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$1.00 A YEAR
Vol. IV. No. 22���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
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"Tli,- truth nl nil lime firmly- Hlandu
And  ..hall   from  niti-   to MJti* flidurr."
1       WN the old days in Ontario, smart Yankee agents
^ used to make a practice of paying calls to the
backwoods township selling lightning rods to the
These chaps were good salesmen, and were not
overburdened with honesty of purpose. The lightning furnished them with a living, and like the lightning, as the old saying goes, "they struck only once
in a place." They rarely paid, a second visit to any
The lightning rod agent would select an innocent
well-to-do farmer, who had good buildings, and after taffying him up a bit, the smooth stranger would
express dismay at the very thought that the house
and barn and pig pen were absolutely at the mercy
of the elements. Then he would tell of horrible
fires and ruin in other communities, would tell of
whole herds of cattle being killed in the one barn,
of the lightning striking a house, running down the
chimney, killing the baby in its. cradle and not touching a cat a few feet off.
He would work the farmers up to such a high
pitch that the tiller of the soil would absolutely feel
that unless he had a lightning rod or two, the furies
of hell were all to be upon him at almost any moment. Particularly was this so if the time was in the
hot summer weeks when thunder storms were common.
So the farmers fell for the lightning rod fakirs
iTid signed orders for dozens of rods, the real value
of which was the value of ordinary lengths of gal-
i.m.zed iron, but which were installed at enormous
.ost. Having hoisted a lightning rod over his house,
and another over the barn, the farmer should take
himself off to bed, and let the worst thunder storm
known in these parts strike upon the community, he
would sleep secure because of the magic lightning
rods which were supposed to take the "juice" away
from the buildings and run it into the bowels of the
Until the report of the Davidson Commission
is made it would be unkind, indeed out of place, to
comment upon the McBride submarine deal. From
the evidence given during the fore-part of the week,
there is not the slightest doubt but what the lightning
rod agents are still busy in the United States. In
Mr. J. V. Patterson of the Seattle Dry Dock and
Construction Company, we have a glorified lightning rod agent. Apparently Mr. Patterson had
two craft on his hands that even the ingenious Yankee mind could not put to any profitable use. The
Chilean government would not have them, and had
they been of any commercial value it is possible that
the United States Government would have purchased them. But it is apparent that these vessels
were good for nothing but junk, in the opinion of
Mr. Patterson.
Then the lightning rod idea seems to have struck
him, and he took a boat for Victoria. There in the
jolly company of honorary colonels, half-pay colonels, new knights, retired officers and leading'citizens of Victoria, he pulled the old-fashioned lightning rod gag. It was in the Union Club that the
promotion was started, and though the air was likely
heavily laden with Scotch whiskey, the introduction
of lightning rod salesmanship would undoubtedly
surcharge the atmosphere.
The real danger at that time was exaggerated
ten-fold, and a hundred fold. The lightning was.
going to strike the half-pay colonels! Then it was
that the submarines were introduced at $1,150,000.
Sir Richard and his followers snapped at the proposition, and when the vessels had been brought into
Canadian waters, the half-pay colonel* and the retired sea dogs, and the other exciteable people of
Victoria, took a stiff night cap and went to bed, secure in the belief that any fear of German invasion
had at last been overcome.
It is a godsend to the treasury of Canada mat Patterson did not have a whole fleet of submarines in
the yards at Seattle. Sir Richard would have
hought them all. To his mind a million and a half
is a mere flea bite. "His coast" must be protected,
and he undoubtedly would not have hesitated to
have bought forty million dollars worth of submarines���to be delivered in care of the janitor like so
many cans of peas.
IN Denver, Colorado, the citizens are protesting
because the Fire Insurance Trust charges them
on a hundred dollars valuation. The Denver
people claim that the fire insurance rates are too
high, and refer to Chicago, where the property holder can get insurance al twenty cents on the hundred
dollars. They refer to Oklohoma also, where the
average house can be blanketed with insurance at
the rate of twenty cents per hundred dollars.
If the people in Denver who are protesting, lived
in Vancouver, they would have something to kick
about. Seventy-five cents on a hundred dollars valuation is about the lowest rates quoted locally to the
householder. On Main Street, near 25th Avenue,
the owners of a block of stores are met with a rate
of $7.50 per hundred dollars valuation. Seven and
a half per cenl. per annum for fire insurance! The
premises of the SATURDAY CHINOOK
are assessed 3 I-10 per cent, on the valuation of the
building and contents.
The Harbor Board will leave between the land
which is to be reclaimed and the shore a narrow
channel which will be about as much use to the saw
mills as a channel for taking in rafts of logs as a similar length of shingle bolt flume would be.
The contractors engaged upon dredging False
Creek are handsomely paid for their services. Unfortunately they are put to some little expense in getting rid of some of the pud sucked up from the bottom of the Creek. This mud has to be transported,
since the C. N. R. Terminal require no more of it.
The plan of the Commissioners is to provide a receptacle for this mud, and they will pay the dredging contractors a liberal sum per yard, to dump the
stuff inside the piles which surround this new-fangled reclamation work.
The lumbermen have appealed to the Harbor
Commissioners and to Mr. H. H. Stevens in vain,
and it is now planned to send a delegation to Ottawa to secure the assistance of the Government in
urging the local harbor experts to rearrange their
company so much per yard to fill into the basin on
the east side of Main Street bridge.
The contracting company, a subsidiary concern
to the C. N. R., took a contract from the Dominion
Government for dredging the channel of the stream
on the other side of the bridge. The dredging people got handsomely paid for taking the silt from the
bottom of the Creek and got handsomely paid once
more for letting it down on the other side of the
1 bridge.
To promote a government contract successfully
requires the ability and the imagination to work both
ends against the middle.
It is the people who have to sweat.
Stevens and the amateur harbor experts who are
reclaiming the False Creek area, have not the inter-
; ests of the people at heart, but the interests of dredg-
. ing corporations and government contractors.
Stevens  isn't  looking to extend  the  Vancouver
waterfrontage, for he is ruining the best industrial
! property on the Creek.    It's a case of promoting a
contract for a gang of government friends.    Dick
j McBride put through the C. N. R. to make con-
' tracts for Mackenzie and Mann.    The P. and G.
|E��� who now beg for another lift of $7,500,000
from the Provincial treasury, are not a public utility
��� corporation, but a corporation looking for utilities
through which to sweat the people.
The promotion of Government contracts added
to the expenditure of the Public Works Department
at Ottawa, during the first three years of the present
Government just an even $50,000,000 over the expenditure for the previous three years.
The fact that the Empire is struggling for its ex-
j istence does not cause Canadian politicians to take
; pause. Theirs is a policy of full steam ahead with
Government contracts.
Inli-rior mill i*\li*rior >ii-i
ol' No. V! Stntlohnry HoMiilttil nl   I.n Toiiui-t, France.   TIiIk IIohpIIuI wan formerly lhe Golf
Club ,>r i.n Timlin,-!
If the people of Denver have just cause for protest, the people of Vancouver and the outlying municipality, in the face of the excessive insurance rales
extorted, would surely be justified in starting some
sort of serious trouble.
When a small business man pays 7 1-2 per cent,
for insurance, 12 per cent, for the money owing
upon his building, and in addition a high rate of
taxation on' an assessment estimated during the good
times, he carries quite a burden. In short, overhead
charges on his building threaten to do him up before
he lakes in a dollar over his counter.
An investigation of the fire insurance situation
locally should be demanded by the people. It is
a serious fact that in the rates charged by the Fire
Insurance people in South Vancouver and in certain
parts of the city, they have ancient Shylock outdone
from a grasping point of view and are Well protected
against the modern Shylock who has to do with coal
oil cans and fire sales.
DESPITE the fact that there are hundreds of
miles of waterfrontage available in and a-
round the city of Vancouver, and hundreds
of acres of cheap and well-located industrial sites,
the Vancouver Harbor Commissioners have undertaken the project to reclaim from the clams and
fishes a generous portion of the middle of False
Stand upon the Granville Street Bridge, look to
thti east, and you will observe that this ambitious reclamation scheme is already well under way. Lanes
of piles have been driven into the muddy bottom
of the Creek, and apparently it is designed to take
in a good many acres which will be filled in with
the muck the Government contractors take up in the
dredging operations for the deepening of the stream.
The unfortunate part of it is that in reclaiming
the land from the sea, the Harbor Commissioners
are blocking the waterway leading to the Hanbury
Mills and many other industrial properties on the
south side of the Creek. The concerns to suffer
chiefly are the saw mills, and if the project of the
Commissioners goes on, nearly $2,000,000 worth
of saw mill plant will be put out of commission, together with hundreds of men employed in those saw
plans so that they will at least make it possible for
industries on the south shore of False Creek remaining in business. In the reclaiming of the area upon
which the Commissioners have cheap industrial sites,
several hundreds of thousands of dollars of the people's money will be blown in. The only persons to
benefit directly will be the dredging contractors and
the other contractors engaged upon the work. The
scheme has the endorsement of Mr. Stevens and the
disapproval of the Vancouver City Council and
most of the responsible business men of the city.
On the North Arm of the Fraser, for instance,
len miles of water frontage are available, which
would be every whit as useful for industrial purposes
as the unnatural creation planned for False Creek
���a work which will ruin more waterfrontage than
it will create and a' botch which, if continued, will
put several good business men and large employers
of labor and several of the most substantial payrolls
in Vancouver permanently upon the scrap heap.
CONTRACTS ������,,..     *
WHEN Mackenzie and Mann were building
the grade of the Canadian Northern along
the bank of the Fraser River, they blew
into the waters of the Fraser several million yards of
rock and dirt. This material blocked up the stream
in places and made it impossible for the fish to reach
their spawning grounds in the upper reaches.
It now transpires that it was necessary to engage
a certain dredging company to clean out the rock
and dirt from the bottom of the stream. For this
work the Government paid enormous sums. Strange
it is to say that the Canadian Northern contractors
continued to blow rock into the river and the dredging contractors continued to dig it out.
The contractors got paid from the proceeds of
government guaranteed bonds for shooting the rock
into the gorge; the dredging contractors got paid
so much a yard by the Federal Government for
hauling the rock out of the gorge.
What was done with the rock after it was hauled
out of the water is not known, but it is said that it
was dumped upon tlie l ighi-of-way and the railroad
contractors got another shot at on the basis of so
much a yard for picking it up and hauling it away.
In the Canadian Northern work at False Creek,
the Canadian Northern people paid a    dredging
" JL M. BEATTIE'S'office is now No.���
J^^- Birks Building," so ran an advertisement
year in and and year out on the back
page of the "World."
The telephone at the office of the SATURDAY CHINOOK printing plant would ring.
"This is A. M. Beattie speaking. I want 2,000
forms same as the last at the same figure. Send
them tomorrow morning."
A. M. Beattie was a man who did things and
wasted no time about it. His advertisements, his
business communications, his letters to the press from
time to time, were brief and to the point. He was
a Conservative in his politics, but thought more of
man than party. He was a man of vision and was
seldom cast down. While o'hers stood on the street
corners complaining, he was up and at it. He was
a good business man, kept his engagements, was always punctual. He was as shrewd as the best of
them. But he was honest and in his tens of thousands of deals the other fellow profited as well as
A. M. Beattie. <;
So for more than twenty-five years A. M. Beattie
was a highly respected citizen and business man of
the city of Vancouver. If he had a fault it lay in
the fact that was too sympathetic. He always pleaded the case of the under-dog and until Beattie had
first hand evidence that a man was "crooked," he
gave that man credit for being a good, square man.
Always active in politics, A. M. Beattie was a
force in the community. His endorsement of a young
candidate went a long way with the electorate. He
was opposed to the policy of the SATURDAY
CHINOOK in most things, yet we had constant
business dealings.
A. M. Beattie is no more, and in his passing British Columbia loses one of her builders and her
friend in good and evil days���another stout-hearted
pioneer of whom it can be said that he was every
inch a man.
FROM EBURNE TO New Westminster there
are less than a dozen industries on the Fraser River.
Here are hundreds of acres of industrial sites with
the best waterfrontage in the world. Meantime the
Vancouver Harbor Commission spends hundreds
of thousands building an island in False Creek upon
which they hope to plant factories. TWO
���Btiorial ��ptntnna
Tin action "i tin Provincial Government in closing bar-ropms in liraiul.m t
and Carberry.'in consequence "i "drunken carousals and brawls in which sol-]
[tiers ;������i harvesters were most prominent." is none too drastic. Places that
would profit from she spendthriftism ami assininity of men already stupefied
by the effects of imbibing too.frecly of whiskey deserve to be elbsed. And the
n'i,,! who have been making beasts of themselves art also deserving of all the
punishment thai either the military ot civil law allows. |
Disgraceful is the only word t" characterize tin shocking behaviour of|
men in these western towns. At a public gathering lasi week, Sir George 1-:.
I'oster said: "1 confess to you that every time I see tin open bar ami sec the
young soldiers of ihis country going "in ami coming in���every time I pass the
open bar and sec the unemployed, wh". perchance, have ���*"! a .lay- employment, making a hee-Iine, I confess that my soul cries out for the closed bar
in this great Canada.''
Hut of consideration, for the regiments with which so many noble fellows
have connected themselves, little mention has been made of those who have
repeatedly disgraced the uniform by appearing on public streets in a drunken
condition'    The lime has arrived to put a Stop to the all   common practice
"i soldiers frequenting hat-room- in uniform,   Tin- uniform is the emblem of
honor, law and g I order, lilt so long as    men are permitted I" place them-1
-elves in the way of temptation, just 60 long will ihey tall. There is no placej
ill the ranks "f Canada's forces lor men who stagger down the sireets of any j
Canadian city. The riejit stamp of men will welcome tiny regulation, however rigid; that will maintain tlie honor of thc regiment,
Russia has had the courage to wipe out the open bar, 1'"ranee has under-,
taken the task, ('.real Britain is doing her best to restrict a great national evil j
and menace���worse even than war, Lloyd-George has told the world. Why |
should Canada tolerate disgraceful scenes for a moment?
The Manitoba Government is deserving of praise for its drastic action.
The public will endorse any action that promotes decency and good living.
���Winnipeg I'arrrierg' Tribune.
�����. ��- ,i��n ���������	
light to the front ami a red light to the rear, it d les not follow tllat they will
be. and lints a fanner starting out from Xew Westminster with two front
lights on his wagon or buggy will, on reaching Vancouver, be liable to a fine
for not having a rear red light as well as a white front light. If all municipalities* are thus to frame traffic regulations without regard to uniformity,
the unfortunate driver of a horse-drawn vehicle will soon be compelled to take
I., the woods. It docs not meet all objections lo Say that the law will be enforced with justice. It ha- not been the practice for magistrates to deal out
justice to motorists at times 'when there is a conflict between common sense
or tlu- spirit of the law  and the strict letter of the law.
Will they he any more lenient with fanners and dray men. or will they
jay that tin regulations read so and so that tiny have no "ther recourse than
to inflict the penaltii s?
In view of the manner in which municipalities are framing up traffic regu-1
lations for all vehicles not coming under the Provincial Motor Act, it would
appear  that  the    'lily   way  t,i obtain   fair arid uniform  regulation-   is   fur  the I
Provincial government t" sitth- in the provisions which municipalities must
adopt if they undertake i" legislate at ali as t" the lighting of horse-drawii
vehicles.��� British Columbian.
You'll admit these bin- are real bargains and you'll surely
regret it if you do nut participate in them. These -nap- are a
result of our determination to close out our staple section
entirely, and we're only taking this step because we need thc
store space���we haven't foofti to do this department justice.
Come in and see these and many more lines we've no rooin t"
mention here.
CRETONNES ��� Splendid assurt-
niint, pretty pattern-. Keg. ,10c yd.
for 20C.   Reg. 20c. yd.  lor 12'-''tf.
The other day Cram M. Hudson, Anti-Saloon league leader, suggested
that in the event of a dry Michigan, the breweries put out of business could
be turned into plants for the manufacture i f boots and shoes.
To which suggestion John J. Gannon, president of the Detroit Federation
"I Labor, takes exception,
SHEETINGS���Our usual 55c. quality,   to   be   chared   at." 40c.
PILLOW  COTTON���('. I quality        GALOW    NETS���Some   unusually
and   vahn.     Reg.   30c.    for   20c.        nice ones to choose from.    Keg  65c.
Keg. 25c.  for    Hit.       for  40*.       Keg.   40c.   for   25e.
' Mr. Lloyd George has been down to the Trade L'union Congress to lecture
the British Working Man, and. as .Minister for Munitions, he very properly
confined his talk to the question of supplies. Mr. George said many things
that were eloquent and witty, and some things that were true. It is a great
truth that: "'The Government can lose the war without you', they cannot win
it without you. It is only in times of danger that WC acknowledge the ttelit
we owe 1" our workmen���and we never pay that debt."
Most unjust was the way he ignored the enormous sacrifices made by the
great body of our working men���nol counting the hundred- of thousands who
have enlisted. One after another Trade Union restrictions for which the working man har. fought during two generations have been relaxed at the call of
patriotism. Take only, for example, the employment of women! In some few
cases the rules have not been relaxed, and therefore Lloyd George let loose
upon the whole working class the vials of his wrath. Let there be no mistake
about it, the working man has done splendidly, and no man ..I any other class
can afford to throw stones at him.
What, for example, are YOU doing? Well, perhaps you are a Special con-
Stable, or perhaps you are in a volunteer battalion. I praise you for that, but
would you rather be working double pressure in a factory making bombs or in
a mine digging coal? In any ease you will have the satisfaction of knowing
that nobody but the country will benefit by your work. The munition worker
and the coal worker are slaving their hearts out for the profit of a private employer. In many cases the profits are limited and controlled? Indeed! How
much?    Arc  they  no better  controlled  in  other trades  than  they are  in   the
coal trade?
"No! the worker will never be assured, and we shall never be assured that
the heroic sacrifice of all his Trade Union safeguards is not helping to make
a private employer rich until the nation steps in and becomes hi, employer.
Mr. Lloyd George instanced tin German workman as the good example.
But, what about the German employer, the German Slate? Thc whole resources of our enemy have been mobilised for the war, and no man in Germany will become rich at the expense of the nation. \\'hy> then, do we not
hear the Minister for Munitions lecturing tin- employers and the Government
in the same terms as those in which he lectures the workmen? Will he deny
that employers are growing rich because of tin- nation's peril? Will he dare
to say that this is right?
Away with sophistry!    There is but o���e plain, straightforward way  to
"^   wth   he la  I*'"1*1*-***' "f ��* "���""���'���nt.   All ,l,e industrial services which
teed our Army and   Xavy  with  munitions and  f���el-at  bast those   if not  i'l
others which arc  w.al  to our existence-should he taken over  bv'the  nation
ndrun by the. ����� on for the period of the-war under military condition..   I.,-,
1'     .ed.'te, let the workman ,n sure that every extra ounce pt national ef
f.ti v, II mean at, extra ounce of national effori and nothing n ore-and eve,
lh- :::;::Lr,.:^
Service is the text of many preachments, the theme of
advertisements by the score, the hobby of hundreds of
executive;*., and well-nigh the slogan of the hour.
Service i, a fine word in print, is really easy to talk, affords
the glib salesman an opportunity���and is mighty difficult
to deliver.
Our plant, our people and our purpose so co-ordinate and
co-operate that our customers, large and small, actually receive real, proven, helpful, inspirational service that is more
a matter of precedent than prospect.
Our cur.tcmers have been kind enough to tell us that they
appreciate cur service���which encourages us to further
efforts in their behalf.
If you, who read this, have a lighting or power problem to
solve, bring it to us���put our service to the test.
Hastings and Carrall Streets
Phone Seymour 5000
Meanwhile, having read Mr. Lloyd Georgi
tagi  '" read this
"Major McKay, an assistant  |
e! "litem speech, we turn the
M'sl-marshal. win
le club in
T''<" Place had been satisfactorily
*-^7^.t of the defence, said he vi. >ctoto\��^%$^
and had never -cm alcohol consumed there     "
conducted so fas as ho could see, hut from a ,    -t .     , .. ,
c,uba --���"-��� -������� ����� - ^:Hk,.ti>l;rese,,,-h,',,:;;:i):;;l;1-.;;1;;1'1-1''
. t;���;:: "f? - -1 c -��������'*.�� ;;;;';���;
a lot of water has flowed under London bridge   anel a Inl ���   ii     , .
silled ir!  Flanders since then. * Circumstances hale  ilte       �� I     "      ��"
ket for our wheat  and we ,���.���'l ;. n- it       r-i ��� . .'. -      Wc "eci1 !l m��r-
far more .���,,��� y i, v" , < d le oil, *, "T "**' "'" b"y ��Ur *��-* ��
���bins prevent ,',    Cl I  'o w-.n ,     ',     ," *���htr* *���� ''*���" trade regula-
Chicago  cas,  whe t if ,m H   ���vi^' " *** *���* *# S"ft ***���-
,^^V8S!��iST5'��3 *���������* ���<> ��*��-.
farmer is only too apparent    Shi,,, i, sA        * ��SS to ,1,e Canadian
are scarce abroad     Oet    ' ft! IZ K   �� "\,^^" POt* and markets
reasons why ,h itu , n ,, if, t r ^T^ *& There are a dozen
kets to ourU, X V 2L 1 �� "T"* "P ",e Aau^> **���
Political  expediency. S the Sian  . 1     "^ ��* ^^ ****����
through with a very sni-,1 , ,ar' , >' 7 T gr��W" ''* S"in* to ski"
-���ry benefit He3^Xvfjffi&g&Jfc "* *" J*
down the tariff wall on rfHOtf i   / Let ,he Government tear
S theTwill mire^ * -
should go by the board in .im��" kc'h se    IsTot ��-' *"'* PoHt,CS
ciples' or Conservative Drincinie,     , , <|l"'S"��n of LiberaI Pri"-
;*k mfc in the Lh, t SeS UtT T"' ^ ^ *<" b��"���-
Iwheat-Toronto Saturday Nigm *""** " b>' sc,,i,"�� ,hcnl ^
Capt. IV.  SOililt-lon   til{-|tl,.niiiiM   lo  till-  innrki-rs lit   tin-  rmiK'eH
The closing of the breweries would throw so many men out of employment that lower wages 111 Michigan would he the result, he says.
It's a poor rule that  will not  work  both  ways,  and since reading what
President Gannon has to say, we are wondering where he was when so many
workers were idle last winter, that  he  wasn't out  on  the  stump  advocating
more breweries as a solution of the situation:
We doubt if President Gannon speaks the sentiments of organized labor
in this matter, but if he dots, where has organized labor been while a majority
of the counties ill Michigan have been going dry and while breweries in many
of these couutus were being put out of business?
Gannon's reply to Hudson would cine inure properly from the president
of the brewery workers speaking for the one organization selfishly interested
in the question of -late-wide prohibition.
It does not come with a proper sound from the head of the great  labor
body of Detroit which represent-- ALL union organizations and which should,
above all things, consult the moral welfare of those who are affiliated with it
���particularly at this time when the greal demand In the labor market is for
The labor federation, if is is t" last and remain a power, must follow the
same lines of democracy laid drtwn fur successful government and yield to the
The  Detroit   Kcderaliott of  Labor cannot safely, by an official act of its
own or by the word of ils president, yield lo a minority, no matter what particular individual union is hit.
The faith and confidence of legitimate and fair capital in the jusl purposes
of union labor inns' be maintained by the federation al all hazards.
The welfare, both moral and physical, of one union man cannot be subjected to the individual shortcomings of another.
They cut off the legs and arms of men to save Iheir lives.
They .cut away the dying and the dead wood to save the tree,
tn cases of fire they have dynamited a whole block to save the next one.
Reform is headed toward Michigan which will make conditions better for
working men all over the state.    ���     -      ���    "   ,
Where this reform may displace a brewery worker, it will enable a worker
in some oilier line to go back to the job he lost through frequenting the saloon;
and to keep tllat job.
It will help some other worker to show up in the morning after a good
night's rest, with his body strong and his mind clear, fit to give his employer
the best there is in him and capable of doing the work that will FORCE his
employer to increase,his pay. .  . ...
And the president of thc Detroit federation of Labor ought to be the last
Man found putting a straw in its way.
If Michigan should go dry and the men whom drink has reduced from office positions to day labor should go back to those positions, there would be
jobs in plenty for all thc brewery workers in the state, and some to spare.���
Detroit Times'.
The Scenic Highway Across the Continent
The Popular Route to the���
Up-to-date Train Service Between Vancouver and the East.
All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.
J. MOE, C. P. A., 434 Hastings St., Vancouver.
C. MILLARD, D. T. A., Vancouver.
H. W.  BRODIE, Gen.  Pass. Agent, Vancouver.
General Agency  Transatlantic Steamship  Lines
C. E. Jcnney, 0. A. P. D.
Phone: Sey. 8134 527 Gruivillt Street
The Burnaby Council have passed an amendment to the Burn.bv Trfffi
in front of the vehH    , - In hv- 1 T,    u. J"??" ��f ��"C l,Un<lrcd *��*
side of the fr���n 'o e t e ^i J �� !,8l,t:<, T ^ "* ��" CaCh
mc viiiicic. i.tie bylaw does not require a red litrht =t tl,���
rear of any vehicle and thus does not conform with the 'by* w e S pas
by he Vancouver council which requires a vehicle to carry one lighted" hm
at east on the nghts.de. and one rear red light, or thc lamps to throw a white
light to the front and a red light to thc.rear. While the Burnaby committee
on the traffic bylaw amendment look for a red light to become customary,
since lighted lamps for vehicles arc now being niade so as to throw a white
Nothing of the so-called "hyphenated" flavor is revealed in the comments
of representative Hungarian-American editors on their ambassador, Drl Dum-
ba. Editor Zador Szabados of a New York daily paper jeers at the doctor's
solicitude in war time over the long working day of Hungarians in some steel
plants after ignoring it in the years of peace.   He adds:
"We fully agree with the American standpoint that a representative of a
foreign country commits an inexcusable indiscretion by attempting to interfere with another's domestic affairs."
Editor Geza D. Berko says the ambassador's was an impossible scheme.
To make home to Hungarians the home law relative to employment in a plant
engaged in making war munitions fur the allies would be one thing he says.
But in pursuing thc methods he did Dr. Duniba was wrong.
Business Manager Joseph Horvath of a Cleveland Hungarian paper says
the Dumba plan "never could succeed because the Hungarian-American paper
press would never give a helping hand to it."
Speaking on behalf of Bohemians who "have no desire to return to their
fatherland from which they.were driven for political and economic reasons,"
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the Bohemian National Alliance in a public expression refers to Dr. Dumba's
"unlawful and anti-American act with intent to disorganize and tie up the
munition industry."
Why is it that other classes of the hyphenated element who were.also-
driven from their fatherland by "political and economic reasons" invariably
take the foreign view against the interests and the national sentiment nf the
land in which they found their opportunity?
To the entire hyphenated press of all sorts and conditions' the Bohemian-
American editors have set an example in loyal Americanism and''patriotism..
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Sandy Oik,, exception tin- Mimic n-iniirki*
fundi*   li>    i��    Vancoover   ilnlly
while, Maister I-.dytur. the biggest
patriot ya,- hae is the workrn man
Ile cannie  afford tae  mak  ony  ih .-..
-on  Memorial Church as Anniversary
Day.    Tin- church presented  a fe. '
appearance, beuig tastefully decorated
You need a knowing druggist to fill your prescriptions
just as much as you need a knowing doctor to find out what's
the matter with you and tell you what to take. When your
doctor writes your prescriptions, bring them to us and know
that you will get them filled right with first-class, pure, fresh
We   never make a mistake.   We never substitute.
Come to OUR Drug Store
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Weel freens, I dinnie ken if ony o'
yae peyed atten.-huu tae a certain
item thai appeared in wan o' the daily
papers "' Vancouver anent the Trades
Union Congress that had just concluded ils sittin's,
I'm no' share which o' the papers it
wis���1 read them a' an' while I hae a
guid idea what yin it was, still 1 want
tae be fair an' no' blame it in case 1
should be wrang.
This paper, referrin' tae the debate
tllat took place ill the Congress on the
War, made a great fuss aboot the
dizen or so members who had spoke
an' voted agin the resolution uphold-
in1 Britain in the prosecution o' the
war tae the bitter end.
This journal went intae a perfect
fit  o' hysterics and clamored  for the
bigger man than that. There's times
when a man gets cairried awa by the
"exuberance o' his aiu verbosity," an'
I'm jist thinking Lloyd George, gude
man an' a' as he is, is sufferin' frae a
wee bit swelled held.
If there'.-, otiybody tae blame for
this   war���it's   no'   the   workin'   man.
If there's onybody 'II see the war
through tae a suceessfu' conclushon���
it'll be the workin' man.
What's mare, the workin' man 'II
no' rest content wi' ony patchcd-Up
peace that'll leave the warrin' nations
in a slate o' "as yae were," waitin'
for the next opportunity tae get at
wan anither's throats. Their brothers
in the field arc no' sheddin' their bluid
for glory. If war can be ca'd righteous,  then  certainly  thc  workers arc
o' his  patriotism.    There's  nai   com-1 with tbe cmbjejnatie.aiarjle leaves, and
missions  a'  inquiry  ever  needed,!tae the man)  )��ri��ht hind flowers   if aut-
fin'.-o&U whether tin-  workin'.,maji  i-'tmin     The  morning  icrraon  wa- de-
playin' the game    The casualty  ii-t- livered   by   tin-   Rev.   W.   Abbott
can vouch ut that. Queen's   \vt. Church, Xew West) ifl��
Yae   wud   hae   thocht,   freens,   that ster, and was truly "in- of inspr
a' tins "pink  tea." college-bred kin' ..''and power.    In '.lie evening  the pulpit
"auperior" patriotism wud hae ���;-t the|was  occupied  by   Rev.   Kerr,  of 6th
go-bye  by   tin-  time,  bul   tin-   fellie   \...   Methodist   Church,   who  in    a
seems tae be a survivor. splendid   sermon   Inl'!   the   attention
Tin-   \w.rker  i>  the   patriot    in   a'Jof a large audience.    \t both morning
countries.     II.-  produces    everything and evening services a full choir ren-
an'  gel-   naethin'���except  a  bare   SUD-jdered  special  and appropriate  inii-.i .
sistence, while oor $2iXiO donation tae �� * *
tin Red l'i-.-- Fund freen roll- The Epworth Li-ague meeting held
aboot in motors, smokes fat ceegars on Monday evening wa- a special
an' aets the   "patriot." ecration   service,  under   the  lead-
They   fellies that voted agin  the re- ership   of   Mr-.   (Rev.I   Wright,    each
solution   were  wrang in  the  attitude member  answering  t"     tin-  roll  rail
they  took  up.  withoot a  doobt.     We. | with  a  passage of scripture.
as workers, hae got tae pit a stop tae
this cursed system "' militarism if The funeral of Mr-. E. A- Oak- was
ever \\r want tae mak ony strides in j held at the home nf her daughter, Mrs.
advanein' our economic poseeshun, R. C. Hodgson, on Monday afternoon,
thc  first  step  in  that   line  is  tae   Rev.   Whittington  and     Rev.   Manuel
smash the  Kaiser an' a' his works.
But for a' that. I wud go bail that
if it came tae a richt show doon here
in British Columby yae wud fin that
they same delegate fellies wud bv
shoutherin' the rifle agin the enemy
the while  the "patriotic" edytur    wud
officiating. Though it is recorded
that she was bom in the year 1835,
Mr-. Gale wa- not really old, for until
the very end of her long and useful
life, she was interested in church and
social work, and always ready and willing   to   help   in   any   philanthropic   or
be lookin' aboot for a commission tae j social enterprise. In Robsou Memor-
go an' buy thoroughbreds wi' "Porty- ial church she will be particularly
bellie cuddie" pedigrees, or chairgin' missed, having been for many years
radium prices for common Epsom a regular attendant, and a valuable
salts. land  active  worker  in     the     different
We're gaun tae win this war, freens,' branches of church work.
Almost without exception the municipalities of Canada are passing
Through a period of financial straits,
when local improvement work has
been curtailed and the strictest economy must bc exercised.
The capital invested in so-called
permanent improvements, totals a
very large sum, and represents a
great proportion of the taxes collected, from the people. With this large
expenditure in mind the question naturally arises "Is the money invested
in local improvements being expended-to the best advantage?"
In the matter of roadways, pavements and sidewalks, this question is
causing a great deal of thought on
the part of students of municipal problems. In many cities the streets are
becoming sample sheets of the various
kinds of paving materials. The influence or persuasive ability of salesmen may introduce new systems of
roadway construction without number. These compositions are adopted
and. used, regardless of climatic conditions or suitability for the traffic
lequiremcnts. Each municipality depends upon its own engineering advice. In rare instances only is any
testing equipment available. The result is that ��o uniformity of value in
paving or sidewalk material is secured.
Canada has reached the stage when
municipalities should have available
a Bureau of Municipal Research, as
part of a Department of Local Government in each Province. Thc need
of such a source of information is
urgent. Municipal government and
municipal engineering are being conducted in too haphazard a manner for
the general and permanent public
good.    This Bureau should deal with
such questions as the testing of materials and the adoption of standards.
These standards would be based upon
the practical requirements. For instance, while a business thoroughfare
with heavy traffic requires a certain
surface material and depth of foundation, a residential street with a minimum of traffic does not demand the
same wear-resisting surface nor sustaining foundation. In like manner,
also, sidewalk standards should bc a-
dopted suitable to traffic requirements.
The question is a large one. Millions of dollars of the feople's money
are being spent annually and the credit of municipalities is being pledged
to carry out work of a supposedly
permanent character, in the hope that
it" will prove satisfactory. In the absence of any definite information to
the contrary, advice or prejudice in
favor of certain materials cannot be
offset. No doubt if more accurate
data were available, the money now-
spent on many of these improvements
could be made go much farther by
more judicious selection of methods
and materials.���"Conservation."
"Look here, Elsie," angrily exclaimed the - ,'ench teacher, "I've
spent hours trying to drum this lesson
into the thick head of yours, but it
seems to be hopeless. On the top of
this I have just seen your homework.
Your French is disgraceful. 1 shall
have to write to your mother about
"Mamma will only be angry." replied Elsie, calmly.
afraid she will," said the teacher: "but you deserve it."
"I don't mean with mc,'' retorted
Elsie. "I mean with you. You see,
mother does my French lesson for
Ivll.l.l'.l)   11V   GERMAN  TREACHER!
rhe funeral ui Hull, r.nniuiiil, of the gallant lada who perished in tin- E-13 disaster
bluid o' the twelve who had dared tae
speak agin the resolution.
It demanded that their names be
printed an' that they bc treated as
enemies���an' a hale lot mare empty
bombast that the linyteepcr should
hae dumped intae tbe metal pat again
efter settin' up.
I'm o' the opcenyin mysel that they
delegates were wrang in voicin' the
opeenyins they did���an' what's mare
their remarks were distinctly oot o'
place. What's mare I dinnie believe
they delegates represented the views
o' their constituents in opposin' the
resolution in the terms they did.
Hooever, that disnie maitter very
muckle. It's graun tae think that we
live in a country where men met in
conclave thegither can get the free
expression o' their thochts withoot interference. After a', it's deeds, no'
words, that tell.
But tae come back tae that edytur.
It showed what he kent aboot workin'
men in general. What richt had he
gettin' efter they men for openly
avowin' their oppiseeshun tae the
The delegates were undoubtedly
wrang in thc way they criticized the
war, but we maun remember that they
men hae had a lot o' iron injected into
their bluid by the wey in which the
military was used here in B. C. when
the trouble was on wi' thc minin'
magnates owre on Vancouver Island.
An auld country paper comin' tae
haun' gies a lengthy report o' a speech
by Lloyd George in which thc Minister had been railin' agin the workers
for alleged slackness at their work,
an' spoke in sic a wey as if tae say-
that the unfavorable sittiasbon at the
front was entirely due tae their lack
o' patriotism in no' workin' hard
I aye thocht Lloyd George was a
iu it wi' a righteous speerit���tae crush
for ever an' aye a specie o' autocracy,
that wud say when an' where an'
how they'll be used tae bolster up
schemes o' polytickal aggrandisement
an' conquest that never maks the
worker ony better off, but aye the
Hooever, tae get back tae that Vancoover edytur. It shows his dismal
ignorance o' the speerit o' the workers in general when he demaunds
that they men be censured.
I'll bet yae what yae like that the
delegates hoo were in favor o' that
resolution an' the yins that were agin
it were as gude freens at thc feenish
o' the debate as they were at the start
It's only their different wey o' look-
in' at thc subject.
These men who have been through
the grim struggles o' strikes an' lock-
oots, who have come hame tae a fireside where their bairns were chitterin'
wi' cauld, an' no' a morsel o' meat in
the hoose, because law an' order happened always tae be on the side o'
the "michty battalions" a' the time���
dae yae expect they men tae be bub-
blin' owre wi' enthusiasm owre a system that bludgeons them at such critical times when they are fechtin' for
their life's bluid���jist the same as oor
brave fellies are fechtin' the noo owre
in Flanders.
Maw, naw, Maister Edytur, yae evidently hinnie left the sookin' bottle
lang ahint yae���what yae need is a
coorse o' industrial history, which yae
cannie get by attendin' at pink teas
.or the revels o' nicht clubs. Yaevc
got tae unnerstaun that war frae the
workers pint o* view is aye wrang.
He's had naethin' else but war sin'
the time he come intae ihc world���a
grim strivin' tae get breed an' butter,
an' the carnage has been awful.
If yae want tae ken onything .vorth
an' it'r- the workin' man an haebod)
else that's gaun tae win it���an' eftct
it's owre, weel the workin' men '11 sit
up an' tak notice in a wey they never
hae dune afore.
Yours through the heather,
The regular monthly meeting of the
Cedar Cottage branch of the B. C.
Political Equality League was held on
Monday afternoon at the home of
Mrs. Hambley, the president, in the
chair. After the reading of the minutes of the previous meeting by the
secretary, the treasurer rendered her
report, showing that since the last
meeting $6.35 had been spent in relief work, and that there was still
$51.00 relief money in hand. It was
decided, after discussion, to use this
fund in assisting the South Vancouver Victorian Order of Nurses, in
their work of caring for tlie sick poor,
and with this end in view a committee was appointed to make infants'
clothes to bc placed at the disposal
of the Victorian Order. It was also
decided to ask all friends interested
:for contributions of baby clothes no
longer in use, same to be left with
Mrs. Barber, of the Marfew Grocery,
3580 Commercial Street. Red Cross
work has also been taken up and knitting and sewing meetings arc held at
thc home of Mrs. Mclntyre, the convener of thc Red Cross committee,
on tbe first and third Monday afternoons of each month. Several new
members were added to the membership roll and much enthusiasm shown
as to tbe proposed winter's work.
* * *
Last Sunday was celebrated by Rob-
Dr. and Mrs. Kinney have returned
from ti visit oi several weeks in Agassi;:.
* * *
Mr. James Wright of Xew Yi rk
visited Cedar Cottage relatives this
* * * i '
Mrs.   Harry   Gunn   litis     gone    to
Woodstock, (Int.. to visit her parents.
*' * *
Mrs.   Michie  and   Miss   Michie  arc
leaving this week for their new home
in Alberta.
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The Ladies' Society of the Cedar
Cottage Presbyterian Church are giving a chicken-pic supper on Monday
evening, the 11th, and invite, all their
friends. To those who have had a
previous opportunity of tasting the
culinary art of the Presbyterian ladies,
no second invitation will be necessary. A nominal charge of 35c, will
be made for tickets.
William Smith of Sloan's Grocery
store reported for duty at the soldiers' quarters at Hastings Tark last
Tuesday. Friends in this vicinity will
miss Billy's genial face as he trudged
along taking orders for groceries and
told jokes to keep the customers in
good humor.
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Save Our Coastwise
���Capt. Alex. G. Baillie, Port Hastings, C.B., is flooding Canada with
pamphlets urging that something be
done to build up a Canadian merchant
One of Capt. Baillie's recent pamphlets is of interest to all people living upon the seaboard, and the SATURDAY CHINOOK has great pleasure in herewith reproducing the Baillie
A Norwegian Steamer in Coastwise
Trade pays no duty���no taxes���takes
all its earnings to Norway���Here is
a mild case of what happens a Canadian who brings in a Foreign Vessel
in coastwise trade:���
Gross Discrimination
"A 150 ton schooner, one that had
been bought in the United States, the
'owner had to pay 25 per cent, duty
on her before he could get a Coasting
License between Canadian Ports to
bring a cargo of Coal���She got to
the loading pier in turn before a Norwegian Steamer of 3400 dead weight
capacity. The Steamer was given her
turn and loaded before the "Wooden
Schooner" ��� another Steamer had
come in in the meantime and again
given the turii before lhe Schooner.
The rif.st steamer sailed to Montreal,
discharged, and came back twice, or
in other words was given three loads
aggregating 10,000 tons while the
'little old wooden schooner' waited.
Even the Norwegian's captain declared it lo be a disgraceful shame.'
Is the Government of Canada not in
duty bound to appoint a commission
to investigate this case alone as well
as hundreds of others���we got the
owner���Schooner,   Coal   Port,  etc.
"Equal rights" for all���First come,
first served���Coasting schooners must
have their regular loading turn with
steamers, barges, ele. The Government of Canada must pass this law
with a Government inspector at every Coal port to see it enforced.
The two million Ions of coal carried up the St. Lawrence in Norwegian steamers, crews and grub, is pro-
tei'ted One million anil sixty thousand
dollars by a duty of 53 cents a ton
from all the world. (Because a few
tons of coal came into iln- Montreal
market front the United States a delegation of coal mine owners flew to
Ottawa trying to get the 53 cents duly increased���who said hogs?) Government Inspectors at every port in
Canada {Hot only inspector at a coal
port as seamen ask fori oil land and
sea to see the law enforced and that
no coal conies into Canada. Canadian
shipowners and seamen must gel that
same protection or enforcement of
the law.
Subsidize Coasting Vessels in coastwise trade, $4.00 a ton on their vessel
��� tonnage. The $17,000,000 in bounties
as well as protection paid the Steel
Companies would keep them going
for many years. The bounty paid on
steel rails was $6.00 a ton���Pig iron,
$1.00���"By Order in Council."
These same steel rails were carried
in Norwegian steamers to Prince Rupert, British Columbia, from Sydney,
Cape Breton (coastwise trade) port
to port trade, for Trans. Con. railway.
Coasting Canada including seamen
'over two hundred million dollars.
There should be an old age pension
for Canadian Master Mariners, Marine
Engineers and Seamen; based on
same lines as paid ex-cabinet midis'-
ters, rttired employees of the railway,
mail, customs, civil servants at Ottawa, etc., receive. The item of $45,-
000,000 and other amounts paid McKenzie and Mann of Canadian Northern, would pay these pensions for
many years, and it  would all bc  for
\\ iiiiiiiIi-iI IiiiMiiiin convalescing nt  Brighton, England
Cattle Rustling Goes On In Cariboo-
Farmers Have No Protection
Provincial Police Cost Hundreds of Thousands annually, bijt ran-,
chers are on same basis as victims of Government authorized
swindles���Former Premier Semlin's suggestion.
Following the publication of an article in these columns last week, calling attention to the fact that cattle
rustlers are given a free hand in the
Cariboo district, thc SATURDAY
CHINOOK is in receipt of a letter
on the subject from Hon. C. A. Seni-
lin, a former premier of British Columbia, whose ranch, The Dominion,
is located near Ashcroft.
"That the evil exists to an, alarming extent is known to all cattle men,"
writes Mr. Semlin. "I know of one
cattle  grower    who  claims  that    his
herd has been reduced from over 1200
to less than 900 in a few years���and
this in face of the fact that he has
branded more calves each year than
he has sold or killed beef, and that in
the time mentioned there were no
winter losses to speak of.
"There have been three convictions
in a few months," continues Mr. Semlin's letter, "and two' are now waiting
trial for cattle killing. What is needed
to try to better matters is an active
mounted policeman to be constantly
on the move and looking after the
Mr. Emerson Abernethy will shortly open a studio in Vancouver. Mr.
Abernethy is one of thc most talented  of  Canadian  vocalists.
lie was born in Oxford Count}*, Ontario, and for the past number of
years has studied in Europe.
Mr. Abernethy possesses a marvellous voice and will be a valuable addition to musical circles in Vancouver.
On Tuesday evening next, a convention of the prohibition workers of
the electoral division of Richmond,
will be held at the Municipal Hall,
Ways and means will he outlined
for the carrying out of the prohibition campaign in the riding, which is
made up of Lulu Island. Point Grey
and the west half of South Vancouver. Committees will be arranged
ami tlir machinery set in motion for
the successful carrying mi of the prohibition campaign in tin- particular
All I'lmse who are interested iu the
cause of prohibition are invited to
attend, particularly those who are pre-
parcd I" make some little sacrifice by
personally assisting in carrying
Special services will bc held Sunday
at the Westminster Church, with the
Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.
The revival services held every
night during the past week have been
Very well attended, and a very great
success. They will be carried on next
week al 8 o'clock. Rev. F. VV. Kerr
of Westminster and others will address the meetings. On Friday night
thc meetings will wind up with a social which is now being arranged fir
by thc young people of the church.
The Telephone Will
Save You Money
Figure it oul. If you have no telephone, what
does it cost you, in actual coin, to go to the store
when you want something? If you go down town,
several hours are taken up. Apart from the monetary consideration, by using your telephone you
would have more time for other household purposes.
If you want to get your friends over for an evening, you have either to travel or send letters.    Pos-
tage, envelopes and paper count up.
If you jot down little items of expense during a
month, you will probably find that they total to more
than the cost of a telephone.
The telephone actually pays for itself.
You will find it is not a luxury. On the contrary,
it is a necessity. The more you use it, the more you
will find it so.
We are Milk and Butter Specialists
A. Tominason, Mgr. Phone Bay. 1417
1935 -2nd AVE. WEST
A phone call will have prompt attention
��� n the
Rev. Mr. Litch announces 'a harvest
festival to be held on Sunday, consisting at a solo and twelve songs and recitations given by the children at the
harvest thanksgiving service, in the
Ruth  Morton  Memorial Church,
On  Sunday  morning the  c'hruch  is
to be  decorated  with  grains,  vegeta-1
bles, fruits and flowers.
The thanksgiving harvest festival'
service has been an interesting annual j
feature since the organization of the!
In the morning the pastor, Rev, J.
Willard Litch, will speak upon the
Garden of the Lord, and in the evening on the Beautiful and Bountiful
There is to be a violin solo by Mr.
Albert Gothamlcy, and special harvest
.music by the choir under the leadership of Mr. AlbertiWilliams,
Come and give thanks.
Cor, 30th Aveiyue and Main Street
Comfortable" Hall for oublic meeting!,  dances,   etc.,  to  Let
34 32nd Avenue
transportation purposes, same
Kenzie and Matin were paid these
amounts. Messrs. Mann and McKenzie used Norwegian steamers, crews
and grub lo carry coal up the St.
Lawrence. The Canadaian Pacific
Railway and the Grand Trunk did
A 'Canadian sea captain' sailed the
seas for over thirty years, then he secured a position ashore in Government service. After ten or eleven
years he retires and he is paid a pension of $25.00 a month as a seaman
he draws no pension as a Canadian
seaman he was not even allowed to
make a living in Canada, but was
compelled to leave his home, family
and home waters to make a living in
a foreign country; while at the same
time he paid towards keeping up the
institutions of this country, and foreigners, who do not contribute a farthing, are allowed more privileges
than he had.
The success attending the agitation
for the exclusion of foreign tonnage
(Sept. 20. 1907���January 13th, 1908)
was so complete, and waS secured so
swiftly, that it was one of tbe most
notable events in connection with
present legislation in Canada. . The
privileges enjoyed by several foreign
countries in Canada's Coastwise
Trade dated from 1873. and had been
confirmed by successive administrations for thirty-five years, although
it was repeatedly attacked in the
house and elsewhere by individual
members and shipowners, but without  result.    Powerful  corporative  in-
Mc- flueiices supported the continuation
of the coastwise privileges, and the
failure of all protests and remonstrances against a measure that was
slowly destroying home-owned coastwise tonnage, gave rise to a widespread impression that the foreign
coasting privileges was a matter of
Imperial treaty, and the loss of our
coastwise trade was one' of the penalties of empire to show how current
was this mistake about a treaty you
will see on the concluding page of
my Booklet, "The Coastwis-.- Trade
of Canada."
This victory won for Canadian seamen and shipowners, and which will
eventually lead to the establishment
of steel shipbuilding, was started and
led by Captain Lawrence Gerrior, and
thirteen other captains and sc> oner
owners���the press, and A. G. Baillie
to be backed up later by others. The
odds against the few unorganized
schooner captains was the coal, steel,
Norwegian combination and their
friends backed up by members af parliament, both Local and Dominion.
But had I been backed up financially
as I should have been since 1907,
there would be no "Order-in-Council"
in force today ��� and the coasting
schooners would have "etptal rights."
..P.S.���Canadian Seamen point out
the protection these three Corporations receive from the people, and
with shipowners, ask. only for ecpial
protection  from the people.���A. G. B.
'j Goes to your home for a dollar a year.
fl We are fighting John Barleycorn ��� playing a lone hand.
fl Papers which fight for John Barleycorn get paid for it.
fl There's little money in fighting for the right.
fl A dollar a year, then!   Mail it in to Mr. Murray, editor,
4601 Main Street, Vancouver.
Port Hastings, Cape Breton. SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1915
North West Trust Co., Ltd.
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In Multiples of $5,000  at  8  per cent, on
inside revenue producing business property.
Our client will only consider property  that
is now paying its way.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
Phone*. Seymour 9086
You often hear the fire gong sounding
the alarm, but some day it may
ring for
Have   you   taken   the    precaution    of
Insuring   Against
Loss by Fire
We write Fire Insurance in good
Board Companies.
IN continuation of our articles on this vital question, which, next to'
(he War, now fills the mind of the people of British Columbia.
we will in this issue proceed to deal with certain pleas urged by
"The   Trade" and Anti-Prohibitionists generally, against the enforcement of this greal moral and economic reform.
We have proven up to the hilt in previous articles that the enor- ]
mous gain to lhe people in life, health, happiness and well-being which j
would follow the cutting out from lhe national life cf the use of al-
r.oholic liquor as a beverage entirely submerges in the volume of its
immense national benefits any financial loss cr displacement of labor
resulting to those engaged in the traffic.   That the vested interests of |
the Trade in all countries are considerable is well understood.    We
can realise that from the latest report of the United Kingdom Alii-
ance just published.    The following table gives the consumption of
and expenditure on intoxicating liquor in the United Kingdom during the half year of 1914.
Dow Fraser Trust Co.
Amazing Prices
witcli  tlie  unrisual
. Provisions, Meat,
It  pays  liandsomi
offi I-.   I   Illrikt'   on   t',1'
etc., :is tile 1��ik difference between my prices
ami those you an' asked elsewhere will create
a substantial savii n in :, year. Vou'd be as-
tounded really, lio.w much you can actually
s.-ivi- at tin- rate I'm jelling -roods today.   And
iii.ml. I'm offering ore "I th<
they're pure and perfectly fn
supplies bought here ��;.il ci
1 can lulp you save yout i
out tbis week- -ni'! pteose s!
day  as   Monday's  n  holiday.
Vancouver   Milling   Co.    Flour,   19 Ib.   sack,
reg.   $l.(i.'.   Our   price     $135
Ogilvle'a, Royal Standard, 5 Roses and Purity',  reg-.  $l.'iit. Our price   S'-55
Salt.   Cooking,   50-lb.   sacks,   reg,   60c,   Our
price    *o=
Table  Salt,  reg.   sack,   Sc.  Hut   nnce    4c
ll.lbrouk Herring, rejr, 20c tin, Our pr. I2:j
Sardines, Kk Oscar, r��. ISc tin. Our t" 12'ic
Sardines, Brufiswlfck, rg. 5c tin, Our P'*- *c
Him- Label, Snider*! ami ITeinz's Catsup, reg.
.Ilk,  Our  pi-ice    2,c
I'uic Lard. reg. 20c. per It... Our price ..15c
limipiiuiiil   l.iinl.   reg,   f5c  lb..  Our price   12c
Hay's Beans, reg. 6c lb.. Our price   .5c
Rice, Tapioca ami Sai*i'. reg,  1 l'i-. lot   25c,
Our   1 rice   6   lbs.   for     25c
Prunes, m lb. box. reg. Sl.nn, Our I"' --75c
Fresh Cranberries, rep;. Ji'c lb.. Our pr. l2'/,c
Grapes, reg. 2 lb. for 25c. Our pr. .1 Ib. I"i 25c
Italian   Prunes,  reg.  lie crate.  Our price  75c
Swell   I'eachcs,   per   crate    ��5c
lint  House  Tomatoes,  reg.  35c  basket,  OUr
price    f5c
I'lcnic Hams, reg. 14c lb.. Our price 12'/.c
Hack   Hacon,   sugar  cured,   reg.   25c  Hi..   Our
price         21c
Dry   Salt    I'ork,   reg.   18c.   Our   puce   ..14c
Local   Fresh   Killed -Fowl,  lb.   ..20c   and   22c
Prime   Rib   Roast   Beef,   Ib.       J1
Loins   Pork,   lb !fc
Legs  Local   Lamb, lb |��
Legs   Local   Mutton.   Hi.       Z5C
Someone lost a bill in the store last Saturday.
It's here for  the loser.
.' 44     HASTINGS     STREET    WEST
The professor was very keen on the
correct use of the English language.
Bad grammar was to him a thing of
One day he sat looking out of his
study  window  at  the  gloomy  day.
"It looks like rain." he murmured
His friend thought he' had got him.
"What does?" he "asked.
But the professor was quite wide
"Water," he replied promptly.
Rev. J. Richmond Craig, the pastor
of the . Westminster Presbyterian
Church, has trodden stony paths since
his arrival some years ago in B. C.
Thc story is related to an incident
which occurred during Mr. Craig's
incutnbancy at Princeton, B. C.
Mr. Craig was holding services in
the Town Hall, ,'inil Sunday after Sunday he was faced with a very small
congregation. Princeton in those
(Uiys was not inclined strongly towards serious things and Mr. Craig
was a trifle down-hearted.
Jim Wright was at that time editor of the "Princeton Star," anil Mr.
Peck McSwain was superintendent of
the mechanical department. Mr. Craig
called  at  the  "Star"  office  one  day,
land told the editor.and Mr. McSwain
what his troubles were.
McSwain sal upon a stool setting
type, chewing tobacco and smoking a
cigarette. lie turned to Mr. Craig
and said, "Parson, you don't advertise, that is what is wrong." then Peck
told him bow he could" fill tlie church
every Sunday if he wished trough the
medium of the advertising columns
of the "Star."
Mr. Craig seized the suggestion.
Mc and McSwain drew up a wonderful advertisement thai week setting
forth the following Sunday the new
pastor would preach on Princeton's
peculiar people and tell them what
he knew and set forth the truth..    ���
The advertisement took up 'nearly
a page in the "Star." and was a highly sensational character. The paper
was issued, quite 'a sensation was
caused   through   the  Similkameeti.    ���
The following Sunday at both services the church was parked to the |
door, men being present wh" had nev-
jer darkened tbe door of a church in
| years���ami   Brother   Craig   was   sent
on   bis   way   lo   fame  anil   "iu-   of  the'
I leading ministers in li. C.
Beer   (barrels)   .
Spirits   (gallons 1
iVine    (gallons 1
$ 22,810,000
. $400,670,00(1
against this plea because it is non-existent. Since the manufacture
of absinthe was prohibited in Prance, owing to the necessities of the
war, the French distilleries have turned on to the manufacture of
commercial spirit, thus subst luting an article of value for one that was
sapping the morale of that great people to the dismay and alarm of
their best thinkers. "Necessity is lhe mother of invention." It is
more. It is'the spur to nobler conditions of life. Let Canadian
chink producers follow this good example and produce an article of
weal-lh in stead of ill-th.
A further argument of the anti-prohibitionist is that the closing'
cf the bars would displace labor and throw a number of men out of
employment into the bread-line. This argument might have our sympathy were we convinced of its sincerity. Our consideration has always gone out to the hired man in his helplessness under our present
chaotic condition of political economy. These men, however, need
not be displaced. If the saloon-keeper is alive to his own interests
and has the consideration he professes for his employees, he can easily
transform his alcoholic bar into one entirely inocuous, and continue
to provide social facilities for his customers, possibly not so remunerative but certainly more conducive to the best welfare of himself, his
customers, and his men. The provision of saloons of this order is one
of the constructive planks in the prohibition platform. The government is to be urged to facilitate their creation. Cn the general question, however, the greatest good to the greatest number must rule all
reforms. Every invention that has lifted mankind a step higher in
the ascent of progress has caused some primary dislocation of labor,
but ultimate readjustments have invariably increased its volume. The
vast increase in efficiency and the augmented purchasing power of the
"Really;  my  dear,"  the   clergyman
was saying to his wife after the firsl
run in bis newly-acquired motor car.
"1 had no idea that profanity was so
prevalent in this parish until I went
out driving myself in the 'motor car."
"Did you hear much ol" it, then,
while you  were driving?"
"Hear much of it?" repeated the
minister. "Why, everyone I hump into swears  frightfully."
Mr. and Mrs. George M. Murray
have moved their residence from .1936
Main Street to 355 Nineteenth Avenue  West,  South   Vancouver.
No. 2
Vancouver has the finest water of any city
in the Dominion 1
But even Vancouver's wonderfully pure water is not good enough for use in making
"SMAX" and "SUNLIGHT." without filtering!
In the center, above the mixers, is shown
Through this machine every drop of water
must pass, and in so doing is made practically  100 per cent.  PURE!
THEN���and ONLY THEN���is Canada's
FINEST WATER FIT to mix with Canada's
FINEST FLOUR in producing Canada's
From this point on, ACCURACY vies with
CLEANLINESS in the production of
"SMAX"   and   "SUNLIGHT."
After passing through the DOUBLE SIFTING process���which removes all "fluff" and
"lint"���the flour passes directly into the
"READ" DOUBLE ARM Mixers, shown in
the photograph.
In so ding, the flour is mechanically weighed in such a manner that ONLY THE EXACT AMOUNT CAN PASS into the mixer.
. At the same time, the FILTERED WATER also is WEIGHED���NOT measured���
by a machine and delivered' to the mixer. So
accurate is this WEIGHING process that
ONLY the exact proportion of water can
enter  into  the mixture.
Thus, you are assured of thc absolute UNIFORMITY   of  these  standard   brands.
"SMAX" and "SUNLIGHT" are DEPENDABLE BREADSI They are always
AT-THE-OVEN" waxed paper wrappers!
Read Instalment No. 3���NEXT WEEK!
Inspect Vancouver's Ideal Bakery, 60
Lansdowne  Ave.
Viri-or's Hours���Any Day���Any Hour���
Any Time.
Bakers of Better  Bread
From these figures it will be seen that the Bntish National Drink
Bill is $40,000,000 higher than in the corresponding (pre-war) half-
year in 1914, but that while there has been the large increase of at
least two and a hall million gallons of proof spirit, there has been a
decrease in beer of three million barrels, and in wine of one million
gallons. These figures must be very disquieting to all who have at
heart the Lest interests of the nation, and il is nol without significance
(hat from many quarters there comes a warning not: as to the prevalence of excessive drinking among women.
The position in Canada is much the same relative to her smaller
population. It is obvious to all that the vested interests in this soul-
destroying business have attained gigantic proportions. I he Trade
is fully alive to what they have at stake and will light on to the death
to save themselves from going down and out. Already they have
started to show cause why their nefarious traffic should not bc interfered with. They accuse prohibitionists of advocating confiscation, and appeal to the British sense of fairplay to at least couple our
Bill with provisions for compensation. This is undoubtedly a plausible plea. We propose to suppress an important industry! We take
the bread out of the mouths of a large class of saloon-keepers and
bar-tenders! We displace labor and swell the ranks of the unemployed and we propose to do this without compensation! The Drink
Trade thus have the effrontery to rank their business with the productive and life-giving industries of the nation and claim that as it has
been licensed and controlled by law it is therefore legitimate and
legal. What are the actual facts? The licensing authorities grant
licenses for one year only, and can without question refuse renewal.
Every saloon-keeper and bar-tender knows this and enters the trade
at his own risk. It is all a gamble. The people owe them no compensation for disturbance. From time immemorial and with ever-increasing enlightenment, the people have looked upon the drink traffic
as a menace to public welfare. By means of the licensing laws, which
have ever been tightening their grip on the Trade, the community
have endeavored to curb the evil from which they could not altogether
escape. The final step is now being taken to put it quite out of existence.
It is an impertinence to claim that a business whose product is
stunted lives, darkened homes and national inefficiency is to be classed with business and industries which go to the upbuilding of a strong
and worthy people. Another plea urged against prohibition is that
when enforced it will result in the entire loss of considerable capital
sunk in distilleries and breweries and a further serious loss of revenue
to the national exchequer from duties.   We need not stay to argue
people following prohibition will inevitably stimulate trade and increase employment.
It is alleged by financial interests that depreciation in the value
of property throughout the province will be serious if prohibition be
carred. We had recently the edifying spectacle of a number of gentlemen, mainly representing large trust and mortgage companies, interviewing the Government at Victoria and putting forward this view
of the case as a reason why a great moral and economic reform involving the deepest welfare of the people should be turned down.
This means that these financial interests are allied to the liquor
trade by mortgages, loans and exorbitant rents, which the)' fear will
be jeopardized when the inflated profits of liquor selling cease.    If
these companies have been gambling their shareholders' money in a
j precarious trade such as the liquor trade has always been, it is very
I bad business and merits no consideration.    If the capital of the Pro-
j vince is to be used for the degradation of the people the sooner such
j misdirection of money is stopped the better for all concerned.    The
proper investment of capital are in productive industries. If the money
invested by liquor sellers and their allies, the financiers, in this demoralizing trade were diverted into the development of our natural
resources this Province would become one of the richest in the world,
population would increase and employment would be steady and well
paid.   We should then be able to
'Look the whole world in the face,
For we owe not any man."
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The Winnipeg "Free Press" received the following letter some days ago
from a farmer who wrote on behalf
of all the farmers in his particular
community. The letter follows:
"To tin Editor of the 'Free Press,'
"Lemsford, Sash.. Sept. 7.
"Sir,���All the farmers at this point !
have received the Government notici I
as to seed grain, and we arc very much ,
alarmed about same. In fact, nobody 1
knows where they are at. |
"This district was hit very bad last
year and had a very poor crop in 1913.
Therefore the fanners were ill very
had shape this spring and nearly all
had to have assistance from the Government. Nearly every man doubled
his area in wheat at $1.50 a bushel;
now wheat is 74 cents here for No. 1
'The Government notices have upset
all credit business. Threshing is mostly done with gasoline, so if the fa*m-
ers have to pay on an average S500
each before they can pay anything on
threshing, where does the thresh-r
come In? As an instance of how the
thing is going, one man worth about
$12,000 in stock and land took two
Italian harvesters out to work for him.
When they beard about the Government notice they quit work, scared
they would get no pay. Another good
man was asked by a foreigner before
he would work for him, how much
he owed the Government?
"About 75 per cent of thc 1913 debts
are not paid owing to a poor crop
that-'year. To. think a farmer out- of
one crop can pay all. back to the Government arid all his other debts, including, -taices, for two. years, maclvn-
ery an^ doctors bills, is ridiculous. In
fact, if the Government insists, as the.
price of grain now ,js, coupled with
outstanding debts, there will be a big
percentage of farmers dished up tbis
fall. The district as a whole is so
tied up for- ready money, that when an
elevator man offers some men with
families a credit slip instead of cash,
so that the farmer can take home provisions, it is feared there will be some
cracked heads. The wholesalers only
recently extended credit to the merchants, and now they have closed
down again."
The "Free Press" comments as fol
,   "The matter of delay in threshing
"What I Did When I Was A Spy"
By  Lieut.-General  Sir Robert Baden Powell
The World Famous Founder of the Boy Scouts Tells of His Perilous Adventures in the English Secret
Service and the Extraordinary Methods by which He Sent Information Concerning Other Nations'
Fortresses  and   Other   Defenses to His Own Country
because of difficulty in securing gasoline is highly important. It would
seem tllat the men in this particular
district are 'between the devil and tlie
deep sea.' They cannot thresh for
want of gasoline or the money to buy-
it, and, as the writer of this letter reports, they cannot stack because the
laborers they would hire are afraid of
not receiving their wages. Then, 1-
gain, the matter of the wholesalers recalling the credit so recently extended to country merchant-: is another
phase of extreme importance.
"In thc districts which were burned
out last year, very ueculiar conditions
obtain. There was no feed for stock,
and while fodder was advanced for
the purpose of putting in the crop and
keeping the horses going during the
season, the price was too high to make
it possible for these districts to retain
their hogs or to do anything in thc
way of dairying; so that in the matter
of actual food for themselves and the
threshers they must cither get credit
now* from the local stores, or further
Government aid. With the Government coming in with a claim, even
supposing it is not more than $250 on
the first lot of wheat shipped, it will
be next door to impossible for any
man who has a Government mortgage
to obtain a dollar's worth of credit.
"In view of the fact that the Government has a claim which can come
in ahead of everything else, it was
surely to be expected that action
would be taken to avoid precipitating
anything like the present crisis; but
what has been done is on a par with
previous ill-advised action, an example in point being the placing of an
embargo on wool just as the clip
was ready to sell last spring. It is
highly probable that some-,adjustmcnt
will be made in the present case as it
was in the case of wool, but in the
meantime serious confusion and delay
has been occasioned where none was
necessary if a little thought and care
had been exercised.
"The ownership of wheat is at the
present moment an infinitely less rosy
proposition than it was depicted to
be in the bulletin "Patriotism and
Production," which had such wide
circulation last spring. A few business
principles and a little plain ordinary
common sense in the administration
of affairs from Ottawa would save
the people at least a great deal of
anxiety and a very considerable
amount of money."
General   Sir   Robert   Baden-Powell, |
the famous "I!. P." of the liriti>li army and founder of the "Hoy Scouts,"
has written a book revealing some of
his remarkable adventures and achievements as a spy.
He calls his book very frankly.
"My Adventures as a Spy." It is
evident tllat mosl of his exploits took
place in Germany, ftir that is the only country whose military secrets
England could have been very anxious
to learn.
General Baden-Powell made a great
reputation during the Boer War when
he defended the town of Mafeking
with a force of irregulars against a
superior body of Boers for nine
months and displayed more resourcefulness than any other British commander. He surprised everybody by
the tricks he played such as slipping
through the-Boer lines by night and
drawing the Boers into traps by means
of "fake" trenches.
After the war the general organized the "Boy Scout" movement,
which quickly spread to America and
all over the world. He taught the
boys of England how to spend their
playtime in a healthful and interesting way, while preparing themselves
to be useful to their country in time
of war. He taught them thc delights
of tracking, of making a secret trail, of
seeing in the dark, and all sorts of
tilings about wild animals and nature.
In short he taught them to be
good scouts. Thousands of English
boy scouts during the present war
have done splendid service watching
suspected spies, guarding railroads
bridges and doing other important
When a scout turns his attention
to a foreign country, he becomes a
"spy." That is what General Baden-
Powell lias been doing.
It is thrilling to hear this mature
and more or less dignified British
general tell how he sneaked past foreign sentries disguised in a German
hat and necktie, how be ran up ladders to avoid pursuing policemen, bow
he employed the trained scout's art
of keeping motionless and flattening
himself out to avoid detection . It
adds to thc thrill to remember that if
he had been caught thc general would
have got an indefinite term in prison.
When the general had penetrated
into a German fortress or al least
obtained a good view, he had to
sketch out his observations in such
a way that thc drawings could not
convict him if he were arrested.
Here is one simple method by
which the General concealed a careful drawing of a fortress. First of
all he sketched the plan of thc fortress in a straight-forward manner,
giving the strength and positions of
the various guns. In one figure
shown here these arc as follows: A.
Kaponiers with machine guns. B.
15 centimetre gun cupola. C 12 centimetre gun cupolas. D. Quick firing disappearing gun. E. Howitzer
cupolas.    F. Searchlight.
Having done this he would consider
the best method of concealing the
plan. In this case he decided to transform the sketch into one that looked
like a stained glass window. The picture would have all the appearance
of an ancient stained glass window
in a European church with a fantastic
coat of arms surmounted by a crest
and completed by a noble Latin motto and an open bible under it.
Certain of the decorations signify
the sizes and positions of the gttiis.
General Baden-Powell gives thc symbols with their meanings. These, iof
course, have a very definite meaning
to him when he gets back home safely and is able to work out the plan,
and they would be equally intelligible
to many other officers in his service,
It would not be wise to, use such a
peculiar design every time, especially
as it has really the outline of a fortification. More deceptive and ingenious sketches are therefore used by
the General. One- of these is a butterfly cleverly drawn which shows tlie
plans of a fortress to the person -who
can read the secret and marks both,
the position and power of the guns.
The marks on the wings between the
lines mean nothing, but those on the
lines show the nature and size of the
guns and can be read by the keys
which are left at home in England. '
The outer boundary of the fortress
is. represented by a very innocent
looking line drawn round the body
of the butterfly which could hardly
arouse the suspicion of anybody. The
guns are represented by spots on the
line on the wings outside this drawing   of   the   fortress,   but   their   real
position in the fortress is at thc spot
where the line ends inside the outline
already mentioned, The spots on the
line indicate, according to their size
and shape, fortress guns, field guns
and machine guns.
When taking this sketch the General was armed with a large butterfly net and had all the air of an ardent  entomologist.
Another clever way of sketching
fortifications is represented by the
piece of an ivy leaf. The veins on the
ivy leaf show the outline of the fort
as it is seen when one is looking west
while the point of the leaf indicates
the north. There are a number of
large patches on the leaf. Each of
these shows where a big gun is
mounted if a vein points to tbe patch.
It would be impossible for an investigator not in the secret to understand
the meaning of the plan, because there
arc so many patches in it that mean
nothing. The harmless looking shaded areas on the leaf, which seems so
natural, represent "dead ground" or
areas where an assailant of thc fortress would find shelter from fire.
Various smaller spots indicate machine guns.
In another case a curious picture
of a dula moth concealed the details
of an important fortification. In this
instance the General carefully sketched the notification first and then put
n frills to make it look like a moth.
The head represents a fort on a bill.
The eyes are two field guns. The
spot where a nose would be is a ma-
hine gun. The hairs around the
head arc wire entanglements. The
space between the legs is an enclosure for transport animals. The ends
of the forelegs arc each a machine
gun and the twig on which they rest
is a bridge.
"This sketch," says General Baden-
Powell, "was made giving all the
particulars that I wanted. I then decided to bury it in such a way that
it could not be recognized as a fortress plan if T were caught by the
military authorities. T finally decided
on the sketch of thc moth's head.
Underneath ill my notebook 1 wrote
the following words: 'Head of dula
ninth as seen through a magnifying
glass caught 19-5-12. Magnified a-!
bout six times the size of life.
(Meaning scale of six inches to the
Sir Robert has some interesting
notes on the uses of "freezing" when
being pursued! To "freeze" means
to become absolutely immovable
when close lo a pursuing object. If
one "freezes" well enough one can
escape the sharpest eyes. In one
story he tells how he examined a
new German dock yard and although
pursued by , two policemen, escaped
tinder their noses by "freezing."
"The knowledge of this fact came
in useful on one of my investigating
tours," he writes. "Inside a great
high wall lay a dockyard in which, it
was rumored, a new power bouse was
being erected, and possibly a dry
clock was in course of preparation. It
was early morning; thc gates were
just opened; the workmen were beginning to arrive, and several carts
of materials were waiting to come in.
Seizing the opportunity of the gates
being open, I gave a hurried glance
in, as any ordinary passer-by might
do. I was promptly ejected by the
policeman on duty in the lodge.
"I did not go far. My intention
was to get inside somehow and to see
what I could. I watched the first of
the carts go in, and noticed that the
policeman was busily engaged in
talking to the leading waggoner
while the second began to pass
through the gate. In a moment I
jumped alonside it on the side opposite to the janitor, and so passed in
and continued to walk with the vehicle as it turned to the right and
wound its way round the new building in course of construction.
"I then noticed another policeman,
ahead of me, and so I kept my position by the cart,, readapting its cover
in order to avoid him. Unfortunately,
in rounding the corner I was spied
by the first policeman, and he immediately began to shout to me.
I was deaf to his remarks
and walked on as unconcernedly as
a guilty being could until I placed
the corner of the new building between him and me. Then I fairly
hooked it along the back of the
building and rounded the far corner
of it. As I did so I saw out of the
tail of my eye that he was coming
full speed after me and was calling
policeman l*fo. 1 to his aid. I darted
like  a   re<|-shank   round    the    next
corner out of sight of both policemen,
and looked for a method of escape.
"The scaffolding of the new house
towered above me and a ladder led
upward onto it. L'p this I went like
a lamplighter keeping one eye on the
corner of the building lest I should
bc  followed.
"I was half way up when round the
comer came one of the policemen. I
al once 'froze.' 1 was about 15 feet
above sea-level and not 20 yards from
him. He stood undecided mith hi.s
legs fell apart, peeling from side to
side in every direction to see where
I had gone, very anxious and shifty.
I was equally anxious bill immovable.
"Presently he drew nearer to the
ladder, and, strangely enough, 1 felt
safer when he came below me, and
he passed almost under me, looking
in at the doorways of the unfinished
building. Then he doubtfully turned
and looked back at a shed behind
him, thinking 1 might have gone in
there, and finally started off, and ran
on round the next corner of the
building. The moment he disappeared I finished the rest of my run up
the ladder and safely reached thc
platform of tin- scaffolding.
"The workmen were not yet upon
the building, so I had the whole place
to myself. My first act was to look
for another ladder as a line of escape in case of being chased. It is
always well to have a back door to
your hiding place; that is one of the
essentials in scouting.
"Presently 1 found a short ladder
leading from my platform to the
stage below, but it did not go to tbe
ground. Peering quietly over the
scaffolding I saw my friend the policeman below, still at fault. I blessed
my stars that he was no tracker and
therefore bad not seen my footmarks
leading to the loot of the ladder.
"Then I proceeded to take notes of
my surroundings and to gather information. Judging from the design
of tin- building, its great chimneys,
etc., I was actually on the new power j
house. From my post 1 had an excellent view over the dockyard, and.
within 100 feet of me were the excavation works of the new dock whose
dimensions  1   could   easily  estimate.
"I whipped out my prismatic compass and quickly took the bearings
of two conspicuous points 011 the
neighboring hills, and so fixed the
position which could be marked on a
larger scale map for purposes of shelling the place if doited.
"Meantime my pursuer had' called
thc other policeman to him, and they
were in dose confabulation immediately below me, where I could watch
them through a crack between two
of the footboards. They had evidently come to the conclusion that 1 was
not in the power-house, as the interior was fully open to view, and
they had had a good look into it.
Their next step was to examine the
goods shed close by, which was evidently full of building lumber, etc.
"One nnn went into it while the
other remained outside on the line
tllat I should probably take for escaping, that is. between it and the
boundary wall leading to the gateway. By accident rather than by design he stood close to the foot of my
ladder, and this cut off my retreat
in that direction. While they were
thus busy they were leaving the gate
unguarded, and I thought it was too
good a chance to be missed, so, returning along the scaffolding until 1
reached the smaller ladder, I climbed
down this on to the lower story, and,
seeing no one about, I quickly
swarmed down one of the scaffolding
poles and landed safely on. the
ground close behind the big chimney
\>i the building.
"Here I was out of sight although
not far from the policeman guarding
the ladder; and, taking care to keep
the corner of the building between
us, I made my way round to the back
of the lodge and then slipped out of
the gate without being seen."
"Then penalty for spying in this
country was five years without the
option of a fine, or even a trial.'
The author proceeds to tell how
time and again he entered this particular fort, but that, elated by success, he went once too often, "thc
Emperor" happened to be there, and
with a great number of officers. Sir
Robert retired, but on his way back
arpused the suspicions of some staff
officers, but escaped arrest with his
usual cheerfulness and resourcefulness.
Editor  ClfiiSjilOK:
Sir.���Mr.  Springford,  the  treasure!
of   the   Municipality,   would   have   tin
ratepayers believe that all I stated it
my previous letter was untrue.   He 1-
well aware that the figures 1 gave an
extracts from reports of 1913 and 1914
The issue of Treasury Bills amount
ing to $ 1,674.178.44 the Clerk know-
is not in reports and he omits iu this
instance to give page where same maj
be  found.
He says 1 am personally interestei
in the Water Department; I wisl
more ratepayers were interested in it
if they bad been we would not havi
spent $l,Ol'3.()5(UX) for plant, and stil
have to buy water from the City. I
is a shame it should.be so. when othet
municipalities can get 60,000,000 gallons per day, and not cost the money
we have spent oil our system. I know
of ti city that after all charges and
expenses are met, water is supplied al
less than $12.0(1 per million gallons
We still pay $60.00 per million gallons to the city. Interested am I,
yes, and I say the present Council
made a mistake undertaking sewer
work before they had a proper and
paying water system, still putting the
cart before the horse..
It would have been good business t.
have fetched the 550 miners' inclie-
that is waiting for us at Seymour
Creek direct, then we would have
water for all time at the nett cost to
the Municipality, of the conveying ot
same, instead of paying the city their
own price, or go on. losing money
pumping same as at present.
Now we will only get a few blocks
of sewer work done, and have neither
a good walcr or sewer system.
Mr.   Springford  says   1   put  curreir
and   capital  accounts   together.    Thai
is not  true.    Here is thc capital revenue for 1913 and 1914 as taken front
the   reports,  also  a   statement   1   had
from Ihc Clerk last week. Balance unexpended Dec. 31, 1912, $7,239.47; advanced;   $55,141.44:   nett   cash     from
stock   3  and  4  $351,523.07.  making   1
total  of S423.903.9S.    The clerk in his
statement to mc says bc spent in 191.1
$63,801.50;   in   1914,  $106,792.05,  a  t  ���
tal   of   $170,594.45;   take   that   amount
from   income as above,  and  it   leav -
a balance of $253,409.53.   Thai is wh 1
I contend, that according t" the 1...,
ures   given   in   the   reports   would
liear   to   be   the   available   balance  it
stead  of  the $22,000.00 as  the  Cl<
say- al the end of 1914.
Clerk   Springford     may     boodwinl
the ratepayers snme of the time, but
he cannot do it all the time.    I do 11 '
wish to attack him or any other ptlbli
official.   116'r   burden     the     ratepay-i
with   any  mis-statements.      Thc   figures   1   gave were taken  from  his  re
ports  and  Statements.    True  facts  It
asks   !*"'.'.     I   make  bold  to  say  tha
neither of the last two annual report
or   audits   we   have   had   are   the   tru
facts, but a farce.
It is time the ratepayers got a lnov
on and see to it that we get the tnn
facts and not be led along with th
wool  over our eyes.���Yours truly.
545  53rd  Avenue  East.
Fun and Frolic
In one of thc little mountain town-
of the South a Chautauqua meetine
was held last summer for the firs'
time. Thc fact was advertised fo:
some distance round the town, but
the older negroes esypccially did not
understand what it was all about.
Across the frout of the little hotel of
the village was flung a yellow banner
bearing the one word, "Chautauqua."
Up to this hotel one day drove an qlfl
negro in a one-hor.se wagon containing a few vegetables, -which he hoped
to sell to the proprietor, as he had
done on former occasions. But when
he saw the banner with its ominous
word he was seized with fright and
would not go into the building, or
even get out of his wagon. When
the proprietor appeared, the old fellow inquired nervously, "Whut disease is you-all quarantined foh, boss?"
���   * *����� -
"I really believe Jack has a soft
place in his heart for me," declared
one young lady proudly.
"What makes you think that?"
snappily asked her rival.
"Why, thc dear boy says he is always thinking of me."
"That's nothing to go by," sneered
thc other.   "A man doesn't think with
his heart.    In all probability the soft
spot you mention is in his head."
* * *
Donald, thc boatman, had been
taking the minister, a total abstamer,
out fishing, and was asked on his return ii he'd had a good day.   "Na, na,"
���' 'i Donald.   "The mcan-speerit-
ed body had nae whusky, sae I took
him whaur there wis nae fish." rpfjRDAVf OCTOBER 9. 191S
For \\u: bi-neru of Hmaii consumers, commencing October I, we win
deliver -iaftf in i*IiikI<- f-jn-ks for tbe following prices:
Wflllnteton   Mim�� Nut Pea Slink
35c       25c 20c
People making their own delivery get �� rebate of five cenU per
KHi-k nn above price*.
It-   mi.kinj
m kkymoi it siitKi'.T i-HONi; sen mock -mo
Is Minister of Public Works i.. Manitoba but isn't puffed up
about it
The Memoirs o' a Holy Man
"Nature Testh"
and skilled
painless service
My "Nature Teeth" which are entirely different from ordinary
artificial teeth, because they are built into the mouth to match
Nature's own iu size and shape and exact tint���my skilled service and modern equipment���my absolute guarantee of painlessness, both during and following all dental work ��� these
���cost no more
than ordinary dentistry
Read these Prices
f�� .^T.ir.^:.���iusi vyM# s. HALL
Bridge  Work,  per tooth        5.00 Licentiate   Dental   Eurgsry
Cold   Fillings,   per tooth       2.00     ���    .   ,, Doctor Dental  Surgery
, .      Ir,,,, ��� ,,,      Member   Royal   College   Dental   Surgeons
5^����-5:E��:: �� 212 standard bank bldg.
I'ainless I'.xtraction, per tooth ..     .50 beymour lo/a
N/iih tales are made *������ pass the time,
Some in pt >se and ��� imi   in rhymi ;
Sotm   an      i new,
And - -ne have in them Utile inn-.
But the tali   1 am ;��� ling ti - tell.
Hut hit":.,  in        | bi fell,
And fari:  true I ratln
For Bomi  tl   t were j	
My heroe :-   >  cnuntry clown,
Not much acquaint  ivi' life in town;
made hin
h  a'   tin
l'g ain folk
- n iluck
R. CURRY, Prop.
THIRTY-SEVEN years ago a stout-hearted little band of people from Iceland made their way by cart and by foot from the
State of North Dakota into the wilderness ot Manitoba.    Not Just bred to spadi
one of these people knew the English language, and thev had not Could delvi       litch or build a dyke,
among them scarcely $150. Or hurl a barnm   ., its wheel
.....    , "t  ony stun chiel:
One little boy in this curious outfit���for the people of Manitoba A. ,,,,. ; . ...   ',���., i,m scanty
had never before sel eyes upon a native of Iceland���was named Tom. j V. t a- . i   ..,-. plenty.
The lad was of a large family.
Last week the boy Tom visited Vancouver.    H? is now Minis-  j
ter of Public Works in the Manitoba Government,    For seven years xh
he has been a member of the Provincial Legislature.    He is a leading        plai
member of the Manitoba bar, is widely interested in business affairs |A sti r
in Winnipeg.    In thc last election Tom's majority in Central Winnipeg was 4,243.    He led all the candidates in Manitoba,
Thomas H. Johnson is one of the big men of Western Canada.
He is the strongest man in Manitoba politics. He might have been
Prime Minister of Manitoba had he sought the office.
Tom Johnson remembers the days of small things and fresh from '
his triumphs in Manitoba he had been deputed to represent the Government at a conference on the Pacific Coast.    When he reached
Vancouver he did not put up at the Vancouver Club or the big hotel, i
No, Tom got into a jitney and drove to South Vancouver where he | ^
looked up the friend of his old dad and the counsellor of his boyhood,
j Mr. A. Fredrickson, grocer, at Twenty-sixth Avenue and Main St.
Tom was here for nearly a week and he spent the evenings of that
week by the fireside of Ami Fredrickson.
Mr. Johnson would give no interview to the newspapers; he
The historical, the n manti   and
Irai i tic  as  wi II  as  the  lit< -ar;.   .  i
all in    Bulwer-Lyti     i
[treat play, "R   hclieu."     ' II I  ������
ly do we have thc opp rtunit*  ��� f ��it-
.    '. .��� :   tl ���    .'. nrl s
ui the masti r dramatist!  ol our lan-
i    and i spi cially  one  that  com-
hini -    ter; lui   with exciting and
I ������ .    action;   action   so    ntense
lid seem at l mi s
tlmi si mel -drama ii it wen   not for
it-   - ���      toni      N     character  in
the hisl  ry of  France  lends  itself to
i   ���   ������
i; ������ r
1 i enlighten a   1
And keep them  from the black-faced
Wha winna bide within their kee]'.
But   wander   hi re  and  wander   tl
N'e'ef  heeding   lioly Tain  o'   Blair,
iv Tarn  forsook his  folly
il a life ne'er gude an' holy,
he end d iged high and low,
.ie! nt' my tale will show.
Ij   sj ni.  nae  matter   where,
s trudging inti i  Blair,
mi imei '. he  was struck,
his si uses and his pluck,
a  trance  like  Saul  of  Tarsus.
Now  h
And ii'
Wi in
But   la
As   he
(lrainn    - Lyttot
arc few actors (il ient
attempl this
cnunt  nf ti-   ���  ical  demands
the  great   test  plai   of at   ttel
durance     I'   ���   uld
in the minds of t'le ihea
lie ti-  ti -   n  ;'        ur
thorougl ly ai ������ tor,
this as his
pearanc. I tin -��� ison. T
ii i- well know thai befon
- in retired from tl : .ta^i to l
our city, lie was known a* t
classic actor, and Richelieu ���
firsl great role that brought !
tinction   and   established   his
District of
New Feed Store
With Complete Line of
Our stock will contain everything you need for successful
poultry raising
A trial will convince you that our  trade   is  built  up  by
Vernon Feed Co.
(Branch from Mount Pleasant)
Two Phones:   Fairmont 186 and 878
South Vancouver Branch: Phone Fraser 175
Lay  i
And saw some queer unearthly farce
But whether in heaven ur in hell,
Tarn tn this hour would never tell,
He waukened up regenerated,
And a' his former life he hated,
s he had been,
was  washed  sae
| tion. It
ny tragic
��� littles
( l'i.-.
Sit   ���'!
u  ma
tin- Vi
lillel   i ��� ,stiiilei
low  his  s -ni
he was
S;1 \ e
1 liy grace an
\ - i IV
to save  his 1
open wide : *
To  ;
tin-  siimi rs
-,   onl)  pleasti
again appear i
the first of a
cvin ;
is  "Richelieu,'
tre,  -ii   Thanl
- portals
!-'.\ ening, ' lct<
!in ml:-1
e who
,-i ars to
ij-s, and
ill give
��� Thca-
ii ti   ami
t  him-
; nae
mil fret  C
inverts thought it would 1"
Tlu-iiii-e, ThmikMglvliig  Afternoon mill   Evening,  Oi-oiIh-
Classified Advertising!
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, 48
Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C. -
Jeweller when you think of watch,
clock and jewellery repairs think
Appleby, 438 Richards St., hilf block
from Hastings. All mainsprings and
cleaning jobs guaranteed 12 months.
Jewelry, etc. A quiet, respectable,
reliable place to borrow money.
Old gold bought. Established 1905,
Star Loan Co., 812 Hastings West,
Stove away. We handle castings and
repair's to fit any stove or range.���
FRANKS, 44 Water Street.
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
Cut  supply your needs at right
(Right at Station)
made no official visits while here. He would not even be interviewed by the SATURDAY CHINCOK. So we had to get the story
from the lips of Mr. Fredrickson.
"I remember one time," said Mr. Fredrickson. "al home. I
was walking from a place on the Island to my father's house. It was s
a four-days' walk, and I was 13 years of age. It came along towards dark one day and I stopped at a farmer's house and asked for
lodgings. They were good to mc, put food before me and slaved
for the night.
"That was the house," said Mr. Fredrickson, "of Johnson's
father.   That was before Tom was born."
Mr. Fredrickson is not a great man to talk, so the SATURDAY CHINOOK plied him with questions.
Yes, they were very religious people. They had family worship that night.
No, the old man wasn't rich. Just a little farm. But a very
smart old man he was.
No, they weren't stylish people, but the best stock on the Island.
Proud and independent people.
The name of Tom Johnson's birthplace was Husavik.
"He went to school in Winnipeg," said Mr. Fredrickson. "His
father kept a rooming-house there for some years, later going into
the dairy business. Johnson had a hard row to hoe. Finally he became a school teacher and taught a school for three years near Glenboro, Manitoba. Between terms and after school he did farm work
and made enough that way to enable him to go to school in Minnesota and Chicago and Winnipeg."
Mr. Johnson is an eloquent debater, a fearless man and possesses enough geniality to make him a good politician. There is only one
way for Johnson, and that is the right way. Oftimes, in the old days,
in the fights in the Manitoba Legislature, he has brought Sir Rodmond Roblin to his knees. His fine sarcasm withered the Roblin-
Rogers supporters, as does the ashes from Mt. Hecla wither the crops
of the crofters roundabouts. He led in the fight for clean government in Winnipeg. Roblin cut out his old constituency, West Winnipeg���jerrymandered the city���and Johnson, who was thought to
be strong only among his own clansmen, went into Central Winnipeg
and took nearly all the votes which were cast.
Johnson is a prohibitionist, believes in direct legislation, universal
suffrage, clean politics. He is 43 years of age, stands over six .feet.
He is the kind of man who can "mingle with kings" yet not "lose the
common touch." With such men abroad in Western Canada, the
prairie people believe that the Liberal party of the Dominion should
not despair of finding, when the time comes, a successor to Wilfrid
An' fi r
But thc
To let him preach without reward,
So  they  lay  their  heids  thegither
And lent him lilunl withoot a swither,
Rich  and  i" or,  as  they   r'Hilil  spare
Some wee little, some we mare.
Tarn  sccin'  this was a'  their wishes,
Frankly  took  the loaves an'  fishes,
And thankfu' he was mure and more,
BIest.in his basket and his st ire;
He turned ;i  farmer in the end,
(",ar'il grace an' gear thegither  blend
An' ne'er forgnt tu say his prayers.
Among his worldly thoughts an' cares
Ever  true  t"  his  effectual   callin'
Tn keep  prayer meetin' at his  i-allin'
���\tiil ne'er lu  might of a' bc true.
Fi r Tain had never cause to rue,
Left   ere  he   joined  the  revival   faith,
Twail be a blessin' tu his death,
It lu-'il been wise anil managed weel,
1 !i   might ileiiul the very il-eil:
Bul Tan.  'ike niony mare forgot,
\tniil the grandeur o' his l"t.
To pay his debts as they cam due,
r hi- freen's began to rue
["hey   e'er   had  trusted   his   gabygasli
i* lu en sn lavish wi' iheir cash.
\;t  they  ran baith anc an' a.
Threatened the holy man  wi law
1 le got alarmed and promised fair
To meet  them al  the  cross  n'   Blair.
1   ha'i   a  lass, quo' he  wi' pride.
She'- resolved !" mak' my bride,
I hae lots o siller in command:
A-  mi,-n  ti-   1  get  her heart  an' hand
1'il pay ye a   wi' right gude will.
Tn  show   the  world  I'm  upright  still.
Hoping that God will aye protect tin
And by  his counsel aye direct me
Till  1  have run my earthly race.
A   faithful  witness  nf  his  grace,
They listened till they could nac longer,
And bit their tongues wi' perfect anger
Tu thing a godly man like Tarn
Should  turn   out  a  bastard  ram
Among the  Lords ain  chosen  thick.
Tae gar lhe world jeer an' muck:
They  wheeled  about  and   hame  they
Heedin' but little that he slid,
Resolved   henceforth   to   let   him   tin
His tether length in guilt an' sin.
A monument in life an' death
Of the backsliders broken  faith.
Now   this   was  just   what   Tarn   was
wait tin1
A' the time that he was cbantin',
An' cracked their thumbs ahint their
Damned  a'   their  preachin'  and  their
An neist say to complete the  farce-
He slinkit aff an' up thc Carsc,
But  where he gane nae man can tell.
He kens the secret best himsel.
So well he accomplished bis exit
Is like a mystery dark as nicht.
An' likely may now and for ever.
For Tain's  a dodger  cute  an'  clever.
Oh would ye pious mortals pause
Ere ye  disgrace  religion's  cause:
Take  here   a  lesson  an'   retract your
than   t
i nto.
��� >v. sng-
il- Ihc
-  impn
in "Ms
tig  vulgar
ire.   �� ell's.', with
���' ar   otiiv
linal, Th.   i
���"\\ innipef
a i. n Main Stri et, in ar the 1or-
lSth   \venue, -. at  will  find ; i
i.iti    t ij    factot y.     Hen    Van-
i iirkmcn an   I ti  -��� i -it liob-
rses and rocking In :-<- and thc
whole  falllil)   '-i w len  :   vs.     In  tlie
window \"ll will see Ml Tatisle.y
working with brush ami pastel, dc-
Icorating tin toys. With a few deft
touches "t his brush he makes an
eye, or an ear upon the hobby burses
and ,vith a few very light touches he
I places a saddle ami harness upon thc
wooden beasts. So clever is he with
the brush that he Cap make whole
garlands oi flowers on th little wooden toys. It is ti pleasure and an inspiration to watch the toytnakcrs at
work. They are fighting the Germans along a certain line, creating labor ior K. C. workmen, and gladdening the hearts of the children. Moreover, we were given to understand that
tbe business was prospering.
"Well, and how's business?" asked
a man who had-come into a restaurant.
Tbe question was addressed to the
proprietor, lie turned round, and a
look of recognition spread over his
"Hello, Sam. old boy! How arc
you?    Business is fine, thanks."
The next few minutes were occupied in the usual inquiries that follow
a long deferred meeting.
The visitor commenced to leave.
"Come over one day," shouted the
proprietor, as he was leaving the
shop, "and we'll go out and have dinner somewhere."
On moderation seek the sinner's weal,
The firey zealot is the foe of heaven
And only curses kind blessings/g'.ven.
���r. Thompson: *
South Vancouver Citizen's Club
Members discuss the pipe contract  and  graft  charges ��� Genera!
opinion seemed to be that ccuncil endeavored to safeguard interests of municipality.
"Can  any   member  tell    me    why
S'ltith Vancouver people seem t'i prefer   to   hear   misleading   accounts   of
any public  transaction  rather  titan a
true sftiteiiient nf fact?"'asked President  J'ities     nn  taking the  chair  this
week.    "I  have attended a good few
meetings during the past two years,"]
he continued, "and my impression is
that the people would rather hear their!
representatives denounced as grafters,
than to have it proved that they are.|
honestly striving ti) serve the municipality tn the best of their ability."      !
Citideu Mackenzie: You are nut the
only person who has arrived at the
same conclusion^ Take last Friday's
meeting at Kalenberg Hall as a case
in point. The people listened quietly
to Reeve Gold's statements with reference tu the proposed pipe contract
and other mailers, and apaprently believed that the reeve was telling the
truth. Nu one can find fault with
��� hem for that; but when Councillor
Welsh asked in a perfectly proper
manner to be allowed the privilege of
the platform to reply to "the deliberate mis-stateiuen'ts" of the reeve, instead nl allowihrr him an opportunity
tn reply, thc audience refused to listen and cried "Throw him nut." That
proved conclusively to my mind that
the audience did not wish to get at
the truth of the matter, but preferred
tn have their imagination tickled by
tRccve Gold's insinuations.
Citizen Rnbinsoti: Unfortunately
that is true. Our president asks why
it should be so. 1 do not know. The
only explanation I can offer is that
the people love darbpess rather than
light, as was the case many thousands
of years ago. I do not know how else
it can be explained.
Citizen O'Brian: But may it nut be
that Reeve Gold is right and that
there was graft in connection with the
pipe contract?
Citizen Robinson: No, 1 do not
think ynu can even suppose that. For
this reason: I am convinced from m-
formatioti I have been able to gather
that Reeve Gold was just as much in j
favor of the pipe contract as any other
member of the council, sn that if
there was any graft connected with!
it he was as much a party as anyone |
else. The contract was let on Friday, I
September 10, and the first time the \
councillors thought of giving the Pacific Lock Joint Pipe Company a
chance to tender was on the previous
day. Prior to Thursday, September
9. I doubt if some of the councillors
had ever heard of the company. They
met Mr. Compie, the representative of
the firm, on Thursday for the first
time ill open meeting, when it was
practically resolved to give his firm
the contract. Now, it stands to reason that tin contractor is going to be
fool enough to offer graft tu councillors he has never met before, ill an
open meeting in the presence of ratepayers and press. Yet, if we .'ire to
believe Reeve Gold's installations,
that is what happened. The idea is
absurd, and if the people were not sn
ready to listen to charges oi graft,
itid to believe the worst of their representatives, instead of the best, the
absurdity of the reeve's charges would
be apparent.
Citizen O'Bfjan: Ynu say Reeve
Gold was as much in favor of the contract as other councillors, What
proof have you of that?
Citizen Robinson: I do not know
that th information I have can correctly be termed "proof," but I think
it should be sufficient to convince any
judge and jury. It is a fact, which
Reeve Gold does not dispute, that on
*��� Genuine South Wellington ���
* Eat ��
THIS is the ruel that has won
the conridence of the Vancouver housewives, because it has
proved its merits.
���ii��  greater beat PRICES
���It*   lewM  waste |',.��
���It*   arenolne   economy      $4.00
Diether    service   and r en
Dlether weight are synonymous   with   prompt- *-u����P
Hess  and  generosity 6.50
Friday, September 10, as also on the
Thursday previous when the sewerage committee recommended the acceptance of the Pacific Lock Joint
Pipe Cnnipaiiy's tender, Reeve Gold
offered no objection; but, on the contrary, it is established that at his suggestion the clerk wrote on the resolution which was passed awarding the
contract. "Work to commence on
Wednesday next," a few days earlier
than-the contractor had intended. I
know that Reeve Gold denies that this
was dune at his suggestion, but from
the evidence}, only two conclusions
can be arriV&l at���that Reeve Gold
gave the instructions to commence
wnrk on Wednesday and that he has
since suffered from a severe lapse of
memory,  nr well,  draw  your  own
Citizen O'Brian: But the reeve says
thc reason he did not object was because six councillors were in favor uf
the contract.
Citizen Robinson: Since when has
Reeve Gold bowed to the will of a
majority of the council? "Not seven
nor seventy councillors can rule me"
the reeve has said on more than one
occasion, and I think it can be proved
beyond a shadow of a doubt that he
has never failed to ask that his objection bc recorded whenever he has disapproved of any action of the council;
In this pipe contract Reeve Gold did
not disapprove until his friend, Capt.
Copp, rang him up'on the telephone
on the Monday morning following
September 10 asking why Mr. II. J.
Petersen1 had not been yiven a chance
to tender on the contract. Then
Reeve Gold apparently suddenly remembered that clause in his election
platform in which he promised that
in all cases where contracts were let
tenders should be called for���and the
game was on.
Citizen O'Brian: I am inclined to
think you are right; but what is your
opinion about the contract?
Citizen Robinson: I think the council did the best in the Circumstances.
There is no doubt that if action had
been taken earlier in the year the day
labor proposition would have been given more consideration and the engineer would have been instructed to
carry out a few experiments in pipe
making. Hut, in view of the information laid before the council by the
engineer and Councillor Allen, chairman of the sewerage committee, with
reference to difficulty ill obtaining
satisfactory forms, the council had
little or no choice but to award a
contract t" some firm with a reputation for making the right class of
pipes. Now. it is a fact which is not
disputed, that the Mr. Petersen on
whose behalf Capt. Copp interfered,
admitted in open council that he hud
only inadc 1,900 feel of pipe and that
his forms had slightly warped. The
engineer had previously told the council that some forms were su badly
warped that the pipes had to be separated with a crowbar and a jack. And
none of the other local firms who
tendered, with the exception of the
Victoria firm, had any plant for making pipes. In fact they were in exactly the same position as the council,
and the councillors said they would
prefer to make an experiment in pipe
making themselves, under the supervision of the engineer, rather than
give a contract to a firm who would
have to experiment in the same way.
Citizen Browne: How did the prices of the Pacific Lock Joint Pipe
Company compare with the prices
quoted by the engineer for making the
pipes by day labor?
Citizen Robinson: The engineer's
prices were slightly less than the con
tractor's prices; but, as explained to
the council, the engineer's prices were
approximate only and he could not
guarantee that satisfactory pipes
could be made for the prices quoted.
He showed that the number of break
ages would govern the price and as
pipe making was an experiment which
no other municipality or city had attempted, there was no data available
as to the cost or probable number of
breakages, and he reminded the council that when making the big pipes
every broken pipe would increase the
cost considerably.
Citizen Browne: So that under the
circumstances you contend the council was fully justified in awarding the
contract to the Pacific Lock Joint
Pipe Company.
Citizen Robinson: Absolutely; if the
council wished to safeguard the interests of the municipality they had
no other choice.
As the members wished to attend
the meeting of the council on Wednesday, the debate was adjourned
early in the evening.
August test shows up fairly well
Vancouver milk supply continues to
be of a very fair standard.    The following report of ihe    bacteriologist,
whose duty it is tu test all samples
of milk sold in the streets of Vancouver, is as follows fur lhe month, of
Imperial   (under)     5.0C0
Pioneer     5.000
Queen's  Own    5.000
Armishaw     lO.IX.'Oi
Beaconsfield    15.0C0
Turner's    25.101
Pure   Milk    25.0C0
Island     40.000
Smith   Vancouver    49.CCH
Standard     235.CO0
Theatrical Notes
Announcement   has   been   ni^i!.     .;
the opening at S46  Howe Slreet, adjoining the  Grosvenor  Hotel, uf the
Grosveiinr 'Dancing   Academy,   mulct |
the direction of Miss  H.  Westlcy.
Classes have been arranged for tin I
winter as follows: ���
Adult beginners class cvery Monday'
Pantages Theatre
Headlining lhe bill al lhe new Pantages,  opening  with  the  matinee  on
Monday, will be  Hardeen, known aa
the king of the handcuffs anil jail-
breakers. Hardeen is declared to be
a marvel of cleverness in freeing him
self from handcuffs, straight jackets
ankle irons, locked trunks, as well ai
liberating himself when placed in the
most modern jails.
For the special added feature of the
week Manager Graham has arranged
[or lhe first appearance in Vancouver
ol" Irene West's Royal Hawaiian Sextet, singers, instrumentalists and dancers, who come here direct from an
all summer's engagement at the New
York Winter Garden,
Mabel Johnson, the clever ventriloquist, in another act that gives prom-
ist ul abundant entertainment.
Alexander Patty and company, "thc
Upside-down genius." will also be
aiming those present, as will the
Longworths, in a bit of melody and
mirth. The Minstrel Trio, blackface
comedians  and   singers,   is   listed  as
'Yes, I saw Chawlie Chippendale
at the front."
"Guild old Chawlie. I suppose he
was waving his sword in the sunlight
and   shouting,   'Come   nn.   lads,   entile
on I'"
"Well. no. he wasn't He was
waving a spade ami yelling. 'Dig, you
Tommies, dig.'"
"How are your two children gelling
along?" asked one neighbor of another. "I haven't seen them for quite
a lung time."
"Pretty well, thank ynu." replied
the other; "but they are rather a
worry tn me."
"How is that?"
"Well, you see, they attend school
for forty weeks, and spend another
ten weeks in holidays, visit camps,
etc. That leaves two whole weeks in
which I'm sure I don't knuw what tn
dn with them."
ThnnkMicfvlnft   Afternoon   and
KvenlnK.   Hominy, 0��-l.   I Ith
Under the Auspices and  Patron-
afie  of  the
University Women's Club
<H. \. Shiiw, B.A.)
In   Huiwer-Ijytton'H  Famous  Ho-
manllc   Drama,
lOxcellent  .Support.  Special   Seun-
ery.     Heautlful   CoHtumea.
Box  Seat*. f-f.oOr Orchcatra   and
Balcony,   ftOr.     Unllery,   25c,
Matinee, 2.1B. Evening;, 8,16
"The House of Happiness"
E.  D.  Graham,  Resident  Manager
Phone Seymour 3406
Hardeen, King of
the Handcuffs
Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20,   9.13
Admission���Matinees,     15c;    nights
15c and 25c; boxes, 50c.
NIGHT  15c
"This is top had," shouted the cus-
tuiner uf Feedwc-ll's restaurant. ''Every day I enme in here ynu charge
me a little more than lhe day hefnfe."
"Well, sir," replied the proprietor,
soothingly. "You must surely know
that meat has gope up in price,"
"M'yes," grudgingly admitted the
diner, "but surely tllat doesn't accuunt
fur the smallness of the portions uf
steak I  receive."
"That is easily explained, sir. Heef
is much more scarce now, you knuw."
.ioio itonrr.irrs and his iian.io
n.-i>iiiK ii Ni'cond wpek'M riiniini-mi-nt nt the Columlilu i'lii-nin- next  week
evening tit 8.30, commencing October
Private adult class every Friday evening at nine, commencing October
Weekly informal dances every Friday evening from nine to twelve, sca-
son commencing October 15, and a
boys' and girls' class cvery Saturday
afternoon at 2.30, commencing October 16.
Private lessons may bc had by appointment.
The Grosvenor Dancing Academy
has for Principal. Miss 11. Westley;
Secretary, Miss A. Hall. Two refined
and cultured ladies who are
known throughout Vancouver,
A   series  nf   weekly   Friday
dances   will  begin  this  season,
mencing the 15th of October.
another  attraction   promising
' : ' ;i:''|,:: :' :'' :-',������ '���'.'':'. ���   : ��� '���': .'   ���    ��� ���..;.::-'. '���:' :.::.^.-.
j Pure Milk Dairy Company ��
We are still doing business in the same UP-TO-DATE way
and in the same place.
12 QUARTS FOR $1.00
The Pioneer Dairy of the City Samuel Garvin, Proprietor
Office: 522 Broadway East Factory: 515 Tenth Ave. East
Phone Fairmont 272
;: :;:: ::.!    .. -      .'.: ���;....:,:.   ;    ,:.,; ;.: : ; ��� ��� ^..;: :;i:;:;;/.,. ,1 /
Vancouver Creamery Butter
Made under scientific conditions in a clean dairy where only
pure sweet cream and ingredients are used, and where every
caution is taken to guard against impurities. You'll enjoy
to its quality it has a rich, natural butter flavor. Try a pound
Columbia Theatre
Manager Gillis has an extra big
show bonked ill fur next week. Heading the new array uf talent will be
Hyland, Grant arid llyland. in a
bright comedy, singing, acrobatic and
musical act. This clever trio have a
.'whirlwind brass band finish. Other
'act*! on the programme are Joe Ro-
bers and his banjo (second week's
engagement); Raschetta and Sylvester, comedy acrobats, featuring walking on the head; Jose McDonnell,
singing and dancing violinist, and the
Harris Urns., who arc without a
doubt une nf the greatest dancing acts
ever seen in Vancouver, Three first
run movies will complete this popular
Special anniversary services in St.
David's Presbyterian Church next
Morning service: Sacrament of the
Lord's Supper, when it is desired that
all communicant members be present,
; At the evening service, Rev. J. S.
Henderson, provincial secretary of the
Social Service Council, will be special
anniversary preacher.
Special music by the choir under
Mr. Emerson Abernethy, soloist.
. Monday evening, thanksgiving night
a congregational social will be held
with an informal programme and special humorous addresses by Rev. J.
S. Henderson and others.
Refreshments will be served by the
ladies  of the congregation.
No admission and welcome.
Last week's "Penticton Herald" tells
us that:
"At its meeting on Saturday night
the Council passed the following rflo-
tion: ,       ���
'That the Board uf Police Commissioners be informed that the Council
deems the police force should not
consist of less than one man, other
than the Chief.' "
We quite agree with the" Council,
a police force of less than one man is
certainly not a really efficient force.
���Kelowna Courier.
Champion & White j
Best South Wellington Coal      {
Lump $6.��o       Nut $5.��o |
PHONE 9570 1083 MAIN STREET    fi
Friday and
Saturday Specials
Sugar ��� IS-lb. large sack
Sugar; reg. $1.45; with
other $1.2*5
Tea���Our     special       blend
Victor;    rotf.    40c.   SlaOO
tea;   3  lbs.  for..  w
Tlolled    Oats ��� 7-lb.      sack
fresh  milled; 30ft
reg.   45c.   for
Haras and Itacon��� Swift's
mild-cured, whole or half;
reg.   26c.     - 1M
���for    . .*	
Swift's sugar cured, 2Stt
sliced    . . .	
Flour���491b. sack No. 1
Manitoba Hard Wheat
'���"lour; reg. $2.00; no better
bread  flour, Cl ttA
Butter���Our special' Etlge-
wood brand; none better
in city;  reg. 40c.  ��1  AA
j  lbs.  for     SJ������WV
Apples���Large boxes finest
eating and cooking apples;
reg.   $1.50, M4
for         *~T
salmon���500 dojen fresli
pack Sockcye; 1S4
reg.   25c.   tin   for..    **��T
?���a���rdl"es���Fr��li received,
J 00 doi.j jeg. 10c 9M A
tin, fi for        ***
ft?? I? ��*"*''}' ��leet��a
fresh ranch; reg. 40c; 3
dozen ���
Potatoes ��� Ashcroft's 100-
Lfck 9Sc.-Chcn.inus,
lOO-lb, sack-, 65c: CH>
locals, 1001b. sac(t *"
Brooms:��� Made .from selected     corn���60c      brooms
<<�����-: '" '���    3f|4
45c. Jirooms ,.'' ....    ���*"���>
Sheridan was one day annoyed by
a fellow member of the House of
Commons who kept crying out, 'Hear,
hear.' During the debate he took occasion to describe a . political opponent. "Where," lie exclaimed, with
great emphasis, "where shall we find
a more foolish knave or a more knavish fool than he?" "Hear, hear,"
shouted the troublesome member.
Sheridan turned round, and thanking
him  for  the  prompt  information,  sat
Canada's foreign borrowing in the
past twenty years amounts to $3,000,-
000,000. The interest On this will
reach $150,000,000 per annum. During the past eight months Canada has
borrowed $150,000,000 in New York.
Would it not.be good business to sell
some of our grain to the Americans,
or is it better to go oh borrwing and
refuse to trade in farm products with
down amid a general roar of laugh-lour neighbors? asks the "Winnipeg
ter. Tribune."
Molasses 15c
1-cls  Naptha   (carton)    75c
Extracts     15c
String    Iteans     2   for   25c
Green   Peas 2   for   25c
Waffle   Syrup   (gals.)    *1.40
fl.   C.   Milk    10c
Vinegar    .    15c
Asparagus 35c
Wa Wa Sauce   25c
Rice   Tlour    .' 10c
Castile   Soap   (pun)    35c
Pearlinc      30c
Raking  Soda    10c
r.ingcr   Snaps     10c
Pickles   (sour)   .- 30c
Rice     4   for   25c
Jam      75c
Pickles    (Libby's)     35c
Old Thyme Maple Syrup
(pints)     35c
Spices      10c
Blacking (Just oul)    10c
Crisco* (tin)   ,.' ��� 35c
Kinprred    Herring     20c
Herring,  Salt   (new  pack,
100)      75c
Peanut    Butter     25c
Icing  Sugar    10c
Victoria   Cross   Tea    45c
3 for'25c"
3 for 25c
3 for 25c
3 for 25c
3 for 25c
3 for 25c
4 for 25c
2 for 45c
3 for 2Sc
3 for 25c
7 for 25c
4 for 25c
4 for 25c
3 for 25c
3 for 95c
i- .*"'.:
: Credit*
Coffee   (fresh   ground)    40c
}'��<-��roni    2 for 25c
Java   Syrup   (5-lb.   tins).    .1356'
Oatmeal   Toile) . Soap  JSc-1
, roilet   Paper 4   for  25c
Spaghetti   Verniicelli   .2  for  25c
Salt   (table)    ..'.'. *   toe lie
Prunes 2 for. 25c
7.?'"��"    3   for  ,25c'
Old   Dutch    J. :;;:10c
Lobsters   (Loggie's)  35c
Libby's   Shrimps      15c
Clams,   (tin)     '...'20c
Catoliup       -. 20c
Heinz   Catchup     ;35i
Van   Camp's   Reaus    .-15c
Cherries   (gals.)     :.'. .45c
Dustbane     4Scl
Cocoa,    bulk     ', ;30c
Corn   Flakes   (Kellop's)   . ...10c
Starch    ..,..;  10c
' Hog   Biscuits    30c
Cocoanut ' (shredded)     .30c
Snap   (hand   cleaner)     15c
Polishine  |0c
Tteans   (brown)    .- 3   for  25c
Crabapple   Telly    20c
Olives.   Libby'o   (5  on.)    lie
Olives.   I.ibbv's   (R  oz.)    20c
Olives,   l.ibby"s   (10  or.)   ...JSc
.    25c
3 for 25c
2 for 55c
6 for 25c
'3 for 25c
6 for 25c
4 for 25c
4 for 25c
3 for 25c
2 for 25C ,
2 for 25c
2 for 25o
3 fi-r 25c
3 for 25c
2 For 25c
4 for 25c
5 for 25c
Sl'C.AR SPKCIAL���18-lb. sack pure cane Sugar for $1.25.
3 lbs. of our Victor Tea or Coffee  	
If purchased with    ftla0O


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