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VANCOUVER-Home Schedule
In Northwestern League  1917
Belittle. July 18, 19, 20. II.
Tacoma, Aug   8. 9, 10, 11.
VANCOUVER���Home Schedule
In Northwestern League for 1917
Great Falls. Aug. 13. 14, 15,.16. IT, IS.
Spokane. A,u%.  20, 21. 22.  23. 21, 25.
Tacoma, Aug. Z��, 30. 31, Sept   1.
Vol. VI., No. 8���Established 1911
Price   Five   Cents
Clean Community Life
Demands Criminal Code Revision
CHE STANDARD has often declared  that  the
criminal law*, of Canada, as they are at present,
arc wholly inadequate for tllc maintenance of a clean
community life.    The Statutes need revising in order
,A\) it the hands of those who administer justice might
3e strengthened.   At a recent court sitting
"Magistrate Shaw, Vancouver's Stipendiary Magistrate, expressed his deep regret that he was compelled to dismiss a
case when he minded down his decision
in the cases of Horace and Mrs. Cock-
land and Meharchand, three persons who
were charged with contributing to juvenile delinquency. "1 much regret having
to dismiss this case," said he, "as I am
perfectly satisfied that all the parties are
guilty. The code, however, demands that
corroborative evidence shall be produced,
and nothing has been put forward. Therefore. I have to dismiss it.   Vou may go."
The people of our large cities are very often too
apt to throw the blame for the increase of crime upon
those who are charged with the administration of the
8aws, when, as in the 'case just cited, the hands of the
presiding magistrate are tied by some legal technicality, which certain types of lawyers magnify beyond
the bounds of equity and common sense. The many
societies and social service institutions that are at
work in our cities could greatly strengthen local
authorities in the prosecution of their work did they
take united and strenuous action in this matter. Prevention is always better than cure, and a stricter
criminal code, with less technicalities and more common sense law. would be of infinite benefit in the
suppression and elimination of criminality in city life.
A persistent agitation along thi*-. Une by these influential bodies is urgently needed.
This picturesque spot is Vancouver's playground.    The children's paradise.
by Ihc P. G. E. through beautiful scenery.
Reached within  40  minutes
Ferreting Out the Vermin
Clean City Campaign Needed
CHE STANDARD takes this opportunity of com-
plinicnting Trades License Inspector Charles
Jones of Vancouver city for the energy he has finally
displayed in getting the license- of two down town
lodging houses cancelled at the m
committee on Thursday.
Readers of THE STANDARD will rejoice that
our own ministers intend to take up the work of a
The Passing of the Parasite
World War Weeds Oul Wasters
real revival in our city in the fall of the year.    By a
S by a common impulse the big cities and also real revival we mean, not the gathering together'of
me of the provincial governments have pro-! all ihc cranks and misfits from the churches to sing
nouneed sentence upon loafers, hums and parasites in songs of the medieval ages to religio-rag-time music.
general.    It i> such action as would have delighted I Thai i- nol evangelism.   That is psychological mob
eeting of the finance\ ^le heart of the inspired apostle who wrote:   "If any manipulating���a perfected art in some parts of the
will noi work, neither should lie cat." j U.S.A.     \ real ethical revival, in which thc practical
It i- well to note how forgotten Scriptures, toge- truths of Scripture are interpreted in terms of modern
One of these house., or rather dens ot infamy is ther Nvith long-neglected and wholesome principles of Mite and applied to every sphere of our social order
situated right in the heart of the city, on Hastings c0111iuct come to their own in times of stress and prove i will infinitely benefit anv citv. and will he welcomed
Street, and has been thc rendezvous tor all son- and   ,,���.... ,,,,.,i;,v   n,,,ir .,,.,.,.j,|.v.. i,. :,m! newr-emling '*f-;hv all lovers' of home ami countrv   \\
cor.d;twns  of immoral    eHaracWI>.     llie    InspEcBTr|aptation t0 \xmm neeci��>
The food supply is limited beyond all former experience. Thousands of men have been removed from
productive industries, and arc  now converting   once.
md cam-
characterized this rooming house as one of the worst,
if not the worst in the city.   As a crime resort it wa
fitted up in real Rarbarv Coast fashion, and had al
kinds of contraptions for die carrying on of its dam- "fruitful fields into scenes of hideous strife
nablc traffic.    "Getaways" were cut through clothes
closets, wardrobes and pantry window-.   The woman
who ran this house is characterized as one of the most
notorious on the whole Pacific Coast.
age. A thwarted, mad ambition of one class to rule
the world has prompted an equally mad activity in
-inking every possible food ship in mid-ocean; so thai
'the question of food for tomorrow's needs thrusts a
The foregoing substantiates the statements made vital and absorbing problem upon the Canadian people
in THE STANDARD concerning the lamentable with something like startling suddenness. It serves
state of affairs that exists in our citv. The sordidness also, incidentally, to thrust the idler aud the bum into
of this tale, which is only one of'many that might the limelight of public observation and public reproba-
be told, should touch the heart of every right minded,|tion as never before.
clean thinking citizen and arouse them   to   take   a
greater interest in the welfare of the community.
It is a disgrace to citizenship that such conditions
are to be found in Rritish Columbia. It is also a
disgrace to Vancouver that there ha- been no demand
made by the citizens as a whole for the cleaning up
of these resorts. Father- ami mothers seem to hear
with indifference these tales of iniquity, and never
'seem to take thought as to the possibility of tlieir own
children being lured from home. Our daughters are
not immune from temptation. Not long ago a young
girl in this city was absent from home three night.
and after diligent search was found in Powell Street
cither doped or drunk, aud in a pitiable condition.
This girl was from one of our own homes, and this
fact should be pressed upon every parent. It is our
duy to take an interest in the moral conditions of our
city. The man or woman who refuses to do so is a
traitor to the best interests of home life and community welfare.
The Price of Principle
Standard Stands Pat
CHE clergymen of the city are not the only sufferers "for conscience sake" in our midst.
THE STANDARD can lay some claim to martyrdom
Nf As well. We sought to place before our many readers
the facts of The Tabernacle as we found them, without fear or favor,���something, by the way that tlie
Dailys of the city cannot say, for according to the
financial statement issued by one of the principals of
the movement, these journals were subsidized to the
tune of almost two hundred dollars per week,���with
the result that three devotees of Oliverism have seen
fit. through a little round robin, to ask us to discontinue sending the paper to their address in Burnaby. Like the evangelist from the States whom they
profess to follow, our late subscribers do not care to
give others the liberty they themselves demand. This
inconsistency in some types of religionists makes
their peculiar brand nauseous and repellant to liberty
lovers. In the cause of Freedom THE STANDARD
has always made sacrifices. We are, however, pleased
to inform our readers that we have added many subscribers as a result of our attitude to this great affliction that our city has had to suffer these last weeks.
Some of.the best thinking citizens have been added
to ur lists during this time, and that without any solicitation from agents. We have raised THE STANDARD.   We will keep it in the breeze, at all costs.
Men who destroy food by converting it into intoxicants, and men who claim the right to live in idleness
on the -weat and toil of others, are roughly grouped
in one batch as "allies of the Kaiser," aud they arc
finding short shrift iu communities where once they
were tolerated or even permitted to rank as society
Rut now we are told: "Society's hand is raised
against the loafer    Communities arc studying
method} for turning him to some account." while
wrathful proclamations conic smokillg-hot from various executive halls, all meaning the same thing, a- the
Governor of Mississipi mean- when he order- all
"loafer-, slackers and parasites to leave the State or
take a licking."
Rut where are they to yo? The street corner
loafer, a familiar sight everywhere, i-- not the real
problem; he is a symptom and must be reckoned with,
a nuisance that must he abated; hut social diseases
are not to he cured by treating symptoms, any more
than those physical ailments which afford quacks
their great opportunities and their great fortunes.
There are men who disdain even to put on the white
apron and wait on customers in the thirst places they
claim to own. They have never done what they con
sider menial work; they despise the men who live by
daily toil, and still more do they despise the women
who claim that a husband's wages should be spent for
family necessities rather than in support of the saloon.
Strenuous times, these, for parasites of every sort,
but when the saloon and its allied "industries"���the
gambling joint, the political conspiracy against the
ballot, and the house of assignation back of the drink
shop, up over it or ban
disposed of the lesser breed of parasites will presently
inie ami country. \\ c want applied
Christianity today. A workable presentation and application nf the precepts and principles of our Christian religion is what thc world is gasping for. and
the men who have the coinage lo attempt restate our
faith, in terms that can be understood, are deserving
the support and sympathy of all progressive patriots.'
Such men are not "theological degenerates" as our
flippant friend of the middle ages creed would have
us believe. They are courageous followers of ihc
first great "Higher Critic." Jesus Christ, who dared
to tell thc Pharisees and Scribes of his own day that
their interpretations of racred writ were antiquated
and only the remnants, ot out ivorn creeds and cults.
The letter killcth. but the spirit giveth life, li will
he die duly of each and every individual and institution in this city to get behind this great movement
when it is launched in the fall. It is needed, and if
given support and sympathetic co-operation along
sane and sensible line-, will have thc desired effect of
placing our citizenship upon a sound moral and religion- basis.
The Mayor's Policy Leads to
Incendiarism and Murder
��Y  the casting  vole of the   Mayor the  strike of
firemen  has  been  averted.    So the dominoes,
checkers and solitaire will once more be taken up by
fire-halls throughout thc city.
* *    %    v
()nee more shall the heroes of thc force pare their
finger nails on the spacious green -ward.
* *    *    *
And when the alarm bell rings the boys in blue,
their hair hastily arranged, will dash madly off   to
battle with the flames.
^    ^   ^.    ff
What hold the firemen have upon the mayor
seems difficult to discover. He is their friend and
supporter in all seasons. In fact he is their special
pleader. When responsible citizens charged that certain firemen engaged in looting at the recent Woods,
Vallance & Leggat fire, the mayor was the first to
stand up for the fire fighters and the man who pressed
hardest for a whitewash.
* *        f:        f.
Do the firemen of the city constitute a big vote-
gathering system? Is it necessary to have the support
of the firemen and their friends in order to get into
municipal office ?
^    ^    ff    ff
At all events the most disgraceful happening at
the city hall of recent date was the caving in of the
council on the casting vote of the mayor when the firemen held them up at the point of a gun that vvas not
* *   *   *
Solicitor McCrossan says that the men who went
on strike broke the criminal law and might be sent
to jail. This is common sense whether or not it is
good law. What right have the members of the city
fire brigade, whether or not they are adequately paid
for their services, to forsake their posts as they did
last week?
ttt    *    * . *
If their wishes had not heen grained, it is likely
that thc firemen would have turned out a picket at
each of thc halls with the idea of preventing other
men from engaging in the work of protecting the city
from the flames.
* *    ^    .-.
Here we have a pure case of liberty run riot. Here
i- a case of the bottom fallng out of a democratic
system which Usually works well.
Vancouver i- nl lhe nicrcv of a band of men who
Ire prepared to see Vancouver burned to the earth
unless they get a few cents more for an hour'- work.
Vancouver is at thc mercy of a number of aldermen
and a mayor who are prepared to assi-t in a policy
which leads to incendiarism and plain murder.
immisstoners  t'i
of     ail
I) during
sense of
Political Prosecutions  Collapse;
Investigations Arc  Usually  Whitewashings
C11I-. collapse of  the  Winnipeg   Prosecution
astonishing, and disappointing to all socia
formers   and   lover-  of  clean   healthy  politics
case against the ex-ministers ha- broken down,
the whole matter i- open to criticism.
Tlic accused men are now formally cleared "i
charges against them, If the Crown had no evidence
to convict, these men should never have been put on
trial.    If thev are innocent men then the authorities
arc open to the charge of having allowed themselves
to he used for the purpose of discrediting men in
public life. Hut if the Crown had evidence, the pro
sccutions should have been pressed to the limit, and
any excuse offered for failure only serves to deepen
the disquieting and disrupting conviction lhat in
Canada thc "higher tips" can laugh at the law.
All over the Dominion, political investigations
have been held into all manner of corruption and
graft, but very few. if any real convictions have been
secured. Men who steal railroads and whole Provinces  from the people���very seldom are put behind
, ,        ,        , ,       .the "bars."   W'e usually hand them out a knighthood.
hv-when these ]iave been | and anQther ^^ ^ ^ ackllowlc(,gement\,f their
crafty cleverness.
If a hungry man, however, pulls an apple from a
tree in the garden of some of these "Knights" he will
be sent to durance vile for three or four years, and
tliat without mercy.
Public confidence in the legal machinery of Canada is not very strong, lt used to be quite a common
saying in our streets that Justice was tainted at the
fountain head. The results of all these costly prosecutions and investigations have not lessened in any
degree the stigma of this statement. These legal farces have only served to hold up the law to ridicule
as a class institution. The common manhood of Canada has no confidence in legal proceedings of any
kind. Tn the opinion of the average citizen, our lawyers and judges are past masters in thc art of using
a white-wash brush. Thc public confidence has heen
shaken by the failure of our Commissioners to defin-
Preachers Prefer Peace
Big Ethical Campaign in Fall
T' HE General Ministerial Association of Vancouver has decided to take no notice of the challenges and other things that have been thrown at
them by this evangelist Oliver from the United States.
The ministers of the city will continue along the even
tenor of their own way. and will not be discomfited
or disturbed by the wind-jammers that are towed into
our port. In "this decision THE STANDARD feels
that our clerical friends are showing great wisdom
and the true Christian spirit. They will not render
railing for railing, but will pass over in silence this
attempt of a bombastic adventurer to get a little free
Standard Commends Commission
And Also Criticises Their Actions
^"slIK  decision  of  the   License  C
y~s     cancel the license    of    The    Empres.
will    meet    with    the    heart)'     approval
the    citizen-    of    Vancouver,    and    indeed
Columbia.    Such     a    den    of    infamy    was
out. with many oilier-, by THE STAN 1>AR
tiie past three weeks, and it i- with a great
gratification that wc record tin- drastic but necessary
action by the Hoard.   We are pleased to see that the
several  civic  departments  responsible   for  the  cleai
administration of our cit) are now 'getting onto their
job.'    We hope the good work will continue witl
abaited vigor and determinatii n.   The city i- '
���mlicd with resorts and den-  and such a sit",
a serious menaci   to the youth ol   Hritish Columbia
With vigilance and coinage   this   ferreting   .������
mii-t he prosecuted until all the slim)   mon ters   "f
perdition, and their nefarious deed- have been unearthed, and severely ptillishi
Tin I icense Commissioners should have !;
with more favor upon the request of Tin Military
Authorities for the closing of all saloon ai nine
ofclock in ihe evening. Thi- is a war measure that
should he supported, and the decision of ihe Board
io lay the matter over, i- a disappointment to lhe best
element in the citv. The right- of saloon keeper- and
iiar tenders seem to get first consideration by some
types of license commissioners, ai d the manner iu
which these men guard the liquor interests generally,
has led to the asking of some pertinent: questii n-
THE STANDARD is of thc opinion that when a
countrv is at war. and in such a life and death, struggle
a- we find ourselves at thc present moment, every
assistance should he given lo those who are intrusted
with its prosecution,���both at home and abroad. The
actions of those who in any way impede the winning
of the war should receive investigation, and if necessary censure. The Military Authorities, and indeed
the general public, demand that the saloon- be closed
at nine o'clock in the evening, to all comers. There
should bc no discrimination, and no unfair protection
! of the "Trade's" interests. It will be a happy day for
' British Columbia when we have no saloon, and it will
i be a gloricms day in the history of old Britain when
she releases herself from the strangle hold liquor has
i upon her. and throws the monster for ever on his
back. Let us do all in our power to help our father*
: land.   This is the ambition of all true patriots.
itelv determine the innocence or guilt of persons ac-
; cused of appropriating public funds. We want more
i specific and pointed pronouncements from tbe men
whom we intrust with the probing of our affairs, ami
we want to know who is going to jail for the robberies
lhal have taken place in our Provinces. A rigorous
and impartial enforcement of the Criminal Code is
the only effective cure lor political thieves and robbers. TWO
SATURDAY, JULY  14,  191/
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Steamers leave Union Dock daily at 9:15 a.m.. Sunday at 10:30
a.m. for Bowen Islam!. Britannia Mines, Squamish ami way points
returning at 7:30 p.m.
Meals on Board
Or. Saturdays a Steamer leaves Union Dock at 2:00 p.m. for Bowen
Island direct, returning from Bowen Island at 6:3(1 a.111. on Momla
With  mir good  Hotel  Service (his makes a delightful  week end.
Terminal Steam Navigation Company Ltd.
The Vacation Problem Solved
Switzerland  of North America
Reached only by the
The Land of Glorious Sunshine and Magnificent Scenery. A Region of Majestic .Mountains and Spectacular Canyons, of Beautiful
Lakes and  Streams abounding  with "Carney'' Fish.
A descriptive Folder may be obtained upon application to Passenger
Department, 404 Welton Block.    Sey 9547.
Pacific Great Eastern   Ry.
Summer Voyages of Two to Six Days
by the
Eight Vessels "8" in Regular Service
Union Steamship Coy.
of B.C. Limited
Calling at all Northern K. C. Points
Head  Offices: VANCOUVER
Union Dock, Foot of Carrall Street
Telephone Seymour 306
Also Victoria and Prince Kupert
Canadian Northern Railway
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Full particulars may be obtained from any Canadian Northern Agent.
Phone Seymour 2482
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Where to go and Whal lo See���Recreation, Cycling, Fishing, Camping,  Wheel Wanderings, Etc.
To "Get a Move On"
removal of your HOUSEHOLD GOODS
-Nearly 20 years experience has put tis in a position where we can say
and prove it right up to the hilt.
Talk your moving plans over with us. Phone
Seymour 7360 or come on down and see us if you
can. Get acquainted with our big moving organization���then you'll be perfectly content to leave your
order with us.
Secnrltr   Fireproof   Storage   and
Moving;  Co.  Limited.
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Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen. 46
Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
wanted to clean and repair at the
factory, 438 RICHARDS STREET
(JJy Kover)
Probably at no time since the days
of thc boom has (he bicycle loomed
so largely in the public mind and eye
as now. There is much in this to be
devoutedly thankful for, for it proves
conclusively that the war is turning
our eyes toward some of ils blessings
hitherto somewhat eclipsed by the
more transient chrarma of the merely
luxurious or comfortable. The bicycle is one of the very few products
of modern times which, the more
closely its charms are analyzed and
its spheres of usefulness enquired
into the more necessary it appears to
become. We arc given to understand that the purely luxurious has
got to go. Very well, then; the bicycle will make its strongest claim
for public attention in the field of
utility and general service, although
those of us wdio know what a good
wheel really is will certainly reserve
a place in our mental stock-taking of
the cycle and cycling for the luxury
that is in it. The bicycle is going to
play a great part in the national life
from now onwards at any rate, until
the end of the war, by which time
it will have so thoroughly established itself in the minds of the millions
f workers, sedentary and otherwise.
as an article of utility with an irresistible pleasure side, tllat we may
reasonably anticipate that its real
career and its real place in the eon-
omic life of the nation will date as
from the present time of strife and
turmoil. The bicycle is a national
servant; not in one direction only
will it serve the state by serving the
unit, but in dozens of ways, and the
trader who is out to do business over
the next few months will do well to
sit down and think out the new possj-
biities very exhaustively; for if he
will do so he will find first of all
that arguments which in pre-war
days were merely side-lines are today the main theme.
Many a time during the last twenty years has the writer advocated a
stronger push for interesting our
junior brethcrn in cycling, .and bringing them into the fold���"catching
them young," in fact; and the necessity and advantage of such a policy
was more than brought home during
the holiday last week. Of course, (he
fact that thousands of men are engaged in military service at (he pres-
en( (ime is the reason why one meets
so few "eligibles" on the roads; but
one was struck by the enormous
number of school-lads seen on the
roads and in the parks, and so sensibly spending (heir vacation in this
healthy manner. Very many of
(hese were not beginners, but accomplished cyclisls, and the ease and
speed of their progression were remarkable. But why do the younger
generation of cyclists in this fair cily
make monkeys of themselves by
standing ou the pedals, and quite ignoring the saddle? One may well
ask why have a saddle at all. If only
they knew what they looked like to
the accomplished cyclist, they would
sit a cycle as it is meant to be sat
upon and not appear as if tliey were
trying to climb a tree.
* * *
It is to be hoped that the exhibition authorities will see their way to
include a few short races for junior
riders. From these, and the many
thousand school boy riders vvill be
formed thc future adherents of the
wheel, and theyare worth looking
after, so that when peaceful days
come and supplies are once more liberal, there are probabilities of trade
here of a most encouraging kind,
which is one of the grcat reasons
why everything possible to help them
to pursue the pastime should be
done for them. It is true that the
lads have vagaries, arid some of them,
owing to their high spirits and the
shining egotism which so often characterises promising youth, may not
be easy to "get on with"; but perspicacious men will be well able> to
handle them deftly, and their custom
will be well worth having, both now
and in the years to come. Look over
the haziness of (he present and near
future, and there seems a prospect
fair enough to help us'all to bear the
burden which is ours today, but may
Look after the young ones now, and
ihey will return to you after many
* * *
Not even the war seems to damp
the ardour of the motor cycle inventor. The crop of patents is positively
* * *
Moving is the order of the day in
the cycling world, and A. M. Chapman, better known to riders as
Chappie," and to the trade as "The
Other Cycle Man," is now settled
down in comfortable and commodious (|uarters at 523 Georgia street,
itherwise  The  Red  Store.
Mr. Chapman who first saw the
light within the sound of Bow Hells
has been all his short life in the
cycle trade. At school he raced a
bit, but his principal enjoyment was
louring, and he has wandered from
end to end of the south coast. Cornwall was, however, his favorite county. In England he often officiated
as judge and umpire at hill climbing
and  reliability  trials.
When the wanderlust seized him
he made for Chicago, where he put
in tliree years in the automobile
trade, later serving one year at Detroit, h'or the last three years and
a half he has been located in Vancouver. Mis specialty is American,
wheels, the Cleveland and Ramblers
being his best sellers. His repairing
plant is quite up-to-date, and he is
fully equipped for key repairing and
* * *
Racing cyclisls will learn with interest that Mr. Rolston, of W exhibition, has arranged to lay down a
quarter of a mile cycle track inside
the athletic grounds for exhibition
week. The track will be well banked
at all four comers. Good prizes will
be put up by the exhibition committee and Mr. Maskins will be pleased
to give information to all speed merchants.
. * * *
Prices of used machines in France
are way in excess of the first costs
of the motorcycles when new.
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The most unusual use to which
the motorcycle has been adapted in
the Southwest is that of patrolling
the orange and* lemon districts of
southern California to protect them
against frost injury. Thc growers
use crude-oil-burning heaters to
warm up the fruit in tlieir groves
whenever the temperature drops to
thirty degrees or less during the winter nights, and in order to know
when to begin lighting tbeir heaters
the fruit men maintain a squad ol
motorcyclists to read thermometers
for them.
In this district there are one
hundred and thirty-six government
thwemometers. These are located
on telephone poles, trees, and posts
at thc roadside in all thc low spots
of the valley. The object of locating
them in this matter is to catch the
temperature of the coldest places.
There are seven motor-eycle patrolmen on the call list. They draw
$5.50 per night and are used only on
the cold nights. Each man has
about twelve square miles to cover
every,hour. In that time he must
visit from fifteen to twenty-one thermometers at remote spots in the
country, list the the number of the
thermometer and register its temperature on a card. He is supposed to
make the rounds every hour. If a
rider, in making the rounds, finds the
temperature at thirty degrees or below that, he goes to the nearest
ranch house and reports in to the
fruit packing house, where the secretary of the Frost Protective Association is stationed. The secretary then
instructs the Central girl at the telephone office to call all of the ranchers out of bed and notify them to
light up. The system has been worked out so nicely that every rancher
in the district���and there are nearly
a thousand of them���can be notified
within an hour. The motorcycle
riders are, to a great extent, responsible for the safety of a fruit crop
worth  nearly five  millions  of dollars
By J.  II.  Hamilton
The veracity of fishermen is often
questioned and is supposed to be of
not a very high order. As a fisherman, the writer is quite aware that
the opprobrium attached to the disciples of Izaak Walton is not altogether undeserved. After a whole
day's fishing with nothing to show
for it, the temptation is very great
to describe "the wonderful fish one
had on the line and lost." You will
notice that it is always a wonderfully
big fish  tliat a  man  loses!
Many a lime and oft a fish has
struck at my bait which I felt convinced must have been the biggesl
fish ever seen. When 1 have bien
fortunate enough to land him. however, he generally turned out to be
quite an ordinary small representative of the finny tribe.
A few days ago I was trolling for
salmon in the calm waters of the
beautiful Horseshoe Bay at Whytecliff. Although a keen fisherman, 1
always find a keen enjoyment in fishing at Whytecliff even though 1
catch nothing, for the bcautious surroundings are themselves, more than
ample repayment for the short journey from  the  city.
On the particular evening in question, I had got away from my office
a couple of hours earlier than usual
land was on the water by six o'clock.
11 had pretty good sport and took
ihome a nice fourteen pound spring
[salmon for breakfast the next morn-
jing, in addition to landing a couple
| of cod. But it is not of my own
[catch that I wish to speak, for I
I witnessed a fight between a small
boy and a big fish such as can-seldom be seen, and full of interest to
I the onlooker even though not a fisherman. Reggie Forsyth is thirteen
(years old but already a keen fisherman, following in the footsteps of
j his father, who is one of the ablest
iwielders of the rod in this province,
holding the record for the biggest
; Dolly Vardcn trout caught on the
[rod and line, weighing thirteen
Reggie and his father were trolling
in the bay quite close to my boat.
Suddenly I heard (he always welcome
sound of the whirring of the reel and
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Small  Boy  lands  44  lb.   Salmon  at
simultaeonsly a shout from Reggie.
Almost immediately a big fish, obviously a salmon, broke water quite
close to my boat, within fifteen feet,
and the splash he made came right
into my boat.
Hold on to him, Reggie, you have
got a twenty-ifve pounder," I shouted across. Down, down, went the
fish, taking a straight run of about
thirty-five yards. Little Reggie played him with the skill of an experienced fisherman and his father handled
the boat in sueh a manner that the
fish was unable to put too heavy a
strain on the line, but nevertheless
the stout greenheart' salmon-rod
bent into a bow whenever the fish
was checked. Back and forth across
the bayvvent the fish at amazing
speed, leaping five times from the
water, and putting up a wonderful
fight, diving deep and making
straight runs of ten to twenty-five
After thirty minutes of the fight,
the fish was sufficiently exhausted to
be reeled up along side the boat, but
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IN THE MATTER of tho  title  to Lot
17,   Norlh   of   3-4     Block     "B"    and
South   1-2   Blbok   "C,"     District  Lot
704, Map No. 1960.
WHEREAS appliodilon 1i��b been,
made for a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to the above mentioned lands in
the name of William John Adair:
AND WHEREAS on Investigating the
title it appears that you were the
holder of a right to purchase the said
lands, under an unregistered Agreement for Sale, dated 2nd February,
NOW THEREFORE, I hereby give
you notice that It Is my intention ^t
the expiration of fourteen (14) days
from the service on you of this notice
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pursuance of the said application,.
free from the above mentioned
Agreement for Sale, unless you take
and prosecute the proper proceedings
to establish your claim, if any, to ���
said lands, or to prevent such proposed   action  on  my  part.
Dated   at   Ihe  Land   Registry   Office.
Vancouver,   B.   C,   tliis   12th   day     of
April,  A.D.. 1917.
To:    Joseph  S. Mcrson.
5w��� 1
District Registrar. . SATURDAY, JULY 14, 1913
Milady's Gossip
Wo n  in  thc  old  country    havclgate,  Harriet  Martincau
w it li  i ertain  rcsti ictioui am      lal
,,i ms, at last been granted that to ir   before   this,    however,
gain   which   ihey   have   for   10  man) ��� . onsfield,    then    only    Mr.
years waged desperate and Hei < Disraeli, had spoken in the course of
battle, namely the Parliamentary ne i hii ipeeches in favor if the
vote. In the chief colonies of the granting of votes to women, al-
llritish Empire, women haw held ihc'though no actual resolution was ever
power to cote lor sotne
here   in   our  own   province
Columbia it is also new to
yet we have not had the i
time, bul brought fopward
afforded  us  of  cxercisin;
' us, and as
our privil-
I petition with men; they have taken
the highest degrees at the universities, they have qualified ami practiftd
'most successfully as doctors; (hey
will soon, we hope, be able to -how
themselves equally successful as lawyers; they play important pan- as
members of school boards, health
committees, and similar local ho.lies.
they have proved themselves to bc
apable organizers and controllers,
and often more than the equal ol
many men in business; while in the
wide fields of art and literature- lh.;.
have climbed to dizzy heights.
At the sanu- time the women who
have done these things arc of more
or less exceptional mental calibre,
and it lias taken the war with its
attendant accompaniment of sacrifice
horror and self-denial to show thi
true metal of the average
the   llritish   Empire,   and
I  read thc other day au interesting
extract from  which  I  learned that  it
is just exactly half a century ago that I times in  favor oi the  movement for
a motion was  first presented in the women's suffrage.
Hi- had remarked
that "he could not see whj "omen
should not he granted the right to
vote in a country where they were
not only allowed to fill many public
office.-, but also where women could
inherit  the  throne." S that they an- every hit as capable ofIthe fancy of the moment, or th
In   later  years    he   voted    several (earnest thought and effort on behalfjof the  prevailing    silhouette.
trousseau of the bride .'.as made of
material carefully chosen, and felt
between thumb and finger, with
eye to lasting a lifetime���long cloth,
with heavy solid embroidery and
feather stitching being much favored.
Try ior one instant to imagine a
bride of today suddenly appearing in
their midst holding up for their inspection a filmy "nighty" of palest
fine "fink voile, with yoke of cobwebby lace threaded with ribbon,
���I. evei practically nil, the opi
finished with a dainty ipraj "i wee
satin roses;���why, the dear things
would just faint right away with
horror,  I feel convinced.
-\cvertheless Buch in the awful fact,
that we no longer look   ior  solidity,
nor  do   we  desire   that  our  lingerie
should last us a lifetime.    We prefer
woman of to change its fashion both in cut and
to     prove material   periodically,    according    to
House uf Commons for permitting to
women the use of a Parliamentary
In the year 1W_7 during a debate
upon the hill which had been brought
before the House for granting tlic
vote to the working man, Mr. John
Stuart -Mill moved the resolution that
women, too, wdio possessed all the
same qualifications as those which
were necessary to entitle the man t'i
._ vote, should he granted the same
It is said that only a member who
commanded such attention, and was
of such a firmly established reputation as Mr. John Stuart Mill, could
have possibly secured even respect
for such a motion.
This was not by any means the actual beginning of the movement, for
a good half century earlier the claim
of women to the rights of citizenship
Gladstone Opposed
Mr. Gladstone, the "Grand Old
Man." was. however, always a most
active and untiring opponent to any
such  measure.
It makes us pause to wonder on
what these two, both such splendid
men, based their decisions as to thc
fitness or unfitness of women. Were
their judgments founded upon the
types of women with which ihey
were surrounded and most familiar,
or was it merely a matter of party
feeling with regard to thc weighty
influence which the women's vote|
would bring to bear. At any rate it
is safe to say that from tliat day to
this the fight has waged continuously
an.! w- can only hope that the object
when attained will be looked upon
as being every whit as precious and
valuable as when seemingly unattainable, anil will be bestowed only with
of their country's welfare, a
male part of the population.
Much Speculation
There is. of course, much S|
tion as to how the vote will hi
by women, and much nervous
has   been   expressed.     It    has
raised   in   argument  against   us.   thatIreal   lace   insertion,   with   edging
we   arc   temperamentally    hysterical, I th?   same   at  the    neck    and
unreliable,  illogical,   not    dependable, shoulder  straps  of  hemstitched
easily influenced, and  ever  so    many I ribbon, was enough  to make any
the I and crepe dc chine bloomers are being shown in most desirable forms,
inset and' finished with lace of a firm
and heavy make of ecru, while a
princess slip petticoat that I saw, of
white crepe de chine, trimmed in
severe   straight   lines   with   bands
vhich  fall  far  sh
had been urged at intervals by both intelligent thought and proper con-
men and women of thought and in- -ideration, but we can feel all too
telligence. sure that many iu the army of wo-
I'.ut the resolution so boldly moved men who have for snme years before
by Mr. John Stuart Mill was the ac- the outbreak of the war made tlicni-
other  thin
We grant that it will really be as
well it all candidates see to it that
their powers of oratory are all that
they should be, appealing, sympathetic and flowing, for they may be sure
that many of us are at heart Desde-
monas, to be fascinated by the spell
f the. most facile tongue���and, of
oursc, surprising results must always be looked for at elections, for
has it not through all the ages been
granted that much of our charm and lone
fascination lie in our very incousist-1 is _
ency. and shall we forego the soft
impeachment now?
But, joking aside,  the most critical
tual insertion of the thin, fine end of
the wedge, and  he  was urged to  the
daring deed by a small coterie of serious  thinking  women  of the  day.
Wanted  Petition
Me. however, would not consent to
selves so conspicuous and notorious,
will he like children who so often
scream for some fancied desired object, only to tire of it almost as soon
as possession is attained.
For it is the  case in  everv social
move the resolution unless he was j movement or reform, be it amongst
.given a petition, bearing at least one I men or women, that there arc the
hundred women's signatures, which] prime movers, or leaders, and a cer-
he could present at thc same time, so!tain intelligent following who have
we can only imagine that even this given thought to the matter and are
very daring and plucky member (ear- convinced of the fairness of their de-
'I to face the onslaught of sarcasm . mauds but the largest numbers arc
and ridicule which such a suggestion'like most of Ihc sheep in a flock and
vvas almost sure to cal forth, without jusl follow blindly, stumhliiigly, with-
some sort of shield to hide behind. i out knowing whither they arc being
However,  in  thc  shortest  possible led, and without intelligence    enough
space of time he received the desired
petition with over one thousand
names, instead of the one hundred
requested, amongst them being those
of such women wdio lAve helped tc
make   history,   as   Florence   Nightin-
I to  direct  themselves.
Since   those   days,   fifty   years   ago.
when   Mr.  John   Stuart  Mill  inserted
, the   thin   end  of  the   wedge  in    the
House of Commons on behalf of wo-
' men, they have travelled far in coin-
man  feel  envious.
I hear from a Paris correspondent
too, that low shoes or pumps are
the correct wear there with short
skirts, high shoes being but little
worn, as they are said to take too
much leather for the patriotic woman, though in brown they are still
worn high and neatly laced. Cloth
top shoes, well made and fitted, are
very general.
With regard to gloves, many well
dressed women are wearing cotton
though the washing chamois
is a great favorite i" r ordinary wear,
and many of the every day gloves,
too, are of gauntlet shape; while for
dress   wear  fine  suede  are   the   most
itripes  are  boldly  broad.
ir     Teachers
."vers   of
be lore
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and obstinate opponents of women's favored. Sunshades are small but
suffrage must see the foundations of .long in the handle, and are very
their fears crumbling before them, much maile in striped materials, look-
for the women in all parts of the ing particularly smart when tl
P.ritish Empire have had their patriotism tested by too severe a strain
for further doubt but that the spirit
in which the great number of them
will use the vote will be the same
spirit as that in which they have
worked and suffered side by side with
our brave men in their country's
cause  for victory.
That there will be many who will
go sheep-like to the polling booth,
and with about as much understanding, is an undoubted fact, but it is
quite as undoubted that their, number
is equalled by men of the same class.
There will always, too, be a certain
proportion with interest not suffi-
cietnly vital, or who imagine themselves too much occupied wiih home
and   personal   matters   to   make    any
use  of the power    given    them,  but
here,  too, will bc slackers to match
among the males.
A Sacred Trust
The dread  events  of the last  three
years  have, however, proven  the  facl
that  the vote���such  a  small  seeming
thing in  itself, yet each  one  of  such
inestimable  value  in   the   welfare    of
our country���could be in no    belter
hands than those of a capable thinking woman, or in  the hands    i  any
of those women who    have    bravely
and willingly given the lives of their
dear ones for their country's honor;
for thej will most assuredly feel that
they vote as representatives of   their
beloved dead, that such a sacred trusl
must be worthily used, for there is
no hero who has been capable ol
making the "supreme sacrifice" for
country and freedom, but would have
used his vote with a right and true
feeling  of  responsibility.
The   above   wa
remembered  to  add  "and  Singing."
Now I wish to quell, mice and for
all. the ribald jibe anent our usual
announceemnt���"Teacher of Music
AND Singing." As a representative
Scotsman I feel it incumbent upon
me to explain the joke is supposed
to be upon thc singers. ( N'.l'..���That
is supposed to be my explanation'.
Xow to blast thc evil jest upon
algebraic formulae: Singing includes
elocution. Music does not include elocution (excepting in Anglican
chants in some places a long way
from Vancouver). Therefore, Music
Iocs not include Singing, and. it is
|uite in order for a musical educationist (to use a Yankee-ism) to advertise as "Teacher
Tliere   i-   a   coal   i
long our street    a I
kind, although his s|
il a flavor of S "Lii
ite   command  of  on
vowel.     His   usual   i
ticularly   line,  at
effort   can   emit
fills   several     bli
sample of Voice
be heard ill the i
At last the weather has come upon
us that really demands and allows ot
the wearing of thinner undergarments.
Much of the newest underwear
particularly in the samples sent from
Paris, is being made of a very fine
soft quality voile, in pale shades of
pink, blue, yellow* or mauve, and, of
course,  there is always  white.
Fine and dainty lingerie is invariably a source of pure delight to the
feminine heart, and real works of art
can be wrought by clever fingers at
home for but a minimum of expense
and labor, as the newest and most
up-to-date patterns in shapes and designs can be had for undergarments
as well as for frocks or coats.
The materials ir general use for
the purpose now-a-days���viz., voile,
gazo, crepe-de-chine, china silk, and
finest mulls or cambrics���are all so
very easy and delightfully soft to
stitch, being void Of dress, or that
timely ingredient that used to be so
general in giving an appearance of
substance to cotton goods.. In these
days we are not in search of substance for our underwear, as in the
time of our great grandmothers.
Then the  lingerie  provided  for    the
What Shall We Do For Our Crippled Soldier*.
By J. S. DENNIS, of the. C.P.R.
IT  Is  Interesting and   gratifying  to homes for disabled soldiers, in which
note   ihe   application   of   though I some   12,'JUO   veterans  are  car��d   for
and  skill  with  which Canada  li annually.   These   homes   ure   praeti-
iii.d ;    ,.i g   iln.-   great   problem   oi ially ai-.             -  .villi  federal and'
ca" ,: tor those ol our soldiers *'__������ State   Governments    providing   the'
have i. eivi d :.'   u h ���> In tbe battles malutena
against  the  Huns,   Napoleon   would No attempt '*a�� mads in esiabllab-j
l.'s  opinion    i...       tepubll till to trail   I ie maimed]
are   ungrateful"   could   ibe    'Utlli oul             otne   (he:
. ��� i -l'   i, :.rn uf Dd      I ol                     les    The loss!
I orl      oul  i'ir tbe i ar
'. ; nf our boys who are i '   rn
��� .; I .
���  i ���!������    o   Flai lei i and Ih
i        .. ill   - abl ���        In io u.
eya was eoiH
.���.'.. nt  nature
patio] i cared Tor as
I ,1 .       of  liis
I'erbaps iscause of tha
ir plai ps In the rai lell  lers of
rtlng si Idlers ol  I  dus ry.
, ��� :....    only to tern I
-: ihi
son    for    N
; maimed  i    un
my  were rei elv
��� ted ai i I ������' ���i. : r
Ivll  ��ar to learn i    -  .        il;   Ity  '�����
���  atioi rl  si rhaps  ii   was
re nn ental ro-
-    i;        ���
���  ���   . :.:   .  ihe
���_->   heroes
id   I  with or i
must be said, of
lh rs of
. ii Army did not enter these
'i In i" . ere an] who -ought
��� heir Individual handicap and tin-
t< 111 consigned to the class ni .. succeeded iu training themselves
lu charity, sad al' tco soon per-ito light life's battles successfully,
ted to '!:'���:' Into tbe almost hope. I-' . as lime that Canada Invests
haul- fcr a livelihood In a world one-half ol the money In so-called
��� promptly forgot their beroic soldier bon.es that tbe United States
it.      l.iule    wonder    dial    aim*  did   roughly, (5 000,000, and thai  we
,<���   if   soldier
���. :.rv   [U
i i o w
ihis great
Hosi itsls
: * i |
i  lii ��� d'U'
v< r . 1
Iv   -
e crippled
'   ll     -ll'   ll
r a   n   .
to   make   these   homes
0 la as well as hospitals.
lines  of  Industry  could
. ipplii i   ��*ttb   iraineil
I    i   oi n '���' Canada
'   '.   ������     to   ..rest   tho
'!���''  r ��� ��� ' abundant-
���' ay   in  our  iiralrl �����   or
ai .���-  >i ti ���  Di h i    ��� ttle-
;    ..��� . ��� .    What
���   il ��� -���������     ���    provide
Ian  ��� ���- thai    i   >dm ale
.    tl Hers us
��� '   ,:     igrlculture!
in     h      pi nzard em-
1  ol    imes;  and
���!  ol   men  having io te
1 a  ������ usly,    there   is   i
i   langer ot shu.ir.g
withoul  regard  to
ii ting square pegs Into
does noi  pay     We must
rai Ingenuity in forming
1 ill  ; the besi that can
In: sn ���������! (': ��� uda has only worked ofir plans for
the ir.-i. :i- efiietency men say    ll be. done  for and  with  'he  returning
��� ..'ii   demonstrated   lhal    woea- men.     Oocd    people   olten    say    to
nil   training   ol   aiir   crippled   sol them "Nothing is !oo goad for you."
is   is  an   ernnomh    *avins   to   the [���  Is easj  to talk like that, in  vague
��� ���I   value in the generalities  bm we have got to come
used ;" i lhal in down to particulars and find out  la
pOlHie      I     .1!    ���
is ereatly Inen
ui  being   pub
iriliiB     -"."   r-
id   :nr  -!     - a
���    .r     Tin
ii lal
��� men���yes,
man.   with
and   aptl-
bas risked
��� i
ild   'in
the v-ry
ecu   trivy
ee   the
t re
w ill   brill.:   a   via   i ���
ye;-l's to come.
4t   the   present   i
States      maintains
Homes   for  disabled
ol in i a is', di tabled   de serve?
hest lhai ihi   state pnsulhly
him     "  is noi  ��� ibi Ity   bi
���    i il
In H      sol Ill  ���    an
rippled from  lo our ��� -   ts  rai   >r  tl
In llu   Iic_.pl    ;��� Dd  a   ':���'   lllty
land ;,..-..    the   fifty   j   ar.-   Bini
ii ������    i ..res  i ivij  tt'ai United   hates lis
  a   . i'h out   mor ���  than   a   bllli
lor   but   a   ��� ���..- ��� '   ..'.-::-   and   the
11i de '      v. on   ��� an deny the duty
of  the  scope of,of  the slate  to  provide foi   thi
��� ' ui lertaken Pbled soldiers. The pension is bul a
-i' i will take rartial payment of the debt io the
on these men disabled hero Tbe debt Includes as
"������ than others, well, all possible help so thai be may,
-incut required W.Jth the assistance of his pension
.nils and homes and the special training in suitable
mn during tbe vocations, be able to provide as well;
or belter for liis family as lie could
me the United have done before be volunteered his
nine National services In defence of th ��� Empire.
soldiers,   which [This,  like all  oilier  assistance   how-i
were erected at a cos: of $6,771,427. | ever, merely puts the man in a posi-
The number carpd for in ihese homesjtion to compete on an equal footing.'
is upwards of ia.txm yearly��� mostly j He is in a better position to fight the,
disabled veterans of tbe Civil War. i "Battle of Life.'' But no matter how
which was ended more than 50 years; much the state helps him, it Is up to
ago. in addition to tiese national j the man himself to make the best use,
homes, practically each one of the of the advantages and to succee^i,
Northern     .State.,     maintain     suite 1 '
Will'   tin
���   Hole   and
eSoliallCC    i-
drives t
. with
and then rolled him across the room arc fingere
by applying his toe to the patient's and four l
ribs. Is it too late t i revive some of gan; and i
these  methods? pupil  from
Last week saw the departure i i the   !l'"'u  um
last of the wise men  from  thc  East,
our visiting musical examiners. They
are  a   \ i ry   mixed   lot.   and   of   ��ii
varying degrei - of  n al abil ty.    The
really useful examiner, and the
com ii i in   '      ��   lib   while,   gives.
one a  li w  pract 'al  hints  to ilit   stu i i I
par-1and a heart to heart '.ilk to the   i   i
th    I isis    f a thumb
s���      ������  the  pipe  or-
trying to take a
n  the    piai
if   losworth's
n    the
from an   I.; ���   ilication.    I H
find  yoursi vi ilii
em by i ailing er to shift I
third  position   with   her  fifth   I
when   she  do I ess     in I
w il
er, not repelling questions himself,
Hi should be patieni in manner and
alert in work, \t times they bl ime
in* 'able, and their markings erratic.
A lady with considerable experi-
elocutionary and musical aspectsjence in handling the species told me
were deficient. The call sounded as how she managed tliis time, "Doctor X came half an hour late and very
h no apparent
ing call that
Another fine
uction used to
icinity, but the
follows: "Hot I'ics! Hot Pics!
Strife from the blkeouse Hot Ties!
(like d' 1 m.- d'l m .���: , 1 d'- 1 s : in
From these instances should be
drawn the conclusion that every vocal teacher ought to have on his
brass���Teacher of Voice Production,
Elocution, Breathing and Music.
"Singing" is quite an obsolete term.
One pleasing substitute that found favor a few years ago I would like to
see revived, the charming word Vox-
I knew a barber up-country who
labelled himself as ''Tonsorial Artist." How would "Tonsilitic Artist"
suit some of our vocal professors.
We all of us must regret the decadence or degeneracy of singing
teachers in the once Wild West. A
young lady of my acquaintance has
told me how her teacher used to il-
ustrate the production of a pure legato tone by kicking a dessertspoonful of l.yle's Golden Syrup from on
high before her eyes. And a gallant
officer returned from the front informs me that a few years ago he
bad one of the finest teachers in the
town���city���beg pardon���in the line
of breathing. His teacher marie him
lie on the floor, as stiff as a ram rod,
much put about. He had been told
my house could easily he found as
it was so'many doors from the water
front and had a brass plate on the
gate. Unfortunately he guessed the
wrong waterfront���Coal Harbour instead of English Bay���and had to
walk back. The rain instead of cooling his temperature, raised it, and he
was beginning to steam when he got
in. The first five students went off
in distress, and I saw that something
must bc done to avert a number of
failures. So I called a halt and sent
in to the Doctor some tea ami crump
ets. After that he became approximately human and gave some pretty
good passes."
A movement is on foot, or on
hand, to revert to the old English
system of fingering X 1234 instead of
12345. Oscar Beringcr, late of the
Royal Academy, refers to the thumb
as "that peculiarly English institution." He apparently extends the
German passion for orderly uniformity even of his own members. His
technical studies certainly betray
strong desire to discipline this unruly
Practically   al!   other    instruments
The im.. id to ha* c a wor'
with the man-ol ill work, and
asked it he went I i church,
"Yesstih. Ah _: ies to church every
Sunday," In  sa
'Arc you a membe
i'l -Mill."
'What church'"
'Do you believe in the doctrine of
"Yessuh." ��
"Do  you  believe   I  am  elected
the saved?"
"Law. judge. Ah didn' even know
you was a candidate."���Argonaut.
"So your father has given up the
idea of making a garden?"
"Yes. He was very enthusiastic at
first, but our soil is mostly yellow
clay and it blistered his hands to dig
in it."
"But I thought he was going to
plant vegetables?"
"So he was. Kow he says that if
next winter's food depends on his
digging like that he prefers to die of
starvation."���Detroit Free Press.
He wondered Why his wife turned
cold on him and remained so for several days. All he said in remonstrance was:
"My dear, you'll never be able to
drive that nail with a flatiron. For
heaven's sake use your head."���
Ladies' Home Journal. FOLR
SATURDAY. JULY  14,  1917
Richmond Craig's Weekly Message
The only true God..-.-..even Jesus Christ.   John  17,.3.
watch with suspicion and cunning
man whom lie njade ill His own im
age,  and  to  whom
i ver
Ile handed
tbe control of (he world. The Cod
wc know, laid the foundations of the
universe, and revealed liis most holy
will to lhe men whom Ile inspired,
and is inspiring, and will continue to
inspire. These men have given, and
are giving us a revelation of the Cod
they knew and know. The Bible is
die Word of The Living God, and
the writers and thinkers of any age
cannot exhaust His fullness. It contains a revelation of the God men
have known in the past. It shows
us, that faith in Him as the one Creator and upholder of all things, and
as the Providence which overrules
���^ all in man's history for good, was
the idea that dominated those whom
lie chose to be his medium of expression. The God we know has
shown His supreme wisdom in caring for that which He has created
and preserved, and His love for the
works of His hand is the greatest
factor in His Divine Character. The
God we know is a God of Love.
* * ��
And this great love of God is made
We are lold by statisticians that
there are something like six hundred
and fifty-six different sects in the
United States of -America, and all
claiming to have found tbe only true
interpretation of God to humanity.
Making allowance for thc half dozen
or so large organized churches wliich
are found doing great good in all
countries, we have in the States these
six hundred cults, many of which, like [manifest   through   Jesus   Christ,   Win
the   Plymouth   Brethem,  arc    subdi- is the only true God.    This only be-jand address and promise t
tains of companies were at the trench
es on duty, but the lieutenants���and
it was good to see these young officers come forward���officiated as
elders and look round (he elements.
Wc all felt it was good to be there;
and what made lhe occasion more
solemn was (he certainty that many
a one there would not drink of the
cup until bc drank it anew al the
Table of lhe l.amh above."
* # *
Mr. Lloyd George's whole career
in Parliament is certainly attractive
lo those who like to he 'carried away'
|by rhetoric, aud warmth, and sympathy, and by pyrotechnic displays of
emotional agility. Mr. I.loyd George
is, when critically examined, found
"The receiving period,'' he says,L0 i,c f|1);,c wanting in the hard qnal-
"is specially Hying, as lhe waggons jjjj ,,[ Chamberlain. Chamberlain,
roll up almost continuously with thjugh he had large emotions and
their weary freight of battered men, aroused them in others, was never
until the reception hall floor >sj luscious; he never, we think, ap-
crowded with the long rows of proached clamour,
stretchers. The Church of England- j��� n{8 unauthorized days he at-
Padre, one of the best of men, and I .tacked the "classes" quite as savage-
busy ourselves with such little help ]y as Mr. Lloyd George has attacked
as wc can give, giving cold water t<
some and hot oxo to others, a cigar-
He that hath seen mc hath seen the
father, lor 1 and my  Father are one.
�� ��� *
Chaplain's work al a "casualty station'' at  the  front  is  described  in    a
letter   from     one   of   our     chaplains.
Rev.   Lines  Logan,   M.A.;
The   Patriotism   of  Jesus
ette when it is wanted, and words of
sympathy and encouragement.
���'After a battle as many as se/en
hundred may be taken in. Each is
taken to a ward, made as comfortable as possible, and examined by the
surgeons. Meanwhile lhe Padres go
round.     With   one   you   have   prayer,
them. His "toil not neither do they
spin" speeches were as demagogic,
perhaps, as any Mr. Lloyd George
made at Limehouse and elsewhere.
Hut tliere was a saving hardness
about them, about the whole man
and his policy, which one does not
find a trace of in Mr, Lloyd George.
This harshness suits the English or
thc   British   character,  and   we   think
The church spire is nothing, alter
all. but the elevated and prolonged
house-roof.    And so the lialtlenicntcd
city wall is but the enlargement and
solidification of the simple fence that
encloses the familiar homestead. If
the idea of Jesus is (he constructive
power of the Christian Church, it
lies no less at the heart of lhe whole
conception of the State as He conceived it. Jesus was a parliot. That
sentiment which makes so much of
the poetry of the earth���lhe love of
men for tlieir native laud���-was very
strong in His bosom. With our modern, half-personal, unlocalizcd ideas
of Jesus, it must always he striking���
sometimes it is startling���to remember that there was one little district
of a few miles square upon the surface rif this earth which was known
as "His own country." That little
group of hills with the quiet valleys
among them which lies between Xaz-
British  Columbia and some loved native place, or again you take a name
vided into eight or nine distinct gotten Son of God, was unique in
groups, that have no fellowship with'liis sinless character; in the relation-
each   other all   striving     to   convert ship  He  held  to  the Father, and    in
the   world   to   what   they
call "The
True God." The programs and propagandas of these little bodies arc
usually narrow, and the propounded
of them are classed amongst the
world's bigots. From time to time
evangelists and preachers of these
contracted forms of superstition take
a peregrination around the world,
seeking to convert the masses
their views.
Hirers,    like
His  saving  influence on  the souls  of
men.    He  was  God's    unspeakable���
transcendent���gift.     Christ   was     the
time phase of the Personality of God
himself, and the Lord of the inmost
life of all those who receive Him as
such.    He was the bringer-in of the
new  creation  of  the  God  we  know,
that Divine    spiritual    power    which
to transforms life and leads mankind to
Some  of  these  adven- its goal.    God sent not this Son into
Russel      of    infamous the world to condemn the world; but
with  another a  favorite  passage       is jt suits the destiny of thc nation.    It
read, with a third a little crack about: is  to bc  found  eminently    in    Pitt's
speeches during the Napoleon struggle. The late Prime Minister
may not exhibit this quality exactly,
but we may say we feel far more
comfortable whilst listening to or
reading  his   speeches   than   whilst  so
once.    And so on it goes
"It is a strange sight to go around
for our good-night, the swinging lantern casting its light and shade on I engaged over Lloyd George's,
the rows of men and thc dark walls I It is a fact that Mr. Asquith's man-
and rafters above them. And all the ner is "the Balliol manner." Then
time the sound of the guns goes on,jwe prefer Balliol to Carnarvon; aland now and again there is the drone j though, actually, we think tliere is
of an aeroplane high overhead. nothing specially smacking of Balliol
"I would like to lay emphasis onjin a Guildhall speech by the Prime
three facts. Firstly, the deep sense i Minister. It is, anyhow, more dig-
that the wounded and sick feel of the nified and steadying and weigbter
need for God's blessing; secondly, than the way of Mr. Lloyd George,
the   evident  pleasure   shown   by     the j * * *
Canadians in finding a Canadian min- BECAME AWARE OF DANGER
that the world should be saved lister here; and thirdly, that the over- Some years ago on'the Irish Sea a
through him.    Thc salvation of    the | whelming majority of even the grave-1 terrible  storm  was  raging.    It    was
arelh and lhe Sea of Tiberias 11 c-
loved as wc love the streets or farms
where wc were bom. And not very
far olf to ihe southward lay the
grcat city of His race, where His
feel never seemed to enter except
Solemnly, and over which he wept
with a lamentation that is (he lype
and pattern of every simerest patriot's most loving and unselfish sorrow for his sinful land. And the
great indignation with which Jesus
lashes (he Scribes and Pharisees lias'
its primary meaning in lhat same
passionate remonstrance which the
heart of every patriot utters when the
land he loves is so ruled by bad
hands that he cannot give his hue
free  utterance   in   approbation    and
support, but is compelled, perhaps, to
work against his country because he
must work for righteousness. Xo one
who reads the Gospels can miss these
simple, recognizable signs of (he (rue
patriotism of Jesus.
Sunday School Lesson
The Secret of Success
There is no secret about success in life. All you have got to do is to attend to your
business and go ahead���except one thing, and that is never tell what you arc going to do
until you have done it. Thc attending to your business means work; the never tellin"
means your knowing hozv to do a thing better than others. It means sagacity and prudence in the management of your affairs. Some men arc always successful in certain things
'They understand the situation, lhat is all. Every virtue gives a man a degree of felicity
in some kind. Honesty gives a man good report; justice, estimation; prudence, respect;
courtesy and liberality, affection. Temperance gives health; foriludc, a quiet mind, not
to be moved by any adversity.
name and memory, have been able
to secure quite a following. Depending upon the gullibility of the public
and a lew principles of elementary
psychology, these men have spread
abroad the teachings of tlieir cults.
In Canada, however, thanks to thc
sane and sensible direction of an
educated ministry, these propagandists movements have not met with
any great measure of sucess.
'. * *
The honest doubter who says that
amidst all this plethora of propaganda and programme he is unable to
recognize the only True God has
much reason in his argument. It is
a lamentable state of affairs into
which the religious world has come
through mis-direction and distrust,
and it is a serious reflection on the
general standard of Christian life in
any country, when it can be referred
to as the hot bed of sects and cults.
These little factions have driven
more men away from the true God
than they have attracted to Him.
The dogmatism that says "You must
either believe as I do, or you are
wrong and outside the pale of God's
influence, is  accountable  for    more
religious suicides than we have been
hitherto willing to  recognize.
�� �� *
The day of dogmatism in  religion,
and  for  that  matter  of  it,  in  every
thing else has gone for ever.    Thank
God.    We  will  be  no longer  bound
by old fashioned creeds and fancies,
be they social, political  or religious.
And  wc  will  allow  no dogmatist  or
autocrat  to  dictate  to us  what    we
shall  believe  or  think.    Schools    of
theology,  bc  they  in  Chicago,    Los
Angeles  or   Edinburgh   that   seek   to
bind down the  conscience of men  to
the limits of a creed, arc antiquated,
and should be despised.    When    we
seek by sacrifice and strife to free the.
world from autocracy and slavery, we
refuse  to  obey  the  dictates  of  those
who  would whip  the world  into line
with doctrines of fear and death.
* * *
The  God  we  know, is  not a  God
that needs any particular creed to
bolster up his supremacy. We believe in God, not in the creed about
God, and we do not need to enlist
all the forces of Hell and Damnation
in our service to scare people into
thinking about Him as we do. Wc
are drawn to God, not driven to
Him. He is a real, personal God to
us, and so we have actually come
into close contact with him. He lives
with us, not away far off from us in
some particular place called heaven.
"Ye are the temple of the living God,
as God hath said, I will dwell in
them and walk in them."
* * *
And the God we know is not confined within the covers of any book.; and to do  this  successfully we  must: to find some 150 men coming out ofUree.
He  did  not  create  the  world,  write j thoroughly understand    Him.      Thisithe ranks into    the    centre    of    the'
an account of His work, and then re-j understanding can only come through [square  to  confess  Him  before  their
tire to some distant world above, to|a development of the spirit of Christ.! comrades,    Unfortunately    the    cap-
July IS, '17
(Lesson   passage:    2   Chronicles    2t
Golden   Text���He   that  cometh  to
God must believe that He is, and that
He is the rewarder of them that seek
after Him.     Hebrews 11.6.
* * *
Lesson  Plan.    1.    The  Man.    II.  liis
1. THE MAX. H was the son oi
Ahaz, the faithless king (2 Chron. 28
v. 27). Probable date of his reign is
from 725 to 696 B.C. "Like father,
like son," we arc told; but llezckiah
was an exception to that rule. He
was as faithful as his father was
faithless. We s/e this in that Heze-
kiah was a student of the past.    His
you that are escaped oul of lhe hand
of Assyria's king (cp. 30,6), The scope
of the message embraced Dan U>
Beer-sheba. Xot only the people of
Jerusalem, but also the outlying provinces had been deprived of the blessings of worship by the acts of Ahaz.
Hezekiah, therefore, extends an invitation to the latter to join him and
his people at the feast of the Passover at Jerusalem. Hy this act, he
proves himself to be unfettered by the
chains of national prejudice. Every
revival in religion leads to a drawing together of people of all types
in a feeling of brotherhood. The nature of the message is given in
verses 8 & 9. Be not like your stiff-
necked forebears; but profit by the
lessons of the past and yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into
His  sancturay    and  serve the    Lord,
father had been a "bad actor" as well I J���" God* ���.������'��� The reward of y��ur
world is the supreme commission of
Christ and the complete will oi the
God we know.
* * *
To bring the world to thc feet of
This Christ, the only true God is the
grcat work of the Christian Church,
and to so interpret thc message of
the Christ to the hearts and souls of
men should be thc ruling passion of
all true believers. If we know God,
through Christ, and if this knowledge
has brought peace and power to our
lives, our endeavor should bc to convey this knowledge to others. We
cannot do this when wc emphasis a
doctrine about God more than God
himself. .Condemning all those who
do not believe as we do, as heretics
and infidels and liars, and only
worthy oi the lake of fire, is not an
attitude that can be commended in
those who profess to be followers of
the despised and rejected Nazarene.
This attitude does not exhibit the
Christian spirit. It is foreign to all
the principles of New Testament
teaching, and only results in bitterness and strife. There is a widencss
in God's mercy, like the wideness of
the sea. He asks us to live peaceably with al! men and to leave a
wide margin for all temperamental
and intellectual differences. The God
we know is most wonderfully kind
and the kindly affectioned spirit one
toward the other is the advice given
to all who name the name of Christ,
by one who forgot the things of controversy and differences which were
behind, and stretched forward to the
much more important things that
were  before,  pressing  ever  on  low
ly wounded recover
"Whether God ever meant character to be envolved through such a
bloody and beastly business as'war 1
do not know, but I never had so
high an opinion of humanity as I
have had since I came out here; and
in the unwearied labor and skill and
gentleness of surgeons and nurses
and orderlies, and the quiet, unflinching heroism of thc men themselves,
you  learn  almost  with  astonishment
the grace of thc human spirit."
* * ���
ln a letter from France, the Rev.
Herbert Reid, M. A., says:
"As our regiment had heen for two
Sundays in thc trenches, the Colonel
promised that the first day we had,
clear of thc firing line, would be kept
as Sunday. This was last Thursday;
and so we had Cburch parade at 11
o'clock; and as the following Sunday
was to be Sacrament Sunday, it was
something to feel that the old Scottish Fast Day was being kept up in
distant France.
"I had intimated a Communicants'
Class for Friday evening; but on Friday afternoon we got orders to 'trek'
once more to a new area. However,
we had a Communion Service on
Sunday after all. The battalion was
formed up in hollow square in the
Transport Field, with the Communion Table in the centre, with a fair
white cloth and the silver cups���a set
of which is supplied by Government
to each chaplain. We had the old
Scottish psalms; I preached from
the words, 'He is worthy that    thou
ards the goal unto the prize of the jshonldst do this for Him'; and when,
high calling of God in Jesus Christ, during the singing of the 35th Para-
The God we know needs our co-op-.phrase, I invited all who loved the
eration  in   this  great  work  of inter- i Lord  Jesus  to   come     forward    and
known t>at just off the coast a vessel was going to pieces. Suddenly
two men, an old sea captain and his
son, put -out through the storm.
Everybody tried to persuade them
not to do so, for it seemed to be
absolutely useless.
Over tbe waves, which appeared
almost mountain high, they pushed
along until at last, amid (he cheers
of the waiting throng, they returned
with tlieir little boat filled with those
who had heen all but lost upon the
ship. When thc minister said to thc
old sea captain, "Why do you do
this? Why take such a risk?' he
answered, "1 have been there myself
and 1 know the danger,"
It is because wc have been there
once in sin and now wc are redeemed
by lh precious blood of Christ that
we may say something to those who
arc  about  us.
* * *
There was once an aged hermit in
the Egyptian desert, we are told,
who thought it would be well with
him if he had an olive tree near his
cave. So he planted a little tree, and,
thinking it might want water, he
prayed to God for rain, so rain came
and watered his olive tree. Then he
thought that some warm sun to swell
its buds would be advisable, so he
prayed, and the sun shone out.
Now the nursling looked feeble,
and the old man deemed it would be
well for the tree if frost were to come
and brace it. He prayed for frost,
and hoar-frost settled that night on
bar and beam. Next he believed a
hot southerly wind would suit his
tree, and after prayer the south wind
blew his olive tree���and it dide.
Some little while after the hermit
visited  a brother  hermit,  and  lo!  by
as a cowardly king. Not only had
Ahaz discarded Isaiah's counsels and
sold his freedom to Assyria, he had
also desecrated the Temple of Jehovah by removing its old brazen altar
and replacing tbe same with another,
entirely new and foreign. He had
even gone as far as to introduce other
innovations into the Temple. During
the sixteen years of bis reign, J'.l'lah
was to all appearances utterly given
over to every form of idolatry and
oppressed on all sides by Israel, Syria and Assyria. Ahaz had been a
failure; and even on his death, he
was not honored after the manner of
kings of Israel. All these, Hezekiah
observed and profited by them. Thus
upon his accession, he began his
reign by showing that he was a servant of God in the present He revoked all that his father had done;
and he began to reform the religious
life of thc nation. By his order, the
Temple was cleansed; the vessels,
destroyed by Ahaz, were replaced;
and a sin offering for all Israel was
made. This accomplished, his next
step toward reform was the proclamation of his royal  message.
II. HIS MESSAGE. The purpose of the message was to re-establish the worship of God in His Temple at Jerusalem. 'Turn again unto thc
God of Abraham, Isaac, and Israel and
he  will  return  unto  the  remnant  of
surrender and sanctified life of service will be two-fold: first, God will
watch over your kith and kin during
their captivity and restore them to
happy reunion with you; second,
you yourselves shall find God ever-
present by your side. Such was the
sum and substance of Hezekiah'.?
message. The reception of the message, however, was not all together
encouraging. The Northern Kingdom rejected Hazckiah's appeal with
scorn and laughter; but individuals
responded in large numbers from
Ephraim, Manasseh and Asher. The
people of Judah alone were united in
their acceptance of the royal decree.
They were as piously enthusiastic as
the majority of the ten tribes were
stubbornly impenitent. So that a
great gathering of worshippers- assembled in Jerusalem to observe the
Feast of thc Passover and offer oblations of sacrifice to God.
t �� ��
Lesson Applied. 1. To the State
and Nation. Any nation that ignores
God and holds no place for a sincere
worship of Him in its life, cannot
stand. Think of Ancient Rome and
remember Kipling's Recessional. 2.
To Individuals���Modern idolatry and
selifsh indulgences ruin the soul and
result in misery. Remember he is
blessed who trusts in thc Lord, his
W. J. A.
preting   His   character  to   the   world, I show forth His death, I was touched his cell door stood a flourishing olive
"How came that goodly plant there
brother?" asked the unsuccessful hermit.
'I planted it, and God blessed it,
ami it grew."
'Ah, brother.I, too, planted an
olive, and when I thought it wanted
water I asked God to give it rain,
and the arin came; and when I
thought it wanted sun I saked, and
thc sun shone; and when I deemed it
needed strengthening I prayed and
the frost came���God gave me all I
demanded for my tree as 1 saw fit,
and yet it is dead!"
"And I, brother," replied the other
hermit, "I left my tree in God's own
hands for he knew what it wanted
better  than   I."
* * *
Len Yen was a Christian Chinese
servant. His mistress entered the
kitchen and said:
"How are you getting along, Yen?'
and the answer came "All right. Job
helped me very much yesterday."
"Job helped you! How was that?"
forgetting for a moment tllat the Sun
day School lessons at that time were
in  the  Book of Job.
"Yes, Job help me! Yesterday 1
have big wash; very heavy quilt, too;
and I work hard, hang some clothes
on the line, fix 'em line, hold him up;
then wash more clothes, go out, find
stick blow down, big quilt all dirt, go
this way back again. Then I feel so-
mad, feel like I swear; then I think
f Job, how he lose his money, his
children, all his land, get sick, have
sores all over. He never swear; Jie, ,
praise God. Then I praise God, brin&i I
quilt in house, wash him clean, and
praise God all  the time."
* �� *
Dark seasons are never pleasant
lo us, but they are always good for
us. A cloudless sky could never produce a good harvest.
* * *
The riddle of the world is understood
Only by his who feels that God    is
As only he can feci who makes his
love '
The ladder of his  faith  and    climbs
On the rounds of his best instincts;
draws no line
Tletween  mere  human  goodness    and
But. judging God  by  what in him  is
With a child's trust leans on a
Father's  breast.
y 6ATURDAY, JULY  U, 1917
(The  following letter  was addressed to (he Ministerial Association   at
their   meeting   "ii   Wednesday I
Vancouver,  B.C.,
July  11, 1917
To the Chairman ami Members
Ministerial  Association:
Rev. and Dear Sirs,���You and your
fellow ministers of religion do well
to meet today to discuss "the Tabernacle," that "eye-sore" in the heart
of our beautiful city. Not only is it
offensive to the eye, the baneful influence, the hysterical sci
of the teachings there is having a
deleterious effect on thc community.
You will cam the gratitude of levelheaded, right-minded citizens if the
result oi your protest prevents this
Tabernacle remaining a disgrace in
many ways to the city, beyond the
day originally fixed for ils demolition
I have only been in Vancouver
.smile nine years, bin I yield lo no
citizen in my, love lor a city of such
beauty and such potentialities���and I
have strong desires for its spiritual,
intellectual as well as its commercial
Jt is because 1 haye studied the
phychology oi cities aud of revivals,
lor 40 years, that I know the pernicious office of Sensational Revivals
so 1 welcome the protest of Ministers
who, 1 hope, are exponents of the
pure teachings of Jesus.
Un three occasions only have I
listened |... ''Ur." Oliver at the Tabernacle. An address "lo men only"
might have been in place before hall
a dozen students in the dissecting
room of a hospital. Given to a lot
of young, impressionable men it was
morbid, disgusting, horrible, and the
records of the insane asylum will in
time 1 fear show the effect of such
Were I a license commissioner I
would vote for cancelling the license
of any'hotel keeper who allowed such
talk in his public bar.
On the other two occasions 1 heard
lurid pictures of a physical, burning
hell and a coarse attack by this Itinerant circus revivalist on the men
who have ior years worked for the
spiritual development of this cily and
I heard also cowardly lying, calumnies of tbe mighty dead.
A special invitation was given to
high school pupils to attend the Tabernacle. A lot of highly strung, nervous young people���girls aud boys���
in the most impressionable period of
their lives have listened (o horrible
descriptions of the "Lake of Fire,"
and this at a time when their fathers
and brothers are falling for the Empire. The physical burning heat oi
(his "lake" was illustrated by asking
these children to imagine intense
solar heal oi the sun and of the star
Canopus much intensified and burning tortured bodies through all eternity.
The Vancouver film censor would
not allow pictures of Dante's Inferno
to be given before grown people fearing the morbjj effect, but Oliver, the
revivalist, is allowed to torture the
souls and upset the minds of mere
children  by  stories    which    to    my
wakes  up  at  last  and  sees  that  she
has been enamored oi an ass.
Rev. gentlemen regard   Vancouver
as Titania am! f"r God's sake help to
wake her up.
Yours respectfully,
To the  Editor:
Sir,���The representatives at thc
Paris Conference were nearly all
pronounced, and interested protei
Itioiialism I[ionists, and those who were free
traders were to a considerable extent
influenced by the hate and bitterness
of the present war. Trade conditions
cannot be regulated by hate and bit-
terness, and il will be a very different body of men who will lead liberated mankind from the political bondage of military autocrats to peace
and  goodwill  among the  nations.
It was free trade government that
svas in office in the L'nited Kingdom
at the outbreak of the present war.
,-et consider with what magnificent
courage the emancipated or foris
fainiliatcd colonies sprang to the
defense of the parent country when
she was attacker. If there had been
a complicated system oi checks and
restrictions necessary to be settled
by both countries���irritating and
galling at all times.��� I do not think
that the colonics would have sprung
with such alacrity lo the assistance
of the mother country, as they have
done under free and untrammelled
What the mother country wants
chiefly from the colonies is lood and
raw material, and what they have to
give in exchange is manufactured
goods, and as far as the capitalists
and manufacturers of Canada are
concerned cheap British goods hurt
them quite as much as the cheap
goods of other nations. If Great
llritain is to give a preference to
Canadian wheat, she would have to
impose a tax oil wheat from the Argentine Republic, That operation
would immediately drive that country
into the arms of Germany. The
Germans would send their cheap
goods tliere in order to redeem the
specie and script which they would
have to pay the Allies for thc destruction  caused  by  the  war.
We do not surely want to destryo
the Germannation. None of our sober minded politicians contemplate
such a thing. What I understand the
war is being waged for is the overthrow of militarism, and autocracy,
but at this juncture it seems to me
more like a process of Satan casting
out Satan. At the end of the present
war a very different set ol matters
must prevail over the whole world.
Wc arc apt to over-rate Germany's
scientific methods. The German scientific tariff is as impractable and
unworkable as the scientific tariff of
the Paris Conference. They both
lead to thc re-establishment of armies and navies, upon firmer ground
than ever, with the constant apprehension of the outbreak of hostilities
igain occurring at any moment. Gcr-
knowledge   has  kept  many  of  (hem many has had to abandon her scien
awake o'nights or made thin wake up
screaming from fearful dreams, and
will probably leave some, perhaps
many, to melancholia or religious
My protest is based on hitter experience. From 16 to 18 years of age
I fell under the teaching of such al
Revivalist. Thc Grace of God, audi
the common sense of my guardian,
an old army colonel, who taught mc I
that "God would behave like a gentleman," prevented me from becoming such a poor demented creature
as the man who wanders Vancouver
streets at five o'clock in the morning
to convert the wayfarer. You probably know the man though not everybody like myself gets up to appreciate nature in the early morning
Thc  Tabernacle  services    will,
tific tariff during the present war.
and allow food of all kinds to come
into her country irce, while British
free trade has stood thc test.
Yours fruly,
605   Holden   Building,
Vancouver,   B.C.,  Sth  July,   1917.
Who passed through the city, accom panied  by  his  daughter,  on   his  way
south to enjoy a well earned holiday. 	
I Wil.
Thai h
e    boy.    Ci.illlCS
i  tlic admoni-
-cre appreciated  wa.s made  evident  to the  lawyer
by a  conversation  between    Tommy
island another office boy on the same
$1.1 floor  which, he recently overheard
"Wotcher wages?" asked the other
"Ten   thousand
"Ah.  wot arc  >
BOOK REVIEWS I staff   irom   the   junior
"Elements of  Business  Law," wiih Und   Tommy,   the   off
illustrative   examples     and   problems. | in   for  his  :       share
by  Ernest  Huffcut, revised by   Prof, ti
Geo. Gleason  Bogert, of Cornell Uni-|ei
versity College of Law, has just been
published   by   Ginn   &   Company
Ashburton  Place.   Boston,    Pric
It was ihc good fortune of the reviewer to sit in his class-room when
the late Dean Huffcut lectured at
Cornell and was al his best and the
reviewer would subscribe to Professor Bogert's words iu his preface
when he says thai Dean Huffcut's
legal exposition in class-room or in
printed text was distinguished by
remarkable analytical power and bv
singular clarity and accuracy of expression."
Although this book deals with American law it will bc found of great
use in Canada now that wc are (and
properly so) finding that it would be
desirable if we had greater uniformity
in the laws of mir provinces and also
in the laws of different countries, and
particularly   adjoining  countries.
quired p. .- mtest thc
purchaser within
late of the service
h may lie effected
oi iii five consec-
-   of   "Tlie   Stand-
ire.     insisted
Four dollars
i givm   us:
I'liiumy    unabash-
i week in cash an
il adv
Thr Phillipine Islands have maile
more progress, intellectually and economically, in ihe past fifteen years
under American rule than in the previous  four centuries."
(Continued from page Two)
had   the   struggle   continued   another
ten   minutes   I   imagine  little   Reggie
I would have been exhausted, too, and
1 \ his father would have had to take a
fear,  produce many instances of de- hand at the rod.   Good sportsman as
mentia. '��� he is, however, he would rather see
The best  teachers in    the    city���| the fish lost than deprive his boy of
(hose connected with university and
high schools���tell me it will take
years to get the young people
brought tinder Tabernacle influence
hack to a normal state of mind.
Ready to accept the teachings of
science and philosophy along the
lines of inductive reasoning, it will
take years to eradicate thc vicious
sensationalism   absorbed.
the honor of landing what was obviously an exceptional sized fish. Finally, and with great skill, the fish was
gaffed and brought into the boat.
When taken ashore, he turned the
scales at forty-four pounds, which
constituted a record for salmon
caught in these waters, the previous
largest fish caught on rod and line
at  Howe  Sound  being  forty  pounds.
I am aware, Revered Sir, that this j Little Reggie is naturally very proud
revivalist has a large "following." I j of his catch, as well he- might be.
am aware that much money is sub-1 To hook and land a forty-four pound
scribed for his "work" and I deplore i salmon of the spring variety, the
the fact that many useful projects j biggest fighters of any, and to play
have pleaded in vain for the money ; him on rod and line, is an achieve-
thus in my opinion misused. Thej ment which any angler would be
psychology of the crowd is a prob- glad to add to his record.
Icm I have not now the time to dis-' What bait did he use? Ah! that
cuss. Let me illustrate it from, is a secret! I'm not telling, for I
Shakespeare. Titania placed under I want:'to get one of (hose fellows ray-
baneful      influence    is    diluded   but1, self.
* * *
An attractive and useful book has
just been issued by National Trust
Company, Limited, entitled "How
the Law Distributes Property of an
While not intended as a text-book
it will be found to he of value for
reference. Probably many readers
will be pleased that completeness of
statement has necessarily been sacrificed to conciseness. The schedule
with the notes and references which
follow it cover the provinces of Ontario, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, the provinces in
which this trust company does business.
His hair, especially that ot the
of the head, seemed to be .
'mussed up."
"What's de matter?" asked a friend
"Mali foots is sore." explained the
boy. "Pap, he done hit me on he
haid wif his ax. an' 1 was standing
ou  some ole  iron."���Atlanta Journal.
DIED���One Large Hen. in the
second year of ils age. Inquisitive-
ness over the contents of a neighbor's garden brought the deceased to
a violent and sudden end. through
the medium of a large lump of coal,
thrown by a masculine hand. The
late Mrs. Hen is survived by a husband and large family of feathered
relations. She was an active member of the laying community, and
her death will he deeply regretted by
the middlemen.���Ex.
Sale Deed from the Collector of the
Corporation of the District of South
Vancouver bearing date the 17th day
of October, 1916, t" Lot 10, Block
17, District Lots .191 and 392. Map
No. .'534. Municipality of South
You are re
claim of the tax
45 days from the
of this notice (Whi
by publication hen
titi.e weekly issue
aid" I.
AND Wl I EREAS i n invi stigating
the title it appears that prior to the
22nd day of July. 1915, i the date - n
which the said lands were sold i >r
overdue taxes) you I. A. Gaffin were
the Assessed owner thereof and you
John William Town-end were the
holder of an Agreement for Sab
dated 26th October. 1912, and registered under  No, 69142F.
I shall effect registration in pursuance of such application and issue a
Certificate of Indefeasible Title to
the said lands in tin name of PETER
McNEISH, unless you take and pr..-'
secuie the proper proceedings to establish your claim, if any. to the said]
lands or to prevent sue',: proposed
action on my part.
Dated at the   Land  Registry Office.!
or by the selection of a proportionate
allotment, may. by proving his interest and paying up in full the balance
of the purchase price and taxes before the 31st Deceniber, 1917, obtain
a Crown grant if proof satisfactoiy
to the Minister of Lands is turnished
that such person is suffering injury
through absence of notice or otherwise.
And further that thc interest in
uncompleted applications to purchase held by any person on Active
Service may be protected, by notification to the Lands Department ot
the fact that such person is on Active
Service and by the filing of proof ot
the interest of such person.
Further information will lie furnished on request to the Deputy Minister  ot   Lands.  Victoria,   B.C.
Publication of this notice with 'Ut
authority will not be paid  lor.
uver,   B.   C.   this   20th   dav     of
A.I)..   19)7.
District   Registrar   of   Titles.
L.  A.  Gaffin
John   William
M. Harris, publisher of a paper at
Mounds, 111., is not very optimistic if
we may judge by a want ad he had
inserted in a trade paper. His ad
follows: "Wanted���A printer to
take entire charge of my weekly
paper while I go to war. Job may
bc permanent.
Andrew, a sweet-voiced Cockney
chap, was chosen to sing in a London
slum concert and obliged with a rendition of "Kathleen Mavotirueen."
His enunciation of one line, "Thc 'orn
of the 'unter is 'eard on the 'ill,"
jarred very much on the nerves of
one man, who mentioned tllat Andrew really ought to put a few
"aitches" in now and then. "Garni"
said Andy, eyeing him with pity,
"don't show yer ignorance���don't yer
know there aint no H ill music? It
only goes up to G!"
It was the first week that t he
Smiths, who had fallen heir to considerable property, had been in their
new home. Mrs. Smith was giving
a dinner party, with the fond hope
that from this occasion she would be
fairly launched in society. "Lena,"
said Mrs. Smith to her new cook, "be
sure to mash the peas thoroughly tonight. "What ma'am?" exclaimed
the amazed cook. "Mash the peas?"
"Yes. that is what I said, Lena,
mash the peas." repeated the mistress. "It makes Mr. Smith very
nervous at dinner to have them roll
off his knife."
MARTHA   FABIAN    (otherwise
known  as  Martha  Price)  and
TAKE NOTICE that pursuant to
the order of His Honor Judge Grant
made herein the I Ith day oi May,
1917, there will be sold by Public
Auction on Monday the 30th day of
July, 1917. at the hour of 12 o'clock
noon at Room 207 Bank of Ottawa
Building, 602 Hastings street west.
Vancouver, 11. C. by Thomas Shirley,
Auctioneer appointed by the Plaintiff,
All and singular those certain parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying and being in the Town-
site of Hastings, Province of British
Columbia, and known and described
as Lots 29 and 30, in Block numbered
2, in subdivision of the North-east
quarter of section 48, according to
official map or plan thereof registered in the Land Registry Office at
Vancouver, and numbered 1381, together with all the right, title and
interest of  the   Defendants  therein.
A deposit of $50 is to be paid to
the Auctioneer at (he time of the
sale and the balance of the purchase
price is to be paid to the Plaintiff
within 10 days from the date of the
The property will bc sold subject
to a reserve cash price of $300.
Plaintiff will have leave to bid.
For further particulars apply to
to  undersigned.
Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this
11th dav of July.  1917.
207 Bank of Ottawa Bldg..
Vancouver,   B.C..
Solicitor  for the   Plaintiff.
SEALED TENDERS will be received by the Minister oi Land.- not
later than noon on the 27th day of
July, 1917, for the purchase of License X976, to cut 844,000 feet of
Douglas Fir ami Cedar on Lot 1476.
New Westminster District, situated
on   Malaspina   Inlet.
One (II year will be allowed for
removal   of   timber.
Further particulars "i ihc Chief
Forester, Victoria. B. C, or District
Forester. Vancouver.  It   C.
Tenders   for   Number  Plates   and
Chuuffeur'M  IIihIucm
Tenders, In duplicate, sealed nnd
marked "Tenders for .Motor Number
Plates" oi hauffeur Badges" together wilh samples of plates or badges
for the year It'll., will be received by
the undersigned up till tbe lUth day
of July.  1917.
Full particulars regarding delivery,
packing, nnd approximate number required will be 1'urnif.hed on application io On- Superintendent of Provincial  Police
The lowest or any Under not necessarily   accepted
Superintendent  Provincial  Police
Vieloria.  B,  C .
26th   June,   1917.
A prominent lawyer of Montreal is
the habit of lecturing    his    office
Re   Overdue   Payments   on   Applications  to   Purchase   Crown   Lands
in British Columbia
that, under thc provisions of the
"Soldiers' Homestead Act Repeal
Acl," any person who did not apply
under the "Soldiers' Homestead Acl,
1916." to complete his application to
purchase,   cither   by   payment   i'l   full
In iii*. Matter of the Vancouver Island
Settlers' Rights Act,  iikm. nnd
t Mending Aet, 1917,
Public imi,... Is hereby given lhat
nil persons claiming to bc entitled to
grants ot land within the E-SqulmaH
and Nanaimo Hailway Land Belt under the provisions ��f the above statute arc requlr.-d oil or before the 1st
September. 1917. to moke application
in writing to the Lteutenant-Governoi
in Council, nnd lo furnish evidence of
their occupation or improvement and
Intention  to settle on  aaid  lands.
l-'orins of application can be obtained Irom ihe Government Agent at
Nnniomo,   it  t\.  or   from   the   under*
Deputy Provincial Secretary*
TAKE   NOTICE  (hat   application
has been made (o register Peter Mc-
Keish  as  owner  in  fee  under  a  Tax
i HE anticipated shortage in hard
coal af-ectlng thousands of Can.
adlan homes may become a re
ality next winter If consumers delay
their orders to the dealers till (all.
This is the opinion of railway men
who say thai while they are doing
everything possible to assist Mr. C.
A. Magrath, Controller of Canadian
Fuel Supply, the oo-operatlon of the
consumer also is necessary to meet
an undoubtedly serious situation.
The hard coal used In (he east for
the average furnace is imported from
the t"nited States, and the problem
of supply Is largely a problem of
transportation. Owing to the shortage of labor and a very hard winter,
the Canadian Railways last year
faced a severe eongeation of traffic,
which was accentuated during the
winter months by the demand for
furnace coal.
In order to prevent If possible a
similar condition uext season, the
railways are concentrating every
effort on the supply of coal -carrying
equipment The Canadian Paciflo.
lor instance, has decided to adapt at
once and concentrate a considerable
portion of additional freight equipment for eoal haulage, increasing its
rapacity during the next six months
by cars capal'.e of hauling over a
million additional tons during that
period. It is withdrawing a large
number of ears from other service!.*
is adapting other types of cars and
has just put Into force a new tuie
under which every foreign coal car is
t once returned empty to the mln*.B
(or (reeli coal Instefui of being delayed by leading with return frelghi. although this move means added ex
Within a few days the coal merchants will (bus have prospect of
rapid deliveries, but unlesB consumers co-operate by giving their orders'
'to the mer'hants now for their winter supplies, then unloading cars
quickly, the congestion experienced
| last winter will he accentuated and
i prices may rise to unheard of
heights. Consumers are also reeoni-
I mended to he exceptionally careful;
j in the use of coal, avoiding waste
[and burning wood where possible.
: The merchants themselves are also
1 beir.�� asked to co-operate by having
.cars loaded to the maximum capacity
and by promptly unloading the cara
,as soon as received, thus releasing!
; them for further service.
The situation apparently Is more(
serious in the Kast than In the West,
owiri to the accepted use of bojb
ears in the latter territory. Ttm
supply of Ihe open cars required In,
the eist is, however, limited, and unless deliveries are spread more than,
' ihey have been over (he Hummer*
moiMbB by the recommended co operation of consumers, the approaching
winter vill <ome with tragic force
ttpon the Canadians in Ontario. Quebec  nrii' the Maritime Provlarea.
Ti.e ami auording to Mr. Ma-
gra'h, is avai'r.ble. The cars, acord-
i"g ti the railways are coming���but
���vill cerry the coal only If lhe orders
are kcowL Ix'fure winter puts on the
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The Changing Times
The war has made many great changes.   The most
conservative old fashioned people have found themselves in circumstances which have rendered old time
policies no longer suitable to the prevailing conditions.   A striking example of this occurred recently
in connection with the affairs of one of the old hanks
of Xow Yorkj the Chemical  National,    ll  is not a
large bank.    Its capital is only three million dollars.
There are numerous banks many times larger.   But
the Chemical has been for litany years the cmboclment
of American financial solidity.   The Hank of England
itself did not stand any higher in reputation than the
Chemical did in its own field.    Tt paid big dividends
year after year when many other institutions had a
struggle to keep thing's going.    It was once turned
out of the Clearing Ilolise because it refused to suspend payments in gold.   To have the solid cash ready
at all times to meet its obligations was its pride.   To
have a current account with the .Chemical was a kind
of hall mark of financial  respectability and  solidity.
Until a few days ago the Chemical, through its long
career, never allowed a cent of interest to a depositor.
It would take care of your money for you, if you
were entirely respectable, of course, but it, would not
pay you for the privilege of doing so.   The right to
draw cheques on the Chemical was   glory   enough.
How are the mighty fallen   The Chemical has come
dqwn to the sordid level of the banks which pay interest on deposits.    It does not do this because of
competition or because the depositors have demanded
interest.    No, the Chemical would  rather go down
than yield to any such condition.   New occasions have
obliged   the  Chemical   to  change  its  ancient  policy.
Under present banking conditions the Chemical, like
other National banks, becomes a'depository for certain United States funds.    Uncle Sam, when he comes
to  a   business  transaction,   has   little   reverence   for
ancient customs.   He has a sharp eye to business. He
insists that the banks which hold his money shall pay
interest   on   it.    Once   a   bad   habit   it   formed   bow
quickly it broadens its influence!    There are always
excuses for those who take the downward path.   The
Chemical says that since it is allowing interest on the
deposit of the American Government it feels that in
justice it should pay interest also on tbe deposit of
the American citizen.   So the charm of nearly a century  is  broken, and  the old  Chemical  humbly and
sadly requests the depositor to accept interest that be
never demanded and never expectd.   It is a world of
change in which we live!
Remember the Fighting Men
I A Golden Job
Directors who direct have heavy responsibilities
and apparently the pay is none too high, but if one
has tbe good fortune to be an official or director of
sufficient corporations, the returns are not to be
jeered at.
Recently a friend visiting one who is a director of
many companies noticed that he threw a S20 gold
piece into a drawer, apparently full of them, and
learned that these were his director's fees. He commented on the number and the director remarked that
it was about time he enumerated them, which he immediately did and commented: "I have enough here
to buy a few bonds. I always throw my gold pieces
in that drawer and invest them when I have collected
a sufficient number."
Another well-known New York banker had made
a habit of placing directors' fees in the savings bank
to credit of his son who, when he became of age, had
the tidy sum of $77,000 as a result of his father's
work on directorates..���Wall Street Journal.
i Titles Not Needed
During the next few weeks thousands of people
will leave the cities and the towns of Canada to spend
vacations on the lakes, in the mountains, or in the
country. Many will go with light hearts, thinking
only of the joys of relaxation from business cares or
the tasks of office, factory or shop. Very many will
leave the "busy marts of commerce" in a more sober
mood, for their hearts and minds are oppressed by
the war. They seek a brief surcease from the stress
and strife of workaday life only because they know
that a change is imperative if tliey are to keep in good
health and continue to meet the responsibilities of
their spheres of action in thc community. These will
not forget the brave men who are fighting for the
safekeeping of all that Canada holds dear., There
will be no relaxation of war work on their part, the
call of duty will be as strong wherever they may be
as it would be be were they still at home. Indeed,
thc knitting of socks, tbe making of bandages and
comforts, the choosing of things for the parcels, the
planning for the care of the problem of employment)
now and in the future, and the writing of letter* to
the gallant men who are 'risking all for those who
stay at home, will all be done with a deeper, truer
love and sympathy. Favorite recreation and holiday
haunts will have about them a sweeter appeal because
of the memories of the holidays shared there with
thos who now watch and ward against the Hun.
The third anniversary of the outbreak of war is
fast approaching. Today the need for comforts of all
kinds for the fighting men is great and persistent,
To those who are weary in well-doing: to those who
have been careless or indifferent from the first, and
have shared none of the joys or sorrows of voluntary
war work, a real opportunity presents itself. They
might relieve for the period ofthcir vacations, or for
part of them, war workers who have toiled unceas-
are on the fighting line, and a cheery letter from his
might begin now to write to friends they know who
are bnthe fighting line, and acheery letter from his
home town is a real joy to a soldier. On every side
there are institutions and organizations and institutions that will advise any who desire to help in the
work. So many hours a clay of work for the men at
the front could be made a quietly happy period in the
daily life of many recreation centres this summer.���
Toronto Globe.
Canada is a vigorous young domain, its resources
hardly touched. What it needs is builders and farmers and manufacturer.'*, men who can forward industry and commerce.    What it needs least of all is a
titled race lo reap the rewards of the efforts of others,
and it is a hopeful sign that Canada appreciates that
fact.���Rochester Herald.
did not hesitate to announce in their dividend notices
that these distributions were made "to enable shareholders to contribute to the Red Cross fund."   These
dividends, coming iu most cases from reserve fund-.
which, under ordinary circumstances, would not have
been so applied, did not affect the customary dividend
distributions. It is safe to gay that, while shareholders were free to make such use as thev plased of the
dividends so declared, there were very few of
who did not turn over to the Red Cross fund, as was
proposed. In the case of one of the big corporations,
the dividends ran as high as five million dollar-.
Action of this kind, the leadership of many influential
men, and the generous individual contributions of
prominent wealthy men. gave the movement a splendid start, and stirred the mass of the people, rich and
poor, to do their utmost for the good cause. The result has been that what aCfirst seemed a task beyond
their power has been quickly accomplished by the
American people. It is a noble illustration of the
willingness of the Americans to support a good cause.
Germany's Iron Hand
So long as the Hindenburg line stretches unbroken from the sea to Switzerland there is an iron
hand resting on the American future, and for the
sake of the future every American activity may have
to be directed against the land.
That is our work, and it may come to be the only
work to which an American can give a thought or
activity.���Chicago Tribune.
The Slacker
The earth has a trifle less than 17,000,000 square
miles of total surface. A little over a fourth of this
surface is land, 55,000.000 square miles of it. And
of this 28.000,000 square miles, or a scant fraction
nver one half, is sod that can be used for fond production. The rest is desert, mountain range, and
polar region-. A little of this might possibly be reclaimed, but not very much,
So here ue have iwo vital facts in the practical
geograph) of today. There are 1,600,000,000 people
on the earth to feed, and 28,000,000 square miles '"
tillable land with which to do it. Or reduced to figures in which we arc more accustomed to think, tliis
means that one person must live off the production of
every 11 acres, on an average, the world over. Don't
Say, "It can't be done," for it must be done or somebody will starve. In Belgium today, as far the last.
two years, helpless mothers watch their babies slowly
starve to death before their eyes. Poland is in almost
as pitiable a plight, judging from the fragmentary
reports that have tillered through, and all Europe is
suffering to some extent, the poor cspeciallv.���Farm
and Fireside.
The only possible chance for the shirker to avoid
being rounded up is to leave home, friends, business
and the places where he is known and become, like
Cain of old, "a fugitive and a vagabond upon the
face of the earth."���Buffalo Commercial.
Dominion's Surplus Wheat
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Mr. Bonar
Law, indicated, in answering a question put in the
House of Commons last week, by Major Hunt,
that Canada is unlikely to follow the example of Australia and commandeer the exportable surplus of
wheat for the use of the Empire. Major Hunt asked
whether, in view of the fact that the Australian government has commandeered wheat for the use of the
Empire, and that there was estimated to be an exportable surplus of eighty million bushels in Canada,
the Government would say if tbe Canadian Government had been asked to act in the same way as the
Australian Government, or if llritain would make a
request that Canada act likewise.
Mr. Bonar Daw replied that the question of wheat
supply from Canada bad been discussed with the
Canadian Government, but it was not proposed to
adopt the suggestion of the same system of control,
which would not be suitable in view of the geographical differences between Canada and Australia.
Bureau of Railway Economics says March net
operating income of American railroads per mile was
1^8 per cent less in 1017 than in 1916.
\Oz Makerp/V
(1)  First C. P. It. train to Vancouver.  (2)  Donald A. Smith (Lord Strathcona) driving the Inst spiko
of the Canadian Paeitie liailwuy at Cniigellaehh., B.C.. Nov. 7, 1885.       (3) Before confederation.
ada began in mil, when uularlo and
Quebec, whieb bad been separated in
1791, were re-uulted. Un July 1st,
1S67, Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia
and New Brunswick were united as llie
Dominion of Canada���tue first Federal union In the British Empire.
The   Prairie   Provinces  were  bought
The Day of Big Things
Next to the quick receipt of offers to loan for war
purposes sums aggregating three billion dollars���
fifty per cent, above the amount asked���the greatest
war feat of our American neighbors is the raising in
a few days of the great sum of one hundred million
dollars for the Red Cross Society's fund. The success of the movement is a remarkable example of
what may be accomplished by organization and publicity under capable direction. Mr. Henry Davison,
tbe chief member of the great banking house of J. P.
Morgan & Co., gave himself up to the leadership of
the movement, and his example was followed by influential men all over the country. One very interesting phase of the scheme was the declaration of
"Red Cross dividends" by many corporations. Of
course the officers of the corporations had no power
to appropriate these dividends in that way, but they
TIIU Dominion of Canada ts celebrating the bl-ceiilenary of
Confederation. But what Is
Confederation? Within the last half
century Canada has been confederated at least twice: once when her
scattered provinces were united politically to form the Dominion, and
again when the builders of the first
transcontinental Hung a line of steel
across tbe country from the Atlantic
to the Pacific.
What was Canada before Confederation? It was a land of vast distances, more or less unmapped, and
practically unexplored west of the
Great Lakes or east of the Rocky
Mountains. When the late. Sir
Charles Tupper was High Commissioner of Canada ln London, just a
quarter of a century ago, he delivered an address at St. Petersburg, before the International Railway Congress. He described how Canada,
prior to 1867, consisted of three
groups or provinces: the Maritime
Provinces. Upper and Lower Canada,
uid Brilish Columbia. These three
groups were Isolated physically as
well as politically.
The Maritime Provinces were
separated from "Canada"' by a wil
���lerness of forest and flood hundreds
of miles wide. Canada, io the west,
was separated from British Columbia by a thousand miles of forest, a
thousand miles of prairie land, and ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
a chain of mountains five hundred |To the Hon. A. T. Gait belongs the
miles wide. Which was the real honor of having first advocated It in
confederation���the oue tliat brought Parliament. That was in 1858, and
the representatives of the three'his speech made a tremendous im-
groups of provinces together in'presslon all over the country. Con
Parliament, or the three thousand J federation was formally adopted as
miles ot steel rails which alone made part of the programme of the Cartier
the political union worth having?       Government  in   I8f>8,  ln   the  follow-
Confederation   was  first,   last   and ing terms:
all the time a problem of transput-la-      "The expediency of a federal union
tion. % British   Columbia   -ugi-pi-d    to of   the   North    American    Provinces
come ln tf It got a railway from the I will   be   anxiously   cenaldered,   and
western   limit   of    't ai.adu'    lo   llie cuni.iiunlcullons with the Home Gov-
Pacific Coast aud u gui not Canadian ernment   and   the   Lower   Provinces
Pacific. will bo entered Into on ibis subject."
The political confederation of Can-,    Confederation   owes    lie   political
success to tho men al Ottawa, lis
economic success is due lo the railway men of Montreal. Mountstephen,
Siiaihcona, R. B. Angus, Van Homo,
Shaughnessy, who by linking the
steel rails across the continent, linked up the trade between the east and
west and annihilated distance.   Que-
for ��300,000 In 1870.    British Colum-  bee to-day sells 70*% ot its manufac-
bia  joined   tbe   union  in   1871,  and; tures,   with   the  exception   of  arm/
Prince, Edward Island ln 1873, aud
the Inclusion of Newfoundland Is
more probable every day.
Who made modern Canada by making the confederation of 186*'?? Certainly, no one man. Sir John Macdonald has been styled the Maker of
Canada, but, on the other hand, Sir
Charles Tupper declared a few years
before his death thai without Sir
George Etienue Cartier tliere would
have been no confederation. At the
first interprovtncial conference, held
at Quebec in 1864, there were thirty-
three representatives present, and
these have been termed the fathers
of Confederation.
But that was not by any means the
origin of the project. As far back as
1690, Sir Francis Nicholson proposed a confederation of all the Anglo-
American colonies, and the Idea was
revived every few years subsequently
supplies, west of Winnipeg, and tha
western pralrlea provide the wheat
for the bread of the east. Moreover,
the railway itself has new feeders in
its fleets on both Atlantic and Pacific,
which link China and Japan through
Canada with tha ports of Great
Britain. Canada is now on the highway of tra.-fic round the world, instead of being merely an outpost ol
iiiu tempi re.
(A Colloquy on the Canadian rii.ore.)
Canada: "Here's your Empire routa
a right of way whose value to compute will tax the prophets.''
Britannia: "Links me closer still
with all my wondering sons who
tame and till the world's wild wastes,
and throng each paradise. In tropin
seas or under southern skies, see,
Halifax, Vancouver, Sydney, sat
fresh steps upon a path whnse pro-
mise yet even ourselves have hardly
measured. Lo, far China brought
within a moon or so .it tea-devouring London. Here It lies, tht
way for men and mails and tnerchan.
dise striking athwart your sea dividing sweep of land; one Iron road
from deep to deep��� well thought well
done."���(From Punch, Get. 15, 1887.,
___��� SATURDAY. JULY  14,  1917
A Tkrifiliirag Love Story
in ftfiae days of 1776
En Tlh�� Sftsumdardl
she breathed, her eyes
"suppose  it  had    struck
still   chisel.
"We should have felt it. A quick
i!<;ith and merciful.''
She shuddered,
"Theyh ave found us���S"." he laid
\. ih  an   under-breath.
She lifted her head at thii and
started, thc color coming hack to her
lips.   "Help me mit."
Stooping under thc splintered door
frame, he assisted her to the ground.
It was a burly of broken branches,
Bprangllng spokes, thrusting springs
and distorted fragments of wood. A
.snapped limb a foot in thickness lay
with its end upon the bent and twisted  step.
"Had I leaped, it would have struck
"Yes,-'   lie   answered.
"So swift and terrible!'' she said,
her voice catching. "Like a bolt
from a cloud; like the judgment. Just
a moment. 1 would not live il again
for worlds.
He spoke with a flame in hi.s face.
"And 1 ��� 1 would I mightl Ah, i
would endure all agonies for that
moment again, that moment when���"
nt  the   indignation   in
���   "Monsieur!"
lie   stopped
her tone.
"Let us go," she said. Chidden
Hall   is   just   behind   these   pines."
"I   beg  you���"
"Bethink, sir," she added coldly,
"that so late as yesterday 1 had never
seen yon!"
"So  late  as yesterday!"  he    cried.
"To  measure  all  things  by  the  hand
of thc clock!    What has time lo do
with   the   feeling   of   the  .heart?   Is
death  all  that  comess uddenly,  unes-
pectcdly?      Arc    there    no    sweeter
things that  come as swiftly?    Ah, n
man can live a year in an hour. Mademoiselle���a    lifetime      within    one
little day!    Yesterday, you say
demoiselle,   yesterday   for   me
only dim  waters, and gray sky
'here   are   flowers     and     birds     and
laughter am! all glad  things.    Shall'I
tell you what has changed it all? The
moment   you   spoke   to   mc   on     the j Captain  F
wharf���the hour we have riddens side'	
sake of that one moment, Mademoiselle    .    .    "  he  said  huskily.
She paused���looked back���ami held
out ber hand. Te dropped upon one
knee and touched his lips tu her
''I amg lad I mn my life tu you,"
-In-   -aid   softly.
Gazing at hiffl uncertainly au instant, she hesitated, then turned and
ran rapidly up the winding drive.
ller hound lilted hi.s shag-head from
the columned porch ami came leaping down to unci her, while his
whine drew Mammy Kvaliue from
the kitchen door, her weather-beaten
face dilating into a  smile.
"I,awn, dar come mammy's honey-
chile sale an' sunn'!" she cried 1"
Mrs. Tillotson, who came hastily to
tllc steps and waved her hand at the
girls'  fluttering  signal.
"Down, Sweetlipsl Down!" cried
Anne, as the hound leaped againsl
her. She stopped, bethinking herself
of Ihe  indenture.
She ran back lo the gateway, but
the young Frenchman was nut tn
bc seen. As she stood peering into
the pines, thc breeze went playing
with sonic torn bits of paper, scattered in the ruts. She picked up
several fragments and strove to decipher them: "wliich term the said
bond-servant faithfully shall serve" .
. . . "does covenant witli the said
Louis   Armand,  holder."  she   read.
Then she caught her breath, and.
forbearing to glance iu the direction
of the forest road, walked toward the
anxious figure
great house.
chais, whose schemes so tickled   the
fancy of the uld king, has been buzzing about Louis the Sixteenth tu
some purpose. De Vcrgennes, bis
��� lug "f a councillor, was always itch-
it|g  t" comfort  ihc Colonies.    Well.
the mailer has come t" a head and
France's aid  i- i
Monsieur Armand wore a look    of ent   .searching   ihe   other   with   hail-  ten to your master's hand ami should
polite  inquiry.                                             imiling   .     ��� kl" ������  llis signature.    Neither Dc Ver-
"My word for it," said Jarrat sud-      "And the life Lik< '    ���*'   r Bcaumarchais    need    be
,     ,  *    ..',-,                        i                       .         rln_ir*_]   with   the mialitv? Yon   shall   the  wiser,  aid  be  Mire  '         ' ���
dcnly.      there are  richer paymasters uancei   *��n  in�� quality. _uu     ...,,
than  Louis  tbe  Sixteentl   ' Would >",'] "*��� lh"
ii ii-  i''i   ���;.' gallant? They  will
fronted    him    fiei i elj
What   men   you?"     he
.ui   tlic   porch   of    the
f all.
fa tii e
by side along the fields���most o
Mademoiselle,   the  moment  you
not have me  tell  yon  of���that
moment   1   lived,   when   death *  i
falling out of the sky upon us���when
you   cried  out���when"
"Stop!" she protested, her hands to
her red cheeks.
"When your face was on my shoulder���1 felt your breath! You clung
to me���you, the fairest lady Cod has
made!    My arms were around  you."
"Oh!" she gasped. "Xo more! You
have no right���"
"No!" she cried stormily. her
breast rising and falling.    "N'o!    You
In   the   Swan   Tavern,   which   lifted
its yellow   Holland-brick  front      and
peaked  shingle roof not  far  from  the
York-town  river-front,    the    candles
j had  been   early  lighted    that    night.
Ma- There, as day fainted out, supping at
were.his ease at a table  in  the long par
now |or, sat a man  of middle age.  whosi
effrontery  and   insolence     had     long
ago     earned     his       cordial       hatred
throughout  Williamsburg.    Ile       was
oy, aide to Governor Dun
losth   tin-  lai' ej -   to  huh  with   you.
menacingly.      What   nun  your      he .    .
lair   way   to   In-      .   . ',.". -   life!      thi    C< ari
pledged   in   lhe   near   future   tu     the . al bootl I lord!    The fat "I  the
Colonies.    Egad,   larrai, an  the  reb-     *l''rr'"  lau��hed'    '"*���'"  "'*'  ���������*"    Viand. I  tell you-rides, hunts, dances,
els' Congress knew all lhat is in the *-"ow..w-��1   *"  the niarqu.s s  busi- wenehei_^nd  a  merry   .���,.,,������.
wind at   Versailles,  they   would  split "'?? '" Colon,e��* The secrear; - eyes jparkled, "you
Me  went  and closed  tbe door.
"Xow."  In-  said  returning,    "Monsieur      Armand,    master    secretary n   .((.r
clerk oi a dead master.  I  have a  pro- u ||iir
position  iu make i" you." it   Mongieuf
He looked up as another guest entered, and dropped his knife clattering.
"Jarrat!" be cried. "I thought
you wer in  London."
"So f was. so I  was. but 1 am re-
themselves with joy!"
"I   warrant." said  lhe listener,  non-
"Louis,"  pursued   Foy,  "is    pretty
ill  assured of affairs in  the north,
thanks   to   thai   renegade     Franklin,
but as tu the Virginias, he is ii"l so
crlain. S" he is -ending over "ne
of his noble popinjays to see for him
and report. 'Twas rumored in Paris
that the envoy was tu be the Marquis
de   la   Truuerie."
"I have heard'of tlie gentleman."
said Jarrat with careful deliberation:
"another young poppet of Marie Antoinette's, and a worse republican
than Bcaumarchais, And you think
he will report that Virginia is ripe
for insurrection?"
"Think! Why. the whole Colony
is a seethe of it. To be sure he will.
Trust the courtier to smooth the
king the way lie would be smoothed."
"When does the gentleman arrive?
"A fortnight since word came here
by the Royal George that be was
soon   to   take  ship."
Jarrat smiled beneath bis hand.
Knowing himself so close lu lhe governor's confidence, he could afford t"
be amused. Moreover, he had bad.
more than one meeting while abroad
with Lord Stormont in regard to this
same matter. Foy's hangman's humor, however, made him a favorite
wiih Lord Dunmore, and ii was still j
worth Jarrat's while t.. cultivate him.
"I  am  flattered that you confide  inl
inc."   he   said."    "Dm   what   will   you
do   with   him   when   lie   comes?     You !
can   not  seize  hi.s  person?
"Why nut?" cried I'uy pettishly.
"There's more oi his coming than
that, Jarrat. He will report 'aye' t".
this venture ofthe king's. Well,
Louis needs no further messenger,
lie will straightway make the marquis his envoy. And think you the
visitor need be let deliver that message? I'.y thc fiend, no! Seize his:
person,   eh?    We   shall   see.     farrat.
I think I would do
naively. "Ah. y<
"And   if." said  iln-  young  forelgl   I    |
slowly, a half-hour later, looking oui dress?'
across into the  ferret  eye-, "if   I  do oti,,.r
Well'*"    lie    .' ll
you never saw my
.'���a- a real nobleman.
���". ' ine can >i"t learn
It i- in the blood. But
I have n"t the ton. the ad-
He looked inquiri igly at the
��� If   1,   the
yon   call
it?���masqueraed     "Pshaw!"  larrai  -aid.
vour   master   was   fine
lerk.  as you   have   said     it.     becomc!fjne   feathers   will   do   it
hanged   fur   the     purposes     of
Lord  tin
noble    .
purp" '
the   courtier
"I   -uppose
enough,  but
There's ii"
my one uf them will scent the difference,
'hi    |   know them'''
Monsieur's    Armand's    lids     wen
paused.     They   wer
case  l ow.  and   on   Jarrat'
faction   wa-   spread   thinl
Tin-  ingratiating mood  became
and  his  companion's  distrustfu
had   vanished   into    something
smacked  more'of   friendliness.
"Think you not." ihe latter fini
ed. ''that these Virginians will kn
the  difference?"
sitting   a
face   sati-
like    nil
his face, thoughtful,
wish mc," he reflected slow
lo two things. My master, a!
e guessed���he was to be tin
he kine uf France in the Vir-
Very good. You want mi
.at e.'.e. Duly I shall
���.nl   fur   lhe   Whigs,  eh?
I       niej  -.'.ill  be."
" \n<; if, in spite u!' w hal were
written him, this foolish king should
.oil wish iu comfort?"
"Why.  then  lhe   message   be     .ends
lu hi- dear marquis will come safe
to sun am! we shall chuckle over it
iii our closets. But small chanci ol
ibat. Thc king leaned upon your
master. A dozen leters of the propel complexion am', he will forget he
ever dreamed of fleets a-sailing westward."
"YOU lae lie ir'.lc filK'SSC. Monsieur le Capitaine," Monsieur Arm-
and -.i'l gravely. "Permit me to
congratulate  you!"
"The reward is a tidy one."���Jarrat
lickel the words lingcringly, "Twould
cuffed   Jarrat.
knuw  ihey   here   in   the  desert
French  nobles?    No  mure  th
Lord  Bishop  uf    London's    sail:
An expression uf curious intetltness
lurked  il*   Armand's  face.   He  was sil-
take you longer tu earn
in your own country."
"In France, to be an
army, one must pro<e
a family ennoble
hundred years."
"Nor are doubloons  to be
from  the  bushes by any  st""l
"It   i-   not   too   much,     Mi
see the  Frenchman  interposed,   "because
\n,l  you pay me  fur  what   1   knuw  of my
tl would have me write such letters! master���habits,   speech,   writings,    ali.
as you  shall  frame���bin  in  mv mas-P ��n write so that the king of France
"What  ter's  hand,  so  Louis  shall  be  fooled!"11   mu'r   ���*������""   ������<-'  '���-   dead���never,
���nicer in the
descent   from
at   least     "tie
o be plucked
of   1'
i   never
shall   think     the     Virginias Itiu  '  **
the   Englishcrown���so    he
longer plan to offer the aid
he   i.-   dead���
will send no
couldn't be  plainer.
1      Jar|Kt,
You have
Not lill hehas found it out'. But
lcii   he   docs���what   then?     Shall   I
cape his wrath?    Shall   I   not be an
i Continui
irom   my   country
d   in   next   issue i
Returned Soldiers' Organisations
Chief Commissioner of Colonization and Development, Canadian Pacific Railway
The carl knows his muttons.    Mean-
turned   today,    ajrrat   answered   eas-i,,,,-,     ,, ��� , ,    ,
while,  this marquis must he Watched
iiy, "How goes it at Williamsburg,
Captain Foy? And how* does Governor Dunmore with that ant-hill of
"He is away with the troops to
quell the Indians on the Pennsylvania boundary. He will not see Williamsburg again before November.
You stayed not long abroad. I beard
you wer gone for a year of off-duty
presume  upon  a  danger  into    which  pleasuring,
fate thrust mc without my wish. "These Virginians get in the Blood,
Why, wc have but ridden a half j mighty quick." Jarrat simulated a
league; I know not even your name! sigh. "I have lost the old-land love.
Who are you to speak thus to me?"11 fear."
"Who am  I?" repeated the   young'
man slowly, the rich color dyeing bis
face. "I am���only a Frenchman,
Mademoiselle. Only a man who gazed upon your face in a crowd and
whom���whom you asked to ride beside you in the coach."
His  tone  had    fallen.    "Is  it    his
He did not see fit to tell the true
reason of his sea voyage, or that he
had been more in Paris than in London. He was a more subtle servant
of Dunniorc's than the governor's
aide, who dreamed he knew all of the
great man's mind.
"What  has  happened  since   I  left,
fault, Mademoiselle, if his custom is'Captain?" he finished.
not the custom of your land���if he The other got up, pulled the door
knows not to repress it���if he must to carefully and came back. "Jarrat,
say what he feels?" He finished 11 wonder if I shall ever sec you royal
very low.   "Is it bis fault that he can;governor of tllis Colony yon love so
not forget that your face hid itself
uuon his breast . . for one little
moment here in the forest?"
She was alternately flushing and
paling and her eyes were shining.
"You must not! You must not!" she
cried   out  with   softer  voice.
With the words she started walking rapidly, hastening, without glancing at him. The dimness of the interlaced branches overhead parted,
the trees stodd sparser. Just ahead
a leafy arch let in thc fading sunlight
and a view of yellow stubble, and
beyond this showed a broad gateway
���twin brick pillars crested with
martlets���opening on a winding road
to a great house that looked a many
windowed  welcome.
It sat snuggled in elms, on a hill
from whose crest a terraced lawn
fell softly into the arms of the shining, twisted river���a southern home
in its high days, its dairy, meat-house
and ice-house and granaries all dazzling white against thc blue and olive
of sky and wood. Spacious offices
stood to the left and wide negro
quarters squatted at some distance
behind it. Near-by a tiny creek
sparkled down tow ash a tangle of
islands. From adjacent fields came
the piping whistle of patridges
Jarrat had risen with an exclamation.
"Sit down, man." said Foy. "'Od
bods! 'Tis a fair enough
Why not? You are young, and you
can do much yet for Lord Dunmore.
The king rewards his servants. Dam
me, I like you the better for aiming
high. Stranger things have happened. Methinks Mistress Tillotson
would not frown so upon a royal
governor, eh?"
Jarrat sat down again. It is a harrowing moment when one's most secret thought is laid bare at a slash.
He waited to hear what the other
might say.
"Affairs are awry here," Foy continued, "and I must overtake the
governor with advices. Meanwhile
there is an important matter I intend
to tell you. I judge I can speak very
plain. You may bc able to assist in
a delicate undertaking, aud you can
resteasy Dunmore will not be ungrateful.    Nor will the king,-neither.'
A keeness came into Jarrat's face.
"Say  on,"   he   said.
"Very  well.    Here  it  is  ill  a  nutshell.    As you perchance know, Lord
Stormont  in  Paris  has been  at much
nj pains to keep informed of trie feeling
in  the   French  court.    He  has  lately
for. W'e must know where to put a I
finger on him. The lower parts are
well under espionage. But some of I
us must watch here at Yorktown.-
'Tis what I want you to do. Jarrat.
Gad's life! 'Tis too delicate a matter!
to entrust to any boggier."
"Again you flatter me." Jarrat had
been studying Foy through half-shut
eyes;   now   he  opened   them.
"Enough, Captain; 1 accept the
commission. I take it upon myself
to welcome the noble sojourner if he
should land here. Who knows. I
might  even  make  friends  with  him.''
"Good!" Foy's look wore relief. "1
can leave tomorrow for Winchester,
then, and shall tell Lord Dunmore
that I  have confided in you."
"Tell his Excellency," Jarrat responded as the other rose, "that I
shall keep a sharp eye fur lhe martinis. From the moment he lands. I
shall be his shadow. A pleasant journey, Captain. Leave everything tu
"And now," said Foy, "fur a bottle
of old   sherry."
Jarrat went to the yard to sec him
go, and when he had disappeared, be
turned   his  eye   to  a   narrow,     blank
THE question of earing for her States have been quesiioned many jwatting for them .having first cVoeed
returned soldiers Is one that de- times on the ground that total pe.n-ltheir pay account and taken over
mauds the very best thought siona paid hy the United Slates
that Canada can give. We Canadians Government in 1915-6 on Civil War
owe these men our very best efforts, claims were greater than in 187.V
Our debt to them is not to be dis- ten years after the close of the war.
charged by merely providing club The pension appropriation has in-
roo::is and pool tables, nor by empty creased wilh each new Congress,
uemoustrations and banquets. Many ' No one will question the duty of
of lliese men are coming back to civil the State to rare for disabled sol-
life under severe handicaps, lt is diers. The payment of a pension
our duty as individuals to do our bit upon the most liberal basis possible
to helj) them iu every practical way js quite a small recompense to the
possible to overcome these haudi-, men who have risked tlieir lives for ; lo provide a nucleus for re mobiliza-
eaps. the Empire,    The fact lhat our great   tiun if necessity arises.
ll is quite natural that the men re-|army is composed entirely of volun- j (e) All officers and men to be mus-
turning from the front should orga-'teers, makes the debt of the State ilered out of Ihe service on condition
nize inlo clubs aud societies, lt will to the returned soldiers a double one. that they agree to mobilize for two
be to the shame of the nation if we Through our Hospitals Commission weeks in each year; they being paid
r.s citizens do not fall iu line and as- and the various provincial organiza ja small annual retainer and usual
sist in the work that has called these tions we have made a start toward pay during these yearly manoeuvres,
organization^ into being. We who the proper care of our returning sol- Unless this is done the array, which
have been privileged to stay at home diers. It is indeed gratifying to has cost such an enormous sum to
cannot do less than organize an army note the plans for re-training the in- | mobilize and train, will be lost te
of "big brothers." which will helpijured men, so that they will be able iCauada.
these returning soldiers of ours fight  to   earn   even   a   larger   income,   in!     (ft  The men  retained  at the eea-
their arms and equipment, except
such uniforms, etc., as they are allowed to retain.
(e) Consolidate the men who have
no home or immediate occupation to
go te into proper units for administration.
(dl Retain at these depots a certain number of battalions of meu
willing to remain in tbe army for a
year after the close of the war. so as
Just before the gateway the youngi reported  a    growing    danger.    That
man's   voice  caught  her.    "p'or    the'rascally   son   of  a   tinker,     llcaumar-
ambition. window  under  the  shingle
"Louis will send another messenger when thenews reaches France.
When itreaches France,'' he muttered. Then, more slowly���"When it
reaches  France!"
He stood musing a moment, turned
and entered the door.
The radiant Frenchman that evening, returning to the Swan afoot by
the late dusk-fall, went up the tavern
stair to find that the door of his inner
chamber stood ajar. An exclamation
of surprise escaped him; lie mounted
quickly,  and  went  in.
Jarrat sat there by thc little table,
"Ah!" said the secretary. His eye
darted swiftly to his chest in the
corner. Then he crossed the room
and 'tried the lid. It had not been
"I am no common thief, curse it!"
spat out Jarrat.
"No?" observed Armand with a
rising inflection. "Monsieur will
pardon me. I did not know." He
sat down composedly. "To what do
I owe this pleasure?" tenatively.
Jarrat leaned elbows on the table
and regarded him. "You are no fool,"
he  said  at  length.    "All  the  better."
lite's battles. 'many  eases,  than  before  ihey  ware
Tbe treatment given her soldiers'disabled. But we have only made a
sfier previous wars, is not one of the start, and an exceptionally small one
bright pages of British history. The at that. With only a small percent-
treatment of her disabled soldiers age of the disabled Canadians as yet
from the Crimean war, the Indian returned to our shores, our facilities
mutiny, and the Afghan war. carry for handling them are at this mo-
little to thrill the Britisher with Intent taxed to the limit.
pride in motherland traditions. Nor The returned soldiers In some see-
can we point to Britain's treatment tions are even now passing roBolu
of hir soldiers after the South Afri tions of protet-1 against Iheir treat
ran war with any degre�� of pride, ment by the stale. This is to our
An impartial view of these records shame. We mu��t not leave this
shows thai lhe Umpire accepted the work to the Government. TheBe art
services of her soldiers as duty, matters for the municipalities,
which ended only when the soldier board* of trade, manufacturers' as
was no longer physically fit to en soelations and similar publii orpin:
dure the hardships of battle. Men tation* 'u lake U|
who  have  given  their blood  for  the  though',   wild definite
trai depots to be employed in making
permanent improvements at the depots, and classes iu elementary agrl-
lulture. vocalional training, etc, t.o
be established so ��.' lo give the me*
a chance io do belter in civil lile
after they are discharged.
(gl Immediately on appointment,
lhe Commission should proceed to
make a vocational v.i --... of men in
the army and rieienni-ie as far as
poesiUe whai men in each unit have
homes or occupation* io go to on returning   to  1"��_UM_J_.
iii     The   Cwuiiih;M>.,   should   pro
vide   Hi-   necessary   ntalT   so   that  an
official   shall   accompany   <*oh   treop-
wlth    serious [ship  reluming  to  Canada,  aud  dur-
tion.    Confer; Ing tbe voyage complete a census of
State have been practically forced to <nces. are, of course, quite necessury 1 men on the skip, with fullest inler-
spend Iheir remaining days in alms in dealing with Mich Important mai luhiioi, as U> i bane having homes
houses, unnoticed by the government tors, but w far we in Canada have sail occupation! lo go lo; tJiese de-
and cared for only as a part nf iln- heen too prone to allow our appar- |mroua af taking up land; thoee leak-
regular grist of paupers. No attempt (unities slip by while we are mark-ling for employ mem. ate., and this
has  been   mode   io  as'dst   ibese  dis- ing time  in   lalkiui:  about  what  we  report should  (a to tbe Commission
ablcd soldiers and sailors in tlieir m    should do.
tempts  to  re-establish   (heuiselves   In      Our after Ihe  war soldier  problem
civil  life.    N'o effort  has been   made   will call for the best and united effort
to help the parlially disabled to over-  ot   all   our   leaders.      Wp   will   have
come their handicaps so they  might   labor problems to solve and industry jon   appointmem   should   proceed   to
maintain   themselves   through   their  to   re-adjust.   Our   agricultural   pro-  make a labor  and  occupational  sur-
own efforts. duction   must  be  Increased   to   raise
But England has not been alone in  enough to feed our own people.    Tne
neglect of war veterans.    The vettr-  hoys   in   khaki   must   be   the   pivot
ans  from  the  Northern  States  after  about which all of these various pro
the civil war were practically forced   blems will be worked out.
to  organize  that  they  mipht  obtain      Taking it for granted that the war
something of just treatment from the  will continue for several months, we
nation    they    had    helped    to   save,   have but a very short time to  pro-
After the surrender of l_ee and  the  perly   organize  our   forces  and   pre-
grand  review of the Union Army at  pare   to   grasp   the   opportunities   as
Washington    in    18(15,    thc   soldiers  well   as   perform   the   duties   which
were turned back to their home com-  will  confront  us.    To my mind,  the
munitiesin regiments and companies,  best way to do this is through a fed
Of course the coming home brought  era!  convention  of leaders in  indus-
gala  days  and   fetes.   For  the  first  try.    in    finance,   in    education,
few months the veterans were heroes  agriculture, from all  sections of the
and  the  centre of thought on  every  Dominion. We cannot afford to place
hand.    Then thc nation turned  from  the entire burden of such important
four  years   war  and   destruction   to  work upon the Government,
peace   and   reconstruction,   the   sol-;     u) Appoint a Demobilization Com-
diers  were  gradually  forgotten.    No  mission, consisting of three civilian
practical  plans  were worked  out by  and two military members,
the home folks for assisting the vet-      (21   Charge  the  Commission   now
erans.    It  was  left  to governmental: with the duty of making all arrange
red-tape to provide the only material  ments for demobilization of our army
assistance   in   the   way   of   meagre  so soon as peace is declared.
pensions. (3)   Base  the  plan  of demobiliza-
i The authentic histories of those rp- tion on the following:
construction days in the l'nited (al Tbe different battalions and
States carry a striking lesson and units as they arrive in Canada to be
admonition for Canada. First th* returned to a central de|K>t in tho|��nt indiscriminately, and immediate
veterans formed local clubs, then province from which they came '15* on arrival, will be followed by
.state organizations, and finally a na This to be done irrespective of whe-' parades of men seeking work and
itional society which developed into ther the returning battalion or unit I Public meetings to demand work for
:the Grand Army of the Republic, consists of a majority of men origi-jthe men who have fought. In tbe
iThe "calls" for those first state meet   nally recruited  in  such battalion  ori"nd it will be cheaper for the coun-
be_M_quart��rs and the Demebllif_atiaa
OfBoer at the central depesp inimedl-
-nel.r on arrival of the ship.
(11   The  Commission   immediately
vey af the Dominion, bo that they
may be available at headquarter*,
and at each depot a Matemeot of
positions available for men seeking
(j I So soon as the men having
homes and occupations to go to have
been mustered out, and the remaining men consolidated into proper
units, the officers commanding dapets
to make a complete census of the employment or occupation wanted by
men retained in the service and mea
to be given their discbarge only as lt
is clear that they have a position to
go to
(kl The Commission to forthwith'
make arrangements that all agencies
in the Dominion requiring skilled or
unskilled labor shall apply for such
labor at the Demobilization Commission, and their requirements filled by
men  from nearest Provincial  Depot.
The foregoing is, of course, the
merest outline of the scheme and the
details require most eareful consideration. In my opinion, unless
something along the proposed lines
is undertaken, we will have serious
trouble.   Any attempt to muster men
ings of seldier clubs started the unit or of drafts from other bat
urgent necessity for organization to lalions or units subsequently attaeh-
proteet   the   rights   of   the   veterans   eu.
Later, tbe scope of the demands wnp      th)   On   arrival  at   the  depot,  ar-
broadened   beyond   the  boundary   of rar.sn   to   immediately   muster   out
vi".ifs into those of spec nl privilege   such   men   as  can   prove   that   they
e>��n  expenditures  In  the  United.have a home to go to, or a posi'lui^
try to raoeeed with demobilisation
only as trie men can be absorbed into
civil life, though the natural tendency for the Government will be to
demobilize quickly and save pay and
subsistence. EIGHT
Wkt ^trntowfo
SATURDAY, JULY  14,  1917
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Street Railway Service
is only possible when conditions are such
that it is possible to operate.
If the public needs the street railway���and
the strike has proved that they do���they
must make it possible for the street railway
to live.
Unfair competition, restriction, heavy taxes
and inadequate revenue all tend to make it
impossible .for a street railway to give service.
If you value the service, see that the street
railway is fairly dealt with and enabled to
make as reasonable a return as you demand
in any other business.
Just Arrived
A shipment of Men's Suits in West of England
Worsted in the very latest color combinations for
good dresses. We have figured very close in pricing the whole line.   All sizes at
Call and see these suits and judge for yourself the
exceptional value. All suits finished by our own
William Dick Limited
"Two Big Stores for Men"
33, 47-49   -   Hastings East
I'lni'e members
would    COn��Cript  year
flesh  and    blood
are coming round to tlie opinion that
the first body of wealth which should
feci the levy is that of the profiteers
���particularly   that   of   the   profiteers] tcan
who engaged in the manufacture
munitions  and  reaped  the  benefit
the abnormal prices at the start.
lt has been frequently stated that
the war has left in Canada a billion
and a half dollars worth of orders up
to date. These orders have made a
.omparatively few men and corporations enormously rich. So far Finance Minister White's special taxes
have taken about tweleve million dollars out of them and will probably
take that much more���in round numbers twenty-five million dollars. If
these men had carried on their business in England they would have con
tributed to the Imperial treasury out
of their swollen gains, perhaps, some
seven hundred and fifty million dollars. Seven hundred and fifty millions applied to Canada's national
debt, which grows at an alarming
pace on account of the war, would
reduce it to tolerable figures. The
country, though hard pressed by the
additional taxes, would not stagger
under the post-bellum burdens as it
threatens to do now.
Our national debt is now one billion dollars. According to the best
authorities we may have to raise six
hundred million dollars before the
war is ended. This makes a total
debt of one billion six millions, a per
capita debt of two hundred dollars for
every man, woman and child in Canada. For the average family of five
it amounts to one thousand
for the family.
In the three war years Canada lias
raised by way of revenue -5.15,222,877
wliich is only eleven million dollars
more than our current expenditures
for thc same period. This revenue,
which is much above the average, includes the war taxes which are many
and various. The people have paid
most of it by way of the customs
Since the beginning of the war
Canada has borrowed from England
$200,000,000, from the United States
$145,000,000; and from her own people $355,000,000. An aggregate sum
of $700,000,000.
It looks like something more than
a mere -coincidence that our borrowings on account of the war which
amount to $700,000,000 should correspond so closely to the fifty per cent,
of the profits which many fair-minded men say the profiteers ought to
pay���namely $750,000,000. It looks
as if Providence had an eye on "nr
national mathematics and was point
ing the way how to make the war
pay ils own cost and thus leave C
ada with a more reasonable national
debt���say $900,000,000. Even at that
the people will have to he heavily
ta.\-ed to meet the fixed Charges( the
public  services  and the  pension  bill.
One hundred thousand conscripted
men will cost just as much per year
as one hundred thousand voluntary
recruits���namely $100,000,000 a year.
Each soldier costs in round figures
$1,000  a  year   and   Ihe  price   is    not
going down, in this connection it
ci'iirs to many persons that it would
he a sweet and becoming thing on
the part of the profiteers who have
in hand seven hundred and fifty million dollars which might have been
handed over to the state that they
should pay out of their own pockets
for   the   new   levy  o7    one     hundred
numerous activities, paid in the
1915 an excess profits tax of
$109423 which means that the
iam    Davies   Company   made   in   one
year   $438,492   more   than   il   sliuuld.
When one considers Sir Joseph's pro-
iisguiscs as a food exploiter, lhe
f | many packing companies in which he
Cheaper Poultry Feed
On account of the scarcity and
high price of feed the Poultry Industry of this country is threatened by
the prospect of the Wholesale slaughter of laying slock and a serious falling off in the number of pullets to bc
The necessary for retaining for
milling every possible bushel of
wheal  suitable for lhat purpose  need
not be emphasized.    To pri
diers who are back from the front.
He is very much inclined to the community system as adopted in Quebec,
so far as dividing the land into long
narrow strips is concerned, He will
recommend taking education to the
fanners in preference t i taking farmers to the  education.     He  found  that
Ontario was the only province which
had as yet tackled the problem with
any  degree   of  success.
trynien    wilh   feed   for   rearing   their
young stock without unnecessarily
lowering the supplies of milling
wheat, the federal Department of
Agriculture has requested millers
throughout Canada to put mi the
market tbe cracked and shrunken
wheat removed from grain before it
is milled.
In   addition   to   small     and   broken
wheat these cleanings consist chiefly
of   the   seeds   of   wild   buckwheat,   a
Sir  Joseph,   who   is   chair- near  relative  of the  cultivated  buck-
is interested here and in tbe L'nited
States and in England, one begins to
understand the causes of the high
cost of living. One also begins to
understand how Sir Joseph can
scourge the other profiteers for making hogs of themselves when is is
making so much money on his own
man of the Imperial Munitions
Board, and supposedly the power
behind the Borden Government's
throne, has said that Canadians
should be ashamed to make so much
money. Everybody will admit that
Sir Joseph ought to know.
Another company which made considerable hay while the sun was
shinging in 1915 is the Imperial Oil
Company. In fact tbe Imperial Oil
Company is at the very top of Mr.
Middlcboro's list. Like Abou Ben
Adhem its name heads all the rest.
Thc Imperial Oil Company is the
name the Standard Oil Company���
Mr. John Rockfeller���takes to do
business in Canada. In 1915 thc Imperial Oil Company made almost
three million dollars more than
legitimate profit of which it kept two
million tliree hundred thousand doll
ars. Every farmer's coal oil lamp,
every motor truck, every automobile
paid cess to John D. Rockfeller.
There is nothing like making the old
man happy. He needs the money for
lollarsj his philanthrophies.
The Imperial Oil Company's representative in Ontario is the Hon. VV.
J. Hanna who was but lately appointed food controller. Mr. Hanna is
working without salary and it therefore behooves us not to look a gift
horse in the mouth. But the cpics-
tion naturally arises what is Mr.
Hauna's personal attitude toward the
people who in 1915 were squeezed of
an extra three million dollars by the
company he represents. One hopes
that Mr. Hanna's efforts for the public good will not have a kerosene
flavor. Mr. Hanna is said to be
working for the good of the cause,
a more plentiful supply of limelight
for himself than he has lately enjoyed  and���a knighthood.
wheat. The Poultry Division of thc
Central Experimental Farm has used
wild buckwheat in feeding experiments and reports it to be a highly
satisfactory poultry feed and has
ordered two cars of buckwheat
screenings for the Central and
Branch Experimental Farm from the
Canadian Government elevators at
Fort William. Fowls used to grain
do not take to it at ifrst but
when they become accustomed to it
they eat it readily and do well on it.
The mill cleanings from local flour
mills also contain traces of many
other weed seeds, including several
kinds of mustards. These, however,
would not as a rule amount to more
than two or three per cent, of the
cleanings in the case of the standard
grades of western wheat. This material is specially recommended for
backyard, suburban and professional
poultrymen. On farms the cleanings
from yards and poultry houses where
it had been fed would have to be disposed of so as not to disseminate
noxious   weeds   in   grain   ields.
Those interested iu obtaining tllis
class of feed should immediately arrange with local mills or feed dealers for a supply. The mills cannot
be expected to keep this material for
poultry unless it is demanded for that
purpose and that rests with the poultrymen  themselves.
Re Lot 17, Block 68, District Lots
36 and 51, Map 3328. Municipality of South Vancouver.
WHEREAS proof of loss of Certificate of Title N'o. 1682 G. to the
above mentioned lands, issued in the
name of Margaret Annie Timperley,
has been filed in this office, notice is
hereby given that 1 shall, at the expiration of one month from date of
first publication hereof, issue a duplicate of said Certificate of Title, unless in thc meantime valid objections
be made to me in writing.
Dated at the Land Registry Office,
Vancouver. B. C��� this 2Vth day of
June, A.  D., 1917.
District Registrar
The  Hundredth  Chance by Ethel
M. Dell.
A Sheaf of Blue Bells by Baroness
The Light in the Clearing by Irving aBchelor
Tlie Red Planet by Win. J. Locke
In A Little Town by Rupert
Jerry, by Jack London.
And Many Others
Comer Homer and Hastings
and Orpheum Block
New Homestead Map
A new edition of the Southern
Alberta Homestead Map���a most
useful publication, both from the
standpoint of the settler and the
business man���has just been issued
by the Natural Resources Intelligence Branch of the Department of
Interior, Ottawa.
While the primary object of tllis
map may he said to have been to
afford reliable information to the
prospective settler as to land open
for location, it is also designed to
assist the general public which in
many instances supply the "sinews
of war" for the opening up of a new
The color scheme adopted in tbp
mer editions of the map has been
simplified in this the tenth���edition.
Thc land has been divided into two
main classes. Thc first of these represents that which has been already
patented and the second shows that
which���while entered for���has not
yet  been  patented.    In  addition    to
Decides to    Inaugurate    Widespread
Campaign in City During Fall
At a largely attended session of
the Ministerial association held in
the Y.M.C.A. yesterday it was decided to proceed with an evangelistic
campaign in the city. It will follow
the plans already laid down but "interrupted by the advent of the present   movement   in   the   tabernacle."
The following statement has been
handed to the press by the president::
"The Vancouver General Ministerial Association, after receiving the
report of its evangelistic committee
regarding their meeting with a committee of business men on Thursday
last, instructed the evangelistic committee to take such steps as would
be necessary to inaugurate, as soon
as possible, a city-wide evangelistic
campaign, according to the plans already made last spring, but interrupted hy the advent of the present
movement  at  the  tabernacle."
Thc new campaign is likely to start
in the fall and will provide for special
services and meetings iu the downtown   district.
Life Time
(Between Robson and Smythe)
PHONE: 81V. 900
Barristers, Solicitor*, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
V.ncou.��r. B.C.
The Returned Soldier
Prof.  Klink, dean of lhe College ol
agriculture,   Vancouver,   visited   olh
provinces   to   learn   what   was   being
done  to  return  to  civil  life  the  sol-
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
VANCOUVER     -     B.C.
Medical : Surgical  : Maternity
Rates   from  $15.00   per  week
thousand men who are to help defeat 'J."6 dlvls,ons tlle various coI��" -�����-
the Germans and make the profiteers' , * '��reSt rcRerves- Dominion
wealth secure.    It has not been s��� J^8'  ,,mber  berth*-'   8razi"B  ,eas<*'s
gestcd  in  so  many  words  but    the P��""'"io"  Land    Offices,    and
thought dwells in many minds. Ii,n'as'     ' Ik"   ar"s    ""'���'���'���>''"1
The other day Mr. Middleboro, the
chief Conservative whip, gave a list
of some twenty-two companies which
had paid in war taxes $5,268,811, during the year 1915. This amount represents the twenty-five per .cent, tax
paid on any profits they made over
a legitimate peace profit of seven
per cent. Multiply $5,268,811 by four
and you get what they made over and
above what they should have made���
namely     $21,075,244.     Multiply    the
same amount by three and you  get
what they kept for themselves after
paying  thc   pittance    to  tile    state-
namely $15,806.4.1.1.
And  these   figures  represent    only!
twenty-two     companies.     Of    course
there are hundreds of others.    It   isl    "Tllirty men and one officer,
apparent  that  the  money  power  of thc PromPt reP'3'-
thc  country  is  not being  conscripted
to nearly the same degree as the man
Looking over Mr. Middlcboro's list
one observes that the William Davies'    " 'Cns he's the nnly one not WArk
shown as surveyed are available for
settlement. Another very important
feature shown is the precise location
of the railroads���these great arteries
of trade���while other topographical
features such as the position of lakes
and rivers are alsoindieated.
Application to the Superintendent
of the Natural Resources Intelligence
branch of the Department of Interior, Ottawa, will secure a copy, free
of charge,
 1 ifc  i	
The lieutenant was instructing   the
squad in visional training.
"Tell  me,  Number  One,"  he  said,
how  many  men   are   therc   in    that
j trench-digging party over there?"'
"Quite right," observed the lieutenant, after a pause.
"But how do you know one is an
officer at that distance?"
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The 18, 20 and 100 lb. bags are just as carefully
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