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Volume 8, Number 292
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C., WEDNESDAY MORNING, FEBRUARY 18, 1914.
Price Five Cents,
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SENATE MAY W^
PANAMA O'iflON
Will Not Wait for Initiative
in   House���Repeal   Exemption Clause.
President Believes Opposition to Proposal  Has Been Overcome���
Come Up Thursday.
Washington, Keb. 17.���The senate
may not wait for Initiative action In
the house before taking under consideration the (juestlon of repealing
the tolls exemption section of tho
Panama canal act, it became apparent today. It waB Btattd hy senators
who are anxious to have the subject
settled to aid ln clearing up foreign
relations that some action toward a
solution of the question was probable
within a few days.
Thursday is set as the day for beginning discussion on the general arbitration treaties in executive session.
The expired treaty with Great Britain
will be taken up first, and It will be
certain to open the flood gates of
oratory on the Panama tolls question
as this was the stumbling block to
ratification of the treaty last summer.
Senator O'Gorman. who is opposed
to the convention and also opposed to
ihe president's dtsire that the canal
tolls exemption for American coastwise ships be removed, will lead the
attack.
President Wilson, It was learned today, is confident that formidable opposition in the senate to his toll
policy already has been overcome. Tonight it was learned that four Democratic senators told the president on
the night of his conference at the
While House with the foreign relations committee that they would reverse their position and vote to roll, a', the free toll section of the canal
act.
In the house, however considerable
opposition to repeal of the tolls provision has developed. The president
tomorrow will confer with Majority
Leader I'nderwood, who has been a
staunch advocate of toll exemption for
American ships.
At Forty Miles An Hour
Train Strikes Broken Rail
One Killed and Many Injured When Montreal-Toronto
Flyer Is Ditched���Few Passengers.
Smith's Falls, Ont., Feb. 17.���Engineer Robert Grant of Montreal was
instantly killed, Fireman Ernest Anderson of Smith's Falls sustained a
fracture of the leg and nearly a dozen
others were slightly Injured In a wreck
on the C.P.K. between Mountain Station and Inkerman, about 1:30 this afternoon. The Montreal-Toronto flyer,
running at a speed of 40 miles an hour
stiuck a broken rail, the engine being
ditched and the entire train leaving
the track. Engineer Grant was buried
beneath his locomotive and his fireman was hurled some distance Into
an adjoining field.
The escape from death of many of
the passengers and trainmen is con-
CAPTURE CASTILLO
AND SIX Of BAND
sldered miraculous as two of the day
toaches were badly smashed by coming in contact with the overturned engine. There were, however, not more
than 50 passengers on the train and
comparatively few in the cars which
bore the brunt of the shock.
The train was a heavy one, containing the baggage, mall and express cars,
six day coaches, two Pullmans and a
diner. Had not the engine overturned, it is probable that no great damage would have occurred. Several of
I the cars ran by the engine safely but
two of the coaches fouled it and were
wreckeel. The other cars were not:
overturned. The wreck proved to;
have been due to the action of frost
In heaving and breaking a rail.
Bandit Responsible for the
Cumbre Tunnel Disaster
Taken in U. S.
If Handed Over   to    Rebel,   Certain
Death Awaits Him���This Question   Undecided. '
SCHOOL BOARD'S
ACTIONS ARE VALID
Government Informs Trustees of Burnaby They May Transact Business���By-election Necessary.
IN BAG fIND
STOLEN FORTUNE
Fifty Thousand in Checks,
Drafts and Money Orders Under Building.
Although another election is necessary to fill the vacancy on the liurnaby school board, the actions taken by
that body during 1914 will remain
valid according to a communication
received from the Victoria authorities
which also gives power to the presen'
board to transact business until a
new election has taken place.
In such cases where an election is
considered doubtful it is generally left
for some ratepayer to protest In the
courts, but the school board appears
to be taking time by the forlcek and
are making plans for a new election
to take place in the immediate future.
The trouble, which has been previously reported, arose from the fact
that Trustee Donald Koss did not
hand in his resignation early enough
to permit the vacancy being legally
filled at the recent election.
LIBERALS ELECT DELEGATES
TO ATTEND CONVENTION
Ottawa, Keb. IT,���Fifty thousand
d..liars in cheques, drafts and money
orders, belonging to the Union Hank
of Canada and the St. Joseph's society, stele-n from the Ottawa pos,
office January 8, were found today
in a bug. hidden in the Canada Life
building, All lhe missing papers were
recovered though some of them could
easily have been cashed.
on ihe night of January 7 one of
the bank messengers left his bag in
the post oftice, Intending to get lhe
mall from the bank's private box in
tin morning, When he returned the
bag was gone and the private box
empty. The mystery has since baffled
tho police until the bag and its contents were accidentally found by an
employee of Ihe Canada Life building
this morning, One of the Union
bank cheques vvas a certithd one for
$26,000, The police are working on a
very meagre clue, Implicating a boy
in the  theft.
Had a Rough Trip.
Boston, Mass., I*'cb. 17.- Delayed
man) days by storms the Buoknell
line freighter Katblamba today ended
a voyagi from India with Uf, boats
ripped open, Bteel bulkhead doors
crushed, the starboard end of tbe
bridge In Bpllutern and several members of th crew nursing hurts. One
eif many greal seas which hoarded the
freighter flooded lhe officers' quarters.
RAPS AND ROBS
EXPRESS AGENT
Robber    Knocks    Agent   Unconscious
.ind Escapes with $5400���Bloodhounds on Trail.
Farmington, Hi.. Eeb. 17. ��� A
stranger walked into tli Adams Express company office tonight, knocked
<'. I.. Brown, the express agent, un
c .UK-clous and escaped with a package
containing $*8.400. The currency wns
consigned to a Chicago bank.
Brown was found bound and gagged, an hour later, but he did not re-
rnin consciousness for two hours.
Physicians say his skull Is fractured
and he probably will die. He is unable
to give a description of the robber.
Bloodhounds' will he placed on the
trail.
New Westminster will be well represented at the Victoria convention of
the Liberal party of British Columbia
to be held next Wednesday, according to arrangements made at a meeting of the local organization in the
Oddfellows hall last night. Fourteen
delegates will represent the Royal
City together with President George
Kennedy and John Held, members of
'he provincial executive.
The following were elected delegates: Alderman J. B. Jardine, Alderman ,f. S. Bryson, Oeorge Adams, J.
P. II. Hole, W. I.. Johnson. R. Fenton.
B. J. Boughen, R. C. McDonald, J. C.
I.orce. W. McAdam. A Hardman, A.
Menzlt s, C. B. Sword and J. W. Irwin.
Alternates elected were K. Bucklin. J.
W. McDonald, J, Forrester, A. Christie,  D.  Walker.
President Oeorge Kennedy occupied
the chair, while J. P. H. Bole, Alderman Bryson and John Reld gave brief
addresses on the welfare of the party
in this section of the province.
DISMISS THEATRE
CONTRACT SUIT
MAY NOW SOLVE
MURDER MYSTERY
Russian   Charged  with   Killing   Countryman Who Disappeared Over
Year Ago.
The arrest of Elooshea Dzabaeff at
Fraser Mills Monday night and his ap
pearance before Magistrate Clute In
district court yesterday morning
brought to light what is believed by
the provincial police to be the details
of a murder which is alleged to have
taken place at Still creek, Burnaby,
in November, 1012.
A charge of murdering Alexander
Sekinaeff was laid against Dzabaeff.
the former having disappeared from
Vancouver over a year ago.
Great secrecy has been maintained
by the provincial police ever the affair and it was learned yesterday that
the Hurnaby police in conjunction
with the provincial authorities had
dragged Still creek some two months
ago in the hopes of finding the body
of the missing Russian.
The disappearance of Sekinaeff
from Vancouver created considerable
surprise among tbe Russians there cs
the man waa favorably known and
was supposed to be worth considerable money. Dzabaeff was remanded
by Magistrate Clute for eight dayB at
the request of Provincial Chief Constable Smith, who came over from
Vancouver.
Octet More It Freezes.
Winnipeg. Feb. 17.��� Light snowfall
and flurries have occurred today In
many parts of the west. Temperatures
have dropped to the freezing point
again in Alberta and also in Sas
katchewan and Manitoba.
ASSIZE COURT
MUST GO ON
Negotiations   to   Conclude
Session   Did   Not   Materialize.
No Siijned Agreement Between Opera j
House and Stock Company���
Acticn Thrown  Out.
B cause he had failed to Insist on
the signing of a contract covering the
terms of the Tangley company's engagement at the opera house. Manager C. F��� Wells lost his suit yesterday morning for damages resulting
from the breaking of that engagement
last week.
Il is also developed during the hearing that, while the seeress associated
wilh the company, for all advertising
and seertng purposes is Madame Pearl
Tangley, in private life she ls plain
Mrs. Charles Earnest Wtlsh, wife of
the luxuriant-haired, bo-spectacled
young gentleman who comes out on
the stage lo Impress on you what a
strain it is on the soothsayer's nerves
to tell you whether your husband Is
true or whether or not it was another vvOman's hair you found in his
soup last evening.
Pearl evidently sticks strictly to
seerlng nnd leaves court actions to
her hubby, fur she wasn't on the job
yesterday morning when the case was
called before the honorable Justice
Morrison, After considerable evidence
bad been taken nud Mrs. Madam.'
Wtlsh Tangley's other half had had n
chance to pull some free advertising
stunts from the witness box, his lord
Bhlp dismissed the case, the damage
claim and counter claim, ordering
each Bide to pay Its own costs, 0. E.
Cassady iipj.cured for the plaintiff and
J. Stllwcll Clute for the defendant.
The reported arrangement between
counsel for the crown and the defence
In yp. Vancouver island strike cases
did not materialize yesterday as anticipated and the trial of Charles
Stiles on two counts of rioting and
taking pari in au unlawful assembly
in Nanaimo was proceeded with, adjournment being taken at the end of
tin* day till this morning, when the
cas** will ii,. concluded,
There are* still rumors floating
about of a continuing of negotiations
between the two sides which, if consummated successfully, would bring
the present court of assize to a close,
but so far nothing definite has been
arrived at.
The evidence in the Stiles case was
along the same lines ns that submitted in the previous Nanaimo hearings, dealing principally with the
crowd at tho number one shaft and
the stoning of the Patterson house
later lu the day. Several witnesses
for tiie crown Identic d Stiles as having been In the crowd.
The humor of the trial came at the
close of the testimony of Sterling, who
had been a special Constable in Nanaimo on August 11 nnd who y ester-
day appeared In the role of a witness
for the defence.
Sterling, who isn't what could be
called a heavyweight, told of having
taken a shotgun from Patterson when
the latter appeared nt the doer of his
home when Ihe crowd were Btonlng
the windows of the house. Patterson.
by the way, Is n husky chunk of a
man.
"Would ynu have us believe." asked
his lordship, "that you could have
lakes the gun away from a man of
Patterson's physique and build, if be
had resisted ?"
"He hadn't a chance with me, sir,"
answered the witness. "I spun It out
of his hand Just like that."
El Paso. Texas, Feb. 17. -Maximo
Castillo, the Mexican bandit charged
with responsibility for the Cumbre
tunnel disaster in which ten Americans and 41 others lest their lives,
was captured :;& miles south of
Hachlta, N. M., today by American
troops. This information was conveyed to General Hugh L. Scott, commandant at Fort Bliss, in an official
telegram from Captain White, Ninth
United States cavalry.
With the bandit were six ot his
followers. According to Captain
White's brief dispatch, they surrendered without a fight. They will be
brought here.
In United States.
Castillo, to avoid a range of mouu-
tains on the Mexican side, made a de
HI GILL EIRST
CHOICE f OR MAYOR
Recalled in 1910, Defeated
in 1912 Seattle Voters
Now Support Him.
James D. Trenholme Will Oppose Him
In Elections on March 3���Primaries Yesterday.
Seattle, Feb. 17���Hiram C. GUI, who
was elected mayor of Seattle in 1910,
recalled for alleged misconduct ln office the next year and defeated by
Mayor Cotter,tl in 1912, was selected
as candidates for mayor In today's
preferential primary, receiving as
many votes as his three nearest competitors combined. For second place
James D. Trenholme, so-called "business men's candidates," is about 400
votes ahead of Richard Winsor, with
returns from one-fifth of the city-
counted.
Although Winsor under the law filed
as a non-partisan candidate, his nomination was made and his campaign
managed by the Socialist party. Austin E. Griffiths, indorsed by the Min-
tour which brought him into American jisteriai federation, is fourth in the
territory. Captain White was on the . votes thus far counted. The two high-
watch, having received information j est candidates will contest for the
yesterday from Walter McCormick, i mayoralty in the election on March 3.
American manager of Las Palcmos j a majority of all votes cast in the
ranch, on the Mexican side, that the I primary does not elect under the law-
much wanted man was in the vicinity. ��� here, which is different from the pref-
Captain White telegraphed by army erential primary in most of the other
wireless to General Scott for instruc- cities of the coast,
tions and was ordered to arrest the j A remarkable feature of Gill's tri-
bandit should he put foot on Ameri- i umph is that his campaign was direct-
can soil. ed chiefly by men who brought about
Whether the prisoner shall be surrendered to the rebels is a legal tiues-
tion which remains to be settled.   If
his recall in 1911.    Gill tonight gave
out the following signed statement:
"My nomination at the direct prim
this is done there Is no doubt that he jary election was due to the fact that
will be executed for the Cumbre dis- more citizens voted for me than for
aster. He is not charged with any j any other candidate. To them I am
crime en this side. j profoundly grateful. But I feel that my
His Crime. nomination was really caused by the
Castillo set fire to a freight train in j powerful and remarkable letter of
the Cumbre tunnel two weeks ago. j Erastus Brainerd, former editor of the
The cars were burning when a passen- | Seattle Post-Intelligencer, and recent-
VOTE EAVORS
GENERAL STRIKE
ger train crashed into it and every
life aboard was lost. The tunnel is
still buruing. A special to the Times
from Hnchita, N. M��� says the capture
wis made by Lieutenant Rothwell, of
ircop A, and remarks that it was particularly gratifying is coming on the
beels of the theft of 18 horses belonging to the regiment by Mexicans on
Sunday. The special continues:
The band of outlaws under heavy
ly of the San Francisco Call. He vvas
known to the people of Seattle as the
man who effected my recall. At a
time when every daily newspaper in
Seattle had told me I must not be a
candidate, because it would disgrace
the city elsewhere and they gave me
no other publicity, the letter of Mr.
Brainerd giving his reasons why he
supported me was published and thousands of the people who had followed
guard is now marching overland to! him in recalling me, followed him in
Hachlta and Bhould arrive about mid- [supporting me. I expect to be elected
night. Charles McDovv. a prominent and under all the circumstances I
rancher, who knows Castillo, ideuti- j would be worse than human and would
fled Castillo, and the latter made no , he as black as the devil I have been
attempt to deny it. j painted if I do not devote every pos-
"Captaln White will ask  that Cas-1 slble ounce of my  efficiency  to  the
tilio and Captain    Eniillo   Garcia,    a i best Interests of all the people of Se
attle  after their  magnanimous  treat
ment of me."
Seventy precincts, or one-fourth of
the city,  gave Gill  6180;   Trenholme
FIRST ELECTRIC CHAIR
IN STATE OF INDIANA
member of the band previously captured, be transported immediately to
El Paso as the number of soldiers on
duty here is limited.
"Cavalrymen are watching the bor-12784;  Winsor. 2271;  Griffiths, 1902
der for a large body of Castillo's men	
now on the other side. Should they.
by any mistake, set foct on this side
of the line they will be arrested. Reports of their presence came from
ranchmen who saw them in the hills
south of Dog Springs, in the Las Palo-
mos ranch. It was on this spot that
Castillo camped last night."
Previous reports of Castillo's capture, made to General Villa, proved
untrue. The latter expressed his
gratification at the capture tonight.
General Scott vvas no less jubilant.
Walk-out of Telegraph Operators of O. R. &. N.
Imminent.
Await Arrival of Government Mediator���Employee* Willing to
Arbitrate.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 17���With the
vote running 95 per cent In favor of
striking and already three-fourths of
the vote in, a general strike of tbe
telegraph operators in the employ of
the Oregon-Washington Railroad and
Navigation company may be called
next week unless an understanding
between the operators and the officials or the line can be reached, or a
solution secured through federal mediation, which has been asked for.
E. J. Manion of St. Louis, fifth vice-
president of the Order of Railroad
Telegraphers, is in Portland in charge
of the situation for the telegraphers.
He says he will not call the strike
until the arrival of the government
mediator, G. W. W. Hangar, who left
Washington today. Mr. Hangar will
reach Portland Monday. If the railroad makes known Its willingness to
mediate Mr. Manion said today he will
postpone calling the strike.
Officials of the Oregon-Washington
Railway and Navigation company today said that the situation presented
no critical phases yet. Since Nov. 15
conferences were held with M. J.
Buckley, general superintendent, and
E. A. Kflipple, superintendent of telegraphs, in an effort to bring about the
granting of the demands of the employees. The conference with these
officials was followed by an appeal
to J. P. O'Brien, general manager and
vice-president.
"Mr. O'Brien refused to concede anything and the matter was turned over
to. the Order of Railroad Telegraphers," said Mr. Manion today. "I (lied
my request for a mediator to be sent
representing the federal government
on Feb. 13."
The schedule asked for by the telegraphers is simtllar to that of the
Southern Pacific and Northern Pacific
and if granted will Involve a reduction of hourB of labor and changes In
the salary scale and the establishment
of a seniority system in promotion.
There are 250 station agents and operators In Washington, Oregon and
Idaho, involved.
The strike plans were at first reported to be an echo of the general
shopmen's strike of 1911 on the Har-
riman system, but offioials of the
Oregon-Washington Railroad and Navigation company, now separated
from the Harriman system, say this
was false.
BIG MAJORITY EOR
WIUIAM MURRAY
France Gets the Money.
Paris, Keb. 17���Victor Pott, who shot
and killed his son, Harry Gragson,
the comedian, last December after a
trivial dispute, died in prison today,
lie was to have been tried on the
charge of homicide. Pott was 85 years
old and as there are no relatives so
far as known and Pott left no will,
a large part of Gragson's fortune, estimated at $400,000, will go to the
French treasury.
Indianapolis.  Intl.,   Feb.   17 ���Execution  by electricity in  Indiana  will  be
I administered   for   the   first   time    in
I tbe  state  next   Friday    when    Steve
I Cherka.  of Gary,  and   Harry   Hasico,
of  Terra   Haute,   both  convicted    of
wife murder, will pay the peualty for
their crimes at the state prison    at
Michigan City.
Governor Ralston today rebuked
two men and a \\oman wbo brought
two of Cherka'B children to his office
to make a final plea for clemency for
tbe father. The little* girl kissed aud
foiii'Yd the governor's hand and begged him to save her father. The
governor became angered and voiced
his displeasure at the attempt to play
on h's sympathy.
Talks  It Over with  Yuan.
Peking, Feb. 17.���William W. Rock
hill, formerly United states ambassa
tlor to Turkey, Is In Pekinlg discuss
Ing with President Yuan Shi Kai the   has
conditions attaching to the position of morning for Bentonci
Ar.est Boy Gunman.
Ldimnti i, Feb. 17.���Alton Bowles,
the boy gunman arrested Sunday
night aft. r complaints had come in
that lu- had held up several young
girls at the point of a revolver, pleaded guilty to five criminal charges and
bi i ti   remanded   until   Monday
in the in mi-
Defeats Mrs. M. S. Rennie in
Contest for Seat on the
School Board.
general adviser to the Chinese preil
dent. The post was offered to lilm
while he was still at Constantinople,
but he declined it.
time Magistral.* Massle will decide
whether  to  Bend   the  youth   back   to
the reformtory at Portage la Prairie
lor lu jail at Fort Saskatchewan.
SECTION OF OKOTOKS
GOES UP IN SMOKE
Flames Destroy Five Buildings Caus-j
ing $60,000 Damage���Origin
Unknown.
William Murray was yesterday
elected to the vacant position on the
school board, caused by the resignation ol Trustee Kennie, with a majority of 322 over his opponent, Mrs.
M. S. Rennie. Mr. Murray received a
total poll of bill, while Mrs. Rennie
had 1*5 electors supporting her. The
victor received majorities at the city
hall where the largest poll was cast
and iu the west end, while Mr3. Rennie found more supporters in Sapperton, in which district she resides.
The poll was heavier than expected
and was very satisfactory, it being
thought that the total vote for thai
by-election would be under GOO.
The official figures given cut by Returning Officer J. Stllwel) Clute a few
minutes to 8 o'clock last night were
as follows:
Murray. Rennie.
City Hall No. 1      204 69
City Hall No, 2     230 63
West  End
Sapperton
29
44
7
55
Totals        507 185
Only   one spoiled ballot   was   cast,
that at city hall No. 2 station.
IMPROVE  PHONE SERVICE
OF PORT MOODY���NEW BOARD
Okotoks. Alta., Feb. 18.���Fire which
broke out this morning in MacLeod's
clothing store here gutted live buildings and caused damage estimated
at $60,000 before It was placed under
control, The premises destroyed
were:
The Okotoks Hardware company.
The town residence of George Hoad-
ley, M. I,. A., pituated over the hardware store.
The MacLeod clothing store, above
which was located a big hall.
A  building  owned  by  William  A,
MacLeod, of Calgary, and occupied by
Van der Plant's photc studio and a
Chinese restaurant.
A building owned by George Thompson and occupied by a tailoring estab
llsluueut.
John Wilsons undertaking establishment.
The lire, th=> cause of which is not
known, was discovered about 2 o'clock
and the lire bell caused a hurried
turnout of citizens. When the fire
brigade got working the flames had
gone beyond control.
Almost superhuman efforts were required to prevent the flames from
spreading to a number of residences
on the opposite side of the street and
to the big Patterson store.
The loss to tho Okotoks Hardware
company Is estimated at $35,000, with
$11,000 insurance carried.
Port Moody has been assured by the
B. C. Telephone company that from
now on it is to have a first class
phone service. The latest type of
maiuieto switchboard has been Installed, with a capncitv of 100 lines,
which can be extended by sections as
the young city grows. It is expected
the new arrangements will take care
of Port Moody's phone growth for the
next two or thn e years, but In case.
It travels faster than the telephone
company figures, another section can
be added to the board without any
difficulty.
The new switch board, which    embraces several of the latest feature*
of Hervice, was installed by Mr. Jackson, of the Installation department of
j the  company,  while   District  Traff'o
j Superintendent C. F. Duncan also took
la hr.nd In the work. ,
fff
*S PAGE TWO
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
V/EDNESDAY. FEBRUARY 18, '914.
Wtmm^leii
An Independent rooming paper devoted to the Interests of New Westminster and
the Fraser Valley. Published every morning except Sunday by the National Printing
and Pul.li--.hing Company. Limited, at 6*S McKaude Street, N.*w Westminster, British
Columbia ROBB scthk.hi.a.vi). Managing Director.
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to Individual tn.n.t" rs of the staff. Cheques, drafts, and money orders should be made
payable to The National Printing and Publishing Company, Limited.
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WEDNESDAY   MORNING.  FEERUARY  18,  1914.
SETTING THE PACE.
If the Dominion authorities need any further assurance that the city of New Westminster was unalterably
in support of its own harbor development scheme and the
federal project for the deepening of the port channel they
got it on Monday evening at the council meeting when
Alderman Annandale, as chairman of the harbor committee, announced that a third shift soon would be put to
work on the harbor improvement job. That is the kind
of thing that carries weight higher up and the city's decision to rush the pace along the waterfront is bound to
bear fruit.
On Monday evening the ratepayers were served with
what they wanted, free discussion of civic affairs, and
the open-palmed manner in which the chairman of the
harbor committee tackled the proposition, together with
his expressed confidence in the value of the scheme and
its ultimate success, provided the right tonic at the right
time.
Nothing worth having ever was won without a fight
and the man or the community that can hang on and
struggle is the one that is going to get what it is after.
The campaign for New Westminster's harbor has a history almost as long as that of the city itself and, from all
indications, the last big battle is on. It is always in the
home stretch that the pace tells and from now to the finish
this town must stand prepared to scrap as it never
scrapped before for the only fresh water port on the British Pacific coast. The big factor in favor of the Fraser
river is that it has the goods and that is the element that
is arousing the jealousy of other places, but the weight of
real evidence will tell in the end if the citizens themselves
do their part to help the case along.
By its decision to rush the harbor improvement work
the city council is setting the pace for the Dominion government, a pace that government is pledged to follow if
promises from the highest possible authority mean anything.   It's up to everybody to climb on the band wagon.
The only breed of bear that doesn't "hole up" for the
winter is the bruin who operates in the neighborhood of |
the stock market.
iiatioii of rood),  said  Dr.  Adami, "is
also ta\.*d beyond  its power.    1 remember���it  is  not  very   long ago���
when our entire water works system
consisted   in   peddling     water     from j
iicuse to house in cart?.    A few years j
later we had a pumping station, but
had no means of ensuring the purity *
of the water.   A great deal of the wat-!
er drainage and sewage used to pass;
through the Lachine canal in the sum-]
mer months, but in the winter, when |
the locks were closed, was deflected |
into Ihe stream from which our water
supply was drawn. j
Regular   Epidemics.
The   result  was   that   along   about]
December we used  to have regularly |
year by year epidemics of typhoid fever.    In early spring, when the canal
locks   were   sometimes     too    hastily
opened, and had to be closed again, it
would result in typhoid. We have not
a pure water supply today.
"So great have the responsibilities
become in connection with the water
works that we can no longer afford to
have such a department In charge of
a second class man.    I  do not mean
to criticize Engineer Janin.   I admit
that he is a very capable man, and in
all respects a first-class engineer. But
we need not only a first-class engineer,
but a first-class organizer, a man who
shall be a leader of men.
"There   is   yet   greater  need,"   con-
I tinned Dr. Adami, 'that the head of
j each department shall be in absolute
' control of tho section and disposition
j of his staff, free from political influence.     Montreal   today   suffers   from
the     patronage   system,  but,   like   all
; other  great cities,  she  must  get  rid
i of this baneful influence."
Whole  Leaf Teas   are worth  50% more  than
those of a broken and dusty character.
BUSINESS  DIRECTORY
AUDITOR   AND   ACCOUNTANT.
II. J. A. BURNETT, AUDITOR AND
Accountant. Telephone It 447. Uooiu .
22 Hart Dlock.
P. ft Srrlth. W. J. droves.
AUDITORS AND ACCOUNTANTS.
.Vork   undertaken    It    city    and    out"'.Is
points.    211-12    Went! duster   Trust   Bids
Phone  3U4.     P.  O.  Box  607.
Teas are free of dust sweepings and broken leaves.
Every infusion is clean, fragrant  and delicious.
Sealed lead packets only.���Never sold in bulk.
FEWER LOBSTERS
BUI MORE MONEY
The Tasty Lads Are Not so Plentiful
but the Price Today is Very
High.
The wonderful productiveness of the
Canadian seashores is such thn the
lobster industry is still carried on on
a vast scale, and the total money
value oi' the lobster fishery is greater
than ever, but the annual returns are
really misleading, because while the
supply of lobster is declining, the
pi ice      has   so   materially   advanced
that the total value is greater  today
than  at  any previous period.    Thus,,
in   1SS0  lobster   brought  $5   a   case, |
whereas  last year the price  realized
was nearly four times that amount.
In   the ease of  the oyster,  though
the number of barrels annually  produced  ou the Canadian beds is only
half what  it  vvas ten years ago, the
] prico per barrel has increased  in the
j same   ratio  as  the  price  of  lobsters
' und Is now four or five times what it
vvas in 1880.
The [oKowtng points are worthy
j of attention In considering the present condition of the lobster industry:
1. The si/.e of lobsters has mac-
icrially declined, great catches being
lot very much smaller average size
than in former years, while the Ii-thin,": operations are carried on over a
very much larger airea, and with
greatly increased number of traps,
and in deeper water, and, in most districts, with the assistance of motor
boats.
-'. The traps used are more effective and destructive than formerly,
and the parlour and other forms of
trap have replaced the lobster pot
used In past years.
3 There is a tendency in some localities to increase the small canneries and, in such canneries, to either
pack the fishermen's catches on share
or to pack them for the fishermen,
charging a rate agreed upon for the
cost of eatis and the labor.
4. While the size limit has been
iirntired and was practically a dead
letter when various si/.e limits wore
In force in the different lobster districts, the fishermen realize that the
taking of the small lobsters has been
detrimental. In such localities as the
shore of Grand Manan Island, a large
si/.e   limit   seems   to   have   been   ob
served. It Is a widespread opinion
that, by returning small lobsters to
the water and marketing only the
large lobsters the value of the catch
has been increased. Hut in general
fishermen do not favor a size limit
and some canneries would, for a time
be closed wore the eight or nine inch
limit enforced generally. All, however, are convinced that the berried
lobster���the female lobster carrying
eggs���must be protected.���From the
report of the Dominion shell fish
fishery commission, 1912-13.
FRATERNAL
NEW WESTMINSTER I.ODliK No. 1
II. Ai P. O. cf Elks of the I), of *.'..
meet the first nnd third Friday at
8 p.m., Labor Temple, Seventh and
Royal avenue. A. Wells Oray
Exalted Ruler; P. H. Smith, Secretary.
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O. M.
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OFFICIALS  BAR PUPS
BORN ON WAY TO U. S.
Portland, Ore., Fob. 17. Because a
blooded English setter dog, bought by
Eugene Simpson, of this city, at Nanaimo, U. ('., gave birth to six puppies
while enroute to Portland, the animal and her family have been held by
Seattle customs officials, according
to information received by Mr. Simpson.
Gypsy Girl is the mother dog's
name. Mr. Simpson paid $100 for her.
As the manifest accompanying her
called for "one English setter dog,"
the customs men declared they could
not pass seven dogs on it. even although six of them were only day old
babies. Negotiations are still in progress and MV. Simpson says he may
have to appeal to Washington to gi t
liis canine family,
I. O. O. F AMITT LODGE NO. 17--The
regular meeting- of Amity lodge N*>
27. I. O. O. F.. la held every Monday
night at 8 o'clock In Odd Fellows' Hall
corner Carnarvon and Eighth struts.
Visiting brethern cordially Invite*.
R. A. Merrlthcw, N.O.; H. W. Sf.n*r?ter
V. G.; W. C. Coatham, P. O.. record-
Inn secretary: J. W. MacDonnld, financial secretary.
FUNERAL    DIRECTORS.
V. B. FA1.KS���Pioneer Funeral tilrectot
nud Kmbalmer. 112-118 Agnes street,
opposite Carnegie Library.
S. BOWRLL (SUCCESSOR TO CF.N-
ter A Hanna. Ltd.)���Funeral directors
und embalmers. Parlors 40f. Columbia
street.    New   Westminster.    Phone  DM.
Annual Conference.
Montreal, Feb. 17.���The annual
conference and banquet of tho Canadian Pulp and Paper association will
be held at the Windsor hotel Thursday, Fob. 1ft. Delegates from all over
Canada will be in attendance'
Bankers and business men of the United States say,
things are picking up, reads a news despatch.   The scavenger and the ragman say the same, so here's hoping.
A Mormon died this week in Utah leaving fourteen
children, sixty-two grandchildren and fifty-four great
grandchildren, which sounds like a pretty good record
even for Utah.
No more marble playing for Spokane school kids;\W
it's gambling, say the trustees, but it wasn't considered��� V*^
gambling when those same trustees were playing "for'
keeps.''
What would the ghosts of the men who signed the!
American declaration of independence think if they could
see Woodrow Wilson vetoing senate bills and telling congress where it gets off and on?
Who can say that woman isn't coming to the front
after reading that Philadelphia despatch about the girl
who planned her own abduction so that she could marry ||
the man of her choice?
The reports being circulated at Ottawa from Vancouver sources knocking the Fraser river have passed the
stage where they may be called misleading. They're plain,
barefaced lies, nothing less.
A king as premier and minister of war is the latest
innovation in polities which is being carried out in Sweden. Wonder what the International Brotherhood of
Reigning Monarchs things of the move.
WARD SYSTEM ONLV
GIVES SMALL iN
Montreal   Speaker   Talks   on   Present
Day Municipal Slate of Affairs*
Interesting Views.
l.
. ��� ��� m
: .1
V  I  .
lldltll  I!.-       IA
tl,   analyzed
it.  Ad,iini  in
.  i* tor    th.
i  i   ti
uounc !.
Montn il,    I-'1 ii
Moiiln al    hi re    re
and ont in.. il  by   D
a   led ne     In i      I : ll
d. bal Ing   cl ,h   of
Knights i f Columbus,
Dr. Ael ,ii,i tl-. v. a compn heuslv.
outline i*; I hi pt. .a ul daj munleipal
state of affairs, treating his Btibj ol
more Iii;'* a neutral uch ntilio topic
than a political one. At lhe Bame time
ho took n* Ithtr ti very pessimistic or
a very opt mis tic view.
Th. ailln = ef t.ii* e ty i r Montreal
as concluded by Or. Adam , wi re lhe
(allure of the ward system and tin*
Influence of Quebec in municipal mat
t<Ts here, As ei remedy lit suggested
radical changes In tho civic eovern-
tuent .-ind Independent of Quebee.
"It may seem n very trivial thing to
Fay," said Or, Adami, "but it does not
.'���trikn me as humorous when l Bay
that the one disease from which tho
tii.y It; Buttering rru'.'ly Is 'growing
pains'    In   tin* old  days  the   people
ci i d get in t  " open air, but today, I
with land so valuable, the city is al |
togi ther too crowded,
"We are suffering fn m too much
government, it is right that a child
should be governed by Its parents, hut
when tlu* child grows up and reaches
man's estate it Is very largely, and
wisely, released from parental con
I trol.
"Nol so with Montreal, however. It]
hii<-* many times, and especially re*
cently. been painfully shown that wi
are enMrely over-ruled by Quebec, To-
it ��������� ''.������ii.*i"ii has no power ovi r Its
oven sheets and anv corporation Is 'O
��� * ������        liberty Ui tear up new Ij  Ui I
|**,V ell*, nt,-."
- >,,, ',,< tufci* then criticized I he new
p:i-. In - law. He said that them was
no rlty on the* continent  ol  the size
��� f M ���" real where t;." corpoi al Ion was
compelled to bear the entire cosl of
paving,
Ag.iir.st Ward System.
In ri tear,I to ilu* present municipal
methods, nnd more especially to the
ward system In Montreal, IK Adam!
declared thai the aldprmanlc system
was no longer profitable and benefl
'���j*'!. Small wards, said Dr, Adami.
menu stroll men and small men gen
I '���- '*' ���- mi an much talk and Utile pros
ress. In many American cities the
waed i.vet.*in lias been replaced by the
eomm'sslon  system,  he  said,  and   in
i most European cities the same method >
] vet      "f'.'lltetl.
Dr.  A.daral discoursed on the water
i question   lengthily.
|    "Our system of metabolism" (asBltn-'
BOARO   OF  TRADE.
BOARD OF TRADE���NEW WHHTMIN-
ster Board of Trade meets ln the board
room, City Hall, aa follows: Third Kriday of each month; quarterly me^lnj
on ttie third Friday of February, May,
August and November at 8 p tn. Annual meetings on the third Friday of
Fobruary. C. H. Stuart Wade, seere-
taiy
PUBLIC   STENOGRAPHER.
SPECIFICATIONS. AGREEMENTS OT
Sale, Deeds, Business Letters, etc.: dr-
cultir work specialist. All work strlctlv
confidential. H. Barry, room 418 Westminster Trust Blk.   Phone 702.
PROFESSIONAL.
CORBOULD, GRANT * McCOLL, BAR-
Haters. Solicitors, eto. 40 Lorne Streets
New Westminster. G. E. Corbould, K.
C.    J. R. Grant.    A. E. McColl.
ADAM SMITH JOHNSTON BARRISTER-
at-law. Solicitor, etc. Solicitor for the
Rank of \ ancouver. Offices: Merchants Bank Building. New Westminster, B.C. Telephone No. 1070. Cable
address "Johnston." Code Western
Union. -v
W.   P.
HANSFORD
BARRISTER
so-
llcltor
etc.
Colllster Block,
corner Col-
umlila
anil
McKenzie streets
N.-w
West-
minster,  B.C.    p.
O.   Box
t-tsD.
Tele-
phono
344.
j WHITESIDE. EDMOND8 A WHITB-
si.le ��� Barristers and Solicitors, Westminster Trust Blk., Columbia str-et
New Westminster, B. C. Cable address
"Whiteside." Western Union. P. O.
Drawer 200. Telephone 19 W. J
Whiteside, K. C: H. L. Edmonds, D.
Whiteside.
J. STILWELL CLUTE, Barrister allow,
solicitor, etc.; corner Columbia aoi
McKenzie streets. New Westminster
B. C.   P. O. Box 112.    Telephone   7!��;
J, P. HAMPTON BOLE, BARRISTER,
Solicitor and Notary. Offices Har*
block, 28 Lorne street. New Westminster, B. C.
McQUABRIH, MARTIN A CA88ADT,
Barristers and Solicitors. 605 to tli
Westminster Trust Block. O. E. Martin. W. G. McQuarrie and George L
Cassady.
SYNOPSIS   OF  COAL  M1NINO   HI
GULATIONB
You cannot realize the richness, coolness and full fragrance
that skilful blending can produce in Virginia leaves, without
buying and smoking these famous favorites.
They are an exactly right combination of finest workmanship and material, which has earned for them a world wide
popularity.
Ask your dealer for them today.
���V'^vl
..ra^mftzma&Z
COAL MINING rights of the Domic ten
In Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Albert*,
the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and In a portion of the Province
<>f British Columbia, may be leased tor a
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental nf 11 an acre. Not more than SStt
acres wlll be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
hy the applicant ln person to the Agent
ir Sub-Agent of the district In which tbt
rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must b��
described by sections, or legal suti-dlvl-
-Inns ot sections, and In tinsiirv. y.-.l territory the tract applied for shall us
naked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanied
by a fee of $5 which wlll be refunded If
the rights applied for are not available,
but not otherwise. A royalty shall be
paid un the merchantable output of tin
mine at the rate of five cents per ton.
The person operating the mine shall
furnish the Agent with sworn return*
accounting for the full quantity of mer-
���liatitiilil.* coal mined and pay the royalty thereon. If the coal mining rlgl,:s
are not being operated such returns shorn*
be furnished at least once a year.
The lease wlll Include the coal mlr.'.'is
rights only, but the leasee wlll tie permitted to purchase whatever avnllaMi
surface rights may be considered neo**-
lary for the working of the mine at ten
rate of }10 an acre.
For full Information application should
ne  made to the Secretary of the Depart
-nent  of tho Interior,  Ottawa,  or to anj
Vgent  or Sub-Agent of  Dominion   l-aittU.
W. W. CORT,
Deputy Minister of thn  Interior..
N. B.���Unauthorized publication nf Ihli
iilvei tlK.'l.i.tit   Wlll not  be paid  for
New Wellington
COAL
JOSEPH MAYERS
Office,  554  Front  Street,
Foot of Sixth Street.
P. O. Box 345. Phone 105.
Westminster
Transfer Co!
Office Phone 185.        Barn Phone 137.
Begble  Street.
Baggage Delivered Promptly to
Any Part of the City,
Light and Heavy Hauling
CITY OF NEW WESTMIN8TER, B.C. WEDNESDAY.  FEBRUARY  18,  1914.
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
PACE THREE
Commission Government
a Failure in St. John
' Writing under the head, "Commission Government a Failure'." in the
last Issue of the Canadian Municipal
Journal, Ce/liu McKay, St. John, N. B���
says in part as follows;
Instead of recognizing city government as a powerful agent for general
betterment, we have rather regarded
it as a necessary evil. Anything like
sustained interest in civic affairs has
been lamentably lacking. Spasmodic
uprisings of civic spirit have been followed by long periods of apathy. Various kinds of reform movements have
appeared and elected good men; antl
the good -men have been left to their
own devices until in due course the
citizens woke up again and concluded
that the good men had become bad,
and should be replaced by another set
of good men.
More recently the notion that we
could achieve excellence by electing
good men or better men seems to have
given way to the idea that our only
salvation lies in altering the machinery of civic government. No doubt
city government today, being concerned with a great variety of problems,
exercising many and divers functions,
may need some additions to the machinery found more or less satisfactory in the old days when the functions of civic government were largely confined to the exercise of police
powers. A strong executive such as
Un* hoard of control is certainly needed. But even where the board of control system is in operation there
Beems to be a growing agitation for
the adoption of city government by an
elective commission, supplemented by
tin* initiative and referendum. Probably the commission system is, what
it was designed lo be, an heroic remedy for a desperate condition, and
probably, too, it has In the American cities where it has been tried,
given, by comparison with the old
order of things, good results. But the
experience of American cities with
this pystcni is hardly a criterion tor
Canadian cities which have not fallen
Into a hopeless condition; and it is
significant that the* commission appointed by the Uritish Columbia legislature to investigate the different
systems of city government reported
against the commission plan and rec-
.rnn tended tbe adoption of the board
ol ci ntrol Bystem.
St. John's Experiment.
��As the experiment with the oom-
mission form of government in St.
���Iciin Ib a much better criterion for
Canadian cities than the experiments
In American cities it may be Of interest to review the circumstances
that led up to Its adoption.
St. John enjoyed for many years a
city government that was as good as,
if not better than that of the average
Canadian city. The council consisted fa mayor, four aldermen at large.
and thlrti en ward aldermen, au were
elected bj the general vote of the
ratepayers, the only difference between ti'.* aldermen-at-large .ind the
ward aldermen being that, the latter
ha.) tn be property owners in the
ward  lliey  were supposed    to    repre*
Bent.    Nine   boards    or    committees
made   up   of the varying numbers of
alderman had supervision of the different   services,   but   their   decisions
were always subject to the formal ratification of the council as a whole. No
doubt the system was somewhat cum-!
brous, and measures Involving money
expenditures often took a long while
to force their way through the ordinary routine of procedure.    And the
system was also weak of the adminis- j
trative side,  neither the  mayor nor'
chairmen of committees having any
special executive powers.
Permanent Streets.
Up to its last year of office the city
council had not seriously faced the
problem of providing the city with
permanent Btreets. The city had
spent, about one and a quarter millions to provide winter port facilities
for the trade of Canada, and had also
spent a large sum of money to construct a water system, tapping a chain
of lakes, and supplying water of a
ejuality better perhaps than that of
any other city in Canad. And in St.
John the building of streets anil the
laying of water or sewer mains have
been very expensive, because the site
of the city Is practically a solid rock.
For Us expenditures on public improvements St. John has not got the
results obtained In many other cities,
where the grading of a street or the
excavation of a trench Is simply a
matter of digging through soft earth.
When at last the old council embarked on an extensive programme*) of permanent street improvement it let a
big contra tc to an American company, which introduced new methods,
some'/lng that unless properly accredited always arouses uneasiness
In St. John. Immediately the aldermen found themselves the target of
criticism from many sources, and in i
reaponce to the agitation fostered by |
local contracting interests they held
an investigation but did not discover I
any particular reason for ihe public I
chime,'.
For various reasons the old  aldermen throughout the commission cam-
paign made no fff-irt to justify them-1
selves or the old order of things. Had
they chosen to do so they could have |
made stum* of the orators of the com-1
mission movemeut look rather    fool-!
Ish, for the latter certainly had little \
know!.ilt;.* of civic affairs.    However,
bhey had no particular reason to seek*
to justify the old order.    They were !
leaving the city in an excellent finan-'
clal position, with its bonds command-
Ing a price second to no city In Can- j
ada.
Most of the promoters of the com-
mlsiBOn movement were so fascinated
by   the   idea   of   commission   govern-!
ment   and   so   assured   that   the  city ;
vvas going to rack antl ruin that they
would not take the time to be sure of:
their facts.    For Instance, they issued ;
a pamphlet in which the people were \
given to understand that the city authorities controlled  a revenue of one
million   B   year,   and   were   invited   to '
Consider how  small  were  the results '
they got from the expenditure of such
a sum. Tiie city does r.ii <��� about that
amount tor public purposes, hut nearly three-Quarters of the sum Is ex-
pet *��� ,1 by the school board, the municipal lu.me commissioners, the public hiispitai commissioners, and varl
ous other Independent bodies, or goes
to bond Interest or Io meet other statutory obligations. Shortly after their
election Commissioners Sohofield and
Agar were expressing astonishment
that the expenditure actually under
the control of the city council was
hardly a quarter of a million. And instead of effecting economies, the commissioners, as soon as they got a
chance, added over $50,000 to the annual appropriations.
Not a Success.
The commission government in St.
John has not fulfilled the promises of
its promoters. All the city's business, except matters of a legal nature,
was to be transacted in the open. But
the commissioners have met in private every day, and practically all
their decisions have been arrived at in
secret. At the public meetings held
once a week about all that is done is
to formally ratify the proceedings of
the secret sessions. Under the old
regime every matter was discussed in
committee meetings open to the press
and public before it went to the full
council; the people had an opportunity to learn the considerations which
influenced the aldermen and to supply them with additional information
-.nil new points of view before they
made their final decision. Under the
new- system the people have an opportunity of learning what the commissioners do, but it is not often they
know the why and wherefore of the
actions taken. Only occasionally
have the commissioners expressed
their Individual views on a question
st their public meetings.
According to its advocates, the commission form of government would
make for a continuity of policy. But
so far the commissioners have not
mapped out any new and Important
policies; and under the new regime
the ordinary routine of procedure has
been marked by greater vacillation
than ever characterized the course of
the old council. Just because the
commissioners decide many matters
in secret before the people know what
they are doing, they sometimes find it
convenient to change their minds.
They have rescinded more of their
own orders than the old council did
in a similar period, and have been
obligi d to take back water on quite a
number of things.
Interest   Dulled.
Another argument urged In support
of the commission form of government was that it would tend to stimulate the civic spirit, and increase in-
teiest in civic affairs generally. But
so far that prediction has not been
fulfilled to any noticeable degree.
Since the proceedings at the public
meetings of the commissioners are
cut and dried, they lack the interest
of the educational value of the meetings of the old city fathers. Most resolutions are put through the public
meetings without discussion of any
kind, because '.hey have previously
been agreed to In private meeting.
The vigorous debates, the varied
points'of view, the frequent interchange of compliments, which featured the proceedings of the old city-
council and kept up an interest in
civic affairs, are lacking. The personal  equation, always a  picturesque
CACMLE AMD CABBY.
How  the Medical Students Tricked
the Jehu Into Losing a Patron.
The famous Dumfrie-sian was a
favorite with jehus in several lowns.
Oi all the literary celebrities of the
last century few were better known
to London drivers. For some years
the philosopher engaged a particular
man Trom the rank **aud  Insisted on
will,   its   exertions,   bavi?K n"nllrr-   Pft ,'.'Wb!,Pi" wE
went to  sleep,  and   it slept  soundly,  ver-    put his foot ln U'    and lost lUe
element in the old -ouncil. is seldom
In evidence, A col .riess impersonality pervades th public proceedings,
and blunts  public interest.
in the heat of the commission campaign it was .solemnly decided that
the citizens' committee should be kept
alive, and act as a sort of god-mother to the new government, advising
and directing it along the path of
civic righteousness. But the day af-
ter the ;last civic elections the committee,   wearied
I even through the rows over the chief
Of police and the municipal home affair.    The other day I asked a mem-
sage's custom in a singular manner.
A number of medical students getting to know of bis preference for this
Cherry Rolls.
Drain the juice from a pint of canned
her of the sub-committee which ore   Particular man, and finding the driver cherries, preferably red Morello cber-
pared   the  commission  charter   how  lnquirod if hR knew who bis r(gular rles. which bave been sweetened when
1 he  thought  the  commissioners' were fare was-    0n recelvinB a reP,y invt,ne canned.   While the cherries are drain-
, making out. ; negative the students informed bim |ng make B Wscuit dougn of one and
"I am not bothering about them," !tbat he wa8'on�� ��* the most famous one.half cupfulg of flour> tw0 level tea-
I he said.   "We had enough trouble get-1 r^iSSl^L BS*0?j��, SithSfa spoonfuls of baking powder, one-half
ting the commission  system  started j fhey then gave him a book wlth tne
v., advice to have i< onere and to aDoear   teaspoonful of salt, one heaping table-
vauon^ l Ta^en't   Un^t Ten53!;: to^bfre'ad ngVhe^er^he abroach- j 'Panful of lard and a ..ttle sweet milt
I ITr,,, fw �� a, .5*. *��  ,keep   a  ei the rank Roll out about one-fourth of an Inch
I tZ^mVSn Styii tn    <   I     Cabman, *thout ��* ����*���� ! M* and cover with cberHes.   Boll up
I develop civic spirit even among those ' of a trlck' acted on their adv,ce and   ,u a long ro" an<1 plnch tb9 ***" *��"'
responsible Tor its adoption i kept a g00'1 look-out for the prophet,   gether, then cut Into as many pieces
 '. | and seemed to be deeply engrossed In   as yon  bAy6 persons to serve.    Put
the pages of a pretentious   volume   (jj^ pieces in a  buttered pan and
when he came along the ca* rank       \ ^^ over theln ^ following omum:
W?' T }'n V?* m n* "a* One cupful of granulated sugar, one ts,
man?" inquired Carlyle critically. A ,,,���_���/',���. ���# ���-_. ,��������� ���?���*,������./�����- ��s,_
most hout-an'-h.-ut. tip-top, splendid   �� ��poonful of flour, lump of butter th.
book about that er. bloomln' French 8l*e ���� ��� *���������� ����"> ����� cuJPfnl fCB
Revolushun," was cabby's gushing of water and cherry juice. Bake tn a
reply | moderate oven, basting the rolls often.
  "Eh! What dae 'e say? Will 'e Serve while hot with their sauce pour-
show it to me?" said the famous fare' ed around tbem, nnd on each one place*
Wh/  an   English  Tourist  Was  Fined   as he held out his  hind.   "Oh, cer-j a  large spoonful  of  whipped  cream.
i a inly, sir." and the driver put an   fresh cherries may be used tn their
edition of his own   "History  of  the; season.
BEAT GfRMAN IN
HIS OWN COUNTRY
After He  Had  Been  Insulted
By a Drunk.
Berlin, Feb. 17.���A smart fine vvas
inflicted  on  a  British  subject  today
I by the local court at Hathenow, near
j Berlin,   for   the   "gross   audacity    of
j beating a German in his own father-
j land."    On August S an English gentleman  was  motoring    through    the
Mark of Brandenburg with his secre-j
tary.   They stopped in Rathenow, and '
his secretary and chauffeur sat at a i
I table   and   ordered   beer.   A    master j
j builder,  Karl  If auser  by  name,  was ;
| in the Fame room.  He vvas apparent- i
] ly drunk, and thought fit to annoy the
! foreigners, first by making faces, and i
'. then by making audible remarks, such '
\ as "English swine."
llauser finaly came to the table antl
tried to engage the strangers in con-1
versation,  which  the  latter declined.
At this  stage  Hauser, noticing  that;
the lid of the secretary's earthenware '
beer mug vvas not down, placed his
own mug on top of it and claimed a !:
drink,  in  accordance  with  the  well-
known  German   custom.    T'.ie   secre-;
tary,  losing  patience,  sprang up  and t
threw the beer over Hauser anel struck
him  a  blow  over  the head  with  his
mug, making a four-inch wound.
The   British   visitors,   who   offered
Hauser   compensation,   which   he   refused, were allowed to leave Germany
on    bail.    They    were    examined by |
commission, and did not appear today
Revolution" into his band.
"Well, ma man," said Carlyle, af-
ter turning over the volume, and with !
apparent delight, "are 'e sure that '< r j
readin' this work intelligently?" Pull-
Ing  himself up and  with  an air of
treat confidence, the .nan replied, "O,
certainly, sir."   Then, thinking the.t
he ought to say something in praise
of the book, he added, "Why, sir, it's;
halmost as   good   as   'The   Newgate
Calender'."
The grim old Ecclefechanlte glare!
at the cabby, fixe>el him with a look
that he never forgot, and after grunt-'
Ing  something,   turned   abruptly  on]
his heel and engaee*->d '.he next cab.
Spanish Hash.
One large onion sliced; fry In on*
tablespoonful of lard, butter or bacon
fat; add five large tomatoes, peeled
and sliced; add three sweet green peppers, sliced and seeds removed; salt to
taste (one level teaspoonful); cover
and cook.thoroughly over a slow Are
oue hour; add three small boiled white
potatoes sliced, Cook until a soft
mass nnd just before serving stir In
lightly two well beaten eggs.
Tastes vary ln different households.
and  the  housekeeper after  tbe  first
The driver goe time to repent of   trial may use her own judgment as to
the amount of each ingredient
Spanish hash is an excellent dish to
bave wben the appetite is jaded, and
it can be used admirably tn place of
meat Tbe long, slow cooking renders
the vegetables digestible, and the eggs
being added at the last moment do not
become tough through overcooking.
his folly, and was often like to "eat
r.is lingers off" for having been led into such a trap. Carlyle would not
e-ven look at him afterwards, but
stuck to his second man, who had had
the honor of drivinee: some of the most
distinguished men c ' the day.
Cabby number one had something
emphatic to say to the budding doc-:
torn when tbey came plong to leai l
thp  result of  their  suggestion.  His'
"lanewie.gr." w9rna canny.���G. M. R.,
In Border Magazine.
Sparerib Potpie.
This will be found to furnish a very
economical and hearty dinner. Bave
the butcher cut tbe ribs once across
and then Into strips. Stew gently In
boiling water until tbe meat Is almost
Shackleton   Stories.
forr.�� amusing stories of his lectur-   _..u= %i- __ v
ing experiences are told by Sir Ernest   ���ked. then'UkeYout "and"DUtTntoa
Shackleton, the Antarctic explore'.     , kettle ���  , of t,, w      ��� rt      u.
^���ft^i^^ j* X a layer 2 T 8pri
a letter from Harrow School asking   w,th Balt' Pepper nnA celery salt nna
him to give a lecture.    He did not  ������r  wl--h  Bmi1*1  squares of  baking
The   prosecutor  asked   for  a  fine  of I want to go. so he wrote fixing a pro-   powder dough, made op as If for bis-
��2, 10s. against Hauser for insulting I libit ive price is he thought���a fee ol   cults.    Dot  this  with  bits of butter
the British party, and fines, amount- j ��1!J0. exclusive of expenses.   To h'a  and continue wltb alternate layers of
amazement the  offe.-  -was accepte.,1 the different Ingredients until the ket-
���
if!   i
-FACT HUNGER
As children, our first demand is for nourishment; our
second for fads.
All through life we go about
searching for information.
We make a new acquaintance;
but before we will accept him
as a friend or invite him to our
home we ask for fads about him.
We visit a foreign land; and from
the moment we slep across its
border we are asking questions���
searching for fads.
We ate asked to try a new food produd; isn't it ins^indive
with us to ask at once:
"Who makes this new article V
" How is it made ? what goes into it }"
" Is it worth the price charged for it ?"
Facts���we are simply hungry for them.
Strange, isn't it, that we should so often have to search for
them ? Odd, that some manufadurers Still withhold the fads
about their produd. Not always because they are fads to be
ashamed of���for there are many worthy articles yet unadvertised.
But it will not be so much longer. The fad-hunger of the
human race is becoming keener and keener. The more fads
we get, the keener our relish for more of them.
Soon it will be impossible to sell a man or a woman anything
until everything has been told about the goods that can be told
through Advertising.
The public has discovered that Advertising tells much-needed facts���
that, in fact, Advertising satisfies fact-hunger.
If you ore doing a lies', businei* talk over your advertising problemi with the
Advertising De*'ailment cf this newspaper.
If you are doin>j a provincial or national butineis it would be well (oi you
to have the counsel anj assistance ul a good advertising agency.   A list of these will be
(utnishetl, without cmt nr oMi(.ati,in, hy the Secielaiy of Canadian Prea Association,
(jo*, Kocm 503, Lumtden Duildiny, Totonto.
I ing altogether to  ��6, against the Kng-
lish secretary.
The court, consisting of a judge and
two lay assessors, sentenced Hauser
to a fine of ��2, 10s, but, in the case
of the secretary, found the prosecutor over lenient on the ground of the
"gross audacity of beating a German
!n his own fatherland." and fined him
��2, 10s for insulting Hauser by pour-
!ng beer over him and ��17 10s for the
assault.
Arrested Reform League Official.
Welland. Ont, Peb. 17.���'W. E. Mur-
e'ock, secretary of the Wc.land Temperance and Moral Ueform league, vvas
yesterday committed for trial by Magistrate Burgas-, on a charge of per-
iury. It is alleged he made a false
affidavit in asking for a scrutiny in
thp recent Canada Temperance act
election case.
and he gave the lecture. On the;
strength of that he wrote to the au-
thorltles at Eton and offered his ser-;
vices at an equal rate. The reply;
came back, "Dear Sir.���This is five1
times as much as we pay to really
fi st class lecturers." I
His audience at I.eith was once so
small that he went to the cabman h��
bad left outside and said, "l will pay
for some one to hold tho horse, and
you can come in and hoar tbe lecture." "Ob, no, thank you," said the
cabman; "I am 11 right where I am."
Afterward, with his wife, he v.as
counting his losses a\.d said, "Twenty-five people at ls. a head ��� that
makes a total receipts ��1 5s." "But,"
said his wife, 'you must deduct 2s.
from that. I sent the cook an3 ona
of the maids."
100 MUCH KNOCKING
Of FRUIT UNIGN
Wanted Ugliness lu Olden Days.
Some bygone housewives appear to
tie is nearly filled. Have s layer ot
the dough on top, pour ln two cupfuls
of the liquor in which the meat was
cooked, cover closely nnd boll for three-
quarters of an hour. Be careful not
to lift tbe Ud of the kettle while,the
potpie Is cooking or tbe crust will be
soggy.
Delicious German Nut Cakes.
Two pounds of Kngli.su walnuts, oue
pound  of   butternuts,   one-ha If  pound
of almonds, one pound of citron, lemon
aud orange peel. ��me third each     Cut
this all through a fruit griuder; then
add  n   tablespoonful  encb  of   spires,
cloves,  cinnamon  nnd  nutmeg.    Add
this to dough made of one and one-
hnir dozen  of eggs,  three  pounds of
sugar,   one   tablespoonrul   of   linking
powder,  five cents'  vvurtli  of  ruseiva-
ter aud enough Hour to make n drop
dough.    Drop on ll buttered und Honr-
ed tin, drops of dough the size of nu
egg.    Bake quickly.    Bu careful not tu
make dough too stiff.
Growers Must Pull Together if Expect
Success���Propose   Union   with
Poultry  Association.
Pentlcton, Feb. 17.���The suggestion
of Jack Sevvell. manager of the Pentlcton Fruit union, to effect an amalgamation of Interests In the feed busl-
ness, between the union and the Poultry association, as a means of getting
feed cheaply to the growers, was
caustically commented upon by Councillor Anderson, at a meeting of the
growers here.
Mr. Sevvell pointed out that In older to keep the manager at the warehouse a"..l winter, and to provide fur
other expenses, it was necessairy to
have the packing charge on fruit rais
cil to provide for the extra expendl
Oyster Salad.
Sonkl twenty  large oysters In their
own   liquor;   let  them  stand   for  five
minutes,   then  lay  them  ou  a  clean
'I .'loth to dry and cool nnd set them on
'i ;he !,,p   tv!".T? Ulsi  "���''-" heroin? *L(,r
j have regarded ugliness as a quality to
! be desired in their servants.     When
I Kliza Coke, daughter of C'cke of Norfolk, vvas about to marry, sbe wrote
to her prospectiv? mother-in-law:
"Pray have the goodness to decide as
I you    think   best    about    tho   pretty
i housemaid. J wish =he were les3 pret-
' ty and less fond of dress; but if her
/���ondtict and principles are good noi-
! ther are really  objectionable faults
I I think our establishment ''-'!'' h" at      , ,     ,., --    ;���;,��� , .   j
I pattern  of  morality,  parUcularlj   [��  MKU.Jr cuHieii  VVheU lemly lu \,r*buti
Mr. Stanhope engages the squinting   ,he 6alHd  m"  tlu> bystera  with two
i Liutler and the terrible housemaid he   rnpfuls of chopped endive, crisp snd
i mentioned to me." ��� London Daily   "old; n teaspoouftll of minced parsley
i Chronicle. i '"d  sufficient  mayonnaise  or  boiled
- ���  Iresslng to moisten    Arrange In Indl-
Made  Room  For Somerset. j vidual  portions lu  nests  uf crisp let-
Seme people would ascribe* the old   -lliv lw,VM' Pl,,ir ovt'r ���''"'���' " teaspoon-
' tiislory of Somerset House to Its as*   ri|l nf the dressing nml garnish with
| sociatto i with aacrllege.    To   make ; grated egg yolk and a few capers,
room f'er the great home he planned I 	
| for himself, tbe Duke of Somerset
cl ared away the palaces of t!*.e
Bishops of Worcester an-: Chester.
He pulled down the church which
stood on the present tlto of st Mary-
le-Strand, In order to secure building material-!, and further In* demolished the cloister on  the north side
ture.    As a matter of fact his wages  0f old St.  Paul's Cathedral, so Hat
went on just the same whether he was
it the warehouse or not, consequently
the handling of a car of feed for the
growers practically had no expense.
4-'lc favored hn amalgamation with the
Poultry association, if the right kind
of an agreement could he made regarding  the  handling  of  feed.
Councillor Anderson said that his
sympathies were entt"-,-*ly with the
P.F.U. and he did nol favor being
Identified with a small pltty patty
hen growers' association. As far as
the 1Ttiiou was concerned he vvas not
a member of it but had marketed hit
fruit through a syndicate and had
reallised better prices than the union
men'her*--.
be might use the stones for the eree-
tlon t.i his mansion. But there Is a
modern touch In that opposite Somerset House was the first stand for
hackney coaches in London.���London
Daily  Chronicle.
Old Time Sugar Cookies.
One pound nt sugar an.I ..tie half
pound of butter Mix until It crenOM.
Add four eggs, ouu-i|tltirti*r ul ll nutmeg, ground, and enough Hour to Itiilke
tl soft dutlgh that can just tic rolled
Cut out; then Wlpu top of tli.-ui vvitli
rose water nnd sprinkle crushed sugar
mi the top. Do mis after putting in
(loured tins.   Hake quickly.
Origin of Name.
A correspondent signifies gratitude
fo.- tbe information .hat the Australian mining town of, Bendtgo was
named after the '-rize-fighter, confessing tbat he has ilwaya had a hazy belief that the man was au Australian
who look his name from the place.
The topsy-turvlness Is more venial,
perhaps, than that of the lady Imperialist    who    thought    Lord    Mel-
Lemon Cream.
Into one and one half cupfuis of boiling water stir two tllblespooilfllls of
���oi nstarcb dissolved in tt little cold water ,\ il el beaten yolks of three eggs,
uie cupful of sugar and juh-e of un��
mrge lemon. Boll five minutes nnd
then stir in the whites of eggs beaten
-ititT Serve very cold plain or with
whipped ciciiui.
An Eggless Cake.
Take one Half cupful of butter ben ted
with a cupful of stc-ar (cilber brown
"We  wont   right  to  t'.ie consumer. ....
= al(l he   "and we did not hive to pay   bourne net such a good example by nr white), add n cupful of sour butter*
the one and  two anil other per cent! *aklng  his title  from  the capitnl of milk with n teaspoonful of soda stirred
to the middlemen, but netted $1.10 a | Vlctorlfl.    It vvouldonly be letting one in ii teaspoonful of nutmeg, two inip-
box on nil our apples, whereas l understand that Hie members of tho nsso-
hetter to Imagine that the Queen wns I
tamed after t ii*> .olonj   ��� London i
ally Chronicle
elation only realized 56 cents peer box.
The trouble with the union  In Mr.
Anderson's mind, was that there was j Hogs Going  Up.
too  much   knocking. Calgary, Feb. 17.--The Alberta hog
The pessimistic view must be Is soaring. Coast packers of the Unit-
dropped. '' - was still firmly of the ed states coming Into the local mar-
opinion that the growers had a good ket have put the price of "tops" up
thing, but if anything vvas going to Ito {8.80. Two trainloads of hogs have
be done successfully it must be done been shipped from the local yards to
by united action, and It was up to the Seattle markets during the past
every grower to give his support.        I two  weeks.
tuts of Hour with n cupful of rnMns
li>.Plied and rolled in. Bake slowly fill
lone.
VICTORIAN ORDER OF NURSES.
MISS E. DOWNHAM
Residence Y. W. C. A.       Phone 1324.
VaTgrtNITV   <tiiRf!trA|.   ��Nn
MEDICAL CASES ATTENDED.   A r       PAGE  FOUR
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWrf.
WEDNESDAY.  FEBRUARY 18, 1314.
Grocery
Bulletin
Creamery Butter, 3 lbs. ,.$i.oo
Best   New   Zealand   Butter,
3 lbs 75c.
Local new laid eggs, doz . ,45c.
Clarke's Chicken  Soup,  ng
20c.  per  tin    15c.
Imp Soot Destroyer, 2 pkys 25c.
Crisco, Lard substitute, per
tin    35c.  and  65c.
Rogers' Table Syrup, tin . 15c.
C. & B. Semolina, tin ...20c.
Morton's    Ground    Rice,    2
tins    25c.
Snap Hand Cleaner, tin . .. 15c.
Celery. California, 2 heads..25c.
Cauliflower
Head   Lettuce, each    10c.
Hothouse  Lettuce    5c.
B. & K. Wheat Flakes, pkg 35c.
B.   fi   K.   Rolled   Oats,   host
finality, 7 lb. sack   4'0c.
Colonist Brand l'aas, tin ..10c.
Quaker Tomatoes, large tins
2 for        25c.
del Grocery
MATHESON * JACOB80N.
son sixth St. Phone 1001-2.
East Burnaby Brancdi, Second
St. and Fifteenth Ave. Ed-
Monds Branch, Gray Block.
Phone 1111L.
Local News
Submarine Cables.
Two new submarine cables have
been laid across the North Arm in
order to give additional telephonic
communication between the mainland
and Lulu and Sea islands.
Two hundred plates prepared for
laymen's missionary banquet to beheld in St. tleorge's hall Wednesday,
February is, 6:30 p.m. Spex-ches by
prominent leaders of different denominations. Plan to attend. Tickets
BOc.    V. W. C. A. caterers. (2-J55I
Fraser  Mills tonight  under the ans
pices it the Circle   l" Hockey   club.'
Special ears have been chartered to
return the city guests to their homes I
Immediately fallowing the da:icini*e.
Mrs. Mathers will  receive formally,]
on Thursday nf this week, for tiie first
j tutu* since moving into her new home, |
D.i'i* Lake avenue, Burnaby.
The bi et ml quarterly meeting of the |
Graduate Nurses' Association ot British Columbia will   be   held   in   the
' Royal Columbian hospital on Saturday
evening next at g o'clock. This is au
open meeting and all nurses are invited to lie present.
e nave
On
First
Mortgages
Property must be well improved and worth at least double the
amount of the loan.
For full particulars call at our
office and let us quote you.
Dominion Trust
Company.
Ihf Perpetual Trustee.
Ratepayers'  Meeting.
The  regular  meeting of    the    Ed-
liicni!.--, District Ratepayers' association will be held in Moreton hall, Edmonds, on Friday evening of this
week.
Insure in thee Royal, the world's
largest lire company. Asont, Alfred
VV.   McLeod,  the Insurance  Man.
(2S53)
Sell Bond Issue.
A price of St! net was obtained by
Port Coquitlam in the sale of some
$60,000 worth of bonds to C. H, Burgess & Co. of Toronto. These bonds
will he used for school purposes und
also for the building of a new city
hall.
DENIES KILLING
FORMER SWEETHEART
just been issued by the department of
agriculture at Ottawa. The magazine
will be published monthly ami it is
expected that It will have ;. large circulation throughout tin* Dominion.
Though the magazine will primarily be
devoted to the work nt the Dominion
department, space will also he devoted to the progressive methods of the
departments ol agriculture of the dif-
fee.'tii  provinces of Canada.
Tho lirst issue of the magazine
treats in a general way the agricultural work in the different provinces
and the organization that has been
formed to carry on the work. The appropriations for the development of
the industry are cited and special attention is also given to the work of
the experimental farms in the Dominion.
Anthony   Petras  Charged   with   Clubbing  to  Death   in  Grave  Yard
Twenty Year Old Girl.
On Thursday the first of the series
of '-The Adventures of Kathlyn" will
be shown at the Ediston theatre (2968)
Get your skates sharpened at Ceo.
Spick's, 02G Columbia street.    (2891)
C. H. S. Wade Is III.
('. II. Stuart Wade was taken to St.
Mary's hospital yesterday morning
Buttering from appendicitis, lie was
operated upon later in the day, liis
condition being; reported upon as being satisfactory.
For all building supplies and fuel
oil apply to the B. C. Transport Co.,
Ltd.. 505 Westminster Trust building.
Office phone S26, wharf phone SS0.
(2890)
To Discuss Fraser River.
Several matters iii connection with
the Fraser river will be discussed at
a meeting of the navigation committee of the board of trade, the harbor
commissioners antl the pilot board in
the board of trade rooms this morning. Chairman Gilley, of the navigation committee of the board of trade,
will convene.
First Spirltullsts Society, New
Westminster, will hold their meeting
in .the Sterling block. Royal avenue
and Tenth street, Wednesday evening
at t- o'clock. Conductor, Mrs. B.
Clarke.    All are welcome, OjIij
Taken to Hospital.
A man named McDonald was taken
lo tin* Royal Columbian hospital   las:
night suffering from a compound fracture of one of his arms.    No details of
i the affair could be obtained,
The bankrupt stuck of Weber k
Soley'a electrical fixtures, consisting
of brackets, chandeliers, globes
shades, etc.. ay.- on sal,* at 63 Sixth
street. This is tin* last week of
sale and everything must be cleared
out regardless of cost. ri. Fader, as-
Blgnee. (2966)
Burnaby Board of Trade.
The annual meeting of the Burnaby
board cf trade together with the election of ri'-w officers, will take place in
lhe committee room of tlu. municipal
hall at * o'clock this . veniug. Reports
will probably be handed in by the
tuciub. rs of the membership committee.
Aurora, 111., Feb. 17.���Anthony Petras, charged with clubbing to death
twenty year old Theresa Hollander.
his Conner sweetheart, repeated tonight hia declarations of innocence.
Mi3s Hollander was found last night
in St. Nicholas cemetery after her
aged parents had followed footprints
in the snow from a street corner near
th. ir home to the lonely burial
ground,
Petras eyed with apprehension tonigiit a crowd of men and women
���ground the jail striving for a chance
to look at the prisoner, Hearing his
outcries, the police drove his tormentors away.
Th.* coroner's jury adjourned until
Thursday morning, after going to the
cemetery to look among the tomb-
Btones for evidences of tin* crime. A
gold watch found near the body vvas
said to have belonged to Mis3 Hollander.
Petras admitted having taken the
same Btri .*t car on which Miss Hollander started to return to her home
from a lodge meeting. Confronted by
a negro, Walter Hickman, who said
he saw Points get off the car a block
beyond where Miss Hollander left it
and run back to where she got off.
Petras charged the negro with telling
an untruth to create a sensation.
Petras also suggested that three
negroes who went io the penitentiary
for robbing him mav have conspired
with Hickman to testily against him.
Ile also suggested that incendariea
suspected of having set fire tc a house
two blocks from the* cemetery, had
run upon Miss Hollander in their
flight and had killed her.
A theory of the police* thai Petras
wanted Miss Hollands r married to a
man of his choice in order to see her
unhappily married, he characterized
ns foolishness.
"1 didn't care who she married,"
he said. "1 didn't care if she n?ver
gut married. I never cared a great
deal for her and I was happily married last September."
The police attach much significance
to a remark Petras is reputed to har**
made to Coroner Norton. "It looks
had for you Tony," said Norton. "No
body saw it," Petras is said to have
replied.
WANT  TO   VISIT   CALGARY.
'Fifty Pasadena Business Men May
Spend  Four  Days There.
Calgary, Feb. 17.���A party of 50
business men from Pasadena. Cal.,
propose spending four days in Calgary some time during the coining
summer. This body, organized to
boost the "Knights of the Hose" tournament which attracts thousands to
their city every year, aro planning a
trip to Vancouver and have written
to Calgary with a view to extending
their visit over the mountains.
Among the party will be numerous
friends of Calgarians who are in the
habit of spending their winters in the
south. The number of Calgary people
in California during the winter has
increased in the. 'last three years to
such an extent that this city is well
known and this is what led the business men of Pasadena to communicate with the industrial bureau with
a view to the proposed trip.
The delegation would like to arrive
in Calgary during some (estiva] anil
would stay here four days. It is very
propable that an attempt to arrange
something of this nature will be undertaken.
side   bets,   finally   cleaning   up   $5000
for beta on the day's run.
After comparing notes, some of the j
passengers    decided    that   something I
was wrong and told one of the of fie- j
ers that the gamblers certainly knew |
in  advance that the ship would slow
up.    The leak, however, was not disci-, e til before the liner docked.
Big Card Games.
Gamblers infested the smoking room
throughout the voyage, and there
were some big card games and plenty
e.f crap shooting, a pastime which now
seems to be quite the regular thing.
The aforementioned group of five won
constantly , capturing every pool except one.
At that passengers became decidedly sore anil on the last night out made
so strung a complaint that the crooks
did not return to the smoking room.
Scotland Vard detectives met the
boat, but no arrests were made and
tlte gamblers disappeared. They are
going to the Riviera to work the continental field.
C.P.R. EMPLOYEE ARRESTED
FOR MAIL BAG THEFT
Regina, Feb. 17.���With the arrest
of II. Geiss. an employee of the Canadian Pacific roundhouse at Weyburn,
the mystery of the theft of a bag of
registered mail from the Weyburn
train lias been partially solved. According to the statement of Superintendent McGibbon of the mounted police the investigation is still in progress and it is expected that further
arrests will in* made within the course
of the next few days.
The bag of registered mail disappeared early last week and the railway detectives in conjunction with
the mounted police finally secured
sufficient evidence to warrant the arrest of Geiss. The bag has not been
recovered yet and it is not known the
amount  of money  it contained.
Geiss appeared before Magistrate
Kittson of Weyburn on Mei:.lay but
due to tee lack of evidence he was
reman, 1. d for three days pending developments and further arrests in the
case.
EIRST ELECTION
IN NORTH REGINA
Nominations    in Newly    Incorporated
Village Will Be Received Today
���Polling February 25.
Regina, Feb. 17.���Nominations for
the brut councillors of the newly Incorporated village of .North Regina
will be received by the returning officer tomorrow, the . lections being held
on the following Wednesday, Three
councillors will comprise the village
council, and it is stated thai there
is likely to be seme competition for
the honor of holding public office in
the new village for tin* first year.
Considerable interest iii the forthcoming elections in the subdivisions
of Industrial Centre and Premier
Place lias been arous (| an<l already
the nanus of several probable nominees an* being freely discussed;
among those mentioned being 'I'.
Hughes, a real estate agent; 1).
Evans, a general merchant, doing
business in tin* new village, atul .lames
Smith, who is also a resident of
North Regina. Other names are being
discussed, and it is mure than probable that several additions will he
made to the slate tomorrow,
The population of the village is in
the neighborhood of B00, and with
I the large program of new lines which
��� are to be constructed by the G. T. P,
j within the next couple of years, a
|very rapid increase in population in
confidently looked for by the inliabi*
' tants cf the Independent little burgh.
oral aldermen during the past week at
tie meetings of the assessment committee.
The question came up at a meeting
of the finance committee when a request of the officers of Hillhur-I
Methodist church was considered that
the taxes for 193.3 ou the property purchased for church purposes be remitted. As the church vvas built on this
property, under the law t'*.e committee could only do one thing and that
was remit  the taxes.
Gcncrr*' Discussion.
A general discussion on the taxation of church property then arose in
which Mayor Sinnott declared emphatically that he vvas in favor of the
exemption of church property,
"1 favor partial exemption," saiel
Alderman H. W. Riley. "I think the
value eif church property ought to
have something to do with the matter.
Now take the case of the Central
Methodist church, where they are deliberately holding on to a valuable
property with one end in view."
"This remark drew a warm defence
from Alderman E, ll. Crandell who
declared that he knew personally the
reason why the Central Methodist
church was remaining in this location
vvas because of the difficulty of securing another site.
"If you are to go on that principle,''
said Mr. Crandell, "you have no down
town  or centrally  located  churches."
Mr. Riley admitted that might be
en. saying the same thing applied to
the AngMcan church.
Applies to Others.
Mayor Sinnott declared that il applied to many other church s more
ei- less centrally located, Including St.
Alary's.
"1   wonder  what   Montreal   does   in
the case of church property," said Alderman  Riley.    "I  recall  that on  the
main down town streets of Montreal,
1 ,i:i  some of  the best locations, there
, are churches."
"They are exempted from taxation,"
said Alderman Costello. "Vancouver
is the only city iu Canada that taxes
its church  property."
GAMBLERS  ON   SHIP
MAKE   LARGE CLEAN-UP
That H. C. O. L. Report.
Toronto. Feb. 1". -The long looked
foi* report on tbe high cost of living
-,\;ll v.ry probably be in presentable
shape hv tlte end of April. Such was
the opinion or B. II. Coates, of Ottawa, one of the commission Investigating the subject, for the Dominion
government. The commission held a
session this morning in the Queens
hotel, when several persons and items
which could not be examined at the
previous meeting were questioned.
Per Cesic 021
Deposits
New Westminster
lira ncli.
B08  Columbia   Street.
C    5   KEITH. Marayer.
mat -ken M-i us: sr.cB^.ii.i**!-**:^*.-**?je.-esbtM z
Coal ! Coal I Coal ! Large shipment best Nicola coal just in. Just
the thing for cold weather. Westminster Coal Co., Phone 880, B. C. Transport dock. (2909)
REGINA POULTRY SHOW
TO OPEN ON  MARCH  11
London, Feb. 17.--Trans-Atlantic
gamblers made a rich haul this week
on board the White Star liner Olympic
which arrived at Southampton after
such rough weather in the English
channel that she vvas unable to land
her passengers at Plymouth as usual.
A huge wave having struck the big
liner a group of five "deep sea fishermen," having advance information
that the Olympic would heave to for a
couple of hours on Sunday morning
to makf repairs, bought the low end
of the pool and in addition  made big
PIANO BUYING
���a
is made easy and safe at our ware-
rooms.
Easy, because you can have plenty
of time to pay for your choice.
Safe, because we offer only such
makes as  we can safely guarantee.
Let  us  show  you  Pianos  today.
J. H. TODD'S MUSIC HOUSE
Mayor   Sinnott   of   Calgary   Opposes   419  Columbia St.,   New  Westminster.
WOULD EXEMPT
CHURCH PROPERTY
Alderman  Who  Would   Impose
Tax.
Calgary, Feb. 17.���Mayor II. A. Sin-
j nott took the stand yesterday before
, tho finance committee of the council
, that he is in favor of the exemption of
church property fiom taxation, thus
: apposing the ideas advanced  by sev-
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I fine locations, close in on good streets.
' Also one store on Columbia St., and
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Missionary Movement.
Today is laymen's missionary day
In Ni vv Westminster. The speakers
will be 11. K. Casky, ('. B. Manning,
Robert Laird, R M. Hamilton, D. M.
Rose and Dr. Endlcott, An afternoon
si sslon will be* held at the Y, M, C, A.
a1 tt o'clock, and a banquet will be
iuld In St. George's hall, commencing
,. 6:31 sharp,
Money  to loan on  first  mortgages
Improved   city  nnd  farm   property
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\ largi   numbi r 1 [ N vv   V 1 -*:*>';n
r pi '���!���'���    are  planning    tn 1 ��� :���������: |
the second annual masquerade ball at
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Regina, Feb. 17.���On March 11 the
finest flock of feathered barnyard
aristocracy ever seen in Regina will
be on view in the Mclnnls block, Rose
street. The Regina Poultry Breeders'
association will hold its annual show
from March 11 to 13, 1914, ami at Hie
same time the hors s will be on exhibition at the winter fair building,
According to entries already re-
,-'. '-.-���.;. tile coming show gives every
;i di' ",;i n of being ths largest ever
held In Western Canada. The railroads have aidi 1 bj ofl 1 lug all visi-
tors reduced ral ��������� to Regina during
thai time,
I). C. Mclntyre, secretary of th:.
,*��� 1 * elation, hi * I" n a vi ry busy
man lati lj  recelv Ing en ries,
During the e: bibil t! re will be a
it en n&tratlon t f pri paring poultry
foi i:;i' market gh 1 n i -. B. 11. Sti rn.
This -..ill Include : tie f ding and fat
toning of lhe fow Is ;,;.*l dressing of
Ban ',
NEW  AGRICULTURAL
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-;:*-- Vgricuitural 1 lastette, n new magazine .It voit tl to tho Interests of the
farming community   if    Canada has
FUNERAL  NOTICE.
The funeral of the late Mrs. II. A.
Ea tan will take place today, February 13, at 2:30 p.m., fn m the real-
it- i r*.. *tii Third ;*.'. nue, to Holy
Ti i,,:; v cathedral. '' he body will b t
Inl rred In lhe Odd Fellows' ci mi
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Phone  69.
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AT GREATLY REDUCED PRICES DURING FEBRUARY.   ONLY
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THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
PAGE FIVE
HOCKEY       RUGBY       SOCCERj
BASKETBALL      BOXING
VICTORIAS CINCH TITLE
BY DEFEATING VANCOUVER
Another Overtime Battle Goes to Senators���Smaill Scores
Winning Goal���Vancouver Fell off Badly in Closing
Play���Victoria Cannot Now Be Headed.
Having all the breaks lu luck Victoria wen thn coast hockey championship last night when the Senators defeated Vancouver 5-4, after nearly
eight minutes of overtime play. The
final iri-ult came as a bije; surprise to
the large crowd present, Vancouver
piling up a lead of four goals in the
opening periods, which vvas thought to
be sufficient to ofi'sel any attacks by
the Victorias.
One.* tbe Arlstrcratic machine got
down to business, bow-ever, there was
no stopping it. I.ester Patrick, Poulin.
Dunderdale and Kerr scoring in regularity and it remained for Walter
Small! to wade through with the puck
during th" overtime play for what
meant the Paterson cup and tbe trip
���o tbe N.H.A, camping grounds.
Tin* game itself was a fast one
from start to finish, both teams show-
in.*,' any amount Of pep especially Vie
toria In the second and third periods.
i.a.-t nlgth's upset of the dope puts
Victoria in a position from which she
cannot be dislodged and for tin* sec
.nil time in two years Lester Patrick
lias the honor of leading tbe cliam-
plons of the Pacific coast.
.last, vv'tal Victoria will lie able to
do against tlm champions of ibe
x, li. a. remains tn in* seen although
Vancouver's or Westminster's chances
ivould probably be stronger playing
the abbreviated style, three .if lie*
��� ,e worid'B series games being played tint way. Victoria bas two more
games on ber schedule, one nn tin
Willows next Priday against tin* Royals while <i week later the season vvill
tn* eii -ed iii Victoria with Vancouver
us tiie visitors. New Westminster ami
Vana uver an* scheduled to play on
Terminal city ic next Tuesday which
will end the Vancouver home sea'tnn
Of the play last night Dldler Pitre
and Sibby Nichols pulled down the
Individual honors for Vancouver, more
especially the former, who taking
Griffis' place on the defence, played
.*. Btellar geeme.
Ou the* Victoria team there was but
little to choose, each man appearing
lo do his part in the proceedings
which eventually brought success. Lester Patrick ukpi\ practically every man
at bis command, Rob Qenge being
brought into the game In lhe second
and ithlrd periods. The first, stanza
was comparatively free from rough
i play but rough Stuff crept, in during
tl..* second period which Increased in
the third period when four Victoria
play   a were sent off.
Lehman and Oatman kept a tight
rein en the proceedings throughout
.ind gave the players little leeway in
'.,).��� ii .ture of violating the rule book.
Victoria,
Lindsay   . .
Oenge  	
L. Patrick .
Poulin ....
Dunderdale
Smaill   	
Kerr  	
Line-up.
Goal
Point
Cover
Rover
Centre '
Light Wing
Left  Wing
Vancouver.
    Parr
.   F.   Patrick!
    Pitre !
    Taylor
   Nichols
[of organizing school lacrosse leagues.
The Cornwall magnate will start
lout from t'.ie Pacific coast working his
I way back to Ontario where a strong
; committee has been formed to take
j up the vvo.-k of preserving Canada's
i national  pastime.
New    Westminster   and   Cornwall
j were  probably  the  first cities  in  the
Dominion last summer to really make
an effort to enthuse the youngsters in
the art of handling the gutted stick,
| the attempt   being BUCCegBfu'!  in  each
| p'ace although tho movement got un-
; di i way much stronger in the Factory
I Town owing to the presence    of Jot
Itlly.    Out here a  four team  school
league   was   organized,   garni s   being
played every Saturday, which finally
ended in the boys from the John Robson   school   capturing  the  championship which also carried with it a gold
medal  to each boy  from  l.a'ly.    Tin*
idea   this   summer   is   to   further   increase the interest not only locally but
to arrange matters with neighboring
cities   and   municipalities   which   will
culminate in provincial championships
being    staged    probably  in  this  city
with handsome silver trophies going
to the winners.
Despite the accusation that has been
levelled against Rally to the effect
that he is doing this work from "a,
business standpoint, the fact remains
that ti:e summer pastime would soon
pt>.F8 to oblivion were there not such
men as Joe Rally and others who are
willing to give their spare time assisting iu the uplift of lacrosse in
Canada.
From ail accounts there will be lots
of amateur lacrosse this year. Arrangements have been completed for
nn English team to tour the Domin
ion, playing in all the cities while the
provincial championship series in this
province will likely create no little excitement in New Westminster this
summer Beeing that Alex. Turnbull tins
Becured the services of practically
every member of last year's senior
team in the attempt to lift the Mann
cup frc*m the V.  A. C. of Vancouver.
The opportunity to gain possession
e.f tiie amateur championship trophy of
Canada never looked better from a
New Westminster viewpoint and With
a fair share of support from the players together with financial backing
trom th" fanSj Alex Turnbull seems
likely to gain his goal, undoubtedly
the highest attainable in amateur
sport.
i after the small details connect d with
tbe opening of tin; new rink in the
| Hose City. The two losing teaiiv^ in
: t'ne coast league will play two exhibition games in Portland early In
March, just to give the Americans
an Idea or what Camilla's winter
game looks like.
The National league dumped Horace ;
Qogal out of the back door.    The hist
I thing they can now tlo is to hand out
similar   treatment   to   Charles   Webb;
] Murphy, owner of the Chicago Cubs.
and the worst pest in organized bail;
] today.
Milwaukee baseball  fans are a tie-
Standing   lot.   of  fellows.     Last   year |
they  demanded   a  pennant  and   Mrs!
j Havenor, the owner,  won  one.    This *
j year the Reertown bugs are howling !
for a roof over the two-bit bleachers, j
j Next year they will demand the re- j
: turn of Connie Mack.
Something is happening to Mr. T.
Cobb. Aside from the fact that he
will go south with the Tigers, little
has been heard from him during the
past few months, even though the Federals both in Mexico and in baseball
are cutting some capers.
Rushing tbe time just a trifle. One
hockey   bug  called   up  The   News  at;
8:07 last night with a query about the ;
Vancouver   game.     They   don't   start
until 8:30 p.m. dear reader.
N. H. A. TONIGHT
#ESfKisrER TRUST
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WmWt$MH& WESTMINSTER.B.C.
J J;j|okES. MAN-DIR.;^    J:A.Rennie. 5ECY-TRE5
EViONEY 12 LOAN
���ON  MORTGAGES���
Agreements of Sale Purchased
at Reasonable Rates
and Terms
Nlghbor
llefei   *  ii   Lehman; Judge of play,
E III      Oal man.
SPORT CHATTER
(By the Potter.)
Ccal  Summary.
rii il period Pitre (Van i 8:00;
\ chi I    i v...'. i 2 06.
Second i" '".I Nlghbor i '.'an i
- 35; Ta; I r (Van i 1:16; L Patrick
IVli i  i .'>. Poulin (Vic i 3:06; Dun-
���      ! lie    (ViC) ';
���i. rd i" riod- Kerr (Vie i 17 36
Ovei hue   Smaill   (Vic)   7 -io
Penalties.
First 1.11 li .I   None
t-'ei 1 ml    period   N'ighia.r,    Nichols.
i v  <;. ige 1 \ Ic 1
Third    p 1 -It .1   Dunderdale,    Kerr
- a,In, Dengs (Vic )
Standing, cf the Clubs.
w
T.
Pel Plaj
Victoria .                8    *r.     843
Westminster 8    s    428 -
Vancouver           ..8    8    .429 I
Nexl   gam.*  Westminster    at Victor a, Priday, F�� b. 20.
JOE IAILY C0MIN6
Good-bye  to all  chances of West- \
mlnstei   or  Vancouver  wlnnUig   flhe
Patercon cup.    It's hats off to Lester!
Patrick and his crew.
Columbian  college and  high school
BOCOer   learns   will   clash  on  Queen's J
park at 4 o'clock this afternoon.
The need of a boxing commission In ,
the province vvas exemplified on Monday night at Coquitlam when to all
h poi 9, Borne raw stuff was put over
the railway city fans. A commission
would supervise the boxing game in
this Bection and prevent the meal-
tit ket fighters from playing a game
to the detriment of the sport.
Westminster baakotballers journey
to Bellingham on Friday where they
Stack Up against the Washington state
quintette. The locals vvill have some
difficulty in getting away with the
gam ' now that the Americans are
��� ������ 1 1: at full strength.
Tie Will  Probably  Be  Broken���Cana-
ditr.e:   Have   Hard   Battle   With
Quebec.
The tie in the National hockey association will probably be broken this
evening when all six clubs again come
together. The match at Ottawa appears to be the most interesting, with
the Torontos as the visitors. On form
the Ottawas should bo able to down
Lhe Blue Shirts, although Jack Marshall's crew vvill take some beating
seeing that they tied for top position
along  with Canadiens.
Canadiens have the chance to jump
into the lead In event of Torontos being licked as a win over Quebec on
Montreal ice would give them undisputed title to the leadership. The
Quebec sextette has made a record
for itself on the road and with a possible chance of annexing the championship the crew under Paddy Moran
is likely to cut some figure before the
night is out.
Wanderers journey .to Toronto and
clash with the Ontarios. With both
teams hngglug the cellar position this
struggle should be an interesting one
with honois about even.
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1   rnwall lacrosse enthusiast who will
1 a: \i w Westminster next month on
ti ui  of organising school leagues
throughout Canada.
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THE   PAY AS-YOU ENTIIR
MAN.
A comedy drama In two parta
Cornwall Magnate Wll Be in the City
farly     m    March���Spreading
Gospel of Lacrosse.
v,,**, 1,  2  v, ill  so m  be hi re along
with Joe Ull) who Is due to itarl hh
*,, 1 ;,,,,,,,. 1 lacrosse lour of the Dominion, visiting 1 very town ol Imj or
..'.���,. rr. in coasl to coast ;n the hops
Reports wafting into the city yesterday Indicate that Doe Scott has placed
his crew of hockey stars on the training table diet, special hash being
dished out at certain intervals in order that the Circle F bunch will be in
the best of condition for the game
against the Beavers on Thursday evening.
With Ferguson, Bruce and Melkle-
John on lhe Hover half back line the
Coquitlam attack will have their work
cut oul on Saturday afternoon. Phil
Bamphor has bad three goals scored
agalnsl him iu the past six cup tie
games against city and Vancouver
teams, Some record for any custodian.
Manager  Ed   Savage of the local
visiting In  Portland  looking
Edison   Photoplay
TH?.  LOVtLY  SENORITA.
The second of the series ol
Wood     It.    Wedd's    sentiliieiil.il
experiences. - Corned).
Biograph
THE  EIRTHHDAY  RING
Drama.
Patheplay
DOWN  LOVE'S GAY WAY
Drama.
THU WHITE COON BANJO
TROUPE.
SONG
w.-.a;'.'.^i*i;
BY   PETE   MURPHY.
MOVING
PICTURES
Continuous from 2 to 11 p*m.
10c-AllSeats-10c
Ay*v&*8iK&'. ������'-.*..������ (������*- *���->.*
MADAME  ELAA
Who will nctas musical director for
lit the opera house on
FREEMAN SMITH
the  Arabian    Nights
Saturday night.
pantomime   at
Montreal. Feh.  17.���Details for the
post-season   series  of games  between
j the champion  teams of  the  National
I Hockey   Association   and   the   Pacific
I Coast Hockey association, for the hoc-
' key championship of the world, have
1 been settled.   T. Ememett Quinn. presi-
j dent of the N.H.A. has received from
I 'he  Pacific coast the  signed  articles
i ot  agreement.    Beneath  bis own  sig-
' nature as president of the N.H.A. is
affixed   the  John   Hancock  of  Frank
A. Patrick, as president of the Pacific
Coast Hockey association.
The details for the big series have
been made public by President Quinn.
The series call for three games in five
to decide the winner and for those
who always declare that every championship series, baseball or hoc-key
where gate money is Involved, is
fix..!, it will be interesting Information that the players share only in
the first three games so that even if
the games stretch out to the full five,
there would be no additional monetary
advantage for the players.
'I he home club must give a guar- j
an tee of $2500 to the visiting club,
while not more than 30 per cent of
the gross receipts goes to the arena
i- which the matches are played. Ten
in r cent of the balance is equally di
.ideil between the N.H.A. and the
P,C I.A., and the balance of the receipts split between the competing
players, 60 per cent to winners and
40 per cent to the losers. In a fourth
and fifth game, the arena gets its 30
per cent, while the balance is divided
evenly between the competing clubs.
b ' not among tho players.
Rules for tbe Series.
The rules for the series when played
In the east are: First, third and fifth
games under N.H.A. rules; second and
fourth games under the P.C.H.A.
rules.
Whin |*.'.ayed in the west: The first,
third and fifth games are under the
P.C.H.A. rules, while the second and
fourth are played under N.H.A. rules.
The series is played In the east in
1014 ami 1916 and In the west In 1916
and 1917.
The minor arrangements, securing
officials, and the like, is left. In the
hands of the presidents of the two
leagues.
The agreement provides that challenging clubs from Port Arthur and
west of thai will play the western
champions, while challenging clubs
east of Port Arthur Will play the eastern champions before being eligible
ui play In a world's series.
Only bona fide playing members of
he clubs on record Feb. 1, are eligible
lo compete, a certified lisl signed by
the president of each league being exchanged before Feb. 15,   This has already been dene and President Quinn
announced the player! eligible on each i
team of both leagues as follows:
Eligible  Players  N.H.A.
Canadian���Vezlna, Lavlolotte, Dub-
can, Lalonde, Donald Smith. Marehand,
Berllnquette, Gardiner. Dallaire, Jette,
Frechette, Scott.
Ontarios- -R. Rankin,, Hunt, McDonald,   G.   Smith,   Valr,   Lake,   Doherty,
Howard, McNamara, l.ovvery, Herbert,
Carmlchael, Crelghton.
Wanderers���'Roberta, O'Grady, Ross,
OPERA   HOUSE
SATURDAY,   FEB.  21.
ARABIAN NIGHTS PANTOMINE
Psychima  &  Company
Supported by 10O People
Prices. 25c, 50c, 75c and $1.00.    Seats  en   Gale at   the   Box   Office
Thu rsday. I
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THE DOMINION BANK
SIR tDMUND B. OSLER, MP, PRESIDENT. W. D. MATTHEWS, VICE-PRMIDSNT.
C. A. BOGERT, General Manager.
Don't Spoil Your Trip Abroad
by losing your money���losing time in procuring funds���or pending
over the intricacies o! foreign exchange. Traveller's Cheques,
Issued by this bank are a protection, a convenience, a necessity.
If lost or stolen, they cannot be cashed by finder or thief, and ars
redeemable by you. They are gocd all over the world���are cashed
by banks, hotels and the leading stores. They are self-identifying,
and are cashed at their face value. Our Traveller's Cheques will
certainly add t: tl-.e pleasure of a trip .bread.
NEW WESTMINSTER BRANCH :   O.  H.  MATHEWSOM,  Mana-jtr.
\'v. isell, llylaiid. Nicholson, Kendall,
O. Cleghora, S, Cleghorn, Boyea, W, E
lit '1, Warwick.
Ottawa -Lessueur, Shore. Merrill,
Wilson, Broadbent, Darragh, Rouen,
Graham, Benedict, Dufoed, Gerard.
Quebec���Marks, Prodgers, Crawford,
Hall. Moran. T. Smith, Mummery, Ma-
lone, Westwiek.
Toronto���Holmes. Cameron. David
son, Foyston, Wilson, McOifi'en, Walker, Marshall, Reld, C. C. Wilson.
Corbcau .(I. McNamara,
Coast Players.
N'ew Westminster���Lehman, Rochon, Johnson, Mallei, McDonald,
Throop, Oatman and Tobin,
Vancouver���P, Patrick, tlrii't'is, ran-,
l'itre, Taylor, Harris, Nichols, Nlghbor,
Mitchell.
Victoria���Ii. Patrick, Genge, i.imi
���eay, Smaill, Poulin, Rowe, Dunderdale,
au.-, Ulrioli.
At the Theatres
ARABIAN NIGHTS TO
BE GOKGEOUS AFFAIR
The Arabian Nights pantomime to
be produced at the opera house on
Saturday, February 21, will be one of
the most spectacular pageant ever offered here.
The Oriental draperies antl scenic
effects are most tinlt|"e and realistic,
the lavish splendor of tho Orient be*
ine portrayed In all its glory; from
the interior of "The Temple of
Buddha," to the courts of au Illustrious rajah, where Miss Mildred
Merrlman and Keith Fleming Interpet
Mendelssohn's "Spring Song."
Characteristic soles will be Interpolated during the action of the play
by Miss May Davis and Robert Edgar
Veith.
The musical director. Madam Ella
Freeman Smith, C. l'. T. C. I.., who
has graciously volunteered her services for this production, bas been uu-
tirlng In her efforts! and has displayed
a patience and fortitude at the many
rehearsals, that reflects much cr dlt,
Madam Freeman Smi'h la a recent ar
rival from Birmingham, Eneland.
where she acquired tiie distinction of
sharing honors with eminent London
pianists.
Comes Further West.
Calgary, Feb. 17.���A. Brostedt, general agent of the Great Northern railway in Winnipeg-, has accepted the position of district freight agent of the
Canadian Northern railway in Calgary.
Want More Time.
Ottawa. Feb. 15 -The Pacific Trans-
Canada and the Hudson Bay Railway
company and the Saskatoon and Hudson Hay railway will both apply to
parliament this session for the usual
extension of time In which to commence the construction of these two.
lines. pa-:
SIX
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
WEDNESDAY.  FEBRUARY   18,  1914.
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vertising
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AGENCIES
CLASSIFIED   ADS    WILiL   BE   RE-
ceivid for The News at the following places: F. T. Hill's drug store,
628 Columbia street; A. Sprlce,
Queensborough, I.ulu Island: Mrs.
E. Laiden, Highland Park; Mrs. V.
Lewis, Alta Vista.
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Classified���One cent per word per
day. 4c per word per week; lac per
month; 5on.i words, to be used as required within one year from date of
contract,, $26.00.
OBJECTIONS TAKEN
10 POUND BYLAW
i.
for SALE���1000 lit' plies,
feet long. Apply Thrift
White  Rede,   B.C.
tl'    l'MI
Best,
129601
WANTED   - G1R1.
table.    Apply   to
Royal bank.
TO    WAIT    ON
Savoy  Cafe,  next
(2961)
WANTED- -GOOD LISTINGS IN
North Burnaby, Vancouver Heights
aud Capitol Hill acreage, or lots.
Must be snaps, buyers waiting.
Jolfti Mulgrew & Co., comer Gil-
more and Hastings sireets, Vancouver Heights. (2941)
WANTED ��� HOUSEHOLD FURNI-
ture  in large    or small quantities;
highest prices paid. Auction sales
conducted, H. J. Russell, King's
hotel biock. Columbia street. Phone
881. (28��2)
SECOND  HAND  FORD    CAR    FOR
sal.   cheap.    Apply box 2945  News
olTiCe. (2946)
FOR SALE -EASTER LILY, CHB.Y-
santhemum, Peonies, and Japanese
Dwarf Plants specialty. Orders
should bo left with Belgravis
florists, 1015 Robson street. Vancouver, B.C. Mail orders to P. O.
Drawer 110, New Westminster, P..C.
(293CI
Surrey  Ratepayer    Protests to Council���Road  Applications���New
Assessor Appointed.
t"   Councillor   Brown   and   the   eng;
ll'**'.-.
Eighteen applications wore received
for the position of assessor and col-l
. . :. i.   \,'. II. Griffin, late collector of
Burnaby, received t'ne appointment.
The Municipal officers' by-law, 1914,
and the Dog Tax Repeal bylaw, 191*1,]
wen* reconsidered ami finally passed
and the seal of the corporation ordered affixed.
Various accounts were passed antl
ordered paid anel council adjourned to
meet again Saturday, February 28.
FOR SALE���SELL YOFR PROP
erty through an ad. in this column.
FOR SALE���J1.D0 DOWN. $1.00 PER
week, Canada's Pride Malleable
Ranges; every one guaranteed. Market square.
At the last meeting of the
council, communications  were received as follows:
From I'. L. McNeill, chartered accountant or Vancouver, offering his
services lor the year 1914 as auditor.
Received.
From It. F. Stlllman, asking for
the opening of n short piece of subdivision road at. Ocean Park to give
access to the North I31uff road, stating that they had been going in over
Hen Stevenson's property, but Mr.
Stevenson had ploughed up same and
they could no longer get in that way.
Received, and as this is a subdivision
Surrey   DOCTOR3   MUST   REPORT
OR FACE THE COURT
LOST  AND  FOUND.
LOST -ON   FEB.   13,
white Pointer dog;
Finder return to W.
Fifth street.
LIVER   AND
has  collar  on.
Townsend. 312
(29471
COLLECTIONS.
BAD DFDTS COLLECTED EVERY-
where, No collection, no charge
American-Vancouver Mercautlle Ag
encv, 226 llastiugs streei west. Van
couver. (28KU)
"8 4) I road the council cannot see their way
ss=s | clear to open  the same.
From Arthur Cooper, drawing the
attention of the council to the matter
! of collecting water in a road tiiteh
1 along the Gordon road at Port Kells,
which was flooding his property, and
asking that steps be taken to have
this remedied. Received and referred
to Councillor Triggs and the engineer
for Investigation.
From J. M. Glllls, Tynehead, complaining of the Injustice of the pound
by-law and asking that sam? be
amended bo that it could he made
more   effective   where   most   needed,
Montreal, Feb. 17.���For a second
time within a week the health department has taken action against, a city
doctor for failure to report at once a
case of smallpox. This is in pursuance of the avowed determination of [
the department to stamp out a practice to which is attributed iu great
part what cases of contagious disease
exist here.
It was said this morning that all
the diseases which give the health department trouble could be greatly deduced if the doctors would report all
private cases. The medical men who
do not do this are breaking the law,
and the civic authorities have come
to the conclusion that prosecution on
al  ".occasions   is   the   only   remedy.
"The city is in a fair position at the
present time, so far as contagious diseases are concerned," sad Dr. S. Boucher, medical officer of health, this
moi ning. Diphtheria is decreasing,
measles is not giving trouble, smallpox is being kept well under, and
scarlet fever, althoguh much larger
figures, is not very prevalent considering the size of the city."
hanging  over  them   in   the  winter.  It
is  a   pathetic  sight  to  witness  these
poor   peasants   wending     their    way
Hli-mgh   the   deep   snow,   headed   by
their cure, lo the little village church
���which Is specially constructed to resist the shock of an avalanche:���twice
a week to pray for protection and de-j
llverance   from   this  scourge  of  the'
Alps.   Iii some of the remote and su- j
perstitlous hamlets it is still the custom of the inhabitants to gather on a
certain day and climb up as near as
possible to the "white river," to which | into
prayers   are  offered   not  to    destroy
their lives and property.
Notable Catastrophes.
Some terrible catastrophes have
been caused by avalanches' when the
winter snows have been exceptionally
heavy. In the Val Vedasca, on the
Swiss Italian frontier, avalanches fell
so frequently and committed so much
havoc, in the villages every year that
recently 5,000 peasants deserted their
ltomeB in a body, and hitherto prosperous farms, fields and orchards are
now abandoned and deserted. In tho
Canton of Grisons, the Fluela Pass,
in spite of the skill and work of Swiss
engineers, is a notoriously dangerous
thoroughfare even today. Some winters ago the Davos diligence, which
crosses the Fluela daily, never reached its destination, and all efforts to
find the missing men, mails, and carriage failed, so large and deep was
the avalanche which obstructed the
route. Four months later, on a smiling summer day, the six passengers
and postal employees, their mails, lug
gage, and horses were discovered as
fresh anel sound as when a�� hundred
days before the mountain above enveloped them in its white winding-
sheet.
The greatest avalanche catastrophe
on record took place at the (irandes
mines, near the village of Pragelato,
on the Swiss Italian frontier. Eighty
miners of several nationalities were ��
returning to the valley down the steep
their dav's work when suddenly every man vvas swept away 1,800 feet
an abyss below and all covered
over with tons of snow. Italian Alpine trrops were hurried to the spot
from all parts, but. arrived too lato to
save tho eighty entombed miners,
who, when the snows melted, were
buried in one common grave.
Fruit Orchards Damaged.
Nlagara-on-the-Lake, Feb. 17.���The
AYctic weather of the past week has
without doubt left its mark on the
fruit orchards of the Ontario peninsula. The result will be disastrous to
young trees. Orchards located back
from the lake and river a mile or so
seem to have suffered most, with almost every bud frozen, but closer to
the water the damage will not be so
great. In any cbbo there is no possible chance of a full crop this year.
Strathroy, Ont., Feb. 17.���The voters of Strathroy decided yesterday by
a majority of about 200 in favor of
taking hydro-electric power both for
street lighting and  factory purposes.
WANTED ��� HOUSEHOLD    FURNI-
ture. or stocks in trade, in large or
small quantities, highest price paid. ,
ur Fred Davis will sell your good-;,
by  public  auction  with  guaranteed I
results, or no commission  charged.
See  the  expert  on  furniture  before
you give your goods away.    Address
Fred   Davis.   648   Columbia   street,
New Westminster. (2S98)
REAL  ESTATE V/ANTED.
IMPORTANT ��� OWNERS   OP   FOR
sale properties of every sort should
register them a; once in the new
1914 Clarkson Real Estate Directory!
-unquestionably  tin* greatest sell* i
Ing medium    in Western    Canada.*
Wilt** I'm-   full   particulars   today.:
Clarkson,  Dept.  B-22, 901    Lindsay!
AUCTION SALE8.
FURNITURE, STORE STOCKS AND
farm sales conducted. Furniture
bought for cash. P. B. Brown, 17
Begbie street, New Westminster
(2ssr.)
. x^>*-��/>x~-.
�����;��) i;%*��f\}r^%
���<^l
TENDERS.
building, Winnipeg,
(2S91)
TO   PltNT
FURNISHED ROOM FOR LADY
roomer; home comforts. Apply "'11
Carnarvon. (2953)
TO RENT -SUITE OK NICELY KIR
nished housekeeping rooms, furnace
heat, u7 Agnes street. Telephone
GuS L. (290S)
FOR RENT���IF YOU HAVE ROOMS
to rent try an ad. ln this column.
rURNlSUBD COMPLETE, HOUSE
keeping rooms, $10    and    $15    per
month tit 224 Seventh street. 1288:5)
CANADIAN PACIfK
RAILWAY CO.
When going on a long journey if
on our railway there will be no annoyance of* transfer nor delay.
Toronto Express leaves at..7:50 a.m.
St Paul train leaves at 1:25 p. tn.
Imperial Limited  leaves at 8:10 p.m.
Kor rate and  reservations apply to
E. GOULET.
Agent.
Or II. W. BRODIE, G. P. A., Vancouver
Sealed tenders addressed to the
undersigned at Ottawa, and endorsed
"Tendei' tor Marine Depot, Songhees
Reserve, Victoria, B.C.," will be received until noon of the Twelfth day
of March, 1914, for tbe construction
of a creosoted idle wharf, with grad-
| ing at new Marine Depot, Songhees
j Reserve, Victoria, Uritish (.-olumbia.
Plans and specifications of proposed
works and forms of contract may   be
- seen, and blank forms e.f tender may bo
obtained al this Department, Ottawa;
, at  the Agency   of this   Department,
j Victoria, B.C., and nt the Post Offices
: of Vancouver and New WestmlnBter.
Each  tender to b? made  upon the
: form of tender supplied and must be
accompanied by an accepted cheque
on a chartered Canadian Bank equal
; to ten per cent. (10 p.c.) of the whole
j amount of the tender, payable to   Ihe
, Deputy Minister of Marine and  Fish
I cries, which cheque vvill be forfeited
i should the successful tenderer decline
ito  enter   into   the  contract   prepared
' by the Department or fail to complete
the work.   Cheques accompanying un-
| successful tenders vvill be returned.
This Department does not bind it-
] self to accept tho lowest or any
I tender.
! Newspapers copying this advertise-
I ment without authority will i-.ot be
I paid for same.
A. JOHNSTON,,
Deputy Minister of Marine
and Fisheries.
Department of Marine and  Fisheries,
Ottawa, Canada, February 5, 1914.
-���55081. (2933)
land inoperative in other districts
where it was working a hardship on
I the settlers.    Received and laid over.
From .toe W. Shepherd, petition for
i the opening of the half section  road
I running north from the Campbell river road to the half section road between Roper's ant*- Hoard's subdivision, Received and referred to Councillor Bradshaw.
From McQuarrie, Martin & Cassidy,
stating that they had been served
with a writ and statement of claim
re Mackensen vs. Surrey, ami enclosing statement of claim amounting to
$5,000 antl costs, in addition to loss
..!' time and $S0 per week an.:! doctor's bill amounting lo $125, antl ask-
in.; ft i Instructions in the matter. Ke*
e. ived and 'laid over.
Prom A. S. Goard, re the southeast
quarter of section 8, township 2. enclosing a plan showing the land he had
heretofore conveyed, and stating that
he vvas willing to convey a road to the
municipality along the west side of
the quarter section, subject to amort-
gage, provided the owner of the adjoining property die! likewise, and
also that he Would uso liis best endeavors to bave* those interested in
property in the quarter section give
a road through the centre of same
ea.st and west. Received, Clerk to
reply that the council require a clear
deed to the road along the west
boundary, and also a road through the
centre.
From F. Wilkinson, tendering his
resignation ns assessor and collector,
owing to failing health. Received and
resignation accepted.
From George K. Price antl nine others,   being   residents   on   the   Beaton j
mad   and   property   adjacent   thereto. ;
j petitioning to have  the  Beaton  road
opened   and   graded   south   from   the
* Newton road.    Received and referred
PREPARE FOR BIG
LIBERAL CONEAB
��� angetnents    About   Complete
Convention  at Victoria
Next Week.
for
Victoria.     Feb.
*re  progressing  fo
LAND REGISTRY ACT.
HEE CHUNG
Re the  Northwest quarter o' Section
14, Township 7, New Westminster
District.
A  Certificate  of  Indefeasible  Title
MERCHANT   TAILOR. j to ,hfi above property will  be issued
New Imported Fall Suitings now on  t0 James E* Gutne*  "������ tiie 21st day
display     See them.    Perfect  fit and  of  March, 1914, unless In  the mean-
workmanship guaranteed,   Prices from | llm<-' a v;i1k1 objection thereto be made
IS 00 up.   701 Front Street
Na-Dru-Co
Laxatives
accomplish tlicir purpose
with maximum efficiency
and minimum discomfort.
Increasing   doses   are not
needed.
25c.   a   box   at   your
Drupgist's. 174
National Drug and Chemical
lo.ol Canada, limited.
Xave-Browne-Cave
Mrs,
and Miss1
L.R.A.M.,  A R.C.M.
MEMBERS OF THE INCORPORATED
SOCIETY  OF  MUSICIANS.
Lessons In Pianoforte, Violin, Sing-
liii*;, Voice Production, Theory (in
ci las or privately), Harmony, Counterpoint., Musical Form and History.
I'-:; lis prepared for the examtna
tions of the Associated Hoard of tbe
Royal Academy of Music and Royal
College of Music. Also Professional
Diplomas, Teacher or Performer,
For terms, etc, apply BI Duflerln
Street.    Phone -111 It.
to me In writ ing by a person    or person*,  claiming  an  estate  or  interest
therein, or in anv part thereof,
J, C, GWYNN,
District Registrar of Titles.
Land  Registry  Office,
New   Westminster
16th, 1M14.
B.C.,  February
The person or persons having In
their custody or possession the following Title Deeds relating to the said
property are requested to deliver the
same to the undersigned:
1, Crown grant to Jason Samuel
Lewis, dated the  10th June, 1893.
2. Conveyance from Jason Samuel
Lewis   to   Llnnle   Jane   Lewis,   dated
i the 6th July, 1901.
J. C, GWYNN,
1 (29511 District Registrar.
LAND   REGISTRY   ACT.
Re Blocks 5, 17, If, 20 and the north
half of Block 21,  beings  parts    of
Section 22, Block 1 north, Range 1
east    (otherwise    the     southwest
quarter of Section 5, Township 7),
New   Westminster  District,
Wnereas  proor  ot   the  loss  of  Certificate of Title Number 327F, Issued
in the name of Charles A. Loom Is lias
been filed in this office,
Notice is hereby given that I shell!
at the expiration of one month from
the date of the first publication hi re
of, in a daily newspaper published in
the City of New W< itinlnster, Issue a
duplicate of the said Certificate, un
less In tin* meantime valid objection
be mad   to me In writing,
J, C  UWYNN,
District Registrar of Titles,
I.and Registry Office,
Ni v Westminster, B.C., January
BUL (2!
-Arrangements
the provincial
Liberal convention which meets on
Wednesday, Kebruary 25, lasting three
days. Charles E. Campbell, the re-
cordlng secretary, writes that the attendance will he a record one, and
that the delegation from the mainland
Wlll be fully representative of the
party in the; province. There is, therefore, every prospect that the successful gathering at Revelsfoke last year
will be easily surpassed.
The local committee is taking the
greater portion of the accommodation
at the Knights of Pythias hall, the
meetings being held in the large hall,
while there vvill be refreshments avail-
able in tiie basement rooms during
the progress of the gatherings. The
proposal to he>!d a demonstration has
been handicapped by the Impossibility
of securing the large theatres on any
evening except Friday, when there is
a big counter attraction at the Arena.
so that the meeting may be held at
the hall itself, where large meetings
I have been successfully held.
Red badges for the delegates wlll
be printed and the local secretary is
j arranging for the printing of cards
with the names of the constituencies,
I so that the delegates may sit together
; and so greatly aid the work of the
j credentials committee.
At present the officials include Mai*
' coim A. Macdonald, president;  Ralph
j Smith, ex-.M.  P., and  Dr. .1.  11. King,
vice-presidents; A. M. I'ound. treasur-
: er, anel C. K��� Campbell, recording sec-
i rotary.    The executive committee  in-
! eludes the names of most of the fore-
j most Liberals in every riding in the
! province.      The    delegates    from the
1 city,   and   some   from   Saanich,   have
: been  selected, and on  Thursday the
Esqulmalt  association   will   make  its
selection at the Soldiers' and Sailors'
home, Admiral's road.    The city delegates have a further meeting on Friday to discuss matters to be brought
up at the convention.
AVALANCHE SEASON
OPENS IN ALPS
28.
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HAINES, Hoarding and room rates reasonable.
I Meals served to ladies and gentlemen.
 5  Special dinner Fridays, 11:2,0 to 1:30.
For particulars call  phone 1324.
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Ni tb ������ ia hi :i by given thai I Intend
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Doard ol License Commissioners for
Hi * District of Surrey, for a license to
pel) liquors by retail on the premises
known as the St. Leonard hotel, situate on !"te; numbered from 1 to 12,
S.W, corner Section 6, Township 7, In
the District .of Surrey, B.C.
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STORAGE
Read The News
/ancouver,  Union   Bay,  Powell   River.
11:46 a.in Every other Saturday
For Prince  Rupert and Alaska.
11:00 p.m Feb. 14 and 28
Prince Rupert and Granby Bay.
11:00 p.m Wednesday!
7:00  a.in.  Tuesdays   and   Fridays   for
Victoria,  calling  at   points   in   tin
Gulf Islands.
For Gulf Island Points.
HD. GOUI.ET,  Aitent.  Ntw  Westmlnntm
*. v.'. BRODIB, U. P. A.. Vancouver.
Nine Thousand 8nov*v Sli;l=s a Year���
Pcar..iris   Pray   for   Protection
From "Great White River."
Gi in va, Switzerland, Peb, 17.���Tbe
tvalanche " eason" has begun, but
few of the thousands of tourists rrom
every land who visit Switzerland annually fully realize what the phrase
Deans to those who trom year to year
live under the shadow or this terror.
Communes, villages and villagers
unite to tight the avalanche, insurance
companies in Switzerland provide
against its work of destruction, glv-
Ing liberal terms, and Cue Swiss government ie.'flf grants a large annual
subsidy In order to enable a compe-
r,*:i staff of engineers U> continue the
[ight by planting forests on exposed
slopes and constructing trenches and
breastworks In tho threatened dis-
trlcts and va/lleys.
To a certain extent th's organized
.K'i'k against avalanches has been effectual in some cantone but In general the efforts of -nan when battling
against the "Great White River," as the
peasants name the avalanche -are pitifully Inadequate. Dr, J, Coaz, of
Borne, the federal Inspector of forests, In the latent statistics which he
lias compiled on the subject, states
1 that in 1010 the number of avalanches
and landslips In Switzerland amounted to 0,308, and that In an average
' year they number ever 0,000.
Avalanches that an* known year af-
: ter year to fall in the same spoi cause
110   anxiety   to   tho   Alpine   villagers,
ivho, en the conl ary, frequently start
the avalanche on its downward course
to get rid of it, they say -by shouting or shooting at. It.    *��n the other
'1  1 tt, there are scores or large and
ti.!,*  hamlets   and  villages  situated
I under Ihe shndow of the A'.ps whose
'inhabitants  haye  the  tear  of death
The Bank of Vancouver
HEAD   OFFICE:   VANCOUVER,   B.C.
Branches Throughout tho Province of British Columbia.
Saving* Department at all Branches Deposits of One Dollar and
upwards received and Interest at the highest current rate paid or
credited half yearly.
A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS TRANSACTED.
Drafts and Travellers' Cheques sold, payable In all parts of the
world.
CHAS. G. PENNOCK, General Manager.
N'w   Westminster   Branch: A. W. BLACK, Manager.
Baa*?-.*
a. n. uuckun,
Irsi  and Q.ml.
lift.
N. BF-ARL-BLieB.
vi..��!-iesiduH.
W. I", U. BOCKUN,
Bto. sad Tre.Au
SMALL-BUCKLIN LUMBER CO., Lhl.
MANUFACTURERS OF
Phones No. 7 and 177.
N O T I CE
Alteration of Schedule on Interurban Line between
New Westminster and Vancouver via Burnaby Lake
EFFECTIVE   MONDAY,   JAN.   19.    SUBJECT  TO   CHANGE
WITHOUT NOTICE.
On and after Monday, January 19, an alteration vvill be made In
tiie schedule of the "Hurnaby Lake" interurban line whereby the cars
will hereafter leave either terminus at "half past the hour" instead
of on the even hour as formerly. The new schedule will operate as
follows:
WEEK DAY SERVICE���First car leaves New Westminster at
6:30 a.m., with hourly service throughout day and last car at 11:30
p.m. To accommodate the "rush hour" traffic special cars leave New
Westminster at 8 a.m. and 5 p.m., these specials leaving Vancouver
for the return trip one hour later.
SUNDAY  SERVICE
am., with hourly service
-First car leaves  New
thenafter until 11:30
Westminster at 8:30
p.m.
BRI1ISH COLUMBIA ELEGM RAILWAY COMPANY
G. T. P. STEAMSHIPS
Every Monday at 12 midnight
to Prince Rupert and Granby
Hay.
Every Thursday at Vi midnight  to  Prince  Rupert.
Every Saturday at 12 midnight to Victoria and Seattle.
Thursday, Feb. 19, at 12 midnight   for Sldegate,    Lockport,
Jedway,   lkeda,   etc.
Monday, Keb. 23, at 12 midnight
to Masselt and Stewart.
Grand Trunk Pacific
Passenger trains leave Prince
liupert, Wednesdays and Saturdays at in am. for Terri-te,
Hazelton and Smith��rt��. Mixed
service beyond to Rose Lake
Stage to Fort Fraser.
Daily passenger trains leave
Edmonton 10:46 p.m., arrive McBride 1:56 p.m. Mixed trains
to Prince George Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays,
We represent all Trans-A tlantic Steamship lines.
Through tickets via any line to Chicago���Grand
Trunk beyond���Let us submit an itinerary for your
consideration.
W.  E.  Duperow,  G A.P.D.     H. G.
527   Granville   St.,   Vancouver.
Smith, C.P. & T.A.
Phone   Sey.  8134.
BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS.
Our Intorlor Finish Is manufactured from timber specially selected for Hat Grain.
We are also specializing In Fir Doors with Veneered Panels,
which are better ln construction, more beautiful and no more expensive than tho old solid raised panel doors.
Oet our prices before placing your orders.
"THE FRASER! RIVER MILLS"
(CANADIAN WE8TCP.M LUMBER  CO., LTD.)
Local Sales Department. Phone 890.
GILLEY BROS., LIMITED
C02 Columbia Street W.
tho famous Comox steam aud
without doubt, boll more water
Phoora 15 and 16
Wholesale and retail dealers In
furnace coal. A tor. of this coal Will,
than  any other coal on the market.
We also have a limited supply of Old Wellington (Ladysmith)
coal for stove and grate.
Wo carry a good stock of building material, Including Vancouver
brand of Portland Cement. This cement is being used by the Dominion and Provincial Governments and all the large corporations
and contractors in the province. It is ground very fine and is very
uniform. Hard wall plaster, lime, sand, gravel, crushed rock, vitrified
newer pipe, drain tile, common and pressed brick, fire clay and fire
brick.
Fir9 Cedar  and   Spruce- WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY  10,  1914.
TIIE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
PAGE SEVEN
IT IS SERVICE THAI BACKS UP
ADVERTISING EI SUCCESSfULLY
In a very real sense every business is a
public service enterprise. A rr.an who supplies commodities to a community, whether
that community is a neighborhood, a city, or
the whole country, prospers only in so far
as he subserves the interests of his patrons.
This sounds elementary, but an amazing
number of men are ignoring this doctrine
in actual practice.
In the past few years the public has
been swinging to this view of not only
large enterprises, like railroads and public
utility corporations, but of smaller institutions. The merchant, large or small, who
does not sense the full meaning of this
changed viewpoint is doing himself serious
injustice and is "in" for many a harassing
experience.
That the more progressive business
men everywhere are becoming more fully
aware of their public service functions is
shown by such phrases as these which are
occurring in greater and greater numbers
in advertisements: "Our store is your
store." "We pay the clerks for your service." It is only by fully satisfying you that
they can satisfy us."
Many a business that is selling excellent
goods and observing all the conventional
rules of good merchandising is falling short
of its greatest success just because the directing intelligence fails to comprehend this
profoundly significant fact of business as a
public service. Regarding the public as a
body that exists for his convenience, the
manager keys his whole enterprise accordingly. Some day he wakes up to the sorrowful fact that for some reason or other he is
"out of tune."
A vivid understanding of his true position as a director of a Public Service Enterprise will enable anyone who is now groping
for the mysterious reason which will explain
bis lack of complete success to clarify his
problem, will energize the business anew
and will raise unsatisfatcory service���and
perhaps goods��� that lose buyers into satisfactory service that keeps buyers and adds
to them still others.
Advertising that is reinforced by a
dynamic policy of public service is unassailable. It is practically competition proof,
given a measure of experience and judgment in direction.
FOR SKATING TIME.
Every      Girl      Will
Want   a   Mackinaw.
tnau&Hssraw
C    Ka      S
Orders in Stocks, Bonds, drain and Cotton executed for cash or
on margin in Montreal, New York and Chicago.
Direct private wire to Montreal and  New  York.
SUTHERLAND & ARDAGH
Stock Brokers.
Telephone 817. 316-317 Westminster Trust Building.
LOCAL AND FOREIGN
 MARKETS	
in  distinct heaviness  in  New   Hav :i
'and New York Central.
Evans- Yesterday's inactions se: ms
about to hu'-e spent itself. An irregu-
; lar and weak market it, probable tor
; sonir time, liut I see no reason for
I further decline and am convinced that
! the tendency of prices is upward.
UURENTIDE STRONG
AND BETTER MARKET
Heavy  Buying Sends Stock  up Eight
and Three-quarter Points���
General Rally.
Montreal, Feb. IT-The opening was
irregular with a shade tasier tone
generally. The latter part of the
Montreal markei of the first hour aggressive buying appeared in Lauren-
tide which carried the stock up showing at one time a gain of eight and
three-quarter points.
while operating   expenses    stand   at
about $7000 per month.
Business throughout the whole of
British Columbia has fallen off tc such
an extent that Industrial companies
have recently been operating on short
time, and as a result various indus
tries supplied by the company aro
only operating ou the average of
about one-third of their motor capacity.
Business is now gradually improving, and a return to norma] conditions
Is looked for after March 1.
At the present time tiie company is
equipped to supply 25,000 horse
power, and during the present year
two more generating units or 12,500
horse power each will have been Installed. It was intended that this additional plant should have ben Installed before, but oviir; to the general depression in business this has
not been found necessary.   An add!
In six months ended December "1
the Great Northern earned its full
dividend on $21,000,000 with something like $5*10,000 to spare. New York
Centra] seemed possessed of underlying strength and bulls asserted that
recent sellers of tho stock had sold
it into a bag since the priee dropped
under 90. Buying has looked better
than selling.
NEW YORK STOCK EXCHANGE.
,,,..,    , tional generating unit  will  be  ready
Humors ot a proposed deal with the   Dy September 1, when the B, C. Blec-
0P GREEN  AND WUlfB FLA ID.
Every schoolgirl who goes in for
iports will want a cozy uiaeUinavv this
winter���so easy to slip ou nud off,
practically Indestructible and exactly
the right thing for skating, when a
long coat or skirt ls so in the way.
Tho maeklnaw illustrated Is a jolly
looking affair in green nnd white plaid
barred off with black lines.
Montreal Tramways company for the
sale of their electrical development,
being given as the cause for the advance. Under the lead of Laurentide
the whole market hardened and prices
rallied from fractions to three* points.
The close was very near to the highest points of the day with a strong
undertone,
trie   Will
inaiid by
increase   their   present   de-
50 per cent.
General Rosalie's New Venture.
General Rosalie Jones Is to teach the
A  B C's of suffrage In a peripatetic
jchool on Long Island.
Yes; the valiant leader of tbe suffrage hikers will continue to hike, but
In the Intervals of her hike she will
pause to instruct the uulnstrueted. nnd
Instead of General Rosalie Jones she
will now be Principal Itosalie Jones,
with ber former captains and aids-decamp acting as members of her faculty.
Miss Ida Craft has been given the position of teacher of parliamentary law,
Miss Elizabeth Freeman wlll head the
department devoted to voice culture,
the argument class will be under the
direction of Miss EllMbetb Lewis, nnd
Miss Jones will deliver n series of lectures on the history of suffrage.
School will be held In a vacant store
In the main streets of the towns
through which the followers of Aristotle pass. A huge bell wlll be Intoned,
nnd the pickers up of learning crumbs
will gather to hear suffrage wisdom
voiced by General (or. rather, School-
ninrm) Jones.
The Jones Institute will merely start
to queneh the knowledge thirst of
Long Island suffragists. Its members
will give one or two model lessons and
will then pick out cnpable Instructors,
upon whom they will let their mantles
descend and will pass on to another
town with their suffrage scripts and
textbooks.
Beaubeln & Co., of Montreal, say en
Dominion coal: "It is reported and
with every apparent reason  that the
company   is  on  the  point of  closing | New $19000,000 Issue Affects Stock on
the sale  of 250,000 tons of iron ore
C. P. R. GOES UP
G.N.R. COMES DOWN
for April delivery at a profit cf $2 per
ton. This sale will enable it to surmount all obstacles that have been
foreseen and will unquestionably assure the regular dividend for the next
quarter."
N.
Y. Exchange���Price Changes
Cenerally Small.
R. and O. directors stated yesterday
that they had no official word as to
how the Canada steamship debentures
had been received in London. Official
news being scarce the street was left
with estimates received in press dispatches which placed the amount of
the
only ]o tu LO pet
e issue taken bv the public at from , sm,?1'sc^le-
ly 10 to 20 per cent. u .' ' R' 5"��*
Xew York. Feb. 17.���The market
failed to reflect the lower London
quotations at the opening and price
changes were small. What losses
were made In the initial transactions
were quickly recovered and during
the greater part of the day the market ruled dull, and fluctuations in the
active  list  were    on    an    extremely
(Quotations furnished over the private wire of Sutherland ft Ardagh.)
The following are yesterday's quota-.
tions on New York stocks:
Open. Close.
Am.  Can   30%     30%
Am. Car Foundry    02 51 Vi
American   Locomotive   .. 35%^
American Smelting    68%     68%
Am. Tel. & Tel.  ..
Anaconda  	
Atchison  Com	
Bait. & Ohio Com 92
B. R. T  92i,i
C. F.  I	
Ches. & Ohio   64%
Chicago Great West	
Canadian  Pacific    213%
Con.   Gas   	
Chino   42%
Krie Com     29%
Great  Northern Pfd 131%
..  68%
..121%
.. 37
.. 98
16%
* 66%
.  26
.  28%
.  89
.104
.115%
Int. Met. I'fd.
Lou. & Nash. ...
Mex. Petroleum
Mo. Pacific ....
M. K. & T. Com.
N. Y. O. & W. .
N. Y. Central ...
Nor. & West ...
Northern Pacific
Penn 111%
Reading Com 166%
Rock Island       7%
St.   Paul    102%
So.  Pacific      95%
Southern  Ry  28%
Soo Com	
Un. Pac. Com 161%
U.  S.  Steel  Com 65%
U. S. Steel Pfd 109%
U. S. Rubber Com	
121%
36%
97%
91%
92
32%
63%
13%
213 Vi
134%
48%
29%
129 Vi
15%
136
66
25%
21%
28%
89%
103%
115
110%
166%
7%
102
95%
26%
134
161%
65%
109 Vi
58%
DR. Dl! VERNEI10
BE ARCHBISHOP
C. P. R.   for   the second week
February decreased $467,000.
in
Fully Expected High Honor in Anglican Church Will  Fall to  Him
as Senior Bishop.
Victoria,  B.  C���  Feb.   17.���As    the
MONTREAL STOCK MARKET.
ed strength from   the
opening and during the entire' session
ruled  fractionally  above  last  night's j
.close. Great Northern stock tcok a I Anglican communion of this province
; sharp drop in the announcement of (was founded in Victoria, It is fitting
I $19,000,000     new    issues.      Western j that the first provincial synod should
Union   declined   on   the  official    an- | assemble  tomorrow  in  the city,  and
(Quotations furnished  over  private ! nouncement of the taking over of the   when  the delegates  arrive  they  will
wire of cu'herland & Ardagh ) 1 A  T- T- '"''dings by a private syndi- i bring  together  some  of   the  leading
1     Ruling quotations  on the  Montreal   cate*    T,he  *^��firal "" ^ostd heavy   clergy and laity of the province. The
stock market yesterday were: at the lowpst &rlce 0! the da>' with |first archbishop
Open  Close I marked   weakness    in
will be chosen, and
Pennsylvania j it i3 fully expected that as Dr. Du Yer-
Rt.li TViorn-mno 1 =tn    '   uqu ' which lost over one pcint.   Total sales   net. biEhop of Caledonia since 1904. Is
Bell   iiiepnont    16U       J��^:23200o the senior, the honor will fall on him.
Brazil        ��J,K        M��i rm..   ��� i    �����   ir������t����n,.   v,nn   ���n,    cut
Beads Add Color to Smart Waistcoat.
Nothing smarter to wenr with a dark
tailored suit could be found than the
vivid waistcoat pictured. It is made
of  burnt  onion   velvet   brocade   with
Canada  Cement      30
Canadian  Pacific    214
Can. Cotton Com	
Canadian Converters .... 39
Detroit  United     72
Dominion   Canners   	
Dom. Iron & Steel Corp.. 39
111. Traction 	
Lake of Woods Com 134
I Laurentide    1S3
i Mackay  Com	
I Montreal  Power   22.",'i
Nova Seotia Steel  	
Ogllvle Flour Com	
Ottawa   Power   	
Penman Ltd  54
I?, ft O. Nav. Co 110y*
Shawlnigan    140%
Steel Co. of Can. Com...  18%
Spanish River    15%
Textile     86
Twin   City   	
Winnipeg Electric   	
29 %
NEW YORK FINANCIAL REVIEW
38% |
67
134%
189%
84
2S7��
121%
167%
55
109%
141U
18%
15%
S6%
107%
207
THK I10LUUO KFrECT.
facings of mandarin orange silk nnd I*
further beautified with a design In
bends of various hues.
For nn afternoon ten or nn Informal
bridge party this little accessory wlll
bring the street suit right up to the
requirements of the occasion.
The Tango Coiffure.
The tango coiffure is the latest in
the perfectly coifed bend It Is a decidedly simple effect and yet nt the
mine time n charming one. Waved
hair Is combed back straight from tho
forehead, wilh n slope npvvnrd, and
colled in the prevailing Invisible clilf
fun. Furs are ngniti n In mode, sometimes the lobes exposed or merely the
tip glimpsed through curls on tight high
it the side of the beail. There Is nut
nny fringe across the front of the forehead, but curls drop nt the sides, sometimes In clusters of three nnd again In
tine full ringlet fulling low One sin
ele ringlet always 'accompanies the
Inngo coiffure on each side of the face
fae��.
WESTERN CANADA
POWER'S POSITION
The synod of Kootenay has not yet
chosen a bishop, although this has
been anticipated for some time, so
that there will be three bishops In
attendance at the synod meetings.
The proceedings will commence
Wednesday morning with holy communion at 9:30. followed by the first
business ssession at 10:30 in Christ
Church school room. There are 32 delegates, eight from each diocese, evenly divided between the clerical and
lay elements. It is expected that as
this la an initial meeting, and no form
of procedure has been consequently
established, there will be a preliminary   meeting  to determine  the  pro-
position. Steel is well taken! I cedm!a  t0 *ov-ern  lhe conduct oi tlu>
synod.
There is only one dean in the British Columbia bishoprics. Columbia and
Kootenay have one archdeacon each,
and  New Westminster has two. The
dioceses of Caledonia and New Westminster were separated  from Colum-
i bia in 1S79.   The rearrangement with
I the provincial jurisdiction  limited  to
| this province vvill withdraw the ties
��� with   the  province  of  Ruperts  Land,
i whose   archbishop   the   bishops   have
I recognized   for  several  years  in  this
i province.    The synod has been sum-
| moned  by  Dr.   Du  Vernet. as  senior
bishop of t'ne province, pending    the
213%
37% |
37 There Is a sudden check to London
71% ; new Issues, two important loans are
64    I practically failures.
The Southern Pacific chairman says
it will take several years to decide
the Central Pacific situation.
Carnegie Steel company has reduced wages.
The market may b-? Irregular today
but the last stocks should be bought
on recessions.
The best kind of buying is reported
in Union. Great Northern and Norfolk. Reading is reported moving in
a tradin
on reactions. This stock is bought
for Europe, which had also bought
Union. Southt rn Pacific and Great
Northern.
GOSSIP.
A confidential report says that the
railroads will not now wait the rate
decision before ordering steel equipment, because the prospect of higher
revenues from other sources are very
gocd.
Companies that are freest from government  interference are  said  to  be
Slump in  Price on  Montreal    Market
Causes Much Speculation as to
Reasons.
the copper mining organisations.    A  rlloice of a metropolitan.
large amount Of stock has come upon , 	
the  general  market  during  the past |
two weeks and lias not affected prices j PRAIRIE  FRUIT  EXHIBITS
much  as  Important   speculative    interests has anticipated.
A  majority  of  floor  leaders agree
Montreal, Feb. 17.���The drop cf 50
points in the shares of Western Canada Power company from the high of
92% last year to 42 is the cause of a
good deal of interest in the street,
and there is much speculation as to
tiie possible cause of the decline.
No end of rumors have been in circulation regarding the financial position of the company, during the pas:
few weeks, but all of these have received a flat denial from the officials
of the company, and from what can
be learned here there is little reason
for this big decline in Ihe shares.
| that the general stock market is
la trading position at present.
In
SUMMARY.
An official who is in a position   to | the republic
Kii'nn. l.oeb & Co. forming a syndicate to take over Western Union stock
held by A. T. T.
Washington hear President Wilson
may consent to abandonment of proposed Interestate trade commission or
insist on revision of it.
Huerta   preparing   to   issue   decree
imposing tax of % of 1 per cent, on
! all capital and real estate throughout
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M)  McKensle St
know about the affairs of the coinpan
said today that he could not account
for the decline except that owing to
the financial stringency there had
been a heavy decline in all non-
dividend paying shares.
it  vvas pointed out that while   ll
vvas  true  that   there   had   been   little
increase in    revenue    during    receni
months, there had been no falling off,
There is ample money available nt the , heavy,
present time for the Immediate future
needs    of    the company, the railway j
contracts are being suoplled, and the |
increased industrial    business which,
was looked for some mouths ago    is
expected  with  the coming of spring,
as  commercial  and   industrial  conditions  improve  in  the  western  provinces.
While the earnings of the companv
for the year ending December 31 will
fall about $100,000 short of what was
expected a year ago, still in the Interest charges on the first mortgage
bonds are more than covered by the
present   earnings   of   the   company,
Mackay companies report 5.32 per
cent, on common stock in last fiscal
year against 5.OS in 1912.
Continental Oil company    declares i
regular  quarterly   dividend   of  3   per
cent,
Fourth National bank to vote on
it'duetion of capital from $5,000,000 to
$3,000,000.
Americans    In     London    generally
NEWSPAPER COMMENT.
Times - An increase in traffic and a
prospect of bountiful crop would force
into the market good many orders for
railroad equipment.
American���Brokers figure that the
firm undertone should enable bankers to hold prices around the present level until the spring movement
starts.
Sun���The Impression that the Inter-
stale commerce committee action may
prove harmful to properties showing
poor earnings or having heavy limine
Electrical Extensions.
Calgary, Feb. 17.���The city council
has  decided   upon   a   comprehensive
plan   of  wlectric   extension   and   wlll
recommend the expenditure of 1300,000
which  are  about  $30,000  per  month,��� ing  in Contemplation  finds reflection I on lucreased plant.
EiG BENEFIT TO B. C.
Victoria. Feb. 17. ��� That great good
can be accomplished for the fruit Industry of the province by exhibiting
and advertising It In the prairie prov-
ncts vvas the opinion expressed by
the members of the agricultural committee of the legislature during an
Informal discussion of the resolutions
adopted at Cue recent convention of
farmers' institutes held in this city.
The members do not need any reminder of the quality of the fruit that
Uritish Columbia can produce, but they
had It for all that, the generosity of
J. 11. Schofield. member for Ymir.
having brought to the house another
gift of some choice fruit, representing the average product of the orchards in his constituency.
Some of the matters dealt with in
the resolutions, as far as the com-
mitee got with them before adjournment, dealt with matters wlueii are
in the control of the Dominion government or the railway commission,
and these were passed over.
Included in the other matters to be
dealt with are the question of settlement of logged off lands, such as
those near Cranbrook, regarding which
the people of that district are much
exerclsedi the exemption of improvements on agricultural lands from taxation, the reduction of taxation on the
farming coniniunty, marketing ue-
rangements for agricultural products,
instruction in agriculture and other
matters, ^IGHT
THE NEW WESTMINSTER NEWS.
WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY  18,   1414.
STOLE APPLES BUT
ALLOWED TO 60
Joseph Kerr Convicted of Taking Part
of Fruit Consignment. But Pays
for Privilege,
Police court market quotations:
AVenatchee apples, second grade,
Mack Twig, $1 per box. The owner
cf the apples was tne Gulir grocery
of Sapperion, the broker was his worship, Magistrate Edmonds, and the
buyer was Joseph Kerr, Intermittent
booze artist, accused pippin purloiner
and cousin of the premier of New
Brunswick, for which latter fact, how-
ever, the honorable gentleman at the
head of affairs in the herring back
province is not held responsible.
The apples came consigned to the
Quhr grocery last week via the B. C.
Electric from Vancouver aud were
duly deposited on the station platform
at the other end of Sapperton. There
wore fifteen boxes in all, but when
one of the grocers went to count them
he found only fourteen boxes. Later
it developed that Kerr had waddled
off home with the missing case and
still later he was landed in the coop
for so doing. Even later still, yesterday morning to be exact, he appeared
in the police court, the case of theft
of the case of apples was proved
against him and he was allowed to
go on suspended sentence after paying
the costs of the court and two dollars
for the box of pippins.
DECIDE TO BONUS
MILLING COMPANY
Regina, Feb. 17.���At a meeting of
the council held in committee of the
whole, after the conclusion of the
regular council meeting last, night,
it was decided unanimously to endorse the bonusing of the Oak Lake
Milling company on the terms and conditions previously published, provided
Mr. Leach himself will appear at a
meeting of the council to ratify the
agreement.
'lhe firm vvi'l be required to subscribe to a clause agreeing to operate
the riour mill for 220 days in the year,
running 22 hours a day. This matter
had been overlooked at the meeting
held in th.* mayor's office the previous evening and Alderman Rounding
drew the council's attention to the
omission.
done   that   when   he   introduced   the
;,:. ;e lie.* l&Sl   week.
Sir Wilfrid, in tin* course of his
speech, maintained lh:u the plan l"i
lowed in 1903 ol referring the matter
to a committee had, on tii" whole been
satisfactory. He expressed ihe hop'
that the committee to in* named would
be actuated by a spirit of fair play
nml there would he no attempt made
to baSance tin* booIi s in favor of the
majority. He was not inclined to
agree with Mr. Borden's proposal to
leave the fixing of the representation
of Prince Kdward island in the hands
cf the committee.
Maritime province members occupied considerable time in pressing
their views on the house, while Hon.
Q. P. Graham and W. P, Maclean argued in favor of recognition of the
principle of proportionate representation.
In closing the debate for the day-
Mr. Borden said that while disposed
to think that a smaller committee
would be best he would consult Sir
Wilfrid In regard to his proposal that
it should consist of nine members. In
regard to Prince Edward island he
maintained that parliament could legislate subject to subsequent ratification of any change by the imperial
parliament.
At the evening sitting there was an
amusing debate over the question of
the construction of a public building
at Brantford. the point at issue being
the importation of American stone tu
make up for a shortage of the Cana
dian product.
Then the house went into committee
of supply on the estimates of the department of trade and commerce.
IRON WORKERS ASK
TOR HIGHER WAGES
Phrase "Union or Prevailing  Rate of
Wages,"   in   School   Contracts
Causes Discussion.
Little Hope No.
Seattle, Feb. 17.���Rescuers, under
the direction of James Bagley, state
mine inspector, who are working to recover Miko Debasankl and Andrew
(Tiernich, coal miners, who are entombed in the Cannon mine of the
Pacific Coast Coal company at Franklin near here, believe there is little
likelihood of the men being rescued
alive. The men were entombed yesterday when a cave-in in the lower
workings cut off their escape. Forty-
other men working in the mine when
the accident occurred, reached safety.
A large stream of water is pouring
into the mine hampering the work of
the rescue squads.
TOOK SLOW POISON WHEN
JURY HEARS HIS CASE
Kankakee. 111., Feb. 17.-���Arthur
(lark took a slow poison today in
the courl room of Judge C, B. Campbell while the jurist was reading inst ructions to the jury in the case of
the state against Clark for obtaining
money by false pretences. Court was
adjourned. Clark taken back to jail
nnd a doctor was called.
The physician worked over Clark
lor hours and expressed his fear that
the man would die.
Clark was arrested several weeks
ago and indicted ou complaint of his
father-in-law, Iv. I'. Johnson, a retired
capit alls'. Johnson charged that
t'lark married Miss Johnson under
lals" representations to obtain money,
(kirk's wife later filed suit for
divorce.
It Used to Be Chicken.
Spokane, Feb. 17.���Morris and company entered a plea of guilty today to
a charge of having misbranded goods
for sale and were, fined $25 and costs
in a justice court. The warrant
charged that the misbranding consisted of a label which read "Tamale,
Mexican style," pasted over one which
said "Chicken Tamale." The packing
company declared that the goods had
not beep kept for sale but had been
put in storage years ago.
Stole Own Daughter.
Spokane, Feb. 17.- Mrs. Newton C.
Fassett returned to Spokane today and
admitted that she vvas the veiled woman who last week at Arlando, Fla.,
snatched Katherine Griffis McCallle,
her five year old daughter, from the
child's playmates and disappeared.
Mrs, Fassett brought Lie girl to Spokane. The girl has been living with
an aunt of Mrs. Fassett's former husband and had not been mentioned in
the divorce decree obtained by Mrs,
Fassett in Nevada, according to Mrs.
Fassett.
IMPLICATED IN
TRIPLE MURDER
Japanese   Declared   Accessory   Before
and After Fact in Killing of Three
Countrymen.
South Bend, Wash., Feb. 17. -The
coroner's jufty in the inquest over the
bodies of three Japanese, known as
Koyama. X.ikashinia anil Degnchi.
slain last October and November in
disputes at Walville, over money matters, tonight returned a verdict declaring Tony HItsUl, Japanese foreman in tin* Walville camp, an accessory before and after the fact in all
three murders.
Nakashlma, the second of the victim,-, was charged with the murder of
Koyama. ;.iid Miyagawa, a witness at
the inquiry, was found to have fired
shots into the body ef Degnchi. after
Lamamoto, now an alleged outlaw In
the Lewis county forest, hail fired six
: hots.
Three other Japanese, Mashlda,
Ilashl and Hashlkuni, were declared
io have I een accessories after Lie fact
in ;ill ihr.'" tii.ii .!��� -rs and Miss Oleane
I'u;,. an accessory after two of the
deaths. Yamamoto is still at large
;-.:,i! Mitsui is in Japan,
New Navigation Light.
Providence, li. 1., Feb. 17.���The accident to the Roma will result in efforts being made by the ship owners
to have the government place a light
on No Man's Land, in the opinion of
pilots. The nearest light Is on Gay
Head, eight miles away. While this
is a powerful beacon, mariners say-
that in a thick blizzard like lasl night,
a ship would bring up on No Man's
Land before her navigator could
make out the light.
Toronto, Feb. 17���The phrase "union
or prevailing rates of wages" in the
school contracts caused a lengthy and
rather acrimonious discussion between
the Trades and Labor council representatives and other members of the
advisory industrial committee of the
board of education yesterday when the
matter of rates and wages being paid
to structural iron workers on the new-
technical school was under discussion. The matter arose as the result
of a letter from the representatives
of the iron workers In Toronto protesting against the scale of wages
being paid on the new building which
was declared to he a gross breach of
contract on tiie part of the Dominion
Bridge company, contractors for the
work. A letter from the company,
replying to one from the secretary of
the board, was read, in which it was
stated that the contracting company
interpreted the clause to mean the
rate of wages prevailing at the time,
and the letter pointed out that the
company which is paying from 35 to
37 1*2 cents per hour, is thereby complying with the requirements, sinoe
this is the rate paid by all the large
structural iron companies in the city,
who employ 80 per cent of the iron
workers of' Toronto. The union rate
is 45 cents.
Fred Bancroft declared that the interpretation put upon the clause by
the company was foolish, as the clause
clearly means that where there is no
union rate the board shall pay the prevailing rate. The other labor representative, J. Richards, pointed out
that the employers have interpreted
the clause to their own advantage and
that it means they are beating their
men out of a part of their wages.
"That is what 1 call a joker in the
agreement," Trustee Yokes here interrupted, "and if Mr. Bancroft and
Mr. Richards were here when this
clause vvas inserted they should be
loaded  with the blame.
"The labor men have been trying
to have Ihe fair wage clauses amended for the past 14 years," replied Mr.
Bancroft, and declared that the letter
was a clever evasion by the company
but that that was no reason why the
committee should allow it to pass. He
pointed out also that it vvas perfectly
obvious the big contractrs tendered
on the basis of a union rate of wages
and that to let them go ahead in this
way would be to aUovv them to gain
at both ends.
After some further discussion, Mr.
Yokes moved that the matter be sent
to the solicitor of the board for his
j opinion, and although Mr. Bancroft endeavored to have the committee make
a recommendation to the board ordering that the company pay the union
wages on the work, his amendment
was lost.
As the result, of the allegation that
the grouting between the courses of
brick in the new technical school was
pot properly done, the committee determined In have au investigation by
ati independent architect, anil if it is
found thut the allegation is unfounded
the board vvill have to bear the expense.
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FREIGHT
CHARGES.
HOMAGE TO VICTIMS
OE MAINE DISASTER
Yuan Shi Kai Willing.
Peking. Feb. 17.���President Yuan
Shi Kai declared today that lie was
willing to permit Professor Frank J.
Goodnow, of Brooklyn, legal adviser
to tin* Chinese government, to retire
trom bis post here In August, thereby
enabling him to accept the offer tha;
has been made to him of the presidency of Johns Hopkins university.
'Professor Goodnow, however, had not
tlecided today whether lie would withdraw from China or not.
DELAY BILE EOR
REDISTRIBUTION
Return to Washington.
Clevelaud, Feb, 17. -S cretarlcs McAdoo and Houston, comprising the
organization committee of the federal
reserve bank board, left tonight lor
Weishiuglcii after hearing Clev land
and Northern Ohio bankers argue* to-
da.v lor 'he location of one of lhe
n I'.ienai hanks in Cleveland, Cleveland's claims wi re urg, d as superior
lo those of Cincinnati and Pittsburg.
Health Conditions in China.
Chicago, I*'' b. 17. - A lirst hand
study nt medical, surgical ami public
in altb conditions in China will be
made n**\t year for the Rockefeller
Foundation bj  President  Harry Pratl
Judson  of   lhe   University   nf Chicago.
This became known today when tho
faculty granted htm a leave of absence rrom tin- ind of March lo
autumn, President Judson, who is a
member of the board of trustees,
which has charge of the foundation,
will be accompanied by a medical expert.
Premier   Moves   Second   Reading   and
Discussion     About     Increasing
Committee   Follows.
Ottawa. Feb. 17 'lie* redistribution
bill did net', gel a Becond reading in
Ilie house on Tuesday as expected. Mr.
Hot den moved the second reading antl
it was discussed until tin* early i en
ing hours vi hen tin* debate nt the in
titmice of tiie premier was adjourned
until Thursday. The reason for the
adjournment was a suggestion by Sir
Wilfrid Laurier that ilu* committee
which will fix the boundaries of the
constituencies should consist of nine
ns'ead of seven members. He said
that in 1903 there were seven provinces and now there are nine and that
there Bhould be one member for each j
province. Besides an increase of two
would give beiier representation to the
west. !
The premier did not discuss the bill j
ut   any  length  on   its  merits,  havingl
Cloudburst Floods Town.
Ovledo, Spain, Feb. 17.���A cloudburst today wrought havoc lu the
city of Ovledo and tlu* surrounding
country. Tin* lower part of the town
-..as flooded ano ilu* residents took
refuge on the roof of houses. In the
< luntry tiistritts hundreds of cattle
wore swept away, several houses collapsed nml roads were inundated. The
authorities have appealed for fond, as
many pei sons an* destitute,
Alberta Oil Well.
Calgary,    Feb. 17.���The    Mowbray-
Ucrkelej    InlereBts,    representing    a
1:11,- - group of British capitalists, are
a, e, ii ��� nn  te *i:ile  their lirst I. st  well
on section   ll. township 23, range 5.
| west of the fifth meridian, just    one
I mile west of tiie western boundary of
tiie  riarce  Indian   reserve.    The  authoritative announcement  of ibis location today come.- as somewhat  of
a surprise to those interested  in  Ilu*
development  of Hi'1 oil fields south
and wi si of Calgary, us the location
is considerably    further    west    than
most of the oil seekers have gone.
' Strew Sprigs of Evergreen on Waters
of Potomac and Flowers on Snow-
Covered Graves.
Washington, Feb. 17.���Homage to
! the men of the battleship Maine who
| lost their lives in the epoch-making
catastrophe in Havana harbor 10 years
and high officers of the nation at Ar-
ago, was paid yesterday by the navy
ruid high officers of Un* nation at Arlington national cemetery. Snow cov-
: eretl graves wen* decorated with flor*
I al tributes, and a staunch little vessel
! ploughed through the ice floes of the
Potomac to strew sprigs ol evergreen
on the watee. Over the graves a de-
��� tachmenl of bluejackets fired three
volleys and a national salute and a
bugler   Bounded   "taps"
Impressive exercises were held Indoors at Fort Meyer, ihe blizzard making it Impossible to carry oul the program planned at the cemetery, Hundreds had braved the freezing blasts,
however, tu participate in the ceremonies.
President Wilson, confined hy his
physician's orders to th" White, Mouse
sent a beautiful floral tribute, President Monocal of Cuba cabled an expression of tin* reverenoo of his government for t ie de.ni of the Maine.
His message expressed deep regret
ihat he could not participate In the
services, and added: "Bul my mind
will be with yi ii. fur I have to mourn
! with you fur tin* brave officers and
sailots ol  the Maine."
Orations were delivered at Fort
Meyer by Commander In Chief Washington Gardner of tin* Grand Army of
tin* Republic; Representative Login1
of Pennsylvania, tin* Rev, Eugene A.
Ilannan, representing Rev, Mr. Chadwick, who vvas chaplain <of the
Maine anil John McKlruy ci the
Army and  Navy union.
Secretary Daniels uf iin* navy department nml ihe official heads of a
number of patriotic organizations were
present.
New C. P. R. Tunnel.
Ottawa, Feb, IB, \n application by
the c I'. R, to construct a large tunnel in Glacier Park, near Hegcrs' Pass
has been granted by tie* government,
The tunnel will he bored through from
Benvermouth ami Rose ('reek, a ills*
tance of about  ll mill .-
Receives Appointment.
Ottawa, Feb, 15 An order in council lias been gazetted appointing Hon.
F. w. Haultaln, chief justice of Saskatoon tu in* the administrator of the
governmenl of the provlnco during the
absent',-,   un   leave   of   his   senii r,   the
lieutenant governor,
he New Westminster
 AND FRASER VALLEY	
Department   Store
TELEPHONE NO. 73.
WE   PACK,
SHIP   AND
PREPAY
FREIGHT
CHARGES.
PERRIN'S
GUARANTEED
GLOVES
ATTRACTIVELY
PRICED.
Ladies' Fine Quality "Dorothy"
Kid Gloves, $1.25 a Pair,
Perrln's make, having two
dome spring fasteners; very
pliable; colors, black, tan,
brown and white; all sizes in
each shade; silk corded stitching on   -ack.    Specially  Priced
r.pair $1.25
Ladies' and Misses' Extra
Quality "Bertha" Kid
Gloves, $1.50.
Perrin's make; of fine quality
setlect skin; perfect fitting;
finished with fine corded
stitched backs and two dome
spring fasteners; all shades
and sizes. Specially *��< Krt
priced, per pair at.. *w ��� i9U
Ladies'    Extra    Good    Quality
"Katherine"   Kid  Gloves,
$1.75 a  Pair.
Perrin's make; are made from
the finest selected French
skins; very pliable and perfect
fitting. Wo have them in
shades of black, white, gray,
navy, tan, and  brown, and    in
all sizes; with raised silk stitched backs. Specially fl��4 7K
priced, per pair at,. ^ I ��� I O
THREE SPECIAL VALUES IN
LADIES' HOSIERY.
Ladles' Fine   Silk   Boot   Hose.
Special 50c a Pair.
This is the celebrated "Onyx"
and "Utility" line of Silk Hose;
with good lisle tops; spliced
heels and toes; full fashioned,
and in all colors and sizes;
r.g. 05c and 75c. Spo- Cft<%
cial per pair for   WWW
Also Ladies'   2   and    1    Ribbed
Wool Hose.
In black only, with spliced
heels and toes; with good garter tops; and in all sizes; reg.
uliir 6ao. Special, per
pair for  	
Ladies'   Plain   Cashmere   Hose;
Special, 3 for $1.03.
An excellent wearing Stocking; also spliced heels and
toes; full fashioned and good
garter tops; in black only; a
hose worth 45c. Special at
three pairs
for   	
$5.00
SPECIALS ON
FURNITURE.
A list of BIG BARGAINS that
are all money-savers; cheaper
than you can buy them secondhand. Buy here and save
money. You lose if you go
elsewhere.
Chiffonier, with six drawers;
regular $9.00.  Sale   fl��ffc ftft
Chiffonier with three   drawers;
regular $7.50. Sale
Price 	
Iron Bed, Double Weave Spring
and Cotton Top Mattress; any
size; complete; reg. ��*C ftft
$9.25. Sale Price.... 9D.UU
Chiffonier, with six drawers,
and 12x20 mirror; regular
$12.50 value.    Sale    -fl��"J ftft
Dresser, with three large draw-
era, and bevel plate mirror; in
golden or early English finish;
regular $10.25. Sale ��fi PA
Price   90��wU
DINING   ROOM   SUITE,  $46.00.
Suite consists of solid oak six-
foot extension table, solid oak
buffet with British bevel plate
mirror, two small drawers and
one linen drawer and two-door
cupboard; set of six chairs in
golden oak finish, with leather
seats; reg. $58.00. (JQ ftft
Sale Price   ^Ww.UU
Suite, same as above In fumed
oak,       with    solid   oak    dining
chairs;   reg.   $61.
Sale Price  . .
Solid Oak Round Six-foot Extension Table; with heavy
round pedestal; early English
finish; reg. $25.
Sale Price  	
Solid Oak Square Six-foot Extension Table; in fumed, golden
or early English finish; regular $15.00. Sale
Price  	
STEEL RANGES
To sell this week at prices
you cannot possibly duplicate.
Everyone ls guaranteed perfect
and up-to-date In every respect.
One only Six-Hole Steel Range,
18-inch oven; sectional top;
Duplex grate; high oven;
nickel towel rail; all fittings
heavy nickel; a perfect baker,
with either coal or wood; regular $45.00. This
week  	
$37.50
Two only Six-hole Steel Ranges;
asbestos lined; Duplex grate;
sectional top; 16-inch oven;
fitted with reliable thermometer; full nickel finish and a
range you would be proud to
have lu your kitchen; regular
$50.00. This
week  	
$39.00
One only Six-hole Steel Range;
interlined throughout with
heavy asbestos millboard, body
of best Wellsville steel; sectional top; large Duplex grate;
broiler front section; 7-inch
stove pipe; stands on polished
steel base; a perfect stove;
reg. price Is $55.
This week  	
$42.00
$47.75
$18.00
i illinii  , t v-p,��.
$11.85
50c
$1.00
MORRIS CHAIR, $9.50.
Morris Chairs; solid oak frame
in golden, early English or
fumed; loose velour reversible
cushions; ln green, brown or
red; regular $1-1.50. *Q f*ff.
Sale Prico   9w��WW
Matl orders receive prompt
and careful attention, and all
goods shipped freight prepaid.
Write for prices on what you
want.   We can save you money.
SPECIALS FROM
THE CARPET
DEPARTMENT
WEDNESDAY ONLY.
We have eighteen Rugs, comprising all the regular stock
sizes, set aside as a Special
Bargain for Wednesday's selling only. They are all good patterns and colors, and are well
worth double the prices we ask
fin  them,
Size !��x'J feet; reg. **tf* QjJ
$8.50. Special    )3i9w
Size   9x10-6;     reg,    *|% ��7J?
$9.50. Special    9D�� I O
Size   9x12;   reg.        (a**J  *g|j
$10.50. Special ^ I i09
TAPESTRY   CARPET.
Suitable for Hall* and Stairs.
All the newest patterns, in
colors of fawn, red and green.
A good quality which will wear
well; 27 inches wide; regular
75c  a  yard.  Special Crt(%
Price,  per yard    wUC
THE
SPRING
FASHION
BOOK
IS IN
PRISE 25c
INCLUDING
ANY  15c
PATTERN
FREE.
SHOP IN NEW WESTMINSTER
jLimi/pc
AND SHOP AT McALLISTERS
THE
SPRING
FASHION
BOOK
IS IN.
PRICE 25c
INCLUDING
ANY 15s
PATTERN
FREE.
PROBLEMS FACING
fRUII GROWERS
Brokerages Houses Control Wholesale
Men and Union Must Pay
Fees.
Pentlcton, Feb. 17.���A resume of
the Mason's operations, closed in Ds-
e inlier, and un inkling of the policy
of ilu Central Silling agency dur.ng
ibe forthcoming months, was giv. n to
a large meeting of tin* shareholders
of ihe Pentlcton Fru'l Growers' union,
at a meeting held iii Sti ward's hall
lasl wi ek by R. Robertson, manager
of the agency.
Tin rumors of disruption, the count
hss grievances which the growers
have li".*n voicing among tin mselves
recently, and the nol of unrest which
lias been a common element of growers' meetings, melted away like snow
in June, und r the warmth of Mr.
Robertson's engaging personality, and
gradually as ihe speaker explained
point after point, the meeting began
to realize Iho big problem which this
man had Undertaken, and of his gren'
predominating accomplishment, win eh
mad.* any admitted mistakes set in In-
significant by comparison; the
achievement of holding th; valley together practically as one unit in the
marketing cf one staple product,
At the outset, Mr. Robertson regret*
Id that he had not had an opportunity of meeting 'he shareholders of the
p. K. V. more frequently.
lie designated the policy which had
been pursued tn 1913 as a necessarily
blow policy, contingent upon the lateness in organizing. Then* had been
considerable misrepresentation as to
the results of the season's work, and
wrong deductions made from a wrong
basis of statements, bul he w-as of the
opinion that when the growers hod
beard his explanation of mailers their
verdici would bs satisfactory to him-
H   If.
"There were two great problems
confronting us al tbe beginning of the
sease.ii," declared the speaker, "Tli: hi*
ever,, how to market the goods and
the question of transportation, or how-
to  get. tho  goods  to the consiim  r.
"Visiting the prairies al my own
expense," continued he, "l found   u
controlling ring cf wholesalers and
two brokerage houses, about which
so much has been said. The question
then arose, whether or not to go by
the wholesale houses or to pay a
brokerage."
The speaker explained that ths
prairie brokerage houses are directly
controlled by the wholesale. rine\ who
deem il to their advantage to do their
buying in this maniit r, so, necessarily,
to reach the wholesaler, resource
must be made to the brokerage house.
"A contract was entered into," said
he!, "with the Alberta brokerage,
whereby we paid them $15 a car on
fruit, and $10 a car on vegetables sold
through them, In approaching the
Mutual brokerage company, which, by
tin* way, has a great many more
wholesale houses depending on Its
buying than the Alberta house, I was
given a price of $:J0 for fruit and $15
for vegetables, as a brokerage fee, I
thought this over and realizing that
the Mutual could giv* us a tremendous distribution, accepted the offer.
This vvas after I found that the
Mutual was paid the same pric.* by
tli" American shippers, Needless lo
say, the advantage of putting out
get ils on a par wl'h American goods
with the selling agents, was apparent."
ln justifying this step, Mr. Robertson pointed out that it would have
been futile, considering thai organization bad scare: ly bean completed before the crop began to move, to have
tried with one stroke to disorganize
past channels of trade nnd open new
ones. This would have most probably entailed a big gamble-, and instead of showing a profit on the year's
operations, a big deficit would have
probably occurred,
The brokerage paid to the Mutual
brokerage had been amply justified
as that firm had given the distribution
for about 7.". per cent, cf Ihe total
Okanagan <-ro|i and the brokerage
paid lh< in bad been $7,969,77, as
against $862.60 to tin Alberta brokerage house.
Total shipments from the Okanagan
during Ilu* past sen* on bad been 541
cars of fruit, 358 ears of vegetables,
57 cars of hay. Up to .September 31
tin- amount required in ihe running
of the Central Selling agency had
been 4.4 per cont. of lhe total utiles.
As ti consequence, one half cf the
charge kepi back from the growers
for expenses of tbe Central, will he
handed back nnd In addition $10110
will be left to the credit of the Cen-
Ual In the bank.
PEEKABOOS AND OTHER
"PERILS" UNDER BAN AT ZION
Zion City, Ull., Keb. 17���When the
gadding resident of 55lon City is met
at the station by his wife he will
shake her hand and murmur a polite
greeting. Should he take her in his
arms and kiss her -to jail he goes,
under ibe provisions of the new
"moral uplift" ordinance passed by
the city council.
The ordinance makeri it unlawful
for "uny person lo sit on the knee or
lap cf a person of the opposite sex
or to embrace one another in a public place or within public view."
The ordinance hits at the "peekaboo peril," by legislating against thn
lace shirtwaist, cut low at the neck
and with short sleeves, and the open
work stocking is barred.
No   Riding   Astride.
"Tandem" motor cycling by persons
of opposite sex is forbidden; il Is
unlawful for a woman to ride astride.
a horse and is only lawful for her to
ride* at ull "when properly and modestly garbed." The. new ordinance
also makes it unlawful for a resident
of the mule sex to Invite one of the
opposite sex lo go riding with him
if a loud, boisterous tone is employed.
The ordinance provides for skirts
of ankle length for women's bathing
suits and for knee, length skirls Tor
men.
All infractions of the ordinance are
punishable by tines of from $5 to
$200 wilh Imprisonment of from five
days to six months.
Over fifty Kinds
of TOILET CHKAMS in    our
store.    You n��*td this lino now
to keep the skin soft. See our
window.
CURTIS
REXALL
DRUG
STORE

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