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Weekly News Digest and Journal of   Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
Number 39
It is not every day���or night���that one has the opportunity to participate in the celebration of so notable
and historic an event as the coming into power of the
first Liberal Government of a Province, after an unbroken regime of thirteen years by the first Conservative Administration of the same��� while commemorating at the same time a similar turn over in the representation of the home town���with the tremendously
added significance that the political transformation
was dramatic and cataclysmic in its accompaniments
and effects, and sharply and peremptorily marked, as
by the ringing down and ringing up of a curtain, the
passing of an old order and ideal of government and
the ushering in of a radically new and different order.
Such an event, or closely connected series of
events, it was that was celebrated by the reception
and banquet tendered to Mr. David Whiteside, newly
elected member from New Westminster City to the
Legislature of British Columbia, at the Hotel Russell,
Saturday evening last, November 25th. The significance and importance of the occasion were fittingly
symbolized and emphasized by the hearty, spontaneous
and representative character of the gathering, citizens
of all shades of politics being present, including, for
the first time at a public banquet, many ladies, on
terms of perfect equality with the men, as befitting
their newly acquired electoral franchise. A friendly,
cheerful, and yet high and serious tone pervaded all,
in full recognition of grave Provincial, Federal, Imperial, and world embracing issues to be solved, but
not excluding courage and optimism in the attack and
as to the ultimate outcome. A free and ungrudging
acknowledgment was extended by speakers on behalf
of the party upon whom the responsibilities of government have just devolved that the unmistakable result
of the late Provincial general election was a very much
broader, deeper, greater and more significant thing
than any mere party victory. And there was the sense
of a general acceptance of this almost self-evident
proposition, and of a spirit of sympathetic co-operation
and of standing shoulder to shoulder behind the new
Government of the people, for the people, determined
to "see the thing through," at home and abroad.
Only one thing was lacking--the presence of Premier
Brewster, who, in a telegram read by the toastmaster,
sent his regrets and hearty congratulations to New
Westminster City and its member,
The dally press, having early in the week, reported the general features of the reception and banquet,
it will not be necessary here to repeat at length, while
outstanding and particular phases may appropriately
be noted. The attendance, as hinted, was large for a
function of the sort, two hundred at least shaking
hands with Mr. David Whiteside and Mr. John Oliver,
and about the same number sitting down to the choice
and well served menu in the spacious and well appointed dining room of the Hotel Russell. The pleasure qf the banqueters was greatly enhanced by the
fine musical programme furnished throughout the
evening by the Mackness orchestra and by songs interspersed between the speeches by Messrs. W. T.
Morris and John Graham and Miss Alvina Munn, the
song and enthusiastically demanded encore by the last
mentioned gifted young Royal City singer being particularly appreciated.
Coming to the toast list, Aid. J. Jardine presided
with dignity and eclat as toastmaster, from his opening act, in tactfullv declaring, out of deference to the
ladies, that the sense of the meeting was opposed   to
indulgence by the gentlemen in the joys of the fragrant weed, till he rang down the curtain  with   "The
Maple Leaf Forever" after Mrs. J. R. Gilley's fitting
and earnest response to the last toast of the evening,
"The Ladies," briefly but wittily proposed  by Mr, R,
C, Higgins, president of the Young Liberals'   Club.
Beginning with "The King," proposed bv the   toast-
master and drunk in clear, cold Coquitlam   fas   were
all the toasts), to the accompaniment of the National
Anthem, the toast list, with proposers and responders,
was as follows i    "The Army and Navy," by Aid. McAdam, responded to by Major Glossop of the 225th Battalion, in substitution for Col. MacKay, who was unavoidably unable to be present;   "Our Guest," by Mr.
R. C. McDonald, president of the local Liberal Association, responded to by Mr. David Whiteside,   M.P.P.;
"Our City,"  by Mr. L. B. Lusby, responded   to  by
Mayor Gray; "Our New Government,"  by  Mr. J. G.
Robson, responded to briefly by Mr. J. W. Weart, M.
P. P. for South Vancoyve'-, and more   at  length   by
Mr. John Oliver, M.P.P. for Dewdney,  who,  in   the
absence of Premier Brewster, made the speech of the
evening; and "The Lidies," as mentioned above,
Concluded on Page Four
Evidences are multiplying that the Ottawa Govern-
mentTias from the first���that is, from the outbreak of
the war, in which Canada is as vitally concerned as
any other part of the Empire���entirely misconceived
and misinterpreted the situation and fundamentally
failed to realize its opportunities and responsibilities
as controlling the administration and the destinies of
the country when this great crisis came upon it. Instead of laying partyism and party advantage aside,
like the statesmen of the Old Country, the Bordtn
Government have marred their best work by allowing
both to permeate and partially paralyze and neutralize
all their military activities.
Passing over the coarsest exemplification of this
spirit, as manifested in the exploitation of all sorts of
contracts and purchases in Canada having to do with
war material, and the flgarant favoritism, without
particular regard to fitness, in military appointments,
the most serious failure charged to the account of the
Government is its failure, amounting to a practical breakdown, in the vital matter of recruiting.
Knowing, as the Government did know, that, with
the two races of diverse origin and characteristics
making up the bulk of the Canadian population, this
was a subject to be approached with the utmost circumspection and worked out with tact, wisdom and
consideration, it might have been expected that the
realization of these fundamental facts would have had
some practical special recognition in the Government's
plans and methods in commending recruiting in that
portion of Canada particularly which is not Anglo-
Saxon ethnologically or linguistically. At any rate,
that ordinary diplomacy and tact would have been
shown in attacking the problem. At the worst, that
racial divisions and prejudices would not continue to
be played upon for political purposes, in war time.
This it would appear, however, was expecting too
much. Not onlv has there been no wise, common-
sense, and considerate adaptation of means and of fitting and appropriate personal instruments to special
circumstances and ends, but, while the crudest and
most ill-considered, not to say offensive, methods have
been used in presenting the claims of the war and of
the Empire- of Canada as a vital participant���so as to
enlist the interest, sympathy and support of Canadians
of French descent, these fellow-citizens, the vast majority of whom are essentially loyal and patriotic, have
had their susceptibilities and preferences ignored and
wounded, and have, to suit mere political exigencies
apparently, been criminally misrepresented to the rest
of Canada as indifferent and antipathetic, if not actually disloyal. And all the while the only really disloyal element in Canada���a relatively insignificant and
Otherwise negligible quantity, the Bourassa Nationalists���gets all its significance and power for mischief
by being in active alliance with and harbored within
the bosom of the Borden Government, as a direct result of the guilty compact, the "unholy alliance,"
made between the professed ultra loyalists and Imperialists of the Conservative party and the blatant
anti-British blatherskites of the Bourassa school, to
win the last general election.
That the Bourassa irreconcilables, with their  un-
suppressed and uncensored seditious press,  while  a
poisonous and perverting influenpe among the less informed habitant element in Quebec, do not represent
the real sentiment of that Province, is   well   known,
and has recently received another significant demonstration in the splendid contribution of a million dollars to the Canadian Patriotic Fund made py the Provincial Liberal Government of Sir Lomer Gouin, which
again carried Quebec Province by an   overwhelming
majority early this summer, after having administered
the affairs of the Province for  eleven   years.    As a
sinister and most significant illustration of  the  contrary sort, showing how the Bourassa disloyal element,
lodged in the inner Cabinet councils   of  the   Borden
Government, does influence, if not dictate, the course
of that Government in its dealings with Quebec, even
in the vital matter of  the war,  take   the  treatment
meted out by the Government, since the war,  to Ma-
jor-General Lessard, C. B., a French   Canadian  and
Canada's foremost professional soldier, with a splendid
record of patriotic service, including participation in
the South African war, who, because a Liberal and a
loyalist, and in every way the man to enlist the sympathy and the enthusiasm of his fellow countrymen of
Quebec in the war, has been deliberately suppressed,
sidetracked, and denied any participation in the great
contest, where his services would have   been   of  the
most inestimable value, by the Borden-Hughes-Bouras-
sa Government at Ottawa, which has broken down in
Contractor Kelly, who was convicted of having secured money under false pretences in connection with
the construction of the Parliament buildings in Winnipeg, has been sentenced to two and a half years in the
Stony Mountain penitentiary. The "higher-ups"
haven't been landed yet.
The firing of Sir Sam Hughes, after he had been
malingering in the Militia Department for nearly two
years and a half of the war, if not comparable exactly
to locking the stable door after the horse was stolen,
was very similar in its effects to expelling the bull from
the china shop after he had smashed all the crockery.
Mr. Stanley, the Church Army Commissioner on
the western front, says the French and English troops
have developed a peculiar language, known only to
themselves, which answers all their common needs.
The words nonpluss the official interpreters, but an
English soldier with no French at all can ask a French
soldier with no English at all for practically anything
he wants���and get it.
American authorities are urging American farmers
to reduce their grain acreage and devote more land
and attention to live stock. They point out that the
European nations are being depleted, and that after
the war the first thing those nations will produce will
be grain; that, once the way is open for Russia, she
can supply all of Europe with grain, and that the herds
must be built up from this country and that this country must supply the meats for the world.
Commenting on the recent attempt of Sir Robert
Borden (just prior to the public exposure of discord
and mismanagement in the Militia Department, culminating in the resignation of Sir Thomas Tait and the
dismissal of Sir Sam Hughes) to inveigle Sir Wilfrid
Laurier into sharing the responsibility and discredit,
while refusing him any even advisory part in controlling matters, the Toronto Saturday Night, an independent Conservative journal, says: "The mismanagement of our man power in connection with the war
has been such that nothing that can be done will ever
repair the damage. Muzzling Bourassa would probably be the most effective method of still accomplishing a little something, but, of course, this will not be
done. But asking the Liberal leader to share the responsibility of Conservative mismanagement was
rather a good idea, the only trouble is the Old Man
saw the point of the hook and concluded not to bite."
Hartley H. Dewart, the new Liberal member of
the Ontario Legislature for West Toronto, charges the
Federal and Ontario Governments with laxity in allowing Canadian nickel to reach Germany by the merchant
submarine route. This is a very serious charge, made
more so by the fact that Canada practically controls
the nickel situation, producing something like ninety
per cent. . of the world's total supply. Nickel
is an invaluable commodity in making big guns,
armor plate, shells and other lines of war material
and, in 1916, after the British Empire had been at war
with Germany for over a year, four hundred thousand
pounds of nickel left the United States and did not go
to Great Britain or her allies. The International Nickel
Co. is an American corporation which largely controls
Canada's nickel output, and several prominent Canadians are connected with that corporation, and the
charge seems to be that those gentlemen, and, failing
them, the Canadian Government, should have seen to
it that not one ounce of Canadian nickel went to Britain's enemies.
its recruiting campaign, and miserably failed in Quoj
bee, because of just such suicidal and essentially traitorous tactics.
When even the Borden Government, after suffering
Sir Sam Hughes' bedevilment of the Militia Department for over two years, could not stand his performances any longer, and lately dismissed him, it was
suggested, even in Conservative circles, that that distinguished Canadian soldier, Major-General Lessard,
who has the confidence of all classes and particularly
of his fellow citizens of Quebec, might have been
called in to take Sir Sam Hughes' place, as the Asquith
Liberal Government of Great Britain called in Lord
Kitchener, a Conservative, immediately after the outbreak of the war, to take over the administration of
the War Department. But the Borden Government
was not big enough or loyal enough to manifest
patriotic duty in the circumstances to do anything of
the sort, though no possible action could have been
taken which would have so quickly and surely redeemed the military situation in Canada from the pass to
which it has been brought by politics, favoiitism,
blundering, and disloyal Nationalist intrigue at Ottawa. Pa��e2
New Weatamnster. B.C., Dec. 1, ffl'fc
Published every Friday from tlie Offices, 761 Carnarvon Street,
New Westminster, B. C, by the PACIFIC Canadian Printing
& Publishing Co-, Ltd.
Editor and Manager
Subscription Prices;���$1.00 per annum [in advance];   50c.   for six
months; 25c. for three months; 10c. per month;   5c, per copy.
Advertising rates on   application
All things comes to him who waits, is one version
of a sage saying���even a Bowser Government, buried
beneath an avalanche of public condemnation on Sept.
14, manages to clear its debris from the track so that
the new Government with the people's mandate can
begin to get up steam by December 1. Not till November 23 did Mr. Bowser resign, and Mr. Brewster,
after he had been called upon by the Lieutenant-Governor, immediately set about the business of Cabinet
making, which he had wisely left untouched until he
was endowed with authority from the Crown to undertake the task���a task which in his case was rendered
more difficult by the wealth of material from which to
select furnished by the high class of representatives
elected in support of the Liberal party throughout the
The work of consultation and selection was in reasonable time completed, however, and Premier Brewster was able, on Wednesday morning, November 29,
to submit to His Honor the Lieutenant-Governor the
names of his Ministers, who were thereafter duly
sworn in, as follows, constituting with the Premier,
who previously took the oaths of allegiance, secrecy,
and office, probably the strongest Administration as a
whole that British Columbia has yet seen :
Premier and President of the Council���Hon. H. C.
Brewster, Victoria.
Attorney-General-Hon. M. A. Macdonald, Vancouver.
Minister of Lands���Hon. T. D. Pattullo, Prince Rupert (Skeena Riding).
Minister of Mines���Hon. Wm. Sloan, Nanaimo.
Minister of Finance���Hon. Ralph Smith, Vancouver.
Minister of Agriculture and Railways-Hon. John
Oliver, Dewdney.
Provincial Secretary and Minister of Education--
Hon. Dr. J. D. McLean, Greenwood.
Minister of Works���Hon. Dr.  J.
While a second Cabinet, so far as
and qualifications go, could easily be
other representatives in the House, including our own
member, the new Cabinet properly enough includes all
the veteran and more or less experienced public men
of the Liberal party having seats in the Legislature-
only two, Mr. Pattullo and Dr. McLean, not having
had previous Legislative or Parliamentary experience,
and most being pastmasters in the public life of the
Province or Dominion, or both. The first Liberal Government of British Columbia is in every way a very
strong and capable and promising Administration, and
the country is to be congratulated upon its advent and
accession to power���if the waiting time was somewhat
The necessary by-elections for Ministers taking
portfolios will, it is said, be delayed about three weeks,
on account of the backward condition of the voters'
lists, requiring printing.
H.  King,  Cran-
personal fitness
made  up   from
With the present high price of eggs, as well as
most other commodities, the following pointers for increasing the production of poultry by scientific feeding
will be of interest: Ten times as many eggs were
produced by hens fed a well balanced ration, as by
those given only corn, wheat and oats, in an experiment conducted by the Ohio Experimental Station.
The balanced ration consisted of three parts by weight
of corn and one of wheat fed twice daily in the litter,
and a mash mixture of two parts meat scrap
added to two parts ground corn and one part
of bran, fed in hoppers. The 21 Barred Plymouth Rock pullets in each lot received the same
house space and treatment except for the difference
in feed. The test period lasted for 140 days. The
hens given the balanced rations ate more food at an
excess cost of about 50 per cent, over the corn, wheat
and oats. However, they gained more in weight and
produced ten times as many eggs, making a net profit,
while the other pen was kept at a loss.
The Cowichan Leader, published in a Conservative
cons ituency and which has usually manifested a leaning in that direction, has this to say, in a recent issue,
ilii.straing the revol n< ti cable throughout Canada in
Conservative circles against, Gover ment mismanagement at Ottawa: "The people of Cowichan would be
content to go on half radons, if need be, in order to
win the war, but they are indignant at the unprincipled and untrammelled methods adopted by certain
interests who are literally sucking the lifeblood of the
na ion. The vampi res ; re hard to locate. They shield
themselves behind names of companies and concerns.
A Knife
for the Pocket in Pearl, Ivory, Ebony.
Nickle, Gtinnietal or Buckhorn handles
25c to $2.50 Each
lor the Table���Dessert and Dinner size,
Fruit, Butter or Carving���Silver Plated
or Shear Steel, in Metal, Ivory, Celluloid; Ebony, Cocoa or Buckhoi n handles
Our Cutlery is Best���Sheffield and
Other Warranted  Brands
Anderson   (St  Lusby
634 Columbia St.
Royal City Pork Butchers
737 Columbia St. 309 Sixth St.
We make a specialty of Cooked Meats.     Our
Properly Cooked Hams, Veal Loaf, Etc.,
are iu great demand.
Phone 219
Of such are the dastards who manipulate the wheat
markets, who control the sugar factories and who lose
no chance to pile up the ever-growing burden of the
cost of living. No less deserving of condemnation is
the vacillating Government which allows nickel, mined
in Canada, to reach German merchant submarines and
to be utilized by the enemy powers. Sir Robert Borden has frittered away two years in suffering a bombastic politician to be at the head of the Militia Department. How many good lives that has cost Canada
it would be hard to say. Does he propose to allow the
drain of Canadian nickel to continue to flow into German hands ? Unsavouriness in governments and politicians will be called by an uglier name ere long, and,
if the temper of Canada is what it should be, there
will be a full reckoning exacted,"
I PHONES   15 and 16
 Dealers in	
Crushed Rock, Sand and   Gravel,   Lime,   Cement, Plaster, Drain Tile. Etc.
���Forge, House and Steam Coal.    Agricultural Lime
902 Columbia Street
New Westminster, B. C.
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Greatest Moving Picture in the World
Beginning Monday, at one o'clock, Dec. 4th, 5th and 6th, the Edison Theatre will show for Three Days
the most remarkable moving picture which has ever been produced, being an actual cinematograph official
record of the British victory at the Somme on July 1st, 1916, with a comprehensive view of the awful bombardment on June 29th and 30th, which preceded the infantry advance. The British Government, in authorizing the exhibition of these sensational pictures, has done so in confident belief that they graphically
illustrate the actuality of this war, and record in imperishable form, for all loyal British folk to see, the
glory of our soldiers and the sacrifices they are making for us and for the cause of humanity and
By Special Arrangement with the Imperial War Office and Under
Their Direction
Admission 25c
Boxes 35c
Special   Performance
Tuesday   Afternoon
Admission 25c
Boxes 85c
Special Music at All Performances
THREE DAYS-DEC. 4TH, 5TH, AND 6TH.   Five Reels, 5,500 feet of film, requiring an
hour and fifteen minutes to run.
TIME TABLE���Beginning at 1:15 p. m.  every day, performances as follows:     1:15;  2:30;   3:45;
5:00; 6:15; 8:30; 9:45; 10:00. New Westminster, B.C.,  Dec. 1, 1916
Page I
David McNicoll, former vice-president
of the C. P. R., died, Sunday morning,
at Guelph, Ont. He had reached the
age of 64.
Mr. G. D. Brymner, who was operated upon at the Royal Columbian Hospital, on". Tuesday, for appendicitis, is
reported to be progressing favorably.
Let me insure your property to-day���
to-morrow may be too late. I represent
only companies of the highest standing.
Alfred W. Mcleod,  the Insurance Man.
In aid of the True Blue Orphanage, a
sale of home cooking and work will
he held, Saturday afternoon, in the
Orange Hall, Arcade block, by the ladies
of the True Blue.
A bachelor girls ball will be given iu
the Armouries, this (Friday) evening,
Dec. 1. Cards will be provided for
those not dancing. The proceeds will
be used for patriotic purposes.
For the second time within two months
Lieut. D. S. Rashleigh, of this city, is
listed as wounded. He went overseas
with the 47th Battalion and was granted
a commission in England.
At the exhibition football match at
Queen's Park on Saturday aiternoon, between soldiers aud civilians, $8.42 was
raised by collections for Red Cross work
of the St. Johns Ambulance Association.
One of the prisoners of the B.C. Penitentiary has just invented an aeroplane
stabilizer, and its practicabilitv will be
looked into by the officials of the Aero
Club. The warden refuses to divulge
the name of the inventor.
A friend in this city has received a letter from Lieut. Alex. McAllister, of this
city, who is at the front, dated Nov. 8.
There have been persistent rumors in
this city for some weeks that Lieut. McAllister had been killed in action prior to
that date.
The Westminster Amateur Dramatic
Society will repeat the performance
"Hickory Farm" at the Royal Theatre
on Thursday evening, Dec. 7, by request
of many who missed the first performance, last week. The affair will be in
aid of the True Blue Orphanage.
The New Westminster Musical Club
will give the first recital of the season in
the assembly hall of Columbian College,
on Wednesday, Dec. 13. In all, five recitals will be given by the club this winter, and one programme will be given
entirely by the Vancouver Women's
Musical Club.
The New Westminster Symphony Orchestra gave their first concert of the
season, Monday evening, in the auditorium of the Duke of Connaught High
School. There was a large attendance;
and the programme was appreciated.
Mr. Herbert Mackness was conductor,
and the soloists ol the evening were Miss
Margaret Wilson and Mr. Walter Stevenson.
The Port Guichon postoffice will be
closed by the postoffice department on
Dec. 1, and mail for this point will in
future be handled through the Ladner
office. The closing of canneries in that
vicinity is the cause. The residents of
Port Guichon district will petition for a
rural mail route to serve Port Guichon,
Gulfside and Westham Island from Ladner.
Next Sunday will be observed as educational Sunday in Queen's Avenue
Methodist Church. Rev. Dr. Sanford,
principal of Columbian College, will
preach in the morning, and Rev. Mr.
Hibbert of Sixth Avenue Methodist
Church, will take the evening service.
The pastor, Rev. R. I. Mclntyre, will
speak at anniversary services in Carmen
Methodist Church, Sardis.
Hon. John Oliver, M.P.p. for Dewdney riding and Minister of Agriculture
and Railways in the Brewster Government, was the guest of honor last evening at the Matsqui Hotel, Mission City,
at a banquet given by the Liberals of
Mission and district. Later on the Port
Coquitlam Liberals and probably the Liberals of Haney and Hammond will do
honor to their member in a similar manner,
The Lasky production, "Witchcraft,"
with the captivating Fannie Ward in the
stellar role, will be seen at the Fdison,
to-day and to-morrow. . This photo-
drama won the prize contest at Columbia
University under the auspices of the
Jesse L. Lasky Co. Chas. Chaplin will
also be seen in "The Pawnshop," as an
extra. On Monday, Tuusday, and Wednesday of next week, "The Battle of the
Somme" will be the great attraction.
See adv. for particulars.
The important industrial announcement is made that the Fraser River
Tannery Company's plant at South
Westminster, which has been closed
down for the past two or three years,
has been leased by J. Leckie & Company, Ltd., the big shoe manufacturers,
and will be operated by them for the
supply of their shoe factories, employing
(rom fifteen to twenty men, and commencing operations about the 1st of
General John Hughes, brother of Sir
Sam, paid a visit to New Westminster,
on Saturday, and spent the entire day
Inspecting tlie 225th Kootenay Battalion,
quartered at Queen's park. The battalion, some 700 strong, was marched to
Moody Square in the morning, where
the men and officers gave an exhibition
of their knowledge of drill. In the afternoon the internal economy and management of the camp was inspected.
General Hughes was accompanied on the
inspection trip by Col. Duff-Stuart.
Lieut.-Col. F. H. Cunningham, officer
commanding the 104th Regiment, has
received instructions to recruit a company of men 250 strong as a reinforcement draft for overseas battalions. Au
appeal will be made liv the officers of
Ilie regiment to assist them in recruiting
for this company in New Westminster
and tlie Fraser Valley. Until up to
strength this company will be quartered
a I the 6th street armouries. It is to be
composed of one captain, six lieutenants,
eight sergeants, two buglers, eight corporals and 232 of other ranks.
Hon. John Oliver, Minister of Agriculture and Railways, who attended the
record reception and banquet at Mission
City, last night, in his honor, went
through to Victoria this morning to take
up the work of his departments.
With the niunicipal elections more
than a month distant,there are four candidates already in the field for the
Reeveship of Matsqui. They are Reeve
McCallum, Wm. Merryfieid, Philip Jack-
man, and Coun. Elliott. In Ward One
Mr. John Dennison will oppose the reelection of Coun. Owens.
The Liberal Association of Mission City
held a short business session, last night,
before the banquet, and, among other
things, passed a resolution of condolence
with President F. W. Hughes, who re
ceived the sad tidings on Sunday that his
son had paid the supreme sacrifice for
king and country. The resolution of
condolence included several other members of the Liberal Association who had
recently experienced similar loss.
Among those who attended and spoke
at the Mission City Liberal banquet, in
ihe Matsqui Hotel, last night, were Mr.
David Whiteside, M.P.P., of this city;
Mr. J. W. Weart, M.P.P., of South
Vancouver; Mr. E. I). Barrow, M.P.P.,
of Chilliwack; Mayor Joseph Walters,
M.I'.P., of Merritt, representing Yale
in the Legislature; and Mayor MeKenzie, of Port Coquitlam.
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dent of this city since 1876.   she is sur- X Gum, Spearmint & Double- ��
vived by six children:    Mr. J D. Fraser, *  .mjnt .6  for 25c   *
Victoria,   B. C;   Mr.   Wm.   C.   Fraser, X XT   ,  n                ,                        _
Yukon Territory; Mr. N. S. Fraser, Pen- A   JNUt liars, each 5C
ticton;    Mrs.   J.   J . Morris,    Can more, $   Pkg, Biscuits, each 10c   v
Alta.; Mrs. C. D.  Peele and   Miss   Mar x ���      ,           .    ~   ��                             *
garet Fraser, this city. X Condensed Cottee,   per tin
The funeral was held on   Saturday af- *  15c & 25c A
ternoon   from   the   family residence, 31 ? Papifip TV/mi,   email tines X
Albert   Crescent,   to   the    Oddfellows' X raclnc ivillK. small tins, A
cemetery.    There was a large attendance y ea.Cn 5C X
of friends, and many beautiful floral  t Dates, Dromedary, per pke.  *
offerings.     Rev.  F. W   Kerr  and  Rev, A 1<?n
Dr. Dunn officiated, and referred to the f "    "^ ���
long connection of the deceased with St. % Dates, Arab, 2 pkgS. . . .25c *
Andrew's   Presbyterian    Church.      The A                         # x
pallbearers were Messrs. John Reid, Aid. y                    Mince  Meat A
E. Goulet, P. R. Peele,   Robert White- X w                      . A
mute, James Murphy, and H. A. Wilson. ? impress, 4-lb.   tins 50c %
 �� Armour's concentrated, per %
Notes of the War. |   pail  f)0c   &
All eyes are turned just   now,   in   the   ���{��� ,, .. ��
war zone, on   the   tremendous   German   V .New [Nut ��
drive in Roumania,  directed against Bu-   A        *ii ti ���    ,,,.,���,._> i A
charest, the capital, the fate ol which is A ���/Y tnih Season S gOOClS. ��
indoubtat the time of writing, with Vou X, Walnuts, Gilberts, Almonds, X
Mackensen's forces at some points   onlv   X   Brazils, Chestnuts,   Pecans,    A
forty miles   away.    All   posible   aid   is   v  mixed,   per lb  25c   %
being rendered by the other Allies, par-   g }
ticularly by Russia,   and   the   Teutonic  X A
tide may yet be hurled bick,   as   it was  y 9
from Paris early in   the   war, before   it  5!   fJ II 11/I  I   f\
overwhelms the capital. In the meantime, the Roumanians are conducting an
orderly retreat, fighting stubbornly as
they withdraw, and as a precaution had
removed the seat of Government temporarily to Jassy, about two hundred
miles north-east of Bucharest, near the
Russian frontier.
Rear-Admiral Sir John R. Jellicoe,
commander of the British fleet, was, on
Wednesday, appointed First Sea Lord of
the Admiralty, being succeeded in command of the grand fleet by Vice-Admiral
Sir David Beatty, who commanded the
British battle cruiser squadron in the
Jutland naval battle. Admiral Sir Hen'
ry B. Jackson, the present First Sea
Lord, has been appointed president of
tlie Royal Naval College at Greenwich,
Zeppelin raiding is becoming increasingly costly and dangerous���to the Zeppelins, The last raid attempted, over
the east coast of England, Monday night,
resulted in the two Zeppelins that took
part being driven off shore and brought
down blazing wrecks from the sky into
the sea, one near the coast, the other
nine miles out. Anti-aircraft guns, hydroplanes, and aeroplanes took part in
this thrilling adventure, and there was a
tremendous demonstration of enthusiasm
over the result by the many thousands
in British coast towns who witnessed the
defeat and tragic end of the murdering
air monsters.
the New Things for
Xmas Givin:
�� You will be delighted this season   with   the   big  displays
X of novelties awaiting your approval here, such as things to
* wear and  for home adornment.     Come make  this   your
| shopping headquarters, where things to give are in abund-
X ance   and at very reasonable cost.
X Trefousse and Dents celebrated   makes, in every  wanted
X style.
2   French Kid Gloves $1.25,  1.50, 1.75 and 2.25
X   English Cape Gloves $1.50, 1.75 and 2.00
\ New York's latest creations in Flannel, Georgette, Crepe de
| Chene and Muslin.
Delightful new styles in Silk and Cotton.
^strain  and Wrinkles '}.
Go together both are brought
on by attempting to read or
work WITHOUT Glasses when
Classes are NECESSARY !
We can fit you with becoming Eyeglasses that will enable you to see
clearly without Eyestrain or Wrinkles
Let us supply the Glasses to-day.
H. Ryall
Druggist  and  Optician
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Continued from   Page Four
rendered, be   referred   to   the   Finance
Committee to report.    Adopted.
Aid. McAdam, chairman of tlie Health
Committee, reported that the, garbage
cart wliich had been broken by a far of
the B.C.E.R. had been taken to. the
blacksmith shop of T. Ovens for repairs,
and thai some new material to replace
broken parts would have to be brought
from the Hast. Committee's action approved.
New Business.
In the matter of tlie Court of Revision
of the municipal voters' list, the Mayor
appointed Aid. Bryson and Eastman to
constitute with himself the Court of Revision, to sit at the Council Chambers on
December 11th inst., at 10 a.m.
Aid. Eastman stated that the Union
Jack Motor Co desired permission to
park their cars on the unoccupied part
of Front street lately filled in. On motion, the matter was referred to the Police Committee to act.
On motion, the City Electrician was
authorized to sell the wire (3,123 lbs.),
referred to ill his letter, to the Canadian
General Electric Co., at 20 cents per lb.
On motion, the chairmen of tlie Finance Committee and the Hoard of Works
were instructed to look into and report
on the statement of cost of pumping
plant as shown by the City Electrician.
On motion, it was decided to consider
the matter of local improvement taxation and firemen's salaries iu Committee
of the Whole, on Thursday, Noy. 30, at
7:30 p. in.
The CqunciJ then adjourned,
j.  O. PBrown dc Co.
6u Columbia St.
Something Distinctive
About Our Cravats
There is more to a Cravat than
the ordinary man thinks; it's
the first object that we notice
in others���if neat and in good
taste, it at once stamps the man
of refinement.
Cravats make or mar one's appearance.
An immense assortment to select from.
95c to   $1.50
at prices that  are   RIGHT
Quality, Quantity and Service  is  our
Phones:   150-732
Belyea $ Company, Ltd.
827 Carnarvon Street
City  Market.
A more than average market, with
large attendance of buyers and sellers,
full supplies in all lines, good demand,
and brisk trading, summarizes the weekly market situation to-day. Meats were
well stocked, with prices ranging about
the same as last week. There was a
very large supply of prime poultry, with
so strong a demand that prices remained
firm, at. Hens, live weight, from 16c to
21c per lb; springs. 19c to 22c; ducks,
23c to 25c; geese tlie same. Eggs were
plentiful and registered a fall, selling
generally at 60c per doz, though some
extra fine large sold as high as 65c to
70c. Tlie wholesale price ranged from
50c to 55c. Nutter held at 50c per lb,
though some with au all season rate sold
for 40c. Onions brought $2 to $2,25 per
sack. Apples, which were in good sup.
plA, sold at 65c to $\ per box. and
pears 65c to 90c. The demand continues
good for potatoes at $25 per ton up in
csrload lots, the retail price being $1.25
to J1.50 per sack,
Phono    498
I.et us help  you  to
Protect Your Property
From Fire
by writing   Insurance   in   sound,
reliable Companies,
Win. McAdam
Room 1, Hart Block
Will keep your tea or coffee
warm and you will enjoy
your lunch.
We can sell you Thermos
Bottles and Lunch Kits.
T. J. TRAPP k CO., Ltd.
Store 59       Office 196
Machinery  and   Auto   Dept'.   691
Mondav evening next, in St. Patrick'g
Hall, the 104th Regiment will hold a
smoker, at which addresses will lie given
by Rev. Mr. Kerr and Mr. 0 B.Covran.
Valuator   Money to Loan   Farms
for Sale
Not ry Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,    NP.W WESTMINSTER
New    Wellington.
Lump, Nut, pea
and SlacK
Foot Sixth St.        Phone 105 Pace 4
New Westoninflter. B.C., Dec. 1, 181e
(Continued from I'age One)
The   speeches    generally,    as     intimated,    were   of   a   serious,   dignified
and    yet    cheerful,    courageous    and
optimistic order, that of  Major Glossop
being marked by a serious   view  of   the
war and of   Canada's   share   and   place
therein,    which,    while    acknowledged,
was diplomatically tempered and  modified by subsequent  speakers,   especially
by Mr. Whiteside, Mayor Gray, and Mr.
Lusby.     Aid.    McAdam's   remarks,   in
proposing this toast, were appropriately
serious  and   patriotic   intone.    Mr. R.
C. McDonald was most effective, impressive, and evidently sincere   in   his   well
expressed tribute to the sterling qualities
of the guest of honor, Mr. David While-
side, M.P'P., who responded in  a characteristically modest, forceful aud telling
manner.    Mr. L. B. Lusby, in proposing
"The City," a subject   whicli  his   high
standing in the business  community  as
well   as in  the Liberal   party eminently
fitted him to deal with, incidentally paid
a warm tribute to tlu   civic   administration of Mayor Gray and  the Aldermanic
Hoard for the current year.     Mr. Gray,
in   responding,    prefaced    his   remarks
with an expression of unbounded  confidence in the integrity and ability of Premier Brewster and his  splendid   galaxy
of able men, including  the  member for
this city, who had been elected   to   support him.    His Worship  also  reiterated
his unshaken confidence in the future of
the Royal City,  and   incidentally   mentioned that a great  new   industry to   be
located here would be shortly announced
that would surprise   the   citizens.    Mr.
J. G. Robson, who  proposed  "Our New
Government," betrayed a grasp of larger
business   and   public   questions   and   a
power and   lucidity of   expression   that
should insure his being heard of  further
in this field.    Mr. J   W. Weart, who responded first to  this   toast, sketched  in
outline some of the big problems   ahead
of   the    new    Government,    which   he
thought would take   au   extra  summer
session next year to work out   and   gel
fairly started.
Mr. Oliver's response, which would
take much more space than is available
here to deal even partially with, was
remarkable for au unqualified tribute to
the high and sterling qualities of Premier Brewster, whose firsl entry into the
Legislature, years ago, had been marked
by an earnest desire and determination
to be of use, not only to his constituency,
but to the people of the whole Province.
"I have never," said Mr. Oliver, "met
a more sterling, upright man, than the
Hon. H. C. Ilrewster, Premier of British
Columbia. And behind that man you
have the pick of the men of the Province, pledged to legislation, not for the
benefit of the Liberal party, but for the
benefit of the whole Province." Mr.
Oliver outlined at some length a number of the serious problems ahead of the
new Government, partly as a result of
the great war, but largely on account of
the long period of prodigal misgovern-
ment that the Province had suffered. In
regard to expenditure, Mr. Oliver said,
ihe Government would have to lie guided
by the principle that every dollar expended should be reproductive. Simplification and consolidation of laws,
citing in this connection tlie necessity
for a practically new Municipal Act, to
save time and money and avoid litigation, was another great reform that
the new Government would have to
carrv out. There was only one way of
salvation for the country generally, and
that was by the practice ol economy and
thrift, public and private, and by the
utilization of every ounce of power for
}.he economic and industrial development of the Province. In this great
task, the new Government would require
and he believed would have the co-operation of the people of the Province generally.
Good Work by Local Prisoners of War
Oommittee���Effort to Relieve Local
Improvement Taxpayers-City Fathers Have Bargain Counter.
Monday night's Council meeting, at
which were present Mayor Gray and all
the Aldermen, did not develop any sensational features, if Mr. Haudcock's
complaint about boys in the Library
he excepted, but matters of considerable interest were brought up iu some
of the nuinerous'couimunicutions aud reports, whichfp roduced considerable
discusssion before being finally disposed of. The good work being
quietly done by the local Prisoners of
War Relief Committee was brought before the Council in a communication
from a committee of the Board of Trade
that had looked into the matter, and a
recommendation approved for taking
steps to have the local committee officially recognized at Red Cross and War
Relief headquarters in England, with
the view of facilitating and increasing
the efficiency of its work. Progress is
to be noted from the proceedings of the
Council in the effort lo devise some
means of granting relief lo local improvement taxpayers on paved streets
from the heavy burden of the special
taxes. 'I'he City Fathers also authorized
the sale of several pieces of unused machinery and other material al what wouid
appear to be "good bargains."
The following communications were
received and dealt with:
Prom the City Solicitors, re tug Hero,
stating that the claim of Kwen Cannery
for $48.40, for damages done to boom",
had been paid by lessees of tug and
handed to claimants.  Received and filed.
From the City Solicitors, re claim of
Nels Nelson for allowance of water from
city in lieu of small stream cut off by
construction of Sapperton sewer, enclosing copy of letter from Mr. Joseph Martin, K. C, stating that, in his opinion,
Mr. Nelson has no claim against the
city; also enclosing account for advice,
Jibi; Received and filed, and account
ordered paid,
From T- Holland, asking for a light at
the corner of Sixth ave. and the Boulevard. Received and referred to Light
Committee to report.
From the Chief of the Fire Department, asking that a committee be formed
to go into the matter of fire prevention
with him, to consider such preventive
measures as a clean-up day once or twice
a year and lectures for the instruction of
children on fire prevention. Received
and appointment of comniiltee as suggested approved.
From the secretary of the Vancouver
Board of Trade, enclosing copy of a resolution passed by the Board urging
upon the Provincial Government completion of highway between Hope and
Princeton, a distance of seventy miles.
On motion of Aids. Goulet and Johnston, the resolution was endorsed.
From the Dominion Shingle & Cedar
Co., Ltd., located just at the city end of
the Lulu Island bridge, re side-track to
B.C.E.R. aud agreement with city regarding same, and enclosing copy of a
letter from the General Supt. of the B.
C. K. R. Received and referred to Board
of Works to act.
From W. Norman Bole, again asking
for construction of sidewalk on Royal ave.
between Third and Fourth sts. Aid. Jar.
dine reported that lo construct sidewalk
on right line and level an expenditure of
$1200 would be required to remove
earth. Referred fiuallv to Board of
Works to report on possibility of cheaper
temporary plan.
From the Chief of the Fire Department, reporting resignations of Firemen
Wren, Hume, aud Roc, and recommending Messrs. Martig, Vincent, and Johnston for the vacancies. Received, resignations accepted, and recommendations
for appointment of successors adopted,
From P. Barclay and otners, petitioning for a light at the corner of Sixteenth
and Nanaimo streets. Referred to Light
Committee to report, and to report at
same time on a verbal application for a
light at corner of Ninth and St. Andrew's
From the Department of Labor, Ottawa, enclosing copy of an Order-in-Conn-
cil bearing on the cost of living. Received and filed.
From the City Engineer and Assessment Commissioner, reporting re assessment of Mr. Dauphinee's property on
Second street, to the effect that assessment is equitable as compared with other
property, based on total frontage. Received and filed.
From the City Electrician, stating that
the offer made by the Canadian General
Electric Co., Vancouver, for wire, motor
and semi-Deisel engine, constituting
present Lulu Island pumping plant, was
SL 289.60; and that cost of proposed new
pumping plant with ylertric motor would
be $1,402.98. Received, to bp dealt with
From W. A. Handcock, complaining
of boys making noise and disturbance in
Public Library. Mr. Hanecock, being
given permission to speak, supported his
complaints verbally. Aid. McAdam,
chairman of Library Committee, found,
on investigating complaints at Library,
that Mr. Handcock made more noise
than the boys. Filially referred to Library Committee to report.
From the secretary-treasurer of the
Union of B. C. Municipalities, with
copies of a resolution passed at Vernon
convention of the U. B. C. M., recently,
recommending that the Provincial Government take over the Tranquille Sanitarium and operate same as a Provincial
institution, and to that end that a sum
be placed in the estimates for the ensuing year sufficient to construct and equip
a building at Tranquille for the treatment of advanced cases of tuberculosis;
and further that the Dominion Government be requested to pay for treatment
of all cases of tuberculosis patients who
have not resided in the Province at least
one year prior to their admission to the
Sanitarium. On motion, communication
received and resolution of U.B.C.M. approved.
F'rom a committee of the Board of
Trade re work done by the local committee of the Prisoners of War Relief
Fund, recommending that this committee
be recognized by the British Red Cross
Society, to whom the local committee
could furnish names and addresses of
prisoners of war for whom they undertake to forward weekly parcels; the committee of the Board of Trade, therefore,
ask tbe Mayor and Council to communis
cate with the Central Prisoners of War
Committee, the British Red Cross Society and tlie Canadian Red Cross .Society
in England, asking official recognition
for the Prisoners of War Relief Committee in this city, at same time giving them
the continued privilege of supplying the
needs of the prisoners of war, whicli
they have be^n doing at the rate of
something over $250 per month. Recommend a tion adopted.
The Pol ice Co imittee reported, recommending payment of account of T.
II.  Grant, $12.60.    Adopted.
The Committee of the Whole reported,
1. That $650 offered by Canadian General Electric Co. for 75 h. p. motor, and
$64 for old direct current motor be accepted.
2. That $600 offered by same company
for semi-Deisel engine at pumping station, Lulu Island, be accepted.
3. That the City Electrician be instructed to make arrangements with the
Telephone Co. re pole line to pumping
station, l.ulu Island.
4. That proposals of Canadian General
Electric Co. for purchase of wire used
on harbor improvement work, and now
stored at Board of Works warehouse,
viz.: $600 for wire, or 30 cents per foot
or 20 cents per lb., be referred to the
City Electrician to report as to best offer
for Acceptance.
5. That the City Electrician report on
all other material which city has for disposal.
6. That, re application of firemen for
restoration of old schedule of wages, the
Mayor be asked to call a special meeting
of the Council to further consider the
7. That the question of granting relief to property holders on paved streets
on  local improvement   taxesj has   had
careful consideration by the committee,
and the- City Treasurer has been instructed to prepare a statement, and
upon receipt of same the committte will
further consider the matter.
On motion, the report was adopted.
Aid. Jardine, chairman of the Board of
Works, reported that the Supt. of Works
had advised him of a piece of sidewalk
on Tenth st. which required renewal.
The estimated cost would be $200, and
he recommended that the work should
be done.    Adopted.
Aid. Bryson, chairman of the Finance
Committee, reported, recommending
that the City Solicitors' account, recently
Concluded on Page Three
Fancy Soft Shells
The quality of the Diamond
Brand Nuts is guaranteed.
They are put up in packages
that the consumer may easily
identify, and always he sure
of getting these guaranteed
nuts :
Diamond Brand, 1-lb. pkg.30
California New Season's Table
Raisins, 1-lb, pkg 20c
2-lb. pkg 35c
Gold Medal Peaches,   2s, per
tin ,   20c
Gold Medal Apricots,  2s, per
tin  20c
Dill Pickles, good size, dozen  '" .<MMt 15c
Barbadoes Molasses, lb 8c
Genuine    b'astern   Dry   Salt
Cod, lb 12 l-2c
Dr, Price's Baking Powder, a
cream of tartar baking powder ���the best on the market���
6-oz. tin 20c
12-oz. tin 40c
2 1-2 lb. tin  $1.15
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
308 Sixth St, Phone 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2nd St. Phone 598
Edmonds, Gray Block Phone 1111L
Sapperton, Gnhr Block Phone 1012
Several new models have been added   to  the range
of styles carried in our Corset Department.
Low bust, short hip; sizes 20 to 26.    Price-.$2.50
Medium high bust;    long and   short  hip;    elastic
across back of hips; sizes 20 to  30-. $3.50 to $4.50
Medium and high bust; long skirts;   elastic across
back.     Price $4.50to$10
Gossard   Brassieres
Brassieres -In heavy linen; trimmed with lace and insertion;   sizes
34 to 4t.    Special. '....75c
W. S. Collister & Go.
The Store  for Women's Wear
P. O. Box 933
Westminster  Iron  Works
JOHN  REID,   Proprietor
General Machine Work, Engineering and
Manufacturers of   Structural and Ornamental Ironwork
SmS   New Westminster, B. C.
James & Mc lughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B. C.
Front and Sixth Sts.     Phone 302
Let Us Do  It?
You  needn't   do   your   own
Washing or send it to a
The Royal City Laundry
(White Labor Only.)
will do it for you.
PHONE 183.     814 ROYAL AVp,
��o 3nfoe3tor$
Principal repayable 1st October, 1919.
Interest payable half-yearly, 1st April and 1st October by cheque (free
of excbang�� at any chartered Bank in Canada! at the rate of five per cent
per an om from the date of purchase.
Holders of this stork will nave tbe privilege of surrendering at par and
accrued interest, as the equivalent of wsh, in p :������..�����.i.t of cp.y gllotjggnt
made under any future war loan issue in Canada other than an Issue of
Treasu y Bills or other like short date security.
Proceeds of this stock are for war purposes only.
A commission of one-quarter of one per cent will be allowed to recognized bond and stock brokers on allotments made in respect of applications
for this stock which bear their stamp.
For application forms apply to the Deputy Minister of Finance, Ottawa.
OCTOBER  1th,  191(5;
No. 4 $21.00
No. 6 $33.50
No. 9 $66 50
No. 10     $102.00
No. 11 $137.00
Thousands of Records, all the latest, to select
from. A large stock of Victrolas; every style and
finish. Comfortable parlors to see and hear them.
The same privacy and convenience as though in
your own home. A small cash payment, balance
easy terms, makes you the owner of one.
Model 30 $40.00
Model 50 $68.50
Model 75 $100.00
Violins, Mandolins, Ball-
jog, Etc.    :    :     :     :     :
Pianos Sewing machines
521 Columbia St.
New Westminster, B. C,


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