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Vol. V, No. 30���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
Mr. C A. Abraham
���CfEW newspaper men in Canada are more widely-known
/. or more highly esteemed than Mr. C. A. Abraham.
whose name this week appears at the head of the editorial
���column of the SUN.
If Mr. Abraham was years ago associated with the late
Andrew Pattullo in the Woodstock SENTINEL - REVIEW. Me vvas business manager of the SENTINEL-
REVIEW at about the same time that another Pattullo,
the present member for Prince Rupert, who will likely hold
office in the Brewster Cabinet, was pegging away as editor
Of.tlie Gait REPORTER.
fl Since those clays Mr. Abraham has been associated with
newspaper work in Montreal and Winnipeg.     He   is  a
shrewd, progressive business man, under whose direction
the SUN should sail ahead.
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Give Returned Soldiers a Chance
/l\E notice in Vancouver a number of recruiting officers
who are of advanced age and who do very little for
the money they receive. Jn some cases these men will never
be taken to the front. Meanwhile returned soldiers who
might handle such work with ease arc passed up, We have
heard of men who have joined the colors for the purpose
of taking advantage of the law which says that while they
are under arms they are free from collectors and sheriff's
The Censor of the Movies Given Wide Powers
f~V\'K of the dying acts of the Ilowser Government was to
put upon the statute books an act which vests in the
censor of motion pictures power of life and death over the
industry in llritish Columbia.
if This one individual is. by the act. empowered to cut,
slash and disapprove of any film brought into the country
to be exhibited.
fl  lie is made the custodian of the morals of the people.
|j  Ile is given power to condemn any or all picture houses.
H   Ile is policeman, inspector, critic, show and audience.
T Surely this act will he struck out and such legislation introduced as to permit of some sort of reason in regulating
of the motion picture industry.
fl Under the present system, if an election is far off, the
censor becomes very severe aud autocratic, putting the picture exhibitors to great expense and annoyance. '
' With the approach of a political contest, however, the
censor relaxed and many pictures were displayed in Vancouver just previous to the last election which would not
ordinarily have been passed.
fl The thousands who attend the movies daily should be
given some right to select their pictures. If there is need of
rigid censorship, let a competent Board of Censors be appointed.   Away with Bowserism.
Reform is Spreading ��� ���' ���
{~V'R own Peter Annancc plugged votes, w��6 caught and
sent to jail.
fl A man steals three, sacks of coal, was caught aud fined.
fl Tom Kelly, the contractor who yielded campaign funds
to Rogers and Roblin in Winnipeg, was caught and jailed.
fl This is a good start; but how about the higher-ups?
Bob Rogers and Old Man Kelly
tjf>'N Manitoba the Rogers political gang got their loot
chiefly from the pockets of contractors doing business
with the government.
fl It was to provide money for the gang that Rogers
brought forth the idea of building the new parliament
fl Thomas Kelly vvas the contractor who got most of the
work on the new houses of parliament,
fl Kelly was compelled by the higher-ups, one of whom was
Rogers, to pad out his figures so as to allow loaves and
fishes for thc grafters.
fl Kelly did so.
fl Now Kelly is-in jail���sentence, two and a half years.
fl But Rogers is at large.   He is in the seats of the mighty.
He is Minister of the Interior in the Cabinet of Sir Robert
fl The day the old Irishman, Thomas Kelly, was sent down
by the judge, and at that hour, Rogers, guest of honor at
a Canadian Club banquet at Montreal, was making a high-
sounding speech urging Canadians to "do their duty by the
Empire," to "look at little Belgium," live up to "the high
! ^ Uandards of citizenship." and otherwise conduct themselves along noble lines.
fl If the politician had been clapped into jail with the contractor, greater justice would have been meted out.
fl Thomas Kelly will be branded with the name convict,
while Rogers will likely come out of.politics with a splashy
title to his name.
fl Kelly, whose crime was that he yielded to the extortions
which Rogers and his gang practised on all contractors
doing business with the Roblin Government, will likely die
in iail; Rogers is allowed freedom to further debauch the
public life of the Dotpinion of Canada,
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'Willjam Jennings Bryari-' *    '*
tf~\0\\ that the smoke and dust have cleared awav in the
United States, we find lhat the figure of William Jennings Bryan looms up bigger than ever.
fl It was the west that did the trick for Wilson. Xo longer
does tbe balance of power rest with Xew York State. And
the man who is given much of the credit for the awakening
of lhe west to democracy is Mr. William Jennings Bryan.
fl His resignation from the Wilson Cabinet as Secretary cl
State when he couldn't agree with his leader, brought upon
him thc scorn of a large sec ion of the American press ol
both parties.
fl Bryan says that the next Presidential election will be a
fight for total prohibition iu the L'nited States. Though
he has been thc object of the sneers and tlie curses alternately of the biggest interests in the l*. S.. this marvellous
man.seems to stand up under it all and his friends believe
that he vvill be the successor to Woodrow Wilson in the
fl "HEARST'S NEWSPAPERS have been barred from
Canada." says R. L. Richardson, of the Winnipeg TRT-
BUNE, "and there are many Americans who wouldn't
mind seeing them barred from the I'. S."
fl PEOPLE SEEM TO be unduly wrought up over the
selection of the new Liberal cabinet. 1 understand that
Premier Brewster vvill have an absolutely free hand in the
selection of his advisers. It seems to me that the people
who are doing so much talking anil speculating over what
Brewster is planning to do. are more deeply concerned in
the developments likely to take place during the next
mouth or so in Victoria than the average good citizen who
has only the country's interests at heart.
% I HAVE LATELY heard considerable knifing of Honest Tolm Oliver. I predict that long after many of Honest
John's enemies, some of whom are today stout champions
of Liberalism, are hack at the Conservative patronage
trough, his name will continue before tlie public of British
Columbia without any blemishes upon it.
fl OLIYER IS UNDOUBTEDLY a pillar of strength to
the Liberal party. Hi.s is a wonderful mind, and I believe
tliat no government can pull off crooked work in British
Columbia and get away with it so long as John Oliver has
his health and strength.
fl HE HAS BEEX" to the front for nearly a generation.
He unearthed the Columbia and Western frauds, the Kaian
Tsland frauds, the land frauds of the McBride Government, and the whole chapter of frauds which closed the record here of the Native Son Spendthrift.
JJ ONCE OLIVER AND BREWSTER went down to interview Premier Laurier and the Post Office and other departments, regarding matters of interest to the people of
llritish .Columbia. Oliver was president of the Provincial
Liberal Association and Brewster was a member of the
I louse at Victoria.
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j] BRITISH COLUMBIA at that time had several grievances against the Federal authorities, one of which concerned postal service at certain points on the coast.. The
two representatives of the Liberal party visited Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and were kindly received and entertained. Then
they passed on to the department over which Hon. Rodolph
l.emieux presided, *
V LEM IEUN WAS VERY smooth, very polished, and he
assured Messiciir Oliver and Messreur Brewster "that the-
wants of British Columbia would receive ze earnest and
close consideration of ze Post Office Department at ze
earliest possible moment." And then lie proceeded lo bow
the two gentlemen out of the room.
V JOHN OLIVER WAS at that time the senior of Mr.
Brewster and was consequently the spokesman. After the
polished uterances of l.emieux. tlie man from lhe Delta was
flabbergasted for a moment. Then he turned to Mr. Lem-
ieiix and he seized him by the shoulders and swung him.
1 "LOOK HERE, YOUNG MAN," said Mr. Oliver. "Do
vou think that Brewster and 1 came some three thousand
miles to hcai" you hand us a lot of smooth platitudes and
promises. We want action and we want definite answers
in writing to our requests.
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' UK HURLED MR. l.i'.M I I'.PX into a chair, pulled up
two other chair.- and then Hones. John dictated lo the
Post-Master General thc needs of certain towns and villages in British Columbia for postal service. The Hon.
Rodolphe was taken so much by surprise that he meekly
advised the British Columbia delegation that the requests
made would be carried out to the full.
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r WITH THE CONFESSION of the Hon. Robert Rogers that he, as Minister of Public Works in Manitoba, connived with a telephone contractor to pad a contract, in the
hands oi the courts, it should only he a matter of a few
weeks before the police get busy.
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r SIR MAX AITKEN, promoter, has been made a bar-
niiet. This will not please those Canadians whose titles
were honestly won.
fl "JTTl.ES FROM THE old country are now so common
in Canada and so cheap, that some of the real big men who
were honored in the years gone bv vvill be seeking some
way of getting rid of theawkward encumbrances.
fl FOR INSTANCE. Sir Rodmond Roblin, Sir Max Aitken, Sir Richard Coeur de McBride, Sir Clifford Sifton,
etc., etc. 1, mmum
IT is authoritatively eivirri out that the exports to Vladivostok from the United Stun- via Vancouver exceeded
in one month those %ia Seattle by nearly $5,000,000.
The returns for October when complete, will reveal ���>
.���.till more tremendous disparity. During the first eight
in.mtlis of tliis year, some $37,000,000 yvorth of Amcricau
manufactures passed through Vancouver. This is a]
plauded in the official rehires us trade between Canada
and Russia, li is shipping traffic but nol trade; for it is
not Canadian bul American merchandise that is going out
from here to Siberia; and to ai coi imi date u i
is being used to its full capacity. Hen is a
the riddle whether iliVn- is or is not adequate u
for Vancouver shipping. Mr. Stevens says there
and tin' harbor commissioners support him. Tin
dian Pacific Railway officials say there is and tin
to tlieir own equipment and facilities. It is pvei
P. R. mainly that the eastern American export
Vancouver, ami they are all handled and shipped
Company's sidings and wharves, where only there
thing, now and then, in the nature of a i-rlnt or i .-
of accommodation. So that the Company seem to
excellence, the best authority.
lntion  ol
is not,
the C.
ni the
But Mr. Stevens, ill making out a case for the expenditure of $5,000,000 on liis harbor development scheme, has
aggregated this ephemereal export to Siberia with the regular and natural shipping at Vancouver, and as a consequence, lie lias massed up trenmendous figures. If they
were accurate or symbolized real export trade conditions.
then undoubtedly the port is behind the times, lint any
day this shipment of American products to Siberia may
cease, and then where will Mr. Stevens be with his colossal
figures? All vanished as hut air and smoke generally
As long as the C. P. R. can get and handle this traffic
let them do so, and fit tlieir accommodation to their own
needs. But it is not likely to continue long. The Americans are no fools, nor are they patronizing Vancouver in
preference to Seattle out of love or generosity.
This port is being used for tlie shipment of American
wares and merchandise from tlie Eastern and Central
States simply and solely to give them, at the destination
port of Vladivostock, the semblance and stamp of thc
British Empire, with which Russia just now is in the close
alliance of war; and inter-trade relationships among the
allied nations are commendable and agreeable to the Rtis
sian people���the Russian importer and the Russian con
The American is now by this manipulation beating tin
Canadian out of markets where Canadian goods should be
not merely competitors, but on account of tlie friendly
war relationship, they should be dominant over those of
the United States. And thev would practically monopolise
the market of Siberia if only .Canadians would get busy,
like the Americans, and furnish what the Russians require
and what Russia is insistently asking Canada to supply.
Why don't they do so?
All sorts of iron and steel manufactures���for railways,
for farms, for construction works and all the infinitude
of needs of a new and developing country���are going from
the States to Siberia by this port, and little or nothing
from Canada.
. And with every natural element and facility for making
these very exports here in Vancouver, not a hand is being
moved to meet the demand, to seize the unique opportunity, or to give the industries of this province an advancing
Whines and growls go up continually from the Manufacturers' Association and other bodies about our stagnation, the government's apathy, and otber imaginary impediments, when the evil is here, a canker and a rot, in
our own lassitude, and indifference.
Here are facts which make one stare:
American exports for one month to Vladivostock via Vancouver  $5,683,733
American exports for one month to Vladivostock via Seattle  $1,053,835
Will the American long continue to patronize this port
and Canadian railways to the detriment of bis own?
Awake, awake up Canada, and you the lethargies of British Columbia, who with all the material and every facility,
manufacture nothing but grievances, and you the Board
of Trade who do nothing but send out scouts, so-called
Trade Commissioners, who come back with figures culled
from railway pamphlets and handbooks, which they transform into "Repprts," and then spout them off at trade and
political meetings with a few rhetorical embellishments
of the big men with whom they lunched or smoked a cigar
in the course of their flying visits to South'America, Australia, Russia, or elsewhere. The spectacle so often repeated is too preposterous, and the sooner Vancouver
stops the masquerade the better it will be for the people
of this province.
Let us begin by thc Board of Trade ceasing to be a
Board of Tirade, and the Manufacturers' Association a
mere monthly fulmihator of stale or even spurious figures and foetid platitudes, and let them and the peopl?
generally enter resolutely into tbe realities of industrial
life which is this province's birthright by nature's endowments.
IN the following article from the Toronto SATURDAY
NIGHT the question of church Union is cleverly dealt
I ask all broad-minded people to read this article
Toronto has been Called the city of conventions. As
a meeting place, whether international or provincial, it
bas known many remarkable gatherings���but none of
them more significant than the three-days' convocation
last week of hundreds of members, met for the "preservation and continuance of the Presbyterian Church." The
scene of the meetings was St. Andrew's Church (King
street), and the sessions were a revelation of the extent
and- steadfastness of the opposition to the union of the
Methodist, Presbyterian and Congregational Churches.
When it is recalled that the General Assembly of the
Presbyterian, Church, held in  the city of Winnipeg last
summer, approved of this union by a vote of 406 to 89.
the ordinary observer naturally wonders why this convocation assembled in Toronto four months later. Figure!,
of course, do not lie. but they bave_ been known to prevaricate���am| the General Assembly majority for union is not
as conclusive' as it looks. The Union Committee in its
fir-t report, and the General Assembly of 1905, in adopting that report, laid down as a "condition ol organic union
that a union of tlie churches, to be real and lasting, niii.-t
carry  tin-  0 lisent of the entire membership."
When  the  first  vote  of  the   Presbyterian  people  was
taken in 1911, out of a total membership of 298,910, it was
found  thai  113,000  voted  in  favor of organic  union,  and
50.733 voted against.   Tin- Assembly of 1912, on receiving
that vote, declared it "unwise." owing to tin- extent "i iln
minority, i" proceed immediately to union.    In the vote
of I'M., oul "i a total membership "i 338,322, there were
113,600  in   favor  of  organic   union,  ami  73,735  against.
According to these reports, from 1911 t" 1915 the membership of the  Presbyterian  Church in Canada increased
imately 40,000��� the  vote for union  increased  only
600, while ihe \ole against union increased 23,000.    As a
matter oi fact, only about one-third of rhe entire membership  lias declared  itself in   favor  of  the  proposed  organic  union.     In   view  of   these   facts,   the   members   who
met in convocation last week declared the action of the
General   Assembly at Winnipeg manifestly "untimely and
ill-ad. is***."
"lo those wIm know anything of the Presbyterian
Church, tin-re is a vein of granite in tin- follow ing re_f-
lution: "Therefore in view of these facts and for otber
reasons, it is hereby resolved that our present duly is to
maintain and continue the  Presbyterian  Church  in  Can-
Speech delivered at the Oratorical Contest, Vancouver, on Monday, November 20,
by J. Francis Bursill
so I
ada. and to this duty we solemnly pledge
Now, when several hundred sturdy representatives
from all parts of this Dominion "solemnly pledge" themselves, tmder the roof of St. Andrew's Church, lo the performance of a certain task, those who know anything of
the ways of Prcsbyterianisin will lie prepared to see a
course of maintenance and preservation which will not
closely resemble an organic union with anything but the
church of Jennie Geddes and John Knox.
This is a bewildering world, at times, and. strangely
enough, the opponents of union have been prevented from
placing their case before tlie members of many churches.
Also, they have encountered certain difficulties in disseminating their literature which make lhe unsophisticated
wonder what provincial politics or tlie policy of the Confederation Life Building may have to do with it all. < lb-
staclcs of that nature have only proved an incentive io
more determined effort, however, and it really looks ar, if
the three days' convocation did more than its share of
constructive work.
Of course politics has nothing to ijo with such a matter
as church union. Only, it was stated by a Montreal
delegate that President Falconer) of tlie University, had.
without authority, issued annotations of thc proposed basis
of union to sessions and congregations. Kind and thoughtful of President Falconer���who wouldn't know a political
measure if be met it on the steps of the Parliament Buildings in Queen's Park. Just pure benevolence is tbis annotating on the part of tbe President. As for the press, the
"Globe" office could not even tell a wayfaring man where
the meetings were being held, and referred in its report of
the Tuesday meetings to an "alleged" convocation. We
wonder���but no���our good friend, Dr. J. A. Macdonald. is
too busy promoting pe^ce and having heart-to-heart talks
with John Burroughs, to pay any attention to such trivial
mattars as church union.
There was a disposition on the part of certain authorities to refer to the members of this convocation as "fossils" and "reactionaries," not to mention other terms of a
Billy Sunday flavor. On the contrary, as those who attended the meetings are aware, the members .showed a
firmness, without fanaticism; a resolution, without rigidity, which were essentially modern. There was no disposition to insist on the Westminster Confession, or to enthrone the traditionalist. Neither was there any manifestation of bitterness���rather to tbe disappointment of outsiders who had attended in the hope of hearing a bit of vituperation. The aim of tbe convocation was positive, not
negative, and no time was wasted in idle recrimination.
There was noticeable, however, a quiet resentment of
the alleged commercialism of certain promoters of the
union, who actually seemed to regard the church as a syndicate, and a new doctrinal basis as a creed combine. There
were sensitive members who did not care for such words
"merger" and "consolidation" in connection with ecclesiastical affairs, and who might even have been suspected' of ignorance of wdiat is known as a whirlwind campaign.
Many expressions, used during the convocation, would
seem to indicate that the Presbyterian Church lias been
largely dominated by an oligarchy, and that tbis union
movement has been clerical and official in nature. On tbe
other hand, it is evident from thc personnel of the Executive Committee of the recently-formed Presbyterian
Church Association, that this action for the. church preservation is democratic, and a spontaneous movement of
the people. Such terrific terms as "obscurantist" and
'obstructionist" have been used by those who regard the
members of the convocation as opponents of a heaven-
inspired union. But with such members as Principal
Fraser and Dr. Andrew Robertson, not lo mention Dr.
Thomas Eakin, the Executive Committee can hardly be
disposed of as antiquated in theology or narrow in sympathy.
The outcome of the convocation is tbe establishment of
a Presbyterian Church Association, with Rev! Principal
Fraser of Montreal as President, and a central committc
for executive work drawn largely from Ontario and Que
bee,' with vice-presidents to represent tlie provinces on tlie
Executive. Evidently Presbyterianism is neither dead nor
in immediate danger of dissolution, while tbe Covenanting
spirit flames out in a solemn pledge such as that taken last
week. The Presbyterian Church Association is not going
to be broken up by union, nor eliminated by a merger. In
the meantime, some citizens who are not members of the
churches immediately concerned are wondering why good
neighbors should have been officiously thrust into tbe position of being joint householders when they merely wished
to live next door. Union-without unity would make the
last state of the Church infinitely worse than anything
yet dreamed of in ecclesiastical amalgamation.
.Mr. Chairman,
Ladles and Gentlemen,���
The question  has  het-n  asked,
mn told, "How is it that u young
vigorous institution  like the  Col
wood Parliament ie represented by
senile old greybeard?"
The answer in, tliat true to its  pa-|
trlotio traditions ami in harmony with'
its honoured name', the name of the
lighting Admiral, bosom friend of the
Bxeal NelB the members of the <'oi-'
ling-wood Parliament almost to a man.
joined the colors. Three, at least, bril-
lianl .speaker, .and keen debaters have
made the supreme sacrifice and rest
"somewhere In France." others aro
seal lend wherever there is good work
to he done. Two have left'the little
local Parliament for the Provincial
I louse of Representatives ��� where 1
doubt not they will find enemies of the
common weal with whom to cross
swords, and may do the state as much
service as though fighting in Flanders.
Rather than Collingwood Parliament
should he unrepresented, I am herer-
I am no orator���to utter a Mare Antony oration over a dead Caesar. 1 am
no dreamer Ot dreams, dealing, in
these days of strenuous realities, with
ideals. Taking my cue from the name
of the Parliament I represent, 1 wish
to say a few plain, unvarnished words
on the Navy, words of practical import
when the King is calling for sailors,
and when, before the week is out an
appeal will be made to the generosity
of Vancouver citizens to supply comforts for tlie wounded, the gallant fellows who have been fighting, mine
sweeping, or���harder still���wailing
and watching in our lirst line of defence. May I hope that my words,
lhough -weak, will be regarded as timely? May I hope that my appeal, though
feeble, will meet with some response?
A British audience is ever moved
to some enthusiasm by tlie toast "the
Navy," for there is In the Briton's bo
sum a deep seated love of the sea
There is salt in our blood. We have
Inherited from old Norse and Viking
forefathers a love for the tumbling
changeful ocean. See bow, In the sum
met- months, the young men and maidens sport in the dancing waves; how
even grizzled greybeards swim out to
sea, while little toddling urchins foi
low up and Hy from the white breakers daily, leaving on the sands their
little footprints, dally washed away
The old yet ever young ocean! It is
the Briton's association with the sea
which is the secret of his ever youth
ful vitality.
and I know the devil himself cannot
stop you from fighting and beating
her." With cheers the ntutiniers went
lo their posts and it was not long before they made fcood tbe Admiral's
But, Mr. Chairman, the Navy has
been something more than a lighting
machine. Tin. lighters have dyed with
blood the Seven Seas; they have Inch ed the inullidimloiis seas incarnadined,   blood  has  been   the   pride  of
Cor. Homer and Hastings Streets
"Time writes no wrinkle on thine
azure brow,
Such as creation's dawn beheld thou
rollest now,"
sung Byron, apostrophizing old ocean.
How different is it with the ships, the
Navy, that floats on that ocean's broad
bosom. The Navy, the British Navy,
is the result of thousands of years of
evolution, of toilsome endeavour, of
constant unwearied exercise of patience, invention and skill. The hol-
Jjtwed log of the prehistoric man has
grown into the floating palace, the
giant ironclad. In my own day I have
seen the change from the beautiful
sailing ship, walking the water like a
thing of life, to the long grey steel
monster, where yet the lines of
strength are the lines of beauty. The
fighting behemoth has a sublime dignity and beauty of its own. -
"The ships have changed," says the
spirit of Nelson in Punch's immortal
picture, "but the spirit of the men is
just the same as of old."
Yes, Mr. Chairman,���The spirit of
the men is the same as-when Alfred
the King, "England's darling," as laureate Austin called him, called tbe
British Navy into being to guard the
little isle, "the little gem set in the
silver sea," which was being constantly attacked by marauding pirates, who
envied England's fertility, beauty and
freedom. The spirit of our sailors Is
the same as when Drake played his
game of bowls to a finish before he
went to singe the Spaniard's beard.
Our jack tars have descended from
the m��n who fought in the little Re
vetige against a fleet, they have the
soul, the blood and brawn of the men
who fought under the little one-eyed,
one-armed hero who made Britain Mistress of the Seas���a position which the
Collingwoods, the Hardys, the Beres-
fords, the Fishers, the Jellicoes, have
and will maintain. Our Navy has been,
is, a fighting Navy. Old Cornwallis
knew that. Owing to some accident
the men of the Fleet did not get their
pay. They mutinied. They said they
would not fire a shot against the foe
till they were paid.. Cornwallis called
the men together. "My lads," he said,
'your money has not arrived; you
yon't get it until we sail victorious
into port, and as for your not fighting!
I shall lay you up alongside the biggest frigate of the enemy I can find���
sovereignty   and   we
price to the full.
"Wave may  not foam
Where rest, not Britain's dead
. The . map  of  the  world   has
have  paid   that
. nor wild  wind
painted with big red patches marking
Britain's conquests���antl what we have
won we will hold���but the ships of our
gallant Xavy have gained territory by
discovery as well as conquest. The
sailor has carried the scales of Justice and of commerce as well as the
Shall we not, in a city bearing the
name Vancouver, shall we not remember the intrepid navigators���
"The first who ever burst
Into these silent seas."
Do we not know that Cook's real
monument is not a stone monolith
bearing a record of battle won���nu,
his truest monument is the map of
the Pacific, Canada, Australia, New
Zealand, where millions yet unborn
shall find happy homes, health, comfort, plenty, these were "won by the
victories of peace as well as the victories of war, and while we toast the
gallant fighters let us not forget Raleigh brought the persecuted Britons
to a new world, and took the potato
to suffering Ireland. Franklin and
Scott who left their bones amid the
Arctic snows, the heroes who went
out into the places of the night���and
died in spent solitudes.
The traditions of the Navy of the
past are the Briton's noblest inheritance. We are proud of the valor of
our old sailors, equally proud of their
generosity and humanity. Think of
Nelson, the night before Trafalgar,
down on his knees praying not only
that his men might be victorious, but'
that they might be merciful and humane ��� think of him In the bloody
fight, this little one-eyed crippled man,
signalling "Engage the enemy closer,"
and compare, contrast him, and the
sailors of today are his prototypes,
with the skulkers in the Kiel Canal
who shout victory over the murder of
women and children who avoid open
fight; but send assassin submarines to
bombard sleeping coast towns, or
to torpedo unarmed and unwarned passenger ships.
It would be an impertinence on my
part, Mr. Chairman, to recapitulate to
this Intelligent audience what the Navy
has done during tbe present war. You
have followed the doings of the Fleet
with supreme Interest. You know that
Admiral Sir John Jellieoe occupies the
waters that lie between Great Britain
on the west and Norway, Denmark,
Germany, Holland and Belgium on the
east and south. You know that millions of troops have been transported
to the war zone, and hundreds of thousands of sick and wounded brought
back, and all this has been done, broadly speaking, with despatch and safety.
German ships have been swept from
the surface of the seas. Jellieoe, the
alert, et al have spread a web the
German fleet could not escape; the
German fleet, afraid of that web, laid
low, and still lie low.
But the fatherland had found vast
sums of money for that fleet. The
German government, the German people clamored for their fleet to make a
show, and they made a show by mine
laying and submarine assassination.
The British tar, the British fisherman,
from which class the Navy is largely
recruited���set to work sweeping the
seas of the mines. "Dangerous work,"
says Mr. Punch. "Yes, it Is," replies
the old Bait���"and that's why 40,000
of us are doln' it."
Looking back. Sir, on two years ot
war, I have no desire to ignore or
minimize our losses. The Ampbion
early fell a victim to the mine warfare���if warfare it can be called. She
struck n iiilin- anil was soon enveloped
In a sheet of flame, but tlie old traditions of the Navy were lived up to.
"Every order was obeyed without perturbation or confusion." The sailors
had heard the story of the Birkenhead. "The spirit of our men is the
same Bpirit as of old." I need not
catalogue our losses. The fight off
Heligoland will be well remembered.
.It had no great influence on the Issue
of the war, but it proved this: thai,
.ittlio'igh the P.ritisli Navy has had so
many years of peace tlie hand of the
seaman has not lost Its cunning, nor
has liis daring courage bated one jot.
This action produced a thrill of pride
throughout llritain; It showed the
pitch of efficiency to which tlie Navy
had been raised, the commanders displayed mastery of their profession, the
men were brave, alert, and skilful; our
markmanship was superb, the engines
drove witli all the power expected of
them, there was no failure, no confusion.
The battle of Jutland has been so
well described tliat I need oniy allude
to it. The deathless story of Jack
Cornwall will take its place in history
beside any heroic story of past ages.
It ranks with the story of the Roman
centurion and that of Casablanca. We
know that through tlie machinations
of tlie alien press that the news wan
given out that the British Navy had
sustained a defeat. The real Briton
filled with British optimism, did not:
credit that report, and time justified
the doubt. Jutland was a glorious victory for our first line of defence. We
lost ships, we lost men; but this greal
fact remains that in spite of the losses
of two years' war, great and deplorable losses, so full of hope and energy
have the Britons been, so superhuman
have bee/i tbe exertions inspired by
patriotism���that now our Navy is In
a stronger condition than It was at Ihe
beginning of the war.
Now an appeal to the spirit of the
Canadian people. On this sea-girt,
coast the appeal to man the Navv
should not fall on apathetic ears, I
know that the appeal for the sailors"
comforts will not be made in vain. Do-
you Realize tliat Germany still cherishes hopes of wresting from Britain
the sovereignty of the seas? She cherishes this hope although her splendid
mercantile fleets are rusting in her
harbours. She cherishes this hope although her roving cruisers have been
destroyed. That hope must be crushed utterly and for ever. Germany had
freedom of the seas, the ports of the
world were open to her, she could buy
and sell and well she used that privilege; but that was not enough. She
wanted mastery of the sea and of tbe
land, and baffled in -obtaining this she
is stooping to assassination, to wholesale murder.
Mr. Chairman, one word and I have
done. My toast tonight Includes the
merchant navy. The brave merchant
and passenger navy that in spite of
mines and submarines, has travelled
to and fro, the gallant seamen going
down to the sea in ships and doing
their business In the "(Jeep waters���as
if they did not face death on every
journey. Gone, we have thought, were
the days of the noble old square rigged, wind jammers that made this port
so picturesque. May we hope to see
those days to some extent revived.
May we hope for many years to come
to hear the ring of hammers, the thud
of the shipwright's mallet waking tbe
echoes along the shores of Burrard Inlet?, Will the time come when we can
sing with truth���"We've got the ships,
we've got the men, we've got the money too," the money, the wealth derived from honest dealing, and the development along right lines of our resources; tbe ships built by British labour from timbers, and Iron, now exploited by foreign aliens, shall we be
able to boast that we have the MEN
not only to man the ships of war or
of merchandise, but the ship of state������
the men who in Parliament, In Council, will be as faithful to their trust as
have been the men of the British Navy.   Then indeed we can sing:
"Sail on, O ship of state,
Sail on, O Britain, strong and free
We know what master laid thy
I       keel,
What workmen wrought thy ribs
of steel.
In spite of storm and tempest's
In spite.of falBe lights on the shore
Sail on, nor fear to breast the seas
Our hearts, our hopes are all with
Our hearts, our hopes, our prayers, our tears,
Our faith triumphant over our
our * tears, SATURDAY, XOVE'MISER 25,  1016
Victoria   and   expect
._!-��� nit a week.
uld   1-itz-lk-rbert.   of   Abbeyleix,   Ireland.
Miss Amy Renaud of Ottawa has
returned home after visiting relatives
in  Calgary aud Vancouver.
* * *
Mr. II. I'. McRae. a prominent business ��� man of Prince Rupert, is iu
the city to visit his aged mother who
is very ill.
* * *
Mrs.    Homer   Dixon,     of   Vernon,
whose husband. Major Dixon, is very
ill in a Red Cross hospital in Rouen,
has left for  France.
.  * *
Mr.  H.  W.  Kent has  left  for  >'. i
East, travelling via Chicago. Ile will
visit Toronto, Montreal and other cities while away.
. * *
Miss Charlotte Spencer has arrived
from Victoria to fulfil some concert
engagements and is the guest at present of her brother, Mr. T. A. Spencer
at Hollybttrn,
Many will be interested to hear that
Miss Gladys Landes, who has been a
frequent visitor to this city, vvas married last week in Seattle to Lieut.
Victor Vaughn Taylor. L'nited States
fi fi fi
Mrs. J. M. McGovem, of Port Arthur, and her sister. Miss A. Pagan,
of tliis city, have arrived from the
Cast, and are stopping with their
Brother, Mr. J. E. I'agau. at I'cltrin.
corner King Edward and Angus avenues. Shaughnessy Heights.
At the executive meeting of lhe Canadian Club of VVestinoitnt, Que., last
���week it was decided to introduce at
the next regular meeting an amend-
women to become members.
This is tlie first club of it- kind iu
Canada to take such a step.
Mr. David Robertson of tliis city
and Miss Rosa Lavina Scott of Den-
man Island were united iu marriage
by the Rev. J. R. Robertson, pastor
of St. David's church. The ceremony
was peril.lined at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. John Robertson, brother of
the groom, 355 Forty-eighth Avenue.
South Vancouver. After a short honeymoon iu the coast cities. Mr. and
Mrs. I). Robertson will reside in
tt fi ti
hei    The engagement is made  public of
Miss Elizabeth Ooldberg. only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R, Goldberg, of
Vancouver, to Julius 11. Ablowitz,
also of this city, eldest son of Mr.
and Mrs.  li. Ablowitz, of  Portland.
The engagement is announced between Angus Sholto, only surviving
son of the late Angus McColI, Chief
Justice of llritish Columbia, and
Wenonah, only daughter of the late
Colin Burton-McKenzie (Kilcoy) and
Mrs. Colin Burton-McKenzie, Douglas, II. C.
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Butler announce
tlu- engagement of their younger
daughter. Winnifred Maude, to Mr.
Richard Howieson. The marriage
will, take place at the home of the
bride's parents, 1041) Denman street,
mi December 2. The bridegroom will
leave shortly witli tlie overseas forces.        ��
The marriage will shortly take
place of Flight Sub-Lieut. Cecil Henry Fitz-Herbert, R. \. A. S.. youngest son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Corry
and Ellen (Catherine (Kitty), eldest
daughter of Mr, and Mrs. Walter
Lowndes, of Broomfield, lloylake.
Cheshire. Mr. I'itz-Ilerbert has been
until lately a resident of Vancouver.
. . .
Mrs. Pake of Rosedale spent tbe
week-end in Vancouver.
Mrs. Simmons and Miss Simmons
are spending a few days at Victoria.
Mr. R. S. Pyke is spending a few
days at the Empress hotel at Victoria.
Mr. and Mrs. Considine of Seattle,
are spending a few days in Vancouver
visiting their daughter. Mrs, E. W.
MacLean. Jr.
.   * t
Miss Pearl Heather has relurned to
her home at Xanaimo, after spending
the   past   two   weeks   visiting     with
friends in Vancouver.
fi * *
Mr.  and   Mrs.   I;.   ,\.  Shatford  and
family  who  have been  spending  the
summer  in  the  Okanagan,  have    returned to Vancouver for the winter.
Mr. and Mrs. C. O. Nesbitt of Penticton have been recent visitors to
the coast.
.   .  ft
Mrs. and Miss Grossman of Chilliwack spent last week witli friends at
the coast,
-Mr. A. 0. Ci
spending a few
business visit.
irane, of Vernon, is
aj s in tlie city on a
Mr. E. P. Dubey of the Brunette
sawmills, has rettirne-1 from a trip to
Prince Rupert,
On Sunday evening last the choir
of thc First Presbyterian Church, was
banqifctted by tlie (officers of the
Church to show their appreciation of
the splendid efforts made by the choir
since the opening of the winter season Speeches by the officers of thc
church, tbe. pastor. Dr. J. L. Campbell, and Mr. T. Bonne Miller, organist and choir master, to whom is
attributed the success of the choir,
followed by an enjoyable programme
of music and readings, closed an evening tliat will long lie remembered.
* * *
A pleasant surprise party was given
lo Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Warren at their
home at IK Seventh avenue east, by
the members of the choir of River-
view Presbyterian Church, South
Vancouver. To show the appreciation of the services rendered the
choir and church Mr. and Mrs. Warren were made lhe recipient-, of a
handsome music cabinet Among
those present \..ere Mrs. Scotcher,
Mrs. McKnigbt, Mrs. Fleming. Miss
("lakes. Mrs. Rodgers. Mrs. Greaterc.x.
Mrs. Notman. Miss 0. Scotcher, Miss
M. Wilson. Miss M. Burgess. Mr, McKnigbt. Mr. Scotcher. Mr. Notman.
Mr, A. Tennant. Mr. Cyril Warren
anil  Master S.  Fleming.
* * *
Thc diminutive Countess Magri.
who is better known as the widow of
the late General Tom Thumb, recently celebrated her seventy-fifth
birthday at her home in Middleboro.
near Boston. She is only three feet
tall, and her present husband. Count
Magri. is Imt little taller, the lady
bas been before the public for sixty
years and lias been exhibited throughout the world as the smallest woman
* * *
A very successful bridge-tea was
held at thc home of Mrs. Harry Tyler.
.1415 First avenue west, iu aid of the
Belgian Relief i-'und. The house was
beautifully decorated with Belgian
flags and yellow chrysanthemums.
M rs. Matheson, Mrs. Brown. Mrs.
Stephens, Mrs. Davis. Mis- Morrison
and Miss Matheson assisted witli the
tea and three charming children,
Misses Dorothy Brown and Vebua
Tyler ami Master Harlym Hammond
sold candy during the afternoon, A
' ox of candy donated by Mr. Purdy
was raffled in a handsome basket donated by Mr. Tyler, the winning ticket living held by Mrs. II. II. Mill
burn. After the game little Miss Dorothy llrown danced for tlie pleasure
of tlie company. Among those present were Mrs. 11. K. Hammond, Mrs.
Wm Wrigley, Mrs. E. Boyd, Mrs.
j P. Donnelly. Mrs. Forbes Davidson,
Mr-. II. ('. Grant. Mrs. A. W. Lee,
Mrs. Taylor, Mr,. I. M   McKay, Mr-.
Store opens at 8.30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
Wanted Embroidery Fabrics at
the Linen Counter
Best Qualities at Very Moderate Prices
Embroidery Linen���
18 inches  wide. 45.:  per
3d    inches    wide.    65c,
75c, Sl and $1.25 per
40 inches  wide, 85c   and
$1.25 per yard.
45    inches    wide.    $1.50
per yard.
?4   inches   wide,   $1.00
and $1.25 per yard.
Round   Thread   linen-   fur
crochet   lace    and    drawn
thread work.
36 inches wide. 75$ and
85c per yard.
45    inches    wide.    75c,
85c and $1 per yard.
48 inches  wide. 85c  per
Handkerchief    Linen,    44
Inches   wide,   ��(5c,   $1
and $1.50 per yard.
S li e e r I tandkerchief
Linen,   36    inches    wide.
75c,   $1,     $1.25     and
$1.75 per yard.
llrown Linen Crash���
25  inches  wide. 20c  per
.iii  inches  wide. 25c   t"
75c per yard.
I'lain  Linen  Damask���
Mt   inches   wide. $1   per
.yin I.
._' inches    wide.   $1.75,
$2.25   and   $3.50   per
575 Granville Street
88 inches wide. 45c   per
Shamrock Damask���
18 inches wide. 75^   per
27    inches    wide. $1.00
per yard.
36 inches    wide,    $1.25
per yard.
45    inches    wide. $1.50
per yard.
54     inches     wide.  $1.75
per yard.
Fine     Plain      Huckaback
16 inches  wide. 50c  and
65C per yard.
IS  inches  wide.  75c   per
20 inches wide. 75�� and
85�� per yard.
22     inches     wide.     50c,
65c and $1 per yard.
25   inches   wide.  85c   pet-
27  inches   wide,   75f   per
Fane) Huckaback Toweling, about fifteen designs tn -elect from���
15 inches wide. 50c,
65c, 75c and 85c per
22    inches    wide.    50c,
60��,  65c,  85c and $1
per yard.
24 inches  wid,-. 75c  and
85c per van'.
Phone Sey. 3540
Tambling,      Mrs.    McMaster,
Trumbull,   Mr-.   R,   W.    IMI.
lohnsoii.   Mrs.   K.   1'-.   Dalby,
Hay. Miss While.  Mrs. Quiglej
. Mr-
It offers thousands of opportunities to economise on
As well as pretty things for Christmas Gifts
8hr BudsonsBau (Tompamj
Arnold Miss t'.leu Kiron. Mrs. Rod-
olph, Mrs. Van Every, Mrs. Chis-
vvell, Miss Woodward, Mrs. Rolston.
Mrs. Cameron. Mrs. Millbltrn, Mr-.
McDonald, Mr-. Lorman, Mrs. Hanna. Mrs. Sheriff. Mrs. Fogg, Mrs.
James Hopkins, Mis- Trene Matheson, Mis- Beatty, Mi-- Kelsberg. Thc
first prize "i the game of bridge was
won by Mrs Arnol I and the second
by Mrs Quigley. The total proceeds
. ���   -y ted i" $26.
Miss   Binnington   ha-   returned   till   cily after  having  spcnl  the  pasl
- ,..i Vernon.
v  -��� y
Mrs. ,_. Mclntyre ;- visiting her
n i . Mr. and Mrs, \. Harmon,
sedale, I'.. <.'
Corporal   \V io ' Tavl  ���    in '     Mrs,
 | Taj lor ha\ e arm eil in the city
. spend some lime.
Major .Megan;, inspector ol    Indian      Mrs.   r,oy - a.   who hate
agencies, leii Vernon last week to been spending - ie weeks' iu Van-
visit the reserves ... the N'icola Val- couver, have returned to their home
1(-'.v- at Kelowna.
HBtltUTt.iUMWiC jjOIB jBWWMOjtj.
Mr. ami Mrs. J. S. Atkins and Fam- j
i ilj  of Kamloops are taking up their:
I resilience  in   llii-  city.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. C  C. R. Hunter have ���
left   Penticton   ami   taken   up   their
resilience   in   Vancouver.
* * *
"Tobacco ior the soldiers at tlie j
front" is the slogan tliat the young
ladies at tin- Hotel Vancouver have
adopted in making arrangements for
the dance that is t" lie held in the]
hotel on November 30 for this commendable object. Though it has not
yet been settled, it is expected that
the dance will he held in the spa. ions
ballroom ami as the rates of admission are to be within thc reach of all
a large attendance is assured when
the strains of tlie opening march are
heard. Miss Zelda Traer. Miss I.i.Ia
McKay anii Mrs. Parsons are the
committee in charge and they stated
today that already there had been a
good demand for tickets.
graduates or high school students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
aifter graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
Women  sire doing much of (in-   lii-uv.v  work   formerly done  hy  men In   (lie
British Isli-s.    Tin- photograph shows ii Glasgow woman bollcnnakcr working
with n man colleague. (Daily llirror War Service.)
��� "���������-^^^^
1 If For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 ff FOUR
The renewed submarine campaign
struck close to American self-respect
in the sinking of the BritishjuSteamer
'.Marina" with a number of Amen
can- on board. It i- still undecided at
Washington whether all the formalities were observed before these Americans were drowned. If the Ger-
mafis obeyed the Wilson regulations
for the drowning of Americans, then
nothing will happen; but, if they disobeyed them, it s.Tiiis likely that nothing will also happen���with the added aggravation of seeing lhe American name attached 1" a futile
"note." There was a time when an
incident like tliis. occurring within a
week of a presidential election, would
have set the heather on fire across the
border, no matter what the petty details  might  have  been.      Hut  Uncle
Sain has learned prudence, ile is unarmed; and, for tlie first time in Ills
history, he realizes die grim meaning
of this disability. Tliere is no blaze
in the heather; and the angling i"r
the hyphen vote goes "ii.���The Montreal Star.
"What do you think of the gas
stove, Bridget?" "Sure, mum, it's a
great in. intum. Whin you and the
master   was   away   for   over   Sunday.
mum,  I  burned it all the time, and
tliere  seems  to  In-  plinty   of gas  still
* * *
Uncle���"And what does your young
man do for a living?"
Niece���"Why, uncle, you can't expect Jack to do anything for a living
while we're engaged."
Furniture, Pianos, Pictures
Cut Glass, China, Bric-a-brac
���packed by men who know how���by men wlio.se work is guaranteed���
PACK���expertly and with the besi materials.
���   SHIP���by our own pool car system.
STOIIK���in  our security  fire-proof warehouse.
MOVE���in our big padded  "car-vans."
"WE  KXOW   HOW"���to do  all   these  things���and  do  them well.
.  Security   I<'ii-.-im>of  Sl���r;it-.,-   mill   Moving;   Compiiny   l.imllril
I.'IHI.IMtOOl-" WAIIKIIOI'SI-Ii    7MI  II1-1 ATTV  ST. Plione Sey.  71(110
Do you ask for, and get, just a "loaf of bread," or do
you, like the wise, discriminating buyers, order
SMAX and
These are wholesome, nutritious���made in a modern,
sanitary bakery���in every detail as good bread as
conscientious effort can make them.
Every loaf crisp, tender, delicious���done to a turn.
If your grocer cannot supply you, phone Fairmont
443 and we'll get it to you prompt.
Bakers of Better Bread
fl This year the British Columbia Telephone
Company has spent a very large amount of
money in making improvements to its system in
various parts of the province. This supplements
work that was done last year, the policy of the
company being to keep its equipment thoroughly
up to date and to anticipate the demands of the
public in the matter of service. Never has its
system been in better shape.
fl Achievements of the B. C. Telephone Co. are
an earnest of future accomplishments, to provide
a more comprehensive as well as more perfect
telephone service.
Among the in .- hooks ai tin- Carnegie Librai y "\\ liat "i- Conti
by II. C. Well., li is a boo! ol in
1i-ii-'��� inleregi and though reflections
mi what the mito me of the war ��������� .'A
In- "ii tin- world���nationally, commercially, socially, and psychologlcall
gave I'inli to ilu- book, yet it really
germinated in long anterior reflections which find eloquent expression
and elucidation in twelve chapters.
Mr. Wells is the author of a number
of other volumes ecjually piquant and
picturesque with the present one -
the "Research Magnificent," for instance, which lias had an enormous
circulation and enthralls by its literary magnificence.
The first chapter of the pi^senl
hook is a horoscopic outline of the
future; and prophecy, philosophy,
science, history; national ambition
arc  handled as  so  man)-  ingredients
tinction of the species, or are ri sdlvi tl
on subordinating ii to the commercial clad of politician, sh uld not
miss the elucidation here provided by
Mr. Wells, who depicts the lawyer
as a man essentially the antithesis of
progress, Hi- mental training makes
liim live in the past rather than the
present, and before lie would advance
even unto the Promised Land, he
would exact thc most rigid guarantees
from the Almighty.
A clog on the wheel Mr. Wells
describes Him, and the reader can
judge if lie is right.
understanding on the part of the au-
l.thor. It begins with little Marjorie
sitting under a tree, waiting. Slfe
..;i-, waiting ior the dire results tii.it
had been predicted because she had
eaten a whole bag full ol ..ananas, A boy playmate scoffed tit the
idea of evil results, am! thc 1 w i .vent
herring, thc promised reward f ir
hich was 'ten cents, to be equally
divided. Here the question bf ladies'
rights comes in, for securing her fair
division caused Marjorie much difficulty and several quite hilarious experiences. This little book classifies
among those that can be enjoyed by
the whole family and are particularly
suitable for reading aloud. (50c; pub-
liihed by the John Lane Company,
New York.)
Fun and Frolic
Though this hook was published
serially in 1 _>15 and the beginning of
'A9I6 it was begun as early as 1911
antl finished in 1912. This will explain the laek of any war atmosphere
that  one  might  expect  in   reading  a
The food problem from the standpoint if the producer, the middleman
and the consumer is considered in a
new hook entitled "The Fight for
Food," hy Leon A. Congdon, advising
member of the Kansas state board of
health. Soaring prices convince tis
all that there is indeed a big food
problem confronting all of tis. individually and collectively, and it he-
hooves   our   leaders     lo   try   to   find
mo .ii:.*iiii:i! Tin
Elrlll-.li' K.'il (.'rons worker* collecting for llie liONiiltal fundi, on
Ur liUJi" IO-ttli_ti Hed ' ro.-.s in;; Day ill I.Minion, J.'.llg'luild. Tho
i--_.it- column picture In �� ^holograph of Lady lli.-i.iiii Hauliers, the
inii-.iliil V.iiKli.,,1 Ind:,- who WHS once Maid to b_ i-riguti'i'd lo I'riucu
.t.iur  ol'   I     llliailffllt.
in the great crucible of destiny, frolll
which will emerge a new world���regenerated, reborn and-inaugurated into a higher sphere of co-operative,
universal brotherhood.
The antiquated notions of the era
which the war is bringing to a close,
Mr. Wells handles with the dexterity
of a man who knows them and ivith
the vigor of a man who is intent mi
their abandonment, or relegation to
the past. and. the Substitution for
them of methods nnd ideas commensurate with the time.
The drift of Europe' Inwards Socialism is splendidly discussed in
chapter V. and the Whitenian's burden in chapter XL Chapters X anil
XII are devoted to lhe L'nited Stales.
France, Britain, Russia and Germany,
and every one interested in llie great
problem of the war's outcome should
read these not in a cursory spirit,
but wilh the blended eye of a prophet
and a philosopher, for the author reflects thc visions of.one and tlie reflections of the other in superb language, and he transmits these reflections to the attentive reader in such
a way that after the perusal every
one arises from the book with an enlarged and clarified and a logicalized
conception of the metamorphosis of
the world���the past to the present,
the present to the future epoch. And
what does it mean? By reading thc
work only we can know.
One chapter of the hook is largely
devoted to the question of the lawyer-politician, and certainly Mr Wells
does not handle him with silk gloves.
Those  who  are  calling  for   the  ex-
novel oil our northwest published
-.ince   1911,
Sir Gilbert Parker lias again shown
that he can hold our interest without
the local color lhat brought his
earlier work such fame; the life of the
French-Canadian iu which lie is easily pre-eminent. The Louisiana
Creole is not more indebted tu George
W. Cable nor the California!! of '49
to Francis Bret llartii than the inhabitant of Lower Canada to Gilbert Par-
This lime the scene is staged
in the thinly populated northwest of
Canada; instead of the folk of one
type only dwelling from generation
to generation in one place the people
of "The Right of Way," wc find ourselves among the olla podrida of
frontier humanity, so strangely compounded of good and bad as all frontier populations are. The Indians.
Tekewaili and his tribe, are tlie only
stable  human faction.
Fleda Druse is the heroine, daughter ni Gabriel Druse, the king of the
Romany tribes the world over. The
story opens with the dramatic incident uf her shouting the Rapids of
Carillon, lhe danger spot of the River
Sagalas. And the hern, Max Ingold-
by. is not many pages behind, for he
rescues her from the drowning' that
very nearly resulted from her foolhardy  act.
The action of the honk never lags,
almost immediately alter Jethm
l-'awe. a gypsy, appears and claims
Fleda for his wife, having been betrothed when they were children by
the old gypsy ceremony of stepping
over a hazel wand. Also he asservcr-
ates that at her father's death he will
succeed him as rightful king of the
gypsies. And here in thc first fifty
pages is plot enough for an old-time
three-volume novel.
Perhaps the most life-like character
in the book is old Gabriel Druse, the
Romany chief, "with his great grey
beard and his eyes like black fires
and that head nf hair like a bundle
of burnt flax." as uld Madame Thi-
badeau described him. Sir Gilbert
Parker is not quite the old Gilbert
Parker of "Pierre and His People,"
and the "Weavers," but he has written a stirring and absorbing story in
"The World for Sale."
fi' fi fi
means to relieve the situation. .Mr.
Cotigdon's views, coming from one
who has had his experience, ought
to be worth careful consideration.
($1.25;  published by J.  1!.  Lippincott
Co., Philadelphia.)
ft tt tit
Presideut Wilson's own views regarding the office which he holds are
contained in a little work recently
published, entitled "The President of
tlic United States." Many of us
have little conception of the powers
and duties of our chief magistrate and
almost any reader can receive enlightenment from this little book which
can be read in a half hour and which
singularly enough appears in the same
year as ex-President Taft's essay on
the same subject,' "The Presidency."
(50c; published by Harper & Bros..
Franklin Square. Xew York.)
* * *
During these days of heatad discussion as to the relative merits of wet
or dry, a bit of comedy might not be
amiss, and it conies to hand in William Cable's little book entitled
"Great Snakes." Il is a farce founded on the interesting and amusing
complications which ensue when a
highly respectable uld gentleman accidentally exchanges travelling hags
with a dissipated clubman. There is
a romance, too, so often considered
indispensable to any piece of fiction.
($1; published by the John Lane Company, New York.)
*  .  *
A funny little story that will give a
half-hour's pleasant reading is *"A
Little Question in Ladies' Rights,"
by Parker H. .Fillmore. It is another
case of the humor of child life for
grown-ups   and   reveals   considerable
fl For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 470 f
"The Heritage of the Sioux" is th<*
new novel by IL M. Bower, the author, of "Chip of the Flying U." It is
a Western tale in its author's accustomed vein, lively, full of action,
without literary pretension, but acceptable to a great majority of those
who rclis"- the type called western
fiction, and they are legion. ($1.35,
published hy Little. Brown & Co.).
"Did the new chaffeur fill the bill?"
"No. Rut he came near filling the
graduates or high school students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
after graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
"What tlo you understand by  -uf-
I feting     fir    (righteousness'     sal;,:-''
questioned   the  Sunday  school  n.i.-h-
I er.    "I'k-ase.   miss,   ii   means   bavin'
ito come to Sunday school," apsv	
little Jack.
���   y   .
"Did the doctor give ymi much encouragement?"  asked   Mrs.   Dumson.
"Yes. indeed." answered Mr. Duni-
son. "lie ..aid I would be aide p.
whip my weight iu wildcats before
"Dear me! Where will you find tho
; wildcats?"
* ��� * *
The River Clyde has been brought
jtip lo its present navigable condition
by means of dredging, and the <'d_|?,-
gow people are very proud of it. i 'ne
day a party of American sightseers,
turned up their noses at the Clyde.
"Call this a river?" they said. "Why
it's a ditch in comparison with our
Mississippi, or St. Lawrence, or Delaware."
"Aweel, mon," said a Scotch bystander, "you've got Providence to-
thank for your rivers, but we made
this oorsels."
* * *
Irate Husiness Man: Vou book
agents make mc so angry with ymir
confounded nerve and impudence
that I cannot find words to express,
my feelings.
Agent: Then I am the very man
you  want,    i   am  selling dictionaries.
*'      :      'I:
"Who is this Gargantua just com-
in-?" "That's Fatleigh. who is always bragging about being a self-
made man." "Gee wlilzl lie looks
more like be was built by a construction  company."
I    tlcfpre  tbe   war "seamen's  return'*
[tickets  were  issued  by  most  railway
companies from seaport towns at  re
[duccd rales.    A well dressed    young
'man  asked   for one  of  the;
the  other  day.  but  the  hook
"Seamen's return tickets a
only to sailors," he snapped.
"Well. I am a sailor." was the reply of lhe applicant.
"But how am I tn know that your
statement  is  correct?"
'IHow are ypn to know it?" came
the answer. "Why. you leather-necked son of a sea cook, if you feci iny
starboard l.oom running foul of your
headlights you'll know that I've been
doing more than sitting on a stool
bleating all my life, and you'll haul
in your iaw tackle a bit."
The station master was standing-
near by:
"Give him a ticket," he said; "he is.
a sailor."
* * *
"Jones' plans are decidedly characteristic of the man."
"How so?"
"Why,  they  won't work."
* * *
A fierce Scottish nationalist who
lives among his English friends iu a
stale of chronic protest pricked up his
cars in the railway compartment on
hearing the word "English."
"There ye go again," he grumbled.
The speaker apologised.
"You don't know what I said, Mac,
so I'll repeat it and revise it at the
same time. 'The chief fault of the
British  is  lack of self-assertion.' "
"Mac" h"iked around, and when he
saw everybody else was smiling condescended lo see the juke himself,
and smiled too. lie even proceeded
to make a handsome admission.
"After all, neither Walter Srntt nor
Thomas  Carlyle would have said  he
wrote British."
. tt ft
"Is there, an opening here for a
bright, energetic young man?"
"Yes; and close it as you go out."'
Man: If I should ask for your
Th   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Thc  Maid;  I  would refuse.
The Man: You positively woulct
not marry me?
The Maid: Under no circumstances whatever I
Thc Man:, Nothing that might occur would cause you to change your
mind?    You  are  absolutely  sure?
The Maid:  I  am absolutely sure.
The Man: Fine! Then we can have
the time of our lives being engaged
this summer!
.    .   it
Mrs. Newly-wed (weeping): "Henry, 1 am sure I have grounds for a.
divorce! 1 am positive that you have
deceived me!"
Mr. Newly-wed: "What in the
world do you mean? What have I
done tp arouse  such a  suspicion?"
Mrs. Newly-wed (weeping harder):
"I���I saw a memorandum in your
pocket this morning to���to buy some-
new ribbons, for your typewriter!"
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,     New    Season's     LULU
into the  finest
Sauer Kraut
at   our   Vancouver   factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1365-7   Powell   St.,   Vancouver.
F?L. j '  ^k.   t   ��-��� **��_____���
'���' '-ll' ;l'��!i    *-     W^
. m ' tM*
Cycling Dan says:
That by buying a Bicycle
You stop "bye-bye"
To many "a nickle"
Spent  for  cars
Or jitney fare.
Besides .you can
Ride anywhere,
Pedal a Paragon���
And be glad
That you acted
On  this  "Ad."
Cycling can be made to pay
Sec Fred Deeley���now���Today.
(The Cycle Man)
Thc    " ��� - es in tl
trict- are dividi        to       I
partments,  . i
parnnellt . .,'::,���
I'.acb   tic; a: t.-iienl   ha     il
tor*     Just  how   thi    '
established   thesi
wli.n   pur] ose     i-   li.   d   lo
I he  result   is  appan nt, I      ever,  to
eyerj  one.    ' Ini.nei'a ridii g, or n ore
correctly   spi akii ��� ,
eminent  offii e is mil its  ret
���  '   i over a
;              til !' "   tl       oul
' :   '' : ii matters
1 ,,; -'���' this i ncnl With ml question it is for iln- best interesl of the
*' Idii rs of tin Don ini i i al Sir Sam
should retire, II,- lias been indiscreet upon a number of occasions and
i - bc la! oring under thc im-
pri --imi thai he was the whole show.
'*"'"-* '" l"1""'* "I         "'������ '      ��������� '������''  .When a man gets such idea
ends, and deprive Omineca of its ,.;-,   head, the s ler lie can h,
Phone Highland 137
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Medical : Surgical  : Maternity
Rates   from  $15.00   per  week
Through Tickets
issued   to   all    parts
of the world.
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
For full
particulars apply
to any
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fankei s"   whii h   dii
���  i e. Well, ti ���- ;��� ipular excitement -li        '.      . the lip-
.   the   Brii
the United Stati
i to p- acl
d thai
not   less     than 70  I
dtii     Thai li
��� i    all pel cent, .-. ai ta ������' er country
.-. "i bj thi . I 00,000,   But whi!.
ufacturer  anil   producci is little :>- pos John   Bull,
.'   facl     Manitoba     Frei    ������ areas pleased as punch to be sell-
Tn .- to him no less tha       ::-'." M
. ting lii-   ���
SIR  WILFRID DID NOT BITE    and witli a true Judean gusto,     I'm.
  "loyalty" is always and ever a most
Du    attempt   on   the   part   of   Sir revolting   exhibition  and  always  a
-���I   Bordeii  to hand  a  lemon   tolever  is to  be  found  intimately
Sir Wilfrid Laurier, in the shapi        ..  nected with the purse-strings and the
seat  un  the   National  Ser-,: c bin h-pots, but the "loyalty" campaign
has had little or no effect on the gen- of  1911  and its sequel are  thc mosl
eral  situation.    As  often pointed out revolting  exhibitions yet.    John   Bull
in these columns, the possibilities ofjalwstys pays the bill.���Acadia  Ri
any success crowning a iriovem ml of der,
this   sort,  at   this   late   date,  are   eery
doubtful indeed.    Now that the beai - '
are spilled, it  was thoughtful of Sir
Robert to ask Sir Wilfrid to come for- ,    Mr  D_ Bi Bogje ha, wrjtten a book
ward  and  share   the   responsibilities. cajied  "Unconscious  Traitor,."    The
The mismanagement of our man pow-Lpit|let js applied  to  Canadian   Lib.-
er   in   connection   with   the  war   has ra]s ..,���,  Mr   Bog)e evj,jently  thinks
been  such  lhal   nothing  that  can   bc  lu. j. exercising some chanty in  us-
done will ever repair _tlie damage
Muzzling Bourassa would probably be
ihe most effective method of siill ac-
icomplishing a little something, but of
[course, this will not be done. But ask-
��� ing thc  Liberal  leader  to  .hare
responsibilities of    C msen ativc  i
managcmeul vvas rather a     ���
the only trouble is tl       !ld Man saw
i' i   point of tlie hool , am
in.,I to Ton
'    "TRUCK   AND   TRADE"   ALL
ii .' iln wm'') "unconscious.." ' Ine
good turn deserves another, so we
may describe Mr. Bogle as an une in-;
scions, though singularly successful,
pcrverter of history.
with  confederation,   Sir
John Macdonal les Tup-
only ]
a||     5 ���   ���.
f the "uncon-
    Jose]      ; thai
j vol  i. on rei >rd in the confederation
0  any other  steps  to
-  If   ivith  tiie histo
���  in
II     . Georgi
I    the
!   ' in d in iln- pleasing
.' ��� ||
iced inl     i ���       I-
hi,   penurious   -< ml   ,vas   i i    il
The -viii an Imperialist,
iuld       , '       the  British
- would have won from him
at leasl a grudging word of praise. ' In
the ci mtrary, it r. minds I im of the
colored glass vases which druggists
placed in their window -. Tin n ason
i- that it was introduced by a Liberal
Of course, Mr. Bogle swallo\vs thc
fable tiiat reciprocity was advocated
for the purpose of separating Canada
from the British Empire. But tliis
does not satisfy him. It was a German plot. "German influence was
visible in the Canadian campaign"
and "German money was siphoned iti-
t"  Canadian politics."
Let us see. In North Waterloo, a
strongly   German   constituency,    the
j Liberal minister of labor was defeated
by a man of German parentage, Mr.
Weichel.    In  Berlin, now   Kitchener*
i M r. Weichel received an enormous
majority. Was hi elected b* Gen an
gold?    If so,  German  gold  was used
defeat roup:
uch  nmi sen;
city, imi i" cai
as  Mr.  Bogle
rv   it.
iii the minds of all, and every-1aid. "On tin
one   remembers   the  crude  abuse
the   "Yankees."   the   accusi I
gainsl   their  honesty,  tl e  sl i|
guments" us.ed to frighten Canadians ties
from dealing with them, the Inn   ilii     '     Georgi
liii'    contention   that   thc   people
this country  were  inferior in  mental the purpos
acuteness to their neighbors, and the cration.    II
idiot  slogan  of "no   truck  or   trade  it. and his
ate  thc   ' :   fr
is ties n his
George Bi     n.   This was t!
ich Mr. Brown en I
graduates or high school students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
after graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
i   iioiivs   ni.i'.i'   iti:i,ic  |.-���n
<���'���-'�� CHSTI5H : < III ISKH'S
VVIIITH l.\..l(_. I'ltlSSRVr-
Mll  TO  < VI lll.lltt tl,.
Tlic wlille i-iiNimi iloivii l��-
II, .11. s. ('Imi.-i-M.-r during the
Imllli- of -tottl-H U,-,-|-, ��������� ,!,._
Ii.isllcl     r ���||j     ,���     CJIOUOL-Btor
Cut he,I ml with li.illllim cert���
iii.iniis ll ,,������ hiilsli-.l o��� ���
l.iiiliiir.ir, mil,., hul will liil.-r he
pin ceil   iiIoiirhIiIc   the   iihi   colore
Of the (.liiiiei'Mer Heulmeiil. ||���.
(WO iilelur.-M Mhow II) the i-m-
<inl. iii.-iiI.- un chiefly of Cluu-
��� esi.-r men, currying the riiifc
In (he Cnthcilriil, .-imi iui ih..
rliiR Imi-ti-.l nmi ii,,. eerenioiij in
,.i��l,li,M 1893 ���   -    *     Refill S"i^
N_w l.i=>iV'-    '"-": "-'���**" *���* -"-"���*"���  '"��
An old farmer who had been  hen-
W.  pecked all  his  life  was about  to  die.
His wife felt it her duly to offer him
such  consolation  as  she  might,    and
"John, you are about to go, but I
will follow you."
"I suppose so, Maria," said the old
man,   weakly,   "but   so, far   as   I   am
concerned  yott  needn't    bc    in    any
blamed hurry about it."
* fi *
"I'll bet you don't have any howling
old times now you're married, old
"Don't I, though? That shows you
don't know anything about that kid
of ours." '
dues. We do the business and oilier
offices _!''t the revenue When appropriations are being made in Victoria. Omineca suffcYs bean-,' of this
the district are made to do business
with lb.- government ��� ffices ai lla/-
eltmi. Prince Ru] ert. Fori ['"rascr,
fort George and Quesnel, and ii all
slioiihl I,,- done al the local office.
The people have, through the Liberal Association, madi a demand thai
all bmindaries of government departments in Omineca be straightened
ottt and made pi conform. When thc
matter is brought to the attention of
thc new government there is not a
dOubt but that it will be rectified. It
will simplify matters and increase efficiency, and those are two of Mr.
Brewster's favored inc.is.���Omineca
The big ofifcial .".cut of the present
week has been the request of Sir R.
L. Burden, prime minister, l'i r the
resignation of Sir Sam Hughes as the
head of the militia depart .rut of the
Dominion of Canada, and thc retirement of that gentleman.
It has been recognized by the press
and people of the Dominion for many
months that Sir Sam's head was getting too big for his bat and his retirement was not wholly unexpected.
Sir R. L. Borden, in asking for Sir
Sam's resignation, pointed out that
the head of the militia department
had upon several occasions exceeded
his authority and had thereby made
it impossible for his colleagues in the
cabinet to work in harmony with him.
Sir Sam, in reply, intimates that he
has never been given the official support he was entitled to.
private life the better. \',. man ever
bee iucs  so  big  lhal     there    is  nol
*"" ne   vho is perfectly capable of
filling his place, should occasion require. Sir Sam has worked hard during the i ..-i two and one-half years
A good long rest will do him a world
"i gootl. Here's hoping lie rests in
quiet, We have heard quite enough
of him.��� Merritt  Herald.
There is a very inliin.iie relation between the high cost of living, about
which complaints arc general, and the
fact that the receipts from the customs taxation for the ctirernt year
will be smne fifty million dollars higher than i'"i- the preceding twelve
months, according to semi-official
announcement at Ottawa. This fifty
million dollars will not find it, way
l'i the Dominion treasury from no
place in particular. It conns oul of
the pockets of the people of Canada.
This fifty million dollars is pari of
the war burden which the people of
Canada are carrying: and with an assurance that this money will be judiciously employed for the furtherance
of the war, and not in meeting shortages due to extravagance and mismanagement of domestic affairs, it
would lie borne bravely and cheerfully
by Canadian people. This huge a-
motint does not, however, begin to
represent the additional burden placed upon the consuming public by the
special customs taxes provided for
in the legislation of last year. The
tax upon the imported goods goes
into the Dcmiinion treasury, and is
available for national purposes. But
thc   equivalent   tax  upon   home-pro-
We are showing a beautiful range of goods suitable
for useful gifts for Men and Boys.
COATS, Lined and Unlined.
HANDKERCHIEFS    in   Cotton,
Linen and Silk
SILK   UMBRELLAS  with  plain
or fancy handles
Men's and Boys' Suits and Overcoats
309   to   315   HASTINGS   STREET   WEST
yiiiiiiieiiiiiiiiiin SIX
Let Some One Investigate  the City
Health Department
. . . tt:        fi        fi fi fi        fi        fi        fi        fi
Sale of Milk to Grocers is Injurious to Health They Sud-<
denly Decide after Years of Non-Observance of this
Part of the Bylaw.
* . * * . . . . . * * -.
ft Grocers throughoiil the cily are wondering what influence the city milk men have with Dr. Underbill and lhe
City Health Department, Heretofore the grocers could
purchase milk from the dairies in lhe usual way, at one cent
a pint less than the householders pay, and could sell this
milk over the counter or deliver it to the homes, charging
the same price as the dairymen, and nfaking��one cent on the
f Since milk went up to eleven cents a quart, it has been
deemed wise by the dairies to cut off the grocery trade.
IJ The method of doing this is unique, in so far that the
milk dealers have operated through the City Health Department and have had the City Health Department invoke
a part of the bylaw regarding health which has never heretofore been put into force in Vancouver.
If It may be perfectly right and just that the grocers be cut
off from handling milk. It is said.not to be profitable to
them at all events. But it is strange that the Health Department should see fit at this late date to suddenly put
into effect a part of the bylaw heretofore overlooked.
f Of course a hardship is visited upon householders in thus
placing the sale and distribution of milk exclusively in the
hands of the dairies. But as to that the City Authorities
are not interested. It seems that the Vancouver Health
Department might well be looked into.
The Urgeit of church bells fines
nol sound as low a note as the big-
���test bass bell used on the stage 01
the Pantagei next,week, by the Lon-
.'.lin Singing Hell Ringers in "Moments Musical." Ihe headline attraction. This act is entirely different
from any musical act they have ever
presented, consisting of five bell ringers who arc also very pleasing sing
ers, rendering a number of good solos and ensemble selections in a
manner which will delight the ear of
the music lover. Thc hells used in
this act were cast iu England, except
the small ones, which were made in
this country, and teh factory where
they were cast has been in existence
since the thirteenth century, and
owned hy the same family for over
two hundred years.
A real little musical comedy is included1 in the bill next week, called
thc "Betting Bettys." Six winsome,
beautiful and last but not least, talented licttinas constitute the chorus,
and two master comedians balance
the company. The company, costumes, scenic effects, singing, dancing and fun-making are on a par with
most of the' big-time musical comedies.
There ' will be four other attractions, and the third episode of "The
Shielding Shadow."
Pantages Theatre
(a.  Cessate di  I'iagarini
 Alessandro   Scarlatti
(10 Povera Mamma..F. Paula Tosti
(e)   Fior  d'Amore S.   Gastftldon
(d) Apparizione    G,   I'allonc
(e) La donna  l-iissa, from "Fedora"
 Umberto  Giordano
Lc pas d'armes du  Roi Jean
(a) Le sais-tn?  J. Massenet
(|j)  Psyche   E.  Paladilhc
(c) F..xtasc  Henri Duparc
(d1) Adieu du Matin..Etnile Pessard
(e) Le vase brise .... Kthelbcrt Nevin
(a) The Parting Hour..Ellen Wright
(h) Spring  Ellen Wright
(c) Why So Pale and Wan
 C.   Hubert   II.  Parry
(d) Recompense. William Hammond
(el  Invictus   Bruno Tuhn
Book of words and translations can
he procurabcl on the evening of the
concert, thc sale of which will be under the control of the committee for
the Prisoners of War fund.
London Singing Bell Ringers
5 -   OTHER  FEATURES   - 5
Third Instalment of
PRICES   Matinees, ISc; Evening, 15c. and 25c.
Assistant: Do the shoes fit, madam?
Madam: Oh.Ves, they fit me perfectly: hul they hurt mc terrible when
t try to walk,
Ambitious Programme Arranged for
Concert  at  Hotel  Vancouver
Despite a cessation of activity in
many artistic pursuits necessitated
by the war, musical Vancouver has
by no means come to a standstill, but
has in fact taken a new lease of life.
This may bc in part due to thc fact
that hy the coming into existence of
the Vancouver Musical Society there
has been more cohesion among musical people and artists than otherwise
would have been the case. One of the
outstanding achievements of the Vancouver Musical Society is that when
so many disorganising and disintegrating influences were abroad, musical Vancouver has been held together.
The   society   has   been   formed     five
years,  but  it  is   only   now  that  its
greatest effort has been called for.
Its stability is best asserted by a
perusal of the work which is to be
put on in thc Hotel Vancouver on
Tuesday next. This has been made
possible only by the tenacity of its
conductor, Mr. George P. Hicks, and
the aid of the distinguished patrons
who are supporting the society. Efforts are no\v being made to extend
this list and if successful some very
ambitious programmes will be undertaken. The principal item on Tuesday's programme is Elgar's "For the
Fallen." This will be its first performance iu Canada. It is a very
wonderful musical composition and is
of course most fitting to the times.
The plan will be open fur subscription
on Friday and for the general public
on Saturday and succeeding days.
How Canadians Help Germany in the
Death Struggle
. . fi * fi >^< fi fi k: fi fi fi
Ontario   Nickel   Trust   Scandal on all fours with Junk
Dealers' Conspiracy
<f THE STANDARD'-has pointed out to the authorities
that a few junk men in Vancouver arc deliberately
withholding from sale immense quantities of junk which
might be of use in making munitions.
II Red Cross and Patriotic fund workers may carry on their
canvasses of the city, the troops enlisted locally may go to
the trenches, while right in our midst the cause of the
enemy is being pressed forward.
jj These junk men will sell only to pro-Germaij firms in
the United States. Their yards are located in every large
Canadian city.
fi The question of dealing with these people is similar to
the nickel supply question in Ontario. It is now alleged
that the Eruppa control the Canadian nickel supply.
I! In this connection Mr. P. A. OT'arrcl, well-known newspaper writer, has something to say:
V According to (lie Montreal .HERALD, Mr. P. A. ()'-
Farrell, recently sent a memorandum to Sir Robert |3orden
in which be declared that the great copper and nickel deposits of the Sudbury district in Ontario were being exploited for the Krupps aud the German Kmperor. lie staled that twenty-five per cent, of tlie slock of the International Nickel Company was held by New York bankers as
trustees for Krupps, who owned il in other people's names
and that the Krupps always had been and always intended
to be the largest consumers of Ontario nickel. He says
Krupps have long-time, contracts with the International
Nickel Company for 25.000,000 pounds of nickel to be delivered
One of the funniest speeches hi
that delightful farce "It Pays to Advertise," which is to he presented at
thc Vancouver Opera House, next
Friday and Saturday, with matinee,
is made hy Rodney .Martin, the rich
man's son. Kodncy having been
coerced into entering upon a business
career, decides to launch a big advertising campaign, which is not approved by his sire.
In an effort to convince him Rodney says:
"Oh! You don't believe in advertising.    I guess you do.
"What makes yon go to the theatre?
"Don't tell me. I'll tell ydu.
"It's something you've been told
about a play.
"And what you've been told, the
other fellow's been told, and the fellow that told him read it somewhere.
"95 per cent of Ihc public .arc
sheep, and all you've got to do is
to start them right and they'll fall
over'each other trying to follow the
."Do you know that the day after
Bryan endorsed Grape Juice, the
sales went tip nine thousand nine hundred and ninety-nine'gallons a day?
"Say. what kind of eggs do you
"ll Pays to Advertise" |s one nf
those plays that it would be a misfortune to miss seeing, for il supplies thc laugh treatment in altogether satisfactory quantities, besides
imparting a brisk and businesslike
tonic to the man seeking success in
the commercial world, wlm laughs
uproariously at the plot of this farce,
but departs a firm believer in the
power nf (lie press and! llie psychology oi print.
f[ Mr
to their order, "at any time, in peace or war.'
Tf one is allowed to express an opinion on the merils of a programme,
the grouping as seen  by our musical
further told Sir Robert Rordcn that "all critic nf rtallaMrench-Engltsh   and
,, , .     i ��� i i        ���     _.i i ��� r ii American composers is both fortunate
these are secret agreements bidden in the archives of Berlin and in the strong boxes of the bankers in New York.
They have all been contrived to fool the Dominion Government and the Ontario Government, and knowing that
their friends were powerful in thc Ontario Government
they have admirably succeeded in deceiving the Imperial
Government at home."
ft He charges that Canadian nickel is being withheld from
the Allies and cites the following concrete instance: "Last
January McKinnon & Dash, of Toronto, bought 400 tons
of nickel from the International Nickel Company, and resold it to an agent of the Russian Government, who arranged for its shipment from New York to Vladivostok via
the C. P. R. to Vancouver and the C. P. R. steamship route
across the Pacific Ocean. The Imperial Government was,
of course, quite willing to have this nickel delivered to Russia, but as soon as the International Trust discovered that
this nickel was to reach the Russian Government over the
Trans-Siberian Railway, on one excuse or another they
refused to deliver it. The Krupps took good care that nickel should not go by such an easy route to the Russian Government."
fl For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sew. 470 If
and happy. Mr. Emerson Abernethy,
talented Canadian baritone, who is
responsible for the above, included
in his song recital to be given,by him
at the Hotel Vancouver on Wednesday, November 29, p. so manifestly
at home with cither language and his
diction so full of artistic expression,
Vt'rdi, Tosti. Giovianp, Saint-Saens,
Massenet, Dupano, Hubert Parry. Ellen Wright and others���will form a
most delightful and entertaining evening. The plan for this recital is at
.the Hotel Vancouver, Evans' music-
store and Kent's piano house.
Mr. Abernethy is arranging to have
a book of words in thc original text
with English translations for the be-,
nefit of those who attend. The committee for the Prisoners of War fund
will have charge of this and it is the
intention of Mr. Abernethy to give
the programme for the benefit of this
worthy cause. The concert is under
thc management of Mr. I. W. Dyke.
The Programme
Scena and aria���
Credo, from "Otello,"
   Guiseppi Verdi
(DA herd of caribou,
(2) Mountain goat near Banff
(3) Fine black bear.
wing to Its Immense areas of
forest and mountain, British
Columbia has remained a
stronghold for the wilder f6rms of big
game, which at one time were fairly
numerous also In Wyoming and Montana, but Which have-practically disappeared In the United States, owing
to the advance ot settlement and In-
sufficient game protection. The heavy
snowfall which makes the ten-thou-
sand-foot-high peaks Inaccessible In
winter Is the natural refuge of the
grizzly bea(\ the mountain sheep and
the mountain gnat ���pelts and heads
of which are three of the most prized
trophies of the big game hunter,
while in the untrodden forests of the
Koatenays and the Cassiar district
the great antlered moose���the last
surviving of the prehistoric giants���
ranges undisturbed except for .the
bolder spirits who with pack horse
and canoe and guide come upon him
The moose of British Columbia are
claimed as being the largest in North
America. They are especially numerous in the northern interior of the
province; they have a particular liking for the banks of thg Flndlay and
Liard rivers. Excellent hunting can
be had in the vicinity of Atlin, and
also of Cassiar, north east of Quesnel
Lake. As the moose was protected
in the Kootenay district for a time,
the animal is again becoming numerous there. Hunting the moose Is one
of the most attractive of sports, and
happy is the hunter who succeeds in
shooting one of these antlered mon-
archs of the forest.
N'ot less fascinating than the moose
is the caribou, of which there are two
varieties, the woodland and the barren ground caribou. The caribou
develops to Its greatest size at Cassiar. Not long ago- an entry from
this place won the gold medal at an
exhibition In Vienna. Glacier, Athal-
��� tner (on the Kootenay Central Rail
way), Revelstoke, and CranorooK are
good points from which to start In
search of caribou. Hunting districts
In Lillooet can be reached from Ashcroft and Lytton.
Columbian or coast deer are found
all along the west coast of British
Columbia as far east as the Cascade
Range and all through the Crows
Nest Pass.   British Columbia has an
being north and south ot the bridge
at Chllcoten River and east and west
of the Fraser River at Chilcoe Lake.
The town of Lillooet is reached by,
stage from Lytton, Clinton or Ashcroft. Michel and Golden are good
points from which to reach the
Kootenay sheep country. The Cassiar country is easy of access.
Amongst the  giant  peaks  of  the
Increasing number of mule deer.   AI Rockies  we  And  the  home   of  the
deer of this variety also got a gold
medal prize at the Vienna exhibition.
Those deer are found over the whole
of the interior of the province, but
there are some spots which are more
congenial to them than others; they
are most plentiful In the Lillooet district. White tailed deer abound In
East Kootenay.
The bighorn or rocky mountain
sheep makes its home In the fastnesses of the Canadian Pacific Rocky
Mountains. A bighorn Is counted
upon as one of the most valued
prizes a hunter can obtain, for it Is
very difficult to get within shooting
range, The bighorn is of a suspicious, timid nature, and can travel
Rocky Mountain goat. He Is clad In
a coat of soft fluffy white, is fast and
fearless In his motions, and can
travel fleetly over precipices where
man could not attempt to climb. As
a fighter the goat Is wonderfully,
brave and can use his sharp horns ta
great advantage for himself and destruction for the dog that faces htm.
The sportsman visitor to llritish
Columbia will find' a delightful climate and general environs which will
appeal favourably to him. Guides
can be easily procured.
The Canadian Pacific Railway gives
a splendid service to the most convenient starting and outfitting points.
The  game  is  protected  by  excellent
as far over the mountain peaks in a | laws, an|l the guides, who are expert
few minutes ps a hunter can  go in   packers, are themselves keen sports-
two hours. Epicures say that the
fleSh of the bighorn is the most delicious of the world's game. ItB
massive horns make a beautiful ornament. The best ground for hunting
the bighorn Is that portion of the
Lillooet district roughly described as
men and familiar with the haunts of
the animals they help to hunt.
In addition to the garie alreadr
inentioned the hunter in British Columbia may chance to have a shot
at panther, elk, wildcat, antelope or
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previous year, and tch prop rtioi    t raw material to finish-mire
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siill difficulty in procuring materials from abroad, in spite
ol iln- relatively high prices in Canada. In value September
imports wen- slightly I.---, than those of August, but the
dutiable goods alone represented a sum almost equal to
the total imports for September,  1915.    Exports of merchandise amounted to .'������' 2.271,39 :   r $22,896,451 more than
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Head Office: 839 Hastings St. West, Vancouver, B.C.
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The above is the motto of one of the largest
firms in British Columbia. The sum of Ten Dollars
will be given to the person whose envelope is first
opened  containing  the  correct  name  of  the  firm.
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For Printing���The STANDARD)���Sey. 470
1    A notable incident during the past month has been thc
action taken by the Live Stock Commissioner of/Saskat-
I chewan  and  by the  Dominion authorities to procure  the
co-operation "f the banks i;i stopping the exportatidfi of
young stock lo the United Siaic-.-and in interesting  farmers iu the purchase oi ' reeding stock. Si- great was the
movement of live ..tod. into the Union Stock Yards at
j Winnipeg that it became necessary lor the railways to re-
j fuse i" accept shipments for a limited period.    The high
! cosl nf grain and for oilier food stuffs is causing tin- farmers  to   hesitate  to  carry   cattle   through   the   winter   for
fattening next Spring.
Several of the metals which have reached an exceptionally high price are row being produced in consid-
| erable quantities in Canada, as for instance, copper, spel-
| ter, lead and nickel. The production of all metals in 1915
amounted to $77.(146.0X2. This year both in volume and
price there is a very marked increase. Nickel is being
produced in quantities equal to the capacity of the plant
at present available for'the treatment of ore, and additional
plan! is imw in course of construction. The total value
of the output of nickel is higher than that of any other
metal produced in Canada. The amount produced last
year was valued at $20,423,348. and this year thc estimate
is at least $22,<KX>,(KX).
Among the valuable metals which arc found in small
quantities and for which an increased demand has been
created by present conditions is molybdenum, which is
found in Renfrew, Ontario, and in thc Nelson district of
British Columbia. New discoveries have also been made
recently in the Alice Arm district of British Columbia. At
present the price is $1.00 per Ib. for 90 per cent, concentrates, and  in  the United States an  even higher price is
* -tt ft
Dodge Brothers, motor car manufacturers, brought
injunction proceedings iii the Wayne circuit court the
latter part of last week to restrain Henry Ford, president
of the Ford Motor Co.. from carrying out his plans for
the enlargement of the company's business. The complainants made thc pica that Mr. Ford's scheme of expansion would place their interests as stockholders in
jeopardy and that the $52,550,771 of surplus funds should
he distributed among the stockholders.
In reply Mr. Ford issued a statement denying that his
plans would do anything but make the interests of the
stockholders still more valuable. Me cites also thai the
original Dodge investment was about $10,000; that they
have already received $5,715,500 in dividends, and $27,-
1100.000 in  orders fur motor car parts.
dy in Ku-
r. food. 1 ;.-' y'.port-
est ei  cut of
tificial  httili : ������  rials;  - Ir. F. J. Tone, forme*; vi cnl        I ricaa
y   tin
le I        nverl h nil   igen
���    roj  3,000,-
I'.tne v
! .-.ll-   .. ere
tor tne
an  infi-
nieiii. of
nite number ol tnmgs o   plel
soldiers and sailors. _r
"The temporary scheme of insurance embodied in t'i
new  act will remain in operation fur five
present   date,  nr   for   three   years  after   the
the war, whichever may be longer. The rates of contri-I-
billion and benefit are thc same as iu the original acl o
1911, which applied P- the building, engineering and ship
building trade:-. Contributi ns al the rate ot lo cent- :
week will be pajd by means of unemployment insurance
stamps affixed to an unemployment book by ihe employer,
who may then recover the workmen's share by deduction
from his wages. Tin benefits amount to $1.68 a week up
to a maximum nf 15 weeks in any 12 months. Un and
after Sept. 4 it will be an offence m employ workpeople
in any of the trades mentioned above or on munitions
work without paying tin- unemployment insurance contributions due."
"It is generally overlooked,'' says 11. [.. Baekland in an
arti le on "Renewing the Earth from the Air." in Scrib-
ner's for November, "that the problem of tiitiric acid fur
war purposes, if intelligently handle.'., can  be arranged in
" \ ��� far as tl    matt' r standi at present, it i siderably
in   expei sive to fix nitrogen tmdi m nf nitrates
than under that of ammi imiil.    >'.i in times of
pea e the latter ought tn be relied upon, so thai in times
.if war it could be converted int ��� nitric acid, which does
not   r.-'iiiire   much   additional   installation.     Furthermore,
1 'be  tbe fact that cyanamid requires fr.jm five to six times less
ltnation  or j electric current  for furnishing  thc same amount of nitric
acid tnati il tne car process is use.! means
inch as to the
all the!
monia in this
Debts i
excess of
York banl
105 millio
last. If tl
debt, it is
power installation.
les another consideration lo interfere with
The rapid construction   if   ur by-product
icreasing considerably '-ur supply oi mi-
mntry.    ll is promised that, by l'M7. from
lone  we  shall  have  annually 400,000 t<���:'-,  of
This, of course, involves that our
on. oi   . hich the coke industry is dependent,
ii al  the present  rale."
f -.lie seven largest nations in the war arc in
5 billions, compared with 27 billions at the war's
according to statistics compiled by a Xew
. The daily cost "i tin- war is estimated to be
is, ::- compared with 'to millions a day in April
e war ends next year the annual interest on'the
:stimated, will he $3,800,000,000 yearly.
Does not have to seek a position.   A position seeks him.    Business  men  seek   "Success"   graduates.    We
cannot supply the demand.    Why not get ready now?    Our Fall Term opens September 5th.
COR.  10TH AVE. AND MAIN ST., VANCOUVER       Schools from Coast to  Coast      Phone Fair. 2075
Moose m Nbrtfiern Ontario
.Eo 3fahegtorg
Principal repayableNlst October, 1919.
Interest payable hajf-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free
of exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent
per annum from the ds/te of purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and
accrued interest, as t/he equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment
made under any futiure war loan issue in Canada other than an issue of
Treasury Bills or otfc er like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission c f one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognised bond and stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications
for this stock which 'bear their stamp.
For application; forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
OCTOBER 71*. 1*16.
(1)   Moose  Hunting   Party  In  Camp.(2)  A Trophy. (3)  Csljing the   Moote.
THOUGH perhaps not so famous'game f-om their secure homes in
for its big game as British Co-1 the recesses of the vast woods,
lumbia or New Brunswick, On- and now they are forced to shelter'
tario Possesses many valuable wild themselves under scantier cover
���r-imals, which the hunter loves to than v.ould satisfy them formerly,
pursue in the fall and early winter. Furthermore, the season has been
None ot the game of this province extended from November 15 to the
Ib more interesting than the moose, end of the month.
He is to be found in many haunts, | Not long ago. the delightful sport
but his favorite resorts seem to be of hunting big game was confined i
in the Timagami district, aro___d to the male sex, but now it is quite
Desbarats, Bisco,_ Missanabie, and fashionable to see ladies with rifles
White River, and "is often to be in hand out on the hunting grounds.
1MB in the region stretching from and often their aim is steady as'
Foirt William to V.'abigoon Lake, j tliat of some of the members of the ]
This season the hunters in North! sterner s^x. just as there is some-
em Ontario are sure to have an ex-j thing of an accomplishment about j
ceptionally giod time, for the great; a skilled fisherraa:*. there is also |
forest fires that have recently oc-1 something of an acco: tplishment I
curred there  have driven  the    big | about   a   competent   moo_*e   Lunter. |
There are two methods of hunting
the moose���the "calling" and the
"still hunting." 'ihe "calling" is
dLne early in the season, and in
fine falls. 0
In the cold weather the "still hunting" is adopted. The details of
these methods, and particulars as
to how the moose feed "down wind"
and how the hunters pursue their
prey "up wind" should be learned
by many novices in the bracing and
healthful atmosphere of the woods
of Northern Ontario during the present hunting season.
��� i EIGHT
The style you want at a price you
are glad to pay; $15, $20, $25,
and upwards to $40	
BETTER SUITS AT $20, $25, $30, and $35
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Like thousands of other women you can serve
���ft wtTsar.^ -*.������
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ber of the fan
of it and of f
is by far the
One worn,
and hurry aw
think every d
which starts the day "RIGHT" for every mem-
who uses NABOB COFFEE loves the rich flavor
11 the Coffees in Western Canada today NABOB
most popular.
in says: "My husband used to swallow his coffe_
jy to his office.   Now we have NABOB and you'd
ay was Sunday the way he lingers over his break-
Have You an Electrical
Breakfast Table?
If not, why not?
fl You place the electric toaster on one side and
the toast is prepared in front of your eyes.
ft Or your grill stove, equally handy, cooks the
eggs above and toasts underneath.
ff And on the other side, the electric coffee percolator or tea pot rapidly prepares the morning
Could anything be handier?
f Besides, look al the pleasure you have cooking
independently of a hot stove at any time of the
day, in llie afternoon when company calls or in
the evening, after theatre.
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1138 Granville
Phone Se>\
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��� it  land  in  the  uld
(Continued from last week)
In looking back to the state of the
Country at and prior to the repeal
of the Corn Laws, one wonders why
such a slate of mailers should have
continued so long, and the answer is
the greed and rapacity of the landholders and the ignorance and lack of
political power of the middle and
working classes of the country, The
same observation applies to the present as to the past. The corporation
interests are well protected, and there
is no cohesion among the working
classes, and their jealousy and ignorance prevents them from obtaining
any real progress. Thc corporations
are always ready to purchase the
right to public undertakings for their
own benefit. Gas, water, electric
light, tramways, light railways, are
still to a great extent owned by public companies, instead of being owned
hy the people. As a city grows the
profits from these undertakings grow
at an enormous rate, the aggregation
of the people have created the source
which supplies the demand. For undertakings, therefore, ou such a large
scale the people should own what
they create, and use it for their own
benefit, instead of allowing it to be
farmed out to be worked by public
companies, who pay big dividends to
shareholders abroad and have no
more regard orf tllc city than what
they get out of it. Nothing has conduced so much graft as allowing public utilities to be wosked by public
companies through municipal, provincial, or Dominion legislatures,
The railways in this country arc a
scandal. The Dominion and Provincial Governments lend and guarantee
all the money, and thc railway corporations manage and own it. If the
public furnish and guarantee the nn nicy, they should, control and work the
railways through a railway department. The public then would have a
better, cheaper and more effective
service. Railway companies to a
large extent get the benefit of protective tariffs by raising the railway
rates. What would you think of a
business man who allowed his servant to call in anyone he pleased to
run his establishment, or who allowed his servant to contract for outside work with anyone he pleased?
This is precisely what the public are
allowing parliament to do in regard
to thc railways. Parliament is now
thc master, and the public who should
bc thc master stands and looks on and
pays the bills. We try a Conservative government and then a Liberal
government, but find out that we are
no better with either of them, until
we take direct control of our own
business, and this can only be done
by direct legislation through the Initiative, Referendum and Public Veto.
Although the Referendum is in use
in municipal affairs in regard to cat;
we have not seen it in parliamentary
affairs in this province until Mr. W.
J. Bowser introduced it to decide
prohibition and women's suffrage. It
should not, however, be left to the
whim of a politician to give or refuse. It should bc made a part of
thc constitution, and the Initiative
and Veto should be introduced as
well as the Referendum. The Initiative means that if five or six or
seven per cent, or whatever per cent-
age may be fixed, of thc electors petition parliament in regard to the application of the Referendum to any
piece of legislation which they desire
to sec passed, the parliament would
have to arrange to have the matter referred to the electors. The Initiative
docs not leave tlic matter to the caprice of thc members, but it is their
duty to refer on receiving the petition. In the same way, if legislation
is passed by parliament which the el
ector,, do not wish, they
Initiative and present a petition,
signed by the requisite proportion of
the electors, requesting parliament to
refer the undesirable legislation to
the electorate, and they may then
veto it if they wish to do so. Tin-
recall of a member may be made who
not acting in accordance with the
wishes of the electorate, lu ihis way
thc people arc the blasters of their
own house, instead of allowing tlie
members of parliament to decide the
This kind of government has been
in use in Switzerland for about fifty
years and has given the people of
that country satisfaction. There is
no king nor emperor there and Switzerland is admittedly the best governed country in the world. It is also
in use In New Zealand and in Australia to a limited extent. In newer
countries which are divested of all
In thc State of Oregon it is allowed
free play, and' the people now recognise that it is an effectual means of
lilling graft. Many valuable franchises arc sold away to greedy corporations who get in at the backdoor
of parliament, and bribe needy and
avaricious members to sell the public
rights to companies who care more
for dividends than service to the public. Tliere is not a single case of
mismanagement of any undertaking
where the public has retained control. It cannot bc long now when
this country will have to shoulder
the burden of the responsibility of
working the railways for the public
good. The Initiative. Referendum.
Veto and Recall should all he made
a part of the constitution before the
transfer of the railways arc carried
out, so that the electors may exercise
complete authority over their representatives. No more money should
be paid to railway companies or any
other companies without having complete control. It would be far better
for the government to operate the
railways than to pay away the money
to men who can spend it as they wish,
and over whom they have no control
whatever. If the railway companies
cannot manage the railways, it would
be better to allow the undertaking to
go into liquidation in thc same way
as any other company or corporation
would have to do if they became insolvent, and so embarrassed that they
were unable to carry on. Thc public
would then be able to put the railways at a reasonable price. The electors ought to have the control over
all public utilities within the city. The
Initiative, Referendum. Veto and Recall should be adopted by every city
and town in Canada. In the city of
Glasgow thc public have the control
of gas, electric light, tramways, play
grounds, botanic gardtelis, libraries,
museums, water supply, streets, roatls
and side walks, harbors, public markets, and slaughter houses, which corporations formerly controlled for
them for their own profit. These are
now controlled by the public through
the city council representatives. They
give better service, employ more men,
pay higher wages, arc in cvery way
more satisfactory, and earn a substantial profit to the city, which is
expended in making more improvements and in paying better wages.
This is one of thc ways in which we
will get rid of those clamorous corporations which are continually crying for protection. Put them under
public control and there will be no
need for protection.
I have stated the position with regard to public utilities, and I now
come to deal with the land . There
should be free trade in land and al!
restrictions regarding its transfer
should bc abolished.   As I have dealt
country. I ui. li in indii .it-. ��hat the
rem. dy i- and how it cai bi obtained
ivifhou)   fricl my   jhswer   is,
remove iln- restrictions which hinder
;i d >'o- i-ii.i . 'flip est; tes ::i Great
llritain liave remain, d for centuries
unbrol en, the reason being thai
younger children ,:,, r..u get any
share of them al tile death of their
ancestors. The eldest son gets all
the landed estate and the v.-linger
sons either find a pine in the ehureji,
jin lhe army ,,r navy, or  in
.ui  me armv ,,r navy, or  in  DUSII1CSSS.
ii  Use  the i  *     .
Ihis law i,i primogeniture keeps estates intact. There is al- i lhe law nf
entail, which cut- off the succession
tn a certain series of heirs, and prevents the heir of entail in possession
from burdening the hind. Ile may
then incur debt-, and creditors are
helpless, because he is only personally responsible. This law must be
abolished as well as the law of primogeniture. The single lax should be
introduced and landlords ought to be
taxed double on all land which Ihey
hold beyond a certain limited extent.
If tllis were done the land problem
would rectify itself in a very short
time, and instead of having 15,0.10
landed proprietors in Great Britain,
there would be eight or nine millions
who. with their families, would form
about thirty nr forty millions of the
In Canada the same problem is facing us. Speculators have bought up
large tracts of the best land iu the
country, anil are holding it. They
have purchased it from the government at $2.50 or $5 per acre, aud have
paid a deposit of 5(1 cents per acre,
and on this land, in many instances,
they are not paying the balance of
the principal, nor interest. Interest
only commencing to run from the
time that thc land is surveyed, the
survey sometimes not taking place
for many years. Nobody is allowed
to possess more than a section of
land in this country, but this law
is too often disregarded, and is not
Strictly enforced. I think, however,
that the quantity which one party
should be allowed to possess should
be restricted to 1(50 acres, and bona
fide farmers would then lie able to obtain the best of land nearer to transportation facilities, and on reasonable
I do nut favor any socialistic
scheme for carrying mi business in
thc country-, as you will see from the
position which I have taken up with
regard to land in respect that I have
advdeatexi its subdivision into small
farms, so as to enable eight or nine
million families to subsist as proprietors in independent homes of their
own. Homes of a country are more
important than churches, schools,
libraries, or picture galleries. The
home should bc the abode of true
earthly happiness, and it is in the
home where the foundation of character is laid. Socialism would abolish
all this, and make the state the parent,
a condition which is wholly unnatural, for even thc dumb animals have
by instinct the care of their offspring
until they can take care of themselves. \
Manufactories will have pcrhaj'S to
bc conducted on a co-operative] system, and the employees will be entitled to a proportion of the pi/ofits.
I am aware that many undertakings
arc now carried on under a condition
of this kind, with satisfactory results.
Thc workmen interested in the production and! output of the factory
will give better service, and see! that
his fellow workmen render a similar
service. It will be better in the] end
both for the' employer and the/employee. It will tend to avert strikes,
which are ruinous both to the employer and workmen alike, ami far more
disastrous to the public weal. With
all these problems and many n.lore
pressing for solution, it requires
strong and able men, of high character and above suspicion, of favorrtng
graft giving corporations, to guiijl'e
the destinies of Canada. \
Visit the
(Between Robson and Smythe)
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 SUad-rd Bank Bldf.
V-Uicotivar, B.C.
graduates or high school students to
take shorthand or business courses
and pay for same from salary earned
after graduation. Only a limited
number accepted on this plan. Apply
at once in own handwriting to
Success Business College, Vancouver, B. C.
TAKE NOTICE that Robert George
Johnston, whone address Is Inverness Tost Office, Skeena River,
B. <"*., will apply for ti lieen.se to take
and use 20 mlner'H Inches ol" water out
of nn unnamed stream which Clows
Easterly (N.E. nnd S.E.) and dniiii.-
into Schooner Pass, River'a Inlt-r,
through llie liuid covered by W. P.
Man-hunt's application I'or a lease on
the northerly shore of Schooner Pass,
about three-quarters of a mile northerly from lhe north end of Pendleton
Island. The water will be diverted
from the stream nt a point about twenty-two chains east of tlie S.W. Corner
of L. 3Hli, Tt. II, Coast District, and will
lie used I'or steam and nii.scellaneotis
liurposes upon tin- land described In
W. 1'. Merchant's application for a
lease. This notice was posted on the
ground on the lith day of November,
1910. A copy of tiiis notice and an
application pursuant thereto and to the
"Water Act, Ilill." will be filed In the
office of the Water Recorder at Vancouver, 11. C. Objections to the application may be filed Willi the said
Water Recorder or with tire Cotnptrol-
ler of water Rights, Parliament Bul
dinus, Victoria. P.. C, within thirty
days alter the first appearance of tliis
notice in a local newspaper.
The date of tlie  first  publication of
tliis notice is November JStln Win.
r. a. JOHNSTONi Applicant.
By (*. II. Ellaoott, Agenl.
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jn One of our ���  -
Eight Vessels "8" in Regular Service
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and "North by West in the Sunlight," and particulars on Special Fares,
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Take Car to Columbia Avenue Phone Seymour 806
ri'iiilumi   from   11 <'ii 11 li y  < 'on *   I n
thf l-'niNiT Valley.
Pnstcrutzed ami Clurifled in our
Siiuitui'.i   Dairy.
Sent lo Von in SicriljEvil Dottle**
Puce,     ('lean,     "H hole*oim-     mid
Hundreds of
Ore   IhrlvliiK   mi   Moti-Van   Milk,
the milk that hundreds of mothers are finding i)��n> mid safe
for tlieir b.ibirs u\u\ growing
children, ifl likely to prove pure
a ml   mii fo   for   your   lill lv   oiicn.
Its cleanliness, uniformity and
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while its hiuli food value makes
It  it   very  economical   food.
Give the children Iota of Sou-
Van   Mill*,,   uhq   it   for  making
their milk puddings, use it for
all domestic purposes,
Phone Fair. 12112 . and we'll
send you ii trlul holtle of Vancouver's  finest  milk.
(South Vancouver Milk Co.)
20TII   AVE.   and   FItASI_.Il   ST.
The man and wife whose frcqucrtt
quarrels had become a neighborhoooJ
scandal wlcre severely reprimanded ^
by the priest.
"Why," said the priest,, "the cat,
and dog that- you have agree bette./
than that." I
"May be," said Patrick, "but i/ust
tie them together and see what -(lap-
Pat went to a druggist tn get i*n
empty bottle. Selecting one that an'
swered his purpose, he asked:
"How much?"
"Well," said the cleric, "if you
want thc empty bottle .it'll be one
cent, but if you have something put'
in it we won't charge anything for
the bottle." .
"Sure, that fair enough," observed Pat.   "Put in a cork.",
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Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymea, 48
Hastings St. K��� and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C
rl0,000 WATCHES and CLOCKS
I  wanted to clean and repair at the
\ factory; 438 RICHARDS STREET.
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