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Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Gonimenk,^iM54*W^^,^^*^|
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Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, Oct. 13,   1916.
Number 32
While Mr. Brewster, who will shortly be called on
to form a new Government to assume the reins at Victoria, is the Liberal leader'most in the public eye and
mind in British Columbia at the present time, the
reference at the head of this article is to the grand old
Liberal chieftain of Canada, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, who,
unless all. the signs fail, will, when the next general
election comes round���and that may not be so long -
crown his splendid public career of a lifetime by returning once more to power at the head of a united
and triumphant Liberalism having majorities in nearly
every Province of the Dominion.
Since the outbreak of the war, over two years ago,
Sir Wilfrid has devoted himself almost exclusively to
co-operating with the Government of the day in the
great work which Canada has been doing as a portion
of the Empire in assisting to carry to a successful issue
the tremendous struggle in which the Allied nations
are engaged. In pursuance of this work, the Liberal
leader, about the end of last month, addressed a great
open-air meeting of some fifteen thousand in the city
of Montreal, in which, in burning words of eloquence,
he urged his compatriots especially to do their duty to
both their mother lands, Britain and France, and the
cause of civilization and humanity, by answering the
call for men at the front. Here are some of his appeals on that occasion, which are well worthy of being
read, pondered and acted on by Canadians everywhere:
"We are a free country and we must always fight
for our country. I go further; there are people who
say we will not fight for England; will you then fight
for France ? Ah, gentlemen, remember that it is not
on England that Germany throws her forces, it is on
France and on Belgium. If England had refused to
give her aid, those who say we should not fight for
England would be the first to accuse England.
"Gentlemen, for my part I want to fight for England and also for France. To those who do not want
to fight either for England or for France, I say: Will
you then fight for yourselves ? (Applause.) This
war that has been going on for the past two years is
the war of barbarity against civilization. This war
interests all nations, even the neutrals; if Germany
were to succeed, sooner or later those neutral nations
would have fo defend themselves against German aggression. Germany wanted to crush France, to annex
Belgium and take domination from the North Sea to
the Balkans and.as far as Arabia, and then they could
dictate to the world.
"Germany has resorted to the most savage form of
warfare. She has committed all the crimes committed
by a barbarous nation. The Germans tKd not scalp their
prisoners as the American Indians did, but that is the
only thing they did not do. With a contempt for all
laws of civilized warfare, they bombarded undefended
cities, cities like Louvain, one of the richest cities in
monuments of learning and religion; they bombarded
and destroyed the churches and the cathedral of
"The Germans will tell us that this was not authorized, that it was simply one of the crimes inseparable
from warfare. I say that these were not simply the
acts of undisciplined soldiers; these crimes were authorized by the German authorities; they were part of
their military programme; they gave rein to all the
passions in order to terrorize the invaded nations and
force them to sue for peace.
"Who will say that these crimes were not authorized? I will give an example of what happened in
France, that part which is under German dominion
now, in Lille and other cities. These cities are in the
power of the Germans. An order came from the German authorities obliging all the families on a certain
day and at a certain hour to present themselves in
front of their doors. These families asked themselves
what it meant. They learned soon enough, because at
the hour appointed a detachment of the army appeared, and of the families assembled they took the young
women and girls, took them from their families and
dragged them away in order to affirm the brutality of
the German dominion. And what day did they choose
for this? Easter; the day of redemption. What became of these young women? We have no information yet, but they are captives in German territory,
forced to work ftr the Germans, and happy if not subjected to worse outrages.
"Now I speak to you of French origin; if I were
t young like you and had the same health in my
' youth that I enjoy to-day, I would join those brave
Canadians fighting to-day for the liberation of French
territory. (Great cheering.) I would not have it
said that the French-Canadians do less for the liberation of France than the citizens of British origin. I
ask this, that for the honor of the French name, it may
not be said that the Canadians of French origin have
less courage than those of British origin."
For these splendidly loyal and patriotic utterances,
Sir Wilfrid Laurier has been denounced by Nationalists of the Bourassa stripe as "too British," as disloyal
to the French-Canadian race, just as these same extremists, who afterwards had to be rewarded with a
strong representation in the Borden Cabinet, did their
part, in unholy alliance with the ultra-loyalist wing of
the Conservative party, in 1911, to defeat Sir Wilfrid
Laurier and his Government on that occasion, with
the doubly dishonest cry of "too British !" in Qui bee,
"not British enough !" in Ontario.
The measure of compulsorv service in Australia,
which is to be submitted by referendum to the people
shortly, is only a partial application of the principle of
universal service. It is a proposal simply to apply
compulsion to the extent of making up any deficiency
in the quota which the Commonwealth has undertaken
to supply. The Government policy, as set forth in the
Australian Commonwealth Parliament by Premitr
Hughes, "is to take a referendum at the earliest moment on the question whether compulsion to the extent necessary to maintain the expeditionary force in
full strength should be adonted. If the majority approves of compulsion to that extent, it will be applied,
otherwise, not."
While preparations are being made to hold the
referendum, certain classes of unmarried men without
dependants are being drafted to the training camps
under the provisions of the Home Defence Act. These
men are now being trained, and, if the compulsory
measure is approved by the people, they will be drafted overseas to make up the heavy wastage in the front
line troops.
The compulsory service measure which is on the
statute books of New Zealand, the Parliament having
taken the responsibility of legislating without a reference to the people, is on the same lines as the Australian Act. It provides for compulsion sufficient to
bring the voluntary drafts up to strength and to keep
them there. It is intended only to apply in case voluntary enlistment falls short of the military requirements of the Dominion. Up to the present, New Zealand has supplied, and is still supplying, by volunteers
all the men required as reinforcements to her expeditionary force.
If Canada were to resort to compulsion, or a
measure of conscription so called, following the precedents set by the Antipodean Dominions, the measure would apply compulsion only to the extent of
bringing the Canadian quota up to the promised half-
million mark. It would necessarily have to be applied
by military districts, and, it is admitted, would not
touch Western Canada at all, which has very nearly if
not quite supplied its full quota** by voluntary enlistment.
In the event of unforeseen military exigencies call-"
ing for further contributions of men from the Dominions to see the war through, the limits of compulsion
as now proposed by the Commonwealths might, of
course, have to be raised or extended.
Mr. Bowser, Premier for the time being, expressed
himself to a newspaper reporter, last week, as considerably worried on Mr. Brewster's account, over the
latter's supposed dilemma in the matter of the writ.
Bowser ought to know better, according to John Oliver,
at the Port Haney smoker, last week.
It should not take very much of a boost to make
the whole Dominion "dry"���with the exception, of
course, of "theGreat Lakes," Hudson Bay, and a
number of fresh water streams like the Fraser, the
St. Lawrence, and the Saskatchewan. An Eastern
contemporary prints a "prohibition map" of the Dominion, on which the "dry" Provinces and Territories
are shown in black and the "wet" or partially "wet"
in white. The result is startling. Nearly the whole
country, from the 49th parallel to the Arctic Ocean,
from the Atlantic to the Pacific, appears "in silhouette"
���the only exceptions being: The Yukon, which recently voted "wet;" for awhile, by the close shave of
three majority; New Brunswick, which is marked
"goes dry April, 1917;" and Quebec, which, through
local option, is said to be nearly three-quarters "dry"
���975 muncipalities being "dry" and 183 under licence.
Even Newfoundland, which is not yet in the Domin-
inion, is ticketed as going dry Jan. 1st, 1917. British
Columbia is included in the "dry belt," though the
Act does not go into effect until July, 1917. Ontario,
it should be noted, is under temporary war time prohibition, which will doubtless be made good afterwards. The Yukon "drys" have engaged permanent
headquarters in the business district of Dawson, and
declare they are there to stay until they convert their
minority of three into an unmistakable majority, They
are determined to banish booze from the Yukon  also.
It is just because the Laurier Government was defeated in 1911 by such insincere and dishonest appeals
both on the naval and tariff issues���the insincerity and
dishonesty, shallowness and falsity, of which have
been completely exposed bv events and developments
since���added to the fact that practically all the Provincial Conservative machines in Canada have been
utterly shattered in the meantime, and that war graft
and politics have smirched an admittedly energetic
prosecution of Canada's part in the great struggle,
that one can have no reasonable doubts that the Liberal leader, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, and his party, will be
returned to power at the next appeal to the people of
Canada by the Borden Government, which, in the nature of the case, cannot be very long deferred.
The final returns and recount in Trail District gave
Schofield, Conservative, 560; Sullivan, Liberal, 463;
and Goodwin, Socialist, 258, thus electing the Conservative as a minority candidate, instead cf the Liberal,
who was at first announced as elected. Thirty-nine
Liberals to eight Conservatives is, therefore, now the
standing in the Province, with a few changes possible
as a result of the soldiers' vote. One change said to
be almost certain is the defeat of Ross, Conservative,
in Fort George.
Official endorsation of the advantages of prohibition
in both social and business life is found in the reports
presented last month at Toronto to J. D. Flavelle,
chairman of the Provincial License Board, by Commissioners George T. Smith and John Ayearst concerning
their investigations throughout the western "dry"
provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and Alberta.
Mr. Flavelle forwarded the reports to Hon. W. J.
Hanna, Provincial Secretary. From official police records, from the testimony of governmental, municipal
and business representatives, and from personal observation and investigation, the commissioners find unanimous and emphatic endorsation of prohibition legislation.
Canadian casualties from the beginning of the war
until August 31 totalled 37,861. Of this number, 8,644
are dead���5,998 having been killed outright in action,
2,248 having succumbed to their wounds, and 398 having died of sickness. In addition to the above, 723 are
presumed dead because they have not been heard of
for six months. The wounded totalled 27,212, and the
missing, including prisoners of war, 1,282. Of the
wounded, probably a third at least would return to service. The proportion who Yia"re died of sickness is
very small and is an indication of the high efficiency
of military and medical methods and the absence of
epidemic disease. In the South African war, those
who died of sickness were more than those killed.
A new commission of investigation began work at
Winnipeg, a week or so ago, when the sessions of the
body inquiring into Manitoba's roadwork under the
Roblin Government, presided over by Judge Paterson,
commenced. John Probizanski, former Emerson road
supervisor, one of the first witnesses called, broke
down and confessed with tears that he had devoted
$500 or $600 of public money intended for roadwork to
"politics, booze and teams on election day." He said
he had been directly instructed by the former Minister
of Public Works for Manitoba to get campaign money
out of the roadwork appropriations. There is more
than a suspicion that the Bowser patronage machine
has been using "public money intended for roadwork"
quite freely and frankly for political purposes for a
long time, in this Province. Whether it has been done-
quite so crudely as in the above Manitoba instance,
remains to be seen.
One of the most recent discoveries of the Pasteuj
Institute at Paris has to do with the stimulating qualities of milk. While milk has always been considered
an excellent tonic and known to be exceptionally rich
in food value, it was not until the Pasteur Institute
conducted a number of conclusive experiments that
the stimulus in milk became a known quantity. For a
number of months, milk has been given the French
soldiers in the trenches, and to many of them it has
been the one and only stimulant. The effect which
the milk has produced has more than justified the
claims which the institute made for it. It is claimed
that the stimulating effect of milk is especially notable
when given to soldiers just before a big battle or a
dangerous charge, and also when administered to the
troops when in great fatigue. The advantage of the
milk stimulus over the alcohol stimulus so extensively
advocated in previous years is that there is no bad
after effects, and the keeness of the senses is in no
wise impaired nor the coolness of judgment affected.
The knowledge that milk is a stimulus of no mean
force will come as something of a shock to those who
have hitherto considered it synonymous with all
things mild and peaceful. It is somewhat difficult to
believe that the chief product of the patient and gentle
cow should contain such an element of forceful stimulation. But as proof of the contention we have the
word of the world's greatest research institutes, backed up by conclusive experiments in a place where
stimulation of the most efficient sort is needed. Page 2
the pacific Canadian
New Westminster, B.C., Cct. 13, 191t>
THE PACIFIC  CANADIAN I     Game  Persuaders
��� Published every FrTTay from the Offices 761 ^rnarvon Street
New Westminster, B. C, by the. Pacific Canadian l rinting
& Publishing Co-, Ltd.
Editor and Manager
Subscription Prices;-$1.00 per annum [in advance];   50c    far Six
months; 25c. for three months; 10c. per month,   5c. per cop).
Advertising rates on   application
To make Ducks and Drakes,
Grouse  and Pheasants
come  to hand
The Hun pirates chose Sunday last for breaking
out in a new place with their submarine outrages.
This was right under the nose and eyes of Uncle Sam,
off the coast of good old New England, in the immediate vicinity of the Nantucket Shoal lightship, right
in the sea lanes of shipping going to and from the
United States. The well planned initial enterprise in
this vicinity, carried out, it would appear, by one German undersea boat, the U-53, was successful enough
from the point of view of the world outlaws, "getting"
no less than six ships going and coming- three British
freighters, one British passenger liner, the Stephano,
bound from St. Johns, Nfld., for New York, a Dutch
freighter, and a Norwegian tankship. Fortunately
for the pirates, three British cruisers patrolling the
coast were at the time several hundred miles distant,
which was doubtless known to the marauders. Thanks
to the humane activity of a neutral patrol of United
States destroyers, all passengers and crews, who on
this occasion were warned and set adrift in small
boats, were picked up, with the exception of the crew
of the British freighter Kingston, some fifty in number, still reported missing. ^^^
Among the eighty passengers of the
Stephano, some thirty were Americans,
and, in spite of'warning being given,
many lives it is stated must have been
lost (as it was, passengers lost everything but their lives) but for the calm
weather and smooth water; so it may
be seen how close was the call for raising another serious issue between the
United States and Germany. A serious
and complicated enough situation, diplomatically and commercially, has been
raised as it is, in which the United States
and Germany are more concerned than
are the Allied Powers. The United
States' commercial interests are obviously menaced by the great sea lanes contiguous to her shores being made the
theatre of submarine piracy, while diplomatically she is placed on "pins and
needles," not only with Germany, but
with all the Allied and neutral nations
concerned. To add to the embarrassment, it is Presidential year, with the
fateful climax just at hand, and President Wilson has need of all his politico-
diplomatic legerdemain to perform the
delicate balancing feat on the international tight-rope stretched for him by
Kaiser Bill across Nantucket Shoals,
while one eye must be kept on the
hyphenated vote and the other on the
menaced commercial interests of the
United States.
Meanwhile, Canadians have brought
home to them very vividly, and not for
the first time during this war, what a
splendid opportunity for signal and glorious national and Imperial service they
were cheated out of when they allowed
themselves to be fooled, in 1911, into
turning down the Laurier Canadian
Navy Bill.
Use   Our   Never   Failing
Smokeless Shells
Anderson   (St   Lusby
634 Columbia St.
Royal City Pork Butchers
737 Columbia St. 309 Sixth St.
We make a specialty of Cooked Meats.      Our
Properly Cooked Hams, Veal Loaf, Etc.,
are in great demand.
Phone 219
PHONES   15 and 16
J P's Weekly, with its forty-first number, bids its
readers "Au revoir," until the close of the war or until the paper situation in Vancouver improves. Printed
in periodical form, J P's requires "book paper,
can't get it for love or money these war times
so suspends, as the editor J. P. MeConnell (who
achieved more than Provincial fame as "Bruce" in
Saturday Sunset) trusts, "for a short time." Meantime, "Bruce" will effloresce as a special peripatetic in
he columns of the Daily Province.
Crushed Rock, Sand and   Gravel,   Lime,   Cement. Plaster. Drain Tile, Etc.
Forge, House and Steam Coal.   Agricultural Lime
902 Columbia S reet
$. New Westminster, B. C. |
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adian-the coming paper-to-day
The Oity Council.
On account of Monday last being
Thanksgiving Day and a public holiday,
the regular weekly meeting of the Council due for that date was held on the
previous Thursday evening, Oct. 5. The
session was a short, one and not a great
deal of business was transacted, the
principal item being the appointment
of Mr. T. H Barbaree as an extra clerk
in the City Treasurer's office. This was
made necessary, it was explained, on
account of the extra work in connection
with the tax sale and the suit against
the C. N. R., which has caused the
regular work of the office to fall behind,
although tbe Treasurer and his staff
have been working overtime Saturdays
and even Sundays.
The city tax sale has been concluded,
and nearly 300 unsold lots have passed
into the possession of the city. If not
redeemed within one year, title will be
given the city. This property will then
be sold as occasion arises. The tax sale
yielded something over $17,000 in actual
sales, though $50,000 of delinquent taxes
was paid in previously to prevent property going to sale.
Friday-Saturday Bargains
At the Big Bankrupt Sale.   Don't hesitate or stop to ask why or
how we are able to quote such low prices
NOTE���These Prices are for Friday and Saturday only.   There
will be extra Salespeople here for Friday. Come with the crowd
75c Merino Underwear.    Price 50c
Heavy Working Pants.     Price $1.25
53.00 Sweater Coats; with collar. Price.$1.75
Heavy Wool Shirts.     Price $1.00
55.50 and 56.00   Heavy   All-Wool   Sweater
Coats 53.95
50c Heavy Wool Stock for 25c
Men's  All-Wool  Underwear;   wortli  $1.25
and 51-50.    Now 95c
Men's Work Shirts; worth 51.00. Now.'.69c
75c and 51.00 Ties.    Price 35c
35c Wool Sox.     Trice 20c
54.00 and 54.50 Men's Hats.    Price, .'.{1.95
15c Handkerchiefs,   Price 5c
50c Unices.     Price 25c
Men's   Pine   Work   Shirts;     wortli   51.50
Price 95c
Men's Pine .Shirts; worth to75c.  Price..50c
Men's Pine Negligee Shirts; worth to 52.00.
Price 85c
J. li. Stetson Hats; worth 54.50.  Price.52.85
65c Underwear.    Price 25c
55.00 Stanfield Silk Underwear; now..52.95
25c Sox.    Price 15c
50c Ties.     Price 25c
52.00 Nightshirts.     Price 85c
51.50 Overalls.    Price 95c
51.75   andN52.00    Stanfield's    Underwear.
Price $1.00
512.00 Raincoats.    Price 56.75
52.50 Hats; in black and brown. Price 51-45
$2.50 Hats.    Price ���. 85c
520.00 Blue Suits.    Price $9.95
W.   G.   R.,   Tooke   Shirt;     worth   $1.50.
Now 95c
75c Gloves.     Now 39c
Work Pants; worth 51.75.    Now $1.25
525.00 Black Overcoats.   Now $14.95
515.00 Raincoats.    Now $9.85
$20.00 Raincoats.     Now $11.95
$15.00 Overcoats.    Now $8.95
51.75    and   $2,00    Ail-Wool    Underwear.
Now $1.00
$2.00 Stanfields's Underwear; now... .$1.00
$2.00 Sweater Coats;   now 89c
$12.00 Overcoats;   now 56.45
50c Silk Hose;  now 25c
51.25 Ties;  now 50c
Men's Pants in grey stripes and plain   colors; regular prices $3.50.    Price $1.95
Men's Suits
Men's  Suits in   high   grade   dark   mixed
cheviots; dependably lined; splendidly tail
ored; worth $15.00.     Price 59.95
Up to 518 00 Worsted aud fine Tweed Suits;
now   $10.95
Suits; newest patterns in Worsted; everywhere at $20.00; now $11.95
Silk Mixed Worsted Suits; perfectly tailored. It seems a pity to sell them so low,
but necessity knows   no   mercv.      Regular
ptice to $2200; now $13.95
Suits in all colors for dress wear; hand
tailored and worth $25.     During  this  sale
for. ? $14.95
"Fit Reform" Suits; wortli $25. Price $14.95
"Pit Reform" Suits; worth $22. Price $11.95
$15.00 "Fit Reform" Suits. Price... .59.95
54.50 Pants.     Price $2.48
Going Out of Boot
and Shoe Business
Sacrifie without u parallel. Uvery pair at
prices so low that are almost beyond belie.',
All tlie best and finest makes.
$5.50 Hoots.     Price $1.45
$6.00 Boots.     Price $1.95
$5.50 Boots.     Price $1.95
$5.00 Shoes.     Price $1.45
$6.00 Hartt Shoes.     Price $1.95
We assure each and
every purchaser absolute satisfaction. We
will exchange or refund money on unsat- I
isfactory purchases. (
Articles marked in
plain figures.
People's Friend Clothing Store
706=708 Columbia St.     New Westminster
Free Ride to
New Westminster
Railway fares refunded
to out-of-town buyers
of $15 or more, within
40 miles. \y\
New Westminster, B.C.. Oc. 13, 1916
Page I
The open season for pheasant shooting
commences on October 18, and lasts for
one month.
Mr. F. J. Hart received official notification, this week, that his son, Kings-
ley Hart, had been wounded in action at
the front.
A Hallowe'en social will be held in
the Y.M.C.A. on Tuesday evening, October 31, by the association members and
their friends. .
The fall Assize Court will open Monday, in this city, with Mr. Justice Murphy presiding. There are only three or
four cases on the docket.
The Y.W.C.A. held an enjoyable social evening iu the association building
Thursday (yesterday) at 8 o'clock. The
annual rummage sale will be held October 19, 20, and 21.
The up to date plant aud offices of the
local branch of the B. C. Telephone Co.
have been open for public inspection between 9 a. m. and 5 p. m., Wednesday,
Thursday, and Friday of this week, and
many availed themselves of the opportunity offered them.
When you buy merchandise you patronize the merchant who reduces cost
and gives careful service. Buy your
insurance on the same principle aud insure your home with the office that
reduced your rate. Alfred W. McLeod,
the Insurance Man.
The Young Liberals will meet in the
Liberal Club rooms, this evening, to
elect officers. An interesting feature
planned for the winter months is an
address each week-end by Mr. David
Whiteside, member-elect, reviewing the
week's work of the session.
Miss Nettie Trethewey, age 23, eldest
daughter of Mr. R. A. Trethewey, of
Abbotsford, died on Thursday at Rnder-
by, where she had gone on a trip for her
health about three weeks ago. The remains will be brought to Vancouver by
C. P. R. train for interment.
There are a numbsr of minor bush
fires at various points in the Fraser Valley, started by farmers engaged in clearing land. The country is unusually dry
for this season of the year, but the frosts
and heavy fogs at nights are preventing
these fires from spreading to any extent.
To-day is tag day in this city, in aid
of the British Red Cross Society. "Our
Day," for this purpose, is being observed throughout the Empire on Oct.
19, but the local committee decided on
the 13th, on account of that being Market Day, the best day for the sale of
tags in this city.
News was received this week that Lt.
O. H. Hepworth, a former well known
resident of this city, has been wounded
at the front in the right arm and left
thigh. Lieut. Hepworth was insurance
man in the local office of the Dominion
Trust, and later head of the Hepworth
Insurance agency.
At night school in the Connaught
High School, this week, classes were organized in English, arithmetic, steam
engineering and cooking. Mr. Roy
Henderson, B.Sc, head of the automobile department of T. J. Trapp & Co.,
has been appointed instructed in the
night school class in motor construction
and operatioii.
Rev. E. G. Thompson, of Knox Presbyterian Church, Sapperton, and Mr. W.
F. Tate, of St. Andrew's Presbyterian
Church, left, this week, for Toronto,
where they will attend a conference
which has for its purpose the preservation of the Presbyterian Church in Canada. At this conference, Mr. J. C.
Brown, of this city, will, by request, deliver, either in person or by proxy, an
address which he has prepared on "The
Contribution of the Presbyterian Church
by its Policies and Doctrines to the
Rights of the People and Civil Government."
Citv   Market.
Market square was a lively and typically market scene to-day, with rigs and
autos of all kinds in evidence and an
auction sale the centre of attraction in
the forenoon. A goodly display of produce of all kinds decorated the stalls
in the market building, the only drawback being the non-arrival until a very
late hour, on account of the fog, of the
steamer Skeena, from up river, with an
extra lot of varied produce, principally
meats, Prices in these ranged about the
same as last week. There was as usual
a large supply of poultry, with a brisk
demand, hens selling at 15c to 20c,
springs 16c to 20c, ducks 18c to 20c, and
geese 20. Eggs were not so plentiful
and retailed as high as 55c, wholesale
50c. Butter also advanced, retailing al
40c. Potatoes stood at $16 to $18, with
just fair demand. Apples were in large
supply and sold readily at 65c to $1 per
box; plums and prunes, 40c to 50c per
crate; and pears, 65c to 80c per box.
New    Wellington,
Lump, Nut, pea
and Slack
Foot Sixth St.        Phone 105
Is �� /V7 �� TED   I
Valuator    Money to Loan    Farms
for Sale
Notary Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,    NEW WESTMINSTER
The People's
Main Store     -     193 and 194
Sapperton branch       -       373
West End branch       -       650
Three Big Stores
of  Plenty
Vampire Woman at Edison.
Miss Louella Parsons, the celebrated
critic, writing in the Chicago Herald,
delves into an analysis of Theda Bara,
the wonderful French actress, who comes
to the Edison Theatre, Friday and Sat-
turday (to-day and to-morrow), in the
latest William Fox photoplay masterpiece, ''Sin," which was written and
produced bv Herbert Brenon. "Her
hair," writes the critic, "is like the serpent locks of Medusa, lier eyes have the
cruel cunning of Lucretia Borgia, till
now held up as the world's wickedest
woman, her mouth is the mouth of the
sinister, scheming Delilah, and her
hands are those of the blood-bathing
Elizabeth Bathory, who slaughtered
young gitls that she might bathe in their
life blood and so retain lier beauty.
"Can it be that fate has reincarnated
in Theda Bara the souls of these monsters of medieval times? Scientists have
questioned this most extraordinary of
women to secure fresh evidence to support their half-proved laws of transmigration of souls, but the result has only
been to prove that, though Miss Bara is
greatest delineator of evil types on the
sta re or screen to-day, she is in real life
a sweet wholesome woman who detests
the abnormal,''
Continued from Page  Four
did not anticipate any  great difficulty in
carrying out that principle.
Besides direct legislation and proportional representation, there was effective
administration, a reformed land policy,
and a settlement of the land policy.
All these the Liberal party was pledged
to. We were going to have new conditions in this old world, and wc must prepare to face tbem. The great war debts
that were being piled up would compel
the people to get down to old, well nigh
forgotten principles of frugality and
economy, which would in the long run
be much more wholesome than the recklessness, waste, and extravagance that
had been too prevalent. We had much
bigger questions to grapple with than
mere questions of party advantage���
nothing less than a reconstruction of the
whole fabric of society.    (Applause.)
Bowser's Foolishness re Writ.
Referring to the matter of Mr. Brewster's writ, Mr. Oliver said he noticed by
the Province of that evening that Mr.
Bowser was greatly exercised about the
writ. He didn't know what Brewster
was going to do about that writ, and, as
on some previous occasions, he had been
talking nonesense to a newspaper reporter. It was quite evident that he
hadn't quit his foolishness. He suggested among other things that, if Mr. Brewster went on with the writ and got a decision in accordance with his contention
that the Legislature expired on March
14th last, then he ''proves that there has
been no election and that he is not Premier." Mr. Bowser ought to know,
continued Mr. Oliver, how a man became Premier. That the Lieut-Governor
could call on any man whom he had
reason to believe possessed the confidence of the country to form a Government. Mr. Brewster would be Premier,
whether there was a Legislature or not.
Then again Mr. Bowser said that Brewster was doing nothing about the writ.
Why should he ? The new Government
could refer the whole question to the
Court of Appeal in Victoria, as Mr. Bowser might have done long ago, and get
a decision without delay and practically
without expense. If the decision was in
the affirmative, there would have to be
another election. We would have to
settle the questions involved in the writ,
in any event. As Mr. Justice Morrison
had said, they were constitutional questions and would have to be thrashed out.
If they were not settled once and for all
in this way, we should have the validity
of such legislation as the Prohibition Act
attacked by hostile interests through the
courts. Even if the court said the legislation of last session was all valid, the
new Government would take steps to
have that put beyond all question of future attack.   (Applause.)
Political Judgment Day.
A mandolin solo by Mr. Gabriel was
the next number on the programme,
followed by a short congratulatory address by Rev. G. H, Findlay. Although
ordinarily, he felt ministers, while exercising the franchise, should stand
somewhat apart from politics, he did not
feel at all out of place in such a gathering as this, where he had enjoyed himself and got much valuable information
on some points that were not quite clear.
He did not look upon this election as an
ordinary party election at all, but a rising up of the judgment and conscience
of the people. The landslide, he felt
convinced, was owing to some extent to
the position taken by the ministers of
various denominations. He had attended
a meeting in Vancouver some time ago,
where it was given out that the Government were going to bury "The Crisis iu
B. C," They found they did not bury
it, but instead got buried themselves.
(Applause.) It would be a public calamity if a Government could do as this
Government had done without meeting
their judgment day. The struggle was
not over, however, concluded Mr. Findlay. There were many serious and difficult problems to be worked out. The
abolition of patronage alone was going to
be a hard fight. It ought to be carried
through. In men of the stamp of John
Oliver the people had every confidence,
and the new Government to be formed
ought to have the active support and the
active sympathy of all good citizens in
the great and difficult work before them.
A patriotic song by Mr. Campbell, in
which the audience joined, Mr. Macness,
of this city, playing the piano accompaniment, as he did during the evening,
brought this part of the entertainment
to a close, at about 12 o'clock midnight,
when much appreciated refreshments in
the way of sandwiches, cake, andteaand
coffee, with real cream, were served by
the hospitable Liberal associations of
Haney and Hammond, who also furnished all sorts of smokes and smokers'
materials throughout the evening.
for the
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Mixed Fancy Biscuits, including Fig Bar, assorted
sandwiches, Sultanas, Cocoa-
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Olives,   ripe olives,    regular
65c bottles, special price-.-50c
2  Maple Sugar, 2 cakes for 25c
y  Ripe Peaches, per crate $1
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Fun, Philosophy, Felicitation, Sound
Political Discourse, Smoke, Ooffee,
Sandwiches, and Oal? a Harmoniously
Blended���Bowser Set ..light by John
As briefly noted in last issue, a well
attended and most successful smoker was
held in the Agricultural Hall, Haney, on
Thursday of last week, Oct. 5, in which
the Liberals and their friends of both
Port Haney and Hammond co-operated
in a sort of testimonial of estetm and
congratulation to the member-elect for
Dewdney, Mr. John Oliver, who, with
the splendid support of the electors of
all parts of Dewdney, Liberals as well as
Conservatives, redeemed that riding
from Bowserism on September 14 by the
handsome majority of 158, exclusive of
the so'.diers' vote, reversing at the same
time a majority of over 700 obtained by
the Bowser candidate, W. J. Manson, in
the previous election.
As Haney and Hammond, like nearly
every other polling division in Dewdney,
had contributed royally to this exemplary "smashing of the machine," giving Mr. Oliver 51 and 57 votes respectively, to 45 each for his opponent, the
feeling at the joint smoker in the Agricultural Hall, at which nearly a hundred
were present, was naturally cordial and
congiatulatory in tone, as was well expressed by the chairman, Mr. Jas. Riddle, in opening the meeting, in a few
well chosen words of congratulation and
welcome to Mr. John Oliver, the guest
of honor.
Skeleton at the Feast.
The chairman then called on Mr. Geo.
Kennedy, of The Pacific Canadian, who
was present, to open the programme
proper with a short address. In opening with the conventional "Mr. Chairman and gentlemen," Mr. Kennedy observed that this was the last occasion of
the sort in which the ladies could be
counted out in post-election felicitations
���either the ladies would have to learn
to smoke or the men would have to be
content to eat chocolates if "smokers"
were held after the next election. As to
the result of the late election, no single
return had given more just cause for
congratulation both to member and people than the election of Mr. John Oliver
���it would doubtless soon be Hon. John
Oliver���perhaps even. Sir John Oliver
(laughter and applause)���as member for
Dewdney. As to the Bowser Government and machine, whicli had loomed so
big and formidable before election, its
condition since reminded him (the speaker) of the small boy's definition of a
skeleton���as "a man with his outsides
off and his iusides out.'' The electors of
Dewdney and of most of the rest of the
Province had certainly stripped the "outsides off" and the new Brewster-Oliver,
et al., Government would doubtless take
the "insides out" when they got to
work down at Victoria; and the people of
British Columbia would see the first daylight politically they had seen for a long
time through the "slats" of the "late"
Bowser Government. (Laughter and
The next number on the programme
was an appropriate and much appreciated
Eatriotic song, with the refrain ' 'Till the
oys come home,"   well   and   feelingly
rendered by Mr. Ben E. Gabriel.
Mr. \V. J. Abbott then gave a recitation in fine style, and, when an encore
was demanded, fairly brought down the
house with his rendition of a humorous
dissertation on "Politics." A well rendered duet by Messrs. Ferguson and Pat-
sou was the next number on the programme, after which Mr. Hector Ferguson, veteran Liberal and municipal administrator of tie district, was called
upon for a speech.
Reminiscence and Philosophy.
Mr. Ferguson's remarks were largely
reminiscent in tone, but none the less
interesting on that account: His first
vote in British Columbia, he said, had
been cast 38 years ago, for the late Dr.
(afterwards Senator and then Governor)
T. R. Mclnnes, who had run as a supporter of the Conservative Government
of John A. (afterwards Sir John A.)
Macdonald. We did not have party lines
to any extent, even in Dominion politics,
in British Columbia, in those days. The
most interesting Dominion campaign
that he recalled was that of 1896, which
had been fought out in this Province, as
well as elsewhere in the Dominion, on
party lines, and the Liberals had then
come into power, under Wilfrid (afterwards Sir Wilfrid) Laurier, after some
eighteen years of Conservative administration. It was in that campaign that he
( Mr. Ferguson) had first met and heard
Mr. Oliver, and he had been much impressed by the sound, hard logic of his
platform addresses, and had followed
liis career with much interest since. By
intimidation, constituency bribing, and
other machine methods, the McBride-
lowser Government had managed to
force and keep Mr. Oliver out of the
House for some years. He (Mr. Ferguson J when asked for his opinion before
this election, had expressed the view
that Mr. Oliver could carry Dewdney if
anybody could���the machine was something fierce here���and, next to the Dominion wide result iu 1896, the most
gratifying day in his Cthe speaker's)
life, politically speaking, was when the
returns came iu ou September 14th,
electing Mr. Oliver as the member for
Dewdney.    (Applause.)
During the course of his remarks, Mr.
Ferguson gave utterance to some very
interesting and philosophical reflections",
born of his experience and observation
of similar crises and conditions in other
times and places, bearing upon the present depression and resultant hard limes.
You would hear people saving that the
times would never pick up. He recalled
the extremely depressed conditions
about the end of C. P. K. construction in
this Province, nearly fortv years ago,
when a petition had actually been got up
and signed in the Fraser Valley, ask Hg
the Railway Company to delay the conclusion of construction as long as possible so as to continu-a market for the
fanners. Since we had had two great
booms   and the   city   of Vancouver had
come into existence where there was
nothing before. Though seal estate experienced a great slump after each boom,
it was noticeable here as elsewhere, that
it never declined to the old low figure���
the new low water mark was always
higher than the old���and so he predicted
it would be in the future, and also that
within ten years Vancouver would have
half a million population, with the rest
of the country in proportion. The preferential trade arrangements between
the Allies that would follow this war,
with the geographical and commercial
position of British Bolumbia, as the
meeting place of that trade, would contribute greatly, with wise administration
of our public affairs, to bring about such
a revival from the present depression as
he believed was in store for the country.
Mr. Gabriel then favored the audience
with another song, and Mr. Abbott with
another of his inimitable recitations, after which the chairman opened the
meeting to a number of short congratulatory speeches on the election of Mr.
Oliver, to which Messrs. Metcalfe, Lilly,
Drain, Murdoch Martvu, and Whits responded, most of the speakers tempering
their congratulations by pointing out
that the Liberal party would have no
sinecure administering the Province under present conditions aud after such an
extravagant and wasteful regime as the
country had had, but expressing confidence the work would be undertaken
courageously and honestly. Mr. Martyn
particularly gave credit to the Conservatives who had sacrificed their party predilections for the good ol the country in
the recent election, and called for three
cheers for the same, which were heartily
Mr. Abbott, at this juncture, gave another well rendered recitation, being
a "coster's" description to his pal of
the Shakesperian play, "The Merchant
of Venice."
Gaiety and Gravity.
Mr. J. W. Paris was then called on for
a speech. We had overlooked one little
matter, he remarked humorously on
opening. Amidst our congratulations
over the results of the election, we had
omitted to pay our respects to "the remains." Perhaps it was something like
the case of the Irishman who, making
certain ante-mortem dispositions, was
asked what he wished clone with the remains. "Remains!" he said, ''remains !
there won't be any remains !" (Laughter.) He (the speaker) had chanced to
be in Vancouver on election night when
the returns were coming in, and, from
the funereal air about Conservative headquarters, it was evident that at best it
was only a question of "remains." It
was with a sense of great relief that he
had learned as the returns came in, that
the Liberals had been returned to power. Evidently that feeling had been reflected in financial circles too, as the
Vancouver bank clearings had gone up
$2,000,000 the next week ! He had been
especially gratified by the return of Mr.
Oliver, whom he warned would have to
reconcile himself to being called "Dewdney Jack," as that was a habit they had
in Dewdney, their two former members
having been dubbed "Dewdney Dick"
and "Dewdney Bill," respectively
(Laughler.) Mr. Kennedy had referred
to Sir John Oliver. There might be
something in it ("Nothing doing!"
growled "Honest John"), continued Mr.
Faris, for a Dewdney young lady had
complained of being disappointed at a
certain meeting during the campaign as
she hae' uot seen "Sir John Oliver."
Mr. Faris then grew serious, and, after a passing tribute to the gallant men
at the front, including many from British
Columbie and from that district, both
Liberals and Conservatives, who were
exhibiting a heroism greater and grander
than the world had ever seen, he closed
by referring to the many serious problems that the Liberals had to face in the
administration of the Province at this
time. In prohibition alone, they had a
difficult problem. The proper enforcement of the law was going to be one of
the most serious questions to deal with,
and we might depend upon it that a determined and organized effort would be
made to make its enforcement difficult.
The land question was another very serious problem. The conditions of to-day-
were absolutely to be brought home to
the present Government. If, however,
we have many men of the stamp of John
Oliver in the new Government, he (the
speaker) felt assured we would have a
good Government, and he hoped shortly
to be able to congratulate Mr. Oliver on
appointment to one of the most important offices in that Government. (Applause. )
The proceedings were then varied with
another song by Mr. Ferguson, after
which the chairman introduced Mr.
John Oliver, member-elect for Dewdney,
who was received with enthusiastic applause.
Reform and Reconstruction.
Mr. Oliver, in opening, said he was
glad to have this opportunity of thanking
the electors of Dewdney for the generous
support they had given him. Congratulations might be premature, but he did
not think we had any reason to believe
that the gallant men at the front would
vote differently than the majority at
home. He himself had never put party
or a party name above his ideas of right,
and he was in the proud position that
hundreds of men had put party in the
background in this election and had put
patriotism to the front. That imposed
upon him an obligation, which he would
not forget, to represent Liberals and
Conservatives alike. He appreciated
tbe many kind things said about him.
lie bad been treated with great kindness
and consideration by the people of
Dewdney When he accepted nomination, a year ago, he did not expect to be
the next member. The reason was that
men irrespective of party had put all
lesser considerations aside and had voted
in the interest of the country. (Applause.)
Continuing, Mr. Oliver referred to the
two important new principles that the
people had declared for in the election���
prohibition and the extension of the
franchise to women. These measures
were now assured in any event, in accordance with the Liberal   policy of   di
rect legislation.     Proportional represen-
tion,   another   feature  of    the   Liberal
policy, would have made   it   impossible
to have such a Legislature as   the   last.
As an illustration   of  how   proportional
representation would work, in   comparison with the   present system, take   the
representation of Vancouver now, as  by
the late election.    51 per  cent,   of   trie
electors   of Vancouver   elected   all   six
candieates, Liberals, while the other 49
per cent, would not  be   represented   in
the Legislature at  all.    Proportional representation  in Vancouver would   have
given three Liberals, two Conservatives,
and one Independent or Labor representative.    This was a reform to which the
Liberal   party was   committed,   and   he
Concluded on Page Three
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Pearline,   five   10-cent   packages  25c
Pure Ladner Honey,  jar..25c
De long's Cocoa,   9oc  value
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Golden Dew Butter, per lb. 40
Gravenstein Apples, wrapped,
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