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 I
Wlumb,a CHINOOK
Exclusive Late Saturday Night War News Supplied to the Chinook by the United Press Association
Vol. IV, No. 2���Established 191 I
VANCOUVER, B.C., CANADA,   10,10 O'CLOCK, SATURDAY NIGHT.  MAY 22, 1915
Price Five Cents
ITALY'S FIRST MILLION
OF MEN GO TO NORTH
*     * | Rome an Armed Camp -- Government
ITALY IN STATETakes ��ver Rai,ways-"official
Declaration of War Comes Monday
OF WAR
ROME, May 23.���A Royal decree that all the Italian
Provinces bordering on the frontier are now "In a State of
War" was signed z yKing Victor Emmanuel shortly after
midnight and became effective today (Sunday).
Issuance of this decree followed several hours after
mobilization orders calling land and sea forces to colors.
All Italian islands in the Adriatic and all coast towns
are included in the state of war proclamation issued by the
King;   This step is similar to that taken by Germany pre
000 men and women who marched, and counter-marched
past the Government buildings and the Royal Palace, waving silken tricolors and hysterically shouting for war.
Scores of private automobiles have been commandeered
by the Government. Cars made their way with difficulty
through the crowds. They carried despatch bearers with
messages from Italian commanders already at the front or
LONDON, May 22.���Official despatches from Gene-1 carried officers speeding for the railway stations to   join
ral French tonight forecasted a big battle along the British "^ir regiments.
front from Ypres south to La Bassee.   A violent artillery
engagement opened last night and is proceeding.
The Germans began sweeping the
British lines northeast of Festufert
with fierce shell fire, evidently planning to launch an infantry attack.
The British guns roared a reply which
held  the   enemy   to  his   trenches  except at a  few points  where  the  Ger-:
mans attempted to advance  but were
repulsed at  the point of the bayonet
by a Scottish battalion.
More   ground   has   been   gained  by I mobilization orders had been publish-
the British south of Quinquerue. ' ed.
Interior   towns   learned   of   clashes      Baron Von Macchino arrived at the
j upon  the frontier  and a  report  of a , Foreign     Office     immediately   before
: naval   battle   in   the   Adriatic   caused  mobilization   orders   were   promulgat-
telegraphic   inquiries   to   pour   in   to ' ed, probably to demand his passports.
: Rome. As he left he is reported to have shak-
The issuance of mobilization orders  en  hands  cordially  with   Baron   Son-
; is interpreted as a virtual act of war nino and other attaches of the Foreign
j and it is pointed out in high diplomat-  office.    The    Austrian    ambassador's
,o        ���   , tt   ���      , p t-.    .na��./.Vi\ i'c  circles that  the  formal  declaration  face was lined with dejection and he
{Special Uniteu rreSS Jjespatcn; i0f  hostilities   came   from   Paris   and stepped  into his  limousine  and  was
ROME, May 22.���Unofficial mobilization orders were j Berlto^last August three hours after I whirled away. # #
j signed by the King early this evening and posted tonight i -     i.       ai i        * I r\
! upon the waiis of Rome, calling out the first line of troops \ Italian Consular Agents Leave Germany
ceding her formal entrance into the war. It places the fron- \ comprising classes from 1876 to 1896. �� *
tier districts under the supreme control of the military who j        Baron Von Macchino, the Austrian special ambassa- COPENHAGEN, May 22.���The Italian consuls    at
may order the civilian population to surrender homes atj^^ js unfjerstood to have'received his passports   and   is' Munich and staff have received orders tonight to leave Ger-
once for military purposes. _ making ready to leave Rome tonight.  j many immediately.
Another Royal decree requisitioned all horses in the I        n .       ���     ���    , .���, .   , ...  ��� :���,,��.,.������
T,.     , ,     f. ,      *  in .j    ah     -i ii-       ..    i '        Prince Von Buelow is reported to be awaiting mstruc-
Kingdom and vehicles of all kinds. All railway rolling stock   .       f        u   r
is included in the order as a natural sequence of the mobil-;        _   ,     _.,. _   ,. , , ,   TT
Duke D Avarna, Italian ambassador to Austna-Hun-i
gary, left Vienna tonight, it was reported.   The Foreign;
Office would not confirm this report but denied the rumor
that Signor Bollatti, Italian ambassador to Germany, demanded his passports this morning.
The mobilization orders as -published this    morning
called to the colors the nation's forces on land and sea.   Almost immediately the military took charge of the railways I Germany was passed today.   An acute situation developed
and word went out that all passenger services had   been' yesterday, which seemed likely to bring the United States
j cancelled.  j into th ewar on the side of the Allies, but the difficulties
PARIS, May 22.���The Germans are smashing hard at j        Troop trains are leaving Rome tonight as fast as facil-j have been adjusted and tonight fear of rupture has   been
the British lines north east of La Brasse.   They have con- ities will allow and a million troops are being rushed to the j dissipated.
centrated large forces near Auburs and are wasting lives I Northern frontier. It is said on high authority: There is every possibility
recklessly in an attempt to force the English to retire from All Italy is wild with the war spirit.   Rome was rock-' that the German reply to President Wilson will be deliver-
the district about Neuve Chapelle. j ed tonight by the roaring cheers from the throats of 200,-1 ed in Washington late Tuesday or Wednesday.
���^ TODAY'S BASEBALL SCORES
ization decree.
The council of ministers adjourned a lengthy session
without anouncement of formal declaration of war.   The
phrasing of the declaration however, has been approved
and was submitted to the King at a conference late   last
(Saturday) night.
PARIS, May 22.���At midnight   a   German
bombs upon the city, doing little damage.
aviator
Kaiser Claims Crisis With United
States is Passed
BERLIN, May 22.���(The following message received
j by United Press' from Berlin and likely censored by Ger-
1 man military authorities);
The diplomatic crisis between the United States.and
SEATTLE	
I.,otz, .Mails and Cadtnan.
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2���9���2   VICTORIA      1���4���2  SPOKANE    	
M-cHenry ami Hoffman. Leonard and Brenigan.
R. II. E.
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At VANCOUVER    10���11���3   At ABERDEEN   .
Colwell and Brottern. I        Clink and Vance.
,3-8-0 At TACOMA    ,.   3_Q_t
Kanifniaii and Stevens.
Bottled Whiskey From Grog Shop Tempts Women Astray
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THAT the so-called "family" liquor store is more dangerous to
the community than the wide-open saloon is the opinion frankly
expressed by those who are studying the liquor problem in
Vancouver, and have had an opportunity of observing the wide-spread
ramifications of the bottle trade. One of the complaints made against
them is that they are undermining the foundations of the home by encouraging secret drinking, which physicians allege is far more destructive of health and morals than the convivial pleasures of the saloon or
club. That by newspaper advertising, promiscuous distribution of
alluringly worded circulars, attractive window dressing, striking electric signs, free deliveries, and other expedients, they do their utmost
to encourage the consumption of alcoholics no one can deny, and at
this time when trenchant economy and a higher standard of morality
are essential if our country is to progress in the face of the enormous
drains in men and money being made upon it, it is urged by those who
have this phase of the situation under observance, that means should
be taken to restrict and curtail the pernicious activities of the "bottle-
traders."
WHERE THE FAMILY MONEY GOES
A drinking woman is notoriously more difficult to deal with from
a social standpoint than a drinking man, and there seems no reason to
doubt that the family liquor store is responsible for the increase of
drinking among women, which is not confined to Vancouver alone,
but which may be observed in any of the larger cities of Canada or
the United States where the "family" liquor store is allowed to carry
on its activities. Many a woman who would shrink from ordering a
bottle of beer or wine in a cafe thinks nothing of calling up one of the
numerous liquor stores on the 'phone and having a bottle of "Old
Tom" or 'Canadian Club" sent out by special messenger. The bottle arrives when the children are out at school, perhaps. The sky is
overcast, and her spirits are down in the dumps. What better way to
bring the sunshine back into her life than by a glass of whiskey and
water? Yes, the change is marvellous; she feels a hundred per cent.
better already���life is rosier than she thought. In fact, she feels so
good that nothing can satisfy her but a second glass to chase the first
to its destination. One glass leads to another, and by four o'clock,
when the children are returning from school, she is maudlin, enlivening her solitude by singing snatches of ragtime which she heard the
last time she visited Pantages. A little later she has fallen asleep,
the family dinner yet unprepared. When her husband comes home
from work at six or half-past, he has to lift the inanimate form into
bed and make some effort to get a meal together for himself and the
little ones. And this pitiful little tragedy is repeated day after day
in scores of Vancouver homes.
FOOD MONEY FOR DRINK
Aside altogether from the moral effect upon the household, the
waste of money, which in many instances has been given to the wife
to buy food or clothes, must not be overlooked, for the tendency of
people with drinking proclivities is to curtail their expenditures for
food for the purpose of securing the nepenthe which gives temporary
surcease from sorrow, the result being that their health is rapidly undermined.
Of course it would be folly to say that only women suffer
through the activities of the family liquor stores, for many men have
acquired the pernicious bottle habit with the consequent secret drinking which it almost invariably entails. When a man is alone with a
quart of "booze" he is likely to drink a good deal more than he would
in a saloon, and his indulgence will do him more harm because it lacks
the companionship which does much to redeem the most sordid drinking bouts.
When the laws governing this traffic were framed it was doubtless for the purpose of protecting the young from the use of alcoholic
drinks. But what is to prevent any minor who knows enough to use
the telephone to secure all the liquor he wants. All the family liquor
stores in Vancouver make a specialty of telephone business, an extension of their activities which was probably never contemplated by the
city fathers when they framed the original statutes for the conduct of
this class of business.
SHOULD TELEPHONE ORDERS BE PROHIBITED?
Those who have made a close study of the liquor problem in
Vancouver are unanimous in expressing the opinion that the privilege
of doing business over ihe telephone and delivering their wares promiscuously in the homes, apartment houses and rooming houses of the
city should be taken away from them, and their business confined
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TWO
BRITISH COLUMBIA CHINOOK
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1915
Save yourself a midnight journey. When you think of
some household remedy you haven't got, RIGHT THEN is
the time to get it. If baby takes the cramps, have you got a
remedy in the house? If you get headache, toothache, earache or any other kind of ache, pain or trouble, BE READY
for it by having on hand a complete line of household remedies
to tide through on until the doctor comes.
Come to OUR Drug Store
THE BEST DRUG STORE
BURNS DRUG COMPANY, LTD.
Phone 3902
732 GRANVILLE STREET, VANCOUVER, B. C.
MONEY TO LOAN
In Multiples of $5,000  at 8 per cent, on
inside revenue producing business property.
Our client will only consider property that
is now paying its way.
CANADIAN   FINANCIERS TRUST  CO.
HEAD OFFICE, 839 HASTINGS ST. W.       VANCOUVER, B. C.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
"Nature Teeth"
and skilled
painless service
My "Nature Teeth" wliicli ate entirely different from ordinary
artificial teeth, because they arc built into the mouth to match
Nature's own in size and shape and exact tint���my skilled service and modern equipment���my absolute guarantee of painlessness, both during and following all dental work ��� these
things
'���cost no more
than ordinary dentistry
Read these Prices
Full   Set   of   Nature  Teeth,   upper  or     WW W|��  m     ^%     w w   A   w    w
Gold   Crowns     5.00 W 1V1��  l3.   1*1/\I  al 1
Bridge  Work,  per tooth     5.00 Licentiate   Dental   Surgery
Gold   Fillings   per  tooth     2.00 Doctor   Dental   Surgery
Porcelain   Fillings,  per looih 1 50 Memb"   R��yal   College   Dental   Surgeons
Arrnalg,������ Fillings, per tooth  .. 1.50 212   STANDARD   BANK   BLDG.
Painless Extraction, per tooth .. .50 Seymour 4679
PURE MILK DAIRY CO.
Ottawa, May 20.���Politiciant at the
capital are much interested ill Premier
Borden's way of facing trouble by
going fishing. Close observers state
that  the  Premier  has  passed  through
| three stages ill his treatment of public
.affairs  and  that  going   fishing  is  the
best one of the three.
Very early  in the game, while the
j Premier was still unaccustomed to
power,   he   developed   Job's     ailment
I when things went wrong.    That is to
i say whe nbe got into lint water in the
House id Commons he came lo a boil.
In persons of strong character like
Job and  Premier  1'orden  this is  not
jan affliction so much as a personal
expression of indignation at another
sore touch  from fate, something half
i way   between   temper   and     tempera-
| ineiit.
Hut ibis phase of staleinanship was
soon  outgrown  and   the   Premier   en-
I tered upon the next stage of his evolution  which was a certain acrimony
! of retort when pestered by the Opposition.     This   stage  did   nut   last   long
I because the Premier is a kindly man,
gentle in his nature, and regardful
of the amenities. Besides anger is a
wasting emotion anil hard on the
constitution, meaning one's own constitution, also the British North America Act.
The third and perfect stage has just
been achieved by the Premier���he has
became a philosopher and his going
fishing in escape Bob Rogers' importunities shows it. ��� No one knows
just where he caught it but it was
probably front studying .Marcus Aur-
elius who has a lot to say about letting things take their course and
Frank Cochrane who hasn't a word to
say one way or another no mailer
what happens. Each, in his own fashion, is a typical stoic and when Premier Borden grafts on their example
the nielliiw precepts of Izaak Will-
ton's Compleat Angler he has a combination that is hard to beat. Moreover there is something Napoleonic in
this way of handling a problem, It
was a maxim with that great commander that almost any letter would
answer itself ill a month which is In
say that time is the wisest counsellor
and turns more hard corners than any
Premier in  the business.
Nobody in Ottawa believes it wiys
mere pleasure that took the Premier
a-fishing. It was tactics. The Premier probably got his hint from the
conduct of a famous general in the
American Civil War who took a day
off to go fishing when the campaign
was at its fiercest. It is not related
that the general caught any fish but
he did his fishing where ihe whole
army could sec, thus re-establishing
the morale of his troops and incidentally thinking out a plan to surround
the enemy. The sol f.ets naturally
argued if the old man could fish,
things couldn't be so bad and took
bean. Something like this Premier
Borden's fishing trip may be expected to do with the panicky fellows on
his staff who see no hope except in
an immediate election. Premier Borden's absence gives the Cabinet space
to reflect, to feel out public opinion
and, if necessary, to back up and they
can blame it all on the brook trout.
Of course the case of the American
general and Premier Borden arc nut
exactly mi all fours because the general fished where everybody could see
him and the Premier does his fishing
in   absolute   privacy,   no   closer   to   a
telegraph wire say than five miles
anil only Occasionally taking a peek
the way Speaker Landry did when he
was mi strike from the Senate. But
the purpose is ihe same and similar
results are anticipated. The best
guesses at Ottawa are of the opinion
that the Premier buries himself in the
wilds of the Gatineau, which are just
wild enough In be within reach of the
newspapers if you want to drive in
for them. Outside of that, however,
ihe Premier's retreat is as dark a secret as Moses' grave or Ham Burn-
ham's real thoughts.
It is quite certain that Premier Borden did no) go to Kingsmere although
there is a mere there and possibly fish.
Kingsmere is only eleven miles from
Ottawa as the crow flies and is up
in the mountains. Although it is a
good place from where to keep tab
on Parliament Hill it is an equally
gooil place for Parliament Hill to keep
tab on Kingsmere. A conspicuous
figure in public life like Premier Borden could not stand on the ridge of
the Laurentian Mountain's at Kings-
mere and escape notice from (he West
Block. If Bob Rogers Had a hot
thought to communicate he would
make even less of that eleven miles
'than the crow does and then Premier
Borden's peace of mind would be shat-
'tered.
!. The weight of evidence is that Pre-
l.micr Burden's hiding place is somc-
![whcrc in the lowlands where he can
let well enough alone without observation from those who would make it
worse by a general election. The call
of the wild is, of course, a mere excuse because Bob Rogers and Doctor Reid are calling wildly enough to
suit anybody with an car for that kind
of music. Getting next to nature is
another pretext that won't wash because there is plenty of nature right
al, home. Ottawa is now clothed in
the beauty of spring. The grass and
trees arc as green as a newly elected
M.P., the skies as blue as Finance
Minister White's outlook, the mountains as purple as a peroration by R.,
B. Bennett. The river sparkles like
a silver shield and Dinny Murphy's
barges dance upon the tide. The Rid-
eau Canal has been turned on again.
Now that the warm weather has come
(lie sunsets, always highly successful,
can be viewed with comfort. The
moonlight is at its old work and the
Ottawa poets are tuning up. The
Chateau Laurier has spread its awnings and the nicest people in town
are taking tea on the terrace. In fact
Ottawa is at her best.
All of which goes to show thai it
wasn't nature that Premier Borden
wanted to get next to but a certain
element of human nature that he wanted to dodge when he went fishing.
The Premier learns from the fish how
to run the Dorrtinion of Canada. Ik-
lakes lessons fron^ their placid disposition, their unblinking outlook on
earthly affairs and their occasional
eagerness whin the bait is big enough, as for example when one liun-
idred and fifty million dollars is to
be distributed among Conservative
patriots with things to sell.
- Fishing is part of Premier Borden's
philosophy���it is the outward and'
visible sign of a lot of hard thinking.
It will be the Premier's fate, as it is
every angler's, to have the biggest
fish to get away, but what is his story
beside  Bob  Rogers' who had a gene
ral election get away from him after
he actually had it on the book?
Being a philosopher Premier Borden naturally leaves a philosopher behind him on the lid. Sir George Foster is the acting premier. Sir George
has passed the dangerous stage. No
inure nests of traitors for him, no
more feverish testimonials from Sir
Mackenzie Bowell. Sir George is
now a philosopher pure and simple,
lie looks back at politics over his
shoulder, 'lie is as safe to leave behind as Sir George Perley, who is
warming a chair fur someone in the
High Commissioner's office in London. One philosopher can trust another. Sir Robert Borden has the
greatest confidence in Sir George Foster.
Meanwhile practical measures are
not neglected. Before Premier Borden went fishing a great howl had
come from Toronto against a general
election, It was felt in Ottawa that
Toronto couldn't be well because never before had she said a word a-
gainst  a  Conservative    Government.
Past experience was that Toronto
would swallow anything so that these
signs of a weak stomach were viewed
with alarm, Two days after Premier
Borden disappeared with rod and reel
Bob Rogers was asking TbrontO to
bold out her tongne, and Tom White-
was feeling her pulse. The consultants foregathered at the King Edward
lintel and the verdict was that Ottawa would have to go slow.
Hi ib Rogers was particularly alarmed. It seems that Winnipeg and other
large cities are developing the same
symptoms���violent retching and nausea. In fact somebody or something
threatens to take the Win out of Winnipeg for Bob Rogers and he is in
favor of operating on the patient at
once.
The easiest way to cam a title is
to have a newspaper reporter confet:
it on you.
* + *
Nearly every man proceeds upon the-
theory that the public would like to
sec his sore spots.
Kill
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NOTICE
To the Public
To remove all doubts from the minds of the public as
to the legitimacy of the sale and purchase of the Dominion Bakery, as well as to silence the slanderous insinua-     jj|
tions of a few very interested competitors, we take great
pleasure in publishing today a letter of approval from one     Sj��
of the best-known lawyers and public men in the City     jjl
of Vancouver���Mr. Alex. Henderson, K.C.
Giffin & McDonald      1
Proprietors.
-
Dear Sirs,���
(Re Dominion Bakery Purchase).
I have carefully examined the ilocuments in connection with the sale, as a going concern, of the Dominion
Bakery, situated at the corner of 24th Avenue ami Inverness Street, in the City of Vancouver, from William
Kruck and William Schmid to Frank Giffin and John
Amos McDonald, and I hereby certify that the said
documents show conclusively:���
1. That such sale is an absolute sale.
2. That the said Frank Giffin and John Amos McDonald are the sole owners and proprietors of the Dominion Bakery; and,
3. That the said William Kruck and William
Schmid have now no interest whatever in the said Dominion Bakery.
Yours faithfully,
ALEX. HENDERSON.
Bottled Whiskey from Grog Shops Tempt Women Astray
(Continued from page  D
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parts of the city
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Also dealers in  BUTTKR and FGGS
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MacDONALD, HAY & WEART
BARRISTERS,   SOLICITORS, ETC.
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strictly to their stores. Let the men and women who want a bottle
to take home buy it if they must, but make it impossible for the trade
to be carried on, as it is, in all parts of the city, at all hours of the day
and evening, and among all classes of people. Is it going beyond the
truth to say that the bottle-trader never sees half the customers he
supplies.
"If the devil had exercised his power for a century he could
hardly have shaped a more powerful weapon for the destruction of
the home and the debauching of the young than the family liquor
store," says a prominent citizen. "In the prohibition banquet recently
held in Dominion Hall, one of the speakers remarked that the strength
of the liquor traffic was in the saloon, which was the poor man's club.
In my opinion, the evil effects of the saloon, obvious as they are, are
nothing to the destructive influences of the family liquor store which
extends its poisonous tentacles into all sections of the city, embracing
in its death grip thousands who, though they have been taught to shun
the saloon, do not see the perils lurking in the bottle in the family
cupboard." ���
HIGHLY PROFITABLE BUSINESS ,
Inspection of the telephone directory indicates that there are ten
stores in the city engaged in the "family" liquor trade, and that 'he
business must be most extensive and lucrative is evidenced by the high
rents which they pay for choice locations, their palatial fittings, the
heavy license which the city imposes and the extensive stocks which
are carried.
When the Social Service Committee approached the city council
recently for the purpose of requesting drastic reform in social conditions, special stress was laid on the conditions prevailing in the rooming houses. Are not these conditions due in a measure to the activities of the "bottle traders," who make it possible through the telephone and their special messenger delivery system to serve any kind
of liquor, in practically any quantity, in any room, in any house. The
question is, should this nefarious traffic be allowed to continue without drastic restrictions being placed upon it which will limit its activities strictly to its license places of business?
Dr. W. J. CURRY
DENTIST
Ring up Seymour 23S4 for Appointment
Suite 301 Dominion Building, Vancouver, B.C.
CANYON  VIEW  HOTEL
CAPILANO. NORTH VANCOUVER, B.C.
II. I.ARSON, Manager. p. LARSON. Proprietor.
Elevation  625  feet. One hour's trip from  Vancouver. Telephone  146
SCENIC   DELIGHTS.   FISHING.   HUNTING.   MOUNTAIN   CLIMBING,   Etc.
Unequalled Resort for  Holiday, lone; or (short.    Family Rooms
en suite with special rate.
Mo:lern   appointments  throughout,   spacious  grounds,   high-class  service  at^ moderate
rates.    Easy trail to top of Grcuse Mountain, altitude 3,000 feet.
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SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1915
BRITISH_COLUiVlBIA CHINOOK
STOVEWOOD
14 inch inside fir
$2 so per load $2 ^
wound  lie   received   while   in   the  act
of signalling."
Another hern story, told by a Tommy, goes like this:
"I'll tell it. again if you want to listen, but it wasn't much. It was down
at  . The quartermaster-sergeant got between the lines and stopped a bullet. Harry and I���Harry
was   niy   pal���were   trying   a   bit   of
THREE
course, their treatment is gratuitii us.
Rather they pay by being patient, by
letting many high society ladies play
at being nurses and as nurses coddle
them.
A beam,ful young woman appn .-: -
ed tin- cot where lay a soldier . ho
seemed in a bail way. He turned ln-
hcad one w;iy or another upoi I ���
pillow and  his  brow  was  a   vivid   rid.
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co., Ltd.
Phone Fair. 2500        Phone High. 226        Phone Fraser 41
B. C. ELECTRIC
Service on Fraser Avenue
and Victoria Road Lines
Subject to change without notice).
FRASER AVENUE.���Cars operate every 12 minutes throughout
the entire day from ihe South Vancouver terminus to Shaugli-
nessy Heights, passing through the Vancouver business district
via Powell, Cordova and Granville Streets.
VICTORIA ROAD.���Cars operate every 12 minutes throughout
the day from the South Vancouver terminus to Granville and
' Pender Streets, passing through the Vancouver business section via Hastings and Granville Streets.
N.B.���On both the above lines extra cars arc operated during
the rush hours on weekdays, these being in addition to the regular
service. Such cars operate only to Main and Powell Streets, and
may be known by the word "EXTRA" printed in skeleton red letters
across tile car sign.
SUNDAY  SERVICE.���On  Sundays  the  Victoria  Road  cars  will
run direct t., Stanley Park from 11 a.m. io S p.m.
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The
Telephone
THE ADVANCE AGENT. OF
Comfort and Convenience
FORMS  A  CLOSER  UNION   OF  HOME,
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SINCE the last issue of the CHINOOK, the Strand Cafe
management has raised two British flags in the Strand
dining room.
All the German help in the Strand kitchen and in the
Strand bar have been dismissed.
Miller, the head waiter, has taken pains to announce
that he is of Canadian birth, although having considerable
German blood in his veins.
"Tipperary" and "God Save the King" now ring out
from the much changed Strand premises.
J. A. Russell, L.L.B., says that the CHINOOK has distinctly libelled Mr. Miller, the head waiter at the Strand.
Mr. Russell has written the CHINOOK demanding apology, retraction, withdrawal.
At this grave crisis in the history of the Empire it
would be better that the CHINOOK be put out of business
than that its columns should be used to withdraw one word
or retract one statement printed for the protection of Canadian institutions.
nii.it     'What   about   going   out   and His flush apparently signalled a   -   ei
: fete-Inn   him  in.-   I  saj s to   Harry. ���f  nothing  under   111! degrees
"'I m   on,'   says    llarrv.   'but   walk i     .... ,������   ,     ���        ...  ,
���   ,       i ,. - '* _,    c "v Poor Doy     the in-all iful young
slow because I ve got a corn.     So we -, ,    , i
. ,    ������   i   i, i      n    i nurse murmured, as shi  benl ov<
got out oi  shelter and waked across    .     , ,   .    ,
i,     ,.    ,        , stricken   warrior   and   look   trom   h< r
lo  Captain  Jones. , ,,   ,.{. ,   ,
,,,,,  H  !' ,-    , ���    i ���   i trousseau  sack  a  sma 1     ilign-ed  bot-
llullo!   says Captain Jones,   wna . .... ,,
,,     ii,      - . v tie oi  perfume.    Le   me soothi
the detil do vou w.-mt r ,      ,
.. .,, , ,.,.-- pare nil   brow.
Ileg   j our   pardon,   savs   I,    1ml   n '
you'll   kindle   allow   me   and   Harry,      "x"-  '"'���  ""��� '  S���aned  the    '
we'll carry  you in and be  much ob-  v' : '""-' al"' turning his  face awa;
liged.'      * 'Oh do!   thi  angel of mercy plead-
"'Go back   you silly ass,' says Cap- ea-    "'���''' ""' n;i1'"' your face in p r-
i.-i.n   Jones, ''I'm   very much  obliged fame.    It will help you so!"
but  I'm done for.' "Aw, gel away," the trooper growl-
"'Begyour pardon.' -ays I. 'but me ed, unable to I"- polite any longer.
and Harry hfuggins would be very "You're tlie ninth lady that's bathed
much obliged if you'd let us carry you my faci in cologne in the last hour
in.' And there we stood arguing with and my fori i d blistered already."
bullets coming 'round like rain. By- ���he sweet young thing Hushed and
and-by,  he   -ays  'I   s'ec  the  only  way   retired.
to get rid of you is to let you take Tl], s,,���.v fits v,-��� .,, ., T Str-,11
me tn So we lifted him up and wi |in.,, ,,|t. CasJno ,,m. aftcrnoon ;��� the
earned him very carefully and by- tea hour T)],.r,. is ,,,, gamb|jng go
it  him  to a shelter of a i.--
:md-bv   in
United Press Correspondents
Give Racy Stories of Great War
CHINOOK Gives Its Readers Exclusive War News Supplied by
The United Press Service
By William G. Shepherd
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
PARIS. -May 15.���(By Mail to New
York).���You can't exactly say that
the allies aren't sticking together but
you do come across lots of quarrelling between them. That is, not between the soldiers, but between the
civilians; the folks who haven't gone
off to fight, but who take their duty-
out in talking.
There are plenty of fine strong
men of every nationality, here in Paris; of every nationality except
French. If the history books which
arc studied a quarter of a century
from now are as muddled in their stories of the Great War as these men
of cflfferent nationalities, here in Paris, life is going to be a burden for
the school kid of 1940.
Thi'}' say that General I-'rcnch was
outnumbered three to one at Ihe battle of Ypres," said a Russian to me,
"It's not true. Why, seven-eighths ofj
the German army was over on the eastern front fighting the Russians ai j
that time. It was the Russians tint
saved the little iinglish army, because
we took so many German soldiers
away from France."
If you're a Frenchman or an Englishman you can take up the issue
with this Russian artist in Paris, any
time, you please, and get as pretty a I
little inter-ally scrap as you wan'..
However, if you're an Englishman,
you -won't quarrel with the Russian,
because you'll  have your hands  filled
With    imllr'.M��t..    Tf I-    '
with your elderly French friends who
couldn't get into the army because of
their age. "What! General French
saved Paris!" one nf them exclaimed.
"Absurd. Why lie and his little English army was so far down south alter thte retreat from Mons that it took
them' two days to get back to the
French lines to support them. 11 was
not General French who saved Paris."
"Rotl" I've heard an Englishman
answer; "we allies must stick together and so I won't quarrel with you."
And just about this time another
Frenchman  will  chime  in:
"It wasn't Foche, who saved Paris.
It  was  General  Manotiry."
"But Foche got orders to hold his
line when the Germans were advancing," says the first Frenchman, "and
he sent- back word. "I can hold no longer.    1 must attack."
Now this starts a quarrel between
the two Frenchmen,
"Ah! That's all very fine and true,
but Manotiry, with his little army,
came tip against the German flank,
from Amiens, when the Germans didn't even know there was a Manoury
army." says the second Frenchman,
"and he drove Von Kluck away from
Paris."
"It wasn't Foche or Manotiry cither',' chimes in a third Frenchman. "It
was Gallieni who saved Paris. Gall-
ieni got together an army of 60.000
men in Paris on September S and he
sent them out from Paris in taxicahs
to the Manic and this fresh strength
turned the tide against the Germans.
It was Gallieni who did it."
"Who was it who saved Paris?"
"I don't believe in the bally allies
quarrelling." he says; "but it was
General French and his 70.000
Englishmen who did it. The Germans didn't know they were anywhere
near the Marne and when General
Von Kluck turned his flank toward
the Marne and started east to meet
the forces of the Crown Prince of
Germany. General French saw- that
he had him. and he struck at him like
lightning and routed him. It was the
greatest thing ever done in human
warfare. Faris was saved that day."
"Yes. without a doubt," speaks up
one of the Frenchman, who has beer,
quarrelling with his compatriots.
"History will probably say that the
English saved Paris. History is always twisted rruind to give the English the best of it. Twenty-five years
from now little children will be spanked in school for not remembering the
date on which the English rescued
Paris from the German hordes."
And with this bit of sarcasm he
leaves the cafe, muttering that everybody knows that it was General Jof-
fre who really saved Paris.
Yes. indeed! The allies are stick [
ing together; that is. the soldiers OH
the allies are slicking together, But,
with tin civilians of the allies it i-
quitf another matter. You can s.v.
thus early in the Great War. thai
three sets of histories are going to
be written, telling about what the allies did in 1915. And these histories
are going to disagree just as radically
as do the talkers of all nations in the
cafes of  Paris.
* * +
By  Wilbur  S.   Forrest
(United Press Staff Correspondent)
LONDON, .May 12 (by mail to >,'. -.
York).���It's Mons now. fir it's
Ypres. And again it's -Veuve Cliapelle.
The hundreds of thrilling tales written around the Indian, East African.
| or Egyptian campaigns of the past
have been put on the shell". For already the brave deeds performed in tin-
Great War have dimmed the gallantry of British Tommies who fouglii
and bled through half a century fioni
Khartoum to Kimberley.
To distinguish  a   British officer .or
private of the future in  Londoi
rooms or clubs it will be to sa\
"He was at Mons." "He was'
ded   at   Ypres,"   or   "I
NVtive   Cliapelle."    Or
battle is to be emphasi
tea
wall   and   there   lie   lay.     ".Now   what
are you going to dor' he says.
"'I beg your pardon. sir.' [ says;
'it must be nearly dinner-time. S i we
sat there, me and Harry, and by-and-
by Harry sorts of gasps and says:
'I forgot lo take the meat off.' We'd
left our dinner frying in the trench.
They gave us the Distinguished Con-
! duct Medal for it ��� but it wasn't
much."
*  *  *
By  William   Philip  Simms
(United  Press  Staff  Correspondent)
NICE, May 10 (By Mail to New
York).���It's no use trying to get a-
way  from  the war.    It can't  be done.
In   many   ways   thi-  great   resort   is
a  million  miles   from  the  front.     It  is   ~."
such a spotless  town, such  a  uselesslj,"
b-oking place, full of people who look j!.'.'
as if they had been brought up under|    ,
glass  in  a   hothouse.    Still  the  inevitable soldier  with a limp, the  speeding  army-auto,   Red   Cross   hospital
signs,   and   other   war   reminders   are
all about.
And then there is the Casini   sittii g
out over the sea.    In this once gayest
of  place-,   similar  to  one  at     Monte
Carlo, the fashionable folk of  r ranee,
England,   Russia* and   the   Americans
play at being useful  to    the     Allies   ',"''   "
They   knit   socks   that   never   will   :;: Hets' .
any   foot,   save   a   di formed   fo it,
anv   soldier,   listen   to  opera   singers  ".
sing, and master-players  play. J.
Vice "-ets on one's nerves if one lias   *P
jusl come from win-re p opii   are real-
between   Vice   and   Dunkirk,   for   ex-  sessi
j ample,   is   the   difference   hetv   en   a  bnllia
white,   too-frequently-bathed     sachet  , cxpre
j powdered     poodle     '! 'u.     peacefully
snoozing in  the  arms of a  pampered
and pampering mistress and a brawny
mud-bespattered   Belgian  mastiff  ttit>
ing away at a car!  which it is    - I  "
his   master   draw.     You   instincti  ely
resent the one just as you instinctively like the other.
Commercial Nice i- mightily hard
j hit -iy the war. She deals in .- ��� ��� -
] tin idations for visitors, largely fi reign
visitors, and there arc in-, -ion- few
[of them just at present. Many-of
j the hotels are closed. Others art
open, running at reduced rates to attract enough guests to enable them
to weather the crisis. Still others have |
been transformed into hospitals for tl
course. I here is a stage
���'-.. |,,,) nf the gorgeous hall and
upon it a celebrated tenor is singing
something from om- of the operas, It
is war so he is not in costume; such
levity would ue out of place. In front
of him a fine orchestra is playing the
air. And all over the casino sitting
at little tables, sipping tea. or cocktails, or whiskey ;.; I - da, or mineral
water, or whi ti ei Irinks i ne pri fers,
is the audience, fafihiona le and satis-
lied with itselfi because it is working
for the army, - mtributing to the Final
Victory.
Then   are a few soldiers in the audi :   ���- - ildicrs most of whom are recovering   from   wounds     or     illness,
ihesi   are the useful element.    A very
ill percentage are ihe poseurs, of-
--   wii-i   wear   uniforms   well   but
"t   get   much   further   than     thai.
re an- Both   French and  English.
. lien  there are  the  fashionable  mothers   and   their   fashionable   daughters,
the   well-dressed   children   and   some
equally   well-cared  for  poodles.    Too.
there  are  the  cocottes,  many,   many
of   them.     They   swagger   about   and
knit   like   their   more   honest   sisters,
and make   yes and flirt in a very <!. ;.-
gerous  way to convalescents. The w  -
men. the honest kind and the 0 ici tl  -,
an   busy  with  needles, making wristlets,  mufflers  and "passe-montagnes."
nol   ���'  rgi wing  ���' i   !��� wly socks  whi. h
rs  lib
11   peoph   ca
- i   much.
mdemned to wear
g-bee,   concert-tea
the big croud in
nit they w; ar the
satisfiedness onlj
.ar.       They   I a  ���
I "ndi r j    eath      a say 1
If;
"Oh  I; 1.'"
' f   it's   a   long  way   from   the   Fr   ll
Boys who have carried water to the
M<
e was vvoun-
fought al
severity  of
1.  it   will'  be;
convalescent  and   sliglulv  wounded.      elephants   are   plentiful   enough.     Hut
Incidentally  these  invalided  soldiers  those   who   have  received  a   ticket   to
ti
Ypi
Or   "It
the   ktphngs
bundant   ma-
"ll   isn't  a   whit
doesn't   hold   a
Veuve Cliapelle.,^^^^^^^^^^^���
The tales that Kipling might have
written if his youth - were today; tin
-lories of action that Kitchener miglii
have figured in, and the brushes in
which (he Tommies of Khartoum
might have fought had the hands of
time .slipped back- several do/en years
arc now pouring in from the Flanders
front; but it remains for a new Kipling to conic along anil tell them as
they  should  be  told.
There are "Barrack Room Ballad-."
"Soldiers Three" and "Lights That
Failed" ���multiplied and
of tomorrow will find
tcrial.
b'or instance, there's a story about
Ihe private who gave his life to save
an officer. A brother officer told it
over bis whiskey and soda this afternoon  in London:
"There have been deeds in this war."
he said, "which put anything the Golden Age produced into the shade. I;
isn't because he's a soldier that I
speak of him in terms of praise; it
isn't because the man I'm thinking of
was a member of my own regiment,
but it's because he was a MAN". You
understand that one doesn't care to
gush about the things that have been
witnessed in this war. But how does
it strike you? The man I speak of
was a hero of the first type. He fell
beside a wounded officer of his own
regiment. The soldier was wounded
the leg, but realized that if help
didn't reach the officer soon he would
die* for night was coming on and the
enemy was sweeping the ground on
which they lay with continuous rifle
and machine gun fire. To get the officer back to the British line was impossible. It was ju.si as impossible
for the soldier with his shattered leg
to reach there himself. He dressed
his officer's htt-t and staunched the
blood.
"Night came on with bitter cold.
The man searched his pockets for a
box of matches and signalled by match
light, putting his bands up and down
to form the letters, and. using a match
for each, conveyed to the British lines
the fact that help was wanted. At the
first gleam of light he was shot at
from both sides, but he persevered,
and, though wounded again, succeeded in attracting attention in the British trench. Stretcher beareres brought
them both in. j
"And the sequel to that story." said
the officer, after a pans*   "is that the |
officer  was  saved  and  the  man  died.
And   he   died."   he   added,   '"rom   the I
pay   well   for   their   treatment.i    Vol j the   circus
that  they  have  to  pay  cash,   for,  oflingl)
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An' faith he'll prent it,"���Burns.
THE departure over the "shining trail" of the way-worn pathfinder,
Walter Moberley, whose impressive "laying to rest" took place
on Monday in Vancouver, reminds its that, to our shame, nothing
has hitherto been done either to reward or to perpetuate the name of
a man whose record of achievement in opening up the unknown wildernesses of British Columbia for the use and benefit of this and succeeding- generations, ought to be written indelibly on the pages of our provincial history. Are the men of today so wrapped up in money getting
or in the struggle for existence that we have no soul left to appreciate
and commemorate the sacrifice, indomitable courage and vision of these
hardy pioneers? Are our children to have no reminders of these men
whose deeds should serve as a perpetual inspiration and incentive to
noble action ? The Looker-On, in these columns, some time ago made a
simple and feasible suggestion which if carried out would in some degree remove this stigma from us in the case of Walter Moberley. This
suggestion he would now repeat. It is time the meaningless and discordant name of Coal Harbor was consigned lo oblivion and one more
worthy and euphonious conferred on that calm lagoon, the home of the
"butterfly fleet." What more fitting at this time when lie has left us
than that the name of Moberley Creek should be adopted! He was its
discoverer, as Noel Robinson tells us in his "Life of Walter Moberley."
To all intents and purposes
"He was the first that ever burst
Into that silent sea." )
It is to be hoped some definite steps will be immediately taken in
the direction indicated. If Mr. Noel Robinson and Mr. J. Francis Bur-
sill would take the initiative the Looker-On would willingly assist.
* * *
The ridiculous name of Coal Harbor reminds us that we arc not
very happy in the choice of place names in other directions. How utterly
devoid of imagination, for example, must have been the Mayor and Corporation who perpetrated the outrage of changing the beautiful name of
Westminster Avenue into Main Street! The present designation is an
entire misnomer. That is not the main street of the city. Granville or
Hastings might more fittingly be so called. The street docs not divide
the city cast and west. On the other hand Westminster Avenue it certainly is, being the trunk line to the Royal City. Would it be too much
to ask the present city council to rectify the absurd error of their predecessors and rebaptise the street? In any case the Looker-On prays
their worships to give a little more poetic consideration in the future conferring of place names.
' * * m
What is it the ordinary newspaper reader likes to see in the paper
he takes in? We know, of course, what a certain type of them don't
like. If they enjoy fat places or are- grafters under the existing order
of things, they don't like their newspaper to bring out into the open and
expose the abuses perpetrated by the Provincial or Municipal Governments under which they flourish. If they are interested in the liquor
traffic they naturally resent their newspaper advocating restrictions on
it or even the granting of votes to women which inevitably leads up to
the same point. But the ordinary, unbiassed, commonsense newspaper
reader, among whom the Looker-On classifies himself, demands after
up-to-date news, the truth of which has been verified before publication, absolutely independent; and fearless handling of public questions.
The need of today, especially in Vancouver at the present juncture of
affairs, is the newspaper of this type. In Provincial and civic affairs
we are certainly at a critical stage. An indictment is out against the
Provincial Government at the instance o fthe Ministerial Union, backed
by official documentary evidence so serious in character that it cannot
be ignored. The city is practically bankrupt. What are the causes that
have led up to these disastrous conditions? Enquiry and rectification is
the need of the hour. Here comes the opportunity for a fearless, independent press to strike for the public welfare. Searching enquiry, criticism and amending suggestions, free from fear or favor, are what the
ordinary newspaper looks for from the press. Shall we'look in vain?
Will they fail us?   The time is ripe when
"None should be for party,
But all be for the stale."
Our Premier (?), the sauve Sir Richard, is still abroad, but he continues to send occasional reminders in the form of cables that he is still
interested in our welfare. His very latest item of information is that hi
is trying to sell some of our fish to the French Government. Well, we
can only wish "success to his elbow." Possibly in this business he will
benefit the Province more than he did in selling the land of his country
in huge blocks to speculators who have done nothing to develope it, and
who have not even kept up their payments. At the same time, it appears to the Looker-On that the salary he draws from the Province is
a pretty stiff one for a fish salesman.
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Pantages Theatre
What do you think of a regular
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think of bucking bronchos, roping
-contests, shooting matches anil all
the favorite sports of Cattlcland, cowboys and cowgirls disporting themselves just as they do on their home
ranches oil the' great plains, all shown
with life-like realism on the stage of
a theatre? Well that's just wh.it you
are going to see as the headlttie feature at Pantages next week when Arizona Joe and his big band of punchers come to town.
Arizona Joe is a fatuous American
scout and Indian fighter who was re-
centlv secured for a limited tour by
Alexander Pantages at a large .salary, to illustrate the life of the Old
West. Mis troupe is composed of real
plainsmen who have distinguished
themselves on the range. There
no pretense about llieir performances,
they arc the real tiling.
Aside from this extraordinary he:i<
liner another feature of exceptional
importance will be the first showing
in Canada of motion pictures of the
last sailing of the ill-fated Lusitania
when she left New York for her doom
uy murderous German submarines.
The thrilling scent's of the departure
of the great ship, prominent personages, most of whom lost their lives,
going aboard, the busy scenes on tin-
many decks and all the incidents which
marked the event.
Other important acts listed will be
Leonard, Anderson & Co. in their
screaming travesty on the classics,
"When Caesar C's Her"; Edna North-
lane and Jack Ward, the Impromptu
Duo in their glittering array of songs
and dances; Miss Veiiita Gould, the
brilliant young cumniedienne and impersonator in imitations of famous
artistes, and the Three Rianos in their
unique conception "September Morn
In Africa," which has been enthusiastically praised by the critics wherever
it has appeared. All things considered, the coming bill will be one of the
most notable of the season.
PANTAGES
Unequalled       Vaudeville      Meant       PantafM
Vaudeville
E.  D.   Graham,  Resident  Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
ARIZONA JOE
And   His   Band   of   Cowpunehers   in
"PASTIMES    OF    THE   PLAINS"
FIRST MOTION PICTURES of the
Last Sailing of the
Lusitania
5  ���  OTHER  GREAT ACTS  ��� 5
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20.   9.15
Admission���Matinees,     15c.;     nights,
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
Steamer New Delta
SUMMER SCHEDULE
On   and  after   Saturday,   May   1st,
Steamer New Delia will leave from
FERRY  WHARF     .
(Foot of Columbia Ave.)
For PORT MOODY
andlOCOf11^^1)
DAILY   EXCEPT SUNDAYS
At 6.30 a.m., 9.30 ;\m. and 2.30 p.m.
Returning leave Port Moody at
S.OO a.m., 11.00 a.m. and 4.45 p.m.,
except Saturday, when she will
leave Port Moody at 12.00 a.m.
SUNDAYS
Leave Vancouver at 1.30 p.m. and
8.00 p.m.
Leave   Port   Moody' at   4.45   p.m.
and 9,20 p.m.
Express or Parcels Reasonable
Rates
STEAMER LEAVES ON TIME
This   Schedule   subject   to   change
without  notice
South Hill Theatre
This popular playhouse is again to
the lore this week with a splendid
showing of high-class "movie" films.
The last episode of the "Million Dollar Mystery" drew a large and enthusiastic house and the management
are to be complimented on being able
to  secure  such   a   high-grade   feature.
Wednesday night saw the reappearance of our old friends the "Amateurs," and from the initial performance it would seem as if the talent
was getting better all the time.
Manager Young is to be complimented on the way he conducts his
house.- Comfort, music and general
excellence of all features are his
watchwords, and this theatre is certainly making a name for itself a-
mong the theatre going public of
Greater Vancouver.
Canadian Tipperary
* * *
Are the people of this Province going to sit down much longer under the peculiar conditions existing in Governmental matters just now?
No Parliament! No Premier! No apparent intention of convening a
new Parliament! A singular state of affairs truly in a democratic country! A "one-man" control under the great "I Am," the Attorney-General ! What is the Liberal Party going to do about it ? Are they alive
to their great opportunity?   The Looker-On pauses for a reply.
Last week the Looker-On stated his certainty that the dastardly
sinking of the "Lusitania" would so enrage and stiffen the shipyard
workers on the Clyde, where she was built, that if it were correct, as alleged, that there had been any idling or slacking in that industrial quarter, it would immediately cease. News now comes thence that representatives of employers and workmen have sent an assurance to the Premier that he may count upon them for the last possible ounce. "Dinna
tread on the Scottish thistle." That is Scotia's reply to German "fright-
fulness."
PRETENDED "WAR TAXES"
DO NOT PRODUCE THE
REVENUE EXPECTED
Th
irv."
:la le,
gent,
giiL
following  parody  on   "Tipper-
writes   Private   R.   W.   Trnws-
First   Canadian   Contin-
pen of a  Winnipeg
of   til
ii   from  the
in invalid,
The "War Budget," brought i]pv/n
by the Hon. Mr. White went into effect so far as tariff matters generally
were concerned on February 12th
last. The stamp tax, however, was not
levied until April 15th. Thus the last
fifteen days of April was the first
real test of Mr. White's Pretended
"War Taxes" as a Revenue Producer.
What is the Result?
Instead of an increased revenue as
was predicted by Mr. White it has
fallen off over two million dollars
over the preceding month.
Here are the figures:
1915
February    $10,523,344
March      11,641,970
April         9,627,787
Was Sir Wilfred Lauricr right when
he stated in his Budget Speech that
these new taxes would produce little
or no additional revenue?
Jack Canuck" stands for the average Canadian, just as "John Bull"
typifies an Englishman; and "Janey
Canuck'' is the name applied to a
Canadienne.���Editor.
Jack  Canuck  set out for London one
October day
(England couldn't do without him, so
the  experts  say);
Left   the  girls  all  sad  behind  him���
though they don't complain,
And if you hint that he'll forget them,
this is their refrain:
Chorus:
He's a long way from the Prairies,
He's a long way to go;
He's a long way from the Prairies
And the girls he used to know.
Take heed,  Picadilly!
Hands off, Leicester Square!
He's a long, long way from the Prairies, '
But his heart's right there.
From the transport Jack wrote homeward, shaky was his pen,
Saying, "Everything is tip-top, Janey
1    dear," and then,
"Should you miss some fond endearments, don't think mc to blame,
Remember there's a Censor waiting
���hoping you're the same."
"T'm not very good at waiting," Janey
did reply.
"Never   had   much   practice,   but   I'll
surely  try;
Some  may  call   me  fickle  but  don't
fear that I'll forget,
There may be other men as good���but
I've not seen them yet!" i I
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 1915
BRITISH COLUMBIA CHINOOK
FIVE
t
British Columbia Chinook
PUBLISHED
Every Saaurslay by tht Greater Vancouver Publishtri Limited
Georte M. Murray. Editor
HEAD OFFICE:
Corner  Thirtieth  Avenue  and   Main  Street,   South   Vancouver,   B. C.
Edhor'a Office Burna Drug Co., Vancouver Block, Phone Sey. 5450
The Mad King keeps spies at the entrance to
ihe Municipal Hall who sneer at the employees as
they enter and hiss at them and say "Leeches,
bloodsuckers!"
NIGHT  CALLS Fairmont   1946 1
Kriiilered  at  the  Poat  Office   Department,  Ottawa,   aa  Second   Class
Mail Matter
born and the Britishers of his kingdom when he said
I^T^^A^ep,"^:::::::::::::::::::F.L^r;54:L;'hatin the old country they -lived on the smeii of ���
rag."
The Mad King, all being considered, is quite a
man. He presides over a council made up of very
good and reliable men but they seem to be unable
to check him.
It would be good business if the ratepayers of
South Vancouver would petition the Provincial
Government to have the Mad King removed from
office. His being elected as reeve proves that in
municipal affairs it is very dangerous to experiment
with freaks.
dreds of them have already pleaded with the De
partment  of Justice  to  allow them  their  freedom
that they might join their brothers in the fight against
, the Kaiser.    The Department of Justice has, how-
Some time ago the Mad King insulted the British | ever, turned a deaf ear to the pleading of the num-
Of the men in the Canadian prisons today, hun-  MR. MARTIN COULD slip away to London
and return to Vancouver in a shorter space than it
would take the average lawyer to make up his mind
to take a week-end at Chilliwack.
SUBSCRIPTION RATES:
To  all  pointa  in   Canada,   United  Kinidom,   Newfoundland,   New
-lealand, and other Britiah Possessions:
$1.50 a Year
Postage to American, Europeat  and other Foreign Countriea, $1.00
*cr year extra.
"The truth at all times firmly atan-ls
And shall from age to age endure."
WE BUY TOO MUCH; SELL TOO
LITTLE
TjANKS and financial houses are not usually
���*"' anxious to lend out money to businesses which
are badly managed or over capitalized. A statement for the year which shows that twice as much
money has gone out of the concern as has come in
���would be poor evidence upon which to base a claim
for further assistance from any bank.
Financial men take into consideration also the
.character of the men at the heads of enterprises
-which seek loans.
It is not surprising therefore that the business men
THE BEST COMPLIMENT that could be paid
.icrcd convicts.
r. i j .i   . .i     r> t i-       i    ^e B.C.E.R. Company is the character of the band
it would seem that the Liovernrnent oi Canada     , ,     ,       T     ,��� r   .     A   ,    D ,
oi men who form the directorate of the Auto rub-
DOMINION TRUST LIKE LIQUOR
TRAFFIC
would only be doing the fair thing if they tested out
a policy of allowing convicts to enlist for active service. Possibly it would not be fair to give the hopeless the privilege of laying down their lives for the
flag. Nor would it be fair to give publicity to every case where a prisoner has joined the colors.
Canada's real bad men are not to be found in the
jails. They have their freedom and enjoy the good
things of the land. Moreover no one ever noticed
where they have made any particular rush to join
the colors.
Indeed at this time space in the jails and pene-
lic Service Company, an organization formed to
"help" the jitney drivers.
THE CASE OF THE jitney drivers would be
much stronger if they put Messrs. Gitchell, Purvis,
Ryan, et al in one of the jitney cars and headed the
vehicle on a non-return journey.
THE EDITOR OF THE "Frontier Signal,"
Grande Prairie, Alberta, is a strong supporter of
the E. D. and B. C. railroad project.    The rival
jails with the aliens.    Nothing would look so well
in a Canadian penetentiary yard as a parade of in-
MR. H. H. STEVENS, M.P., is one of thoselterned Germans doing the goose step,
dangerous politicians who plays heavily to the |
church people.   He makes a great shine occupying
tentiaries is too valuable to allow it to be monopol- j newspaper circulating in Grande Prairie is opposed
ized by the less dangerous grade of alien prisoners, j to the road. Why not settle the transportation and
Let the better class of prisoners loose and fill the I political difficulty by importing from Vancouver a
regiment of jitney cars?
pulpits at odd times. It is not surprising that Mr
Stevens, finding a chance of being present in honorable company, delivered a strong temperance speech
the other night. All this becomes a public man, if
he is sincere.
The Dominion Trust debacle caused much
sorrow and anguish.   Like the immense li-i
of British Columbia complain that the banks do not|qu^:^affk carriedI on in this country, the
treat them too considerately. The Province of British Columbia is one of the most extravagantly managed concerns on the face of the earth. It is a concern which is a borrower and a mendicant in the
money markets of the world. It is a concern with
marvellous possibilities and exceeding natural wealth
and a monopoly in its particular field, but it has
been worked and exploited to death by promoters
���company promoters and political promoters.
British Columbia goes abroad for her food,
though having vast fields of her own which might
be tilled.   She goes abroad for her coal, copper and
Dominion Trust was a plum for the politi
cian. Brother Stevens for a long time had
his office, with "M.P." 'graved on the door,
next door to the late Mr. Arnold's office.
Mr. Bowser's was on the next floor up. Brother Stevens worked the oracle at Ottawa i
and secured for the Dominion Trust Com-
A REAL NEWSPAPERMAN
IN the past few weeks great changes have been
made in the newspaper field in Vancouver. With
the exception of the old and reliable "Province,"
there has been a readjustment of every other newspaper property in the city.
Col. Nelson, editor of the Kansas City "Star"
was one of the greatest newspapermen in America.
'Collier's Weekly," in printing Col. Nelson's obituary, said as follows:
"This our obituary of William Rockhill Nelson,
! shall be no sugary 'tribute.' The founder and edi-
; tor of the Kansas City 'Star' would not want that.
IT HAS BEEN vouched for that Germans in
Hamilton and Toronto rejoiced at the sinking of
the "Lusitania." In one case, two of them chuckled over the disaster and said within the hearing of
one man: "Aha' That will put the fear of God in
them!" How long will Canada permit these enemies of her peace and liberties to walk about free
to express their dastardly opinions and to spy and
frustrate our warlike measures when opportunity offers?���Peterborough Daily Review.
* * *
THE CITY OF GRAND FORKS charges oil
brokers $25.00 a day for the privilege of selling oil
shares within the city limits. Vancouver should import some of the Grand Forks city fathers.
v * *
pany the Federal Charter which was such an i,   1 c        in     i      i     i    i-     ���    ,1     i .<
1 and oamuel Bowles���by kicking in the door with
He took his place in journalism's Hall of Fame-
and it was a high place, up beside Horace Greeley | pATRI0TS  JN  THE  Boundary  country are
assistance in the bleeding of the innocents, f^ Sa,T  Bfow,e.^   T/l '" *?, ^ ? I evadinS ,he war tax b>' mailing. letters on the Uni-
t, " i hob-nai ed boots.     1 ve tried to be gent e and dip-  . j o, ,       -j      r .i     r tl    rw iL    ���
  I,        .   , . i ���     l   ..      r, ,      ! ted btates side of the line.     1 he Uttawa authori-
*""*""* iomatic,   he once explained,   but 1 ve never done  .-     i        l       ��� r        j   r .l-       j,l .-        -n
... ..     '        ,   '., ,.      ties have been informed of this and the practice will
well in my stocking iect.     He was set on doing i    ��t0DDecl
things, and if you got in his way he stepped on yourj # * *
PRO-PRUSSIAN JOURNALISM
T  ASTweek the CHINOOK printed certain factsLeck   To describe his personaljty vou had a cb
a choice;
"TEN  CENTS BUYS  enough  chloroform  for
Lj bringing forward the necessity of interning ra- between dominant'and'domineering.'    His friends! . ,  .
,,       ,   ,     ��� ,.   .,   , ( , I bid Germans who are partaking of British hospitali- ri||pr] u:m 'Colonel'- hi, enemies 'Ra��� '    Hp had an ��Peratlon-   ran a Part of thc advertisement of the
iron, though having unhmited resources of her own.  ,        i   . ., ,���      ���   i i ���     ���   d    v ��� [ v-oionei , nis enemies Baron,     "e had ��� R   , f       ^   . ,        Th. m��t nf nn.M
���ty and at the same lime indulging in Pro-kaiser ex- ]nn r���c,^f f������ Ukol. (*������t���.. ��������� f���������j I,;- ���,JKed ^ross Society on tag day.    I he cost of opera-
Jno respect for labels (sometimes you found his pa-
She goes abroad for her clothing, for her shoes, for press;().,.-.
her furniture, for building materials for her public      ti   ,        > , i , ,  , .
,' 1 hat we nave received intimation irom the pro- dent and a Democratic candidate for governor),
her binders L . .l���, �����..... i i r.      __n I l ���. _r���_:j -r. __.. . .r      Ichlorotorr
jper supporting a Republican candidate for Presi-
tions must be coming down.    The last doctor's bill
buildings, for her waggons, her plow?,
which came to our notice specified a fee of $15 for
els j per quarters thai our efforts have been of some small !?.nd he wasn't afraid of any man or set of men un-,
���for every blessed thing she requires.    She goes!service to the authorities is sufficient in itself to make!der heaven.    The subscriber who paid a'dime a '
abroad for her university staff, for her engineers, for iup for the ill-timed insinuations printed against the week for thirteen papers got the same impartial hear-! * " ~ WH11 L LAUrsJJKfLb of V ancouver
her technical experts while the universities of the CHINOOK in the Vancouver "Sun" and "News-; ing in his court as a big department store or a theatre. Icontlnue f ' advertising campaign against i!v
world contribute to her ranks of unemployed.
If the people of British Columbia, as represented
Advertiser." I He never took any back talk from advertisers; hi<=' Chinese.    If it's necessary to carry a Chinese popu-
It is surprising that the "News-Advertiser," the!payer went into every home in Kansas City, and \latlon- lf wouId bf m,uch fetter to permit the China-
organ of thc Government, exhibits from day to day j they needed him in their business. Though the men to weal in,the laundries than to allow them to
in the Government of the day, are prepared to allow |sucn tenfJer fee|ings Awards the Prussians who find'Star' was carrying hundreds of dollars* worth of ���rce vounS whlle u'omen out of employment in
the Province to be conducted on such a basis, it is j domicile ��� on this Peninsula.    All anti-German ar- advertising for liquors and beer, he enthusiastically!    ancouver homes.
little wonder that the eastern banking corporations
and the outside financial houses are shutting down
upon the people of British Columbia.
All that Mr. Joseph Martin may say of the alleged monopoly held by the banks of Canada may
be true, but there is no reason to expect that if the
people of Canada had absolute control of the banks
that the banks would be very free in lending money
either to thc Government of British Columbia, the
municipalities of British Columbia or the people of
British Columbia under the conditions which obtain
here at present.
There is only one remedy and that is that there
be a change in the management of the affairs of the
Province���a change which will inaugurate a period
of sane development and production.
tides appearing in the "News-Advertiser" deal with ! approved Governor Folk's efforts to enforce the j .
subjects far, far away from Vancouver or Canada.! Sunday-closing law.    The brewers and distillers, j A CHINAMAN LOOKS far better behind  a
It indulges in the stereotyped criticism of German! a"d their allies, warned him to shut up or they would washtub in a public laundry than a marriageable
"kultur," but would not lend its columns to the set-"I withdraw their advertising.    He threw them all out  young white woman.
ting forth of the fact, for instance, that the munici- j his columns and never let them in again.    Today
pality of Point Grey employs men who are still Ger-' no Pr'ce would seem too exorbitant to these gentry! AT $3.00 A WEEK a Chinaman has a fighting
man citizens. I if only they could get back.    The manager of a chance to live, but a young woman has not.
If the daily press of Vancouver, particularly the i theatre once tried similar tactics.    Colonel Nelson
V    V     ��
THE MAD KING OF DENMARK
OOUTH VANCOUVER, the second largest
**^ municipality in the Province and possibly the
fairest, is falling upon evil days. Her credit has
departed with the hope of the business men and the
property owners of the district. This is a direct result of the bad advertising the municipality has received at the hands of the character who is at present reeve of the district.
This man is likely to do almost anything, and
the possibilities are the next development at the
Municipal Hall will be the crowning of the reeve.
He would, in that event, take on the title of King,
and it would not be surprising if his retainers in the
district should dub him the Mad King, and having
gone that far give him the title of The Mad King of
Denmark.
The Mad King carries about with him a bodyguard in the shape of a lackey who handles dirty
���work for him and who keeps him informed on the
Movements of his enemies. Employees of the
Municipal Hall, including one very estimable young
lady of high character and splendid ability, the
Mad King has named "leeches, blood suckers" and
what not.
Government press, continue to refrain doing its duty
by the flag and opening its columns to the exposure
of alien enemies domiciled in this city, the impression
is bound to get abroad that the iron hand of Prus-
sianism extends to this Province and demands protection for German citizens in this'community.
Vancouver's sons are being crucified, disembowelled, asphyxiated, and while wounded upon the
battle field have been bayoneted by thc German
warriors. Prisoners on German soil have been put
under the knife by German surgeons, we are informed from reliable sources.
Surely this is no time for Vancouver's papers to
deal with local Prussian problems in articles of milk
and water. This is a time for the manhood of the
country to assert itself and may God help the country if the men who should be properly leaders of
public thought are allowed to develop a sexless sort
of journalism which offers protection to the Kaiser's
people resident in the Province who hum the Chant
of Hate in the public eating houses, on the routes
of His Majesty's mail, in hotel kitchens, in provision stores, in the offices of Municipal Halls and in
the corridors of Government buildings.
told
Great
i    hm'\?UV��lT and out >'��" stav!'   -rea;  ;���������.   : ������;        ���;-'���!     ,:   ��� ,i,.. !������,,:   ���
players���Maude Adams  among  them���appeared
e .Adams among tnem
at that theatre, but the 'Star' ignored them, am
Kansas City knew not of their coming and going.
The editor who docs things in this fashion makes
enemies. But when he was talked of as the Taft
Administration's Ambassador lo France, Colonel
Nelson ended the discussion by saying that the editor of the 'Star' regarded himself as holding a place
of greater responsibility and usefulness than any within the gift of the President or the electorate."
B
BY THE WAY    m
���voun8
, i Canada is being shed so freely for the defence of
the Empire, some attention should be paid to encouraging race development. Girls who break their
backs washing and ironing in public laundries have
a poor chance of ever becoming the mothers of
healthy, rugged young Canadians.
�� f -v
IN BRITISH COLUMBIA the ratio of men to
women among the whites is as ten to one. Surely,
therefore, it should not be necessary to drive white
girls into employment in the laundries.
GIVE EVERYONE A CHANCE TO
FIGHT
CONFINED in the prisons throughout the Do-
. minion of Canada are thousands of able-bodied
men, all of whom have some good in them and most
of whom have more good than evil in them.
These men are engaged, in the penetentiaries, at
trades of various kinds. All of them are putting in
time and very few of them are probably given an
opportunity of improving their time.
Meantime the war goes on and the best blood of
the country is already at the front. Our resources
of men have by no means been exhausted. Like the
natural resources of British Columbia, the surface
has merely been scratched.
HAVING PLACED the humble hump backed!
salmon in an honorable place among the nations, Sir |
Richard now returns to see what can be done to
pacify the suckers which abound   in   the   political
streams of British Columbia.
* * *
"LAWYERS ARE A BAD LOT; there might
be some good ones, however," quoth the Mad King
of South Vancouver. "Was Mr. Woodworth a
good one, your wusship," enquired the irrepressible
Russell amid boisterous laughter.
IT WILL NEITHER be a surprise nor a disappointment to the public to know that 'The Crisis"
does not bear the impratur of the Rev. Dr. Sipprell,
who is the spiritual adviser to the editor of the
"News-Advertiser."
THE HON. JOSEPH MARTIN possesses more
vigor to the square inch than any other man in the
city. Kamloops papers which have just reached
Vancouver devote columns to a speech delivered
by Mr. Martin in that city last Saturday night. No
one apparently knew that Mr. Mai tin had been out
of the city.
We are manufacturers of
DIAMOND  CHICK FOOD
which has no equal   for   chickens.
The Best  SEED   POTATOES
which are guaranteed to grow.
LAWN  GRASS SEED which
will make your lawn beautiful.
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MOUNT PLEASANT
FEED STORE
Z5S Broadway Ea*t (cor. Kiaftwajr)
Phone Fairmont 18(
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BRITISH COLUMBIA CHINOOK
SATURDAY. MAY 22, 1915
SUCCESS
Awaits those who are prepared to accept their business opportunity
when it presents itself.   Hundreds of
OPPORTUNITIES
Will present themselves in the great revival of business following tht
war. If you are wise, you will get your training now and be ready
for your opportunity.
Our Winter Term Opens Monday, Jan. 4
See us about it NOW'.     The information costs you nothing.
Success Business College
Limited
E. Scott Eaton, B.A., Principal
CORNER TENTH AVENUE AND MAIN STREET
Fairmont 2075 VANCOUVER, B.C.
EDUCATION
PARENTS SHOULD HAVE THEIR
DAUGHTERS
ATTEND THE
Burrard School for Girls
1242 BURRARD STREET
Miss B. H. CARTMILL, Principal.
FOR TERMS, Telephone Seymour 1847, or call in person.
Phone Seymour 1946
ENGLISH COLLEGIATE SCHOOL
1150 ROBSON STREET, VANCOUVER, B.C.
Miss HILDA A. POMEROY, Principal
Certificated at the Board of Education, England.
Trained at Bishop Otter College, Sussex.
Associate of Arts- at Oxford University.
Certificated at Trinity College of Music���Piano and Harmony.
English Literature and Science Distinctions at Examination.
SUBJECTS TAUGHT.
ALL ELEMENTARY STUDIES (Preparatory i.nd otherwise).
and
NEEDLEWORK (Plain and Fancy).
DRAWING AND PAINTING (All branches).
MATHEMATICS.    Matriculation Syllabus, London University.
BOTANY AND NATURE STUDY.   With Microscopy if desired.
LANGUAGES (By arrangement).
TAILOR DRESS-CUTTING AND MAKING  (London Academy).
SWIMMING, PHYSICAL CULTURE, ATHLETICS, ETC. '
ENGLISH LITERATURE (Poetry and Prose).
Pupils of any age prepared in any of the above subjects, by arrangement, DAY or EVENING.
TERMS
Parents are requested to call in person and interview Miss Hilda A.
Pomeroy, Principal English Collegiate School
GLADSTONE   HOTEL
* The Violinist a
gem of a story by one of the most brilliant humorists of the day. I
The author of "Spanish Gold" herein  relates a sprightly American damsel's method of putting  a  stolid  and  aggressive  Teuton |
in his place.
By George A. Birmingham
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Mill: Foot of Ontario Street, Fraser River
Phone: Fraser 97
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY
CANADIAN   CEDAR
LUMBER CO.
Manufacturers of
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HIGH-GRADE CEDAR LUMBER AND LATH
Wholesale and Retail
GRIMMETT P. O., SOUTH VANCOUVER
P. M. HAMILTON F_ WILLIS
XT was my sister who arranged
that I should escort Mrs. Curtis and her daughter to Venice. I did
not want t" go there, and I had tin-
strongest possible objection to going
there with two American ladies whom
1 did not know; but when Edith settled the matter t gave in. Edith lias
always managed me. It' she had proposed the whole plan at once I might
have resisted her, but she tool* me, so
to speak, by easy stages, letting me
in for the expedition first, and then,
when I was committed to that, springing the Americans on me.
Young Renard, of Renard and Gol-
ding, publishers, met me in the club
otic day, and asked me to write the
letterpress of one of his new series
of illustrated guide-books. He offered me $400, and explained exactly
what  he wanted.
"Not ii revised Baedeker." lie said,
"but a volume of chatty essays."
Venice, il appeared, was the place I
was to chat about. You know the
son of thing I mean," lie <aid. "'Evening Hours in St. Mark-.' 'Morning
Strolls  Among the  Gondolas.'"
"You can't stroll among the gondolas," 1 said. "But I think I understand."
My idea was to write the book comfortably in London. There was not
the slightest necessity for me to go
to Venice. T have been there twice,
and could buy a guide-book of the orthodox kind so as to get my facts
right. It was Edith who put a slop j
to that plan. She said that it would
not be honest for me to write the bonk
without making a special expedition
to the place. It surprised me to hear
her say this, for Edith is not usually
strong on the ethics of authorship,
She regards the writing of books as I
a trade, not an art.
"No great book." she said, "can be J
written without serious effort. What
you must do is to steep yourself ill
the atmosphere of the place, wander
day after day through the palaces of
the old nobility, brood over the traces
of the glorious past, and that sort of
thing."
"Very well." I said. "If you think
I ought to I shall, but you can't
make a guide-book literature no mailer what you soak yourself in. And
there won't be much of Rcnard's $400
left   when  I've done."
"The Curtiscs," said Edith, casually
about an hour later, "are going to
Venice next week."
"I start tomorrow." I said. "Otherwise I should, ol* course, have liked
to travel with them."
"Don't be ridiculous," said Edith.
"Next week will suit you quite as
well, and Mrs. Curtis told me that
she always liked to have a man to
travel with. Besides, Bessie is an
extremely nice girl."
"I haven't met her." I said, "but 1
remember votl telling me that she'd
make an excellent wife lor a literary
man."
"So she would. She has a very
nice little fortune. The father wasn't
vulgarly rich, but he was comfortable.
Mrs. Curtis is doing Europe to complete Bessie's education. Pictures
and statues, you know, and architecture and old furniture, just what a
literary man wants in a wife."
"I'm not really literary," 1 said.
"After all, guide-books don't appeal
to the cultured minority."
1 do not know what other literary
men want in their wives, but I am
quite clear that I do not want a veneer of Italian art glued over a solid
structure of American dollars. The
Curtiscs were Edith's latest friends.
She had only known them about Jt
week when she discovered that Bessie
was just the wife for mc. This, and j
all Edith told me about her, prcjud-,
iced mc against thc girl. 1 successfully avoided meeting the Curtises by
refusing all Edith's invitations for
two months; but, of course. I had to
receive them in the end. I did on
the way lo Venice.
I did not see anything of them between London and Xewliaveu. 1 put
them into one compartment, and travelled in another myself on the pica
oi wanting to smoke. I had no chance
of talking lo them on tire steamer. 1
was frankly seasick. Mrs. Curtis was
what she called "uncomfortable."
Bessie lunched on board, and afterwards appreciated thc beauty of the
sea   rather   unsynipahetically.
It was in the train after leaving
Dieppe (hat 1 began to know Mrs.
Curtis. My acquaintance with Bessie
ripened later. Mrs. Curtis, I discovered, is one of those people who cannot travel in a railway carriage unless
the window is open. She is also the
kind of person who secures a comer
seat with her back to the engine.
Open windows do not harm any one
in that position. I had to sit with
my face to thc engine, and I had a
stiff neck before we reached Rouen.
Also, my hands, face and collar were
black with smuts. Bessie sat beside
her mother, and slept profoundly.
We dined in Paris, and afterwards
got our berths in thc sleeping car. 1
was earning $400 by my excursion, so
I felt entitled to such comfort as
Wagon-lits afford. Bessie's berth
was paid for, I suppose, out of her
"nice little fortune." But the charges
of thc International Sleeping Car
Company are high, and Bessie's fortune will not last long if she squanders it���unless, indeed, it is much
larger than  Edith  seemed to  think.
With Mrs. Cutris' financial position
I was not concerned. There was no
question of my marrying her. But
I hoped that thc berths in her compartment would be behind the window. If they were, and if, as I expected,  she   occupied  the  lower  one
sin- would have as many smuts as she
wanted all over her body before morning, and perhaps a bad cold.
At live o'clock in the morning thc
sleeping car attendant wakened me
to give me some coffee the kind of coffee which is sold at unhallowed hours
on the platforms of French railway
Stations. It comes to the consumer in
large white bowls, and has quantities
of sugar in ii. I took my bowl gratefully ,and heard the attendant knocking ai the door of the next compartment, that ni which the Curtises were.
They, lo,,, took the coffee, thankfully
at first, but a minute later there was
a row. Mrs. Curtis opened thc door.
"Man, man,'' she called.
Then, remembering she was in
France, she called: "Gareon, garcon."
This apparently attracted the attention of the attendant, for she went
on:
"Jamais, jamais, I nevr take sugar
in  my  cafe.    Jamais, do  you  hear?"
Ii is the boast of the International
Sleeping Car Company that its attendants speak all ordinary languages.
Hut Mrs. Curtis tried our man too
high. By way of making things easier
for him, she pronounced her English
with an elaboroatc French accent, saying "Nevair" and "Soogaar." This
puzzled the man, and Bessie came to
her mother's rescue. I could hear her
plainly, because she spoke distinctly
and \ cry clearly.
"Madame ma mere," she said. "ne
prend pas dans son���no, sa ���no son
���anyhow, dans cafe."
I had gathered from Edith that Bessie's education was complete except
for Ihe finishing touches to be supplied by Italian an; but it seemed to
me that she might with advantage
spend a year or two more at French.
I   felt it  my duty  to interfere.
I am not a good linguist; bin I felt
tolerably confident that the man
would understand English if I spoke-
it in a natural way. I opened the
door, and put my head out.
The attendant was standing in the
corridor in his neat brown uniform.
Bessie, in a pale-blue dressing gown,
With her hair in a long pig-tail was
also in ihe corridor, pushing a bowl
of coffee into  the  man's  hands.
"Cafe sans ancun sacre," she said,
"sans oticiin  du tout."
My impulse was to withdraw, but
Bessie saw me, and appealed lo me
for help in her struggle with ihe dense
stupidity of a man who could not
understand either English or French.
1 did not venture to go out, because
I had no dressing-gown, only a siiii
of pyjamas, bin I told the man that
Mrs. Curtis wanted coffee without
sugar, lie explained quite intelligibly
in English, that coffee without sugar
was unobtainable at that station,
Bessie tossed her pig-tail indignantly.
"What nonsense!" she said. "Of
course it can be got."
She walked down the corridor, and
disappeared through the door at the
end of it. 1 could not see what happened after that, and 1 do not know
whether Bessie actually descended to
the platform or contented herself with
addressing the coffee vendor from the
steps of the sleeping car; but the train
was ten minutes late leaving that station, and just as it began to move
Bessie came along thc corridor again
with a fresh bowl of coffee. She told
me as she passed that there was very
little, if any, sugar in  it.
I began to think that Edith was
right in saying that Bessie would
make a good wife for a literary man.
Voting Renard would not have got
his "Chatty Strolls among Gondolas"
lor $40(1' from her husband, lie would
have had to pay $S00 at least. A girl
win, would face the crowd on a French
railway platform in a blue dressing-
gown, and drag sugarless coffee from
unwilling men to whom she could not
speak, all for ihe sake of an unattractive mother, would defeat any
publisher living if she was fighting
ihe battle of a husband whom she
really   loved.
We had no further adventure till
after wc left Milan. A restaurant ear
was hooked on to our train at that
city, and I conducted my two ladies
into it about twelve o'clock. Mrs.
Curtis at once asked me to open the
window.
Now, the engineer of the International Company which owns the restaurant cars has succeeded in inventing a window v. hich is more difficult
than any other in the world to open.
I struggled with it in vain, succeeding only in getting my hands disgustingly dirty. When I gave up. bruised and dispirited,  Bessie opened it.
\ few minutes afterwards thc waiter came upon us and shut it with a
hang. A German, who sat at the next
table, sent the waiter to do this. 1
saw him giving his order to the man.
So did Mrs. Curtis. She made some
very scathing remarks about Germans
in a loud tone, and 1 could sec Bessie's eyes flashing. I privately sympathised with the German, because
my table napkin had been blown away
during the short time thc window was
open.
I explained to Mrs. Curtis that the
Italian law forbade thc opening of
railway-carriage windows, and that
thc penalty attached to the offence is
very severe,. This may be true. 1 do
not know whether it is or not. It
was certainly necessary to say something of the kind. Bessie fully intended to open thc window again, and
if 1 had not stopped her there would
have been a row with the German.
When lunch was over, the German
lit a cigar. Bessie's eyes flashed a-
gain. She has no objection whatever
to thc smell of tobacco; indeed, she
smokes herself, but she had caught
sight of a notice printed over the door
of the car.  "E Vietato  F��mare."
"Fumare" obviously meant "to
smoke"; "c" was a very small word
not likely to matter oneway or the
other. Bessie took out a pocket dictionary and looked out "vietato." She
found, as I expected she would, that
it  meant  "forbidden."
Now anyone who is accustomed I,
ll,c restaurant cars in trains in Italy
knows that this notice is only put up
as an ornament. Everyone smok< - as
much and as often as desirable. But
Bessie saw her opportunity. She
beckoned to the waiter, directing his
attention first to the notice and the
German's cigar. She demanded in
unmistakable pantomime that the German be at once compelled to quench
his cigar in  his  coffee.
The German delivered the message.
Thc German, his cigar in his mouth,
turned round and stared ill astonishment at Bessie, lie had, I must say,
an offensive kind of face, and he deliberately puffed al his cigar in a way
that   I   can only  call  insulting.
Bessie did not hesitate for a second,
She opened Ihe window to its fullest
extent. The train was going at a high
speed, and the inrush of air felt like
a gale. I clung to our tablecloth and
tried to rescue my wine glass, which
was blown away. When I looked:
round, the German was in full flight I
from the car. pursued by the waiter
with the bill for his lunch.
Edith vvas certainly right about
Bessie. German tourists are not the
only enemies of ihe human race. I
know editors win, return manuscripts
much better, and in every way nmrr
suitable for publication, than those
which they print. A literary man
with a wife like Bessie would, I think,
have his revenge every lime. The ingenuity of Bessie's plan and ihe
prompt vigor with which she carried I
it out  filled  me  with  admiration.
The Curtises  stayed in  my  hotel  in
Venice;   so,   oddly   enough,     did     the
German whom   Bessie defeated on  the
train.    We saw  him al dinner on the
eve of our arrival, ami   Bessie nodded
lo   him   in   tile   friendliest   way.     She J
bore  him no malice al  all  on  account
of the way she had treated him, which j
convinced  me  that   .-In-  was  a  young
woman of magnanimous spirit.    It  is
very hard lo feel kindly towards any
one whom you have misused.
Next morning Mrs. Curtis invited
me to join her and Bessie in making
a tour of the city. She proposed, she
said, to do Si. Mark's and ihe Doge's
Palace before lunch,
I declined, lor several reasons
Edith said I was to soak myself in
Ihe Venetian spirit. 1 should nol
succeed in more than damping my
skin if I did Si. Mark's and the Doge's
Palace in three hours, and 1 did not
want to go to prison for acquiescing
in ihe methods which Bes-ie would
adopt lo get windows open for her
mother. She might be reduced lo
breaking them, and it really is a criminal offence to break stained-glass in
a cathedral. These were my real
reasons for refusing Mrs. Curtis's in-
vilalion. What I told her was thai
I must begin writing my book al
once, because yottnj Renard was clamoring for it.
In order to convince her that thi-.
was true. I went up to my bedroom
and brought down a quantity of pa
per and two pens. Then 1- settled myself at a writing-table in a corner of
what our landlord calls the winter garden of our  hotel.
Mrs. Curtis and Bessie went off in
a gondola. I saw them sail away, and
heard Bessie urging on ihe gondolier
in good Italian.
"Allegro," she said. "Con mollo
spirito!    Fortissimo!"
Her music. I thought, must be better than her French.
I went peaceably to sleep. Women
are different, but a man requires some
sleep after travelling straight through
from London to Venice. Besides, I
had promised Edith that I would soak
myself in ihe atmosphere of the place.
I was wakened at eleven o'clock
by the sound of the piano. There was
a grand piano in the comer of thc winter garden, ami our German enemy
was playing at   it  hard.
II is possible, as 1 have often proved
at concerts, to sleep through almost
any kind of music. I did a little musical criticism at onj lime, and had
some experience even of orchestras
If only tlie music retains its character.
it  is no real bar lo sleep.
Soft music is, of course, actually
soothing. Dances and marches weave
themselves into agrrcablc dreams.
Even the works of the most passion-
ale modern  composers do nol  disturb
: so long as they are fairly consistent. But this German played music
jf the most  variable kind.
I should not have complained if il
had varied merely by being sometimes
loud and sometimes soft. That one
expects, lie wandered from Brahms
to Wagner; gave me scraps of Chopin and little bits of Mozart. Occasionally he emitted a few phrases of
what promised to be a tune, and then,
just as 1 was getting hold of it, he
shattered it with a series of violent
chords. Sleep became totally impossible.
1 composed, with great care, a very
polite German sentence in which I
asked him ti put off his ] crformance
until the afternoon, because I was
writing a book. .'. went over to th*
piano and recited it to him.
I began, I remember, "Vcrehrlich.
Hcrr Professor,' 'which ought to
have softened anyone's heart. It
means, or was supposed to mean,
"most honorable Mr. Professor," and
all Germans look up to professors.
He looked at mc malevolently.
"I should." he said, " much, more
easily and with less mental effort understand if you in your own tongue
speak. I have the English language
fluently  and  idiomatically  acquired."
1 felt less inclined lo be polite after
that, but I kept my temper.
"If you really know English," I
said��� "and, of course, I take your
word for it���1 shall try to make it
plain to you that t am writing a book,
a very important book, on Venetian
Art, and 1 find it difficult to concentrate my thoughts on Paul Veronese
while you are performing selections
from the works of eminent musicians.
I should feel very much obliged if
you'd "
"In playing thc piano," he said, "in
a public room of the hotel, 1 am my
legitimate right within."
"1 know that," 1 said; "I'm not disputing your legal right to play. I
know I can't force you to stop. 1 was
ppealing to your .sense of courtesy.
As a professor, you must be able t,>
appreciate the feelings of a literary
man, and ordinary courtesy will suggest to you "
"Courtesy!" he said. "What is that?"
1 saw that there was in, use arguing with him any more. I went back
to my corner. I felt that, since I
could not possibly sleep, 1 might as
well write a lew pages of the guide
book l',,r Renard. I thought oi beginning with a chapter on tourists 0f
other nationalities,
Before 1 had written a ward, Bessie Curtis came in. She smiled at
the German who was working through
the first movement of th-; \\ aldstein
Sonata, and then came over to me.
"Mother," she- shouted, "has been
obliged to go to her room and lie
down." She began lo shout on account  of  the   VValdstein.
"Headache, I suppose?" 1 yelled.
And Bessie nodded. The German
turned his attention suddenly to a
nocturne of Chopin's. 1 was able to
speak in an ordinary voice.
"Brought on. I suppose, by the airless  condition  of  the   Doge's  Palace."
"\',,| a window in the whole place
thai 1 could get open. Wouldn't it
be rather nice, now, as she has broken
down, if you were to take me in a
gondola to see them making glass, ,,i
else somewhere to cat ices? 1 suppose you've finished your book by this
time?"
"I haven't written a vjord," 1 said.
"Ho wcould I with that German of
yours playipg the piano?"
"Shall I slop him?"
"Do," 1 said, "if you can."
I had begun to hate that German
bitterly, and I had the greatest confidence in Bessie-. I was also curious
to sec what would happen when he- tulci
her that he was well within his rights
iii playing ihe hotel piano in a public
room. I fell sure he would tell her
that, and he did. She spoke to hnn
epiite politely, though she did not call
him a Highly Honored Professor, lie
answered her c\actly as he had answered   Ills".
Bessie mail, no appeal to his courtesy. She turned and left the room.
The German smiled and began one of
Bach's  Fugues,
1 confess that I fell disappointed. I
had expected Bessie to put up sonic:
kind of fight. She had dune so much
for her mother that 1 thought she
would have faced one small difficulty
for me. I sighed. The German played on  triumphantly.
Then Bessie returned, carrying it
violin in her hand. She told me after-s,
wards that she had borrowed it from
the head waiter, Using the hall porter
as an interpreter; lor Ihe head wait-
English, though ample lor all
purposes of his proper business, did
not run i,, ihe names of musical instruments.
lie-sic sat down behind the German
.mil screwed up her strings, lie was���
so absorbed in the intricacies of .the
Second Fugue thai he did nol 'notice
her. She drew the bpw downwards.
across the strings with .a sharp jerk,
and then, equally sharply, pushed il
up   again.     She   succeeded   in   getting
,Und  out  of  ihe  four  strings.
The German lifted his hands from
the piano, turned round, and looked
at her with a face of horror. Bessie-
smiled pleasantly and began to work,
the bow up and* down each string, in
turn with a series oi short but vigorous
strokes. 1 am not very musical, but
I felt inclined to shriek. The noise
Bessie made was absolutely diabolical.
The German, I think, was musical.
He stuffed his fingers into both his
cars.
"l-'raulcin," he said, "gnadige Frau-
lein, in the name of heaven, stop!"
Bessie fiddled on relentlessly. The
German relapsed into his own tongue
and my impression was that he swore
abominably. Bessie was gaining a
mastery over her instrument every
minute, and making noises that I
ihould not before have believed to
be  possible.
The German���he must have been
very musical indeed���fell on his knees
beside her and reached up supplicating hands.
"Fraulein." he said, "you are unspeakably terrible discord making. 1 c>
me it is no longer without frenzy anil
madness to be borne."
Bessie  stopped.
"I am," she said, "well within my
rights ill playing the fiddle in a public room  in the hotel.''
The German got up from his knees
and stumbled out of the room. I never
saw him again, so I think he must'
have left the hotel.
"Now," said Bessie, "go on with
your book. Do you think you can
finish it before lunch?"
"I'm inclined to leave the book for
the present." I said. "Let's go in a
gondola and get ices. I know a shop
in the Piazza where they have them
really good."
I am now convinced that Edith was
quite right.' The literary man who is
luckv enough to get Bessie for a wife
has "fame and fortune within easy
grasp. Difficulties simply disappear
before her.
Austrian Bravery
They tell a funny story in Serbia
about the last Austrian attack, when
a Corporal met his Captain with the
elaborate salutation of the Austrian
soldier. He said "Captain, I wish to
thank you for having saved my life
in our last skirmish." "How was
that?" said the Captain. "I don't remember having been so fortunate.'
The Corporal replied: "It was when
the enemy fired; you star.ted running
and I ran after you, thereby saving
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him!"
That brief, strong prayer flies to
heaven from thousands of women everywhere today���women who look on,
apparently unconcerned, at the departure of their lovers, husbands and
sous with I lie troops���who wave their
farewells with dry, bright eyes and
smiling lips, as though "going to the
front" were the best possible .way of
taking a holiday! And "hen they arc
gone���those beioved men whom wives,
mothers and sweethearts have given
up to the service of their country���
do we ever think of, or try to realise the dreary Stillness, the ' awful
blank that darkens the lives of the
women so left?���the uncertainty and
suspense in which they must exist
from hour to hour?
Nothing is more harassing or torturing to the soul than to wait for
news���to follow ihe course of one's
daily duties, wearing a cheerful air
and feigning perfect ease, when one's
nerves arc on thc strain for every
ring or knock at ihe door which maybe the forerunner of a message of
life or death. Inaction under such
circumstances is positive martyrdom;
and the women who slay at home
arc���mentally considered ��� in a far
more trying postioti than the men in
the trenches. They die a hundred
times every day: their imagination
pictures a thousand horrors���the field
of fire and carnage is for ever before
their interior vision, and oftentimes
they pass whole nights without sleep,
and in tears!
Weeping is no use���"very silly to
cry," says Sir Prosaic Crusty, "I hate
emotional women!" Good Sir Prosaic, if you knew a little more about
"emotional" women you would be
thankful when they do cry! Tears
sometimes save a woman's delicate
brain from madness or death, as our
last great laureate, Tennyson, very
well knew when he wrote:
Home they brought her warrior dead.
She nor swooned nor uttered cry:
All  her  maidens, watching,  said
"She must weep or she will die!"
It may be said, and with considerable truth too, that women arc inured
to thc business of hard fighting with
themselves���and, that in fact, such
fighting is, especially with the deeply
loving and unselfish ones, part of their
daily lot. For in times of peace men
are not always deserving of love.
They are apt to forget the quiet patience and often wearisome monotony
of the lives of women wdio do their
domestic drudgery and keep their
homes  in  order;  and   their   frequent
neglect oi ihe little kindnesses and
attentions on which women thrive as
bees on honey, mean- starvation and
misery  to many a  sweet  and  tender
-.ui. A rough word, a refused caress, or worse than all a bearish sul-
lenness, makes as much havoc in a
women'- hear! as a bursting shell in
a holy shrine. Hut sin- i- nol expected to resent such havoc, or exhibit
"emotion" of any kind. She must suffer in silence- A rough word from
the man she hive-, or lias loved, kills
her lor i,mi i- surely than a rough
blow; yet in 'I e best examples of her
sex her nature is such that she will
remain loyal to the memory of a past
affection and still plant its grave with
flowers. And if tears relieve- the ten-
son oi her brain, vho shall blame her?
The  rainbow  cannot  cheer  us  if the
showers refuse to fall.
And   tin   eyes   that   cannot   weep   are
the saddest eyes of all!
So���In a manner���she is accustomed
to In r Sili nt Battle���trained to endure rebuff, loneliness and loss. But
she i- so constituted that her fight
i-  ��� if  she  can  only  see  the  man
i 'i- ivliom she gives or has given her
life���if she feel him near, and know
him to be sab- and well, and nol be-
j :"! the reach of her loving ministrations, should lie need them. Ii is
when lie is separated from her that
she is stricken with a sense of blind
helplessness���when lie is drawn away
and removed into thai region of doubl
and dread, which, though oily di-
vided from us by the Channel, has
become almost mysterious, by reason
oi vague descriptions resembling
Shakespeare's stage directions. "A
place in France"���"Another pari of
the Field"���or "The English I mp."
Over these unexplained positi :' n&
more than a stage curtain���the blackness of battle-smoke shot through by
death-dealing fire���and watchful love
cannot follow the loved one into thai
vortex oi cruel slaughter!
"Eyes that cannot weep are the sad-
desl eyes oi all!" Ah, yes!���and surely those "saddesl eyes" are thi i \
of our dear women todai ! They cai
not wc e'p. They must not! They
must pui on their bravest brilliancy���
their brightest glances! ��� because���
because it is the British Empire thai
calls their men away! Tin- Briiish
Empire!���the grand and noble structure of Civilisation and Brotherhi d,
which is ihe forerunner of that Millenium when peace shall reign on
���arth, and good-will to man shall dc-
���lare itself in all ��ijs leading lo his
lettcrment! Who would not fight for
such a cause?���who would not willingly die!
And in the great World-Strife for
wiiler Liberty ami clearer Truth, wo-
nen arc playing their part superbly!
Their courage, inspiration, devotion,
self-sacrifice and singleness of purpose
arc beyond all praise! From our
Queen herself, whose1 eldest son is
at the front, down lo the simple st
little scullery-maid who has smiled
i cheery "good-bye" In her father, her
brother or her lover, each one has
controlled. "in her shut breast her
petty misery"���anil endured the pain
in silence.
\'ot one woman, horn of true British blood, has said, or could have
said to any serviceable man���"Don't
go! Stay willi me!" Such selfishness
is not in them ��� they have proved
their willingness and readiness to
serve- their country as courageously
as the best and bravest oi men. \\i;-
and cynics' of all nations have vied
with each oilier in the questionable
task of "clow nine." Woman, and criticising her severely, jestingly or cruelly: making mock of her fancies, sentiments, vagaries and often fascinating inconsistencies, hut the poets arc
the truer teachers ..in tint they instinctively admit her inestimable value ami
power as an inspircr and helper.
In a national crisis like thc present
war the severest censor of Woman at
her worst, is bound to acknowledge
her at her best, and render homage
to her pluck and patience, Nothing
iii history has eu-r matched or will
ever oul-match the brave women of
Great and Greater Britain today, with
whom we conjoin their sisters 4' Belgium, France and Russia, as workers
in every branch where woman can
lend a hand. They have left nothing
undone ill the way of energy or usefulness. Possibly wc shall never know
thc thousands of romances, tragedies
and heroic deeds, born of high patriotism, faith, lore and self-abnegation, which have glorified our sex during these terrible days���but wc may at
any rate try to sec
With eye serene
The very pulse of the machine,
A  being,  breathing  thoughftil  breath,
A traveller betwixt life and death,
Thc reason firm, the temperate will,
Endurance,  foresight,    strength    and
skill���
The  perfect woman,  nobly  planned
To warn, to comfort and command,
And yet a spirit, still and bright
With something of an angel light!
One of the noblest women of the
day, a Queen crowned with sorrow-
as with love, Elisabeth of Belgium,
speaks for us all in fire and gentle
words never to be forgotten:
My message to the women of England is one of admiration for their
calm fortitude, and of gratitude for
all they have done towards ameliorating thc sufferings which Belgium
has been called upon to bear.
Through our own trials our hearts
are ��� .lit to those who also have given
nobly of their dearest and best to help
keep  bright the lamp of civilisation.
I ask God's blessing on the women
'if England for all they have borne
and done, and pray that pi-ace will
soon  dawn.
ELISABETH.
To that prayer we breathe a devout
"Amen." Hut the peace whose dawn
wc wait for nmsi be a peace ensuring freedom and safety t" tin- whole
civilised world. And in such .-, peace
the Sib-nt Baltic id the Women will
count for much! Their influence can
engender it���their love and patieni
will prospei it and their faith can
make  it a Lasting  Peace with God!
CAMP  FIRE  TALES
Hard Hit
A  couple oi  negTOi s  were  at i  sted
for having a fight in a cemetery, audi
the Jui'n'  asked Sambo ii Rastus had.
hit   him   very  hard.    "Ilii   me     hard.
Judge-,"   said   Sambo.   "I   declare   bi
fori   % iodm      that    ������ hi n   Rastus  liii
nn- Ii- droi    hi-   agaii -1 a tombstone,
and  I'm- had 'Sacred to the  Memory
of  some one'   imprinted   "ii   my   b
ever  since.    That's  how  hard hi
mc, Jud
i
Stand Back! One at a Time!
"Did you evi r hear of Bin Lewi
by?" asked the story tclli r befon thi
camp fire. "W',-11. Ben Cewisbj was
the lightning ;i< !��� el si lh i in a ticket
waggon. He shouti d out to the people when they him,
'Stand ba k be patieni ��� one at a
time���then 's lot n left,' and all
thai son of thing. When, afti r an
experience of about - ��� mouths, m ar-
ly having !��� si his voice through the
unruly multitude of thc Wild West,
In- 11 uici i\ ed the idea of buying i
good talking parrot, and having him
do the exclamation pail lhi : ;>
This worked beautifully for a time
until the arrival of the circus at Sev
.Mexico, when the firii cow-
1) iys  ar i in I tin   circu    I         i ghtcn-
Cd   tl        '     ���      '       A     - '     Si
d, and they finally found
I', illy in lh country, -"':' on a
ence, picking
HERE i- a little human document
tact from a letter��� ���
ter of a woman to her -band
picked   up  "ii   thi   road   b< I ������ ei n   l.a I
Bassec  and  Armentieres:  'Sine-''  you
went  away  1   have been   working hard
io   keep   ti      lion ether;   but   I
haven't bet n able to do all I w ished.
Von know (he reason. How I wish
you could come back and bi  rear me
my   time   c >mi s!     But   thi
when you went I knew it was to fight
unii I must ii- i complain.    1 must
ni>n. tin- female pop-
i    being more  numerous    than
For  years   there   has   not
been   enough  of  eligible  nun   to  go
nevertheless,       ui g   . women
had a  wide range "f choice   in  men���
��� sound physique     I: was com-
asj   for  a   young   couple
i-ry   on   more    or   less   eugenic
n   the    war   is   over,
and   for   a   lone;   time   after,   this   will
������aide.
firs:  placi | arity be-
���e ymee cue uispaucy Hell.' best I .an Littli lack send e sexes numerically will be
lovi an'; wants to know when hi- enormously increased. The losses of
dear daddy is coming home." ! war and emigration to the over-sea
-' I.uile- Jack'- daddj will nevei States will produce a remarkable
re turn, ami ihe in! hili scar ity of marrieageble men���a con-
ver know a father; and before tin- end dition of affairs which may modify in
of the war such cases will be multi- a surprising manner many deeply root-
plied  by  thousand-.                                     ed I    tions ol  today.
What is  i         these youns       ���        :;   <       .   '
young   women   now
will     be     widbwed
fiitur
, jjiapuny   marrieu   will     lie     widbwed
whei   th    war ,- over.   These and the
nen    hroughout   the   British   Empire far ��� ml|���,,:. ,.,- ,���������.,.
i'!i""' P�� ',"" """ ; :' "���':���     '    ���      1,.,!   ..on.,,!     :.:   have-what?    The
olution  ot   these  two  problems.  ,
widows?    What  will be th
���: ���  -    fatherless   children?
cann  ,^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^_
lutioii of these '.wo problem* -
During l      first months of the
war   the   married   men   responded   to
the call of arm- more numerously 'ban
single nun.    In a non-military
try   that   is   no  repn : 1 Idei
men   beloi to   thi    : esi i
and   "i!ic rs   had   somi    expi rii il  -
- ildiering.    Well, a  large  prop
of thc e married men
age���v   ���      n   an
flower   of   their    manhood���galla
���heir  lives   for   I
country.    It is estimated tl
than 75 per ecu), of the mi n kill
war  are   married   men
-.   These
and inc
of young
unmar-
ive���what
?      The
aticy   victims   of
U-.     .1     ]jo
rtion ���
arried���i :
the fit
varied     s
' lection
maimed'
the   ��
not ai
and   robust,        _ ^^^^^^^^^^^^_
from the  unfit class and  from  thosi
��� l  :      I ���   -.in ir foot-
I        ��� table country in
���
pi   -; - .i is depres-
and  a  genuine
of   the   British
ice  of  the   Bri-
;rea t
fai -   ������  bi
fact���;f
Not So  Deaf!
Ii   was  out  in   Utstralia,
tween   Sydni y  and   M elbouri
all :n .     ip|     ed to have        I    i
tickel -'	
in   other   w irds    ii
could ' ,: iit for I
unless ' t tl ets.    As
������ ri suit, .   ��� - an   usual
togethi ���      ikes a tint
^^^^^^^^^^Jeiii;i
race���young,   -iron-.
sine   full   of  anxiety,
peril   ��� stability
rmane
I mpire,      .V arlj
past-
t���1
rori   io
ii -��� ,.
���   '���:.  ���'..;   j   ::
v>aged.
all
il   our   rac ���young,  strong,  healthy, | i                      ���]    Th
physically   perfeel ��� whether   arisl . ,- lvhjc
rat or i ,t��.t  <u���   ,.-o-i,t     u	
��� -    : '
about   to ivar
is no si|
its terminatioi
too
ifit.    Such
ihe heritas      I all
th,
of
ihal
the  itl  "���.  ��� �� ' i  l'i
ed out  that   thei e       s oi .
I esidi -  thetnsch es, pened
to be deaf.    A gam. . ��� -n-!*"?
posed,   and  il   set med      lil for
the sharps, playing with a deaf man,
because   they  ��������� uld   i isilj
othc r what they held.    As luck  v
.have it. the deaf man kepi 0
[when finally one sharp said to his pal
"It is a pity he is nol blind, i n I"
* * *
A Sauve Reply
A solicitor, having bci ?; reprimanded he- the itidge for contempt of i irt,
was asked to apologise or be condemned to prison for five days. Thi
lawyer arose in a same manner and
said, "Your Honor. I wish to apologise. Your Honor was right, and I
was wrung, as your Honor usually is."
Bfe-a t
t all v ���
���   ��� I li I
rtion c     the mei
he pi      nt war   w liich
i
' -..
is appi   ing, and I
-        :-        less    - '   Hi
When the war is
m    back  as
w*ere
the woundedi
Baby-
tiie male pop-
aj s  i ontinually
re   is   a   coun-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^���h once domin-
How   came   its   power   ti ken.-    Why   have   the
:. not   e> eluding   I'..
ne-timc high < - -
be able ti i
be able  to i
Id ?     Howe;
Fmpin   to 1 great-
thi     ;rci     -       f  Ettro-
���
These   question
is the peresei
qualities ot mind and b
car
thi
cllll
Si ,
i.ivc
;tm-
irom   pro
inc and ii
weather.
il.
if in
SNAP  SHOTS
A man  talcs the name his parents
gave   him  and  makes  the  besl   of  il
But.a woman changes hers to   m   that
belter stiils her fancy.
* * *
The     more     money   you   hare   Ihe
more your fun will cost you.
* * +
If a  man  is  successful,  thai   civ  -
him  license  to  talk.     But   il   doesn't
necessarily endow  him  with  the
ully of saying anything worth     '   i
#' *. *
It  is only occasionally  the  political
reform   carries  beyond  the  campai
in which it was successful.
built, ^^^^^^^^^^^^^���
i>ir        id  thos       u    -
pn sen ed      i
our race i    thi
leteriorate I
I   ���-     nd n
igeni    -   ii    ulei
Emj   ���
-    ��� : ..   '��� red   for,
' .    whil
men    f the  Em| ire. 1      i ci  ir; gi -
uli
tho :
lomes     ' ���   ming
t is h -   should
-     I all w astagi       hum:     I       when
��� . iuid   * end   w ith   care   ani
: ��� pur| i se  all   fathi rlcs.<   chil
dren: �� hi n        should treat w iiii mi i
wil
Canada,   in   Austral  si
w herever there, is  pli nt}
room and opportunities fo
-ho ,iincr.
All :liis will hit hardest
gem ration   i f   British     v.
through  them,  ultimately,
Empire.
Even  before  th  war,  G
| was face to fact  ve ith i   si
' ficttlt sociological probl
ild
.
Africa ���
cy,   forbearance,
charily   the   - r
borti out of
ing swepl  av,  ;.
��� . ��� iti  ��� -.  we  sei
task    if   providin
^^^lli't   I ��� ������ -
oV'etb v   '     ' "      '' tnem'
riding and I    Th
and     all-embracing
I-
itablt    c.c
:;a\ e  no
ic ol     ������- ���   tional
mien,    and ������ . hings   t
Britisl     asl    more    Ii licatt.
impn   in nt i A of the
i at   Britain  si   i     ai than
��� h     nl dif-1 with  the  sociological
-nami ly, a briefly outlined.
an gin
yet, '
life;
one
and will
���hole 1'ab-
in iIn re-
ill be no
difficult,
i  eifts of
ALWAYS HAVE
NABOB JELLY
POWDER
in the house and unexpected company
will be ever welcome ��� it only takes a
minute to prepare.
10c   -   3 for 25c
At all good grocers
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EDGETT'S
The Store of Plenty      118 Hastings W.
Provisions, Groceries, Fruits at Wholesale Prices.     Extra Special
Holiday Bargains Saturday and Tuesday
FRUIT   AND   VEGETABLE
PROVISION   DEPARTMENT
MEATS���Extra  low Tor  week  end.
Swill's   Bacon ��� Hacks,   half   or   w
Swift's Back Boiling Pork, lb. ...
Swill's Finest Streaky, sliced, lb...
Swift's Hams���Mild cured, picnic
lb	
luile-,
. 20c
..20c
Strawberries���l-'ii st   locals,
fruit,  large- box  10c, i  for
-Finest   Valcncias.
cloz. 20c. and
EGGS!
.1  Occntl dozei
>   davs   more
Absolutely   la
prices.
EGGS!    EGGSI
���.4.do"?:...$i.oo
t'' 'two ' days    at    theie
Full   Cream   Cbeese���Only
Oranges-
jtlicy;  ���        ^^^^^^^^^^
Lemons���New,   Urge,   juicy,    15
-Very  large,  cacb  5c,
Grape   Fruit-
0   for   	
Cucumbers���Each,   only
DEPARTMENT
big   re-'l 25c
Rhubarb-
') lbs.  foi
-New
only
���rawberry)
25c
BUTTER!
Fancy    Edgewood
made-  daily;
.1   lbs.   for    	
BUTTER 1
Creamery ��� Fresh
$1.00
Onions���Fine- bard, 9 lbs. (or   ..25c
Peanut   Butter���Special,   only
Potatoes���11 igllland,
sack   for   	
Radishes,
daily.
dry   and   clean,
Green   Onions,    Peas,   rec
half
SOL-
GROCERY BULLETIN���Look, Sensational Low Prices
famed     for   PEACHES,  PEARS,  PLUMS���   .
Tea���Old   reliable   Edgett's,
strength, Regular value- 40c,
25c
Cat.  tins,  rc-g. 4ilc.  only
25c
Sugar���II.  (.'..  $1.50. tec
(Inly   evilb   either   goods.
$1.30
Kiour���Seal  ol  Alberta,  Robin   Hood,
Royal   Household, 49-lb. ��1 ne
sack,   with   other   goods   ... yl.gp
Coffee���MocIki   and
dailyi  regular  40c  '
Java,   fresh
ground
25c
Ramsay's Celebrated
Fresh and crispy; rcg.
reduced  to   	
Soda
10c,
Biscuits���
8c
SUNLIGHT SOAP SNAP
special. Sold with other good
I ;  bus  for    	
Corn,
Sialic
Peas, Tomatoes���
aid brands, .1 tins go
50c
25c
Del   Monte  Celebrated   Fruits
Pears, Pineapple) Regular 35c,
reduced   to   	
All   picnic   supplies   in    Corned
Tongue,     Sardines,     Lobsters,
Pickles, reduced  10 per cent.
Ramsay's  GGinger  Snaps���Reg,   l5c.O(*
    3   for    ****��
i  Peaches,   Rice���6   lbs.   for       25c
Shop   early   and   avoid   rush   at   these
prices.    Phone   orders   receive   every
tention.     Store   open   7   a.m.
Saturday   11   p.m.
Mail Orders Shipped Promptly
25c
Hams,
Salmon,
at-
p.m.,
Sandy  advises  the   workin'  men  tae
force  on  the  tax  sal'
BIG six ;AES%S auto service
Cars call for three or more passengers within reasonable distance
of office.
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VANCOUVER
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Weel frcens, It's a lung time noo
sin 1 hae tacn ony nutice o' the daens
o' thc reeve an' council up in the republic o' Sooth Vancoover.
I atended yac inectiii' . up there
shortly efter the eleckshun an' I wis
sae utterly scunnered at thc mainner
in which the deliberashuiis were conducted that I maile a vow tae mysel,
1 says, Sandy, yaer time '11 b
employed in the future.
I notice "His Wusship," as his
nabs, Gold, likes ta be ca'd, has been
tryin' tae institute n kin' o' new form
ej' democracy in this faur awa corner
o' the empire.
Insteed o' simply bein' the chairman o' the coemcil, as 1 wud ttniicr-
statni he should be, tryin' tae work
wi' them in an amicable wcy for the
public guid, he seems tae hae taen
tae himsel the idea that he's the big
IT���same as Kaiser. Bill an' wee Will-
He Bowser���an' the rest o' the coon-
cil arc only a lot o' wee maniiikins
tae dance tae the tune lie ca's.
It's an auld savin', "yae mielit lead
a cuddy tae water but yae wunnie
gattr 'im drink.'' an' the same reason-
in' applies  tae council  affairs.
The men elected tae the cooncil are
there tae look ei'ter the ratepcyers'
bizness as weel as the reeve, an' because the reeve elisnie see eye tae eye
wi' the cooncil is nac reason why lie
should deliberately tak upon himsel
tae veto a' the work they're daen.
llooever, I'm no gaun tae go ony
further intae this aspeck o' the quest-
yin. The ratepayers thcmsels at the
next eleckshun should be eddicated
enough tae be able tae deciele as tae
whether they want autocracy or democracy in the conduct o' their affairs in the future.
But tae come lac a subjeck that's
interestin' maisl Sooth Vancouver
folk the noo���a questyin thai the biggest liattf o' the folic, I feel share,
dinriie  thoroughly uiiiicrslauii.
It's been patent tao ony man or |
woman that has followed the trend j
o' events in this municipality that a j
tax sale has become a prime neccs-
sity if Sooth Vancoover wis gaun tae
save its face in the monetary world,
The cooncil, efter investigatin' the
subjeck for thcmsels, hae come tae
the same wey o' tliinkiti', an' the only
vin that shows ony opnisisihun tae it
is the reeve himsel. I've nac doobt
if T or ony 6' my relashtins owed
$11,000 in taxes 1 mieht be tempted
tae  oppose it mysel.
But, as usual, they fellies that owe
thc biggest pairt o' they unbeyed
tuxes are tryin' tae throw red herrin's
across the trail in an attempt tae try
an' elivert the workin' men awa frae
the correek view o' the maitlcr.
They lanel sharks, ten o' whom are
owin' $50,000 among them, twelve o'
them $40,000 among them, an' so on,
are preteiiilin' tae be very muckle con-
Ill cernctl aboot the puir workin'
HI welfare an' are already sheddin' cro
eielile tears aboot the terrible hardships this tax sale Ml cause among
the "weedies an' orfans."
As if they fellies care a bug's e'e
for the weedies an' orfans. If thc
truth wis told yae wud maybe fin' not
that they, some o' them, were responsible feir makin' the weedies an'
orfans. They hocht real estate by
the mile, cut it up intac miserable
thirty-three fit lots an' stung the work-
in' man as much for his thirty-three
fitter as they generally peyed for ten
acres. In this wey they sucked the
bluiel o' the man an' wife in  their at
tempts tae keep up the peyments, an'
in inoity o' the eases the dathe o' the
wcedy's husband wis brocht on wi'
worryin' on hoo he wis gattii tae keep
it up.
Hooever,   if   the   workin'   men   are
true  tae   thcmsels,  they'll  see  tae  it
that the council '11 nu' lack the necessary support in cairryin' through this
better | tax sale.
! A wee bitty explanashun on this I
ubjeek maybe wtidnie be out o' place
t this pint.
When the coemcil are makin' up
their estimates o' the receipts an' expenditures for the current year they
hae tae tak intae accoont a certain
amount o' money that maun be found
tae cairry on the tuuniceepality's affairs. Debenture interest, sinkin'
fund, upkeep o' schules an' eddicashun,
polis, roads, an' ither things hae gut
tae be taen intae accoont an' a certain
sum o' money has got tae be provided
tae pey for them.
It's   only   when   they   hae   fecgurcd
^^ el
ges of subsistence, and by applying
that labor to raw material, can cause
it to create a value greater than the
COM "f the labor and the raw material."
This surplus Marx terms "surplus
value." The fatal contradiction in capitalist production is that wild free exchange of commodities are needed, yet
there is an inevitable tendency tn-
wanl restriction and monopoly, resulting from re-inveitment of that
surplus value, anil today the small capitalist is rapidly being frozen out.
The "New Freedom" of President
Wilson's and the cry lo "Bust the
Trust" is the result of thc development of greater and greater aggregations e,f capital, swamping the email
competitors anil ever increasing unemployment, suffering and revolt a-
niong the workers.
The Fatal Contradiction of the Gold
Standard
Gold is a commodity, anel like all
other commodities, its value depends
on the labor powers necessary in its
production.
"In the last analysis ge,ld is also
the sole money commodity of capitalism, a means ol exchange, and a store
of value."
As a means of exchange, its quantity is insignificant because theoretically not emly all notes and cheques,
but all commodities are presumed to
be realized em gold on the e>pen market in any given time, while the truth
is there is not enough gold in the
world lo realize Ihe value of one per
cent, of the commodities,
"Now as long as the wheels of
commerce run Btnoothly its discrepancy is not noticed, but at a crisis
when owners of commodities demand
gold, or real money, this discrepancy
at once makes itself disastrously apparent. And yet this insignificance- of
gold relative to the total value of all
1 other commodities is a necessary pre-
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t   hoo   muckle   money   is   required (condition  to its  functioning at "all  as
that  their  trembles  begin.    When  a's I a   standard  value,  for  on   account  of
said an' dune, there's only wan wey
they can get money for they things,^
that is by laxin' the ratepeyers.
So again they start an' feegttr, an'
in the course u' their investigashuns
they fin' out that some o' the biggest
taxpayers dinnie pey ony taxes al a'.
They fin' that while the workin' men
are in the habit o' peyin' their taxes
as raigular as they eat their parritch
in the morniii', the fellies wi' the big
chunks o' property hae art'ear marks
opposite their names on  the books.
The   municeepality's    developin'   a'
the  time, an' improvements are bein'
asked  for, which  entail mare expense
Marc   iriuney   is   needed,   an'   basin'
their estimate on the amount  o' taxes
they're in the habit u' gettin' in, they
i iin'   that   the  incenne   is  gaun   lac   fa'
;short o' the expenditure, Weel, there's
only wan wcy they can get the neces-
Uary  income���increase  the  taxes!    So
it   comes   tae   this,   that   the   workin'
men  that hae. been  peyin'  their  taxes
raigular  for  years hack  get  them  increased   again ��� simply   because     they
land sharks wudnfe pey their share o'
the  expense.    Besides  peyin'  for  his
aiu  share  o' -the  expense,  the  honest
workin'   man   has   been   cairryin'   the
laud gluttons on his back.
Workin men, elinnie be    scared    by
ony cry that it's gaun lac be a  hartl-
] ship on some o' yaer aiu cless.    Frae
the workin' man's pint o' view it's the
best  d n  thing that could  happen.
If ony workin' man's back three
years in his taxes���an' it cannie be
ony marc than $36 or so for his boose
an' lot���then yincc the municecpality
get in the money o' they big sharks
there'll be enough money lac provide
him wi' work in order tae redeem his
bit lot.
It's aye thc same, frcens, the wide
worl' owre. When they fellies fin'
man's I they're up again a snag for ony wey
o' defendin' their actions, they get
efter the workin' man, relyin' on his
ignorance o' the questyin at issue tae
enable them tae try an' pit' the wool
eiwre their e'en.
Nac fear, frcens, a tax sale in
Sooth Vancoover at this time is the
lust thing that could possibly happen
its   scarcity,   its   demand      is     always
greater than its supply.
"In   short,   gold   to   function   ideally
as  a   store  of  value  and  a   means  of
most
fact.
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there  should
present ^all
function   as
should be em
should   be     the
commodities,    ii
be   enough   gold   to   re-
commodities,     while     to
a   standard   e:f   value,   it
e of the least plentiful.
"There   is  in   fact  so  little  gold  a-
vailable   that   any   universal     demand
for   it   proves   that   the   banks   of  the
world are completely insolvent. When
this    demand  becomes    international,
this   insolvency    will   manifest   itself
first  in   the   suspension   of  gold   payment,   anel   finally   in   the   collapse  of
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tae thc municecpality, an' Ml be the
means o' makin' a hale lot o' they
"shysters" spew up some o' thc wealth
that should be in the municeepality's
coffers.
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\
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The   Inevitable   Collapse   of   Modern
Finance and The Reason
Edgcumb Pinchott, author of "The
Mexican People and their struggle for
Freedom," has probably given us thc
clearest and most scientific analysis
of modern finance yet produced.
This was recently published in the
New York "Call." He shows that
the military armageddon now proceeding in Europe will merge into a
world-wide financial collapse, and that
production for use and motley based
on labor power and commodity values direct instead of through gold,
will be the result, and this will bring,
peace and plenty.
It must be {emembercd j that, he
wrote before war was declared, which
shows that the scientific economist
can foretell a social cataclysm such as
is now raging in Europe. He prefaces
his analysis as follows:
"Armageddon is here, if not today,
then tomorrow. It is easier to set
back the sun in its course than to
stifle the impending European conflagration. Armageddon indeed is a cataclysm inherent in the very nature
of  international   competition.    When
in blood, by its own contradictions it
shall fall, and in blood shall it be
drowned."
"A million men will dye the earth
with their life's blood. The price is
heavy, but in a single decade capitalism's toll of dead and injured in the
industrial shambles is far greater."
"Capitalism has rung its death-
knell. The military Armageddon is
but the prelude to the irretrievable
collapse of the financial mechanism
without which capitalism cannot continue.
"We are to witness capitalistic society reeking in thc throes'of its economic contradictions, coiling upon itself and fanging itself into desperation
and death. We are to witness the triumphant march of the world's workers over the self-murdered corpse of
capitalism into the promised land of
co-operation   and   brotherhood."
Fatal  Contradiction  in  Capitalist
Production
"The exploitation of labor in the
comparative production of commodi-
ities is the essence of capitalism.
���      ,       "The   commodities   thus    produced
with the invention of the steam engine exchange with one another in the open
internationalism was born, its doom market. Profit is made possible by
was already branded on its brow, the fact that the capitalist can buy la-
Conceived in contradictions and born bor at its cost of production, i.e., wa-
all  financial   institutions  in   Ihe  coun-
trics affected.
Thus we arrive ft the very heart
of ihe inherent weakness of (lie financial mechanism, lis scarcity measured as a standard e,( value ami ye)
thc scarcity .rendering it inadequate
as representing commodities.
"lis cunibersomencss anel scarcity
have resulted in a pancr .currency,
cheques, notes, etc. The grave aspect of our financial system is re-1
ve-aleel from the fact that statistics
of thc Saving Banks of September 7.
1907, show that there was deposited
in the banks eif England. France, Germany, Austria and Italv. an aggregate
of 5897 millions, while' the total gold
reserved ill these banks was only 1779
millions.
"Another flaw in our financial system is due to over drafts, and the fact
that ninety per cent of modern business is transacted on, credit. The
banks in normal times may safely extend its credit to its clients nine times
greater than the bank's reserve, in
other words, it can loan Ihe same dollar nine times, and draw interest on it
nine times." (This doubtless accounts
for thc enormous dividends declared
on hank stock, and its high appreciation   among   many   of  our     Canadian
statesmen).
"Every bank is inherently bankrupt
and can do business only as long as
the social faith is maintained,'and so- j
eial faith is going rapidly. In Europe
toelay everyone is reaching out feverishly for gold. Millions of breadwinners arc off to the front, the families
must fall back on their savings, and
the banks cannot meet the demand.
In vain fiat money will be issued, it
will only lead to more hoarding of
gold, and thus tei create an utterly irredeemable paper currency Which will
strangle the last effort of commodity
production.
"Even supposing that during the
war fiat money may be maintained at
the point of the bayonet, this fiat
money of half Europe will be outlawed by thc other half, and after the
war the fiat money of thc conquered
nations will be valueless, while that of
the conquering nations will be irre-1
deemable, and the social faith once
destroyed can never be restored, this
colossal bluff of the gold standard
once revealed to the people, capitalist production and finance is doomed."
Mr. Pinchott concludes his analysis
as follows:
"The financial Armageddon will be
delayed until military Armageddon
has laid waste the earth, and at the
sounding of thc list war trump will
swoop down upon exhausted Europe,
prostating society in a demoralization
from which nothing can rescue it short
of the seizure of the reins of power
by the working classes' and the reorganization of industry upon a basis
0i co-operation and production for
use.
"Armageddon is the death of the
old, the birth of the new order. It
is thc terrible'birth throes of the social man. Then all hail Armageddon,
Destroyer  and  Saviour."
"Why don't the unemployed go to
work" will be the subject next week.
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