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Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
Number 14
Inured as the world has become, during the nearly
two years of this indescribable war, to tremendous
happenings of all kinds, to horrors and tragedies innumerable and on an absolutely unprecedented scale,
such an event as the sinking of the British cruiser
Hampshire, off the West Orkneys, Monday night, with
the loss of all on board, including Earl Kitchener,
Minister of War, and the members of his staff, cannot
but strike with a stunning effect for a time, especially
throughout the British Empire, where Kitchener of
Khartoum has stood for almost the embodiment of
British military organization and prowess, especially
in an Imperial-sense, during all the years at least of
this twentieth century. Egypt, the Soudan, South
Africa, India, had all known and acknowledged his
masterful hand, both as "the organizer of victory"
and in administrative capacity, before he responded
again to his country's call by accepting the position of
Minister of War offered him by Premier Asquith, immediately when it became evident, a day or two before formal declaration of war on August 4, 1914, that
Great Britain was inevitably going to be drawn into
the great world conflict.
Great Imperial soldier and administrator, astute
military strategist and tactician, skilled in every phase
of the game of war from his youth, when he took
part, in his twentieth year, with the French army in
the campaign of 1870 in the Franco-Prussian war of
1870-71; possessed of an unusual fund of first-hand
knowledge of the whole theatre of the present colossal
struggle, and accurately guaging the relative preparedness and unpreparedness of the two great contending forces, Kitchener was under no illusions of a quick
victory or a short war. He foresaw clearly the nature,
the extent, and the arduousness of the task confronting the British Empire and its allies. He is credited
with having used the expression himself, when accepting the war portfolio, that he was enlisting for
three years���if the war continued longer, some one
else could.carry on the work���and to him is also credited the shrewd forecast for British arms of one year
of defeats, one year of preparation, and a third year
���which he was not destined to see-of victories.
While losing no time in despatching the first expeditionary force of seasoned troops, and subsequent
reinforcements, under General French, Lord Kitchener at once set about the stupendous task of creating
and equipping a new British army on the continental
scale, out of raw civilian material and, in the military
sense, unorganized industries. The result, which will
prove his great and enduring monument in this war
and for all time, is seen in the unexampled achievement which King George was able to announce when
giving the royal sanction to the Military Service Bill
on the 25th of last month���that, by voluntary enlistment, there had been raised since the commencement
of the war no less than 5,041,000 ��� "an effort," said
the King, "far surpassing that of any other nation in
similar circumstances recorded in history, and' one
which will be a lasting source of pride to future generations," Yes, "Kitchener's Army," which we doubt
/ not will add lustre to his name and fulfil his expectations of ultimate victory after the testing time and the
preparing time are over, will be Kitchener's enduring
monument in the Empire's temple of glory.
Immeasurably the greatest naval battle of the war,
but by no means an engagement of the first magnitude, having in mind the total strength of the British
navy, either in number of ships taking part or in conclusiveness of results, occurred in the North Sea, on
the afternoon'and night of May 31st last, between the
battle cruiser squadron of the British grand fleet, under Vice-Admiral Sir David Beatty, and practically the
full strength of the German high seas fleet. The advantage was all on the side of the Germans, who were
near their base, in greatly nreponderating strength,
and hugged the coast of Jutland, (eastern coast of
Denmark), behind mine fields, the dark background,
with a hazy atmosphere and at times a drizzling rain,
obscuring the outlines of the German ships, while the
British cruisers and smaller craft, which were oift
looking for the enemy, showed up with comparative
distinctness in the open sea and with the sun behind
them in the opening stages.
To catch the German fleet under any conditions,
adventuring ever so cautiously, even if in overwhelming numbers, out of its safe retreat, was an opportunity not to be neglected, and, true to the best traditions
of the British navy, the relatively small British force,
far from its base, went at it, sending word to the base
for support. The Germans had a good aerial scout
service, and saw their temporary advantage, else
would have avoided the conflict if possible, but that
would have been difficult,  for  the  plucky   Britons
Not the least of the many, proved qualifications for
political and administrative leadership which Mr.
Brewster, Liberal leader, has demonstrated his possession of in a marked degree, is the faculty of concise
and comprehensive expression- the power of grasping
the essentials of the questions he discusses, separating
them from the redundancies and irrelevancies, and
presenting the concrete truth, thus disencumbered
and concentrated, in a few clean-cut and convincing
This invaluable faculty in a public man, coupled
with a wide experience, an evident knowledge of affairs, unfailing courtesy of demeanour, and a deservedly high repute for absolute integrity and conscientiousness, both in public and private life, with a constitutional incapacity and unconcealed contempt for the
wiles and tricks of the small politician, and the evident possession of high and patriotic ideals of public
duty, constitute him pre-eminently the man that British Columbia requires, at the present juncture, to direct her destinies, after the wild debacle of reckless
exploitation, rampant trickery, and essential dishonesty that has characterized the administration of Provincial affairs for years past.
The session just closed has served as an admirable
background' to bring out in sharp contrast the characteristics of the Liberal leader and policy, on the one
hand, and those of the Government leadership and
control, just now vested in Premier Bowser, on the
other, and Mr. Brewster has aptly caught and crystal-
ized the very essence and nett political result, so to
speak, of the session in the brief but comprehensive
manifesto, which he issued immediately after the prorogation of the Legislature, under date of June 1st, at
Victoria, and addressed to "the electors of British
Columbia," the text of which will be found elsewhere.
The manifesto of the Liberal leader, as will be
agreed on perusal, rings straight and true, and carries
conviction of sincerity and honesty throughout, and
especially may that be said of his most timely and
straightforward utterances with regard to the results
and standing of by-election inquiry matters,
as left unsettled and inconclusive at the
expiration of the Legislature. Liberals throughout the country were not and are not
satisfied with the unsettled and inconclusive way in
which the investigation ended, so far as the Legislature is concerned, and they will to a man applaud their
leader's declaaation that he is not satisfied either.as also
his determination that the Liberal party will only finish the investigation, which they began in the courts,
"when the responsibility is placed upon the proper
Nothing could be clearer, finer, more uncompromising, convincing, and satisfying to the keenest sense of
honor of the Liberal party than this splendid declaration of Mr. Brewster, in his manifesto? which will bear
repetition here; "I have always stood, and shall always stand, for absolutely clean politics. I will not
associate with any man or body of men who have been
guilty of committing or condoning corrupt practices.
I shall not be satisfied with the punishment of the
the lieutenants, such as Annance or Scott. It will
only be when we learn who supplied the money that
enabled these men to operate that we shall know
which party is responsible for the disgraceful situation
in Vancouver on February 26th last."
Holding such stern and uncompromising views as
he does with regard to all forms of political corruption,
and their perpetrators, it is a matter of no little satisfaction that Mr. Brewster is able, in this same manifesto, to boldly declare his unshaken confidence in the
integrity and inculpability of his brilliant and able
young colleague, Mr. M. A. Macdonald, of Vancouver,
who has been the especial mark for Ministerial malevolence ever since he broke the back of the Bowser machine by his unprecedented victory in the Vancouver
by-election. To have won the whole-hearted confidence of Mr. Brewster will in itself be a passport to
public confidence in his full vindication over a base
conspiracy, supported by procured a*id suborned evidence, confidently anticipated by the Liberal leader.
dashed in to cut the Teutons off from their base. A
regular naval Armaggedon followed, with terrific
losses in men and ships on both sides, but leaving the
British in possession of the field when morning dawned
and heavier ships began to arrive, and the Germans
scuttling and limping for cover. Characteristically
the Germans claimed a naval victory, but, relatively
and absolutely, as fuller reports came in, it was established that the Germans, with all their advantages,
lost more heavily than the British, and that the nett
result is an unmistakable British naval victory and the
strengthening of Britain's control of the North Sea
and confirmation of her naval supremacy generally.
Lieut. Sir Ernest Shackleton, it is announced, has
arrived safely at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands. His
ship the Endurance had been crushed, last October,
in a Weddell Sea ice floe, which means that he did not
get started on his overland trans-polar trip to Ross
Sea. There are two sections of the expedition yet to
rescue, within the Antarctic Circle���a party left by
the Aurora at Ross Sea, and twenty-two of Shackle-
ton's immediate party left on Elephant Island, South
Shetlands, April 24, when the explorer with five men
put to sea in a small boat to summon help, reaching
Port Stanley May 31, after inconceivable struggles and
hardships and hairbreadth escapes.
The Prince Rupert Empire, a journal which has
supported Wm. Manson and the Provincial Administration in the past, is showing signs of lessening loyalty to the powers that be. In a late issue it complains
of the continual exodus of settlers from the district
tributary to Prince Rupert and very pointedly states
that the demands made by the settlers for rectification
of disadvantages under which they were placed, and
which were approved of by the Conservative Association, were made light of by the Government and nothing was done for their relief. The country is awakening to the fact that the land policy of our business
Government is bearing its legitimate fruit, to the detriment of the development of the country.
If the House had lasted a month or two longer,
Lieut. F. J. Mackenzie, one time member for Delta,
would have found it difficult to determine oh which
side of the House he belonged. Early in the session,
he just naturally trained his light artillery on the Opposition at every opportunity, in defence of the great
and good Bowser Government and its half-baked borrowed measures, but toward the close he gave evidences of being harrassed by doubts at least whether
all was right with the Government, and on more than
one occasion lined up on the wrong side (from the
Government point of view) of the division list. We
may yet find F. J. taking the stump in support of his
successor, the next member for Delta, Reeve A. D.
Paterson, of Ladner.
Just think of it! British Columbia has now, since
the dissolution of the House, no M.P.P.'s or M.L.A.'s
���just a lot of plain, every day non-representative persons, for the greater part, who once could proudly affix
those letters to their names, and who, if they want to
do so again, will have to take a run for their money
(yes, there's $1600 a year emolument, as well as the
honors in it) in the open event of the general election,
on the same footing as any "free and independent"
elector who has the entry money to' put up and can
get the necessary names to his nomination paper. In
the case of a great majority of the former M.P.P.'s,
if they decide to figure as starters, under their old
colors, the verdict of the judges, when the steeple
chase is over, will undoubtedly be:    "Never again!"
Following the example of the former Premier of
British Columbia, Sir Richard McBride, quite a few of
the members of the late House, on the Government
side, foreseeing the impending political avalanche,
have emulated his "retiring" disposition and will take
fat berths, in some cases, instead of anymore chances
with their constituents. Atlin will know no more the
winning ways of the "late" Hon. Dr. Henry Esson
Young, former Minister of Education, etc., who has
assumed the position of Secretary of the Provincial
Board of Health. Samuel Cawley, member for Chilliwack since 1909, will not try it again, having accepted
the billet prepared for him of Chief Appraiser under
the Agricultural Credits Commission. Other Government supporters who have wisely determined to say
"No thank, you!" to the suggestion of a re-nomination are F. C. Carter Cotton, Neil McKay, H. B.
Thompson, and the genial Harry Watson, who has
been no Jess a prop than assistant Government
whip. Other members, it is stated, will not seek reelection, but the names have not yet been announced.
There are three or more fat commissionerships yet to
be given out in connection with the Agricultural
Credits, Workmen's Compensation, and Shipping Aid
Commissions, and these, when they are filled, will
probably account for some more of "the faithful."
Our own esteemed citizen, Thos. Gifford, sr., positively denied, the other day, when interviewed by a
representative of The Pacific Canadian, the rumor
that he was going to join the "retiring" brigade���he
will be a candidate for re-election, he said. Mr. Giff-
ord's courage, like that of "the boy who stood on the
burning deck whence all but he had fled," is magnificent, but it isn't���prudent! Page 2
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Even Conservatives and supporters of the Bowser
Government, if they could not commend, have found
it impossible to condemn, Mr. Brewster's action, in
calling Attorney-General Bowser to account, through
a writ in the Supreme Court, for the Government's
illegal payment of over six million dollars to the P. G.
E., but there has been a good deal of criticism directed
against the Liberal leader for "unsettling things" \,y
calling in question the legality of all the legislation
passed by the late Legislature after the 14th of March
Mr. Brewster took an early opportunity, by replying to a criticism of the sort in the Vancouver World,
to completely justify his action in this regard, showing
that it was taken to avert a greater evil���the voiding
of the next Legislature (for which there would be no
proximate remedy), on account of the changes
changes made in the Elections Act in the late session.
Mr. Brewster agrees that any doubt now existing as
to the legal standing of all legislation passed after
March 14th last ' 'could be remedied at the next session of the Legislature," but adds, and herein is the
crux of the whole matter: ' 'But drastic changes have
been made in the Elections Act, and, if these changes
were made by a body which had lost its legislative
powers, then any body of men elected at the forthcoming election will not be a legislature and will not
have power to remedy anything, and all Provincial
affairs will be plunged into chaos."
Since issuing his writ, Mr. Brewster has formally
proposed to the Attorney-General to waive certain
formalities and so simplify and facilitate procedure
that an authoritative and final decision may be obtained within a few days, on all the serious and important
questions raised. So it is squarely, up to Attorney-
Bowser now, who is responsible for the whole illegal
muddle, how long the country is to be held up in a
state of damaging uncertainty.
Mr. H. C. Brewster, Provincial Liberal leader, issued the following manifesto to the electors of British
Columbia, immediately after the prorogation of the
Victoria, B. C, June 1, 1916.
To the Electors of British Columbia:
As the keynote to the campaign in the coming general election, I want to state that my every effort will
be devoted to constructive work in support of measures having for their object the advancement of the
interests of the people of British Columbia.
To enable this object to be effectively carried out,
it was necessary, in the first place, to ascertain so far
as possible the exact condition of provincial affairs.
This entailed a large amount of difficult and unpleasant work at the last session, but as a result thereof
we are in possession of many facts of vital importance.
Some of these are as follows :
Contrary to law, the entire $25,000,000 share capital of the Pacific Great Eastern Railway has been
handed over to the promoters without cash payment.
Contrary to law, the entire proceeds ($18,000,000)
of the securities guaranteed by the Government,
has been paid over to the Pacific Great Eastern
Railway Company, although the line is not nearly
Contrary to law, the promoters of the Pacific Great
Eastern Railway Company, have been permitted to
award the contract for construction to one of their
number, without competition, and at exorbitant
prices which have caused a loss of several million
dollars to the Province.
Contrary to law, first class timber land has been
sold as second class agricultural land, causing enormous loss to the Province.
Contrary to law, public contracts have been let to
bidders who were not the lowest tenderers; and
sub-contracts and extras have been so juggled as
political patronage that further enormous losses
have been occasioned.
Contrary to law, commissions have been paid without legislative authority to political support*r.i.
Contrary to law, membei s of   the Legislative Assembly have been given places of profit under the
Government and have drawn large sums of money.
Contrary to law, the Attorney-General has continued to be a member of the legal firm acting as solicitors for the Pacific Great Eastern  Railway,  and
other corporations dependent on the Government.
Every one of the above eight statements is proved
in entirety by official documents now in the Parliament
Building at Victoria.   There is not the slightest room
left for argument, explanation or qualification. I have
given you a succinct statement of established facts.
Many other matters remained to be investigated
when the session ended. They would have been investigated, had not the Government, to prevent such
investigation, formed a committee to investigate alleged election irregularities, and carried it until the
end of the session, as a means of obstructing so far as
possible our investigations into provincial finances.
There was no need of taking up the time of Parliament with such a proceeding. The criminal courts
were available and properly equipped to deal with such
offenders, and the Legislature was not.
I have not been in the least influenced in my regard for Mr. M. A. Macdonald by the proceedings before the so-called select committee, which was obviously appointed for no other purpose than to besmirch his
reputation. I believe that, when the facts behind the
conspiracy are finally revealed, he will remain even
more strongly entrenched in the esteem and regard of
the public than ever before.
I have always stood, and shall always stand, for
absolutely clean politics. I will not associate with any
man or body of men who have been guilty of committing or condoning corrupt practices. I shall not be
satisfied with the punishment of the lieutenants, such
as Annance or Scott. It will only be when we learn
who supplied the money that enabled these men to
operate, that we shall know which party is responsible
for the disgraceful situation in Vancouver on February
26th last.
The Liberal party began the investigation by arresting Annance���they will finish it when the responsibility is placed upon the proper shoulders.
Yours truly,
While the House has expired, the Government
isn't dead yet-technically. Parliaments may come
and parliaments may, but the King's Government
must go on. When it "comes a cropper" at a general
election���which is in store for this particular one -a
sudden and complete change of personnel is all that
happens -and a mighty good thing, too, in such a case
as the present. In the meantime (that'sthe word), it
it is the Bowser Government for some three months
longer���unless Mr. Brewster gets 'em jugged! The
disastrous skirmish of the by-elections and the creation
of a new portfolio made three yawning hiatuses in the
old hulk, which Vice-Admiral Bowser didn't dare try
to fill under fire. Now, in the slack water of the parliamentary recess, no time has been lost in filling two
of the vacant portfolios, and the occupants will be in
more or less "quiet enjoyment" of the honors and
emoluments until after the election. Land Admiral
Bowser, who declares himself to be in good fighting
trim, which even his opponents will be pleased to
learn, so far as his physical health is concerned, will,
it is understood, make an early start in his campaign, with a tour of Vancouver Island, in the first
place, afterwards touring the different Mainland, sections.
Premier Bowser, now that he is out of the danger
zone of the Legislature and needn't face any more by--
elections, has lost no time in tackling the work of repairing the damage to his Cabinet wrought by the
Victoria and Vancouver encounters with the enemy, a
little over three months ago. Wm. Manson (Skeena),
as forecasted, has been rewarded with the Agricultural plum, Ernest Miller (Grand Forks) accommodatingly accepting the honorary position of President
of the Council, formerly held by Mr. Manson; while
Dr. McGuire, who definitely announced hisj intended
retirement, over a year ago, and did not have a place
-on the Conservative ticket, selected some time ago, for
the coming election, has been appointed Provincial
Secretary and Minister of Education, as a sop to the
prohibitionists evidently, in line with Premier Bows-
. er's sudden conversion. This means that some one on
the ticket, Mr. F. W. Welsh, it has been suggested,
will have to be sacrificed, or bought off, and it may
mean a general reconstruction of the ticket. The Finance portfolio for the time being remains unfilled.
Earle Williams.
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Mr. Fred Jackson, manager of the
Jackson Printing Company concern, has
enlisted with the 131st   Battalion   band.
Your friends can buy any thing you
can give them���except your photograph.
Humdall does fine work at 624 Columbia
St.      Phone 125R.
George Courtenay Davis, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Logan W. Davit, Tynehead,
died at Morrow Barracks Hospital, England, of pneumonia, on May 23, at the
age of 22 years.
Wm. Warren BlyUi, a New Zealand
capitalist with large investments in Vancouver and this district, will shortly
erect a new shingle mill at Queensbor-
ough, Lulu Island, opposite Poplar
Gordon D. Drew, nephew of Dr. G.
E. Drew, who was taken prisoner by the
Germans after the loss of an arm from
shrapnel, was heard from in London,
recently, after having been exchanged.
He was well and happy and expected to
be home in July.
We are still doing Diisinesi at i'.ic
old stand. If there is aiiy.liiug wo
can do for you in the plumbing, beating or sheet metal line, 'phone 580.
Mannering &. MacKenzie will give
your needs their immediate attention. ���
Among the Canadians who have been
recently promoted for gallantry at the
front, is Sergt. Stanley K. Briggs, qt
the 29th Battalion, who has been gazetted a lieutenant. Lieut. Briggs is a son
of Mr. and Mrs. T. L. Briggs, this city,
and a native son.
An old and respected pioneer, well
known to old timers throughout the
Province, Wm. league, for many years
a resident of Yale, died at Hope week
before last, aged 81. He was a native of
Cornwall, Eng., and came to the coast,
to California in the first instance, by the
Isthmus of Panama, as early as 1855.
Yuan Shi Kai, President of China, reported last week as ill from the effects of
poisoning, has passed away, and has
been suceeeded by Vice-President Li
Yuan Hung, who is believed to be acceptable to the revolutionary factions.
The death of Yuan Shi Kai, it is considered, will end the revolution.
H. H. Lennie will be pleased to receive your application for Fire Insurance. He represents good strong companies and can give you the l>est rates
possible. Delays are dangerous. Insure
now with H. H. Lennie, 657 Columbia
street, over Johnston's Shoe Store, New
Westminster, B. C. *
The baseball game at Queen's Park,
Tuesday evening, between the New
Westminster and Fraser Mills teams, resulted in a win for the city boys in a 5-3
score. The standing of the teams in the
league now is: B.C.E.R., won 4, lost 1,
800 per cent; City, won 4, lost 2, 666 per
cent; Fraser Mills, won 0, lost 5, 000 per
Six more New Westminster boys have
recently joined the colors���Bert McAllister, Douglas Robson (son of C. J. Robson), and Robt. Reid (son of W. T.
Reid) having enlisted with the 196th,
Western Universities; while Geo. Bryson
(son of Aid. Bryson), Wm. Follis, formerly on the Sapperton lacrosse team, and
Wm. Quaggan, bookkeeper with Cunningham Hardware Co., have joined the
artillery unit being recruited at Hastings
The Canadian front line trenches at
the Ypres salient have recently been
subjected to a bombardment of unprecedented violence, and the casualties
have been very heavy. Gen. Sir Julien
Byng, who succeeded Gen. Alderson,
recently, in command of the Canadian
army corps, says: "I am proud of the
Canadians under my command. Their
behavior has been magnificent. I have
never known a fiercer or more deadly
barrage, nor have I seen any troops fight
with more earnestness, courage and
cheerfulness. The slight penetration of
our lines cost the Germans dear."
Seeing the Soldiers Off.
There was a big turn out, several
thousand strong, of all ages and sexes,
at the C. P. R. depot, Monday evening,
to see the 121st, Western Irish, Battalion
off to Vernon, /the summer training
camp, whence they had been preceded
the week before bv a detachment of 250.
About 200 of the 131st, under Major
Corbould, took part in the send-off, and
music was furnished by the bands of
both battalions, an attractive feature
being the singing of "'Good-bye, goorl
luck, God bless you," by Miss Jean Fin-
lay8011, from an auto near the station
It was after 10 o'clock when the special
train of some twenty cars pulled out, to
tlit" accompaniment of music, songs, and
Rev. Father Bissette, of St. Louis College, received word, Wednesday, that
his younger brother, Pte. Clarence Bissette, had died of wounds received at
the front.
Subscriptions to The Pacific Canadian
paid for three months in advance, dating
from the first publication, would fall due
again the first of this month, and are
payable at this office.
The marriage took place, on Tuesday
evening, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
Thomas Gifford, Third street, of their
second daughter, Julia Stuart, to Mr.
Benjamin Robb, of this city.
On the Eeastern front, in Galicia and
Berkowina, the Russian armies under
General Brusiloff, won great successes
against the Germans, in three davs'
fighting up to noon of Tuesday, having
captured 900 efficers, more than 40,000
rank and file, 77 guns, 134 machine guns
and 49 trench mortars, and in addition
searchlights, telephones, field kitchens,
large quantities of arms and war material, and great reserves of ammunition
Technically, the jury in the Gosden
perjury case, which occupied nearly a
week in Victoria, disagreed and was discharged, and the case goes over to the
fall assizes for re-trial. As the foreman
of the jury announced in open court that
just one juryman held out stubbornly;
without giving any reason, against conviction, the result of the trial is really a
complete moral victory for M. A. Macdonald, senior member for Vancouver.
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Kitchener's Successor.
When Kitchener, on his way to Russia on an important military mission,
went down with the Hampshire, struck
by a treacherous German mine or submarine, off the Orkneys, Monday night,
he left his splendid, practically completed work of organization for ultimate
victory behind him, and under the capable control of the Chief of the Imperial
War Staff, General Sir Wm. Robertson,
who is generally understood to have well
in hand the working out of the details of
the thorough' planned scheme. Whether
a civilian such as Lloyd George, Lord
Derby, or Lord Milner, as suggested,
shall succeed to the vacant portfolio of
Minister of War in the Asquith coalition
Cabinet, Sir Wm. Robertson will undoubtedly be Kitchener's military successor.
Assizes Cases Concluded.
The last two cases were tried at the
assizes Tuesday, Ben Levin being found
guiltv of participating in the theft of
copper wire from the Sullivan spur of
the B.C.E.R., and Mrs. Jessie Higgings,
of Port Moody, being found not guiltv of
the charge of criminally libelling Mrs.
Belle Salkeld.
Mr. Justice Macdonald delivered sentences yesterday as follows: Pertab
Singh, attempted murder of Mit Singh,
Hindu priest at Abbotsford, four years in
penitentiary; Sam Morris, escape from
penitentiary, six months' additional imprisonment; Ben Levin, for whom leniency was asked on account of his age,
17, and previous good record, twenty-
five months in penitentiary; William
Marx, or Harris, Levin's companion,
one year.
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Vote for Half Holiday.
Don't forget tbat Wednesday next,
14th inst., is a public holiday, declared
for the special purpose of enabling every
body entitled to vote lor Mayor to get
out and cast his or her vote for���or
against���the generally speaking popular
proposal of a Saturday half holiday,
which will be made law by the Provincial Government, if approved by a ma-
niprity plebiscite vote in the three cities,
Victoria, Vancouver, and New Westminster. Go to it, vote early anil often,
through yourselves and your friends,
but, remember���no plugging.
New    Wellington,
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City Municipal Matters.
At Monday night's City Council meeting rate schedules for both electric light
and water were exhaustively discussed
and adopted, the rates for the general
consumer not being materially affected.
Special rates weie set for users of large
The Council made arrangements for
taking the half holiday Government referendum on tbe 14th inst., but were disgusted to find the city was saddled with
the cost. The polling places will be:
City Hall, No. 4 Eire Hall, Sapperton,
No. 5 Fire Hall, 13th St., No. 6 Fire
Hall, Queensborough.
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package 10c
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Boiled Ham,   per lb 40c
Veal Loaf, per lb 25c
Roquefort Cheese, per lb--.80c
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There was an unusually good market
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and trading was brisk, at prices which
ruled about the same a last week, though
eggs advanced a point, wholesaling at
30c to 31c, 35c retail. There was a good
supply of poultry, hens bringing 18c to
21c, springs 23c to 28c, while young
ducks were offered at 30c. Meats were
in large supply, particularly vtal, at 14c
to 18c, according to quality, and pork,
8c to 14c. Potatoes, at ��16 to $19 per
ton, were in a little better demand, wi.h
supply still ample.
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The Empire needs food. If you are not in the fighting line you may be in the producing line. Labour
is limited���all the more reason to do more than ever
before. Grow food for the men who are fighting for you. The Allies need all the food that
you can produce. Every little helps. You are responsible for your own work. If you
cannot produce as much as you would like, produce all you can. Work with the right
spirit. Put fighting energy into your effort and produce now when it counts. The more
you produce the more you can save.    Producing and saving are war-service.
Make Your Labour Efficient
In war-time do not waste time and energy on unimportant and unprofitable work. Economize labour.
Put off unproductive work till after the war, and, if
possible, help in producing something needed tow. Let us not waste labour. Canada
needs it all. If possible help to feed the Allies. Make your backyard a productive garden.
Cultivate it with a will.    Make your labour count for as much as possible.
Do Not Waste Materials
There should be no waste in war-time.    Canada could
pay the annual interest on her war expenditure out
of what we waste on our farms, in our factories, in
Every pound of food saved from waste is as good as a pound of increased
The way for a nation to save is for every individual to save.   France is strong
The men and women of Great Britain are not
our homes.
to-day because of thrift in time of peace.
only " doing " but are learning to " do without."
Spend Your Money Wisely
finance the war.
better investment
Practise economy in the home by eliminating luxuries.    Wasting our dollars here weakens our strength
at the Front.     Your savings  will help Canada to
Save your money for the next Dominion War issue.    There can be no
New Westminster, B.C.,  June 9, 1916
Curtain Bung Down on Last Session of
Thirteenth Parliament���Some Interesting Votes and Proceedings of Last
Though the Legislature is dead this
^ime for sure, our review of the proceedings up to and including last week's issue left the last three days' sittings���
those of Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday of last week���to be noted. Following is a summary of the more important
matters dealt with:
In committee on amendments to the
Elections Act, on Monday, May 29, Mr.
Brewster again proposed his amendments which would effectively prevent
personation by furnishing the deputy returning officers with the original signatures of voters on their application to register, for comparison with the signature
which the Attorney-General's bill provides for.
J. P. Shaw (Kamloops) objected that
a man's handwriting changed, in years,
but Mr. Brewster answered this by pointing out that it is on just such comparison of signatures that the banks rely. A
man's writing changed little with the
years, and its characteristics remained
Mr. Ross asked why the leader of the
Opposition did not suggest taking
thumb-prints of voters. It would have
been very useful in a recent by-election.
"Not'as useful as having a friendly
magistrate around," was Mr. Macdon-
aid's shot in reply.
Mr. Ross did not like this reference to
Whelan's plugging in Femie and the
trick by which he escaped punishment
with a fine of a few dollars, but he tried
to smile it off.
Mr. Brewster's amendment was defeated on a straight party vote.
Soldier's Wife or Mother.
' Mr. Williams proposed an amendment
in tavor of giving the vote to wives or
widowed mothers of soldier electors absent on active service at the general
election, on her producing an affidavit of
identity, the wife having precedence
where there is both wife and mother.
The Premier wanted to know how it
was to be decided who was wife, widow
or mother of a returned soldier. What
the hon. gentleman meant by this cryptic and, on the face of it, uncomplimentary remark he did not explain. However, he was emphatic that to decide
who was which would lead to all sorts of
difficulties. And anyway, he said, the
matter of women voting was being left to
the electors, and it would not be wise to
express an opinion in advance of this decision . It was a question which it was
hardly wise to try to settle by piecemeal.
The amendment was lost on the following division:
Aye���Williams, Place, Brewster, Macdonald, MacKenzie���5.
No���All the rest of the House except
a few absent members, among whom
was Mr. Gifford.
Badly Drawn Bill.
The Prohibitional Bill got its final
reading Monday afternoon, after the opposition to it in the ranks of the Premier's supporters had made a final pro-
test.agaiust it. Like most Government
measures, it had been so badly drafted
and so carelessly considered by the responsible Minister before being presented to the House, that even at third
reading it was full of faults. In the
short time between its introduction and
its being rushed through the House on
the last days of the session, there was
little time for its consideration by those
outside the Prohibition Party who were
affected by it and who had not the ad-,
vantage of a private view of it in advance.
One class affected was the clergy who
use wine on sacramental occasions. They
were not consulted on the sections of the
bill affecting them, and the result was
that, if it had gone through, the supply
of wine for communion purposes could
only have been obtained by means that
would have been illegal under the bill.
This being found out, the Premier had
to make a last-minute change in the
Another Muddle Corrected.
Half an hour was spent in committee
on the bill providing for a weekly half
holiday for shop assistants.
Mr. Macdonald pointed out that, while
store-keepers were being compelled to
close their shops against sale to customers, there was nothing in the bill to prevent them keeping their employees engaged for the remainder of the day in
other work about the store.
The Premier corrected this by an addition to the bill prohibiting the presence
of any employee about the shop thirty
minutes after one o'clock on a half holiday.
The Lieutenant Governor in Council
will fix the day (or a half holiday iu unorganized districts and will decide
whether it shall run for the year round
or for certain months. This will only
apply to employees, Mr. I'raser was assured, so that the sixty odd merchants
in the Cariboo who are their own shop
assistants will not be forced to shut up
shop for halt a day or be penalized anywhere from ten to a hundred dollars, as
the hon. gentleman put it.
Injurious} Fishery Regulations.
A considerable portion of the sitting of
Tuesday, May 30, was taken up in discussion of a resolution moved by Parker
Williams that an humble address be presented through His Honor the Lieutenant Governor to the Government of the
Dominion of Canada, praying that such
changes be made iu the fisheries regulations as will effect���
"(a.) That gill-net licenses be issued
to all applicants being citizens, and in
such form as to remove the necessity for
two or more licenses in one season:
"(h.j That the restriction on motor
boats in No. 2 districts be removed:
"(c.) That the system of cannery
rating be discontinued, and all gill-net
licenses be issued to and on behalf and
for the use of the applicant:
" (d,) That cannery licenses be issued
to all applicants without restrictions:
"(e) That the Fisheries Advisory
Board be reconstructed in such manner
as to give the fishermen and  public   re
presentation thereon."
In the preamble to the resolution it
was pointed out that "the issuance of
gill-net licenses restricted to certain
waters and the system of cannery boat
rating serves to place the fisherman in a
position of peonage to the cannery interests;" that "the prohibition against
motor boats in certain areas is a restriction and a needless danger;" that the
Advisory Board "is not representative of
the fishermen or public interest;" that
the refusal to grant further cannery licenses in the uorthern waters ' 'is a 'restriction on industry that serves only to
enrich a favored monopoly," and that
the general effect of the regulations is
"to favor the alien, erect a monopoly,
and prevent the founding of a fishing
population or the upbuilding of the fishing industry iu any true sense."
Mr. Williams, in supporting the resolution, reminded the House that the
fishing industry meant a production of
wealth to the extent of $12,000,000 in the
last year, that it stands fourth in the
sources of provincial wealth to-day-
after mining, lumbering and fanning -
and may take a higher place, and that
therefore anything that affected it was of
the highest importance to the community as a whole. He said he had been
asked to introduce the resolution by
the citizens and Fishermen's Protective
Association of Prince Rupert, who were
in this matter at one Half the twelve
millions derived from the fisheries, continued Mr. Williams, went to the fishermen, and, at the liberal estimate of $500
a man, this would provide for a fishing
population of 12,000, niul, with the allied industries for a population of anywhere from 75,000 to 90,000. But where
the fishing villages and towns, where
were the sturdy fishermen, where was
there any chance of picking up a crew
for a Canadian man-o'-war?
After some discussion, in which Premier Bowser took a leading hand, Mr.
Williams' resolution was finally allowed
to get through the House, emasculated
by an amendment calling upon the Dominion Government to appoint some sort
of a commission to investigate the whole
Power Behind the Throne.
For the second time this session, the
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province is
credited with having taken an active
hand in shaping the legislation of the
Parliament. On the first occasion, according to his chief adviser, who forgot
his oath to keep the king's counsel and
his own, His Honor took objection to
certain of the proposals which it was understood that the Premier >vas going to
make in his prohibition measure, and it
is believed that there were some tense
hours during which neither His Honor
nor the Prime Minister would recede
from their position. In the end the
crown won, it is said, to the extent of
forcing the Premier to accept an arrangement for an appointment of a Royal
Commission to investigate the question
of compensation.
On Tuesday, May 30, His Honor sent
back to the House the shipping bill,
"returned" it, as the message went,
with the recommendation that the House
strike out two sub-sections in section 44
and re-letter the following sub-sections.
These provided that white labor only
shall be employed in the construction of
the ships and that white labor ' shall be
employed in their operation and maintenance so far as regards officers and
Premier Bowser, apologetically to the
House, did as he was told, put the Sniping Bill on the ways again, and patched
it up accordingly.
The Curtain Bung Down.
The curtain was rung down on the
fourth session of the thirteenth Parliament of British Columbia, shortly after
nine o'clock on the evening of Wednesday, May 31.
Promptly at nine o'clock, Lieut.-Governor Barnard attended to announce the
formal prorogation, accompanied by his
private secretary, H. J. Muskett, and
the royal assent was signified to some
eighty-four bills, public and private���
the grist of the session���some of the most
important of which were scrambled
through in the closing hours, without
time for proper consideration. The bills
were read by title bv the Clerk of the
House, Thornton Fell, K.C., who, notes
the Times, was officiating in this capacity for the thirty-eighth time.
Then followed the prorogation speech,
prepared by the Ministers, of course,
read by His Honor in a clear and distinct
voice, which expressed gracious appreciation of "the very earnest and assiduous
efforts" which the legislators had "put
forth in dealing with the many and unusually important subjects that have engaged your" (the aforesaid legislators')
Having escorted His Honor out of the
chamber, Mr. Speaker Eberts returned,
took his seat, and the Provincial Secretary, Hon. Thomas Taylor, announced
formally that the Legislature was prorogued. The national anthem was sung
by all.
The Premier and the members of the
Government entertained the members,
officials of the House, and members of
the press gallery to supper in the Parliament grill later.
As noted last week, a minute of Council was afterwards published, fixing the
date for the issue of writs in the general
election on Julv 5, which will bring polling day about the end of August or first
of September.
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Family   Washing
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Klectric.   Ironing and every
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Meat Paste, fine for sandwiches,
large jar 20c
Fish Paste,   large jar  20c
Simcoejam, 2 jars  25
Ripe Pineapples, each  35c
Seal of Alberta Flour, 49-lb.
bag $1-70
Minced Clams,   2 tins ��� ������' 25c
Datenttt Butter,   jar 25c
Dromedary Dates,   2  pkgs...250
M. & J. Coffee, sure to please,
lb 4()c
Pure Italian Olive Oil, as good
and as pure as you would get
in a 50c bottle and about the
same quantity for, tin 30c
Which Shall It Be?
1 Wednesday, or Saturday, half-
holday. We favor Saturday.
Your co-operation on election
day will be appreciated.
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Phone 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2nd St. Phone 598
Edmonds, Cray Block     Phone 1111L
Sapperton, Guhr Block      Phone 1012
Painting Season
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James & McClughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B. C.
Phone 302
Gossard Lace Front Corsets
The continued increase in our sales of Gossard Corsets is accounted for by the fact
that women are quick to appreciate the
comfort of a correctly fitted pair of corsets.
Our service includes this personal fitting
by competent members of our staff who
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Most women who read the various women's
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W. S. Collister & Co.
The Store  for Women's Wear
Special sale of Indies' Trimmed Mil-
linerv Friday and Saturday. Regular
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McLeod Block
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Quality, Quantity and Service  is our
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Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN   REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering and
Manufacturers of  Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Office and  Works:
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Our  Companies'   Assets  Exceed $650,000,000
See Us for Rates
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Phone 498 Box 801
Room 1, Hart Block
New  Westminster,   B. C.
Some doughnuts seein to be
made to wear, but Grant's
doughnuts are made to eat.
As brown as ripe berries inside, and solid and mealy
when you break through.
Per doz. 15 cts.
Baked in the bakery on  Columbia, cor. of Begbie
Triangle Fine Art Play
The story of a great stock  market.    Every business
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Triangle Keystone Comedy
with Keystone Players in
.  "The Best of Enemies" .
Mack Sennett production
Friday Afternoon and Night and Saturday
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