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Vol. V, No. 34���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
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i^HEY were expecting Him in all parts of the world,
^"^ though they did not know whom they were expect int;'.
Christmas light was shining, though Christmas day had
not yet come, for Christ was not yet born. Did you know
..hat? Did you kpow that for years before the first Christmas da}' wise and gpbd people everywhere were hoping'
for and expecting the fcoming of One who would bring
.ureal good to the world'
fl Far away in the East, on the high lowers that dotted
the Babylonian plain, wise men, magicians, whose ancestors had for centuries been studying the stars, were expecting Him, thinking that He would be a powerful king,
.such as, perhaps, the world had never before seen, bar
away in the West, in Rome; the capital of the world, Creat
and good thinkers were expecting Him, believing that He
would be the "just man," Who would set an example of perfect goodness to mankind.
fl All over the known world, from India to Spain, wherever
the Jews were scattered, who were known to be worshippers of thc one God, people were expecting the Messiah of
the Jews, lhe Christ, (he "Anointed One" of Cod; in little
Palestine, which ever since Jesus came we call "the Holy
Land," there were devout men and women who were expecting'- Him; away up in the hills of Galilee, in the village
of Nazareth, among the "devout ones" a pious carpenter
named Joseph and the sweet and holy young girl who was
his betrothed bride were expecting Him: on the meadow
��� .slopes of Bethlehem the shepherds whose work it was to
keep the flocks of the spotless lambs for the temple sacrifices ami the Passover Feast, were expecting Him; even
in heaven, we may believe, the angels were expeting Dim to
be born on earth, and were ready to break into songs of
praise when God should give Himself to men in the person
of His dearly beloved Son. In a palace in Jerusalem a
wicked king was expecting Him, not with longing, but with
hatred and fear, lest He should cast him from his throne
and Himself ride as King of thc Jews and Lord of the whole
fl No one knew when He Whom the prophet Haggai 500
years before had called "the Desire of all nations" would
come; but so many hearts were awaiting Him that it was
not strange that God should send word before He came to
someone who loved Him most. For the God is always
speaking to us, it is only when our hearts are ready to hear
that we can hear and understand what He has to say to
us. The heart of old Simeon was ready and to him the
Holy Spirit had said that he should not see death before he
had seen the Lord's Christ. The heart of Mary of Nazareth
was ready, and to her God sent an angel. Perhaps she was
reading in her Bible some of the promises about the Mes-
Mah, that is, the Christ, when the angel Gabriel came lo her
saying, "Hail, thou art highly favored, the Lord is with
thee!   Blessed art thou among women!"
fl Mary had thought too much about God and lhe angels
that attended lo I lim to be afraid bul she was puzzled, nol
��� tiiite understanding the message that the angel was bringing her: "Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favor wiih
God." Thou shall have a son, and thou "shall call his name
Jesus, He shall be great, and shall be called (he Son of the
Most High . . . and of His kingdom there shall be no end."
ifl Mary's deep joy that she was to be the mother ol the
Christ broke forth in a beautiful hymn, lhat is sung in
many churches to this day, "The Magnificat," we call it,
because it begins "My soul doth magnify the Lord." Mary
could not writej)oetry,,but her mind was so full of the Bible
that she could make a hymn just from the beautiful words
of praise and gratitude with which the Bible is stored.
*1 Soon after, Joseph, Mary's betrothed bridegroom, had
iifcVonderful dream. In.his dream an angel of the Lord appeared to him and said, "Joseph, thou son of David, fear
not to take unto thee Mary thy wife." For she shall have
"a Son, and thou shalt call His name Jesus, for it is He that
stall save His- people from their sins." That is what the
name Jesus means���"Saviour."     *
fl Joseph felt sure that God had sent this dream to him.
and so, when he awoke, he did as the angel had commanded, and He and Mary were married. So this righteous man
Joseph became the arthly father of Jesus the Son of God,
and helped His mother Mary to bring Hirrf up in a sweet
and holy home. , .
f    fl But other things were to happen before.the Holy Child
!    was born.
|j The Roman emperor, Caesar Augustus, who ruled over
nearly all the world, sent out a decree lhat everyone in his
empire should be enrolled; probably because he wanted to
know just how man)* thousands and millions of subjects he
had. In order to prevent miscounting, every person wherever he might be was directed to go to his ancestral city or
village to be enrolled; and so Joseph; who was a descendant
of King David, must go to
born, lo be enrolled there.
Bethlehem,   where David was
When Joseph and Mary arrived in Bethlehem
found the little city crowded wilh people coming to be enrolled, from all parts of the world. If they had relatives
in Bethlehem, as they probably had, their houses were already full. The inn was crowded, loo; there was no room
for them except in the stable. And in that stable, among
ihe cows and oxen, the Son of God, the little Lord Jesus,
the Saviour of the world, was born, and laid to sleep on
some hay in a manger. W'e call His birthday Christmas,
and in all part's of the world Christmas is celebrated with
joy and gladness because on that flay the Saviour of the
world came to the world as the little Baby Jesus.
fl That same night the shepherds in the fields near Bethlehem were keeping watch over their flocks of spotless, sacrificial lambs. Perhaps they were talking together of some-
ihing that the prophet Micah had said 800 years before,
about the "tower of the flock" in that very field where they
were watching the sheep, being the place from which the
kingdom would come to Jerusalem. They knew that that
meant that the Christ would come from Bethlehem, and
ihe lime of his coming was not near. Suddenly an angel of
the Lord stood by them and the glory of the Lord shone
about them. They were sore afraid for though they thought
much about angels they had never seen one before.
fl But thc angel said, "Be not afraid; for behold, I bring
you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people:
for here is born to you this daj* in the city of David a Saviour who is Christ the Lord. And ye shall find a* babe
wrapped in swaddling clothes, and lying in a manger."
T And suddenly all the sky was filled With angels singing:
"Glory to God iu the highest,
And on earth peace among men
In whom He is well pleased."
fl When the angels were gone back to heaven, the shepherds hastened to the town of Bethlehem, and there they
found the little Lord Jesus in a manger, just as the angels
had said; and they glorified and praised God, and told all
their friends who were expecting the Messiah that had
really come.
fl When the baby Jesus vvas thirty-three days old, Mary
and Joseph carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to
God "in the temple. While they were there old Simeon and
old Anna came in. When Simeon saw thc little Lord Jesus
he knew at once that God's promise to him had come true;
and he took the Baby Jesus in his arms and blessed God.
fl Then Simeon blessed Mary, but he told her thai a sword
should pierce through her own soul, for every one would
not receive her holy son as she expected thai they would
do. Old Anna, too, rejoiced to see the Holy Child. And
gave thanks to pod and told her friends, devout people.
who were expecting the .Messiah, that lie had really come.
JJ Joseph and Mary took the little Lord Jesus back to Bethlehem, for they naturally thought that "David's royal city"
was the right place in which to bring up the Christ. Probably Joseph found work at his trade. Long* before this
Ihey had left the stable and made a home of their own.
fl One dav ihey had a strange visit. Three Wise-men from
the East came, bringing presents to the Baby Jesus, calling
Him "King of the jews," aud saying that they had seen a
strange star, which they felt sure meant that the Person
they had so long been expecting was born. They had come
Jar across the wide Syrian desert looking for the wonderful
Baby, and when they reached Bethlehem they saw the
same strange star again, and they knew that they had come
co the very Baby they were looking for. So they opened
their packages and took out gold and frankincense and
myrrh, and gave them to the little Lord Jesus. The gold
meant that tliey felt sure that he was a king; the frankincense was what they offered to their God: the myrrh was
a more mysterious gift, for it meant bitterness and sorrow.
They did'not understand that the Saviour must suffer if
He was to be a Saviour, but we know it now; and this is
why Christmas day is more to us than just a happy day of
thankfulness and merriment. Is not Christmas day the
very day when we ought to love Jesus so dearly and thankfully as to resolve to try always to be very good for love of
Him? -'
They Won't Fight for Canada
<OECRlTfJXG is at a standstill in Canada, and yet the
streets of Canada's larger cities are thick with able-
bodied young men who have no idea of helping to fight the
country's battles; These are the sons of many races who^
have been welcomed to Canada, and who share her bounty,
but not her misfortunes. It is the boys of Canadian and
British and American stock who have gone to the front and
offered the supreme sacrifice for the dominion and the em- ���
pire, while the newcomers take the places they have left and
sit at ease.Mothers in mourning do not like it; and sorrow-
stricken fathers demand that the slackers do their share.
One Toronto paper insists that if the foreign-born citizens
of Canada will not do (heir bit the}' be sent back to the
country they came from.
fl Drastic action indeed! How much better it would have
been for Canada if she cpuld have devised some means of;
preventing those who do not appreciate her from coming.
lo her in the first place; or better still, if she had found
some means of establishing their loyalty before the crucial
lest of their patriotism came!
|J Can we expect anv different response from the same
kind of immigrants in the L'nited States, asks the Detroit
SATURDAY NIGHT, if we should need ihem: Can our
present methods of Americanization catch up with the unrestricted flow of foreigners to our shores arid instil in
them a love for this country and its flag to the death?, Or
shall we close the gates for a time?
The Spirit of Prussia
(From the German proclamation enslaving and deporting Belgian civilians.)
/T"N case of refusal to work, the person so refusing will be
"^ condemned to penalties of a fine, imprisonment and
enlistment in the prison battalion of civilian workmen with
reduced rations. Thc communities also may be punished,
either bv limitations of trade or tbe imposition of a fine
(From the Cologne Gazette.)
ff We cannot govern our policy by thc unfavorable impressions of neutrals. ()ur military security and ihe interests of the Belgian population demand the removal of Belgian workmen to Germany. Until the reasons leading to
the adoption of the measure are unchanged, it cannot he
revoked. Xo matter what impression thc incident ma}' give,
our security o mies first.
(From the Rhenish and Westphalian Gazette.)
'' German burgerdom is not yet ripe for mastering'
governiriga world empire.   \\ e neither can or will de
the Hritish Empire, hm the minimum nece
man peace is the complete heating down of
west and the prestige of the German flag o
. . . We need ii"i waste word- aboul Belgium.    We need
itv for Cler-
rance in the
all the seas,
s al" an  1 Selgium.    W
access to the channel and we need Antwerp.    \\
wants Belgium may fetch it from us.
(From the kaiser's speech to his troops in 1916.)
fl God would not have given himself so much trouble for
the German Fatherland if He had not reserved for us a
great destiny. . . . We are the salt of the earth. . . . God has
called us to civilize the world! you are the missionaries of
human progress.
(What Henry Ward Beecher wrote about German
"destiny" in 1875.)
fl It is wonderful what bad neighbors poor Germany seems
to have. There Is that great hectoring Belgium trying to
pick a quarrel with her. There is France, recovering from
her great defeat with a rapidity which shows very little
consideration for Germany's feelings. Austria, too, retains
her sovereignty over twelve million subjects of German
race; which, of course, is exasperating to the great empire.
And don't Holland and Denmark persist'in holding on to
their nice bits x>( seacoast with an obstinacy as annoying
as Naboth's of old ? And isn't there the Pope, who as every
one knows, has"C0untless armies at his back ready to march
to Berlin? It really looks as if poor Germany might feel
obliged to go to war with somebody, just to keep the peace.
And to make her case harder, the unsynrpathizing persist in
thinking that if there is a war in Europe at present it will
probably be because Germany-^-or the group of soldiers
who rule German**���chooses it.  ��� ,
/ Wi
"Criticus" Told the Truth About
the Scott Confession
"THE STANDARD," Aug. 5, 1916
Is This the True Story?
"Probably if Scotl were to return
lie might tell the true history of the
plugging conspiracy in this wise
There were about 11)0 names of v.iters on the list who had crossed over
to the American side, and were dwelling in Seattle BelliBgham and other
places aloiif; lhe Sound. Scott determined to try and locate these men,
and was given some $400 which was
raised I'mni various sources for the
very legitimate purpose of bringing
these voters up on election day. But
after the money was raised, Scott may
have been unable to locate the men.
It was then he either remembered, or
was told that a certain Monty White
���whom possibly he had known before
���would he able to locate the men and
see that they were here on election
day. Now Monty White is apparently a professor of thc electioneering
game, and may have scented not only
the $400 in Scott's hands but also a
little work which might he well paid
for by other parties. So possibly lie
approached his friend, John L. Sullivan, in Vancouver, with a scheme to
make more than $400 out of tjie game.
After all, it would not be necessary
to prove that each man brought up
here was a legitimate voter, as the list
of the VOO in Scott's hands could bc
passed as correct. If Scott could be
persuaded to leave everything to
Monty White, that gentleman would
see that the men were here. This
would account accurately for the evidence given at the investigation and
also for the manner in which Mr.
Macdonald was tricked like everyone
December 18, 1916.
"Clancy told him that he would be
willing if given a list of names who
were on tlic voters' list in Vancouver
but were now residing in Washington,
thai Clancy would look them up and
if he wanted lo pay Iheir expenses
over, that Clancy would have them
sent over to cast their vote, lie accordingly returned to Vancouver and
made a list of these men, who during
lhe canvass of lhe city, affiant had
found to have moved to Seattle and
other points in the State of Washington. This list comprised aboul
one hundred names. After going into the matter further, affiant found
that it would be impossible to raise
sufficient money to carry this out, as
the men were too widely scattered.
. Therefore affiant immediately made arrangements with Clancy to
get together one hundred men who
were to receive $10 apiece and their
expenses to go over to Vancouver and
vote in the places of the men whom
affiant could not locate, but whose
names were on the voters* list.
Clancy was to receive for-this service $500. . '. ��� Mr. Macdonald then
told affiant to use all efforts towards
stopping the men who came over with
Sullivan and to cut out the fellows
that affiant brought over."
��"1OHN SCOTT'S so-called confession tells about tbe
same story as THE STANDARD printed over the
pen-name of "Criticus" last summer. We print the salient
feature of Scott's affidavit, together with the suggested
"Truth of the Matter" as outlined by "Criticus," and we
think it will be admitted that "Criticus" very nearly hit the
nail orTthe head. Scott states that he gave Clancy the list
of legitimate voters who had left Vancouver and whom
he hoped to bring back to vote and that this list was known
to MrJMacdonald. He points out that the list was perfectly legitimate and that the Liberal executive had no money
at" first to pay the travelling expenses of these men. This
money was afterwards forthcoming, presumably fromJhe
��� sources~sug"gested by 7'Cri.ticus,". and it was decided to
bring up these voters, a thing which was perfectly legitimate or, if not strictly legitimate, was done by the Conservatives quite openly in the case of bringing voters from
Victoria to Vancouver and paying their expenses. Scott
does not even imply that Mr. Macdonald ever knew that
the men coming from Seattle were "pluggers." He says
that he was told to go ahead with his list but that he was
told at the last moment to "cut those fellows out." Now
that might have been done by a perfectly innocent man not
wishing to have anything come, up which could be even interpreted as dishonest. But on the other hand, behold the
role of our dear old friend, "J. L. Sullivan," the gentleman
who, under the aegis of the Conservative patronage committee, knew all about the plugging and acted as the go-
��� between. Apparently most of the money passed through
his hands. It is known that his bar used to be open on Sundays and that the police would not pay any attention to
information coming from that quarter. Scott states that
this man was actually in the employ of the Conservatives.
The attempt to fix the "plugging" on Mr. Macdonald
has failed most miserably. That it should have ever been
made proves the vindictiveness of the late premier and the
manner in which he guided the destinies of the province.
It is unthinkable that Mr. Bowser should ever enter public
life in this province again. He has proved himself politically hopelessly immoral and would probably excuse himself on the ground that "it is all in the game." If the public
is to believe the part of the confession which is supposed to
implicate Mr. Macdonald, it must also believe the direct accusations made against the Conservative party. The manner* in which the public were hoodwinked, the vindictiveness with which Mr. Macdonald was pursued, the insinuations which were made, the tainted evidenee which was
% given on behalf of Mr. Bowser's friends by perjurers and
jail birds from Seattle, all of whom apparently were able
to earn sums, of money for this purpdse, is a stain on the
record of British Columbia. That stain Mr. Macdonald as
attorney-general may be able to wipe out.. If the judicial
commission which is going to investigate the matter confirms the impression left on the public mind by the Scott
confession, and the re'-election of Mr. Macdonald, those
who have endeavored to "kill".him politically by one of the
meanest forms of political assassination ever witnessed in
Canada, will only have succeeded in placing him on a pedestal from which it will be difficult to move him. That is
a danger against which Mr. Macdonald will have to guard.
His friends will hope that he will show himself fully appreciative of the confidence reposed in him by the people of
Vancouver and keep before him constantly'the fact that
limes have changed and that the political methods of the
past must be buried in the quagmire of Mr. Bowser's record, which, most fortunately for this province, engulfed its
creator. The whole episode reminds one of the psalmist
who sang of lhe pit his enemies had digged for him into
which they had themselves fallen.
The National Service Commission
By H. F. Gadsby
Ottawa," December 16,���How to stimulate recruiting
���that is the question. As chairman of the National Service Commission, R. B. Bennett, M P., will put in hand a
census of the man power of the Dominion, which is good
as far as it goes. What, people keep asking, is he going to
do with the census? Will the Government act on it or shelve
it, as they do the reports on the high cost of living, being
satisfied to treat it as-an increase of knowledge for cold
storage purposes?
Mr. Bennett speaks vaguely of measures to prevent
die absorption of too many able-bodied men in unessential
industries, being careful, however, not to define what the
.inessential industries are. Considering the general shortage of labor and the high wages being paid for such labor
a-s can be got, the public would be pleased to learn from Mr.
Bennett what unessential industries are soaking up the
available supply of man power.
The photoKraph mIiown Pie. George fllaKee, who haa Hpent nineteen niontliM
in the trenehet. In France, bidding farewell to his baby, who for nine month*.
Iiuh been a patient In the MukI London Hospital for. Children at Slmdwell.    The
father la returning to duty after a abort furlough In England.
Chairman Bennett may have ideas in his head which
he has not divulged. No one asks him to reveal those ideas
prematurely, but the public would like to know how much
farther he is ahead when his census of man power has been
taken. Granted that he has every man in Canada classified
to the last detail���what job he, works at, what job he ought
to have, what wages he gets, what people are dependent on
him, what his eligibility for active service. Suppose he has
winnowed the truth to the last grain, what next? He knows
that a certain number of men of eligible age, earning good
wages, or, it may be. loafing, having no fathers, mothers,
wives or children, who would suffer hardship if they were
killed,' are available for the war if they care to go. What
does Chairman Bennett do then? Why, the same old thing
���he works on the men with argument and exhortation.
How does that help?   Not at all.
The fact of the matter is that the census will give no
great fillip to recruiting in Canada. What is needed is an
inspiration, an example. Somebody has called it moral
compulsion���a good name for it. Where good men can be
sure that they go to the front in a good cause and not as
the dupes of conscienceless profiteers who remain behind
and fleece the people, then recruiting will take a great
jump. Premier Borden, no doubt, imagined that recruiting would liven tip when he got rid of Sir Sam, that hero
having got in wrong with Tofnmy Atkins generally. But
the remedy did not work, possibly because the public came
ro the conclusion that Sir Sam was only a symptom and
t hat the real disease lay deeper. At all events recruiting
The new arrangements by which battalions in the
field are kept reinforced by fresh drafts and care is taken
to hold Canadian regiments together   when   they   arrive
overseas, thus preserving their esprit de corps*.���these arrangements are highly commendable, and would be very
fine indeed if they would only bring in the recruits. This,
however, they fail to do. Somehow or other the spirit is
lacking. The chances are that prospective recn.fits would
like to feel first that they are not making all the sacrifices.
This frame of mind on the part of Canada's young
manhood should ultimately compel the Government to put
in operation that moral compulsion which was mentioned
a little while ago. What form should this moral compulsion take? A good example���that is the answer. What
xloes the good example consist of? Well the Government
might lay its cards on the table���take the public into its
confidence���show where it has gone wrong and where it
intends to do better. Recruits will not be falling over each
other to enlist until the Government makes it clear that the
t-quare deal is to be its policy henceforward.     *
How can the Government demonstrate lhat the square
deal for the brave men who go to the front to get shot at
and for the loved ones they leave behind them is the future
policy?    By deeds, of course.      Actions, as we all know
speak louder than words.
The very first thing the Government might do is to
make a>plain statement of lhe shell contracts since the beginning of the war, the prices paid, and the profits in 1915,
as compared with the profits now. This statement should
include not only the amounts paid to Canadian munition
manufacturers for Canadian war material, but the amount
paid to Canadian manufacturers by the Imperial Munitions Board on behalf of the British War Office. Moreover, the War Purchasing Committee of which, the new
Minister of Militia, Mr. Kemp, is the chairman, should
come forward with a complete statement of its transactions since it took over the business of buying supplies. If
these statements were supplemented by a hint that the
Government intended to go after excessive war profits, a
great deal harder than it has been doing, it would enhance
'he moral compulsion of the thing about one hundred per
Some such statement as this ought to be forthcoming.
Tt is asking a great deal of the public to go on believing that
all is right as right can be when the facts are systematically
concealed. A (frank, honest balance sheet of war expenditures would be readily understood by the Canadian people
and they would soon let Sir Thomas White know whether
or not to take a little more out of the profiteers.
Another guarantee of good faith on the part of the
Borden Government would be to make an example of one
of their cold storage supporters, one of those fellows who,
under the pretext of heavy exports to feed tire soldiers abroad���at the to]) price by the way���take advantage
ofthis over-worked excuse lo sfliteeze the people al home
for thc last dollar. This fellow is a disgrace whatever way
you look at him: If he takes thc customary profits of peace
years and full harvests, instead of taking his medicine with
the rest of us, then he is a poor patriot. If he takes double
and triple profits, as he generally does, then he is a robber.
It would help recruiting a great deal if the Government
would hold one of these land pirates up to public ex'ecra-'
tion, unmask his methods, and punish him accordingly.
Not sudden death���we are not spiteful ��� something slow
and lingering. For example, he might be forced to eat all
the eggs he has kept in jail for more than a year. This
would make a fine busy hell for him for the remainder of
his natural life. Prospective recruits would feel much bet-
ler for it. They could leave their wives and mothers behind
in the assurance that they would not be gouged for every
dollar of patriotic fund or separation allowance to keep
from starving.
Another act of grace on the part of the Borden Government would be to say to all the non-combatant officers
in handsome uniforms in the' Pay and Records Office, at
London, "It's your turn at the front. Fight or go home."
The same thing could be said to the stay-at-home brigadiers on this side of the water. There are enough urgers
in Canada, husky fellows who keep egging the rest of the
people on, to make a couple of regiments. Everybody
would be glad to see them get their chance in the fighting
line. Another regiment might consist entirely of the honorary colonels, with which Sir Sam has bestrewn this happy country.
Joking aside, the Government would do well to get
after the four-flushers who strut around in khaki but have
no intention of getting nearer the front than Piccadilly or-
the Strand. Mftke theniyvear the red and gold and feathers
of .the ante-bellum days. That would cure their prancing.
Let khaki be the real distinction. These morning glories
who take no risks shouldbe placarded some way or other.
If they were, .recruiting f'ould get a big boost among real
soldiers.       ��� ***!
Another thing that would help recruiting would be
fair treatment for Major General Lessard���a man's size
job at the front for which this fine soldier has been yearning ever since the war started. The Government probably
thinks it would have too good an effect in Quebec, where
it has no real desire to recruit for fear of offending its Na-'
tionalist allies. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 23. 1916
Tin bye-elections for the endorsation uf Premier 'Brewster'! cabinet
ministers lias been sci for December
23rd. There is little doubt bul that
all nill be returned without opposition, ai least in su far as the Conservative party i< concerned. Following
so close on the recent definite verdict of* the electorate, tlic return of
ministers for endorsation should he
a matter of form. Mr. lircwster has
undoubtedly surrounded himself with
an able staff of lieutenants, men well
qualified t<> give a splendid account
���\ityol themselves in the portfolios uf
which each has been given charge.
Little criticism can he offered a-
gainst any of them, unless possibly
Mr. Macdopald, whose appointment
witli a cloud hanging over his head
might he considered ill-timed. In any
event Premier lircwster lias won hi.s
right to a fair trial, and should r
ceive wholehearted support in working uut the important policies lie lias
enunciated,���Grand Forks Gazette.
* * *
Wednesday afternoon in causing an
amicable settlement of the strike of
the Pacific Coast Coal Co. at S^mli
Wellington. .Mure than 200 miners
returned to wurk yesterday morning.
Tin- settlement followed a conference
which Mr. Sloan held Wednesday
with a deputation uf miners ami Manager C. If. Tonkin. The question of
wages and other matters were in dispute.
In the November number nf the
Agricultural Journal, issued hy the
Department of Agriculture, Victoria,
Mr. H. C, English, Chief Soil and
Crop Instructor, pointed out that in
British Columbia the fanners imported thousands of dollars worth of seed
every year.
"Farmers do not seem lo realize
as yet," writes Mr. English, "that they
are losing money each year they
plant imported seed in preference tu
home-grown acclimatized seed. Consequently the demand fur homegrown seed is small and seed merchants do not trouble to stock it.
"Another reason for the lack oi demand   for   home-grown   seed   is   that
few farmers know just who the seed-
growers are in tllis Province."
* * *
Northern llritish Columbia cannot
help bul feel considerable satisfaction
in llie fact that '1'. D. Pattullo, M. L.
A. fur Prince Rupert, has been entrusted with the portfolio uf Minister
ol" Lands. To the north the Lands
Department is, with the Mines Department, Ihe most important branch
of the government. It is doubtful ii
any  single  department  is  in  such  a
indition of chaos as is tlie Department of Lands. It is also true that
no other department needs to he handled as skilfully, as fairly and as
firmly. Tliere are many features lhat
must be dealt with and many interests that must he considered. The future of thc Xorth depends to a very
great extent upon the administration
of this department. Hon. T. D. Pattullo has a big man's job ahead of him.
Hut Premier lircwster knew the man
he selected for the post. Pattullo is
a big man; he is a brainy man; he is
fearless, yet fair; he is firm, but not
bull-headed. In short he is a live
wire, fully capable of handling his
big job.���Omineca Herald.
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fore now paying in gold twice the
price fur flour lhal was paid in .the
Civil War. The present price neither
of Hour, wheat nor cotton is a record
price. In 1/95 flour sold at $12 per
bar-el and in 17% at S16. A hundred
years ago. in 1S17, it uas $14.75 a
barrel. Wheat is now at $1.83 per
bushel. December delivery, hul in
1854 wheat brought $2.21 per bushel
in 1885 $2.43,-wu 1866 $2.09, in 1869
$2.05 gold. In the meantime, wages
are very much higher than they were
in either one of the years named.
There have been many periods in
which tlie prices of tlie necessaries of
Hie. relatively tu wages, were much
greater than lhe* are now. ��� ExS-
LA SCALA SEXTETTE, 6 Grand Opera Stars
PRICES: Matinees, 15c; Evening, 15c and 25c.
Phone Sey. 3406
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Efforts of the new provincial governmeni through Hon. William Sloan,
minister   of   mines,   were     succe
Wiih the advance of high-grade
flour tu SKI per barrel, wc are told the
flour has risen to "the highest price
since the Civil War." It has really
reached a higher price than it brought
during the Civil War, fur the
high rate which then prevailed was
expressed in terms of paper money,
aud at one time during the war a dollar in gold was worth $2.85 in paper.
In terms of gold, the highest price
attained by flour during the Civil. War
essful. was $40.00 a  barrel.    We  are  there
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If For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fl
In one of our daily issues, there
is a correspondence emanating from
the Church Union representative stating, as he believes, the beneficial effects that will arise should this Union
of the churches be consummated,
It is quite characteristic of the Rev.
Gentleman in his statement to bring
the views of the "Presbyterian,"
which may be implied as his own, a
paper that carries weight from a literary standpoint, and also lowering
the standards of the Presbyterian
Church by its propaganda on .behalf
of Church Union.
If, as the Western representative
of Church Union Committee infers,
that the union will be really Presbyterian, then why did he and those associated with him not invite the other denominations to-come into Prefs-
byterianism instead of negotiating
and bargaining with the doctrines and
government of the three churches,
and yet, in tllis intelligent and thinking age, we have men, leaders of
thought, who tell us none of the��lan-
dprds set up by thc three churches
will lose its individuality.
To gain an end we have men in this
great democratic Presbyterian church
of ours, who arc prepared to lie. aye.
aud even conspire among themselves,
as thc methods they have adopted
show, that they are prepared to go
any length in order that they may accomplish their desires, the building
up of a huge ministerial trust.
The world is hailing the time in
the present world's tragedy when
peace shall soon be proclaimed that
after the war there will be a new era
for all. tlie readjustment of social
conditions, and by economic advancement the social ills will be less, and
trusts must go or be greatly modified.
What arc we finding in this great
dominion of ours, thoroughly democratic in spirit, a movement to unite
three denominations, to hecomle a
great merger for the sole benefit of
It is pleasing to note that we still
have ministers who are democratic
and are prepared to sacrifice material
gain for the interests of future generations and a wider influence of the
spiritual welfare of the ^Church of
I ask the Union representative, is
this a time at present for causing a
division among Christian people (re
ligious differences being tlie worst of
all i when we know that throughout
the Empire thousands uf homes are
today mourning over loved ones wdio
have paid the supreme sacrifice, and
would it not be better for the Union
representative and some of his bre-
thern to take a more active part pertaining to the prosecution of ending
this terrible war instead of bolstering
up a religious trust hacked by a number of professors and a few hundred
clergymen who are prepared to put
the members and adherents of the
three churches into the melting pot.
regardless of Iheir religious convictions, to satisfy the whims and fancies of these men.
lieing one of those wdio voted with
the majority through failure to grasp
the situation at the time, and after
reading, many Brticles published, I
can not let the Union's representative's statement pass unchallenged.
I shall be pleased to debate the
whole church question witli him on
any public platform, or in his own
hurch, from a spiritual, ecclesiastical
and economic view, particularly thc
It is quite evident if there were no
material gain to ministers there
wouhl.be no Union movement in Canada, and it is the duly of the 40 per
cent Presbyterians, whose members
are gradually increasing, to assert
themselves and see that their interests are safeguarded against a movement that must have a pernicious effect in the spiritual welfare of Canada.
A church that becomes a monopoly
clogs the wheels of progress and the
Gospel uf Jesus Christ will attain
greater results by our striving in armies to the one great end.
1 am,
Vancouver, B. C, Dec. 19th, 1916.
IN the carrying out ot its work there would be difficulty in finding an Instrument that has been of
mm e assHance to modem Industry than the freight
car. Its use* are manifold, from a traffic handling
point of view, for it servee alike the shipper of merchandise, the c^ il dealer and at times the livestock
When me cmsM��"* tho history and development of
the freigh 'r we find there a reflection of the rapid
progress mauo In the industrial world ot recent years.
It Is but a short time ago, comparatively, when the
standard car, of light wooden construction, had a
maximum carrying capacity of only thirty thousand
pounds, and to-day we have the modern car equipped
with heavy trucks and constructed of steel throughout, transporting at high speed a load of from ninety-
five to one hundred and ten thousand pounds.
The value of tbe box car to shipper and railway
bas increased to a degree commensurate with its de.
velopment and particularly so during the past few
years, when the more expeditious release of equipment after reaching destination, has permitted an Increase in car mileage which represents, just so much
more servloe to the public.
Fun and Frolic
The family was going ou an outing
in the woods, and mother was packing the lunch basket.
"Let me see," she murmured, "I've
got lettuce sandwiches, olive sandwiches,   peanut     butter     sandwiches,
acaroons, pickles, ginger snaps and
chow-chow. I wonder ii I've forgotten anything.''
"How about putting in something
lo eat," said father, sarcastically.
* * *
"I shall never scold my husband
again for spending so much time at
the club."
���Tell me about it."
"Well, last night a burglar got into
the house, and my husband knocked
him senseless with the poker. I've
heard several men speak ol him as a
poker expert, lie has evidently been
practising at the club for just such ar
* * *
You can't tell; that boy of Todd's
nay be a Congressman some day."
tljdeed! Why, I thought he seemed quite  bright."
* * *
"We girls had hardships when we
camped out���only one drinking glass
among five girls."
"And only one mirror." ���
"Good night!"
fi fi fi
"Isn't what they call 'the approach
an  important consideration  in golf?"
"Very important. You've got to
have the kind of a job that will permit you to approach the golf links
early in the afternoon."
* * *
"Man's a funny proposition!"
"What now?"
"When he reads a medical book he
fancies he has every disease described
but let him read the work of a moralist and all the faults pointed out he
sees not in himself, but in his neighbor."
* * *
"Phwat arc thim buckets for on
the shilf in the hall?"
'Can't yez read, ye fool? It says
on them 'For Fire Only.'"
"Thin  why  hov they  put    wather
in them?"
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Lady of the House: Vou can earn
your dinner if you'll chop that pile
of firewood.
Tramp:   I'd like to know de menu
first, lady.
tt * ft
Wife: Please, hurry up. Haven't
you ever buttoned a dress behind be
Hubby: No; you never had a dress
that buttoned before.
^ * *
Wife: This paper tells of a man
in Kelowna who lives on onions
iln!::   Well,  anyone  who  lives    on
onions ought tu live alone.
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"Come in. Jenjcs, and have some
"No, thanks!    1
"Oh.   iiunsen.se!
"Really, I've just dined
word oi honor."
"Well, then, come in and eat some
more. If you've just dined upon your
word of honor, you must be hungry."
TAKE NOTICE that at the expiration ol on.; calendar monlh from the
first publication hereof, (_*< iMMEKCIAL
ITED will apply to the rteglstrar of
Joint Stock Companies for permis-ilou
to change its name ti. AX-LBN-
DATED nl the city of Vancouver in
the Province of British Columbia, this
23rd day ol  November, A.D. 1916.
Solicitors for
Dec. 2-9-H 29-30
i-'EALJ'.,' TENDERS, addressed to
lhe under..gned, will be received at
this office until I p.m on the 15th of
January 1:07. ror the supplying ot gun
licence badgea for tbe year _8J7, Full
particular* as to number and ipjalliy
can In- obtained by application to this
ofiiee. Lowest or any tender not nt-
eessarlly accepted.
Prov'nclal Game Warden.
<oun   House   Vancouver,  B.  C.
(Sections 3li and 131.1
lie Application No. 298li>> '1' .
take NOTICE lhat application has
been mad.- to register George Walker
Kerr as owner In lee under a Tax
Sale Deed iroui Collector of the Corporation of lhe District of Mouth Vancouver, bearing date the 17th dav of
October, 11)16, of all and SINGULAR
ilia 1 certain parcel or tract of land and
premises situale, lying and being iu
the Municipality of South Vancouver,
mon- particularly known and described as Lot Four (I), niock Two (2).
District Lot Seven Hundred and Fifteen (71*.), Map 2780. You are required lo contest the claim of the ta*
purchaser within ti days from the
date of the service of this notice
(which may be effected by Five (5)
publications hereof In a South Vancouver weekly newspaper), and your
attention is called to section 311 of the
"Land Registry Act" with amendments,
and to the following extract therefrom:���"and in default of a caveat
or certificate of lis pendens being file*
before the registration as owner of
the parson entitled under such ta*
sale, all persons so served with notice,
��� ��� . and those claiming through or
under them, and all persons claiming
any interest in tlie land bv virtue of
any unregistered instrument, and all
persons claiming any interest in the
land by descent whose title is not
registered under lhe provisions of this
Act, shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim
to or In respect of the land so sold
lor taxes and lhe Registrar shall register the person entitled under such
tax sale as owner of the land so sol*
lor  taxes."
AND WHEREAS application hag
been made lor a Certificate of Indefeasible Title to the above-mentioned
lands, in the name of George Walker
Kerr, AND WHEREAS on investigating the title It appears that prior to
the 23rd day of July, 1016 (the date
on which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you, Magoba Komirso,
were the assessed owner (hereof, and
you, C. Aslkura, were tlic holder of a��
unregistered agreement for sale, FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at the same
time I shall effect registration iu pursuance of such application and issue <a
Certificate of Indefeasible Title to thi.
said lands in the name of George Walker Kerr unless you take and prosecute the proper proceedings to establish your claim, if any. to the said
lands, or to prevent such proposed action  on  my  pari.
Dated at the Land Registry Office.
Vancouver. B. C.. tills 2nd dav of December,  A.D..   1MB.
District Registrar of Titles.
To Magoba   Komirso and (*. Asikura.
The date of the first publication of
this noilce is 9th December, 191C.
u.-t dined."
don't   believe
upon    my
"Waiter, it seems to mc the portions luu i   grown much  smaller."
"Yes, sir. but see how the place
has been enlarged "
TAKE  NOTICE  that George Selby B.
Perry,   of  Vancouver,   newspaperman.
Intends   in   apply    for   permission    to
lease  lhe  following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
month of a smalt creek on the south
shore of Hecate Island aboul one mile
from the south-west angle 01' that Island, thence north eighty chains,
thence went eighty chains, thence
south eighty chains. Ihence east eighty
chains, lo tiie point 01' commencement,
f��4fl acres more or less
DATED  November  9,   1916.
ey say
any  man
1  .
ie  dues
time 1
met him I h
nt him
\ visitor to a Sunday school was
.���ed to address a few remarks lo
the children. Ile took the familiar
theme of tlie children who mocked
Elisba un his journey to Bethel ���
how the young ones taunted tlie
prophet, and how they were punished when two she bears came out
of the wood and ate forty-and/two
uf them. "And now, children." said
he.  "what dues  this story show?"
"I'leasc, sir." came from a little
girl in thc front row, "it shows how
many   children   two   she - bears     can
* * *
Publisher; What you want t" avoid
is writing over the heads of the
Author: 1 know it. If you take this
book, I'll be able to give up my attic
room   and   do   my   writing   on     the
ground floor.
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"Gullibly's son is a young man, I
think, of great promise."
"Have you been lending him money
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
VANCOUVER     -     B.C.
Medical : Surgical   : Maternity
Rates   from   $15.00   per   week
address is Alert Bay P. ' >.. B. C, will
apply for a license to take and use 600
cubic feet per minute uf water out of
i.n unknown stream, but uf which the
proposed name is Jackson's Creek, which
Hows southwesterly and drains into
Margarita Bay at tlie easterly end thereof and at or near the southeast corner
of pre-emption record No. 134, The
water will be diverted from the stream
at a point on said stream about 100
feet above sea level, and will be used
for industrial and power purposes upon
the land described ELS pre-emption record
No. -U4, Coast District, Range 2, commencing ut the Northeast corner of preemption No. 423 thence East 40 chains;
thence south 40 chains; thence west 40
chains: thence north 40 chains to pednt
of commencement. This notice was
posted on the ground on the 1 Ilth of
November, 1916. A copy of this notice
and an application pursuant thereto and
to the "Water Act, 1914" will be filed in
the office of the Water Recorder at Vancouver, B. C. Objections to the application may be filed with the said Water
Recorder, or with the Comptroller of
Water Rights, Parliament Buildings,
Victoria, B. C. within tntriy days after
the first appearance of this notice in a
local newspaper. The date of the first
publication of this notice is the ninth day
of December, A.D. 1916.
Chambers Packing Company, .Limited,
By Robert Chambers,
TAKE NOTICE tliat George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease  the   following described  lands:
Commencing it a post planted at the
mouth or a small creek on the south
shore of Hecate Island, about one mile
from tlu- BOUtl -\s est ;��ngle of that
is html, thence north eighty chains,
thence enst eighty chains, ihence south
eighty chains, thence west eighty
chains, to the point oi commencement,
fit') acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916,
TAKE NOTICE thai George Selby B.
Perry,   of  Vancouver,   newspaperman
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
tease  the  following described   lands:
Commencing at -\ post pan led one
mile north of the mouth of a small
creek on the south shore of Hecate
Island, aboul one mile from the southwest angle of '.hat Island, thence north
���-itrhi v chains, thence easi eighty
��� hains, th. nci south eighty chains,
thence wesl eight) chainn u< the point
of commencement, 640 acres more or
DATED  November :���. 1916.
TAKE NOTICE thai George Selby B.
Perry,   of   Vancouver,   newspaperman,
Intends   ui   apply    for    permission    to
lease  the  following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east of a post planted on the west
shore of Hecate Island, south of a
small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence north
eighty chains to the point of commencement. 640 acres more or less.
DATED   November  9.  1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for   permission    to
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at n post planted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south of
a small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence north eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence south
eighty chains, to the place of commencement, ��4G acres more or less.
DATED November 9. 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,   ol   Vancouver,   newspaperman,
intends   to   apply     ior    permission    to
[ease  the   following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
wesl  shore of Hecate Island, south of
b small bav, thence easl eighty chains.
the ne.>   south    eighty   chains,     thence
west      eight}      chain?,     1 hence     north
-Ighty  (ha-ns     to    the point  of  com-
mencement. 648 acres more or leas.
DATED  November 9,  1916.
���-,; ��� mStW
Rev. Jiihn Knox spent a few days
last week in Victoria.
* * *
Mrs. Simons has been spending a
few ilays in Penticton.
Mr. and Mrs. K. P. Davies liavc left
to spend several weeks in the East.
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Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Shaw, of Victoria, are  spending    a  few  days in
* fi fi
Mr. Gerald Williams, of Naramata,
B.   C,  is  spending  a  few   weeks  in
* ,.  *
Mr. and Mrs. John Lees of Victoria, are spending a few days visiting
in Vancouver.
* * *
Miss Brougham and Miss Kendall
are visiting Miss Dunsmuir at Hatley
Park, Victoria.
* * *
Messrs. J, H. and 0. W. Ashwell, of
Chilliwack, spent several days last
week in this city.
* * *
Mr. F. R. Adams, accompanied by
his little son, has left for the South
to join Mrs. Adams, who has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. Ogden
Jones, at Long Beach, Calif.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Duncan have
arrived in town from Summerland,
and will spend several weeks in the
city as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. C.
E. Heard, Burrard street.
Mrs, Conrad Reiflc, who came
over from Nanaimo to visit her sister, Miss Ivy Barnesli who underwent
a serious operation, has returned
home. , J3H
The proceeds of the doll show and
Christinas fair held by the Daughters
of the Empire In Victoria, at Government house, on December 7, came
to  nearly  $1500.    The   proceeds  will
The French women  munition worker*, who are yInI.Iiik GlnRKOw, wenr n
Imrfttlnflr grenade, faHhloned in gold braid, on their luili., which have no other
Gift Suggestions
-for Last Minute Shoppers
Give  her  handkerchiefs  and  you  cannot  fail  lo ���That will please  cvery member of llie  family,
please���for a lady cannot have too many. I'FAT)	
Just a hint of the lines we have to offer. ,",
Kewpie Silk, Black Cat, Noah's Ark Handkerchiefs,       �����-���<���'  i e">��*  51-00 to $4.75
in a Gift Box, 3 for 25c. Boxing Gloves    1.75 to   7.50
Picture Handkerchiefs, 35c per box of 3. Stnking Bags    1.75 to   9.00
Dainty Colored Handkerchiefs, 6Sc and 75c per box     bootballs   ... 1.25 to   6.75
0f 3. Hockey Skate*    48 to    7.00
Embroidered Handkerchiefs, regular 6 lor $1.00; 6     Roller  Skates    85 to   3.00
for 69c. Badminton Rackets   2.00 to   3.00
Hand-made Handkerchiefs, with Irish Crochet cor-     Tennis   Rackets    1.00 to 13.00
ner, 50c; 3 for $1.25. Skating Boots   2.50 to   6.50/
White and Colored Corner Handkerchiefs, 20c to 75c     Flash   Lights 85 to    1.90
Crepe dc Chine Handkerchiefs, regular 25c for 19c.     22 Rifles    2.25 to 25.25
Boxed Handkerchiefs, 50c to $2.25. . Also���Exercisers, Golf Clubs, Bags and Balls, Bicy-
Handmade Cluny Handkerchiefs, $1.00 to $4.00 each, des, Snow Shoes, etc, etc.
Of all the useful gifts of today none will give just as much all round satisfaction to tbe average housewife as a good Carpet or Vacuum Sweeper. They save, hours of useless labor about the bouse and help
make housework a pleasure and not a drudge���Buy thc best and you will buy a Bissel.
Carpet Sweepers   $3.25  to $5.00
Vacuum Sweepers    $8.00, $10.00 and $12.00
Lace Curtains can always be used���No house but what can find a place Tor one or more pairs.    Our
stock offers you a choice of all that's new and our values will be found better than elsewhere.    Let us
prove Ihis statement to you in selecting the right style  for  the right window.    Excellent  values at
from $1.25  to  $15.00  pair
TAPESTRY PORTIERES���a much wanted thing in every house. A pair for those doorways ami
archways will add wonderfully to the appearance of the room. We can show you the style and color
you want to harmonize with the other furnishings and at thc price you want to pay.
Reasonably priced at from   $3,00 to $12.00 pair.
Reliable tpialities, correctly cut, perfectly finished and well fitting���Gloves that can be depended
upon to give good service and satisfaction.
These prices���
FINE KID GLOVES���Light weight, with oversewn
seanls and  Paris points.    Colors of black,  white;
tans, browns and navy.    Per pair   $1.50
3EAL KID GLOVES ��� With aversewn seams,
plain or novelty points and two dome fasteners.
All sizes in black, white, tans, champagne and
pearl, with self or black points. Per pair..$1.75
REAL KID GLOVES���of medium weight, piquet
sewn, with two domes and four cord embroidered
stitchings.     Black   and   white   only  with   self   or
contrast  points.    Per  pair        $2.00
"EMPRESS SUEDE" GLOVES���Heavy quality
with pique Sewn, four cord embroidered points and
two domes; warm and dressy, in tans and browns
���Beavers and Champagne.    Pair     $2.00
"DON JUAN"  GLOVES���Our best quality, with
nne large pearl dome fastener, novelty or contrast
points, in black and wmte only.    All sizes.
Pair    $2.25
As an Xmas Gift Suggestion thc umbrella grows
in popularity every year.
We have a pleasing stock at these prices.
GIFT UMBRELLA���With a good quality cover and
correct handles, finished with sterling silver
mounts.    Price    $3.00
GIFT UMBRELLA���With Union Cover, long, medium or short bandies, light strong frames.
Price $4.00
GIFT UMBRELLA���With good quality cover and
folding handles to put into suit case.
Price    $4.50
GIFT UMBRELLA���With brown or black handles,
with silver mounts and silk or union cover.
Price    $5.00
GIFT UMBRELLA ��� In black, navy, brown and
green, with silk covers and newest bandies. '
Prices from, $5.50 to $9.75
MttK.tr E -MM-Hlt SW��B 00HHISSIONt%
be divided between the Municipal
Chapter, which received thc door receipts, the tea room and bridge receipts and the receipts from the side
shows, and the Primary Chapters,
each of which retained its own stall
receipts. Thc total net receipts were
* �� *
Mr. and Mrs, Melville Dollar have
left for San Francisco lo spend the
Christmas holidays there with Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Dollar.
* �� *
The Red Cross, pins and membership cards which are being offered by
the local branch of the Red Cross
society as suitable Christmas gifts,
have just been received from headquarters at Toronto. Thc pins are
of a very artistic design and can be
worn in good taste by either men or
women. A pin together with membership in the socity conies to $2.50.
It is hoped that by this means the
membership of the society will be
considerably increased as well as the
funds of tbe society. The pins can
be obtained at the Central Depot, Dominion building, Hastings street west,
and membership cards, which arc issued by .Mr. W. S. Buttar, can be obtained at the same time.
* * =:<
A very successful sale of home-
cookery was held at Joyce Road,
Collingwood East, in a store kindly
lent by Mrs. Forman, in aid of tbe
local branch of the C. R. C. S. material fund. The sale was organized
by Mrs. Baird; Mrs. VV. Eraser, Mrs.
Nicholson and Mrs. G. Hall. Tea was
served during the afternoon by a
bevy of young ladies gaily attired in
Red Cross aprons and badges. The
raffles were drawn with thc following results: A triple box of chocolates
donated by the Haida Confectionery
Company was won by little Miss
Kathleen Lyons; a leg of lamb, donated by Scott Bros., by Mrs. Morris,
and a large home-made ���Christmas
cake, donated by Robertson's Bakery, by Mrs. O. Randall. The organizers desire to thank all those who so
heartily contributed and assisted in
making the undertaking so successful. The sum of $42.40 was realized.
ft * 1,
Mrs. F. W. Peters acknowledges
with thanks the following donations
for the Christmas gift fund of the I.
O. D. E. Soldiers' Welcome Club:
Mrs. J. Abbott. $5; Mrs. H. Leggat.
$5; Mrs. Tate Robertson, $2.50; Mrs.
Bagot. $1; .Mrs. Jessie Russell. $2.50;
.Mrs. Knthoven, $3; Mrs. C. \V\
Craig, $1; .Mrs. Norton, $2; .Mrs. G.
Tulloch, doll's wardrobe; Miss Beckett, dressed doll; Airs. William Mr-
.Veil. BootS and skales; the Misses
Proctor, dressed dolls. Any further
donations may be sent not later than
December 20 to C. P. R. station.
Consideration of Human Element in
Maid  Would  Effect  Better
Domestic Service
The domestic service question has
become so potent a factor in household science today, when the high
other war works tempt' the average
woman wage-earner, that women's
organizations have devoted a great
deal of time and serious attention to
a satisfactory solution of thc problem. Surely, it has been pointed out,
there should be sufficient inducement in home life to influence girls
to give  il  the  preference.
There is, however, another side to
the question that has not been given
the prominence il deserves. The maid
of today bas divers reasons for complaint that may sound petty when
enumerated, but tliat are, nevertheless, important enough to.lake from
her happiness and general comfort.
"Tbe housewives themselves are to
blame," is the editorial comment of
Rverywoman's World," in its November issue, "and if they would only
do what Beatrice Burton did," thc
article continues, "they would discover the reason why.
"Miss Burton donned a gray uniform and set out to learn why girls
leave domestic employment to seek
work in stores and factories at lower
"In Ijer first place, she found that
one girl had to do the work of six
servants, and was also expected to
wait on the table a la Ritz-Carlton,
and all for $5.00 a week. For this
she could have slaved for fifteen
hours a day, but she quit after one
day's try-out.
"At another place she made such
nice desserts that the pet daughter of
the bouse ate them before dinner, and
Mary had to do it all over again, and
about 10 p.m. the mistress of this
household thought it would be fine
to have her make cakes and lemonade
'for the young people who had been
out automobiling all evening.'
"A little more consideration for the
human clement in the maid would
make it. less a problem, and much
easier for the employer to obtain and
keep good domestic service."
Store opens at 8.30 a.m.
Handsome Christmas Blouses
in  Exceptionally 'Complete
��J PRKTTY BLOUSE is an appropriate gift
and one that is always appreciated. To
those who anticipate making selection wc point
to our splendid assortments which reflect the
very newest styles of the season. All our Christmas blouses are boxed ready for presentation.
Beautiful Lingerie Blouses
featuring the newest deep
collar styles are shown at
$2.50,  $2.75, $3   to  $6.50.
Onyx Pure Silk
Hose for Christmas Gifts
The merits of tbis particular
make of hosiery arc beyond question. Onyx is
ackt.owledged by women
of fashion to bc the leading line of silk hose in
America. Wc show a range
of sixty shades, including
black and white, at $1.50
a pair. Boxed ready for
575 Granville Street
Blouses of Crepe de Chine,
Georgette Crepe, I.ace and
combination of lace and
crepe are offered in a very
, extensive variety of styles
at prices ranging from
$4.50   to   $25.00.
Gift Suggestion
From  the Toilet
Article Section
A -tourist case or pullman
apron is a most acceptable
gift to the person who
travels. We carry these
in a large variety of styles
for women at 50c, 75c,
$1.00, $1.25, $1.50, $2.00 and
We carry the Fitall Toilet
Case for men at $1.25 and
Phone Sey. 3540
Canada As Senior Partner
LORD SHAUGHNESSY. locked strikingly at as
he stepped briskly to the pier on his arrival
In New York on Friday afternoon. He stated
that lie had been deeply Impressed by the Mother
Country's attitude toward Canada, and seems tbor- I
ouglily Imbued with the Imperial splr.lt,
which Is now the keynote of British efTort. _,
Ile  went  on:   "Britain's forges are burning   fiercely,   creatine   steel,   chains   by
which   her  Integral   parts  will  be  bound
together as never before.    It has been her
boast for years that only a silken cord
connected   the   Mother   Country   with
her overseas Dominions and Colonies.
That  time  Is  past.    The  war  has demonstrated   that   unity  of  effort  and
direction  must continue.   Canada has
assumed a heavy portion of the bur
den  of  the  war���far greater  than
anyone anticipated. Canadians bava
stood In critical positions and have
held them.   They hare done men's
work,   fulfilling   the  terms  of  the
partnership that exists between the
various   members  of   tbe   -Umpire.
Canadians have won a name which
will     forever    distinguish    them.
Never will they be confused with
otber  nationalities  on   this  continent.
"Canada win, tn fact, be a senior
partner    In    the    British    Empire,
bearing an equal share of the burdens;   reaping  an
equal,  proportionate  share  of  the
profits and Oiling
a  prominent  seat
-at     tbe     council
table.     Lloyd
George's elevation
to    the    premiership,  undoubtedly
Ib tbe outcome of
a desire on the part of tbe more aggressive party tn the House of Commons to have a Government that will prosecute the war with more vigor.
The change merely Indicates that the people of Great Britain wish to
utilize every resource and every force at their command to ensure vlotory.
Britain wants peace Just as soon as the demands made by her and her
allies are won froYn Germany. Anything less Is not victory. The masterful way In which Britain Is financing the war is no less Impressive than
the achievements at the front Her wealth and resources are almost
limitless and are being freely and gladly pledged. This war Is developing
the Individual. Every man, woman and child must do a share. Women In
the United Kingdom are taking the men's places at home. They have
demonstrated that they can do the work heretofore done by men and just
as efficiently. They work on the railways, manufacture munitions, do the
farm work, In fact, there is nothing except the actual fighting In the
trenches that they are not doing. Every woman at man's work, puts another rifle on the firing line.
"As to Canada's future, I have always been certain. The war bas only
hastened development With a population nearly equivalent to that of
New York State, and a territory larger than the United States, her possibilities are vast. The quality of her fighting and her share In the war has
carried her fame to remote corners. Before the war immigration was
rapid but not a measure to what It will be when peaoe is declared. I
firmly believe that Canada will have an influx of population not unlike
that In the United States about fifty years ago. A great deal of money and
many thousands of settlers have already gone to Canada from the United
States. The investor finds there a good field for his wealth, and the settler
a fertile soli for his plow. Rewards have come quickly to both. Canada
looks to the United States more than ever she did before for two reasons,
money and men are plentiful here and the supply from overseas Is cut off."
fl For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 tf
NABOB Coffee
Completes your Xmas Dinner function.
It is the final touch to "a feast of reason and a flow of soul.
Its mildly stimulating and exhilarating effect brings out the
best there is in one, with the result one's evening has been exceedingly enjoyable���and the hostess is credited with a social
Clever hostesses know the value of good coffee���a peep
into their pantry shelves almost invariably discloses NABOB.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship Lines
C. E. Jennejr, G. A. P. D,
Phone: Sey. 1134
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Eight Vessels "8" in Regular Service
Apply to our Publicity Department for brochures "Outward Bound"
and "North by West in the .Sunlight." and particulars on Special Fares,
Hotel Accommodation and Tariffs, etc.
Take Car to Columbia Avenue Phone Seymour 306
Wanted   ti   bear   from   owner   of
good farm for sale. ��� Northwestern
Business Agen'cy, Minneapolis, Minn.
The Gilbert and Sullivan operas
possess ,1 charm that have never been
excelled   and   rarely   equalled.     The
Pirates of Penzance, Patience, Pinafore anil the others are perennial attractions both in the old country and
this side of the water. Among them
Iolanthc holds a unique position in
lhat it's music as well as the staging
is more difficult than of the others.
Hut its satire and humor are exceptionally clever.
The House of Peers are put in a
turmoil by the influential Queen of
Ihe fairies and her subjects. The plot |
is truly Gilbertian. The music ranges'
from what might be called popular to
Ihe dignity of grand opera harmonies.
The solos are delightful and comprise some of the most popular and
successful solos used on the concert
Mr. Harold Nelson Shaw will pro-
luce this opera at the Vancouver
Opera House (Empress Theatre),
Xew Year's Day. afternoon and evening, and the 2nd and 3rd of January,
and is exerting his well-known abilities as a stage director to make this
his most successful presentation. The
new scenery showing the House of
Parliament in London, the costuming, artistic grouping and lighting,
will give additional charm to the music and brilliant dialogue. An enlarged orchestra under the leadership
of Oscar P. Ziegler bas been engaged,
Thc chorus numbers 40 and the principals include well-known singers.
Success is assured.
Winston's Water Lions and Diving
Nymphs, an aquatic offering as pretentious as il is novel, beads the bill
I'or the coming week, and gives a
very- convincing demonstration of
really intelligent animal training, as
well as being an educational and
scientific spectacle beyond comparison. Two pretty and clever diving
girls  give  an  exhibition  of different
dives aud tricks, while under the water, and the seals, at a word of command from Mr. Winston, dive into the
tank and proceed lo perform exactly
thc same feats.
A musical trc.i I will be contributed
to the hill nexl week by the LaScala
ScMcttc. International Grand Opera
Stars, in excerpts from Ernani, Carmen, Lucia, and Faust. These artists
possess voices of the caliber seldom
beard in other than the metropolitan
opera companies, and their selection-
are  rendered  with  spirit and gusto.
The   Pantages  patrons  will    again
have an opportunity to hear the "Pad-]
erewski of  the   Banjo,"  Joe   Roberts.
i makes one banjo sound like four. I
Mr, Roberts' present repertoire con-1
tains pvery variety of musical selec- j
tion from grand opera to "rag."
The  sensational     work  of  Sterling J
and   Marguerite,   promises   to   furnish
the   thrills     for     the     coming   week.
These  "Singing  Athletes."  Composed I
of a very clever young man and a wo-j
man   who   is   considered   an   example
of  beauty,  arc   both  good  singers,  in
addition to performing with remarkable ease and dexterity on the roman
rings and the trapeze.
Lamaire & Dawson. "Blackville's
Mercurial b'unmakers," are as original as they are clever. Their mannerisms and methods characterize
them as real comedians whose appreciation of comedy comes naturally
and without effort, and their line of
chatter arouses laughter right from
lhe start, usually keeping the audience
screaming with merriment until they
make their final bow.
THE TELEPHONE is very convenient in the
winter months. No matter what the weather
is like outside, conversation is easily carried on
over the wire.
THE TELEPHONE trouble man is always on
the job, day and night, bad weather and good,
and the telephone user always has the means of
instant communication right at hand.
LONG DISTANCE is always short distance
with the telephone. No one appreciates the telephone more than the person who has one.
Christmas Suggestions
Slinp early in ihc week and early in the day; heller service and better selection can lie Ind by doing so. For the convenience of the public we will
be open evenings next week until 9-30. Our selection is as large and varied
as ever before, notwithstanding the shortage in many lines,
Dressing Robes  $6.75 to $25.00 Men's Initial Handkerchiefs 35p
House Coats  $5.00 to $22.50        Linen I [andkerchiefs 25c, 35c, 50?
Sweater Coats from $3.50 to $9.00 Khaki I [andkerchiefs, 2 for ZSp
Ladies 'Sweater Sets from $8.50 to $14 Silk Handkerchiefs in  white    and   fancy
Silk Hose from   50c to $2.50 shades.
Fancy Neckwear from ... .50^ to $1.50 Fancy Suspenders, Ann Uands and Garters
Knitted Motor Scarfs . .$1.50 to $3.50 ���Some combination sets.
Kid Gloves, unlined Dent's  $1.25 Leather Collar Boxes, Purses, Pocketbooks,
to $1.75 Military Brushes, Cloth Brushes, Pocket
Mocha Golves, lined or tmli'ncd. Mirrors, etc.
Mocha Gloves, fur-lined.$3L75 to $5.00 Ladies' and Men's Umbrellas, Club Bags,
Woolen Gloves, all Qualities. Suit  Cases  and   Motor   Rugs  in  great
Ladies' Initial Handkerchiefs  25�� variety.
SUITS & OVERCOATS-Latest Models & Best Quality
Certificates sold for anv amount.
Boys' Department
Practical Christmas Gifts for the Boys
The announcement that Martin
Heck, managing director of the Orpheum circuit, is to present thc famous linglish beauty and actress on
next week's local Orpheum bill, which
commences on Tuesday, lias created
a deep impression upon the minds of
local lovers of the theatre. The first
of the long line of player.- bearing
the magic name of Terry to enter the
varieties, there is naturally a keen
interest in her coming Miss Phyllis
N'eilson-Tcrry's pei ' irnn i :i. which
vvill   consist   of   I i       ��� *c    -     from
-a it
well as song selections, vvas cl
led by the New i'ork Sun in t
] lowing terms ol  prai
singing  the  " Vid   tin     M
min Terry, an actor of provincial
experience, married Sarah]Yerrett.
They travelled successfully through
the Hritish Isles vvith such old-fashioned plays as were popular at the
time, which included many of Shakespeare's. They had seven children-
Charles Terry, well known as a
stage manager, but an indifferent actor; George Terry, whose talents
were mostly confined to the box office; and Fretl Terry, a fine actor and
astute manager. There were four
daughters, Kate, Marion, Florence
and Helen. thc last named being the
flower of the flocl .
Kate, the first born was a -  lei
[marriage   with   a   rich   man,   ai
tirement from public life. Then
| Marion   v\ ho  toured  vvith   1 lent .
ing  in  "Faust"  in   I8t>8, :.
appeared      i   lead
.���' rl es  f       rtson.
and constituted the most brilliant
period of the English stage during
the latter half of the nineteenth century, making her debut as "Othelia.".
Helen Terry has made nine professional tours oi America, opening
first at the Star Theatre. Xew York,
with her partner, Irving, in 1883,' and
she was last seen in that city in 1910
when she gave two lectures on
"Shakespeai e's I terbines."
Fred Terry, the father of M,iss
Phyllis Neilson Terry, who appears
in a headline ;rvi at the Orpheum
next week, did not make his debut
on the sta i     "*:l he ivas seven! ei
Youths' and Boys' Up?to-date Norfolk,
Sports, Double-breasted and other styles
in serges and tweeds; large selection;
sizes 25 to 18 years.
Small Boys' Velvet and Worsted Vests and
Junior Norfolk Suits, very smart styles;
lack Tar Sailor and Middy Suits, best English serge; 3 to 10 years.
Reefers. Overcoats, Raincoats and Rain-
capes, all sizes.
Dressing Gowns. Sweater Coats, Sweaters,
Kid Gloves, Leather Gauntlet Gloves,
Wool Mitts, Lies, Handkerchiefs, Hosiery and Underwear.
3 to 7 years,
Clubb & Stewart, Limited
Tel. Seymour 702
"Alice   Ben  Rolt." in ran
...a.   she   told   ih"   story
and Juliet," and  when  th
gan   was   seen   in   the   c
Lawrence.       Tl relic
"Li   Sommeil de Juliette.
nod's opera, and  Miss  N
acted  the scene  vvith Sple
of   her   natural   gifts,   en
realistic fall from the col
i A \V
ill.   a
altogether impressive and allowable ending to the scene, tn the effort to
reach the couch after she had drunk
the draught she struggles up the
steps of the platform on which the
bed is placed. Then, overcome, she
falls backward, and as the curtain descends is seen prone upon her back,
it was a thrilling and dramatic conclusion  ti' thc scene."
Milt Collins. "The Speaker of the
House," will also apear in a monologue.
liurdella Patterson. "A Dream in
Posing." will be seen ill a series of
the artistic poses for which she is
The Flying Henrys are aerialisis of
first rank.
John and Winnie llennings , "Tbe
Kill Kare Kntiple." will furnish about
fifteen minutes' unsurpassed entertainment, llennings is one of yhe
funniest men in vaudeville.
Charles Irwin and Kitty Henry will
appear in "Comin' thro' the Rye." Irwin sewed in the British army in the
Inniskilling Fusiliers and was the
comedian of the regimental theatre.
Donahue and Stewart will appear
"naturally" with songs, dialogue, and
dancing. This act is principally noted for the excellent soft shoe dancing
of Mr. Donahue.
Thc Orpheum Travel Weekly will
show different birds and animals of
Brazil, scenes from the department
of Abruzzo. Italy, and Benares, the
most religious city in Hindustan.
aire in the
with a jtih
Majesty'-, t
She Ik ga
Henry Irvi
which   lasti
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For generations, even before the
reign of Queen Victoria, the Terry
family have been the standard bearers of the Shakespearean and romantic drama on the English-speaking
The founder of the family, Bcnja-
rridki-Koom ox ciu'tches
f*. I,. Sehlentnffer, Somerset I.tRlie Infantry, ami bis bride, *Iiss IlorrUt
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and four rooms. All modern. $8.00 to $15.00
per month.
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bond issues, sold to net 6'/i per cent, to 7li per cent.
Consult our Bond Department by letter or in person.
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" Every Client a
Walking Advertisement
The above is the motto of one of the largest
firms in British Columbia. The sum of Ten Dollars
will be given to the person whose envelope is first
opened containing the correct name of the firm.
Competition closes December 18th.
Address answers to Box 602, Standard  Office,
nf interest created by lhe
There has been a great deal
extraordinary    .oluiuc   of   business   being   transacted   on
the Canadian stock exchanges at the present time, which
is making 1916 a record year in the history of the Dominion's financial life.    While undoubtedly a grcat deal of I Foster's Prince  Rupert story.    While Mr. Naden perhaps
Prince Rupert as an example. Ili> statements printed in
The Monetary Times of November 17th, have brought a
reply from Mr. (',. K. Naden. oi Prince Rupert. The most
important point made is in regard Io lhe productive power
and output of Northern llritish Columbia. The need for
greater production was, after all   lhe moral of Sir George
uUjr ^tanbath
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The Standard, with which Is Incorporated tbe Saturday
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politics the paper is Independent Liberal.
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SINGING TO THE! BLIN I) iii.ii��i;n OF THE \\ Alt
Tlie iihotogrnph nIiiiu-s the Hudderafield Glee Mndrlcnl Society singlne to the blinded British nurrlors nt St. Diin-
stun'n Hostel, ltegenfx Park. London, Kngl-ind. where their performance gave the KrenteHt pleasure to theae lU'flleted
heroes. The slniccrK afterward, proceeded to Westminster Abbey, where they mum Mendelssohn's "Elijah" nnd the
ItnHslun Cnntnkies for the departed, "Give Itest, O Christ, to Thy Saints." There wiih ii distinguished congregation, In
eluding  Mr. l.loyd George and  .tlrs.  Aaliuith.
 L L_
speculation is in progress, investment iu Canadain secur
ities rests to a very large extent on a solid basis. Th<
educational campaign carried on in connection with HUT
different war loans, both by the Government and by financial institutions, has created a large army of new investors, who in that way obtained their first experience
in buying securities. Thc war loans secured only a small
proportion of the people's savings, and the great bulk of
it is going into industrial  and other issues.7
Tllis is wdiat has made possible the enormous advances
in many representative Canadian stocks, and what has
produced the broad markets of thc past month. At this
season of the year, banks are generally in the habit of
shortening their lines of call loans, and at present this
tendency is more than ever in evidence. But in spite of
this the buying and selling of securities on margin continues to increase: A great deal rTf thc support given to
Canadian markets has been by United States investors
who have participated more particularly in the steel issues.���Bradstrcct's.
if fi   ft
One of thc greatest revelations of the present war has
been the wonderful resources of thc British Empire in
the matter of gold and the freedom in which it has been
used in paying for foreign purchases and in settlement
of the international balance of trade. Hoarding gold in
bank coffers, as is the case with Germany, has not been
the policy of the British Treasury. Instead, possession of
gold has been recognized as valuable only in parting with
it. It has been used liberally for direct and indirect benefits whicly the banker above describes. A disposition to
refrain from shipping gold, as pointed, out by the German
propagandist, is certainty far from thc truth. Since beginning of the year Great Britain alone has shipped nearly $500,000,000 gold to the United States.���Wall Street
..(������' * * *
In  Toronto  recently,  Sir  George  Foster spoke of the
speculative mania in  Canada  a few years ago and took
quite naturally objects to his city being taken as the example, he is apparently in agreement with the principle
After quoting the Prince Rupert Incident, Sir George
said: "Now, that is an instance of what has been going
on in this country. What we have to do is to get away
from thc false idea that you can make money by swapping
jacknives at a quarter of a dollar advance for each swap.
Why, 90 miles from Victoria, in the dense forest, there is
country. Since 1912, the value of production and the harm
of hurtful speculation have been seen more ill their true
perspective. Only the other day this letter came to The
Monetary Times from a leading manufacturer of Hritish
"Our population, like that of all the western provinces,
was attracted by the prospect of easy money in speculating rather than'by industry, the result being a real estate
boom, consequent overgrowth in our citics,l large sums
borrowed and invested in non-productive and unretaan-
crative enterprises. This led banks and financial experts
to regard British Columbia credits with disfavor, and the
bona fide manufacturere suffered with the rest. Thc people of British Columbia have now settled down to legitimate enterprise on sound business principles. Credit is
being restored, and today a casual observer would bc surprised at the remarkable progress made in the last few
That is a desirable change, but even yet we are not
sure whether, given the old conditions, similar mistakes
would not be made.���Monetary Times.
The photograph show, the wreckage of the IJ SiO, Ger man submersible, which stranded off llarbeccrr, on the
West coast of Jutland. A 'flotilla of German de.troyer. stood off and attempted a resene, which was Impossible, a. the
aabmerftlble wns thrown high and dry bat n few yard, from ahore nnd had finally to be destroyed.
staked out today many and many a succession of town
lots, land which should have been cultivated by the agriculturist, propped up by speculation until it comes to take
a fictitious value that no man cm settle on it and cultivate
it; he would not have a ghosi: of a chanpc for his life.
Those two instances show what I mean."
Few will disagree with that view as applied to the whole
The Wm. Crane and Sons Company, Limited, of Newmarket, Out., have been experimenting in the manufacture
of lead pencils since thc outbreak of the war with a view
of replacing German-made lead pencils by pencils made in
Canada. They now announce that they arc in a position
to supply the Canadian market with pencils made in Canada.
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A BOX car and a barn are both built to hold wheat
and other grain, etc.: there the resemblance
ceaaes, for the barn Is intended to remain
where it Is put, whereas the box car'B purpose In lite
is to keep moving and to travel as many times and as
quickly as the railway companies are permitted to
keep it moving from shipper to consignee. \,
0 Sometimes It happens that the consignee becomes
a warehouseman, and converting the box car Into a
temporary warehouse, keeps stored In it all or part
of tbe shipment of goods, for a considerable time,
Sufficient la the aggregate of all box cars of thc tern-
porary warehouse variety to cause a general car shortage for a time���thus creating much annoyance and Inconvenience to the public that could have been
avoided entirely had team work between shippers,
consignees and the railway companies been tha
general practice.
The ^result might be quite well expressed as a sunt
in arithmetic, thus: _
Loading car to capacity + quick loading by
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Yuletide on the Platte
By Frank Foster
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We all sat on the sidewalk at suction, lazily swapping stories: reasonably credible ones, however, since il
was the digestive hour after dinner,
when the flight of ihe imagination is
low, Suddenly someone enquired;
"Did you ever work on the grade?"
The question was not irrelevant,
considering what the previous subjects of conversation had been. But
what possible interesl could this quiet
looking young fellow who had sat
apart, discussing the literary outlook
of next year, have in such a topic?
The rest of us, wilh one or two exceptions, had been talking "West," and
he must have heard us. So, to the envy of the man with an undelivered
snake story, this tranquil inquirer
found himself suddenly a centre of
hushed attention. He didn't seem
much flattered either and it vvas not
without being wooed by a few tentative remarks that he launched into
the  following story.
"Some few years ago," he began,
settling his gaze upon so much of the
horizon a:; was afforded by a view of
the end of the street. "1 was out
West trying my luck. I don't know if
1 gave it loo severe a test or not. but
it certainly didn't pass muster. I
drifted about like a maverick, till after a summer of hard, work in the
saddle I found myself at the cud of
'Sli in the upper Platte Valley country
with no money and worse still, no
horse. Out there a ma.n on horseback is a man, and one of thc "boys,"
but a biped on foot is an object of
suspicion. The cattle outfits were
feeling sick, too, through low prices
and big losses and had let out too
many old hands to think of taking on
a comparative stranger. Just as 1
was wondering what would become of
me, half a dozen railroad contractors
pulled into the country and unloaded
the most unwholesome mixture of humanity I ever saw. In those (lays,
cow-punching was a profession, and
it was with some shame that a few
of us went and got work grading with
a contractor named Corey, I think.
Still a man has to put his pride in
his pocket when there's plenty of
room for it, through having nothing
else there.
After all, it might have been worse.
The men were fairly good-tempered
and I was rather amused at first by
the manner in which they had elevated skulking to one of the fine arts.
Ko needle was ever more sensitive to
the proximity of a magnet than were
these men to the "boss." His presence was felt, not seen. He turned
his back and the noise of labor faded
as if a door were shut between mc
and thc sound.' He turned and approached, and like the sudden twittering of birds in a wide tree, all was
in instantaneous bustle. After the
first half day T therefore ceased making myself absurdly conspicuous by
endeavoring to perform a day's work.
It seemed an unnectssary reproach to
the rest.
'It was with gloomy forebodings
that I looked forward to Christmas
Day, and I must own frankly that uncontrollable reminiscences made me
feel blue. I would rather even have
been alone. Many Irish, huge Germans, low class English Danes, more
Irish/ Jews. Swedes, two Mexicans,
men of all trades, frotp a circus rider
to a disgraced preacher; alas, Bacon
was right���"a crowd is not company
where there is no love." A day's holiday ami a feast were iu prospect; al-
there was a saloon across the
"I took occasion on lhat Christmas
Day to rise and dress by daylight instead of by a stable lantern as usual.
Standing in with the cook I managed
to secure a tepid breakfast in the
kitchen, after which I strolled down
to thc river. The earth all around was
white with fallen snow and the sunless sky above thick and dull gray
vith snow to come. The frozen river
however, attracted my attention being, to all appearances, plentifully besprinkled with corpses. On raising
my eyes to the rough board shanty
which was uked for a saloon, I saw
the reason of things.
"The river having slightly overflowed its thick crust of ice and frozen again, was literally as smooth as
glass. Acrdss this glittering surface
some few score of men, more or less
incapable of locomotion, were attempting to walk. Two, rendered benignant by intoxication, had insisted
upon helping a third who, perhaps,
might have crossed without help as
it was they both simply fell on him
and lay there 'cooling off,' as someone remarked. The frantic efforts of
some to arise by clutching at the legs
of those not yet fallen, made me ab
solutely -.110111 with laughter; I couldn't help il. Those who accepted the
situation and crawled across, not attempting to rise, readied the bank.
Xow a drunken railroader is either
affectionate or ferocious: he either
wauls in fall on your neck anil weep
or jump on your neck and break it,
So I prudently withdrew and went
over-to talk horse with the cook, who
used to be a groom iu some racing
stables, lie was a cheerful little fellow, with an educated abhorrence of
bad whiskey and a conception of the
art of cookery that was positively
awful,   Yet. he was a Frenchman.
On that particular day the conversation did not flag. Achille was gifted with a strong imagination, and he
ami a cowpuncher (dismounted by
the season and serving as scullion)
imparted some horse stories to me
that would have turned Ananias green
with envy or quickened the slow belly
of a Cretan. The noise of tongues
waxed furious, and Achille was beginning to get thc worst of it, because, although thc readier liar, he
had the smaller voice, when a disturbance in thc shanty adjoining warned
him that the crowd was assembling
for dinner. Tex, his help, darted in to
see that the dishes were kept supplied.
"1 glanced into the room. It was
built of rough -lumber and tar paper,
with thc cook shanty at one end and
a doorway at the other, through
which the men were unsteadily entering. Two long board tables ran down
the length of the room, each holding
a heap of knives, forks and tinware.
Thc gang did not look pleasant and 1
concluded to dine in the kitchen.
- "Achille was scarcely in the room
when a large German, uttering ten-
syllable oaths, made a dive at Tex.
The latter, courageous but undersized, retreated into the kitchen.
John, the German, then took a two-
quart pot of boiling coffee from the
table and threw it at thc Frenchman, who had also turned to seek refuge in thc cook shanty. The pot
struck the cook between the shoulders and gave him a hot bath down the
back, lie turned, sprang like a tiger on. thc stupidly smiling John and
bending him back across the knife-
edge board of the table, sought with
him thumb to gouge out his enemy's
eye. I have no doubt their mutual
recriminations would have been interesting (if audible) but for an accompanist who, wielding a broken
pick handle, was earnestly engaged in
pounding the tinware into a heap of
battered metal.
"But now, loud above the deafening din, rose the voice of Achille. His
thumb had found its way into John's
mouth. John promptly availed himself of this error by seizing the
thumb with his teeth. He probably
bit harder than necessary for the
purpose of detention, for Achille was
shrieking, as an English translation'
of his fears: 'Take him off; he is eating me.' But he was not popular and
John was big, so it fell out that the
Frenchman punched his foe heavily
where he stowed his drinks and the
big German gasped for breath. Achille met mc coming tardily to his aid
and we both took refuge in the kit-
John staggered to his feet, glared
with inflamed eyeballs al tlic othe's,
and seizing a case knife that boasted
neither point nor elfe, prcp-ircd to
give battle to them ail. M j V in tin's
land of wind-swept sage, a knife as a
weapon is held an uncanny thing.
Men who can gaze inlawed at thc%
lull little tips of lead facing them in
the chamber of a 'gun,' feel their
hearts unaccountably seek their boots
at the glint of steel. So the whole
crowd fled incontinent to the doorway: a doorway intended to give passage to one man at a time. With the
unreason of men more accustomed to
act than think, each, south'' to bc that
raiticular one and to bc so in a hurry. Thc building had not been constructed for such purposes so quite
promptly they canied the entire end
out and found themselves unexpectedly crowned with splinters in the
open air. John almost instantly fell
asleep across .the dining table.
"I departed that evening from the
grade carrying with me, as what I
had rightly acquired there, six pairs
of socks, a pound of tobacco, a time
check and a brand-new, sage resolution. Of the latter I have had so many
that I should not have mentioned this
one had it not materially differed
from the rest."
"In wha't respect," demanded the
Colonel, magisterially.
"I have kept it," replied the 'other,
simply, "I never worked on the grade
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