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Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C., WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13,   1916.
Number 28
People who do not know Premier Bowser, or very
much about the true inwardness of the political matters on which he speaks, might excusably be impressed
by the air of apparent sincerity and benignity with
which he carries off what he wishes for the time being
his public to believe. These impressions, which it is
his aim and purpose to "create, need not necessarily
have any but the most distant relation to the truth,
and may even be directly contrary to the faots. In
either event, they are put forward with the same
bland assurance and virtuous mien as if thev were the
truth. Satan posing as an angel of light has nothing
on the Hon. Mr. Bowser. Coupled with this characteristic is a disposition to give the public credit for a
very short memory and an exceedingly limited intelligence as well.
These peculiarities were well illustrated in most of
the important statements, direct and indirect, that Mr.
Bowser attempted to pass as verbal legal tender'upon
the meeting in the Opera House, last week. Take,
for instance, the statement, in effect, that he (Mr.
Bowser) had concluded, at the time he displaced Sir
Richard McBride as Premier, that a new policy was
required in British Columbia-forgetting, apparently,
that everybody knew, and yet remembers, that he
ostensibly broke with Sir Richard because the latter-
proposed further aid to the P. G. E., and that Premier
Bowser, the moment he got into his former chieftain's
shoes, made that same policy the principal feature of
his own.
With respect to the prohibition referendum, Mr.
Bowser coolly counted again on public ignorance or
public forgetfulness, when he tried to "get away"
with the assertion, contrary to to the notorious facts,
that he had decided upon and announced his policy in
that regard prior to the Vancouver by-election. The
Vancouver by-election was held on February 26th, and
the prohibition deputation (a .large body) chased Premier Bowser to Victoria and practically "held him up"
for his answer, as they had been doing for months,
and did not get it till late on the afternoon of the 29th.
The Legislature opened on March 2nd, when the
"speech from the throne" appeared, containing the
hardly extorted promise of a prohibition referendum and a number of other measures specially
designed, but unsuccessfully, to try to win the Victoria by-election of two days later.
As another illustration, take Premier Bowser's terribly slurred and deliberately falsified report to the
meeting in the Opera House of the facts qf the interview with Mr. Brewster, the Liberal leader, over the
question of the extension of the Legislature past the
14th of March last. In Mr. Bowser's elegant and untrue phrase, the Liberals "bluffed" him, and he "called the bluff." As "a man of the world," he knows
all about gambling, of course, as well as "greasing."
The point is Mr. Bowser tried to make the meeting believe that Messrs. Brewster and Macdonald unconditionally refused to make any arrangement for a necessary extension of the Legislature, whereas they made
a perfectly fair and reasonable proposition, and Mr.
Bowser did the "bluffing" by insisting upon the Liberals swallowing and endorsing his expensive Agent-
General's office frame-up as "non-contentious legislation," to be allowed to pass.
If the people of British Columbia wish to be better
served by their Provincial Legislature in the future
than they have in the past, they will, in practice, at
least, have to take a more serious view of the duties
and responsibilities of that body and the qualifications
of candidates for its membership, and the present is a
most opportune time to begin.
That the Legislature has very important duties and
responsibilities to discharge on behalf of the people-
that it is not or should not be a joke, a farce, and a
scandal���that it ought to be composed of the best,
ablest, most independent-minded, representative men
of each community constituting it���that every member
should be a unit, and none a mere cipher or puppet-
will be readily conceded by all, theoretically. But
' how do we find this work out in practice ? The answer
is found in the constitution of the late and recent
Legislatures���composed nearly altogether of ciphers,
puppets, "rubber-stamps"-what you will- absolutely
subservient to and dependent upon the will of one or '
two men���it used to be two, now it is one.
Is any proof wanted that this is not an extreme or
prejudiced statement of the actual and shameful situa-
The foolish and unworthy slurs about the Liberal
party having no platform might, perhaps, be excused
on account of the natural feeling of resentment Premier Bowser evidently harbors at being compelled to
purloin four important planks from that platform to
construct what he vainly hopes will prove a life-saving
raft for his water-logged Government. All the frenzied, distorted, and one-sided hysterics directed against
Mr. Macdonald on the "plugging" issue was of a piece
with the rest, even to the cunning slur about Jerry
Finch, the Seattle lawyer, being engaged by Mr. Macdonald to assist in the Government investigation by
the House Committee. Who so fit, it might be asked,
to post Mr. Macdonald, who was oractically put on his
A trial, as to the records and antecedents of the suborned thugs, jail birds, and cutthroats raked with a
scavanger harrow out of the underworld of Seattle
by the Government emissaries to accomplish Mr.
Bowser's purposes ?
Just one more instance, this particularly as illustrating again the unflattering estimate that Mr. Bowser
. places upon the ordinary public intejligence. He pictured the dismal state of things that he said would ensue on account of Mr. Brewster's writ���if Mr. Brewster were returned to power���seeking to convey the
impression that the results would be entirely different
if the Bowser Government were returned; whereas,
of course, the matter is one for the courts, which Bowser, either in or out of power, can not affect in the
slightest, except possibly to delay some more by evasion, in cither event, as he 'i-: solely responsible for
doin?; in the vast, though he deliberately untruthfully
tried to shift that responsibility upon Mr. Brewster,
at the meeting referred to.
Liberal Candidate for New Westminster
tion in the Provincial Legislature as it has been constituted for years and right up to date, as it would be
constituted to-morrow if the Government candidates
generally���the same old sticks with the exception of a
number who have wisely scuttled for cover���were to
be returned ? It is unnecessary to particularize. We
all know the stamp the rubber-stamp of less than
mediocre men composing the swollen and passive Government majority in the late and recent Legislatures,
and almost wholly composing the Cabinet itself, although one or two new and absolutely untried men of
a slightly different type (among whom we do not include Dr. McGuire, of Vancouver) have lately been
As to the proof, if any is necessary, that this is a
perfectly fair and true statement of how the Government is and the Legislature has been composed, let
the most confirmed and inveterate Bowser Government supporter close his eyes for a moment and try to
conjure up a mental photograph of the Bowser party
and Government with Bowser deleted. Why, a flock
of sheep with the bell wether suddenly struck by
lightening, wouldn't be in it for absolute incompetency
and helplessness.
This very general election campaign drives home
and clinches the truth. Who ever hears of any one of
the eight or nine so-called Ministers composing the
Cabinet���except Bowser ? Who even can recall their
names or rightly adjust  their  departmental  labels ?
Smash the machine!
It's time for a change.
Let's have a new deal.
Bow Brewster in and Bowser out.
Knock the< bung out of the barrel.
Both Bowser and booze must go.
Give the women the vote.
Boost Brewster and "bust" Bowser.
Bury the "dead past," and bury it deep.
And the political dead beats along with it.
The People are King to-morrow, and you must
The "rubber stamps" are out of date. Junk them !
Election Day Sept. 14. Junk Day Sept. 23. Just
in time!     .
We want men, not things, to represent us in the
Public office is a public trust, not a private spree.
The Punch and Judy show at Victoria has lasted
long enough.
The day of automatic government���one man to pull
the strings, forty puppits to jerk their thumbs���is
"Thirty years and still on the job. "���Columbian
on Thomas Gifford. Isn't it about time we had a
change ? ,
Their thirteenth year of power���the thirteenth
Legislature of B. C��� the thirteenth day of September
��� will be their last.   To-morrow's judgment day.
When you cast your ballot, to-morrow, remember
Bowser's full responsibility for the crihiinal Dominion
Trust failure, that ruined thousands.
As Attorney-General for the Province and solicitor
for the Dominion Trust, he betrayed the people's interests shamefully.
He has played the same double game with the C.
N. R. and P. G. E., and robbed the Province, even in
violation of his own laws, for his private clients'
He handed over $7,000,000, in violation of statute
law, to the P. G. E., secretly paid $316,000 defaulted
interest, without Legislative authority, and allowed
the railway promoters, contrary to express enactment,
to privately pocket all the capital stock of the company. $25,000,000.
No wonder Attorney-General Bowser, Premier and
Attorney-General Bowser, curses, misrepresents, and
tries to ridicule Mr. Brewster's writ, which will yet
drag him to court for these public crimes, despite his
struggles to escape. No wonder he concocts "plugging" consjiiracies to try to throw dust in the eyes of
the pepple. .
Not one but would do the Government more harm than
good on any public platform in this campaign, with
the possible exception of his own constituency, for the
"pull" he might be supposed to have. Which is doubtless the reason why they are neither seen nor heard,
while Bowser, single-handed, is making a superhuman
but hopeless struggle for his political life. But that is
his just retribution for deliberately alienating the best
and highest, and cultivating and cherishing the worst
and meanest, elements in his own party, for years, to
pander to his own inordinate lust for aggrandizement
and power.
The stamp of men who are seeking the suffrages
of the electors under the aegis of the Liberal party is
strikingly different, on the whole, from the great majority of the known and proved Bowser candidates. A
goodly galaxy, including such well known names in the
public life of the Province as Brewster, Macdonald,
Oliver, Ralph Smith, of experienced, able and principled men, who can each and all more than hold their
own, either in the Legislature or on the platform,
against even the one redoubtable man of the Government. For the rest, really representative and leading
men in their own constituencies, mayors, reeves, farmers and working men, business and professional men
of the highest standing.
In the front rank as to qualification, character, ability, and general fitness, only lacking Legislative experience, as yet, which it is ours to supply, is the Liberal
candidate for this city, Mr. David Whiteside, who fo?
the first time in many years will give New Westminster the standing in the Legislature, and in the Government if need be, which its position and importance demands, and of which it has long been deprived, to its
great loss in prestige, influence, and respect. No
patriotic citizen, apart from party, should fail to take
this opportunity to put the Royal City on the map
again politically and give it standing and influence in
the councils of the country. Page 2
New Westminster, B.C., Sept. 13, 1916
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A vast volume of evidence and argument, bv word
of mouth, by printed word, has been laid before the
electorate of the Province, in the past two or three
months particularly, bearing upon and influencing the
decision which rests finally with each individual elector as he goes to the ballot box, to-morrow. Behind
all this marshalling of evidence and argument, to
which the capstone will be added for the electors of
New Westminster, in the Opera House, to-night, lies
the record of the Government, like an open judgment
book���a record of thirteen years of power, embracing the best and fattest years in the history of the
Province���during which this Government, wnich is
now on trial for its life, had the making or marring of
the life of the Province, under peculiarly favorable
circumstances and conditions, absolutely in its hands.
That it wust stand condemned in its discharge of that
trust, both the record and the present condition of the
Province overwhelmingly shows, and there can not be
the slightest doubt that the People will so find.
The electors have before them also for decision in
this election two questions submitted for referendum
vote���Prohibition of the liquor traffic and the extending of the electoral franchise to women, which will
carry the right, of course, to vote in Dominion as well
as Provincial elections. These are measures of great
importance, which have also been well and exhaustively argued by able champions. The subject of one,
the liquor traffic, has also behind it a dark record
which condemns it, and every elector who values the
true interests of his country, economically and morally, and especially of its coming citizens, will not
fail to endorse the measure of prohibition presented,
which will abolish public drinking places and customs
���the great recruiting ground for*the evil. As to
woman suffrage, there should not, as Mr. Brewster
said at the meeting, be a dissenting voice. The return of the Libersls will insure women the vote, but
the referendum should be endorsed as well.
the Province up to the colossal sum of $121,573,300���
an increase from $13,534,440 when the McBride-Bowser Government took hold. And this reckless, joy-riding, drunken-sailor crew have the nerve to ask us for
leave to go it again- at our expense !
Under their Administration the Provincial revenue
has fallen off more than half in the last four years���
from $12,510,215 in 1912 to $5,944,015 (estimated) for
1916. During the same four years, they have piled up
deficits aggregating over $23,000,000- from $5,475,865
in 1913 to $9,408,000 (estimated) in 1916. And,
knowing the way things were drifting, with a falling
population to bear the burdens (at the rate of $40 per
head now), they have been recklessly increasing the
expenditures under "salaries" head from $360,000 in
1904-5 to $1,700,000 now, and under "miscellaneous"
from $161,000 to $3,900,000! And lavishly throwing
away money, with both hands besides on Agent-General's office. Strathcona Park (glorified German-American timber preserve), and Royal Commissions galore
(nearly $300,000 under this head), and "commissions"
royal in amount- $75,000 and $80,000 respectively on
two dirty Indian reserve deals, for "greasing" Indians
and others.
No wonder Mr. Bowser says: "Bury the dead
dead past, and look to the .future." We will/but we'll
bury them with it so deep that not even the smell
will be heard.
The very audacity and brazenness of Attorney-
General Bowser, in openly holding solicitorships for
corporations getting charters and concessions from the
Government, and at such a notoriously terrible cost
to the people, would seem to have almost paralyzed
the public conscience, or he would have been driven
from power, disgraced and execrated, long ago.
On this one count alone, in an indictment bristling
with scores of others���that he, as Attorney-General,
has dared to accept retainers from and give advise to
corporations doing business with the Government,
getting privileges and concessions from the Government���and, even without the evidences of the terrible
wrongs he has committed in specific cases since
launching upon that course���Mr. Bowser ought to go
down and out of public life, with no possibility of return, at the stern command of the people at the ballot
In this connection, Mr. M. A. Macdonald, who will
almost certainly be Attorney-General in the new Government that will be formed as a result of the election,
admirably voiced the position of the Liberal party in
this important matter, in a recent public utterance, as
follows: "The Liberal party have placed themselves
on record on this question, both in convention and in
numerous public utterances, that no Attorney-General
under a Liberal Government will have directly or indirectly, remotely or otherwise, any connection with
any firm of solicitors doing business with the Government or with any department of the Government."
These words which, we believe, express the spirit
of triumphant Liberalism in this Province, have the
true ring, and Mr. Macdonald, in courageously and
patriotically uttering them, does so, evidently, with a
full realization of their meaning, and that he personally and his party will be held to them, both in letter
and spirit, in every Department. There is no reservation there, but a whole-hearted declaration that public
office is a sacred public trust, with which there can
and must be no trifling and no compromising���no backdoor influences���no double-dealing���no trying to serve
two masters, which inevitably and invariably results,
as it has with Mr. Bowser, in heeding the voice of
Mammon, rather than the Vox Deii or Vox Populi.
A little over four years ago, the McBride-Bowser
Government boasted that they had a surplus of nine
millions in the treasury. Now, the Province is about
thirty millions in the hole, counting the ten million
just borrowed (six million of which is for the P.G..E.)
and the ten millions borrowed two years ago and
spent, besides other liabilities, including $80,000,000
for railway guarantees, bringing the total liabilities of
Premier Bowser, a t the meeting in the .Opera
House, Wednesday ni ght, patted Mr. Gifford patronizingly on the back, with the intimation that he had
only just discovered that he (Mr. Gifford) could make
a speech. What have they both been doing for the
past thirteen years ?   Isn't it funny ?
The Columbian, true to the Bowser breed, has had
to import an American newspaper man from Belling-
ham to run the local Bowser publicity campaign on
behalf of Tom Gifford and Lieut. Mackenzie, and tell
the people of New Westminster City and District how
to vote. This genius gave us a sample "American
Eagle scream" from Kansas, the other day.
Have you seen the sunburst of prosperity that the
Columbian says Mr. Bowser says is "breaking brightly over the whole Province"? "Breaking brightly"
is good. The only thing that's "breaking brightly"
for the Province just now is the Bowser Government.
On the 14th (to-morrow), it will be broken into small
fragments and will disappear. After that the sun
will begin to shine.
The electors of New Westminster have been very
indulgent. They have kept one man "on the job" ���
for his own benefit, certainly not for theirs���fqr
thir��� call it thirteen years. It's about time now they
gave the town a turn, especially when we have a man
offering, David Whiteside, who is in the very first
rank in every particular, and will make the Royal City
a power in the'House, instead of a laughing stock.
The poor old Columbian is furiously busy these last
days of the campaign in work that seems most congenial to it���misreporting and misrepresenting everything of a political nature that comes under its ken.
The Saturday night meeting at Ladner it outrageously
misrepresented, judged by the report of the same
meeting in the Vancouver World, and, as the Wo'rld
is so "independent" that it don't know how to vote
in this election, it may be taken for granted that its
report is a good deal nearer the truth than the Columbian's, -fyhich probably was taken uncensored frpm a
very much interested source.
When Premier Bowser was telling us, the other
night, about his great election-eve shipbuilding policy
that was bodming just now elsewhere but here, with
Government backing, and declaring that it would
never cost the country a cent, how memory irresistibly reverted to the same buncombe assurances given
by the same promising politician, a few years ago,
with regard to the booming railway .construction that
carried the last two Provincial general elections-and
for which we have already begun���and only begun���
to pay painfully for through the nose. It won't go,
Mr. Bowser; the game is played out. Twice bitten,
thrice shy.
The Columbian meanly suggests that Mr. Whiteside was chosen as candidate by the Liberals of New
Westminster because they wanted "a safe man who
could be depended upon to serve the men who brought
him out * * * when the gang began to loot the
treasury." Passing over the impudent insult to a
man of Mr. Whiteside's character and standing in the
community, is it not a shameless proclamation of the
ruling passion and controlling political motive of the
people who have imposed Mr. Gifford upon the Conservative party and the people of New Westminster
all these years, because, as the Columbian told us, in
strikingly similar phrase, a week or so ago, he could,
be "depended upon" by Ministers and his fellow
Delta and New Westminster audiences were told
with much unction and bated breath (we don't know
what particular brand of bait), weeks ago, by the
smaller Bowservative fry that Lieut. MacKenzie was
just dying to get away to the front and mix it with
the Huns ���that, in fact, he would have flown overseas
before polling day, and every meeting was a sort of
affecting farewell. The, gallant "man jp khaki"
didn't deny the soft impeachment himself, but
His eyes*had all the seeming
Of a demon's that is dreaming,
and he is still "on the job," and plainly visible to the
naked eye, pursuing votes instead of Germans���and
election day is here. Tne only thing the electors of
Delta can do is to turn him down .so hard that he won't
think it worth while hanging around another month
to wait for the counting of the soldiers' votes. In the
meantime, the whole Battalion is apparently being
held back at Vernon,
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Has Bowser made you rich, or even given ypu half
a chance to make a decent living by making British
Columbia a good place to live in ? If not, yqu oqght
to be thankful that he's made a lot of railway multi?
millionaires���at your expense���and amassed a tidy
fortune hiniself, if he has incidentally ruiped a lot of
common people through the exploitations of the gen.
try referred to and such deals as the Dominion Trust,
Vancouver Island Collieries, and Port Mann townsite
"You've got to be fair to me; you backed my policy at two general elections, and you can't go
back on me now!" declaimed Premier Bowser to the electors of New Westminster, Wednesday
night. Just fancy a managing director talking that
way to the shareholders of a company whom he had
persuaded by arguments and even by m,isrepresen.'ta-
tions to adopt a pqlicy which had turned out disas^
trously. Wouldn't the shareholders be likely to smile
and think him "bugs," and elect a new managing
director and entire directorate without leaving their
seats ?
Not content with tapping the till and squandering
all the cash, Including over twenty millions of bor=
rowed money, and tying us up with railway guarantees of over eighty millions, on which we are now
paying between two and three millions a year, the
Government has further impoverished the country by
giving away the collateral and assets a3 well, including millions of acres of arable lands, besides timber
limits, coal measures, and oyster beds. They have
done their worst to debase and terrorize the people
through their iniquitous patronage, system, which is
productive of waste and extravagance as well, and
meanwhile have neglected the main duty of gqyern-
ment���building up the country on a sound productive,
industrial basis.
The Government press, with the Province leading,
has been enlarging, the last few days, on the big soldiers' vote said to be coming in everwhere���at Vernon,
in the Old Country, all along the line. We are informed that it is over three thousand at Vernon and
Will amount to between twenty and thirty thousand
altogether, and moreover that it is about seventy per.
cent, for the Governrneqt, and wjll be the determining
and controlling factor in the elections, It is qbviously
impossible to know any or all of these things at this
stage, even if the taking and handling of the vote
were done more crookedly and dishonestly than the
darkest imagination could suggess. All this big talk,
therefore, at this time, is, of course, just impudent
bluff to try to influence and intimidate the regular
Provincial electorate. Ill
New Westminster, B.C.. Sept. 13, 1916
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men the vote.
Polling to-morrow, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Old Court House, Carnarvon street.
Prohibition to-morrow till polls close.
Make it unanimous and permanent.
As under the new Elections Act every
voter must sign his name, polling will
take a little longer.    Vote early.
Uphill, Conservative, is reported to
have found the Fernie climb too steep
and to have retired from the contest.
A prohibition parade was held through
the principal streets of the city this afternoon, led by a large number of children.
Election Day is by law a public holiday, and every employee is entitled to
at least four hours between 8 a. m. and
7 p. in.
Don't miss the final great rally for
good government at the Opera House,
to-night. Speeches by Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper and David Whiteside.
Mr. Bowser's reply to the question
why he didn't withdraw the warrant
against Scott, was that he couldn't.
That's doubtless why he had it issued.
When you buy merchandise for your
home, you patronize the merchant who
reduces cost and gives careful service.
Buy your insurance on the same principle and place it in one of the best
companies available at a reduced rate.
Alfred W. McLeod, the Insurance Man.
After announcing a second big meeting
in the Opera House for last (Tuesday)
night, the Bowser party called it off.
They knew it would be worse than the
last. They had fired their one big gun,
and had nothing but pop-guns for the
come-back.    Wise guys !
In response to the earnest solicitation
of J. E. Thompson, the Liberal candidate for Grand Forks, Mr. David Whiteside took a run up to his old hometown,
and was the principal speaker at a meeting at Grand Forks, Monday night, in
the interest of the Liberal candidate.
The central span of the huge cantilever
Quehec bridge over the St. Lawrence,
while being raised into position from
pontoons, on Monday, collapsed and fell
into the river, where the depth is 200 ft.
Eleven workmen on the structure lost
their lives. The cause of the accident
is being investigated. It will cost about
$1,000,000 to replace the span.
As per schedule, the Bowser bunch
held a meeting at (Queensboro, Monday-
night. That is, they held down the
meeting place, but nobody came. About
8:30 they came back over the bridge to
town, met two or three, and returned,
mustering six in all, opened up and
heard Tom Gifford and an imported fire-
eater for a few minutes, and went home.
For full report of triumphant success,
see Columbian.
At the Bowser party meeting at Sapperton, Thursday night last, which was
very far from being the triumph pictured
by the Columbian, Thos. Gifford, cornered by Fred, Ogle, made at least two
interesting public confessions. Notwithstanding that he said he was in favor of
woman suffrage, he confessed he had
voted against the Place Woman Suffrage
Bill in the Legislature, and, when pressed, candidly blurted out that he had
done so because the Bowser caucus
so ordered.
Arrangements are being made
holding "junk day" in this city on
urd��y, Sept. 23, under the auspices of
the Voluntary Aid of the St. John's Ambulance Association. Householders are
requested to lay aside household junk
for collection on this day. The junk���
which includes even old papers, magazines, "busted" tires, etc.���will be sold
and the proceeds used for patriotic purposes. A committee will confer with
the civic authorities regarding dividing
the city into districts for collections.
There's no man in this election who is
more entitled to receive \ho hearty endorsement o,f the electors than John
Oliver. He has been nobly fighting the
battle of tffe people for years, greatly to
his ��wn inconvenience aud loss, and besides is one of the best qualified public
men (n the Province to take a leading
hand in the great reconstruction work
that the new Liberal Government will
undertake after the elections. Dewdney
will honor itself by honoring Mr. Oliver,
and he will honor Dewdney as one of
the strong men iu the new Government.
No man is doing a better or more patriotic work in and for his adopted Province, in assisting to get rid of Bowserism
and the Bowser Government, than Sir
Charles Hibbert Tupper. Do not fail to
hear his great speech in the Opera
House, to-night.
morrow. Place���The Old Court House,
entrance on Carnarvon street. The
man���David Whiteside. Liberal candidate.
.,���,i    r; ���   n,��� . ���       Another good independent,  Robt. Mc-  X
and   give   the wo-   T, ���,       . ���?_. . \        ..,', , X
" Brule, of Richmond, has withdrawn from   ��
the contest, the better to insure the   de-   **
feat of Bowserism���leaving it a  straight
fight   between   McGeer,   Liberal,    and
Baird,   Conservative.
They are Sorry He Spoke.
Gosden, perjuror, etc., and Bowser
Government man-of-all-work, told a
Vancouver audience, in the Labor Temple, Monday night, that he voted 1400
"pluggers" in the election. He'd doubtless confess to murder if Bowser paid
him enough and granted liim immunity.
By way of variety, just to show what he
could say Gosden "electrified" the audience, as the Province has it, by dec]ar.
ing that Mr. Brewster had offered him
jSl.UOOto. jump his bail! Gosden evidently missed his calling; he should
have been political reporter on the Columbian.
It would have paid the Bowser party
to have paid Gosden to have kept off the
platform. The people see now on what
sort of foundation the Bowser "plugging" conspiracy rests. "Poor fellow,"
remarked Mr. Brewster, when told of
Gosden's big talk in the Labor Temple.
"Gosden is a man who lives by his wits,
and, as a matter of fact, is probably insane. ''
Bowser Shows White Feather,
Mission City was a hot place last night,
Brewster, Macdonald, and Oliver had a
grand final rally, advertised in the Victor Theatre, and Bowser and his bunch
held down another hall. When Mr.
Oliver found out, over a week ago, that
the Premier was to be in Mission City
the same night, he promptly issued and
published a challenge to the Government side to make it a joint meeting, but
Bowser funked and declined to accept.
Continued from Page Four
The Liberals were confident, however,
of winning a splendid victory on the
14th, and thev had every reason for that
confidence. Mr. Brewster and himself
had just returned from a thorough tour
of the country, and thev found the people everywhere with them in the fight
they were making for better government. Throughout the Province the
Liberal candidates represented the best
type of citizenship. Mr. Whiteside, the
Liberal candidate for this city, was of
that type, which the electors would not
fail to appreciate by returning him on
the 14th.    (Applause.)
This Government, which had been   in
power   for   thirteen   vears, had   utterly-
failed to live up to its opportunities.    It
had not developed the  Province   industrially.    The Conservative party had   a
good platform in 1902, but this   Government, which pretended to be a   Conservative Government, had not carried   out
that platform, indeed it had gone   contrary to it.    The platform  had  declared  '���
for Government ownership of  railways.   .
The Government  had   substituted   railway  ownership   of   Government.    (Ap-  ,
plause.)    There used to be  a  great cry  ���
by the Government of "A White B. C."   [
���a cry as empty as   the   treasury   now  .
was.    They used it for awhile to try and   '
embarrass tlie  Liberal  Government   at  [
Ottawa, and, when the Conservatives got
in, we heard nothing more about it.'
After a reference to Premier Bowser's
famous oyster beds, purchased by him at
50 cents an acre, instead of $1, the regular price, Mr. Macdonald touched on the
Government's "railway policy," and the
solemn promises by Sir Richard McBride
and Mr. Bowser that the C. N. R. and
P. G. E. guarantees would never cost
the people of the Province a cent. Now
we were paying between two and three
millions a year on those guarantees, and
the danger was not ended. Acts passed
by'the Legislature, hedged about with
restrictions for the protection of the people, were openly violated by the Government. "We charge this Government
with a criminal breach of trust, and,
when Mr. Brewster hailed the law-breakers before the courts, he is charged with
tying up the Province. Not at all, he is
tying up Mr. Bowser���and it is higli
time he was tied up."    (Applause.)
The Liberal leaders, continued Mr.
Macdonald, were asking the people all
over the Province to cast their votes irrespective of party. "The Government
are simply trustees for the people, and
as Sir Hibbert Tupper says, will be adjudged false trusteees. Mr. Brewster,
the leader of the Liberal party, will do
what he savs. He will institute the reforms he promises. We are appealing
to your good judgment as Provincial
ratepayers and as interested in the industrial development of the Province,
and we have every confidence that the
vast majority of the ballots on election
day will be cast in favor of the Liberal
candidates, including your candidate,
Mr. Whiteside." (Enthusiastic applause. )
Liberal Leader Speaks.
When the chairman introduced Mr.
Brewster, the Liberal leader, who appeared for the first time before a New
Westminster audience, he received a
welcome wliich for heartiness and enthusiasm could not have been exceeded.
After a sincere expression of his pleasure
at speaking for the first time in New
Westminster to such a magnificent audience, Mr. Brewster said he had just
completed a tour of the Province, during
which he had travelled between four and
five thousand miles and spoken at over
one hundred meetings. And everywhere, as here, he found that the women were taking a great interest in the
discussion of public questions. After
two years of this terrible war, during
whicli the women of the Empire, including this Province, had nobly stepped
into the breach to do everything' they
could in support of the men at the front
and to fill the places which they left
vacant, Mr. Brewster continued, he
he did not believe you could find a man
in British Columbia who would say that
the women were not entitled to the
"Here's one who will say so!" came
a voice from the audience, in the inimitable drawl of Billy Handcoek, which
upset the gravity of the house for a
"We have great questions," continued
Mr. Brewster, "that must be seriously
and soberly considered, end which will
be with us after the election. When you
have your ballot in your hand, and are
about to mark and deposit it, you will
realize that these great issues are the
one which count.'' Mr. Bowser apparently could not risp to a discussion of
these great and serious issues, as Sir
Richard McBride, the former Premier,
whom he (Mr. Brewster) had had the
privilege of opposing, had been tbl'e to
do. Mr. Bowser, he understood, had
addressed a meeting here the other
night. What did he say about the Provincial finanees?
A voice���nothing!
Of course not, said Mr. Brewster,
was too busy discussing   petty   side
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Ripe   Tomatoes
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We can satisfy your Coffee
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Java berries blended'just riaht
per lb 40c
Malkin's Best, Nabob, Empress, Braid's Best Chase
and Sanbotn, per tin 45 & 50
Naptha Soap dissolves dirt.
Per cake  5c
Horrockses Sheetings - 35c to 75c
Pillow Cottons 25c to
- 35c
Longcloths 17 l-2c to
-      -      -      -     30c
Flannelettes 20c to 35c
Canton  Flannels   15c ii
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indebtedness of between nine and ten
million dollars. In 1912 they claimed a
surplus of about nine million and a sinking fund sufficient to wipe out all the
debt; and yet, in 1913, all that had gone
and they had borrowed one and a half
millions on treasury certificates, and immediately afterwards borrowed ten millions more, getting about $91 for every
$100 of bonds. The "late" Hon. Price
Ellison, then Finance Minister, in introducing this $10,000,000 loan bill, four
days after the Vancouver Province had
printed a great speech prepared for him
by the press gallery whicli was accidentally delayed in delivery and never was delivered at all, said he was proud to introduce this first big loan bill of the
Government, and predicted, with a
flourish, that it would prove to be the
first link in a chain of big loans!
(Laughter.) Me (Mr. Brewster) would
never forget the look of consternation
and disgust that passed over Sir Richard
Mcllride's expressive countenance. But
Price Ellison's proud prediction was
more than justified, with the result that
British Columbia now had a bonded indebtedness of over $30,000,000, in addition to $80,000,000 of railway guarantees
and other liabilities.
After quoting comparative figures of
population and liabilities of tlie other
Provinces, which told greatly to the disadvantage of Britisli Columbia, Mr. Brewster examined at some length into the
economy, or otherwise, and productivity
of expenditures. In the last four years,
$16,4000,000, he said, had been expended on roads, bridges, and trails, for
which we had got nothing like value,
citing an instance where $21,000 a mile
had been expended on an ordinary
wagon road, Up Couutry, and another
where four or five roads had been built
where one wonld have done. The vicious patronage system ran all through
the Government work. Strathcona Park,
wliich you had to get a permit from a
timber owning concern before you could
visit, had absorbed $300,00(1 (the American engineer pulling down $15,000 a
year, as compared with $10,000 for the
engineer of the Panama Canal); a lot of
expensive Royal Commissions accounted
for about $300,000 more; then there was
the scandalous over expenditure through
patronage on what might be called the
lean-to of the Parliament buildings',
wliich had cost $1,220,000, as compared
with $749,000 for the original buildings.
Mr. Bowser's "carpets and brooms"
was a comparatively small item, $2,600
He odd rental had been paid for a carpet for
is.  the Duke of Couuaught's.  reception   at
Valuator    Money to Loan    Farms
for Sale
Notary Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,    NEW WESTMINSTER
New    Wellington,
Lump, Nut, pea
and SlacK
at prices  that  are   RIGHT
Quality, Quantity and Service  is  our
Phones:   150-732
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827 Carnarvon Street
Foot Sixth St.
Phone 105
sues. But the Provincial finances was a
rather important subject. In 1903, when
the McBride-Bowser Government came
into power, the Produce h,ad a, bowled
Victoria,    Enough brooms had been sent
up t,o Colony Farm to   sweep  the  Province,    (daughter.)
Mr. Brewster then touched on  the   P.
G. E. matter, which he described as the
last great railway steel iu the Dominion
ot Canada; referred to the alienation of
some six million acres of the arable accessible lands of the Province; told of
the grievous conditions in the North
country caused by the high prices extorted by speculators for those lands, the
scattered remote settlements, aud the
base, debasing and most costly patronage
system that was the curse of the country
from one end to the other. To remedy
this state of things, the Liberals would
first make it unprofitable to hold land
out of use, and would then devise a common sense settlement policy, together
with an honest Agricultural Credits Act,
honestly administered.    (Applause.)
Mr. Brewster concluded with a splendidly clear and convincing refutation of
the "plugging" charges by Premier
Bowser and his followers against Mr.
Macdonald, whicli confirmed the impression in the public mind that the really
guilty parties were Mr. Bowser and his
co-conspirators. Owing to the exigencies of space, we are unable to report
this portion of Mr. Brewster's speech,
which would take a column or two. Mr.
Brewster's concluding sentence, which
was enthusiastically applauded, was: "If
you return the Liberals to power, we
will put the men really responsible for
this thing behind the bars.''
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Liberal Meeting in Opera House Saturday Night a Record One���Speeches
by Whiteside, Brewster, Macdonald,
and Others.
The meeting Saturday night in the
Opera House was a splendid climax to
the liberal campaign in this city. It
was more. It waa a great spontaneous
popular demonstration and earnest of
victory by the citizens of New Westminster and many representative people of
the Fraser Valley on behalf of the Liberal
cause, in honor of the Liberal leader, Mr.
Brewster, and his lieutenants who were
present, M. A. Macdonald, David Whiteside, and J. W. Weart. When the meeting opened, at a quarter past eight, every
seat in pit, balcony, gallery, and boxes,
as well as on the platform, was occupied,
every available inch of standing room
from flour to ceiling packed, with an
eager, expectant, enthusiastic throng of
men and women. The atmosphere was
electric, "the swing of victory," as Mr.
Macdonald said, in his brief but inspiring
battle cry, before leaving by motor t<>
address a meeting at Ladner, was in the
air. The Mackness orchestra admirably
interpreted and expressed Cue spirit of
the audience. The contrast to the meeting addressed by Premier Bowser, three
nights before, in Ihe same place, was
startling���and unmistakably significant.
One Lone Kicker.
Mr. L. B. Lusby, manager of Mr.
Whiteside's election campaign, made a
model chairman. He was brief, pithy,
pointed, and pungent in his necessary
remarks and introductions, and kept
things moving. From start to finish,
there was not a hitch, or au interruption
���except from Billy Handcock, who was
the sole audible representative of UK-
Bowser's party's dissent and dissatisfaction with the proceedings, and doubtless
expressed his leader's real sentiment toward woman suffrage when he "brought
down the house" with his inimitable
solo: "Here's one who don't bciieve in
giving women the vote !"
Strong Points by Weart.
Mr. J. W, Weart, Liberal candidate
for the South Vancouver-Burnaby riding,
officially known as South Vancouver,
was the first speaker introduced. It gave
him great pleasure to speak a word for
Mr. Whiteside, whose ability, earnest,
ness, and integrity well qualified him to
act as a representative of the people.
He asked the electors of New Westminster not only to elect Mr. Whiteside, but
to elect him by a large majority, because
of the uncertain factor of the votes which
were being taken by the Government,
and at the mercy of the Government and
its agents, ' 'all over the face of the
earth." He believed he could speak
confidently for his riding and that of
Richmond, also contiguous to this city,
that both would elect Liberal representatives.    (Applause.)
As he was filling the role of curtain
raiser at this meeting, Mr. Weart said,
he would refer briefly to a matter about
which we heard a good deal of Government bragging, the Agricultural Credits
Act, which had been taken from the
Liberal platform and the principle of
which was introduced in the House,
seven years ago, by the present Chief
Justice of the Appellate Court, Mr. J. A.
Macdonald, then Liberal leader. The
McBride-Bowser Government, wliich had
been in power for thirteen years, ought
to have introduced that act and pnt it
into effect long ago, when money could
have been got at half the present rates.
Now, on the eve of an election, when
they had brought this measure dowu,
and money was between 6 and 7 per
cent., they were not administering it
honestly, but for political effect. One
glaring instance of this sort was in the
case of a man, not a farmer, who had re-
eeiyed a loan of $9,000���more than his
^ property was worth���and that man was
working iu this campaign for the Bowser
Woman Suffrage Champion.
Mrs. J. O. Perry, Vancouver, was then
introduced, and spoke briefly, but eloquently and wittily, for woman suffrage,
convulsing the audience more than once
with her sallies and withal making a
moving and effective appeal in favor of
giving women the vote. She admitted
that women desired the franchise in order that they might overturn things, and
the audience evidently agreed with her
when she said thev needed overturning.
This was the great child saving age, said
Mr,s. Perry, and that was peculiarly woman's work, and they needed the franchise to enable them to do it effectively
and completely, as she had found ont in
her five years of social service work in
Vancouver. Other periods had had their
great movements -tlie abolition of slavery was one, but that was comparatively
localized. The woman suffrage, movement of the present time was universe',
world wide, which proved that it was
the Divine plan of the ages, and conld
no more be Stopped or turned back than
could the tides of the ocean.
lu conclusion, Mrs. Perry held up a
map showing the whole of the western
third of the North American continent,
from California to Alaska inclusive, and
including the Canadian Provinces of
Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta, in
white (having given woman suffrage),
except Britisli Columbia anil we prided
ourselves on being "British !" "There
is only this dirty little black spot ol II.
C," exclaimed the speaker. "Will you
not remove the reproach and whitewash
that, too, ou September 14th?" (Luugh-
ter and enthusiastic applause, )
The chairman then introduced Mi-
David Whiteside, the Liberal candidate
for New Westminster, and orchestra, ;m-
dience and platform siniiltaneouslv struck
up: "Por he's a jolly good fellow,"
followed By three-tinies-thrce "and a
Masterly Speech by Whiteside.
When the hearty cheering bid subsided, and Mr. Whiteside could make himself heard, he modestly observed that he
had not often been accused of being a
"jolly good fellow" (laughter), but the
demonstration was doubtless a tribute to
the position  of   Liberal candidate which
he filled, and more still a tribute to our
leader, Mr. Brewster, who, with courage
and persistence had fought a splendid
fight, which we had every reason for
saying would result on September 14lh
in a complete vindication of his work for
years on behalf of the Province. (Applause.) Mr. Bowser had told us al his
meeting here, the other night, that if his
Government was defeated the whole machinery of the Province would Stop. This
splendid welcome to the Liberal leader
was an answer to that. (Renewed ap-
- Reviewing generally the policy and
record of the Government, and in the
light of its results, Mr. Whiteside said
the Government had no right to claim
credit for its long period af administration, but quite the .reverse. Under'jiro-
per conditions of government, every deserving man, woman, and child should
find a place in our economical development. The actual situation, as every
one knew, was very different. A standing condemnation of the Government
was the position with regard to our fisheries. The annual harvest of the sea was
virtually in the hands of the Japs and
Chinese. We used to hear a great deal
from Sir Richard McBride and Mr. Bowser about a "white Brtish Columbia."
There had not been a single intelligent
step by the Government in that direction. When they could not make any
more political use of the cry, they had
dropped it, with the excuse that il would
embroil Great Britain with Japan. The
Liberal party will lind a solution of that
problem which will not offend the susceptibilities of China or Japan nor embroil Great Britain with either. (Applause. )
Premier Bowser had said, the other
night, that Mr. Brewster's policy was
one of "carpets and brooms." That is
about all we could expect of Mr. Bowser.
But Mr. Bowser overlooked somethings.
He might well have told us something
about Dominion Trust matters. His
supporters say he had uo responsibility
for the failure of the Dominion Trust
and its deplorable consequences. In 1911,
Mr. Bowser brought in au act for the
regulation of trust companies, which provided all the machinery, in his own
hands as Attorney-General, for protecting the people doing businrss with these
companies. He also appointed, at a
good salary, an inspector of trust companies, who did inspect that particular
trust company, but his report was not
heeded and the public never heard anything of the report. Responsibility for
that miserable fiasco, with all its terrible
consequences, lies at the door of the
Bowser Government, and he must answer to the people for  it.    (Applause.)
Control of the capitalization of companies was then touched on by Mr.
Whiteside, who dwelt particularly in this
connection on the notorious exploitation
by MacKenzie & Mann of the Vancouver
Island collieries, which they bought at
$11,000,000, capitalized at $35,000,000,
floating the stock in the Old Countrv, set
aside only $3,000,000 for .working capital, and pocketed a rake-off of   $21,000,-
000 on the transaction. It was impossible to make dividends on such an inflated capitalization, with the inevitable result that the consumer was compelled to pay high prices for coal and
the safety and interests of the workers in
the mines were sacrificed. The deplorable coal miners' strikes of a few years
ago, ou'the Island, were a direct outcome. "Is it any wonder," asked Mr.
Whiteside, "there is trouble between labor and eapital, when such outrageous
frauds are committed, ind our Government,-to say nothing worse, sits looking
stupidly on ? If ^-ou want Uiese things
set right, all you have to do is to elect
sufficient Supporters of Mr. Brewster."
(Tremendous applause.)
Continuing, Mr. Whiteside referred to
the barefaced Port Mann railway terminus fraud, perpetrated by the same concern, one of the particular proteges of
this Government, which had resulted in
loss and ruin to hundreds. He also
touched ou the abolish the patronage
plank of the Libera! platform, wliich he
assured his hearers would be carried out,
if the Liberals were returned to power,
notwithstanding that Mr. Bowser says it
can't be done���that Borden couldn't do
it, Laurier couldn't do it, and so forth.
The institution of an Auditorv-General at
Victoria independent of the Government
was another reform that the Liberals
would inaugurate, said Mr. Whiteside,
who cited instances where the present
Auditor, Mr. Allison, who had tried to
do his duty in checking illegal and extravagant expenditures, was promptly
overruled and overriden by the Treasury
Board -aa inner circle of the Government -making the position of Auditor-
General a farce.
Workmen's Compensation, another
plank in the Liberal platform, was being
used as an argument, said Mr. White-
Bide, why the Bowser Government
should be returned to power. II had
been in the Liberal platform for seven
years, and had only been adopted by this
Government on the eve of the present
general election. Proportional representation was another splendid pi,ink in
the Liberal platfornj, which would do
away with the present unfair and anomalous situation, making possible such a
scandal as recent Legislatures in this
Province, where tens of thousands of
Liberal and other voters   were   deprived
of any representation in the House, and
it was possible for a party having a minority of the popular vote to control the
Legislature. Under proportional representation, which Mr. Whiteside lucidly
sketched iu outline, every political element in the country���Conservative, Liberal, Socialist, Labor would have its
full representation in the House proportioned to the number ol its adherents iu
the electorate. Mr. Brewster was the
lirst man who had had the courage and
good sense to put that measure forward.
1 Prolonged applause.)
Macdonald Gets Ovation.
M. A. Macdonald, the man who made
the first great breach in the Bowser machine, and who has been Specially hounded for that exploit, got a veritable ovation . wrfien introduced bv Chairman
Lusby. Mr. Macdonald, who had come
in late, haying spoken in Vancouver and
having an auto waiting to  take   hin    to
Ladner to speak again, lost no time in
getting into action, and his address,
while necessarily brief, was a most vigorous aud inspiring one. After referring
to the magnificent audience as another
evidence that "the swing of victory is in
the air," and that this Government,
whicli had been masquerading as a Conservative Government without practicing
any of the virtues of that party, would
go down and out on the 14th of September. For the short time that remained
of the campaign, every extraneous issue
would doubtless be more than ever advanced and every effort continued by
the Government to make the people forget the vital issues.
Concluded ou Page Thaee
On Wash Day. Not only labor savers, hut doing away
with hard rubbing, thev arc
clothes savers, too.
White Bear Soap Flakes; two
packages for 25c
Mack's No Rub,  pkg.... . . 5c
Pearline, Ove 10c pkgs 25c
Lux: just the thing for flannels, etc.;   per pkg 10c
Liquid Ammonia softens the
water   and  makes   the   work
easier;   two bottles  25c
Handy Ammonia Powder, 2
pkgs.  for 25c
Bulk Laundry Starch, 2 lbs.
for  25c
White Swan Naptha Soap;   5
cakes for 25c
Parowax   for    washing   and
ironing; per pkg 15c
Liquid Blue, bottle  15c
Royal Crown Cleanser, pkg.
for  5c
Lye, a powerful disinfectant,
per tin ]'oc
Fairbank's Scouring Soap,
per cake 5c
Ghivers Cdrpet Soap, cakc--25
Bathbrick Powder,  tin 5c
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
308 Sixth St. Plioue 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2nd St. Phone 598
Edmonds, Gray Block Phone 1111L
Sapperton, Guhr Block Phone 1012
i/fillinery ^Display
SEPT. 14
TO the ladies of New Westminster and vicinity,
we announce this opening display of Fall Millinery. The showing contains everything in in head-
wear. PATTERN HATS-vStylish models from
our own work room; Ready to Wear Novelties;
Shapes; Trimmings, aud Veilings.
W. S. Collister & Co,
The Store  for Women's Wear
P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron   Works
JOHN   REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering  and
Manufacturers of   Structural and Ornament al Ironwork
Office and  Works:
��   New Westminster, B. C.
James & McClughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B. C.
Front and Sixth Sts.    Phone 302
Welding and Brazing
Auto and Motor Boat Supplies and Fittings
First Class Machine Work
New Westminster
Phone 275       724 Front St
'Don 7 Vfiss the
 Sept, 13 a���
Sir Charles Hibbert Tupper,       David Whsteside
and others will address the meeting
Boxes and front seats reserved for ladies andi escorts


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