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SEST   COPH
i-ro^incir.l Library,   Victoria    PC
THE   PACIFIC   CANADIAN
4
Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, May 19, 1916.
Number 11
THE BY-ELEOTION INQUIRIES.
After some three weeks of probing, in the Vancouver Police Court and by Special Committee of the
Legislature at Victoria, into alleged irregularities ���
attempted personation and "plugging" principally���
in connection with the late Vancouver by-election, the
sincere searcher after the truth of the matter can only
glean from the exhaustive and voluminous evidence
elicited that there was a more or less organized effort
to poll illegal votes, and that the unprincipled and disreputable agents in this illicit work had apparently
censiderable funds at their disposal to procure, assemble, compensate, and transport their degraded instruments in violating the sanctity of the people's
ballot.
Further than that, however���into the question of
prime importance, clearly connecting the nefarious activities of the agents and instruments referred to with
the responsible man or men "higher up" who gave
the instructions and furnished the money���the investigations, judicial or legislative, so far, have not managed to penetrate, beyond mere suggestion and glib,
generalities by some witnesses whose deportment and
record belied their sworn word. Indeed, it is no less
remarkable than significant that, both in the Annance
case, before the Police Magistrate in Vancouver, and
the Government-engineered Select Committee inquiry
at Victoria, when it came to the point where the Liberal cross-examiner (Mr. McTagart for the Liberal
prosecution in Vancouver, and Mr. Brewster, Liberal
leader, in the Legislative inquiry at Victoria) sought
to raise the veil which conceals the man or organization behind the scenes, he was met with a straight refusal of the star witness in each case���Annance in the
Police Court, and the flippant and garrulous Gosden
(since arrested for perjury) before the House Committee, to give the information asked. And both were
allowed,to persist in their refusal, notwithstanding
Liberal protests.
In the absence, so far, for the reasons indicated, of
any conclusive result of the investigations, clearly connecting the instignation of the criminal practices
charged with any responsible public men of either
party, the public are left in the meantime to their own
_ sur^aea-atti irif^renf^srJ^^ce^i^iyiWr^^ Goyernifient
press is busy disseminating throughout the Province
.such distorted reports of the proceedings of the inquiries as to convey the impression that the glib and
ireckless allegations of confessedly disreputable witnesses are actually yoved charges fixing culpability,
'"���not only upon the Liberal  organization of Vancouver
' ;in the recent by-election, but upon the Liberal party
pf the Province as a whole. No one can pick up any
��Vf the Government controlled papers throughout the
Province without being convinced that there is a systematic publicity campaign, engineered at Victoria,
having this object in view.-
"Die ill-concealed anxiety of the Government to
have this deliberately falsified impression pass current,
together with other extremely suspicious circumstances
first and last���including the refusal of the star witnesses-above referred to to disclose the names of their
" principals, not to mention the remarkable activity of
the notorious John L. Sullivan in fcecurinir from the
Seattle underworld Government witnesses, at great ex-
'pense���^lead warrantably to. a conclusion very different
from that which the Government and its apologists
are so strenuously striving to create-"lead to the suspicion, at least, so far as can be judged at present,
.that the whole dirty business is a deep laid and extremely clever conspiracy by the Bowser Government,
in its admittedly desperate political extremity -hope-
ileBsly in disrepute in the country, as convinced by
: ;the Jby-elections���with the double purpose of trying to
avert tbe tragedy of the by-elections and blacken its
^opponents at the same time.
One thing that emerges very clearly from the investigations is that the Liberals as a party, who initiated proceedings, are evidently sincerely desirous
of getting to the bottom of the whole business and fix-
ing-responsibility for the disreputable performances,
���even if it should implicate alleged "workers" in the
Liberal interest. The evidence has certainly showed
that the Vancouver official campaign organization
sternly discountenanced alleged tentative efforts by
some so-called Liberal "workers" to introduc^ crooked
methods into the election. Another outstanding fea.
ture of the inquiries, that calls imperatively for some
reasonably adequate explanation, is, Where did the
.very considerable amount of money, that was from all
accounts available to finance the  dirty  work,   come
. from? Who had at once the resources and the adequate motive to put it up? These questions have not
Ibeen answered yet. t Every right minded person will
ihope that the whole miserable mystery will yet be laid
bare, and brought home to the really responsible parlies, whoever they may be.
THE "BIG STICK" WINS.
That Premier Bowser's "big stick" is all-powerful
within his party organization, has been sufficiently
demonstrated by the trend of party opinion as expressed by the Government press of late, when compared with the insurgency, if not open mutiny, voiced
for some weeks after the shock and resultant panic of
the by-elections. Even the Victoria Week, which
called upon the Conservative party, with a big "C,"
to save itself by recognizing the elections as virtually
a condemnation of the Government and its policies,
has been bludgeoned, not only into acquiesence, but
into positive acclamation of the Bowser leadership and
management. "The Government has received no
mandate for new legislation of an important character," and ought to announce the abandonment of all
contentious legislation and a dissolution as soon as the
voting of supplies and other necessary business can be
put through the House," declared the Week when the
terrors of the by-elections were fresh upon it. Now,
after it has been disciplined by the "boss," the Week
mildly cheeps: "Premier Bowser has been the subject
of much criticism, but, whatever else may be said
against him, it can never be denied that he is a man
who keeps his promises. Anyone who will take the
trouble to check off the items of his political manifesto
of December last will see that they are rapidly diminishing. * * * * There is no previous record for
important legislation of such an extensive and varied
character dealt with in one session of the B. C. Legislature ." And this from a Government which had ' 'no
mandate" for important legislation, but for "abandonment" of its programme and an immediate "dissolution" and appeal to the people!
COL. ALLISON'S SHARE.
The Meredith-Duff Royal Commission at Ottawa,
which, it will be remembered, was strictly limited to
an investigation of the fuse contracts awarded to
dummy United States companies, has demonstrated
that Col. Carnegie, ordnance officer of the original Sam
Hughes Shell Committee, has a poor memory, when it
comes to recalling certain huge "surplus profits" made
by the committee, and that Col. John Wesley Allison,
-^^wm^a^^Geher^Hughe^btill continues to swear
by, was not in the business of helping to steer fat fuse
contracts, past Canadian manufacturers, to his American friends, for his health! Evidence given before
the Commission on Friday last brought out that the
gallant Colonel's share of a million dollars "easy
money" divided up by the "pals" on both sides of the
line was an even half of the $450,000 commission put
in the name of B. F. Yoakum, New York. Col. Allison's "value" to the American-manipulators of fuse
contracts, which enabled him to draw down this fat
rake-off, and an additional bonus of $20,000 or $25,000
which Mr. Yoakum swore he paid Col. Allison as a
"good investment" for his "experience," was, of
course, the Colonel's close personal association and
"pull" with the Canadian War Minister. We can understand why Col. Allison should be a warm friend of
Major-General Hughes, Minister of Militia; but we
can not so easily perceive why Sir Sam should bristle
every time Col. Allison's name is mentioned and reiterate, with unnecessary heat and unction that Col.
Allison "has more honor in his little finger than Audi-
tor-General Fraser" (for instance, who has shown that
he has no very high opinion of Col. Allison) "has in
his whole bodv,"
It has come out, as a sort of by-product of the al:
leged election frauds inquiries at Vancouver and Victoria, though denied since, we believe, by Mr. Bowser,
that the notorious John L. Sullivan, proprietor
of the Irving Hotel, Vancouver���who has figured as
the chief mobolizer of Government "plugging" witnesses from Seattle'? "tenderloin,"���had an inter,
view with Premier Bowser, at Kamloops, last winter,
about two weeks before the by-electiens! A dictagraph record of the alleged conversation between the
two Napoleons on that auspicious���not to say suspicious���occasion would have distinct historic value,
at the least.
In replying to the suggestion of the News-Advertiser that the Omineca Herald, in its severe strictures
(if the Bowser Government's land policies, was actuat*
ed by partisan hostility, the editor of that paper, as
quoted in these columns last week, said of himself:
' 'He has never cast anything but a Conservative vote
in a Dominion or Provincial election." That is significant of the great awakening that has come to the people of the Province generally irrespective of previous
party affiliations���an awakening that will sweep this
Government irresistibly from power, in spite of all its
strenuous efforts to hold on, just so soon as the people
get their chance at the ballot box.
THE SHIPBUILDING BILL.
Following is a report embracing the most important and telling portions of the speech made by Mr.
H. C. Brewster, Liberal leader, in the Provincial Legislature, last week, on the Government's Shipbuilding
Bill, which will well repay persual by any one desiring
to get a just, critical estimate of the measure and of
its suitability, or otherwise, in the present circumstances of the Province, to achieve the object aimed
at:
"Accepting the Government's position that exceptional conditions demand attention by this Legislature
to bring about prosperity in industries now stagnant,
we must inquire how far we are in a position to assume new responsibilities. I know, as we all do, the
necessity for something being done to bring about
production in the Province, and I take second place to
no one in my desire that production shall be increased.
But this bill puts upon the treasury another very serious burden, and I ask the Hoiise to consider whether
the financial condition of the Province is such that we
can assume this without doing great injustice to the
general taxpayer.
A Federal Matter.
"In the first place,,it seems to me that the Province is unnecessarily stepping into a field that rightly
belongs to the Federal power, and in the second place
that this is not an opportune time to launch out into
such a programme, with weakened financial resources.
In this connection, we must anticipate tremendous demands that are to be made and that will be made upon
our treasury in the immediate future. We commenced
wjth an elaborate railway programme, which has been
developed until to-day we face some very serious obligations, We have learned from the Minister of Railways that we have already paid out $316,000 for one
railway whieh has defaulted in its payments of interest, and no doubt other payments will have to be
made. Then we have learned through the press in
the last few days that another railway has been at
Ottawa begging for a grant which will enable it to pay
interest on its bonds. * * * * We have the statement of the Dominion Minister of Finance that the
Province of British Columbia must assume its own obligations in regard to the interest on Government guarantee of bonds so far as the C. N! Pacific is concerned, and requiring our share of $4,500,000, commencing
next July.
Huge Obligations and Deficits.
"That, taken into consideration with the fact that
in the present year we are exceeding our revenue by
something like six million dollars of expenditure, shows
that pur financial condition is not a healthy one. If
we were wise and' did as any private businessman
would, we would not undertake to make expenditures'
or assume obligations that we could not meet. These
things must be considered when we propose to give
aid to another industry, which, if established and
maintained in the same manner as the railways we
have guaranteed, will mean great distress in the Province in the future. It is not only that we have t this
deficit being incurred with our eyes open and, say,
two millions in interest on bonds, but we have been
accumulating these unhealthy conditions and piling up
a tremendous public debt, and we are told by the
Prime Minister that it is the intention of the Government to grant further aid to the P.G.E. to the extent
of $6,500,000"-
Present Conditions Abnormal.
Concluding that lumber, with possibly some pulp
and paper, is practically the only product we have to
export at this time, Mr. Brewster continued: "Instead
of building ships, we would be wiser if we went along
the line of using the ships we could get to develop the
lumber trade. The member who moved, the . second
reading (Mr. Thomson) spoke of the tonnage destroyed and others of the high freight rates now obtainable. If we were going into the shipping business,
we would not consider abnormal conditions and existing high rates, but would have sufficient business acumen to base plans on normal conditions and rates.
There is an interned tonnage running into a large
amount, and considerable tonnage commandeered,
and, while the destruction of tonnage has been great,
what I might call the birth-rate, of ships has greatly
exceeded the death rate, so that to-day we have
probably a greater tonnage afloat than before the
war started. At the close of the war all the"interned
and commandeered tonnage and the increase I have
spoken of will at once enter into competition for business.
Conditions May Greatly Change.
' 'You may say we have a lot of wheat to move, but
I am not sure that it will move immediately. The warring nations have accumulated large stores of wheat
which they must get rid of before bringing in more.
This would apply also to steel and the  transportation
Continued on Page Two Page 2
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
New Westainster, B.C., May 19,   1916
THE  PACIFIC   CANADIAN
Published every Friday from the Offices, 761 Carnarvon Street,
New Westminster, B. C, by the Pacific Canadian Printing
& Publishing Co-, Ltd.
GEO. KENNEDY,
Editor and Manager
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HERE AND THERE.
Peter Annance, prosecuted by the Liberal organization of Vancouver for attempting to induce persons
to commit personation at the recent by-election in
Vancouver, was found guilty by Magistrate Shaw, last
week, after the hearing of voluminous evidence, and
sentenced to nine months' hard and a three hundred
dollar fine, with an additional three months in default
of payment. It was significant that Annance. who
himself entered the box, absolutely refused to give
the name of the "higher-up" from whom he got the
instructions and the money, though pressed by the
Liberal prosecution, His own counsel objected, and
the court upheld the objection. It is only fair to add
that Peter ha9 appealed.
Mr. Brewster's strong and well-reasoned criticism
of the Government's Shipbuilding Bill, which appears
in this issue���which has been supported by representative commercial bodies like the Vancouver Merchants' Exchange, the B. C. Manufacturers'
Association and the Harbor and Navigation
Committee of the Vancouver Board of Trade���recalls
the equally vigorous adverse criticism by the Liberal
leader of the Returned Soldiers' Homestead Bill, and
the complete vindication which those strictures afterwards received, in the complete remodelling of that
measure, owing to pressure, in and out of the House,
from Government supporters even���though at first Mr.
Brewster was "raked fore and aft" by a too zealous
Government apologist, who afterwards acknowledged
his error bv backing Mr. Brewster in further amendment of the bill. One trembles to think what a mess
the legislation of this session would have been, if it
hadn't been for those bv-elections !
Our old friend, Joe Martin���who is known as Joseph
Martin, M.P., by his St. Pancras (London, Eng.) constituents���was interviewed, last week, by a representative of the Province, who found "the stormy petrel" of Canadian and British politics "enjoying a
period of enforced inactivity in a private ward of the
Vancouver General Hospital, owing to an attack of
leg trouble, the legacy of an accident of his boyhood
days," which has a troublesome recrudesence every
ten years. Asked as to his plans, Mr. Martin, evidently with no fear of German subs or Zeps before his
eyes, informed the inquisitive newspaper man, cheerfully, that he hoped to be sufficiently recovered by
June 1st to "take a trip to the Old Country just to see
how things are going on there." Incidentally, he declared his intention of taking his seat in the British
House of Commons as representative for St. Pancras.
Mr. Martin could not be drawn to express any opinion,
while the matters were sub judice, about the various
election inquiries going on in British Columbia, but
murmured dreamily, according to the reporter: "I
wonder where those ten dollar bills came from?"
That's what a lot of other people are wondering, too,
these hard times. The only people that appear to have
"money to burn" (the people's,), judging from the
way they have been throwing it around in "commissions" (with big "C" and little "c"), increased salaries, pensions, bonuses, Indian reserve deals, stock (live
and otherwise), etc., etc., are���the Bowser Government, and the "lambs" of the inner fold.
We find timber lands acquired from the
Government for $17,900 and capitalized by
the same company, as shown in its prospectus, at
$633,872. I point this out to show that this over-capitalization, fostered largely by the Government, has
brought the industry to a position where it is difficult
to finance such a project as the building of ships.
Work for Agent-General.
"We have to face the position as it exists. I think
a much simpler method could have been adopted. I
do not agree that it is impossible to secure tonnage.
We are paying a fine price for maintaining a London
office, with our late ex-Premier in charge, and I do
not think it would require a great deal of tact or persuasion on his part to secure the release of some interned vessels to assist in moving the lumber which we
have to export and which is so much needed over there,
provided he understood the business and put every
effort into it.
Tired of Bond Guarantees.
"I would suggest that the people of B. C. are heartily tired of bond guarantees. We were told when the
railway guarantees were first brought down that we
would not have to pay a cent of interest. We find now
that no dependence can be placed on such promises.
It is the part of wisdom to see that we are not entangled in any further guarantees of any kind. If
tonnage is necessary to move the only product we have
now, I would suggest that it would be possible to issue
short term bonds, which would be very readily taken
up in Canada, and use these for the purpose of advancing to those interested certain sums of money directly for the construction of the class of vessels they
require, but so protected that the taxpayers cannot
possibly be called upon to meet any charge. We should
have a mortgage not only upon the vessels but upon
the other assets of the man or company we assist."
Another fault of the Government bill pointed out
by Mr. Brewster was the proposal to give the Commissioners under the Act power to act as managing
directors of ships until loans were repaid. He himself
would not build a ship under those conditions. The
failure or the success of a shipping business was in the
management.
Iron Resources Undeveloped.
Mr. Brewster said he had been speaking on the assumption that wooden auxiliary power ships were the
ones to build for the lumber trade. "But," he added,
"it is a further commentary* upon the business inability of the Government that, with all the iron and coal,
limestone and everything that goes to make a great
steel industry in a Province, we having nothing of that
nature. We have ore of proved value on Texada Island, proved by the construction of two vessels of the
United States navy from it, adjacent we have the
limestone and other fluxes, and across the water unlimited measures of good coking coal, and yet with all
this we are asked to-day to go into the makeshift of
building wooden ships. It is provable that the wooden
ship is a makeshift, that its engines have to propel
through the water a greater weight than have those
of steel ships, great an anomaly as that may seem, and
that there is a loss of energy and carrying capacity.
"This bill is not the bill required at this time, for
, it is not a bill under which many people would .care to
work, and certainly it is not a bill which will satisfy
the lumbering industry, inasmuch as assisting them to
move their product. I do not propose to oppose it at
. this stage, however, but will allow it to go to committee and see if we can whip it into shape. But no matter what is done, it is the duty of the Government to
see that it is so hedged about with safeguards as that
the taxpayers shall not be called upon to pay a cent."
THE SHIPBUILDING BILL.
Continued from Page One
)f steel, since the war offices and admiralties have
great stores of it for.war purposes, and the surplus
will doubtless be liberated for commercial purposes.
This may not apply as much to timber, and it may be
that there will be a great demand for it, say, railway
ties. But the Baltic provinces will have this in view,
as well as ourselves and there will be keen competition
from that quarter, with shorter haul and lower wages.
"The shipping outlook on a shipping basis is not so
bright as members might think at the present time.
The assembling of machinery means delay, which
would be greater in regard to that for constructing
wooden vessels than iron ships, it would be a few
months between the time a keel was laid and launching, and then a few months before delivery by the
builders. Before then the war may have ceased -we
trust it will���and tonnage now tied up will again be in
the market. These conditions would make me hesitate
before I put my own money into the shipping industry
to-day, and, thinking that, my duty to the people would
make me even more hesitant before recommending
that the public moneys be applied that way."
Over-Capitalization the Trouble.
One would think, continued Mr. Brewster, that a
great industry like lumbering would take care of itself
in the matter of shipping; that concerns commanding
thousands of acres of timber lands and great mills
would be able to build vessels to carry their products
abroad. "But we have in British Columbia a peculiar
condition, and one that does not reflect credit on the
Government. The lumber industry is suffering because of exploitation, speculation and over-capitalization in the timber resources of British Columbia. Great
areas have to be held by millmen to protect their supply, which cripples them to a considerable extent, and
lumbermen cannot finance sufficiently to build ships to
carry their products. Over-capitalization of timber
holdings is having a very serious effect in so far as
the extension of business  is  concerned.   *   *   *   *
"PURGING" THE LISTS.
At the Court of Revision, before F. C. Campbell,
Government Agent, which sat in this city, Monday, to
hear objections to names on the Provincial voters'
lists for the ridings of New Westminster, Delta, and
Dewdnep, 243 names were removed from the city list,
59 from the Delta list, and 63 from the Dewdney list.
The city Liberals were represented by R. C. McDonald and D. Douglas, President and Secretary of the
local Liberal Association, while C. D. Peele and Mr.
Cave-Brown-Cave appeared for the Conservatives.
Lieut. F. J. MacKenzie, member for Delta, was also
present', and spoke of the necessity of purging the
ists. As usual, nearly all the purging, especially of
the city list, was done at the instance of the Liberals.
A number of names of absentees reported as having
enlisted were allowed to remain on the lists.
A rather amusing attempt to "purge" the Delta
list, backed by the gallant military member, who evidently doesn't know all his constituents, was in the
case of Fdward John Inman, objected to by Ed. Wade,
for the Conservatives, a3 "dead." The Liberals had
no difficulty in showing that Mr. Inman was a very
much alive resident of South Westminster, who visited
this city every day in his business as milkman. Lieut.
MacKenzie's party also tried unsuccessfully to ' purge"
the Delta list of one of the oldest residents of Langley,
Mr. Wm. Murray.
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Prices
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Meat Safes
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Wholesale and Retail Dealers in All Kinds of
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Phone 219
Pioneer Furniture  Dealer
and Undertaker
Is Doing Business as Usual at the Old Stand
Cor. McKENZIE and AGNES STS.,
New Westminster, B. C.
Fair Dealing, Goods of  Quality   at  Right  Prices.
 Phone 176	
Sewing Machines and Pianos
Pianos   ) #500 Heint?-ina" & c��- for $190
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Clear      J Small Warwick Piano, at   -   $60
Many other Standard Makes at less than cost.   Terms to suit
Sewing Machine Specials���Sjngers  at $8 and   $10.
White Rotary Drop   Head,   $17.50.      Wheeler   &
Wilson, like new, $22.50,    With 5-year guarantee.
Terms to arrange.    Repairing and adjusting guaranteed.
New Home Sewing Machine Exchange
550 Columbia St. ��pp. V. O. Phone 964
Changing Time
It is about time to change your weight of underwear
from Winter and Spring weight to Summer weight.
When doing so, see us before   you   buy.   We have
everything and any kind and style you may desire.
M. J. PHILLIPS, 671 Columbia St
WESTMINSTER TRUST
COMPANY
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OUR BUSINESS
Acts as Assignees, liquidators and  Receivers.
Agents for the Sale of Real Estate.
House and Property Agents.
Insurance in all its Branches in Standard Companies.
Safety Deposit Boxes for Rent, $2.50 and up per annum.
Agent for the Canada Life Assurance Company.
We act as Executor and Trustee under Wills, and  we  will   be
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New Westminster, B.C., May 19, 1916
THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
Page 3
LOCAL AND  GENERAL.
Your friends can buy any thing you
can give them���except your photograph.
Hurndall does fine work at 624 Columbia
St.      Phone 125R.
Mr. J. S. Cameron, of the Merchants'
Bank staff, son of Mr. J. S. Cameron, of
the local postoflice staff, has enlisted
with the 196th, Western Universities,
Battalion.
Mr. D. D. Burnett, a well known old
tinier of New Westminster, whd has
three sons on active service, answered
the call himself, this week, by joining
the 131st.
Mr. W. E- Morrison, formerly  of  the
Valuator
Money to Loan
for Sale
Farms
H. A. EASTM0N
Notary Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,   NEW WESTMINSTER
The Queensboro Dyke.
The ratepayers aud residents of Queensboro,   that   industrial   portion   of   New
Westminster City situated  ou Lulu Island, have memorialized the  Mayor  and
Council upon the subject of   the   inaile-
staff of tiie Columbian, this city, recently  qUate protection afforded to  that part of
took over the management of  the  Lill-  the city by the dyke, in its present more
ooet Prospector, which paper he has
greatly improved in every way, making
it a bright and newsy sheet.
We are still doing busineai al tbe
old stand. If there is anything we
can do lor you in the plumbing, heat-
lug or sheet metal line, 'phone 58ti.
Mannering & .MacKenzie will give
your needs their immediate attention. ���
The City baseball team defeated Fraser
Mills in a league match at Queen's Park
Tuesday evening, by the score of 4 to 2.
Last week the City team was beaten by
the B.C.E.R. Wilson and Stoddart were
the battery for the City team, Tuesday,
and Horn and Lang for Fraser Mills.
The marriage took place last Friday al
St. Andrew's Manse of Miss Nellie Find-
later Stuart, of the staff of the Royal
Columbian Hospital and Mr. David A.
Dean, of Vancouver. Rev. F. W. Kerr
officiated. The bridesmaid was Miss
Annie Tawse and the groomsman Mr.
J. W. Grant. Mr. and Mrs. Dean will
make their home in Vancouver.
A well known and prominent Native
Son of the Royal City, Mr. Alfred H.
Johnston, of Johnston Bros.' Shoe
House, enlisted, this week, in the 196th,
Western Universities Battalion. Mr.
Lawrence Lake, of Aid. J. J. Johnston's
office, has also joined the same Battalion.
Mr. Ed. H.Johnston, a brother of A.
H., married and with one child, joined
the 131st Battalion about two weeks ago.
The latest from the ^'Mexican front"
is that Villa is in safe retreat, where he
has about recovered from his wounds���
if he lost a leg, he has grown another���
and is now "stumping" the country
raising another brigade of brigands to
undertake a new raiding enterprise across
the border. The American punitive expeditions after the perpetrators of raids
Nos. 1 and 2 have yet to report "unfinished business."
Pte. Henry  Wilfred  Hatt-Cook,   well
or less damaged and deteriorated condition. Since 1911, it is recited, repeated
representations have been made to various succeeding Councils on the insufficient protection afforded by this dyke,
and, with the probability of unusually
high water this summer, the necessity is
emphasized for immediate and effective
action to obviate serious damage, public
and private. The memorial suggests
that, in such circumstances, the land
could not be assessed at the present high
figure of fl,500 per acre. The matter
���was referred to the Board of W'.irks to
report.
City Municipal Matters.
At Monday night's City Council meeting, Aid. Bryson, in correction of a press
report in regard to recent action by the
Council for the protection of the city
water supply, explained that the Council had not taken action to compel the
B.C.E.R. to complete the job of clearing submerged land around Coquitlam
Lake, but to ascertain why the company
did not finish the job.
The Council adopted the recommendation of the Water Committee that irrigation be permitted this season from 6 to
8:30 p.m. only. Irrigation permits, for
which there is no charge, must be taken
out by those desiring to irrigate, and
may be had on and after Monday next.
It was decided, on recommendation of
the Board of Works, to lay a wooden
sidewalk on the west side of Columbia
street, from Cumberland to Keary, at a
cost of $500, and also to repair the late
flood damages to Columbia street at the
Glen.
An Up to Date Laundry.
The ordinary man or woman who has
to avail himself or herself of the services
of one or other of the modern steam
laundries with which New Westminster
is provided has probably a  rather vague
killed in action at the front on May 3rd,
while with the 7th Canadian Battalion,
it is announced. He enlisted about a
year ago with the 104th Regiment, and
was sent to the front with one of the reinforcement drafts from the 47th Battalion.    He was a native of  Leeds,   Eng.
aby, and by his parents.
"Old Times" Revived.
The lecture, entitled "A Trip to Cariboo, '' given by His Honor Judge Howay,
Monday evening last, in Knox (Piesby-
terian) Church, Sapperton, under the
auspices of the Ladies' Aid of the church,
proved a most interesting and instructive ^^^^^^^^
entertainment. The lecture, which was $15,000; manufacturing their own soap
historic in its character, took the audi- and generating their own electricity on
ence from Victoria to Cariboo, via New the premises, with the aid of the big
Westminster, the Fraser, and the famous P��wer plant in the basement, that en-
old Yale-Cariboo wagon road, in the ergizes the whole institution; and em-
early sixties. It was admirably illus- ploying over thirty hands, the majority
trated by magic lantern views reproduc- ��f whom are women and girls, the Royal
ing historic characters and   scenes,   in-  City Laundry may certainly be classed as
eluding portraits of the late Sir James
Douglas, Sir Matthew Baillie Begbie, and
Hon. John Robson, and views of Victoria, New Westminster, Sapperton,
Barkerville, etc., as they were in the
old days. Rev. Mr. Thompson, pastor
of Knox Church, managed the slides
like a moving picture artist, and the
judge wove the historic-romantic setting
for the scenes out of his unrivalled store
of Britisli Columbia historical lore. Mr.
Speedy varied the proceedings with a
song. There was a good attendance,
and the appreciative audience contributed
some $14 to a collection for the work of
the Ladies' Aid.
Business and the War.
"It's a long way to Tipperary,'
assured in the popular song. In
ary circumstances, it's a long way from
New Westminster to Paris, but the distance has been spanned by so many of
our sons in the firing line "somewhere
in France" that the time or space intervening count but little. A striking illustration of how the war incidentally is
making Canada and the Old World near
neighbors was furnished by the presence
in this city, the other day, of an agent
from France, representing a new French
welding process, known lis the Castolin
Welding Process, with headquarters in
Paris. The principle of the new and improved process is the welding of metals
at a very low heat ��� cherry red���by means
of chemically varied fluxes for different
metals, with the result that crystalization
and consequent impairment of the metal
in the vicinity of the weld is obviated, in
fact, made stronger than before.
A representative of The Pacific Canadian by chance met the agent of the
above described process at the Westmin-
saer Iron Works, where he placed an
order for a plant and outfit. The interesting fact was elicited in conversation
that the agent, P. M. Pigueron, who
was in Canada for some years before the
war, arrived back in France, witb bis
wife, on a visit, just four days before the
war broke out, and, after serving in the
trenches some eight or nine months, and
putting in five months in hospital from
wounds, was back in Canada again, released from further military service.
Agencies for the Castolin Welding Process, Mr. Pigueron says, have been established iu both Montreal and Vancouver, his headquarters in Canada being
the Franco-Canadian Mercantile Co.,
Vancouver.
Hoyal City Laundry
We make a special rate
for
Family   Washing
Deliveries both ways
WHITK LABOR ONLY
Electric.   Ironing and every
modern appliance
HOYAL CITY LfJUNDHY CO.
Phone 183.      814 Royal Ave.
Mrs. Agnes Wiggin, photographer,
has removed to 513 Westminster Trust
Building, Columbia st. Child portraiture a specialty.    Phone 285.
Capt. J. P. Bilodeau is in the city,
visiting his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. O.
Bilodeau, Carnarvon street. He expects
to leave shortly on overseas service. He
is attached to No. 2 Field Ambulance
Training Depot, Montreal.
The New Westminster Retail Clerks'
Association will meet in the Council
Chamber, Citv Hall, this (Friday) evening at 8 o'clock, to hear a report of the
conference held in Victoria, Monday,
between representatives of the retail
merchants and clerks of this city, Vancouver, and Victoria, and Premier Bowser, on the question of a compnisory
half holiday.
GRANT'S
ICE CREAM
and
ICE CREAM
SODAS
are  superior
COR.   COLUMBIA ST. & BEGBIE
  and imperfect idea of just what an up to
known in this city and the Fraser Valley  date laundry is like, the  extent and cost
as a cattle' dealer   and   auctioneer,   was  of' its plant, number of hands employed,
mode of operation, etc. A casual view,
last week, of the Royal City Laundry,
whose management are more than willing to show visitors through the institution, warrants the assertion that such an
inspection is well worth while. Occupying two floors of  a   new, specially   con-
31 years of age, and is survived   by   his  structed, large, roomy and "well lighted
wife, who liyes at Highland Park, Burn-  and ventilated building on Royal avenue,
below Eighth street; equipped with the
latest machinery for every process���
washers, wringers, mangels, electric
ironers, automatic delivery driers, and
other ingenious labor saving davices too
numerous to mention, not overlooking a
machine which does the Chinese
mouth spraying act ��� representing an
investment for the machinery   alone   of
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Sapperton branch       -      373 ���
West End branch       -       650 *J>
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Three Big Stores
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one of the best appointed and   most useful and interesting of our local industries.
Citv  Market.
The weekly market to-day was marked
by a good supply in all staple lines, with
a good attendance of buyers and brisk
trading. There were no changes in
prices to note from last week. Young
chickens and young ducks were rather
short in supply, selling at ?5c and 35c
respectively. Potatoes still registered
no demand.
The   Bowser  prohibition   referendum
bill���extending time to come into  effect
we are  to July 1st, 1917, without other coinpen-
ordin-   sa tion���was expected   down   yesterday,
but did not come.
Dessert Jellies 1
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A Food for Hot Days *
"SHIRRIFF'S" in Lemon,
Orange, Strawberry,
Raspberry, Cherry,  etc.,
3 pkgs. for  25c
per doz .85c
"JELL 0" in Strawberry,
Raspberry,   Cho c o 1 a t e,
Lemon, Orange, etc.,
each      10c
KNOX SPARKLING or
ACCIDULATED GELATINE, per package... 15c
COX GELATINE, per package  15c
\ Salad Dressings f
MRS. PORTERS, at per
bottle 15c and 30c
DURKEES, at 20, 40 & 75c
PURE GOLD SALAD
POWDER, 2 pkgs. for 25c
Pudding Powders
Easy   to   make    Custard,
Chocolate, Tapioca, 2 pkgs.
for 25c
1I. IBS
LIMITED
P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN  REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering and
Blacksmithing
Manufacturers of  Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Agents for REGAL GASOLINE ENGINES
Office and  Works:
TENTH STREET
New Westminster, B. C.
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Misses and Women's Suits
and Coats 33 1-3 Discount
TheJBrightestand Best of the Sea-
son's  Models in splendid quality J
| Cloth Coats and Suits selling at a f
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J saving of 1-3 on every garment.
NEW SUITS that were $21, now $14.00
" that were $25, now $16.65
"     that were $30, now   $20.00
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NEW COATS, regular $10, now $8.00
" " regular $15, now        $10
regular $20, now   13.30
! The  Prettiest  of   New  Summer
( Dresses and Blouses in splendid as-
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Quality, Quantity and Service  is  our
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658 Clarkson Street
Opp. Court House. New Westminster
James & McClughan
PLUMBING
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HEATING
Auto Tires & Accessories
HARDWARE
New Westminster, B. C.
FRONT and SIXTH Sts.
Phone 302
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THE PACIFIC CANADIAN
New Westminister, B.C., May 19* 1916
LOCAL LEGISLATURE.
Opposition Members Criticise 111 - Designed Shipbuilding Bill - Obedient
Majority Protects the Government
Against Criminal Prosecution.
The Workmen's Compensation Bill
was before the House, in Committee of
the Whole, Monday, May 8th, Mr. Ernest Miller (Grand Forks) in charge,
though the bill is sponsored by Premier
Bowser.
Mr. Williams asked whether a boy
working in the coal mines could receivje
compensation.
Mr. Miller said any minor would be
entitled to compensation, and a subsequent section provided that the increased
earning capacity which would have come
in later years might be considered bv
the board in arriving at the average
earnings of a worker under tweutv-one
who was injured.
Mr. Williams pointed out that the bill
applied to a worker "working at an age
and in an employment permitted undet
the laws of the Province." Boys under
fifteen were prohibited from working in
or about a coal mine.
Mr. Miller said the bill did not go so
far as to cover a prohibited employment.
If there was such a statute, il should be
carried out or else amended.
Mr. Macdonald called attention to the
fact that, while farm laborers were to be
excluded from the benefits of the act, in
this Province many farm operations
were so carried on as to give a chance
of injury through blasting or the use of
donkey engines. He asked if men so
injured would come in.
Mr. Miller considered they would, as
handling explosives or operating engines. He remarked that the only argument he ever heard against the inclusion
of farm laborers was the difficulty of administration and of levying an accident
fund on the employers.
Mr. Macdonald asked if domestic servants were included as well as farm  laborers in the United  Kingdom, and Mr.
Miller replied that they were.
The Shipbuilding Bill.
R. H. Pooley (Esquimalt), resuming
the debate on Shipbuilding Bill, complimented the second member for Victoria
(Mr. Thomson) on the "full, lucid and
exhaustive" explanation of the bill, in
which he, as a business man, had handled a business proposition in a business
way. Mr. Pooley congraulated the Government upon "the most important bit
of legislation ever brought down in the
House," and for having unravelled a
difficult problem in an excellent manner.
The result of the proposals made would
be to bring back to the lumber mills the
trade stolen from them by their business
rivals to the south, and re-establish a
mercantile marine in these waters. The
business must be put on a substantial
footing. It might be contended that the
lumbermen should do for themselves
what the Government proposed to help
other people to do for them, but the
answer was that the Province was a partner in the lumber business through royalties.
It was practically impossible, Mr.
Pooley said, to start the building of
steel ships to-day. The mills were busy
making munitions and had not time to
make or deliver plates. What should
be done was to start with wooden ships,
and the building of steel vessels would
follow quickly.
A. H. B. Macgowan (Vancouver) also
looked upon this as one of the most important bills ever introduced in the
House, because of the necessity at the
moment. That a great maritime province should be going down steadily in
its exports and its general shipping
business, was a shocking thing. He
was not sure how the bill would work
���out, but anyway it was an attempt to do
something, and in committee it could be
improved. The great increase in marine
rates had drawn away shipping from
these ports.
Brewster on the Bill.
Mr. Brewster, Liberal leader, moved
the adjournment of the debate, and,
when the House resumed next day,
Tuesday, May 9, gave an able and statesmanlike exposition of the subject and
criticism of the Government proposals in
the bill, from the standpoint of a man
thoroughly familiar with the shipping
industry and havtng a knowledge of the
lumber industry and the causes of its
depressed condition al the present time.
As the question is one of the most vita!
importance, industrially and financially,
to the people of Britisli Columbia, at this
time, and Mr. Brewster dealt with it in
���A characteristically thorough and informing manner, we reproduce his remarks
rather fully on another page. They
will well repay careful persual, especially
in view of the serious condition with
which the Province is now faced in having, on top of other heavy financial burdens and deficits, to meet the enormous
defaulted sums for interest, growing out
of the Government's reckless railway
guarantee policy.
Michael Manson (Comox' lookud to
the provision of tonnage ou the sea lo
save the Province from having to pay
guarantees of interest on the railways,
bringing traffic to these wliich would enable them to pay the interest themselves
A sound shipbuilding policy would do
more than anything else to make the
railways pay.
Parker Williams' Views.
Mr. Williams was of opinion that, as
the promises regarding railway guarantees made in 1910 were misleading the
same might be expected in regard to a. y
shipbuilding guarantee promises. He
saw promises and guarantees in two-year
Cycles���1910, 1912 and 1914 for railways,
1916 for shipbuilding and heaven knew
what for 1918 if the Bowser Government
stayed where it was. Members on the
other side could see a great market for
our lumber if we had the ships. Where
did the lumber come from now.? Did
anybody fancy that the world was waiting for it, going without because British
Columbia did not send? lt was being
shipped from Washington and other
Amercan points The member for Comox expected that if we had ships we
would al once get, this trade, but history
showed that always when a  trade  rival
entered the field those who had the
business put up a stiff fight to hold it.
As to the European market, he also differed from the members opposite. The
rebuilding of the towns and cities of
Belgium, France and Poland would not
commence the day after war closed from
a great reserve fund, but would have to
be carried on slowly from year, to year
out of the wealth accumulated bv the
work of the people day after day. The
wonders in a trade line whicli were to
follow the war were about as hopeless a
fiction as anyone ever hugged to their
bosom.
An Ill-Designed Measure.
At the session of Wednesday, May 10,
M/A. Macdonald (Vancouver), who hail
moved the adjournment of the debate at
the previous sitting, resumed the discussion on the second reading of the Shipbuilding Hill, wliich he pointed out did'
not meet the views of any of those who
were supposed to be benefitted by it. It
would not help the lumbermen, he said,
nor meet their needs, and it was just as
little use to the shipbuilding plants in
existence, which would not receive any
aid, while speculative concerns could be
started up and get the full extent of the
assistance whicli the Government proposed to give towards the establishment
of plants Hence, Mr. Macdonald concluded, the suggestion put forward by
the leader of the Opposition should receive the serious attention of the House;
that is, that the Government should lend
the assistance and credit of the Province
to the lumbermen to enable them to obtain necessary facilities for shipping their
products abroad; If the Government
advanced its credit to the lumbermen it
would have ample security, because the
lumbermen have other assets upon which
security could be taken, but as the bill
stood there was not ample security. Instead of the Government's proposals, a
beginning should be made along safe
and Sane lines with the aim of providing
tonnage to carry lumber.
The second reading was carried.
Lively Tilt re Nurse's Bill.
The Nurses' Bill was taken up in committee once more, and a move was made
to reconsider the amendment which Dr.
Young had placed in the bill when last
under discussion, placing the by-laws
and regulations of the proposed association under control of the doctors.
Dr. Young strenuously opposed going
back upon what bad been done. He declared himself in favor of the bill,, but
told the House the medical profession
must be left in control of the nursing
profession. He paid all honor to gpqd
nurses, but reminded the House that it
was the doctor who was responsible for
the patient. He said he could give instances where nurses had left cases and
endangered the lives of patients.
II. II. Watson (Vancouver), who is in
charge of the bill, did not think that
Dr. Young, not having practiced for
many years, was au fait with what the
.profession desired.
Dr. Young retorted that a man need
not be in active practice in any profession to have a lively interest in it, and
to be thoroughly au fait with it and its
needs. Whatever feeling existed in Victoria and elsewhere against nurses was
due to the actions of a number of irresponsible nurses.
The Premier supported the proposal
to reconsider the section.
Mr. WiHjanis contended that nurses
were an adjunct to the medical profession, and tfre (loctors should have a word
in the framing of their rules apef standards . s
Mr. Watsoii held that the presence of
two doctors on the Council of the Association was sufficient guarantee to that
profession that the nurses belonging to
it would lie competent and that any misdemeanors would be punished.
A vote was taken-, and resulted in 19
iu favor of reconsidering Dr. Young's
amendment, and 9 against.
A large part of the time of the House
in the session of Thursday, May 11, was
taken up in committee on the Nurse's
Bill, during wliich the genial H. H.
Watsoii (Vancouber), who has the bill
in charge, received a severe castigation
from Dr. Young, for not "observing the
amenities of debate," the aforesaid Vancouver member having had the bad taste
to suggest that Dr. Young had not kept
up to date in the medical profession.
Bowser Takes Sanctury.
The sitting of Friday, May 12, was
made memorable by the introduction by-
Mr, Brewster, liberal leader, of his resolution calling upon the House to declare
that the facts set forth in the preamble���
showing the Government to have committed an offence under the Criminal
Code in illegally paying over to the P.
G. E. Co. all the guaranteed moneys,
when only a portion of the work had
���been done ���"be laid before His Majesty's
Attorney-General, with a direction that
every person concerned in. the offences
aforesaid be forthwith prosecuted according to law."
In support of his resolution, Mr.
Brewster briefly reviewed the history of
this piece of McBride-Bowser railway
legislation and made a telling arraignment of the Administration in having
illegally paid the P.(I.E. Co. an excess
of some #6,753 000.
Mr. Bowser sidestepped in the mean'-
. time by moving the adjournment of the
debate. When the House resumed on
Monday, May 15, the Premier and Attorney-General, like the German Chancellor in regard to the violation of Belgium, admitted he had done wrong���in
his own euphemistic expression, had
not "hewn strictly to the line"���but,
like his Hun exemplar again, pleaded
justification in the circumstances that
the contractors were broke and would
have gone into bankruptcy, and the
Province having reached the "soup
kitchen stage," large relief work was
needed, so the Government put up the
money.
The obedient House, of course, at the
word, protected "His Majesty's Attorney-
General" from the necessity of instituting criminal proceedings against himself
by voting down Mr.', Brewster's resolution���the full Government vote against
the four Oppositionists.
Mr. Brewster moved, later iu the sitting, for a Roval Commission of judges
to investigate P.G.E. matters.
Buy Your Groceries
at the Model
Goods Reasonably Priced
Prompt Delivery Service
Fine Table Butter, 2 lbs 75c
Pure Leaf Lard, 3s, special...50c
Royal Standard Flour, 49-lb.
bag ��� $1.75
New Laid Kggs, dozen 30c
Marmalade, 4-lb.  tins 55c
Snider's Catsup;  best ou the
market, per bottle 25c
Molasses, special, per tin 10c
Assorted Biscuits, per lb 20c
M. & J. Coffee will please you;
per lb ; 40c
Porridge Wheat, per pkg 15c
Roger's Syrup, large jars 25c
M. & J. Teas; specially blended
and packed by us���
Choke Blend,  per lb 35c
M. & J. Blend, per lb 40c
Our Best Blend,  per lb 50c
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
308 Sixth St. Phone 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2nd St. Phone .598
Edmonds, Gray Block     Phqne 1U1L
Sapperton, Guhr Block     Phone 1012
Screen Doors
$1.50 to $3.00
SCREEN    WINDOWS
25c lo 60c
Black  aud   Galvanized Wire
Cloth, 18 in. to 48 in. in width
V FLY SWATTERS
5c, 10c and 15c
GARDEN HOSE,  8c to 18c
per foot
T. J. TRAPP & CO., Ltd.
Phones:
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Machinery  and   Auto  Dept.   691
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Our  Companies'   Assets Exceed $650,000,000
See Us for Rates
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Phone 498 Box 801
Room 1, Hart Block
New  Westminster,  B. C.
White Wash Skirts
$1.35 to $4.00
Skirts in materials which are always in demand  for  Summer wear
���Indian Head, Pique, Repp, Bedford Cord; made up in attractive
styles; plain wide flares; full sizes;   nicely trimmed   in   most   instances with buttons and patch pockets, girdle belts, etc.���
Kach $135 TO $4.00
Cream Corduroy Skirts
$7.75 Each
Heavy Cream Corduroy;  made up,in flare style with patch pockets
and girdle belts.    Splendid Summer Skirts.     Each 7-75
Special Out-size Wash Skirts
In Pique and Repp Waists;  28 to 34;    plain   flare   skirts with   or
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SPRING SNAPS
Solid Oak Dining
Suite
Complete, consisting of nice
large Buflet, 6-ft. Extension
Table, Set of Diners. Genuine Leather, Pad Seats.
Worth $75. For
$59.00
Full Size Iron Bed, with
Spring and Mattress $7.50
1 Only Brass Bed, with Soring
and Restmore Mattress $29
1 Only Solid Quartered Oak
Dresser   Oval Mirror.     Was
Fulton Famous Go-Cart & Sulkies
Go-Cart,    Special,       -       6.90
$25.    For
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Are the best.   Get our prices.
Curtaining goods at "before
the rise" prices.   Scrims with
colored border, 12 1-2. 2 yds.'
for - 25e
Bungalow Nets at     -     4Qc
$15    Sulkies from
2.25
Childs High Chairs, Babies Cribs
and Mattresses.
Carpets Vacuum Cleaned. Save
work and worry. We have two
machines.    Phone for rates.
We pack Furniture and attentj to
shipping of same. Estimate* gladly given. Patronize your own
town or move out.
Reliable Furniture Co.
Cor. 6th and Carnarvon Sts.
Phone 588
Water Notice.
(Diversion and Use)
TAKE NOTICE that Isabella W. Irwin, whose address is R.R. No. I, New
Westminster, B. C,, will apply for a license to take and use one l(alf cubic foot
per second of water out of an unnamed
stream flowing out of ft spring on Lot 17,
D, Lots 3, 45, 108, Op. I, N.W.D.,
wliich flows southerly and drains into
Brunette Creek. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point on
Blue Mountain road where it leaves Lot
17, and will be used for domestic purposes upon the land described as N, 1-2
Lot 44, D. Lots 3, 45, 108, Gp. I., N.
W.D. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 24th day of April, 1916,
A copy of this notice and an application
pursuant thereto audio the "Water Act,
1914" will be filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at New Westminster,
British Columbia.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the said Water Recorder, or
witli the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings; Victoria, B. C.,
within thirty drys after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is May 5, 1916.
I.  W. IRWIN
per J. W. Irwin,
Agent.
EDISON
Friday   and 'Saturday,
May 19th and 20th
The Famous Plaver Special Feature
"An Alien"
Starring George Beban
A wonderful film adaptation of his well known vehicle
"The Sign of the Rose" in 9 heart-gripping reels
The play that makes dimples to catch the tears !    It
took New York by storm and has played  indefinite
engagements everywhere at legitimate
theatre prices
Afternoon   and   Evening   15c
COMING
MONDAY & TUESDAY
Charles Chaplin
In the Big 4 Part Special
"CARMEN"

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