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Vol. V, No. 41���Established 1911
VANCOUVER,
BRITISH
COLUMBIA,
SATURDAY,
FEBRUARY   10,
1917
Price Five Cents
A   Word To Mr. Stevens, Harbor Expert
NYONE will it'll you that when land values went down
ravages ol the fpod speculators and from the manipulators.
Here the price of eggs nnd butter and fouls and fruit is
gj \ ,i>.m; win ten you ma. wnen lan.i values weni aown  based upon ,,,.. soun(] syst^m ,���- SUj)]),v ,.._., (k.ma]1(]   Qot
��� Vancouver was hard hit.   One oi nur troubles is thatLpon the teiegrams jssued !)V a Water Street speculator.
our townsites have too much   acreage  in  them  and  not When there is an abundance 0f peaches, the city'people get
enough people; too many people and not enough useful and|lhe advantage in these older centres,    liul in' Vancouver
when there is an over-supply of peaches, that the price may
Le  kept   up.   lin-  municipal - owned  incinerator  gets  t]le
profitable employment for them.
r In the mailer of waterfrontage we are much blessed by
nature.   W'e have a hundred miles of waterfrontage, whenI peaches;
vnii total up ihe length of the shores of the navigable part
of the Fraser River, North and South Anns. Burrard tnlet,
and its North Ann, False Creek and nearby deep-sea natural harbors.
fl Yet Mr. Stevens and a few other politicians are staying
up nights trying to figure out new ways of creating islands
in False Creek and artificial land here and there.
fl We have too much real estate already, Mr. Stevens.
fl Also we have too many real estate merchants in Parliament for our own good.
Dredging Is The Game That Pays
JT'F you desire to enter the public works contracting business and wish to make money quickly, go into the dredging end of the business.
fl Buy up a few newspapers, help finance a politician here
and there. Given then a streak of water upon which to operate and anyone can make money out of the business.
fl Harbor improvement projects are easily promoted.
fl Promote a project to create an island. After that if no
other project is available, promote one to have the island
removed to some other part of the waters.
fl From the standpoint of the public, dredging, like most
submarine activities, is dangerous and costly; but it is a
money-maker if you have the right stand-in vvith the gang
at Ottawa.
" " W.:!���W Va '������       '   -���    :      '������'.���.���     -I-. ���'"
' 11 the City Market building was given a coat of paint,
cleaned up and opened up tp the sunlight and air and the
people, and under proper management, used for the purposes of a public market, much good would result to the
public. It wouldn't sound as high faluiin' as having it offered as an aeroplane factory to the Government. But it
would lurn out munitions for bombing fictitious food prices
in Vancouver, a work quite as patriotic and useful as turning out airships with which to attack Germans.
fl All good work should commence at home. And in undertaking the performance of good work, the aldermen
would do well to use up a bit of energy, and tackle some of
the simpler problems.
fl The man who has brains and energy enough to tackle
the city market question would make a hit with the ratepayers of Vancouver. If I were running for Mayor, I would
make the establishment of a good city market the main
plank in my platform, and I venture to say that the people
would give me a chance to undertake the problem.
There are men in that class who could not be hauled into a
Y, Al. C. A. building with a team of horses if it were not
for the splendid work being done by such men as Mr. Lari-
tnore.
' In this class men have been known to enter as physical
wrecks, and in two months build up to a point where no
brick wall would be safe if they undertook to hurl it to
earth.
fl "When I wa.- a boy," said a newspaperman who is a
booster for the Larimore classes, "between lhe age of fif-
leen ami twenty, I always thought that anyone who hung
round a Y. .M. C. A. was a willy boy and a nut���one who
should be examined as to his mental equipment. I wanted
to be a manly man and smoke my cigarette and play my
game of twenty-five ball at the village pool room. [ wanted to swear anrl be tough.
fl "But now," this scribe vvill tell as he smites his chest,
"I am taking on the 'V and getting good results."'
'I Mr. Larimore is a patriotic instructor. Dozens of young
men turned down by the military doctors, have come to the
Y. M. C. A. for physical instruction and have been fitted
tl]) to the point where they were acceptable to the medical
inspectors. And in his intermediate and senior classes
there are training today many boys and men who have an
eye on the army and wish to be fit when they go to answer
the call of the nation.
fl The Y. M. C. A. is doing a great work in this city, and
physical instructor Larimore is making his mark. Let the
citizens of Vancouer show their appreciation by lending
every effort in support of this useful institution.
Iliflllll
Shiftlessness At The City Hall
flNOTHER example of our inability to look   after our
own interests is given in the decision arrived at by the
city council to abandon the city market.
fl They passed a resolution the other day to offer the market place to the government tor the purpose of making aeroplanes.
fl The Vancouver city council, like other public bodies, in
this part of the country, is strong on passing high-sounding
resolutions.   To have the market place turned into an aero-1
plane factory would sound big to some of our small men.
fl It is due entirely to the laziness and shiftlessness of our
aldermen that the City Market building has been allowed
to fall into ruin and decay, to become a pest spot in the com-
nutnitv.
fl Some of the aldermen say the building, located as it is
on Main Street, at False Creek, is in the wrong part of the
city. This is a grcat mistake. The City Market building
stands today in the best possible location which could be
selected for such a building. Directly opposite the market
property, millions are being spent by thc railway companies in terminals and hotels. A beautiful park, owned by
the city, is to be located almost in front of where the market
building now stands. This point will be the hub of Vancouver in a few years time. And toaay more people pass
the city market than any other point in the city, save at
points on Granville, between Hastings and Georgia.
fl The public market at Seattle is one of the wonders of
that bright, up-to-date city. There buyer and seller meet
for their mutual profit, and the only man who is stung is
the provision broker,! the fellow known in Vancouver as
the Water Street manf Every town and village in Eastern
Canada and in the Old] Country has its public market. This
institution is as necesjsary in these older communities as
city halls or waterworks or public highways. These time-
honored places of trade* offer the public safety from the
!II��.iil.fi._iili5ltl!��llllM
Consider South Vancouver Now!
(SOUTH VANCOUVER is rapidly coming to the front.
Not so long ago the municipality had a very low position in the estimation of the public.    Its councillors were
regarded as comic.
fl Last week Reeve Russell begged the councillors to lower
his salary from $2000 a year to $1200. "I can do the job
for a hundred a month," said he.
fl About the same time the mayor and aldermen in Vancouver were dipping into the treasury for an increase of
salary all round. ,
Mr. I.  W. Larimore And The  Y.M.C.A.
i^SHE man of the hour in Vancouver is Mr. I. VV. Larimore.    He is the toughest, strongest, hardest, busiest
man in town.
j]   You never hear a word mil of him for publication : but
he exerts an influence upon a section of ihe manhood of
his city which will be fell for generations to come.
'j Larimore is engaged in tlie uplift movement. Yel he never preaches, lectures or issues pamphlets.
|| I le uplifts sunken chests,
j] I le uplifts flabby muscles.
j] He uplifts copper-riveted livers.
fl He uplifts bay windows.
fl He uplifts flat insteps.
fl He uplifts the arm-chair spine.
fl He squares men's shoulders and uplifts heads.
fl Larimore is the natural enemy of undertakers, pill merchants and patent medicine manufacturers. He is lhe friend
of the legitimate section of the medical profession.
fl He fights the drink habit by helping men to get into
such physical shape that cocktails are not needed to quicken the appetite.
fl He fights cigarette inhaling by cultivating in hi.s followers the habit of inhaling deep into the lungs the pure, unadulterated air of Vancouver and vicinity.
fl I. W. Larimore is the physical director at the local Y. M.
C. A.
fl He hails from the United States, from Tacoma, and since
coming to Vancouver, his work has been largely responsible for an enormous increase in the membership of the Vancouver association.
fl Mr. Larimore's business men's class has on its roll the
names of over sixty of the prominent business and professional men of the city, ages ranging from 25 to 50 years.
Give The Hun His Own Medicine
^T'N view of the severity of our Canadian press censorship,
especially where the movement of vessels is concern-'
ed. we wonder what policy the Allies will follow in allowing the world to know of the date and departure of the shin
that will carry Bernstorff and his 300 German consular
agents away from thc United States.
fl Is it possible that rules which prohibit the press from advertising the date and place of departure of vessels carrying noted British officials will be relaxed in the case of
Bernstorff.
.; Bernstorff sails from'Halifax, we arc told. It would bo
in order that the officials keep absolutely secret all information touching upon his transportation overseas.
fl True, the German has a British safe conduct; but let the
vessel carrying him and his 300 agents fly the British colors
and let her run full on into the zone supposed to be blockaded by the Hun.
CHINOOK
BREEZES    OF    INDIGNATION
AND   INFORMATION
��'  IT IS Y< >W --afe to say'a
without beimj'called disloyal.
ml word for the Yankees
fl WITH WOODWORTH AND COTSWORTH on the
trail of Alex. Lucas, his chances of getting by are worth
mighty little.
} Till'. HON. J. W. WEART'S appointment as Speaker
ni thc Legislative Assembly is one which will be well received by both parties. The Hon. Mr. Weart is a trained
debater, a clever lawyer, and on top of that a good business
man, with a wide grasp of things. He is not too dyed-in-
ihe-wool Liberal to refuse the other side a good, honest
show, lie is tactful and at the same time strong enough
to make a decision and stay with it. No one need ever fear
that as presiding officer he will be guilty of allowing himself to become the mere creature of a strong government.
fl MR. GEORGE McCUAIG, one of Vancouver's oldest
business men, is an auctioneer, a Grit and a Presbyterian.
In this he is like the premier of Manitoba, Mr. T. C. Norris.
Mr. McCuaig believes in a common sense way of doing business. So when he noticed that the STANDARD was not
living up to certain ideals which he hoped the paper would
at all times follow, Mr. McCuaig presented the editor with
one copy of the Holy Bible. Some weeks after he came in
with another book, a copy of the Presbyterian Psalter. For
these gifts we wish to express thanks to Mr. McCuaig. If
he will now supply us with one Webster's Dictionary the
library will be complete.
ti;
_______k_i__.' TWO
THE STANDARD
CAPTAIN COSMO BRUCE, OF THE FORESTRY
BATTALION, RESPONDS TO THE CALL
FOR RED-BLOODED MEN
Is Giving up Important Position in the Business and Industrial World to Go Overseas to Keep Afloat the Union
Jack with Royal Standard of Scotland.
LEGAL   NOTICES
Sandy  says  oor  Canadian  politeesh-
ians  are  naethin'  to  be prood  aboot
Weel freens. here we are tmtiin���
as they Prairie termers said tae
themsels last week- when Vancoover
wis "up tae the neck" in the snaw.
* * ��
I can jist imagine the auld heysceds
risin' in the moriiin' oot o' their "In.t-
air'' heated bedroom, an' efter survey:
in' the snaw-covered landscape, ex
chimin': "Weel, weel, an' they telt
me it never snavved in Vancouver���
slung again!"
* * *
Hooever, we hae naethin' lac complain aboot in the shape o' the weather, a' the same. And if the "frai-
rie-arians" survived last week they'll
soon forget the wee bit discomfort
an' be mare boosters fur B, C's climate.
ians at Aldershot afore takin' them
tae France, telt them he wis gaun tae
treat them like ME'N, an' let them
hae a gless o' beer when they fell like
it.
As yae ken. freens, Sammy's a
great fiend on the cauld water cocktail. The auld wives back East that
wanted tae stop the boys frae haen
cigarettes an' tibaccy. an' worst o' a',
a wee drappie rum in the trenches���
them an' Sammy are the greatest o'
pals���in fact it's hard tae ken which
is the greatest auld wife o' the lot.
Aye,  frcens.  it's  the  hrichtest  star
in Canady's���what will I say, I  cannie  say  croon���fame,  is  oor ain   climate not here ill  ... C.
*  *  *
It's  a  guid  job   the   politeeshiaus
cannie get their tatirry fingers on  it.
for as sure as Mike they wild use it
for their ain  cuds,  an'  if yae  didnie
vote  for  the  pairty  in   power,   they
wud  likely hae yae  frozen  tae  dathe
in the winter an' shrivelled tae a cinder in the sumrfler.
Puir auld Sam; the auld country
sodgers didnie agree wi' his Sirsltip.
Sam  is a big man���a great man���in
fact he's  the  greatest Weel,  I'll
say nae mare; but it's plain tae be
seen that the auld country fellies were
owre thick in the heid tae realise
Sammy's greatness. Nac wunner
we're  vvinnin'  the war!
Talkin' aboot politics an' poliieesli-
ians, yae wild likely sec in the papers
that the Federal hoose wis in session
at Ottawa.
i.  * *
In the discussion on the new war
loan the premier made the startling
statement that $3,000,600 wis tae be
spent on buyin' marc Ross rifles. Of
course this gien rise tae tpiite a wee
bitty argyment.
If yae wud min' frcens, lhe Ross
rifle wis condemned shortly efter the
first contingent landed in Prance, because o' its uselessness as a weapon
tae kill a German,
An' yet we're tae spend anither
three millyin dollars on a rifle that's
been condemned, an', accordin' tae the
prime minister, is only tae be used
for dreel purposes.
The government arc tellin' us a' tae
economise an' pit oor bawbees, efter
we're done wi' the butcher an' the
grocer an the bootmaker an' the Ither
merchants, in war bunds, while tliey |
think naethin' o' spendin' three millyin dollars on rifles that they hae
nac earthly use for.
"The" Lnice has planted his standard at 521 Lender
Street, and from far and near men are gathering together
lo gang wi' him far across lhe raging main.
Captain Cosmo liruce, in private life is head of ihc
Coast  Lumber ami  Fuel Company, a leading indusiry in
Soulh Vancouver, employing
a large number of men. He
has forsaken \ lhe ways of
peace, has taken a commission in the Forestry Battalion
and is recruiting fellow Scotsmen and others al lhe headquarters on Pender Street.
.Among the first lo respond
to the South Vancouver
man's call for men was a former councillor of the municipality, Mr. James, who last
year creditably represented
Ward Five in the local council.
The Forestry Battalion is
peculiarly a unit offering an
opportunity for men of more
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^advaneed age, men who are
unfit for certain other branches of the service���the eyesight examination is relaxed somewhat and the require
ments of other features of the medical examination.
Captain  liruce is himself a forester of many    years
tical fviii'i'ii'"'*"     iX7i-. ������ i
SIllllltHS   IMI FORD, LIMITED
TAKE NOTICE of the Intention of
Bummera and Kurd Limited to apply
to the Registrar of Joint Stock Com*
panlea mr tbe change "i name of ihe
Company to It. 8. Kurd Company Limited.
Dated nt Vancouver this nth daj o(
January, imt
a  ii. ROBINSON, Secretary.
Mercantile Building, Vancouver, B.C.
TAKE NOTJOB Mm! thirty day�� titer the lirst appearance of ilii.-- notice
the Canadian Tranaport and Adjustment Company, Limited, Intends to ap-
iily iiiiip-r Section L4 of tin- Companies'
Aii to chants tin- prei ant name of the
Company  to "Pony  Bxpreaa Company,
I,mm, ,1 "
Dated al  Vancouver, British Colunj"
bin.   Hii.i   l.'.tli   day   of  Jiinniiry.   A.D.,
11117.
CANADIAN TRANSPORT AND
ADJUSTMENT COMPANY, LIMITED.
I.IM) RBGMTBT  ACT
(Sections ail nmi  itlli
Rs Applications N'us. UH87-I   'I,' i.ivT.',  'I.' !
nnd   .'|lll0_i   '!.' ���
TAKE NOTICE that applications
have been made lo register ETHEL
MARY HENRIETTA JONES as owner
In fee mwi^r ii...-,-. ��
FEBRUARY
tion  in  pursuance of such   application
and  Issue a Certificate of Ind.-i'.t.-il.:
nil.   to the -^iid hinds in the name r<t
George   Gordon   Bushby,    unless   you
bake   and   prosecute   the   proper   pri
ceedinirs   to   establish   your   Claim,   i
any,- to  the  said   lands,   or  to  prevent
such proposed action on my part
Dated at the Land Registry Offlc
Vancouver, It. i.'.. this Mh day of Jmi
tiarv,  .A.I).,   l!i|7.
AKTIIL'R   'I.   .SMITH.
District Registrar of Title
'i'fi (Mrs.) Rosie Hiintlng-er.
The dat' ut the first publication ol
this notice is January 20, ltU7.
Captain Cosmo Bruce
killiti
It wis said that lite nun *vi_
mare  Canadians than   I Inn.., an' oor
sodger boys u;m* tlirowin' them awa
in disgus.t.
T'imilly. efter (the commander-in-
chief an' General Alderson (in c6m-
manil o' the Canadians, had expressed tlicmsels pretty forcibly, it wis discarded in favor o' the Weapon the Imperial forces were nsiu'.
Wc dinnie get muckle reports o'
the debates back in Ottawa, but what
dis trickle through maks sorrovvfii'
readin'.
tt tf tt
Anither press report has it that the
Imi." Robert Rogers is tae bc flic
the prime minister tae the
London,    It
Yet. we
Stun Hug
'imi   llie   l
fii
lite great an' only Sir
���-till attemptin' lac dc-
speech  (lood lauchter)  he
General /Al^rson   'didn't
first thing about a rifle."
i'  his
"that
the
.-lllllll     	
Imperial Conference
micht bv true an' it  michtnie.
* * *
But the ineie suggestion that a mail
that has sic Cnairges as Rogers litis
hangin' owre his heid, should he a
delegate frae Canady tae a conference o' sic tremendous importance tae
(lie whole civilized world���is enough
tae mak a fellie Vomit,
* * *���
Freens, as 1 hae said afore���Canady
lis  cursed wi' iter  pi'liteesliiatis.
*   *  * I
An' it's no' confined tae yae pairty
either��� they're  baith   taurred'  wi'   the
 ,iVu ,i niic-Mcr oi many    years
practical experience. When lie icame to Vancouver many
vears ago, though brought up in more or less refined surroundings, his first job was the job which offered itself first
���lie went to work at Hastings Mill handling slabs.
Through careful attention to detail, industry and politeness, Mr, Bruce rose rapidly in the service of that industrial concern. In more recent years he joined the Canadian Western Lumber Company, and founded the subsidiary branch of that company in South Vancouver, the
Coast I,umber and Fuel Company.
Captain liruce has been active in the politics of South
Vancouver, always ranging himself with the reform clement, was for a year president of lhe Hoard of Trade, and
but for his decision to join the forces this winter, would
have been a candidate for the reeveship.
Captain liruce comes of a fighting family, founded by
no less a leader than the great Jirucc of Scotland, lie will
leave for overseas, it is expected, when his draft of 150 men
is made up. and judging from the manner in which the lumber men bf all degrees ill life, personal friends of the captain; are joining tip, the dale of departure will not be Ion
distant.
NEXT WEEK
 ...ii., ia JON.!*.** a.s owner
In fee under three Tax Kale Deeds from
tbe Collector of the Corporation of the
District of .South Vancouver, bearlim
date the 17th day of October, HUH, of
ALL AND SINGULAR those certain
parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying- and being In the Municipality ot .Soulh Vancouver, more particularly known and described as Lot
Twenty (20), Hlock Five (5), District
Lot .Six hundred and forty-lour (1144),
-Map 1980! Lot Nineteen (1(1). Hlocl.
Five (5), District Lot Six hundred and
forty-four (B4I), Alap 1986; and Lot-
Thirty-two (32). Hlock Two (2), District Lot Six hundred and forty-six
(041.).  Map  1427,  respectively.
You are required to contest the claim
of the tax purchaser within forty-five
(15) days from the date of service of
this notice (which may be effected bv
publication hereof In five weekly Issues of "The Standard," and your attention Is cnllcd to section .111 of tho
"Land Registry Acl" with amendments,
and to the followlnpr extract therefrom:���
"and In default of a caveat or eertl-
rieate of lis pendens being filed before
the registration as owner of the person entitled under such tax sale, all
persons so served with notice. . . . and
those claiming llirouffh or under them,
and all persons claiming any interest
in the land by descent whose litle Is
not registered under the provisions of
this Act. shall be for ever estopped and
de-barred from setting up any claim to
or   in   respect  of  the   land   so  sold   for
taxes, and the Registrar shall register
lhe person entitled under sueh lax
sale as owner of the land so sold for
taxes.
AST) M'tlKltKAS applications have
been made for Certificates of Indefeasible Title- to the above - mentioned
lands, respectively, In the name of
ETHEL MARV HENRIETTA JONES:
I AXD WHEREAS on Investigating
! the titles if appears that prior lo lhe
24th day of July, Ifl.!. (the il-ite on
which the said lands werfl sold for
overdue laxes), you D. Diya Singh,
AfQgtan Singh and Harf Siniih were the
registered owners of Lois Ifl nnd 20,
and vou. Diirna Singh, were the aa-
pessed owner of Lots 1 !1 and -''I. and
yon. Howard Smyth, were the assessed
owner of Lot  ft1.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at
the same time I shall effect registration in pursuance of sueli applications,
and Issue Certificates of Indefeasible
Tille fo the said lands in the riiinte of
ETHEL MART HENRIETTA JONES
mil' ss you take and prosecute the proper proceedings to establish, your
claim, il anv, to the said lands, or to
prevent   suon   proposed   action   on   my
na rt.
the Land Registry Office,
Tt. C, this fifth day of ,lan-
1017.
.A".'THI* It   <!.   SMITH.
District  Regit trar.
. Singh. Mastan Slmrh,  Harl
..  Di-ina  Singh,  Howard   Smyth,
late of.lha firsl  nublleatlon  of
MM) iii;(;i.s*iih   act.
(Sections  36 and   134.)
Re Application  No.  01219  '!.'
take NOTICE that application hsi
teen  mude  to register Joseph  Morlei
Bnefer a i   iwner in  foe  undvir   i  Taj
Sate  Deed  from Collector bf the Corporation of llie District  of South Van-
I couver,  bearing date the i~th  day ol
Oetober, lH'o, of ALL AND SINGULAR
that   certain   parcel   or   tract   of   land
tuid  premises  situate,   lying and  bHiti-
in  the Municipality or South Vancouver,  more particularly  known  and  d* -
.-,iribed as Lots 21 and 22, Hlock I, District Lot 1.51, .Map NO, 1000.
Vou are required to contest the claim
of   the   tax   purchaser   within   4,"i   day.-
from   the  date  of   the  service  of   tbl-
notlee (which may be effected by pub- ,
llcatlon    In    "The   Standard"    for    five
_   --.-...uoiiu     ror   rive
Consecutive issues., and your attention
Is   called   to   section   .'1(1   of   the   "Land
Registry   Act"   with   amendments,   and
to   tiie   following  extract  therefrom: ���
"and  In delimit  of a caveat or certificate ot  lis pendens  bailiff  filed  before
lhe   registrar  as  owner  of  the   person
entitled   under such   tax sale,  all  persons   so  served   with   notice,   .  ,   .   and
those claiming through or under them,
and   all   persons claiming any   interest
in  the  land  by  virtue of any unregistered   Instrument,      and     ull   persons
claiming  any   Interest   In   tbe  land   by
deseent   whose   title   is   not   registered
under the provisions of this Act, shall
be   for   ever   estopped     and     debarred
from   setting   up   any   claim   to   or   in
respect of the  land so sold  for  taxes,
and  .the   Registrar   shall   register   the
person entitled under such  tax sale as
owner of the  land  so sold" for taxes."
AND     WHEREAS    application     has
been   made   for   a. Certificate   of   Indefeasible  Title   lo   the  above-mentioned
lands,   in   the   name  of Joseph   Morley
Enefer.
AND WHEREAS on Investigating
Ihe title It appears that prior to the
20th day of July. 11115 (the date on
which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you were the registered   owner   thereof.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE (bat at
the same lime 1 shall effect registration In pursuance of such application
and Issue a Certificate of Indel'easible
Tlt.le to (he said lands In the name of
Joseph Morlcy Enefer, unless you take
and prosecute the proper proceedings
lo establish your claim, If any, to the
said lands, or to prevent such proposed action on my part.
DATED at .'lie- Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, R. ('., this 1 nth dav of De-
cenihel',  'A.I).,   11110.
ARTHUR O. SMITH.
District Registrar of Titles.
To   Konzaemon   Ono,   or   his   heirs,   or
others clafnlng  under him.
Dated i
Vaneonve
nary, A.D
Vancouver land district
district of toast
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby II.
Perry, of Vancouver, newspaperman,
intends tn apply for permission to
lease  the  following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the
mouth of a small creek on tbe south
shore of Heetile Island about one mile
from the south-west angle of that Island, thence north eighty chains.
Ihence west eighty chains, thence
south eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains, to the point of commencement,
010 acres more or less.
DA'l'ED   November  tl.   1010.
GEORGE SELBY H. PERRT.
VANCOUVER   LAND   DISTRICT
To  D.   Di
1017.
Then wax in' mare eloquent fit' in
an attempt tae create tt divesion, In
Stated   tlttti   German   financiers  were
tit the hack "' the tmlil country title.
It wild se -in as it' Stun thinks we're
It' wutlileii-lieiiieil like hiutsel.
Sammy ��� 1 i<[i
-on. If yae i
dersof. win
like General  Alder-
min',  freens.  it  wis   \l-
n inspei'iin' the Canad
honestly believe ther
big upheaval in Cana
boys     come     mai*c
ttt
| yae stick.
Hooever  I
un tae he ;
��� when    the ^^^^^^^^^
home!
* * *
These lads havnie went lae I'lati-
dcrs an' suffered withoot iearnin' a
thing or twa.   The boys have learned
n   ti   hellish   way���that   they   ARE
the  "pant   r tlic  earth," an'   I'll  he I
greatly   disappointed   if   ihey   dinnie j
mak  these  nieasloy   politeeshiaus  sit i
tip an' tak notice in lhe days no' very
fauf distant.
Must in   the big feature attract
f vaudeville are extremely t     	
..s different from each "Iher a- th
sun and moon. This is nn excepti t
wilh the Pantages circuit, in fact lea
circuit may credit itself wilh etigag
ing suttie uf the mosl unique and en
tcHaiiiing acts thai have ever beei
seen   in   showdom.     The   feature   at-
Thos. p. Swift ,���
-"--'nt ".Me ami Mary.
incident wilh music
combination of mirtl
reality a medium for t
em. with just enougl
^t^~
I,AMI   Iti.lGSTItV AC.,.
IN THE MATTER OF Application
\n. :li_':;ii 'l'
- a ml  -
N THE MATTER III." Lolfl Two (2).
; ml Thirty-seven (07), South halt' or
mock Blghl fsi. Dlstrb I Lol Fifty
("ul, Municipality ot' Smith Vancouver.   Map   2805;
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    ol   Vancouver,    nejwspniiei'n'uin,
Intends   to   apply    lor    permission    to
lease  tlie  following described   lands:
Cpmmenclng at a post planted at the
mouth of a small creek on the soulh
shore of Hecate Island, about une mile
from   the   south-west   angle   of     that
Island,   ihem ,rtii    eighty    chains,
iiienei- ,-ast eighty chains, thence south
eighty   chains.      tin ne"      west      eighty
chains, io tlic point of commencement.
in net'i-s more or less,
DATED November !',  1816.
OEOROE SELBT  It.  PERRY.
mi
slat
t'U'y lu In
doubt Mr. Swift tu
'iltit'ti'iit of laughte
"-|ieri understands
factory.
_  ..   ui-i      ttte    .Vltsscs   Campbell.      in    SO
traction   fur  the  coming   week's   liiillwill offer some uf lie season's I
is nu exception  lo the  novelty  nilc. I l-'ur the must pari  thej  a"' ol  t
in  fact  it being one uf th* .���������-  imposition,     Tliey   an
girls with charming manners
Wit
"ell  as any
juiitput uf hi
vTbe   Miss,
Estd. 1904.       Phone High. 285
READY ��� NEW SEASON'S
APPLE CIDER
BOILED CIDER &
APPLE SIRUP
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
ISLAND CABBAGE, made
into the finest
Sauer Kraut
at  our  Vancouver  factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1365-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
4   ft   tt
Tn ihe meantime they intend tae
"Cairry On" and feenish the job owre
on the ither side���it's a man's job an'
they're daen it nobly.
* :f *
If they wud organise a regiment o'
Canadian politeeshiaus an' send them
owre, wi' Ross rifles, what a reception they wud get. The boys wud
only be too pleased tae get them in
the thick o' it.
* * *
Of course  I'll admit there's sonic
guid   men   among   tbe   parliamentar-1
ians���but they're almost as scarce as
hen's teeth.
Yours through the heather,
SANDY MACPHERSON.
in fact  it being one oi ihc mosl ut
ii|iie acts ever tu be seen in thi- city.
The  cist   is   made  up  ut'   Australian
woodmen, "f Ax-rneh, who have  become so proficient with the familiar
double-bladed ami double-handed axes
that  they  even  go so  far  as  tu  pre
-i tit some tricks which ihc must expert uf knife throwers du nol attempt,
Such things as surrounding a per.soi
with   dcxteriotisly  thrown  axes,   cm
ting matches in two, lighting matches
and other numerous stunts which  wc
have  not  the  space  to mention  here,
will be offered as Ihis act's entertain
ment.    There vvill be  four other all-
star acts upon thc bill.    The  Belle-
claire  Brothers, "The  Modern  Sampsons," the laughable "Telephone Tan-
ire tty
m__________ft'    I
''hey have natural
tin- air ui' refine-
disputable talent
ability, cultur
Harry and Alice Seymour .ire a little mure than youngsters wlm will
present a breezy hit of mirth and comedy. They arc a feast fur the jaded
appetite "f amusement epicures.
I'airick Barrett vvill sing some unusual songs  in  an: unusual  manner,
The songs arc uf lhe stury variety,
and lhe lyrics are exceptionally clever. Mr. Barrett really acts each song,
tind this song portrayal shows him to
be a comedian of exceptional merit
and versatility.
Frank   Wilson,  the  cycling genius,
WHEREAS     appllcall in     has    been
mad,'  I'm' n   Certil l|itn  of   InOeleat Iblc
Title to the .'iltove inetit loiii'd  lauds,  in
the name or wii.i.ia.vi BOND 1IARR1 I
AND   WHEREAS   'mi    Investigating
Hi,- title it. appears thai  you  were the
. hoidi i'  "i  a   rlghl   to  purchase   Lot   ��,
i    .:- i-   ��� n   iiin'ei: Isti i-'-'l   A iri-i-'-ui'iit   I'm-
Sat.-,  .l.'if d    :.ih  January,   Itii:::
NOW   THEREFORE   I   hereby   give
i you  notice  that   li  Is  my  Intention  nt
! tt"   expiration   n(   fourteen   11 D   daj a
':-.   ncrvice i.ii v mi hi' tliis nntlei
ti may he effected by publli ��� i Ion
jin tl"- "Standard" for five consecutive
j li  -ii -i  i" effect registration In pursu-
1 -i" ���   ' f ni,   ��� 'id application, free from
ti,,-    above-mentioned   Agraemenl    for
Sale,   unless   you   take   and   prosecute
proper   pr .-dines   to   establish   vour
claim, it' mi. in iln- :-.iiii lands, or to
prevent   such   proposed   action   ,,ti   inv
DATED al tin- Land Registry Of- "
flee, Vancouver, it. 1'. 110.- Sevi nteenth k
day of January, A n    11117.
AltTlll'li  li.   SMITH, "
Dlstrli t  Registrar.      ",
���I'o lam. -. A. (Irani !l
Th" dni.   of tli"  rlrsl  publication
this notice is '.iriii January. 1817.
VtM'IIIVIvll   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT ol'' COAST
TAKE .NOTICE that George Selby R.
Perry,   of   Vancouver,    newspaperman,
Intends   to   apply    lor    permission   'to
lease  th,-  following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted ono
mite north of tlie mouth of a small
CH cl. on the south shore of Hecate
Island, aboul "tt" mile from tin- sbuth-
w, -1 angle of that Island, thence north
eighty ehnlns. thence east eighty
chains, thence south eighty chains,
Hi.-in-" west eighty chains, in tin- point
of commencement, 640 acres more or
less.
DATED xov ember D, 1016.
UEORqE SELBY  It.  PERRY.
ORPHEUM THEATRE
���uietrvi   ��-.NJLw B00KS just in ?mm
WEN, WOMEN AND  GUNS
RHYMES OF A RED^Sm.m "? $1'25'
THE I J        ^   ��SS MAR   B^��bert Service.   Price $1
BOOK
SHOP
G-   A.   FORSYTH   &   CO.
Corner Homer and Hastings St.
]t will be a splehdid bill which will
be   presented   at   thc   Orpheum   next
week.     Claude   Ciilliugwater,   assisted
by Julia  Heme in Reginald  Barlow's
delightful Punch Playlet, "The Frame
Up,"  will  be  seen  with   five  in  the
cast.   It is a play carefully constructed, of convincing qualities and -absorbing  interest.     The   piece   grips   from
its   very   beginning,   and   tightens   its
hold throughout.    A decided  twist at
the  finish   furnishes  a  complete  surprise.    While  the playlet  is dramatic
throughout,   it   is   rife   with   comedy,
one  laugh   following  on   the  heel   of
another.
._, v   ��� ��i"- j     f rank   Wilson,   the   cycling  genius
gie/' Elizabeth Cutty, and Bobbie and  i,;is wonderful control of the bicycle
Nelson   are   nom-de-plumes   travelled miis is thc first wheeling act that has
ider. 'been seen at the  Orpheum  since tlie
reopening of this theatre. The startling feature of his act is the way lie
handles his wheel, and performs difficult feats while riding backwards.
There is little to be discussed nn
the point of whether dogs have brains,
after seeing Meredith and Snoozer.
the latter being the dog, Canine intelligence is demonstrated by Snoozcr
in a fashion that reflects great credit
Upon Meredith, thc tutor and trainer.
Snoozcr is one of the remarkable dogs
in vaudeville.
As usual, the World at Work and
Play, will be depicted on the screen
in the Orpheum Travel Pictures.
There is a growing interest in these
superb pictures, the like of which is
shown nowhere else outside the Orpheum theatre.
I. ��Ml   OlSCttBTItl    ACT.
H.- Application >.'-��� 31047 "I."
TAKE v.T.cr*: iiu.f application (hai
been made 1<�� n-i-'.i.--*i'-r Gteorfffl Gordon
Bushby aa own**f undor -i Tax 0a lo
ne1.! from Collator nf Corporation of
Dls/rict <>t South Vancouver, bearing
ilnte the r> 1 s( (Imv of October, 1916, Ot
ALU AND RINOTJIiAfR iitnf certain pnr~
eel or trnet. of i?.n<l and premises t*lt-
unte. Jyinif, nnd being1 (n the Municipality or .South Vancouver, more paiy
tlculnrtv lcno\vn .'uul described nn Lot
eleven ni), B\0C%t five (fi), North-EnRt.
qunrler of District Lot Thrnc Hundred
nnd  thirty-Blx   Ci.Vl),  Mnp 24SL
Vou ��ro rc-fluired to contort the claim
of   the   tnx   purehnser   wfthln   4B   dn>-.��
from the dnte of the service of tlifH notice   (which   may   be  effected   by   publication   In   five   weekly   Issucp   of   the
Sou tli      Vancouver     "Standard"),     and
your  attention   Is   nailed   to  scetfon   3iJ
of the  "Land   Registry Act"  with   amend in en (.��.   and    to    the   following,    ex
tract therefrom:���"and  in default of
caveat   or   certificate   of   lis   pendens
filed  before  the  registration as owner
of the person  entitled  under such   tax
sale, all persons so served with notice,
. . . nnd those claiming1 through or under them, nnd all persons claiming any
interest  In  the  land  by virtue  of  any
unregistered   Instrument,   and   all   persons claiming1 any  interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered
under the provisions of this Act, shall
be   for   ever   estopped   and   debarred
from setting1 up any claim to or in respect, of the land so sold for taxes, and
the   Registrar   shall   register   tbe   person   entitled   under   such   tax   sale   as
owner of  th"  land   so sold   for  taxes."
AND     WHGREAfi    application     has
been   made   for   a   Certificate   of   Indefeasible  Title   to   the   above-mentioned
lands,  in   the  name  of  George  Gordon
Hushby.
AND WHEREAS on investie-atins.
the title it appears that prior to the
28lh day of July. ]!H"- (the date on
which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you were the assessed
owner thereof.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at
he same  time  T shall  effect reglstra-
* \-\roi VHB   I,AM)   DISTRICT
lUSTkh'T oK COAST
TAKE NOTICE thai <;<���,'.���..,   Selby B,
irry.   of  Vancouver,   newspaperman,
it-nds   io   apply    i'or   permission' to
_ise ihe following1 described  lands.
Cor menclng .-i I .i po il planted on iho
9Bi shore oi   [-locale Island, south of
small bay, thence east etffhty chafnSi
1'iiir    south    richly    Chains*      thenco
esl     eighty    chains,    thence    north
ghty   chains     to    the  point   of  <-om-
encement,  040 acres more or less.
DAT/CD November it. 1916.
GEORGE SEJLBY  B.  l'KliKV.
v i\< <>l vi:u   LAM)  DISTRICT
DISTJFUCT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICES lhat Georgre. Selby 13.
rvrry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman,
Intenda   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease  the  following described   lands;
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east of a post planted on the west
shore of Hecate Island, south of a
small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence
west eijrhty chains, thence north
eighty chains lo the point of commencement, (J40 acres more or less.
DATED November 9,  191 (i.
GEORGE SELBY B.  PERRY.
VANCOUVKH   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OP COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of   Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease  the  following described   lands:
Commencing1 at a post planted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south of
a smajll bay, thence east eighty chains,
thenco north eighty chains, thence
west J eighty chains, thence south
eighty^ chains, to the place of commencement, (540 acres more or less.
DATfSD November 9,  191C.
j GEORGE SELBY B. PERRY.
.���.-1.il.lul ill   tHVj ftrhnrd   5.. ,
CENTKR & HANNA LIMj'tKD
J V M (.. A.     '*,','
I i 'I'-Jof LokiTr.hi.rium ��nil-|W.yinB Willi
Vn Vm ��r,d Ki^n . !:;_ '��� g^.  2J2
/    FARMS WANTED
Wanted   to   hear   from   owner, of
good  farm for sale. ��� Northwestern
Business Agency, Minneapolis, Minn.
/ SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY  10,   1917
THE STANDARD
THREE
Mr. and Mrs, W. I). Mason .spent
(he week-end in  Victor!*
t tt *
Mr. Geo, W, Beattie p( Nanaimo,
spent tlic* week-end in  the city.
* *  *
Mrs. Ci. Harding ot l'rmceton, 11.
C, is visiting at the coast.
* * *
Mrs. C. VV. Dodge, of Odessa, Sask..
b \isitiiig the toast i* it its.
* *   *
Mr. I'. W, Cttrliy has Hum- over to
Victoria nn a short holiday.
ft  tt  ft
Rev. Searles, of Rosedale, B. CJ,
was a recent visitor in Vum-mtvcr.
Dr. and Mrs. !'. C. Thomas are
spending a  few  days  in   Victoria.
* *  *
Miss Jean Anderson, of Victoria, is
visiting in the city for a few weeks.
ft *  tt
Mr. James Galloway is spending a
few days in Nanaimo visiting witli
friends.
* * ��
Mrs. Sigrid Batnpton has left for
Bella Coola to visit her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Livelton.
* * *
Queen Alexandra recently received
General Nivelle at her residence,
Marlborough House.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. S. S. Taylor have returned to the city after spending the
past week in Victoria.
* * *
The Hon. and Mrs. Elidor Campbell are in town from Caulfield, and
are staying at Glencoe Lodge.
* * *
Miss Leslie Melville, of Sonienos,
Vancouver Island, is a guest at Glencoe Lodge during her stay in the city.
.Mr. and Mrs. John Summers and
family have left Qualicum Beach and
taken up tlieir residence in Vancouver,
Miss  Maud  Ktiliii. daughter of the
prominent  American  banker,  is  now      .. ,,��_���,,   ...
, ...        ,   .     . I    Mr. and  Mrs.  Stanley J.  (.rocker,
enit.tgetl in war rebel work nt France '    t      i , ������       ���
who have liven spending a month m
t Montreal visiting with Mrs. Crocker's
-Mr.   Harold   Pumell  am:   Miss  M   mother,   Mrs.   It.   Porranc.
Purnell have returned f city after have returned to thei
spending a short holiday in Victoria '
*    f     .:
Sir Frank and Lady Benson are to Mrs' 'l;""M KlT' '" Ma- '''"���" "''"
go to France to an Important station' P" '"'"' tllC *""* '" ���Mr"' ;h'ym
fanteen which is being opened by the I; I?" '". P."?"" ""'.K''
French Red Cross.
* * *
Mr. I). L.  Brown and Miss  Brown
H.R.H. the Princess Patricia visits
Orpington Hospital, the Ontario hospital, itt England, every Thursday to
help in teaching incapicitatcd Canadians to work.
raser,
ne here.
The |irizes which will he competed
for at the whist drive and dance being given at Cotillion hall on Tuesday
next at 8.15 p.m., by the local iie-
tachment of the 22.?rd battalion, C. !_.
!���'.. are now on exhibition at the corner ot Hastings and Abbott streets.
The roller canary which is i" be raffled "ii the same evening, and which
was donated by Mr. Forbes ol the
Eburne aviaries, will be on exhibition
tit the Hotel Vancouver on Friday and
Monday next coining.
*   *   *
Mrs   F. I). lln.M... late matron of
the  Esquimalt   Convalescent  Military
hospital, and  Sister Agues  Morning
head nurse of tin  Bamc in-.ii-
liaw   left   ior  overseas  duty
e  Canadian    Army    Medical
Unite
Union
with
Corps.
Of Montreal. w|,,i have been Spending
some time visiting in Vancouver and
Victoria, have left for home via Seat-
til.
. * ft
Their excellencies the Duke and
Duchess of Devonshire attended tt
skating party in Ottawa recently given by the pupils of the Normal .school
tliere.
* * *
.Mr. E. G. Brown, of Ottawa, after
spending several days in tllis city, lias
left for Victoria, where he will spend
some time in connection with naval
matters.
* * *
Mrs. M. E. Robbins and her daughter, Miss Hazel Robbins, have left
here for San Francisco, where they
will remain for some time before going on to Chicago.
* * *
Lady Carson daily supervises the
work of packing and posting the parcels provided by the Ulster Division
nao icft for Halifax to visit her n
band. Dr. Ker. who is going overseas.
* * *
Mr. ami Mr-. Gordon MacEwan and
family have left Chilliwack tn take
up their residence in this city. Mr.
and Mrs. MacEwaii have been residing tit Chilliwack for the past three
years.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. George Walker, of
Calgary, after spending several weeks
visiting friends in Vancouver and other coast cities, have left for California, where they will spend the next few
months with friends.
* * t
A committee has been formed in
Milan to organize the mobilization
of Italian women for war work, following the example set in France and
Great -Britain. Similar committees
will be formed in the various cities
in Italy.
* * *
Mme. Avery is preparing a programme for a musicale to be held
shortly under the auspices of the American  Women's Club, of which  she
Comforts Fund for the wounded and is a member, to be given in aid of the
war prisoners. Vancouver military hospital.
NEWS OF INTEREST TO THE
Weekly Standard Readers
MANY   LINES   AT   SAVING   PRICES
RIBBON SALE EXTRAORDINARY
Values to 35c, for 19c
Hundreds of yards of finest duchess satin ribbons
in shades of white, cream, sky, pink, lavender, navy,
light and dark brown, orange, black, green, sax, etc.,
etc. Desirable ribbons in a 5-iltch width, suitable for
hair-ribbons, fancy work, sashes ami trimmings���
wonderful values at the regular price. A bargain
at   19c
THESE   DELICIOUS   CARAMELS
OF COCOANUT, only 25c p..und
Wc look to see this small lot of 5(10 pounds sold
in quick time. No other caramel on the market can
equal them for excellent flavor, purity and whole-
soineiiess. Choice oi molasses cocoaiiut caramels
and neapolitan caramels in colors of white, pink and
chocolate. Regular price is 40c per pound. Special
for    25c
SALE OF MEN'S SUITS, Values to $2.5.00, for  $16.75
���selected from our regular .slock���not the ordinary kind, but suits that are built on perfect fitting, well-
designed lines. Each fabric specially selected for the model il is built on, and the coats were till put
through our shape keeping process. A splendid selection of dark patterns and worsteds t" choose from,
���in Sizes 3d to 42.    Actual values I" $25,00,    A bargain at    $16.75
BOYS'   OVERCOATS.     Regular $7.00. for  $4.49
Useful coats, made i'rom gopd wool tweeds, in smart, snappy convertible collar style, in blue and grey,
Regular $7.00    $4 49
MEN'S SHIRTS reduced to $1.19
The "D" quality, English manufacture. The best
wearing shirty made���conies in plain blue and white.
with colored stripes. Coat cut and soft cuffs. All
sizes from 14 to 17.   Keg. $1.75.   A bargain at ..$1.19
MEN'S   WORK   GLOVES,   reduced
to 79c
Chronic Tan, short wrist gloves, with cord and
ball fasteners. Also gauntlets in mule and horse-
hide���and moleskin mitts. Assorted sizes. Values
to $1.50,    A  bargain at    79c
36-inch   CURTAIN   SCRIMS,   MARQUISETTES   AND   VOILES,
At, per yard,- 15c
A special purchase ot factory seconds, bought away below market value, enables us to give you this
remarkable Friday bargain. Choose from scrims with colored or openwork borders., and bordered or colored coin epojt inai'i|iiisettes. If perfect, these goods would retail to .15c yard. Owing to slight imperfections in weaving, wc bought them so that we can sell   them for. yard   15c
HANDKERCHIEF   BARGAIN
A special purchase line, made of mercerized cotton,   with   white  centres,  and  assorted  smartly ^ designed colored borders.    Regular men's sizes.
6 for   , 39c
A CLEAN UP OF FLEECE-LINED
UNDERWEAR FOR MEN & BOYS
The balance of our winter stocks���a limited number of garments only, in natural color, fine quality.
Men's Regular 50c value for    29c
Boys'  Regular 45c value  for    28c
i__
Miss McLellan. school nurse, gave:
tut interesting talk on "Nurse's work
amongst the children in school." outlining the methods of examination
Prevention of diseases, fumigation
and the general conduct of child welfare were clearly defined.
.   -   .
The marriage will take place short-1
ly at W'alachin. II. C. of Mr. Gilbert;
Kiugdqtl, eldest son of Mr. C. IJ.!
Kingdon, Strait'm. pornwall, England, to Naomi, eldest daughter qf the!
late Qapt. Huntgrubbe and Mr.. Hunt-
grubbe,  Porterne, Wiltshire.
The   first  annual  meeting    of  the,
Bayview Parent-Teachers' association I
was held Wednesday afternoon in the]
Uayview school, when the annual report was presented anil officers elected for the coming year, Mrs. Stanley
rown being re-elected as president
and .Miss Mclntyre re-elected as secretary, both by acclamation. -Mrs.
Roger F. Turnbull was elected vice-
president and Mrs. Greenwood as
treasurer; Mrs. Strang antl Mrs. Itter
were elected to the visiting committee.
ft * tt
An engagement of interest in Canada and just announced at Washington, D. C, is that of Miss Violet Ers-
kine. who has been official secretary
in thc family of the British ambassador, Sir Cecil Arthur Spring-Rice, to
Mr. Horace Seymour, third secretary
of the Embassy. The groom-elect
was formerly attached to the Foreign
Office in London, and he has been
stationed at 'Washington for three-
years. Miss Erskine is the daughter
of the late Thomas Erskine of the
British consular service, whose death
occurred recently in New Orleans,
where he  was consul-general.
* *   .-
A Meeting was held on February 5
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. G. D.
Hoyland, 323 Keith road east, North
Vancouver, to consider the possibility
of organizing an association of the
women of the North Shore, for the
purpose of studying subjects having
relation to the use of the franchise by
women, The meeting was well at-
twidcd and after considerable discussion it was unanimously agreed that
an association or league for the women of North Vancouver be formed,
and provisional committees were appointed lo nominate officials and to
frame a constitution. The meeting
was then adjourned until 8 p.m. on
Monday evening, the 12th inst.. at the
same address, when il is hoped that
the public will attend and consider
what   further  steps shall be  taken.
* t   ft
An uncommonly pretty shower louk
place al tlie residence of Mrs. II.
Champion, Marine drive, whn.! was
given iu honor of Miss R. Parsons.
The decorations were carried out in a
color scheme of canary yellow and
blue birds. Mtss Parsons wa- heavily
showered with many beautiful '_tttis
from a dainty yellow parasol lecorat-
ed with yellow and white chrysanthemums, which hung from the chandelier. During the evening various appropriate songs were sung by the different guests and bridal games wire
thc source of entertainment. Miss
Parsons also rendered the song. "A
Perfect Day." and was then presented
with a beautiful bouquet of yellow-
daffodils. The guests then part",'!.
cif a sumptuous repast of delicious
confections and various kinds of
swe��tmeats. Many gowns were worn
by the guests which harmonized beau.
tif.tllv   with  the  decorations.
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KEMERTEIUMIME S1WK5 OOHWSSWKR
GRANVILLE AND GEORGIA STREET
The prohibition vote has caused a
lot of comment lately. The various
prohibition associations on the coast
arc preparing to have the polling of
votes in the old country probed by the
government should the act be deieat-
ed.
* * *
Canning  companies are  doing  well
in the Okanagan. The Dominion Canners plan on  opening another branch
at  Penticton this year.
*  * *
The bye-election to he held in the
Alberni riding will be contested for
the Liberals by J. 1-". Bledsoe, formerly of Vancouver, now editor of the
Alberni paper.
Store Opens at 8.30 a.m. and Closes at 6 p m.
Smart New Spring Suits
of Donegal Tweeds
J^HESE MODELS ate somewhat different to
tlie usual Donegal Tweed Suit inasmuch as
ihey depict more fancy designs than have been
previously introduced: The styles feature novelty Norfolk effects, having belt and strappings as
well as patch pockets and leather buttons. The
Coats are lined throughout with guaranteed satin
and the skirts are made in plain tailored style
with medium flare. Four different styles to
choose from in mixed tweed effects pf black,
brown, green or grey. Sizes 16 to 42, at $32.50,
$35.00 and $39.50.
Excellent Display of
Navy Blue Serges
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yard. Pure wool and very durable. One shade,
navy only.
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yard. Pure wool, one of the best values we have
ever shown. Comes in light and dark navy and
black.
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t'honi' Seymour 24S2
C.P.R. Solicitor Killed in Action
THE Canadian
Pacific Railway has lost
another of its
valued servants
at the front.
Lieut Jas. Mc-
Naught, a Scotchman by birth, was
one of Ihe com
[itiny's solicitors.
with office In
Montreal, and his
death vvas recently reported In the
casualty list
l.ieut. McNaught
was one of the
most popular officials of the C. P.
R He was born
a t Wnlkerbitrn.
S'-o.lnnd. thirty,
three years ago.
and came to Canada In 11106, aft<*r
qualifying as a solicitor in Edinburgh.- Shortly
after his arrival
he joined the law
department of the
railway company.
His abilities were Lieut. Jas. McNacght.
quickly appreciated by those In higher authority, and his efforts were
rewarded by a promotion as Assistant Solicitor on Jan. 1st, 1912. It
was nearly three years afterwards that Lieut. McNaught was made one of;
the solicitors of the C. P. R., but when the war broke out, like many other
Scotchmen, he had the fighting fever. He commenced his training with
the McGill Battalion in the summer of 1915. On Nov 17th. the same year,
he went back to Scotland and enlisted for active service In the Royal
Scots as a private. He trained all through the winter until Judo, 1916,
���when he was selected to take an officer's training course. Lieut. Mo-
Naught had no difficulty in qualifying, and in October last he was appointed to the 2nd Batt. Royal Scots, and went to the front about the beginning of December. He was on the Somme front and was killed on
January 7th.
;3
If For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fl FOUR
'%���  The Hun Slave Drivers  $
THE  STANDARD
Tlu* Following description was written by tt Belgian gentleman who, not
withstanding his tii"_h social standin
bs also thc fact that he is rii.ty year
old,  very  narrowly  escaped  deportation.   He succeeded, by an exceptional
chance and tit the rust of a considerable  uiltlay,  in  getting  this, narrative  smuggled  through   in   the  hope
that it may be used in some way to
help  save  his  companions  in  misfor-1
tunc.
There  are  serious  reasons  for  believing that the deportations have not
as  a  main  object  to  merely  provide
Germany  with  slave  labor,  but  that
the  intention  of thc  Germans  is  to
make   a   display   of   (rightfulness   in
connection with the present move for
peace in order to show Belgium and
thc   Allies   what   the   Germans   have
still  in   store  if  they  do  not  accept
their  terms.    They  are  greatly  mistaken, for as far as  Belgium is concerned,  never has  the  spirit of independence and the love of liberty been
more intense in tllat country than at
the present moment, and nobody there
is thinking of crying  for  mercy  but
only of demanding justice.
+ * *
WHAT I SAW AT WAVRE
cautwii  is long; cue
There are no more
the country; there a
J They musl walk, carryin
| so they must leave early
hour.  (WO  hours.
farm  wagons in
e no more trains.
llieir bagsi
Before six
A Belgian Slave Raid���Tragic Scenes
By an Eye-Witness
The district of Wavre (Brabant
consists of twenty-two communes ���
there arc 2,800 communes in Belgium,
The order which summoned at Wavre
the entire male population between
the ages of 17 to 56, of twenty-two
villages of the district of that name
���about 10,000 men���was posted on
November 14, and read:
NOTICE
"All men between the ages of 17
and 56 (inclusive) of the commune of
 are requested to present themselves on November 15, 1916, at eight
o'clock a.m. (German time), at Wavre market place. The burgomaster
should be present- The men concerned should be carrying their identity
cards and in case of need, their, melde-
karte  (card of control).    Small  hand
o'clock   the   procession.     (he   melancholy and interminable precession begins on the roads in the biting cold,
the  dark   November    morning,    the
freezing   wind,   for   tlie   weather    is
cruel.    Nature,  menacing  and  dark,
accentuating   the   anguish     in     llieir
hearts.     But   tlieymust     be   strong.
The  impression  of despair  must  not
be given'    -Most of llie men have forbidden   their   families   to   accompany
them;   the  anguish   of   the   separation
might   make   them   show     weakness.
This   must   not  be.   so   nearly   till   of
them  are  going  alone.      One    sees,
marching     to    their    Calvary,    only
groups  of  men.   marching- in  silence,
and heavily, heavily, as if their poor,
meagre bundles were very heavy. Only a few women, who have not been
able   to   control   themselves,   follow,
weeping,    Merc is Wavre.    The little
village lies grim and grey on this sad
morning.    It is hemmed in by troops.
who,  at  all   openings,   bar   the   way.
Men  are  engulfed     in    the    narrow
streets   leading   to   the   market-place,
the huge square, with its low houses,
with  shaky  features,    sorrowful    remains of a  savage  invasion.    Tt  lias
been   completely   evacuated,   and   all
the roads which lead to it are empty.
Only one can see. at the end of those
roads behind  the warring troops,  the
crowd from which comes cries, names,
words of farewell to the poor people,
rounded up. village by village, who are,,.
waiting, dejectedly, pitiful in their im-  i
notence nnd tht.tr l,,,,���:if���.:-..       *
baggage will bc allowed. Those win
fail to appear will be immediately
transported without delay and by
force to the places where they arc to
work. Besides they arc liable to very
heavy fines and' long imprisonment.
Priests, doctors, lawyers, schoolmasters and professors need not present
themselves.
"Ottignics,  Nov. 3.  1916.
"THE   IMrKRIAI,   KREIPCII I.l'
OE  XIVI.I.IJ'.S.
"Graf von Schwerin."
A Melancholy Procession
Tliey must  bc at  Wavre  at  eight
o'clock says the order.    And for thc
greater portion of the men summoned they way't'i the chief town of the
potencc and their humiliation. A few
among them remember with a little
sorrowful smile that yesterday in the
same place there had been a pig market.
Choosing the Slaves
Thc work  of choosing begins-     I'.y
'���groups  of  a   thousand,   the   men   are
conducted to a school building where
the agent of the  German  authorities
keeps office.    To get at tins school-
building the road runs by the banks
of  the   Dylc.     It   is   the   picturesque
spot of Wavre. lu normal times there
is  an  atmosphere  of  peaceful  gaiety,
of cheerfulness.   This morning at the
windows of the houses the anguished
faces  of  women,  ot  children,  of  old
people in tears.    There are people on|
the roofs.    They all gaze greedily at
the passing lines.    They want to see
once more, perhaps for the last time,
a husband, a son, a brother,*Vper-haps
a fiance.    After a wait of four hours
the crowd is finally conducted to the
school.    1 watched the men.    I  know
a number of them. I saw a lot of their
faces grow suddenly very pale.   Tliey
walked in very firmly, but they were
ghastly pale.    Otic  feels the anxiety,
which freezes them, arrests the blood
in their veins.   These arc the married
men. the men who have left wife and
children and who ask themselves are
they   going  to  see   them  again  very j
soon.    If not, not for a long period. I
one never knows, perhaps nevet
_=ri|  others,   the  young  men,     go  with   a||jr
|| [proud step.    There is defiance in their!
eyes.     As   they  approach   the  school-
house,  all  heads  tire  raised,  listening.
A rumor, a sound which grows, grows
���it is���yes. it is singing.    Almost one
would  say it was the "Urahani'ontie."
yes and  that  was  the  "Marseillaise"
coining   from   the   courtyard   of     the'
school.     And   in   fact,   at   the   end   of
that courtyard tire lhe men who have
already   been   taken.     It   is   they   who
are   singing  the   Belgian  antl   French
anthems.      When    they   see   IIS,   thej
all cry out, "Don't  sign, don't  sign,"
They are  splendid      There  is   tlo  anguish  here.     They  are  over   thai   full
of  bravado,   a   ruddy   pride,   of   masculine   virility.     There   are   no   complaints.     When  one  among  the   men
sees  a   friend   released   he  asks   him
only   to   tell   his   family   that   he   has
been sent away; and then he starts to
sing again,- passionately,  singing  I,is
song of defiance.
The Word of Fate
We go in by a first room.   A doctor
is   there,   who   examines ..those   men
who arc armed with a medical certificate,     lie   seems   indulgent,     quite
generous; he liberates some of them.
A   second  room.     Here   the  fate  of
each   man   will  bc  decided,    bruskly,
mechanically,  in  a   few  seconds  and
without    appeal.      One    peremptory
word���and  it is slavery���or freedom.
Here are many uniforms���Kreischef,
civil commissary officers and all have
that military rigidity which permits of
no   discussion.     The   three   delegates
of  the  commune���generally  the  burgomaster, an alderman and the communal secretary, authorised tu assist
in  the examination  of  their own  villagers,  can  quite  evidently do nothing.     Two   officers,   who   divide   the
duty between  them,  make the decisions-    One on each side of the room,
they examine the men rapidly, beginning with the young men of 17 to 25
years of age.    They look at the card,
which gives the trade and social position of the holder.    They  throw a
glance  over the man,  as  if to  weigh
his strength, his value as an animal.
One  question,  at  the  tip  of  his  tongue,  for  the sake of formality:  "Are
|you unemployed?"   and immediately,
whether lhe reply is negative or affirmative,  the decree,  inexorable.    If
tlic card gives a trade which could be
useful, "labas" the officer cries, "left
turn."   Left turn!   That is the road to
Germany,    To  go  imt  of  the  room
tliey must go through a door divided
by a barrier into two narrow corridors
aud   guarded   by   two   soldiers.     Thc
left-hand corridor gives access to another room, where a re-gti the red those
who are to go.
If the officer cries "Right turn!" it
is liberty.    The man passes before afl
under-officer,  who  puts  a  stamp  on
his identity card.   The 'right-band corridor   leads   to   an   open   window.   De-
fore   which   is  a   table.    Tliey   must
climb  that table, on  lo another  tabh
placed outside  llie  window', and jump
down   into   tlic  .street.     It   looks  lil��
an escape.    It is. indeed, an  impression of flight.    There  is  ito  impression of relief or comfort, for tli
is  still   lorn   thinking  of  the
the poor oilu-rs.    And theil the
marc is nol yet at an end.    ''it
still contemplate tfl
(tiring sorrow.   One must still uathei
SATURDAY,  FEBRUARY
Happenings of the Week m
AT HOME
AND ABROAD
lion. Ralph Smith, minister of finance, is confined to his bed from a
slight  illness.
* * *
According to the Vancouver SIX.
tin- South Vancouver council paid a
commission of $13,500 on lhe recent
sale   of   $450,000   worth     of   treasury
certificates issued against tax arrears.
This money went to a broker in Vancouver who put the deal through for
Spilzcr, Rorick and Co., of Toledo,
Ohio.
appoint-, B.
of Van-  the
C, Slo
loth t
'k   Breeders' Association  ,,;
ml   17tll.     It   would  be  well
its laur-
Jolm Third, of South Vancouver,
has been appointed licence commissioner for the district. Moral reformers fear that an effort will now
bc made to have the Kingsway Hotel
opened again.
* * *
Mr.  Joe   Ellis,  prominent   Vancouver lawyer, addressed  the  Vancouver
Credit Men at a recent dinner on th
subject of "Securities."
In  Vancouver  Centre,  the  Liberals
tave several good men who are willing to accept the Federal nomination.
Of these the more prominent are Harry   Senklcr,   K.C.,   Charlie   Campbell,
and E. S.  Ixnowlton.    Mr.  Senklcr is
a popular man and hardworking Liberal, as is also Mr.  Knowlton.    But
the betting seems to be in  favor of
Mr.  Campbell, president of the  Vancouver Cily Liberal Association, well
known  in  business circles as of tin
Casnpbcll  Storage Company.
��� * *
In   Burrard.   Mr.  Alex.   Henderson
K.C.. is said to be a likely candidatt
for   the   Liberal   nomination.     Ofliei
names are those of Patrick  Doimellj
and  Mr. J.  N.  Ellis.    Dr.  Duff Mu
The, announcement of the
ment of Mr.  Reggie Gardom
couver,   as   valuator   lor   the   Work-' for  Vancouver to look aft
men's  Compensation   Commission,   is j els as tt convention city,
an  evidence  of  the  government's  de- *  *  *
site to do away with the dldtime pat-'
ronage system.    Mr. Gardom has lived   ill   British   Columbia   for  25   years
and is a (Conservative in politics. He
was for years a member of the staff
of Messrs. Cepcrley, Kounsefcll and
Company,  Vancouver.
*  *  *
Hon. John Oliver bas recalled Market   Commissioner   MacTaggart,   who
for some time has been acting as trade
commissioner on the prairies for  llritish Columbia orchardists.    Mr. MacTaggart was a  well-known  newspaperman, before going in with the department  of  agriculture.    Though   a
man  of  initiative  and     energy,     Mr.
MacTaggart  was  held  down  by  the I
moth-eaten system of the department
prior  to  the   change  of  government.
His recall is likely the result of petitions from the Vernon district asking
for   the   appointment   of   a   practical
fruit grower for the position.
* * +
Considerable interest is being taken
in thc proposed National  Highway in'
the   interior.    Although   thc  government is not likely'lo spend much money   in  automobile   roads  at  prcsetit,
there  was a  warm  discussion  at   the
Associated  Boards  of  Trade  meeting
in   Kamloops  last  week  as  the  suitability of tlic different routes.
Tin- associations of Mission havi
lately circularized, the municipal councils for a donation to be used for tin
killing of the mosquito jusl.
FOR STOVES
F RANGES, or
FURNACES
Visit the
PACIFIC STOVE &
FURNACE CO.
856 GRANVILLE ST.
(Between Robson and Smythe)
ABOUC!
Two mining men  of  Vancouver,  J.
S.  Bowen and D. A.  Davidson, have
secured   a   bond   on   property   in   the
Nicola   Valley.     They   intend   doing
^^^���^H____________M__________K"-' (considerable development work on the
ray  ol   Mount   Pleasant  is  also  men- ,.,, , ,
... . . ,     ,      ,,        properly.      J here   has   alreadv   been
tinned   in   connection   with   the   Bur-
.      . sonic work done on thc property, am
rard nomination, as well as Mr. Xeil
Mclntyre. the big B. C. E. R. superintendent, one of the most popular
Liberals in the riding, and probably
the strongest man in the district with
union labor.
>. * *
Mr. E. Vigor, the popular representative in British Columbia of the
Bitulithic Paving Corporation, has
joined the railway battalion and is
IcaviYtg shortly for the old country.
Lieut. Vigor hopes to have a hand in
paving the road over which the victorious Allied armies will
Berlin.
I the   showing
good.
if   ore
openet
Dr. J.  D.  I'axion, government  veterinarian,   lias   been   touring   the   interior cities on official business.
* ft ft
Tin ^^^^^^
Board of Trades held
last week has seleclct
the  I9KS convention.
convention   cf   Ihc   Associated
in  Kamloops j
Xanaimo   furl
Tin
"fines in the  Xirola Valle
Shipping reports state that a shipload of sugar is on its way from Japan to thc docks of the-Vancouver sugar refineries.
._ .....  ,.u  . -oicv are
inarch to buying large motor trucks, lor the
'hauling of ore to the railway. These
motor trucks have trailers with
wheels eight feel in dinnielci'. In the
past it has been an eight-horse team
for such pur|
(in
f
"'us' jthat celebrate!, with the a,
abominable, tor-j
Help Us   Give   Even   Better
Telephone   Service
M.my complaints thai ymi iln nol hear when
you telephone, <>r tliat others du imt hear youj
arc possibly due tn improper methods ni speaking iiitn tlif mouthpiece,
Engineers, alter exhaustive tests, have made
the following conclusions:
"The hest results are obtained when the lips
are very close to the telephone. Removing the
lips from the telephone has the same effect as
lengthening the line then in use.
"For instance, one inch away lengthens the
line six miles. You have to speak one-third louder for the party listening to hear you than if your
lips were close to the telephone. With your lips
two inches away from the telephone, the line is
lengthened ten miles; three inches, 16 miles;
four inches, 18 miles/'
You can readily see how care in this matter
will make telephoning easier and more satisfactory.
 Btarscillaise"  attain.
1 lasts tt long time, tt very loin
-iltours. Xiyht has fallen. Al
-.o'clock,  suddenly,  the  singing   .
1 are drowned by irumpet calls. M ,-
'���'Yes, they have sent into file Station tt 11
' ��� I
" Ircuimeiittil  band, and  it  is  this  bandit
   'enicd nut-it
sic of a military inarch, ihc departure
I ���*".��"'����:   une niiist still galher'pi   tjK1|   ,,-,.,;���,   unlighted,   lugubrious)
unforgettable remembrances    of pityjtha, train whose passing over the lev-1]
and  paralysed   indignation.      At  the el-crossing  rouse's    such    despair
end of the little side street here is tfie|Lrr0W am| emotion tlial old men
crowd,    It has crown.    Ii was lasting'J\ue women fall .anting to th
long,  it  was  too  much  ��i.-i  tolln^s ���* thai military march.   .  . ...
exasperating.    They  have gone.    Bill
where?   Xo one knows.   Whal ti	
one knows.    Will Ihey ever conn
In   the  interior  the   United   States
mines ship to the Trail smelter, while
This | on the coast the B. C. mines ship to
the Tacoma smelter.
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
Through Tickets
issued   to   all   parts
of the world.
THE    POPULAR
ROUTE
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
Japan.
much  an
he  wonif
wives,
B.C. TELEPHONE CO. LTD.
from all  the  villages the
come,   tit   cmotlicrs,   the
fiancees, weeding.   They
those who have returned, demanding ^,-ick'*
news,   sobbing.     Is   he   taken,   he   for  \\'|);i|
whom   they  are   waiting,   their  beloved,  the  chief.- the  prop  of  the   house.
the man whose departure ends everything.    They  don't  know,  they  cannot   reply;   ''icy   come   oul   into   the
midst of  imploring  women,   into  the
midst of thc poor, sobbing people, for
they arc all sobbing, even those who
can again  clasp  to their hearts their
man who has been given to them.
Harrowing Last Scenes
During this  time what  goes  on  to
thc left,  to the  left where  are  those
who must go.   There, each man as he
arrives is asked if he will sign an a-'
greement, that is, consent to work for
the   Germans,   earning  meanwhile    a
large salary-    If he consents, he gives
his name and address, and  he  is authorized   to   return   to   his   home,   so
that  be   may   make   his   preparations
and depart at the end of a few days.
If  he   refuses���and   that  is   the   case
with an  immense majority ��� he  is
: menaced,  threatened  with  all   calamities, and goes to join the tumultuous,
group of those who did as he did. dig-,)
nified and unbending, and he is greeted  with cheers as for a victory���the
victory  of  a  man   who  submits,   but
whose spirit has no submission.    We
are  still  waiting.       .�����-   ���
Finally, the procession comes to a
level-crossing. They are collected on
the rails, between two embankments.
The station is quite close, and a train
of cattle-trucks is waiting. One can
see nothing more. One hears only
shouts,   tongs,   the     "Brabanconnc,"
had
^^^ Ihc
lU'h Ind,I ofji 	
ne knows. X 	
��� know, except that from
tiow on wc shall live with thai heartrending memory, and (he 'anguish.
And even if they C0I11C buck, never a-
gain can they live in security, thai security of the old days, when it was
thought that such things were no longer possible.
Victoria  will  be  the  home  of  three
licentious   this   month.     The   Board
of Horticulture meets op the ''th and
10th, tlic B. C, I'ruil Growers Association on the 13th and  14th, and the
MacDONALD & HAY
Barrister/ Solicitor!, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
THE
MINISTER    OF    FINANCE
REQUESTS
THE   PEOPLE   OF   CANADA    TO
BEGIN NOW
-TO   SAVE   MONEY   FOR   THE
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MEN OF NERVE AND
The Last of the Great Scouts
Courage, Straight Shooting and Good Luck Pulled Buffalo Bill Out
Of Many a  Tight Place
Tin-   days  of  the   great   scouts   are,     "Hey,   th
nol ... Very long ago, yel already they lone of the - I
seem to us an alien time.   Titer.- are
few redskins lefl  to go on the v.
path, and those who are left know bet
ler  than   i���  try   il      The  great   trails
���ot"--  the  continent arc marked  by
Bteel  rails and  the  Binell i
'���- thc i ommand   Halt!" wa
led the boy sank his spurs
\   rain
, swered in- cl alh
a -���. 1
hor-
(   bullets   an-
r.   -  .as silhouetted againsl the      Hyi.
luminous sky.   Presently thc bead an.    stood ��� ,,,-ge
ca^into view, the profile of an     Hi.
The Indians,     -. ; ^uTj. ���       '
his  party.    With  thumping hearl  the I    ���.--,, ,.,.., ,      .
raised to-! , ' ���.,I'..' "' '  haf '""��� sieep'n* when
rifle and  sighted    at    .he retreating  "'.", "" ' ellarged the ''''"""���    w����-��--
eo bj the comn  ition he crawled from
'���"wa.  a     ii       n of the ' ' :' ^IP"1-*1" '"���' ���'��������������'���
it,'      -    ,,      ,- i ttness l arge.
I; ��� me ol  hi     oi tpai ions.    U ill
raised his rifle and fired at a fail       " "'' '' m";''r'"g ''oofs tbe big bull
- sped toward the child. He was almost
The   shol  brought  the  wagon  to,-."1   '"'r  when  ,lu'r''  ������  a  crack
back on the run.   Tliey found the b j   ".'' a "'"���'*���'' r"'''   Tl"' buffalo lurched
...   ,-j    ���..  ��� ���....  .,,,  IN,   i un.     i iie\   iounu tne t>  y  ...... v.,,..,
haug(       Horse and boy sped on and behind   ,���.,,������., ... ������. ,������.'.     f   h fc   f   forward   and   dropped   dead   within   a
11 inn  iliiiMi .���_-.*#    t w.  ..in-,,.;. ��� ' i   .- .- t ���      ���  ..
gasoline, and teh nam,', of ..hue.- like\th��� ll"""l''r"'i ����' Pursuil
Leavenworth, St. Joseph, Denver audi _'���'���''' M"n" broke suddenly, .-, deluge
.--fill Lake stand for cities with paved '" "'>' r'""- ;""1 'he sick boy shudder-
streets, cluster lights and police ed :" ll"' fP'P '"' ���> chill. Soon the
forces. roads   became   soft       The   pursuers
And yel, only yesterday, the "last
dropped  back.
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._..      if the great scouts," the hue Buffalo)    'n,ul ���'anu' the 'est, the long, hard
frj}    Bill, was a boy over in Kansas, fight- ru*'nS against time.    Bul  Will Cody monitory blood-curdling   war   wl
I ing  Indians,  slaying buffalo,  outwit- was determined to win.    Drenched to of ttfe angrj reds as they charged t
their fallen   warrior.
"Boys,   Billy's  killed  his  first  red-|aozen fee< "' his victlnl-
skin." called  Prank  McCarthy. Voung Will Cody was a sure shot.
The boy wanted his companion to Before the days of the telegraph
Stop while the chief was buried. He news travelled by the pony express.
was assured this was an unnecessary [nine days from St. Joseph, the end of
courtesy of Indian warafre, and to re-'the railroad, to Sacramento. Cal, The
enforce thai ass
| ting pro-slaver)  enemies who. sought '*le '"'���" he spurred the flagging horse [ aveng
Itstance     over   the   short   route   was
1.966  miles.
\\ ill Cody was twice in the emplojJ*
t the pony express, as one of the reins   lather's   life,   riding   as   an   extra *-*]<* d""*-r lasl-  shivering and burning      Again lhe wearied little band rallied  lay  riders  in   tbe  western   wilderness
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dell's overland  freighting outfits,  rid-!10  "liles  longer   than   his   friend   I'hil   last.      At   dawn   they   readied      Port] that he saved his life by his knack of
f
ing   the   pony   express,   earning   the Sheridan's)   but   he   made    it  and   in
Imoney to keep his mother and sistersj time-   His father was aboul t,, mount
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Close Call on the Plains ]'y-
Will   Cody  was  slightly  older,  but      Wi"  was  rl'<Jil'g  fr0111   Red   lluttcs,
on the Xorth Platte, to Three Crossings, on the Sweetwater, a distance of
"6 miles, when a station boss one day
informed him.
"There's signs of Injins about. Hilly.
I'.etter  keep your eye peeled."
The young rider nodded    corripre-
Will Cody's First  Indian still   a   boy.   when   he   rode   again   for
Will Cody's father lived to serve in I Russell,   Majors  and    Waddell.       He
"Red skinned varmints" in war!the first free soil legislature, but the was with a wagon train despoiled by
paint and feathers, wildcats, bear and wound that he received eventually the Mormons. The men spent a
bison, the irresistible nation-wide he- caused his death. The boy was nine weary, starvation winter at hurl
gira to golden California, this pageant I years old when bis father left him as Bridger.
of  life  swept  over  the  great prairies la heritage, the protection of bis moth-]     With spring,,two wagon trains -tar-
across the Kaw and made eight-year-j er and sisters. led homeward to Kansas.    The trains .,H'"slon as he  swung into  the  saddl
old  boys  into  men  and   made   strong!     The enemies  of the father trumped I travelled  twenty  miles  apart. | on a fresh pony aud daslied out of the
men into giants.                                            up  a   claim   for  $1,000,  alleged   to   be      One morning I.ew  .Simpson, brigade  station  with  hi.s mail sacks.
It is difficult for this generation of due on an unpaid bill. The claim boss, George Woods and Will Cody Plainsmen'learned early to keep
boys, even though they be bom on,threatened to deprive lhe Cody's of a started from the rear train to the for- .tne*r ey" open As VVi" C"*'y rode
thc "Great American  Desert," to be-j'tome. ward "tie.    All three rode unties. -n�� scanned the country ahead of him
lieve that Buffalo Bill was every any-1 "1 "ould take it to court if I had About ten miles had been covered iwi,h l,rt',<-'ss ffaze. Every rock and
thing except the star of a tent show,  any  money.'' declared  lhe  witlow. when  a  band of  Indians dashed   from I '"'mmock  had  his attention.
but old timers know! And these are "Take it to conn." said Will. "J, behind a clump of trees a half mile *' was a **ri"- uil(i country he rode
a   ii:w  of  the  adventures  of   Buffalo can  cant the  money." ahead and swept down  upon  them.      ''"'"Ugh.     Creat   cliffs   overhung   his
Bill, the true stories of real life al- Russell, Majors and Waddell oper- They were on the wide prairie. *1a*'row mh ���""' darkened the way.
read) half forgotten, as they have atcd the overland freighting line out There was neither -tone, ditch m.r j ���'orcsts '"' black pine stood thick on
been told by him many times to boys  of     Leavenworth.       These    crawling|tree near io shelter them. _c Precipitous slopes of the Rockies,
am! girls of all ages throughout the caravans drawn by bull teams, hand-! "Kill the mules, buys." ordered H,'s keen eye caught Sight of a slight
world. led the transcontinental freight in the Simpson,   briefly.    The   animals   had Imovenient behind a large boulder that
���      ...    ���  .,     .    . ., earlv days of the  wild  west. not ceased to kick when two men and i    y ;l'lc'a<] '"' him.    It needed no more
For His Father s Life i     ,���*    ,,*.   ,       ,      ,,   ,    ... ._,<,���   ,t, n     ,
I     I"  Majors.  Will Cody applied  for a boy levelled-rifles over their bodies tl,an   tllit   '"   ,c!l   the   l,on.v   express
Will  Cody s   father   look   a   home-   work as an extra man.    He was given and faced their foes, rider of danger.    Riding at top speed
tetul  in   Kansas near  where the Stilt
Lake   trail   crossed   the   Missouri   not
far from  Pilot  Knob.    He was one of j
the first to file "tt  Kansas land when '
the. territory  was  created,     lie  was  a i
free soil advocate and an early mart)
to the anti-slavery cause
lie
i trial, and the
success of his
������insisted largely
linv
i nine n
mployment,
ii carrying it
tide  a |     It   was  fortunate  for  tin
which  Indians   had   few   rifles.     A   cloud
���-.-tig-  .arrows filled the air, but charge aff
plan.
e was wounded one day when hejtliings about life on the plains. Wh
[dared to express his views at the poat,|le loiiged for was a brush with t!
trader's store. From that-moment the]Indians, sueh tis ti',- heroes of It
pro-slavery element, wliich was the early reading shone tn. He wa- ri
majority in thai neighborhood, swore [disappointed.
to take Cody's life. Twenty miles west ot Fort K. ,rn(
Harassed  again   and   again  by  thejtlie party halted for tin  night by :'
bands of pro-slavery men and kept in bank  of a  stream   tl'tit   wa-  trilu i���t
Cody was almost upon lhe rock bc-
ore he swerved liis horse sharply anil
lashed off to one side.    Te.o rifle re-
Day by .lay  lite  bull  train  plodded ''tis shoulders as they rested after one  1>"rls  ca,m'  simultaneously  and  from
Westward   and   tin-   boy   learned   new of     these     onslaughts.        "Poisoned,  '"''""d the rock sprang (wo unmount-
ii-oni wagon  !<>  wagon  in the
ling  irt-u ..
targe v\;i> beaten back.
\\ o, ,(ls calmly pulled an art
itlLew?" he asked.    Luckily for him it l''! fn<li*tns=.
,-   'Aas  not  poisoned. -^' the same time a score of Indians
s      "What  arc  they  doing  now?"  pit/.- "'   ponies  bursl   from   the  timber  on
,t zled Will. 'i"'  opposite   side   of  the   valley  and
The answer came in scattered cof- r��de toward him.
hiding near his home, the elder Ct
removed to Grasshopper Falls,
miles cast oi Leavenworth, and t.
ed a sawmill. From that time on
saw hi.s family mlj occasionally, i
it.�� so that he reached home tit :;i-t
< If that  family, a mother ch ii
to   tin   Platte   river,
hard  at   work   ��� tt   thi
many of tin* outfit wt
the  wagons  waiting
scene  was the  pi a t !
j | limns i ,f smoke and flame,
e Iliad fired thc prairie grass!'
;.      With the -peed of light tl
s  ed fires joined.     \ ring of fl
Ahead lay a narrow pass leading to
tafety.   The race Pecan.
Only one rider threatened the ex-
iress messenger,    lie wore the head-
in
t.
ar
h
il'-es   sped   to-
e  Indian  was
n'i
If
tube
���cult
sis.   am
til c
sisti
Cod)
head
���, no
aud
e   t!
yet ut
protect
ie year
tr.
t old,
t
lit    lor.
Hathaway   "bill   tl
to ambush  Mi   Cod;
Creek,     ri i    ,���'���..   I .
w i ird  he's   ' oming   homi
on."
tour
11   tin
at
Will   Cod)   lay   in   bed,
ague,
There wns a hurrii tl consultal
The wife and mother vvas reduced .
mosl to tear- bul women <���;' her kit
did nol give way lo tears in tho
[times -they didn't have time. In
the midst of tliis ; ng council .-:a_:_;e
jed the boy. Will.
1 i the cattle.
j    A   crashing   v..11.
charge.     I'lie   India
tode  lint   ol   t tngc.
Reinforcements w
attackt i - from  ei er
in the niys
stirred  sli  htly.
reepi      Indian '
the quiet        the su . : .- ���   : ���
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tl   ^' ia_
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i ri
the mule ban '     '
1 ndian   ailvei tt
'     itill  sprea
verj   si le, thai mglit.
ivarm >vit.:  Indians. Dawn cann   and another     -t morn
ind tlie wagon t!ecid-|ing.    The  red-  were  playing ..  wait-  ,i'*' Jaily roi
tngcr tiiul   ihirfii   w,-r,   source of t
ftrcal behind tin- wagml. plan- mg   game.
tnirst
    . art   ���
'    >: ������    army,
..   of   !'
ti  i-.. i.,:..
His head racked with pain, and he I ning t" follow  the creek to the rSvci* I their allies.
shook with l\'\i-r. but his purpose was and thence t" Fort  Kearney.    It was      Ihc morning passed, and noon. Th'
indomitable. a desperate plan, but their onlj  hope!, |Hesiegcd met' despaired.    Perhaps an
'To his mother he held out a hand
kerchief.
''Tie it tight around my head, nether." said the boy. "Then it won't
ache so. I'm going to ride to Grasshopper   Falls  and   warn   father."
There was no good in remonstrating. Besides the plan was the only
one that promised success. His sisters saddled Will's pony, Prince, and
helped him to mount.
Out into the night and tiie threatening storm the boy sped at a gallop.
His way led past the ford at Big
Stranger Creek. There the ambush
was prepared. He hoped to pass the
ford unrecognized in the dark.
The ford was half way to the falls.
Will reached it before mid-afternoon.
The sky was dark and the dusk of the
approaching storm obscured the landscape.
As he had been warned, the pro-
slavery men were camped at the creek
bank. Will stirred. Prince to a brisk-
gallop.
For a moment the men pahl no attention to a small hoy on a horse.
Then one called to. him carelessly:
"Are you all right on the goose?" the
password of thc pro-slavery men.
"Never rode a goose in my life."
the boy called back.
Vote
hunter,
Vi t "ile day hi:
....  tried.   There���was
lilted   the   coin agi    and     r. ���
rage was sorely
At   thc  word  all   sprang   from  bc'-lother  band   hail  annihilated  the  tear  "''''''���   There^wys one time when Buf-
hind lhe wagon and  ran ;,t  top speed wagon   train:     There   might   bc     nojiahi  Bill admitted he was scared,
for  the  high  creek   bank.     \g.ii.i   the   rescue. ;     General   Emory,      in     command   al
reds   charged   and   the   rifle   fife   di.-      Then,  suddenly, an   Indian     sprang   ���"""'   McPhcrs,,,,.  induced  thc  county
persed them. onto-his pony and raced    across    the authorities to make Buffalo Bill a jus-
Under  cover   of   the   high   hank   6f prairies;      lu   a   moment   the   entire,'"''' "'  the peace,
fugitives commenced    their    cautious hand was mounting ami flying. j    "Why.     general."     protested     the
They had beard the far-off report scout, "1 don't know any more about
of the snapping bull hips. The rear|'a'v than a mule knows of singing."
wagon train was at hand. But the appointment was duly ami
legally made and the new justice had
to serve.
retreat. First they fired a last volley
to lead their foes t" think them still
on guard.
They had not gone far before shots
and yells told them th,ey were followed.
Wading the bed of the stream, carrying their wounded, thc party mane
slow progress. At the mouth of the
Platte they built a raft for thc wounded men. The plainsmen wanted Will
Cody to ride on this raft, but thc
tired boy declared he could wade and
would swim when he got to deep
places.
Through the long night they plodded on . The boy grew weary and
footsore. He lingered in thc rear of
the wagon men.
The moon was high and bright as
Will loitered in the shadow of the
high bank. Ahead he could sec his
companions splashing through the
shallows, pushing the raft.
Something stirred where thc river
bank  cut  thc  sky  line.    A   feathered
The Young Buffalo Hunter
Will Cody was with a wagon train
transporting' supplies to Fort Laramie
when be earned his first fame as a
buffalo hunter. Several emigrant wagons were travelling under the protection of the freighters and one day
the caravan stopped on the banks of
thc Platte river.
A little girl of one of the emigrant
families, Mamie Perkins, was sent to
the river to get a pail of water. While
Mamie was" away a maddened buffalo
charged the camp like a furry cyclone.
Tents were demolished, wagons
overturned, gear smashed as the infuriated beast raged through the caravan. Rifle shots seemed to have no
effect upon it.
The buffalo sped on toward the
river, leaving wreckage behind and in
his path, returning with her pail of
water, was Mamie Perkins.   ���
His first task* was to perform a wedding ceremony. A wedding was a
grcat event at McPherson. and the
whole fort resolved to attend.
In vain his wife and sisters tried to
coach Buffalo Bill. Nobody could
find a copy of the marriage service.
The great day came. The guests
assembled. Cold sweat stood in beads
on the brow of the Indian fighter.
His hands trembled.
Yet. at first, the ceremony moved
without reproach. The bride -and
groom were counselled in the conventional manner until the close of the
ceremony, when Buffalo Bill startled
the congregation  by announcing:
"Whom "God and Buffalo Bill hath
joined together let no man put asunder!"
As a marrying justice he was voted
a great success.
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Thai the moratorium laws of ihe western provinces need
I overhauling, is an opinion which is gaining ground in Ihe
West  it-elf     A  moratorium  is  designed for an ciucrgcn-
I cy.     It   was  general,  and  necessary,  in   European  cotiu-
j tries til the outbreak of war where war's effects arc really
fell.     Here, in certain  province?, we have  the emergency
moratorium in a country enjoying the prosperity of war.
Canadian  moratorium legislation  has largely been, nol  ti
! war relief measure, bul a method of temporarily overcoming difficulties created by our doings 111 the palmy, speculative days of nineteen twelve and thereabouts.
Kecentl) a Calgary judge expressed himself strongly
regarding the Alberta act, Now Chief Justice llunler. of
Vancouver, according to local press reports, has taken
the view that thc War Relief Acl of British Columbia was
perhaps sometimes used to cover a lot of chicanery, and
that the sooner it was overhauled the betlef. Chief Justice
llunler granted an injunction preventing a mortgagee
from recovering rents, which were not in excess 61 $2,000.
His lordship held that the act afforded protection up to
that' aniounl.
His lordship pointed oul thai the Alberta act. from
which the provincial act appeared t" have been copied,
was clear enough, stating that nothing in the acl should
prevent the mortgagee from receiving the rents or rental
value of lhe mortgaged properly, but the Ibitish Columbia
act had superimposed thc words, "over and above the
sum of $2,000 per annum." The Chief Justice said there
was no doubt about it being an ill-considered piece of
legislation. Ile did not agree with Ihe contention of a
barrister in court, that the clause applied only to home;
there was absolutely no limitation to say that thc security
was only given in respect of what was called the home.
It is well here to remind the many thousands of British,
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some of the provinces. Thc Dominion government have
had power, since the beginning of the war, to put a,national moratorium into effect. I'hey have not done so and
we have sufficient faith in the government's good sen.c,
to believe that they will not do so.���Monetary Times.
And Yet���
Nevertheless Fanner A admits to my correspondent that
while costs have hardly increased at all. he has raised his
milk price by 33 per cent. Farmer II admits that his costs
have nol materially increased anil, with two others, refuses I" raise the price of his milk, still selling it at .Id.
ner quart. Farmer A. in justification, pleads that the leather trade carried on nol far from him is "coinipg money,"
why -liottld not he make a bit?
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By Sir Leo Chiozza Money, M.P.
Nothing is more amusing in the debates in the House
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(1) A concrete case.
Messrs. J. and P. Coats, Ltd., makers of sewing-cotton,
in the year ended June 30, 1916, made a record profit.
After allowing for depreciation and for the Excess Profits
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(2) Excess profits are being collected by thc Treasury
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year will certainly he over �� 100,000,000. This figure docs
not include the big profits made by, e.g.. potato farmers,
for farmers do not pay Excess Profits Duty.
Profits on Home-grown Food
I have received a deeply interesting letter from a Free
Church minister, parts of which are of such extreme interest and importance that I think it well to reproduce
them. My correspondent has been resident for the last
six months in a purely agricultural district, and has exceptional means of forming judgment. There has, he
states, been no increase of rent in the district, except
where a new tenant has come in. The wages paid at the
most show no greater increase than 15 per cent; the biggest farmer iu the district pays his men 17s. Nil. to 21s. a
week. Where Ihey have cattle they tire mostly fetl not
on bought food bill on food which the fanners themselves
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stock brokers on allotments made In respect of applications for this stock which bear their
stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE, OTTAWA.
OCTOBER 7th, 1916.
2Hp #tattdar&
\s to potatoes, my correspondent says:'"Of course, farmers arc holding them back," lie names a case where an
acre of potatoes, which cost at mosl ��6, produced leu
Ion- of tubers, which, at __8, 10s. per ton, the price when
my correspondent wrote, totalled ��85, as against a cost
of   ��(i.    Still thc farmer holds fbr a further rise.
\ltothef farmer of my correspondent'^ aci|tiainlance
spent an evening with him arguing against friendly advice
to sell his wheat at 74s., as he felt sure it would go to.
100s. per quarter, My correspondent cgneludes by observing: "If Mr. Rtinciman docs ind know these things
I am certain tin one here would admit his'qualification to
be ;t judge: thc case is notorious."
i The Farmer's Case
On thc other hand, I have bail a number of indignant
letters from fanners. Few of them care to deny that the
home producers of food have been having the time or
their lives. N'ot one single fanner who has written mc
has ventured to assert that he himself has made a loss.
There arc complaints from wool-growers because the War
Ofifce commandeered tlieir wool at a price below market
price, but not one of tl'esc ventures to say that he did
not make a profit on the wool. In these circumstances
1 venture to appeal, as 1 am sure I may. to thc sense of
fair play of the farming community. They have the right
to say that in the past their trade has been sadly neglected by tlic Government and by our people generally. Here,
however, is a time of grave and indeed terrible emergn-
cy, which no words of mine could possibly exaggerate. Is
it not up to every home producer of food to be satisfied
in war-time with the profit lit made before the war? That
is the question which every man must answer for himself.
��� A Maximum Price for Milk
The Board of Trade Order under thc new T'efcnce of
the Realm regulations with regard to milk is briefly as
follows:���
The price of milk is not to be raised above that paid at
November 15, 1916.
The price may not exceed by more than a specified a-
mount the price in the corresponding month before the
war.
That is to say, the Board of Trade nearly two years
and six months after the war commenced, has fixed maximum prices for milk. Next let thc curious reader note
the following extracts from speeches made in Parliament
by Government spokesmen on the subject of maximum
prices:���
February 11, 1915: "The Government have been invited
to take more heroic steps. It has been suggested, for instance, that they should fix maximum prices���an experiment which thc German Government have made with most
disastrous consequences.''
March 15. 1915: "On the general question of thc possible
control of the whole supply of food ... I would remind
them of the substantial and I may say colossal failure of
the attempts of the German Government to regulate food
prices."
It does not matter who said these things, for personalities have nothing to do with it. Suffice to say that they
were uttered by important members of the Government
It comes to this, then, that in November, 1916, the Government has done what it violently denounced and left
undone during a period of over two years. It only remains to add that if Germany had not adopted prices she
would have been beaten to her knees long ago.��� llritish
Weekly.
PROBLEMS THAT WILL  CONFRONT US  WHEN
PEACE IS ESTABLISHED
By Mr, J. S. Dennis, Assistant to the President of the Canadian Pacific Railway, and President of the Canadian
Society of Civil Engineers.
The question uppermost in the minds of business men tithe New Year opens is. what conditions must be faced in
our country when���as soon or later must occur���the greatest of the world-wars end?
Although at the present time, owing to absence of our
men at the front and our unusual war prosperity, wc are
hampered in certain industries by a shortage of labor, at
the close of thc war we shall face a great excess. In ad
dition to the labor already in the country we shall have
to provide employment for our returned soldiers���many
of whom were out of employment when they enlisted���as
well as a large percentage of the soldiers from the British
army.
' Of the 4,000.000 men in Great Britain's fighting force
today, a great number will not bc satisfied to return to
their former surroundings after the war. Their whole
natures have been changed by their experiences al the
front, and they will wish opportunities to develop along
new lines. They will have heard much bf the free life iu
the colonics from their Canadian companions in the trcn-
ches, and thc very name of Canada already appeals -truiig-
ly to every British soldier. They will cojme to us in thousands, men seeking work.
Great Britain will not be iu a position to give employment to all of her. returned men. and in many cases the returned soldier will be no longer fit for "civil life. A further complication to thc situation in England will arise
from the fact that large numbers of women have entered
into the industrial life of the country. Employers have
found that women in many positions give better Sen ice
than men, and therefore they will not be willing to displace them even for patriotic reasons.
That there wil! be a large increase in our population in
Canada seems to be a reasonable supposition. The very
fact that within one year after the close of the South African War, no less than 120.000 of the 300,000 British sol-
-'ubllshed every Saturday nt 426 Homer Street, Vancouver,
telephone   Seymour 47S
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it.SO per year extra.
The  Standard   will   be  delivered   to  any  address   In   Va��-
louver or vicinity at ten cents a mouth.
Member of the Canadian Preas Association.
The Standard, with which is Incorporated the Saturday
.'hlnook. circulates In Vancouver and the cities, towns, villages and settlement? throughout British Columbia. Io
aolltlcs the paper Is Independent Liberal.
Publishers The standard Printer.
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tlici'S discharged front the army emigrate,.' t> America,
amply justifies this statement. Thus] if wc arc to bc guided by past experience, we should bc preparing now for a
heavy influx of immigrants as soon as tiie war ends..'
Unite apart from the question if British ettiigiatio i,
we must take into consideration that the people of Northern Europe will probably flock to this country. It, is
true that Iheir labor will be needed til home and 'their
government will pass laws prohibiting emigration. '.Y,-v -
cttheless. thai will not In,hi them back, it has always beet
illegal for lhe men of Russia. Austria. Italy, and Gcruitliiv
lo leave Iheir country before performing their military
duty, and yet 1,200,000 to 1,500,000 men from Northern
Europe,have arrived.each year in America, inn ing evaded
the-authorities of theft* home lands.
In Canada wc need all the agriculturists we can get.
As the Northern European usually has an agricultural vo-
cation and therefore makes a good .settler, we should welcome him and send him where he is most needed���to our
North Weset. The relumed British or Canadian soldier
is a more difficult proposition. It is a fallacious dream
to imagine that any large proportion of these men will
settle down on the land. They will not. Our greatest
problem will be to provide work for them, in the radical
adjustments of our wage scales we shall find further complications.
The Canadian Government unfortunately has not yet
dealt with the important matter of establishing labor bureaus and making other practical preparations for the return of our men and the immigration that will follow the
close of thc war.
WAR FORTUNES MADE IN GREAT BRITAIN
War fortunes are being made in Great Britain, says the
Edinburgh "Scotsman," in the manufacture of munitions
of war, in shipping, in coal, in many trades that have been
stimulated to unusual energy and by fishermen���by the
few who have been left to carry on that industry. Trawler skippers are driving their own motor cars and their
wives and daughters ride in them clad in costly furs. Potato growers arc gaining wealth by the rise in "spuds." A
little over two months ago," says the 'Scotsman,' "a South
Lincolnshire farmer sold his 1,000 acres of growing potatoes at ��40 an acre, on the assumption that the price
would be .-��5 a ton. lie made a profit of over ��20,000,
but the purchaser is iu a position to sell today at double
the price he gave, and to make a profit on the deal of
��40,000. Imagine ��60,000 from 1,000 acres of potatoes!
So much for the romance of the humble tuber, the staple
food of so many hundreds of thousands of poor people,
who will soon grimly wonder where the romance comes in.
if today's abnormal prices are not immediately readjusted,
and potatoe exploiters taught that there is a limit to profit mongering, even although the nation is in the throes
of a great war."
BRITISH    COLUMBIA    MANUFACTURERS    COMPLAIN OF FREIGHT RATES
In introducing a resolution at a meeting of the British
Columbia Manufacturers' Association at Vancouver, regarding freight rates charged on llritish Columbia shipments eastward, Mr. James Kamsay drew attention to the
impossibility of British Columbia manufacturers competing with eastern manufacturers, when they had to pay high
freight rates as compared with eastern rate- oil top of the
increased cost of production in British Caolttnibia in the
way of material and wages. The sentiment was concurred
in by the other member's and the following resolution
passed ���-
"Whet efts iln Dominion government elevator has now
been completed on Burrard Inlet and ready for business,
but il would appear that according lo freight rates at present existing, ii will be almost an impossibility to bring
wheat this way for export unless the tale- are lowered.
The present comparative rales, we believe, ate as follows:
Per Kill lbs.
Fort William to Moose Jaw    10.08
Moose Jaw to Vancouver  25.02,
Swift Current lo Fort William  12.00
Swift Currcpt to Vancouver    23 07'
Medicine  Hat  to  Fort   William    13.0$
Medicine 1 lal to Vancouver    19.05'
Calgary lo Fori William   .. .'     13.03'
Calgary   to   Vancouver    19.05
Basis rate from Calgary to Vancouver .should be   6.05;
' Be it therefore resolved that  the question be referred
to the transportation committee of the association to go
inlo  ihe whole situation and  report at thc next mcetirtg.
"Be  it  therefore  resolved  that  the  said  transportation
������"iniiiittec' also consider lhe exorbitant and niri'air railway
I freight   rates  eastward-bound  from . the   Pacific  Coast Sin
comparison  with freight   rates  westw.-nd-honthl  from  tpe
Atlantic Coast."
Thomas Ahem, who has been made a director of flu
Merchant*' Bank of Canada, i.- president of the Ottawa
Electric Railway Company; the Ottawa Power Companiy.
a director of the Hell Telephone Contpan;
.'���ii.'ir Wrstinghottsr Cmpany. and .no o
Bess ne�� of the Capital city. Ahern his
as the "Canadian Edison." He is a native
as a young lad learned telegraphy. From that he bccaljic
local manager of the Bell Telephone Company and later,
in partnership with W. Y. Soger, branched out as electrical engineers and contractors, in which fields they have
met with a very large measure of success.
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an,' the Cah-
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d Ottawa, and SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   lo,  1917
THE   STANDARD
SEVE
Charles Dickens:   A Tribute
truthful interpreter of life and char-
a ter! What a splendid thing to
thai the greal reading public has   t
er  faltered  in  its  loyalty to  Cfaarli -
��� - find eared not a rap what the
Simon   Pure   literary   cull   mighl
in  disparagement  of his  w irk!    'I be
ertiot   that hi    .       tht   novelist o
"tlf  n, ISSCS," and  thai  the  purely lit-
.,., i-iii- ,:'-'   "elasse "   v ere   quite   beyond
ihe great English authors memory is still kept green.       him, has been made time and time
(This   paper   was   read   by   Mr.   R. by and appreciated no, only bv Bug    ***'"' *" "' '"' '":''>"'"'    '''l"'>'  for-
W. Douglas, as one of the series of  lishmen and  women ol  the twe th    ''    ' P'   '      alway! 'i"'  ' "
,-entiire  hi,i -,i     i.i, .litis   the ma -'���   'and ii f the literan
iiuiuii. out ai-', by its Russians and
As February the 7th was the birthday of Charles
Dickens, it is appropriate that we should this week publish
such a masterly address as that  given   by  Mr.  Douglas.
I.
ind  so on.    T
orite device  of  wim ba
questions on insignificant point!
;
���' "'���������-  thi I   Di. kens I.n,���-.���.   his t
band.    Another typi ���;���.���. i- Hon-
eythunder in  Edwin lit-,,,.,'.    ||,
"Literary Talk,'' on Saturday nights,
at the Carnegie Library, Vancouver.)
My subject this evening i- one ol
by all the world besides
I  have ti" present intention  to  sub
jeel the works of the master to .1
peculiar interest and I do not intend J close analysis Whal I have in view
to  follow   the  usual   line   in   dealing is to indicate, here and there among
with it. Almost all reading people
have, at one time en another, expressed ,sotne opinion or another, expressed .some opinion upon it. favor-
'.e or otherwise, and il seenis hardly
worth while to restate such of these
as have appeared in the well-known
biographies from I'orsler to Chesterton. These works arc at hand for
Ihe student to study if he desires; and
an evening devoted to the ordinary
and the obvious iu the great author's
life and work might fail to please. I
desire to awaken interest, to Stimulate
discussion, to provoke antagonism, if
necessary, among the readers of
books who say they "can see very little worth while" in Dickens. I take
issue with such people at once. Not
only does he seem worth while to
me, but he is so much worth while
that only the great name of Shakespeare stands higher to shed eternal
glory upon English literature. 11
probably would be useful In make
some examination of this statement,
and to point out the tilings on which
it is founded, Nobody wants to take
dogmatic assertion for veritable gos-
pel.
Uncritical Praise
When Dickens died in 1870 there
came a volume of uncritical praise mil
appreciation from all quarters of the
civilized world. That gradually died
down to almost inarticulate niuriners
and a new note arose from the superior person  in  which could be heard
the novel-. -Mm,- of th,- shortcomings
"classes" who determine, through t i
continued expression of their approval, -��� hat shall, and whal -kail not. be-
' ��� immortal as ; an of the real
literature of English -ten li Critics
may cavil and prove to their own -ttt
sfaction lhat a certain author cannot
way.     Nature   is  a-   Irn-   a-   air:    IrtjEllglii risl   wa- ai-o the  great- o't   war-     X
-   f     look   probal le.    There est master in depicting tiie -
may In- a million things t'if.t ,:-, hap- of tin   humiliated and depressed that
pen and yet one only thing  that con    his   ia Ightei    was   o ten     turned   to
us as likel.   to  happen.    Oul  tears,  a       l   it as   well   as
"i a million possible thi humor,   was        tin     ery e  'ence  of
���    o  i.    oni    appi ipi at ��� ��� ..11 dispute,
'    -���  tl '."'.:-.  that  fi ai       ti at '.   ������ . II pr. bability. he'was ii ' ,,   ,]:.   - ���
"���"* characters are ��� .    -   for this to th,        rowful da ,:,  wt ���     .|M||     ��
:M  freakshow ol   real   life      I I '   :   - -  , ,..,,,..    u Dickem     - itei
-'"   ���' '   '    ' ' ' '    ' '    ���'     '       lif<   maj  hi        -���-,,,  i ,.   . , '.ir��� "  , ,' .
ouls am and be Id, -
���
Scoundrels!"
The - 'oundrelf in Dickens are hard
to  beat.    Jonas  Chuzzlewit   may   tu
taken as typical of them, and S
burne -ays thai Jonas Chuzzli mil has
his   place   forcer  among   the   iposl
memorable types of living and Dreath-
faultless   work   o    fiction;     bul   the  School  oi   Mr-..   Squeers  in   Nicholas l;_��� , ��� .,.   ,.,       ,,   ,
int;  wickedness lhal ever were statitp-
and  branded with  immortality by
":  a e or a   lo i ��� :      to bon t   other fruit.    It  it
te ordinal        nimonplace I bit   thai  iii- child-pictures  may  have
material into somcthii .               (In their  colorii .     from    ��� ai
rare \\\. kno��   thai  tbe  th
A   Great Work and  feelings of children  formed  one
Mr. Swinburne believes that,   'out- "' his favorite themes,   These scenes
side the class which excludes all but and  pictures  of child-life are  of un-
thc   11 iu I: <- -1   masterpieces   of   poetry, fading  interest    Oliver Twist,  David
it is difficult to find or to imagine a Copperfield, Jo in   Bleak   House,  the
Tun m the Christmas
(albeit with  reverence) and  some of           ,   Faultless   work   oi   fiction;     bul   the  School  ol   .Mrs
'"-'   ��P����"e   -Ph-tid *s  of   Dickens' fcts^TsJlS  ""      ' ' ^"^ ^  ���? ""ft\ r'T/' V"n
*�������-'  *ork-    There is   ���������   ,   g~     8    he hal toucl e    and  ",'  c��mm(on >"��>�����  '!<*  Ba'd   "'    fa�� IC3r��'' L,t e D��rab<?'   '" ''" ,*'! I'"'"'  the  indignan,  genius of a  great' and
the   latter   thai   one  hardly    knows!  I ,        , "".short   oi   tins   crowning   pr;,,-,-.     In we have the  very heart ol   Dickens. master"
...i  .    ,     ��� . . v-|i"  Unas ii   'l's books thai expres-1,t,;_   t t,   t,���   _...,._..   t .- ...   ..  .,���,t i,,,,,   .,,.,.,,,,1,. .,,,.' .> i��� :,.. ,..1, ��� '
A  Great Gallery
where to begin or what to select
reject.    Think  for a moment  of the'
tears, mirth and patho
Pickwick'
the immortals.
Swinburne's  Tribute
Perhaps the greatest and most
"First then is Pickwick���the greal no "'or'' "' t!'�� ������"l'"1',t '" Prove ,,,at
the good Pickwick." I am quoting the '""h"r '" ���iu��stion is ""' "���"' "f
the "Tomahawk" from an unknown
writer. "Pickwick, who in spite of
his smalls and his spectacles, and
absurd mishaps, is tt gentleman every
inch of him. Near him follows Sam
Weiler. firsl of huniorisels. most genial of satirists. A man whose fund ol
anecdote would have made the fortune of a rival Percy, whose readiness
in the hour of danger would have
bought a reputation for the stupidest
of generals, and most incapable com-
mantler-in-chicf. And then, too, is
Jingle. Adventurer and liar, and ���
poor debtor. Ah, there is seen the
master hand of Dickens. Who can
hate Jingle after that touching scene
in Whitecross Street? Thai scene
that brings oul the struggling good
fr un lhe mass of bad. There, too, is
Winkle, born, it is said, only to illustrate Seymour's pencil, and Sn,��l-
grass,  and   the   rival  editors,   and  a
l"''s"  this   book   he  says   he   recognises   a and how  strongly and deeply he felt
f life which constitutes real lit-1 quality of humor which reminds himlthe  fate of his title heroes, may  be
erature, pays no attention  at  all  toj0f Shakespeare and perhaps of Arig-jseen from those lines of his biography ]'":' " i:* utterly impossible to even
ml   irre- which tell us in what a depressed state ~:'"n   the   greal   gallery   of   Dickens'
Miggs, of mind lie wandered about the empty characters, as greal or greater even
*'" j when once her eloquence breaks loose ' streets of Paris, sad and sorrowful, on ;t"'"1   Shakespeare s.     'I he   incredible
al of interest, something that ii akin and  fmU V(.���,  )ike raging  ,....,,._.      lthe nigh, u|u.��� h(r finished the story immensity of such a  creative  power
to a  fresh recognition, and  we                    ;, powerfu| enough  to overbear of  the death  of  Paul  Douibcy.    Mr. "  'v;ls aeeded to call all  these into
endless procession of wonderful char-    , ���'���      ,             V '"'  Shakespeare and perhaps ,
acters as they pass before us, embody- C  C"t,c8' bul  8��es  "."  rca*n��  thc tophanes.    The  impetuous   a,
Ing comedy and tragedy, smiles and '"T      T        ^emtioi. after gen- pressibIe   ,,.,.,,������,,   ,,f   ���,���
_...._...   ._���__;        ,      .?    * d"    eration.     1 hen  there comes . 1 renew-   .,,,������ ,,���,.,, ,,���r .., , , ,
for the moment any slight objection Swinburne think- that Dickens was immortal life, deserves the applause
which a severe morality might sug- doubtless right in his preference of|an<* thanksgiving ol all living people,
gest with respect to the rectitude and David Copperfield to all his other - wanted to talk about Captain Cm-
propriety of her conduct. It is im- masterpieces. Ile judges thai in this ������<������ Jack Bunsby, Pecksniff. Tom
possible  to be rigid  in our judgment case the great writer knew better than
iliarhable     appreciation     of     Charles  "'  "a  'oiling, moiling, constant-work-   any one else how to .-elect the finest
brutality," and the like,    hi point of
fact  Dickens'   reputation   had  become.
iv.  with  a   ii'w  notable! wanders   once   again     through     the [means f
,��� critics continued their (world  to  find  his  brother's  child  ���equally
,  ..   score of others. The vision fade-, and
such  phrases  as    sentimental   slush.   1 .
<,������,,,     ,  ��� ,       , ,       i.-inolher picture takes Its place.
middle-class vulgarity,     lower class |
"David  Copperfield"
Now   we   have   David   Copperfield,
the   target   of  envious   enemies   andjgentlest  and   kindliest   of  lads,   con-
they made the most of their oppor-jdamning and yet admiring Steerforth,
tuiiity.    The  pendulum  look  a  back- as  that  headstrong youth  denounces
ward   swing.     Hul   the   .creat   reading the I ' usher.    Then dear child-like
public never heeded the chatter and'Mora appears with her tiny dog. and
went on buying the grcat author'-1 t]H. two fade away. And P.osa Da'rtle
hooks nniil hundreds of new editions���revengeful Rosa Dartlc ��� pours
were produced and snld. and Dickens I fprth her fierce, pitiless invective tip-
became more popular than ever, Jon little Kni'ly's head, and Peggotly
Stratige
exceptioi
camp
of   111
It i- amusing to note that their w 1
has  had  very   small  influence  on   t
reading   publi''.     Perhaps   insti    1
a safer guide in literature titan  re;
on:  and  it   is  un loi I te'dl;    tru
Dickens  1-   read  to a 1 n   It 1
today  than  any  other clas -; ���   tvrit,
"The Superior Person"
I will quote an examplg oi 1' e cr
ie:.n,   of   Ihc   su| i ir   1 en   11.   il
fo in the te il-hool   ol  llcnr*        I
coast,  lecturer   in   English   literal 1
in  the  American   s<n ',t\   ior  t'-,   e
tension of uuiversitj   tcai hihit
hook is supposed to be a slai
thority of its kind and  i-  .1-, il  !i ���
extensh ely both in thc Unit,      >tat
and Canada.    ''When w e ai     nigral
fill enough," says the   Pi
be   critical of  one   who  has   1,   1, tl
many  by  bis  genial  aud  kiudl)   fit
Dickens in recent times came I rom
the pen ,'i Algernon Charles Swinburne, the poet, lu what I ��hall say
concerning some of the books ami
characters ol our author, I shall quote
Swinburne';, great authority. In so.ne
minor matters I cannot always see
eye l" eye with hint, yet that occurs
but seldom,
lit the lirst place, then, I agree will,
the critic when he places "The Sketches bc Iln.." among the works ,,t
Dickens which need not be seriously
considered. These are the sort en
thing which have been done quite tis
well by other writers who have been
keen-eyed observers. The) in'where
indicate a grcat creative genius. It
is  Swinburne's    opinion   that     '."-ant
Pinch  and  half a  hundred  more, but
time will nol permit
I   have  often been asked  wliich one
is   Dickens'   greatest   novel,   and the
question   is   not   an   easy   one   to ail
ing always-being-found-fault with, ne- and fullest example of his active gen-
ver-giving-satisfaction, nor having nolius.   The critic, however, believes that
time   to   clean   one's   self,     potter's- when all deductions have been made
wessel,"  whose only becoming occu- from   the   counter-claim    of     Martin swer, even with Mr. Swinburne's help,
jialiott is to help young flaunting pa- Chuzzlewit,  the  fact remains  that  in M agree with tin great critic in think-
gins to brush and comb and titavate that   unequal   and   irregular   master- '"B thai  Barnaby Rudge is the most
theirselves into whitening and  sepul- piece, his comic and his tragic genius Perfect, structnrily, of all his stories.
chres,  and  leave  the  young  men  to rose now and then to the very highest '""  '���'"  ereatesl   it  certainly  is not.
think that there ain't a bit of padding pitch of all.   No son of Adam and no|c*''ver    Twist.     Nicholas    Xickleby.
in ii nor no pinching-ins, uor fillings daughter of Eve "it this Cod's earth, |Bleak    House.    Creat    Expectations.
out,  nor  pomatum.-,  nor  deceits,  nor as his occasional friend. Thomas Cai*-''-'11'1-' Dorrit, have each of them half
earthly wanities." To have made mal- lyle  might   have  expressed  it.   . iuld a d��*en or more characters tl at are
ignity as delightful for an  instant  as have imagined it possible for inythingfthe   glory   of   English   literature,   yet
simplicity,   and   -Miss   Miggs   as   en- in later comedy to rival the unspeak- Dickens as an artist, has climbed high-
chantitig   as   Mrs.   Quickly     or   Mrs. able perfection of Mrs. Quickley's el- er   5ti"'     ^lr-   Swinburne   says   that,
Campp, is an  unsurpassable  triumph oquence at ils best; at such moment- "if ifickens   had   never   in   his   life
of dramatic humor.' But Mr. Swin- as when her claim to la- acknowledg- undertaken the writing of a lont; Mo-
luii'hc goes further even than ibis.led as I.ady Falstaff was reinforce I, ''-'��� '"���'��� would still be creat among
and states that the advance in tragiclif not  by  the  spiritual  antl   ritj    if ''^  immortal  writers  of  his  aye  bj
Weiler and Charles Dickens came to I Power is even greater and more mem- of    Master  Dumb, by thi     orrelal   1       ���"'' '��  ^ matchless excellence as
life   together,  immortal    and    {win- orablc tha" the humor.   Dennis is the evidence   if Mrs, Keech; bul a writer of short stories.    His earlier
b'.iii.    While that is perhaps an ex-  'irsl "'' those consummate and  won- er of average intelligence     n dispute}1    ' -���'��� '*   "" ks   micht   well   sutficc
ireute statement, it is unquestionabb   '!"r'"1   ru*/ians   wil1'   tw��   vilt'   faces the fact  Mrs. Gamp has once a       .     or the assurance crl a  lasting  fame:
true that with the advent of Sam, tne I nnder one frowsy hood, whose cat.lain gain  risen  even  to lhat unimaginable  ���""l the be.-t ol  them are .ar siirpass-
book   taken  on  an   cntircl.   different jor commander-in-chief is  Rogue  Rid- supremacy of triumph. ��   '"  'Hen','  by  his  c -unbuti ns
complexion.     You   feel   that   Weiler ���'''"""'��������� ���    His fellow hangbird is     At the first interview vSuch.       li     to the Christmas numbers of his suc-
is a  creation and  a  great  one;  and a ���i?"re "" less admirable throughout us, -ay- Mr. Swinburne, with the ad    ��obIe   Chimes,   the   delightful   Card.
,]ltjall   (lis   stormy  and   fiery   career,   till orable  Sail,.,    we  feel  that  11 tuber 1:
from that point on to the end nl
boo!-: there is not a dull or a commoi
himself. Bul n, t\\ ithstatiding t
eral   truth   ol   this     fa, t.   11     bj      1
,\.s that till readers will t
tivated   lo    Sam    Weiler. |fnt-<
1 01 depreciation to lite end the child so cruelly lost to him. And
ntury and even into the new, Micawber, most hopeful of mortals,
I "turns nt," in Australia prosperous,
happy  an,!  conversational.    And  lhe
!-',.'! i- er"'.,.fled  '.��� oli characters all
A  great   exception   to  tiie   rule   -���
Sydney Smith, who confessed thai
held oul against  San,   Weiler. but  \,
t- inquert d by M iss Squeers.
I think that mosl appreciative re,
the last nt'imenl: and then- he .1
i(; fintci poetry. X r is poetry above
,,' 'reach of Silas W'egg, which "invt
.,.  the  curse  of all  its  victims   ,,11
dark lit,- of which he is  the  tit-
Historic Backgrounds
, itiely
the entrancing Cri'i ki
altrui
tie  II
earth
'', -    i
na'.e
hosts
1 ly   simple  w 1 ,rds���"I:   I
'   ;���,   lay  all   my   feller  rr
ir   notion!-:,   f   would   clad
ill tt
then il fades away crs I
burn,
I tl
t" another.
zli wil    .-I,'   '
Mt rti
is Mt,
obstinate. here, to
pley, wh,, - in       !��� II3
;mnth -1   o;      'cumstat
",;:'.   li;. poci 11   .   tn '   Jon
,! Gamp, 1! ,  ,1 tmorial - ,:
Snuff*, grin      Gamp
��� - :   liter more than ���'���
trifle less than .1  woman.
. po r Mercy, te d Cherry,
.mm agree  witn  -ot.
I, . ;', thinking thai S'ii bola
an,; i ild Curiosity Shop at
-   et   ,,1110'  in   the   hi|
[lie  loi   nu\, 1
��� ���  at alysis .
���   ,vorks   it .01.    All  ���
k that in   ti 1 tt.,1 man -u
:  111 >f. 1; \  as a 1 a. ..-.
ir fiction. The n-
larnaby Rudge is e
' le  iii  the  1
rrilde   comet .    0
' : .Oil     Otl      UN' '  '
II   |
ll
- and exper 11
t.
���
-
-    '
Mai
li,
Donibcj
[his link
patieni
fin   of
-on.
Tot'eti
\ud   l-'l"
:-.  stands
we musl admit that Dickens       whispering words of comfort and co'
ther   a   profound   nor   truthful   inter-  solution int,. his griel dumb ears. A'
hi     i'.i   any other author   11
excluding
arc himself.   Concerning an-
: ,:,,. 1, r    111     ��� Ho   Curiositj
.title     Nell- persouall.     otic
prclei'of life ami character fivas he
not?). Iii- is. for the most part, a
world ,,f eat icature, peoph d. 1111I w ith
teal living persons bin with eccentricities and oddities .skillfully made to
Beem like flesh and blood. We know
them from some pcculiaritj ���-: speech
and manner, sonic ofl repealed
liltrasc: they arc painted from wiib-
*��iil: we are rarely enabled to _?et in-
side of their lives and look out at the
world th
(here  is  Captain     Cuttle
. can sympathise ��ith Mi. .**
11 -wu  in   1.ot; < i'   1..0   1 it
ed througl
- early life and
ess accurateh ri
tut  until   1'or-ti r's   I. ',
.,.>  published,  it   "a-  1.  :
-t 1   whal   a   ten
: -.   and   ll, w   it   affecti
iter  liie.   ind  , \ en   partic
icver a touch of childhood about her: ,, ,- i:  ���
.he  is  an   impeccable  acl   invariable  ,��� ,.   autobiogra       ..i     - :
,orient   of  devotion,   without  a  nt"-  communicated t" Porster
rent'.-   lap.-e   inl,,  tlic   humanity    01  ui,j0|,  w:is subsequently em
1 Ifrailty in temper or iii conduct.   Dick    Uavid Copperfield, 1,,   relati
brimstone and treacle of the^Master's <ns migh, ag we]| h;l.., fitted ,���.,. ,,,.,,,  |ri.u.ln;s   ...lu,,j   h\s  -.,,,,.
pair of wings at Once.    A  woman  i,,,,,, sjncc come t,- an end
ight  possibly be  as  patient,  as  i'e-u.,s  happy,  independent  an,
ii
-
���
ithoul      ing quite
���f���i ; he does,    "The 1 'hii I," he
ker.  and   Edith,  proud and  scornful,
More  yet.
Nicholas Xickleby at S,[lifer's.    Se,
how wretched llie boys ate in spite ol
tin-  smiles of  Miss   I'antiy. and  tin
.'It If
��� .   ���   ���                    ther en 1
: 1-,, 1
influence,   it   p issibly   or imaginably
uld     .
.
���
���
!'.- -.
.-       1 i|
111  ��� ii
: -    tl
self
forth   dull   platitude
llebv,  full  of ideaj  am!  anecdotes ���    ,'    ��� ,. ,<.:,., ,,   :  . ;. ,,���,���,1,1 i���. .i;,-. ,        ,     1    1             ���         , 's  the  touchwood  in  describing  li*' ������; little  of Jack   Bunsby.    Vot so  Very
.             ,      .            1   ,u  rignt ining to ao, 11 woiitii in 1111 u here he had gone  tliroii-tli  so many ...            .     ,    .    .        ,     ,,       \r            ,                  -,.,,,,              ,
so hill that thev tins loSclher 111 a sad !-.    ,              , , .    .   ,      ,    ���             ��� .                        - Stiggins, so 111 depicting the Kev, .Mr. much   more   oi   liill   Barley;   and  yet
...                                ,    .,   ,1111111  to maki   nu  uiipiv   inu ri situ,-.. !���ttt.r experiences,    hi fact, he avoid- ��,,,.,,                          -t       ���      ,                         ���                ���                  ,       ,
itimble.   reniuiiluig   one    01   a   badly ,   .    ,     niieht be in-nle more or less 1           .1 ���      .1   .              ,,           ���   ��� Uiadhand.   the  characteristic   idea   is those two ancient mariners arc berth-
'                .   ,   ,    ,   ,                 ���   ���  1  1    ' "t ���'     'uigni ik  in,tue  111,'it  01   i��s .,! evcrvthmti that  outward v remind- .,,,-,             ,<             ,       ,���, . 1                 . ���     ,     ���
dressed salad. And there, too, is Ralph  n|- a]] _.....,.., cr,.���;,ri,"   ��Bm a chiW,.. ^ . ^^ ^       ;od Qf ^...^     ^ oil.    He is 1, large yellow  man. with .,,,,. ^revef m the inmost shrines ol out
Xickleby. stern Ralph Xickleby. mon-   ^  gwinbutne, "whom  nothing can ���,.��� ,,., w..s ���|nn,..,: ,���* :,   but simolv fal   5m'le   '""l   3   'Wlu'ni1.  aPPparan�� affections.   Another patch of the very
t       .1              1     1. __. * i.l      I.*��1 .-.       ntitanl                                                                  .                              .   . 1      -     t  ,_,,      1,    ,.     .,     ,,-,,,,, 1     ,Ii-. n 1     ���-_ t      Ifiil,     1 il I     ID      U_.___~.L_J. 1     ........1..     .- ,     _.,.-,     il, _,     .._-.����_-,
wife,     \nd there  is John, the genial
Vorkshireman.    And Crummies, with
his "real  pump arid  splendid  tubs," sourcefuli as indefatigable in welldo-
rough their eyes,    the   .esult am| Smike.   And sec Mrs. Nick- . d as  faurtles3 in perceptioa of , f       .   , . . .J P
is oltcn a clever and amusing buries- -
que of life, not life itself. It may also
i't  admitted that we feel at times in
Dickens the absence of that atmosphere   of   refinement   and   cultivation
which is inseparable from the art of
Diackeray."    And   we   allow  such   a
wind as that to  teach our  children I
How different was the conclusion  of
die great Russian critic. Vladmir X'a-
hnkoff, who writing in 1912 in a great
l'etrograd journal, pays the following
tribute to our great writer: "Dickens
like Gogol in Russia. Cervantes in
Spain, Victor Hugo in France, and
Schiller in Germany, was the most
natural of all English writers. Ik-
was the most perfect embodiment of
all the best, the highest characteristics! traits of his fellow countrymen.
and in liis creations he was able to
feel and express the most intimate
psychology of the English people,
out he diil this sub spacic aeternita-
hs. Therefore, while remaining thoroughly national, and being the offspring of  his time,  he  is  understood
1 t. ]\inline or Call aujUtic !., . of pri
ilj   destination to dit   it   the odt 1     f sa
ng something reallj and quaintly chili
ugjlike. Bul we get. to say the least,
am  good deal of him; and how much 0
cy-lender and brute, and Kate, sweet
Kate, and Lord Veresopht, ami Sir
Mulberry Hawk. And again the vision fades.
Little Dorrit is here now. with her
patient, loving face. .And sec. the
Circumlocution Office is again open
to the public, and still attempts the
solution of that most difficult of problems, "how not to do it." And the
shadow, the blighting shadow, of the
Marshalsca falls across the vision and
it fades away.
Immortal Figures
The creator of all these immortal
figures and many more beside, the
great magician of the pen. who fought
evil and sham throughout his whole
life, is characterised, forsooth, by an'
insignificant, narrow-minded. Yankee
professor, as neither a  profound  nor
ever irritate, whom nothing can ever because the moral  suffering ot  th
baffle,  whom  nothing can  ever mis- early days had been so great, that tht
guide,   whom   notsittg   can   ever   de-  bare   remembrances    was   painful   to
hide, and whom nothing can ever dis-h,;^   Nature, sometimes, works along
may. is a monster as  inhuman as a   strat1ge  pat|1Si  an(j  *(  may  |,c   ,,���;,���,
possible that owing to the peculiar
and accidental acquaintance Dickens
made in early youth with the lower
strata of life, with the dregs of society, with thc vicious and evil-minded, that today the world possesses the
immortal masterpieces of the great
novelist.
Suffering and Song
* : of Inning a good deal  of train  "il  in brightest purple sewn  into thc somc-
his system.    He describes himseli as times   rather    threadbare     stuff    or
nsuming ves- groundwo'rk of the story is the scene
pattitul   to, . .      ,.        -       ,   .    ���
'sel.     When   he   visits   .Mrs.   Snagby s
baby with two heads."
Little Nell
Around   Little   Xill.  of  course,  as
Chesterton points out. a controversy
raged and rages: some implored  Dick
ens not to kill her at the end of the
story: some regret that he did not
kill her at the beginning. There is
no paradox at all in saying that if we
discourse, excellent provision is made
oi dainty new bread, crusty twists,
cool, fresh butter, thin slices of ham.
tongue and German sausage, and delicate little rows of anchovies nestling
in parsley, not to mention new laid
eggs to be brought up warm in a napkin, and hot buttered toast. Chad-
band, when well oiled, goes like an
eight-day clock, and with similar monotonous repetition.
"Mv   friends,"   safs the   oily   one,
find in a good book a wildly impro-      Shelley,  with  the  splendid instincts
liable  character,  it  is  very  probable, j of the  poet, had  more  than  a  glim-
iiideed. that it was copied from a real mering of nature's methods when he j "peace  be   on   tliis   home!     On   the
person.    I'or although people talk of  wrote: "Most wretched men are crad-j master thereof, on the mistress there-
the  restraints  of  fact and  the  free-1 led into poetry by wrong: they learn   f,f. oil the voung maidens, and otl the
dom   of   fiction,   the   case   for   most, in suffering what they teach in song."
artistic   purposes   is   quite   the   other I It  is  certainly true  that the  greatest
young  men I    My  friends,  why  do  I
wMt for peace?   What is peace?    Is
in which the dissolution of a ruined
household is so tragi-comically set
before us in the breaking up of the
servants' hall. And when we think
upon the cherished names of Foots,
and Nipper. Gills and Cuttle, Rob
the Grinder, and good Mrs. llrown.
we are tempted to throw conscience
to the winds and affirm that the
book is a good book."
"Little Dorrit"
Little Dorrit is certainly not a perfect book, much of the humor is of
the poorest kind possible to Dickens,
yet Mr. Swinburne advises the reader
not to mind thc irritation caused by
the   repetition   of   comic   catchwords
a,
���ee
ie
11
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Public diicussion i- one of the cor-'
i ner stones of democracy. In some department of this great scheme of public utterance, the most obscure citizen may be heard on lhe questions
affecting the commonwealth.
Tliere are tliree principal forms in
which this may he dune, first, public speaking; second, the public print,
and third, conversation.
Public   speaking  may   be   from   the
'pulpit, or from the political slump or
lecture   platform.     Incidentally   there
tare the debates in our parliament and
i^i the courts of law.
Ill deciding what weight nr effect
to tjiic tu any particular public ut-
, leratice. it is well to consider the
character and especially thc motive
nf the speaker or the writer, and any
I surrounding circumstances calculated
to prevent him  from being unbiased.
For instance, in the minister, we
presume a hie,h motive and an envii,-
ounicnt that BUggests right thinking.
On the other hand, the fact that we
.readily agree tn his statements may
. tend to make him dogmatic, and the
fact that his argument is unopposed
may tend to make him illogical,
Xo phase uf public discussion presents a broader lid,! ot influence or
brings a higher responsibility than
that of the clergy,
The copy of a public lecture is tts-
lually so carefully edited, and ihc line
of argument su skilfully worked out,
that it is difficult for (lie average
hearer to avoid be.ir.g carried to the
conclusion ,if the speaker! In this
lease it is well to consider carefully
the premise of the speech, because
if this be wrong, the logic and argument may be sound, and yet lead to
false conclusion on the matter at issue.
When we come to consider political speaking, a* a part of public discussion, the aver.",;'! citizen is apt to
find himself in the condition of the
old timber cruiser wdio drifted from
the silence of the great woods into
an old-fashioned revival meeting. The
evangelist, after picturing heaven as
a place of golden harps and white
robes and immaculate cleanliness,
asked all who desired to go to this
haven of beauty and loveliness, to
stand. All rose except the grizzle.)
woodsman. Turning to the other
side of the picture, the preacher described hell in the good old style of
of the personal pronoun than others,
who desired to go to this delectable
place to stand up. All was quiet.
Amidst the impressive silence, the
preacher said, "My friend, what are
you going to do?" Reaching for his
hat thc old man replied, "Well, partner, if that's the lay. 1 allow I'll take
to the woods."
The reason the ordinary political
speaking is unsatisfactory and often
misleading is that it is permitted to
degenerate into an agitation, with the
view of making a particular idea loom
so large in the public mind as to obscure everything else, rather than to
act as an aid to thc mind of the populace in arriving at a correct solution
of public questions. We ouselves are
to blame, because we go to a political meeting to have our own preconceived opinions strengthened and
confirmed, rather than lo learn of the
greatest faults in our attitude towaril
any question, political or otherwise,
that is presented  fur solution.
It is thus through our prejudice or
self interest, or through lack of patience or opportunity, to get all the
facts, wc form a hasty judgment; and
then through pride, we feel called upon to defend that position and spend
our energies in supporting it. even,
at times after we learu that it is
wrong. If you cannot recall instances
where you have done this, you are
an exceptional citizen. Jut-iping at
conclusions is a very common and a
very dangerous habit. The old rule
that there are two sides to every
question  has  few exceptions.
One of the faults in modern public
speaking is the inordinate use of the
personal pronoun, "I." It is said that
a man talks more fluently on the
subject he knows the most about.
This may account for the fault. Old
men are more oft tn be addicted to
the habit than ydung men. When
next you listen to an address, make
note of this point. True, some forms
of discourse require more frequent use
of th epersonal pronoun than others,
but its excessive use not only detracts
from the force of the utterance, but
obtrudes the personality of the speaker, often to the extent of obscuring
the argument. Try making a speech
of any kind or even writing a letter
without the use of the singular personal, and see how un easy it is.
The same rules apply in many respects to the public print, as to the
spoken   word.    The   newspapers   are
tending more and more toward a literal meaning of tlie term. The <ji -
crgics of some of the great, -t o
izatioits in ihc world arc devoted to
gathering and distributing news, Tin-
basic principle of these organisations.
at least of the better one-. is "jf it is
nut true it is nol new-." There is a
great deal of loose talk about Ihe prevarications of lite newspaper reporter, yet the managing editor of the
belter class of newspapers holds his
news gatherers lo as strict ait account as tl hank manager dues his ledger keepers.
In ti well-regulated newspaper office nothing will bring a reporter onto thc carpet quicker than an untruth
in his department.
One of the best and most effective
educational influences during the last
decade has been the work of tin- high
class magazines and periodicals. Simple, yet fundamental information has
been furnished to the people in all
departments of life. The exposure
of graft and fraud, the disarming of
the gel-rich-quick artist, and the general enlightenment of the people have
been but departments in this great
branch of public discussion. So popular has it become that the best metropolitan newspapers have added it
as a department.
The work of the cartoonist deserves
a place under our title. Although,
like its compatriot, the good old English custom of heckling, it is sometimes abused, the cartoon serves a
great and good purpose. A cartoon is
not a picture but rather the skeleton
of an idea, which the mind grasps and
habilitates for itself. Wrong can seldom stand it against attack and right
is seldom injured by its use. The real
cartoonist is an artist of the highest
type, and rightly directed, his work
deserves a high rank in the "domain
of public discussion.
It only remains to speak briefly
of conversation, as a part of public
discussion. For it is a fact, in fact it
is the very essence of democracy, in
this respect. It is the freedom of
speech personified. It needs neither
hall nor platform, not even a stump.
There is no chairman and no rules of
order, and sometimes no order without rules. It is catch as you can and
go as long as you like. If you can-
nrA get the lead, start one for yourself. All you need is a listener. "Conversations," as applied to the diplomatic discussions among nations, are
tame and unprofitable, as compared
with those going on at the'corner grocery, in the logging camps, and at
every street crossing during times of
public stress. Some of the finest arguments, samples of the keenest wit
and the sharpest repartee arc brought
out in these encounters.
They are apart entirely from the
ordinary social falkfest, whether it be
at five o'clock tea, at the club, or a
chance meeting of congenial spirits.
Usually a skirmish for the lead, in
order to relate some tiresome personal experience or tell a whiskered
story. These are time killers. The
other is a public institution.
Here is a sample of the cosmopolitan character of such discussions.
During the late political campaign
a banker and a merchant stood on a
prominent corner engaged in a heated
discussion of the pros and cons of
the prohibition issue. They were
hare headed antl the merchant was in
his shirt sleeves. There was tin Interested circle of listeners and the
bystanders were taking a shot at either side as Opportunity offered. Hack
against the building stood a small,
weasel-eyed Hindu, who, as the argument waxed hot, was seen to shift
from one foot to thc other, while his
eyes blazed with eagerness. Finally
he could stand it no longer. Pushing
his way to the inner circle and pointing his finger at the disputant who
was upholding the liquor side of the
question, he Exclaimed: "You are
wrong, Mr. Jones, whisky no gimd, I
know. Put him down quick. 1 know.
Tn my country one man have 31 acres
land. He begin to drink whisky. In
two year he have one acre. Whisky-
no good. I know. Put him down
quick."
The meeting broke up and the diminutive citizen of the far east went
away without realizing that he had
disconcerted the other by an unanswerable argument presented in a
most  convincing manner.
The original intention was to make
this a session for the discussion of the
best methods in the conduct of, public meetings, but we have drifted to
other phases of the general subject.
The first requisite for a well-conducted meeting is a good chairman.
In the ordinary assembly of citizens
this does not mean that he shall be
an  expert  in   the  technical  rules  of
parliamentary usage, but rather that
he shall he self-possessed, and realize
that upon him rests the responsibility
for the orderly conduct of the meeting. This, itiiitcd with a spirit of fair-
;ni ss. will briffg a ready response from
I the meeting that will render the chair-
I man's duties'' easy and pleasant
Willie a strict adherence lu cardinal
rule.-, that the chairman shall nut take
part iii the Discussion, and that no
member spcap mote than once tu a
subject without cot,-,tit. would pro
balily kill the ordinary meeting. Yet
they musl he held in reserve to prevent the danger of liaving the meeting talked to death.
The two types thai render it difficult to secure a successful meeting
arc. first, the member win, is continually bobbing up with some ill-considered idea which evidently looms
large iu his mind, until he is oil his
feet when it dissolves into thin air
and leaves him floundering, and the
meeting  unenlightened.      Second,   the
well-informed citizen who, through
modesty nr timidity, tal.es no part in
the  discussion,  often  permitting   thc
meeting to close in a tangle when the
whole matter is perfectly clear in his
own mind and the meeting needs mil;*
his leadership and clear thinking to
straighten out the tangle. The usual
excuse offered is. "I am nut a public
speaker," Let me say. fur ymir comfort and by way uf letting you into
a seeret, if you really have something
worth saying, it is easier tn say it
before a meeting, because the response of those present will help yon.
and the larger the gathering the easier it is to speak. Say it in your own
way and iu your language and keep
within your own vocabulary. Have
you ever thought out a neat speech
with a bright beginning and a flowery
peroration, and when you come to get
it off, have lost a word and gone Up
ill the air, and been compelled to say
what you Jlad to say in the words
you use in your home, at your store
and ainmig your business associates.
It is a question of vocabulary. The
ordinary lugger and sail, r only uses
about one hundred different v.o;,,-,
half of which are swear words, and ,i
large percentage "f the other* arc
siting. While men win. make a study
of voids with th.'i: line -hales of
meaning and expression, make, use of
as high as  ten  thousand,    Between
these   extremes,   wc      find   our   level,
much nearer tin- standard of tin- lugger and sailor than ihc other extreme.
Few men outside nf literature and thc
professions have, ur need, a lar; c
vocabulary. Most persons use a larg
er number of different word--in writing than in speaking. So there arc two
safe courses. Gel your ideas well
mind, know what you watt to say,
and Ut the words take cue of themselves. As they will do it yuil don't
force them. Or write what you want
to say and commit it verbatim.   Or
do as your speaker has done tllis evening, write it down what you have
to sav and ihen read it.
af-
Made Him Cross
'I  made my husband cross thtt
| tcriiooti." said Mrs   Caller.
"I low    was   that?"     queried    Mr-.
1 lomer.
"He   was   on   ihc   opposite   side  of
lhe  street,     ami   I   beckoned  him  to
Come  over,"  explained  the  other.
*  * *
Cause for Thanks
Guest���Look here!    This mirror is
so fearfully dirty that  I  can't see my
face in it.    Hotel Servant���It strikes
mc ynu ought tn he thankful for that
instead of making trouble about it.
CHARLES DICKENS:   A Tribute
(Continued from page 7)
and tragic illustrations of character,
but to focus the attention on the unsurpassable excellence of the finest
passages and chapters. lie calls the
day after the death of Mr. Mcrdle as
one of the most memorable dates in
all the record of creative history���or,
to use one word in place of two, in
all the records of fiction. The fusion
of humor and horror in thc marvellous
able only with the kindred work of
chapter which describes it is comparable only with the kindred work of
such creators as Hugo and Shakespeare. And nothing in the work of
Balzac is newer and truer and more
terrible than the relentless, yet not
unmerciful evolution of the central
figure in the story. The Father of
the Marshalsca is so pitiably worthy
of pity as well as of scorn tllat it
would have seemed impossible to
heighten or to deepen the contempt
or the compassion of the reader; but
when he falls from adversity to prosperity, he succeeds in soaring down
and sinking up to more tragic-comic
ignominy of more aspiring degradation.    And his end is magnificent.
In A Tale of Two Cities. Swinburne
says, "Dickens for the second and last
time enrolled history in the service of
and creative art has nothing of the
makes Barnaby Rudge so marvellous
rich and various exuberance which
fiction. This faultless work of tragic
an example of genius iu all the glowing growth nf its bright and fiery
April; but it has the classic and poetic
symmetry of perfect execution and of
perfect design. The pathetic and heroic figure nf Sydney Carton seems
rather to have cast into the shade of
comparative neglect the no less living and admirable figures among and
over which il stands and towers in
our memory. Miss I'n.ss and Mr.
Lorry, Madame De Farge and her
husband, ate equally and Indisputably
to be recognised by the sign of eternal life.
I will not attempt to characterise
David Copperfield even with Mr.
Swinburne's help. It is greater even
than the great and cannot be dealt
with in a few words.\ Whether it
be, as many say, the greatest of all
the Dickens' masterpieces, T really
cannot decide. For myself, 1 go to
that book oftener than to any other
of Dickens' works. I derive mure inspiration from it: mnrc help from it
Lin the troubles of daily life, and it is
a book I always try to keep near me
for daily use. I hardly regard it as a
piece of fiction at all; there is a high
spirituality ingrained by the genius uf
its author in it that I find absent in
other masterpieces by other bands. Tn
that book I seem to get closer to the
Master than in any other and therefore, it is to me better and greater
than the others. In it he teaches,
more profoundly perhaps than anywhere else, except in the Carol, the
doctrine nf human charity in which
the weak, the poor and the sinful and
the sorrowful are not forgotten or
neglected. A great abiding presence
���the Eternal Fatherhood ��� forever
placing itself on the side of the help
less and defenceless, in perfect justice
and perfect love, is the doctrine of
Charles Dickens. His evident sincerity of purpose gave dignity to his
writings and took away from them all
suggestion of coming from a .man
who was merely making merry from
purely mercenary motives. Dickens
took his art seriously and was proud
of it; he looked upon it as imposing
duties and responsibilities which could
Pot be neglected. He always accepted the applause of the great reading
world as a tribute not alone to himself but to the calling he pursued and
to the aims with which it might be
connected. In all this he never faltered, never changed. He. was always
bent on inculcating the viewj. uf charity and tolerance which he believed it
to be of great use to men to hold, and
to hold firmly. Much of the liberalism of the present day in England i'
due tn Dickens and tn him alone. M.
Taine. thc great French historian ������'
English literature, very accurately
[���ml justly sums up the great moral
benefit conferred by Dickens upon
his generation: "Be good and low:
there is genuine joy only in the emotions nf the heart; sensibility is the
Whole man. Leave science to the
wise, pride tn the nobles, luxury t"
the rich; have compassion on humble
wretchedness: the smallest and most
dkspised being may in himself I e
worth as much as thousands of tho
powerful and the proud. Take cat el
not to bruise the delicate souls whichI
flourish in all conditions, under alll
costumes, in all ages. Believe thatj
humanity, pity, forgiveness, tenderness, tears, are the sweetest things if'
the world. To live is nothing; to he
powerful, learned, illustrious, is lit-|
tie, to be useful is not enough.' He
alone has lived ami is a man who has|
wept at the remembrance of a kin
act'.nn which he himself has perform
eil nr received."
The Dickens' Spirit
That is truly the spirit of all Did.
ens'  writings.    He  was   in   the  higlt-j
est- sense a special teacher as well
an artist.    All of you may learn froitj
hi.s  works  the  eternal  value  of  get
erosity,   purity,   kindness   and   unse
fishness.    Those struggling men, th
great mass  of  unseen   suffering,   w
have need lo be reminded of.   He tol
us in eloquent language the old, .'VP
story���that  there  is  in  the  worst
mankind  a  note  of goodness  and
kindness  to  prove  our  common "kiiif
ship.     Through   his   genius   the   ric
man wdio fares sumptuously every daj
was  brought   to   see   Lazarus  at   lii|
was  projected  on  the  poor  and  ill
miserable���the people of the Marshall
sea,  neglected   children,   starved  aii|
ill-used  boys,    His  has  been a
influence  in   leading us,  through  oitj
feelings, to sympathise -with the goo
the true,  the sincere, and  the hones'
English   character     of   ordinary   liiij
And he had achieved infinite good
exposing hypocrisy, enotism and poi
pension  to  the  laughter  and  derisin|
of thc world.
Tn   these   and   by   virtue   of   thesj
splendid achievements,  Charles  Die
ens   stands   pre-eminent   among   thj
great writers of our English speed]

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