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Volume, Number 298.
Five Cents,
Notifies Secretary Bryan That Relatives and Government
Representatives Will Be Allowed Only to View Remains���Claimed Now That British Subject Was Shot
and Then Court Martialled.
Washington, Feb. 24.���Secretary
Bryan is in receipt of a message from
Villa to the effect that while relatives
Of William S. Benton will be allowed
to view the body, It must be interred
in the same plot from which It will
now have to be taken. Representatives of the various governments will
also be allowed the privilege but the
rebel leader refuses to give up the remains of the Uritish subejet.
Arouses Indignation.
F.I Paso, Tex., Feb. 24.���General
Villa's refusal to give up the body
of William S. Benton aroused Indignation here, but his refusal conveyed
in a telegram to the Paso Morning
Times through Its staff correspondent
at Chihuahua intensified the feeling.
The reason is given as:
"I will not give up the body out of
respect to the dead. It was Interred
with all religious observances and a
cross erected over it, and I will not
allow the sacrllige of its removal."
This word came in a response to
a telegram sent by one of his subordinates at Juarez Informing him that
no caprice should permit him from refusing the transfer of the body to the
widow and informing him that perhaps he was not familiar with the
storm of criticism which had greeted
his desire to do.
Villa's refusal io give up tbe body-
was received by consular representatives of the United States this afternoon and forwarded to Washington.
The explanation came to Juarez.
Americans on this side accept the
refusal as definite assurance that
BentOD was shot by Villa and that
he ffars to deliver the body, the condition of which they assert, would
indicate the farcical and the official
statement that there was a court martial.
Shot,   Then   Tried.
Mexicans dining hilariously on this
side today remarked sarcastically:
"Benton wurs shot and then court-
it ls believed within a da yor two
the statement of a competent witness
to the shooting, alleged lo have occurred iu Villa's heudquarters maybe obtained. American representa-
tievs of the Mexican federal government are working to this end.
Villa's statement, telegraphed to
Chihuahua today, that Benton was
guilty of four murders, and making a
charge of cattle stealing, was received
by Benton's friends with derision.
Three of them who knew Benton Intimately was asked if there was any
basis, however faint, for the charges
and answered iu the negative. They
declared that no charge of the sort
had ever been brought against the
Englishman and that the court records at Chihuahua, unless falsified
to suit the need of the hour, would
fail to show that any charges of a
criminal nature had ever been brought
against   Benton.
What Was Bauch'* Fate ?
Secret service men in the employ
of the United States government today received information which was
not divulged, which indicated that
Gustav Bauch had met a fate similar
to Benton's.
Villa has given out official statements and interviews on tho subject
which conflict. Thomas D. Kdwards,
consul at Juarez, has been repeatedly
assured that Bauch was safe in Chihuahua, awaiting a review of his case
wherein he is charged with being a
Meanwhile Marion I^etcher. consul
at Chihuahua, after a search of the
jails and barracks and diligent Inquiry, has been unable tc And him,
and Villa last night in an interview
asserted to newspaper men tbat he
never brought the German-American
from Juarez at all.
It was with similar statements that
Villa warded off inquirers as to the
fate cf Benton, and it was three days
before definite assurance of the lat-
ter's death wae received by Consul
Kdwards. Word was received that
eighteen rejected American recruits
would be put on a train at Chihuahua
and sent to Juarez.
Will Be Opposition in House
if the Application Is
Opinion in Ottawa, However, le That
Loan  Will  Be  Made���Evening
Citizen Criticizes.
Ottawa, Feb. 24.���The Evening Citizen says: Tht statement of Sir William Mackenzie explanatory of the
character of assistance given to the
Canadian Northern railway is regarded as establishing two things. One is
that the company ls after money by
way of loan and the other that they
have not got It, that is to say, the
government has not consented to
bring such a measure before parliament.
None of Own Money.
"Opponents of the proposal for further assistance to the company state
that the presentation of the company's
case Is very clever and note particularly that a distinction ls drawn between the public assistance granted
to the C. N. R. as controlled by Mackenzie and Mann, and the corporation
as operating before that. They profess to be able to show that the people who were behind the C. N. R. have
invested in it practically none of their
own money, but that it has been
raised upon the collective credit of
the Dominion and the provinces by
way of bond guarantee or subsidy.
When the subject comes before the
house there will be those prepared
to dispute the figures and claims set
forth by Sir William in his statement.
At End of Session.
"It is  hardly  anticipated  that any
Immediate    development      wlll
Chinese Will Contest Saskatchewan's "White Girl"
Labor Law.
Supreme   Court  of  Canada   Uphold*
Measure    Prohibiting    Asiatic*
Employing White Girl*.
Regina, Sask.. Feb. 24.���Local Chinese say they will appeal the decision of the supreme court of Canada
upholding the validity of the Saskatchewan act prohibiting the employment of white girls by Chinese to the
privy council.
According to Alex. Getyee, the
Chinese vice-consul in Regina, the
Chinese wlll carry the "white girl
appeal to the privy council. The supreme court of Canada upholds the
provincial legislation which forbids
white females working for Chinese in
this province.
The Chinese vice-consul said this
morning it was purely a moral question and one that cast certain reflections on the character of his countrymen.
The Chinese can easily find other
than white female labor for their
business; that is not the serious side
of the case. What the Chinese object
to is the insinuation which the bill
establishes against the morals of their
race. The white labor in their restaurants are just as much respected
as in any other place.
Promise of Premier to the
Prairie  Provinces  Is
Brought Up.
Conviction for Murder Is
Quashed and Second Trial
Not Likely.
Action* of Liberal* In 1905 Delay* the
Turning Over of Land* State*
Hon. R.  L.  Borden.
Remove Smallpox Ban.
Niagara  Falls,  N.Y.,  Feb.  24.���The
smallpox ban that has been ln force
here the  past eight weeks,  was removed today. Churches wlll hold their
mid-week   services  Wednesday  night
and the theatres will open Thursday,
take j There are now only 16 cases of small-
As has been pointed out, It is   pox under quarantine.   More than 20,-
always customary that assistance   to  000 pei sons have been vaccinated.
railways be brought dqwn In the clos I 	
ing part of the session.   In fact,   ln Got off Easy.
some previous sessions the late date      Cincinnati, Feb. 24.���Col. Brent Arn-
at which such action was taken was j o'.d, general freight agent and. super-
Ottawa. Feb. 24.��� W. A. Buchanan,
Medicine Hat, precipitated what was
probably the warmest debate of *the
session so far In the commons this afternoon when he brought up the question of the natural resources of the
three prairie provinces. Mr. Euchan-
an stated that the prime minister had
made definite promises to the people
of the* west that these resources would
be given over to the provinces as soon
as he came into power. Nothing had
been done, however, and It was desirable that the .premier make a statement as to his intentions.
The member for Medicine Hat said
be believed Mr. Borden had been sincere in making promises but apparently he had changed his policy in regard
to the matter.
Premier Replies.
The premier stated in reply that it
was not becoming of Mr. Buchanan
to complain because In 1905 when the
two new provinces were treated, the
Liberals had opposed the giving of
lands to the provinces. They had decided to give money, despite the efforts of the opposition of that day to
settle the question definitely. As a
result Of the policy of that day, circumstances have arisen which may
place many difficulties In the way of
Four Gunmen Guilty of Actual Shooting of Gambler Mutt Die in the
Electric Chair.
New York, Feb. 24.- -The conviction
of Charles Becker, former police
lieutenant, of the murder of the
gambler, Herman Rosenthal, was annulled today by the court of appeals
at Albany, the highest In the state.
He is entitled to a new trial, but it
seemed probable tonight that he
might go free without facing a second
ordeal. It was made known that District Attorney Whitman believes that
under the prevailing opinion banded
down by the court, conviction a second time will be Impossible.
Other* Must Die.
The appeal taken by tbe four gunmen, "Whltey" Lewis, "Lefty Louie,"
"Gyp the Blood" and "Dago Frank,"
convicted as the actual murderers of
Rosenthal and whom Becker was accused of having Instigated to commit
the crime, was not sustained and
they will die In the electric chair,
probably in March, except In the event
of executive clemency.
The district attorney had not received the full test of the opinion tonight, but it was learned that forming
his judgment on such ot it as was
available, he had little hope of presenting evidence against Becker sufficient to convict at a second trial. As
 Mr. Whitman was said to have Inter-
bringing jthe Conservative policy "into | ?r^w^e ��pI)nion,_,��e_5eBtlmony, ��.
effect. TheBe included the desire of
the maritime provinces to be considered in the event of the provinces receiving both lands and money as had
been proposed by the three prairie pro-
the three chief witnesses against
Becker���Jack Rose, Bridgey Webber
and Harry Vallon, self-confessed accomplices���has not been held by the
court  to  be  credible.    Although    it
Slow  Train Ditched by  a
Broken   Rail���Only   11
Minto. .Man., Feb. 24,���Travelling
at a slow rate of speed the Canadian
Northern railway train No. 12 carrying eleven passengers, bound from
Vlrden to Winnipeg, was ditched by
n broken rail one and one half miles
east of Margaret at 0.20 this morning,
sewn passengers being injured. Four
cars were thrown into the ditch, but
the locomotive stayed on the rails,
the engineer and fireman escaping injury.
Those injured were:    Rev. K. J. B,
Captain of Nantucket Give* Evidence
in Own Defence���Blame* Master
of. Wrecked Monroe.
Philadelphia, Feb. 24.���Captain" O.
lierry of the steamship Nantucket,
charged with negligence In connection
with the collision with the steamship
Monroe, when 41 lives were last, testified before the local steamboat inspectors today that he took every' precaution to avoid the collision and that
1f ('apt. E. E. Johnson of the Monroe
had done anything else than the one
thing he did do, Uie disaster would
have not occurred.
Capt. Ile.rry admitted that the Nan-1
tucket was going at full speed through
the  fog  became hv could  see a suf-
the cause of frequent criticism in as
much as considerable opposition    to
the scheme   is   evident,   there   wlll
probably be need for a measure   ot
lobbying, especially if the government
consent to render any assistance.
No Application Yet.
"There is the highest authority for
the assertion that while Sir William
Mackenzie is here and is unquestionably   seeking a  loan,  no  application
has really been made to the government.    Until one is made, discussion
of the situation by way of forecasting  the government action  is  somewhat premature.    The C. N. R. principle, however, seem full of optimism.
The opinion most generally entertained is thnt a loan will  be made.    It
must  be    explained,    however,    that
there is absolutely no official authority for any such intimation and there
is  a  considerable element    of doubt
whether anything will be done.
Some Opposition.
"Whatever position the government
may take the outlook Is for at least '
some  opposition   within   its  ranks  if
assistance is granted the C. N. R. Mr.
Bennett,   of  Calgary,   openly   asserts
that he will oppose the proposition to
the last and promises some interesting   side   lights   upon   the   Canadian
Northern railway and the methods by
which the undertaking has been carried   forward.    It   is  not   anticipated
that he will be alone In taking such
fn ten-dent of terminals of the Louis
ville Tand Nashville railroad, a clubman aad social leader of this city, was
arrested today charged with contributing to tbe delinquency of 16-year-old
Mildred McClane. He pleaded guilty
and was fined $50. In passing sentence the court said that it would not
Impose a jail sentence owing to the
advanced age of the defendant, who is
08  years old.
vinces. Mr. Borden intimated that!*"8* known that the district attorney
this proposal was not satisfactory and has new evidence which he could
there  would, have  to be  further in-1 bring forth, the testimony of   these
q-utry and; consideration. He assumed
that the provinces had really put It
forward as a basis for further negotiations.
Coming Home to Roo*t.
���Sir Wilfrid Laurler declared tha*
some of Mr. Borden'* chickens were
coming home to roost. He admitted
that it was easier to talk in opposition than to make good his promises
when in power. These promises had
been made, howeve.r, without reserve
and >t was expected that they would
be ifutfilled. He thought the trouble
was tbat when Mr. Borden made his
pledge he did not expect to be called
upon to keep it so soon. Sir Wilfrid
intimated tbat his own views in regard
to the matter are the same as those
held by him when in office.    He was
three���the gamblers who said they
hired the gunmen to kill Rosenthal
at Becker's behest���was the foundation of the case.
Mr. Whitman was also under the
imprauiim tonight th*fcj�� �����*���*$'��T
court had held that Sam Schepp*. the
smooth talking little gambler who corroborated the trio, was also an accomplice.
May. Turn State'* Evidence.
The suggestion made tonight that
the four gunmen, now that their only
hope lies In executive clemency.
might turn state's evidence, was not
received by the district attorney as
one that offered hope of aiding a conviction. He thought that their testimony also under the ruling of the
court, would lie in the same category
Exercise Franchise for First
Time at Chicago Primary Elections.
Salter. Winnipeg, travelling secretary | ftcienV'dlstance to avoid other shins.
of the llible society for Manitoba aud
Saskatchewan, badly cut on head.
James Argue, of Elgin, Man., M.P.
IV for Avondale in the Manitoba legislature, bruises and right arm sprain
J. C. Itroddy, of Toronto, traveller,
seriously  bruised.
H. Barnes, Hrltish Columbia, right
Bide and arm bruised.
Mr. and Mrs. Moffat, of Elgin, Man.,
badly shaken  up and bruised.
P, Schendel, Areola, Sask., slight-
1 y bruised.
Warm Welcome for Minister.
Rev. L. R. Crosby, the new pastor
of the Olivet Baptist church, and Mrs.
Crosby wore entertained at a pleasant
reception given in their honor in the
church hall lust evening. A banquet
was held between 6 and 7 o'clock and
at 8 o'clock a meeting waB held in
the auditorium over which Thomas
Corbett, a prominent church member,
presided. Speeches of welcome to
Mr. and Mrs. Crosby were delivered
by Rev. Andrew Grieve, of Sapperjon;
Kev. C. E. Wincott, of St. Paul's Reformed church; Rev. eMr. Marshall, of
Point Grey, and others. In reply Mr.
Crosby expressed pleasure at being
back in Canada again and looked forward to a pleasant residence here.
The first knowledge be had of the'
Mo'-oe was when he heard her whistle
"\ ry near dead ahead" anil about a
mile away, he said. He veered his
vessel to starboard and kept her
course until he saw the lights of the
Monroe at a distance of about looo
feet. Capt. Johnson, In his testimony
said he first heard the Nantucket's
whistle 1000 feet nwny and first saw
Inn- lights at a distance or about :i90
Thought Monroe Stopped.
Capt. Berry testified that when he
saw the lights he turned his ship hard
to starboard. He said he did not
change speed, because when the Monroe iblew two blasts on her whistle, he
took it to mean that under the rules
governing ships In a fog, tho Monroe
had  stopped.
Capt. Johnson in his testimony said
that when he sounded his whistle
twice he meant to convey the information that he was directing his course
to port. This ls a clear weather signal. Capt. Johnson said he was acting
under the rule which permitted vbb-
Rels to depart from the rules to avoid
Immediate danger.
The Monroe was crossing the Nantucket's bow and going very fast when
A Lonq Jump.
.',imping from a window to the
ground 40 feet below a Chinaman
escaped from the Sterling block before the police could arrive to arrest
him. The Chinaman refused to open
his door when the proprietor became
suspicious of his actions and the
police were notified. On opening the
door the window was found open and
In-low a hole In the ground where
ihe Celestial had landed. How he
escaped without injuries is what is
now puzzling the authorities.
he first got a full view of the Monroe.', . UU.M"* ""? �����"*-��V����i
Capt.  Berry said.    Then he reversed   lor' Kl ��� Lf]c l)ro8��cu
the Nantucket's engines and sent the Gilmour Rel
ship full speed astern, but It was too      A} ���* opening of
,   , vtiHlornov   mnrnini'*   Mi
With regard to wireless operators,
Capt. Berry Bald he did not think wireless telegraphy wns of much use to
ascertain the proximity of other vessels ln a fog for tbe reason thnt captains could not give exact, positions.
Weather Today.
New Westminster and lower mainland: Light to moderate winds, meetly southerly and easterly; cloudy with
occasional showers and stationary or
lower   temperature.
Trial   of   Nanaimo   Striker  Will   Con*
elude   Today���Judge   Release*
David Gilmour.
Robert Farrell, a striking miner,
was placed In the prisoner's box at
the Bpecial assize yesterday to face
trial on the two charges of riot and
unlawful assembly in connection with
the evening troubles at Nanaimo on
August 11. Farrell's trial was proceeded with until 3:30 o'clock in the
afternoon when an adjournment was
granted until this morning to await
the arrival of a material defence witness from Alberta wbo was expected
to reach the city last night.
The trial will probably be' concluded this morning. The evidence is
practically a repetition of that given
in all the other Nanaimo riot No. 2
cases. Isreal I. Rubinowitz is conducting the defence, and A. I). Tay-
^^^^^^^^^^^^ the assize court
yesterday morning Mr. Justice Morrison released David Gilmour, an Extension miner, on suspended sentence,
Gilmour, who Is only 18 years old, wns
convicted some weeks ago at the assizes and has been in jail for a considerable period. In releasing the
prisoner the judge said be was actuated by the earnest nppenl of the
youth's mother. He expressed his con
ourrence w-ith the verdict nnd felt
that Gilmour had been taught a lesson and hoped that his period in jail
and trial would prevent a recurrence
of the acts done by fain).
willing then to negotiate on the basis j as that of Ross, Webber and Vallon.
of all the natural resources, apart from I It was the concensus of opinion
land for settlement being turned over among those connected with the dis-
to the provinces. He was of the same! trict attorney's office that should any
view still. I action be taken by Becker's counsel
Held Out Bribe. I toward securing a  dismissal  of   the
Dr.  Schaffner, Souris, contended  it  case.      District' Attorney    Whitman
was the fault of the Liberals that Mr. I would not oppose it.
Borden had been unable to implement      "Good  news  received.    Congratulates promise, while Hon. Frank Oliver (tions and thanks." was the telegT-am
Chicago. Feb. 24.���Fifty thousand
Chicago women voted In the primary
election today. It was their first
chance to express themselves at the
polls since the legislature granted
them the right of suffrage, but many
who registered refrained from voting
in order to prevent allying themselves
with a political party.
The eight women candidates for
aldermanic nominations were not
successful, but four women���a Progressive and three Socialists���received nominations.
In the first ward Miss Marion Drake
defeated Carl N. Wehle for the Progressive nomination. She received
the votes of 114 men and 148 women,
against Wehle's seven men and 14
John G. Coughlin, Democratic candidate for re-election, received the
votes of 1600 men nnd 96 women.
Lida McDermut, Gertrude R. Diibin
and Maude J. Hall, Socialist candidates in the seventeenth, twentieth
and thirty-first wards, had no opposi-
tieii and received few votes, male
voters predominating.
charged that in 1911 Mr. Borden had
held out a bribe of $200,000,000 to the
people of the west only to find that
they were not purchasable.
Geo. McCraney, Hon. T. W. Crothers, Dr. Neely and W. E. Know les
also contributed to the debate.
Young Men Organize.
A well attended meeting of young
men was held in St. Andrew's church
parlors last evening which resulted in
the organization of the St. Andrew's
club for young men. Young men's
work and activities were discussed In
general    n'though    special   attention
Joseph A. Shay, his attorney, received
from Becker from the death house in
Sing Sing prison where he has been
confined since his conviction a year
ago last October. Shay was jubilant
tonight, declaring that the state's
case had fallen to pieces.
Husband Long Missing.
The local police have been asked
tto locate the whereabouts of John
Thomas Griffiths, who was last heard
of In this city about a year ago when
he wrote to his wife at Pembroke.
Wales. Griffiths is described as a,
man  5  feet  10  inches  in  height.  35
was given to a suggestion for the '' vearg da, gray hair and is minus the
f rmation of a church athletic league i middle finger on the right hand. He
Composed of all the churches in the j js a Welshman by birth and was
city. The St. Andrew's boys express- formerly a butcher and flour mer-
ed their readiness to enter lacrosse, j chant. Anv evidence as to his loca-
baseball and tennis aud a committee | tj0n  wm n,, forwarded by the police
I was appointed to report ut the next
! meeting on the possibility of arranging church leagues In these branches
of fit Id sport. Next Monday nigh; a
meeting of all the young men will be
held in the church parlors when tho
proposed athletic league will be further discussed.
Refuses to Disclose Proposed
Concessions to Ulster
London, Feb. 24.���In the house of great cause in the eleventh hour,
commons today the opposition tried | The opposition should understand
to obtain from Premier Asquith a dis-1 that the government would not be
Closure of the concessions to be of- j brow-beaten or hustled into a course
fered to Ulster In the home rule bill which, In its judgment, would not pro-
by supporting a resolution introduced mote, but embarrass the purpose the
by Bertram Falle, the Unionist mem- men of all parties should keep in view,
ber ifor Portsmouth, "That the premier j Towards Civil  War.
should submit his proposals without;    Andrew  Bonar Law, leader of the
delay." ] opposition, said that the country was
Premier Refuse*. I last drifting towards civil war.   If the
The premier refsed to dlvlge his pro-! premier had proposals to make it was
posals,   saying  that  the  government | criminal to delay them so long. The
to Griffiths' brother-in-law and to his
wife who is left with five daughters.
to provide tor.
Companies of North Atlantic Shipping
Pool Adjourn Conference.
London, Feb. 24.���The steamship
companies forming the North Atlantic
shipping pool adjourned today without
reaching an agreement on certain proposals put forward which It was believed required fuller consideration.
The conference will meet again In
Berlin on March 17. The proposed
agreement refers to the larger pool
comprising the American, British and
continental lines, which it is hoped
will be reconstructed now that the
continental lines have settled their
was prepared to put forward Its suggestions at the earliest moment that
they could be adequately considered
���by the house, which would be before
Beggar Slay* Wife of Wealthy Druggist When Refused Food.
Chicago, Feb. 24.���Mrs. Elizabeth
Healy, wife cf a wealthy druggist, was
slain with a bread knife in the kitchen
of her home today. Mrs. Healy, the
police .believe was the victim of a beg-
government adhered to the policy of |
drifting, therefore it was the duty of I gar whom she refused to feed.   The
the opposition to make it impossible  blood-Stained knife and a pair of cheap
for the government to force the bill   cotton gloves were found on the floor
through the houre unless supported by ��� of tbe room beside the body.
The gov.-1 ���.-ve-.-.t had no reason to j the verdict of the country at the polls.      Mrs. Healy was found by her hus-
Bupplioate   for  a  truce,   still  less   to  Otherwise,   he   declared,   Its   passage   band when he returned home for din-
hoist the white flag of surrender. To ; would be regarded by Ulster as a dec- * nor.   Although st'll alive she was un-
his followers he would say that the | lnratlon of war.   The motion was de-1 able to speak and died without making
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government was not going to betray a i feated 331 to 238.
,'-.     e'er" ���"*,., PACE TWO
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The members of the 1914 city council are doing what
the ratepayers demanded of them at their election a few
weeks agoj standing by the Fraser river and its destiny
as the great fresh water port of the British Pacific coast.
And, to mix metaphors, they, not only are standing by,
but they are pushing it along. They have set the pace
that wins, confidence in the Fraser's future and energy
to work for that future. If we hold the gait the council,
the harbor committee and the harbor commission have
struck for us and back them up in their efforts, there can
be only one result���success.
For some time interests antagonistic to the Fraser
have made the federal capital an unloading point for all
kinds of misstatements about the river, reports that the
most casual survey of actual conditions would brand as
lies and, what is worse, they have been getting a hearing.
Now the city council has decided to take up this phase of
the situation and, as a starter, the local member in the federal house is to be primed with a bushel or two of questions on the subject of the removal of the dredge Mastodon
from her work down at the mouth. The answers obtained,
if they are straight answers, should make interesting
Nobody in authority at Ottawa who has investigated
the Fraser river and its possibilities needs to be told of the
immense importance of the port. But there is another
side to the matter. A cabinet minister is human and, with
demands on his department far exceeding the supply, he
is naturally going to spend the money available where the
people seem to be most eager and insistent. Lawsuits are
not very often won by letting the other fellow put in all
the evidence and that's the case with the Fraser river.
We've got to land every last blow in our power to make
sure of our position. The enemies of the Fraser know
its value as a port and that is why they are so anxious to
hand it a knock at every opportunity. We at least should
be as ready to defend as they are to attack, and when Ottawa sees we mean business the fight will be won.
They call Chicago the "Windy City" and it has a right
to blow now with eight women running for seats on the
municipal council.
The minister of finance has received two thousand
dollars conscience monev from some repentant grafter.
That leaves $39,998,000 outstanding.
A leper has been discovered in Saskatchewan. It's a
loathsome disease, but it's almost preferable to some cases
of moral leprosy met with nowadays.
That miner who was entombed for a week and came]
out alive should get a job teaching Mrs. Pankhurst and
her cohorts the fine points of hunger striking.
The bunny hug and the bear dance are said to be I
popular among the Eskimos and that's about where those
contraptions belong. I
The painters and decorators of the Dominion are in
session at Edmonton, so if the police wake up some morning to find that town daubed a brilliant crimson they'll
know who has been at work.
And here we thought we were so progressive, but it's'
evidently all a myth; bustles have returned to the fashion
plates in Paris and we're no farther ahead than we were1,
twenty years ago.
the  system.    If  government    4    per
cent, bonds were sold at SO, for    instance, the borrower would pay 6 per
cent, plus such an amount as    compounded would extinguish the principal in 36% years.    An important provision of this proposal is    that    the
basis of valuation of any land for loan
purposes    is    the    actual    productive
value after improvement, which Is to
be ascertained  by  appraisers, acting
under  tbe  direction  of the  commission.    The  maximum   amount  of    a
loan is not to exceed 60 per cent, of
its  productive value.    No  loan  shall
be made for less than $250    or   for
more than $10,000, and applicants for
loans not exceeding $2000 are to be
given priority.
In dealing with the question of marketing and co-operation, the commission points out that with the exception
of fruit and vegetables, all farm
produce for the province Is marketed
within It and supplies only a portion
keeping should also be Included in the
curriculum. The report points out
that the whole system of agricultural
education should be extended and
gives some attention to the courses of
study for the new University of British Columbia.
The adoption of many of the recommendations suggested in the report,
would make the duties of the minister
of agriculture, which are rapidly increasing, become still more onerous,
and in order to deal with this advanced scope, the commissioners suggest that a separate portfolio of agriculture should be established, so that
the minister could devote his entire
time to the work. In connection with
this��proposal the report calls attention to the establishment in other
countries of consultative councils
whose functions are to advise the
minister and keep him in touch with
the agricultural classes, and therefore
suggests that au advisory board of
| agriculture, consisting   of   nine raem-
of the demand.   The commission   de-  bers should be created,
clares that It is desirable   to promote I            Suggest Special Survey*,
co-operation    among    the    producers      with regard to public lands, much
and also among the buyers of   agricultural produce. It declares that the   	
maintenance of the present protective  centlyopened up by the Grand Trunk
tariff for articles produced by farm-   pacilic and the report offers a plan
ers is necessary and reasonable,   and  0f a system of closer settlement   on
suggests that   the    British Columbia! living areas to be based on  the fol-
producer in his ficht for a sufficient   lowing lines:    Firstly,    that    certain
share of the northwest market should  areas be thrown open for closer settle-
be given assistance by the active CO-  giant;   and  that  these areas  be sur-
operatlon of the railways and express I Veyed  with especial reference to the
companies operating in the province. ' requirementB of such settlement; sec-
Public Markets. ' ondly,  that to carry out  this recom-
In considering the iiuestion of mar-1 mendatlon  a  separate  branch of the
ketlng from the point of view of the  \an(\ department   be   formed   to   bo
producer, the   commission   has   padd | called  the land classitlcatlon  branch,
particular attention  to the  effect  on
the consumer and in this connection
has investigated the work of various
public   markets.     It   commends    the
Seattle market    and suggests legislation  providing  for  the  financing    of
co-operative  public  markets    on  the
withdrawn from cultivation, that too
many of the settlers have been without capital and were unable to obtain the necessary credit. The commissioners are of the belief that in
many cases the small returns of farmers have been due to lack of co-operation, and says that In some instances
discouragement and' disappointment
were due to misrepresentation by real
estate agents.
The commission suggests that prisoners should not be kept at stone-
breaking, but should be employed In
a more useful business of drain tile
making, or quarrying and crushing
lime for farm purposes. The report
deprecates the employment of prisoners upon the roads, as is done in some
of the states across the line, and proposes that where prisoners are employed at useful and productive work,
a wage should be given them which
should go to the support of their
families, if married, or should be retained for use on their release, if they
have no dependants.
The extensions of the rural telephone system is strongly urged, and
its- value both ln development and as
Accountant. Telephone K 447. Room
22 Hart Block.
P. H. Smith. W. J. Grove**.
Work  undertaken   11    city   and   outalda*
point*.   211-11   Westminster   Trust   Bldg.
Phone  S64.    P. O.  Box  6*7.
B. & P. O. of Elks of the D. of C,
meet the first and third Friday at
8 p.m., Labor Temple, Seventh ami
Royal avenue. A. Wells Gray,
Exalted Ruler; P. H. Smith, Secretary.
evidence was received by the commiB-1 ^^^^^^^^^^^^^
ion   particularly  in the sections re- I a protective measure is recorded. The
----- --'report proposes a modification of the
Saskatchewan telephone system, and
that government aid should be given
for the extension of the service.
State aided immigration of farm
laborers and domestic servants is advocated, and it is suggested tbat the
money obtained from the Chinese
head tax be used for this purpose.
The report states that there are 10,000
poor law boys In England who might
be brought here and . placed in residential rural schools for u year, after
which they could be distributed
among the farmers.
.. O. O. M., NO. 854.���MEETS ON FIRST
and third Tuesday in each month at 8
p. m. in tho Labor Temple. II. J.
Leamy, dictator; W. J. Uroves, secretary.
X. O. O. F. AMITY LODQB NO. 17���Tha
regular meeting of Amity lodge Nee.
t7, I. O. O. F., Is held every Monday
night at I o'clook in Odd Fellows' Hall.
corner Carnarvon and Eighth streets.
  dially    invited.
and that all remaining unalienated
land In the province be reserved for
opening up on this principle; the
land classification branch to decide
what acreage is a "living area" in
each district.
,   ���-^���-������^H���n^^J       Pre-emption or Purchase.
same basis as Is now done it. the case      wit��� ^ l0 lne dl8p0Bal of the
if agricultural    co-operative    associa-   ,.������,  ,���  |hCi.(, areft8>  Ule report sug.
"S- .. ,    . i gests that they be open for either pre-
1 he question of transportation waa *     Uon   0I.  pttrcna8e,  and  that   both
also taken up by the commission and
suggestions are made with rpgard to
the need of a better refrigerator car
| service  for  fruit  and  spe'c.ial   freight
rates of agricultural supplies.
In dealing   with    the    question of'
agricultural    education,    the     report [
points out that the majority of those
engaged in farming in Uritish Colum- i
bia have had no training In their pro
fessiou and suggest a begiunin7 with
rural schools, the teaching of nature
study and the fundamental principles
of agriculture, aided by the use of
school or home plots. A teaching of
sonic    simple form    of    farm    book-
clauses be subject to the completion
of specific improvements before a
crown grant is issued. The report
also recommends that purchasers be
exempt from the residential obligation and on account of this exemption,
tin* conditions of improvement be
made more onerous for the purchaser
.than the pre-emptor.
In  dealing  wiih  the  conditions  af-
��� feeling agriculture    in British Columbia, l Ho commission reports that the
increase in the price of land, due to
the rapid growth of the coast cities,
| has resulted in a large acreage being
 .          cordially
R. A. MerrltheWi NO.; H. W. Sangster..
visiting    brethern
rrlthew, N.v*., **. ... muvfl,.,,
T. Q.; W. C. Coatham, P. Q., recording secretary: J. W. MacDonald, financial secretary.
W. K. FALE8���Pioneer Funeral Dlrectat
and Bmbalraer, 112-118 Agnes street,
opposite Carnegie Library.
ter A Hanna, Ltd.)���Funeral dlrectora
and embalmers. Parlors 406 Columbia
street.   New  Westminster.    Phone  til.
Pickering, Feb. 24.--Rev. C. L. Johnston of St. Andrew's Presbyterian
church, died very suddenly here today. Mr. Johnston was making a pastoral call when he was taken suddenly
ill. He was taken Into the house
where he was about to visit, but expired immediately, before medical aid
could be summoned. Death was due
to a clot of blood on the brain, caused
by  the rupture of a blood vessel.
Mr. Johnston came to Pickering last
April. He was previously in charge
of the Presbyterian church at North
Bay for 13 years where he had built
up a very strong congregation. He
was a highly educated man and was
well known throughout, the province.
He is survived by his wife, two daughters and a son.
ster Board of Trade meets In the board
room. City Hall, a* follows: Third Friday of each month; quarterly meeting
on the third Friday of February, May.
August and November at 8 p.m. Annual meetings on the third Friday ot
February. C. H. Stuart Wade, secretary.
Halt*, Deeds, Business Letters, etc.; circular work specialist. All work strictly
confidential. H. Barry, room 418 West-
minster Trust Blk.
hone 702.
rlsters, Solicitors, etc. 40 Lorne Street,
New Westminster. O. E. Corbould, K.
C.    J. R. Grant.    A. E. McColl.
rer Villa has made no answer to I
��� of th.- murdered Benson, prob-
uld show that the fearless ranch-
The Mexican murd
the re juest for the bo*
ably because that body wo,	
man nvl his death from a pistol bullet and not from sev
oral rifle balls fired by an early morning squad.
political commission, similar to those
m operation in New Zealand and Aus-
government supervision isi    The  recommendations    provide  for
the creation of a board to be known
Victoria, Feb. 24, The Inauguration
of a svsti in of agricultural credit
operated by an Independent commission under ���--^^^^ ^^^^^^^^^
the recommendation of outstanding
Importance In the report of the royal
commission on agriculture', which
was submitted to the legislature yes
The report Ib an exceedingly exhaustive om in addition to the problem of land loans, ii d-eals extensively
with lhe problems e,f marketing and
co-operation ami Btate-aldi d emigration, and proposes several radical
changes In tho matter ol land tenure
by Bettlers, and In many branches of
agriculture which are of vital Interest
to the province.
The report emphasizes the general
need on the part of farmers for the
establishment of some system of lon?-
term loans at low interest and points
out that in n,any old countries where
the land has been under cultivation
for centuries il has been found neccs-
Harv ei nrovid" Bonn   special means of
extending such credit.
The commissioners point out that
ihe employment of seime Intermediate
agency, such as a loan company, i
would Increase the cost, to the borrower, without lncrea��lnf the pi cur* ���
against losceB, and therefore re*eom*
inciid;  the establishment ol  b
as the agricultural credit commission, ccnslstlng of a superintendent
and four directors; two members and
tne superin i ndi nl to be practical
farmers, and to le* appointed by the
lieutenant governor in council feu-
life; the other two members to b��.
deputy ministers of agriculture and
finance. Under the scheme proposed,
the legislative assembl) shall make
provision for the Issue i i stock bear
ing interest at not over 4 per
mid    having   a    currency up to
Thirty-six Years
The credii    commission
plan proposed shall    be    empowered |
to lend to farmers In respect of per*
tnanent Improvements made on their
land   and   for  other   productive    purposes and such loans shall be repay
able  by emorilzation  ever Buch  periods as tin* commission  may  decide,
; but  in no case exceoding    thirty-six
and  a half years.    In addition  to the
amount payable   as amortization,  the
borrower would pay 1 per cent, over
and about the net cost of the money
in the government.    This 1  per cent,
would meet th.* cost of administering
36 Vi
under the
at-law. Solicitor, etc. Bollcleor for the
Bank of Vancouver. Offices: Merchants Rank Building, New Westminster, B.C. Telephone No. 1070. Cable,
address "Johnaton." Code Western
W.   F.
, Collister  Block,
corner Col-
McKenile streets,
minster.   B.C.     P.
O.   Box
slde ��� Barristers and Solicitors, Westminster Trust Blk., Columbia street.
New Westminster, B. C. Cable address
"Whiteside," Western Union. P. O.
Drawer 200. Telephone ����. W. J.
Whiteside. K. C.; H. L. Edmonds. D.
I. STILWELL CLUTE. Barrister at-law,
solicitor, etc.; corner Columbia etna
McKensle streets. New Westminster,
B. C.    P.  O.  Bo*  11*.     Telephone   71��.
Solicitor and Notary. Offices Hart
block. 28 Lorne street. New Westminster. B. C.
Barristers and Solicitors. SOS to lit
Westminster Trust Block. G. E. Martin, W. G. McQuarrie and Oeorgu L
COAL MINING rights of the Domlnlea
in Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta,
ehe Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and In a portion ot the Province
if British Columbia, may be leased for a
term of twenty-one years at an annual
rental of 11 an acre. Not more than 2611
acres will be leased to one applicant.
Application for a lease must be made
r>y the applicant ln person to the Agent
I >r Sub-Agent of the district In which the
[ rights applied for are situated.
In surveyed territory the land must t>*
lescrlbcd by sections, or legal sub-dlvl-
tions of sections, and ln unsurveyed territory   the   tract   applied    for    shall    bs
: ritory   the   tract
nuirj   v���*o   ...v.   applied    ..
naked out by the applicant himself.
Each application must be accompanist
tjy a  fee of 15 which will be refunded If
ehe   rights applied  for are  not  available,
i  nit   not   otherwise.     A   royalty   shall    ha
i  ntld   un   the  merchantable  output  of  tha
! nine ut the rate of five cents per toe.
The   person   operating   the   mine   shall
furnish    the   Agent   with   sworn   returns
iccountlng for the  full iniaiitlty of mer*
shantabls   conl   mined  and   pay   the   rny-
ilty   thereon.   If   the   coal   mining* rights
ire net being operated such returns shouK
���ie   furnished at  least  once  a  year.
The lease wlll Include the coal mining
���lathis only, hut tbe leasee wlll be permitted to purchase whatever available
lurface rights may be considered net-earn ���>��� tor the working of the mine at tbe
rate of $10 an acre
For full Information application shoulw
*ie made to the Secretary of the Department  of the Interior.  Ottawa,  or  to any
Agent  or Bub-Agent of  Dominion  I .amis.
Deputy Minister ot the Interior..
N. B.���Unauthorised publication of this
idvertlsement will not be paid for.
New Wellington
Office, 554  Front Street,
Foot of Sixth Street.
O. Box 345. Phone 1
105      I:   |
Transfer Co.
I Office Phone 185.       Barn Phone 137.
Begbie Street.
Baggage Delivered Promptly to
Any Part of the City.
Light and Heavy Hauling
Brown, in which they predicted a won-
| derful development for Alaska as a
| result of tbe passage of the railroad
| bill by both houses of congress. A
��� commercial organization has been or-
! ganized to secure the selection of Val-
I dez as the terminal of the proposed
Signs for Salary for Driving Team in
Person���Investigations Proceed
at Seattle.
HARD TIMES! A prominent advertiser who spends a fortune every
year in publicity has established a
significant rule. Whenever he notices a slowing up of business he increases
his advertising. This is the reason: "When
business is booming it is unnecessary to
right for it���it comes of itself; but when
business is slow I insist on having my share
of it, and the easiest way to get it is by calling attention to my goods. I do not wait for
hare times. I scent them in the distance,
and before anybody else gets busy I make
my contracts for advertising on a big scale
and get my orders in before my competitors
know what I am doing." The logic and common sense of the attitude of this gentleman
account in large part for the remarkable
success he has achieved
Advertise in
The New Westminster News
Seattle, Feb. 24.���The Commercial
club investigating committee now
delving into County Commissioner M.
It, Hamilton's official acts, has discovered road warrants on district No. 4,
payable to Cecil H. Upper, the Georgetown banker and Mr. Hamilton's business associate, and Upper's name on
the payroll of the district as operating
a team of horses on road work. Mr.
Upper is president of the Citizens'
bank of Georgetown, of which County
Commissioner Hamilton is a director.
County Treasurer W. H. Hanna was
asked to look up the record of warrants cashed' by him, and reported tc
the investigating committee that sev
'eral warrants have been indorsed and
cashed by Mr. Upper for road work,
running back bIx months and ranging
from $68 to $132 per month. The name
also appears on the pay roll of the
district but the roll is signed by another hand.
The law requires that each signer
make affidavit that he has worked the
number of, days charged and also requires the affidavit of the foreman
and supervisor that the laborer has delivered the work. It Is contended by-
Mr. Hanna that nobody could make
this affidavit for Mr. Upper and that
the affidavit of the foreman and of
the supervisor do not set forth the
facts unless Mr. Upper worked ln person.
"If Cecil 11. Upper has been working
in road district No. 4, hauling dirt, he
has formed some new habits of industry." said County Commissioner
M. L. Hamilton yesterday. "Personally
it would be hard to convince me of it.
The kind of work he is really doing
is proxy work. He has a team of
horses and he hires a man and puts
him to work with the team. Road district No. 4 pays him $5.50 per day for
this, the same as anybody else, and
Upper pays the man himself. The man
aVid team are worked in Upper's name I
and Upper draws the pay. Many teams
are worked on the road in this way.'
The district gets the work done and
pays for it, and the man who owns th*' |
team is paid for the work, and every!
body seems to be satisfied except the
people who are after me."
"I have absolutely no statement to'
l*f;ike," said Mr. Upper last night when j
1 questioned in regard to his dealings:
with the county. "Absolutely nothing I
to say about it���no; no explanation I
at all."
P i C��S 70 YEARS AGO.
fllgh Cost of Living Is Not Strictly
People talk much about the high
cost ot living ll ese days as If It were
something new. An Interesting document bas come to the notice of The
Toronto Globe, which shows that seventy years ago people living ln Ontario had their own H. C. O. L. problems to deal witb. Only at that time
it had not reached tbe stage whe-e It
could be transposed into the cost of
high living.
Tbe document referred to ls a receipted bill of Mr. John Glffln of
B Linpton, C.W., "C. W." meaning
Canada West. The bill ls a trade account extending over a period of
about one year, from February, 1840,
to February, 1841.
Many articles appear absurdly
cheap when compared to the prices
at present prevailing. For Instance
an item appears on fie account,
"Two gallons whiskey, 5s. <8d."
Whiskey at 54 cents a gallon! Does
anybody know what whiskey costs today? Rice appears at two pounds for
1' pence, or 11 cents a pound. Today it costs 5 cents a pound. Barley
was given in part payment of the articles on the account a- the rate of
about 35 cents a bushel. "Pease"
went at 60 cents a lusbel.
On the other tuni'. on'August 16
Mr. Giffln bought half a pound of
t . at two shillings and/ three pence,
or $1.08 per pcund, the same price
as two gallons of whiskey. Wbo would
drink tea in those days? Nevertheless towards tbe end of tbe same
year Mr. Giffln bought another half
pound of tea for two shillings and
s'v pence, while In the beginning of
the year 1841 te paid three shillings
and ninepence for another half pound.
Kither the tea market had advanced,
or he was getting the teajAiabit, and
was . .-eking a superior brand.
Factory cotton was sold at eight
and one-half pence a yard, or 17
cents a yard. Half a yard of ticking
cost nine pence, or 18 cents, while
one yard of coat facing sold for three
shillings, or 72 cents.
A Queer Water Jug Seller on a
Paris Boulevard.
j The  Bride's  First  Dinner to Her Admiring Family.
I    The dear little Dresden-like bride bad
but recently returned from her wed-
Remarkable Race ef People Who Dwell
In France and 8pain���A Jolly Game
For Boys���Many Thing* That Children Like to Read About.
The odd looking little man and bit
heavily loaded little donkey ia a Basque
water jug peddler, and be was plying
his trade on a Paris boulevard when
tbe camera man took bis picture. The
jugs he sells possess tbe peculiar prop,
erty of keeping liquids fresh and coot
no  matter  bow  warm  the  weather.
ding trip. For the time being, while
the intricacies of housekeeping ia a
flat were mastered, romance was
crowded out Tb>- woman wbo sees
and hears was lurited to dine and
found tbe bride in a most jubilant
"Tbe whole family came to dinner
the other night." she confided. "1 bad
a roust, etc. Everything was so tiptop tbey were surprised Mamma said
sbe didn't tblnk I bad it in me, bat 1
showed them!
"And I'm getting so saving! Why.
today I ordered half a watermelon for
30 cents. It was too much for us, bat
Will loves It But later 1 passed another store and saw the dearest melon
for 10 cents. I ordered It and canceled
tbe other one. Wait till you see it.
Tbe slices will just fit those darling
green plates that Lnella gave me. I'M
let Will cut it"
Tbe watermelon was brongbt forth.
Will made a slash nnd chuckled; little
bride looked puzzled, and for a moment
the woman who sees and bears longed
to melt Into obscurity.
It was a squash!
@ by American Press Association.
An Original Treatment For This Fash*
ionsble Footwear,
Tan shoes, though pretty when new,
are often a problem to keep in trim
condition. Possibly this knowledge often deters some would be buyer from
selecting tbem. Wben new tbey are
apt to be scarred and have to be polished sooner than a pair of black shoes
would under tbe same conditions. Polishing tan shoes darkens tbe leather,
changes their appearance and takes
away tbejf fresh look.   A girl recently
They are made of a clay found in tbe | originated a novel treatment for them
which may prove a valuable suggestion
to others. After melting paraffin
which was left after sealing preserves
she coated her shoes thoroughly with
It, rubbing It In well. Wben the wax
was dry she heated a cloth and polished the shoes with It    Apparently
Valdez   Rejoices.
Valdez, Alaska. Feb. 24.���The largest celebration In the hlBtory of Valdez was staged tonight. After fireworks and bonfiers, speeches were delivered by Mayor E. E. Ritchie and
United    States    Judge  Frederick  M.
Immigration Is 412,055.
"Total Immigration into Cana
for the year 1913, commencing Jan.
1 and ending Dec. 31, will amount
���- 412,955, as against a total of 402,-
C54 for the year 1912," said J. Bruce
Walker, Immigration commissioner,
at Winnipeg at the close of the year.
"We  had  hope  ,"  the commissioner
Pyrenees   mountains   and   are
sought for by tbe Parisians.
The Basques are a remarkable race
of people, dwelling in tbe southwest
corner of France and in the north of
Spain, on both sides of tbe Pyrenees.
Tbey are supposed to be descendants
of tbe ancient Iberians, who occupied I tuis treatment has  made tbem stain
Spain before tbe Celts. The Basques
preserve their ancleut language, former manners and national dances.
proof, yet has not darkened nor hurt
the leather..
A   New  Way  to   Accomplish  an  Old
Household Task.
"To clean silver ln such a way nt
plainly   impossible."   said  a   woman.
Sbe was like tbe good old farmer who
Foot In the Ring (Boys).
Divide  tbe children into squads of
about eight   For each squad draw on
tbe ground a circle about two feet in j
diameter.    Boy No. 1 comes forward. |
Li.-cuinm.ssi.ni,--   places one fMt In the ring, bending the',
continued    "th-1    the    total    would * knee and  having the  weight of ths I stood looking straight at the  giraffe
reach 425,000,' but owing   to some- i body over this foot   He then folds bis   and still declared. "There ain't no such
what  unfavorable  conditions,  which j arms and waits the attack of boy No.   animal."
came Into prominence during the past ��� 2. who. also having his arms folded,' However, this silver cleaning pan
few months, tha movement recelvtii j hops forward. No. 2 bops around No.', is about as practical a thing as ever
a slight check. 1 1,  who  keeps changing  his  front  to   was Invented to do away with one ot
"During the months from April to   where No. 2 Is. until the tatter finds a, the moBt disagreeable chores of honsa-
November, Inclusive, the total imml-   chance to attack No. 1. and while hop-
gration Into Canada from all sources , plog   push him out of tne circ|e.    if
amounted to m.899   or an Increase j he gucceed9-  he w,ng, and &*.*�� the
of  6  per cent, over the corresponding period of 1912.    In April, May.
June and  July of this year the in-
TTicTalcTke Wagons Tell
My office window
faces a street, close
to the railway freight
All day long a steady
stream of trucks and
lorries lumber by-
loaded with boxes,
barrels and bales.
One truck I noticed
the other afternoon
was particularly interesting.     No two
boxes were the same,
and stencilled   on   the
end of each was the name
of some well-known product���soap, tobacco,   socks,
breakfast   food,   cocoa,  port,
tea,   chocolates,   perfumery and
baking powder.
Gathered there in prosaic wooden
boxes were the results of thousands
of hand's labor in all parts of the
The cocoa had been
grown in Brazil,
shipped to "Bristol,
transhipped to Montreal and finally
distributed from
The  tea  was gath-
ered  by  swart-
skinned   natives   of
the romantic  island
of Ceylon;  from
sunny Portugal the
luscious,    big    grapes
had been gathered years
ago,   fermented,  bottled
and   branded   with  a famous
name; from Egypt had come the
cotton and from South America the
dyes that entered into the product
finally stamped with the brand of a
well-known hosiery.
There behind that obviously prosaic truck-load of freight was the whole romance
^f modern commerce -the skilled production, the universal demand for food, drink
and raiment, and the world-wide distribution of the things we use every day.
And then I speculated why we use these things every day, instead of some other
things; and that brought me plump back to my own job of advertising.
The names of some of the boxes on the lorrie were known everywhere to-day, but
ftarl been unknown a few years ago; and I saw then more clearly than ever before
that Advertising is really a great channel digger. It is like tbe Panama Canal. You
can sail from Montreal to Vancouver now, around the Horn. You can get there,
'hnt it is eoing to take months. A year or so from now you will sail through the
Panama Canal and chop the journey to less than half. A new channel will have
been dug.
The ereat names in commerce to-day are those of the manufacturers who have let
modern advertising steam-shovel a channel across the isthmus of distributing
The ereat names in the commerce of to-morrow will be those of men who widen and
dredge this channel so that the greater traffic may pass smoothly and quickly from
the source of production to the homes of the consumer.
If you nre doins �� tool business
talk over your advertising* problems
with the Advertising Department of this newspaper.
ill vm, are doing a provincial or natinnol h.m-nn.. it would be well for you
.�� have eouoie ttnd MsltUnDS ol ft ��00d advertising agency.    A lint of the.e will be furnl.hed.
bligstion   by the Secretary of Canadian Press Aaaoclstion. Room 503, Lumsden Bul'-iing. Toronto.
creas�� over corresponding months of
1912 ran as high as 25 per cent., b-t
In   August,  September,  October and"!
November there vas a decided falling
ofT, ar compared with the corresponding months of li.st year.    In August
the decrease was 3 per cent.. In Sep- :
tember 21 per  cent..  In October 24 j
per cent., and   In  November 36  per
In explaining these   decreases the !
commissioner said: "These decrease
are not nearly so serious as tht ng-
ures would ldnicate.    From the Unit- I
ed States, for example, the decrease
was due to falling off of general lab-
orers and  mechanics.     Detailed  fig-
ures,  however,  chow  that  there  has
been an increase In value of effects j
which they brought witu them, and
in total amount of actu".I bard carj^
wbicL they had in their possession."
j circle. No. 3 coming forward to at-
��� tack him. and so on. If. however,
! daring the contest No. 2 gets both feet
on the floor he loses and No. 3 tbeu
comes forward to attack No. 1. The
flfnyer in the ring, so tang ns bis foot
Is", in tbe circle, may cause the attacker to fall by evading or dodging-
blin. Tbe arms must always remain
folded and the pushing must be done
with the shoulders and never with the
raised arms. Au exciting contest Is
had by putting two attackers against
the one in the ring.
The apparatus consists ot sn ordinary vessel made ot sheet zinc, to the
bottom of which is soldered a grating,
made of tinned iron wires. The solution, one tablespoonful et baking soda
and one tablespoonful of ordinary table salt dissolved in water and poured
Into tbe pan, generates a galvanic action which detarnisbes silverware and
Probing  Peat  Itesources.
The Dominion Government has,
through tbe medium of tbe Department of Mines, just undertaken a
vpry extensive and exhaustive investigation into the merits of pet as
fuel, the commercial feasibility of its
manufacture a* a reasonable marketable pric. and the available supply
In Canada.
1 he Government ls experiencing
con ilderable difficulty with get-ricb-
qukk men, who, posing as promoters
of peat enterprises, induced inves- j
tors to place conslderbale money in
ventures that are not based upon in-
lelligent Information in regard to
ihe possibilities of the industry.
There is considerable capital invested in Canada, however, in legitimate peat enterprises, and these
ire to be given every encouragement by the Government, with the
'���nil ln view of doing everything that
is possible to provide against a fuel
famine in th** future.
About Money.
Over 1.000 series of Greek coins. Is-
,' sued by independent cities, are said to
; exist
I     In the fifth century B. C. refined ron-
per  Is   said   to   have  been   as   highly I
prized as gold.
During tbe reign of Noma Pompllfus. J
TOO  B. C. nn  experiment  was  made
with wooden money. i
Hrass money was coined In Rome hy
Servlus Tulllus ns early as r>73 B C
The Romans issued private or consular coins which bore the names of
leading Roman families.
���lulius Caesar was the tirst man ��no
put his own linage nn a coin.
Aristotle says. "Money exists not by
nature, but by law."
Use for Oerman Carp.
Prof. Prince, Dominion fisheries'
commissioner, suggests that the
spawn of German carp which were
Disced In Lake F.rle and Lake Huron
in 187 2, and have flourished exceed-
ogly, could be made valuable for ca-
,lare and thus provide a profitable
���uliistry in th.ve waters. When properly prepared and cured It Is indls-
Ingulshable from the caviare made
'rom the sturgeons.
Inquiries from New York and Lon-
lon dealers who report a shortage of
-.lpply, caused the examination of
,-hlcli Prof. Prince's suggestion is the
esult. Up to now German carp has
teen a despised fish In this country.
A Dutiful Boy Scout.
"I nm n crossing wntebmiiu." writes
n man front Philadelphia, "nt Secuud
and Giranl avenue, and a crippie I
have a signal on n high post, and
every evet lug I bnve to put n lighted
lamp up tHere nii'I tnUe It down In tha
morning lo rotlil It. It Is hard work
mid risky for me, for I have only one
leg So there Is n little si-out who
pusses .'\i'ty morning at r> o'clock, serving mill; for bis uncle, lie takes my
lump down for me. He told me It was
tils duty���every scout Wfli to do a kind
act every morning of his life. Three
cheers for tbe boy scouts!"���Jncoti A.
Itiis In outlook.
.**e.*>Mt-*.*r'- .....
without coat or
Heady-Made Farms In Demand.
The "ready-made farm" Idea,
-hich has been In force for a short
Ime by the New Brunswick Government, Is showing satisfactory results
rom every standpoint. Over one bun-
red and thirty farms have been disused of to actual settlers.
Movies Of the Foxes.
Moving picture men are now on
>*-ince Bdward Island taking pictures
ii a number of the fox ranches. They
;et the animals in motion, running
round the pens, climbing up tbe Bides
if the win enclosures, running Into
heir holes, and doing other stunts.
Peg Away]
reg away, my lad; pes nwny
If you the prize would win
'Tis only poor, faint hearted chaps
Who talk of giving In.
Success may be long In coming.
But come It surely wlll
To those who grind un steadily
At Perseverance mill.
Peg away, my lad. st your gnmse.
Don't thlnn they're not for you.
Consider Ihe deeds of others
And show what you can do.
Should the task nr game seem KMt
Don't admit ihat you nra "dons,"
But piny It out to the end. lad.
That's liow success ia won.
Yea, pee away all through your lira
Let thai your motto oe.
For Steady, honest etTni'l's bound
T*> bring lhe victory
-Hoys  Own t'nusr.
Jewelry wben placed in tbe pan without action on tbe metal by simply acting ou tbe tarnish. This action is
rapid and removes the tarnish from
the Inside of hollow ware as well ns
deep recesses In embossed silver. This
method doesn't take any of the silver
ll way, That is the advantage over pol-
isliing. It simply reverses tbe process
of oxidization, to which all silver is
subject. Tarnish Is not dirt and not a
deposit    It is the color change of tbe
i surface of silver exposed to the atmosphere.    Action of the sliver cleaning
1 pan Is based on the electric relation
of all metals, known us the electric.
|M>toiitiallty of metals, which kuowl-j
edge ls as old ns the knowledge of elev-*
trlcity Itself. The cleaning action 1*1
based on this principle? and brought'
ubout by tbe use of un electric current.
A Pickle Secret.
At last has been disclosed tbe secret
of n housewife famous for her well
flavored crisp pickles. She haR herself
divulged the secret of their crlspness,
which proves to be nothing more than
the addition of fresh grated horseradish
to tbe contents of the pickle jar.
P.O. Box ���� Dally News Bid**,
of all kinds.
���'rices right.   Satisfaction guarantee's
ftfl McKamle St
A Pretty Idea,
Have a flower like those used for the
decoration of the bible floating In each
nf   the   finger   bowls      A   bit   of   old
fashioned   herbage,   which   sometimes
nkes  the  plttce  <>f  lhe time  honored
-ie gemilium tear ks a sprig uf lemou
Residence Y. W. C. A.       Phone 1324.
Smoked, salted or canned we
have at all times a good assortment on hand.
Smoked Salmon Strips, 2 lbs 25c
Kippered  Salmon,  2  lbs 35c.
Smoked Halibut, 2 lbs 35c.
Finnan Haddle, 2 lbs 25c.
Kippers, per lb 10c.
Acadia Salt Cod, 2 lb. box.  35c.
Salt Cod. 2 Ib. pkg 25c.
Dry Salt Cod, whole, !b...12^2c.
Labrador Salt Herring, large
each  .... ���-.- 5c.
Sockeye Salmon, 2 1 lb. tins 35c.
Sockeye Salmon, 2 % lb tins 25c.
At.ias Brand Salman. $. 1 lb, .
tins   C^wP.ftb;
Noel's Fish Pastes, assorted
per jar       20c.
Noel's Fish Pastes, large size
per jar    ; 25c.
Canned Lobsters, Shrimps,
Oysters, etc.
���' ..
Model Grocery
308 Sixth St. Phone 1001-2.
East Burnaby Branch, Second
St. and Fifteenth Ave. Ed-
Monds Branch, Gray Block.
Phone 1111L.
Local News
Delayed Traffic.
The 2.10 outward bound C. P. R.
was delayed for one hour at the junction of the G. N. R. and C. P. tracks
yesterday, owing to a Oreat Northern
freight car, the rear and front truck3
of -which had starteel off on different
Money to loan on trrst mortgages,
improved city and farm property, 9
per cent. Alfred VV. McLeod.      (2889)
auction (absolutely without reserve)
on Thursday and Friday, February 26
aud 27, at 1:30 p.m. sharp, each day.
Sale will be held at the jewelry store,
521 Columbia street, and every article
miv-it go regardless of price offered,
as Mr. Edwards intends vacating the
premises on February 28. (2984)
JVr. and Mrs. C. M. Marmont, Fraser
Mills, a girl. (2090)
Coquitlam Conservatives.
The  Port  Coquitlam    Conservative
association is holding a smoker in the
Commercial hotel at the Port City on
Friday evening.
First Spiritualists Society, New
Westminster, will hold their meeting
in the Sterling block. Royal avenue
and Tenth street, Wednesday evening
at 8 o'clock. Conductor, Mrs. E.
Clarke.   All are welcome. t2989)
ern house below Third avenue and
east of Seventh street. Would
lease for year.   Box 2991 The News.
Discuss Estimates.
A meeting of the Port Coquitlam
board of works was held yesterday
afternoon when estimates on some
minor work were discussed. It is
planned to give employment to twenty
men, ratepayers preferred, in the
course of a few days.
For all  building  supplies  and  fuel
j oil apply to the B. C. Transport Co.,
j Ltd., 505 Westminster Trust building.
Office phone 826, wharf phone 880.
We Have
to Loan
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,     j
The Perpetual Trustee.
Recovering Slowly.
C. li. Stuart Wade, who was removed to St. Mary's hospital a few-
days ago as the resr.lt of a snilden attack of appendicitis, is recovering
sti*aelii.v according to reports from
Uie* hospital.
Coal ! Coal ! Ccal ! Large ship
ment best Nicola coal just in. Just
the thing for cold weather. Westminster Coal Co., Phone 830, B. C. Transport dock. (2909)
Parcels Post System.
By degrees the parcels post busi- '
ness inaugurated at the* post office
the first of this month is increasing.
The latest reports make aboil1: 50 parcels received for one day. The parcel matter is being handled with little
difficulty and the regular deliveries
are being made".
Insure in the Royal, the world's
largest (Ire company. Agent, Alfre;d
W. McLeod, the Insurance Man.
To Appoint Committees.
The tirst meeting of the new council
of tbe board of trade will be held this
afternoon at *1 o'clock in the board of
trade rooms, when the work of the
year will be laid out and committees
will be appoint i'd.
Progressive Association.
At the regular meeting of the Progressive association executive yesterday afternoon W. T. Reid, 11. Schaake
and J. Dorgan were appointed to confer with the council of the beard of
trade at its meeting this afternoon on
matters of mutual interest. 11. Gibb
was received as the member from the
Trades and Labor council to succeed
D. S. Cameron, resigned.
Alleged Murderer.
Elooshea Dzabaeff, the Russian who
was arrested at Fraser Mills a few
days ago in connection with the murder of Alex. Sekineff, at Burnaby on
or about Nov. 5, 1912, will come up
in the stipendiary magistrate's court
this morning for preliminary hearing.
Witnesses against the alleged murderer are being brought from across
the line.
Three Years for French.
Harvey French, professed procurer,
was sentenced yesterday morning by
.Magistrate Clute. sitting for Magistrate Edmonds in tiie police court, to
three years in the penitentiary. With
regard to French's wife, his worship
intimated that her case was one for
some of the moral reform societies,
if they would only take it up. The
Hindu implicated in the affair, Gean
Singh, was ordered to pay a fine of
$20<i, or in default, to serve twelve
months in jail.
Placed in Command.
Lie*uts. J, C. Day and W. S. Rose
have been appointed to the provisional
command of the Point Grey and Coquitlam troops of the B, C. Horse.
The regular commanders of these
troops are leaving shortly for Winnipeg lor the purpose of entering a
military school.
Clarke and  Davis Appeal Case.
According to a wire received by the
counsel for the condemned men the
minister of justice will not render a
decision on the special appeal made
in the behalf of Clarke and Davis, the
eonvlcted murderers of Constable Archibald, Vancouver, until next week.
The date set for the execution is Friday. March 6, but whether the condemned men will face the extreme
penalty of the law on that date or
not depends on the minister's decision.
MORDUE--Robert Mcrdue, a pioneer rancher of Langley, died at the
Royal Columbian hospital on Monday.
He was 64 years of age and a native
of England. He had resided in Langley for twenty years and had a wide
acquaintanceship. He was 8 widower.
The body will be shipped from W. E.
Fales' parlors today to langley for
LEDGEWOOD���Robert Ledgewood,
of Port Moody, died at the Royal Columbian hospital yesterday after a
long Illness from heart trouble. He
was about 32 years of age and had
been a sufferer for several years. The
body is at W. E. Fales' undertaking
parlors pending arrangements for the
PARR���The death occurred on Sunday evening of the infant son of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert Parr, of Burnaby.
The arrangements for the funeral are
being made by S. 'Howell, undertaker.
BEUCHOLZ���The funeral of the
late Albert Beucholz, who died in the
Royal Columbian hospital on Sunday
evening, will take place this afternoon at 2 o'clock from his late residence, 326 Buchanan street, to the
Fraser cemetery. Rev. E. G. Thompson, of Sapperton, will officiate.
OPENSHAW���The funeral of the
late William Openshaw, who died In
the Royal Columbian hospital on Monday, will take place today from Mur-
chie's undertaking parlors to the
Church of England cemetery. Rev. F.
Plaskett, of St. Mary's, will officiate.
Rumors of Amalgamation.
Rumors are still current in connection with the absorption of the Bank
of Vancouver by one of the larger
institutions. For the past two weeks
negotiations have been going on between the Royal bank and tbe Bank of
Vancouver but it is understood that
these have fallen through. A still later report gives the information that
the Union Bank is dickering on the
proposition, W. L, Sliatford, M.L.A..
and a prominent stockholder of the
bank, being at present in the east.
The first and only ladies' ice hockey
Game of the season will be played at
the rink Wednesday evening. West-
the rink tonight. W estminster vs.
Vancouver. Popular admission. (2987)
New Westminster
BOS   Columbia   Street.
C. S. KEITH, Manager.
THE COflS 0!
Htavy Passenger List.
The White Star mammoth liner S.S.
Olympic sailed trom Bouthamptotn on
February is with 385 first, 245 second
a:ul 4'.i5 third class passengers, an
excellent lis! for this season. Among
the promine-nt British Columbians returning are D'Arcy Tate, vice-president of the Great Eastern railway.
Fred Davis will sell by public auction the office furniture and effects
of the National Finance company on
the premises at 521 Columbia street,
on Thursday next, February 20, at
1:30 p.m. sharp. Sale will comprise
in parti partitions, front doors, coun
ters, roll top desks, standing desks,
revolving chairs, linoleum,' heaters,
office chairs, Heel top desks, carpets,
stools, etc., etc, (2983)
Ash Wednesday.
T"*.!:;. being Ash Wednesday and
JV' commencing of thi annual Lenten
season, special services vvill be held
in the Anglican and Roman Catholic*
churches in the city, Special out of
town ministers have been secured by
Holy Trinity cathedral who will
preach each Frldai evening during
the six weeks of observance. The
VenMi.!.'* Archdeacon Heathcote will
oocupy il!" pulpit, on Friday evening.
Seceere your tickets tor the Isd'cs'
hookey match, Vancouver vs. Weet*
minster, tonight, at the rink.     (2987)
Fred Davis ha i been Instruct! d by
Mr. S. E. Ed vards to sell hie; ntlre
Hock of jew'cl ry, watches, diamonds
silverware, ruby, emerald and pearl
'-,r.gs, bracelets, pi ndants and chains,
cut glass, clockB, etc., etc., by public
Remodel Undertaking Paricrs.
At considerable expense the parlors
of W. E. Fales, pioneer undertaker.
tJ12 to 61S Agnes strc-e:, have been
completely remodelled on the latest
approved lines and now they have'
been brought up to the same standard of some of the best equipped in
the largest cities of the continent. The
parlors have been placed under the
personal direction of E. L. Fisher, who
lias extended experience in the undertaking business all along the coast
and is a graduate of the Chicago college of anatomical and sanitary
The honorable Justice Morrison yesterday morning took exception to a
report of special assize court proceedings wliieli appeared In an issue last
week of a New Westminster evening
paper and, in commenting on what he
termed the "misrepresentation of an
innocent incident," liis lordship handed
out as stinging a rebuke to those e-
sponsible for the break as has beeii
heard from the local bench in some
"Tli"' report of the proceedings to
which I refer," said his lordship, "not
only was wholly untrue, but the person who penned it did so knowing it
to be a deliberate lie."
The presiding judge saiel that, in
his independent position, he would
have Ignored the matter, had it not implicated Israel Rubinowitz, counsel for
the defence, than whom there was no
other member of the bar held by him
in higher regard, as well on account
of Mr. Rubinowitz' unfailing urbanity
and respect for the court as for his attainments.
The item referred to reported his
lordship as having saiel that h" was
possessed of an ardent desire to knock
Mr, Rubinowitz on the head.
cash reward that goes with it. The
Carnegie commission is investigating
the case. Preston, who is connected
with the fire department, has a long
list of rescues to his credit, but up to
the present his bravery has never
been recognized.
Toronto Lawyer aud Member of the
Provincial Legislature Has Worked His Way From the Side
Benches In the Craft to the Head
of the Order In Ontario���Comes
From Lamb ton County.
The present Grand Master of the
Masonic Grand Lodge of Canada is
Mr. William David McPherson, lawyer and legislator. There has been
nothing spectacular ln Mr. McPher-
son's career, but rather It haB been
one of steady and definite progress.
He was born In the County of Lamb-
ton, educated at Strathroy Collegiate
and the Ontario Law School; became
Miss Hobbs Says Vote for Prohibition
Gave   Majority,   But Town
Still Wet.
Social and P
Our Fresh Ground Coffee at 45c.
per pound. Is acknowledged by all to
be one i f the rinei t blends of coffi e
to lie obtained. Try a sample pound
in your next order. Ground fresh tor
over) cu     mer
Our Special Blend at 40c. per lb,
is guaranti ��� tl to gh e Bat sfactlon,
The Popular Blond, 3 lbs. for $1.00,
pleases the people,
Just n celv< I a Bblpmi nl ol choice
Prunes In 10 Ib   boxi b,    We are sell
Ing thei e al  $1.00 per bo;<.
Choii.* N ivel Oranges,   . .24 for 25c.
Grape Fruit, 3 for  25c. *
Fancy Lemons, per dozen   25c. I
Dean's Grocery
Phane  3S6.
��� ���ii���  9faak "slumhla   Sioci,
Bald headed men write for particulars, Or Call. Not the r��!il fashioned
kind but tli*.' up to (late Toupee, un-
All   Kinds   cf   Hair   Work.
107 and 1C3 McLeod Elock.
C. S. Williams, who has been con-
i nected with the C. N. R. for the past
! three years, left yesterday for Wey-
, burn, Sask.
Talmage Campbell,    proprietor   of
the Savoy hotel, has returned from a
1 business trip to Kamloops.
A BUCceBsful Shrove Tue: day social
j was held in the* Burquitlam ;cericul-
] turn; hall last nigln under the aus-
pic *. of the ladles' aid of the Blue
'Mountain church. The pro - -is will
I go towards the general i \ ��� ,ses of
' ihe church,
Mrs, v.. Hi Elson, Que court
vvill not r* ceive,today.
George Sproule, former i iger of
the Duns; iuli   bob I, r I un > ester-
(In-   [rom   an   exu tided   tri] through
* ialifornia.
John ' 111 *. ��� r, of the Dell u * regis
ten 1 ni  tht   Empress hoti     ,'lctorla.
.li tl " I "��� va ���. of N'i v, w itnsti r,
I hai k aga ��� In be capli . to continue Hi. v ork �� ! the C ;-* li. arbi
tra   on f ttlng
.'. (',..',.-.*.- social tot le plnci Monday
( venlng In st. Paul's school r< om nnel. i* the auspices ol lhe guild, at
which a large number wen- present,
Tin* clii' t f ature ol the pr igraro -.vas
la veiy realistic scene of a Gypsy en-
campmenl   Illustrating   ihe   song  "A
| Gypsy's Warning," sung by .Miss B.
Best. .1. Plaston, Miss M. Shophard
and the Misses M. und D. Donkersley
taking part all dressed in Gypsy costumes. Games were also indulged In
and r< freshmenta bi rvi d.
Two Findlanders Bring Story of Ghost
a'. Cobalt.
Cobalt, Feb. 24.���Cobalt has a ghost.
Two Findlanders, so the story goes,
working In a drift in the Temiskaming
mine, were scared out of their lives
by the apparition of a female figure ln
white which advanced upon them
threateningly. They fled and a committee went down to Investigate but
:'ound nothing. But the scare continues
and the whole camp is talking about
iT. That the apparition was first seen
on Friday, Feb. 13, is regarded as sig-
Once the news became common pro-
perty it appeared that the spook was
peripatetic and that she has been seen
underground at three or four mines
in the district. The men of another
mine came with their teeth chattering
after an alleged visit of the lady in
white and the manager went down to
look for the* trespasser. But he had
not the seeing eye, and came up as
'.Mine managers are entirely skeptical', but the apparition is nevertheless
tin* one subject of conversation among
the miners, it is reported that a considerable Blim Of money has been offi reel the first miner who has the
pluck to ask the ghostly visitant her
business on < arth,
Salem, Ore., Feb/ 24.���-Governor
West today after a conference with
his private secretary, Miss Fern
Hobbs, on her return from Cove, Ore.,
where she went to investigate saloon
conditions, wrote Judge Henry there
requesting him to issue an order of
prohibition in the town. The governor said lie was positive that the sale
of intoxicants in the town was Illegal
and he would see that It was stopped.
The governor cites the local option
election in Union county in November,
1910, when the municipality of Cove
voted dry. He holds the county court
should have ejvjRreii '.hat precinct dry.
On the grounds that the vote In each
precinct even on a vote cast for the
county as a whole shall stand as an Independent ve>te for that precinct for
prohibition therein, as well ns a part
of the county vote on prohibition in
the county as a whole.
Miss Hobbs said today: "1 found
the precinct of which Cove is a part
gave a majority of ten for prohibition
in 1910 but the courts order declared
the entire county wet. The law is
clear on this situation and the Cove
precinct should  be ordered dry."
Miss Hobbs is a lawyer, having been
admitted to the. Oregon bar last year.
a barrister in 1885 and a K.C. in
1908. For some years he took an
interest In the educational affairs of
the city of Toronto, and in course of
time became chairman of the school
board. Once he competed unsuccessfully for the mayoralty. In 1908 he
was elected to a seat In the Legislature for one of the Toronto constituencies.
As the head of one of the leading
law firms of Toronto, Mr. McPherson
has been connected with many impor-
tan cases and is highly spoken of as
a legal advisor. Patient and methodical, he accomplishes much of private
work as well as publie service. Even
in temperament and modest In speech,
he has all the qualifications of a Chief
Justice or a Lord High Chancellor.���
Canadian Counrler.
New London. Conn.. Feb. 24.���What
occurred  today  at  the  general  court
martial proceedings against. Major It.
M, Koehler at Fort Terry on Blum is-
��'.eind. is known only to officers of the.
(���court.   Unusual precautions havg"b���en
1 taken to prevent the news from leaking out to the public.
The charges against the major have
not been made public but are said to
be of a general nature of conduct unbecoming au  officer  anil  immorality.
The only means of communication
I with the island, which is 13 miles out
'��� on    Long island sound, tonight is by
', telephone to quarters at the fort and
I officers  decline  to  discuss  the case,
j It is said, however, that the accused
officer    was    represented    before    the
| court   late   today.     Taking   of   testimony,   which   is   report ed   to  be of  a
1 sensational nature, will not be begun
i until toniftrrow morning, it is said.
Tour umbrella will last longer If yott
don't roll It or lend IL
Stage Fright.
Very few people are really free
from liability to stage fright, and
the veteran In public life is just as
likely to be affected as is ^he novice.
Attacks, moreover, frequently come
wben they are least expected. Hence
no speaker or artist can face an audience and feel sure that he will not
have to suffer from the tortures of
this particularly painful form of nervousness.
Sometimes, instead of confusing
the performer, stage fright serves as
a wonderful stimuh:s. Once, Just
before Canning was to move an important measure in the House of
Commons, a friend remarked to lilm:
"Why, your hands are cold and
clammy!   You are nervous."
"In that case," replied the gTeat
statesman, "I shall make a good
speech." And on this occasion Canning even excelled himsejlf.
Musicians, of courseware the worst
suffei rs. The performer on a stringed instrument is helpless if lis hand
trembles; whilst the clear enunciation of a singer can be ruined by that
"catch In the throat," or that twitching of the lips, which are perhaps th"
two simplest and most common manifestations of stage fright,
There Is a lot of speculation about
grand opera in New York-
Talking across  tbe  Atlantic seems
more practical than flying across It.
"Of what use ls slang?" asks a Boston newspaper. In Boston none whatever.
A man who Is fearful tbat he may
do more than bis exact duty usually
does lees. I
Surgery as a cure for crime may
cause some prompt repentances before.
It can be put into practice. '
Though not ranking wltb the chrysanthemum, tbe red headed cabbage bas
undoubted charms of its own.
England's little pact with Japan illustrates once more tbat It Is easier to
find an affinity than to lose one.
Residences of presidents ln some
Latin-American countries need to bo
equipped witb secret trap doors.
N'lagara CallB, Ont., Feb. 24. Fred
ITi -eioii of this city, was presented
ivith a bronze medal by the Royal Canadian Humane society at a meeting
il the city council thi.s week in recognition of his bravery in rescuing Peter
'���" Langgard from death. In the whirlpool last October. Tin* presentation
ivas made by Mayor Dotes.
Preston's teat vvas one of t'ne most
daring In the annals of the Niagara.
With a light rope about his body he
swam nearly 100 yards out Into the
pool antl BecUred the rapidly sinking
motor boat iii which .Langgard made
i'h- sensational trip through the whirlpool rapids. The rescue was accomp-
iised under the glare of the powerful
Gorge Route searchlight and was wit-
noBsed by hundreds of persons who
thronged both hanks of the river.
Preston's friends have interested
thi raselvea in an effort to obtain for
him a Carnegie hero medal and  the
Ostrich Farming,
The existence of wild ostriches in
Southern Rhodesia liar, been known
ever since the occupation of the
country, but except In one instance,
where the experiment bus hitherto
met with indifferent success, on a
private farm r>s* systematic attempt
bus been marl�� to Introduce ostrich
farming Into Rhodesia, Recently,
however. Bays The London 'rimes' Bu-
luwayo correspondent, a Cape farmer
from the Eastern Province has been
making Inquiries on the Invitation
of the Chartered Company, and hi?
report, which has just been submitted, Is unexpectedly favorable. The
Chartered Co, Is in consequence nr-
ranging for an enclosure of 10,000
acres on Ibe bi.nks of the Khungnnl
river, where the finest specimens of
wild birds bave so far been found,
and where 400 acres of Irrigable land
will  be  put under lucerne.
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie-Melville of London
Agree to  Deed  of Separation.
London, Feb. 24. The divorce suit.
brought by Alexander Broderlck Les-
lle-.Melville against his wife, naming
Karl Fltzwllllam, one or the wealthiest men In Kngland. as co-respondent,
was   withdrawn   today.
Counsel said thai Mr, and Mrs.
Leslie-Melville had agreed to a deed
of separation. Karl Flt/vvilliam and
another co-respondent, Mr, Piatt, will
to on the witness stand tomorrow
and formally deny the allegations
made against  them.
.&**,&��� .-I*- 't,\ tt
Blllfl   '*       jUilfr*-*!
Mi - The - News!
The new way to easier, quicker and better cleaning, I ol ub
pend yen an O'Cedar Polish Mop on two days trial at our risk. H II
Is nol satisfactory In every way, if you do not think it the greatest
help io better housekeeping you ever knew simply return it.
New  Westminster
Phone 59.
Over fifty Kinds
of TOU.KT CREAMS in    our
store.     You  need   this line  now
to keep  the skin  soft. See our
Plays Mother to Duck.
Mr. Woodrow, head keeper ai
Nuneham Park, the residence of the
Rt. Hon. Lewis HarCOUrt, has a fox
terrier which Is mothering a duck.
From the dav it was hutched the' duck
haw been tinder the constant care of
the dog, and they are always t'lgeth-
er. The duck will not associate with
or lake any notice of the oilier ducks
near the collage, but It Is always with
the terrier. When the dog barks at
strangers the duck runs and quacks,
it Is now about five months old.
Money Teaching Tango,
Money is flowing into the pockets
of teachers and experts as Ibe result
of tiie Tango craze. Indeed, so great
is the demand for professional Tango
dancers that there Is a dllllrulty In
supplying them, and It is stated that
chorus girls, wbo used to feel rich
on $10 a week, have now learnt the
Tango, and grumble If they ure offered less than $75 a week. Some
girls are actually earning as much
as $150 a week.
Austria  was  the  llrst  country to
adopt the system of postcards.    ThlB
was In the year 1869.
Progressive Convention.
Sail Lake City, Utah, Feb. M v
statewide convention of Utah Progressives vvill he held here tomorrow to
form a state organization. Addresses
will be made by William K. Cadmus,
national organizer, and by prominent
local members of the part*'. Several
delegations arrived  today.
Body   of   Former  Salt   Lake  City   Official  Found.
Salt Lake City, Utah, Feb. 24, The
body Of Orravvell Williams, former
superintendent of the money order
division of the Salt Lake City postoffice and secretary of the local civil
service commission, was found in the
swimming pool of a public bath hor.se
Williams, who had been employed
at the postoffice here for 20 years ami
hin assistant, Alma W. Harper, were
suspended Jan. r> for alleged irregularities In their handling of funds.
Although the cash accounts of the
man balanced, the postoffice Ins-pec
tors objected to the practice or keeping a private fund In which tbey placer over-remittances from other post-
offices, using the fund to make up
The entire amount involved was
less than $50 end the men were not
arrested. Harper committed suicide
liy shooting on Jan, C. Bruises on
Williams' body and other circumstances led to a belief that his death
was accidental. He had a vita and
four children. WEDNESDAY,  FEBRUARY 25, 1914.
Chelsea a couple of weeks ago. They
say Bom, 1s handy with his feet.
Newcastle United have placed  Mc-
Craken,   the   famous   Scotch   interna-1 Ing submarine;, $1,100,000
tlonal, on the transfer list.
The Mainland Football association
will decide as to where the second
replay between Rovers and Coquitlam
will be played, at Its meeting tonight.
to locate the whereabouts    cf   John I
world's dreadnoughts, $7,800,000 each, J
exclusive of   armor   and    armament.
One powerful 1200 ton 21 knot seago
Heaviest   Scoring   battle   in   Years���
Last Game of Season for Royals
���Oatman Six Goals.
���,,.,,, .. ���.  j Provincial Title at Stake at Arena To-
By defeating  Vancouver    in    their'
last game of the season last night at        night���Westminster vs Vancou-
the Georgia  street rink,  the  Royals ver���Royals Confident.
pulled  out  Into  second   place  In  the
league  race  which   position  they  are
practically sure of.   Vancouver in or-1    Tonight the lady hockey players will
der to climb to a level with Westmins-1 grace 'Ae arena with their presence
ter must defeat Victoria on the island
ice next Friday, a stunt well nigh impossible if one takes the present pace
Canada lost a great sport enthusiast last Saturday in the death of W.
J. Slee at Toronto. Billy Slee was perhaps the best known figure in eastern
football while he also took an active
interest in hockey, baseball .and lacrosse.
They have a queer Idea of soccer
football down in Tacoma. Last Saturday a referee ordered a man off the
field for rought work and both teams
turned round and invited him back.
The player was a good enough sport
to   remain  off   the   playing   patch.
Joe  Lally   Writes   Mayor   Gray   and
Manager Kelley of the Russell
Joe Lally, the well known lacrosse
enthusiats, is on his way to the coast
according to Mayor A. W. Gray and
Manager J.  J.  Kelley of the  Russell
and  give  hockey  fans  their  first  insight as to how the gentler sex play
maintained   by   the   coast   champions |tn''  Btren/UOUB    game    of    improved j hote]      yrom  Ontario    through    the
into consideration.    Last night's score j "shinny."    According to all  accountB   prairie provinces to British Columbia
was 12-9 In favor of the Royals which i the game  will  be a  warm  one  from I interest has been aroused at the com-
creates a record in goal scoring on the \ the sta,.t taklng into consideration the ; 'ng of Joe Lally for it is realized on
, ,   j all sides that the success of retaining
lacrosse as Canada's summer pastime j nT^n
��� i    *     . .    i       h.     ,ru8tS ��".hiS t'ff0ILtS in re-esta,jlis'linK jthe decision was that Fremont Weeks,
couver athletic  teams and also the the sport among tiie various schools of \m oxpm8 messenger at Kansas City
fact that the provincial ladies' hockey: the  Dominion. mmmmmm mmmmm    mmmm*
title IB at stake. ! , Throughout the winter months Mr.
,, ..,..,. i Lally has been busv in his office per-
Should the Royals win their game   ,*ecting a ST.s*.(,m  wn6reby    he    will
this'p.m. the provincial chompionshlp j touch practically every city and town
coaHt while tin- round dozen obtained I ,, .     , . , , .
by  Westminster  is also a  record  ob-1 ��Porting  rivalry  which  always  exi
tained by any team on the coast circuit! between  New  Westminster and  Van-1
during Its three years of existence.
Vancouver went into the lead In the
seoond period but five goals In a row
by tbe Royals later in the session told
the tale, Oatman getting three hand
running in a little over five minutes
Six  torpedo  boat destroyers. $925,- j
000 each.
Three coast defence submarines of
500 tons each, $820,000, designed for I
u=e on the Pacific coast.
Four harbor defence submarines of
smaller type, $375,000 each, intended
for use on the gulf coast and at
The bill provides that the defence
submarines shall be built and main
tained on the Pacific coast provided
they can be built there as cheaply as
they can be built on the Atlantic
coast and "laid down" on the Pacific
The two battleships program was
approved, 14 to 4, Representatives
Tribble (Georgia), Hensley (Missouri), Witherspoon I Mississippi) and
Buchanan (Illinois), voting tin the
J.J.Jones. MAN-DIR. J. A.Rlnnil. SECY-TRES
Criminal  Prosecutions May Be Revolutionized as Result of Supreme
Court  Judgment.
Washington, Feb. 2*1.���Criminal
prosecutions may be revolutionized
by a decision today of the supreme
court restricting the conditions under
which prosecuting officials may seize
papers belonging to persons accused
me.    The   immediate   result  of
Agreements of Sale Purchased
at Reasonable Rates
and Terms
' '
Oatman nnd Mallen divided the scor-i vvill be annexed by this city, not any i of note through the prairies and this .caBeB against rea
ing honors for the Royals, the former mean honor considering the fact that province, spreading the gospel of the ! otner bridge union
Quebec star notching six tallies while this is the first season on the Coast gutted stick woik among the young- ��_ jndlanaoolls ha
Mallen _batted   in   to   the   number of] where the Suffragettes have mixed in . sters  wbo are  looked  upen  as being | ,,,��� ,i������lc!������ ���,'���',. D,
four.    Taylor was the most
wlll be given a new trial on a charge I
of  using the mails to turther an alleged lottery scheme.
The point that the government im- I
properly seized papers in the dynamite j
cases   against   Frank   M.   Ryan   and
officials In a raid !
as been  raised and
| the decision may enter into that prose- |
feffective | Canada's winter pastime. jthe  saviors of  the  game  in  Ontario j     tjon  jf  a  new   tr|ai  ;8  granted   as
man for the Terminals although many i It is only natural that Westminster I the work is being carried out by a
a rush was stopped by Dldler il'tre ! ar* hanking their enthusiasm and kale j strong committee thus taking the
playing on the defence. on   their   team.     Profiting   from   two | bulk of the work off the shoulders of
The   third   period   was   the   fastest weeks practice following the tie game \ the factory town expert.
played during the game, no less than ! at Victoria the s"ptette under the cap-1     Here is the letter received by Mayor
nine goals being scored, five of which \ taincy of Mrs. C. S.  Davies is natur-! Gray yesterday: "1 am leaving here if
favored Vancouver ^^^^
The  Line-up.
Westminster Vancouver
Lehman     Parr |
Rochon       Griffis!
Cover Point
Johnson      F. Patrick
Tobin       Pitre |
McDonald      Taylor,
Right Wing
Mailer.       Harris i
Left  Wing
Crder Your  Suit at
We guarantee satisfaction.
640   Clarkson   St.
Colliater   Block.
ally in hopes of winning although I nothing unforeseen happens, on the
they tome through with the. request. 21st of this month for a trip to the
that a little cheering from the Bide- ; coast, but will stop off a few days In
lines would help some in downing the Winnipeg and hope to reach New
hunch from the Terminal City. | Westminster about  March  5.    I  will
The  Vancouver defence    will    pay j look forward with pleasure to meeting
particular  attention   to  tho   work   of i you and all the old boys."
Miss   Wintemute,   the   latter   having;  ���	
shown considerable prowess with the
stick and has the speed to back up
her efforts in heading for the opposition nets.
Ken Mallen will be the referee assisted by another of the professional 	
As an added attraction Pete Muldoon k,Ben  ljl Mott- the    I",,islrf!    com^
train'-r  of   the   Vancouver  pro  team. I di!in-  ��!ltl  hls  company  of   live  wire
At the Theatres
sought  in  an  application  for  review-
filed  today  with  the  supreme court. I
After Weeks' arrest a United States '
marshal  entered  his house and  pro-
cured over 600 letters which were put
in   evidence  against  the   prisoner  at j
his trial. No search warrant had been j
issued.     Justice   Day   in   announcing
the  court's  unanimous  decision  held
that  Weeks'  constitutional  guarantee j
against unreasonable search had been j
violated. |
BOILERS   Riveted Steel Pipes
       BURN OIL     ���
P.  O.   BOX   442
Nlghbor | wm give an exhibition of skating on I artists will open a six days'  engage-
- I RtUtH     ThiB is a dexielp-rl novelty and ! mt'nt at *�� ������*���'>'**��� theatre today. This
w, .   n       i    -r,UMma7;T*^.     , io  Iin  "reler  to   convince    the    skeptics,  company is considered   one    of   the
first   period   -.Mallen   (N.W.I   4:12: ; (^arlt(> TobI     wh() has c��� o|* the   best In its line and should prove popu*
Nighbor��� (\i,,, , -61; McDonald .NAV) ; t     na(,    np  PDeclally  con.   lar with Royal theatre patrons.    The
.17;  McDonald  (N.W.I  6".18.
Former Official of B. C. E. R. Resigns
Position in Edmonton.
Edmonton,  Feb.   24.���After  a  year '
and a half   spent   in    Edmonton    as j
superintendent of tbe  street railway j
department, W. T. Woodroofe, late of |
the British Columbia    Electric    company, has sent in his resignation    to
Commissioner Chalmers, to take    effect April 1.   Mr. Woodroofe gives as
his  reason  the  agreement  signed  by-
Mayor McNamara    with    the    Street
Union House.
White Help.
We use Local produce only.   First Class Cafe.
Reasonable Rates.
Cor. Front and Begbie Sts.
Third period Nichols (Van.) l:ir>;
Nighbor (Van.) 1:13; Taylor (Van.)
3:52; Oatman (N.W.) 1:47: Nichols
(Van. ):08; Mallen (N.W.) : 17; Taylor
(Van.) 5:00; Oatman (N.W.) 1:13;
Oatman  IN.W.)  6:46.
Mies V.
Standing cf the Clubs.
\V.    L.
Victoria   10     c
Westminster   7     9
Vancouver    ....'./   ......  C      9
Miss  K.
Miss R.
Unless new arrangements a*-e made
the Westminster rink will close down
li>r the season on Saturday evening
of this week. The Victoria sheet will
close on that date, while tbe Vancouver arena will be kept open two days
'���.ich week during March.
This evening   will  decide  the amateur championship of Vancouver pro-1
'riding  the Columbias  repeat and  fle-j
teat the B. and  II. team.    This would
give the former the edge on the series. \
In the event of Columbias winning it ,
la probable ili.it the clash for ihe pro-1
\incial title between  the  Vancouver
team and the septette from circle f|
will take place on Friday or Saturday.
turn at the Edison theatre today.
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   sho't resume being as follows:
Goal Jim Sloane. an ironworker, who has
Latham Mrs. .MacKec'inie  lost    bis    job    through    Intemperate
Feint | habi s, leaves his wife in a dying con-
���'���utters      Mrs. Percival | diticn,   and  continues  his   protracred
Cover Point ! 6pre?.    Finding   her  end   near,   Mrs.
Wintemute  ....   Mrs. French ; Sloa ie sends  her daughter,    Nell,    a
Rover ; child of eight years, to search for ber
S. Davies      Miss Hynes   father and bring him  home that she
Centre j may  bid  him  a last  farewell.    After
IMTlBS J,.Qlfford   Miss Madden   searching through many    dives    and
Right Wing j bar rooms  In  vain, she hears a shot
Miss F. Illlmes     Miss Smith ; tliroirgh a dive doorway, and entering,
Left Wing j finds that her father has just shot a
i Miss M. l.ane     Miss Matheson   man to death in a quarrel.   The police
make an arrest et once, and Nell fol* |
lows the curious crowd to the nolice j
station,  where after a  tearful    interview with the  Inspector,  i*he Induces
him to take her unfortunate father to
the bedside of his dying wife, where j
tiie Una! farewells are said.
tin the trial Sloane receives a life ,
sentence, and, having taken a deep j
interest In Nell, the inspector assists
her in conducting a newspaper route, I
Instructing his men to protect her
from arrest by the Children's society. I
One day, meeting her friend, the in-
spector, In Central park, Nell asks ;
him how pardons are secured, nnd,
for  reply,  the  inspector points to    a j
National   Banks   Enroll. shiment, and if her ideas are correct
Washington. Feb. 24.���Official count   eoncernlng   the   evil   propensities   of
by  treasury  officials    today    showed   the  spirits'of  men  who  have  taken
a  superintendent  for the  street rail- I "4tt5 national banks have applied for   human lives then it would seem highly
���way. i membership in the federal reserve sys-1 desirable to allow those whose hands
Mr. Woodroofe stated this morning Itenl- tl*at 18 banks have notified the i are stained with human blood to lingtr
that he had not made any plans for ; organization committee that they Willi on in this vale of tears until nature;
the  future  us   yet.  although  he    ex- ; not aPP'>" and tel> bave not been heard j steps  in  and  forces  tbem  to  shuffle
from.    The  capital  of  the  banks  ap-; off this mortal coil.
plying amounts to $1.054,7.33,554. which I AmUm�� �����,. r���mr,: r-im*.
is 99.75 per cent of the capital of alii Cau,e for Co,hn �� Cr,me-
��� ' Several references were made by
Mrs. Du Va! to the recent execution o.
If believers in fre**
thought held the reins of government
the boy who had been hanged fn Calgary a few days ago would still ha-��e
SQUANDERED  FORTUNE j been  jivjng  on   Parth.  sbe  said.   The
poets to go back to Vancouver.
national banks in the country. The I
capital of banks not accepting is plac-j
ed  at  $1,990,000 and   that of Uie  ten! Jasper  Collins.
Point Grey Bond Issue.
London,      Feb.      24.���Subscriptions
were invited today at 90 for 381,600 5
per cent. "Hetientures  of the corpora- I not heard   from  at tpSTO.-OOO
tlon of Point Grey. British Columbia. |	
They are redeemable at pur by series
between 1951! and 1962. Six months
Interest is payable August 1. The
proceeds of the issue will be used to
redeem treasury notes and meet expenditure ou public works. It is also
proposed to found a sinking fund.
AND  DIES PENNILESS ��� execution of human beings was a sin*
' I both  against  Cod  and  man,  because
Toronto, reb. 24.���After waiting for ��� 80cietv took away wnat it couk1 aoi
three weeks. A. \\. Milts yesterday re* j ^yp It ha(* to be remembered tbat
ceived word from Kngland to arrange j tho sins of lwri,Mts were visited upon
lor the burial of Sdward A. C. Beuyon ; the chudrt*n even unto the second and
In  Toronto.    Benyon  was found  dead j thir(, generations.    Now investigation
Football   Hard   Work   But   Has  Nothing on  P.oarin' Game���One
Walked 90 Miles.
Football players think they engage
In the mosl strenuous sport the world
knows.     Iu  an   hour's   play   they  Imagine they gel mo.-.' real hard action; ia(lv rjaing ������ a oarrittge  aml ropllPS
i     :.   it be found anywhere. They are j tha1 ,lle 00uld ,,jv(, the mforaaUo9
better than anyone else, ns she is the I
governor's wife.    Nell follows the car- l
riage to a nearby residence, succeeds j
in awakening the interest of the lady
in the case, and with the friendly inspector as attorney, Nell succeeds in
securing  the  governor's  signature  to
a  pardon, and    Sloane    is    released.
The Minestrel Comedian and
His Company of
Vull of Mirth,
Action and
! mistaken.    Curling calls for more en-
I durance  then  football.
i    Here's where the endurance comes
in:     lu   the   first   place  the  "stanes" ,
I weigh us high as 50 pounds.    In a re
i cent   eastern   uiHt'-h   a   giant   named
Mclvor   started   curling   at   12:30  on
I Monday morning and kept at it until
l:3fj Tuesday morning.   He wore out j l!a(,kl,(| ���.. ������, k|m|lv ,n8peot0r falhP1.
|   wo pairs 01 overslu.es and    6 bropms.       d  ()      hl(,r ,, ^    8t;l
i During the match he waked over 90 i ���,,,.,,  ,.,   ,,     ,,. ��� ,���    .., ,      __T
miles and  lifted  nearly  20.000 pounds j *    <h  '" ''  '   ' "", '? T ''  '    ' ""'���"
of stone, or ten tons, in 25 hours.        ' cU i,n bl" cf 8ale h<mded over t0 th'1
It's wonderful,    But supixise for example.   Mrs.   Mclvor   would   ask   her
man to carry ten tons of coal from
the  sidewalk  to  the  cellar,  or   walk
90   miles   lulllitig  the   baby   to  sleep.
Could he, or would he do it?
(By tho Potter.)
happy principal
PRICES:   10c.  and  20c.
Two Shows:   7:15 and 9:15.
Change   of    Program    every
Other Night.
Uncle  Sam   Passes  Larrje  Naval  Bil
Including   Defence  Submarines
for Pacific.
A possible reason of the Wanderers
come-back Is the fact that Art Ross
is manage:- in place of Dickie Boone. *^^^^������*^����^.^^^^���^^_
Ross has  been a failure  ..�� a  player       Washington.   Feb.  24.    Formal    ap-
this season but appears to be making   proval was given the administration's
ood as a manager. 'wo battleship program by the naval
  affairs  committee    today    after    the
After losing all hopes of annexing "small navy" men had made their
the N. ll. A. championship, the Ottawa Bna1 stand against it. The navy de
press is coming through with the dope partment's construction platiR were
that the team is the youngest on the ! changed so as to provide for six In-
clrcult and should develop Into stars In j stead of eight destroyers and for ad-
1916. That's Interesting news to the | ditional submarines. As reported to
fans who have been filling the coffers i the house the bill carries an appro-
of the club during the present season, j prlntlon  of $ 140,200,000 exclusive    of
amounts to  be spent  for nrmor and
armament nnd fixes the building pro-
The Inspector's
Two Reel   Lubin  Feature.
A heart interest story of the
human side of a police inspector. Won over by the little girl
of a murderer, he protects her,
secures a pardon for the father
nnd eventually sets them up in
Her Husband's Friend
Bombardier Wells,  the joke heavy-	
weight or Oreat Britain, has turned his j gram for the coming fiscal year as
attention to soccer football. The scrap- j follows: Two first class battleships of
per   turned   out  for  Fulliam   against   the highest speed and largest possible
A picture
of Intense heart in-
Lubin Presents.
Song by Pete Murphy
"When  It's Springtime in
Essanay   Presents
At the Old Maids Call
A  classy  comedy.
in his room at 97 Ann street on Jan. | nad been mlui> lnt0 tlle historv ot
29, and the body sent to the morgue i jMper Collins' family to find out the
to await the arrival of friends. Death , cause of tne crjme. His evil deed
had been caused by a hemorrhage of migb.t have been due to pre-nateil in-
the lungs, and was the result of years fiuence. Perhaps the fault lay with
or dissipation. !llis fatner or  mother, or perhaps  it
The body was immediately claimed |ay with hjs grandparents. Kverv-
by a friends who handed it over to , crime naQ- a pause Tney should have
Mr. Miles and communicated with his remembered that this unfortunate boy
mother, Hon. Mrs. OVallaghan Sharp, j was om, 0f Cod's subjects and tbat
of Highgate, Kngland. and his uncles, there must have been some causes for
Lord E. Kean and Sir R. Pigot. boil-1 tho rrlm(, he committed. If his hands
don. Owing to their absence on the ��� were 0���Vered with blood, the crime so-
contlnent, no reply was received until cJety nad committed hy executing him
yesterday when instructions were re- - - ��� ��������---*.
ceived to bury the body i:i Toronto.
Shortly before his death Benyon
was employed as an orderly In the general hospital, but was not able to do
the work, and was forced to leave af-
ter a month. Previous to employment
at theJjhoBpital he had worked as an
attendant at the Knckwood hospital.
Benyon  had squandered a fortune
during his lifetime on dissipation and
was forced to accept the orderly's po-
| sltlon to make a living.   He was married and 49 years old.
Men   Who   Are   Executed   Sent   into
Eternity in Condition Impossible
to Ascend.
Calgary, Feb. 24.- It is not a pleas-
I .nt theory, that of Mrs. Du Vat's which
i.,.-e gave expression to at a meeting
! held  under  tin   auspices of the Cal
gary Independent   Spiritual   society.
| Mrs. Du Val was speaking on the sub-
| ject  of   capital   punishment   find   sh^
I explained  that murderers \>ho were
I executed were sent Into eternity in a
condition   which  made  it  im possible
for thatti to ascend.    Tho result was
that   tde   aplrits  ot   those   murderers
I continued  to haunt the mem beta of
society, and to Influence sensitives people to commit crimes.
.Mrs. Du Val condemned capital pun-
had not bettered his condition. Society would suffer for the crime it had
committed upon the boy. God hael
said "Vengeance is mine."
Execution Crime Against Society.
"if we had not been a tribe of b<ir-
| barons, so-called Christians we would
not have executed him," said the
speaker. She proceeded to lay the
sin of capital punishment at the door
of religion. The people of the present
day were a long way from God. and a
long way from heaven, she remarkwt.
Those who had lived on a higher plane
and had returned to earth had made
It known that we had no right to condemn criminals. It had been the dutjr
of society to take care of Jasper Col-
'i��s for the remainder of his days on��
v.. P�� His soul had been seut Into
eternity unprepared for progress. The
result was that he was brnglng soi^
row and tears to his mother whose
hair was gray. Her conscienee would
he oppressed by tile spirit, of tbat boy
who could nut ascend. Therefore his
execution had been a crime against,
society. By the execution of the murderers society was sending souls into
eternity who were unprepared to ascend. The souls of these murderers
remained on earth and Influenced the
sensitive whenever they found them
to commit crime. Therefore murderers should he taken care of by society
and the money they earned could go
toward the suppo.t of the children
whom they might have rendered I'athr
Continuing Mrs. Du Val contended
that the free thought doctrine when
|,piit Into practice would provide fowl
for every child, dry every mother's
tears, remove every gibbet, relieve humanity of its degradation, its sin and
crime, and bring peace and goodwill
and brotherhood to all mankind. PAGE SIX
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natfit. am February,  1-914.
Re the Northwest quarter of Section
14, Township 7, New Westminster
A Certificate of Indefeasible Title
to the above property will be issued
to James E. Guinet on the 21st day
of March, 1914. unless in the meantime a valid objection thereto be made
to me in writing by a person or persons claiming an estate or interest
therein, or in any part thereof.
District Registrar of Titles.
Land Registry Office,
New Westminster, B.C.. Februarv
16th, 1914.
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 16th June,  1S93.
2. Conveyance from Jason Samuel
Lewis to Linnie Jane Lewis, dated
the 6th July, 1901.
(2951) District Registrar.
at the nexl meeting ��f tho Board of i.
censing Commissioner apply for a tran
f��T of the bottle Horn-, for the snh* i
liuiior liy rwull fr.iui thi premises sltua
on Ixn Klne ll). Block Twenty-four (2
In th.* City of New \\V ..... I r, to 1
Seven (7), Bloek "<!," nu nix sot) C-
uniMa street.
(2918) LSBLIK  i     IIAIN1*
Dated   Jrd  February,   1811
Re Rlocks 5, 17, 19, 20 and the north
half ot 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. Loomis has
been filed In this office.
Notice is hereby given that I shall,
at the expiration of one month from
the date of the first publication hereof, in a daily newspaper published in
the City of New Westminster, issue n
duplicate of the said Certificate, unless in the meantime valid objection
be made to me in writing.
District Registrar of Titles
Land Registry Office,
New Westminster, B.C., January 28,
1914. (28C7)
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D partm nt  of Murine and  Fisheries,
Ottawa, Canada, February 5, 1914.
���55081. (2983)
Klipsan Beach, Feb. 24���Captain A.
T. Stream, representative In the last
legislature from the 26th district,
Pacific county, has received details of
the death of his son, Captain Thomas
W. Stream, master of the Edward R.
West, a four-masted schooner, who
was washed overboard and drowned
while en route from Eureka to San
Francisco ia January. R. C. Slade,
of the firm operating the vessel, haa
written him as follows:
Impossible to Save Life.
"The Edward R. West was towed
to sea December 27 and met with adverse weather from the moment she
crossed the bar. At about 4 o'clock
on the morning of January 3. the vessel's position was about 41 degrees 42
minutes north latitude, 125 degrees 52
minutes west longitude. At tills hour
Captain Stream was on deck. The
mate, who was then on watch forward,
was assisting the doiikeyman In rigging up the steam pump. The captain was making his way forward
when the vessel was struck by a very
heavy sea and forced over on the
beam ends, The car;o lashings gave
away at this time and the captain
went overboard with the greater portion of the deckload. The log shows
the gale was then at its height and
the wind was blowing at 90 miles an
hour. The vessel was running under
a stay-sail, and as it was very dark it
was beyond human endeavor to save
the captain's life. 1 am firmly convinced that every effort was made to
do so. The first mate then took command and the vessel continued to
meet with severe weather, and she
was unable to make port until
January 30.
"We have always looked upon Cap
tain Stream as one of our most loyal
and efficient men. We shall indeed
feel his loss m.os$ fceenly. Both, s, e
\ Slade and I knew lilm personally, and
we have ever regarded him with utmost respect. 1 feel that 1 have fall
ed to give you much information that
will put a light on this very sad affair, but such are the simple facts.
"My father joins me in sending our
. heartfelt sympathy    to   yourself   and
Mrs. Stream.   If we can be of further
assistance, you have but to call upon
' us.
"Very truly yours.
"R. C. SLADE."
Captain Stream resents a published
account  of how  his son    met  death,
published in  a San   Francisco  newspaper.    He says:    "This   article   was
��� written by a man named Strong, evidently, a sensationalist. He starts out
by  saying tfiat the schooner Kdward
l U.   West   was   under   a   curse   pro-
nounced by a Russian Finn.    Truly a
i man, who could write such stuff must
! still   be   living   in  the   fourteenth   or
| fifteenth century.   Does Strong know,
I wonder, that there is a God of love
who rules all our destinies, and that
when our watch is called, we go    to
answer the call, and that no curse of
any Russian Finn or the morbid fancies of any seeker after sensation, can
cither hurry or hinder us.    Then he
Unable to Hear in Storm.
" 'Out of the darkness came a great
shout. Throw me a rope, for God's
sake, throw me a rope.' "
"When I first saw this in print, 1
knew it was a lie. I have been many
times In gales and hurricanes, blowing all the way from 75 to 100 miles
an hour, and no man can, under any
circumstances, hear a call in a 90-
mile gale, such as was at that time
"In addition to the letter I received
from the owners of the vessel, I have
the sworn statement of the crew that
no such shout was heard, and that It
was nearly three hours after this sea
had washed the deckload and the
captain, and his dog with him, over-
hoard, before any one on board knew
that the captain had  been lost.
"No, sir. Thomas Wartnan Stream
went to the Arms of Everlasting Love,
as he had lived, without, fear, and
ready to answer the call as a man
should, lie died in the r rfornituice
of his duty, and though his watch was
called before mine, if he had to go,
I am glad that he went the way he
did, in clean and deep water, and in
the ocean that he had so long loved
and so valiantly battled with, while
the elements were singing his requiem.
"While    the    possibility    just    now
seems remote, I could for myself, wish
no better   ending.    He Is   not    lost to
me.    He is mine now more than ever,
Born at  North Cove.
"Tliomns Wanna n Si ream was born
at the; old life-savin, station at North
Cove on the 24th da. of September,
1882, so he was jus' thirty-one years,
four months and eight elays old, and
he had from infancj followed the sea.
He started In with, when, as a child
I used to take him v. ith ine for days
and weeks at a time on the tug Hunter, when he was only two years old,
and I have it from the inspectors,
that be was the youngest master when
he got his first master's papers
. .   Served   in   Transport   8ervice,
"He was master of the tug Cudahy
and  Darling, Bchooni rs  Abby, Emma,
Tbe Breakfast Room of His finer-
brooke Street Residence In Montreal ls His "Chamber of Horrors"
as He Calls It, Because There He
Hangs the Pictures He Paints In
the Small Hours ef the Morning.
Every Canadian has heard of Sir
William Van Home and the Canadian
Pacific. Both the man and his work
have long been accepted with that
same customary complacence with
which we accept all great things from
sun-down on the Laurentlan Hills, to
the British North America Act. Further many Canadians also associate
Sir William's name with a cigar.
Moreover, there are a few, who know
that he built as a pastime a railway
through Cuba; and a few others, perhaps, recognize him as a great agriculturist, an owner of tobacco anl
sugar plantations, and an architect.
But how many know that this familiar face is the face also of an artist,
that Sir William is also a great
Yet so it is. All his intimates, no
doubt, know hiB wonderful art collection on Sherbrooke street, Montreal; but not even all of them know,
that Sir William paints himself, and
that he is never hapoier than when
Cincinnati, Feb. 24.���The common
or garden variety of house renter, who
imagines he is kept on the go by having to move every year or two, will
have to take off his hat and salute
Joseph E. Phillips, if charges in his
wife's suit for divorce are substantiated.
Mrs. Margaret J. Phillips said they
started married life In Newport, Ky.,
Nov. 27, 1912 and In a year and a
month, less six days, they lived in 14
different houses. She charges that
they moved so fast from one place to
another they did not have time to
establish the usual line of credit with
corner grocers and butchers and that
her husband's father furnished all the
eatables and paid what little rent was
paid, because the defendant would not
work. She says she threatened to
leave lilm three times but each time he
announced he would "give her ten minutes to live with him or die," and each
time she chose to stay.
in New Westminster, B.C.
23 dwelling houses, all modern, In
fine locations, close in on good streets.
Also one store on Columbia St., and
two on Sixth St.
Apply to Cunningham Hardware
or to Jas. Cunningham.
NaDru Co Laxatives
are  especially  good   for
children  because they  are
pleasant to take, gentle in
action, do not irritate  tbe
bowels nor develop a need
for continual or increased
doses.   25c. a box, at jrowr
Nilloul Drat and Chamleal C*.
rf Canada, limited.      177
D. D. WILSON, Manager.
Read Ihe News
Re part  of Lol   107, Group 2, and of
the northeast portion of the nrerth*
eats quarter of Section 8, Township 2, In   the   District   of   New
Whereas proof of the loss of Certificate of Title Number 4311F, issued
In the name of John Allen Wilson, has
been ill<-cl In this office.
Notice is hereby given that I shall.
it the expiration of one month from
the date of the llrst, publication here ���
of, in a dally newspaper published in
the City of New Westminster, Issue
a duplicate of the said Certificate, un
less in the meantime valid objection
be made to me in writing,
J, c  GWYNN,
District  Registrar of Titles.
Land   Registry Office,
New Westminster. B.C., January 2S,
1914, (29S6)
he has a paint brush in hand. In
such a myriad-sided life as his one
may well wonder when he finds tbe
lime to accomplish his pictures.
"It is not," he said, "until everyone except myself has gone to bed,
that 1 can besdn to paint and then 1
go 'on until the early hours of tbe
morning. But come, if you must, and
look at my chamber of horrors."
The chamber of horrors Is the
brjakfast room of his Sherbrooke
street residence. It has acquired this
name from Sir William himself because it is hung with bis own pictures���which he calls quite without
cauge���his horrors. As Sir William
explained, his own works are kept in
this room, so that the rest of tbe
touse might be free of tnem. vet
looking around one In this room,
there was no doubt in one's mind that
if the Canadian Pacific bust up, if Sii
William's various farms failed him.
he could still earn a living and a very
good living, too, as a painter.
Indeed if one I3 anxious to solve
the riddle of this wizard of the railway world, perhaps there Is no room
*fn all his magnificent Montreal man
slon which will so help you to arrive
at. a conclusion, as this breakfast
room of bis, bung with his own paintings. The rest of the house Is full ol
the wonderful paintings, curios, tapestries, rugs, lacquerwar precious
woods and stones, models of Viking
dragon ships, and Spanish galleons,
and tateens from Venice, strange
books, and Japanese weapons, and
old world statues; but It only expresses one part of the man, tbe
sumptuous tastes of an artistic merchant prince. But. here, in he room
hung with his own paintings, you
have certain clues before you, which
If patiently followed up, wll' lead you
to discover those forces which have
made this man the great man he is.
First of all. there is a touch of Bohemian In him. His own personal
appearance, the arrangement of h'J
collar do not worry him. Secondly
h ��� has the sublime faculty of burying
himself in his work. Then he can
understand, realize and say in half an
hour, what an average man would
spend a year rver. Further he
speaks once and for all. He speaks
so that he has no need to retract
..nytblng. for he haB tinderstocd
everything before he speaks His
mind once made up he goes straight
to the point. Tho.e lu no loitering
for him. The faculty of clear vision,
concentration, incislveness and intuition have made him Sir William Van
Home, ns they have also made him
a painter.
For think of -he concentration that
must be necessary for a man after a
strenuous day to sit down In bis
studio, after everyone else has gone
to bed, to paint. Remember he ge ���
erally finishes a picture at a singl<-
"How long does one of these nor
rors take mo? Generally a sitting. Fot
I always have to say what I have t'
say at once. 1 don't like poine* hael'
.0 the same thing twice. Perhapi
sometimes, however, I'll add a fev
touches here and there to being ou
my Idea."
"Was I ever laugh' painting?   Ol-
dear me, no!"
' ��o. I don't have time to pain'
from nature. I let an Impressloi
soak in and later on when I am ii
the mood I'll pairt It nut. Look a1
that picture over there. That In tn'
farm at Selkirk, Manitoba, I paint":
It here from memory In Montreal
And there's nn Impression of th
Dominion Iron fr Steel Works at Syd
ney, N.S That. In how It appeared I'
me by ninht Look at the reflection,
on Ihe water."
"Oh, no, it doesn't take lonj. Th*
three-footer over there was done 111
der the hour.    It's dreadful- Isn't li
Pras. and U-aal. Mgr. VlcaPrealdent. ���so. and Traaa.
Fir, Cedar  and  Spruce
Phones No. 7 and 177.
The Bank of Vancouver
Branches Throughout tha Province of British Columbia.
Savings Department at all Branches Deposits of One Dollar and
upwards received and Interest at tbe hl6 est current rate paid 01
credited half nearly.
Drafts and Travellers' Cheques sold, payable ln all parts of tha
CHAS. Q. PENNOCK, General Manager.
New   Westminster   Branch: A. W. BLACK, Manager.
Alteration of Schedule on Interurban Line between
New Westminster and Vancouver via Burnaby Lake
On and after Monday, January 19, an alteration will be made in
the schedule of the "Burnaby Lake" interurban line whereby the cars
will hereafter leave either terminus at "half past the hour" instead
of on the even hour bb formerly. The new schedule will operate as
WEEK DAY SERVICE���First car leaves New Westminster at
5:30 a.m., with hourly service throughout day and laBt ear 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-first car leaves New Westminster at 8:30
a.m., with hourly service thereafter until 11:30 p.m.
Every Monday at 12 midnight
to Prince Rupert and Granby
Every Thursday at 12 midnight to I'rince Rupert.
Every Saturday at 12 midnight to Victoria and Seattle.
Thursday, March 6, at 12 midnight for Sidegate, Dockport,
Jed way, Ikeda, etc.
Monday, March 9. at 12 mid-
to Massett and Stewart.
Grand Trunk Pacific
Passenger trains leave Prince
Rupert, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 10 am. for Tern-te,
Hazelton and Smithers. Mixed
service beyond to Rose Lake
Stage to Kort Eraser.
Daily passenger trains leave
Edmonton 10:46 p.m., arrive Mc-
lirido 1:55 p.m, Mixed trains
to I'rince George Mondays,
Wednesdays and Fridays.
1 s^61*
We represent all Trans-A tlantlc Steamship lines.
Through tickets via any llne to Chicago���Grand
Trunk beyond���Let us submit an Itinerary for your
W. E. Duperow, G.A.P.D.    H. G. Smith, OP. S. T.A.
527  Granville St.,  Vancouver. Phone  8ey.  8134.
Our Interior Finish is manufactured from timber specially selected for Flat Grain.
We are also specializing In Fir Doors with Veneered Panels,
which are better In construction, more beautiful and no more expensive than the old solid raised panel doors.
Get our prices before placing your orders.
Local Sales Department, Phone 890.
Phones 15 and 11. 102 Columbia Street W.
Wholesale and retail dealers In the famous Comox steam and
furnace coal. A ton of this coal will, without doubt, boll more water
than any other coal on the market.
We also have a limited supply of Old Wellington (Ladysmith)
coal for Btove and grate.
We carry a good stock of building material, Including Vancouver
brand of Portland Clement. This cement Is being imed by the Dominion and Provincial Governments and all the large corporations
and contractors In the province. It Ib ground very fine and is very
uniform. Hard wall plaster, lime, sand, gravel, crushed rock, vitrified
sewer pipe, drain tile, common and pressed brick, fire clay and fire
brick. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1914.
Orders In Stocks, Bonds, Grain and Cotton executed for cash or
���n margin in Montreal, New York and Chicago.
Direct private wire to Montreal and  New  York.
Telephone 817.
Stock Brokers.
316-317 Westminster Trust Building.
Decline* Confined to Small Fractions
���Few Changes ln Standard
M. K. & T. Com   21V&     20%
N. Y. Central     90 90
Nor. & West 104% 104%
Northern Pacific  115% 114%
Penn 111% 112
Reading Com 167% 167
Rock Island       5%       4%
St. Paul   102% 102
So.  Pacific      96%     96%
Southern Ry  26%      26 %
Un. Pac. Com 161% 161%
U. S. Steel Com  65%     65%
U. S. Steel Pfd llO'/i 110-/4
Utah 04 V4     54%
New York, 1'eb. 24,���The market
opened dull and but slightly ehangea
from Saturday. During the session
there was but little change in the
price of standard stocks for although
tha tone was heavy such declines as |
took  place  were    confined    to    very
Commercial���The market Is In a
bettei condition following the clearing of the weak spots.
Times ��� The opposing forces as
shown In the action of Steel are very
evenly balanced.
American���With distribution of the I
regular dividend ln cash and the cash
dividends and the II. O. stock, Union
Pacific Ib considered one of the moBt
promising stocks in the market.
Sun���Much Interest attaches to the
less satisfactory conditions in the
foreign markets for investment capital from the bearing which It may
have on our own situation.
, vy       small   fractions.      Many    specialties,.
however, were weak. The Rock Island
i* issues made new low prices as did the
k** e Wabash, being apparently affected by'
feeling on the part of the holders
that tbe heavy assessment would have
to be paid on the stocks.
Tho weakness in the Wabaflbes had
sympathetic effect on  Denver stocki*:
which declined steadily.
Goodrich declined ou poor statement
of earnings for the past year as did
Railway Steel Springs. Trading gen- j
(.'rally was professional and commission house business wns at a mini-
mum.   Total sal<>3 were 136,000.
An international operator of French ,
'connection, who is reported short    of
American stocks, is said to be chiefly
responsible  for the   agitation  of    an
unfavorable situation.
The  administration  is  prepared  to j
go to great lengths to help business ]
to return to normal, says private wire I
from   Washington   political   financial
Hig   western  bond  house says  that I
during the first 40 days of 1914 they
did the biggest bond business in their
It is stated on high international authority that the actual absorbtion of
Btock during the past 60 days has
been the heaviest in many years in
Sells Up to 192% at Montreal���Power
and Shawinigan  Firm, But
Montreal, Feb. 24.���The opening
market was quiet and steady with
strong undertone and some of the active stocks made small gains, laurentide was the feature, selling up to
192%. During the afternoon trading
weakness developed in Iron carrying
the stock down to 36V*. Plummets
pessimistic reports In the papers are
causing this weakness.
This unsettled the balance of the
market and it closed about the same
as the opening.
Power and Shawinigan were both
firm, but Inactive. Tramway closed
at 41%, the rent of the stocks In the
department were neglected.
The remarks of the president of the*
Steel corporation is being given as
the cause for selling off of Iron. Report that their statement will show
falling off of $2,600,000 in grosB causing easier tone In Textile common.
Bantings of R. and O. close to
million dollars.
Christmas���The action of the market shows that the undertone is
strong. Good demand for securities
appears on all setbacks. While advising the taking of profits on any-
marked advance, I would not care to
take a position on the short side.
(Quotations furnished over private j
wire of Sutherland & Ardagh.)
Ruling quotations on  the Montreal j
stock market yesterday were:
Bell Telephone   157
Brazil      87
Canada  Cement     30Vi
Canadian   Pacific    213%
Detroit United   73
Dom. Iron & Steel Corp.. 37%
III. Traction     67
Lake of the Woods Com.. 133
Laurentide   190
Montreal  Power   227%
Nova Scotia Steel    79
Ogilvie Flour Com 122
Ottawa Power  167
Penman   Ltd   54%
Quebec   Ry   15%
R. & O. Nav. Co 109
Shawinigan 141
Toronto   Ry 142%
Winnipeg Electric   207%
No Dust
No Dirt
Nothing but virtuous, fragrant
tea leaves, giving their full quota
of deliciousness in the tea-pot.
Pasadena, Cal., Peb. 24.-George M.
Reynolds, president of the Continental
& Commercial National bank, of
Chicago, the second largest financial
institution in the United States, is
spending the winter in Pasadena. In
an interview Mr. Reyolds said:
"In my opinion the country is just
about to emerge into a true era of
"The tarifrand currency bills are
Infinitely better than I had hoped they
would be.
"The fanner is theireal aristocrat;
he's getting more independent every
day, and If it were not for him bust
ness and commerce would go to
"What this country most needs is a
system of amortizing mortgages, or,
in other words, providing a sinking
fund that gradually wipes them out.
"While not ideal, the currency bill
contains enough good to justify my
belief that we have, said goodby to
financial stringencies and panics.
"1 feel tbat we can look for real
activity in business and much benefit resulting from the changed conditions."
You cannot imagine how good it really
is unless you try it.   WHY DELAY?
C. A. BOGERT, General Manager.
Banking Business In Foreign Lands
Business Houses, Corporations. Grain, Stock and Provision
Dealers will find the facilities of The Dominion Bank adequate for
all foreign financial dealings.
With a Branch in London, England, and correspondents In all
parts of the world, transactions are speedily effected on most
favorable terms. Foreign Exchange bought and sold. Drafts and
Letters of Credit issued. Advances made on shipments, both
export and import.   Collections promptly made and remitted (or.
cate how many "bail orders" are on
the sidetracks. If that number should
reach 10 per cent., as many railroad
managers are inclined to think, the
situation is one to cause considerable
anxiety, and may mean considerable
congestion later in the year, as it
means smaller loads and less cars to
transport the freight than in normal
Within the week 2000 men have re* j     (Quotations furnished over the pri*
turned  to  work  In  the Brie plant of   vate  wire of Sutherland  &  Ardagh.I
1JJie Illinois Steel company. The following are yesterday's  quo-
The Dupont Powder company shows * tatlong on New York stocks
12.47 per cent, on common stock in
the last fiscal year, compared with
18.08  in   1912. "
Less than 50 of the 741)3 national
banks of the country failed to join
the federal reserve system. Time
limit expired February 22.
The secretary of commerce declares
industrial and commercial conditions
show   improvement.
I Am.   Can  30%
Amal. Copper  75%
; Am. Car Foundry    51%
American Smelting     67%
Am. Tel. & Tel 120%
Atchison  Com 07 Vi
Halt, & Ohio Com 92
IV R. T  93%
Chas. & Ohio   64%
Chicago. Feb. 24.���Retrenchment of
tbe railroads in shop operations,
made necessary by the recent business recession, has resulted in a new-
problem as signs of improvement in
various Hues of Inidustry in the WeBt
For Week   Ending  Sunday,  March   1
Mr.  Plummet- on the Steel trade���
The improvement in the steel industry
in Canada has not been as rapid as ! have made themselves apparent.
we expected and the improved condi- j    The    fear   is   now    expressed that
Kxports  from th"  I'nited Slates in  Can.  Pacific   ...
January decreased $23,082,481 and im-iCon. Gas  	
ports 18,694,165. !chino 	
Northern  Ohio  Traction  and  Light! Erie Com	
regular quarterly dividend of l1* perl Great Northern
cent on, common, I int. Met. pfd. .
Twelve    industrials   decreased    .26. : M<*x. Petroleum
Twenty rails declined .18.
Mo. Paciflo
. . 134
. . 41%
-- 29%
. . IS",
.. 66%
..  26**4
tions which we had looked for wilh j when business fully revives the rail
the coming of spring may be with- roads will find themselves in a worse
held until the summer. He said tha- ! plight than they did a year ago, be-
there had been also noticeable fall-! cause of the fact that they have been
ing off in the coal business during j unable to finance themselves sufficl-
the present winter and at the present j ently to provide the necessary equip-
tinie the mines were engaged in min- ment.
lug for next summer's orders. Until   recently,  when   the  business
 ��� J reaction   made  itself   felt,   the    rail- j
Sir Thomas Shaughnessy was asked j roads had mad" an effort to keep ,
to make a statement respecting the * equipment in fairly good condition. I
rumors current in London about his . but with the let-down and decreased
company and the Canadian Northern, learnings they were forced to retrench
He said the directors of the C. P. R. in shop operations. The result is
128% j bad never discussed the acquisition of j that their equipment  is in  decidedly
1'%>the  C.  N.  R.  by  purchase, lease    or! bad shape for any  sudden revival of
66      Otherwise.    This answers the sugges-; general business.
25%   tlon in Mr. Bauer's wire. 1    The  idle car report does not indi-
30% I
51% |
120% ;
97 Vi |
63% |
High.    Low.
23    6:35    1:10 I
16:45 12:55
6:55    1:47  ;
17:45 13:35
7:15    2:08
18:35 14:20
5    2:45
19:30 14:45
7:55    3:00
20:20 15:45
S:15    3:20
21:15 16:15
8:35    3:20
22.00 17:10
20    7:
Sand Heads.
High. Low.
Time. Ht. Time.
5:34 13.0 11:34
15:46 10.5 22:43
5:55 12.9 12:05
16:44 10.5 23:21
6:15 12.7 12:34
17:37 10.5 23:58
6:35 12.5 13:02
18:28 10.6
6:56 12.4    0:33
111: IS 10.5 13:31
7:17 12.2    1:03
20:07 10.4 14:03
7:37 12.1    1:35
20:59 10.3 14:39
mas Bosher, 187 Barton Street, east.
George made himself right to home
at tbe place and put his feet under
the family festive board and allowed.
the peas to roll off his knife just the
same as if he was one of the family.
George played bass in the soap orchestra, and In fact he became such
a favorite with Mrs. Bosher that Mr.
Bosher became jealous and ordered
him to leave the house. This McCut-
cheon refused to do, and Bosher asked the magistrate to make him go.
"Ma doe^ not speak to me when he
ls around." said Bosher, in telling his
tale  of  woe.    "She  seems  to  think
Ht. I that he needs all her attention, and
8.5 | he certainly gets it.   1 want him to
Hamilton.    Feb.   24.���For    sixteen
months George McCutcheon has been I baud   aside   in   the
the star boarder at the home ot Tho- George's   fast   pace.
leave my house at once."
"You will have to leave the house
today" said the magistrate, "and take
good care that you do not go buck.
There has been too much ot this star
boarder trouble of late, and I Maine
ithe wives just as much as the hash
I eaters."
"But I have my board paid two
weeks in advance," said Geordie.
"Yes, he cannot leave yet" said Mrs
"He must leave today," replied the
magistrate. "You can refund the
money he has paid in advance."
George promised to leave and made
a bolt for the  door, quickly followed
by Mrs. Bosher who brushed her hns-
effort   to   follow
In a very real sense every business is a
public service enterprise. A man 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
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 accord
ingly. 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
his 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.
Hamilton  Council   Disposes of bonds
to Toronto Firm���Injunctions is
Controller Godfrey will likely be candidates.
Amour, those mentioned as probable
controller candidates is John H. Roberts, the secretary of the Dominion
Temperance alliance.
The new law enabling any man with
$200 and ten friends to run for any office in the city, which replaces the
property qualification of $2000 will
probably cause the list of the candidates for the board of control and
board of aldermen to be a very large
Hamilton, Feb. 2'4.���The action, of
the board of control in recommending
to the city council the sa'e of $825,-
000 worth of city debentures to Wood.
tJundy and company, Toronto, at a
price not revealed, has stirred up considerable trouble.
Threats from unsuccessful bidders
that they would apply for an injunction to prevent the,council closing tha
tlea\l are being freely made and the
gueslion is due to reach a head before
Tuesday next when the council will
ronsider the controllers' recommendation
The debenture question has been
before the controllers off and on for
many weeks. Brokers or firms desiring to make bids for city bonds
have usually been Introduced to tbe
cont Tillers by City Treasurer Leckm,
after which the reporters were always requested to withdraw in order
that the nature of the bids, or any
other details might not reach the public. The same procedure was followed yesterday when, after the regular
meeting, the controllers continued in
secret conclave to take final action
on willing the first block of debentures. There were several representatives of financial concerns cooling
fhclr heels on the benches outside the
room. After the meeting was over
tho mayor announced that Wood,
���Dundy and company's tender was the
highest and that the controllers had
recommended that that firm be so'.d
$825,0*00 worth of debentures. The
price was not announced, ills worship
considering that It would be to the
best interests of the city to keep it
quiet. He did say, however, that it
���was an entirely satisfactory price.
Rumors of impending trouble.have
already reached the city hall and Mor-
���gan Dean, who, is in charge of the
bow! department of the Mercantile
Truls company, has practically con-
finned the rumors. He admitted that
the unsuccessful bidders (for the bonds
had a grievance and states that the
question would probably come to a
head before the council meeting nexl
Tuesday evening, ln answer to a
question on the likelihood of an injunction being issued, Mr. Dean replied that, he was not in a position to
make a statement. He also refused
to explain the nature of the complaint.
After a conference with the city
treasurer, however, a representative
of a Toronto financial concern made
a statement explaining the entire situation.   He said:
"We consider it very unfair on the
part of the city not to call for competitive bids in connection with the
gala of these bonds. There was no ad-
vertlsment and notification of the impending sale, and we, for one, knew
nothing of the issue being ready until
this morning, when It was too late. I
think the proper .procedure would have
been for the city to advertise and
jrfve the sixty odd financial firms a
chance to make bids. 1 do not say
that the city would have received a
better price for their debentures, but
I do say that it stood a chance of a
better price.    The matter is of impor-
Montreal, Keb. 24.���-So futurist were
some of the interpretations of the
tango, one step, bunny hug and the
remainder of the present day terpis-
chorean specialties given recently in
the Westmount city hall that they gave
rise to a full dress debate among the
city fathers last night.
While a dance was in progress recently the council was informed the
"best people" in the city were shocked
and a complaint was laid to the acting
mayor, who advised those In charge of
the affair that if the objectionable
dancing was not stopped the lights
would be turned off. After the reading of a letter from one of the West-
mount young men's clubs questioning
the authority of the aldermen to act
in such a matter. Alderman McLean
said that it might not be a case of
improper dances so much as the improper dancing of dances. It was decided to suppress objectionable dances
in the city hall.
Hospital Crowded.
Hamilton, Keb. 24.-Not in years
has the city hospital been so overcrowded with patients as at the present time, ln order to provide much
needed room a number of convalescing
patients have recently been removed
to the house of refuge, three patients,
two women and one man being taken
to that institution yesterday in the
city ambulance. It is expected a number of others will be removed to the
same place in  the next few days.
Calgary, Feb. 24.���Should the detectives continue to make arrests at the
rate of speed they have shown during
the past few days in connection with
the alleged robberies from the establishment of 1,. T. Mewburn & Co.,
Ltd., the great probability is that the
mayor anel the chief of police may be
tbe only people not implicated when
1915 appears on the scene.
Up to the present 14 persons have
been placed under arrest either charged with theft or receiving stolen goods
said goods being the property of Mow-
burn & Co., Ltd. On Saturday the arrests numbered three, the victims being Thomas Heckville, a bartender at
the  Vale hotel, Foster Boutillier and
Henry Willard.    Heckvi'le is charged
with receiving one ham valued at $2,
supposed   to   have   been   stolen   from
the Mewburn company, while Boutilier
and   Willard   are  each   charged   with
having stolen a ham valued at $5 from
the same company, by whom they are
employed.    The  three  men  were  allowed out on bail and will answer to
the charges  In  the  police court  this
morning.    The arrests were made by
Detective Eymons.
Alleged Murderer Trapped.
Corning,  NY.,  Feb.  24.*��� Harry Edwards, night clerk in the Wells Fargo
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^   Express   company's   office   here   was
tance,  because the market is almost | murdered early today by a burglar, al-
clear of
debentures now and each fi-i leged to have been David Dunn, 19
nancial firm Ib anxious to secure some. I years old, a former employee of tbe
It has not added to the city's preetfge
lo sell  Biich  a large block of deben
tures secretly. So far as our firm is
concerned nothing will be done, but
1 cannot say what the others will do.'
Mayor Allan explains that Wood,
Gundy and company bad an option on
a certain proportion of the debentures
-which were sold. At the same time
he expects that otiier financial firms
will bo sore. He admits that Wood.
Gundy and company made an offer
which he and the councillors were
positive could not be surpassed in
competitive bidding and considers it a
very good offer in the present condition of the money market, the deal
���waF closed. His worship points out
that the city Is not bound to advertise for bids if it is not so inclined
and holds to the opinion that a good
���stroke of business was done. At the
same lime, his worship says that the
remaining block of debentures worth
more than a million dollars will probably be advertised  in  the usual  way.
company. The police say Dunn has
confesseil. Prompt discovery of the
crime, and the arrest of the alleged
murderer was due to the quick wit of
Miss Carrie Niles, a central telephone
operator. A call came over the express line and she could get no response to her request for a number.
Miss Niles notified the police.
Montreal, Feb. 24.- Though the mu-1
ntclpal  elections  do  nol   take  place
until April t'., a big crop of candidates'
for   tli'*   mayoralty,  boar*:   of  control
and tin- hoard of aldermen is already
in sig ii  ,nid   canvassing  la idling on,
For mayor the likely runners are!
Mc-derlc Martin, M.l'., and i;.*:*rge W.
Stephens, ex-chairman of th" harbor |
commission Mr. Martin has stated
��h;u. he had teen urged to run, notwithstanding that according to the unwritten law- governing the mayoralty
of Montreal, as a French Canadian OC-
cnpled the office last year it, is ncrw
the turn of an English Protestant.
Other names mentioned for the mayoralty are Cicse of Alderman Leslie
Boyd anil Lieut, Col. Burland.
A change in the board is bound to
be) seen as Controllers Lachapelle and
fhipuls have decided to drop out. Gon
troller Ainvy and labor representative
is one of the chief reasons why young
people stay contentedly there instead
of seeking their amusements elsewhere.
Let us furnish the piano that will
make your home attractive. The
DOMINION PIANOS are here for your
419  Columbia  St.,   New  Westminster.
Skin Soap
Absolutely Tree���ii SS cent enko of D. D. D.
?vmiti S"iip. with the purchase of o full hi?.,* imi-
tlaorD. i). l>. Prescription far Ecicma��� for is
fieri the standard skin remedy, Relief fenar-
uniirii freiTi thin llrst bottle or your money to-
faixh*)]. ll 11. I). Skin Soap, purest mid hl'ind-
mtcif Skin Sonps, Bhould always he used in
annorliiin witli I) I), IV I'riwripllMi, the
sootliini;. healing 1'itlnn. We have made f.nt
friends of more than one family liy rccommond-
ftag* tticfte flunous products and we want you to
tryUiem nowon tliosp'''iul <>ff'*r. Thll Is lire
tanl'uile. Vou must bring tills ad with you.
Dtx today.
Frederic T. Hill, Druggist, Columbia
astreet, New Westminster.
Too Late toClassify
crul amounts to loan on first mprttfugc
wearily at current rntes.
br*t�� n 2nd nnd 3rd Sis.    I.ai*i*a* cleared
lot wlili fruit tn-os und ready for garden, Will sacrifice fnr few days or lo
responsible party will take note and
Kivo deed i" same,
In and a good home. Will give cash
und good deeded property for sine-.
Note Deeded property Is puying Hi
per '"ne on InveBt ment.
bus $800 cash and K""'l docded property
to i���>;.* laiige  for  sam !,     invi stigate  at
ttl*;M"t iiti. PROPEttTY TOR Exchange -Full sized lot. close in and owner has clear deed. Wants a home.
What have you to offer?
lowest rates; Fire, Life, Accident aod
Sickness, Plat" Class. Automobile and
Rinployers' Liability Insurance, In old
reliable  compnnlcB.
Eastman and Co.
Phono   312.
Lol   Westminster Trust   Building,
We pack, ship
and prepay
freight charges
The New Westminster
Department   Store
We pack, ship
and prepay
freight charges
Careful Readers Will Respond to These Suggestions
Ladies' Ready-to-Wear Attractively Priced    Great Reductions on Furniture
A splendid model in Paris shades; daintily trimmed with Paddy
green pipings and buttons; silk lined, and are exception- ��J����J �������������
ally good value at 90s I O
This season's model of splendid quality with collar and sleeves daintily finished with lace edgings, turn-down style of collar with plain
silk tie attached.    This line of waists is well worth <CO QC
$3.75.    Special for 9C.WW
In plain shirt styles; materials of striped percales and repps, also a
few  flannelette and cashmere waists In this lot.    Regular   EA*f%
values to ($2.50.   Special at, each wUC
We carry a full line of the famous E. T. Corsets, also the American
l^ady Corset.   Special prices on all lines.
These are made of good quality white coutllle, with medium low bust
and long hip. A perfect fitting model, made and shaped exactly as
the better corsetB, and finished with four hose supporters.   TfRia
Specially priced at  I WW
Same make, with medium low bust and long hips; also fin- *t>4   ftft
ished with hose supporters. Specially priced at, per pair.. 9 * iUU'
Also  in  the following      A*>4   -fJC    ftl   Rft    CO    CO  QC
Special  Prices    9 I .CO* n? I .wUj  tfC* 4>C.WW
A good quality sateen, with pleated flounce; also a few colored moires
in this lot.    A regular $1.50 value. QCft
Special,  each    1     WWW
$5.00 and $6.00 SHU  and  Satin  Underskirts
at    ���j	
An assortment of Ladles' Silk and Satin Underskirts in shades of
navy, green, brown,  rose, blue, and all general colors.   dJQ CO
Regular $5.00 and $6.00 values.   Special at.
Range Satisfaction
is assured If you purchase your
Kange here. Steel Ranges, polished sectional top; six holes, duplex
grate, asbestos lined, full nickel
$39, $42, $47.50
Steel Cook Stoves
Duplex grate, asbestos lined; with
heavy cast base. C17 Rt\
Special    *JM I iWU
English Brooms and Brushes are the Best
The famous "Jagger" make long handled Hair Brooms
at  75c, 85c, $1.25 and $1.50
Floor  Brushes,  each    40c,  50c  and   75c
Shoe Brushes, set of 3, set $1.00, $1.25 to $3.'D0
Aluminum Kitchen Utensils
are practically Indestructible and cost no more than inferior goods.
Lipped Saucepans, each  25c, 35c, 50c and 60c
Straight Covered" Saucepans  50c, 75c, $1.25 and $1.75
Setrraletjs Tea Kettles, each  $1.50, $2.00 and $2.75
A Stock Pattern Dinner Set
Means that you can buy as many or as few pieces as you wish and
broken  pieces can always be replaced.    We have a big variety    of
r * $12.50, $15, $20��no$25
6-Piece Glass Tea Sets
consisting of covered Sugar and Butter Dish, Cream and Spoon Holder
in the new Colonial design;
the   set   	
Colonial Class Oil and Vinegar Bottle3
Colonial Style (Mass Candlesticks;
O-Cedar Polish Mop
Makes bard work easy. Dusts, cleans
and polishes all at one time. Cl Cft
Try It at our risk, each   *9 l .ww
An Admirable Array of Natural and
Colored Pongees, also Black Silks
Pongees are one of the most, popular and useful Silks for dresses,
waists, or underclothing. We have just received a big shipment, ln
natural, sky, pink, brown, cream, maise, tan, navy, black, rose, gray and
Natural 36 Inches wide; fine quality; sold usualy for 45c a       Oftfa
Natural        ^^^^^^^
yard   Our price a yard
Thirty-two inches wide; regular 6fic.    Special
Per yard   ���;',''.'	
A very heavy weight and line finish, pei
yard  at	
Your choice of Colors, per
We wan' to call your particular attention to our excellent���hqjjtag
of Black Silks,   our stock of blacks is very complete and the prices
f r 1 his sale are so low that everyone interested In -black should see
through our line.   .lust, a few of tho choicest we mention here:
Black Pailette;'20 inches wide, for 9��yC
per yard   ' .���.
Black Pailette; 40 ir
wide,   for,   per   yurd.
Black Messallne; 40
in. wide; per yard..
Very  heavy  quality   Mfissaljne^
40  inches  wide.
Per   vard   	
We have decided to discontinue several different lines of Extension
Tables and are offering a number of 6 and 8-foot tables at almost
factory price. A rare opportunity to secure a first-class table at
a low price.
TABLE NO. 1014��� Solid oak Table; fumed finished; 6-foot extension;
pedestal bass; round top.   Regular $21.00. C1C OC
Sale    ��plw.��0
TAJBEE NO 1016-Solid Oak, 6-ft extension Table in early KngllBh
finish; round top and heavy turned pedestal base.
Regular $25.00.   Sale  	
TABLE NO. 1011���Eight-foot, round top, solid golden oak Table; has
five legs;  this 1s a bare bargain. Regular $22.50.
TABLE   NO.   1007���Heavy   6-foot   extension   table;   round   top,   neat
pedestal base, fumed finish.   Regular $28.00.
TABLE  NO. 1012���Beautiful    fumed    oak    table;  6-foot    extension:
round top; heavy pedestal base.    Regular $30.00.
ak Table; has
ind   top,  neat
>t    extension;
This beautiful  suite is all solid quarter cut oak and  in  fumed or
golden finish; it consists of 6-foot extension table, set of six dining
room chairs  with  box  seat;   upholstered  in genuine  leather,  China
cabinet and  handsome  buffet;   complete  the Suite.
Regular   $135.00.    Sale   	
English Cambric; of fine even weave; 42 In. wide
for ladles' and children's underwear,    Special
per  yard	
This comes in solid oak, fumed finish, and in it we include a 6-foot
extension table, pedestal base; six dining chairs with leather seats,
and a neat, well made buffet ln a late design. CCO  OC
Regular  $68.25.    Sale    WyOCeCO
Goods that Sell at Prices that Please
in the Staple Section
Pine English Longcioth, 36 inches wide. 101- A 1 Cm
Prico, sper yard     I C 2 U AND   I PC
.Madapolarjis, made from specially selected cotton; perfectly pure.
Special, per yard, 1 2*C, 1 5CAND 1 7*C
Specially adapted
self colors
their  hard
This line iu sheer Nainsook is very special value at
the price, per yard  	
Victoria Lawn; 38 Inches wide,
per yard 	
A fine collection of latest .shades in new Col ton Crepes;
and fancy stripes*. These crepes are well known for
wearing qualities and they are fast colors; 28 inches wide.
Per yard   	
Bleached Cotton Bed Sheets; made from heavy grade of
English sheeting; 70x90.    Price, per pair  ..4	
Grecian Bedspreads; 72x90; a quality you may depend
on for good service.    Special, each   	
Bargains In Pillow Cases;  made from pure English cotton;
42 inches wide; value 35c a pair. Special, per pair	
White Mercerized Vestings; in a fine asortment of neat designs; very moderately priced; 27 inches wide. Special, yard.
A new shipment of navy bluo prints;  In dot and figured
designs;  fast dye.    Per yard  	
Klne and Heavy Grades of White Flannelettes; also heavy weave in
Striped Flannelettes in various colors.    Special, 1 O 1 M
per yard       I C J C
Heavy Grade English Cotton Steeling; 70 inches wide.    A grade tbat
will give satisfaction and will  wear well.    Special,
per yard   	
GlasB Towels; hemmed, ready for use;  size 19x27; regular $1.65 a dozen.    Per dozen for	
Colored Turkish  Toweling;   17  inches  wide;   heavy quality.
Special,   per  yard   	
A snap in Tuple Damask; bleached Satin Damask Tabling;    QQ*s%
54 inches wide; neat floral design.    Price, per yard WWW
A wide range of'fancy Checked Ginghams; in a choice selection of colors.   Special, per yard 	
Some Special Of ferings in the Gents'
Furnishing Dept. for Today
Men's Night Shirts;  made of good quality flannelette  in all
Fine Mercerized Handerchief with blue polka dot and fancy    OC*��
colored  borders.    Regular 15c;  3 for   COC
Fine quality White Handkerchief;  plain or initialed in hand    OC**
embroidery.    Special at 2 for  COC
'Men's  Working  Gloves;   two  splendid   lines  of  mule   leather;   good
vaules at their regular prices of fine and 75c.    Today only,
special,  per pair  	
Window Shades
A good quality Blind; 36 Inches wide and 6 feet 'long; fitted to a
strong spring roller; colors green and cream. Regular 5Hc. Aft-\
Special  Price, 4UG
Window Blind, made of special oil opaque cloth; 37 Inches wide and
7 feet long;  fitted to Hartshorn roller.    Regular 75c. ttRstt,
Special   Price    Www
Special sizes made to order.    Measurements taken and estimates
given free.
Buy Silk Tapestries Now
Silk Tapestry for drapes or furniture coverings, in green, fawn, brown,
red, or mixed colors; rich designs; regularly priced at {��#* QC
$4.00 to $6.00;" now  9C.WW
Heavy Tapestry for portieres or upholstery
Prices  from   	
���We cover and repair any kind of furniture
mates.   We v. ill send a man without any chargi
85c to $2.50
'Phong  us for esti*
Visit the Electrical Dept.
Westminster Second Floor
We also have I'eau de Soie,
Bengallne, Taffeta, Duchess
Satin, Charmeuse, Coutllle and
Broches, suitaWe for coats.
dresses, millinery or trimmings.
Now is the time to be thinking
of spring cleaning, and we are
going to help you. For a limited
period only we are offering our
regular $fi5.00 Vacuum
Cleaner for 	
Do away with that dusty broom
and use n Vacuum Cleaner. You
will be surprised at the result


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