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The Standard May 19, 1917

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The eutiling month "i June aim ���-'
always turns lhe thoughts toward
marriage and giving in marriage, because it is the most delightful mom
of the whole year, the true month "i
romance and yutith. The tree.-, and
fields, and hedges, are all ill 1 eir
freshest array of tender green, the
birds singing iheir trills ol thanksgiving for lhe sunshine, busy themselves over thc building of their little
nests, making them every bit as cosy
and warm as we human beina> can
make ours. And what advantages
has the bird of today over her ancestor* of a hundred years ago, when
everything was sacrificed for solidity; heavy furniture, heavy curtains,
sn little that was light, am! dainty
and cheery. .     .
Of course it would not be amis- n
:i little more of thc quality of solidity
was retained in the furnishings of
today, but at least tbe bride ol 191/
can "exercise her own individuality
in her roms, and can make her home
bright with the gayest of chintzes,
and most up to date color schemes;
while comfort can be found in the
most luxurious of velvet carpet*.
and deeply padded and cushioned
couches and chairs.
1 was shown this week the very
sweetest bridal dress, which was
being prepared fur an early June
bride, lt was not an elaborate af-
fair. and had no court train, for the
wedding is to be a comparatively
quiet one, and the parents oi the
bride arc not blest with great abundance of wealth, though in what
is generally spoken of, as comfortable circumstances."
The underdrcss was of softly tailing, beautiful quality satin, in a very
specially lovely shade of palest
cream, which is so much more becoming than pure dead white, while
the overdress, wliich fell in straight
lines, and the sleeves were of chiffon, also in a very good form quality.
Tlic clever fingers of the lull
bride tn be had been busy for quite
a long time before, and the result
was a most handsome border, several inches in width around the tunic,
and on the sash ends and sleeves,
worked in tiny white beads and
Silver thread. It was an exquisite
gown, at the same time simple and
girlish in effect. I love that uld
fashioned idea of many years past,
when the marriage gown was embroidered and embellished with fine
and beautiful work, by the hands of
the bride herself. It has been made
the subject for many a charming
oicture; but, nowadays we hardly
have time for much sentiment, there
is so much else to be thought of
I should like to tell you, too. of a
trousseau of this same bride. It was
linen dress included in the simple
of pale rose pink, pleated in straight
lines from a yoke, which with the
cuffs was lightly braided in a small
braid of the same hue, confined at
the waist line with a beaded girdle.
A large collar of white organdie,
worked with wreaths of rosebuds in
pink and green finished the neck.
To be worn with this frock was
a large hat of white -embroidered
linen, also worked around the crown
with larger wreaths of rosebuds in
the   same  colors.
The new bathing gowns will be
out for our inspection almost immediately, and we can only hope that
they willl act as a charm upon the
weather man and make him feel
more   kindly   disposed   toward   us.
No longer is the bathing suit
made of alpaca or serge; now it
must bc of satin, taffeta or silk jersey, in any of the bright glowing
one  i ici'e  overdress  is   nm
t"  the   tore,   made   in   the   prevailing
��� iraight   lines,  a  Bash   or  belt  1  ly
about the waist, and having at the
Bides tin' inevitaole big pockets, presumably for the collecting    :  sheila
and jelly-fish.
lu many of the customs the
bloomers arc several inches below
the overdress, this being made very
much shorter for the pupose, though
many wearers prefer the dress and
.loomers  to be of similar length.
Luring the past few weeks, we
have heard at the interesting series
of lectures upon Shakespeare, many
of his song.- set tu music composed
by Henry Purcell] but probably few
people know the interesting, unquoted and appropriate inscription
afiove his burial place in Westminster   Abbey.     ll   runs   as   follows:
"Here lies Henry Puree.!!, Esq.,
who left this life, and is gone to that
blessed place where only can harni-
nny be exceeded.
Obit. 21 niu die ts'oveinjhjes, Anno
Aetates 37 mo., Annoq Domini,
ft    :!'     '.
Mr. Mark Goldstein has just returned to the city from eastern Canada, where he has been managing,
while on lour. Mr. Stuart White's
pantuniiuin company "Aladdin."
this company played for the most
part to capacity houses, having many
times to give matinees and return
performances. The conipany is now
in Winnipeg.
Mr. Goldstein will ou May 24 give
the initial performance of his Marc
Dale Smart Set Co., a pierrot troupe
of eight members, at George Park,
Victoria, where they intend to run
throughout  the  summer  season.
The talent will be good, also the
mounting, as the old Victoria Stock
Company has supplied Mr. Goldstein
with plenty of charming scenery, so
there is every prospect of a successful  season   for  the  troupe.
Miss Polly Redfern am! Miss
Peggy  Lewis  have  already  been
even  the  tall   horse,    and  his   vocal
command Is tbe same, fur the varying inflections "i iln- voice, iruin the
snores of the fat buy. the hysterical
treble ol  Mr-. Bardell, the sonorous
welcome  of the owner   of    Dingley
Hell, thetragic intensity of tin- counsel   fur  plaintiff,   when   he   points   "in
m the jury  tiie  hidden  meaning    in
the   words   "chops   and   tomato,"  in I
ihe  compromising  letters;   were    all I
alike   wonderful,   and   assisted     by   al
keenly   developed   sense  of   humor.
The  proceeds nf the recital    went]
t"   the   fund   for   The   Prisoners     nf
War,  and   the   entertainer   generously j
donated $70 of bis  one  hundred dol-  have   bet
lar  fee. | ment   an.
overseas. I think we have a right,
having been pressed by large dclcga-
toins both fur ami against ihe measure passed hist session, subject to
referendum, and in compliance with
ihc statements made by these delegations, t" issue a statement m them
|ami the general public as to the altitude of tin- government on tins question at thi   present time.
Alleged Irregularities
Ij'li gatii'ii- bine represent!
grave    irregularities      took      place,
���a hereby   wa-  caused   t!"'   defeat    ol
iiu- spirit nf ihe referendum, that is,
thai   these  irregularities bad caused a
sufficient number of votes to be cast
against  the   measure  to  bring about
it�� defeat and that w.ere these checked  and  ihe  illegal  ballots  discarded,
referendum   would   have   carried
passed   by   lhe   late  gov-
n  force otl July   1.
and   the  act
1 ernment he :
i  repa
I nn
[used lur tin
Montreal, an
account of h
At a siniilai
here, held in
profit-1if S4K9
to his regret, was re-
Cauadian forces at
alsi  in  England,    on
; excessive near sight.
recital to that given
Cillgston, 'Int., a clear
was made for comforts
rted     tu   the   guvern-
1 in  substantiation of them,
number   nf   documents,   affidavits  and   lists   checked   by   officers
overseas,   presented   by   the     official
acting for thc  prohibition  forces.
"Against  that,  we have hail delegations  from  thuse  opposed  to  prohi-
biti   pointing out  that  there    was
for ihe 53rd  Battery. I no-truth  in   these  charges  and  affi-
The   recitals   are   always   arranged davits,  stating  that  ..ther    affidavits
that the  parts  chosen  from  a    work  B'ven m behalf of the charges    were
should form a continuous storv, lead-  not. Pr��Per-y  obtained  and  that    the
ing up tu an ending.   Therefore they votln8 was  irregular,
prove as entertaining to a non-read- Conflict of Evidence
er  uf   Dickens  as  to  others  familiar'    "This constitutes a  confl
with   his   books. , deuce, and  it is the dut
un  whose advice  all  ballots  counted
and objections noted. Cannot say
how many repeater?. Brief tn Simon
and his opinion mailed you some
time   ago."
L'p to the present time the brief
m Sir John Simon and lii- opinion
have  noi  reached this government
"We were looking anxiously fur
the receipt uf Sinn mis brief and decision; ihis ha- nut arrived alth iUgh
wc hae knowledge of what it is from
ui1." i ii ; ��� Thii was a
pointmenl aa ������ hoped that the bal-
1  I-   and   all   paper-   v. iuld   be   avail-
abh       -r     sideration    while    the
house   >'.'i-  still  sitting."
Urges Heavy Income Tax
incomes of more than $100,000
should Ik- taxed t" the disappearing
point in war time and continue to be
sn taxed just a- 1"; ���_ a- the war di ibl
lasts, in the opiriion of tin- American
Committee on War Finance, a self-
appointed organization headed by
Aiiius Pinchetl. with offices at 'ill
Broadway, Xew York. The Committee ha-, -imi the entry uf the United
States into war been active ill an attempt tu influence Congress in the
enactment into law of certain war
measures bearing bl
C.'hici among thes
cated is one which
annual war tax un
in excess uf $2,000
persons I and in
married persons
i Continued from  Pag��  ' me i
we all :
once tu
famous   Helen   Keller,   wlm   as
know  is blind and stone deaf,
dd  Mr.  Frank Speaight    how
she   was  to  Dickens'  works,
and that Joseph Jefferson, the actor,
would allow her tn pass her hands
over his face lhat she may learn iiy
much the facial expressions which
he gave tn the  various characters.
Mr. Speaight requested the same
lest, being anxious to try liis own
ideas of personality, so, first making
known tn those standing around the
name of the character, he allowed
Miss Keller t" pass the tips of her
super-sensitive fingers over his face,
and in every case she correctly gave
the name, being delighted with her
own success, as was Mr. Speaight
with his ability tu portray. .
 ��� _��� i	
Federal   Government   Urged   to   Extend Voting  Principle to  Federal Elections
would levy an
all  net   incomes
I for unmarried
���cess of $3,000 (fur
beginning at 2  per
Frank  Speaight   Charms   Audience With Readings From
Great Novelist
"Wc nunc of us knuw how funny
we arc. but���mir friends do!" was
the statement, all too true, made by
Mr. Frank Speaight to his audience
at .the Hotel Vancouver last week.
"Dickens,"' he declared, "never exaggerates, his characters are abso-
of the recital we all realized that
lately true to life," and at the close
this was indeed so, and that Mr.
Pickwick. Mr. Winkles, Mrs. llardell
and her friends were people that we
met almost every day. When Mr.
Speaight told us that he moulded
his ideas of the character of Dickens
un people whom he met, and closely
studied all their little nianuerisims
and peculiarities, in order to faithfully portray them, also that he met
Dickens people every*day and cvery
where, and that he had already seen
tliree Mrs. Bardell's in the audience,
we all began tu think of���no, not
ourselves���nur friends; .\Lr. Speaight
has indeed studied human nature.
1 have heard several Dickens readers, but I have never before been
persuaded that the characters were
not slightly overdrawn. After the
recital last week I am without doubt
a convert.
Mr. Speaighf's command of facial
expression, one might almost say
! contortion, is marvellous, for every
l character stood before us in its turu.t
ict of evi-
the gov-
mvestigation, it being charged with
ernment tn cause a full and complete
the duty and responsibility of seeing
that the sanctity uf the ballot sliuuld
be maintained whether the vote bc
taken  in  Canada  or  overseas.
In ihis connection I want to
une step further. Having received ...
formation from the prohibition party
taken place and tllat we should have
lhat these alleged irregularities had
a thorough and absolute check, the
government moved in the matter and
cables were sent tu the agent-general
It will nut be nut of place tn point
out that as soon as reports were
made out and when we had complaints tllat there were irregularities
���we had also complaints that there
were no irregularities but simply a
lack of energy nn the part nf' the
provincial authorities in England in
getting nut the full vote���we at once
took steps to have that matter gone
into; Those complaints were made
before Ihe returns of the referendum
and the government sent telegrams
tu the agent-general asking for a full
and complete investigation.
Action Was Taken
"A little later, in order that there
should not be any opportunity for a
! claim of irregularities to be set up
by Donald Sutherland, South Oxford, i and to safeguard as much as possible
stating that  it was desirable that ac-1 the counting uf the ballots and check
cent, and increasing on a sliding
scale to a point which will permit of
nn individual retaining an annual net
income  in  excess  uf $100,000.
"A tax of only 40 per, cent, on
Sl.OOO.OtK) incomes," writes Mr. Pin-
chot for the Committee, "leaving the
poor multi-millionaires with only
from $600,000 a year up to shuffle
alung nn. seems, in a war-pinched
country, a travesty uf justice and of
the pay-as-you-go war finance plan.
The war will nut be popular until
lhe people feel it is carried nn with
justice   to  all   classes."
are nu ll ':^' I - : ��� ��� I ��� < rely
watcl. tii" smoki
Attention has be< n directed to the
. ian uf al arge English muni-
i: ne ''a torj that he has found four-
growth uf ihe smoking habit am
women  by the rep ri  ol  the official
from ' - leers' heart." Some
teen young women employees suf-
.; ' .'in are quite young girls. "All
��� i (hi ii,." I e sa) - "an- women to lie
led naturally a- potential mothers There never \*as a time when
babies were m such vital importance
astuday. yet at tin- vi ry time we want
strum.' and strudy babies, children
are likely tu ine into liiis world in
a weal-, weed) ami rickety condition,
paying iln- price fur their mothers'
devotion  t"  tobacco."
Smoking after lunch is now permitted among the women workers in
several of the most conservative gov-
ernmenl offices in London, and, in
other departments where official peril, ission is lacking, systematic smoking among the women employees is
winked at. In the offices of private
firms and factories nf all kinds the
same condition exists.
A London newspaper says that
many women workers admit smoking
an average of a hundred cigarettes a
An army surgeon, whn. in the
last days nf 1914, declared that excessive smoking among boys was
the cause of su many men proving
unfit fur general military service,
has just stated that "one of the
"greatest evils produced by the war
is  the  growth  of the  smoking habit
in  women.''
,.  ,;���  ��
The big soul saving campaign on
the uld courthouse square is about to
start with  a  hip  hip  hurrah.
Otawa, May 17���The eulire sitting
of parliament yesterday was given
over to a discussion upon the question of the desirability of extending
the franchise tu women. The debate-
was based  upon  a  resolution  moved
tion should be taken tu consider the
matter this session. Hon. William
Pugsley discussed from anuther
angle and urged that steps be taken
to make certain that in the provinces
where women now have the right to
Vote at provincial elections they
should be given a similar right at
the fedefal contests, lie expressed
right in Ontario. Manitoba ami llritish Columbia but not in Alberta and
the' legal view that they have this
Saskatchewan because the Dominion
elections' act refers only t" male
Hon. C. J. Doherty,- minister uf
justice, did nut agree with this view,
He argued that the word "person"
had always meant male and that legislation would have to be introduced
and passed before women could vote
in any nf  the provinces.
Sir Wilfrid in Favor
Sir Wilfrid Laurier. declared himself in favor of the broad principle
that the franchise should be a local
matter and that where the provinces!
grant the franchise to women ihey
Dominion as well as provincial elec-
sliould be allowed    to    vote    in    the
as closely as we could thc reported
irregularities. I w.tfed the agent-general ou  March 29:
"A claim has been made that a
large vote was counted where it was
not possible for the number of B.C.
men tu have been present. The government had asked the agent-general
to engage competent counsel to see
that the law was carried out, and in
that connection Sir Richard secured
the services of such an eminent counsel as Sir John Simon, The reply to
the cable of March 29 was rather
slow in ci lining, and we again cabled
on April 4: 'Please advise at once if
our order-in-council excxluding from
count ballots and receptacles not
sealed was submitted tu Sir John
Sinlon before bpinio'n given. Also if
in your official count repeaters and
if. so how many were included.'
Looking for Brief
In the act it was provided that or-
ders-in-cottncil to implement the
measure where defects were found,
could be passed which did become a
portion of the act itself; On April
7 the follow ing cable was received by
me iiinii the agent-general; "All
orders-in-council    submitted     Simon
Calgary, May 17���The Liberal
campaign was opened here last night
when a mass meeting held in the
(.'.rand theatre was addressed by
Premier Sifton, .Mrs. Nellie Mc-
Clung and W. M. Davidson, the candidate in North Calgary. The meeting was enlivened by a large number
ul returned veterans who hail many
questions to ask the speakers. The
premier   was   the   soldiers'   target.
Mr. Sifton said the election was
being held because' the government
had completed its course of five
years as laid down by the constitution and because fur the past sixteen
months the Conservative newspapers
and politicians have been crying fur
an election. He reviewed the legislation put forth by the government
and intimated that a similar course
of action would be maintained if returned  to  power.
Mrs. McClung commended the
government fur its legislation and
said she intended to. vote fur the
premier because he was the first
premier to give the people fair play-
on the prohibition question.
Woman suffrage was in Mr. Davidson's opinion one of the greatest
achievements uf the freedom which
Liberalism now meant as the outcome of the old policy of Liberalism,
Progress and freedom, henceforth-
would be synonymous with Liberal
��-W     ���-
Teddy's  Great Desire
"Let us without une huur's un
necessary delay put the American
flag un the battle front ill this great
world war fur democracy and civilization and lor the reign uf justice
and fair dealing among the nations
oi   mankind.''���Theodore
Through Tickets
issued   to   all   parts
of the world.
to the Old Country,
Alaska, China and
For full
particulars apply
to any
C. P. R.
Did  you  ever  notice he
uusly patronizing a man .;
he  takes a girl  into a  sw
ant.   and  how  sheepishly
when  in  the   same   place
He   who   hesitates   is   a
Established  1904
Carload Business a Specialty
B.C. Vinegar Works
J.   ii.   FALO iXI'.R.    Manager
Mc:; ;���        '   Chemical
Give    Satisfaction     for     a
Life Time
(Between Robson and Smythe)
Having purchased a huge consignment of high quality white paper at a
very reasonable price, we are now in
a position tu give close prices on catalogues, books, pamphlets, dodgers,
etc." The Standard Job Department,
426 Homer Street; phone Sey. 470. FOUR
ATL'KDAV.   MAY   19,   191/
Richmond Craig's Weekly Message r~����h
My  Dear  Friend,���
1 am informed that you have given
up going to church. I wonder why.
1 will not insult you by supposing
that you have Quarrelled with anyone in your church. Xor do 1 suggest tliat you have taken offense at
anything that the minister might
have said from thc pulpit. Little
troubles and differences of opinion,
1 know, do arise in all churches, as
they arise in everything else in life,
but 1 am not one who can believe
that there arc ill this world people
so small mndied and purile, as would
allow these petty personal squabbles
and jealousies to influence their at
tendance at church. And yet one
the  interestina
to  watch   how       	
real ur imaginary, will sometimes
alter men's entire relation to the universe. There is no doubt that "the
shoe may have fitted you'' as 1 have
no doubt it has at some time or
other, fitted all church goers, but
don't you think it is stupid nf you to
snap a Church fellowship tie, simply
because the minister chanced to
speak a truth, that you evidently
needed to hear. After all, the world
is wide, and if they persecute you in
one city, you can flee to another.
You may have ceased, for good enough reason, to go to one particular
church; but however good the reason, do not, I ask you, be so illogical ] 0wn
as to allow it to keep you from going I
to church at all.
sorry for you. It may be that you
are nut wholly tn blame. You have
found the Christian Church unsympathetic in the hour when you most
needed sympathy, and seemingly selfish in the day when a real vision of
unselfishness might have saved your
suiil. Vuu will, however, remember
that Christ is more than His Church
Thc needed sympathy and vision is
always to be found in I lim. There
are some kindred spirits around
somewhere, and if you did nut find
them, just the moment you looked
fur them, it does not follow, that
tiny do not exist. I would ask you
tu remember the whole situation.
You are losing a great deal by standing aloof. If we are to maintain an
average level in character and ideal,
and keep our lives from becoming
prosaic and drab, then wc must worship.
A Church in Every Community
Hut you say that you are disgusted
with lhe outcome of all these years
of preaching and teaching. So are
we all, but it is not "Christianity"
that is at fault. Wc are to blame. We
have allowed our commercial instincts and our thirst for wealth,
fame and pleasure to take possession
of us. Our souls have become depressed and benumbed because of
the material considerations of life.
We need more than a market-place
in the community. The picture-show
and.the dance do not give the satisfaction we long for. Great literatures
are not created, heroic characters
shaped,  and  strong nations  founded,
since, ihriiugh storm and sunshine,
has led the people with a firm, wise
and kindly hand, under whose guid-
ihe enmities and antagonisms
are disappearing and a
s slusvly but surely bein thai great land. N'o
une will be more pleased with lhe
honor you have dune me than
friend and companion in arms, V
heavy task in the far south has prevented him from atending lhe imperial conference. I knuw your best
wishes  accompany   him   in   his   great
of   the   past
new nation
ing built up
work of statesmanship.
Loyalty of India.
The   Maharajah   uf   Uiknar
course  of his reply,
Those who Vay" that India is held
by the sword do a grave injustice
both to Great Britain aud India.
British rule in India rests on firmer
foundations, lt is based on the
principles of justice, equity and fair
play. In the process uf a constructive evolution it is inevitable that
differences should arise, but these
are not more than
to be settled between
country and the younger members
of the  imperial  household.''
After all the attempts  that    have
been  made,  by  our  German  enemies
and  their  allies,  lu  stir  up
tion  and   revolution
great parts
of the annplura type. For uver two
years these R. S. have been practising their manly art upon the Hun
with extraordinary success. They
have become experts and have returned home to wage war upon the
enemy within their "Hume Guards
and Gales.'' The public generally is
delighted at the new turn of events
and   will   doubltess   give   lhe   swalers
TIMBER    SALE    X    956.
|-Illi:n   SAI.K   X   038.
SEALED TENDERS will be received by I SEALED TENDERS will be received
tlie Minister of Lands nol later than hoonjby the .Minlnter of L.-nids nol later
nn die .list day of May, 1917, for tlu- i-ur-; tlmn noon on the 1st day of June,
chase of License X 956, to cm 1,'K'" ooo ; IMT, for tlie purchase ol' License
fen of Dead anil Down Cedar, mi an ana X 1138. to cut 972,000 feet of f'edar,
adjoining Lot 2359, Chippewa Bay, Powell I Hemlock nnd Balaam on nn urea ad-
Lake.   New  Westminster  District. 'joining   Lot   771._   Hroughton
l Hi.-   i 11   year  will   be
if. timber..
���il for removal i Itange   1,  Coast  District.
One   (1)   year   will   be
Further particulars ol ihc  Chief  Forester, | removal   of" timber
il lowed     for
or    District    Porester,    V;
Further particular.! of the Chief
Forester, victoria, 1>. '"., or District
Forester,  Vancouver,  IL  ('���	
upon evanescent chimeras.    We need
of | the Church  in cvery community.  I'or
things in  life  is just! two thousand years it h'as_ Stood for
une little grievance,  purity,   integrity  and   sacrifice,    and
upon it. and around it, have    grown
the lasting institutions of life.    Thc
simple  practice   nf  going  tn     church
has brought in its train untold blessings m nur land and people. "Where
two  or  three  are   met  together    in
My name, there am I iu the midst of
Our Influence and Responsibility
One  other  consideration,   What  of
your influence upon others? Consider
the   perplexity   into which   your   actions may throw others,���the younger  members  of your family,  fur    instance.     Ynu   would   not   deliberately
advise  a  younger   brother,     or  your
child,  never  to  enter  a  church.
But Imw in the world, are they    to
reconcile   your  disposition   and  your
practice-    This revolt of yours from
organized   religion  may  be  a  deadly
The Nature Worshipper?
lt may be that you arc a Nature-
worshipper. Your church is situated
in Stanley l'ark, Capilano ur Bowcn
Island. You spend a little fortune
every year in transportation, getting
to and from your place of worship.
You have no use for soul-less corporations on week days, but you have
no hesitation in allowing them to exploit you and yours on Sunday, so
long as you get to your church. The
worship of God in Nature is an elevating and august devotion, but it requires, as you well know, more sincerity and reverence than the average Sunday pic-hie parties put into
it, and the transportation corporations make provision for. A baseball bat, or a dime novel are after all,
poor substitutes for the Bible. 'J'he
revelation that God gives of His
presence in Nature is best understood
by those who are diligent in their
search for the wisdom that He has
preserved, in marvellous ways, for
humanity. It is really not worth
while making terms with hypocrisy
in order to cover up a departure
from an  ancient tradition.
family  quarrel,
the   mother
stir up insurrec-
iu these two
��� of the Empire, it must
be galling to them, to be thus so
plainly totd that we are a united and
loyal people, willing and eager tu
make every sacrifice, thai nur own
Freedom, and that of all weaker nations, may bc preserved. We may
he great scrappers among ourselves;
���   'i-�� leni-th uf oivil
the length of ei
ellion,   when   we
We may even gi
war   and   open   rcbe
feel that we have serious grievances
but when civilization is menaced, and
the honor of nations trampled in the
lust by
an arrogant and blood-thirsty
'  British Em-
autocrat, then the great Bntisn empire is a unit. Every difference is
forgotten,   and   every   grievance   dis-
forgotten,   aim   t.v.j    ���...
appears  when  the  integrity    of    the
nation  is  menaced.    We  have    only
one desire, and one ambition, at the
present time, and that is, to lay
proud usurping Hun low in the
We  must   teach   him   the   lesson
life,  and  for  this  end,  we
^^ have
subordinated     everything.       In    this
spirit,  and  in   this   spirit  alone,     we
expect to win and we will win.
"The Slacker in Khaki:  A  New
The   slacker     in   uniform     is     the
latest  form  of  parasite  that  syncon
with '       ' -    -'-
thing to them. . Your present conduct i hates with cozening hope Upotl
is liable to re-act upon yourself. By! gullibility of the general public. He
your attitude to the Church you are is of the political species generally,
shattering one of the moral safe- and was reared, with other blood-
guards of the rising generation. I fj sucking animals in British Columbia,
ynu do that with a clear conscience,'
so he it. To your own conscience
you must stand or fall. But 1 believe you would shrink from doing
anything that would injure the life
of those you love. Will you not
give this business of church going
another trial? It will mean a little
trouble to get back to the old ways,
but it is worth while. It is men and
women like you to stand for the spiritual realities of life, in these strenuous war days. May 1 expect to hear
of you being at your own church next
Sabbath morning?
Cementing the Empire
We British people have many ways
of   expressing     our   appreciation   uf
the valued services of our great men lu """���""       '',"" ,"" ,"r ��� ,.**
The   conferring  of  the   Freedo-*     ������'I ���  e ���" "S'-ajly .found during the cven-
during the twillight hours of the lust-j
political  regime.
He has flourished with increasing
fertility during the period uf this
great World War in other parts of
Canada also. This species of animal
is easily recognized. He has nn vertebrae, and is of a sickly look and
cowardly mcen. His gastronomic
propensities arc, however, sometimes
prodigious, and he has a capacity
for whisky and cigarettes that is
beyond comprehension. He usually
lives, as his name denotes at the expense of another, and that "anuther"
is chiefly His Majesty''s Government
He is of the ' hybernating species
also. He is clothed in royal robes,
but lifi sleeps considerable, especially
after lie has secured his usual dattjij
allowance of nutritive juices. Hi
neither   works  nor  exercises  himself
ing hours, in dance halls, harems and
_j^^^^__ 111     oi 	
thc City of London, the heart of thei recruiting meetings. He is loqua
Empire, is one of the most historic I ciQualy and lecherously eloquent, H
and  significant  methods   wc   have  of1
paying honor to whomlionor
This unique and interesting ceremony is possible a relic ol" the days
when the Londoners passed "their
own laws by their own citizens without a reference to a king at all."
The "territorium' of Ihc city in these
days was its special property. By
those days we mean the days uf the
I'lantagciicts, the Tudors and the
Stuarts. But we arc getting into the
realm of ancient history, and that is,
we assure our readers, not our sphere
Wc leave that field open to the very
versatile and vivacious writers of
The Petty Party Politician
I hope you will not tell me that
you are so engaged in petty party
politics, that you have no time fur
the church or religion. 1 am sure,
if this is your position, that you arc
finding out how utterly hopeless it
is. The recent revelations and investigations are proving to us that we
need a higher standard of morality
in our Province, And how is it to
be obtained? Your study of history
has doubtless shown you, that you
cannot legislate men honest. Wc
want to try a new way, and yet it is
the old way. We want justice to
flow over our Province line a river,
and    righteousness    like    a    might)
stream, and it will nut dn so until we _ ���   .
put   ihe   things  of   Gnd     first.     The t0' is ,l"-' fact 'hat. this signal honor|
Sermon on the Mount has never been  "' the Frcdom uf the City of Lond
surpassed as a code of ethics, and if  was presented  the other day to sev
properly   interpreted  and   understood  eral   distinguished   colonial   reprcsen-
would  certainly raise the moral tohe  totives of the Empire.    At that cere
of our  community.    After    all.    the niony_ General  Jan  Christian  Smuts,
church  is  a  stronger  force  than  thc  on.c  li,m'  rebel, and now minister of
party,   and   its   atmosphere   is   purer. I defence of South  Africa, Sir  Edward
and  more  health  giving and  sustain-1 Morris,   Premier    of    Newfoundland,
ing, than The intrigue fetid, and naus-|s'r James Meston. the  Maharajah of
eating  medium  of  the  average  ward  Bikanir,  and  Sir  Satyendra  Pasrsano
club   room.    The   Kingdom   of    Go(l|-si"ha, of  India, delegates to th
is a  bigger  thing than  tbe    biggest j pcrial  war  conference,  spoke   i
Political  Party. j ply to thc several addresses
_,     ���        . _    .. cd  to  them.    Parts  of  two  of  these
The Honest Doubter intcesting speeches will bear reprint-
You may. however, be seriously ing. viz, that of General Smuts, and
doubting the whole basis and author- also that of the Maharajah of Biknar
ity of religion, and you may be doubt- General Smuts in his speech re-
ing your need of any religion. Is this i ferred to the great historic traditions
the reason why you have given up of the city of London, and showed
the practice of religion? Is this the] that it was the bulwark of liberty and
reason why the pew where your | the refuge to wliich all oppressed
father and mother sat knows you nol could turn, and never in vain. In
more? You arc aware, of course,! acknowledging thc confidence shown
that scientific materialism is dead.! in him, and the people from which
No one with any claim to be called he came, at such a critical time in
intellectual will dare to hazard a den- our nation's history, the gallant gen-
;,i   _sf   ..I.* .���"     J       | eral said:
"I will not suppose that any poor
can expatiate upon the glories of
the war with amazing enthusiasm.
The success of the allies is to him
a foregone conclusion The need of
recruits is his favorite theme, and it
is simply wonderful the faculty this
lepidoper has for fascinating fair
women and weak men They hang
upon his breath and his arm. and
gyrate around with him at all the
patriotic terpsichurean fUpctlons. lie
is ubiquitous. We find him in the
church, the court room and the hull
of medicine; at the desk in the counting house and in city councils, as
well ^^^^^
ial of the supernatural now-a-days.
So that you are really behind the age
in your agnosticism. You are out of
date. All men are feeling after religion. They are realizing how needful contact with the spiritual is in
war times like these.   You may have
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^    as   in   the   lodge   rooms,   parlia-
evening    contemporaries.    What I ment  halls  and  other  munition   fac-
we  especially  want  to  call  attention I lories,   in   fact,   everywhere   we   find
this indegeiious war protozuane. His
name is legion and it is found upon
the pay-roll of every public and philanthropic institution in the land, as
well as upon the list of the "home
guards." This peculiar commensal
has one characteristic by which he is
easily recognizable. He never leaves
his natural habitat, lie is always
around home, keeping the "Home
Fires Burning." His victims are
shipped off periodically to the seat
of war but he never goes. It is not
good for his health that he should
go. He might soil his uniform and
his female mates could not bear the
strain of being parted from their
fawning flatterer and friend. What
would they do without his shoulder
upon'which to recline, and his hand
fron) which to sip the juice of the
grape, paid for by the blood and
sweat of the "common herd." How
would our politcians get along without their khaki clad supporters?
And what would our churches and
our Red Cross societies do without
tlie distinguished members of thc
politico-militar-parasite family, to
grace their whist jlrives and their
raffles with their crustacean presence? How ever could our secret
societies bold a seance without the
help of their time honored and worthy brothers? It is impossible, and
yet this class of blood-sucking insect is doomed to die an ignominious
death. And for ibis reason. They are
especially obnoxious to ax men of
the returned soldier type, who are
accustomed  to  exterminating  vermin
merits of mine have justified the dis
tinction     of  being    enrolled    among
many of the greatest and most illustrious names of history; but T    con
fess that T am very proud and grate
lost taste fur religion. You may] fill, and the people of South Africa,
have lapsed into a dumb yet dissat- especially the small Boer people to
isficd practical atheism, wliich has no I whom I am proud to belong, will also
intellectual basis whatsoever, You | feel greatly pleased and honored. A
have thousands of companions, if this i decade ago you similarly honored my
be your  case, and  I am  profoundly | leader,   General    Potha.   who     ever
6Z Beauiy-Spoi to f?ova
-in        in i ������ i ��� in ������ ii���iiw___��� !___���!��� iwwan ^������w
MOST centrally located town In Nova Scotia with
a population of between eight and nine thousand, meeting place of railroads and home of
large manufacturing Industries, Truro is also a place
of beauty and a joy to the vlBltor In its tree-shaded
streets, its parks of winding pathways and waterfalls,
Its surroundings of rich and beautiful' farm lands.
Here Is the junction of the Canadian Pacific and Dominion Atlantic Railways, the home of a huge and
ever-growing wool industry with a name nationally
known, a condensed milk plant, hat and cap factories,
machine shops and wood factories���all on a large
scale and all prosperous. But here too are flue
churches, normal and agricultural colleges, handsome
public buildings, in beautiful settings of green lawns
a,id shrubbery, on streets shaded by rows of spreading maples. Truro Is a unique and most happy combination of material prosperity and aesthetic charm.
Settled first by the Acadian French, and later by
Bturdy colonists from New England, and hardy sol-
dlers who had fought and won under CornwalliB and
Wolfe, Truro Is rich in its historical associations.
Quick to realize the richness of the soil here���washed
as it was by the tides of Cobequld, terminus of the
fickle Fundy���the French Acadians built their dykes,
erected a chapel, and settled. With the passing of the
years, the tiny settlement grew and grew, becoming
not only a community of rich farms, but also a resting place in the long trek from Port Royal to Louis-
burg or Quebec.
And then came the expulsion of the Acadians, their
homes were burned, their flocks driven off and their
lands made waste. Even to this day, pieces of farming or kitchen utensils are turned up by the plow,
treasures hastily buried there by the French Acadians
In the hope that some day they might return, reclaim
them, and live again those happy and peaceful days
so dear to the habitant farmer.
Years passed by and tliere came such men as Alexander Miller, Matthew Taylor, Capt. William Blair.
Eliakim Tupper, Charles McKay, Adam Dickey, James
Courlay, Samson Moore, James Downey, Joshua
I.amb. James Whidden. and Charles Dickson from
New England, Capt. John Morrison nnd Col. Jonathan
Hlanchard from New Hampshire; Dr. John ''arris
.'rom Philadelphia: and Midlers from England, s in
land and Ireland���stout and hardy pioneers were they
all. So strongly were they in sympathy with tha
American Revolution that when two justices of tbe
peace tendered them the oath of allegiance In 1777,
but five were willing to take it. Yet their descendants
by the hundreds are now giving their blood and their
lives in the great battle being waged for civilization.
No less delightful than the lawns and groves ot
the town Itself, than the natural park with Its paths
winding in and out among trees of fir, spruce and
pine, its miniature cliffs, its bridges over bustling and
tumbling rapids, its sparkling waterfalls, and Its
rustic benches overlooking them all���no less delightful than all lliese are the driveways through a country picturesque in rambling farm houses, huge barns,
spreading fields of hay nnd oals; with afar ofT th*
waters of Cobequld, muddy from racing over the long
flats, and dotted with shirs, lumber laden and hound
far south to the l'nited States or east to Great Britain.
Charmed with Its beauties and soothed with its eooi
breezes, lhe seek'r u'tcr rent ph'i "< e "ill find in
Tn ro c ' '
Doqs qf the Midnight Sun
DOGS are a versatile breed. The
bloodhound will never live
down his record as a police
man; the Pekinese always suggests
his career as a Sunday supplement
favorite; the mere mention of a gun
serves to evoke memories of the Uess
of Bport; the trained mongrel wags
his tail on every vaudeville stage; the
Red Cross dogs of the French front
bring a lump into the throat the world
round. But after all, save and except
the role of "Iriend" which is what all
dogs are born for, there's no trade iu
dogdoui so useful as that of the Northland canine who thinks he's a horse.
We can't go to the open ice of
Greenland or the Labrador to see the
dan-shaped teams whirling their
sleighs along under the aurora. Most
of us can't go anywhere north of
steam beat in the bitter weather.
But ail of ug plan some time or
other to run up to Alaska in the summer, and when we think of midnight
suns and totem poles, Yukon nuggets
and Jack London yarns, let's not forget that Skagway Is the entryport to
the land ot Alaska Sweepstakes, the
greatest event of Its kind in the
world, and the one sure road to immortality for "the dog who works."
Nome to Candle and return is the
distance���412 miles. The prize is
$5,000. The time is April. The weather disdains to rise to zero. Teams
are entered by owners living from
California clear to the pole. And
every dog who runs In a collar is
eligible to compete���husky, mala-
���rute.t Siberian wolfhound or plain
wonderful all-enduring mongrel.
In Alaska and the Yukon, hotels
are sleeping places and mekis are
taken In side-street cafes with Chines* cooks. Last summer the writer
travelled  tha  thousand  miles  from
Vancouver to Skagway in the Can-'
adian Pacific Steamer "Princess
Charlotte," took train a hundred and
ten miles over the old "trail of '98
to Whitehorse and was preparing
myself by an excellent dinner to
catch tbe Yukon river boat for Dawson City. I was sitting with my
back to the screen door of the little
restaurant when I had that odd sensation of ''being watched" which
comes to everyone with eyes in the
nape ot his neck.
Turning I saw the biggest silver-
greyest, softest furred dog yiou ever
set eyes on. I dropped my knife in
The restaurant waitress came smiling out with a plate of fish refuse.
"Never seen a malamute before?"
she asked. "Some dogs, ain't they,
and they do say they can live on air.
I don't see how the ones in this town
always look so fat in summer unless
they fish In the rapids."
"Why, yes, you could buy him if
you liked.   Guess you could just run
away with him, and nobody'd bother
you. But, of course, you know he'd
eat up your own dog when ypu got
him down home. Then he'd Jump
the tallest fence you could find, and.
go clean up the neighborhood."
Grey Brother had finished his fish
course. His eyes were as yellow as
topazes and the fur sn top of his head
stood up in a silver fluff an inch
thick. He was toughing all oven*
with good nature and the idea of such
murderous exploits as the waitress
suggested seemed Impossible. '
Down the street came a tingle ot
bells and a tangle of dogs. In the
middle was a team���Jersey, Sport,
Blackie and Sbep���and surrounding
them like sportive comets was an
assortment of unattached canine
energy sufficient to run a mill. Th*
boy who drove the dogs from his
little cart was about thirteen.
"Mush on Mush on! he cried to his
team, unmindful of the cameras ol
tho tourists aa of the gyrations of kilt
_���__��� 1
SATURDAY|^HB}9,   1917
Your Telephone
Is a Long Distance Telephone
vol' use your telephone
when you wish to communicate with a friend or your
tradesman. You naturally use
the telephone under those circumstances.
Jt is jusl as easy to use ilie.
Long Distance telephone, it
requires only the ordinary conversational effort to telephone
to Vancouver Island or the
Kootenay���distance is eliminated. You should use the '.ele-
phone naturally under all circumstances.
":;,:'      '^i',:,',':;: ���; :'���������' ':;;
Fighting the High Cost
The materials used for operating and
maintaining electric railway and light and
power lines have enormously increased in
the last few years.
High wages and the cost of living has
sent onr expenses skyward.
Yet the cost of our service to the public
has either remained the same or has decreased.
Efficient management has done it. We
have pitted better methods of operation
against increased cost and the public gets
the benefit.
Counted on the purchasing value of a
dollar today, the public gets cheaper service
than it received heretofore.
But there is a limit to our ability to defeat
the rising costs and we bespeak fair and
reasonable consideration of  our  problems.
I \      '
Numerous Publications
epresentcd in tlie List���Total oi
l_-7  Papers   Barred   From  Cir-
dilation   in  Canada���Pearsons
Magazine Not Allowed.
. ^'':..:;., .I: .���., ���': -i:: ���;:;.ill ��� ;i:; .i ^:,.,.::,,
: :���.i.i :.li
JMbftHaesV Day May Mftla
BOOK       i G> S- F0RSYTH & C0-
SHOP        ��� Corner Homer and Hastings St.
Fugler & Mackinnon
Magazine, Music, and Book
binders to the trade
Loose Leaf Systems
PHONE Sey. 3691 319 PENDER ST.
A circular sent out this week bj
the Chief Censof of Canada calls
attention to a list of \27 books and
magazines which arc barred from
circulation in Canada. About half
these publications have .been pla ed
under the ban during the last three
Practically all the newspapers and
magazines arc published in the l'nited Stales, th.,null one, a tri-weekly
called "The War" is published by
ilttn Selks in Shanghai, China, lii
the same city is also published a
German paper called "Der Ostasiat-
ische Lloyd."
Naturally, newspaper, and magazines printed in the German language are in the majority in tlu cen-
sur"s list. There are forty-seven
German publications, and thirty-one
English. The balance arc divided
annmn thirteen oilier languages, as
follows: Creek. 3; Jewish and Yiddish, 6; Syrian. 1; Polish, 3; Ruthen-
ian, 5; Hungarian, 2: Roumanian, 1:
Hindustanni, 2: Croatian, I; Finnish,
5; Russian (Socialist) 1: LJkrainen,
I; Estonian, I. Three weekly papers circulate exclusively among Irish
Religious   Papers   Excluded
Three religious publications have
fallen under tlie bail, one a Lutheran weekly published at Columbia,
S. C.j a newspaper called "St, Joseph's lilett," printed in German and
published hy the Benedictine Fathers at St. Benedict, Oregog, and the
"Josephinum Weekly." edited and
published by the Pontifical College
Josephinum, Columbia, Ohio, This
last named was barred a year ago,
but the other two have only recently
come under the ban of official disapproval.
The German books forbidden circulation in Canada includes "Blatter
und I'luteu," published ill Si. I.i mis,
and the famous "HindenburgV Ein-
marach in London," published in
Philadelphia, This book had attained tremendous popularity in Germany, where the fictions accounts
of the German generals triumphant
march to London were accepted asI
literal truth by the more credulous
Fritzies, though admitedly written
in  a  prophetic  vein.
Books Under the Ban
With thc excepiont of "The Truth
About  Germany���Facts    About    the
War," which was banned in November,  1914.  all  the  books  aud  pamphlets   printed   in    English   have     been
barred   dunlin   the     last     couple     of
months.     These   include   "Why   Cermany     Will     Win     the     War."     by l
George  Humphrey, published  in   Detroit;   "The   War   Plotters   of     Wall j
Street." published by the  Fatherland
Corporation  of  Xew  York,  iu   which
the blame is placed on  England and,
llil?  Business;   "The  Vampire  of  the.
Continent,"   by   Count   I*".rust   zu   Ke-j
ventlow,   a   hook   which   has   had     a
wide  circulation,  especially   in     Xew
York,    where    it    was    established;
"Secrets   of   German   Progress,"     by
Prank Rooster, and published by the
Fatherland   Corporation;   Dan   Wallace'^   "Revelations   of  an   American
Citizen     with    the     British      Army."
brought  out by  lhe  American  Truth j
Society,  of   Xew   York,  and   which   is]
said  to be  replete  with  misinformation   and   libels   on   the   British   soldier;   "The   Kim.*.   lhe     Kaiser     and
Irish  Freedom."  by James   McGuire.
and   published   by   the   Wolfe   Tone
Publishing  Co.  of  New   York;    the'
notorious  "Baralong    Atrocity."    by
James  J.   Curran.   issued     from     ihc
presses   of   the   American   Truth   Society:   and   "America.s   Relations     to
the   Creat   War."   by  John     William
In England, Yes; Canada? No!
The Canadian book trade and all
concerned, are cautioned against
importing for sale or free distribution in Canada books printed in
Creat Britain which hy order of the
Home authorities are allowed free
circulation in the Mo.her Country
but are forbidden the right of exportation. No less than sixty-four publications which 'Te allowed circulation in the L'nited R.M&tion. arc forbidden exportation by the rloim: authorities, and fi considerable number
of these contain matter which is
distinctly "Objectionable" within
the meaning of tht te-m as defined
in the Consolidated Orders Respecting Censorship.
One of these Knglish hooks is
"Defeat? The Truth About ihe Betrayal of Britain,'" by Arthur Mee
and J. Stuart Holden. The book was
written to support an aggressive
moral reform movement in the mother country, and its circulation was
allowed on account of the exposure
in its pages of certain grave local
conditions susceptible of improvement. The people of Canada have
no voice in the ameloration of these
conditions, and consequently the
circulation of the book in thc Dominion would serve no useful purpose,
so, for this reason, and because it
contains many caustic reflections
likely to adversely affect recruiting,
it  has  been   prohibited.
Among other phases, "Defeat?
The Truth About the Betrayal of
Britain" deals at great length with
the Prohibition question, and predicts   the   downfall    of  the   present
government unless the li-ni'-r train.:
is immediately stopped for the duration of the war. though ab- ilute
prohibition it of course preferred by
the  writer-.
Well   Kn.wn   Writers.
Arthur Mee. who colloborated with
J. Stuart Holden in writing the b
i- perhaps one of the most widely
read authors ol Greal Briaitn. Probably hi-, best known work is
Children's Book of Knowledge,'" a
work found lu almost every well to-
do Canadian home where there are
young 'hildren. This work il-o had
an immense circulation in Greal
Britain, where il is known as "The
Children's  Encyclopedia."
J. Stuart Holden, M. .V, of K,.-_-
wick convention fame, i- the editor
of "The Christian," an undenominational paper which has a circulation
approaching   the   million   mark.
it will be a surprise to many former readers of "Pearson's Maga-
-��� Hi " t" learn thai ii has been under
offcial disapproval for the past sixx
months. This is the American Pearson's, not Ihe C, Arthur I'car-oii.
Loudon magazine. Its pre-war Canadian   circulation   was  around  20,000.
One censored American newspa-
pei bears tin- appropriate name of
���  _^ ��� ���
The   Proverbs   of   Malcolm   McBeath
Between two stool pigeons we
come   Io   the   ground.
* * *
Enough of this bunk is as good
as a  feast.
* + *
Ils a bad cause that none dare
support  without disguisei
* * *
Many a false word is spoken 'twixt
ihc  cup and  the  re port.
if * tf
Put  no faith  in  tale bearers.
When   spies  enter, justice  depart-.
If the warm weather keeps up,
many an acquatic youngster will re-
cei' '��� the order of the Bath at English   Bay.
* ..  *
Thi S'ews-Advertiser -ays thai
the "vast majority of women are
under thirty-seven." If we take the
word of lhe dear girls for it. that's
-". But women's ages move slowly
��� n the upgrade.
* * *
Brooks, the ballonist here for the
War Dance, went over nine thousand feel in ihc air. Even at that he
did'nt come up to the present cost
of living.
* + *
These are the melancholy days
when the Vancouver man catches it
coming and going. Ile has to shake
up lhe furnace in lhe morning, anil
lurn  on   ihc  hose  in   lhe  evening.
How would it do to beat some of
those stay-at-home officers' swords
into ploughshares?
Of  two  evils  choose   them   both.
(By  HORACE D.  DAVIDSON, Acting Industrial
Till! lo.al centre of Western Canada ii Vane iuver, for
ose who look  vestward.    I'he tn      ��������� transportation i- toward tin-  tide-water terminal,    Cor
converges her chief lines at t!,:-  I..        portal.   Not only
are th'.- great basic feature.-, centered here, but t!"   lesser,
though essential features thai mmunity welfare
also sit side by Bide with the element i I great power to
make the cily by ihe sea a c mplete community, one of
tbe most attractive cities on ti" mini i, commercially,
industrially, physically, climatically, scenically, residen-
tially luxuriously���and hopefully, H some of these features Vancouver stands pri ei ni t; in .'ill. onspicu Ij
high by comparison and in tlie aggregad of natural attractions i- probably unequalled in Ameri a.
Locally Vancouver is situated al ha! one of her
proud boasts, one of the three best natural harbors in the
world, English Bay and Burrard Inlet, which extend inland a little more than thirty mile-, two-thin - of this distance beyond the City of Vancouver, Beside inii. double
salt water habor, empties the greal fresh-water Ira-' i
General features indicating the condition of the city
commercially may be quoted in lhe Inland Revenue
which increased for lhe month of January, 1917, as compared with January. 1916, by one-quarter, or io $7.:.2.?4; lhe
building permit values which were nearly quadrupled and
in February under normal operations reached $%,7W); the
postage stamp sales which were increased by one-fifth and
the customs returns which decreased by one-fifth for
January, indicating a greater consumption of local and
Canadian produced goods. As an indication of the growth
of population in the city recently as closely allied with
the commercial conditions the water rates collections for
the first two months of the year 1917 may be quoted.
These returns were nearly six per cent, greater in these
two firsrt months of 1917 than 1916 and were greater than
the corresponding period in 1913 when Vancouver was
still enjoying a boom period, or in any previous year. The
population of Vancouver estimated conservatively from a
variety of forms of data and by two unrelated methods
was. in 1916, 156,000 people within the area which may be
described as commercial or residential Vancouver, that is
within a eight-mile radius of the centre of the city.
The two great obstacles to im
transportation rates and high c
to    be    dissolved. '   'J"'.-    entry
branches of railroads to Vancoi
years has already had a markec
portation charges and it i^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
good cause that further and more marked reductions will
take place in the near future.
The homes of Vancouver and its suburbs, built generally of wood, are attractive and in some instances magnificent. The surface of the city is rolling providing easy
transportation and complete sanitation and drainage. 'Ihe
water of the city is almost chemically pure, is delivered
tinder excellent pressure and in unlimited quantities. Li
all Vancouver is a luxurious city in which to live for in
addition to her natural attractions there are added the advantages of a great gateway of travel and commerce
through which the celebrities of art and oratory pass, and
pause to participate in the life and lend their aid.
The spirit of the people of Vancouver and British Columbia generally is one of optimism, and confidence in the
prosperity and happiness of the future.
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Canada Now
an Exporter
"For the time being, al any rate." the London
"Statist" reminds llie English reader, "Canada lias
changed from an importing to an exporting country
of no small magnitude. Whereas she had an adverse
merchandise trade balance of $195,000,000 in 1913,
and of $53,000,000 in 1914, she exported on balance
$203,000,000 worth of goods in 1915, and no less
than $325,000,000 worth last year."
Uncle Sam spent tliree thousand million dollars
and more to free the negro. He spent three hundred
million and more to give liberty to Cuba. Now he
will spend seven thousand million dollars���and probably more���to save the high seas, if not the whole
world from Prussian domination.���Boston "News
During the seven closing weeks of the British
fiscal year, which terminated March 31, the Chanccl-
or of the Exchequer figured England's average daily
public expenditure at $ 6,t>00,000. In the same
weeks of the fiscal year before tlie war, the daily
average was about $4,000,000.
Urged in Release Employes
tor Farm Wnrk
Car Shortage
Figures made public by the American Railway
Association show that tlie railroads of the country
are facing tlie most serious car shortage ever known.
This is in spite of all efforts that have been made to
remedy the situation and is contrary to all predictions
that were made a few weeks ago.    Tlie statement of
The world's production of silver in 1916 was less
than in any year 'since 1907, and at present the price
is higher than tlie average for any year since 1890.
This has stimulated production in 'tlic Cobalt district
to some extent, but the procuring of labor has proved
so great a difficulty that for the first ^hree months
of the present year the value of the output will not
be more than $3,000,000, as compared with $2,750.
000 a year ago. The production of gold has increased
during iho same period bv $620,000, or from $2,019,
000 in 1915 to $2,639,000'in 1916.
Urging members of tbe Canadian Manufacturers' Association to take all possible measures towards
providing adequate farm help for tbe coming season,
and suggesting tliat tliey release employees who have
a knowldge ni farm work, the Executive Committee
of the C. M. A. lias come lo tbe assistance of the the association brings out the fact tliat on April 1
movement throughout the country for greater food there was-a freight car shortage of 143,059 cars, an
production. In an appeal sent out by the committee, '"crease of 12,2977 over March 1. Three factors
and signed bv ('.. M. Murray, the secretary, it is are blamed in the association's report for the growing
-lated that additional farm labor is necessary in order shortage: (1) Shippers order more cars than tliey
to ward off the menace of a world-wide food shoHage actually need, in the anticipation that their entire
The appeal is as follows: order will not be filled: (2) tbe practice of shippers
"In tbe  face of tlie stea'dilv accumulating evi- i" filling identical orders with several railroads, thus
deuce  that  we arc  threatened   witli   a   world-wide causing a duplication in the report of shortage; (3)
shortage of food, it plainly becomes the duty of every \ manufacturers receiving orders call for cars regard-
one of us to assist, to the utmost of our ability, iii  'ess of whether they have materials to ship,
obtaining a greater production from the soil.    W'e ' ' ��� '
owe it to ourselves and to our employees, as the one I .  London  Foreign Trade
obvious and effective means of dealing with tlic high  -
cost of living; in a more vital sense we owe it to the Canada's foreign trade figures for the fiscal year
Mother Country, and to the armies of the Allies, who ended March 31 show an increase of $800,000,000
are hopefully looking to us to do our share in main-! over the previous year. Thc total trade for tlie fiscal
tabling their food supplies. W'e know that the farm- j,>,ear just ended amouned to $2,249,170,171, of which
ers of Canada are doing their best to meet the situa-! $225,000,000 was in coin and bullion. Tlie total
tion, but they are seriously handicapped by lack of trade for the previous year was $1,424,916,665, of
help. They need help now. for the seeding: they which $140,000,000 was in coin and bullion. The ex-
will need more later on. for the harvest. Moreover the ports for the year just ended amounted to $1,151,3^.-
bclp they need'is trained help, men who have had some| 768, as against $741,610,638 a year ago; imports iu-
Are You a Careless Father
experience on tlie farm, for in an emcrgncy such as
now confronts us wc require men who can make, themselves immediately useful, not having to be taught.
"Members of the Canadian Manufacturers' Association, as employers in tlie aggregate of probably a
quarter of a million men and women, arc in a peculiarly favorable position to render valuable aid if tliey
will only do so. Among their employees there must
be a great many who were brought up on the farm,
and who could now most effectively serve their country by returning to tlie farm, even if only for short
intervals at seed time and harvest. It is recognized
tlyit anything that is done in that direction must be
done voluntarily: the employer must he willing to
release his men for such times as they are required;
the men, on their part, must be willing to make the
change as their contribution to the cause of freedom.
It is earnestly recommended by your Executiv Committee therefore, that you give immdiate and serious
consideration to the possibility of sparing some portion of your staff for this pressing work. The Committee fully appreciate the fact that in some lines
factory Jielp is already all too scarce: they also
recognize that tbe materials some manufacturers are
producing may be just as essential to tlic prosecution
of the war as food. All they .ask is to weigh thc
matter carefully with a mind single to the best interest
of our common cause, and then do the best you can.
"The procedure suggested is to make an immediate canvass of your working forces, with a view,
first, to ascertaining the names of those in that class
who would lie willing ta return to the farm temporarily, say, for a month now and a month during
harvest. As a means of placing such men quickly in
touch with nearby farmers who could use them, you
are asked to forward their names and addresses 'to
the Director of National Service for your district,
who will gladly do what is needful. It may sometimes be found that men who have had farm experience, and whom the manufacturer could spare for
a lime, will be reluctant to make the change because
of the wage sacrifice it would involve. Where that
difficulty arises, it may perhaps be overcome by a
direct appeal to thc man's sense of patriotic duty. I
am desired to state that some manufacturers, from a
keen appreciation of thc importance of this movement, have adopted the plan of equalizing wages for
the first employees, up to a certain number, who volunteer irp farm work; that is to say, they undertake,
for a period of two months, to make up the difference
between the wages paid on the farm and the wages
that would have been earned in the factory. If it
were done by employers generally, it would efl'ctually
solve thi., ycars's farm labor problem very effectually)
and serve tlie double purpose of increasing onr food
upply and adding to tlie general prosperity of llie
country, in winch manufacturers', of course, would
share, lie Committee do not urge such action upon
you: circumstances in your case may make it impossible or impracticable. But tlie Committee do appeal
to you to'lend your best effort towards helping thc
farmer to help liis country and his Empire, firm in
tlie hope that you will respond according to vour
means and ability."
creased from $507,783,381 last year to $845,330,903
tliis year. Increases were shown in each of tlie various classes of exports, but the great growth in the
Canadian trade was due to the wonderful increase
in nantifacturcs and the agricultural products shipped
from Canada to other countries.
All modern policies now have a provision that
allows loans of money to bc made upon them. To
borrow money on a life insurance policy is. however,
a pernicious practice, for it defeats tlie very ends for
winch tlie insurance \vas taken out.
Tlie case is recalled of a prominent Brooklynitc
who died recently. Although his business affairs had
been run on a close margin, no difficulty was anticipated for the widow's welfare, for it was known that
her husband lias invested a considerable amount in
life insurance.
When the insurance came to lie paid, however,
it was found that instead of tlie $25,000 anticipated,
but ^10,000 was forthcoming, since he had borrowed
income of $1,250 per year and a bare annual pittance
of $500. The result was that in her declining years
she was forced to work for which she had no par-
means the djfference to the widow between a living
up to the limit of his capacity from the company. It
ticular training.
"Om; of tlic greatest crimes of which I know is
tlie crime of bringing a family into existence, and
then failing to make proper provision fm* it> members. If I were not a preacher I would he an insur-
ance agent. I have heard men joke aboul life insurance, but life insurance is not a joke. I have, in the
line of my profession, visited sorrow-stricken homes,
and across the door of one I have seen written, in
glittering sunbeams, the words 'Provided For,' and
across the door of another I thought I could trace
the words, 'Not Provided For.' Ob. what suggestions of debt, doubt, distress, uncertainty, anxiety,
gloom. I said tn a woman, whose husband was 'lying,
'Suppose, suppose be should die'? And she answered, 'Ojjr home is almost'paid for, and we have an
insurance policy."
"A marriage license and an insurance policy
ought to go together. I carry every dollar's worth
of insurance which my income will permit. Tlie'
handsomest compliment which a poor man can pay
lo bis wife i< wrapped up in an insurance policy, lhe
payments of which are kept up. Tlie preach r who
said he bad no time to waste on book agents or insurance men was doing liis. best, unwittingly, to insult the two advance agents of an advancing civilization; Literature means intelligence. Insurance
means satbility, permanency and security.
, "Tliere are three tilings which a dying man ought
to know when he is dying, lie ought to know that
be is at peace with God. lie ought to have the
satisfaction of knowing that lie has accomplished
something for humanity, ile ought to know tliat his
loved ones are provided for to the best of his ability.
"Within the realm of human need, comfort, foresight and kind provision for loved ones, insurance is
the most practical form of applied Christianity of
which I have any knowledge. A poor man's best
investment is an insurance policy. And that home
possesses one strong anchor, at least, which can boas!
of such a document among its archives."���Extract
from Sermon on Subject "The Crimes of Careless
People," by Rev, James I.. Gordon, D.D.. Pastor Central Congregational Church,  Winnipeg,  Man.
Thoughts for the Workers
Be alive all  the time,  and  especially  when you
work.   Enthusiasm creates energy.
Tiie honest worker demands more of himself thai'
bis employer ever expects of him.
However poor your work is, it is never hopeles.
Yoti are a success if vou make it a little better eaci
Tbe best remedy for failure is plenty of hard, conscientious work.
Think success, hut tliat is not enough; think *���
bard tliat it becomes action.
Everything is free to tlic hand tliat can grasp il
"A farmhouse that lias been insured right along
for thirty years," says a farm weekly, "has never
burned, hut during that time seven ceoplc have died
in that house. Yet some people tliat insure their
houses do not insure tlieir lives."���Exchange.
India exported 600,000 tons of jute in the year
ended March, 1916, against 500.000 tons in tbe previous twelve months.
The Property Owner and Fire*; Preventim
What can the property-owner do individually In
reduce the fire-waste beside co-operating in all good
community action for fire defence?
lie can guard liis premises against outside communicating fires.
He can correct any existing defect in building
construction liable to spread fire within.
lie can study the hazards of the particular business or industry occupying his property.
He can make sure there are no defects in hi-
heating, lighting, ventilating or other equipment
liable to cause or spread fire.
He can assure himself tliat the management ni
the property is such that no accommodation of rubbish or other fire breeding condition can exist.
Unique   Suggestion   for , Increasing
Stock in Alberta
The Honorable Duncan Marshall. Minister of
Agriculture in Alberta, has the unique suggestion by
which it is hoped to largely increase the production
of cattle, sheep and hogs in that province. The idea
is the formation of neighborhood associations of five
men each. These five may back each othcr"s notes
to the extent of $500 each'alid secure further backing
to that amount from the Government. This money
is to be expended in livestock, $100 in hogs, $200 in
sheep and $400 to $500 in cattle, but no amount more
than $500 by any one man. Tlie livestock will be
inspected by a commissioner.
Mr. Marshall said be expected the money could
be gotten from the bafiks at 6 per cent.   Tlie faremr
may sell the steers but females must be kept on the
land and the Government takes a chattel mortgage on
the stock.   It is expected that at the end of five years
the farmer will have sold enough steers to pay off
the loan and have a good sized herd.
 > ���* ���	
The coal output of Alberta for the year 1916,
according to the statistics compiled by the Provincial
Mining Department, amounted to 4,648.604 tons,
compared with 3.434.891 for 1915 and witli 4.306.346
for 1913, the record year so far in thc history of coal
mining in Alberta.
One Way to Save
If a man is naturally saving, 1 have nothing to
say to him ; he'll get .along.
'But the people who need sonic plain talk about
laying up money arc the people who are not saving,
the good fellows, tbe good livers and spenders.
I like these people ( I am ashamed to say why).
They are generous, warm hearted and lovable. But
some day they are likely In awaken with a sudden
jolt and realize that tllis world i- bard, forgetful, ungrateful, and has insides that ate BO.Iid brass.
Guard against yourself, li you are making $40
a week, put away $5 of it, whether you can or not.
Don't tell uie it's impossible. Do il anyway. Shut
your eyes and make yourself think that you don't
own tliat $5., If you are earning $3,000, save $500
of il.
1 know it sounds trite and worn and preachy, but
just tbe same it will save you some day from a
nasty, bitter time. It is the first reader, primer, elemental lesson in self-respect.
If you cannot possibly manage it by your own
will, reinforce your will. And one of the best known
devices for stiffening up a wabbly will is life insurance.
I speak from experience. Personally I am one of
you. and never could lay by anything unless some
kind of club was held over me. I did get ahead once,
and a slick thief, wdiose name I should like to advertise, but can't, took it away from me.
But a suave life insurance agent came around one
day and wheedled me into taking a policy. Then
every year I had to pay on it. No words can describe how hard it was, and how I objurgated said
agent aud all his ancestors.   But I had to pay it.
And I lived long enough to, turn from cursing to
blessing. I discovered that the thing that agent had
persuaded me into was one of tbe few sensible tilings
I had ever done. Tbe policy after a while ceased to
milk me and began to give milk.
I was so tickled I took out -.nine other policies.
And now* they have, most of them, turncd-wto money
in my pocket. They have, helped me over many a
ditch. They have driven tlie ghosts away from mv
bed and let me sleep. They have sent mc on vacations
Hence, I say if you are insurable, get insured.
Dr. Frank Crane.


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