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WIS VANCOUVER WOKLD 15 Saturday, November 27. 1915 Grand Prize, Panama Pacific Exposition San Francisco, 1915 Grand Prize, Panama Calif ornia Exposition San Diego, 1915 The Story of My Life No. 51 REV. GEORGE PRINGLE KLONDIKE MEMORIES GRAVE AND GAY. BT FEUX PESSE For Flavor and Quality BAKER'S COCOA is just right It has the delicious taste and natural color of high grade cocoa beans; it is skilfully prepared by a perfect mechanical process; without the use of chemicals, flavoring or artificial coloring matter.

It is pure and wholesome, conforming to the Canadian Pure Food Laws. All of our goods sold in Canada are made in Canada. Booklet of Choice Recipes sent free on request. but lie waa popular "Billy In the Yukon. There was llcCrimmon, of whom I have spoken, who made, and lost, half a dozen big fortunes.

Ha was the first white man across the Teslin Luke, and the lure of the Yukon holds him yet. There waa a population then of perhaps 15.000 around the creeks, where there are not now, perhaps. 1500. My brother, now out as army chaplain "somewhere In left the Yukon to, be pastor of St. Andrew's, Sydney, Cape Uretoa.

I left the Yukon to' be pastor of St. Andrew's at Yttndu, in the lovely Okanagan. This is the church near the famous 'Coldstream Ranch' and Lord and Lady Aberdeen were church communicants. Beautiful Vernon! No wonder our men in khaki praise the glorious valley which has such a wonderful fuiure as a fruit country before It. Here let me halt to say that the fruit ranches and mixed farms of the Okanagan will be the talk of tha world when they are properly devel opedj.

At Vernon I met Miss Grace M. Bell, daughter of an architect, and she became my wife. I received a call to Collingwood. There the little congregation, calling thejjiselves Knox Church," met, some thirty or forty. In the local school.

In two short years our congregation haa grown from 30 or 40 to over 200. We have built a church which cost $4000, and It has the most beautiful interior of any church In B. C. That is admitted. Twenty men from my congregation have gone to the front One young man, Leonard Grant, has given bis life for the Kmpire.

"The story of my life! I trust I have yet years 4 re me for me to try and be useful the kindly, ener. getic, brave people of Collingwood and believe me," said Mr. I'ringle, In conclusion, "if there is a place on God's earth where a man can learn to appreciate courage, generosity, honesty, all that should be In the make up' of a true man or woman, I lmaca imdihuk Walter Baker Co. Limited Established 1780 DORCHESTER, MASS. MONTREAL, CAN.

hearted English lady; an Intimate, diary of the war as seen in the hospitals, written with cultivated restraint, and with a quiet and impressive sincerity that makes every page a picture of things as they were and are In the fighting fields of Belgium and France. "THE IXHF. OF GOLI" struck that place when I went Into Klondyke." Gone are the tents of Dawson, Gone the scar of the slide. Good bye to the rippling shallows, Farewell to the roaring tide. No more of the wild Bonanza; Sunset gilds the Dome; The test of the trail Is over.

Thank God, thank God for a home. Finis. (Continued from Last Saturday.) Men of the High North. tha wUd aky is blazing; Islands of opal float on elrrer aeaa; Swift splendor kindle, barbaric, amazing; Pal ports of am bar, aroldan argosies. in red all around us the proud peaks are glowing; Fierce chiefs in council, their wig wam the sky: Far, far below ua the big Tukon flow, ing.

Like threaded quicksllrer, gleams i to the eye. p0 you know 'Enoch aLy asked Key. George Pringle In his staccato manner when, taking "a pliant hour," I got him to resume his story. I confessed to some knowledge Tennyson's beautiful poem. Mtfell," said Mr.

Pringle, "you will remember that as Annie went about her household work, autumn Into autumn flashed again, and that, later, 'ere she knew It, 'half another year had slipped That Is how time went with us in the Klondyke. "In the winter there were six weeks of darkness and cold always 60 or 60 'below" those six weeks were spent in festivities, Christmas was a great time in the Tukon. We visited each other's cabins; It was one round of merry making. Then for many months there was practically no darkness; there was bright sunshine, a dry, cold air that made your blood dance in your veins. The climate was simply the most glorious climate on earth.

Men worked and worked, lured 'by the hope' of striking gold, and never reckoned how long tlicy worked. One man, McCrimmon, held his pick until his fingers were all doubled up and he could not straighten them." "And you" "Well! I worked, too," said Mr. I'rlngle, "without reckoning how. hard I was working until time ran away with me. I had some twenty live preaching places.

I 'mushed' from place to place on snow shoes.I suppose I never covered less than 15 miles a day, preaching six times or more every week, and so six years went by before I knew it, hitting the trail every day three stations, 'Gold 'Sulphur and 'Gold Then there were weddings, christenings and fujcrals. Sometimes I had to go 250 miles to such a place as 'Lightning and 'Duncan back of Dawson. Some queer names for places. "Yes, there was 'Convert Creek' and 'Parson Creek." 1 was always made welcome. Thinrs were dear In those days.

Hay 1100 a bale. Rough lum Provincial ews Notes The Bookshelf By Alfred Bfvkly. M. and Ireland have done their share; ours In Canada, and others throughout the Empire have heard the call. Men go solemnly to their awful task because they cannot do otherwise.

The count not life dear unto themselves if so be they preserve for Britain, the Empire and the world those blessings for which Britain stands. The Meaning for Canada. The meaning of the great tragedy for Canada, says President Falconer, should be an Intensified appreciation of the benefits of democratic government. Can villages, towns, cities, prov lnces, a Dominion, be as well governed by thoso whom the electorate puts into power as by a paternal dynasty? They can if the people Induce their ablest and best men to serve them in a public capacity. It rests with the people themselves, wherever they are seized with such a sense of the importance of civic and provincial well being as to be willing to choose the capable men, to accept them as leaders without putting them in the pillory, and to pay them for their services, the best and ablest will serve.

With great urgency and dignified eloquence, President Falconer also points out that part of the meaning of the great tragedy for Canada should be a determination to depend less In the future than in the past on foreign nations for the manufacture of the necessities of life. "In Times Like These," Mrs. McClung's book is not, however, chiefly concerned with war. There are racy chapters on Woman Suffrage, Prohibition, and other topics, lighted up often with gleams of humor and with pointed anecdotes, made tragically luminous by poignant illustrations or striking facts. Here Is a characteristic paragraph: We despise the army of the kaiser for dropping bombs on defenceless people, and shooting down women and children we suy It violates all laws of civilized warfare.

The liquor traffic has waged war on women and children all down the centuries. Three thousand women were killed in the United States in one year by their own husbands who were under the influence of liquor. Non cnmhatantsl "A Woman's Diary of the War." Miss Macnaughtan's book, "A Woman's Diary of tho War," deserves much more space than can here be given to It. It Is the work of a great REV. GEORGE PRINGLE ceremonies," said Mr.

Pringle. "Let me recall one. It was at 'The Last Chance' road house. There a man had come to the end of his money. He took his 'last chance" at a claim and struck it rich.

I shall not forget the Journey to that wedding the great white silent plains, the northern lights in the sky, the woods feathering toward the hollows, the spell of the wide, white expanses. In the bar a motley crowd had gathered. They had, with tactful delicacy, curtained off one end of the bar for a The bride waa a Norwegian Lutheran; the bridegroom a Hungarian, Koman Catholic. I made Jensine Kolker and John Peczee Kan zinsky man and wife with Presbyterian rites, and the ceremony over, the bride doffed her finery and cooked a Bplendld supper for the whole company. I was forced to drink healths in soda water until as Sam Weller said, 'swelled I can say the marriage was a happy one.

I baptized the children." "It was at 'All Gold near Too Much Gold Creek." that I buried the only child of a young couple. All through the dreary winter the little one had been the Joy of the lonely parents, and when we took the frozen body on a dog sledge to lay it in the frozen ground on the hillside the grief of the parents was heartrending. 1 helped to make the rough wooden coffin, and so great was the Arctic silence that our hammer taps rang like the blows of a sledge hammer. It seems a small matter laying a little corpse in the frozen ground, but the great white silence made It Impressive, and made me think of the weird wonders of Arctic exploration." "The old days have all gone," said Mr. Pringle.

"The Yukon changed after 1906. The 'pay streaks' 'petered There came an end to 'individual mining. The big corporations, the Yukon Gold Company and the Canadian Klondyke Company, with their big dredges could make 'pay dirt' where a man pan washing could not get a living. There waa no more getting twelve hundred dollars In a single pan of dirt, as had been done, and yet, I believe, that up by the Mackenzie Divide, on the Arctic slopes, placer mining may be made to pay again. The glories of the Klondyke have gone, however." Prince George has a new skating rink.

The Kamloops Inland Sentinel is raising a fund known as the Christmas Hampers' Fund, for the benefit of the boys at the front. Messrs. Hank Grahame and Homer Darknell of Merrltt have located molybdenite claims near the summit of the Coquahalla. According to the Simllkameen Star several of the purchasers of property in the Townsite of Coalmont will soon take action against the registered townsite owners Messrs. Bettes and J.

T. Johnson It being claimed that the townsite promoters have not lived up to their promises, that a ertal mining plant and coke ovens would be erected. The heavy snow In Princeton makes good sleighing, but is also the cause of most of tho street work being shut down for the year. Ueports from all over the province are to the effect that deer hunters are very sudressful this season. Lake Atlin district, in the northern part of the province, is figuring largely these days in the mining news as a result of the recent strike ofm ag.

neslte. Last month the payroll of the two coal mining companies in Merrltt amounted to over $24,000. As high as two and one half tons of hay to the acre have been produced this season in the Bulkley Valley. The soldiers at Vernon this year banked $13,000 through the Y. M.

C. A. After being engngod In tho dry poods business In Hope for the past four years, Joe Weaver has disposed of his stock and fixtures and has closed his store. Mr. Weaver contemplates relieving his brother, Fred, Victoria, who will probably Join tho army.

as If both sides were equally responsible in the present conflict. Here is a passage from President Falconer's book that may well be considered by all who lose sight, In contemplation of the general stupidity of war, of the difference between the offensive and defensive factors in it. Mrs. McClung must see that if her supposed neighbor were to rise up and defend her house that her justification for belligerency would be a different moral plant from that'of her aggressor. Savs President Falconer: The finest product of our civilization is being rushed to the front Apart from the few whose health and family necessities keep them back, the choice manhood of Britain Is in the conflict It Is not merely adventurers who have enlisted, but men of sensitive mind who will feel most poignantly the rhysical suffering; delicate and cultured youths with vivid imaginations to magnify the distress by forecasting it, who have had the brute indifference to death refined out of They shudder at wcunding or inflicting pain upon a fellow man.

Trained in the law of reason, their moral nature abhors war as a method of settling national disputes. Yet among them we hear of no shrinking from enlistment; men go to their death with incredible courage, and are tuoyed up with a resolution that defies the agony of wounds or the being trampled into a nameless grave. Where are there better faces, more purely bred than in the Honor Koll of the English illustrated papers? Oxford and Cambridge are almost empty; the provincial universities and those of Scotland ber, $75 or $100 per 1000 feet. Yet the people were most liberal and supported their church I was the church generously." Reasons of space, not lack of Interest in the narrative, compels ma to "skip" some vivid descriptions of dog team Journeys, of cariboo and moose hunts sufficiently exciting. "I had many Interesting wedding a SK.

I men 'Tell me of a few of the you knew there," I said. 'Well," said Mr. Pringle, "there was Colonel Donald McGregor, whom we see every day in Vancouver. He waa loved by all the children. There were the two brothers, the McKin nons, now of Colllngwood, as like as two peas.

I could not tell them apart. I cannot now. There was Lippv, who came from the Y. M. C.

A. and' made his million. There was 'Billy Mcln nes. I beg the hon. Judge's pardon, A YlKOy 1 I NEUAL From "Song of a Sourdough" IIISISSSIIIIISII mmm mmmt Mrs.

McClung in her new book "In Times Like These" (McLeod Allen, $1.00) has a chapter entitled "What Women Think of War (Not That It It Is not the least of the tragedies of the present war that the best sentiment of the civilized world, the blossom and fragrance of the spiritual toil and suffering of tha past should have counted for so UUW iu presence of that coarse weed of IJisiuarckian thought that has been spreading its seen over the German Jiiupire lor the last half century. 'ihere is a striking confession at the eud of M. Anaiole Frunce's review of a Lite of Bismarck. He tells how Bismarck's friends were congratulating the man of iron on the work of his lite. He had made, they said, a great nation.

"Yes; but the misfortune of how many'" he replied. "But lor me three wars would not have taken place, eighty thousand men would not have perisned; lathers, mothers, brotners, sisters, widows would not have been plunged Into mouru ing. 1 have gained little or no Joy from my Tliree Books. Three books on our table this week, each carrying the fragrance; a civilization that seemed a little time ago to be the most poteut force in the world, and the eud of the evolutionary process only seem to remind aiuo now of tne impotence of wisdom itself in face of the monstrous evil that is crushing the world. They are "The German Tragedy and Its for Canada," by K.

A. Falconer, C.M.G., president the University of Toronto (Toronto: University 1'ress); "A Woman's Uiary of the War," by S. Macnaughtan (Nelson, Is), and Mrs. McCluug's book, already mentioned. No wiser and more gracious message could be in the uauds of our Canadian youth than these lectures by 1'resiuent Falconer.

Mrs. McClung points out with mordant irony the monstrous stupidity of war. Her task is not difficult. SShe Bays: War proves nothing. To kill a man does not prove that he was in.

the wrong. If i go to my neighbor's house and smash her furniture and bind her children captive, it does not prove that i am titter to live than she yet, according to the ethics of the nations it does. I have conquered her and she must pay me for my trouble, and her house and all is left in it belongs to my heirs and successors forever. That Is war! Carlyle on War. Carlyle saw war In much the same way loug ago and expressed his vision In picturesque language as any philosophic spectator might who had no passionate interest in one or other of the conflict.

In matters of historic moment It is always good to see "How It strikes a contemporary." The passage from "Sartor" is worth quoting, if only for the style: What, speaking in quite unofficial language, is the net purport and upShot of war? To my own knowledge, for example, there dwell and toil, in the British village of lmm drudge, 'usually some five hundred souls. From these, by certain "natural enemies" of the French, there are successively selected, say, thirty able bodied men. JJum drudge, at her own expense, has suckled and nursed them; she has, not without difficulty and sorrow, fed them up to manhood and even trained them to crafts, so that one can another build, another haiulner, and the weakest can stand under thirty stone avoirdupois. Nevertheless, amid much weeping and swearing, they are selected, all dressed In red and shipped away at the public charges, some two thousand miles, or, say, only to the south of Spain, and fed there till wanted. And now to that same spot in the south of Spain are thirty similar French artisans, from a French Dumdrudge, in like manner wending, till, at length, after infinite effort, tha two parties come Into actual juxtaposition, and thirty stand fronting thirty, each with a gun in his hand.

Straightway the word "Fire" is given, and they blow the souls out of one another, and in place of sixty brisk, useful craftsmen, the world has sixty dead carcasses, which It must bury, and anew shed tears for. Had these men any quarrel? Busy as the devil "is, not the smallest. They lived far apart, were the entlrest strangers; nay, In so wide a universe there was even unconsciously, by way of commerce, some mutual helpfulness between them. How then? Simpleton! Their governors had fallen out, and instead of shooting one another, had the cunning to make these poor blockheads shoot. Alas, so it la in Deutschland, and hitherto in all lands; still, as of old, "What deviltry Boever kings do, the Greeks must pay the piper." Not the Whole of War, This Is war, says Mrs.

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