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"Here shall the Press the people's rights maintain,
Unawed  by   interest   and   un-
bribed by gain."
King and (Emuttn*,
Vol. V, No. 13���Established 1911
Price Five Cents
Gambling with Prohibition
In a Political Bucket Shop
"To hear Mr. William Sunday calling
just as ludicrous as to hear Mr.
of patronage,"���Criticus.
on a community to abandon liquor because it is intoxicating, is really
William Bowser calling on the electorate to abandon politics because
that if they vote for the prohibition bill liny will be voting
for prohibition. As a matter of fact, they know perfectly
well the electorate will be voting for nothing of the sort.
The bill is an absolute fiasco. A cursorv examination of
it. however, will not help the ordinary individual. It is
wrapped in legal verbiage and mystic penalties. To the
layman it may look like prohibition, and anyone on a
platform could take certain clausel as illustrative of the
whole bill and prove to an audience what an excellent
bill it is. The Hon. Dentist McGuire, Minister of Education, for instance, would no doubt assert that the hill as
drafted is the bill as demanded by the prohibition party.
11 is nothing of the sort. The sincere prohibitionists have
been induced to gamble in temperance by the operator!
I of a political bucket shop,
is rewarded and his name kept secret. The reason for
this is plain. The prohibition executive knew it had no
chance of obtaining the vote of the majority of the ordinary citizens on a strictly prohibitory bill. They dare
not ask lor legislation against the people win, can afford
to import liquor, but they believed they could obtain the
support of tllis portion of the electorate for the purpose
of abolishing the bars. So they substituted private for
public houses, unregulated for regulated drinking, privileged venodrs for the hotel proprietors, and a spy system for the license board, and called it prohibition.
PERIODICALLY violent waves of sentiment sweep
through communities and nations, carrying on their
foaming crests the personal fortunes of several politicians and publicists, and the debris of political parties,
while on their heaving flanks a vast mass of public opinion
rises and falls proportionately with the emotional appeal
made by the noise and breaking power of the crest. 11 is
being whispered in certain circles that the Executive of
the People's Prohibition Party finding tlieir position weakened by the iniquitous legislation passed at their behest
during the closing days of the last session of the local legislature, are counting their dollars in order to discover
whether they can afford to guarantee that notorious vulgarian, Hilly Sunday, sufficient money to "emotionalise"
the public into voting for the British Columbia Prohibition
Act without giving it proper consideration. It is probably
believed that it will be less expense to concentrate every
effort on a short but strenuous campaign led by a person
of Billy Sunday's reputation t'lian ou a six weeks' effort
under the aegis of the Hon. Dentist McGuire, Messrs.
Jonathan Rogers, Hammond ur Gibson, who have proved
themselves the "hoodoos" of the movement. Undoubtedly
it would revive public interest in the prohibition movement if Billy Sunday could be persuaded to accept such
an invitation. He would certainly galvanise it into action
and very likely exercise sufficient influence on its sentimental side to pass the bill as drawn. That it is a bad
bill, and does not prohibit, makes no difference. The
public is more easily swayed by sentiment than reason.
Vaudeville is more popular than Shakespeare, and Billy
Sunday attracts more people than a bible class.
The admittedly far-reaching influence of prohibition lies
in its appeal to sentiment. From the cold, logical point
���of view, the propaganda does not carry conviction. Sentiment, which often ignores fact and is intoxicated by the
warm glow of "doing good," believes that fermented liquor
is'evil because it is stimulating. It utterly ignores the fact
that millions of human beings partake of fermented liquors
of one sort or another without getting intoxicated. It
does not take into account the conditions under which
fermented liquor are sold, but condemns the liquor. It
might just as well condemn women, because of the conditions under which they live in a harem. Just as there
are good and bad places for the sale of liquor, so there
are good and bad harems. They depend on the general
sentiment of the community for the manner in which
they are conducted. If in Anatolia a Turk conducts his
harem or household in a disreputable manner, he is fined
or otherwise punished for being a nuisance to the community. But in British Columbia if a dispenser of liquor
conducts his business in a disreputable manner, the liquor
is condemned for the fault of the individual. Prohibition
is one of those delightfully quixotic undertakings continually destroying windmills. It burns the windmill to the
ground and is annoyed to find the wind still blowing.
Nobody would ever assert tliat prohibition for an individual is a bad thing, any more than anyone would assert
that a potatoe diet for a w'hole community is a good thing.
It depends so much on thc individual and the community.
Most people will admit that potatoes without butter might
nail at times, or that a strict potatoe diet might proved bad
for the digestion. They will also admit that an individual
may have tastes not common to a community. Prohibition
is based on the belief that it is possible to standardise a
nation into uniform sobriety by making it unlawful to
drink alcoholic liquor. The prohibitionist argues that as
it is possible to eliminate, or practically eliminate theft, by
making it a crime entailing certain legal penalties, therefore, by treating drink in similar fashion, it is possible to
eliminate drunkenness. He does not trouble to distinguish
between a trade and an instinct. Ever since man came
into the world he has instinctively sought for stimulants
in some form or another. The more depressed he is, the
more stimulation he seeks. Alcohol has certain stimulating properties���temporary, perhaps, but still stimulating.
So man discovered wine, beer, and other quite harmless
imt distinctly intoxicating liquors; so also discovered he
���whisky, brandy, and other spirits which might be turned
"to better use than liquidating his digestive apparatus.
The prohibitionist is not really a temperance reformer.
He is an intemperate performer on the instrument of
-public sentiment. He strikes a series of crashing discords
and believes that if only he makes enough noise thc public
will believe it is listening to music. To a great extent he
is justified in his belief. The success of Rilly Sunday is
a case in point. He is a manufacturer of biblical slang on
the wholesale. He is as intimate with the Deity as the
AfSj'eror William. His blasphemies pass as loaves and
lishes to the hungry. They are excused on the ground that
the people are stimulated by them. Presumably the same
people are not stimulated by the Sermon on the Mount.
Apparently those who believe in the so-called evangelism
of Billy Sunday dn not believe ill the efficacy of their
churches. They consider it necessary to indulge in the intoxicating process of a stirring emotionalism, in order to
stimulate their congregations. "Billy Sunday stirs them
up���he draws them" is the common excuse for this type
of intoxication. Psychologically he has exactly the same
effect as a cask of whisky in a lumber camp. He excites
his hearers by his exhortations. We boast of our civilisation���why, the nakedest savages in Darkest Africa have
"their Billy Sundays, and call them witch doctors.   To hear
Mr. William Sunday calling on a community to abandon I But the rights and wrongs of prohibition have nothing t.
liquor because it is intoxicating, is really just as ludicrous ; do with this bill. Briefly speaking, by the terms of the
as to hear Mr. William Bowser calling on the electorate Doherty bill, passed by the Federal government, each
of llritish Columbia to abandon politics because of pat- province was able to really prohibit liquor by forbidding
ronage. - its transportation.    That bill was passed before Premier
Bowser brought down the Prohibition Bill.   The executive
A POLITICAL BUCKET SHOP ,���- the prohibition party could have insisted on the Doherty
Whether the leaders of prohibition in British Columbia   Bill  being part  of the   British  Columbia  Bill.    They did
are able to obtain tlie services of Billy Sunday or not, they | nothing of the sort.   They insisted on drafting a bill which
upkeep or the Police
_ AJBBES*r��'I> U ,.VOtt*
AXCOL'VER ratcpiiycrH are complainingnt tlie cxcchhIvc etwt nl the upkeep ut the Police Department of the City,
while very seulous Imperlallata believe that the entire pollee force mm It now staudN Hhould he diluted for active
service, und thc billet* thUH mudc vacant turned out to older men nnd���in homi- cuhi-h, women,
In London thc police woman hllM Appeared to take thc heat of thc sturdy Mutiny who in nwaj doing IiIm hit In the
trenches. The preparedness campaign In the I'nlted States linn brought out thc Police Girl. .New York Ih to have
2,000 police girl*, Home of whom, Hhowii above, hnvc been Nwom in. 1'he idea Im that of llie Kant .Hide Protective
Association, and thc girls, each rcHpoiiHlhlc for one block, will see that HtrcctH, homes and hcIiimiIh arc kept In a sanitary condition and that children behave themselves.
will probably make a determined effort in the last two ,rl
three weeks of the electoral campaign to bring public \
opinion once more into line with the prohibition bill.
Hardly anyone examines a bill���they look at the total and j
if possible, pay up. They accept the summary as a fact. ;
They forget accountants make mistakes sometimes, especially if it is convenient to gloss over certain items.,
That is exactly what the political prohibitionists will do.
They will try and convince the public at the last moment
3n Unwinam
The Lieutenant-Governor-in-Council has the power "to(SUMPTION of liquor in any information
Probably the political executors of tiie so-called People's
Prohibition Parly will argue that if the bill does not prohibit, if it  is  such a  bad bill  as  its opponents aver,  why
not supportjt?   Why not get the people to vote for it and
���i ,..-!''   s been spilt in discussing prohibition.   t|ms  ,t*u ,vevcr  the plaint of the  prohibitionist?    The
answer is simple, if the electorate pass this bill they once
more give the lieuteiiant-governor-in-council power "to
make such other regulations as may be deemed necessary
for the proper administration and carrying into effect the
provisions of this act." Not only this, but "If the occupant
of any private dwelling house or of any part thereof is
convicted of any offence against any of the provisions of
this act committed in or in respect of such house, the '
same shall cease to be a private dwelling house within
the meaning of this act, during the time the person so convicted occupies the said house or any part thereof." The
Superintendent and all constables and officers of every
provincial and of every municipal police force have full
authority to enforce all the provisions of the act, and
"when any information is given to any such police constable or officer that there is cause to suspect that some
person is violating any of the provisions of this act, it
shall be his duty to make diligent inquiry into the truth of
such information and to enter complaint, in his own name,
for the prosecution of such violation, without communicating the name of the person giving such information."
Further, "In describing offences respecting the sale or
keeping for sale or other disposal of liquor, or the having,
keeping, giving, purchasing, or the consumption of liquor
in any information ... it shall be sufficient to state the
sale or keeping for sale or disposal, or the having, keeping,
GIVIXG, purchasing or CONSUMPTION' of liquor, simply without stating the name or kind of such liquor or the
price thereof, or any person to whom it was sold or by
whom it was taken or consumed . . . ."
N'ovv, reading those three clauses together, can any one
conceive of a legislature in its senses parsing such an act?
Only three Conservative members and the opposition
protested against the act being passed. Does any sincere
prohibitionist or temperance reformer in his senses desire
to establish by law a state of affairs in British Columbia
which would rival the Spanish inquisition? After the investigation into school board affairs. _ the public know
something of how patronage is exercised to the detriment
of business. Imagine what -would happen if this prohibition act passed. Anyone who criticised the government
and who happened- to have imported liquor for his personal consumption���and there are special provisions in
the act for the tracing of all such importations���in his
private dwelling house, could he informed against by some
heeler of a political party. If be had a card party ami
gave a single one of his gtte��ts a drink, by the terms of
the act he can be convicted of an offense, and his house,
under the law, ceases to be a private dwelling. There is
no need for a witness to "depose as to the precise consideration received" for the drink, "to his own persona!
or certain knowledge." but the "Justice trying the case,
so soon as it appears to him that the circumstances in evidence sufficiently establish tlic infraction of the law complained of, shall put the defendant on his defence, aud. in
default of his rebuttal of such evidence, convict him accordingly." There is nn need "to show that money actually passed or any liquor vvas actually consumed , . . ."
The Justice is at liberty t" infer "that tbe liquor iu question is intoxicating, from the fact that the witness describes
it as intoxicating, or by a name which is commonly applied
to an intoxicating liquor."
Xot for one moment is it necessary to cast any shir
on any judge of this province. But every justice, every
police officer and every person connected with the adminis-
Pl.Ktsi in*
allows anyone who can afford it to buy as much liquor as
they choose from outside the province and consume it in
their private dwelling house, while the poor man who
cannot afford to buy it in case lois or who lives in a
hoarding house, is deprived of the privilege of buying a
drink in a hotel or .a bottle in a store. The Superintendent of Provincial Police, a political appointment, is given
all the privileges aud power of the Prefect of Police in
Russia.    The rii^lit of search is limitless.    The informer
it shall be
make such other regulations AS MAY BE DEEMED
NECESSARY for the proper administration and carrying
into effect the provisions of this act."
Moreover "if the occupant of any private dwelling house
or of any part thereof is convicted of any offence against
any of the provisions of this act committed in or in respect
of such house, the same SHALL CEASE TO BE A PRIVATE DWELLING HOUSE within the meaning of the
act, during the time the person so convicted occupies the
said house or any part thereof."
The Superintendent and all constables and officers of
every provincial and of every municipal police force have
full authority to enforce all the provisions of this act and
"when any information is given to any such police constable or officer that there is cause to SUSPECT that some
person is violating any of the provisions of this act, it shall
be his duty to make DILIGENT INQUIRY" (. . . which
includes the right of search and breaking open of cupboards doors, etc. . . .) "into the truth of such information
and to enter complaint in his own name for the prosecution
"In describing offences respecting the sale or keeping
for sale or other disposal of liquor, or the HAVING,
sufficient to state the sale or keeping for sale or disposal, Itration of this act, owes his position to the government.
or the HAVING, KEEPING, GIVING, PURCHASING : The whole powers of this acl lie in the Attorney-General's
OR CONSUMPTION of liquor simply, without stating department.    It is not a question of judges in any of our
the name or kind of such liquor or the price thereof OR
ANY PERSON to whom it was sold or BY WHOM IT
There is no need for a witness "to depose as to the
precise consideration received" for the drink "TO HIS
the "Justice trying the case so soon as it appears to him
that the circumstances in evidence sufficiently establish the
infraction of the law complained of, shall put the defendant on his defence, and in default of his rebuttal of such
The Justice is at liberty to infer "THAT THE LIQUOR
The Superintendent must report to the Attorney-General everything in connection with this Act, and "ANY
Undertaker and Monumental Mason.
courts, but of police magistrates scattered up and down
tbe province who. with the best of intentions, may not be
very capable of administering such an act. Moreover, most
careful provisions are made for thc reporting of every case
by thc Superintendent from time to time to the Attorney-
General. Thc act makes the Superintendent report "air-
other information asljcd for by the Attorney-General.''
There is no appeal from summary conviction except by a
long and tiresome process. The more the act is analysed
the more astounding it seems that the house passed it.
hor no one pretends now that it is a prohibition act. Nc
one who reads it carefully can ever imagine it prohibits the
sale of liquor. But what it does do is to throw into the
hands of the Attorney-General powers which can be exercised entirely outside this act. Tt gives him a perfect
system of espionage right through thc province, gathers
round him a whole host of "vendors" and other official
administrators of the act., a crowd of professional informers, and leaves a political opponent entirely at his mercy.
This is not a joke or an exaggeration. Read the clauses
which have been quoted and only one conclusion is possible. The Prohibition Act is not a prohibition act but a
Political Inquisitional Act. If that act is passed as it
stands���and thc people of British Columbia are being
asked to vote "yes" or "no" at the elections���it sets up ir.
this province a tribunal which can at any time blast the
career of any person without the semblance of a trial.
If that act is passed and the present government is returned to power with Mr. Bowser as premier���heaven
help this country. If any constitutional lawyer had carefully designed an act for extending the political powers
of the attorney-general and the evils of patronage, he
could not have drawn up a better act. It is no use arguing
that it is absurd to imagine Mr. Bowser or any other at- ������I
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torney-gcncral would use the powers as described. Tllat is
not the point. Thc point is that this act was drawn by
Mr. Bowser as attorney-general, and that as drawn it does
ci nfer such powers, as any child can see from the clauses
quote'. They are not clauses hand picked, they are
strengthened and buttressed in every possible way, and the
people of British Columbia are asked to pass such an act
under the guise of a prohibition act. If that act is passed
and a Liberal government is returned to power, its very
first action should be to repeal that act. Every candidate
should be asked whether he favors that act. The direct
question should be put and no quibbling allowed. The
people are asked to vote yes or no, let their political representatives answer yes or no.
There is no need here to apeal to all those sincere temperance reformers who may have taken part in the prohibition movement. It is absolutely impossible that they
can sincerely desire such a bill to pass as it stands. It
is a bill specially designed to throw dust in their eyes. It
is a bill which by its name appeals to a sentiment, but
which, by its drafting, appeals to every political evil in
this province. The clauses relating to the right of search,
of information, of the administration of the act, are an
absolute travesty of our vaunted justice and liberty.
Let the Hon. Dentist McGuire answer the straight
question as to whether he will vote for that bill.
Let the premier himself be asked whether he will
vote for his own bill. That is the only way to force this
thing to a proper issue. Those people who believe in prohibition will probably never take the trouble to read the
bill. Those people who arc interested in the liquor trade,
who endeavor to present the bill passing, arc handicapped
by their associations. Their attempts to lay the matter before the people are suspect. Every thing they publish
is supposed to be paid for. But let any fair-minded or
even prejudiced person read the clauses quoted carefully,
and surely the issue is plain. How many would be candidates have read that bill? Is it possible that any Liberal
will fear to pin his opponent down to the clauses which
have been quoted. His opponent passed that bill, voted
for it and must stand by it. He cannot avoid it. How can
any intelligent citizen vote for anyone who says that he
favors that bill as it stands?
Here at least is a plain issue for plain people.   Here at
last is something over which there can be no quibbling.
Both   parties,   Liberal' and   Conservatives,  both   leaders,
Messrs. Bowser and Brewster,  can make  their position
quite clear.   Thc Liberals, it is true, are not responsible
for thc drafting or the passing of that iniquitous bill.    It
is extremely doubtful if they analysed it, any more than
the Conservatives could have analysed    it.      Mr. H. B.
Thompson, Conservative, specially stated that "it was not
a government measure in the real sense of that phrase."
Mr. Brewster stated for the opposition  that "there are
many features of this legislation not in the best interests
of our people."    But as yet it is doubtful if thc clauses
quoted have ever been  really  considered  together.    The
candidates need not state whether they are or arc not in
favor of prohibition.   But they surely must state whether
they are or are not in favor of the "British Columbia Prohibition Act."   As yet it appears the issue has been most
carefully avoided. Let there be no such avoidance in future.
At every political meeting throughout this province let
the clauses quoted be read and then let the candidate bc
asked whether he votes for the Act.   The prohibitionists
want a straight issue���well, they have it.    There could
be no straighter one.     Let us see first    of    all    what
our fighting premier "with a punch in each hand," answers
to the direct question.   He introduced the bill, he drafted
it, now let him say whether he is in favor of it.   He cannot avoid the issue by stating it is a non-party measure.
He threw the question of prohibition into the party arena
���no one else���now let him bear the responsibility.    He
threw the ministry of education to the prohibitionists as
a sop���very well, now let him stand by his choice.   Is this
an illustration of his sagacity, of his political acumen, of
his business abilities?   For in attempting to win the prohibition vote, he first of all betrayed the hotel interests
which trusted him; then he betrayed the prohibitionists by
bribing their executive with a cabinet position; finally he
is attempting to betray the people by drawing up an tfet
which does not prohibit the liquor traffic, but which does
add enormously to his own powers and the patronage at
his disposal.    Can anyone trust him further?   If this act
is the result of sincerity, or cowardice, political trickery
or megalomania, what will be the result of an administration born of such parentage?
THE party is united in Cranbrook, in Nelson, in
North Okanagan,!' boasts the NEWS-ADVERTISER.
Price Ellison is the man in North Okanagan; Tom Caven, Cranbrook; Billy Maclean was the man in Nelson, but
has made way for Dr. Rose, a very reputable citizen.
We understand that the Hon. Price Ellison played the
same game with the convention held by thc Conservatives
Monday night, that he was wont to play with the government cattle in days gone by. Mr. Kidston, of Vernon,
was the choice of the respectable Tories of thc riding,
and would have captured the convention had not the-wily
Price introduced a man named Kcary, former Mayor of
New Westminster, who ran to split thc respectable vote.
This Keary succeeded in doing, allowing Price to walk
away with  the nomination.
In Cranbrook thc present member, Mr. T. D. Caven, is
well liked, and is highly respected in the district. He is a
typical westerner, a railroad conductor by calling. If it
was Dick McBride who wanted Caven to run, Caven would
carry Cranbrook. But Caven is of the type of man who
cannot stand Mr. Bowser and his methods. He has stated
publicly that he does not desire to be elected in Cranbrook or any other constituency. And it is probable that
when the contest opens, Mr. Caven, good fellow and good
neighbor, rough and ready, but free from hypocrisy and
double facedness, will quietly slip the word to his friends
to get out and vote for "Doc" King, thc Liberal candidate.
In the Interior, as on the Coast, the party that pays the
NEWS-ADVERTISER to support it, is united in the
sense that every one of its candidates fears the coming
of the month of September. They know that the leaves
next Autumn are going to fall upon the mausoleum which
will contain the political bones of Mr. Bowser, "the man
who done dirty to Dick McBride," to repeat an expression
which was coined by a good old Tory farmer near Victoria.
with the money, or raised a bust to some man of true greatness and nobility who has done something for the lasting
good of the Province.
Supposing that many-millioned man in Victoria bad built
a beautiful causeway, a library, adorned a park with a fine
piece of sculptory, or bought a home for broken down
miners, or planted an avenue of trees, or improved the
breed of the cattle of the Island, or done one of a thous
and little things that would bc of permanent benefit to
the community.
Supposing Vancouver's cleverest money-maker���whoever be may be���would take some of his easy profits and
finance a beautiful bridge over Coal Harbor into Stanley
Park to bear his name, or set an artist at work to reduce
to marble the story of some event in the early history of
this Province, the work of art to he raised aloft in the
dirty square where the court house used to stand.
But what is the use of supposing?
Among all our millionaires, politicians and near-politi
cians, only one man in British Columbia has done anything this summer towards sending his name hurtling down
the corridors of time.
That man is the reeve of South Vancouver.
lie has offered a prize of fifty dollars to the resident
who keeps the best garden this summer���who grows thc
most roses or corn, sweet peas, cabbages, onions, beets
or turnips.
And the result is that waste places in that municipality
have been made to blossom forth and the residents arc
striving with one another in the contest. Result is productivity and added beauty.
Maybe the smallness of the prize is "the widow's mite"
as it were. For the reeve is not a very rich man. But he
has done something that will last long after he is shelved
into the discard of reeves, and has set a worthy example
to bigger men and richer men.
"T^vEMOCRACY has had its way with the Conservative
I J machine," crys the Vancouver WORLD, now openly supporting that machine. "We believe it will
have its way with the Liberal machine." The WORLD is
horribly exercised over the decision of the Liberals of
Vancouver to let the present ticket stand and enter ihc
contest; united.
Why'should the Liberals change their ticket? Is there
anything against any man on that ticket? No one has
charged any member of the Liberal ticket���Smith, Cowper,
Macdonald, Farris, Donnelly, Mcintosh���with being either
a crook or a fool.
Yet -.he dear, sanctified WORLD would chiinr-c the Liberal ticket in Vancouver���would hold a new Liberal convention,  j
There was ample reason for the holding of a new Conservative! convention. Neither the people or the police
would endorse the majority of the members of the local
Conserative ticket.
What did a learned and impartial judge say about Duke?
And Duke was a Conservative candidate.
Why did F. W. Welsh flee the country- And Welsh
was a Conservative candidate.
Why did Tisdall withdraw? And Tisdall was a Conservative candidate found wanting by a majority of more
than four thousand of his fellow citizens.
Would the WORLD endorse Walter Leek's candidature?
And Walter was school-boarded to the machine ticket.
Then the righteous, long-faced and sanctimonious McGuire. Ah, there may bc no compensation for the wicked
publicans, but there is compensation for McGuire. In having McGuire on the ticket you have a case of prohibition
and compensation!
Yes, if the people didn't rise up and demand a new
machine convention, it would be almost up to the police
lo do so.
R. BREWSTER has made a statement regarding the
returned soldier question. He states that when his
party takes over the reins of government at Victoria the civil service will be thrown open to the returned soldiers.
And' why not?
There ale in the civil service of British Columbia today
many scores of young men who should be forced to make
way for returned heroes. Young men of spirit who were
in a position to do so have (brown up easy jobs under the
government and have gone to the front. Many of those
who remain on the payroll are mere drones and are handling work which could as well bc carried on by young women.
Mr. Brewstcrs promise to throw the civil service open
to returned soldiers will appeal to all fair-minded men.
It is, moreover, a promise which the plain Mr. Brewster
will keep, you may depend upon that. We predict that
uilder Mr. Brewster the civil service will be no haven of
rest for party workers. Further, we predict that with the
return of M. Brewster and his party, the blind devil of
patronage will receive a deathly blow in British Columbia.
WE note with considerable interest that Mr. Seymour,
the  Vancouver  School  Board  chairman,   charges
that the report of Rev. J. Richmond Craig taken at
a certain meeting of the board in short hand, was "purpose
ly garbled."
Rev. Mr. Craig attended the meeting in question as a
representative of THE STANDARD. We are satisfied
that his notes of the proceedings were accurate in every
detail. The word of the Rev. Mr. Oraig, without being
backed up by shorthand notes, would be so much more
reliable than the oath or bond of Mr. Seymour, that we
simply smile at the desperate attacks upon THE STAN
DARD and our representative, of the former purse holder
for the Canadian Home Investment gang.
Breezes of Indignation
And Information
WE ARE INFORMED that a parson at Fort George
made the statement that Ashcroft was destroyed because
of the wickedness of the town. This insult will be hotly
resented by Ashcroft's popular mayor, Mr. George Ward.
THE VERY IDEA of putting Ashcroft in the same category as Sodom or Babylon or Nineveh I
* * *
ONE OF THE features of the Ashcroft fire was the salvage of several hundred copies of that priceless contribution to Canadian literature from the pen of Skookum
* * *
IT IS SUSPECTED that the rubber trust is behind the
promoters of the forty years' rain.
IN SPORTING CIRCLES the sudden departure of at
leading figure in School Board investigation would be
termed ''Welching."
* * ���
GERMAN SNIPERS WILL do the "plugging" when the-
vote is taken in the war zone.
SOME OF THE antiquated "tiles" worn at the Vice-
Regal reception must have reminded H. R. H. of the
shapes in vogue during the early years of the reign of his.
illustrious mother.
* * *
THE TEMPERATURE ON the Eastern front is reported:
to bc extremely hot. This may bc due to its proximity to��
the firing line.
�� * *
IN CLERICAL CIRCLES Saturday is now known asi
"l'ic-nic Day."
* * *
THE DUKE OF CONNAUGIIT is noted for his tact,
diplomacy and affability. The position of Lord Lieutenant
of Ireland will afford him an ample field for the exercise,
of these and many other accomplishments.
* * *
HETTY GREEN' LEFT a fortune of $100,000,000, which*
goes to show what a woman can accomplish by attending
to her knitting and saving other people's money.
* * *
TIIE SOLDIERS WILL, no doubt, vote as they shoot���
* * *
A"i MIGHT BE expected, the programme at the Postmen's-
pic-nic on Saturday was carried out to the letter.
* * *
IF THE LOCAL merchants wish to make a hit witln
the women shoppers, they should make "Dollar Day"'
99 cent day.
* * *
A MISS BIRD and one Thomas Catt were married in
San Francisco thc other day.   Good night, "Birdie."
* �� ��
THAT SAN FRANCISCO "Preparedness Parade" appears to have been on the bomb.
* * *
SOME DAY A true friend of the male sex will invent a,
simple and effective pair of suspenders that will bc entirely
free from the complex combinations, useless gearing, tackling, and other paraphernalia that are features of the present day "galluses."
* * *
THE VICE-REGAL PARTY must be bored to death by
thc endless round of receptions, functions and other foi���
de-rols to which they are subjected by the loyal and well-
meaning public. The situation is partly relieved by the
amusing attempts of the "Wallingfords" to imitate the
courtly graces of St. James.
The Peace of Nature
IS it meet, when men are off to war, to dwell upon the
world's gentle aspects,   Sodden is the nature that does
not respond to fife and drum. Dull, indeed, is the heart
that docs not qttickeii to the step of young men called in
defense of our ideals. When they have gone to defend
them, who but those who remain, shall perfect them, make
them, through ourselves, more worthy of defense? How
can we better honor those who draw the harsher task?
If we have kept too close to a material progress, if we
have been too much bent upon an interrupted commerce,
where shall we look for the means of an adjustment?
From what motives do we order our affairs? With what
coarse rations do we feed our thoughts? We live to grow
���not ordering our whole life by the card of its more trivial means, but shaping it to thc righteous form of its more
lofty ends.
The world is sick���out of balance. How shall wc achieve
its equilibrium but in finding that balance between men's
needs and their more numerous desires. Where shall we
seek the perspective in which to view the things of life and
appraise them, according each part its true relation to the
Shall wc listen for the clearest note of life in the din
(of its huddled centres, in its mad workshops where the
whole concern is for the trivial means of life���its tools,,
its conveniences, its bric-a-brac? Or shall wc look for
the elements of life where they spring from its source,
where in quiet they shall answer us in simple terms?
Dare one say in these unbalanced times that we should
"look to the lilies?" Dare we say that thc patient fisherman has drunk at tlic font of wisdom? Dare wc say that
wc should turn to life in its most unsullied aspects as a
measure of precaution in our hurried trend? Shall we
scoff the suggestion that daisy-grown fields are full of
medicine? In youth we sought the wild flowers and saw
their beauty; in our more responsible years shall we not
reckon upon their potency?
In summer, when the hazards of the times, the eternal
urge, arc more heating than the season, it should not be
forgotten that the earth itself is at peace; that broad as is
the zone of war, there are peaceful areas where brooks
and rivers flow in subdued harmonies; where the bobolinks
pour their liquid music upon green meadows; where there
arc cool groves whose aged stalwarts smile upon our
haste. Let us not forget these unfrequented communes in*
whose forms Nature reveals those secrets that hold life's-
solid worth.
SUPPOSING Sir Richard during his days of affluence
and power had endowed a public charity, granted a
scholarship in some British Columbia educational institution, cleared a plot of land and given it as a park to
some British Columbia town.
Supposing the present premier, from his great wealth,
had taken out a thousand or so and built a public arch
The arrest the other day in Toronto of a young man
named Jackson on the charge of- sedition is probably the
final act in a peculiar episode, There exists in Toronto
what is known as the Canada-India League, purporting
to have as its mission the bringing about of closer relations and better feeling between India and Canada. As
to who originated the idea and who are back of the League
the published literature is singularly silent. In any event
young Jackson, who is little more than a boy and with
probably no great appreciation of the task ahead of him,
was delegated by the League to go to India and, as he
explains it, "sort of get acquainted with the people."
He got as far as Hong Kong where the British authorities turned him back. On his arrival at Vancouver he
was looked over carefully by the authorities there and
in the interval lodged in jail. Released later on he returned to Toronto.
The literature issued by the League consists of a pamphlet in newspaper form and a small booklet, the contents
of which is particularly interesting in view of the fact
that it deals with the troubles of some years ago between
the Indian natives who came out in shipload lots to Vancouver and the authorities of that Province, who eventually after much difficulty, turned them back. The case is
stated in such manner as to engender bad and not good
feeling between the natives of India and Canadians, a peculiar method to say the least, of "promoting better feeling between Canada and the Indian Empire."
At best the work of this Canada-India League was
launched at an inauspicious moment. Canada and Britain
have at the moment more important work on hand than
tickling the natives of India in the ribs.   And furthermore
the dream of this Canada-India League and of Dr. Sundar
Singh, whereby Canada will open her ports wide to immigrants from India is an idle one. It cannot be done
and it will not be done. This is a white man's country
and so it must remain.���Toronto Saturday Night.
* �� *
A soldier at Camp Borden, Ontario, died from the heat
after being paraded in front of Sir Sam Hughes and a
party of his friends. Are these arduous side-shows absolutely necessary? . . .
It is high time a halt was called to these unnecessary
and elaborate manoeuvres for the entertainment of amiable people and those soldiers whose conception of war
is bounded by the limits of the parade ground. Certainly,
in the extreme hot weather, these theatrical operations-
ought to be reduced to thc minimum. The casualty lists-
from overseas are long enough, without adding to them
at home.���Montreal Mail. 4
* * * W ������'
The Premier says this province will not have to pay
the interest on the bonds of the Canadian Northern Pacific railroad guaranteed by it. Mr. Bowser said the same
thing a score of times about the interest on the bonds
of the Pacific Great Eastern. Last January we paid
$316,000 and a million of the $6,000,000 "loan" is to be
devoted to a similar account. On May 8, the Finance Minister of Canada stated in parliament that the Canadian Northern's fixed charges were $15,000,000 and that of this
amount the Dominion and British Columbia would have
to pay $4,500,000. He thought Mackenzie and Mann would
bc able to pay the rest.���Victoria Times. SATURDAY, JULY 29, 1916
i Vancouver Personals
Very pleasant and successful was
the ,'arden party held this week by
tlie Colenel Leckie Chapter of the
Daughters of the Empire in the
grounds of Hycroft, the residence of
Mrs. A. D. McRae. Music from the
band of the Irish Fusiliers and a
Seaforth piper added to the pleasure
���of the afternoon. Thc tea table which
was arranged on thc spacious verandah, looked exceedingly pretty with
its decorations, red poppies and blue
and white delphinium, was presided
at for the first hour by Lady Tupper
and Mrs. Lothian Russell and later
by Mrs. A. D. McRae and Mrs. Cecil
Merritt. Assisting in serving were
Miss Rogers, Miss Lockwood, Miss
Ristcen, Miss Bee Merritt and Miss
Lucile McRae. Mrs. Douglas Armour
Jiad charge of the fish pond in which
;shc was assisted by Miss Helen Law-
Miss Mary Godfrey, Miss Adelaide
Macaulay, Miss Betty McMurrieh,
Miss Alix Wilson and Miss Irene
Cowan. "Shoot the Kaiser" was tin-
���der the direction of Miss Blanche
McRae and Miss Isobel Gartshore.
The children were provided with all
kinds of games which were in charge
of Mrs. B. D. Gillies, the regent of
the chapter; Mrs. Peck and Miss Ancient. 'Putting was in charge of Mrs.
R. Hamilton and the bowjing by Mrs.
Edward Mahon, Mrs. McFarland,
Mrs. Julius Griffiths and Mrs. J. Q.
Donald. The sock knitting competition was in the hands of Mrs. W. A.
Macdonald and Mrs. Lay. In the summer house Miss Burdick of Winnipeg
told fortunes, and bn the verandah
Miss Clements read teacups. Ice
-cream was served by Mrs. Reid and
lemonade by Miss Sheila Russell,
while candy and flowers were purveyed by Miss Verna Clark, Miss
Florence Fyfc-Smith, Miss Kathleen
Farrell, Miss Betty McMurrieh and
Miss Sheila Farrell. The tennis tournament took place on the lawn of
Mrs. H. E. Ridley's residence adjoining. Despite the unfavorable weather
there was a large attendance, including Lady Tupper, Mrs. Alison Cum-
ming, Mrs. Duff-Stuart, Miss Duff-
Stuart, Mrs. Gartshore, Mrs. C. D.
Rand, Mrs. J. Macdonald, Mrs. Bro-
��die, Mrs. Kerr, Miss Hall, Mrs. Cecil
Merritt, Mrs. J. A. Russell, Mrs.
James, Mrs. Cave-Bsown-Cave, Mrs.
Wood,  Miss  Higgins,  Mrs.  Baldwin.
Mrs. Carry, Mrs. Thomas White, Mrs.
D. P. Marpole, Mrs. Longdon, Mrs
Ilendrie Leggat, Miss Flora Russell,
Mrs. Angus Stewart, Mrs. Brlgnall,
Mrs. Mayne Hamilton, Mrs. llutchins,
Miss Eleanor llutchins, Mrs. Logan,
Capt. and Mrs. Alexander Reid, Mrs.
I-;. P. Davis, Mrs. John Burns, Mrs. J.
Macdoiiell, Miss Fitzgibbon, Mrs.
Richardson, Mrs. Colin Graham, Miss
Wilson, Mrs. Phepoe, Mrs. Smellie,
Mrs. Percy Shallcross, Mrs. S. Mc-
Lagan, Mrs. McClure, Mrs. W. J.
Whitehead, Miss F McConnell, Mrs.
Savvers, Mrs. Ceperley, Mrs. Hall,
Mrs, Phalen, Mrs. Angus Macdonald,
Mrs. J. M. Bennett, Miss Clermont,
Mrs. G. Gilpin, Miss Henderson, Mrs.
R. C. Janion, Mrs. Bttrrett, Mrs. Dennis Murphy, Mrs. C. B. Macneill, Mrs.
W. A. James.
* * *
His Honor Judge Swanson and Mrs.
Swanson   of  Kamloops   have     rented
Dr.  Whillan's  residence    on    Gorge
Road, Victoria, for a mouth.
* * *
Mr. W. R. Baker arrived from Victoria on Saturday, and will spend a
few days in Vancouver before returning to Montreal.
ti * *
Miss Martha Rowan of Winnipeg is
visiting Mrs. Smellie for a short time.
* * *
Mrs. E. H. Grubb with her family
is visiting her sister, Mrs. H. O. Alexander, at Gambier Island.
* * *
An informal dance was held at the
Jericho Country Club on Saturday
night, when among the guests were
Mrs. Plunkett, Mrs. McLaren, Mr.
and Mrs. Turqiiand, Mr. and Mrs.
Patcrson, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Cromie.
Mrs Colquhoun, Mrs. Hintnan, Mrs.
Frank Springer, Mrs. Innes, Mr. and
Mrs. llavemcycr, Mr. and Mr>. Mc-
Lorg, Mrs. Dracup, Mr. and Mrs.
Symes, Miss Ruth McLean, Miss Marjorie Johnson, Mr. and Mrs. Douglas,
Miss Graeme Lockwood, the Misses
Phair, Miss Street, Miss Kendall, Mis-
Brougham, Miss Babs Macpherson,
Mr. W. R. Baker, Major Duff. Mr.
Harrison, Mr. Sweatman, Mr. Pugh,
Mr. Farquhar, Mr. I'lindt, Mr. Stevenson, Mr. Lambert and Mr. Jack Cambie.
* * *
Miss Sothern is to be in charge of
the third Vancouver Girl Guides'
camp at Bowen Island this week.
* * *
Miss  McKenzie, one of the  Y.  W.
C. A. secretaries from Calgary, is
spending her holidays at the camp.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. F. Lance have arrived
from Calgary and are staying at the
residence of Miss Janet Main, 1823
Comox Street.
* * *
Dr. Broe of Anyox is in town, the
guest of his sister, Mrs. W. A. Can-
* * *
Mrs. C. J. Peter is planning to leave
at the end of the week for a trip to
* * *
Mrs. F. W. Hughes and her daughter Helen, of London, Ont., are visiting Mrs. Hughes' brother, Mr. A. C.
Lochead, 1877 Comox street.
* * *
Mrs. F. Clarke gave an old-fashioned quilting party last week in honor of her sister, Mrs. O. Reid of Bel-
lingham, who is visiting in Vancouver,
the guests were Mrs. M. Armstrong.
Mrs. Robert Young, Mrs. Ralph, Mrs.
B. Young, Miss Rilla Ralph, Mrs. A.
at ca price that ought to clear out tlie lot���
Stylish, good looking suits, fashioned from serviceable
������ ���- quality fabrics in neat grey shades���sizes 36 tu 42. For
summer camp, seaside and general purpose wear these are
as good as anv man would want to wear. A bargain
,it '" ' $11.85
A Week-End Suit Bargain
for Boys at $6.75
���Odds and ends and broken sizes in Norfolk and double-
breasted college effects. Made of serviceable tweeds and
tailored to give long and satisfactory service. Sizes 24 to
33s   Very special at $6.75
Crowds Attend the Demonstration
of the
���Not in our history have we held a demonstration that has been quite as popular as this of "Pyrex" glassware. Everybody is highly enthused with it, marvel
at its unique advantages, its heating qualities, fuel saving possibilities, its saui-
tariness and cleanly appearance. It's selling readily because it's almost everlas-
ing.   Prices follow���
RAMMAKINS, each   20c
OVAL BAKERS, each ... .50c to 70c
CAKE PLATES, each    $f.l0
PIE PLATES, 8-inch size  $1.00
CUSTARD CUPS, each . .25c and 35c
BREAD PANS, each $1.10
BREAD PANS, each   $1.10
CASSEROLES   ���   Without   covers,
 $1.20 to $1.75
Store opens at 8.30 a.m. and closes at 6 p.m.
(JhrfiudsonsHmj (fompnmj
iNCOBPOBffreo 1970
iMcKillop,  Mrs. S.  Voung,  Miss  Eva
j Young and Miss l.illis McKillop,
* * *
.Maj ,r   Duff  of   Ottawa,     who  has
In in spending a few days in Vancouver, left last night tor Victoria, where
he  will join the vice-regal party.
* * *
Mrs.  Brougham  left    on  Saturday
j night for Victoria, where she will be
j the guest of Mrs. Barnard at Government  House for a few  days.
* �� *
Mr. and Mrs. H. J. McFeely, who
have been spending the last ten days
at Harrison Hot Springs, returned
home last night.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. Bidlake will leave
Vancouver shortly to reside at Powell
* * *
Mr. Frank Sweatman of Victoria is
spending a few days in Vancouver before leaving for England.
* * *
Miss Sybil Street of Victoria is visiting Miss Brougham at Tliorley Park
for a few days.
* * *
Mrs. Knox Walkem has left with
her two children and nurse for Deep
Dean, Cowichan.
* * *
Miss Baker of Vancouver lias been
appointed to the domestic science
teaching staff in Victoria.
* * *
Mr. N. W. Berkinshaw is spending
a holiday motoring on Vancouver
* * *
Miss ���. Welland Merritt of St.
Catharines, is on her way to British
Columbia. As seereary for Canada
of Queen Mary's Needlework Guild,
Miss Merritt will visit all the branches of the guild through the western
* * *
Mr. R. A. Little, principal of the
Duke of Connatight High School, is
spending his summer vacation in Victoria.
* * *
The engagement is announced of
Mr. Walter Islay H. Verschoyle-
Campbell, son of the late Dean of
Clonmacnoise, and Mrs. Campbell,
Tassaggart, County Dublin, Ireland,
to Elizabeth Florence Veda, daughter
of the late Capt. David Macpherson
and Mrs. Macpherson, and niece of
Col. William Molson Macpherson,
Quebec, and) granddaughter of the
late Sir David and Lady Macpherson,
Chestnut  Park,  T iront
* + *
Mis.- Phoebe McGreg r has bi i n
tbe guest of Mrs. C \V. Bradshaw at
her suniniir home, Cordova  Bay,
* * *
Sir Clifford Sifton, who lias been in
England   for  several   months,   is   i .
pected home thi.- month  ior a short
visit.   Lady Sifton will remain in England for a while longer.
Lady Piers entertained informally
at tea yesterday afternoon al the .1 ri
cho Country Club in honor of Mi-s
I Adam.     Other   guests   were   Mrs.   W.
| II. Ferric. Mrs. Waghorn, Miss Wag-
] horn, Mrs. Tulloch, Mrs. Cecil Mi-r
ritt, Miss Tupper, Mrs. J, II. Bushncll,
Mrs. Shallcross. Miss Croftoil, Mrs.
Plunkett, Miss Mary Pybus, Miss
Dorothy Gordon and Mrs. luliiis Griffith.
* * t
Mrs. Stewarl of Mission is spending a few days in Vancouver.
* * *
Mrs. Dovcy and her daughter, Miss
Dellafield of Seattle, who have been
spending several days in Vancotter,
left today for Victoria.
* * *
Mrs. Wink of Port Arthur is the
guest of Mrs. Herald. Point Grey.
* * *
Mrs. A. W. V. Innes has taken
quarters for the summer in English
Bay Mansions.
* * *
Mrs. William Hogg returned today
from Dawson.
* * *
Mrs. Brodic entertained at tea this
week in honor of Miss Rowan of
* * *
Mrs. Douglas with her daughter ar-
ricd from Winnipeg on Saturday to
visit her sister. Mrs. William Hogg,
for the summer.
* * *
Mrs. F. L. McFarland. accompanied
Two Handsome Styles
in Silk Sports Coats for
2019���A smart Sport Coat of Italian silk; is
made with patch pockets, wide lapels, and
loose belt; comes in old gold, rose, or paddy
green; all sizes, at $19.50.
2020���A very fine Sports Coat and Cap of Milanese silk; the coat is made with sailor collar, loose sash and turn-back cuffs, the whole
being trimmed in self color and white
stripes; colors available are canary. Russian
green, cerise, grey, black, white or brown;
all sizes, at $25.00 the set.
left this week on | cakes,   candies,   ice-creams,   flowers,
etc.    Mrs.   Deyos   proved  an  expert
I card reader and Miss Pettigrew crea-
and   Mrs.   P.   J.   Mackay   audited much interest in her cup reading,
by her son, Georg
a visit to Toronto
their  family  are
at Boundary Bay.
pending a  holiday land the tea room was an institution
I which  was  largely  patronized.    The
Scottish   orchestra  utider^ the   leadership of Mi. T, Shankie was in atlen-
the direction of Mrs, Julia  Henshaw dance and gave excellent music, also
The Vancouver    Frivolities,    under
and Miss Jean Mollison will give a
performance at Revelstoke under the
auspices   of   the   Red   Cross   Societj
this week.
a  splendid  programme  of vocal  and
instrumental  items   was  given,  those
assisting   being  Mrs.  .1.  F.adie,   Miss'
tsdale, Miss Wardhaugh, Miss   Jenny
Kroner River atnrjreon, caught recently by the B. C. Pnckcra' ANMOelatton.
The t'isli wan lit feet, ll im-lu-s in length timl weighed 005 pounds,. The head
weighed 15S iiiiuiiiR. Sturgeon meat Is north sixteen rent* per pound, while
CttVlar, obtained  from  .sturgeon.  Ik  is- Ml pt-r pound.
Dr. Gillies has returned to town
after an absence in the F.ast.
* * *
A most successful garden party was
held by the Scottish Daughters'. League at the home of Mrs. G. Pettigrew.
1461 Burnaby street, in aid of the Red
Cross Society and benevolent funds.
Thc beautiful grounds were tastefully
laid off, the decorations and electrical lights being quite a feature, and
the attractions were numerous, being
most ingenious and interesting and
creating much merriment. Several
booths were erected throughout the
grounds, a brisk trade being done in
Melville, Miss Xan Runcic, Miss Wilson, Mr. Walter Wardhaugh, Corporal
McCulIough, Mr. J. Johnstone and
Mr. W. Crann, jr. Hearty votes of
thanks were accorded to all who had
contributed! to tlie success of the
gathering, special mention being made
jof Mr. and Mrs. Pettigrew for their
j kindness in placing their home and
j grounds at the disposal of the society.
| Over $100.00 was realized for the
I ifl
Vancouver Exhibition, August 14th
to 19th. Office, Loo Building. Entries close August 2nd.
_ ;	 FOUR
Communications of interest should
be addressed to the "Society Editor,"
Sir Clifford Sifton, who has been in
England for several months, is expected home this month fur a short visit.
Lady Sifton will remain in England
for a while longer.
* * *
Major A. P. Proctor of No. 5 Canadian General Hospital, who returned
from Salonika a short time ago, and is
now at his summer home at Cadboro
Bay, Victoria, was the guest of honor
last Friday afternoon at a reception
held at the Alexandra Club by the
wives of a number of the officers of
the unit who went from Victoria. Afternoon tea was served, and thos-.-
present seized the opportunity to talk
with Major Proctor about their relatives. Afterwards he gave an informal talk. Among those who listened to his narrative of the B. C.
Base Hospital experiences at Salonika being some of the returned soldiers who are now at the military convalescent home at Esquimalt.
* * *
The girl telephone operators in
England have done work which places
them amongst the bravest. Some 25.-
000 girls have replaced men in telephone work. Unstinted praise vas
given thr.m recently when the subject
came up-at Hie Hous; i' Commons in
London. It is tlieir courage during
Zeppelin raids, which called forth the
remark: "When the Zeppelin raids
have been anticipated, sometimes
when they have been going on," said
. the member who was speaking, "the
women have come oul of their homes
to their work���even when bombs were
dropping. They have p'ayed an im-
porun' par: in the s-",icme of air-raid
���warnings, and have set a very good
example to the whole country. In
Dublin, when the bullets were flying
and the fires were raging, the women
stuck to their work in the exchange,
and it was due to them that communication was kept up and that wc
were able tc obtain "-lie military forces
which suppressed the rebellion."
HS.C *t��
The Women's Canadian Club of
Victoria has asked permission of the
school board to plant a row of trees
in front of the Victoria High School
in honor of the students of the school
who are serving tlieir country at the
* * *
The Duchess of Connaught on Saturday, accompanied by Miss Yorke
and Mrs. Barnard, went to the Royal
Jubilee Hospital in Victoria, where
she was met by Dr. Hasell, thc" resident medical officer; the president of
the hospital board, Mr. R. S. Day;
the chairman of the Women's Auxiliary, Mrs, Rhodes, and her officers;
and the lady superintendent, Miss
MacKenzie, the matron, and undergraduates* of the hospital. The visit
pasted only a short time, its purpose
being that Her Royal Highness, who
on her previous visit to Victoria had
gone over the Jubilee Hospital, might
visit the new maternity ward, which
has just recently been added. Before
going over to the new wing she was
presented by Mrs. Rhodes, on behalf
of the Women's Auxiliary, with a bouquet of white and red roses, the hospital   colors,   tied   with  ribbons     to
Melbourne and iu that choir Nellie
Armstrong, as she was popularly
known after her marriage to Captain
Armstrong, sang solos in the anthems long before she had made a
start on the road to world-fame. The
singer has undertaken to keep tu-o
convalescent soldiers at Coomfee Cot
tage, her house at I.ilydale, outside
oi Melbourne. It has been considered
worthy of mention that unlike many
prospective 'hostesses, she did not
specify any particular soldiers when
she visited thc base hospital, but left
it to the hospital authorities to choose
her guests.
(Thc Counts of Zollcrn. "r Hohenzollern, from whom the emperor of
Germany is descended, hud their seat
originally in southwestern Germany in
a territory known as Swabia. William
llauff (102-1827) the ureal Gc'rman
story-teller, has set down in bis tale
"Der Hirschgulden"  (The Stag-mint-
match. The maternity ward was visited under the ciceronage of Miss
MacKenzie, and great interest was
shown by the Duchess in all appointments of the nursery, diet-kitchen, operating room, etc. In the course of
the morning the Duchess visited the
Blue Cross rooms in Humboldt street.
As patron of the order she expressed
very great interest and sympathy in
the work, and noted with gratification
that such good work was being done
through tbe branch. Thc vice-regal
party on Friday afternoon motored to
the golf links at Colwood, two foursomes being made up among T. R. II.
the Duke and Duchess of Con naught,
the Princess Patricia, His Honor the
Lieutenant-Governor ami Mrs. Barnard, Mrs. Prior, Colonel James and
Colonel Stanton. Afterwards the
whole party went to Ilatley Park,
where they had tea. About twenty-
four were present at dinner at Go\-it.astle t)f Hohenzollern,
ernment House in thc evening.
The Hohenzollern Florin
burg, adding to it, however, the rich
city of Balingen.
Kuii'i rode away quietly, though he
wept inwardly to leave the place
where he had been burn and where
his mother lay buried. As soon as he
was installed in Stag-burg, he shamed
his   step-mother   and   noble   brothers
ed Florin) a story of the ancient house by giving full rein to his base procliv-
based on popular legends that still ities. There was not a poor person
are told in winter evenings by the whom he did not visit and help. He
simple folk of that part of Germany,  associated  with  learned  men   though
The site of the old castle is less than
7(1 miles from the battle-line in the
they   wore  rags.     Altogether  he  displayed himself as a thorough vulgarian.
However, the gentlemen of Ilohen-
In the part of beautiful Wurtemberg' zollern  and   Rogue-burg  had  a  rich
which   the   Germans   love   under   the   comfort,    Kuno was not at all strong,
name of Swabia, are the ruins of the i"I hope he'll follow our sainted father
once     the  soon," said  Wolf to his lady mother.
A most successful garden party was
held by the Scottish Daughters' League at the home of Mrs. G. Pettigrew.
1461 Burnaby street, in aid of the Red
Cross Society and benevolent funds.
The beautiful grounds were tastefully
laid off,'the decorations and electrical lights being quite a feature, and
the attractions were numerous, being
most ingenious and interesting and
creating much merriment. ' Several
.booths were erected throughout the
grounds, a brisk trade being done in
cakes, candies, ice-creams, flowers,
etc. Mrs. Deyos proved an expert card
reader and Miss Pettigrew created
much interest in her cup reading,
and the tea room was an institution
which was largely patronised. The
Scottish orchestra under the leadership of Mr. T. Shankie was in attend:
ancc and gave excellent music, also
a splendid programme of vocal and
instrumental items were given, those
assisting being Mrs. J. Eadie, Miss
Isdale, Miss Wardhaugh, Miss Jenny
Melville, Miss Nan Rttncie, Miss Wilson, Mr. Walter Wardhaugh, Corporal
McCulIough, Mr. J. Johnstone and Mr
W. Crann, Jr. Hearty votes of thanks
were accorded to all who had contributed to the success of the gathering, special mention being made of
Mr. and Mrs. Pettigrew for their kindness in placing their home and
grounds at the disposal of the society.
Over $100.00 was realised for the
* * *
Nellie Melba lost no time in getting
to work after her arrival in Australia,
after the first shock of her fathers
death, and she has been giving lessons to many students at thc Albert
Street Conservatory in Melbourne
ever since. When she stayed over at
Honolulu on her way home she picked up a young singer named Peggy
Center, who accompanied her to Melbourne, and is now studying with her
there. Temperamentally, the great
Australian songbird never suggests
the presence of Spanish blood in her
veins. Yet her mother was Spanish,
while her father was Scotch. For
many years David Mitchell sang in
the   choir  of   the   Scots'  Church   in
Sandy Says Wullie has Guid Cause tae
Dread a Defeat at the Polls
Do you ask for, and get, just a "loaf of bread," or do
you, like the wise, discriminating buyers, order
SMAX and
These are wholesome, nutritious���made in a modern,
sanitary bakery���in every detail as good bread as
conscientious effort can make them.
Every loaf crisp, tender, delicious���done to a turn.
If your grocer cannot supply you, phone Fairmont
443 and we'll get it to you prompt.
Bakers of Better Bread
Tnfctta combined with nitki- Ih one of the dominant notes of fnithloii'a lyre
this gay spring sens     The  enpe  collar trimmed  with  bands  of  serge, the
draped reveres, the nielnl liuekle nnd ihc full sleeves with the flaring- bell cuff,
are outstanding: features. ���
strongest burg in southwestern  Germany.
Many cetnuries ago, shortly after
gunpowder was invented, there was a
count of Zollern who had three sons���
Kuno, his first born, only son by his
first wife, and Wolf and Rogue, twin
sons by his second wife.
Kuno grieved the good old count
sadly. Instead of practicing the family virtues, he wasted his time in acquiring stupid knowledge, going even
so far as to learn reading and writing.
He hardly knew the use of a sword,
and his poor father felt humiliated
whenever he looked at him.
Wolf and Rogue were not guilty of
such unfilial conduct. Neither of them
could write his name, and they were
so far from being pacifists that they
treated each other like cat and dog
uniting in love only when some injury
was to be done to stupid Kuno.
Count of Zollern, delighted beyond
measure by the worthy bearing of the
twins, built two noble castles ou hills
in his domain, naming them Rogue-
burg and Stag-burg. These he ' intended to leave by will to the gallant
pair. His wife, however, beset him
with tears and wheedling. "Kuno,"
she said, "is immensely rich through
the wealth left him by his mother.
Her jewels alone are worth almost
this whole domain. Shall he have rich,
beautiful Hohenzollern also?"
"He is the, first born!'' growled the
honest count, but he yielded. When
his will was opened after his death, it
was found that Rogue had inherited
Rogue-burg, that Hohenzollern had
been left to Wolf and that to Kuno he
had  bequeathed  the  castle   of  Stag-
"Thcn, when Rogue and I divide his
property, we will sell you the jewels
"What?" exclaimed his mother. "Is
that my reward for obtaining Hohenzollern for you?" She turned to
Rogue. "You'll give me the jewels,
won't you?"
"The only thing that is given away,
lady mother," said Rogue, laughing,
"is death."
The three quarreled many times
thereafter over the spoils. Wolf and
Rogue both sent men to watch Stag-
burg and they agreed that the one
who learned first of Kuno's death
should fire all his cannon,*, in reward
for which he was to have the privilege
of selecting the best wines from the
castle cellars.
Kuno's faithful squire learned of the
sordid compact, and Kuno, hoping that
it was not true, ordered him to ride
out and announce that he was dying.
As soon as the squire told the false
news to the watchers, they galloped
headlong each to his master's castle,
and presently the mountains rang
with the cannonading from both
Before, the. guns had ceased smoking, Wolf and Rogue both were riding to. Stag:burg, each fearing that
the other might take more than his
share. They met at the drawbridge
and clattered into the courtyard together. Their brother was standing
at a window.
"From this time," said he, "all bonds
of kinship between us are dissolved.
Leave my grounds.at once, or you
shall learn how we shoot at Stag-
(Continued  on  page 8)
Weel freens, things are commencin'
tae come oor wey a bitty noo in connection wi' the war.
I ken maist o' yae are like mysel
���never had ony true doobts as tae
the ultimate ootcome, an' hard though
some o' the trials we ha'e went
through, there wis never a meenit we
gien bridle tae the thocht that we
wudnie come oot tap dug.
If we ever had ony thochts that wey
a fellie only required tae look at the
casualty lists an' read a letter frae
some o' oor brave lads that had been
wounded tae unnerstaun the speerit
that wis animatin' thc common rank
an' file. Kitchener micht bc deed but
the' speerit o' unbounded optimism*
be inspired in his fe-llie countrymen
durin' his lifetime '11 long remain ���
an' that's the speerit that's gaun tae
win the war.
When the history o' the war comes
tae bc written, the battles, bluidy an'
terrible as they were, '11 fade intae
insignificance beside the titanic feat
performed by Kitchener���five millyin
sodgers oot o' raw material in eich-
teen months. Are wc downhearted?
* * *
Weel freens, if we cannie gae tae
the front, we can at least dae oor wee
bit tae help at hame, an' the Lor' kens
we hae a big enough job here. The
fellies that are fechtin' oor battles
in France an' Flanders are deservin'
o' oor very best, an' it wud be a cryin'
shame if, on their return, they fund
the same bunch o' peanut politeesh-
ians in power as when they left. They
talk aboot haundin' oot pre-emptions
for them when they come back���it
strikes me that what thc sodgers '11
dae when they return is tae put the
whole miserable crew on some preemption awa up the country an' keep
them there. We wud sUne hear them
As yae are a' pretty weel aware by
noo, the Provincial Elections in B. C.
has been fixed for the 14th September,
an' it's the honest hope o' every true
British Columbian, be he Scotch, English or Irish, no forgcttin' even the
native sons, that oor local Kaiser '11
be dealt sic a tremendous slap on the
snout that he'll wish he had volunteered for active service, or that he
had never left his little back room awa
back on the other side o' the continent. For, truth tae tell, freens, if we
manage tae get that Wee Fellie oot
o' office owre in Victoria this time.
I dinnie'think we'll ever be bothered
wi'  him  ony mare.
The gang that represented the citizens o' British Columby (loud laughter) in the last legislature were a
sorry bunch, an' despite a' thc bunkum an' bull that Wnllie's peddlin'
the 'noo aboot oor glorious prospects
in the future���we, the workers an' producers, ken darned fine that we've
got tae rid oorsels o' the vermin afore
we can hope tae cure tlje disease o'
stagnation under whose heavy liaun'
the province is stlfferin'.
The Wee Fellie's makin' desperate
efforts tae get back tae power. At
thc time o' writin' he's stumpin' the
country (at oor expense, of course)
in a vain attempt tae mak the electors
believe that he's a saicond Emperor
William wi' the same divine power attached, specially sent frae heaven (if
he wud tell the truth for yince an' no'
mix the twa places) tae lead the province oot o' the era o' debauchery
Dicky the First had led it intae, an
that he had noo formed a "Business
Government" (gee whiz) tae bring
aboot a state o' prosperity in the
Weel, Wnllie's ha'en a pretty mixed
reception in his tour up country, an'
frae the reports o' his meetin's in
the subsidized press, it's plain tae be
seen that his audiences are very critical. The tone o' the Wee Fellie's replies wud show that he's often times
tempted tae tell his tormentors, as he
telt Cole, the Indian, "tae get tae hell
Hooever, if there's onything Wnllie's blessed wi'���it's a tremendous
amount o' gall. I'm oftentimes tempted tae think the Wee Fellie's got a'
slate off his tap, that he can go aboot
tryin' tae mak ordinary, common .folk
believe what he is sayin'.
But like ither' loonies, he has a
method tae his madness. A defeat at
the comin' election wud mean that the
Wee Fellie wud hat tae resign office.
That wud be a bad peel for Wullie
tae swallow, jist when he had visions
o' bein' ca'd tae London an' comin'
back wi a wee tin sword at his side,
as the Hon. (?) Sir William Bowser
(cheese it!)
But, freens, there's anither reason
���an' the real reason���why Wullie's
pittin' up sic a desperate fecht, an'
why he'll stop at naethin' in his attempt tae cling tae office.
It's my honest belief that if a majority o' the oppisishun get back (an'
I'll pawn my kilts if they dinnie)
there's gaun tae be revelashuns besides which Price Ellison's kye, Dr.
Young's coal shares, an' ither sic like
things '11 look like Sunday Schule
If it's for naethin' else but the Do-
minyin Trust jobbery, Wullie should
ha'e been out o' office long ago. He
wis the villain in that piece, an' he has
never made ony honest attempt tae
deny it.
Wullie's never mentioned Domin-
yin Trust iu ony o' his "speeches" in
the upper country, an' I've! nae doobt
he's tryin' tae lull himsel intae the idea
that the folk ha'e forgot a' aboot the
Mad that despicable piece o cowardly political treachery been perpetrated
in ony ither place than B. C, the man
responsible for the passin' o' the legislation that enabled it tae be cairrietl
oot wud ha'e been behind the prison
bars months ago.
I'll gie yae the Wee Fellie's ain
words, in case yae think I'm over-
statin'. Interviewed by a committee
o' depositors, Bowser said: "I told
my departmental solicitor to go to
thc Private Bills Committee an' inform them that the bill wis ultra vires
(not legal), but be came back an' said
that the Private Bills Committee were
all 'lined up' by W. R. Arnold." In
answer tae a further questyin by yae
member o' the committee o' depositors as tae why he hadnie opposed the
bill on the floor o' the hoose, he
knowin' it tae be illegal, the Wee
Fellie replied: "Well, you know what
that would have meant���a defeat of
the Government."
Here wis the heid law officer o' the
croon���the man we peyed tae see that
the laws that were put on the statute
books were just an' legal, deliberately
stealiu' a millyin an' a half dollars
frae his ain fellie citizens that had elected him tae his public office.
Noo, freens, yae often read o' a puir
wretch gettin' three year in the pen
for stealin' a loaf o' bread or a bag
o' Rogers' sugar���yet here wc ha'e
the spectacle o' thc heid o' the polis
force in British Columby takin' the
major pairt in wan o' the cruellest
robberies ever planned, appealin' for
the suffrages o' the people he stole
Naw, Wullie, the Dominyin Trust's
noo deid���by a long shot. In the
meantime the depositors are markin*
time until they see hoo tlieir case
'11 come oot afore the Privy Cooncil���
hut, Wullie, they dinnie intend tae
forget your pairt in it. As faur as
they're concerned, yaer number's up.
Yours through the heather,
Special Prize Given for Best Loaf of
Home Made Bread���Vancouver Exhibition Association
A special prize has been offered by
the Western Canada Flour Mills, Ltd.,
for the best loaf of home-made bread
made from "Purity Flour" by any nonprofessional. To each entry form
there should be attached a purchase
slip for at least one 49-lb. sack of Purity Flour, purchased within thirty.^
days of the Exhibition, which coniM/
menc.es on August 14th. The entry
fee is ten cents and the special prizes
offered for loaves made with the
above flour are $15 as first prize, and
$10 as second prize. All loaves to
weigh approximately 1 1-2 lbs.
Keen interest was shown in this
feature at our last Exhibition, and the
Western Canada Flour Mills have repeated their offer as an added attraction to our Household Art display.
We hope that as many as possible will
take advantage of this generous offer.
Vancouver Exhibition, August 14th
to 19th. Office, Loo Building. Entries close August 2nd.' SATURDAY. TULY 29, 1916
Primarily, look for healthy security and buy from a responsible
Company that has i:arefully_scrutinized the investment.
Second, consider tbe interest returns.
The safeguards of a true investment can be easily verified. The
B. C. Municipal Bonds wc handle are a charge on all properties
within each respective municipality. They yield from 6'.'> per
cent, to 7H per cent.   Consult our Bond Dept. in person or by letter.
Canadian Financiers Trust Company
Head Office: 839 Hastings Street West, Vancouver, B.C.
PATRICK DONNELLY, General Manager.
Northern Securities Limited
Established 1906
Seymour 1574
We can offer you, subject to prior sale and rise in price, small lots
of from $500 up in gilt-edged Provincial and Municipal Debentures, to
yield 5 per cent, and over. A splendid opportunity for the small
Excelsior Life Insurance Company
Head Office: Toronto
F. J. Gillespie,
Provincial Manager
M. J. Gillespie,
Provincial Inspector
This old line Company has $1.50 for every dollar of liability.
Our policies are approved by the Dominion Government. The rates
are no higher than other Companies.   "Safety First" is our motto.
Straight and Quick���the B. C. Telephone^ Line--to almost any point.
You need only stretch your hand to
your telephone���the whole country is
within your reach.
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C. E. Jtnney, Q. A. P. D,
Phone: Sey. ���134
W. G. Connolly. C. P. F. A.
S21 Granville Strtst
As announced early in the vear. tin-j
IJ .minion  will  float  a  domestic  war '
; loan  of probably $100,000,000,  at an
early date, the terms of the loan are!
not yet made public but the rate will I
probably be 5 per cent., and it is pos-j
jsible  that  denominations  may  be  as'
small as $100,  to  give  iln-  small  investor  an   opportunity  to  participate
|and at the same time perform a patri-'
jotic act in helping to finance the great j
jwar. The subscription list .vill bc op- ���
ened early in September, and'advertisements will appear next week- in all
; Canadian newspapers.
The   advertisements   will   not   givej
any information  as  to  the  terms of I
I the   loan,   which   will   be   announced I
later, but will be in the nature of an!
PI appeal   to   Canadian   people   to   hold
themselves   in   readiness  to  subscribe
for the loan.
No doubt the advertisements are
also intendr ' to check the flow -if
Canadian money into foreign war
bonds, which are now being freely
offered to our people by' American
financial houses. Judging by the enormous accumulation of capital in our
banks, the new war loan will meet
with complete success.
"North by West in the Sunlight"
Eight Vessels "8" in Regular Service
Apply to our Publicity Department for brochures "Outward Bound"
and "Xorth by West In the Sunlight,"- and particulars on Special Fares,
Hotel Accommodation and Tariffs, etc.
Take Car to Columbia Avenue Phone Seymour 306
The above title is given to the Com
mission appointed by the Dominion
Government to examine into and report on the conditions of the Grand
Trunk Pacific, Canadian Northern,
and other lines. The Government
has appointed men most eminently
suited for this heavy task. The board
is composed of Sir Henry Drayton,
chairman of the Board of Railway
Commissioners for Canada, whose
work has brought him into close touch
with railroad affairs in the Dominion;
Mr. Alfred H. Smith, pfejidenUof the
New York Central lines, and Sir
George Paish, the eminent British
On the report of these commissioners will depend the final policy of
the Government as regards our complex railroad situation, and whether
the Dominion will embark on national ownership of at least several of our
great trunk lines, or in the alternative,
how they may be properly financed.
* * *
Economists are now asking if money has depreciated in value since
the outbreak of the war. There can
be little doubt that it has and it may j
be that in this manner may be explained some of the financial phenomena
observable at the present time. For
instance, how can it possibly bc that
we are more prosperous in, spite of
the destruction being brought about
by the war? Xo one worth talking
to, of course, would dispute that war
is destruction���destruction of stored
up wealth and visible objects, such as
bridges and buildings, and destruction
or waste of thc wealth producing po-j
wers of soldiers while they are under ,
arms as well as of all those whose energies, instead of being exercised in
the production of useful objects
known as wealth, are directed towards
the production of war material, the
end of which is to destroy wealth.
And yet it might almost be said, if one
were to observe only isolated fads,
that wealth .has increased during this
the most costly war of all time. The
United States has been able to perform prodigies of finance as a result
of the profits her industries have ]
made from the war. Never before has
the United States seemed so rich,
and never before has she seemed to'
have so much money to spend. Never
before has she paid such high wages
and never before have fortunes been
heaped up so quickly.
It might be said in reply that the
United States has reaped all the profits of the war. To say this, however,
would not be to slate the case correctly, because precisely the same remarks would apply, with necessary
modifications to Canada. It is a well
known fact that in Canada the deposits, known as savings deposits, in
chartered banks, are enormously larger than ever before and month after
month these reach high records. A-
long with this has gone new high records in the matter of bank clearings
throughout practically the whole Dominion. Scores of companies which in
normal times were glad to show earnings of ten to fifteen per cent, on
their capital are now considered out
of thc running unless they show earnings of many times that amount. Canadian applications for loans are favorably regarded abroad where formerly they received scant consideration.
Canadians themselves have oversubscribed one hundred per cent, a domestic loan for $50,000,000, so that the
loan was made $100,000,000. Two
months from now, another similar
loan will bc offered and it is certain
that it also will be taken. Meantime, Canada has financed $100,000.-
000 on account of war orders placed
here by tbe Allies. Yet, before the
war, Canada was considered to be in
a very bad way financially.
If again it bc urged that Canada
was particularly fortunate, along with
the United States, in obtaining these
orders which accomplished such wonders for her and if it be thought that
such conditions do not prevail elsewhere amongst the beligerents, once
more we have the right to offer the
contrary view. Great Britain, while
attending to her own financing and
paying for a large proportion of the
v/a\r expenditure, has financed her
Allies to the tune of $2,000,000,000.
Meantime, her debt has increased enormously. Prior to the war, her national debt was said to be about $3,-
500,000,000; early this year it had
grown to $11,155,000,000. A century
ago the debt was $4,500,000,000, at
which time thc income of the people
of Great Britain was estimated at
$1,500,000,000. Today the income of
her people is estimated at $12,500,000,-
000. So that while the debt lias increased to 14-5 per cent, in a century
the income has increased 833 per cent.
A century ago the debt represented
36 per rent, of the estimated wealth
of the people, whereas today it represents bul  \2 per Cent, of it.
It is difficult to go farther afield.
conditions in the "tlu-r nations being
less understood . l-'rom newspaper
talk and from the number of orders
being placed by Russia and the evident desire of industrial concerns to
obtain further orders, it would appear
that Russian credit is little worse
than it was a year or so ago, when
orders first began offering from that
country. In Germany, wdiere conditions arc commonly assumed to be at
the breaking point, the financial statements of many concerns go to show-
extraordinary profits. Apparently all
thc war loans offered arc being taken
readily enough.   Much the same news
is beard of Italy and of France, while
France and Russia are apparently not
experiencing any particular trouble
in securing loans from the United
* * *
A divine is looked upon as cash
by a banker. The passing of a cheque
from one hand to another to discharge
an obligation mean-, that the one has
in effect handed over so much cash,
but finds it inconvenient to carry money on his person and so resorts to
the cheque. When a cheque is signed, is presented to a bank, and ii returned marked n.S.f., it means -.imply
that the drawer is trying to shortchange some one. So tliat the attempt
of the Canadian Credit Men's Trust
Association to make the issue of a
cheque of that nature a criminal offence is common  sense.
The Bank of Montreal lias opened
an office at Camp Borden, Ontario,
The branch will be in charge of Mr.
E. Pitt for the present, with the title
of acting manager.
* * *
Toronto reports to Bradstreet's say
that  certain  wholesale dealers  report'
a temporary seasonable lull in trade. |
The same men, however, speak of the I
volume of sales this year to date as
well ahead of 1915.    They state also
that   fall   orders  promise     to   exceed
those of a year ago.
* * *
Montreal reports to Braiistreet's
say that business conditions are.al-gut
normal. Statements from concerns
operating on war orders continue
good, showing increases ill sales and
The Province of Quebec has i-na.t-
ed legislation which went into effect
on March 16th, requiring all insurance agents to be residents of thc
province, with certain exceptions.
The sections of the Act are as lo!
"No insurance agent shall do bits'
ness as such in this province  who i
not a bona fide resident of the province.
"Nevertheless the provisions of the
first paragraph of this article shall
not apply to an agent residing in any
other province whose laws permit a-
gents residing in this province to do
business in such other province on the
same terms and conditions as resident thereof.
"The words 'Insurance Agent,' in
this section shall include an acknowledged agent, sub-agent or any person, firm or corporation who shall,
on behalf of any insurance company,
in any manner transact the business
of insurance by negotiating for or
placing risks, or delivering policies, or
collecting premiums, but shall not include the officers and salaried employees of any insurance company
who do not receive commissions, nor
the agents or representatives of mutual   benefit  associations."
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Hastings St. E., and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C.
wanted  to clean and repair at the
factory, 438 RICHARDS STREET.
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Through their representative
going to the War, the famous
Australian firm of Trewhellas
want to immediately quit 6
(SIX) of their world-renowned
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$150   EACH   CASH
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In  Ihe   fighting   In   France  and  Belgium,  the  niiliin-  ot ihc Conflict obviates the necessity for cavalry at  present,
bnt In  the campaign* In  Egypt and other thentres of the present (treat war, the mounted men are getting an opportunity.    Thc picture sIiiiim some British cavalry patrols discovering some ancient hatha, while In pursuit of the Arabs
In Western Egypt, where ��� complete success by the Imperl il Forces was announced a few days ago.
Tickets on sale daily,
June 1 to September
30, 1916.
Return limit three
months, not to exceed
October 31.
For full
particulars apply
to any
C. P. R.
���Mkssaai SIX
Bicycle Notes & Wanderings
By   Rover
Chevalier Rene de Knyff, speaking
in the name of the French Automobile
Club at the majority dinner of the
Pneumatic Tyre Co., said that "while
Dtinlop was the creator of thc tyre,
they knew from experience that the
merit or an invention is not sufficient to place it in the position that
it deserves, It was necessary to find
at the right moment a man full of energy anil ardor, who would devote
not only his intelligence and his experience but his faith in the success
of the invention. Mr. llarvet du Cros
was the man who hail placed himself
in the forefront of the pneumatic tyre
Single-handed, not even a tireless
"push-and-go" man like Mr. II. du
Cros could have succeeded in starting
a business with $10,000 capital and
selling it within seven years for $3,-
000,000   cash!     Du   Cros     right-hand
tyred bicycle against ordinaries (high
bicycles I at  Keimiiigtoii Oval.
Curious it is, though not the leas;
astonishing, that the eight-year old
lad who used to he taken to the gymnasium on the step of his father's
bicycle is now Sir Arthur du Cms,
Member of Parliament for Hastings.
He is the image of his faiher, and has
followed him in every footstep. He
succeeded his parent in the wholesale
paper business, then as M.I'., and latterly has many public duties apart
from those connected with parliament.
Ile is a keen volunteer, being Hon.
Colonel of the 8th Battalion Royal
Warwickshire Regiment, has helped
in recruiting and raised and presented
to the War Office three complete convoys of motor ambulances for active
serviie. At present he holds an honorary appointment in the Ministry
of  .Munitions.
plate, referred with pride to his son's
services���the most touching passage
in a great speech. "This gift," he
said, "will be dearer to me than anything else I possess. I am sure you
can understand what a pleasure it will
be to my sons, who have supported
me so loyally and with so much affection in the efforts to establish this
industry, sacrificing their own feelings
and going to live in foreign countries
for years to my temporary distress."
A fine picture of filial devotion and
! parental joy I
Many personal  tributes  have  been
paid  to the new  baro.net    J   cannot
���peak as to his political or commercial services, but  I spent many years
I with him both in the Old Country and
|the States; but I do know something
I of the qualities of the du Cros boys
las  sportsmen.    Well do  I  remember,
'perhaps one of the novel competitions
three  of the boys took  part  in���this
was a camel race down the  Midway
Plaisance at the big Chicago Exposition, and for once in a way the writer
finished ahead of the du Cros brothers,
but  it  was only  by  the  length  of  a
* * *
Individually, Sir Arthur du Cros as
a sportsman alone deserves every bit
whose names will always be honorably remembered in the world of
wheel sport, and though he was not
quite the racing quality of Arthur and
Harvey, he was a good man on the
path, and always well liked. All his
friends will be very glad to know of
his real honor, for it seems to some
of us that that cass of work with all
its perils and hard and trying labor, is
among the very best of the high services which are being rendered in such
a gallant profusion to the country at
the present time.
The Victorian Order of Nurses of
South Vancouver Hold Successful
Garden Party
The Garden Farty given by the Victorian Order of Nurses of South Vai:-
mver Saturday alien on was well
attended and a handsome sum was
realised. This will be used in connection with the relief work of the order.
Mrs. Kerr gave the use of her beautiful home on 19th Avenue. Mrs. D.
Woosnam was in charge of the refreshments. A very de'.'p-htful luncheon was scrve-'l. Mrs. Robert Cavers
was convenor of thc affair and assisting her was Mrs. W. W. Harvey,
candy booth; Mrs. A .N. Young, assisted by Miss Givins, while Mrs. McDowell and Mrs. A. C. Hunter looked
after the kiddies. Mr. D. M. Stewart
gave a very instructive and interesting
lecture on phrenology. Mr. Stewart is
an expert phrenologist, and read many heads during the afternoon, to the
delight of the ladies particularly. A
very excellent musical programme
was arranged. Miss Ralph gave a
violin solo, Mr Genrpi; Hogg also
contributed a nu Tiber, Others contributing were Miss Orr, Mrs. Bailey.
Mrs. Samson, Mrs. Md-'herson, and
Mr. and Misses Kennedy. The Mick-
elthwaite Family Orchestra was in
attendance throughout the afternoon
and evening. The ladies wish to thank
every one who helped them make il
such a success.   *
For some time It hna been almost Impossible to get ship* to curry lumber, and It looks like old times to sec
three at the Haatlnga Mill, the Golden Gate loading one nnd a quarter million fret and the Glenshee, 800,000 feet, both
for South Africa, and the Philippine, 800,000 feet for FIJI.
men were his sons, six of them, and
it is with them that this article is
chiefly concerned. In their father
lay the secret of tlieir success; he was
as much an elder brother as parent;
and their athletic and commercial achievements were due to his untiring
tuition. The father was an athlete
himself, and those who know him only
as the silk-hatted, morning-coated
chairman of the Dunlop Tyre Co., little dreamed that he could walk on his
hands, stand on his head, and throw
somersaults and handsprings as gracefully and easily as he could address a
shareholders meeting. All his sons
inherited his sporting procliviti'es, and
r,ll became prominent in various sports
particularly in cycle racing. They
were speedy riders on the road and
track, and a trio of thc brothers occasionally filled thc first three places
in a race. Naturally they were anxious to secure anything that would
improve their pace, fast as it was on
their solid rubber tyres, .ind the
pneumatic could not have been submitted to more receptive minds, or
been better pushed iu hostile circles
���trade, sport and pastime. ���
Arthur, the third of the family, was
the speediest of the lot, and had a
brilliant career on thc path. He was
only fourteen years of age when hi;
won every hill-climbing competition
in Ireland for which he entered.
Championships, challenge cups, and
all manner of distinctions came his
way in succeeding years, and amongst
his experience was a proposal to hold
races with Arthur du Cms barred
(he was then practically invincible),
two decisive beatings by Zimmerman,
in Paris, and thc Surrey Club's refusal
to   allow  him   to   ride   a   pneumatic-
Is Your Good Health
Worth the Price of a
Bicycle to You?
Then give me ten minutes of
your time to tell you the advantage of riding one of .my PARAGON bicycles.
The details of the Paragon,
have been carefully considered
by myself after many years of
study, both as a practical mechanic, an ardent tourist, and
a successful path and road racer.
An initial cost of $37.50 is
better than endless doctors bills.
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The new baronet is a sportsman to
the backbone. True, he motors more
than he cycles nowadays, but his
tastes remain distinctly catholic. All
that tends to physical development obtains his support, contests that are
likely to produce supremacy in some
particular branch of sport probably
most of all.
Within thc last week or two he has
offered a $6,500. belt for a world's
heavy weight boxing championship, to
benefit the "Sportsmen's War Fund.
Only recently he brought Wells,
Wilde, Driscoll, "Digger" Stanley,
Syd Smith, and oth'er champions to his
place at Canon's Park, to give a display before over 200 wounded soldiers. In pre-war days Sir Arthur
devoted considerable time to the Territorials, and it is not generally known
that he offered special facilities to
'Terriers" employed in the Dunlop
Company's huge factories in Birmingham to attend the training camps
without loss of money or holidays.
Mr. Alfred du Cros, besides being a
fast sprinter, was a grand trick rider,
and could give a professional a lesson. Harvey Junior's specialty was
one mile handicaps. Fred, William
and George were all good at various
distances, and the brothers have been
known to appropriate all the prizes
in more than one event.
+ * #
Messrs. W. and G��� besides selling
motor cars, and running huge motor
cab services, are interested in other
concerns. Not the least exciting is
the war. Both are captains, and have
been at the front for months, working
gratitously with a fleet of motor ambulances towards the lessening of human suffering.
* * ��
Mr. Harvey, junior, has also large
interests in various cycle and motor
companies, most of which claim him
as a director. Mr. Alfred is the secretary of the Dunlop Company, and
Mr. Fred (his twin brother) has likewise made his mark in the tyre world
All have travelled extensively and
helped to build up the Dunlop business abroad. Mr. du Cros, senior, at
the coming-of-age banquet of the
company in 1909, at which he was presented with a magnificent service of
of the honor he has obtained and the
great success he has achieved. The
sport and healthier side of cycling
and racing in particular benefitted by
his participation. It can always be
claimed for him by his friends that
he was a gentleman of the first quality on the track, taking his many remarkable victories modestly, and his
few defeats with good grace and a
never failing admiration for the men
who beat him. There was always
something quiet, refined, and almost
gentle about his demeanour and'style,
and there was never a bigger favorite
with thc public, who seldom fail to recognise talent of the kind that he in
variably illustrated. Who will forget
his appearance at thc Aston Track on
the occasion of the Sport and Play
Whitsuntide meeting in 1890? -It was
the first time the Midland public had
seen the pneumatic -tyre in competition, and the manner in which Arthur
and Harvey du Cros and tlieir "balloon" tyred machines swept thc board
that sdnsational day is often talked
about in sporting circles after all these
years. They afterwards generously
lent tlieir machines to Herbert Laurie, and A. G. Fcntiman, and these two
able riders immediately knocked spots
off the three mile record, and made
hacksk of several first-raters who
were riding solids, to thc huge delight
of the spectators. There are other
episodes in the racing career of Arthur du Cros which I could enumerate,
cvery one of which did him infinite,
credit, and my own remembrance of
him will always recur as that of a
very perfect and gallant Knyghte"
in thc-sporting world, and who is a
fitting man for the title and honors
which so well become him. May his
years be long in the land, and full of
serene happiness.
��� * *
Captain William du Cros was men
tioned in Sir Douglas Haig's despatch
recently for efficient services rendered. He has been at the front for
over a year supervising the transport
in motor ambulances of wounded soldiers from the fighting line to the
field and base hospitals, and has done
most valuable and humane work during all that time. Captain William du
Cros  is  one  of  a- band  of brothers
Here is an interesting letter from
a man at Trail, B. C, who is evidently
a Brewster supporter. The epistle is
typical of a score of letters received
at THE STANDARD office during
the past fortnight, dealing with the
political situation throughout the interior:
Box 264, Trail, B. C.
22nd July, 1916.
Vancouver, B. C.
"Friend George,���Just a few lines
to let you know that I am still alive
and much concerned over the condi
tion of affairs in Vancouver as quoted in the government press.
"The hopeful rays of the SUN find
rest in this far distant Liberal fold,
and say, George, how about your
worthy publication? Either mail us
a copy for the Association, weekly, or
send one to me and charge me for it.
"Mike Sullivan is candidate for the
Liberals  in  this  riding,  and  we  are
Prince Henry, the third son of the King of England, Is a regular boy, and
at the Eton College games recently he proved his mettle by coming well up
In several events. The picture shows a typical "bobby" offering to help young
Henry on with Ills sweater after a tight finish to one of-the events, but rhe-
lad declined his asslstnnee.
going after James Schofield, past
M. P., hard, and what is more, George,
we have his goat. The Tories here
are going blink over 'School Board.'
"By some peculiar freak of diversification in thc several Liberal attendants at the yearly membership meeting, they elected me president
(groans), and by Harry, I have some
some business owing to the fact that
there are so many newcomers here.
We have to hunt to locate our supporters for Mike. Our policy is first
Mike, then planks, then elect him.
We are going to have the great and
glorious privilege of listening to Mr.
Bowser tomorrow evening. We expect to have sonic pleasant questions
to ask him.
"Any information that you may
wish regarding Trail and surrounding
district I will try to gather for you,
and esteem it a pleasure, and any remarks regarding tlie present campaign
let them for our candidate. I desire
no publicity in connection with this.
I wish I were in Vancouver now for
this fight.
"Yours sincerely,
Vancouver Exhibition, August 14th
to 19th. Office, Loo Building. Entries close August 2nd.
Keeping it Dark
All the passengers in the railway
carriage with one exception wore
some form of war badge. A stranger
only was undecorated. A fussy badge-
wearer remarked:
"I see, sir, that you are the only
one not engaged in some form of war
"I prefer to be quite unostentatious
about what I do."
"What is your war work?" continued the inquisitive one.
"Sir, I am a German spy; but I do
not care to make my occupation too
public."���Manchester Guardian.
* * *
Coal a la Carte, etc.
With most of us the grim necessity
of purchasing coat is no joke. Y'et o
Boston man found at a coal emporium
in that city a chap who managed to
infuse a degree of facetiousness into
thc transaction.
"How much is chestnut coal?" timidly inquired the prospective customer.
"That depends." said the salesman.
"A la carte, it's $8: bul de sac, it will
cost you 50 cents extra."
Mr. J. N. Smith is in town Tror*.
Agassiz for a few days a guest at the
Hotel Vancouver.
Here Are the Standard-Bearers for 1916
Below will be found THE STANDARD'S tabulated list of all the constituencies which have nominated
their candidate for the coming provincial parliamentary elections, along with the names of the gentlemen who
are to represent their different parties.
Alberni   ..
Cariboo   ..
Columbia .
Comox ...
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Fort George 	
Grand Forks  	
North Okanagan  .
South Okanagan ..
New Westminster
North ancouver  ..
South Vancouver .
H. C. Brewster
Frank Mobley
J. Yorston
E. D. Harrow
K. Duncan
John   Piuckam
Hugh Stewart
Dr. J. If. King
A. D. Patterson
John   Oliver
A. W. McCurdy
G. A. Gaskell
A. I. Fisher
Dr. J. D. McLean
J.' E.  Thompson
M. B.Jackson
F. W.  Anderson
John  Keen
J. B. Bryson
A. M. Johnson
Wm.  Sloan
Dr.  K. McDonald
Leslie  V.   Rogers
David Whiteside
A. M. Manson
Dr. Sutherland
W. D. Willson
G. G. McGeer
F. A. Pauline
R. S. Conkling
T. D. Pattulo
Chas.  F.  Nelson
Mayor Hanes
J. W. Weart
Michael  Sullivan
Ralph Smith
M.  A,  Macdonald
P.  Donnelly
Dr. Mcintosh"
J. S. Cowper
J. W. deB. Farris
H. C. Brewster
John Hart
George Bell
H. C. Hall
Joseph Walters
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J.   G.   C.   Wood
H. X. McDonald
J. A. Fraser
W. D. Mack en
W. H.  Hayward
Dr. Taylor
M. Manson
T. D. Caven
F. J. Mackenzie
W. J.  Manson
R. H. Pooley
W. R. Ross
J.  R  Jackson
E. Miller
W. W.  Foster
J. P. Shaw
Neil Mackay
Archie   McDonald
Dr. W. O. Rose
A. E. Planta
Price Ellison
Mayor Jones
Dr. Dier
F. M. Dockrill
Hon. T. Taylor
L. A. Campbell
W. J. Baird
D. M. Eberts
L. W. Shatford
Win. Manson
W. Hunter
G. H. Morden
Rev. Boulton
Jas. A. Schofield
W. J. Bowser
C. E. Tisdall
F. W. Welsh
Walter Leek
A. H. Macgowan
Thos. Duke
Alex. Lucas
Socialist, Lab. or Independent
H. W. Maynard
J. A. Macd'onald (Soc.
John Mclnnes (Soc.1
T. P. O'Connor (Soc.)
Jack Place (Soc.)
Parker Williams (Soc.)
E. T. Kingsley (Soc.)
VV. Bennett (Soc.)
Ernest Burns (Soc.)
J.  Harrington  (Soc.)
J. Sidaway (Soc.)
C.  Lestor  (Soc.1'
VV. A. Pritehard (Soc.*)
J. Kavanagh iSoc.1
W. W. Lefeaux (Soc.)
J. H. Hawthornthwaite (S?oc)
P. Williams  fSoe.1
Dr. E. A. Hall (Ind; Lib.) SATURDAY. JULY 29, 1916
American Sinn Fein
Would Rule or Ruin
Absolute Power of Government by Labor Unions, for
Labor Unions and of Labor Unions Is Its Demand
in the Special Interest of a Privileged Class.
In thejunt "Black and White"
(Herewith we reprint a remarkable protest againsl the
aggression of organized labor. It presents the point of
view of thc American factory owner, and while not necessarily agreeing with Mr. Nimmo's expressions, we print
the article as a matter of interest to all classes.��� Editor
IRELAND'S woes are not so far away as the broad Atlantic seems to place them. We have our own Sinn Fein.
Like thc British, we watch it grow and arm; and perhaps, like them, we desperately resolve that remedies are
hopeless. We have seen the shooting start in Ireland and
an ancient city sacked, and blood again upon the sod of
Erin amid weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth. To
what purpose? That a organisation with the battle cry
"For Ourselves'' shall not prove greater than the government tinder which it lives, and that loyal Irishmen, Catholic and Protestant, north and south, shall not be subjected
to the will of a group whose methods and whose doctrines
they do not countenance. What shall we see in America?
There is no race or religion behind America's Sinn
Fein. There are no wrongs that cannot be righted without
rebellion against American law and order. Such minor
history of oppression as may offer pretext for the overturning of American democracy belongs to an epoch that is
past, and is written in terms of liberty and equality and
opportunity more liberal than will be found in the history
of any other country on earth. The Sinn Fein of America
has nothing left to ask but the absolute power of government by labor unions, for labor unions, and of labor unions. And this it demands, not in the name of patriotism,
but in the special interest of a privileged class, yet with no
other battle cry than "For Ourselves."
Xo interference from state or nation will be brooked
by Mr. Gompers or his American Federation of Labor or
his Federal Commission on Industrial Relations. No governmental agency will be permitted to mediate, conciliate,
or arbitrate in labor troubles. Mr. Gompers resents the establishment of a commission in Colorado, for instance, with
power to investigate industrial disputes in which labor
unions arc concerned, on the ground that "their safety and
their welfare depend on their maintaining their economic
power and economic organization wholly tinder their own
To make sure lhat union control of American industry
will not be questioned, his Federal Commission recommends that employers' associations and labor unions be organized nationally for the purpose of considering wages,
hours of work, and any other such questions as may come
before them: but lhal any agreements they reach shall not
be enforceable at law, and that as organizations they shall
be exempt from civil suits. It has happened frequently
enough that a labor union has refused to live up to its agreement with an employer, but this is the first time such mischievous repudiation has been officially offered as a legitimate principle of government.
Tn supplement this power for trouble-making the Federal Commission would make every form of strike legitimate, legalize boycotting, restrict employment to members
of the unions, and at thc same time deprive any member
of his right of legal redress against thc union.
And now the labor union press, always hostile to
city police and national guards and state constabularies, is
encouraging the organization of union rifle companies, lo
the end, as one of them boldly puts it, "that organized labor will be able to protect itself when the time comes." To
protect itself from what? To protect itself against government officers eecuting the decree of a court for tlie defense
of private property, for the maintenance of public rights,
or for the preservation of law and order. This is the Sinn
Fein of America, and this its determination ��� to ruin if it
cannot rule.
Shall we let it rule? Perhaps it would be cheaper.
Peace at any price is not unpopular in America today. Besides, if we follow a do.-nothing policy much further we will
have no choice in the matter other than to surrender the
rights of freemen. We did not take s olong to clip the
.inlaws of putocracy. We are not so much disturbed by la
If we believe that no man should be allowed to work
until he joins the union, if we believe that no man should
be allowed to work if the union expels him, if we believe
that the union should be empowered to dictate wages and
hours in all industry, if we believe that the union should
Hot be expected to work under the schedule of wages and
hours it itself has dictated, if we believe the union should
be exempt from all laws to which the rest of us are subject
if we believe that the state or the nation should have noth
ing whatever to say of the conduct of the union, if we believe that under complete union control capital will seek
to make larger and larger investments in our industries,
At Brockton Point on a kiiIii il��> ln-tore tlie w-nr.   Vancouver Senforihs ��� .Seveniy-TVa ��� minij-   of   wliom   hn-e   paid   Hie
supreme price on   t*.ie field of honor
and enterprise will be stimulated, and liberty and justice
and prosperity will flourish, let us surrender by all means,
and without loss of time, and call in the socialists to take
The socialists at least are honest enough to admit that
they are struggling for the supremacy of a class, and to recognize their financial obligations by making the state responsible for all investments. Mr. Gompers and his monopolists propose to assimilate all the financial benefits without assuming any financial responsibility whatsoever, and
without putting up any of the money.
If we are not ready to surrender our rights let us stand
up like men and say so.
A By-Product of the Red Cross
By Adelaide Plumptre
'Are socks Red Cross goods?" asked a recent visitor to the Dominion
Headquarters of the Red Cross in
Canada. "It all depends on who wears
them," was thc reply.
And this is true; it is the nature of
the recipient and not the nature of
thc article which determines whether
a pair of socks is "Red Cross" or "Soldiers' Comforts," or just chill domestic
"socks"���or even "sox." Sn it is with
persons and places anil property in
time of war. Are they ministering to
the need of sick or wounded of the
army or navy? If so, they may assume the sign of the Red Cross, and
look for immunity from attack or capture at the hand of every civilized nation. Doctors, chaplains, nurses,
stretcher-hearers, ambulancerdrivers���
in fact, all the personnel of the Army
Medical Corps devoted to the care of
sick and wounded have ihc first right
to assume the sacred badge, and right an(j.such
well they have earned it in the discharge of their arduous and often dangerous duties on the field anil in the
hospital. But behind the Army Medical Corps, ready to augment its supplies in emergency or to add those
"extras" which in a Government department might be criticised as "luxuries," but which transform a hospital
ward into a home, stands thc voluntary Society of the Red Cross, sharing with the Army Medical Corps the
right to use the Red Cross, inasmu :h
as it shares also thc duty of providing
for the needs of the sick ami vVounded
Ami how varied arc those needs!
In the war-zone arc thousands of men
in cvery stage of sickness, needing
skilled attendance, often in peril of
death, yet having continually to bc
moved further and further back from
lhe battle zone so that the more lately
wounded may take their place in the
endless stream. To the ordinary problems of a great civic hospital are added this ever-present necessity of
prompt "evacuation" of the wounded,
with all the attendant difficulties of
transportation; the possible arrival at
any moment of new convoys of patients; the necessity of coping with
such problems as laundry-work under
war conditions, which entail scarcity
of labor and supplies; the need for
major operations, not at any specified
times, but whenever the enemy's guns
or mines may create the necessity;
the chance that the fortune of war
may allow of the destruction of hospital stores, or the delay of essential
reinforcements of staff or supplies.
Such are some of the difficulties of
the Army Medical Corps work within
the war-zone, and it is obvious that
the Red Cross Society's supplies���a
second string to the bow of the Army
Medical Corps���have an immense value here. In this zone, the Red Cross
stands for extra motor ambulances,
or an additional car on a hospital
train, or a canteen at a siding where
exhausted patients receive reviving
food or drink, or a supply of blankets
or  bed-linen  whence  the    ordnance
stores have been used up, or ready-
sterilized dressings when the overworked nurses have no time for preparation between one operation and
the next: or for some easily prepared
food or delicacy not included in the
ordinary hospital fare, or even for the
anaesthetic which spares to a warworn hero the torture of thc knife
or lancet.
When the patient arrives at a hospital where he is to be nursed to convalescence, the Red Cross Society's
help assumes other forms. As.the
wounded Canadian lands in England,
he is handed a blue postcard bearing
a Red Cross, addressed to the Canadian Red Cross Society's Information
Department in Lonon. As soon as he
arrives at thc hospital to which he is
assigned, he gets a nurse to post this
card carrying the information that
he is wounded or sick, and is in such-
a   hospital.     By   return   of
post, he receives from the Information Department a "welcome" parcel,
containing some socks and cigarettes
or candies���just to show that Canada
has not forgotten him���and a letter
asking him if he needs anything which
the Canadian Red Cross can supply.
Next comes the visitor, sent also by
the Canadian Red Cross, who is prepared to write letters home for him,
and perhaps to talk to him about Toronto or Winnipeg or Vancouver, and
to show him once more that Canada is
thinking of him individually; while-
games or magazines or a gramophone
testily to the Society's work for the
hospital at large.
And then our patient is convalescent, and once more he needs change,
and once more the Red Cross Society's help assumes a new form. He is
well enough to get up, and a wheeled
chair provided by the Red Cross receives him and carries him out into
the sunshine where a warm Red Cross
quilt, perhaps embroidered with texts
or mottoes, is wrapped round his
knees, for wounded men are chilly.
A little later, and he is able to walk
into the Red Cross recreation room,
land reads the illustrated papers or the
newspaper from his home town in
Canada���supplied through the Red
Cross Society. Soon he tires of the
hospital and its grounds, and he longs
to get out into the world once more,
but he is too weak to walk. What
can be done for him? Once more, the
Red Cross to the rescue.
A motor car appears, driven' by a
skilful, uniformed "chaffeuse," one of
a."fleet" of cars.Tiwnefl, driven, cleaned and cared for by����\vomen who are
thus serving the Red Cross as truly
as he brassarded nurse or the bandage il
care of our wounded Canadians is the
work of Lady Drummond, who presides over the somewhat inadequately
named "Information Department" of
the Canadian Red Cross in London.
We are nut surprised that an official
of the Australian War Contingent Association said to a Canadian lady that
"the visiting ami information system
of the Canadian Red Cross was more
perfectly organized than anything of
which he knew."
Nor is the organization merely "on
paper." Most emphatically, it is an
organization that "works." A lady in
Toronto recently received a letter
from her nephew, an officer in the
Canadian Expeditionary Force, in
which he says that immediately on
reaching England, he received a letter from Lady Drummond asking
whether there was anything he needed which could bc supplied to him
through the Canadian Red Cross Society, and adding that the Society
woul feel honored if able to help him
in  any  way.
And so we return to the point from
which we started, having discovered
that both a pair of socks and a motor
car may be "Red Cross goods" if they
arc needed in the care of sick or
wounded: for it is the end which not
means in thc service of the Red Cross.
It i> to secure such service as this
for Canadians overseas that the people
of Canada have loosened their pursc-
>trii-.u~ and poured a golden stream
into the treasury of the Red Cross.
Ami it is in return for such service
that a wounded Canadian wrote recently from England to an official of
the Red Cross in Canada: "Till I got
your letter. I did not know that any-
in   the   world   cared   whether   I
oiling worker. ��� | lived   i
This splendid organization  for the Cross I"
died.     Hod   bless   the   Red
Know all ye by these presents:
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Different Now
How marriage changes a man.
Doesn't it?   Take my husband-
used   to  offer  me  a  penny  for
thoughts, and now he often offers
fifty dollars to shut up.
Mr. H. C. BREWSTER (Liberal Leader)
"I am surprised we are not asked to pass an Act that
will actually prohibit.
"There are many features of this legislation that are
not in the best interests of our people. As an example,
1 refer to the burden of proof which should not be on
the accused as in this Act, because this is a wrong and
tin-British principle."
"I am willing to vote for Prohibition that will prohibit
but not for such a lop-sided, jug-handled imitation such as
the present Bill.
"I am surprised to hear that thc Prohibitionists are
satisfied with the terms of an Act which permits any man
to import liquor into the Province by wholesale."
Mr. H. B. THOMSON (Conservative)
"There is nothing like Prohibition in the Bill.    It will
not diminish the consumption of alcoholic beverages, but
will increase the purchase Of strong liquor.
"Its  very name is  counterfeit and  to the  elector who
may desire a real prohibitory measure, it is a 'Gold Brick'
of the most pronounced type."
Every Elector should read the Prohibition Act for himself and learn
why Members of the Legislature
spoke as above.
Copies of the Act can be secured on application to Merchants Protective Association, Room 24, Canada Life
Building, Vancouver.
The caution of the Xew Englander|
n giving a direct answer to a direct j
-uestion is proverbial. Two natives
of a new Hampshire town met after
the funeral, and the first asked: "Was
not your father's death very sudden?"
Slowly drawing one hand from his
pocket, and pulling down his beard,
the other replied, thoughtfully: "Waal,
rather sudden  for him.''
* + *
Tommy had a cold in his head,
which confined him to the house, so
he was allowed to invite his young
friend, Jack, to tea.
Afterwards the two small boys commenced playing hide-and-seek, and
Tommy rushed into the dining-room
and asked his father to conceal him.
Tllis father did, behind a big armchair.
Presently in came Jack, and, instead
of beginning his search, calmly threw
himself down on the rug before thc
"Come, Jack," said Tommy's father, "aren't you going to look?'
'Ko, fear!" was thc small boy's calm
retort.   "I'm waiting till he sniffs!"
* * *
"Three years penal servitude" had
been the verdict of the court, and
the prisoner was haled away.
That night his wife sat alone in her
poor little home, and sobbed so bitterly that a kindly neighbor ventured
to go in. She knew that the erring
man had often beaten his wife and
sponged on her slender earnings as a
charwoman, so she could not understand the tears.
"Don't take on so, Mrs. Smith!" she
pleaded, as she gently stroked the
weeper's tousled hair. "Three years
seems a long time, but perhaps your
husband will, come back before then.
Prisoners, you know, can reduce their
sentences by good behaviour."
The mourning wife gave a great
gulp to swallow her sobs, and then
"That's just it!   An' my 'iisband can
be a perfect hangel when he likes!"
# * *
Two "kilties" from the same town
met in a rest camp "somewhere in
France,-" and started exchanging confidences.
"Whit like a send-off did yer wtt-
man gie ye, Sandy, when ye left fur
France?" asked Jock presently.
Sandy lit a fresh cigarette before
he replied frankly:
"Says she, 'Noo, theie's your train,
Sandy; in ye get, an' see an' do yer
duty. By jingo, ma mannie, if 1
thocht ye wud shirk it oot yonder 1
wud see ye was wounded afore ye
gang off.' That's the send-off she
gaed me, Jock."
* * *
The happy pair, on their honeymoon, arrived for their first visit to
As they stood on the platform,
waiting for their luggage, they looked
obviously embarrassed and shy of the
unaccustomed crowds.
then an outside porter approached
them and suggested politely:
"Can I look after your baggage for
yer,  mister?"
The redness of rage mounted on the
fair cheeks of the bride as she-turned
indignantly on her spouse.
"There, Boh, did you hear that?"
she demanded. "If yer ain't goin' to
thrash 'im for referrin' to me like
that you ain't no man!"
* * *
One sunny day in May, Mrs. O'-
Tole went shopping in the village.
As she strolled along, her heart light
and joyous, she caught sight of a notice conspicuously displayed in a cottage window.
It bore the announcement:
Mrs. O'Toole read it through several times. Then she drew herself
up haughtily, and sniffed.
"Shure." said she, "that ain't anything to boast about! It's mesilf as
had me washin' ami irouin' done and
pjtt away since yisterday, but I don't
hang out  no hraggiu' sign about it!"
* * ���
The wonders of photography are
truly great, but a certain old lady
surely over-estimated them.
Recently a nephew took her portrait while on a visit to her cottage.
Later he sent her a proof, and received this reply:
"Dear George,���'The portrait you
sent me is good���that is, for you and
mc. But I think the attitude you
have put mc in���with my hands on
my hips���is not quite one for others.
"In the portrait you send to Emma,
as I asked you, please make my arms
hang straight down.���Your affectionate Aunt Mary.
"P.S.���And perhaps, as Emma's
husband is almost a stranger to me,
you   had   better  shut  my   mouth    a
* �� *
What with the war and the weather,
aud a few other worries, Brown recently felt that he needed treatment.
So he consulted a doctor.
A few days later a friend called to
see how he was getting on.
"Sorry to hear you weren't well?"
said the caller. "What's the trouble?"
I "Oh, just a little run down!" replied Brown. "The doctor seems to
think I shall be all right in a few
"I'm glad to hear that!", commented the friend. "And your wife told
me he ordered you to take plenty of
fresh air?"
"He did," answered Brown, with a
grin. "He knew it was the only kind
of medicine I could afford to get."
* * *
Victor Vattght, a barber, has announced "You're next," to the waiting list of patrons at the barber shop
of Ferrand and Peterson for many
He heard the same call this week
but not for shaving. While he was
busily engaged on a customer, the
telephone bcil tingled. Vaught answered. Then he put up his razor,
took off his white coat and started
for the door, leaving his patron half
"Pm next," he told his boss. "I've
got to report at the armory," and he
hastened up the street to join his
company. A fellow workman completed the unfinished shave.
* * *
Her Proposal
"George," she began, "as it is leap
The young man started and turned
"As it is leap year," she continued,
"and you have been calling regularly
for four nights a week for a long,
long time, George, I propose���"
"I'm not in a position to marry on
my salary," George broke in hurriedly.
"Exactly, George," thc girl pursued, "and so, as it is leap year, I
propose that you lay off and give
some of the more eligible boys a
* * *
After the Blow
Did you ever lose much time house
Oh, yes; we lived out west at one
time, and we had a cyclone. I spent
six days looking for my house.
Warranted by Circumstances
Mrs.   Kuagg���When   you   speak   to
me don't you dare to use such sharp
Sir.  Knagg���But, my dear, when  I
speak   to  you,  sharp   words  are    the
only ones 1 can get in edgewise.
* ��� *
Father���"Johnny, did you forget to
feed tbe dug this morning?"
Johnny���"No, sir, but 1 didn't think
he needed anything."
Father���"You haven' given him any
meat since yesterday morning, have
Johnny���"No, sir. But sister's beau
was here last night, and I don't think
thc  dog  is  very  hungry."
* * *
Not Totally Depraved
The Desk Sergeant���Why did you
throw away the gun  after you stuck
up the man?
Thc Culprit���'Cause it's against the
law  to carry concealed  weapons  and
you wouldn't have me break all the
laws, would you?
* * *
"Do you know, George," remarked
Mrs. Ray, "I should say the Browns'
marriage was an ideal one. I couldn't
help but notice it tonight. Really,
there wasn't one word of disagreement. I believe they both think absolutely alike."
'They are a charming couple, my
dear, perfectly charming," said her
husband, "but as to their thinking
alike, Madge, did you notice that she
always thought first."
* * *
"What was the color scheme of
Jack's wedding?"
"Not quite what he expected. From
what he heard of the bride's wealth,
he thought the ever-popular yellow-
hack would figure conspicuously in
the decorations, but the girl's father
didn't come across, so it looked pretty
blue for Jack."
* * *
Wife: Well, dear, I shall have to do
the cooking now. Cook left without
warning this afternoon.
Husband: Not exactly without warning. She told me ' this morning I
had better bring home some dyspepsia
tablets tonight, but I didn't quite understand what she meant.
* * *
If anybody ever  insinuated  to  old
Ferris   that   he   read   the   postcards
which passed through his hands, the
old  chap   was   most  indignant.    Hut,
on one occasion he was fairly caught.
In addition to being the village postmaster, Ferris runs a small general
store. A lady gave him rather a large
order one morning, including a ham
and a  cheese.
Next day she came down to the
shop to see why these articles had
not been delivered with the rest of
the goods.
"Oh," said old Ferris calmly, with-
Iput thinking, "I saw hy that postcard
I ye had yesterday that yer friends
were not coming, so I thought you'd
not be needing Ihem!"
* *    *
The drama contained thrills of all
sorts, and was certainly good value
for the money, if you didn't look too
closely at the scenery and overlooked
the weaknesses of the actors.
After the third evening the manager
of thc company was discussing thc
small audiences with the proprietor of
the theatre.
"Business has been bad," said he
frankly. "I suppose it must be on
account of the war."
"Not at all!" said thc owner of the
theatre. "I think it is more on account of thc piece."
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to 19th. Office, Loo Building. Entries close August 2nd.
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(Continued from page 41
Prince Henry, ihe King** third son, recently took pnrt In  the Junior Steeplechase nt  Eton  College, and  finished
twelfth ont of 110 contestants, which Indicates royal blood docs not always run cold and alow, nt any rate.   The photo
shows the prince getting out of thc wntcr lump, where he  got thorough!?  soaked.
They say that stupid Kuno meant
what he said. As they dashed down
the mountain path, the cannon of
Stag-burg opened behind them and
balls went whining over their heads.
A few months later, however, Hohenzollern and Rogue-burg fired 25
shots each, for Kuno really had died.
Again the two brothers met on the
road to the castle. "He will have
to believe that he is dead this time'"
laughed Rogue. "We won't see him
at the window."
When they reached the drawbridge,
a knight with a huge retinue heavily
armed, came up on a gallop. He did
not greet them with word or sign, but
rode silently into the courtyard with
them, and followed them into the
great hall.
"Bring us wine!" roared Wolf to the
servants; but the strange knight
strode to thc table, drew forth a long
parchment and threw a silver Hohenzollern minted florin on the table.
"Here," he said, "is your legacy
from your brother, Kuno of Zollern.
It is exactly correct���one florin."
The brothers stared at hint with
mouths open. The knight read the
parchment. It was Kuno's will. It recounted all the evil his brothers had
done and bequeathed that his mother's jewels bc given to the town "f
Balingen for the erection of a poor-
house, while thc castle and all the estate and domain were to be sold to
the duchy of Wurtemburg for one-
stag-minted   Hohenzollern   florin.
The brothers ground their teeth,
but ditl not say a word. They knew
that they could not resist mighty
Wolf thrust the florin into his
doublet, clapped his feathered hat on
his head and passed the Wttrtemberg
knight without salute. "Let us drink
it up!" he growled to Rogue.
They rode to Balingen and ordered
a florin's worth of red wine. It was
good wine, hut it seemed like vinegar
to them. When they had gulped it
down, Wolf tossed the florin on the
The tavern-keeper looked at it and
smiled. "Balingen belongs to Wur-
temberg now, you know," said he.
"Yesterday the duke ordered the use
of Wttrtember coinage. Your Hohenzollern florin is not good here."
Wolf and Rogue looked at each
other. With a voice that was not at
all as loud as his usual one, Wolf said
to Rogue: "You pay. I have no other coin."
Rogue had none, either; and the
two heirs had to ride away, indebted
to a tavern-keeper for a florin.
(In his 25 years of life, Wilhelm
Hauff gave German literature such
choice creations that his early deal**
has always been considered a great
loss to the world. Among his famous
works are "Phantasies of the Bremen
Rathskeller, Liclieiistein." one of the
best historical novels ever written in
any language, and "The Beggar Girl
of the Pont des Arts." What has made
his name most beloved, however, are
his "Tales," which include oriental
stories rich as "The Arabian Nights."
and wonderfully imaginative tales of
the Black Forest).


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