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Vol. V, No. 40���Established 1911
VANCOUVER,    BRITISH    COLUMBIA,    SATURDAY,    FEBRUARY   3,   1917
Price Five Cents
Newspapers of Consequence
fit K were "the only daily in  Vancouver and  the  only
newspaper of consequence on the Mainland of British
Columbia thai opposed the Bowser Government."
'f Here we have an example of the greal modesty of the
editor nf one of our contemporaries.   "The only newspaper
jf consequence on the Mainland oi British Columbia thai
ipposed the Bowser Government!"
.j It is unfortunate that some men, when they have done a
fairly creditable piece of work, immediately proceed to
crow about it, thereby lowering themselves in the estimation of the public.
*j Any newspaper of consequence that opposed the Bowser
Government merely did its plain, simple duty. It was not
only right that a newspaper should oppose that hand of
plunderers; it was good business to do so. The newspapers
that clung to the old hulk went down with it, so far as their
���editorial standing is concerned. Some of them may still be
good advertising mediums and good news distributors; hul
ihey might as well fill their editorial columns with theatre
notices as the stuff they now carry. For the people have
lost confidence in their leadership; it will take some time
before that confidence can be restored.
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% The STANDARD feels that while our contemporary
here quoted is entitled to its measure of praise for aiding in
the overthrow of the house of plunder, there are other papers on the Mainland to whom some little credit might be
:?iven. We believe that every newspaper, like every man,
should be judged according to the equipment and strength
it possesses. We remember away back in 1911 tlie work of
an editor up in the Crow's Nest, at a place called Xatal. It
was inspiring to read the charges(of the little half-boilerplate Natal REPORTER. And every week the man at Xatal launched attacks upon the wicked government of those
days, his advertising patronage became less and less until
finally in 1912 the REPORTER passed into the great beyond.
V. Come with us to the far North, to thp Oniineca district,
to a young town on the Grand Trunk Pacific, to the office
of the Omineca HERALD. If ever a paper proved itself
of consequence in the fight which terminated with the overthrow of the late government, it was this publication, a
veritable voice crying' in the wilderness, a champion of land
reform, of industrial'develpomenf, clean government and
a square deal. Only four pages, but the little hand-set editorial column of that paper carried a scourge ever}' week for
the hack of the government that starved tlie settlers in the
north.
r Come back to the South mice more, to the land of John
Oliver, to New Westminster. True it was only a rag as
newspapers go; but in the later stages of the campaign, the
CANADIAN, the weekly edited and published by the Kennedys, played its vigorous part. Wildcalting and pilfering
could not live in the Fraser A'alley in the old days so long
as George Kennedy occupied the editorial chair of the
COLUMBIAN.   The spirit of the CANADIAN' was the
returned spirit of the COLUMBIAN' of other days*,
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1 In the Xicola Valley thcrtfwas the MERRITT UKK
ALD, without the aid and support of which Joseph Walters
never could have redeemed the riding of Yale. The Merritt HERALD went through many a hard siege and we are
ffl^d to note that today it has absorbed the Merritt machine paper, the NEWS, and is reaping the fruits of a heroic
fight for good government. ^
%. Again at Kamloops is there not the TELEGRAM, a paper launched to assist in the bringing of good government
'to this Province. It was founded at a time when Bowser
made Kamloops his winter home and its first issue came
out in the teeth of the most vigorous political machine operated in the Cariboo district, the.machine built up with the
people's monev and sustained from the public treasury under the guidance of J. P. Shaw. The TELEGRAM did its
bit cheerfully and well.
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tf At one time Sir Richard McBride boasted that he controlled every newspaper in British Columbia. That was
many years ago. But there was manhood enough left in
this Province to bring about the establishment of an independent press, dedicated to the business of fighting wrong
doing in public life. So newspapers were established here
antl there over the lace of the country. Many of them were
small antl poorly clad, running much to the boiler-plate I
which yon buy at Winnipeg at so much a square van!.
Some wore weak in everything hut spirit. The names we
give here are hut a few' which might he mentioned of the
noble hand of type-sticking Daniels who helped to bring
confusion to the slippery politicians who were gunning the
i iiiinii')'.
|i Some nf those independent, courageous journals went
down under the sheriff's hammer, to be bought in by rich
government supporters, and later issued as government
papers. Death stilled a pen here and there. And the call
oi King and Country made inroads upon the ranks of independent journals in British Columbia in more recent,
lim es. Despite the bribes and clubs of the powerful political machine a number uf these opposition papers, financed
as they were by private persons who had no other interest
than the general welfare of the community, have lived to
see a reform party in office.
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���; These smaller papers have upheld in B. C. the honor
and dignity of journalism. But for their efforts the campaign of education which preceded the election of last year
never could have been carried out. Their existence today
is the most healthy indication the province has to offer.
They reflect an awakened interest in public matters and a
desire on the part of the people for clean government and
clean living. They demonstrate that the press of British
Columbia need not depend for nourishment upon the slush
funds of corporations or private interests.
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|f You cannot judge a newspaper upon the number of news
services it carries, any more .than you can judge a man by
his clothes.
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If Any press which speaks the simple truth and opposes
dishonesty is a press of considerable consequence. It may
be located in a world metropolis or published in the woods;
it may have six pages or sixty pages, one edition a week or
ten editions a day. History has shown that before the attacks of such a press no man, no body of men, and no community of men, can engage in dishonesty and go free.
Bring The Coal Barons To Time
^KlliS week the STANDARD sent in an order to several
coal merchants for a quantity of coal and was advised
by each company that no coal was to lie had. and il might be
weeks before the order could be filled.
|j And we are only thirty-five miles from one of the rich
est coal fields in the world.
jj "We can't get any from the mines," said the merchants
"They tell us they can't supply the demand."
If Further investigation shows that while Vancouver coa
merchants stand around with their hands in their pocket;
and the people stiller, the Canadian mine*- are shipping bun
dreds of tons daily over the line to Seattle. Portland an<
San Francisco.
V The mines at Nanaimo will supply coal for the American j
fleet, but will refuse to supply the metropolitan cities  of
British Columbia with anything but what is left over after
the Sound cities are supplied.
If Diether. a local coal merchant, unable to secure coal from
\ ancouver Island, some time ago imported a quantity from
Seattle. I le paid a duty of 55 cents a ton and a war tax of
5 per cent. Me says that the Vancouver people kicked on
the American product. And well they might. Hanbury
is getting in a scow load of American coal this week.
|f This is "carrying coals to Newcastle" with a vengeance.
If The coal lands on Vancouver Island, before being staked
by the concerns who operate the mines there anrl their antecedents, were the property of the Canadian people. We
are entitled to a supply of coal from those fields so long as
the mines operate there. We are entitled to a preference
over the neighboring American cities in securing a coal
supply from there so long as we have the money to pay for
lhat supply.
|I The STANDARD will start the ball rolling by suggesting that the only way that the citizens of Vancouver can
secure a good supply of fuel from our own Canadian mines
is to petition the Provincial Government to put an export
duty on British Columbia coal and club the companies on
Vancouver Island into giving us fair treatment.
If Thc policy of our city council in buying a lew paltry
scow loads of coal for emergency purposes is the policy of
weaklings. We should be in a. position to dictate to the
men who are now making profits out of the exploitation of
our natural resources. To do otherwise is to declare ourselves a crowd of weak-kneed old supplicants.
Politics And Politicians In The West
^rtlXNJPKC.'S Canadian Club has on its membership roll
the names of 2,000 of the leading men of the prairie
metropolis. Therefore any proposition endorsed by that
body may fairly be accepted as a reflection of an important'
section of Western Canadian opinion.
|; At a recent meeting the Winnipeg Canadian Club passed
a resolution which was forwarded to Ottawa, praying the
Right Honorable the Premier:
il) To reorganize the administration along national
lines by including men of recognized organizing capacity
wherever they may be found, irrespective of part}- affiliations or parliamentary experience;
(2) To give adequate representation in such reorganization to all classes of the nation who are contributing to
the desired result;
(.3) Following the example of Great Britain to concentrate the executive authority in a War Council of a few
members;
And that this reorganization be carried out without an
appeal to the electors, following throughout the precedent
set by Creat Britain.
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|J If such a reasonable solution of our present difficulties
were accepted by Premier Borden, there is little doubt but
that the nation would benefit and tbe Empire would receive
added assistance.
|f But Premier Borden is weighed clown by party friends
and entangled in the barbed wire of party patronge, and is
apparently unable to move, willing though he personally
might be to adopt the. plan from Winnipeg.
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|f It is in ordef that we should quote from a personal letter received recently frtftrf'rt'big eastern business man, who
is a Canadian first and cares little for party.
|f "I used to think one time that politicians on the American side were crooked." he writes, "but must confess that
some of pur politicians in Canada are past masters and have
gone up as high as thirty-third degree, while the average
American politcian has taken only his third degree. It
makes a man almost hang bis head.
|! "If ever a country required a big man Canada requires
one today.
|j  "Look at our cabinet at Ottawa today." The Premier utterly without backbone who could not sit upright in a chair
unless it hail a back to it.
|f "But what could you expect? . . .
| "W'e take a man from Manitoba wlm was tried out as a
country merchant and failed; tried out as a mining' broker
and failed: tried out as a grain man and failed: and we put
him in charge as a Minister of Public Works. . . .
|f "The oul}' real man in Borden's cabinet is White, Minister of Finance."
|j I Ins is a very interesting letter. Let me quote further:
I- "However, we cannol blame the Premier. Murray, The
longer I live the more I believe that people usually get just
what ihey ask lor. 11 we ask for a poof government we get
it. If we ask fur war we get that, and the moment we ask
lor peace we are going tn get it. I f wc ask for an increased
cosl of living we gel it. and if we ask for hard times we get
that also. Jusi what the people ask fur is what they're going lo gel.
|] "The trouble with our cabinet ministers is that when
they pay a visit to any particular place they see no one but
their own friends wlm have helped,to pul them in office,
and they do not appear to know anything about the feelings
t^i the people. They are apparently living in a fool's paradise all the time."
| This correspondent.discusses Piritish Columbia affairs
and the Liberal League, and he says:
|j "I have met Mr. Brewster and he is too big a man not to
be able lo get all the support ai all the Liberals.' Referring to the League, he says, "If the Government will just
jolly them along for a while and show by their actions that
they are honest and above board. I am satisfied that inside
of two years, Brewster and his cabinet will be the strong"
people of the west."
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|! "I notice by your paper that Pattullo dismissed bis deputy," continues the letter, "and that some people are trying to stir up hard feeling on that account. Pattullo did
nothing but what was right, and if T were in his place, I
would go a little further and clean the whole bunch out.
I tell you, Murray, a man is either with you or against vou.
It Is impossible for a man to sit on top of tbe fence and to
my mind no man who worked under that old crowd is with
the present government." TT
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THE  STANDARD
SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   3.   1917
Premier Borden and Imperial Conference
By H. F. Gadsby
Ottawa, January 25th.���Gossip in
the corridors still centres around Premier Borden's coming: visit t�� the
imperial Conference.' What is the
message he will bring back? Will be
j>ut Canada in pledge while he is over
there, or will lie cone back and get
the consent of Parliament?
Although lhe matter has not been
made public yet, it is an open secret
among the members of Parliament
that all ilte Oversea) Governments,
South Africa. Australia, Xew Zealand
and Canada were consulted in regard
to the Allies' reply lo the German
peace note. The views of the various
Overseas governments were found to
correspond with those of the Allied
Governments and the reply was drafted with their previous knowledge and
consent. No doubt the llritish Government tool; the view that Canada
had paid well to get a look in on the
negotiations and a look in she got-
The logic of this attitude is, of
course, that Canada accepts joint responsibility with the European powers
for the continuance of the war, and
the outcome of this joint responsibility is that Canada should lake a hand
when the peace terms are being settled.
In short, Great llritain seems disposed lo let Canada take as much responsibility and, inferetitially, as much
of the burden of the war as she feels
disposed. Such being the case, members of Parliament are asking what
Premier Borden will do next? Having
subscribed to the Allied reply and
thereby having established Canada's
title to take part in the peace treaty,
what is the next step which the Bor-I
den   Government  contemplate?
Having accepted the doctrine of
joint responsibility for the war and
the peace, it follows in some minds
that there should be joint responsibility for the trials and troubles and gar-
gantutn taxes which will bc the fruit
of Great Britain's staggering war
debt after the war is over. Also there
is the cost of Imperial defence. Will
Great Britain want to bear this burden alone, or will Premier Borden be
met with suggestions that Canada
should bear a share by way of a yearly contribution of fifty millions a
year?
Such are the views of Mr, Lionel
Curtis and his fellow enthusiasts of
the Round Table. What is more to
the point, such are the views of Lord
Curzon, Lord Milner and Bonar Law,
members of the inner war cabinet
who have a very high idea of the duty
of the colonies toward the Empire,
and such are the views of Sir Edward
Carson, who loathes home rule so
much that he has kept Ireland out of
it for the last five years.
What Parliament cannot' help observing is that when Premier Borden
goes to the Imperial Conference he
sticks his head into a den of finest
old crusted Tories that England has
seen in cabinet positions for the last
ten years. They belong to the gooil
old high-binding Tory type which
built up the Empire in the eighteenth
century, incidentally losing the United States of America by the ripeness
of their opinions. Mr. Lloyd George
is a restraining influence, but, of
course, Premier Lloyd George can't
be with Premier Borden to protect
him all the time. They'll find him
and get at him some day when David
Lloyd George isn't looking. Besides.
Premier Lloyd George would probably side with them anyway!
The question Parliament is asking
is, will Premier Borden bc able to
stand up lo them or will they put it
in his eye? They are grcat persuaders over there in Westminster. The
last time Premier Borden went to a
conference in England lie came back
with tliree dreadnoughts in his head
���put there by Winston Churchill,
who has since blown up. When Premier Borden couldn't put his Canadian special contribution policy over, he was so enraged that the Xiobe
and the Rainbow were not only dismantled, but the tenders for the Laurier navy were dropped in the waste
basket, with the result that when the
war broke out Canada was in the
humiliating position of having no
ships either to defend herself with
or to help the Mother Country. In
short, Premier Borden went back on
his favorite doctrine of letting well
enough alone by making it a great
deal worse.
Pessimists on both sides lof the
House view with alarm the fact that
Premier   Borden   will   be   the     only
front rank statesman from overseas
present al the conference. Sir Louis
Botha, foreseeing a dilemma, perhaps,
does not appear for South Africa,
but sends o deputy, who can always
back out of a tight hole by saying
that he must consult his principal.
Premier Hughes, having failed to deliver the goods���that is to say, having failed to put conscription across
iu good old Australia���will also be
among those absent, lie vvill send a
proxy to London and stay tu home to
mind his own business, which at tllis
moment is to hang on to his job by
the skin of his teeth. Australia is
very, very British���perhaps more British than Canada���but not British
enough to do whal Premier Hughes
wanted'to dn to it. With Australia
and South Africa represented at the
conference by deputies. Canada and
New Zealand will be the only overseas slates tn send plenipotentiaries.
'J'he chances ate that Premier Borden will be more plenipotentiary than
his comrade of Xew Zealand, which
is a democratic country and.very insistent that its Premier should consult the people first and make his
answers afterwards.
Premier Borden, on the other hand,
has developed a habit since the war
began of doing things first aud explaining or neglecting to explain them
afterwards. Premier Borden does a
lot of governing by order-in-coitncil,
which, of, course, is the good old
Tory way of doing it. By order-in-
council we have his National Registration movement which aims to mark
time until the Government can see
what happens. By order-in-council,
we also have Sir George Perley, Overseas Minister of Militia, the first
Canadian cabinet minister we have
seen fit to keep in London since Confederation fifty years ago. Sir George
Perley, as Overseas Minister of Militia, marks a change in our constitution which may be epochal.
Sir George Perley's office in Victoria street is only three or four
blocks away from Downing street.
He is, therefore, in close touch with
thc Imperial Government physically,
and, if reports be true, in even closer
touch spiritually. Sir George has become saturated with the London atmosphere, and is now very, very English, which is the most natural metamorphosis in the world for a gentleman who was born in the United
States. Sit* George is one of those,
Staund democrats, tpiilc prevalent in
thc United States, wdio dearly love a
country that can make them kiMghts
and baronets. Sir George is said to
be working for a peerage.
Knowing Sir George's tendencies.
Parliament does not reckon on his
acting as a brake on Premier Borden's impulsiveness. We may take it
for granted that five great minds���
Lloyd George, Milner, Curzon, Carson and Balfour ��� will concentrate
their argument on one lone premier
from overseas. What chance has the
poor fellow against this brilliant attack? They will surround and envelop and scorch his back hair like a
curtain of fire. Naturally they will
ask him for all that England would
like to have from Canada, and we
would be glad to feel that Premier
Borden will answer by offering all
that Canada can afford to give. But
this is not Parliament's experience
of Premier Borden. When he gels
one of those promising moods on he
would part vvith his suspenders, or
anybody else's.
Canada will have her own troubles after the war���troubles she has
been glad to assume for love of the
Mother Country. Not to mention thc
treasure Of blood Canada has Spent,
there will be a national debt of staggering proportions, taxes such as run
not in thc memory of man, and interest charges and a pension list that
will aggregate one hundred million
dollars a year. All told, it will take
about three hundred and fifty million dollars a year to see us through.
Some have alluded to tllis as a man's
burden on a hoy's neck, but Canada
cheerfully bears it as the price of her
duty to the British Empire. Canada
has done, and continues to do, her bit,
fights for the Motherland and pays
her way. When the war is over she
will have a big bill to foot. Thc question everybody is asking nov is whether Premier Borden intends doing
anything while in England to make
it bigger.
A Bouquet from Manitoba
Winnipeg, January 23. 1917.
Editor thc STANDARD, Vancouver:
Permit a veteran newspaper man to compliment your first
Page in tlie Jan. 20 issue.   The independent, constructive note
you sound makes a noise like the real thing.   When our press
comes to bat with worth 'while expressions of this character
they will exert a widely increased influence.   You are helping
put Hritish Columbia on the map.    Your little skit entitled,
"Prohibition and lite Political Drama'' is a classic.   It touches
the crux.    Party politics is responsible for the jockeying iir
this field for centuries.   Good old Manitoba suffered from the
same experience since Lord Selkirk in LSI/ made  his  first
treaty with the Indians of Ihe Ked River country.   Our present
condition is not all that it might be bul we are "on oui way"
with a structure for the control of liquor, based upon common
sense.
And then your comment on "The Liberal heaeuel"   The
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Spirit of your altitude for good, clean, practical government,
with corruption in thc name of party or what not eliminated.
effective, means British Columbia ablaze wilh prosperity,
sought by family men as a good place lo raise their boys and
girls. Imagine a father who desires the best surroundings for
his children seeking a home in a province cursed 'with party
corruption and all the intrigue which is associated with "practical" politics as understood in terms revealed by jnany recent
exposures throughout Canada! The square deal in party affairs is just as essential lo community prosperity as between
man and man and thai is 'what British Columbia seems to be
approaching under present conditions.
In Ihe same class are your timely remarks about "fake
courtesy and false pretences among councillors, etc." It is my
experience.based upon many years of observation first hand as
a working newspaper man, that this is Ihe atmosphere in which
graft thrives and the rights of the people arc muddled, ft
takes the fighting heart out of real men and makes an opening
for thc grafter. It strangles healthy, robust discussion, 'without
which thc best interests of thc community suffers. There must
be independent 'views and vigorous discussion in public bodies
if they arc to remain wholesome vehicles of economic value.
1 observe your editorials widely quoted in the eastern
press, and 'why? Because you arc placing old truths in a new
way, giving them an angle that thoughtful, worth while people
enjoy. It is this slant that puts your paper in the public eye
and renders il useful.   Good luck to you.
G. C. PORTER.
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AH Sakal was a barber of Bagdad,
so celebrated for his steadiness of
hand that no man of fashion would let
anybody else shave his head or trim
his beard. His popularity made him
as proud as a Persian peacock and as
insolent as a camel-driver.
One day, a poor wood - cutter
stopped before his shop with a mule
load oi wood which he had brought
'rom a great distance. After bargaining for an hour or two, AM Sakal
agreed to buy the wood at a price,
saying to the woodcutter: "You will
understand that it is for all the wood
on the animal." "Surely." said the
man. He unloaded his beast and asked for money.
"You have not given mc all the
wood," replied Ali Sakal.
"How?" said the wood-cutter, puzzled.
"I must have the pack-saddle," answered Ali. "It's made of wood.
That was our agreement."
"How?" exclaimed the other, again.
"Who ever heard of such a bargain?
It is impossible."
Thc overbearing barber fell on thc
poor man with his fists and tore thc
pack-saddle from  the beast.
The wood-cutter ran to a Kadi. The
Kadi stroked his beard and smoked
two pipes. "It is the law!" he decided,    "The barber is right."
The wood-cutter applied to a higher judge. He, also, decided in the
barber's favor.
Wiling antl rending his garments,
the wood-cutter ran to the expounder
of the Koran, but thc learned man
failed to find anything in the sacred
book bearing on  such a bargain.
Although the law thus was so decidedly against him, the wood-cutter
refused to bow to the decree of fate.
He went to a scribe and had him
ifraw up a petition to Caliph Haroun
al Rasshid. On Friday, when thc
ruler went in state to the Mosque,
he prostrated himself and presented
it.
It was not long before the woodcutter was ordered to appear. After
kneeling and kissing the ground, he
arose, covered his hands with his
sleeves, placed his feet respectfully together and awaited tbe decision.
"Friend," said Haroun al Rashid,
"the barber has tbe word of the law
on his side, you have equity on yours.
The law must be defined by words
and agreements must be made by
words. The law must have its course
or it is nothing. Agreements must be
kept or there, would be no faith between man and man. Therefore- the
barber may keep all his wood."
Then he beckoned to the woodcutter to step close. Bending to him,
he whispered something in his car,
"Xow go!" he said.
I At this point in the story, the Arabian and Persian story-tellers usually
stop, and pass round a brass basin or
cup for money, saying: "Noble audience I If you give .sufficiently, I will
tell you what the Caliph whispere'd lo
the  wood-cutter,")
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The wood-cutter ^returned to his
mule, took it by the halter and went
away. A few days later he appeared
before the barber's shop again antl
saluted Ali Sakal as if nothing had ever happened to disturb the serenity
of their loving kindness. "Oh, Ali
Sakal," said he. "I, and a companion
of mine from the country, desire-
greatly to enjoy the dexterity of thine
hand'. What is thy price for complete shaving and other Iterations, oh
Prince of  Barbers?"
They agreed on the price after less
than an hour of bargaining, and the
wood-cutter sat down and enjoyed Ali
Sakal's utmost skill. When his crown
had been properly shaved, the barber
said: "Xow for thy companion!
Where is'he?"
"He is standing outside," answered
the tvood-cutter, "and I will now
bring him in  to thee, oh  Ali!"
He went out and led in the mule.
"This is my companion," he said, respectfully, "and thou must shave
him."
"Shave him!" screamed the proud
barber. "Shave him?" He held up his
hands and wailed so that almost all
thc people from the Bazaar came running. "To Jchantim with you! Heavy
is it upon me that I have demeaned
myself by even touching you! And
now you insult me by asking mc to
do as much for your mule!' He drove
them from his shop, and little was
lacking to make him throw all his
brass basins after them.
The wood-cutter ran to the Caliph
as fast as he could go and related the
case. "It is 'veil!" said thc commander of the faithful. He turned to his
officers. "Bring Ali Sakal. his razors
and basins to me at once!"
"Why do you refuse to shave this
man's companion?" he asked, when
the barber kneeled before him. "Was
not that your agreement?"
The barber kissed the ground. "Truly, oh, Caliph," said he, "such was our
agreement. But who ever made a
companion of a mule before? Or who
ever thought of treating it as a true
believer?"
"You maysay right," answered Ha-
round al Raschid. "But who eVer
thought before  of insisting    that    a
pack-saddle be included in a bargain
for wood? It is the wood-cutter's
turn now. To the mule immediately,
or���you know the consequences."
Weeping, and complaining to Heaven and Allah, the unhappy barber
had to prepare a huge quantity of
lather, to lather the mule from nose
to tail, and then to shave him in the
presence of the Caliph and all his
court and half the city of Bagdad.
The Caliph dismissed the woodcutter with a present of money, and
the proud barber went back to his
shop to listen to the, laughter and
jeers of his neighbors through many
a long day thereafter. And all Bagdad celebrated the unfailing justice of
Haroun al  Raschid.
I This popular eastern story was
saved for the Knglish-reading world
by James Morier. the English writer
of travel stories and tales uf Persia,
Armenia, Arabia and Turkey. It is incorporated in his amusing and famous
book, "The Adventures of llajji Ba-
ba," which has been described aptly
as a Persian Gil Bias. It was written
in 1824).
LEGAL   NOTICES
I.AM) REGISTRY ACT
(Sections :l�� nnd   134)
it" Applications Mots, 29874 %' 29875 'l,'
mid  80105   'I.'
TAKE     NOTICE     Unit     applications
have been made to register ethel
MARY  HENRIETTA JONES aa owner
In lee under three Tux Sale Deeds from
the Collector of the Corporation ol' the
District <0' South Vancouver, bearing
date the 17th duy of October, 1916 ol'
ALI.   AND   .SINGULAR     those   certain
parcels or tracts of land and premises
situate, lying and being in the Municipality ol' Soutli^Vaneouver, more particularly known and described as Lot
Twenty (20). lllock Five t'i), District
Lot Six hundred and forty-four (014),
Map 1986; Lot Nineteen (19). Hlock
Five (.1), District Lol Six hundred and
forty-four (till), Map 1930; and Lot
Thirty-two (32). Hlock Two (2), District Lot Six hundred and fortv-six
(6111),  Map  1127,  respectively.
You are required to contest lhe claim
or the tax purchaser within forty-fivn
(45) days from the date of service of
thin notice (which may be effected by
publication hereof In five weekly Issues of "The Standard," and your attention is called to section 36 of the
"Land Registry Act" with amendments,
and to the following extract therefrom:���
"and In delimit of a caveat or certificate of lis pendens being flleo beforo
the registration as owner of Lie person entitled under such tax sale, all
persons so served with notice. . . . and
those claiming; through or under ihem,
und all persons claiming any interest
in lhe land by descent whose title is
not registered under the provisions of
this Act. shall be for ever estopped and
debarred from setting up any claim to
or In respect of the land so sold for
taxes, and the Registrar shall register
the person entitled under such lax
sale as owner of the land so sold for
taxes.
AND WHEREAS applications have
been made for Certificates of Indefensible Title to the above - mentioned
lands, respectively. In the name of
ETHEL  JIAIIV  HENRIETTA   .TONES:
AND WHEREAS on Investigating
lhe titles It appears thai prior io lhe
24th day of .luty, 1915 (Ihe date on
which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you D. Dlya Singh,
Miistan Singh and Hnrl Singh were the
registered owners of Lots 19 nnd 20,
and you, Dlgnn Singh, were the assessed owner of Lots 19 and 20, and
you, Howard Smyth, were the assessed
owner of Lot 9^.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE thai at
Ihe snme lime I shall effect registration in pursuance of such applications,
and issue Certificates of Indefeasible
Title to the said Innds In the name of
ETHEL WART HENRIETTA .TONES
unli'Ss you take nnd prosecute the proper proceedings to estnblish your
Claim, If iiny. to the "said Innds. or to
prevent sueh proposed action' on my
part.
Dnted nl the Lnnd Registry Offlrc,
Vancouver, 11. C this fifth dav of .Tan-
uary, A.D.,  1917.
ARTHUR G.  SMITH.
District Registrar.
To D. Diva   Singh. Mostnn  Singh. Hnrl
Singh,  Dlgun Singh.  Howard  Smyth.
The dale of Ihe first publication of
this notlc Is 27th .Innunry. 1917.
under the provisions of this Act. shall
be lor ever estopped and debarred
from setting up any claim to or in respect of the land so sold for taxes, and
the Registrar shall register thc person entitled under such tax sale us
owner of the  land so sold  for taxes "
AND WHEREAS application ha*
been made for a Certificate of Inde-
;��.-isl_.il- Title to the above-mentioned
lands, in the name of George Gordon
Hushby.
AND WHEREAS on Investigating
the title it appears that prior to tht
28th day of July, 1915 (the date on
which the said lands were sold for
overdue taxes), you were the assessed
owner thereof.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at
the same time I shall effect registration in pursuance of such application
nnd issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to the said lands In the name of
George Gordon Hushby, unless you
lake and prosecute the proper proceedings to establish your claim, If
any, to the said lands, or to prevent
such proposed action on my pari
Dated at Ihe Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, H. C, this 8th day of January,  A.I).,  1917.
ARTHUR   O.   SMITH.
District Registrar of Titles
To I.Mrs.) Rosie Hunllnger.
The date of lhe first publication of
tliis notice is January 20, 1917.
I,AMI REGISTRY ACT.
IN THE .MATTER OF Application
No,  81236   T
��� and ���-
IN THE MATTER OF Lots Two (2),
and Thirty-seven (37), Soulh hall of
Hlock Eight (8), District Lot Fifty
150), Municipality of South Vancouver.  Map  2305.
WHEREAS application has been
made for a Certlfl|ate of Indefeasible
Title to the above-mentioned lands, in
the name of WILLIAM HOND HARRIS.
AND WHEREAS ton Investigating
the title It appears that you were the
holder of a right to purchase Lot 2,
under an unregistered Agreement for
Sale,  dated     5th  January.   1913:
NOW THEREFORE I hereby give
you notice that It Is my Intention at
the expiration of fourteen (14) days
from the service on you of this notice
(which may be effected by publication
in the "Standard" for five consecutive
Issues) to effect registration In pursuance of the said application, free from,
the above-mentioned Agreement for
Sale, unless you take nnd prosecute
proper proceedings to estnblish your
claim, if any, to the said lauds, or to
prevent such proposed action on my
part.
DATED nt the Land Registry office, Vancouver, B. C, this Seventeenth
day of January. A.D..  1917.
ARTHUR G. SMITH,
District Registrar.
To .lames A. Grant.
The date of the first publication of
this notice Is 27th January. 1917.
MSI)   REGISTRY   ACT.
(Sections .16 nnd  1.11.)
'Re Application No. 31047 "I,"
TAKE NOTICE that application bus
been made to register George Gordon
Hushby ns owner under a Tax .Sale
Deed from Collector of Corporation of
District of South Vancouver, bearing
date the Slst day of October, 1916, of
ALL AND SINGULAR that certain parcel or tract of land and premises situate, lying, and being in the Municipality of South Vancouver, more particularly known and described as Lbt
eleven (II), Block five (5), North-East
quarter of District Lot Three Hundred
and  thirty-six   (336), Map  2484.
You are required to contest the claim
of the tax purchaser within 45 days
from the date of the service of this notice (which may be effected by publication in five weekly issues of the
South Vancouver "Standard"), and
your attention is called to section .16
of Ihe "Land Registry Act" with amendments, and to the following extract therefrom:���"and In default of a
caveat or certificate of lis pendens
filed before the registration as owner
of the person entitled under such lax
sale, all persons so served with notice,
. . . and those claiming through or under them, and all persons claiming any
Interest In the land by virtue of any
unregistered. Instrument, and all persons claiming any Interest in the land
by descent whose title is not registered
I.AMI  REGISTRY   AIT.
(Sections 36 and i;u.)
It.'  Application   No.  31219  '1.'
TAKE NOTICE Unit application has
*.���'���'" made to register Joseph Morley
Snefer a- iwner In He under a Tax \
-nli- Di-ed from Collector of the Cor- ��� i
pnrniliiii or the District of Soulh Vancouver, bearing date the 17th day of
October, 1916, of ALL AND SINGULAR
that certain parcel or iruet of land
nnd premises situate, lying and being
in the Municipality Of South Vancouver, more particularly known and described as Lois 21 and 22, Hlock 1, Dis-
tl'ict  Lot 6.-, I, Map No.  1696.
loll are required lo contest the claim
ot the tux purchaser within !5 davs
from the dale of lhe service of this
notice (which may be effected by pub-
lication in "The Standard" for five,
consecutive issues., and ynur attention
is culled to section 36 of Ihe "Lund
Iteglstry Act" with amendments, audi
to the following extract therefrom.-���
and in default of a caveat or certificate of lis pendens bellig filed before
the registrar us owner of the person,
entitled under such tax sale, all persons so served vvith nolice, . . , and*
those claiming through or under them
and all persons claiming any interest
in the land by virtue of uny unregistered Instrument, and all persons
claiming any interest in the land bv-
deseeii! whose title Is not registered
under the provisions of this Act, shall
be for ever estopped and debarred!
fiom setting up any claim to or in,
respect of lhe land so sold for taxes
and the Registrar shall register tht
person entitled under such tax sale a*
owner of the land  so sold  for taxes"
AND WHEREAS application has
been mado for a Certificate of Indefeasible Title to the above-mentioned
lands, in the name of Joseph Morlev
Eneier.
AND WHEREAS on Investigating
the title It appears that prior to the
26th day of July. 1916 (the date on
which the said lands were sold for-
overdue taxes), you were the registered  owner  thereof.
FURTHER TAKE NOTICE that at
the same time I shall effect registration In pursuance of such application
and issue a Certificate of Indefeasible
Title to the said lands In the name or
Joseph Morley Enefer, unless you take-
and prosecute the proper proceedings
lo establish your claim, If any. lo tho
said lands, or to prevent such proposed net Ion on mv part.
DATED nt ;he Land Registry Office.
Vancouver, B. C, this 13th duv of Be-
cember,  A.D.,  1916.
ARTHUR G. SMITH.
District Registrar of Titles.
To   konzaemon   Ono.   or   his   heirs,   or
others claiming under him.
VANCOUVER  LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE .NOTICE that George Selby H.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply ' for.   permission    to
iense  the  following described   lands:
Commencing at a post planted at the-
mouth of a small creek on the soulh
shore of Hecate Island about one mlle-
from the south-west angle of that island, thence north eighty chains,
thence west eighty chains, thence
south eighty chains, thence east, eighty
ehnlns, to the point of commencement.
610 acres more or less.
DATED   November  9,   1916.
GEORGE SELBY  H.  PERRY,
VANCOUVER  LAND  DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby R.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman.
Intends   to   apply    lor    permission    to
lease  the  following deserihed   Innds:
Commencing at a post planted ut the
mouth of ti small creek on the south
shore of Hecate Island, about one mi!��
from the south-west angle of that I
island, thence north eighty chains,
thence east eighty chains, thence south
eighty chains, thence west eighty-
chains, to the point of commencement.
640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
GEORGE SELBY B. PERRY*.
VANCOUVER  LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Perry,    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman,
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted one-
mile north of the mouth of a small
creek on the south shore of Hecate
Island, about one mile from the southwest angle of that Island, thence north
eighty chains, thence east eighty
chains, Ihence south eighty chains,
thence west eighty chains, to the point
of commencement, 640 acres more or
less.
DATED November 9.  1916.
GEORGE SELBY B. PERRY*.
VANCOUVKR   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE thnt George Selby B,
erry.    of  Vancouver,    newspaperman.
Intends   lo   apply    lor    permission    to-
lease  the  following described lands:
��� Commencing at a post planted on the-
west shore of Hecate Island, south of
a small ba#, thence east eighty chains,
thence   south   eighty   chains,     thence
west     eighty    chains,     thence    north
eighty   chains-  to    the  point  of  commencement. 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9, 1916.
GEORGE SELBY B. PERRY.
VANCOUVER  LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B..
Perry,   of  Vancouver,   newspaperman*
Intends   to   apply    i'or    permission    to
lease the  following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted one
mile east-of a post planted on the west
shore of Hecate Island, south of a
small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence south eighty chains, thence,
west eighty chains, thence north
eighty chains to the point of commencement, 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9,  1916.
GEORGE SELBY B. PERRY.
Y'ANCOUVER   LAND   DISTRICT
DISTRICT OF COAST
TAKE NOTICE that George Selby B.
Rftrry.    of  Vancouver,   newspaperman,,
intends   to   apply    for    permission    to
lease the following described  lands:
Commencing at a post planted on the
west shore of Hecate Island, south of"
a small bay, thence east eighty chains,
thence north eighty chains, thence
west eighty chains, thence south,
eighty chains, to the place of commencement, 640 acres more or less.
DATED November 9. 1916.
GEORGE SELBY B. RERRY. SATURDAY. FEBRUARY J, 1917
THE STANDARD
THREE
Mrs. Vincent of Victoria is visiting      -Mr. C.  M.  W'iiincy,  who baa  been
her sister, Mrs. Armstrong. Upending a  week-  in  the city,  ha.   re
turned to Merritt, li. C.
* + *
Miss Avonia Jones has arrived    in
the city from Hedley, I!. C, and will
resume her musical studies.
t   ��   ���
Lord Alistair Inuis-Kerr has arrived
in  Ottawa  from Vancouver.
* *  *
' *  Mr- E. Adams of Victoria is spending a short holiday in the city.
* *  *
Mr.  Roy  N.  Xason  of  Ladysmith
18 a visitor in  Vancouver last week.
* *  *
Mr.  and   Mrs. A.   A.   Duckson   of
'loia,   Alta.,   arc visiting   the     coast
���ties.
* * *
Mr. ami Mrs. G- F, Elsey of Wol-
seley,  Sask.,  are  visiting  the    coast
,*iiies.
* * *
Mr. and Mrs. John Adair of War-
rentoil,  fire.,   are   visiting  Vancouver
.   I Victoria.
* * if
Mrs. C. House of Xanaimo River
lias returned home after visiting
iriends in tlie city.
^        *  ���* *
Mr.   audi   Mrs-   A.   J.   Dickson   of
?lenty,  Sask.,  are   spending  a  short
i vacation at the coast.
* * *
Mrs. James King and children havi
arrived in the city from Princeton,
II- C��� to spoiul a holiday here.
* *  #
Mr. VV. S. Ashley has arrived in the
city from Grand lurks with the intention of enlisting in the flying
corps.
* f   *
Mr. George !���'.. Haucox who has
been spending a few days in Victoria
"it a business trip, lias returned to the
city.
* tt  =.
Mr. George Booth, after spending
the past month visiting in Vancouver
and Victoria, has left for his home in
Calgary.
* * *
Mrs. Mclndoo, of Nanaimo, who
has been visiting her daughter, Miss
Hazel Calbcck, of Englesea Lodge,
has left for Pender Harbor, to join
Mr. Mclndoo.
Mrs, Rodolphe Boudeau is leaving
Ottawa shortly for Hritish Columbia
to visit her daughter, Mrs II. Campbell at Victoria-
t:     fi     *
A Saskatoon parly visiting the coast
includes Mr. and Mrs. J. \V. Jacka-
bury, Mr. and Mrs. VV, C. Ross, and
Mrs. J. G. Rose.
$ fi #
Visitors at the coast  from  lhe  cx-
treme east include Mrs- K. C. I lender-
son   and   Mis.   Alice   K.   Cousins,     of
N'cw .Glasgow. N. S.
*  *   *
Mrs. Daniel Hockiri entertained on
Monday al a small tea in honor of
Mrs. I. A. Dewar, who has come to
Vancouver lo reside.
Miss Faye Camber of Woodstock,
V I!., has arrived in tlic city for a
visit, and is the guest of MrS' Horace
Payntcr, Abler street.
,;:    *    *
Mrs. Hopcraft, who has been spending the past two months visiting
friends in Vancouver and Victoria,
left on the Empress of Russia, for
China, where she will join her husband, Captain Hopcraft. and spend
the next six months.
^*JvQt0*0*01
Wool Delaine Waist
$3.95
���you'll find this a particularly useful waist for present and coming season's wear,   ft's all wool quality,
vcv     guaranteed unshrinkable, Sn  smart  stripes of grey
jf?-*    and white, and green and white, etc.    With convert
ible or low collar.
Prepaid pric
.$3.95
Lots of New Spring Goods on the Counters
And Opening Up Daily
THE   NEWEST   ARRIVALS
of    smart    Donegal    Tweed
Full   range
at
54-inch,
...$2.10
Very large assortment of New Check Suiting,
and White, always a favorite, 85c, 95c,
$1.50, $1.95v$2.25, $2.50 and $2.95.     .
White Chinchilla Coalings
White wool  Diagonal Suitings.
Novelty striped Chinchilla Coatings.
White Coating with colored checks-
New I'laid Sports Coatings.
Xew Chiffon Velveteens in rich colorings.
Black
$1.25,
Over   100  bolts  of   Hlack  and
celebrated "Imperial  -Navy''  Guar;
Twenty  colors  in  new 36-inch
%1.23.
Twenty-four new colors in ou
inch Duchess Motisselin, at $1.95.
Large quantities of new and |
tons, voiles, organdies, ginghams.
350 pieces of New Cotton Crep
at the old price per yard, 20c.
There are over sixty large cas
merchandise for this department ;
ened up daily and many more t.0 C(
Navy
anteed
retty
etc.
CS,  N
.Ions
inc.
Serges���our
Dyes.
tte   Silks   at
l-known  38-
spring  cot-
o.   1   quality,
new   sprni-i
Being op-
New Silk Sweaters
SPRING STYLES
Every woman of discrimination knows the
beauty; of the silk sweaters���how smart they
look, and how useful they are. This new shipment just to hand includes some of the smartest styles we've ever shown���displayed in plain
weave, and finished with large plain or fancy
striped collars, and sash and pockets to match.
Colors of rose, canary, goblin blue, saxe blue,
light green, paddy green. American Beaut}',
orange and champagne.   Assorted sizes.
Prices from $21.50 to $31.00
efiudson'sBautfompami
INCOHPOBffTEP 1870
t.EMERTE.tUM'M-E STORKCDMH.5SI0HEB.
3CS>
GRANVILLE   AND   GEORGIA   STREET
Mrs. W 11. Cowan, of Merritt. B.
('.. accompanied by ber sister. Mrs
J. If. Robinson, of Edmonton, is
-iii-in.tug the week iu Vancouver.
* * *
Their Excellencies tbe Duke and
Duchess of Devonshire extended
their patronage to the address by
Baroness   Huard  in  Ottawa  recently.
* * *
Mr. and Mr-. George Graham of
Victoria spent a short time in the city
en route to Montreal, where they will
remain for the balance of the winter.
* * ft
The Misses Louise and Elsie Oram
of Xanaimo. who have been here for
a short time, have gone on to Seattle,
and vvill return home by way of Victoria.
��� * ���
Mrs. Charles  Pulton, who litis  been
Spending the past three weeks visiting Vancouver and other coast cities,
has left for her home in Vcgrcville.
Alberta.
* * a
Reeve X. Morrison of Peachlatnl is
spending a few weeks' vacation visiting '.he coast cities. He is at present
in the city visiting his brother. Mr. D.
II. Morrison.
* * *
At St. Andrew's Christian Endeavor'
on Monday night the subject was
"Fruits of ihc Tree of Life." Miss
Brink anil Miss McDonald read papers "it lhe topic, after which the
meeting was opep for several members took part.
* :.  tt
Xearly a hundred years ago the tn-
lians and the Hudson's Hay company
mined lead t" make bullets at which
is today the Bluebell mine near \ins-
worth on Kootenay lake.
* ft *
Mr. and Mrs. J. I.. Morton ami Mrs.
J. S. Mutton of Chicago, after spending several days visiting Vancouver
and Victoria, sailed on the Empress of
Russia for the Orient, where they
will spend the  next three months.
*     *     *
The medical staff of the Vancouver
General hospital gave a jolly little
dance on Monday evening. The patronesses for the evening were Mrs.
R. E. McKechnie, Mrs. V. A. McLennan, Mrs. M. T. McEachern and Mrs.
A. Munro.
* * f.
Mrs. R. W. I'.owcn. who has been
spending the past months visiting her
sister in this city, has left for her
home in Keremeos. P.. C.
* *     *
Mrs. Sarah Brooks, said to be the
last person in England who saw Napoleon, has died near Billericay, Essex. England, in her 105th year. \s a
chibl she was rowed "lit to see tbe
captive emperor when the Bellero-
phon anchored iu Plymouth Sound.
Miss Emma M. Maine- of Woodstock, X. I'... after a visit at her former home in Plymouth, left there a
short time ago on her way t" tins
city, with the intention of taking a
post-graduate course in nursing vvith
the  Victorian  Order of  Nurses  here.
Her Excellency the Duchess of
Devonshire, will) Ladies MaOd,
Blanche, Dorothy and Rachel Cavendish, were present his; week in
the vice-regal box in the Rltssi 11 theatre at ihc Mischa Elman concert.
Accompanying litem were Lady Violet Henderson, Mis.s Walton, Mr. Nigel Law. oi Washington, D. C, Lord
Richard N'cviH ami Captain K.ei j n
Slancy.
At a special convocation of the University of Toronto hist week tli- Excellency ihc I hike of Devonshire .tad
the degree of Doctor of Laws con
I'erred upon him. His honor the
lieutenant-governor, Lady Hcndne
and Miss Hendric were present. Col.
the Hon. II. D. Henderson. Capt. Kid-
ley and Capt. Bulkeley-Johnston were
in attendance on bis excellency. Col,
Fraser accompanied his honor. His
excellency, after visiting ihc Spadlna
and the College street military convalescent hospitals, was present al
the patriotic fund rooms al 5 o'clock
to meet the members of the men's
and women's committees. Lady I leucine, as honorary president of the
ladies' committee, was present with
the other members to receive his excellency.
Any ladies desiring to obtain first-
class training iu home nursing and
hygiene should make application to
Miss Ancient, class secretary, Pipers
hall, USS Seymour street, next Friday evening. Feb. 2. at S p.m. This
class is being organized under the
auspices of thc B. C. branch of tjje
Si. Andrew's Ambulance Association
ami there is room for about 12 to
15 more ladies to bring thc number
up l" that require! by the head oflice
of the association to run a class: it is
therefore hoped that the required
number will turn up. Home nursing
and hygiene should appeal very
strongly to ladies, and more so when
the lectures and practical instructions
are given by sueh valuable and etfi-
Store Opens at 8.30 a.m. and Closes at 6 p-m.
Smart New Spring Suits
of Donegal Tweeds
j^HESE .MODELS are somewhat different to
the usual Donegal Tweed Suit inasmuch as
they depict more fancy designs than have been
previously introduced. The styles feature novelty Norfolk effects, having belt and strappings as
well as patch pockets and leather buttons. The
Coats are lined throughout wilh guaranteed satin
and ihe skirts are made in plain tailored style
���with medium flare. Four differenl >tyles to
choose from in mixed tweed effects of black,
brown, green or grey. Sizes 16 to 42, at $32.50,
$35.00 and $39.50.
Excellent Display of
Navy Blue Serges
THREE SPECIAL QUALITIES
54-inch Pure Wool Serge, special $1.25 per yard.
A light-weight dress serge, suitable for girls' and
misses' suits and dresses. One shade, navy only.
49��inch Heavy Suiting Serge, Special $1.50 per
yard. Pure wool ami very durable. One shade,
navy only.
56-inch Heavy Suiting Serge, special $1.75 per
yard.   Pure wool, one of the best values we have
ever shown.    Conies in light and dark navy and
black.
Other qualities,up to $4.50 per yard.
cient persons. The lectures will be
given by Dr. 0. S. Large and thc
practical instructions will be given by
Miss McArthur of the Vancouver
General hospital. Any person over
thc age of 16 years may enroll.
NEXT WEEK'S  ORPHEUM  BILL
The beautiful Broadwaj star, Miss
Dorothy Jardon, vvill present the
headline attraction at the Orpheum
next week. Unlike most stage beauties. Dorothy Jardon ha.- ability lhat
in the whirl of pleasure that is created
by their talents.
The pictures for the week vvill present a series of beautiful scenes in
the Orient, and some of the historical
beauty spots of'Europe. A special
programme for the picture section
vvill continue t" be one of the features
of tlic Orpheum, by the Orchestra.
surpasses   hei    appe
a ran
I e s -
Shi-    is
at  ihc   same   time
me
oi   1
��c   m- st
handsi inie   \\ omen  i
f  tli
e   s t<
ge,   and
one of the  best  lik
���<1 p
*ima
donnas.
She  i>  "���,{���  i'i"  the
v ery
U'W
musical
comedy queens with
a v
uce
���i grand
opera timbre. Mtc has appeared m
Madam Sherry, and for two years
was a favorite ,u the New York Winter Garden.
I (alien ami Fuller vvill appear in
"Tin- Corridor of Time,*' a satire on
fame, by Jittiie McCrct While there
is nothing maudling about it "The
Corridor of Time" awakens sentiment.
Corbett. Shephard and Donovan,
"Three Boys Who Sing." will offer
their repertoire of modern songs.
These boys look well, sing well ami
dance well. Mr. Donovan is an author of popular songs.
Flanagan and Edwards will appear
jn "Off and On." Ed Flannagan and
Neely Edwards have fashioned this
skit' for themselves as a sequel to their
old skit of "Off and On."
Maria Lorraine and company will
present "Porcelain, a reproduction
of the world's most famous old china. It is considered the most unusual
posing act  iu vaudeville
Witt and Winter arc two equilibrists who are very clever, agile, and
who dress their act very prettily. The
famous team is noted for the rapidity
of the act they produce.
Florenz Tempest and Marion Sunshine will present "A Broadway Bouquet." The name makes no difference.
The girls and their inimitable way of
offering thc latest songs is what
their teens, it was their skill in this
direction that first gained them
Broadway fame in "Thc Follies of
1*507." Incidentally Miss Sunshine
wears a number of gowns that would
be featurable in a fashion show, but
this fact is more or less lost sigiit of
PANTAGES THEATRE
Wliiit iiii head ol" the Pantages circuit of vaudeville theatres secured
the service.- "I Pauline. "World renowned Scientific Sensation." as an
attraction for till of his theatres, be
created .. sensation among the theatrical professi in which has imt tis yet
cooled down. To secure tlu* services
of tllis gentleman tin enormous salary-
was used as an inducement, the salary
offered excelling even the amount
thai tiie iiiu theatrical circuits in the
East could afford. The judgment of
Mr. Pantages was n..t misplaced, as
Pauline has proven one of the biggest drawing cards, one of the most
talked of acts, and one "t the most
entertaining and mysterious persons
ever upon the Pantages circuit. Tue
Stunts win,:: iu perforins are nothing short of marvellous and astound
the brain, itisuli tiie sight by caising
people to think that their eyes are
fibbing to ihem. ami call forth more
speculation and comment than did
even "The Great Leon." who 'caused
everyone to marvel at this theatre a
week or so ago. in addition there will
be five other big acts to entertain
during the two hours provided for the
enjoyment of everyone's piece of silver.
Opportunity and Time
"Man." says Disraeli, "should
think of opportunities, not of time."
Yet if men would think more of the
length of time they arc liable to get
by thinking of their opportunities
and taking advantage of them, it
would be better for a good many
bank   cashiers.
t.  ft ff
"Did you tell her what yon said
was strictly in  confidence."
"Xo: 1 didn't want her to think it
was important enough to repeat.-'
*  *  *
The first thing a woman does after
a man caller has gone is to look at
herself in the glass-
fl For PRINTING ��� THE STANDARD ��� Sey. 47�� fl FOUR
THE  STANDARD
SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   3,   191/
Happenings of the Week %
AT HOME
AND ABROAD
Mr. J. W Weart. M.L.A., South
Vancouver, Mayor McBeath and Aid.
Hamilton are in Victoria urging the
government to deed the old court
house sile on   Hastings Street   to  the
City.
lion. Joseph Martin. K.C., M.P.. has
resigned as Liberal candidate in Cari
boo. Now that Lloyd George has
broken down most of lhe moss-backed conventions at Westminster. Mr.
Martin will re-enter public life in
Creat Britain. Thus if anything
should happen t" Lloyd George the,
country vvill bc saved-
* * *
Mr. Robert Kelly has wired from
California a thousand dollars for the
new military hospital.
fish Columbia to lead the Conservative
forces.
The city of Xew Westminster has
no money to spend iu advertising its
attractions in 'Along the Imperial
Highway" and other advertising
schemes. Promoters of the above-
named publication endeavored t" collect SStK) from the cily for an advertisement which was printed in the
hook. The councillors refused to recognize tllc claim. "Along the Imperial Highway" was claimed to have
the endorsement of the C. P. R., but
C. P- lv. officials arc said to have de
dared that the company has nothing
to do with the book.
The
said
self.
former   premier  of  Manitoba  is
to be but a shadow of his former
��� �� �� ��
South Vancouver Hoard of Trade
has passed a vote of want of confidence in Mr. 11. H. Stevens, M..P. Mr.
Stevens refused to assist that part of
his riding in securing aitl for thc development of the Xorth Fraser Harbor, transferring his allegiance to
other quarters including Port Moody,
which is outside of his riding. The
North Fraser developments are therefore held up. It was* thc hope of
South Vancouver to supply, when the
river had been developed, waterfrontage properties to industrial concerns
at a lower price than has ever heretofore been known on this coast. Mr.
W- J. Prowse, president of the Board
of Trade, left the chair to support thc j ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
resolution of want of confidence, j the STANDARD, who went away
which was moved by Mr. A. E. Cham- with the Queen's University Corps,
berlain. j has   been   invalided   home-      Private
* * * Eas'son is suffering from rheumatism
Yarrows.   Limited,    Victoria,     are land his recovery is likely to bc slow.
building a big sternwheeler for India, i *  *  *
* * * A. D. Sutherland, of Fort William,
Hon. William Sloan. Minister of
Mines, has ordered the expulsion of
all Austrian and Germans from llritish Columbia mines.
* fi ft
J. 11. McVety was not rc-clecled
president of the B. C. Federation of
Labor in session at Revelstoke. Jos-
!eph Xaylor. miner, of Cumberland,
>vas appointed in the place of the man
who throughout was Mr. Bow-see's
faithful lieutenant in the Labor ranks.
* -t   it
The Dominion Government has, in
the special votes for the improvements, brought down recently in the
House, allotted $2(>,(XK1 for the Lower
Fraser.
W. A. Matheson. ol Winnipeg. Central Manager of the Lake of the
Woods Milling Company, brother of
Mackenzie Matheson, well-known
Vancouver lawyer, has been appointed vice-president of the Monarch Life
Assurance Company, a Canadian insurance company which has finished
ti successful year. The president of
the Monarch is J. T. Cordon, of Cordon. Ironsides and Fares. Winnipeg,
and other directors are such well-
known western financiers as F. W.
Adams, W. R. Ilawlf. R C. Ironsides.
Col. Mullins. Charles E. Cordon, W.
II. I'.chlin. The managing director is
J. W, W. Stewart: secretary, J. A.
McFarlane; auditors, John Scott and
Co-; medical referees. Drs. It. S. Pop-
ham and William Rogers; solicitors.
Taylor, Ross and Co. The manager of
this company,for British Columbia it
C. A. Crysdale, amLone of its prom
incut representatives,  Mr. John   Fife
MP., iWrector of the Bank of England, at the mere sight of a pretty
girl behind the counter in Thread-
needle Street would have had an ap-
opletctic stroke ��� eighteen months
ago.
Today his manner towards Topsy
Tricklcton of Upper Tooting, dealing
serenely, and quite capably, with millions in war scrip and hundreds of
thousands   in   treasury   notes   behind.
HERE'S  ONE  FOR  THE
s  AMERICANS
Private Arthur Kasson, formerly of
Major Lord Gage, of the Coldstream Guards, in a letter filed in the
law courts in connection with the pro-
hating of the will of Lieut. S. O
Cromie, formerly of Vancouver, savs
that the young man on the field of
battle was "a perfect type of officer."
* * *
E. M. Sandilands, mining recorder
and government agent. Queen Charlotte Islands, has been transferred to
Milner, B. C- He reports mining activities on the Islands as progressing.
The Carnation Company of New
York arc spending $10(I.(X)0 on the
Ikcda mine.
* it   tf
John Curl, has been awarded damages in the sum of $50 against the
Quebec Amusement Company, who
refused to allow him lo have a scat
in the theatre.
* * *
Reports are current that Sir Richard McBride is coming back to Brit-
a large and prominent farnfer* there,
is wintering in Vancouver. "I propose to close out my interests in Ontario," said he, "and come to Vancouver where the climate is more pleasant."
* * *
W. J. M. Sandels, the manager of
Kelly-Douglas and Co., at Prince Rupert, is dead from a paralytic stroke.
* *  ft
The /good ship, "Mabel Brown."
launched Saturday, will load lumber
for Australia.
* *  *
George A. Cartwright, 1027 Georgia
Street, advertises that henceforth lie
will not be responsible for- any debts
incurred 1iy his wife Sarah-
v  it'  -tt
Sir Rodmond Roblin. whose physicians said he could not stand the
strain of trial at the present time, is
on his way west' to Vancouver and
Victoria,   for   rest   and   recuperation.
All-Weather
Service
Frost, snow, rain may come���but you can
depend upon the street car service under all
weather conditions.
The first consideration in our service is
the convenience of our passengers; that is
why we operate cars 21 hours a day, at all
times of the day or week and on all runs,
long or short. , -
During the recent cold spell, we have
maintained our snow fighting forces to assure our patrons of the service they depend
upon. We invite passengers to co-operate
with us in making the service more convenient under adverse weather conditions.
"Hritish Columbia would do well to
remember that development of its
mining resources to the present satisfactory tsage has been brought about,
almost wholly, by aliens from tllis
side of the line."���Northwest Mining
Truth-
This is an annual with which all
old-timers in B. C. are quite familiar.
As a matter of fact very few of the
mines of B. C. were placed on a paying basis by American capital. Americans have made more money in
manipulating mining stocks than in
mining. They are the worst kind of
"quitters."
The promoter of the Knob Ilill and
Ironsides was on the hog when Miner
of Granby, Quebec, invested his money and made the Granby company.
Unfortunately Mr. Miner, when _sav-
ing the concern from bankruptcy, didn't insist on a controlling interest.
The H. C- Copper company's holdings should long ago have been confiscated by thc government.
The owners of Cariboo, Camp Mc-
Kinney, Vere  quitters.
The Winnipeg and Golden were
"skin" promotion*.    V
Spokane became a city through
Rossland stocks. Canadian and Hritish capital has made Rossland a great
producing camp.
Deep level development in the
Slocan.was not by the Americans. . . .
��� Hedley   Gazette.
the shining brass railing of her "cage'
is not only politely genial, but obsequious. Ile is almost afraid of Miss
Tricklcton. The Bank of England ���
which to Sir Pompous is the universe
���is almost entirely in dainty, feminine, shapely hands: and it is actually
sitting up and taking nourishment.
Wonderful!
When ihe call first came���I refer
more particularly to London, of
whose requirements I have personal
and firsl hand knowledge���for women to do men's work, the response was
remarkable, and in some cases almost
overwhelming.
A large number of women look il
in more "for the fun of the thing"
than anything else. The glamor held
them. Thc inevitable consequence
vvas that there inere many failures,
j disappointments, heart burnings and
collapses. There were neither organization, nor classification. Indeed,
for a time, there was hopeless muddle
in many businesses, and even now
certain employers will tell you that
most women in industrial, commercial and professional establishments
are anything but a success. And they
will shake their heads glumly.
System's Magic Work
"We have tried them here." said
the manager of one big wholesale and
retail firm doing "general" business,
"and we have found them for thc most
part, irresponsible, careless and lacking in concentration. They need constant overlooking, tlieir arithmetic is
appalling and tlieir spelling is bad"
And so on. But this was in the beginning of things, wdien everything
was topsy turvy.    Many of the worn-
CHINOOK
BREEZES   OF   INDIGNATION
AND   INFORMATION
';l  WHKXTHK NEXT municipal election comes around
remember that the first stunt the 1917 council took up wa<
lhe raising of the     *    ' ^^ ^^
e salaries of aldermen and mayor.   To flip
iheir hands into the treasury and steal the extra money
would he quite as honest as io. rajse their salaries in th
times.
nese
*    *
LIKE MANY MEN lhe jitneys are fair weather I'
riends.
�����������������  I '.'.''       111:1
badgered about
paid, overworked ant
from pillar lo post.
They came into the business fresh
from their suburban homes, blissfully
ignorant of anything approaching system; excellent pianists and lawn tennis players, no doubt, but bewildered
'at the very sight of a business problem, a teller to answer or a bill to
check. They were treated by the men
���their fellow employees���-witli a mixture of gallantry and suspicion���more
as toys than a serious proposition.
Xo wonder they failed to make good.
Today we have changed all that,
and a very different state of things
exists. Nothing can be done with any
degree of success without system and
concentration. And system has been
brought 1o bear in the great army of
women workers, who are now carrying on so effectively all manner of
classes of busines sand professional
employment, both in London and in
the country.
And, with certain isolated exceptions, that is being done. With every
day Ihe "working" woman, increasing
her experience and speeding up her
output ��� whether it be in shaping
shells or punching railway tickets���
become hiore valuable, more worth
her "salt," and more than ever an
essential spoke in 'the wdieel of the
national machine.
In
Women Learn Quickly
the old days a young man
en taken on in those days were under- | anything   from   three   to   five
^^^^^^^^^   IIIIP!'"'
learning his job. Today the delicately nurtured young lady of semidetached villadom in Suburbia, whose acquaintance with engineering began
and ended with her sewing machine a
few months ago, is now making munitions with veteran skill and speed I
The perplexities of business are no
longer a Chinese puzzle to thc GoliTen
Girl' The Loudon county council has
evolved a smart. all - embracing
scheme whereby a girl fresh from
school, or a young married woman
with her husband at the front ami
time hanging on her hands, may go
through six weeks' system of lightning instruction iu all forms of commercial, secretarial and general business detail.
Should she feel so disposed she may
join that alluring school down by the
Chelsea embankment, where the London General Omnibus company teaches the young woman the varied duties of bus conducting. That is hard
work, tiring work, llemamliiig any
amount of grit and determination, and
a great deal of stamina.
Hut it is very well paid. Even while
the learner is going through the mill
she is drawing a salary.
At last woman has come into her
own. Out of the ashes of this mighty
war a new and wonderful phoenix has
arisen with shining wings. And the
name of that magic word is���Glori-
ana.
Or Betsy Jane���just as you please ?
STUDYING
*WITH*
THESTARS
MIRRORS'-
WOMEN RUN LONDON NOW
Banks, Busses, Munition Plants and
Offices Are in Dainty Hands and
Efficiency is a Feminine Virtue
Complaints and  criticisms receive courteous attention and treatment.
From the bedside of sorrow and the
graveside of grief thc star of our
splendid British womanhood has arisen.
To the lull of some battle slumber
song baby obediently sJips into dream-.
land, and the young mother sets out
sturdily for the industrial battle ficltl
with a resolute face and a silent prayer to the Cod ot Battle for the welfare of her man serving his king and
his country away at the war. He is
doing his bit, God bless him!���and so
is she. Cod bless her!
The work she is doing is amazing
in its scope and its variety. Turn
wherever you will, the astonishing
picture is the same. Such a spirit of
change has enfolded 'this fretted world
of ours that it will never be the same
again.
Gloriana and Betsy Janes have taken the show in hand. They are running our business for us now. From
countess to kitchen maid it is the
same. Instead of idling away the sunny afternoons at Ranelagh or Hur-
lingham, instead of dawdling over
eggshell china in Belgrave Square,
Lady Ermyntrude, distinguished completely in an oil smotherd Holland
overall, is turning out shell bases and
fuses at Woolwich, earning wilh grcat
pride thirty shillings and ninepence
I per week of 4# hours.
Betsy Jane, once master hand at
smashing crockery in a third rate
Bloomsbury lodging house, is now an
important and dignified official of the
Southeastern railway, directing the
where between London bridge and
traffic and tbe travellers at an imposing and important junction some-
Folkestone harbor.
War Changes Everything
All this sort of thing was sheer
madness���absolute impossibility���before the war.    Sir Pompous Pugsley,
IT is with tbe reflecting telescope
that many ot the most brilliant
discoveries about stars are made.
Its construction, however, Is not so
generally understood as that of the
retracting telescope, the form of Instrument which is so ofteh Been In
the parks or on the streets of our
cities and through which the passerby can gat a peep at the moon for the
trifling sum of five or ten cents.
The lens at the upper end of a refracting telescope Ib called the object
glass. It collects the rays of light
and brings them together at a focus
lo form an Image, which Ib viewed
with a magnifying eyepiece. Tbe
largest refracting telescope Is the
well-known Yerkes Instrument. I��
lias an object glass forty Inches In
diameter.
But the biggest reflecting telescope
In the world belongs to Canada. This
has been erected at Victoria; B.C.,
which Is only a short journey from
Vancouver by C. P. R. steamers. In
a reflecting telescope, the light Is
collected by reflection from the surface of a concave mirror. If this
surface is ground to a parabolic
shape, the rays will all come together at a single point tdHorm an
Image, Just as with the refracting
telescope; but this point will be situ-
c."*>d on the same side of the mirror
is the object, and hence the observer
who tries to look at a star will And
his head In his own Une ot vision.
In order to overcome this difficulty,
a secohd reflection Ib made to take
place, so as to deflect tbe beam of
light and form the image at one side
cf the tube,' where It may easily be
examined with an eyepiece. This
second reflection Is accomplished by
means of a plane mirror or "flat" inserted In tbe upper end of the tube
and set at an angle of 45*. This flat
will necessarily cut off some of the
light falling upon tbe principal mirror, but since it is not large and
since Its supports are made as slender aa possible, there Is no serious
loss.
The building of the seventy-two
inch Canadian Instrument may be
taken as an illustration of some of
the mechanical difficulties to be surmounted. One shows the mounting.
The ends of the polar axis are supported on steel castings which are
bolted to the heads of concrete piers.
The permanent pier erected at Victoria
Ir shown also. The polar axis must be
set parallel to the axis of rotation
of the earth. In the latitude of Victoria it makes an angle of more than
48* with the horizon. To the uprights of the framework of the walle
are attached horizontal ribs which
are for the purpose of supporting
the     sheet     metal     walls.     The
Dominion  Ohservatery  at  Victoria, K.C.
Helled Ing Telescope.
Observatory open.
Official opening of Observatory.
sheathing Is attached to both sets,,
forming thus a double wall, with an
intermediate air space of at least six
inches. This structure must be
made extremely stout in order to
I bear tbe enormous weight of the
dome. One of the pictures shows
jthe building complete. This is furnished with a system of shutters
which with the double wall permit the
Interior of the building to maintain
an even and moderate temperature.
Electric motors are used in moving
the telescope and dome. These are,
controlled by push buttons. An
Important part of the gearing Is the
clockwork, which carries the telescope with the rotation of the heavens,
so that a star can be kept In the field
of view as long as It Is desired. This
must be made so that the telescope
moves with absolute steadiness.
The optical parta of the instrument
are being made by Brashear at Allegheny. The large mirror Is twelve
Inches thick at tbe edges and wilt
weigh over four thousand pounds.
The reflecting telescope It used
tor direct photography, both for
recording very faint objects and for
getting fine details of brighter objects, such as nebulae We can
also get photographic images of
very faint stars, the twentieth magnitude having already been captured.
It Is also extremely valuable for
apectroscopic work. A long exposure
is required even with the great forty-
Inch Verkes refractor to obtain tbe
spectrogram of a star of the fourth
magnitude. SATURDAY,   FEBRUARY   3,   191/
THE  STANDARD
FIVE
biscuits thai
^^^^^are fine ami
cris'p, baked lo perfection, sweet and dry
and light. Thai i< the
kind you like. They
crumble awav in the
mouth, I 'se a good
Canadian flour ami
j'ust a link' of tliis
verv good
NABOB
BAKING
POWDER
r~
Calls Lloyd George Idealized John Bull
American Who Heard British Premier's Great Guildhall Speech on
Peace Notes Gives Vivid Report of the Impressions Made on
Him :: :: :: :: By Charles H.  Grasty
(This  pen-picture    of    ihc   British
iirciuicr is by a correspondentof The
New York TIMES, and vvas published
in that paper the morning after the
Guildhall ipeei h. li presents a vivid
portrait of the most prominent figure in the British empire at this time
���the man who. many believe, is t"
in the allies' long-soughl leader in a
final successful effort to vein tin- war.
���The Editor.)
on his right knee and continued to
study the vaulted roof; then In- put
his hand iu his inside coal pocket and
drew mn ti sheaf of note- These were
cards wilh a round hole in lhe upper
left-hand corner, through! which ra"
a blue cord tied in ti bow knot. Then
from his left-hand waiatcoal picket
he drew out a v erv elaborate gold
pencil   that   musl   have  been   given   1"
ed I" make a point of it to put on his
glasses and consult his notes, as if
to keep himself out of any flow of eloquence, As such he got home splendidly with tbe impression of dependability when he said that he had just. I
returned from a meeting where there
had been no delusions about the magnitude of ihe allies' la^k and no doubt
about the result: that they had met
like a lot .,t hii-iiii--.-, men. I loked
facts i" the face, and made arrange-
minis t" deal with them.
9     ft     ft
In this passage, as in others, there
was no flight ot   iraturj  to fall from.
ami ���'lily enoug I -.j,11:t t" prevent any
imprc-Mon   of   deadnesf       He
you feel, ;i-  so many   English  gpeal
him   a.   ti   le. timonitil.   for     no     man
would buy such a pencil for himself.     ers do, tin   power of his reservf.    He
This is  neither a  character sketch      This pencil was fastened bv a rope-jlooks  very  strong  physically,  bul  he
f  the  prime  minister  nor  a   report|end  af  gold,  the  corresponding   por- hasn'l a big voice, and today tt broke
it  the big meeting held al the beau-ltion of which on the right hand side jusl  u  little  into'hoarseness   after  a
itul   and   historic   Guildhall; .it   is   ajsecured   his   watch.'    I    noticed,   too.lfew minutes.
F
OR STOVES
RANGES, or
FURNACES
Visit the
PACIFIC STOVE &
JOJRNACE CO^
856 GRANVILLE ST.
(Between  Robson and Smythe;
.cries of rough  impressions made on 1 that   he  had'a   gold  chain   extending
I ���
in   American   and     here     given     in j from   his  right  hand  trousers  pocket
Tliere isn't the slightest sm.
if   age    or    ivailil ;-    power-    ill
esti-Jt
Lloyd I
chronological rather than  logical or-! to his right hand hip pocket, and that I George.    II'   is  evidcntlj carcti
ili-r  from  notes jotted  down as  these  to one of the etuis hi.- bunch of keys.|liver ami keeps himself welt  in  nan
| impressions    were    produced   during was  fastened.
the progrc-s of the meeting, When   ihc   lord   mayor   introduced
The hall was packed with a repre-jthe prime minister I noticed with in-
iittilive  gathering  of  London  busi-|teresl  that he dropped the "g" when
reading, which made me feel quite at
il
ne_.s men. I tried I" compare ihem
with a similar body in Xew York.
They were less animated than a New
York  hotly,  bin   there   was   no  doubt
home.
When  Lloyd George arose   I   had a
new   impression   of   him.     It   seemed
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Winding-up a Vancouver Business Is
An Expensive Pastime
In the case of the Scotch Clothing House, in Liquidations
the Lawyers and the Liquidators Took Everything
. Worth While.
if   their   solidity.     The     lord    mayor jto   me   that   he   had  a   certain   bovine
ante   in   with   several   sheriffs,   a   big j beauty,     lie  is  a   Celt,  but   he   would
not make a bad  model  for  the  idealized   John   Hull.     Ile   was   iptite   free
gold mace borne before them, escort- j
ing the prime minister.
Mr. Lloyd George took his welcome
very quietly, showing but a trace of
response as he stood tit the rail of
tlic platform. The crowd sang " I'or
He's a Jolly Good Fellow.'' bin the
song limped and the performance was
more spiritless than the same thing
would have been in Xew York. Then
Mr. Lloyd George sat down next to
His little daughter, a pink-cheeked
girl, who had come with Mrs. Lloyd
George a few minutes before. The
wife of lhe prime minister wore a
black hat, vvith a plume ami a gold
buckle, and a velveteen wrap, trimmed ] man.
with fur, and a collar of nmskrat. She
had a dark silk frock and white gloves
with black stripes. She is a large.
wholesome-looking, motherly woman.
from self-consciousness when the
great audience gave him its ovation.
As he stood up vvith his hands on the
rail  I  noticed th
fine i- -truck with a Bense of ii:���     at
niony prevailing in the make of Lloy
Georgi���head,  body,  and  intellectual
personality.
lie made ni- points very telling
with what we in America would n
gard as a minimum of effort. His ai
lusion to the Russians who have
stood with bare breasts againsl the
Germans, his assurance that no matter how great the debt, the added
wealttf would be -till greater, his picture of England struggling before the
war under a running mortgage of
menace from Germany, and his state-
3eib fresTi Tjcwc
OCCQ
eptll of his chest, i ment that the nations would band to-
aiid how flat and straight his back, gether after thc war to punish the
was. He vvas dressed in a cutaway first peace-breaker, were among the
coat, quite in tile prevailing style of
exaggerated tail. lie wore a black
four-in-hand, with a very small diamond pin in it. Hut for his hair of
black and white, in the proportion of
50-50, and worn long and brushed
back. Lloyd George would be quite
thc  conventional   type  of professional
Njitte  men   ll
their Oct. and
111
|jO one can allord to go broke in Vancouver,    It costs
loo much;   By tbe time the legal fraternity, tbe liquidators and the bailiffs have tlieir share, there is often little
left for the creditors.
fl Now take tbe case of ihe Scotch Clothing House, Limi-lout
led, once one of the smaller ol Vancouver's leading empor- ey
iunis.
J There was received by thc liquidator, after takin" charge
of tbe store and slock, nearly $5,000���to be exact, $4,964.60,
The liquidator's' fees amounted to $450.00.
But the legal fees amounted to $698.70.
The bailiff got Sl 10.00.
Advertising, $500, I	
j!  tt 's little wonder then that the creditors realized out of 1 JiYs hand^we.'e large and strong
this business ihc huge sum of a little better than two per,|wore a standing collar with wii
cent.
The case of the Scotch Clothing I louse is one which has
created considerable eommcnl, ami is put forward as an
evidence of the need of radical reform in regard to the laws
respecting the winding-up of. companies.
fl Here is the full report of the Scotch Clothing II itise as
at January/20, 1917:
THE SCOTCH CLOTHING IIOI'SK, LIMITED
(In Liquidation)
Statement of Receipts and Disbursements
as at lanuarv 20, 1917
RECEIPTS:
Amount realized "from sale of stock and fix-
lures     $4945.15
Refund on  Insurance          18.79
Cash from Bank         *��66
When  the  prime  minister  tfook  his
seat   he   surveyed     the     crowd     and
twirled   his   watch   chain,   after   first
putting   his   right   ankle   on   his   left
knee, in which position he maintained
it   during   about   20   minutes   of   Mr.
I'miar  Law's speech.    From time    to
time In' took his gold pince-nez inl"
j the hand  lhal   vvas  not  busy   wiih  lhe
I watch   chain.     After   looking   straight  gay   with   Ihc  hard   facts  of  life  il
to his audience for tt while hi., tis   subject  to  the   hazing   thSl   is   t
ght  the  vaimed  ceiling of the  principal  -port  in  the  house  of coi
Guildhall.    I   coiil.1   observe  that   he mons.
was not  studying Gothic architecture.      When   Lloyd   George  began   I   ss
Imt was further preparing himself for | to   myself:   "Aboul   tin-     ���'.    ;������"
thc speech he wa.- to make later.
There is a just a suggestion of Hob
fngersoll and W. J. Bryan in .- the
prime   minister's  appearance.       In   a
general  way he  belongs  to  the  breed
of statesmen who react sensitively to
thc aspirations, needs, and wroiig*s"of
the masses: but he is a very high type,
high points touched by him. with his
feet firmly on the ground. While he
used accent and intonation very much
more freely than did Bonar Law. he
had a measured manner of speech that
was  the  opposite of spell-binding.
Only at the very cniT did he pm
dramatic quality into it. lie threw
his notes down on the table with a
gesture of having finished that chap-1
ter; then he put his hand on the red
cloth-covered rail .ind spoke hi- last
four or five sentences as Forbes-Robertson might have done, with an appearance  "f  restrained  passion.
After the voting of the usual resolution   those   on   the   platform   and   in
une men  i
. Mr. Lloyi
it   hi   seem
aboul
upon  which   his  double   chin    restei
comfortably,    lie is much cleaner-cu
ihau his pictures represent him.    lu
Would seem  to  have a greater
and whatever visionary qualities heI the audience rose and sang "God Save
may have stalled with have been' the King." Lloyd George stood up
pretty well knocked out of hint by very straight ami sang with a will
his experience in the stand-up audi The crowd then filed "tit.
knock-down fighting of parliamentary J fell in with Lord Claud John
government.    A  man  cannot  get  verv; Hamilton,   and   we   walked   over   tlie
vet,   glistening   street   t"   Cheapside.
..Til  Claud  has  been  a  conservati e
nett.ber   of   the   house   of   commons
tearly  the   whole  time  for  5!   > i ;��� -
l<   md his family and iti- class havi
to   I I'or  di ferenl  thing-,  than  those
pr -i ; ���        y L.lpyd I !ei irge.
rj   nu i h   i tteresti ���.   in   what   Lord
Id think about i      theetii
all '   ���     jn al   maiiy
���:   ��� Idhall."  he
..',������     i|
d George ai      Bonat
tlie   matter  mosl   f ircibl;
n vvill he a success." I
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f   health   and   less   spiritual   quality I between the speaker ^nd his audience,
than I had supposed. Iliad   no  psychological  ellcct   t.n     the
,,. ,    i   i tiii      impression he was producing. 11c vvas
Ills eves  look  brown  or black,  but ���
.. ��� , ., ���   I lint   seeking   for   rain   attention.        A
the man next to me stud thev were in I
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$4964.60
DISBURSEMENTS:
New Goods     88.60
Wages      274.50
Advertising     402.76
Light  . . . .'  147.62
Freight and Duty      197.14
Bailiff Costs ..." ���  110.20
Insurance     43.93
Stocktaking    30.00
General Expense  .  83.63
- Bond    '.  90.00
Rent    .���..-.'  646.30
Legal Fees  698.70
.. Auditor      5.00
Liquidator's Fees, as per Court Order  450.00
,       Preferred Claims:
Wages, Geo. Seatoif $213.00
Wages, A. Peden  ...J   160.00
Taxes      154.90
Rent  400.00
  927.90
First and Final Dividend, 2.55 per cent  768.32
$4964.60
H. J. PERRIN,
Official Liquidator.
eyes in such a man, but the prime i
minister's scented smallish, lie has
a very merry twinkle in thein, and
that is one ol his most marked characteristics. Vou feel that here is a reformer; but one who does not take
himself loo deadly seriously. He is
not so terribly in earnest as to fall
over his own feet I should say thai
he had taken to himself the wisdom
of 1'lato's counsel: "The best is frequently the enemy of the good."
To leave the prime minister for
just one instant: I vvas surprised at
how- differently Mr. Bonar Law
looked from below. Heretofore I
have examined him from the gallery
of the house of commons, and he
seemed to trie a short main Today 1
observed) that he was lallish -and
spare, and more like the man 1 had
visualized from his photograph. 'Mis
manner of speaking was a study to
mc, because his is an oratory absolutely different from anything we
have in the United States. He has
spirii. but absolutely no warmth. He
uses emphasis with miserly care and
restraint, and the effect is most convincing.
* * *
Mr< Lloyd George whispered something to his daughter and smiled, antl
it gave me a chance of observing
tllat his face is built along curved
lines. If 1 may speak so of. a great
statesman, his mouth has a Cupid
bow effect. He has a small nose and
delicate nostrils. While bis color only conies when he exerts himself in
speaking, he is not pallid, and tliere is
not the slightest suspicion of weariness about him.
For a while he rested his right hand
may depend upon it." II he had it
in mind to convey a sir. :tg impression of dependability he s-uc< t eded
admirably.
When camerals were fired at him
early in his speech and cloud- oi
smoke floated over him, he was nol
in the least disconcerted, nor did it
spoil the effect of his opening. \\ hen
he touched a high point���for exan pie,
after his allusion to rebuilding on the
rock  of vindicated justice���he  seem-
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Fxlract from address by Alfred Hurrell, Associate
General Solicitor. Prudential Insilraiice Company, before
thc Association of Life Insurance Presidents:
Owing to the operation of economic law we have tbe
strange paradox that while the cost of life insurance the
last ten years bas steadily decreased, which means tllat a
dollar will purchase more insurance today than it would
have done ten years ago, the value of the same amount of
insurance is less than it was ten years ago on account of
the increase in the value of everything else which the insurance money provided is designed to buy. Conservative
statistics front authoritative sources have recently been
published which show that in the last ten years the purchasing power of the dollar has shrunk fully a third. This
is when applied to the purchase of necessities only. If
luxuries were included, the shrinkage would be much
{renter. In fact, one comparative compilation of prices
as between this year and last as to some tvventy-fve articles of necessary food shows an increase in price of a
third over last year. The meaning of tllis is very clear,
and should he brought home to every one who by life insurance is honestly trying to provide an adequate estate
to support his dependents.
Policyholders throughout this country must lace the
fact that the steady increase in the cost of living, for
which neither they nor the companies arc responsible, has
steadily cut dov^ the value of their insurance, even though
the cost of the insurance itself has been cheapened by reduced premiums and the larger privileges and guarantees
in the policies. Leaving out the abnormal increases from
last year to this and considering only the normal increases
of the last decade, a thousand-dollar policy of today is
actually and relatively worth no more than was one for
about $600 in 1906. The solution of the problem, of course.
is for the policy-holder to insure his dependents also a-
gainst this increased cost of living by providing an additional amount to cover it. Being responsible by solicitation for these policyholders in the first instance, it is the
duty of the companies to drive this fact home to them by
every conceivable means in their power.
The foregoing, it seems to me, is very obvious in view
of thc creeping palsy which in the last few years has laid
hold of our dollar. Equally important, however, is the necessity of making the great majority of the policyholders
see that in any event, and without reference to the definite depreciation of the dollar about which we have been
talking, the insurance carried by them falls far short of
beting sufficient to discharge the obligation they owe to
their dependents.
JAPANESE AGGRESSION IN FLOUR TRADE
Under date of November 10, 1915, the Trade Commissioner of China says: "An extraordinary diminution in the
imports of foreign flour is a marked feature in customs
returns for 1915. From annual average trade of picttls
2,500.000 or 6,800.000 sacks for the four years, the figures
for 1913 being 2.621,355, imports fell in 1915 to the insigni-
Fa s b i o n s -n *.? Fa c t o ry
CAXAD1AN women of to day are
demonstrating their keen patriotism in a great many ways,
1 tt the latest, and most up-to-date is
the donning of man's overalls and
!��� aylng a most, important part In the
y irkshops of the Dominion. It vtaa
I their own Instigation that they ex-
h.nited a desire to take the places of
t ;e men who had gone to the war.
The women of England are making
munitions and replacing those at the
(tout In almost every kind of trade,
r.nd it is nowadays considered to be
t breast of the times for the women
ci Canada to do a similar work and
I sir little bit to help the country In
t.tnes of need.
A shortage of man labor has given
lhe women every opportunity, and
Ihey have risen tn the occasion. In
t he C. P. R. Angus Shops at Montreal
the women have been first with the
-o.'.hition of emulating their sisters in
I't'.gland who are now wearing over-
ills just, like men, and now they also
'vear the breeches." They are glad
c the change, for the skirts often
1 mpered their work. The overall
! ves them much comfort and hast
I en found of considerable convenience, particularly in the paint shop.
The overall gives them more con-
tidence In carrying out the work,
Without the women the Empire can-
Wot win the war.    "��
ficant total of piculs 165,967, or 451.611 sacks, ..r less than
7 per cent, of those for 1913.
These   figures   are   especially   remarkable   considering
the fact that China formerly has always imported hirgclv
of American flour, and serves to demonstrate thai the
Orient can be independent of foreign foodstuffs when prices get beyond the point of competition with native products. This radical change in tllc Chinese flour market is
doubtless due in part to tbe abundant rice crop, tis well a-
to the extension of tbe wheat acreage and the flour milling industry within the celestial empire.
This shutting out of foreign flours is to a greater extent
the result of the aggressive policy adopted by the Japanese, who have taken full advantage of the failure of the
American wheat crop to push their trade throughout the
Orient. Japan has not only succeeded in nosing Americans out of Hong Kong, but has even managed to shove
Chinese millers out of that market as well. She has carried her policy further, and is actually shipping wheat to
the United States. In former years she imported flour
to the value of five million dollars, whereas today we find
the position reversed and a million bushels of wheat have
been ordered from Japanese shippers for United States
lelivery. Japanese wheat is selling in Hong Kong tit approximately $5.65 per barrel including the export lax of
40c into China. VYheii compared with $8.70 to $S.'Xi per
bbl. in .Minneapolis, it is obvious that the American North
Coast miller has no chance whatever to compete in the
Orient this year.
If shipping rates remain at present levels the Japanese
have an excellent opportunity to push the American exporters completely out of the market before the next crop
is harvested.
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RAILWAY   LABOR   TROUBLES   IN  THE  STATES
Ottawa, Jan. 18.
A meeting of the Retail Merchants' Association of Canada was held last evening in the board rooms in the National Bank Building, presided- over by Mr. E. M. Trowcrn,
secretary of the Dominion Board, for the purpose of discussing the investigation, which is at present being carried on by the High Cost of Living Committee.
The opinion was expressed by some of the members that
a committee should wait upon the premier and the members of the cabinet, and call their attention to the faet that
the information asked of thc 'merchants under the High
Cost of Living legislation is not leading anywhere and is
not producing the desired results.
It is claimed that this condition of affairs is due to those
persons who are seeking the information not being business men and therefore unfamiliar with the terms of trade,
and the answers to the questions which have been submitted. 9
This has led to reflections being cast on the merchants
of Ottawa and has had the effect of makjng it appear that
the Capital is a very expensive place to live in.
Business Committee
It was suggested that the most appropriate method of
dealing with the question of the High Cost of Living would
be for the government to appoint a committee of capable
men representing the various lines of trade who would be
practically familiar with the subjects on which information is sought. It would also be desirable that this committee should bc under the direction of the department of
trade and commerce instead of the Labor department, as
it was pointed out tliat as labor was in no wise touched by
the investigations there was no valid reason wh�� this
question should be dealt with by the labor department. It
was decided-unanimously that a committee be formed to
wait upon Sir R. L. Borden and place before him lhe views
'of the association with the object of having present conditions which are far from satisfactory as far as the merchants of the city are concerned, remedied if possible.
TO DEVELOP MINERAL RESOURCES IN BRITISH
COLUMBIA
Mr. H.'C. Brewster, Premier of British Columbia, states
that he litis been successful in securing financial assistance
towards the development of the immense mineral resources
of the province. The matters which required Immediate'
attention were the establishment of a steel plant which,
'with the vast amount of ore available, could be kept in operation for an indefinite time, and the erection of a smelting plant, which would greatly reduce the quantity of copper now going to the United States refineries.���Journal of
Commerce.
When President Wilson urged the passage of what is
called the Adamson law. giving the railway brotherhoods a
ten hour payment tor an eight hour day, he was strongly
censured in many quarters as having yielded too much ii
Ihc demands of lhe workmen. His defence, was that the
country vvas threatened with a continent-wide railway
strike, which if carried oui. would have paralyzed all business and created incalculable trouble anil hardship to
innocent people, and that il was "ttly by the prompt enactment of a drastic measure that the strike could be avert
ed. Many though) that the strike would not have occurred,
and lhat the President tunI Congress showed weakness iu
yielding to the threat of the brotherhood. The strike, at
all events, did not take place. The country justified his
action. The law was lo have taken effect at lhe beginning
ol ihe new year. In the nicanliinc the big railway companies organized to resist the law, which they were advised
was unconstitutional. The trial of the issue has been facilitated by the authorities and an early decision by the Supreme Courl of the United States is hoped for. 'J'he United
Stales Government are defending the Act before the court.
The railway companies arc refusing to observe the eight
law.    The workmen have claimed that, pending the
hour
BRITISH COLUMBIA LUMBER ORDER
Orders for British Columbia lumber aggregating over
16,000,000 feet, exclusive of an open order for all the spruce
available suitable for aeroplane manufacture, have been
'let by the Imperial Government to tidewater mills of British Columbia within the past two or three weeks.
decision of the court, the law should go into operation at
once. The companies say that if the law be upheld the
men will receive the benefit of it. including arrears from
the beginning of the year, and that in the meantime the
men shall bc paid at the old rate. Between the two interests there is a clash on this point, which may yet cause
a strike, though some of the representatives of labor are-
disposed to await the judgment of the court.
There is another branch of the question which is now
engaging attention, which seems likely to bring the President into conflict with the labor organizations. When
he first recommended the eight hour bill he advised tin-
Congress to adopt the system which has for some years
existed in Canada for the settlement or prevention of labor disputes on railways. Our Canadian law does not provide for compulsory arbitration, but it does povide for
compulsory investigation before a strike or lock-out is allowed. The theory of the law is that, if both employer and
employee can bc prevented from taking hasty action, and
if inquiry can be had by a board representing all in interests, public opinion, with correct knowledge of the facts,
will become a powerful agent in settling the dispute. The
men's right to strike after the inquiry is not disturbed, but
if they strike withoift resorting to the inquiry provided by
the law, they become subject to penalties. While there
have been a few occasions in Canada on which this law
failed to serve its good purpose, it lias iu many cases prevented or settled labor disputes. Dr. Charles W. Elliott,
ex-President of Harvard University, who has made this
class of social quest ions a special study, has pronounced
the Canadian law the world's best piece of legislation
dealing with industrial disputes. Though President Wilson
recommended similar legislation in the United States lie
did not press for its immediate adoption in connection with
the eight hour law. The urgency of the latter, as a means
of preventing the threatened strike, was the excuse for
separating the two measures. .Vow. however, the President is endeavoring to induce Congress to adopt the Canadian law. In this effort he is certain lo conic into conflict
with the labor unions which so warmly endorsed his a-
tion on the eighlhoiir bill. Thc labor organizations of
Canada have never given their support lo the Canadian
syslem. though some reprcsetilattive labor men acknowledge its gimd points. In Ihe United States the unions
generally would probably bc againsl lhe proposed legislation. They object to any restriction on lhe right to
strike. Under thc Canadian law lhe right of the individual
workman to strike is not interfered with, lie is free at.
all times to work or not to work, as he pleases. It is only
when he becomes a party to concerted action to strike that
the law steps iu to stop him. Before doing tliiu he and his
associates are required to call into operation the machinery for inquiry. This does not seem to be an unreasonable
restraint upon a man's freedom of action in a matter which
concerns the public at large. But the American labor
leaders are not likely to submit to such restriction if they
can help it. Their objections to the proposed legislation
will find friends among the Republicans in Congress and
a lively contest is likely to take place.���Journal of Commerce.
NEW MUNITION PLANT FOR CANADA
It is announced that arrangements have been completed
between thc Imperial Munitions Board and the Toronto
"Harbor Commission by which the former will erect an
electrical steel plant covering sixty acres, with a capacity
of 300 tons a day- Work on the erection of the plant is to
be started at once. The plant is expected to be iu operation by July.
A new power plant, which will include a dam 100 feet
high, cost $100,000,000 and develop 2,000,000 horse power
from Niagara Rapids, lias been proposed by engineers and
the proposal sent to the Canadian Government for approval- ' ��� i i .,;  ii
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THE   STANDARD
SEVEN
The Pdsoning of the Sacred Springs; or
The Americanization of Our Universities
(L'Americanisme���Voila l'ennemi!)
There is another "declaration of independence" yet to be written on this
Continent A declaration by Canadians of their independence of the
/nke of the United Slates. And if
we have not too many I'. S. Loyalists
amongst us���well, it shall he done.
Might il nol, without grcat audacity, bc laid down this moment as axiomatic, thai only a British subject i-
lit to teach British history lo British
boy* in British universities.
"Let me write the sonns of tt coun-
Iry," says one, ''and I care not who
fights   her   battles."     ll   i-,   a   ccnteii-
lious and poetic observation.
lint
v*uld  seem  t
Diluted Patriotism
mc   one   in   authority
here
have declared, at this
history-making epoch. "Let me but
import our alien professors of history from tin- pro-German hot-beds
of California, and the anti-British at
mosphere of Minnesota in order to
inculcate the story of tbe nations exactly as it is taught there: and more
especially the splendid history of the
sons, in a sense quite other than the
British Empire; and very soon her
poetic, will not care a fig who fights
her battles. They shall he cured of
the foolish fighting spirit of our forefathers. The splendid ardor that bums
in their breasts today shall be cooled.
In the proud detachment of neutral
American professors���from Princeton
and the White House down to Lc-
land���Stanford���they shall not care
what happens anywhere in the world,
so long as it does not happen to them.
They shall bc too much engaged, as
^j a certain number in Vancouver arc
jsjust now, in extolling the greatness
Sand in selling the goods, and in pro-
iW*laiming the friendship and in fight
King   the   commercial   battles   of   tin
(United States-
Are We of Age?
We are completing in this year of
rirace the first half century of Ihc
Confederation. But not of our independence. Wc have yet to declare
our independence���of our neighbors.
Kvidcntly we are not yet educationally autonomous, nor self-supporting:
although we have the whole Empire
and half of ohl cultured Europe to
draw upon.
The  sympathetic  plea of  Professor
Mack  Eastman,  his engaging personality, his gentle earnestness and  his
suaviter in modo, arc very usefully recruited iu defence of this appointment.
But they arc not  enough.    "If  Vancouver protests  Vancouver shall    be
disgraced���wc arc  told.    But protest
is only made on principles, and not on
nen.     Tbis   is   the   argunientum     ad
rem:   and   implies   nothing  of  disrespect   for   the   distinguished   American
professor   of   history    from    Berkley.
Nor   for   bis   amiable   champion   and
predecessor,  with  whom  it  is always
i painful to disagree, but always a pleasant exercise to break a lance, on this
[terrain or another.    And lhal  protest
lof  ours   is   voiced   here   with   all   the
[modesty   of   tbe   old     French     legal
[phrase, simply pour valoir ce que de
[droit.
History and Frontiers
There is nothing in life that grieves
[an old student more than to have to
differ with distinguished educators.
But when the terrain is not their own,
when it touches international politics,
when it is one on which they do not
make law nor speak with authority���
then that must be my apology And
such is thc untenable ground they
stand on here, when they would continue to efface our political frontiers
in the selection of the teachers ot
history.
I'or history, as these learned teach
ers know better than any of us. is not
merely tin old almanack of names and
dates and places and events.    History,
says  Carlyle,  is  philosophy  teaching
by example.   Hence, I ask, how would
an American in the chair of history
here  proceed   to  apply,   for   lhe   British boys of our universities, the most
striking   examples   in    contemporary I
events and the grcat object lesson- of
our own  limes, matters on   which  his [
government and our own follow courses and purposes and ideals thai are.
so irreconcilably adverse.    (Read the,
Wilson vagaries���and then read  Balfour's fine Italian hand in lasi  week's
despatches.)
The Foreign Point of View
Shall it not be quite naturally part
of the business of every American
professor, and a consequence of all
his menial training, to try to instil
his country's point of view, and to try
and attach us Canadians more firmly
than ever to lhe tail of the grcat American eagle, whence, as the boastful
bird has lost some of his tail feathers and alons and prestige lately, we
are about to make our escape.
N'ovv, my dear Professor Eastman���
I only ask to know���is not the American political ideal the wrong one
lo inculcate here; and, excepting the
German, the very last one for us to
follow. Some of our young Canadian
Gambettas of your generation in this
century may yet have to exclaim:
"L'Americanisme���Voila   I'eiicmi."
Has the War Taught Nothing?
Or has this war of Titans while
opening the eyes of most of the world
to some true estimate of national
character and national ideals, high and
low, has it still left us Canadians the
blind dependents that we were he-
fore: and the timid slaves of any pretentious, blustering, over-reaching and
unscrupulous neighbor; offering us
daily, in exchange for our British
birthright, a mess of pottage; opposed
as they arc to our proud Imperialism,
antagonistic to our British preference, to our Conservative traditions,
and lo the whole stable spirit of our
tree  monarchial institutions.
How shall history and its American
teachers class this American age of
small men and of great events? I dd
not ask merely how they shall understand this story. I ask myself���shall
future  historians even believe  it.'
Material and Ideal
I'm- some great nations, in this testing time, by the acts of their own administrators, shall he found to have
fallen far in the true estimate of history and in the enlightened opinion
of mankind. Others in suffering
shall have found their souls. They
may walk for a time in sacrifice ami
in sorrow, but their heads touch the
stars-
Let us then, for our own National
self-respect, on occasions and questions of this kind, which are not petty
and not ordinary, proceed with all
personal detachment, antl without fear
or favor, and without any outside assistance from California, to call till
historical  facts and  leaders, and ad
ministrations and policies and intervention, by their right names. Lei df
call every pro-German government.-
whether in Washington or in Athens,
an enemy.
A Berkley Professor Must Unlearn
Then how shall the Berkley historian's view accord with ours, for instance, on lhe great war. Will be
sympathise with it? Will lie even understand it? There where Starr Jordan, the most famous of chancellors
tells his public, unrebttked. that Britain and France are decadent nations,
And where a President, who puts it-
all on a par with Cermany. is returned to power by the California vote,
What chapters shall such a teacher
have t" unlearn from his own American mad( 'tislori.-s of tin- war of
l''l_'?    < Ir  what   vit .ion   shall  In-  give
us of the over-reaching Geneva a-
ward, of which millions arc -till wait
ing tlic pretended claimants, of of the
kind-grabbing, shell trick game, called
vulgarly   the    Maskan     boundary   a-
ward?    Shall he teach them the ver-'
siou   of   Senator   Turner���the   manipulator  of  this     Britisit    Columbian ]
coast-line   robbery;   or   the   indignant ]
version of the distinguished Sir Allan'
\v li'sworth. and the more distinguished Sir  Louis Jette.
What Color shall his History Have?
Wl as a professor of history is a
great teacher, and not a pale-faced
neutral, not merely an old almanac
maker, as he not only gives recitals
but tlraws conclusions���what shall he
say of this American detachment in
the face of great events, And (not
to speak of Britain tit all), what shall
he Icll us of the deep, unpaid debt,
the American commonwealth still
owes to France; and how meanly that
debt. 140 years old, has been acknowledged on this, the very first occasion of its presentation for redemption. How shall he descant to our
nephews on American toleration, and
complaisance, encouragement, protection and comfort to the oppressors of
France in this present conflict. And
what shall he say of the base official
ingratitude, shown by his countrymen, to the land of their own liberators, to the land of Lafeyette and of
Rochambcau, and of Caron de Beau-
marchais. Shall lie tell litem, by the
way���for American histories do not���
how the last named, the immortal author of Figaro, who placed fleets at
sett in their service, equipped them
and maintained them, awaited patiently the promised reimbursement, but
was left to die in a garret ill poverty
and exile. That his grand daughter
had to haunt the halls of Congress
till old age for Ihc little pittance !'.>
which American generosity cut down
this sacred debt of honor?
Embarrassing Pages
How shall he enlighten the gullible
young Canadian mind on the international right of refuge accorded t"
those nests ot German incendiaries,
pirates and conspirators, harbored,
aided and'honored under the names of
ambassadors and consuls: of which
protection ami conspiracy, the 400
lives and 20 ships lost today are pr i-
bably the price and ihc plunder. Whal
shall he say of the brave, bluff and
peremptory American protests a-
gainst onr search at sea, and againsl
our merchant marine defensive guns:
againsl our cruiser coast patrol, a-
gainst all of our legitimate life-saving precautions: but no protest���no,
not one, against the U 53. againsl
murder and rapine and pillage: a-
gainst the deportation of 100.000
French and Belgian men and women,
to unknown destinations; in the unclean shambles beyond the Rhine-
His Views on War and Empire
Or   shall   this  excellent   alien   pro-
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lessor, who is probably the very best
of his kind���condemning and believing his own government���venture to
inform these British youths of ours.
at this most impressionable age. that
there are many things more disgraceful than war; that there are some
things more honorable than peace;
that they at least need never blush
for the foreign conduct of their own
country; nor ever imitate the supine-
ness of his own. and lhat on their way
around lite world their "Civis Britan-
anieus sum" is tlieir very highest title
to tin respect of tllc nations and to
the confidence of mankind?
On  American  Conduct
(ir shall ihis neutral professor of
contemporary history havi the courage to confirm', in a burst of candor,
whal every indignant Britain knows,
and every schoolboy here should be I
taught���namely this:���that a certain
jealous nation of invertebrates, nominally neutral, but solicited, or intimidated by our despairing enemy, preponderate^ anglophobe, by tradition1
.-lin! by action, and not anglo-phile, tis
erroneously alleged, ha- seized tliis!
ihc first moment of onr lull preparedness, just when our victory is emerging into view, and Bemstorff calls
on them for aid. in order t" lend and j
launch its unfriendly, ill-timed mediation; and so wiih premature peace
pourparlers to engineer some kind "1
an armistice behind the back of our
unconquerable armies; and thus to
save thc hideous enemy of Europe
from condign punishment?
Briefly, then. I repeat, that no one
but a British subject is fit henceforth
lo lecture on history to British boys
in British schools. He might lecture
on astronomy, or teach German or
bacteriology, or physics, or engineering, but not history.
British and Canadian Incompetence
W'e have been told, quite sincerely,
no doubt, that no competent British
or Canadian could bc found to replace
the gallant Professor Mack Eastman.
Well, without any reflection "ti lhat
excellent gentleman. I must say candidly, and perhaps impolitely, that I
don't believe it. That happy and delicate combination of qualities necessary, to a great teacher, is not found
every day wc admit. But we have all
been awaiting some confirmation of
this latest uncomplimentary announcement, exposing the professorial
paucity and educational incompetence
of Canada and ihc Empire, Now, 1
know it is nol usually thc business of
mere amateurs and private members
of convocation i" complain. \'"i even
of modest but life-long students ol
history, ami old travellers and laymen. Xo, there are governors and
senators to raise the question. One
nf ihem has done so. And there are
great journals and tilde editors to
treat it. though possibly some of ihem I
would consider these moderate, well-
meant reflections of ours quite improper and uncivil, lor the reason
herein i ontained, Wl again, then
are always ministers of educatii
appeal t-.. . And the present one vi tl!.
he found, 1 can assure them, a very
1" dile listener-
Wake Up Vancouver
But still���when one feels strongly,
'otic does what he can. "(lit fail ce
lu'oil pent." And just as our "Wti
previous public complaints tire -aid
to have slightly changed the American
book buying policy of mir City library; and as the censorship of foreign
flag-waving films, followed our exposure here of American picture
show education. And we even proved
that the Board of Trade should be
British. So. in some small sort, an
amateur may even help to arrest the
strong current ami unpardonable dilution of our pure, historical British
springs in Canada with the insipid alien waters of an unfriend.) neutrality.
Neutrals and Anti-Patriots
Let us give the American, and every
other patriot, in every land, his due.
He has but one country, be he lhe opulent American in bis atito-de-luxe,
or the poor Eskimo behind bis reindeer. He loves his flag. Lei his -tick
to it, and not venture to carry his inevitably colored views of history t"
the poor heathen of Canada, like a
missionary bishop���in partihus infidc-
liuni.
No human weakness, perhaps, deserves to be treated with more indulgence than that exaggerated sense of
mistaken national superiority common only to the citizens of young
countries. Offensively inflated by fortune and feeling the pinch of prosperity.
Despotism and Democracy Combined
There are. or there were, two such
countries on' the map of the two
continents. They have always in their
brief history been treated by the older nations with amiable and excessive toleration, one of them has, by
her intellectual elite, and by thc influence of the saving remnant of her
enlightened Xew England minority,
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! land's   army.     The   same   hand     was
slipped interfering.; into the romanc-
of high  English society, bringing
together two young people here, separating forever two others there.
It was the hand of one of the most
beautiful women of her day, a woman
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kings or prime ministers, whose genius for machination rivaled that of the
j most accomplished diplomat, She was
the maker and iinmaker of social and
military   celebrities.     She   had   many
enemies, of course, rich and powerful,
and   often   tilled   enemies,   too.     Iltti
they failed to bring about her downfall.    Anil   where   they   had   failed   a
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svray,   it was really a changing England���an   efficient   England   that   was
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this untitled queen.
And there is no doubt that the reign
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arbiter, either ill military or social
affairs, is closed forever, following
tllc stinging rebuke administered to
her 1>y a military court of inquiry a!
I few days ago it is reported that the
king and queen have decided to cut
her off the court's visiting list. This
will mean that virtually every one of
the leading noble bouses of England
will be closed to her.
This  woman,  to  whom the gossips
referred   as   tlie   "petticoat   general,"
wielded a strange and unexplained influence over the British war office.   It
was her boast that she could influence
any decision made by that office.   The
source and reason  for her    peculiar
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been  revealed.    The court of inquiry
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than the particular case on which it
passed judgment.    It is probable that
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and it is a pretty well established fact
that certain generals in the Boer war
and in the present European conflict
owed their advancement to her friendship.    And  the  reverse  side  of  this
same   fact  accounts   for   the   sudden
toppling from prominence  of several
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command   fcf   the   British   forces   in
France   to   her   influence.     That   she
kept up her interest in him after his
appointment to the command is quite
well  known.    Dispatches  that occasionally   slipped    past     the . censors,
speeches in Parliament by men whose
indignation caused them to lose control of their tongues, told of visits by
English society women to the llritish
headquarters  in  France.       Afternoon
receptions back of the lines, tea parties  and  bridge  were  distracting  the
attention  of  the  English  officers,  so
these   occasional   dispatches   and   unguarded   speeches   said.       Sir     John
French's name was mentioned in connection wilh these affairs, but that of
his patroness was not.    Mrs. Cornwallis-West   knew   that   publicity   never
was   helpful   to   intrigue.    Then   suddenly Sir John ceased lo bc commander of the British forces.   That marked thc beginning of Ihc end.
Among the men in whom Mrs.
Cornwallis-West became interested
during the present war was Patrick
Barrett, a young, clean cut and un- J
usually handsome sergeant. Just
where she made his acquaintance,
whether it was at one of her visits
to the front or back in England, is
not known. But she became interested in him. In February, 1915, Barrett was made a lieutenant. The hand
of Mrs. Cornwallis-West was back of
bis move upward- But Barrett bad a
Celtic dislike of trickery, and instead
of writing a letter full of gratitude
to his benefactress, he wrote one ofi
remonstrance, taking her to task for
interference.
Thc scorned woman of 63 at once
set about to accomplish her former
protege's ruin. He was deprived of
his commission and relegated to a
scrgeantcy. But Barrett suspected
the wire, pulling back of the act, and
he appealed to the highest authority
in the kingdom. Lloyd George had
become war minister in the meantime
and the changing England was being
wrought. A court of inquiry was appointed and Mrs. Cornwallis-West's;
part in the many moves of the Avar
office   was  brought   t"  light.      The
schemes she had plotted were in; lone
and a sharp censure vvas administered
lo her.
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Now the tongues of English locil t.v
have been unloosed, and ihey are repeating  talcs about  Mrs.  ComwallU-
West tliat they hardly dared  to utter
before.    One of these deals  with  the
I strong attraction,  the  women  of  her
I family   bail   for  tliree  generations  of
English  royalty.    This story, in  fact,
goes back to .Mrs- Cornwallis-West's
mother, Lady Olivia Fitz Patrick, who
was one of the greal beauties of her
time.    WJicn the Lady Olivia was but
a little past 17 years old she was presented  at  court.    The  young  Prince
Albert, consort of Queen Victoria, be-
1 came fascinated with her.    They were
together   frequently   anil    the    prince
consort visited the Fitz  Patrick estate
in   Ireland.    Queen   Victoria,  a   firm
minded woman very much in love with
her husband, took a hand in matters
and  broke  up  the affair.    I.ady   Fitz
Patrick was banished from the court.
Mrs. Cornwallis-West inherited her
mother's   charms,  and   after  she   had
married a rich land owner she  found
a way of entry into court circles. The
Prince of Wales, later King Edward,,
became   enamored   of  her,  and    she
kept his attentions until Lily Langtry
came  into his life.    The  flirtation  of
the   beautiful   Mrs.   Cornwallis-West
and   the   prince   was   the   scandal   of
the  court  for  quite  a  while,  but  her
incessant yearning for power led her
to turn  her activities  in  other directions than that of entertaining a very
impressionable prince. .
Mrs. Cornwallis-West is the mother
of two daughters, and one of them became  known   as   the   most   beautiful
woman  in   Europe.      This  daughter,
when only 17 years old, married the
Prince of  Plcss,  the   second  richesj.,
man iu the German empire.    In time
she, too, came to the English court,
and she, like her mother and grandmother, wove a spell about a man who
was  destined  to  sit on   the   throne.
The Duke of York, now King George
[V., had been  married to his    coldly
austere English princess only a short
time.     He   met  the   dashing,    witty
Princess  of Pless    at    court and  it
seems he lost his head completely over her.    But  the duke's  spouse,  the
present Queen Mary, is a decisive sort
of woman .little given to sympathy
ior royal weaknesses, and her husband
suddenly went into retirement until
the young princess had golie back to
her German  home.
.Mrs. Cornwallis-West, having married off one of her daughters ill a
wholly satisfactory manner, sought a
suitable husband for the other. The
heir to the dukedom of Westminster
appealed to her as a fitting husband
for her pretty daughter, aud England's
champion matchmaker set aboul accomplishing her ambitions.   Now, the
old Duke of Westminster was a gruff,
proud   old   man,   easily   offended   aud
none too forgiving.   Mrs- Cornwallis-
West early won his enmity by one of
her sharp witticisms, ami the duke
forbade his son marrying Mrs. Cornwallis-West's daughter. Ile didn't
marry her, either, as long as the old
duke lived, hut aftcHie died the wed
ding was speedily Solemnized,
! prominence. Mrs- Cornwallis-West;
the second, has been, before her mar-
'riage to Lord Churchill, Jennie
Jerome, a rich American girl. She
���..i- an original ..or! of person and her
pletttitude ot" refreshing ideas (lad
proved valuable very often in taking
the edge off the monotony of English
social life. She and her husband appeared frequently at conn after Win:,
Edward got over his firsl indignation
at the match. The king complimented her on her youthful appearance and
the young husband appeared duly
proud of her. Hul English society
predicted it couldn't last lung and the
prediction was right. After several
years Cornwallis-West and his wife
separated and she obtained a divorce-
In 1914 he married Mrs. Patrick
Campbell, the actress, who also is
many years older  than  he.
When Her Powers Failed
Mrs.  Cornwallis-West's  matchmaking  power   failed   her   once,   and   lhe
failure   resulted   in   a   hitter   blow   for
tbe   amftitii'iis    woman.        I let'     son.
George Cornwallis-West seemed due
for high social and military honors,
His able mother got hint a good start
ill both these fields of endeavor. One
of his  chums  was    young  Winston
Spencer  Churchill,  lhe  sanu-    Btormy
petrel who vvas later first  lord of tile
admiralty.    Cornwallis-West  went  to
visit  young  Churchill   at   the   Inter's
home   one   day   and   met   Churchill's
mother, the handsome, gifted widow
of Lord Randolph Churchill.   The boy
fell in love with the widow antl began
paying her attention.    Mrs. Cornwal-
lis-W'est  was  horrified-     I ler  dreams
of her son's future were tottering and
she summoned cvery resource in  her
attempt lo break  up the match.    She
even.sought the aid of her old friend.
King Edward, Who bad been an admiring friend also of Mrs. Churchill. Tbe
king  lent  bis  assistance  because   he
guessed   rightly   that   it   was   a   bad
match.    He  let  his  feelings  on   the
subject bc known to both Cornwallis-
West and Mrs. Churchill, but even a
king cannot block the way of love or
even infatuation, wliich apaprently is
what this was.
Young Cornwallis-West and Lady
Churchill were married iu 1900. He
was 26 and she was 53. They appeared to be happy for a year or so, then
it seems the ready hand of Mrs. Cornwallis-West. the first, began to get in
its capable work. Tliere was not
much difference in the ages of Mrs.
Cornwallis-West and her daughter-in-
law, less difference in their beauty
and no difference at all in their social
Mrs. Cornwallis-West, the first,
never forgave Ihe Churchill family.
She bided her lime and looked ahei'l
lo llu- revenge that would bc her
And there are many who believe she
obtained that revenge when Winston
Spencer Churchill was suddenly deprived of power and prestige and became merely a subordinate officer in
thc trenches
Still the mosl enjoyable revenge belongs to those win, gel it last ami
W'iifsloti Spencer Churchill is said to
be a friend of l.l.ivl George and those
other men who are making the England of efficiency, the England that
has no place in its war office for
scheming, intriguing Social leaders.
No Extra Charge
A colored auntie was taking her
first ride on a fast train when it
jumped the track and plunged headlong intONjhe ditch. After the crash
"auntie" picked herself up and began
munching a chicken wing she had
brought along for sustenance. The
conductor hurried up to ascertain the
damage.
"Were you hurt in the smashup?"
he asked excitedly.
"Law no!" she replied in astonishment. "Wuz tliere a smashup? I
to't dese yere combustifications went
right along wif de ticket."
Dyspeptic Old Lady: What ought
I to take for an acid rising?
Flip Drug Clerk: An acid drop,
madam.
* *  *
"llenford is a pacifist, isn't he'?"
"Rabid!    Why. be wouldn't let his
wife  have  cartridge  paper  on    their
dining-room   wall."
Up to Date Women Workers
j
CiANADIAN women of to-day are
��� demonstrating their keen pa-
' Irtotlstn In a great many ways,
but the latest and most up-to-date Is
the donning of man's ovoralls and
playing a most important part In the
workshops ot the Dominion. It was
at their own instigation that they exhibited a desire to take the places of
the men who had gone to the war.
The women of England are making
munitions and replacing those at the
front In almost every kind of trade,
and it Is nowadays considered to be
abreast of the times for the women
of Canada to do a similar work and
their little bit te help the country In
times of need.
A shortage of man labor >lias given
the women every opportunity, and
they have risen to the occasion. In
the C. P. R. Angus Shops at Montreal
the women have been first vvith the
ambition of emulating tlieir sisters In
England who are now wearing overalls just like men, and now they also
"v ear the breeches." They are glad
o. the change, for the skirts often
I'.-.iupered their work. The overall
gives them much comfort and has
been found of considerable convenience, particularly in the paint shop.
The overall gives them more confidence In carrying out the work.
Without the women the Empire cannot win the war._ j

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