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I* II O N li     a ll V 51 O L It      I 7 ��
lol. V. No. 37���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
Col. Jack Stewart, Canadian Patriot: One of
The Big Men Behind The British Lines
He was chosen-by Lloyd George, the British Premier, along
with Rhondda, Lcrd Devonport and the other great
executive heads. Railroading is Stewart's profession.
He is worth millions, but fighting blood does not allow
him to take it easy.
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*f "T^T was at breakfast that Lloyd George first met Mr.
'^ McAdoQj tlic present Secretary of the Treasury of
the United Stales; and there also lie made the acquaintance
or Colonel John W. Stewart, the well-known Canadian contractor. That breakfast was the introduction of Colonel
Stewart to tbe valuable work he is now doing on tlie front
in railway construction."
4] In the Vancouver WORLD of Wednesday tliere appeared a London letter by Mr. T. I*. O'Connor, M.P, which included a sketch of the British Premier in wliich the fore
going reference was made to a Vancouver man, Colonel
John W. Stewart, of the firm of Foley, Welch & Stewarl,
and of the Pacific and Great Eastern Railway.���Editor.
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Ij When the history of the great wat is written it is very
likely thatt.onc name which will he given a prominent place
is that flfCol. John W. Stewart, of Vancouver, B; C railroad builder.
'j We understand from private advices that "Jack" Stewart
l N.s one of the most popular and useful officers to arrive in
France froth,any of the British Dominions. Stewart knows
little about gunnery, little about any of the :imj.f w^E as
practised in gencrationspast. ���*-&** ���-*>f
*! But he is a railroad builder and in this struggle such men
are as necessary as the bomb throwers, the artillery men,
or the men of any other division pf the service.
fl One of the obstacles that held the Allies hack on all
fronts before they were enabled to begin an offensive wfl,s
the difficulty of moving thc great guns and the vast volume of munitions which must be kept close to the rear of
the line of battle.
fl We understand that it was the famous Colonel Stewart,
of Vancouver, who helped solve the situation for the Allies
ill France. He had built thousands of miles of railroads in
Western Canada. He knew the business from the bottom
up. With a given number of men and a given equipment,
Stewart could build more grade in a week than any other
man in the business on the American continent. This was
his reputation among big railroad men. And on his ability
ro make good in muskeg, loose rock or mountain work he
won a fortune of millions of dollars.
"ff Colonel Stewart, when war broke put, might  have  re-
,. mained in Vancouver to take things easy   at  the leading
club, to make more money for himself or otherwise employ
liis time at safe pursuits.    But such was not in his bl 1.
ile was among the first to recognise that there was a place
for him fighting for his King across in Franc*
r It is said that Stewart has webbed the entire western
front with railway lines. It is said that he it was who laid
eighty-pound rails up to Verdun, over which the great cannon were transported which broke the ranks and the spirits
of the Kaiser's troops.
fl Colonel Stewart has been in Saloniki and has also consulted wilh the officers of the Czar. Mis services and advice have been of great value in speeding up the forces of
the Allies. We hear from London that "Jack" Stewart, of
Vancouver, is doing the same work in this great war which
Sir Percy Girard did for Kitchener in South Africa.
fl Most Canadians know what their fellow countryman,
;V*Sir Percy, did in Africa. In the building of railways and
���jESfcjfc'the transport service, he was of great assistance to Lord
. fl It is related that at one point the regular engineers had
fallen down on the construction of a bridge to replace one
which the Boers some time before had blown up in order to
o.top the progress of an armored troop train from the south.
.1[ Sir Percy took charge of the situation. He marshalled
his men, gave them the required tools and materials. Then
he sent six barrels of beer across tbe river on a boat.
If It is said that Sir Percy then addressed his men and told
ihem that if the bridge was built within a certain time that
theirs would be the said barrels cf beer
fl And it is not necessary to say that Sir Percy's bridge was
constructed within the required time and the troops were
allowed to proceed in tlie direction of Pretoria. Sir Percy's
railroad record in Africa is known throughout the world
and it seems that the work done by this brilliant Canadian
in extending the boundaries of tbe Empire on the Dark-
Continent are being equalled by the other Canadian, Col.
Stewart; in the protection of ihc Empire and of civilization
"ii the battlefields of Europe.
With all due respect to our English cousins, they don't
measure up td the Canadian in such rough and tumble .jobs
as throwing up a railway grade. It is related that on the
western from the English engineers were assigned to extend a certain wire a half mile between two given points
and to burv this wire under a foot of earth.
", ft took a whole company of the English lads many days
to dig the necessary trench and to ihrow in the flirt and
i lien only half the length of the wire was covered. A young
Canadian came along and suggested tliat if a common
plough were used that the wire might he covered in in short
order. A plough was brought forward and the work rushed along and completed in a few hours
.: Similarly iu the building of bridges,.thjfc English are old-
fashioned and aim to build sub.st,*uit$k bridges for their
iioops and munition waggons and siWplr .trains, regardless
of time and material. . But a man \tyjjj' Stewart's training
ii bridge-jjuilding �������� railroad construction through the
Rockies knows jusl about how jmucjfa bridge will stand
and knows that sometimes a bridge, if properly built, may
he of very light timbers and still bear'a strain for a given
period quite as great as such a massive structure as sonte of
'he Englishmen demand.
] Where lhe average pfifcer on railroad construction requires a motor to gel from place to place in llie course of
his work with the continental armies, a man of Stewart's
trainfng would often walk across coujiiiy and make jitter
time. i
j] Stewart was the most popular man on the entire line of
construction on the Grand Trunk Pacific and National
Transcontinental roads, on which lu and his partners had
v, Theysiory is told that at Cochrane, Qui., one day a dispute arose as to who was the best walker on tbe line. Some
said that. Foley, Welsh and Stewart's foreman, Swan Swanson, could cover more muskeg in a day than any other man
in Canada. One man suggested that the "boss" could cover
more ground that Swan Swanson. .Swan himself was of
the opinion that he believed that a Scotsman could never
heat a Swede al walking on a railroad grade or over a rough
fl Stewart arrived in camp during the, progress of the argument and agreed to settle the whole controversy by accepting Swan Swanson's challenge to walk him fifty miles
fi ir $500.
fl The course lay through a rough country, over a hard
trail. The fifty miles was to be made between daybreak
and sunset. Stewarl beat the Swede by ahout two hours.
It was probably ihe greatest walking race ever held on the
Canadian frontier. The'Swede was a man of six feel, aiu'.
would weigh 200 pounds, lie was a wonderful walker and
an all round valuable man on railroad work. Stewart was
,'iidcr. five feet, ten inches, and would weigh little better
than 150. lie was well built, slim legged, and wiry, but full
of energy and pluck.
1!" Stewart recruited a battalion of Canadian railroad wock-
i ers to take over lo the trenches with him. And this hartal-,
ion has made good in the very best sense of lhat term. The
decision to move unnecessary track from western Canada
to the front is one of the results of Stewart's splendid work.
Mc is showing them how they can move seventy-five centimeter guns from Bordeaux to Verdun in a remarkably few
hours, where a few months ago days and *>.eeks were required. He is showing them how to solve many of their
troubles of transportation. And every time the British
line goes forward a yard or a rod or a mile. Stewart's men
build forward tbe railroad lines. And it is because of the
splendid work being done under his direction that lhe Germans are wondering wdiat has lately been possessing their
enemies on the west.
jj Here is a man. Col. John W. Stewart, worth millions.
who might spend his winters on the Riviera and his summers cruising in his private yacht on ihe Xorth Pacific waters, and other times golfing it or doing the social whirl.
But there appears to be too much of the royal blood of Scotland in his veins to permit him ft) hold back when the flag is
in danger. So it is the rough life of tbe camp for tbe colonel and a real man's work on the front line.
We Are Getting The Siwash Habit In
\7ANCOUVER is a progressive city, well located on the
trade routes, has a vast wealth to draw upon, is a beautiful city.    But there is oik* thing wrong wilh Vancouver.
We don't work hard enough.
fl I suppose thai tlie reason for this is that our climate is
so balmy. There is no more pleasant climate in the world
than on ibis part of the Pacific coasl.
V You see what the climate and the beautiful environment
did for the Siwashes? ll made them a lazy, hazy, useless
lot of duffers, opposed tu work, excelling' only in loafing.
���: If the wdiite men are to get the best out of tllis country,
;t will be necessary for them to fight against the influences
which through a great number of generations brought the
natives down the social scale.
'[ This fight we have had on our hands during the past few
weeks for more holidays suggests to us that inertia is creeping slowly upon us.
1 .Most of our Vancouver shop*- close at ?.2>0 or 6.00 in the
evening. After that, you can't buy a loaf of bread unless
vou run across a live wire on the corner who is there to do
fl They don't open until a late hour in the morning.
Jj If you rise al seven o'clock in almosi any section of tbis
ciiv and endeavor tn buy a bottle of milk, you will have to
tiag a milk waggon, because the stores are all closed���only
an odd Greek will be found on the job ready for business.
.fl Of course the big store.-, make it, difficult for tbe smaller
merchants to make much profit. Hut we notice that tlic
early risers and the man who.keeps open a bit late and
makes a sincere effort to capture trade is ihe man who
stuffs away money into ihe hank at the end of the month.
fl The fellow who is afraid to burn electric light in his
store is the mfin who pays for most nf the sheriff's notices
wliich appear in the press from time to time, lie is the man
alio so often "has it in" for ihe wholesaler,
1| So far as we have been able to find there have been few
deaths lately among the retail clerks or any other class of
our citizens from that dreaded disease, overwork.
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' MAYOR HANES, M.L.A., has,secured from the government definite assurances that the Pacific .and Great
'���'astern will be forced to carry out its contract in respect to
construction of the line between the Squaniish and North
Vancouver. Mayor Hanes is a practical engineer, who has
superintended the building of railways all over Canada.
Mayor Hanes was the most vigorous of the critics who attacked the late government on the P. Mild G. E. railway
issue. .
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,: WK HEARD IT suggested on tlu street the other day
that the Liberal Leaguers, at their meeting tn appoint officers, propose to name Sir Wilfrid I.auricr as Honorary
/'resitlent and lion. II. C. Brewster as Honorary Nice-
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' THAT WOULD lib quite in order in view nf the fact
that Brother Truesdale is secfetarv of the Vancouver Centre Association, the official I .ihenil body, ni which Sir Wilfrid is Honorary President.
' 11' TIIE LEAGUE really desires competent officers. I
would suggest the following names: President. F. C.
Wade; Vice-President. Joseph Martin: Secretary, ]). E.
McTaggart; Treasurer. Robert keilv; Committee. Ash-
worth Anderson, Dr. A. R. Baker, I. S. Cowper, C. B. Patterson, W. E. Truesdale, Geo. E. Macdonald, Doc Murray,
Sam Prenter.
1 With such a'body of officials a pleasant time would no
doubt he had at each meeting of the executive, and the
PROVINCE would have interesting stories to print, while
the WORLD would rise with due dignity to sound regular
notes of alarm in the interests of the Liberal party.
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r THE STANDARD would like to see all Liberals take a
hit more interest in questions of public welfare. There still
remains the land question for solution, the railway problems, the aid to mining proposals, and many other matters
of great importance. Of course our men are in. But our
duty doesn't stop there. It is up to the organized Liberals
of the country to encourage and promote plans and policies for the salving of British Columbia from tbe position
iu which the wreckers left her.
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fl And every time any supposed supporter of the Liberal
party brings discredit to that party, he is doing so much to
help the wreckers back to office. TWO
SATURDAY,   JANUARY   13,    1917
"Physician cure thyself." It seems
strange that in the physics section of
the British Columbia University,
where ihey teach all about heat, ventilation, etc., a fire, damaging valuable instruments (and the University
so hard up too) should occur, apparently from causes the most ordinary
janitor is taught to avoid.
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In his interesting chat on books lhe
other night, the cily librarian drew
attention to a cony of "Jamiesoii's
Mineralogy." which had the writing
of John kusk'n in il "This vvas a
favorite book with John Ruskin, everybody will want to know why?"
said Mr. Douglas. I think I can answer that cptestion. The book deals
with lhe beauty of crystals and, like
Mitchell's "Architecture of the Heavens," it is written in rich, nervous,
poetical language, not in the dry, stilted matter-of-fact style of some modern scientific books.
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The latest news from Buffalo Bill's
sick bed. at the time of writing, is
that the old scout is dying. Millions,
yea, millions will learn this with regret James Henderson, a London
publisher, became the "exploiter" of
"Buffalo Bill," and surrounded him
with clouds of romance, but the old
man lived up to his reputation, and
those who sat with him at the festive
board at "The Welcome Club," as I
have done, those wdio heard him narrate his adventures, will agree that
when he passes, one of the most picturesque figures, if not the most picturesque figure, of our time has departed. Do not read the rubbish
about B. B. Get at his true life and
read the story of A MAN!
The old scout bas passed since 1
wrote these lines.
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"Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers." 'The Borden government are
about to do what should have been
done long ago. They will establish
"A Commercial Museum" at Ottawa.
Does this mean that at the close of
the war Canada will really and truly
try and build up some of those Indus-
. tries of which her splendid national
resources slioultl he ihe foundation?
1 hope so!
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But why has the Borden government been so slow? Long ago the
Trades Societies of Montreal urged
the necessity of a "Commercial Museum." The trade manufacturers of
the United States have had such a
museum for about eighteen years. If
you go lo Philadelphia, like the man
in thc song, don't miss this museum.
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Why has Ottawa been chosen as the
site of the Canadian Commercial
Museum? Montreal or Toronto would
surely have been better. Toronto
and Montreal have been lazy in the
matter or one of them would have
secured it. And what is the museum
to be like? I hope Sir George Foster will make it worthy of Canada. I
would urge a "Commercial Museum"
for Vancouver, but with memories of
our "Industrial Bureau," I wait until
1 hear of some men qualified to run
such an institution.
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The million dollars which the Dominion government propose to spend
in an aeroplane factory will not he
wasted, or lie idle, even if those aeroplanes are not needed for war purposes. In Minnesota the aeroplane
has been used with much success to
locate forest fires. State Forester
Cox says that an air patrol would
save the state $45,000 a year, saving
timber now destroyed by forest fires,
unseen by land patrols. Ontario has
lost millions hy forest fires and an
air patrol would minimize the loss.
And, happy thought! An air patrol
might do something to locate the
chimney shafts that belch forth black
smoke, poisoning the atmosphere and
darkening "the blue, unclouded sky"
that Addison sang about. My experience in Vancouver shows me that the
authorities supposed to "put down
the smoke nuisance" cannot see thc
black clouds of smoke from the
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"The Church has not stood in the
path of progress," said a speaker the
other afternoon, when the subject.
"Why do men not go to Church?"
was being discussed. In Edinburgh,
there is a statue of Prof. J V. Simpson of the University of Edinburgh.
This benefactor of his race brought
chloroform into use. the wonderful
anaesthetic which has robbed (he operations of surgery of their terror.
The doctor proposed to use this
chloroform to mitigate the pangs of
childbirth. A solemn meeting of
clergymen was held to protest. "The
pangs of motherhood were inflicted
on women," they said, "as a punishment for the disobedience of Eve,
who ate thai apple she ought to have
left alone. Any attempt to lessen
those pains i_, flying in the face of
Providence!" Then how- did the
church treat Huxley. Darwin, Colen-
ZO?    Well, "that's another story!"
J. G. Lister
Congratulations to Mr. J. G. Lister
on being made president of thc Teachers' Confederation. For thirty-seven
years Mr. Lister has been a teacher.
He will fight, and he is a fighter!
for the welfare of thc teacher and
the child, and will help to put the
teaching profession on a higher plane.
When will the people grasp the fact
that "The boy is father to the man?"
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Just now when hundreds of thousands of brave men are suffering from
wounds and would be suffering greater agonies were it not for the blessings of anaesthetics, we may well
turn lo memories of Morton, Wells,
Long and oilier pioneers in this field
of medicine. It is a curious fact that
all these early pioneers hail a tragic
end. Well.-, one of ihe discoverers
of ether treatment, was so bitterly
disappointed at nut. being properly recognized that he committed suicide.
Long, another of the early workers in
the field, died oi apoplexy at the bedside of a patient, and Morton, yet another of these greal public benefactors, went mad, aud virtually committed suicide, and Jackson, yet another of the group, also went insane.
The blessed "anaesthetic" brought no
quiet to those who first dabbled with
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There are more ways than one for
killing a cat! You need not always
choke her with butter! There 5re
more ways than two or three for making money in British Columbia. You
can try other ways than real estate
dealing, selling peanuts or plugging
election votes.
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At Victoria, in Mexico, a man runs
a parrot ranch. How would parrots,
thrive in British Columbia? Near Los
Angeles a man runs a pigeon farm.
He has 15,000 pigeons. Why not go
in for pigeon breeding on a large
scale here? See what a joy that would
be to the boys of your neighborhood.
You' might sell catapults and shotguns as a side-line. Somewhere in
Canada ��� I forget where ��� another
man is making a pile of money by
rearing wolves: their skins fetch big
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On the shores of the Delaware, one
William Hagan, raises muskrats. Last
year he made $2,000 clear profit by
selling muskrat skins. They breed
on his farm, give very little trouble;
he traps from 150 to 200 a day���in
the seassn.
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Sir Joseph Beecham, Bart., whose
death occurred but a little while ago,
was the son of Mr. Tliomas Beech-
am, thc first maker of pills "worth
a   guinea   a   box"���founder   of     the
great pill. Thomas Beecham made
a good pill. Joseph Beecham, his son,
thought the world ought to be told
how good a pill it is���so he became
the largest newspaper advertiser in
the world: he spent $500,000 a year
in advertisng���and he found it pay.
Pay. I should think so! Soon after
he started to advertise in this western continent he had to open a big
pill  factoiy al   Brooklyn.
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It pays to advertise.
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A boy looked into Mr. Tisdall's
sports shop on Granville Street. "Do
you keep shot-guns here?" asked Ihe
boy. "Oh. yes!" said lhe clerk, smiling on the prospectve customer.
"Well then yoii should advertise more,
then   you   wouldn't   keep   'cm,  you'd
sell 'em!' said the boy.
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But   Mr.  Tisdall  knows  it  pays  to
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"If you don't advertise." said Harmon, "y ni are like the man who
winks at a pretty girl in the dark.
Vou know what you're doing; she
don't. Advertise! That's like taking
the girl'c hand. You can make her
understand you that way."
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The police chief of Vancouver is
"down on" drug users and drug sellers. Well, then, he is "down on" a
good many, for there is nol one man
in a thousand who can form an idea
of the extent to which drugs arc used
ill   Vancouver,   who   can   even  dream
of the mischief done.
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And as far as I can sec. we get no
compensation. If Robbie Burns took
a "wee drap" too much, well I'll forgive him, if it helped to iproduce
"Scots Wha Hae." If Edgar Allan
Poe got "a souse." well don't forget
he wrote "The Raven"���with its refrain, "Never more!" De Quincy took
opium, but then he wrote that essay,
"On the knocking on the door in
Macbeth." Til treat any man in
Vancouver and run thc risk, for another essay equal to that. It's a safe
offer to make. Mark Twain smoked
about 300 cigars a month, but then
look what he did! Alexander Pope
was a coffee fiend. Yet he wrote
"The Proper Study of Mankind is
Man." Drugs have, no doubt, stimulated thc intellect of men of genius.
1 don't think some of the Vancouver
editors .ire addicted to drugs. If J
thought  coffee  would   wake  up  Mr.
   I'd  send  him  a  ton.     I  don't
think a smaller uuaiitity would be of
any use.
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I generally "keep tag" of the
birthdays of writers I have known
and loved, but 1 confess I have lor-
gotten ou what day of January Paul
Verlaine was born. It was in the
year  \H44.    Can anybody  tell me the
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Perhaps, gentle reader, you do not
know Paul Verlaine. Then make his
acquaintance as soon as possible.
Paul was born at Metz. He was a
lover of beauty in all its forms. His
volumes of poems show the influence
of Beaudelairc (Who, by the way, was
a drug fiend, taking opium and eating hashish I and what has been the
Franco-Sapphic school. Verlaine underwent a change of heart, became a
devout Catholic, and wrote poems in
the style of Christina Rosselti. This
month of January has many notable
birthdays ��� you should remember
them. Douglas Jerrold (Jan. .3); Sir
Isaac Pitman, Pitman's shorthand
(Jan. 4); Benedict Arnold (Jan. 14):
Benjamin Franklin (Jan. 17); C. J.
Fox (Jan. 24), and Robert Burns
(Jan. 25). 1 should have something
to say about Robbie next week. I
shall remind some of you of what
Robbie said about war.
The Fryatt Memorial
Captain Charles Fryatt, of the
steamship "Brussells," like a true
British sailor, fought the Huns when
he had a chance. When they were
too powerful for him, or when they
were in sneaking submarines!, that
gave him no "show" for a fight, he
dodged them. Captain F'ryatt got himself disliked by his success in evading and fighting the enemy, hut he
won thc fighting admiration of British sailors, they were proud of him.
Lieut. T. W. .Moore, R.X.R., wrote
to Captain. Charles Fryatt complimenting him on one of his gallant exploits and Fryiilt wrote back, "1 need
scarcely assure you that your remarks will greatly encourage me to
do the same again if I get the opportunity."
He had an opportunity; lie gallantly, defended his ship from a submarine
attack; he fell into the hands of the
enemy and in the harbor grounds of
Bruges, on. the evening of July 27,
1916, he vvas shot���riuurdered by German assassins who thought they could
thus terrorize the bold British sailors who command and officer British merchant marine ships���terrorize
them into giving up without showing
fight. They have failed: thc British
sailor is not to be frghtened into
submission to pirates and murderers.
The brave Captain. Charles Fryatt,
laid down his lite tn the cause of humanity and Britain's right to navigate
the high seas.
Captain Fryatt's widow and children will be taken care of���but that is
not enough. The Empire demanded
that such a brave man should have a
fitting memorial, and responsive to
this demand, the Imperial Merchant
Servce Guild, which is the great representative body of the captains and
officers of British merchant ships,
have devoted themselves to the duty
of raising a public memorial to the
martyr���Captain   Charles   Fryatt.
After careful consideration of different propositions the Guild have
now decided to raise an amount of
money in order, firstly, that the memory of Captain Fryatt may be perpetuated in the form of a suitable
statue���or something of a similar
kind���to be erected, if possible, on
a prominent site in London; and secondly, to establish a Fund for the
relief of cases of suffering and distress, primarily those due to the w_(r,
.-"rising amongst the members of the
profession to which Captain Fryatt
belonged, or their dependents.
One inevitable result of the wajr,
and of the anxiety and nerve-rack^ig
work which the Captains and Officers of the Merchant Service are so
bravely carrying on, is that casts are
arising whej;e practical help of this
kind is of absolute necessity.
Whilst a public Memorial of this
kind (must commend itself to the
hearty approval and support of Captain Fryatt's comrades in the Merchant Service it is felt that the occasion is one which vvill be regarded
in a generous and enthusiastic way
by the people of British Columbia,
who will be glad to take advantage of
Fryatt Memorial stone, Vancouver's
interest and contributions will be duly acknowledged.
A Vancouver comminttee has been
formed to raise a contribution to the
Fryatt Memorial by means of a Great
Nautical Entertainment and Concert,'
and by contributions. Captain C.
Gardner-Johnson is chairman; Mr. E.
H. Beazley, of the Union Steamship
Co., and Commander Unwin, are joint
secretaries; Mr. J. D. A. Tripp is
musical director, and Mr. J. Francis
Bursill, publicity agent. A full list
of committee and patrons will be published shortly. Meanwhile M. K. II.
Beazley, Union Steamship Co., Vancouver, or Commander Unwin, Nautical School, Pender Street, will gladly receive contributions or expressions of sympathy with the movement,
XOTF..-���The latest terror which
the enemy have devised is to lake
captive the Captains of our merchant
ships which fall a prey to them. A
recent ease of this sort is where a
member of the Guild of the age of
sixty-three has been carried away on
an enemy subraine, and his fate as
yet cannot be ascertained. This new
terror is no deterrent to those who
coniman dour merchant ships, but
there could be no greater encouragement given to them than generous
public support'of the Captain Fryatt
Memorial Fund.
New Book of Poems by Canadian author, Mr. Rupert Broadfoot, of
Ottawa, Husband of the daughter
ol Mr. "Pete" Ross, of Victoria,
B. C.
(Air. Rupert Broadfoot, of Ottawa,
is a son-in-law of Mr. Peter Ross,
one of the best-known drug salesmen
in Canada, well-known in Vancouver
and Victoria and throughout British
Captain Charles Fryatt
By Sapper.   Price $1.25.
RHYMES OF A RED CROSS MAN.   By Robert Service.   Price $1
rHE M G.   A.   FORSYTH   &   CO.
Corner Homer and Hastings St.
the double opportunity of perpetuating the name of Captain Fryatt, and
of putting on record their practical
admiration of what His Majesty has
described as the "magnificent" work
cf our merchant seafarers during this
present crisis. The country is owing
to them a lasting debt of gratitude,
and this Memorial, if substantially
supported, would appear to be a happy and practical method of doing honor for all time to the name of Captain Fryatt.
The Management Committee of the
Imperial Merchant Service Guild
have appointed a special Committee
to deal with this matter, under the
presidency of the Chairman of the
Guild���Captain J. W, Grace. In England the Hon. Lieut. T. W. Moore,
R.X.K., is acting as secretary.
The "Captain Fryatt . Memorial
Fund" is warmly commended by The
Right Hon. A. J. Balfour, M.P. (First
Lord of the Admiralty); Admiral Sir
John R. Jellieoe, G.C.B., R.N.; Vice-
Admiral Sir David Beatty, K.C.B.,
R.N.; The Lord Muskerry; The Lord
Beresford; Lord Claud Hamilton
(Chairman of the Great Eastern Railway; Owners of the "Brussels");
Captain Sir H. Acton Blake, K.C.V.
0��� R.N.R. (Deputy Master of Trinity House); Basil E. Peto, Esq.. M.P.;
The Lord Mayor of London; The
Lord Provost of Edinburgh; The
Lord Mayor of Dublin; The Lord
Mayor of York: The Lord Mayor of
Liverpool; The Lord Mayor of Bel
law course and graduated from Os-
goode Hall in 1913, immediately entering the firm of Osborne & Broadfoot, at Ottawa. He has made a specially of criminal pleadings and has
earned an enviable reputation. He
married a Woodstock girl, Miss Jean
Ross, daughter of Peter Ross, Hunter
l.tMl  RKt.ISTHV   ACT.
(Section!  36  and   134.)
Hi- Alipllcfitlon N'o. 312111 'I.'
TAKE NOTICE tliat application haw
been made 10 register Joseph Morley
EEnefer a., owner In See under a Tax
Sale Deed 1 t0m Collector nr lhe f,,r-
porniion ..1* the District of South Van-
���ouver, bearing date the 17th day of
October. 1816, of AW. A.VD SINGULAR
that certain parcel or tract of land
anil premise! situate, lying and being
in ihe .Muiiieipaiiiy of Souih Vancouver, mor. particularly known and de-
.scribed as Lots 2\ and 22. Block 1, District Lot i;.*,i. Map No. 169(1.
Vou are required I" contest the claim
of the tax purchaser within I". dav��
from lhe dale of the service of thi*
notice (which may he effected by publication in "The Standard" for flv��*
consecutive issues., and your attended
la called to section 3(1 of the "La ������II
Registry Act" Willi amendments, ���1,.��
to lhe following ���xtraet therefrom: ���
"ion! In default of a caveat or certificate of lis pendens be'lig riled before
the registrar as owner of ihe person
entitled under such lax sale, all per-
sons so served with nol ice, . . . and
those claiming through or under tliein.
ill   persons  claiming  any   Interest
(From the Ottawa Free Press.)
An edition of poems from the pen
of S. Rupert Broadfoot of the firm of
Osborne St Broadfoot, will shortly be
placed on sale. The profits will go
to the Prisoners' of War Fund, which
is in charge of the women's Canadian Club
The edition is known as "Canada,
The Land of Promise," and after December'10th will be offered for sale
in' thirty Ottawa bookstores. -Mr.
Broadfoot offered the edition to the
Women's Canadian Club anil has received a letter accepting the offer and
thanking him for his patriotism.
"Canada. The Land of Promise," is
dedicated to the women of Canada.
In dedicating the work, Mr. Broadfoot, wrote: "To the women of Canada, whose heroic sacrifice ami constant devotion have done so much to
strengthen the arms and brighten the
lives of our gallant soldier lads in
our owii land, in the trenches, in the
hospitals, and prison camps of the
Among the poems is one dedicated
to a friend, Pte. S. J. Creighton, P.
P. C. L. L'i who was killed at Ypres,
June 2, 1916. In his memory Mr.
Broadfoot has written the following:
Vour sons are sleeping in a Flanders
At Ypres or on thc bloody Somme.
'Twas yesterday, you felt the wrench
Of parting���the  Empire's call  bad
You know Gethsemane.   You passed
An age of waiting hopes and fears���
You    saw.    them    wounded,    dying,
To you it seemed a hundred years.
Their place is vacant.    Christmastide
This year brings not these Knights
of Right.
They  passed  their  Calvary ���  they
Like Christ,  to quell thc hosts of
Ve Mothers, ye who bore our slain,
Whose  alien  graves  are o'er    the
Behold your soldiers yonder reign
As  Princes with  thc  Man  of Galilee.
Stanley Creighton was principal of
St. Malachi's School, Ottawa. He entered Queen's University to take an
arts course preparatory to studying-
law. When war broke out he joined
the Princess Pats. He was an expert
in the bomb throwing squad, and on
June 2nd had just returned' from a
successful raid on a German trench
in high glee, bearing several tro-.
phies. He was climbing down into
the Canadian trench when a high explosive shell killed him instantly. He
was very popular in Ottawa.
* * +
It) the land by virtue of anv unregistered instrument, and all person*
claiming any Inlcrcst in the land by
descent whose title Is not registered
under the provisions of this Act, shall
be for ever estopped and debarred
from setting up any claim lo or in
respect of tne land so sold for taxes,
and the Registrar shall register th��
person entitled under such nix sale as
owner or the land so sold for taxes."
ANT) WHEREAS application has-
been made for a Certificate of Inde-
ica.-ible Tille to the above-mentioned
lands,   In   the   name  of  Joseph  Morley*
AND WHEREAS nn Investigating
the title It appears lhal prior to lhe
26lh day of .July, 19ir, (the date on
which lhe said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you were the registered  owner  thereof.
the same time I shall effect registration In pursuance of such application
and Issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to the said lands in the name of
Joseph Morley Enerer, unless you take
and prosecute the proper proceedings
to establish your claim, If any, to the'
said lands, or lo prevent such proposed action on my part.
DATED at the Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, B. C, this 13th day of December,  A.J).,  1916.
District Registrar of Titles.
To   Konzaemon   Ono,   or   his   heirs,   or
others claiming under him.
SEALED TENDERS will be rccelved
by the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 20th day of January, 1917.
for the purchase, of Licence X 819, to-
cut 100 Cords of Bolts-and Cordwood.
on an area adjoining Timber Sale X
788, Point Grey, New* Westminster
One (1) year .will be allowed for removal of timber.
Further particulars of the Chief
Forester, Victoria. B. C, or District
Forester, Vancouver, B. C.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman
Intends   lo   apply    for    permission    to-
lease the  following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
nioulh of a small creek on the south
shore of Hecate Island about one mile-
from tiie south-west angle of that Island, thence north eighty chains
thence west eighty chains, tlience-
soulh eighty chains, thence east eighty
chaips, to the point of commencement.
640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9. 1916.
The Officers of the Roy^i Navy fast; The Lord Mayor of Cardiff; The
have the benefit of large diaritable Lord Mayor of Birmingham; Thc
funds, in addition to provision made
for them by the Government. Similar funds are most urgently needed
as regards the Officers Of the Merchant Service, and it is' trusted that
this public appeal may .be productive
of a handsome response.
Lord   Mayor   of   Birmingham
Mayor of Harwich.
The Captain Fryatt Memorial Committee remember ..that Vancouver is
a sea-port, that it has large shipping
interests, and is a patriotic city, and
have done us the honor of asking us
to contribute to this Fund.    On the
Mr, Broadfoot is a son of Samuel
Broadfoot, of the Inland Revenue
Department at Guelph, and a member   of  a   Wellington   county   Scotch
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for    permission    tt��
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
mouth of a small creek on the south
shore of Hecate Island, about one mile
from the south-west angle of that
Island, thence north eighty chains,
thence east eighty chains, thence south
eighty chains, thence west 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 a post planted one
mile north of the mouth of a small
creek on the south shore of Hecate
Island, about one mile from the southwest angle of that Island, thence north
eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains, thence south eighty chains,
thence west eighty chains, to thc point
of commencement, 640 acres more or
DATED November 0, 1916.
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for.    permission    to
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south or
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 SelbyfB.
Perry,   of Vancouver,    newspaperman,,
intends   to   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 af a post planted on the-
pioneer lamily.    He was educated  in   west shore of Hecate Island, south of
the public schools and Collegiate institute at Guelph, a.id afterwards entered the law office of Guthrie &
Guthrie.    He went to Toronto for a
a small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence north eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence south,
eighty chains, to the place of commencement, 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
Social and Personal
Mr. Fred Leary of Chilliwack was
j  recent visitor in  the city.
* * *
Miss Bertha Tribe is spending a
holiday at Rosedale, li. C.
* * *
Mrs. A. II. Mercer, of Rosedale, is
a week-end visitor to the city.
fi   0  fi
Miss O. Thomas has returned home
after spending a holiday in Nanaimo
is the guest of her sister, Mr-. William Grieve.
Miss Eleanor llutchins has left to
spend several days in Victoria.
* * *
Mrs. E. C. Sheppard and little -on
are leaving tomorrow for California.
* * *
Mr. am! Mrs. II Roddis and family
of Rosedale, I!. C, arc visiting at the
* * *
I.ord and I.ady Shaughnessy are
now al their mountain home at Ste.
* * *
Mrs. Coodwin Gibson has a- Imi
yncsis Mrs. Burns and Miss Burns, of
Mrs. H. II. A.ery and her daughter
of Princeton, art visiting with friends
in Vancouver.
f ���-��� t
Mrs. J. I.. Millar, of Clayliiirn, is
the guest of Mrs. J. S. C.ord.n, Shaughnessy Heights.
# * *
Mrs. Hall, of Ashcroft, lias come to
Vancouver,  where she expects to re-
-ide in tbe future.
* * *
\li--  Crease, president of tin* Victoria  I.oral (' mncil of Women came
to the city to attend the annual meet
ing   of  the   Vancouver   I.ocal   Council
of Women.
I The January Sales Now On
Everything In the Store
Is Reduced in Price
With the exception of Groceries, Provisions, associated lines and contract lines.
���NEEDED now garments, priced so low that 8.30
shopping is necessary to get the first pick. Every
line is perfect and desirable���every price a money-
���The remainder of this season's stock.    All up-to-
date styles, made I rom best selected imported fabrics, carefully tailored; perfect fitting.
Ages 10 to 1 Syears; regular (o Sl'5.00 for ...$9.95
Ages 10 to 15 years; regular to SHU*! for ...$6.95
A^es 3 to 8 year/ regular to $10.00 for  $4.45
���Odd  sizes  and  broken   ranges  of  our  new  style
season's   suits.     Good   selection   of   patterns   and
shades, in  tweeds and Worsteds  to choose  from.
Perfect fit guaranteed.   Values to $20.00 for $13.95
���In  khaki  shade  only;  pure  wool  quality;  Carss'
genuine mackinaw;  assorted size.    Regular S4.25
for $2.25
���P.est quality white pique evening dress vests; correct style; all sizes.    Values to $2.50 for   39c
���A limited number only.   White Utilattnderetl Shirts
made  roomy,  in  open  back  styles  with    banded
wrists.    Assorted sizes.    Sale price    29c
������A  clean-up  of odds and ends left  over  from  our
1916 stock.    Oood quality cover., iu different tex-
tures and a nice variety to choose from.    Actual
values to $10.00.   Sale price $4.65
-An assortment that  includes  English
assorted dark colors.    Heavy  cotton <
sateens   aud   twills,   chambrays     and
wearing fabrics; all w'ell made and cut I
with collars attached.
Values  to  $1.50  for   	
Values   to  $2.50  for   	
Values to $3.75 for  	
-In sizes 6. 6 1-2 and 7 only. Made of a 1
ribbed worsted and are Strong and e.\
Values to 50c for  	
f laim
els   in
Hundred.-, of cards, widths ranging from 2 to 4
inches, iu colors of brown, navy, white, sky. pink,
greys, heliotrope, etc.
Values   t"   31c.     Sale   mice 10c
Values I.. 25c.    Sale price   12 l-2c
A January -ale offering lhat should meet with
brisk response. They have full size 23 inch cover.-,
with straight or crook handles. Regular values
$2.50 and: $2.75.   Sale price  $1.95
Regular 50c Value for 39c
Xicc. warm gloves, maile of a heavy quality cash-
nierette, in black, while and grey, and iu size- 6 to
7 1-2.   Very serviceable..   Sale price, per pair....39c
12 button length.-, in black and white. Real French
kid gloves ami thoroughly well made. If you like a
12-button length glove���and most women do for winter wear���here's a splendid opportunity lo pick up a
bargain worth while.    Regular $2.50.   Sale price $1.25
Regular 50c Values Selling for 29c
The greatest hose value in months. Beautiful quality, made of fine thread, hard wearing yarns, and
ideal for Spring wear. A number of lines left over
from last season. Would be good value al 50c aud
60c.   Sale price, pair  29c
An assortment that includes fancy silks, velvet and
suede bags���all this season's designs, well made and
neatly lined and finished, A wonderful bargain
al    98c
A  special  line:  regular $5.00.  Sale  priue    $3.95
The January Sale Brings Big Values
In China and Glassware
And all are of the Hudson's Bay Standard of Quality
Rich Cut Glass Tumblers
-BEAUTIFUM.Y cut, usually
dozen.    Sale price, 6  for   	
Id  at    $11.   'per
 ��� $3.00
Rich Cut Glass Water Jugs and Fruit
���AT ONE-HAW the usual price. An opportunity
to secure high-class articles at a fraction of present-day values.
"Ikauiil'ullv Cut" Glass Jug���$11.50 value for $5.75
$13.50 value  for $6.50
$16.00 value  for $8.00
S17.50 value  for $8.75
Bowl���$12.50 value for $6.25
$16.50 value for $8.25
" " "     $20.00 value I'or $10.00
"     $22.00 value for $11.00
Royal Grafton China Plates at Half
��� THE decoration being similara to the Royal
Crown Derby makes, these plates are very desirable. At the prices for Thursday's selling they
ought  to  sell   ranidly.       Regular    $1.75     values
for   88c
Regulat $1.50 values for  75c
Dinner Set of 51 Pieces���Regular $12.00
Value for $7.75
���MADE   of   best   quality   English   Semi-porcelain
with a very pretty bolder decoration oi pale pink
flowers on an ivory ground. The value is exceptional.   The set is made as follows:
6 Dinner Plates                 6 Tea Plates
6 B. and B. Plates         . 6 Breakfast Plates
6 Cereal Dishes                  6 Fruit Saucers
6 Tea Cups                         6 Tea Saucers
1   Meat   Platter                   2 open Vegetable Dishes
Value lo $12.   Sale  $7.75
Sale of Women's Combinations, Vests and
'lids is the time.of stock re-adjustment, and tin
marl, down pencil has been so unsparingly used on
these'lines as to ensure their quick selling. It's a
good time now to fill your requirements in these
VESTS of heavy weight cotton, with long sleeves
and high neck. Drawers to match, medium sizes,
Regular  45c   garment   for    39c
VESTS of e/ftra heavy fleece lined cotton, shaped at
waist,   high   neck  and  long  sleeves.    Sizes  36  to
42.    Regular 95c for   79c
Drawers   lo   match,  ankle   length.       Regular  "5c
for    ' 79c
VESTS of mixed wool, good quality, with high neck
anil long sleeves or low neck and short sleeves:
medium  sizes.  Regular $1.00.    Sale  price   ....79c
KNICKERS of extra heavy fleece lined cotton, finished with elastic at top and knee; suitable for
present wear. Xavy blue collar; medium aud
large sizes.    Regular $1.25  for   98c
COMBINATIONS of heavy weight cotton, suitable
for Winter wear. Made .vitli high neck, long
sleeves aud ankle length; and square neck, short
sleeves and knee length. Medium sizes. Regular
98c for  79c
GOMiBINATIONS, extra heavy fleece lined quality,
with high neck and long sleeves. Sizes 38 to 42.
Regular $1.48.   Sale price  $1.28
COMBINATIONS of a good quality wool mixture,
with high neck, lomr sleeves and ankle lengtgh;
also short sleeves and low square neck with knee
length drawers. eMdium sizes. Regular $1.75.
Sale price   $!���**
Miis Mary Wright and Miss J. A.
Wright, of Kelowna. spent a few days
la-t   week at the  cpast.
* * *
Mrs. Enthoven, Shaughnessy
Heights, bis as her guest for a few
days,  Mrs. Armitage, of Victoria.
* * *
Mr. and Mr-. T. Spencer have returned I. Xanaimo, after spending
the past two weeks in town.
* * *
Mi-- Mabel Lovell ha- relurned to
Kamloops alter -pending a holiday in
the cily  with her parents.
* * *
Mrs,  II. McAdoo has arrived in the
ty   from   Nanaimo,  and   will    visit
here   for  the  next   Iwo  months.
fi tf fi
Mr   and   Mrs.   W.  J.   Ilowser  have
left on an extended visit to  Los An-
'cles and other  California  points.
* ft ft
Mrs. T. -Cilpatrick and family have
eturned to their home in   Revelstoke
after  spending  a   short   visit   on   the
* * #
Mr. and Mrs. 1'. I!. Stacey, of Chilliwack have been spending a holiday
in  the cily  with  their son,   Mr.  Xels
tt ft tt
Miss Edna Henry has returned to
her home in Victoria after a visit
here with Mrs. W. II. Wood, Shaughnessy Hcighgts.
* * *
Miss May frame has returned to
lhe city after spending a holiday in
Xanaimo with her parents. Mr. and
Mrs. John Frame.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 1!. Ooldie, who
have been spending a couple of weeks
in Vancouver, have returned to their
home at Ladysmith.
* * *
Mr. 1). II. Munro has been appointed to tlu staff of the Xanaimo High
school, to succeed Mr. Macedo, who
has  goi: ���  lo  the  front.
Mrs.    frank     Almond     and Mrs.
Robert   Wilson,   of   Ladysmith. will
shortly  arrive  in   Vancouver  to take
up  their  r< -idenee  here.
Mr. and Mrs. W. 11. Siddall, and
little daughter, have been spending a
holiday in Chilliwack with Mrs. Sid-
dall's parents. Mr. ami Mrs. C. A.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. James M. Dempsey
have ret'irned from a visit to eastern
cities, and have taken up their residence at Glencoe Lodge during winter months.
* .- *
Mrs. Ci. H, Brock and family, have
arrived in the city from Revelstoke
and will make Iheir home here whilst
the Misses Hi ock are attending Normal school.
Mrs. Robert Rogers, who resigned
as treasurer of the Queen Mary's
Needlework Guild in Canada, has been
elected to the office of vice-president
in  that organisation.
Miss M. Waterman has arrived
from .Montreal to lake charge of the
new Children's hospital, which is t"
be opened shortly in the building now
used as the city creche.
f. ft *
Lad) Borden entertained recently
{at luncheon in honor of Lady Maud
and Lady Blanche Cavendish The
guests invited to meet them were Mrs.
H. K. C. Stikeman, Mrs. Montague,
jltaie. Miss Saunders, Mi-- Edith
Cochrane, Mis- Kathleen I' ' efty,
Miss Grace Drayton, Miss Violet
Biggar, Miss Betty t-Iodgins, Miss
Freda Fripp, Miss Nora Shci ��� od
and Miss Beatrice Belcourt.
Purchase Whitewear for the
Children during this Sale
Many Excellent Values are Presented
Knickers iu white cotton crepe, edged with fine
embroidery and beading, threaded with pink
or sky ribbon; ages 2 to 6 vears; at 65c and
75c. "
White Cotton Knickers, edged with cotton torchon lace; ages 2 to 6 years.   Sale price 35c.
Children's White Muslin Petticoats, in princess
style, trimmed with fine embroidery and
Valenciennes lace: ages 2 to 8 vears. Sale
price 95c, $1.25 and $1.35.
Envelope chemise of white muslin, trimmed with
fine Valenciennes or embroidery; ages 2 to
f> years: at $1.00 and $1.25.
Petticoats of white muslin in long-waisted styles,
trimmed witli fine embroider}'; ages 2 to 8
years.   Sale price 85c.
Nightgowns of white cotton crepe, slip - over
style; trimmed with fine torchon lace and
threaded with sky or pink ribbons; ages 2
to 6 years; at 75c and $1.00.
Children's Cotton Crepe Nightgowns, trimmed
with Chin)' laces and embroidery, slip-over
style, for ages 2 to 6 years, at $1.00 and $1.25.
Children's White .Muslin Nightgowns, trimmed
with line embroidery. Come in slip-over
or front fastening stvles, for ayes 2 tn 6 years
at 65c, 75c and $1.00.
Phone Sey. 3540
This -is no surprise. There i- ;in
musician worthy tiie name, who has
not the very deepest sense of loyalty
and devotion to a noble cause and
(Jhr fiudsons Bay (Tompniuj
iwcuhpobhtep iayo
The world, it is quite true, hears
much of the quarrelsome querrulous
nature of sonic people of so-called
musical attainments, but in the broad
field oi music there is more harmony
with naturi and ihe universal laws
working for the betterment of man-
I kind than ia probably any other pm-
fessiou. Tiie -ore .-pot witli every
true musician, harmonizer or ppr-
Irayer of the deeper things in life and
nature, i- the inability of the great:
ma-- of tin uevv world, just "grow-
ed." like I ��psy, t" distinguish between who is music and what is not.
There i. n every community a hardened, soi lid, ������'.:.'.. or uneducated element, dis] -; ll io think thai music is
an ac an. plishmenl of ihe c It' brand,
merely fi r pastime or the amusement of ihe participant, and, up n
certain occasions, lor ihc euterti
men: of others. The educational,
ar uldini; side is a- yet tittle under-
The power of well-performed music
[���even the  Many Lauder stuff, which,
\   check   for  $123.40  ' is   been   sentP? thc ":'1' haS '" itS lu,,,"':  " h",no" i
lo Mr.   Langford   I   norarj  s, cret'arv ������>�� appeal-to draw so strongly up-
Soldier's' Welcome Club, 1. O. 0. 1...'""   ,::''   hearts   antl   Pockcts   "'   ,Ik'
being   lhe   ne,   proceeds   of   "Movie-  Popntace,   may   awaken   some   ol   our,
,,..,, -  i     m ,..   hard-headed business men to a sense j
land,    the matinee arranged by  Mrs., . I
,, ...    ,, ,     ,,- ii,.,,,,.   '"f   the   need   lor   more   earnest   cult;-]
I'ercv  Sliallcross and    Miss     tioney-
,,".      .,     ,       ,������      ,���      ,    ,,   ,  ���  ,    vation   oi   what   is   now   little   more
well   lor   the  beuelit  ol   returned  sol- i ,      .        ,
,. ,,        oi   ii ...*_.!._.-,     i .than an instinct m so many.    Is there
diers.     Mrs.   Miallcross     wishes     to i .      . .",...
.,,,,, , ,t ��� ,   11 anvihmg.  lor  instance,  m  the  lile  ol
thank all  those  who  so able  assisted      '"���'>>���
���    ., i- .    r ��i-.    ���-,,:,���,������,. i the piople in our towns   hamlets and
in the achievement of this gratifyingl ,      ,     . , ,,  ,
on  our lonely  farms,   that  would  be
Eevating   and   cementing than singing societies.    It  is
farm problems, can afford to do something more at the beginning, so to
speak, of her national life,
If otxf leaders in political life have
a heart lor a good work we have the.
.-killed master.- !������ point the way. such
men as Dr. Perrin, of Montreal; Dr.
Vogt, of Toronto; Dr. W. A. Mclntyre, of Winnipeg, and many others. -
Phone Highland 137
Grandview  Hospital
VANCOUVER     -     B.C.
Medical : Surgical  : Maternity
Rates   from   $15.00   per  week
result,  especially  the  management  of
the   Hotel   Vancouver,     Mr.     H.   T.lmore   interestin
Lockyer.   Messrs.   E.   Lipsett   &   Co.,
lhe   press   and   Mr.   E.   E.   Hill,   who
kindly attended to the business part
of the entertainment.
Melba has raised a figure approaching $200/100 for patriotic war
Harry Lauder has spent for bands
ol piper? travelling all over Scotland
ailing recruiting, and in sums for
waft relief. $100,000.
Cfcra Btitt has raised many thousands* if dollars for the dependants of
the sfiWicrs at the front.
In eVcry town and city in every
land wlerc- the Old Flag flies musicians liaVc given of their time and
talents trilhc cause of the war. Our
own city js no exception.
not enough to leave the initiative
work to ihe people themselves. Just
as our departments of agriculture
teach farmers' sons and daughters
how to make butter, breed cattle, prevent weeds and such like, so an educational department might devote attention to the cultivation of the musical side of life.
Britain acknowledges that in her
breadth and humanity and unselfishness she owes much to thc refining
and softening power of music. England is the country to which Handel
and Mendelssohn and many of the
moulders of character turnedl for.
support and sympathy. Canada, even
in the midst of railway, financial and
Estd. 1904.        Phone High. 285
from our lactory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
into  the  finest
Sauer Kraut
at   our   Vancouver   factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1365-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
Wanted   to   hear   from   owner   of
good farm for sale. ��� -Northwestern
Business  Agency,  Minneapolis,  Minn.
If' For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� ��cy. 470 fl I HHMH .-ar."
77ie A/ern/ Man/a of Miss Merrie Holt
A Tale of a Charming Young Woman and the Movies
By Ed. Cahn
Mosquitoes can thrive in water; the | what every star earns in real money
bubonic plague does not disdain rodents for carriers; diptheria nestles
in puss's caress, and the most deadly
microbe of any yet invented needs
only a screen, a roll of pictured film
aud all audience, to gel in its fatal
The haunt! of Ihis terror arc legion.
Before eacn lair there is a box with
a glass from lettered "HOW MANY?" and sooner or later, everyone
who answers that insiduous question,
who parts with bis piece of silver,
clutches      the     limp   ADMIT     ONE
which he receives in exchange for it
and passes intotthc Movie Maw, will
fall a victim to movie-mania.
The first stage of the dread disease is an insatiable desire to go to a
picture show���any show���and the victim is only happly as long as the pictures keep Hitting before him,
Stage   tw    ^^^^^^^^^
for certain sorts; weepy tales of sac mm^^^m���mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmt
rifice or marshmallowy romances or|'valk ''��� 'he middle of lhe street witli
lhe   gentle   exploits   of   rough-riding j."'01'1' ev�� closed and your fingers in
Horrible   as   is   the   past   of  movie
mania,  it  is  as  glowing  health  compared to the filial one.    In it, the unhappy   sufferer   'is   seized   with   the
dreadful hallucination that he can act.
lie believes  with all the  firmness of
delirium that if only he had a chance
he  would be  the finest,  mosl  fascinating actor who ever faced a camera.
When the patient reaches this point
it  is  best  to give him  up as beyond
cure.    Ile has gone In swell the ranks
of   Ihe   millions   of   picture   bugs   and
he will never be sane again.
Perchance "he" happens to be a
she, iu which case multiply the virulence of ihe attack and vehement enthusiasm of ihe symptoms by tell and
divide by thc same. As for yourself,
dear reader, shun these dire picture
palace-. If your path takes you past
a movie museum cross to the other
He develops a liking side of the street, and if there is one
tales of sac-1 "'I  that  side,  as  there  is  apt  to  be
ed away without any help from Merrie; so that all there was between her
and nothing at all was her salary of
eleven d >lhrs a week.
And she hated her job, for it wasn't half as much fun as the High
School. She took to the movies for
relief from it. and her fate was forever hermetically sealed, of course.
She   went   from   stage   to  stage   of
ed automobile aud her pictures in all
the magazines,
While .Merrie was planning on her
last year's hat, made over, liruce was
trying to forget the verbal drubbing
he bad got.
Son polished the nails of his right
hand upon the palm of his left to
how himself that he wasn't angry,
���     not even disturbed.    Then he put
man  with  my  mind
the disease with unusual rapidity, for on his ha! and went to a twenty-five
she had good, rich blood, and the mi-  cent movie.
cowboys;  aud  he  sils  up  iu   his  ten
rent seat as a critic of sorts.
Thc third stage is beatific. lie
learns to know the silent stars. Ile
has favorites; falls in (SVe with some
petulant beauty and follows her adventures  wilh   feverish   interest.     Ile
discovers   that   there   are   magazines -.��.     ���    ...........
which tell   ill about  the movie mai.ls (particular   nor   respectful;   they   will
and  men,   and   he   bankrupts   himself  bite anybody.    And  what  they do to
buying them  in order lo read of the! tbe  moral   fibre  of  quite  respectable
intimate family concerns of T. Twink- "       "   '"        i_
lyng Starr,  somebody's  hundred  dollar a minute comedian.
lie soon knows how    old everyone
in the business is rumored to be. how
your ears that yon may neither see
nor hear the luring lithographs beside and above and all about flic portal, for, verily, it is better to be killed
outright by a jingled jitney, than to
suffer thc lingering pains of movie-
These  violent germs    are    neither
obes fastened themselevs to her and
bored in, as fleas attach themselevs to
fat   puppy.     Merrie   was   lost���she
wauled to be a movie actress.
llrurc Archer sat in bis "father's
i law office and hoped that no cases
I would fall lo him. Ile was twenty-
five, with a face that just missed being too handsome for bis soul's good,
and a dislike for law which amounted
to loathing.
lie went lo picture shows, too, the
fifty   cent,  kind,   so   lie  ami   Merrie,
win.  had  lo be content, with   the   five
nd ten cent, ones, never met in  the
temples of their desires.
Bruce was an incurable also, lie
was positive that be could act so well
that beside him the finest artist in
filmdom would look like a one-legged
lint hour Ah. there was the qtics-
lion and tlie rub iu one. Ile had just
been admitted to the bar, having, so
Ito speak, been kicked through a hole
in ihc legal fence by his ambitious
but irate father when no one was
looking. He was now a member of
the firm because his dad had a bulldog   jaw   and   had     decided     before
Sunday. Merrie spent largely in ra-
tifying"1ier determination about California, and, in trying to evolve ways
anil means of getting there, which
was no kindergarten problem,
Iu lhe evening she went lo church.
On  the way her thoughts  strayed  lo
worldly matters,
"Merrie. dreams are cheap, bin
tickets io California cost money. Il
can't be begged, borrowed nor stolen. Neither is it likely to be picked
off a park bush. Vou'll have to use
your wits as other people do. Oh, for
[an inspiration turnable into cash."
On Monday morning, Bruce was
���still polishing his finger-nails. lie
was up early and he
henceforth to be first one at the office and the last one lo leave until
he���well., until������. How long would
he have lo wait for a case absolutely
bis own? Where could he find one?
I low  was he to show  the  Governor?
And then.it happened. Two street
cars and a beer waggon had been
trying to expedite their individual affairs by rushing each other. People
were scattered about like clothespins
in a basket, but no one was hurt ex-
I'm not
"Ob! , Mr    Archer!       Please     do!
That much would be "    She broke
off suddenly and then continued,
"would be little enough. The shock
I've suffered.    I'm lame and  "
"Good!" applauded liruce. "Vou
have the idea.'-
'Merrie flushed. "I don't understand
what you mean by that, sir, but 1 have
lhe evidence."
lu due course of lime tbe Street
Car Company's beaten and despairing claim agent recoinmcded that the
case of Merrie Holt be settled out
of court wilh her lawyer.
I in the day following receipt "f
her blood money, as she called il.
Merrie departed for sunny California,
and the case of the injured plasterer
came lo trial, liruce Archer, attorney, wilh lhe old man and respected
firm of Bruce Archer, Fcatherstoiic
and Archer, bitterly gnashing 'its
teeth.    f,'i. dismal disgrace!
Miss    Holt   decided   thai      nothing
was too good for a future star of pic-
Ictermined i liiredoni.   and   she   did   herself   well.
She   travelled   luxuriously,   am;   she
did   not   slim   hersel:   en   route.     She
"Slope down di
there you are."
lmmmMmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm    -Merrie
enjoyed  herself ptrojUgiously  in  spire 'broifKhl   ill
oi   the   voice   witli in   her   which   toltl J jjurely tht
her   lhal   a   girl   who   faked   ought   to
be   killed   in   a   real   accident   just   lo
her     h'.aeh nighl.  when she snapped   down   her   berth   light,   she   told
herself lhal she i^idn'l deserve to wake
up  alive  in   lhe   morning.    A   joyful
refrain   echoed   through   her   dream
nevertheless, "For   I'm  to be  Quce
At lasi Merrie couhl endure it no
longer. She turned to a man who was
leaning with both yellow gloved hands
on his cane staring at the earth.
"Why can't there be a few benches
"There are ten thousand too many-
extra people. It would never do to-
make them over welcome, would it1"
"Oh. And what are the yellow
slips for?"
"Passes. They're making the pictures iu there. Oh, I assure you, my
dear young lady, beyond that gatcman
is sanctuary."
Another two hours of fruitless waiting. Merrie's heart began lo sink
and her head to ache. Tears of disappointment came so close to flowing lhat she bad lo hurry out to keep
iron: sobbing like a five year old. She
Mumbled along a lew steps before she-
got herself iii hand. "Come! is this '
the way for the aboiit-to-be-famous
Merrie Holt to behave?"
A boy came along and she asked
him il there uas any place nearby
where   she   could  get   something   V'j'
line five shacks anil
many rooms they have in their bun
galows, how many real automobiles
they own���whether they are guilty at
present, or ever have been in the
past, or are endeavoring to afford to
be guilty in the future of owning one
of the merry little tin lizzies which
have made tbe once respectable city
of Detroit not beery, like famous
Milwaukee, but, alas, notorious. Ile
knows who is married to whom and
what they divorced their first partners for, aud he can say lo a cent just'
people   is   certainly   sufficient.     Wit
ness the case of one Mr. liruce Archer, attorney at law. and of Miss Merrie Holt, gentlewoman.
* * *
Merrie   was   alone   in   the   world.
She   was   nineteen,  and  she  had  big.
wondering  eyes,  and   the   exquisitely
perfect figure of a  Dresden  statuette
for all her five feet four inches.   She
also   had   a   job,   being   stenographer
number forty-three iu the white tower   of   the   very   insurance     company
which had paid her the thousand dollars insurance her father had left her.
Merrie had been in High School when
he  died;   somebody  had  been  a  rascal and the thousand dollars bad melt-
by  the  biggest company of its kind  west of Winnipeg.
Each department operated by experts���every one
If you have any use  for any branch  of our business, your first
move is to get us on the phone���Sey. 73fii).
Security   Fireproof   Storage ami
MovlnfJ  Co.  I_lmlti.il
 -     Tlie   Cainpliell   Storage   Co. !,_<!.
l.'IIt MI-HOOF WAREHOUSE!!    TSfl BBATTY ST. Phone Sey. 7300
i,>r.��i. _.�����'��'*" ������ --
Tn connection with their military training, llie cadets
of instruction In resuscitation of persons from drowning, ami become
class _.etHi-r" n im -
class gettliig a iVsso
f Glasgow, Scotland, arc expected lo take nnd pans
expert swimmers nmi divers.
yl:o  had   b.
hi.  ft,             ���       . Iac,y Khc bad fainted
0"  the morning in  which  Merrie, Voung   ftr��
-   w������e  tower,   made  three  mis- beside   Ir   :,
akes   .11   a   single   letter,   because  she first   aid   of  his
"' bis packet and gave il |
terer wilh the other.
be a slave to the kitchen?     ^ ���
A Gas Range
cuts down the working hours, giving
Health and
in place of Drudgery
Why not get that Gas Range now?
Vancouver Gas Co.
night's picture orgy out. of her mind.
Bruce sat in his office with Somebody Something's fourteen inch tome
on wills propped up before him on
his desk*. This was for effect in case
Pater or any of lhe young idiots who
were reading law in lhe outer office
because they actually liked it, should
come iu.
Behind the work on wills liruce
had a thin volume with deckled edges
and purple covers called "Pantomimic
Art." It had cost four dollars and
he believed in it as he believed in bis
own artistic ability and disbelieved
in his future as a lawyer.
Al the moment hi; was not reading. Ile had given himself up lo
concentrated woe, woe wilh a bloated
w, The Governor would perish in a
fit if bc were told that the son be
bad spent,so many years and so much
money upon and finally made -a lawyer by main strength, wanted to toss
all to the zephyrs and be a movie man.
He hated to disappoint the bl
lynch  ,���,  the   floor
H'gan   lo   administer
"wu  invention   with
card  out
the plas-
iv    Merrie'.
l.e Grande
ils   she   was.
"I'm a lawyer,
Her  of Archer.   Pt
''li<'r-'"you have _.,
' Company,    c
'I'   look   after
laid the junior pat t-
athcrslone and .\.-.
'I a very good casi
tne   am
The       plasterer     grinned
"Watch   for  me,"  said  he,
liis streaming hand over tlie .-.,u nc\
to him while he fumbled for bis ban
ie  to  see
nr   intcr-
and held
���eat next I
tilid nor open her cyej
moment she regained her senses.
which rarely left ber, appearances to
the contrary notwithstanding. I ler
ears were always open. As she lei
her eyelids flutter apart she though!
���she recognized her longed-for-inspiration.
"Get bis name and some witnesses," she advised her rescuer in a
weak whisper; "I'm all right here lor
a minute."
She  remained  where she  had   been
liatci to disappoint the old rliai       _..,.   ,t,,���
especially, in spile of some bad faults | flung in the aisle and her bead drOO)
he was quite a satisfactory first pat-jcd until her check was
crnal ancestor.    "It's tough on  him "
(Ik    Movie-.    Merrie:
.Ming I Queen of <be Films."
ly.irly on Ihc filth ���
train came to a stop in
station. Merrie. wicked
had actually arrived in I
safe  sound, unrepentant ;
K^^M     I the
The   next   dav    Merrie   started   ol'f|]caned bet
early.     Accordingly   then   she  sought
Hollywood _^^_
Tlie conductor was shouting something which sounded so like  Merrie's
slop   thai   she   scampered   off  lhe   car
ml   found  herself   in   a   blank,  green
oadside  near  lo  nothing apparently.
Ahead of ber strode a man dressed
in a fine suit of gray of the unobtrusive pattern of pin checks which manages on some men  lo'become so offensive.
"Pardon me, sir. Will you be so
good as lo tell me whether Ibis road
will lake mc to the Reiizov Film Company's place?"
Tt will."    (In she irudged.
"Is lhal Rcnzov's?" she asked of
another stranger after an hours walk,
"It is."
Xow lhal she was so near her goal,
Merrie's  heart  began   to  pound   with
uniting   five,     and
the   Thalia   Cafelaria,
curious place on earth
a- regards the costumes of its patrons.
She look a tray and fell into line between  a  bead-hung  Indian  brave and
a circus rider in the shortest and fluf-
Ificst of skirts.
Merrie  filled  her  tray  and   chose  a
table at which two plain faced women
sat sipping tea.
"Who are you  working with?'
of them asked her.
They   glanced   at   each   other
smiled half pityingly,
"You've  got  to  have  gall  anil
got   to  have  pull.     Pull  mostly.    ......
lo know somebody big around here;
like one of the directors; then you're
all right. Don*, mind whether you
can acl or not. Don't mind if you
have a figger like a broomslick and
a face like a Swiss cheese, just get a
pull." Concentrated, distilled bitterness trembled in ber voice.
"lib!     I   thought  merit,  ability  ami
Bitch things were what counted."
They   brushed   Ihe  crumbs -out    of
their laps and got up.   "Gall and pull.
girlie, that's all you got to have here."
Al   last  there  was  nothing  left  but
.he  yard  and   Merrie   knew   that  she
might   wail  there  to no  purpose  for-
���ever.   She fled from Kenzov's.
I    Al  lhe end of a mile she turned up
an  inviting lane, already soothed by
|'.he ipiict beauties of the countryside.
There was a vacant cottage set back
from  lhe lane, a To  l,ct sign on  Ihc
I fence,   and   a   lovely   garden   running
riot.     Honeysuckle  climbed  over the
porch   and   brought   a   flowery  battle
j with a chaste, while rose.    The place
Is-.emocI deserted and Merrie. wdio was
Migeles,  desperately tired, yielded to the temp-
lissflllly  |ation  to   turn  in,    She  sat  down  mi
nee      aloud.      "dashed
beside tl
resting on the
the man with the bandan-
lough." '<l^mmmmmmmWmmmmmmmmmmm1
He had been absorbed in feeling
Sorry for his father that he neglected
to keep watch. Thc result was that
a hand reached over his bead ami
Pantomimic Art was lifted out of his
guilty fingers.
What's   this   putrid     trash?"    demanded  the  Old  .Man.    "Is   tbis  the|said   to  her.    "I   think  you, ought   to
way you road up a case?    Tough3    I   gri to a hospital.1'
should say so!    Now, young man, out      "|   prefer my own  doctor.    1   want
with it!   What ails you?" to go home." /
A very bad half hour for the Arch-    ."Sure she does," interposed an cuts, senior and junior, ensued.    And,  tcrprisimr     taxi-cab     driver;     "don't
T<he lawyer used his pencil freely
among the crowd. In no time be had
the back* of an envelope full of names
and addresses and had cautioned bis
humble client against claims agents
and company doctors. Then he hastened back to Merrie.
"Here is an ambulance coming," be
fright,   ^^^^^^^---m.
She  bad  come   to   the   first
lure bearing lhe  Kenzov label.
Half way down the row there was a
, , -s
sign aim uincing:
9 TO  10.
but   it
Carrall and Hastings
1138 Granville Street
Seymour 5000
just a few blocks away the head of
the office was treating stenographer
number forty-three to a dissertation
on mistakes that stung like a swarm
of outraged wasps.
But even disagreeable things have.
their uses. Bruce got his confession/
over and Merrie definitely made up/
ber mind. /1
She was going to hie herself to California, where the darling movies ire
made, and when she got there slae'd
appiy for a place, and she'd work Jiard
and bc successful and go up the/lad-
'" '' figs at a time and i*et to
a cinnamoiy-color-
send   her   to   none   of   them   butcher
shops.   Mister,  take  her home in  my
der tin
be a star and have
t4<i'  ��___^__________M__________________________________________
/'Perhaps I had better call tu. see
Ijau about the business end of tbis
"lamentable affair, after you have bad
a little rest," suggested Archer after
he had made her as comfortable as
he could at her home.
"1 clon't feel exactly well," she
r.nswered in a weak voice, "but I can
listen anyway.    Please go on."
So Bruce outlined bis plan of action, finishing, "Now, if I don't iict
yoii at least five hundred dollars damages I'm not  >���" he laughed, "well,
Merrie  tried  the  gate
"What timejs it?" she asked
ning chauffeur. |^^^^_
Nine o'clock, sister. That gate's
been locked for a month; try the
yard." He jerked his thumb to the
left and Merrie went on to the next
gale Which was close beside a frame
building with loophole windows, and
ventured in.
There was a space possibly fifty
feet square and it held at least a | jjv.
hundred men and women who were
landing about in the sun which was
already broiling hot. Everyone looked toward the gate as Merrie's foot
letruck a shingle lying in her path and
Vent it spinning.
(There were flashy young people,
middle aged ones trying to look
young, ami even a sprinkling of the
frankly old. All were brushed and
groomed down to the last thread;
many were on their uppers, others
noisily new. There was every type,
size and condition.
n  lhe  lee of lhe vines ami
'lead back against the wall
to rest.
She must have fallen asleep, for the
nexl thing she knew there we,re voices
ou the other side of the honeysuckle.
Merrie parted the leaves with her
fingers and looked.
A collide of louring cars stood a little way down the drive, the chauffeurs reading magazines as if they
had been there for hours. A moving picture camera was set close by
and the camera man with a choleric
complexion she had no difficulty in
identifying as the director. He was
instructing a group of players. There
was a bride and two bridesmaids, a
mother, a parson, a groomsman and
bridegroom  who was also the villain, by his looks.
The director grouped the wedding
parly under the rose-hung pergola be-
| side tbe cottage and surveyed tbe effect from beside the camera man.
"There now!" he.barked, "that's right
|iit last. ICverybody hold that. Xuw,
Dawes, you go ahead with tbe marriage service���open youft book a little more������"
lie raised his voice and called over
his shoulder. "Here is where you
come into tllis picture, Miss Owen,
just as rehearsed. Remember, you've
got a breaking heart and you are desperate; you want to register that good
and strong. When Dawes puts the
question you rush in���ready?"
"All ready, Mr. Barham," answered
a  voice   from   beyond  tbe   range 'of
Merrie's vision. ',
"'Right,"  said  Barham,  "Camera!"
The  mimic    ceremony    proceeded
while tbe camera man   cranked stead-
"Not so fast!" cried Barham, "good.
A little more smile from the bride.
Put the question. Dawes. Get ready,
Miss Owen."
"Anybody got anyt/iing to say
against this marriage?" asked the
Movie Minister, making an impressive pause.
"Now, Miss Owen!" called liar-
ham. ���
* * *
She came from behind a concealing
Continued en page 8
ftl SATURDAY,   JANUARY   U,    1917
By J. VV. MacMillan, Manitoba College
In the early days of the west, in a
little valley in the Sierras, at the forks
of a tiny mountain stream, tliere grew
up a small settlement of people. Some
of them waihed the sandbars of the
stream lor gold, sonic oi them pastured a lew cattle nr sheep mi the
ranges, some nf them were employed
in a sawmill which cut the logs floated down from the forests higher up.
and some of them kept shops, stores
and saloons, selling to their neighbors   ami   travellers.      In   lbe.se   days
there was no town organization, and
the law of lhe country had nut yet
stretched mil its strong arm to them,
Only the goodwill and common sense
of lhe people protected their property and lives.
After  a   time  there  came   tn   that
11'.'   ^mountain   village  a  man   named   Wil-
l ,/ nam  Frederick.    It had not been the
custom of the  people  lo inquire  into
any  newcomer's  antecedents,  but   t<���
take him al his face value.    There was
no mistaking, however, ihe type to
which Frederick belonged, lie wns
whal was known as a "bad man." a
coarse, brutal, fearless, arrogant, domineering ruffian, ready to risk his
own or take another's life on any provocation. \Vith his advent a feeling
<if disturbance and alarm'ran through
the whole community. .Men began to
oil thc locks of their rifles and buy
more cartridges. Smne. who had revolvers, took them from their trunks,
loaded Ihem aud put them in iheir
But the bad min did not begin by
.������hooting up the town. Except for an
air of recklessness and bravado he
seemed like his neighbors, lie uas
ready lo talk to anyofte, and made
himself quite popular wilh many of
the poorer workers by his condemnation of the leading men of the place.
According lo him ihey were monsters of greed and hypocrisy. Ile was
specially severe on those who frowned on gambling and drinking, calling
them sanctimonious humbugs, I It-
was an Impassioned advocate of a
wide-open town, in the interests of
human liberty and enjoyment and fi r
the increase of trade.
So most of the citizens began lo
lay aside their fears. They felt that
this man was not lhe ignorant impulsive savage that other bad men of
their acquaintance  had  been.      They
I illage  was once again  fit to live ie.
And  she argued  with  them,  saying:
"I   will not try to justify your enemy, nor io deny tbe greal provocation
Westminster Presbyterian Church
Special  Anniversary  Services,  cele
the public street Claims were jumped. Highway robbery became common. Shots wcie often beard ill the
night, and occasionally smne one disappeared never lo be beard of again.
It came lo be recognized as distinctly dangerous to ask questions in regard to such mysterious disappcar-
ance4 Some who were indiscreet
enough to question or criticise lhe
new era of vice anil terror had their
catt)e  stolen   or  their  homes  burnt
over their heads.
��� The climax came when a poor family named Albert provoked tin- wrath
of Frederick. A more inoffensive
man than Albert wa.- nol to be found
iu lhe village. I'm- no other reason
than lhal In refused lo join in one
of the unholy depredations of the organised gaun oi thieves and murderers headed by Frederick his house was
sel upon in lhe dead of nighl by a
mob, many of whom were drunk. The
house uas l.urnl lo lhe ground, one
or two of his children were killed, I
several oi his daughters were outraged, and Frederick took pos ission of
poor  Albert's   farm,  compelling   him
to  work  it and  hand over  the  pro-
cceds to him.
The next night a vigilance committee was formed, a set of articles
drawn  up  which  :i  number  of men
signed, declaring thai ihey would not
rest till Allien had had his property
reslored to him and Ihc village was -
freed from ihe terror of Frederick
aud his b-.nd. These articles were
nailed a! the front of thi' most prominent building of  the place,
So ihe village became divided into
Iwo armed camps. Everybody uas
forced into ihe fight, mi one side or
another. \o one could show himself
nn"" the  sired   without being  shot  at,
under which you began the fi , \U���\* 'h* "'nXh^ '"' !" existence.
1 be held in Westminster  I'resby-
ibink of the destruction thai is taking
place now! You are all impoverished. Many of your sons aud some of
your daughters are already slain! Do
you want to go on? I- not even a bad
peace better than war? And 1 am -lire
that your enemy today is 3 differ.mi
man from whal you think him to be
Perhaps your objeel is already accomplished, and he is a chastened and
meeker spiril. I am sure lhat. once
the fighting is over, you will find him
a good citi/en of your town."
So   these   honest   men   of  the   vigilance committee allowed themselves to
ieri-,u Church, Twenty-sixth  Ave. K
and Sophia St. on Sunday. January
14. The preacher for the day will be
Rev. Hugh Ross, M.A.. Plymodth
Congregational Church. Seattle,
Warh. Mr. Ross is acknowledged to
be one oi the greal forces in church
life in the Sound cily. lie is a brilliant preacher, and has a splendid record not only in the United Stales,
but also in Soulh Africa, where be
was settled for several years, and in
Scotland, where he was born and ed-
I   the   morning   sen ire   Mr
er. Mr George Taggart, will give a
Concert, in the Church. The programme arranged is a specially fine
one. an.: should attract a large and
appreciative audience.
flue    of    the    odde-t    sights    of    the
sandy stretches ol plain m southern
Africa i- a parlv 01 waltzing ostriches. A writer on the subject thus '.������--
cribes their queer antics
"'���Alien there are a number 01 ihem
they will start off and after running
a few hundred yards will slop and,
with raised wings, ..ill whirl rapidly
round till they are stupefied or perhaps break a leg. The males pose
also before  fighting.    They kneel on
Iheir ankle-, opening  iheir  wings and
Ross will preach on "God and I." ami balancing themselves alternately for-
HI.SSIWS   HUM HIM.  TO   IMW.I'   1(1   i|t\Tl\s
on th- way to meet the Invading Teuton.-.      The  reports
  Is stemming the tld ' German victory In Rumania.
idlcate  thai   the    Ruse
persuaded by thc pretty and innocent school-teacher. And peace was
declared, And Frederick laughed in
hi- sleevq, and senl out and got a
hundred more ruffians, and six ma-
chh e-guns, and two wagon-loads of
incendiary bombs. And one night,
Several months later, the gang made
Entrenchments   were  dug  and   fort
la  sudden attack  on  the  homes of the
recognized in  li tin  force o'f character
with menial energy and ability,  Many  so thai  while they
constructed from which assaults were .vigilance committee, and burnt them
delivered or repelled. All peaceful! to the ground, and shot the inmates
production ceased, the whole energy as they tried to escape. \nd after-
of the people going into the fight. | ward thej ruled the town al their
and both sides grew rapidly poorer pleasure And men were robbed or
as Ihey consumed their supplies and slain, and women sold into a slavery
failed lo replenish them. of shame without anyone to protest.
Al  firsl the advantage was with thej
ruffians.     They   bad   more    firearms.
:uil ammunition,  and  were  more  expert   in   handling   them,    Rut   for  a
Ion? time neither side gained any important victory,    The vigilance committee,   however,   managed     to     sen
guards on  the roads into the��village
uld get supplies j
in   the  evening  his   subject   will    be i ward an
"God's Supreme   Vchievemcnt."    The the othe
choir,  under  the  leadership  of    Mr.|onalev
Charli -  Caldwell,  will  render  special
music,    Mr. Arnold Howard will preside at the organ and Mr-. Day, from
Firsl Church, will be the soloist. (In
.Monday evening, the Western  Triple
Choir,  an  aggregation  of 4S  voices,
under ihe baton of the veteran lead-
oacKward or : oni gidi or
while the ni cl is strel
with the ba : . and tl e head
strikes tl e sides, u i\\ ,,��� the right,
nou on the left, .yliile the feathers are
bristling. The bird appears at tin's
time -o absorbed in it- occupation ai
to forgel al' that is going on around
him   and   can   be     approached     and
Hoping   gcr   belter   things   is  alright,   but   why   not   roll     up   your
sleeves and push them along?
* # ��
"When did you commit your first
fatal extravagance?'1
'Whin my Ims, referred to my
wages as my 'salary.'"
"And    when    ijld   you   perpctrat
Ihis latesi lolly?"
"Tbe day mv wife called my -alary  my   income ' "
n t t
Manufacturer���I'm going to call
this ne '. rigar "The American Lady
in   the Japanese   Kimono."
Manufacturer ��� Domestic filler
and imported wrapper.
* * *
The feminine pessimist worriel
because she is not as young as she
once was; the optimist of the same
sex rejoices lhat she is not so old
as she will be.
* *  *
"Why.  Ilarl.in-.  where have    yon
been-    You look like a wreck."
"I know it. My twin brother and
I had a quarrel, and I hired a bruiser to licit him. Tile fellow mi* e '
ti- up and here   I am."
* * *
"Pa, whal is a futile remark?"
''The   .ac   a   man   makes   for   the
purpose    of    changing the  subject
when   his   wife   complains   because
he has forgotten their wedding an-
��� ��� -.TV."
'Ti.. you think it's a good idea to
tell a man funny stories when you're
trying !������ jolly him'*"
"No," replied the seasoned old
-..! sman.    "Lei   him   tell   them   to
* * *
''I had a tooth extracted yesterday." remarked the fussy man. "and
tl i'   lentisl  ga* C  me gas."
"Oh. that'- nothing," rejoined the
man will the bald spot. "Every time
I get shaved tbe barber gives me a
lot of it."
And the pretty school-teacher, wild.
became if her. (ih. Frederick came,
lo the school one day and gruffly
lold. her to shut up. She ha's since
been  washing dishes iu hi.- kitchen,
from outside iheir enemies could not.
And after a. lime also they acquired
an equipment of arms and ammunition  wliich  made  them stronger  than
of them became influenced by ill's opinions, the more so as he uas tnani-
festily becoming rich. Several new
business blocks, lhe handsomest in
the town, were built by him.     lie had! lhe foe
built  himself  a  home,  the  most  im-1     It was at ibis time when Fred ���
posing and elaborate in the place. Audi was growing desperate, realizing tin
it was known that he had always mon- he could nol escape defeat, that ther
ey to lend, for which he demanded a  came to ihe village a young  lad'   i
goodly rale of interest.
Tbe more sagacious few, however,
became only more uneasy.as they saw
so many of Iheir old-time friends
drawing away from them and becoming the partisans of Frederick. And
thc village changed its character. It
became vociferous and violent. Saloons multiplied and ran all nighl long.
Gambling hells, filled wilh expensive
appliances and luxurious furnishings,
ran every day and night in the week.
Low dance halls started up, and other
resorts ol a more vicious sort.    I'ainl-
leach school. She was pretty and
good, and had the fearlessness ol innocence Thc siglll "f dead bodies in
ihe streets horrified hei. and she resolved lo risk her life in order to
bring lhe dreadful  COIltesI  to a close.
So she boldly visited Frederick and
besought him to agree to cease fighting.    I [e ansu ered her:
"My dear young lady, il is the dearest wish of my heart. 1 foreborc to
fight as lone as 1 could, and have licit
nothing but resist the wanton attacks   of   these   enemies,    lo     whose
rd women outstared decent women on   greed and hypocrisy 1 had become an
obstacle. If you can persuade them
to quit I shall be very glad, because
I am a man who loves peace. As yon
can see, I have so far more than held
my own against them, but rather than
see more bloodshed I will submit the
differences between us to arbitration
and abide by the decision."
Then the school teacher went to sec
the vigilance committee. They told
her the story of how" they had come
to organize themselves and of their
purpose to continue fighting till their
We have placed on sale a number of odd lines in all depai tments which are exceptional values considering the condition ot the market today. Amongst the
Jot are a number of broken lines in
They are the old values, the old reliable dyes. Any one cf them'worth $5.00
more per suit than the regular marked price. As we can not repeat those numbers, we wish to clear them out.   They are "20th Century Brand."
Rcgulai .-'.
now   ...,
Regular $2
HOW    . . .
A number of odd lines in Fancy Worsteds   and    Tweeds,   medium   and   dark
shades.   About ISO in all, at the following great reductions*
Regular $25.00;
���Sells ntohSobaoca
Week of J inuar>* i 5th
A bright, vivid, and colorful musical comedy
HERBERT   &   DENNIS The Jolly Fellows
"HIP" RAYMOND A Real Clown
Dramatic Pantomime Danseuse_
PRICES: Matinees, 15c; Evening, 15c and 25c.
Phone Sey. 3406
General Agency Traniatlantic Steamship Linet
C. E. Jenncy, O. A. P. D.
Phone: Sey. S134
W. O. Connolly, C. P. P. A.
127 Gr.n.ill. Street
Regular $28.00;
Bob  Fitzsimmons,  Champion  of the [
Prize  Ring,  coming  soon  to  thc
Regular $30.00j
���< $25.75
The "Red  Heads" is a  pretention
musical comedy which is on it's first)
visit of the Pantages lime. an.I so far1
has   proven   highly   popular   with   the
crowds in all the theatres of the Pantages  circuit.    William   K.   Saxton   is
the big scream of this offering and is
.'���aid   to   handle   thc  somewhat   "Potash and Perlmutter" plot to good advantage  so  far as  its  Hebrew  cloak
dealer is concerned.    There are rails
of  pretty  gowns   for   the   ten   young
ladies in Ihc cboru^ and the music is
of a high-class and tuneful sort.
Big Herbert and Homer Dennis are
said to be among the elect. Herbert
is said to fill the eye and most of the
stage, and withal is able to do some
good acrobatic dancing, to everyone's
delight. Verua Mercereau is a young
and pretty maid who combines originality and a grace in some dances of
classic nature.
"The Exposition Jubilee Four'' is
a black- quartet that is full of real
barber shop chords and is said to be
the hit of the bill.
"Hip" Raymond will open the bill
with some acrobatic falls and tumbling which is said to be very good.
The tenth instalment of "The Shielding Shadow" is full of excitement
and will thrill everyone.
i*7��*   A Special Line of Men's Suits-
��� i %J Great Value
"""" Two or Three Lines of Young
Men's Overcoats.    Special
A   line of  Combination  Silk  am!    Wool  Underwear; regulur $9.00 per suit; */��  tl(\
A loi of Union Cashmere Hose;
regular 35c; 5 pairs lor 	
Negligee Shirts���Odd lines: were up to
$1.50; now  	
- \ eckwi ar
Special line oi M
regular 5>h". 3 for
An odd line of Fancy Vests; were
up t. ��� $6.50; now 	
Also a line ui Blue antl Black Vests
at    .'.
Boys'   Department
Sale  of odd  lines in  Boys'  Suits still continues.
Sizes 2.1 to 28; up to $5.00; now  $3.75
Sizes 29 to 33: up to S7.50; now  $5.00
Seasonable reductions m Oil Clothing. All broken
lines  reduced.      Sizes  from  22  lo 36.      Were
$2.25 to $4.75:
$1.85' $3.95
Velvet, plush and tweed, at 20 per cent, reduction.
21   to  42  inches    in    length.      Were    $2.00    to
��* $1.65-$3.35
A few odd White Capes, small sizes, half price,
Ladies' and .Misses' Raincoats at greatly reduced prices.
Clubb & Stewart Limited
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SATURDAY,   JANUARY   13,   1917
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on 19th Avenue. Two fireplaces, Hardwood
floors.   $40.00 per month.
KITSILANO. ��� Several six and seven-roomed
Houses.   $15.00 per month.
SUITES, Alma Court, 2224 Alberta Street. Three
and four rooms. All modern. $8.00 to $15.00
per month.
FURNISHED. ��� Beautiful 10-roomed suburban
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per month.
The British Government has cancelled a large part of
its contracts with the Midvale, the Remington Anns-
Union and the Winchester companies for ,1,400,(101) rifles,
but the companies will continue their manufacture "f rifles
until 2,000,000 have been delivered. The llritish Government will reimburse the companies wilh $40.1 HUM UK) lo
cover expenses incurred in lhe building and extension of
their plants and to pay for (he rifles already delivered.
The cancellation was due to the fact that rifles do not now
play so important a part in the actual fighting as formerly, and to the rigid standards of inspections insisted upon
by thc British officials, which resulted iu the rejection of
a part of the arms. Machine guns and heavy artillery
have supplanted the rifle to a considerable extent, and the
need for them has not been as great as first expected.
Tbe manufacturers of Northern and Eastern France,
about seven hundred in number, have formed a "Central
Association for the revival of industrial activity in the invaded regions," with Mr. David-Meimet, the president of
the offcial Chamber of Commerce of Paris, as vice-pres-
In a recent interview Sir William Mackenzie. President
Canadian Northern Railway, slated that he looked forward
with the greatest confidence to future traffic on his road
through Northern Ontario, especially tllat furnished by
pulp forests.
"One of Canadian Northern's greatest assets in,the F.ast
is tbe vast pulpwood tract of Northern Ontario, where
there are 20,000,000 acres of arable land unoccupied. The
problem is how to get settlers. This area is north of the
great mining camps of Ontario, and abounds in waterfalls.
"Wc consider one acre of good pulpwood country better in future traffic possibilities than several acres of good
wheat land. There is abundance of pulpwood scattered all
over our territory and no end of water power."
Canadian lumber exporters will be glad to learn tlie decision of lhe War Office to make larger use of Canadian
woods in the manufacture of articles required for war purposes. This agreement is the outcome of representations
made by Sir George Perley. who put the lumbermen's ca
strongly before the authorities, more especially as regards
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pleted by next autumn to enable an impressive straw ex1 t
dibit to be made at the National Exhibition in Toronto,
after wheh tliere is a possibility of entraining the exhibit
for the purpose of showing through Canada what can be
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',. Thin Is an exterior view of Dungavel, the beautiful mountain residence ol' tlie Duke ol' Hamilton, which tho owner
lias converted into an hospital i'or naval officers and,men recovering from their wounds.    II accommodates ten ui'iii
and ninety men.   The hosplial stands 800 feet up :i_i'tins Ayrshire hills and Is nn ideal spot lor a convalescent-.home
J Wlll.ltl
view of Dungavel
idenl.   The first work of this association ha
a commission, among its members.
ing with a view to constituting reserves of raw material
and manufacturing machinery.   The association has a cap- j merchants
ital  of   1,000,000 francs   ($200,(100)   and  hopes  to  receive
an advance from Government on  the reparation  of war
damages which is to be voted later.
been to form | red and white pine.   Specimens, prices and samples of pine
for co-operative buy-  were submitted to War Office with the result lhat an in-
! speetor of equipment and supplies  has  furnished for  lhe
"When a i-iah has one fixed method and accepts his
first rebuff as a final decision of i..t.\ he wdll never solve
his problem. Metre Hill was.not in the Japanese philosophy and so it eventually yielded to their assaults. Port
Arthur was the goal and ,'everylhing'"lu its path an incident. A fighter's imagination Wipes out all barriers���a
craven's creates them where they do not exist.��� Herbert
guidance lists of sixty-eight articles in which
the use of Canadian woods will be provided for in the
specifications governing their manufacture.
higures  showing the amount
ited Slates for making pulp wil
I tabled by the  Forest Service  in
I census of the lumber industry.
ireity of the pulpwood in sonu
The quest io
nplvincnls in
lb in the pre
ibor hay:' gri
lenty of cvidl
iterests cone
arc.    With  1
1 of supply of agricultural machinery ami
Russia has been much commented upon of
ss. The war and lhe attendant shortage of
atly accentuated thc situation, and there is
nee forthcoming of the determination of tbe
rued to make bcttcf provision for the fu-
hc active  co-operation  of  the  Ministry of
Agriculture, certain leading zemstw unions, supported by
a powerful financial institution iu Moscow, have formed
a central board to organize tiie purchase and distribution
of agricultural machinery and implements in the regions
represented. According to a recent statement in the official gazette for trade and industry, purchases for a portion of the requirements of these territories for 1917 have
already been concluded on a large scale. The following
quantities of machines are stated to have been ordered:
Lobogreikas (Russian reapers.. 20,000; reapers, 14,000;
binders. 500; mowers. 10,000; rakes. 5.000; reaping attachments, 500; grinders for reaper and mower sections, 3,000.
'A leading Canadian firm secured orders for 3.000 reapers
and 500 binders. American interests were allotted 9,000
reapers. 8,000 mowers. 3,000, rakes, and 3,000 grinders for
mower knives, and 500 reaping attachments. The total
requirements for 1917 of the territories represented by
thc zemstvo unions referred lo are estimated at 96,800
machines, which include 45,000 reapers of foreign manufacture, 26,000 Russian lobogreikas, 15.000 mowers, 9,000
horse rakes, and 1,800 binders. From tbe foregoing some
idea of the total needs of Russia in these articles may be
imagined. Siberia as a potential market is also to be taken
into consideration. There the need for agricultural machinery is even more pressing than in many parts of Russia proper, owing to the relatively sparse population and
to the shortage of labor.���Weekly Bulletin, Canadian Department of Trade and Commerce.
of wood used in
1. il  is announce!
connection wilh
Because of lhe increa
��� parts of lhe country
need for accurate figures showing the consumption of
this class of material is realized by manufacturers and foresters alike aud it is expected that such figures will lie
made a part of the yearly statistical work of the Forest
Service. The pulp manufacturers will co-operate in the
work, ibrough their trade organization, Ihc Ncwsprpint
Manufacturers' .Association.
Detailed information in regard to the amount and cosl
of different kinds of pulpwood consumed in the different
states is to be collected. Comparative figures showing
the total pulpwood consumption of the country for 1S99.
1909, 1914 and 1916 are to be compiled.
The data to be obtained will, it is stated, be of considerable value to'pulp manufacturers, as well as to the Forest Service. Owing to the comparatively small number
of pulp mills in the United States, it is thought it wilt bc
possible to issue a report on thc work at an early date.���
American Forestry.
Having in mind the prevention of waste and the economic utilization of raw materials produced in Canada, Lord
Shaughnessy has authorized Arthur D. Little, Limited, the
Canadian branch of a well known Boston organization of
analytical chemists, to undertake a comprehensive research
study on cereal straws iu Canada, to include thc straw of
wheat, oats, barley and rye, and 'having for its purpose the
industrial utilization of the excess straw now commonly
burned in the West.
This problem has been divided into some twenty divisions, and these divisions are being assigned, under the
direction of Mr. Little, to various individuals and laboratories where best results can bc obtained in thc shortest
time. Some of these divisions are the bolany of cereal
straws, tbe chemistry of straws lhe find possibilities, production of ethyl alcohol from straw, the fabrication of
Straw lumber, the production of various pulp and paper
products from straw, a study of the destructive distillation of straw, processes for increasing lhe feeding value
of straw, the economics of the straw question, the present industrial uses of straw, elc.
The   thirty-Seventh   annual   meeting   of   the   American
Forestry Association will be held at Washington, D. C, on
Thursday and Friday, January 18th and 19th, 1917.
* .. *
During the past thirty-five years thirty per cent of the
wood pulp of Canada has been burned over and rendered
useless for generations to come.
tt    ttf    f:
Canada's total stand of timber is between 500,000,000,-
000 and 600,000,00(y)OQ feel, and the cut in any one year
has never exceeded 5,000,000,000 feet, so that the supply
might be considered inexhaustible or at least reproducible,
by merely keeping fire out of the forests.
* * *
Resolutions asking more liberal support for the Texas
Slate Forestry Department at the hands of the next Legislature were adopted at a recent meeting of the Texas
Forestry Association.
* * *
A strip of almost solid forest, approximately fifty-five
miles long and from two to eight miles wide, has been
covered by topographers of the Pennsylvania Forest Service in the most accurate survey of Pennsylvania's forests ever made. The purpose of Ihe surveys is to secure
data on which to base plans for the future development
of the State Forests.
* ���: *
.Almost eight million trees will be available for next
spring's reforesting operations from the stock now in the
Pennsylvania State Forest nurseries. This is an increase
in production over last year of about thirty per cent., and
i.- ihe largest number of seedlings ever grown in the nurseries. . Last year private individuals planted 1,500.i��k>
trees furnished by the Department.
* * ^
At the recent election flic people of Xew York State
voted to tax themselves $10,000,000 for the purchase of
forest preserves. The fact that this was not done by act
of legislature, but by a referendum, shows how popular
the idea of state forests has become with lhe people at
large. The forest preserves of New York are not only
of grcat economic importance for the preservation of the
water supply and of local industries, but serve as an immense park which is visited annually by millions of people. Of thc total amount voted, $7,500,000 will be available for furlhcr purchases in the Airondacks and Catskills
where the Slate owns already 1,814.5511 acres of forests
and lakes, and $2,500,000 for the Highlands of the Hudson
''"������������ Canadian Forestry Association has taken up with
the governments of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Xew
Brunswick*, the question of introducing legislation looking lo make "fire permits" compulsory throughout these
The response met with has been favorable,
and wc hope lhal lhe legislation will be passed at (he
coining session. This wil praclieally make a "Dominion-
Wide I'crm'i System" for protection against fprcrst fires,
and vvill be a long step Inward lhe conservation of Canada's natural resources.
Owing to the growing scarcity in Wisconsin of wood
Suitable for making paper pulp, the Forest Products Lab
oratory has just completed a study  into the methods o9
barking, chipping, screening and baling of chips.   Labora
tory tests show that certain western woo
adapted  for manufacture  into pulp,  a
now under way between paper companies in Wisconsin /md
woods are admirably
and  negotiations ine
trainload shipments of chips to Wisconsin. It is/ estimated that some of these western woods can be cut into
chips, which, when dried and baled, can bc delivered to
the mitts in Wisconsin at a very small advance /iver the
cost of chips made from local timbers. Since tfherc is -*.
market for more than 300,000 cords of wood annually in
Wisconsin, an attempt to utilize western species appears
Worthy, of consideration in order to hold tho' supply of
wood for our American paper mills on Ameriq
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free of exbhange at
any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent per annum from the date of
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,
as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue
in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
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stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their
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SATURDAY.   JANUARY    1.1,    1917
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One of the Leading Private Hospitals
Of Western Canada is the Splendid
Institution at Grandview
One of the leading private bospitali
in Western Canada is located in Vancouver, llritish Columbia. The beautiful building in which this institution
is boused tops the bill in healthful
Grandview ami is mentioned in   the
ter am! baby, Xorth Vancouver; Mrs.
Wood, little Mi��s Wood and baby;
the Misses Myrtle, Alma and Ev4
I.owry. Mrs. Gibson ami baby; Mis-,
Mr-.   Xew ton  vvas assisted bv  Miss
The Grandview Hospital was founded four years ago and has been under
thc management of the present ma-
tromfor two years. Mrs. Newton is a
graduate of. the London Homeopathic
Hospital and a thoroughly experienced and highly-qualified trained nurse.
One of the features of the Grandview
Hospital i- its high elevation ami
pleasant environment.
1| With the telephone right at your hand, you
have only to talk when you wish to communicate
with someone at a distance. Every telephone is
a Long Distance telephone.
fl You can get three times the day period at the
regular rate between 7 p.m. and 8 a.m. Don't
trust to your memory to ring up.
H Arrange with Central, and make an appointment to talk at any time you wish.
One of the questions which have
attracted much attention in our Western country is the high rate of interest and the difficulty of the farmer in obtaining financial assistance in
the carrying on qf his work. As respects .mortgages the lowest rate of
interest iu Manitoba is seven per
cent. Higher rates arc paid in some
parts of that Province and in the
Provinces of Saskatchewan and Alberta. The terms of mortgages, top,
are deemed severe, repayment being
called for within a short period, usually five years. These conditions it
has been represented, operated harshly upon these farmers who desired to
raise money on their landed security.
As respects other credits, the grievance was thai the banking system,
while well adapted to assist the manufacturer and merchant, did not adapt
itself to tlie needs of the farmer, One
complaint much heard vvas that, under the branch bank system, the bank
managers in the smaller communities
bad not sufficient authority lo do business promptly, and bad to refer everything to offices far away.
In various ways efforts are being
made to meet these objections, and
thc indications art; that the desired
relief will, to a large extent,*bc given.
The representatives of the banks and
tbe farmers have been conferring at
Western points. It is believed that
the banks generally doing business in
the West will make a greater effort
to assist farmers whose character and
operations entitle them to favorable
consideration. With regard to mortgages, under the leadership of Hon.
Edward Brown, Treasurer of Manitoba, the Governments of Manitoba,
Saskatchewan and Alberta are cooperating in the preparation of measures under which it is expected that
the farmcrg will obtain money at six
per cent on the amortization system,
by which the specified small payments will cover both interest and
principal. The plan requires the cooperation of the municipalities and
tbe Provincial Governments with
"Rural Credit Associations" lo be
formed. Tliere may be differences
and criticism on the details, hut the
general plan seems to be regarded
with favor. Cheap money is not to
be expected now. These arc days
when nothing is cheap. Hut some
more favorable money conditions than
have hitherto prevailed are much to
be desired for the development of the
new lands of the West, and it is
gratifying to find the bankers and the
Provincial Governments cordially cooperating to bring them about.���Journal of Commerce.
Canadian Northern Railway
9.00 A. M. SUNDAY
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H.45 p.m.    Arrive    Chilliwack   .
11.00 p.m.    Arrive    Hope   ...
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.. .Arrive a.m. S.15
... .Leave a.m.    7.00
Full particulars may be obtained from any Canadian Northern Agent.
Phone Seymour 24S2
Pretty young mothers and babes at Reception held at Grandview Hospital
by Mrs. Margery Newton, Matron
directories as being located at 1090
Victoria Drive
Mrs. Margery C. X'ewton is thc
matron of the Grandview Hospital.
Tuesday of tllis week she held a reception and among the guests were a
score or more of former patients.
Tbe reception room vvas pleasingly
decorated witli evergreens and bunting and in one corner a tree loaded
with gilts for the children bad been
.\ visit to the operating room and
lhe wards of the hospital vvas interesting to the stranger. Here is a
private institution which seems to be
quite up lo the standard of the large
government-aided hospitals of the
city. In thc operating room, the
various appliances and fixtures fairly
shone, the whole room was spotless,
well aired and save for the faint odor
of what probably was chloroform, the
place was most inviting. Tbe linen,
the white enamel, the floors, the walls
all spoke of unsparing attention to
detail of the matron and ber efficient
staff. Tbe wards were well kept, well
aired. The furniture of the regulation hospital requirements vvas immaculate and all die appurtenances
were modem, Any patient here would
find comfort, care and cheerful and
sanitary  surroundings.
The guests began to arrive. And
what a galaxy of ladies. Each bad a
baby along And the strange part of
it is that when all the mothers and
tbe babies were gathered within the
doors of the house, not one baby
cried. Whatever the influence was.
we were not told. But the babies
seemed jusl as delighted with the affair as the mothers.
And as to the mothers, it was noticed that most of Mrs. Newton's
guests were young ladies���that is.
ladies under, say, twenty-nine years
of age. One was the wife of a captain who was away about bis country's business in far off Flanders. A
bright little boy just able to walk and
another boy in arms testified to the
fact lhat thc mother vvas doing her
duty by the nation at home.
According to the government register at the Grandview Hospital, over
ISO major operations took place during the past year. The patients came
from all over Canada and the United
States. There is one patieni there
now who came all the way from Ontario for treatment. Another who recently left the hospital came from
Winnipeg to be under the care of one
of Vancouver's more noted surgeons.
There have been patients from Montana and from other States in tlie
Middle West and patients from all
parts of Bri.ish  Columbia.
Some of the doctors who attend at
the Grandview Hospital from time
to time are such well-known leading
physicians and surgeons as Dr. McKenzie, Dr. Goosetrey, Dr. T. P. Hall.
Dr. Earnest Hall. Dr. Leitch, Dr.
Fewstcr, Dr. Aghew, Dr. Anthony.
Dr. Seldom Dr. W. C. McKechnie,
Dr. Moffatt, Dr. Hunter and Dr.
Among the guests who attended at
the reception were: Mrs. Burgess and
baby; Mrs. Barclay and baby; Mrs.
Dean and baby; Mrs. Gibson and baby; Mrs. Greening. Mrs. Loveday and
baby; Mrs. V. Manning and baby;
Mrs. (Capt.) H. McXamara, Master
Jack and baby; Mrs. McKeown, Mas-
ter Alfred and baby; Mrs. Morse,
Master Stanley and baby; Mrs.
(Capt.) Manson and baby; Mrs. Hen-
iv ]���'.. Smith and baby; Mrs. Stewart
and Master Joe; Mrs. Martin, Mrs.
Rowland Wright and baby; Mrs. Sal-
.'niiy Griffiths, Miss Dudley, Miss K.
Lee and Mi-- M. Emery. The matron
and ber staff were gowned in snow
while, with lhe dainty white nurse's
caps. The afternoon went along merrily and after tea the guests departed
delighted with the charming manner
in which they bad been entertained
by Mrs. Newton.
"The unexpected" ii the title to the
��� h which will be presented al the
Orpheum next week, featuring George
\a-h who ba- taken tl], with the fortunes of the two-a-day, and at a re-
-ult hat deserti d tin legitii late stage
for thai purpose. The playlet is
written by Aaron Hoffman, wb. has
bei devclo u'ng i i rt ol an ' ��. I len-
ry.     Mr.   .' - ipportefl  by  Julia
Ha>  and Company.    The play, as its
is  just   exactly   that
��� the unexpected.      There i- a "hi"
ind each claiming to be
they are not, each in reality a
crook.     I he   "I ni > pe ited"   happens
when, al the conclusion of (Jie sl etch
h to the surprise of the audii
the whi >le thing turns   ut to    ���
ly a rehearsal of a play,
Mme    Cliilsoi fhi    young
soprano soloist, in ten minutes of con-
i eit. .'.ill be a pleast ture. Mine.
Chilsi n-Oliman acrpiin tl hef nusi al
educati in abroad. She sang al the
| Ipera Comique, and at the Covent
Garden, London, 'Her principal successes, bow ever, have been in America, where she sang with the -New
York Symphony Orchestra, and
three others of the finest musical organizations extant.
Constance and Irene 1'arber. two
of the very best entertainers on any
stage, will be with the Orpheum next
week. "Entertainers par Excellence,"
ihey are called where they are known
best. 1'hey -ing. dance and exchange
some   very   bright   patter.     But   these
are the lea-l of iheir accompli-h-
ments, for it is their artistic achievements which makes them delightful
Laughter, a la carte is the offer ng
to be presented by Harry Lester Mason, as "The Waiter." Having removed the Janitor from bis basement
throne where be reigned so long. Mr.
Mason is attempting to popularize
the waiter. The table upon which bi-
repast is served positively groan'
with its load.
l'or-ter Ball ia coming next week.
in a character itudy, "Since the Days
of 61." lh- characterization of the
old soldier of the Civil War day- i-
jii-t as ir ie a- Wa: field'- Music Master. Mr, 11,ill assisted by Kerman
Cripps  c imhineS  humor  and   patio.-.
Howard's Animal Spectacle, a combination  of dogs  and  ponies,  offets
e. ille bil    in the
animal       gdom     Up  to the  present
time  tin eUm  bas  had  no  wi'e
performers,  but   next   week   Mij: ���  -
one of the best of iii- class,  will bi
here.     Each   of  his   wonderful   feats
the ' ������ ire  show -  that  his
-   no ble   pari   in   bis
-'��� "  ethi       ��� nd  novel   will
the   picture   offering   next    week,    in
��� ne   set   of  films   that   analyze    the
iman mi ei ei ts. The dances of
thc Malays in the Dutch settlement:
will als bi -' u. The wo.mcn never dai ������ ��� tl 'Ut wearing tlieir jewelry. A social musical programme
for the picture section will be rendered by the Orpheum orchestra of
ten piei   -
Honeer andstfisSuccessor
Western Canada. He bad always
been prominent in sporting circlea,
and on leaving Winnipeg was made
honorary life member ot three clubs
with which he had been closely identified, the Winnipeg Cricket Club,
the Assiniboine Curling Club and the
Winnipeg Golf Club. Coming to
Montreal in 1901 Mr. Baker, however,
frequently had the opportunity of
meeting his many friends in the
West. His finished courtesy and
charming personality gave him a
unique position in the Company,
quite apart from the responsible
executive offices which he held as
Assistant to the Vice-President
(l'.'iil-i 5), Assistant to the Presi-
deni I905-G8), and Secretary of tha
Co:;:;   :>:  and Assistant to the Presl-
OVER half a century of service,
as Lord Shaughnessy said In
announcing the retirement of
Mr. W. R, Baker from the secretaryship of tbe Canadian Pacific Railway,
entitles any man to well earned rest
and recreation. Fifty years ago the
CPU was still only a dream, but
be was even then connected In a subconscious way with the road, for the
Allan Line, whose Services Mr. Baker
entered iu 1886, has since been absorbed by the younger company, and
the Allans took active part In the
agitation for tbe building of tbe
transcontinental railway.
Walter Reginald Baker, who was
born In Yorkshire, England, In 1862,
was only thirteen years ot age when
he came lo Canada. He entered the
Allan Line service, and remained
there until 187:! when he was appointed local freight and passenger
bj,ent of the Canada Central Railway
at Ottawa. This railway, which was
absorbed by the C. P. R. In 1SS1, had
been Incorporated In 1861 to build a
railway from Lake Huron to Ottawa
via. Pembroke and Arnprlor. and
from Ottawa to Montreal. A further
connection with the idea of a transcontinental railway occurs in his appointment in the same year as joint
secretary with M. de Bellefeuille of
the original Canadian Pacific Railway Company, the charter of which
reverted to tbe Canadian Government Mr. Baker, however, temporarily left railway life In 1S74 to become A.D.C. and private secretary to
the Marquis of Dufferln. Governor-
General of Canada, from 1878 to
1881, he vvas assistant secretary to
the Treasury Board at Ottawa, but
when the famous Syndicate took up
the work of completing the construction of the Canadian Pacific Railway
he left the Government service and
joined this great enterprise as assistant to the general superintendent
and local treasurer of the Western
Division at Winnipeg He was thus
one of the actual pioneers of the
C. P. R.. arriving at Winnipeq on the
last day of February. 1SS1, In the
speeial sleeping car, which also
brought up from St Paul A. B.
8tlckney, General Superintendent-of
the Western Division; William Harder, Assistant Traffic Manager; C. O
fiutterfleld, Master Mechanic, and
Joel May, Superintendent. Three of
these were Identified more or less
vvith the St. Paul interests, whereas
Mr. Baker represented the Interests
al Montreal. On this occasion they
crossed the Red River on a pile
bridge, a permanent structure not
yet having been completed. Winnipeg at that time had a population of
just about 7.000, and the work of
building up the railway vvas commenced under distinctly primitive
conditions. These were pioneering
days In the West, and the C. P. R.
officials, owing to a fire which drove
them out of tlieir proper quarters, at
one time had lo do their business at
the corner of Portage Avenue and
Fort Street. In the basement of a
church, otherwise used as a Sunday
School. In 18S2 Mr Baker h.-d two
promotions, first as purchasing
agent, then as assistant to the general manager. The Manitoba and
North Western Railway, originally
an enterprise of the Allans, and absorbed hy th? C. P, R,. in 1P00. knew
him as general superintendent from
18.:. to 1 s;<2. when he became general
manager. "His assistance," said
Lord Shaughnessy "in straightening
nut the affairs of the acquired property was of material value, and his
other duties, many of them of an
important and confidential character,
were performed vvith singular zeal
and Intelligence."
During 1900 and 1901 Mr. Baker
filled the Importr.nt position of executive aeent of the C. P. R., to the
treat  satisfaction  of the  people  of
dent   (1908-19181,     The   royal   fain,
un the occasion of tlie several visits
Of the Prince and Princess of Walts
11 now King and Queen of England i,
'Prince Arthur nf Connaught, Prince
Kushimi, and the Duke of Connaught
as   Governor-Cieneri'l,   were   always
jenlrusled to ids charge with the result  that   he  is  a  CA* O.   aud  holds
many valued orders, such as that ot
I the order uf the Sacred Treasure, bestowed   by   the  Emperor  ot  Japan,
! while  he  is  also an  Esquire of the
Order of St. John of Jerusalem.
By a curious coincidence. Mr.
Ernest Alexander, who succee'.:.
Mr. Baker, is also a native of Yorkshire. Another point he has In common with his predecessor, namely, -a
keen appreciation of pictures, shown
by his membership of the Arts (Tub
of Montreal. Mr. Alexander is also
a member of St. James's Club. Kann-
vvaki Golf Club, and the Montreal
Curling Club. He vvas quite a la 1
when he came to Canada, snendin-
most of his early days in Hamilton.
Ontario, where he went to school,
and then entered servic e wiih tli'*
Grand Trunk Railway Company. In
1893 he became secretary to Sir
William I then Mr.) Van Ilnrne.
President cl the Canadian r...if.c
Railway. When Sir William was
succeeded by Mr. (now l-Ord)
Ishaughnessy, Mr Alexander remained in the president's office, continuing in various capacities until July
I'm!. !I'l"!., when he vvas appointed to
till tiie office of assistant treasurer.
jOn August 20th. 1912, he was malt
: to-plif-tnt secretary of the Crnvany.
' and T.ls portfolio as secretary be^an
I oa January  1st, 1917. /
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SATURDAY,   JANUARY   1.3.    1917
'   < )nr Suit and < .vercySt \ allies :ct $15 to $35 arc mi
surpa   nl, the products of the-best Canadian
. plus the finishing touch of our
iiwii tailors,
Men's Furnishings
' In this department also wc carry the leading lines
ui' dependable merchandise. .Men's Hats by Stetson,
Christie, and Borsalino; Underwear by Stan field:
Shirts by Cluctl. Lang, etc. Your money's worth or
your money hack.
The White Slave Traffic Inaugurated in
Occupied Belgium by the Germans
An Interview with the Minister of Justice for Bel
ideal-  and   in   respecting  every  con-
vietio . ;  ilitical  or  patfio-
tic,    vv;!  they,  dn   i   ..-: .  give   "inch
evid        ��� ���   ���, fl igrant   dupli-
Mr. J
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into, as chair-
The Merrie Mania of Miss
Merrie Holt
Continued from page 4
trellis with a rush, her hand upraised. "Stop! This marriage, canned be! This man is my husband!"
"Everybody register surprise! Stack
it on!" cricj the director. "All right:
that's all, Camera. Now we'll take
that rough stuff between the villain
and the best man." ���
"So that is the way they do it."
thought Merrie, watching llie bride
and her party walk back to the automobiles. I could look more tragic
than Miss Owen did. She didn't look
as if she cared such an awful lot."
Miss Owen locked arms with a
young man who had not been in the
picture aud then wandered away into
the garden.
"They are the worst pair of spoons
1 ever .aw," observed the camera
man, looking after them with a smile.
"I'll fire 'em if they don't quit
strayin' off," Barham growled.
Another scene vvas rehearsed and
taken and then the camera man seemed struck with a horrible th,night. He
examined his machine and mopped
his brow. "Say. Mr. Barham, I did
c fool trick. We got to take this
and the wedding scene over again; 1
haven't got 'em "
After a torrent of words suitable to
the occasion Barham called, "Come
mi back, people, We're taking the
wedding over again. Everybody hustle, for there's a change coming in
the light."
Then he had lhe last scene re-enacted. The wedding party formed
again and was ready as soon as the
camera had done with the others.
"Let her go, Camera," ordered
Barham, an anxious eye on the'sky.
Merrie opened her mouth to call
out that Miss Owen was not there.
and then she had a grcat idea. Why
not? Miss Owen was far down the
road, the light might change before
she could get back and the picture
must bc taken!
She got up, for llie mimic parson
had begun his Question. The instant
came and, unhesitatingly, with her
face full of grief and determination
she burst onto llie scene from behind
thc honeysuckle. "I forbid this marriage! lie is my husband! lie is
married to me!" She flung her arms
out tfppealingly and fell at the astounded bride's feel in highly dramatic and effective -iv le,
!'l'ine! Greatl" crowed Barham.
"Say, whoever you are and Wherever
you come from you have cetrainly got
the goods."
"I'm awfully glad you think so,"
said Merrie. sitting up, "I'm looking
for work and I'll be glad if you will
give it to me.
"Yotl are hired for the rest of ihis
picture. The part begins with this
"Oh," Merrie's face clouded. "I���
1 just wanted to show you whal I
could do. 1 don't want to take the
part avva3' from Miss Owen."
"Never mind her. She ought to be
��� ���ii lhe job. Pile right into the machine wilh the rest of the girls; we've.
got to boil right along to the studio."
"One part more or less will never
hurt Owen," said the little bride
kindly and fylerrie.'s heart sang glory
At the studio tliere was light and
lime for one more scene. Merrie
looked with all her eyes and listened
with all her ears and she did her part
in it acceptably.
"You're; on my payroll, girlie," said
Barham, and patted her in a fatherly
manner; "come along to the office."
Merrie Holt walked on air to the
car which would take her to Los An-
geleS. She found a scat outside and
snugged up close to the rail. What
glorious luck she was having.
"Why, Miss Holt," exclaimed the
young man who sat down beside her,
"fancy meeting you here!"
It was Bruce Archer.
"This." laughed Merrie as they
shook hands, "is simply the crowning
bit. I'm perishing to talk to someone
I- know. 1 want to brag and brag and
brag. I'm a moving picture actress!
I've got a job! I've had my picture
taken for the screen! I've landed and
I believe I'll make good!"
"By Jove, you're all right. Cqn-
grats and all that sort of tiling. How
did you do it so soon? Did you have
a note to somebody?"
"N'o. I found out that one must
have gall in this business, so I got
some and used it."
"Well, 1 had a little pull," said
Bruce; "I had a letter to one of the
direcors; he look me on and I'm to
begin tommorrow,"
"I'm so glad if you want to be an
actor. 1 know Imw it is. Why it's an
ache like toothache. How did tlie
plasterer's case turn oul?"
"Oh, I won it and left the town lhe
same day. Dad said he thought it
was better to have a would-be Movie
actor iu the family than an actual ambulance chaser. Speaking of gall; do
you think thai I would have too iniicli
if I asked vou lo have dinner wilh
me  tonight?"
"Considering that you arc my attorney, I think not. Besides, wc are
partners in iniquity, I was glad I"
get thai five hundred dollars, but it
was a rank hold-up, just thc same."
"A rank hold-up," repeated Archer
happily, "on my side, loo."
"Ilul." they said in concert. "I had
to get inlo the Movies somehow."
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'. CflO DE i'ARIS publisln
i'i its editl'Ui ofj   n'i "'   , ll
folio ������ ing inti rvn ' ���     '. Cartoi
de   U iatt,   iln-   1;' Igiim   M iuii ter
In- ice, en   ei uin : i..���   removals, i i
P<u lation i and compjilsorj   ivork imposed  upon  numerous   Belgian  civilians by the high German authority.
It is only loo true, declared Mr.
Carton de U'iurt, that the German authority is actually proceeding in Belgium, throughout lhe whole military
area, to veritable raffle's of men which
are a reproduction but on a still larger scale of the crimes perpetrated a
few months ago, under the pretence
of agricultural labor to bc done, in
the invaded regions of France. About
the middle of October, a decree bearing the signature of the quartermaster
General Von Sauberziveigg, was posted in our Ilainault and Flanders Communes. That decree stipulates that
all persons who are able-bodied and
who have recourse, themselves or
their families, to "other people's aid"
may be forcibly compelled to work,
even outside of their own domicile.
The decree further states that any refusal to submit to this obligation,
shall be subject lo a penalty of tliree
years' imprisonment, as a maximum,
and of a fine of 10,(KK) M��� or to one
or the other penalty only.
'I'o fully realize the abominable character of such a compulsion, it must
be remembered that, owing to the departure of so many Belgians whom
their military obligations have kept
away from their homes for more than
two years already and to lhe almost
complete standstill of our industries
and manufactures, one-third of our
population are being assisted by the
Relief Committee. The latter, with
the co-operation of the Belgian Government and of the Allies add the intervention of both Spain and the United States, are taking upon themselves an enormous obligation which,
stricto jure, should be-exclusively assumed by the occupying power.
As soon as this notice had been
duly posted, our fellow citizens whom
the decree concerned were summoned
in throngs at a time, in Coiirtrai, in
Ghent, iu Bruges, in Termonde aud
in Alost, and in several other localities, to the barracks, warehouses and
empty mills and factories. Those
who did not willingly answer the summons were seizedjind arestcd in their
lodgings and forcibly conveyed lo the
official rendezvous. For the city of
Ghent alone, they numbered almost
3,000 people, composed not only of
workmen, unemployed or not, but also of numerous clerks and petty dealers and employers. They were all
examined, looked over and manipulated, one after thc other, just as if
they had been on a genuine slave
market. The less robust were eliminated and put aside. As to thc rest,
they were required to sign a document, all printed in German, by which
they engaged themselves to work under orders of thc German authorities. All the means of ordinary pressure were resorted to: incarceration,
threats, deprivation of freedom and
of food, and various other acls of
brutality. They refused, in spite of
Iheir refusal, they were carried off
and deported to unknown destinations. Every one of them was authorized lo provide himself with a small
bundle of clothing and a porringer.
The official notice giving them thai
|information added, textually an admirable irony! "Cash vvill be allowed
lo be taken also."
Long lines of trains all packed to
the doory. thus went across Belgium.
running in an eastern direction. And
all along the railroad lines these brave
people, who had thus been pulled
I away from their homes, under the
menace and force of the German bayonets, from their homes, from their
families and from their native land,
could be heard singing in a chorus,
and never seemingly growing weary,
lhe Brab.inconne, and the Vlaamsche
Lceir.v (the Lion of Flanders'), the
first verses of which ��� I translate
them from the Fleming���are by themselves aione, most characteristic:
'They will not have him, our proud
Lion of Flanders!"
An Admirable "Scrap of Paper"
Now see, says to us Mr. Carton de
Wiart, here is among several other
similar documents a small note scribbled in lead pencil, and signed by one
of these workmen. It vvas thrown
by which from a car window while
the train was passing through a village in the Brabant. And in its
plainness and consciousness, this
"chiffon de papier" (scrap of paper)
contains a moral fineness which, in
my opinion, rises far above all the
pride of the German Kultur;
"Vbor ile  I) i ,
".:,..���   I   id i ���    i,
ze'tteh.    I.i .<���   Vlbert,
-i -I "
Thai i- :
mans, uei er!   And I 11
paper   for   them!     Lotl]    livi
.1     ol iln- Belgian '"
(i dear, the brave p. ople!   We may
well   he   proud   of  them,   and   :d
our communal magistrates nf whom,
some day. lhe vvli.de world will know
lhe   full  heroism  and  patriotism,
A Fine Standard ol Burgomaster
To rite but one example, 'here is
what took place in Bruges: The Burgomaster of that town, the Count
Amedcc Visart de Bocarne. is over
eighty years of age. Ever since 1866
he represents his beautiful city in lhe
Belgian parliament, When llie invasion reached Bruges in mid October, 1914, this "master of the city"
justly Surrounded by the veneration
of all, gave an answer which fully
portrays him through and through.
He waited for the foe al his post,
dignified and ready for all events.
The German officers br.utally summoned him, pointing their "brownings" under his nose as an argument.
"1 beg your pardon," then said.Count
Visart, who has the charming manners of a Seigneur of the old regime.
"I beg your pardon, gentlemen! Vou
arc the stronger ones, You can, if
you so desire it, have me shot. But.
considering my age and my position,
I demand that all Ihis be done vvith
due politeness."
This man, so high-spirited, who had
thus shown from the very first day
of the occupation, thc contrast which
distinguishes a civilised man as compared with- the individual who be-1
licves he is one, did also refuse, when
they were asked from him a few
weeks ago, to deliver the lists of his
fellow citizens who were being aided
by the public relief organizations.
This refusal caused him to be put in
confinement, together with his aldermen. Besides the cily of Bruges was
sentenced to pay a fine of 100,000 M.
for every day of delay. An ober-licu-
tenant. by thc name of Rogge, who
is, so it appears, in civilian life, burgomaster of Schvvcrin. was appointed
to fill the place of Count Visart. This
personage immediately took possession of the lists and, under his orders, hundreds of Bruges workmen
were arrested. They were crowded
into waggons and cars, whilst the women and children, massed around the
departing trains were being brutally
beaten back aud scattered hy thc patrols. - Conveyed at first at a certain
distance from Bruges and compelled
to  work  at  the  construction  of new
Their Real Object
icfi an Infi
iiate   that   if  these   unfori
I i   the
���     l     i lif.thc
ri 1. lias tried to
people v.'ef'i ��� ils  >.��� poi le '.   il
r ttlfir bwti welfare and in o
i" md  r:i���,..   them  tq  the rusi   of
Idli in--.-.      Vhd   I ��� ��� I ��� -   im
mediately    loll,,..,,1    ,nii   and   !���
a - a oflofui sii li an Tmpudi nl explanation,
As a  matter oi fact these crimes
find (heir inspiration iu Ihe same case
as did the 'bluff" imagined lo culi-i
forcibly the Poles in the Gentian army.    It is iln   case created iu Ger-I
many by lhe increasing deficiency of,
its effective forces. 'Tlie German stall j
try to make up for it by replacing
by Belgian manual labor,.whose technical value is well known bul to whom
no other right is granted except that
of obeying German workmen who
can thus be detached and sent off to
the front. This odious and supreme
expedient'the more so the progress
of their wearing oul thai il rudely
contradicts their political tactics. How
is il possible lo conciliate such acts
with lhe hypocritical pretention which
the German Chancellor did solemnly
announce in his speech of April 5.
1916, when he stated: "Germany will
not abandon to latiuization the Flemish people so long enslaved." Does
he imagine he can "Germanize" them
hy violence? If he ignored il before
the war, though the his I ny of our
past national life ought to have taught
it to him���he must know today that,
as much as the German spirit is servile in the presence of force, so much
more indomnitable remains the Belgian soul. Every effort attempted to
Demi it only contributes lo develop
in it the springs of resistance and of
reaction. And, now, al the very moment tliat they were flattering themselves of practising I ib not know
what kind of manoeuvres of allurement upon the Belgians of Flemish
language, our .foes have found the
means of further exasperating rage
and hatred in Ihe minds and in the
heurts of the Flemings. This contradiction alone suffices to demonstrate
their'moral and political disorder.
And  the  Other Neutral  Nations
As far as lhe neutral nations arc
concerned, it is probable tliat the
Germans do flatter themselves that
they have so wearied their indignation or discouraged their c mtempt
that anything and everything may
now be permitted them to do. But
here again they lure themselves. For,
now, this is a crime which cannot bc
excused by the blindness and the passion which accompany actual and
real military operations. And, for
my part, I refuse to believe thai, even
in the most neutral countries, honest
ii was decided lo proceeq mime*
diatel} v. i;h the incorporation of a
i impany with an authorized, capital
"��� 0,000 foi tlie purp.o e ������> publishing a high class National Weekly
to i.c dedicated io the intciests of
the Dominion of Canada, and lo
s'tartd   for   the   preservation   of     the
rlc Presbyterian church in Canada a- one of the greatest1 of Nati n-
al   interests,    .\>-ur:c' ��� ��� slipi Di t
for the proposed paper, ami Mib- ri|
tions to the capita) st icli oi '������<���
company lo he incorporated ior its
publication, were received from all
quarters of ihe Dominion. Pending
the publication of ihc first number
thereof, it was decided to issue a
"Messenger" at regular intervals, for
the purpose id expounding, in a -\j*
tcmalic manner, the cause of t
Presbyterian churcdj.
The sole object of thc Association
is to preserve the Presbyterian
Church in Canada. It was clearly
realized that that object could not
bc accomplished except by taking effective steps to that end. The measures, therefore, proposed to be talc-
en by the secessionist minority of
thc Church, to extinguish the historic Presbyterian Church in Canada will be met in an appropriate
manner. No illusions are entertained as to the gravity of the situation
and no hysteria prevails on the subject. Thc committee, backed by an
increasingly powerful Association,
absolutely united on this question,
will prosecute quietly but with fixed and unalterable purpose the
duties laid upon it, whatever may
be involved.
Messrs. BJake, Lash, Anglin &
Cassels. of the city of Toronto, and
Messrs. I atleur. MacDougall & Mac?
FarlailC of Montreal, were retained
as the legal advisers of the Association to deal vvith the situation as thc
occasion may require,
Chairman  of  meeting  and  first  vice-
president of lhe Association.
December 7th,   1916.
Classified Advertising
trenches,  the  poor men  who  refused  people  wilt remain  indifferent, to the
to perform such a labor were completely deprived of food of any kind
and many of Ihem had the heroic
courage of holding out, in spite of
this punishment, for two and even
three days! Thousands of our compatriots have thus been already pulled away from their homes. Where
arc they?   When will they return?
Flagrant Duplicity
This   new   crime   violate-   jusl   as
brazenly   the   principles   of   individual
liberty and of the Civil Code as welt
as  lhe  rules  of  the   Law  of  Nations,
Article 23 of the Hague Regulations
of l'NI7, expressly forbid.- anv bclig-
gerenl to compel the natives of the
adverse party I" take part in the war
operations directed against Iheir own
country. Among the pieces of work
to which some of our compatriots
have been forced to give their labor,
we know thai there are many, especially in Antwerp, Bruges, in Menin,
which directly concern the military
operations; fortifications, routes,
trenches. But. even supposing that
thc works they are compelled to perform in Germany have thc appearance
of industrial labor, is it not evident
that, in the present war of our days
where after the saying of Lloyd
George, "Every mine is a trench, every factory is a rampart," the restraint imposed upon our population
is "a violation of the regulations assented to in 1907 by all the civilized
Wilt they consider applying this
restraint or compulsion to tile zone
of civilian government as well as to
the military area? Will tbe German
Chancellor, who declared on August
4, 1914, that his government would
be eager to repair the injustice it had
committed by violating the Belgian
neutrality, and Governor von Bissing,
who proclaimed, on July 8, 1915, his
readiness to administer the occupied
territories in conformity with the
Hague Conventions, "without demanding from anyone to give up his
revival and to the aggravation in the
midst of twentieth century, of the
methods which were practised ill
times of yore by tlic barbarian pirates and the African traders. Such
a (neutrality, to repeat Roosevelt's
expression, would disgust Pontius
Pilate himself. Humanity has not
ceased to be human. In spile of all
we still tiusl in Inr
A meeting of the General Committee of ihe Presbyterian Church
Association, hugely attended by
members from various parts of the
Country, was held on Tuesday and
Wednesday December' 5 and 6, in
the cily of Toronto.
The meeting vvas held to consider
the present situation iu its various
phases and to complete thc orgam-
zalion of thc movement. Since the
adjournment of the Presbyterian Convocation some six weeks ago, the
jlask of Working out the details of
the organization had been receiving
lhe attention of the officers.
Principal Fraser of the Presbyterian Theological College of Montreal,
the President of Ihc Association, was
present in person at the Tuesday sessions of thc meeting. Letters and
messages of encouragement and support were received from representative quarters throughout the country from the Atlantic to thc Pacific
coasts. An Executive Committee
was formed to carry on the affairs of
thc Association. Mr. James Turnbull
of tor on to, was appointed chairman
of the executive committee, and Mr.
James Rodger of Montreal vvas appointed  the deputy chairman.
Sub-committees were also formed
as follows, viz.: On finance, with Mr.
C. S. McDc raid. Toronto, as chairman; pn publicity, with Rev. Dr.
Eakin, Toronto, as chairman, and on
legal   questions   aud  measures,   with
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