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SATURDAY&CHINOOK
Vancouver British ^^mmtW Columbia Canada
Vol. IV, No. 50-Established 1911
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 1916
Price Five Cents
CURRENT COMMENT
WOMAN AND THE SUFFRAGE
REASONABLE BUT ILLOGICAL
��"f^**r|."'> diem at a distance and they resent it; treat
J^ them familiarly and they do not respect you,"
writes Confucius of women, and in these words
sums up not only the chief characteristics but the chief
problems of the sex. Women reseat being kept at a distance from thc inner councils of men, yet if they arc ad-
/*> mitted to those councils they have no respect fur such
',' decisions as may be come to. They may be reasonable
but they are illogical. They are governed by sentiineni
and not by fact. It is the inevitable consequence of tlieir
sex; if it were otherwise they would not be women. Their
demand for the suffrage is really based on a sentiment
which ignores the faet of sex. Sentimentally- there is no
reason why women should not vote, shouldnot sit in legislatures, should not take their places on the bench. Logically there is no reason why they should do any of these
things, .not because they are not eapanle, but because they
have far more vital things to do. The world is not dependent on politicians, lawyers, or the franchise, but it is
dependent on women. ��� I f��they do not attend to thc vital
matters, but instead waste their time with the cumbrous
machinery of what isVknownas civilisation, civilisation will
<ease to advance-and the human race "will slowly die nf
sheer boredom. .For boredom is one'of the peculiar consequences of women assuming the privileges Of men. They'
become less: interesting, less attractive. They fling themselves into the maelstrom of prejudice and precedent,
, cajled politics..,.audi become immersed, in technicalities. ���
They -cxcha-ttrte.-iiituitiinti' for Experience. Ispontaniety for
calculation, 'ent.husia��iii to* cynicism, politics for children,
fashions.for precedent.-, .i   ,."..���.'   ��� ���::
IS IT WORTHWHILE? ,    ,',.,.."'.., ......
Is the* exchange worth while!" Thai after' ^ilf'-i- The
whole problem of the suffrage. Are women To'remain'
women or bttcome politicians Absorbed in iln faie of Elifs
or parly, arguing : aboul contracts' which -have been'let
without arey tender, greedy for power and patronage, using
Their eloquence Wi explain the details ol a budget or solemnly dehatiugoili party caucus whether there are eilough
m tes on a 'petition to make il worthy of consideration?
It is no use attempting W argue- Whether' women should
have  votes or not.    Thai' is  a  fufilc  sport  indulged    in
iiiefly by those who lake an academic delight in discussing such questions as whether Mars is inhabited. There
are many sincere ..supporters among men of women's
rights. But those who argue must learnedly on the subject do not understand that it is a subject which does not
admit of argument, merely because neither side can prove
its case. Tliere may be two opinions just as there are two
opinions on tittt,suhkct of Mars. But opinions have no
real bearing oh ma^HkCiinccriiiiig w. men. \ huly is not
open to discussion. Moreover, refuse a woman anything
and you make her discontented. Grant her petition and
she begins to think what she asked for cannot have been
of much value. It is the same wilh woman's suffrage. Re-
iuse il and the women arc convinced it will lead them
straight to Paradise! gram it and they will tire of ii directly every oilier woman has ihc same thing. Anything
which is universal is common and woman instinctively
recoil from anything common, As long aa ihe suffrage
is out of reach they will continue to stretch for il.    Put.it
within   reach  of all  and   hardly  one   will  raise an  arm   to
mark a ballot.
WOMEN AND THE LAW
Women complain that laws arc made I'm men and lhal
as long as men have thc sole powci nl miking laws ihe
law will deal unfairly with women.   Therefore they desire
the vole in order to compel men I" make laws for w eu.
But they forget in lhal case lhe women will have a certain
responsibility towards those laws ami iliai in consequence
no one woman will agree wilh the law- made hy another
woman. If women designed the laws every woman not
in tbe legislature would lurn up her nose al them. Whoever beard of a woman designing a new fashion? Bakst,
Worth. I'aquin are all men. and women vvill wear any
mortal thing they,design. Vet no law prevents a woman
becoming :t great dress designer. Who should know bow
to dress women but a womin? Vet women claim equality
heforc the law. Heaven help them. When did the law
not give them a privilege? Granted that the law of divorce
.is unfair to women, divorce is after all not the sole aim
and object of a woman's Ifie. Why this constant appeal
to tbe law? The law is man's only .protection against
woman. If it were not for the law she could spurn him,
casf him aside, make any use she chose of him, and finally
kill him just as the female spider docs wilh her beloved.
WOMEN'S DISABILITIES
To oppose giving a vote to women is such waste of
time. Men know perfectly well that sooner or later women
will obtain a vote, so why not give them it al once. They
will treat jt exactly like a new baby. They are very proud
of babies until they begin to be a responsibility and divert
I them- from other matters of greater importance, such as
tbe latest fashions. Then they neglect them and finally.
like their creditors, almost forget them. For tbe first
year or so women would be very busy voting. They would
vote on every possible occasion and for every possible
thing. Then gradually they would lose tlieir enthusiasm.
A few sterner spirits might endeavor to rouse them to a
sense of their responsibilities but they would refuse to be
roused. The vast majority of them would be -quite satisfied to have the vote. They would like to put it in a nice
box and look at it every now and again���but use it? That
is the point. No woman will ever do any thing lor herself if she is certain she can get a man to do it for her.
Most women at some time or another in their lives can
accomplish this. Those who cannot are the ones who will
grimly carry the banners of woman's rights through the
embattled hosts of men's prejudices. They, alas! are the
tragic sufferers of their sex.    They are the martyrs of
HT HE Saturday Chinook, the weekly which has held the attention
of thousands of readers throughout British   Columbia   since
1911, with this issue gives way to an entirely  new publication,
which will be known as THE STANDARD.
THE STANDARD will be issued every week and will carry
many of the features which have made the Chinook one of the
brightest papers in Western Canada.
Politically THE STANDARD will be independent and its
policy will be one of co-operation with all forces working for the
advancement of the best interests of the Province.
THE STANDARD will lend its editorial columns to the furtherance of the best interests of the community, not of any particular personality or party. Our advertising columns win fee.lit the
service of all legitimate business.
THE STANDARD has taken over the advertising contracts
and .circulation of the Saturday Chinook and has also purchased
the circulation of The Globe.
While, new/capital'is being introduced into the business, THE
STANDARD will be under thesame management aS the old paper.
It will be published at the old stand, 426. Homer Street, and will be
printed in the most up-to-date printing establishment on the
Pacific Coast.    Job Printing..will.be carried on,by the owners.
The Standard Printing and Publishing Company.
... ��� *���
Old friends and customers* of the Chinook are invited to cooperate in making THE STANDARD a worthy successor to a
,j'iejjy.spapftr. which, during .the many years of its publication; bore
itself wilh honor.    ' '
civilisation, ihc lonely women struggling againsl ihe disabilities of iheir sex. Disabilities, forsooth, imposed upon
lliciu by their own .sc\' and no oilier! Women are not
rebelling againsl man made laws. That is a subterfuge,
a mere pretence, Tl is tlie veil which clothes the cause.
They arc really rebelling againsl their own prejudices,
against what Ihey would willingly believe to he right, if
only for centuries they had not been lold il was wrong.
THE FEAR OF WOMEN
That is why women are s,, mysterious, so fascinating,
so utterly impossible t" understand. The essential basis
of the movement to obtain a vote for women is never
mentioned in polite society. Miss Sylvia Pankhurst has
no hesitation in writing about ii in thc public press bm no
mere man would dare follow her example. Besides Miss
Pankhurst is so brilliant, so clever and so sure of herself
that she has no need of polite society. But the average
woman who speak-" on lhe average platform about lhe
wrongs of women ami the*disabilities they suffer at tils
hands of men would never dare say lhat it was entirely due
to their own cowardice and prejudice, Who is it points
the finger of scorn al women who have unhappily committed a cardinal error!' Is il men; Some men, perhaps,
fanatics who continual!) mouth their moralit) and pocket
anything ihey can steal from iheir neighbors so long as
they arc not fi unci out, Some so-called m 011 reformers
whose conception of morality is dullness, bul whose conception of business is successful theft. Bul ihe greal majority of men never inquire into a woman's past, or future.
They are willing lo he satisfied with the present and they
realise thai any one may make a mistake, bul that .is no
reason why they should he eternally condemned therefor.
If it were not for their own sex few women would be
afraid to face men. 11 is women, not men, they fear. They
know their capabilities in the line of inhumanity.
MAN AND WOMAN
Woman is undoubtedly woman's greatest enemy. Man
is not half such a tyrant as he is painted. His greatest
crime is his indifference to tbe matters which women consider of the greatest vital importance. But man is far
more of a primitive beast than Woman. Man has been tbe
hunter, woman the hunted; man has been tbe protector,
woman the protected from tbe first days when humanity
emerged from tbe slime of chads and began to prey on the
weaker animals around it. Man fought for his place in
tbe world, wonian claimed it. Man hunted for food, woman prepared it. Man tried to teach woman what was
good food and what was not fit to eat, but woman insisted
on making her own experiments. If-she liked something
she wheedled man until he eitherishared it with her or obtained it for her. Even in the Garden of Eden Adam believed what be waSv told and considered an apple poisonous until Eve wheedled him into eating one. Ko man
would deny today that the experiment was well worth
while, seeing all the exciting things which have happened
since. Man has experienced from the very earliest days
the results of womens' intuition. Therefore if women
have an intuition that they desire the vote, why should man
worry his head about it? The vote in the bands of a woman cannot be as potent an influence as that original apple
in the fair hands of Eve. It may lead to new discoveries,
it may lead to a new plane of civilisation. Having shared
the apple, why not share the vote? It is merely narrow-
minded prejudice which would deny women anything they
really desire.
REFERENDUM  ON THE SUFFRAGE '
But prejudice or no prejudice, there it is. and ii seems
quite likely that if our great and wise premier, xthe Hon.
William Jay Bowser, believes he can gain a few votes
at the next election bj proclaiming a referendum on whether a woman in British Columbia shall or shall not vote,
he vvill so proclaim, The man tllat votes Nay will only
condemn himself to a long and serious agitation, ll should
be earned 'unanimously For some time after the matter
is thus disposed of, no doubt our legislators will be overwhelmed with all kinds of proposal- which will -weep
them into spasms of virtuous legislation. I'.ui having obtained the vote, women vvill see lo it that they obtain the
right i" sii in the legislature. That would no di ubl cause
considerable embarrassment to some of sn' legislators
whosi minds would nol be as nimble witted as a woman's.
Bui the admission of women would undoubtedly email
more honest administration, il the women were at all attractive. Our chivalrous legislators would hati i��> "put
over" a woman the sort of things the) put ovi r" iln som
nolcni public. Still legislation wouli be spasmodically
virtuous ami therefore controlled cntirelj lv temporary
sciitiinciii. which, if cmotionall* aroused, i- akin t i hys
teria. line .ear the public would hi barred n'om coffee
becau-e ii was had for the nerves, the next from eating
grape unit because ii was a needless extravagance.
WOMEN IN PARLIAMENT
Imagine a really preiiv woman up for election.' She
would gel ill by all enormous majority. Every man with
red blood in his veins would insist oil voting for her whatever her views. Many women might vote against her
simply because she was attractive. Most women hale
an attractive woman. When she first took her seat in
the house tbe premier would probably move tbe adjournment so that he might take her oul to dinner, and try and
coax her into supporting him. There would he ho more
Conservative or Liberal parties; There would be males
and females. The sex war which Eugene Brieux forsees
would be started. The men's party would consist of all
tbe attractive women and of all the men. except some curmudgeons who disapprove of all women on principle,
chiefly because they have been disappointed in them. The
woman's party would consist of the aforesaid Curmudgeons
acting in conjunction, but strictly on pre-arranged terms,
with al! tbe women who had a grudge against men or their
own sex. It is of course obvious that when women are
v.llowed to sit in the halls of legislation they will prove
a disruptive element. There is a woman senator in some
southern American state. She appears from her photographs to be a nice, capable woman to have about the
house. "Nice capable" explains everything. She may be
a widow without encumbrances, or a spinster, or she may
be a married woman with responsibilities of all kinds. For
the moment memory doth not serve. Whatever she may
he she is above all a senatoress. Not a wife, nor a mother,
but a senatoress. Think of it. You have got to think of
it���in fact you have got to get used to it. Whether this
particular woman is a disruptive element or not. history
doth not relate. But multiply her several times and you
will introduce an element of discord into your legislatures
compared to which Messrs. Brewster and Macdonald in
the British Columbian parliament are the purest harmony.
FASHIONS AND A PREMIER
It obviously must be so. One woman or even two women would not make a very material difference although
they would alter tbe lace of the house. But half a dozen
women acting together or separately would soon have
the whole house in a state of nervous prostration. They
would vol,- entirely according to the dictates of their
sentiments. They might hold the balance of power if they
stuck together. Fortunately this is an extremely unlikely
contingency. The cut of a new legislative blouse, lhe style
of a legislative hal, would settle matters if nothing else
would. The premier would have to be continually buying
new hats i��� ,���-,|,.r ,,, obtain the support he needed. The
minister of the Fashion Department would be more powerful and dispense more patronage than tbe Minister of Public Works does today. A woman cannot resist a new hat.
lhe premier at a particular crisis would not be facing his
opponents on the floor of the house, but facing the shop ,-
windows on Government Street. If a woman were given
a seat in the cabinet every other woman would be jealous
"i her. lu these days a minister can become a knight. In
those a woman might become a lady. "Lex talionis" would
be changed to "Sex talionis." N'o married man or woman
would be eligible for parliament lest there should be col- "
lusion between man and wife jf both sat in the same bouse.
A man would not dire to vole against bis wittiest be.im-
peril his whole life. There would he no such thing as
official secrets. A woman could not keep a secret from
her husband or her worst enemy���another woman.
I : ' > IV' 'J
FATUOUS NONSENSE ���
. .,-.,.      . - .,   ���.    . . . ���.���*
You   exclaim   that   this   is   fatuous   nonsense.     Well,   of
���coari-flu.it. rs.'vWfcati *lsa -cauld* it 'be-?   The-importance
vvi-iRKMS'attach to the vote is nonsense''as'-all'" frien Wnow'"
verf/WcIl if they tliiri(?'tibf,iVt it.   Wrjat'\nip,o"rt)jjiice'do m'jij) j
attach  to  tbe  vote?    None  at all judging by the manner
in  which  thcv.usc  it.    And a  woman,,pnee  satisfied, js -%.���
serpent  gorged.     She   would  attach  no  importance  at   all
to her vote except on very special occasions when it might
obtain her something in which she was really interested. It
is not the vote women really want.    They want something
quite different . as has been said.    But to get what they
want women will have lo face keen opposition froin their,
own  sex.    That  opposition  they  realise  will  conic  from
women  who  have  fettled  wiih'.|ifc."tha't"is  fulfilled* .their..*
natural function,-     Today many,';!' such iv. men are ardent
supporters of the suffrage f ir women    They believe they, .
can  legislate againsl   long  shop hours, and  divers  other
evils ailciidani on |hc enipliiyujenl rjf.women, ...lim tbijir,,.
'I' I show a. wild desire to legislate regarding.dome-tic ..
service. They arc keen enough to interfere with,.rv.wys
thing outside of their own home. Do thi* desire to lie in*
KTi'ered wiih iii th'e management of (heir homes? , ^,'o
man would think of suc!i.an interference. He would .prefer,
to remain at his club. Bul under the present /..rip . ,.i ,
.civilisation a very large number nf women���and that number vvill be immensely increased by the war���cannot settle
with life They have to fight an eternal battle which in
most cases leaves them exhausted and embittered. They
honestly believi thai the vote will give them the satisfaction Ihey desire,  will enable them  to  settle their score
With life.    Yet any  one who think- for ore moment about
! life knows that is nonsense,
A WOMAN'S PARLIAMENT
Nevertheless tin vote i- a step in thc right direction,
even though ii may bc abandoned as useless when women
1 become really emancipated. I'm bef ire this can be accomplished there i- a loi g and. weary r .\t>, -to travel. Women
probably would not | a) much attention to tlieir own parliaments: that is to s.iv  the) would 1101 assiini)  the re'sponsi-
i bllities and privileges supposedly exercised by men through
parliament by forming their own legislathi   bodies, InMd-
i ing elections, and showing that ihey are quite capable of
running iln ir life In a business like fashion.    Reci mmeiiila-
| tions coming from the Women's to tbe Men's parliament
i would receive thc most careful attention and in icis way
women cud accomplish .1 ver) greal deal But w mien
��  ni    nol  like that     They desire 1 . share the privileges
1 of legislation with men. not separated fl mi them, ,\sk
any woman whi desires the vol ��� - md her friends
do nol foi"  .1 .v.'in.in's parlia 1    \ will tell you
thai the) could nol make I < ' lation effi live with-
Olll the consent of. Man  -the In n I that i    nol really
true. Man would heed thc desires ol women expressed
through a woman's propc'rl) con-titiited parliament, lie
would h.iv< to, 1 'ther,vise vv.'Uien would pass laws in iheir
own parliament de;,riving men of all those things for
which men depend >n women. Hunger Strikes!! Why
in one week men would surrender everything t" women
���it ihc latter were really united. But they are not and
never will he. They do ni I want tn he without men. They
Want lo be with him. and that, although they refuse to
acknowledge ii.  is  the real  trouble.
THE HOLY OF HOLIES
Thai is why men arc so foolish when they try and argue
seriously whether women should have the vote or not.
They treat it as a serious problem lo he gravely debated.
Il is not; it is just tbe opposite. It is the finest entertainment yet devised for proving to the sexes how dependent
they are on each other. But thc serious question which
all women and all men must face is summed up in life itself.
Is woman to be denied the right to live and give life just
because she is unable to find a man who desires to marry
her? Is woman, who may bc economically independent
of man. to be atrophied in this fashion? Is she to droop
and wither and finally perish knowing that she bas never
had any opportunity to really live. Some women like
some men, may not deem tbis the kernel of the problem.
But for tbe great majority of men ami women that is the
problem and no other. Let the mind pause and attempt
to pierce the veil which bides the mystery of life. That,
veil must be approached reverently and in no spirit of
levity. It bides the Holy of Holies and those who realise
its sacrcdness and its seriousness also realise that only
women can raise it. Men are almost helpless until women
themselves throw down the barriers of sex. And when they
do that what will  they  substitute for  the  barriers?
WOMAN A PARADOX
But there is *io need to despair. It would bc absurd to
imagine that the world is going to pieces just because
the people in it are very foolish at times. If they were
not foolish they would not be so pleasant.   Thc foolish-
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*o<xML;.i. 1^ TWO
SATURDAY    CHINOOK
SATURDAY, APRIL 15, 191
d all Canadian people were
head of a governmeni
is   preparing   to   carry
of bygone days which
ml Mann and Grand Trunk  I'ac-
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government was prosperous am
ippy and contented.
Prime Minister Bowser is.at the
which  in   this  enlightened  period
out  a  policy similar  to the policy
gave us the Maekenzi
ific promotions.
The federal Parliament is disgusted with the railway
mess  ihey have upon  their hands.
Ilowser proceeds to fasten a new railway mess upon
the bands of British Columbia,
The Pacific and Greal Eastern Railway are going to
have sis  and a half millions of dollars for our   Provincial
treasury on the security of some worthless paper shares.
The Pacific and Great Eastern Railway stands mil as
being the mosl glaring example of railroad promotion al
the expense of ihe Government that we have in all Canada.
Bowser is out to assist the company of promoters
handling the enterprise, lie bas the people's money in
huge chunks to peddle out i" the promoters.
The Pacific and Great Eastern Railway will go thc way jg
of all other government-built, privately-owned railways
ii] Canada, hut before it goes. Bowser is going to take
every cent of public money that he can lay bis bands on
and place it iu the pockets of Pacific and Great Eastern
promoters.
You see it will pay Hovvser to do tbis thing. Because
Bowser is the lawyer in charge of affairs for tbe Pacific
and Great Eastern Railway. He is also Premier and
chief law officer of the government.
We have the pitiable spectacle in British Columbia of a
j government at tbis late date deliberately setting about to
do the same thing with regard to railways that the Dominion Government did so many years ago. And there
is not a right-thinking man of any party within the Dominion who does not regret that the Dominion Government ever had anything to do with publicly built, privately
owned transportation systems.
IN THE SPRING A YOUNG MAN'S FANCY"	
ng  brings   ils   usual   epidemic?
THE  approach   of  spri
Miss Florence Dunloj
and now Mr. Fred. Arthur has caught some kind of
malady. We hope for a speedy recovery. Scion Lake
news appearing in the Lillooet  PROSPECTOR.
GKXKRAL VILLA APPEARS lo be oul of luck recently.
Within a week he has been  reported Captured, killed ac.'
wounded.
* * *
IF PRESIDENT WILSON bad to put war stamps mi his
diplomatic  notes it  would liar a big bole in his salary.
Till''. SIII'.RKIIT'S SALE i- t|ie inevitable result of us
tirioiis interest. Observe the great gn-i of foreclosures
which pass week!)  through the law mills of ihe city.
Till-: "LIQUID FIRE" use.; hy the Germans is said to
he composed of ihe tame ingredients a- Vancouver waterfront whiskey.
THE TIM hi SKK MS
hot he much different'
cars.
A   TORONTO   MAX   was  fined  leu di
over a telephone,    The temptation to
isl irresistible.
liars
lor Bwcarii -
al  ii  oci   -
inally
aim
* *
COLE SA'l S THAT  Ilowser i
of lighthouses in his diary."
name appears "like a row
the price
when there vvill
asoline and Fordl
A "STOOL PIGEON" a tumbler or a carrier is a matter of dispute among local fanciers.
Two lights lhe wary seaman knows������
And each he has to heed, when tempest blows.
The  friendly light that shines his ship lo save.
The wreckers light that lures him to bis grave.
Itowser's the light���the  fact  niy senses shocks.
The pirate-wrecker's light that brought us on  thi
rocks!
The Saturday Chinook will be delivered to any address
In Vancouver or vicinity at tan cents a month.
Member of the Canadian Press Association.
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aad the cities, towns, villages and settlements throughout
British Columbia. In politics tha paper la Indepandant
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ness for which there should be no torglvencss is that which
makes life such a mournful business. Tliere are some
people who harp on the truism that life is the road to the
grave and that therefore everyone must live as if they
were at a funeral. Such people are really professional
undertakers to the joyousness of life. They lead a horrible
existence. You can distinguish them by their furniture.
It is as unbeauiiful -and heavy as their souls. Life is
really a bright and joyous thing. The problem is to bring
that brightness and joy into everyone's existence. Women
are the essence of life. They make it possible and possibly
mar it���at times. The fatal error is to attempt to judge
women by any standard. There is no standard for women
and Heaven forbid that man in his mania for efficiency
should attempt to standardise them. "Keep them at a
distance and they resent it, treat them familiarly and they
do not respect you." Confucius knew what he was talking
about and what he wrote 2500 years ago remains true today. Woman is a paradox and a paradox may bc absurd
in appearance but beautiful in fact.
���CRITICUS.
iEOITORIAL OPINIONS;
THE BOLD CITY FATHERS!
IT is interesting to peruse the daily reports from the
city hall. This week some of the city fathers developed
a strong desire to save the city money and immediately
began to pare down the payroll at the city hall.
In one case a clerk getting sixty dollars a month was
removed from office. A committee was appointed to
investigate thc janitors at the ancient building. Stenographers are being considered as possible material to
throw overboard from the civic ship.
How bold the city fathers are when it comes to dealing
severely with the little fellows. But how meek and mild
some of them are when Jim Hill or Mann and Mackenzie
begin to poke around tbe hall!
As pointed out by the NEHS-ADVERTISER some
days ago, the city fathers are showing signs of giving way
to the Great Northern Railway in accepting a $250,000
station building at False Creek when the agreement called
for a $500,000 building.
We have a majority in the council prepared to let Hill
have his own way in regard to the building of the terminal. These arc the same men who would cut down thc
stenographers' salaries and fire all the janitors in the name
of economy.
'���The Iriilll lit all tlim-H I'irinly nIiiihIn
Ami shall from hkc to age endure."
RAILWAY LEGISLATION
C
AR EFULLY   prepared   reports   are   being   sent   mil
frOm I Ulavva to lhe newspapers of Canada regarding
the pit sent railway situation,    These stories are designed to prepare ihe public mind for something thai is
going to happen  in  railroad circles.
Mackenzie and Mann's bankrupt Canadian Northern
Railway is going to be taken over by the Dominion Government The ('.rand Trunk Pacific Railway may also
be taken over by the Government,
If llie Government takes over these two roads, Canada's
annual   iutere
Turriff, M.IV
THE   NORTH   COUNTRY   CRIES  OUT
New Bowser Land Policy the Frenzied Folly of a Dying Administration
Of all the rotten legislation passed by the Howser-^'c-
liriile administration this new land policy of Hon. W. R.
Ross is probably the crudest attempt of all to dress crime
up in the garb of virtue. It is the desperate deed of men
trying to escape tbe vengeance of an outraged electorate.
WHY CLOSE THE STORES ON SATURDAY?
THE plan to force upon the merchants of British Columbia a Saturday afternoon half holiday is scarcely
one that is fair to the majority of the retail merchants
of the Province.
The system they have in England entitles every clerk
to half day off during tbe week. But the day may be
named by the employer. It would seem that such a system might well be copied by British Columbia. While
employees of the retail stores are entitled to every consideration and protection, little good would result from
the shutting off of all trade on Saturday afternoon.
Saturday has a place in the affections of the Canadian
buying public. Especially is it the choice of all days in the
week for the many families from out of town. It is particularly lhe day for lhe men and the big day of ihc week
for the firms who cater to men's trade. It is ihe day for
ihc provision merchant, necessarily so. Saturday should
he bargain day.    ll is the day for lhe working families.
Bowser says he is going to give all the soldiers a vote
and Ross says he is going to take 2.700,000 acres of agricultural lands away from the speculators and give it to
the soldiers, The party press in making the announcement callously linked the two statements in the same paragraph and the public are expected to accept it as the
pooled wisdom of a business administration, it is in
reality the most brazen attempt to corrupt the young men
of this country that appears on the pages of Canadian history. The Bowser administration takes a contemptible
advantage of thc patriotic fervor of the public by assuming tbe public and the press will hesitate to criticise a
gift to the soldiers. In fact the Matson papers suggest
that the Act will strongly appeal to cvery patriotic citi
zen. But Bowser and his following are as ignorant of
the temperment of the people of this north country as
they are ignorant of the land conditions in the G. T. P.
railway belt.
The land issue is the very essence of the life and future
of this north country and the people of the north will be
justified in taking just as desperate means of protesting
as Bowser is taking in selling them out.
Giving land to soldiers has already proven to be a fool
policy in all parts of Canada, and particularly in British
Columbia. Last week the Herald told of 42,000 acres of
the best land in the Bulkley valley being tied up in soldiers' script. There is not one S. A. veteran to whom the
land was given, on any one of the 260 quarter sections in
thc Hulkeley Valley. It is all in the hands of teh land
grabbers, and the lancl is idle. This script land was largely
taken up in blocks which isolate the few settlers now in
the district, preventing community settlement, making
schools and churches impossible and forcing unnecessary
hardships upon the pioneer. Tbe script lands, the crown
granted blocks, and tbe lands held under agreements of
sale, arc the curse of British Columbia. There is no
room for the settler. Those now in the country hope, by-
compelling tbe speculators to give up the lands they have
not paid for, to open some of this tied-up land to new settlers and begin tbe real development of the district.
Ross' new policy is to take these lands and give therm
to soldiers who will eventually sell them to speculators,,
and the land will be tied up tighter than ever. In the
event of Ross perpetrating this crime there can bc no
other result. There will be nothing left for the settler
now here but to fold his tent on a pack-board and hit the
trail to another country. The Grand Trunk will have to-
make its western terminus at Jasper Park.
Soldiers arc not farmers and never will be. The life
they lead in the army unfits them for thc job of going
alone into the bush to cut out a home. Thc soldier grows-
accustomed to organization and companionship, and a.
bush farm is the last job on earth he wants when he
comes from the trenches. To present a soldier with a
quarter section of jackpine will be a cheap recognition of
his services. He will not thank the government and he
will promptly sell thc land to the highest bidder.
In thc meantime northern B. C. will be hog-tied for
another generation by the men who have already brought
the country to the brink of ruin.
If Bowser is determined to buy the votes of the soldiers,
as the crowning act in his career of corrupting the public,,
let hiin pay cash and give this north country a chance.
For public men to attempt to purchase thc favor of our
volunteers by promising them gifts is in itself a heinous-
crime, but when the finest asset of the province, the agricultural lands, arc squandered in the act, it becomes a.
crime of colossal magnitude���one which will damn the-
most promising part of the country for at least a generation to come.
Surely the fear of defeat has driven these men in Victoria mad.���Omineca Herald.
A BLOW TO SENTIMENT
T
��� t  burden   will   be,  according  to  J'r.  J.   (
a mere trifle of a hundred million dollars.
In other words the people of this young nation will have
a lax placed upon them that will burden them for generations to come. The railway burden the Dominion will be
forced to carry will be much heavier than any of our
Canadian war burdens. We will pay more dearly for helping the private fortunes of a bunch of sharp promoters
than we vvill pay for the aid we have given to the Empire
in connection with the great war.
But what is tbe use of repining? Tliere is no possible
way of backing out of the difficult situation in which the
country finds itself with regard to Government assisted
railways. There is nothing for parliament to do but to
face the music and pay for the sins of the past.
While the Federal Government is busy mortgaging the
future of the Dominion to meet the demands of tbe railway
blood-suckers, let the people of British Columbia profit
from tbe example.
We in tbis Province have been stung individually by
Mackenzie and Mann and their Canadian Northern Pacific and their terminal promotions and industrial promotions. But that bas all been the fruits of a period of boom
which these same people promoted. As regards Grand
Trunk Pacific we have only the one liability as part of
the Dominion. But on tbe Canadian Northern we pay as
ratepayers in the great Dominion and having paid as such
wc pay over again as ratepayers in this Province. Then
we pay over again as ratepayers in the municipalities which
have been ravaged by Mackenzie and Mann. So far as the
Grand Trunk is concerned, we pay only as ratepayers i'u
the Dominion and as citizens of a country which has been
badly advertised by the fraudulent claims made by railway
' townsite agents operating under the name of the Grand
Trunk.
lint Sill these, liabilities arc -of the past���of the days
when, no nar was in Sight and when Canada under gootl
IE Statement is made that owing to a ruling of tin
I'ost Office Department papers ior soldiers iii France
and   Belgium   come   under   ihe   foreign   newspaper
rales. This necessitates a change in subscription price
and so from now mi daily papers which have been sent
out lo ihc sildiers cannol now he seiil unless an extra tax
of fifty cents a month is paid. This will mean that lo
send a paper from British Columbia to any point outside
the llritish Isles will cost seventy-five cents a month.
It is well known that many people here in Vancouver
having sons, husbands and friends "somewhere in France"
or other places, have taxed themselves with the price of a
daily paper and postage in onje r that the loved one
fighting for his country may have some reminder of home.
Can anything be conceived more likely to keep awake
the patriotic spirit I It was John Richard Green who said
that the cheap postcard, the cheap photograph, tbe message from home, did more to knit the sons of the Empire
to their mother countries than any enactments of parliament. And now the government has shown that it has
not the wisdom to devise some means by which tbe soldier
can be kept in touch with the land be is fighting for by
means of the newspaper except at a cost which to the
pinched  household  purse  is  almost  prohibitive.
When slavery was put down by British Act of Parliament it was declared that no matter in what part of the
world a British ship might be the deck of the ship was by-
legal fiction British soil. Surely tbe government ought
to be able to devise in a similar manner that wherever a
Hritish soldier may be fighting for bis country be carries
with him bis nationality sufficiently to entitle him to the
privileges of cheap postage and surely it can be avoided
that be should be cut off from communication by a tax
which, will come hard indeed upon bis family when tbe
breadwinner is removed.
This reading of the postal act, whatever it may bc. may
be technically correct. But such a reading is a blow to
national sentiment. Wc can conceive nothing more likely
to keep up the spirits of our soldiers fighting on foreign
soil than to read in our home papers how their gallant
deeds are appreciated. The order for an increase in postage has come as a Surprise and a blow and we cannot
imagine that it can bc anything else than temporary. Xot
once or twice has tbe government strained a legal point
to oblige friends. Surely it will adopt some quick method
of removing technicalities which deprive the heroes of the
battlefield of news from home.
HAROLD NELSON as "Marc Antony"
s SATURDAY, APRIL 15, \<>\r,
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hmises. in different pan- of the City. We shall be glad to have
your listings. N'o charge unless results obtained. Sec oul Rental
Department.
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By an overwhelming vote, the rate
payers   of    Port   M ly   decided   to
guarantee the bonds of Boyd's I.im
ited, a corporation which has been
formed  to  carry  on  a  general  ship-
is/NK OF VANCOUVER
LIQUIDATION
Anotbel important decision has
be. given by the Registrar of the
.-". ' mc C utrt in connection with
the liijuidalion of the Hark of Vancouver. A week ago iln Registrar
refi   id I" allow an) claims under the
I)' .ile Liability Clause ol the Bank j building business at that place. Tin
Acl until lb" liquidator has realized amount of Boyd's guarantee is $200,-
on the othei assets oi the Bank  This  000.
week a decision has been given disal- |t js reported that the Company
lowing all claims-for penalties where wni proceed immediately with its
ih'   Statute oi  Limitations can he in- project.
voked.     A   large   proportion   of   the I    ,.,.    , , ���   ,
��     '      ' lhe large vote in favor ol  the pro-
da ms of $137,400 made by the  upiid-  ,    .,   ... ,. ,    .
1 - , posai  indicates  the  strong  desire  ot
ator  against  the   shareholders  under    . ,   . ...        ,     ...
�� .... the people to secure industries lor this
the  head  ol   penalties  is  thercbv   can-   . , . ,    . .
1 lavorably  situated   port.     It  appears
'''"''''��� to us that the city of    Port    Moody
As mailers now   stand, the prelim-   s|,oll|d  l10t  ,���.  called  ���,���,���  t0  ���,,.���._
inary list of contributories vvill be lim- antee tne |���������iH ,,,- an undertaking of
ited to unpaid calls and notes. '!'������-* | this .��r ;in> r.tlit-r n-nitit*. Port Moody
list   of  contributories   will  be   finally   |,as Deen in a very favorable position
financially, and the powers that be
would be well advised in proceeding
very slowly in the matter of guarantees. Owing to the universal scarcitj
of ships, however, and particularly so
Oil this coast, this venture bids fair to
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coal
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White Labor
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Phone Fair. 2500    Phone High. 226    Phone Fraser 41
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settled within a week'-, lime.
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DOMINION REVENUE SHOWS
HUGE INCREASE
A   report   from   Ottawa    indicates  be successful.
that thc final statement for the month      |( is reportcd tnat the active man.
en,led  March  31,  which  was the  last   agement ,������  t|u.  piant  wi||  be  ;���  the
day  of  the  financial   year,  shows  a  )lands o! Cm.   Harry  Mowatt,  late
total  revenue of $171,248,688 for  the  superintendent   at   Liverpool   of   the
twelve    months as    compared    with  c  p R marine service, and who sup-
$131,698,  922   for  the   previous  year,  erintendec|   the   construction    of   the
an   increase  of  110  less  than  $39,548,- | Empresses   of   Asia,    Russia,    llritain
"6<> land Ireland, also the Princesses Char-
That the war expenditure is rapidly   lotte, Mary. Alice, Adelaide, and other
growing is indicated by the fact that | wc]|  known  vessels  in  the  C.   P.   R.
$24,032,296   was  spent   in   March,   as  service.
compared with $8,495,158 fbr  March. I
1915,    The total  war expenditure so
far as known up to lhe end oi March   CANADA'S   NEW  WAR  LOAN
was $ 134,650,640.
Canad's   war  expenditure   will  soon
amount to one million dollars a day.
Revenue  increases as  compared  with
the   preceding   twelve,   months   were
made up fbr the most part of $22,480,-
000 in customs receipts, $5,'576i000 in
postofflce   receipts  and  jl$0��,80O  in
excise.    Expenditures on consolidated
fund account decreased by about $9,-
500,000  and   capital   expenditure    by
Established 1906
529 PENDER STREET WEST
FINANCIAL AGENTS.
NOTARY PUBLIC
Seymour 1S74
ESTATE MANAGERS
FIRE   INSURANCE
We will protect you in British and American companies at
reasonable rates. Attend to your insurance now. Delays are
dangcri ius.
The very marked success ol Canada's recent loan of $75,000,1100 to the
United States is the result of good
financial arrangements, and is concrete evidence of the high standing
of mir credit ill the U, S. market. The
price obtained cannot seriously be
criticised; Sir Thomas White, the
Finance Minister, and Sir Frederick
Williams-Taylor, general manager of
the  Hank  of   Montreal   (the  govern-
|  B. GEO. HANSULD Manager
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NORTHERN CROWN BANK'S
AFFAIRS
i the adjo
of the Northern Crown Hank on Jan
nary 18th, th( shareholders decided,
ii the sanction of the finance department could be obtained, to reduce the
capital siock of the bank by 50 per
,.,.,���.. namely from $2,860,000 to $1,-
430,000. Oul of the 50 per cent, taken
from capital account il was proposed
to scl aside one-half, vi/.: $175,000 in
rest account, the balance to be used
to write down bank premises, depr
ciation in assets, and to pla
$3,500,000; customs revenue for March mc|U,s f.gca, agfint) ,]ave done wc���
totalled $9,978,138, as compared with .n conjunction with thc largest fin.
$7,066,47'i im- March  i"i: .||u.i;i| hougM -n thg United StaU,s
Considerable  interest  bas  been  ar-
uscil   by   the   competition   of   these
bonds with  the Anglo-French  securities in New York.    When the tortus
of the  Canada  loan  were  first  under
\,   the   adjourned  annualmcetmg | ^^^   [il(j    AnBlo.FrellcIl    , ,,,;;
was selling on a fi 1-4 per cent, interest basis yield to thc purchaser. Notwithstanding Ihis fact. Sir Thomas
While has been aide to float that pi r
tion oi his loan, viz., $25,000,001 ii e
year 5 per cents., correspondinj thin
closely with the Anglo-French loan,
on a 5.10 per cent, basis, or 1.40 per
ci in. bettei ti yins to on' I ��� :""' iwei
than the market price ol the n.l
French loan.
a  siil-
r.m.ida   is   abh    I"     sell     fivi   -' ai
,;,���.���, s���n, in contingent account  to i        g ^ ^ ^.^ ^^ ^ ^ , |(
THE VERNON FEED CO.
MOUNT   PLEASANT,   COLLINGWOOD and SO. VANCOUVER
DEALERS IN
Poultry Supplies, Hay, Grain and Feed
CHICK FEED
LAWN SEED
FERTILIZER
SEED POTATOES
PHONES: Fairmont 186���878
DOG BISCUITS
CANARY SEED
PIGEON  FEED
Fraser 175 and Collingwood 153
provide for possible losses in secured
loans, the security foi winch is nol
readily realizable.
pr|or to this meeting the Directors   pcr  ivm     After  ma'k
of the bank  had under consideration   .^^ fnf (|)(, fac| th.i( 1|u.|v a
per  cent,  ba-is,   while   Anglo Fri ii I
bonds,  the joint  obligation  of  Great
Britain and France, yield about G 1  '���
die  alh .'���
amalgamation with a bank with
head office in Montreal, but negotiations are reported to have fallen
through,
The finance department, Ottawa,
was not approached on the matter by
either of the banks concerned, and informal application was made to the
finance minister. Tbe matter, was
mentioned to the minister, however,
by an agent interested in the affair,
and Sir Thomas White informed him
that any application would bc considered on its merits, and that good
reasons for a merger would have to
be presented.
The proposed reduction ill the bank's
capital has received the sanction of
the Treasury Hoard, and it is now
reported that negotiations are under
way with a view to the absorption
of the Northern Crown Bank by the
Imperial Bank of Canada, although
no announcement has been made by
either institution.
The Imperial Bank would acquire
75 new branches in the Western provinces. The Northern Crown has also about 25 branches in Ontario.
PHONEi SEY. 900
MacDONALD & HAY
Barruteri, Solicitor.), Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vancouver, B.C.
ikhu'IKI of the Anglo-French bonds
and only $75,000,000 of this issue if
Canadian bonds, there is still left a
wide margin between the yieid ol
these two issues.
In comparing the terms ol the two
issues, some of the .American liuan-
cial men are quoting the Monroe Doctrine, and one newspaper makes the
following comment:
"So far no American statesman has
suggested that Wc would be too proud
to fight for that doctrine. That is
one reason, quite possibly lhe chief
reason why Canadian government obligations are enjoying a much higher
market in the United States than the
bonds of Great llritain and France.
So long as we are too proud or too
prudent or too wise to stand squarely
in the way of a flagrant violator of
our primary rights under international
law, we presumably would ,not stand
in the way of Germany over-running
al lFrance and all Britain, making
second and third Belgiums out of
them if she could, but one thing of
which our investors are sure inrcs-
pect to our foreign policy is that we
would fight to keep Germany or any
other European power from seizing
territory on the continent."
Two Dollars   a  Year
In the past tbe SATURDAY CHINOOK
ha /ne out at One Dollar per year. War
conditions make it necessary to increase tbe
subscription rate from this date forward tc
Two dollars per year, delivered to your home
any place in the Province of British Columbia
01   the Dominion of Canada.
THE    PUBLISHERS.
CORRESPONDENCE
Miss Susie  England will leave  on
Friday  evening  where she  has  been
appointed to  the  staff of the Jubilee
Hospital.
The Editor,
"Saturday Chinook":
Dear Sir,���1 wish to express mj appreciation of the article on "The
Curse of Patronage" in last week's
paper.
Government patronage and its resultant evils have been much in the
public eye of late throughout Canada
and the article by "Criticus" is most
appropriate. It is well written and to
lhe point and is worthy the attention of every citizen who is at all
concerned with the welfare of his
country.
If the high ideals ol" our civilization
of which we are so proud are lo be
attained we must be increasingly vigilant regarding tbe insiduous and cancerous evils right in our midst as well
as the more obvious ones from a-
brpad.
Very truly,
A, G.  HARVEY.
April 6, 1916.
PANTAGES THEATRE
Mrs. John Ethnierson and her children are  spending several  months in |
Summerland.
An excellent programme has been
arranged for the holiday week at the
popular vaudeville house. A real live
up-to-the-minute farcelet, "A Tango-
land Revolution," with Lew Williams
and his South Americans head the
bill.
llynian Adler, the eminent character actor, presents a commercial comedy, "Solomon's Bargain." This act
is a scream from start to finish.
The latest novelty in roller skating
by Sprague and McNeece, The Three
Hickey Bros., acrobatic dancers, and
Harry Gilbert, a dialect singing comedian.
"The Iron Claw," a serial motion
picture with thrills in cvery chapter.
begins April 17th. This film is the
latest iu serial pictures and will be
a great attraction.
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inches internal diameter, being subjected to two days' drying in an
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Weel freens, it's gettin' tae be quite
a long time noo sin you an' I bad
a bil crack thegither. Twice nr thrice
1 hae been on the pint o' sittin' doon
an' writ in" bul yae ken yersels, freens,
if yaer iu>' in the. mood fur daeu a
thing yaer faur belter tae leave it undone. (I. wish yae wud Weep in that
mood, Sandy, or else change your
language.���Lino Operator).
Hooever, it'll be a' the same a
liunner years efter this, an' if I wis
tae go intae the various reasons for
me nn' writ in', yae wud hardly believe
mc���in fact I can hardly believe them
mysel.
Smne p.ids write aboot spring as if
il wis some kin' o' new fancy cock-,
tail. Tae tbe average mortal like
mysel, spring is aboot the toughest
time ii' Ihc year.
Nae  suner  dae   lhe  trees  begin   tae
bud  an'  the   hens  commence  tae   lay
ihe   long-looked   f"r   eggs   than   the
auld  wife develops an ever-increasin'
liveliness.     iShe   gaes   about    sniffin'
here  an'  glowcrin'  there   like  a  wee
Scotch terrier efter a rat.    Everything
seems tae bc  a  taut; "Yaell  hae  tae
sec aboot gien Ihey backsteps a pent
doon;"  "yae'd  better  start  an'  kalsi-
mine Ihey twa rooms," or "when dae
yae  intend  tae delve  up  the grun' at
j the  back:*"    These  an'  ither  sic  like
! stltpil   questions   or   comin,mils     are
J hurled   al   a   fcllie's   heid   every   time
I he  happens  tae  be in  tbe  wey  o' the
better haul', as lhe religiously inclined
1 folk  ca'  iheir  weemen.     An'  tae  tell
I yae   the   truth,   freens.   ihey   "physical
| jerks" that they gie the fellies in the
i ninny are no' ill it vv i' a merried man's
, exercises roon aboul  the  first season
' "' the year.
lint   freens,   lae   telt   yae   the   truth,
i it's a miehty big job for onybody tae
write   Ihey   days   an'   confine   himsel
within  lhe bounds o'  propriety  when
'j wc  read  o'  sic  graft an'  crookedness
an' blackguardism as is bein' carried
on  a' owre Canady by men  in public
. life, assisted by the lei dies that hang
I nn   lae  them.
While oor brave sodger lads are
awa al the front offcrin' up the supreme sacrifice ony man can be asked,
what dae we fin' at hame?
ll vvuil seem as if the doors o' a'
lhe jibs an' pens in Canady had been
opened an' their inmates hustled out
tae participate in an orgy o' graft an'
corruption sich as never ony country,
i 11 c 111 tl i n' even Ameriky, has ever seen.
Richt here I want tin- say that I
believe there's jist as guid, honest
. polileeshians in Canady as ony country���but,   bin    lave,   an'   anither   but.
Printer)   there's   some    d d    bad
I scoundrels among them.
Hardly a day passes  ivithont sonic
scandal crops up involvm* public men
!au'    public    officials,    those    thai    are
I pcyetl by us common five-eichters tae
| sec  thai  justice  is administered an'
V
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FAITH and WORKS
The law forbids tlie sale of liquor and cigarettes
to minors, but it does not restrain newspapers from going into respectable homes and soliciting the patronage of the boys and girls with
flaring and alluring advertisements.
Careful firesides must rely, therefore, upon newspapers that voluntarily banish liquor and cigarettes, those great
enemies of youthful strength ami purity, from their columns.
Jn the campaign for saloonless state il i--' vital that
the forces of temperance cast the entire weight of their influence
against the wels.
Their subscription order for a newspaper is a vote
fir or against liquor, according as the advertising columns of. that
newspaper are for or against liquor.
'J'he Saturday Chinook is against the scllino- and
distributing of liquor and cigarettes to minors through its advertising
columns.
For true temperance should begin at borne and
with the Home Newspaper.
Delivered at
your door for
$2.00 a year.
Phone Seymour 470.
The Saturday Chinook
thai laws arc carried not tae gie the
greatest guid lae the greatest number.
I'irst it wis in Manitoba, then it wis
Ottawa wi' their 40 or 50 year auld
knock-kneed cuddies posin' as charr
gers an' tlieir radium-priced Epsom
salts, etc. Then we come tae B. C.
an' learn something aboot fancy-
priced submarines, then back tae Saskatchewan where they were buildin'
imaginary government roads across
lakes, then on tae Alberta, syne back
tae Ottawa again, where it's alleged
some fellies made a millyin an' a
quarter profit without ttirnin' a finger, then back again tae B, C. tae
read aboot the dredges, thc Indian
reserves an' sic ither like things.
Public life in Canady at the present
time bas sunk  tae a  very low ebb.
Tae my min' it wudnie be hauf sae
bad if we found an honest attempt
bein' made tae get rid o' the grafters
an' thieves. But when we fin' polyteeshians an' newspapers attemptin'
tae bush up lor whitewash sic rottenness an' corruption there sbarely
maun lie '"somethin' rotten in the
Dominion o' Canady," as Shakespeare
or Felix Penne wud say.
Then tae come nearer hame, what
dae yae think o' that piece o' impudent jugglery carried oot at Victoria
wbaurl they voted a pension o' $10,-
000 a year tae a man that had been
in reueipt p' a public salary o' $25,000
a year,: for a hauf score o' years or
mare.,. An' tae croon a', votin' $5(XX)
extra tae pey off the auld gentleman's
private debts. What dae yae ken
aboot  that?
I'artier Williams iu innocent curiosity wanted tae ken what debts they
Vere'.lfwhat kin' o' character they
were $hat you an' I an' tbe rest o'
tbe taxpayers o' B. C. were asked tae
pey, Ijut Billy wudnie let dab. Tliat
fellie Turner maun hae got a scissors-
bold dn Billy���tbe wee fellie couldnie
be drawn. An' the rubber-stamps
passed it without either willkin' or
coughin'.
Then, tae mak maitters worse, they
go an' vote a salary o' $.15,000 a year
tae that ither bounder, McBride for
his services in London. I jist fancy
the wily Dick haen a guid latlch up
his sleeve when be read Billy's speech
on the vote. Wis there ever sic a
pair u' Heavenly Twins? If McBride
had done onything in the past tae
deserve sic a haund-oot it michtnie
hae been sae bad���but tae think that
efter bringin' the province intae sic
a crisis wi' his schemes be should
skidai(dle oot trte backdoor like a
Chinese ben-buyer���weel there's naethin'  very  meritorious  about  him.
Prohibeesbioii. you bet we want
prnhibeesbinii. We want tae start
some iniinagrashun scheme first, hooever. N'oo that we've captured some
o' the German colonies in the hcrt
o' darkeit Africa, we want tae emigrate some o' oor polyteeshians oot
there an' prohibit them ever settin'
fit here again. I guess they wudnie
be lung there afore Ihey wud be Or-
ganisin' a company tae build some
kin' u' rusty railroad an' startin' a
real estate boom among the darkies.
Then they wud likely invite their
freens owre here tae invest iu smne
"choice subdivision."
Freens, there's gaun tae be a rude
awakenin' some o' they days an' the
suner the fnlk tak a mare intelligent
view o' public life the better it'll bc
fur thcmsels an' the country at large.
The auld excuse "What's the use"
should be sidetracked tae get on tae
the main line wi' liehts burnin'
bricblly���on a roadbed that'll allow
the country tae go full speed ahead
tae its proper place. As it is the noo,
we're slowly driftin' intae disgrace an'
bankruptcy.
Yours  through  the heather,
SANDY MACPHERSON.
MALCOLM.
SUMMERS   AND    FORD
LIMITED
WUBiSW
TAKI* NOTICK of thc Intention ol Malcolm. Summers ami Foril Limited to apply
to llie Registrar of Joint Stock Companies
Ior the change ol the name of the Company
tn   "Summers   antl    Ford    Limited."
Hated al Vancouver, this 8th dav of April.
A.   I).   1916.
R. S. FORI), Secretary.
Mercantile lluililiiig. Vancouver, fl.C
EMPRESS
Under the auspices and patronage ol the Shakespeare Tercentenary
Celebration Committee and ili<- Women's  University Club
HAROLD NELSON
III.   \.   Shaw.   II.   \.|
SHAKESPEAREAN  PLAYS
HAMLET April 25-27
MERCHANT OF VENICE   April 26-29
ROMEO AND JULIET  April 28
SATURDAY MATINEE  JULIUS CAESAR
PRICES���
Special Matinee. 25c. Evenings, 25c, 50c, 75c.
EMPRESS THEATRE 7
HAROLD NELSON SHAW, Stage Director
I'nder   the   auspices   oi   the   Shakespeare   Tercentenary   Celebration
Committee
SHAKESPEAREAN    MASQUE
Shakespearean   dances,   music,   tableaux   and   recitations,
MONDAY, APRIL 24.     Prices���25c, 50c, 75c, $1.00
QUEEN ELIZABETH HAWKING
Tbt dresses in Queen Elizabeth's days���Shakespeare's days���were very
rich. Here is an old picture representing sport in tbe days of Shakespeare.
This will indicate the sort of costumes which will appear in Harold Nelson's
Shakespearean plays at the  Empress Theatre. April  ?4 to 2').
Compensation
Is It British ?
That the British flag stands for the
principles of "Fair Play" is a fact
which is well known throughout the
entire civilized world.
It was on this principle of fair play tha! lhe Licensing
Act of Great llritain provides thai llu renewal of existing licenses may nol be arbitrarily refused without
providing for compensation. See Licensing Act. Great
Britain,  Chap. 2.1, 4  bid. 7.
It was on this principle tllat the London County Council
paid compensation to an average amount of $11,410 to
each of 773 licensees in respect of premises which wen-
closed in accordance with government regulations. See
London  Weekly Times of  Feb.  IS.   1916,
Is it consistent with the principle of
British fair play for British Columbia
to legislate out of existence by prohibition laws great capital invest
ments���largely made because of the
express demands of the licensing
authorities ��� without providing proper compensation for those making
the outlay?
As fair-minded men, the electors of British Columbia are asked to consider tIiis
(I lies tion.
S SATURDAY. AI'KIL  IS,  191b
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
The new Hudson's Bay Store
An Ancient Company With a Modern Policy
The Hudson's Bay Company's  New  Building is opened and is a credit to
the old company and a compliment  to  Vancouver  buying public
Thc new  Hudson's  May store  is
model   of   commercial   efficiency   all
beauty and  the many    visitors    wh
have been guided htrougb the building as do also the linens, quilts, an >n ���
are perfectly delighted with the most
up-to-date  surroundings  and   furnish-
Provincial  Chapter
I In  animal meeting
apter of the Di
is being held in Victoria ibis
��eck.     The   Vancouver   Chapters  are
sending   representatives   and   among
|those who will be present-al the interesting   session   will   be   Lady  Tup-
Mrs.  R,  C.   Boyle,   Mrs    \    11
-.. ' - -I i. ' on the third floor  ^J ^  J��h"   W "��-   *��"���"
where   the   latest   fashions   are     dis
played.    The   sporting  goods  depart
nigs.
Thc company opened its first place
of business in January 1K87 on Cordova   Street,   between     Abbott     and
lewirk. etc. The fourth floor is the
glassware department and the circulating library, while the fifth floor
is the furniture department and general offices.
Half of the sixth floor of tbe new
low of eight rooms, completely furnished and in this way the customer
is shown the furnishings as they appear in their natural positions. The
bouse is complete even to a shingle
roof and the exterior is of cedar with
rustic finish. The other half of the
floor is devoted to the stock room,
where goods from all parts of the
world are received and allocated to
their respective departments.
"Efficiency" is the motto of the employees of the Hudson's Bay Company, and the departments have been
arranged with this aim in view. The
more called for goods are placed in
departments most easily accessible.
The elevator system is good, there
being four elevators for passengers
and one for merchandise while ea.*b
is  provided  with  safety doors.
The company has always maintained the reputation of selling first-class
goods at reasonable prices. This reputation will prevail and customers
can bc assured of receiving the best
goods at the lowest prices when trading at the new branch of the Hudson's
Bay Company.
Cambic Streets, and was regarded, at [building is given to a model bllllga
that time, the most pretentious business block in the city, although it only contained two departments, groceries and wines and spirits. Changes
for betterment had been steady till iu
February 1913, the contract for the
present building was let to Messrs.
Rourke, Macdonald and Moticreif, and
excavating immediately began. The
building was designed by the firm of
Burke, Horwood and White, of Toronto, and is of reinforced concrete
with front of cream terra cotta and
Corinthian columns. The foundation
has been made sufficiently strong to
carry the additional four stories which
thc original design calls for.
The mechanical plant was undertaken by the well-known local firm.
Messrs. Barr and Anderson. The store
is run entirely independent with the
exception of water and fuel oil and
thc mechanical plant is a revelation.
Light and power arc generated in the
basement, where visitors can see the
marvels of the work.
The first store contained two departments and the present building
contains forty-four. The fittings of
the present building are of Hondiiran
mahogany of a splendid finish. The
stock in the building is fresh and new
having been received just before the
opening. This new stock does not
demand   higher   prices.
The lower main floor is devoted
li groceries, and departments lor
fresh meats, fish, delicatessen fruits,
and vegetables, bakery ami confectionery, while the hardware departments  also  has  space  on   ibis   floor.
"lectric fans are continually in ni"-j
lion.        The   vegetable   departments
ontaihs  a   flowing   fountain     where
iecus are  kepi   fresh  ami   crisp   un-
I they reach the consumer.    The de-
.onstralinii   I lbs   arc   of   polished
. lohagauy in octagonal shape around
he  pillars.    Cut   flowers   an-   in   the
uany vases mi the counters ami  the |
������st of supplies is dispensed at a most
easonable cost.    The  main  floor is
nnposed  of departments  "i  drugs,
'������wellery,  leather   goods,     umbrellas,
��� bboiis, notions  and  thc  adjuotmenl
ureau.    The first floor  is  the ladies
eady-to-wcar department, and is
beautifully carpeted with Brussels carpet bearing the trade mark of the
company as a pattern. The mahogany fittings with the easy chairs ami
cushions make it a real ladies' parlor
Mrs. Peers,
ienderson, Mrs. J. T. .\|,
Miss Annie Robertson am! \li-
Ken Hall.
Vlcxan-
Kenzie.
Kat
USEFUL HINTS
When furniture is very heavy and
hard to move, take the castors out
and oil them thoroughly. Xot only
lhe wheel but the pari lhat fits into
the furniture also. It is surprising
how much easier heavy furniture can
be moved after the castors have b ��� u
well oiled.
Pauline Johnson Chapter
"n Tuesday evening the members
of the Pauline Johnson Chapter of
the Daughters of thc Empire met at
the home of Mrs. William Darling,
Haro Street, in order to introduce
Mr. Howard Edie. A most cnoyable
programme was rendered, among
those contributing being Mr. Edie,
Miss Varley, .Miss Marjorie Boyd]
Madame I'ratt-Stuart. Among the
guests present were: United States
Consul General and Mrs. Mansfield,
Mr. Ragoiistine. Mr. R. R. Maitland,
Dr. and Mrs. McKechnie, Mr. and
Mrs. Donald Downie, Mrs. Ambrister,
Mr. and Mrs. C. Williams, Mr. and
Mrs. Wolfe, Mrs. St. John Mildmay,
Mr. and Mrs. Innes Hopkins, Mrs. J.
J. Banfield, Mrs. Campbell Cbappell,
Major and Mrs. Barwis, Mrs. James
Orr, Miss Wisdom, Miss Clereinont,
Miss Gordon, Mr. and Mrs. Gordon
Darling, Mr. Bowser, and Miss Audrey  Mildmay.
* * *
Admiral Jellieoe Chapter
The Admiral Jellieoe Chapter of
the Daughters of the Empire met as
usual on Tuesday afternoon at Queen
Mary's Coronation Hostel, Alder
Street, when a considerable amount
of work was accomplished. The meeting will be held as usual next Tuesday at the Hostel when all members
are urged to be present.
* * *
Russian Concert
The Russian concert which is being
given under the management of Mr.
Frank VVrigley in lhe St. Andrew's
Presbyterian Church promises to be
most successful. The date has been
set  for   Monday- evening  May  !.  and
II boys, if you will sit very
quiet I'll tell you about the biggest
bear   I   ever did  see," said  Grandma.
"When I was a little girl we used to
live on a farm right in the middle of
a big forest. Great big trees grew
around us not so very far from
our house. .Sometimes at night we
could hear the wolves bowl. My, how
we would shiver and shake, for it is
not a pleasant sound. Often tbe men
would say they had seen a bear, but
the bad animals would always run
away into the forest and never bothered the cattle at all. But one spring
afetr the bears had wakened after
their long winter's sleep, one old fellow took a notion to steal our little
pigs. I remember how excited we
children were when father came in to
say one of the pigs were gone. My
big brother, George, took down his
shotgun and said, 'I am going to get
that old fellow tonight. I know bears
just love pigs but we can't afford to
feed any bears these hard times!'
"That night father and George got
out tbe gun and watched for Mr. Bear.
By and bye they saw him coming but
he bad already visited, thc pigs pen
and do you know he was carrying a
pretty good-sized pig in his front legs
and was walking on his hind legs like
a man. George fired and the bear
dropped the  pig and  started  to run,
Scene from the screamingly funny Keystone comedy, "My Valet,"
Rex Theatre, April 17���18���19
but George fired again and killed him.   likely receive
Next    morning    father  brought   the I done, scout,
hide of the bear to mother fur a hearth I
rug.   Always on cold nights the bear'
skin   was  the   favorite   [dace   for   the
children anil how we loved to roll and
play on it in  front of the open  fireplace.     Sometimes   now   when   I   go
over to the park and see the bears  I
think of that  big black  bear."
in   a   day  or  si
Well
GRANDVIEW TROOP
SEA SCOUTS
Tbe Sea Scouts enjoyed tlieir weekly camp last Saturday in spile of the
very wet weather. Tbe boys were
warm and cosy iu the lower part
of tbe boat and with lots of provisions they bad the time of their lives.
1 understand Scout Wbitworth is writing a story of the  trip which  I  will  muir in Victoria
The troop will bold its Easter camp
at Mosquito Creek at the foot of
Grouse .Mountain. What a lovely
name for a camping place. What arc
you going to do, boys, smoke out the
insects? A camp will be pitched over
the stream below Trythall's on the
old trail. If the weather is clear, the
boys wil likely climb the mountain
and other trips are planned for Capi-
lano and a new trait will likely be investigated. .
Mrs.  W.  F.  Brougham  is spending
a  few  days  with   Mrs.  James   Duns-
thi
plac
em
is indication
large enough
if the i
'���ii that
m >t cut throne.
slip th
when   ill
under ti
ble.
ORANGE MARMALADE
e rnm
knife
Neitzel entertains
-.-.    l-'.na   Neitzel
Six
fruit,
ters t
slices
"i iln
fruit
stand
oranges, four lemons, one grape
Wash ihe fruit and cut in quar-
o rcmoi c seeds, then cut in thin
removing all while pulp inside
��� skin.   To cadi pound of sliced
add three pints of water. Let
over night, then boil two hours
or until pel is soft.   I.ei stand lill
next day. then add one pint measure
full of granulated sugar lo each pin!
of fruit. Boil three hours or until
fruit jellies,.
Miss
Miss I'.na iNcitzcl enti
number of her friends ai ,
joyable party on Monday
when ab -ui thirty of her y in
visilei! her home at the corn
chencr and Woodland Dri
George Cran gave several
on lhe piano which were v
cnjoyeiL Miss Ma,
Mr.    lohn   I law-on
lined
lost
in
I   of   K1!
cs.     Mr.
elections
ry  much
Anderson   and
i   tin-    pretty
prizes for thc
present were
N'citwl, Misst
Miscode, Ena
contests, Among those
Mrs.  Henderson,   Mrs.
s Mae Addison. Mildred
Neitzel,   Louis,    Kelly.
Esther Henderson,
Juanita Xeilzel and
Etta   Neitzel   and
Alice
Messrs,
Messrs.
scribner,
William
William
%tenuna
SI?j3K���SP���5��fi
6���RG���l�����J8HRlI
ifcfc Britain nrt'f r
Urat thr iiyou& foot t>r
3-Tvom	
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This beautiful design is by Miss Janet Eaves of Vancouver. It is
published as a souvenir postcard by Thomson Stationery Company, and a
number will be presented as souvenirs to the patrons of the Shakespeare
plays at the Empress Theatre.
Smart Grey Spring Suitings
Enormous Variety
We are proud to announce that we are showing such a tremendous range
of smart grey suitings���the largest assortment ever shown in any one store in
Western Canada. Greys are particularly popular this season ��� and considering the difficult problem of dye stuffs which so seriously handicaps the production of colored fabrics, we very strongly advocate the wearing of smart grey
fabrics which are not dependent on coloring matter. Greys are always spri
like���always good style���always a favorite���always economics . : i this sea: *
they are particularly fashionable. We invite you to view this magnificent collection of greys.
Grey Worsted Suiting Serge, 45 in
dies wide; yard 85c
Grey Worsted Suiting Serge, 45 in
ches wide; yard 98c
Grey Kine Suiting Tweeds. 46 inches
wide; yard    $1.10
Grey Worsteds, all wool,  52 inches
wide; yard $1.35
Grey Check Suiting, 54 ins. wide $1.35
Grey Worsted   Suitings,   47   inches
w'ide $1.75
Grey Check Suiting Tweeds, 54 inches
w'ide; yard   .... $1.95
Grey West of England Worsteds, 50
inches wide; yard    $1.95
Grey Invisible Check Cashmere Suitings, 50 inches wide; yard . . . .$2.25
Grey Homespun Suiting Tweeds, 56
inches wide; yard   $2.25
Grey Pepper and Salt Suiting, 54 inches wide ; yard   $2.25
Gre}   Wu
58 inchi
Gre)   llerrin
ches \\ ide:
Grey Panama
inches wide
Grey  1
weat
iiiiiin
58 inches wide
Grey Hairline and Plai
���d   I lard   I u ill  Suitings,
wide; yard $2.75
bone   Suitings,   56   in-
yard  $2.75
\\ orsted Suitings, 58
yard   $2.95
A\ orsted.   like   men's
yard  . .$3.00
Suitines. 56
inches wide; yard  $3.25
Grey Donegal Tweed Suitings or
Coalings, 54 inches wide: yd.. $2.10
Grey (steel) Sicilian Suitings, 54 inches wide: yard   $1.35
Grey (steel) Mohair Lustre. 46 inches wide ; yard 85c
Also plain Grey Crepe Dress Goods,
Gabardines, Poplins, French Serges
and Fine Twills, yard $1.10, $1.25,
$1.50, $1.98, $2.75.    Let  us  show
vou?
ffltrfiudsonsBaycrompnnij
JN00RP0RATHJ97O
NEMEftTE.MMlHiE STOUttCOMMISSIONtR ���������
fix
SATURDAY   CHINOOK
SATURDAY. APRIL 15.  1916
They're Worth their Price
���Worth it to you in
correct style, good tailoring, satisfactory service,
handsome patterns anel honest fabrics.
Dick's Spring Suits
$15, $18, $20, $25, $30, $35, $40
.Give every man who buys one the comfort and satisfaction of knowing he is correctly dressed���and well
dressed.
Lots of blue serges���a generous variety of patterns
including stripes���and any number of different models.    Let's have your opinion of em.
WM. DICK Ltd.
Two Money - Back Stores
Full of Spring Wearables for Men
33  and  47   HASTINGS   EAST
Poultry News & Comment
���
���
���
"Never touched by human hands"
The Difference
In Milks
There's sitch.a wide 'difference between clean, rich, fresh milk and lhe
��� 'thjEu* kind,- that you can.nrj't afford t"
run Unnecessary risks.'--Every day���at
every meal and in the'kitchen, you Use
milk, Is the niHk'.'you .nnw serve t *
the members of your household,' tn
ihe children and liV BABY!a perfectly
.-afe' milk?   AUK 'VOU SURE
S(.)l.'-VA\' MII.K. uhicli tlie great
majority of South Vancouver residents use, is the fittest milk obtainable locally. It is produced in the
v.orhl-fanieil Eraser Valley���pastern;-
ixefl and clarified in tiie must modern
dairy in 11. C. Scientifically handled
all thc way tn ynur table���right from
tbe cow. Itnttled by machines ' that
prevent human hands cd'uiing in contact with the milk. Delivered in sterilised bottles tn residents of South
Vancouver, Grandview and Mount
Pleasant. Phone Fajrnioll't 2(24, and
��� uf driver will call nn yirni.
.   ���  I   i  i 'i   :   -
South  Vancouver
Co.
Twenty-ninth and Fraser
SUNDAY  LECTURES
To the Editor of the "Cbiiinnk":
Sir,���-%the "Chinook" by advocating
prohibition is placing itself, tn use
Mr. Galdstone's phrase (I know he
used it whoever invented it i ""ii iln
-i'le of the angels."
I Other agencies may also be employed tn promote temperance. The
iiewly-biirn "Vancouver Institute." if
it gives gnod lectures will take men
out" of the hotels into a high intellectual atmosphere. In connection with
this may I quote a letter just received
from a gentleman long resident in Regina who came here expecting that
Vancouver would at least be on a
level, intellectually, with the prairie
town.
iMy cnrre.spiuide.ut- writes:-'"   >"'
"What has happened to the Sunday'
evening concerts "and lectures which
you used tn give? I ask because for
many months 1 enjoyed listening tn
tbe talks by various speaker"!' and the
programme nf music provided, jlun-
ilreils nf others desire like myself ti
sec them continued. 1 note lhat .in
Rtgiriij sn great has been, tile Sllti-
il.iy night's attendance nt the Opera
I I louse that lhe manager, in a letter to
| the Regina paper, apologises for tbe
crush al lhe doors, lie says be has
now made arrangements with Lieut.
Co), C.arner In detail a guard nf fifty
men nf the 195lh who wjjl ine the
front of the theatre and organize thc
crowd.. Soldiers also will act as ushers. , Si> ynu see the military authorities arc quite in .sympathy with
these Sunday night lectures and probably1 it is because soldiers patronise
them to their advantage.
"What   is  good   for   Regina   should
surely be  good  for  Vancouver.    The
! Regina   concerts   are   not     recruiting
! Concerts, but purely intellectual gath-
| Brings  which  attract on  their  merits.
' Churches  do   not   hesitate   to   attract
by sensational subjects  for sermons,
i Advertising ministers appear to  wish
that the pople should wander aimlessly about  the  streets  or  go  to  a  so-
called  political  meeting or  find, even
lower   kimjs  (of   amusement     rather
than attend a go'rJd lecture and listen
tn good music.   Why will you not tell
us   something   about   the   great   poet,
Shakespeare, on Sunday night at a big
Vancouver theatre."
Vhi    Why not?
Yours, etc..
1. FRANCIS BURSILL*.
ONE SHOW
Ai the last convention held by the
llritish Columbia Poultry Association
in Chilliwack, it was decided by the
delegates   to   combine   the   different
poultry shows for the forthcoming
year. The North Vancouver, Kerrisdale, Central Park and Vancouver As-
���ociations to hold one show instead
nl" separate shows. There is no
doubt that the show will be a large
one and a win will be worth having.
Many of ihe smaller shows throughout the province practically have no
competition, and with the new fancier he is no wiser after the show than
before. A good idea would be to
have Amateur classes which would
give some of our Chccchako poultry-
men a chance to climb the ladder.
* * *
The Vancouver Poultry Association
are forwarding several recommendations for the improvement nf the prize
list in the poultry sections to the
executive   board    of   the     Vancouver
Exhibition.
* * *
Tbe North Vancouver Poultry Association hope to have lectures or
poultry demonstrations at each monthly meeting. W'e would like to see
every association do the same. The
Departiiielit   of   Agriculture   are   al-
POULTRY
KHODE ISLAND REDS, Dl'FF ORP
ingtons, Black Minoreas, $1 per set
ting. J. Proud, H14 Twenty-eighth
avenue   east.    Phone Fair. 6S5L.
BARRED ROCKS, WHITE CORNISH
Games; eggs $5 per netting . W.
Stonehouse, licensed judge. 110 Duf-
ferin  street  west.
WE ARE B. C. DISTRIBUTORS FOR
'���I'ittHburg Perfect" Electrically
Welded Fencing. Write us for catalogue mid prices. A. I. Johnson &
Co.,  N4 4  Cnmhie  St., Vancouver.
fowls that you do not like, because
no man makes a success at a business
he does not like. The same thing applies to choosing the varieties of
fowls. If you decide on one particular variety and like it, no doubt
you will take more pains and care
with tbein than you would otherwise.
Another question' tn bear in mind.
Pick a popular variety. Take for instance' the Rhode Island Reds, not
very long ago they were unheard of
and today they are one of the most
popular varieties in existence. ll
shows good judgment to take up a
Variety which everybody likes and
raises, you benefit considerably by the
opportunity of getting birds of real
merit, stronger and better quality
than some of the varieties that are
nearly extinct. Many fanciers arc always swaying from one variety to another and the consequence are they
do not make a success of any. If a beginner will choose his breed and stay
with them and use every endeavor
to bring them up to real merit, he
will make a success and reap benefits
which would be .a credit to him. Also
you have the opportunity to dispose
of surplus stock at remunerative prices, and also of establishing a strain
of birds that would be known 'throughout  poultrydoin.
EGGS FROM MV WINNING BUFF
OrpingtoiiB, $2.00 per setting. Barred Rocks, White Wyandotte*, White
Leghorns, $1.00 per * 15. Stoek for
sale. Incubator: Airedale pup.
Crowthcr, 117") Twenty-fourth live-
nue east, Vancouver.
POULTRYMEN ��� MEET YOUR
friends at Harry Stevens, (110 Granville  street.
SQJIABS FOR SALE���MATED PAIRS
various  breeds, 850   Homer street.
'   4 vS?   '-
Flock of S. C. White Leghorns
-��ays,,willing  to  supplv  an  expert  on
poultry.
* #  *
EGG MARKS ACT
Several assocatii'tfes have received
letters'from the Federal (.'ovcrilmcul
relative to the egg marks act. The
Dominion Government are not bringing down any legislation this session
owing to the press of war business.
Different associations have forwarded
petitions to the minister of agriculture and they have been laid aside.
It is a question nf presenting more
petitions before this mallei" is settled, and the associations should keep
hammering after tlieir, respective
members of their districts tn' keep
this matter before the bouse.
WH-ITE LEGHORNS
il The breeders, of white legliorns'are
(doing a remarkable business this year
in hatching eggs and day-old chicks.
What's the reason? Simply this���
they are one of the most popular varieties of all poultry. For egg production they are second to none, uniform in size and type, and lay a nice
while egg, economical, hardy, vigorous and are great rustlers. Very free
'from disease an<l in the rearing of the
young chicks the mortality is much
smaller than ill many other breeds.
W'e do not recommend them for a
hack-yard fancier on account of their
flying propensities, but for commercial   poultry   farming   every   breeder
HATCHING EGGS FROM BARRON-
Cyphers strain, S. C. White Leghorns, splendid liners; utility stock,
$1.00 per setting.' 056 Twenty-fifth
avenue  east.    Phone   Fair.  141X.
WILSON FEED CO., 148 ALEXAN-
der���We specialize in chicken feed,
egg producer and disinfectants. Get
our  prices.    Phone Sey.  3563.
LIVESTOCK
ALL KINDS OF GOATS FOR SALE
cheap. 1136 Twenty-second avenue
eiist.    Phone Fairmont 2574L.
IF Vol* ARE INTERESTED IN
barn huilding or bnrn equipment see
Lbuden's goods nt 4.3 Pender west,
Vancouver.
HEAR D79 MAIN ST.���LIGHT AND
heavy horses of nil kinds for sale
cheap. Harness ami wagons, hug-
gies at reasonable prices. W. J,
Kenty. r
800 TONS OF ALBERTA HAV FOR
sale in ear or toll Jots. See mc before buying; Western Feed Store,
mo Main St. 	
250 EGG STRAIN WHITE LEG
horns, $1.50 per setting; fertility
guaranteed. White Leghorn eggs,
pen No. 2, 75c. Forsythe & Sparks,
Selkirk street, between 64-65,
Eburne.    Take Oak St. car.
ONE PEN BUFF ORPINGTONS, IM-
ported from England; prize winners;
46 White Leghorns, all pullets, two
cockerels; 296 egg Htrain guaranteed. Eggs for batching. Orpingtons, $2.00 per sotting; Leghorns,
$1.75 per setting. B. Kelly, 2621
Chostorfield avenue, North Vancouver 690.  ' ''
HATCHING EGGS FROM'* PLY -
mquth and Leghorn, cross, White
Orpington and Leghorn, 75c per setting. 212 Twentythird west, N. Vancouver: '  '!���
EGGS FROM RHODE ISLAND, REDS,
Golden Wyandottes and Light Brnh-
mas, $1.00 per setting; Dark 'Cornish
Game, $2.00 per setting. Mrs. Lirig,
2325 Quebec street. Phone Fair.
1!)72g' . .      ���,,->     -
BLACK ORPINGTONS, COOK'S
strain, $2.00 pegi.settiinr;-prize -winners. Regal .strain Wlijtp vWynn-
ihittes, eggs, $1'..*)0 per settimt.' .T.
if.   Whvte,    Lviiii'   Vit'llev. '    Plione
' ,530R1.- ' . ' '-���  ���    *  ''   '->U
FOR SALE���ALL KINDS OF LIGHT
and heavy horses, single and double
harness of all kinds. Horse or cow
feed, 40c per" sack.' Good liny, $16
per ton. E. Atkinson, 325. rear,
Hustings  street  east.
FLORISTS
(TT AND POT FLOWERS���OPPO-
site Cemetery, Bodwell road. Saturdays nnd Sundays. Miss. Lei<rh Spencer. Phone your orders. Fairmont
2623. .   "     ..
BUY VOUB FLOWERS. PLANTS
nnd garden . necestjities from Brown
Bros., 48 Hastings street east.
REAL ESTATE FOR
SALE
Bu'ckley  Valley
160 ACRES, 8. E.'K4 Sec.'5,'Ts. 7, AT
.bargain,    Terms.    Box A1 Globe.
Beattle Street
FOR      SALE      CHEAP��� IMPROVED
property,  between Robson and  Georgia; terms reasonable. Box A2 Globe'.
,    Seymour Street
FOR   SALE,   BARGAIN���NEAR ilOOO'
hloek;  21 ft...improved;  make  offer.
Box A3 Globe.
WIJJTE , OJtPINGTO-NS. ,.K,ELLES-
trii's strain,' 196 eg_ur strain, hatching
eggs, $1.50 jiar setting. Ilouhlen,
Lvnn Vallev. 'Phone 530R1.
Price &  Dorrelli
DEALERS IN LIVE AND* DRESSED
poultry, "pigeons, net. stock, eggs for
hatching, bnby chicks,-new laid ettgs.
City Market, Vancouver. Plione Fair.
1472.        '"   - ;���'- ���-" - - -
Beaconsfield Poultry Farm
THE SELECTION OF BREEDS
FOR THE BEGINNER
There are many things to cniisidcr
ill selecting a breed or variety of
fowls, particularly with the beginner
in  the  poultry business.
First consider what branch of
poultry industry you wish take
broilers, eggs, or just birds lot-
fancy.
f yim .decide on broilers, use birds
of the English and American classes,
For egg production,; tlie Leghorn and
others of the Mediterranean classes,
Do   not   try   to" breed   a   variety   of
the
up,
tbe
should have a
white leghorns
yield.
portion  of bis  flock
for   Iheir   heavy   egg
ROOMS AND BOARD
BOARD  AND   ROOM���HOME   COOK-
ing; good location.     11137 William St.
EGGS FIR HATCHING FROM THE
following breeds bred for digs and
standnrd requirements���White Leghorns, White Wyandottes, White Or-
niiigtons, Buff Orpingtons, Black
Minoreas,   Pekin  nnd Bunnor ducks,
FOR   SALE OR   RENT���FIVE-BOOM'
bungalow;   beniitifiillv   Inid  out garden;   modern.     Hnuldeii,   Lvnn   Vallev.    Plione 530R1.
100(1 ACRES IN WHATCOM COUNTY'
'Wash.,  V.   S.  A.,   in  large or   small
tracts^.    For sale cheap.    Address  P.
O. .Bo* 1244.       ��� ...
FOR SALE���COTTAGE , AND -ONE
acre on Train line. Price, $1,200.
C. .Gniv,   43(1 Kohs.ni. St.
$1,50 per 15;  $10 per 100.
Beneonsfield, B. C.
J. Price
RETTING EGGS. GRAND STOCK���
Blue Andalusians. Partridge Wvan-
dottes, Rhode Island Beds, $1.50.
Stunley Dorrell, 1771 Yamiass street,
Cedar Cottnge.
CHAMPTON HEARSON'S 1NCIIBA-
tors andbrooders. Send for catalogue nnd prices. O'Lonnn, Kielv
& Co., Ltd., 37-43 Alexander street,
Vancouver.   Phone Sey. 284L
FOR SALE���WHITE INDIAN BUN-
nerduck eggs from prize birds; $1
per dozen. 8. "Ransom, Fern road,
Jubilee station, B. C,
CANADIAN PRODUCE CO., VAN-
onu ver���Highest prices paid for local   new laid eggs.
ROOM    AND   BOARD   IN    PRIVATE
family, reasonable; good homo, 1537
William, street.
SITUATIONS  WANTED
FEMALE
WANTED-DAY WORK, TWO OR
three days a week, Mrs. ttfcFar
lane,   2036  Triumph street.
HATCHING EGGS AND BABY
chicks���Barred Rocks, Rhode Island
Reds, Black Minorcns, White Lea-
horns; utility nnd exhibition. 330
Diil'feriii   street   oust.
HOUSES WANTED
WANTED���TO    RENT OR   MANAGE
Lodging   or  rooming house:   central
'location:   furnished;   must   be   up-to-
date.    Thrall-Australian   Rooms,  770
Sevmolir street.
APARTMENTS
LOVAT   HOt'SE   (OPPOSITE   ELVSI-
' urn  Hitel), 1152 Sen ton street. Nice
comfortable    rooms;   steam    heated;
breakfast   if   required;    terms   very
moderate.'   Phone 8ev. SS520.
HOUSES FOR SALE
FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE���HOUSE
modern, seven rooms, 1S41 Stephens
street; cost $5,.S00; no rcnsonnblo
offer refused.    G. B���  this office."
BUSINESS CARDS
ANV BREED OP BREEDING ROOS
lei's, cockerels, pullets, rabbits, pi-
peons. Pioneer Poultrv Market,
2208  (Iranville.    Fair.  190K.
Mabel Nbrmand, the "Keystone Comedy Girl," who appears in "My Valet,'
Rex Theatre, April 17���18���19
White Leghorn Male.    Owned by J. Price, Beaconsfield
APPLEOREST POULTRY HANCII���
booking orders now���Bnby chicks,
hatching eggs, Barron strain. Leghorns. Burred Rocks. BInek Minorcns, Peking ducks; highest class ntil-
itv stock. Corner Kingswny and
Victorin, South   Vancouver.
HATCHING EGGS FOR SALE���
From pure breed Black Minorca
chickens| $1.25 per setting; from
prize stock: inspection invited. Ed
Morris, 1362 Howe street. Phone
Sey. 4536.
SETTNOS FOR PURE BRED SINGLE
Comb |White and Brown Leghorns,
$1 per setting. Black Orpington, $2
per setting. If. Nowton, 1013 Dnvie
street.    Phone Sey. 3700.
WHITE WYANDOTTE EGGS FOR
hutching, $1.25 per setting; laying
strait*. 863 Fifty-third avenue east,
South  Bancouver.    A.  Anthony.
AGENT FOR GEO. BONEV CAPON-
i/.lng instruments. Caponizing done
hy appointment. W. C. .Tenkins,
570 64fh Ave. east.
FOR SALE���ONE PEN, BLUE AN-
dalusians. Eggs for hatching from
prize winning stock. $1.50 per setting nnd up. T. Somervllle, 2125
Princess St., off Earls Boad, Britcola
P. O.
i\ P. WHITE, CEMETERY GAR-
Phone Sey. 2609. Win. Watt, Prop,
plots seeded. 5050 Eraser tsreet.
Phone Frnser 173L1,
BANKRUPT STOCK OF WHIT-
wortli & Stuurt, taken over by Bertram Marble and Granite Works at
a .fraction of its cost. Stock will
go nt pnnp prices while it lasts.
Cor. Frnser nnd Tlihty-fourth avenue. Fairmont 011 or Highland
1391L. '
TO THE HORSESHOE TAILORS���75
left-over suits for sale nt, prices from
$4 and lip.    325 Columbia avenue.
LONDON MUFFIN CO.���MAKERS
of old London crumpets; muffins nnd
crumpets fresh daily. 516 Smythe
street.
Mustard mixed with milk instead of
water does not gO dry and brown if
exposed to the air.
BLACK AND WHITE ROSE-COMB
Bantams, Black, Buff, White Cochin
and Golden Senbriglit, Bantams.
Stoek for sale. 36 15th Ave., east.
J. O. Poole.
PANTAGEC
UNEQUALLED        Kj
VAUDEVILLE
Phone Seymour 3406
WEEK OF APRIL 17th
A Tangoland
Revolution
A Musical Comedy
Don't fail to see the first chapter of the "Iron Claw."
Three times daily, 2.45, 7.15, 9.15
Matinee, 15c; Night, 15c ft 25c
y
"S^H
Mas

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