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Weekly News Digest and Journal of  Observation and Comment.
Vol. I.
Number 10
It will be remembered what a frantic tirade of
abuse���what a "raking fore and aft"���the Liberal
leader, Mr. Brewster, called down upon his devoted
head, from too zealous Government supporters, by his
since more than justified severe criticism of the Government's Returned Soldiers' Homestead Bill. While
this light artillery practice against Mr. Brewster, for
daring to expose the glaring inconsistencies and defects of the'measure as introduced, was going on in
the House, the News-Advertiser was trying to qualify
for another Indian reservation subsidy by annihilating
with its righteous scorn any bold newspaper critic of
the same Government measure, and a very trenchant
criticism of the bill reproduced by the Vancouver Sun
from the columns of the Omineca Herald drew forth
a perfect paroxysm of indignant invective from the
faithful Government defender. "If this article," it
shrieked, "were written by a German, inspired by
hate of the Canadian soldier; or a speculative land
holder enraged because he has to part with his land
grant or pay for it, it could not be more angry or resentful. We have not seen a more strenuous effort to
prejudice the people who stay at home against this
soldiers' bill or against the soldiers themselves."
So much for the News-Advertiser, with its prostitution of a mock patriotism for party purposes which
is characteristic of this Government and its apologists
both in and out of the House. By the time the Omineca Herald got through with the N.-A., however.it
probably wished it had restrained its misdirected zeal
a little. We have space to reproduce but a portion of
the well deserved castigation so ably administered by
our northern contemporary, not only to the ill-advised
organ, but to the patrons for whom it spoke. Says
the Herald:
"As the News-Ad., by innuendo, questions the nationality, the patriotism, the politics and the purpose
of the writer of the Herald's article, we will clear that
point up first. The writer is a Canadian who offered
his services for the front and who has brothers now
there. He has never cast any but a Conservative vote
in a Dominion or Provincial election. He saw the land
boom in B. C. come and go and does not hold an acre
of agricultural land in B. C. nor a ton of those rock
piles which the Land Department and the News-Ad.
would give to. the soldiers as farms. The Herald is
not a Liberal paper and does not ask any party to
stand sponsor for its opinions. Its patriotism may
differ in quality to that of the News-Ad. We hope it
does. The Herald's brand of patriotism does not carry
the seared dollar mark of the Songhees reserve steal,
nor is it pap fed by fat Government contracts.
"The Herald knows this Northern Interior country;
it knows the hundreds of splendid fellows who left
here to serve the Empire, and from this knowledge
predicts that, were the News-Ad. man to offer one of
these boys who know the country 160 acres of Government 'agricultural' land as a recognition of his services, the answer would be a tap on the chin, or, if
the News-Ad. critic is no bigger than his cognition of
the land question, it would probably be a spanking.
"The Soldiers'Homestead Act proposes to take
back the lands that are not paid up within six months,
after allowing the holder of the agreement to select a
part of it equal to the value of the payments and surveys made. That means the Government gets the
"The land held under agreement of sale is very
largely unfit for agriculture. It is doubtful if ten per
cent, of the lands recovered would be arable, and
much of that would be inaccessible. Yet these are
the lands that the Government would turn over to the
soldiers as homesteads.
"That is a plain statement of fact that the Herald
is not afraid to make right in the district where the
lands lie, and where Government statistics are ridiculed.    *   *   *   *
"As a means of settling the idle lands with producers, the Soldiers' Homestead Act is a cheap political subterfuge. Why not speak the truth about it ?
Bowser-does not want a land problem and he does
want the soldiers' votes. He is trying to make a trade
by giving the soldiers the land problem in exchange
for a new lease of office. The News-Ad. knows the
(bill was made for the sole purpose of buying the soldiers' Votes, and knows that the people know it. Why
be hypocritical and mealv-mouthed about it?"
After the Returned Soldiers' Homestead Bill had
been "torpedoed" with necessary amendments forced
upon the Government so that its best friends wouldn't
know it, we find Lieut. MacKenzie���who has evidently
seen a great light-now backing up Mr. Brewster
in firing another shot into the measure.^ It is the bill
now which has been "raked fore and aft"���not the
Liberal leader, for reconstructing it.
The short lived, "made in Germany" Irish revolution fiasco, while a deplorable incident, in the considerable loss of life, injury, and damage to property, in
the city of Dublin particularly, which it involved, has
had the good effect���besidfis demonstrating anew the
essential loyalty and solidarity of all parts of the British Empire against the common enemy of Britain and
of humanity���of clarifying the political situation so
far as the Irish question is concerned, in much the
same way that a precipitate clears a glass of murky
liquid. It has demonstrated once and for all, if such
demonstration were needed, that Ireland, as an integral part of the British Empire, is loyal to the core,
Home Rulers equally with anti-Home Rulers; that the
irreconcilable, disaffected element is temperamental
rather than political, and relatively insignificant numerically
Instead of prejudicing the cause of Home Rule,
this German managed uprising, and its speedy collapse
for want of a sympathetic field to develop in���reprobated and resisted as strongly by the Nationalists
throughout Ireland as by the Unionists of Ulster-
ought to greatly further that cause, by dispelling the
mists of prejudice and misunderstanding that have
cast an undeserved suspicion and reproach upon the
motives and aims of the constitutional Home Rule
party, of which John Redmond-is leader. With Sir
Edward Carson and John Redmond and the followers
of each standing shoulder to shoulder in defence of
the Empire against foes without and traitors within,
a repetition of the unfortunate setting of one part of
Ireland against the other over the Home Rule question, to which the first named statesman mistakenly
lent himself before the war, ought to be forever impossible.
Besides this compensation for the recent deplorable
happenings in Ireland- which doubtless drew some of
their motive and animus from a consideration of what
might, under different conditions and circumstances,
have happened elsewhere���there will be keen satisfaction throughout the Empire in the bitter disappointment and chagrin with which the high German intriguants must contemplate the complete and ignominous
failure of their latest poorly calculated and dastardly
effort to stir up traitorous aid for the desperate German cause within the British Empire.
As for the in some respects gifted, but erratic and
apparently deranged Irishman, Sir Roger Casement,
who lent himself to this treasonable enterprise, the
probabilities are that he will, owing to previous record
and public services and doubts as to his present sanity, -
escape the capital penalty that has inevitably fallen
upon the responsible ringleaders in Ireland who, at
such a time, led their unfortunate dupes into the terrible mistake of trying to play the German game of
stabbing Britain in the back.
On the 19th of April last, President Wilson despatched to the German Government the nearest thing
to an ultimatum that has passed between Washington
and Berlin since the sinking of the Lusitania by a
German submarine a year ago Sunday last, in these
explicit and unmistakable terms: "Unless the Imperial Government should now declare in effect an abandonment of its present methods of submarine warfare
against passenger and freight carrying vessels, the
Government of the United States can have no choice
but to sever diplomatic relations with the German Empire altogether."
This peremptory note, amounting to an ultimatum,
which followed the torpedoing of the English channel
steamer Sussex, the latest of a long series of submarine outrages since the Lusitania in which jeopardy or
loss of life to American passengers was involved, it
was expected by the American Government would be
replied to within three or four days, but Washington
waited patiently from the 19th of April to the 5th of
May, over two weeks, before Berlin spoke. When the
long delayed reply was received, it proved, like most
German diplomatic papers, since the war at least, to
be a labored, tortuous, evasive, and dishonest effort,
designed to keep the United States Government "on
the string," while side-stepping the direct issue.
There was a reluctant admission to begin with that an
examination of the evidence submitted with the American note had demonstrated the possibility, previously attempted to be denied, that the Sussex actually
had been torpedoed by a German submarine. Then
followed a long drawn out review of Germany's submarine policy and record, compounded of about equal
parts of whining hypocrisy, mendacity, and impudence, designed, in the first place, to throw the whole
blame for the submarine outrages on the supremely
hated British foe, on account of the perfectly legiti-
Continued on Pa^e Two ���
In an order of the day thanking the British troops
engaged in the suppression of the rebellion at Dublin,
Lieut.-General Sir John Maxwell, the officer in supreme
command, said further; "I especially wish to express
my gratitude to the Irish regiments which have so
largely helped to crush the rising."
The Dominion Government bill to aid provincial
legislation prohibiting the liquor traffic���making it illegal for liquor to be imported into or exported from
provinces adopting prohibition���was passed by the
Senate on May 5, Senator Power's six months' hoist
motion being defeated on a vote of 33 to 5.
Dr. Bowser has issued another of .his periodical
clinical bulletins from the bedside of the chronically
diseased Bowser Government. A characteristic of
these inimitable productions is that the lower the pa-
tient sinks the higher rises the auto-optimism of the
Bowser barometer bulletins. The latest, voiced by the
party ^ress with bated breath, a few days ago, under a Victoria date line, is in terms following: "Prospects arejooking exceedingly bright for the return of
the Government, Premier Bowser said in an interview,
here." If Dr. Bowser uses the word "return" in the
sense of "dissolution" into its original elements, the
forecast is about right.
The American Chamber of Commerce of Paris recently sent the following cable to President Wilson:
"In violation of every principle of humanity, in the
face of repeated remonstrances and solemn warnings
on the part of the United States, the German Government, like an assassin in the night, treacherously,
without notice, has again struck down unarmed merchant and passenger ships, sending scores of helpless
men, women and children to their deaths. On behalf
of humanity, we demand that this intolerable situation
shall cease. On behalf of our fellow citizens, murdered and maimed, we protest against continuance of diplomatic relations with a government whose blood madness, ferocity and lawlessness has brought upon it the
execration of the civilized world."
The following incident well illustrates German perfidy and true hearted Irish loyalty:' Immediately after
the outbreak of the recent Irish revolution, says a
late London despatch, German soldiers in trenches opposite the Irish divisions fighting on the western front
put up signs inviting Irishmen to join the Germans,
according to news received by John E, Redmond, the
Irish Nationalist leader, from his brother, Captain
William H. Redmond, now at the front. One notice
read: "Irishmen in Ireland are in revolution. English guns are firing on your wives and children. Sir
Roger Casement persecuted. Throw your arms away.
We give you hearty welcome." The Irishmen answered by playing an Irish air and "Rule Britannia" on
mouth organs.
Mr. H. C. Brewster, leader of the Liberal party in
British Columbia, says the Sun, has announced his position on Mr. Bowser's proposed referendum on women's suffrage, in the following communication received by the executive of the Women's Liberal Association: "If the women's organizations are willing to
rely upon the pledge of the Liberal party to pass a
women's suffrage bill and to repudiate Mr. Bowser's
referendum, the Liberal party will certainly carry out
its pledge to enact such legislation regardless of the
result of the referendum. If, however, the women's
associations'prefer to accept the principle of a referendum and make the question of women's suffrage an
issue at the coming election by means of the proposed
referendum, the Liberal party will no doubt feel obligated to abide by the result of the vote."
A good thing for the public interests, but which
bodes no particular good for the Bowser Government
when it can no longer hold back from going before
the tribunal of the people in the general election, is
the fact that it has not been able to control the entire
press of the Province and make it subservient to its
will. Leaving out of the count the well known papers
in this part of the Province, including the Victoria
Times, the doyen of theLiberal press of the Province,
which do not bow the knee to the Bowser Baal, there
is a fair sprinkling all over the country of able, vigorous, and outspoken journalistic champions of independent Liberal and reform principles, and hence uncompromising opponents of the degenerate and moribund remnant of an Administration at Victoria. The
Inland Sentinel, of Kamloops (Daily), is one of the
foremost and oldest of these, and prominent on the
honor roll as well are such representative papers as
the Prince Rupert Daily News, the Omineca Herald,
New Hazelton.^he Bella Coola Courier, the Armstrong
Advertiser, and the Grand Forks Sun. More power
to their elbows! Pa-e 2
New Westminster, B.
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New Westminster, B. C, by the Pacific Canadian Printing
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The Bel la Coola Courier was good enough to welcome the advent of The Pacific Canadian in the following complimentary terms: - "From a literary standpoint it will from the start occupy a high position,
which may be realized from even a cursory perusal.
* * * * With its high ideals, together with undoubted editorial ability, we bespeak for it a prosperous career."
This paper made the observation some weeks ago-
apropos of the systematic policy of the Bowser Government and its apologists to make light of the heavy
public indictment against the Administration, individually and collectively-that nothing would fizz on such
case-hardened political offenders but charges of a
criminal nature that would land them in the prisoner's
dock and possibly in jail, a la Sir Rodmond Roblin &
Co., of Manitoba ill-fame. Well, Mr. Brewster, is
going to accommodate the Bowser bunch-if Attorney-
General Bowser will do his official duty?���with a prosecution under the Criminal Code of Canada for breach
of trust, in handing over, unlawfully, to the P. G. E.
practically the full amount of moneys arising from
Government guaranteed bonds, before the line was
completed. Five years hard is the limit. Now Attorney-General Bowser will have a chance (in his favorite dual role) to do something to Premier Bowser!
We wouldn't mind betting that he "won't do a thing!"
However, there'll be a new Attorney-General before
long, when there will be something doing!
Continued from  Page One
mate and humane British naval blockade maintained,
and then to throw the full weight of the blame, in a
secondary sense, on the United States���for having
failed to comply with Germany's previous demand
that the United States should compel Great Britain to.
abandon its blockade and present Germany with the
"freedom of the seas"!
The American people are also slyly reminded that
"the German people know to what considerable extent
its enemies are supplied with all kinds of war material
from the United States." Which Germany knows is
perfectly legitimate, and would take advantage of herself but for the British navy! After this tricky and
truculent reminder and a further hypocritical pretense
that Germany is actuated by the thought "of the
great doom which threatens the entire civilized world
should the cruel and sanguinary war be extended and
prolonged," we are. brought to the one grain, in the
whole stack of evasion and insolence, of anything approaching a reply to the American ultimatum, as follows: "The German Government, guided by this
idea, notifies the Government of the United States
that German naval forces have received the following
order: In accordance with the general principles of
visit and search, and the destruction of merchant vessels recognized by international law, such vessels both
within and without the area declared a naval war
zone, shall not be sunk without warning; and without
saving human lives, unless the ship attempts to escape
or offers resistance."
But even this apparent concession, the treacherous
and bloodthirsty Hun hastens to qualify, explain away,
and practically withdraw by virtually making the
carrying into effect of these alleged new orders to the
German naval forces conditional on the United States
compelling Great Britain to lift the British naval blockade which is strangling Germany economically. Should
the steps which it is expected will be taken to this end
by the Government of the United States not attain the
desired object, the note actually concludes, "the German Government will then be facing a new situation
in which it must reserve to itself complete liberty of
It is not surprising that President Wilson, as we
are told, considered the German reply very unsatisfactory. He cannot be deceived for a moment by the reluctant, pretended, and virtually withdrawn (because
attached to an impossible condition) concession to the
American ultimatum. But he seized on this one grain
of pretended concession, and tossed the ball back to
Berlin, without any unnecessary loss of time, informing the German Government, so the despatches tell
us, that the United States accepts its "declaration of
abandonment" of its former submarine policy, and relies upon a scrupulous execution of the altered policy
to remove the principal danger of an interruption of
the good relations existing between the two countries.
At the same time, the German Government is given
clearly to understand that the United States cannot
for a moment entertain, much less discuss, a suggestion that any condition should be considered as attached to Germany's concession.
And now it is squarely up to Germany again, as
President Wilson shrewdly determined, through the*
opening afforded him, to put it the German game
evidently being, primarily, to hold on to the submarine
outrage policy; at the same time, to avoid, if possible,
for its own purposes, a break with the United States;
but, if it must come, to throw the direct responsibility
for the break, also for its own purposes, upon the
United States. No one can doubt what the ultimate
outcome must be, and that before very long, as no one
can doubt that there will be a practically unbroken
continuance of the submarine outrages by Germany.
TheC. P. R. is arranging to spend $3,500,000 to
prepare 1,000 farms in community settlements to meet
the problem of employing returned soldiers. The
scheme includes the erection of a house, barn and
fencing, the digging of a well, and the breaking and
cultivation of 50 acres on ea'ch farm. There will be
agriculturists to aid and instruct the purchasers of
these improved farms and social conditions have not
been overlooked. TheC. P. R. is one of the world's
greatest corporations and understands the land settlement problem. Just compare this idea with the wild
scheme of the B. C. Government to give the soldier
160 acres of bush land and expect him to make a farm
out of it.    Omineca Herald.
An amusing, if it were not deplorable, sidelight
has been thrown upon the incident of the $2,000 commission received by H. C. Hanington, an official in the
Attorney-General's department, for assisting in the
purchase of a court house site in Victoria by the Government. On further examination before the Public
Accounts Committee, Mr. Hanington testified in effect
that it was his recollection that there was an understanding with Mr. Bowser that he (Hanington) was
to get a commission for the services in question, but
he found now, after conversation with Premier Bowser on the question, that the Premier's recollection did
not agree with his own, therefore, to quote Mr. Han-
ington's naive and self-deprecating recantation, "having a greater regard for his memory than I have for
my own���of course, he has a perfectly miraculous
memory to my mind���I took it that his recollection
must bt correct, and that I must have been mistaken."
"Miraculous" -the doing of the impossible���is rather
good in that connection. Poor Hanington had to go,
however, in deference to an outraged sense of  public
Eropriety.   Premier Bowser is hanging on  to   "get
is" from the people direct.   ���
Referring to that little missionary meeting that Hon.
Wm. Manson, member for Skeena and President of
the Council, lately tried to address at Mount Pleasant,
Vancouver, where he got heckled so unmercifully, the
Bella Coola Courier, which speaks authoritatively for
the district which the "Hon. William" temporarily
misrepresents, has this to say ina late issue: "We
have not felt called upon to mention our representative, Hon. Wm. Manson, very often in our columns of
late, because we have considered him nearly out of
the game of politics, in this district anyhow. And, if
he had continued to confjne himself to his self-chosen
task of being a 'rubber stamp' only, it is likely he
would have escaped our attention at this time also,
But we understand that he aspires to become Minister
of Agriculture, to be the one person in the Province
clothed with the highest authority in the direction of
promoting agriculture. To those who know William
this seems like a huge joke. But he takes it seriously
enough himself, and, the other day in order to do
something to qualify himself for the position in the
eyes of Mr. Bowser at least, we went over to Vancouver to make a speech in the interest of the Government. But alas! instead of covering himself with
honor he became the subject of much scoffing. The
audience of 122 persons asked him so many awkward
questions which he could not answer that the chairman
had to abruptly close the meeting. Too late, Mr. Man-
son no doubt realizes how much better it would have
been if he had shown some independence in the past,
that he had refrained from defending and supporting
every raid made by the Government on the public
treasury and our resources. The chickens are coming
home to roost at last. Mr. Manson will find at the
next election that it does not pay to put his faith in
earthly princes."
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Page 3
May Day in the Royal City���just a
week ago to-day ��� was favored with
"Queen's weather," and was a grand
Your friends can buy any thing you
can give them���except your photograph.
Hurndall does fine work at 624 Columbia
St.     Phone 125R.
Mrs. Agnes Wiggin, photographer,
has removed to 513 Westminster Trust
Building, Columbia st. Good elevator
service.    Phone 285. *
The river boat SS. Fort Langley has
started on her summer schedule and is
now leaving New Westminster on her
up river run at 4 p.m. instead of at 3 p.m.
Patronize your own town or move out,
is the advice of the Reliable Furniture
Co. iu an adv. on 4th page. Good
motto. *
Local boys who have just joined the
131st Battalion are G. S. Monk, son of
Mr. Martin Monk; Laurie Nelson, son
of Mr. Nels Nelson, Ranklin Archibald,
and D. J. Spring.
The Germans continue to bang away
at Verdun���nearly three months uow���
as if, like the man that grabbed the
grizzly by the tail, they dare not let go.
The grizzly is getting them, though.
"A Trip to Cariboo" is the subject of
a lecture to be delivered by Judge Howay,
next Monday evening, in Knox Presbyterian Church, Sapperton, under the
auspices of the Ladies' Aid.
Mr. George Trapp, son of Mr. T. J.
Trapp, this city, returned on Saturday
after completing his third year Applied
Science at the McGill University, Montreal. Miss Nita Trapp also returned,
following her fourth Science and Arts at
Toronto University.
William Smedley, an old and respected
resident of Port Haney, aged seventy
years, died in the Royal Columbian Hospital, Monday of last week. The funeral
took place the following Wednesday to
the Maple Ridge cemetery. The deceased
had been ill for the past year.
Capt. Payne, Langley municipal clerk,
who recently returned from Winnipeg,
where he successfully passed his examinations at the officers' training school,
expects to leave shortly for the front.
Captain Sellers, another Langley officer,
is now on his wav to England.
We are still doing business at the
old stand. If there is anything we
can do for you in the plumbing, heating or sheet metal line, 'phone 586.
Mannering & MacKenzie will give
your needs their immediate attention. ���
One year's imprisonment with hard
labor was the sentence meted out by
Police Magistrate Edmonds in Police
Court Monday morning, to Patrick Sullivan, a private in the 131st Battalion,
for having absented himself without
leave. Capt. Motherwell stated that
the man had a bad record, drink being
the chief trouble.
And now it's the Bowser Government's
much heralded, much vaunted Shipbuilding Bill that will have to be "raked fore
and aft," "torpedoed," and reconstructed before it is fit for anything. Everybody's throwing rocks at it, The cheapest thing will be to "torpedo" the junk
factory that's turning out that sort of
stuff!    Not yet, but soon!
In his notice of motion to institute
criminal proceedings against the Bowser
Government for breach of trust re P.G.
B. (seepage 2), Mr. Brewster recites
that the Government has put up practically all the money expended on the
railway, thus: Money expended, $18,-
802,805.59; paid over by Government.
$18,035,198.54.   Next!
The remains of the late Andrew Gau-
<din, a former well known resident of
.New Westminster, who died iu Stettler,
Alta., were brought to the city and interred in the Odd Fellows' Cemetery
Tuesday afternoon. The funeral was
held from the Free Methodist Church,
.Rev. Mr. Marsh, of Seattle, aud Rev.
\W. S. A. Crux officiating.
Major-General Sir Julian Hedworth
George Byng, a divisional commander of
the regular British army since the outbreak of the European war, has succeeded General Alderson at the front in
command of the Canadian overseas
forces, according to an official Ottawa
announcement. General Alderson has
retired and will return to England, it is
said. General Byng served in Egypt,
India and South Africa, and was promoted to his present rank in 1909.
The funeral of the late James Gowen
Smith, an old, widely known, and much
respected pionter of New Westminster
City and District (whose death occurred
jit the Royal Columbian Hospital the
previous Saturday), was held on Monday
��>f this week, from the residence of Mr.
J. II. Watson, Carnarvon street, to the
Odd Fellows' Cemetery. Rev. F. W.
Kerr and Rev. Dr. Dunn conducted the
funeral services. The pall bearers were
Messrs. C. G. Major, T. R. Pearson, II.
C. Major, R. Ilryce Brown, John Sprott,
and J. S. Clute.
Finance Minister White announced at
Ottawa, the other day, in connection
with the new $15,000,000 loan to the C.
N. R., that, beginning July 1st next, the
Dominion and British Columbia Governments will have to begin paying between
them $4,500,000 annual interest on Government guaranteed bonds of the C.N.R.
Our share will be about half that amount.
McBride - Bowser - MacKenzie - Mann
i chickens already come home to roost, as
predicted, on necks of B. C. taxpayers!
How nice!
No definite date has yet been set for
the route march to be made through the
Fraser Valley by the 131st Westminster
battalion, but it will probably be made
next week, if the weather by that time
seems to have settled somewhat. Both
bands will be along, and open-air concerts will be given at all the points
visited, which will probably include Port
Moody, Port Coquitlam, Hammond
Haney, Mission, Matsqui, Abbotsford,
Aldergrove, Murrayville, and Milner,
and possibly also Mt. Lehman and Lang
ley Fort. The battalion will probably be
four days on the road,
Money to Loan
for Sale
Notary Public
Guichon Block, Columbia and MeKenzie Sts.,   NEW WESTMINSTER
The plot thickens! Gosden, glib Government witness at Victoria, has been
arrested for perjury by Liberals. He had
a Government "hush" job, too, and a
tough record!
The death in this city, last week; at
the age of 86, of Mrs. Margaret Stoddart, relict of the late Thomas Stoddart,
sr., removed a most respected resident
of New Westminster for many years, and
a former resident of Langley for about
five years. The deceased lady left five
daughters, three sons, 42 grand-children
and ten great grand-children. The
daughters are Mrs. Thomas Gifford
(wife of Thomas Gifford, M.L-A.), Mrs.
Thomas Turnbull and Mrs. R. A. Fulton, all of this city; Mrs. John Jardine,
Esqulmalt; Mrs. Stanley Towle, Langley, and the sons are Mr. Thomas Stoddart, New Westminster, and Messrs.
James and Adam Stoddart, St. Paul,
Gitv  Market.
Favored by the fine weather, there was
a large attendance of both buyers and
sellers at the weekly market to-day.
Meats, principally veal and pork, were
in large supply, with good demand, at
16c to 18c per lb. wholesale for veal,
and 12c to 14c pork; voung pigs, $3 to
$6.50 each.
Poultrv was hardly up to the usual
supply, with no change in prices. Young
ducks, in small supply, sold at 30c per
lb. Eggs were in fairly good supply,
with demand steady, at 25c to 30c wholesale.
Potatoes stood at $16 to $50, with very
iittle demand. There was a profusion
of flowers aud plants, anil a large supply
of rhubarb, which was hard lo dispose of
at any price owing to the high price to
which sugar has soared lately, about 10c
per lb.
A Most Successful Year.
In presenting his annual report at the
fifth annual meeting of the Y.M.C.A.,
in the Association building, Monday
evening last, President T. J. Trapp said
the institutiou had had a most successful
year. Among other things, it had been
a great boon to the local soldiers, in providing comfortable writing and reading
The financial report by G B. Cross
showed a total revenue for year ending
April 30 last of $5,600.84; total expenditure, $4,489.08; leaving a balance of
W. S. Collister's report showed a total
membership of 462���145 seniors, 155
juniors, and 161 soldiers.
Satisfactory reports were presented by
A. W. Dawe, physical department; J.D.
Kennedy, boys' division; and Mrs. T. J.
Trapp, Ladies' Auxiliary.
Messrs. Robert Buckland, Guy Whit-
aker, T. H. Barbaree, Dr. E. H. McEw-
en, and Capt. T. H. Smith were added
to the directorate, making fifteen.
City Municipal Matters.
The city tax rate has not yet been
struck, as the City Council is still work-
iug on the estimates and endeavoring to
figure out a way to keep the rate down
to the same basis as last year, 20 mills
net. Under the amendments to the
Municipal Act, rebates for prompt payments of taxes can only be offered on
the general rate and not on the levy for
interest, sinking fund, schools aud other
specific purposes, which will greatly reduce the amount of the rebate hereafter.
A protest from the Business Men's
Association against the noil -enforcement
of the closing by-law against smaller
stores in the city whicli were remaining
open after 6 p.m. was read at the Council meeting, Monday. Alderman Eastman raised the question as to whether
the by-law could be enforced. Mayor
Gray suggested that a new by-law should
be drafted as the present one is fifteen
years old. The opinion of the City Solicitor ou the question will be secured.
An appropriation of $1000 to grade and
seed the centre boulevards on Fifth and
Second streets was made by the City
Council, on Monday, Aldermen Jardine,
Goulet, Johmton, and McAdam voting
for, while Aldermen Bryson, Dodd anil
Eastman opposed on the grounds of the
necessity for economy.
fjoyal City Laundry
We make a special rate
Family   Washing
Deliveries both ways
Klectric.   Ironing; and every
modern appliance
Phone 183.      814 Royal Ave.
The lumber mill of Abernethy &
Lougheed, at Port Haney, has been purchased by the Maple Ridge Lumber Co.,
a subsidiary company of the B. C. Manufacturing Co. of this city. Both the
lumber and shingle mills will be operated. Messrs. Abernethy & Lougheed
will devote their attention exclusively
to logging operations on their timber
With Villa yet eluding the American
punitive expedition under General Pershing, which is yet swallowed up in darkest Mexico, another raid by Mexican
bandits was made across the border into
Texas, last week end, which resulted in
the killing of three American soldiers
and a ten-year-old boy, and the capturing of two American citizens, who would
doubtless meet the same end. Another
punitive expedition took the trail, with
results a    /et unknown.
Pack your lunch at Grant's
My Meat Pies and Sausage
Rolls are real fishermen's
Bakery, Lunch Room and Ice
Cream Parlors
The People's
Main Store     -     193 and 194
Sapperton branch       -       373
West End branch       -       650
Three Big Stores
of Plenty
��}�� Shaving Cream in tubes,
|     each  25c
a Shaving Sticks, each 25c
$ Shaving Powder, each.. 25c
Ribbon Dental Cream,
each 25c
Dental Powder,  each.. .25c
Toilet Water...50eand75c
Perfumes, assorted,
each 75c
a Cold Cream, each  50c
White Clematis, per box.35
Almond Cream, per box. .50
Rose, per box 50
"All Round,"2cakes....25
Violet, Rose, Eclat, Tinted
Dactylus, Cashmere Boquet,
Baby Talc; all, per tin... 25
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This season we show a wide choice of America's
prettiest aud daintiest Summer Materials. Remarkable for their style at so little cost. New
Voiles, Marquisettes, and Shadow Rice Cloths
that will charm you.    Widths about 40 inches.
per yard 35c, 50c, 75c and 90c
Horrockses White and
Colored Cottons
None so good as Horrockses. They wear and
wash to please.    Horrockses Khaki Drills  aud
Ducks -       25s 30c, 35c
Horrockses White Ducks, Drills, Whipcords,
Piques - - -        25c to 50c
Horrockses Bleached English Sheetings, 63, 72,
80 aud 90 inch widths. Per yard, 40c to 75c
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658 Clarkson Street
Opp. Court House, New Westminster
James & McClughan
Auto Tires & Accessories
New Westminster, B. C.
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New Westminster, B.C.,  May 12, 1916
tomey-General knew that H. C. Hanington was getting  a   commission   on   the
purchase  of a  court   house   site   here.
MacKenzie Now Helps Brewster That was the sworn testimony of  Mr.
,.m j_�� t ����.��q -mil    o~������   Tt,    Hanington before the   Public   Accounts
"Torpedo Land Bill-Some In- g^i&thtoiiaiitog." Mr. Watson
teresting "Privilege Questions clalmed that the heading was not borne
���Liberal Leader on Workmen's out by Hanington's evidence; though he
Compensation. did not question the accuracy of the   re-
,    port beneath the heading.
When the House resumed Tuesday af-      . ��Mr   Brewster, while on the question
ternoon, May 2nd, the Returned Soldiers'   0f privilege," called attention to  an ab-
Homestead Bill was again   taken   up   in  solute misstatement on the  same   ques-
,..,.. , M    i _   ra    tion bv the Colonist,   to  the effect   that
committee, having meanwhile been  re-  ^^ Bowser ^ tesUfied   before the
printed with the amendments which the Puyjc Accounts Committee, "iu the
Minister of Lands had been compelled most emphatic manner possible that he
to make by criticisms from  Government  had no knowledge  that   Mr. Hanington
had received any commission," whereas,
as Mr. Brewster pointed out, "the Pre-
suppoiters as well as by the  Opposition,
and which made the bill   almost  a   new
Mr. Brewster pointed out that there
was no mention of munition workers in
the bill. He reminded the Minister that
many British Columbians and other Canadians had gone over to the old country,
some leaving better positions, feeling
that they were able to give expert service in the manufacture of munitions.
Hon. Mr. Ross replied that from the
departmental standpoint it would be exceedingly difficult to get the information
regarding the munition workers that
could be got about soldiers, and for this
reason the Government must reject the
proposal to include munition workers.
If next year, amendments were required
to this bill, this one could be  included.
Mr. Brewster stated that he had just
received a letter from a munition worker,
who longed for the ease of British Columbia, telling of the loss of life anil
property  and   of   his   own   belongings
mier has not appeared before that com-
mittet to make any sworn statement in
connection with the Hanington matter."
Mr. Brewster further called attention
lo a ' 'gross breach of the privileges of
the House" committed by the Colonist,
in printing the absolutely false statement, attributed lo Premier Dowser,
that the Liberals "for three solid hours
in the House, spoke against" the action
fen have the alleged election frauds at
Vancouver investigated by a committee
of the House. "II is cominou knowledge
to everv one," said Mr. Brewster, "that
the Liberals did not do anything of the
kind, but rather tried to have the scope
of the inquiry enlarged."
Brewster Supports Bill.
On the second reading of the Workmen's Compensation Hill, wliich was
taken up next, Mr. Brewster said: "This
bill is one in which the Liberal party has
taken a great deal of interest and one
which we  desire to see enacted into law-
through Zeppelin raids.    This man  had  as quickly as possible. I would like to say
felt that he could do better work for the  to the member for Grand Porks frankly
Empire as a munition worker than by
shouldering a musket. Mr. Brewster
hoped that the Government would still
see its way to change its opinion on this
MacKenzie Backs Brewster.
Lieut. MacKenzie (Delta) for once
found himself able to support the leader
of the Opposition, and insisted that
munition workers were playing air important and a dangerous part in the war.
He would like to see them included, and
believed it would be conducive to land
settlement to include them.
Mr. Ross in the twinkling of an eye
changed his attitude, and the fact that
such a stalwart Government supporter as
the member for Delta supported the Opposition view led to this statement, within less than five minutes after the Government's inflexible resolution had been
announced: "If there is any well defined sentiment in the House in this
direction, the Government is prepared
to reconsider the matter.''
Dr. Young proposed to add as beneficiaries of the bill reservists of the allied
forces who, being bona fide residents of
the Province at the outbreak of the war,
were recalled home for active service.
Alien Reservists Too.
Mr. Ross announced that, after the
limited consideration the Government
had been able to give the matter, its idea
was not favorable. It was estimated
that the number of those who would be
likelv.to come under the act was from
8,000 to 20,000, but the proposal to include alien reservists would leave the
Government unable to estimate the number. A great many of the men to whom
Dr. Young's amendment referred were
not permanent residents of the Province,
and were only engaged in  casual  later.
M. A. Macdonald reminded the Minister of Lands that the member for Atlin
proposed to limit the application to those
resident in the Province His proposal
should be considered.
Mr. Ross said this might very well be
left to the consideration of the 1 louse iu
the future.
The amendment was voted down by
the Government majority, but the Minister overrode this and had the section
left for further consideration, although
Dr. Young said he would not press the
Protection to Holder Refused.
Parker Williams, M. A. Macdonald,
and H. C. Brewster, Liberal leader, in
the order named, insisted on some better protection than the bill afforded to
the innocent purchaser and worker of
land obtained1 from a speculator, in cases
where the purchaser had paid or nearly
paid the speculator for the  land, at an
that I consider his speech in the introduction of the bill the greatest effort I
have had the privilege of hearing him
make. The fact that he was called upon
to perform such an important duty is in
itself an indication of the poverty of
ability in the Cabinet, to wliich he may-
yet be called. He will have to hurry,
though, or he may possibly not reach
the seat in time.
' 'This is one of the most important
pieces of legislation to be brought down.
We have to the wonderful change of attitude in regard to it, members who
always voted thumbs down on it now
tumbling over each other to express appreciation of it. The bill is a proof of
the necessity for an Opposition in and
out of the House, and is largely the result of the consistent pressure upon the
Government of the small Opposition left
in the House and the Opposition outside.
It has been forced upon the Government, like all other reforms it has undertaken .
History ot the Question.
"In 1902, a bill along these lines, introduced by a Socialist member, was
voted down, and a couple of sessions
later the same thing happened again.
Another bill was introduced on March
21, 1907, and on April 18 it was killed
by a straight Conservative majority.
"In 1912, the Liberal party in convention made a definite declaration in favor
of compensation without litigation, and
from that moment the agitation has not
ceased. Last year, with an election in
sight, a bill was brought down for show-
purposes and as an election dodge. The
Attorney-General knew it was practically
worthless. This was only introduced
after an expensive commission had toured the country. Labor demauded that
something be done and another committee was appointed, the outcome of whose
labors is the present bill.
"I am glad to see this bill, from any
source, because I believe it is going to
do a great deal of good and be of great
benefit to the workers."
Used for Political Play.
"It has been used for political purposes already, as by the Premier in the
Rossland by-election, where he wrote of
it as 'the best in the world' and as going
to be put into effect. The general public is tired of having this matter played
with. The bill is one that, with some
amendment in committee, will materially
assist in remedying conditions which, as
I have always contended, are a disgrace
to any Government. It will help people
in our industries, a class of people we
need so much, to get the fair treatment
thev deserve. They have never got fair
and decent treatment at   the   hands   of
increased price, too, while the speculator their employers or the Government in
.had paid only a very small portion of the the past
price at wliich he obtained the land from
the Government. If land so situated
were forfeited to the crown, it was pointed out, a serious hardship and injustice
would be done the last purchaser, holder
and worker of the land.
Mr. Ross thought the act was to be
justified for the reasou that some men
could come in for a Government grant
for less than thev would have paid the
speculator. To further suggestions, the
Minister said that, if a man purchased
without knowing what the vendor owed
the Government, he ought to be in the
insane asylum. The final clincher of
the Minister of Lands, with which he
dismissed the subject, was that, as the
leader of the Opposition expected to be
in power within six months, he could
make such a provision as he proposed
"It will be the Legislature which
makes anything law, even if I am at the
head of the Government," Mr. Brewster
Questions of Privilege.
The time of the House at the sitting
of Wednesday, May 3, was devoted to
the completion ot the debate upon the
second reading of the Workmen's Compensation Act, the  committee   stage   of
"It is the duty of every man, no matter what his political views, to try to
make this measure the best possible. I
will, lo the best of my ability, assist to
that end. I might suggest to the Prime
Minister that, since he finds so many of
the planks of our platform good, and
appealing to the public, there are a few
more which he might take up. We will
be equally pleased to see him adopt them
and we will help him to enact them into
The second reading was carried.
Ship Building Bill.
With the Premier in Vancouver at the
I'Diversity convocation, little was done
in the House Thursday afternoon, May
4, the time being entirely devoted to the
advancement of some of the minor bills
on the order paper. The Minister of
Lands was in charge of the House for
the day.
The Ship-Building Bill was the chief
matter before the House Friday afternoon, the moving of the second reading
being entrusted by the Premier to his
prospective Minister of Finance, H. B.
Thomson,  second member   for Victoria.
The mover contented himself with a
survey of the situation briefly as regards
the amount of   lumber   that   might   be
the Municipal Act amendments, and the   shipped from the Province, and detailed
the proposals of the bill. He gave some
good advice to the lumbermen in the direction of getting out and helping themselves, and of practising honesty in filling orders.
Later in the afternoon, the Workmen's
Compensation Bill was taken up in committee of the Whole, and half a dozen
uey-Gi'mral's knowledge of his getting sections of it disposed of. The Opposi-
a commission. The heading stated defi- tion members made several suggestions
nitely, Mr. Watson said, that  "The At-   for improving the measure.
same stage  of   the   Forest   Act
II. II. Watson (Vancouver) chairman
of the Public Accounts Committee, rose
to a question of privilege on a heading
iu the Times of Tuesday over the report
of H C. Hanington's statement as to
what his recollection was of   the  Attor-
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at the Model
Quality Goods all reasonably
priced. Good delivery service.
Prompt attention to all orders
large or small.
Bulk Laundry Starch, 2 lbs���15
White Swan Soap, 7 cakes 25
Sunny   Monday   Soap       Very
hard, well  seasoned   soap,   3
cakes 25
Handy Ammonia, 2 pkgs 25
Upton's Pickles,  bottle 30
Snider's Catsup, bottle 25
Garden City Toilet Paper, finest
quality extra  heavy  rolls,   2
for -35
Skookum Furniture Polish
  25, 50 and 75
Macaroni, 3 pkgs 25
Marmalade, 4-lb. tin 55
Molasses, tin 10
Local Clover Honey, 5-lb.
tin $1.00
Potato Flour,  pkg 15
Ideal Silver Polish, jar 25
Fry's Chocolate for cooking,
tin .25
Model Grocery
Matheson & Jacobson
308 Sixth St. Phone 1001-2
East Burnaby, 2nd St. Phone 598
Edmonds, Gray Block Phone 1111L
Sapperton, Guhr Block Phone 1012
Lawn Mowers
$4.75 to $18.00
.     *   85c and $1.00
Grass Shears
$1.35 and $1.50
T. J. TRAPP & CO., Ltd.
Store .59       Office 196
Machinery  and   Auto  Dept.   691
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Our Companies'   Assets Exceed $650,000,000
See Us for Rates
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Phone 498 Box 801
Room 1, Hart Block
New  Westminster,  B. C.
Water Notice.
(Diversion and Use)
TAKK NOTICE that Isabella W. Ir-
win, whose address is R.R, No. 2, New
Westminster, li. C,, will apply for a license to take and use one half cubic foot
per second of water out of an unnamed
stream flowing out of a spring on Lot 17,
I). Lot., 3, 45, 108, Gp. I, N.W.D.,
which flows southerly and drains into
Hrunette Creek. The water will be diverted from the stream at a point on
Blue Mountain road where it leaves Lot
17, and will be used for domestic purposes upon the land described as N. 1-2
Lot 44, D. Lots 3, 45, 108, Gp. I., N.
W.D. This notice was posted on the
ground on the 24th day of April, 1916.
A copy of this notice and an application
pursuant thereto and to the "Water Act,
1914" will be filed in the office of the
Water Recorder at New Westminster,
British Columbia.
Objections to the application may be
filed with the said Water Recorder, or
with the Comptroller of Water Rights,
Parliament Buildings, Victoria, B. C.,
within thirty drys after the first appearance of this notice in a local newspaper.
The date of the first publication of
this notice is May 5, 1916.
per J. W. Irwin,
New Wash Skirts
and Middies
NOW is the time to buy what you need in these lines, because
almost invariably we have been notified bv manufacturers that we
cannot have repeat orders filled at  old prices.
Wash Skirts $1.25 to $4.52
Pique, Indian Head, Drill Duck and Palm Beach Suitings in
Wash Skirts, featured by style touches which indicate careful designing and making. This year we show all the ordinary sizes
and also a full range of large waist bands and long lengths.
New Middies���
PI ere to stay evidently���because'every person likes them. They
were never more popular and there were never so many styles shown
And it is one style of dress which does not burden any person to
buy priced as they are from
$1.25 to $2.00 Each
in heavy white washable materials.
See our NKW MIDDY SKIRTS with shoulder strap for girls.
W. S. Gollister & Go.
New Westminster,   B. C.
Solid Oak Dining
Complete, consisting of nice
large Buflet, 6-ft. Extension
Table, Set of Diners.* Genuine Leather. Pad Seats.
Worth $75. For
Full Size Iron Bed, with
Spring and Mattress $7.50
1 Only Brass Bed, with Soring
and Restmore Mattress $29
1 Only Solid Quartered Oak
'Dresser   Oval Mirror.     Was
Fulton Famous Go-Cart and Sulking Go-Cart.   Special    -     6.90
$25.    For
Are the best. Get our prices
Containing goods at "before
the rise" prices. Scrims with
colored border, 12 1-2. 2 yds.
for - 25c
Bungalow^ets at     -     40c
$15    Sulking from
Childs High Chairs,
and Mattresses.
Babies Cribs
Carpets Vacuum Cleaned. Save
work and worry. We have two
machines.    Phone for rates.
We pack Furniture and attend to
shipping of same. Estimates gladly given. Patronize your own
town or move out.
Reliable Furniture 60.
Cor. 6th and Carnarvon Sts.
Phone 588
Programme for Friday & Saturday, Mav 12 and 13
The light that lies iu women's eyes--it lies and lies and lies.
A young French nobleman  named Yeon loved his
Dorothea, he wasted fame  and  fortune on   her.
She was a painted woman, a coquette.
0 and
Famous for the Island of Regeneration and  other wonderful   pictures,
It sparkles and snaps with sensation.
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