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PHONE     SEYMOUR     470
Vol. V, No. 44���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
.ft T. Rogers, Successful Business Man     I
frtHILE we have never had the pleasure of meeting Mr.
^^ B. T. Rogers, his friends say that he is quite an ordinary gentleman, iro better and no worse than the average.
It seems, though, that the fact that Rogers has several million dollars to his credit in the banks, marks him out for attack from all sides.
*j The charge made recently that thc British Columbia Sugar Refinery, controlled by Mr. Rogers, has been manipulating food prices, has received wide publicity. Most of
ihe criticism has been made without hearing the case for
:he refinery. Recently a company lobbying the Provincial
Ministers for land concessions in Interior British Columbia, where they plan to build a sugar refinery to handle
-mgar beets, made the charge that the local sugar refinery
was using its influence to buck the new project. This is a
ridiculous suggestion, but nevertheless, widely circulated.
'��� We believe that Mr. B. T. Rogers has all along taken full
advantage of the high tariff which nurtures monopolies.
If he has, he has only displayed good business sense. Being
a monopoly, he has wide powers in fixing sugar prices and
play or may not be manipulating the market to his own advantage.
f But we believe that the chief grievance some people have
against this industrial king is that he has made more money
during his twenty odd years residence here than most of
liis neighbors. lie has found opportunities} in British Columbia which thousands of others have overlooked. He has
built up a gigantic industry here while others with the same
chances went broke. He works while many others loaf and
talk politics. He is out busy in the markets while some of
the gentlemen who would be his competitors are trying to
get up on the blind side of the politicians.
fi The STANDARD is opposed to the high tariff which
protects the Rogers industry as well as the high fence
. which will enclose his magnificent grounds in Point Grey;
but we must confess that we admire the energy, the aggressiveness, the industry, the will power, and the business
ability of this man whose business success in this city
should be an inspiration to every young man.
The Standard Will Help
War Dance
THE STANDARD is out to
help the boys behind the Patriotic
Celebration of May 2nd, 3rd, 4th
and 5th.
Q Next week will be a
War Dance Number
Help along the War Dance by
mailing copies of THE STANDARD to outside friends.
fi WHEN" IT CAME to selecting a chairman of the Ways
and Means Committee, again they had to turn to the Highland Scotch, whateffer. D. M. Macdonald, Esq., has devoted the most of hi.s life to figuring out ways and means
of selling more goods. He is the man who looks after
"getting things from where they are to where they should
be" at the house of Kelly-Douglas.
fi MUCH OF THE SUCCESS of the recent Rotary Con^
ference in Vancouver is due to Mr. A- R. Kelly, otherwise
King Kelly, who has the important position of manager
of tbe War Dance.    The king is a bundle of energy and
are wet, our hearts are aching for our losses,
not lake a hint from nature?
but shall we
Hamilton's Morbid Misery
,|._ :,
"Dost thou think because thou art  virtuous there shall be no more cakes and ale?   Yea! .    .
by the mass ��� and ginger shall be hot in the           ,   luinpidcs. Sophocies, a
mouth, too."                 '                                                 **fe- mmgled joy with sorr
the song nl birds lollow
^JKS! and in spile ni the Hamilton SPECTATOR, the cloud.
^^  Vancouver Sireei. Carnival will come off as promised.|
"The Commercial Traveller-" will declare that  "Motleys
lhe only wear," and the Terminal City will show a disinclination, a positive aversion, indeed will utterly and positively refuse to dun a garb of sackcloth and a-hes.
fi The storm, lhe earthquake, tears and wounds, then
comes lhe green mantle of grass and flowers lo drape with
beaut}' the ugly scars.
fi "The art of medicine is the art of amusing the patieni
while nature cures the disease," and iu these times of siress,
of strenuous effort, ol sacrifice, the psychologist knows
that for a community, as im* an individual, there must be
some "break," some relaxing of lhe tension, or lhe "strain"
will tell. Shall we dwell always on our griefs, our sorrows,
shall we ever mourn our sacrifices, mir losses? That way
madness lies. Shakespeare knew this sn lie prefaces ihe
tragedy of the graveyard -scene in "Hamlet" with the humor ul the clowns.
ihe great dramatists true t"
i\v, laughter wilh  tear-, made
rumbling   nf    llie    thunder
fi WHEN THE ROTARY Conference was closing. Kelly
conceived the brilliant idea of announcing at the Hotel
Vancouver that a twenty dollar gold piece, evidently the
property of a rotarian, had been found'in the corridors. He
begged the party losing the pocket token to come forward
and prove property*. One hundred rotarians immediately
responded. The visiting rotarians and their hosts spent
considerable nioney during the conference. In fact they
were out to enjov themselves.
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fi ONE Oh' THE bes't advertisements Vancouver has to
offer is the big I lute! Vancouver, They served 650 thick,
juifcy steaks at ihe Rotary banquet in ten minutes. The
steaks were before lhe multitude inst as the soup disappeared. No hotel west nf Chicago has lhe equipment to
give such service as this. The bigger the crowd the more
���pleased is Aline Host Turquand.
" ONE ROTARIAN, A MILLIONAIRE from the American Northwest, said: "I am glad in lintl nn '.he Pacific
Coast such a splendid hotel as ibis. I will steal awav. from
home next mid summer '���hen our country is being burnt up
by ihe sun and wiih my wife and youngsters, 1 will motor
tl tin
I can
\ anci aivet
ancouver.   A fev\ weeks here with apartments
would make as pretty a little holiday a
'he Hamilton SPECTATOR having devoted some of
'   Hamilton  SPECTATOR   look  up your Addison and
catch a little ni the amiable spirit ni Sir Roger de Cbverly,  ua
whose warm, human liean has made the original SI TX' j support
T.\T( iR a joy for ever,     We need a little more color, a
iittle mure "life" thai will kindle the imagination.     The
men who occasionally gol into a "fancv" dre.--    were the
1  THE GREAT STREET C \K\IYAI. will .h-.v,
to Vancouver from every point in the west from il
1  llu
e heimve-
.-[ i
��\ citizerts to lend ll
i', *eal
end iheir
tuner, Having accused| lirst men It
ha- it
u \
lap at i lie
object of
ire loudly
which will be
ijts space lo villilying Sir Wilfrii
thai venerable statesman of lying and
round for something else to -lam���am
Commercial Travellers, who, with the
raising funds for patriotic institutions
crying for help���are orgai
ill good taste, which, like i
hill, "give delight and hur
ject in view���raise money.
'.he affair vvill find "partin
fi It is a far cry from Hamilton to Vancouver. Distance
does not lend enchantment to the Hamilton SPECTATOR'S) view. Eamiliar Hamilton may be with "functions"
lhat are frivolous, with "functions" not to be commended
look, d j credit lo th
on khaki, tbe stage wa
irofesstop.    The "kill* io
ie music un frospero s island
not'' and will achieve the ob-
and In a way thai patrons ni
'" not a "sweet sorrow'1 but a
in   'I loiiur Knii,   a
���-..^^^���---^^^���----���^���---^^^���---^^^���---^-B ('i ihe Commonwealth pm down with a stern hand all thai pm sunshine
into life and the result was a reaction ihai made the Restoration the must licentious period in British history.
1   The May Festival in Vancouver will not be an orgi'e of
wanton frivolity;    It has a serious purpose,   achieved by
pleasant means.    Vancouver needs no anlicipainrv censor
'mi its eunduct:    lhe- Hamilton SPECTATOR apparently
! needs a luentop ni manners, a post which proves no sinc-
icure: he will have much'In teach the SPECTATOR.
1 Till-'. GEORGIA HARRIS viaduct, buill al a coll of
millions, is a substantial and beautiful connecting way between ihe important pan-' ni the City of \ ancouver. ! I
���ari coin; ed canvas, duck and silk���tent!
ireamers, and il will look like a pictim
it out in
limes oi ancient Rome.
'   THIS WAR  h.\.\a;. smacks of originality,
rangei-nentscould not be in better hands than tho
travelling salesmen of the Pacific Province!
ni the
H- ar
of !!;���-
Twenty Thousand Tractors Wanted
at any time, but certainly the SPECTATOR does not know i ��3(REAT BR 1 TA IX is se
Vancouver. For my part, I am inclined to let Hamilton i^-* ment of 20,000 great big steam ploughing machines to
manage her own affairs, and will hot even have the imper- he used in turning over the sod which has been growing
tinence to offer advice even to the SPECTATOR, which | thick and green in some parts for 500 years or more.
_ i fi Not only a splendid advertisement for the city,   but a
splendid contribution to the cause of humanity.   History
I does not show where any more noble work has been under-
i taken than that of such organizations as the Red Cross and
tiding to America for a consign-jtbi Patriotic Fund.
appears to be a fellow in need of a���candid-friend. A pe
son less reticent and delicate than I am would hjnt that the
SPECTATOR shows a pretty good conceit of itself when,
in a plea for advertising by inference, it likens itself to
"the tree of life casting abroad its leaves for the healing of
the nations."
fi Having bestowed such lavish appreciation on itself, it
lias, of course, none to spare for the efforts of public-spirited men in distant Vancouver.
fi We did not need the SPECTATOR to tell us that there
is a war on. This city has given with both hands, we have
sent our loved ones, and are still sending them, our eyes
fi Great Britain needs food and needs it badly. She needed it quite as badly before the war; but in those days the
oceans were open and her argosies could bring it in from
the ends of the earth.
fi Now the Germans have turned the trick which will force
England to put under cultivation the thousands upon thousands of acres which have been lying idle. The cricket pitch
and'the football field will be put to growing cereals. The
deer parks will be cleared and broken up for the various
crops. Race courses will give way! to potatoe fields and
university grounds wilLgo over to rjie production of cabbage heads.
fi MR. II. B. McKEEYIE, assistant War Dance Manager,
is the Vancouver Manager for Sam Leiser. , He is given
the credit of being the-father of the idea of a patriotic festival of the nature of the War Dance.     He is one of   ��9fl|
oldtimers of Vancouver and one of the most popular trav%
ellingfciiien in the business.
/*��>���-__��� TWO
.Vrt'RDW,   MARCH   3,
By H. F. Gadsby
Ottawa, Feb. 22.���The long delayed
New year's honor li.it is put at lust,
Rumi'i* .-;iys that it u;i>. delayed because ;i recalcitrant Montreal editor
\In' has handled Tory campaign
funds objected to certain names on
the li>t. Be that as it may, the list
ia now made public and adds one more
Cfaliini't minuter to the increasing
number of l<nii:lits in this fair Canada
of ours.
The Borden government seems to
have.no fear that titles from overseas
will denationalize' our public men.
Through ,ils recommeiKlat-oyis, not
only have a large number of otherwise sensible citizens been knighted,
but about half the cabinet has been
similarly decorated. To be accurate
seven Cabinet ministers out of seventeen have been tagged. The Borden
Government has been in office five
years and a half. It will presently be
seeking a year's extension. The idea
is that it will take another year to
knight the remaining members of the
Cabinet. One can hardly expect
knighthood to be in full flower for
the Borden Cabinet in less time than
Not only has the Borden Government grabbed off titles for half the
Cabinet ministers, but also for four
members of Parliament. The motive
probably is to give Parliament a social leaven by giving it eleven knights
���a social eleven so to speak. But by
actual figures, it works out somewhat
less than that. A social leaven of eleven knights is just about one-twentieth of thc House of Commons as it
Exists today. One-twentieth is five
per cent, which is the current rate of
interest on our domestic war loans.
The proportion is both touching and
significant, if you look at it in that
light. But if you pause to reflect
that the proportion of knights in Parliament, if the Borden Government
continues to have its way, may soon
be ten or even twenty per cent., you
may be inclined to ask what this democratic country is coming to.
Let us tell the names over and append thereto the reasons and a comment or two. Sir Robert Borden got
it because lie was premier of Canada,
but he has long ago outgrown it. Sirs
are getting as common as snowballs
in this country. They're so common,
in fact, that we have stopped calling
them "Sir," and simply address them
as "You." One can't get out of doors
nowadays without tripping over a
knight. They're under your feet
most of the time. Almost any citizen
would sooner have a ton of coal than
a knighthood. Sir Robert feels that
knighthoods are getting cheap and
that is why he aspires to a peerage
and a law lordship in the Judicial
Committee of thc Privy Council as a
suitable finish to his career.
'As a matter of fact, all the big fellows go after peerages nowadays,
leaving the knighthoods to judges,
provincial premiers, and other toads
who are only big officially. Thus
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy is now a
baron���Lord C. P. R. Baron Shaughnessy is the peer that made Milwaukee famous, ft is worth noting that
staunch republicans from Milwaukee
and other cities across tlie line always take titles when they are offered them, just to show that a real democrat can't be kept down, no matter bow yen try. The latest honor
list also shows Sir Hugh Graham as
a baron���Lord Tramways would tic
an appropriate name, There is also
Sir Max Aitken, wlm may thank his
Canadian connection as I witness that
he is now Lord Beavecclam���or some
such name as that. What he really
.'ought to be called is Lord Merger.
One never thinks of Max Aitken as
Lord Beaverdam without thinking of
another Lord who is generally in his
company.    I mean Lord Help Us.
This explains why Sir Robert Borden has his eye on a peerage. If he
would bc first among his equals he
has simply got to have it. The spray,
so to speak, from the fountain of honor must not rise higher than its
source. Sir Robert isn't foolish
enough to go on recommending peerages for everybody else, and then forget himself. Mr. J. W. Flavelle,
. Chairman of the Imperial Munitions
Board, who has long been known as
the Napoleon Bologna-parte of Canada, is the next on the list for a peerage. It is understood that he will
take the style of Lord Bacon, a name
which not only symbolizes the greatness of his intellect but also the
primencss of his chief product. Since
it has been his custom to order barons
of beef about it is not likely that they
will ask him to be anything less than
a viscount. Precedence must be main-
tainnl. eveli in the cold storage business.
Next t1' Sir Robert Borden comes
Stir Geo. l;y Perley. who is also looking for a peerage, because he intends
to spend the remainder of his days
in  England  where,    no    matter  how
much money you have you must bc a
Lord and a lover of the Lords or you
can'l go to heaven when you die. Sir
George Foster, our genial Trade
Wind, is a knight because bc needs it
in bis business of impressing foreign
Loan's of trade with the advisability
of exchanging Canadian snowballs lor
Australian kangaroos and other bargains of a similar nature. As Sir
George is not a rich man and expects
to live in Canada once this Government goes oul and lie doesn't have lo
associate with it anymore, he is probably content to remain a knight. Ile
probably took tlic title iu self defence.
Sir Sam Hughes cherishes his
knighthood as about the only thing
the Borden Government was willing
to leave him. They kept all his policies, as he points out, but they fired
him. His successor, Sir Albert Edward Kemp���after whom, no doubt.
the late King Edward the Seventh
was named���also becomes a K.C.B.,
an honor which he shares with Sir
Sain and thc great Nelson. Sir Albert Edward has an aide-de-camp to
hand him his gloves and overcoat,
just as Sir Sam had, and in due time
will be made a Lieutenant-General so
that Sir Sam won't have anything on
him. Sir Thomas White gets his
title because he is the best borrower
we have had since Confederation. He
is thc man who put the "tic" in politics. He is a sort of reversed Midas
���he lays hands on the gold standard
and it becomes paper. He will probably bc a Lord before he dies���you
can't teach Tom anything ��� Lord
Sir James Lougheed is another cabinet minister who is rich enough to
be a lord. They will have to make him
a lord so that they can make Richard
Bedford Bennett a knight. R. B.'s
career has been held back by the fact
that Sir James, who is senior partner
in the law firm of Lougheed, Bennett
& Company, beat him to it. The objection was taken that one law partnership couldn't possibly support two
knights. The objection will be overcome by raising Sir James to thc peerage as Baron Calgary, and then R.
B. Will enter into his reward as Sir
Richard. ' He should have had it long
ago, if only as the business partner
of Sir Max Aitken in an elevator
combine which infests the prairie
provinces. If R. B. is ever to talk to
Lord Bcaverbrook on thc level then
R. B. must be a knight, and it's doubtful if Beaverbrook will talk on the
level even at that. As Chairman of
thc National Service Board R. B. has
done great work���work for the knight
is coming.
There arc ten cabinet ministers un-
knighted. but the chances are that
they will be bagged before the Borden Government goes out, at any rate
such as can afford the expense, A-
mong these would be the Hon. Robert Rogers and thc Hon. Frank Cochrane, wdio are rich men, and thc Hon.
Charles Doherty, who is in receipt of
three salaries, $2,500 as M.P., $7,000 as
Minister of Justice, and $6,000 as a
superannuated Quebec Judge who was
supposed to bc too tired to work any
longer. The lion. Mr. llazen, who is
known as Dare Devil Dug from having crossed the ocean tliree times with
Premier Borden, deserves knighthood, and Messrs. Sevigny. Blondin
and Pa.cnaudc should really be given
it lo take the Nationalist, smell off
them, bm ibat about completes Ihe
list, I doubt if Mr. I'iuitcI! could
find any use for it on his fruit farm,
and as for Tom Crothers, Doc. Reid
md   Doctor   Roche���it   would   tic   as
much Kelp to them as a pair of corsets.
The four lucky M.l'.'s are Sir
James Aikens, who got bis for being
thc goat in thc Manitoba, election;
Sir Herbert Ames, who got his for
making such good shoes for thc sol-
licrs; Sir Rodnlphc Forget, who got
his' for having such a perfectly lovely
rialroad as the Quebec & Sagucuay
to unload on the Government; and Sir
Edmund Osier, who got his for being
an Osier.
It is rumored that tbe Government
has it in mind to carry the system of
premiums and rewards still further
and give a knighthood to Billy Maclean, if he will only shut up. It is
also their hitention to make the
Chief Government Whip, William
Sora Middleboro. a knight. Mr. Mid-
dleboro's polished ivory dome, being
completely unthatched, offers a splendid surface for a coat of arms, which
will serve as an oriflamme and guiding star for Conservative members
when thc division bell rings. Tt would
also give him the cdge_on tlie Opposition Whip, Ered Pardee, who has fi
qucntly declared' against knighthood,
not only as social arrogance, but as a
means of turning onr public men's
thoughts away from Canada where
tlieir thoughts ought to be.
(Tl|f IKutn/a IGrttrr
The following letter lias been sent hy the King tn Lord
Lieutenants throughout the Old Country:���
Buckingham Palace,
y January 17, 1917,
In 1907 my father summoned to meet him the I.arils Lieutenant of Creat Britain and enjoined on them the duty of assisting to thc utmost of their powers Ihe Territorial Force, then
in process of formation.
How well they responded to the appeal and with what enthusiasm it ivastnct throughout the country has been clearly
shown by the deeds of my Territorial soldiers in every theatre
of war.
Originally intended for Home Defence, the Territorial Divisions have in France, GaUipoli, F.gypt and Mesopotamia
fought shoulder to shoulder with my Regular Army. They
have proved themselves their equals in courage and fortitude
and superior to the best troops of thc enemy.
Nor can 1 forget thc prompt and patriotic manner in which,
at thc outbreak of war, Lord Kitchener's call  for   Garrison s
troops in Iiidia was answered.   It is with much pleasure that
I welcome this opportunity of thanking them with all my heart
for their services.
While they are thus fighting thc battles of the Umpire
abroad wc must organize and equip a Force to take their place
as defenders of these shores iinfasc of invasion. Men who,
from reasons pf hcqlth and age, are unable to stand the strain
of war overseas, have volunteered for this duty.
Ten years ago my father invited you to use your great influence in assisting the Territorial force to attain efficiency;
today I appeal with equal confidence for your valuable aid on
behalf of thc Volunteer Force.
I am glad to announce that I have appointed as its Coloncl-
in-Chicf my uncle, Field-Marshal His Royal Highness the
Duke of Connaught. The chairmen and members of the various Territorial Force Associations, whose splendid work J
greatly appreciate, will, I am sure, lend their Joya^ support and
experience in organising this new I'orce.
I am confident lhat all who arc now prevented from under-
. taking active service abroad will join thc Volunteers and show
to our enemies that my subjects of all ages arc ready to serve
in the defence of our beloved country.
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Turn, Gentle Hermit of the Dale, and lead me to the
Commercial Travellers War Dance
���iiiiii 1111 iiiiiii !        ii        '   in
Forty-five Thousand Gifts for War
Dance Ticket Buyers
Merchants of Vancouver have responded nobly to the Call
for Contributions to Patriotic Carnival
fl It was stated by Chairman E. W. Dean, of. the Arrangements Committee, that gifts totalling* the enormous number of 45,000 have been contributed so far (Wednesday)
to the cause of the War Dance.
fl Each man, woman and child attending the fete on the
Connaught-Georgia Viaduct, will receive a gift. There
will be a .gift for every ticket-holder���and 200,000 tickets
have been printed. It may be a pair of boots or a mouth
organ, a sack of rice or a barrel of vinegar, a suit of clothes
or a clothes-horse.
fl There will be something for everybody and the 45,000
that have been contributed represents about twenty per
cent, of the canvass which has been made of the merchants.
fl Business men generally arc lending whole-hearted support and the members of the executive are enthusiastic over
the success met With so far. i
Nation-wide Plan started by "Every-
woman's World" That Gives Vote
to Nearly 400,000 Canadian Women
Commencing with iln- Pebruary
number and continuing in succeeding issues, "Everywpman'i World."
'I'm "iiiu, will inaugurate a nationwide movemett nf tremendous significance to the women of Canada, by
which they will be given the vote "ii
meat national issues, for the lir-l
Al no other lime in the history Ol
our young nation have |0 many complex questions arisen which musl be
settled by the ballot. Tbe air is filled with a multitude of problems that
concern not mere man alone, but directly and indirectly affect the inier-
ests and future welfare of Canadian
womanhood. In recent years the .influence of Canadian women in national affairs has increased tremendously and has contributed largely in
shaping and formfllating public opinion. That so large and influential
a portion of the population should
bc��dcnicil thc franchise is indeed inexplicable.
A Quarter of a Million Canadian
��    Women May Now Vote
Fully realizing thc unfair positi n
in which thc women of Canada are
placcd, and being amply assured of
their desire to. take part in the affairs of the nation, "Evcrywoman's
World" has undertaken thc responsibility of constituting what may truly
be called "A Woman's Parliament,"
whereby the eligible women of Canada will be given a vote for the first
"Everywoman's World" has a circulation of 1,30,000 copies monthly,
with 4.8 readers to each magazine.
This immense circulation is distributed over the entire Dominion and
may he regarded as nation-wide in
its scope and influence, covering the
larger cities and towns, and penetrating into hundreds of the smaller
towns, villages and hamlets. Beginning with the February issue, and continuing with each month, indefinitely
each magazine will contain three Voting Coupons, upon which cvery eligible woman in Canada will be entitled to record her vote yea or nay.
The first question, "Should Canada
Have Conscription," is cjejbated in
the February issue. Mrs. Huestic.
President Toronto Council of Women, taking the affirmative, and Miss
Laura Hughes, niece of General
Hughes, the negative. After reading
the debate, readers will cast their
ballots., anil for the first time in
the history of Canada a really authentic record of women's opinion upon
great national questions will be recorded.
it!.is programme is carried out, if alt
'those who can help us wit'* producing do help; if alt thosi who ate called mi tn suffer restriction and limitation will suffer without complain
then honestly I say we can lace f
future, that the enemy can do thi
worst, and that is what we oughl i
be  prepared  for.
"If we are nut, if ii were conceivable thai tbe tiali'Ui were not prepared! i" d". in erldure all tin-'
things, then I say with all lolemnit)
I do nut know a body of fionorabh
nun who would undertake for pm
hour tn be responsible fey this n r-
riblc war.    It  is essential.
"There are millions of galant
young men i_i France, in Saloniki, in
F.gypt, in Mesopotamia, facing tor-
Hire, death, terror. They are th<
flower of our race. Unless the nation is prepared to take ils share
the sacrifice those will be in vain.
And I say it will bc a crime, a black
crime, for any government to ask
them to risk their lives iu the coming conflict if they know that tin
nation behind them were faint-heart-
,ed or selfish. Their sacrifices would
be thrown away. We have not tht
right  to ask  it."
In announcing) the restrictions on
imports, which bars canned salmon,
Premier Lloyd George paid this tribute to British  Columbia:
"It is with deepest regret that wc
are inflicting ��-in injury upon the
French and upon the industries of
our allies. It is inevitable that we
have got to cut down imports from
France and to that extent there is
no doubt al all there will be a certain amount of suffering in that p '
devoted country. And then somebody may say: 'There are the overseas dominions. Are you going to
deprive British Columbia of a chance
of sending here supplies? She has
been very loyal, very patriotic.' So
she has, Xo part of the Empire has
shown greater patriotism. The lame
applies to the otber colonies.     II all
"Sell them by thc book" has taken,
the place of "Buy it by thc box" with
the Commercial Travellers. They are
all armed now with tickets of admission to the Big War Dance and Carnival for May, 2, 3, 4 and 5, to bt
held on the Georgia Street viaduct.
The tickets carry a coupon and eacli
coupon carries tbe promise to redeem
it with goods of approximate value
to thc price paid for thc ticket. That
gives thc entertainment free, and from
all accounts thc entertainment will be
more than worth the price of admission. Attractions, many of them
strictly local talent, but of high class
nevertheless, have been offered, ami
it would seem as if the general public were vying with each other in try-
ing to help the Commercial men roll
up thc biggest fund yet raised in B. C.
for patriotic purposes.
A todch of added interest has been
given by the starting of a contest for
Queen of thc Carnival. Some young
lady is to be crowned "Miss Vancouver" on May 2 next, and four other
oi the fair contestants are to be her
Maids of Honor. Any commercial
house in Vancouver, wholesale or retail, has thc privilege of naming/.<
candidate, and a number of them
have already selected the young lady
who is to bc supported in the popular
contest. Even this contest is to draw
funds for the benefit of the big philanthropic "Potlatch" of the B. C.
Commercial Travellers' War Dance.
Votes by ticket, and tickets costing
the small sum of ten cents per hundred votes, will decide, the choice for
Queen. So,the Fund will have some
revenue from that source, too.
The energetic general committee of
the B. C. Commercial Travellers' War
Dance is thoroughly organised in  all
department?   now.   and   the   work   ol
making preparation for tlic four day?
celebration is well in hand.    Since the
ticket selling  campaign  started  every
"Courier   of   Commerce"   leaving   the
city   is  armed   with   a   goodly   stock.
As one sales manager said, if they can
I hold their jobs selling goods, they can
I surely   sell   tickets.     Tlie   cily   campaign is being conducted by the ladies
'of the Red Cross.
at $9 a pair, blessing!
j on thee, barefoot boy.
By Sapper.   Price $1.25.
RHYMES OF A RED CROSS MAN.   By Robert Service.   Price $1
Tj| G.   A.   FORSYTH   &   CO.
Corner Homer and Hastings St.
fl The ladies haye been busy selling tickets and daily re
turns from the vferious captains have been encouraging
Canadian Northern Railway
9.00 A. M. SUNDAY
FRIDAY, 0.00 A.M.
7.i'0   ii.in.    Leave. .
9.45  p.m.    Arriv".
11.0(1 p.m.    Arrive
V .\.''irvEi:
.   Ch!  !i'.v.''l.
 nope   ..
:i.ni. It.no
H.lll.      s._.i
.i.m.    7.00
Full particulars may be obtained from :,.,y Ca'i I'lmn Northern Agent.
Phone Seymour _14?2 SATURDAY, MARCH  5,  191J
.'������Ir. A. St_ititer spent the week-end
in Victoria.
* * *
Mr. C. E. Bowman ipent the weekend in Victoria.
Miss Eunice Ilowser lias returned
the coait frmn a visit tu friends in
Mrs. I.caniy anil her son John, ol
Grand Forks, are visiting with friends
in tlie city.
w    ft    *
Mr. Xorval M. Smith has returned
to the city after spending a few days
in Victoria.
Mr. Thos. McStay of Merritt. B.C.,
is a visitor in the city.
* -*   *
Mrs. H. Alanson of Abbotsford, ll.
C. is visiting in the city.
* *  *
Mr. I'. J. Mttirhead of Rossland; 11.
C. is a visitor in the city
* *  *
Mrs.  J.   If.   Price  with   her   son   is
Spending a holiday in Victoria
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. II. J. Thome have arrived in the city from England,
* * *
Mr. 11. C. Meeker of Merritt, 11. C.
is spending a few days in town
* * *
Mr.   and   Mrs.   J.   Hay   of   Altston,
Man., arc visiting thc coast cities.
*. tt t-
Capt.   and   Mrs.   Pedcrsen   of    San       Mrs    ,;,..������   ..,���,   M;ss   Stocketf   ,������
Xanaimo arc  spendirig a  short  holi-
Mr. Alex. I. Fisher, M.P.I'., for
Fernie, Mrs. Fisher and Alex Fisher,
Jr., are spending a lew day, iii tilt-
city en route to Victoria
Mrs. T. W. Tyson aud Mrs. Franklin Kales have arrived from San
Francisco and intend spending' some
time here and in Victoria.
* * *
Miss  Hobs  Marshall  has    returned
home  after   spending  the   past  three-
Mr.  Judd   will,   his  family  has  left  weel" '" Vic,",i'1' wl,ere sl"-' w��� tlu'
Mission   and   taken   up   residence     in   ��usii "f *Miss Anita  Bowker.
Vancouver. " * *
A knitting tea will be held for the
Admiral Jellieoe Chapter 1. (). I). E.
at Queen Mary's Coronation Hostel
tliis afternoon at 2 o'clock.
* * *
Mr, and Mrs. I. X. Wilier and little
daughter have returned to their home
in Spokane.
^ �� ^
Mrs. Kreights has been spending a
few days renewing old acquaintances
in Grand Korks.
Mrs.   F,   W.   Reid   has
;orks after s|
month in Vancouver,
Mr.-. Archibald Sitwell, who has
been spending several weeks visiting
:a the coast, expects to leave shortly
for Chicago, to join licr husband at
their new home there.
* t,  *
Miss Jean Mather of Winnipeg is
Spending a vacation visiting Vancouver and other roast cities. Before
returning she intends to spend some
linn   in the KUlth.
* *  ���
Mrs. II. F I-'.. Campbell am! her
little  daughter  of  Calgary have  left
en route t" the coast, where tliey will
spend a short time on their vay to
California for a holiday.
* �� ��
The silk camisole made and donated
by Miss Hailing and raffled by Miss
Ward was won with ticket Xo. 11,
held hy Master Xip Parker, proceeds
going to Burrard Chapter. I. 0. D, 1''..
* * *
Il has been announced that their
excellencies the Duke and Duchess
of Devonshire will visit Winnipeg,
Brandon and Portage la Prairie dur-
ing the first  fortnight in  March.
* * *
Mrs. W. H. Wilson and her sister,
Miss I.ee. who have left Xelson en
route to the coast, where they will
spend some time before leaving for
Honolulu and Australia. They expect to be away about three months.
time ago for Fredcricton, N. II., is at
present   visiting   in   Calgary   as   the
guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Richardson,
returned   to 1
ft ft t:
Grand Forks after spending tin- past
Francisco are visiting the coast cities
* * * day with friends in town
Mr. and Mrs. M. McNaughton of                            * * *
Moose Jaw, Sask.. are visiting at the.     Mr. and  Mrs.   Robert  Andrew  wlm
coast. have been spending a holiday iu town,
* * *
Mrs. Arthur  Ray is at  present the
���guest  of   Mrs.   A.   C.   Dennis,     I.'4!
Beach avenue.
tt * t-
Mr. E. A. James of Shaughnessy
Heights,   is   spending  a   few  days   in
**     ��     *
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. T.. Valentine of
Pennant, Sask.. are new arrivals at
the coast.
have returned to their home iu  Xelson, B, C.
* * *
Mrs. Smith nf Fort William lias arrived from a visit to California and
will spend several weeks visiting with
friends here.
* *  *
Mr. and Mrs. Westgate and daughter of Regina spent a few days in the
city on their way south, where tliey
will spend several weeks.
Mrs. W. (',. Evans, who has been
spending 'several months visiting in
Vancouver and Victoria has left for
Ocean Falls, where she will join her
* ii, *
A  meeting  of  the  mothers  of  the
New  Tailored  Suits
Price, $29.50
Our Suit stock is being daily reinforced with new lines direct
from fashion's source���purchased at tlu- lowest possible prices i"
sell f"i- less. Today we announce the incoming of one "'" the smartest suits created tliis season. It'- well made, well se! up, maile nl
all wool heavy poplin���Coat '..ith pleated hack, yoked, front, double
collor, band at waist���27 inches long and lined wilh twill silk.
The skirt is lull and gathered into waist under hand. Comes in
ciliirs of nigger brown, sage green, elephant grey. sand, bottle
green, blown, navy and hlack. Sizt s 18 t" -14. A stylish suit al a
popular price    $29.50
A Special Skirt Value at
An ideal general purpose skirt, maile of hard-twisted tweeds
in grey, green, and brown mixtures���2 spun pockets -and cut full
v. ith hand at waist.    Great value at    $7.75
Mrs. I!. A. llrown. who left a shortj
Canadians who have recently registered at government and other offices
in London, include: Lieut. R. 1!. Carter. Vancouver; Miss Louise Burns,
Saskatoon; Miss Pauline Rose. Vancouver; Capt. E. II. Whilpley, Winnipeg; Sub-Lieut. F. Eden, Vancouver:
Major and Mrs. F. 1'.. F.dwards. Victoria: Mr. J. M. Hutchings, Anyox. Ii.
I'.: Mrs. II. F. Langtou. Victoria;
Capt. and Mrs. A. Leighton. Xanaimo: Capt. and Mrs. F. G. Macdonald.
I Calgary; Miss Winnifred G. Mac-
first contingent McGill hoys, will beUeoi Vancouver; Mr. Wm. J. Ray-
held Thursday afternoon, March 1. atI . Vancouver,
the   residence  of   Mrs.  Granger,   761
^  , * * *
Cadero street.
.t (, About forty ladies, members of the
| American Woman's chili, were entertained   Monday   Afternoon     by     the
cut,  Mrs.  George  W.    Beattie,
al a pleasant social gathering in the
Hudson's Bay tea rooms, when a most
enjoyable time was spent. The guests
entered into several guessing contests
in which the prizes were won hy Mrs.
V W, Fraser. Mrs. Wm. Turnbull.
and .Mrs. Win. Salmon. Presiding
iner the tea cups were Mrs J. R.
Berry and Mrs. (Judge-) Morrisosj of
Edmonton; those serving being Mrs.
Frank Home, Mrs. F, C. Palmer and
Mrs. D. C, Jenkins.
The   Governor-General     and     the
Duchess  of Devonshire attended  the
annual   meeting   of   St.   John   Anibu-j'
lance   association   at   Ottawa.     The} j
were accompanied hy I.ady    Dorothy
Cavendish,   Lady   Violet     Henderson.
Captain     Keiiyon      Slaney.      Captain '
I'.iilkcley Johnson anil Captain Ridley. |
Store Opens at 8.30 a.m. and Closes at 6 p m.
Houbigants Perfumes
QfOMEN of fashion and good taste arc <|itick
in recognise tlic* superior merits of Houbi-
gant's perfumes.   The delightful bouquet odors
are appreciated by all who seek the best.    The
following lines are in stock now.
Quelques Fleurs Perfume.
in bulk, an oz., $4.00.
Quelques Fleurs Perfume.
in satin lined cases, a bottle.  $5  and  $8.50.
Quelques Fleurs Lotion, a
bottle. $4.00.
Quelques Fleurs Toilet
Water,   a   bottle,   $7.50.
Quelques Fleurs Talcum, a
bottle.  75c.
Quelques Fleurs Face Powder, a box. $4.50.
Quelques Fleurs Sachet, an
ounce. $2.00.
Quelques    Fleurs    Soap,    a
cake. $2.50.
Ideal   Perfutns,   in   bulk,   an
ounce, $2.50.
Ideal     Perfume,     a     bottle,
$3.50  aid  $5.50.
Ideal  Lotion,  a  bottle.  $3.75.
Ideal  Talcum,  a  bottle.  75c.
ideal Face Powder, a box,
We also carry "Violette
Houbigant." "Coeur de
Jeanette," "Evette," etc
Unusual Display of Fine
Veils for Spring
T7AN RAALTE Veils have much in commend
them in those who seek llie hest. Their unique style and superior quality can not Imt be appreciated. The laiest Van Raalte Veils are on
view here in a great variety of designs���new effects lhat are entirely different and decidedly
attractive. In particular we direct attention to
the beautiful appliqued designs, which is an innovation out of the ordinary. These veils are
fashioned so as to form an effective hat trimming, and by their use a hat shape alone can be
made into an exceptionally pleasing .creation.
The veils are equally attractive when worn with
a tailored hat.
View the showing at the Veiling Section. The
prices are from $2.25 to $5.00.
Phone Sey. 3540
At a meeting of the Hart-McHarg
auxiliary 1. 0. D. E, Monday after- i!   Il ls up to the live merchants of the cily to start now to
noon, a letter was read from Brig- get the stores in shape for decorating for 1 he .War Dance,
adier-ceneral Victor Odium, announc- ���,.,              ... .                         .                          . '
ing Hie  -ne  arrival  nf  four  cases  of ' llele  UI"  '"', a  tUS" "'   People  to  \ alK'oUVel*  lol* the  ihlV-
"ciiiifiirts" fur ihc boys of the 7th time festival, and ihe opportunity is afforded merchants to
ibatAlion. of Vancouver, for   which trim ,1h.j.. ]anips in preparation. Special decorative schemes
many  thanks   were   sent   to   the   Mart ...
ivi.-iiaiv auxiliary.     o���    Saturday. are being suggested lor ihe retail stores.
March 3, a "sock" social will bc held	
' al Killarr.i y. Pi   Grey, under the aus-        ��� J
pices  of  the   Hart   Mcllarc.     \   pro-1 "LOOSEN   THE  TENSION
[gramme and refreshments, the guests
coming to britifl a pair of socks or any
comfofl  suitable  for  the boys in  the
trenches    Tin se cases v.i1' '
the firsl  w ek  in   Mar 'li   u      *ei I  I
Col   Clark   for  tin ;      72ni  ,     Wear and Tear
I    "I saw  tl
WHEN  NERVES TROUBLE gar,   to  un.
Relaxation   is   the   Only   Remedy   ���  w
Being    "Keyed    Up"   Necessitates   '
+ * *
lu  thi sc  days   rthi n   so   in id    th
pen 1- "ii  the vigil,m.
ciency  ol   thc  sn illi thi
navy, mosl ": us an     I "'v
of  the  nun   who  dai e deal thi
protection  of lives at sci
tioncd  1"   name  and   their
-iii.nl.     Such   a   one   rep i
analogj clearly, and besi  nd   r a   no   machine
V - o �� ii
ii  l  i   human
. gree i f
tl  ��� i   friction  ex-
That  then
ai ai
-   open
da HI."
rid"  ittsl   -. iv,   i
"It i- impossible I    propi rlj   n ' r
the bod; . i ind on the
strain���tin i ���  the other too
closely���a   I   I      necessary to rei
ittanci   to distti .:- by
keeping  tin - nearly Man    .i-
possibh "
en I  '  tension
She  thinks,
t tin   , ;,  i
mpany ol grim, silent, butltroubles have upon individuals varies
An  Underskirt  Bargain  at  $1.98
One of the most attractive values we've offered in many months. Made of good, washable moire,
with full flounce aud elastic fitted waist line. Colors of black, navy, rose, tatipe, saxe, wisteria and
brown.    A bargain  unusual       $1.98
UI the great
���'pitiful nun without whom commerce,Iin  accordance  wit]   tin   way   the  in-
New Lingerie Waists
Tliere is an immense assortment to choose from, made of good quality voiles and muslins, with neatly embroidered fronts and hemstitched
collars and cuffs���others are daintily embroidered in a variety of colors.
with roll collar finished with lace edging. Still another very smart style-
is shown in colors of tan and white, with full box-pleated fronts���large
white, neatly embroidered collar. All are new styles and remarkable
value, only   98c
\t Chatham a - ddiei   i  is brou fhl
befon  the er foi      '    ... pal I ol
.his kit,  when  the  following  dialogue
with all that u means to Ureal  Unt- dividual meets and conquers tin trials.       ,     ,
.   , . , .. took place:
aiu and the resl ol the world, would j    ��It was during a long  illness," sh. j    Col,���,1.1 _ ..x.,...   ,,,:..,,..  Murphy,
be impossible?   Canadian women who sayS| ������,),.��� | c;llm. t(, untier5tand that'...,... j.j    ou s ,,   ��� . p,���,,���*������
learn   from   time   to   time   that   the the   body   is   really   a   very   delicate,      Private Murphy���"I'd worn 'em for
transports    bearing    their   _preciousjcompiicated, nicety-balanced piece of |twn   vears   *ort;   and   thought   they
freight, have s
3he fiudson s Ban (Tompmui
afely reached their destination, have reason to thank these
guardians of the sea. They can sympathize with the pride of the vvife ol
Commander Sir James Henry Domville, whose services in a destroyer
action with the Germans at the beginning of >May. 1915. have been specially recognized by the admiralty.
It may he that when the veil is lifted
which shrouds the North Sea we will
learn much of the gallantry of all
ranks who have been fighting the
submarines and standing ready to
prevent the escape of raiders from
their biding places. Till then they are
satisfied with the knowledge that tliey
arc doing their duty simply and bravely as British seamen have done it for
machinery.    I had
.'ii keyed up ti
I tw,
were mv own property
such a high  tension  that  1   thought]    Colonel���"Nothin
the   world   could   not  go   on   without
me, and my greatest fear was that 1 i ]*rjvatr Murphy���"I
should break down, or miss doing I . Bi)IT |u]t [ (|j(|���'t
Some "lie .small thing that would o;,^. ^ twc)vcs,"
throw   the   whole   world  out   of   bal-
l  the si.rt.  sir.
m sure I'm sor-
ance, and life would���stop I
"It did seem, when I was S" 'wound
up." that 1 couldn't let go of the key.
but had to go oil winding until something happened. Something did happen-���! fell flat! And as 1 crawled
slowly hack to life and usefulness.
I studied myself and my problems,
as though T was considering a body
and mind belonging to some one else.
It was fascinating, too���this study of
one's self in the abstract���and very,
verv instructive.
Thc town council of a small Scotch
community met to inspect a site for
a new hall. They assembled at a
chapel and as it was a warm day a
member suggested that they should
leave their coats there.
"Some one can stay behind and
watch  them," suggested another.
"What for?" demanded a third. "If
we are all going out together, what
need is there for anyone to watch the
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
V��ncour��r, B.C.
General Agency Transatlantic Steamship
C, E. Jcnntjr, G. A   P. D.
Phont: tay. SIM
W. O. Coraollr. C. P. V. A.
SM Ocaanlte StrtM FOUR
SATURDAY,   MARCH   3.   1917
A  Calamity for the  Dominion if the
Enemy  Should Win
The following letter written to thc
Mail and Empire by a citizen of
-- [ irth, ��ho has given the matter
. ��� :nl study, is wortl ���_��� o
tion. Few people have realized whal
the present war means. Few v, ill
even allow theriisi Ives to helii e
<'.iTinany deliberately went i" war
to conquer the world, li is a lesson
the world ��ill have to learn if lib
crty is l" remain to the smaller na
Sir.���-I ha\e never sen it verj
clearly stated what would happen.
1 have been trying to figure whal il
would mean lo the inhabitants of
the British possessions in North
America, and 1 think il would he
something like this.
The llritish flag would he hauled
down ami replaced by the German,
The whole of the llritish possessions would be declared to be the
property of Germany.
The individual owners of part ol
the territories, whether on the farm,
in the towns or villages would be
ordered to vacate their holding to
make way for Germans.
All the personal chattels, goods.
and effects of such owners would be
confiscated by the German government for their new settlers.
Of course, the Dominion and provincial   governments  would  be   swept
SEALED TENDERS will be received
bv the Minister or bunds not later
than noon on the 22nd dny of March,
1(117, I'or the purchase, of Licence X
(180 to cut 2,.'1112,000 feet of Douglas
fir, Cedar; Hemlock. White Pine nnd
..Hit-am. situated on Salmon Bay, Say-
ward  Disiriet.
T\vo (2) years will be allowed for
reniovnl of limber. ,,,.,-,
Further particulars of the unlet Forester, Victoria, Ii. C. or District Forester, Vancouver, 13.  C.
-iu of existence, and German government officials installed. ���
All tin enl  arsi n ils. dock
yards, railways, canals and other
publi,' winks would be taken pos-
sessi i by tht Germans.
The Canadian Pacific Railway, the
Grand Trunk Railway, the Grand
Trunk Pacific, all "iln-r railways
ami public �� or] - i mid In- run by
the Germans and the shareholders
lid I s" -ill tlieir in. cstments in
shares and stocl   in thesi   entci
The telephone lines, thc leh fraph
lines and the Hydro Isle, trie lines.
fire and life insurance companies
would follow suit.
The moneys in the hanks would
also be confiscated and their bills
pul into thc furnace I" be followed
later on by the hills of a Dutschc
hank. It would nol make a bit of
difference whether une had $5 or
���510,1 MM I on deposil in a hank, nol one
cent could he got, Hank slocks
would he wiped out of existence, and
would be the man who was a debtor
to a bank.
British Columbia Commercial
Travellers' War Dance,   1917
So James O'Neil, the Famous Actor,
Told Canadian Artist When Laun-
ching on Her Stage Career
Estd. 1904.       Phone High. 285
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
into the finest
Sauer Kraut
at  our  Vancouver  factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
1365-7   Powell   St.,  Vancouver.
Wanted to hear from owner of
gootl farm for sale. ��� Northwestern
Business Agency,  Minneapolis, Minn.
"James O'Neil once told me that 1
would 'go far' as I had the 'Irish
Sea in my voice,'" declares Margaret
Anglin, the talented Canadian actress
of international repute. She is placing her life story, told by herself, for
thc first time before the reading and
interested public, through "F.verywo-
man's World," a woman's monthly
that has won its place in the heart of
every Canadian woman.'' Miss Anglin
began her story "My Career" in the
December issue, has a second instalment in the January number, and will
disclose even more of ber wonderful
achievements  in   February;
Margaret Anglin tells the story
with a brilliancy and yet a simplicity
all her own. She touches upon her
association with such famous stage
characters as E. If. Sotliern, William
F. Connor, now Sarah Bcrnh'ardt's
manager. Daniel I'Vohman, and others. She relates amusing incidents
and earnest endeavors, the comedy of
it and the tragedy���if indeed it could
be termed such.
Thc story is one that the Canadian
public has awaited a long time. Its
appearance is interesting and pleasing
to all.
"Do moind yez don't get hur-rt,
Pat," said Bridget. ."It's dangerous
a-workin' in that quarry."
"That's all roight. Biddy," said Pat.
"Oi'vc borrowed two dollars from th'
foreman, and he don't let mc do any
dangerous work any more."
* * *
The small boy was being reproved
by his mother.
'Why can't you bc good?" she
"I'll be good for sixpence," Ile said.
"Ah!" responded the mother, "you
want to be bribed. You should copy
your father, and bc good for nothing."
Even telephone men of long experience are
surprised at the greater voice distinctness when
speaking directly into the telephone. When you
speak directly into the telephone, a lower tone of
voice can be used, and your friend can hear easily.
Moreover, when you speak lower, the actual
tone - qualities of your voice are transmitted.
When you speak loudly, you unconsciously adopt
an unnatural tone of voice, with the result that
much of that intimacy that should be associated
with face-to-face conversation is lost.
 A close Position to the telephone means easy
talking and easy hearing.
'   \ our active interest and support are earnestly requested
for the patriotic effort the Commercial Travellers of Bril
.-li c'ultiiiilii.'i are making in aid oi the chief War apd I'airi
otic Funds, for the men al the frcflil and for their wives and
children al home.   The intention is to raise as large a sum
as possible by a Street Carnival and War Dalice.
' Commercial men have been doing all they could, as individuals, by contributing to all funds, tag days, and other
appeals for patriotic purposes. They have also been joining
ihc Overseas Forces in equally high percentage with oilier
classes nl the people.
f But as a distinctive and typical class of the business public, the Commercial Travellers have not shown the citizens
what ihey have done, are doing, and can do for the cause of
ihe Empire and pf Liberty. That is the root of the matter
in this effort.
fl The plan of action briefly, is, that a four-day programme
of Street Carnival and War Dance is being prepared, with
many interesting attractions, which will draw many visitors to the city during the celebration. A big campaign is
now on to sell admission tickets. This is in the hands of
thc ladies of the Red Cross, with its auxiliaries in the city
and suburbs.
fl With each ticket is a coupon calling for a gift, with an
approximate value of fifty cents, the price of the ticket.
There will be, in addition, a number of special gifts, some of
which will be of considerable value. For instance, it is confidently anticipated that at least one automobile will be donated t,o the fund by a manufacturer.
fl The donations will take the form, in many cases, of value
certificates for articles manufactured pr sold by the donor.
In that way every manufacturer, wholesale or retail merchant gets direct advertising of the highest quality for every fifty cents value he donates. Many generous donations
have already come in, some of them entirely unsolicited.
The Donations Committee is making this.appeal direct to
every manufacturer, jobber or dealer who sells goods in
British Columbia.
fl Transportation* companies are making special rail and
steamer ticket concessions, and arc doing all they can to
give widespread publicity to the project. The daily newspapers and other publications arc all giving much space to
publicity in aid of the novel plan evolved by ihe twelve hundred "Couriers of Commerce" for assisting those who have
made and are making sacrifices for liberty and humanity.
fl Whatever you can do as an individual, or as representing
your company, whether manufacturer, wholesale or retail
merchant, will promote a cordial spirit among all commercial men, and you will have a two-fold personal return in
helping a gootl cause and getting some advertising of the
highest value.
Yours verv truly,
W. VV. MOORE, Secretary,
B. C. Commercial Travellers' War Dance, 1917.
Headquarters���533 Pender Street West.   Phone Sev. 340R
surprise t'i  see the ncl  result Ol
campaign reach .md exceed that sura.
Tin   ladies ol the  Red Cross
divided the city and .surrounding territory  into  districts  and  arc  ma
an   extensi' e   ticket-selling   campaign.
The travellers  themselves arc  i
ing farther afield and are   idling  I    I
ei- n'herever they go in the pro* ino .
With railwaj and steamship line
heartily,  and    giving
tlliced rale-, the popularising of lh
fori is bound lo draw a large nui
al i isltoi *��� to thc Coast  for thi
daj i.
��� __�� ���
Royalty  for  Carnival  as   Feature  of
Forthcoming   Fete
War Dance  Association  is Gathering
Force  for  Big  Event
Four Patriotic Funds to Benefit from
Big War Dance and Carnival Being Organised to Raise Large Sum
of Money
All llritish Columbia travelling men
and wholesale salesmen are banded
in an association called the It. C,
Commercial Travellers' War Dance,
1917, which has will under way a four
day Street Carnival and War nance,
to be celebrated oil the four dais.
May 2 to 5 inclusive. Thc location is
Vancouver, where the pity council
has granted the use of the new Georgia-Harris viaduct on which the Win
show will be staged.
There will bc an extensive and varied programme of attractions, every
one buying a ticket will get the worth
of his money, aside from assisting a
good cause. Every cent raised is
going into a large fund, which is to be
divided between the Canadian Patriotic Fund, Red Cross Materials Fund,
Returned Soldiers and British Sailors'
IRclteJf Fund. The travellers have
formed  a  regular  organisation  under
the Benevolent Societies Act. for this
purpose, and every travelling ,man.
whether a member of one or other of
the commercial travellers' associations or not, is urged to join in this
patriotic movement launched by the
commercial travellers of Hritish Columbia. These men. a distinctive class
of the business community, have individually been doing all they could
to aid the various' patriotic causes,
They have also enlisted iu Overseas
units as freely as any other class of
men. But this is the first time ihey
have taken up a project which shall
be typical of Iheir own class.
Am. nig the unique features of the
big "I'otlalch" ihe Travellers are pulling off, is the donation of a merchandise gift with each admission ticket
of value approximating the fifty cents
paid for the ticket. Wholesale and
retail merchants and manufacturers���
every one who sells goods in Hritish
Columbia���have been asked to contribute to the Donation Fund, and the
response is generous as the canvass
proceeds. The goal set by the trav-
'ellers as the amount they wish to
reach for the fund, is $72,304, and they
have adopted thr* as their slogan.
From  all  indications  it  would  be  no
Two figures from an ancient Church Festival of long ago
To have a queen nf the carnival,
and to have her arrive iu Vancouver
mi a Viking ship, or some such picturesque or allegorical means nl
transportation, is the suggestion
which finds favor at the war council
of the commercial  travellers.
The idea was proposed by Mr. W.
N. Smith, chairman of the publicity
committee, who thought it could be
worked out in connection with the big
parade wliich Chairman Chas. A. Ross
is organizing. Mr. Smith proposed
that the dignitaries of lhe cily should
present the freedom of thc city to the
travellers by means of a golden key
handed to the queen on her arrival.
How to select the queen is a point
yet lo be decided, though much discussion was indulged in. However.
Mr. W. B. Tullidge, chairman of the
attractions committee is In communication with many cities as far away
as Omaha. St. I.uiiis, Spokane and
elsewhere, ���which have Jind .similar
events, and he will report later, when
a plan will be selected. Mr. Ttil-
lidge's committee is aiming at provld
ing entertainment for lhe visitors for
every minute of each day of the carnival.
To clear up any possibility of misunderstanding in connection with lhe
participation of the returned soldiers
in the funds tu he raised by lhe war
dance. Mr. W. (',. Myrrin, invited by
Manager King Kelly to be present,
made a concise statement on behalf of
the Returned Soldiers' Club which, he
said, had been doing the work of
caring for returned soldiers from the
early days of the war. The club was
organized in 1914 ami had secured the
quarters they now occupy, though
they recognized them as temporary.
Club's Excelent Work
Of 421) returned soldiers who had
been received al Ihe club, only twen-
ty-oue were today out of wurk, which
showed what the employment bureau had done. In tbis work they
i^erc recognized officially hy both
(Dominion aimi I'rovincial Governments. Each gave ilieui a grant, the
latter for the purpose of maintaining
the employment bureau. They had a
stenographer, a lady, because no returned soldier was available, and Col.
Markham. who was in charge, was the
only other person nut a returned soldier employed in  Ihc work.
The club was in sympathy with the
fraternal wmk of the Returned Soldiers' Association and personally Mr.
Mtirrin expressed thc highest regard
for Ihe men who had its affairs in
hand. He saw no need for any conflict lo arise, lull if the published
statements as to the division of (he
funds were allowed lo go, il might be
taken by some as a reflection on lhe
club, which was a voluntary association of persons who had given up a
great deal of lime and work from disinterested motives ou hehall of the
men. Ile might instance lhat a standing rule was lo invite every returned
man for a week without charge to
stay at the club, and so long as a man
was without means he was welcome.
No discrimination had ever been
made; all the returned soldiers wrjre
equally welcome.
Asked by Chairman Martin to define the difference between the club
and the association, Mr. Mtirrin said
that the association was, as he understood it, a fraternal organization
which confined its membership to returned soldiers. The club was a body
of citizens working in behalf of the
Mr. Mtirrin was followed by Sergt.
Drinnin. president of the Returned
Soldiers' Association, who frankly
stated to the meeting that the club
and the association were working in
close co-operation. They were doing
similar work in some ways, but were
taking care t" see that ihey did not
overlap in that work, lie paid a high
tribute lo the work thc club had done,
and agreed that there was no occasion
for any confusion. So far as the
travellers' war council was concerned
the decision was that the joint recommendation uf tlie .'lull and the association should guide them as in tin-
quarter interest Ihc returned soldiers
will have in the funds being raise
bv the war dance.
An Appeal for Workers
Official stationery for    the    newly
ned   I eadqfiarters    of    the    \\ _r
Association,  ai    533    Pi
.  ha.,  been  donated  by  Messrs,
Clark,- X Snuut am! A.  II.   fimms, ������
cording  to ihe repoi i  "'     ie    i neral
tary, Mr. VV   W . Moori       look,
mis   i"  be   filled  oul   by   I
donations   have    also
ted. and  these are to be  :'i'en "in
on   i der "i the chairman of do
Mr.   \\.   A.   Allan.     Ile   has
his work by an energetic appi al  foi
��� rs   ou   hi-   committee,   as   thi
aIiuIi ciiy is i.. he covered systerhatl
ilU. Similar work is to he done by
ii" ticket committee, Chairman Rattray reporting having made thirty-
eight divisions thc cit) and adjacent
When ine viaduct is divided, according lo a plan iuiw being prepared by.
Mr. Dean, chairman of the concern
-ions committee, space is lo be left for
several hundred couples to dance at
lhe same time, and il is expected that
there will he a large number each
evening who will avail themselves oi
the privilege, The space for concessions will be shown by the plan, and
every inch of lhe entire length, 2800
feet, and of the width. 60 feet, will be
utilized. Mr. Dean, who also reported for the arrangements committee, said it was proposed to put in a
temporary water pipe on the bridge to
supply concessions requiring it.
Manager Kelly announced that such
firms as I'. Burps & Co., Kelly, Douglas & Co.. W. II. Malkin & Co., The
Leckie Co., and the Hudson's Bay
Co., had already given generous assurance of support in lhe way of donations of merchandise or orders for
such, to be given as prizes with each
ticket sold. As the most effective
means of acquainting leading business
men with the details of the association's plans, a suggestion made by Mr.
Lockyer was given effect in a motion
by Mr. II. B. McKelvie that a committee arrange to wait on the Board
of Trade when there was a general attendance and explain the whole subject.
Rotarians to Aid
The Vancouver Rotarians announce
that they intend to have a Commercial Travellers' dinner, at which al!
travelling  men  will be  welcome,  and
the   war  dance  and   carnival   will   be
fully discussed. As there will be 500
Rotarians in the city for the convention, from Alberta, Idaho, Washington, Oregon and Montana, a suitable
souvenir calling attention to the war
dance is to be prepared and handed lo
each of them.
The meeting was presided over hy
Mr. P. Martin, vice-president, in the
absence of Chairman Mr. Blake Wilson.
Visit the
(Between Robson and Smythe)
Through Tickets
issued   to   all   parts
of the world.
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
For full
particulars apply
to any
C. P. R.
Agent SATURD KY.  MARCH  3,  1"D
EXTRACTS    FROM    A    J.P.'s    DIARY
Revised by V. Vidette
Over in Okalla, when the clock struck six,
Bernstein was awakened    thought about hi*- fix;
Washed and dressed and mush fed by the hour seven,
Uniform was galling, knew he wasn't in heaven;
Man* I it'll before the musket, working up to eight.
Tired as a turkey���used to sleeping late.
Got a drink oi water, struggled on lill nine,
Telepatlied lo [key: "Get me oul of line."
I key went to "Rubin;" "Rubin' went at ten,
Asking bail fm* Bernie���couldn't get it then:
Magistrate and Judges by eleven o'clock
Said they couldn't grant it, wouldn't justice mock.
Rubin thought of Andy, just the hour of twelve,
Blygh turned up liis guide-book, earnestly to delve;
Papers signed an trophies passed ere the hour of one
And_\* went to luncheon, happy task well done.
.Smiling from Okalla, by the hour of two,
Bernie came in auto thinking he was through;
Telegram and telephone���Victoria by three,
Malcolm pulls the trigger, Bernie caught, you see.
Prisoner and officer, auto called by four,
Shoot him to Okalla, lock him up once more.
All the papers have it delivered round by five,
Andy hales advertisement, sad he is alive.
PANTAGES   Theatre
WEEK  OF  MARCH   5,  1917
In "Johnny's New Car"���A  Real  Scream
Musical Milestones
2nd Episode of
PRICES: Matinees, ISc; Evening, 15l and 25c.
Phone Sey. 3406
The Manitoba Rural Credits Association   will   have   Authorized   Capital
tal will be Divided into Shares of $5 each.
>r ib" \\ il
i     i||
���   ���      ;
I Cn lit!  -
II 1 thorized ci pital
���'���-������ ". i     ������
���    reasi       -   Oi    r-ifl-Coiincil as re-
t    pita!   .. ill  Iir  di. ided  into
I shares     I   $5  eai h,  and  oi i -
!half ivill l.i  - ���   ���      ed for by tiie government nf the province, and the other liy borrowers as money is loaned,
ii   being   a   c mdition   of  every   loan
that  borrower  must  subscribe  for  S
per cent,  ul  this  loan.    In  tliis  way
jcontrn] of thi   organization is always
vesteilin the government and the borrowers, and thc profits will be devoted  toward  further reducing  the  rate
of interest paid by the borrowers  by
way of dividend on tlieir .share.-..
11   is  proposed   that  municipalities
[of the  province  shall  be units of  the
1 organization, and no money shall be
jlnaiieil in any municipality until siii'li
time a- a by-law has been submitted
to ratepayers in the form of a money
by-law.    The   bill   will  provide,   further, that  the government shall have
power to levy against all rateable pro-
pert) in any municipality to cover any
losses from year to year.
(inly une form of mortgage will be
j issued, \i/... a 30-year mortgage. It
is proposed to lend money at cost,
pins 1 per cent, for expenses, Cost
will be determined by the rate at
which the government is able to borrow. The money \ill only be loaned
to fanners cultivating their own land,
and up in 50 per cent, of value, fof
the following  purposes ..niy:
Taking No Chances
What would you do in case of a prolonged
interruption to the electric power and light
Don't worry; besides two hydro - electric
plants, four high-tension lines to the city,
and other duplication of system, this company has its
16,000 h.p. Steam plant
'which can be put in   operation   within   20
Realizing' what is at stake, this company
hag spared no pains or expense to put its
power and light supply beyond the possibility of a prolonged breakdown.
The life and progress of a community requires, dependable service and it is our aim
to supply it.
I.���To pttrchast lai il for agricultural purpose s.
2.���To pa) off i.ri'.r mortgages.
}.���Tn make improvements on lauds
in the erection of buildnigs, etc,
4.���Tu increase fanner'- holding of
5.���To p��6 for Floating liabilities
incurred  previous  tu application;
All loans shall be made on amorti-
':.   MIS  WORSHIP,   MAYOR   .MALCOLM   MacBEATH, |    X,ll,lcr,,,h <]oats * ''  za,i""  I'1'"1'  '���<-��� <*n-!re  principal  and
,-  .i ,1 .-  .i      'o ii       i ���     for the parade, and atiionjz other firms interest is spread over 30 years, and
is one ni the enthusiastic supporters <>i the  travellers  in   ,    ,, '.   ,.,     .   ,           i.        ...
, .     ... ' '.' .....        . .the   II.   C.   Electric   has  signified   its is repaid by a fixed amount to cover
the patriotic \\ ar Dance project,    hollowing is a copy oi I,,,, .��� ge1 up a -,,..,.   Severa| ,������-.,.. I ,���,���. princjpal anrt iinercst in an ...���.
his  letter to   Manager   Kelly,     authorizing  the  use  of  the |of teams and rigs for the use gf floats|nual  payment.       Thus  $1,000 for  30
years will require an annual payment
of $72.65, which amount will retire
the loan at maturity.
; | ,u the '��� ney is t.> be raised:
The capital will be used for the purpose of providing a margin nt 10 per
cent, between mortgages and bonds
issue.1. Thus, "ii a paid-up capital of
$1000000 bonds m   to $9,000,000 ma)
$10000,000, These b mils will be guar-
vince, both principal and interest
li is proposi il l fi r bon Is ol the
associatio i n ithiii the pro* ii ce, li '���'-
Ing I" secure, to a large 'Ment. necessary   capital   b..   our  own   people.
splendid new Georgia-Harris Viaduct: were made.
General   Secretary   W.   VV,   Moore
OFFICE OF THE MAYOR* reported that the printing committee
had made arrangement- for getting a
Vancouver, 13. C, fanuary 17th, 1917, button with the colors and arm- of
. . .the War Dance, according to thi   di
to whom 1! may concern: |sjgn  adopted  at  a   previous  meeting.
i, ��� ���    i , i  .     ,i      i,   ,i   ,i ���   ,   Mr. S.  K.  Dean reported progress ��� u
Permission is hcrebv granted to the   >. L. (. mnmercial I ,,-,,-.
,.,.....- . , the plan of the bridge to accommodati
travellers  War Dance to 11��� > 1 cl a carnival on the Georgia- the various concessions as well as
Harris Viaduct on Ma}' 2nd. 3rd, 4th and 5th, 1(>17, subject Ifu-rartging the dancing floor
In the usual supervision; proceeds tO be devoted to the Pat-|W. Evans, chairman of the trans
riotic Fund, Reel Cross, Returned Soldiers and the Navy itat!o" ���������1'';'lli"''*'- reported that   tin
i "   I question
i was   unili-r
one-way ta
Diisideratii >
Permit issued to A. R. Kelly, Manager, W. VV, Moore, -"-"���" i,avin�� ���'" *-sreetl "
Secretary; and C. Welch. Chairman, Location Committee.! '" lu> con<ie
I On Wednesday afternoon al 2.30 "p0 niake the bonds more attractive
the secretaries of thc various Red thcj will bc made as near to a liquh
Cross branch societies, with tlie  Red
Yours truly.
(Signed) M. McBEATH, Mavor, Cr08S *'^"��!n'' *v-�� �������< 'h* Ui'r
Dante executive and the ticket  com-
ill! IIIIRllllllllllll    ���'���"m?<   ::���:���
mittee at the headquarters, lo arrangt
Ito carrj urn the ticket-selling campaign,  according  to  Chairman   \.  S
���'"' '"'"' candidate* who poll thc high    Rgtfray, who has the matter in hand
est votes iie\i to iln e chosen will I     , .  ,
..,.,.,, _ A   resolution   was   passed  bringing
  he Maids oi   Honor to the Queen,
.-    j'j _.       ii,-,,    T.      o i    _ j     i ,'i   ��� nr   a    <i<        ���   ,     , to ihe atteiitn.n m  every commercial
Candidates    Will    Be    Selected     by'    Chairman \\. A, Allan oi the dona- ,, ,
_ ��� , ti r __.    <.-, ��� .   , ! traveller   in   the   city   that   the   War
Commercial Houses of the City        tions eonimuiee reported lhal encoui
         .   ,       .. Uancc   \ssociation was not nniier ihei
  aging results hail loll..we.I ihe eftorts
������ni) a- possible
V imrtiiiii at annual payments
which the farmer makes from year to
year is paid inti
the  primary   purp.
liking I'mnl. and
of this sinking
fund will be to purchase bonds of the
association wherever they are offered
for sale.
In addition ti thc capital, secured
locally, it is proposed to establish an
agency in Chicago for  sale of these
Four   Next   to   the   Winner   will   be
Maida of Honor
' so far.    The names of captains
for the different districts into which
  'lhe   city   had   been   divided   were   an-
Who will be Queen of tlie Carnival, notihced, and all will be makin.: a
is a question which is going to he up-! systemafic canvass of their territory
permost in many minds during the at once. Mr, Allan roused grcat en-
coming weeks. j tliusiasni by declaring that the further
At the general meeting of the Com- they went with their project the bet-
mercial Travellers at the War-Dance ten it looked, and lie predicted cons
Headquarters, S33 Pender street, last fidently that $100,000 would be the
evening, tlie announcement was made j amount raised through the B. C. Com-
by Assistant Manager II. B. McKel- meWaai Travellers' War Dance,
vie that the candidates would be sel- j Manager Kelly stated that order
ectcd by the commercial houses of the j books, in which to record donations
city. Some of the large departmental!and receipts for them, had been pro-
Stores, as well as some of the whole- vided.
Attractions offering are becoming
so numerous that it is a question of
selection. The Xanaimo Welsh Choir
and the Silver Cornet Hand of the
same city, are among those offering
llieir services for patriotic purposes.
Chairman Welsh of the music i'om-
mittce announced that he was in correspondence with other bands, and he
asked for suggestions from thc members of other bands, as they wanted
Water street. It is advisable in all'plenty of music for the four days,
cases to accompany nominations with it was also announced that Raymond
letters of acceptance front the ladles Bros., ci.medians, had offered a ilit-
naincd. To encourage th".e who.|ferent turn each day. as their conlri-
may not feel sure of being winders, {button to the programme,
u any particular societj   ot honds���,������ a)so an agcncy in Toronto.
travellers,   bin   that   cvery   wholesale
sale firms, had evinced a strong desire
to nominate a candidate or more than
one. for the number is not restricted.
After a number of plans had been discussed this was finally decided on,
Later, when the committee of attractions gets thc details worked out.
.Chairman W. B. Tutlidge will make
the terms and conditions public. In
the meantime nominations can be sent
to  him.  by  mail  or  otherwise,  at  !
salesman in the provim
urged t.
"join up" and help make the War
Dance a success, Mr. Blake Wilson,
general chairman, presided over the
meeting, which was attended by a
large  number ..i travelling nun.
Phe   mortgages   of   the  association
Mwill be hypothecated as a trustee, so
that the security of the mortgage is
directly available, in the first instance,
I to bondholdi
They tackled father just after he |
had figured up the bank balance on
being stung for the usual contributions to the family's time-honored
Christmas fund. "Dad." they asked
him, "what is your birthstone?" "The
grindstone, children, the grindstone."
he instantly replied. "And my nose
has been to it all in}' life.''
An Irishman who bad walked a
Imi}; distance, feeling very thirsty and
seeing a milkman, asked the price of
a quart of milk.
"Threepence." replied thc milkman.
"Then give me a quart in pints."
said I'at.
Pat, on drinking one pint, asked.
"How do you stand. "
The milkman  replied. "I  owe yer a
"Am! i owe you ..ne," said Pal. "s.��
we  are  quits."
The bonds will be
issued in two forms:
������ \ regular coupon bond for 10,
15. and 20 years, with a clause providing for recall by giving si\ months'
2.���An amortization bond for the
same periods issued on a monthly
plan and a yearly plan, for encouraging  thrift   within   the  province.
In suggesting the legislation, there
is no desire on the part of the government to affect in any way large
investments at present current within
the province by mortgage corporations. It is proposed, however, to
not only reduce the risk the loan
companies are at present taking, but
further to reduce thc expense of lending money.
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SATURDAY,  MARCH 3,   1*17
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Established 1906
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per month.
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i Every
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Have proved their Safety and Stability as a
Profitable Investment.
We offer a variety of thoroughly safeguarded
bond issues, sold to net 6'/i per cent, lo 7'i per cent.
Consult our Bond Department by letter or in person.
Canadian Financiers' Trust Co.
Head Office: 839 Hastings St. West, Vancouver, B.C.
Patrick Donnelly, General Manager.
Commercial Interests Ask Government to Act
At an enthusiastic meeting of thc Canadian Association
of Retailers, Wholesalers and .Manufacturers, held ill the
Chateau Laurier, Ottawa, on Tuesday afternoon, February
6, 1917���with about 100 members present���the following
resolution was passed.
"That it is the unanimous opinion uf this joint meeting,
consisting of manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.
here assembled, that the present channels of trade through
which manufacturers' products arc distribued, namely the
wholesale and retail trade to the consumer, are thc most
economic and safest, and afford the greatest convenience,
and arc altogether in thc best interests of the public.
"In order to demonstrate the correctness of this view,
wa recommend that a Commission of Inland Trade be appointed by the Dominion Government with authority to
investigate and wherever necessary, regulate the same.
"And that one- or more persons who will make quicl<
decisions, which will inspire the confidence of the public,
be appointed  thereon."���-Carried unanimously.
Later a delegation of about fifty members, introduced
by Senator Stanton, of Hamilton, waited upon Sir Robert
Borden and Sir George Foster, and asked the Government
to appoint a commission of Inland Trade for the settlement of business questions. What is wanted is the establishment of a tribunal, somewhat after the plan of the
Railway Commission, before which the producing and
distributing Interests of .the country would have a right to
go to answer charges affecting their own business, a. court
where questions relative to price raising, formation of
combines, etc., could be thrashed out instead of being
brought into the common courts of the country as is thc
case at present. Such a tribunal as is proposed would report to the Government the merits of cases brought before
it and that report could be sent to the Attorney General
of the province concerned, who would thus have before
him the results of capable preliminary examination as a
guide, to prosecutions. L'ndcr our present system, important business details are frequently made public, and in
some cases warranted odium thus attaches to the merchants involved.
The delegation also opposed the methods at present adopted in the investigation of the high cost of living.
Sir George Foster, replying, asked that practical suggestions be submitted.
After reading the reports from Canadian Trade Cim-
missioncr Wilgress from Omsk, Siberia, on tbe opportunities fur Canadian producers in thc Siberian market, one
cannot refrain from thinking that the development of thai
vast market requires too close attention for the Canadian
ex-porter. These reports have been appearing in the
Weekly Bulletin, published by the Department of Trade
and Commerce, Throughout them all Mr. Wilgress emphasizes the wonderful potentialities of Siberia, thc trend
toward development of these resources, and the opportunity open to Canadian manufacturers In assisting that development. But the great difficulty of transportation is
the item of paramount importance. The country is but
poorly served with railroads, aud although the rivers are
generally navigable they all flow toward the Arctic and
therefore are ice-locked for the greater part of each year.
Mr. Wilgress has pointed out that the agricultural possibilities of Siberia in the production of dairy produets and
sni_.11 meats; the great forest resources awaiting development, and'the1 wonderful mineral wealth of the cquhtfy.
And iu thC development of all these he sees an opportunity
for Canadians. But surely that opportunity will rest with
the country which is in a position to provide,llie vast sums.
of money that will be needed iu the development. Siberia
today is sparsely settled. It has no banking facilities to
spcalf of. nor has Canada that great army of tramp traders
available to ferret out the profitable part of the trade,
No, there are a few lilies in which Canadian manufacturers may hope for some trade with Siberia, but the field is
too difficult for a country that is only beginning to acquire
jfurei_.ii markets. Canada herself still imports too much
| of the goods that Siberia will require to expect to be able
Ito compete in the Siberian markets, One cannol help
thinking that the undisputed ability of our Siberian Trade
Commissioner i- being wasted, Much better ii would bc to
use bis talent in some more promising field.
The high cost of living has touched most commodities,
but our Chinamen continue to do up our laundry at prewar prices. This feat is of greater moment than at first
appears. In common with the Chinamen, the steam laundries, of which dozens have sprung up throughout the
country during the last few years, are paying greatly advanced prices for their soap, soda, 'machinery and other
materials, but in competition with the Chinamen who have
not advanced their prices the steam laundries are finding
it increasingly difficult to make their businesses pay. They
have waged relentless warfare on the Chinamen during recent years, but the Chinks arc now having their innings.
Their overhead is small: it simply means a slight reduction in their profits, but the situation has forced a number
of our largest steam laundries to the wall. Where it will
end depends upon the length of time prices remain at
their present high level. The agitation against Chinese
hand-laundries is more bitter than ever, but it is a question
whether public opinion will ever demand the abolition of
the genial Chink from the business, The charge of unsanitary conditions in the band laundries made a few years
ago by the combined steam laundries was disproved and
really it will be hard to beat the honest and efficient service rendered by the Chinamen.���Journal of Commerce.
A company in Stanislaus county. California, that buys
skimmed milk from the farmer has demonstrated to tbe
rurrtl residents in an emphatic manner the value of good
roads to them. This company sends trucks directly to the
farms to collect the skimmed milk, but it pays higher prices
to farmers living on good roads than on bad roads. On
poor roads the company pays 17 1-2 cents per 100 pounds,
but on good roads it pays 20 cents. Of course, the farmer
always has been paying tbis tax on every hundred pounds
he hauled over bad roads and he has been relieved of il
on every hundred pounds Ile had hauled over good roads,
but that fact has not been brought to his notice as in the
case cited. When be measures the distance from town in
minutes instead of miles he will realize (be profit of good
roads.���Amer lean Lumberman.
Two years and a half of the operation of the Panama
Canal, during which the waterway was closed for about
seven months, have given proof that until all slides are
checked and the dredging operations reduced to a mini-
Ilium, receipts from thc payment nf tolls will not pay the
costs of maintenance. This is a condition which must bc
faced and for which several remedies have already been
proposed. That the canal will eventually prove self-supporting Is generally believed, but an increase in tolls would
be necessary to meet temporary unusual expenditures.
Tbe canal was opened to commercial traffic on August
15, 1914, and in the Iwo years to August 14. 1016. 2,087
ships made the transit. Their aggregate net tonnage, according lo the rules for the measurement for vessels for
the Panama Canal, was 7.046,407. The total quantity of
cargo carried thrbllglVthe canal by them was 9,031,613 tons
of 2,240 pounds.
$28,000,000 A DAY
The war is now costing England $28,177,035 a day. Chancellor of the Exchequer Bonar Law declared in the House
of Commons a few days ago.
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and Ut October by cheque (free of exchange at
any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent per annum from the date of
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par and accrued interest,
as tha equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment made under any future war loan issue
in Canada other than an issue of Treasury Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one^quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and
stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications for this stock which bear their
ifor application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
CTOBER 7th, 1916.
The Carnation Mill; Products Company uf Seattle,
Wash., ihe manufacturers of Carnatioil Condensed Milk,
have purchased ihe twi. factories uf the Aylmer Condensed
Milk t'n al Aylmer, Out,, formerly operated by the I >"��i
iniuii Canners. The new company is already operating the
Lord Shauglinessy. president of the Canadian Pacific
Railway, has been elected a trustee uf tbe Mackay Company filling a vacancy. There are now three Canadians
on thc board, the others being Sir Edmund Osier, Toronto,
and Sir Vincent Meredith. P.art.. Montreal.
G. Dunlop, who was elected a member of the Montreal
Stock Exchange last week, will become the floor representative of G. C. Dunlop & Sons. The former member for
this firm was Allan C. Dunlop, who is entering upon military service.
* * *
P. S. McKergow, general manager and secretary of the
National Brick Company of Laprairic, Limited, has severed connections with that company and after March 1st,
will take the position of managing director of the Mack-
Brick Company. Limited, which was recently incorporated
with a capital of $500,000.
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Sir Daniel MacMillan having retired from thc presidency of thc Northern Crown Bank, owing to prolonged absence from Winnipeg, the location of the head office, has
been succeeded by Capt. William Robinson, the vice-president.    J. H, Ashdown, succeeds to the vice-presidency.
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The Standard  will  be delivered  to any  address  In  Van-
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Tha Standard, with which la Incorporated tho Saturday
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ia��es and settlement! throughout British Columbia. Ia
politics the paper la Independent Liberal.
.The Standard Printers
Minnesota and Ontario Power Co. will meet with 30
newspaper publishers of Mississippi valley, its customers,
and arrange lhe 1917 price of print paper and tonnage al-
* *   *
It is stated thai there is strong probability that a company will be organized in Austin, Tex., for tin- erectioli of
a mill designed to make news print from cotton stalks,,
thc mill to be erected al some point in the cotton belt.
* *    *
The Press Publishing Company, publishers uf the New
York World, has acquired control ,,f the Degrasse Paper
Company, of Canton. Ohio, buying a controlling interest
from dissatisfied shareholders.
* *    *
Plans have also been perfected fur increasing the output
of the St. Lawrence Pulp and Lumber .Corporation, another subsidiary of the North American Pulp and Paper
Company, to 75.IXX) tons annually, again:-! a present capacity of 37,500 tons of sulphite pulp annually.
* *    *
The Xew Brunswick Pulp aud Paper Company. Limited, I
have started work on their mill, ami will tlo all the work |
themselves,   The approximate cost is $150,000.    /
* *   *
1'.. Bishop, an office boy of a London newspaper, enlisted at the age of 14 1-2 and won the Military Medal before be was 16.    lie has been twice wounded.
* *    *
The Bathurst Lumber Company plan erection of a new
paper mill. In this connection (lie company proposes
to develop lO.tltX) horse-power at Grand hails, on lhe Nep-
isiguit River, about eighteen miles'from Bathurst, and the
second largest water power in the province.
* *    * ,-.
Haley and Sons, of Sl. Stephen, X. I:., are rebuilding
their lumber plant at an estimated cost uf $30,OQ0,
Thc Nashwaak Pulp aud Paper Company propose t"
make improvements to the plant of the Edward Partington
Pulp and Paper Company, which they have purchased, qjail
wurk  will start immediately.    Estimated cost, $250,000',
The llritish Government has placed an order with Port
land, Ore., firm for 12,000,000 feci of Spruci lumber lor
knock-down houses ami aeroplane stock, for ileliverv within a year. ,
* *    't
Paper bill uf the United Stales C.i\ eminent fur 1917
will be S2.350.(lO(l. against $1,371,000 last year.
* *    *
Maine Press Association ha- appointed committee to
investigate feasibility "f forming co-operative agency for
buying news print.
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Union��Bay and .Paper Co, declare-.1 an extra dividend
'.i 2 per cent, payable February 15 (���> stock uf record
January .11.
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Semi-official announcement from iitiiwa says no action
will  be taken by  Canada tu  reduce  exportation   into  l'nited  Slates of newsprint paper.    Any action  taken  by  llu
minion Government will be to govern price.- within tlu
* *    *   ���
Orderl for  lumber aggregating our   16,000,000 feel, ex
dusjve of an open order for all lhe  spruce Available suit
aide  lur aeroplane manufacture, have been  let by the  lm
perial Government t" tide water mills oi llritish Columbia within the past two or three weel .-.
* *    *    ���
The Cbicoiitimi Pulp Company, a subsidiary of the
Xorth American Pulp and Paper Company, will increase
its pulp mill capacity to IdO.OOO tons annually, compared
with 80,000 tons now of mechanical pulp. This mill is tin-
largest exporter of mechanical pulp in America and the
second largest pulp mill in the world.
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British Columbia coast mills will divide an order for
two cargoes, approximately 7,000.000 feet, uf ties and large
dimension timber, at the aggregate figure of $100,000, one
cargo,to be shipped in March and the other in May, the
bottoms to be furnished by the Admiralty.
Kansas City, Mo., and Cleveland, O.. are seriously contemplating the adoption of the Dayton city-manager
scheme, and the people of both cities are reading all they
can find and listening to all they can hear about it. Where
there is so much civic interest a solution for civic problems is certain to be found, whether it is to come in the
form of the city manager or by some other means.
There is somcthinng refreshingly independent about thc
protest made recently by tbe women of Whitehaven in
Cumberland. England, against high prices. The opposition arose over a question of potatoes. Farmers from
the countryside had been demanding exorbitant prices for
their potatoes, in spite of the existence of a Government
price of Is. per stone; so the women took the matter in
hand. The town bellman was first sent rouivd to warn
people not to pay more than the official price, and then,
when thc farmers had taken up their stand in the market
place, crowds of women came a-marketiug, and insisted
on the potato?* being sold at the proper price and no
other. The protest was effective. Such united action
serves the double purpose of securing justice and, at thc
same time, removing a temptation all too frequently ex-!
perienced by those who have anything to sell. SATURDAY,  MARCH  3,  1017
Can a Democracy Hold 'an Empire ?
By thc Master of Ealiol
Out.-peoplc are nut spiritually 'lead
.1- pessimistic observers thought before  the  war;  tin; ���  only  unawak-
ened  as  yet.    lim   war   is  a  mighty
awakener; ii i- making even ihe ur-
liinary   Englishman   ilinik   and   think
hard, a thing almost  incredible.
Plenty to Think About
And there i- plenty tu think about;
the stream of emigration I" llie Do-
niiniuns will Set in, the vasl regiment
oi" superfluous women in this country,
thc claim of Indians to be allowed
lo settle iii Africa nr Queensland, the
possibility oi countering the alarming tendency uf mir home population
f/6 become stationary, thc possibility
of organized and co-operative use of
the natural resources of the Empire
as a whole, the enviable and therefore
dangerous position we shall occupy
after this war holding a large part of
the world and the oceans.
This is a mighty trust of which wc
have to make ourselves worthy, and
to help thc masses of our population
to make themselves worthy.    On the
grce of intelligence and the moral
��� mi.i or u: the ni..-- ..i' citizens in
these commui  I ,
Democracy s Idealism
Tin   in-: ��� ii il   ipontai
res; ee of the Colonies in  August,
P'14, was ini it uf a surprise i" thc
politicians ami official than tc the
man iu the street. Hut we musl as
sunic that it was all from love of our
"beaux yeux." "W'e have nol come
to fight for y ui," said an Australian,
"but for what you anil ,\c have in
common." . . .
"It is nol merely lhe splendid physique, the splendid courage and initiative of the men from overseas that
'   AnnounceiTienl lias been pinned
Headquarters a1 533 Pender Street
Secretary George S. 1!.
(.'hilt vvill hohl open li
The first thing requin 'I for the ere
ation of that sound public opinion on
which alone can a democratic Empire
bc based, is knowledge.
The ordinary working man is much
more   instrtictalde   on    the      Imperial
I question than he is on Foreign Poli-
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ cy, where be is hampered bv the old
impress our people, but still more the EngIish prejudice that foreigners are
dee,, feeling for Britain and British 1 incalculable and somewhat ridiculous.
ideals that bring these men from a- amj by the aby8ma| English*ignorance
cross tbe oceans. | )f   (or4,gn   geography,   international
ii]) at the War DanceU,^,
West, where Assistanl     i
���erfy lias iii- office, thai the Ro al   .
use a; their luncheon, 12.30 noun.
.March 1.5, ai Hotel Vancouver.   Ai thai timi
discus ed for the further co operation of members ui the
Rotary Club in assisting the work"   of   iln- various War
i >ance Committees.
50 .cent-.    Tluis  everyone   who
the carujyal  '.'.ill  get  the  ;':������  ej
for a ed in the form of
���Water  Powers  of  Manitoba,   Saskatchewan and Alberta
��� <    ���
Old King James tried to stop smoking, as the Hamilton SPECTATOR
would try to stop music and mirth.
Did Jimmie succeed?     Nol
potentialities of Empire, on its duties,
on ils dangers we have to educate the
people, to "educate our masters."
The Question
Thc question has often been asked,
Can a democracy bold an Empire?
The question put in this form suggested that the answer should be,
No. Hut we arc rapidly coming to
see that the truer form in which to
put the question would bc���Can an
Empire be built out of a federation of
kindred but separate democratic communities, or even out of a looser system of alliances between such communities? In either case, the answer
���depends, in the last resort, on the lic
it must be remembered that the
characteristic spirit of democracy, at
once its inspiration and its besetting,
danger, is idealism. The classical example is the behaviour of the Lancashire cotton operatives in the American Civil War.
Atth coutbreak of this war, what
turned public opinion among the masses was the case of Belgium, involving the faith of treaties and the existence of small nations; it left no other way in honor than to stand by her.
It is not too much to say that what
is now rapidly turning thoughtful
working men to an enthusiastic but
sane Imperialism is the imaginative
conception of the British Empire as
a spiritual unity, as a step to a league
of peace and the federation of mankind.
Idealism Plus Knowledge
Hut idealsim has its dangers; a
tendency to take dreams for realities
and to believe in the efficacy of mere
good intentions. Working men are
only too ready to talk of the equality
of races, the common interest of industrialism, thc brotherhood of man,
thc vision ol a world-peace. This idealism requires Jo bc balanced and
sobered by knowledge of thc facts
such as the color problem in South
Africa, the demand for a White Australia, the racial and religious position of the French-Canadians, the
clash of interests between the Dominion and the Mother Country in regard to tariffs and immigration and
labor. India by itself is a "terra incognita" to the ordinary Briton, lie
approaches it with a vague presumption in favor of Indian "self-government," and it is a revelation to him to
find that there is no such thing as
"India." Imt a complex uf races and
religions and stages of social and intellectual development.
relations  and continental  history.
To Get More Knowledge
If the chief need is more knowledge,
a number of practical steps may be
briefly suggested;���
Send out parties uf working-class
students to the Dominions, and from
the Dominions to the Home Country,
.freely, regularly, as a recognized
branch of education.
Stir  up  local  education   authorities
rent  pi ;'������-   . are I"
Uiil'trv  ke'iig given b"   tlu- merchants of .
!   '��� club was inl       ed I
possibilities    for    thosi ��� ��� I I
plans will lio ���
to .i   i "' ���' ������   '"' li
It  ia possible thai  -
the different
li  n   c��� ��� 111;���.11.11 ->  in  the   wa)   ol   gi
itei    to   Va     '
carnival  nine.    The  iljnival   ��ill   Im
held early in  Ma)
not   bc   too   academic,   bul ' rhc  officers  who    vsire elect! I  i
prepared to learn as well as to teach,  the club for the year were as follows
president, Mr. C. E. l.ang. Northern
Pacific Railway; first vice-president,
.Mr. \\ . It. Power, of i! e British Columbia Electric Railway: Bc.cild vice-
president, Mr. J. W. Xutt. ui the Allan Steamship Company; third vice-
president, Mr. A. W'hitnall, of the
Canadian Northern Railway; secretary, Mr. IJ. Alexander, pf the Chicago, Milwaukee it St. Paul Railway;
treasurer, Mr. J. Napier, of the Allan
Steamship Company; directors, Messrs. C. E. Jeimey. of the Grand Trunk
Pacific. C. A. Whitelbcfe, of the Dun-
Line.  E.   Parr.  White   Pass &
I  heart  ol   the
lu   -I niy   the   mind      ^^^^^^^^^^
people beforehand.
This is one of the thiny- which will
not wait even iu war. For the Imperial  problem  is  already   upon  u*-."\
One "f the most interesting experiments of the many which have been
tried in England, in recent times, is
the women's co-operative farm, established   some   time   agu,   at   Heath-1 aldsonl	
field, in Sussex. The latest account | Yukon Railway. A. W. Xase. of the
of the work which has already been | Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul. J. A.
accomplished, and of the prospects IM. Faulds, of D. E. Brown's Travel
for the future, shows the great possi-1 Bureau. C. II. Daniels, of the Great
bilities there are in such a movement, ..Northwestern Telegraph, and Mr. J.
not only in thc matter of immediate iJ.   Forster,  of  the   Canadian   Pacific
to  this  work  and  many  other  forms j productiveness, but along the  line of' Railway.
of education in the duties of Empire; 'achievement   through     practical     co-      The retiring president. Mr.    Faulds,
operation.    Indeed,  one  of  the  mostjacted as chairman ol" the meeting.    It
noticeable features about the work at I was reported that tli��_
lleathfield   is   thc   width   and   practt
' Manit
and Alberta 1
and  a ' illustrati d
just   issui Co      issioi
. iluable
tribul thentli    liti
Tl i- ri port, 1 ;
. Hi, ,
���      i       -   b
Commission I       erval   1.1   ���������
lat.on   ������ from   nthn*
tke   ubji   t, i
i-  par:    ilarP   t iii able
While the Prairie Provini es, u
whole, are not lavishly endowed wi$h
water-powers, thc report demonstrates that the utility of their ri'.er-
ior power development can be vastly
enhanced through proper storage of
flood waters. At present, in thc al.-
sen a- of conservation dams, and of
adequate natural regulations, tbe
meat volume of flow is lost during
high water seasons. Methods of development to ensure the maximum ut-
ilization are now being carefully
worked   out   on   the   Winnipeg,   Bow
I say duties, that they may not dwell
too much on the commercial side of
such instruction.
Establish a system of exchange professors with the Dominions, and especially exchange the teachers in
working-class centres and tutorial
Make ample provision of books,
books by the thousand, cheap, but
the best writers and up-to-date; "Our
men pick up their authorities from
tbe second-hand bookstall, and therefore think of Australia as a land of
convicts and kangaroos."
Deal frankly and boldly with the
demands of India before working-
class audiences.
Let Universities make the Empire
a leading feature ill tlieir Extension
Lectures and Tutorial Classes; it will
be popular.
Let the Public Schools introduce
courses on the Empire; it will be
popular there too; one school bas already led the way.
Let the same be done for the secondary and the elementary schools by
the aid of maps anil pictures.
Have Colonial exhibitions in the
populous centres, and expositions given on the snot.
Above   all,   enlist     many   voluntary
helpers in this educational work, this
I Crusade of Empire, helpers who musl
Tm Country School a,
74 Community Gbntrb
^&^.?;*^_r5����**��W^ >, fe*f Mi
I fc Bj li u! IIII
NATIONS are built in the public
schools. The Ideals set up by
the school teacher remain very
largely the ideals of the pupil throughout life, and his conception of patriot-
Ism will be what he has been taught
during his school years. It is not too
much to say that the present world
war is due to a difference of Ideals
fostered ly different systems of'education.
Grer.t as Is the importance of the
public school In old and well established countries, this Importance is
even greater in the new lauds which
are being called upon to assimilate
populations from the more congested
countries. It is worthy.of note that
in Western Canada, which may be
cited as a ease in point of a country
which Is called upon to assimilate a
population of mauy races. Some of the
most strenuous political and constitutional fights have hinged upon the
systems of public education. These
fights, however, were not without
their purpose, and it is out of them
bas arisen a public school policy well
calculated to meet the needs of a new
and rapidly growing country. In such
a country tbe public school has to
tnkp on functions not usually assocl-
a* d with it in the older and more
denjfly settled communities. The
prairie sehoolhonse is not merely a
centre of education; it Is also the religion- and social centre of the district. ��� During the week days the
���chooi teacher furnishes education to
      year had been a
 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^   most successful one fur the club, and
cality of  the  co-operative   idea  as  it j judging from the outlook the ro
the children of the neighborhood, but the report of the inspector of school
on Sunday the missionary holds his I In thc Provlme of Alberta, althoug
services, which all attend regardless ; this
school    library
of creed or nationality, and on week
nights the building is used for meetings of farmers, for the various community societies; for the Red Cross
or Patriotic Club, and for purely social events such *s debates, concerts
and dances. To facilitate the latter,
it may be noted that many country
schoolhouses use removable desks
which the willing hands of the farmers' boys quickly dispose of whenever
there is a dance in prospect.
Another phase of community work
associated with the rural school
which has been coming into promin
enee during the last few years is the
supply ot books to settlers In the district. This work is encouraged and
assisted by the central Department of
Education, which provides catalogues
ot books suitable for such purposes,
the actual selection being left to the
teacher, f The number of books allotted to a school district is based on
 Kto .'ement    ���
only in its infancy, no 'less than
110,000 books were supplied ior
this purpose last year, at a i ost
cf some JUO.OOO.OO. Education sis
of the province look forward to
the time when every school district will be a library centre, giving to the settlers the facilities now*
afforded to residents of pities ar 1
towns through their public libraries.
The prosperity which has almost overwhelmed rural Alberta In the Ins; two
years, when farmers have been ''"ailing enormous crops and selling them
at the highest figures in history,
promises to contribute siill lurthcr
to the importance of the rural school
as a social centre. With every farm
er driving his own automobile the
opportunities for social gatherings
are greatly increased, and the country schooi is the natural meeting
as been worked out there. On a cooperative farm there is, of course, opportunity fur the work of both men
and women, and the aim of the true
co-operator is to discover how to
make the best use of both men and
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^      tiling
year would be even better.
After the business of tllc evening
|had been disposed of, a delightful vocal entertainment was provided by
the Exposition Jubilee Four, a colored musical quartette, from the Pantages Theatre.
In the early days of the employment of women on the land in England, it was often set forth by the
farmer, who was averse to the movement, that a woman could not plow;
and if this were admitted, it was in-'
variably counted as a final proof oi'
women's  unfitness   for   the   calling  of!
a   farmer.     It   has    ������>'    ���'����    i<>"��
since   been   shown
"iirse,   I
learn to plow, without any special dif- ] aM(] no
ficulty, and  that  when  they do I
plow better than men. It is. however,
coming to be recognized that it is not
women's work: that women have displayed a peculiar aptitude iu many
directions, such, for instance, as looking after stock, pruning fruit trees,
and so on; and that to take a woman
from these employments and put her
to plowing is an entirely wrong apportionment of labor. It is the skilled work on farms, as one authority
lias put it. for which women are fitted.
To set them to a laborer's job is simply to waste their capabilities.
Another notable feature of the work
is the way in which the idea ul the
small holding bas been developed.
The small holder is quite independent.
The chief feature in Russian charac
ter ��� 1 speak of the masses, for the
classes are not'unlike  those of other
countries,   i.   e.,   somewhat   loose   and
)ng[cynical-r-is   the   presence   of   "Soul."
can,flic  character  is genuinely  religious.
ne is ashamed of his or her
In olden days the Church provided
the people with Festivals, and the
Master of the Revels was an important personage
lo learn (religion, even though the intellectuals
ire often fottpd to be able to I may qua|jfy their belief with the conviction that anyhow it is politically
useful. Few Russians omit to cross
themselves when they pass a church
or chapel. No one sits dewn even for
a moment in a church, though a few
stray seats are provided for the infirm. There is an easy coming and
going all the time the service, is going on, but there is no levity and no
lack of genuine devotion, It is true
that the huge majority of common
folk are slenderly instructed, if instructed at all, and this was, of course,
mure su in 1882 than it is now. Every kindness or godkl-natured act of a
Russian seems in an indefinabl. so/1
of way to come fr- on spontane us
Christian   impulse,  aud   to  1"'   in   no
and other large rivers. The more
northerly regions possess numerous
sites of grcat potential value for pulp,
electro-chemical and other special* industries.
The r.epurt just issued is the second
in the series of water-powers in Canada to be published by the Commission of Conservation. The third volume, "Water Powers of British Columbia," which is now in the press,
will complete the Commission's general inventory of this item of the L)o-
minion's natural .wealth.
way associated with patronising condescension ' a* national pride Hos
pitality is extravagant, iloi to -..'
wasteful. I cannol recall an* self-
assertive   or   boastful   Russians;
The only requisite is thai she should
cultivate her land. The produce is
sold by the owner to tllc farm, winch
will lake any quantity, no matter huu
small, and sell il along with the -.r-
dinary farm produce. Finally, theldoubt they exist, bul it is nol
women  farmers al   Heatlu'ield do not tional characteristic to he -  . >p<
deceive   themselves   with   the   notion]   am   nol   myself   self-asscrtivi   and
that farming may be picked up in, aIboastful in saying  thai  the  Russian.'
few weeks.    Thej  arc vtyj   far FromMispiaj   more   than  anj    ither
regarding it, as not a few do, is a last Lean   nation  our    >wn  best   qualities,
resort, to which almost anybodj  may  :nl,; possess a character tl
turn his hand and be sure of achiev- rail)  in sympathj  with Thi
ing a certain amounl o   success   Thc  instinct    if  sporting  fair  play  if
farmers    if   Heathficld,     it   appears,  there, because libertj  1- only just he-
reckon   on   "four   seasons"  a<   being j���g born; but thc instinct of kindness
about a jusl length for a satisfactory |ani] sympathy i- always there    They
training, , . ssess   their   full   shan
 * ��� �����   i ,  but tljose defects differ from
They are not suspicious and taciturn
unless driven  to  il by political  trou-
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contemptuous   ��i   foreign   ways,   not
Decide to Do All They Can to Help ',' , ������   ,,,,.���.   ,..-,
��� ' *  hatighty  or  exclusive  in   then   treat-
Travellers    Scheme   ���   Mr.   C.   E. .     , .    , .,���,, ... ���,.��� ,.,,.,i
T .    ���, , _      ,.        , 'ment ot subject races.     1 hev  aicical-
Lang is Elected President tor Year',   ���       ; ,        ...,;. u,.,,, ...�� ,,.,.
.ly much more democratic than wc an.
Ifnr all ranks, though carcle-s. and in-
Active support ol the great carnival    .... ,     ,      .   ���   i,_ ,-,l,..rl'_-
.    ,    ,   ,,,      ,    ,.             ��� , ...       ,    different,   seem  to   cave   a  brotlierlj
to bc nelil bv the lomnicrcial   I ravel- \      ,. ,    .     .,,���   ,,,i,,���.   .,,,,]
.��� .       , .   ,   \ ....      .feeling   one   towards   the   otttcr   anu
lers   Association  m aid  m  the ihller-        ,,'��� , ���       ti   -,.   -,,,-,.-   i��,mt
, ���    , ,     snobbishness  in  all  its  senses  seems
ept war innds.  was promised at  theL    bc llo���.fe!cisteht.-Profes50r E. TI.
annual    meeting  oi   the    VancouverUiarker ((-Fortnightly Review.")
Transportation Club, held in the club'
quarters.     After   the   plan   regarding
the carnival had been'outlined to the,     A  ,..,,.. tol(, ,_^ as a tnu, st(rfy of
memhers.   Mr.   J,   J.   Forster   mov^L, Irlth ���oljjer'*-wit tliat a,��o1dier. ill
thatthc club do all in its power to 1     ,,���...,...,   nn   recovering  conscious-
help the travellers make ol it a highly  nesg. saM; ..XurS(,  ........ ;s thh 0��� ,���..
successful function, ibead"'"
Tt  is  planned   by   the   Commercial     "Vinegar cloths." she replied. "A*ou
Travellers'   Association   to   raise   at have had fever."
least $100,000 by the  carnival,  which!     After a pause:
is to be held on the Georgia  Street I    "And what is this o.i my chest?"
viaduct.    Thc money obtained will*bc .    "A mustard plaster.    Vou'have had
split up  equally among the  different1  ������'- *
war funds, such as the Patriotic Fund.
Judge: "How  far did the thief carry
your pig:"
Complainant:    "Fully two miles a-
way from my house."
Judge   (to   prisoner):   "What   have
you to say to this charger"
Prisoner;  "li was only a joke,'yer
v orship."
Judge:  "Well,  six  months  because
you carried  the Jul-:,   too  far."
1 luring   i  '    impa n Hul:   of   i  jury
v. Philadelphia the following colloquy
��� sued between thc judge and a tales-.
.. "You ai
"Yes, sii
"Marrii ���
li.,',.  :
vi ur hoi
Him;  Darling,  I  would ask  yi
be   inj   ivife,    ".i   I 'ni   a rani  my   income    I onlj $2,000 a j i ar would iw-i
be s     '  .   '   us to gel along i il .
Her-    ih, yes, il    ould.    I i an
$1,500 a year and we   .. iuld h i   ���
all tin   11 si for our li\ ini; and ho se-
hold expenses
���-. * *
\\ iiat   do   you   suppose   has   conic
over Mr. Blank this morning?" asked
Mrs. Blank, astonished.   "I never saw
him so happy.    He started out of tha
! house   whistling  like   a   bird."'
"Maybe I'm to blame ma'am," replied the new maid. "I got the packages mixed up and gave him birdseed
instead   of   his  breakfast   food.'
tf  tn   ft
Minnie: So sorry to hear of your
motor accident!
Lionel; Ok. thanks; it's nothing,
Expect to live through many more.
Minnie: Oh. but I hope not.
and thc Red Cross Society.   The gen
"And wdiat is this on my feet?"
"Salt   bags.     Vou   have   bad   frost
eral scheme is to charge an admission! bite."
fee oi 50 cents, and cvery person who!     An Irish soldier from thc next bed
buys a ticket will draw a parcel or aiijluoked up and said
envelope containing an order on some
mercantile i*"nccrn, the order or parcel lowest in -value to be not less than
"Hang a pepper box to bis nose,
nurse, and then be will be a cruet
stand."    ... v  ,
SATURDAY,   MARCH   3.   \<)\7
At Our Special Price
The Greatest Clothiers in the Great West
Two Big Stores for Men
33,  47  and  49  HASTINGS   STREET   WEST
That's what you get when you call "CAMPBELLS."
Wc are on the job on time-���wc are through on time���that saves you
Nothing is injured or broken���that saves your furniture and patience.
Wc give a service that will appeal to you.
Security   Fireproof   Storage nnd
Moving   Co.   Limited.
The   Cumpbell   Storage   Co. Ltd.
FIRE-PROOF  WAREHOUSE!    780  DEATTY  ST. Phone Sey. 7300
You must use the
best of baking" powders or else llie results of your baking-
may hot jus t i f y
your work. Use
N AB O B Baking
Powder. It is pure
and wholesome.
The Marked Preference for SOU-VAN Milk
��� f onr scientific pasteurising
is a clear indicali.-ii   '   thi  greal sue
and clarifying process.
This preference on tht part of hundreds of mother;, long worried
over the daily milk supply, is, in iisclf, a significant fact.
ll simply gms ii_ piovc that our methods are perfect���that our
milk suppl)   is pcnVci- that onr determination to serve a clean, safe,
wholesome milk is bein.; carried out to the letter.
You are entitled to a trial bottle of our excellent milk-
Phone Fair. 2624 oi  ask one of our drivers.
Though not the largest, our sanitary plant is thc most up-to-
date dairy plant in the West.
Hon. William Sloan, Minister of Min es in the British' Columbia Cabinet,
whose speech on the progress of our premier industry will be one
of the events during the present session.
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
VANCOUVER     -     B.C.
Medical : SurgkiJ : Maternity
Rate* from |1S.M  par week
Classified Advertisin
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymen, At
Hasting* St. E., and 782 Granvifl*
Street. Vancouver, B. C.
wanted ta clean and repair at Mm
factory, 43* RICHARDS STREET
To the Editor of the STAXDAI.D:
Sir,���We hear a great deal these
days about the high cost ol" living;
with the exception of the war it
seems to be the uppermost subject
in the public mind. It is being discussed in letters to the newspapers
and (in private conversation, and
imm'eroi<s r-emetfies, most of them
futile and foolish, are being suggested. It has been investigated by
the government and ponderous reports issued which arrived at on definite conclusions because they failed
or refused to consider the two principal causes, the tariff and land speculation.
Speculators in wheat and other
ifood 'products sometimes get the
blame for the increase in the cost
of these commodities, but the difference between the speculator in
I food and the speculator in the land
from which food is produced is only
one of degree and the latter is by
far the worst offender.
It is estimated lhat in the three
j prairie provinces. 100,000,000 aarcs of
j land is being held out of use by speculators. Instead of going alter the
jfood speculator who really docs very
little harm, why not lift thc embargo
|on production?
In order to get the people buck to
1 tbe land and keep them there the
land must be made as Cheap as possible and farming must be made more
profitable and attractive than it is
now. 'The Writer's belief is that more
land value taxation and less tariff
i taxation would go a long way towards
accomplishing these results. We must
change our prcsclll insane policy
which encourages speculation and
discourages production.
In   addition   to   directly   increasing
the   cost   of  living,  land   speculation
lis   responsible   for    many    "f    our
jccoiiiiinii   ills,    In our western cities,
I in .iirilcr   lo   ^cl   kind   within     llieir
means, people were forced to Iqcatc
[in  outside  subdivision^  with   the  re
I suit   thai   the   population    ol   these
places    is   scattered    oi er    ������  eral
times   iln    area   thai   ii   should   1" l
ihis   has   caused   cnorniniis   ami   nceii-
lcss  expenditure   on   strcc'.s,   sewers,
waterworks,   etc.       The   same     thing
lias  ofcui-reil   in   lhe  country   mily   oil
a   much   larger   scale;   we     have   far
more   railways   than  wc  should  have
needed  for our  present population   if
the   settlement   of   the   country   had
taken  place  iu  a normal and orderly
Now tliat wc have the railways,
the only way to solve thc difficulty
seems to bc to get settlers on thc
unoccupied land and the period of
readjustment after tlie, war should
be the time to make a good start.
But as soon as there is a prospect
of an increased demand for land,
prices will rise unless we adopt the
ipolicy of taxing land! values and
thus make it unprofitable to hold
thc land out of use.
It has long been regarded as a
sound economic principal that the
land should bear the cost of defence
and to pay our share of thc cost of
the war, including pensions, etc., by
means of a tax on land values would
not only be eminently fair and just,
but it would tend to promote the
development of the country.
Agriculture is now and will long
continue to be the basic industry of
Canada as it is of all young conn-
tries; it needs and asks for no' protection, all it -needs is free access to
the  land and  with  the development.
' 5T- H(T
V. ���_>____��� 1%
of agriculture, manufacturing industries wil soon follow without any
other encouragement. Manufacturing is the result, not the cause, of
increase^ population' and wealth.
With free access to the land tiie
problem of land settlement will be
found to be no problem at all.
We all believe that Canada is going to be a great country. Wc have
immense natural resources in agricultural land, timber, minerals, etc.
Hy adopting the proper policy we
'can develop and (utilize these resources for the benefit of all the
people of 'Canada, otherwise llie
benefit will go to a few individuals,
and in a short time wc will be like
older countries with a few very rich
people and the grcat majority either
miserably poor or making only a
bare living.
A writer has defined democracy
as "a form of government under
which the resources of a society arc
exploited by a few individuals for
.their own benefit." If we want that
kind of a democracy in Canada we
can have it by keeping right on the
way we are goin; in fact thc definition fits us very well now. Being a
self-governing people we are free to
choose which course we will take,
and a great deal depends on our decision,  much  more  than  most of    us
_��� v
realize. '
Until recently we have bad so
much free land that wc have been
fairly prosperous, but the rapid concentration of wealth in a few hands
accompanied by constantly increasing poverty is a danger signal wc
cannot afford to ignore.    There is no
reason why anyone in Canada should
be in want, there is enough and to
spare for all. Let US lake thc taxes
off consumption and industry and put
Ihem on the land and Canada vvill
progress rapidly and along soimil
economic lines.
"Johnny's N'civ Car'' is a real live
lit tli- farce with more than the usual
amount of real comedy interwoven.
The I'auiages circuit of theatres is
especially fortunate in being able t'i
secure 'the services of such a noted
comedy troupe as the l.angdons. and
that tliis offering will be a success ill Vancouver is a sure thing. An
act that causes everyone to scream
and a troupe that is able to present
that act so as to get the maximum
amount of value from it, is plenty
good enough to hail with all due ravings as a coming success for this city.
The Langdons are well known
throughout the profession as excellent comedians and their appearance
on a bill is sure to place at least one
bright spot before the public that
However in tllis case the Pantages
theatre can boast of a bill replete with
BRIGHT spots. There is Miss Elizabeth Otto, a clever young musician
who has made a big hit upon the circuit; there is the Kline Bros., who
talk and render scrcamable parodies:
there is a clever team by the name of
Reynolds & Donegau, who dance; and
also Mahoney and Auburn, "Extraordinary Club Jugglers"; and last, but
not least. I'eelcy and McCloud. in
sonic acrobatic dancing and tumbling.
The 2nd episode of "Pearl of the
Army" is full of action and interest
for everyone. This serial promises
to become one of the most popular
movie serials ever presented in Vancouver. It deals with army problems,
secrets, and plans in a scientific manner at the same time a clear and
thrilling plot being interwoven and
presented with all that action and excitement which is so popular with
Cure." wil bc offered in a Cast headed
by Ralph l.ocke, with four others
supporting, ll is the story of a physician and his jealous wife, who thinks
every lady patient of her husbaiul
must be an iiiamorita. The belief is
dangerous to the doctor and disastrous to bis peace of mind. He finally manages to strip her of her faults.
The play  abounds  in  comedy.
Youth, combined with appearances
and ability, has made N'ewhoff and...
Phelps an exceedingly popular vaudi<> ,
ville combination. The material they
have collected for their skit is bright,
and is delivered with snap and vim.
They arc billed as "somewhat different singers."
Fred and Allele Astaire, a youthful
brother and sister, will be here in
distinctive songs and dances. In appearance, method and material, they
qualify at expert niarkmanship, always striking the bull's-eye of public
Rice, Elmer and Tom are a trio of
trampoline artists and bar experts.
They are also clever knockabout comedians. In Iheir work they assume
the character of a Rube, a Chinaman
and a Clown. There is lots of laughter to go along with this act. Their
gymnastic work is par excellence.
The curtain rings down for the
screen and the Travel Weekly will
show scenes from Europe. These
pictures are always a feature of the
Orpheum, and have gained much
Two slips planted, in the greenhouse of vaudeville, have budded and
bloomed to tbe complete satisfaction
of everyone. This applies to an exceedingly young couple. Wellington
Cross and Lois Josephine, recognized
headliners in vaudeville, who are coming here next week in a repertoire
of restricted numbers, singing and
dancing an entirely new programme
of almost exclusive songs.
Lydia Harry is coming next week
with a repertoire of snugs. Her songs
arc always of thc superlative kind,
and she sings them perfectly. Miss
Harry is a fine example of heredity.
Her father before her was one of Ihe
best comedians of lhe day. and his
daughter after him is following in his
Mile I'na. who is hilled ncxl week.
is said to be thc youngest premiere
ilansciise in \merica. She is a skilful
interpreter pf Lyric nnd Classic ihui-
ces, and with a corps nf eight of the
dainties) dancers -l.e will be present
ed here by Man- - 1 [line, the Com
poser in a series of classical Imprci
sinus. Two spt ( :al sets nl SCCll'TV
are uscii and lliirti fou.f CUStlllllcs,
creations in i oltu i, and historically
A    comedy   sketch,     called    "The
Twenty Americans Rescued at Tam-
pico by British Navy
In a letter Captain William J.
MacDonald, of Mariners' Harbor,
tells a plain story of the escape or
'twenty Americans from the Mexican mobs at Tampico In April, 1914,
Wbctii American bluejackets were taken from a launch on the Panuco
river and war with the United
Slates seemed to be only a question
of hours. Xowhere in the harbor
could Captain MacDonald see the
flag of his country afloat, not a warship being in sight, when Ile arrived
with hi.s parly at the water front after :i perilous journey of seventy-five
miles from tllg interior. "But the
Hritish and German flagJ," the old
sailor says, "were on the job," am'
then he tells its: "By good fortune
we had the son of Captain Turner, of
the Cunai'ler Lusitania. with us. Our
fklg had deserted US, but the flag "r
llritain sticks by its nationals.
Through Turner wc had the flag of
lhe British navy carry us to safety."
Twenty Americans saved by lhe "meteor flag of England," ihc flag that
protects its nationals: and Old Glory
nowhere in si_rht! Saved by the sun
of Captain Turner of the Lusitania
thai was tn be sent unwarned to the
bottom off Kinsale Head, with W2
Americans, men. women and children, in aboul a year hy :��� German
submarine, whose commander was
li be decorated for the achievement
and the ali-'icilv1 What hitler uu'in-
n'   ���    ihe  recital brings ui   again!
Here are  the representatives from B. C. in the House of Commons ��� Messrs.  Burrell,   Shephard,   Clements,
Green, Stevens and Colonel J. D. Taylor.


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