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Arthur Douglas Crease Letters, Diaries and Scrapbooks

Letters from Arthur Douglas Crease of Victoria to his brother Lindley Crease and his mother Sarah Crease; instructions for the offensive of July 26, 1917; a regimental notebook, diaries and scrapbook. Learn more.

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reversal" in the housing policy to which the late ministry had pledged itself, and which was backed by the Tories now supporting Premier Bonar Law, Mr. Clynes asks:

"Can the Premier do nothing to redeem the solemn pledges of giving houses fit for heroes to dwell in?"

Trade Union Issue

Both Mr. Bonar Law and Lloyd George, Mr. Clynes asserts, "now publicly profess friendship for trades unions, but neither would say a word in their defence when the members of the Coalition Government did their best to smash the unions".

For Political Coffers

Provisions were now permitted by law for using union money for the furtherance of the interests of the Labor party, Mr Clynes pointed out, and the trades unions would not accept patronage or ask favors from other parties. Labor demanded that the rich men who secretly provided all the fund which the other parties needed, he said, should not prevent poorer organizations providing money for political purposes.

Premier's Foreign Policy

Mr. Clynes declared that Bonar Law's foreign policy, on the lines of selected national friendship, wold mean one group of nations would be banded against another. The result would be that Europe in a few years would find itself exactly where it was before the war, continuing the disastrous friction of political friendship with amity toward Germany, Russia and Turkey, as well as France and Italy, Mr. Clynes said, was essential to Great Britain's trade and prosperity.

Famous French is on Way to America

M. Georges Clemenceau, "Tiger of France", Eagerly Anticipates Forthcoming Experiences

PARIS, Nov. 10 - M. Georges Clemenceau sails away for America tomorrow, happy in the spirit of adventure. Today he was gay- interested and interesting- keen to be off. Considering his great age- he was 81 last September-the eagerness with which the Tiger of France anticipates the experiences that are soon to come to him in the United States is quite touching to those who see him and talk with him.

What impresses his American callers the most is his youthfulness of outlook. He talks of the present and the future in the manner of a man in ...

For Fall Carnival

Spectacular Performance Will Be Repeated at Royal Victoria Theatre Twice Today

Victoria's Fall Carnival played to another packed house at the Royal Victoria Theatre last night, and the last performance will be held today, the matinee commencing at three o'clock and the evening show at 8:15.

The huge company of Victoria artists assembled under the direction of Mr. P.L. Lynwood gave what was regarded by those who had seen both performances as an even finer display of their talent last night. For an amateur production of such magnitude the Carnival had very few rough edges to begin with, and these were effectually polished off during the first night's showing.

For vastness of conception and brilliance of color, the Fall Carnival is probably unique in the annals of amateur theatrical production. With such a wealth of detail involved, the task of bringing together and molding into a finished piece of work a performance such as the Fall Carnival was fraught with almost every difficulty of the theatrical producing art, but the actual results are probably far in excess of those most lavish in their predictions.

Few spectacles witnessed by a Victoria audience have been as impressive and colorful as the opening grand march executed by the entire company. "A Night in Koko's Garden" is a remarkably effective act with an Oriental setting and music from Japanese orchestras. Children play a dominant part in the Carnival and in their dainty frocks presented a picture of wonderment and adoration in a series of acts, such as the "Midsummer Night's Dream", the Wood Nymphs and Garland Girls, and other scenes in which they played a part. The Royal Minuet is a triumph of grace and elegance.

"The Merry Widow", a new version of the famous dance and waltz, is performed charmingly by Miss Gwylindon Lemon and Mr. Lynwood, supported by the Roumanian Dancers, who give a spirited interpretation. The spanish Dancers and the Bohemians with Carmencita are equally clever and their art is enhanced by tasteful costuming.

Voting for the most popular act took place last night and the result will be announced tonight.

Civil Servants Hold Mass Meeting Today

VANCOUVER, Nov. 10 - Officials of the Vancouver branch of the Amalgamated Civil Servants of Canada Association will speak at the mass meeting of civil servants to be ..

BC Archives, MS-2879, Box 83, File 1 CREASE FAMILY, "Diary of the War", diary and scrapbook of Arthur Douglas Crease, 1915-1919.

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