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Vol. IV, No. 16��� Established 191 1
Price Five Cents
Every Saturday by the Greater Vancouver Publishers Limited
George M. Murray, Editor
Corner  Thirtieth   Avenue  and   Main   Street.   South   Vancouver,   B. C.
Editor's Office Burns Drug Co., Vancouver Block, Phone Sey. 5490
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per year extra.
."The truth at all times firmly stands
And shall from age to age endure."
MEN! MEN! ! MEN!!! MEN!!!!
SO long as the people of British Columbia have
to go abroad for their daily bread, there cannot be a healthy commercial condition; so long
as it is necessary for us to go abroad for reformers to
come and guide us to the straight and narrow path,
we are inviting a condition of moral bankruptcy
among the people.
This week we have with us Mrs. Nellie L. Mc-
Clung and a number of leading reformers from beyond the borders of British Columbia.
The fact that it is necessary to import Mrs. Mc-
Clung to lead in a fight against a great evil is not a
fine compliment to the public men of British Columbia. The wrongs we suffer are plain to every man,
Liberal, Tory, Laborman and Socialist. Every man
with a clear head knows full well that the liquor
traffic is and and always has been-a menace to the
prosperity of British Columbia.
Why then have not our public men come forward
to boldly take up the cause of reform? Surely it's
a man's game to fight men. It'sj-a man's game to
protect his wife and his children. It's a man's game
lo come out and bear the sneers of a certain section
of the public, the abuse of vested interests and subsidized newspapers. In short it's a man's game to
bear the brunt of the fight and die when the standard which represents his principles is crushed to
, Where in this fight for prohibition are our orators, oura political leaders, the silk hat brigade from
the Board of Trade, the glad hand brigade from the
City Hall���the whole family of those peculiar gentlemen who stand in public places and speak long
and loud that they may be heard of men?
Once there was'a man in the east who got drunk
every Saturday afternoon, spent the week's earn
ings at the North American, and proceeded home
ward at a late hour in the evening, unsettled of stom-
ache and unsteady of- foot. Before the family hearth
he used to collapie, then the emetic influence of the
bug juice would take possession of him. Followed
strong vibrations of the diaphram. At that point
the youngsters, the dog and the cat would retire to
their respective entrenchments. His wife, a sweet
and noble soul, prematurely old, who loved her man
and stuck by him through thick and thin, did not
run away at that dark period in her weekly round
of terrors. The mop was hauled down, the scrub
pail was filled up. On her knees that little woman
with the golden heart pH.it the finishing touches to
the cleansing of the family hearth.
We have the same story in British Columbia on
a bigger scale. Observe then, Mrs. Nellie L. Mc-
Clung leading ihe scrubbing brush brigade in the
cleansing of the family hearth of British Columbia.
Let the manhood of British Columbia arise and
assert itself. Our public bodies place themselves on
record from time to time as being in favor of cheaper
money, more industries, less taxation, and policies
for the development of our resources. There is a
great call today in oritish Columbia for more real
men with red blood in their veins.
Think of it! An industry, a payroll, an investment.   Hooray!
Public opinion has been aroused to a white heat
over the sudden coup made by John Barleycorn. At
any other time, we would not have thought so much
of the matter. If the laws permit breweries and distilleries to operate, if we, the people who are supposed to make the laws, say to the liquor interests,
"Go ahead, full steam, we are behind you"���if this
be true then it is only shouldering our fair burden to
lend our municipality as a site for a brewery.
But the people of this district have gone on record
as being opposed to the liquor interests. But for a
liquor government we would not have a pint of in-
Postage to American, Europe.r and other Foreign Countries, $1,00   tox;cants so]cJ jn the J'^'^
Repeatedly we have lined up against the forces
of the liquor interests, and whipped them back.
Whatever blemish South Vancouver might have carried, support of the liquor interests was not to be
debited against her.
At any other time, we say, a fair fight on the
question of the establishment of a brewery in the
district would be welcomed. But they didn't give
us even a chance to fight.
Like the German submarine torpedoeing a passenger vessel, the brewery people made a silent,
treacherous attack upon us. And at this time, when
all British Columbia is combining to drive John Barleycorn out! When the brains of the Northwest
are assembled here to dislodge the liquc. ii af fie from
its last stand!
It is unthinkable that some of our own people
were privy to the hurling of this insult into the face
of decency.
The responsibility does not rest altogether upon
the shoulders of local citizens. The burden is upon
the shoulders of the Government���the Provincial
and Federal Governments, who granted the charter
to the brewery outfit.
Barleycorn has been victorious in the first round
of the fight. Let the people organize and agitate
and fight with the end in view of undoing at the
earliest possible moment the evil which has been
wished upon us through a strange combination of
stupidity, devilishness and well-intentioned business
Whether Mr. Mellen's explanation was correct I PRETENDED WAR TAXES' PRODUCE
in detail is another matter.    The fact remains that
the Government of Canada says that as there is a
rubber manufacturing trust in Montreal, it must be
protected. This trust must have a complete monopoly of all the tire business in Canada. Every jitney must either wear a Canadian-made tire or pay a
higher price for a better tire made outside of Canada.
T is perfectly obvious that the Customs Tariff
changes made by the Conservative Government
last February for the express purpose of raising
additional revenue have failed of their purpose. In
introducing these changes in the House of Commons,
Over in Seattle you buy a tire for twenty-four the Finance Minister said that their effect would be
dollars. The manufacturer-makes a profit, the re
tailer makes a profit, all out of twenty-four dollars.
Add forty-two and a half per cent, to twenty-four
dollars and you have the price that the Canadian
Rubber Company gets for its tire. The manufac*
turer gets that forty-two and a half per cent. Th/t
is his rake-off, for the cost to him is the same as the
cost to the American manufacturer. The profit to
the retailer in both cases is the same.
The head of the Canadian rubber trust a few
years ago was a pool marker in St. Paul. He was
born in Montreal, but learned some tricks over in the
United States. He came back and promoted this
rubber company. He sold stock in it to members
of the Canadian Parliament. He got the Canadian
Parliament to hoist a big tariff against rubber goods
from the outside. He became enormously rich. One
of the men who pays tribute to him every day is the
jitney driver who didn't understand why he had to
pay forty-two and a half per cent, more in Vancouver for the tire he could have bought in Seattle for
twenty-four dollars.
to raise from 25 to 30 million dollars more revenue,
or at the rate of from two to two-and-a-half million
dollars per month. The changes have been in
operation for a full four months and the result is
that the Customs Revenue instead of increasing by
about eight million dollars has actually decreased by
over half a million dollars.
This result is only what might have been expected,
and is as predicted by the Liberal leaders. At the
best these tariff changes constituted a monumental
piece of political folly and one of the gravest blunders in fiscal policy ever committed by any statesman
or Government in the history of Canada. They
were conceived in absolute ignorance. Customs
rates were imposed which are prohibitive in their
nature and per se defeated their avowed object. Mr.
White evidently is a tyro at Tariff making over revenue purposes.
HEN he reached  into South   Vancouver
and planted in our midst one of his miini-
-lion factories, John Barleycorn was living
'i his reputation as a manipulator and strategist.
John'Barleycorn and
N piloting through the bylaws making it possible
to fasten the new brewery on South Vancouver,
the reeve threw down the people of South Vancouver. He added to the. seriousness of his crime
by getting others to do the dirty work. He had a
double purpose in view, that of getting a license for
the brewery and forcing men who have expressed
opposition to the liquor'interests to shoulder the
responsibility. As an advance agent for John Barleycorn, the reeve has proven his ability, as custodian
of the rights of the people he has- absolutely failed.
There are those who thought that in our fiery reeve
we had a Daniel, one who would stand alone, a man
with a firm purpose, whatever else his faults.
Alas, he has shown himself to be but an empty
vessel. The tragedy of it all is that this municipal
character passes up such splendid opportunities of
being of real service to the community.
WHAT had Mr. Murray jor dinner?" asks
the   "News-Advertiser"  in  commenting
upon a speech made by the editor of this
journal before the Liberals of Ward Six some nights
It wasn't a very elaborate meal, but substantial.
Every ounce of it, save the sugar, the bread, and the
cabbage had to be imported into British Columbia
from points outside of Canada. \
Some of it might have been produced back in
| Ontario, but it was shipped here from Chicago. The
j butter came from New Zealand. The pickles came
! 'from dear old England. The sugar came from Mr.
I Rogers' place of business. It cost more than any
i other sugar sold in any city in the British Empire
j today, and was no sweeter.
We sat upon chairs made in Stratford, Ontario,
j the table came from the same place. The linen came
1 from Ireland, the silver from, we know not where.
The baby sat in a high chair purchased from a
i prairie farmer who went broke in South Vancouver,
i waved a rattle made in Germany, and   sang   "O
Canada" as we dined.
���� DON'T see," said the jitney driver, "why I
I had to pay forty dollars for that tire I bought
yesterday, when I could have got the    same
blamed tire in Seattle for just twenty-four dollars.
"Now, hew do you figure that out," he went on;
"does John Third make all that profit or who really
does make the profit?"
Just then we pulled up in front of the place where
Mr. Third sells the accessories, and we put    thi'
question to Mr. Third.
"Blamed if I know," said f,
make anything on it."
.    Just then Mr. Mellen i : ing.    Mr. Mellen
is a reformer in politics.  'Mr. Mellen is very much
up in years and is wise to man,  tnn
Said Mr. Mellon.   "It's th ��� tariff"
"You see," said'Mr. Mellen. "the T    i
this tariff.    They have a big tariff en
that we eat, '
COMPARISONS are sometimes dangerous.
They are nearly always interesting. An
American paper the other day compared
Theodore Roosevelt with Lloyd George. Referring
to them as the "two storm centres ot the English-
speaking world," the writer summed up: "They
each contain a grain or two of radium, a demonic
force which manifests itself again and again without
exhausting its energy. They are vastly popular because they are tonic. They prove to us that things
can be changed, that there is a lot in life besides routine and monotony."
JFew statesmen, if any, have accomplished such
wide-reaching changes in the social life of their
country as Lloyd-George. And if Lloyd-George
has been so successful in attacking the vested interests of hereditary lords and breaking up vast !
estates, il was largely due to his proved devotion to
the interests of the masses. Other statesmen have
���eater orators, i ut how many have done the
things they eloqucnlly advocated as has the British
NE of the matters regarding the work of the
shell committee very difficult to understand
is that some orders for shells have been
placed with people who had no previous knowledge
or experience in engineering work of any kind, while
very many established engineering works in Canada
have applied for contracts in vain. Instances could
be cited of the erection of new, or the conversion of
old buildings���even town halls���into shell factories.
Would it not have been better from every point of
view, especially that of the saving of time, to utilize
all existing factories all ready and practically equipped. All these factories should at least have been
given*the chance to make shells before placing orders, as has apparently been done, with unexperienced men.
If newspapers tell the truth when they state, as
they have done incessantly for months past, that
the reason the Allies have not made the progress
generally expected of them, is shortage of shells,
why is it thai reputable engineering works in Canada cannot get orders when they apply for them?
What is the use of talking about shell shortage, when
the available steps to overcome it are not taken?
\oosevelts   or
on ypu jitney
or use, ana
lows forth.
ins apostles. Poverty and
Moral Depravity, have hung about the Municipal
l lall for-these many moons.    Periodically the Old!
Boy has endeavored to get in his fine work.   ..Each I would be for nnnexation W,J, ,h,
time, up to-last week, he was checkmated. thcy pu, a tax of th;rty-five per cent, on there
Now he has sneaked in like a thief in the night-��� and then seven and.a half cents war tax. ma
They make them in the United
turn them out cheaper o* -
I But if a Vancouver jitney d
States' tire on his jitney, he woul
MR. GOLD APPEARED in a silk hat at the
opening of the sewers.
* * *
THE REEVE WANTED to break a bottle of
beer over the sewer, but this ceremony was cut out,
in courtesy to the temperance people.
!f    ��    !f
SEVERAL PIPES WILL be laid alongside *of
the great sewer.    These conduits will connect with
our new brewery.      Municipally-owned beer   is   a
; thing we have always fought for.
.v.    If     .f
| IN PUTTING OVER the new brewery his worship thought he would make a difficult corner shot.
He suered, however.
* �� ��
AT DO WE WANT?" yelled the orator
icipal Hall, i    we Want in this
pality?    People, what do we want?"    Here
. to allots* the question lo filler into the
ted one in
tf  :f   .v-
\A\    '    L have
a horse,
iv other
Mne and
be di:
the .': It is not:
learn further that while this fin
ng an enormous estate behind, him,
[fairs of his country in
we are
to 1
ia\*e a brewer
j forty-two and a half per cent, on every tire.
bred m the purptc.
sell bir-,
be able "lo put o
skates purchased.
Councillor Rus-
for the army, no one would
ir," and there would be no
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The Standard Trusts Company
Head Office:  WINNIPEG
Capital subscribed and fully paid
Reserve  Fund   	
Total  Assets   	
. $750,000.00 I
. $425,000.00 I
.$16,000,000.00   E
jgj    This  Company transacts all business of a strictly Trust character.
The Company has for   sale a very   large   number of   FARM
HI    PROPERTIES in the middle West Provinces, belonging to Trust
Estates now being wound up.    Booklet on application to
The South Vancouver Milk Co. j
Will give 2 prizes for the best Slogan suitable for their
business. I 1
All Slogans must contain the words SOU-VAN.
All attempts to be sent or mailed to the Manager at  |
537 29th Avenue East, and marked "Slogan Contest," not  jj
later than August 31 st.
FIRST PRIZE���$4.00 cash and $2.00 Milk Tickets.
SECOND PRIZE���$2.00 cash and $1.00 Milk Tickets.   j��
The Cost of Operating Electric
Household Appliances is
Merely Nominal.
The actual cost of current for Electric Household Appliances is
out of all proportion to the comfort and convenience provided, this
being especially true during the summer months.
Look over this table of hourly cost of operation.
Coffee Percolator
zy2  cents per hour
Electric Grill
4 to sy2 cents per hour
Electric Iron
4 to S cents
per hour
Electric Washer
3  cents per hour
Electric Toaster
5  cents per hour
N.B.���Appliances used for cooking are operated only a fraction of
an hour per meal. The cost of others depends upon the duration
of their use.
We will be pleased to demonstrate these appliances at our salesrooms.
Carrall and Hastings St.
1138 Granville St. (near Davie)
Why are the big railroads using the telephone for dispatching purposes?
Because of its certainty and safety.
There Is No Guess Work About
Long Distance Telephoning
When you finish your conversation you KNOW your
message has been received and you already have the answer.
Remember also, that you do not pay for messages not
All the Company's telephones are available for service
day and night.
A.  E. Harron
J. A. Harron
G. M. Williamson
Vancouver���Office and Chapel:  1034 Granville St.     Phone Sey. 3486
North Vancouver���Office and Chapel: 122 Sixth St. W.     Phone 134
Mr. J. W. Weart has put forward a plan for the development
of the agricultural areas of the province, which is given in detail below. Mr. Weart is a practical man and was himseif, many years ago,
one of those who went into the then wilds of Burnaby and settled
upon a tract of wild land which he brought under cultivation, and
upon which he built a splendid home, which is now his out-of-town
residence. Mr. Weart knows the difficulties of land settlement, having experienced them. His project is one which should have the careful attention of the thinking people of the Province.
We have a suggestion to make���and the beauty of Mr. Weart's
policy is that he leaves it open for new ideas and suggestions���and
our suggestion is that legislation might be passed which would make
it possible to forever link up the country districts of British Columbia
with the cities and municipalities.
This could be done by arranging financial matters in such a way , ,      ���
J ��   �� '   same  was  condemned  by  llinsc
that the sinking fund monies of thc cities and municipalities might l^e sent, and 'I1-'11 consequently the "cour-
,  .     ��� ... . ���. . tcsy' that he holds lie was in    duty
invested in Government colonization projects.     1 his money today bound to extend to ihc brewery re-
rests in the banks at a small interest. It might better be placed at work Z^falATng^^t^ "'    '
helping to build up a producing community such as Mr. Weart sees!1"'"" '* w'*'s '""'''*.'' "r :l Persoi
in the future, a community which would bolster up the top-heavy cities
of British Columbia.
Mr. Weart's plan for peopleing the open districts is given in the
following letter to the press of British Columbia:-���
and frankly discussi-d, only heard the
final passing of the amending bylaw
being rushed through at a late hour,
when Councillor Campbell was in the
chair (the Reeve being conveniently
absent at tlie moment 1 and immediately afterwards the adjournment was
The amendment to thc bylaw was
so skilfully prepared, that when ordinary people beard it read, they had
the notion flint it was something tllat
had been specially framed for the
benefit of our local merchants, and the
"nigger in the fence" was SO carefully
concealed, that no one unless those
in the know had any idea that same
was solely for the purpose nf giving
not only a license, but practically a
monopoly to a brewing company. I
submit that each and every member
of our Council is equally blameable,
as it is unthinkable that there is any
one of them who was not aware of
the real purport of the amendment to
the License Bylaw, and not one of
them had the manliness to inform the
general public of what they proposed
to do.
li is a mistake to say that it was
not known that the proposal was likely to be put forward. Some months
ago, I understand that it wa- submitted to die Hoard of Trade by letter,
and   Mr.   Bruce  must  be  aware  that
Theatrical Notes
.f ti
to the
I   know
>y any one  which  could
acceptable   to  tbe  gov-
Sir,���Much has been said a
necessity   of   settling   Up   our
agricultural  land,  but  as  yet
of   no   policy   of  a   concrete
put forward  I
appear  to be
Permit me to roughly outline a
plan which I submit could be put
into operation and should be a mean's
of profit to tlie people and a credit
to the country.
In the first place, there are certain
essentials necessary to success, (a)
Quality and location of land, (b)
Quality of settlers, (c) Conditions
which will not make the settler dissatisfied, but which would be an incentive to good citizenship.
Let (he government choose good
arable land, say 15,000 acres in one
block close, or within a reasonable
distance from a point of shipment,
by either rail or water, to a market.
Survey this tract into 20. 40, 60 and
SO acre blocks, less road allowance,
open, grade and macadam sufficient
roads to give thc maximum accommodation for the minimum mileage of
roads: clear and plow one-half of
each block, thereby giving the settler
a chance to produce from the start
without the expenditure of a large
sum of money.
This tract would give homes to
three hundred families, no bachelors,
Each Settler, as tier an agreement,
must fence his land, build his house
and out-building.-, stock his holding
with an average of four cows, brood
sow, poultry and sheep. There would
be at least twelve hundred cows in
the settlement  for a creamery.
Such   a   tract   of   land,     not
what is classed as timber land.
to lie cleared by modern meth
$100 per acre.
sary, supply sto
',���'- .n
from a settlement  of this kind  would
at least be, a maximum population in
a given area, a means of greater social enjoyment, better schools, easy
access   to   religious   worship,   debating
hools,  lectures,  etc..  ami   withal   the
inverting of the wilderness into a
livable country settlement.
No loss could accrue to the government on account of the expenditure,
proper security would be required
on the stock for money advanced,
the title to thc land being in the government, land with every year's work
on the land enhancing its value.
Can the money lie obtained? 1 am
of the opinion that out of thc many
millions now in savings account in
British Columbia, that if tlie government issued scrip in small denomination at say 4 per cent or 4 1-2 per
cent there would be enough applicants to take up the whole issue.
From the experimental station the
settlers would be encouraged to
plant ornamental and shade trees so
that in a few years the whole settlement could and would be a pleasurable place to live in and a mode'.
Legislation would be enacted to place
all titles under the "Homestead Act,"
providing an exemption of at least
$2500 so that no judgment creditor
or mortgagee could oust tlie settler
from his home. And further, no
transfer of the property would ;,.-
made to anyone who would not live
upon it and comply with all the conditions governing the settlement and
further, the wife would be considered
as joint owner with the husband.
This is tlie class of legislation lhal
1 believe in and that will make a
country prosperous���legislation for
the people, protecting them from the
speculator and from themselves, giving (o them the fruits of their labo.*.
ative '
i a war
���   that
lure, and not as represent
Hoard of Trade. I am alsi
some of the members of I
Service Council had knnwl
thc proposal to establish a
was contemplated, but no one thought
for a moment that Reevc Cold (whose
former strength lay. in acting openly
and above board) nad the members of
the Council would connive to saddle
the municipality with such a business
without letting the,people who are
opposed to same get an opportunity
of objecting.
The secretive and cunning methods
adopted by all those mixed up in this
matter will do more to blemish their
characters at public men than all the
olher foolishnesses of which they have
been guilty during tlie year.
As men whose actions would indicate that they do not trust, or show
confidence in the opinion of the electors, they cannot expect that thc electors will continue to show any trust
or confidence in them.
Yours trulv,
Pantages Theatre
' <iie of the most graceful and pleasing dancing .acts ever seen in Vancouver is that of the Scovcll Dancers,
who will head a good bill at tlie Pantages next week. There are eight
pretty young women dancers, besides
Madame Scovcll herself and four men
and they appear in a programme of
six delightful numbers. Madame
Scovell's number. "-Moments Musi-
cale." danced with James II. Powers
���who himself is no cripple���and the
I.a Tiger Dante by Madame Scovcll
and the Grecian girls are especially
effective. The ensemble numbers are
also good and bring out sonic fine toe-
And look who's here! Our old friend.
Joe Roberts, playing a return engagement with his banjo. With Joe are
two young Seattle men, Kearney \*ind
Aslilev who play pianos. Tlie three
are billed as "Musical Whirlwinds.'
and are making their debut. They
play "Poet and Peasant." "Thc Rosary." and a collection of rag-time.
Tlie bill is opened by a clever juggler. Talking Gascpigrie. Vancou-
veritcR have seen cannon nails juggled
In fore, bul Gascoigne makes most of
those who attempt it look like novices. Ile also keeps up a line of chatter
that is novel and amusing
May Archer and Billy Carr occupy
the stage  fifteen  minutes in a  talking
and   sin "in tr  skit.   "The   Fortune   Teller." Will H, Armstrong and two girls
(have  a  playlet,  "Tlie    Baggageman."
] Sam   T.azar  and   Josh   Dale   complete
| thc bill  with a blackface musical  and
coined" act, "A Blackville Cabaret."
Fun and Frolic
Monday night Mr. George M. Murray will address a meeting of Liberals
at the corner of Victoria Road and
Thirty-fifth Avenue. Ile will discuss
the food question, will trace the relation between the monopolies of the
country and the breadlines of the.
West,'and will have something to say
on the policies of Liberalism from an
Imperial point  of view.
All the Liberals of the district arc
invited to attend. The occasion will
take on the form of a smoker.
A natiye of Germany was visiting an
American friend ill Xew York, and the
latter bethought himself to lake his
guest on a visit to Niagara Falls.
The American, accustomed to bursts
of wonderment and enthusiasm, was
not a little astonished lo see his Teutonic friend stand and gaze stolidly
minute after minute upon that roaring cataract, without evincing the
faintest sign ol" emotion.
Finally, unable any longer to conceal his chagrin and disappointment,
the American turned to his companion
and asked: "Don't you think that's a
wonderful sight?"
"Vot?" asked Ihe Dutchman.
"Why. that gigantic body of water
pouring over that lofty precipice."
The German stood for a few secon.i--
longcr, until he got that idea digested,
then looked up blankly and asked:
"Veil, vol's to hinder it?"
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668 ,S2nd Avenue 1
South  Vancouver,
24th  Align
i. 1915,
To th
Florence Edith Blanche Sloan, ihc
infant daughter of Mr. Sam Sloan,
passed away at the father's residence,
40th Avenue West, South Vancouver,
on Wednesday morning, aged 10
months. The sincere sympathy ol
their many friends will go out towards
Mr. and Mrs. Sloan in their sad bereavement.
in Was
rlftcr tl
said. '!'
hers  h
I years
at the old
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to allow Ihc-
my name as.
-,  I  went out -
ii speak," said
ntly to somi
Metropolitan  Hotel
rky came up lo greet mc
cling. 'Marse Allen,' he
crhil glad to see you. I's
u sense you iniz a babby.
ippy long befo' yoti-all
too.    He  used  to  hold dt:
he  held  d.
got   n
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editor of
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West, Sot
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you mean, uncle?'
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candidate   fo'
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put on
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if how
the electorate
respected  by
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granting i
little the di sin
cut ci
���imnt is compli te,
ie . ssential necessary is
ly of wati r.    Whatever  5
r -itpply is obtainable    fi
government   farm   and   creamer',   th.
"or   the   creamery    could    be
a pumping station to supply
i   the   settlement   through   a
if   wood   pipes,   giving    pure
district at lus
tain his own
power 1
used as
water t
system of \
water to the
each could .
ost than
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-and also |,
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lie Board
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HorreU, of 62 40th
th Vanci lUver, for a
ppetising   tomatoes,
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We   deliver���immediately���-anywhere.
Phone  your order  to Seymour 6722.
(With the Sunburst Sign)
1097  Granville. Cor. Helmcken.
let the total initial cosl be distributi
on   an  acreage  basis  0
and  added  to  the  cost
payable  as  hereinafter
Lam!   15.000 less 5 per
���14,250 acres.
Clearing   7125     acres
Stock   (if required')   	
Water   supply,  say   	
Creamery, school, hospital, stock. plant
and equipment  	
$1,000,000 divided by 14.250 acres
equals a capital charge of less than
$71.00 per acre, add $4 per acre for
tlie land, you have on a 40-acre block
a capital charge of M0O0 repayable
over a period of 36 years on annual
instalments of 5 per cent, or $150
per year, which retires the whole
principal sum and interest.
This small sum could Without
question be made out of the product
of the land enabling the settler to
get along in the world, making him
independent, a producer, a factor in
reducing that enormous annual out-
lav of millions for foodstuffs
me, wincii
must have known was nol belong carried out in the open and
straightforward manner its importance
i desen td.
I attended the "indignation" meeting held under the auspices of the
| Social Service Council, and heard
Reeve Cold and Mr. Bruce give their
explanation of the circumstances leading up to the granting of this license.
The reverend gentleman who subsequently addressed the meeting laid ill
Iln blame on Reeve Gold and Councillor Stanley, as being the Iwo members of the License Commission who
had been elected to their office by the
In this they were quite right, as
Reevc Cold's action in remaining neutral and not opposing the granting of
the license, and what is infinitely
worse, keeping the whole proceedings
secret, certainly does not free him
from being more to blame than any
of thc rest, and Councillor Stanley,
who appealed so strongly for the
support of the "Church" when seeking
election, by his action has betrayed
those who trusted him; al the same
time, every member 'of tlie Council
is equally to blame.
What are tlie circumstances? Re-
fore the license could be legally granted, it was necessary that the Council
amend the Trades' License Bylaw. To
do this the amending bylaw was considered at "special" meetings of the
Council, when few, if any, of the ratepayers would be present, those of us
who attend only the regular meetings
the  Council,  and  where   1   submit
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The  advantage  that  would    accrue I this proposal should have been openly
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, Pure Pasteurized-Milk and Cream delivered daily to all
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District of
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With Complete Line of
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A trial will convince you that our  trade  is  built up  by
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(Branch from Mount Pleasant)
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THE South Vancouver Citizen's Club has been formed by public-spirited residents who believe that criticism of municipal
and other public matters would do no harm but might be productive of good, i'f the views of representative citizens can be presented in the CHINOOK, which is the only newspaper published in the
Citizen Jones, Browne, Robinson and Smythe, Mackenzie,
O'Brien and others met, therefore, and decided to form a debating
club for free and easy discussion of public affairs, a verbatim report
of which will appear in the CHINOOK from time to time.
ture of liquor before the company
would spend any money in South
Vancouver. 0( course, 1 am free to
.say that if Commissioner Stanley is
associated with thc prohibition movement, it seems a sign of weakness to
agree to the establishment of a brewery. At the same lime, a man holding
a public position does not always feel
free to air his views or put his own
ideas into practice; he must act as
duty dictates, and it may be that Commissioner Stanley was of opinion that
it would hi- a good thing for South
Vancouver to have over $11X1.00(1 spent
in Iln- municipality dining these hard
limes, and to have a steady payroll
employing seventy or more local residents,"
"That's all very well, Robinson," replied 'Smythe, "but in my opinion a
man should be consistent, and if he
does not believe in the drinking nf
liquor or the sale of liquor in South
Vancouver, or any other community,
he should oppose granting facilities
for its manufacture, That's the view
I lake."
"I agree with you, Smythe," said
Browne, "and it seems to mc Commissioner Stanley has spoiled his chances
of re-election to the council. I am
lather sorry, because Mr. Stanley is
by far the best man on the present
council, and with a little more experience of municipal administration
would make a good councillor."
"What do you think of the present
council, anyway?" asked O'Brien.
"If you ask me." said Robinson, "I
think if the councillors could forget
that such things as votes exist and
would act as their own business instincts dictate they would do better."
, "Quite right, Robinson," said Jones.
[���"With one or two exceptions the present councillors have played to the
gallery all through the year, instead
of acting in the best interests of the
municipality, There has been ,too
much pandering to the $3 a day man.
At a time like the present when the
council has been cutting down salaries in such a way as to make the employees disgusted with the parsimonious way in which they have been
treated, causing some of them to quit,
it is sheer folly to continue the old
rate of $3 a day for pick and shovel
work. As Robinson says, councillors
should forget that workmen have
votes and should look at the matter
from a broad standpoint. The council
will be looking to the municipal bankers presently for assistance by way
of a loan for administrative expenses,
pending payment of taxes; but it will
surprise me if the bankers arc willing
in advance any more money, seeing
how the council proposes to throw
away thousands of dollars unnecessarily by payment of $3 a day (or day
labor. Rankers like t" know that the
money they advance is being spent,
judiciously, and that there is a good
prospeel of ii being repaid; but at a
time when wages are being reduced in
all directions because money is dear,
for tin- council to decide to continue
In pay $3 a day just as though money
was as cheap as it was four or five
years ago, is absolutely foolish, and
stamps the councillors as very unbusinesslike."
"That's so," quietly remarked Mackenzie. "The council is proposing tc
go ahead and spend over $300,000 on
sewerage work as though thc municipality was receiving dollar for dollar.
Tf the council had sold the $400,000
worth of sewerage bonds at. par there
The first debate took place a few
days ago, when Citizen Junes wanted
In know what his fellow members
though about tin granting of a brew- *
ery license by the License Commissioners.
"If you ask for my opinion," said
Robinson, "1 think it rather a good
thing to have an industry established
in South Vancouver which is likely to
have a shady payroll. But, the license commissioners made a mistake
by the secret manner in which the matter was discussed and the license granted, without taking the people nl* Smith
Vancouver into their confidence."
"Dn you mean tn say the granting
nf the license was not done openly
and above board:" asked lirownc.
"Well, of Course," replied Robinson,
"Reeve Cold and Ihe license commissioners will probably say that the
meetings nf the board were held in
public, or at least were open lo the
public; but tin- fact remains that although several special meetings of the
hoard were held the. public knew untiling about the proposal tn establish
a brewery ill South Vancouver, and 1
believe 1 am right ill saying that no
public notice was given of any of the
meetings which were held, and that
the press was not aware that these
special meetings had been enlivened.
1 am also given tn understand that a
previous resolution was passed at a
special meeting on .August 12, granting the license; but il was found that
the action oi the license board w;ls not
legal, because there was no provision
in the Trades' License Bylaw lor the
granting In a brewery license. ' The
reeve then, I am informed, gave instructions for an amendment to the
bylaw to be drafted to allow of a
brewery license being granted. This
was done and the amended bylaw was
put through the council when Reeve
Cold had withdrawn from the chair
and had asked nlie of the other councillors to take his place,"
"I'm, tile reeve said at the indignation meeting that he was neutral in
the matter, and that the council having spent $.s00 to enforce the will of
the majority, he bowed to the will of
the majority of the license board," remarked Mackenzie.
"Quite so," replied Robinson, "but
you must remember that Reeve Gold
is as wily as an old fox, and if you
had been near enough 1 guess you
would have seen his tongue in cheek
when he talked about neutrality. As
a matter nf fact, Reeve Cold and Mr.
Bruce nf the Board of Trade, I understand, had more to do w'ith the iu-
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(lerstaud, nan more lo no wun mc :
troduction   of   thc   matter   before   t
license board than anyone else, exec,..,
of  course,   ihe   representative   of   the
brew ery comp iny.'
"Whai 1 cannot understand," remarked Smythe, "is the action ol
Commissioner Stanley, who, I am told,
is associated with the prohibition committee in Collingwood. How did lie
come tn m ive that the license he granted?"
"That is more than I can say," said
Robinson. "I believe, however, thai
Commissioner Stanley's idea was that
if a license was granted for the establishment of a brewery, the company, for their own protection, would
install pi,in which; in thc eveni of the
cancellation of the brewery license)
could be converted into a cold storage
plant. Hut. it was necessary to induce the establishment oi a brewery
by granting a license for the rnanufac-
migllt be snme justification for payment of $3 a day for day labor. Hut,
instead of receiving $400,000 for sewerage debentures, the council has issued treasury certificates valued al
$320,000, but for which the municipality only receives $304,000, the balance
being paid away as discount and brokerage. At the same time the municipality is paying 6 per cent, inlerrsl
on $32(),000 as though the full amount
had been received; and at (he end nf
three years, if the bonds can not he
sold, the municipality will have tn redeem the certificates or renew them���
at another big discount. It seems tn
me that, in the circumstances, it is up
to the council tn make the money
available go as far as possible. Mislead of going ahead and spending it
at thc same rate as would be the case
if the municipality was selling its
bonds at par, I venture to think that
Reeve Gold would not pay $3 a day
for day labor at the present time if In-
had any private land clearing work
to be done, nor would any nf the
other councillors. Then why should
they spend the ratepayers' money in
a manner different than they would
their own?"
"That is my view, exactly." said
Jones. "The council obtains practically dollar for dollar for the money
required to pay salaries, with the exception of discount on temporary
loans; yet councillors have cut down
���alarics, to a minimum and in so doing
have imperilled the efficiency nf the
staff. But when they are only receiving $300,000 for $400,000, they
propose to spend it as though they
were getting full value for the money,
and at a time when they could get all
the labor needed at $2 a day, or bss.
It is not good business, nor is it just
to the ratepayers."
"It amounts to what 1 said before,"
remarked Robinson, "that if councillors could forget that workmen have
votes and would act according to
their business instincts, it would be
better for the municipality generally.
Here 1 notice in the papers today that
the council proposes to pay the sewer
engineer at the same rate as the timekeeper, $4 a day. The thing is ridiculous. If a competent engineer is
not worth more than $4 a day, he is
not worth employing. Now Mr
Whitaker,   1   believe,  is  a   thoroughly
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competent engineer, but times are
hard and he is apparently willing to
accept $4 a day But why should the
council take advantage of hard limes
in the case of an engineer, and refuse
to do SO in the case of the day laborer? As I said bpfr^-e. it is simply a
question of varcs, imd the interests
nf the municipality are nf secondary
"Robinson has hit iln- nail nn the
head." said Mackenzie. "Because thc
while collar men are not SO numerous
as the pick and shovel men, they get
it in the neck every time from the
present councillors. They will cut
down a clerk's or engineer's wages on
Ihe ground nf economy, hut the laborer's $3 a day is a sacred institution
which must not be touched, solely because the laborer preponderates at
election time."
The debate then adjourned.
The regular services will be held
nexl Sunday. In the evening the
pastor, Mr. Craig, will hold a special
pmhibitin'n meeting. Topic: "Why
we hate the liquor traffic." The Sunday School re-opens nn September 5.
Two Irishmen were watching the
events at a field-meet. When one of
Ihe athletes jumped snme twenty-one
feel in thc broad jump. Pal remarked
to .Mike, "Mike, thai was a purly good
"Yes," says Mike, "il wus, but nothing like what we had hack nn thc
Ould Sod."
"Sure." says Pat, "and they never
had anything to equal that jump."
"Yes," says Mike, "and they did.
One day 1 saw a man jump twenty-
three feet���backwards ��� up a hill-���
agin a strong wind."
"Mike. Mike, phwat are ye givin'
us?     N'n man ever did lhal."
"Sure and he did. Didn't 1 sec it
with me own eyes?"
"Well, and if ye did. who might that
man be?"
"Sure, and it was your own cousin,
Dinnis O'Shea."
". . . Me own Cousin Dinnis, eh?
Well, well, he might."
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' )ne of the first rec Elections I have
of my mother is of her 1-. ikiiiK with
a worried frown at my father and saying: "Ralph, are we obliged t" have
that brand of champagne? It is su
.ii .  cxpensh <���!"
"Wc had better not give a dinner
at all unless we can give ii right," 1
recall my father's answering.
"But why not a cheaper wine?
There are so many things I want to
get for the children this weekl They
reallj - innol go without rubbers any
"Oh, they are healthy children!
There were no such things as rubbers
when I was a boy. Of course 1 might
havi- I v lided this dinner, ur 1 might
give it al the club, but that would In-
even more expensive. Now that I am
in it I should like to do it well. These
are all brilliant men, but they won't
talk without wine, ami they know good
wine. The dinner would be a failure
without it."
But my mother did not seem to be
appeased, "Yes," 1 recall her saying,
"they are all brilliant, but none of
them can afford to drink, any more
than we can afford to give them something to drink.''
"What on earth do you mean?" ray
father asked.
"1 mean that every one of these
men's wives darn her gloves and turns
her best dress and presses and remakes it."
"Well, why not? None of them is
rich. Each man wears his clothes out
and only renews 'them, when necessary."
"1 know. I,! tit for the price of what
tlu-y drink there might be new- dresses
and new gloves for iheir wives."
Yes, and five year.-, from now nobody will recall 'whether there were
new dresses or not. Bul nol one of our
little dinners will be forgotten."
1 do not think my mother said anything more, but I do know that my
father had no idea of the humiliation
of having no dinner dress to wear to
thc parly she had spent hours of labor
in arranging.
1 still remember my mother's face
���is she stood before the glass, on the
night of that dinner, looking at her
shabby gown; and many more than
five years have gone by. It is true
that 1 also remember the dinners; we
had them often.
My brother and I used to steal from
our nursery beds to listen, at the back
stairway, to the laughter and the gay
voices, Then, when by the sound of
the voices we knew the tabic was being deserted for the library, we would
creep downstairs in our bare feet. We
knew that after the long wait both
maids would be eating their long delayed dinners in the kitchen. And we
also knew that it was not polite to
drink the wine left in the long stems
of the champagne glasses. We would
steal into the dining-room and there
would usually be nine glasses with
the hollow stems filled with bubbly
amber stuff that made your tongue
curly and your  stomach  warm.
"Always nine glasses!" 1 recall saying, after this special dinner. I here
was never a fair division of SO unequal a number.
My brother was two' years older,
and so he answered: "Father says:
���Never less than the Graces n ����� more
than the Muses for dinner.'"
1 ' did not know what this meant
then, but I would not have asked tor
the world. I hastily eolected n > .��� ur
glasses. Ralph always got Mothers
gla-s because he was quicker than 1.
nnd Mother usually lef) more in her
"Why," I remember asking, "did
the man say the Widow CHquot was
the best guest al the dinner?        , H
"That's the wine.    She makes it.  _ _
1   wondered  why  a  woman   wou
.. these other women so mudh
trouble and make all these children
go without rubbers.
*" Xow 1 have no wish to sentimentalize about the drink question. Nor do
1 wish to moralize. We all know that
drinking is not wholly a moral problem but a physiological one, and we
have heard that its cure needsa physician as well as a priest. We have
all seen the drink statistics, both the
accurate ones and those in favor of
alcohol. We know that daily doses
of alcohol, no matter how small, lessen a man's resistance to disease by
attacking his white blood corpuscles
so that he cannot fight intruding
germs effectually. We learned It at
school. In college we learned that
even a moderate drinker was not so
good a lather as a temperate man, because he bequeathed his children decreased nervous health. Wc know-
about vice and crime and their relation to alcohol. But in some experience with men who drink I never yet
found one whom all this ready and
available information kept from drinking. There was a time when 1 wondered why it did not.
My brilliant father died, at forty-
four, of pneumonia that he might easily have conquered but for his years
of indulgence. My mother, her strength
spent in twenty years of economy,
died three years later. My brother,
who had unusual mathematical ability,
had to leave the school that might
have made him an engineer and take
a Clerical position at eight dollars a
week. He has advanced, but he does
not like his work and the longing for
the other  career  is always  With  him.
I gave up all my literary hopes and
became that distressing thing, a paid
companion. I have since married, but
the fact that 1 could not lit myself for
the thing I felt I could do still brings
its hours of regret.
Nor are my mother and Ralph and
1 special eases. We are only three
out of hundreds of Buch cases. I
watched a woman w*ho came to my
door this morning with a set of books
to sell, far too expensive for me to
buy. She turned slowly away and
stood looking forlornly at the next
hou>e that, against her own shrinking
modesty, she must invade. And 1
wondered if that look would not have
made some father or husband turn in
his grave; if perhaps the amount spent
on wine for dinner, or a few drinks a
day, might not have provided enough
insurance to have saved his daughter
or his wife from this daily humiliation.
Hut the knowledge of the waste involved in my father's early death has
not seemed to keep my brother Ralph
from going in the same direction. Xor
do 1 believe that the sight of many
pathetic women, striving to earn a
meagre living, would keep my husband from his well-iiked cocktail.
We belong to a pleasant community
clustered around a country club. We
have none of us any money to spare;
we are many of us paying for our
own homes and hoping to send the
children through college. Most of
us women too make our simple clothes
and do much of our housework. Most
of the men work hard in the city and
come home for recreation and refreshment. And part of this refreshment
certainly seems to them to be/the evening drink at the club. The drinking
is largely social, It helps the talk of
the day. My husband and my husband's friends, and Mariette who lives
across the way and who orders a
cocktail with her five o'clock tea, and
my brother Ralph and his wife, who
go without a laundress, hut who have
wine on their table at a price that
would easily pay the laundress's bill,
are not a weak-willed minority. They
are all super-civilized, highly complex, cultivated men and women. The
men do not get drunk, they do not
do anything to excess. But they would
not listen to you if you quoteil them
the most reliable statistics about moderate drinking, or pointed out to them
the most emphatic examples of its results. And 1 have about concluded
that the reason is that it is not on the
men that the hardship uf moderate
drinking falls.    If is on the women.
"You never saw me in any way affected by liquor," said Ralph to me
the nighi we had the great alienist for
1 have never seen Ralph affected by
liquor. But 1 have seen his wife exhausted with work beyond her
strength. 1 have seen her fly into a
passion that was only overstrained
nerves due to the telephone's ringing
while the grocery man hammered at
the back door and the postman rang
at the front door and the maid was in
the laundry.
1 did not say so to Ralph, because
I knew the alienist had got on his
nerves. "No, dear lady." thc alienist
had said to Ralph's wife at dinner,
"alcohol is not the cause of great
crimes. As Doctor Lydston .-ays.
these great crimes demand great mental activity. They need keen perception, complete fearlessness, cleverness
of conception, fixity of purpose, mechanical skill, fertility of resource ami
;t profound knowledge of human nature. No alcoholic has these things.
Gigantic swindling scherai S require
the highest quality of intelligence, and
the intelligence of tue man who drinks
��� cannot be depended on."
"How   about   the
things."   I   asked,
these   \ey   qualities?
business  ventures,  the  i
great   railroads,   the   g
tions,   the   ma
men who do t
"I cannot go so far in my statements," said the great man, "for 1 do
not know the history of all these men.
Hut it is an age in which the necessity for conservation is being realized.
Men with great tasks to do conserve
their energies socially, physically,
mentally. Alcohol is a dissipator. 1;
releases a man from restraint. It
gives him pleasantly to the moment's
enjoyment, instead of helping him plan
the welfare of the future. 1 doubt if
great accomplishment ever goes hand
in hand with even small indulgence."
Mr. Farwell, the rich man of our
neighborhood, replied: "The tendency
grows more and more to inquire into a
man's personal habits before offering
him positions ' requiring judgment,
The surprising thing is that while
there are many men almost fit for 'the
big job,' men who may some day be
able to swing it, there arc only a few
who can actually do it. And my experience is that in most cases these
almost successful men, the men who
in fact do succeed with small things,
arc the men who drink at luncheon
to stimulate their flagging brains, and
at dinner to get an appetite."
1 gave a quick glance from my hits-
ban to my brother. They are both
men of unusual ability, yet neither is
satisfied with his work or with the
moderate income it is bringing.
,    -.        ......      .��,��� J��"
These two or three drinks a day
mean the month's rent for the man at
a moderate wage, or the summer's
vacation for the family of the man
with twice that much, or better food
and larger opportunity for the family
of the man with still more. The burden of denial does not always fall on
the wife in a way she can measure.
It is like an indirect tax, a little here
and a little there, scarcely measured
at the time, yet making life a succession  of worried  days  and    sleepless
.il and fine
also require
Tin gigantic
induct of the
iding of inlaws! I),, the
Lhings refrain from
nights. It is not a world where a man
nn;. live unto himself, or where the
result of waste falls only on the water. What*-. : 1 ��������� ens a man'- efficiency handicap- his wife and children.
Ii may nol 1" in actual monej Perhaps your husband has the price of a
drink, of many of them. Hut he i-
fighting a losing battle again-- age.
1 le ni ��� di the resilii no if arteries
and the elasticity ��� ���'. hi ti BUI - and
the clearness of hi- thought pi
in Ins battle���not only for himself,
but also for you whose living lie is
making, lie cannot afford to drink.
lie cannot afford it  physically.
Your son is engaged in a profession
that requires fingers of flexible steel,
fingers whose slightest quiver would
end in death. Ile needs nerves that
are absolutely accurate in their response, not nerves that rebel at danger
or tremble before a gaping wound,
lb- cannot afford it nervously.
The man your husband is working
for, the man in his glass-partitioned
office next your husband's, the man
who is the brains behind all the invested capital that keep- a hundred
families fed and clothed, that semis
y< ur children toward their life's work
with costly special equipment���this
man has a hundred grave problems a
day to solve, on whose right solution
your very bread depend-. Ile cannot
afford to drink. Ile cannot afford it
mentally. Competition is too close,
the balance between the cost of manufacturing and the returns of /jelling
is too delicate.
And this man whom you atfmire for
his steady nerves and his fine mind
anil his excellent achievement, he cannot afford it spiritually. He needs to
conserve his no-functions. "Yes,"
comes easily to him and the whole
world is waiting to hear "Yes" from
a man of such gifts.
"You cannot afford it" should be
on the lips of every woman who is
bearing her part in the liquor problem! We know the sore need of the
moment's stimulation. Nobody knows
it betler than women, with their- uncertain strength. All of us have felt
it. The physician, listening each day
to depressing stories of pain and of
disease; the professor, striving to
push a path of knowledge through
mediocrity; the tired business man.
measuring his competitor's power;
the tense stockbroker, with aching
fingers on the fluctuating pulse of
trade; the discouraged writer, unsealing his returned manuscript: the hurried reporter, with the world's news
at his finger-tips���would they not all
welcome the relief of stimulation did
they not know that the cost was far
too high?
A drug that impairs the brain functions ever so slightly is not likely to
spare the moral sense. Even the
moderate drinkers have to admit this.
Nervous equilibrium is absolutely essential to right living and right thinking. Anything that impairs this man's
impairs a man's relations to others,
especially to those who have to live
with him. Even though the equilibrium is only slightly impaired���and
men vary greatly in the effect produced on them by alcohol���even if a
man's sane judgment is altered only a
little, even if hi.s wisdom is only
slightly overbalanced by his animal
impulses, all that is then needed to
bring about misfortune or folly is the
loss of his will power. A little more
alcohol���the amount earying with ihe
man���brings this about.    It paralyze!
bar more important, to himsel! and
tin,--, who care for him, is a man's
will power than are in- nerv< gan-
glions or hi- muscular strength. It is
the man himself. It is his motive
power, his personality, his ego���the
tiling that says 1 am. and can prove
it. No man can afford lo lose it for
nute or an hour. If you look for
divinity in man you must look here.
11 you find creative power in him it
is will acting on imagery and visualization.    If you sec executive ability it
a> :ing will. If you feel character
it is built on will.
It is thi-. the very heart and s.oul
of a man, that alcohol attacks. It attacks his self-control. It dissolves
him into those constituents out of
which he made himself by the addition
of efforl and struggle. It is a waste
before which all other wasting is small.
Its burden, borne by wives and mother- and little children, is a burden
beside which all other burdens are-
 1   m   i	
The slogan contest of the South
Vancouver Milk Co. has created a
lot of interest. A large number of
slogans has been received. The prizes
are: 1st���$4.0(1 cash and $2.00 milk
tickets; 2nd���$2.00 cash and $1.00 milk
tickets. i ��tf
Get your thinking cap on and see
what you can do. The slogan must
contain the words "Sou-Van." Try
and beat this one:
"None better than
Milk from Sou-Van."
Little Doris, four years old, had to
"stand in the corner" for being naughty.
After some moments of perfect silence, Doris was observed intently examining the fingers of her left hand;
then tragically she exclaimed: "My
Doil!    No two alike!"
* * *
One day Mark Twain was being
shaved by a very talkative barber and
was forced to listen to many of his
The barber had lo strop his razor,
and when he was ready, brush in hand,
lo commence again, he asked:
"Shall 1 go over it again?"
"No. thank.-," drawled Mark. "It's
hardly necessary. I think I can remember every word "
* * * ....
In Delta, Colorado, the town council is becomingly modest- and we are
told that when a tax on dogs was imposed, they made the ordinance read:
"Tax on each dog���male, one dollar;
vice versa, three dollars."
* * *
As William Faversham was having
his luncheon in a Birmingham hotel
he was much annoyed by another visitor, who, during the whole of the
meal, stood with his back to the fire
warming himself and watching Faversham eat. At length, unable to endure it any longer. Mr. Faversham
rang the bell and said:
"Waiter, kindly turn that gentleman
around. 1 think he is done on that
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But the train of thought was broken, and not a bucolic won! could I
utter, though I continued to try; principally because  I   was  so e> ��������� ;������ ratei
a standstill;  fi i.  ��� '. irinj   thi
enings,  Tommj   and   I  used  to  -it  in
front   of   tin    fin    and   tali-,   until   mid-
i igiit of former  times and  former  ac-
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Horses bought and sold. High-1
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Jeweller when you think of watch
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Fairmont 1098. Night calls an
at tin- intruder that I did not wish tof quaintances���oi ol-ilaj       ol
give him the uncoi    ious  -atisfactioi   lift in thc reforn and ol     -i
f being loi ' - . Finally, h '������  had both ki      i  in the saloon    n i
"And so we settled in the little vine-
lad cottage, far from the noise and
Strife oi   iii,- hustling  world."
Carved on my memory, like an inscription, this on< sentence is all that
remain- to me of a life that was never lived and a -ton that was never
Ii   is a  curious  passion  of  men  ti
eighth story, I might begin to look
for the outskirls .,1* fame about the
two hundred and first.
I did have the sense, however, to
reason that something must In wrong
with my method-.; and. odd a- it may
seem, I struck on the pith of ihe mat-
let at the first guess.
"Montgomery   Maximilian   Walker,"
tspire   in   some  direction   for     which;! said to myself���as if tiny could not
.ever,  unable to  find a  sing!
semen,    for my narrative,   I   got  up
with  a  sigh ��� I d  -.-. ��� nt to 1
at the figure lying  ;.-     e oi
while  the  ink-bottli   '     kled a   hi.,-1
stream   over  my   n ci   new    matting.
Fir^ ,,f ,.,1], [ wiped tl
to get the stain- out  with lemon-juice
they are absoultely unfitted by nature
Your stock-broker, apparently, cares
little for his reputation in "the Street."
handicap me with enough eccentric!
ties, my parents had given me this
absurd   nomenclature ��� "Montgomery
One night, indi ed.   I   li ok   my
pen  with  t' ��� .i, rmination  to
Fii ish my -t< ry, i thing in my
attitudi ��� I  a  nun -
:.- i ;������ i   ���,, hi ,   laid out  with a
hammer  while  br< away    bom
Sing Sing; . nd   I si ithfully put aside
my work to 1 a use dreamily
bin  I could n-'t ren ..'  all ���      ���     ��� about it hy tin  Fireside    All of which
and. al last. I  stopped to exan   ne thi was -honing nn. nnri and more, that
burglar. a quiet little home-life off, red a  trrii-
II.   was a .all, thin man. an.! '     fi   , ^temptation '" ���' I'terary man.
was now entirely covered with, black, '',1" '��� was -I'  -        '���;������ w peace-
t.artly by tin- m  -': and partly  by the ",1- 'hat  ' knew  i                   '  la��t; and,
ink.   As 1 worked, tin re came hack t i surely enougl . '1    nmy began, in time,
me a certain professional curii -:- show, signs i I restlessm   -
know who in- was, so  I ripped of/ the "This is all rig';: for you." he would
! but wishes to appear in the illustratediMaximilian Walker, tin- trouble   with mask   and  started   to   wipe   hi- p ���       i are'wi -king at your
magazines as the champion golf-player Iyou is that you can nol  hope to de-- with cold water.    At the toucl         hi trade.    Bul  I             Hying for me and
of the world.    Vour greens-keeper ne-  cribe life unil you have  seen  it;  and latter,  he  slowly   revived,  and  began I musl gel on in life."
gleets his links for  the world of fin- regarding  te  facts  of  life  as   people to blink his eyi    sleepily, while, at the t saw that it would be unfair to de-
ancc and falls into the clutches of the wish to read about them you are ig- same time, a gleam of recognition shoi ,.,;,, ;���;,���  an(j reluctantly he made prc-
I green-good-   man.       Your    politician  uorant as the new-born babe. Just look from both of us.             , parations for 1        eparture.    On  the
lets thc national convention sink in to | a I   your  existence���for  you   can   not I    "Why,  Tommy   Hannifan!"   I
oblivion  in  order  thai  he  may  figure,]call   it   anything   else.     For   the   past'claimed, as  I   wiper! the ink  from  lii-   ha"d   ���
in the world's eye, as one of America's j nine   years,   you   have   lived     among bristly  chin, "what  ii re  tenth-
greatest   cattle-breeders.      And  your murderers,  crooks.  Pinkerton   agents, you doing here?"
cattle-breeder throws awav thri-
i rations    I Id-
ows away three gen- yeggmen, and  second-story    worker-.,    ���Th.lt Max?..   ,���. ri,,;    in  posing
.d l-lolsteins in order You  have  breathed nothing  sac-  tin   ,        assurance.    "I'm  awfully   s .-.  lived it
ir politician.    Walter atmosphere of battle, murder, and sud-   i.-"i  -,...,i i.���, .,.���  :,  ....    ,. .,  "i   ,.   ���i,i  ned ir,
i Sc :t ii
1 Newcoi
and Jar
j dramati
. lustratii
of ihis
- e ttnancial  world.    Banker den  death.    How, pray tell,  can
posing   a-   an   agriculturist,  hope to write a  real  romance  oi
- J. Corbett interpreting the ! that  material?"
autli irs,  are  conspicuous   il-      'j'|](,   forc
is which history furnishes us  enough to convinci  me. and
ingular  fatality ol  mankind.   |al ���,,,.,.,,��� jlt.,-,,;c. ti*eatment.
u   it   ��.\a-  you.
er have interrupted.
Thai's all  right,"   I
>e as magnanimi ius i
in to put
fore proceedi
Autos, Bicycles,  Lawn  Mowers, etc.,  Repaired
Locks  and  Key   Pitting
V^e   Buy   and   Sell   Second-hand   Bicycles
Stove    Connecting.        All    Work    Guaranteed
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4095    MAIN     ST..    VANCOUVER
Phone Seymour 3111
Furniture Bought  for  Spot  Cash
TELEPHONE Fair. 720 for
No order too large or  too small for
prompt service
Creamery Co.
Our Ice Cream cannot be beat
, Our Hutter is of the best quality.
Our Factory is the cleanest in the
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as it is all wrapped and put up in 1-lb.
pany, 202 North West Trust Building. Established 1907. We colled
current accounts, rents and had debts
in town or country. NO COLLECTION, NO PAY.    Phone 4980.
rguments  was ���p anfl ,,.1V(. ., ,,,.;,,,,-
He did so speedily, and. as  he ������
not much hurt, he was -���   ������ si g ���   -
great   ambition   has  all.  I  threw up my job. j|    sipping brandy besid
I not a big. |    *  ncxt rented the vine-clad  cottage     Tommy   Hannifan,   !   musl   i   plaii
,-ountry  to  which   I   have re-|was an old friend of mine  , \\     '   >'
Personally,  m;
!,< en  to  write a
stirring romance with rescues and exploits, but a quiet, little, midsummer, I ferred in the'opening'='nt-m,''' This I been lioyTto'gether wli'c'n"T'was> hi !
hen  hi   had  disturbed  me, he
usb hi-   had   in-
iri 'al ing  inti    thc  leg   mansion
ood lie.-.!  !'   I   ���        ���' igc,    Sup-
hat a coa hman or watchman
gal he lad drop-
o put h ���    I business be-
now  intend-
;.   ing back
i-   regular
ded   tint   he
me timi.  a*.
valks. he had
���:..r    large
lhal they
lingly simple pr<
v. n by heart the
Jewelry, etc. A quiet, rcspectabh
reliable place to borrow monej
Old gold bought. Established 190;
Star  Loan  Co., XI2  Hastings  Wes
which  the only incident    of moment|f0f | had'known oy n
would be the fact that  I  wrote it.     I  tate   advertisements   in   tlie   back     of parted, I going to a military aradi
wanted  to  "play  upon   the  emotions.     "Country   Life"   for   the   last     dozen   and   he   going   to   the   reform   schi
to   paint a delicious word picture,   so n���mbe--s.    Then   with   bag  and   bag- Later I had taken to newspaper w
that people would read it. lay it down.'gagCi j sct out tn DCg;n tnc iifc ,,r ;,|an() nc i,;���i g0ne into burglary. sn
gaze   into   space   with   tears   m   their
IVf AMTriipinr,
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Telephone  Seymour  33.33-0.
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On   and  after   Saturday,   May   1st,
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and  I0C0    (ImReTnery ' )
At 6.30 a.m., 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 p.m.
Returning leave Port Moody at
8.00 a.m., 11.00 a.m. and 4.45 p.m.,
except Saturday, when she will
leave Port Moody at 12.00 a.m.
Leave Vancouver at 1.30 p.m. and
8.00  p.m.
Leave   Port   Moody   at   4.45   p.m.
and 9.20 p.m.
Express or Parcels Reasonable
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without  notice
country gentleman.
The   cottage   was   simple   a   dream
ami  I  really wonder how  I  ever liar
���ns had
eyes,  and   say,  "How  true    that    is!
What a charming little tale!"
To he sine. I am absolutely unfitted
hy   heredity   and   environment   to  ac-  fv |-7 siful     11 litul be-Vn^huilt bv n rich I back  of Ed  McConnell's,  talked over i    The "
rear  that   he   was  to
hi ��� d for a time lon-
:  "... d been his visit
li m   hoard   with
finishing up; but he
it in hi- line he found
t not to live near his
work     I  did in t  press tht   question;
fi r,   to   tell   the   truth,  my   conscience
was urging me  to work  on  my  rural
,t ger. So enj
,v   that   I   offer,
i I me while i e
.',.   refused, sayii
complish such a feat. My mother was
born during the siege of Vicksburg.
My  father, who was much older, had   1K.,M.  by;   an||    ;i|though   of   the   most
diminutive     proportions.     the       little
house was perfect  in every detail.    It
been an ardent accomplice of Joln-
Brown, but had been expelled from
his raids as being loo scatter-brained
and foolhardy. My home life terminated al I he age "i nine, when a cyclone seized upon .In- house in which j,'(.r , .������, wjf(. a|w.,vs lancle(, ,���, .���������,,.,
we were being in Kansas, capsized it. ,)u. |hi - comparatively early in the
and killed both my lather and mother    cilat,te
us frequently together.    Indeed, \\
I   w.'is   off  hours   and   he   was   out
pened to strike anything so delightful- jail, We  frequently met in  the  rooms  drama.
     !��� it me; and
a-   more   than
plans   for   ihe   future.     1   recognized, I gratified I a bread-and-butter
with   no  sting  of  envy,  that   Tommy |letter.     He  -a- '.   -'rat   he  had  taken  a
had   come  nearer     to    realizing    hi-  job will   a  plumber in a  neighboring
,,.,.,... ,.   dreams  than  1   had:  but  then  he  had   town,  in   Order   to  get   tin   tools,  and
was  a  most auspicious  beginning  for  gone about ids work  more  systemati-  added in a  postscript  that lie  wa-  al-
my   rural   life,   for   in   Ihc   stories   on   cally.
which  I  founded my experiment  thc
landowner,  who   lived   in   it   while  he  old  times, and, boy-like, confided our   a day or  two  latei
was   completing   the   greal      mansion
My   oven   life   uas   Spared   because    I
was   thrown   into   the   well   and   trod
water until Ihe excitement had blown
over.    I  then went  to live with an uncle who was an inventor of high explosives   and   who.   nine  years     later,
i came   to  an   untimely   end  by   falling
j out   of   his   high   four-poster   bed   and
I breaking his neck, Thrown on my own
j resources.    1   necame   a   criminal   reporter   and   continued   thus   until   the
time at  which my story opens.
1'nder   these   circumstances,   it   was
inevitable thai  I  should aspire lo be
a depicter of suburban life and a writer
of love stories.    It  had been my contain dream from childhood. I remem
Eventually T intended to cook dairi-
tv little dishes for mvself over a chaf-
Gypsy;" but. as 1 discovered when I
unpacked my goods and chattels. I had
nol made a single preparation for
such a minor detail as eating. So I
decided, for the first few weeks, i"
get my meals at a lunch-counter in the
village.     It   never   occurred   to     me.
Content to begin in a small way. he |     A day or two after tin- letter came,
had hung around the pool-r ns until   I   was   taking     a   walk    around    the
he saw an Opportunity to open a lem- grounds about two o'clock in the moron-squeeze" game. From this, he had nine*. I had worked feverishly all that
gone   into   flim-flamming,   then     into  evening and had  succeeded  in  wiping
scend-story   work,   and'  had     finally   all scmblani I plot "tit of my story.
ing-dish,  as  they  did  in   "A   Modern |arrived    at'    full-fledged    burglar.ing,  I had a number of tentative paragraphs
where lii- genius had received instant jail written and con!,! begin the actual
recognition from Ihe police of half work of putting them together in the
a dozen cities. I had not seen him j morning. Leaning quietly against a
since the last time he was sent lo.trcc nnd blowing great clouds of
Wethersficld for working the oh! smoke into the darkness, 1 felt, at last,
"envelope game." and I naturally hail- the real satisfaction of a man who was
ed the opportunity lo renew our ac- actually living,
from   my   inexperience,   that     people I quaintance, Suddenly then   came from thi dark-
ever  ale  at  other  places   than  lunch-      lie. in turn, listened with interest to  ness  the  pi'- ing  shriek  of a  woman,
counters'. ��� the   description   of   my   new   life   and  and   I   snorti '    - lisgust      If  then
The details of my fir-t week, the: said tli.it he was sorry he had been is one thinf thai : res me ���! is a
establishment of mv household, the the cause of staining the matting, lb woman who shrieks at night. It is
planning of the garden, and the co��- even examined the sj,ot and said tin* bad enough in the daytime, bul al
slruction  of the  chicken  yard.   I   will | he  thought  he  could  take  it  out  with | night,  in  '-he country, peopb   want  ti
her, when 1 was treading water*in the  spare the reader.    They occupy seven  a  kind  of  acid  he  used   for  blowing  be  quiet.     I   -tinted  to  return  to  my
well. I wondered whether I should ev-  chapters in Ihe story which was never  safes. '   house,   n
er grow  up to be  a  big. strong  man j written���a   chapter   for   each   day.  iu-
wiilt  three  cows, a  pig.  and  a  whole j cluding Sundav.    f  will  skit,,  at once.
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; that   1   had sorrc grounds for wonder.      These   began   on ' Mon
As   I   rounded   into   manhood,   my of the second week, wbei
nbition   steadily  increased.       1     de- in real earncsl  for the co
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c    now   thoroughly
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' V      i '��� impletc    Suburbaniti."
.,   :        :.   was   " \ 'Worn n's
Garden."    Very  early  in  the  gam
1 '-coi. alsi', to j,, ������  ;-i\  o\t n, ski t-
Mv on,- nil.   w- -flways to n
b's  ; ii, Iv  dei -: !    if | lol   and  I
. moment
was  rca
e in a Steamer Ql . ir."
and   I."  were   fail   i xhm
itlcs.    Tl      ' i
an somewhnl     ter I
le   trouble   si
leci        to    1
��� ������   i ;i   '        ..- d   ��� i;,'    I,   "!;���'!   I   I
inalti i s.  after nil,'  said  mj
',.":' a-  i have you, dear.' ami. I
the  little  worn oi   inli���  my   arm
-. :
>st  ail of
its     lilt!
shin.     I
oltl-tas ii
my nv  ���
f .'-v 'Will
ii:   "And  -
ami  striu   ���
ri   I   :
over ihc hack
ed ihe fo ;  ligl
and around i
"I   smoke   fn
unwelcome  reminder   ot
pwl   to  i scape.      I
woman   who
i     shrii '.     n  such a
win.'-:  I sat down    , .���   ' :- :;.--. -    ���-���    '     :     rnii       perfeel il    but the ��hriel
c compositioi hich lie did. nothing lothe, s i ed, gi : inti     i
oral���written leliglited at tl     pretty little I sheer self-di irted        locate
��� '       "        ' .... theiri.
nuing   had   h   u jln       ver brol     ���  -    .. ���     m lii     thai      Stoppinr.    ;     _. d       tion,   i
ring  '' c delici     - '     ���'   ��� nl sleep  in  il
;   v   (.1,-,    nd  ill!        -    I     dj   ���     ��� .; his - - 1        holts
��� ��� ��� ise.    So, after si , award
;       .......      ���   j ton o'rk the catch ,
Id nevr-r i,       i ami how to unlock the bal i .     ' le:
..-.-��� oor,  I Ieft him and i
a happier feeling f' had .1
when rout
ed,    T
ie had always been a ligj
������   ; I ligl
nf        fact I I te, w
.    , ���      '      ' Iked  to  tl
lagc.  broken  inl
and taken a 1 lineal ' 1 lie   run
Crossland's Store
A nice clean stock of Groceries,
Candys and Tobacco.
Can  supply  your  needs  at  right
(Right  at  Station)
gazed witn s itisiac',;' in
tistic image in an antique n
1 had purchased, wilh linn
and gloried in the l'i,,
creature thai the glass
me. Then softly, gradtii
coming in a  dream.  1   saw
these   tales���a   mosl   delicto
person and quite unlike an) t
- er was on lain! oi sea; for.
ler of i'a.-t. I had probably kn
j real   wives   in   my   life,   and
months  at  a   lime,  the  only     v\ mien
with whom I spoke, were my landlady
land  those whom   1  bailed oul  ;���'  the
'police court  in  spontaneous  pity.
Tin- succi s- I had with these sketches il   is easy  1"  figure.    1   soon collected   one  of  the  most   complete  aggregations of rejection slips known to   gun- creep into the in
publishing.    After   I   hail  been   ai   it imore carefully, I beheld a <���:���
.for  three  or  four  years,  one  editor. | ed by a black mask, and a ha
j oul of sheer pity, wrote me a personal ] ing a pistol al my head. I lii-
Ictler and ad'vi-cd me not to get dis- much like real life t i he pal
couraged,  at   which   1   redoubled   my  dream, and I-started in tempi
j efforts   and "mv wife" was obliged  1"   noyancc.
| do duty nights as well as days, in com- "Oh. for Tele
plete violation of (lie labor laws for
employment of women in exhausting
occupations. Thai letter was probably the most conspicuous example of
misdirected charily in the history of
almonry.    In the meantime I was earn
mchalance,  to enjn* never felt moi ��� ���   ���
y estln tic dn left , .   .
1   Ihe   sofl   liglil   of  a   Student  I I
id around mc hung tl -   .
,   .   smoke   fron        |        which      had jknew wl uld i        ret- a|
. I1. ::rued .1,, substituti   I which lie would be glad I
preparation   for  countrv   life   in    thi '   to  me.    The   trouble,
wtg'bs.  .  '1'   *���    '    " ���     '
\\ rapi  m  the ilelignl im��,   i   n   .... ���   .     -    ,
Tommi 's visit did not '
It was on
prolong  t
whei '���
n thi
���-.iv I   clam-
ich   il , the
Cor. 30th Avenue and Main Street
Comfortable Hall for oublic meetings,  dances,  etc.,  to  Let
34 32ni Avenue
F..1.UUM 1893 Rrf*i^ ScWc
New L oc.lion, '1049: Gfotai. Slr.fl, orpc*le i"-v.
���        Y.-M.C. A. ;
f-ir.ptoot ^olumbartum and R.rri.inR-VanIti
(V. D��v .r,t tOliln    . : '���' . :   ���S-V. 1*2
nir forty dollars a week as a criminal   annoyance I felt
here!" was what 1 said. And I am sm-c
that any true lover of roimncc who
has left the endless vexation o: having commonplaces from the every-d iv
world intrude themselves on his edited dreams, will sympathise with the
irnm 'top t'
existence   i
chests of which  I
It took a man lik
*er. lie was an incompar
He explored the hous
bottom, am! disclosed tc
cupb tarils     and     wall
������ever dreamed. I    The girl by  ti-
1  to  show  mc , i   entered, ami  tl
lo t!
I the possibilities of my own  residence. I threw  her  arms a
1 ate no more at the lunch-counter,  broke inl" hyson
| for   Tommy   was   an   excellent   cook,  to  -
-tartcd as
g  forward,
io ck and
:     ! tried
���   on  the'
porter, and Ihe managing editor said
that my account of thc Willoughby
murder was a classic; he even ordered
a large number of proofs struck off
for  tiie  guidance  of  the  younger  re-
But, as always, the commonplace
insisted on intruding, and a grufi
voice exclaimed:
"Throw up your dukes!"
'Oh.  piffle!"   I   replied,   not  willing
having Once served in the "kitchen gang back and saying foobsl y, Thats all
in Xew Jersey. Rut after that first right, old man." But she only sobbed
breakfast 1 had forbid his breaking in- more than ever, ami 1 studied h��r as
lo thc grocery st"re. as 1 intended to closely as I could, considering the
live in'tlie village indefinitely. lie perspective She had light hair, whole
was somewhat unwilling tn agree, as | mosses oi it, so much thai 1 wondered
he said it was so easy that one could! what she  did with it in the daytime.
hardly  calling  it  breaking  and  enter
ing.    Finally, however, 1  found a way
to   give   the   intruder   the   satisfaction j to stop him, by appealing to his sense
' After  nine  years   (I  run   in   nines'! (of  having  mc  look  round,   but_ trior-  of honor and pointing out that, as thc
of complete failure as a writer ot rus
tic gems, I was wise enough to pause
and look afcout me. Not that I had
any intention of quitting. In fact, one
of my most constant text-books was
the biography of a famous short-story
writer, who'had forty-seven ���manuscripts rejected before a single one appeared in print.    I had hail a  hundred
oughly upset in my dreaming. T even
gave a sigh and bestirred myself to
resume my writing; but thc visitor
remained inflexible.
"Tree minutes and I'll blow your
head off," he grumbled and. at that.
even 1 lost my temper.
I grabbed a heavy, brass-covered
inkstand,   whirled   it   in   front   nf  my
and ninety rejected, but I reasoned | face, and let it Fly full at the visitor,
that if a'cat could look at a king, a I could tell by the sound of his head
puppy might get an occasional look hitting the floor that he was down
at a princelet, and that if the famous and out; so, without looking around,
writer bad reached glory in his forty-11 went on with my story.
grocery   store   was   so   foolishly   easy
f   entrance,   it   was  unsportsmanlike
I couldn't see her eyes, because they
were buried in my shoulder, but I
judged that they must be large, because no small eyes could have done
such an everlasting amount of crying.
In the midst of her sobs, she began to
in an accomplished cracksman to do it.! faint, ami. as  I had less patience with
To this he agreed, and added that it
was possibly just as well.
"For," he explained, "you can simply run up a bill and, when you are
ready, skip out of town. 1 never did
that myself, but you have got more
education than I have." He said this
with a pathetic look in his eyes which
made mv heart go oht to the poor fellow.
My literary  work, however, was at
fainting than with shrieking. I was
obliged to put my arms around her. I
should say that she weighed about a
hundred and thirty.
It seemed to me that she was never
going to raise her head, so I was obliged to do it. T was right about her
eyes: for they were as big as saucers
and were staring at me with an excited, wondering expression such as
(Continued on page 6) wmm.
Lady Warwick's
Attack on
War Nurses
"The  Butterfly  Sisterhood  Who
Sit on the Bed Str
to a shi|
it.s own peculiar abuses, \\ Idle * millions do their duty with quiet heroism, there is always a minority that
ta', s advantage, that corrupts others
���or itself. Some believe that fraud
and foolishness *stay at home, that
they cannot approach the field if arms,
but  this is far  from being ihe  case.
My thoughts turn back to the South
African war, when certain scandals
were supoosed to have reached their
zenith; I look around me today, listen
to the well - authenticated stories
brought to me by relatives and friends
and know that South Africa did not
tithe the possibilities id" folly and excess. For once I am not pleading for
my own sex. I plead for one part of it
against Ihe other, for a majority a-
gainst a minority, for those who are-
doing what they are paid to do, a-
gainst those who are voluntary workers.
The position comes a little strangely
to me when I look at it in this light,
but thc highly-trained, conscientious,
painstaking hospital nurse whose patient heroism proclaims her a true follower of Florence Nightingale is being exposed to scandalous annoyance
for no good purpose and to no useful
end, and I feel that I must plead her
calise, since she is in the last degree
unlikely to plead it for herself."
Society women of a certain class
made themselves so notorious; in the
military hospitals and elsewhere during the South African war that at
least one General threatened .to send
them home and another refused to allow any more to come out. As soon
as the greatest struggle of our history started, in August last, certain
women of means and position proceeded as silently and unostentatiously, as was possible under the circum-
ctances to equip hospitals and to set
about their self-appointed work.
They labored conscientiously and
sought no more publicity than was
necessary to enable them to collecl
money ' from philanthropists and
friends. They did their best; some
were already qualified by previous experience, others acquired their knowledge under the most trying conditions possible. They have worked
since war began, well content '��� to
"scorn delights and live laborious
days;" some who are near and dear
to me have said that they have well-
nigh forgotten the old life and the
comforts they deemed indispensable
a little while ago.
T think it may be claimed for them
thai they have played n good part, and
that in helping others they have nol
sought to draw attention to themselves
or minimize the credit due to the trained sisterhood of love and pity that
cheers the wounded and comforts the
dying, as "The Lady With the Lamp"
tiiugh! them to do in the far-off days
of the great Crimean struggle. They
have made many friends and no enemies; thc hero of the trenches and
the assaulting party has hot given
more lo his country, for both have
given their all: the man his strength
the woman her practical sympathy,
and both a high degree of physical
and moral courage.
Unfortunately   there   is   in   London
tractive"   cases,   to   carry   small-talk.
gabble  and  gossip   into   places   where
_. , | lllilll*0   ",a"y   come   to  die,   these  are   the
Shorn  AtiLa/*lr   ATI    'III, ">���'''"  efforts  of   the  young    society
iJllalp niiailY   VII   I HI nurses, and all these outrages are be-
'     Hug carried on from day I" day.
Tin   real   nurses   and   sisters   are.   1
'am told, bitterly indignant.    Tiny ask
',  more  than   to be  left   alone  to do
I their best,  bul   they  know  how  hard
ii is lo make an effective protest and
' liny  have  little  or  no  time  to do so.
The)    recognize   by   reas in   of     iheir
training the full motive of the excursion into the region  "i  suffering,  the
craving   for   excitement,   and,   in   bad
leases, ihe erotomania thai Is the mo-
company of young . live power.   They find their work im-
vvar   is   little   niorc: peded by  the  sisterhood  of imposlcrs
than  a  new   sensation.    Thev
Seek   Sensation   and   Gossip   and
oking Cigarettes"
lay a very large
omen   to   whom
re not
old enough to understand or young
enough io he restrained. In normal
times they musl
meut," however
iiieul may be
lhal  responds  so readily  to a fashion
of it, own making, and iheir chief hope
.,   is that this sensation may pass as so
he   "in   the   move-  many others have passed, and that the
oolish   that   move-��� brainless, chattering, thoughtless, emp-
i war that staggers   ty   company,     tired     of    blood    and
the  Old  World  and the  New  leaves wounds, may find some paramount at-
ihem very  much where they were be-   traction nearer home.
fore.    Under  the  rise  they  have  not]     If there are any  who arc  prepared
diminished   their     aforetime     gaiety;   to   think   that   I   have   overstated   thc
dances  and  dinner  parties  have  been-case   or   traduced   ihe   young   women
the order of the Winter season. who  are  at* present  "somewhere    in
They   have   been   trumpeted  by   Ihe I 1*'ranee." let them find out from their
ction  of  the  pre--   that  delights  in   particular heroine how much lime she
cording vain things,  hut  those who  gave to training, how she received her
view  the currents of London's social appointment, and how much real hard
life know  that I  am writing the sim- work she does day by day.
pie truth.   There is nothing to he said;      ''"at  a   few  have  striven  hard  and
let those laugh  who may and can al I nobly I would be the last to deny, bill
little recognition, any girl of good
family who assumes a uniform she
has not won the right to wear should
pose as the representative of a sister-
lli i .,! . is not worthy lo associat'
with. ������'' who.i- tradition she i- igllor
ant. of whose hit'li discipline and com
pleie restraint she is intolerant,
I here are. three classes of womer
ill our midst. The first earns reward
and claims il. the second earns reward
and d i- not claim il. Ihe last claims
reward and does nol earn it. Of thest
i:1a! - ihe real nurse belongs to the
second and the butterfly sisterhood to
the third. Al such a season as this
there is no room in our midst for the
lust, and it would be well for us all
if authority could spare a moment
from manifold activities firmly and
ruthlesslv to suppress it. The hardship involved would he of the slightest,
the benefit serious and lasting.
such   a   season;   their -laughter   pri
-lainis I hem what they arc.
these are not enough either to leaven
or purify the mass or to elavat'e the
action of a class that might be better
employed. Let us remember, too,
that suffering is always with us am
that even when war is over there wil
Unfortunately the people I have in
mind have not been content to devote
themselves to brainless frivolity, because they must sample  every  sensa-1 ;���"",        *���,",""  'r, ","*"  "���,"   ""
tion that the seasons provide-lhcv be far, lo�� mucn "" *��'* ll,c Krea- """
have invaded the sanctuary of thc tre�� of our own country.
hospital nurse. Scores have found i Are tne?e butterfly nurses prepared
their way to the great London hos- [ \" "'"ember n the future the pro-
pitals in town to face what they are {j"'0" thc-v lm'c, '"vati^ ���tnda>*?
pleased to regard as training. I have W*'' "F J*"!"*01**1 �� ,hc calIs 1,1*lt ar*?
known  some  who  havt  danced  till  3tmade  \?   ',clP'   not  young,   attractive
.        . . I -i.nl   '."ilt'inl    ,n,,,,     lint   in,ui
nd valiant men, but men, women and
children in cvery phase of helplessness and hopelessness? I cjo not think-
so. There is neither mltorietv nor
limelight in the sober, serious life of
the hospital nurse and sister; above
all. there is a hard and necessary discipline that calls for much moral
courage tn render it tolerable. Physical courage is seldom lacking either
in men or women who are well-bred,
and it may bc freely granted that a
certain measure is demanded of the
butterfly nurses, but there is no redemption in this. To savor the full
sense of life without courage is impossible: one might as readily make
nn omelette without breaking eggs.
Ill this case it is courage misdirected,
energy misspent.
I  feel very strongly about this scandal, so strongly that T have not hesi-
,     - ,lated  tn  write  what   is   bnund   tn   nf-
protected to be called to order prom-j fend   some   of   mv   own   friends,     but
ptly. they have neither the inclination  there are times when it is impossible
capacity   for   sustained   use-1 to be silent if one would live on toler
Tn sit at  the  end of a bed  able terms with  oneself
a.m. and have presented themselves
at the hospital at 8 o'clock.
Everybody knows that the training
of a real hospital nurse is a very serious matter; that it makes full demand
upon physical and mental capacity,
and that a long period is required to
bring tell seed of efficiency tn flower
or fruit. The social butterflies have
made no such sacrifice. They have acquired a trifling and superficial knowledge of a nurses' work and have then
set  their  social  influence  to  work  in
I order lo reach some one of the base
hospitals where they may sample
fresh experience.
If they were really useful there it
would  he  unkind   to   offer  a  protest,
| but the genera! opinion is that they
do more harm than good. They subvert discipline, they are a law to themselves, they are  loo highly  placed or
nor   the
and smoke cigarettes with a wounded
nfficer docs not develop the efficiency
of a hospital.
One hears repeatedly that this girl
or that has gone to the front and one
imagines devotion, self-sacrifice, self-
restraint and a dozen kindred virtues.
Unfortunately it is chiefly in the
realm of imagination that these virtues exist. For the rest the interlopers want limelight, and plenty of it:
their pictures flood the illustrated
papers, and to read what is written of
them Ihe experienced person might
imagine that they are bearing .the heat
and burden of the day. the solitude and
anxiety of the night, while in very
truth they do no more than search for
fresh sensations in an area that should
be sacred.
Thc type nf mind that call seek refuge from self and boredom in such
surroundings cannot be stricken into
seriousness! tragedy cannot reach it;
to do a very minimum nf work, to
attach   themselves   to   the   most   "at-
I feel that
hese days a woman is called upon
to make supreme sacrifices: that what
she is giving even now is less than
will he required of her later on; that
her war record and her record when
peace is about to reltirn will he scanned closely and critically by genera-
lions of really free women yet unborn.
Trj know- of a bint upon woman's
wartime service record, and tn make
nn attempt tn erase it, is impossible.
The record nf the real nursing sisterhood is brilliant in Ihc extreme. Why
should it be obscured for the sake of
a few highly-placed and foolish young
women whn seek with the minimum
labor tn make the maximum nf effect?
Tt is unjust, ungenerous and altogether
unworthy of thc representatives of
families that in many cases have earned their ample honors legitimately
Great Britain owes more than it
can ever repay to the nursing sisterhood, and it is'intolerable that while
their   silent   heroism   passes   with   so
(Continued from page 5)
,    :
you see on persons before they get
used tn the police cntirt. I didn't
know what in the world to say to her,
but, as she evidently expected me to
say something, I racked my memory
for the proper thing and then propounded:
"I  -av, dn you like books?"
At this, the head went back on to
my shoulder and she began to sob
harder than ever.
"Please, please," I urged at last, "do
tell me what's the matter."
Between sobs she blurted out.
"There's a bu-bu-burglar in the house."
"For heaven's sake!" I replied, "is
that all?"
Again she looked at me with that
wondering expression, and I asked her
if she minded my smoking. She made
no reply, but took away her arms and
sat down on thc bed.
"You're the man who lives in the
gatehouse," she said, and I acknowledged it, with inward distaste. Is a
man never safe from the prying of
the neighbors?
"Xowjabout this burglar business,"
I began, trying to get things on a
businesslike basis.
T am not good at reproducing sobs
and feminine talk, so T will not try
to repeat what slu? said. ��� The gist of
it was that she had been awakened by
hearing a man in the hall, had seen
him pass to the head of the stairs,
and then had locked the dnnr, thrown
nnen the window, and begun to shriek.
Wishing to be as agreeable as possible. 1 admitted that, from a professional point nf view, she had done the
wisest thing conceivable.
"Who else is in the house?" I
asked, with a mechanical lapse into
my former occupation.
She explained that, except for two
maid servants, she was all alone. Her
father was away for the night. The
gardener and chaffeur did lint live nn
the grounds.
On this basis I judged that Tommy
���for T had no doubt who was doing
the job���was probably still in the
house, lie was not a man to leave
until he had got the last movable article, ] did not quite like to interfere
with a wnrk on which his heart was
set so deeply, but I had'to get peace
at some price, and so I offered tn
search the house. As T rose tn do it,
the young lady rose also, and exclaimed in alarm:
"But don't leave me here alone!"
and there was a movement in the direction of my shoulder, which was already wet enough.
"Well, then, you'll have to come
with me," I said* firmly; "but you'd
better put on something else. It
might be drafty."
1 turned to the door as I said this,
and she joined me a minute later with
a sort of dressing-gown thrown over
her shoulders.
As soon as we reached the foot of
the stairs we came to plentiful evidences of burglar's work. Drawers nf
tables, shelves nf cuphnards, and the
whole top of the sideboard had been
rifled.' The articles not taken were
scattered around in promiscuous con-
fusinn. Mentally, I was inclined tn
criticise Tommy for his untidiness;
but I reflected that, in view of the
screams, his time must have been
somewhat   limited.
Through library, parlor, and dining-
room we searched, and still nn sight of
the burglar, In (he khehen we saw
Ihe first closed door that we had come
lo, and I asked my companion what
it   was.
"It's thc pantry," she explained in
perfect composure. She was beginning to wurin up to the work in fine
1 pul mv hand nn the pantry dnnr
and pulled. It opened for about two
inches and then w.ent back with a
"Here he is," 1 saiil, somewhat sadly, for 1 didn't wholly see where Tommy was going to get away. The lady
showed more signs nf fainting, so I
was obliged lo act and said, "Come
as loudly as T could,
ng of relief I felt the
and as Tommy heard
uy voice he came out
i.'   1   tipped   him     tin-
low had not succeeded in getting away
with any thing, we let-him go this
once, on his promise never to burgle
At this Tommy broke into tears
and promised that he would never steal
again as long as he lived, lie said
lhal he was an honesl mechanic, but
had been driven out of work by the
trusts and had to steal lo buy food
for his wife and babies. The lady was
unite moved bv this, and the resull
was that I solemnly conducted the
burglar to the door and bade him good
night. Ile himself was quite downhearted al having lo leave the silver.
because, as he gaid, the sooons had
mv initials on them. I told him lhal
was all right, and. after borrowing a
match, he went off into the darkness.
1 turned back into the hall, as I had
volunteered lo stand guard .-ill night,
ami asked Ihe young ladv���who told
me that her name was Miss Welling-
on���if I might have snme paper. T
nought Ihis would be a good time to
go on with my story. She brought
.me three sheets hearing the coal of
arms of the Wellington family, and
then left me. Shortly afterward she
came down again, fully dressed, and
said that she was gning tn stand guard
with me, I now saw what she did
with her hair.
T started in tn wnrk again and. tn
make a fair beginning, f wrote: "And
so we settled in the little vine-clad
collage "
"Dn you know," said Miss Wellington, "that you are .bravest man I ever
I didn't care to have her interrupt
me, sn I went on, "���far from tin-
noise "
"Yes, you are," she interrupted a-
gain. and T was obliged to stop ami
argue the point with her. because 1
knew lots of men on the midnight
squad nnd one or two in the detective
fnrce who were much braver. After
that, there was nn writing the story,
and wc talked of all kinds of things
until daybreak, when T went home and
tn bed.
The next morning at breakfast the
ynnng lady, wearing still another dress
came to the cottage just ns T wns
feeding the chickens. She wns ac-
enmnanied bv an old. white-haired
gentleman, whn thanked me for saving his daughter. I told him nol I"
mention it: that if I could ever do
anything like that again, I should be
more than glad to respond to his call.
T showed them the chickens and then
took them to see hnw T had fixed up
the house, apologising for having
spilled the ink on the matting. They
said it didn't mailer, which I thought
was very nice of them. So, when they
left T asked them to come again, as it
is one of the principles of country
life to he on good terms with the
They did come, and again nnd n-
gain until both Miss Wellington
;nd her father gol the habit of stopping for a dial over the fence every
time they passed my way.
Then one morning, about two weeks
nfter thc burglary, we heard that another large country house had been
broken into. Following this news
father and daughter made a longer
call than usual and resumed some
more of that rot about my being a
hero. Finally, after much hesitation,
(he old gentleman asked me whether
I would not come up and live in the
big house, saying that they, would all
feel safer if I was there. The reader
will be somewhat surprised to learn
that I went; but T must explain that
it occurred tn me that this would save
mc the bother of cooking my meals,
which, to be frank, bad been a big
source of trouble to me since Tommy
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I wns glad to learn from the newspapers thai Tommy was doing very
well, anil I wished him luck, until, as
house after house was rifled in Ihe
countryside, father and daughter began to heap so many expressions of
gratitude upon me that it was impossible to do n bit of real writing. In
desperation I finally had lo send n
note to�� Tommy, addressed in care of
the plumber, asking him to cut it out.
It is a strong proof of the hospitality
which he had received that he did.
My troubles, however, were only
increasing. Miss Wellington professed the greatest interest in my literary
work and used to sit in the room while
I was writing. I could not very well
be rude to her, so I pretended that I
liked it. In reality, I was seriously
handicapped, as I was in the midst of
a first draft for a love story, and- you
have no idea how hard it is to write
a love story with a girl in the room.
I remember, one time, just as I was
writing some particularly tender passage about "my wife," she came up
and looked over my shoulder until, her
hair tickled my neck and I had to put
my hand up and scratch it. How can
a man keep his thoughts on romance
with things like that happening around
Thus, again, the clutches of real life
wen .-losing around me, and one night .
Ihe end came. We were sitting in a
hammock on the piazza enjoying a
night of really warm Indian summer.
I tried to get n chair, but I couldn't
find one. and so I had to sit in the hammock beside Miss Wellington. 1 had
given up trying lo finish my love
Story; but under the soft, balmy ni.cht
il seemed as if I could begin it again,
and I lived it over in mv mind, line by
line, T saw "my wife" in her white
dress and thought how we would sit
on the piazza just like this, both in
.one hammock. Tt would have been
perfect if Miss Wellington had not
been there.
But T went on dreaming jusl as if
I had been alone. Once T let my
thoughts carry me away, nnd T awake
to find tliat T was clasping Miss Wei- '
lington's hand, Back to wake-a-day
earth again! I turned and looked at
her, and I had to admit that she was
pretty in Ihe faint moonlight, ft was
too had that she wns not poor enough
to he a commuter's wife!
The next minute���but ihis story
has bul real-life incident- enough, and
T will skiji over what happened. In
brief. Miss Wellington asked me why
T didn't ask her to marry me. She had
me there���T couldn't think nf any reason. I finally scraped together enough
wits, however, p. explain that, when
a man is a writer, he has little time
and thought for anything else: and,
while I respected her and thought her
the mosl beautiful tiling f had ever
seen, still T could not be drawn away
from my original purpose of writing
But in the morning, when I woke
up, I saw that I would write no more
stones in that locality. There was no
material. And by night I had packed
up the furnishings of my vine-clad
cottage. The next day T presented
myself to the city editor and told him,
In a few words, of my failure as an
author, lie laughed a little and then '
asked: "What are you going to do
"I'm going back to the police desk,"
I replied. "I've cut out this romance
business. It's not true to life; there's
nothing in it."
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