spiring and encouraging to the people of the Western
nietropolis goes without saying.
A tasty little menu folder was received from the
Carberry Express. We think, however, that the crest
used should either have been wholly exposed or not at
all. The way it appears, showing part of crest wlien
smenu is folded, we think mars the appearance sone-
The first issue of the Chinese Reform Gazette,
published in Vancouver, appeared on January 5th.
The paper is to be the organ of tlie Chinese Reform
Association of the United States and Canada. It
is to be published three times a week, Monday,
Wednesday and Saturday. The editor is a gradi-
ate of the Victoria University, HoTngko?ng. The ob-
ject of the paper will be to inculcate the principles
of modernismn and westert civilization as aldvocated
by the Chinese Reform Association.
Edward Farrer, one of the best known journal-
ists in the Dominion, recently paid a visit to Van-
couver. It is supposed he is engaged on special
work for the Donminion Government. Mr. Farrer's
editorial experiences have been varied, having been
for many years onl the staff of the New York Sun,
and later filling the editorial chair of the Toronto
Mail. He was subsequently connected with the
C.P.R. Mr. Farrer's abilities as a writer of cam-
paign literature are well known.
At a recent meeting of the Moose Jaw Typo-
graphical Union the following resolution was made:
"That Typographical Union No. 627, of Moose Jaw,
believes that the inatuguration of an independent
daily labor paper managed by trade unionists,
would be of vast benefit to the labor moveenent in
Ca?nada, as well as prornotive of independent eco-
nornic tho?ught anlong the electorate in general; and
further, pledges moral and financial support to any
effort responsibly made to issue such a paper. Re-
solved further, that a copy of this resolution be for-
warded to the Winnipeg Voice."
The Manitoba Free Press' annual present to its
patrons this year was a diminutive barrel of flour,
made fronm wheat grown in the Peace River country.
The Free Press is always most happy in its selection
of a Clhristmas souvenir, and this seventh offering caps
the climax of a very interesting series. Accosmpany-
ing the barrel came a booklet, produced in the Free
Press Job Printing Department, entitle. , "Flour from
Canada's Far North West." The cover design in blue
and gold has a central scene depicting an Indian
potunding wheat in a rock pestle, while in panels on
either hand are ripe heads of wheat. Inside the book-
let gives an account of wheat growing, flour milling,
ancietnt and modern, with statistics of value, and, of
course, a few particulars about the Free Press. The
pages were miade up with red borders, in which the
headss of wheat were twined. W\e reproduce one of
the pages on page 15 of this issue, with the border
To increase their January and February S1)ecial
Sales in their mail order department, the Robt. Simp-
sotn Co., of Toronto, did some very heavy advertising
in the Northwest before and around Christmas.
Printer and Publisher
We are indebted to R. H. Davis & Co., Yarmouth,
manufacturing stationers, for one of their very pretty
calendars for 1908.
The Daily Sun, of St. John, N.B., had an average
daily circulation of 7,852 for the past year. The aver-
age for the preyious year was 6,624. The Sun is cer-
tainly moving in the right direction.
Bayard W. Parker, a printer, in St. John, N.B.,
died suddenly frotn heart failure on January loth. Mr.
Parker had worked until recently as a job compositor
in a Montreal office.
The McCay Printing Co., of Moncton, N.B., are in
financial difficulties. Their liabilities are estimated at
over $8,ooo, with assets less than $2,ooo. Creditors
are in Germany, Great Britain, United States and
The Bridgetown Monitor, published in Bridge-
town, has recently been ainalgamated vith the West-
ern Sentinel, and there is now published a paper that
must take a foremost place amongst the weeklies of
On January I, the Acadian Recorder entered on its
ninety-sixth year of life. Established in 1813, it is to-
day one of the oldest publications in the Dominion to
be continuously issued. In its first issue for the new
year, the Recorder published some reminiscences of
the first number, which were extremely interesting.
On the evening of January ith more than ioo
newsboys of St. John, N.B., who sell the Telegraph
and the Times, as their stock in trade, were treated to
a turkey supper in appreciation of their work, by the
circulation department of the two papers. The boys
were then invited to attend the evening performance
in the opera house, where seats had been reserved for
them. Needless to say, the boys were "tickled to
death" with the treat.
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