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Vol. V, No. 31���Established 1911
VANCOUVER,   BRITISH   COLUMBIA,   SATURDAY,   DECEMBER   2,   1916
Price Five Cents
"FREE LAND FOR THE MEN
WHO WILL TILL iT"
New British Columbia Government Will Scourge the Land
Speculators out of the Valleys of the Province and
Will Undertake a Vigorous Food Production Policy.
'There is it distinct joy in owning land, unlike thai which vou have
money., in houses, in boohs, pictures or anything else which mc
have derised. Personal properly brings you into society with men
!';it land is par! of Cod's estate in the globe, and when a pared o,
grduild is deeded to you and yon wall, over it. and cull it vour o'on
it seems as if yon hud come into partnership with thc ori inul pr ���
prietor of the earth."���I!. \Y. I!i.i;ciii:k.
^"rtll'l.l'' grasping fond brokers art
^^ almost every product of lhe land
many of the poorer classes of ihe
holding a corner en
visiting misery upoii
people, it is only natural
that in tliis much abused province tbe new government
should early single out as tlie problem upon whiclvto try its
strength', the settlement of the rich, vacant valleys of British Columbia.
If Land reform is a work which'lias always been associated
with the Liberal   pari).     Indeed   tbe   cry   of   Liberalism
throughout  British history down to tbe present day has Maud which wil
been "tbe land for tbe people."
,;  In lhe campaign which closed this autumn, 'tlie J .iberal j policy will bring about a rousing of the dry bones through
leader and his followers made much of tin.* land question, oul the valleys.
and promised upon being returned to power, to drive out > It will mean the beginning of a period of sound pros-
the land speculator and free the soil of British Columbia i perity, the extent of which will depend upon tbe ability of
for all the people who are desirous of tilling that soil and the government to attract experienced agriculturists with
of becoming citizens of this province. I their wives and families to thevtpiarter sections formerly
If The land policy of the new government will be officially | held by the speculator
mark tbe beginning of a rush lo tbe lands 'if British Columbia which will equal in sensational features the earlier
rushes to Dakota, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Kansas, Arkansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma and the southwestern agricultural Mates.
' ior here we have natural aud artificial transportation facilities unequalled, we have the best and most variegated
climatic conditions, the finest soils, the pleasantest scenery,
and the most desirable geographical position of any stale
or province nn earth.
' The government's action in thus tackling the problem
of the land is one which will be backed up by ever}' legitimate interest in the province.
' While ils policy will be essentially one inspired for the
advantage nf the masses, it will he endorsed by every one
of the larger interests operating legitimately in llritish
Columbia.
' It will mean that the new road to the north���the Pacific
and Great Eastern Railway ��� will find itself passing
through the heart of an agricultural empire released from
the clutches of the land speculator. Tins route, under ihe
changed conditions, whether operated by the present owners or by the government, will become Vancouver's food
carrying line, for there are millions and million-- of acres
between here and Fort George, easy to clear and easy to
get under cultivation, lying alongside of the P. G. E. tract,
land which wil (be eagerly sought by incoming farmer.-,
t is believed that tbe introduction of this radical land
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high flyer," might have been one comment: "that one's loo
low down conli*air_\;" "that one's just right but it takes a
heavy brassey to drive him;" "tliat one is fine if a light club
is used;" "you'll make that one if you use a hit of stiffening."
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V THE LITTLE HALL from the beginning of the twosome might have broken the etiquette of golf and spoken
freely and with some wisdom.
���f "STRIKE OFF FROM the tee with all your force,
Brewster," the little ball might sav; "go as far as vou can
and use all your strength and your heaviest anti-patronage
club."
' B'REWSTER WOULD, no doubt, marvel when the little ball would advise that the professional was not altogether to be overlooked. x^j
1 HI*. MAY XOT BE a chap you'd like to chum with,
but it is well to consider him and hi., advice. There are little"
tine point-, upon which the prof, may be safely consulted.
'   "CAPTAIN ROBERT DOLLAR favors public ports,"      ��>
says the NEWS-ADVERTISER.    The Captain probably     v;"
knows io bis cost thai certain types of political agitator'N^Sa
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when allowed to run amuck are dangerous lo the welfare
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announced within a few weeks. And it is declared to be oi
a character thai will bring joy to the hearts of the majority
of tbe popple of this province who propose to make this
favored part of Canada their home.
f[ But tliere is grief in store for the kind speculator, the
plunger and the floater,'the shark and the gambler.
If Tt is well known that along every railway line and wag;
gon road, and along all lines of water communication, from
thc Boundary to the Yukon line, wherever there is loam
enough to raise a bean wine, there you will find the slakes
of the land speculators.
11 Back in lhe hills, in no-man's kind, among tbe glaciers
and the crags, is the only land which the old government
reserved for the actual settler, the prospective food producer.
^f In 1911 these land speculators owed British Columbia
.$14,000,000 in principal alone on lands, bought by them at
ridiculously low prices and held by them from cultivation.
| In addition to this, $14,000,000, they owed millions in
hack taxes and interest.
*f Despite this, they were allowed to hold the land until a
hunger-stricken people would consent to pa}* extortionate
prices for it.
TI Brewster's policy will be to take back every foot of this
land which has not been paid for.
H Brewster's policy will be to force the speculator to pay
up interest, taxes and principal. -
V Either that or the speculator will have to go.
1 We have been carrying him on our back long enough.
If And when the speculator does go, such a tax will be put
upon wild" land in this province that gambling in the community's most valuable natural resource will have to cease.
Tf There will be then inaugurated a campaign to bring settlers into the country, and a plan of land settlement will he
laid out which will embody the hest features of thc many
splendid systems now working out successfully in New
Zealand and the dominions, states and provinces���a system
upon the framing of which will he brought to bear the advice of the many practical and experienced agricultural and
commercial men who have recently been elected to the legislature.
If I learn in responsible quarters that the general plan of
the government will be to grant each speculator an area
of land the value of which is equal to the. actual sum paid
upon the entire tract, less back taxes and interest.
If If a man holds 1,000,000 acres at $1 an acre, and has paid
in only $100,000, then he will be given $100,000 worth of
land in that tract, that is if taxes and interest are paid to
date.
If And the government will tell him where that land vvill
he located.
The remaining nine-tenths of the tract will be available
for the settler free.
ft This will mean that there will be opened up millions of
acres of valley, delta, bench lands and prairie, as vast a variety of soils as any country possesses, and it should mean
that the announcement of the government's   policy   will
These men and women will no doubt lie chosen with care
from ihe agricultural districts of the east and tin- middle
west, from Great Britain and from the country* to the south.
Strong efforts will be made to secure farmers with capital.
And it is expected that agricultural aid measures will be
organized with a view i<> extending some financial assistance to bona fide tillers ol" the soil.
If With a mining boom beginning, with the building of
ships being taken up vigorously, with the timber trade improving and the throwing open of the agricultural lands of
the province and the introduction of a food-growing policy,
there should be better times ahead for all classes of the
people.
of shipping companies. But the XFAYS-ADVERTISER
doesn t quote the captain on this point.
'   WE ARE ALL in favor of a publicly-owned port; but       . ^
few oi the intelligent citizens of Vancouver will welcome
such if it be undertaken with a view to extending the pat-       i \
ronage evil.
f NOTHING GIVES A MAX* more satisfaction than to
see a greal British Columbia fir-stump slowly disappear in
a big bonfire.
r YOU NEVER WILL meet that stump again in this
world; bul if you don't behave yourself you may meet him
in the next world.
|i BILLY STEWART SAYS that there is gold under
ery stump in British Columbia.
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CHINOOK
BREEZES   OF   INDIGNATION
AND   INFORMATION
fl BETWEEN TLIE POLITICIAN and tlie statesman
there is said to be a very clear line of division. Mr. Brewster, having made his first appearance on the golf links,
may now be fairly regarded as having crossed that line.
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fl THERE IS A conspiracy on among the Victoria members ,led by Mr. Jack Hart, M.P.P., lo endeavor now to
get Honest John Oliver out to the golf club.
If IF EVER THE conspiracy succeeds, Mr. Oliver, being
somewhat of a .strenuous gentleman, may be expected to
make the dirt fly.
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|1 AND IF ANY of Honest John's enemies appear in the
offing, when he is "putting." dirt will no doubt be hurled
in their eyes.
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If MR. BREWSTER IS said to regard golf as a great aid
in cabinet making.
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If ALL GOLF BALLS are said to he full of magic. Tf the
little ball Premier Brewster followed was one of those
given to speaking its mind, it might have given the premier
some sage advice in the course of thc twosome.
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1| "YOU DON'T want a man in your cabinet who goes too
far beyond the hole" -r*- the ball might have spoken the
words when thc premier "putted" so hard that the ball
went far and beyond the fifth hole.
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|f "NOR ONE WHO is crooked7���wh'en the ball before
the premier's drive cork-screwed over the club-house fence.
If "NOR ONE WHO is too slow"���when the ball went to
sleep eighteen feel back from spot towards which it was
directed by the amateur player.
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f ALL THROUGH THE game the little sphere no doubt
criticised prospective cabinet  members.    "That one's a
j] MR. MILLER, qne of Mr. Harold Nelson Shaw's pupils,
won the gold prize given by T. F. I'aterson, in tbe recent
oratorical contest. Air. Shaw is -aid to have trained, a
number of tbe leading orators of the west. He thus has
much to answer for.
Jf A MAN TRIED to sell me the other -lay a sel of books
on orator}-. Price $40. Special to me, S__ down and S_* per
month.
f] 11 lv I IAD A great sheaf of letters and copies of orders
he bad received for tbe work during the past ten years.
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If THE AGLXT CLAIMED that among the orators who
were aided by this remarkable work (ai $2 down and $2
per) were Bob Rogers/1 Sir J. A. M. Aitken, Hon, James
Cal.der, .Arthur Meighen,* J. K. Mclnnis, R. B. Bennett,*
Sir James Lougheed. Mayor McBeath. Sir Charles Phil-
lips-Wooley, Ernie Miller, Reeve Winram and many others.
If "TAKE IT AWAY," said I; "you might better go about
peddling bombs. Heaven knows what further havoc you
may do with this witchcraft."
|f I LOOKED INTO one of the books and 1 found Bob
Ingersoll, William Jennings  Bryan, Theodore Roosevelt,
Lyman Abbott. Hem*}   Ward  Beecher, Burke, Fox    and
Wilfrid Laurier, all lying down together.
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|f I GLANCED HURRIEDLY through another and I ran
across several world-famous orations, bits of which I had
encountered, passed off as original stuff, at many a Canadian Club luncheon at  Winnipeg, Calgary, Vancouver,
Ottawa, and other cities in which I have lived.
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If I NOW FIRMLY believe that halt the speeches   one
hears at luncheons and banquets arc stolen from such hooks
as this man had to sell.
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|f OF COURSE DURING political contests a little originality is displayed���usually the result of the labors on
such a splendid organ of vocal expression as an Empire
typewriter driven by an underpaid, over-worked reporter.
* Purchased in lean years. 1906 on, when $2 down and $2 per vrould appeal.
fi TWO
THE  STANDARD
SATURDAY,   DECEMBER  2,   1916
Poor Mr. H. H. Stevens
And The AH-the-bad-
Adjectives C. P. R.
How Our Member together with the
NEWS - ADVERTISER and THE
WORLD propose to remove mountains.
The Greedy Monopolists ask for Informa
tion and are handed a terrific slap on the
wrist.
Did Lord Shaughnessy take the Woolsack
when he went to London to receive his
peerage with due ceremony?
THE THREE DANIELS
THREE DANIELS i<< the judgment coinel 1 lu r
roil years Vancouver has seldom been better entertained than by tlie spectacle of Mr. II. II. Stevens,
Till-'. WORLD and the NEWS-ADVERTISER all hammering at the wretched monopolist, the gross over-fed,
obese corporation, the Canadian Pacific Railway ��� cm
whom the anathema of all honorable citizens. Patriotism
<if that sort is worthy of the utmost respect and admiration. The,pluck of these little pigmies in attacking the
giant corporation! They buzz around, fly hither and thither, from one flower of speech to another, they attack in
flank, en echelon, whatever that means, frontally, and from
the rear. They are so disinterested, so obviously acting for
the best interests of thc city, that it is amazing Mr. II. II.
.Stevens long ago lias not inarched along the principal
streets hand in hand with Mr. Whatshisname of THE
WORLD and Mr. Wlioeveritis of the N'l.WS-ADVER-
TISER, leading the Pacific Dredging Co., and Mr. Carter
Cotton silting in a Ford car behind, through a multitude of
cheering citizens lining the roadways and strewing flowers
in their path. These noble, honorable gentlemen have one
and all set out to exterminate, to break, to crush, a giant
monopoly. Day after day, night after night. Ihey scheme
and plot how they may best oust the Canadian Pacific
Railway from the waterfront it illegally controls, holds,
leases, sits upon, makes use of. Millions upon millions of
illegal revenue have gone to swell the coffers of the giant
corporation. They have been robbing the public, trampling their rights under foot, closing the harbor to all competition, throttling trade, bankrupting thc citizens who
have business on the water front, generally destroying
everything���until these three Daniels have come to judgment. The Daniel of Politics, thc Daniel of Partisanship,
and the Daniel of Dogma.
WHAT MIGHT HAVE BEEN
It is, of course, not a question of business. Husiness
indeed! How unsentimental. Is it not certain that if
only Messrs. Stevens, Sam McClay, Fullerton and Carter
Cotton, together with the Pacific Dredging Co., and other
philanthropists, had been given entire control of the harbor and! all its neighboring waters many years ago, by this
time we should have had mile upon mile of ferro-concrete
wharves, lacerated at regular intervals with long piers,
stocked with the manufactures of the east and the products of the Orient? Should not we have had harems in
one wharf and cold storage for backsheesh in another?
Should not we have had giant cranes capable even of lifting Mr. Stevens off his feet and hydraulic presses which
would have suppressed even Mr. Sam McClay? Should
not we have had miles upon miles of steel rails laid in and
out and around about, above and below these wharves;
with electric engines and freight cars, with switches and
guide rails. Would there not have been thousands upon
thousands of ocean going steamers, schooners, windjammers, row boats, fish uoats, bum boats, and auxiliaries tied
to thc same wharves, lying out in the harbor awaiting
their turji,vrushing in and out of the Narrows and False
Creek? Would there not have been super-dreadnoughts,'
dreadnoughts, cruisers, torpedo boats, mines, submarines
and the Board of Harbor Commissioners' yacht, tooting
and hooting, sooting and shooting about thc placid waters
of our magnificent harbor? Of course there would. All
these things would have happened if only thc Canadian
Pacific Railway had never built out of the blood, sinew
and bone of Canada's manhood and the brain of men, whose
sole conception of life was to make money for themselves,
their heirs and executors, successors and those who hold
the monopoly of the banks, industries, mines, lands, agricultural areas, forests���oh, well, of all that we call so
falsely Canada.
THAT GENERAL ELECTION!
There are whisperings of a Dominion election being at
hand. It is thought that Sir Wilfrid Laurier, as ever,
Waving his white plumes in front of the Liberal party,
Will charge down on the shaken, battered, and somewhat
dishevelled Conservatives, greatly weakened of course���
oh, of course���by the elimination of Sir Sam Hughes���
who is now rising in Liberal estimation every morning
with the SUN. Early old bird, Sir Sam. Never say die
sort of thing. One party as good as another. Here's hoping for the Orange vote, etc. With the battle-cry of freedom ringing through thc welkin, Sir Wilfrid, as has been
said, will charge on to the false and craven knight, Sir
Robert Borden, who is about to ask parliament for another extension of time. He is like a pfisoner who might
beg the judge for a longer sentence. "I have been so
painstaking while in jail," he cries, "please give me another term." "Not I," clarions Sir Wilfrid, "eschew thee
caitiff and avattnt. I want thy job and a general election."
The Liberals in fact think that the time is ripe and the fruit
will fall into their Taps. May bc that is true except that
they may have to deal with a queer sentiment that until
the war is over a general election should be avoided. That
sentiment, which may be called Imperial, might beat the
Liberals at the polls even now. But a more weighty reason
might also occur to the Liberals. There is usually a sort
of "morning after" taste in the mouth of the electorate
when a war is finished. The government which has held
the reins of power during the war is open to all kinds of
petty criticisms. Thus it might more easily be destroyed
then. H the Liberals succeeded to power now they will be
up against the same thing after the war. Therefore the
wiser, cooler heads might consider it bad policy to force
an election.
STIRRING  EM UP
This by the way. But .Mr. II. II. Stevens is taking no
chances. His master, Sir Sam, having been "fired," and
his supermaster, Robert Rogers, standing in considerable
danger of folliwng suit, it looks as if ill the general convulsion -Mr. II. II. Stevens might not succeed in representing a Vancouver constituency unless he can "do something" meanwhile to stir the public interest in his labors.
With the help of the NEWS-ADVERTISER, whose late
owner. Mr. Carter Cotton, is chairman of the Harbor
Board, and there lore under the constitution of that board
strictly forbidden to have any financial dealings with the
board, Mr, Stevens is getting columns of advertising on
the most absurd subject. If the Dominion Government
orders a ship to be built in Vancouver, the NEWS-ADVERTISER state, it is entirely owing to the stupendous,
dynamic, persevering energy of Mr. II. II. Stevens. For
over two years the business men of Vancouver have been
earnestly petitioning thc Dominion Government to establish a customs house inspector at New York. Now in
order to throw the people a sop it is determined to construct wooden vessels on this cast, which as Mr. Stevens.
ill a gush  of enthusiasm, has pointed out to the dear old
NEWS-ADVERTISER, will help to develop the trade of
the West Indies. The NEWS-ADVERTISER specifically
states they will bring fruit to Vancouver, Imagine a
wooden schooner with auxiliary engines and without cold
storage bringing perishable freight like fruit to Vancouver from Jamaica. Woi\ld not the insurance companies
rush to insure the freight? It is a scream, a farce of tlie
brightest kind ami thank heaven that in these dull day-,
the NEWS-ADVERTISER and Mr. H. II. Stevens can
play it with such energy. The NEWS-ADVERTISER
lias surpassed the "graving docks for the construction ol
hips" sample of business knowledge.
THE CHICAGO, MILWAUKEE, ST. PAUL
This is mentioned only for one reason. It is an excellent illustration of the "business" capabilities of Mr. II.
II. Stevens and liis backers, the NEWS-ADVERTISER
and THE WORLD. Tlieir ideas of business are childlike
in the extreme, their faith in miracles is apparently unlimited. Anyone who howls loud enough lhat the port
if Vancouver is being ruined by monopolists can get a
hearing and THE WORLD and the NEWS-ADVERTISER "fall" for it at once. For instance. THE WORLD,
with a child-likee faith in the llarlior Hoard, and a determination to serve the Pacific Dredging Company to the
best of its abilities, describes the document presented to
thc Hon. Martin Burrell by a committee of the Board of
Trade which criticised thc Terminal proposals of Mr. II.
H. Stevens���as "an astonishing document." Xo doubt
it was an astonishing document to THE WORLD, merely because it was extremely business like. It asked for
an investigation of the proposals���and, by the way, why
is it that Messrs. Stevens and his friends are so furious
at the idea of investigation? Are they afraid that Mr.
Carter Cotton will not be able to secure his price for the
property he desires to sell to the Harbor Commissioners?
Are they afraid that it will be discovered that the Terminal Railway scheme is but the beginning of a grandiloquent scheme involving millions upon millions of dollars
of expenditure on False Creek. Are they afraid that the
Pacific Dredging Co. will not get the contracts for this
work? What difference will it make to the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul if thc whole scheme is disclosed?
Expropriation proceedings will have to be taken to secure
the property necessary to give that railway terminals,
and everyone will welcome its advent. But Mr. Stevens
states specifically that his Terminal scheme has nothing
whatever to do with the Chicago, Milwaukee. St. Paul.
THE C.P.R. AND THE TERMINALS
If so, the more's the pity. If some scheme could be
devised by which the Chicago, Milwaukee and St.  Paul
would come in to Vancouver and establish its terminals
aud pay a reasonable price for properties���not a price
boosted into the skies by real estate speculators, but a
price decided upon by competent surveyors who can gauge
the revenue or the productive capacities of the proper-
tics in question���so much the better. It was always believed that the energetic and enthusiastic marble mason,
Sam McClay of the Harbor Board, had written to Mr.
Hazen, the Minister of Marine, when the scheme was
first mooted, stating specifically that it was designed to
bring in the Chicago. Milwaukee and St. Paul. Later on,
no doubt, when it was hoped to gei thc aid of the Canadian
Pacific Railway, the shortsighted Mr. Stevens believed it
would be bad policy to even suggest that the scheme was
thus devised. It does not need a Sherlock Holmes to
deduct that he would assure the Canadian Pacific Railway
that nothing of the kind was intended by the scheme, aud
that the said railway did not need any such assurance, being already fully aware of Mr. Stevens' intentions. The
stupidity of these' corporations is of course notorious.
They would never suspect lhat Mr. Stevens was acting
purely as a public benefactor. They would never suspect
that there was something more behind the scheme than
appears on the surface, especially as they would not know-
exactly the methods by which Mr. Stevens expected to
raise money for the scheme. Oh no, They would be absolutely ignorant of all the issues involved and would
accept all his statements on tlieir face value. Of course
that is the worst of dealing with the heads of these corporations, 'They are such blundering men, unbusiness like,
and not on a par with shrewd men, such as Messrs. Stevens and Sam McClay.
POSING AS A CHAMPION
So it may be imagined that Mr. Stevens playing for an
election and feeling that a pose as the champion of public
right against greedy monopoly might be effective, shows
exactly the same "business abilities" as in his effort to
bring fruit by seven-knot wooden ships from the West
Indie.. He is probably going lo try and show that the
greedy, brutal, grossly ignorant, Canadian Pacific Kail-
way has stopped the business men of Vancouver getting
a custom house officer iu Xew York, because it wants the
long haul overland, lie is also going to- show that it lie
same unyielding tyrant has strangled at its birth the great
and marvellous conception of the Harbor Hoard for a
Terminal Railway, because it fears the breaking of ils
monopoly; he is also going to prove that the wharves
owned by the time-serving tarantula or bctupus���tarantula
probably sounds best���are of such flimsy construction
that they will fall down if he blows his own trumpet loud
enough. Then he will demonstrate to everybody's satisfaction in thc columns of the NEWS-ADVERTISER, the
great and wonderful discovery, believed to have been made
by the chairman of the harbor board, that the intriguing,
grafting, corrupt organisation known as the Canadian
Pacific Railway, does not own a foot of the waterfront as
it has no title to it. Vou know, really, when you come to
think of it, quite soberly, it is really wonderful that the
Canadian Pacific Railway has been able to set its foot
on the neck of thc people for so long. It has spent several millions on its terminals in Vancouver and yet does
not own a foot of the waterfront, according to Mr. Stevens, It is marvellous. It does not own thc land it has
been leasing to the men it has robbed for so long. Oh,
dear! oh, dear! oh, dear! The shiftiness of these railway
corporations. Just think of it. They have no common
sense nor the slightest ability to engage a lawyer to look
after their titles.
THE TRUE STATESMAN
Our dear and beloved member, Mr. Stevens, has found
them out. It has taken all these years to do it, but he has
done it at last. Now they must pay or come through.
Unless they give up the land to Mr. Stevens and thc
NEWS-ADVERTISER, they will get a very severe slap
on the wrist. No! The Harbor Commissioners will not
demean themselves by taking the matter to the courts.
Why not���well, everyone knows the courts of Canada
are absolutely controlled by the C.P.R., so it would be
useless.    The Harbor Commissioners  can  appeal to the
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ORDER NOW Your
PRIVATE  GREETING CARDS
G. S. FORSYTH & CO.
Cor. Homer and Hastings Streets
SCOTCH LASSIES AS STKU1.
WORKERS ARE HAPI'V
AT WORK OH  1>I_AY
Thenc ill.- not^boyn nt -'leup-
froK'," but H.unlj- Glangow
BirlH enjoying a little extra
cxcrclKC during their noon
lunch hour In one of the I��Ik-
Kefft in.Iiislrl. s In thc Clyde
HhlpbulldlnR- dlxtrict. The
other picture Nho.vt, one of
the fflrls nmiilituliitliiK- u
huge wrench In the making;
of a Hhip boiler for a dreadnought.
(Daily .Mirror War Service)
Dominion Government to bring suit to dispossess the
C.P.R. of its illegal holdings. What would be the use of
that? Does not the C.P.R'. own the government of Canada? In fact, throughout the length and breadth of
this fair land there is only one thing the C. P. R.
does not control and that is Mr. Stevens No
one controls him, not even Bob Rogers or The Pacific
Dredging Co. When Air. Stevens is at Ottawa the wires
are hot wilh the things he is going to do. When he is in
Vancouver the NEWS-ADVERTISER or THE WORLD
have columns about what he has done���in prose. Dues
the revenue from stamps at file Post Office increase���Mr,
Stevens has induced the government at Ottawa lo put
more girls on to sell them. Docs the Dominion Grain
Commissioner resign���Mr. Stevens lias forced the resignation   because   there   were   no   ships   at   Vancouver   for
wheat.   Does wheal refuse to flow through Vancouver���
Mr. Stevens blames tin- monopoly of the C.P.R., which
wants the long haul east. Does water refuse lo run uphill���the government at Ottawa owing to the energetic
representations of Mr. II. II. Stevens, M.P.. will imt in
hydraulic pumps. Mr. Stevens is a genius, a man ol affairs, a statesman, an energetic, painstaking, hardworking
capable, experienced administrator, whose career is mon-
opolising the attention of the C.P.R,
ASTONISHING CIRCUMSTANCES
And tliis man of genius, tins unrestrained, magnificent
force which is being poured with dynamic energy again-t
the damnable monopoly of tbe C.P.R. is not properly recognised, lias int lu- done everything for Vancouver,
and the C.P.R. nothing? I.s hi- not a business man of worldwide experience:- Can the C.P.R. with ils nose Stuck between iwo Bteel rails, sec beyond the narrow, con 'ned,
the circumscribed area of its own line.-,: Think of I.,,,
Shaughnessy, of Mr. Bury, .,' Mr. Cram Hall. What are
they? What possible confidence can be placed i.n the
judgment of such men alongside the judgment of Mr.
Stevens. They ask for information and naturally il i- re-
fused. Would you give information lo tlie C.P.R.? ll
you wanted lo travel to the east with two babies on one
ticket would you give the C.P.R, the information lhat the
children were twins? Now would you? Iniperlineiicc
Why should they ask for information just to find out what
Mr. Stevens does not know himself. The Terminal Railway scheme is a magnificent scheme. Well conceived,
beautifully drawn, carefully constructed, Its cost is only
a trifle of five millions to begin with, and sixteen millions
about which nothing lias as yet been said. That cosl
must be met by charges upon the shipping of this port.
"An astonishing document," cries the WORLD. Is it
not astonishing that the men chiefly interested in shipping should desire before they endorse any scheme of
that nature to know what they are asked to pay for ami
how it is proposeil to finance it and whether anybody
but .Messrs. Sam McClay. Fulton and Carter Cotton
have worked it out? Is it not astonishing that thc C.P.R.
should also ask for the same information? It is. It is
most astonishing. And when Mr. Stevens is asked for
figures, would it not be more astonishing if he gave them?
It certainly would. How can he give them? They are
confidential.
WHAT DID LORD SHAUGHNESSY TAKE?
And being confidential���hush���why should the C.P.R.
bc given such information? Why should anyone be given
any information? If Mr. Stevens says it is so, surely ue
all know Mr. tSevens well enough to believe it is so. He
says the C.P.R. have no titles, no permanent wharves���
oh, glory be���now we have discovered the truth. No
permanent wharves���oh the sinners! oh, the vile deceivers! They intend to root up tlieir temporary so-called
terminals and go out to Caulfields or Howe Sound. Was
not Mr. Grant Hall seen in North Vancouver disguised
as Mr. Wallace of the shipyards? Why has not Mr. Peters
cut off his moustache? Just so as to give a suggestion of
permanence about thc C.P.R. depot. Why did Lord
Shaughnessy go to England? To take his scat in the House
of Lords���now, really is anyone being deceived by stuff
like that? Yes, he took his seat, of course, but what else
did he take? They are always taking something are the
C.P.R. officials. It would not be surprising to hear that
Lord Shaughnessy came back to Canada with the woolsack in his pocket and will refuse to pay duty on it. Of
course the C.P.R. will not give out any confidential information of that kind. Mr. tSevens knows though. He
watched the stock markets in London and noticed the
flllttefings in Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul. Thc fact
of the matter is that Mr. Stevens pretty soon will expose
the whole diabolical plot. For it is diabolical for this
unbusiness like corporation to insist on asking Mr. Stevens for information. He cannot possibly give it. To do
so would be to destroy all his plans, to ruin his career,
lose him his seat in parliament and his future in retirement. He cannot explain to the C.P.R. nor to anyone
else, for a very good reason. Surely it is plain. He has
all the figures but he cannot work them out. He cannot
make white black or blue red. Why not? Because the
C.P.R. will not let him. Think of it. They will not allow
any one to work out a simple business proposition unless
he first goes to them and asks their leave. If the worst
comes to the worst, they would not allow Mr. Stevens to
have a piece of paper to work the figures out on. Such is
monopoly.    Such is their control.
So not being able to give the information asked for,
Mr. Stevens and the NEWS-ADVERTISER and THE
WORLD cry for public control of the port of Vancouver,
which is something entirely different and has nothing
whatever to do with the Harbor Board. No doubt Mr.
Stevens and his friends desire the Harbor Board to control
the port under such circumstances, but that at present is
not in question. What is in question is Mr. Stevens and
the Harbor Board.
���CRITICUS.
DECREASED SEEDING OF FALL WHEAT
A bulletin just issued by the Census and Statistics Office reports on the acreage and condition at October 31st
of fall wheat sown for 1917 and the progress of fall ploughing. Owing to the dry condition of the soil in Ontario
difficulties were experienced in the ploughing and seeding
of fall wheat. By October 31st only 656,500 acres were
sown, as compared with 820,600 acres in 1915. a decrease
of 164,100 acres, or 20 per cent. In Alberta also there is
a decrease of 36,500 acres, or 14 per cent., viz., from 260,-
500 acres to 224,000 acres. For all Canada the area estimated to bc sown to fall wheat is 899,300 acres, as compared
with 1,100,800 acres, a decrease of 201,500' acres, or 18 per
cent. -The condition of fall wheat on October 31st for all
Canada is 76 per cent of the standard as compared with
88 per cent last year and 97 per cent in 1914.
Of the total land in Canada intended for next year's
crop 51 per cent is estimated to have been ploughed by
October 31st, the percentage proportions in the west being 47 for Manitoba, 38 for Saskatchewan and 21 for Alberta.
_________��� SATURDAY,   DECEMBER  2,   1916
THE  STANDARD
H
Mrs. Cleaver Cox spent the weekend al Vieloria.
.  *
Dr. aud Mrs. King, of Cranbrook.
are visiting in Vieloria.
* fi *
Miss Mau'de Scruby is on a professional visit to  Prince Rupert.
* * *
Iir. William  Redmond bas     gone
over to Victoria for a few days.
ft * ft
Italy now bas ihree million women
engaged in agricultural pursuits.
* * tt
Mis. V. Dynes has returned to her
home al   Penticton, after  visiting the
coast.
.   .   *
Mrs. Barrett is spending a few days
at Victoria, as the guest of the
Y.W.C.A.
tt tt *
Mr.   Alexander   McRae
,f     Revel-
At a special meeting of tlie Women's Auxiliary to ike Missions t-.
Seamen, held yesterday afternoon at
the home of the president, Mrs. A.
V. de Pencier, 13-k, Pendrcll Street.
the chief business was llie disposal
of the recent sailors' comfort tag day
results. It was decided thai $3000 be
Bent immediately to Lady Jellieoe
for comforts lor llie men in the navy,
the balance, after the deduction of
small expenses, to be spent locally
in wool to be made into winter comforts. Anyone interested in the work,
am! willing to knit is requested pi
communicate wiih Mis. de Pencier.
The committee passed a resolution
of hearty thanks to all who helped
lo make the day such a success.
* ��� *
Mrs. J. L. Ploiiiiner of Claybiirn
was iu the city over the week-end.
. . *
I    Mrs.   William   Simons   has   left   I"
stoke, is at the  Hotel Vancouver on  spentf a month in Penticton.
his way to Victoria.
.  * +
Mr. J,  V.  I.His. who lias been in t' ������
<-., st  on a  business trip,  is expecte
Imiiie in a few  days.
* tt ft
Mr, and Mrs. Charles Garden have
moved   into   apartments   in   Caroline
(.'"im. Nelson Street.
* tt ft
Mrs. J. W. del:. Karris, wlm has
just returned from a visit nl" (wo
months in the East, gave an address
before the members of the Women's
Liberal Association yesterday in
which she spoke of lhe political wnrk
ol the women in ihe eastern provinces
especially in Ontario. The president,
.\li-. Griffin, before she called on
Mrs, Farris to speak, extended pi her
the welcome of the club members, in
token nf which a In,liquet of violets
tun!  roses were  presented  to ber.
mosl -���:_. i your name and ad Iress
to ii���and either posl it to "IJ . u
ta Clans." Elks Temple, Dominion
Trust building, corner Homer and
Pender streets. Don't delay, write
now, because Iln- Elks' Santa Clans
i�� going to be very busy, and you
don't   want  to  be  overlool -
Mr. W. Cavendish Macneill of Toronto, after spending a short vacation
visiting Vancouver and other coast
cities, has left for his home.
* * *
Rev. !���'. Yolland of Golden has been
appointed deputy district grand master of tbe Grand Lodge of British
Columbia   of   the   Sons   nf   England.
Hi-  territory  includes   East
nay and  the  Okanagan   valley.
* +   .
Mr. and  Mrs.  D.  McDougall    announce   tlie   engagement    ol    their
ter   Catherine, to  Mr.  William
Sloan ni N'anaimo. Thi   marriage will
take pku '���  in  In-- ember.
-.   .   ������
Mrs. Maurice Goor nf Ottawa, wife
a' ii:, consul-general for Belgium, received a cable announcing the sudden death of her mother, Madami
Leemans, al Tin- Hague. The
ceased lady resided in Ottawa for a
year and made many friends while
tliere, who will regret her demise. .Ski-
but recently returned to Europe, lie-
sides Madame Goor. she leaves three
other daughters. Mrs. Delvaui.x of
Shawnigan Falls; Mrs George Goor.
now in France, formerly a resident of
the Congo Colony,  South Africa, ami
ft ft ft
The third annual meeting of the
Vancouver Presbyterian Women's
Social Service council was held at the
Presbyterian home I'm- girls, 2H3I
Cambie street! there being a large
and representative attendance. ,.\1| J Mrs. Delvaulx, of Malines
lhe reports .submitted, were of a distinctly encouraging nature, and augur
well for the future .,f this most important work. The number of girls
admitted to the home during ihe year
was twenty-six, and of the eleven in-
. fi tt
At St. Michael's Church on Monday afternoon, Rev, G. II. Wilson officiated at the marriage oi Miss Kathleen Ethel Whitman, youngest daughter of Mrs. L. Whitman. 264. Quebec
fants   taken   care   of   during   the   per-} slreet.  and   Mr.   Waller   S.   Ileyw
iod.  two   were  adopted,  and  four  are I formerly nf  Niagara   halls.   N'.Y.  The j
Mrs. A. !���'. Perry who wa- in Los
Angeles, has returned home.
* * .-
Mrs. J. L. Millar of Clayburn is
spending a few weeks in the city.
* * *
There are about 5501) kiddies in
Vancouver who believe that the Elks'
Santa Clans will be die only "Santa"
they will see this Christmas. This
"Santa" cairn- down the chimney al
tile Elks Temple Sunday night aud
said he wanted all the poor little
boys and girls to write him a letter
telling just what they want (he must.
He-said Ile will try to have hanging
nu lhe Christmas tree just what ihc
kidldics want, if*they will write and
give iheir information. BOys and
girls, if you are going tn let (lie Elks'
Santa Clans be your "Santa"���write
him a little letter, sav what you want
supported by their mothers. Every
effort is made to thoroughly train
and equip lhe girls for domestic service and other work, while their religious ami educational welfare is
ever kept in view also. The home is
under the efficient management of
Miss White, matron, aud ladies interested iu the work, will be welcomed at any time, particularly mi the regular visiting day���the third Wednesday afternoon of each month. The
members and associate members nf
the' council representatives of the
Presbyterian congregations nf the
Vancouver and .Vew Westminster district, and Ihe officers for the ensuing year are: President, Mrs. (Rev. I
E, A. Henry; Vice-presidents. Mrs. .1.
Esselmonl and Mrs. 1. Macmillan;
Secretary. Mrs. James Kerr; Corresponding Secretary, Mrs. A. C, Loch-
ead: Treasurer (.Maintenance fundi.
Mrs. 1-'. Webster; Treasurer (Furnishing fund),  Mrs. T.  P. Wilson.
The DEPARTMENT
MANAGERS SALE
Continues Until Saturday
���if you have deferred your purchasing this is another opportunity
for you to get in on these reduced prices.
Christmas is Coming
Gift Buying Season is here
Prices Are Lower Now
Take advantage of them
Thousands of Bargains in every department
fi^hr fiudsons Bny (Tompamj
bride was given away by her brother. |
Capt. II. R. Whitman, and was dress- i
ed in white silk with a veil and orange j
blossoms,   ami   carried   a   bouquet   of
white   ro^es      The    Misses    Florence
Sl. Clair and  Alice  Clawson acted as
flower girls. I,otlt  wearing wliite em
broidcred   frocks   with   chiffon   cap-.,
and   carrying   baskets   of   while   ami
pink carnations.   After Hie ceremony
a reception was held al the home nf j
llie   bride's   sister,     Mr-.    \.   K.   Sl.
Clair.   ."'40   I Intario   sire, I.     Mr.   and
Mrs.   Ileywuod   will   reside   in   Vancouver.
The marriage  took  place  '<   -I   week
in  Victoria of Miss  I laze! Mai   ���   I ���
gers. daughter of the late Captain
I-'.  Jailers  ami   Mrs.   W.  Stephen,   ol
Victoria, and Lieut. Loren I.   Brown,
of  the    first    Canadian   Tunnelling
Company.   The bride was attended bj
Miss Florence O'Brien ami her sistei
Miss   Vivian   Jagers,   and   v.a-   gi  el
away by Mrs. I-'.. I.. Stephen' of Van
couver.   Mr. Ce i. McKay, of Tacoma,
officiated  as  groomsman.     Mr.    ain!
Mrs. Brown have been spending their
honeymoon in Vancouver,
Store opens at 8.30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Cashmere Hosiery for
Women and Children
j^HOSE WHO anticipate   purchasing   casii-
mere hose will do well   l<>   make selection
from ihe following lines.   W'e recommend both
the qualities antl the values.
English All-wool Cashmere
Hose, full fashioned, with
Beatnless  feet.     85c    a
pair.
Seamless outsize and extra
outsize all-wool Cashmere
Hose,  at  $1.00 ���'   pair.
Wolsey British-made 'All-
wool Cashmere Hose, tho-
r mghlj shrunk, at $1.25
pair.
Little King Cashmere Hose,
in Mack nr tan; fine 1-1
rib; sizes tn r, se\\ ,-or
40c: '>'-��� 45c: 7 to 8,
50c. *'v   60c  a pair.
2-1 Rib Cashmere Hose, in
a cotton mixed quality;
-'���'��� ��� '��� to '"_���: priced at
from 35c   tn 50c  Pair.
Infant,' Wool   Hose,  iu  an
extra fine     rib     quality;
sizes I      <!������:.    in    black,
while nr   tan.   50��   Pair.
i'.i-' mere Finished I lose, iu
black, whin- or ian: sizes
to b</,; 25c pair,
Seamless    Cashmere    I!..-,,
with special   spliced   heels
and   toe-,   in   black;   sizes
'  to  'i.   50c -i pair.
A
li .lit ami med-
;   seamless   and
mc :     lin, ...    in
Ida
8��   to  10, 75c  a  i,alr-
575 Granville Street
Phone Sey. 3540
eslal.
wouldn't
nn   l;i tl
ami s ', ll
ty pm i
platform,
:l    Hal    1
Ile was no| a "soldier of lhe Le
gion." but Ile lay dying just the same
"I have one request tn make." It
gasped.    "Tell  il   in  us."  begged  l'i
tearful friends.    "I  want you to burj lunder the '"���*'"' ��f h��usekee
my little. Lord in the grave with me."   "
"We   will  dn  it.  nf course."  chorused
bis friends, "but tell us why." "Well,'
\fcs  the response, "it has gotten  me
ne\ er oiit-
It irrows
ne , tlo: --     :..     ���: :ie as flowery as she
-1 ' expi   :���       ,:���.. ed,   she  may  find  her-
ics | -        t rare ii :-'; i .1- wondering �� hj
i'    som   ... hite i in designing tlie house
bri ie does not, among the man-
leslcute w.ill  cupboards ami closets, put:
ml   a ni i   she  could  safely hide
he a  few   crumpled illusions.    But there,
'ffi.ee.   Shi satii ns   w irth   while."
;:: lier. I ,	
to look after i
;ee to it that tin- rigl
right   plank   in   lhe
Wh)   Hot;     11   all
'The firsl
a wornai  ���  -
nut   of many  a  hail  hole  ir   the  past  ried life i, .. proud and happy ���
and maybe"���tht   words came  faintly I a'riih.. bill a bar    one.    Shi  has I    i
���"niaybe   il    will   succci
nn ire."
iNCORPoaarep 1970
HHWHTE.IUM-N-E SKMBCMHIKNWEft
%s>
GRANVILLE   AND   GEORGIA   STREET
JEAN BLEWETT'S ADVICE
TO AUTUMN BRIDES
"The Wife," She Says, "is a Working
Partner in a Business, and Common-Sense and Tact Belong There"
During eatly s uinin. ihe daily
newspapers chronicle1 a number qf
"engagements." This Autumn that
number was large. Then, in mid-
autiimn. the "follow-up" story, to
use professional terms, begins with
"The marriage was celebrated," and
later, aj this time of the vear. come
the after-wedding receptions. When
all is said and done, the result is the
readjusting of illusions to practical
life.   That is the difficult task.'
Surely  rto  Canadian  poet  is more
idealistic (aye. and a trifle sentimental) than Jean  Blewett.    Hence, when
this -widely-loved author comes  forth j
with practical advice to young wives.
these  personages  are  inclined   to   put \
a  lot of credence  in  the wisdom  she [
propounds.
Tfi the November issue qf EVEJjtY-
WOMAX'S   WORLD.   Jean   Blewett j
says:
"Marriage is a business, and every J
silly- whim  we  take,  cvery  prejudice j
we    hang    ou    to,    every    ounce    of
strength and dollar of cash we Waslje
is so much capital drawn out and di-!
verted.    The  wife  is a  working partner in  the  business  and  her  brightness,   tact,   kindness,     commnn-sense.
health   and   strength     belong    there.
They used, to put a woman on a ped-
ist ' once I herself t ��� I er
dependence. 1
has to set hi :
ideas a.- well.
ties   learn  self-
-    in order, an<   her
fficull  tal
is m take 1 1..'  y dlanl lover ol
with  the    ' ideals    he  has
endowed   him       .:'���<������   ami   maki
over   into   .1'- first   class   family 1
��� \ K B   STOTICE  :! at   nt  the  explra-
1 enda I-   monl h   ["rom   the
- 1   hi r< ot, ''I IMMERi 'IAL
I.l MBEH ,,   -I! INTILE COMPANY  LIMITED   will   iipplj   in   in.    Registrar  01'
     Stc  !<   1'  mpaniea   ow- permlsslon
i"     ell ie_-      11-     name     in     ALLEN
���-'!'' ILTZI     1.1 MBER   COMPANY   1.1 M i -
I 'ATEI1   ���'   ih.     '11.   i.l   V.-im, puvi i- ir,
il"   Pro' .1, 1   Uril 1 -li I'.iluini.ii,.  thia
I I  Ko. ember, A.D. 1916.
\, [LLIAMS,   u AI..-I1.  McKIM
v   HOUSSER,
���   tlcitors for
K'l- '���   I.l MBEH   .v   SHINGLE
COM I  '..VI    LtMITED
WANTED ��� PUBLIC SCHOOL
graduates or high school students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
after graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
"ONE l-*l,.i<; IS KNOV_lI." SAYS IIIIS. ASQttTH
Mrs. II. II. AkiiuKIi, nif,- of (he I'rin,,- MIiiIm, r of lin-ii Hriiiiln. limine
already bonjtftt one Kum.inltin flnK In a n-rcnt flan- lac day for Rumania, ta'
ahovvu In llio picture "piinhIiik; un" nn opportunity |o tevr_t In another one;
Her illMlim.-islieil looking mair caroi. la not named 111 thc linen supplied h>-
Ihe London  Daily -Mirror aervlcc.
1 For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fl FOUR
THE  STANDARD
SATURDAY,   DECEMBER  2,   1916
Free Homesteads
in this
little  corner.
1,060,000 acres British Columbia
farm lands bought at $1.00 an
acre, upon which the speculators
have paid the Government only 10
per cent., less taxes and interest,
for years.
Uiill.viiy  Une
Sandy  talks   o'   Crusades  an'
Crusaders
fl Before the people woke up the situation was as shown in
this diagram. The land speculators had the country by the
throat.
REVIVAL MEETINGS AT FIRST
BAPTIST CHURCH
A series of old fashioned revival
meetings are being held in the First
Baptist Church, Nelson and Burrard
Streets, cvery evening for the next
three weeks. The Rev. .Mr. Campbell leading the services. A large attendance has been out during this
week and it is expected that these
meetings will gain in popularity. The
choir of the church leads the singing
each evening, the music consisting of
those good old hymns that have fo��
years been sunfe at every revival
throughout the country.
WANTED ��� PUBLIC SCHOOL
graduates or high school students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
after graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
HOW DO YOU
BUY
Do you ask for, and get, just a "loaf of bread," or do
you, like the wise, discriminating buyers, order '
SMAX and
SUNLIGHT
"THE   BETTER   BREADS"
These are wholesome, nutritious���made in a modern,
sanitary bakery���in every detail as good bread as
conscientious effort can make them.
Every loaf crisp, tender, delicious���done to a turn.
If your grocer cannot supply you, phone Fairmont
443 and we'll get it to you prompt.
HAMPTON-PINCHIN
Bakers of Better Bread
EXPANSION OF B.C.
TELEPHONE  SYSTEM
ff This year the British Columbia Telephone
Company has spent a very large amount of
money in making improvements to its system in
various parts of the province. This supplements
work that was done last year, the policy of the
company being to keep its equipment thoroughly
up to date and to anticipate the demands of the
public in the matter of service. Never has its
system been in better shape.
jf Achievements of the B. C. Telephone Co. are
an earnest of future accomplishments, to provide
a more comprehensive as well as more perfect
telephone service.
B.C. TELEPHONE CO. LTD.
yin  in the e'e hi  the midst o' wan o'
ihis harangues.    ���
*   .   *
What purpose Jacob servqd it wis
bard tae see. Oftentimes when I
look i.arl: an' think an' think o' the
trials an' tribulations, o' the wretch-
i Attest au' ntiseryi o' the poverty an'
degradatioji o' the workers tinner the
system Ihey were livin'���an' (hen tae | -
ihink ihey should be set ag!n wall up some cauld, frosty mornin' tae fin'
anither   like   a   lot   o'   wild   beasts��� a   German   flag   instead   o'   the   guid
If yaell min. freens, a wee whiley
ago, efter a trip 'Arry took tae Ottawa, an' where he had likely been
in close touch wi' that super-patriot
(ugh) Bob Rogers, he made a great
spiel aboot boo there wis an element
in Canady that wis gaun tae try an'
sever relationship wi' Ihe Auld Country,  an'   in   doleful  tones   telt  us  that
we didnie watch, we  wud waiiken
like  a   lot   o'   wild  beasts:
miner the cloak o' "rel-gin."
wife's   weekly   wash,
claithes-line.
* �� *
fleein' frae  the
Hooever, I dinnie want yae tae
think, freens. that the war i-. a crusade
o'  thai   nature.     If  ever   there   '.is   a
Until.'0'   tKU'Q,   'Arry  got   fed-up  an'   law*
thai   somethin' o'  mare   importance
Weel freens, we're in the last lap I Big, fiarin' red posters on the liill-
o' 1916, an' if signs are worth ony-J boards for a week or twa aforehaunri
thing, il wud seem as if we're no' wud announce that Mr. Primmer wud
within sicht o' the end o' the war haud a "conventicle" in the Queen's
yet. Park on a cc tain Sunday.
Hooever,    there's    nae      mistakin'
which side's wunnin.    Like wee 'Arry
It  wis a red-letter day for us  kidl
The  "show"   wis   billed   for   three   u
Stevens, the Huns arc puttin' up a'clock, an' long afore that, the hill
great big bluff. Like 'Any, they Seel at the back o' Holyrood l'ailace wud
the end in sicht and they're tryin" j be covered wi' the "congregation."
their very utmost tae stave off thej squattin' on its slopes, filbn' m thc
day when they'll get what's cumin' time playin' "peggie" or some ither
tae them. ��� secular game,  until a squad o'  polis-
holy v,ar, sharely ihis is wan.
humanity is avenged for the cruel
wrongs done her an' until the I Inns
hae the power taken from them so
that a repetition wild be prevented���
until then it's on wi* the war. N'ane
o' jaer hauf-lierted peace. Are we
doon-berted, Naw!
* * *
\ As I said afore, my schuleitl' didnie
learn me very muckle abyot crusader.,   but   in   latter   years   I   hae   been
>' my
u wis
I when Wee Wullie Bowser gut the
knock-out on the 14th of September���
an' that crusade's no' feenislied yet,
for frae what a wheen o' the deposi-
Tlial  slum didnie prove very popular, for efter tryin' lae pu" il off yin  ���
a'en   a   wlieeu   wee   crusades
in���the last yin  I  took  pairt
wild hae lae be brocht afore the electors in order tae try an' tempt
them.
-' ��� ;:
'Arry lias nae fear o' the Hun himsel, but he has a wliole-hearled fear
that the electors '11 get wise as the
the enemy we're fechtin' in Canady
the noo in the shape o' the food
monopolists who are daen their level
best tae help the Huns by blockadin'
the hale Dominyin.
If yae  askit  'Arry  aboot  that,   he*
wud tell yae that what we needit wis
anither dock  on   Burrard   Inlet.    Jist
realise what it wud mean.    On every
'. tlizen   eggs   we   imported   through   a
I government   dock,     wc   wud   save   a
I tenth  o'  a   cent���whether   they   were
Chinese yins or no'.
*"* *
I doobt 'Arry's crusade is jist aboot
feenished.    The folks aroon  Vancouver are past the time when they could
lie   gulled   wi'   clap-lrap   polilccshians
o' little 'Arry's kin', an' we'll no' hae
tae suffer very long noo.
lie  fn|!:
their c
lei ilorii
I!.  G. an
de an
-���tart
: <
Bo
rn' the
coulee
up   the
'!���:
itll.'i
Otta'
Hindi
I    lii
' | through
! grafters
thai   an-  usin'  tlie   war  as
ns tae extort their blood-money.
.'ours through tile liealln r,
SANDY M WPIIKRS' IN.
CAISAIHAX   I.l >IHI.I!.H( KS   IIATTATUO.V  <<IN   ACTION"
Maple Leaf timber ��xj.<_r_, working in 'tin. f���p,.���t,, ,,r old 9, ami.   Several units ot ex����_. woodsmen tot,I mlllm. n
have been  railed  In  various pnrts of Canada nnd  sent  to tl.o Old Country  lo  help  will  llie  ,vnr.    One of the  battalion*,
or ii section of it, Ih now in Scotland, where a rump ha* been entnhllnheil nt Klrkcoiinrl, Tin-> arc there hu.il> engaged
relllnB  trcca nnd propiirlng the timber for hul* and other-purp n of the  Ilriflsh  fori,-,.    Tlio London  mil)   iilrror
service which semis us them, ppototfriiphi. s.,ys,���The m.-ii  wonr n pl.turc_.iu.. ��'���___ uiid elve unit.- �� Canadian atmos-
phere to the dlstrlet."    Th. ,er picture shows tiie teams drawing tiie  Immense  l,.,..s, .,r���l   II...  i��..,,.r  the  Cm.iidluns
workirif;'   with   tlu-  saws.
As I hae said afore, nae auld countryman, nae inaitter o' what religin.
political, secret s.icicty, I.WAV., pr<>-
hibeeshionist or ony ither kin o' affiliation, '11 ever consider nor'doobl
which side '11 come oot tap dug.
_\ly schulein' didnie impress very
vividly on my min' the history q' tiie
early crusaders. William Wallace
and Robert the Bruce were guid
enough for us wee fellies at the
fcchule. an' we always believed in
encouragiii' hame talent���even when
it wis a prize-fecht atween twa o' n
in the backyaird.
ft ft tt
In later years we were accustomed
tae see anither kin' o.' crusader. I've
nae doobt lots o' yae '11 min' p' the
Rev. Jacob Primmer, the pastor o'
Toonhill, in Ahdry Carnegie's pet
toon. He wis a Protestant divine endowed by the famous Hope faimily
in order that he micht gae up an' doon
the country "showiu' up" the evils
o' Roman Catholicism. He was some
crusader wis Jacob.
-..   .  ft
It wis want o' the events o' oor
young life the Sunday Jacob came
tae oor toon.
men came maircbin' single file an'
took up a position roon lhe pulpit,
Which generally wis a fisj] pcddlar's
lorry. .
i*   .   >:<
Shortly efter a fowcr-wheelcd cab
wild draw up an' tbe bold Jacob wild
emerge an' the bobbies actin' as an
escort, wud conduct him tae his pulpit.
ft ft tt
What Jacob said  I  never yet heard
Imt   the   meenit  he   started   preachin"
wis  the  signal  for  howls o' applause
an'   bigger   howls   o*   derision.
.. ft tt ^
Jacob wis a wee fat fellie, an' as
he waxed i eloquent in his denunciation o' Roman Catholics an' the Pope
an' a' his works, he worked himsel
intae quite a lather. It wis plain tae
onybody that he wis gien the Catn-
'olics h 1 if he wis agin their purgatory, an' roon aDoot this time the
fireworks wud commence.
...
���
Big tufts o' gress, wi' guid lumps o'
mither earth cliugin' lae them, wm]
gae sailin' through the air. Preserved eggs (tae gie them a mare respectable name) wud be splashin themsels agin the pulpit, an' some fellie
wi' a better aim, wud hit the preacher
fl For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fl
tors, 0' llie defunct Dominyin Trust
were tellin' me last week, there's
gaun tae be somethin' daen when they
get a commission appinted tae investigate llie robbery.
tf tt tt
If (hey wud lak a tip frae me, they
wud investigate that ither wee fellie,
'Arry Stevens, in connection wi' the
robbery.
, *  *  *
'Arry at the present time is fiddliu'
awa at anither dock scheme (allesaiue
Lulu Island., wi' his weather e'e on
the comin' Dominyin election.
:'t     ft     ft
If the commission ou the D. T. investigated little 'Arry an' the pairt
he played in gettin' that famous charter "through that outlawed the depositors, they micht get soirte idea on
hoo tae manage ither schemes besides
docks.
* * *
-Hooever. freens, it's hardly fair tae
bring Wullie an' 'Arry intae ony
"treatise" (chuck it. Sandy.���Lino-
Op.) on the war. They twa fellies are
o' faur less importance tae Canady
than rfny twa brave sodger lads in
the first line trenches. Every lad
killed in thc war is a loss tae Canady
���but wha wud say we'd ever miss
Wullie or 'Arry?
SOLDIERS  AND  THE  LAND
Do Nqt Turn Them Away From  Ii
A warning voice has lately I :���
raised by an expert in ihe training i
wounded soldiers, in a leading Paris
journal, against diverting these men
to an indoor life, if before the war
they were accustomed to work on the
land. A certain number will be unable to resume their uld work, hut
they are the exceptions. It will be a
great injury to the men as well as to
the country, he points out. if men
skilled in farming are to be trained
only for indoor occupations, and especially for occupations likely to be
over-stocked with labor.
Another writer mentions bee-keeping, bird-raising, and even rabbit-
raising, as among the small rural industries fit for the seriously disabled.
For men whose ability is not much
lessened, gardening and sheep-raising and dairying are all possible.
Many of those who have lost a leg,
or even an arm, when trained by the
wonderful methods of modern science,
prove surprisingly competent for
work which at first sight might seem
beyond their powers.
The veteran benefits iu various
ways by returning to the country district he came from. He is among old
friends, and his mutilation makes
him a local hero.
The warning will not be thrown
away, let us hope. The needs of the
case are recognized by those engaged in restoring the powers of Canadian soldiers in our Military Convalescent Hospitals. At those institutions, of course, it is impossible to
carry on all the'staple industries of
agriculture. But a beginning is made
in such lines as are possible, such as
poultry-raising, bee-keeping, and gardening. Men of other callings who
cannot return to them can take an
agricultural course of training after
leaving hospital, at Provincial Agricultural Schools, free of cost, and
their families meanwhile will be maintained by the Dominion Government.
The extent to which returned soldiers
will seriously take up agriculture,
however, can hardly be estimated until the Government scheme of land
settlement for  soldiers is announced.
The French Government alsn, it is
interesting to see, is being urged to
perfect the laws, passed in recent
years, assisting small farmers by long
term loans and in other ways. As M.
Saint-Maur points out. the promoters
of such legislation, M. Ribot and Mc-
line, are now in power, so other enlightened sympathy can he reckoned
upon. ,
FARMS WANTED
Wanted   to   hear   from   owner   of
good farm  for sale. ��� Northwestern
Business Agency, Minneapolis, Minn. SATURDAY.   DECEMBER  2,   1910
THPJ5TANDARD
FIVE
Estd. 1904.
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.
Land    Specula-
:ors' tracts, being
mount    of   land
they actually
paid for.
Cycling Dan says:
That by buying a Bicycle
You stop "bye-bye"
To many "a nickle"
Spent for cars
Or jitney fare.
Besides you can
Ride anywhere,
Pedal a Paragon���
And be glad
That you acted
On this "Ad."
Cycling can be made to pay
See Fred Deeley���now���Today.
FRED DEELEY
(The Cycle Man)
1126   GRANVILLE   STREET
VANCOUVER
AND   WE   PAY   44   CENTS   A
GALLON
Milk   producers   at    Duncans   have
notified the milk distributors in \ ic-
toria that from December 1 next they
will raise Iheir price to 28 cents per
gallon f.o.b. Victoria. Thi- price is
to hold good for one year except in
the flush months of April. May and
June. This is a raise of five cents
per gallon, and tlie high price of mill
feeds is stated to be the cause. A
raise in prices asked by milk dealers
will follow. In Great llritain milk-
may not bc sold at a higher figure
than 6d. per epiart. A meeting of
milk shippers was held in Victoria on
Friday last.���Cowichan Leader.
ft  ft  ft
A   WORD   FROM   THE   NICOLA
"Ashcroft potatoes" are quoted at
$.15 per ton on Wholesale Row, Van-
comer. These same "Asljcrofls"
were purchased from the growers at
prices ranging from $18 to $20 f. o.
b. Ashcroft or Merritt. What do you
suppose the consumer is paying? A
glance at the retail market nf Van-
comer reveals quotations ranging
from $1.75 to S_ per sack. In other
words, the price of spuds lias doubled since being loaded aboard cars ill
Men ill and Ashcroft and sent to the
coast. Who makes that profit? The
commission men, of course. Is it any
wonder that the  high  cost of living
their
wlii.-I, at^^^^^^^^^B
esponsibilitj.
ti - asury and  thi    balai       tu I
Grandview  Hospital
1090  VICTORIA   DRIVE
VANCOUVER     -     B.C.
Medical : Surg*k;.l  : Maternity
Rates   from  $15.00   per  week
I'llle
nu
CANADIAN
PACIFIC
Through Tickets
issued   to   all   parts
of the world.
THE    POPULAR
ROUTE
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
Japan.
For full
particulars apply
to any
C. P. R.
Agent
cent is too much profit tor the men
between the producer and the ultimate consumer I i make and if the
government is i:i real earnest about
its  investigation  into  the  causes   f ir
��� When   tin-   high   enst   nf   living   < '��� lerests.     There   are   ap-
putation met  the governmeni al  Oi     '
tawa,  Hon. C. J.  Doherty undertook 111"   : ince* and I      tax on
through his department ��� I justii e to.thesi
prosecute   abuses   by   individuals   or 000,000  and  ���*   1,000,000    ever)
combines if iheir existence were first j whereas a leg timatc tax   muld bi    u
proven by somebod*   elee.   "We do more than $10,000,000 nr $12,(X
not propose, however, "i" our own in-   The farmers of the West are actually
illative  or  our own  action  in  insti-, losing,  through  the  protective  tariff.
tute investigates."    lu other  words, not  less than $30,0 I every  year'.
the government  practically  told  the   \- .   fan er  L*an  figure this oul for
deputation thai it had no solution ill  himself ivhei  Ile sees thc prices he has
1,000,000 acres British Columbia
farm lands F R E E to the settler.
Hullmiy   I,In.-
i
it might find room f
down on Wholesale !\
���Merritt Herald.
Van.
HIGH COST OF LIVING
There appears in the Montreal
press the folio*, jug letter from Mr,
Sam J. Mathevison, head nf the
wholessale grocery firm nf Mathew-
son's Sons:���
"Sir: ��� Regarding llie exorbitant
prices for canned goods, in reply to a
' With the enforcement of the new policy, this is the way
it will look. Settlers will now come into the country by the
trainload and we will have free land for all comers.
absolutely  impossible  to
et  this  re- the issue. . . . Canada  is at the  nier-
lief without the expenditure of money. It is in. use to put up S1.00 a
year and expect to get big and immediate results. Any '-irmer who is
willing to contribute iwards the
Free Trade League and to assist in
getting other memL."-* for the League should commi'oicate at once with
llie Free Trade League, foj Chambers
nf Commerce, Winnipeg. Man. ���
j Crain Growers'  ���'. tide.
| BRITISH    COLUMBIA S    SENTIMENTS.
cy of trusts which are so numerous
and powerful, that they are a source
of envy tn the famous combines of
the United States, whose activities
are  restricted  by  law.  ���  Vancouver
HOCKEY   SEASON   OPENS
To
incre
i-ni|Uire   il
tnei
li
illl.f.V-
Saturday night. December 2. will
be the opening nf the hockey season
ou the Coast, when Seattle and Vancouver will clash for first honors at
llie local arena. .Manager Patrick has
a lot of confidence in the local team
ami from all appearand - it looks like
the fans will see some real ;':.-t hock-
ifficial   line-:
'I     II:
i vi
Coal i
Lehman    Uoln
Point
luty, which sl
i     - . tl       : : i I    by
Federal government
govcrni I
thi     I    ildei inicipaliti
.ivil
���
I :"' -��� CUl I
ire  to
���:        ���'
The
Taylor   .
-
���      ���   i ih il ��� ���
nigh  investij ition ii M    Kay
!_._-.       .-   i_..:_        .._.:._.    :      .    . .......     .  | Rjg)lt   Wing
 Wilson
Left  Wing
R ' erts    Foyston
! Ion to  Referee.
C erpoi
Rover
Cehti'
. . .Car;
 Walker
 M
���i livi
; heavily on the Canadian pi  ���
j li a ding tin   n -
-ii
SOJIK   RESULTS   Ol'  THE  "X1Hlll.l.''   I.N   FLANDERS
Some |M-l_to��ei_ Ititcen li.v (lie j. I li,-. after ���-,:��- ,,l :. .-  .nm���       :,
front recently,   Tin- Im.v In tli,- ventre cannot lie more Iln ���-. fifteen >
The lull men ni-i- t'oineriifttniis. . (Di   Ij  y.I *r-:,��� i- W'i r I
istcred   eir
last, urging th
ular
purc
laled    ll>th    Mayij	
old cami-,its mind as to the
,-i_.i, m6,iifi n.v ,.. - _  .,,., llilllv_ ���_, ... t,ie control of increased goods, we registered and mailed |���g Lnst nf living in the Dominion,
the following on the 23rd May. ���Lethbridge News.
"'With such horrors threatening us '    * * *
ml a cold winter coming on. the only |    DO THE MANUFACTURERS
GET THE GRAFT?
hope we can see is fur our Government lo remove the duly and allow
siime canned goods to come into out
poor distressed country. We hope
you will use your influence with them, j
as true patriots, and have this done.';
"On the 11th September.  1916, sales!
There is ground at least for suspicion thai the charges made by the
retail grocers of Ottawa against manufacturers and wholesalers may be
justified. The facts, at any rate, could
were
The raw, new-rich product from
America, positive and vulgar, managed to get an introduction to thc head
of a fine old English family while
abroad whose hobby was the collecting of pipes from all parts of the
, world. The visitor managed to Jet it
be known that he would be glad to
have one of the pipes as a souvenir.
Concealing his disgust of the fellow,
the nobleman smilingly informed bint
that he would send him one. After
the sightseer departed the Englishman procured from his stableman a
disreputable looking old briar, which
he boxed up and mailed. Some weeks
later he again met the American, who
in his praise of the gift said wild exaggerated enthusiasm: "It is the best
pipe I ever smoked."
ft * *
Some one asked Whistler if he was
acquainted with King Edward. He
said: "N'o, 1 have not that pleasure." "But the king says he knows
you," "Oh, well." responded Whistler, "you know he's always bragging."
���.,v made in the United States of jjj ascertained by a proper investiga-
several thousand case- of tomatoes at Ujon, ai*d the Ottawa Retail Grocers'
ninety cents (90c)  per dozen,
'"oday I am offered thousands
more at $1.30 in L'nited Stales, but
Canadian price net cash at the factory is $2.25 per dozen, nr -ay. $2.60
to the retail trade, which means 25
nits per lin retail to the consumer,
while as late as Thanksgiving I lay
United States consumers could buy
three tins for 25 cents retail.
"SAM. J. MATHEWSON.
"202  McGill  Street.
Montreal, October 27th. 1916."
This letter is part of a tremendous
mass of evidence proving that high
protection and the boosting uf prices
by the trusts is robbing the working
people of this country, Canada is a
tomato-producing country. An eastern . authority on the subject says:
"We have such enormous crops of tomatoes every year that it is impossible to utilize them all. Vet with this
super-abundance of products, the
canners' combination has managed to
make canned tomatoes dearer than in
almost any country  in  the  world."
Food, as we all know, is at the very
basis of the existence of a nation.
The Government, in the meantime,
refuses to take any'action In remove
the legislation that cxtm'ts unreasonable prices from the pockets of
consumers. Oi(r merchants are not
to blame. Blame the outrageous conditions brought al.out by Dominion
legislation.���Winnipeg Tribune (Independent).
|        . * *
THE GOVERNMENTS FAILURE
[Association propose to ask the governmeni for such an investigation.
Benefit   to   the   public   should   result
: from government acquiescence iu this
demand.
'The grocers claim that by agreement canners, biscuit manufacturers
and others have made exorbitant advances in the prices oi packaged articles uf food. If tllis is su, combinations inimical to the public interest
undoubtedly exists. The people
should know whether or imt the high
prices they are paying are in any
way due to the operations oi such
combines.
.Are the advanced prices of packaged articles justified by tllc higher
cost of raw materials or. are the manufacturers merely trying to keep time
with other interests in the matter uf
war time profit-making? Canned
goods are consumed in large quantities. Advances in the prices of such
goods amount to a considerable sum
ill the monthly household expenses.
The-government does not require to
have suggestions made to il as tu
what should bc done about this particular case of high prices. Is it going
to act?���Ottawa  Free Tress.
HERE IS FOOD FOR THOUGHT
to pay for what he buys. If farmers
in this country want any- relief from
the tariff burden they must imt up
some of their money tu assist in educational campaign. If the farmers
generally' are satisfied with present
conditions there is no need ol any
Free Trade League, if they are not
satisfied and want tu get relief, it  is
CAMPBELL'S
SYSTEM   OF
MOVING
adopted by ih* leading
C no wing   Hi
-th;
brings into play "II the latest modern nu*t
nn ��� in-  com pa nit ���- a n <-\ er Lhe t. orld,
Big   Padded   "' 'ar   Vani "    experi   i i ivei
the secret.
We   Paclt    We   Move    We   Ship   ami   We   Store   Household   Good
Call ir you <��� n.    Phone  us i.   you can't.
��.m:   k:\ou    now
CAMPBELL'S
Security   Fireproof   Storage   it ml
Moving   Co.   Limited,
lit.-   Campbell   Storage   Co.   JAtl.
Iltl.l'ltOOr   \\ UlEHOUSEt    788  6EATTT   ST.
��� Phone Sey. 7300
THE A.B.C. OF RAILWAYS
WHAT IS A REFRIGERATOR CAR?
Ts thc Dominion government at
Ottawa a government or not? It
leaves the solution of most problems
to commissions and has now handed
over the troublesome high cost of
living question to the municipalities.
What are the Ottawa cabinet ministers  paid  for?    It  lool-s  as  though
Wholesale row. Vancouver, is quoting Ashcroft potatoes at $35.1X1 per
ton. What must the consumer pay?
All those potatoes were.bought I". tl.
11. Ashcroft at from $18.(10 to $211.01)
per ton.' This is a chance fur the
government investigators tu investigate.���-Ashcroft Journal.
* * ft
THE   FARMERS'   VIEW
Thc protective tariff costs the average farm family in this country between   $_300   and   $250   per   year,   of
A REFRIGERATOR ear is the diametrical opposite to a house refrigerator. The latter is
expected t6 stay in one place���the refrigerator car is built specially for the purpose of moving
as quickly and as often as the railway comp-Uiies are
.ermitled to move it with loads of perishable products. True, a freight car ifl sometimes diverted
from the lifo for which its parentage designed it, aud
remaining stationary filled with goods, performs the
wrongful purpose of a storage warehouse to the serious harm of other shippers and consignees who are
clamoring for more cars to move freight and are
blaming the railway companies instead ot the public, but that happens almost entirely to its brother,
tho box car. aud while, as Kipling states, "that Is
another story," Its life history would differ in several essentials If the box car were always moved with
the celerity with which C.P.R. refrigerator car 284966
travelled and worked usefully   for   twelve   days   in
I
August.   The following notable performance of C.P.H.
brine   tank   refrigerator   car   284966, Toronto to St.
John. N.B.. loaded with fresh meat; St. John, N.B., to
West  Toronto,  empty;    is   an   Illustration  of quick
handling: ���
August IS.���Order for car given by Gunns Limited.
18.���Car fully iced, placed  for laafttag.
"       19.���10.00 A.M., loading Commenced.
19.���4.00  P.M.,  loading  completed.
19.���8.30   P.M.,   c.r  left    .VeStfl*oronto  on
train  No. 902.
V       20.��� 1 In transit including usual periods ot.
21.��� j cupied in icing during transit.
22.���4.3G r.M��� arrived St. John, N.B.
"       23.���Car   unloaded.
26.���Car,  empty, left St.  John.
"       JO.���Car,   empty,   arrived   West   Toronto.
3 Days' transit:���821  miles  loaded.
8 Days' transit: ���S21 miles empty. . i
���
I SIX
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SATURDAY.   DECEMBER  2,   1916
Phone Seymour 9086
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The above is the motto of one of the largest
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CONDITIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA
A Summary of Industrial and General Conditions as They
Exist in the Third Year of the War.
By Hon. W, J. Bowser, r\ -Premier ,,f British Columbia,
The Montreal JOURNAL OF COMMERCE this week
issues a special number for which Mr, IV. .1. Bowser, retiring premier, has written the following article:���
1 appreciate the privilege, accorded to me, along with
other provincial premiers, of contributing an article for a
special edition of The Journal of Commerce, in a "Trade
Revival and Expansion Campaign."
I am glad lo know that your valuable journal is engaging
in a campaign of this nature, and that it intends to devote
one special edition lo llie Western provinces, llritish
Columbia, we think, is not always fully understood in the
eastern provinces. We have peculiar and unusual conditions to deal with and these have affected the situation
here very materially since, and immediately preceding,
the outbreak of the war. Wc were then beginning to suffer a reaction from a considerable era of over-speculation
in land and urban real estate. Our big railway programme,
which caused a very large circulation of money, was
drawing to a close. The government had been engaged, as
all our western governments had, in large public improvements. Municipalities bad accumulated heavy liabilities
in carrying out extensive betterments of all kinds. Tbis
large expenditure of money was ceasing. When the war
broke oul the situation was greatly accentuated. There-
was a great deal of unemployment and the non-employed
had to be taken care nf. All of mir industries were seriously affected, which in turn reacted upon (be commercial
community, Our conditions were not unlike those which
obtained generally til rough out Canada, but owing to our
geographical situation we could not recover so quickly.
Eastern Canada was in a position, uwing to its industrial
organization and nearness In tlie scat of war, to begin
almost immediately to benefit from the immense demand
for munitions and supplies nf war. Wc were not. Inn- a
whole year our industries received no orders and comparatively little since. And, worse than that, one of our
greatest industries, lumber, which normally had been producing about $30,000,000 a year, was faced with a serious
situation. Tllc .Middle West, our principal market, offered
feu orders and Jucal building was stopped. The export
trade, in which a new and large demand'was created by
way of the Panama Canal, could not be taken advantage
of for lack of ocean bottoms and llie temporary closing of
the Canal itself. Private individuals, business men, municipalities and the government were carrying heavy overhead fixed charges, with greatly reduced revenues. I have
presented you the dark side.
In lb second year of the war everything was changed
for llie better. Mining in 1915 reached its high water mark
of prosperity and is going still stronger. The lumber
industry lias greatly improved, owing to demand in the
Middle West, and the prospects of the export trade,
through tbe government's policy of encouraging shipbuilding, are stimulating the coast mills everywhere to increased production. There arc now ten ships- under construction contract to look after the trade, and further contracts
arc under consideration. In eight or nine months we shall
have at least twelve ships ready for charter. The fisheries
are exceedingly prosperous and 1915 was the banner year
for agricultural production. Owing to heavy enlistments
the question of unemployment has been completely done
away with. Notwithstanding what might be called the
hard times, British Columbia since the war began, has
contributed about 33',0OO men to the Army, has helped
largely in Belgian and French relief, has contributed very
large sums to patriotic and Red Cross funds, and is now-
organizing extensively in connection with thc employment
of returned soldiers. Wc have a considerable way -to get
back to our former flourishing financial conditions, but
we are going well in that direction, perhaps on sounder
lines. Our slogan now is "production," and we shall not
in future regard real estate as a basis of prosperity except
in so far as our land can pay dividends on the basis of
what it can produce.
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THE "A.B.C." LUMBER DIRECTORY
For Printing���The STANDARD���Sey. 470
and to the publishers, li contains a gnat volume of information bearing upnii mn- greatest industry, Every bu-
-me-s man at home and abroad interested directly or indirectly in the llrilish Columbia Lumber Industry should
ban- a copy of lhe  Year  Book close al hand.
We understand thai the publishers propose in lhe near
future to Issue a baud In.ok on tin- liiiiish Columbia mining industry and another upon the fishing industry.
RUSSIAN LOCOMOTIVE ORDERS
It is stated that the new Russian loan ill Xew York-
will be used for lhe purchase of railroad equipment A
Xew York dispatch slates thai it is known lliat arrangements have been finished with equipment companies to
supply these orders if proper facilities for financing can
be agreed upon. The companies have even gone so far as
to cover themselves for the steel which will be required in
th manufacture of the locomotives and cars. An offer
was made by the Russian government to pay part of the
purchase price in bonds, it is understood, but the locomotive companies preferred a different method. According to reports, the Russian government wished to buy
1,1X10 locomotives, to be divided as follows: 41X) to the
American Locomotive Company, bill to the Lima Company and HMi tn the Canadian Company.
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We have received from tlie publishers of the well-known
business magazine, INDUSTRIAL PROGRESS, a copy of
the "A.B.C." British Columbia Lumber Trade Directory
and year Rook.
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DEPARTMENT OF PINAKCS, OTTAWA,
OCTOBER 7th,  1916.
Marguerite  Rissgr, powerful  American  stage beauty, in
"Twin^ Beds" at the Vancouver Opera {-louse
miles of ilie trunk sewer has been completed in (he municipality, for which was paid in salaries alone $189,5.11.85.
Mr. Russell was instrumental in having Ibis work done by
day labor which gave employment to residents of South
Vancouver, who in turn were able in many instance- to-
pay tlieir taxes to the municipality.
In the near future he expects to see the long-looked for
industrial development promised by the Dominion Government on the Xorth Arm of the Fraser River under way
which, in his opinion, base been unnecessarily delayed, as
lhe population warrants the proposed development, For
instance, there are 17 schools with a'daily attendance of
4.263 children, with approximately HUMI children in the
municipality, and they must have manufacturing to keep
the families from leaving lhe province to seek employment
elsewhere.
In speaking of Mr. Stewart's appointment on tlie Harbor Commission, he was asked if lhe South Vancouver
council did not recommend Mr. Harrison. He acknowledged it was true, but stated where Mr. Harrison was bis
choice, still Mr. Stewart came highly recommended, and
on being interviewed by him, made plain tliat lie would
endorse in its entirety the plans submitted to the govern-
ineiil for South Vancouver, so that be was willing to forfeit any personal feelings he might have in the choice of
commissioner for ihe ,_rood of the municipality,
THEATRICAL NOTES
PANTAGES THEATRE NEXT WEEK
COUNCILLOR W. B. RUSSELL WILL CONTEST
REEVESHIP
South Vancouver, November 28. ��� Councillor VV. IS.
Russell, one the best-known members of the South Vancouver municipal council, a resident and property owner
of the district for tbe past twenty-seven years, and a
member of the council for the past two years, after a
great amount of persuasion from bis many friends, has
agreed to contest the Reeveship of South Vancouver for
1917.
While in conversation with our representative regarding
conditions that the present council have bad to contend'
with in connection wilh delinquent taxes and local improvements, Mr. Russell stated that he thinks both could
be improved upon by the local government taking over
the trunk roads.
The Pacific Highway, while a good thing, is very little
benefit to the average ratepayer, and a great burden to
the majority owning property facing on the road.
The government have built and maintained this thoroughfare in the upper country, why not here? Regarding
delinquent taxes, he takes the stand that every possible
means should be used to collect money due the municipality, yet Ihis is not the lime to put additional expense
on the ratepayers who have made sacrifices enough in
the past two years, without having the municipality place
their accounts, in their solicitors' hands for collection.
The contends that every one is willing lo pay his taxes
if Ile had the money.
Since being a member of the council he has filled the
position of chairman of the board of works and sewers.
The past year has been an active one, as approximately 10
IPANTAGES Theatre!
WEEK OF DECEMBER 4th, 1916
HARDEEN
"The King of Hand-cuffs"
JOHN T. DOYLE
In "The Danger Line''
|JOE WHITEHEAD, with a bunch of Squirrel Food|
HOWARD & ROSS, Banjoists and Singers
OSAKI JAPS, Novelty Oriental Wonder Workers
WOOD, MELVILLE & PHILLIPS,
in "Song and Story"
 "THE SHIELDING SHADOW"
IPRICES: Matinees, 15c;       Evening, 15c and 25c.|
Hardeen. the "Handcuff King." is an oldtimer in tiie
theatrical business, that is he has been around the circuit
once before and that is sufficient to make hint an old-
timer as far as Vancouver folk are concerned I'm like
wine, which improves witli age. this mysterious gentleman
is also even more popular and interesting when seen
twice. Tliere is nothing al all able lo In, 1,1 llarcicc'i,
handcuffs, manacles and all manner oi common stuff
used to secure people being almost loo easy to escape
from. Besides being able to liberate himself from in
acles and tjie like, he also finds it no difficult matter to
release himself from milk cans, jails, vats, and all kinds of
specially constructed boxes.
Joe Whitehead, the cheerful nut who lias been making
himself popular in all cities, will be an extra feature of the
bill worthy of more space than he will get here.
John T. Doyle in the "Danger Line" is said to be given
a fine chance for the exhibition of bis talents. Mr. Doyle
is an eminent legitimate actor, and only departed therefrom on account of Mr. Pantages' unusual offer for his
appearance in tliis sketch.
Wood, Melville and Phillips have a brand new line of
chatter and songs which is bound to make them a big hit.
Esaki Japs arc wonder workers in tlie acrobatic line, who
will be well liked.
Episode four of the "Shielding Shadow" features the
destruction of an entire town by an earthquake.
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WHOSE PICTURES ARE THE BEST SELLERS?
Pretty Marguerite Risser Among the Chosen Twelve
Few people are aware that there is a list of best sellers
among photographers, just as tliere are lists of best sellers
among book publishers. The list of photos Includes twelve
of the most popular and beautiful women in America, and
is carefully revised each year. Standing fourth in order
is Marguerite Risser, of the "Twin Beds" Company, which
comes  to the Vancouver Opera   House on  Monday next,
for an engagement of two nights and special matinee
Tuesday.
Invariably actresses and operatic singers predominate
among tlie best sellers. The list is completed on Ihe firsl.
of July each year, and the lisi contains (lie name of no
woman who is socially prominent. Following the lhe
envied twelve "best sellers": Lina Cavalieri, Mary Garden, Frances Alda, Marguerite Risser, Doris Keatie, Hilly
Bllfke, Maud Adams, Ethel -llarrymore. Alice Lloyd, Louise  Homer, Lillian  Russell, Emmy Destinn,
For the first time Maxine Elliott is not on the list, Undoubtedly on account of her prolonged absence from the
stage. The prominence of Marguerite Risser has come
largely through the appealing charm of her performance of
Blanche Hawkins in "Twin Beds." The freshness, the
poise, and charm of smile which characterize Miss Risser
and without doubt the cause of her popularity. Until two
years ago she was comparatively unknown. At that time
a friend, a Xew York photographer, caught a peculiar expression of naivity in her smile and transferred it to paper.
The pictures drew a large number of admirers and other
photographers tried to catch the same smile. It was this
smile which made Miss Risser famous.
Matinee girls are always fickle in their tastes and are
always yager for a new face. They buy the photographs
of Miss Risser hungrily, and matinee girls can make or
break a "best seller." Not only do they buy her pictures,
but they rave over them, as one photographer explains.
Miss Risser is only eighteen years of age and has been on
the stage but two vears.
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Whal Has lhe Navy Done?
By Sir  Clive  Phillips-Wooley,  President   B.
League
C.   l-ede;a:j!   Nl
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Tin- foundation in Canada of t>"'
British Sailors' Relief Fund lias given
rise t" a number of questions, which
though easy io answer, are better
answered in tin- press than in speeches ir mi iln- platform,
Tin- main question is, "What has
tin- Navy dime in thi.. war.," and tlii.-
I grant ynu. is difficult t" answer,
imt because it lias done so link-. Imt
because it has dune so much.
That ii* has done its whole duty, no
one- will deny. Tin- llritish world
admits tliis enthusiastically. Imt comparatively few in Canada, at any rate.
are capable of giving a complete summary of ils services.
The present writer does not pretend to do this.
The British Navy covers tfie seas
of the world, and has influenced directly the whole course of this
world's war. Imt il is possible 1% suggest a mush outline of tlie main)
points iu which llritain'- seamen have
helped Britain, though even that is
ii" light task.
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Balfour,   the   first   lord
miralty,
"The six functions," he said, "which
a fleet may perform are these (il
"It may drive the enemies' commerce off lhe seas." Sir Owen Phil-
ipps, the greatest llritish ship owner,
was responsible on Nov. \2 for the
statement that :it the outbreak of the
war the Germans owned 5,459,29(5
|tons of mercantile shipping: that of
this 230,000 ions have been captured
by the British Navy; 38,000 tons have
been captured by our allies; 117,000
tons have been sunk; 397,000 tons interned in ports of the British Empire, whilst the remainder, about ..-
667.000 tuns of German shipping, has
(with the exception of an insignificant number of steamers still running in the Baltic) been rusting for
more than a year in German and
neutral harl-ors."
This means that tlie first function
of a navy has been discharged, and
German commerce practically swept
from  the  seas  of the  world.
(II) "A fleet may protect its own
commerce."
Tlie admirable article in Mr. Castell
Hopkins' Canadian Annual Review,
to which this article is much indebted, records an increased British import of $.350,000,000, i. e., 15 per cent,
for the seven months ending July
31, 1915, whilst the British Board of
Trade is authority for the fact that
in the first year of the war, before
the submarine fishery had got on to
its job, and whilst the few German
raiders were still at large, we lost
one-half of one per cent in cargoes,
and though our ceaseless patrol had
to keep the grim North Seas in the
shrinking daylight hours of winter,
its hitter dark nights and constant
gales, il lost only four per cent, of
its vessels.
As tlie raiders have long since been
sunk, and the .submarine danger is
now well under control, and England
in no danger of the threatened starvation, it may he granted thai the Navy
and those "fringes of the fleet" to
whom the protection of our commerce was entrusted, have discharged
this duty also.
(III) "The Fleet may render the
enemy's fleet impotent."
Our Navy's first action was t" put
the German High Seas Fleet into cold
storage at Kiel Canal. -Vhere it has
kept it virtually ever since, thrashing
such portions of it as came out from
time to time, as at the battle of the
Bight, that of Dogger Banks, of the
Falklands and of Jutland, and destroying   its   ra*iders.     As   far  as   v.c
l.nuu
I if
flag
or if carried,  is carried mider
..Inn- "iir gallant fishers inailt
potent.
(IVl "\ fleet may make ihc iratis-
porl nf enemy troops across tlie sea
impossible, whether for attayk or defence."
As such transport nf troops has
hardly been attempted by mir enemies
il seems to say that this function
has also been fulfilled
(V) "A fleet may transport its own
troops where it will."
I,et England's Premier witness as
In this, lie .aid that "since lhe beginning of th.' war tlu- transport department of the Admiralty, for the
army alone, carried 2,500,000 officers
and men: 320,000 sick, wounded and
nurses; 2,500,000 tons of spires and"
munitions; 860.000 horses, mules and
camels. It is a most remarkable fact
that hitherto the loss of life on the
whole of these great overseas operations was considerably less than one
tenth of one per cent. These figures
do not include tons upon tons of
stores carried for (he navies of allied countries. Is there anything
comparable in history t" lhe actual
service nf the Navy itself."
Add to this thai the -Mediterranean
was rendered safe fur troops to pass
from Africa to Prance; for British
troops to go to Egypt or Greece; for
Australian troops to come from their
home to the Orient; the Atlantic was
made safe for Canadian troops to
come from Canada to the fighting
line, without the loss uf a transport
or even of a man. and even the vast
commerce and passenger traffic of the
Atlantic crossed it in comparative
safety, and this mind you. in spite of
a new danger, that of the submarine,
for which the British Navy was not
prepared; a novel kind of foul fighting to which our Navy was not ac-
'Ctistonied.
This cost us some .heavy hiss. The
patrol cruisers Aboukir, llogne and
Cressy were ^destroyed by torpedoes
on their North Sea patrol, because
they thought more of saving other
than of saving themselves; the Lusitania, with its women and children,
was sent down, and a heavy toll was
taken at first of merchant shipping
(that of Britain, her allies and neutrals) but look at the other side.
In 1914 the Germans and Austrians
were credited with 36 of these submarine assassins. The style of fighting suited the German genius and
they built more submarines feverishly so that in August, 1915, it was
stated that these people had 58 such
boats, but in October it was admitted
that "47 of them had not reported for
some weeks," and now, thanks to'our
Navy, and its "fringe" of trawlers,
mine sweepers, armed merchantmen,
etc., to its nets and oil, and other devices which are its own secrets, "the
submarine situation is completely in
hand. Science and our amateurs have
robbed thc submarine of its Invisibility and without that it is no match
for its surface enemies.
(VI) "It may secure their supplies
and in fitting circumstances it may
assist  their operations."
It is not possible here to enumerate
all lhe occasions and Ihe extent to
which Britain's Navy has fed her
armies and those of her allies, wilh
food and munitions, Incidentally tllis
point has already been dealt with
while as to the second part of this
clause, Vf, it may suffice to recall the
naval operations at Tsing Tan, and
Gallipoli, off 7.eebrugge, in Flanders,
on Lake Tanganyka, and more recently against the Austrians. To some,
the work undertaken in the Dardanelles may not seem to have been
the Navy undertook it. pitted its weak
walls against impregnable land forts,
and silenced ihem. aiu! when its
soldiers found that even AnzaCI could
1101 take them, spirited Ihem away
without the I >SS of a man in the
evacuation,
Seas, rivers, inland work, tin- Bril-
ish \a\y has uncomplainingly tackled
all. and pm.ed i" demonstration lhat
there are ii" things which ii cannot
il". except advcitise. It won'l talk, li
barely ri cords ll - ��� ictories, (If it-.
long North Sea vigil ii Bays nothing.
li- Jutland vi ;tory vvas al first rc-
' orded almo il a - p deft at, li will
neither lie nor even run thc risl of
exaggeration; witness ii- scrupulous
care in recording German losses as
compared with the German craze for
celebrating the sinking of our ships
still afloat.
It dues nol specialize in killing
women and children, iu the sinking "f
passenger steamers, in the destruction of unfortified watering places iu
the cold blooded judicial murder of
fair fighters like Fryatt and it will
not shake itself free of its old traditions, which teach it to engage an
enemy wherever it finds him. whether
the odds anil conditions are in ils favor or not, as in the ease of the gallant though unlucky Craddock or the
gallant and victorious  Beatty,
But o fall (he wonders which the
Navy has performed the greatest is
that it has again beaten Drake's war
drum. If you have nut read the tradition 1 shall not tell it to ynu. As a
Briton you should know it, and must
look it up if you do not.
In thc splendid days of Henry VIII
and his glorious daughter, the Navy
was not one of specialists. There
were Queen's ships for a nucleus, but
they were small and few. The sea
adventure of Plymouth found and,
manned their own ships, and in a
ureal crisis like the Armada the sea
people of our Island flew to arms
and in craft that we should a few-
years ago have looked upon as yachts
or cockle shells.
But Drake's drum has sounded
again, and the sea folk have answered
it. Merchantmen not only carry our
food to us. at the rate of 1,000 ships
a week (losing four per cent in the
operation"., hut they have proved
themselves more than a match for the
submarines; the fishers fish for mines,
and urBjer-water assassins; pleasure
craft patrol our shores alongside grimy fishing smacks and petrol launches, tllc people of oitr seas have swarmed around their hive, and the Navy nf
Britain is again the royal ships and
the sea folk.
Kipling said, "If blood be the price
of admiralty, by God we have paid in
full." We have; and those who have
paid do not grudge the price, since
they have swept our shores inviolate,
our sea-roads open and Britain's
honor untarnished by foul fighting,
and now wc ask you to give of the
wealth which sea power has kept safe
for vou. to the children of those who
iu the King's ships or the peoples,
have laid down their lives for ynu,
that these may be cared for, amjl
taught in that profession in which
their fathers died.
F
OR STOVES
RANGES, or
FURNACES
Visit thc
PACIFIC STOVE &
FURNACE CO.
856 GRANVILLE ST.
(Between Robson and Smythe)
PHONE: SEY. 900
MacDONALD & HAY
Barrister., Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
WANTED ��� PUBLIC SCHOOL
graduates or high scho.l students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
after graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
r
WATER    NOTICE
(DIVERSION AND USB).
AKK NOTICE that Robert Goorffe
Johnston, whose address is Inverness Post Office, Sheens River,
li. c, will apply for a license to take
and use 20 miner's inches of water out
of an unnamed stream which flovirs
Easterly (N.E. and S.E.) und drains
Into St.h rumor Pass, Riser's Inlet,
through the land covered by W. r.
March ant's application for a tease oti
the northerly shore of Schooner Pass,
about three-quarters of a mile northerly from the north end of Pendleton
Island. The wator will be diverted
from thc stream at a point about twenty-two chains enst ^ the SAV, Qoirner
oi It. 300, R. li, Cbasl District, and will
be used Tor steam and mi.seeilaneous
purposes upon the land described in
V7. P. Ms rchant's appllcal ion for a
lease.   This notice was posted on the
ground un tho flth day of November,
1016. A copy Of this notice and an
application pursuant thereto and to tho
"Water Act, lffl-l." will be filed in the
office of the Water Recorder at Vancouver, B. C. objections io the application may be filed with the said
Water Recorder or with- the Comptroller of Water Rights. Parliament Huil-
dlfigs, Victoria, li. (\. within thirty
days after the firsl appearance of this
notice In a* local 'newspaper.
The date of the  first   publication of
this  notice is November   18th, 1516.
R. tl. JOHNSTON, Applicant.
By O. H. Ellacott, Agent
U For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fl
UNION STEAMSHIP CO. of B.C. Limited
THE:   BRITISH   COLUMBIA   COAST   HAS   BEEN   DESCRIBED
AS THE EIGHTH WONDER OF THE WORLD
A VOYAGE '   .
"North by West in the Sunlight"
IN ONE OF oun
Eight Vessels "8" in Regular Service
WILL HELr YOU TO REALISE THIS TRUTH
Apply to our Publicity Department for brochures "Outward Bound"
and "North by West In the Sunlight," and particulars on Special Fares,
Hotel Accommodation and Tariffs, etc. \
Head Offices and Wharfi CNIOJT DOCK, FOOT OF CARRALL STREET
Take Car to Columbia Avenue Phone Seymour (06
Before a Dublin jikIk-" came one
O'Brien, charged witli imbibing su
freely tliat he had become a nuisance. He was also the cause of the
judge  committing a  fine  Irish hull.
'Drunk again, eh, O'Brien?" said the
judge, "it's ten shillings or you'll no
to the  workhouse."    "Sure, but  I've
niy a shillin' to mc name," replied
O'Brien, "Then there's nothing f"r
you but the workhouse. If you had
not got drunk with your money, you
would   have  had  enough  to  pay  the
fine."
* * *
Wal Wlghtman was a particularly
tall, thin fellow, in fact, some of his
acquaintances had a habit of referring
to him as "Hones." One night a
number of his jolly good friends
joined him in a spree. In an unguarded moment one of thc party
drew a revolver; it became accidentally discharged, and the bullet struck
Wightman in the leg. Full of remorse, the owner of the weapon has
tened hot-foot to the house of the
nearest doctor. "I've just shot Wal
Wightman in tlie leg!" he. cried,
"Come quick!" The doctor paused
on the threshold, viewing the man
with admiring eyes. "You mean to
say you shot Wal Wightman in the
leg?" he replied. "Yes," sadly replied
the other. "Well," said the doctor,
as he buttoned his glove, "that was a
mighty good shot, anyway."
QUALITY
Before Price
'lhe   Cheapest   und    Hosi   \\ hole-
Home   Food   for  the   Children���
SOU-VAN    1111.K
The REPUTATION and high
st and hip: of any successful business Institution is Known by
the gliAj.rrv and DBFEftDA-
WUTY Of the gOOdfl it sells���
NOT by lhe prices of lis pro-
due ts.
Tho extraordinary demand for
SOLI-VAN* MILK Is the direct
result of its uniform quality,
Irfohnew nnd purity. IU hlgrh
food  value and  Its eleaiiltnews.
Sou-Van Milk
(NullIII    \ Hiiri��u-t rr   Milk   Co.)
Neleiiiirii-   Dairymen
itOTH     AVI-:,    iitnl     Kit* NIC It     ST.
MODE!
acea
Classified Advertising
FLORISTS
BROWN BROS. & CO., LIMITEQ,
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, 48
Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
WATCHMAKER
10,000 WATCHES and CLOCKS
wanted to clean and repair at the
factory, 438 RICHARDS STREET.
THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 fl

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