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THE   PACIFIC
Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, Dec. 8,  1916.
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Number 40
"HONEST JOHN" HONORED.
Mission City surpassed itself, Thursday evening
last, Nov. 30, in the reception and banquet tendered
Hon. (which stands for either "Honest" or Honorable) John Oliver, Minister of Agriculture and Railway. The felicitous affair was held in the Matsqui
Hotel, MacDonald & Watson proprietors, whose commodious dining room was none too large- in fact, was
not quite large enough���- to accommodate the many
representative men of Mission and vicinity and from
all parts of the Dewdney riding, as well as visitors
from New Westminster, Vancouver, Chilliwack, Yale,
etc., who had assembled to do honor to that doughty
champion of good government for more than a quarter
,of a century and grissled veteran of a hundred well
fought political fights in the Legislative forum and on
the public platform all over British Columbia���Hon.
John Oliver, known far and near familiarly and affectionately by the appropriate sobriquet' of "Honest
John."
. Besides the distinguished guest of the evening,
there were present David Whiteside, M.P.P. for this
city; J. W. Weart, M.P.P. for South Vancouver-Bur-
naby; F. D. Barrow. M.P.P., for Chilliwack; Mayor
Joseph Walters, of Merritt, M.P.P. for Yale; Mayor
Mackenzie, of Port Coquitlam; that well known veteran Liberal champion and publicist. Mr. Maxwell
Smith, president of the District Liberal Association,
formerly of Vancouver, now of Deroche, who appropriately was chairman: Messrs. Hector Ferguson,
Thos. Patterson and J. B. Martyn, representaive Liberals from Haney; ex-Alderman Galer, from Coquitlam; Mr. C. J. Clarihue, Deroche; Mr. John Ball and
Mr. H. F. Page, of Matsqui; Mr. Geo. Kennedy, of
the Pacific Canadian, New Westminster; Mr. Garfield
A. King, of the Vancouver legal fraternity; Mr. F. W.
Hughes, president of the Mission City Liberal Association, and Mr. Chas. Croke, secretary-treasurer; Revs.
J. Wetherdon and Father Rohr; Mr. G. A. Watson,
who acted as toastmaster; Sergeant Atherton, a returned veteran of the South African and the present
great war, with Pte. Legace, also a returned and
wounded but happy soldier; Sergt. Whittaker and an
associate, of the 225th, recruiting in the district; Mr.
J. B. Cade, a well known veteran Conservative of
Mission, who patriotically sacrificed party for country
in the late election; Mr. W. R. Bryant of the Bellevue
Hotel; Messrs. Lampard, Chas. Portsmouth, A. Parr,
John Doyle, and many others.
It was nearly eleven o'clock when, the good things
of the festive board having been done iustice to, Mr.
Maxwell Smith, chairman, rose, rapped for order, and
read an alleged telegram of regret, which stated that,
owing to sudden climatic political changes, the sender
had caught a severe cold and could not be present.
When the signature, W. J. Bowser, was read out by
.the chairman, with a sly twinkle, the "house came
down." Genuine expressions of regret were then read
from Premier Brewster and Hon. M. A. Macdonald at
being unable to be present, and the chairman called
upon Toastmaster Watson to propose the first toast,
"The King," which was heartily received with musical honors.
Immediately    following    the    toast    of    "The
King"  on   the list   was  the   toast    of   "The   Absent   Ones,"    with     special    reference    to    those
overseas   fighting   the    battles   of   the    Empire
and   chose   who  had   made   the    supreme   sacrifice
while so doing some twelve or thirteen  young men
from Mission City, including the son of F. W. Hughes,
president of  the Mission   City Liberal   Association,
lately reported, have thus laid down  their   lives, and
thirty or more have figured besides  in   the   casualty
lists.   The toast was fittingly drunk in silence.   Rev.
J. Wetherdon, the proposer, spoke feelingly of Mission's sons who had paid the supreme sacrifice.   We
had all come to realize, he said, that they had paid for
us the price for the security of our homes.    He   was
proud to belong to a community that  had   given   so
many to the sacred cause of home and freedom and to
preserve the traditions and glories of the British Empire.    We did well to commemorate their services and
to remember the loss and suffering which their families had sustained.   Rev! Father Rohr, in responding,
said he was proud to address a few words on the absent ones.   No toast was more appropriate to follow
"The King."   He came from Alscace-Lorraine, where
the people were not allowed to  commemorate   those
who had fellen in defence of their homeland of France
in 1870-71.    The German was yet in possession of th��
sacred soil.    He was proud to 'be here, where   those
who had fallen for their country were not forgotten,
where their memory was honored.   Referring   to the
Continued on Page Four
SENSELESS  OBSTRUCTION.
Nine bv-elections will have to be held shortly in
the Province, as soon as the voters' lists and other preliminaries can be arranged by the new Government,
eight of these being necessitated to meet the formal
requirement of Ministers going back to their constituents to obtain approval of their acceptance of offices
of emolument under the Crown. The ninth by-election, which will probably be held at the same time,
will be required to fill the vacancy caused by Premier
Brewster's resignation of his Alberni seat, having
elected to sit for Victoria, for which he was also
elected.
There might be some little excuse for a local independent contesting the vacant seat in Alberni, or even
for the Conservative Opposition putting up a man
there, as the Liberal candidate will necessarily be a
different man from the one who ran in the general
election, and there might conceivably be local reasons
why the Liberal candidate, whoever he may be, might
be opposed. But to put up candidates against any of
the.Ministers in the constituencies where they have so
lately been unmistakably returned, and with the new
Government overwhelmingly supported atthe same time
throughout the Province, would be nothing more nor
less that a piece of senseless obstruction���a gratuitous
and wanton waste of time and money, public and private, after so much of both have been already squandered by the dilatory and reluctant letting go of
power by the late Bowser Government. Nevertheless,
so infatuated with political foolishness and futility
have some of the remnants of the late dominant party
become, that we actually hear talk of opposing the return of some of the Ministers, particularly of Mr.
Oliver, Minister of Agriculture and Railways, in Dewdney. It remains to be seen whether such inane counsels will prevail.
We take it for granted that the talk, in Conservative papers chiefly, abouban alleged discontented Liberal faction in Vancouver opposing the return of Mr.
Macdonald, Attorney-General, and another faction
opposing the return of Mr. Smith, Finance Minister,
are all mischievous moonshine. It is hardly conceivable that any Liberal would face the odium which such
petty and contemptible tactics would deservedly bring
on Vancouver Liberals from the Province at large,
which has confidence in the Government as constituted
and is only anxious to see it given an opportunity to
get down to business with as little further delay as
possible.
GREEK MEETS GREEK.
By the weakness, duplicity and vacillation of King
Constantine, brother-in-law of the Kaiser, Greece has
been reduced to a most pitiable, undignified and contemptible position. Venizelos (the many times approved popular leader of the country, and as often rejected by the King, who has made a farce of the constitution) has for some weeks been recognized head of
a provisional government of Greece, and in that capacity has, in the name of the country, declared war upon
Bulgaria and Germany, with whom the Royalist rump
of a Government continues to maintain more than
friendly relation! Detached armed encounters, in the
nature of skirmishes, have already taken place be-
tweeen the Venezlist and Royalist forces.
The Entente Allies, strongly established at Saloniki,
completely command the Greek situation, and, while
they have so far refrained from using force, the forces
of diplomacy with the puny creature of the Kaiser
being about exhausted, they lately issued, through
Admiral du Fournet, what was,virtually an ultimatum
to King Constantine, demanding the surrender of arms
and munitions of war to the Allies before December 1.
For the purpose of enforcing this demand, Athens was
occupied by a landing party of the Allies on Dec. 1st
and 2nd, wliich led to armed clashes in the streets of
Athens between Allied and Venezlist forces on the one
side and Royalists troops on the other. King Constantine and his pro-German faction at first stubbornly
refused to accede to the Allied demands, even in face
of the ultimatum, thereby precipating a very serious
situation; but when the landing party of Allied marines proceeded to occupy Athens, and the intermittent
fighting began, Constantine climbed down and agreed
to do some yielding, finally compromising on the surrender of six batteries of mounted artillery, instead of
ten, as at first demanded. As the little king and his
court coterie could not be trusted any farther than one
might throw them, it would seem that their ' elimination" from the impossible Greek situation is only a
question of time.
Meanwhile, as illustrating the Pharaoh-like disposition and determination of Constantine to harden his
heart and play fast and loose with the Allies till, he
meets his Red Sea, this sham potentate, who has disgraced and degraded his country by making it at once
HERE AND THERE   '
' The Montreal Presbytery by resolution, recently,
urged the Government "to make a proper enlistment
of all the men of military age in Canada, and, if the
requisite number to make up the 500,000 promised be
not forthcoming within a reasonable time, to enforce
a form of conscription, especially of unmarried men of
military age." The Presbytery urged, however, that
immature boys under 18 be kept from the trenches.
If two, three, or four Aldermen, as is possible, are
going to run for Mayor next month (rumor has it that
His Worship Mayor Gray may also be a candidate
again���if the office seeks the man), and two more of
the present Aldermen, as they have announced���Aid.
Goulet and Dodd do not intend to stand for re-election again, Aldermanic timber, seasoned timber at any
rate, will be at a premium for next year's Council.
New blood is all right, but the ratepayers should get
together and try to insure that there shall be a saving-
admixture, at least, of the old, from this year's very
excellent Council as a whole.
The Postoffice authorities again find it necessary to
draw the attention of the public to the necessary regulations governing the sending and dispatching of
parcels to soldiers at the front. It is pointed out that
the customs declaration form on which the contents
and value of the parcels must be ascribed will have to
be attached to the outside of the parcel in such a manner that it will retain its position and can be easily
detected and read. The customs declaration form is
the usual document given to the sender of parcels on ,
their presentation at the postoffice and on which the
weight, value, date of posting, signature and address '
of sender, must lie clearlv stated. Unless these rules
are complied with the parcel will necessarily find its
way to the dead letter office.
While the Ottawa Government are gingerly investigating the causes of the increased cost of living, they
might have their Royal Commission ascertain how
much is due to the gradual and insiduous boosting of
the tariff since the Conservatives came in. "It was a
twenty-five per cent, tariff when the Liberals went out
of office in 1911," remarks an Eastern writer. "It is
a forty per cent, tariff now. War or no war, it would
have been a forty per cent, tariff, because the Borden
Government had to carry out its bargain with its masters, the food profiteers, to deliver the consumer to
their tender mercies. And well have they done it��� so
well that in another year, that is to say at the end of
the war, the food profiteers will have about all the
money there is in the country."
There has been a shuffle in the Russian Government
lately, resulting in the retirement of Premier Sturmer
and the appointment of Alexander Trepoff, Minister of
Railways in the late Administration, as Premier. The
new Premier, it is significant to note, has lost no time
in reiterating most unmistakably Russia's unalterable
determination, with the other Allies, to prosecute the
war to a conclusive and victorious end. "More than
once it has been declared from this place that there
never will be a premature or separate peace," the dispatch reports the new Premier as saying : "The whole
world must know once more that, whatever difficulties
and whatever temporary checks are encountered, Russia and her valient allies will mobilize to the last man
and will sacrifice all their patrimonv."
false to its own high traditions and to its sacred treaty
obligations to Serbia, and who has been partially at
least repudiated by the people over whom he still assumes to reign, has, according to the despatches of this
week, been "telling his troubles to a policeman" by
dispatching a note to Washington denouncing as a
"serious infringement of sovereign rights" the Allied
demand for surrender of Greek arms and ammunition
to the Anglo-French expedition at Saloniki, and pleading for the sympathetic understanding of the United
States in the "painful circumstances" surrounding the
Greek Government and people.
Which Government and people? it might be asked
���the Venezelist Government and people or the Constantine repudiated Government and Royalist remnant?
Constantine's complaint to President Wilson sets forth
atlength the efforts of Greece to maintain neutrality and
gives notice that the Greek Government "has rejected
and will continue to ieject this last demand." No
official explanation of the causes which led'the Royalist Government to i ecede from that decision was forthcoming, but from the strong language of the note
Washington officials inferred that extreme pressure
must have been exerted before the arms and ammunition were given up. Washington has troubles of its
own, and will hardly be able to convey much comfort
to tricky 'Tino. Page*
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
New Westainster. B.C., I ec. 8, 1916
THE  PACIFIC   CANADIAN
Published every Friday from the Offices, 761 Carnarvon Street,
New Westminster, B. C, by the Pacific Canadian Printing
& Publishing Co-, Ltd.
GKO. KENNEDY,
Editor and Manager
Subscription Prices;���$1.00 per annum [in advance];   50c.   for six
months; 25c. for three months; 10c. per month;  5c. per copy.
Advertising rates on   application
NEW  GOVERNMENT  AT WORK.
The Brewster Government, installed at James Bay
just about a week, lost  no time in getting clown to
work, which implies in this instance digging among a
lot of debris and wreckage left by the late Administration before being able to lay sound foundations for
the future conduct of Provincial affairs.   One of the
first acts of the new Government was a decision to
appoint a Judicial Commission to thoroughly investigate the alleged irregularities in connection with the
Bowser  by-elections of last spring.    Another no less
important Executive action was the determination to
begin  the new Provincial house-keeping with a complete house-cleaning   by  means  of a thorough and
searching audit and inventory of Provincial finances
and  assets, from 1909 to date, to be undertaken at
once by  Price, Waterhouse & Co., chartered accountants, and concluded before the opening of the Legislature, in February, it is expected.    The dates for the
Ministerial by-elections have also been fixed-nominations to be on Dec. 16 and polling, if any, on Dec. 21,
except in the case of Prince Rupert, where the dates
are Dec.  23 and Dec. 30 respectively.   The Alberni
by-election is not being brought on at the present time.
Through the efforts of Hon. Wm. Sloan, Minister of
Mines, early in  the week, a threatened labor trouble
at South Wellington coal mines was amicably settled.
Premier Brewster announced to a large deputation of
Victoria business men who waited upon him and the
"Minister of Mines, on Tuesday, that he will seek the
co-operation of the Federal Government to preserve
the Provincial minerals for war needs.
THE WAR'S RECOIL.
Those, foremost among whom were the late lamented Lord Kitchener, who forecasted at the outset
that the way to final peace-crowned victory in the
present terrible world conflict, now in its third year,
would be a long and arduous one, beset with unprecedented difficulties and many disappointments and setbacks, saw clearly and certainly did not exaggerate
one whit. In these dark December days, the truth of
their foreword has been signally brought home to us
again, in the serious, though for some time not unexpected, reverse that has befallen Roumanian arms,
during the past week, in the loss of Bucharest, the
capital, and the disquieting situation in Greece.
Viewed broadly, from the point of view of the
whole Allied sfrategy and cause, such untoward
events and developments as the complete temporary
crushing of Belgium, Serbia, and Montenegro, the
overawing of Greece, and this last calamitous blow
at the last of the smaller powers, may be merely incidents relatively, that can only delay, but not halt
the steady moving forward of that retributive justice
upon Germany which the Allied cause represents; but
they are illustrative and characteristic of Germany's
yet potent capacity for dealing terrible, swift blows
from her advantageous central position, at the point
of least resistance in the circumference. She came
very nearly dealing such a vital blow at Prance in the
first few weeks of the war, but was checked in the
nick of time by the French, with the assistance of
General French's "contemptible little army," and
rolled back to the prepared line of defences in northern France and Belgium, from which she has been
pushed back inch by inch since the combined Anglo-
FVench offensive that began in July last. Russia also
lost a lot of her enormous territory the first year of
the war, but for the greater part of the present year
has been recovering ground and pushing the invader
back, besides inflicting heavy loss.
To those not conversant with the exact geographical and strategical position and the transportation
and other tremendous problems devolving upon the
combined war strategy of the four groat powers constituting the Allied Entente Great Britain, France.
Russia and Italy ���it has been a vexed and exasperating question, Why can not the combined strength of
all the Allies, especially at this advanced stage of the
war, be so disposed and utilized as to protect the
smaller partners from suffering Ihe extreme ravages
of war, while the colossal otruggle is being determinedly and of late successfully waged to the ultimate
complete victory which is now in sight, notwithstanding the spasmodic and sporadic successes of German
aims here and there, now and then? It is largely to
the persistent asking of such questions as these, to
which in the nature of the case it is impossible to return adequately satisfactory answers, added to a generous popular feeling of grief and indignation that the
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smaller nations should have to pay such cruel forfeits
to the German war monster even in its dying throes,
that we owe, doubtless, the serious political crisis in
Great Britain to-day, which has resulted, within the
last few days, in the break-up of the staunch and tried
Asquith coalition Government, and the calling in of
Andrew Bonar Law, who failed, and finally of David
Lloyd George, who has undertaken the task of forming a new coalition war Government, with what success we shall see.
The crisis, while regrettable, is simply one of the
recoils of recent untoward war developments in the
Balkans, which it would be very hard to prove that
the Asquith Government was in any way responsible
for, and indicative of the renewed determination of
the British people to push the war even more vigorously than has been done in the past.
We make a specialty  of Cooked Meats.      Our
Properly Cooked Hams, Veal Loaf, Etc.,
are in great demand.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
Phone 219
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EDISON
Friday Saturday
Oliver liorosco
PRESENTS
George Beban
-IN-
"Pasquale"
Monday and Tuesday
Dec.   11*12
OWEN MOORE and MAR-
GURERITE COURIOT
-IN-
"The Kiss"
Wednesday and Thursday
Dec. 13-14
Triangle Fine Art Play Presents CHARGES
RAY with all star support in
The   Deserter
FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Dec. 15-16
Charlie Chaplin
���IN���
Behind the Screen
AT THE EDISON.
George Beban, the celebrated character man, will star in
five-act Morosco photodrama, entitled "Pasquale," a story of an
Italian grocery tnan's struggle for success. George Beban will be
remembered for his excellent work in "An Alien," which played
at this theatre some time ago. 'Picture play critics will enjoy
this picture, owing to its unusual merits, This photoplay will
appear at the Edison Theatre to-day and to-morrow.
CHARLES  RAY   AND   RITA   8TANWOOD   IN   TRIANGLE   FEATURE,
fc "THE  DESERTER,''
Roval Theatre
Friday and Saturday
EDMUND BREEZE in "WEAKNESS and STRENGTH"
frnmnDTCPH"
Monday and Tuesday
Under the Auspices of the 131st Aid
Mable Taliaferno in  ^_"Her Great Price"
A Six Reel Metro Feature \5��\
New Westminster, B.C.,  Dec. 8, 1916
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
Page I
LOCAL AND  GENERAL.
Qnring the month  of   November  the
Nefl* Westminster branch of the Canadian
�� Patriotic Fund contributed  $3,543.29  to
the fund.
The West Yale Review, a newspaper
published at Hope, 13. C, has suspended
publication. It was established in April,
1911, by Capt. P. F. Godenrath.
The Fraser Valley Fruit Growers will
hold their annual banquet in the Imperial Hall, Mission this (Friday) evening, Dec. 8.
Donations to the local Prisoners of
War Relief Fund last week totalled $58.-
50, whicli included funds raised by a
number of patriotic organizations in the
city.
The ladies of St. Andrew's Church will
give an afternoon tea in the lecture
room, Saturday (to-morrow), December
9; also sale ol home cooking, fancy and
useful articles.
Mr. Thomas W. Ogilvy, 908 Edin-
burg St., has been notified that his son,
Pte. Alfred William Ogilvy, bad died of
pneumonia in the military hospital at
ISramshott.
Private Harry Ayres, son-in-law of
Postmaster S. Mellard, of Chilliwack, is
reported as having been killed in action. He was a resident of Chilliwack
Vailey for eighteen years and leaves a
wife and daughter.
Mayor A. W. Gray will once more
offer himself for re-election. In announcing this decision, His Worship said
that he had been asked by so many ratepayers to do so, that he had consented
to offer his services for the fifth term.
He will stand on his record.
In connection with the forthcoming
civic elections, it is understood that the
Ratepayers' Association is considering
the question of again reorganizing with
the view of putting up a number of men
for civic honors. A .meeting will be held
shortly to consider the matter.
Mr. A. B. Donaldson, recently appointed assistant general secretary of the
local Y.M.C.A., hastarrived in the city
from Grand Forks to assume his new
duties. He held a similar position last
winter, leaving iu the spring to engage
in Y.M.C.A. military work at Vernon.
Aid. J. J. Johnston has announced
that he will not be a candidate for the
Mayoralty this year, although he has
been urged .by his friends to enter the
contest. He has not yet made public
announcement-as to whether he will seek
re-election to_the Aldermanic board.
That the 131st Battalion will not go to
the front as a unit is indicated in letters
received in this city during the past few
days from officers of this battalion. The
131st now forms part of the 30th Reserve
Battalion. Lieut.-Col. Taylor is still in
commaud and the men will be kept together until they are sent to the fiont.
As there have been many rumors
about the municipality that Reeve McCallum had made a grant of $200 of
municipal money to the British Red
Cross Society without the knowledge or
consent of the Council, the Matsqui
Council has passed a resolution that this
statement be denied in   the public press.
On Saturday afternoon and evening, a
ceremonial session of the mystic shriners
will be held in the Masonic Temple on
Agnes street. It is understood there
will be at least 150 in attendai.ce, coming
from Seattle, Tacoma, Victoria and Vancouver. Mr* Thos. Taylor, former
Minister of Public Works, (rom the
Gizab Temple, Victoria, as potentate,
will be in charge of the ceremonies.
The deatii occurred, Monday, of Jno.
R. M. Greenfield, inspector ot postoffices
in the Vancouver district, at his residence, 1092 Broughton st. Mr. Greenfield had been ailing for some years, and
recently took a trip to Honolulu, in the
hope that the change would cause an improvement. This was partially accomplished, but on his return the improvement was not sustained.
The 104th Regiment held an entertaining recruiting concert, Mondav evening,
in St. Patrick's Hall, when &n earnest
appeal was made for more men for overseas service. Mr. George H. Cowan, K.
C, of Vancouver, delivered an address,
in the course of which he emphasized
the need for more men and scored the
slackers who can enlist and will not.
Rev. F. W. Kerr, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, also spoke. A good
musical programme was provided.
At a special general meeting of the
Local Council of Women held, Monday
afternoon, in the Y.W.C.A. tlie members voted by a small majority against
the resolution forwarded by the Montreal
Conncil asking the Dominion Government to take definite steps to extend tin-
operations of the Militia Act for home
defence to service overseas, exercising
Jdue discretion in the matter of just anil
reasonable exemptions from such ser
vice.
The Oity Council.
At the regular weekly meeting of the
City Council, Monday night, a communication was read from Messrs. Corbould
& Grant, soiicitors for Nels Nelson, re
his claim for free water in lieu of a long
standing water record on a small stream
diverted by the construction of the Sapperton sewer. Notwithstanding the adverse opinion as to his claim by the City
Solicitors, supported by Mr. Joseph
Martin, K. C, Mr. Nels Nelson, through
his solicitors, Messrs Corbould & Grant,
suggests an amicable settlement, failing
which the claim will be pressed. The
Council again referred the matter to the
City Solicitor.
The Council, ou motion of Aid. Dodd,
cut the commission on road tax co!'actions from ten to five per cent.
It was finally decided to build a five-
foot temporary sidewalk on tlie north
side of Royal avenue between Third and
Fourth sts., at a cost of about $120.
The Council agreed, at tu- request of
the C. N. R. solicitors, to ;ill<>u further
proceedings for the collection of taxes
against the company to lie in abeyance
pending the visit of Sir Wm. MacKenzie
to the coast, next month.
HONEST JOHN HONORED
Continued from Page  Four
glad to find himself   in   Mission.    The
people   were   all   right,   anyway.      He
hoped the new   Government would   do
right.    Much could  be  done   to   bring
about better conditions in the   Province,
but it could not be done all at  once.    A
little here and a little there.    Removing
handicaps to development and success in
one place, and giving  needed assistance
in another.     In   this   sure, steady way,
great good would eventually be  brought
about, and this Government   would   go
down in hisvory aj having done a  great
work for British Columbia.    One  thing,
he would  advise  not   only the Government but all the members to do, or rather
not to do, and that was not to lose touch
with the  people.      The   Conservatives,
only   four  years   ago, had been   wildly
successful in   the   elections,   and   were
holding uanquets like this all   over   the
country, and congratulating   themselves
and each other.    Then they started in to
build a machine to keep   them   perpetually in power and lost  touch  altogether
with the people.    Their fate was a "horrible  example"    for others.    This   idea
about losing touch reminded him of  the
two Irishmen, Pat and Mike, who, shortly after landing in   New York   from the
"ould sod," got a  job for  a few   hours
following the hearse, as mourners, of   a
departed    alderman   or    political   boss.
They were told not to look around but to
maintain   a   downcast   attitude.      They
followed   instructions   so   literally that,
without realizing it, they lost touch with
the funeral procession and fell in behind
a   city  garbage   wagon,  which assailed
their sense of smell   so   alarmingly that
they involuntarily raised   their   eyes   to
see what was the matter with the corpse
and discovered their  mistake.    (Laughter.)    So the   Conservatives   of   British
Columbia started out   all   right   but, by
losing touch, found  themselves  after   a
while following behind the'Bowser Government   garbage   wagon.       (Renewed
laughter.)    He hoped the Liberals would
not do that.    He   hoped   and   expected
that the new   Government  would   carry
out its pledges and hew to the   line, let
the chips   fall   where   they may.    (Applause ).
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The next toast called by the toastmaster was that of "The Dominion." the
part of proposer being assigned to Mr-
J. B. Cade and of responder to Mr. Geo.
Kennedy. Owing to brief notice and
the lateness of the hour, both speeches
were briefly suggestive of and appropriate to the largeness of the subject.
The worthy toastmaster himself, Mr.
G. A. Watson, contributed a song at this
juncture, in fine style, and had to respond to an encore.
Mr. J. S. Walters, M.P.P., then proposed the ' 'Army and Navy,'' which was
responded to by Sergt. Atherton, a veteran of the South African war and a returned soldier of the great world war,
who held the audience spell-bound by
his modest, soldierly (and he looks the
part) and graphic recital, from the point
of view of a Canadian, of experiences at
the front and in the trenches, where the
soldier realizes with a thrill that he is an
integral unit of the great Britisli and Allied armies that are fighting the battles of
civilization and freedom for the world.
The Canadian soldieis were well treated
everywhere, concluded Sergt. Atherton.
The only kick they had to make was
against the Militia Department at Ottawa, and by his tone and gesture he sug-
gestnd that there was a big kick coming
there.      ,
Mr. A. Parr, a gallant bachelor, eloquently proposed tlie toast of "The Ladies," and Mr. John Doyle no less gallantly and eloquently responded, both
gentlemen making appreciative reference
to the recent enfranchisement of women
in British Columbia.
The last toast of the evening���it was
now about two o'clock in the morning���
was "The Press," proposed by Mr.
Weart and replied to Mr. Kennedy, after
which the most successful affair of the
sort in the history of Mission City was
brought to a close by tlie hearty singing
of "Auld Lang Syne."
At a meeting of the Returned Soldiers'
Association held in the City Hall, Wednesday evening, it was decided to hold
the formal opening of the new club
rooms in the Thompson block, on Saturday evening, Dec. 16, commencing at
8 o'clock. The officers of the association with the advisory committee will
prepare a programme.
The Matsqui Municipal Council, at its
last meeting, passed a resolution opposed
to the proposal of the Mission and Ilatzic
fruit growers, that the Chinese head tax
on Celestials entering this country should
be abolished. The Council went further
and recommended that municipalities be
empowered to collect a tax of an extra
$5 pr;r head on all Orientals within their
boundaries.
A very quiet but pretty wedding was
solemnized m the home of Mr arc] Mrs.
Isaac Johnston, 511 A-.li si., on \Y< dues
day afternoon at 2 o'clock, when their
daughter Mary Iva was united in marriage to Cyril Sibley, Rev. M. G. Mel-
vin performing the ceremony.
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THE TRENCHES &
FOR YOUR OWN
TABLE
This Christmas Store is Filled |
with Gift Things for Your I
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SHOP EARLY-YOU GET FIRST )
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SERVICE
Those new Purses from
New York are beauties.
Priced $2.25 to $10.00
Fashion's latest decrees
in Purses for the Xmas
season, make one of
these your gift, it would
be welcome.
Gloves are always very
acceptable gifts.     None
Kid  Gloves   in   Black,
Per pair $1.25 & $1.50
A song, and an enthusiastically demanded encore, by Mr. Chas. Portsmouth, followed, after which Mr. John
Ball, in a few appropriate remarks, proposed the toast of "Agriculture," which
was responded to by Mr. E. D. Barrow,
M.P.P. for Chilliwack, in one of the
best speeches of the evening, a masterly
dissertation on the farming and dairying
situation of the Lower Fraser particularly, and of the benefits that were being
secured and that were destined to be secured, both to producer and consumer,
through co-operative marketing, that was
now being organized in the Valley.
Space forbids at this time doing justice
to Mr. Barrow's remarks on this interesting and important subject. As a farming community, said Mr. Barrow in conclusion, we were to be congratulated on
having such a Government, with such a
helpful policy, and such a Minister of
Agriculture as lohn Oliver.    (Applause).
s Table Raisins, per lb.  pack-
| age 25c
x Mix Nuts,  per lb 25c
% Mix Candy, per lb-.25& 35c
Oxo Cubes 10 & 25c
Shelled Walnuts, per lb...5oc
Jap Oranges, per box 60c
Bon Bons, each 35c & 50c
 75c & $1.00
Stockings, each i0c,
���������������- 25c, 50c &$1
Mince Meat,  2 lbs. for..-25c
Xmas Cake or Pudding
each 35c
Royal Crown
Products   helps    keep    dirt
away.
so good as Trefousse.     Fine   French
White, and Tan.    Sizes 5 1-2 to 7 1-2.
Trefousse Fine French Kid Gloves.    Per pair  $1.75, $2 & 2.25
Dents Fine English Cape Gloves $1.50, $1.75, $2.00
Dents Fine Washable Knglish Cape Gloves.   Extra special $1.75
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Phones:   150-732
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City  Market.
Considering the sloppy weather, today's market was an excellent one. A
good supply of meats was in evidence,
with no particular change of prices to
note. Poultry showed up as a star feature again, chickens especially being in
large supply, and prices sky-larked for
the season, hens, live, bringing from 18c
to 22c per lb, springs 19c to 23c, while
ducks soared to 30c and 32c, and some
lively bidding between two Chinese bon
vivants sent a particularly choice lot up
to the unheard of figure of 50c per lb.
Kggs held at 60c to 65c per doz, the prevailing price being 60c, and butter ranged
from 45c to 50c per lb. Potatoes showed
a tendency to drop, $25 per ton and $1.-
35 uer sack being the highest figures
obtainable. Apples remained firm at
60c to $1 per box and pears at 6Uc to S5c.
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nty aim to give the business of all clients
prompt and careful attention, not only
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HONEST JOHN HONORED
Continued from Page One
shrines in Britain to commemorate the
fallen, the speaker referred to their erection as a noble idea, and said, amid the
most enthusiastic applause, that such a
memorial should be erected in Mission
Citv and maintained for all time to commemorate our noble dead. All the Allies, concluded Rev. Father Rohr, with
deep feeling, were fighting the greatest
criminal that ever existed since Pontius
Pilate���that criminal was the German
Kaiser.
The chairman, Mr. Maxwell Smith, in
proposing the chief toast of the evening,
"Our Guest," said it was a great honor
to propose that toast. When thev had
entered the late contest in Dewdney,
they had an uphill fight aud were not
too sanguine of success. As president of
the Liberal Association, he (the speaker)
wished to express his hearty appreciation
of the work of the Liberals throughout
the riding, cordially co-operated in by
the Conservatives who wanted better
government. We had as a result of the
splendid victory throughout the Province
the strongest Government that British
Columbia had yet had. He was amused
to see the comments in the Conservative
press about Mr. Ilrewster's hand being
forced in forming his Cabinet, and advised his hearers not to take much stock
iu such talk. He was proud and glad to
see our member, John Oliver. Minister
of Agriculture, and Minister of Railways
especially. He would fill the bill of
both offices. (Applause) Mr. Lampard
gave a much appreciated Scotch song,
followed by another demanded as an encore, at this juncture.
Premier of the Province, W. J. Bowser.
That Mr. Macdonald had done great
work for the Liberal party aijd was well
qualified for the position of Attorney-
General, there was no question. Other
members of the Cabinet���Dr. J. H.
King, Minister of Public Works; Mr. D.'
T. Pattullo, Minister of Lands; Mr. Win.
Sloan, Minister of Mines; and Dr. J. D.
McLean, Provincial Secretary and Minister of Education���were then touched on
briefly by Mr. Oliver, who noted the
particular respects in which each was
qualified for his office. The new Minister of Education, he understood, was
well known to the people of Mission as
a school teacher, some years ago. "Yes,
and a good school teacher !'' came in
chorus from the audience.
rate, would   all
loyal  support.
give   the   Government
(Applause).
"The Province," the next toast on the
list, was proposed briefly but wittily by
Mr. Garfield A. King and responded to
by Mayor J. S. Watters, of Merritt, M.
P.P. for Yale, who said, in opening,
that he was pleased to respond to this
toast and to meet the people of Mission,
which he had long heard of as an ideal
place.' "Just like the soil of Mission,"
was synonomous for excellence in other
parts of the Province, or, "you ought
to see the fruit of Mission."    So he was
Concluded on Page Three
Having dealt with all the other members of the new Cabinet, Mr. Oliver
laughingly said he did not want to speak
of himself.
A voice ���Tell us what Bowser thinks
about vou.    (Laughter).
Mr. Oliver joined in the laughter, and,
then, with a far away look in his eyes,
became reminiscent. He had landed at
Victoria, he remembered on May 5th,
1S77, with two ft bills in his pocket, and
had since managed to pay one hundred
cents on the dollar. What a different
place Mission City was in 1877. He recalled that he had attained his majority
as a man, coming of age ou the townsite
of Mission, not long after the date mentioned. It was perhaps a happy coincidence that he had here attained an honorable distinction, as well as being still
a man. He would rather be known as
"Honest John" than Honorable John,
though both had a good significance, and
one no doubt implied the other.
"Honest John," whom the people love
to call him, rather than the new title
which he has also well won, of Hon.
John Oliver, on rising to respond to the
toast in his honor, had to remain standing several minutes before he could be
heard on account of the applause. When
this had subsided, Mr. Oliver began by
expressing his appreciation that so many
had come a considerable distance at some
inconvenience and expense, to gather together on this occasion, forgetting for
the time their different religious and political faiths and different interests. He
took it as a heartfelt expression of the
belief and hope that better things were
dawning for British Columbia. Referring
to himself, Mr. Oliver said he had known
the ups and downs of politics. He had
had successes, and he had had defeats
not a few. He had been told that he
was an adept at destructive criticism,
that he had no constructive ability. At
this late date, he had come, by invitation, into a constituency away from his
own home, and he was proud to-night
that the principles he had been advocating whether in victory or defeat, had
been vindicated, rather than on account
of any personal tribute to himself,
Referring with pride to the men who
were present in His Majesty's uniform,
Mr. Oliver said it would not be necessary,
after the eloquent tributes they had heard
to the men who had paid the supreme
sacrifice for us on the battle fields of
Flanders, for him to say anything further on that. He rather would be expected to say something about the new
.Government and some of the things
they might be expected to do. His
mind went back to the time when Mr.
Brewster, in 1907, had first entered the
House as member for Alberni. He had
come up to him (the speaker) who had
been in the House some years, and said:
"John, I want to be put to work. I
have not come here for a holiday. There
is work to be done, and I want to be
useful." That, said Mr. Oliver, is the
keynote of Mr. Brewster's character. If
any further proof of the nobility of his
character were wanted, it was forthcoming in the fact that, in forming his present Ministry, he took, besides the onerous position of the Premiership, whicli
carries no salary, just an allowance for
the expenses devolving upon the position of First Minister, another unsalaried
position, that of President of the Council. As to the trouble.Sir. Brewster was
said to have had in forming his Cabinet
and as to the story that liis hand was
forced, the power does not exist in Brit,
ish Columbia to force Mr. Brewster's
hand. Mr. Brewster had told him, before he was called upon by the Lieutenant-Governor, that he did not intend to
take a portfolio himself���that he wished
to have time to take a general supervision of all the departments.
Mr. Oliver then gave a brief reference
to each member of the new Government,
lt may have been a surprise to some people that Mr. Ralph Smith should have
been given the portfolio of Finance, He
ventured to say that Mr. Smith would
fulfil the duties of that office with satisfaction. He had begun life as a coal
miner, and had had a long and honorable public career as a member both of
the Dominion and Provincial Parliaments, entering politics as a
Labor member. And he bad the
confidence in a remarkable degree of
the Labor men of the Province. As lo
tlie position of Attorney-General, according to Conservative papers. Mr. Macdonald was to have been given the go-by,
on account of election scandals that existed and ought to be cleared up, and
which Mr. Brewster had pledged his
word would be cleared Up. But it had
not been possible as yet to clear up th: se
matters, and, iu the meantime, would
you take the testimony of such nun as
Scolt and Godsen against a man with the
unblemished personal and professional
record of Mr. M. A. Macdonald, Would
you believe that such a man would all of
a sudden degenerate into a perjuror and
a criminal. He (Mr. Oliver) in his
forty-seven years experience in Canada,
knew of nb man in the public life of
Canada that had met with the political
persecution that M. A. Macdonald had
met. But he had not been condemned,
and the people of Vancouver had again
testified their confidence in him by the
magnificent vote given him in the general election���1700   votes   over  the   then
This Government, continued Mr. Oliver, had taken office under conditions
more difficult than had confronted any
other Government in Canada. We must
bring about honest and economical
measures for securing the economic development aud production in the country . The only way of salvation was the
way of economv and thrift. If we would
take this way, both in public and private
matters, there was every hope, notwithstanding the financial and industrial condition to wliich the Province had been
reduced by misgovernnient and to a certain extent on account of the war, that
we should recover. In this connection,
Mr. Oliver cited the splendid recovery
that France had made in a comparatively
few years, by means of the thrift and
economy of her people, after the crushing
blow received from Germany in 1870-71
and the enormous indemnity wrung from
her at that time, in addition to the loss
of two provinces and the damage done to
the country, by the remorseless Hun.
How long, then, should it take for this
Province, with its magnificent resources,
by the practice of the same virtues, to
recover from the condition to whtch it
has been brought by recklessness, mismanagement, and extravagance? (Loud
and prolonged applause).
The chairman then read another telegram of regret that had just been received from Mr. Pat Donnelly, the Liberal candidate of Vancouver whom Mr.
Bowser managed to nose out through the
soldiers' vote.
Mrr Lampard was next called on for a
song, and delighted the audience with
"Jo Anderson My Jo," and "Ha, ha!
the woo'in' o' it," as  an encore.
It fell to the lot of Mr. David Whiteside, M.P.P., the next speaker, to propose "The Provincial Government."
He felt like calling for help ! he said
when he had to speak after a big gun
like Mr. Oliver, and proceeded in humorous strain for awhile, whicli he called
digressing, but which pleased the audience immensely. In serious tone, Mr.
Whiteside referred feelingly to the men
who had given their lives for the country . Those lives were not lost, he said.
They would go down in history with
ever increasing lustre. As one of the
left-overs (laughter), Mr. Whiteside said
in conclusion, he was decidedly pleased
with the new Government, He agreed
with Mr. Oliver's remarks about Mr, M,
A. Macdonald, the iiew Attorney-General. With regard to the grand old man
of British Columbia politics, Hon. John
Oliver, he hoped the constituency of
Dewdney would show its appreciation of
the honor done it by allowing his return
as a Minister by acclamation. (Applause).
Mr. J. W. Weart, M. P. P., who responded for "The Provincial Government," said he was nonplussed when
called on to reply to this toast. He had
been chosen probably because he was
nearer to the Government���geographically���than some of the other members,
and because he was a left-over. There
were some twenty-nine left-overs. They
were all Cabinet material in this party.
However, in the Cabinet chosen, British
Columbia had to-day the best Government she had ever had. Thev were men
of integrity and earnestness of  purpose.
The time, was past for one man government, lu fairness to the new Government, Mr. Weart continued, we must
realize the conditions under which they
take office, with an empty treasury and
the credit of the country seriously impaired by huge railway guarantees, while
there was wholesale alienation and lying
uf) of the natural wealth of the country
aud non-development of its essential resources. Mr. Oliver's declarations on
political platforms for years were now
realized to be true. Mr. Weart claimed
there was great inequilableness in the
taxation of the country ��� that the
lumber industry was taxed, for example,
out of all proportion to the mineral industry���and sketched at some length
means which he thought might be taken
to develop the cattle raising and other
industries of the Province. The new
Government conld not, however, in a
short lime, do all the great things before
them. The first thing the Ministers
would have to do would be to probe
down to the bottom and economically
organize their departments. In the
meantime, the people would have to exercise patience, and he was satisfied the
members, the Liberal members   at   any
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you will find them good value; per do/. 40c
Fancy Selected Raisins, 16-
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���Mixed Candied Peel, per
lb 30c
Bulk Mince Meat, 2 lbs-.-35c
Local Northern Spy Apples,
pood value, per box $1.10
Boiled Cider, per bot 25c
Allen's Sweet Apple Cider,
per quart-. 20c
Atora Brand Beef Suet, per
t:n 35c and 65c
Roger's Syrup, jar  25c
Dry Chipped Beef, lb 50c
Large Dill Pickles, doz--.15c
Robin Hood Oats, drum..-25c
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Xmas   Neckwear
Individual styles in Crepe, Satin, Duchesse, Broadcloth, Georgette,
Plain Silks, Swiss Lawn, Organdy, Marquisette and Fine Nets,
It's in the finish and trimming that you notice  the distinguishing
marks of attractive neckwear.
The   Christmas   showing   is   now    at   its   best.       Special   lots
at 50c, 75c, $1.00, $1.25, and $1.50
Men's Ties, each 75c
A varied showing of Knitted and Fancy Silk Ties.
Windsor Ties
In Silk and Crepe de Chine in White, Black and a
colors.    Each .'.	
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Muslin are the materials used in the makeup
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