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THE   PACIFIC
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CANADIAN
Vol. I.
Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, March 10, 1916.
Number 1
INTRODUCTORY.
That there are two sides to every question is a truism.
That truth is many-sided, like the facets of a diamond or
prism, is an elaboration of the same idea, perhaps beyond
every-day, practical recognition. All will subscribe, however,
to the duality of truth���in other worde, to the proposition that
for the elucidation of a well-balanced, approximately correct
idea of any subject or question, it is necessary that the critical
faculty be exercised to the extent at least of examining that
subject or question from two view pointe���the affirmative and
the negative.
Our courts of law recognize this principle. Our system of
constitutional government is virtually based upon it. It is not
for nothing that man himself, the thinking and the governing
animal par excellence, has been given two eyes and two ears,
to enlighten and to warn on both sides; that all nature is dual;
that, under Divine ordination, two great cosmic forces, working
in opposition, hold the worlds in equipoise and ordered movement, where else were confusion and chaos. In the moral,
social and political spheres, indissolubly conjoined, this great
law cannot be disregarded with impunity. Where there is no
vision, says an inspired authority, the people perish. Paraphrased and applied to our argument, it may be asserted,
where there is no vision or presentation of the full-rounded,
well-balanced truth on all public questions and issues kept
constantly before the public mind���in contradistinction to the
one-sided and distorted view that must otherwise obtain���the
people assuredly do perish���in the spoilation and ultimate
deprivation of their most vital rights and interests.,
For the "horrible example" in illustration and substantiation of these self-evident truths, we have not far to go���we
have only to refer to our own Province of British Columbia.
It will not be denied that we have had for years in this Province a scandalously and most detrimentally one-sided state of
things, relatively speaking, journalistically and politically,
which has been accurately mirrored and reproduced���legitimate and inevitably fruitage���in the grotesque and hideous
travesty on representative institutions of a practically onesided Provincial Legislature; which, after working untold injury to the vital and permanent interests of the country, is but
now, with the autocratic and unscrupulous Administration
which procured it, toppling over and falling to pieces before
our eyes, from the inherent rottenness and top-heaviness of
the" combination and the shrewd blows administered through
the by-elections by the long suffering but at last fairly aroused
and alarmed electorate.
The work of political regeneration, so well begun, is yet
to be finished, however, in the general elections, that cannot
now be long deferred. And the deep-seated causes that have
made possible such an anomaly and monstrosity as the Legislature and Government whose obsequies we (that is, the people)
hope soon, with good reason, to celebrate, have to be cured, if
we would avoid the recurrence of such abnormal excrescences
in the body politic, and generally cleanse and clarify the fountains and currents of our political and civic life, in which all
governments, good, bad and indifferent, take their rise and
have their being.
It is with the hope and desire of assisting, however humbly,
in this good and necessary work���to the extent at least of
supplying a needed corrective to the one-sided discussion of
public questions and issues that has been particularly apparent in this part of the Province for some years, through the
lack of a journalistic champion for the other side���that The
Pacific Canadian enters the lists, as an independent exponent
and advocate of Liberal and reform iprinciples and policies, at
this fateful and destined to be widely reconstructive era in
the development of British Columbia, as an integral part of
the Canadian Dominion and the great world-wide Empire to
which we belong.
THE WORLD WAR.
The war, we have always with us, at least since those fateful first days of August, 1914, which seem so far removed in
point of time now. It is the one stupendous, overshadowing,
all-absorbing fact and topic of our lives���that portentous, unprecedented world struggle that is convulsing Europe and
drawing all nations Into Its vortex. We had all but convinced
ourselves, that Is, we of British birth and traditions, that
great wars between civilized peoples were things of the past,
matters of history, and, when we sang, "Britons never will be
slaves," lt was rather with a retrospective thrill of pride and
vicarious heroism, thinking of the freedom purchased for us
by our forefathers on many a well fought field. Little did we
realize, although the signs were not altogether wanting, that
this generation would be called upon to maintain those dearly-
bought liberties in the most tremendous armed conflict of all
history.
When the dreadful storm, which Britain's statesmen tried
by every honorable means to avert, broke, however, the nation
���the whole Empire���pulled itself together and speedily disappointed the hopes of those who fondly imagined that peace
and peaceful aspirations had palsied Britannia's arm. Nerved
by the consciousness that their cause is a righteous and a noble
one and that they are fighting, not only for the maintenance
of the British Empire, but for the cause of civilization and the
liberties of the world, the people of Great and Greater Britain
have risen to the occasion in a manner worthy the best traditions of a glorious past, and, with their splendid allies, are
slowly but surely encompassing the complete overthrow of the
enemy who has shattered the peace of Europe and made grim
war for a time the principle concern of mankind.
monthly. Death-dealing flotillas under the sea, as well as
floating fortresses on its surface. Scouts, skirmishers, and
dragons of destruction flying in the air; while the earth
trembles beneath the tread of unnumbered legions, horse, foot
and artillery, whose detonations rend the heavens, while the
"smoke of their torment" and the poisonous gasseR of the
Huns obscure the sun.
With war on such a scale and under such conditions, it is
not surprising that most preconceptions and expectations,
founded on past experience, have been disappointed or reversed. While the British navy has been doubtless the most
potent factor in the war making for the ultimate victory of the
Allies, we are still waiting for the opportunity for our Trafalgar. On land, the struggle seems Interminable. Instead of a
detached, well-defined and decisive Waterloo or Sedan, we
have one great, more or less inconclusive, battle merging into
another. It is as if two steel- and fire-scaled, serpentine
monsters were stretched side by side from the western seaboard half across Europe and from the Baltic to the Danube,
with their tails lashing in the Balkans and Mesopotamia, and
these monsters were writhing and straining in a death struggle,
which will only end when one���and we can now guess pretty
shrewdly which���is overpowered and strangled. With the
dramatic factors in military strategy of surprise, outflanking
movements, and the destruction of communications almost precluded by the conditions and devices of up-to-date warfare,
there seems nothing for it but a war of attrition and exhaustion.
Such a war, it will be hardly necessary to say, imposes the
severest possible strain on the heroism, endurance, and other
soldierly virtues of the troops engaged, and nobly ha.ve they
sustained the ordeal, Frenchmen and Russians, Italians and
Serbians, vieing with Britishers in prodigies of valor and the
courageous facing of heavy odds In the earlier stages of the
conflict. The stolid bravery of the Germanic foe, worthy of a
better cause, has been marred by the perpetration of the most
atrocious and fiendish barbarities, on land and sea. Overlooking for the moment the unspeakable calamity of the war to the
nations involved and to the world, the great cataclysm has been
the occasion of a most remarkable demonstration of the solidarity of the British Em>pire and the virility and chivalry of the
British peoples. In a war not of their making, the young manhood of Canada and of the other overseas Dominions has, with
that of the motherland, thrilled to the call of this latest and
greatest Crusade, for the safeguarding an'' preserving to humanity of the living principles of practical Christianity in international relations against the dfltormire:". attacks of a
reincarnated brutal Paganism, and, for these hign ideals and
the preservation of the Empire which champions them, is freely
making the supreme sacrifice on the blood-drenched historic
fields of Europe and Asia Minor. This glorious legacy we shall
have from this terrible war, when final victory, which is
assured, shall have crowned the cause of our allies and ourselves.
THE BY-ELECTIONS.
The two chief centres of population in British Columbia,
the political capital and the commercial capital, embracing between them not far from half the population and registered
voters of the Province, have spoken, in response to Premier
Bowser's appeal for endorsement of his technically and avowedly new "business" Government���and the answer of these two
great representative urban constituencies, Island and Lower
Mainland respectively, having an aggregate representation in
the House of ten, is the most emphatic negative that could
possibly be given. The verdict is even more significant and
unmistakable of the attitude and temper of the electorate of the
whole Province toward the Bowser Government and its immediate predecessor, of which Mr. Bowser was himself the deus
ex machlna, when we recall that the result in Rossland, a
representative Interior constituency, was, in the circumstances,
a virtual defeat of the Government, a former Government majority of 168 obtained by a private supporter of the Government
being turned into a bare majority of nine for the same candidate seeking re-election as a Minister���and that by grace of a
Socialist candidate run to split the Liberal vote!
And what a war ! What a colossal theatre and scale of
operations, beggaring description and bankrupting the imagination. Armies numbered by millions, Instead of hundreds
of thousands.   Costs mounting by billions in place of millions
The circumstances leading tt|) to the calling of this for the
Government disastrous trio of by-elections are too fresh in the
public mind to require uny labored review. About the middle
of December last, former Premier Sir Richard McBride resigned both the Premiership and his seat in the House, after eight
or nine months of the most painfully strained relations with his
Attorney-General and partner in the dual dictatorship of British Columbia for the past decade and more. By strict constitutional usage, AttorneyiGeneral Bowser was then entrusted
by the Lieutenant-Governor with the task of forming a technically new Administration. A few months prior to this, Finance Minister Price Ellison had been quietly retired to private
life on account of having unfortunately got mixed up in a more
or less compromising (for a Minister of the Crown���and of
Agriculture) preferential live stock deal at the Provincial
Government "Colony Farm" at Essondale. His place in the
Cabinet was not filled at the time, Mr. Bowser "taking it on"
as acting Minister. About the time Premier McBride resigned,
Hon. Henry Esson Young, Provincial Secretary and Minister of
Education, was also jettisoned by Mr. Bowser as being a little
off color for his "new" Government on account of a stock deal
of a slightly different nature���coal company stock to the tune
of $105,000, which obliging promoters had put in the Hon.
Minister's name, perhaps through no fault of his! Thus Premier Bowser began life in his new dignity as head of the Government with three square or round holes, to be filled by as
many round or square pegs, in his happy family. Hence the
three by-elections.
But it will be propsr to premise here that no by-elections
were necessary, or dotdrable in the public interest,   Premier
Bowser had the option of the more constitutional, expedient,
and much more economical, alternative of submitting his new
Government and avowedly renovated policy to the judgment of
the electorate as a whole in a general election, which must be
held in any event, owing to the expiry of the Legislature, in the
course of two or three months. The valliant Mr. Bowser, however, preferred to throw economy to the winds, by indulging in
a costly unnecessary session and by-elections on the eve of an
inevitable general election, and incurring thereby the odium of
the moral poltroon thus (pictured by the poet:
He either fears hie late too much,
Or his deserts are small,
Who dare not put it to the touch
To win or lose it all.
He deliberately���it took him from the middle of Oecember until nearly the end of February to make up his mind���invoked
the arbitrament of the three admittedly most representative
by-elections, and, had he won, would undoubtedly have triumphantly claimed and proclaimed the result as a vindication
and endorsement of himself and his Administration by the
Province as a whole.
As every one knows, the result, instead of being a vindication and endorsement, constituted in all the circumstances a
most exemplary and overwhelming condemnation and repudiation of the Administration and all its works past and present;
for the late Administration, technically speaking, of which the
present is only a patched up continuance, is not dissociated for
a moment in the public mind from the one which owns Premier
Bowser as titular head. Having appealed to the by-elections,
and by the by-elections having been emphatically condemned,
it might be supposed that Premier Bowser, Attorney-General
Bowser, Mr. Bowser the man���experienced politician, statesman if you will, jurist of more or less standing, ordinarily good
(if not cheap) sport���would manfully, constitutionally, decently accept the verdict, abide by the result of his own invocation.
But what do we find, instead? The crowning insult and effrontery, added to all the injury which this Government and its
immediate predecessor have inflicted upon the vital interests
of the country, of lightly, flippantly, and contemptuously referring to and treating this most deliberate and crushing verdict of condemnation by the electorate as of no moment or significance at all���merely a puerile desire on the part of the
people, as the Premier and his political and journalistic echoes
assert, to give this precious Government the benefit of "some
opposition" in the Legislature! What sort of a hint would
these seasoned saurians take that the country is sick unto
death of the whole unsavory lot, and only wants them as quickly and decently as they can, to "crawl into their holes and pull
their boles in after them?"
Dropping figurative and indirect language altogether���.
which such people evidently could not understand any more
apparently than they can a slap in the face���the Bowser Government and its apologists are very much mistaken if they are
seriously hugging the delusion that the people are going to
stand for that discredited and thrice condemned combination
putting through the present moribund, fag-end Legislature
anything but absolutely necessary and routine measures, including such estimates as are necessary for carrying on the
public service, and reserving all vitally important financial and
similar proposals to be dealt with by a Legislature fresh from
and truly representative of the people, under the guidance of
an Administration which has the confidence and support, instead of the contempt and reprobation, of the electorate.
ABOUT OURSELVES.
Do not judge this paper by its size at the start. No normal,
healthy infant makes its advent full grown. It would be
viewed with suspicion and apprehension if it did. We have
come to stay. Watch us grow. We have also come to "fill a
long-felt want." They always do. In this particular instance
there is no doubt about it. In fact, nothing so soft as felt
would fittingly typify that want. It might more appropriately
be described as a long hard-boiled or reinforced-concrete want
���the want of a public journal in this "neck of the woods"
politically speaking to correct the natural tendency to a
grotesque lop-sidedness in the discussion of public issues when
ono side has It all its own way and the other side is not voiced
at all, or only intermittently.
The Pacific Canadian will be on the job all the time, not
necessarily only or always on strictly political questions, but
all questions that affect the public welfare. It has no axe to
grind, no hobby to ride, no grouch to ventilate. It also has no
strings on it, and will endea-vor to so conduct itself that the
Hies will not find it a congenial or comfortable roosting place,
either. In short, its purpose is to be as free and breezy (while
not "too fresh"), and salubrious withal, as the great western
ccean whose vitalizing currents sweep the incomparable coast
line of British Columbia, from which this paper takes its name.
The Pacific Canadian (it will not be a peace-at-any-prir.e
Canadian) proposes to have a say from time to time In most
things that interest the community, broadly speaking, keeping
New Westminster City and District matters and interests paramount, but narrow in nothing, in intention at least. All measures for the material and moral betterment of the community
and the country will have its support.
Advertisers will have the benefit of a large guaranteed
circulation from the start throughout New Westminster City
and District particularly, which will be maintained while our
subscription list is levelling up. Readers who get The Pacific
Canadian earlier issues free, by mail or delivery, are invited
thereby to become subscribers, at the moderate price of $1.00
per year, 50 cents for six months, 25 cents for three months, or
10 cents per month, and thue help materially In developing
the paper rapidly Into a larger and more effective and influential public journal,
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New Westminster, B.C., March 10, 1916
THE   PACIFIC   CANADIAN
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New Westminster, B. C,  by the Pacific Canadian Printing   ' "' ,,���-,,.,,
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HERE AND THERE.
The Russians continue to force the German-Turks to "move
on" on the Caucasus front, while the frantic Teutonic drive at
Verdun against the Franco-British stone wall is netting the
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SNAP SHOTS.
Something dropped.
It was time for a change.
u.
It Is a long lane that has no turn.
B, C. to Bowser:   "Nevermore be officer of mine!"
Bowser's "Business Government" has been given notice to
quit.
The hour has struck for the political regeneration of British
Columbia.
C
One of the "late" Government papers referred to Mr. M. A.
Macdonald, M.P.P., the other day, as the "junior" membor for
Vancouver. The appellation in question does not refer in that
connection to the number of years to a man's credit, but to the
relative number of votes polled by the respective members
representing a constituency which has a plural representation.
As Mr. Macdonald holds the record vote in either Vancouver or
British Columbia, he is "senior" member "by a large majority."
There was a "Crisis in B
ment know it now!
Sir Thomas Mackenzie, addressing the Associated Chambers
of Commerce in London, England, recently, said that the time
and the Bowser Govern-  has now arrived for the Overseas Dominions to have a voice
in the affairs of the Empire.    If Canada, New Zealand, Aus-
���.    D      .   .   n~ _��__���>�������*.    -atn���A ������. ������������ ,u   ������a������ trnlia and India were prepared to take a share in the respons-
The People to the Government:     Stand not upon the order  ,������,.    ���.       .,,.,,��.   ,
.' ,,��� ibtlity, they should be heard at the deliberations of the Empire,
your go ng,   u        . ^ ord j}esborougn stated that at the Imperial conference on
The Octopus has got it in the neck. Now watch the ten- trade to be held at Toronto in September, Australia, New Zealand and India as well as Great Britain would be fully
represented.
tacles shrivel and relax.
No action of the short-lived Bowser Government, residuary
legatee of the McBride-Boweer Government, will so become it
as taking leave of life.
Found guilty by its peers.
t   Premier Bowser actually descended to the triviality, in his
Capital sentence passed and Vancouver political arguments, of suggesting that Mr. M. A.
Macdonald, in contesting the return of the- "late" Hon. C. E.
Tisdall, was actuated by a desire to grab the $1,500 consolation
prize hung up, with remarkable foresight, by Mr. Bowser's
Government, last session, as a salary for the leader of His
Majesty's loyal Opposition!    Passing over the insinuation that
confirmed.   Exit, by the gallows route, at general election.
The people of British Columbia have said emphatically that
tliey don't want and will not have a government of "shreds and
patches."
That other "Heavenly Twin," the Roblin (Manitoba) Gov- Mr. Macdonald would be disloyal to his leader, Mr. Brewster,
ernment, crumpled up and  faded away, some months back, the joke is altogether on Mr. Bowser, who evidently had a
rather than face a general election.    Will Bowser do likewise, shrewd premonition of coming events when he provided th'is
or will he brazen it out? little solatium for the leader of the Opposition at Victoria. Mr.
The anxious organs, watching Bowser Government turning Bowser's late senior partner, Sir Richard, fell back in good
thrillers in  fall from dizzy sky-scraper, reassure each other order on a somewhat more sumptuous solatium, Lucky Dick!
and victim by shouting:   "All right so far," as successive down- He dug out before the storm broke and when the walking was
ward stages are passed.   It's all right���until the dull thud! good.
The general election will now be pretty much a matter of
form; but bring it on, and let us bury the remains of Bowser- It is understood that the Hearst Government of Ontario
ism out of sight and smell. will at the present session prepare a prohibition measure for
Quit foiling now, Mr. Bowser, and play ball! You're "out," submission to the electors of the province.   As the Opposition
and the people will be very impatient of any excuses or pre- is already pledged to a prohibition policy it may be placed be-
texts for you "hanging on" a moment longer than is decently fore the people during the summer.   The Nova Scotia Legisla-
necessary. ture is discussing a prohibition bill introduced by Mr. Corning,
.This is the last session of the thirteenth parliament of of Yarmouth, an Opposition member.    Manitoba electors will
vote on' the prohibition referendum a week from tomorrow.-
News-Advertiser. k might be worth while to remark that
British Columbia is making pretty good progress in the same
noble procession. Eveir*thc Bowser Government hitched its
waning star to the water wagon, the other day. Whether it
vlll stay hitched remains to be seen, in face of the pressure that
it is said is being brought to bear.
British Columbia and the thirteenth year of the McBride-
Bowser Government. Unlucky Napoleon Bowser! His Waterloo seems to be due.
Just three little���or rather big���by-elections, "but, oh!
what a difference in the morning!" They have changed the
whole face of things politically in the Province and opened up
an horizon bright with promise of assured and immediate betterment in political and economic conditions. 	
A caustic speaker in the late Vancouver by-election cam- The strong Conservative Government of Ontario had a
paign, we think it was Sir Charles Tupper, said aptly that the similar experience a week ago or so, on a small scale as to
Bowser Government was coming before the people on crutches political significance and effects, to what the Bowser Govern-
and would go back on stretchers. Vancouver certainly kicked ment ran up against in this Province. There was a by-elec-
one of the artificial supports away with a vengeance, and Vic- tion in Peel, and the Government insisted on putting up an
toria sent the other spinning. What's left of the political objectionable candidate, Fallis, implicated in war horse deal
wreckage is hardly worth calling up the ambulance for, the "rake-off," although the Liberal Opposition had offered to
scavanger wagon will do just as well. allow the election to go by acclamation if some other candi-
"Mr. Cowper's frivolities about the Dominion Trust," is a Ciate were nut forward. Result: Conservative candidate
quotation from the News-Advertiser, recently, concerning Mr. turned down so hard it made his teeth rattle, although the
Cowper's very serious charges against Mr. Bowser and the Government had carried the general election by a large maj-
Bowser Government in connection with the tragically serious oritv- The verdict is hailed not as a party triumph, but as a
matter to thousands of victimized depositors of the late Dom- healthy sign that the public conscience of the country is
inion Trust.    Wonder what the N.-A.'s idea of something too awakening.   Here too!
serious to  be  "frivolous"  really  is.    Perhaps the  avenging 	
Nemesis now closing in remorselessly on the N.-A.'s pet, but        Saskatchewan is having its political troubles.    They have
ill-fated Government? a Liberal Government there, Walter Scott at its head.    They
Congratulations to Harlan Carey Brewster, Liberal leader also have a measure of prohibition, after some years of agita-
and heir apparent to the Premiership of British Columbia. He tion and legislation. The trouble arose over this question,
did yeoman service In the Legislature (1907-1912) as member According to disclosures or charges now being made, the
for Alberni, till driven out by the "big stick" and big money liquor interests, as far back as 1913 systematically and secret-
of a. Government whose deeds and intents were so sinister that ly bribed some twelve of the Liberal majority members to vote
they could brook no criticism or opposition in the Legislature, against the "Banish the Bar" measure. It is also charged that
Now, appropriately returned as a representative or the Capital In 1915, Hon. Robert Rogers, of Manitoba notoriety, now Min-
City by an unprecedented majority over his Ministerial oppon- Ister of Public Works in the Borden Government, conspired
ent, he/Will be able to resume his interrupted work, backed by with the liquor interests of 'Saskatchewan to bring about by
a doughty colleague and by the two Socialist representatives, tne use of a large corruption fund the downfall of the Scott
and presently take the reins of government. Government   At least two Royal Commissions are on the tapis
If tho Bowser Government had a few more by-elections to  t0 gel at tlle boUom of things, and it is a wholesame sign of
bring on, Its own grandmother���which we may suppose Is the   the tlmeB that ^'be���18 are just as anxious to have the. mess
Victoria Colonist���wouldn't recognize either the Government  cleanecl un as tnelr opponents.    The Government, individually
or Its platform.    As it was going down the toboggan slide��� or c��llectively, so far, does not appear to be implicated.
Rossland-Vancouver-Victoria���it was busy desperately throw- 	
ing out rotten timber of its own and grabbing one after the        The latest suggested use for the submarine is as an effi-
other sound planks from the Liberal platform.   After the fran- cient  vehicle  for  arctic  exploration,  Its  advantages  in   this
tic readjustment in Victoria, the other day, the Bowser derelict connection being set forth in a recent article in International
was sloshing around in the Prohibition fresh-water pond, hang-  Marine Engineering, New York, by Simon Lake, a well-known
ing on with bulging eyes to a raft made up almost entirely of American inventor and builder of craft of that type.   The idea
planks cribbed bodily from the Liberal platform.    An ass in  ifi to run the submarine under the polar ice, of course, instead
the lion's skin wasn't in it! of over or through it, as other polar conveyances have to go,
  * very slowly and painfully, it has been found.   It is proposed to
...     .,,���,���,, fit such a submarine with bearing wheels to run along smooth-
Vice-Admiral  Sir  David  Beatty,   writing of the  war,  In  ly just under the lce, and also witn means oE bori      and   1��
which he has so greatly distinguished himself, says: "Surely necessary, blasting openings through the ice from beneath. It
Almighty God does not intend.this war to be just a hideous ts obvlouB that the exeremely low temperature encountered in
fracas. There must he a purpose in it; improvement must polar expeditions ordinarily would be avoided by this mode of
come out of it In what direction? France has already shown travel, and the usual two-year itinerary would be reduced to
us the way, and has risen out of her ruined cities with a revival about ten days for the round trip, not including stop-over
of religion tha is wonderful. Russia has been welded into a privileges, the inventor estimating that the under-ice glide
whole and religion plays a great part. Britain still remains would be made at the rate of about a hundred miles a day. In
to be taken out of the stupor of self-satisfaction and com- the course of his interesting exposition, Mr. Lake incidentally
n acency into which her flourishing condition has steeped her. makes the startling announcement that "an under-ico sub-
Until she can be stirred out of this condition, until a religious marine for mail transportation in Vancouver Harbor has ac-
levival takes place just so long will the war continue. When tually been In contemplation by the Canadian authorities."
she can look on the future with humbler eyes and a prayer Our sister city on that ice-locked inlet has our sincerest sym-
on her lrps, then we can begin to count the daye towards the pathies-actually makes us shiver to think of it. Dr. Cooke
en ' ought to be wired to, perhaps he could help.
When House
Cleaning
come to us for
Alabastine for walls
Floor Wax and Varnish
for floors
Johnson's Wood Dyes &
Stains
Best Quality Polishes for Pianos and Furniture. Ready-
Mixed Paints and Brushes for all purposes. Polishing
Mops and Cloths.    Waxing Brushes, Etc.
ANDERSON  &  LUSBY
634 Columbia Street
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737 Columbia St. 309 Sixth St.
Wholesale and Retail Dealers in All Kinds of
Fresh    and     Home   Cured   Meats,
PorK Pies,   BlacK and  White
Puddings,   Ayrshire  Bacon, Cambridge PorK
Sausage
All Kinds of Farm Produce Bought for Cash
NEW WESTMINSTER, B.C.
Phone 219
Hudson   Decorating   Store
61 Sixth St.     Phone 511
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and Tinting Colors
Papers, Burlaps and Leathers all Reduced
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IF you want anything in our line don't purchase  until
you get our prices on Pianos, Victrolas, and Edison Diamond Amberolas
We are making Special Prices on Sewing Machines
for two weeks.
Write us for prices.    It will pay you
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New Westminster, B. C.
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House and Property Agents.
Insurance in all its Branches in Standard Companies.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent, $2.50 and up per annum.
Agent for the Canada Life Assurance Company.
We act as Executor and Trustee under Wills, and  we  will   be
pleased to advise and assist you in drawing up your Will.
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THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
Page 8
LOCAL AND GENERAL.
Kodak time has commenced, and
the best place for your supplies is
Hurndall'e, 648 Columbia street, New
Westminster. *
The funeral of the late Mrs.
Eleanor Murray, wife of Councillor
John Murray, of 'McKay, Burnaby,
whose death occurred on Monday afternoon, in her 56th year, was held
yesterday afternoon from Armstrong
and Hotson's parlors in Vancouver
to the Mountain View cemetery.
One of the Royal City's gallant
and adventurous young men, Stanley
V. Trapp, is now a fully fledged sub-
flight lieutenant, training in England for aviation work at the front.
In a recent letter to his father, Mr.
T. J. Trapp, he gives a thrilling account of his first 5000-feet ascent in
his own aeroplane, alone.
British Columbia troops will probably go into camp again this year at
Vernon, according to late dispatches
from Ottawa. It had previously been
announced that summer camps for
corps west of Winnipeg would be
at Sewell, Manitoba. It is also announced that the 72nd Seaforth
Highlanders will furnish another
Overseas' battalion.
A resolution calling on the Government to enact a bill at the present
sitting of the Legislature admitting
the women of British Columbia to
the franchise on equal terms with
men was unanimously carried at a
mass-meeting held at the Labor Temple, Vancouver, Thursday night of
last week, under the auspices of the
B. C. Suffrage League. Mrs. Ralph
Smith, Miss Eileen Tutty and Mr. J.
S. Cowper were the speakers, and all
agreed that the present was an opportune time to renew their demands
on the Government.
Premier Bowser, it is said, has
agreed to meet a delegation of the
Licensed Victuallers' Association
within the next few days. The delegation will produce figures to show
the amount of money locked up in
the business in British Columbia in
���an endeavor to induce the Government to provide in some measure at
least a way by which the people may
have a vote on the compensation feature of the question.
One of the oldest and most respected -pioneers of the Fraser Valley,
Thomas Haney, who gave his name to
the thriving farming and industrial
settlement of Port Haney, where he
had lived with his family since 1876,
has passed away. He is survived by
his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Alex.
Morrison and Miss Elizabeth Haney,
and two sons, Prank, train dispatcher
at Revelstoke, and Daniel, of Port
Haney.
The death occurred at Nanaimo on
Thursday of Dr. Frank Stuart Reynolds, former publisher of the Vancouver Daily Ledger, Nanaimo Herald, Ladysmith Ledger and Ashcroft
Journal, and one of the best known
���citizens of the province. Dr. Reynolds for some time was engaged in
mining in Alaska and was collector of
���customs at Juneau for several years.
The city is preparing to proceed
"with it��� litigation with the Canadian
Northern Railway Company to collect
taxes on the company's property in
this city not in use for railway purposes. Having failed in the first
/ rounds, the company is now commencing proceedings to have its property in question declared exempt
from taxation. On the suggestion of
Mr. W. G. McQuarrie, the city will
��nter a counter claim to this action
lor taxes alleged to be due, and, if
the railway does not press its claim,
the city will press the counterclaim
Mr. Joseph Martin, K.C., has endorsed
the opinion of the city solicitor that
the city has a good case.
The weather man seems to be trying for new records this season. The
snowfall of January and February,
for depth and length of time covered,
had "the oldest inhabitait" guessing to recall a parallel, and the unceasing heavy rainfall for nearly a
week now is another "corker." The
South Westminster flats look something like the description of the
��� earth's surface in the old geographies
���land and water, with the accent on
the water���and the roads through
low-lying sections generally resemble
the Venetian highways. In tliis city,
besides the flooding of cellars and
other damage, the residence of Mr
J. W. Harvey, in the Glen, was actually invaded as to the lower storey,
to the inconvenience of the occupants
and the damage of furniture, etc.
The exigencies of assembling and
"building" a newspaper, in a limited
time, must be responsible for omissions and defects of which the publishers are perhaps more keenly
cognizant than the public. Some projected features and special articles,
like little Ikey, got "killed in the
" rush," and in more ways than one
there is room for improvement. It
will take a little time, as in most
incipient enterprises, to get things
"licked into shape."
John Oliver, member to be for
Dewdney, was in the city this week,
having returned from an effective
campaigning tour of Rossland and
Victoria. He returned to Victoria,
Tuesday, to assist in the good work
of the Opposition in the Legislature.
Mr. Hector Ferguson, assessor for
Maple Ridge municipality, was in the
city  yesterday,  on  a  business  visit.
Mr. E. W. Port, well known in
New Westminster twenty yeare ago,
spent a day in town this week. Mr.
Port, who has lived in the North for
many years, is now a member of the
C2nd Battalion (Vancouver), whioh
is on the eve of its departure for the
Old Country, there to finish training
before going to the front,
en attention to.    Phone 55.
Read our advertisements���all of
them���in this issue They are as interesting as the reading matter, which
is saying a good deal, if we do say
it ourselves.
If any one is missed in the distribution of The Pacific Canadian,
and wants a copy of the paper, he
or she can obtain same by calling at
the office, 761 Carnarvon street.
We are still doing business at the
old stand. If there is anything we
can do for you in the plumbing, heating or sheet metal line, 'phone 586.
Mannering & MacKenzie' will give
your needs their immediate attention. *
Mr. David Whiteside, Liberal candidate, will give an address to the
Young Liberal Association, at the
club rooms, Westminster Trust
Building, Wednesday eveniug next,
15th inst., on "The Ideals of Liberalism." All, inespective of political
complexion, are cordially iu/.ted to
be present.
Sangster & Macdonell solicit your
next order for Job Printing. 761 Carnarvon St.    Phone 55. *
Floods Interrupt Traffic.
On account of the overflow of
Glen Creek, caused by the heavy
rains, undermining Columbia street
at that point, traffic on the B C. E.
R., C. P. R��� and G. N. R. was temporarily interrupted in that direction,
the B. C. E. R., however, maintaining a transfer service, through the
foresight of getting a number of
cars across before the tracks were
completely "washed out." It was expected that the regular service of
the B. C. E. R., at least, would be
resumed about noon today (Friday).
Passing of Pat Smyth.
The familiar figure of Pat Smyth,
as he was known to his many friends
and associates, will be seen no more
on the streets, death having claimed
him, after a long illness, at his home
in this city, early yesterday morning.
Mr. Patrick Smyth was born in
County Louth, Ireland, nearly eighty
years ago, but spent the years of his
manhood in this Province, for the
greater part in this city, where he
gave thirty-three years' faithful and
absolutely blameless public service
as a guard in the B. C. Penitentiary,
in recognition of which he was presented on his retirement, some three
years ago, with the Imperial long-
service medal, a rare and prized
decoration. The late Mr. Smyth
leaves a widow, but no family. The
funeral will take place from the residence, 422 Third avenue, Saturday
morning at 9 o'clock, to the Roman
Catholic cemetery.
TRY THE TEA ROOMS
There are days, no doubt, when
you cannot spare the time to go
home to lunch.
On such days - my Tea Rooms
offer ample variety for an enjoyable repast.
My counters are plentifully supplied and the service (cafeteria
system) saves unnecessary lobs of
time.
Many ladies find this feature a
pleasant ending to a shopping trip
down town.
The sandwiches, tea, coffee,
cocoa, etc.. are the best and always correct in the details.
T. H.  GRANT
Bake Ovetu,  Store and I.unch Room
Columella nnd Begbie Streets
PHONK 80
COAL
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Lump, Nut, pea
and SlacK
JOSEPH MAVERS
Foot Sixth St.        Phone 105
Liberal Smoker.
A well attended, enthusiastic and
enjoyable smoker was held Wednesday night in the Liberal Club rooms,
Westminster Trust block, Clarkson
street, under the auspices of the
Young Men's Liberal Association.
Addresses were delivered by Mr. R.
Carter Higgins, president; Mr. D.
Whiteside, Liberal candidate for the
city; and Mr. J. W. deB. Farris, one
of the Liberal candidates for Vancouver. Variety was lent by a much
appreciated programme of vocal and
instrumental music and monologues, <
by Messrs. Kelly, Ellis, Welsh and
Morris. ,
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Limited.
Bee Keepers' Supplies
Shelf and Heavy Hardware
Graniteware and Tinware
Stoves and Ranges
Paints, Oils, Varnishes
Mill Supplies, Etc.
Farming Machinery
Automobiles and Accessories
T. J. TRAPP & CO., Ltd.
Phones:
Store 59       Office 196
Machinery  and   Auto   Dept.   691
Deatii of Mrs. (Dr.) White.
Mrs. J. H. White, wife of Rev. Dr.
White, superintendent of missions of
the Methodist church in British Columbia, died in St. Paul's Hospital,
Vancouver, Sunday afternoon, in her
59th year, after an illness extending
over several years. Mrs. White was
widely known in Methodist circles in
this province, and particularly in New
Westminster, where she and her husband lived at Intervals during the
past thirty years. She was born at
St. John's, Welland county, Ontario,
and was married to Dr. White and
came to this city in 1887, on his appointment to the old Mary street
church, residing here until 181)0.
The late Mrs. White is survived by
her husband, one daughter, Mrs. J.
0 McDonald, and four sons, Edward
W. White or the horticultural department, Victoria, George B. White,
principal of Strathcona school, Chilliwack; Arthur H. White, at Guelph
College, and Harold M. White, of the
Sixth Field Company, Canadian Engineers.
The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon, from Queen's Avenue Methodist church to the Fraser cemetery,
Rev. W. W. Abbott, pastor, conducting the services. The pallbearers
were Rev. Dr. A. M Sanford, Rev.
E. Manuel, Rev A. E. Roberts, Mr.
D. S. Curtis, Mr. Chas. Cliff and Mr. \ \
C. J. Robson.
City Market.
The condition of tlie roads, wagon and
rail, pretty well demoralized the weekly
market to-day, hardly anything having
arrived by noon, the B.C.B.R, market
car [due at 9 a.m.] not having yet arrived.
It was anticipated that prices would
rule about the same as last week, with
eggs proliaibly droppidg to 22c to 23c
wholesale and 25c retail.
The Pacific Canadian proposes in future issues making a feature of the
weekly market reports.
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West End Branch 650
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Readers of the
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EVERY WEEK
IN THIS  SPACE
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The New Coats
Particular women will be pleased with this new
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The showing  of  White  Coats will  interest   in
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Blouses that are Different
Express deliveries of the new in Blouses arrive every
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and our values cannot be beaten.
White Wash Blouses $1.25 to $5.00
Silk Blouses $2.50 to $10.00
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We have a complete stock of No. 1 Government  Standard Seed,
the best that money can   buy
Seed Grain
New Victory, B. & K. Garton,  American  Banner,   Swedish  or
Alberta  Oats,   Marquis  Wheat  (the  best yielder  for
B.  C),  Golden  Vine Peas,    Beardless   and
Hulless  Barley,    Crompton's  Early,
Minnesota No. 13 and White
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Sutton's Mangels, Swedes and Carrots. Send us your order
Catalogue mailed on application
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Fraser River Fish Co.
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THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
New Westminster, B.C., March 10, 1916
LOCAL LEGISLATURE.
Fourth aud Last Session Opened and
In Pull Swing���Bowser Government Has Benefit of "Some Opposition"���Deficit of Four Million.
The fourth and last session of the
Thirteenth Parliament of British Columbia, as will have been learned
from the daily press, was formally
opened with the u,;ual ceremony and
"brilliancy" by Li.jur.^Governor Barnard, ou Thursday, March 2nd. Although it is not news, we reproduce
the "speech from the throne," as an
important matter of record at this
time and to emphasize the formidable
programme of legislation which a virtually defeated Government seriously
proposes to force through a moribund Legislature in a fag-end session.
Speech From the Throne.
"Mr. Speaker and Members of the
Legislative Assembly:
"I welcome you to the final session of the thirteenth parliament of
British Columbia.
"The war in which the Empire has
been engaged since August 4, 1914,
still continues, and without any definite hopes of an early termination.
The Dominion of Canada, along with
British possessions, has been contributing to the utmost of its ability
in support of Great Britain and her
allies, and I am very pleased that
British Columbia has taken so prominent a ipart, both in men and money,
in furthering the common cause. I
am sure I express a sentiment unanimous among its people that they
will continue determinedly to the end
"in cordial co-operation with all other
portions of the Empire to bring about
ultimate and decisive victory.
"Since you last met, a reconstruction of the Government has taken
place owing to the resignation of Sir
Richard McBride, who has accepted
the important post of Agent^General
for British Columbia in London, England. It is fitting here to express
appreciation of the long and invaluable services rendered to the Province by that gentleman as First Minister. A measure will be submitted
making suitable allowance for Mr.
Turner, late Agent-General, in his
retirement, in recognition of faithful
and efficient work for fourteen years.
"It is a pleasure to state that,
while the province has not fully recovered from the conditions brought
on by the war, the great natural industries of the country are prosperous and that production has remained normal. The timber industry,
which was in a depressed stale owjng
to lack of facilities for being marketed, gives promise of coming speedily
to the front again; and in thi6 connection the members of my government have been giving careful consideration to the best means of supplying transportation by water, and
will provide guarantees to assist in
the matter of supplying ships for the
purpose.
"It is the intention of the government to bring into operation as
speedily as possible the provisions of
the 'Agricultural Act,' passed at your
last session, and arrangements are
now about completed for the necessary loan.
"A measure will be submitted
amending the 'Constitution Act,' providing for the appointment of a minister of agriculture apart from the
portfolio of minister of finance.
"It is the intention also to make
provision for the establishment of
public markets.
"The estimates will contain provision for the development of the
Songhees reserve as a railway terminus and for assisting in the construction of Johnson street bridge as a
necessary part of the plans.
"A measure for workmen's compensation, which was submitted tentatively to the legislature of 1915,
has in the meantime been under consideration by a commission appointed
for the purpose, and will be placed
before you in a fully revised form for
the purpose of becoming law this
session.
"You will have laid before you a
measure for the prohibition of the
sale of liquor in the province, which
will become operative on Jan. 1,
1917, subject to approval by popular vote. To meet conditions created by the war, amendments to the
'Liquor Act' will be submitted, further restricting and regulating the
sale of liquor until peace has been
declared.
"Authority will be taken for the
purpose of rendering assistance by
way of loan, looking towards speedily completing the construction of the
Pacific Great Eastern railway, which
has been delayed owing to financial
conditions.
"Careful consideration has been
given to the requirements of the mining industry, lookirfg to further and
higher development; and also to the
necessities of the returned soldiers
on a basis of land settlement in suitable localities and under favorable
conditions, and both these matters
will have your attention.
"The public accounts for the fiscal
year 1914-1915 will be laid before
you.
"I now leave you to your deliberations with confidence that in all
your acts and discussions you will be
governed by a high sense of duty in
respect of provincial interests."
After his honor had retired the
usual formal motions in regard to the
appointment of committees, the print-
in;: or the proceedings of the house,
and other matters were passed.
Malcolm A. Mucdouald, member-
elect for Vancouver city, was introduced between Parker Williams and
Premier Bowser, and was given an
ovation hy the members, who were
evidently pleased and interested to
see a live Liberal in the House again
after the deadly dullness of an almost solid Conservative chamber.
Stirs Them Up at Once.
Mr. Macdonald did not disappoint
the House, for he lost no time in laying the ground work of a sufficiently engrossing investigation by giving
notice of a request for the appointment of a select committee of the
House to inquire into the purchase
of the Kitsilano reserve by the Government and the allegation of Joseph
Cole that the firm of Bowser, Reid &
Wallbridge got $39,000 of the $80,-
000 commission paid by the Government. After reciting the charges,
Mr. Macdonald's resolution says:
"Therefore, be it resolved, that a
select committee, consisting of five
members of this House, namely,
Messrs. Williams, Gifl'ord, Shatl'ord,
Miller and the mover, be appointed
to Inquire whether or no the expenditure of this $300,000 was authorized by the Legislature.
"Whether or no the public accounts
have been falsified in connection
therewith;
"Whether or no the province has
acquired a good and sufficient title
to the lands comprising the Kitsilano
Indian reserve;
"What sum of money was paid to
the Indians in connection with the
alleged purchase of their lands;
"What sum of money, if any, was
received by Mr. H. O. Alexander,
directly or indirectly, over and above
that paid to the Indians in connection with this transaction;
"What sum of money, if any, was
received by Mr. Hamilton Read, directly or indirectly, in connection
with this transaction;
"What sum of money, if any, was
received by Mr. Joseph Cole, directly
or indirectly, in connection with this
transaction;
"What was the final disposition of
the moneys paid out in this connection over and above the amount paid
to the Indians
"And the said committee shall
have power to call persons, papers,
documents, telegraph and telephone
messages and to examine witnesses
and take evidence under oath, and
shall report (either interim or final)
the evidence and their findings to
this House, and shall prosecute such
inquiry with diligence."
Four Million Deficit.
The public accounts for the financial year 1914-1915 laid before the
House on opening day showed a
falling off in revenue for the year of
over two and a half million dollars,
and a deficit for the year���excess of
expenditure over revenue���of four
million dollars.
Debate on Address.
The first matter usually taken up
in the Legislature, following ordinary
parliamentary proceedure, after the
opening preliminaries, is the consideration of the address in reply to the
speech from the throne. The address, of course, is always moved and
seconded by Government supporters,
in all the complimentary and dutiful
terms that they can command. This
pleasing function was performed on
Friday, March 3, the second day of
the session, by Messrs. H. B. Thomson (Victoria) and J. A. Fraser
(Cariboo).
The debate on the address in reply,
as it is called for short, thus opened,
is a sort of free for all, and, where
there is a live Opposition���and,
thank heaven! we have a pretty good
nucleus of one now���is likely to last
for a week or more and give opportunity for trenchant criticisms of the
Government's policy and record all
along the line.
The first gun in the Opposition
fight against the Government, says
the Victoria Times, was fired in this
debate by Parker Williams, in the
session of Monday last, March 6. He
did not speak long, but confined himself to brief statements on each point
he touched, except in the case of mining. Every word told, and the speech
as a whole, says the Times, was an
indictment of the Government that
cannot be answered.
Mr. HrewHler's Seat.
The Times says further: "There
was a significant vacant seat in the
House all the time Mr. Williams was
speaking, immediately to his left, that
of the leader of the Opposition, which
had been prepared for Mr. Brewster's
occupancy. Everything was ready in
the office of the Provincial Secretary to transmit to the clerk of the
House the certificate of Mr. Brewster's election as soon as the writ was
returned by the returning officer, so
that he could take his seat at once,
but the recounting of the ballots prevented this."
Bowser May Resign.
A rumor emanating from political
circles at the capital this week was
to the effect that Premier Bowser
contemplated resigning, on account
of ill health, etc., and handing over
the reins to Speaker Eberts, an old
and rather obsolete political hand,
who would go to the country as leader. No such ahift, or any imaginable
shift, can save the dislocated Provincial Conservative machine from
going lo pieces at this time, however.
The party Is doomed, and that start-
lingly .foon, to go into drydock for a
protracted spell to clear off the accumulated barnajles a.ul fouluohR of
years,
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Phone 66.    Some one is always waiting at our end of the line
"SERVICE IS THE THING"
FREDERIC   T.   HILL
628  COLUMBIA STREET
\70UR friends can
1     them���except
buy anything you can
your   photograph     :
give
fiurimall,
Cbe Photographer
624 Columbia St.,
-   New Westminster, B
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P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN  REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering and
Blacksmithing
Manufacturers of  Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Agents for RKGAI, GASOUNE ENGINES
si���   New Westminster, B. C.
Office and  Works
TENTH S
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Pioneer Furniture  Dealer and Undertaker
Is Doing Business as Usual at the Old Stand
Cor.  McKENZIEand AGNES STS.,
New Westminster, B. C.
��tF"Fa\r Dealing, Goods of Quality at Right Prices.     Phone 176
Phone 1198
Phone 1198
<3or6on & Matters
 Spring ��pening * 1916	
Special Display of Stylish Millinery and Novelty Suits, New Dress
Fabrics,   Silks   and   Trimmings
Visit our Show Rooms
WE   SELL  FOR LESS
50 & 52 SiXtb St.,
IRcw mocstmineter, B. (t.

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