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Weekly News Digest and Journal of   Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
NEW WESTMINSTER, B. C, FRIDAY, Nov. 17,   1916.
Number 37
The outlook for a general election apparently not
looking good to the Government at Ottawa, after the
non-oolitical "surveys" (to quote our Mr. Bowser)
that Ministers have been making throughout Canada,
and especially through the West, for the past two
months, we have it given out now semi-officially from
the Federal capital that it has been decided to ask, at
the forthcoming session, for another extension of Par-
liament-the year's extension already granted expiring
on the 7th of October next.
With the signal reverses sustained by Provincial
Conservative parties from Atlantic to Pacific during
the past twelve months, and mutterings of revolt both
loud and deep from its own party followers East and
West, we do not wonder that the Ottawa Government
should seek another extension of the Parliamentary
term; but why should the Liberal party consent to
any more tinkering with the life of Parliament, for
purely political exigencies, whatever the pretext, when
there is not the slightest doubt that the Minister of
Elections and the Minister of Militia and Munitions
Profits would not hesitate a moment to plunge the
country into a general election, if they thought thev
could grab another term of power thereby. In fart,
it is well known that they have been ready at any time
within a year and more to spring an election if and
when it could be figured out to be politically profitable,
and have foreborne because the political "probs" did
not appear favorable.
The war has reached a stage now, so far as human
foresight can go, when a reasonable degree of certainty has supervened to the first long period of readjustment and unrest, and of doubt to a certain extent as to how and when the great struggle might end.
Misconceptions and miscalculations have been gradually resolved, and the Empire, of which Canada is a
part, has settled down to its gait, in the full confidence
that there can be but one- ending to the war, but that
that end can only be achieved by a continued co-operation of all the Allied forces in maintaining steady and
unremitting pressure on all fronts. Canada's contribution to this end, in men and maintenance of her
forces in the field, must and will be kept up. That is
not a party question at all. Both parties are a unit in
that determination, though, truth to tell, recruiting
has measurably broken down of late, under the management or mismanagement (attributable to some extent to the injection of two much partisanship into
even military matters) by the present Government,
which is one reason why a change would be salutary
rather than otherwise.
Then there is the question, coming to be paramount
the longer the financial strain of the war lasts, in Canada as well as throughout the Empire as a whole, 4the
question of wise and economical administration and
the devising of statesmanlike reconstructive and recur
perative measures, enabling the country to sustain her
share of the struggle while it lasts and tp prepare
withput any unnecessary loss of time to cope with the
Insistent and already beginning to be pressing after-
the*war problems. This great patriotic work must,
for the remainder of the contest, progress pari passu
with the prosecution of the war. As Cicero has said,
"An army abroad is of little use unless there are prudent counsels at home." There is much room for a
more prudent and wise statesmanship at home than
we have been furnished with at Ottawa, and there }s
no good reason for Canada withholding her hand any
longer frpm this equally necessary and patriotic work
with that of pushing more vigorously than ever her
direct contribution in men and money to the prosecution and completion of the war-
The local Trades and Labor Council, last week, endorsed the stand taken by the larger Vancouver body
against the admission of Chinese students into Canada
���that is, their exemption from the $500 per capita ad-
^ mission fee. The matter was brought up by the suggestion of the Canadian trade commissioner at Shanghai that the regulations governing the admissipp of
ChinJBe students to Canada be relaxed.
Information has been received by the Government,
says a late Ottawa despatch, pointing to the serious
position in which the women and families of Canadian
soldiers who have gone to live in England during the
war may find themselves, The transportation problem, it is pointed out, is already sufficiently acute, and,
when it is considered what a large amount of shipping
will be needed to bring the troops back to Canada, the
difficulty of providing for the return of the wives and
their families may be appreciated. It is strq.-igly urged
by the Government that all who rnav be contemplating
going to Engjand should seriously consider the quest/on, as it may well prpye to be pne of great embarrassment to them-
With Canada's 500,000 contribution of men for Empire service at the front, promised by Premier Borden,
still considerably more than 100,000 short of fulfillment, and Canadian casualties, not counting prisoners
in the hands of Germans, no less than 60,000, recruiting in Canada would appear to have slowed down to a
rate hardly sufficient to maintain the wastage of war,
to say nothing of increasing the Dominion's strength
on the firing line. This, with the supreme crisis of
the great struggle in which we have a vital interest
not yet reached. It is hardly to be wondered at, in
such circumstances, that the most serious minded are
actually talking of and advocating some form of conscription or universal national service in Canada, where
the voluntary method, as administered, would seem to
have measurably broken down.
Regrettable as it may be that upon this or anv generation within the British Empire, by aims and ideals
devoted to peaceful development, should have fallen,
all unsought, this last terrible test of patriotic devotion and endurance���a war to the death !���still the ordeal is upon us. As an Empire, as a Dominion, as a
Province, as individuals, we can not, dare not, ignore
or shirk it. We could not as Britishers, conscientiously or self respectingly, have done other than our
spokesman and representative in the world-wide British hegemony, Great Britain, did, when, on August 4,
1914, all unprepared as she was, she threw down the
gage of battle to the Brutal Barbarian of Europe, in
defence of Right against Might, for the maintenance
of all that is best and most sacred in the Christian
civilization of the centuries against a recrudescence of
centuries-old, blood-thirsty Paganism. With Great
Britain and her noble Allies in this fierce, unrelenting,
unavoidable struggle between two absolutely irreconcilable and uncompromising ideals and array of forces,
heart and soul, as we are, we must be with them in
bodily presence, in man-power, and money-power as
well, to the end. We cannot blench or weaken from
the fray. Rather must we gird up our loins to a
stronger and more determined resistance and offensive
as the crisis approaches. To allow effort to relax now
would be fatal, just perhaps at ths critical time, months
Such being the case, it behooves us to persistently
probe the present disquieting and really discreditable
situation in Canada with regard to furnishing our share
-ourvoluntarily promised and pledged contribution
even���of the man-power required to carry on and bring
to a conclusive, successful issue the tremendous contest on the outcome of which hang the destinies not
only of our own Empire but the civilized world as a
whole. We should ascertain, if possible, whether the
voluntary system, which has stemed best suited to the
genius of the race, has necessarily failed, or whether
that apparent failure is due to faults and defects of
administration, or to the blight and offence of partisanship in the hands of the military authorities at Ottawa and their subordinates, of which, unfortunately,
too many evidences have been manifested. The West
generally, and British Columbia particularly, it is
true, have contributed nearly if not quite their full
quota to the promised half a million from Canada; but
there is no necessity for stopping there, while more
qualified men are available. Rather, the demand is
cqntinually for more men, and yet more. And the
East, Quebec perhaps more than any other Province,
is yet considerably short of furnishing its share of
Canada's promised contribution,
Right here it Is pertinent to inquire how far ineptitude, lack of tact, coarse and blundering methods, if
not worse���measures dictated solely from the point of
view of supposed political and party advantage���may
not be largely responsible for the comparative failure
of recruiting in Quebec, for instance, as well as generally speaking. Quebec Province has furnished, as
we know, some of the very best fighting men at the
front. The quality is all right. Only the quantity
falls short. An observant and incisive Ottawa press
correspondent probably comes very near putting his
finger on the weak spot, in these strictures ; "Complaint is made by good Conservatives in Quebec that
the Government used the most blundering methods in
that Province. The mistakes almost appear as if they
were made on purpose. The idea seems to be to make
recruiting in Quebec as awkward as possible. What
Government, these critics ask, that was really in earn'
est about recruiting in Quebec, would send there recruiting officers who cannot speak the English language? How much chance would recruiting missionaries
have in Toronto if they talked to the people only in
French? Similarly, how is the recruiting officer to
catch the habitant if he can't hand it to him in his
mother tongue? The place and time to catch Jean
B^ptisfe is the ohurch steps on Sunday morning after
eleven o'clock mass,   Hu la then in a receptive mood
The Trail (Kootenay) News, commenting, last
week, on the fact that all the Provincial election returns were at last in, and that they showed the Liberals to have all but ten in a House of forty-seven, concluded with this pious ejaculation: "Now let Mr.
Brewster get down to work as soon as possible, and
help.make this a better and mightier British Columbia." "Let Mr. Brewster get down to work as soon
as possible," is good, in face of the fact that Mr. Bowser is straining the spirit of the constitution at least,
and the patience of the people, by continuing to run
the machinery of government as long as possible after
the people have emphatically declared him unfit for
the job.
At a largely attended meeting held last week in
Toronto, under the auspices of the Army and Navy
Board of the Methodist Church, to endorse an appeal
to all Methodists to give their utmost support to the
appeal for men, Rev. S. D. Chown, General Superintendent of the church, evoked applause by a straightforward endorsement of conscription. He said:
' 'While at the beginning of the war nobody could have
persuaded me that I would ever favor conscription aa
a national necessity, I have swung round to the idea.
I believe it to be the fairest principle that could be
established. While it is a morally great thing that our
young men should go to the front as freely enlisted men,
I am convinced that it is the righteous will of the Government that conscription should be imposed in the
interests of humanity." Sir Sam Hughes said that he
did not think conscription would be needed, but, if by
spring the needed number of men had not come forward, then it would have to be imposed.
Two optimistic views of the war from the point of
view of the Allies were recently published. The first
was a quotation from a speech made at the Lord
Mayor's banquet, on the 9th inst., by no less an authority, than Field Marshall Viscount French, who
said : "It seems that the contest is approaching a climax to come either now or in the spring. We must
remember, however, that a climax and an end are not
necessarily the same things." The second opinion was
expressed by Gen. Alexis Brusiloff, speaking to a British correspondent at Russian headquarters, Brusiloff
said: "The war is won to-day. It is merely a question of speculation as to how much longer it will be
before the enemy is convinced that their cause is irretrievably lost." The general added that he spoke
with authority in declaring that the whole of Russia,
from the Emperor to the humblest soldier, was determined to protect, help and support Roumania in every
possible way. "Russia will see," he said, "that our
brave little ally does not suffer for espousing the cause
of the Allies."
and the good cure has told him his duty. But you
can't catch him if you address him in a language he
don't understand. Good Quebecers also say that it
would help a lot if Henri Bourassa's seditious newspapers were muzzled, or suppressed, by a Government
which has been quite active in censoring the press in
every quarter except where it was needed; but Le Devoir, which goes on making a stench right under the
official nose, goes untouched. The inference is that
Mr. Bourassa has strong friends at Ottawa. He has
���some of them in the Cabinet."
The "unholy alliance" between the professed ultra-loyalist Conservatives and the extremist of the extreme Quebec Nationalists, represented by such men
as Bourassa, Lavergne, Patenaude, etal., which was
entered into by Messrs. Borden, Foster, White & Co.,
in 1911, for the purpose of winning the Dominion general election of that year, with one cry in Ontario--
"Laurier is too French!"���and its counterpart in
Quebec���"Laurier is too British !"���now, like the dead
hand, palsies and paralyses that incongruous combination at Ottawa in dealing honestly and effectively with
the vital question of recruiting throughout Canada.
Political exigencies even compel it, apparently, to go
to the criminal length of continuing to misrepresent
one section and race of Canada to the other ���openly
denouncing one and its splendid and illustrious representative as disloyal, while secretly abetting, through
its representatives in the Cabinet, the really disloyal
and incendiary activities in Quebec of the Bourassa
faction of fire-brands and irreconcilables. When to
this is added the continual exhibition of the cloven
hoof of politics in connection with military matters, it
is, perhaps, hardly to be wondered at that recruiting
should have come to a standstill. But it cannot be
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It has not been unknown for some time that there
have been rumbling seismic disturbances deep down
in the bowels of the Borden Government, so to speak,
whereof Canada's redoubtable War Minister, Sir Sam
Hughes, was the irritant cause, that were liable to
erupt at any time and hurt somebody. The travail
culminated (at least its results became public) the
other day-to be exact, on the fateful thirteenth of
November, a month notable for gunpowder plots in
the violent eructation of the martial figure of Lieuten-
ant-General the Hon. Sir Sam Hughes, boots, spurs,
sword, epaulettes and all, from the Borden Cabinet.
The violence was not physical, of course; but Sir Robert Borden, in measured terms, requested Sir Sam's
resignation, and Sir Sam, as much in sorrow as in
anger, replied (after a very long preamble of self-
justification) : "I, therefore, most unhesitatingly tender you my resignation, to take effect as soon as I can
remove my belongings from the Department, of which
I shall give you prompt notice."
The immediate cause of the ebulition or explosion
that left Sir Sam sitting on the outside, rubbing the
sore spots, and the Borden Government feeling better,
was a saucy letter written by the War Minister to his
chief, of date Nov. 1st instant, in which, on matters
in controversy, he came very near giving the ' 'lie direct" to the Prime Minister "Sir Robert." said Sir
Sam, "nobody knows better than you this statement
is incorrect." And again, coupling Sir George Perley,
Acting High Commissioner at London (for whom Sir
Sam evidently has no love) with the Premier, Sir Sam
says: "May I be permitted to say that both of you
know that to be to the contrary." One cannot but
admire the restraint of the Premier in waiting nine
davs before deliberately exploding with a letter practically of dismissal of his recalcitrant Minister, of
which the following is the concluding paragraph:
"But more than that, your letter is couched in such
terms that I cannot overlook or excuse it. I take
strong exceptions not only to statements which it contains, but to its general character and tone. You must
surely realize that I cannot retain in the Government
a colleague who has addressed to me such a communication. I regret that you have imposed upon me the
disagreeable duty of requesting your resignation as
Minister of Militia and Defence."
Apart from the immediate provocation which
brought Borden as "the bouncer" into play, the gravamen of the long-standing complaints against Sir
Sam Hughes as Minister of Militia in the Borden Government is outlined in the following extracts from the
Prime Minister's letter above referred to: "Under
conditions which at times were very trying, and which
gave me great concern, I have done my utmost to support you in the administration of your department.
This has been very difficult by reason of your tendency
to assume powers which .you do not possess and which
can only be exercised by the Governor-in-Council.
* * * You seemed actuated by a desire and even
an intention to administer your department as if it
were a distinct and separate government in itself. On
many occasions, but without much result, I have cautioned you against this course, which has frequently
led to well-founded protest from your colleagues, as
well as a detriment to the public interest."
Sic transit gloria mundi! Which being liberally
interpreted is, So passes Sir Sam Hughes! A picturesque and vigorous, but inordinately egotistical and
ungovernable, character. Impossible except in the
role of a militarist kaiser, and lacking the discretion
and balance, if he admittedly possesses the "driving
power" and assurance for the part���which, it is hardly necessary to observe, is entirely incompatible with
democratic institutions. In passing, Sir Sam, besides
insinuating that Sir Robert has a "softness" of manner that is weakness compared with his own brusque
and masterful style, sped this Parthian arrow at his
chief, disclosing party if not Cabinet secrets, and
adding a sting to the parting: "Recently, I hear, on
excellent authority, that you had it in contemplation
for some time to retire to the Supreme Court of Canada by arrangement with the present incumbent of
the Chief Justiceship, and hand over the Premiership
to another, under whom it is well known I would not
serve. Surely you could not be a party to any such
manipulation, but would face the electors and stand
or fall by the result." "I. therefore," with delightful consistency, Sir Sam goes on, "most unhesitatingly
tender you my resignation," etc.
Frederick Palmer writes from the British headquarters in France : One of the results of the presence of the British army in France is that a good many
British soldiers will take French wives home with
them. The difference in language, far from being a
bar, is an accessory. Mr. Atkins teaches Miss France
English and Miss France teaches Mr. Atkins French.
There is plenty of leisure for the courtship to develop.
I requently British battalions remain in the same sec-
ti>ns for month on end. When the men have done
their shift in the trenches, they return "in rest" as
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the saying goes, to the same villages where they were
befqre. Usually they have quarters in French houses,
in a sense they become members of the community.
With the French men folk away, Mr. Atkins lends a
hand with any heavy work that requires a man's
strength. Only to-day the correspondent saw a British soldier driving a harrow. A feminine hand does
some cooking or sewing for him in return The romantic atmosphere is not lacking. When the Briton
says "au revoir" to his sweetheart and starts for the
trenches he may never come back and he is going to
fight for France. On Sunday afternoon the girls are
out in their oest frocks, as they are everywhere else in
the world, and walking with them along the roads and
lanes are men in khaki. Their conversation is a mixture of French and English, It is not romance alone
that leads the Briton to marry in France. He has
learned to admire the thrift and cleverness of the
French woman and her industry in taking the place of
her fathers and brothers who are at the front,
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Friday and Saturday
A play of the City and a Girl who went Right
Monday and Tuesday
"The Making of Madeline"
A Review of the 47th, 121st and the
Vernon Military Camp just before the
departure of the 131st for the front.
These Pictures are being shown under
auspices of the Admiral Arbuthnot
Chapter of the I. O. D. E.
6-Piece Orchestra
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Ww Westminster, B.C.,  Nov. 17, 1916
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onations to   the   local   Prisoners   of
Fund for last week   totalled $60.05.
The girls of the Wide Awake Club will
present the operetta "The Japanese
Girl" in St. Andrew's lecture hall, this
(Friday) evening, under the direction of
Mrs. F. C. Fisher.
Private cables were received, Monday,
announcing the safe arrival in England
of the 131st Battalion Westminster Fusiliers, with Lieut.-Col. J. D. Taylor as
officer in command.
Receipts by the local prisoners of war
committee from January to September
of this year inclusive amount to $2,099.-
25, while the disbursements were $904.48,
leaving a cash balance on hand of
���Two former New Westmiuster people
were married in Victoria on Saturday.
They were Mr. James Stott, B Sc., of
Vancouver, and Miss Florence Anita
Nevin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. B.
Nevin, of Ocean Falls.
Dr. Sidney C. Dyke, B. A., Rhodes
scholar a few years ago from British
Columbia, is medical officer with a British battery on the Somme front. He is
well known in this city, where he was
engaged in newspaper work at one time.
Sir Alexander and Lady Bertram, of
Montreal, who are on a visit to the
Pacific coast, have been the guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Cunningham, Fifth
street. Sir Alexander Bertram is chair,
man of the Canadian Shell Commission.
The Tillicums and the Y.W.C.A. basketball teams will play the opening fixture in the Girls' City Basketball League
in the Y.M.C.A. gymnasium, next Saturday evening, to be followed by the
High School girls and the Baptists.
Lieut. R. S. Stronach, well-known in
New Westminster, has been wounded in
action at the front. He filled the position of supervising engineer for the Dominion Government at Coquitlam Lake
during the construction of the dam of
the Vancouver Power Co., which was
completed in 1912.
Mr. F. W. Anderson, Liberal member-
elect for Kamloops, has moved his family
to this city and will spend the greater
part of the winter here, residing at IS
Sixth avenue. Last Friday evening, Mr
Anderson was the guest of honor at a
banquet given in Kamloops by his constituents to celebrate his victory.
A meeting of those favoring the maintenance of the Presbyterian Church in
Canada regardless of the church union
movement was held in St. Andrew's
lecture room, Thursday (last) evening.
Addresses were delivered by Rev. Dr.
Fraser and Rev. R. G. MacBeth, of Vancouver, and others.
A verdict of accidental death was returned by a coroner's jury empannelled,
Monday, to enquire into the circumstances surrounding the death of Joseph
Parent, who was killed by a fall at Fraser
Mills, on Saturday. The unfortunate
young man slipped while he was oiling a
conveyor, sixty feet in the air, and fell
nn a-concrete pillar.
According to a wire received by friends
in this city from Ottawa, last week,
Sergt. John E. Patoii, who was recently'
reported as wounded and missing, is now
unofficially reported to be a prisoner of
war in Germany. Sergt. Paton went
overseas with a draft from the 47th Battalion. Before enlisting, he was on the
staff of the Brunette Saw Mills Co., iu
The donation of Mr. James Cunningham of a site for a new Y. W. C. A,
building has been accepted by the directors, but no plans haye been made as yet
for the new building. The property in
question is on Agnes street. The membership of the y. W. C. A. is growing
rapidly, and there are sixty girls and
women enrolled for gymnasium classes
in the Y.W.C.A, gym two nights per
An additional honor roll of Queen's
Avenue Methodist Church was unveiled
at the evening service, last Sunday, by
Lieut.-Col, F. H. Cunningham, officer
commanding the 104th Regiment, assisted by Lieut.-Col. McKay, O. C. of the
225th Battalion. Tlie complete honor
roll of the church now contains eighty-
six names, and among those on the list
who have been killed in action is Francis Cunningham, one of the three sons of
Lieut.-Col. Cunningham, who are now
Pte. James Ward Wilson, son of Mr.
H. A. Wilson, of this city, was severely
wounded, last month, while acting as
stretcher bearer. A piece of shell casing
struck him on the back of the head a
glancing blow. Particulars of the easily
ally are contained in a letter received by
Mr. Wilson from Lieut. A. B, Jackson,
signalling officer of the 54th Battalion,
Tlie wound is a severe one, but Pte.
Wilson, the letter says, is receiving the
best of care and it is hoped that he will
Plans for the improvement of the road
leading from ��ort Moody to loco were
discuss��i>iPW result of an inspection
trip made by Mr. John Oliver, M.L.A.
[or Dewdney, and Mr. R. Bonson, Government Road Superintendent, on Monday. The Imperial Oil Co, at loco have
invented nearly two million dollars in
their plant and property there, and give
employment to over_300 men, and it is
urged that good road connection with
Port Moody is a necessity.
A recent letter received in this city
from M. Gordon Thompson announces
that his brother, Councillor Roland F.
C. Thompson, of Pitt Meadows, was
ki led in action, some time last September. The two brothers, the letter states,
charged a German trench together, and
got through safely, but (Jordon wai
sl'Qtly after moved off to the right, and
did not see his brother again, and supposes him to have been killed by a tier-
man sniper. The late councillor was a
veteran of the South African war, a native of Ireland, between 35 and 40 years
of a ;e, and unmarried.
On Monday and Tuesday next, "The
Come Back," a startling picture of outdoor life, will be  the attraction   in   the
Royal Theatre, under the auspices of Edwin Eastman Chapter, I. O. D. E., for
the benefit of the patriotic funds. The
proprietor and manager of the Royal,
Mr. J. H. Boehner, announces that his
house will be available, on notice being
given him in advance, any Monday and
Tuesday for patriotic benefit purposes ���
all expenses to be borne by the management and 25 per cent, of the gross receipts to go to the association or chapter
taking the theatre for those nights.
Sentenced to be Hanged.
The last criminal case in the fall assize,
in this city���that of Frank Jones, an Indian, charged with the murder of Gus
Hall, at Popcum, on Oct. 7th last���was
tried last week before Mr. Justice Mur-
phv and a jury, beginning on Tuesday,
the 7th inst., and not concluding until
Saturday afternoon at 5:30, when the
jury brought in a verdict of guilty. Mr.
W. G. McQuarrie was crown prosecutor
and Mr. W F. Hansford was assigned
to the defense.
The evidence showed that Jones,
sleeping in an Indian shack at Popcum,
along with his wife and a Chinaman
named Hop Lee, had left the shack some
time during the night of the 7th, taking
his rifle with him, and had walked about
200 yards to the shack of Gus Hall, an
elderly man with whom he had been associating, and had shot him twice
through the body while the victim was
asleep and drunk.
The jury came to their verdict of
wilful murder after being out a little
over an hour. The judge sentenced the
convicted murderer to be hanged on
Jan. 17th next, the doomed man giving
uo sign of emotion throughout the
Plunged to Death.
A deplorable tragedy occurred, about
7 o'clock Saturday evening last, whe a
Ladner-Vancouver auto ��� stage, with a
full load of passengers, Vancouver
bound, crashed through the padlocked
gates of the open draw on the Fraser
avenue North Arm bridge, and plunged
into the icy waters of the Fraser.
Of the twelve or thirteen passengers
including the driver, Mr. Geo. C, Smith,
only three were rescued alive after the
fatal plunge���Thos. Shortreed, a contractor, of Edmonds; Harry Hutchinson,
of Vancouver; and Muriel Evans, aged
six, whose sister, Lorna, aged seven, and
her mother, wife of Mr. A. W. Evans,
of North Vancouver, were afterwards
taken from the water, dead, fn addition
to the bodies of Mrs. Evans and little
Lorna, seven more were afterwards recovered, making nine bodios iu all, the
seven others being: Geo. C. Smith, the
driver, South Vancouver; John Marshall,
mgr. Food Products Co,, Ladner; W. H.
Walker, engineer of the same company;
Frank Keen, salesman for Fletcher
Bros., Vancouber; Kenneth Ritchie,
butcher, Ladner; Arno Wilcox, Ladner,
and an unidentified Chinaman. It was
thought possible there might be another, uurecovered.
The bridge tender. Thos. Dodson, who,
with his daughter, witnessed the accident, testified that his red signal lights,
showing an open draw, were in position,
and that in addition he swung a lantern
and tried lo arrest the on-coming motor,
which was going at an awful speed, however, and smashed through everything
and into the river.
Liberal Women Organize.;
The New Westminster Liberal Women's Association was organized at a well
attended meeting in the Liberal Club
rooms, Monday evening. The new association will work along educational
lines, and monthly meetings will beheld
throughout the winter. The Liberal
women of Burnaby will be invited to
join this organization. The officers elected Monday evening will prepare a constitution for submission at the next
meeting, on December 11. The officers
are: Honorary president, Mr. David
Whiteside; president, Mrs. J. R. Gilley;
vice-president, Mrs. George B. Cross;
secretary-treasurer, Mrs. Will. McAdam.
The People's   |
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$  Main Store     -
X Sapperton branch
X West End branch
193 and 194
Three Big Stores
of  Plenty
The Naval Appeal.
Capt. the Hon. Rupert Guinness and
Lady Gwendolen Guinness, who, last
week, spoke in Vancouver in pursuance
of his mission to secure 5,000 men in
Canada for the Imperial navy, addressed
a meeting on the same subject, in the
Board of Trade rooms, this city, on Tuesday afternoon last. Of the total of 5,000
men required (not necessarily trained
seamen, it was mentioned, but any man
of good physeque and ordinary intelligence for whom the sea has a call), 2,000
are wanted before the end of the year,
and the balance at the rate of three or
four hundred a month. What the navy
in the way of protection means to the
women of the Empire was particularly
dealt with by Lady Guinness.
Following the eloquent and stirring
addresses, Lieut. - Col. Cunninghani;
Judge Bole and Mr. T. J. Trapp spoke
briefly and appreciatively in support of
a hearty vote of thanks, which was carried. The following local navy recruiting committee was then organized:
Mayor Gray, Lieut.-Col. Cunningham,
Judge Bole, Madame Gauvreau, Mrs. J.
E. Phillips, and Mrs. J. S. Clute.
Per lb 15c
Wethup   Condensed    Mincemeat, 2 pkgs 25c
Armour's Condensed Mincemeat, per pail 50c
Kellv Confection Mincemeat,
3-11). jars; each 75c
Heinz Mincemeat, 3-lb. jars,
each $1.00
Heinz   Mincemeat,   in   tins,
each 30c and 50c
Mixed  Peel
'Citron, Lemon  and  Orange;
per lb 30c
Shelled Walnuts or Almonds;
per lb 50c
Alberta Storage,  per doz.-40c
B. C. Storage, per doz 50c
California Fresh, per doz--60c
Local fresh 65c
Get supplies for Xmas cakes,
puddings, etc., from us.
Royal Crown
Lye; 3 tins for    -25c
"Trefousse," world renowned French Kid Gloves that fit, wear
and look so well. Every pair fully guaranteed, and almost every
number selling at pre war prices. Choose Trefousse for your
next pair.    They look so smart and give such  satisfaction.
Fine French Kid Gloves, 2 dome fastners, in black, white, and
tan; sizes 5 1-2 to 7 1-2;     Per pair $1.50
"Trefousse" fine French Kid Gloves; self or fancy points; 2
dome fastners; all sizes, in black, white, grey, and tan. Per
pair $1.75
Dent's fine English Cape, soft, dressy skins; one and two dome
fastning.    Special, per pair $1.75 and $2.00
Finest French Kid "Trefousse," fancy stitched points in self
and contrasting shades; 2 pearl and dome fastners; sizes 5 1-2
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In a five-part "Metro Feature"
The Flower of No Man's Land
Monday and Tuesday
Edwin Eastman Chapter I. 0. D. E.
Will take over the Theatre and present
5-Part Feature
A Startling Picture of Outdoor Life
"JCelp  tho  Si'ris  to  J(elp  tho   ffloyo"
at prices that  are   RIGHT
Quality, Quantity and Service   is  our
Phones:   150-732
Belyea $ Company, Ltd.
827 Carnarvon Street
The Liberals of Mi&sion City and disj
trict will give a reception and banquet
to Mr. John Oliver, M. I��. P.-elect, at
an early date not yet fixed, at the Matsqui Hotel, Mission City. Tickets are $1,
and friends are expected from all over
the riding.
When you buy merchandise you patronize the merchant who reduces cost
and gives careful service. Buy your insurance on the same principle and insure
your home with the office that reduced
your rate. Alfred W. McLeod, the Insurance Man.
Our new Governor-General, the Duke
of Devonshire, accompanied by the Duchess and two of their daughters, arrived
at Halifax, on Saturday. The Governor-
General was ^orn in there, and thevicer
regal partv proceeded to Ottawa, Monday,
and were duly installed at Rider u Hall,
where the Duc'iess lived at a girl as the
daught r of Lord Lausdowiie.
City   Market.
To-day's market was up lo the average in every respect, with ideal weather
and enlivened by the presence of the
225th Kootenay Batt., on route march,
Meats were in usual good supply, at last
quoted prices. Poultry was again a star
feature, springs ranging from 18c to 22c,
hens 15c to 20c. Eggs soared as high
as 75c per doz., ranging down to below
70c; wholesale, 60c to 65c Potatoes, in
good demand for carload lots, sold at
from $20 to $27 per ton, $1.25 to $1 50
per sack. Apples were very plentiful,
at last week's prices.
Reception to WhlteBide.
A reception and banquet to Mr. David
Whiteside, member-elect, at which Mr.
Brewster, Premier-elect, is expected to
be present, is planned for Saturday evening, Nov. 25, rt the Russell Hotel. The
reception in the public reception room of
the iiotel will be open to the public generally, who are cordially invited. Tickets
for the banquet, at which ladies will be
present, are $1. There will be the usual
toast list, and the proceedings will be
enlivened by an orchestra, with some
good singers.
Phono   498
Let us help   you   to
Protect Your Property
From Fire
by writing   Insurance   iu   sound,
reliable Companies,
Wm. McAdam
Room 1, Hart Block
Compare Yor Car
with the Sum of $8
Your car might catch on fire
any day.    For
you can buy   a   Fire   Extinguisher at
T. J. TRAPP & CO., Ltd.
Store 59       Office 196
Machinery  and   Auto   Dept.   691
Money to Loan    Farms
for Sale
Notary Public
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New Weetaninster. B.C., Nov. 17, 181b'
Record Short Session ��� City Fathers
will Furnish Material for Repairing
Battalion Quarters���Free Light for
Returned Soldiers' Club.
The usual heavy programme before
the City Fathers was varied 1 y a short
order, Monday night. The Mayor and
full Council were present, and many
hands made light work, finishing up the
business of the evening in les than half
an hour- no contentious subject arising
to tap the Aldermanic eloquence. The
Fire Prevention By-law, 1916 (consolidation) was finally disposed of, as also
the Laundries Regulation By-law, aud,
among other business, the Council adopted the recommendation of the Committee
of the Whole, that the citv should cooperate by furnishing the material for
repairing the 225th Battalion quarters at
Queen's Park. The request preferred
bv Thos. Walsh, on behalf of the Returned Soldiers' Club, for free light for
the club rooms, and supported by Aid.
Johnston and Eastman, was also granted,
the motion to that effect being passed
The following   communications   were
dealth with as read :
From B. A. Mullins and others, asking
for a light on the corner of Cumberland
and Essex sts. Referred to the Electric
Light Committee to report.
From the General Supt. B.C.E.R.Co.,
re cheque for police services in securing
conviction of parties who stole copper
wire, the property of the company, stating instructions had been given for issuing of same.    Received and filed.
From the City Solicitors, with copy of
letter from Dominion Water Power
Branch, Ottawa, re clearing operations
around Coquitlam Lake, acknowledging
receipt of Council's communication of
October 30th ult., and stating further
reply would be sent on return of Mr.
Challies, head of the branch, who was
absent.    Received aud filed.
From the Supt. of Construction of the
B. C. Telephone Co., re joint pole agreement affecting Tenth ave, whereby citv
was to pay half with company. Received
and filed.
The various standing committees submitted monthly accounts and pay rolls,
which, on motion, were adopted as read.
The Committee of the Whole reported
as follows.
1. Aid Johnston stated that he had,
in company of the Mayor, visited Queen's
Park and found that the buildings were
in a very bad condition, with the roofs
leaking badly. They had authorized the
Building !'nr-e<'tor to furnish material
and the'Officer Commanding had promised to furnish men The Committee
recommends to the Council that their
action be approved.
2. Also recommending that the building in the Park now used by the 225th
Battalion as a hospital be reshingled, the
Corporation to pay for the shingles,
eighteen thusand being the amount estimated, and the Battalion to supply the
men to do the work.
3. That Aid. McAdam be authorized to
consult the City Solicitors with reference
to what action should be taken in connection with the accident which occurred
on the 9th inst. at the intersection of
Fourth ave, when a B. C. E. R. car ran
into one of the city garbage wagons.
On motion, the report was adopted.
Aid. Dodd, chairman of the Water
Committee, reported verbally, in connection with an application made some
time ago for water by Japanese gardeners on Lulu Island, to the effect that
applicants had agreed to put in the
necessary pipe, 1-2-inch black iron pipe,
at their own expense, and recommeud-
ing that the city make the desired connections, reserving the right to tap same
later if found necessary. Adopted.
By-Laws, New Business. Etc.
The Fire Prevention By-law, 1916, ami
the Laundries Regulation By-law, 1900,
Amendment By-law, 1916, were reconsidered, finally passed, and ordered to be
signed, sealed, and registered.
Under the head of "New Business,"
Mr. Thos. Walsh, himself a returned
soldier, was heard on behalf of the Returned Soldiers' Club, \vith a request
that the Council should grant the club
free light or light at a nominal rate.
On motion of Aid. Eastman and Johnston, who spoke in favor of the request,
the Council unanimously decided to donate light free ofr charge for the use of
���the club for the remainder of the year,
with a recommendation to their successors to continue the same.
There being no further business, the
Council adjourned.
With all the rest of the stately edifice
dark save the electric illumination sentinelling the vaults, two top-most windows in the extreme western front were
lit up by an angry and ugly leaping red
glare, which spelled "C-o-n-f-l-a-g-r-a-
t-i-o-u !" in letters a foot high. Up! up!
rose the apparently endlessly extensible
trunk of the rearing white elephant
(otherwise, the extension ladder truck)
below���swaying, gyrating,
In a mad expostulation
With the deaf and frantic fire,
Leaping higher, higher, higher,
Wfth a desperate desire
And a resolute endeavor
Now, now to sit���or never���
By the side of  the pale-faced moon.
The moon, as if glued to the  spot, rode
proudly at anchor high in   the   flawless
blue���one side of   its   blooming   visage
stove rakishly iu after a  week  of   being
gloriously full, and the man in the moon
said very plainly  in   pantomime:    "We
should worry !''
But things were still   happening down
below���more quickly, as the story books
would say, than can be  related.    Traffic
was   temporaribly   blocked,   tram    cars
came to a standstill in the middle of the
street, a respectful���and  safe���distance
from the firing line.   Reserved seats and
ponits of vantage for viewing the rapidly
developing drama wtre filling up.    Like
an   attenuated   cantilever,   the  swaying
skyward end of the up-thrust giant trunk
or extension ladder gave over trying   to
stab the empyrean and came suddenly to
rest against the cornice overhanging the
glaring red eves of   the   fire, that   continued to shoot   their   baleful   message
into the spell-bound street.   At once, grotesque simian shapes, as dimly descried
through the gloom,  shinned  swiftly  up
the ' 'golden stair, "aud anon were sharply
silhouetted against the angry red glare.
Hose had meanwhile been  attached to a
hydrant,   and   the   snaky lengths   were
dragged aloft by the shapes, who, decorating  the cornice, performed weird   incantations  in dumb   show, gesticulated,
tugged   at   the   windows,  waved   their
arms--did everything but break   the silence���or the glass���and turn   on   the
hose.      It   was   positively   uncanny���a
chapter from witchcraft's enchantments.
All the while the  reflected red glare   of
the flames, as seen through the windows
from   below, bespeaking   a   continually
fiercer furnace within, that must shortly
burst all bounds and envelop the doomed
structure in a sirrocoof fire.
By all the rules of the game, a black
canopy of smoke should have been curling savagely upwards, the roof should
have blown up, the floors by this time
should have been falling in, and the
walls falling out, and down the now
stolid and stationary ladder the strangely
acting, silent shapes on the cornice
should have borne, iu hair-breadth reS'
cue, a semi-asphyxiated struggling figure
in his shirt-sleeves. But���nothing doing!
Wouldn't soinebodv even yell or���say
something! What did it mean ? Ejaculating (Jen. Sherman's remark about war,
the silhouetted shapes slid silently down
from the cornice, speechless. By signs
and whispers, more tllftll by articulate words, the spell - binding secret
was at last extracted. They had seen,
in the midst of the angry' red glare
aforesaid, in the lurjd light of the
smokeless fire (the smoke was going
quietly up the chimney, and the fire���an
unusually brisk one, the night being
colli���was in the open grate)���they had
seen, horror.struck, through the redeyes
of the room, the Human Salamander, the
Asbestos Man, calmly toasting his shins
���which were done to a turn���bathing
in the red glare, as jf it were his native
element���and absorbedly Reading, as if
his life depended upon it, "The Lflst
Days of Pompeii" To his wouldrbe
rescuers, he deigned not a word, except
to half turn his head and wearily murmur, "Please go away and let me
sleep." So they folded up their hose
and their aerial ladder, "like the Arabs,
and as silently stole away."
influence their verdict and that ' 'it was
better to allow a guilty man to escape
than to convict an innocent one."
Aid. E; Goulet has announced that he
will not be a candidate for re-election to
the City Council for next year. His retirement is due to the fact that he does
not believe the majority <jf the ratepayers wish the new city market built at
the foot of Tenth street and he will not
be a party to this. He is of the opinion
that the majority in favor of the Tenth
street site on the plebiscite voted on recently was given because the people did
not understand the situation. Aid. Goulet favors building the new market on
the Lytton square site.
Thrilling Story of How Human Salamander or Asbestos Man Came Un-
scathed Through a Smokeless Blaze.
The Seven Sleepers of City Hall (not
meaning the Aldermen, who arc all
wide-awaki all the time) were roused
from a po .t-prandial trance, Monday
evening about eight o'clock, just as the
weekly sederunt of the solons was assembling, by the ominous tintinuabuln-
tion of the alarm in Fire Hall No. 1,
hard by. Other signs and portents succeeded. Fire fighting apparatus was
run out. Sirens shrieked. Hose w,i.>-
gons, Chief Watson's pet white elephn nt,
the extension ladder truck, were deployed noisely into position. The air became
tense and electric. Columbia street in
the vicinity of the municipal forum was
an elongated interrogation mark. Where
was the fire? Suddenly the white elephant charged madly across the street
and threw its great trunk into the air
right in the face of the sumptuous three-
story facade of the towering temple of
mammon where the devotees of Commerce draw their balances and cash their
All eyes were fascinatedly turned in
that direction, anil not a few convulsively clutched at their empty pocketbooks,
right over where their hearts were located.
Tlie unuttered question   was answered
Gosden Case Dismissed.
After a re-trial of the famous Gosden
perjury case, at Victoria, before Mr. Justice Gregory, lasting over a week, the
jury, following a deliberation of three
hours and fifteen minutes, filed into
court, late Saturday afternoon last, and,
through the foreman, declared their inability to come to an agreement, and
were dismissed by the trial iudge.
While there is no official information on
the point, the jury is understood to have
stood ten for conviction and two for acquittal. This being the second disagreement of a jury in this case, the crown
decided that the case should be dropped
and entered a "nolle prosequi," the accused being formally released.
In his charge to the jury, Mr. Justice
Gregory, among other things, said counsel for the defence had suggested that
accused had no motive in making the
statement on wliich he was charged with
perjury���namely, that Mr. Macdonald
had paid him $50 opposite the postoffice
at Victoria. On this point, His Lordship
remarked, howeve., that, as there was
considerable political feeling before and
after the Vancouver by-election, mid aa
Gosden had not received what wages he
believed were due, it was possible that
he had conceived the idea to obtain revenge on Mr. Macdonald. With reference to the statement made by Gosden
with regard to Mr. Brewster���that the
latter had offered him $1000 to get out ot
the country ���the statement made liv Mr.
Moresby that Mr. Brewster could not be
called to refute it was repeated.
Mr. Macdonald's evidence, continued
I lis Lordship, was negative because it
could not be otherwise. The evidence
was that he had married Mrs. Macdonald in January last. It was for the jury
lo consider whether he would be likely
to bring a charge and give testimony,
directly corroborated by her alone, unless convinced that his cause was right
and just. Concerning the new witness
foi the defence, Billings, of Kamloops,
who testified that he had seen Mr. Macdonald at the postoffice on the night in
question, the learned judge did not
"think much," and from his actions
"was entitled to little credence." The
jury were finally warned that they should
not allow prejudice  against   Gosden   to
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for 25c
Fine Linens
For Handkerchiefs and Embroidery Purposes
We carry a large stock of Pure Linens suitable for all purposes.
As the demand is large for these particular goods as the Christmas
season approaches we mention the following lines:
Handkerchief Linens���A fine linen cambric which is also used
extensively for women's waists, undergarments, etc. A full range
of qualities 36 inches wide, per yd 90c to $1.75
Sheer Handkerchief Linens���Very fine weaves in all the various qualities, 36 inches wide. Prices ranging from, peryd--$l to $2
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Costume Linens--36to 44 inches in width, prices 75c to $1.25
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Natural Linens A good assortment now on hand, haying received more quite recently.
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Sultanas, natural, lb 20c
Raisins, per lb 15c
Currants; Australian, lb--.20c
Currants; 2 pkgs 35c
Mixed Peel-Lemon, orange
and citron;  per lb-., r-30c
Shelled Walnuts, lb 50c
Dromedary Dates,  pkg .15
Arab Dates, 2 pkgs .,25c
Figs, per  lb 20c
Black   Cooking   Figs;    very
nice; per lb 10c
Quality  Cooking;   Kggs,   per
dozen ,���,-,������ ��� -40c
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308 Sixth St.
East Burnaby, 2nd St.
Edmonds, Gray Block
Sapperton, Guhr Block
Phone 1001-2
Phone 598
Phone 1111L
Phone 1012
P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN  REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering
Manufacturers of  Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
Office and  Works:
New Westminster, B. C.
James & INcClughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B.C.
Front and Sixth Sts.     Phone 302
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A commission of one-quarter cf or.e 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.
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