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 British Columbia's
Leading Weekly
Industrial, Financial
Political, Social
Vol. V., No. 45���Established 1911.
Price Five Cents
Combine patriotism and pleasure ���Help the Patriotic Fund, the Red Cross Material Fund, the
Returned Soldiers, and the British Sailors Relief Fund���Pay, Pay, Pay, and Play, Play, Play
He Like A Soldier Fell
.���CilG hearted Chief of Police M. B. MacLennan, who was
^J murdered by a drug' crazed negro on Tuesday evening, sacrificed himself in his zeal to purge Vancouver of
hop heads and dope fiends. Ile knew, when he started
the campaign a few weeks ago, that it was a dangerous
undertaking, but danger was ever tlie spice of life to this
true policeman. Fear to him was an unknown quantity,
He died as we have seen him live, in the forefront of hat-
lie for a cleaner, better Vancouver.
fl Genial, unassuming, popular, efficient, Chief MacLennan is today mourned by thousands who knew him intimately. Among honest men he had no enemies: among
lawbreakers he had no friends. Scrupulously honest, the
late chief was above suspicion. Woe to the wretch who
lared to whisper of easy money in his presence; MacLen-
naji was not of that ilk. lie was a worthy successor in the
late Chief Charles Mulhern. .May the next chief be a man
���if equally high ideals. Vancouver will be the better for it.
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Ihe Root of Evil
.Ci Y the tragic killing of Police Chief MacLennan has
'*-���* focussed attention on the illicit drug traffic on the
Pacific coast, a devilish trade with far-reaching ramifications. Spasmodic efforts have been made in past years to
root out the evil, but only temporary success has been attained. The business may be stopped here and there, after a costly and dangerous campaign, but it will be flourishing in the nearby toWns, and sooner or later it crawls
back and soon is as pernicious as ever.
���fl Rounding up the drug victims and dope peddlers will
never mean more than a temporary setback. What is
needed is international control of the manufacture and
sale of cocaine, opium, heroin, laudanum, morphine and
���other habit-forming drugs. Let these drugs be prepared
under government control and sold only by authorized
druggists to physicians given special authority to prescribe these drugs. Only by such stringent restrictions
will it be possible tn eliminate the traffic and take away
from a few degenerate medicos their sole practice, the
selling of dope prescriptions tn victims of the habit.
Malcolm Bruce MacLennan
Not only as a sword he wields
Can Briton nobly die:
Not only on torn battlefields
Do British heroes lie.
Half-mast the flag!���for hemes fall.
Far from red Europe's strife
Brave Malcolm heard stern Duty's call
And���yielded up his life.
No man more brave, no man r��ore true
In that sad "List" you scan:
He also died for me���and you,
This policeman, hero���Man!
A Coterie of Litteratti
'.;���.;���.'-': ri'-ii"'       ,    ���
Why Adam Shortt?
Who Will Be The Boss ?
CHEORITICALLY, the scheme to place returned soldiers on    the land is    admirable.    But, like Sir John
More's Utopia, it is an ideal state of existence which will
never lie realized.    The greal  stumbling block is that it
does not appeal to the returned soldier.    For the past
three years he has been living a life of intense excitement,
an artificial life, if you will, JLxut one which has left an impression which shall never lie wholly eradicated.    These
men crave action, they seek a perpetual whirl.   The sedate
life of the ranch does not look good to them; some may
try it, but few will make successful farmers.    It would be
well if nur legislators could get  the soldier's  viewpoint
before going too far with the land scheme.
If Incidentally, the problem of what we shall do with the
returned soldier is perhaps not as great as what shall the
returned soldier do to us.    Ile went away a soldier, he returns a labor man.   The former we have admired, the latter we have often merely    tolerated.    With the fusion of
the two classes arises the need for tactful understanding,
if Canada  is to profit  by  the  lesson    taught   the  L'nited
States  after the  Civil   War,  when  the dominance nl' national politics by the G.A.R. was    for years a matter .'!
grave concern.
^<HE keen interest in the course of Saturday evening
V^ lectures given at the Carnegie library is evidence that
Vancouver is a city of culture. Every address has been
thoroughly appreciated by a coterie of lovers of literature
who could get together in no other way. That the formation of Khayyam clubs and Shelly societies will follow in
due course is a foregone conclusion, as admirers of individual poets naturally gravitate to a common centre. The
coming lecture on "Rabelais'' should do much tit dispel
the erroneous impression that this French author's fame
rests on his salacious writings, which are unfortunately
better known than his more serious works,
j] We would suggest that the lectures start earlier in the
evening, say al seven o'clock, and be followed by informal
discussions on the works of the author reviewed. This
would bring about a bond nf sympathy between kindred
spirits which can not come about in any other way, and
would greatly popuarize these Saturday night gatherings,
j] One more word: lie suredkfj hear Mrs. Isabel Eccle-
stone Mac Kay's address on "Canadian Poetry," a subject
which she shall certainly handle in a masterlv maimer.
~~T' MPRESSION prevails at Victoria that Premier
"^ Brewster is about lo offer the Civil Service Commissionership to Prof. Adam Shorn, the Eastern Canadian
expert who has virtually drawn up the Civil Service Bill.
Mr. Shortt has undoubtedly produced a splendid legislative measure, but that is not sufficient reason for offering
him what is admitted to be one of the big plums in the
gift of the government. Me is possibly more of a theorist
than a diplomat, and in anv case, as an Eastern man, he
can Hardly be expected tn be sufficiently familiar with
provincial conditions In govern himself in a manner that
will suit a majority of the people. Discarding altogether
the idea of patronage, there is no reason why lhe office
should not be vested in a British Columbian. R. G. Macpherson, Vancouver's popular postmaster, is said to be
favored by Attorney-General M. A. Macdonald. And
there are others of heavy calibre who could fill the bill,
and who might be induced to sacrifice their personal inclinations for their country's good. Mr. F. C. Wade, for
'-instance, has a long experience that eclipses Shortt's short
services.    He might be induced to wade in and' clean up.
Mild Weather And Spuds
"""I^.T is permissible to speak of potatoes in the familiar
"^ terms of "spuds" or "Murphies'' once more, now that
the price is toppling. Though the figure is still high,
paterfamilias can think of buying a sack of Ashcrofts
without running the risk of dying of apoplexy. Do not
thank the commission man or the wholesaler, nor yet the
much abused producer, for the decline. Te render unto
Caeser the things which are Caeser's, offer your homage
to the Goddess of Spring, who has driven away hovering
Jack Frost from the entrance of the Fraser Valley potato pits, and enabled the farmers to break into their
storehouses with safety. In Chilliwack alone hundreds
of tons of tubers were kept underground while the price
aviated to $70 a ton, not because the owners didn't need
the money, but because as long as there was danger j6f
frost it would have been sheer folly to open the pits afnd
run the risk of seeing their produce nipped by the ��old.
The McBeath Arms
PlIMIllllllii     ���
Mat\e The Dogwood Vancouver's Flower,
tJRTISTS, poets, designers, gardeners, teachers, all
"-*-'��� who take part in the artistic, literary, and educational work of Vancouver are urged tf) write to the Board
of Park Commissioners in favor of. Uiaj, body jj^sing a...
resolution proclaiming the dogwood to be Vancouver's
Floral badge and emblem.
II Tacoma has the aster, Portland has a rose. Scotland has
the thistle, Ireland the shamrock and Vancouver thus
must have the dogwood.
If The plant is beautiful, it is plentiful, it is decorative, it ���
belongs especially to Vancouver and its suburbs where it
gladdens the eyes of visitors from the East and makes
them green with jealousy to think that they cannot grow
the plant and flowers which we have in the balmy atmosphere of the Coast all the winter. The Standard is the
champion nf the dogwood. A plant and flower which
would have had greater popularity if it had had a more
poetical name, but as Juliet says. "What's in a name."
The Dogwood is a beautiful flower and what does its
name matter? Let the hoard decide at once, proclaim
dogwood as \ ancouver's emblem and then we will have a
lovely dogwood ballet in the GREAT M VSQUE, which
be given in A ancouver nn the first wee!
i^<]IP. College of lleraliL .-nggests  the  followm
^"*    appropriate coat of anus for Mayor Mc'Beath:
fl Delft  teapoi on whin-    tablecloth, quartered  with an
empty beer bottle, crossed with a cheese sandwich wrapped in blue paper.
1;  Devise:    Vcni, Vino, Vici il  came.    *]  wined. 1 conquered ).
fl "This is  I lei
die  net nee
.-  have  a  liul..  mayor  nl.m
Anil lie  is  wondrous  wise:
e wanders out at (lead ofjnigli
Where girls make goo-gui!. ey<
Ik- takes along a Dicky friienil
Whose sense of smell is Utrong
And what they see, Alack-a| day!
They know is very wrqjrig
P*1    ''        ! /
For      teapots    take   tjjre    plac
e dnii'i know the latin for
Mixed ii the cup that cheers;
Guests ask iln- waiter lor cold tea���
He brings along two beers!
Brave .Malcolm sees his duty plain.
The law they must imt mock:
With help uf 'tecs, the sinners he
Straightway lands in the Dock.
And   now   the     World     his   praises
Oh, he is wondrous wise I
Full well he knows, the mayor man
It pays to advertise.
inilillllilillllllil: 11!  I
The Made of Industry: or
How a /Forest Became A City
Masque of Labour afnd Of Progress. *
ONE flTp the great features of the Carnival week in Yan-
pMyjex will be tht production of a masque���on the
Ben Jonson lipes.    In this Mr. J. Francis Bursill
associated with  Ma'dan\e  Pratt-Stuart, Madame
s-Barbes, and Madame Tasman.   It will be a poetic
production,  with,(many unique features.      The
of the production will be "PROSPERITY AFTER
If Amateurs who can sing, dance, recite, act; children willing to take part and all willing to'help in any way, please
call or write to the Conservatoire of Music, Robson Street.
The Sport of House Hunting
^<HERE is food for optimistic reflection in tlie corupar-
^*' alive scarcity of vacant dwelling houses in the rest
dential sections oi Vancouver, For the first time in three
years it is almost impossible to rent in Grandview, Pair-
view, Kitsalino or Mount Pleasant, unless one cares tn
move several blocks from a carline. One of lhe few real
estate men who survived the burst of the bubble lias worn
out his Neolins trying to discover a suitable home for hi*-
family, but without success. He believes Vancouver's
population is greater now than at any time since 1914, and
his opinion is supported by independent observers.
Tf The return to normal conditions has meant a return tn
normal home-life. The boom-times practice of living
gregariously in apartment blocks has almost lost the
cachet of good taste. It isn't clone, as Ruggles would
say. The family fireside has superseded the hotel rotunda radiator,    it is better thus.
Tf In the apartment house one is sometimes startled by the
late rat-tat-tat of the gentleman who has an engagement
vvith the blonde across the hall, but the private home is
sacred from these annovances.
:   "< .-"^    .    .v. .':,-:;; ,:,:ir;;':::';!:,:vi::l.
Tf The yellow peril is once more at our gates. Two thousand naturalized Japanese are clamoring lor the franchise,
and have retained eminent counsel to present their case to
the proper authorities. If they get if. look out for the yellow streak in future campaigns.
If Fines of fifty dollars and costs were imposed on the
hotels convicted of. having the real thing in midnight
cabarets. One ingenious witness solemnly swore that his
patrons were psychologically deceived; they were served
temperance beer sprinkled with salt. Magistrate Shaw
decided the sale went with the yarn. TWO
Shaughnessy   Calls  On   Canada   To   Get
Out of the Ancient Ruts
Brains and Boldness in Plans for Returned Soldiers���Suit
the Work to the Man and the Man to the Work.
National Co-operation in Agriculture���Tuberculosis the Kaiser's Ally.
*-*      hest  known  now  as   President
of the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company. When the inner history
of the war comes to he written he
vvill he still better known as one <>!
tllc effective organizers of victory.
From the beginning he threw his
energy, and directed the energies of
many uf his staff, into the national
When asked for a statement as to
Canada's greatest needs at this critical time, especialy in making arrangements fur returned soldiers,
Lord ShaghiH'ssy  said:
Thc return of our soldiers will be
a tremendous opportunity for the
country. Shall we seize it. or bungle
and miss it? That will.be the lest
ol the quality of Canadian statesmanship'
W'e have always wanted nun t.. develop the country. Well, there Ihey
are, or will be���ready to our hand.
Immigration is desirable, but uncertain. These men of ours will .".une
home as a matter ol course. scsset
Have the Men Changed? |    Thi
They will not come back exactly
the same as they were, but smne people have an absurdly exaggerated idea
of the change we may expect. The
slicker has been improved by disci-Jg
pline, and the downright steady in.in
has certainly nol been turned hit
slacker.    Taken as a whole, the i
should be followed in dealing with
thc mass of men returning later on.
The benefits of this syslem should
finally 'be extended to our people
generally, so lhat every boy ou having school should be directed and
helped into the occupation that he
can do best in���and trained specially for it, whenever that is by any
means possible. In some casVs, of
course, it is hard to tell what a boy
will be most fit for. until long after I
he leaves school But even in su.h |
a case a good deal can be done t"l
keep him out of work lhat he is positively unfit for.
Talents   Discovered  in  Hospital
The   Commission,    1   notice,  gives
men   a   Jood  deal   of  occiipali.nl   and  ;
instruction while they are still under
medical treatment.    In fact, these occupations  form  part  of the curative"
treatment���a realy valuable part. Hut
they als..    help to    develop a man's
technical   skill.     Often   they    revealI
astonishing   talents   which   evSn   the I
man   himself  did  not  know  he   pos-
s a little sketch 0
and Joshepine Mangold.
These charming little dancers will
appear in the masque. "The .Magic of
Industry," which will be staged during the great carnival week in Vancouver, Look out for future announcements.
This skill
talents are i
they   never
men   had  in
ems.    It is
is developed, and tin
liscovered and trained,
would have been if '
it  become   hospital   pi
not   flat ti
naiiH-  of
I   said
country ;
for  the  .
i< >ii.
��� il
i sinking
���a ���
i  am
1 out of evil.
not surprised to
eturned soldiers,
the  training  they
find  lhat
who return able-bodied wilt be found jn   hospit_d,  have   gone   out
better men  than ever,  physically and positions better than '.hey ever oceu-
menlally���more     hardy,     self-reliant pied before.
end enterprising; their minds widen- [Switching Over to New Occupations
ed by experience.    Some of them will
naturally  take a  little  lime  t..  settle
down   and   get   their   bearings,     i'.ul
that will be only a passing phase.
1 take fur granted that the present system of getting ex-soldiers employment will be greatly improved
and developed, for it is barely able to
place the few thousands already with
us-   Hut even if the system is so im-
vi'ty -.ink
oilers a .
.country I
i      Wh.'ll
jusi now lhal tlie Military
���Commission had given the
good lead bj training men
ccupations ihey were found
.'.I tu. \ii.l there is another
ing feature uf it,, worl
;.i. ul example for the ���
. follow.
i soldier is found to
-is, lie is given the
treatment iu a  sanati
An  extra privilege is given to
v. ho  are  so incapacitated  that
! cannot take up their
.Id line ul wm'!
They are given special training for
new occupation, in technical colleges
or otherwise. And tliey are helped to
choose the occupation most suitable
and profitable fur Ihem. by the advice uf medical and vocational experts.     The   cost   of   the   training   is
proved that cvery man  returning af- j paid  for them, and
ter the war gets some .flirt of a job.
he   i
lu   l'
i lung i
the  dis.
his case re
nut only hi
>e in liiin.i
i.iing   it   lu
llie sail'
tu   civilian
11 health   and
stematic care w:
���oiisuinpliiiii,   tin
wealth   tu   ll:.
, And
count! how
ers. If
gain in
it does not follow that we shall have
any great cause lo boast. We shall
have achieved a negative success; hut
we'must aim at something higher, a
more  positive  success.
Haphazard and Unsuitable  Employment
There is too much haphazard employment, at the best of times; and
with a flood of men having to be
placed simultaneously there is a
greatly increased danger of shoving
them into places without enough regard to suitability. Putting round
pegs into square holes does not pay.
is even their
maintenance and that of their families, for as long as the training lasts
���and a month longer.
It is an admirable system, and 1
should like to see every man seizing
the opportunity win. has it offered
to him.
It isgood to know thai even a great
injury, such as .loss of the right arm,
cannot now prevent a plucky man
from earning a good living. I am not
thinking so much of the ingenious
artificial hands, gripping appliances
and so on- that the government presents him with. These are most useful, of course; but far more useful is
Having still some time to prepare, j the training a man can get for his re-
there will be no excuse if we do not mailing ami, and  indeed for  all his
devise     schemes      of    employment  remaining powers, whatever he may
which will use a high percentage of [ have lost,
each mans capacity, instead of a low|    ] &m glad to see there is plenty ol
The man and his employer and the
country at-large will all gain by this.
Thc man can make most by work
that he is interested in, and has skill
for. The industry that he is engaged
in prospers hy his good work, and
thc country as a whole prospers or
suffers according to the prosperity
or depression of its various industries.
Make Country Life More Attractive
1 am glad to hear that the National Service Commission is taking
steps to discover the previous trade
or calling of each man now under
arms, and his intentions or capacities
for his future career, at any rate in
the matter of agriculture. That is
the foundation industry of the whole
country. Farming should be made so
profitable, by educational and financial aid, and the social conditions of
rural life should he so improved, that
thousands of men with natural inclinations that way will he attracted to
agriculture and will succeed at it-
But even when that is done, thc
great Majority of the men will have
variety in the list of occupations that
the wounded are being trained fo*.
So long as they are well chosen,
avoiding any that are obviously unsuitable to the country, and such as
would only supply a temporary and
semi-charitable demand, the more
variety the better
We Think and Act in Ruts
We want to get out of ruts. W'e
do our thinking in ruts, and that
keeps us acting in ruts.
Take agriculture, for instance. I'."-
pie have a habit of thinking and saying that intensive farming is not suit-
would be simply enormoug.
As many Canadians have
killed al home by tuberculosis since
the war began as have been killed by
lhe war itself. Yet il is an entirely
preventable disease- If we stop its
ravages, we shall inure than make
up for the ravages of the war. If We
Stap in the rut, and let this enemy go
on killing our people al home as fast
as the Germans can kill them at the
front, then lhe less we talk aboul
our national intelligence and enterprise, the better.
Scotland is a braw wee land, on
the north of England. It has vater
nearly all aruimil it, and whiskey over
a large part of it. The population is
about four and a half millions, including Mr. Carnegie, ll has a peculiar language of its own, and ii one
can pronounce it coherently, il is an
infallible test of sobriety, li possesses considerable wealth oi minerals,
but very little of il finds ils way out
of llie country, Gold has at times
been (liscovered in certain districts,
as well as in the pockets of certain
natives, but in both cases il has been
il'..nnd difficult I',  work.
Thi' best known exports of Scotland  are   Harry   Lauder    and  Scotch
j whiskey, though sufficient uf the latter is retained in the liun'.e country
to satisfy the demands ui Home cort-
! sumption.
|    The  national  dress oi   Scotland  is
Mile kill, which is a kind of short pet-
I '
tic. .at, iu pattern it resembles a chess
imard     though   in   cold    weather    lhe
1 wearer   finds   it   mure  like   a   draught
j board.     ll   is   believed   to   have   been
originally  invented    because  ihe  ab-
lorigines were unable to find trousers
bi;.'. enough to get their feet through.
Pile   bagpipe    provides    ihe   chief
music iif ihe country.   It is a wind in-
stnifnent, which  is said, when blown,
tu produce a tune.    On occasions iu
'the history of war. Scotch regiments
'have  marched   lu  death   listening   to
l'i.- strains of ihe bagpipes, though ii
lis   imt   known   that   their   willingness
to inert death was inspired by their
desire to escape tin- bagpipes.
Scotland has produced many well
known men. among ihem being Rob.
ert Bums, believod to have been a'
poet. His must famous poems are
"Scots Wha I lae" an.! "Stop Your
Tickling Jock." The national characteristic of Scotland is usually
"Reckless  Expenditure."
Speechless Banquets
We   hope   sunie   time   tu   survive   a
banquet at    which  there     will  be  in.
speeches.    We have long been praying  fur   that  event,  but  we   have   nut
'.the faith that moves mountains.    We
.are   waiting   for   lhe  banquet     genius
who will give us all we want to eat in
ian hour and lei us spend the rest  uf
[the time  visiling  with   each  other  instead of sitting in the same place lill
we take root, while the eloeutionaires
alfresco  the  hotmosphere.
Twinkle, twinkle littue spud,
How 1  wonder how you skud
Up among the clouds so high
Like a diamond in the sky.
You are doubtless feeling gay
Chasing   round   the   milky-way-
You have reached to such a height
You art surely out of sight.
Like a  diamond now you  seem
In your price, and that's no dream.
Do not give another iwink
Or you'll drive us all to drink.
Spud, so mighty, though  so small
You rriake diggers of us all;
Farmers dig you with a hoe
The consumer digs fur dough.
"J'is for you alone we yearn;
Darling later, please return.
���St. John  ...-vs.
of the province W. J. Bowser, leader
of the opposition, maintained his connection with his law firm, which lee
to very much criticism. Furthermore
his firm represented, during that
time, many concerns having business
with the legal department of the province.
M. A. Keeps His Word
Hon. M. A. Macdonald, atlorney-
erieral, has set at rest the Insinuations with regard to his connection
with his uld law firm, he having severed his connection with his firm Oil
January 1, and had no further interest in il. During the years uf tin- administration of the  legal department
Estd. 1904.       Phone High. 285
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
into the finest
Sauer Kraut
at   our  Vancouver  factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1305-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
Ready For Your Inspection.
m G.    A.   FORSYTH   &    CO.
Corner Homer and Hastings St.
Canadaan Northern Railway
(l.llll A. SI. Sl Nl>W WEDNESDAY I'ttlDAV, 0.00 A.M.
TOD p.iu.    Leave   VANCOUVER   Arrive a.m. ll.Ot)
3,46 p.m.   Arrive    Chllllwacl!    Arrive a.m.    8.16
11.00 pin.   Arrive   Hope    Leave a.m.   7.00
Full particulars inny lm obtained from any Canadian Northern Agent.
Phone Seymour 3482
If some folks had sprung the idea
of a Society for the Sttppressfon of
Informational Prayers it might have
been regarded as a trifle offensive,
but The Standard, being the organ of
the western American Baptists, can
do it with a good grace. Referring
to thc type of public prayers heard at
religious conventions, it remarks:
"In the course of a few days, there
are Hot many subjects about which
the Lord does not get the latest information. Thc Associated Press,
excellent as it is, is positively poor
compared with the wireless news
that reaches the throne of grace at
the opening or closing of every session of a grcat ecumenical conference."
Thc fart is, one doesn't need to attend a convention to hear the Lord
instructed There are plenty of
churches where a service rarely
passes without a large budget of
news, important and otherwise, being
started   heavenward    by   the   parson;
to be provided for in other kinds of' that     co-operation,   or     government
ed to Canadians; and, accordingly, it I while the layman, when he gets his
is not developed. But ' Canadians
pride themselves on llieir adaptability, and many of them might transfer
their energies from extensive to intensive farming with great advantage
to themselves and to the country.
This is a line of industry which
partly disabled soldiers, ������with sufficient training, could carry on both
easily and profitably.
National  Co-operation
It  involves  thorough  co-operation,
f course.   But is it too much to hop
work. I should like to sec thousands
of them, not now highly skilled, given
special training to equip them with
the skill they lack. I am sure it
would pay the country to give it
A Splendid Lead
Wc must use brains and ingenuity
in forming our plans for doing the
best that can bc done for���and with
���the returning men.
Good people often say to them.
"Nothing is too good for you." It is
easy to talk like that, in vague generalities. But we have got to come
down to particulars, and find out in
detail what is best for the men���yes,
and for each particular-man. with bis
individual capacities and aptitudes.
��� By doing that very thing -for men
returning disabled, the Military Hospitals Commission has given the
country    a  splendid  lead.    This  lead
organization of buying and selling���
in other words, national co-operation
���may he applied in tbe near future to
the agricultural industry in general,
intensive and extensive alike?
While we must avoid impracticable
scheme, we must not turn down a
Scheme off-hand as impracticable
just because we have had no experience of it. Nor must we be scared
of  big  things  just  because  they  arc
We must investigate all plans that
seem to contain any- promise of usefulness; experiment with those that
still seem promising after being subjected to rigid examination; and
boldly adopt those that stand thc test
of experiment.
'"Caution" as an Excuse for Timidity
At a critical time like tbis, with
tremendous problems to solve, wc
must  be  bold  without  rashness,  alid
chance in prayer meeting, is perhaps
even more prone to advise and lecture the Ruler of All Things. Sometimes the message, if one didn't
know the contrary, would seem to he
a series of premplnry orders to a
rather  stupid underling.
Probably this ludicrous sort of
thing ' arises from man's natural
egotism. Ile likes to bear himself
talk. And a prayer is a medium
which can ordinarily be carried
through to the bitter end without
danger of interruption or back-talk.
We agree that the organization above
suggested would be welcome. Let its
members rise to a point of order
whenever they find themselves in a
company engaged in listening to
what is supposed to be a petition addressed to Almighty God when it is
really an  oration  to men.
London, March 2.'..���In thc house
of commons last night the parliamentary secretary of thc board of
trade stated that the matter of imports of canned salmon from British
Columbia was under consideration
and that it was hoped that some arrangement might bc arrived at,
whereby any prejudice to the industry will he reduced to a minimum,
without inconsistency in regard to
attainment of thc object of the recent
proclamation prohibiting imports���a
saving of tonnage.
The well-dressed man commands respect and attention- The number of
really well-dressed men is limited and principally because too many neglect to
insist upon their clothes being made by a skilled organization such as is found
in lhe 20th Century Brand tailor shops. Don't make that mistake this season.    Demand.
"20th Century Brand"
Step in and look over the new Spring Styles and the new fabrics.
The new style flat brim, bound edge, in pearl green and slate are now on display
The latest designs including the wide stripe in finest fabrics, are now on display
(Main and fancy neckwear in great variety, including the new Paisley designs.
The largest slock in the Province to select from, including plain and fancy worsteds and tweeds from $3.00 to $9.50    lirtMWhM^^,..
in all qualities and shades
FoVs Spiral Puttees $2.75; Superfine $3.25.
BOY'S dbLF HOSE���Colored tops,
light and wtrk grey and heather mixture; sizes'^ to 9 1-2; per pair 9flc
to $1.50.
RIBBED HOSV���Best British manufacture ; all wlpl ribbed, cashmere
or worsted; size^d to 10 1-2 and 11;
all prices to $1.25. \
HOSE���Ribbed; 6 to 10 1-2; pair
40c to 60c.
HEAVY BLACK .COTTON RIBBED HOSE���Splendid wear; sizes
6 to 10 1-2, at 20c, 30c, and 35c.
TAN RIBBED HOSE���Best makes
7 to 9 L2; pair 60c to 85c.
COATS���Full lines always in stock.
The children of the  Alexandra Or-
Miss  Gladys   Peters,  v.Ik.  i-   ciait
ng   in  the   east, ia at    presei I
..n I   I her sister.  Mi-.   Frank Colli   ^	
Son, in Toronto, i    """' arranged by Mrs. A   I!. Ben-Jgiven in the Empress Theatre recent
; f..r tin- Woman's Musical Club.jly> realized a net profit of $90.80. Thh
phanage   were  delightfull)   <i.' rtain
. . ii  Monday by a young    people's
of Mrs.  I.cni'.sii'a^^^B
"The   Dream    >i   Megsie   Gordon,'
Mr.   Fred Towler  .'ind   family  and] |has    been
ilrs. A. C. Roberts, "i Rocky Moun-     A  technical school    for  voir.':,  i-  Auxiliary t
.ain   House,   Alta..   are   visiting   I      shortly to open in  Pari- for .'���..' spc-1 Hospital.
,-,.. cities. cial purposes of fitting women i
I enement     I un I Murphy |l'ar
Major     the     Rev.   C.     W.     Gordon,
"Ralph   Connor,"   Gives   Inspiration for Even Greater
"Cana.lian  women  are of the  same
StOC|(   as   the   English   woman.   They
have   tin-   same   spirit   Only   let   the
government give them a chance, and
every  munition  factory  in lb.- country will In- entitled  "���  Bpare '�� per
cent, of ii- fit  nun  for the fighting
line.   We're all  f _ r i I i -11! What  women
of  Ihe  home-land  can  do,  Canadian
women can do, and do just as will
and just as willingly."
With thi-, inspiring, encouraging
commendation, Maj " the Rev. C. W,
Gordon, "Ralph Connor." thc noted
Canadian author! concludes an able
editorial on "Canadian Women and
.Vaii'iral Service," in "Everywoman's
lilitary IWorld" for March. His opinions need
no explanation or support. They
I speak   for  themselves.     He   says,   inl
Mrs. Robert Wally, of Vi
formerly Miss Clovis Morga
,. , . n a visit lo her mother,
liomas   Morgan.
| -     pool has  formed a  "tea
riga li "   ui   persons    who   foi
ihc use of sugar  in tea, coffei
echnical  offices    and       t.      ,   Xi...   v,.,.i.   ,.., ,,,  0rder|    "'   am  not  going  to
Mrs tt * *
Mrs. Xellie McClung.
'i  of "Sov ing S.'.-i
S ml    Chan, i
->rk' ou another book.
���a till tl;.' war i-
* * *
' reptitious
mnected wil
/eleome Cl i
ceneni   work  tliat   I
��� li-h women doing '!
held    al   tl
A mile of i opper cent!
pupils Ot  thc   Xananii" p
have  -ei  "in  i" ' 'b'   '
Cross.      The  value  oi
would be $600.
Flora  MacD. Deri
��� east, on  (''riday, Irom
or the benefit of  W ar.!   V   Re I J
Material ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_
+ * * ary  pri sident   oi   tli.'   l
Women's  Canadian  Club  had frage    Association,   bas
easure of honoring  Mi-- Jennyled by the New York State \\<
i'ag.nart. the well known singer,
'eedption   Monday   afternoon tin
io* '. Vancouver.
Suffrage part) a- a lecturei
gauizer during their bi'.' si
paign. "Ilow i Intario \\ '..n i
received the
coultcil    t"
.1 im-    22.      l'i
ni tin- Victor
lu   held ever;
2:30 o'clock, instead
ami sacrifice will be  '���
, ..-.,-���
li I '.' '-ni.'. like
has gi '-'i of bi i
ureal causi hi r husbai
' rt, hei hr tin rs. I ei
:' the batth line Mi
she is deprb ine herself
���     -:
.     The!
I   .ni   Unit.
manv ac-
30, as pri - |��� ,.., |f ;,, , ,-,.,.r ,,. decrease i spenses
and to set these men at1'! women f"r
Many  other   little
National  Se
.������ii':  pleasure an
further   tiie   na-
1(1;  A Water Carnival.
[(?) Dry Dock, Halifax, N.S.
his party utayed longer in Hall-
fax than they would have
���wished, and saw less of the town
than any other tourists on record.
For while the neutral passongers on
board the "Frederick VIII" were allowed to promenade on deck, the German passengers, deprived of tlieir
hundreds of suits of pyjamas and
their thousands of phonographic re-
lords, were condemned to ".a?.-* at
each other In wrath, nr stare Halifax-
ward at the dock wall through a mere
And this despite the faet that, some
of the very best of the original settlors at Halifax were German*���-born
to be sure before the KalseristlC taint
hod   entered   the  good   old   Teutonic
Halifax from tho harbor looks like
a long grandstand risins tier on
streotod tier with the fort at the top
gazing out over the Immense circle
of grey-steel water where the whole
lirltiah Navy could take shelter tf It
wanted to. When a consignment of
Canadian troops Is duo to start for
its sub-endangered trip across the
Atlantic, cruisers, destroyers and sub-
merslbles hover like grey clouds over
tho slate sea, and the visitor who
isn't thrilled with thc sight of so
much potential hell must have bilge
water in his veins in place of blood.
But there was no such commotion
in the harbor or on the land when
Colonel the Honorable Edward Cornwallis arrived with his fluttered little
fleet chaperonpd by the sloop of war
"Spinx," in tho summer of 174!). Nothing was to be seen but '"a range of
low hills with an -unbroken forest
that grew to the shore."
Halifax la none of your war-baby
cl'ies, born of ehanoe and the spirit
of adventure. Halifax came Into the
world fathered by the !_ords Commissioners of Trade and Plantations because the fair Boston to the south
wanted a sizable guardian to protect
her from the French of Quebec, who
were uncannily able to raise fleeta.
puntlve expeditions, Indian insurrections and Cain generally.
The Earl of Halifax, at tbe bead of
the Lords Commissioners, who o.k.'d
the request from Massachusetts, Imbibed {rom It some latent American
spirit we must suppose, for to pro-
duoe hie city be Immediately anticipated by a hundred and fifty years
the method of the beer that made
Milwaukee famous and the car that
sawed Hy. Ford from oblivion���he advertised.
London newspapers carried bia
nropagand* somewhat after thi*
fashion. Halifax bad a grand situation but the had no settlers. Sal must
have'ein to match. Wherefore, to sny
private of any re'tment disbanded
���Ince  th*  recent  French   wart, the
economies in .'res.
being practised li
tiniial need  for  tlir
"The  same  spirit    is  here,  but   the
|reality of ihis war bas not struck us
near enough  home  as yet   We  have
not  sent enough men tn the war to
feel   tin   real  strain.    We  have  only
[about   one   hundV��d   thousand   Canadians in  France, ami their ranks are
thinning every day.    I!iu  with  cvery
Canadian woman who has lover, husband  or sou  in  the battle,  line,  there
lis a keen, palpitating desire l" do her
part lo ai'! in this, which is before all
else, Cana.la's most pressing business,
the winning of the  Empire's war.
"Canadian   Red   Cross  work   is   su-
j peril. 'Ai  a  time  when   Cana.la.  as  a
| nation,  is  facing  the  gigantic  problems  brought  about   by  tbe   war. ami
seems to be stayed in tin- immediate
duty   of   maintaining   am!   increasing
tlie   Canadian   forces  in   tlie   fighting
line,   anil  is   casting   about   for   some
definite  and   resolute   leading   in   this
war  business,  the   women  have  grip-
I pe.I llie situation, am! when asked to
undertake  further am!  larger  service
for   the   nation,   no     matter   at     what
cost, ai  what sacrifice, they will not
be   found  wanting.
"Wonderful   work   is   bein...   done,
iiint only in the Canadian hospitals in
France, bin  itlsn  by  tbe  various associations  working   in  London  under
! I.aily  Drummond am' others, and by
i such   nrganiz itions   a-   tin    Cai ;. ban
(. ominris  i ommissi m      ��� > an
ailian   War   Contingent    \-- ciation
' When   the    story   of    Cm., ian   en-
Icavoi   in   ib.-   greal   war  i-  writ!
,e i.i ii- most thrilling i agi s will
be  tbose  that  ileal  with   the   *
=z=T*5jl1        tin   w.iiinii  i i  Canada."
tiovernment promised free passage,
free grant of land of fifty acres, freedom from taxes for ten years; free
arms, agricultural, llshlng and build-
ing Implement* and free food for
twelve months. To any otUeer above
the rank of captain the land grant
swelled to six hundred acres, with
additional grants for every mombor
of his aristocratic family that he
could  induce to follow  him.
In two months' time 2,f.76 adventurers had signed on���men, women,
children and suffragettes���thirteen
transportsful of heroism. It took
them a month to reach Nova Scotia,
but tlie day they landed they got to
work to turn the forest Into log
cabins and the situation into a olty.
Timbers and boards for the most pretentious buildings were brought from
From Boston tn the following year
came the framework of St. Paul's
Church, that staunch colonial meeting house which still fazes haughtily
across the Parade at its ups-tart
neighbors. George II contributed
tha edifice to his new colony, to
which shortly afterward he sent five
hundred of his German cotreins���
Hessians and Brunswlckers���some of
whom built the town of Lunenburg,
while others settled In Halifax Itself,
putting up a church of their own
which still stands, showing what
careful carpenters these ex-soldiers
could become when their Lutheran
hearts were in the work. The visitor
who is Interested In the Halifax
Dockyard will pass the little "Dutch"
church a couple of blocks to the west,
with Its graveyard beside It. An
awesome bit of history is the fact
that three successive pastors sent to
the Halifax Lutherans from Hanover
were all wrecked and drowned during the voyage! It surely speaks
volumes for old-time German heroism and devotedness���of tbe pre-aad-
antl Bernstorff type���that a fourth
mlaieter was found intrepid enough
to volunteer���and lucky enough to
arrive. J
The Northwest Arm was a favorlta
resort of tlic early settlers, who wets
as fond of niorry making as the present llallgonians, despite the faet
that In those grey-homespun times
they could put ou no such colorful
spectacle* as are achieved by the
Wangwoltlc Club of to-day on carol-
j val occasions. But tho fishing was
as good, we may be sure, then as
now, and thc bathing has always
rivalled that of the famous Annapolis
Basin. In the old days the mouth of
this pleasureful "Arm" used to be
closed by a hug" chain cable, lest a
| hostile ship should slip in like a
shark and disturb the merrymakers.
If Bernstorff had been allowed off
his boat he would undoubtedly have
liked to drive oul to the picturesque
Quinpool Road to "Dutch village,"
built by his countrymen of the pr��
decadent period. Here lived two
naturalists who Instituted the first
Zoo in America���sixteen years ahead
of Central Park. A short drive across
country would have brought the Am-
basipador to Bedford Basin where, if
there had been no Treitschke and no
war. he would doubtless have been
entertained by all the yachtsmen of
the Jolly summer colony.
Finally, if the cast-off Count nad
been of the old-time German worth,
he would doubtless have taken the
Dominion Atlantic Railroad line ro
the township of Clementi*. In the
beautiful apple-blossomed Annapolis
Valley, between Old Port Royal and
Dlgby, where, at the close of the
Revolutionary War. Dutch-speaking
Loyalists from New York and New
Jersey were given shore lots, with
two parallel lines of German settler*
behind them, still known respectively as the Waldeck Line and the Hessian Line These old soldiers turned
out to be excellent peace-time settles. Although they met at the
English Church before serrice to
sing their German hymns, they always stayed to listen reverently to a
sermon in the tongue of their adopt*
led brother*, ta* bfffish. j
Mrs,  .1.   II.   Hogle and  Mis
..thy 1 logic of Vam
the   Canadian   i .-it' i -    cgistci ed   at
the  I lotel  Lankcrsliim,  Los   '���      les,
Marcel Prevost declares that
French society women arc now the
besi of their hospital nurses.
I Strange   phantoms    wheel'd  ;.   revel
And ilooiu'd the  future  slain.
Wheel  the  wild dance.
While   lightnings   glance
And  thunders   rattle  loud,
And  call  the brave
To bloody grave.
To sleep without a shroud.
Now  pursuing,   now  retreating
Kow in circling troops they meet:
To  brisk  notes,   in   cadence   meeting.
Glance   their   many-twinkling   feet.
Cornel and trip it as you go
Cii   tji   light  fantistic   toe.
Ask (or Delegates
The/womcnV organization of Canada l��vc ben asked from the United
SuffWge Societie.- of Britain that
a delegate be sett; irom each province to their conference to be held
in  Bin gland in  April.:
Store Opens at 8.30 a.m. and Closes at 6 pm.
Flesh  Colored Muslin
THE popularity of this underwear permits of
pur presenting very extensive assortments
in the various wanted garments. The display at
this time is specially replete and interesting.
Flesh   colored     nightgowns, Flesh     colored    drawers   of
made v. ith so, tare uei I and
with vo!:e and sleeves, finished with beading and fihe
Valei dew es     lace.       l'i ice
i 1 lorcd
made with   smocked   front.
ith   shad        I iriiiiniiiii
S2.50 . I
timsl '        with
and   ribbon.
niull with fitted top and with
trimming of a double fold of
pen    r . losed, at
' lori       pettici
cambric   witl ,; li   panel
verj     lull   with
leep with
.   Sl.50.
. !��� lor.     ' orsci   co. i   -
:,   :;, ���     with     -i   .!!
Sl.25   i
Envel ��� of   flesh
jolqred mull, made with
I., institel ed strap over tbe
should. ��� and A'ith front
in dainty col .rs.
Prici  $1.75 '
Imported Novelty Shirts
Introducing the Season s  Most Exclusive  Styles
Those who seek something outo. the ordinary will appreciate
this new display of stylish skirts for Spring wear. The models
are exceptionally attractive and are unlike anything that wc
have shown ben t .fori. Silks and woollen materials are represented��� Frencl Serges, Wool Velours, Saiins ami Taffetas.
In keeping with the trend of Fashion, high colors and bold pat
terns are characteristic feature.-���large checks and prominent
stripe- predominate. There are many styles t" choose Irom at
prices ranging from $12.50 to $39.50.   .
Phone Sey. 3540
B. C. Commercial Travellers'
War Dance
Endorsed by
!'.(lARD ni-' TRADE
B, & P. O. OF ELKS, No. I
General Ajency Transatlantic Steamship Line*
C B. Jtnntj, G. A. P. D.
M_.ii.: *er. �������*
W. Q. Connollr. C P. W-
IV OraavUli Imtt
Bishop and Mrs. Schofield will
visit Vancouver from Victoria at the
end of next week, when the bishop
vvlill conduct the confirmation services. They will be the guests of
Archdeacon and Mrs. Heathcote.
Barrietan, Selicitert, Etc.
1*12 Standard Bank BUg.
VMiwm, K.C. FOUR
Picking The Pockets of A Nation
By H. F. Gadsby.
OTTAWA. March 23.���Apparently the Borden Government's idea is never to spend one dollar on the war
where two dollars will do as well. Everything costs
about twice as much as it should. In case of doubt throw
another million to the birds���such is the policy.
, Only rhow the wasteftij (methods of .recruiting are
transpiring. According to tlie evidence of the Deputy
Adjutant General, Colonel Charles Maclnnis���who has
no particular wish to hurt the Borden Government because he is one of its appointees���the Canadian army was
loaded up with fifty thousand unfits who were kept on
the pay roll for a year or more and were then dropped as
incapable. Some of them were kept on even longer than
that. But taking their average duration on the pay di
a**year fifty thousand unfits run into a tremendous lot
It has been estimated that to recruit, equip, train antl
pay a soldier for one year costs one thousand dollars. It
is therefore a simple 'problem >n multiplication to figure
out how much fifty thousand unfits cost. Fifty million
dollars��� about one-ninth of the money we have bon\nud
for the war. Eleven per cent, waste. The Finance -Minister is continually preaching thrift and economy. "Save
your money and give it to me." One wonders what Sir
Thomas has to say in reference to his 11 per cent, leakage
which goes on right under his nose. ���
Despite Mr. Flavelle's assurances that this country is
drunk with prosperity, simply because Mr. Flavelle feels
prosperous, nobody believes that the average citizen is
suffering from too much money. It is not the salaried
man's wife, nor the workingman's wife that is spend g
her money on fancy shoes, short skirts, sealskin sacques
and passionate hats. She has enough to do paying iie
good man's good money out for the necessaries of life
which are controlled by Mr. Flavelle and his food h:u *n
friends. No matter what Mr. Flavelle says the country
is not lousy with money, though a favored few may bz afflicted that way.
Canada realizes that now is the time for thrift. There
will be hard times after the1 war and most Canadian families are putting by something against a rainy day. But
the Borden. Government does not act on its own advice.
It still insists on spending two dollars where one dollar
would do, simply because the spending is good and their
friends need the money. Sometimes the money that flows
in from a 40 per cent, tariff plus the borrowings at home
and abroad makes them feel so rich lhat they look about
for ways to blow in another million or two". Cam]) Borden was that kind of experiment.
Another little trick is to announce'that money will be
spent on one thing and then spend it on another.    Such
was tlie  National  Registration movement which  many
(   people thought was intended to lead to national service
of a military character.    Instead, so far as we can judge
from the vague utterances of Director Bennett and others,
it was a sort of industrial review and not a particularly
spirited one at that.    The cards still dribble in and the
time has been extended to March 31st, with fair promise
that it will be extended again and perhaps again after
that, if the government needs to pass the time.   Extending the time is one of the things the Borden Government
does.    It even talks of extending its term another year
from October 1917, not with the consent of the British
Parliament, but by means of its majority in the Commons
and Senate.   Thus does the government lift itself by its
own boot-straps.    On this theory of extensible existence
the Borden Government could go' on forever, simply by
sentencing itself for life to Ottawa.
No doubt registration costs money, but what are a few
hundred thousand dollars to a government that is spending a million dollars a day? The registration may help the
profiteers by indicating reserve sources of labor, but, so
far, it has been no help to recruiting, except indirectly.
Lists of names, we are informed, are sent to the various
recruiting centres with lhe suggestion that these might
bc good men to see
(gretlona  ail   i, nil   134. >
Ke Application No.  30800 '1'.
TAKE NOTICE that application has
been miide to reenter 8HOHEI OSA-
DA as owner in fee under a Tax Sale
De.d from Collector of Corporation o��
District of South Vancouver, bearing-
date tlie 11th day of December, lilt,
if ALL AND SINGI..-.AII that certain
mrcel or trael ol' Und und premuee
situate, lying and being ill llie Muni-
eipaliiy oi South Vancouver, more particularly known and described ils L.OH
me (1) and two 12). Hlock four (4).
DlMlrlet Lot level] hundred and ten
(710),   Map   1737.     Vou   are   required   t'
content tiie claim of the tax purchaser
within 46 days from the date of tl.-
service ot this notice which may t>..
effected by publication in live eonaeeu*
live issues of a weekly newipaper put.
Ilsiied in South Vancouver, und your
attention In called lo Section .'ill of tin:
"Land Registry Acl" with amendments, and lo lhe. following extract
tti ei-.'from:���
"and In default of a .'uveal or eertifi-
cate of |la pendens being filed before
,i... registration un owner nf the person  entitled  under  suit   tax   sale,  all
persons  ho .served   with   notice,    ..        ,
aud those claiming through or under
ihem,  and  ali  persons claiming any
Interest in the land hy virtue of tiny
unregistered     instrument,     and     all
persons claiming any interest in the
land   hy   descent   wiio.se   title   ts   not
registered   under    the   provisions   nt.
tills Act,  shall   be   lor ever estopped
and   debarred   from   setting   up   un\
claim   to  or   In   respect   of   tlie   land
so sold   for tuxes,  und  the Registrar
shall   regisler   tlie   person   entitle'-,
under such  tax  sale  as owner of  inland so sold I'or taxes."
AND     WHEREAS     application     has
been   made   for  a  Certificate  of   Indefensible Title  lo  the  above-mentioned
nnds, in tlie name of SHOHBl OSADA:
und  whereas on investigating the title
it appears thai prior to the 23rd day of
���Inly, 1916 (the date on which the said.
Ian ils   were   sold   for   overdue   taxes,
you   were  lhe  assessed   owner   thereof.
FURTHER   TAKE   NOTICE   that   at
tlie same time  I  shall  effect registration  in  pursuance  of  such  application
and  issue a Certificate of  Indefeasible
Title to the said  lands in the name of
SHOHBl   OSADA   unless you  take  and
prosecute   the    proper   proceedings   to
establish   your   claim,   ir   any,   to   the-
said lands, or to prevent sub proposed
action   on   my   part
Dated at lhe Land Iteglstry Office.
Vancouver. B. C.. this 28th duy of Dee-
ember,   A.D.   1016.
District(Jllegistrnr   of   Title.-.
To   II.   I.lpslii. vf
a partial application of the Militia Act which will raise a
Home Guard of fifty thousand men, who will be available
to go to the war at the end of eighteen months if the war
is not over by that lime which it very likely will be. 11"
this rumor is true it is another case of the Borden Government going through the motions���pulling off grand gestures of loyalty which look fine but mean nothing.
If the Borden Government were in real earnest about
recruiting it would recall the niasquerade colonels who
now infest the south of England, cut the staff of the Overseas Pay and Records Office in half, give all the non-combatant positions in the army here and overseas to returned
heroes, purge its padded list of 434,000 of all the shirkers,
and then turn in and help thc men who are really trying to
do things. With the money it saves by these retrenchments the Borden Government could afford to provide
each battalion with machine ;guns instead of asking private charity to supply them. It could also buy field kitchens, tents and other gearjwhich are now left to the
enterprise of the regimental officers.
What the government needs to provide from Ottawa,
besides the necessary expenses of recruiting, is spirit and
leadership���also a little earnestness. Recruiting in some
of the most loyal centres���Toronto, for example, has
come lo be such a joke that even the recruits are not to be
taken in by it. A prominent military man stated' the
other day lhat it cost $10 each to get out and get recruits
md $15 in the man's pocket to nail him down. One suspects that it costs even more than that when due sees a
Political Notes
BUCh   limes  as   mnv   be  directed.
TENDERS to be bused on ton of 22*t<>
1 pounds.
TENDERS must  specify  the  kind of
coal   to be  supplied.
'IM'-NDKUS sluill be accompanied by
Cheque in Hit- sum oi' $100.00 on a
chartered bunk or Canada, made payable tn the 'Hononihli-. the MlnUtor
of Public Works, which will be forfeited il' lhe imrly tendering decline "i
neglect to inter into the Contract, whei
culled   upon   to  do   so.
CHEQUES of unsuccessful tenderer-
will bf returned upon the executioi
ol'    the   Contract.
THE   DEPARTMENT    is  nol    bound
to  accept   the   lowest  or  any  Tendedr
TENDERS MUST be eitfned by the
actual sitfimlure of the Tenderer.
Govt. >ipr^nt.
good men to see. 1 his is a rather oblique and timid, ^ t lllealrc hire(i for ,|ie night, half a dozen p.rofes-
���t to say sneaking way ot using a registration that was ^,..al ..;. ... en1])inved, and perhaps a High Court fudge
otessedly undertaken to build up the army.    Director "    ,ic(. .... chairman���al] to land one recruit who may be
Bennett evidently believes in not allowing the right side
of his six-hundred-words-a-minute face know what the
left side of his face is winking at. The same morning
newspaper���but in two different places���shows us Director Bennett in two roles. At Saskatoon he is telling
the people that registration doesn't mean conscription and
that the prairies will do their duty if they produce crops
rather than recruits, while at the same time he is mailing
lists to Toronto and other military districts which are
compiled from the very registration cards which are not
to serve as a basis of conscription. It is believed here that
Director Bennett speaks by the book when he tells the
West not to fear conscription, but that is no reason why
he should seek at the same time to get credit for a warm
feeling toward conscription in the hotbeds of loyalty in
the East.
On the theory that actions speak louder than words,
shrewd observers here argue that registration was meant
primarily to assist the profiteers, seeing that Director
Bennett has followed up his first move with an "occupational survey" which will show just where, when and in
.what numbers workmen are needed or can be dispensed
Both the registration and the occupational survey are
taken to mean that the Canadian army needn't look for
any niore men from that quarter. Registration and occupational surveys are for the comfort and assistance of
the manufacturers at home, not for the soldiers at the
front.    Rtimor_has it that the government contemplates
fallen arches when it comes    to the show-
rejected ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
The Great War Veterans' Association, spending thousands of dollars in advertising, seems to be having great
difficulty in raising two hundred and fifty men in thirty
Toronto is almost listless about it���not because Toronto is less loyal then of yore, but because Toronto begins to suspect that Ottawa is "kidding us along."
The greatest filip recruiting could have would be a display of sincerity on the part of the Borden Government.
As it is, under the lash, the galled jade winces but refuses
to budge an inch.
God Saved the King
The Hon. Bob Rogers wa's presented to His Majesty
recently. Bob didn't get his hands on the privy purse,
which shows he -isn't living up to his reputation.
Who'll Wear Joe's Brogans?
Qp-cbuntry Liberals are keenly interested in the choice of a successor
tn Mr. Joseph Martin, Who lias withdrawn as candidate in the Yale-Cariboo federal riding. The names of M,
L. Grimmett, of Merritt; J. B. Hiy-
son, of Lillooet, who was defeated at
the provincial election by 29 votes;
Hon. Justice Hunter, chief justice of
the supreme court, who it is rumored
will soon retire on a pension;
D. B, Johnstone and Capt- Warsnop,
of Kamloops, and Raymond Leighton,
of Savona, are spoken above a whisper as nominees at thc convention to
bc held on May 16.
Kelowna Liberals  Elect
The Kelowna Liberal Association
has elected the following as officers:
Hon. president, Hon. II. C. lircwster;
president, L. V. Rogers; first vice-
president, D. L- Leckie; second vice-
president, Geo. McKenzie;. secretary-
treasurer, VV. Hamilton; executive
committee, Messrs. D. I). Campbell.
W. li. M. Cald'er, K. R. E, Dellart.
VV. C, Duggan, J. VI. Harvey, Win.
Harvey, II. McDonald and !)��� W.
The Xew Westminster Central
Conservative Association has gone on
record as in favor of Dominion-wide
woman suffrage. They figure they'll
need their votes to make a showing
at the next election.
At the anmiarmecting of the Mid-
dlesboid Liberal Association officers
for 1917 elected were; Hon. president, Hon. H. C. lircwster; hon.
vice-president, Jos. Walters, M-L.A.;
president, J. A. Crawford; vice president, W. D. Stewart; secretary-treasurer, M. McKibben; delegates, L.
Clark and R. S. Brown; executive
committee, the officers above named
and R. Fairfoull, J- McDonald, F.
Bond, Alex Ewart and J. Fairfoull.   ^
Bradstreets have compiled statistics that prove that 84 per cent, of
the failures are among lhe non-advertisers.
oval of Umber.
Further particulars ol* the. Chief For
"  ..   .... District Fores-
ester. Victoria, B. C.
tor   Vancouver,  lit.
(Kllel   for   Court   House,   Vancouver.
.SEALED TENDERS will bo received
by tlie undersigned up lo 12 o'clock,
noon on Wednesday, the 21st day ot
March, 1017. I'or coal delivered at Couri-
Hou.se, Vancouver, during the fiscal
year ending March 31st, 1918; to be delivered In such iiuantltles and at such-
times as may be directed.
TENDERS to bo based on ton ot
2840   pounds
TENDERS must specify the kind of
coal   to   be   supplied,
TENDERS shall be accompanied by
Cheque In the sum of (100.00 on a
chartered bunk of Canada, made payable to the Honorable, the Minister ol*
Public. Works, which will be forfeited,
If the party tendering decline or neglect to enler into tlie Contract when
en I led   upon  lo  do  so.
CHEQUES of unsuccessful tenderers
will be returned upon the exeWitlon of
llie   Contraet A
THE DEPARTMENT is not bound to
accept lhe lowest or any Tender.
TENDEltS must he signed by the
actual signature or tin. Tenderer
.1,    MAHONV
Govt.  Agent.
SEALED      TENDERS.      superscribed
I'or School   Desks,"will  be  re-
. ��� 1.1.   t),e Minister
'Tenders i
"l eilU.-rr,   i��.    	
eclved by the Honourable, the Minister
of Public Works up to 12 o'clock noon
ol' Monday, the -Kith dny of March, 191".
lor supplying the following desks:���
...-_i���  n_ik..
SlnKle  He"!*"
Size  No  2
Size  No.   3
Size   No
II2 6
Single   Hears.
Sine  No.   2      100
Size No. 3         B0
Size   No.   r>         r,o
The desks are to be quoted nt a prlce-
per  desk.
The nmue of the desk and the maker
to be mentioned  In the tenders.
Delivery   at   Victoria   or   Vancouver
on or before the 31st day of July next.     JM
The successful tenderer will, free of      f I
niiy additional charges, store the desks     1|
and pack or crate ready for shipment
to   places   to, be   hereafter   designated
from time to time to the order of the
^ The Germans are) now asking the Poles to give, each
man according to-hi^ means,, gold to the Polish Treasury.
The Polish grin is \> broad that you can almost see it
fr.om here.
If Sir Richard Meliride^ neported sick in London.   That
looks as if prohibition mkgt have carried
"Women wanted," shMlts a daily paper.    Just, so, as
long as there are men in pie world
No tender ���'" "**���eceoted"cheque on
rasas* -&Ss: rp�� .s
No tender will be entertained unless-
The Bookman
ll is worthy of note that Mr. Dong-
las, thc able librabian of the Carnegie
Library in Vancouver, is lecturing on
great authors, and thus helping' to
crelte in people a thirst for thc "wells
of tenglish undefiled," for the creation of mental strength and the true
joy .of intellectual quickening we
must get away to the masters of
literattire who wrote not for the
passing tjjoment, but for all time���
Westminstef  Review.
a chariereu ���,..,.. -. 	
the Honourable the Minister of _ ..
Works, or by cash, In the amount of
two hundred dollars (J?,00), which will
be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter Into contract when called
upon to do so, or if ha fall to complete
the contract.
Cheques of unsuccessful tenderers
wilt     be    returned     upon   signing   of
The Department is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender
Deputy  Minister of  Public. Works
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria, R. C, March 8th. 1917.
Examination of applicants to fill, tho
position of Assistant Forest Ranger
will be held by the Lands Department
a.s follows:��� v
"Vancouver, April 11th and 12th: Alert
Bay, April 14 th; Shoal Bay, April 16th;
Campbell River, April 17th; Powell
River. April 13th"
For information regarding the ex-
nmin.ii.km and application forms apply
i" lhe District Forester, Vancouver SATURDAY, MARCH 24. 191".
It Is Hard To Hear When
You Do Not Speak Right Into
The Telephone
When you are telephoning, and your lips are
six or eight inches away from the mouthpiece,
the person you are talking to can hardly hear
you. The exhaustion as listening attentively to
a weak, incoming voice, is like trying to c?tch
every word spoken in a whisper. Under such
sircumstances, the true import of the message is
The telephone is built for actual conversation,
but to realize the full benefit the lips must be
close to the mouthpiece.
The farther away from the telephone you are,
the more difficult it is for the other person to
hear you.
South Vancouver Comments And Affairs
(It so ]>leascd liis majesty the editor tu print our previous record of
South Vancouver affairs with a footnote disclaiming any responsibility
for its form or the facts therein -n.t-
ed. Not content with saying readers
need nol take any notice of what was
said by the writer he  went on  to al-
itaih a fancy name to ns. Politicus,
indeed! Oh, well, one name is ai
good as another but we have this
much to say: If we wire as much of
a  politicuss as he  is.  we   would  be
|writing for a regular newspaper like
the Sun. I
divert attention from the fire hall
they turned on the waterworks and
found there a good election worker to
supply them with nil kinds <..���' facts. In
particular he found a by-pass, which.
ladies' and gentlemen, is something
like a by-path. It leads hi another
dir.-,-ii.,n. Iii tin, ease it was in-
t> nded to take the mindi of ihe raie-
payers off a three hundred dollar hill
for lumber.    Bennett  even  went  s.,
far as io make dark and mysterious
remarks about further developments.
Bpt a- an attention distractor it was
an awful fizzle.    One thing it did re-
���   -   t veal and that is  how good  a  thing  it
1 hu   South  Vancouver readers liavc I's >" '"' ;l faithful election  worker in
Week of March 26th
Presented by DOLLY CASTLE
Presenting "The Coral Cameo''
PRICES: Matinees, ISc; Evening, 15c and 25c.
Phone Sey. 3406
im doubt bein expecting something
{sensational to develop after the various hints aboul the "waterworks"
and by-passes and the terrible neglect and graft of ptcvious councils
which were accompanied with suggestions of possible prosecutions,
not to mention counter-suggestions
of libel suits. Unfortunately, as water has a knack of doing, it all went
flat. While it lasted tbe affair was
lively enough. The Province man
didn't like it a bit. That nice boy
with a big man's voice from the
NewsAdvertiser got ahead, of him
with thc story. Slor. 'is the right
word tliere because somebody came
to the News-Advertiser youth before
he got to print with the "st iry." and
told him the truth. "Shucks." he su-1.
"that   will   spoil  my  story.'
"But it's lhe truth." declared his informant.
"T'ell 'th the truth. I'm paid for
writing stories."
In this instance the Province man
wished thc people to get I lie facts so
he told the story the right way Up
Which was quite right, but the people were so much use',  i" ihe other
'kind of thing from hint  that  the  ef-
feet   was   hardly   notice,'.'de.
S" wc got busy, and here's as near
'as we could gel to the truth of the
matter. Evidently ihe new triple alliance, meaning Russell, Mengel and
Bennett (the company which finds
jobs   and     keeps   them     lor   f
Ward   II.
As regards    that  lumber    bill we
again   repeal.   "The   end   is   nol   yet."
::    t
This Weeks Interview
In an interview with an Oldtimer
iln- opinion was expressed to our representative that the affairs of the
municipality are in worse shape than
ever. Said the Oldtimer: "It's always bin the  same, if  we had a g 1
reeve we had a poor council and if
we had a good council wc had a poor
reeve. This year we got it bad both
S"iinds   like    Mike   Jay.   but   there
may be some truth  in   it.
Our Horticultural Society
This association which had an all
too successful start last year is now
settling to a nice little family affair.
The News-Advertiser man is perfectly satisfied with bis secretary and
the sercretary is perfectly .satisfied
with his vice-president and the president is just as will satisfied with
himself, so everybody is happy. AH
the kickers have gone and the society
will at least be assured ol ;i respectable funeral.
Is It Coming to This?
Stranger (arriving at scene of railroad wreck)���Cood heaven*! What
are you all waiting for? Why dofl't
you restue tlu pdise tt'ers?
Spokesman���we are .waiting 1.1
the   moving  picture   man.
A Laggard in That
There's      nothing      -bo.      about
"Oh,   i   don't, know:     She's   taken
about  thirty .wars  to  reach  the age
of twenty-four."
Didn t   Have   the   Heart
'I   understand   that   your   daughter
is going p, take music lessons."
"Not exactly," replied Farmer
ComtOSSel. "We haven't the heart
lo tell her that her voice sounds terrible, bo we're goin' to lun- a regular teacher to do it."���Washington
Visit the
(Between  Robson  and Smythe)
Can  It,  Indeed?
' I   say."  said,  the  i'iiuii\   man,  "can
you  name  an  animal     that   has    ..yes
but cannot  see. legs and cannol walk. I
but can jump as high as the dome of
St.   Paiil's:"
"We know nothing." they all -aid.
"we  give  it  up."
"A wooden horse." .-aid tile funny
man. "It lias eves but cannot see,
anil legs  but   cannot   walk."
"Yes." they yelled, "hut what
about it jumping as high as the dome
of St. Paul's?"
"Can the dome of St. Paul's
jump?"  sighed  the  funny  man.
lie was running a small provision
Store in a newly developed district,
and lhe big wholesale dealers found
him very backward in payment of his
They sent him letter after letter.
each more politely threatening than
the last. Finally they -cut their representative down to give hitu a last
chance. *X
"Xow,"   said   the   caller,   "we   must
ft   f.  ft ,
have a settlement!    Whv havw t you
The Last Council  Meeting I,,   us  allything?    Are  things
Principal business. Note irom Com-:,,.  ...
,-ade   Mengel  saying    he  won't  play     ..No    Everything going splendidly.
any more because  Pollock and Grim- Vou |lee(1...| w,,n.v     My ,,..���,,.,., ,,iu
men   are   rude  to  him.  Thinks   Reeve|guarantec   ,���,  all   right."
Rowlings ought to have slapped ihem
Through Tickets
issued   to    all   parts
of the world.
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
For full
particulars apply-
to any
C. P. R.
i                ii,*       Kow bugs ought to have siappcil them i     ......           . , ,,.,.������,���  .. .,,  .,..;,i  ���,,_������
ratepayers,   comrades.     and   election                     ,                          ���                                   I hen  \.h> ha.cut   von  pain  up.
,   "                   -ii'        i-n'bolh   hard   on     the   wrist   .two   times       ,.,,���  ., ,i,r. ,.   il.rmt_.nino
workers!   met alter  that  lumber  lull                    .                            .       .      ,     I       Well   you see    loose   threatening
.piece.     General   impression   is   that )eUerg  ,���- a              .,,  ......   ,,,,���.
iiiiutniiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiti! ii i'<'    ;. .' m*;,: "
Why do wc know poison will kill us? Because
we attach the effect to the cause.
Why do we know certain clouds mean rain?
Because rain is the effect which always follows
these phenomena,
When jitneys are allowed to compete unfairly
with the street railway, with much fewer obligations, the effect is not less sure but only harder
8      to recognize.
Every time you patronize the jitney or bv your
^ '
action prolong* its unfair competition, you dc-
jj     prive yourself or your successors in the future
jj     of some element of the street car service.
The measure of street railway service will darn      pend upon the entirety of your support.
m*i ._&������,, . '   .in .,
ffl m
"I say, keeper! I'm sure I hit that
bird. Didn't you sec thc feathers fly?"
Keeper: Ye.-,, sir, and they took the
bird  with  thcin.
A nevvlywed is suing for divorce
because he has discovered his wife
has a woode/i leg. Her lbve was indeed blind. ;
was paid and they decide,, that the
said bill bad not gone dour, as quietly as they had expected and Bennett
especially had to find something better than that "moral obligation" excuse because the critics remembered
where the lumber came from, i mr
patriot councillor bad not forgotten
military tactics, for once upon a time
be held a different opinion about
war, in fact had been a hero against
Brother Boer, but changed his mind
about war when our Brother German
started a row. A soldier knows that
when thc enemy attacks it is good
tactics to attempt a diversion by hitting back in another quarter. The
best thing to fight fire is water, so lo
the   patriot   comrade   is   peeved   be-U,   ,   ,-,_.,-   ,)(_el.   copy*lng   th,m   ,������
cause Rowlings is sitting at the head ld semUng ���...���- ,..���������; ,., a few ,u.
of the table in a seat which comrade  tomers ,,,��� nlv ow��� .A,���, ���.������., pay U1   (
J��d P'c**ed "m ""' himself. j..,.,, ...... ,M,,U.,- ,u.;l,-iy ;,,| oittstand
Pollock and Grimmett didn't tliink j ;���._, accounts. I was only holding
he was loyal enough to be chief mag-||,ac|{ because I felt sure there must bi
istrate. Maybe ihey are mistaken , fjna] |etter, and 1 wanted lo get thc
Didn't he    want  to  keep    open  the series complete."      '
khaki   home,   when     everybody   else  ���  ���  .
wanted it closed.    Wasn't that patri- Very Considerate
otic? "Mis-   N'orah,  if  it   wasn't  for  Tir-
nce O'Brien that do be coortin' ye
Dr. !���'. .Robbins urge- ihe abolition
of the pocket-handkerchief, because
it is a source of infection. But the
hanky is academic: the alternative is
I'd be after  bavin'  somethin'  to  say I
ye  tue. ill'  th'   night "
"It's very considerate ye are. Mr.
Mulligan, but did ve niver hear that
prisitu company is always accipted?'1
TIMBER  SAI.I*.   \ "Ml.
SEALED TENDERS will be r veft���
by   thc   Minister   ot   Lands   nol    later
than  noon  on the  82nd Uny  ot  March,   *
1017,   for   the   purchase  ot   I nee   X    .
680 i" cut 2,562,000 feet of Douglas '
i Ir.' ''.ilar. Hemlock. White Plrie and {
Balpam, situated nn Salmon Bay, Say
ward   District.
'two   cii   years   will   bc   allowed   fo
removal m  limber.
Further particulars nf the Chief F
ester,  Victoria,  B. C, or  Dletrlcl
eater, Vancouver, B. C,
She must have Food���
for her Armies in the Field   for her Workers in the Factory���in
the Munition plant   in the Shipyard    in the Mine.
Do You Know���
that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs
means that the World's reserve supply is
getting small ?
Do You Know���
that a world-wide famine can only be
averted by increasing this supply ?
Do You Know���
that a "food famine" would be a worse
disaster to the Empire and her Allies than
reverses in the Field ?
Yot Can���
help thwart Germany's desperate submarine thrust on the high seas.
You Can���
do this by helping to make every bit of
land in Canada produce���the very last
pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.
and Remember���
that no man can say that he has fully done
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to make it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and
Australia more than four times.
2625 MIUE>
Canada to Britain      -���-..-       -
6000 MILES
India & Argentina to Britain
Australia to Britain ���������_������__���
11500 Miles
"No matter what difficulties may
face us, the supreme duty of every
man on the land is to use every thought
and every energy in the direction of
producing more���and stUl more."
Martin BuntO���Minister of Africutture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subject relative to Farm
and Garden, to write���
uHje dttmoarn
Published evsry Saturday at 426 Homier Street. Vancouver
Telephone  Seymour 17C
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Nrw Zealand and other llritish l'oadesalona:
Pw-lai; . to American. Kuropean and other foreign countrla.
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The  Standard   will   be delivered   to any  addretia   in  Vare
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Member of the Canndlnn Press Aoaoelatlon.
The Standard, with which Is Incorporated the Saturda>
Chinook, circulates In Vancouver and the cities. towiiB, vll-
iMJ'.i and settlement* throughout British Columbia. In
politics the paper in independent Liberal.
Publishers The Standard Printers
Phone Seymour 9086
There is substantial wealth ami excellent credit behind
ihe Canadian government's war loan. The value of pro-
duction in Canada last year from field crops, forest-., mines
and fisheries was approximately $1,204,029,350, compared
wiih $i;82,908,<571 in 1915; Tlie details ior tlu- two years
are as follow, the figures fur 1916 being necessarily to
some extent an estimate of the Monetary Times, hut well
within the mark, as our previous estimates have shown':
1915. 1916,   .
Field   crops     $  K4l.(ifj��J.5lKl $   SU8.029.35O
Forests        172(880,000 190,000,000
i Miiics ��� ���....     137,1<��.171 17n.<V)ll,c,;tl
I Fisheries '       31,250,000 '36,01   ,000
We Write Insurance in Sound, Reliable Companies.  HI ''"''
Dow Fraser Trust Co.    "
122 Hastings St. West. McKay Station, Burnaby
Northern Security, Ltd.
Established 19QC-
529 PENDER STREET WE&T Seymour 1574
$1,182,9Q8,671    $1,204,^29,350
Production Nearly Doubled Since 1908
The value of production  (field crops,  mines,  fisheries
ami forest products) each year since 1908 has been as follows:
1908    $  703,590,000
1912     ���   ���      909,358,1 00
1913           9D7,3ill,O00
1914    |     .975,380,006
191?    >    1,182,908,671
1916       ���_..: .'.  1,204,029,350
The value of manufactured products last year is estimated at $2,000,000,000, compared wilh $1,392,000,000 in
1913. $1,400,0^0,000 ii: 191.1. and $1,110,000,000 in 1910.
 ���  ��lr��  ��	
Cauad.an manufacturers are making loys better than
those formerly imported from Germany. In many lines.
too, they are just as good as those bought ill the United
States.    Proof  of  these    assertions    was   found  at   tiie
The day should be speeded when merchandising in the
western provinces will be on a cash basis. This statement was made by Mr. Vert* C. llrown. superintendent
of the central western branches of the Canadian Bank of
Commerce, at a meeting in Winnipeg of ihe joint committee of commerce and agriculture, lie gave the meeting some signifiance statistics. There are S90 merchant*
trading at points where arc located the 150 odd branches
of the bank Mr. Brown represents in these tliree provinces!
Tbe conditions under which they are conducting business
are indicated by the following figures: Number on a cash
basis. 155; number Riving credit, 735. The 7.15 merchants
giving more or less credit report allowance of discounts
for cash, as follows 9 allow 1" per cent.; 1 allow S per
for cash, as follows: 9 allow HI per cent ; I allows S per
1   per lent.,  and  703 allow   no discount.    Tliere
second annual Canadian toy fair, which closed in Toronti
last   week;.    Dolls'  beads,  which  previously   came  from|qUentiy |jttlc encouragement to (In- farmer to pay casl
Germany, are now being made by several manufacturers
here.    Tliey   are   durable,   well-colored and   few   German
heads will find their way to this market again.   A Quebec
province firm is making paper tnachc rocking hprsesi a
Credit is too common in Canada. As a nation, we must
cultivate a more wholesome respect fur cash payments.
Paper has  its place; cash has. too.
SHAUGHNESSY/' HEIGHTsY-lO-roomcd   House,
on   19th   Avenue.'  Two   fireplaces,. Hardwood
,   floors.    $40X10 per month.        \
KITSILANO; ��� Several six and seven-roomed
Houses.'' '$15.00 per month. \
SUITES, Alma Court, 2224 Alberta Street.Nfhree
and four rooms. All modern. $8.00 to $15.00
per mouth.
FURNISHED. ��� Beautiful 10-roomed suburban
home. 5 blocks from car. Six months. $25.00
per month.
Nineteen hundred and sixteen was the greatest year in
Canadian trade, the exports for the first time passing $1,-
000,000,000, and aggregating $1,112,445,002 of merchandise,
as against $653,488,412 in 1915, a gain of 70 per cent, linns of merchandise totaled $766,726,891, as against
$450,547,774 in 1915, a gain likewise of 711 per cent. The
following table, compiled by the Canadian Hank of Commerce, shows the imports and exports of merchandise and
coin and bullion In the past two calendar years:
Imports. 1916. 1915.     *
.Merchandise    $  766,726,891    $405,547,744
Coin   and  bullion .,       37,352,622       21,275.888
Total   imports         804,079,513     47I.S23.662
Canadian   produce   ^ ..
Foreign   produce    	
Total   merchandise,
Coin  and   bullion   	
Total   experts    .. .
I,09l,706.4(\     614.129,845
20,738,599       39.358,567
1.112,445.002     653,488,412
. I96.46S.416      128.337,710
 $1,308,913,418   $7'S1.S26,122
--���     f      I	
credit fo the toy industry.   The paper mache is produced j COWICHAN    LAKE    CLAIMS    REPORTED  SOLD
in  Johette,  Quebec, and  the  finished  horse  in  Victoria-
ville.    France and Germany    were    previously the only     According to Mr. Arthur Bernstein, of A   F, Bernstein
countries, making the toy.    Six months and  the loss ofU 0,   Vancouver,   this firm lias made an important min-
several thousand dollars were involved in experiments to  ;ng ,u..lK  BelJil]g  ,,, ���,,   Britigh  A,���,.,,���..,���  r,,.,.���.,.  (������    ,.f
produce this  Canadian-made  rocking-horB?,    During   the Seattle,  ten  claims  mar  Cowichan   Lake  on   Vancouver
second  sis  months'  period,  52,000    were  shipped  t" all' I slant!
parts nf Canada.    Mr,  Paul Tourigny, who is interested I    The'property, sun, Mr.  Bernstein, ha- he, examined
in  tins  industry, tells, with  typical   French  polish, ol  his Lm]   ,,..������.���,!  ,������,���  by   viscount  di   Villa,  a   well  known
efiorlsand success in making a better looking horse i! a:; J ,.,;���;,,���  ..,���,;���..,,, ,..;,,, j9  now j���  Seattle arrailgjng  f ,
tlie Germans used to send here.   Tin: ll,.,, rocking-horse s|..pmc���.   of ma hinery  to proceed  to '.he  property,    it
had a block  bead,    a cow belly    am!  a  general    air    o: .;,���,,.   ,.x.���.,.,.���,,,���   ,,,.���     B|���*pmcnts     yvill  be  commenced
Prussianism,    The  Quebec province rocking-horse  is    a witl;in ,.s,, ���..,..,..,  ,im.(. j,  ;, ciaimej  t|iat*ore rnnni  -
proud animal, ol  good  looks and  modeled  after  nature.   f|..,���. fj.... ���, ..,.,,., ]K.. ,,,,,,  ,.���.,.���.,. ;, .,,..;,., a,.,iUlU, ,,..,
It  has.   however, 'disproportionate   forelegs.    This     Mr.  a ......... ,������ .,..,,, ...... ge,til]g ,,���, ,;|,   ,., .
Tourigny regrets, but   tin-  toy market insists up n  that      M|.   ,;,.,.,,������.;,, ���,.,���.,, ,.���.��� ,,���. ,,ri,.. ,,���,. ,-,,, ,������.. ,,.,.-
clepartvjre from nature, because tlu- children  then believe   .vag v;��, ; | t (l    . t was .11 fagi.    This would be one of the
they are gelling a bigger horse than they arc paying for. j larges, cash'payments ever known in  British Columbf
Dolls and rocking-horses are but two examples ol the
enterprise of Canadian toy manufacturers. The department of trade and commerce at Ottawa i- t" be com
mended for its interest iu the industry and in the Canadian toy fairs. The manufacturers are doin& well, lint
are the jobbers doing their part to encourage the Canadian toy industry? They practically control tlie consumers'
purchases. Were flic jobbers lo decide to buy only United
States loys they could probably put the Canadian toy
manufacturer nut of business or at least give him a difficult road. There seems to be a tendency to faultfinding
instead of encouragement on lhe part of the toy jobbers.
There appears to bc a disposition to keep manufacturing
profits at tbe minimum and commissions al tbe maximum.
The toy jobbers continue to place in New York large
orders which might well remain in Canada. This is scant
encouragement of the Canadian toy industry.
Have proved their Safety and Stability as a
Profitable Investment.
We offer a variety of thoroughly safeguarded
bond issues, sold to net 6'/i per cent, to 7'i per cent.
Consult our Bond Department by letter or in person.
Canadian Financiers Trust Co.
Head Office: 839 Hastings St. West, Vancouver, B.C.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
For lhe whole of Canada the average value of farm land
held for agricultural purposes, whether improved or unimproved, and including the value of dwelling houses,
stables and: other farm buildings, is approximately $41
per acre, as compared with $40 last year. The average
values by provinces are as follows: Prince Edward
Island, $39; Xova Scotia. $33.6; Xew Brunswick, $29.4;
Quebec. $52; Manitoba, $32; Saskatchewan. $23; Alberta,
$22; Hritish Columbia, $118.5. In the last named province
the higher average is due to orcharding and fruit growing.
Average Wages of Farm Help
The average wages paid for farm help during 1916 have
leached a higher level than in any previous year for which
returns have been collected. For the whole of the Dominion tlic wages per month during the Bummer, including
board, averaged $43.23 for male and $22.46 for female
lelp, as compared with $37.10 and $211 in 1915. For the
year 1916. includin,-; board, the wages averaged $397 for
males and $22S for females, as compared wilh $341 and
$200 in 1915.
The average wages paid iu the province of llritish Co-
jl.imiiia was $49>'o and $2S.f)6.
Average Value of Live Stock
I'mul: ihe numbers ol live stock a- estimated lasi June
and the awri-ie values now returned, the total value of
the farm animals of' Canada may be estimated at $798,-
544,000, as compared wilh $746,246,000 in 1915. lhe values
of each description being as follows: Horses. $374,831,000
as against $370,378,000 in 1915; milch cows. $181,813,-
IK1D as against $164,224,0(30; other honied cattle. $170,254,-
IMMI as against $151,477.01.0; siieep, $20,588,000 as against
$16,225.0110 and swine $51,058,000 as against $43,942,000.
The splendid results of tbe first and second war loans
and tbe excellent prospects for thc oversubscription of the
third loan now offered, not only enhance Canadian credit
in lhe international money markets but also give the people of Canada a greater measure of financial self-reliance.
The country knows well that it is capable of doing a lii
tie lending, hesides a lot id borrowing. An achievement
which has meant the subscription of two dollars for every
dollar asked for by tbe government, is notable.
With the $300,000,000 subscribed through the two war
loans, the per capita subscription is approximately $40.
A number of small investors subscribed to the previous
two loans but the majority of the rank and file have yet
to be reached. Debenture stock issues, convertible into
war loans ,and war savings certificates are beginning to
attract the smaller investors in greater numbers. If $80
per capita instead Of $40 were subscribed to war loans it
would represent war loan subscriptions of $600,000,000,
Even in the event of these loans reaching sueh an amount
in due course, tbe subscription of $80 per capita to war
loans should not be an impossible task. The sum of $200.
000.000 has already been loaned to tbe Dominion government in war loans and the present loan will increase tin*
totaf to $350,000,000. Tn addition, we have facilities for
raising funds in thc United States. Tbe hope is reasonable, therefore, that the war will be in its closing Stages
before Canada has lo raise a total of war loans equal to
$80 per capita.
Aside from the patriotic phase, tin' Canadian war bonij
is an excellent investment. Dominion bonds, in point Of
merit, rank ahead of all other Canadian issue.-. Our credit
in ihe United Stales i- better even than thai i f Great
llritain. Xo one in Canada or. for lhat matter, anywhere
else, doubts the stability of the borrower. Canada will be
able to meet the interest on its war loans, past, present
and future, without any difficulty. Ojlr shores are free
from the invader and. thanks to' the British ivavy, a"
likely to be. While the Dominion i> prosecuting its share
t>i lhe war vigorously, those-who are staying at home are
seeing that greater production is achieved from the soil
and  from   natural  resources.
However   pessimistic   the   passing   phases   of   tile   great
war may be inclined occasionally to make US, no one wh
analyzes tlie available facts, can doubt ultimate victory or
fail  to  have well-seasoned optimism  in  lhe  future of this
Dominion, of the Hritish Empire and of their securities.
Members of the University of Michigan Club of Detroit, who have long felt lhat the University of Michigan
is not getting its fair share of students from Detroit and
Michigan, have inaugurated a plan to establish a loan
fund from which money will lie advanced to young me'i
who desire to attend tiie university, who need assistance
tn gel through school. There will be nothing ill the
nature of a gift, as lhe borrower will be asked to pay a
fixed rate of interest, and will give his note to repay the
money within a stated time. ��
"I waul P�� see cheques hurtling through the air���fired
from every city, town, village and hamlet throughout the
land���fired straight into the entrenchments of the
enemy."���David Lloyd George.
"As you look for peace, for reparation, and for security,
so lend freely to the inmost of your power."���Right Hon.
Reginald  McKenna.
Tin- banks regard the Dominion war bonds as excellent
collateral for loans to MO or '��> per cent, of their market
"Canada fights as splendidly in the financial area as in
the stricken field. No acknowledgment    could be higher.
Thc Canadian banks have subscribed sixty million dollars to the "Victory War Loan." General returns of the
war loan indicate that the number of subscriptions will be
about the same as in the case of the war loan of 1916.
Dispatches received by tbe department of finance from
Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg and otber cities indicate
that the subscriptions are quite up to expectations. The
subscriptions of thc individual banks are as follows;
Bank of Montreal, $8,700,000; British North America
$2,700,000; Commerce, $8,150^000; Dominion Bank. $3,-
300,000; Hamilton, $1,650,000; Hochelaga, $2,000,000; Im
iperial Bank, $3,800,000; Merchants' Bank, $3,800,000;
Molsons' Bank, $2,200,000; National, $1,100,000; Nova
Scotia, $3,600,000; Northern Crown, $800,000; Ottawa
$2,200,000; Provincial, $600,000; Royal Bank, $7,000,000
Standard, $1,800,000; Tosonto, $2,000,000; Union, $2,270,-
000; Home. $1,070,000; Sterling, $650,000; Weyburn
"The government confidently appeals to the Canadian
people to support this loan, and thus further demonstrate
the strength, unity and solidarity of the Empire, and our
invincible determination to prosecute the war to a victori-
ious conclusion,"���Sir Thomas White, Canada's finance
-."Help The Boys ��� Keep The Old Flag Flying -:
--:>-'*��"��jp^ SATURDAY, MARCH 24, 1917
Sir Charles Tupper, Builder of Canada
"The Life and Letters of Sir Char-1
Us Tupper, Hart, K.C.M.G.,, Edited
1 y E. M. Saunders, D.D., Frederick
Stokes Co., Xew York Cily, 2 volumes, $7.50.
The Canadian Prime Minister, the
kt. Hon. Sir R, L. Borden, who
writes an introduction to this biography, says oi his predecessor in
ihis post that his career as a public
man was "indissolubly associated
with confederation."Sir Wilfrid Laurier, speaking on an historic occasion
in the Westminster Palace liul m
London   in   1910,   told   the   unprccc
���at  times���of  Canadian  interests,  in
order that amity between Great Brit-
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ lain  and  the  United  Slates  might  be
ed   thc   basis  of  racial  and  religious    '''' '
toleration within tbe province, de- . Wh,ch rcmark 'l*"llr*'ll> '��"-��� *"
mocratized the system of support of the ,ur,lu-r *-'-"���������'���<���'��������� ��'i*t "��<-' "f �����������
the schools, aided expansion of Ihe ImoSt ������esting chapters ol this bio-
intercolonial   railway     syslem,     and I ���<ra''ll>' ,s ",al *vhich  has  *'* '*" "i,h
R. L. 5.
Committed  himself  to a  plan  of  federation  of the maritime provinces.
Especially    noteworthy    was    his
identification during the first years
of his political career wilh schemes
of railway building and federation of
the provinces and colonies. I'or
it was on these two phases of provincial, national and imperial evolution lhat he was t" dwell hence
. i forth,   his   profound    interest    III   ibt
.anted  assembly  "f   veteran   or   high-j
played   Canadians   present,   that    |)e one cause leading him while Sir John
spoke his own and his countrymen's leading bm. with Sir Job,, A. Mac-
< " ir judgment win-,, he said that next donald's liege lieutenanl to join witli
to S,r l"hn A. Macdonald, "the man cxtner far-visioncd men (capitalists,
who did mosl to bring Can;..!, into;engineers and statesmen) in proud-
* veteran states-Mn8 u;t'"' a1"' mean- ior construe-
Sir Charles I'm- ''"" ''' ''"' Canadian Pacific Kail
���'art. leaders i I :'":"' and for lying the British pos.
the Dominion today agree about the sessions together with suitable ca-
rank of the  Nova  Scotian as   istate b,e hv'k* -""J  shipping  lines.    Inter-
_1 0r esl in the other greal problem ol
>1]l( rtate. namely federation of lesser po-
..0i_Jlitical unit- for sake of nationalism
avail-1 al1<l imperial unity, made him ardent
., ..i.l for Confederation that created the
debate  lasting
confederation is tl
man on my li ft,
per,"    Here the tv
builder;   and   atyro     in   appra
men   iouhl   hardly   fail   of   the
conclusion  after  reading  thesi
nines.      h'or which the materia
able   for   the   biographer   lias   ...���^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
�������>�� Lien handled by him with  the Dominion  followin
. i from 1864 t" 1867; and lati
. j either a cabin, i minister i ii
��� : commissioner   or   ;l   premie
the Fishery Commission of 1886-88,
I on which Sir Charles served as Can-
|adian representative, having for his
Hritish associate Mr. Joseph Chamberlain. The confidential c irrespon-
delice which passed between Prime
Minister Macdonald and Sir Charles.
and between Sir Charles and Mr.
Chamberlain, while the negotiations
were under way in Washington, is
full of illuminating sidelights on ihe
characters of the writers ami of men
officially connected witli tin- commission's work, some of them stationed
iu London, some in Ottawa, and some
in Washington. How distinct was
lhe impression left upon the Hritish
ami Canadian commissioners that
\, ilitics of a no: ,��� erlofty son -hailed the final hostile verdicl of the
Senate on what tnne has since pro-
ounced was a .singularly fair product of negotiations, i- made clear.
Both the immediate and ultimate cf-
books of "Travel" and the "Child's
Garden of Verses." One can imagine him a pale little invalid in bed.
roaming in fancy over the pleasant
hills and dales of counterpane and
we may believe that his contentment
then was due .in part to the germinating love of mental pleasures and
in part to the sweet influences of
his mother friend and of his faith-
il     nurse.   Alison'    Cunningham,   I
Sydney; and in the quiet seclusion of
his kindly though pathetic exile he
found much leisure for his art. Indeed it was there, though far iron
the heather and the bonny blue bells,
lhat be wrote bis finest Scottish
tales, Calriona and the fragment
"Weir of llermiston," which he did
not live to finish.
He  became much attached to anil
beloved by the Samoan natives whose
fei i oi
^ir  Cha
s'  share  in   the  ne-
his  repu-  Stev,
appreciation    of    Robert   Louii
whom   he  dedicated   beautiful   lines   inl political   cause   he   championed   in   b
bis later years* hook,   "A   Foot-Note   to   History,"   s
"In time he entered lhe academy '""lk which gave needless offence to
and the university, but in neither did the German government of the day.
he show devotion to a set curriculum, The natives had fondly given him the
though he wa- alread) giving evi name of Tusitala (the story teller),
dence of a  literary bent   in  his  con-  Within   two  days  of  bis  death,  and
tributions   i agazines     and   in   a  still   in   unconquerable   spirits,   writ-
wondefful power and charm ol  con-  ing to Mr. Edmund Gosse he said:
versation;   and   it   was   a   happy   co-        "'May   you      write     many      more
incidence   that,   through   his   father's  ; ks   as   good   as   this    one���only
position  m  Edinburgh  society he had there is on$ thing    impossible.    You
frequent  opportunity  of  meeting  the  can   never   write   another   dedicatio
mosl distinguished nun  in lhe city of  that  can   give   the   same   pleasure   to
that day, including  Prof.  Blackie, Sir the  vanished  Tusitala-'
Douglas   Maelagan,  Dr. John   Brown     "Though   doubtless   referring   only
and     the     well-known     artists,   Sir   ,,, hi- absence    it proved    to be thv
Daniel  Mai nee  and  Mr.  Sam   Bough,   warning   ju-t   before   the   -iriking   of
"lii-   mother's  health  aud  his  i .��� .n   ������,     )..   ,.  ....,;  ,,   ni,i-i   ' ., ,   been   tn
��� ,i ���    d  the  family  to be  often  away,    is  sorro   i  .    widow   a   memorj   i
wintering   in   So:-;      Europe ing] ndness  ari(J lender  ;
England   and   Stevenson   himself   was {that hi     as -track do
it   all   llie
vitli  Mr. Cham-
Mr.   W.   R.   Dunlop, a   frequent   t
^member    of    the    Vancouver  Vaga-
i bonds Club.
craftsmanship of an expert (and
seqticutly some of thc chapter- arc
'.���rudely put i igcther), nevertheless
the facts of a long, extraordinarily
varied civic career are
md there are em ���'���'���-1 let
papers and quota! ii ns
rtant speeches to make
t" i in '\\ the mind of the
ry leader. Canadian i 1 igh
ter.    Premier   and   gcntlt
rlain  in  lurtl
ctive   am
et  forth,
i r-.     . la:
an  ol
_ir   i
The   first   chaptet
public career  had a provincial  ba
ground,   Nova   Scotia;   but   tin    ;
lie played  there  in  challenging
defeating   lh"   famous    Joseph    II,
through   sheer   forensic   power
superior political courage, was an
dex   of   his    -id,-   quelll    career.
registered  the  entrance   into  Cai
an   political   life   of^a   prnpagan
and   party   leader   with    a    it
capacity   for   combat,   debatii
er  and  inspirational  effect.   Nol
did the young physician  turned i
tician  give   the  Conservative   part
new lease
,f  the  coloni
with tli - n "i'
To say I ii i ->
���. 11
in    lhe    side     ���
er   co-operati
,:,. ii   oilier   an
ey  both ;.
:   i radej
of    the
ed   at  a '
At  the  C
7.  Mr.
I at a
t meal   ll       ie     ,.
i the rights of a in
nation   or  thai   In- i
!���    or   fa .vning   when
s   special   i"'   tiatoi
, II
' h     i iograp
ar Charles ver;
power,  but   he  broaden-J (.'bark
Sir   Charles    km
my   man.   howe i
lie began while . .ova
. t , make lii- n ' ird as
officials sent oui from
"ri'ijueutly he resisted
successfully the efforts of British
officials to administer policies dealing with Canada, so as to work injustice, and the correspondence of
this volume is illuminating in the
light it shed- .ui the opinions of both
Sir John A. Macdonald and Sir \
Tupper.   as   to   the   surrender j
to b
bj   one   of   the   lcadin.
i, dists   of   the   Domii
be   a   political   Eacl  r.
reply to the tharges .
i If tlie man the reai
pression  "i a  person;
aide,   very   loyal   to
causes  in  which he le
willing   I"  under
mforts  and   strai
(Continued on l'.
r lh
m our own
.,.- a.,_..,! to ar . ,1 .armed
Sir Charles' lifted when tliey
1-,, i, given. ; itials U.L.S.. and although
er ;ets an im- of Robert Louis Stevenson
lily very like- longs to the world il ma;
riends and to dutiable i ,r Scotsmi n to ta
lieved and able pride in tllis brilliant prodi
:o all sorts oflinburgh. the modern Al
a-   in   response  view   ol   his   heroic.   I le-l<
Her  at   other   inter-  gaily to ch    r her out of a
the   while   active! '      '< ugl '
-y   pursuits   to   which   lie   was  her.    It  is  saiil he  was  gallantly as-
mtirely de oti ���'.. bul in 1867 the ��� '   "' ,: '
bi came i i ttli I it   ; ng    a   salad,        en    si
.-:, | j..,..     tl '  ��� to his '
r ,       ���., nbui ���', ��� laiiin':.  ' -' '< "'-   >' :<"      :
iton  Cottage  in  the  Pentla
titer of whi :
ion  on  the author, as i
tings, nol t the a
'     11 ever, that ,   ��� essj li to 1
Id   cuttins tbi ' mti   i
... .��� : i-
limal firy ary   s
'   '    lifi   are aptly figm
an cmi ! line: wrote
  tl which     the
cxDcrienc*��  which   he |ong;11g for the open ait
; .     : im even inl > d.
ileVary   :: X^ff
ie li
������     ; :
..: ive
As iron
\   brotl
An Ider
ai   agi   ���: 'lie 113
r���vet     though
Keep up the
Food Sui
and He]	
Make Victory
I AM assured that
my people will respond to every call
necessary to the success of our cause���with
the same indomitable
ardour and devotion
that have filled me with
pride and gratitude
since the war began."
His Majesty Kino George
I gie   wilh   insidious
should   command   111
ing respect; in view
versatility   of   Ins
least  an
,ur   h
��� ol  the
work   in
rn    am!
Vouth  shall  grow   great
;e and anil  free
l,e,   at   |*jut Age must  still deca*
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^Bal|,T"ini,rrmv the
excite more  literary admiration, even England ami  yesterday."
while we may recognise the defects of
his  quality; and  may  1  say.  in  view
of the pathos of his association  will
these    Pacific   shores,   every    one   ii
this and other reading circles in thesi
provinces   must   surely   have   a   dee]
touching  interest     in   this  great     li
that was cut off all too si
the  Gods love, die young.
Tllis 1"' tin   vi rsi   '     :
Here he lie. when I ���
Home i- the sail r, h,
,:     thi   hunter In me
j    "And   thus,   like   Moses   on
\'ebo,   ' ������   passed  away   en   ��� n
into  an  even  richer  literary  hi
for which his previous > > ars    a
pared,  both  him  and  the  world
who skilfully nursed him- Stev,
OUR soldiers must be fed; the people at
home must be fed. And���in spite of
Germany's murderous campaign to
cut off the Allies' Food supply, by sinking
every ship on the High Seas���an ample and
unfailing flow of food to England and
France must be maintained.
This is National Service-
Not to the Farmer only���
But ta YOU   to everybody���
This appeal is directed
_   son's
"Wh .attitude to women in general was al-
I lo i waiys courteous but never enthusiastic:
know whether this Creek saving is and il "U1-v be i*'*e*T<-<- tha' ''"* l"':*l,h
to be interpreted that such die early and the ideal '" womanhood winch he
lor that they are maintained in per- S"! from hls ,n",her mad<* hin' Pe"
lennial youth until the time of death;M'-"-* bent on close affinity ..1 any
but for our purpose it is immaterial; *--e relationship be might afterwards
in both senses the saying might well I'"���''������ ��' '-"- Benuine v""*h "' ������*'��
be applied t<> our author, for he was
taken   away   ere   the     mid   prime   of
"lu   San   Francisco he  became
otisly ill through the devoted lendin, '  .._��.,	
of a sick child in'the  house in  whicl THE   HEROISM   OF   A   NATIVE
he   lived;   but   il   brought   him   an   e.\ SON
cedent wife in the person of the lad*, ' .   .
' '      Never  mum  me  boys:  get  me   on
the    way   back."
These were the last winds uttered by I'te. Charles Elmer Warwick, a native son of New West-
ninster, a- he fell, mortally  wound-
manhood, yet exhibited! the childlike spirit to the very end. 1 cannot
hope, in the time at my disposal to
take you over all the Stevensonioll
gardens; and indeed I do not think
il  the  object   of   this  address   that     I
f   liis   wife   no   belter   testimony   can
be found than his own:
"Trusty,  dusky,   vivid,   true
With eyes oi gold and bramble  dew
Steel-true   and   blade-straight
The great artificer
Made my mate.
ed   by   the   explosion   of   a   high   explosive   shell   which   burst.near   him
tished across No Man's Land.
(Section* :t�� mill   l:!,)
should acl merely'as a record, nor is j ���������"���"���'��� an8er' ,;,l"r' '
it   of  greal   moment,   perhaps,   that   I  A   '"'*'   that   life   *'""M   n**vcr   ''
should try to: for if we know whereP6"*1 'i"l"oh "r evi*  stir'
the   choice   blooms   an���and   I   think The  ml-lu-x   mastcr
that   most   of   us   do���we   have   only  Gave  ,0  lu'r'
to   enter     through     the   ail,
1 where   in,  Cerberus    will  Id
Teacher,   under   comrad
ie.    wife,
the   perfumes   and
farcr true through lifi
Heart whole
WE must unite as a Nation to SERVE
���to SAVEand to PRODUCE. Men,
women and children; the young, the middle
aged and the old���all can help in the
Nation's Army of Production.
EVERY pound of  FOOD  raised, helps
reduce tlie cost of living  and adds to
the Food Supply for Overseas.
PLANT a garden���small or large.  Utilize
your own  back yard.     Cultivate the
vacant lots.    Make them all yield food.
OMEN of, towns can find no better
or more  important  outlet for their
For information on any subject relating
to (he Farm and Garden, write:
Department of Agriculture
energies than  iri  cultivating  a  vegetable
Be patriotic in act as
well as in thought.
i       i
Use every means available--
Ovtylook nothing.
will   1       ^^^^^
while   the   beaten   tra
and   refresh   our   memories
main  facts of Pis  life,    lie
in   Edinburgh   in   1850.    On
lernal     side   he     canii
whicl,   f
Dominion Department of I
Re Application Nn. ;ini:n  t.
TAKE   NOTICE that application  lias
been     mad.'     in    register     WILLIAM
FRANCIS SECORD ns miner In Cee un-
0>i' a Tax Sale Deed from Collector of
il,e   Corporation   "f   tee     District     of
South Vancouver, bearing date the 21st
day et  October, 1916, nl all nnd slngu-
lai  thai certain parcel or tract ot land
iniiil  prefniaes  situate,  lying  anil  being
lin   Hi.    Municipality  of  S,,utli   VKneou-
; v,r, nun.   particularly known ana described   a.-   l.,,t   21.   Block   1".   Dlstriet
; L,,i   667,   Map   No.   946S     v.,,.   are   required  to contest the claim of the I , *
purchaser within i*> days in,m ilie date
,,l   ih..   service  uf  till.-   notice   (wh ch
may be effected hy publication for "ne
month   in   a   newspaper   published   in
Vancouver), and your attention is .allied 1,, Section 36 ,,> the "Land ReglHtry
I Act" with amendments, end to the roi-
low inn   extract   therefrom;
"and in del',,ul 1 ni' a caveat ,,r certificate ,,r lis pendens being filed before
ihe registration as owner of il," person   entitled   under  sn h   l.,t   sale,   ntl
persons   si,   served   with   notice.
end those claiming   hrouorh or under
them,   and   al   persons   claiming   any
interest  in the lam1 bv virlu.i of any
unregistered Instrument, and .,,; per
s,,ns   claiming   any   Interesl   in   in.,
land   by   descent   win-.,   litle   is   not
registered   under   n  i<,.���.s   of
this   Act   Bhall   be   I'or
^^^^^^^^^ U  and   d,'bared   from   I
bad   al-lamong   the   South   Sea   Islands;   one I    claim to or In respeel
sold    lor   taxes,   and
i'  august   bather
Cave to inc."
"Shortly after  his
I way-   and   inhale
I pick   the   flowers
"My   chief     tin,unlit,   not   my   uillj
aim  tonight,  will be  to elireel  attention  to some features ,,1  Stevenson'sI    "Shortly after his mam;
work  which  closely  affcel  our  liter- he   'be,',   in   Bournemouth,   England,
ary  culture;  bm   before  doing   -.  it in   the   hope   that   ihe    warm   south
well     lo   follow     f.,r   a   little  might  enable  him  I"  remain   In   England   and   so  be   within   reach   of  liis
literary friends iii  I.on,Ion and Edinburgh;   bul   it   was   in t   to  be.  and   in
company   witli   hi-   wife   and   mother
came     of  a   familv'he   took   a   limn   voyage    in   a   yacht
v. ith
^J;^..,rrL,",ri;r,^]-t1r,^^.^��i^ ��| si^isas^.^,^^
uch literary mat
ne at
���,,,,  th0Hg.,  a    keen  disappointment|Vailima    in  Samoa,    the  climate  of
to his father to find him unwilling *.
follow     the   family     tradition
shall register lhe pe
sueh   ia*
er estopped
1, . up any
the land ""
. ' ��� '-i.-irtr
, ntltled un
I made   I'or
which   suited   bin,   admirably   and  thc |Wtlenl^tt��(-l*^^-p^Nyra;si
1   Indefeasible
,d  Ian-Is. in
"liis'beauties of which he loved to tell.   In
mother was a daughter of the lv,"
Dr. Balfour of Colinton, and hence
the frequency of the surname in
Stevenson's works, and, on the principle that contrast promotes union,
the home atmosphere in which our
author passed his formative years
was ideal; for while his father, resolute in mind and body, had much of
the strength of Puritan reserve, yet
with tlie Itendernes which befits a
strong man, hi.s mother bad the win-
. somencss of manner which helps to
1 adjust a  true balance.
"Louis   lor   l.my as  he  was  fondly
I called)   was   delicate   from     infancy;
[and   to   this   otherwise   unhappy   fact
wc   owe   much   of   the   fine   work   he
has  left   us,   including   bis   delightful
Vailima lie made bis home for the
remaining' few years of his life, and
much   in   the   open   air.     for   he   wa
CORD:   and   when
the   till''   It   apear
27th   day   of   .Inly.
which   ih'--   ���'*al<1
overdue taxes), yo'
owner   thtrei"''
lhat   prior   i<
., 1 .   tthi   >'���"'���
remaining  few  years  of his  life, ami  jW&X"). vou' we,- \i,-  "a- --*���'
much   in   the   open   air,     lor   niwas| owner   fh��eof. xim,-r,   i;,.,t   at
(ond   of  gardening,   varying  1"sV,*l>; Lr^.^-Ume 1  $_ll>ecl  regislra-
by   occasional   trips   to   Honolulu  and   tlP���    in   pursuance   ,>���     -a;  ,;r '|n1...
~~���~ ��� ,easible  lltle  to  in N,(.!S aECOHD,
name  of   ^ n;Vi.��   nnd    nrosecute   the
onless    vou    take    ��M    ''r.   ,.,...k   ,-.,���-
��5elb ffeoh^pc
unless   you    take   auu    ,.,.,......
proper proceedings '0 estahliah yeur
el-aim, if any, to the said. audi, or
to   prevent   s,,eh   proposed   action , on.
mv  part.
Dated at the Lund negistry Of;N<*e.
Vancouver. B.C��� this 17lh day 'uf.c.TJnv-
emher.   A.D.   1916.
District Registrar of Tit'us.
Tn   Miss   A.   <?.   BllllnKB.
This   f'ompany   intends   applylnB   to \\
ii,"    Registrar   ot    loint   Stock   Com-   A.
panics    for   approval ' of. changing   its
name to Mill aud Mine Supplies Ltd.
6 *w. !   II:
Wkt Mmbwfo
SATURDAY.  MARCH 24.  1917.
Wm. Dick talks
about Underwear
Wm. Dick's is an all round store for men. He has everything, and
he carries enough so a man can go in and find what be wauls.
He'll find a lot of different things in each price.
Take Underwear. Wm. Dick has more uuderwiyr iu his two stores
than has any other four shops.    He goes in strongly for Stanfield's.
lie knows as well as you do that this is lhe best underwear for men
made in Canada.    It has the stuff in il that makes it wear, and il is
knitted  to fit.     It doesn't  shrink  oul  of shape and get so light a
man can't get his leg into it every lime it is washed.
Ile  has Stanfield's Underwear at  $1, $1.25. $1.50 and up  to $.1 a
In Balbriggan Underwear
you'll find he has everything possible for a store to have, from the
light real summery garments at 75c a suit on up through the line
at $1, $1.25. $1.50 a suit. You may have any of these suits in combination. Lots of men would rather wear combinations. The price
is the same.
The Greatest Clothiers in the Great West
Two Big Stores for Men
33,  47  and  49  HASTINGS  STREET  WEST
Oldest and largest storage concern  in  Western  Canada.    Silver  Vaults
for the storage of valuables.   Special even-temperatured  Piano  Rooms.
Absolutely fireproof.   Give ns a call today, Sey. 7360.
Security   Fireproof   .Slorugc   nnd
MovIiik  Co.   Limited.
Plione   Sey.
"'The most delicious Tea I ever
It's a blend of the best high-
grown teas, delicious, fine and
It Always
We Protect Our Customers
In llie elaborate precautions we take in pasteurizing, clarifying and
bottling Sou-Van Milk our customers are fully and faithfully protected.
Everything we can possibly do lo safeguard the health of thc babies
and children who drink Sou-Van Milk���the parents too��� is done���
everything that conscientious dairymen, who recognize their responsibilities to the people of Vancouver is successfully accomplished with
the aid of our scientific and sanitary dairy apparatus and machinery.
You are entitled to a trial bottle of this excellent milk. Phone Fair.
2624 or ask one of our drivers.
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
VANCOUVER     -    B.C.
Medical : Surgical : Maternity
Rates  from $15.00 per week
Classified Advertising
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, 48
Hasting* St E., and 782 Granville
Street. Vancouver, B. C
wanted te dean and repair at the
factory, 43* RICHARDS STREET.
. :._j, ,
Not until lhe beginning of the  I'.u-
indeed,   not   until   some
SEALED   TENDEBB   will   be   received   .���������.    ......
by   the   Minlwler  Of   LhikIs   not   Inter:ru|,u"   v'iI'
than  noun un ihe 2nd    duy ur April, I time   thereafter,    did   the  people
1S17,     for   the   pureliaae     of   Licence   ,_,        ,      ,
X   H10,   to   cut     320   cordK     of   Kir   and   Ca    >    I ""
Hemlock, on 'in area adjoining X
six  (i;> month* win be allowed for
removal  of  timber
Further    "artlculars    of  ihe  Chief I Dominion
KiircHtei'.   Victoria,   It.   >'.,  or     District I
forester, Vancouver, H. t\
������WATER   AIT.   1011."
Before <���������- Hourd of Lnveillaatlon
fullv awakened t"
���*s'the necessity of utilizing, lo their
fullest extent, tli" la'.ent and unde-
vetooed agricullur..! lesotlrces ni the
With lhe realization that
England could not. for tbe time being al least, look lo Russia for any
portion of her wheat supply, and thai
importations from ln<_jia, and even
the United States, were more difficult to obtain because oi tbe greatly
in the .Matter of lllg Creek, Britannia
Creek, Canyon Creek, Chaster Creek,
Clowhi.in       ltlver,       I'atei*      Creek, i. . , , ���     ��� , ���
Cheakamua        River,        Explotdves   increased   cost   of   shipping,   Canada.
Creek, Kniry Falls, .Miunquam River,   ins,,jrell   by   patriotism,   and   perhaps.
Mellon   Creek.  Mineral  Creek,   Olson j       ' ** '	
Creek, Powell Itlvcr, Potlateli Creek,: incidentally,     by   the   higher     prices
,...,_..... I,!...... U.........i.l. IM.'...' ,.,l,l    ..... . . ���
vbich wheat was certain to bring, rc-
Rainey   River,   Squamish   River,   and
all other streams flowing Into Howe
Sound    (except     furry   Creek     and sponded   generously,   ill   1915,   With   a
streams south of It), into the various ..Tn.onm  i      u  i       r     .1   ...
arms ol' .lervls inlet and into Mains- total   of 342,94K,000 bushels  of  wheat
pina     Strait     .and      including     all : |(1   j     ���      Western   provinces,
streams on Island in Howe Sound. **"",,     ,,���,-.-,,���,'    ,     ,   ,
A MEETINO of the lioard  of Invest!- compared   with    140.<>$..(XX1     bushels
Ho^'a,^a1neobu\.!;?,onaVute^da5o70^!grown in 1913. But, in spite of eip.al
24th day of April, 1917, at 10 o'clock In efforts made in 1916, the yield, be-
the forenoon. , ...
At   this   meeting    all   statements  of  cause of unfavorable conditions as to
claim   to  water privileges  under  Acts j. , ,   ,,i:m,,,.   f,,n   1.....1.   tll   100
passed  before the  12th  day  of March,   labor   anil   climate,   HII   n.n 1.   t-
'    900,<XX) bushels.
pas. -_
190'J. on any of these streams, all ob
Jcetlons thereto, and the plans prepared for the use of the said Roard,
wltl  then be open  for  inspection.
All persons interested are entitled
tn examine these, and to tile objections thereto In  writing If they deem
Objections will be heard forthwith if
the partv objected to has received sufficient   notice of the  objection.
The Hoard at the said meeting will
hear the claimants, will determine the
quantity of water which may be used
under each record and the further
works which are necessary for such
and will set dates ror the filing
of plans of such works and I'or the
commencement and completion of
such works.
And whereas there may be persons
who, before the 12th day of March,
1900, were holders of water records on
the said streams and yet have not filed
statements of their claims with the
Hoard of Investigation, sueh persons
nre required lo file, on or before the
16th day Of April, 1017. ti statement
aa required by section 291 of the ''Water Act 1011." The forms (No. r,0 I'or
Irrigation and No. .11 for other purposes) mnv be obtained from any
Government Agent  in the Province.
The  elnlms of  riparian     proprietors
who have  tiled, as required b.v section
f, of the. "Wilier Acl, 1911." statements
f  claim   lo  waters  of  any   oT  the  said
atrearta  will  be  heard    al   the  same
time and place.
Dated nt Victoria, R. C. this lith
dav Of  March, 1917.
For  llie Roanl  of Investigation,
.1.   P.   ARMSTRONG.
mh22 Chairman.
TAKE    NOTICE    that    the    Hendry
Crossnian   Electric   Company,   Limited,
Intend at the expiration of one month
from  the date of the  first  publication  0,   ���,
hereof,   to   apply   to   the   Registrar  of,r
Joint Slock Companies  that Its  nameflpms
be changed    to "Grossman    Electrical
Machinery Compony, Limited."
DATED this 14th day of March, A.D.
Solicitor for Applicant, 4GI Granville
Street,  Vancouver,  B.   C.
_V re Lots 7 and 8, Block 1, North half
Jfi���'(!/,) BloeU 4, District Lots 391 and
Kvl 392. Map 1G35, Municipality of
A     South   Vancouver.
WHEREAS proof of loss of Certificate of Title No. 94404 K, to the above
mentioned lands, issued in the name of
David W. Elliott, has been riled in
this orflce, notice is hereby given that
T shall, at the expiration of one month
from date of Grst publication hereof,
issue a duplicate of said Certificate of
Title, unless in tlie meantime valid ob-*'
jectlon be mode to me In writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Orflce,
Vancouver, B.C., this 10th day or March,
A.D. 1917.
District Registrar.
Promotion for Gwynne
To succeed E. E. Wooton as registrar of titles in Victoria, the executive council have decided to promote J. 'C. Gwynne, district registrar of titles at New Westminster.
To replace Mr. Gwynne at New
Westminster, the appointment will
be made of T. O. Townley, a practising barrister of several years standing and resident in Vancouver.
During these years  there has  been
carried on, in some form or another,
in   the   several  provinces,  under   the
direction   of  the   Dominion   government,   an   organized     campaign,   designee!   to   impress  thc   necessity     of
utilizing   to  its   fullest  cvery  natural
resource,    llcfore the harvesting season of  1915 there was conducted by
the     Department     of   Agriculture   a
campaign     of  "Patriotism   and' Production."     This   was   followed   by   a
campaign of "Production and Thrift.''
The movement now bas taken  form
in a national    educational    campaign
embraces every town,  city  and  community in  Canada, and in which  universal     co-operation     is   invited   and
urged.    As  an  adjunct,   a   system   of
experimental   farms   has   been   established, extending from coast to coast,
where   experts   will   direct   tlie   work
and the planting of crops adapted to
thc   particular  locality.     In   view   of
the recently promulgated llritish order   restricting   imports,   special   attention  will be directed to  the  production  of wheat, oa'ts,  peas,  beans,
meats, butter, cheese, and eggs.
Vitally associated with the problem
f increased production arc the prob-
of  labor    and  land  settlement,
information   from   many   sections   of
Canada is to the effect that the comparatively small wheat crop of  1916
was due to the difficulty experienced
by many farmers in getting sufficient
help to sow and harvest.    If thc additional  lands which  it is hoped   will
bc utilized this year are  to bc  cultivated  by  returned or  returning  sol
diers,  the  shortage  of  labor   will   be
automatically   remedied.   But   if,   instead,  additional  men  are  to be  sent
across thc seas, the problem promises
,to\ be\,stlll more difficult of solution.
The   qtiestion    of  colonization    and
settlefnent is regarded in some quarters as commanding the place of first
importance.    In the southern half of
the  three middle  Western  provinces,
the Dominion has spent vast sums of
money    and  extended    Iter  credit  in
establishing    a    great    agricultural
"plant," which is not being utilized to
anything approaching its capacity.   It
is said that in this section there is one
mile  of  railway  to every    sixty-nine
producers.    Towns   and     cities   have
been built with an eye to the future,
rather than with regard to the needs
of the present.   The need, then, is for
.settlers; and if quick development of
large areas is to be undertaken,  the
work   naturally  should  begin   in   that
section   already   prepared   fur   settle-
���ment.     But  it  seems  that  there   arc
difficulties to bc met even there, and
it is said that (be difficulty of acquir-
Who does not feel interest in the loyal, picturesque native British Columbians of the North Shore? Generous, hospitable, good-natured as Pauline
Johnson describes them. Always ready to help a good cause. Some wilt
take part in the "Masque' early in May. Enquire at "The Conservatoire
of Music,' Robson Street.
,j��*a, f*^
fly far one of tbe most Unique acts
ever to play in a Vancouver theatre
is Miss Castle's "Military Ele-
pbants." There are two of these
quadrupeds, both being exceptionally
well trained and going through with
an assortment of surprising tricks at
the word of command. This is a
splendid act and one of the best
trained elephant acts ever in the
west. This is an act which is bound
to please the adults as well as thc
John P. Wade, character actor and
star of "The Coral Cameo," has added popularity to bis name in his present vehicle. Tbe act is unusually
well presented, and thoroughly entertaining.
"The Smart Shop," is a girl act
with extra pretty misses, catchy
tunes, and pretty costumes and
dances. Some good comedy is liberally dispensed and tlic act lias made
a bit in all the Pantages theatres.
There will be three other big acts
ana the fifth instalment of "Pearl of
the Army." This serial is rapidly becoming very popular and ils element
of mystery  assists greatly.
The Seven Honey Boys, all features of tbe late George Evans1 Minstrels, are billed next week. Seven of
the men who helped 10 make the laic
George Kvans Money Boy Minstrels
the standard of lhat form of entertainment, have gone into vaudeville
presenting a miuaiature minstrel
show. The Seen lloiie) Hoys use
tbe old familiar semi-circle, where are
the soloists, quartette, end men,
tenor, interlocutor and all of the
other factors of minstrelilom that
for years have been dvar to the heart
of the public.
McWatters and Tyson will offer
their "Revue  of  Revues."  McWatters
is a comedian of ability, a fine pianist
and a clever character actor, while
Miss Tyson is a comedienne of rare,
talent wilh a special gift for mimicry.
Artie Mchlcnger will offer a selection of songs, supplemented by a
comedy talk. He describes his act as
a musical  melange.
Una Clayton and her players will
present "In Collusion." This is a
sketch which will clear away a bit of
thoughtlessness very common to the
homes of the newly married everywhere. It does it in a way that is delightfully entertaining, but nevertheless convincing.
'"Ihc    Garden    of  Aloha,"  a  Hawaiian   pantiminie.   will   be   presented
Iby Pauline Thurston, assisted by Leo
i Hcnning   and   the   Royal   llawaiians,
I under  the  direction  of  Gary  McGar-
| ry.   Tllc theme of the play is one that
will   be   appreciated   a-   a   South   Sea
Island romance, where a naval officer
becomes   enraptured    oi  a   Hawaiian
j princess.     The    scenic    effects    are
j wonderful.
Alice Lyndon Doll will appear vvith
her company in "A Btt of Music anc.
! Song." Tllis year Miss Lyndon Doll
Ihas associated herself with a little
company of singers of ability and is
(presenting  an  entirely  new  act.
"Visions of fairyland," an illusion,
'will be presented by La Graciosa.
This is a decided novelty m electric-
scenic art, with pretty La Garcoisa
as the central figure. Skill, labor
and money were not spared in the
preparation of the 14 beautiful drop
curtains used in this act Pour years
Were spent by a Japanese artist on
these scenes.
The  Oipheum  Travel  Weekly  will
' present some beautiful scenes in Bel-
! giuni     taken   before    the   war,   aud
I scenes   of   bamboo   furniture   manufactured in  Hindoostau.
Every man must "do his bit."   The Commercial  Travellers  will  do  a
very considerable "bit" by organizing the WAR DANCE and the public
must do its "bit" by patronizing the wonderful show.
ing desirable lands is soon to be realized.' A vast proportion of the arable
land in those sections where railroads
have been built has been alienated
from the Dominion. Of 106,000,000
acres to which the government bas
given title within the last few years,
not more than .12,000,000 acres, or
less than one-third, is being farmed.
In thc three prairie provinces the
total amount under cultivation is not
more than 20,000,000 acres.
The   Dominion   government  is,     it
seems, confronted with the necessity,
before   a   considerable   area   of  lands
Western    Canada    can be made
vailable,   of   finding   some     way   in
Inch these idle lands can be forced
n the market at a reasonable price.
is. it appears, means co-operation
or lexpropriation.
(Contiucd from page 7.)
to duty as he conceived it. Combative and polemical as a political
lcadkr he had social charms and
graces and broad human sympathy
which won him friends and adherents and enabled him to get a maximum of profit and pleasure out of
living. He was hopeful when his
colleagues were cast down. He had
grcat faith in the future of Canada
and was willing to venture on large
enterprises for her betterment when
timid) and less discerning men
would have held back. He lived to
be justified by history.
|A Toronto orator said he had been told by an American
that it would "be a crying shame to enforce conscription
aft|er Canada had raised a great "volunl


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