $28,000,000. This latter figure represents only the actual cash outlay
as represented by insurance protection, and value of property consumed
in excess of insurance. To this must
be added the loss in disruption of business, damage through hasty removal
of property, the expense of upkeep of
fire departments, extra water-supply,
private  fire  protection,  etc.
That much the greater portion of
this loss may be avoided is shown hy
a report of the fire chief of Vancouver, B.C., for March, covering the
causes of fires in the case of the 35
alarms responded to by thc fire department in that city, as follows:
Children playing with matches, 2;
lamp thrown on stove, 1; chimney
fires, 9; overheated stoves and furnaces, 3; unknown origin, 5; electric
heater left turned on, 1; smoke scare,
1; backfire in carburettor, 1; grease on
stove, 1; defective chimney, 1; hot
ashes, 2; spontaneous combustion, 1;
gasolene explosion, 1; electrical origin, 2; overheated coal oil stove, 2;
defective fireplace, 1: overheated
chimney, I; smoking in bed, 1.
Canada cannot afford to continue
this sacrifice of money, materials and
labor, especially when every effort
should he made to husband her resources.
Mr. and Mrs. P. J. Bezeau, Dr. F.
J. Bezeau and Mr. II. I''. Bezeau have
left on a motor trip to Seattle.
A wedding was solemnized at Christ
Church when Miss Zika Steed, Car-
dero Street, was united in marriage to
Mr. Leonard B. Ehnitt, of Lincolnshire, England. The bride was given
away by her father and Mr. R. M.
Guilding attended as- best man. Later
in the day the couple left on the boat
for  the  North.
PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that
under the First Part of chapter 79 of the
Revised Statutes of Canada, 1906, known as
"The Companies Act," letters patent have
been issued under the Sea! of the Secretary of
State of Canada, bearing date the 5th day of
May, 1916, incorporating Marie Louise
Malloy, widow, Mary Loretto Agnes Gibson,
accountant, John Harold Senkler and George
Cornelius Van Home, barristcrs-at-law, and
Montague Gregory Caple, student-at-law, all
of the City of Vancouver, in the Province of
British Columbia, for the following purposes,
(a) To engage in and carry on the business
of sawmill proprietors, timber merchants, lumbermen, loggers, lumber and shingle manufacturers and to buy, sell, prepare for market,
handle, manipulate, manufacture, import, export and deal in saw-logs, trees, timber, lumber, shingles, bolts, piles and wood of all
kinds and all other articles in which timber
or wood is used or forms a part;
(b) To purchase or otherwise acquire and
to own, hold and possess timber leasts, timber
licenses and timber privileges and franchises
of all kinds;
(c) To purchase, acquire and operate tugs,
steamer-, docks, harges, scows, ships and
vessels of cvery description or any interest
or  shares  therein ;
(d) To manufacture, import, export, buy.
sell, exchange ���'"id deal in either by wholesale
or retail or both all kinds of goods, wares
and merchandise;
<v) To corHtrUCt, c<]iiip, operate, carry out,
mniiit'iin. m-mage. or control any roads, ways,
water power*, reservoirs, dams, aqueducts,
canals, iluicci, flunu-s. logging railways (oper
ated bv Steam, electricity or otlur mechanical
power) and lumber camps, telegraph and tele
phone lines ,,n Intuls owned or controlled by
the company and electric supply lines, bridges,
wharves, dock-, booms, timber slides, chutes,
boomlng-grounds, stores, warehouses, hydrau
lie w<>rk% electric works, houses, shops, and
building! ami other works and conveniences
which may seem calculated, directly or indirectly, tn odvai ci  tlie company's interests;
(f) To purchase or acquire, jssu<\ re-issue,
sell, place and deal in shares, stock, bonds,
debentures :nid securities of all kinds and t<-
give any guaranty nr security for the payment
of dividends or interests or otherwise in relation  thereto;
(g) To carry on any other business
{whether manufacturing or otherwise) which
may seem tu the company capable of being
conveniently carried on in connection wit'1
ils business or calculated directly or im %
ectly to enhance the value of or rentier proht
able any of the company's property or rights
(It)  To   acquire   or   undertake   the   whole  *.
any pari  of the business, property ami  liabih- 1
ties   of  any   person   or   company   carrying   n��-
any business  which the company is authorjfei
to carry on, or possessed of properly suitat
for the purposes of the company;
(i) To apply for, ��� purchase or otherwise
acquire, any patent*, brevets d'invetition, licenses, concessions and the like, ennferrhu*
any exclusive or nonexclusive, or limited
right to use, or any secret or other inform.i
tion as to any invention which may seem
callable of being used for any of the purpose-
of the company, or the acquisition of which
may seem calculated directly or indirect! >
to benefit the company, and to use, exercise
develop ur ��rant licenses in respect of, ot
Otherwise turn to account the property, right
or   information   so   acquired;
(j) To enter into partnership or Into an>
arrangement for sharing of profits, union oi
interest-*, cunpi ration, joint adventure, re
ciprocal concession or otherwise, with any
person nr company carrying on cr etignged in
or about to carry on or engage in any b':si
ness or transaction which tlie company is
authorized to carry on or engage in, or any
business or transaction capable of being con
eluded co ns directly or indirectly to benefit
thc company; and to lend money to, guar
auiee the contracts of, or otherwise assist
any alien person or company, and to take oi
Otherwise acquire Bhares and securities of an>
such coni'iauy, anil to sell, hold, re-issue
with or without guarantee, or otherwise deal
witli   the  same;
(k) To t;il.<\ or otherwise acquire and hold
.shares in any other company having object'
altogether or in part similar to those of the
company or carrying on any business capahh
of being conducted so as directly or indirectly
to benefit the company;
(I) To enter into any arrangements with
any governments or authorities, supreme,
munlctnal local or otherwise, that may seem
conducive to the company's objects, or any
of them, and to obtain from any such author
ity any rights, privileges and concessions
which the company may think, it desirable t<
obtain, and to carry out, exercise and com
niy with any such arrangements, rights, privi
leges  and  concessions;
(m) To promote any company or com
panics for the purpose of acquiring all 0t
any of thc property and liabilities of th-'
company, or for any other purpose, which,
may seem djrectty or indirectly calculated t<
benefit thc company;
(n) To draw, make, accept, endorse, execut-
and issue promissory notes, bills of exchang>\
bills of lading, warrants and other negotiable
or transferable instruments;
fo) To sell, lease or dispose of the under
taking or property of the company or any
part thereof for such consideration as the
company may think fit, and in particular foi
shares, debentures or securities of any othe;
company having objects altogether or in par'
similar to those of thc company;
(pj To procure the company to be regis
tcred and recognizee! in any British territorj
and in any foreign country and to designate
persons therein according to the laws of such
foreign country to represent this comnany am'
to accept service for and on behalf of tht
company  of any process or  suit;
(q") To remunerate any person or compan>
for services rendered or to be rendered ir
placing or assisting to place or guaranteeing
the placing of any of the shares in the com
pany's capital or any debentures, debentun
stock or other securities of the company or
in or about the formation or promotion of
the company or the conduct of its business;
(r) To invest and deal with thc money
of tlie company not immediately required in
such manner as may from time to time be
(s) To enter into leases of land or any
interest therein or contracts relating thereto
which may seem calculated directly or in
directly to benefit tbe company;
(t) To distribute the property of the com
pany among its members in specie;
(u) To carry on the aforesaid business or
any part thereof as contractors, brokers,
agents or otherwise, or by or through trus
tees, agents or otherwise.
Thc operations of the company to be carrie-'
on throughout the Dominion of Canada an-i
elsewhere by the name of "Nor-West Farmer^
Co-operative Lumber Company, Limited,"
with a canital stock of one hundred thousand
dollars, divided into 100,000 shares of on<
dollar each, and the chief place of business oi
thc said company to bc at the City of Van
couver.  in  the  Province of  British  Columbia
Dated at the office of the Secretary of
Stale of Canada, this 8th day of May, 1916.
Under-Secretary of State.
'���Never   Toui'lied    hy    Human
II nn ilt'f
Does YOUR   g\
Milkman f
Test His Milk ���
SOU-VAN MILK is subject to
most rigid testfi. EVERT CAN
IS TESTED for butter fat and
sweetness, immediately it
reaches     our     dairy     from     the
ranches.     Any   milk   that   failed
to  come  up  to our requirements
would   be   rejected   and   the   fai>r
mer   immediately   -Informed    ^V\\ ��
wire.     With   our   excellent   supply, it seldom happens that milk -g
does    not    reach    our   standard.
THK TESTING so as to avoid ' ,
possibility of Impure milk reach-   V
ing: oi.r  customers.
Order a trial bottle of our splendid product���the safest, cleanest and richest milk obtainable
In Vancouver���a wholesome, nutritious milk scientifically handled all tlie way from the cow
to  VOUR  table.
Delivered daily In the entire district betweert False Creek and
Fraser River and from Bridge
Street to Collingwood.
Phone FAIR. 202-1���Our driver
will call on YOU.
South Vancouver
Milk Co.
Scientific Dairymen


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