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Weekly News Digest and Journal of Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, April 21, 1916.
Number 7
It was quite evident, as pointed out by this paper at
the time, that the introduction by Mr. Place (Nanaimo)
of his woman suffrage bill into the House, to become
effective, if passed, on June 1st next, was going to
seriously embarrass the Bowser Government and its
"solid" thirty-eight in the Legislature���for the reason,
as indicated, that the Government's sudden conversion
to a prohibition referendum, and professions of great
zeal in that regard, had laid a heavy obligation upon
the Administration and its supporters to prove their
sincerity as champions of the cause by making their
general policy conform to those professions. That the
conferring of the franchise upon women now, as proposed in Mr. Place's bill, giving them a vote in the next
general election and on the prohibition referendum,
would greatly increase the chance of prohibition carrying, goes without saying.
The Bowser Government was, therefore, in a peculiar sense, on trial as to its consistency and sincerity,
in the attitude it might take toward this measure. Thus
tested, the Government fell down most signally. The
bill having reached a stage when the Government was
compelled io show its hand, Premier Bowser, on Thursday of last week, asked Mr. Place to withdraw his bill,
so that the faithful would not have to go on record, for
or against, on division, and announced as the Government policy the great side-stepping act of referring
woman suffrage to a referendum, along with prohibition, at the next general election. And straightway all
the Government supporters in the House (who are only
too glad to get out of their unfortunate predicament on
tbe question), and all the journalistic supporters of the
Government throughout the country, acclaim the act as
the right thing in the right place, and simulate unspeakable scorn of the Liberal party for opposing the
use of theirreferendum policy in this instance.
All this furor, of course, is designed as a screen, to
enable the Government to get away with its discreditable side-stepping act on this question. The signal is
given, and the tom-toms are beaten and the dust thrown
into the air while the manouvre is being carried out.
But it's no1 go. The shift is too bare-faced and the trick
too transparent to fool the most gullible. Every one
realizes that the Government has been guilty of a cowardly subterfuge, and has inflicted a double wrong���denying the women their right to the electoral franchise
at this time and prejudicing the cause of prohibition
by the position which it has taken on this question.
And every one realizes just as clearly that the stand
which the Liberals have taken in the House, in support
of Mr. Place's woman suffrage bill and in opposition to
the Government project for deferring it by means of a
referendum, is right and straightforward, and consistent as well with the Liberal platform, which has had a
standing plank for years in favor of woman suffrage���
not for a referendum on woman suffrage.
As pointed out by Mr. Brewster and other Opposition speakers in the House, woman suffrage has been
before the country and the Legislature for years, and
many votes have been taken on the, question in the
House. The overwhelming vote which Messrs. Brewster and Macdonald received over their Government opponents in the late by-elections may also be taken as an
endorsment of woman suffrage, as of the Liberal policy
generally, as that plank was not kept in the background
during the campaign. Premier Bowser has recognized
in the most practical manner possible that the by-elections constituted an endorsement of the Liberal policy,
by adopting that policy in many vital particulars, but
he has not had the consistency or courage to do so in
this instance���a failure which he has characteristically
tried to conceal by raising the dishonest cry, so faithfully echoed, that the Liberals have not been consistent
with their referendum policy, in opposing the Government trick of submitting woman suffrage to a referendum.
While on the question, it will be pertinent to observe
that there is another and even more radical difference
between the two questions -prohibition and woman
suffrage���constituting a good reason why prohibition
should be submitted to a referendum, which does not
apply in the case of woman suffrage. With respect to
the latter, it would be granted and exercised as a right
���there would be no question of enforcement. In re-
. gard to a prohibition enactment, the c^ase is very different, fines and penalties would be attached, and a strict
enforcement would have to be provided for, unless tbe
statute was to become a dead letter. Such enforcement
would be difficult, if not impossible, without a large
- body of public opinion behind the law. Hence the desirability, at least, of ascertaining through a plebiscite
or referendum, in advance of enactment, that prohibition has the support of a majority of the electorate.
How the women of British Columbia, and those who
sympathise with their justifiable demand for the electoral franchise, will accept the "gold brick" that Premier Bowser has handed them, by putting them off
with a referendum, may be inferred from the view
that was voiced by one of the suffragist leaders, Miss
Helen Gutteridge, at a meeting held April 6th, "ladies,
night," at the Conservative Association Headquarters,
Vancouver. Speaking on that occasion, Miss Gutteridge, who, according to the Province, has the distinction of being the first woman to hold an executive
position on the Trades and Babor Council, said: "If
the party now in power at Victoria  has any political
There has been a good deal of more or less incoherent and premature peace talk in the daily press of
late, revolving round recent utterances of the German
Chancellor, Von Bethman-Hollweg, Premier Asquith,
Lord Cromer, and others, and one over sanguine European correspondent went so far as to draw the inference that we might wake up some fine morning and
find the war was over. The ordinary every day observer certainly will fail to see any such indication or
possibility, much as he might desire to see an end of
hostilities, based upon some sure guarantee that the
tremendous sacrifices of the Allies would not have been
made in vain and that the recurrence of such a conflict would be rendered impossible for a very long
time to come.
The spirit of the "British people, and indeed of all
the Allies in this war, has been well expressed in the
paternal counsel of Polonius to Laertes, in Hamlet:
"Beware of entrance to a quarrel, but, being in, bear
it that the opposed may beware of thee." And this,
not from motives of mere revenge, but from considerations of the highest foresight and prudence���to insure so far as possible that the belligerent bully who
had precipitated the quarrel should be deterred, by the
only sort of argument that would appeal to such an
one, from entering upon such an enterprise again.
That the bully in question has as yet given evidences
that he is reduced to that proper frame of mind, where
he will submit to the terms that, in the interests of
the world and of humanity, must be imposed upon
him, is not apparent.
Those terms have been clearly laid down and emphatically reiterated by Premier Asquith (speaking in
answer to questions in the House of Commons, on
February 23rd last), as follows; "What I said November 9. 1914, I repeat now: 'We shall never sheathe
the sword, which we have not lightly drawn, until
Belgium���and I will add. Serbia���recover in full measure all and more than they have.sacrificed; until France
is adequately secured against aggression, until the
rights of the small nations of Europe are based upon
an unassailable foundation, and until the military domination of Prussia is wholly and finally destroyed.'
What is there wanting in clearness and directness in
that? I ask Mr. Trevelyan and the German Chancellor, how can I make it fuller and more intelligible?
How can I do more to convince him and all our enemies that not until a peace based upon these foundations is within sight of attainment, and not until
then, shall we or any of our allies abate by one jot
our prosecution of this war."
That certainly is clear, direct, and explicit enough.
There is no misunderstanding it, and there is no going
back upon it. The other Allies have spoken as plainly
in other words. Lord Cromer's reported attempt, in
a letter to the Times, to paraphrase and explain Mr.
Asquith's position to the Germans is not particularly
happy, on its face. "So far as I know," he says, "no
one in this couutry wishes to destroy the military
power of Prussia. The military strength of Prussia
always has been, is now, and probably will continue
to be very great. None in this country would object
to its maintenance, provided they could feel definite
assurance it would be used for legitimate purposes and
cease to be an abiding menace to the rest of the world."
"Feel definite assurance" sounds just a little inadequate considering the demonstrated nature of the beast
under discussion.
The German Chancellor, in his speech in the Reichstag, on April 5th, is reported to have said, in discussing the idea of the possibility of peace1: "Let us
suppose that Mr. Asquith sits down with me at the
table to examine the possibility of peace, and Mr. Asquith begins with a claim for the definite, complete destruction of Prussia's military power. The conversation would be ended almost before it had begun. The
enemy wants to destroy united free Germany." Passing over the grotesque identification of a "united free
Germany" with the maintenance of Prussia's military
power, as an illuminating illustration of the hopelessly
reactionary Prussian spirit, it will be noted that the
German Chancellor, probably purposely, misrepresented
in a very vital and significant sense Premier Asquith's
real position. It was not the military power of Prussia
which Mr. Asquith said must be wholly and finally destroyed as a condition precdent to oeace, but "the military domination" of Prussia���which the remainder of
Germany would probably not be sorry to see accomplished.
That was rather a neat one that Parker Williams put
over the Minister of Lands, Hon. Mr. Ross, the other
doy. The Minister, like some others on that side of the
House, is addicted to reading prepared speeches, instead of delivering them, which is contrary to the rules
of the House. The Speaker, however, when appealed
to, ruled that the hon. gentleman was merely making
use of "copious notes." which was permissible. Parker
Williams, at the conclusion of the performance, brought
down the House by inquiring if it would be in order to
move that the speech be taken as read.
sense at all, it will enfranchise women within* the next
few weeks." As the action of the Government in this
matter will cheat prohibition out of the women's votes
in the referendum, it may be imagined what sincere
prohibitionists will think of the Government's shelving
of woman suffrage at this time���notwithstanding that
the Vancouver World, official prohibition organ, out of
too much tenderness for the Government, meekly
swallows its prejudicial action in this respect.
A contemporary points out that "the British member
of Parliament receiving pay as army or navy officer
must choose between it and his sessional indemnity,"
whereas in Canada he grabs both and everything else
in sight
Self respect and the imperative law of self-preservation, says the New York Times, "will forbid further
keeping up of the ghastly pretence that we are in
friendly relation with a power that, notwithstanding
our many protests and in violation of its own promises,
continues to destroy the lives of American citizens by its
assassin practices in sea warfare.
"The tide of public opinion as reflected at the by-
elections is rapidly changing in favor of the Government," is the hopeful diagnosis of his own political
condition and" prospects in which Dr. Bowser is reported
to have indulged lately, after taking his own temperature and feeling his own pulse. Wonder what kind of
dope the "doctor" prescribes for himsslf?
Prime Minister Hughes, of Australia, visiting in
England, was slated as a delegate-to the Entente economic conference which was to have opened in Paris
yesterday, and was expected to take an advanced position for a joint tariff system which would establish,
minimum rates among the allied countries and their
overseas dominions and less favorable rates to countries
with which the Allies are at war and to neutrals.
"Everybody was doing it," was the ingenuous, if not
ingenious justification put forward by H. C. Hanning-
ton, Inspector of Legal Offices in the Attorney-General's Department, Victoria, for having, contrary to the
statute in that case made and provided, taken $2,000
commission on a Government real estate deal���to wit
purchase by the Government of a new Court House site
in the Capital City. The Government official in question,
who gets a salary of over $3,000 a year, testified before
the Public Accounts Committee that Attorney-General
Bowser had casually asked him to ascertain what a certain eligible piece of property could be obtained for, and
he had gone to a friend in the real estate business and
the two had "split" an accruing commission of $4,000
between them. The act and the excuse for it are illustrative of the high moral tone permeating the money
changers' temple at Victoria.
Of all the truly wonderful things in this wonderful
war, says a correspondent at the front, most assuredly
the morale of the French army is the most wonderful
of all. Think of it. Twenty months of devastating
war; one French woman out of every three in mourning; many of the fair departments and the best of the
French black country in the hands of the enemy; no
end of the war discernable by the wit, of man; regiments renewed from top to bojttom, not once but many
times; the national life suspended; the savings of a half
century thrown into the melting pot, and yet here in
close and deadly conflict with a numerous and still formidable enemy, that inestimable, that most precious of
treasures, the morale of the army, wholly untarnished!
Rather, with each call' upon the generous race, the
morale rises. To the ever-rising demands, France replies with ever-rising spirit. She has been great before,
but never, surely, so great as now. "Rather than accept slavery at German jiands," said General de Cas-
telnau, "the French race will die upon the battlefield."
When trying to discredit "B. C. Crisis" criticisms,
a few months ago, relative to the wholesale alienation
of public lands, Ministers and their echoes vied with
each other in their assertions about the enormous acreage in British Columbia still remaining open to the
homesteader or pre-emptor it made no difference how
wildly they disagreed in these extravagant and evidently random assertions. The Minister of Lands said
ninety-three million acres, Premier- Bowser put it at
ninety-one million. Mr. Alex. Lucas, somehow or
other, slipped a cog and could only figure up thirty-
three million. It was deducible from the official Government Year Book that there might be about ten million acres available'. In the desperate repentance induced by the by-elections, the Bowser Government
practically admit there is none, by adopting the Liberal
policy of causing alienated lands unpaid for, to the extent of about three million acres, to revert to the Crown,
so as to have lands available for returned soldiers.
The Bowser Government papers, like Government
speakers, including Minislers themselves, are becoming
foolishly reckless in their palpable misstatements. For
instance, that staid old work-horse the News-Advertiser,
delivered itself of this stupid falsehood the other day:
"The Liberal party in this Province is pledged to only
one policy. That is direct legislation by referendum."
Why, it is matter of common knowledge that the Liberal party of this Province has completely outfitted the
bankrupt Bowser Government party, within the last
few weeks, with all the main planks of the policy to
which it. is now desperately clinging���Agricultural
Credits, Compensation to Workmen, Prohibition Referendum, Reversion of Alienated Lands to the Crown-
in the vain hope of being mistaken, by an eleventh
hour conversion to such principles, for a really respectable party. As to the late scorned referendum policy
of the Liberal party, the Bowser Government has swallowed that hook, sinker and all, and wants to use it
now as a life-preserver to get it out of the l;:.l" bn 1h ������
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New Westminster, B.C., April 21, 1916
Published every Friday from the Offices, 761 Carnarvon Street,
New Westminster, B. C, by the Pacific Canadian Printing
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Mene, mene tekel upharsin���Thou art weighed in
the balances and art found wanting���is the motto that
might well be emplazoned over the Vancouver World's
Hastings street door. The World, under its present
management, has been posing as the devoted and only
champion of the People's Prohibition Movement, and, on
that behalf, even affected a mild independence toward
the Bowser Government- though a too apparent design
obtruded itself throughout to swing the whole movement, if possible, to the political advantage of the party
with which the editor of the World was closely affiliated
long before he became an official prohibitionist. The
testing time was sure to come, and it came with a vengeance when Premier Bowser, with his newly discovered violent affection for prohibition and all sorts of
reform legislation, also "got his" -the Place woman
suffrage bill in the Local Legislature was the sudden
and complete undoing and exposure of both.
The passage of the bill would not only give women
at once their long delayed right to the franchise, conceded in the other western provinces and in a large part
of the United States as well as Australasia, but it was
vital in the interests of the forthcoming prohibition referendum. The bill had the undivided support of the
four Oppositionists in the House, representing, as the
by-elections showed, essentially more than half the registered voters and population of the Province. Premier
Bowser, with his huge obsolete and "dead wood" majority in the Ldgislature, absolutely subservient to the
crack of the party whip, held the fate of the bill in the
hollow of his hand. He turned down his thumb, and
the bill was devoted to the slaughter. But the great
Nero Bowser will obligingly give the women a chance,
bound and gagged, to fight for their political lives in a
referendum���which policy will insure them having no
say in the next Provincial general election or the prohibition referendum. And the official prohibition organ trots meekly along behind Nero Bowser, and says
Nero is right.    Hear it (World of Friday last):
"There can be little ground for objecting to Mr.
Bowser's decision on behalf of the Provincial Government to grant a referendum on the question of votes for
women. This reform was bound to come. The agitation that has been so effectively carried on by the women of British Columbia for several years past has been
marked by much moderation, no little political skill and
a capacity for the duties of citizenship shown in the
conduct of public meetings and public affairs���that gave
every evidence that women, if they had the franchise,
would use it quite as worthily as men are accustomed
to do.
"A referendum, as the World pointed out a few days
ago, contains many advantages over a plebiscite. Not
the least is that of bringing a law into force at a much
earlier period. Under the Premier's proposals, women
in this Province, if the electors so decide, will have the
privileges of the franchise next New Year's Day. Except the Government had decided to pass a bill this session and put it into operation at once a course which,
in view of the far-reaching change in the electoral basis
of the Province, might require some justification���no
speedier arrangement for granting the desire of the
suffragists could have been devised.
"The referendum will be submitted at the same time
is the prohibition referendum and on the same terms.
A bare majority of the voters will suffice. There is little
doubt that under such conditions the law will pass. But
as in political contests many things may happen, so it
would be well for the women's organizations not to relax their efforts yet or rest on what they have accomplished until victory is in their grasp."
Now, ladies, go to it! You have the permission of
Nero Bowser and his pursuivant to make the fight of
your lives for your lives. It is admitted you have won
the right to the franchise and would exercise it as
wisely (quite a compliment) as the men, if you had it.
But it is not good for you, nor for Nero et al., to
have it just now. So you are to be thrown, bound,
into the bull-pen again, to fight it out. Nero has decreed it. Great is Nero of the Bowserians. And the
World is his prophet.
record vote and majority in British Columbia, over C.E.
Tisdall, Conservative, who ran as Minister of Public
Works in the Bowser Government; L. D. Taylor coming
out a very bad third.    The figures were:
M. A. Macdonald, Liberal  9592
C. E. Tisdall, Conservative.  5432
L. D. Taylor, Independent     194
Spoiled ballots     138
Plurality for Macdonald  4160
In the general election of 1912, When there were
three full tickets for the five seats, the top man, Dr.
G. A. McGuire, Conservative, polled only 5114 votes
(as compared with Mr. Macdonald's 9592), .and Hon.
W.J. Bowser came next, with 5101; C. E. Tisdall,
5085; A. H. Macgowan, 5061; H. H. Watson, 4977.
Ralph Smith headed the Liberal ticket, with 3257, followed by C. W. Enright, 2947'; Maxwell Smith, 2744;
W. S. Cameron, 2716; J. N. Ellis, 2619.
The Victoria by-election, put off until March 4th, in
the hope of having the moral effect of Vancouver in
favor of the Government candidate, Mr. Flumerfelt,
who ran as Finance Minister, resulted in another record
vote and record majority in the city of Victoria, for the
Liberal candidate and leader, Mr. C. H. Brewster, the
figures by the official recount being:
H. C. Brewster, Liberal   4812
C. Flumerfelt, Conservative  2416
Spoiled ballots     139
Majority for Brewster 2396
By way of comparison, the vote at the general election, March 12, 1912, stood thus: Hon. Sir Richard McBride, 3223 (as compared with Mr. Brewster's 4812 in
the by-election); H. B. Thompson, 2641; F. Davey,
2471; H. E. W. Behnsen, 2392���the four Conservatives
being returned. Mr. Brewstsr received on that occasion but 2049 votes, his fellow Liberal, R. T. Elliott,
1979; while two other candidates, T. Midgley and B. J.
Perry, got 663 and 616 respectively.
The recent torpedoing of the English Channel steamer Sussex, with jeopardy and loss of life to American
passengers, following a long series of similar submarine
outrages since the Lusitania, has proved the "last straw"
to President Wilson's long tried and over-worked patience, and he has at last (on the 19th inst), after an
interminable exchange of notes, dispatched what is in
effect an ultimatum to the German Government, the
principal clause of which is as follows: "Unless the
Imperial Government should now declare in effect an
abandonment of its present methods of submarine warfare against passenger and freight carrying vessels, the
Government of the United States can have no choice
but to sever diplomatic relations with the German Empire altogether." It is now up to Germany, as President Wilson in effect says, whether this shall develop
into a declaration or a state of war, and within three or
four days, it is estimated, Germany's reply should be
received. The chief effect, as regards the world war,
if the last of the great neutral nations is compelled to
thus range itself definitely with Germany's enemies,
would be moral -and profoundly moral -as neither, for
different reasons, could get at the other under present
conditions. With a large German element in the United
States, however, and a considerable portion of the
small American armed force involved in the uncertain
Mexican expedition (made more precarious by Carran-
za's recent notice to quit) our neighbors may be faced
with a serious internal situation, that might conceivably
have more than a neighborly interest for ourselves.
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woman suffrage question. Although they have stolen
more already than they can decently assimilate, our
Bowserite friends can be furnished with a lot more
good sound principles of the Liberal policy to study
quietly for their self-improvement after their enforced
retirement in the general election.
People who receive correspondence from the United
States these times will have noticed that their letters
are opened and "censored." That is one of the inconveniences that has to be borne on account of the war,
and especially, no doubt, on account of the lawless incendiary activities of the hyphenatedHuns south of the
international boundary line���the obvious object being
to check and nip incipient "mail order" conspiracies in
the bud. The censoring, it is understood, is done in the
various branch dead letter offices. In the east, at any
rate, it does not appear to be done any too well. In a
little symposium on the question in the House of Commons, Ottawa, the other day, it developed that, in not a
few cases, letters from one part of Canada to another
had been opened, and such well known people, whose
honor and loyalty ought to be above suspicion, as Sir
Robert Borden, Sir Wilfrid Laurier, Hon. George Graham, Hon. Rudolphe Lemieux, had had their letters
censored���in nearly every case the letters not having
been from the United States either. Stupidity was
charitably assigned as the cause, and the Postmaster-
General said that "strict instructions would be given
that it should not happen again."
As this paper was not published until after the trio
of by-elections���Feb. 25th and March 4th last -we herewith reproduce a summary of the returns, as a matter
of record and to satisfy a correspondent:
In Rossland, where the election was held on Feb.
26th, the vote stood:
Lome A. Campbell, Conservative.      331
W. D. Wilson,  Liberal  322
W. W. Le Feaux, Socialist     49
Plurality for Campbell      9
In the last general election, March 12, 1912, when
Campbell ran without the advantage of a Cabinet position, he received a vote of 336, against 168 for L. D.
Trylor, Liberal, and 95 for Casey, Independent.
The Vancouver by-election, also held on Feb. 26th,
brought out the largest vote in the history of the city
and gave M. A. Macdonald, the Liberal candidate, the
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Your friends can buy any thing you
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Kurndall does fine work at 624 Columbia
St.     Phone 125R.
They've had Villa's leg off; they've
had him dead, buried, exhumed, identified���and now they don't know whether
they've got him or not.
Though the regular day of publication,
Friday, has not been changed, The Pacific Canadian is issued on Thursday this
week on account of Friday being Good
Those who have been receiving sample
copies of The Pacific Canadian are invited to become regular subscaibers.
Subscription rates at head of first column
on 2nd page.
Mr. and Mrs. G. D. Brymner have
purchased the handsome Wilson residence on Sixth avenue, overlooking the
North Arm of the Fraser river, and will
move there some time next month.
Sir Sam Hughes is home, and he says
his man Friday (Col. Allison) is entitled
to his $1,000,000 commission���if he got
it���on fuse contracts. It was only 10 per
cent., anyway, savs the Minister of War
The casualty lists to date make the
total Canadian casualties of the recent
fighting at St. Hloi, near Ypres, 1408,
made up as follows: Killed in action,
184; died of wounds, 85; missing, 4 believed killed, 14; wounded, 1072; ill, 53.
There are twenty-six carloads of machinery on the ground for the new steel
works at Port Moody. The construction
of the building has been completed and
now a large force of men are busy installing the machinery and getting the
plant ready to operate.
We are still doing business at tlie
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. ���*
Sam Morris, the colored convict who
escaped from the penitentiary in this
city, Saturday-morning, was recaptured
in Coquitlam municipality the same day.
The man had less than a year of his
original sentence yet to serve, and had
never giyen much trouble to the penitentiary authorities.
Mr. W. E. Maiden, news editor of the
Columbian, and president of the local
Trades and Labor Council and of the
local Typographical Union, has announced his intention of joining the 131st
Battalion. May 1st, for overseas service.
His son Harold is at the front with the
7th Canadian Battalion.
H. C. Hannington, Inspector of Legal
Offices, has resigned on account of the
"unpleasant incident" of having accept-
ted #2,000 commission on a court house
site purchased by the Government. Other
' 'unpleasant incidents'' caused the resignation of two Cabinet Ministers at Victoria not so long ago, and the turn of the
other ' 'higher ups'' to vacate is coming.
Pressing their attack by land and sea,
the- Russians have captured Turkey's
most important port on the Black. Sea���
Trebizond. The port and outlying defenses have been strongly fortified since
the fall of Erzerum, and the Turkish
garrison was estimated at three full divisions. The fall of Trebizond is hailed
by the Britssh press as one of the most
important pieces of war news of the present year. Some of the morning papers
express the belief that it means the
downfall of Turkish power in Asia
Ihe great attraction at the Opera
House this week has been the exhibition
of Government war films, entitled "Canada's Fighting Forces," with running
commentary by Sergt. ( "Doc") Wells,
who was in the thick of the famous battle of Ypres himself, being wounded
Hosing an arm), gassed, and taken pris
offer by the Germans. The three evening performances, Monday, Tuesday,
and Wednesday, as well as the matinees
Mondav and Wednesday afternoons,
were well attended, and proved most
interesting and instructive.
Among the New Westminster and
Fraser Valley men whose names are on
the recent Canadian casualty lists of
the 29th Battalion, as wounded, are:
Lieut. Angus G. Mercer, formerly of
Port Coquitlam, who went to the front
as a private with the 29th Battalion and
sesured a commission; Private W. Milne,
of New Westminster police force; Private W. Patchell, New Westminster;
Prirate Percy A. Cox, Mission City; Private Gordon Calbick, Chilliwack; Private
Paul, New Westminster; while Lance-
Corp. George Oddy of the 47th Battalion,
is reported as having died at Folkestone,
of pneumonia.
Valuator    Money to Loan    Farms
for Sale
lj. A. EASTM0N
Notary Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,    NEW WESTMINSTER
Equality League Meeting.
A meeting of the Political Equality
League of New Westminster was held,
last night, at the residence of Mr. John
Forrester. There was a good attendance
and the business was of more than usual
interest in view of the woman suffrage
situation at the present time. It was decided, among other things, to hold a
public meeting, to which all are invited,
in the Y.W.C.A. building, on Monday,
May 1, at which Mrs. J. Stewart Jamie-
son, of Burnaby, will give an address on
woman suffrage and there will be a pro-
grame as well, including appropriate recitations.
Bill "Raked Fore and Aft "
Liberal criticisms of the Returned Soldiers' Homesteads Bill, as a crudely
drawn and most imperfect measure, have
had most striking support. The strongest possible disapproval of the bill was
expressed unanimously at a meeting of
representative business men of Victoria
of all political faiths, held, Tuesday
morning, in the Board of Trade rooms.
The meeting favored a resolution requesting the Government to abandon
the bill; or to so amend it as to bring
its provisions within the scope of the recommendations in the report of the Re-
urned Soldiers' Aid Commission recently submitted to the Legislature.
Municipal Matters.
At the meeting of the Council, Monday
evening, Aid. Bryson gave notice that at
next meeting he would introduce a resolution authorizing a tax sale.
The total estimated municipal revenue
for the year is $715,000, and the estimated expenditure has been brought
down to $686,000, without allowing for
The Council will shortly hold a special
meeting to try to devise relief from excessive improvement taxes on some or
all of the paved streets in the city.
On the recommendation of the Harbor
Committee, the Council decided to lease
the dredge John A. Lee for a year to the
Pacific Dredging Co., at $400 per month,
with option of purchase at $25,000.
It was decided that Mayor Gray and
Aid. Goulet should go to Seattle, Thursday, to ascertain if the N. P. R. wishes
to build at once on the present market
site, which the company has leased.
Otherwise, the city might get permission
to allow the market to remain where it
is, pending decision as to future location.
The residence ol Mr. Isaac Johnston,
511 Ash St., was the scene ol a pretty
wedding, this (Thursday) morning,
when Miss Edith Elizabeth Johnston was
united in marriage to Mr. Ruins Kennedy Sangster, of the Pacific Canadian
Printing Co., Rev. K. R. Bartlett, of St.
Barnabas Church, officiating. The bride
looked charming in a travelling dress of
navy blue trimmed with white and white
hat. After the wedding breakfast, the
happv couple left, amid a shower of
good wishes, rice, confetti, and old shoes,
for Victoria, via Vancouver, on a short
honeymoon trip.
No War Lacsosse.
The B. C. Lacrosse Association, which
met in the Russell Hotel, Tuesday, very
properly passed a resolution suspending
the operations of that Association until
after the war and adjourning the meeting
to the call of the president, F. J. Bird,
after the conclusion of the war. A rider
was added to tlie effect that a copy of
the resolution, with the patriotic reason
therefor, be forwarded to the trustees of
the Minto cup (still held by the New
Westminster club), expressing the hope
thut all challenges for the cup be barred
till after the war.
The Royal City senior amateurs, winners of the Mann cup last year, have
also decided to suspend operations until
the warring nations cease their hostilities,
Citv Market.
Though held on Thursday, this week,
on account of Good Friday, the market
was well ahead of the usual "off day"
market. Eggs were in good supply, but
remained firm at prices as quoted. There
was only a small showing of poultry. In
other staple lines there was a fair supply, with no change in prices, except in
veal, whieh advanced 2c, as quoted.
As befitted an Easter market, there
was a good display of cut flowers, potted plants, flowering and other shrubs,
trees, etc., some especially fine daffodils, etc., being shown by J. H. Dean,
ot Aldergrove (formerly Royal Nurseries).
Ileus 19c to 22c
Springs 20c to 23c
Poultry, dressed, young 'He to 25c
Poultry, dressed, hens 22c to 24c
Ducks, live weight 26c to 27c
Poultry,  live weight lb 21c to 22c
tieese, each $1.50 to $2
Potatoes, per ton }17 to $'20
Potatoes, per sack 90c to $1
Onions, per suck (2.70 to $8.00
Carrots, per sack 70c
Turnips, per sack 75c
Cabbage, per lb $%c
Beets, per sack 76c
Parsnips, per suck 70c
Apples, per bos (l to (1.26
BggS, retail 80c
Kggs, wholesale .....20c to 20c
Butter, dairy, retail :i7|4c to 10c
Beer, carcass lO^cloll^e
Beef, hindquarters 13c
Beef, foreiiuiirtera He
Pork, per lb ,... 12c to He
Pork, heavy, per lb He to lie
Veal, No 1, per lb ltlc to lKc
Veal, No. 2, per lb ,2c lo 18c
I.ive pigs, voung (3 to (4.00
Por   tlie   busy   business   man   ami     the
travelling public,  the following oonolse
summary Of the railway iimo tables, (jiving times of departure, etc., of passenger
trains or trams from this city, will be
convenient   for  reference:
Westminster Branch (Central Park
Line)���For Vancouver: 5.00 and 5.40 a.m.,
dally except Sunday; COO a.m., dally; 6.20,
0.40 and 0.50 a.m., dally except Sunday;
7.00 a.m., dally, and every twenty minutes
until 11.20 p.m. Last car, dally, 12.00 midnight.
Fraser Valley Branch���For Chllllwack
and way points: 7.20 a.m., dally except
Friday (for Jardlne only); 6.20 a.m., Friday only, for Mt. Lehman; 0.20 a.m.,
daily, for Chllllwack; 1.40 and 5.05 p.m.,
dally,   for   Chllllwack.
Lulu Island Branch���For Vancouver and
Steveston: 7.00 a.m., dally except Sunday;
11.00 nnd 11.00 a.m., and 1.00, 3.00 and 5.00
p.m., dally; C.O0 p.m., dally except Sunday; 7.00, 9.00 and 11.00 p.m., dally; 12.30
midnight, dally.
Ilurnaiby Lake Branch���For Vancouver:
5.30 and 6.30 a.m., dally except Sunday;
7.30 a.m., dally; 8.30 a.m., dally except
Sunday; 9.30 and 11.30 a.m., dally; 12.30
p.m., Saturday only; 1.30 and 3.30 p.m.,
dally; 4.30 p.m., dally except Sunday; 5.30
p.m., dally; 6.00 p.m., Sunday only; 6.30
p.m., dally except Sunday; S.30 and 10.30
p.m., dally.
TI A sure - thing bet to
stake against a morning appetite and particularly to - morrow
II 15 cents a dozen.
New    Wellington,
Lump, Nut, pea
and SlacK
Foot Sixth St.        Phone 105
$20    to    $25
T. J. TRAPP & CO., Ltd.
Store 59      Office 196
Machinery  and   Auto   Dept.   691
Displays of Women's
Outer Apparel
In every style requirement for  street, afternoon,   travelling
or sports wear.    In a most complete assortment of models which
embody the latest style notes, harminously combining the favorite fabrics and colorings to meet every individual taste at reason-   ] |
able prices.
Women's Suits    -    $20, $25, $30 \ \
> <
Women's Coats $10, $12.50, $15, 20 f
Fine Sweater Sets    -     $14, $15
Grass and Clover Seeds
We have a complete stock of No. 1 Government  Standard Seed,
the best that money can   buy
Seed Grain
New Victory, B. & K. Garton, American  Banner,  Swedish  or
Alberta  Oats,   Marquis  Wheat  (the  best  yielder  for
B. C),   Golden  Vine Peas,    Beardless   and
Hulless  Barley,   Crompton's  Early,
Minnesota No. 13 and White
Cap Yellow Dent Corn
Sutton's Mangels, Swedes and Carrots. Send us your order
Catalogue mailed on application
Cbe Brackmen-Ker milling Co., Dd.
New Westminster,   B. C.
The People's
Main Store     -     193 and 194 |
Sapperton branch      -      373
West End branch       -       650
Three Big Stores
of Plenty
"Five Roses" Flour |
A flour of qual-1
ity. Have you
tried it ? If not,
get a 49 lb. sack
at special price
Wagstaffe's Old
Empress, Local.
E. D.Smith's Ontario.
Regular 75c tins
special 65c.
Stella    Brand   Belgian
Regular 2 for 25
to clear 5c per
Fraser River Fish Co.
Retail Tresb T i$b
Wholesale Smoked
Salt and Kippered Ti$b
Welding and Brazing
Auto and Motor Boat Supplies and Fittings
First Class Machine Work
New Westminster
Phone 275       724 Front St
< I
Phones 15 and 16   .
-Dealers   in-
jt   Crushed Rock, Sand and Gravel, Lime,  Cement, Plas-
% ter, Drain Tile, Etc.
New Westminster, B. C.
|   Forge, House, and  Steam  Coal.     Agricultural  Lime
4 902 Columbia  Street
The Cake Palace
Cor. of Sixth and Columbia
When in Town Call at
Quick Lunch-Cafateria Style
Ice Cream Parlor
A. HARDMAN,     -     -     ���     Manager
Lime and Sulphur Spray. Blue Stone.
Whale Oil Soap, Etc., at
Ryall's Drug' Store
Phone 57. 701  Columbia Street
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Page 4
New Westjminster, B.C., April 21, 1916
member for Victoria, the case of the men
who had bought on  agreements of   sale
Cogent Criticisms of -New Land Policy"   ^m the speculator, or who had pought
outright but- were still without their title
because the'speculator had not paid the
Government and so could  not get  title,
���Professes Conversion, but Side-Steps
Suffrage -'- Another Change of Heart.
Our review of the proceedings of the
Legislature in last week's issue ended
with the sitting of the 5th" inst. The
session of Thursday, April 6th, was
marked by the "Royal assent'
given to a number of bille that had been
passed, including the Supply Bill���authorizing the Government to expend
over eleven million dollars in the present year of grace, of which about half
only is expected to be obtained from
revenue.      -,
M. A. Macdonald obtained an order
of the House for return of copies of all
guarantees given by the Province in respect to bonds or other Securities of the
P.G.K and C. N. Pacific Railwav Companies, so that the House could find
from their nature and tenor just what
the liability of the Province was.
In committee on the Constitution Act,
Confirming extending the   term   of   the
Legislature from four to   live years, Mr.
Brewster objected that it was   a   mistake
to lengthen the term to   five   years, but
Premier Kowser was ready with   the   excuse that the idea was to bring the term
into conformity with those of   the  other
western provinces and   the   Dominion,
and anyway, he said, governments as   a
rule went to the people ahead of the expiry of the parliamentary term���a  rule,
by the way. to which  Mr. Bowser is furnishing a  significant  exception   on   the
present occasion.
Government's "New  Land Policy."
The session of   Friday,   April 7th, was
was left untouched by the bill. These
men would be wiped out, no matter how
much work some of them might have
done and regardless of their financial
being interest in the lands which they had purchased in all good faith. In no sense
did the bill protect the people whom it
should protect.
In this as in all other cases where
serious ciuestions were raised by the Opposition, the Government did not deign
to give au answer or argue the points
raised. It apparently was the policy of
the Government to allow the four members of the Opposition to say all they
had to say on any measure on second
reading and then ignore what they had
said altogether or put one of their number up to speak when there was uo opportunity for anyone on the Opposition
side to correct any misstatements made.
Hem. Mr. Manson, in the absence
frlm the House of the Premier and the
Minister of Lands, moved the adjournment of the debate.
Trust Company Act.
The Member of Pittance introduced a
bill to amend tha Trust Companies Act.
The section requiring registration is redrawn so as to forbid any trust company
or person acting for it carrying on bussi-
ness unless registured, but this will not
affect a company acting as executor or
administrator of a will where probate was
granted to it before March 4, 1914, or
whose only business in the province at
that date was acting as trustee under a
mortgage. Kxtra-provincial companies
whose charter permit them to carry on a
trust bussiness are allowed to file with the
registrar an undertaking that they will
uot exersise within the Province that
portion of their business.
Where companies 4iave not up to date
abandoned this feature of business and
principally occupied with the   speech   of   ]mve nQt a,ftre(1 lheir ch.lrters l0 that elul
Mr. Brewster, leader of the Gpposition,
in criticism of the Returned Soldiers'
Homestead Bill, embodying the "new
land policy" of the Bowser Government,
borrowed as to its principle���the reversion of millions of acres alienated to
speculators, but unpaid for, to the
Crown���but fearfully aud wonderfully
drawn as to its details and containing
many objectionable and sinister features,
��as Mr. Brewster pointed out.
The adjournment of the. debate was
moved by PS J. Mackenzie, member for
Delta, who "had the floor," of course,
when the discussion ou this measure was
resumed on Monday, April 10, and made
his famous "raking fore and aft" speech,
noticed in our last.
H. E.   Forster   (Columbia),   more   or
every such power shall be understood to
have been deleted from their charter as
from Septentljer 5 last. If tne _words
"trust," "trustee" or "trusts" forms
part of tne corporate name of a company
any one of them shall be deemed to be
deleted from June 1 next. The Registar
of Joint Stock Companies is to send out
to companies affected by this act a registered letter notifying them of the changes
made respecting their charters or names.
Woikmen's Compensation-, Etc.
A Government caucus, Wednesday,
April 13, over the vexed compensation
in connection with the prohibition question, was responsible for an unusually
short afternoon session of the House.
The Workmen's Compensation  Bill-
less independent Conservative,   also had   another forced loan ou the   Liberal plat-
something to say on   the question.    The   form, so far as the principle and purpose
object of the bill, he said, was an admirable one, so far as the soldiers were concerned, but its provisions did not seem
designed to carry out the object. If the
returned soldiers were put on certain
inferior lands near the lines of the C.
P. R., he pointed out, it would be doing
them an injury instead of helping them
to earn a livelihood.
Flaun'.ing of Khaki.
Parker Williams (Newcastle) remarked
that what Mr. Brewster had done was to
of the measure are concerned-was in-,
traduced at this session, and with it was
brought down the report of the committee of investigation���A. Y. Pineo, David
Robertson, and J. II. McVety ��� which
went into the matter since last session,
going over much of the ground previously covered by the very expensive
Labor Commission which reported upon
this and other labor problems about two
years ago.
���   The Government's Returned Soldiers'
Homestead Bill was put through its sec-
offer suggestion, not as to the purpose of 011d   reading,   after   H.   B.   Thompson
the bill but as to tbe machinery by which (Victoria) Conservative, had had his say,
this could be brought about, but the ment- advocating that the administration of the
ber for Delta  had   tried   to   create   the measure should be intrusted to   the   Re-
impression that   the   first   member   for turned Soldiers'   Aid   Commission,   in-
Victoria had opposed the principle of the stead of the Government,
measure.    There seemed to be a   policy Side-Step Votes for Women,
of twisting the words of   the Opposition        ���       , ���,       .    ,
members when thev had  anything to do , The  feature   of    Thursdays    session
With soldiers,     He   bad   suffered   from (April   3) was   the   great   s.de-stepptng
act of Premier Bowser   on   the  Woman
this himself earlier iu the session and
now the first member for Victoria was
Buffering. ��� There was a flaunting of
khaki wliich was impossible to a person
of taste; there was too much disposition
to exploit enlistment for party political
purposes. Surely the fires of patriotism
did not burn only in the hearts of Conservatives!
Mr. Williams declared" that, in the
speech of the' mtmbef for Delta, there
had not been a solid grain of an idea.
The bill contained two different propositions, whicli had no right to be in it together. It did not require any mention
of returned soldiers to commend the
sections which were really in amendment to the Land Act. The Government
had been pleading poverty for the last
two years and blaming it on the Kaiser,
and now under the plea of finding homes
fc returned soldiers���in whicli object
ev�� lyone would heartily agree it tried
to cover up its retrieving of past errors
in providing for the cancellation of applications to purchase laud This should
Have been dealt with in a bill amending
the L<and Act, and, if thought necessary
to deal with the ease of soldiers, in any
additional legislation, tint could have
been done.
Ignored Commissioner's Report.
Mr. Williams pointed out, further, that
there were no terms of residence pro-
viqed for. lt wouliLbe useless to settle
men on the land unless   they were to be
Suffrage question. Instead of accepting
the Place suffrage bill, whicli would give
women the vote June 1st next, the Premier rsked that it be withdrawn and announced the Government's intention of
submitting the question to a referendum,
thereby doing the women out of a vote
in the election of the next Legislature
and on the prohibition referendum, in
whiclrwomen are so  vitally  concerned.
Supported by all the Opposition members, Mr. Place refused to withdraw his
bill and the "solid" thirty-eight will
have to face the music and record their
votes on the measure.
Mr. Brewster complimented Premier
Bowser on his changed attitude toward
women suffrage (tlie Premier having
admitted that the good work done by women since the war had almost converted
him from ananti to a pro-suffragist) and
his ardent adoption of the Libera] principle of the referendum. Woman suffrage, howeuer, had been before the
House many times, aud there was no
reason why it should be referred to a
referendum in which only men would
have a vote. There were mauy public
questions now in which the" women were
most vitally interested, and he intended
to vote for Mr. Place's bill, which would
give them the suffrage at once.
Mr. Macdonald pointed out that woman suffrrge was a plank in the Liberal
platform, and that many Government
supporters had voted for it in the  past,
permanent settlers upon   it,   cultivating  and it would be   inconsistent   for   them
it and adding to the agricultural productivity of it. Nor was there any attempt to follow out the recommendations
of the Agriculturrl Commission, whicli
had found a policy for the Government
at great expense to the taxpayers and
now was having its labors neglected and
ignored. As a matter of fact, though,
he remarked parenthetically, the plan of
closer settlement had not been discovered by the Commission. He had read
recommendations along that line in the
Victoria Times long before the Commission had ever been heard of. Wherever
they came from, however, the fact now
was that the Government did not think
well enough of it to carry it into effect,
although here was a case where closer
se.tletnent was eminently desirabie. Tbe
bill might very well |be described as a
bill to give tbe Minister of Lands power
to do aiivthiug he saw fit without regaid
to what the Legislature thought of it.
Buyer from Speculator Unprotect d.
As had been  mentioned   bv   the   first
not to vote for it at this time.
Good Mr    Bowser.
Prohibition, without compensation���
perhaps! Woman suffrage���but not too
soon���let the people do it! The referendum -for everything! And, now, the
lifting of the embargo and ministers of
the gospel so that they will be eligible
to membership in the Legislature. This
last is the latest evidence of the revolutionary change of heart worked in Premier Bowser by the by-elections, taking
the form of an amendment to the Constitution Act introduced by the Premier
on Friday last, removing the long time
disability on ministers of the gospel anjl
nuking the eligible for election to the
Legislature in future. As the exasperating Parker Williams observed in the
House on the introduction of this measure, accompanied by Mr. Bowser's liew
profession of faith: "If there were two
or three more by-elections, I think the
Premier would become a good moral
B & K Wheat Flakes, with crockery
.- per pkg 35c
3pkgs. for $1.00
B & K Wheat Flakes, without crockery; per pkg 25c
Pearline, five 10-cent pkgs 25c
Schilling's Raking Powder; a pur_
cream tanKr and soda baking pow
der; 12-oz. tin, special,   for 30c
Evaporated Apricots, 2 lbs 25c
F'resh Pork Sausage,   per lb 20c
Royal Honey Drip Syrup. Syrups
are advancing in price on account
of the high price of sugar. Note
the very low price this is offered
at: 1 gallon tins, 10 lbs,, special
tin 50c
Fertilizer specially prepared for sweet
peas and, flowers, pkg 25c
Fertilizer;   bulk in small  quantities,
per lb 05c
Dejong's Cocoa, 90c value, per lb. .60
Ceylon Tea, M. & J. Special; good
value; 3 lbs $1.00
Nanainio Salt Herring, doz 10c
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
308 Sixth St. Phone 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2nd St. Phone 598
Edmonds, Gray Block Phone 1111L
Sapperton, Guhr Block Phone 1012
James & McClughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B. C.
Phone 302
at prices that  are   RIGHT
Quality, Quantity and Service  is  our
Phones:  150-732
Belyea & Company, Ltd.
827 Carnarvon Street
Up=to=Date Shoe Repairer
Quick Service and  Best Work-   '
manship Guaranteed
658 Clarkson Street
Opp. Court House. New Westminster
Special Easter Sale of
Women's Suits
A lowered price on. every suit in our stock of Women's and
Misses tailored suits ��� a range containing suits in fabrics in old
qualities aud colorings, Serges, Tweeds, Broadcloth and Plain cloths.
The coats  are  in  almost  everv instance lined with satin.
Special lots at $15.00, $20.00, $25.00
and $30.00
Ready for Every Demand
in Easter Millinery
We anticipate the usual rush for Easter Millinery during the
last few days, particularly .Saturday.
We have made every preparation to meet the demand for
popular priced hats ��� making;  a  special   feature of   our  hats at
$4.50 to 7.50
Untrinimed   shapes --- many   new  styles
each $1.25 to 3.52
Special  lots  of trimmings
at 25c 35c 50c 75c
New Westminster,   B. C.   .
Pacific Meat
Fresh Supplies of Meats
Daily from our Packing
House at Sapperton
Support your home concern
735 Columbia St.
New Westminster, B. G.
The Merchants Limited
708-710 COLUMBIA ST.
New Westminster B.C.
Easter   Apparel Arriving   Daily
Do your Easter shopping early at this store and get the
best values.
We are ready with the newest creations in waists. Some
smart styles at the special price of $1.25.
Good range in voils,  marquisettes, lawn, etc., finely embroidered,at each $1.45.
WASH SKIRTS in good heavy ducks, drills, etc., at 95c,
$1.50 and 1.95.
MIDDY WAISTS, plain or Norfolk  styles, with white,
red or blue collars, well made, at each 95c, $1.25, & $2.50
The Merchants Limited
P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron Works
JOHN  REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering and
Manufacturers of  Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
����*�����&   New Westminster, B. C.
Pioneer furniture  Dealer and Undertaker
Is Doing Business as Usual at the Old Stand
New Westminster, B. C.
|D^~Fair Dealing, Goods of Quality at Right Prices.     Phone 176
Phone 1198
Phone 1198
(Sorbon Si Walters
 ��_.. 4 ��� 1	
Easter Showing
New Suits
Stylish Millinery
Visit our Show Rooms. By express to-day���10 doz. Ladies' Jnp Silk
Ulouses, with high or low collar. A snap at $1,49. See our window.    Kid Gloves !    Kid Gloves !
50 and 52 Sixth Street


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