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Array Industrial, Financial
Political, Social
British Columbia's
Leading Weekly
Vol. V., No. 48���Established 1911.
Price Five Cents
The City Charter Amendments
CAPITAL is timid, long suffering and patient, but it lias
an unerring memory. It is willing to stand by and
suffer with the country it is developing: it pockets its
losses, if not cheerfully, at least witli philosophic calm; and
���through thc lean years it is ready to believe there is corn
.ii Egypt still. All it asks is an even break.
fl If there is one thing more than another tliat will frighten
capital from a country, it is a legislative enactment intended to blot out of existence a covenant solemnly entered
into many .years ago, on the strength of which large sums
������if money have been invested. Once it becomes evident
that a charter, private or public, can he altered and rem
edied to suit the temporary requirements of an individual
or corporation, we may as well prepare for the worst. Ii
funds invested in good faith are to he jeopardized because
some individuals are clamoring for something different,
we must, resign ourselves to seeing the influx uf capital
dwindle until the flow of foreign gold becomes a yiere
dribble. Above all tilings capital demands protection, and
it is entitled to the protection legally given it at the time
it was invested in a particular enterprise.
fl Many men oppose the suggested changes in llie city
charter, by which it is proposed to permit the city to establish a municipal light and power plant, and enter into
direct competition against the I'.. C, Electric Railway.
These men are not necessarily friendly towards llie transportation-* company; they are opposed to the introduction
of the narrow wedge that will eventually break down the
'stability of invested capital in this province. /
fl "The repudiation of those clauses in the city charter
would be immoral," said the manager of one large financial institution. '
jj Another said, "To permit competition after investors
have put in their money on a distinct and legal understanding that they will have a monopoly for a term of
years would be a disgrace and an outrage."
fl A third remarked, "A proposition of that nature is too
damnably unfair to lie seriously considered. Xo husiness
man would dare suggest that steps of that nature be taken
between private concerns. Then why should there be a
different code of honor for the" city?"
fl "Apart from the merits or demerits of the case," commented a director of a large insurance company, "apart altogether from whether those inhibitive clauses should or
should not be itjuthe charter, the fact remains that outside
capital has been revested here largely because thc investors
felt protected becau.se of those tfery clauses. That permit
��� of practical monopoly suggested good profits. But those
profits have not been realized, those investors have had
only comparatively small interest. They put their money
into a conservative concern operated along development
lines, and which, in the good times, spent its surplus in extension work, and in dull days has been harrassessed by-
unfair, competition. These men are not complaining at
their unrealized profits, but they have every reason to complain if tbe security of their capital is endangered, and that
is just what will happen, if those proposed charter amendments arc passed.!'
fl As a matter of fact, the B. C. E. R. company in the best
of times, never paid more than 5 1-4 per cent, on its total
investment. Fpr the last two years, however, it has not
made sufficient revenue to pay all the interest on debentures, while shareholders have received nothing. These
are the facts and as they are not generally known, a great
main- people believe this company in years past made fabulous profits.
fl It has been operating cars in North Vancouver for nearly
eleven vears and at no time have the gross earnings
amounted to more than 50 to <i0 per cent, of the operating
fl It is possible, of course, that this agitation for a repeal of
the objectionable clauses is being carried on, not with a
View to enabling the city of Vancouver to enter the industrial field and manufacture light and power, but rather with
the purpose o'f possessing itself of a club with which it can
bring the B. C. E. R. company to give the residents better
terms on light and power.
fl Almost every man will agree that the present prices are
^' loo high, and all the rhetoric and all the explanations in
the world cannot alter that fact. The rates have been too
high for many' years, but in justice to the tramway company it is more than probable that a reduction would have
been made long ago had it not been compelled to make up
the deficit in its earnings caused by the operation of jitneys
on the streets of Vancouver, a competition that was in direct defiance to the spirit, though not of the letter, of the
franchise granted the original street railway company, and
renewed from time to time.
fl There must be a limit to the jolts administered to capital
in this province. The investor in the B. C. E. R. has been
hard hit by the jitneys; he is now threatened by possible
charter amendments. The investor in realty securities is
tied hand and foot by the Moratorium Act and tbe War Relief Act, and finds it impossible to collect his interest or see
the principal reduced, even though in hundreds of cases
the persons who borrowed from him are financially
stronger than at any other time in their lives.
America, Canada, And The War
j^*<l 11'", entry of lhe l.'nilcd Stales into the world* war as an
^^ ally of (',real llritain ami the Entente nations is fraught
with tremendous possibilities for Canada. During the
lirst lew days of the new era we have naturally looked
more lo the effect which the change from neutrality to belligerency would have on C.ennany, rather than ou what it
would mean lo ihe Dominion. Hut after all, America's pari
in llu* great conflict will merely hasten lhe inevitable end;
it will not make it different.
' War, like poverty, is a great leveller. Men who fight
side by side understand each other-as they could do under
no other circumstances. We Canadians have always prided
our>elve> on being a part of tlie great llritish Empire; we
have, sub-consciously, looked at our southern neighbors
with indulgent calm. On the other hand our American
friends siill base their conception of Britishers and British
policies on the exasperating and tyrannical incidents tha'
culminated in the Boston Tea Party an'd ihe formation of 1 '
the States of America.
'   This o|  course does not apply to the American  within j
our gates, nor to the Englishman    or Canadian  who has]
travelled south of the border line.   These men understand
each other: the}' are brothers.    Hut ihey are a minority. To'
millions of Americans we are a nation apart.    W'e exist,
hut we are not of much interest.   W'e are a hunting ground,
a base for polar explorations.
' To a large number of Americans one of the most surpris-j
ing things of this war was the offer of Canada to send half
a million men to lake their place in the fighting line. It
was a surprise even to'the Englishman, and many a Canadian gasped when he first heard of that proposal.
' By entering into the fight foi* freedom, Americans automatically take a keener interest in things llritish. There
are many surprises in store for them, bul most of these are
of a pleasani nature.   There will be a friendly understand-
British Columbia's Shame
^H. DAKCY TATE, President of ihe Pacific Creat
Eastern Railway, promoter of that company, sat calmly
in the witness box in Victoria this week and boasted to the
Parliamentary Committee investigating the road that he
had bought the Tories on one hand and Liberals on the
other; lhal he had subsidized newspapermen and also
politicians in the early stages of the promotion.
* Tate declared that he alone could deliver a franchise to
the company building the P. G. E. Tate swore that he was
the only man who could deliver running rights for the
P.G.E. company over the Grand Trunk Pacific,
fl And the franchise was the proper v of the people of this
Province; the Grand Trunk Pacific t__ the People's road.
Yet this dishonest lawyer boasts that he was paid half a
million dollars because he was the only man who could put
it over with Dick McBride; he was the only man who'could
deal with Hays of the Grand Trunk Pacific.
t is unfortunate that the full text of Tate's evidence
could hot be sent broadcast throughout llritish Columbia.
It is the most hair-raising contribution to political history
which we have heard so far. Tate simply says that in order to proceed with the railway promotion, he went forward wilh a campaign of bribery. And in a threatening
tone he hints further.ihat he bribed Liberals as well as Conservatives.
' This is the most serious feature that has been brought
out in the investigation. One of the planks of the Liberal
platform was that a thorough investigation of P. G. E. affairs should be held. Yet Tate says that at the time that
plank was placed in the Liberal platform he had certain
Liberals under hire!
Just A Few Words
' His Honor Judge F. W-. Howay, of Xew Westminster,
has been elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,
in the English literature :T1id historical section. The honor
is conferred on him in recognition of his researches along
historical lines, particularly with regard to the early days
of British Columbia.
fl Bit by bit the people are learning the truth about the inside, dealings of the late government. Evidence given this
week during the P. C. P. enquiry shows that A. 11. Mac-
Gowan, late Conservative M.P.A. for Vancouver, received
$7,509.67 for his "work" as a sub-contractor (?).
fl Street cars frequently travel at high speed in this city in
the late hours of the evening. Recently an official of the
Automobile Club kept up with a tram for several blocks to
ascertain tlie speed. The speedometer registered thirty-
five miles an hour.
fl This is Arbor Dav. .Ml good citizens who wish to contribute to the prosperity of posterity are invited to plant a
tree, or several trees.
fl When duty calls, bin danger threatens, the motto,
"Safety First." has the flavor of the devil.
ing which never could be brought about in any other way.
Trade relations will be improved and an increase in inter-
| national business will follow. Just what these changes will
be is not easy to foresee, hut ihey are as sure as the rising
ol tomorrow's sun.
' Each country has something the other needs, each is the
other's natural market for many products. Canada has a
vast, an unlimited, store of natural resources, in timber, in
minerals, in fisheries, and in lands. We are developing
these, but we are moving slowly. Many of our mosl valuable national assets are tied up for waul of big capital. W'e
need money, we need men.
fl The resourcefulness, the aggressiveness anil the determination of the American is recognized the world over.
What he wants, he gets. Vancouver's business element
today is largely made up of successful Americans, but
there is room for many more���of that type. They radiate
optimism, they smile at difficulties. To them an obstacle
is an incentive. They delight in work. And they are always in the forefront of any onward movement.
fl When the American nation at large has been educated
to a correct conception of the present day British standard,
as a result of participating in the war, these Vancouver
Americans may be relied upon to do their level best to foster trade relations between the two countries. The artificial restrictions that are so great a handicap at the present
time will in time be, if not altogether removed, at least materially-reduced, and with the establishment of an assured
market for American goods which cannot be produced in
Canada, there will naturally follow an infusion of capital
for investment in development work in this Dominion, with
results which cannot but be beneficial to all the parties interested.
fl Canada stands to gain a great deal by America's participation in the world war; America cannot lose.
1 The first paper in llritish Columbia, and for a time the
only paper, to draw attention to P. (',. ({.affairs previous to
the last election was The Standard. Since the election The
Standard refrained from any comment upon this subject,
leaving it to the elected representatives of the people to
deal with the question.
'��� There are few more popular men in Canada than Mr. P.
Welch, or General John W. Stewart. There is no firm in
Canada with a better standing or record than that of
Messrs. Foley, WA'lch and Stewart. Nib man is today doing
more for the Empire than General Stewart, who is in
charge of railroad construction on the Western Front. It
is plain that in taking up the P. G. !���'. contract this organization fell into very bad company. Tate apparently snared
them securely.
'; The evidence so far of the man Tate makes it imperative
that in the investigation going forward every effort should
be made to get at the bottom of Tate's blatant charges that
h^ hired Liberals to assist him and that he contributed to
Liberal campaign funds.
j] On this man's evidence alone it seems that the P. G. E,
scandal is of wider proportions than that upon which the
Conservative Government in Manitoba went to wreck and
ruin. There are millions involved here where small sums
comparatively were at stake in Manitoba.
���: By all means let the search-light be turned on. The Prime
Minister has a mandate from the people to sift this scandal
to the bottom. The evidence of Tate has driven out of the
minds of reasonable men any hope that the charges made
regarding the road had been exaggerated.
.., If Tate had the press bought up when the road was
launched, in these evil days upon which the P.G.E. has fallen, lhe daily press of ihe province still has little information
to give upon ihe enquiry. In spite of this the people have
been well enough, informed upon recent developments at
Victoria iu know thai ihe situation is now so rotten that.
Mr. Brewster ami his Cabinet musl see this investigation
through to ihe bitter end. And every step of ihe way, no
matter what interesl- oppose, tlu Premier will have .he
support oi ihe majority of ihe people of British Colim'.ia.
And the Premier will be expected to hew to the line regardless of where ihe chips may fall.
/ i
The Civic Clean-Up Policy
"jTKl-lV. city authorities have started in to fill a corner of
^���-^ the civic treasury by haling a bunch of alleged fortune
tellers into court, where they were lectured ami fined, admonished to stop extracting money from gullible persons,
and then turned out to continue their nefarious exploitations. In a few months, or possibly not for a yrear or so,
another raid will be made, and the palmists, phrenologists,
crystal gazers, astrologers, card readers, spiritualists and
other diviners will again be fined and censured.
fl Much they care! Tbe crop of suckers is large, their
money comes easy, and they can well afford to pay an annual fine. They just charge it to profit and loss.
fl If���we say IF���it is the intention of the police authorities to clean Vancouver of palmists and other fakers, instead of making them a source of occasional revenue, then-
course of action is plain. They should prevent these sharks
from operating. It is not difficult to discover their haunts.
A walk along Hastings or Granville will reveal quite a
number of flaring signs inviting consultations, "free if
Madame 0-G-U-R-EJ-�� does not tell the truth," Or the
���(Continued on page two.) TWO
Former Tory Member Is
Severely  Censured
Ottawa, \|iri! IJ Severe condemnation of VV. I''. Garland, former
member of parliament ior Carleton
county, is contained in .1 reporj bj
Sn Clias. Davidson, dealing witli sail _
of  field  dressings  t^  lhe  militia  de
land bciiifj the principal, of his hat
ing been tlie receiver of large si'jis
drawn from the lunik account, of liis
having repaid them ti supply lhe
funds fur the check scnl t<. the chairman of the public accounts commit-1
ptrttnent hv tin Carleton Dtuh Coin-   tee.    Garland on being called i" the ]
pany, of which Garland was tne - !e|witness  box   acknowledged    that   he
proprietor     li   ��ill  bc  recalled   lhat 1 was the real profiteer and the dirci
Sir  Roberl  Borden severely censured j tor  of  the  operations,   financial  and]
Garland from the floored parliament 1 otherwise.
when iU-tati> -if iln* transactions were      ,,    .���        ,-     ., ���.,      ,.    ,     ,,
1,. Di-alinj;   direct v     with     Garlands
imlil i-    accounts i 7, ���   , e.    ,.,     ,
.pari  in  tin-  transactions  air.Charles
1 Bays:
it l
c riittee
signed his
Charles, in
Garland,    in   his    ti insai ti
grievously shun am! flugran
ol ihe  requirements of dut
ence  and  patriotism."
,al lialiii.il.
is rejj ca.  finds  that
Mr. I    ''Garland  soughl  by  sitbterfuga  to
fell ' do whal  the law, as he  well    knew,
la!   I forbade!  hit doing at  all.    The ifidc-
-1 ;    pcndcucc of tlic parliament acl is ex-
��� pressive of the public interest and of
Sir Charles  Davidson prefaces  his  the honor of the house to which he
reporl with a summary of lhe facts uf Iliad been elected by the people of tbe
the case.    Win.   F. Garland was thejcotihty  of   Carleton.     Its   provisions
That was what Nelson fought for at Ttafalgar; that is what we are
fighting 10 maintain now. "The Sea" will be the theme of several sunns
and ballets in tbe "Masque" to be given in the first week in May. Singers, dancers, children to take part apply at the "Conservatoire of Music,"
Robson Street.
There Are
Two Sides
to Every
The Nigger in
The Woodpile
Read This
After the
War News
Analysis of the broadsides issued daily from ihe headquarters of the ejght "altruistic" dentists, the gentlemen who are
buying newspaper space by the yard purely and simply
"in the best interests of the general public" and not in the
least���most certainly nol���in their own personal interests,
discloses that the sum and substance of their complaint is
tliis: that by various means lhe li. C, Dental Council limits
as far as possible the number of practising dentists in llritish Columbia for the pecuniary benefit of the dentist body
in this province, thus constituting a "dental trust."
This allegation is contained in four principal statements
which, if true, would go some distance to support the contention. But they are not true, and their reiteration in bigger and bigger type day by day does not make them any
less untrue.
(1) "The number of dentists li- ' (1) The number of dentists prac*
censed to practice in llritish Colnm- Using iu British Columbia per capita
bia is less, in proportion to popula* is second only to the number prac-
tion, than in any other province of tising in Ontario, The number Of
Canada or in any slate of the United practising dentists in Canada, per cap-
States.-** ita is 1 to 43)0; in Ontario, 1 to 2800;
in  British Columbia, 1 to 2900.
(2) "Licenses    f*  nmr-tf���    ,l,.,.tU-       {2)   The  examinations are  held  by
member of parliament for Carleton.
Ont.    lie was also the manager and
principal proprietor of thc Carleton
Drug Company. In his employ was
a clerk by the name of Ernesl
Powell, wh" uas induced to be the
go-between in transactions with American surgical supply houses, selling
tn tin-' Canadian government, The
grafl was *o flagrant that an investigation  was held.
The report  says in  part:
"Tliere followed admissions of liar-
enact loss of seat and heavy penalties
for a member to enrich himself at the
expense of the state or to personal!)
traffic in any public contract. While
Powell was swearing before the
Commission his own was the only
beneficial interest, Garland did more
than give siletil consent. I le accoln
panied the handling of Powell's letter
and cheque to the chairman witli assertions which soughl to create the
belief thai there had been no wrfrnj
doing 011  hi.s part.
Alfred Teniiysoi��in the Cock Tavern. Fleet Strect^Londpn, us
over his poem..    You remember the poem beginning;
"()li! ptuinp bead waiter of the 'Cock"���to which I most resoi
il  was here he thought out bis  'Queen    of the  May."    If   Nine
wen- in Vancouver lie would Write;    " 11" you're waking call me 1
early,  mother dear,  lor lhe Carnival's on   in     Vancouver;    lhe
Travellers arc here.
But no fear. Vancouver will have its own laureate wh" will ri
rasinn aud do lull justice to ihe "Magic of Industry."
,1  to poll
."    l'erh
'I'etlll \
11 ly. call
' 1
Old   Reporter   Frames   Entrance Papers Which
Floor Cubs.
What   is   it   tliat   makes
usiuess   man   tired?
! 1'  \ou     were    editor    0
.inch   story   would   you
roinirienci���J.       I lamilt.u
practice    dentis
try arc granted only on tlie passing
of examinations which are held by
thc Council only Semi-annually."
a   board   of  examiners
appointed by
thc government. Tlie papers and
ment offices and are open for in-
answers are nn file at the gove
spection. Any unfairness would
(.11 '.- there any reason why a therefore be promptly exposed,
dentist operating under a license of (3.) t'\,c \\ (.*. Dental Council has
the Dominion Dental Council iu expressed its willingness to accepl
Halifax, Si. John, Toronto, Winni- Dominion Dental Council qualifica-
peg, Calgary or Edmonton should be tions and is asking llu necessary
denied Ihe right lu practice iii Brit- power of the Provincial Government,
ish Columbia?" following       negotiations       extending
Over the last t W_B years,
(4) "In Brilish Columbia lhe per- '4l Over 40 per cent, of all appli*
cent.age of candidates who failed lo cants have been granted registrants on the examinations controlled lion in the past five veins, a per-
by Ihc E. C, Dental College during centage thai compares favorably
thc past five years is from 80 lo 85 with those f ither provinces and
per cent." stales.
Asserting that more dentists arc needed for the rural districts, lhe al*
pSAOiddB jo saifinpuj-. 01 paiuBJit a<\ siutuad Xji.jih1ui.ii imp pumtiap ^sisuui
ipllegcs, but���
They require that the dentist holding such a permit is lo be allowed to
practice only in the office of a registered dentist.
This might enable registered dentists in the cities to make money out of
the work of unlicensed assistants, who can be obtained at less than half the
salaries paid to registered men, but it would not send dentists out to thc
country districts.
This series of statements is published by the authority of a special committee representing the B. C. Dental Society, the Vancouver Dental Society,
the Victoria Dental Society, and the B. C. College of Dental Surgeons.
Canadian Northern Railway
7.00 p.m.    Leave   VANCOUVER   Arrive a.m. 11.09
9.45 p.m.    Arrive    Chilliwack    Arrive a.m.    8-.15
11.OS p.m.    Arrive    Hope    Leave a.m.    7.09
Full particulars may be obtained from any Canadian Northern Agent.
Phone Seymour 2482
"The Standard" Job Dept. Phone: Seymour 470
Answer These 21 Questions
and   You   Qualify   to
Write for Money.
A state legislator ol Connecticut
lias introduced tlie idea of licensing
journalists, requiring an examination
and six months' experience before a
license will he granted. Tlie license
fee Will lie ten dollars, and lhe little
permit is revocable lor cause.
Whether the "cause" will in some
eases be construed .as telling the
truth aboul the Slate legislature or
reviewing ihe Governor's past is mn j
detailed. Bul. with this proposal t" I
"legalize" journalism. at once all
good journalists lieu- to arms to dc-I
feud Iheir sacred and ancient calling,
The Chicago Herald published a
breezy little (total imaginary) account of what they felt about the
plan in its office, Jack l.ail is responsible for the tale, which is duly
Copyrighted,   W'e read;
"It's a grand idea," said the I lid
Reporter, "(inly, if it takes $10 lo _;, i
a license, how are you going to enable anybody with six months' experience lo draw his commission *-
After six months' experience on a
newspaper nobody has $10."
"All jesting aside, don't you think
it a good idea���practicable . ami
novelr" asked  the  City   Editor,
"Creat," said the (). R. "And I'd
like lo lie chairman of the journalistic
civil service hoard, with power to revoke a reporters license for having
his brains open on Sunday or I'or allowing, disreputable thoughts to congregate Ihere. And say���I'd like lo
frame  that entrance examination."
"Submit your ideas." said lhe City
Editor, "and ihey will be carefully,
filed and referred to the Hartford correspondent,"
Tlie I lid Reporter relit liis smoke,
unveiled his typewriter, and go! Im>>
as follows:
Write an editorial for a Republican
paper   congratulating   Wilson   ou   set-
iling the European War.
(,'ompnse a head line for llie fronl
page withoul use of any of the I'd
lowing words: Draft, Probe, Raid,
Fleet, Peace, Lloyd George, Mike the
Pike, l.andis. Gold Coast, or Murder.
How many high-balls does it take
to turn a prominent clubman into a
well known figure in the citys nightlife?
How many pink teas docs it take to
turn r social leader into a queen of
the exclusive set?
Quote   statistics,     if   any,   on   Dan
Cupid's average as a marksman  with
thc  proverbial  bow  and  arrow;  also1
state what proverb you refer to.
How does a scion differ from a
rich man's son?
How much must a father leave before his daughter may be called an
heiress, and how long after 42 may
she still be young and beautiful.
When is thc last analysis in hand?
Write a sentence with the words
"It is alleged" in such a manner that
the reader will have no doubt the
allegation is true.
Describe the wedding romance of
a wealthy and prominent teamster
and a beautiful- young heiress of
Goose Island.
On what page must thc story of a
fire be ' printed' so that it may bc
spoken of as a conflagration?
What is thc family name* of Old
What is the middle initial of Jack-
Write something about a breacli-
of-proraise suit by a stenographer
against a bookkeeper without mentioning hearlbalm. broken troth, or
bundle of burning missives.
What is the difference between a
policeman and an officer���and what
is a bluecoat when iu his shirt sleeves?
The Civic Clean-Up Policy
i Continued from page one.)
acthig chief nf police can make a lisi of the principal of-
fendors liv reading tlic personal column ol some oi  the
lg hi!!iip^,v'fr'_;'irnzzl.,,orl"|<laily newspapers.    The fortune tellers do nol hidjs fheir
chief of police refusing a midnightj liirhl nnd' r a 1 ill sli tl : they believe ill advertising���il ]>a\ ���-.
rttl!owYonff?after a woman is arrest-M} The police kllOW, nr should kllOW, every fortune teller ill
ed for shoplifting does -she beconiyi a Vancouver. Let these gentry he Iuld. in all seriousness
f��WouldaCyoCuSrefer to the deceased thai this is nol a good place for iheir bnsin/ss. 1 lave every
parents of a deceased politician *i-; J >i\iii;iti<ni parlor raided as sunn as il is opened, the soil
wouid\!rno^ Madames ljeavily fined, the place tlosed up", and the
migrants   who   came   to   the   land   of   (rood  l.'ld_V   informed   lhal   ll'olll   tlll'll  nil   she   is  Ulldei*  ptllice
S^'rrlridtacross\heeie*t'a* '"surveillance.    Within a month professional    palmists in
[DC   .lCff    WUrlU   dllUBB   ine   avn. i y        1*1*
Whal   do   you   know   about   campus    \ ;|1K*I HI VCI*  Wnllld  he ,'1S  SC.'ll'ce as COrKSCl'eWS al   a   I   rOllllM-
beauties?    \re they also pulchritndin-1, ���
ous co-cd, or only rah-rah  girls? tlOll COllVeiltlOn.
if a pretty romance culminates in ��  Spasmodic   efforts will   never   accomplish   anything.
^mi^t^i^rnitrtlTi^broKlio""86   KU'i'iial  vigilance    is the price    of success. but  success is
If a hotel is a hostelry and a bran | vvortll while.   The police need not fear that the fortune tei
ery Is a caravansary, is| a theatre a
play-house or does an argument in a
larceny   case   become   forensic   do
qucucc? ���
Whal   is  the  circumference  ol   the
Society   circle?
The  City   P.ditor    looked    the  l"i
lers will he clever in anticipate tlieir raids; tliey
foresee the future when it concerns themselves. Their
eyes are unlv opened when an Outsidei' comes in armed
with credulity and a dollar. Then they are wondrous
The well dressed man commands respect and attention. The number of
really well-dressed men is limited and principally because ion many neglect to
insist upon their clothes being made by a skilled organization such as is found
in the 20th Century Brand tailnr simps.       Don't  inake lhat mistake this season.   .Demand.
"20th Century Brand"
Step in and look over the ikw 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
Plain and fancy neckwear in greal variety, including the new Paisley designs.
The largest stock in the Province lo select from, including plain and fancy worsteds and tweeds from $3.00 to $9.50
in all qualities and shades *
Fox's Spiral Puttees $2.75; Superfine $3.25.
If your bov needs a suit���try us.    Our stock is large and   varied enough to
suit all tastes���and moreover our PRICKS ARK REASONABLE.
Sweaters and Sweater Coats    in all        Shirt Waists in white,   stripes, etc.;
colors and sizes from 20 to 34. As- sizes    from 5 to 16   years.    Prices
sorted prices. 50c. to $1.25.
SATURDAY, AI'Kll. 14. 1913
Street was a success in every way.
\ button-hole competition resulted in
Miss Needles winning the first prfee
and Mrs. Gillen the consolation.
Those contributing to the program
was Mrs. Gardner. Mrs. McDuffie,
Miss Hadfield, Miss Jacks, Mrs. Water, and Miss Needles. Those assisting the hostess in serving were
Miss VV. Jacks, Miss M. Potter and
Miss  I'edli   .
* * *
A Word For The Helpless, or
A Reform That Waits
The next   regular    meetinf   oi   l i
Ladies'    Vid   Society   oi   tlie
lerian     Church   will   be     I .-!
rs.  V\ ni.    Burton     _'���-'.'_.'  '
Twenty-fourth   Avenue,   "ii   W
day, May _'
���   -4BS���   ���
regards  clothes,  hu
re impo1
rden, wa
(BY   "LAURINA. ")
EASTER has once more t ome        j
gone,   and.   surely     tlie     In liday j
this   time   must   have   proved  a!
sad  disappointment     to  ihc/  womai I
with  the new spring suit  and charming  hat.  for  the   weather    was  such
thai   it   would   dampen   the   ardor   oi
the bravest  heart,  where the  wearing
of  new   clothes  uas   concerned.     Had
it   been   thai   poetical,   showers   and
sunshine mixed, blue skies and woolly
little clouds son oi weather it would
not  have  mattered   10  much,  hut   it
was, as Paddy said, thai vet rain thai
there  is im doing anything  vvith.
There is an  old-fashioned  idea   thai
if new clothes have been worn a few
times in  fine   weather  a  wetting
not afterwards mow nearlj  s.. detrimental   I"   their   well   being,   !>,
the air ami  ofien  a  dampness   ii    1
air.   makes  them  more    or  1,.,,   ;lr,.
pervious to future spotting   \\ i ether
there is truth in the fancy. I know not,
bul   I do know that a wetting the first
time oi wearing takes awav all  freshness   aud   bloom   aud   spoils   them   in I
thc eves of their 1
what for the moment if n
tent, in the setting of the ���.
the ucath.r inexcusable. With Uas-
ter. the digging and hoeing, and sct-
ting of seeds invariably commences,
and, ol course, iu this country, as
well as the old country, women will
be taking an active part iu gardening
operations, now that so many ol our
brave men are doing their duty at the
front; and no one wiih a square yard
of ground to cultivate will allow ii lo
be fallow in these times of scarce
liic.li pricpd vegetables
11 is wonderful how iu the spring
thc earth calls' to us all. men. women
and children alike We revel in thc
scent of freshly mined ground, and
long to be out of doors with every
glimmer of sunshine, while ever'.
crocus and daffodil is a sourer of
pure delight. Encourage and foster
the hue oi nature in your children,
for it is a great gift, and can only
bring happiness and enable thoughts
and aspirations,
^ In Dostoevisky's novel. ''The
Brothers Karamczov," the Russian
monk says: "l.ovc to throw yourself
"ii tilt- earth and kiss it, love'it with
an increasing love. . . . Don't be
ashamed of thai ecstasy, prize it,
it is a Kilt of Cod and a great
and is not given to many, but
tlie elect."
Bul this is a divergence fi
maile'- of sprint; garments,
same time ii leads to Hie reflcctioi
thai lhe new barrel skirt, though liar
rower at the bottom than al' tlie top
cannot possibly ever he exaggerate!
to the extern of the hobble skin
again. With women doing men',
work and taking tlieir presenl activi
- pact in ihe national welfare, as thej
are. they will never countenance tin
fettering of their feet.
(Ire distinctly new
lack of collar on blot;.
at least if a collar is worn, it musl In
perfectly flat. The necks are oul
lined wiih cdored embroideries
beading, or niachin
is really much moi e si ns
\>!:itc collar ,. ,. always a 1 rolilcm
Miss Hattie  Jaynton
Vi. loria, April 13 - The legislativ e
municipal committee today rec >m-
inended a change in ihe Municipal
Act placing women on the same foot-
An  Open  Letter, 10 the  Prime  Minister, \ ic-toria,  B   C
1,1"   Sif,    .'.io!.-   provincial   prob-
lems 01 ihe first ijnporl mci    on from
distinguished!    adminisi
.md grave abuses,  I nig .1. c lating,
���"   ��� '   ' ompletely  in
a   jingle da even  by   i I. 1   il
ii'.r hy a  Russian  Revolution- i..
'hi I' - -  1  ere  1- 01 e cause, '.ne  1 I.,
������nr  complaint,    one    institution   for
which  I  claim  your humane heart and
sympathetic ear,
ll   is  the   class   f.r  whom   few   speak,
and who cannot speak ior thcmsel
...  ,, ���, 111111 .. 1, 1M1   -.im,   1.... 1 -        . -
ig as men. so thc futun   councils of ��"?___   .!"'W. "   ''  "".'-'
ilie   cities    of   V:, iver,     Vict
etc., may h
among them,
be upon any
nri' ilege hen
is the rcsull 1
suffrage  by   the   legislatur
ure which was brought in 1
eral   government,   the   part;.     having
equal  suffrage-     ior   some
las iification bi made th n any
we have -ecu between the insane and
the neurotic?    And the grand jury's
1 isil   ai d  report���is  il   nol   simply  a
���  operation?
Should    nol  a  patient    be  always
-  and carefully received ,with a
1 iption always oi curability*;  s -
poor woman suffering perhaps
onlj from a sho< k al child-birth, maj
id   awake  to  consciousness  amid  ..
lot   of   hopeless   gibbering    lunatii -!
And   occupations   should   not  lie   repulsive,    and  recreations    should   be
elevating, cheerful and intelligent
v\ ould you believe them when they
re the most helpless tell   tis   that   women   are   beaten   by
I refe- ���
ie    v icn    numbered , *oa s creatures,   I refer to th    guard-;   thai  others  are  dragged  bv
..,,,   ,,.���,.,..,.   ,,���,    may '������.iiiueni.  uriiu-r  the existing  condi- the    hair;  thai    men���and  in    ottie*
other  elee;.,    body,  a     ""-' ��'  lhe unfortunate  inmates  of places   than   Westminster    even-are
ofore held by men. This the rest hospital for the mind, called  knocked  down and ,      ," ,u,eX
i thc pas-ag,'  of woman ''������:���"�����������"'>' He Asylum for the Insan?.  feet   the  whole  length  of  a  corrido
.    . \Y l___f_-i _���_- 11 11..     ...... 1 1   ���.
Whatever     little   rem,on
.......  ..-in.1,us    ol   tender-
Lib    i:'"~ '" t",s material and selfish world
1 olirs goes oul to them. They hat ���
0 advocate,   no  champion,  ran-   -, :-i
.., ,,-. '���'"���-���   and     few   friends.     But   every
The deputation nf women compris- Senile woman pities their case; and
ed Mrs. I). Gordon Grant, Mrs. I). 0 '.',ir-v ".���-" "' heart pleads it withoul
Lewis, Mrs. R. L. Ledingham, Mrs. ,ec "'.interest or reward. .-.., s .,
I'olel.-. and Miss M L. Hall, all oi reforming ministry, not yi oiled bj
Victoria. ' stooe   "")��� ..'"M''   ''':
j would  not   w -.-���������-, time  s
CORK CLOTH ing     lyious   remedies here
Cork fabric, a recent  French    pro- blame,     no   retroactive     refleetio is
j duction, the result of a new process, is  Only action
described  in   the  Scientific   American      For   thosc       ,,,.      1!;.,,,.,,.     .,
supplement     bays  tins paper;  "I   ,s  sponsib|e  f,���.  ���.���.  ,I;,, ; ���;   ,*     ,
water-proof  a non-conductor of heat,  ,���  treatment   in  thai   nstitution   mis-
and unbreakable.    By using  a  special   ,alli
machine,  thin    slices  of  cork   of  ^" I then
even   thickness  are  obtained   from
hlock of cork.    The slices are place
in chemical baths in order to remov
1 the resin..us part-, which make cork
more or  less  brittle  substance.   I'po
; their removal  the cork sheet
[flexible, and may be compared in this
respect with thin leather. In fact, the
j sheets can be folded and belli vvith-
. out    breaking.     By    combining    the
cork   sheets   with  any  suitable  cloth,
: ri fi rably a thin and strong  cloth  of
good color, an  excellent  watcr-prool
material     is   obtained.     An   adhesive
preparation   is   employed   to   glue   the
cork  to  the  cloth;  or,  if a  stronger
garment   is  desired,  the   cork   sheets
rue    'daced  between   two    layers  of
Even  I. wh
<���  on  the  hard  floor,  the  human
bumps    time   10  this     Prussian
1   belief.
We  In
less system, .v
is beyond remei
ibuses   it   engeii
ould   1
��� empi
ir much 1
> - to the
nting   11
effi   ���
write these lines  have
and exposed it. without
���' re tnal even other than
1.:'";'; men derive from doing a good
' "   ;l  - ������" ������ ov  safe  that  single-hand'
responsible     ignorance     should
ever      have    discretionary    punitive
POw;er  over  fellow  men.-     |s  it  con-
to good nourishment or rather
to   German   prison   camp    starvation
"���'���"ment. that a  warden should have
���;  little fixed daily allowance for their
board,   with   thc   resulting  temptation
I to   personal   profit,  and  a   more   and
 mical regimen ?
,! loped  that  under your  prom
ising regime, we shall change all that.
And this Easter day is the very dav
ol hope for the despairing and the
dead. And this is the epoch in human   history   when   not   the   great   ty-
lic employees���good and  I .
any change would bc little --. 11
national calamity*. But it is 1 t e;
to teach an old dog ui w tricks, 1
safe to pul new wine in old bi ttl
ng- time ]*>i-t. some 1 if us ha
e or less 1 atieni
I old oub   rannics  alone  llllt   the   thousands  qf
,       '.'Ismail   ones  also  thai   still   flourish  in
Henry Birks & Sons' candidate for the B. C. C. T. War Dance Queen. This
young lady has been a consistent worker for the patriotic cause, and has
raised hundreds of dollars for the Prisoners' oi War Fund.
line   oi   the
the  folk-lore
kindly disposed
or rabbit who
tin- hero, coiniri
iav 01
ers   il
11   al
i-   tin
bird.  0
' frog
g to
"c H-in-
u   lllo-
���ril   at   the
keen   h'steuurg
and more less credulously, to   :harge
against   the   internal   mai 1   ���
more  than  one  place   ������' detention  1
this   pro* nice.     And    these     1 hai --. ���
made   by   sane   and  experience       lei
and women, who both dcservedlj   ini
undeservedly    have   sojourned    som
time at  certain  of these curative aidl|'ei--rm  should ajipeal,
paternal     institutions,     are     charges       And   so   when   the  much   more   im -
they   are   ready   and   willing   to   sub-1 portant matters of John T. Scott.ind
stantiate before a competent  court ofiRobert  Gosden,  and the discharge of
inquiry     They speak that they knot   1 an   office   boy.  and   the   change   of  a
and testify t
are   charges
ur tici      racy should be doomed.  It
to   mere    politicians���but
ol   to   statesmen     who     love   their
peeii a   petty   matter   to   speak   ol
he sad case and the hard treatment
; these helpless ; eople who have no
otes, u -r friends, 1101 'influence.
1' '   is   I     ���-       And   the     session   is
leeting,   1  know,    But we have  sent
��� you. among others, in  this excel-
��� t Vancouver delegation of ours, a
impotent medical man to whom such
buses  aud  such  a  probe, and such a
��� III V   11
u    t,n
:ars     much   talk
days,     which
about   Ihe
ir   grandparents
1 Si  nu   Vancouver. 1
I his pretty fairy-tale is
>r perhaps further back  still,   I  have I
ure   IS   tne
never   yel   (pull*   succeeded   ill   h
them, but .me thing is certaii
wire days when art of anv sort
iess the best in art, was quite
the reach of the ordi rj ; ��� rs
for one. would not chauj
day, ". ith all it- in 1 n enl
facilities for educating ones
I hal the very best in musi c 11
be brought into every home
amply illustrated at .1 most ���. 11;
recital held in the auditorium
premises of Messrs. Mason &
Ltd., on Monday. April 2. 'I '
gram included lhe newest re 0
the   victrola,    solos    on   tin
. I
.ng  near
the bird
the  anon
-���   sdli ���
( In.
bcfi .-   ���
'eir    tl
Tl is
; ro!
���r.  Cab
piano,    by  Mr   R.  \.    His
niching, andil |and songs by Mr. !���'. T   Ch;
lustrating    the  effectii -,-    ti
, playi i- pian -  f< ir  the  an
to keep 11 irom getting rumpled and panying
soiled in a very  short  time. '     'i'|K.     newest     recoi Is
Many   Easter   jifts    probably   took ��� maguificcnl    rendering
the form oi  handbags,  tins  year,  for|with   chorus     ol   prisoners
1 ""   01    \ undertaken
Beaconsfiel I   Wi.man's   Guil
Methodist    Church.    While the
main  the spiritual welfare is tin- motive, y.-i the social, financial ai . educational  life,  wherever    sickness  and
trouble are 1111 1    ���       ain   h
,'"  , '' comforl and chi       ���    visit the       ul   thej   hastily  tak<
iu" and tlie  lonely,    and  ma        sick  rear,   thus   wa
,    1,1 , , 1 "c brightened bj  ii  wcrs  the guns 1    tl
'j' 0    \ thai     irry their mi 01  lo\ e   be  readv   for
. and hope.    So much for the
' : Their work is also given to I
il   iin-   si ddii rs      id thosi
laVei     ipon tl em, alsi   tin  11 lintcna
n 1 pi isoi ei 1 1 -.- :      ai ntial -    1 ii- .
.'-. at  win,     there* tl
vvas. (    . tttei    mci    and   n ports  their   blood
��� i icers     .1-   v er*   good,
lhe     pli pi ogres ���   ma -
the pasl  year.    An  interesting  paper
,*as '���'-.. :      D. Tayloi
ii. ��� Chi ��� i-; be inti 1 -
,'.i issionai 1      \\ orl  "     Tl
was held    al  the
heroes    ni   tli
sc grim ditchi
foresl  nr  01
overhead git
ch of the nou
��� ng gas befoi
-���  sense   ��� 1   ii-
writing in I.
says thai th
their slumber
��� id clamor as
flight  to  thc
system.     I he\   ,11 ���   ch.ir-._i
,   incompetence.     . lolence,
s  terrorism,       indelicacy,
_ I then,   waste,   briber}-  and
. j Inspection
N'i w is it ni 1    a fact 1
��� called   inspection   of  all   ll
��� tions by w hich miscondii'
1 j detected, is something -
' vacre, and something ol .
���I*   Should nol a  Provinci: 1
open unannounced, al une:
inert-. I" you, and to 1 ' et
every   munii ipality
w ith    .1     ej   in  all
Sin-lib!   iv 1   gri   lei
ill celebrate 1
:���     '���;'-'-��� al    n  tl
Voting   fi
Ma;  Qi"     '* i;'  '' ,'i'iV:-
warden sliall have all been dis-
of, and such secondary matters
-   may   appropriately   meet   the
vvill  \to  doubt
ging   to   these
lese reforms all
viiieh   thev   de-
mini Loat     1 nds are
ng I       b ad    ot
nil.   issued
totei    c ''.*.
in    Iln
they are a very necessary appendage  vrison   scene   from   "Samson   el   1)
to   every   well     dressed     woman,   and   lila."   sung   bv    Cani-o     al a   mosl
must vary  according to ber costume.'beautiful rendering
The fme leather satchel for all times, from "Romeo and lul,, ,
as in former dav.-. is in. longer co.ni    Cilrce   and a wonderful scxtetl     1 nn 1 "entland     (re-elected);     firsl
tenanccd,  foi   afternou   wear,  one  nf [the opera    "Liecia,"    bj    ���- hi   i':,'; '''     !l
ir satin, beaded or embroidered, I world's   most   famous   oucratii    sinii        '   : ' ' '���   ^"    h    Buckwell
tai >    Mi ���
the  ralsi    ioi -   **w 'Bert,   Clarendo    Street ers
ictia "by Galli    elected   were    Presidci        ' (
In tin ng a 3 oung man
^.iik,   mi    -aim.   oeaili'ii   01    euioi oliii-l e.l, | u . Mlii s    most     lamnls    Operatic     Sing      '	
lo  match  the  hal   or  dress,  musl  be ers, and which is quite a triumph o(   ,-"1     M"
carried in order to bc quite a la mode,  the recording art,    There were sol ���' ;-'��� '-   "    "���'
h)   John   McCormack;   an angi nu its
fur   I lawaiian   instrument ���., trios
piano, cello and violin, as  well .1- a
grcai man) others    Tl -at the pi  -��� - 1
piano can  lie used  as a  sympathetic
means     ui   accompai ytng    the   voice
wa-   fully   evidenced   hy   Mr.   lligiu
it is nol 1.lien thai a composer, can
also sine and act. bul -in-!: is tin-
case a- tar as Mr, Frederic Norton is
concerned, the composer "i  tin- veryIbothadm.    These  recitals  are
popular "Cbee   Chin  Chow,"   running  periodically,       and   .should
at   His   Majesty's  Theatre,   I London, popular.
When   Mr   Courtice   Pounds  lost   his' ������-���-������
voice, there was nobody in tlie company who could replace him, but the
composer stepped into tlie breach, ami
successfully played tlie part al 7i.elt;
performances, thus giving ihe audi
cnees the unique experience
ing a piece  w
1 1
ol   committees      Pa
1'    Rumble;  sick  and    \     ting,
Mn. W . Sw igi ri. refreshn em     M 1 -
I,  l-i .1-1-1. - icial sen ice, Mrs. 1',   VV.
rganist,  Mrs.
Ca 11 y 1 i vi    eil      ���. 11
Till 11 ..  ��� ���   ilei
prog) am,
Mrs.  \\    Taylor.
Miss Jessie  Emery on  Monda;
for   Hazelton   where she   will
with  : 1 1   sister,  Mrs II    Phillip:
the summer.
li  -
. isil
Extravagant Tasteo x|r���      r.   McKeiwici    of     Twenty-
It was tn satisfy your extravagant   fourth   Avenue,  entertained  a   number
ried the desperate  husband; 0[ h,.r friends and neighbors on  the
l h e (11 d M a 1
Inn ights I
Still      1 * I k 1 '
I l.ll'l'
Mai i- had two little cheeks
U hii h  wen- ,1- -.-. hite as
Si - evi r*    here  thai   Mary  went
Some  rouge  was sure  to c
thai I committed that forgery.   The
e. eninc
\pril   5,   at   whist.     Sh
nun   .  '"." "   ' u oy her sister-in-law, Mp
vbej-e    the  two    leading [started and gazed at  him  wondering-   McKenzie.    Those present were    M
parts were played by the author, .\lr.f - :    ','
Asche. and thc composer. asked.
* * *
There   is -a   movement     on   f
it   in
crime is upo^i your head."   .The wile | w ls assiste
Four lectures on different phases ol
rime   on   straight?"   she   ant]  Mrs.  |)   Robertson, Mr. and  Mrs.   Confederation   are   to  he   delivered   in
|D.   Beare.  Mr. and  Mrs.  A. J   Willis,  the city in June, as follows-
��� m  ' Mr and    Mrs.    Farquarson,  sr.,   Mr. I    "Step-  Leading  to  Confederation,"
Economy aud Mrs. ('.   I.. Watson, Mr. and Mrs.Uiy   Dr.  S.   I>.  Scott;    The  Constitu*
England to promote a better under-! War economy is apparently prac J- M. Bender. Mrs K. A. tuner. Mrs. tonal As,e s 1 Confederation b>
standing of Spain, and her na^tioiAl tised as much in the home of the M. Vickers, Mrs. Matthews. During J11st.ee Clement, be Fathers ol
character, and an. important part of clergyman as elsewhere, for the other serving ol refreshments the hostess Confederation. bj F. C. Wade,
Of  the   music  of   dav the small son of one was invited j announced   the   winners.   Mrs.    \ ick-, K.l   .  and      I be     Rounding     Out   o|
to  say  grace    when   visiting  at   the ers receiving ladies' first,, and Mr. 1).  Confederation,    by  Mr. VV.
house'of a friend.   Seeming unable to Robertson gentleman s.
begin, his Imst said. "Come, mv little -
man. just sav what father savs when j     Mrs.    A.J.    Willis and    daughter,
he sits down ti-.the table."    Thus en-INtta,  oi   Slocan  Street,  left   last   Sat-
couraged,   the   small   visitor    began;  n
il is the production
Spanish composers. Turinec, who is
quite a young man, is looked upon as
thc foremost composer of tlie Spanish school and his work. "La Procession dn Rocio." tWillustrates in
music   the   sights   anT   sounds   of  a.
procession   in   honor   of  the   Blessed i''Just  go easy  with  that* butter. now-
Virgin, in Seville ,and merriment and | ir's  fifty  cents a  pound."
solemnity    are   cleverly    interwoven,
while an    effective  use iff    the drum
gives    a   trace   of     Moorish     music.
Turina is very original in his use of
folk song. The work scored a great
success when produced iiv London, so
we shall hope that some day one of
our enterprising Vancouver conductors, will give us the chance to hear
this interesting work, of thc little
known Spanish school; it would
surely he an attractive feature at any-
visit  vvith her daughter.  Mrs.  T,   Bot-
*    *     *
WOMEN   NOT   INCLUDED Mr.  R.  A.   Fisher of  Twenty-ninth
  ���    Avenue,  who  was  home  recently   on
Eminent authorities announce that I a visit with his wife and daughter.
thc vocabulary of the average per writes from his business place m
son consists of about three hundred Claresholm. Alta.. that he has fully
words. Wc wonder if this scientist recovered irom
took women into consideration uTi-n
he was arriving at this decision. It
seems to us somewhere in our tines
that we have run across some that
had a vocabulary that seems far
above this.
It is proposed to hold a fiftieth anniversary or jubilee of Confederation
luncheon about July 1, and all the
churches in Vancouver will bc asked
to commemorate Dominion Day by
fitting   senmuis.
The tea given on Wednesday afternoon under the auspices of thc Beaconsfield Methodist Women's Guild
hv Mrs. Swigert and Mrs. Toye. at
the  home  of the  former,    Clarendon
Jim McNuity had 14 teeth extracted in 62-3 minutes one day last
week. and'iK't a hurt in thc bunch.
Dr. Robinson did the extracting, Jack
Way held the stop watch, and Tom
Wilson caught the teeth. Half an
hour after Jim was on the street
playing marbles with thc other
youngsters���Hedley   Gazette.
B. C. Commercial Travellers
War Dance
Endorsed by
B. & P. O. OF ELKS, No. I
i*^��������h Richmond Craig's Weekly Message
"Why Are We Christians?
v hceigfSft ago.ng since the advent of Clirist, wc would see that
they are all Inspired by the spirit of
Jesus. The Gospel il Jesus has pro*
bleed results, and lliese results have
stood the acid te.-ts of time aud criticism.
The Hopes and Promises of Our
And in these dark days of stress
and strain, we arc firm believers in
the Christian faith, because of the
Comforting and helpful promises lhat
it gives to all who arc assailed with
trouble, or encompassed vvith sorrow.
The glorious hope of immortality beyond the grave, and the definite assurance of this through the Resurrection of the Christ, gives blessed
easing to the agonies of today. TJie
one voice that speaks to the aching
hearts of men and women, during
these agonizing times, and soothes
and consoles them in the hour of their
great trials, and sore bereavements, is
that of our Saviour Jesus Christ. In
the upper room iu Jerusalem he spake
to his disappointed disciples and
counselled them to have faith iu Him.
lie would not leave them comfortless. The same loving compassionate soul speaks as plainly and as
comfortingly as ever to a disappointed and sorrow-stricken world, and
through our tears and grief and pain,
He asks us all to listen to His great
message of Hope and Love. "I am
the Resurrection and the Life, let
not your heart be troubled, ye believe
in God, believe also in Me. in my
Father's house are many mansions:
if it were not so I would have told
you." With a confidence such as
these memorable words inspire we
are able "to give an answer to every
man lhat asketh us a reason of the
-Hope that is in us, with meekness and
"Be ready always to give an answer
to every man that asketh you a
reason of the hope that is in you
with meekness and fear."���I Peter
3:15.���(Notes of sermon preached
in Westminster Church, Vancouver, B. C.
Why are we Christians? This is, 1
think, a pertinent question, In cvery
day life ami business, men and women
are continually laced with the necessity of giving tlieir reasons for
holding certain views, and we who
profess the Christian faith, should be
willing at all times to give an answer
to every man that asketh us a reason
of the hope that it is us. We should
be able to give an intelligent answer
to this most important question,
"Why Are We Christians?"
Emphasis On Personal Relationship
We make answer to this question,
not because we feel that we are Christians in any pre-eminent degree���
would God that we were���but simply
because we believe that the emphasis
in our belief should be laid on the
personal relationship betwixt the soul
of man and Christ, and not upon any
external mark, system, or doctrine.
That which characterises and determines the Christian life and standard
is personal relationship between God
and man.
And so, we find ourselves drawn to
Christianity first of all because of thc
Unique Character of Jesus Christ
The Founder.
The verdict of mankind, of believer
and unbeliever alike, is that the moral
character of Jesus is unsurpassed. No
religion in the world has known such
a founder.    He    stands out    as the
greatest   aud   only   perfect   leader   in
history,  and    why���"because    of  thc
grcat and beneficent scope and aim of
the Gospel He preached and lived."
The great mission of Jesus Christ
into   this   world   was   to   do   nothing
else, and nothing less than to restore
the two relationships which had been
broken  by  sin,  namely  that  between
man  and  his  God,  and  tlmt between
man and his fellows.    This lost relationship can only be restored through
faith in Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
as thc Savior of the world.
What Faith Means
Now faith in Chrjst docs not mean
simply intellectual assent to the bare
fact that this man called Jesus Christ
died upon a cross.    Faith is not mere
belief  on  evidence,  or  on  testimony.
It is not even the intellectual acceptance as  true of what God has    said.
Faith   is   not   faith   without   the   element   of   personal  confidence,   self-
commitment,  trust.    A  man  may accept all known truth about God and
Christ, and believe it on the authority of God himself, and yet bc destitute of  faith.    By faith  in  Christ we
do not mean faith in a, dead body on
a wooden cross.    Nor is it a trust or
confidence upon one act nf atonement.
We are Christians because our trust,
confidence   and   personal     resting   is
upon   the   Christ   who  performed  the
Confidence In the Personal Christ
This is the essence of saving faith.
The  poor   woman   who    bathed   the
feet of Christ with tears knew  nothing  of  doctrines  aboul     Christ,   and
could   give   no   intellectual   assent   to
ihem.    She  knew  nothing  about  an
act of atonement for Calvary was yet
in front; but she knew, that the sweet
face of Jesus was the first that had
looked ou her in love; she knew that
his   voice   was   the    first     that     had
touched  and    quickened    the  broken
chords    of her heart.    She saw AT-
ONE-MIENT   in   Wiosc     wonderous
eyes of Jesus, and she cast her whole
self  in   simple   trust,   and   confidence
And personal   restfulness  upon   Hint,
and according  to  the  Master's    own
words  it was  her  faith  in   Him  that
saved her.   We believe in the atoning
act of Christ, but we are  saved, not
because of that belief, but because we
cast ourselves on the personal Christ.
The Power of the Spirit     '
And    again    wc  are    attracted  to
Christianity because of thc  Powei of
thc Holy Spirit made manifest in lhe
lives  and  hearts  of  men.    No  other
religion in the world guarantees power to those who adopt it. tn keep its
laws and prospects.' We know whom
we have believed and we are   persuaded that He is able to keep that which
we have committed unto Him.    This
spirit is not a mere influence, but it
is God himself as a spirit, in contact
with our spirits.    God thus works in
man   for   the  accomplishment   of  his
purpose  in   Christ.
The Products of Christianity
The types of characters which this
Christianity of ours through the
power of the Ho!.,* Spirit has produced is another of thc reasons why
we are attracted to it. If we were
to make out a list of the saintlicst
and noblest names of history, and of
the most beneficent movements, that
The Spiritual Side of Everyday Life
"You may step over the stumbling-block easily, but how about the next
On wet days, when lessons were done, long years ago, we children
were allowed to play a game of our own invention called Tig-all-over-
As its name suggests, this game provided plenty of exercise for limbs
cramped in study. It benefitted us morally as physically, though the
name does not suggest that. (Whether is benefited our stair-carpets is
"another story.")
, The moral benefit came from a strict rule of the game relating to stair-
rods. ���
Readers of The Standard will find if they race up and down stairs in
sufficient numbers, that a stair-rod now and then becomes loosened.
This is a very real source of danger, as one might be tripped up���sent
flying to the foot of the stairs. So a rule was made that anyone perceiving a loosened rod should cry "Pax," drop on his knees, and remedy
the defect before the game was resumed.
Even now the habit is so strong that not one of us can pass a lopseued
stair-rod in a strange house, and the custom of removing the stumbling-
block, has been extended to oraugc-peel and banana-skins in the streets,
and, T trust, to other ways of helping a neighbor.
Helping a Neighbor
For that was the lesson of the stair-rods���to help someone who was
coming after. One might step over the stumbling-block in safely oneself, but it would trip up the next comer.
Isn't it true that a great many people consider that perfectly fair in the
game of life? "Each man for himself." they say. "As long as I am safe,
wdiy worry about the next man?   Let him learn to be as careful as I."
And would not this world of ours In which the great game goes on be
an infinitely happier, brighter, and more useful place if the stair-rod rule
were followed, and each one thought of his neighbor as well as himself,
and cleared away obstacles instead of stepping over them?
In the game of tig one did not know who was coming next���the favorite sister or the butt of the family, the stair-rod rule held good for
all. In the game of life we never know who will come next along thc
path. The point is to do the kind thing and clear the way of evil. Then
sometimes God lets us have the gratitude of one wc love as a reward.
I'm Much Too Busy
So easy to say that! Want of time is the great excuse just now. "I'm
much too busy to stop and right a wrong." "I'm much too busy to find
a kind action." Think of the stair-rod rule when you say that. You
would be racing along as hard as you could go, but the stop had to come,
and it was for such a little time after all. It might be saving a limb, or
even a life, but fifteen seconds sufficed for the whole, piece of work.
Kind actions are never measured by the length of time they take to
perform; and it is just the busiest people wdio find odd moments to perform them. Tllc point is to make the rule, practise it till habit helps in
the prompt performance. That done, besides the gain to those who
come after the benefit by thc help, there will be the still greater gain of
a fine character made ready for heavjen.
As You Are Strong
Often the strongest people���those whose characters are made of the
best material in the rough, are the hardest and least considerate. They
need to remember not to judge others by themselvs. ''I am strong
enough to step over the stumbling-block, but as all are not, I will clear
away," is better than, "1 can look after myself, so why can't she?"
Strength is given to one just for the sake of the weak who are to follow���spiritual strength as well as strength of body and mind���so let us
"0 strengthen  me, that while  1  stand
Firm on the Rock, and strong in Thee,
I  may stretch out a loving hand
To wrestlers with the troubled sea."
An important task of Christ's
Church is to comfort the people. This
is a ministry which is becoming increasingly necessary as the months
go on. There are few homes that are
not being touched by the tragedy of
the war. There are few hearts that
are not sorrowing for some one wh"
has fallen. Many are bewildered as
well as stricken. "Does God care?" is
the mute cry heavenward of many a
broken spirit. To soothe, to console,
lo lighten lliese lives in their hours
of darkness is lhe work of Ihe Christian minister, Ile has other functions; he has often lo instruct and
warn and denounce; hut there are
times like the present when his high
privilege is to be a comforter.
Any religion would be incomplete
if it did not meet Ihe tleep needs of
(he human heart in Ihis direction. As
a matter of fact, tliere is none which
meets it like our own. The Old
Testament is full of the strong wine
of comfort, and the advent of Christ
brought a vast accession to the stores
that can be drawn upon. The Church
which realizes this element in its faith
and uses il so soften the ills and sufferings of mankind is the Church
which takes the firmest bold of the
There is no part of thc minister's
service where he can introduce the
note of conviction with greater confidence. The whole of history and
Bpirttual experience proves that God
cares. The story of the Bible is the
story of One who loves and comforts His people. From lhe beginning we see Him brooding over
them, moulding their development,
drawing them nearer to Himself, with
divine patience and tenderness, pleased when they progressed in line with
His law. grieved when they went
astray. A world of significance lies
in thi* passage, "His sonlw as grieved
for tbe misery of Israel." That Christ
came to earth shows how God cared.
Despite our wilfulness and stupidity
and sin, we know He cares, and in
these awful days one caif reverently
think of Him as grieving for the misery of men and saying to Hisminis-
ters, Comfort ye My people.
There can, surely, he no higher and
truer service than this���to lead men
and women to look anew into the
deep heart of things, to give them a
vision of the God of all comfort and
thc splendour of His Mercy and compassion, and to impart to them the
wonder of His strength and peace as
they bow beneath their burdens of
toil and anguish.
It is a time of marvellous opportunity for the Church. Through the
avenue of sorrow it may. if il cares,
bring the world nearer to God.���Selected.
Why not? For politics, properly
considered, is just the people making plans, and carrying out plans, to
govern themselves; anil in these the
young people are even more vitally
interested than the older people. I'he
plans and policies adopted now will in
most cases reach their full formation
only alter the older people have gone
the way of all the eartli and tiie
young people of today become the
older  people.
It is nol only lhe young men who
are concerned; bul the young women
also.   The franchise has been granted
'to women in some of our Provinces,
and it looks as if, before long, evert
woman in Canada, as she comes of
age, vvill have a vole, equally with
her  brother.
If people are lo govern tllcmsctvcl
properly, every one should have i;
part in it; and especially every Chris
tian. W'e are no believers in the
easy-conscienced way of "leaving
politics to the politicians." Every
one should be in politics; especially,
politics should be leavened and controlled by the high ideas of right and
freedom and service which are best
learnt at the feet of the Man of
Galilee.���Path  Finder.
Mark R. Eagleson, one of the pioneers aud best known citizens of the
Lillooet and Cariboo districts, died
on Sunday. Eagleson during the
many years of his residence in the
upper country was prominently connected with all lines of development
and political endeavor. As a staunch
Liberal lie did much to advance the
interests of the parly. From I'XI5
until 10*19 he sat iu the provincial
legislature as a member for Lillooet.
Last week he was unanimously elected honorary president of the newly
formed   Lillooet   Liberal   Association.
Coming to Clinton as a young man,
Mr. Eagleson was first one of the
pioneer freighters on the Cariboo
road during the days of the famous
Cariboo gold excitement. Since then
he had been prominent in up-country
ranching and real estate development
and had extensive mining interests in
the Bridge river district of Lillooet.
For years he was the proprietor of
hotels al Hat Creek. Clinton and Lillooet. Deceased was 57 years of age
and is survived by his widow and
only son, the latter being at the front
with the  102nd Battalion, C. E.  F.
Seizure of German ships in New
York harbor, 27 in number and aggregating more than 275.UOO tons
gross, from the 54.000-ton liner Vat-
erland, down to the 1,468-ton bark
Matadora. have been completed and
their 151X) men and officers transferred  to  thc  immigration   station.
If the motion picture film produced
annually in the l'nited Stales -.mounts
to more than l.OOO.tlOO.IKK. feet, as
has been estimated, one may. from
this statement, gather pome conception of the extent to which this industry has grown.
With Judge Galligher as chairman,
and Judges Murphy and W. A. Macdonald as the other commissioners,
the alleged irregularities of the February by-election in this city arc to
j be investigated. The commissioners
are given wide powers.
In a brilliantly original editorial
thc "Sun" advocates the rose as Van
corner's floral emblem. The only
objection is that Portland had the
same idea a few years ago, and has
extensively advertised itself as "Thc
Rose City." Having Wade thc proposal, we find it too heavy to enter-
They were at the Stanley Park Zoo.
"That," said the serious young man.
"is a garter snake." "That tittle
thing!" exclaimed the buxom maiden, incredulously, "why, it's ever s..
much too small "
_ .��� _____��� ������
Man does not live to he worked
for, but to work for others.���Tolstoy,
 ��t?l> ���
There arc two fundamental truths
that we must keep firm and unflinching hold upon in these days that
bring to us much to test our faith.
The first one is, mankind is redeemable. That is not the same as saying
that all kinds of men may lie saved,
using that word either in ils old-
fashioned or its quite modern acceptance, 'I'he compass of the truth is
this, that the phrase, "a redeemed
humanity," really means something;
that il stands for an ideal and purpose in thc thought of God 11 bus-If.
And the second truth is this, that
the Gospel, revealing lhe grace of
God in Jesus Christ, is given to accomplish that redemption, a-
will not fail in its task. If we believe
these two things, if we keep a firm
hold uiion them in all the breadth and
fullness of their implications, the
darkness and sadness even of thc
present great world. With these
truths in our souls we can go
about the tasks of today with courage and hope and a great expectation.
Near-By Power
Will your kind of Christianity
stand closeup examination? Or is it
the kind of which "distance lends enchantment to the view?"
We all know that the hardest place
in which to bc true witnesses for
Christ is in the home circle. It is
easy, somehow, to bc "off our guard"
at home���but the Devil is never Off
his guard there. Perhaps we expect
the home folks to make allowances
for the weakness of our human nature in thc home; and yet that is the
place of all places where Christ longs
to reveal His miracle power in us.
If wc find ourselves most unloving to those whom we really love
most, our Christianity is a sad failure at a vital testing-place; and-we
cannot possibly do for others outside the family circle wdiat wc might
do unless we let Him show His
power in us to those near al hand.
If we would bc used in blessing to
"the uttermost parts of the earth,"
we must let that same sort of blessing begin "in Jerusalem." Tt was
true on the Day of Pentecost, and it
is   still   true
which   shines
est at home.'
"lay,   that   "the     light
farthest   shines   hright-
a sub-
The two were walking along
urban road.    It could hardly be
a road, it was so deep in mud
lhe   sudden   storm.     Tlieir   feet
clogged,  their hats   were  soaked
lhe drippings from the trees, and
were still a mile or so from shelter,
"Of all lhe bad roads I ever saw,
this is thc worst!" the man exclaimed.
"Oh, look!" said the girl. She stood
still at the spot where the road turned. Far off, under the rain-washed
sky, the towering buildings and
gleaming roofs of the city lay as in
a picture, soft and clear in the late
sunlight. "Isn't it beautiful? And on
tllis muddy road, too It's like getting a glimpse of the New Jerusalem
as one goes plodding along the roads
of the world, isn't it? Who cares for
the mud after seeing that?"
No road is mean or prosaic that
has such glimpses. The Christian
cannot find a path, no matter how
obscure from which thc vision of thc
City of God cannot be glimpsed
every day. If he thinks only of the
mud, and itever looks toward the
view���well, whose fault is it?
Premier Lloyd George joined in
the recent invitation from Westminster Chapel. London, to Rev. J,
H. Jowett now of New York. The
Hritish Weekly says that Mr. Lloyd
George wrote a strong letter to Dr.
Jowett urging him to icturn to England. He said. "London will need
prophetic voices more than ever in
the period of reconstruction' after the
war." Dr. Campbell Morgan, the
former pastor of Westminster and
who is retaining his membership in
the Church also supported the ivnita-
'HE Idea of providing hospital cars
for Invalided members of Canada/a expeditionary forces originated with the Canadian Pacific Railway over two years ago, when floor
plans and Interior arrangements for
hospital cars were submitted to the
Director-General of Supplies and
Transport.* At that time it was considered that the time was not ripe tor
them. However, It was later found
atdviuable to provide the greatest
comfort possible in the transportation ot returned Invalided soldiers.
The Military Hospitals Commission
therefore agreed to the Canadian Pacific Railway building six new hospital cars, fitted up on the most up-
to-date lines from the point of view
of hygienic and medical efficiency.
All the necessary points for comfort
and easy transport have been considered, as well as the facilities for rendering every medical assistance to
tbe men while t travelling. The
oars,  which  were  inspected  by  the
nal plans submitted to the Director-
General of Supplies and Transport,
with, however, certain innovations
found valuable by the French and
British railways in transporting men
from the front There are thiree
units of two cars each, making six
cars tn all, and the direction of the
cars rests with the Hospitals Commission. Each unit comprises what
is known as a composite car and a
ward car. The former contains six
cots, tn addition to the quarters for
medical officers and nurses, while the
latter car has accommodation for
fourteen patients. Everything has
been provided, not only for the comfort of the returned Invalids, but for
those in charge of the patients. The
accommodation for the nurses is
equivalent to that of a drawing-room
on a standard sleeper, with a toilet
room annex upholstered tn leather
and all possible train comforts. Facilities have been provided for the
storage ot baggage, and there Is also
Hospitals Commission,  were turned a kitchen attached, such as Is consult on lines very similar to the origl-1 talned In a tourist sleeper, to enable
(omforts for Retumirvg' Heroes
special foods to be provided for the
wounded soldiers when occasion
arises. The medical officers' quarters are fitted In the form of a compartment with upper and lower
berths, and a small dispensary.
The ward car consists of one large
room the length of a standard sleeper, and lavatories at either end. Standard hospital cots are Installed In
both cars; the floors are covered with
linoleum and the aisles carpeted. A
special feature is the Introduction ot
a "bad weather entrance." The composite cars have two side entrances,
in addition to the usual ones at each
end. The Bide entrances, where the
patients will be received, have been
fitted with very heavy curtains which
can be drawn closely in bad weather,
thus affording ample protection from
draughts to the patients already Id
the cars. The cars will be easily distinguished by the large Red Cross,
painted on either side of the words
"Military Hospital."
Lt.-Col. Walter Maughan, representing the Canadian Pacific Railway
Company, received Col. Dr. Alfred
Thompson, Chief Medical Officer of
the Military Hospitals Commission;
Col. J. J. Sharpies, Officer. Commanding the Military Hospitals Command;
and Col. Emmott E. Clark, Assistant
Director-General of Supplies and
Transport, and conducted the party
on a tour of thorough inspection
through the composite cars and the
ward car. The party came from
Ottawa expressly to make the inspection, and subsequently expressed
themselves delighted with the accommodation, which they said was so
perfect in every detail that they could
offer no suggestions for any alterations. Later Captain Symonds, Architect of the Military Hospitals Commission, and Mr. S. A. Armstrong,
Director of the Military Hospitals
Commission, made a similar tour of
Inspection. The cars go into operation immediately.
yi ':���"-.�� SATURDAY. APRIL 14, 1917.
The Public Highway
The Interurban Lines of the B. C. Electric run on their own tracks on private
rights-of-way, bought and maintained
at great expense.
The jitney runs on pavements built and
maintained at the public expense, without paying its fair share of the cost.
This discrimination will sooner or later
injuriously affect the service of the electric railway on which the bulk of the
people depend.
If you value that service and what it
means to the community see that this
company is not discriminated against
either in your patronage or in the actions of your representatives.
Tories Ready To Bust Up The
B. N. A. Act
(By H.  F. GADSBY.)
Ottawa. April    12���The   Toronto
New-, vvheh invariably presents the
strongest meat of the Borden gov-
I eminent'., word, reverts to llu- ipn-s-
tion���Can tin- government, by making   UM   oi   il-   majority   in   t'omi i-,
anil Senate, extend tbe life ni parliament after it-. life has expired?
Pul another way. ii��- question is -
Can  Iln-   Uordell governmeni dispense
| with   the  unanimous  consent  "i  the
Canadian   parliament   and   the   subse-
I quent  ratification    by  the    imperial
parliament���both    "i   which    are   re-i
quired  under  the   liriii-h   Xorth   Am-'
erica  Aet���aud beep itself indefinitely
in   office   by   means  of   il-  party   majority in both  houses?
I'm a third way. the question i-.
Can   the , Borden    government   play |
j with our National Constitution
whenever il likes, for the purpose of
dodging a general election that is going to send it  back to lhe tal! grass. |
While the Mews lacks the nerve to i
say plain Ves! and. indeed, argues i
that ther" is danger in any precedent I
which conflicts with lhe language of
tllc constitution, it hints that "grtatl
emergencies may over-ride all regulations and condition-."
In other words, the News, having
inside information, wouldn't be at all
surprised i'' lhe llorden government
tried it ou as a last desperate measure to stave off the impending doom.
The News does not forget that the
Borden government is a Tory governmeni. and thai a Tory government believes in the ruling class ruling with as little interference from
the ruled as possible. In October;
1917, at which time its year's extension lapses, the llorden government
will have done ils worst for the com;
mon people for six years. Taxes were
never so high, food never cost so
much, graft was never so prevalent
or so outrageous, as it has been under the Borden government, Tbe
government that was responsible for
paper shues. Sir Sham fuse. Colonel
Allison, the Ross rifle, and a hundred other scandals, now shapes up
to ask another year's reprieve, and,
if it is refused, to sandbag lhe constitution  and  steal  one.
Tbe dear old News would look mi
and see this done quite cheerfully. As
another famous Tory said. "What is
tbe  constitution    between    friends?"
lu its less excited moments, the
News is wont to expatiate on the
benefits of Confederation, and to relate the long struggle that led up to
that consummate document, the Hritish North America Acl. Hut the
first time the llorden government
runs into the llritish North America
Act, tlic News is prepared to kick the
whey out of it���out of (he British
North America Act. I mean, not out
of the  Borden Government,
Another interesting paradox is the
News' attitude on Canadian home
rule. Ordinarily tbe News is prepared to sacrifice large quantities of
Canadian home rule to an Imperial
council on Downing Street. In facl
a centralized Imperial government
with the grcat autonomous overseas
.status whittled down to Ontario size,
is its heart's desire, as it is the Boi
den government's. Hut when it's i
case of keeping the rotten Rordc-
government in office, tbe News is all
for home rule. "Perdition take lh ���
llritish parliament." savs the New
in  effect. "We'll  -1" our own  extend
men, it vvill be the Borden government that is afraid to entrust the soldiers with the ballots that art now-
stacked up in the High Commissioner's office in London.
Thus tbe News has two string- lo
its how. Thc first is���to the deuce
with the constitution if it prevents
the Borden governmeni -laying in __-
long as it likes.
The second is���to the deuce with
the soldiers' vote, because the I'.or-
den government wouldn't gel it anyway.
nates from the knightly editor of the
i oronto News. I'lu- suggestion is so
bqstile I- lhe Canadian constitution,
lhat it might well come from Sir lohn
Willison'i employer.Lord Northclitfc,
who doubtless argue- that Iln- wa) to
link liu- Umpire together i- to undermine the constitutions of ihe over*
s.as  dominions  and   then   band   the "er "v watter.
weakened  remnants  over  to a  strong . . ,
central  governmeni  at   Westminster.      Easter birds of a feather flocked to
In   short,   the   New.   aims   lo  do  two   t|'��     Communion   rail     together   last
things:   To violate the constitution to I Sunday
keep lin- Borden governmeni in, anil,
incidentally,   to   weaken   lhe   constitution   so   lhat   Canada   can   be   handed
over to the ceutralizers.    This is  the
ripe  fruit  of    the     Borden    gpvern-
administration���that the  llrif        ^^^^^^^^^^^^M^^^^^^^H
ish   North  America  A  t   is treated as - man's   head  are  numbered,   the   angel
a scrap of paper. keeping   tab  of    some   oi     these   old
If tin-  News' suggestion  is followed I baldheads must have an easy time,
to   its   ultimate   conclusion,     heaven
Rails mil ih r mow   -hovel: 'Mil mi
t * *
If there wa.ni a manicurist ai some
of the swell Vancouver barber shops,
more men would shave themselves,
��� * *
li  it's so  that even   the  hairs on  a
Give    Satisfaction     for    a
Life Time
(Between Robson and Smythe)
only knows where thc encroachments
of tin- Federal power will stop. If
the federal power can extend its tenure of office, simply by its own say-
so, it  c;u> equally as  well assert that
Distance lends enchantment to a
joy ride from Vancouver to Westminster.
* * *
A   Winnipeg   grain   broker,   in   an
tbe  provinces  have  no  rights  under I endeavor  to  break    himself
the constitution, and proceed to ex-j swearing habit, arranged to pay his
ercise the functions now delegated to stenographer one dollar for ever)
them. li the federal power can cuss word he uttered in her presence,
flout lhe llritish North America Act His fines for March totalled $75. but
whenever it pleases, then there is no he will come off easier this mouth,
lesser authority that it may not over-! He's still profane, but he's fired the
i"'1'1'. j stenographer
Il is worth nothing lhat the News
experiences a sense of shame in making tbis impudent suggestion, and
tries to tie up wiih the impossibility
ol   registering   the   soldier   vote   if   al
general  election   takes  place.     Its  ar-i     T|)e   difference   between   a   private
giiment  i-. m short, that the  British sanatarium    and a public    asylum  is
North    \merica   Act   ought  to  be  us* [about a hundred dollars a  week
sauJted   ar   home   (Recause   our   soldiers  arc  fighting  for  it  abroad.  The
News   freely  admits   that    it   vvas   in
favor of the Soldiers'  Votes Art���as
indeed   everybody   was���and     dial   it
argued   strongly,   from   the   precedent
of  the   American   Civil   War.  tllat   the
vote could and  should  be  taken.
11 now admits quite a- freely, that
the vote cannot and should not be
taken.   Inn   it  does   not   give   the   real
reasons. The News says it was dif- ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ficult, ii not impossible, to poll the | The Germans are cultured peopt
British Columbia soldiers' vous inlthey pray on Sunday and prey i
France, and that it would he more dif- I Monday,        Tuesday. Wednesda
ficult   to   poll   the   overseas   soldiers'
votes in a  Dominion general election.
In 1915. the News lh,nighl. as the
lion. Bob Rogers did. thai the soldiers' voles could be nulled and that
they would be cast for the llorden
government. But l*?ld found them
wiser. The soldiers had Sain Hughes
and Colonel Allison and the Ross rille
.and other matters in their crop, and
when the British Columbia soldiers
had a chance to show their detestation of Ottawa graft and incompetence by kicking ou! a government of
the same party-stripe iu Victoria, 11.
i C. they went to it heartily. The result was a change of hearl in the
.News. It believes. I'or publication,
that the soldiers' vote cannot be polled, and feels in private, that that is
lhe best thing that can hapnen* to a
vole that has gone back ou ihe Bor*
cle"  government.
The News, of course, mixes the
ip'gumein un vvith a lol of snivel
| about disfranchising 400.000 soldiers
| who ought to vote for Canada w_'yn
ithey are ready to dip for Canada, The
-Mimic answer to this is. ih-o if anv-
Ibodv disfranchises   the  400,000 brave
The devil may have tempted Eve
with an apple, but it takes a cocktail
to achieve  results  these  days.
"Mall Caine." answered a South
Vancouver school boy to his teacher's
question;  "Who  killed   Abel:"
* * *
If J.  S   Cowper ever buries the little   hatchet   he   is   now   using   against
the   Liberal government,  he  is  pretty i
sure to leave  the handle -ticking on1
where be can reach it in a hurry.
* * *
Thursday, Friday, and  Saturday.
* tt ft
There's  many    a  (.'nbi-r.niii-
pointee thinking lie's holding dowi
government job. when he's only hanging mi to il.
Getting into heaven doesn't worry
the average man so much as trying
lo keep out of tin- other place.
If you are flat broke, right flown to
bed rock, that's a pretty good place
from   which  to  make  a   second  -ian.
Vancouver girls are sometimes
kissed against their better judgement,
but never against their wills', though
sometimes bv their Wills.
* * *
A candid street preacher holding
forth on Carrall Street Saturday night
said he bad reformed because In- was
getting old. Most young sports arc
willing to do the  same.
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.
Some   women   alvva;
they don't sav.
mean   what
With  the
-i  pa|
those Calgary oil -lock certificates
you bought tliree years ago Ilia) yet
bc  valuable.
Two may lie able to live as cheaply**
as one, but it costs a lot to get -tailed right.
Faint heart never won fair lady.
neither did faint heart ever land a
fellow in a breach of promise suit.
When you can get politicians to
rush into print and explain things,
you have him on the run.
f. ���* *
Tennessee   has   a   governor   named
Rye     If there's any graft down there,
It's   probably   Comin'   Through     the
Ready For Your Inspection.
'*  52ir        M G. S. FORSYTH & CO.
SHOP        " Corner Homer and Hastings St.
(From the loco Times.)
Since our last edition wc have seen
the  War Pictures which were shown
at the Imperial Hall.
For the benefit of those- people
who did not see these pictures, we
want to tell them that they missed a
real fine show, and the opportunity
to hear a lecture which could only
be delivered by a man who had been
in  actual  touch with  his  subject.
Dr. Mandy who brought the pictures to loco and delivered thc lecture, spent a number of years in Cermany and speaks German like a native, and moreover having traversed
the greater part of war swept Europe  is an  authority pf thc  first or
der on the subjects he brings to your
nutice during his lecture.
It is hard to say which was the
better part of the show, thc pictures
or the lecture, but wc believe that the
combination of the two is thc reason
for the popularity and enthusiasm
which Dr. Mandy's entertainment
aroused in loco, and which makes his
offering one of the very best wherever it might he placcd before the
(From the loco Times.)
Last Saturday week Mr. Sirdevan
took advantage of what looked like
a good afternoon for fishing. A\ ith
rod and reel he took himself off to
the local, streams and apparently had
a good afternoon's sport for he arrived home with eight nice brook
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 tlie 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 bc a worse
disaster to the Empire and her Allies than
reverses in the Field ?
You Can���
help  thwart   Germany's   desperate
marine thrust on the high seas.
You Can���
do this by helping to make every bit of
land in Canada produce���the very last
pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.
and Remember���
that no man can say that he has fully done
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to make it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
India and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and
Australia more than four times.
_ . ���    .       ��� M25 MILES
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 still more."
Martin Burrell���Minister of Agriculture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subjec'. relative to Farm
and Garden, to write���
��b? ^tanuarb
P����;Uh��il avery Saturday at <!S Homer Street. Vancouver ;
Telephone    Seymour  470 j
Registered  at  the   Post   Office  Department,   Ottawa,   aa
a*��ond Class Mall  Matter. j
Ta all points lu Canada.  Unlt.'d  Kingdom, Newfoundland
New Zealand and other British l'oss^sslons:
Pftstase to American.  European anii otlier foreign leuntrt^.
ft 00 per year extra.
The  Standard   wltl   be  delivered   to  any   address   In   Van   j
couver or vicinity at ton cents a month.
Member ot the Canadian Press Association.
"���<ot Standard, wilh which is incorporated the Saturday
Chinook, .-iii-uinN In Vancouver and tiie citlea, towns, v 11-
larei and settlements 'throughout British Columbia. Id
politics the paper Is Independent liberal.
...Tin- standard Company
Htand&rd .l��'i>  Depart mon I
Life insurance coiiipanit'S- -most.) mutual and
mutual savings banks have aboul ten billion dollars of
invested assets. This Is Hutch tin* biggesl concentrated investment fund in ilii- or any oilier country, cial, 1.1 public and _?__ philautlu
Tlu- investing i- done by experts.; and tlic chauges
that occurred in a ten-year period, a- disclosed by a
recent report, should be interesting to individual investors.
The biggest  item,  footing up  four billion dollars,
consists ni real estate loans, and llu- next biggesl -
The decline in the demand for workers noted in
previous months continued iiirJanuary, as shown b\
reports from  IK) employment bureaus���75 eommer-
There was, how
ever, an increase of -13 per cent, in demand for workpeople, as compared with lanuaxy of last year, on thc     I- From $100,000 up tp and including one mill..,
basis of reports for that month irom practjcally itlen   the fir*-< $25,000 thc same as No. 2, the remainder .
tical bureaus.   The number of vacancies notified to all I"'1 cent.
offices in lanuary was 28,338, a daily average of I.-      '   ���" excess "' $1,000,000. the first Sl.O00.00O
Ottawa. April 13.��� It i- announced by Sir Thomas
'White, minister of finance, that total subscriptions t>
the third wai loan have reached the huge sum ol
$266,748,300. This sum. however, include- $f,0.000,
000 offered by the chartered hank.-; S1S.121.00C) of
conversions from the first loan and $5,983,000 sm
renders of debenture stock.
The number of subscriptions exceed- 40,800, whi. ���
is nvei* 3000 more than last tear. Subscriptions ������'
less than $25,000 represent a total of $82380,000. To
Scale down the balance to make up Sl50.000.000 a.I
told, the following allotments will be maile:
1   Twenty-five thousand dollars and under will I
allotted in full.
2. Prom $25,000 up and including   $100,000, tl
first $25,000 in full, the remainder 80 per cent.
Plione Seymour 9086
We Write Insurance in Sound, Reliable Companies.
Dow Fraser Trust Co.
122 Hastings St. West. McKay Station, Burnaby
098.5, as compared with  1,185.8 iu    December and
750.0 in January of lasi year. The number of persons
placed was 13,803, a daily average Of 527.8. as compared with 574.0 in December and 389.8 in January
same as No. 3, the remainder 45 per cent.
Sir Thomas White explained that this will result > i
subscriptions from $25,000 to $100,000 receiving an
average of SS per cent, of   the sum subscribed,   ati I
1916,   Tin- pnipiiriii.ii of the total vacancies filled to subscriptions over $1,000,000 an averag
the  total  vacancies  notified   was  -IS.7 per cent.,  as {cent, oi the sum subscribed
compared with 4S.5 per cent, in Deceniber and 53.3
per cent, in January. 1916,   A,s to employment for women and girl workers, the number of vacancies notir
ii   .v   p
Employment in the building trades as indicated
about half as large���consists of railroad bonds. These
I two are the prime investments; and lhe great  preponderance of  loan-    over  railroad    bonds  must   lie
| viewed in the light of the fact that these investors
have  well-organize'd   facilities  for  making mortgage
! loans.
j     lu ten years loan investment increased more rapidly than railroad-bond invesiment.    especially    in the "
Case of life-insurance companies. Their investment in i fit_-<I was 6,938, a daily average of 267,3, as compared the value of building permit- issued in 35 cities shoi
mort-race loans, in fact increased a liund/ed and with 243.1 in December. The number of such work-led an increase in Februarys as compared with the pr
forty-four per cent., while their investment in rail-'|ers placed was 2,535, a daily average of 98.0, as com-[ceding mouth, the total value of building permit-, ri
th. .
creased two hundred and twenty-seven per cent, a"d ')0.vs waT52.6 per cent., and for women and girls creases were shown iu all the; provinces except Qti
As the freer agents investments of savings banks 36.5 per cent., as compared with 52.(i per cent, and bee and Manitoba, the largest gains being reported
being strictly prescribed by lav the    life-insurance 32.6 per cent, respectively for Deceniber. New Brunswick, British Coltjmbia and \lbeita. wlic
the value of permits rose 2,427.S per cent.. 204.9 i><
road bunds increased only sixty-seven per cent.    At pared with 79.5 in the previous mouth.   Tin- propor- ing from $1,399,167 in January to $1,657,217 in lv..
he same time their investment in municipal bonds in- tion of vacancies filled to vacancies notified for men ruary, an increase of $258,050, or 18.4 per cent.    |i
Client a
414 Pender St. West
Vancouver, B. C.
Have proved their Safety and Stability as a
Profitable Investment.
We offer a variety of .thoroughly safeguarded
bond issues, sold to net d\'i per cent, to 7H 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.
companies changes are the more significant, lhe fact
that they increased their investments iu mortgage
loans, municipal bonds ami public service-company
bonds by almost a billion and a half, while increasing
iheir investments in railroad bonds by only half a
billion, is not a wholly satisfactory sign : for it suggests a disparagement of railroad investment.���Sat-
unlav Evening 1'ost.
(H'k NEW A I.I.N'
The L'nited States comes into the war at an opportune time. For nearly three years the Allies have carried the burden of conducting a great war against the
most unscrupulous brigands and cut-throats in liis-
torv. the German government. Great llritain knew,
before August, 1*114. of the menace which threatened.
Since then, the Allies have been in close contact with
I'l'iissiauism, which knows neither morals    nor law
Toronto. April 13.��� lion. I. II. l.uca- gave out the
report of the Workmen's Compensation for 19l6, includin:.;' estimates for continued disabilities and out-
Standing accounts, amounting in schedule 1 ( industrial) to $1,071,675.63, and in schedule 2 of $451,-
709.93, making a total of $2,423,385.50. or an aver-j large increases were indicated. Of the larger citie
age of $7800 for each working day of the vear. This \ .Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver showed incrca-
cent. and 82.5 per cent, respectively. Ns compari
with the corresponding mouth of last year, buildii
permits in February showed an increase of $964,64
or 137.8 per cent., the value for February, 1916; beii
$692,570, As compared with February of last yea
there were gains in all the prdvinces except Albert
In Sasbatchewan, New Brunswick and Manitoba, Vet
|s a Heavy increase over 1915.    I'p to the close of the
year  16,102 accidents during    I'lld had    been compensated, 256 being fatal; 1418 permanent    disability
, . ��� _�� ���	
An estate, valued at $1,045,233. and consisting
largely of life insurance, stocks and bonds, is disposed
of by the will of the late Denis Murphy, Ottawa. Mr.
Facing this modern barbarian,    in all his inventive  Murphy's firm belief in the benefits of life insurance
savagery, the thought that any nation could, with decency, remain neutral, irritated the Allies. But they
were silent aud gave the l'nited States credit for the
hest intentions.
President Wilson's address to Congress removes
any doubt as to where he or his people stand. I,ale
as it is, the entry of the l'nited States into the fight
to strangle Prussianism is welcome. With this new
Ally, wealthy, strung, sympathetic, and with a clear
vision of the Berlin criminals, the war approaches its
last stage. Thc fight will proceed till Germany cries
"Enough.'" The sooner-the capitulation comes, the
belter for the German people. The position of the
Kaiser and his advisers is unenviable in any event.���
The Monetary Times.
In an ink resting article on India, which recently
appeared ill the Brantford Expositor Mr. Arthur Cas-
perez recalls that India has 315'million inhabitants, of
whom about 22? million are backward agricultural
peoples, and 302.000 are lawyers. The country possesses 35.000 miles of railways  (about  the    same as
j Canada), but carrying 400 million passengers in the
vear, and giving employment to 582.000 Indians,
7,600 Europeans and 10,000 Anglo-Indiajis. The
third-class passenger can go 1.300 miles for $4.    lie
[has pure water, economical shelter and cheap food
wherever he chooses to break his journey, I Ie is governed by about 5.000 Englishmen and a quarter of a
million of his own countrymen, who fill all the posts
of the subordinate judges and magistracy and are in-
spectors and sub-inspector? of police. The entire police force is returned at 1.728.008. "The governmentI
i- long acted upon the principle," says Mr. Casperez,
that i vn*y posl which can be filled by an Indian I
lonld be filled In one. even it efficiency I
of 61.1  per cent.. 45.2 per cent., and 233.2 per cet
respectively, as compared with January, aud increase
of 501.4 per cent.. 199.4 per cent., and 21.0 per cent
respectively over February of a vear ago.    Winnipeg
reported a decrease of 81.0 per cent., as compared wil
January, and an increase of 44.4 pier cent, over Febn
ary, 1916,
.Through its war contracts with the Allied natioi ���
case-, and 12.040 involving onlv temporary disabilit*
had practical support in the fact that he carried poll-1the United States Steel Corporation has made    nv
cies aggregating $00,000 insurance on his life.
The .Merchants I lank of Canada has ripened a
branch at Sydney, .VS.. under the management of
Mr. McCotinell. '
$330,000,000 during tile past year. I laving picked
sufficient profits from the other- in twelve months to
recoup the company for the next twenty vear.- at least,
little wonder such a corporation now offers to'Work
fbr itothin'' for Uncle Sam.
Small Irrigation Projects are Successful
what   imp
��� I thereby,    India is really governed bv
Indian-, with a minimum of European supervision,'
 �� ^ + -    ���
Mr. I'.. I lay. general   manage*'   of the    Imperial
Bank   of Canada, was   a visitor   to Vancouver last
week looking over the affairs of the hank in  llritish
.    A model insurance act will be drafted tor stibtms- ColUriibla
-ion to the next session of the Alberta legislature. Thej     Speakin- of Canada  generally,  Mr.   I lav  said  lhat
intention is to arrive at uniiortniiv in regard  to thcii
_ .      '
utsine-s was continuing along lhe present high plane
powers conferred upon_ companies when they are bc-|of activity and the   immediate prospect    was for a
maintenance of these conditions.    The activity    and j
prosperity was not as well distributed as could he de-1
sired.     Some   were   experiencing   unexampled   pros-1
perity, while others were experiencing lean days. Can-1
ada should engage on well considered plans for land
settlement, and general industrial development, which
would result in all those returning from the front and
new comers being absorbed into the general business
of the country with the least possible loss of time.
The Grain Growers' Grain Company have planned
to build a lumber mill, costing practically $150,000,
upon a timber limit sixty miles east of Port George.
B.C., on the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway. The
company has owned tlie timber limit since 1913, but
up to the present has taken no active steps toward
utilizing it. The company has been conducting a lumber business, however, for several years. This year
the grain growers plan to tnjll and manufacture their
own lumber and supply the farmers direct. The new
mill, plans for, which are now completed, will have a
capacity of 20,000,000 feet of lumber a year.
 ��� ^ ���	
The firm of Douglas, Mackay & Co., who have begn
established in Victoria for some year's as general in-
The Gale   Manufacturing Co., Ltd., has ceased to surance agents and financial brokers, have opened an
carry on business in British Columbia. I office in Vancouver.
ing incorporated. This was announced at a recent
sitting of the provincial private bills committee. In
one of the measures then under consideration a
clause giving the directors power to make regulations
with regard to the forfeiture of stock for non-payment
was deielcd.
Mr. T. M. Tweedie declared that no insurance company should be allowed to begin to do business before
the maximum amount allowed by the statute had been
subscribed, and Hon. J. R. Boyle stated that 50 per
cent, of thc money subscribed should be paid in cash.
Hon. C. R. Mitchell said lie knew of one company
with $1,000,000, 90 per cent, of which was not paid iii
cash. It was the opinion of the committee that com
panics should be permitted to organize when a fixet
minimum amount had been subscribed and that afterwards they should be subject to the provisions of
the general insurance act of the-province.
The total interest and dividend payments for the
first quarter of 1917, now being distributed amongst
the bond and stockholders of Canadian concerns is
estimated at $16,000,000.
 '  I   irp   I       ���	
"I hare had flfteen years' expert'!    Mr. Dawson's reference to the small
ence on  what are the  largest  lrrl- Irrigation scbemes ia of particular tn-
gation projects In Canada," aaid Mr. terest   to   the   farmers   of   Western
Dawson, "but. I am willing to admit Canada, where tliere are hundreds-���
that the small projects such as you! literally   thousands���of   creeks   and
have  in   the  immediate  vicinity  of j streams  which  could  be used  in a
Kamloops are quite often more  in-1small   way  for  Irrigation   purposes,
teresting and  worthy of fuller con-; According to the opinion of an otneer
**���*   Irrigation  Association at Kam-1sideratlon  than are the larger pro- of   the   Western   Canada   Irrigation
loops, B.C., A. S. Dawson, chief engi jjects.   These schemes, though amaU,! Association the day ia coming when
neer of the Department of  Natural should be considered as one of your; irrigation In Western Canada will be
il) Irrigation flume near Kamloops, B.C.
(2) Irrigating Small Farms.
(3) Small Irrigated Farm.
/-* PEAKING before the annual eon-
^   ventlon of the Western Canada
Resources of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, expressed the faith that, is
In him in the irrigation projects for
which Western Canada is becoming
greatest assets. j limited only by the amount of water
"The benefits of irrigation show ' available. The increasing Interest in
their results la better farms; lm-1 irrigation Is Indicated by the fact
proved  living conditions;   improved j that tha annual meeting of tbe asso-
famous.    Although  Mr.  Dawson  has social conditions and  better cltlxen-1elation in 1917 will be held in Sas
been connected mainly with the big
Irrigation enterprise of the C. P. R.
In Southern Alberta, he dees not oyer-
took the advantages of small projtcts
operated by a community af farmers,
���r ng nj an individual.
ship. If conducted along proper j katchewan for the Brat time. In the
lines It improves agriculture, saves'past lt has always been held In Al-
the soil, Inculcates Industry, produces 'berta or British Columbia, but this
prosperity and should provide for: year the association will meat at
posterity." I Maple Creek, Saskatchewan. SATURDAY. APRIL 14. 1917.
". committee ������'��� B. C. fieachers will
wait upon tbe mini-lter of education
to ufge the passage oi legislation to
provide  for   the    superannuation
-  . - hers.
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
'/ .55-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
Death of  Mr.  Alfred    L.  Greenwood
i Prom the  loco Tin -
li   is   -vuh   regret   we    report   the
death    of  Mr.  A.   L.    Green -���	
out I t    ! I eights,   who     was   well
known and  very  popular anions   ���
hoys at l       Rei
..-..' | lol
Thi ol
itive of  Sonn rsi I,   Kngland.     I le
j was -il- i a i
coming  wesl  to
i in In half    ;  tin   boj - ai  the  I- -
���   ���    ���   their   .ympathii -
to tin ifc and relations.
Dump Car  Plunges Down  Hill
rom  Ihe  loco Tn ���
I..i-i   Ui  . .....   tnoinin -   i iliiint)
loadi -!   -villi   col'-.  - ii   iln    Industi ial
Railway   broke     loose     throtigli   ilu-
pini thi   cabl ���   and    - tartcd
jdiivvll   tin-   Ilill   mi   il-   own.   I,all
i i��l rapidly ---i  ii-  waj.  il  left
A Lecture Given by Mr. R. W. Douglas at the Carnegie
Library on Saturday. March 24.
amongst    other ilmr..-.    a  noble
III    t--   ..lie   ...   -     -   I'j    I   .1.1-
apart from
lection   u nli  iln-  real   vo;
��� f real  navigation,  we  shall,
Sir U alter I'ei-ant, set  forth
ever comjiai ntu
I Continued from 1;. I     eek.) , tin- assaults oi evil cloi
The    liti i   '   re ol    tl <      ..ni.Hi-      I'1    -
ages ma.  bi    i vain for :t '���'     '
any thin"      eetet   purer, ur   pro ���''-���
founder ami more prophetic,   than where the .,. fap ;ill|1111���
cma   Vb- I . |,a)i    ijjrht
.-.-!    lie am   calls  it >";-''
".mc- ni the mo I   - I nirthtul ��� ���
ti'.!.;.  fancies that ever entered into '��� "    !l!il    atire in it. and
. l.      ...:..,'     --      i.             .':. 11. .    11.-i li.-..       I .. .    .
I.\\l>  111 '.ISTKV    Al I.
re l.'.i- : and S. li'-.. k  I. Noi   I
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has   been filed
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���   publication   hi n n
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��� a
VI I.   ,
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tli.  brain "i man."   it forms a in  ll"
-w t-u.it   ti i. mi i ������
li. i.n..  ii,.-  Board <-i   lu .cxilK.itlmi.
lions      we]
-    .i I,
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1 . ��� I ��� 'r, .
pendant to the sch, in oi education alone, and oul)   makes  fa ;,i., '],-(,'    .,
which  its  founder drew   up  for a ' laulr*  ol ... . ,, l|h. ...���.,.   ir*(
louiij.    prince.    Thc    I Irder    of the  ...  n    ol  the umver tl
'���versity.     ' l1e|teni*e at a replv. and the same       - ...     niver, ...    .���
track just bela    tl     and after Thelen.a is a society c posed en- character oi   Panurge     ihuttld In     ...       to the'question which lie
turning several  summer saults  land*   ,jlvlv ,,,   ..oun���  ,���,,,,],.  |jvjn���    ,,,. careful])   studied,     lie   i-  intellect   :.,   |'���m-,.,,-,���.;��� .',,,���,,|   -,,���i   -;_   r,b ' "      '
ed up side down on the I   P. R. tracks        ,'      ���   ' ,, ,     ���,,-,:,:,-.l 1 ���   .-ml- ,,.- v til,     II,., diiid^run      mum   ...  i . :.,.,,���.,.   ,,,, .   ,,.,,,.,,,-.,.,.,
at the foot of the hill     l-ortunatcty lSetlu*r  '"   ''"'   "'n''1' '   Kiltie-. imai'led by rank oi     ..i.ili.    II.   is      ,    , KUrc,      ,*,       'anurge s Pina    stmii        -i     - ..,.. ...
-'I.."i a     |     j|.,\i ,    S |
there was no one hurt and very little I hood, unrestricted  b)   all)   conven-  j1,1"'11   '   ivithoul   moral    prinrii.lv. ,,,,,,,., '    [s (hm. ^            re. or ha- A  ,
re  ever  been ai/v   voice,     .             '          .:!    >-������ >���-'"'   "    I
...  anv   !'.-;.!, from    the   silent 24th dn         ���-,.���.
,r-    rorld- "     "	
lamage   done,   aud  llie   ��rr. 1..-.1   car tial and useless rules.    They are to  lic cunning    without     fore-
vvas -itiicklj removed for rep it,.a,-,,   l.v u_at_-1__.v_   tlm w i".!., -. -..i,l  thought;  audacious   withoul   brav
something for his
Some can bear arms
Some can produce food
Some can make munitions
Some can give money
It is the privilege of all to help.
Are YOU doing your part ?
A LL EYES turn now to
��\^ the Canadian Farmer,
for he can render the
in this sternest year of the
But���our farms are badly undermanned���25,000 men are needed on
the land.
With insufficient help, the Man on
the Land fights an uphill fight to
meet the pressing need for Food.
can help.
Municipal Councils, Churches and
Schools, and other organizations,
both of men and women, can render
National Service by directing all
available labour to the Land.
Farmers themselves can exchange
labour. School boys can assist.
Were you raised on a farm ? Can you
drive a team? Can you handle fork
or hoe? If you can't fight, you can
produce. Spend the Summer working on the Farm.
Let every man, woman and child in
the Dominion who has access to
Land, no matter how small the plot,
make it produces Food in 1917.
For Information on any subject relating to
the Farm and Garden write:���
learn, by watching, the wishes and
wants of each other, how to live; ''        M'' '- spemlthrifl
they arc to be occupied all day in ��� ''     '       eholar. coward,
study,   in   manly  exercises,  or  in ''as  ;'"    ."'     '  '     yin|_atl
the  requirements of  womanly  ac- shame, no i       'ence;    he
*. ���. .i| ���;i-iinn-iit -; they are to live in virtues at all.    Panurge is
tttre,    i
lance   wmii  the  laws  hi   ua-
hercfun. to be ex-
,:i ,���       The     \bhey
with every faculty, but  wit]
i  agri
. thai
u un   >;i*    \\ alter
i__n- il !.. show the world in;
i  I,,  | hi    hi __'ii -1   de\ elo|_menl   i f  inti
expn ���        ii   and ���' "���   tripped of thai divine clemi m  ','.'.'.',j.'n'... ,,'',
luxury.    When  the    monks    and which Rives him alone in the world !jK<n]   wj't|] (]
sisters have learned all thai the so- '���"��� ' '    !'r '" sympathy.    In the de- ^ .^ ^n.ca���(
ciety is able to teach thej may leave '���"!*. '-1 ;'"' ,"",'l;' ���''". we-- :'\ ';'. ;' ,.rable,   '
lit, two by two, and ���.;..  forth into -|'lr- there    is  a   flood    ol   lijrht uf t],c't.|nirc|1
the  world,  examples   for  all  men thrown   upon  the  thnuBliI   ol   the  f()r t,K,  ,',���,���
and women to follow.    In the de- ''!!:<'- . .      while the ere
scriplion of the building,  Rabelais      '������   !"*   ininv-ini-   book,   "Ihe   ,;',,.'.,,���;,,
never touches a  .ubject  of which N- " :'  '     *���''   Pantagruel;   Letranc ^])(i
he i- not master, has given a min- ; ' ''! "l!l ���' l1ew ,u'1,1 '"  Ua-  |.je
|ute account of a great and magnifi: belaiMan  study,    by  pointing  out   .
Icent building, lhal architects haVe how closely Rabelais was in touch n(^
succeeded in reproducing the planpv'1''
The   Fifth   Hook mav b.        en "";,A' -
un  in.-   I'otirili,  ahhough  \\   ��� ��� ��� ���
..'!.. ...        .. ' ' reto,   ..'.'I ii' -
..i   appeal   until   ten   years   afti ... ,,  ,;,,,, ,
All    ii. .   ��� ��� ....
llu* death ..i the �� nl
book has no genialil
bitterness is kei I      '1
fierce bittei
.....       ���
itli the
���t; 111
land elevation  which  Rabela " al1(| ]a|,���r. will accept    il
in his
I than -
rail.     Ureal
ia\'e   never
.> m'I forth a building as
t'. enable a draughtsman, nearly
four hundred j ears Ian r to represent .mi paper exactly such a building as the author pictun d. There
were included, stately fountains,
spacious galleries, tilt-yards, riding unro
courts, theatres, swimmi
the    trarden    b\  the    ri
i In-- ilay, and how a groundwork
if fact underlies the fantastic em-
eeil   shown broidery    with     which    he    has
adorned  liis    famous    account  of
the   voyage   lo  the  oracle  of   the
lioltle.     Indeed   with   his   intense
enthusiasm      for    knowledge    he
could ii ''. have failed to watch vv ith
ever growing interest  the gradual
of the map of the world
place during    iii- life
i,.   -, time, li wa.  in 1534 that a Freudi
an.t  /ii   vear
���I-   Will     N
may be, 1
ul  in pati
f    twi
... ,
. -   ��� ��� i nd   fnr   I
truii n :---������,
'' :-" '  -
\i, -,���.      n I.. .    I.. ������    -
I . ' '' ���..'������'���:
He Jj       . I
��� 'in   .;���..
- in ������ '-,-
���I,.-*���'.V    -
50   foi
mctit^  in   lh.'  usual  way.
the      Pantagruelian      nlii
which   was  priifi ssed    by
number iif sch..1-ir-.
I   think  1   have  said  nn
nn nigh   to  maintain   t!
that   ;"  the    u denl   i f
labyrinth,   tennis  and   ball   courts,
orchards planted with   fruit trees,]
a fal-
lade an  important
graphical l<n. i\\ ledge
a park  lull ol  ilecr. sta
coury,  a ''venery," where  beagles
and hounds were kepi, and outside
the    Abbey   rowf    of   houses   in
which  dwell,   for the  convenience j I<aw
of the fraternity, all sorts of hand
craftsmen,    such    as    goldsmith
lapidaries, jeweller-, embroiderer
tailors, geld drawer-, velvet wea*
ers, tapestrj   makers, upholsterer
and  others   who  worked   for   ll
monks  and  lhe nun-  ol  thc ne
In other  Abbeys all  is c imp i
sed, limited and regulated bj In ��� u
���il was decreed that  in The!. ���
there should  bc neither clock  n
dial, but    according    to occasioi
and  opportunities  all   their  wort
should be disposed of. "For," sai
Gargantua,  "the    veriest    loss
time I  know of   is to count    ll
hours.    What good   comes of i
The greatest dotage of the u irl
is to guide one's self b) the sotu
of a    bell, instead    of ones go
sense and  judgment."
The  real    her., of   Rabelais
Pantagruel, son of Gargantua, ai
-   a
pure   gob
hit     lik
mines  llu
alth doe
the surfai
e: i
has lo
and   -..nu
lie deep
-    the .
time-   hei
���caking :
v.-ranee   \\
f tllat year a llretim piliit.
J.lri|M. - C'artier. sailed through the
Strait nf liellc Isle and reached
live  ' ntiancc  to the Gulf of    St.
irting ;i'-i".-iii*i th.
lowing vear in May he touched
the coast of Labrador, navigated
the St. Lawrence sa far a- \l..n-
treal, visited Prince Edward
Island, and .-ailing between Cape
r.rrinu and New Foundland
proved the insular character ��� il the
later, lie made his third voyage
in 1541, under Roberval, up >n
whom Francis 1 had conferred the
title of Viceroy of Canada.
li was under the influence ..i
Cartier's discoveries that Rabelais
began his Fourth Book, which wasi1
written ai Metz in lhe summer of
1546. Tin- book opens with the
embarkation at the port of Tha
lasse, i.e.. Tallar.1. a portion of tin
port  of St.  Mal
curt exists al all.
Rabelais    contemplated    ii;
both  in  her  exterior   featuri
her   hidden     mysteries.     AH
elements, and  all created    tl
his soul a pregnani voice, api
to ii  iheir choicest    i ipulses.
heart was strong, yel chasten
the conseii usness . if wisdom,
was   free   from   ambitio  .   .
and  lust,  ii..i   simply   so,    -
averse  to ad\'aneem<        u
less ��� if iiioncv.    I nscathed ai
���  '������-'                ���   ���
1>*                  " ���
t                        ��� ion
��� 'oisi;.-
LA.Ml  ItUOISTII .    \< 1
1 Sei-.iui,    ll; I  |
I.N   Tl
Ion   S
'    '    '   '
.    - ���            joiitli   1
' '. I .  1 . ���  ���
"   1
T \ l\ 1
i.      '
nmi. i
- '                                 -	
re wi
lie, i r
I'uiiiiir. .ini-i
f    Pantagruel. ''"���'
n(; noble,   true   and   generou
I'.Tlil i. -.-��� !.  .       '      .
-eil  Inndi '���'       '
I. i i* i    '..    . ��� .
��� ���      i      - 111 j i
hun-ell   in   the   tin*, mg,
It    in   llu-   run.      '
,   ��� ,      ,, '    : ' '"   ��� --no
I le saw and leli all thai   vas|*
i   ���
lhal  we  vain  mortals
di. and  -ul ler :    hul 1
i, ere twelvi in iiumuer I in y
were upt to lake the long southern
route, hul ,\ ere to tack to th< noi ih.
hul ii,ii too far, for fear of being
dull   up  in  the   frozen  sea.     \"w
who  struggle!
ami   with  i
Panurge      notwithstanding |t]jjs turned out to their iucredibli
whai some of the critics say.   111C ] atlvaiitaji't*. for tvithout
early year- of Pantagruel are pa-  .without danger or lo.
-..I    in  elo-e    relation    with  i .j-reai calm. the.  maile ihe vovag<
'     '    n
courage an.I a puritv which mal.e>    ��� ..''" .-   \ :>      ���'
the courage which cannol -���      .   i
���uppoi led  ihem    generousb .    be- T"  !,,:'
cause most  wiseh     And it  i-  al ������������
in,.-i  maddening to thing thai '���VN" "koistih   m t
work-   of  t!li ���  greal   and   splendid
man are almosl unreadalile thrnturh
(Sccttonn   in ,,ii,l   ia
II    ".- ��>'    '."in'-i   mi, v .l-:.,, mi    i,���!��� TAKK   Xi'1'1,'1. ��� t        i
their deliberate coarseness, niid are I !":'���'"������ '    "
debari ed . nd    uuisi  be
V.Vl is secohd ,n l
irrecl, "' f   i Tux Mi ���   : .1. a
.|...|     i.,.'. -1
chronicles of the    first hook, l.uirt0 i -,,,���.,- tntlia and Cathay,
when  he  grow- older,  his  life  is| they wcri; to find the oracle of the|f,^anl the    t!r,nll:,u,"1L;    dcpartnicnt
ery different to his father's,    I le! |i,lllU,    u was Cathayi the su,,. of every public library in   \   ���'    , ". i'';1,, ,.;,.,,., , ;
visits all the great French universi   pose(1 hoIllc ,lf ,,,,  Karthlj   Para   ���" comltn";
lies,   Mountpelhcr,    Valence,  Ur-Llise, that  was thc goal oi  nearly ter more particularij km
lean-.     Me   meets    the     LimousinLyery explorer.    To  reach  Cathay
scholar, who talks the new  Latin- foy a near w:,\ Was the primary ol
'Tench.     And   then  comes    Gar- ject which  moved  Columbus, and
ganlua's noble letter to Pantagruel
exhorting him to study. This
splendid letter is too long to quote
in full, but it should be carefully
read and studied by every partem
and teacher in the land. 1 will
give one paragraph as typical of
the whole:
Now,   in  matter  of  knowledge
for   a considerable    time he was
firmly convinced that the land
which he had found actually was
Cathay. Ever since John Cabot
had reached Newfoundland and
Labrador in 1497, the English had
believed in a northwest passage,
and their belief was shared by the
Portuguese.    The  French  naviga-
of the works of nature,   I  would j tors sought for il along the    St.
Lawrence ok the Saguertay, which
lonopoly of the town's business a few
ng a start  in  a small way.    Men (
found in scores of Canadian towns
, room for hundreds of others.
ill consult the big men in Vancouver.
ig city, most of them will tell you die
ig in the small town, or laid the fount
lccess in a village,    lion. Justice M
w  in Ashcroft,   Premier  .lircwster c
ge by the sea: Hon. John Oliver, rai^j
Vtielaitd countrv town, ind fortiianv '
* T.et   nothing   or  all   these   he'tiot
known to thee . . ...In brief, let
me see thee all abyss of knowledge:
foi* from hence forth, as thou
growest great and becomest a man.
thou must pari from (his tranquility and art of study, thou must learn
chivalrv, warfare, and exercises ol
the field, the better thereby to defend my house and to succour our
friends  in  all  their needs, against
they believed to be a sea. The last
of these opinions was followed by
Rabelais. We are told that Pantagruel in chosing ibis route was
acting on the advice of his chief
pilot, named Jarnet llrayer. and
the guide to the expedition. Xow
are these imaginary persons or are
they, as is Rabelais' almost constant practice, real persons under
transparent disguises? Nearly 40
vears ago M. Margry in his
"French Voj'ages" conjectured
that Jarnet I haver startds for Jacques Cartier. This is a most interesting statement; and students
might find it ni their very great
advantage to study the arguments
by which it is advocated. . If it be
confirmed we may then regard the
Fourth  Hook of Kal.e'ais a- being
I THI. I'xn i
-���I ii"'.I   ���.-   i...i   ': I,   Bi    Dim ��� i  ���
Lot   657,   Map   No    2458     Vou   ure   ri -
'iiur.'d i ni"-i  thi m nl   lhe
  purchaser within 45 days from the date
Mrs.   M.     Lowan     Welcomed   Homt,,,l   the   service   of   this   nol wlili
After a Long Absence | Z'n\,' ft-"" *end, ^paper" pub") totl'h.
(From  the  Ipco  Times.) Vancouver),   mil your Attention Is call
ed m Section 36 ol the "Land  Resinrv
An" wiih amendments. ;md to the fol
lowing extract therefn
"nnrt in default of n caveat or certificate oC lis pendens being filed bdfora
the registration as owner of thi person entitled un"?.er bucH tax sale, all
persons so served with notice. . .
nnd those claiming through <>r under
them,   nnd   ;tl   persons   claiming   any
Last Saturday night wa* the occasion of a very enjoyable party livid
al the home pf Mr. M. II. Cowan.
The guests who numbered nearly 50
were thc hosts of Mrs. M. H. Cowan
and Mrs. K. tYigwell whn entertained
jointly to celebrate .lie Home doming      $2ffi^$^n��)l���aIjj*
ol   Mrs.   Cow im    from   the     hospital
where  she had    been  lying    sick  lor
about six months.
A whist tlrive vvas played ami some
good prizes were awarded t.. the
winners. The first prizes going to
Mrs. T. Knowles and Mr. P. Paulson,
anil the booby prizes being annexed
hy Mr-. C. Martin and Mr. T.
3elEs mon oooacca
sons claiming any Interest In tho
land by descent whoso title is i -t
registered under the provision.*- 6t
this Act shall be for ever estopped
and debarred from setting up any
claim lo or in respect of the land so
sold for taxes, nnd the Kegistrir
shall register the person onliiled under such tax sale as owner of the
land so sold for taxes."
AND WHEREAS application hacheen
made for a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to tlie above-mentioned lands, in
the name of "WILLIAM FRANCIS RECORD; and whereao on Investigating'
the title it apears that prior to the
27th day of July. l.ll_- (tho dale on
whi eh the said lands were so'i for
overdue taxes), you were the assessed.
owner   thereof.
Further take notice that at
the same time 1 shall effect registration in pursuance of su-.h application and issue a Certificate "f Indefeasible Title to the said lands in the
unless you take and prosecute the
proper nm- eetdi..-s o establish your
dlalm, if any, m the saffl land*, -t
to prevent such proposed action on
mv   part.
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
Vancouver, B.r.. this nth day of Nov-
ember. A.D.  i!U6.
District Registrar of Titles.
To   MIm   *.   C.   nilllnt^K. II
Wit ��taii&atfo
Where Do You Get
Your Underwear?
Kind of a strange question, but where d
get  il?    It's ah.nit lime the weather man not
Itnt,   there's   one   certainty     in   the   underwear
game,    .    .    There  isn't a store in town where a
mali vvill find as many diffcren^gpod nial.es, nor
.     where he vvill be able to net it as cheap as he will
at WM. DICK'S.
Have a Imjk next time yon pass. Ask one of
the men to show von a few pieces, It's no trouble
and you'll find out that WM. DICK'S IS THE
ever struck.
Stanfield's Summer Weights
From  50cts   to   $3
William Dick Limited
"Two Big Stores for Men"
33, 47-49   -   Hastings East
Rising   Socialist   Party   Is
Touched With Virus of
Peace    Proposals    Greatly
Embarass Provisional
Has   Been   a    Mistake
Regard This as a
Criminals  Only Ones  Who]
Really Prefer Darkness
to Illumination.
"Never Touched by Human Hands."
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Try a bottle of Sou-Van Buttermilk���a healthful, satisfying, nourishing food for adults and children. Delivered daily in sterilized bottles.
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Hasting* St. E., and 782 Granville
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wanted to clean and repair at the
factory, 43�� RICHARDS STREET.
'I'he endless ingenuity of Berlin
diplomacy is now seen in the quick
shift of German influence in Petri.-
grad from the discarded autocracy to
the rising Socialist party.* Tbe disloyal activities of the Russian reactionaries who sought lo make peace
with Germany in the interests of absolutism are being copied by the
small bul noisy body comprising the
Russian Socialists who are conducting a peace propoganda in the in-,
terests of "internationalism." This
activity of tbe Socialists is proving
a source of extreme embarrassment
to the provisional government, ior.
it is asserted, the ignorant peasantry-
are apt to be influenced by tbis propaganda, combined with the prospect
which they can not discern. Tbis propaganda, combined vvith tell prospect
of a grcat German drive against
Petrograd, has caused the premier.
Prince Lvoff. to issue an appeal to
thc people which very frankly tells
them where the danger lies. The
Petrograd correspondent of the London Times writes:
''A proclamation has been drafted
informing tbe inhabitants of the capital of the feal state of affairs, and
appealing for union against the foe.
The people are warned that German
agents in disguise arc spreading
revolutionary propaganda and ferreting out  military  secrets.
"After a consultation vvith the Minister of Wat* and General Korniloff.
commanding the troops in Petrograd.
it was decided that the latter should
go in person and address a meeting
of tbe .committee of workmen's and
soldiers' delegates anil tell them
plainly tlmt they must choose between continuing the war and surrendering to Germany; that war is
impossible if they persist in the present agitation among the troops and
seditious incitement of the people to
refrain from subscribing to tbe war-
In viewing these activities we are
warned not to pay too much attention
to the views of the workers, for the
great mass of the people are peasant
proprietors, while the proletarian element hardly exists except iu two or
three "of tbe larger cities, and the
Socialist party, we are told, does not
represent' even a tenth of this small
proletariat. Tbe Tmies' correspondent  continues:
"There is no doubt that an enormous majority of the Russian people
are loyal to thc provisional government and determined to safeguard
their new-found liberties against the
menace of the enemy. Plain speaking
may convince the Socialists of the
necessity of loyal co-operation with
the government against the disloyal
minority. If so. then tbe German
plans will only help Russia.
"The Russian Socialists are by no
.means a united body. They are split
'into a number of factions, all more
or less in strife over the details of
thc respective programs. Unfortunately, tbe more moderate elements
are unable to restrain the extremists,
vvliose technical Resignation is the
Maismalists. %
Russian opinion, we are told, interprets the German retreat iu the'
West as a sign of a new advance in
the East, and vvith this new internal
_nger the position of the provisional
l.ovcrnnicnl seems far from happy.
The Times' correspondent. Iinvvever,
is siill fairly optimistic;   He says:
"I do not wish to present 'be
situation in loo gloomy colors. Were
Russia at present free of the immediate threat of German attack ,vve
might await calmly tbe triumph of
common sense over thc dictates of
anarchy, but every moment is precious, every delay iu reorganizing discipline and regaining Ihe time lost on
munition work complicates the problem of carrying the war to a victorious end.
"To all reasonable people it is clear
that tbe shortening of the German
front in the West is part of a plan to
overwhelm Russia. Tn stirring proclamations to the people, thc army,
and tbe fleet, issued by the provisional government, the danger is fully ex-
nosed. Mr. Qutchkoff, thc minister
of war, explains to thc troop^s the
German plan a's disclosed by officers
taken prisoner to strike a decisive
blow at the Russian ^rmies before
the uountry can recover from the effect of the revolutionary upheaval."
The capture of Petrograd would
be of immense service to the Teutonic cause not only in a military but
also in a political sense, for the restoration of "Czarism" would have
the effect of turning tbe eyes of the
German and Austrian Slavs away
from Russia. This, says thc Times,
is Germany's aim:
"The Germans are trying to ge(: to
Petrograd. Once here, they hooe to
be in a position to disrupt and disorganize Russia's defensive power.
Patriotic newspapers warn the nation
that the Germans are stimulated to
new efforts by the spectacle of disunion, wliich thev fondly believe permeates tbe whole Empire. William
Hohenzollern once in Petrograd will
immediately restore Nichols Romanoff to the throne."
The nature of the Socialist propaganda is next described:
That clean streets are a necessity
wc have long understood, lu a general way. Dirty streets are a concomitant of disease and misery. That
well lighted streets are also required,
if the public health is to be conserved,
We have not understood so well.
Light has been looked upon rather as
a luxury than as a necessity.' Not so
many years ago. writes Walter K.
Howell, a well illuminated slice', v as
practically unheard of. People wei.e
forced ... travel through dark dirty
streets and alleyways thai invited
crime. Today, almost every city is
proud of its well-lighted streets.
Many of them have what are known
as "white ways."     lie goes on:
"Health is affected by clean streets
in this way. that they promote sociability, and sociability makes for
health. For on well-lighted streets
people come and go a great deal, in
a neighborly fashion.
"It works somewhat in this manner:
a friend visits you on a poorly lighted, unkept street. ��� He goes away
with an impression of darkness on his
mind that is not easily removed. He
is not likely to want to come again.
"On the other hand, if you arc living on a well-lighted, well-kept
street, the fact will invite the notice
of your guest. He vvill not need to
come again as he observes on leaving, 'What a clean, well-lighted
street you live on.'
"No, the only people who arc at
traded by dark streets are 'stick-up'
men and others of that class. They
like the dark corners they find there
"Moreover, a street shimmcry with
bright light is free from obstructions
on the walks. One feels safe' in
, "In winter, nothing is more aggravating than to be compelled to
walk through a street in scmidark
ness.' especially when the walks arc
dangerously covered with ice. You
are in constant fear of falling and
breaking a limb. This kind of street
produces in the mind a condition of
worry and dread.
"And again, rubbish usually goes
with a poorly lighted street, and here
are the breeding-places of germs for
typhoid fever, infantile paralysis, and
other diseases.
"People living on unclean, unkept.
poorly lighted streets should organize
a movement against such unsanitary
conditions and enter a protest to the
authorities If your protest is backed by sincerity and the right enthusiasm, you are bound to make
your department of public works
listen  to your  protest.
"Ry a well-illuminated street we do
not mean a street with only a Mamp-
ful of light.' nor do we mean a street
with one light in each block. VVe
mean a street with three or four incandescent lamps���in clusters, about
twenty feet apart on both sides of the
"If you are living on a poorly
lighted street, get busy and start a
movement for adequate lights. Interest your alderman or .other official. If he does not heed you, start a
petition. Every one ou your street
kill bc glad to sign it. Create a lot
of enthusiasm and every one will be
with you."
in iiOh man's town, rt civic clean-up
policy can best be described as some-
tiling under consideration,
"In this hour of Russia's trial, thc
organ of lhe Social Democratic party,
Pravda, publishes a resolution ot tbe
central committee inciting the soldiers to leave lhe trenches and go
over to thc enemy. This, they assert.
will immediately evoke a fraternal
response on thc part of the Germans
and the war among nations will
promptly collapse, enabling the army
and the people to devote themselves
to the final overthrow of the ruling
"Thc watchword of the Russian Socialists is, 'Organize under our banners. Down with the government!
Down with war against Germany!
Long live thc war between the
masses and the classes!' "
. warn
Kl) Irrigation flume near Kamloops, B.C.
{2) Irrigating Small Farms.       |rjj
(3) Small Irrigated Farm. -4 tJ
i _._.
,W _��___________________________________.
SPEAKING before the annual convention of the Western Canada
Irrigation Association at Kamloops, B.C., A. S. Dawson, chief engl
.��.*_. i ���     "i ~ lrr.-.n-      rvf     Mnh.
TAKE NOTICE that tho Hendry
Grossman Electric Company, Limited,
Intend at the expiration of one month
from the date of tho first publication
hereof, to apply to the Registrar of
Joint Stock Companies that its name
be changed to "Crossman Electrical
Machinery Company, Limited."
DATED this 14th day of March, A.D.
Solicitor for Applicant, 413 Granville
Street, Vancouver,  B.  C.
Dental Act
The public knows that the dental
demands of British Columbia are
not being properly met at the present time. /
The public knows that, as matters
now stand, prompt dental service
at reasonable rates and at convenient locations throughout the province is not being offered.
What the Public Did Not Know Before this Campaign of Publicity was Started was that the Dental Council Was Responsible for This Condition
of Affairs.
This responsibility is now admitted
by the Dental Council through its
defense of the present Act and its
plea to members of the Legislature
to refrain from altering the present
Is It Not a
Well Known Fact
That, in the sections of the province outside of
the coast cities, residents are obliged to travel
many miles, and often take this trip many times
in order to receive dental attention.
And Yet the Dental Council Tells the Public
that British Columbia is Well Supplied with
Dentists Today and Seeks to have Legislation
Continued Which Has Been Used in the Past to
Prevent Dentists from Locating in the Province
and Thus Come In Business Competition With
Dentists Now Here.
Is this Treating
the Public Fairly?
The only way in which existing conditions can be
remedied is by a revision of the Dental Act such
as will curb the powers of the bctfy which admits
its responsibility for the present condition of
Write Your Representative in
the House Today, Asking Him
to Support the Revision of the
Dental Act When It Comes Before the House.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
K. Jenntr, Q. A. P. D.
Phom: l*r. IIJ4
W. 0. Connbllr, C. P. V. A.
Ill Or.__.IU. ItrMt
"April  showers   bring   forth    May
flowers," may he good poetry, hut it's
poor   consolation   when   you've   forgotten your rubbers  these days.
The best bit of flying seen to date In
the European war ia being done right
now by *the German land forces.
PHONE: MV. 900
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver. B.C.
Examining Medical Officer (to new
recruit): "Got any scars on you?"
New Recruit (under a misapprehension): "No, sir; but you're welcome
to my packet of fags."
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