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Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. L
Number 35
According to a report of Dr. H. A. Bruce to the
Minister of Militia on the overseas medical service,
there has been a great deal of most reprehensible laxity in weeding out the medically unfit during the process of enlistment and training in Canada, which does
not reflect creditably upon the oversight of the Government, which is finally responsible. The report
states that a Canadian pioneer draft, which arrived in
England on June 29, 1916, was found to have seven
unfits out of 254 all ranks.
Of 2,670 soldiers coming before medical boards from
June 2 to Aug. 2, 1916, as only fit for permanent base
duty, continues the report, 1,340 ought never to have
been sent to the front. Out of 1,452 discharged from
the army during the same period, 816 had never got
beyond England; that is, 56 percent, of the discharges
had never been at the front.
"In the last four months." says the report, "we
have had over 1,000 recommended for permanent duty
because of over age, with an average age of .49 to 50
years for each man. It is a common occurrence for
the men, when questioned as to their given age when
enlisted, to make a statement that they gave their true
age as 54 to 55 years, as the case may be, and the
medical officer said they would 'call him 41 or 42years.'
In one case, he was informed by the soldier that, on
enlisting, the recruit, on giving his proper age, was'
told to run around the block, think over his age, and
come back again. And, again, during the last month
alone (from a report dated Aug. 22), 120 boys were
found in the ranks and put on permanent base duty.
Their ages run as low as 14 years.''
Several pages are devoted to special cases of men
who should never have enlisted. Among others, four
cases from the 92nd Battalion are mentioned by name,
two of them being discharged as permanently unfit and
two to be put on base duty. "We have been informed,"
says the report, ' 'that these four men were paraded
before a medical board in Canada by Captain Maynard,
and that they were recommended for discharge, but
no action was taken, and they were brought to England."
One man was found with heart disua'Se, and the
left hand partly cut off. He was enlisted at Edmonton. A photograph shows a boy enlisted at Pembroke,
Ont, stripped, standing beside a normal man. This
boy was sixteen years old, weighed eighty pounds, and
had infantile paralysis, which left his legs in bad condition. He says he passed two medical boards in Canada, having been stripped on both occasions. He has
never done any military duty, and has been in the
hospital most of the four and a half months he has
been in England.
A case is cited of a man who was found to have
bgen taken out of a tuberculosis sanitarium previous
to embarkation. ��� Another man was blind in the right
eye. His vision in the left was just about one-eighth
what it should be, In other words, this man was fifteen-sixteenths blind. Some units had as many as 25
per cent, unfits on arriving in England. One of the
over-age men was found to be 72 years old. The report contains 15 pages of particulars, giving the names
of the men, the names of the medical examiners, and
full details. Dr. Bruce recommends stringent changes
in the methods of medical examination, in order that
the great loss consequent upon the present system may
Speaking of the "tanks," those iron-clad monsters
of British design and construction that have been
walking through and over everything opposed to them
at the trenches, a Canadian eve-witness describes them
as about sixty feet long and between twelve and fifteen
feet wide, and run on an endless chain belt arrangement which enables them to go over rough ground and
over trenches.
Mr. L. D. Taylor, former owner and editor of the
Vancouver World, Mayor of Vancouver for two terms,
* and badly defeated "independent" candidate for the
Legislature in Vancouver, last spring, removed, after
that catastrope and the loss of the World some time
before, to Prince George, where he launched the semi-
weekly Citizen, and is now aspiring to the Mayoralty
of Prince George in the coming municipal election.
To-morrow, November 4th, is Presidential election
day in the United States, when will be settled the momentous question, for the candidates at least, whether
Woodrow T. Wilson, the Democratic champion, shall
succeed himself in a second term for the Presidency,
or give place to Charles E. Hughes, the Republican
standard bearer, who has behind him again the reunited G. O. P., split into the Taft and Roosevelt factions four years ago.
The fact that Wilson, the winner in the three-cornered contest in 1912, was really returned by less than
a majority of the total vote, might, on the face of
things, seem to argue that the odds were against him,
with the Republican party once more solidly behind
one candidate, with Roosevelt's admittedly great personal influence, too, thrown positively into the scales
for Hughes. An uncertain factor, however, judging
from the last election, is how much of Roosevelt's support, four years ago (since they stood for similar policies in many respects) would heve gone to Wilson, if
Roosevelt had not been in the field.
Apart from speculations of this kind bearing upon
the probable result, which will soon be resolved in any
event, an American paper, in a recent canvas and forecast of the situation, has figured out in this way that
the surface chances are plainly with the Republican
candidate : There are 531 votes in the electoral college and a total of 266 is needed for a victory. There
are 21 States, with 210 electoral votes, that are reliably
Republican. There are thirteen States, with 149 electoral votes, reliably Democratic. There are fourteen
States, with 172 electoral votes, in the doubtful column. In these Hughes must get 56 votes to win,
while Wilson must gain 117 out of the 172 to win. Qf
the doubtful States, the vote of New York for Hughes
and any other one State with as many as 11 electoral
votes, would give him the election. New York and
Indiana, or New York and Ohio, or New York and
Wisconsin, would do the trick. Yet Hughes might
lose New York and still win. If Wilson loses New
York, it is conceded by the Democratic managers that
he has a slim chance for success. Notwithstanding
all this, the Democratic manager claim that tvom 300
to 350 electoral votes will be cast for Wilson and that
every State, outside of the Democratic South, is a
doubtful State.
"We should worry," so long as our neighbors are
satisfied, whoever they may elect. From this distance,
it would seem that the great determining issues on
which the campaign has been fought are the world
war and the near war in Mexico���in other words, the
so-called "foreign policy" of the Wilson Administration, which, with all due allowances for the admitted
difficulties of the problems, diplomatic and political
(chiefly the latter) by which the President has been
confronted, has been a marvel of shiftiness and vacillation.
If the people of the United States appreciate as the
chiefest good the achievement of President Wilson in
"keeping them out of war," both on their southern
border and abroad, regardless of the figure he often
made the great Republic cut in doing so, they will
doubtless return him, to complete the good work. If
they want to give Germany and Mexico notice to "quit
their fooling !" Hughes will be the man. Certainly,
Roosevelt has spared no pains or minced no words to
give the Republican campaign that meaning.
The novel theory that automobiles, and not germs,
are responsible for the epidemic of infantile paralysis
that has swept the country, has been put forward by
Dr. F. T, Hartington, Deputy Commissioner of Labor
of Massachusetts, before the American Public Health
Association. "Infantile paralysis," he said, "is due
to chemical agents, namely, gasses and fumes given
off in the atmosphere by the combustion of the oils and
fluids used in automobiles, Cases of gas and fume
poisonings and cases of infantile paralysis agree in
every essential. Infants and old persons are more
susceptible to the malady and the presence of infantile
paralysis in epidemic form dates from the introduction
and wide use of the automobile.''
The Ottawa Journal, an independent paper, says
that a Dominion election is not out of the question be-:
fore Christmas. On the other hand, however, Hon.
Robert Rogers, Minister of Public Works, and unofficially of "Elections." has declared emphatically that
there will be another session first, which seems not
unlikely, as that would give "the faithful," now in
the majority in the House, another sessional indemnity
to the y.ood, whatever might happen afterwards. In
that view, a short session and general election about
April is indicated.
Nearly two months since election day, when such
emphatic notice was given to quit���all the soldiers'
votes, which reaffirmed that notice, now in���and the
Bowser Government still hanging on to office ! What
is it waiting for ?   Has the shock paralyzed it ?
Field Marshal von Kluck, ,who commanded the right
wing of the German army in its sweep toward Paris
in the fall of 1914, has been placed on the retired list
at his own request. He had never returned to the
front since he was wounded by shrapnel fire in March.
1915, while inspecting advanced positions. The field
marshal was seventy years old last May.
The Provincial Agricultural Department, says an
Up Country paper, has investigated the beet-sugar
growing possibilities of this Province and has reported
contrary to its introduction under present conditions.
There is too much hand labor required; sufficiently
large tracts of land are not available; sufficient fertilizer is not available. It is recommended that those interested in the promotion of the industry experiment
on their own hook for a few years, when the Government might consider assistance to the industry. The
Bowser Government needn't bother about the future
of beet-sugar culture in B. C. All British Columbia
asks of the Bowser Government is to "beat it" and be
quick about it.
Upon the resignation of Hon. Walter Scott, Premier
of Saskatchewan, on account of illness, lately, Mr.
William Melville Martin, M. P. for Regina, as briefly
noted at the time, accepted the responsibility of forming a new Government, which he did out of the old
Cabinet, as follows: Premier and Minister of Education, Hon. W. M. Martin; President of the Council and
Minister of Railways, Hon. J. A. Calder; Attorney-
General and Provincial Secretary, Hon. W. F. A. Tur-
geon; Minister of Agriculture, Horn W. R. Motherwell; Minister of Public Works, Hon. A. P. McNab;
Minister of Telephones, Hon. Geo. Bell; Minister of
Municipal Affaire, Hul,-.--rao-. Langley; Treasurer, Hen.
Chas. A. Dunning. The office of Provincial Treasurer
was formerly held by Hon. George Bell, in addition to
the portfolio which he retains in the reorganized Government. Hon. Charles A. Dunning is a new and additional member of the Government.
Late Ottawa advices state : Approximately twelve
thousand Canadian soldiers have now returned to Canada and have been dealt with by the military hospital
commission- About four thousand have been discharged as unfit for further service, and the pension
claims of most of these are still pending before the
Pension Board. Another four thousand are out-pa-
tientsln the convalescent stage, pending either final
discharge or return to active service. The total number of men in the military hospitals in Canada is now
nearly four thousand. Another thousand or so are expected to arrive in Canada within the next fortnight.
The Hospitals Commission is busy trying to secure
more additional hospital accommodation and medical
men for the hospital staff.
The following beautiful and timely sentiment is reproduced by a contemporary from Maurice Maeterlinck's "The Wrack of the Storm": "All that our
wonderful dead relinquish they bequeth to us; and,
when they die for us, they leave us their lives, not in
any strained, metaphorical sense, but in a very, real
and direct way. Virtue goes out of every man who
falls while performing a deed of glory; and that virtue drops down upon us; and nothing of him is lost
and nothing evaporates in the shock of a premature
end. He gives us in one solitary and mighty stroke
what he would have given us in a long life of duty and
love. Death does not injure life; it is powerless
against it. Life's aggregate never changes. What
death takes from those who fall enters into those who
are left standing. The number of lamps grows less,
but the flame rises higher. Death is in no wise the
gainer so long as there are living men. The more it
exercises its ravages, the more it increases the intensity of that which it cannot touch; the more it pursues
its phantom victories, the belter does it prove to us
that man will end by conquering death."
Up in Prince Rupert they are discussing some substitute for the bar when prohibition   shall   come  into
force in B. C, on July 1st next.     For  the   ordinary
every day man, especially the homeless single man or
the man away from home, the bar has become a sort
of club, and,  as the Prince Rupert News observes,
something to take the place of the bar must be  provided, in fact, will provide itself, simply because the
demand for some such place will remain, and wherever
there is a demand for anything there is some sort of a
supply forthcoming.  *   *   *   We already," continues
the News, "have billiard rooms,  picture shows, etc.,
which will undoubtedly benefit from the fact that the
bar is gone and will be found by many to be a good
substitute,   but there will  arise   a  need   for  more
'homey' quarters in which a visitor and  his   friends
might meet and spend a few hours resting and talking
over old times.   It is early yet to   lay   any   definite
plans, but it is none too early to begin  talking things
over and preparing for the future."   Which is a good
hint for local alUuists.    Nature abhors a vacuum, and,
when an evil is removed, some positive good must be
installed in its place. fl*ea
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Ottawa, sighs a Vancouver contemporary, which
will probably continue to lick the hand that smites,
appears to have finally refused the request of allied
business interests of British Columbia that, for the
facilitation of shipments of eastern Canadian goods to
this coast, a customs officer be placed in New York.
The following, from the Monetary Times, is all the
information received as to the definite position taken
by the Minister of Customs, who, for thre^ years, has
put off the business men of the Pacific Coast, on one
occasion or another, and generally speaking with scant
The Monetary Times says: "Hon, Dr, Reid, Minister of Customs, has refused the request of the British Columbia busines men for the appointment of a
customs officer at New York to arrange for the passage
of Canadian goods, via the Panama Canal. It is
argued that the appointment of such an officer would
be of great advantage to United States railway lines,
and that, in view of the hundreds of millions spent on
the Canadian transportation systems, traffic should be
encouraged rather than discouraged to go entirely via
Canadian systems. Hon. Dr. Reid and Sip George
Foster took up the matter with the British Columbia
business men while at the coast, recently, and explain-
ed the position of the Government on the subject."
This is but another exemplification of the vaunted
"National Policy" of the Conservative Government at
Ottawa. In other words, "Protection." In the last
analysis, "Obstruction." It is noticeable that it is
always the big corporations���the railways, th@ big
financial concerns, the overgrown manufacturing
trusts���that have to be tenderly "protected." If
natural trade, legitimate individual enterprise, have
to be outrageously constricted and obstructed in so
doing���so much the worse for trade and enterprise.
Even if the "British preference" and British connection are prejudiced���so much the worse for British
connection, etc.. as is recorded to have said the great
protagonist of Canadian "protection" in other words,
trade obstruction.
We had the same thing ad nauseam throughout the
last Dominion general election campaign, plus
the "last refuge of scoundrels" argument that is again
showing its ugly head, symptomatic of another general election in the offing���in the impudent and incendiary raising of the old "exclusive loyalty" cry, which
did such good service in 1911, and which it is vainly
hoped will avail again.
The Borden Government, and its masters, doubtless think they know on which side their bread is
buttered when they insist on "protecting" the big
interests, at all costs to independent trade and individual enterprise, and they may also imagine they can
further their ends politically by grossly insulting half
the people of Canada by claiming exclusive patriotism
and loyalty for the other half���in face of the record,
which condemns the impudent claimants as reckless
sowers of discord and slander for political ends���but
let them beware the outraged patience of the people of Canada as a whole, and particularly of Western
Canada, who will have a considerably larger roundup in the next general election than in the last, and
who have broken their shackles and had their eyes
opened in the meantime.
In a letter to the London Times endorsing the re*
cent speech of Viscount Grey before the Foreign Press
in approval of the League of Peace idea, Viscount
Bryce calls attention to the fact that the Peace League
movement already has gained a virtually universal acceptance in America, saying that, both President Wilson and Charles E. Hughes, the Republican Presidential nominee, ^presenting the two great political parties, have endorsed i'and declare it to be the duty of
the American people to assist in such a permanent combination of nations. After emphasizing the importance of this favorable American opinion, Viscount
Bryce urges the British Government to take advantage
of it and "as oon as the end ot the war comes in
sight" to endeavor, in conjtnction with American
statesmen, to formally "consider I ow such a league
should be formed and what its functions should be."
Even the Conservative press is girding at the side.-
stepping and shirking of the Ottawa Government.
Apropos of the recently announced courageous intention of the said Government to inquire into the cause
or causes of the high cost of living and its steady
* increase���by authorizing the municipalities to make
such an inquiry!--the Victoria Week "would like to
know what the Federal Government has been doing
with its special bureau for the last two years, if it has
not collected practically all the information available
on this subject?"  In this connection, the Government
for the Pocket in Pearl, Ivory, Ebony.
Nickle, Gunmetal or Buckhorn handles
25c to $2.50 Each
for the Table���Dessert and Dinner size,
Fruit, Butter or Carving���Silver Plated
or Shear Steel, in Metal, Ivory, Celluloid; Ebony, Cocoa or Buckhorn handles
Our Cutlery is Best���Sheffield and
Other Warranted  Brands
Anderson   (St  Lusby
634 Columbia St.
Royal City Pork Butchers
737 Columbia St. 309 Sixth St.
We make a specialty  of Cooked Meats.     Our
Properly Cooked Hams, Veal Loaf, Etc.,
are in great demand.
Phone 219
is referred to the "annual report of the Lake of the
Woods Milling Company, which earned last year a
profit of nearly 30 per cent, on its preference stock
and nearly 20 per cent, on its common stock." Another case of the tender solicitude of the Borden Government for "protecting" the big companies and their
swollen dividends, even from the too harsh side wind
of a national inquiry into the causes of the high cost
of living.
A reference elsewhere to the Presidential election
mentions incidentally that the election will be to-morrow, which is in error. Tuesday-will be the date-
the Tuesday after the first Monday in November being
the fixed date for our neighbors' big quadriennial
event. The new President and new Congress become
effective March 4, 1917.
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New Westminster, B.C..  Nov. 3, 1916
Mr. Alex. Menzies and Mrs. Menzies,
formerly of this city, returned from Sas'
katchewan   last week.
Donations of boxes of apples as Christmas ejifts to the men at the front will be
received up to Nov. 11.
The German merchant submarine
Deutschland has made a second - trip
across the Atlantic, docking at New London, Conn., Nov. 1st.
Arrangements are in progress for the
reception to be tendered Mr. D. Whiteside, member-elect for the city, but no
date has been yet set.
As a result of a police raid on a Chinese opium joint, last week, the city
coffers were enriched to the extent of
$55 in fines in Police Court, on Saturday.
A reception in honor of Mr. J. W.
Weart, member-elect for South Vancouver, will be given, under the auspices of
the McKay Liberal Association, in Phillips' Hall, McKay, to-morrow (Saturday)
Mr. J. B. Kennedy, his many friends
will be glad to learn, has about recovered from an-operation which has confined him to the Royal Columbian Hospital for some weeks, and expects to be
home to-morrow.
As a result of a visit, last week, to
Victoria, Mayor Gray of this city and
Councillor Morrison of Coquitlam learned
that the Water Rights Board does not
question the right of the city of New
Westminster to sell water. Assent to
the Milliardville waterworks scheme in
Coquitlam had been withheld for lack of
a declaration that the scheme had been
approved by the Provincial Health
Board. This approval has been secured
and steps will be taken to have the required certificate issued at once.
In connection with the consolidation
of the Municipal Fire By-law and its
numerous amendments, a new fire map
has been approved by the Fire Committee of the Council. The chief change is
making the north side of Carnarvon st.
in the second fire limits instead of in the
first. That side of the street is chiefly
used for residential purposes.
"Service" in connection with your insurance may be worth more to you in
case of fire, than the amount of premium
paid, and I give it free, on business
placed with me. Alfred W. McLeod,
the Insurance Man.
The British freight steamer Marina,
torpedoed withont warning, off the Irish
coast, Saturday last, had over fifty Americans on board, of whom six are reported as missing, with the majority of
the crew. President Wilson is investigating, but tbe "incident" threatens to
fall into a technical discussion.
The notorious John T. Scott, who is
supposed to know a good deal about the
Vancouver "plugging" operations last
February, has been brought to Vancouver by the Liberals, and his case, adjourned from last Saturday, will again
come up before Magistrate Shaw oi Vancouver, to-morrow. Joe Martin will defend Scott.
The referendum vote taken last week
on conscription in the Australian Commonwealth was at first reported defeated, but the latest retdrns show a majority
of 81,000 against, with 100,000 votes yet
to be counted, including those of. men in
the army, who it is expected will roll up
a big majority for conscription.
An advance guard of fifty men from
the 225th Battalion, Kootenay Rangers,
arrived in the city Wednesday morning,
jn command of Captain Lockhart, They
marched at once to Queen's Park, where
they \yiil prepare winter quarters for the
battalion, The remainder of the battal.
ion was expected to-day.
The young ladies of the Major Latta
Chapter of the Daughters of the Empire
will take charge of the Royal Theatre on
Monday aud Tuesday of next week in an
effort to raise additional funds for patriotic work. The attraction on this occasion will be Ethel Barrymore in that
thrilling five-act masterpiece, the "Final
The city' of New Westminster is being
sued by J. Hanbury & Co.. of Vancouver, for the sum of $350, tlie firm claiming'that the carelessness of Mr. Robert
Winthrop, city poundkeeper, caused the
|qss pf one bay mare. The poundkeeper
placed the hpfse jn the city pound and
tied jt UP, but the next morning it was
found strangled, the rope around its
neck slipping.
An appeal to the men of Canada to act
���as leaders of the 500,000 boys in their
teens in the Dominion was made in Holy
Trinity Cathedral, on Sunday, by Rev.
J. E. Storey, boys' work secretary of the
Y. M. C. A. for Western Canada. He
. stated that the Y. M. C. A. was willing
to co-operate with the churches in the
proper development of the boys, and
asked'that tlie' churches meet them half-
0ne of the old-timers of this city ^nd
ppqujtlam, in tt\e person of Councillor
}tjphar4 G. Mounpe, passed away at the
Royal Columbian Hospital, Sunday, af-
ter the short illness of two days. Deceased, who was 58 years of age, was a
Councillor in Coquitlam municipality.
He had resided in this city and district
for 32 years. He leaves a wife and one
son, Reginald Mounce, who is at the
front, and was recently reported as
The workers in the V. M. C. A. membership contest were baiiqiieiud in the
association 'building, Monday evening,
by the Ladies' Auxiliary. Aid J. J.'
Johnston,'campaign manager, presided
and spoke briefly, Other speeches were
jpade bv Messrs; 11. F. Casselmaii, Diivid
Whiteside, M.I,.A, J. II. McDonald.
ft'. A. Filers, Knfus (iill'W. anc| Gerald
Pyflhg. ujl H'H'ii papillitis, pjrysJoal Di.
pectof Thompson aril General Secretary
y,  J, McKellar also BpoUe.
At a special meetiuif of ihe board of
dirtctors of the koyal Columbian Hospital, Monday afternoon, in Mayor
Gray's office, the application of Miss
fiertruda J. Sinclair, of this city, was accepted for the position of superintendent
of the hospital, while Miss Mmde McLeod, of Victoria, was chosen for assistant superintendent. Mis*; Shu-lair |s
���Ovell equipped for the positjoh, having
received her training at 'tlie ,CjC��j instilu^
{ion, as well as being tin ft- for the past
fen years. jpH'eW WW* three applications
for the position ot superintendent and
four for that of assistant,
Bowser Noses In.
So Premier Bowser will be leader of
the Opposition, after all. 'the overseas
soldiers' vote boosted him up to fifth
place in Vancouver, giving Cowper, Liberal, sixth place and counting Donnelly,
Liberal, out. The high men in the
overseas soldiers' vote were: Tisdall,
1032; Bowser, 934; Duke, 926; McGuire,
921; Leek, 857; Macdonald, 836; Mac-
Gowan, 823; Mcintosh, 654; Ralph Smith,
641; Farris, 606; Donnelly, 563; Cowper,
464, etc. The total vote (.civilian and
soldier) for the six winners in Vancouver stands as follows: Macdonald, 9120;
Smith, 8106; Mcintosh, 8096; Farris,
7881; Bowser, 7421; Cowper, 7056. Donnelly comes next, with 7005, and Tisdall
next, with 6922.
Will maintain Preabyterian Church.
Rev. E. G. Thompson, of Knox Presbyterian Church, Sapperton, returned,
last week, from Toronto, where he attended a conference of Presbyterians opposed to church union, which was heid
in St. Andrew's Church, Toronto, over
1200 being present The spirit of the
meeting, Mr. Thompson says, was revealed as not so much a declaration of
war against the unionists as a determination to continue as the Presbyterian
Church in.Canada, and an organization
was formed to embrace the whole Dominion. Rev. Principal Fraser, of the
Presbyterian College at Montreal, has
been named president, with vice-presidents for each province, Hon. J. C.
Brown being chosen vice-president for
British Columbia. The organization will
be known as the Presbyterian Church
Association, for the continuance of the
Presbyterian Church in Canada. A new
church paper, for which funds have been
guaranted, will be established.
Liberals Welcome Brewster.
The reception held in the Hotel Vancouver, Tuesday night, in honor of Premier-elect Brewster and the Liberal
member-elect for Vancouver City, was a
splendid success, between twelve and
fifteen hundred, including ladies, being
present. This city and the district were
also well represented.
Mr, Brewster and the successful Liberal candidates held an informal reception in the Oyal Room, after which refreshments were served, and tire vast
assemblage filed into the spacious auditorium of the hotel, wlrere short, spirited speeches were delivered, interspersed
with a chojee musical programme, furnished by stars from the city theatres.
Premier.elect Brewster, who got a tremendously enthusiastic reception, after
felicitously acknowleding the compliment of the reception, touched on some
of the serious problems confronting the
new Government to be. The necessity
for reduced expenditure and increased
revenue were two of those problems, abolishing of patronage was another, which
would be carried out. He a^ked the
support of tha people so long as the
new Government endeavored to do what
was right, but np longer. He assured
hjs hearers mat the' day of caucus government hehjnd closed doors was over,
Mr. M, A. Macdonald's reception par-
ticelarly, and that of his colleagues, was
also very enthusiastic, when they rose to
make five minute speeches,
Continued from   Page Four
tion, most of the work now being done
by volunteer committees. It would also
mean a much larger amount paid in allowances, as the Goyernment' could riot
discriminate between cases needing assistance and those uot needing it. But
the strongest argunicnt of all, in his
opinion, was that it would deprive the
stay-at-home of Ihe sense of personal
sacrifice, of actual participation in the
war, wliich the voluntary method be-
Mr, Nation, of Victoria, secretary of
the Provincial branch, dealt largely with
the work of the fund in British Columbia, and presented a mass of figures,
among whicli he quoted the per capita
contribution of the various centres,
ranging from $20 down to less than $\,
varying according to the special characteristics of the place. New Westminster's per capita was $4, which was considered very good. He appealed to this
city to repeat its splendid response of
tliis year when next 'yearls, call is issued.
City Market.
Notwithstanding the unfavorable weather, to-day's market was a hummer.
The supply of meats was gsjiepially largfi
ancl. fine, witb jale prices, maintained.
I'oultry was agaiij a big feature, with no
particular change in prices to note, Bgffi
were not so plentiful, at 60c retail, 55c
wholesale. Butter ranged at 40c to 45c.
Potatoes were uot in very large supply.
The price advanced slightly, $18 to $22
being obtained, carload lots preferred.
Fire Insurance (Igeijcies
Mutual Fire Insurance Co. of B.C.
Mount Royal Insurance Cfl. of
Montreal. Glens Faljs ^i;u,rflnc.e
Co. p{ New YprV Natiouale Jn-
juuiiice Co- of Paris, France,
Minneapolis Insurance Co, of Minneapolis,
Mm. McAdam
Room 1, Hart Block
The People's
Main Store     -     193 and 194
Sapperton branch       -       373
West End branch .     -       650
Three Big Stores
of  Plenty
\ Don't Put Off I
Xmas Baking   f
It is only a short two months %
now till Christmas.    Reniem- ���*���
ber the rush and hurry  last %
year.    Start earlier and take X
things easier this year. y
Mixed Peel, 2 lbs. for 35c i*
Shelled Walnuts, per lb...50c %
Shelled Almonds, per lb 40 $
Boiled Cider, pint bot  30c  r
Seeded Raisins,   best quality,   %
2 pkgs ��� 25c $
Seedless Raisins,  natural col- X
or, per lb  15c $
Seedless Raisins, bleached,   2 x.
lbs. for.-... 35c %
Currants, 2 12-oz. pkgs- -35c ��
Dates, Arab brand, 2 pkgs.25 ���!���
Dates, Dromedary brand, per. ���>
pkg 15c  ,;!
Extracts, Spices,   Laid, Cris-   ?
co, etc. *
Royal Crown  Soaps       X
Eaundry, 7 bars for 25c  ��
Oatmeal Toilet,  8 cakes...25c
4 -
^^  I is �� r^i~T
New Thoughts In  Hats
Many are the new novel ideas
expressed in the new winter
millinery. Charming indeed
are these new Ready-to-wear
models. The styles will interest you personally and they
are exceptionally low prices
$3.00 to $7.00
Women's   French
Gloves $1.50
Real fine French Kid Gloves
in white, black and tans; two
dome fastnings; made of soft,
pliable furs; perfect in fit and
Per pair $1.50
With our Chemical Dye.
More permanent than package dykes.    Just in at���
H. Ryall
Druggist  and  Optician
at prices, that are  RIGHT
Quality, Quantity ami Service  is  our
Phones:   150-732
Belyea $ Company, Ltd.
827 Carnarvon Street
Compare Yor Car
with the Sum of $8
Your car might catch on
any day.     For
you can   buy
e-uisher at
a   Fire   Kxtin-
T. J. TRAPP & CO:, Ltd.
Store .19       Office 1%
Machinery   anil   Auto   Dept.   691
fa  IN
Etheii Barrymore
Monday and   Tuesday
News reached the- citv, Monday, that
Lieut. A S. Mills, son of Mrs. S. Mills,
Fifth avenue, had heen wounded in action on October 25. Lieut. Mills, who
left this city with the 47th Battalion,
formerly operated the A. S. Mills clothing store on Columbia street. lie was
attached to the. 4th Canadian division
artillery al tl\e tima he was wiun led.
Money to Loan
for Sale    .
Nohry Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,    NKW   WESTMINSTER
New    -Wellington,
Lump, Nut, pea
and SlacK
Foot Sixth St.
Phone 105 Page 4
New Westminster. B.C., Nov. 3, 191^
Trades   ana    Labor    Council   Wants
Household Voters' Registration Simplified  -  Ooquitlam  Lake  Timber
Land Must be Cleared.
His Worship Mayor Gray and the full
Aldermanic Board were present  at the
regular weekly meeting of   the Council,
Monday niglit, Aid.  Goulet  having  returned from his   business   and   holiday
trip   to  Vernon  of   some   weeks  ago.
The Committee of the Whole reported,
1, That the application of Mrs. Paul
to sell refreshments at Queen s Park be
granted, and that the chairman of Parks
and Health Committees be authorized to
select sites for  any refreshment booths  would have to look  after   1
allowed to open at the Park. British   Columbia, next   ye
2   That the account submitted by City   -������������<������ - ' ' '��'  '���������
Solicitors re harbor, etc., be referred to
the chairmen of Finance and Harbor
Committees to take up with City Solicitors and report. . .  ���' ������'_���.
3. That the chairmen   of   Harbor ana
Finance   Committees   interview   W. R.
70,000 families on the list.
Dealing with the argument that the
fund should be raised by taxation rather
than by voluntary subscription, Sir Herbert Ames said that, if Provincial taxation were resorted to, each Province
its own. In
ear, approximately $2,000,000 would be needed, this
Province having sent a larger percentage
of married men than any other, and the
cost of living also being higher. Under
the present arrangement, it was only ex.
pected of British Columbia to raise one
million.    To turn the patriotic fund into
Winter Coatings
Report of Joint Meeting.    -	
two of the
communications call for special notice.
One was from the Trades and Labor
Council, asking, in effect, that registration under the household voters' qualification be made the same as for Provincial voters, instead of having to register
at the Citv Hall as at present, which
was referred to the Committee of the
Whole. The other was a draft letter by
the City Solicitor to Supt. Dominion Water Power Branch, Ottawa, holding Vancouver Power Co. to its  undertaking   to
For the information of   the Council, a
report of the   proceedings of   the   Joint
Committee of   the City Council and
Board of Trade, held  on  Oct. 25th,
Among other questions taken up at
this meeting, the report showed, was
the question of laying industrial tracks
ou the North Arm and South Arm
shores of the Fraser River on LulU Island.    Mr. Murrin, of the  B- C. R. R.
Concluded on  Page Three
complete the clearitig of  land round Co- wl)0 attemie,i, promised to place a   sur.
quitlam Lake, wliich was approved   by vevor ou the ground to prepare a   plan
Council. and estimate cost ol   such  tracks   being
Communications. hjtd.    It was decided, by means   of   ad-
"SSf fffiSS -  Western  Lumber pared to lease sa��/e for   hg**
Co   Ltd., re services of steamer Senator poses to communicate with Mayor giviag
Jensen as fire boat, reiterating that these full particulars as to the period of  lease
services to the  city would   be   free, as ami tepus of payment,
statedIn previous letter, on condition of Mayor   Gray, at   the   joint  meeting,
certain reduction   being   received   from brought up the matter pf  improving the
AedtyiJ water rSSsf   Received, and Property i, ^^ott^V^my^
filed, to come up under a later
����� Tr.Sr,ri\l Trades and   s��'icitor ���� tbe ��lUestion ��* ** ��m,,dUu
the secietary of  die  irades and 'RaU^ay     laying     shunting
Sin^eKdSl *J5 tracks *M3^M������&
order of
From the Troy Steam Laundry, which
has recently changed hands, intimating
intention to remove to the Whittenhall
block, Lome and Carnarvon sts., and
asking for change in fifteen year old
regulations to enable laundry business to
be carried on there. Referred to Building Inspector fQr report.
From William Carey, asking Council to
pay $5, cost of repairs to his watch, necessitated on account of being thrown
out of his rig when his horse stepped on
a loose plank on the street. Referred to
Engineer and Board of Works to report
From the Sister of St. Ann's Academy,
re cutting down of overhanging tree on
th.?ir premises, on Agnes st., and offering to pay expenses if work was done.
Referred to Board of Works to act.
Labor Council
inconvenience in registration
under the householders' qualification, at
the City Hall, and asking that steps be
taken to have the Municipal Act so
amended as to make applicable the provisions for registration of Provincial
After some discussion, during which
Aid. Johnston favored the idea and Aid.
Goulet pointed out that this city was
working under special provisions and not
under the general Municipal Act in this
particular, it was moved by Aid. McAdam, seconded by Aid. Goulet, and
carried, that the matter be referred to
the Committee of the Whole.
From Lewis Knudson, re alteration to
city map, asking that advantage be taken of proposed changes to rectify mistake and redress injustice in regard to
block 14. Referred to Committee of the
From S. J. Pearce, requesting permission to plant shade trees on Milton st.
Request granted, under supervision of
Parks Committee.
From the Returned Soldiers' Committee, asking the Council to appoint one of
jits members on an advisory board. Request granted.
F*om the City Enginear, with tracing,
���re application from B. C. Telephone Co.
to be allowed to erect poles on Second
st. and Tenth ave.; and recommending
that request be granted, certain conditions to be complied with. Recommendation adopted.
From the City F/iigineer, re 14-inch
main at Essondale, stating six months'
maintenance had expired, and recommending payment of balance of account
to Vulcan Iron Works, $681 \2. Adopted.
From the City Solicitors, re Coquitlam
Lake land clearing, with draft of letter
to Supt. Dominion Water Power Branch,
Ottawa, protesting against Vancouver
Power Company having been practically
released from completing its undertaking, to which the Dominion Government
was a party, without consulting the city,
.and submitting that the company be required to continue and in reasonable
time complete the work of clearing the
land round the lake agreed upon.
Aid. Bryson moved, seconded by Aid.
Goulet, that the Council approve this
letter and instruct the City Solicitors to
have same completed and forwarded.
From the City Solicitors, re Western
Canada Power Co., andV. P. R. Meat
Co,, arrangement as to light, with draft
of letter advising that request for an extension of arrangement to 1st April,
1917, would be granted. Approved ami
letter ordered to be sent accordingly.
The various standing committees reported, recommending payment of accounts and payrolls, which were adopted.
Aid. Jardine, chairman of the Board of
Worjcs, reported, recommending :
1. That a 4-ft. sidewalk be placed on
the north side of St. George st., from
Fourth to Sixth sts., at an estimated cod
of $175.
2. That the 6-ft sidewalk on the east
and west side of Sixth st. from Queen's
ave. to Third'ave., be fixed up temporarily, and that a section about 132 fer i
long on the west side be removed; esti-
piated cost, $60.
3. That the following tender of the
Brackman-Ker Milling Co., Ltd., for the
supply of hay, oats, and straw for city
stables, being the lowest received, be accepted : No 1 Timothy, local, $19.50
per ton; No. 1 Timothy hay, Alberta,
$20.50; No. 1 oats, cleaned, local, $33;
oat straw, 40c per bale All f o. b. city
stables, Eighth ave. and Eighth st. If
hauled by citv teams, an allowance of
50c per ton on hay and oats will be given
to the city,
means of a bulk-head on the west ' end
of the reserve, which would probably
fill in, and the Government could be approached with a view to having the ping
Edward dredge to assist in filling in. Oh
motion, it was resolved to ask the City
Council to obtain a plan and estimate
of the cost of such improvement, in say,
100, 200, and 300 feet and larger fengths.
On motion of W.- R, Gilley, seconded,
by C. A. Welsh, the Mayor snd A}d.
Eastman and McAdam were appointed a
committee to wait on Mr. David Whiteside, mejnbjtr-eject to the Provincial
Legislature, to tak�� up the matter of obtaining right-of-way for industrial tracks
through the Provincial Governinent reserve on Lulu Islam}.
On motion of C, A, Welsh, seconded
by J. G, Robson, the City Council was
requested to obtain the   opinion   of its
ertv now owned by the railway company,
to bring the property within the agreement with the Provincial Government,
so as to free the .mme from from taxation
by the city of New Westminster unH)
the year 1924.
The report of the Joint Committee
was, on motion, received.
By-Laws, New Business, Site,
The Fire Prevention By-law, 1916
(consolidation) came up for second reading, and was again laid over, on motion
of Aid. Johnston, who explained tltat
the by-law would be ready to proceed
with at next meeting.
On the question of granting reduced
water rates, on certain conditions, to the
Canadian Western Lumber Co,, L,��d.
(Fraser Mills), Aid. Bryson moved, seconded by Aid. Goulet, "that this matter
be passed on to next year's Council to
deal with. If such reductions were to
be made, the proper time to do so was
at the beginning of a new year, when
the estimates could be framed according:-
ly. In some cases where reductions had
bee1 made, offsetting advantages had
been obtained.
Aid. LJodd, at this juncture, rose to
remark that a certain new industry on
the water front, the Canada Products,
Ltd., which had secured concessions on
the strength of employing white labor,
was now employing Asiatics. They had
got water for one-third its cost, while
ordinary householders paid four times
the cost.
Aid. McAdam, as well as Aid. Goulet,
the seconder, spoke in favor of Aid.
Bryson's resolution, which was carried
Mayor Gray announced that he would
appoint Aid, Johnston as the Council's
representative on the Returned Soldjers'
advisory board.
The Mayor brought up the question of
the advisability of investing city sinking
funds in Britisli Imperial bonds, as suggested in a letter from Ames & Co., Toronto, but it was, on motion, decided to
give Canadian issues the preference in
future, as in the past, whenever there
were funds for such investment.
The Council then adjourned.
Canadian Patriotic Fund.
The appeal of  the Canadian   Patriotic
Fund, said Sir Herbert Ames, in his address to the small   audience   which   the
bad weather permitted, in the   Duke   of
Connaught High School auditorium, Saturday night, is based ou the   belief  thai
every one should fight or pay, and it he-
hooves the stay-at-home to  give till   he
feels it.   The central idea of the patriotic
fund is that of the common purse; it has
a fluid quality,   flowing  from   coast   to
coast and maintaining the   level   everywhere.      Dealing   with   some   familiar
criticisms of the fund, the speaker  ridiculed the man who would not contribute
because a few soldiers' wives spend their
money   foolishly   or   extravagantly,   in
face of   the  many who don't.    The   remark has been made "Why, so-and-so is
better off than before her husband went
to the front."    Perhaps that family had
been near to starvation before  the   Ivus-
b.md enlisted.   Did it follow   that  his
family should continue in the same condition?
Disbursements from the iund, pointed
out the speaker, were only made in case
of need. But that did not, of course,
mean that a soldier's dependents must
be on the verge of starvation before the
fund stepped in. In cases where the dependents were otherwise taken eare of,
uo disbursements are made from the
fund. The figures clearly showed that
this policy was adhered to; for, out of
370,000 enlistments, of whom 105,000 I
were men with families, there were but I
Let the
be Your
Our Goods are dependable,
our prices reasonable. We
invite you to send to us for
whatever you rnay require in
our line; 'we will serve you
EGGS -Now that new laid
eggs have advanced in price
we are offering a good quality
egg that will fry or poach or
for general cooking purposes;
per doj; ������:���������������:  40c
Libby's Catsup, per hot...20c
Golden Dew Butter, 2 lbs.85c
Col. Skinner's Mango Chutney, regular 50c size for...40c
Seeded Raisins; new season's
fruit; 2 pkgs. for 25c
Mixed PJckles, per lb......30c
B. C. or Buttercup Milk, 20-
01. tins- .....���������   rrttiir..   i   ������   10c
Robin Hood  or  Purity Oats;
large drum > ��� j 25c
Van Camp's Soups, i tiiio,,25
Equal Egg, per tin-..25c, 50c
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
A range of Coatings most remarkable in regard to both quality and
variety. We have gathered together from various sources irtft��
terials far beyond our present needs,,anticipating the most noticeable shortage which now exists.
Our range contains Astrachans, Nigger Heads, Heather Mixtures;
Chinchillas, Fancy Plaids, Heavy Tweeds, large and small checks,
and plain cloths in abundance,    Special values at
$1.50,2.00, 2.25, 2.50, 2.75,
$3,00, 3.50 to 4.75
White Plushes and Bearskins,  at $2.75 to $3,75
Black Sealette Plushes, 50 inches wide, per yd $5.00 to $6.00
Blanket Cloths in white and colors,   per yd $2.S0 to $3.50
W. S. Gollister & Co.
The Store for Women's Wear
P, O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN REID,  Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering  and
Manufacturers of   Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Office and  Works:
New Westminster, B. C.
308 Sixth St.
East Burnaby, 2nd St.
Edmonds, Gray Block
Sapperton, Guhr Blpck
Phone 1001-2
Phone 598
Phone 1111L
Ehpne )s012
James & McClughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B. C.
Front and Sixth Sts.    Phone 302
Let Us Do It?
You needn't   do   your  own
Washing or send it to a
The Royal City Laundry
(White Labor Only)
will do it for you.
PHONE 183.     814 ROYAL AVE.
Co Stibeatorg
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free
of exchange at any chartered Bank in Canada) at the rate of five per cent
per annum from the date of purchase.
Holders of this stock will have the privilege of surrendering at par nnd
accrued interest, as the equivalent of cash, in payment of any allotment
made under any future war loan issue in Canada other than an issue pf
Treasury Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications
for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
OCTOBER 7th,  1916.
Friday and Saturday
Francis X. Bushman
King of the Screen, supported by
. Margaret Snow in
The Silent Voice
Monday and Tuesday
Benefit Performance under auspices of
Major Latta Chapter 1.0. D. E.
Ethel Barrymore
A Metro Masterpiece


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