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THE WAR DANCE - May2nd>3rd,4th,5th.
Vol. V, No. 44���Established 1911.
Price Five Cents
H. B. McKeloie of War Dance Fame
HEW PEOPLE are familiar with the fact, that is was
Father H. B. McKelvie, who started the big project
jiow under wav and known as thc B. C. COMMERCIAL
McKelvie's original idea was to give a dance under the auspices of the United Commercial Travellers of America,
Vancouver Council No. 284, with a view to raising fifteen
hundred or two thousand dollars. Harry is not the least
bit selfish and he made no secret of his intentions, in fact,
lie encouraged the boys to join him and it was through the
-exchange of ideas that the present arrangements were
'*' Mr. .McKelvie is the Assistant Manager and the success
>f the project will be largely due to his efforts, for Harry,
not onv, originates ideas, but he works them out successfully.
4~. Mr. McKelvie was born in Quebec in the year 1885 and
fame to Vancouver vvith his parents at the age of three
vears and since that time he has lived constantly in British
Columbia. He has been a Commercial Man for the past
twelve years and is at present the Vancouver Manager of
Simon Leiser & Company, Ltd..
IJ Mr. McKelvie is different from other travellers in more
than one respect and he enjoys the distinction of having
more nick-names than the average man.. A few of them
1 Mr. McKelvie is an entertainer par excellence and. his
services are always in demand. Although he is a very
busy man he never refuses to assist witli any program,
particularly for the benefit of patriotic purposes.
Hon. Mr. Sloan, New Minister, Practical Man
CHE Mining and Engineering Record had the follow-
to say of the new Minister of Mines: "It was generally recognized the moment Mr. Sloan announced hi.s candidature, that in the event of the recent elections resulting in a change of government, he was the choice for the
portfolio of mines. Hon. Wm. Sloan has lived the actual
life of thc prospector and mine operator under the most
severe pioneer mining conditions, and made a success of
it. He packed his outfit over the White Pass before there
was a trail, road or railway. He was one of the pioneers of
the Yukon and was working his own placer location when
the Klondike rush set in. He was offered a large sum of
money for his holdings, sold out and invested the money
he had saved from the gold he had won, and from the sale
of his property, in a business way. The prospector can,
therefore, depend on finding in him a sympathetic administrator, whose ear is ever open for information and suggestions for the improvement of his department. One of
his first acts after taking office was to appoint a private
secretary with instruct ions to receive and attend to all correspondence, so that his time should be free to meet the
public and ascertain for himself the nature of existing
conditions and the most effective means of developing the
mineral industry of the Province."
fl It is the intention of ihe Minister of Mines to visit all
the mining camps in the province al tlie earliest possible
The Printer's Devil
kiXTERS in Vancouver are selling goods at prices
ower than the prices of 1911.    Paper has gone up
over 100 per cent, in that time.
"; While the simple printers cut each other's throats in
order to get business, the wholesale paper merchants shove
their feet under one table and in a friendly manner jack
the prices of paper up to suit themselves..
fl The devil among the printers is that they refuse to co-
opeiVte. For this reason seventy-five per cent, of the
printing offices in Vancouver have been through the auctioneer's hands in the past few years.
V You never hear of a Vancouver paper house going
III: ,,.!,���;   ���
Vancouver Board of 7 rade
V7AXCOUYER ha** every reason to be proud of the men
��� liiS'iajaiiaaiBiiiiiaiiii^iiiiiiii'Si'Ki^v mhhjmh
Tourists'Rush To The West
GE.McPHERSON, assistant passenger traffic manager of the western lines of the Canadian Pacific Railway, left for San Francisco and Los Angeles recently to arrange accommodation for the many thousands of American
tourists now visiting California who will return over the
Canadian Pacific Railway lines from Vancouver and Seattle. They will cross the Canadian Rockies and the western prairies to Winnipeg, thence to their homes in Chicago,
New York, Boston and other eastern cities.
���fl "Already the tide of the winter tourist traffic from the
���east, middle west and the northwest has reached a higher
point than ever before and thc maximum guage has not
"been attained," said Mr. McPherson.
fl Twenty-five per cent more tourists have gone to Southern California since the season opened two months ago
than during the corresponding" months of 1915���exposition
year���according to the official records, Mr. McPherson
fl The most illuminative record of visitors in Los Angeles
and the many resort cities to the southwest is provided
by reports issued by hotel men and apartment house proprietors. These men say that all hotels and 60 per cent
of the apartment houses are filled to capacity.
fl All the railroads into Los Angeles have been running
extra trains for 30 davs, according to Mr. McPherson.    It
is estimated that between $27,000,000 and $30,000,000 will
be spent by tourists in California this season.
fl It's up to Vancouver to secure the lion's share of this
A Note qf Warning
V7ANDERHOOF citizens are jubilant over the prospe.ct
'      of a large investment nf American capital in their
district   with   the
manufacturing plant
probable  erection   of  a   million-dollar
mewhere iu  thc  Xechaco  valley.
fhe final decision in the matter rests with the provincial
government in the granting of certain concessions
group of financial men headed by Mr. Helm, of Sai
cisco and Judge Prior, of New York.
fl If their proposal is a reasonable one they can depend
lipOh the Brewster government offering every inducement
and encouragement toward a successful carrying out of
their plans. Meanwhile we extend to the Xechacco Valley metropolis our hest wishes, and hope she will speedily
attain the prominence so richly deserved.���Prince George
fl The project here referred to is only one of many which
have been put before the Brewster Government.
'{ It is one where the promoters seek bond guarantees and
land grants.
fl It is not necessary for us to warn the members of the
government to look well into the previous records of the
promoters behind this "million dollar proposition" before
getting down to business with them.
who this year formed the executive of the Board of
Trade. During nu time in the history of. Vancouver has
there been a greater need fur the services oil public bodies
uf the best men we have in the community.. Mr. B. W.
Greer, this year's president is a substantial business man
who represent*, fairly the besi husiness element in our community. Ile is energetic and abreast of the times may be
depended upon to up hold the dignity of Vancouver in
whatever company hi*- officii! duties may carry him. He
i> a worthy successor to Mr. Nieol Thompson, last year's
president, whose election marked a new era in the business
iife uf \ ancouver,
fl Following are the names of the members of the new ex-
ecutive: B. VV, Greer, president; P, G. Shallcross, vice-president; VV, A. Blair, secretan : council, VV. II. Malkin: W.
I Blake Wilson, C. E. Tisdall, Nieol Thompson. Chris.
Silencer. G. Blair. G. II Cottrell, I''.. VV. Hamber. VV. Godfrey. R. Kerr Houlgatc, I'. VV. Peters, and George Kidd.
'   1 f une were preparing a directory of the names of the out-
to the standing figures in the business life of British Columbia.
Fran-|the gentlemen of the Vancouver Board of Trade for 1917
would head the list.
Bill Bryan's Latest
���f""\OT only does Bill Bryan propose that American ships
*~* be kept out of the war zone and that the German embargo on American commerce be ..hexed as the price of
peace; but he also contends that because England has prohibited the sailing of women and children for British ports
in order to prevent soldiers' wives from making useless
expeditions to England. American men should also be prevented from sailing on any belligerent ships. In other
words Bill invokes a British policy of food economy (there
are now over 40.000 Canadian women eating food in England) in order to revoke American rights. As a juggler
vou can't'beat Bill Brvan.
Cost of Food Has Risen 75 Per Cent
��)HE COST OF FOOD in Canada has increased about
^"*V5 per cent since the war commenced, according to figures compiled by the department of labor, Ottawa.. It has
risen about 87 per cent in Great Britain, the same report
states. In January. 1916. the cost of a list of twenty-nine
staple foods weighed according to family consumption
averaged S7.73 for sixty cities in Canada, as compared with
$10.27 in January last.
ii��iif��. v i      :''''ii_Hffinn_iH
Using Scott to Fog Issue
(SITDENTS OF POLITICS will notice that Mr. Bow-
^* ser and the supporters of the old government, particularly newspaper supporters, are very interested in the prosecution of that young scallywag of plugging fame, John
T. Scott. This week they are devoting columns to the
Scott case in order to cover up and befog the truth regarding really important matters brought forward in the House
i by Hon. Johr_ Oliver. TWO
"Don't In- starting till I'm seated,
there's a dear," said the incoming
passenger, "If ye do, I'll be flat on
llie floor, anil no mistake."
At tlic soiiiiil of tin- old woman's
voice with its mellowing touch of
brogue an expression almost human
softened the impassive faces inside
the car. anil a man mar tin.' door
turned his niooily gaze upon the
She caught his glance an.I paused,
Her smile seeming to say that she
trusted him to lend her a helping
hand, Ile responded at once, frown-
inn, however, as lie perceived lhat his
movements had the undivided attention of lhe ear. Bul then he was not
aware of the arresting contrast between his clean-cut facee, dark with
sonic trouble resentfully borne, ami
the old woman's unlined brow ami
���eyes tliat had kept the color anil innocence of youth through an undoubted seventy-five years.
She was helpless with rlieiiinalisni, I
so that it was something of a task lol
get her sealed. That accomplished,
her next concern was to wave farewell to the broad-shouldered young
fellow from whom she had parte.I at
the siep. lie took off his tweed cap
in reply, giving one a clear view of
liis somewhat sullen fare, with ils
black brows meeting across an aouil-
in face. Only his smile led one lo
guess that he was llie old woman's
"It's the first lime I'm- been out by
mesilf since me rheumatism was bad,"
she explained to the man beside her.
"and Andrew's that worried for fear
I'll get a fall
(    "When   Aliss   Mary  was  better   we
came  north  again,  and   I   brought  a
branch of the rose-tree wilh me, carrying it in earth all the way and putting il in a  pot  when   I  got home.    1
wished on it that James would be fol-
lying soon, and  I got ine wish.    That
was a miracle in itself when ye think
of/James,"   she   interrupted,  herself
with  a  lender  little  laugh.    "Ile  was
terrible   set   against   religion,   though
he'd been born in ihe Church; and he
said   I'd   be  after   chainin'   down   his
soul   if   he   married   me.    Nol   lill   he
was   ilyin'   did   bis   poor   heart   have
rest  on   that,"  she  added  softly,  and
was   silent   a   little   wrapped   in   old
"lint, I'm forgetful' ine sthory,"
she went on after a moment. "Married we was. and James built us that
little house ye saw back there on
the coiner if ye was tonkin' out.
And the rose-tree was the first thing
I   planted   in   lhe   bit   garden   at   the
"It grew fine that first winter, the
weather bein' mild. Hut the second
year came a night of cruel frost���the
very night that our son Andrew was
born��� and no one thinkin' to cover
the rose-tree, it was killed dead.
'Never mind,' says Miss Mary when
I told her. 'some day I'll be going
back to Californy am! I'll gel ye another slip." And she did, the very
next year.
"W'e   kept   tliat   one   very   careful,
covering it every winter and watchin'
it   well.   .It   grew   and   bloomed   till
the   year   lhe   gprgc   froze   over..    Ve
remember?    Well, a black  win
services bred ill her, jealous loo of
the spiritual reserves that his fierce
and overbearing philosophy could not
penetrate. Antipathy had turned to
hate when Margery died. She wilh
beauty and youth and love to hold
her had gone uncomplainingly, tricked into resignation, it seemed to him,
by a belief in which he had no share.
If only she had seen as he did, that
his life was all, how she would have
fought   to  _...!/.
"Only a miracle cculd have saved
her,' said the old doctor when he
had cried out some such thing in the
first agony of loss. Well, tbe miracle had not come. I'oor doting old
woman, who would have had him believe  in one now!
Vet he could not put the old woman
out of his mind. A few evenings
later he walked home past the little
yellow house. It was a trim, old-
fashioned cottage with an air of
homely   cheer     that     reminded     him
"Vou remember the day I saw you;young
on the car,' he said hoarsely, "and you
asked me if I believed in miracles
The doctor said a miracle would have
saved her. . . Well, she died. .. .
God. no, tliere are no miracles, or I
would have her now! And I'm a
young man," he cried with twisting
lips. "Years ahead of me! Why
1   don't   end   il  all���" !
lie looked down at the old woman's I
compassionate lace with a wild laugh. I
and, snatching his hat, dashed from I
the room.
leaf, and <ju>et shadows lay
aiross the .run carpel o�� lawn. I lii
seeking look rested as last on the oleanders by  lhe  window.
"She lold you about them?" said
Andrew grudgingly, adding as if the
words were forced from him. "You
believe  all   that  about   the   miracle?"
"1���1 don't know," said Hamilton.
"Do you?"
lie told himself that be would never
| go by the house again. His only
chance for peace lay in killing all
feeling, and the old woman with lu r
clear eyes roi.scd him to torturing
memories. Her faith that he had
taught himself to believe a lie had
the power lo sharpen hi.s sense of
hopelessness and loss until his days
were aeon v.
somehow of its mistress, and  llamil-!��� "''  "'"'  !,i Sul,c*1  "''*>'  |V"'  ��'ecks,
.    .    ! '"en one soft evening
him   walking   past   the
  But  I   said  there'll be! don't	
someone to look after me. Andrew's ter it- was, turnin' bitter cold in a
easy. I'm Irish uii'silf." she added j night, and. though the tree was cov-
comfortably. ered, lhe frost went right through
Sidney Hamilton's reply was brief, its wrappings, and when spring came
Tic had done all that courtesy reipiir-' ''���������-��� ; - -��� ' "  " - --'--"
ed of him in helping her to a seat,
and he wanted to be le! alone now.
Something in his face had cautioned
people to let him alone of late, so lhal
he had come to regard it as bis bitter
��� prerogative to companion with the
brooding thoughts that followed him
from the house empty of Margery to
* .the business that had lost its incentive
since she was gone and back' from
business to the empty house again,
lie tried to hug those thoughts back
to himself now, but couldn't because
the old woman's shawl was tickling
bis hand with maddening persistence,
lie looked out of the ear window.
"A glory of a day, isn't il. now?'"
exclaimed the old woman following
his example. "Ah, but its the first
spring days that make Ihe heart sing."
IlamiltO.ii turned on her (with a
frown so fierce that lhe light was
wiped from her face. Then, because
in the blue eyes troubled lie caught
a fleeting likeness to other eyes that
be bad known, he was stirred lo make
unwilling atonement for his brutality.
"It is a beautiful day." he agreed
with an effort, and catching at an excuse to change the subject he touched
a slender branch of green in her
wrinkled old hand.
"Olcandeer. isn't it:" said he. "I
didn't know oleanders grew Ibis far
The   cheei'-uincis   returned   to   her
face.    "Nor do Ihey," she said eagerly.    "Xot  an   oleander  will  ye   see   in
this town, save in in.  garden that has
. the   three.'"
I ler manner hinted at some story
attached to the sprig of green, but
withheld through doubt of ils welcome, llatnilloift interesl. no longer
entirely forced, reassured her on lhat
point, and smoothing down her lap
with a gesture quaintly reminiscent
of the fireside, she went on.
"I'll tell ye first about the three iu
me garden. Hut tell mc firsl." she
broke off, searching his face wilfully,
'"do   ye   believe   in   miracles?"
"Miracles'." Hamilton's laugh was
savage. "I've small cause to believe
in them," he said. "None ever came
my way."
"That sounds like Andrew," said
the old woman with a sigh. "Sorrow
- a thing he'll believe that he can'l see
with his own eyes and touch with his
own hands, though it'd be a dull
world, 1 tell him, was' bound by tiie
reach of Andrew .Mcl.achlan's eyes
and hands, tint I'll tell ye the story,"
she added hopefully, " and it's one miracle ye'll be belieyin' iu, at least."
"When 1 was a young lass 1 went
to Californy with Miss Mary Ryan, her
that give the big windy to Sl. Patrick's, "ye know. She'd been sent there
for her cough, and we went down to
a wee house her uncle lived in when
he first came to Ameriky. A sweet
house it was. with a tall bush by the
door covered with flowers that smelted the way ye could never forget
them, nor smell anything sweeter, not
lill ye smclled the flowers of Paradise.
Miss Mary she called the bush oleander, same as you. but James Mcl_ach-
lan, who came to work for us, he
called it a rose-tree.
there il was stone dead.' Never mind,
says Miss Mary when I cried, 'if I gi
lo Californy again. Xora, ye shall
have another bit from the oleander.'
'"Twas five and twenty years bc-
Vlai-tr went again, and I
liitc hairs bad come
ire,   The day she
foie   Miss   Mary
was a widdy and
to  Miss   M-iiv ar
;ot home f'vn Californy she br.
ne a title bundle wrapped in
earth. 'The :ottage is burned .
Nora.' says Rile, 'bit: tile oleander w;._
still there, and I brought ye three
branches. Keep them well, for I'm
doubling if I ever go to Californy
"Dear lad. Imt I watched over them
slips til the roots came! l'.iir wild
I was about them, and Andrew laughed and was angry by turns. But a'f-
tli.-r a bit I saw they weren't doing
well for all my care. I'iuiii' to eb
ut in lhe open Ihey was, poor dears.
nd me afraid to lei. them for fear
they'll catch tjie'ir deaths, I was in a
P ior slate ol mind. I tei y\ till one
night, as 1 was lyiu' awake a thought
came lo me in a fia-.li It came t" me
there in tlie i'.:ht how I'd been set-
tin' more stor. by the three hit plants
than by lhe Plesjc ! Three of who, i
we should always be I'n'nl.iii.'
"Next niorniu' I took the ro.e-irees
from ihe pots and plant.sl them under
llie windy where lhe others had been.
I look a little bottle of holy water
I'd brought with me from ihe old
country, and I sprinkled each -.lip as
I pul il in. and gave it a name of the
lllesed Three. The tallest one I gave
lo Joseph, the one thai Was straight
and slim as a maid I gave to Mary,
and the wc bit one I pul between
the other two and gave ii the name
of  the  Little  Child."
She lingered wilh tenderness over
the names. Hamilton stirred slightly
bul said nothing, and after a moment
she   went   on.
"Terrible cold winters we've had
since then, but not a leaf of the rose-
trees lias ever been touched, though
lime am! time again the wallflowers
and geraniums have gone black all
around them. Andrew laughs but 'tis
a miracle sure. I wish ye could see
Mary." she broke off suddenly with
a proud smile. "She blooms somethin'
wonnerful all summer long."
With a warmth at his heart to
which he had long been a stranger,
Hamilton helped the old woman off
at her destination and went on his
solitary way. forgetting for the time
being to curse the beauty of the afternoon.
"She was a childish old soul." be
thought of her faith in the holy water. Then he remembered that Andrew too had laughed. .For some obscure reason he was unwilling to remain in the class with Andrew, and
he forthwith made an apology to the
old   woman   in   his   heart.
Vet he was half irritated to find
thoughts reverting again and again
in the days following to the "miracle"
of which tbe old woman had told
him. Never a religious man at best,
he had come after marriage to feel
actual hostility toward the faith that
meant so much to his wife. He was
jealous of the hours of remoteness thc
ton. searching the garden furtively
over the low hedge, greeted with a
shamefaced relief tbe sight of two
slender oleander branches reaching
out   from   behind   the   bay   window.
They're here al least,," he thought
and the moment after he set himself
down as a fool for caring to have the
old   woman's   itory   verified.
Doubly foolish he seemed in his
own eyes when, a day or two later,
he was impelled to question his gar
deuer on the subject of oleanders.
The man maintained that it was impossible lo grow them '-nut of doors
... so cold a climate, and Hamilton
had to repress a desire to dispute
him truculently.
Late in May came a heavy frost.
Hamilton was in a particularly savage
mood that morning and he was roused
to bitter mirth at the thought i|f how
tbe old woman's pitiful miracle would
have collapsed before her eyes; that
I had collapsed the blackened clematis vine on his own verandah rool
was sufficient proof. Following a
perverse impulse, he strode through
tbe quiet streets to where lhe yellow
the morning's chill,
discerned   the
ttage slept
His brooding glance
old woman's face at the bay window,
kindly face with its unlined brow and
halo of soft white hair. She was
rocking gently, her eyes on
street, and he noticed that sh
swathed in shawls. .Suddenly ashamed of his mood he would have hurried
by, but she bad recognized him and
was beckoning him to come in. .
"I   saw   ye   go   by   the   other   day."
she  said as  he  was ushered  into  the
m   by   the   black-browed   Andrew,
looking for tbe tree
iir  sure.    Dear,
me, lad, for ye
tbe  other day,
right!    It's
in June  found
yellow collage
again.    .As   he  turned  the  corner  he
saw a  figure standing in the gulden.
It was Andrew, dressed in his decent
Sunday bla.'ks     Andrew did not rceiii
to   be   aboul   anything   definite.    Ile
fumbled   a   low   bush   for  a   moment,
then    fussed   over   some    wallflowers
againsl   the  hedge.    At  the  sound  of
Hamilton's step on the path he turned, j
"lib.    it's   you,"   he   said   gruffly, i
Vou're  ihe  fellow that took  care of|
her on  tlie ear that day."
Then  Hamilton knew she was dead
"Bronchitis,"  said  Andrew,
spouse   to    a   low    question.      "She
wouldn't believe it was bad and took
110 care, and I never noticed how sick-
she was. cursed fool I am!"
He fingered the flowers aimlessly.
"She was hoping you'd come again."
he muttered after a moment. I'd
have got a message to you if I'd
known wlier to find you. Tliere >'as
something she wanted to tell you. I
don't understand, bul likely you will.,"
His fare was more forbidding than
ever as  he  went on.
"It  was about some one she called
Margery.     Mother   said   to    tell
thai grief had blinded you t
cle.   bill   it   was   there,   aud
doubl     Margerv    knew     it  .._,
"Same as you." He thrust a
clenched fist forward. "There's
something in it, though I can't make
it out clear. But the hit bushes, as
she called them, have done out of
the ordinary. Mary noticed it too.
1 wish I'd owned up to her, but 1
baled her believin' those things, and I
was always tryin' to laugh it out of
her,   you   understand."
Hamilton understood so well that
his whole being grew still with remembrance of the times he had tried
to laugh her faith out of Margery.
"There's something in it though,"
Andrew harked back, defying Hamilton with his strange eyes. "It may
be because she loved the bushes and
nies to the same thing in the end,
her Jove, or something, worked a
"Yes," assented Hamilton. And
still he lingered on, for a second time
some inner need was threatening liis
reserve. "It was my wife your mother's message was about," he sid with
difficulty. "My wife, Margery. She
believed ill all these things too, and (
didn't���and   she   died."
"Then ye know how it is," said Andrew. As Hamilton turned at last t i
go, he added. "Mother's to be buried1
tomorrow. At St. Patrick's it is..
She'd like it fine if you were there.
But don't come if you'd rather not."
I'll be there.' said Hamilton with
a strange little smile. "I've got t ���
find oul' what she and Margery knew
that  we  didn't���if   I   can."
Andrew followed him across the-
lawn. As they passed the rose-trees
he touched the little one with fingers
that held a sort of unwilling caress.
"It's doing fine," he said sombrely.
"The one she called Joseph's domf
well, too. But yon's the one she'
one  she  loved."
i   Following   liis   gesture    Hamilton
looked  up  into  Mary's  tree.    It  was
filled   with   a   wonderful   and   perfect
Ready For Your Inspection.
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Corner Homer and Hastings St.
,.,, ,.,, i-.,.i.:���..   .,,,- ihe Irees?    All
"*i e were
rack-  trees  tliey an
but  I'm glad you've
only  half believed  me  I
and   now  ye ^^^^^^^^^^^
ight they are this mornin, so
' ���id fresh aftber that black-
Andrew,   he'd   not   a
i a mira-
sorrow  a
 ^^^^^^        ..  ay    now
You'll   maybe   understand,    I
"Thank you, said Hamilton in a
muffled voice. .Andrew drew down
his brows and began adjusting a stick
to a rose, but the garden held
The   cherry   trees   writ
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Pul] particulars may li<- obtained from any Canadian Northern Agent.
1'hono. Soyniottr 21 c:_
a fine
night   of
when   I   showed   him���
d   to   triumph   over   An
omfiture,    but    he
the kitchen  again.
id    his    inothe
and   1'
word   tb   say
She   uirne
drew's     disc
lounged into
"Never   mind,"   sai
just he  giving me  your  arm
show them to ye now,"
She coughed a liltlc wilh the effort
of moving, but heedless of Hamilton's
protest guide.d him lo the side of tbe
hay window looking into the garden,
she croaked, her
^^^^^^^^^ with     excitement.
NoW ye'll know not to fill your
thoughts about there
ing no nuraiii".. She patted his
arm to soften the sling of the rebuke.
"I'm glad ye came though.
been that sick for a bit of a ta
Tbe sound of argument ros
the kitchen, '"Prodi sharing nothing." snarled a gruff voice. "The only way is to bc boss ourselves. This
life's all we've gol. and it's up tn us
wc don't s*>cnd it iu hell."
nd  mv  niece,
"Ve   see   them?''
���hecks     flushing
heart  with  silly
��� tha^^^^^^^^
That'll  he   Andrew  an.
old woman with an
indulgent  Stmil
in'   all   the   day
joined Ibis new (
poor   father   over
to bend bis knee to any
aud  be  took  t.
to  thc
Mars'."  said  the
He.    "They  do  be  argy-
long   since   they've
lull.    Andrew  is bis
again.    Never  "tie
was my man.
Ring with  them  socialist   bodies  before   he   died.       Hut
it'll  1..*  all   right  with  him   now.  I'm
thinkin.'   Don't  ye believe  now that
Church  looks aftber  her  child''"*
Her blue eyes appealed
T���you   see.   I   was  never  taught  to
believe   much   of  anything,"   he   confessed,   hating  to  cloud   the   old   fare
turned up to bis.    "But 1 knew* someone who believed as you do." he added
in   a   lower   tone,   ''someone   I   loved
very  much."
"Your wife?" she whispered, touching bis baud. He nodded, and .after
a moment, added the single word,
There was silence, while Hamilton
stared out of tbe window with quivering mouth. For the first time
since Margery's death he felt al) ach-
need for speech, and after a little
while   he  went on:
respect  and attention,
The  number of
lec-ause too many neglect to
organization such as is found
make  that  mistake this sea-
The wel
really well-dressed men is limited and principal!)
insist upon their clothes beiflg made by a skillet
in the 20th Century f'.rand tailor shops.       Don't   ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
son.     Demand.
"20th Century Brand"
Step in and look over the new Spring Styles and the new fabrics.
The new style flat brim, bound edge, in pear) green and slate are now on display
stripe in finest fabrics, are now on display
The latest designs inclu
dine' lhe wide
Plain and fancy neckwear in great, variety, includim
the new  I'aislcv designs.
The larges't stock iu the Province t<
steds and tweeds from $3.00 to $9,50
select from, including plain and fancy wpr
all qualities and shades
s .Spiral
l'uttees $2.75; Superfine $3.25.
per pair 90c
BOY'S COLP HOSK���Colored tops,
'. l   '
light and dark grey and heather mixture; sizes 7 to 9 1-2;
to $1.50.
RII..I.ED HOSE���I'.est
ufacture; all wool ribbed,
or worsted-; sizes 0 to 10
all prices to $1.25.
British nian-
It OS I*.���Ribbed; 6 lo 10 1-2; pair
40c to 60c.
I'.P.D  11 OS Iv���Splendid wear; sizes
6 to 10 1-2. at 20c, 30c, and 35c.
TAN RIBBED HOSE���Best makes
7 to 9 1-2; pair 60c to 85c.
C( >ATS���Pull lines always in stock.
month for editor of the .Casio Kpotcnaian, attended the meeting .. f the IJ. C Division of the Canadian Press Vss icia-
February   was   a   fee
locks at the  Red Cross headquarters
in the  Di .minion building, nearly five
thousand  pairs   having  been   sent  out
during   that   short   month.
* * * Major  Hugo of  the 31st  batti
A.-tfl.e   special   war   performance   of Calgary,  who  has been  horn
at   tW   West   End   cinema.   London,  leave  and  has   now   returned   to   the
under  thc   patronage   of   the   Prin-   f">nt,   tok||'Vancouver   friends   that      Miss Nonette of the Orpheum eir
cess  Louise,   Duchess of Argyll,  the h" men each bad  one pajr of   ilean cuit  kindly  superintended  the  draw ,_
guard  of  honor   was   composed   bi  socks every day and that the company  uigs held yesterdaj  afternoon in the
one-armed  soldiers. ''ad   one   thousand   pairs   in   reserve.  Hotel  Vancouver.   'Ibe  tea tray i
�����, It is very gratifying to know that the ICUPS   ���""!   saucers   donated   by   Mrs
one huudr. . ��� i - to the h. .spitals,
And this i�� onlj one of the many
shipments that have goni before.
Each morning finds Mrs Mills faithfully at ber post to superintend the
enormous amount of work pertaining p. ib.- supplies committee
After spending several weeks in tlie
south. Mr. and Mrs. Latimer and the
Mioses Latimer are expected home
this week.    < in their return they will
son. Mrs. Crossland, Mrs. Cathroe.
Miss Green ley, Miss I'ickerill. Mrs.
Pickerill, Misses Layley, Mrs. Scaton,
Mrs. Thompson, Mr. and Mrs. II. ('.
and Master Godfrej McCul-
loungh. During the evenii Mrs.
Showier presented Mrs. A. Layley,
the lady commander, with an address
an.l a gold brooch on behalf of I
sociation, Mrs. Layley made a suitable reply and Mrs. Greenley spoke
a few appropriate words
Mrs. Rivers Bulkeley is
harder than ever to supply the Canadian prisoners ol war with nei
supplies. It i^ very important that
cvery one should know thai from the
office over which Mrs. Rivers Bulkeley presides go all thc parcels upon
which prisoners can depend for the
food which is necessary, if not for
their existence, for their well-being.
From it arc sent two parcels a fortnight, one worth seven shillings and
the other tv . Ive These are sent reg-
ularly, irrespective of any gifts thai
relatives may contribute. Tobacco
nd cigarettes are sent separately ev-
ry fortnight! Mrs. Bulkeley .-ays:'
i'l course, the new arrangements are'
;irt. wcn d^ ||Turquand and Mr. Frank Begg to the
Coronation   Chapter   LO.D.E.   for   a a  *-ri'at  s,l:""  ""  ""r  ll""1?-    ���   am
bed in the new military hospital werei-*���-���"*  "'  s:iy'  ll��wever. that   the  gen-
encouragc   each   person   to   keep
' nitting needle- working diligent!)
A lei ter t'i
,,       0,        .       ., , ��� r-:t        .\ lei er rcceivcu ir.mi
occupy Mrs. Stoess   resilience on Lii- .
,     .    . teniae   reads   as   follows
ir.l street.
Capt. Fryatt Memorial Committee tn
I the people of Vancouver, The people
Vancouver who so kindly supported this memorial fund at the entertainment given recently iu the Van-|3ukes, Georgia Club, with ticket mini
[couver  Hotel may be assured of tb
- will!
This   was
Hit.mi two months ait".   .Food has
tion f.r the  Prevention and Relief oi.""''' '" I"''1'1' sil"''' ������l:it- aml already
Tubei-.-ub.--i>  was  won  by   Mis  Cor-1tl,c Parcels may cost more.   The people  "f  tbi>  country  must   remember
],,.,. _,] that more will be required of ibent for
,���   II.   Armitagc,   lib  Twenty-  r,""*'lv "'  ''u' people of Cana.;.'.. ap
...et.   North   Vancouver,  with  Pears  '"   '"'   equal   to  any  occasion
.ticket   number  670.   Tbe   five   stone and   I   feel certain we need have r*
, diamond ring donated by Mrs. Stuart Unxiety   on   ���        sere.'
Livingston i" the Vancouver Ass
Mrs. T. F. McDowell. Miss I). Ste-I
vens. Mrs. R. J. Jamieson, Mrs   !���'.. L.
Hay,  Mr  II.  V. Chattcrton,  Mr.  P. .1
Walsh and Mr. I). A. McDonald wer<
anion-,'   the   Vancouver   people    wb", .
^ '       , ; leelings ol gratitude then t
spent the week-end 111  Victoria.
tt ft *
A member of the Shoreditch trib
unal said that if women could go ti
France  and  build  huts    they    couldIperil.
knock together packing eases: there- lander Review N'o. 7.   \ farewell meet- I
fore  makers  of  these  should  employ      T,���   ,.,,,  Cross   cen,ral  dcpot   has ,      was- ,,,,,, ilt th.. residcnce ,,f Mrs.   "1ore   *-I-*ce   a"fl   '���rc   [00n,s  .h.lv"
.; .!,,...., , ,...   :....,...,  I1"""'   ���''���"   ���'*   l!"'   Alla"   I*""'   off"*s
and others by Messrs. Thomas Cob
& Sons at 3 Sackville street, Picadilly,
i \V.
tbi> as well as other funds.    it is sat-
,isfactory   to   learn   from   the   letters
command at  the bands oi  those  who      On account o   the war and the hard I     ,,-,,,.., , ,    ,   ���
,     ... ,, published  that the parcels reach their
today command and olticer ..ur mer-  times  generally the  Queen  Mars   Re-   , ,    ,        N- ,
, ,. , ���!.��.., ,',- 7   ,        ... destination   regularly.    .No   one   who
chant   ships   under   circumstances   ot   view   No.  22 W-inen.-.   I'.eueiil  Asso- .,   . ,.    ,     , ,  ,
., .,. , . .    . ,   can  contribute to this fund  need  fear
"normous responsibility and imminent ctation <.i   Maccabees has decided  to    ,      ,, .,, , ,    ,,.,
, that  the money will be  wasted.    I he
transfer its membership  to the Alex- .- ., ,   , ,,   ,  ,-
extension  ol   the  work  has called  lor
women in place of eligible m
Mr. aud Mrs. M. W. Power of Kas
lo pased through the city en route ic
Victoria,   where   Mr.   Power,   who   ii
been a very busy place since the out-  A.  Layley when those present includ
break of the war. but yesterday it was  ,.,i vj,-, ;,n,|  m,-,. a.  Layley, Mr. and
packed with cases all read)  for ship-  Mrs. Greenley, Mrs. Showier, Mr. and
ment   this  mornifig.    Fifty  cases  are Mrs   Mason,   Mr.   and   Mrs.   Brooks,
going  right  to  the   field  ami  almost I Mr. and Mrs. McCulIough, Mrs. Jack-
British Battleship Drill
MR. George McLaren Brown,
European manager of tha
Canadian Pacific Railway In
-London, has forwarded tho accompanying pictures, which allow those
���f us who are safe at home a glimpse
of those who are keeping us safe at
the risk of their own lives. The
drat Illustration portray3 musketry
drill aboard a British battleship iu
tbe Mediterranean Sea, and the sec-
end shows a number of Jack Tars
loading a naval quick-firing gun.
Undoubtedly the greatest foroe engaged in the present conflict is the
British navy. Ever since the outbreak of war it has guarded the
motherland and the dominions
Jealously as a tigress protects her
young. Silently the navy moves about
the waters of the deep In search of
enemies that might be out on errands
of destruction. Seldom they appear
in sight, but when they do appear a
lew barks from her mouth terrifies
and chases them away.
For the deck, It  was their field, of
And the ocean was their grave.
Thus wrote Thomas Campbell of the
old-time British marines. I't Ib true
that the ocean is to the sons of
Britain as familiar a Held of activity
as the land is to the sons of other nations. Lord Byron represented the
thought of the average Britisher
when he wrote:
And I have loved, thee, Ocean!  and
my joy
Of youthful sporta was on thy breast
to* be
Borne,   like   thy   bubbles,   onward;
from a boy
1 wanton'd  with thy breakers���they
to me
"Were a delight; and If the fres'hnlng
Made them a terror���'twas a pleasing
For I was as It were a child of thee,
And trusted to thy billows, far and
And laid my hand upon thy mane���
as I do here.
But the sons of Un Brltlah Empire an amphibious creatures. They
*'* *
At the parliamentary procedure di
cusion the difficult "Previous Question" was taken up, Tbe difference was
pointediou'by Mif, Ma.-r.ill between
the American form, which precludes
debate, and the Canadian, in which
the previous question, though not
amendable is debatable. It was
shown that the main question cannot
|bc amended until the previous question is disposed of, that the previous
question itself i.- uuanieiidable. and
that it. cannot be moved to an amendment. If it is resolve.! ill the affirmative the main question must be immediately put and decided.. It was
shown that in Canadian procedure
there is no motion to "lay on the table," the motion to "adjourn the debate" being an equivalent. Proceeding to another order or order of the
day was shown to be a method of
evading the question for the time being, the latter requiring no motion,
but could be done al the instance of
the presiding officer, if the time bad
arrived unless objection is offered/
when it should be out of motion.
Quorums were discussed and some
disadvantages of the percentage quorum illustrated. Questions of privilege, either of the assembly or personal, were discussed, that explanation
was not "privilege" though frequently
so stated was pointed, although courtesy usually permitted explanations of
a reasonable sort.. The new closure
rules were also given and their references. N'ext Wednesday, appeals
from the chair, reading of papers, organizing, conventions and voting will
be discussed. Mrs. MacGill announced
that she had been asked to repeat
the discussions and that if by next
Wednesday sufficient names were
sent in she would begin another association.
can live, and fight, and die aa wall on
land as on tha saa. The third picture portrays British soldiers dress
ed In their winter clothing soue-
whera In Franca In tha vlcUlty tt
the trenches. 	
If the Inland Empire farmer needs
any more slogans or bas time for
another special farm conference, let
him turn to the potato. When his
speculative desires have run the uneven course of wheat, let him consider the modest spud. Consider, for
instance, the workings of the potato
in the Yakima Valley, recognized as
tbe home of this crop in the Pacific
Northwest. The valley produced 40.-
000 tons last year���enough, apparently, to feed the whole state ��� and
yet tlic city of Yakima is now- facing
a potato famine. Tbe market is unlimited, and bids have gone up to $7(1
a ton. At the present price lhe valley WOllkJl have received $__v80O,Q00
for its crop, and it probably did receive more than $1,500,000. The potato is not a millionaire maker such
as wheat. It docs not take readily
to 10,000-acre ranches���it lias no tendency to drive out the small farmer
to make way for the big rancher.
But it bas demonstrated tbis year an
ability to lift mortgages, build new
farm-houses, send children to school
and clear off new land.���Spokane
Store Opens at 8.30 a.m. and Closes at 6 p m.
5//^ and Lisle   Thread
Underwear for  Women
'. mentioned lines are re-
*     inforced and fashii
ned in tlu- most correel
manner.      Values merit
your particular atten-
Lisle  rib,    sleeveless,    with
plain   bead.- 1   edge.  40c.
Also  with   V  neck,  plain   top
or   with   crochet   yoke,   50c
and 60c.
li.ie lisle with band top. in
the li. w envelope style, $1.25
Fine mercerized lisle, with
band top, crochet yoke or
plain beaded edge, with tight
or loose knee or the popular
envelope style, and reinforced, $1.75
Mercerized lisle in plain band
top,   75c.
Fine   grade   mercerised   lisle.
with    hand     crochet    yoke.
Silk top lisle suit--, in white
or pink, with tight knee, band
lop and sleeveli _.-. $1.75
1 teai ier Grade, in silk ribbed
lisle, with band top aud
tight   knee,   $2.50
Pure ribbed silk  with   Italian
silk   baud   top,   $2.75
Fine silk and lisle ribbed suit
with deep crochet yoke, tight
knee  and  no  sleeves,  $2.75
Vine lisle with band  top and
beaded   edge,   with   tight   or
loose knee or envelope style;
these   are    reinforced.   S1..00
Fine silk top mercerized lisle.
in tbe popular envelope style,
in   white   or   black   $2.75
Hand embroidered silk top
and mercerized lisle, with
tight knee, in pink or white,
Phone Sey. 3540
B. C. Commercial Travellers'
War Dance
Endorsed by
B. & P. O. OF ELKS. No. 1
General  Agency Transatlantic Steamship  Lines
C. E. Jenney, G. A. P. D.
Phone-.   Sey.  8134
W. G. Connolly. C. P. F. A.
S27 Granvillt Str����t
Miss Norali. if it wasn't for Tir-
rence O'Brien Cat do be coiir.in' y...
I'dbe aftber bavin' Somethin' to say
to ye mcsilf th' night."
"It's very considerate ye are. Mr.
Mulligan, but did ye nivcr hear that
prisint company is always accipted?"
Barristers, Solicitors, Etc.
1012 Standard Bank Bldg.
Vnenw, B.C.
Gadsby s Weekly Talks
Ottawa, March 10.���Most prognosticators take the
New Brunswick provincial election to be another bit of
writing on thc wall, but the Toronto News does not look
at it that way. ft is out to prove that straws do not show
which way thc wind blows. As the Toronto News, perhaps more than any other Conservative paper in Canada,
gets its gospel straight from the Ottawa fountain head,
its attitude toward Conservative disasters in lhe provinces may be accepted as the olilicial one.
What is tlie official attitude of the Borden Government toward the misfortunes of its political brethren in
New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Quebec, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia���seven provinces
out of nine���all of which maintain Liberal Governments?
How does the Borden Government explain the debacles
in New Brunswick, Manitoba and British Columbia, which
within the last year have turned out Conservative Governments to put Liberal ones in? Why, simply enough!
They are going to argue that they're like tlie works of the
watch���have nothing to do with the case.
The sins of Conservative Governments in New Brunswick, Manitoba and British Columbia are to be on their
own heads. Most people were of the opinion that their
close connection with the Borden Government helped to
plaster them with the Allison and other scandals. If the
Borden Government played fair it would share thc Roblin
Government's sins, the Bowser Government's sins, and the
New Brunswick Government's sins, bul llie Borden Government won't have it that way. It takes the ground
that it has sins enough of its own and that the unlucky
provinces will have to do their own repenting. The Borden Government is not accepting any odium that can be
unloaded somewhere else.
Most people have the right idea that the result in
New Brunswick was a sort of personal triumph for Frank
Carvell, who had bearded ex-Premier Fleming in his lair
and fought him to a finish. But the News states that the
province was corrupt anyway and that this is a welcome
sign of a change of heart. In this way the blame is shifted from the New Brunswick Government in particular to
the province of New Brunswick in general.
Similarly the late Roblin Government is thrown to
the wolves, the News declaring that any people that would
stand for the Roblin Government would show "a complete
want of spirit and conscience." Evidently the News is
out to bury Caesar, not to praise him. These open confessions are good for the soul but bad for the morale of the
Conservative party. The News does not include the Hon.
Robert Rogers in its Manitoba repudiations. If it were
questioned on this point it would probably say that the
Roblin Government went to the demnition bow-wows only
after the Honorable Bob left it.
A kinder tone is adopted to the late Bowser Government. In the process, of saving itself from its friends the
Borden Government will kick it downstairs too, but not so
forcibly as it does New Brunswick and Manitoba. The
News is inclined to divide the blame for Bowser's downfall into three parts���Sir Richard McBride, a bursted land
boom, and certain mistakes of administration. The News
admits mistakes���for example land and financial exploitation���but considers that the "people themselves were more
responsible than the ministers at Victoria." In short, it
passes the buck again���puts it up lo the common people.
Incidentally one wonders if the people of British Columbia
were more responsible than Sir Richard for unloading a
frace of asthmatic submarines on the Dominion** Government for about four hundred thousand dollars more than
their catalogue price. ,
One way and another the signs multiply that when
a general election comes on the Borden Government's policy will be to deny everything. It will even be the high
cost of living as the direct outcome of its high tariff policy,
ft will blame it on the war and a general shortage in the
food supply. Of course, il will not go on to explain that
perhaps fifty per cent, of thc shortage is caused by its
friends, tlie food barons, keeping the stuff in cold storage
and doling il out in limited quantities at famine prices.
The Borden Government cannol he expected to injure ils
benefactors by using the War Measures Acl againsl them.
Each and every food baron, thanks to the Borden
Government, has had a chance to get rich quick since the
war started.    They took il in turn.    By gradual increases
Tlie new Coat of Arms of the Tory Party of New Brunswick.
At tbis distance from the scene of
political conflict in New Brunswick,
Thc Tribune ventured the opinion
tabt the defeat of the government was
in consequence of its too close association with men .of shady political
reputation, Eastern newspapers to
hand recently strengthen the impres
sion, or conviction, that the wave
which swept Manitoba and British
Columbia, bas been sweeping all Over
Canada and into New Bruswick. An
eastern  journal  says:
"The Xew Brunswick Government
has been overthrown by a blow
for clean polities.. The Opposition
kept the moral issue in the foreground* Premier Murray has been
a member nf the Plemming adminis-
tion whose agents extorted a campaign fund from railroad and timber
contractors. The Royal Commission
which investigated the charges limited
thc personal responsibility in tbe Cab
inet to Mr. I'leniiiiing himself, .butjtish Columbia-; II
the Conservative majority in lhe Legislature gave him a coal of whitewash, and decline.I to set criminal
proceedings on 1'ooC .Mr. l'leinining,
who retired from the Government
when thc storm began to brew, s	
after became an unrepentant candidate for the House of Commons, with
the support of his former colleagues.
His nomination was a scandal; his
election was a grosser one. The pro- t
tcction afforded him by the Provincial
according to a current report. What
would happen if a general election
were held in Ontario and the nickel
policy of Hon. Frank Cochrane made
I  issue?
\nil Sir Hugh Graham, who put tbe
(Saetlaaa :iu and IM.*
it..-  Application  No.  .10800  T.
TAKB NOTICE lhat application lis*
been made to reidater BHOHE1 OSA-
I.A ii a owner in lee under a Tax Sale
De.-d iron. Collector of Corporation ol
District of South Vancouver, bearin-
date the 11th day of December, 1911.
ni .11.1, AND SINGULAR that certain
parcel or traei of land and premlaei
situate, lying and being in u,u Municipality of South Vancouver, more particularly known and dcHcrihed u_ Lot*
one (1) and two Ci), lllock four (t>
District Lot seven hundred and ten
(.In), Map 1737. Vou are required tc
conteat the claim of the tax purchaser
within 45 days from the dale of tlie
service of thia notice which may be
effected by publication in five eonseou-
:i.<- issues of a weekly newspaper pub
llshcd in South Vancouver, and your
attention la called to Section .'Hi of the
"Land Registry Act'' with amend-
nienta, and lo tlie following extract
"and in default of a caveat or certificate of lis pendens being filed before
the registration a.  owner of thc person  entitled   under sub   lax  sale,  all
persons so served  with   notice,    ..    _
and those claiming through or under
them,  and   all  persona  claiming any
interest In the land hy virtue of any
unregistered    instrument,    anc*.-.ai.
persons claiming any interest I.   tlit
land   by   descent   whose   title   Is  not
register.-.!   under   Hie   provisions   or
1 hip  Acl,  Bhall   be   for ever estopped
and   debarred   from   setting   up   any
Claim   lo   or   In   respect   of   the   land
s.�� .-..id  ior taxes, and  the Registrar
.-hall    register    tlie    person    entitled
under such  tax sale as owner of th-:
land  so sold  for taxes."
AND    WHEREAS    application    has
i.,.,'n   mn.].-   for  a   Certificate  of  Indefeasible   Title   to   lhe  above-mentioned
lands, in tlie name of SHOHE1 OSADA-.
ami  where.'.s on  investigating the tit Ik
il appears that prior to the 23rd day of
.Inly, nil.",  (tin- date on which tlie said
Inii.i.'   vt-ri'   sold   I'or   overdue   taxes!
vou  tvere tli.- assessed  owner thereof.
FURTHER   TAKE   NOTICE   that   at
the same time  i  shall  effect registration  In  pursuance of such  application
md issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Till.'  lo the said  lands in  Ihe name of
SHOHE1   OSADA   unless   you   take   and
prosecute   the    proper   proceedings    ti
establish   your   claim,   if   any,   to   the
said  lands, or to prevent sub proposed
acl Ion   on   my   part
Daied at Ihe Land Registry Office
Vancouver. II. C, this -Sth day of Dec-
ember,  A.D.  1916.
District  Registrar of Titles.
Tn   ll.   I.ipsl.i.
(Fuel for N..i-iiial School, Vancouver.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by the undersigned up to 12 o'clock,
noon on ..ednesday. the 21st day or
March, 11117, for coal delivered at Normal School, Vancouver, during the fiscal year, ending .March Hist 11118; to be
delivered In such quantities and at
sueh   limes  ai  may  be directed-
TENDERS to be based on ton of 2 24 0
TENDERS must specify   the kind  of
coal   to  be  supplied.
TENDERS   shall   be  accompanied   by
Cheque   in   the   sum   of   $100.00   on   a.
chartered  bank of Canada;  nn.de payable   to   the   Honorable,   the   Minister
of   rublio   Works,   which   will  be   forfeited If the party tendering decline or
neglect to enter into the Contract when
called  upon  to do so.
CHEQUES of unsuccessful tenderers
^��will   be   returned   upon   tbe   execution
" ' of   the   Contract.
THE    DEPARTMENT    Is   not   bound
to  accept   the   lowest  or  any  Tendedr.
TENDERS   MUST   be   signed   by   the
aetual signature or llie Tenderer.
(lovt.  Agent.   -
wing of his party he repaid by active- | Conservatives in wrong by his cultlva-
ly working for its return to office.; tion and propaganda of the Rourassa
He had been succeeded as Premier I Nationalist flower in the Tory Gar-
by Mr. Clarke, who gave way on thc-den, has been made a peer of Great
eve of election to Mr. Murray, hut llritain. Have the Conservatives to
these shifts could not obscure tllc J carry him and his exploitation of the
role of the Administration as an apol-1 newspapers of Montreal, of the street
ogist   for   crooked   practices. railway and other franchises of Mon-
The   victory,   though   not  yet   com   trcal?"
plcted, is gratifying as another proof i     -j-he   people   are   giving   notice   to
, that the Canadian people arc demand-   ,)n.miers and  leaders that  honesty is
truck  ing  higher standards  of  integrity  in becoming a consideration at llie bal
lot bo
public 11f
The   Toronto   World   ( Ind.-Cons.'>
offers  the  following  comment:���
Thc election in Xew Brunswick, on
Saturday,  is  another  warning  to  lhe
Conservatives   at   Ottawa.    Province
alter  Province is going against them.
Sir   Richard   Meliride   lias   retired   to
London, as the commissioner of Bri-
l.oli'erl   Rogers
s  now  in   London, anil   the   Montreal   world,   in   tbe   war   zone.
Gazette mentions bis name as Cana    outlook   lor   trade,   there
dian High Commissioner io England;  cry  reason  to    anticipate
lion.  J.  HI   Hazen,,   whose   friend* j shine of prosperity.
were   1.eaten   in   Xew   Uriinswicl*   on       Much   hda   been   written
..'.i on the bench of New Brunswick, Patrick,  but   in  recent    )
! i;"'o    lias    been     thrown
W'e ought to have some spring
weather now for today is Sl. Patrick's Da)', a day when we don the
green shamrock and look forward
to the blue ��kys, In the political
e.   ami   in   the
Tlic Hon. .\l,artin Burrell is ;i better friend tn butter than |',.','���'���,.." who m?y
he is in ilie common people.    Speakirtg nl Martin Bur- "The Apostu  pf
e.'ll s new
upon the
niary of the fifth
be   pusily   called
llie     People."     lie
rell, there is his famous apple policy hy and through wruchi-t
il is possible for Ontario people in an apple country like!"
it was discovered jusl Imw much lhe people could standi Western Ontario to gel  Ontario apples for live cents a|
and, when the level was reached, where the people refused | piece, wliich is just wlial a prime California orange and anj
' freight from the Pacific-1
o I. epl III'.' lor,
eligion burning
almost   in   a   i
i "i  teai
when   I'.u-
mdition  of
TIMIIKIt   SALE   X   484.
SEALED TENDKitS will be received
bv the Minister of Lands not later than
noon on the 16th day of March, 1917.
for the purchase of Licence X 464 to cm.
Mill,000 feet of Fir, Cedar and Hemlock
on an area situated north ol' Lot S3,
Call  Creek. Range 1, Coast  District.
One (1) year will hu allowed for removal of timber.
Further particulars of the Chief Forester. Victoria, B. 0., or District Forester.   Vancouver.   B.C.
'(Fuel    for   Court    House.    Vancoover.
SEALED TENDERS will be received
by lhe undersigned ut) to 12 o'clock
noon on Wednesday, the 21st day of
Marcil, 1017, for coal delivered al Court
House, Vancouver, during the fiscal
year ending March 31st 1918; to be delivered in such quantities and' at sucli
limes  as  may  be  directed.
TENDERS to bc. based on ton ol:
2-i.i   pounds
TENDERS musl specify the kind of
coal   in  he  supplied.
TENDERS shall be accompanied by
Cheque in the sum of $100.00 on a
churl.red hunk of Canada, made payable to the Honorable, the Minister of
Public Works, which will be forfeited
if lhe party tendering decline or neglect to enter inlo the Contract when
ealled  upon to do so.
. "II l-..."l: 1-S of unsuccessful tenderers
wili he returned upon lh<* execution ol"
ihe  Contract
'nil-: DEPAKTMENT Is not hound t.>
ace, pi  iln- lowest or any Tender.
TENDERS musl be signed hy the
actual signature of the Tenderer
.1.    MAHONV
l lovt.   Agent.
Cl III,l<    sell..ill.
th? Oregon
to buy, lhe hest previous maximum was fixed
price until the people got a little poorer and the price had C,,;|.,,   ;ni,
to come down again.    Sugar, you will remember, was allowed to act that way wilh no interference from the Borden Government, although the sugar refiners' sources of
supply remained unaltered by the war.
Bread started to behave badly and that would have
been a very serious matter indeed. The people realized
that the Borden Government wouldn't do anything about
it, except perhaps to let the J Ion. Air. Crothers play battledore with it, so they took it in hand themselves. The
housewives started baking* their own bread and the boycotted bakers soon came to time. The bakers came to
time first and the millers next. When the bakers got mad
enough tlie price of flour took a tumble, thus showing
that all things work together for good when they are not
allowed to work against the best interests of the consumer.
But no thanks is due to the' Borden Government for the
reduced price of bread.    It did nut lift a finger to help.
Owing to the splendid inaction of the Borden Government: butter continues to have its own way���which
indicates not that the butter is strong but that the Borden
Government is weak. The Hon. Martin Tklrrell has it in
mind to be
tpple costs alter payni
three aud three-quarters more than a banana
ensts after paying its way from the West Indies.
By means nf this enlightened policy.Ontario people
arc asked in eat British Columbia apples and no doubt
British Columbia people are asked to eat Ontario ones.
Thc longest way round is the shortest way home. Now
lhat England has put an embargo on Canadian apples, the
Canadian people may be able this fall to get Canadian
apples at a more reasonable price���sa}' two ior five. .Bui
the Canadian consumer can thank the war for it, not the
Borden Government, According to the Borden Government all the home market deserves is the high prices and
the scrubs.
Space lacks here to tell how bacon has soared until
now it is on as high a moral plane as Mr. J, W. Flavelle.
Also how the egg remains high���and strong, while homemade cheese keeps right up with the dearest foreign
brands. Xot to string it out too long���how about potatoes:
In t
In Canada  potatoes are five dollars a bag.
war-stricken England, on short rations as she is, potatoes ''   :
are a dollar and a quarter a bag.    Such are the benefits
Canada  derives from  the Borden  Government.      Never
on t
���mown as Butter's Best Friend.    At all events I was Canada so dear to her people as she is now.
isten to any proposals to let oleomargarine in.' . ���II. F.
Writers have differed widely as
tn St. Patrick's birthplace. Some
place it at what lias been known as
"Boulo'gnc-stir-Mer," others to a
place in the estuary ol" the Civile.
called from hirn Kilpatrick, at or
near, the modern Dumbarton.
When   bul   sixteen   years   of   age.
Patrick was seized at his father's
farm by a band of pirate's. He was
carried off to Ireland and sold to a
petty chief, in whose service he remained   for   six   vears.
Effecting bis escape and probably after a second period of captivity, he went to l-'ranee where he
became a monk, first at Tours, and
afterwards in the celebrated monastery  of   I.erius.
It was in 4.M that he went to Koine.
from there he was sent by Pope Cel-
estine to preach iu Ireland, i'allad-
ius wli-- had liven sent to that conn-
-    re-
i short time before,  having
is  bis  sue.
lie died  full of the  odor of :
ty  anil  ivns  buried  at   ,i   pi ���
Saul  near   to   Ooe una.rick,    il
lies '     ��� '   ���  ���   I '.'-'hi   up   '
period 'ion.
DESKS      \
I',-ml. rs lor School Desks,"wlll be received bv ihc Honourable, the Minister
ol Public Works ii|. to 13 O'clock noon
oi Monday, tin- 26th day ol' March, 11117.
for    BUpplylllK    the    following    desks:���
siiikic Desk*.
Size   N'o  2         ��26
Size   No.   3       325
Size   N'o.   a        2.-.0     ,
Single  Henri*.
Size   Xo.   2    100
Size No. 3         CO
Size   No.   5        r.n
The desks are to he quoted at a price
per   desk.
The name ol' the desk and the maker
to be mentioned  in  the  tenders.
Delivery at Vieloria or Vancouver
<in or before the Slat day ol' July next.
Tlie successful tenderer will, free ot*
any additional charges, store the desks
anil pack or crate ready for shipment
to places to be hereafter designated
from time to time to the order of the
No tender will be entertained unless
accompanied by an accepted/cheque on
a chartered bank of Canada Vayable to
lhe Honourable Ihe Minister of Public.
Works, or bv cash, in the amount of
two hundred dollars ($200), which vvill
be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when called
upon to do so, or if he fall to complete
the contract.
Cheques of unsuccessful tenderers
will he returned upon signing of
The Department is not bound to accept  the lowest or anv tender
���I.  13.  (IRIFF1TH.
Deputy   .Minister  of   Public  Works
Department   of   Public   Works,
Victoria,  B.  C.  March  Sth. 1917.
examination of applicants to. fill the
position of Assistant Forest Hanger
will he held by the Lands Department
lis follows:���
'Vancouver. April 11 ih and 12th:
... Alert
Bay, April 14th; Shoal Bay, April Kith-
.*;.im.bell    River,   Apr'l     17th;    Powell
! P.iver. April   l��th"
For information regarding the ex-
"...tion and application .forms apply
��� '     <���������  trl. I Forester, Vancouve SATURDAY. MARCH  17, 1917.
The next Telephone Directory goes to press
immediately. You should have your advertisement in it.
C-I     ^e Te-ePhone Directory goes into every of-
fA"JL".?_ne.arly _.?Xery home in- every  place  between Agassiz and the sea.
It reaches every desirable customer.
It is referred to over 200,000 times every day.
_____ Its circulation is in the home���the kind that
appeals to the advertiser.
Week of March 19th.
A Screaming Musical Comedy
Billy "SWEDE" Hall
"The Black Sheep."
"       Queen of the Cabarets."
4th Episode of
PRICES: Matinees, l.^c; Evening, 15c and 25c.
Phone Sey. 3406
Is Street Railway Service
Worth Anything To You?
Do you want the present street car service and
do you want it to improve and expand with the
Then see that the street railway company's
ability to give service is not cut down by unfair
The measure of service you obtain depends upon the measure of your support���the best car service will result from your giving your entire support to the street railway service.
But, if this company is forced to operate at a
loss because the traffic for which it has in years
past prepared is diverted to a competitor which is
i_, under less obligations the service given by this
company will ultimately decrease.
We want the public to realize that it has the
power to give itself better street car service���by
dealing fairly with this company.
"Do  you  see anything you like  on
the  bill  oi  fare?''
South Vancouver Affairs
By ""Politicus."
Well friends,���as the fellow says
at  the  circus���"Here  wc  arc  again."
The cilitor was away the last lime
We startlcil _.. V. with our "scathing
denunciation*" of municipal affairs���
and the fellows who misconduct 'era.
We don't remember what is vvas
all about but whatever we said was as
near the truth as we can ever get to
thai elusive quality. Likewise whoever got it in the neck from lis must
have deserved it for wc cannot imagine ourselves saying anything about
anybody or doing anything to anybody which ought not to lie said or
In  other  words���we  seen our  duty
and we' clone ii���furthermore it is
always going to be did so long as
it  is  saw.
The editor instructed us when he
went away to make things go. So
far as S. V., is concerned wc obeyed
his instructions. 'J'he first to go are
Reeve Russel and Clerk Springford,
They start i'or New York pretty soon
i.i save the cost of war stamps and
stationery. Best excuse they knew.
The price of paper being way up on
account of its wasteful use by President Wilson. .Of course that's what
they said. Wc think our lilt!
typewriter got 'cm going and if the
editor will only stand for this stuff
a little longer we'll have the rest of
ihem on the no. So if you hear ot
Mengel in the submarine zone���Jenkins at the war���and Rowlings hack
lo the land you'll know that our
"scathing denunciations" had something to do with  it.
���j,    *    tt    ft
Tell the truth and shame the
World,  the   Province  and  the  News
Advertiser   is  our   slogan.
^    tt    ft    ft
Wc expect and welcome opposition
(there Is S. V. blood in our veins)
to our self imposed crusade to save
S. V. from a respectable grave. Writs
of this lasi goodbye business were
the fine talent which performed.
Same included reciters who had won
medals for persistent and well meant
whose intentions were good. The audience was quite good natured. Mr.
J. Francis bursill also was present
The crowd drank to lhe health of the
departing guest three different ways.
The English��� Russell and the correct     ways. ��� lialth���ll-e-l-t-h     and
t       -4       *        t.
Tin- Ji,,ard of Trade held its annual meeting la.,1 week. Pull attendance present of seven members and
the Province man. One uf these days
when the editor goes on another trip,
we arc going lo tell the "Truth"
about this association. Editoi being
one .if the seven members we can't do
it while he is in town.
* tt    tt    ft
A fellow sitting next to us on the
Main-Fraser car after lu- had finished
reading our daily paper over our
shoulder, gassing us at the same time
with thick zephyrs of second hand
peanuts, asked if we had read the
Standard. Says he: "There's a good
'mi in it about the council. Somebody -pelt 'Ealth���Helth���'Ealth,
Id [ain't that funny:"
"It is funny." wc admitted. "Darned
funny, funnier than we ever thought
it  could   be..''
* *    ^    *
It is alleged, but we hardly think
it is true, aliho' after all. ii dues
sound lhe least bit like our Reeve
that when our Foxy Friend ended
his first speech in the chair���he perorated after this fashion:
"Them's my opinions���genelrnen������
and if you don't like 'em I can change
They   didn't   so   he    did.
This is going to be a "Vote of
Thanks" year at the Municipal Hall.
Everybody   but   Pollock   takes   turns
[men, bet you a hundred dollars on it.'
or words to that effect." Takes very
little to work up a rep. in S. V. and
still  less  to  lose   it.
Nothing of importance to report
since last time of wriling and a few
more threatened. Some knocks pt
last year'- Council and a preliminary
warning from the ringside experts
that some of the fired men will soon
1..-   hired   again.
N'cM we.-k we hope to announce a
few   rescinded     motions     but     unless
the    Ward   Three    fellows   get   busy I
there is little hope of a protest meet-1
Wc   lost   onr   best   protestor   when
Ru--.ll  noi  the j..t. he protested  so
hard   lo  get.
See Next Week's Standard About the
Truth About
Startling     Developments     Expected.
jThe Old Hand and the Cub Reporter
at  Loggerheads.
j Different Kinds of Facts in the Province and the News Ad but
Only "The Truth"
Order early and often
"Politicus' has  undertaken  t"   :oi -
tribute   a   number   of   letters   v.   the
Standard.    Thc   Editor  of   lhe   Standard agrees with little that "Politicus''
writes    but  i-    nevertheless    br. .. I-
minded enough  to allow the  gentleman a reasonable amount of valuable
Visit the
(Between Robson and Smythe)
will he joyfully received. As for in getting ..ne. .Of course Grimmett
threats of personal violence we stand!and Connacher must behave or they
.... , ._ ,  ,_-. -.-j   .,-.   l .   ..    -_   ......   *....:_.   i:..t,.   i~.     ti.......   ......i,.   ...
undaunted behind the bared doors of
our inner office. Soon after the publication of our last "scathing denunciation'' some big fellow, who judging by his looks and language came
from Ward Five, walked into our
office with a complaint., lie started
an argument with office boy and pretty neariy got the best of it. Did you
get that���pretty nearly got the best
of an argument with our office boy.
But of course you don't know our office boy. Anyhow this big fellow
finally  got   so   peeved  that  he   even I Prohibition   il's   been   awful  to   work
lose their little lot. There ought ti
he a special vote nf thanks to the officials who supplied the Anti-Win-
rani speeches last year.
*   *   *    *
Of all thc fellows who gel ringside
seats at the Council mctings we like
that World man best. If only he
wasn't so blamed serious. He means
Well but he's handicapped. Down at
the World office evrybody from thc
manager down takes life and themselves very seriously.    Since they got
started to climb over the counter we
were resting under but fortunately
for him  he  changed  his  mind.
*      ft      fr-      ���-.
There was a swell affair at the Collingwood   Institute   the   other   week.
on the World. If a fellow cracks a
joke in thc office they accuse him of
Here's what the World man said
the other day without putting the
usual sign (laughteri after it: "Spring-
Ed, (in motor carl���This controls
the brake. It is put on very quickly
in .case  of an  emergency."
Co-Ed.���Oh. I sec; something like
Willis���"flump has a very up-to-
date office."'
Gillis���"Yes. He has one of t'lese
office systems where you can' find
just what you want when you don't
want it by looking where it wouldn't
be if you did want it."
*  *  *
Musical Instrument dealer in new
boy) ��� Kow, if while I am out a customer wants to look- at a mandolin,
flute or piccolo you know what to
show  him?"*
Roy���"Yes.   sir."
Dealer���"And suppose he should
want   lo  see  a   lyre?"
Hoy���"I'd   ask   him   to   wail   unti
you   come  in.   sir."
^ * *
Teacher���I'm surprised at you.
Sammy Wicks that you cannot tell
me when Chris-, phe'r Columbus discovered America? What does the
chanter heading of the week's lesson
Through Tickets
issued   to   all    parts
of the world.
to the  Old  Country,
Alaska.    China    and
For full
particu-         1  ES^Sk
iars apply     tVtvScH-
to any             MHK___i\l
c. p. r.         HA^
Agent            ,/S    BJW
_: -_#^3i______f______&_ia
Another  farewell  party.    Great  place  ford is an authority on  school board
.ret awav  from   is  S. V.    You  are   finances.'
and  everybody's  glad  to  that the School Trus
:tl thai
SEALED TENDERS will be reci tved
bv the Minister nl" Lands not later
than no.in on the 22n<l day of March,
mi;, I'm- the purchase of Licence X
G80, to cut 2,562,000 feet ... Douglas
fir. Cedar, Hemlock. VVhtte Pine nnd
Balsam, situated .��n Salmon Bay, Say-
ward District
Two 121 years will be allowed for
1 removal  of limber. ���
Further particulars of the
ester. Victoria, B. .'*.. or Dii
ester, Vancouver, B, C.
lin   order   to   hi
Teacher���Well,     isn't     that     plain I     Sammy���Yes n
enough?    Did you ever sec it before? thought il was his tclepl
She must have Food-
for her Armies in the Field���for her Workers in the Factory���in
the Munition plant    in the Shipyard   -in the Mine.
Do You Know���
that the rapidly rising price of food stuffs
means that the World's reserve supply is
getting small ?
Do You Know���
that a world-wide famine can only bc
averted by increasing this supply ?
Do You Know���
that a " food famine " would be a worse
disaster to the Empire and her Allies than
reverses in the Field ?
You Can���
help  thwart  Germany's   desperate
marine thrust on the high seas.
You Can���
do this by helping to make every bit of
land in Canada produce���th^ very last
pound of food stuffs of which it is capable.
and Remember���
that no man can say that he has fully done
his part���who having land���be it garden
patch, or farm, or ranch���fails to make it
produce food to its utmost capacity.
printed card?   Just tell the waiter to
bring it all.   Then if I see anything I
'How   can   1   judge   by   reading  a don't like, I can send it back.'
^ITAIN appeals to CANADA
In a*l and Argentina are more than twice the distance away and
r. M Australia more than four times.
CiisuiUa to Britain
Intt f.& Argentina to Britain
Au f���\a to Britain \
6000 M n.ES
1I50O Miles
H   V.    a**
"No matter what difficulties may
face us, the supreme duty of every
man on the land is to use every thought
and every energy in the direction of
producing more���and still more."
Martin Burrell���Minister of Agriculture.
The Department invites every one desiring
information on any subject relative to Farm
and Garden, to write���
t ^
Phone Seymour 9086
We Write Insurance in Sound, Reliable Companies.
Dow Fraser Trust Co.
122 Hastings St. West.        McKay Station, Burnaby
dlije g>iau&arfc
1   **iblt_ihed every Saturday nt 4-ii Homer Street. Vancouver.
I   *-iet>."'".'    Seymour 470
Registered   at   the   Post   Ortlce   Depa-tment,   Ottawa,   aa
'   < -con,! Class Malt Matter.
Northern Securities, Ltd.
Established 1906
529 PENDER STREET WEST Seymour 1574
SHAUGHNESSY  HEIGHTS.���10-roomed   House,
on   19th   Avenue.    Two   fireplaces,   Hardwood
floors.    $40.00 per month.
KITSILANO. ��� Several six and seven-roomed
Houses.    $15.00 per monlh.
SUITES, Alma Court, 2224 Alberta Street. Three
and four rooms. All modern. $8.00 to $15.00
per month.
FURNISHED. ��� Beautiful 10-roomed suburban
home, 5 blocks from car. Six months. $25.00
per month.
The annual report of thc British Columbia Packers'
Association for the pant year sin.wed a large decrease from
the records of 1915, the comparative figures being $257,806
and $475,747. Tin- balance carried forward from 1015
was $1.(172.845. making the total $1,330,653.
From this total dividends on the preferred and common
stock accounted for 1*71,689. An amount of $78,991 was
written off for depreciation, Coiitingcnt reserve took
$5,000; war las look $34,202; Patriotic fund. $1,200 and
$56,292 was written off as a loss on two steamers lost
during tht- year,
After deductions amounting in all to $349,376 there was
a balance of 981,277. Under contingent liability bills under
discount are given as $108,402.
The British Columbia Fishing and Packing Company,
the Mold Company received $167,500 in dividends from
the llritish Columbia Packers' Association in dividends,
which  was disbursed to the shareholders in dividends.
The Travellers' Insurance Company has issued broad-
east a printed "Warning to Automobilists." which says in
Don't run your engine in the garage with the doors and
windows  closed.
ll   is   death   to   do     this.
Exhaust gases from gasoline engines contain carbon-
monoxide  in  dangerous  quantity.
Oiie-l'ifthh  of  1   per  cent  carbon-monoxide  in  thc
air   will  produce  fal-.u  results.
Not "no person ill  100 knows the danger.
Spread this warning for the saving ol  human life.
 . "��__.  i	
To all point* In Canadrt.  United Klntrdom. Newfoundland,
I   <��w Zealand and other British  PoMMflOM:
Jnttmge. to American. European and. other foreign eountrlaa
11.00 per year extra.
The  Standard   will   be  d. Ilvercd   to  ony  address  in   Van-
���ouver or vicinity at ten cmta a month.
The aesthetic value of city shade trees in cities is well
appreciated, but their actual influence upon the health of
the community is not so widely understood. The "Min-
nesotan" iu an interesting editorial upon this subject says
in part:
"Shade trees arc more than ornamentation in a com-1
lnunily. .They are as good as life insurance policies, if
the report recently published by Cornell University is correct.
"Trees add to the health of a city by cooling and purifying the air, Leaves absorb impure and hurtful gases
and manufacture oxygen needed for respiration. The
value of shade trees as sanitary factors in thc health propaganda of a large city is well illustrated ir. N'cw York,
where a bill was presented to the legislature which would
permit the Xew York City Park Commission to serve as
custodians of the shade trees. .The bill was drawn up by
a doctor, a member of the State Board of Health, and was
presented  as  a   sanitary   measure  only.
"The air in the vicinity of trees contains less bacteria
and dust particles than does air outside the tree zone. People who go into the country to recuperate seek thc 'big
timber.'   They know it to be a red corpuscle generator."
The refined sugar situation is in a very complicated
condition, chiefly owing to ihe recent political disturbance
iu Cuba, Last year the Cuban nop was in the neighborhood of three million tuns. Early estimates of this year's
crop varied from 3,400,000 tons tu 3.572,000 tuns, but owing lo the unsettled conditions which have developed on
the Island of late, as well as lhe further fact that the content in thc cane is not as great as it was last year, these
estimates will have to he greatly reduced, Many well-informed people are uf the opinion thai the final outturn
will not exceed that of last year. While the revolution
in Cuba has not developed to any seriuus extent from a
political point of view, nevertheless it has caused a great
deal of unrest among the working classes and fear on their
part uf coining into the cane fields, with thc result that
at the present time some thirty ur forty central.-- are working at a greatly reduced rate. The season is n,,w gelling
so well advanced that it practically impossible tn make up
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Tu make the situation clear and in consisc language,
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lu these days.of freight congestion and bread shortage,
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two-thirds of ils st: >plJ. the balance coming from Canada.
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zones of the Kuropeifn war has been very great, it is
observed that a comparatively small amount of damage
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continued to grow ailid flourish even after they have been
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the succession duty tax. They were not unanimous as to
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���H1----H__----HB SATURDAY. MARCH  17. 1917.
~3lV?��Zizfi, .bricty
as   mini
nally  reckless.  Juan
The Brand of Cain
(By   Frank   Foster,   of  the   Vancou1-ver  Vagabond   Club) v
Juan Quintana told me this story j frankly of iheir 'antecedents. Will.
on a blazing hot August afternoon as the elder, appears to have regarded
we joked together in my log cabin on this brother Charley with a fatherly
the Purgatoirc river iu Southern Col-j eye;   a   fatal   mistake   always,   unless
orailo.    His colt  had   fallen  and  mil-1 the  owner o
i the eye  should  happen
91 jrode his horse almost to a standstill
I returning   and   foun.l   Ncsbitt     well
] again,  though  somewhat  shaken.   We
iliac' an  almost  superstitious dread  of
being again  attacked  when  unprepared,   so   he   enclosed   a   few   grains   of
morphine   in   his     mother's     lucket,
which   he   always   wore   nn   a   ribbnn
round  his   neck.    Juan   told   me   with
pride   lhat    N'esbitt    offered     him     a
handsome    apology    fur    his    rather
e.l on him, and Juan was quite sure j to be ..f a very much stronger dis-
ili.it he had a badly bruised leg but Position than the person regarded,
not so sure as to whether two of his]Now, the Nesbitts were Iwo decent,
fibs   were   broken.     He    blasphemed I happy-go-lucky   lads,   and   the   intro-
ccniing  his   mount   in   the   flexible duction  of such a  sentiment  was dis-'
dialect  of  his   race,   which   is  rich   in  cordant  in  its application, Three   days   later   Quintana     was
expletives,   but   he   chiefly   attributed      One warm, gusty day iu May. when i '" S<M"  *" J��'n  llu'  s;i,m' round-
abusive   language   when   in   pain,   and
said lhat Charley had left him Iwo
days before tu join a small side roundup, so that he had been alone and
suffering   for some hours.
his misfortune  to a   little, dented  bit I the   river   ran   high   with   icy   brown
As   be   started   he   was   casuallv
told that the Indians had broken nut
of llieir reservation and were amusing themselves after their custom on
such occasions, bin such reports being 'common  and generally incorrect,
lie shall  speak  as  by  an  interpreter, I rolling   on   his   bunk,   and   swearing  '''si)'*.'  wr'rrlt''1  himi
only he stipulated  that   he.   Don  Juan   worse  than  ever did  Corporal  Trim's  ,,f'rk''1 outbreak until
ol gold,   battered   out   of   nearly    all-water  from  the melting snow  in   the
semblance to a locket, which he  pro- mountains,   Juan   rode    over    lo    the
ilHi-cd   from   somewhere,   swearing   he'Lazy   Fish    Hook   ranch.     lie   could
would carry M  in. more.    I   gave  him   not   see  anyone  near  the corrals,   but
a dollar   for'it  because   I   wanted   its  perceived   a   saddle   and   blankets   mi
history.    Hy  reason  of  his  incessant the fence.    Su he went into the darkP" startcd unconcernedly, stopping at
id tranquil  profanity   I   prefer  that j bunkhouse   ami   found   Will   N'esbitt '*I1/>   '''sl'   Hook   on   his   way.
j N'esbitt   worried   himself   over   the re-
il he came to the
Jesus  Manuel Quintana) once ..f the regiment   in   Flanders.    He  was  dis-1'1*'1"'1"'   conclusion   that   it   was   his
Queratero  regiment,   should   have   his   tracted    with    neuralgia   and   orderedH***y   '"   *-'"   '""'   'fl"l;   :i,u'r   Charley.
place ill  the Story  if   I   ever  wrote  it.  Juan   to  gel  over to the  trading  post '"'  ""'lu'''  '""Sl'  the  dozen  burses
Many   years   before   he   had   been   and   bring   him   some   laudanum,   ati e   ',a<*   '"   charge,   and   went.
working on the upper branch of the any rate to get out of the place and y '""'""l llic' round-up on the sec-
I Powder River, Wyoming, and I think leave him alone, Juan, to whom this oml '���!1-v '""��� wor-��d with it for two
[lie must have led a rather uiuoin. affliction was a novelty, thought the |clays' '"" "" l'"' "'Shi "' 'be sec-
[fortablc existence, for the country man was dying, and "burnt the trail".'""1, were surprised in camp by the
|al lhat time was largely infested wilh  until   he   reached   the   store.     Hi-   im-i l",li'"'*'    T1"'   foreman   and   the cook
''bad men" whose profession was cat-  Jilored   medical   assistance   for     his
���manslaughter.    Juan   was a   Mexican, friend and  was directed to the  room
greaser," and would have been leading from the saloon,
like passive factor in many ferocious i The doctor was behind a large
���practical jukes but for a certain liar-, stack of blue .hips, but he rose to
lililiond of manner which gained him the occasion and tried to find some
|ai least the immunity of neglect. laudanum in the welter of confusion
hi the same district, that is. vague- known as his drug store. Failing ill
lly anywhere within fifty miles of his search, he would have compotind-
[lim.  were  two  brothers  named   \cs-  ed   some   morphine     pills     hut     for
hitt, wlm. from the tone ol  his refer- Juan's  impatience tu be gone .ind his
puces   to   them,   must   have   been   su-{own   to   return   and   open   a   jack-pot.
capture   turned   him   quite   silly   with as  well  as unsavoury, and   I   believed
terror,    lie said that he fell dry from him  when he frankly told me lhat his
the  roof uf his mouth  down    to the the one he loved best on earth to the   tin  river.
pit   of   bis   Stomach,   fur   the   two  es-'crime  of  self-murder.       After a  little
.aped   men.   even   if  they   had   ridden   time   Charley's   nerves  seemed    to  be
tlieir hardest, could not have possibly j lightening   again,   though   Juan   men-
re.-i.hed   the   nearest    ranch    before Jioned it as being strange that he did
daybreak.     He   had   not   even   enough   "ot   think     of     his     elder     brother's
hope tu cheat himself with. chance until almost the lasi moment.
It was perhaps an hour ..r iwo ;,!*-''" reply in his question, Will N.-s-
ler the capture when In- heard the '"" answered steadily, Tin keeping
Kesbitts talking together in under-'"'.' '!"-'' in my cheek; I've jusl been
tun.--. Thej -..nnd to be speaking j waiting for you. Look, there's nn
of the chance ur rather the impossi- time t.< lose; the horses arc getting
biliiy uf escape, but neither alluded UP l" ll'1''- " musl be marly three
at first iu tin- thought ihat musl have o'clock."
been   somewhere  uppermost   in  both     J"*1"   "'''   :l   wave  of  horror   over  hi, face,   The Mexican fell at a lost
their   minds.      After   a    pause,    how-  him; it was true. The  -harp odor and   !"r   words,   go   he   merely   asked     the
ever. Charley said. "I  wish  I  had my j��tir oi the morn in j air. the increasing other to come  into camp  for break
knife." pallor   uf   the   stars,   aid   (he   steady   fast.
"No   good,"   returned   his   brother, crunch   "'   llu'    horses    among   ihe      N'esbitt   did   not   reply   for   many
you'd gone  ten  yank." jgrass; all  showed the .lawn  was com-   seconds.    Then,   without   turning,   hij
ing and  what   with   it;     ll   was a feel-   voice   cairn-   cracked   and   thin,   since
loudly   wiih   alarm   and   staring   with
utstretched the direction nf
'. blurred band of strong light lay
ai ing tiie horizon between the .'.ark
world on one side and tlie intensi
violel skj on the other. shad< im
perceptibly into the latter and faintly quivering  wu:.  the coming dawn.
"n the edge, and almost al the end
ui a -mall ridge overlooking the river.
cr .in bed a human figure, outlined
black againsi tin- sk> Quintana as
��� nded tbe slope and found Mesbil
sitting wiih his chin un hi, knees
and his spread  hands on  each side oi
ing of envy that he glanced at Ch;
N'estutt,   whn   lay   now    un     his  and   without    food:
"I   don't   mean   that,   hut    I    might
manage  to cut  an artery.  Will,  what
, ui, -,, ',        - ,        ...   ley    ..I'.iim.    win.   lav    now    on      nis  and    will
do you  Hunk  they  will do with us?   j,  * ,    ,.   ' ,,.-..        , > i      .-,     ,     -
... ,        ,      ���       ��� back, Ins ev.-s hall closed and lircaih    Charley."
moaned the poor boy, lapsing inn. an  .
agony of terror.
"St.'adv. "Id man." said Will, hul
with a strong shudder in his voice.
"Hush, you'll wake that chap. Char-
id you mean what  you  said?"
he    had   been    alone   with    hi
you     buried
mg  heavily,  hi,  jaws  slowly  moving.      Juan answered that they had.
I Will   bent   over  and   pressed   his   lips       "Ah,   I   wa-   there.   I   left   it   there.
said   (nan.
pcri.ir   lo    the    general    run    oi    the
npii1iitii.il   there.     They   were   riding
So he  helped  Quintana to  ihe  crude
drug  with  a  liberality  which,  consid-
lor a cattle company, and spoke quite  ering   his   own   unusual   state   ui
"Said!? About what. 1 don't know
what  you   mean."
"About     the     knife."     replied     the I
"Of course I d... but what', the
good. We haven't got it. I wonder if
I   could buhl my breath until  I  chok-
for a  m.���liie-iii  in  hi,  brother's  fore-  J'uur Charley.y
head.     Juan   heard   him   mutter,   "it      "Come,  my  friend
can't he  fur lung, not  very long.  N'ot   shall   start   ior   ihe   ranch   al   sun-up.
more than half a day: before tumor-   Charles ha- gone above'  and il is ii'-
row night���" Tlu'ii 'ie. too, lay back,  u \   io'   think   much   of   ihe   dbai
murmuring     something     that     Juan  Come!"
could not catch. N'esbitt   at   first   remained   motion-
Slretched, out   his
und  Vacahtly  for
darkness began t" re-  some  moments,  he   found  the  Mexi-
i    The   landscape  grew   more  distinct 1���.    Presentlj   i.i
; every  minute  and  shameless  i.l..tches hand   and   feelin-   ro
land patchi
solvi    the
emselves   into   definite     objects.    Tin-   Mexican's   faculties,,   '-���
numbed   all   night,   were   now   ter-'    _en
and   strangely   clear.       So     lie     lay, of i
were   killed.   Juan   and   iln-   N'esbitts ed  myself,  Oh,  Will, help  me.  what
maile  prisoners,  and  ihe  other   two am  1  to do?"
riders  escaped,    Tl,,-   surprise    took "I can do as much as that for you,
twelve  o'clock  at  night   ra- ,   ���,;���,-  ..,;,,   wm.    ..x���,,..   ,���  :,.   |
'���*���>   '"   ""'   babits   ui   the tell   ynu:   crawl   right  alongside   me. I raMe K[iy.  noting ,;u.h a3 ho
That'sright; now tear my shirt open |jjs   foreiees   wjt|,   a  worm   ���'
N'ow,   as    I   have    seen    Quintana with   your   teeth  and  bile  open    the'.,,.,. ,.    -,,,, ,,.,-, ,.   .; :,	
" lll,n \   sii;ii   ijihh i   i i*i' .. ... '    ..
mount    horses    that    almost    threw Docket.      Keep   it   well   inside    y��urlt|i'e   awful   marcl
somersaults   in   their   efforts   t.>   getjmotitli   so   that   yon  don't   drop  any-1 |.j]jjs|, fashion
rid   of  him.   and   have   witnessed   his  thing.  You'll find a little packet right'
nerve outside his professional occu-
pation mi more than one occasion, I
knuw thai his courage was rather
above lhe''average. Hut llie reputation oi Indians generally was hideous
ill front "i the glass; swallow tllat."
But by this lime Charles was suffering from a reaction, and a must
piteous scene followed; it must have
been  appalling P. hear a  man  urging
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The interest on tho fully registered bonds will be paid
by Cheque, which will be remit ted by post. Interest
on bonds wit h coupons will be paid on surrender of coupons.
Both cheques and coupons, al the option of the holder,
will be payable free of exchange at any branch in Canada
of any chartered bank, or at the Agency of the Hank
of .Montreal, New York City.
Subject to the payment of twenty-five cents for each
new bond issued, holders of fully registered bonds without
coupons will have the right to convert into bonds oi the
denomination of $1,000 with coupons, and holders of bonds
with coupons will have the right to convert into fully
registered bonds of authorized denominations without
cdipons at any time on application to the Minister of
The books of the loan will be kept at the Department
of Finance, Ottawa.
Application will be made in due course for the listing
of the issue on the Montreal and Toronto Stock Exchanges.
Recognized bond and stock brokers having offices and
carrying on business in Canada will be allowed a commission of three-eighths of one per cent on allotments made
in respect of applications bearing Iheir stamp, provided,
however, that no commission will be allowed in respect
of the amount of any allotment paid for by the surrender
of bonds issued under the War Loaii prospectus of 22nd
November, 1915, or in respect of the amount of any
allotment paid for by surrender of five per cent debenture
stock maturing 1st October, 1919. No commission will
be allowed in respect of applications on forms which
have not been printed by the King's Printer.
tiiere   goes
only   five,
niisly   anil
tliey   may   not  cut  short  his  life   ������> ',
rising  in   pairs.   \<>.  rather  ii     tver<   a  '
hetter   that   thej   were  all   risen,    10 the
that   all   would  be   the   - er  mer. no.
Will  those  last  three  lying  together      "
in a hunch, net er get up?      ! I - I
liis   swollen   eyelids   he   peers.   _     '.
from   want   of   sleep,   and   sicl<   with   Ma
the  agony  of  a  long   drawn    terri
The ohjects swell and grow in mi tal
then   dwindle  again   to  blurred s|   ���-.      -,
Then  one  stretches  itself cautiously,  -",,.
long    and    ri.-iijj   -and    in mi    its
darts a  little  yellow  jet  of Hame   as
iM'   11 1....ia   era. k  oi  1   r-iSt     - :-
The   nearest    :    ;:.:;;   utters   a
I and rolls over: the next  ris s I       :-
knees,  then  falls on  to his
hands   i.-t-ldy     beating     :
Then  Juan   heard
turning  saw  Will   v-'-     itt's  face;  hi
Hut   when   tin   brief   'laughl  r      as
iv er   and   thi    boys c   to   burj    .
Charlej    N'esbitt's     ������        '.'��� ;il   ���   uld
not   be   found.   When si     vas
oi er. ihey  left  the  earn -        , and, in
ih,    absence   ol   tin    chiel   mourner,
"plai ted"   the     ml*   ..I   ( ' .'1"-   \'es- '
hilt   after  tl e   fashi'ni  of those      :
li. i'   w here     the     f< >o til ills   and
niuiintaiiis   niecl       The  rescuers,  bi
ing   a   vigilance   committee,   out   af
ter  horse-thic. eteri   ned  to  rest j
during  ll ���   da;    u     . h 10k down ii.
blankets   fi >r   sh 1 .��� - .. bile  the   spier
dour "i  the sky   was yel early.
"Who   uses   a   riinniii'   iron   here?*"
suddenly   exclaimed   one,   h loking   .1  ���
��� 10    ���.   tl is time wa- beginning
rather   uncomfortable
:n!""-.     I'' en  w ith  a  nirii us air
mfronting what he did nol expect
lie  slowly turned  his  face to
. wlm for .-ui instant doubted his
l*'or along and across  Nes-
1' head   wa-   a   raw   bleeding
.   where   the  flesh   was  imi
i'l (j  it   ������-..-  sci rched black.    His
ivas   singed   and   smelt,   and    it
quite obi inns that his sight was
: -<T it?" he murmured in
I '-:-i r, clutching Juan by
'' . 1 r* one will know nie
it; ii is the brand of Cain."
:i'- I'in-." gasped the hor-
ai . "the man is crazy.
���    :amp   for   the   love    of
. !!     tl*
md   turning   over   ar
���  ridge,  finally bouin
iq  river had got  him,
��� hed   cjigcrlj
���   ��� ��� ���   Will
tt's   teeth   are   S(
mr   i-lui
liAMl   R EC I STH V   ACT.
(5f>(*tlon*   .'Hi  itit.l    CM)
ICE   thi
- .-   '��� 'i iHD >.
11.'.. \
! <-,'   Hi:
.l,ir   n
curved  length  of bai   iron     It of 1        m lhal cermJi
fire '        d bi in .
th.    Muni    i' ��� ��� v   0    Soulh   . ��m i
\. 1, moi ��� ,1  >                   1 1 i.-
.iii     . is          Dlatrii
rARTMENT op Finance, Ottawa, March 12th, 1017.
jgj Department op Usance, Ottawa, ;\laien i__tn, ufj.fi kh
"Tl cj won't he am too li elj ��11
lili ' ' iinniii' ���: - :-..' .1 w liil,-."
glancing round at the nal ed corpses "N'ohodj ain't liable to claim
it,   anyhow,"    said    tl ther,       II
sci aping   the   fr igments hai
-l.iu friim 'I ii Which was trtii.
a running brand iron heihg aboul a-
compromising a possesion as a
bunch of skeleton keys. It is use
for making and altering any brand
;ii will and the professional outfit of
a stock-thief.
The  da\   wore on  withoul  the  sur-1
viving   N'esbitt's  becoming  apparent
At    sunset    the    vigilance   men     left
Juan   and   the   other   two   men     whn ;
had   escaped   and   who   had   brought
them  to  the  sjuit.  considerately   pro-!
mising  to  ^- ill  on  sight  every  Indian   roi
they came across.    The three intend-hj,
ed   tn   start   for   tlie   ranch   in   tlic
As a natural reaction Quintana
slept soundly, lie was awakened by
his  Imrse. picketed close by, btbw'ing
Lol    1   i7,    \li,l'    ���*"'".   2458.     V"'i     ���'.
quired  in runt, -i  the rlalm ol   the
1111. ' .uii  -.- 11 inn       .1 .       the
��� '1     I In-    s.-l". lit-     nl      tin -     ll.  I ll .���     III
In  i>     I"     '        ���      !��� 'I    i' .     1 'Ui      1 I  ���
1 ul       I      111  m - ,i;i|.i r     IMiiil isln-il      1 |1
' 1  .. ���  . i.i    1.i,r intention
ed lo Si B ol   the ' Land  R.
\- '"    !\ It ll     1 llli-llillii.-lll -,   iiltll   in   ' !:
; low ni.'   . xi r.i. ;   therefrom:���
j 1 mi In default 1 iveat   ir . er! Ifl-
-j     imi.  .it  1:- pendens being filed before
11     Un- restat rat ton aa owner ������'.  the person en: 11 ii-ii   under sueh tan .all
I       persons   -ii   sen ed   with   nol
. I      Hill]   III".-.    1    ���    :   ",-!   ".1     ' 	
',     them    ni- 1 1   ������-   ��� ���      ���
1    .��� ii  !��� ,]._.    :.ny    iiitui'i-.-.t    in    it .
-i.-ri-il iiivli'i- llie provisions u.
\,-. ..-. in In- r ���!��� ever . stoppi .1
!. I-   ,-.  |   from   -"tune   up   any
i         ni r.-spi --1 ni  !'���   land sn
. ������   taxes,   and   the    Repair n-
such "la*   sala aa owner  o't   in''
-,,   s-o'il    for   !;iX'
i WHEREAS appltcatto'n has I n
tor a  Certificate of tndefea, Iblc
iTirlJ thai a
I'IV. i -.irisll'ii-
-ii-ii appliea-
...,!..   ���r   |n).--
iii   lands   ill   the
lhe    title      '       P
27th   li-'i.      if
! which   th.
overdue t -n- ��), :-"i.
mini r   "   '������.,''.
lhe  same   ti'ii.    1   Shu
j t ion   in   pursuance
' linn   nnd   issue   n   C.
r,n.-ibli-   Title   tl.   the
nam.' of WI1.1-.1AM K11 ���*_ NT IS SECOHD.
unless you take und prosecute tho
proper procecedin&s t�� .'.Jia'l*li-'l!i your
eluiin. if any. to the said lands, or
to prevent such proposed ye.ion on
mv parti
Dated at the Land Registry Offiee,
Vaneouv.r. 11.C. this 17tb-day of November.  AH.   l'.M.I.
District   Registrar  of Titles.
To    Miss     \.    C.    Bill-I-KK.
This   Company    intends   applying    to
the    Registrar   of   Joint   Stock   Companies   for   approval   ul   changin
name to Ilill and Mine Supplies I.
, 5 vv.
il    Com
,-ing   its ,Y
Lid. I
SATURDAY. MAI'.CII  17. 1917
And They're Better Than
Some $25 Suits
Dick's $20
Navy Blue
Single and
New Styles
The Greatest Clothiers in the Great West
Two Big Stores for Men      /
33,  47   and  49   HASTINGS   STREET   WEST
Gel into une of these���you fellows
lhal like U> l<">k well dressed. It
will wear, and will look right, as
,lpng as you want it to. Tliey arc
West of England serge���the finest
serges in the w.irld.. And they
have tlic style, and swing, that a
young fellow expects in his suit.
These I Hue serges should sell at $20
here, hut Mr. Dick decided to put
the whole shipment in at $16.50
We save ynu 25 to 45 per cent freigh* charges���by our pool car sys
.1* your goods
We take charge of everything from the expert packing
at tllis end���until tliey reach their destination.
Our service is first class���our charges moderate.
Phone us for information  today���SEYMOUR 7360.
Security   Fireproof   Storage   and
Moving  Co.   I.liullcfl.
FIItEPItOOF  W A IIM HOIt SIOs    786 IIICATT V  ST. Phone Sey. 7300
NABOB Tea is a blend of
the best high-grown teas, fine
and fragrant.
The Great Desire for Better Milk
can be realized���and enjoyed���by the simple matter of your getting
in touch with the most modcriily equipped dairy in Vancouver���thc
Phone Fair. 2624.
Sensible mothers and housewivi 8 are finding our milk so reliable,
and so uniform, and so clean that more and more customers are
coming to us daily.
Starting with our milk supply and ending with the capping of
tlic bottles���the last part of our sanitary process���our entire system
is scientifically perfect���approved by the health and municipal authorities.
You arc welcome to a trial bott|c of Vancouver's finest milk.
Phone now���or ask one of our drivers.
Phone Highland 137
Grandview Hospital
VANCOUVER    -    B.C.
Medical : Surgical : Maternity
Rates from $15.00 per week
Classified Advertising
Seedsmen, Florists, Nurserymea, 41
Hasting* St E., and 782 Granville
Street, Vancouver, B. C. '
wanted to clean and repair at thc
factory, 438 RICHARDS STREET.
Now under Control of the
(From the Chilliwack Progress)
Generally co-operative movements
by farmers haw been attended with
ii great .liul of publicity and public
discussion by interests outside the
realm of the particular movevent..
Much ad* ice lias been given, and tlie
individual or interest which would
be adversely affected by the move,
was given plenty of opportunity to
counteract ill various ways the promised success of the organization. \f-
ter several attempts by the dairymen throughout thc Fraser Valley
to organize their business, and much
groping about in search of a method or scheme which would increase his returns and take care of
bis surplus milk during the flush season without knocking the bottom out of prices, a few bf Hie
larger dairyme'n decided lo make
one more effort���this time to include the entire milk producing areas
'Of the [Eraser Valley from Rose-
i'lle and Agassiz to the Gulf on
both   sides   of  the   river.
Early in 1914 the provincial governmeni granted incorporation to the
Fraser Valey Milk Producers' Association. Ltd. with an authorized
capital of $250,000. An effort was
made that winter to organize the
dairymen, but without success, while
later thc outbreak of the war caused
TAKE NOTICE Unit the Hendry
Croseman Electric Company, Limited,
Intend at tlie expiration ol' une month
from the date ot the lirsl publication
hereof,  to apply  to  ihe Registrar ior
Joint   Stoek   Com pi. ll i en   Hint   its   name
be changed    to "Crossman    Electrical
Machinery Company, Limited
, ,.���  llie  association  to  try and  eliminate
DATED Oils nth day ol' March, A.I_U -.
U17 unnecessary expense  m  tlie  handling
Solicitor for Applicant,  413 Granville
Street,   Vancouver,   B.   C.
lijinu  n _'.i�� ���-��_����� i   i.^j . .
A. re Lots 7 nnd S, Block 1, North half
���AT ('/_) Block 4. District Lots 891 and
k      3!I2.   Map    1686,     municipality    of
South   Vancouver.
WHEREAS proof of loss of Certificate of Title No. 94404 E, to the above
mentioned lands, issued In the name of
David W. Elliott, has been filed in
this office, notice is hereby Riven that
I shall, at the expiration of one month
.from date of first publication hereof,
issue a duplicate of said Certificate of
Title, unless in tbe meantime valid objection be made to me in writing.
DATED at the Land Registry Olfice,
Vnncouver, B.C., this 16th day or March,
A D   1917
District Registrar.
Estd. 1904.      Phone High. 28S
from our factory at Vernon, B.C.
Also,    New    Season's    LULU
into the finest
Sauer Kraut
at  our  Vancouver  factory.
B.C. Vinegar Works
136S-7   Powell   St.,  Vancouver.
the matter to be shelved, until last
fall when the provisional directors
and a few others, decided to once
again endeavor to organize the dairymen, Following the plan of other
business interests the organizers decided to set about their task with ai
lillle noise and excitement as possible. Meetings of milk producers
were called and held at cvery community centre in the Fraser valley,
and the dairy situation revealed with
all its weaknesses, waste and ices,
along the lines proposed, were presented by practical dairymen from
various centres. The dairymen were
asked to subscribe stock in the association to thc amount of $10,000;
twenty per cent, in cash and the balance in ten monthly instalments, tlie
amount to be deducted from the milk
cheque each month. The organizers met with a very encouraging response .at every point. In fact the
response greatly exceeded tlieir expectations, with the result that on
lhe lirst of March the association had
control of from 90 to 95 per cent, of
the entire milk production of the Fraser Valley  for the period    of    one
year, while at the end ol" ten months
they will have a paid up capital of
On tlic control of thc product being secured the problem of ils disposal and direction was carefully proceeded with, the result in this, phase
of the movement also being successfully negotiated.
A still greater saving is expected
to bc accomplished by an adjustment
of the methods of distribution in the
coast cities. As soon as charts can
be made of the city routes a proposition will be made to the different   dealers.    H   is   thc   intention   of
Wanted to hear from owner of
good farm for sale. ��� Northwestern
Business Agency,  Minneapolis, Minn,   tlo
of the product wherever possible, and
'nis reduce the cost to the consumer as well as maintain a staple price
to   the   producer.
The association has approximately
600 members. Farmers everywhere
have shown a readiness to connect
up with an institution which guarantees to take their entire supply. This
service to the producer is brought
about by the association being able
to regulate and direct the quantities
going into the different channels of
trade, and which will also effect beneficially the returns obtained by the
individual farmer.
To further provide for nn over
supply of milk it is the intention of
tlic association to instal in one of* thc
plants, already leased,' probably
Edenbailk, modern cheese making
machinery, and convert from 20 to
300 cans of milk per day into cheese.
Butter will also be made at Chilliwack and Vancouver from sour
cream supplied by patrons, with the
idea of eventually establishing a permanent butter and cheese trade in
the coast cities. While there is
a very large demand for condensed
milk at thc present time and which
will likely absorb the greater part of
the management is of the opinion
that it will bc in the interest of the
dairymen and for future business, to
establish a market connection with
the city for both cheese and butter
as a very large increase in production is anticipated during the next
few years.
The milk produced by non-members of the association residing <.n
routes throughout the valley, so far
is being purchased on the same basis as that of members, but lhe
association is desirous that all producers avail themselves of the lirst
opportunity  to  sign  tip.
It is the purpose of the associa-
td   standardize   the tmilk   sold,
ll   has   been  a   lew  days,   or   rather
weeks, that a tnuiical c edy act has
been din a Vancouver vaudeville bill,
consequently the "BacheJor"s Dinner." to bead the new Pantages programme, should be a well liked act,
especially so after llie hit it bas made
in Seattle all this week. There are
fifteen people iu the cast of this production, eight of them being girls. They
arc all acrcdited with being clever
dancers, good vocalists, and all arc
said to possesses a wardrobe which astounds by its beauty and size. .Several good comedians arc enrolled with
the cashier of the act. and are said lo
be worth cvery cent they may draw
down in salary. The Seattle Times
Was most complimentary in their criticism on Tuesday upon the whole
show, but seemed to like the musical
comedy portion better than any of
the other acts. Miss Patricota, "Cabaret Queen" came in for a most favorable mention, as well she might,
Combine a perfect singing voice, personality, beauty, abilit yas a musician,
and then present some of the latest
songs with that combination, and one
will have a fair idea of about whal
Miss  Patricola  docs  to  earn  her  sal
ary In addition there will be fo.it
other clever acts and the fourth epi
sode of "Pearl of the Army." the new
serial movie which bas been enter
t&ining everyone al Pantages for t!i.
lasi   month
There's a snappy bill at the Oi
pheum this week headed by Xoncti
singing violinist, who has made man
new friends here as well as retaining
old ones..    The Casinos. Spanish da
cers arc marvels in  thcii* art.    Unit
Hayes opens the show tATtli the bei|
banjo  playing  ever  heard  here.
sketch   of   the     week   is     called     \
Double Exposure."    It was written bj
Willard  Mack.    Tbe plot is  laid  in a
111..vie   studio   and   lhe   playlet   ha. i
greal   finish.    .It   furnishes   plenty   I
coinedy and an  insight  of thc  mint
studio. Ethel Hopkins has a cbarniir
voice of threat range and beauty.  I
song "Mandalay" makes a grcat liii
Hilly llalligan and llama Sykes furai
ish  more laughs  to ihc  minute ilia1
any   skit   lhat   has   been   enjoyed   I
prpheum  fans  for many a day.  Kulj
lervo brothers close the bill  folio.'
by travel pictures showing the woi
at  work  and  play.
Mr. Murray Named President When
Liberals of loco Elect Officers
at Annual Meeting.
lOCO, March 15���The annual meeting of the loco, Sunnyside and District Liberal Association was held in
the Chosen Friends' hall here tonight
and proved a most enthusiastic and
largely attended gathering. This
flourishing oil refinery town wliich
now boasts a population of over 500,
was well represented at the meeting
and officers for the ensuing year for
the Liberal asociatipn were elected.
There were spirited contests for some
of the offices which resulted as follows:
Honorary president, Rt. Hon. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier: honorary vkc-presi-
dent, Premier 11. C, lircwster; president, Mr. George M. Murray; vice-
president, Mr. Alexander Latta: secretary,  Mr.  Lewis  Popham;  executive,
to have all milk testing done by
competent men employed by the government, increase the consumption
and production of milk, at the lowest possible price to the consumer
and at the same time place the producer's busineSs on a profitable basis.
The head office of tbe association
is located in the Standard Bank
���Building in Vancouver, from wliich
office producers will bc paid twice
a month, in place ���*' monthly as has
been  the. practice.
Messrs. E. D. Barrow, C. E. Eck-
ert antl W. H. Vaiulerhoof comprise
the executive. The directors are:
President, K. D. Barrow, M. P. P.,
Chilliwack; vice-president, J. W. Berry. Langley; secretary, William J.
Park, Pitt Meadows; treasurer, C. E.
Sardis; W. II. Vaiulerhoof, Sumas,
and Alex. Davie, Ladner.
committee,   Messrs   Frank    Trig..
James Crawford. Oales Johnson,, C
Collctt, C. McLaughlin, Robert VV
ters  and   S.   \V.   Mann.     Delegate,
the Central   Liberal   "issoeiation   ul/
also  appointed  as    follows;   McJ
James  Crawford,   Lewis   Popham,1
M.   Murray,   Frank  Trigwell,  and s!-|
A resolution of congratulation ivii
passed to Mr. E, J. Rossitcr, a formi
president of the association, who w
appointed to the responsible positio
of private secretary to Hon. Johl
Oliver, provincial minister of agricu|
After the business meeting pr
thc gathering was thrown open
sort of general meeting which w
attended1 bby Liberals and Consent
lives alike and matters pertaining t|
the general welfare of the growitl
town and its adjacent district we|
the need of various road itnprovi
ments and also thc increase in tk|
public school facilities of the district
���Tbe  Sim.
"Conscription, bas. nidybe, save|
country." growled, the strappiiij
young soldier, "but whaf I object .
is the company it drives a man intc
I am a practical plumber by trade, ai
honest workman, yet I'm to suffer tin
society of sich professionals as a la��
yer, a minister, and an  auctioneer
"No' a had selection, Jock," rl
marked  his   friend.
"Oh, maybe no, in a way; bflt win
tbe minister and thc lawyer start
argument on Egyptian law in the m
die of the night across half a dos
beds, with the blessed auctioneer
umplra, what chance has even a pr
tical plumber 0 stoppin' the gas leak
Stranger (arriving at scene or ra|
road wreck)���Good heavens!     Wh
arc you all waiting for?     Why d.'l
you rescue the passengers?
Spokesman���We  are   waiting   '|
thc moving picture man.
�� M
Every man must "do his bit"   The Commercial  Travelers will  do  a
very considerable "bit" by organizing the WAR DANCE *and the public
must do its "bit" by patronizing the wonderful show.
Forestry Draft Leaving Soon
VANCOUVER'S own Forestry Draft, C.E.F., is nd
almost at full strength and this popular new local ui
which is composed of the pick of the western woodsmi
and lumbermen hopes to leave for the Old Country in tl
course of from eight to ten days.
T|. It is expected that the Vancouver Draft will more tl
uphold the reputation of British Columbia's Foresters
this is the only corps recruiting or recruited in this Pn
ince that is commanded by practical men who underst
the Western men and Western methods.
fl The officers who have raised this draft, Capt. Coi
Bruce,. O.C., and Lieut. W. F. T. Stewart are bot'iT goi
overseas with the draft and evryone, officers and men.J
impatient for the final orders to entrain as recruiting
not the most congenial of occupations for men used to
outdoor life.
If To complete the establishment 20 more men are ��
quired but it is expected that by the end of the week t
total number will be available, so that it is not too la
to sign.up yet with this popular unit and as all appoif
ments are still vacant everyone has an equal opportuni
for promotion, which promotion will be made entirely
the merits of each man.
fl Technical pay is -also paid to men who can qualify b
this does not come into force until the men are actually
operation in the woods of the Old Country, when each m
will be given a chance of proving his worth.
fl The Heeadquarters are at 521 Pender Street West, wh<
a hearty welcome is extended to all. Office is open da
from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m.


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