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Vol. IV, No. 19���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
Every Saturday by the Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited
George la*. Murray, Editor
Corner  Thirtieth  Avenue   and   Main   Street,   South   Vancouver,   B. C.
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"The truth at -UI timet firmly standi
And shall from age to age endure."
HENCEFORTH our message will go out
under the name of the SATURDAY
CHINOOK, and we hoist a new emblem
to the people of British Columbia���the sign of the
It is unusual for newspapers to adopt what might
be styled a crest. But if it is good for families, factories and communities, there seems no reason why
a newspaper should not raise aloft a worthy mark.
In making the changes in the name of this journal, it was decided that some figure should be found
to go with the title. Naturally one turned to books
on peerages and heraldry for a suggestion. Here let
it be stated that through all the pages of standard
works upon these subjects, there appeared no family
coat-of-arms, no crest, no standard from which might
be drawn an idea for the bringing forth of a suitable
crest for the SATURDAY CHINOOK.
All the great families of England, of France, of
Germany, and of the other countries of Europe, have
their proud arms. Though they bear in many cases
Latin legends extolling truth, virtue and honor, these
arms almost invariably glorify the practice of bloodletting. Place all the coats-of-arms of Europe before you on the floor and you would have a fine
conglomeration of daggers, battle-axes, thumbscrews, swords, boars' heads, spurs, spears, crowns,
coronets, lions, snakes, thistles, eagles, ravens, crows
���figures of objects which have to do with wars,
feuds, slaughter, murder, and the other pastimes of
the dark ages.
Times have been changing in British Columbia.
The day is at hand when this Province must put its
band to the plough. British Columbia, now repentant of her past few years of bubble-chasing, must
humble herself. We cannot reap where we have
not sown. In the words of the Prophet, we must
Therefore, the emblem of the SATURDAY
CHINOOK will be the sign of the plough.
"It is not known where he that invented the
plough was born," says Colton, "nor where he died;
yet he has effected more for the happiness of the
world than the whole race of heroes and conquerors
who have drenched it with tears, and manured it
with blood, and whose birth, parentage and education have been handed down to us with a precision
precisely proportionate to the mischief they have
Our hope is to broaden the field of the SATURDAY CHINOOK. We are lowering the yearly
rate to one dollar a year. That we have come
through the past three and a half years of trial and
tribulation with a good record and a profit on the
right side of the books proves that in this Province
the SATURDAY CHINOOK has a niche to fill.
Mr. George M. Murray, who was at the helm
when the paper was first launched, is today the
editor and manager of the paper and printing and
publishing house from which the SATURDAY
CHINOOK is issued. We wish to thank those
who have stood by the paper in the past, and promise, with the continued support of old friends and
the new support which the improvement from time
to time in the character of the paper will warrant,
that the SATURDAY CHINOOK will continue
to be a clean-cut, independent, fearless journal,
fighting for the best interests of the people of this
THE prohibition question having now become
a vital issue in the affairs of British Columbia, it is incumbent upon every loyal-hearted
citizen of the Province to give it the most earnest
consideration. The citizens will be called upon
within a very short time to record their votes on a
plebiscite on the simple issue as to whether or not
they wish the bars abolished throughout the Province. This question has now been before every
other Province in the Dominion and each of them
has adopted or is about to adopt some form of prohibition. Should British Columbia follow suit, this
great Dominion will have gripped and solved a problem which for centuries has baffled the efforts of
older lands, and will have shown an example to the
Empire fraught with far-reaching and enormously
beneficial effects.
To this young country of ours, so steadily growing into national manhood, and destined to take its
place in the councils of the Empire at no distant date,
the opportunity has come to give a lead in one of
the greatest moral reforms of the age. Our freer
institutions, the lightness with which old world traditions and customs sit upon us, the fact that vested
interests have not yet completely submerged liberties
of people, make it comparatively easy for us to cut
loose from hoary-headed abuses. To the new nations,
with the freshness and vigor of their young life and
ideals has been awarded the task of leading the
world in moral reform as well as in material progress. British Columbia is now called upon to line
up with the sister Provinces in taking one of those
great forward steps which go far towards the world's
betterment. The abolition of the bar as an institution throughout Canada's fair domain, is required
by the highest moral considerations. Its tentacles
reach out to, touch and poison every department of
the national life. The home, that most sacred of all
places, the individual character, politics, nothing escapes its blighting influence. It is the magnet that
draws to it the criminal elements in our midst who
hatch their crimes in its privacy. Drink and crime
as every judge tells us, are invariably associated.
Our prisons and asylums would be half empty but
for it. Every quality of life that goes to the making of a high-minded, vigorous and noble people is
undermined, even destroyed, in exact ratio to their
drinking habits. This is no theory but well established scientific faet.
No thinking British Columbian who has his own
welfare at heart, the wellbeing of his fellows, and
of his Province, now that the opportunity is at hand,
can hesitate for a moment in abolishing this menace.
Especially must he take seriously to heart the interests of the rising generation. There is not a man or
woman among us, even those who have acquired the
drinking habit, who would wish to see their sons and
daughters followers of John Barleycorn. But if
they sanction the maintenance among us of an insti-
tuiton whose sole interest and purpose is to create
and foster the drink habit, how great is their responsibility! There is growing in the country a noble
spirit of pride in our magnificent heritage, and a
great belief in its destiny. Canada is sacrificing herself unstintedly on the altar of high ideals. We look
to her emerging from the turmoil of this war purified, higher toned, more spiritually deepened. It is
due to our children that we should place them in circumstances better fitted for the expression of those
higher ideals than we have enjoyed. There can be
no doubt that by abolishing the sale of liquor we are
taking a decided step in this direction for British
When the legislation of a country is dominated
and shaped by a privileged class, creed or vested
interest to the extent that the people's will is rendered nugatory, that country is in a more or less degraded and enslaved condition. The liquor interest has always and everywhere laid its leaden grip
on the levers of legislation, and barred the way when
the people, rendered desperate by their danger, made
efforts to throw off the yoke. That eminent statesman. Lord Rosebery, long ago told the people of
the British Isles that if they did not gain control of
the liquor traffic it would very soon control them.
That condition of moral degradation has not yet
been reached by the Province of British Columbia,
but it is on the way. The committee of financial
men who followed the Business Men's Prohibition
Committee to Victoria in un endeavor to counteract
their efforts, gave it as their opinion that were prohibition granted it would entail financial disaster in
the Province, so bound up with the liquor interest
was the financial stability of the Province. If this
be true what more unfortunate, dangerous and immoral condition could we be in? What better argument could we urge for the immediate suppression of the traffic while yet we have the power?
Let the people think deeply and broadly on this question. They will find the moral argument for prohibition unassailable.
Next week the economic argument for prohibition will be dealt with.
SOME people refer to it as the McBride Government, others as the McBride-Bowser Government, and yet others dignify it by the name
of Conservative Government. We had occasion to
meet some days ago a prominent man from the Interior who has always been a staunch Conservative.
He is in fact a kinsman of the Hon. Sir Hugh John
Macdonald, of Winnipeg, son of the late Sir
John A.
"Some of us up there call it the Floater Government," said this gentleman. There is not a floater
in the country but will back McBride up when he
comes to the country.
"The floaters love McBride. Does he not furnish them with work on these railways? Do not the
floaters wax fat in the gambling business and general
vice which attaches to towns upon big railroad construction? The floaters love McBride. They will
vote for him and give money to swell his campaign
"This is a great government for the floaters, but
heaven help the poor taxpayer."
"Government of the floaters, for the floaters, by
the floaters" should be the war cry of Sir Richard
when he next comes to the country.
WHY THE VISIT of the submarines I.O.U. and
her sister at the Evans-Coleman dock? The answer is that Sir Richard in moving from place to
place any more fears to show himself to the people.
Hence for a jaunt to Westminster, he rings for a
submarine, climbs down the hatchway, shoots into
the oozy depths and is landed up at the head of
Burrard Inlet, or wheresoever he may wish to land,
from whence he may cut across the woods to New
Westminster, or take a quiet route to any other quarter desired.
ROBERT McBRIDE'S new party seems to have
been strangled to death some hours after birth. The
people have learned to beware of the name McBride. If Bob wants a new party he should disguise
himself and travel under an assumed name.
seems to be able to stir up more trouble for the powers that be than any other man in the country. He
does it so gracefully, so deftly, so effectively! Cow-
per is a quiet specimen of politician. When he
speaks in public he usually has something to say.
He says it and shuts up. He writes much as he
speaks. A plain man, not tarred heavily with the
party brush, a man with a definite message for the
people���Mr. Cowper is one of the most promising
of the forty-two candidates the Liberals have nominated in British Columbia.
BE IT KNOWN that all this exposure of Mr. H.
H. Stevens' association with the Dominion Trust
Company follows upon a little rough plowing done
by the CHINOOK in this field. Some months ago
we intimated that Mr. Stevens was in on the deal to
the extent of having been a good agent at Ottawa
in fooling the Federal Government into reposing confidence in the late managing director.
IT HAS JUST COME to light that the promoter
of the South Vancouver brewery had not actually
purchased the site for the brew house from the
C.P.R., but had bought an option on a couple of
acres. He is alleged to have told the C.P.R. officials that he wanted the ground for an industrial
site. "What are you going to manufacture?" he
was asked. "Inside finishing," was the ready response of the promoter.
THE "PROVINCE" PUTS forward the anti-
prohibition arguments of Joseph Howe, uttered
fifty years ago.
The waters carried the commerce of the world,
turned mill wheels, irrigated dry lands, he said.
Yet, he asked, because floods wiped out whole villages, carried men and women to their death, destroyed crops, would we do away with water?
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whiskey, every bottom in the British Navy would be
destroyed in a week.
AND LOTS MORE people would want to be
sailors, the office joker says.
* * *
THE WHISKEY THAT Joe Howe took was
not the kind of kill-at-forty-rod peddled over Vancouver bars today.
MOST OF THE WHISKEY sold in Vancouver
is made from chemicals. Some of it is made of dynamite.
THE COTTINGHAM shooting case isn't going
to make the whiskey business any more popular in
>f    >f    tf
IT WOULD BE interesting to have a photograph
of Sir Dick McBride, Doc Young, Tom Taylor,
and the Honorable W. R. Ross, discussing prohibition plans.
* * *
IT WOULD BE as interesting as a snap-shot of
Sir Rodmond Roblin, Coldwell, Howden and Dr.
Montague planning oul moral reform legislation.
A DESPATCH SAYS that because Roblin and
his gang were ministers of the Crown, they were beyond the law, that consequently they cannot be punished even if guilty.
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BEFORE THE PEOPLE of Canada can get
back to the land, it will be necessary for them to get
back the land.
A MAN IN THE Peace River country took 1000
bushels of oats off ten acres. That's alright, but a
man would need nearly a thousand dollars to get to
the Peace River country from Vancouver.
* * *
MR. H. H. STEVENS, M.P.. had a fine plan
to colonize Agassiz. Isn't there enough business appertaining to his office to keep Mr. Stevens busy
without forcing him to advise the city council where
to head in?
SOME ONE SAYS that by having a day labor
system the municipality is losing three hundred dollars a month. Better have day labor than contract
and have the contractors graft three thousand a
gone on record as being in favor of direct legislation.   Progress is the watchword.
THE LIBERAL LEADER, Mr. Brewster, with
Honest John Oliver, addressed a meeting up country presided over by Mr. John Keene, an oldtime
Liberal. "Mr. Brewster will address you until he
is tired," said the chairman in introducing the speakers, "then Oliver will address you until you are
IT IS SAID THAT Honest John is going to get
all the voles in the Dewdney Riding. His opponent's chief claim on fame is that he stands and talks
like Dick McBride.
In Multiples of $5,000  at  8 per cent, on
inside revenue producing business property.
Our client will only consider property  that
is now paying its way.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
Keeler's Nursery
Grower and Importer of Plants, Bulbs, Roots and Shrubs
Cut Flowers and Design
Work  a  specialty.
Flowering and Ornamental Shrubs for Spring and
Fall  planting.
One  hundred varieties  of
Roses  of  Choice  Sorts
and  three  hundred  varieties  of  Dahlias.
Phone Fairmont 8l7
The Cost of Operating Electric
Household Appliances is
Merely Nominal.
The actual cost of current for Electric Household Appliances is
out of all proportion to the comfort and convenience provided, 'his
being especially true during the summer months.
Look over this table of hourly cost of operation.
Coffee Percolator
zy2 cents  per hour
Electric Grill
4 to sy2 cents per hour
Electric Iron
4 to 5 cents
per hour
Electric Washer
3 cents  per hour
Electric Toaster
5 cents per hour
N.B.���Appliances used for cooking are operated only a fraction of
an hour per meal. The cost of others depends upon the duration
of their use.
We will be pleased to demonstrate these appliances at our salesrooms.
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Do You Want Bigger  Poultry Profits?
A ft'w'ye.'irs ago poultry raising was a comparatively easy matter.
But today it is different. With the cost of feed going up���with competition growing keener and keener���with the rapidly increasing number
of truly scientific poultry raisers���the man who now raises poultry at
a profit simply MUST learn the business from the bottom up.
mi ���������jj,e must know* how to feed and firced for eggs���how to get the
jjniQst rapid growth for market���how to most successfully breed for
sfiow purposes. He must know the short cuts to success. He must
study the experience of others.
The poultry raising course of the International Correspondence
Schools comprises 24 practical lessons for home study. It represents
the experience of the most successful poultry raisers in the world as
well as our own wide experience on thc Rancocas Farm at Brown's
Mills. N. J.���the world's largest poultry farm.
For any information regarding any of the T. C. S. courses (and we
have 284 to choose from) see ,      Bi   .1 t'S'lt?
W. H. Coulter
Local Manager
THERE, on the left, is loco, British Columbia's newest town, j
It looks from a distance like a postage stamp on the broad sweep I
which rises from the shores of the Inlet, east of North Vancou-.
ver. loco is owned by John D. Rockefeller, and within the limits of j
loco are stored hundreds of thousands of gallons of petrol. An oil j
tanker carrying the sign of the Standard Oil Company is anchored in
the stream off loco. From the train the figures of scores of men may [
be seen as they work along the waterfront at loco.
Leading from loco, up the hill and eastward, may be seen a
neW trail.   If one were to follow that trail, it would lead him to the!
pages of a new chapter in the development of British Columbia.    It j
goes up the hill and down the other side of the hill and on into ai
valley.   And in this valley there is a colony of back-to-the-landers.
The ground up in there was controlled by the Dominion Government
up to about a year ago.   It was located in what is known as the railway belt.   The Government threw a whole township open for settlement, selling the land by auction.   Whole twenty acre blocks went
for as low as $100 and the govenment allowed easy terms of payment.
Thus a great number of settlers were induced to come into loco and
at Sunnyside, back a mile or so, they are working out their salvation,
proving that British Columbia land may be cleared profitably by the
chap who wants to work and proving that life on one of those twenty-
acre tracts, when a man owns it outright, is well worth living.
Near loco, to thc west, is some kind of a broken-down "industrial" concern. The dock which had been built but a few years
ago had already fallen into the water. There was a bit of a clearing
in which stood a group of cheap buildings, one surmounted by a high
smoke stack. In the palmy days, we were informed, a smooth promoter had come to Vancouver and had promoted a company to manufacture something or other at this place. Our informant said that
the promoter had the buildings erected, merely for scenic purposes,
that nothing had ever been manufactured at the spot, but that the promoter had made well out of the concern, while many Vancouver people had invested their good money, only to lose it���to lose their money
and their faith in Vancouver as a manufacturing city.
To the right of the splendid roadbed of the Canadian Pacific,
as the train, hauled by a giant engine which burned John D. Rockefeller's oil, sped onwards the Fraser Valley, we entered and passed,
like a shot, the "city" of Barnet. Men were busy at the big mill there
and some said that munitions of war were being manufactured within.
We thought of a recent interview with a certain politician who had
taken from a Provincial Voters' List the names of all the voters in
Barnet���the voters of a year or so ago. This politician had endeavored to meet the voters personally, but upon visiting Barnet found
that only a corporal's guard had been left of the hundreds upon the
list. Some were fighting before Achi Baba, others had gone to
Brazil, some had enlisted with the first contingent and were in Flanders. Likely there will not be many votes to poll at Barnet when
the Provincial elections come round. And we may trust our political
friend to see that there will be no impersonation.
Above Barnet rose the Mountain, and as we slipped by its base,
one thought of the' man who owned the top of Barnet Mountain���
A. V. C. MacPherson, the "Happy Jack" MacPherson, of race
horse fame. He died leading the Fifth Royal Scots against the Turks
somewhere in the Dardanelles country. MacPherson had lived at
Edmonds, where he had cleared much land and built many pleasant
We had talked with MacPherson one time in 1912 at Edmonds. He told us at that time of the tract of land held at the top
of Barnet Mountain. "We hope to lay it out for a high-class.residential suburb," said he. "We have an engineer hired who is laying out
streets, parks, boulevards and the like. It will be ahead of Shaugh-
nessy Heights some day, for it has the finest view of any tract of land
in the west."
MacPherson was full of hopes of the future. He had done with
the race track, he said. From his stable he led out a splendid
chestnut in whose veins ran the purple of old Kentucky. He told us
briefly of the record of the chestnut, how he had won the handicap
at Jaurez and how he had made a record at New Orleans. But there
, would be no more racing for either MacPherson or the thoroughbred.
Maybe the chestnut still stands in the stable at Edmonds. In
j putting his estate in order, no doubt, MacPherson made some provis-
; ion for the keep of the horse. MacPherson died for his country at
\ the Dardanelles. The circumstances of the brave lieutenant's passing
I have not been made known as yet, but it seems sad that it was not pos-
| sible that the old charger and his master could have cashed in together,
the victims of the one shell.
Barnet is only a minute or so from Port Moody, and the train
passed Port Moody with its nose in the air, so to speak. Port Moody
is the city where Mayor P. D. Roe solved the unemployment problem.
The mayor is in the lumber business. He owned large timber limits
near the town. The unemployed came for relief. The mayor mel
each husky with an axe and a cross-cut saw. "Yonder is the bush,"
said he, "usual wages for taking out shingle bolts. Cook camp and
bunk house up there . Go to it!" Some went to work. But the
majority left Port Moody.   Wise Mr. Mayor P. D. Roe.
In the snap of a finger you are in Port Coquitlam. Port Coquit-
lam suffers because upon every hand there may be seen old sign
boards advertising sub-divisions, the marketing of which brought no
good to the town. An ordinance should be passed calling for the
removal of these reminders of the past. If some of the great signs
were torn out Port Coquitlam would strike the casual trarveller as a
substantial and progressive little city. Adjoining the city may be observed farm lands not under cultivation���lands that were cleared
years ago and in the good days before the subdivision era yielded
their full harvests every year. Maybe these lands are assessed so
highly that the taxes eat a farmer up, maybe they are cut up into small
thirty-three foot lots���maybe the owners are in litigation. At all
events, it is not well to see men in the bread lines of Vancouver while
the richest land under sun, rots for want of cultivation just a few miles
When you strike Mission you realize then that the valleys of
British Columbia, under proper attention, become fruitful and enticing. On the platform at the depot .were scores of great cream cans,
were loads of crated fruit, were rows of ruddy-cheeked boys. While
we slowed up, the tinkling of a dozen cow bells could be heard not
far from the track. Mission is the centre of a wonderful pastoral
Through woods and through fields, following the Fraser River,
the cars slip along. Here is a ten-acre patch under cultivation, a neat
house, a barn of shakes. Next to it is a hundred acres of wild land
overgrown with trees which yield wonderfully colored foliage. Who
owns the big chunk of unimproved land? Why isn't il under cultivation? If the little chap can get along with this lot, why couldn't the
big chunk be brought to profitable use? These are questions which
strike the mind of the traveller. The easterner, hearing of hard times
in our cities, would wonder why some effort hadn't been made to
solve the problem by using the materials God has placed at our hands.
Harrison Mills was a great place once, from the mills and
buildings round about, but only a Siwash was there on the platform
as the train went through. Bow-legged and pigeon-toed, he watched
her pass him as a freight would pass a tramp. In the moving picture,
a row of empty wooden houses with broken windows gave the impression that Harrison Mills had had her pie and had eaten it. The Rat
Portage Lumber Company has a huge plant there and apparently is
not operating it.
You pass through a forest which puts one in mind of pictures
along Brazilian rivers���a forest which is broken occasionally to give
a glimpse of the Fraser and its gravel bars where once in the dim days
of long ago the miners took out lots of gold.
Your introduction to Agassiz is a reel of pleasant farm lots, with
orchards, a red barn here and there, and for a finale the white buildings, the great trees of the Dominion Experimental Farm. Out from a
Pullman, the black porter helps an aged man with white whiskers on
his chin. The whiskers are wilted, his head bends low, he has a cough.
His wife and a friend help the oldtimer to a seat on the station platform. Two well-dressed, delicate looking girls alight. There is a
group of Indians there to welcome us. It is the hop season in Agassiz
and the Indian lads and lassies for miles around, hundreds of them,
come down to pick hops.
On the station platform is a boy munching a big red apple. He
is bare legged. He has pockets in his pants and he seems to be.what
a horseman would call "hipped." "Where did you get that apple?"*
we ask. Likely he has stolen it, so he does not answer. "Got another?" "Yas." The hand goes to the pocket on the right side.
After much pulling and tugging, the deformed hip drops back to normal. In place of the great apple the pocket now contains one nickel.
Away the lad goes for fear the nickel will spoil the pocket by burning
a hole through it.
"Are you going lo the Springs?"
"This way, please."
The old man gets into the car first, and his bones creak as he
settles into place. Soon we are loaded into the big easy riding Cadillac.
We hit a piece of rough ground and the car gives us a bounce. "Are
ihere springs in this car?" asks the old man.
"No," says the driver, "the springs are up at the hotel."
We proceed along a pleasant, gravelled road, by the big Experimental Farm. Over the fence we see the corn growing tall and heavy
cared. Nearby there is a root crop. Blood red mangles, anaemic,
though fat-looking turnips with their withered locks. Potatoes, row
upon row of them, under frost burnt vines. Some one mentions that
the agricultural neglect of British Columbia does not speak very well
for the influence of the Dominion Experimental farm. But that is
has a splendid influence locally at least is indicated in the bright, well
kept, well-tilled farms along either side of the road. Fields which
this year bore great harvests of oats and barley are barbered in
military fashion. Every straw has been cleaned up apparently.-
Stacks and bursting lofts here and there testify to the fruitfulness
of the land hereabouts.
The air is balmy as we sail along in the car over a road now
smooth and even. The setting sun hits the sides of the mountains and
illumines the leaves and the ferns which have already fallen under
the brush of Autumn. Farm upon farm we pass and suddenly plunge
into a forest again, and for several hundred acres there is a waste land,
wild land, workless land���the kind that goes hand in hand with pau-
1 perism. Why is this so we ask. Here a splendid little farm, rich and
! productive, well tilled and beautiful, next door'a space of wild land. 5AXUU1U-V. SEPTEMattlUUUJUi
^hree Hours From Vancouver
(Continued ft >m page 2i
Here a farm with a magnificent house, wired with electric wires and
hooked on to the telephone line, a tennis court, a croquet lawn, a bank
barn.   Over the line fence a wilderness sheltering wild animals.
Is there needed a master hand to make the rough places of British Columbia smooth, to even matters up a trifle?
On we roll through a perfect paradise. We turn a curve and
ahead is a young man riding on a bicycle. He is going so fast that
his old-fashioned coat tails stick straight out. He wants to keep
?.head of the car. For about half a mile he is successful, then he gives
it up and steers into the ditch to make way for progress and capital.
Another curve and we swing into the driveway which leads to
the St. Alice Hotel, five miles from Agassiz. It is not the old-
fashioned lines of the hotel which strikes the eye, not its grand
grounds, nor the flower beds nor the ash trees about the building. Il
is the wonderful view of the Harrison Lake which is opened to us.
The Islands away in the distance, the broad smooth waters, marred
only where the steam, away to the left, rises up from the boiling mineral springs which empty themselves into the lake.
The car draws up at the entrance to the great buildings. On
the verandah stands a grey-haired young man, deep of chest, open
of countenance, tall, dignified. He is Mr. John O'Brien, manager of
the inn. He welcomes his guests and as he aids the old man from his
seat in the rear of the car, he hears the old chap say that thirty-five
years ago he had visited the Lake, before there were many houses in
the district, any pleasure or health resort. He must have a dip tonight
in the tank if at all possible, but Mr. O'Brien says that such would
be impossible until the morning owing to the great heat of the water
now in the tank. Entering the house the old man recounts many
unusual experiences attending his annual journeys to the waters at
Harrison Hot Springs since 1880.
In the dining room is a large company. Several are from Vancouver, some from New Westminster, a half dozen from Victoria,
others from Ohio, Texas, Hope, B.C., Rossland, and all the points
of the compass. One has rheumatism, another has a streak of neuralgia, another has indigestion, many have nothing but a desire to sepnd
a few pleasant days in the lap of nature, and money to back it up.
The meal is plain but well cooked, well served. The potatoes
came out of the hotel garden, the cream from the farm on the other
side of the hotel. The bread was baked on the premises, the butter
from the same farm as the cream. The apples grew on a tree in the
garden, the celery came from the same garden, the chickens from the
hotel's own pens���all the slaples are produced in the Aggassiz district.
tf if. tf tf. tf
One of the guests at the hotel was a mining man from the Koote-
nays, an oldtimer in the country. We met him at the spring where
the boiling water may be baled up by the bucketful. He was of that
swiftly vanishing type who refer to Ontario and the eastern Provinces
as "back in Canada." Yes, he had left "Canada" nearly forty years
ago, had roughed his way through Montana and Colorado had come
into the Boundary country, went through the great Rossland boom,
had returned to "Canada" to take a hand in the Cobalt silver boom
and was now living in a little Interior city.
This man was from Glengarry and was not ashamed of it. He
could "spoke tae Gaelic" moreover. While we drank together and
chatted over the steaming cups of the magic waters, an Indian with
a great gin bottle came up to the springs, filled his bottle with the hot
water, put it to his throat and drained it down, filled it up again,
corked the bottle, grunted and went away.
"Speaking of the Gaelic," said the man from Glengarry. "I was
���once in a town in Montana in the early days. We were in a saloon,
my friend and I���drinking liquid much more fiery than we have in
these cups. A great skookum fellow with skin as black as the average
pure-bred Indian's came. My friend hailed the fellow, 'Sandy,'
said he, 'meet Mr. Mac , the same name as yourself.' I remarked that the newcomer was a trifle shadowy for one of the clan.
Whereupon the Indian spoke to me in Gaelic as good as my mother
could use and said that the color of a man's hide did not help him
out any. I was badly taken back, hastened to apologise for my hasty
remark. But the Indian was quick to put me at my ease. His father
had been a Hudson's Bay factor, his mother a pure Indian. Flis
father owned the town in which we were and ten thousand acres round
aboul. He had two brothers, both almost white, both bad men, the
worst in Montana, outlaws, cattle thieves. But Donald, who had
enherited his father's brains and his mother's color, was one of the rich
men of the State, a sober, industrious, studious, canny Scotch-North
American Indian. Fie had been educated in Scotland and the man
from Glengarry stated that the half-caste knew more about the members of the Scottish clan who were the first settlers back in Canada
than the pioneers themselves had known.
Night was falling upon Harrison Lake and while we drank cup
after cup of the boiling water from the depths of the earth we were
joined by other guests at the inn, among them a man from Texas, who
had a line of talk rarely heard in Bntish Columbia. He knew all
about the Mexican situation, the wheat production of his native State.
knew all about the State of Oklahoma and was wise to the frugal
ways of "the Kansas Jay-Hawkers." He was a railroad man and
had several thousand men under his direction in the building of a certain new line shortly to be completed and opened for traffic���not the
Canadian Northern.
We walked back to the inn, along the gravelled pathway, under
the electric lights and the Texan and the man from Glengarry talked
with us on many subjects. The question of prohibition came up and
from these two men, representatives of a strange order of rough and
ready manhood, men whose lives were spent on the range, in the mining camp, on railroad construction, in the rough places of the earth,
we received a tip as to the force which will wipe the liquor traffic out
of business in British Columbia.
"No good," said the Texan, "and I'll vote against it every time.
I drank it my time, dyin' all hemlock, took lots of it, but not in eight
years have I touched it."
He told of the relation of booze to the building of railroad
grades. There was the case of the Swede, Anderson, he had made
$3,000 profit on hi.s work in a certain place, took his cheque to the
 Hotel, had it hung on the cash register, gave orders for drinks
all round till il was eaten up. Three days after, he was back on the
pick and shovel.
There was the case of the other Swede who made $40,000 on
the same contract, immediately got a nice easy jag on, slept in the
chairs in the bar, bought a worthless mine with a goodly portion of
the profits of five years labor, bought a touring car, got married,
bought a boat, forty dollars worth of red neck ties, bought everything
in sight, lost all in two months, walked to Vancouver, and because
the railroad work was at an end in British Columbia, entered the
bread line until such time as he could make a sufficient number of dollars at clearing city land at Hastings Townsite to buy him a ticket to
somewhere in the Couer D'Alene.
cater to whiskey drinkers. If John could have told us what he knew
of the influence of John Barleycorn at Ottawa, what a tale it would
make. Surely there must have come under his observation men who
came up irom the constituencies with the trust and hope of whole Canadian counties in their breast pockets, men who were bright and clever, who meant well, whose ideals were right, but who fell before the
diplomatic cup of the lobbyist. Surely there had come under his
observation cabinet minisiers with a real message for the good of the
Canadian people, who tried to mix it with Old Barleycorn, and who
went away from the capital, disgraced and broken. But Mr. John
O'Brien is not telling these things.
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If it is beautiful by the light of day, under the light of night, the
surroundings at Harrison Hot Springs fascinate one. All round are
the mountains, away out from the front of the hotel may be seen the
glaciers. The surface of the lake is without a ripple, save bordering
the distant cloud of steam to the left where the hot sulphur-potash
waters bubble out of the crevices of the rocky shore. Mirrored in
the lake are ten million stars which stud a blue-black heaven.
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Official Photograph of His Royal Highness Field Marshal the  Duke of Connaught,' Governor-
General of the Dominion of Canada, who comes to Vancouver this week.
"Railroadin' wasn't godly work by a long shot, but booze and
railrpadin' mixed makes fine business for the gamblers, tin-horns,
sharks, and the lost sisters," said the man from Texas.
"No good," agreed the man from Glengarry; "and the way I
look at is this. Take one of them bits of boys. A parent has to lay
our money on them for the first fourteen or fifteen years. A parent
has to feed them, nurse them, clothe them. Then they get able to
make a dollar or so a week and then often times they start on them
dirty, snippy cigarettes and on into booze. Sometimes they have no
more pride than to lay drunk right in front of the house where the
neighbors see them. They disgrace everybody belongin' to them,
on top "of the waste of time and money bringing the brutes up."
These and other arguments against the liquor business were put
forward by the two gentlemen from the Interior. We decided in our
minds that the force that was at work would not couch its protests
against the traffic in honeyed, pious words. The swearing, raring
veterans of the mining camps, the men who have been and seen, the
men who know that the development of the country has been cursed
by the presence everywhere of saloons, the men who have seen neighbor boys hanged for crimes they never knew ihey committed, the men
who have seen the little chaps fall down before the great interests
who have throttled this western country because John Barleycorn always fought on the side of. capital���these are the boys who are going
to give the traffic the run the first opportunity that presents itself.
We were sitting upon ihe verandah and while we talked, the
little old man who came in with us, walked by. His head was up, his
chest was thrust forward, his chin whisker stood oul straight and brittle and game. He had a mug in his hand and was away for another
three or four shots of the magic hot water belore retiring for the night.
Surely ihis thirty-fifth annual visit to the springs was going to be as
beneficial to .him as any previous visit. We were joined in our temperance talk by Mr. John O'Biicn, the host.
Now John O'Brien was for many years at the Russell Hotel in
Ottawa. Fie presided over the head clerk's desk there during the
years of the Laurier administration, when much of the history of Canada was made right in the Russell Hotel. Mr. O'Brien was interested in ihe discussion over the temperance question. He is nothing if
not discrete and very diplomatic.    But the Harrison Hotel doesn't
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just as much as you need a knowing doctor to find out what's
the matter with you and tell you what to take. When your
doctor writes your prescriptions, bring them to us and know
that you will get them filled right with first-class, pure, fresh
We   never make a mistake.    We never substitute.
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BEST  No.  1  WELLINGTON  NUT    $5.50 ton
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The Telephone
The Revolver
There is no necessity for fire-arms in the house if you
have a telephone. If you c-re alarmed at night, reach for
your extension telephone and send out your appeal for
help. Noiselessly, quickly, the message is speeded forth.
No need to turn on a light and search for your loaded
revolver, with the probable danger of shooting a member
of your family. Besides loaded weapons are dangerous
things where there are children.
The Telephone is quicker, surer, safer.
When you telephone, you know in a moment that your
appeal has been heard, you are assured that help is being
All the Company's telephones are available for service day and night. To know that the means of instant
communication is available at any time assures security
and gives an absolute sense of relief.
It is said that Admiral Jellieoe has
only met his great rival of today���
Admiral von Tirpitz���on one occasion,
which was at the opening of the Kiel
Canal. At that time there were well
over a score superiors to Jellieoe, in
official seniority and position, as
commanders of the British Navy. It
was Mr. Winston Churchill's promotion of Sir John Jellieoe over thc
heads of eleven "superiors" at the beginning of this war which has made
it come 1" pas- that today those two
men who met just once now find
themselves the opposing lenders of
great fleets.
It seems strange to reflect thai Nelson and Wellington are also said tn
have only met nnce. And then, as tragedy would have it, they did not know
each other! The meeting���as you
may have seen it portrayed in a celebrated picture���is reported to have
taken place in Whitehall, where the
two waited together for interviews
with a noted statesman of the day. Rut
at that meeting Nelson was already
famous, whereas Wellington, though
he had even then made a mark, was
not the tremendous force for Britain
which he afterwards became, years
after the triumphant Nelson had passed away so gloriously at Trafalgar.
What seems very astonishing to us
today is to reflect that Wellington
himself has left it on record that he
never once set eyes on X'apoleon,
though he was fighting against him
almost constantly for close on fifteen
years.    The Iron  Duke both saw  in
battle, and met at other times, such
great rivals as Soult, N'ey and Mlirat.
A recent' report from France relates
that Lord Kitchener,, during a visit.
be paitl to our forces there not long
ago, only just missed meeting again
Colonel Marchand, who, when be
heard how close he had been to hi.s
former rival of Egypt, regretted they
had not met once more.
The whole future of Egypt turned on
that meeting. Marchand had advanced into the Soudan from the south;
Kitchener from the north. Marchand
claimed the land for France by right
of first "discovery"; Kitchener for
England and France into war. Even-
tually Kitchener's claims were held
to be established, and the Soudan
Marchand     and
H. H. Stevens, M.P., Played The Game With
Dominion Trust Builders Lulu Island Ghost City
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T is not with any cheerful spirit that we must chronicle the connection of Mr. Stevens with Arnold and the Dominion Trust Com-
They were a happy little family all together in the top floors
of the gilded palace which itself had been built with money fleeced
pany.   What a great opportunity Mr. Stevens had at Ottawa to! from the general public of British Columbia and the Dominion of
render service to this community.    How the people, Liberal, Tory, J Canada.
Laborite, thought that in Stevens we had a man who had some idea It is not too much to say that the explosion of the Vancouver
of the responsibility and the opportunity the people gave him!    Libe-; Harbor and Dock Extension project was the blast which wrecked the
rals resented attacks made upon Mr. Stevens in the early days of the  last hopes of the ring who were running Dominion Trust.
Vancouver "Sun."   All seemed to agree that Stevens should be given l As Mr. Cowper says, the plan was to turn the far end of Lulu
a chance to do his best by Vancouver. Now he has fallen down.! Island into a city. The scheme had originated in the mind, it is said.
His connection with the Dominion Trust places him in the same class j of gentleman by the name of Mr. Carl Erhland, who came to Van-
with Mr. Bowser and those others of the inner circle in the wrecking j couver in 191 1, put up at Glencoe Lodge, and set out to promote
of this institution, who must share responsibility for the worst financial
crash ever known in the history of Canada.
Had Stevens warned us, had he given us the tip in time, the
structure might have been saved. Some hope would have been left for
the thousands of small depositors who lost all that they had.    But
Secretary-Treasurer of the Trades and Labor Congress of Canada, who will reach Vancouver
a few days prior to the big Convention on September 20 to complete Reports and compile Resolutions, as required by the legislation of last year. "Paddy" Draper is the most
popular man in the city of Ottawa. He is an eloquent exponent of the principles of trades
unionism, known among union men all over the continent. He is a radical Irish-Canadian,
whose untiring efforts in behalf of international fellowship among the workers entitles him
to a large place in Canadian political history.'
j was evacuated by ^^^^^^^^^^
France. But that one meeting was
surely pregnant enough for these two
Stevens kept the truth from the people who trusted him. He pulled
wires at Ottawa to help the concern into deeper misery. Stevens apparently was at the roulette table with the others, each feverishly put- j ��n the sea on Lulu Island at fabulous figures.
Mr. Ehrland had letters from Russian capitalists and from other
capitalists. His first plan was for a railway from Vancouver to Fort
George. He was a clever fellow, Ehrland, and he started a propaganda for the road to the north. To spread the propaganda he enlisted the aid of the churches and the writer had the pleasure of attending at Kitsilano Presbyterian Church one night to hear Ehrland
hold forth on the wealth of the north and the need for a road which,
he declared, he had the money to build if the Government would
stand by him.
Mr. Carl Ehrland doubtless had in mind the MacKenzie and
Mann schemes in the launching of this road. But Sir Richard McBride was too clever for him and wouldn't talk business. So Ehrland failed in promoting the northern road to make way for Pat
Welch, Jack Stewart, and the rest of the P. and G. E. bunch wha
had the entre to Sir Richard's house at Victoria.
Ehrland must have spent some money on the Vancouver���Fort
George project. He wasn't to be downed, however, and he turned
his attentions to the possibilities of building a city at the end of Lulu
Island with docks and terminals that would put Busch, of New York,
in the shade, and would make Vancouver a greater city than New-
Ehrland went ahead with this enterprise, piloted it through the
stages of infancy, saw that it couldn't be put across, unloaded to
Charles Fenn Pretty, of the Pretty's Timber Exchange, who caught
William R. Arnold, then at the height of his career.
Readers of the newspapers of Vancouver during the past four
years will remember the great advertisements run by the Vancouver.
Harbor and Dock Extension Company. These advertisements were
placed with all the papers, the Government press being specially cared
for. Col. J. D. Taylor's paper, the "New Westminster Columbian," was one of the favored papers. Mr. Stevens' little paper in
Mount Pleasant came in for large advertisement contributions from
the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company. , Hundreds
of thousands of dollars were spent on advertising the stock of the
Where did the money come from? The depositors of the Dominion Trust seemed to have contributed liberally to the promoters
of the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company.
Options were bought upon marsh land and wild land fronting
The best engineers
The usual services will be held next
Sunday at Westminster Church. Mr.
Craig will conduct Ihe service both
morning and evening. In thc morning four new ciders will be ordained.
The topic for the evening service.
"When  a  man  is  single."
The Christian Endeavor Society
have kindly lent their service to usher.
The Sunday School will be held at thc
usual hour.
WANTED: a few pupils for piano by
certificated teacher. Terms very
reasonable.���Miss Roscoe, 4410 Ontario  St.    Phone   Fairmont  1255 R.
ting down assets, betting on the little ball. Stevens hadn't much at
stake save his reputation. But that was for the time the property of
the citizens of Vancouver. The money the others gambled belonged
also to other people.
"Enough truth in it to make it damnable," said Mr. Bowser, in
taking a day to answer the attack upon him for his connection with the
Dominion Trust which was published in the CHINOOK. "Enough
truth in it to make it damnable," these were the words that rung
through the legislative chamber at Victoria. And so it is with Stevens and his connection with the Dominion Trust. Stevens has been
damned so far as his political career is concerned because he tampered with this rotten institution, because he played the game with
the late managing director.
Do any of you remember the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company, capitalized at an outlandish number of millions?
Their offices were upstairs, over the Dominion Trust Company's
offices. Mr. Stevens, M.P., had his office between the Vancouver
Harbor and Dock Extension Company and the Dominion Trust Company. It was better that such arrangement should be made. For
Mr. Pretty, the promoter of the docks, could run in and see Mr. Stevens, M.P., and officials of the Dominion Trust, who were taking
the money of the depositors to make the big many-millioned proposition a success, could also reach Mr. Stevens, M.P., without leaving
the building. Mr. Stevens, M.P., was boosting the Ottawa end of
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company.
Then upstairs was the office of the Attorney-General of British
Columbia, the Hon. W. J. Bowser. Mr. Bowser was the lawyer for
the Dominion Trust as well as for subsidiary concerns, and was doubtless the legal adviser of Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension
available were put at work to lay out a townsite and harbor scheme.
It is understood that foreshore rights were secured from the Government. The plan upon which the harbor project was to be worked was
the same as the plan upon which Mackenzie and Mann always operated.
The plans and specifications were to be got ready, the promotion of the concern was to be perfected, then the scheme was to approach the Provincial and Federal Government trees and shake down
They went to Ottawa and asked the Government to guarantee
the bonds of the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company.
An expensive lobby was set up at Ottawa, several very brainy men
were despatched to the capital to bring all sorts of pressure to bear.
Just at that time Vancouver and South Vancouver and the city
of New Westminster had in hand plans for improvement of their harbors. Representatives had waited upon Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P.,
and Col. J. D. Taylor, M.P., to urge them io intercede at Ottawa
in behalf of these municipalities. South Vancouver had hopes for
the development further of the North Arm of the Fraser as a fresh
water harbor. Development here had been undertaken by the Laurier Government. The people thought that Mr. Stevens and the
Borden Government might do something more substantial than the
past government had done for the development of the River.
Alas, the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company,
financing what had become known as the "Pretty Scheme," got the
inside track at Ottawa. The lobby set up at the Federal capital declared to cabinet ministers and government officials that the North
Arm scheme was a mere dream and even went so far as to say that
Burrard Inlet as a harbor would never be satisfactory. With the idea
of supporting the great many-millioned scheme on Lulu Island, backed
(Continued   on   page   5*) I
I'm out to
help you save
Anyone I'hmiliar with my r-tur��'
know* I'm lolling Groceries,
Meats, I'roviHlonB and Kruitw nl
such unaiually low prices. In
fact M many people arc. taking
advantage Of my nnfii>n that  each
Week-end the store*! packed ail
day long. I-nut Saturday I couldn't attend 1*�� all who came���and
I had two extra men on. There'!
one l It i It* thing I'd like to men-
Hon 1 ti parlleular ��� with iln*
prices i have on groceries and
supplies right now, it's just Im*
posslble for me to come out big
and tell you about everything!
I'm selling on ;t narrow mart;in���
so narrow hal people are wondering how I'm doing tt nnd
Staying in business, Anyhow,
I'm perfectly sdtiHfled with re-
BUlts and put it down lo careful
buying and honest dealing. I'd
be glad to have you come dowft
nnd took round the store���no obligation to buy whatever.
I guarantee every article in the
store for freshness* purity and
unaIIl>���you take no ri-.u whatever, i m11 weiKlit guaranteed too
"The House of Happiness"
E.  D.   Graham,   Resident  Manage)
Phone Seymour 3406
The Four Rennees
It   has  been  customary  tn  consider j secrets  were  ton  well  guarded  tn  bc'"THROUGH    FIVE    COUNTRIES
ihe German spy system the most per-  spirited   away.     The   man   from   theI        IN   TWENTY   MINUTES"
feet in the world, and assuredly they  Admiralty  admitted   thai   the   secrets
have  reduced it  tn a  fin,- arti    TKe^were   well   guarded,   bin   thought   he Three   shows   daily   2.45.   7.20.   9.1!
German   Renins  seem-,  to  lend  itself Icould get them if he wanted. ; Admission���Matinees,     15c;     nights
naturally to a spy system.    It is eun-      "1   know   a   shipbuilding   firm   that 15c an(^ 25c�� boxes, 50c.
iiing and crooked to a degree.   If thereIwould give $20,000  for  these  plans,"!	
are   any   dark   ways   underground   to the German spy said,specifying them,
be trodden or diabolical  contrivances The  other  hesitated  and  shook    his
to be used, the German genius is at head.   "No-o," lie said, "il isn't worth
home in them.   On the other hand, ihe [while."
British nature abhors spying, it is re-     The German offered $30,000, $40,000
pellant  to the race and  the  spy  has l $50,000 and  finally  $60,000, but  each
always been looked upon as an outcast time he was refused.
among us.    Hence  the  popular  view     "I'll  give  you $70,000," he  said at
f the British secret servile as ;. ne- last.
gligable  quantity.    A   gri tttei   misap
Theatrical Notes
PICNIC   HAMS.   reg.   1'������
or  13*4
SALT   BACON,   reg,   IN
for   14c
FANCY   dOVT,   litT'l'l'.l
mad,.-,   reic,   40c   Cor
..  :i:t'i
���i ror 	
.... 35c
���eg.   16c
.... :ia<-
FRY'S  COCOA,   reg.   2Sc
for 20c
mud ti
44   Hastings   Street    West
u  notes
r-  have the plan-.
The German agent paid over hi.s
which has proved it- $70,000 and received in return a series
support the country's|of plans purporting to be of the fn-
dominable, the Inflexible, and the Invincible battle cruisers. The plans
were hurried to Steinhauer, who hiin-
sclf took them to his royal master.
The German designers rubbed their
hands.    If this was  Britain's best  they
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, 48
Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street,  Vancouver,  B.  C.
prehension could not exisl Briti
to meet the underground workings
foreign governments, particularly Ger-
, many, has been compelled t-> maintain
I a seeret  servic
self w.ll able t
interests when the battle nf wit- wa
afoot. Quite a number oi striking in
cidents have recently emerged tn pro\
this. The .--wii'l tracking of la dy, wli
wa-- shot in the Tower of London, an
Knil fli-i.   whn   committed   suicide   i
'his   cell   after   conviction   and   confcs-l would have no difficulty in beating it.
siou.  are  recent   cases   in   point.     The  So they designed a vessel that was to
j perfect fighting condition of tin-  Bri- be bigger* faster ami much more pow-
Itish navy just prior to the outbreak erfully armed. It was tn have a
of war proves unmistakeably that the! speed nf 25 knots, a displacement nf
government, through the vigilance Dt; 15,500 inns, and a main armament of
the seeret service, were thoroughly twelve 8.2 inch guns. This vessel was
cognizant of what was impending laid down. She was presumed to belong before the bolt actually fell. the mightiest battleship in the world.
Certain facts have lately been colli- As a matter ni' faet she was out-of-
illg to light which demonstrate that j date before her keel was completed,
the much vaunted superiority of tlu-: Still t*,e Germans did not know that
German   system  of  espionage   is   notjThey   went   mi   building  and  in    due
Pantages Theatre
The manager.  Mr.   I'd.  Grahi
arranged  I'm- another  -tar  feati
next week for Pantages Theatre-goers
j Holland and Dockrill presenl a novi I
I right,    sai.i the other, "if you tv  equestrian spectacle.    This act  iu
0   in    Hank   nf     England eludes   four   beautiful     white     horse
my rooms I'll lei you trained   P.  the   highest   degree.    Thi
nn <ny
Ilespie  Girls
queens  and
:   .
III!   t>
Jeweller when you think of watch,
clock and jewellery repairs think
Appleby, 438 Richards St., hilf block
from Hastings. All mainsprings and
cleaning jobs guaranteed 12 months.
t-. tlie I lebrew hum- irist,
has la m a ureat favorite ��ith lovi rs
oi iln Yiddisher dialect, and hi- jokes
are great. Mr. and Mr-. Perkins Fisher in the funny rural sketch. "Thi
Half Way House," by F.zra Kendall,
is a playlet par excellence. The Four
Rennees present "Through Five Centuries in Twenty Minutes," a European
singing and dancing revue which cl- -
a bill that has not been beat nn the
Pantages circuit for some time.
A concert in aid of the Red Cmss
will be given in South Hill Theatre.
Sunday night. September  19. at 8 p.m.
Admission free, collection. A large
attendance is requested tn aid ihis
worthy   cause.       High-class     artistes
what it has been suposed to be. but, time the ship was launched.   She was
that  it  is capable of  being  outwitted j christened   "Blcticlier,"   and   cost   $5'.-j'v'11 he there and some splendid sing-
by the "innocents" nf the British see-1000,000.    This was the ship that was/"!* will be the feature nf the evenin
ret service.    One of these incidents is caught on a baby-killing raid and was
of historical, and at the moment, vital .blasted   from  stem  tn  stern  and sent
interest and is well worth  recording,  to the bottom by Sir David Beatt'y.
Jewelry, etc. A quiet, respectable,
reliable place to borrow money.
Old gold bought. Established 1905.
Star Loan Co., 812 Hastings West.
Steamer New Delta
On  and  after Saturday,  May  1st,'
Steamer New Delta will leave from
(Foot of Columbia Ave.)
and I0C0 CTSry01)
At 6.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Returning leave Port Moody at
8.00 a.m., 11.00 a,m. and 4.45 p.m.,
except Saturday, when she will
leave Port Moody at 12.00 a.m.
Leave Vancouver at 1.30 p.m. and
8.00 p.m.
Leave   Port   Moody   at   4.45   p.m.
and 9.20 p.m.
Express or Parcels Reasonable
This   Schedule   subject   to   change
without notice
In the year 1904 Germany started
her aggressive naval policy, which was
aimed solely at Great Britain. For
years previously there had been nothing striking about our naval policy.
We had jogged along iu the old. old
way. making slight improvements here
and there, lint-effecting nothing which
I created much of a stir in the world.
But in 1904 Lord Fisher became First
Sea Lord, and six months later, it was
decided to build the Dreadnought. The
day of little guns and little ships was
over. The era of the big gun in the
big. fast ship had dawned. The biggest guns properly served will win any
battle. Lord Fisher knew it and based
his, policy nn it. The Dreadnought
was his reply to the German menace.
The German Admiralty, while
chuckling at having caught Great Bri- I' '*��� marvellous how the fakirs try
tain napping, had a terrible awaken- to prove that Christ's turning of water
ing. They found they had bcen:'"t" wine is an endorsement ol the
tricked.     Their     cleverest   spies   bad
been fooled in the simplest manner.
The British Admiralty had been cognizant of what was  going on all the
gmg shop. If we remember the
Scriptures, Christ at one time walked
upon the waters. Merely illustrations
nf the Master's divine gifts, reason-
Can   supply  your  needs  at  right
(Right  at  Station)
tune and had deliberately engineered';able people, agree. lie might have
the deal. Tji��j)fc*^lmi��*^^'^t'*ft'M'*tlie Utirne4^.o><**i^��ia*J8tB:jift^r walked
Germans liad set so much store .were ' upon the air. Oh, well, ihc devil can
false.     The   "Bfeucher"   was  doom*c(TT-|Uotc scripture to his purpose.
tn   destruction   before   she   was   built. I m   ,	
She was designed five years behind
her time. The launching of the Dread
nought   reduced   every   navy  in     thc
world to absolescence. She had al Mr. J. VV. Goostrey has opened a
Sliced of 28 knots, a displacement of grocery store in his block, oor. 41st
17.250 tons, and was armed with eigbt I Ave. and Main Street, formerly occu-
The rumor of Britain's bold move j 12-inch guns. This is the ship the pjeil by Mr. St. Quintin. Mr. Go, s-
startled the world. Tbe reports i"Bleucher" was built to outclass! trey's many friends wish him ^success,
reached the Kaiser in record time. aiid|\*ever has a power been outwitted so | * * ��
it will be realised that the German .VI-
nea'tly,     Since   this   illuminating  inci-
power that their like had never been Deen any bragging or boasting about | ghai
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hall for oublic meetings,   dances,   etc.,   to   Let
34 32nd Avenue
Crossland's Store
A nice clean stock of Groceries.
Candys and Tobacco.
*��bli.hrd   IBf'l Rt|,nr,l Sr,ti<
M.w  l-noiioo.   1049 Cnraia Strr.-I. o[XHi����ie tntvt
V M..C..A.
l',rr���,���J CrliimUnum ���fij'rrfi.mii Vmli.
',-.��.�� ,���,! \���(,     ' S.H. W
miralty was by no means  pleased at
the new condition of affairs.
Detested Britain was building ships
of   such   great  size   and     tremendous
seen before! This was no niorc than
the truth. But it lost nothing in the
telling, and it became so distorted and
magnified that the would-be "Admiral
of tbe Atlantic" was driven nearly
frantic, lie commanded Steinhauer.
his master spy. who was an officer in
the Prussian Guards, to obtain plans
of these ships. Without these plans
the German navy was lost. At any-
cost they must be secured. The master spy set his organization to work-
to find nut a- much as possible, at the
same time detailing his highest-paid j member
and cleverest agent to get hold ol
copies of the plans. This secret Service man bad long lived in London.
No one suspected his nationality or his
real business. He set to work ill
charctcristic fashion. For some time
he watched an official al the Admiralty
with the object nf striking up an acquaintance with him. but an opportunity did not occur until one evening
when this man slipped into a bar for
a whiskey and soda. The agent followed and as the man was about tn
drink accidentally jolted his arm
and caused the drink tn be spilt. The
agent apologised profusely and insisted Upon paying for another drink. His
offer was accepted and from then mi
the two met frequently and became
very  friendly.
The spy naturally led on the Admiralty official to talk shop. He waited
till the moment was ripe, and then approached the matter circumspectly.
The Briton was so indignant that the
German discreetly dropped the subject. The friendship continued just
tbe same, however, and the spy
brought all his remarkable personality
to bear. The hints and innuendoes In-
dropped from time to time began,
apparently, to take effect, until one
evening he thought it sufficiently safe
to make a more direct appeal. It seems
that he led up to the subject by speaking of the disappearance of some other
plans   and   suggested   that   Admiralty
dent we have continuously outclassed j ,
the  German  building  programme and I
have ships mounting 15-inch guns audi
���steaming   30   knots.     There   ha
Mr. Riddle, who resided at 145 42m'
West,  died  September   12.  after
i  brief illness.    Mr.  and  Mrs.   Riddle
I came   here  three  years  ago  tn  residi
With   their     daughter.      Mrs      Gar*
       Mrs.    Kiddle    will   return    1.
them but there they are waiting "the *0)mrill   wil])   ,,,,.   husbaim;s  remains.
day."    The  Germans  looked  to  their) * * ��
spy system for salvation.    Thosi
ver spies have proved as gullible as
country bumpkins. The Kaiser has
been beaten at his own game. The
fact is plain that German spies have
doomed their country to destruction.
The Epworth League nf Mountain
View Church have divided the members into contesting lines and every
Ittetldance i^ marked and
counted. This is to stimulate attendance and interest in  the work.
Tbe flag on Sir Wm. Van lliriu
school has been flying al half mas',
tbis past week out nf respect tn Sir
Wm. Van Horne, who passed mi m
the  great  beyond,  September   13th.
* * *
Mr. Shnesinith and family have removed  from  5418   Prince   Edward   St.
to 246 43rd Avenue.
* * *
Excelsior Club nf Mountain View
Church  meets  with   Miss   Ina  Wood.
Valentine Street, near 24th  Ave.
H. H. Stevens, M.P.
(Continued   from   page
as it was by the Dominion Trust money by Mr. Arnold, by Conservative members of parliament, every harbor and waterway on the
lower coast was misrepresented at Ottawa, and in England and
throughout the world. By these tactics, after hundreds of thousands
of dollars of the money of the depositors in the Dominion Trust had
been spent in promoting the big harbor proposition, the boldest stunt
ever undertaken in the history of public utility promotions and government milking in the whole history of the west, the promoters made
their last stand.
Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P., had apparently done his duty for
the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company at Ottawa.
Had there not developed the hearty opposition of some of the big financial men in Vancouver and the Vancouver Board of Trade, the
great scheme would have been brought to a successful issue���from
the point of view of the promoters.
The Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company received, as it was, many promises from Ottawa, and a great deal of
actual help.
They were given certain waterfront concessions. They promised to allow the railway commission of the Dominion of Canada lo
exercise jurisdiction over their rates and the Government, in return,
agreed to guarantee certain bonds that were to be issued.
A frantic attempt was made by the Vancouver Harbor St Dock
Extension Company to secure the aid of Mackenzie and Mann in
putting over the promotion. It is stated that Mackenzie and Mann
thought so well of the scheme that they had agreed to have some part
in the undertaking by making the phantom city at the end of Lulu
Lland a freight terminal! Shades of Port Mann! Here was a stunt
that had the Port Mann embezzlement improved upon a thousand
That the ghost city might be linked up with Vancouver, a railway charter had been received from the Government The name of
this charter is forgotten in the rush but it was one of the half-dozen
charters secured from the Dominion Government by private promoters through the agency of Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P., since 191 I.
Then there were plans for tunnels from the "ocean terminals" to
There is one man better qualified than any other to tell the details of the vast plans of the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension
Company. That man is Dr. H. Buffington Vrooman, formerly a
lecturer at Oxford, a man who had much to do in assisting in the
legitimate development of British Columbia. Dr. Vrooman was
brought lo Vancouver from London, and through the usual means of
misrepresentation of facts, was induced to take a hand in aiding the
Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company. He was to be
paid a substantial salary and his position was to be that of a sort of
advisor, guide and phloscpher. Several times Dr. Vrooman was
urged to lecture before the Progress Club of the day, the Board of
Trade and all public bodies throughout the west. He was undoubtedly sincere in all that he said. Little did he realize that he was being
used as an advertising medium for the Harbor and Deck Extension
Company. Dr. H. Buffington Vrooman was urged to go to England to lecture on the future of Vancouver. He addressed large audiences throughout the towns of the North of England, and was followed up by a shrewd band of stock salesmen peddling the securities
of the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company.
Dr. H. Buffington Vrooman was undoubtedly used as a tool.
When he discovered the fact, through the intercessions of friends in
England who were familiar with finance���and Dr. Vrooman was no
financier���the learned doctor packed up his box and came back to
Canada. He came back a worried and broken man. He is now al
Washington, D.C., where his brother holds a position as head of the
Agricultural Department of the United States Government. It seems
that Dr. Vrooman's name, friends and family had been worked to
give Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company a respectable
appearance in the eyes of the outside world.
The promoters at that time owned and operated one of the
largest printing establishments in Vancouver. Literature by the ton
was issued from this plant to the four corners of the earth.
Some day the story will be written in detail of the promoting
and financing of the "ocean terminals" on Lulu Island. It is possible that the most hair-raising fiction ever written, dealing with high
finance, would be a mild yarn as compared with the bare statements
of fact bearing upon the rise and collapse of this collosal scheme.
The Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company was the
beautiful bubble which took the mind of the late Mr. William R.
Arnold from his successful and legitimate business as it appears to
have been, four years ago. Once in the whirlpool of this promotion,
io man could very well withdraw. The game was to shake down the
Dominion Government, to grab subsidies from the Provincial Government. Mackenzie and Mann had played the same game, had won,
ind they were not any brighter than some of the men identified with
the big dock project. Other people had played the same game, had
fathomed almost the bottom of the pit of despondency, had sleepless
dreams of yawning penitentiary doors, had won. been knighted, had
received seats in the House of Lords.
This paper will not charge that Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P., received one cent illegally from the Vancouver Harbor and Dock Extension Company, had received one cent wrongfully from the Dominion Trust Company, from Mr. Arnold or from any others associated
with that institution. What we do charge is that Mr. H. H. Stevens,
M.P., like a lamb, was led to the slaughter. We charge that he supported the whole outfit behind the Dominion Trust and Vancouvei
Harbor and Dock Extension Company; that he pleaded their cause
for them at Ottawa and elsewhere; that he tolerated work of these
men which he knew to be wrong and not in the best interests of tlie
people of British Columbia; that he actually went so far as to allow
his name to be used in a scheme to pull the chestnuts out of the fire
for his masters; that Mr. Stevens was in on the wild-catting, was the
product of a wild-catting period in the history of Bntish Columbia;
that Mr. Stevens favored the building of the Ghost City on Lulu
Island and refused to piead the cause for legitimate development on
; Burrard Inlet and the North Arm; that he encouraged corruption,
embezzlement and theft by silently allowing these conditions to grow
under his very eyes, under the auspices of companies with at least one
cf which he was personally associated.
The people of Vancouver elected Mr. H. H. Stevens, M.P.,
to attend at Ottawa and there voice their legitimate wants, put forward their grievances, protect their interests���in short to carry Vancouver's message.
Mr. Stevens wasn't at his post doing hi** duty. And so this
young man who went away with the trust of the people, not only of
Vancouver but of British Columbia vested in him, writes in his pathetic, explanations to the daily papers the last chapters of the story begun by the late William R. Arnold, a story of hopes blighted, of a
city temporarily ruined, a story of death, desolation and misery.
/ ���
wb? $0tttue $itrpU f ?atlf?r
Sandy meets in wi' an' auld freen an' hae's  a bit crack aboot  the|!
Conscriprhrn Bizness
Wccl freens, the long dark nichts
art wi' us again���an' l"ng. long nicht*
they'll be tae the folk wha hae iheir
husbands i r sons awa al thc front
iechtin' agin the cowardly  Huns.
t say cowardly, advisedly, an' I
mean what I say. It seems to me
there has been owre muckle stilly sentimentality an" so-called "kiiltur" dis-
played among oor ain cleckin when
talkin' o' the Kaiser an' lii- murder-
Xa, iM. they were tmi crafty for that.
They wenl aboot their mission in an
unnerhaun faushon, in fact they stole
the pootther frae thc Soshylists o'
Germany in that they installed a specie o' Soshylism o' their ain, Their
Soshylism meant that they organized
eddicashun, they organized capital,
they organized industry, they organized the railways, they organized the
workin' men,  they organized    evcry-
s associates. It's time wc were done thing in siclit. wi' wan objeck in view
hvi' a' this politeness when referrin'
tae the savages, They're a darned
siclit wanr than they're i.i'il.
Wha can ever think o' the l.nsy-
tania. when aboot a luinner wee in-
nocent bairns were drooned in their
mither's airms an' think o' the Germans as bein' onything less than
dirty, cowardly murderers.
Aye an' waur than that. Ther' wis
some talk a wee whiley ago aboot
some Canadians bein' crucified by they
The story wis furnished by some o'
the Canadians who had been witnesses
o' the "incident" themsels.   The thing
.  I
iwis su diabolical that bad an'
believed the Germans tae be. I could
hardly thole the thocht that a twentieth century human bein' could ha'e
done sic an act. Hut since then, the
deed has been proved up tae the hilt,
in' what's mare it wis only yesterday
tbe Rev. K. J. Campbell, successor tae
the great Spurgeoil o' the City Tabernacle in London, an' leader o' the
Christian Soshylist movement, bad
another case proved tae him when on a
visit tae the trenches in Flanders, Hei,
���the prevention o' waste. That's
what Soshylists advocate, Sandy, but
the German military man didnie mak
(iny bones aboot their objeck in so
doiu'. The workin' cless tae their
wey o' thinkin' were only there tae be
organized an' dreeled by them for the
purpose o' cairryin' out their lust for
world power an' a "place in the sun."
Weel. hoo dae vac think a victory
iur Ihe Allies 'II alter a' thi-. Jim."
1  asks.
"I u this wey. Sandy." he replies;
"if the Allies no forward wi' true dc-
tcrminashun an' crush these tyrants
so that they'll never be able again tae
attempt tae cairry oot their mad dream
o' conquest it'll be the means o' tak-
ln' this heavy burden o' militarism off
thc back o' the workin' man. an' the
money wud be diverted tae improvin'
the condecshun o' the industrial community. This curse o' militarism has
kept back social reform in the cecvil-
ized countries long enough."
"What dae yae think o' Keir liar-
die an' Bernard Shaw, Jim," 1 asks;
"they're baith Soshylists. are they no',
an' they're agin the war."
had   it   conclusively   proved   tae   him.    "Weel. Sandy." he says: "yae maun
that twa sergeants had been nailed "l>  ;ii|ow cverv miul haen i,is ajn opcen-
���i-llivin'���by these savages. ^  yjn      gu,   wl,e���   y.u,   mens'lun     Keir
Aye, frcens. this '11 be a da'rk an'
dreary winter for molly a wife an'
in ithcr���rendered a' thc marc acute
by the absence o' iuformashun as tae
whaur her "man" or her laddie is.
Them o' us wha happen tae he in the
riicrried cless an' hae observed the
Wnller wcy in which oor better haul's
Hardie, I maun say that I ha'e jist as
muckle respeck for Hardie noo as ever
1 had. Despite what a section o' the
press say, I hold that never was a man
mare true tae his ain cless than the
redoubtable member for Merthyr-
Tydvale, an' 1 feel sure, also, that if
i it  came  tae  a  show  doon.  Keir  wud
display untirin' devoshun in bringin' ptay ;ls honorable a pain as ony o'
up the bairns, nursin' them through a'J they screeci,in' yellie. dugs that are
the ailments incidental tae childhood, hojtc.riri' for his blui'd. \s lor Bernard
*.$'��� then guidin' their steps wi' moth-1 Shaw���weel. he's a conundrum. If
erly'pri.le on their entry intae ihc | ,K.-S a Soshylist. weel. we'll let it go
everyday world���we can easily guess L, t|,at_there's aye a biack sheep in
hoo they weemen maun feel that hae cvery flock."
their .laddies   awa   fechtin'
���ds.    Hooever,  1   think   I'm  safe
in   sayin ,   that  no   wall
them   but
vliat wud ha'e their laddie dae what
he's daen���an' 0 if her laddie should
be spared	
"Weel, I'm richt gled tae hear yae
express they sentiments, Jim," I says:
"it's   refreshin'   tae   hear   the   like   o'
1 often hear some q' they fellies that
hae sic a contempt for Soshylists talk
aboot tlie war as if it Vis mine o'
If there's wan thing mare than an- their   bjzness_0f   c0���rse,     their     ain
ither that has shown itscl at this time   Urty ski��� is t,K, maist va\mb\e thing
it has been  the attitude  taken  up  ���>>" | tlicy possess."
ithc  advanced  leaders  o'   the  workin'     ���.,.   ...     ...   T. ���T        .
Weel,  Sandy,    Jim  says;    I   wud
.cless in thc auld country.
,T met Jim, my Soshylist freen, the
ither day an' we had a long crack
aboot the war an' thc pairt the worker
was takin' in it.
Wc  started  talkin'  aboot   the   coii-
���scripshtm  bizness,  an'   I  askit  Jim  if
go in a meenit if they'd let mc, but
I'm in the unfortunate posccsluin that
they wunnie tak me. My faithcr wis
a sodger, listed when he wis seventeen
tae get awa tae the Crimcay, my auld-
est brither wis a sodger, my youngest
brither is a sodger an' the yin atween
Ihe personages who know exactly
what is going on behind the fog which
nils many of the actual happenings
transpiring during the war are the
commanders in the field and the monarch- of the respective nations engaged in the -truggle. When King
George visits the wounded iu the hospitals he astonishes the soldiers by
bis accurate knowledge of the events
which have occurred on the Continent,
and thi- is because hi- Majesty shares
every important war despatch with
Lord Kitchener. Every day the head
of thc War Office visits Buckingham
I'alace. and on such occasions he relates to the King the progress of tin
campaign iu Flanders, King George
al-o follow- the doings of the British
Army by means of elaborate plans and
maps, as well as model-. There is a
-pecial salon in Buckingham Palace
which contains a huge map thirty feet
long by twenty wide, on which arc
marked the approximate position -if
our Dreadnoughts, thc dispositions of
all troops, lines of trenches, and the
position of forts, hi accordance with
the latest events King George's secretaries ri-adjust the panorama of (Infighting so that hi- Majesty each day
can see at a glance how things are
faring with our troops. Needless to
say. the map room at the Palace is
closely guarded, and none enter il but
paign, as a whole.    As a human document it should prove unique.
The aged Emperor of Austria is
to,, fettered by illness lo follow t|ic
example of his brother monarchs and
visit his troopS in tbe field. In his
gloomy palace at Vienna he lie- on a
bed of sicklies.- wailing tidings of his
troops, which arc brought to him by
despatch carriers who travel from the
front in motor-car-. It is a sad spectacle this, of the white-haired monarch
crippled by illness, and with hi- kingdom loitering, anxiously waiting lo
licar of the victory which never comes,
By Agnes  Littlejohn
Though    we   have   lost     our      truest
friend- and  nearest.
We've no regrets, for they have done
the right;
Though   we   must   miss   the   ones   we
know were dearest.
We must be glad���their honor still
i- bright!
We could not dare to hold them back
from glory.
For they have died to help a righteous cause.
And  we  who live shall  hear their noble story
Sung,   ringing   with   sound  of    the
world's applause.
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H.   H.   D��AN.   Proprietor
SEPTEMBER 27 and 28
18th and Main Street
All the Latest in Motion Pictures
(Three blocks  south ot Municipal Hall)
President of the Trades and  Labor Congress of  Canada, who is  now en route west in the
interests of the Congress and the Vancouver-Convention,  which commences on  Monday,
September 20.
.lie   thocht   the   workers   in   the     auld     . , ..,..,,
^v , , , him an   mc wis  invalided  name���an
country  wud statuid tor it. i ,,     ,     ,,,    ...        , ,.
���,.,-'  ���,    .       hue. Sandy, its like what yaer Harry
���'Weel.  Sandy,    lit-   says;    that s   a
���'nuestyin   that'll  solve  itsel.    Tae   my
-vey o' thinkin' if they'd pit that fellie
Harmsworth in an internment camp
the auld country wud be a whole lot
belter off. lie cairries on a propagan-
[a which is a typical example o' what
we use tae ca' yellie journalism.
"You can bet yaer bottom dollar,
Sandy," he conteenyies; "if Kitchener
says wc  need conscripslutn���then  the
Lauder says;
"Im the saftest o' the fainiily."
"I'm   awa,   Sandy,"   an'   thc     tears
were in his e'en.
"Guid nicht, Jim." T says; "I'm richt
gled I met yae; yae aye seem tae treat
ony subjeck I tak up wi' yae in a sensible wcy, an' there's wan thing aboot
Soshylism���a whole lot o' folk are
talkin' aboot it noo wi' sonic mare
respeck than �� hat they did a year or
workin' man in the auld country an' in
a' the countries that go tae  mak  up Is0 /'       .,        .     ,
,    ,.     .     ,,,   ,      ,,     .,,���,���������,i" looriloo, sandy, see yae again,   an
the Kmpire,  11 obey tlie command. ,
,i.       , u ,     i,.,f ,..,,.  'vl   that we panted.
.lim. dae yae really mean what yae I
say?" I. asks; "efter what I used tae j Yours through the heather,
hear   vac   ca'   the   military   ���   hired SANDY  MACPHERSON,
assassins'  an'   ither   sic     like     fancy j
 *- * ��� ���
"Sandy,    you    dinnie    unnerstaun;    PUT  THE  SURPLUS   IN   THE
you're like a lot mare folk  that pro- BANK
ken sae muckle aboot Soshy-
lie   lac1,   is   ya'(   dinnie   hen   a j
thing aboot it." Our  readers  will   find  it  greatly   to
d on noo there, Jim."  1   says';!their advantage to nun to the adver-
lia'c   use   sinnin1   yaer    sOw-1  tisemenl  of S. T.  Wallace, the well-
>vve a vie bitty argyment"������ 'known  grocery and provision merch-
"Ach, yae scunner nv, Sandy." he ;���,, 0f 44 Hastings Street West. Mr.
broke in; "yaell fin that Soshylism has'Wallace is out to save money for his
m,in- gain fra< this war than ony-  customers���ni I   by   --���Hing   them   se
ining that has happened sin  the  time  cond-grade  or  inferior  goods,  but  by
o' the  flood, an' if yae want tae ken  reason ot his splendid system of trad
onything,    Sandy,"    he    conteenyies, ing.   This enterprising merchant buy
"yaell fin'  that  the Soshylists wud be, in   unusually   large   quantities   direct |
ihe firsl tae urge conscripshtin if Kit-  from   the  packers  and  manufacturers,
h'-mr  or  ony   o' the ither lipid yins  thus  effecting  a  big   saving  that  11s-
Satd it wis necessary." nally goes to the middleman and job-
"What dae yae mean by siyin ,ber. This big saving i- passed on
Soshyilsts hae sic a lot tae gain by j to the customers iu the amazingly low
the doonfa' o'the enemy, Jim," I asks,  prices   charged   at   this   fine   store���
"Weel. Sandy, it should be patent | prices that are at least 20 per cent,
lo you that the Herman Empcreor an'Mower than those regularly charged,
his satellites hae been fechtin' Soshy-1 Another reason why it pays to deal
lism tbis guid twenty or thirty year from Wallace, is that every article in
back They didnie fecht it in a tl|e store is fresh and guaranteed for
strecht-frae-the-slicjuther sort o' wey. purity and quality.
King George, his secretary, and the
civil and active heads of the navy and
Tbe Kaiser is too nervous and impatient to stay in his palace at Potsdam and await news of his troops. He
journeys to spots, let it be said well
in the rear of the fighting line, where
iu the resplendent royal tent he eagerly awaits tidings of good or ill, as they
are brought to him by numerous despatch riders and by telephone The
Kaiser's field lent is always connected
by field telephone with the fighting
line, and messengers ill motor-cars,
aeroplanes, and on motor bikes are
continually travelling to and fro between the trenches and the War land's
comfortable  headquarters.
In his palace at St. Petersburg the
Czar keeps in constant touch with his
commanders in the field by means of
wireless. The Commander-in-Chief of
the Czar's legions, the Grand Duke
Nicholas, utilises a field wireless outfit to send messages to his ruler. From
the fighting line they are transmitted
to the nearest town of importance;
where a wireless station is situated.
arid from there the tiding- are flashed
to the Czar's palace. Kadi week a
messenger leaves the firing line with
a resume of the week's work, prepared
by the Grand Duke, and it is delivered
to the ruler of all the Rttssias by hand.
The message is in code, a copy of
which only the Grand Duke and the
Czar possesses.
The plucky King of the Belgians se-
all his war news  first hand,  for
Full well wc know that they have never faltered
Upon the road they trod with -weary
With  right  or  wrong our brave  men
never paltered.
And  we  must  take  the  bitter  with
the sweet.
Though  we  may bc thus  for  a  brief
time parted.
Wc   still   must   hope,   wait   for   the
open door,
We still must work to help the cause,
Their honor lives, unstain'd, for evermore!
I'se your spare time to increase your efficiency and earning power.
Better informed men and women make better citizens.
Night Schools will bc opened in South Vancouver at an early date.
Enrolment will take place at the following schools:���
GENERAL WOLFE, Twenty-seventh and Ontario Street.
SELKIRK, Twenty-second and Commercial Drive.
MACKENZIE, Forty-sUth and Fraser Street.
CARLETON, Kingsway and Joyce Road.
on Monday, October 4th, between 7 and 9 p.m.
A fee of three dollars ($.,.00) will be charged, but this will be returned when pupil has completed 73 per cent, of possible atten
By W. M. Fleming
he is continually in the firing line with
his troops. In a powerful motor-car
he travels to and fro between the
headquarters of the Belgian commanders, and during these journeys he
makes copious notes in a leather and
gold pocket-book presented to him
by his children. At tbe conclusion of
tbe war tbe contents of this pocket-
book should throw many interesting
sidelights on the war, for it is a diary
as well as a skilled analysis of the cam-
Left!    Left!     I.efl!
For sweethearts, mothers and wives,
We'll take our stand in the bloodstained trench
And fight for onr children's lives;
For children maimed .and for women
For  the  innocents  who   have  bled.
For the  soldiers  fallen  along the way
And  mangled  ere they  were  dead.   \
Left!    Left!    Left!
We're marching for the front.
We're out to do.the proper thing
Where the bayonets bite ami the bullets sting.
And brave men bear the brunt,
March!    March I    March!
Though your feet are stiff and sore
For  this is  the song the bugles  sing, j
And this is the word that roadwaysl
War!    War!    War!
Left!    Left!    Left!
With the dangers ail ahead.
We'll   win   our   way   to   the   Kaiser's
Over his Uhlans dead.
We're out to show Canada's sons
1012 Standard Bank Bldg. Vancouver, B.C.
Jingle Pot Coal
Ask Your Neighbour
We Sell Stove Wood
Coast Lumber & Fuel Co., Ltd.
Phone Fair. 2500        Phone High. 226 Phone Fraser 41
Are  made of proper stuff;
However good the old men were,
The young are jusl as tough.
Left!    Left!   ]...fi!
To turn for home again.
Those who have won to victory.
And paid for it in pain;
Those  who  have unit themselves like
And won to lasting fame;
Those who will leave to their grateful
- sons
An  ever-honored name.
District W.C.T.U. will hold a public rally. Monday, September 20tli, in
the Grace Methodisl Church, r. l6th
Avenue and Burns Street���Fraser ear.
Afternoon at 3 p.m., [01 women only.
Subji --I.   "Civic   Conditions "
l'veiling. K p.m.. Public Me-ting.
Addresses by 0. T. Gibson, ex-bity
controller, and Ur. J. W. Mcintosh.
Alderman for Ward IV Chairman:
Mr. John  Nelson. SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER IK, 1015
We are Milk and Butter Specialists
A. Tommason, Mgr. Phone Bay. 1417
1935-2nd AVE. WEST
A phone call will have prompt attention
I   ii
heard  the  story,   I
Mill: Foot of Ontario Street, Fraser River Phone: Fraser 97
Manufacturers of
Wholesale and Retail
brave  John,
si,..,   .i> ever ye laid eyes on, but it's
only one .. emselvcs" could iit on
tile   like,   it's   that   small     anil     tiny."
Mil        -lire    tile     old
stories an- often tin best, and it will
be iln pucer day when tin- same obi
stories are forgotten in Ireland. God
grant that 1 may ii"t be there to sec.
Were you ever in Water ford ? It's
a fine county, with many a beautiful
river running over the stones as clear
and as sweet as th. mountain stream,
and the hills are covered with trees.
soft and green in the summer and all
a gh-ry of red and u ild when the touch
of the irost firsl comes on the air.
And they havi the sea too, and the
rough, high cliffs, and the long,
smooth stretches >t -and. There i-
little wanting and then is easy grow- "I'll tell yc what I'll take. I'll give
ing in it full and plenty. ye tin  shoe if ye give mc your word
      and   hand   mi   it   that   every   furrow   I
j plough  as  long  as   I   live   I'll   find  a
[olden guinea at the end of it."   Thai
with the money clasped tight in his
hands. Next day almost before the
sun he'was oul ..-���;.,!.. mid when the
sun pise iiig'n above hi- head still on
and -.n he urged tin horse���on and
on. from morning till night, ei
the same, spring, summer, autumn���
on till the frost was on thc ground,
still he ploughed, and still thi
have that, -ay- my I guineas came leaping to hi- baud. It
lin.-  a  little  crystal   was   little  en.nigh   comfort   lr;-   ;.. ,,r
wife got of all ihe gold Her face
grew lined and haggard, her hair ;r. w
white and seam, her eyes grew hungry
"Now,"  says  the  merchant,  "that   is watching for tin- loving lopk ",* long
the very kind of a shoe  i  am looking ago  that  never  came, and     her
for. and I'm ready and willing to givi grew  weary for one tender word from
a big price for it. t.....    What    would his  lips,  -et  in  hard, mean line-  with
you say to a thousand golden guineas, the   greed   for  gain.    Each   night   he
fresh   from   the   mint:*       Kb.   John?" would  Stagger  home,  dog  tired,   reel-
lint John  sl������,k  his head.    "A     thousand guineas is a g ; price' but it i-
tour of thesi     laces.    Then
them  I     ..-.r   (.'hi. I.  ..ur   Mayor,
Mdi -ii..'.:.  mr License Commissi   ������
and our License Inspector.    Aftei  I
you   will   never   hear   another   chirp.
They ���������������'. se<   f r thcmsi 1- ��� -
splendid bodj ��� .���' men ..ur officials v
Me::   who   IVOuId  die   r.itll. l   111: n   -���    ifl
starve rather than lei these pi u - -
run knowingly, therefore i;  .-  i
spite of ti mi     Xuif -aid.    The pric��
:'��� r -pints after h iurs is 20c per gl; --.
d '������ ��� r 60c per bottle.    I)..n't ask for
jng t i eat. it causes thi    >*ait'ei
i.. frown.   At least don't ask for anything I  than a gin-fizz, that
i- il.- nearest thing to food I saw    n
ii.y   last   -.i-it.  and  was  being  inhaled
by tw., -.f our City Aldermen on that
occasion, and. ihey have the reputation
..i   being   very   temperate   men,    and
theref t.   must  have been  taking 'the
ing  like  a  drunken   man, and     throw
himself   down   on   hi-   bed.   muttering
not good enough," say- he.    "Even ajof  thc  gold even  in  his  sleep;    and mixture solelj   :  r its food pi   pi
thousand of them goes quick,    I  want  when moning eann he would ris,- up,
be sure oi full and plenty for    the   his eyes shining like lamps in his head.
v   SI    if my  life.     I'll  tell ve.
ays  he.
WtkWw&W?.'���������'������' ������ ��� . ,-������'. ..,...'.���- ...-���.:..":'   ~
R. CURRY, Prop.
was a   line  steep price   I   warrant  you
for a little  wee bit  of a  shoe  nol  tin-
bis mouth fixed, as though parched
with the thirst, and without a word
hi   w - :ii.l he off ; . ihe unending toil,
1  am.
while  the money  piled  up.  no  ,,-.- I ,.-,,.,.   CHjNOOK
living  -.ml.
But one night she heard the horses MORAL  DECAY   THROUGHOUT
coming home, and going ..ut sh.- found THE  WORLD
them alone.   John was not there.   She Sir.���Tin         -���   ���   ivar   is  tin     >ut-
Icngth ..f your link- linger and ii was Iran down to the field, her heart crying growtl                 .' ������,,-   . .
more   than   the   merchant     bargained out in her brt.r*. ai"l there shi   found ditlons  ��-hi
for      Me   twisted     and     turned     and   him,  ihe i old   frost  already   whitening \'0.,h
hemmed ami hawed, and say* h
the last of the gold pieces at  the end    .
���    ,      ��� -,-, .     . Spir
ot   ihe  furrow.       liny  do  be   -ayin
ti'e people of them part-, that  on
cold  frosty  night  a- yon go over t
brow of the hill you eau see l-ilm r*i:. i
war were the r< -nit.    H,
still   ploughing   the  broken   field,   and
hear his hoarse voice urging on the ir.
wouldn't advise you. John 5hea, to ask
that, for a- sure as you're there you'll
.;. i ah.ve 'of the money ami misfortune 'II come ..n you. I've lived in this
world f.-r thousands aond thousands
of years, and I never saw one that did
ni t lose by the greed if he got hob! of
him.    Hut." -ays he. "that i- your own   visible   horses.     It   must   be   an   awe-
lookout; s,, give me tin  shoe, and, -:. some sight, agradh, enough
long  as you  live.  :��   it  long  or   short,   'ear of God  in any  ..lie's  In
y..u  will   find  a  golden  guinea  at  tin j between us and harm this ni
end   of   every   furrow     you     plough."!
Then, grabbing the shoe out of John's
hand, he was off. no one could tell how
or  where.
Willi, nit as much as a word to his
wife. John raved oil to the yard.
hitched up the horses and away with
him to ihe field, lie was in such a
hurry t.. get to the end of the furrow
an- ;de
!n-_.   ini'ln, m.-,
... .1   resist
true im-p're of what wil
i: was ,n [In daj s of N.
hi    l<    in tin     ... - of the
lays  of
���I     the
by the
f|   ���
I ''-Min-.
havi a
fi r "as
-hall it
f Man."
that   he  urged   ihe  hot-
District of
New Feed Store
With Complete Line of'
Our stock will contain everything you need for successful
poultry raising
A trial will convince you that our  trade   is  built  up   by
Vernon Feed Co.
(Branch from Mount Pleasant)
Two Phones:    Fairmont 186 and 878
South Vancouver Branch: Phone Fraser 175
ui  to  their
Delegate   Irom   Winnipeg.       Newly    elected' top   speed   and   tore   like     a   madman
Social   Democratic   member    ot     Manitoba
Legislature,  a  familiar figure al Trades and
Labor   Congress   of   Canada   Conventions.
Vancouver,  B.C..
September 14. 1915.
John th.-  Revelator, in  spi   - i _   ol
the  last  days,   ( ;,-���  "I   saw  three  unclean spirits . . . They are the spirits
levils, workii     miracles      lii !i go
r Ttli untc ih.- kings of ;' .��� earth and
f the whoh Id, to gathi * tl em ta
the batth of I > . n .t daj nf C, id Almighty, lie;-...Id. I come as n. thief
Blessed is In ���' al watcheth, ..nd keep
ith his garments, lest he walk naked,
shame."���-Rev.   16:
tlown   the   field   and���would   you   be-
that I do not want t.i hi
nv letter
Over in Knockaderry, in the town-
land of Newcastle, there once lived a
man named John Shea. He was a decent, quiet, poor boy and no one had
a  word to say against him. and  him-
lieve it?���as he got to the end a bright |
new golden guinea jumped into his.
hand. For a moment he stood stock |
Mill staring at il. and then he put il
between his teeth and. bit on it to see
if it was real, and then he started to
jump anil shout and dance with joy.
He   made   such   a   row   that   his   wife
Sir.��� I am writing you for the reason 13-15, In referring :.. the final outcome, he says "The nations were angry, and the ,-. rath is come, and the
time of the dead, that they should be
judged, and that thous shouldest give
reward unto thy servants the prophets, and t., tin- saints, and them that
I decorate  the   VV.   I1.   B.  of any  of our
subsidized Vancouver dailies.
Will you kindly ask any of the kind
friends of the humble and much a-
bused   saloon   keeper,   those     friends
self and his wife were as well thought came running from the house t.. set
of as any iu the countryside. It's a what was the matter. "John. John,
queer   tiling,   alanali,   how   little     we  what is on you, avic?" she cried, for  b��rlu,"d .'"   ,lu*   ��"'lu'r  "'   Columbia      In reply to the inquiry, "What shall
sing his praises as a law-abiding  fear thy  name, -mall and greal
citizen,  etc..  t..  pay  a   visit   between | shouldest destroy them which destroys
the   hours   of  eleven  and   twelve   p.m. J the earth."���Rev.  11:18.
t.. tin dining rooms of the majority of      He comes in mercy to cut sho'rl this
the  hotel  dining  moms  in  the  neigh-   cnle|  w,,rk of destruction.
know- of ourselves or one another, and j the very face of him changed. His
it isn't till we are tried that we ever eyes were staring out of hi- head like
find out the truth. John wasn't what a madman's, his hands were shaking as
you'dl be calling rich, but he was they held the plough his lips were set
wanting for nothing, and to all ap- and his voice shook and sounded
pearance was a flahool as the next; hoarse as be urged the horses on anil
no one at all would have suspicion.-.!. on. It's no wonder the poor woman
the mean, eh.se streak in him till it was distracted as she ran beside bin.
came to the lop. \iul ihis is how it crying, "What is it, agradh? Tell in i
was. . about it. alliniv?    Ochone,  what  will
Early  one  morning  he  was getting 11 do al all?    It's mail, he is!"
ready  for  the   fair  of Clonmeh    and      lie   turned  his  head  for   a   mintiti '
went out  into  the  yard  to  drive   theito   glance   at   her   with   an   unsecin,
sows   to   the   meadow   before   he   left. [ stare,   and   half     whispered:       "Wa:
when   what   should  he  find glistening I Mary,  wait  till you see!    At  th<   . m
like a  diamond  in  the rising  sunlight  of ihe  furrow, at the end of the  fur
.but  a  little   tiny   wee  hit   ..i   crystal  row!     Och.   the  bright,  bright   gold!
shoe.     Xow.  John   was  no   tool,   and. It'- little  seed  I  need to be  |>'  ntin
when he saw the shoe he just t." k  it   ever again, when the bright
up and  put il  in  his pocket, thinking
and   Hastings  Strut.
lo   himself:   "Themselves    must   have
I lost it last night  when ihey came "Ui
nghl up from th.- earth. Wait and
sec, wait and see!" Then with a frcn
zicd   shout   he   urged   on   nnd   ..n   the
.'  ihe  old  rath   lor  the  dance.       And panting   horses.     She   ran   Inside   the
them  that  lost  it   will   come  after  it, plough, her anxious eves Fixed ..:i  his
and maybe 1 won't make them paj for face and her lip- whispering  prayers
it!"     When   his   wife   laid   eyes   on   it (till at   the  end  of the  furrow  sin   w
she raised an awful pillapoh.o and was -truck  dumb to see a bright,  glistel
all  for  sending  it    back  to  where  he ing  piece  of  gold  conn- leaping   froj
had   found   it.   "for,"   says   she.   "there the   earth   and   rcsl       in   J..hn's      ml
is neither  luck  nor  grace  in  dealings stretched palm FRED. BANCROFT
with "Them"';  for John was thinking      "Orrah,  Mary, have pity on us!" -he   Vlce-Pretidtnl oi Trades ana Labor Conpeti
,,   ,,       ,-     .      f   ...I,.,,   1,,.   ,.,,,,1,1   iii-.k,-,-,.;  .1       --\\t    .*   r   -i I     ��' Can.id.-i. who will be pr, sent at  the Van-
all   the   tune   ol   what   lie  lotiiu  m.iki   inul.       What   diviluicn     :-   nn   US ,. ... .��� i i
,.    , j .. 11 ���     ���,,,,��� -,  i      i     t   i couvei  Convention which meets o.i Sept. 20.    I'.IUel    "1    tile    I  moll    Mn. 1    Spvctilb
out of his find. ���'���������    throw it back. John avi urneen-
lle wave the fair the go-by, for he thrown it away! Sure, the ilivil hini-
was afeared to leave the shoe behind,self must he in it!" But John onl}
and he was twice as feared to carry it laughed and answered: "Well. G nl
with him on the lonely road over the  or devil, I'll hold on tn il. and as lot
be the sign nf Thy coming, and ol
the end ..f lh,- w, rid?" Jesus said to
his disciples: "As the days of Noe
i wen-, s . shall al- - thc coming of the
Son  of   Man  be.     I',.,-  a-  in   tin-  days
that  wert  before, the  fl 1 they  were
eating md drinking, marrying and
giving iu marriage, until the day that
N'ne entered the ark. and knew nol
" 't'1 t't fl ' n md took them all
t'vaj : so -: ��� tin   coming oi the
Son    :'  M ,.- be."���Matt. 24 !. 37-39
While a p .\\   -   fr .:::  belli at!:  is  tal -
ing p..S-, ssi..n ...' th,,.;. who have casl
*''���'   "' i   restr ������mil:  influence of  the
���~;''   ' a  power l'i .', -,,
v nl   taki    |n --  ssion   oi   Cod's   !��� >..!
subjects        While -   se.
' - ""���   "���>   md v   rs. .
eing   deceived."  ' the
go  d   i*ill     ���     |,.ve|( pj, ,,
11 ' will* gi rigl     ��� '  |ifei
'���..i-:i  the
tn.-   ������!. .....
more distn;, t as till -.  . .
.arth.piai , -.        mine,     and  pes
���l|v    uiiiiii--
Christ's Matt. 24   7-14
r\   - Hrs,
c. \. ci 'i.i-:.
.     ri    the)   will   find   all   kinds   a1 i
conditions of men and women.    Sober
iTominv'and  Sandy  and  Jean  wants I mountains.   When night came he went | as there is breath in my body  1  will   i cannol afford to gel drunk
(most is tobacco���and  plenty    of    it. down to the path, and, lying down, he  find  a  golden   guinea  at   ihc   en ':   Ihey   have first    caught     thcii       Rey   |)r
'   K   Wright of th
Knitted   things   are   welcome,   but   a sang   out   as   if   to   himself:      "John every furrow I plough." The po ��� "nightlj   sucker."    The sucker in dif- s, ,..,,v   uj]j      c.r.
'packet of  cigarettes  is  the  key  to  a Shea o'  Knockaderry has found a lit-1 man   turned   sorrowfully  away.   ,vhih        enl stages ol drunken development: scn:ic*                            *fp    .
nalist.  soldier's heart.    In the long nights of tie shoe."    Then, jumping up, he was behind   he   sh<   could   hear   her  man Women of the underworld, grown grey (, (    ^     '      ';              "'
J    . .   -,   ... ,     . -    -1...,, ...  :.,...   .1.      I.    ' It    ��� In     niirmll    nf    tlinr    i.nlm-at. ��� ' 'U,
Will Irwin, the American joti
in a  recent article on "The Smoke ol
Battle," wrote:���This has been  called
a  war of  nerves am! a  war of endurance   and   a   war   of   starvation.     All
these terms fit. but t-. my mind it  is! nerves steady
a war of tobacco,    This  gentle drug- cipating an atta
may be unnatural in time of peace, an  smoke,
acquired  and   vicious   habit.     It   is   no       'Hie  Overseas  Club.  Aldwyeh. Loll
the trenches, with the big shells burst- off like a. hare to shelter. |urgingth,  horses on and on.   At noon m  pursuit   pt  their  unlovi
iilg   repeatedly   and   ihe   rifle   bullets)     The nest morning, brave and  early, j it   was  down   to  the   field   she   had   lo young   ejrls  just   Starting   ol
behaving like a  -warm of siiper-hor- an old man dressed like a grand rich.bring his bit  of sup,  for sorr.i  a  bit quick  road  to  moral death,
nets,  il  is  tobacco  which  keeps    the | merchant cam.   lo the  farm door and of him would slop: and ..n and .mi he derman   who  think  thai   no
The wise officer, anti-i savs   he:   "Is   this   where   John   Shea|went while the sun went down and the
!   th
i\. r.
orders his men  to
says   he:
lues:"     Herself,  who    never     suspi- twilight gathered, and nol until ii  w;.-   with a blind eye.
cioned who it was. asked him to walk j too dark  ;..  sec the money  would  iu ;     Heavens, what a combination.    And
int..   the   room,   and   says   she:   "I'll  come back  to thi- house     The  horses  we  have a  Chief ol" Police  whom  n
���������1-    in  argue  that question    War is I rlon.  ha-  opened  a  cigarette  and  to-  call himself."   There is no use in my were   staggering   in   their   tracks       ��� I        * a man grown up from
an unnatural state of being, arid in that 1 bacco fund,  every    shilling  contribii- taking up your time in telling you that were hard sel to drag thems Ives 1 thi   ranks    -   therefore onto his job
unnatural state tobacco fits.    It is the  ted to which represents a packet con- he was close at hand, hanging around to the yard, but John wall   dasoniA edged t,   enforce.!
sweet  console,-, the imperfect  substi-  tabling;50 cigarettes and 4 oz. of to-  the yard and foosthering over this and air,  not   feeling  ihc   weam   --
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South Vancouver Citizen's Club
Debate on Municipal Matters resumed���Shall the Municipality
be allowed to go into the hands of a Receiver?���Wanted
A Man!
On taking the chair at the last
meeting nf the Citizens' Club, Citizen
Jones asked if members had heard
ail) thing about a receiver Peing in
South Vancouver before the end of
the year. An interesting debate followed, the general opinion being that
given a MAX to lead, South Vancouver is all right, and that tbe appointment of a receiver would not be fair
to property owners who have paid
their taxes regularly.
Citizen Robinson led off the discussion. He said: I have heard a good
deal about a receiver for South Vancouver recently, and there is a disposition in some quarters to think
that it would bc a mighty good thing
for the municipality. Personally I
do not agree with that view. All that
is needed in South Vancouver is good
business management and a common
sense view of economic conditions.
Reeve Gold was supposed to be a
business man, capable of restoring the
financial standing of the municipality,
but he has sadly disappointed his
friends. He has not lived up to his
election promises.
Citizen Browne: 1 thought that was
the very thing the reeve boasts he has
done���carried out his election platform.
Citizen Robinson: lie has done nothing of the kind. You remember how
Mr. Gold criticised and condemned
Reevc Kerr for issuing treasury certificates instead of selling bonds. You
remember how Mr. Gold stated time
after time that given a business reeve
and council, South Vancouver bonds
would find a ready sale. The secretary of the South Vancouver Voters'
League, which as you are aware was
Mr. Gold's organization, frequently
declared that he would guarantee if
Reeve Kerr and his council were turned out and Mr. Gold and his supporters were put in office "Within twenty-four hours South Vancouver would
sell every unsold bond on the London
market." That statement was made
on Gold's platform many times and
was confirmed by Mr. Gold. Again,
you remember how Mr. Gold argued
that no public work should be undertaken by thc council until the bonds
were sold, and the money in the municipal treasury. But, what did Reeve
Gold  do  as  soon  as  he  took  office?
He entered into negotiations with an
American firm for the sale of treasury
certificates and broke off with Wood,
Gundy's of Toronto, who had financed
South Vancouver during a very difficult period at far less cost than neighboring municipalities were able to
finance. Was that carrying out his
election pledges?    Most decidedly no!
Citizen Mackenzie: I agree with Mr.
Robinson. Reeve Gold has by no
means lived up to his election promises. What about trips to Victoria
and the use of the municipal auto?
You know how he criticized Reeve
Kerr about travelling expenses and
trips to Victoria. Yet Reeve Gold
has sent far more councillors to Victoria than there was any need for, in
fact he almost begged councillors to
go whenever any matters in which he
was personally interested was concerned.
(Citizen O'Brian: As for instance?
Citizen Mackenzie: Well, take the
tax sale proposition. It is common
knowledge that Reeve Gold was anxious to stave off a tax sale because
the Gold property was involved. And
you all know how many councillors
were sent over to Victoria at the
reeve's special request, on more than
one occasion. Then you remember
how Mr. Gold used to sneer about
Reeve Kerr using the municipal auto.
Yet Reeve Gold has used the auto
quite as much as Reeve Kerr ever did,
and within the past week appointed
one of his political supporter? as municipal chaft'ettr in place of a man who
enlisted.    Where  is his  consistency?
Citizen Robinson: Reeve Gold has
no consistency, and as a business man
be is a failure. He made a big sprose
on the platform, but his pretensions
to business ability have been pricked
and he has collapsed like a toy balloon. He reminds me of the story
about straining at a gnat and swallowing a camel. He makes a tremendous fuss about piffling little things
that are not worth five minutes consideration; but when important matters are before the council he is all at
sea. When his year of office is up
I think it will be proved that his administration has cost this municipality anywhere from $50,000 to $100,000
more than it should have done.
Citizen O'Brian: In what way?
Citizen Browne: Well, take the issue of treasury certificates. Wc have-
it on the authority of Wood. Gundy's
that there was a loss of $30,000 on
that issue alone. In addition to that
there is a big shrinkage on the sale
of the treasury certificates, which
could have been avoided if Reeve
Gold had carried out his pre-election
policy of selling bonds before undertaking any work. Then, instead of
making the money realized by sale of
treasury certificates go as far as possible. Reeve Gold has advocated and
sanctioned a policy which I am informed by those who are in a position to know, is losing South Vancouver  thousands of dollars.
Citizen O'Brian:  As how?
Citizen Robinson: By carrying out
sewerage construction on a relief basis at $3 a day. We have it on the
authority of Councillor Rowling, who
bases his statement on the engineer's
report, that thc municipality has been
losing $700 a week by so doing; and
I am told by sewerage experts that
going ahead digging ditches before
the pipes are ready to be put in is
likely to cost the municipality dear,
especially if wet weather sets in soon.
Citizen Mackenzie: There is another matter in which Reeve Gold has
not carried out his election pledges.
Which of us has not heard Mr. Gold
protesting and complaining about the
illegalities practised by Reeve Kerr
and previous councils in taking bylaw money for administrative purposes and vice versa? Yet Reeve Gold
and his council took $102,000 from bylaw account to pay interest���the very
thing Mr. Gold condemned Reeve Kerr
for doing. And that is by no means
the only instance where Reeve Gold
has sanctioned illegalities.
Citizen Browne: The fact of the
matter is Reeve Gold is a bluffer and
a wind bag that can be pricked by
anyone who takes the trouble to bunt
up facts. He pretends to be a level
headed business man, but beyond a
natural tendency to strike a hard bargain, he has shown a lamentable lack
of business ability. Mr. Gold just
plays to the populace, and there is
a chance he may be re-elected at the
next election. A determined ' effort
should bc made to prick his wind bag
by facts and figures put before the
populace by a convincing speaker.
Eddie Gold has not a leg to stand on if
properly attacked; but so far as I can
see we have no man in South Vancouver who is both capable and willing
to tackle Eddie as he should be tackled. We have one or two* men capable of doing so, but none apparently
who are willing.
Citizen Mackenzie: I agree with
Browne.    What is  most  needed    in
II We will send it any place on the Globe for $1.00 a year.
That figures out at less than 2 cents a copy. We are independent, unfettered. We like your words of encouragement, but must have your support.
11 We are the only weekly of interest to all classes, all
places, published in Vancouver.
ff Next week the Saturday Chinook will carry some splendid illustrations, better editorials, live special articles.
11 Yes; we are out against John Barleycorn. In fact we
were the first paper to tackle him in British Columbia.
South Vancouver is a MAX oi convincing personality, a keen debater,
capable of putting facts and figures
before an audience ill such a way as
to strike conviction home to his hearers, l-'or, after all, Mr. Gold's success
as a politician is due chiefly to the
convincing manner in which he states
bis case. The fact thai his statements
arc for thc most part fictitious or misleading goes for nothing, as no one
takes the trouble to nail bis statements to thc counter.
Citizen Browne: Quite so, Reeve
Gold has talked about a receiver in
South Vancouver till the people believe a receiver is necessary. And as
a matter of fact, if Mr. Gold remains
iu office much longer a receiver will
be absolutely necessary. But. given
a MAN, South Vancouver will still
weather the financial storm and come
out in good shape.
Citizen O'Brian: I have heard Reeve
Gold say that it would bc a good thing
for South Vancouver to go into the
hands of a receiver.
Citizen Browne: I do not agree.
Would it be fair to South Vancouver
property owners who have regularly
paid their taxes? Why should their
property be placed in thc hands of a
receiver for the sake of gamblers in
land who have not paid their taxes?
The bulk of the people of South Vancouver paid extortionate prices for
their property to land gamblers. Now
the gamblers squeal because they are
asked to pay taxes. If they would
pay their taxes there would be no need
for a receiver. If they are not willing or able to pay, they should admit their defeat in thc land gambling
game and bear their losses like good
Citizen O'Brian: What do you mean
by "bear their losses?"
Citizen Browne: Simply this���if the
land grabbers can pay the taxes due
they should be forced to do so by
proceedings in the courts; if they can
not'pay, they should like good sports
turn the property over to the municipality in lieu of taxes. The majority
of South Vancouver ratepayers bought
their property for homesites, the proportion in arrears with taxes is comparatively small; the bulk of the property in arrears was bought for speculative purposes���in short it was a
gamble. And why should the land
gambler receive more sympathy than
the gambler in stocks and shares or
the backer of horses?
Citizen O'Brian: Well, of course, if
you put it like that I suppose there is
something in what you say.
Citizen Browne: Of course there is,
and the sooner land gamblers quit
squealing and admit that they have
been gambling thc more likely they
arc to pay their debts like good sports,
or clear out. They are the people primarily responsible for large expenditures in opening up roads through
the bush, putting down water mains,
plank sidewalks, etc., for thc convenience of "suckers" to whom they sold
homesites at boom prices. Then why
in thc name of common sense do they
not bear their part of the burden like
men, instead of squealing, as Reeve
Gold and others like him squeal, about
mal-administration, etc., etc.? Reeve
Gold has talked a lot about past councils; but I venture to say Reevc Gold's
administration has been the most unbusinesslike in the history of (he municipality. I challenge any of you
to mention one year when South Vancouver has been mismanaged so badly
as during the year 1915.
Citizen Robinson: Browne is quite
right. Reeve Gold's administration has
been the most unbusinesslike ever
known in this province���and that is
going some. The thing for the residents to do now is to give marching
orders to all real estate men who
seek municipal honors and to run the
municipality for the benefit of those
who have made their homes here. I
notice Reeve Gold in a letter to the
council at its last meeting talked about
reducing thc police force and the fire
department. Why? Because he lives
in Vancouver and it would make no
difference to him if South Vancouver
was over-run with thieves and incendiaries. He stands to lose nothing.
His land would still be there when all
was over. But the residents arc in a
different category. They have much
to lose and nothing to gain by a reduction of th police and fire departments. Suppose the fire department
is reduced, what will happen? The residents will have insurance rates raised on them. But what does it matter
to the reeve? He has no property to
insure. It is time South Vancouver
kicked out the real estate men and
"absentee" landowners and began tn
manage their own affairs. Let the
slogan at the next election be "South
Vancouver men for South Vancouver
The debate then adjourned.
Some of the most interesting features of great human undertakings are
those that are permanent
Whereas the biggest wonders in the
world become stale by familiarity,
that which is transient at once strikes
the attention. It bursts upon our
consciousness, shouts a genial "Now
or never," and then disappears.
And with it often disappears brilliant pages of romance. Your modern railway, for instance, with its ordered life, its rules and regulations,
its scheduled rates and uneventful
runnings, may have its astounding aspects, but the whole thing is so integral a part of our life that it ceases
to attract. It is like porridge every
Yet what a thrilling story might be
told of the days of its construction.
How thc Durham folk must have
marvelled when Puffing Billy, with
much snorting, made his first trip.
GBy the way. why have locomotives
since changed their sex?) And how
the prairie pioneer must have watched
for the approach of the grading gang
as the first railways began their revolutionizing work in the khaki West
and brought steel to grain.
In England, tbe home of tbe steam
engine, even costruction work has
reached the prosaic stage���there are
no forests to penetrate, no vast unpopulated distances to span, no simple folk to astonish, The navvy is
an accepted member of his community,
his work being now chiefly that of
repair and maintenance.
In Canada, on the other hand. rail-,
way building is still in its infancv, or
at the most in its early youth. Feats
as great as any in the past have vet to
bc achieved. Thousands of miles of
bush, scores of rivers, hundreds of
mountains and hills, have still to bc
pierced, or bridged, or tunnelled, before railway communication can bc
said to be equal to the need.
And these gigantic tasks arc cvery
week being essayed. Thus, away up
at the steel-head, and in the construction camp, life is still more or less
rough, and more or less romantic.
It is worth a trip either to study
human nature under conditions entirely fret* from pose and artificiality,
Suppose that a section has been built
and twice or thrice a week- a train it
running. It will be what is called a
"mixed! train" and its time schedule
will bc both generous and clastic.
There will be freight cars of sorts,
carrying goods to the pioneers and
material for the contractors, and at
the tail, a passenger coach. Here will
be found picturesque men of every
kind on every sort of business���laborers, drummers, prospectors, sportsmen, managers, immigrants and,���
clearly out of their environment���perchance a tourist or two.
The pace is leisurely, and al a score
of points you drop off and wander
about the track, chatting with a nearby settler, or heaving a stone at a
prairie chicken or a chipmunk that
ventures into view. 'Sometimes the
engineer and his fireman stretch
themselves in thc shade until the
signal comes to proceed.
At the journey's end is a scene
animated and unique, A big shack or
two have been run up by enterprising
individuals, who, for some time to
come, will hold you in the hollow of
their hand.
These shocks form a kind of cmb \-
onic station and exchange and mart.
The business of the district is done
here, from the cashing of a money
order, to the serving of a "quick lunch"
or the purchase of a horse and if the
distance from the nearest town is considerable, prices will be proportionately high. A "lunch" of vegetable
soup, mountain goat (it may be) and
fruit tart, with a cup of indistinguishable tea or coffee, served en famillc
and "everybody help themselves" will
cost from fifty to a hundred cents.
Thc arrival of thc train is an event
to which settlers dire or drive in for
miles around. A grey old-timer, who
has neither rig nor hack, perhaps
tramps in on foot. Thc ranch boy
comes in with his gun slung across his
saddle. The ranch owner honks up
in his automobile���a machine that has
a short and exciting life on these
hazardous roads. Other folk drive up
in laden democrats, drawn by wiry
There are cheery salutations and
unexpected recognitions, and then thc
contents of thc baggage cars are flung
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lo earth pell mell. There are His
Majesty's mails, game traps, a mattress, a gun. a cycle wheel, sundry
boxes of fruit, sides of beef, a gramophone, a child's rocking-horse, a bag
of nails, a brace of birds ���all in incongruous melange. The crowd strolls
up and sorts it over, each man picking
out anything there may be for him.
But mark tllat fellow with the big
eigar and the well creased trousers.
He is obviously more interested in the
men than in the goods. Quiet in
manner and movement he picks out
his man, taps him on the shoulder,
and, after a brief conversation, gives
him a little ticket. All the men he-
accosts arc swarthy fellows and most
of them are young. They chatter con-
terttedly enough in a strange tongue.
They have their kits in homely bundles.
At length they move in a body towards the unfinished track���all save
one, a raw band evidently, who speaks
broken English.
"Ten mile?" says he. "How wc
get there?"
"You didn't expect an automobile
to meet you, did you?" retorts he
with the cigar, with a touch of not
unkindly irony. "Some of you can
ride in the wagon and some of you can
walk, by turns."
This man knows his business. He is
one of tbe company's foremen, at once
firm and human���considerate to honest workers who do not expect all
the advantages of civilization in the
bush, but with no use for slackers and
Let us follow the gang to the construction camp.
Behold, on a piece of rising ground,
partly cleared, a cluster of tents, log
huts, and houses of unpaintcd pine.
Scattered about arc articles of domestic use, cooking utensils chiefly, while
from sundry subsidiary camp-fires a
blue shimmering column of smoke
ascends. Certain articles of male
attire are stretched to dry between
convenient trees.
Those little shacks removed a
stone's throw from the rest, with the
good-wife at the door, and perchance
a child or two playing with the dog,
arer the married quarters, and tn these
pertain  the  uamp-fires  aforesaid. .,
The single mei. live and cat in common. The big square building yonder
is the bunk-house, where they sleep,
tier unon tier. That, is the dining
room and kitchen. The food is nlain.
but plentiful and well-cooked. Every
camp has its own cookce, an expert,
whn draws big wages: for without, a
good cookee there would be no camps.
Occasionally the camp consists of a
string nf box cars, of which one if
fitted as thc store, another as the
kitchen, a third as a tool and genera!
dtilitv shed. The eating-house is
denoted bv a length of rail suspended
bv thc door. This is the dinner-gong,
whose clamorous tongue, reverberating through thc solitude, summons
Ihe toiler frnm his toil.
Life in these bachelor quarters is
not hard. The interiors are often not
less home-like than that of a gypsy
caravan, allowing, of course, for the
general absence of feminine touch.
The men get no little fun in the evening out nf a ball game, a stroll with i
gun. or. when the nights are co'i>\
varning around the glowing stove oi
the blazing fire.
The fires in the open give stimulus
to thc imagination. When the filmy
smoke arises, wraith-like, against a
background of nurnle hill or sombre
pine: when the logs crack asunder and
thc sparks flv wildly skvwards: while
Ihc bark of the coyote breaks on the
ear, or the call nf a startled bird���then
ly man grnws reminiscent, his tongue is
loosed, his b"art expands, and he
brings forth from the storehouse of
memory things new and old. Then it
is, too, that he sees in the flames, with
moistening eye, the old home and thc
old dear fac.es.
All thc same, it is no life for weaklings. Here, above everywhere, one
has to nlav the man. Social prejudices and foolish imaginings have alike
to bc put aside. The hours arc long,
the work is hard, there are none of thc
gaities of town, A rea1 deprivation
sometimes is the lack of washing
facilities, though where the camp is
pitched by a stream there is the luxury
of thc out-door baths.
For the rest, the life is healthy and
the "av gnnd. As there arc few opportunities of spending, a man can save
���"ore than out of twice as much in the
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