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Vol. IV, No. 35���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
��� ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������-: $150,000 to assure comforl for his declining years of
��� ���   life.    No doubt Mr.   i urn. r has been an average public
��� rTilf/NfM A. ���     ^K.*%ifc.tt^^fc.l������S,S,'rv:i"1 M fillam*'' """'M,;' M Premier and as agcnt-gen-
, jr ni TifiB I Al  [jPINIi jNSi "'' l"""" "",ri*t!,a" :""���;'��'-������ ��� ������-��� '�����* h���� ���������en paid t���r
��� LUI I Xs/l I KHHsU ^yi   II ��1>/I"*/b  his services, by receiving 150 years' average wanes for 30
��� ���   years'  work.    In  business  he  didn't  prove  himself  to be
��� ������������������������ ��� " above ,lu' avera8c'    "'* official career commenced after
��� ���������������    ��������������� )H. |u���i |)ass,.,| |,js prjn]e  Sl, i, ,.,.,���,,,,, |)L, co,,tended that
he spent the best  year- of his life in  the public service.
"                                     Editor i ,,,. . '
 , .    'Here are a large number of persons m the province re-
i.UOnCr.   M.   MUIIHAY
"The truth nt nil tlmm firmly Minds
And nIiiiII from nee to n^c endure."
SSL'MIM'i that the sacking nf the present agent-
general of Hritish Columbia in London is accomplished  and  Sir  Richard is  installed at  the new
premises  in   Regent  Street,  how  will   Sir   Richard
.ut in his time?
In the best of times the position was one which scarcely
ceivnig pensions of from $25 to $100 a month for a  few i shut down the drink during the war.    I never thought that
''Let us have prohibition for the war.   Wc shall not save
all the ��170,000,000, but we shall save a very large part of|
it ill actual money.   And we shall save in other ways. Drink j
is good food gone wrong.    Misconduct will generally disappear.   Look at the amazing response of the Police Court THE   "AGED  AGENT-GENERAL"  has  stated  to  the
figures   to  every   new   restriction   on  drinking.    Teetotal | newspapers that lie cannot afford to give up his post,
fanatics are said to bc restless people.    But we should all ��>    ��    *
be the better for a little more restlessness in applying our
energies to the war. A patriotic public man said to the
writer recently:   I am absolutely convinced that we must
i years   service, who were simply politicians holding offic
long enough to gel a pension."
SIR RICHARD AXD the Hon. W. J. B. cawn't afford to
have the aged Mr. Turner retain his post.
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SOME OF THE English people always did suspect that
we young Canadians are awfully rude���don't respect old
age and all that sort of thing.
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HE State of Washington went dry on Xew Year'
I should come to this conclusion, but I have. 1 should like
to seea solemn league and covenant formed among all
patriotic men and women on sporting lines to get prohibition, If the condition of membership were that wc must
all gel drunk when peace is signed, I would agree to it.' IzP _T W0RRY. M'R- TURNER, there is always the
|Wi must apologise for the flippancy, but the meaning be-  0ld Folks Home at Kamloops.
hind it is clear and sound.    We want prohibition, not he-
day.   Possibly to dampen tlie ardor of Vancouver
dry-, lhe  PROVINCE the next day printed a specially prepared story which told of the havoc which
look ti]) the time of a very old man.    In these days, what   prohibition i- supposed lo have brought to Seattle. [Kaiser has today are Scotch whiskey, Irish whiskey, F.ng
work will "there be for a vigorous, young politician; little       Alter telling of tlie thousands win. are out of work and   |js|,  ;i|,.   an(] Canadian-kill-at-forty-rod
better than forty years of age? j starving to death because of the cutting off of John Barley-
It would be a saving of-ntohey if the agent-general's i corn, the PROVINCE devotes a paragraph l" a pen pic-
office in London were closed until after tlie war ami moved ture ol a certain section of the citizenship of Seattle as it
to the city of Xew York. appears in a state of sobriety, as follows:
Every'annual statement issued by Canadian banks this! "These men, known as'beer swipes'and saloon'lice,'who
year points out that Xew York has supplanted London as;bavc been intoxicated everj day for years, from the drinks
the money centre to which Canadians musl go for their  given them by the'live ones,'are now in a stati of horrible
cause wc are fanatical teetotalers, but because we want to
win the war."
There   is   little   doubt   bul   that   the   stoutest   allies   the
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IT WILL BE remembered that Alderman Mclleath took
the stump against the C.N.R. agreement whereby the railroad took over False Creel,. ||t- is the man who causes
all the trouble when the railroad magnates try side-stepping from their agreement.
sobriety.   Their liquor has been snatched away from them,  bridge, advised lhe officers of the  Dominion  Trust  Coin-   .
id   ik   il
EOPLE who have been watching the drift of public   MclM-' \-t-i|   uiin ii   \t \ ic i: i ., ���
, ,     ,.     ,    .        , .       .ne i.i..\ i 11   uuu.ii   -\i.\isl-.  a  good  mayor this  year.
ail.ins   in   British  Columbia   during  lie   past   lew   yni  ,,..,,.  .������>_,   ,i,,-,,i ���   ,     ,��� .", , *,,  ,
,    ,   ' U\ext  year  were  thinking  ol   supporting  Alderman   Gale
years  will  remember  how  .Mr.   W.    .   Bowser,  as i *nr ���,.,,.,,r    u,. :,. ., ,. ,.,. m.  i��� i    ,���
| tor mayor.    I le is a \ ei \  bkclv  I.,'��� k111u man
head ot lhe legal firm of Bowser,  Reid and  Wall-
is    *
ustomei   pany, and how Mr. Bowser as Attorney-General of British
j T. I*,. MOODY, candidate for license commissioner, is an
There is money in Xew York today by the millions which   bill their thirst remains and the craving for til
- available for investment i��� British Columbia.   There is  supply bf alcohol gnaws at their vitals unceasingly.   Even I Columbia,  allowed   the officers  of   the   Dominion   Trust I amDlt'��Jls anf Patent gentleman,    lie ran last year and
���it one cctit in London for investment in anv pari of Can-  tbe big.policemen, who have for years despised these men������ I.Company to do pretty much what they  liked regardless P?"    f C    , ' ,.        'S *' success '*"  -1--" profession and if
.,    , ' '                                elected to the.license board would undoubtedly make hitn.-
tda, and there will nol.be until after the war. | the dregs of humanity���pity iheir sufferings.   'The padded
Sir Richard says that he will make the agent-general's cell will be full of the poor devils, declared one detective
iffi.ee the "clearing-house for Hritish Columbia business." \ as he watched the 'stewbutns' ill their torment. Not only
Unfortunately, the business which will pass through this have these men been deprived of their liquor, but they
-learing-li'ouse"untll"aflcr the war will be one-way busi- have lost their homes. For years they have obtained shel-
iiess. Sir Richard's ability as a lawyer may be tested in ter in the saloons along Jackson and Washington streets,
answering queries of anxious investors in Port Mann, dozing in the day time aound the stoves, and spending the
Dominion Trust, Fort Salmon, Steel City and other ven-' few hours during which the places were closed on the
Hires which had the assent of his government. j streets.    Xow  their  homes   are  closed  for ever  and   they
The things of the past cannot be recalled, but the future have no place to go.
can be prepared for. No better move could be made by A few���very few���of the old saloons have turned into
the people of British Columbia today than to put a shrewd, j soft drink emporiums and serve near beer and a beverage
straight, clever business man in charge ol" an office in the ; known as the staff of life. 'It looks like beer, it foams like
city of Xew York where information regarding the possi- beer and it tastes like���prunes," one old man, sober for
bilities of British Columbia might be given out and where the first time in years, whined, as he asked for shelter in
reliable advice might be given to prospective investors.      | jail."
The people  of  the  United States have lots of money |
these days.    There are millions in New York and Boston j    "Beer swipes," "saloon lice," "stew bums!"
for investment in British Columbia if the people of British I*    Prohibition roofs"these poor devils out and brings the
Columbia only awake  to a  realization  of their  own  im-| light and the air to them.    These are the cripples whose
nense resources which, despite the efforts of Sir Richard] bones   have  been  broken   by   King  Barleycorn.    This  is
IMiride and his people, are not yet all alienated: the scum, the refuse, the offal  in which arc cultured  the
We ought to cut out some of this political pensioning germs which corrupt and degenrate.
and attend to business. I     These  fellows had  homes once���loving mothers, ajfec-
   .  j tionate  and  self-sacrificing   wives  and   bright,     innocent
I daughters.    The mothers are dead of broken  hearts,  the
THE MACHINE IS BEING OILED UP wives are in the refuge homes or jails and the daughters
THAT certain influences within the Conservative i are-some of them���where daughters beset by poverty
party are at work in the civic contest which is this i may find relief easiest in a wine-snaked, wide ope,, town,
week at its height, is not even denied by the res-' God created man just a little lower than the angels,
ponsible men in the party. | Herc is man fa,lc" J"st a ,,uk* lower than thc l"';*sls'
The plan is lo try out the chariot now. If she works: Surely, though the business balance in Seattle may bi a
Wdl, many things may happen in the Provincial field. If I trifle disturbed, the city will be fully compensated by thc
the old car doesn't go well many things may not hagpen removal of institutions which turn citizens ol the I lilted
in the larger sphere. I States, where all men are supposed to be equal, inl" such
The public is indebted to Mr. Patrick Donnelly for his i monsters as "beer swipes." saloon lice" and "stew bums."
letters to the  press drawing attention  lo the activities of i u "" '
the machine in the present election, particularly ill the coii- j SHIP-BUILDING IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
tests for the License and School Hoards and the Mayoralty j ^^ TH0MpS0N   ,���,..,,      C1��� ,������ lhl. ,,.,,���
All ratepayers who place the good ol  the City ahead of I R/|   f..m     . ^^   ,_.,..,,   ������,  ^.^ |h|p |]U||.i.|.>
wrote  a  letter  to  the   PROVINCE   some  days
ago ,m the ship-building question���a letter which
should  be   read   by   all   interested  in   lhe   development  of
parly  will  likely, as a  result of  Mr.  Donnelly's  warning
inform themselves more fully as to the integrity and af-1
filiation, of all candidate! before going to the polls upon
��� lection day.
I the la
Mere is another case  where Mr.  Bowser both proposes
j self felt.
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| ALDERMAN ROGERS, of Ward 8, weighs more than any
When   the   Bullion   Mine  at  Quesnel   Forks  was  taken! .'.,    ' 'V    ,     ..',   '  " "" "��� ''cgus ...ore mar. ;
.   , ., . , . ,   . two candidates in the field and looks much the part of
ivvav Ir  in its rightliil owner bv an American claim jumper,   . , ,   . '
HON. .1. II, TURNER, the "aged agent-general," has
sent a pathetic message ta Canada. "It will be
hard if they kick me out," says tlie former premier
of British Columbia.
Thi- language suggest! the idea underlying the great
,"'stcrs which ihe Dominion Government Annuity Department used io paste about thc city on lhe hoardings���*
"too old���kicked 'lit over the hill- I" the poor-house."
"ith suitable illustrations,
It is sad that practical politics demand tlie removal of
the lion. Mr. Turner. Had this blow Come earlier in his
career as agent-general. Mr. Tinner would not feel it
as much, lie has been long enough in thc Old Land,
however, to become thoroughly innocillatcd with the Old
Country way of doing things. Thus his being "kicked
"it," as he'puts il. conns all lhe hauler.
In the columns of a bright paper published in Xew Denver, B.C., the SI.OCAX RECORD, we are given a new
ingle of the agent-general problem. It will be remembered
tliat Premier Bowser, in discussing the removal of Sir
Richard, had the following to say:
"It is quite untrue to suggest that there was any friction
ii any time with Mr. Turner. The terms of his retirement
will be brought in a statute which I will bring down at the
next, session of the legislature. 1 may add that they arc
perfectly satisfactory and very liberal. Mr. Turner's many
'hi friends in this province will be glad to know that ample
'provision has been made  for bis declining years."
Commenting upon this, thc SI.OCAX" RECORD presents a side of the case which will find favor with the large
mass of the people of the Province:
"Just so. The terms will be 'perfectly satisfactory and
very liberal.' If he had been a prospector or farmer or
business man, who spent the greater part of his life in developing the resources of the province, and had met with
reverses in his old age, he would, after signing his little
possessions over to the government, be sent to the Old
Men's Home at Kamloops. For about thirty years of his
life Mr. Turner has been receiving annually from the province a salary equal to the earning power of the average
resident for five years, or 150 years' average salary. He
should have saved sufficient in that time out of upwards
I British Columbia industries.
Mr. Thompson is not of course satisfied with Premier
Bowser's plan to aid ship-building. Mis objections i ��� the
Bowser policy are worthy of consideration because Mr,
Thompson knows much of the ship-building and steel industry unlike many who are prepared to condemn the
Bowser policies" on general principles.
As regards the building of wooden schooners, Mr,
Thompson believes that it would be a straight waste of
money, while all other nations are building steel vessels.
Mr. Thompson says that Government assistance to the
ship-building industry should be proceeded With sl iwly,
ll the business cannot ne made a success by privati con-
cerns, then the Government cannot make a success of the
Encouragement to the manufacture of all raw materials
lhe rightful owner, Mr. R. I). Ward, went right to the
lawyers. One reliable firm gave him an opinion which was
favorable���that under the charter of the company the
concern need not pay any miner's license and that men
who planted stakes on the property were tresspassing.
Other firms were consulted, and among them the famous
firm of Messrs. Bowser, Reid and Wallbridge. And Messrs.
Bowser, Reid and Wallbridge gave Mr. Ward a written
opinion to the effect that he was the rightful owner of the
Ifullii,n Mine, that it was not necessary for him to pay the
usual miner's license, in view of the special character of
the charter, and that the American claim jumper should
he put off the property as a tresspasser.
Messrs. Bowser, Reid and Wallbridge gave Mr. Ward
Iheir opinion on this case from the law laid down in such
Mr. W. J. Bowser, Prime Minister of the Province of
British Columbia, head of the firm of lawyers known as
Messrs. Bowser, Reid and Wallbridge, acting as Prime
Minister, gives a decision absolutely and directly contrary
to the decision given as a private practitioner���and so
Mr, R. I). Ward is dispossessed of a mining concern worth.
possibly millions.
As a lawyer  Mr.  Bowser is directed by the law.
As a   Prime   Minister he  i- apparently directed by poll-1
tical expediency,
Al all ������wills, the claim jumper has possession of the
big mining property in dispute. And the world is told that
the right- of milling companies in British Columbia are
no more secure than iu Mexico���unless the company in
question get- to the government official���First.
MAT    Mderman   McBeath's   work   iu    the    past
at a public official  ha- not  heel   overlooked    by
the citizens "i Vancouver is plain from ihe splendid reception In  i- receiving at the meetings being
held  iu   the various wards.
While  his opponents, particular!)   the elderly contestants, have made great promises "i carving down expenditures at the Citj   Mall ii elected,   Mderman  McBeoth, as
chairman ol the Finance Committee, has actuall) a
plishcd va-t rcdui ti ms ol i tpetulituri i ii   tin   i irious dt
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1'. C. GIBBONS, is not a police constable as the initials
would lead one to believe. Me is a well-known east-end
business man.
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ALDERMAN WOODSIDE is a strong supporter of prohibition.
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KIRK IS ONE of the live members of last year's council. Had he not allowed his friends to bungle things for
him he would have been a strong mayoralty candidate.
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JOE  IS SAID to  have  the support of tbe    machine    in
Grandview���Joe Hoskins, wc mean.
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P.  DONNELLY,  by  bis  infernal  letters, to    the    press,
knocked over several  little  political  schemes.
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DR. LANG is a most desirable man for the School P.oard.
Decent people get behind .the doctor.   ���
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DR. BLACK is also a splendid type of man. Vote for Dr.
Black and encourage square, clean men to enter public life.
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ROBERT BICKERDIKE, M.P.. of Montreal, is going to
introduce at the next session of the Mouse of Commons,,
as usual, a bill to abolish hanging.
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THIS PARLIAMENTARIAN ought to use his energies
to put through a bill to stop thc sale and manufacture of
booze, In this way he would cut out capital punishment
by removing a vice which directly or indirectly is responsible for all murder.
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MR, BICKERDIKE IS one of those members of parliament win blindly votes with, the party boss on all questions of rial interest to ihe public.
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John Mildmay, M.A.. who write- often for the SATURDAY CHINOOK, i.- a cousin of Lord Rosebery.
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rHE   FIRST ARTICLE  Mr.  Mildmav ever wrote after
P��rtn��enti, an undertaking 'li maj .,1��� with ease be , , Amerka wag prjmed _;, lhe:B<Mton T .
promised a. all times .,������! ploccs where men run for public   ,, WM ;[ rcplj ,,, M arlu|.. ,_   ,,_.  .   NIunsterberg    Mil(,_
0t"cc. ,    ,    .        , may's  boldness  aroused  tin    ri   of many of the  learned
Alderman   McBeaths  sterling  work  during   tin   v..���c     peopk   ,������,,������_   Minimav wa   only ten years or so ahead
work.,  investigation,  In- honest and fearless  stand  .':'���".;        ,       . .,      ,���,.���.,,,  .,,,'.���',��� ,- ,
oi   ,ii-   time.    Munsteroerg    i t-  leaching  t.erman   kultur
all public questions since in  entered public life in  Van
comer, in.nk him a- a man worthy of the  highest con
sideration   when   the   many   candidates   conn-   before   thc
people w i t li in the next week,
produced in lhe Province should be the first consideration
of  the  Government,   Mr  Thompson  believes.    Then   ��,;Wp|ERE u0 THR y)AII.Y PAPERS HEAD IN?
would   have   the   finished   product  to  load   into   ships    ai
, . , - ,    ,        ,        ,",.   , ���., I     ��)>.      X i t ' N h   reading   the   new-   c, biiiiu-   oi   i   ,
product,   (he  turning  out  ol   which  has  benefitted  every,     ��
.    . . , .. .    T, I   /% paper- in.iv  tun   lhal there IS a municipal el
class ol citizen ol this Province. UA ���
... , ��� ��� ,   ��� i    .���      i . .,-,-    ,   :, M.   A contest on.    Bin Iron, ibe cln iria   loiiinn-
"If we have laith m our destiny let us manifest it by *�����   ~ , ,
,, . , . ,,  , ,i,��� lour paiieis no woe,   or hull i- di "ppe,   .i - lo vv ne i
doing something ourselves and not prating upon what the ,. , .  , ,.,
Government should do.   If it is not good business for the "" ��*����� ",:'">* candidates might make the belt man for ch.el
individual,  it cannot  be  good  business  for  the  Govern-   magistrate ol the city
ill ll    -���   'lavs and  Mildmay was wise to him, as we say in
!��       *      V
I BRUCE,     HI'     SOUTH   VANCOUVER,   is   running   for
reeve.    Like hi- great   forbear, he can get out before his
I followers and smite his chest and saj : "See approach proud
!���'''ward's power. Chains and Slavery."
nent," thus concludes Mr. Thompson.
NE of the arguments used by the enemies of prohibition  is that  the enacting of a  prohibitory  law
would be too radical and would be in line only with
the reactionary measures placed upon the statute-
books from time to time by tbe United States.
Listen to what the London SPECTATOR has to say in
behalf of the cause of the advancement of sobriety:
"Wc do not write as fanatics. We are not extremists
on the liquor question. We would not encourage any of
our most ecstatic correspondents to think that we denounce
an evil in itself. What we do say is that drink is a terrible
impediment in tlie way of winning the war. The brewer's
dray blocks the path of the ammunition wagon. Wc are
doubtful whether W-e shall win the war unless we consent
to the wholesale economy in drink which wc recommend.
Drink is an enervating and numbing drug for a nation that
would reach the top of its capacity for waging war.
Surely the daily papers are interested ill the welfare
of the cily ol Vancouver, Surely the election ol a mayor
is of interest to the fuliire welfare of the city.
"Independence" is a great card with the daily press. Vancouver's papers are to,, "independent" lor anything,
In the average city the editor ,,i the largest paper is
considered  to he  a  powerful  man  either  f6f  the  good or
evil of the town,   it i- possibly -" in Vancouver,   ['"allure
of the men of substance and weight I,, take a healthy
interest in municipal affairs often results iu a lot "I second
calibre men being sent Into the City Hall.
But bow devilishly active our newspapers become when
anything connected with railroad conns before the people.
WHEN HON. MR. TISDALL. Hon. Mr. Taylor and lion
Mr. Flumerfelt visited the Provincial Asylum, liny found
a man there who labors under the delusion that be is
Henry Ford. It is said that he wailed upon lhe ministers
and at great length advised them as to ways and means of
bringing about peace and harmony in the ranks of the
Conservatives of this Province.
line ot lilt' most popular women in Vancouver
is Mrs. Ethel Cody
Stoddard, known io thousands .is Lady Van.
The Saturday Chinook
will curry from week to
Week a column edited
by I.ady Van, who vvill
write upon things in
This week I.ady Van
is visiting Victoria and
other points on Vancou- /
ver Island, and next
week readers will he
given a story of her!
I.ady Van is an active member of several
leading women's organizations in the city, is
fully abreast with the
times and the Saturday ���
Chinook maoagement
have given her a tree
band to go ahead and
write what she likes a-
bout "things in general.*' TV/0
���     v    .
the shortest  word in  the  English  Ian-
Declaration  of  Independence  ol
character, and can remain ini-
.f tcm-
PubliBhed every Saturday at the Chinook  Printing House,
426 Homer Street. Vancouver.
Telephone   '..'. Seymour 470
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Second Class Mull  Matter.
Office   Department,  Ottawa,
To all points In Canada! United Kingdom, Newfoundland,
New Zealand and other Hritish  Possessions:
Postage to American. European nnu other foreign countries
$1.00 per year extra.
The  Saturday  Chinook   vvill  be  delivered  to  any   address
in Vancouver or vicinity nt ten cents a month.
Member ol' the Canadian Press Association.
The Saturday Chinook circulates throughout Vancouver
and the cities, towns, villages and settlements throughout
Pritish Columbia. In polities the paper Is Independent
Liberal.    We do not accept liquor advertisements.
.'Irealer Vancouver Publishers, Limited.
Xo  is  next  t
It is the concentrated
the human soul.
It is the central citadel
pregnable forever.
ll is the only path to reformation.
It is the steam gauge of strength, the barometer
perance,  the eleciric indicator of moral  force.
It is an automatic safety-first device.
It has saved more women than all the knights of chivalry.
It has kepi millions of young men from going over tbe
Xiagara  Falls of drunkenness, profligacy and passion.
It is the updrawn portcullis and barred gate of the castle
of self-respect.
It is tbe dragon that guards beauty's tower.
It is the high fence that preserves the innocence of the
Tt is the thick wall of the home, keeping tbe father from
��� folly, the mother from indiscretion, the boys from ruin and
I the girls from shame'
It is thc one word you can always say when you can't
think of anything else.
It is the one answer that needs no explanation.
The mule is the surest footed and most dependable of all
domestic animals.    Xo is the mule-power of the soul.
Say it and mean it.
Say it and look your man in the eye.
Say it and don't hesitate.
A good round "Xo" is the most effective of known shells
from thc human howitzer.
In the great parliament of life the Xoes have it.
The value of any "Yes" you titter is measured by the
number of "Xoes" banked behind it.
Live your own life. Make your own resolutions. Mark
out your own programme. Aim at your own work. Determine your own conduct. And plant all around those an
impregnable hedge of "Xoes," with the jaggedest, sharpest thorns that grow.
The No-man progresses under his own steam. He is not
led about and pushed around by officious tugboats.
'lhe woman who can say "Xo" carries thc very 'pest insurance against the fires, tornadoes, earthquakes and accidents that threaten womankind.���Dr, Frank Crane in the
"Great Divide."
We have carefully read the great manifesto of Premier
Bowser. He announces very boldly that he is going to
devote his attention to giving us a business administration, and at the same time admits what the Liberals have
always charged, that the past administration was not a
business one It is a great admission, especially as be has
controlled the past, almost as much as be thinks be will
the future. It is a very modest declaration and was perhaps more remarkable for what il omitted than for what
he promised, although he was very bold and generous iu
his promises.
The people of this province have been living on promises for lhe past twelve years and today are in a position lo put the proper value on them. I fe must be judged
by his past deeds and not upon promises. In the same
breath he intimates that railway promoters need not
look for more assistance, but admits that present railway
enterprises must be completed. In another breath the
agricultural credit bill must be put in operation and then
says that money is too dear, and we must wait until we
arc able to borrow money.
Almost tbe only thing we can give him credit for is that
he made the Minister of Mines a separate portfolio but
failed to discuss the problems that are vital to tbe success
of the milling industry. He failed lo mention anything
of a definite land policy and we presume he intends to
still support with our good money the bringing in of emigrants to further swell the ranks of the unemployed. Ile
did not tell us whether he would enforce the present land
law and compel the holders.of those large tracts of land
to live up to their agreements. Ile very boldly asserts
that the people by giving them their support at previous
elections have endorsed the mal-administratiou of this
The manifesto is a very clever attempt to draw the
minds of the people from past mis-deeds, and a promise of
better behaviour if be is given, another chance. Hut it is
by the past he will be judgeii, and that record it is the
duly of every elector to study before again giving him
and his obedient followers a new lease of life.���Merritt
The women's deputation to present the collosal petition
for the extension of the franchise to the gentler sex met
with a cordial reception from Premier Norris and other
members of the Government. The proceedings were i.l" a
formal character. The Liberal party had laid down that
upon a certain condition, a manifestation of a certain interest in the suffrage question, votes would be given to
women. The women have signatures enough and to spare
,an the franchise petition, and Attorney-General Hudson
announces that the women's franchise bill is in an advanced state of preparation.
Women will vote at the next general election in Manitoba, or at by-elections held from lime to time.
A member of Australia's House of Parliament was asked
the other day in Vancouver what the opinion was iu his
country with respect to the female franchise. His reply
was that it would be just as reasonable to ask what opinion
is with respect to the male franchise. Xo Australian or
New Zealander even entertainers a doubt as to the right
of women to vote.
At the centenary of the Norwegian Constitution, celebrated in Christiana in the summer of 1914, public men
were appealed to by suffrage workers for an expression
of opinion on the consequences of giving the vote to women;., for it was thought such testimony might have an
effect on the numerous American voters of Norwegian
extraction who were soon to pronounce on tbe issue in
several oi the States. The answer was that the question
had long since passed beyond the pale of discussion, and a
Norwegian statesman, arguing on the right of women to
vote, would feel as foolish as an American if he were to
discourse on their right to learn to read or to go about in
pifblic unveiled. Less than a quarter of a century had
elapsed between the first demand by a few pioneers and
the granting of political rights to women: half a decade
had sufficed to make the new order accepted as a matter
of course.
And so it will probably be in Canada. Manitoba leads
the way in the enfranchisement of women. Other provinces
will follow, also the Dominion at large. As the provincial lists are used for Dominion elections, it remains for
some gallant, progressive member of the House of Commons to move for the full acceptance of the Manitoba
lists, women and all.
Tbe hope of every citizen is that the women vvill endeavor to maintain a spirit of independence, and place
home and province and Canada before Ihe miserable Grit-
ism and Toryism that has so long demoralized the majority
of the men voters of this Dominion.���Winnipeg Tribune.
Alberta, for instance, has about twice tbe proportion
of her citizens under enlistment.
It is poor business to circulate boastful, inaccurate
The Militia Department at Ottawa announced on December 2(1 that the recruits since lhe outbreak of the war
were divided as follows:
(intario        77,000
Alberta    2f,O0O
Manitoba  and   Saskatchewan    37,500
Quebec  ��� 24.(Xio
.Maritime  Provinces   20-QQO
British Columbia  -211.11.1(1
According to the last Dominion census the population
is 1,222,757 west of the lakes. This section has contributed 78,500 soldiers, while a popuation of 5,956,893 east
of the lakes has contributed 121,000 soldiers.
Ontario, with a population of 2,523,274, has 77,IK)0 men
enlisted, while the provinces west of the lakes, with a
population less than half, or 1.222,757, have 78.500 soldier-
The census figures are for 1911. When Ontario doe-
about twice as much as she has done up to the present,
it will be time for the Ontario Recruiting League to begin
making comparisons.
Allowance must be made, of course, for the fact that.
proportionately, there is greater youth, activity and virility
in the West, coupled with a strong spirit of action.
East or West, however, this is Canada, and there is tux
merit in boasting, though good may come of wholesome*,
sane rivalry.���Winnipeg Tribune.
Whatever a man's work is���war, or plowing, or singing,
or writing, or keeping a postoffice���it is spoiled when he
becomes proud, self-centred, self-confident, defiant. A
baseball player's wish to make spectacular plays must not
make him forget the necessity for team work; he must be
thinking not only of his own reputation and advancement,
but of the whole team.���The Christian Herald.
Recently, in Brittany, a small detachment of German'
prisoners, was being, conducted by a territorial, j An officer
stopped them en route.
"Where are you taking those prisoners?" he asked in
N'o answer.
The offcier repeated the question but the guard remained unite,
Then one of the German prisoners, expressing himself
in excellent French, answered: "Pardon, commandant. He
is Breton. He does not understand French. We arc going
to the farm down there to thrash out. the rye."���Le Cri
de Paris.
The Ontario Recruiting League has sent out a bragging
statement to the effect that Ontario has a greater proportion of her people under arms than any other province in
The statement is not true.
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While such large amounts are necessary for the successful prosecution of the war, our representatives in the federal and provincial parliaments should endeavor to reduce
the <ost of government. The ministers of the crown and
piembers of parliament should take the lead in making
sacrifices: The salaries of federal ministers, speaker of
(In; hou.su j-nrj Igriilnr of the opposition Could very well I;;
reduced to $2,50(i a ycT.?. ���""U"" "' the senate and commons would be well paid for the work they do if they were
to receive $1,000 a year instead of $2,500. If the departments were run on 8 hours a day and work done the cost
could be reduced one-half. In provincial affairs tbe salaries of ministers should bc reduced to $2,000 a year, with
no extras and their deputies to $1,500. The members would
be well paid if they got $200 per month while the legislature is in session, or about $400 per annum. The age'nt-
geueral's office should be abolished and the building sold.
The people of this province have to work too hard to
spend about $100,000 a year for even such necessaries as
"Dod's Peerage" at $45.83. tickets to Royal Horticultural
Society at $20, etc., etc.���Slocan Record.
Sir..Adam Beck and his associates have achieved so
much success with their hydro-electric policy for Ontario
that they have got the mistaken notion that the people of
that province are neither conservative nor slow to action.
He has asked thirty-one municipalities to vote him fourteen million dollars on January 3rd to build a hydro-electric
railway trom London to Toronto. Of these, the chief con-
tributors'-to-be arc:
Toronto    $4,240,196
London    ���   1,109,303
Berlin     ���      774.040
Ctielph        734,862
Stratford        651,735
Some of the municipalities are objecting to be rushed,
as none of them have had time to discuss the proposition.
All are in favor it, but like wise business men, they want to
consider the details.
The council of the Toronto Board of Trade has decided
to advise againsl the by-law, and their opposition may
cause an adverse verdict in some municipalities. This
would mean the postponing of the project only, until such
lime as the people have an opportunity to examine tbe
documents and assure themselves that the details of management are satisfactory. Xo city should bc asked to
grant a perpetual franchise even to a public-owned commission without adequate discussion. Even when the principle is absolutely sound, as in this ease, it is good that the
people should bc educated by the fullest and freest discission.���Canadian G uirier.
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Thc oracle informs us, defending the status of the Minister of Works and his proposed tour of the province at
the public expense for the purpose of informing himself
as to conditions, that no cabinet mmistar need seek electron until lhe time approaches for him to take his seat in
the house. Tf the legislature be called together for the
despatch of business at the usual time, Mr. Tisdall must
hasten or he will not be in a position to take the seat he
has forfeited by accepting a paid office. But possibly Mr.
Bowser is not inclined to risk the fate of his government
lit bye-elections.���Victoria Times.
A farmer said the other day that there were fewer pe. iple
in his farming township than there were forty years ago,
and it seemed impossible to keep the youngsters on the
land any more. This farmer's house and premises explained the reason. The house was mipainted, ugly and
insanitary. The yard was a common litter, and the barn
lot a rubbish heap of weeds, rotting straw piles, rusty
machinery and general waste. His children had been sent
to the state university and learned for thc first time in
their lives that a bath-tub is not a luxury but a primary
necessity for a great many folks. The girls found out that
the best kind of a farm life was not a bookless, common
round of in relieved drudgery. So they educated themselves citywards, by a habit of mind, from what they
learned and saw. To be sure there are many communities where this condition does not prevail, but. taking the
nation over, there is a startling prevalence of this backward social life. A progressive farmer recently said that
he thought the average farm needed a bathtub, a good sink,
a laundry room, an ice box, a heating and lighting plant
and some books just as much as it needed an automobile.
"Progress on the farm is all right." he said, "but the trouble with many a farmer is that he is grabbing progress by
the tail instead of by the halter."���Ladies' Home Journal.
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That beautiful poem of Ella Wheeler Wilcox's, called "The Peace Angel,'
is n ,| inappropriate to quote at the
beginning of a Xew Year when, jimI��-
iiiK from appearances at least, the
affairs of the earth do not look particularly bright.
Angel of Peace, the hounds of war.
Unleashed, are all abroad.
And war\ foul trade again is made
Man's leading aim in life.
Blood dyes the billow and the sod;
The very  winds are rife
With tales of slaughter.   Angel, pray.
What can we do or think '>r say
In times like these?
"Child, think of Cod!
"Before this little speck in space
j Called  Earth  with light  was shod,
Great   chains and   tiers   of     splendid
Were fashioned by  Mis hand,
lie thine the part tu love and land.
N'or seek   to understand.
' Go lift thine eyes from death-charged
To One who made a billion suns,
And trust and wait.
Child,  dwell  on   Cod!"
* * *
Much has been said and read about
the great ball held at Hotel Vancouver last week, but to me what was
more interesting was thc day of the
same week when the hotel was thrown
open to the public for free inspection.
This caught people from all walks of
life, and proved to some at least, to be
an event of a lifetime.
Many who visited the hotel that afternoon had fjazed with wonder and
pride at the huge building as it slowly
rose skyward���brick upon brick, and
secretly wondered if Ihey would by
any chance ever have an opportunity
to see its beautiful interior.
The average person lives in a peculiar state of awe with regard'to a
hotel of the stamp of the Vancouver,
and would not enter the portals of
such a place without a perfectly legitimate excuse for so doing. When,
therefore, the newspapers announced
that the public was invited���specially
invited, mind you, tn wander through
Hotel Vancouver, and view its beauties, this average person grasped lhe
opportunity eagerly. lie "dolled" up
and so ditl she, in the best clothes
possible, and in spite of the fact that
in many cases, said best made a fearful and wonderful "tout ensemble,"
wandered for two blissful hours
through the big hotel and will no
doubt talk about il for months to
Mosl nf the small fry���the kiddies,
were there, and not a ten-year-old but
knew where the ball-room was and
the road tn the dining-room, nor did
an odor of the great kitchen escape
his eager nose.
Mothers���bless them, whose eyes
bad wearieil long for a sight of something different from the smoke-dimmed four walls nf home, walked iu a
licar-to-hlissfuj attitude over soft carpets lhat were untold comfort to tired
feet. They joyed in softly bullied effects that restetl weary eyes. Timidly, but wjth a feeling of security, as a
really invited guest, they sank into
chairs that seemed tn be all springs
and soft spots and to be specially
made for a woman's tired body. It
was a day of days surely.
Fathers with shabby overcoats and
specially slicked hair, sauntered with
a care-free air through the fine halls
and honestly admired it all. It was a
delight to watch the evident interest
and keen satisfaction that the average
person took in viewing the hotel.
The other person was there too.
Sealskins and ermine rubbed elbows
with threadbare tweeds. Everybody
was interested in Vancouver's newest
hostel which, because of its position
and beauty, if nothing else, is a matter of pride to every Vancouverite.
After the crowd bad well thinned
out. Mr. Vancouver and I went to the
roof garden. We stepped out into a
dusk that was blue shot with silver.
Standing well back from tbe edges of
tbe building, it was as if wc stood on
a huge rock set iu a sea which wrinkled in glistens like unto myriads of
gems. Lights glowed and flashed to
every point of the compass, with the
longest stretch drifting into the east.
Westward, the lights ended suddenly
and English Bay dark, and restless
melted into the night which seemed
to bc only broken by the light of tbe
Point Atkinson flash, which appeared
to do its best to smash the night into
pieces,  but  always failed.
It is a sight well worth seeing, that
of Vancouver and its superb environments from the roof garden of its
tallest hotel. What it would be when
the moon in full glory trails silver
robes over tbe entire scene, is something I hope In test the first opportunity.
Hut below in the great halls nf the
hotel, that one day was one specially
bred, am1 while those who went to
look and feel lhe pleasure of being
an invited guest will undoubtedly never forget tbe day. those of us who
went t" watch the average person,
look a great deal of pleasure in just
*  * *
Did you see that beautiful nature-
cameo that was set in the breast of
the northern sky on Xew Year's day?
Yes? Then you will never forget it.
will you? If the answer is in the negative, then we who saw it are somewhat sorry for you.
The sun was going to its Pacific
bed for the first time in the Xew
Year, and most of us who thought
about his lordship at all had forgotten
about him. Clouds in the1 west hid the
great orb from us, but not from the
I.ions, for suddenly a burst of pure
gold swung across space and caught
only the famous peaks. Every other
mountain was in dusk, but these guardians of Canada's western gateway,
never more perfectly clad in their
snow garments, were flooded with
sunbeams. It was as if they had suddenly been changed into gulden statues. Hack nf them the northern sky
hung dark; dusk was everywhere except upon these two peaks.
It was marvellous, it was as if
the sun, not content with contributing
a perfect first day of the year, was anxious to give us a good omen before
it sped on to other sights of which we
in Canada, thank Cod! know nothing
beyond what we read about.
If that golden cameo set in the
north meant anything, surely it was
put there for a sign of hope���full of
wonderful promise for the Xew Year.
I like to think so, anyhow.
*   , *
After all. what would we do without our Sundays? I mean from a rest
point of view. I do not care whether
you arc Christian, Buddhist, heathen,
atheist or Chinese-Hottentot���which
last must be a new sort of individual,
as I never heard of that nationality
before'; however, it matters not. nor
what your religion, or natural instincts, you must appreciate one day's
rest in a week.
Xo one can underestimate the ab-
lutc luxury of being able to sleep
one day of the week al least. To
let seven o'clock roar all il wants to.
a_nd yet sleep on. To allow eight o'clock lo bang out a reminder lhat the
day is well commenced, and smile a
leepy smile and never care. To even
let nine o'clock stare one in the face,
and then turn over and deliberately
snatch another nap. It is a luxury
money cannot  buy.
To be able lo let the world .wag on
md just be contented under one's
sheets, he they linen or cotton-twill,
To know that nothing but one's own
free desire can poke one "ill of bed.
Or after that to feel that the whole
long day is one's very own to do as
one wants with, is a luxury, a boon
that 1 often wonder if we value as we
It is all very well lo rush and be
in the lime-light and come and go
and all that sort of thing for several
days, but there are few of us who do
not want ever so often at least lo
have a few hours if nothing more, to
do with just as we sweet please.
This is where Sunday���or its equivalent, shines. Our street railway
men who work on our regular Sundays, have their day off on another
day; and so on with all other large
concerns whose men have to work on
the day when the rest of us do not. It's
one of the great systems that had
been handed down through the ages
and is one we could ill do without.
As I said before, there is nothing
like knowing that on one day of the
week, at least, one can do just as one
���ileuses. This glory be! applies to
the most of us and whether we go to
���lltirch or are "blue-domers" on that
me day. it matters not so much, as
Iocs the fact that we rest. May we
never know a week without a Sunday.
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With lhe final hours of ugly, war
lorn l''15 draining through iln- nar
row neck of [he iii,,,- glass, social
Vancouver dressed itself wilh care
and went forth inn, the streets, gailj
bent upon kitkhiK the I lid Year into
its uncomfortable niche In history. A
hundred cheery centres drew lhe merry throng with promise "i music,
dancing and banquet board, lint far
the greater portion of the merrymakers were present at the magnificent new ball-room nf the Vancouver
Hotel, opened nn this occasion for lhe
first of a long series of brilliant evenings   to   follow.
Fully one thousand of Vancouver's
smart set were present at lhe ball
which was given under the auspices
of the St. Andrew's and Caledonian
Society. The regular programme of
twenty-five numbers was ornamented
with a number of Scotch dances, while
the modern and popular one-steps and
waltz numbers were also in evidence.
The music was supplied by the 72nd
Seafortll Highlanders' band, assisted]
by the splendid hotel orchestra. Dancing began at nine, supper was served
at 11.15 and the programme was then
resumed until daylight was flooding
the streets, when the last of the happy
crowd left the palatial balls nf this
splendid hotel.
The passing of 1915 as witnessed at
the Hotel Vancouver bore something
of an Arabian character.    The wildest
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Suddenly the deep tones of the gong
boomed forth the witching hour. A
slence fell over the two dining rooms
while lhe diners held their breaths:
In the old dining room an arch of
electric lights blazed forth "Welcome
1916." In the Oval Room, a dainty
little maiden suddenly emerged from
a tiny tepee over which the figures
"1916" blazed and waved a kiss lo tiie
quests, symbolising the salute of the
maiden hour of the new  year.    When
fancy   of   the   ancient   Arabian   queer.,
pictured no more beautiful or delight- '' CCaSetl'   """'   'm'rry  *auS*ht<""r
fill scene than that which occurred in
lhe new ball room. Tbe room itself.
which is of great extent, with lofty
ceilings, is decorated with a magnificent prodigality of color and design.
The frescoes are said to he lhe finest
in any building in Canada, and when
it is remembered that the Canadian
Pacific chain  of  hotels are second  to
mil shout., broke out onee more ami
the guests thronged back to the ball
The ball-room was a delight to tin-
eye, ll its decorative murals were
magnificent, the charm of the many
beautiful women who graced its new
floor more than equalled the splendor
oi   frescoe.    Vancouver  is  second  to
none iu the world, this statement will ""'"' '" lts dream of fair women, liar-
serve to prepare the visitor for the I ry Gadsby, the widely-known Cana-
magnificence which delighted the c*ia" Journalist, once said that Van-
hotel's guests on Xew Year's Eve. corner women had the dignity of En-
Supper was served in tbe charming
new Oval Room and also in the dining room, used in former years. The
cuisine, if anything, surpassed its accustomed excellence, and the dinig-
room service was swift and courteous.
As the supper drew to its close and
the momentous seconds which strangled the dying 1915 fled swiftly under
the racing minute hand on the big
clock, the merriment in both ' dining
rooms redoubled. The various forms
of noicc-creaters, supplied by the hotel management,1 broke forth into a
pandemonium; horns, drums, rattles
and whistles roared in magnificent discord; colored balloons floated ceiling-
wards; ribbons oi tissue were flung
back and forth until the entire dining
room, tables, guests and pillars were
interwoven with a tangled skein of
paper ribbons.
glishwomen with a dash nf San Francisco for sparkle. "Death and Vancouver seem impossible in the same
world" said Cadsby. Hat} Catlsby
witnessed the Hotel Vancouver ballroom on Friday night he would have
striven in vain to find a cily to compare with Vancouver's array of beauty.
The many rare antl beautiful materials and designs which were part of
the metropolitan costumes of the
brilliant assemblage equalled tne display of many an European court. A
new era in lhat mazy mystery, the
feminine toilette,  was achieved.
Those fortunate ones who have been
privileged to attend the annual ball
at the hotel for many years were unanimous in their declaration that 1915-
1910 was by far the most gorgeous
ami triumphant success iu tlie history
of the hotel.
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Weel freens, hou dae yae a' like
ibis kin' o' weather���rale Xe'crday
stuff, eh? It's quite a wheen years
noo sin we bad the weather sae muckle
in kecpin' wi' the time o' the year.
I hope yae a' had a guid time at
Xe'crday an' no' feelin' ony warn- effects o* yaer dissipashuus in the catin'
an' drinkin' line.
Wall-in' doon llastin's Street on
Hogmanay nicht, it wud be sccveii o'clock or thereabouts, wan didnie need
tae be reminded it was the last nicht
o' the year. The fun wis jist com-
iiR'iicin', an' what wi' their screechih1
penny trumpets; their coo-bells an'
ither sic like instruments o' torture
incidental tae a Hogmanay nicht, Illy
min' went awa back lae Auld Reekie,
tae the auld Bridges, where thc same
capers wud be takin' plan���if maybe
on a bigger scale.
I wis saimteriti' slowly along the
street, in fact I wis intendin' either
tae hail up a limousine or maybe a
street car at the next corner, when a
heavy liauii' wis laid on my sh'oother.
"Hoot mon. Sandy, yaer sbarcly
no' natin hame that wey; what ails yae
man; are yae feeling secck?"
Turnin' roon' an' facin' the interrupter o' my reverie. 1 sees an auld
cronic o' mini���a fellie toonsmari. Ile
has been out here a long time, wan
o' the Klondikers, but his tongue is
jist as Scotch as the day lie sailed
frae Glescay on the Clyde.
I dinnie ken hoo some o' they fellies can keep their mithcr tongue as
long as they dae���mixin' as they arc
wi' sac mony Canucks, Yanks, Chinks
an' Japs, an' the Lor' only knows him
mony ithcr different breeds o' humanity an' prohibceshiinists.
"Ilo.. dae vac dae. Kali?" I sayst
Tllii- compliment'' to' the scifsun tae
yae; hoo's a' wi' yae at liable?"
"No' sac bad. Sandy: the wife had
a bad attack "' ll"' grippe last weel,
but she's a'richt no... Yae ken. Sandy, we'd jist ca' it an ordinary catild,
at hame, but yae wudnie need tae tell
the wife that. It sounds better, yae
' -ii, They're dathe on fancy names
here, especially in the maidical line,
lino's the wife. Sandy?"
"(lh, brawly." I says; "she'll bc gien
mc a' suits when I get up hame; 1
������ .iiiiscd tae be liame sherp the nicht.
We're cNpcclin' some freens up roon!
ain. il twal o'clock, as yae ken. an' her
lasi injunction whin I left this morjl-
iu' wis lae be share an' come strcchl
hame. I didnie get on lae what she
meant until I left ihc house, an' I'm
jist thinkin' she meant marc than she
"Haw. haw. haw���Sandy; yaer like
tne, yaer pretty weel tied up. but for
a' lhat vac hinnie sic a bad life o't,
Sandy, hae yae?" an' be gles mc a
"\aw. Rah, you're richt there; wc
micht hae been watir; wha kens il
we hadnie been lilei'licd wc llli'bl hae
been "
"Och, cut it out. Sandy," Rfth interrupts; "what arc  vac blclheriu' ah ,
Say. look here, the wife's uwrc iu
Pat Burns btiyin' some butcher meat
an' I left her "ii the excuse that I wis
cairn lae buy suinc oranges lie lak
up hame. O.'wa in an' hae a bit nil
seein' it's iltogmanay; I'll need lae
hurry tip."
" \w richt. kali." I savs; "jist whatever yae say yersel." an' we made a
dive intae wan o' the liars the while
Rah kepi his weathcf-e.'c open tae
see thai bis missus wisnie Wiitchill
Slatinin' al the bar crackin' awa efter oor wee bit snifter, wc beard an
argyment gatiii on owre ''bis terrible
questyin o' prohibeeshun,
"J'roliibeeslmn," wan o' lhe fellies
said; "1 hae nae use for il. What
richt bas onybody tae interfere wi' mc
if I want a drink?" an' he glen a loss
u' his puw as inuckle as lac say lhat
that cinched the maitter sac faur as
be  wis concerned.
"Weel, of course." anither yin says;
"yaer entitled tae yaer ain personal
liberty a' richt. But if what yae construe  tae he yaer  liberty maks yae a
,1 ,i   nuisance   tae   tlie   community
then, of course, they wild be quite
within tlieir richts in prnbibcetin' yae
frae drinkin."
"Let them try it." the first yin says
���but I could see he wis a bit o' a
tloUgh-heid an' bis eompaiiiioiis didnie
pey miickle attensbun lae him.
Riib wis on lhe pint o' jinin' in the
argyment tae, but-1 gien him a choog
on the airm���"hae anither, Kab. an'
we'll  listen  tae  what  they  say."
"I'll tell yae. boys," anither fellie
says; "I'm no' a prohibeeshunist, but
I'm in favor o' sume means o' abolish-
in' ibis dirty drinkin' that gaes on
richt here in Vancoover." His chums
a' listened wi' attenslutll an' il could
bc seen Ile wis lookit upon as bein'
a kin' o' intelligent fellie.
"The trouble lies no' sae nuickle
iu the chronic boozers as it daes wi'
the sir-catted temperance reformers.
They baith rin tae extremes. Experience has proved yaell no mak a man
a Christian by forcill' him lae attend
the kirk���neither wull yae mak a man
teetotal  by act  o' parliament,
"Besides;" be went on, "tae hear a
lot o' they prnhiheeshuiiists talk yae
wud think that a man that taks a
gless o' beer is some kin' o' hardened
"Hear, hear." shouts anither, an
iiuldisli kin' o' fellie; "yae hear a lot
o' the unco guid even commentin' in
a disparagin' wey on the sodger lads
fur goin' in an' haen a beer when
they're out on leave. Tint wha is it
that's fechtin' the battles owre in
Flanders? Is it no' they same fellies.
The speerit that males them get thegither owre a beer or twa on tlieir
nicht oot is the same speerit that maks
them scorn danger an' sacrifice their
lives if there's a brave deed tae be
done or a comrade tae rescue frae
tlie murderous haunds o' the Hun."
"If the temperance folk were honest
wi' thcmsels," the intelligent fellie
went on' "they wud set about their
bizness in anither kin' o' wcy. The
only wey yae can put a stop lae hard
dnnt-in' is tiie improve the Ldiyifomic
pusccslutn o' the iiul'ivccdual an' alter
bis environment. Yacve got tae chenge
the system o' society that maks a
man dependent on anither for his
fl'aily bread an' butter. Yaevc got tae
get tae rout causes. Drinkin' an'
drugs an' the ither evils we hae in
oor midst iire a' thc result o' the topsy-turvy, competitive. dcil-tak-the-
hind'inost system in which the world
is revolvin'. 1 hae nac use for the
probins���Iheir theory, if they hae ony,
is altogether wrang, an' if Vancouver
wis dry the morn it wtitluie be ony lite
belter o't."
"Come on. Kab," I says; "I'll hae
lac be goin'," an' we left the fellies ar-
"Tbiit fellie kens what he's talkin'
aboot, Sandy." Kab says; "I'm jist
thinkin' mysel they're startiu' at the
wrong end first wi' their prohibeeshun.
What dae you think. Sandy?"
"You're aboul richt, Rah." I says;
"there's a hale lut o' darned nonsense
talked abuut prohibeeshun, Efter a
while���maybe efter the war���they'll
get doon lite root causes. Kfler the
war's owre the workin' nun are gaun
tae tiae
nn*. A
i\y. an'
some thinkin'. Rab, an' they'll
prohibit   mare    things    than
ler's the wife across the streel,
sec.   she's   lookin'  a'  airts   for
guid Xew Year lae yae. San-
be share an' gie us a ca' up."
same   lae   you,   Rab."   an'   wc
There's big events looniiu' up in the
future, freens, an' . this questyin p'
prohibeeshun* tae my min', 'It be set.
tied in a different wey than what i(>
adherents dream o\    Ta-ta the nun.'.
Yunrs through the heather,
Liquor or Prohibition���Politics ot
For centuries King Alcohol lias reigned among the whites;
And other races, tun, have drinks to whet tlieir appetites;
And   some   in  every   land   there   be   who   tarry  long   with
To give and take for friendship sake till they tlieir wisdom
For many such who drink too much, forget their true posi-   .
tion, '   bn   ,       ���' .,
And su (jo on until they're gone���no power of volition.
The girls and boys  whose dads  get  drunk,  sure sec  Ihe
folly often.
His passion's rage in  foolish  ways which show his mind
to soften,
They also see lhe mother's pain, and realize more later.
When   money   flown,  neglect   is   shown;   what   misery   is
She daily sinks because he drinks in doubly sad condition;        '������*������
Why not prevent this sad event by total Prohibition?
Sometimes the woman also goes to very great excess-.
Developing a fondness, too, tliat grows to drunkenness;
The kegs and cases that go out to homes aboul this town.
Show numbers drink to make ilieni think they arc in*
broken down;
When Christmas comes, like old slew-bums, such seems
to be ambition
To make the feast like that of beast���Xew Year's a repetition.
The  king  has  sent  example   forth   to  curl)  the  drinking
While   France and  Russia feared  results  if soliders  were
to grab it;
Some States and Provinces have passed prohibitory laws.
But  here  sonic  think  to  fight the  drink   would  hurt  the
party cause;
"The soldiers here must have their beer,"���a treating competition,
While General Sam gives orders calm:  "1  favor  Pniliibi-:
Sonic months ago, the plans were laid for one great combination
Of all the forces that would save the weaklings uf creation;
Tn shun  temptation's evil snare, removing it from sight.
To save his soul, they'd break the bowl that drowns thc
higher light,
The World came out, so strong and stout, and took no
intermission, , ;
But Bowser came to plan his game, on Tntttl Prohibition.
Some taffy him from day to day, bis every act is laud'ed',
What must be done to stem bis course or must wc'Still be
Note well the alterations made in officers and plans.
A few may rant, but Tories can't reject the whip's commands
To gel your vote, Bill Bowser's note, eleventh hour edition;
For  parly's  sake,  the  bait  you'll  take,  good-bye  to   Pro-
* *        *        * * tt *t        *t    .   tt..
The Liberals are truly pledged to give a referendum,
You put lliem in they'll pass ail act, of course il will commend  cm.
There's much In do uf greal import to make lhe Province
To audit books, and punish crooks; may such no more he
Come cvery one. get something done, send Bill to Dick's
Then wet your throat, some milder float, and cheer for
Vancouver, Jan. 4. 19.16.
The law forbids thc sale of liquor and cigarettes
to minors, but it does not restrain newspapers from going into  res- .;
pectable homes and soliciting the patronage of thc boys and girls with
flaring and alluring advertisements.
Careful firesides must rely, therefore, upon newspapers lhat voluntarily banish liquor and cigarettes, those great
enemies of youthful strength and purity, from their columns.
In the campaign for saJoonjess state it is vital that
the forces of temperance cast the entire  weight of  their influence
against the wets.
Their suhseription order for a newspaper is a vote
Pr or against liquor,  according as  the  advertising columns of  that ;'���
newspaper are for or against liquor.
The Saturday Chinook is against the selling and
distributing of liquor and cigarettes to minors through its advertising
For true temperance should begin at home and
with the Home Newspaper.
Delivered at
your door for
10 cents a month.
Phone Seymour 470.
The Saturday Chinook SATURDAY, JANUARY 8,  1916
How a Great Newspaper Went Dry
When I was a printer's devil in my
fathers country weekly. 30 years ago,
the impression prevailed, as ii prevails  in  nearly  every    metropolitan
newspaper now, that the paper should
be wet.
It   was   one   ,,f   (he   tedious   duties
uf my apprenticeship to sec that it was
wet,     The   bundle   of   patent   insid.es,
fresh from the auxiliary house in Chicago, would get iu by express Thursday  afternoon.     I   would   spread
ihe sheets upon a table
place. The proximity of the Great
Lakes and the Big Breweries produces
much humidity. In this metropolitan
atmosphere our newspaper conscience
got a little moldy. Being with the
Romans we affected Roman punch.
The Times yielded lu lhe wrinklc-
���moothing process with all tbe rest.
We did nut accept- whiskey advertising because we were condemning
whiskey-drinking and  lawless  saloons
..'    './';,,-,;*'.;��������
mr editorial columns, and it struck  tn  spend    Hei
"ne   "1   the   sa
Knuw   is I,, watch   .ther fellows spend
inone-  copiously while you have none
< I
st experiences I I eye could sec. I bent low over the
liny hand uf a girl whose father owns
a railmad and I kissed it and laid
i newspaperman I bare my soul���no, nut a proposal, just
ibout a quire I us as being a droll situation, some- frequently undergo this, pain. The a relatfcm nf the tangled motives
it a time, and flirt water from the of- thing akin to the temperance lecturer confession thai. .1 am a newspaperman I which drive the human machine which
ice wash-basin with a whisk-broom .trying to blow the (oani from a char:'is talamounl to an admission of the is Me. And she. under the spell of
ver   every   layer   until     the     "total |totte rusee, to be recommending in our | other   thing,    Yet  even  a   newspaper- j the night and the wine and the llimh-
irdid grubbing.in the bing witchery of the orchestra,    she
cellar  in   pursuit  uf  glue me that  little hand  to kiss with
daily   record   uf   tragedy   and   woe   in'the nimble ileus item, is possessed of I the swift  impulse of the  maid  whose
our news columns. a  soul  as  keenly alive  to  thc joy  of soul   wuuld   honor  its   first   love   ami
Hut beer did not appear to be as ob- j living as his inure furtunale fellows���j her eyes were liquid pools which cried
jcctionablc; it did not figure so con- a Street-car conductor or a captain of tauntingly for mc to come. Taunt-
spicuotisly in crime and was used with I'1 fishing smack, for instances. The. jngly, yes. and pleadingly, too. And
muderatioii by a large element in otirj'',e "' il newspaperman is a dog's life. 1 was myself, yet not myself. I was
population; moreover the amber stuff| Yet even a dog can be a thorough- myself intensified, living in a brief
was sailing under ils  true  colors and .''red, I hour   with   the   intensity   of   a   year,
did  not come  under  the  head  of  d
mr 'other
gross  circulation"  was   sprayed:  then'advertising columns the potation that  man. for, all his
place a board and a  couple  of  iron  was producing such a large part of the muck of a city
roller molds on.top of the pile and
leave the dampened edition to await
thc hour of going to press on the
Every office imp of long ago will
vi -all that ihis process was known as
'wetting down the paper." Tbe object was to take out all the wrinkles
-.hat the patent insides might have ac-
umulated in the trip from Chicago
.md to facilitate their transit through
lhe press.
Since the saloon has been banished
from one-third of the states of the
union, and from four-fifths of the national area, brewers and distillers
have found il to their advantage to wet
down the papers with mail-order ail;
nouncements and with flaring proclamations, to encourage home consumption of their products.
This liberal publicity has come in
handy in smoothing otlt counting
room wrinkles in daily, newspaper offices. One of the breweries lining nation-wide advertising expends half a
million   dollars   annually;   two   others
Excelsior Life Insurance Company
A strictly Canadian Company, with a twenty-five year
honorable record.
DAVID  FASKIN.  M.A.. President.  Toronto
F. J. GILLESPIE,       -       Manager for British Columbia
ipy,  which
J'he City Editor told me I must spj I1 looked upon her with eyes of lung
upon fashionable Vancouver at its | ���'�����- '�� mc I felt the swelling sense
New   Year's  pranks,  and   to  tllat   end|of Power  wni<"-1   CimKS to a  man  but
ceptivc or unwholesome c
The  Times  had   long  ago
from   its  columns  mi   general   princi-!l   dressed   with   care   on   Xew   Year's j��"ce in many days. I seemed tn grasp
pies. Eve and. went; abroad.   This was to be
""So'we took the brewers' business���, one ol" 'be nights, I foreboded, when
all that our outspoken sentiments with ' should know again the pain uf watch-
reference tu political saloonists would\'m8 others spend their money which
enable us to secure.    'J'hirtv counties |'bey never missed while I spent mine
of the state having declared against .which [ missed most damnably���lathe sale of liquor, and a large propor-jf"re the week was out. I went forth
tion nf the homes uf the city taking [with a maiden in a limousine which
it as an affront tu their strict temper- cost more than I could earn in three
ance views to have liquor advertise- years. I wenl iu a dress suit which
jrrients thrust before their children cost nearly a month's salary ami I
daily, it struck The Times that the wore a tup hat which I use on an
elimination of this class of business average of twice a year. If my mind
was the inevitable step iu its pro- j was clogged with more than the usual
gramme of purging its pages of every- amount of personal worries. I was de-
thing offensive ti
a quarter of a  million each:  the  D
troit breweries must spend $100.0)1) jujimical to the public welfare,
least   in   wetting   down     newspapers.      When  The  Times  interpreted
bill boards, etc. 'upstate local option victories as a re
To make the whole country damp buke to the-liquor interests for defeat
with this kind of publicity costs easily
$1��,000,000 a year.
Evidently the old forms of wet advertising, such as the toper with nose
so red that when he awakes he thinks
lie, sees the sun rising, doesn't bring
results any more.
The illuminated sign that reels
through the swinging doors is nut satisfactory, either; too hard tu make it
stand up.
No. the deepening current of antagonism toward.the saloon, prompts the
producer to paraphrase the defiant
cry of Wendell Phillips as he pointed
to the. press in Kanueil hall���"Howl
on, ye temperance crusaders; I brew
for millions here!','
The statistics reveal no diminution
of liquor consumption, notwithstanding the banishment of the saloon from
SO per cent, of thc national territory.
the   election   of   a
termined  that,  for  this  one  night.   I
would forget���and  I  did!
The   huge   hall   was   crowded   with
guests   of   tbe  evening   who   had   reserved their tables months previously,
reform   candi-iThere   were   six   hundred   there,  per-
its readers and in
im- governor, it was warned  by  haps, and  of that chance throng, ga
a publicity agent of the brewers that thered together to drink out the old
such comment would be construed asiycar and welcome, with wine-woven
unfriendly to his employers, and later  songs,   the  first  seconds  of  the  new
il  space
one  or  two  large  users
withdraw their business.
This was one of the considerations
that led me to decide that The Times |sari'
year.    I   knew   possibly   one   hundred
and fifty.   Those 1 knew, knew all the
others, so that was all that was neces-
In the bar, where I went first
-having already rejected advertising ,witl" ;1 doze11 brilliant youths whom
amounting to many thousands of dol-1' knew, 1 assumed the responsibility
lars-wottld  throw out all  liquor  ad-  for thirteen bronx cocktails and three
the secrets of fortune and power and
fame.. I was a burning demi-god.
'J'he meanness uf my estate fell from
me as the rags of a beggar raised to
a kingship, Mine was the power to
take from the world the riches of the
world. Were they not mine as well
as another's? And did I not need
them fur this peerless creature before
inc.- Was she not tu be gathered,
harvested as 1 would reap any other
treasure, a priceless bit of statuary, a
picture, the effort of a master?
I talked���only Bacchus, the master
of debate, knows how I talked. I
have now a vague remembrance
that words flowed from my lips in
a golden strain. I knew at the moment that I was talking more brilliantly than I had ever spoken in my
life. Yet it was not I who spoke. It
was Bacchus, the god of wine. - for
the nonce I was his subject and be had
raised my soul into his state of kingship. A purple passage, a golden hour,
a glitter-flash of Life after one has
stripped away tbe pain of living it.
Then���the grey dawn washed a-
guinst the windows, the notes of the
orchestra fell flat, faces went suddenly
wan and expressionless, the light went
from   them.     Where   but   a   moment
vertising, and thus remove the last
possibility of the brewers bringing
pressure to bear upon us.
The Times went dry then, first, to
bc fair. ".Many homes into which this
paper goes alike as the chronicle of
the day's history and the professed instrument of helpfulness," wc said, "believe strongly that beer is inimical
to the best interests of tlie family.
Hence the wets have a right to feel We do not care to be talking beer
that their advertising is pulling ���every day to people who do not want
corks. The mission uf advertising is to drink it, and who do not want
to create and serve desire; sn drops of their children to be invited to drink
ink make millions drink. jit by their home paper: not tn those
To apply,what Jefferson said about j who ought not to drink it. To many,
government and newspapers, the li- the young especially, it is tbe begin-
t.;uur advertisers may well exclaim, ning of evil. It seems to lead directly
"Rather  than   saloons   without   news-   tn   that   excess     which      jeopardises
When eleven o'clock struck   ago  tbe   floor  was  filled   with  a  mad
and they closed thc doors of thc bar
upon us, those gilded youths and
myself���who had no money���we went
up to the dining-room. A steady roar
of sound beat upon our ears as we
approached, thunderous, pregnant
with meaning.
The dining-room was like a dream
���a dream uf fair women. Marble
throats rose from ivory shoulders and
supported faces of flower-like coloring. Their splendid forms were chid
iii soft stuffs that scarce served to
conceal the beauty clamoring for release underneath. Can you see tbe
scene as 1 saw it? A sea of tables
and faces, a blazing arch of incandescent light painting a fiery welcome
to  the new year across  the dome  ol
papers,   give  us  newspapers   Without health,    position,    happiness.        The.
saloons."    Publishers, if they like, can ' Times believes it  has  no moral  right   lhe   hall,   a   v ���     .   ������'   i li.b-nc,.   ;,    ne
point to a plump police court  docket to  antagonise  the  conscientious  con-
throng of men and women who had
forgotten, there now appeared open
patches: the mass disintegrated, wavered, melted, went to pieces. In half
an hour the huge hall lay empty, with
its debris of carnival lying untidily
upon the floor. It was ghastly, that
hall, with its mad rioters fled from
Outside, in the sumptuous limousine-,
I lotik the little daughter of the man
who owned a railway, home in her
own machine, and then the machine
took me home, a tired chaffeur driving carelessly along the empty streets.
In my tired eyes a burnt-out glow
shone mistily, for I was thinking
pleasantly of the tiny hand that I had
kissed   with   such   cavalier   devotii n.
Every bouacwlfe In Vancouver nbonld nrnkr ��� New V��ar'��
renoludoq  lo adopt the l;l,-,-irl,-til  ��,-,,   j��� h,.r i101,���..    Tlu.
no-iam-ire who ns.--, .-1.-<-iri.-l��� >. thai moot ,��� rn nod nllllng
or xi'rtiint*. ;.j.i,I.. - aclcntlflc nioniicinint <o her honi,'.    She
KrlK n minimum of r.-Null  ..ill, o  minimum of effort.
The electric lamp nockel afford* mon' than Electric Light-
The anme electric rnrrtnl that hrlna* light into the hone
''"  "�����:'' "' 'l'"" '<��� <o wa��h, iron nnd mend the clothe*
thin* ' "' "'"' *'" "  huodr.-d-ii,,d-oii<' other o��<-ful
The u��,- or one e trie anplli  will quickly prove lo rou
oti.cr��."""n' ""    "'""  """ n"'5  '"' -��"'�������' '������������ �������� the
The coat of operating e (ri.- oppllnnern la ao low that in
II ��.ry slH.ri time >oo will find I hit I th,.,  have paid for llwui-
""},) ,r '" ",,"*r "ordK, the money Huved  by uaing them
"III mora than euual ili.-lr .���<>��(. -����������        ni
Itenolvi- lo make roura a "Home Electrical."
Phone Seymour
I'arrall. and HaKtiiiUM sin.
lias Granville St.. near Davie
Henry Ford's peace ship carried a
squirrel as a mascot. Was it with ur
after lhe nuts?
The Kaiser will find it a difficult
task to feed his people with "just as
guod" substitutes.
Italy   pledges   itself   not   t"   make
a separate peace.    When peace cumes
It's  now  a  generally  accepted   the- [ U " -���' l'""u' '" a bunch,
ry that wherever there's an explosion
there's a German.
rt   *   *
It's a safe bet that she doesn't
allow King Constantine to carry a
latch kev.
llenry   ford's dove  of  peace expedition is simply a wild goose chase.
The devil invented lying, but it was
left to the Huns to perfect the art.
and gain in divorces as proof that li- victions of these bullies and comnium-
quor advertising in their columns pro- ties, through what it prints iu its col-
duces results! j limns."
The Detroit Times is only |5 years The Times went dry. second, to be
old, but il began to go dry ill 1887, free. It did not care to take orders
when the southern Michigan weekly , for and from the brewers. It couldn't
which I wet down on the eve of every make out how the press could be both
publication day supported the first the handmaiden of civilization and the
state-wide prohibition movement in j bar-maid of the brewer and distiller
tbis state. ��r the procuress  for the pot-houses,
A West Point training wasn't a bad | seeking to secure victims for the des-
preparation fur this battle with buozc. jperate traffic to replace those lost
Succeeding to the control of the little through the onward sweep of the an-
weekly paper when my elder brother ti-saloon movement
was stricken with a hopeless ailment.
1  thought  it  was  the  best  thing  for
Being against bossism, The Times
was bound to be against booze,  the
the weak and immature in  the homes  twin  evil  of bossism.    No  politically
in which there were already a source
uf anxiety to support the prohibition
amendment with all the ardor of impetuous youth, rushing in tu the support of its ideals where angels feared
to tread.
The liquor sellers and their sympathisers���the latter mostly business
men who were getting the saloonists'
trade���fell away from the paper in
squads, but back iu the country were
communities of sturdy temperance
lolk who sent in enough subscriptions
to take the place of the departed. So
when the wrathful wets and their adherents for revenue only sent in their
postal cards declaring that they didn't
want our paper any lunger. 1 replied
blithcsomcly that we wouldn't make
it any longer if they did. as it would
involve a new press.
Nearly thirty years ago! 1 think
we can claim some distinction as a
pioneer dry! Anyway, we were more
progressive than thc original stand-
Patters on the prohibition issue, who
might have cried at creation; "Slop!
^ ou're monkeying with  chaos!"
Detroit   has   always   been   a   damp
independent newspaper can train with
the puny and servile little men who
appeal to the bosses cvery morning
to "give us this day our daily opinion;" nor can it regard the voice of
the Hquor advertiser as the voice of
Being dry. The Times is unfettered
and free to support the men who are
openly and pronouncedly hostile to
the alliance of booze and bossism.
���From an address by James Schmcr-
born.  Editor of Detroit Times.
The unmasking of my make-believe
paper hanging in a parti-colored mesh j came when I staggered wearily in
over the beads of the diners, a bliz- lily room and began to take off my
zaril of confetti, lhe racotts blare of ( dress clothes in the pitiless light of
horns  and   the   strident   rattle   of   tin   the morning, a  neutral light,  a   -Pel
cow-bells���this was the scene which
met us as we stood upon the platform
overlooking the dining-room. With
the liquor running like mini ore in
my veins and every sense swelling
wilh exultation after a long, long repression, I stood for a moment looking down. Tlie liquor made me forget
If and my pain.    I was a god. a
Store to Rent
4601    MAIN    STREET
O'ormcr "Chinook" Office).
Large Store. $10.0(1. Apply
C, 1'*. Campbell, Sey. 2431; or
W. J. Stolliday, 42 32nd Ave. E.
king, and these were my friends. I
went down the steps into a maelstrom of greetings, bauds reached to
me from every table, hard palms hammered upon my back, voices shouted
good wishes in my ears ami i shouted
back. T was deluged with colored
paper snow. I was pressed into chairs
and tousled with champagne. the
golden witter of a thousand scenes
like this.
T went from table to table and at
nearly every one 1 found my friends.
Soft eyes that held the power to give
meaning to the wine's mad riot looked
at me and danced with merriment. 1
was whirled about among the tables,
tripping over the rustling masses of
tissue paper ribbons on the floor,
laughing, singing, with the joy of living. Men whom 1 had never seen before, pressed wine upon mc. grasping
my hand and wringing it with fervhr,
Women wilh eyes and lips to turn a
man's soul into a brand of passion
smiled temptingly over a sea of raised
glasses. Tt was a saturnalia of abandon, a roaring flood of good-will, a
tempest of youth and beauty let loose
from the prison which binds them mr
the rfreater portion of life. T was in
h. T was a pari of it. T leaped a-
hcad of it.
blue   light,   nn
light without :i
utterly     unrnir
ngle illusion.
Classified Advertising
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen. 48
Hastings St. E��� and 782 Granville
Street,  Vancouver,  B.  C.
I    wanted  to  clean  antl  repair  at tlie
Jewelry, etc. A quiet, respectable,
reliable place to borrow money.
Old gold bought. Established 1905.
Star Loan Co., 812 Hastings West.
Stove away. We handle castings and
repairs  to   fit any  stove  or   range.���
far  corner,, where .no  pry
iiig  FRANKS, 44 Water Streetr"--
Here Are the StaH<krdbearers
Complete List of Candidates Thus Far Nominated
for Provincial Election.
Below will be found a tabulated list of.all the constituencies which
have   nominated   tlieir   candidates   for   the   coming   provincial   parliamentary elections,  along with the names of the gentlemen who  are to
represent their different parties
Constituency.      Liberal.
Labor &  Ind.
Cranbrook   __
Fort George __
Greenwood __
Grand   Forks,
Kaslo _1	
So. Okanagan
Newcastle   __
Revelstoke   _ _
No. Vancouver
So. Vancouver
Vancouver  __
H. C.  Brewster
Frank  Mobley
J.  Yorston
E. D. Barrow
John Buckam
Hugh Stewart
Dr.   J.   H.   King
A.  D.   Patterson
John Oliver
A.   I.   Fisher
Dr. C. D. McLean
.1.   li   Thompson.
M.   B. Jackson
F. W. Anderson
John  Keen
J.   B.  Bryson
A. M. Johnson
Dr.  K. McDonald
Leslie V.  Rogers
David Whiteside
A. M. Manson
Dr.   Sutherland
W.  D.  Willson
,G.  G.  McGeer
F. A. Pauline
R. S. Conkling
T.   D.  Pattulo
Chas.   F.   Nelson
Mayor   Hanes
I. W. Weart
Michael  Sullivan
Ralph Smith
M. A. Macdonald
P.  Donnelly
Dr.  Mcintosh
I J,  S. Cowper
J. W. deB. Farris
H. C. Brewster
John  Hart
George  Bell
H. C. Hall
Joseph   Walters
J. G. C. Wood       	
H.   E.   Young      	
J. A. Fraser :	
S. A. Cawley     ._
W.   II.  Hayward
Dr.    Taylor 	
M.   Manson H.  W.  Maynard
1.   D. Caven
F. J.   Mackenzie    	
W.   I.  M,.nson
R.   H.  Pooley
G. A.  Hamilton
W. R. Ross 	
1.  R.  Jackson 	
E. Miller .   .
W. W. Foster
J.   P.   Shaw 	
Neil   Macksj   ...
Archie McDonald     	
W.  R.  Maclean       	
A.   E.   Planta      J.  H.  Haw'waite
Price   Ellison          Basil  Gardom
.Mayor  Jones 	
Dr. Doier 	
I    ��� "   ~
F. M.   Dockrill   .	
Hon.   T.   Taylor     	
L.   A.   Campbell      	
W. J. Baird 	
D. M. Eberts
L. W. Shatford        	
Wm.   Manson 	
| W.   Hunter 	
(',. II. Morden.   	
Comm'r  Campbell R.   H.   Neelands
Jas.  A.  Schofield  I	
W.  J.  Bowser       W. R. Trottet
C.   E.  Tisdall       J.  W.  Wilkinson
IA. J. Welsh J.  H.  McVety
Walter   Leek J.  E.  Wilton
A. H. Macgowan F. A. Hoover
iThos.  Duke F. Welsh
Mr. Flumerfelt        J. H. Haw'waite
j  |A.   J.   Morley
Alex.  Lucas
Socialist candidates have been nominated as follows: Newcastle,
Parker Williams; Comox, J. A. Macdonald; North Vancouver, W.
Bennett; Fort George, John Mclnnes; Slocan, E. T. Kingsley; Fernie,
T. O'Connor; Vancouver, J. Harrington, J. Sidawav, C. Lestor, W.
A. Pritchard, J. Kavanagh. W. W. Lefeaux; Victoria. P. Williams.
Social Democrats in South Vancouver, Ernest Burns. w
Si."   ���'
It Will Pay You ��� We Can Save You
Wm. Dick Limited
"Your Money's Worth or Your Money Back"
Dr. J. W. Mcintosh
Alderman for Ward 5
FOR  1916
To the Electors of the City of Vancouver
Ladies and Gentlemen:���
Your vote and influence solicited for the election of
Walter Hepburn
As Mayor for the Year 1916
Vote for the man who has given long, faithful and
efficient service to the City
Alderman for Ward Six
11.inier Street, Jan. 8, 1916.
"Know the wars: hut spend not thy
life there." Sn wrote an Elizabethan
Chancellor nf the Exchequer to his
son going nut into life. That was iu
1570. The writer just lived to sec
the tlefeat nf the Spanish Armada in
1588. Yet another 50 years and his
four grandsons, the nnly males of his
line, were spending their lives and
fortunes in the Great Civil War; two
were colonels nf horse with Cromwell,
one was a Royalist colorlel, and the
fourth, also a Royalist officer, was a
renegade, and one of the judges who
tried Charles 1. Yet the old statesman would have no reason to be
ashamed nf his philosophic counsel,
written in thc piping times nf peace.
"Know the wars: hut���" 'observe the
proportion nf things���remember, even
in the passionate'waiting-time nl" war,
that war is but a means tn greater
ends.' "
The end nf Britain's anil the Allies'
stern, and monstrous and unwearied
strife with the Central Powers is the
subjugation of Germany, not to Britain, nor In France, nor tn Russia,
but tn Reason anil Right. To those
whom age nr infirmity absolutely disqualifies for active participation in the
world-war nf our World-Umpire, these
words nf wisdom are a clarion call
tn bend their energies to hastening
thc glorious end, thc glorious ends
for which the vast majority are doing
their bit at the cannon's mouth. For
them the task is not so simple, nor
so tragic: but every bit as honorable
and as strenuous. It is to.do their
man's part "ne quid detriment! respttb-
lica capiat"���to do their man's part
in true citizen service to their country and to the human commonwealth.
* * *
If "the pen is mightier than the
sword," then even in so tumultous a
war-time, even in a little newspaper,
there may be help-or hurt: in the turning of a phrase a little ripple may be
started which may have its effect upon the great tides of war and thc destiny of empires. Even a timely jest,
such as Professor Murray's quaint reminder tliat "the last eighteen months
have laid a heavy strain upon common
sense" may be  important.
* * *
Commonspnse would perhaps tell us
that it is no reproach to you or me
that a kindly and honorable business
man, such as my late friend, Mr.
George Mam. printer, of Richards
Street, should have lain a whole day
dead   in   his   lonely   chamber   before
thc fact of his death from syncope
became known to any living soul. Yet
it seems to me, in the case of a man
nf 54 so eminently sociable and worthy of general regard, a cruel and discreditable tragedy. Thousands of
many nations have doubtless so died
in these last 18 months���'-alone, upon
the battlefields of two continents.
"Death   on   the   field,   it   is   angel-
Not so iu the heart of a great, selfish
city. I have no patience with CQiri-
monsense views of death and its pathetic claims on the living members
of the great hive. It is grimly true
nf us today, that (in the words of the
poet-laureate nf 100 years ago, the
age nf Waterloo),
'W'e are selfish men."
* * *
A great war-change lias passed over
Vancouver, as doubtless over most of
the cities of the belligerent world, It
is a city which "longs to bc religious."
We have a fine assortment of churches, synagogues, temples and labelled organizations wherein religion, as
a bond of union, is hard to find.
Wherever religion is a business,
there," wrote a certain Mr. A. J.
Morris in 185.3, "will business be a
religion." Vancouver religiosity has
most religiously assumed Ihe complexion of its environment, and that is
why the many-colored religious organisations have so little to do with
that new complexion of a Vancouver
which is longing to be religious. Exactly three hundred years ago an Elizabethan writer, perhaps the inventor
of thc word which is thc master-key
of all our modern thinking, wrote of
"The busyness of a dog's taile." Today our religious awakening takes the
form of impatience at thc spectacle
of thc tail wagging the dog, and wants
to get away from the fool's paradise
of "business transactions" ("nearly all
business transactions," says Markby's
Elementary Law, "have to do with
thc ownership of property") .to the
larger life of actions, worthy of the
name. It was in Holbrook's "Hygiene
of the Brain" (1878) that the invasion
of "Merrie Englende" by the hosts of
business was first satirised by the
well-known jest about "thc business
end of a carpet-tack"���a jest which a
comic paper stole and popularised as
follows. The occupant of the upper
berth  on  board  an   Atlantic   steamer.
being distressed at the bad language
of his cabin-mate, receives from thc
latter the explanation, "J guess, stranger, if. you had alighted from your
bunk on to the business end of a
tin tack, you would not have begun
the morning with prayer."
* * *
This old yarn cpnies in appropriately enough with its combination of the
two subjects nf business and religion.
This column proposes to slum, like
two plagues, old anecdotes and new
definitions. Hut it will be noticed
tllat though I have given a lawyer's
definition of "business," I have not
ventured upon any definition, new or
old, of the other thing, well knowing
that even if the pen be mightier than
the sword, the traditions of the press
are mightier than the pen.
>(' * *
Another writer, Taylor (1630)
speaks of a request for "a hundred
crowns for one night's business" in
reference to Lais, nf Corinth. De
Quincy in 1847 speaks of "the goddess (Oemeter) and her Eleusinian
establishment o( hoaxers" (the priests
of the mysteries) "doing a vast stroke
of business for more than six centuries." The historian Hume calls Pericles nf Athens "a man of business and
a man of sense;" and Daniel Defoe
says "Men of business are companions
for men of business" (1727). Bishop
Stubbs talks of "inveterate and business-like gamblers" (1875). Also a
certain 11. Bunbury protests (1787)
that "by a man of business is not
meant a Lord of the Treasury or
Commissioner of Accounts, but what
is called on the mail a bagman." After this Buckle's History of Civilisation adds refreshingly enough (1857)
"If we were all men of business, our
pleasures  would be abridged."
Alderman Thomas Kirkpatrick
solicits the influence and1 votes of the Electors of Vancouver for the
Alderman Kirkpatrick will base his campaign for the Mayoralty
on his full knowledge of civic affairs as gained through six years of
service on lhe City Council ami his well-known policy of retrenchment
in civic expenditures.
Central Headquarters: 597 Hastings West.   Phones Sey. 29 and 4955
Friday night���Cambridge Hall, Ward III.
Monday night���Seventh and Granville,
Dr. J. E. Black
Seeks Election as
And Respectfully Solicits Your Vote and Influence
Dr. W. H. LANG
Safe Milk for the Babies-^-
The best you can afford for your table is none too good during
the festive season.
But the wee tiny ii/tia know naught of turkey and plum pudding, so���GIVE THE BABIES THE BEST MILK POSSIBLE���THAT'S TURNER'S  MILK���"BEST BY TEST"
So pronounced by the highest authorities in British Columbia.
I     "Never Touched  by Human  Hands"
Baby's Business
Is to Eat, Sleep
and Grow
I ft   hll   business    In   eat    si)    liis    little
armi and h-%* will keep pace with his
WiH Mnmach. It's his business to
���leep stj lie can eal more. That's
why liis food is so highly important.
Scientists anrl medical authorities declare that unsanitary milk and wrong
funds kill more babies than deadly
diseases, so whenever possible baby
should have Mother's Milk. Hut when
he is deprived of this natural food,
also as li egets older, mother must
use every effort to secure a clean,
safe,  sanitary   milk-such  a   milk  as
Sou-Van Milk
Sou-Van Milk is the unequalled milk
for babies, Jt's digestible, pure,
healthful   and   nourishing   ���   contains
every element for baby's growth and
development, It's safe because it
comes from healthy cows���clean because it's never exposed to the air
and "never touched by human hands.'-'
Pasteurized, clarified, cooled, bottled
and capped under approved scientific
methods in the sanitary Sou-Van
Dairy -delivered to you in sterilized
bottles. l'hone Fairmont 26J4 now
antl emiuire about Sou-Van Milk ���in
the interests of the whole family as
well  as baby.
Other  pure   Sou-Van   Pro.lucts:
Buttermilk,   Butter,   Cream
Whipping  Cream.
Two old Pollard favorites, Alf
Goulding, who was stage manager for
the Australian Juvenile and Leslie
Donaghey, are to be here next week
with a musical comedy hit. "In Mexij-
co." Goulding is a clever typical comic opera comedian, works like lightning and gets lots of laughs particularly in his grand opera travesta, but
his real forte is stage directing and it
shows in the clever way that this art
is put together and in the novelties
that it develops in the casting of thc
six chorus girls. Donaghey and the
other principals are capable and the
whole musical comedy furnishes a live
and exciting twenty minutes.
O'Neal and Wamsley, a comedy hit
with a line of foolish talk and trouble
with   the    orchestra.      "After    Ten
Years," a dramatic sketch with a lot
the heavy is very good.
Sourdough    Trio,    including    Tiny
ll   l
Phone Seymour 3406
Week of Jan. 10, 1916
''In Mexico"
A Musical Comedy with
Two Pollard Favorites
Alf. Goulding & Leslie Donaghy
Three times daily, 2.45, 7.1S, 9.1S
Matinee, 15c; Night, 15c & 25c
Snyder, the sylphlike tenor, is heard
in harmonics and a Service recitation.
Peggy Bremen and brother are ladder
equilibrists of the first order.
Alderman C. N. JAMES
Alderman of Two Years' Standing
FrWH\  118 Hastings St. W
J-^VlgCLl.   9      SEY. 5868 SEY. 586
Prices Away Below Wholesale.   Save Money.   Exceptional Buys for
Friday and Saturday
\PPLES���Fancy Wagners and Jonathans, regular $1.75 for '.$1.38
FLOUR���Srii 1 Hard Wheat, Royal Standard Mills, regular $2.00 for ..$1.-18
SALMON^-No. I  Sockeye Salmon, regular 25c for   17c
PICKLES���'Large 30c bottles  in  Chow  Chow, Sweet  or  Mixed    22c
CR I SCO���Special deal, regular 35c  lor    28c
TEA���English Black Breakfast, regular 45c      33c
SOAP���Pels���Xaptha, genuine, 85c carton for  62c
PEACHES���B. C. fruit, fresh, Quaker brand. 20c tins    14c
SYRUP���Rogers' 5-lb. tins, regular 35c for      28c
JAM���5-lb. pails B. C, fruit, pear, regular 75c tins   39c
CATSUP��� Regular 25c bottles, special  18c
TOMATOES, BEAN'S, PEAS, CORN", regular 2 for 25c, each  9c
ASPARAGUS���Libby's Mammoth 4<)c tins, extra special  28c
ONIONS���Fancy  Silver  Skins,  10  lhs.  for    23c
MACARONI, SPAGHETTI or VERMECELL1���Regular 2 for 25c. each 8c
BEANS���Fancy Brown Pea Beans, regular 7c lb. for  5c
CHERRIES���Gallon itns for pies, regular 50c for  22c
PORRIDGE OATS���Robin Hood large, regular 30c  24c
COFFEE���Finest Mocha and Java, regular 45c for   33c
JA M���15. C." fruit ill glass, 30c jars for       22c
COCOA���Epps' 30c tins, special snap 21c
OLIVES���Libby's  15c  bottles,  special    9c
MAPLE SYRUP��� Pint bottles, Pure Old Tyine, regular 30c bottles... .23c
PORK AND BEANS���Vart Camp's Pork and Beans, regular 15c for ...,11c
SUGAR���18-lb. sack Pure Cane, regular $1.45 wholesale cost, for   $1.25
If purchased with any grocery order over $2.00
SHORTS��� 100-lb. sack, regular $1.40 for  $1.23
P.R AN���100-lb. sack, regular $1.35 for  $1.17
CO.D. Orders received and rushed to any part of the city


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