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Array Provincial Library, Victoria,  B.3r\ \
THE   PACIFIC   CANADIAN
Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, Aug. 25, 1916.
Number 25
PROHIBITION BETRAYED.
It is becoming more apparent every day, as the
campaign progresses, that, while making a pretence,
for political purposes, of favoring the prohibition
cause and setting it fairly and favorably before the
people in a referendum, the Bowser Government has
really from the first played fast and loose with the
question, even after its avowed sudden conversion as
a result of the by-elections, and has essentially betrayed the cause and minimized its chances of success.
This apart altogether from the provisions of the bill
itself, which have left it open to serious criticism as
falling far short of being a prohibition measure meriting support, however, as being a considerable step
in the right direction.
The particular in which prohibition has had the
most clean cut betrayal in the house of its professed
friends is in the insistence by the Government, and
the final acquiescence of the prohibition party leaders,
contrary to the express instructions of the party convention, in taking the referendum vote at the same
time as the general'election. It will be remembered
that the prohibition party in the Province, in convention at Vancouver, a year ago or so, laid it down most
emphatically, and wisely, as one of the main stipulations, that the prohibition referendum vote, which
they determined to ask the Government to take, should
be submitted separately, and not at the time of a general election- obviously so that it might be kept free .
from any suspicion of party politics and that all prohi-
tionists might be free to work together for its success,
undistracted and undivided by other considerations
and other engrossments.
The Liberal leaders readily recognized the reasonableness and the propriety of these proposals, and,
when approached bp the prohibitionists, unequivocally
promised to deal with the matter in this way, in accordance with the standing principle of direct legislation of the Liberal platform, for taking a referendum
of the people on such questions. Sir Richard McBride,
who was leader of the Government at the time, diplomatically side-stepped any direct assurances, and Premier Bowser, after he had shipped Sir Richard, was
even more elusive and evasive���until he was dangled
over the mouth of the pit in the February by-elections,
when he fell all over himself in his repentant-sinner
anxiety to placate the prohibitionists���anybody, everj
body, that might, he hoped, save him from the political "wrath to come," of which he had got such a hor-
' rifying glimpse. Viewing it only as a political life-pre-
e* server, however, having no more use for the principle
of the thing than ever,. Mr. Bowser determined, if he
must, to save his bacon, adopt the Liberal and prohibition policy in the matter of granting a referendum
on prohibition, to pervert it to hoped for party advantage by insisting on taking the vote at the same time
as the general election. And somehow, contrary to
the most explicit declaration of the prohibition party,
the leaders of that party managed to fall for Mr. Bowser's game,
What a serious mistake it was thus to abet and
make possible and effective Premier Bowser's treachery is becoming more apparent, as intimated, every
day as election day draws nearer. More and more as
the vital political issues of the campaign warm up, do
men find their thoughts, energies and efforts engrossed
in these issues, which centre about the burning, paramount question of the endorsement or defeat of the
Bowser Government. Not only so, but the sharp line
of cleavage dividing the electorate on this question is
being accentuated every day a line of cleavage which
separates Government supporting prohibitionists from
Liberal prohibitionists, and which will reach its climax
on election day, when the "getting out the vote" activities of both parties will naturally be devoted "first
to the issue which divides and incites to rivalry, and
only secondarily to the issue on which members of parties divided politically would vote as one. This is only
human nature. That is the gratuitous handicap
which the Government has deliberately chosen, contrary to the wise determination of the prohibition
party, to impose upon the prohibition cause in the
carrying of the referendum.
How different it would have been with no distracting or dividing issue-with no suggestion of political
interest or political acrimony involved���has only to be
suggested to be perceived. As shown, it was clearly
perceived by prohibitionists in advance, but, between
the Government and their leaders, they were betrayed,
in this very important respect and in others. All the
more will prohibitionists have to be determined, each
one for himself, to do his duty at the polls, and, while
he is casting his ballot to condemn gross political
wrong in the past and for better government in the
future, neglect not to vote for such measure of prohibition as is before him in the referendum that has been
submitted.
WILL BEAR WATCHING.
The Bowser Conservative machine evidently continues to keep strings and cases on the notorious John
T. Scott, now of Seattle, who is supposed to know all
about the "plugging" conspiracy in which the Bowser
party are involved up to the ears. All the strenuous
efforts, last month, of the Vancouver Liberals, backed
by Messrs. Brewster and Macdonald, to get Scott over
here to cL Ar up the last shred of mystery which still
overhangs the case, were frustrated by Premier Bowser's sullen refusal, when it was put right up to him
by the Liberals, to co-operate by withdrawing his warrant foi the nrrest of Scctt as scon as he should set
foot on this side of the line.
About the same time, as illustrating how badly
tangled up the "Bowser bunch" are with the "Seattle
gang," John L Sullivan, Premier Bowser's great
saloon and "olugging" henchman in Vancouver, received this significant telegram from one of the gang,
speaking for the much wanted Scott: "Send money
at once. Scott sore and threatens to return and expose whole election scandal. Clancy o^.t of the city.
What shall I do? Letter following." When this was
shown to Boss Bowser, he metaphorically shrugged his
shoulders and advised sending a Province reporter
over to Seattle, ostensibly to "get a story" for the paper. This was done by the obliging Province, but
nothing came of it. The "money" probably was sent,
and Scott still sits tight. The Bowserites are, evidently keeping him. and determined that he shall
not get over here unless they can coach and "corner"
his evidence. One of these days, when they think it
will be late enough in the campaign to do the most
good, they'll, ten to one, be working Scott for a faked
or forged "interview" or "affidavit," framed up to
make capital against the Liberals.
That the Bowser Government and its workers will
bear watching for some development of this sort, requires no argument, in view of the close conspiracy
which the "plugging" evid'..ce showed to exist between the Government machine at Victoria and Vancouver and the ( ''scourings of the coast. Scott, it may
be depended on, is not the only man they are keeping
on tap for their purposes. It will ,urprise no one to
learn that the notorious Gosden, a'io tried to ao such
good work for the Government, and only escaped conviction for perjury by the narrowest possible margin,
and has to stand trial again, is employed as a Government campaigner in this election, and in this district
last week, as one of the most reputable business men
of this city can testify. The particular work of this
character assassin is retailing, for pay, the story which
nearly landed him behind the bars and may do so yet.
It is by such method?, and in association with and
by the help of such instruments as Scott, Clancy, Gosden, Sullivan, and "Soapy" Welsh that the Bowser
Government unblushingly comes before decent people
and endeavors by hook or crook, by force and fraud,
to subvert their suit) ages.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE ASSURED.
This heading has particular reference to the  announcement of V i emier Asquith, in the House of Commons, last week, io the effect that any new bill   for
franchise reforms in the future must of necessity include women.    This is taken to mean that women will
have the vote in Gre.it Britain before another general
election, except in the unlikely event of   an   election
being forced on the country before the end of the war.
Premier Asquith himself had previously, on principle,
been opposed to the extension of the franchise to women, and the   militant  suffragette  measures, which
reached their climax just before the outbreak of the
war, rather confirmed the Premier in his position L'lan
otherwise.    The splendid manner in which the women
of the nation have risen to the occasional nee the war,
however, with the suff>-"gists in the front rank,   has
appealed to Mr. / quith's British serine of fair play,
and convinced his judgment, to a reversal of his  former attitude, and, having by this process reached the
conclusion that women must, in fairness and justice,
be accorded the electoral franchise equally with :ren,
he has unreservedly intimated that the right   iha'l  be
extended in the tme British constitutional fashion  by
being included in a measure submitted by the responsible Ministry of the day.
In the smaller sphere of the Provincial Administration of British Colnmbi?., and with infinitesirr.ally
smaller men, we have a parallel and a contrast!
Premier Bowser, after he had been scared to death by
a certain series of by-elections that need not be further speciiied, announced that he had experienced
partial conversion on the woman suffrage question, on
account of women's great work in the war. But not
to the extent of accoi ding to women their rights, in
the good,  whole-hearted liritish constitutional   way.
HERE AND THERE.
The Labor candidate for South Vancouver,' Mr. J.
E. Wilton, bas injected a little variety into his campaign by putting forward as a solution (not original,
of course) of the Asiatic problem, the enactment of a
minimum wage act, compelling employers to pay the
same wage to Asiatics as to white men. If that were
done, he believed employers would prefer white men
to Asiatics.
Even the very walls are crying out against the
Bowser Government, in letters a foot high all over
town. Hear them: "We've had enough of machine
Government. Don't risk auother five years of extravagance, bossism, and rubber-stamp methods, t Help
to kill them by a' vote for David Whiteside, the Liberal candidate for New Westminster. A man who will
make good."
The local organ of the Bowser Government, professed champion of prohibition, etc., indulged editorially, the other day, in this veiled slur, in light mood, at
the practical effects of prohibition? ''The brand of
whiskey they smuggle into Maine would make any man
see double." This apropos of the story of a Maine coast
guardsman that he had seen two submersibles off
shore. A trifling remark, of course, but Maine is the
oldest prohibition state on the American continent-
synonymous with prohibition almost���and straws show
which way the wind blows.
At one of his recent rousing meetings in the Fn-
terior, Mr. Brewster, Liberal leader, quoted a friend
whose name he is asking permission to use as authority
for a statement that the Premier, in conversation with
a leading Conservative, admitted that he did not believe Macdonald paid Godsen $50, but it was all part of
the game to say so. He also read a letter from a citizen of Kamloops co<aining information that John L.
Sullivan sav^ Mr. Bowser the day of his Salmon Arm
meeting, made a flying trip to Seattle, and caught Mr.
Bowser again at Armstrong to report, as well as a verification of Sullivan having seen the Premier in Kamloops last winter, a fact which Sullivan denied under
oath.
That the appetite grows by what it feeds upon is
well exemplified by the healthy acquisitiveness of the
"Greatest Republic on earth," which to Alaska, the
Phillipines, Porto Rico, the Hawaiian Islands, and the
Canal zone, all but the first having been acquired by
purchase, seizure, or conquest within the last two decades, has recently added the Danish West Indies,
bought from Denmark for $25,000,000���a tidy sum,
except in the war theatre, where it would last about a
minute, if spread over all the fronts. The ostensible
reason for this little international real estate transaction is that Uncle Sam wants the islets for the protection of the Panama Canal���which seems to be pretty
nearly a hopeless proposition after all spent and done
���and Denmark wanted the money.
"The Province can at any time be brought within
its income from minerals alone by stopping public
works. There was a deficit of but $5,000,000 in fourteen years." This is a sample of the stuff talked, according to the organs, by callow Conservative campaigners in Delta. In other words, a runaway railway
train can avoid going over a precipice by jumping the
track; or a balloon crashing to earth can be saved by
the aeronaut jumping out; or a patient dying of blood
poisoning can save his life at any time by cutting off
his head; or any other equally preposterous safety last
resort that a hair-brcined apologist for a joy-riding
Government can contrive. As to there being a deficit
of but $5,000,000 in the last fourteen years- that's
about the average annual deficit for the last four years.
Oh.no! They mut'.t be made to work for it even if
it interfered seriously with their vitally important and
necessary work in connection with the war. Even,
though, by the denial of the franchise, they were debarred from practically insuring the success of another
reform dear to their hearts and nearly touching their
interests���namely, the prohibition referendum. If a
Liberal Government, instead of the Bowser Government, had been in power, the women of British Columbia would have been voters, instead of merely suppliants, in this election. With all the other handicaps
imposed by this Government on the prohibition referendum, the success of the measure would have been
put beyond question, too, if the women had been given
the franchise last session, as they could and should
have been. Woman Suffrage will be assured in British
Columbia in the most direct and certain way by voting
for the Liberal candidates, who are all pledged to the
consistent Liberal policy in favor of that reform. On
general principles, a vote ought to be cast at the same
time for the Woman Suffrage referendum. Page 2
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
New Westminster, B.C., Aug. 25, 1916
THE  PACIFIC   CANADIAN
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JUSTICE MURPHY'S FINDINGS.
Mr. Justice Murphy handed down his findings,
Tuesday, in the Vancouver School Board inquiry���constituting a most conscientiously exhaustive document
of seventy-four type-written pages. The Commissioner
finds in the first place that "Trustee Lang was justified
in bringing the matter to the Mayor's attention, in
view of the stand of Chairman Seymour and F. W.
Welsh, that the matter must come before a private
meeting. * * * Trustee Lang owed it to the citizens of Vancouver to bring about a thorough public investigation at the earliest possible moment, and that
duty he fulfilled." While judicially holding the balances scrupulously even wherever possible, and balancing or modifying one statement with another in a
great many of the matters inquired into, His Lordship
permitted himself to "suspect some political activity
on the part of Mr. Seymour" and stated plainly that
"some political activity was proven against Mr. Welsh"
(our old friend "Soapy"), yet he concluded "it was
not proven that politic's played any very appreciable
part in the employment of labor by the Board."
Consulting Engineer Leek is exonerated altogether
and the Commissioner even finds P. W. Welsh blameless in connection with the paying of $647 for thirteen
tires and nine inner tubes for one School Board car in a
little over six months; but. coming to the Welsh-Pen-
dray soap deal, that was altogether too rank to be covered by the mantle of judicial charity and scrupulously
balanced nicety. In this connection, Mr. Justice Murphy says: "The proven facts are that a contribution
was actually made out of the soap contract; that the
first tender was not sent in, but a new one was increased by the amount of the contribution; that a discussion did take place about the soap order, as to
packages, as well as to the effect that the School Board
did not expect goods to be sold to it without a profit;
that, according to Mr. Pendray and Mr. H. H. Welch,
Mr. F. W. Welsh was told the soap tender would not
stand a contribution; that Mr. F. W. Welsh, when he
heard of the $25 contribution, connected it with this
interview; and that at this interview Mr. F. W. Welsh
did suggest a contribution to the Conservative party."
Comment is unnecessary, except to remark that Mr.
F. W. Welsh, now promoted from the indicted to the
convicted class, will doubtless be removed at once from
the position in which he was indecently placed by
Premier Bowser as manipulator of soldiers' votes in
the Old Country.   We shall see !
HERE AND THERE
Speaking of the contest in the Similkameen riding, the Province, in its news columns, under a Pen-
ticton date, says: "Mr. L. W. Shatford (the Government candidate) is being opposed by Robt. S. Conklin,
Reeve of Penticton, Liberal candidate, a popular and
able man. Mr. Conklin has canvassed every part of
the constituency, and, while there is nothing spectacular in his methods, his quiet, business-like, genial
manner has won him many friends in parts of the riding where he is not so well known. In the city of
Penticton, where he is serving his second term as
Reeve, receiving the honor twice by acclamation, he
is regarded as a man of strength in character and
business acumen." It might be added, that is a fair
sample of the representative, sterling men whom the
Liberals are running in all the constituencies men of
ability, force, and character, who will end once and
for all the one-man, rubber-stamp form of government
we have been having.
When Premier Bowser is hard pressed and he has
frequently been very hard pressed during his recent
"surveys" of the Province he is quite capable of getting out of a tight corner by blaming it on McBride,
Sir Richard, of course, not being present to speak for
himself. Mr. Bowser is not a bit particular as to the
truth, either, in such shufflings, as evidenced by the
following utterance at a recent Kootenay meeting
where he alternately showed his teeth and squirmed
in face of a distinctly hostile audience: "I do not propose to be blackguarded all ovt r the Province with the
cry "Down with Bowserism!" declared the Premier at
the beginning of his speech. "Liberal speakers take
special delight in saying that it was the Bowser regime
which gave millions to the P. G. E., for example. As
a matter of fact, I personally had nothing to do with
the P. G. E. financial arrangements. Those matters
were handled by Sir Richard McBride, but as a member of his Government I am prepared to stand by what
he did, and I take back water from no one."
noticeable in the utterances of Government speakers
from top to bottom, in this" campaign. Mr. Macken,
the Bowser candidate in Chilliwack, as quoted in last
issue, illustrated this: "He would rather go down to
defeat with Mr. Bowser," etc. Premier Bowser himself, whose attitude, when it is not apologetic or bombastic, is that of a desperado standing at bay, naturally reverts to the thoughts and figures suited to that
frame of mind, born of a bad conscience and a realization that will not down that the game is up: "I propose to go down," he told a Fernie audience, last
week, "with flags flying.'���' What concerns the people
of British Columbia, to the exclusion of such minor
considerations as to how the Bowser Government goes
down, or what misguided people go down with it, is
that it does go down and out, good and hard, for good.
That is the job in hand that will be finished, with neatness and dispatch, September 14th.
For the first time in twenty-seven years a Liberal
was elected to a Toronto seat in the Ontario Legislature, on Monday. Hartley H. Dewart, K. C, who
pledged himself to uphold N. W. Rowell's platform,
except that he reserved libertv of action and was non-
comittal on the prohibition policy, was chosen to succeed
the late Hon. J. J, Foy, Attorney-General, in the
Whitney and Hearst Cabinets, for seat "A" in southwest Toronto. The voted resulted as follows: H.
H. Dewart (Liberal) 2,705; J. A. Norris (Conservative) 2,062; J. M. Connor (Socialist) 445; G. A. Wald-
ron (Independent Liberal) 131. The last time a Liberal was elected for Toronto was in 1889, when the late
Jos. Tait was elected under the minority representation
plan. The latt Hon. Mr. Foy carried the seat at the
last election by a majority of 3,500. The result of
Monday's election, therefore, taken in connection with
Peel and North Perth (recent Liberal wins in Ontario),
shows that the reaction in favor of Liberalism, and
against reaction and some other things, is still running
strong in Ontario, as well as every other Province of
Canada.
The Brown-EIwood Commission, appointed to enquire into the charges made by J. E. Bradshaw, Conservative M. L. A. for Prince Albert in the Saskatchewan Legislature, against the Scott Government and
Liberal members, have presented their report, and the
result is complete exoneration of the Government, as
a government; of anv member of the Government; of
the Board of License Commissioners; of the liquor license administration by the Attorney-General's Department; of the liquor license inspectors and of the
provincial police, of any wrong doing by the Government or any of the departments of the Government in
their relations with the liquor interests. Four private
members, Shepherd, Moore, Pierce, and Cawthorpe,
are held to be guilty, the first two of receiving money
in connection with the securing of licenses, the third
of bribery, and the fourth of bribery and receiving
money in connection with a promise to stifle proseciir
tions. Two others, J. F. Bole and G. Ens, ex-M.L,A.,
are exonerated by Commissioner Brown, but not by
Commissioner Elwood.
His Kelowna meeting was a distinct triumph for
Premier Bowser. Mr. Bowser addressed a big meeting in which a trained brigade of one hundred and
eighty hecklers had been placed by the Liberals. It
was called as a Liberal meeting and was packed by the
Liberal managers, and was distinctly hostile at the beginning, but Mr. Bowser completely won the big crowrl
and the meeting ended in the distinct advantage of
the Liberal candidate. ���Columbian. We don't wonder
that "the meeting ended in the distinct advantage of
the Liberal candidate," as the Columbian says, when
there were "one hundred and eighty Liberal hecklers"
by the count. Must be a lot of Liberals in Kelowna;
for, besides the "hecklers," there were the "trainers"
and the "managers" and the "packers," all mentioned
or inferred by the somewhat incoherent and flustered
organ, which tells us all in a dozen lines that it was
Premier Bowser's meeting, that it was a Liberal meeting, that "Mr. Bowser completely won the big crowd,"
and that "the meeting ended in the distinct advantage
of the Liberal candidate." Well, that's the way all
Mr. Bowser's meetings are going to end���and all's
well that ends well.
The tone of foreboding���the sure premonition   of
getting what they know is coming to them���is very
When Premier Bowser is cornered in one of his
numerous statements which have no foundation in fact
or which are directly contrary to fact, he gets out of
it by saying that he was speaking in a "jocular"
sense. He had been retailing a petty fiction of his
own in the Kootenay country lately to the effect that
Mr. A. M. Johnson, Liberal candidate for Nelson, had
sent a certain telegram to Mr. Brewster, on the 14th
of March last, urging him to bring the session to an
end. When confronted with proof of the absolute
falsity of the story, Bowser tried to laugh it off with
his "jocular" gag again. In a speech at Creston, last
week, referring to Premier Bowser's notorious proclivity for taking liberties with the truth, Mr. M. A.
Macdonald, who showed up the wilful falsehoods that
the Premier had been retailing all over the Interior
with regard to the "plugging" matter, said:   "It is
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enough to make Annias turn in his grave," and added; "I can understand how it is that in the corner
of New Brunswick from which he comes there is a
saying which is still remembered: 'never trust a
Bowser.' "
That Colony Farm cattle deal, put through greatly
to his own personal advantage by Price Ellison, while
Minister of Finance and Agriculture, and which was
the direct cause of his retirement to private life���
though he is imposing himself, with Premier Bowser's
sanction, on North Okanagan as a candidate again���
seems to sit heavily on the Columbian's conscience, if
it does not worry the bucolic Price or Mr. Bowser; for
the local apologist has added to the gaiety of nations
by putting forward the laughable suggestion that "the
shrewd officials of the farm (Colony Farm) badly
worsted the Minister" in the deal. (Hilarious laughter and applause!) Poor simple old fellow ! From
being cattle king of the Okanagan, it has come to this
worsted by his own underlings in a cattle deal on
the Colony Farm ! Fine man for Finance Minister, or
for common ordinary representative for that matter !
No wonder Bill and Dan, and Pat and his gang "worsted" the Province to a finish, with the aid of the clever
Mr. Bowser, Attorney-General for the Province and
solicitor for the lot, and such simps as Price Ellison
(who let some rubes worst him in a cattle deaU nominally guarding the treasury, and rubber-stamps for
the rest. "At its worst," however, the Columbian
adds as an afterthought, Price Ellison's conduct in the
cattle deal "can be characterized only as an indiscrer
tiop."   Seems to us its tjme to laugh again. ��fl
New Westminster, B.C., Aue:. 25, 1916
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
Page I
LOCAL AND GENERAL. DEATH   OF   PIONEER
Mrs. A. P. Halladay was successfully
operated upon for appendicitis at the
Royal Columbian Hospital, Monday.
The Langley Agricultural Association
will hold its twenty-fourth annual exhibition at Fort I,angley on Sept. 19 and 20.
The sixth annual fair of the Matsqui
Agricultural and Horticultural Association will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 13.
Matsqui municipality will hold a tax
sale on September 1 when 186 parcels of
land not redeemed will be offered for
sale for tax arrears.
Four men of the 104th Regiment,
Ptes. Adams, LeRoy, Buckley and Wrig-
lesworth, have joined the 242nd Foresters Battalion for overseas service.
Mrs. J. R. Gilley has returned from a
trip Fast, where she visited her two sons
who have graduated from McGill Uni-
vercitv and who have enlisted for military service.
More than $50,(100 in property and local improvements tax arrears was paid in
at the City Treasurer's oflice at the City
Hall up to the time the tax sale list was
closed, Tuesday night.
Miss Felicia Graham, M. A., of the
Duke of Connaught High School teaching staff, has returned from Seattle,
where she took a post-graduate course in
French at the University of Washington.
Corp. Frost and Private Hugh Robert-
Son, two returned soldiers, have been
appointed to fill vacancies on the city
mail carriers' staff caused by the enlistment of Messrs. Gough and Pellew.
Sergt. E. K. Goulet, 131st Battalion,
son of Aid. Goulet, has returned from
Victoria, where he has been attending
the military school for probationers, having qualified for the rank  of   lieutenant.
The children of the Providence Orphanage were given a trip down the
Fraser River on the steamer Skeena,
Monday afternoon, through the kindness of Capt. C. E. Seymour and Purser
W. H. Nesbett.
No word to the contrary having been
received from the educational authorities
by the local School Board, the city
schools, including the Duk of Connaught
High School, wiil open for the fall term
on Meuday morning next.
The Liberal campaign in Sapperton
will be opened by a public meeting in
Johnston's Hall, Wednesday evening
next, Aug. 30. Mr. David Whiteside,
Liberal candidate, and others will address Ihe meeting.
Mrs. W. W. Abbott and children have
gone to Nelson to join Rev. Mr. Abbott,
who has been transferred to the Nelson
Methodist Church. He was for four
years pastor of Queen's Avenue Methodist Church in this city.
The Vancouver doctors who had the
reported case of infantile paralysis under
observation reported, early this week,
that it was not a case of that dreaded disease at all, but a much milder and more
ordinary malady of a glandular nature.
The civic employment bureau of Vancouver registered within the last few
weeks 3,260 men for harvest work in the
Northwest, all of whom have left for the
prairies. It is estimated that the men
will clearn from $150 to $200 each for
the season.
We are etill doing ousineao 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. ���
When you buy merchandise for your
home, you patronize the merchant who
reduces cost and gives careful service.
Buy your insurance on the same principle and place it in one of the best
companies available at a reduced rate.
Alfred W. McLeod, the Insurance Man.*
Although the summer sockeye run on
the Fraser River has proved a failure,
fishermen and cannerymen are hoping
for better results during the second run,
which usually comes in September.
Neither the canners nor fishermeu expect to make money this season, but they
are looking forward eagerly to next
year, whicli will be the fourth year big
run of sockeyes.
The many friends of Capt. Peele will
regret to learn that he was prostrated
yesterday, and had to be removed to the
hospital, where it was reported to-day
that an attack of pneumonia had developed. The captain had been unwell,
though not c6nfined to the house, for a
week or two, and, with the unusual heat
of the past lew days, collapsed yesterday, as slated.
The Ii. C. Electric Railway Co. have
instituted a collection and delivery service for express shipments between Van
corner and Fraser Valley points and including New Westminster City. No
additional charge will be made for delivering express from the valley to points
iu New Westminster or Vancouver or
calling (or express to be shipped by the
Fraser Valley branch of the li. C. Klcc-
tric Railway to Fraser Valley points.
"The officers, noncommissioned officers and men of the 104th Regiment, W.
F. of C, desire to lay before the public,
and especially the citizens of New Westminster, the necessity for and desirability of increasing the ranks of the regiment up to at least peace strength."
This is the opening appeal of a communication received from Lieut.-Col. F.
H. Cunningham, O. C. 104th Regiment,
too late for publication in this issue, but
which will appear in our  next.
Advices from Prince Rupert, last week,
give a harrowing account of the wiping
out of a family of five, that of J. F. Sipes,
at Port Clements, Queen Charlotte Islands, as a result of eating poisoned fish.
The victims were Mrs. Sipes, her mother
and her three children. The fourth
child, a mere baby, is the only survivor,
besides the father, who was away when
the fish was eaten. The ages of the dead
children were four, seven and ten, Owing to remoteness from settlement, niedl.
cal help could not be procured in time,
even if that would hav. availed,
Death of Old Citizen.
The death occurred, at Victoria, on
Friday last, of Mr. G. T. Burnett, who,
with his family, resided for many years
in this city. The late Mr. Burnett, who
was staying with his daughter, Mrs. K.
H. II. Taylour, Victoria, had been ill for
a long time previous lo his death. A
native of England, where he was born
in 1831, Mr. Burnett removed, with his
family, to this Province and located in
New Westminster, in 1889, doing business as a druggist here for years. He
leaves three daughters, Mrs. E. II. II.
Taylour and Mrs. Fred King, Victoria;
and Mrs. Chas. Piper, Vancouver, and
three sons, George Burnett (whose wife
is a daughter of Rev. Robt. Lennie of
this city), and Hina Burnett, Victoria,
and Harold Burnett of this city. The
funeral was held at Victoria, Monday.
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Rev. James Turner, Known to All
British Columbia and Yukon Pioneers, Dies in California-Funeral at
Vancouver.
All that was mortal of the Rev. James
Turner, pioneer Methodist missionary of
Britisli Columbia and the Yukon, was
laid to rest, Monday afternoon, iu Mountain View Cemetery, Vancouver, death
having occurred last week at San Diego,
Cal., after a protracted illness from nervous trouble, the remains having been
brought to this Province for interment.
The funeral was largely attended, manv
old timers of the Province being present
to pay their last respects. Rev. Dr.' Os-
terhout, president of the Methodist Conference of British Columbia, conducted
the funeral services at Wesley Methodist
Church, Vancouver, and also at the
grave, where he was assisted by Rev. A.
E. Roberts, pastor of the Central Methodist Church, Vancouver, lo which the
late Mr. Turner was attached. Addresses
eulogizing the departed missionary, in
which reference was made to his sterling
qualities and Christian determination in
the spread of the gospel amid rough
frontier surroundings and often under
trying circumstances, were made by Rev.
Dr. White, superintendent of Methodist
missions for Britisli Columbia, Rev. Dr.
Sanford of Columbian College, and Rev.
E. A. Hetheriugton, who was with Mr.
Turner in the Yukon.
The late Rev. James Turner, who was
seventy-four years of age, and unmarried, at the time of his death, was born
in Ireland, near the historic city of Londonderry, and came to Canada in 1876.
He was received on probation into the
Methodist ministry, seven weeks after
his arrival, and spent the first two years
near St. Mary's, Ontario. In 1873 he
volunteered for work in British Columbia and was stationed at New Westminster; in 1874 his charge was known as
Burrard Inlet, aud covered all the territory where Vancouver now stands as
well as many miles more around this
district.
A year later Mr. Turner was aent to
Nicola Valley and from then until 1S82
he carried on the work of au itinerant
Methodist preacher that won his way
into the hearts of the people.
He was familiarly known by his fellow
preachers as "the Minister of the Interior," for his territory covered all that
country which British Columbia knows
as the Interior. Owing to a breakdown
in health, Mr. Turner was away from
Britisli Columbia from 1882 until 1885,
spending those years in Calgary. He returned in 1886 to the Cariboo, where he
won the affection of the gold miners,
among whom he worked. Three years
after his return to British Columbia,
when the gold rush to the Yukon was at
its height, the Methodist Church asked
Mr. Turner to again become a pioneer,
and, responding to the call, he began
work among the miners at Dawson and
Atlin.
The arduous toils of the trail and the
hardships of that severe winter of the
North broke down the missionary's rugged constitution and he returned to Vancouver. He attended the annual conference at Victoria in 1903 and was elected
its president by popular vote. Since
that time he lived in comparative retirement, and, a few years ago, went to
Southern California, where he found the
climate suitable to his failing health,
though he hoped to the last to be able to
return to British Columbia.
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Sapperton branch       -       373
West End branch       -       650
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For homemade pickles use
only the purest ingredients.
You will get the best at
Welsh's at lowest prices.
Draught Vinegar, Cider, Malt
or White Pickling per gal-.50c
Climax Brand, quart bottle
each 25c
Crosse & Blackwell's Malt,
per bottle 30c
Holbrook's Malt, per bot--30c
Heinz Malt, Cider  or White
Pickling, per bottle 40c
Whole Mixed Pickling Spice,
per 4-oz. pkg.,  each 10c
or by the lb  35c
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N. P. R. Station Plans.
A steel building 300 feet long and 30
feet wide ou Front street, on the site of
the present City Market building, is in-
cludetl in the tentative plans of the
Northern Pacific Railway Co. for their
freight terminals in this city. Plans are
now being prepared and construction is
expected to commence early next year.
The divisional engineer paid a visit to
New Westminster, last week, to enquire
into building restrictions and to look
over the site. The company have leased
from the city seven and a half lots lying
between Front street and the Fraser
River with deep water right up to the
wharf. Their plans include tearing down
the present market building to make
room for modern freight buildings.
H. M. Stramberg Visits Oity.
Mr. H. M. Strambery, principal of
the New Westminster High School for
many years, but who resigned five or six
years ago, since which time he has
travelled extensively in Kurope and on
this continent, was in the city this
week, his first visit for years, looking
after some right-of-way matters with the
C. N. R. affecting property owned by Mr.
Stramberg in this vicinity. Mr. Stramberg had just completed a tour of the
continent of Europe shortly before the
war broke out, and, among other interesting experiences, recalls witnessing a
review by the Kaiser, near Berlin, of
100,000 of his crack Prussian troops (a
truly magnificent spectacle), which have
since been swallowed up or decimated in
the war.
During Mr. Stramberg's lengthy visit
to the Old Country, he taught for some
time in London, and also prepared the
son of Sir (Jeorge Parkin for Oxford.
Mr. Stramberg occupies the position at
present of principal of the High School
at Penticton, which he has held for a
year or more, the climate of that garden
of the Province agreeing with him better
than the coast climate, as is evident from
his appearance.
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Every   Lady  Autoist
Should be provided with a pair of
Auto Goggles to guard the eyes
against strong Sunlight, Wind,
Storms and Dust.
For your Auto Goggles, see
H. Ryall
Druggist and  Optician
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C.
PHONE 57
Valuator    Money to Loan    Farms
for Sale
H. A. EASTM0N
Notary Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,    HEW WESTMINSTER
COAL
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Lump, Nut, pea
and SlacK
JOSEPH MAVERS
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Phone 105
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at prices that  are   RIGHT
Quality, Quantity and Service  is  our
motto
Phones:   150-732
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Citv   Market.
There was another good market to-day,
poultry again being the big feature, both
in supply and demand, hens selling at
14c to 16c, and springs at ISc to 20c,
while ducks brought 18c. Meats were
light again, at last week's prices. Kggs
were in good supply and prices were
well maintained, at 35c to 37c wholesale
and 40c retail. Butter, dairy, retailed at
35c. There was a large supply of potatoes, but small demand, at 90c per sack.
Early apples were in fair supply, and
sold at 75c to $1 per box. ('.reengages
appeared on the market for the first
time. The supply was fair, but the de
maud very limited, at 70c to 75c per
crate, largely on account of high price
of sugar.
Campaigning In District.
Reeve A. I). Patterson, Liberal candidate for Delta, addressed a meeting of
electors at South Westminster, Saturday
night, al wliich John Oliver, the standard bearer in   Dewdney, also spoke.
Monday evening, Mr. Patterson had
another very satisfactory meeting at
Strawberry Hill, where Messrs. Ralph
Smith and J. S. Cowper, two of the Vancouver Liberal ticket, also spoke.
Mr. Patterson, speaking as a fanner
who had lived his life among them, who
had held office as Reeve and had been
for nine years president of the Live
Stock Assoeiation of B. C, said he knew
the difficulties the farmers were laboring
under. The Agricultural Credits bill he
criticised as coining too late. Money
borrowed at 7 per cent, was too high a
rate to help the farmers. The Act should
have been passed years ago, when it was
asked for, when money could have been
got for 3 1-2 per cent. Mr. Patersou
said that, if elected, he would see that
the appropriations for the Delta district
were expended, not in favoring this or
that section, but in a business-like way
to help those parts of the district where
roads and public works would help settlers to increase the production for the
district.
Mr. John Oliver has been holding well
attended meetings in his riding of Dewdney, this week. . At  Durieu, last  night,
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FIRE INSURANCE
Is as essential as Life Insurance.
We write Fire Insurance in sound,
reliable Companies.
"OUR RATES ARE LOWER"
���See���
Wm. McAdam
Room 1, Hart Block
Big Special
GOCYCLES
80c
Buy one for your little boy
T. J. TRAPP & CO., Ltd.
Phones:
Store 59       Office 196
Machinery  and   Auto   Dept.   691
Mr. Donald Downie also spoke, in
French. To-night, Mr. Oliver and Mrs.
Ralph Smith will address a meeting in
the Agricultural Hall, Port Haney.
Meetings billed for next week in Dewdney, to be addressed by Mr. Oliver and
others, are. loco, Tuesday, Aug. 29, at
8 p.m.; Port Hammond, Friday, Sept.
1, at 8 p.m.
Mr. J. W. Weart, Liberal candidate
for the South Vancouver-Burnabv riding,
has announced a meeting for Tuesday
evening next, in the Morden Hall, Edmonds,
l{oyal City Laundry
We make a special rate
for
Family   Washing
Deliveries both ways
WHITE EABOR ONLY
Electric., Ironing and every
modern appliance
ROYAL CITY L0UND3Y CO.
Phone 183.      814 Royal Ave. Pa^e 4
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
New Westminster, B.C., Aug. 25, 191b'
THE CITY COUNCIL.
City Solicitors Declare Shops Regulation By-law Constitutional���Milk Bylaw Amendment Passed for Reconsideration, After Some Discussion.
The Citv Council met at the usual hour
Monday evening, His Worship the Mayor and the full board of Aldermen present. The budget of communications,
reports, etc., was an unusually light one,
but not without interest or importance,
particularly one of several communications from the City Solicitors, containing
the legal opinion re constitutionality of
the much debated Shops Regulation Bylaw, 1916, moved for at the last meeting.
The opinion stated unhesitatingly that
the Shops Regulation Act of the Provin
cial Legislature, under authority of which
the city by-law was framed, was Intra
vires of the Legislature and "quite constitutional," citing judicial decisions in
support, and the Aldermen expressed
themselves as satisfied. Aid. McAdam's
Milk By-law Amendment By-law provoked some good natured discussion and a
comparison of the go-as-you-please conditions under which the "better babies"
of a previous period had been laised and
developed into such healthy specimens as
Aid. Jardine and Johnston and the present verv strict and germ chasing iegi-
men. But it was probably necessary in
these degenerate days, sighed the Aldermen, and they ended by approving the
bv-law which was put through all its
stages, to be formally reconsidered at
next meeting, when it is understood Aid.
Dodd will introduce an amendment reducing the proposed licence fee of $1 per
cow per six mouths, for the one, two,
three aud four cow dairies, to 50 cents
per cow instead.
Communications.
The following communications were
read and disposed of in the order given:
From the Lieut.-Governor of Britisli
Columbia, acknowledging receipt of copy
of resolution of patriotic meeting of 4th
August instant, and expressing appreciation therefor and stating that same had
been forwarded to the Governor-General
of Canada, for transmission to the Imperial authorities.    Received and filed.
From the City Solicitors, re Mrs. Dolphin vs. city, stating that they had accepted service of writ in suit for damages
against the city for personal injuries alleged to have been received by plaintiff
on April 2nd last on account of fall owing to defective condition of sidewalk.
Received and filed.
From the City Solicitors, re logging
operations on Coquitlam Lake reserve,
stating uo further information had been
received in the matter from Comptroller
of Timber and Grazing Lands, Ottawa.
Received and filed.
From the City Solicitors, re Coquitlam
dam, stating no reply had been received
from Minister of the Interior to communication of 18th May last inquiring as
to why clearing operations by B.C.E.R.
Co. had ceased when only half completed.    Received and filed.
From the chairman of the Special Senate Committee, Ottawa, on the desirability of taking measures for agricultural,
industrial, and trade development after
the war, so as to prepare to cope with
the unusual conditions that will then
have to be faced, and asking co-opera-
lion; also enclosing copy of Order-in-
Council on the subject.
On motion of Aid. Goulet and Jardine,
received and referred to Committee of
the Whole for consideration and report.
From the Chief of the Fire Department, recommending the appointment of
A. Roe, in place of A. Malonev, who, as
previously reported, had enlisted for
overseas service. Received and recommendation adopted.
From Wm. J. Boyd, expressing satisfaction that, in accordance with Ids previous suggestion, life buoys had been
provided for Lulu Island bridge, but
pointing out that they were not the regulation size���were altogether too small���
and would not prove effective in life
saving.
The communication was, on motion,
received and filed, it bein�� pointed out
by the Mayor that these buoys were the
. only ones that could be got here at the
time, and steps had been taken to procure regulation buoys as soon as possible.
From the City Solicitors, re "Shops
Regulation Act," stating that this act is
intra vires of the Provincial Legislature
and quite constitutional. In support of
this opinion, Mr. Justice Clement's work
on the Canadian Constitution was cited
and specifically a decision by Mr. Justice
Duff, confirmed by Chief Justice Fitz-
patrick, of the Supreme Court of Canada,
in a case brought against the city of
Montreal in the matter of a shops regulation by-law under authority of an act of
the Province of Quebec, Tin- decision
was in favor of the city of Montreal, aud
the Privy Council had refused to allow
an appeal from the confirming decision
of the Chief Justice of Camilla.
Aid. Eastman, seconded by Aid. Jardine, moved that the communication  be
received and filed   lor   future   reference,
the mover remarking   that   the   opinion
was satisfactory to him.
Renorts.
Aid. Johnston, chairman of the Committee of the Whole, reported, recommending; That the City Solicitors lie
instructed to prepare a lease between the
Corporation and the Marsh, Huttoil,
Powers Co., Ltd., in accordance witli
rentals agreed upon, for Citv Block 1,
and that the Mayor and Clerk be authorized to execute same on behalf of the
city; that the City Engineer be instructed to have this property slaked out bj a
li. C. land surveyor.
Also to report that Messrs. Schaake,
(or the Scliaake Machine Works, ami
Duncan, for the Vulcan Iron Works, respectively, require to lease property on
the new market site, and explained their
requirements, Mr. Schaake slated that
the buildings proposed in their works
would cost approximately $25,000 and
plant an additional $35,000. Mr. Duncan
said he had nothing to add to what they
proposed to do; but that the company
was anxious to have the question of site
settled, as they were holding machinery
in the Fast in readiness for shipment.
It was decided that the committee   meet
on the ground and that the tentative
plans showing the proposals of the respective companies be prepared for the
Council's consideration.
The report was, on motion, adopted.
The Board of Works reported, recommending payment of account of Kilgard
Fire Clay Co., for sewer pipe, $663.71.
Adopted.
The Water Committee reported, recommending: That the Corporation offer,
without prejudice, to settle with the B.
C. E. R. Co. the question of taking water
from the fire protection main at the car
barns, for $100 to be paid by the company. That P. Russell, managing director "of the V. P. R. Meat Co., be asked
to meet the Council in Committee of the
Whole, at 3 p. m., Monday, the 28th
inst.    Adopted.
Aid. Eastman, chairman of the Light
Committee, reported, recommending the
purchase at once of 611 new lamp fixtures
which will take the place of the present
arc lamps and effect a considerable saving iu current. 'Ihe cost of same, $300,
to be taken out of Blectric Light Extension By-law. 1913, money.    Adopted.
Aid. Jardine, chairman of the Board of
Works, reported regarding the crossing
at Columbia street, Glen Brook, recom
mending thai a 32-inch pipe be laid there
and the culvert filled in, at a cost ()f
$1511. Also that the Clerk be instructed
lo ask the Government Agent to have
the planking at the approach to Fraser
River bridge repaired.    Adopted.
Re application of M. Malonev, Alberta
St., for drainage, it was recommended
that the street drain in front of this property be deepenedi and the Board of
Works was authorized to act. ,
��� By-Laws.
New Westminster Loan By-law, 1916,
marked "C," came up for reconsideration, and wias put through all its stages
without amendment and finally passed.
Milk By-law, 1913, Amendment By-
lap, 1916, introduced by Aid, McAdam,
came up for second reading, was read a
second time, read a third time, and
passed, to come up for reconsideration
and final passage at next meeting.
The provisions of this by-law, whicli
have principally to do with the regulation of small dairies, have been outlined
before. The clause providing a license
fee of $1 per cow payable each six
months, up to five cows, was the cause
of considerable discussion, Monday night,
Aid. Dodd suggesting that half that fee
would be sufficient, and intimating his
intention to move an amendment to that
effect when the by-law comes up for reconsideration at next meeting.
During the discussion on this clause,
Aid. Goulet remarked that he had every
sympathy for the owners of one or two
cows in the city who were contributing
to their maintenance by retailing the
surplus milk, but he did not think the
extension of these small city dairies
should be encouraged, as the neighbors,
who had to listen to. the lowing of a cow
all night and accept the disadvantages
of the proximity of the stables, were entitled to some sympathy as well.
The Mayor remarked, while on the
same subject, that some families were
absolutely dependent for their livelihood
on the surplus milk from one or two
cows which they sold.
Aid. McAdam, defending the provisions of the amendment by-law, said
they were more favorable than those of
the old by-law. He urged, however,
that the provisions calling for the delivery of milk in bottles should not be enforced too strictly for a few weeks, as
some who had sent for bottles could not
get them for a while yet.
Aid. Johnston remarked that he supposed these very particular regulations
with regard to dairies and milk delivery
were all right, but he could not help recalling that the pioneer babies had developed into pretty healthy specimens
without the benefit of bottled or sterilized milk, and the stalwart* and substantial looking Alderman, who himself is a
native son, glanced around as if to challenge contradiction.
Whereat Aid. Jardine, who is no light
weight or anaemic subject either, though
belonging to a far eastern vintage, rose
to corroborate, with the remark that he
was surprised how he and Alderman
Johnston ever grew up at all.
The other Aldermen stifled a sigh and
looked enviously at these 'belter babies"
ol the past who had so signally surmounted the obstacles and handicaps of
an unscientific and insanitary age.
His Worship sought to pull out a few
tail feathers from the "cocks o' the
north" by slyly insinuating that they
did not have the germ diseases in those
days that we had now.
However, relapsing into a .serious
tone, both the Mayor and the Alderulen
agreed with Aid. McAdam, the framer of
the by-law, that it was right and proper
to take every up to   date    precaution   to
guard against the contamination of milk,
at every stage from the cow to the ultimate consumer.
Barber Shops Regulation By-law, 1916,
introduced hy Aid. Dodd, was read a
lirst time, the rules were suspended, and
the by-law was read a third time and
passed, to be reconsidered at next meeting.
New Business
Aid. Bryson, chairman of the Financ
Committee, moved, seconded by Aid
Jardine, that the City Hall be kept Open
Tuesday evening, 22nd inst, till nine
o'clock, to give ratepayers a last opportunity lo pay their taxes before the lax
sale.    Carried
The Mayor stated that the Returned
Soldiers had asked the Council for permission to hold a tag day the first Friday
in September, lo raise funds for a Returned Soldiers Club in the city, at which
to welcome all our soldier boys as they
return from the front.
Ou motion of Aid. Johnston and Eastman, permission was granted accordingly.
The Mayor mentioned that since he
and the Clerk had been authorized to
sign a lease of water frontage near the
Lulu Island bridge to the Marsh, llut-
ton, Powers Co. as a site for a shingle
mill, the name had been changed to the
Dominion Cedar and Shingle Co., Ltd.',
and another authorization would probably be required to avoid any legal flaw.
On motion of Aid. Eastman and Johnston, a resolution was passed accordingly.
His Worship then introduced for discussion the subject of the tentative agreement with the Canadian Northern Pacific
Railway Co., under consideration by the
Council, relating to the right-of-way
through the city, terminals, etc.
Aid. McAdam pointed out an evident
verbal flaw iu the draft agreement, and,
after discussion in whicli the whole Council took part, a resolution was passed referring the matter to a committee composed of the Mayor and Aid. Bryson and
Eastman.
After which the Council took a well
earned rest���except for committee work
���till next Monday night.
GROCERIES
Crisco, .ilbs. 1 oz. net weight,
per tin 65c
Old Dutch Cleanser, 3 tins
for-.-    25c
New Westminster Creamery
Butter, received fresh daily;
per lb 40c
Pearline, 5 10-cent pkgs---25c
Dates; 2 pkgs 25c
Royal Citv Brand Jams, new
season's pack; a local product; black currant, strawberry, and raspberry, 4-lb.
tin   75c
Fraser River salmon, 1-2 lb.
tin, 3 tins for 25c
Heinz Cider Vinegar, gal.-.SO
For hands, face or the bath,
use Medicated Antiseptic Carbolic Soap,  per cake   10c
Colonial Cakes, each 15e
Fruit Cake,  per  lb 25c
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
308 Sixth St. ��� Phone 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2ml St. ' Phone 598
Edmonds, Gray Block Phone 1111L
Sapperton, Guhr Block Phone 1012
Dainty New Silk Crepe and
Marquisette Blouses
In such popular colors as Rose, Flesh, Maize, CC f-^ (DO CA
SEy, Cream, White, Etc.    Prices are    *P��   LU  iPO.��JV
3*ine Tffuslin 33louses
A splendid range to select from, all new styles, 1 CA a. ^ Cfi
priced from    l.OU IO ��.0\J
3une tlfarquisette 2l/a/sts
These are specially pretty; with deep shoulder 3 AA * / rs\
collar, and lace edged.    Prices  from    O.UU CO O.DU
New Fall Dross  Goods and   Coatings
Despite the well known difficulty in obtaining- woolen materials
now, we arc showing a remarkably good collection of materials in
the different weights.
There is not the advance in price one would expect, due to our
very early placing of orders in the best markets.
We awoit with pleasure your inspection of them.
W. S. Collister & Go.
The Store  for Women's Wear
P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN  REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering  and
Blacksmithing
Manufacturers of   Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Agents for  REGAL GASOLINE ENGINES
%S�� 's���   New Westminster, B. C.
James & NcClughan
PLUMBING
and
:    HEATING
Auto Tires & Accessories
HARDWARE
New Westminster, B. C.
Front and Sixth Sts.     Phone 302
W.R.Jaynes
-FOR���
Oxy-Acetyleue
Welding and .Brazing
Auto and Motor Boat Supplies and Fittings
First Class Machine Work
New Westminster
Phone 275       724 Front St
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SAVE
YOUR
MONEY
FOR THE
Dominion War Loan
TO BE ISSUED IN SEPTEMBER.
By purchasing a bond you will help
to WIN THE WAR and obtain for
yourself an investment of the highest
class yielding a most attractive rate
of interest.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE.
OTTAWA.

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