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 ''.'/,<  w  t' I fl I "���������"'-'   v<)'. 'w \v  ;l//v-{j/V   ^t  'N^T,  .A  ..  X  Vancouver City, Mount Pleasant, South Vancouver and The Province  VOLUME IL  VANCOUVER. British Columbia,   JUNE 3,   1910.  No. 4  HERE AND  THE RACE MEET.  Tlie public* arc to have inflicted upon them once again all-Hie  I'pernicious effects which invariably accompany a''race meet."   There  f is some slight consolation, however, in the fact that it will only last  'seven day. in place of Hi ity as last year.    Nevertheless, seven days  ace quite sufficient iu which to debauch the-morals and deplete the  pockets of many foolish victims.   Last year a full quota of blacklegs,  thugs, bunco-men. and other parasites congregated here am! in Vic-  \\ toria during the meet.   There were many pathetic and tragic events  |\ caused diredly by the "races."  The off. repented claim. Hint the race meet is necessary lo pro-  ���������niol-e the interest, of the thorough-bred, is absoulte buneum.    Very  few  horsemen   follow .the racing��������� ciiMi.it  from^their  interest  in -the  animals but rather from the easy mngey tJiat there is in it.    Some  of the speculators are. no doubt, attracted by their love of the sport  jbuf very few of those who assiduously attend the races retain, iu its  [virgin purity, this "love ol: the sport" but almost invariably dovelope  ia remarkable aptitude for betting and rarely do'we meet a man. or  [woman avIjo frequents tlie course who does not stake, something on  ^the result. "Just to make it interesting, vou know." ;  Thousands of victims fall aimiitilly, ntiued by this mischievous  |form of pleasnro( ?^. and are we not justified iu protecting the weak  and Hie youthful from their own folly?  Is not the moral character of a man of more value- than the  I raising of fast horses.' I Jut the interest of the fancy-bred stock need  [not suffer oik' iota b.v the abolition of the "Race Meet." Ample pro-  |vision can be made for the speeding of horses at the annual fairs- and  \exhibitions, which is in fact the most suitable occasion foi- such com-,  (petitions. ,'. .  We sincerely hope that at no distant date we shall he able to  [totally abolish this pernicious institution and raise the sport from,  [the unenviable position to whielrit has degenerated. ���������  MET DEATH BY ACCIDENT (?).  - "At the inquest into the circumstances surrounding the death o.f&  lthe little two-year-old baby girl who was run oyer by a INjwell^  fstxeet-car last Friday, ;the coroner's jury brought7 in a verdict \of^  r'Death by accident." 'but they added a rider calling the attention;!  \oi the civic authorities to the style of fenders, used by the B.C.|  IKlectric Railway Company.     ''        ' , v.  This question of " fenders" was brought, up'hi council a month,  lor so ago. ami a request made of the company to properly equip  [their cars. Frequently through these columns we have drawn  lattcntinn to the murderous.fenders in use by the B. C. Klectric and  fiiemanded a suitable one in their, place. The public, also, in various  |vays have expressed their opinion on the matter. J ii spite of it all,  The company persists in,retaining adeath trap in front of their cars. .  Ind as a result every few weeks a life is sacrificed to this demon of  Carelessness and indifference.      ��������� ��������� .    *  The fender used by-the company, with but a few exceptions, is  [he poorest, excuse for si safety device ever conceived in the mind of  iii an. It is fixed an d stationary, and is raised just sufficiently from  -lie ground to force a body under it. It acts as a mild introduction  l.o the victim of the inevitable fate which awaits him under the  Ivheels of the cars.  If some malignant effort had been made to invent, a death trap,  to place in front of the cars, it could not'have'been contrived with  ���������more consummate skill than is evident, in the present fender.  ^-������������������Was-this'''death-'aiua<jcidont?--'''C������������ul(l-4his--yotiug-dife-Jiaye-J)een..-  Isaved with, a proper fender?    Could the death of the young lad.  Itvho was killed a few weeks ago at about the same place, have been  ft verted if there had been some other contrivance in  front of the  ar?    What of the little lad  killed at Eighth Avenue, another on  fk.irk Drive?   The list is growing almost weekly.    What are we, the  'jtizeus, going to do about it?   Are we going to permit, this corpora-,  ion. for sake of saving a few dollars expense, to run veritable engines of death through our streets?    Remember, nearly all, if not  ill. of those voung lives, who have been sacrificed to this spirit of  Weed and indifference during the past few years, could have been  laved HAD THERE BEEN AN ADEQUATE FENDER,  SHACKLETON HONORED BY VANCOUVER.  ,.     Three mighty cheers rang out at the close of the speech or loe-  f'.'nre of Sir  Ernest Shackleton  in  the Opera  House last  Tuesday  ���������vening, a strong testimony from a typical Western audience to the  lavor and admiration of his hearers.  The West always values a "Man." and Sir Krnest is first of all  . man. His lecture was not a model of eloquence and rhetoric, but  liovertheless had the honest straightforward ring of truth in it which  L the chief characteristic of the sailor and explorer, and it is this  franlc, bluff element which always makes a strong appeal tit a  IvVestorn audience.  It is to just such men as "Shackleton" that the British Empire  Iwes her existence.    There have been tens of thousands of men of  litis'stamp produced by the old land and sent forth to all quarters  If the globe to carrv the  great principles of liberty,  equity and  Justice.'and to establish morality and truth in tlie jungle/the forest,  fountain  and plain.    To the sun-baked  wastes of. Egypt, to the  fertile  plains of India, to the  gold  and  diamond  mines of South  kfrica. to the wild bush lands of Australia, totbe beautiful, verdant  [ills and vallevs of New Zealand, to the land 'of onr "Lady of tho  liiows " to the frozen  North and the bleak, frigid regions of the  Antarctic, to every conceivable part of this old world has Britain  hut her sous, and'wherever they have planted the old Union Jack.  lie land has been the better of their" coming.  'Some small souls are constantly harping upon the evils of our  Lee of our domineering spirit and of our thirst for territory, but  JSesc visiouless. mortals are more to ho pitied than blamed-���������they  lok at things through a telescope with the large end to their eye.  Ivervthing they look upon becomes small and circumscribed. But  /������ the ono'who'measures events and men by the great, broad stream  K the o-eneral trend of their life and history, the British race stands  IV all that is good. And Sir Ernest Shackleton is an apt illustration  ft the type. All honor to such as he and to the land which gave  lim birth.  THOSE HIGH POTENTIAL WIRES  Some weeks ago* we published a statement that the B. C. Electric  Railway Company were carrying a much higher voltage over its  "high potential wires" than was consistent to the safety of the  public and also being contrary to i{s agreement "with the city. A  local paper, which holds a brief for a certain railway and other  corporations, took it upon itself to publish a general vindication of  the offending company. We will quote below ������i clause in an agreement with the eity whereby the B. C. Electric agree not to carry  a voltage exceeding 2fi.0O0 volts.  This clause is taken from an agreement, dated the 19th day of  June, 1 !)()">, between the city and the B. 0. Electric, relating to the  high potential line for the Stevcston service. The clause referred to  deals with giving the company permission, to erect poles along a  certain described route and concludes with these words, "and the  company shall be permitted for a period of six months from the  date hereof to transmit an electric current; NOT EXCEEDING 25.000  VOLTS'along said wires." After the six months tlie route was to be  changed somewhat, but the voltage remained.'the same.  ' '-'��������� - . ���������'  Noav. we maintain that a much higher voltage (up to 10.000  volts) has been constantly used over this route. As far as we can  learn, the voltage over the route from thjyeastern limits of the city  to Westminster Avenue t'o-wer Station is ��������� rfot limited, and it is  claimed, that over this, route is'where the heavy voltage is used.  This is not exactly the whole truth, but a mere subterfuge, the fact  is that there is no means in use by the B. C. Electric whereby they  can reduce a 40.000 current to a 25.000 current, so that while the  voltage is not limited over the line in the east end by agreement, it  is actually limited by the other agreement re tlie Stevcston line.  If the company were to observe faithfully the latter agreement,  they would be nimble to bring in more than 25,000 volts/ it all being  on one circuit. ",.-.' "  Not long since a lineman was killed while repairing the line  coming in at.the eastern end of the eity. 7 It was labelled "an accident." Was it an accident? Or if carefullyinvestigated, would it  prove to be only that which might be expected under the circumstances. It is commonly known that electricity will sometimes leap  over limited distances and thus form a circuit. This will sometimes  happen with parallel lines. STANDARD construction would call  for si space of at least six feet between the wires. The present system  allows half that distance. This constitutes a ''menace to life and  property; '���������:.���������'-' -,-:7:  "Another <diu,s^  pany.'dated August. 2.1st, .1903, re-high potential wires, states as  follows:  "The company hereby agrees to place its high-pressure transmission wires underground, or to adopt any other proved method  of insulation as soon as such method has become the recognized  practice with electric power companies 'operating, under similar  conditions."  High potential wires are underground in almost all large cities.  Ft, is now and has been for some years the "recognized method."  It is therefore up to the B. C, Electric to place-these "high potential." "highly dangerous" wires underground. The agreement with  the city also contains the following clause: "Should any accident  occur which shall, in the'opinion of the Council, show that the transmission of a high voltage current over those portions of the streets  referred to in this agreement, is a menace to the safety of life or  property of its citizens, it may by resolution order the discontinuance of said transmission along the"said route, whereupon the company shall discontinue the same and ri'inow the poles and wires  from the streets and lanes." -_���������������������������"=___'  W<! would like to ask. how many lives sacrificed is to be considered sufficient ,to prove the MENACE'of any specific appliance?  The agreement calls for the removal of these dcath-ladened wires.  Common ordinary respect for life, and property .demands it. and it  is up to the city to secure their prompt, removal from our streets.  CITY HALL SITE  The Council, by.the casting vote of the Mayor, decided to postpone the settlement of a new City Hall site. It was unanimously  agreed that the present site was not suitable, but the majority felt  that, it would have to do for a few years. The present intention is to  put up a structure which will handle the civic, business for six or  seven years, and which could be sold or w^vd as a business block  afterward, and in the meantime secure a site suitable for a hall that  would be commensurate with the importance of the city.  There seems to be no site, whieh would fill ihe bill quite so well  as the "old High School site," providing the Court House block is  left open and free, but from advices from the best informed quarters,  there is no hope of that Vicing done. it. being the intention of the  Government to sell this very valuable site for the highest figure  obtainable.  OF INTEREST TO ALL  FACTS ABOUT TUBERCULOSIS.  Consumptionjs the cause of more deaths than any other single  disease known to science. One-third of all the deaths of those  between the ages of fifteen and forty-five-are-tine to tuberculosis.  Not less than two million die each year of it in the civilized world.  The disease, which is the source of such fearful havoc, is caused  by a minute vegetable organism which lives, as a parasite, in the  bodies of men and of certain animals. Under favorable circumstances this germ will develop and multiply,.with alariuiug rapidity,  ultimately'causing, tlie death of the victim afflicted. Like a kernel  of grain, it-will remain indefinitely in a dormant state waiting for  favorable surroundings and. conditions to arise for it to take on new  growth. This germ is usually transmitted from one organism to another through.the medium of expectoration or running tubercular  sores, and in most cases'through the air. It is not necessary to be  brought into physical contact in order to become inoculated, so that  anyone is liable to fall a victim to the disease. Dust clouds from  .the streets is a most common and favorable means of carrying these  germs, which are.thus breathed into the lungs. ��������� '   '7  Sunlight, fresh air. boiling water, fire, and some -chemicals will  effectually kill the germ, and hence the necessity of large cities  securing abundance of sunlight space on their streets and also flushing them nightly in order to allow nature to do her share in keeping  this fell inonstei- in subjection.  The germ will live for an indefinite period in damp ill-ventilated ���������  places: darkness and filth are its' natural breeding ground.  This awful disease, whose ravages is sufficient to strike, terror  into the hearts of the bravest, is curable and preventable. If taken  in its early stages, its progress can be arrested and it can be finally  eradicated. It can easily be prevented by observing some simple  rules of hygiene.  . , '   r  These few fundamental facts should be well assimilated by all,  young and old, not in order to frighten one. but rather that the  seriousness of the situation be fully comprehended and thus impell  us to take the neeessary precautions. 7    ";   :    rH'l  Next week we will publish means to he taken to prevent the  contracting of this awfiil enemy of mankind.  AMERICA AND HER RAILROADS.  The Attorney-General of the Fuited Slates recently secured  an injunction against twenty-five transcontinental railroads, restraining th cm from raising their freight rates on certain sections of their  lines. This is simply another argument in favor of Government control and operation of all great public utilities. Millions of _ money  is wasted annually by the Government and the corporations in  endeavoring to control on the olie hand; and iu evading that control  on the other hand. It is certainly madness to give further raihvay  charters whicii have not a provision iu them whereby the Government may take them over at sonic future time.  The Laurier Government most certainly passed a very sane a<-t  when ii appointed the Railway Commission of Canada. "V\ e experience few of the difficulties from whieh cmv cousins to the south suffer  in this regard. On the whole, the Commission works admirably,  but it still remains for some statesman to inaugurate a successful  system'of public ownership. In a few years this will become an  acute qneustion. and then regrets will be expressed that the path  had not been made easier by those who originally granted these  charters.  i  DIRECT LEGISLATION AND CIVIC RIOHTEOU8Nia8.  The greatest curse in the political life of the country is the  '' Lobby.'' There is no more invidious, subtle and demoralizing prae-���������  tice than that -of/'lobbying.-'7' It demoralizies the publie by,-, its .-reactionary effects. It enslaves the-politician who once permits its influence to enter his life aud turns him from tin independent, honest  thinking man, to a eriuging.tofil^if those who' have induced him to  accept of their benefaction, direct or indirect..   .     7'7':'-"~7     7"^'  With the intr.oduct.Kin of "Direct Legislation" the "lobby"  would,receive its' death blow. It would be impossible to corrupt or  buy the whole electorate. The more publicity, that is given to any  question, the more just will he'the decision reached, so-that any  attempt to bribe the electorate wonld simply result in a directly opposite effect, and would tend to defeat the object aimed at by the  corruptionists. There never can be a clear expression of the publie,  mind regarding moral matters until they have an opportunity of giving a direct expression of their convictions regarding the questions  involved. ,  The great, difficulty of securing legislation on a question of*  public morals was amply demonstrated in the fate of Miller's Anti-  Kacc-Track Gambling Bui." This Bill was pre-eminently popular  with the-public from coast to coast and would undoubtedly, have  passed the House, but at the very last, moment the Minister of Justice  'raised some'technical objection and succeeded in a large measure to  defeat the Bill. There is absolutely no doubt but that the Minister  used his influence and position to carry out the behests of private  intercsfs. whose' only objeet_was to seen re some personal_ ntej.wnary_  advantage.  Had thi.s Bill been submitted to the Public by the "Referendum"  it undoubtedly Avould have become law ami no one could reasonably  question its justice. '  At present, the influences which are most potent in legislative  matters are, "the representatives of wealth/' the most arrogant, the  political heeler and those who most assiduously press their claims  upon the* administration, and the great bulk Of the people-fail  to .secure, reasonable consideration and consequently are without  adequate means of representation in the Halls of Legislation.  ALASKAN GRAFT CHARGES.  By far the most sensational episode iu American political circles  is the " Balenger-Glavis" investigation now progressing in the city  of Washington.  According to the evidence adduced it would appear that the.  Secretary of the Interior, Ballanger, is a mere tool in the hands of a  poAvorful financial Syndicate the chief members of which are the  noted "Mnrgan-Guggonheini'* interests. According to Attorney Bran-  deis. the counsel for Glavis. tliis syndicate has been able to appoint,  "Judges." "Senators'" and " Sheriffs." The peculiar feature of the  case being that these appointments were made -only iu territory  where they would be especially useful lo the syndicate.  The inevitable conclusion seems to be lhat the very official, who  should have been foremost iu the conservation of the nations resources, has been most active iu accelerating their exploitation-by  private interests.    ��������� -    .  Iii the words of Attorney Braudeis "the investigation is not only  a struggle for conservation, but is also a struggle for democracy."  The present system of Government, naturally lends itself to cor-.  rnption by powerful economic or financial interests.  While we would not. for- one instant, exonerate the official who  would allow himself to be used as a tool by. private concerns for  the securing of public wealth, still we repeat that so easy is it to  accomplish this end under our present economic and political methods, and so natural a sequence is such a course, that we can scarcely  expect  average human nature to resist  the temptation.  In all parts of the w-orld may be observed signs of efforts being  made to-adjust the abnormal iniquities of our-social organization.  Great  men are asking the ipiestioii " Whal  is the true solution.'"'  Ami from every quarter of the (ilobe the response comes. " Demo-  crcv. Democracy." And. in true democracy alone is there any  veal solution. Germany, with her Imperious, domineering Emperor.  is recognizing the call, and striving to circumvent an internal revolution by extending the power of the franchise. Russia, the down-trod-  den, serf-ridden Russia, is grudgingly acknowledging the rights of  (Continued on page 5) TH]E WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  UNION BUNK OF  +- CANADA ���������-  A Branch of this Bank has  been opened in Mount Pleasant.  Temporary quarters have been \  secured in the Muir Block corner  8th Ave. & Westminster Road,  where a general Banking busi- ^  ness will be transacted. *  M /  Jft/k/ier,  MANAGER.  Refrigerators, Screen Doors,  Windows.        Lawn flowers  Lawn Sprinklers, Garden Shears, Etc  Agent  SHIRWIN-WILLIAMS  PAINTS and VARNISHES  L  Q. E. McBRIDE & CO.  Cor. 16th and Westminster Aves.  J  ������^^ jt^^^������p^^���������������������������������^^^y������  iMcOowen & Salter  !������������������ DON  2747 WESTMINSTER AVENUE, Near 12th     i  Phone 4607  ���������7 Richmond Dairy Ice Cream and Butter fresh daily.  Woman's Bakery Bread and Confectionery just like mother used to make.  You will note we keep only the BEST.  :������,s������w������>,^������:������t;.������H������H'*'^  Acme 'Plumbing 8 Healing Co.  for Estimates on Plumbing  HOT AIR OR WATER HEATINQ  PHONE   5545  319 Broadway IE      Vancouver  Strawberry Culture ||  Points to be Observed in the  Production of ||  Canada's Most Popular Fruit. |1  'S ���������                                                                                                               -                           . i *  ��������� O                 By W. T. MACOUN, Horticulturist, Central Experimental Farm Ottawa. tfn&  I ���������                                  ....                          - ? *  , (Continued from last week)  -4  2 A  PLANTING.  Successful planting may be done ei-.  Iher in the spring or autumn.    Early  in the spring, however, is the most satisfactory time, as, if the plants are set  FORMING THE MATTED ROW.  The best way to grow strawberries  for general culture in Ontairo and Quebec is the matted row. By this method  labor is economized and the results,  while sometimes not as good as where  then, when the soil is in good condition j special methods are ad0pted, are ob  and cool and moist, they will make ra-; tained with the least expense and the  pid growth and many runners during '. geratest profit. Where a special nuir-  the summer, if properly looked after." ket is to be cat*red for and, when   e-  ��������� ��������� *���������������.,���������,    sire<1 ������1'  ������ome  use,.strawberries may  and produce a till I crop ot fruitthe toi- >.  ... ., *.      ,, ,      ���������, ,    ,  jby other methods which will result in  lowing reason.    If planted in the ant-   larger and  finer fruit.     While  many  timn. there will, as a rule, only be :i   who grow strawberries in the matted  light crop of fruit the following season,  and unless the weather is favorable  and the soil is moist when the plants  are set, there may be little growth. If  planting is done in the late summer or  row, do not take care to place the runners as they form, it pays to do so. as  the sooner they take root the stronger  the plants will be by autumn and the  more fruit will  be produced the next  t  i*  ���������  ���������  ���������  Yl  ���������:���������  I  I  ���������  <|H^3������J.I������M.J������$������J������$Hj,^^3,.^���������������tg^  "  [��������� Farm Lands For Sale!  o  147 acres good farm land in Langley with  half mile frontage on Fraser River, with a  Government wharf on the property and a  good road through it. Only $100.00 an acre.  McLELLAN & DAIBER  I  t   1052 Westminster ^Avenue  Phone 4862 &  rp.������������$>^.4g>>������.^-������-<5>-*-<S>*-������>^<*>.������-e*><*.&������.*-t������>.������-c*>.������-^>-*.^  *r  f  t  Madam Humphreys  Begs to announce that she is having her  formal opening and is offering $2000 worth  of H?ir Goods at  HALF PRICE  Goods will be exchanged if not satisfactory. >.  % PLEASE MENTION THIS PAPER. I  ! Fairfield Building, j  I 723 PENDER ST., WEST |  * - f  autumn it should be as soon as the season. All that is necessary is to  plants can be obtained with sufficient place the runners so that they will be  roots and when the soil Is moist. The as nearly uniformily distributed as  most satisfactory way for the average possible in order to economize space,  person in eastern Canada to grow | and to put a little soil over them to  strawberries is In what is known as \ hold them in place, at the same time  the matted row. The plants are set. leaving the terminal bud bare. When  from fifteen to eighteen inches, or even treated In this way they will root  more, apart in rows three and one half quickly. To get the best results run-  to four feet apart. The varieties which ners should not. be nearer than from  make a large number of runners, such four to six inches apart, all others be-  as Warfield. Senator Dunlap and ing destroyed; but in practice it is of-  Splendid, need not be planted as close- ten difficult to accomplish this and rely as those which make fewer runners, strict them to this area, as some var-  such as Bubach, Buster, Glen Mary and ieties make a great many runners.  Williams. If the plants are set early These are. however, the kinds which  in the spring and have a long season nave most need of thinning, as. when  for growth, the varieties which make the plants are very thick, the fruit is  a large number of runners may be to small. The width of the row  planted1 24 inches apart in the rows, | formed by autumn will depend on the  thus admitting of cultivation both number of runners which are made,  ways for a time, thereby reducing tho . D"t. If planted early and properly cared  number of weeds and ensuring better' for. most varieties will make a row  growth. As soon as the distances have tw������ feet wide. At thi.s width there  decided upon, the rows may be marked would be a path eighteen inches wide  and then again cross marked so that le't for the pickers between the rows,  the plants may be set where the lines As some varieties would cover the  intersect. Long rows are desirable, j whole space between the rows with  as. with them, time will be saved in runners in one season, it is necessary  cultivation. Planting may be done tn remove those not wanted, with tho  either with a spade or with a trowel cultivator or the hoe.  or dibble. When planted with a spade SINGLE AND DOUBLE HEDGE ROW  two persons are required for the work. I SYSTEMS  usually a man and a boy. The man| The so-called single'hedge and dou-  takes the spade and opens the hole by ble hedge row systems are merely mod-  forcing the spade into the ground, ifications of the matted row. The run-  pressing it forward and backwards As.. ners, instead of being allowed to form  soon as iris firmly withdrawn/ the indiscriminately, are most of them re-  boy places a plant in nosiiion. arid the moved and the rest placed where it is  man presse the soil firmly against it desired to have them grow , In the  with his foot. This method is very single hedge row system, two or four  rapid and. if the soil Is well pressed a- runners are left on nd these are  mint'the plant, is quiet successful. piilCed in line with the row on each  A surer method of obtaining a perfect side of the parent plant. When grown  stand is by using a trowel or dibble in this way. the rows are two and one  for opening the hole, whereby the half to three feet apart, and the orig-  plant is moie likely to be set the pro- inal plants about two feet or more i-  per depth, and more care is. usually part in rows. When the row is form-  exercised in spreading the roots and ed, the plants are six to eight inches  firming the soil about plants. By this apart in a single row.  method, one person both opens the hole in the double hedge row system six  r.nd sets the plant. Greit cave should runners are left to each plant one on  be taken to have the crown of the plant each side of the plant in the row and  .mst at the surface of the ground nfter two on each side of the original row  it has been pressed in when planted, all about equal distance apart. Train-  If It is to high the crown will dry out; ed in this way. the original rows  and,if_to low. it. wilU b%.���������smothered.��������� should.be about, three feet apart and  Care should also be taken when plant- the plants two feet or more apart in  ins to snread  the roots against    the   the rows.  sides of the hole. Planting nino.hincv? The "twin hedge row svstem" pro ���������  are used by some growws and. gi'-e vides for two rows 16 to 18 inches a-  pood satisfaction when the work is part, with the plants at first about two  done well and the season favorable, feet apart in the rows; with a wider  If both perfect and imoerfect varieties space of two feet for a path, and for  ."re olanted there should be about ono cultivation between each p-iir'of rows  row of perwwt to two or four of ira - The new plants are placed six to eight  perfect, as previously stated. , inches apart between the pair of rows.  CULTIVATION ! The he(lc:e row systems requires con-  As the value of the future -rop will J**���������" ������������������������'-������*>* *��������������� the matted  depend lately on the alrensht of the Z' J"IT, IIT ?" ^ "^  runners and new phuds which are ������������������������������\ ?" the ,eX'ri' am������l,nt ������r  formed during the e,rly pv.t of the ^ B* ,hl? n,e,h������d "1e p,an,s "et  slimmer, it  ta verv important Z en -   m������''e c^mitr   *   "-Cop   strong  -e ������������������ -^ ��������� and "tm-r of the plant food jn the soil  w"i '-o --iv"liable, resulting in larger  and better fruit.  Cultivation should begin as soon as  possible after the i:l'n<s are set, and  the surface soil s'iou?d i-e !copt quite i  loose and free from weeds until the |  cultivator interferes with the runners.)  The early eultivaMons should be dee'i!  in  order to loosen  the  soil  in which  HILL SYSTEM.  Large berries may be obtained    jy  growing the plants by what is know.i  as the "hill system".    The plants are  he roots are to grow, and to warm and   set f,om twelye to fifteen inches apart.  in row two to two and one hulf inche.  aerate it. making conditions for  growth of fruit ns favorable as obs-  'ible. but as soon ;iS there is danger  of injurino the roots of the plants  cultivation should be shallow. Hoe-  ing will be necessary occasionally in  order to destroy all weeds and loosen  tbe soil clof--e to the plants.    All bios  apart; the blossoms are pinched off  the first season, and no runners are  allowed to form. By this method a  very strong crown is developed; the  plants have more room, become very  vigorous, and as a result, the fruit is  large and sometimes as good crops are  ���������s������  ���������J.  soms which appear during the first ������ftailed as from the matted row. How-  reason should be pinched, off. so as to ever- winter injury is much'more like-  res������rve the strenarht. of the plant.   Most   ly. to 0RCi" when the plants are grown  '-n--jp*ie= make f:tr more runners than  pho'.t'd h^ a'lowed to remain, and. if  r^e fs making a ^'je'-inl'v of straw-  bf!vriet! ov wishes to L'^t the firest ber-  i-'es. the t^est phtn is to place tlie run-  ..oi-s c-o that thev w-.M r-io!. ni'ire nvje.1--'  ly. f.nd to d������strov all those whi.vh are  "ft. ������-po'uved in foiinwi*i? The system  .wh!"h it has been decided to adopt,  in the I'-airie provinces, where winds  individually, and if plants grown in  hills die from heaving, or from some  other form of winter killing, they leave  large blanks, causing a great lessening  of the crop. Unless kept well cultivated or well mulched in summer,  plants suffer'more in a dry time in  hills than in the matted row where the  crowns are better protected by foliage.  If the plants are kept well mulched,  very  fine    fruit    is    produced    when  '"���������event the nrnmpt rooting of runners. ���������         - -    l' ������������������  it is important to hold them in place strawberries are grown in hills .which  ; until thev root, with stones, pieces of makes this method sometimes prefer-  sod. an   inverted crotch or    by    any aDle when growing strawberries    for  , other suitable method.  PHONE 4148  W. J.  ALLEN  SUCCESSOR TO  H. J. PARRY & CO.  GROCERS  Corner  12th and Westminster  Avenues  NOTE OUR CASH  SPECIALS  FOR ������  Monday and  Tuesday.  Fraser River  Salmon  Large car.8    10c  Blueberries  2 cans for .25c  Pineapple Cubes  fOf   ...   25c  Pork and Beans  Large size. 2 tor   .. .25c  Onr Own  Baking Powder  per can  ������Oo  Large Size  Extracts  per bottle..  ...10c  Cowan's Cocoa  ���������}i lb. 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PLEASANT Church-   .  1������1        Corner Ninth ave. :.mi yUebe<' ������  8UXDAY   SBKVlCES^PoHic   worship  at  ,in Ri'nT ' :00pni :������u"<i������yschool  nucl Bole Class ������t 3:30 p.  hi.;    Mon-  day���������Chnstuin Endeavor at-8:00u ui  VV KUNicsuA v-Prayer Mertiiiff at 8 00  p.  ui.   >kidav���������Uhiiir practice.     "  ItEV. J   w. Woodsidk, M. A  Kw.l7UXilltll.ivc. W.       Tel.B3W8.     Pastor  1XTESTM1NSTBR Church-  TV     for.WeJionandaBth.    One block Mtl  <-i nuMiiniiidter Ave.  sEiivic'ES-Suuday H:00a. m. and 7-30  p-ui.    Sunday School 2:80.  Weduesday-Prayei- meeting 8*0 p. m  KEV. J. H. CAMeRON, B   A  ReMJeiKiu Cur. tjuelHji- an.i jis,. PaitOr.  AnflllcaiT '  ST. MICHAELS���������  (Ilirix-r lilh  o������...    *  --    Corner yrh ave. mid Priime KdwHrd <t      1  SEKViCEs-Moruiug Prayer Sll a  in.  daJ   K Ht 7:8������ P- m' each Sn������*  i?'a *    Z ������omuiuuiou on first aud  li'l^i "Uuuys iu eaoh m������aH������ a't������<  Mormug Prayer, and ou second and  fonrtu tfaiid*~������ at 8:00 p.  m.     Sun-  dl,y ,!5Up. ,���������. |  Re,t������rv ..  MEV- (i   H- W 'M       Rector.  Rectory i.or,���������,r .��������� ��������� ������Ve aua |'r        K<1 ��������������������������� ,  lelephone BIT   PENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH-  y      (;onu,r T������������th A vo. ���������������,, j^u^, w  SEKviCRs -Pi-eachiug  ,.t   H  am    ^aI  Rkx- P Ciiktos Pakkbr. M a I  -"thAveW Pastor. 1  Latter Day Saints  Reorganized ci,or������h ������r christ-1  Servicks���������Every Sunday eveuiug at  oclo<3k.   Suuday school at 7 o'clock]  Prayer Meetiug Wedue������lay at 8 p. nil  J. S. Rainky. Elder  LODGES  f-  lmlcpen<fcnr Order of Oddfellow  .fJTT. PLEASANT L������lBe No. 19.  ���������    tM^?������;;wy Tuesday at 8 p.  m  Wt.  Pleasant,     Sojourning brethren  cordially iuvit������d to attend. S  A. Campbell, Noble Graud, AdelaP u  [. DouirlaK, Vice Grand, 2fltu & Westi  fHOS SEWKij^RecjSec^ 71". k  Loval Orange Lo0oc  W  licme use.  T. PLEASANT L. O. L. No. ml  Mt������t������ the 1st nnd ������n Thursday \  each month *>��������� 8 p. m ,  the K. of p Hall.     ���������  All     visiting   Brethrt  cordially welcome.  John Coville, W.  ;������' Ulh ave. VV.  N - h. Lou,iHEEi>, Secj  '-'���������") I7tii ave., \V.  Independent Order foresters  rOURT VANCOUVER   No.   1328-  V   Meets 2d and 4th Mondays of eaa  month at 8 p. m., iu the Oddfellow}  Hall, Alt. Pleasant.     Visiting bretk  eru always welcome.  H. Havkins, Chief Ranper  M. J. Crehan, Rec. Sec l  A. Pexgelly, Financial Secretary.]  237 Eleventh avenue cal  Piano Tuning  Expert  Rjepair Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  W. J. GOARD.  Leave your orders at the Western Ca  r.  Early Rose,  Gold Coin and  Burbank  SEED POTATOES  S. W. KEITlf  Broadway and Westminister Roadj  Also large stock' of  Garden Seeds  Lawn Grass  Poultry" Supplies]  &c.  \     ��������� THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  'XE>;f'  10 Acres in   Surrey  Near    the    Railway  S-N-A-P  A. S. GOARD,  "CALL" OFFICE  If you are interested  to  FARM LANDS  In the Interior of B. C.  I  I  m  ti  j  await the announcement  of  B. C. FARM LANDS  Company, Limited.  301   Dominion   Trust Building,  PHONE 6616  VANCOUVER, B. C.  REGINALD C. BROWN, |Managing Director.  I  I  i  immJ  WINTER PROTECTION.  Afler permanent, frost has set in and  the ground is quite solid, the plains  should be''covered with a light coai.Of  clean straw, that which will not pack  closely over the plants being the host,  marsh hay being very good and tree  from weed  seeds. This much   wil  prevent, tbe alternate thawing and  freezing of the gnonud in the spring  and protect, the plants if there is not  much snow in winter. A heavy mulch  may cause heating in the spring before  it. is removed, and as a light mulch of  two or three inches is sufficient, more  should not be used. It has occasionally been recommended to grow some -  thing between the rows of strawberries  during the latter part of summer  whicii could be use<l to hold the snow  in winter, but this is not. a desirable  method, as. while growing, it exhausts  the moisture from tbe soil at. tbe expense of the strawberry plants. While  plants will often come through tho  winter without protection, it is best  not to take any risks. After the frosty  weather of early spring is over and before the plants begin to grow, they  should be uncovered and the straw put  between the rows to keep the fruit  clean. If tbe soil is one which bakes  or dries out e:isily, it is a good plan to  remove the mulch, cultivate, and put  it. back between the rows when con -  ditions will be belter for conserving  moisture. As soon us the fruit has  been picked the fruit should be removed nlltogether. the plant al ion ploughed  up. or. if loft for another season, it  should I)*' weeded and the surface soil  loosened wilh ihe eultivator so that  the new runners may have a chance to  mot- ...������*s nr"  RENEWING Till': PLANTATION.  The most satisfactory results are obtained  when only one full crop is ga -  thered from a plantation.     If . for instance,  plants are set this sprind.  the  plantation should'be ploughed up after  the   fruiting season-of  the next   year.  There  will  thus be a  new    plantation  made every year.   Ry this system intfii  better  fruit, is oftained.  as  the  plants  are  not   so thick in  the  rows and   'he  soil  can  le kept   much  freer of weeds, i  Where tbe white grub is troublesome,  it is very important to renew the plan-'  tation every year, as this pest  increa-i-l  es very rapidly in old plantations and,  sometimes almost  ruins the crop.     K!  is quite  possible   to  obtain   two    good  crops or even  more from a  plantation ���������  by careful  management, but  the older ,  the plantation the less The crop will be ���������  and the smaller the fruit as a rule.  (To   be   continued   next   week.)  The scientist tells us thai the genus  Homo and the genus Alus. are the two  animals iu the world eating the same  things and living in houses. They go  further and tell us that in times of  distress the one eats a. brother, the  other only pushes his to the wall, letting him live as best he may. One is  neat, specially cleanly in his eating  habits, but immaculate as to his personal cleanliness. The other has been  known to need soap and water, besides  eating much trash. So much for the  riit'and iriaii. The last number of .Mc-  Clute's has a most interesting rat article, recalling stories of our childhood of how rats carried away eggs  b.v one .lying down and wrapping his  legs about the egg while another pulled him along b.v the tail. This is an  authentic story, for our brother, or  maybe it was the neighbors little boy.  saw the rats do it. We know. too. that  rats will not enter a ship starting on  what is to be her last voyage. A captain told us this. The Pacific Coast is  battling with the rats of today, annually spending big sums of money to aid  iu their extermination, for to .Madame  a la Hat is given the blame for many  destructive tires, caused by her chewing matches and gnawing the insulations from the electric wires, stealing  valuable papers ami oilier articles to  make a comfortable bed for her babies,  ol' which one family litis a dozen or  more a year, uud those in turn set up  housekeeping when they are six weeks  old. making the counting of which almost as confusing as Parker Ellis's  "Piss is Pigs." It costs a lot to feed  till these rats. too. In "Our Duel With  the Hat." we find "Denmark loses $:'..-  OOO.OoO anniuiUy. France J l.oOO.OOO.  Germany $.->o.Ouo.OOO.~ Great. Britain  $7::.nOO.ouO, and the I'nited States  $10(1.000.000. of whicii .j K,,000.0110 is  loss front tire. Rut file money part  is the least ot" all���������lor most of our  dreaded germ diseases can be traced  directly to the vermin of onr household, who make a common track back  and forth from Ihe chicken coop, stable, sower, swill bucket and pantry  shelves. Along with other crimes they  disseminate the eggs of a dozen parasites, related to the 'nook worm. Who  shall say what sporo/.oa. bacilli, spirilla, nematodes, spirochacto.-. trypanos-  omf-s and the like may they not scatter?"  The most terrible death known, the  "black death," or bubonic plague, is  directly traced to the rat. Twenty-  live million people perished of this in  h!urope ii: the fourteenth century, and  five and a hair millions in India during the twentieth century���������and yet  tlie rat itself is not to blame, we are  further told. It's the Ilea that lives in  the fur of the rat. These fleas jump  ns far as their harmless relation and  are as hard to kill. Aim! their bite  means death. It was a comparatively  easy task to clear- the ships of the -  rats by fumigating and keeping the  ship anchored away from the wharf,  but it's an entirely different matter  to clear old buildings of rats and  mice. A kitten or a half-grown pup  will kill a rat and eat it, but a ont  and a self-respecting dog knows better. Hats are smart and-traps arc almost useless. So San Francisco solved  the problem b.v cutting off tlu-ir food  supply.  "Fifty thousand new metal garbage  cans with air-tight covers, stopped  many feeding places. Eighty-seven Inspectors saw that, all poultry yards,  bakeries, restaurants, wharves, sta- '  hies, grain bins, slaughter bouses and  ilie like were made vermin-proof with  wire nutting and cement. S������.'W<>rs &.������,-,.���������  repaired and made air-tight." Every  building in the city was put ou a card  and (lied and watched and everybody  who so much as threw a. crust outside  was arrested. Gangs of workmen went,  about the (dty fumigating, cleaning,  and killing rats. They received a lm:  ittis of ten cents a head for every rat.  they turned in. besides their regular  pay.  Vancouver   is   full   of   rat   breeding  holes.    The   people  of  Vancouver  aie  careless  about  throwing ,1 out.  garbage.  Cans  and   boxes  of  refuse  are  plentiful  in every  portion'of the "downtown  i district.    Alleys     and     byways    need  icleaning up.    Every owner of a  build-  ling should be .compelled to buy an air-  jtigbt   garbage can   and  everyone  who  l does  not   use them  should  be arrested  |ami lined.    That  is, if people will not  j be   decent    and   clean,   then   the   law  j should   force them.    Dirt, diseti.se and  death go about   together, and   Vancouver is  going  to  reap  many  teats  ibis  summer  unless   she   cleans  up.     Flies  and  rat s  must be starved  out.    These  two removed, and our milk supply will  receive less blame. THE WESTERN CALL. VANCOUVER. BRITISH COLUMBIA.  B7C.  Farm  Lands  CO.  Limited  \r  ^  Offer for sale twelve sections of exceptionally fine  selected   agricultural   land  close to  FORT  OEOROE  - AT -  $7.50  PER ACRE  $2.50 down  /Balance on any reasonable  terms desired; interest at  six per cent.  Allotments in sections only  - The ==  British   Columbia  Government  Has placed under reserve  practically    all     available'  agricultural land in the interior of the province, which  Withdraws it from  Purchase  And   this  quadruples   the  value    of    lands   already  granted and surveyed.  The opportunity of securing  a valuable farm in British  "Columbia at this figure will  not occur again.  This land will be!delivered,  crown granted, into the  name of the purchaser, upon payment in' full at any  time  There are only twelve sections left, and the allotments are going rapidly.  Wire for your allotment;  remittance can follow later  The offer at this price will  be absolutely withdrawn on  June   10th  B. C.  Farm  Lands  Co.  Regnald C. Brown, Ltd  MANAGERS  301=315   Dominion  Trust Building  Vancouver, B. C.  OPEN  EVENINGS  PHONES    16 & 6616  \\\  1  Market  Our showing of fruits is always  large, but this week we are  shwoin? a 1-trger vsr'ety than  ever. Strawberries are coming  in now very plentiful and we  have thechoicestof them selected  for us; cherries are in fine  shape. Gooseberries are arriving  fresh, daily, also fresh apricots  and peaches.  Oranges  We have a fine line of large  juicy navels that we are selling  for a few days as a special  at 35c a  doz  Lemons  The best  quality  of Sunkist  Lemons  at per doz 25c  Butter  Were : r ��������� of e i g    the   b?st  quality of i re h Creamery Butter  at 3 lbs for $.100  Eggs  Strictly new laid eggs, all  gathered in Mount Pleasant and  guaranteed f:esh. The kind for  hick people  per doz 40c  Potatoes  Good     local   Potat ;s   at   a  special  price  per sack 75c  Rhubarb  Fresh,    clean,  white grown  Rhubarb  7   lbs for 25c  per box of 40 lbs $1.00  Bread  You   could   not   buy   better  bread at any price  per loaf 5 c  Cream  THE WESTERN  "CALL"  ssued- every Friday at 2408 West'r.  Phone 1405  Rd.  grounds, if obtainable as a site.    Aid.  Crow, Hepburn, Roberts and  Stevens  also favored this site.  It was  finally  moved  by Aid.  51 ac-  Pherson  that plans be (tailed for the  erection of a new block on present  ! site. The vote tied, Aid. M acPherson.  | McBride, En light. .McTaggart and  j White, yea; and Aid. Ramsay, Hep-  juurn, Roberts, Crow, Stevents. nay.  ��������� The Mayor vo*ed i'avoiing the motion.  The  matter   of  course  will  not  be  j Subscription One Dollar  j    Change of Adds  j        must be in by Tuesday 5p.mifillally seU]e<] tnuii the money by-law  ���������:.,.., !'s submitted for carrying out plans.  | Advertising Tariff    j    Other pages 25c per inch [WADING   POOL  IN  !    Transient Ads to arrange   for \  j    Lodge and Church Cards $10.00  per year  Birth,   Marriages and Deaths  free  THE PARK  CITY COUNCIL  SPECIAL MEETING  A special meeting of the Council  was held last Monday evening for the  discussion of the question of re-survey  of -264A." and also re the "Board of  Control" by-law ami new City Hall  site.  The absence of the City Solicitor  made it impossible to discuss the  204A problem, but it was decided to  appoint a committee to take the question up with the Provincial Government and secure some settlement.  The  whole  problem   resolves  itself  into  a question    of  compensation   to  those who are affected.   Many* owners  find they are short from two feet to  eighteen   feet.     It   is   undoubtedly   a  great   injustice   to   those   affected   in  this way.   The general feeling is that  the Provincial Government should bear  the expense of compensation, but the  Council have expressed themselves as  'being willing to shoulder the responsibility,   rather   than   all   the   citizens  j lose by the errors made.    The matter  I has been avoided for many years by  I past Councils,  but the present Council are endeavoring to conscientiously  j grapple with it and there seems to be  .fair hope for an.amicable adjustment  ,of this old and vexed question.0  J    The "Board of Control" by-law was  j given its second reading and .passed,  rfnd  is  now  ready  tor submission  to  i the people for ratification.  !    Aid. Ramsay moved the second reading  and  explained  at  length  the adjutages of the system.    One special  advantage being that the Board would  sit in conference every day. and thus  greatly expedite the business, being a  great convenience to the citizens, who  would  not  be   compelled  to  wait for  two or three weeks.   If. would also be  in closer and more direct touch with  the   heads  of  departments   and   their  , work'.  !    Ah\, Stevens  seconded  the  reading.  Bungalo 7 rooms  On a corner in Kitsilana just completed;  4 rooms down, 3 rooms up, fire place, furnace  hot and cold water, bath and toilet, hall and  dining room and parlor, front and back  verandah and alcove up stairs.  We receive fresh cream every  morning and deliver it in quarts,  j! pints, or half pint bottles  We want your business.  Our prices are as low as any  in the city and our service is  the  best.  Give .u������ a   trial.  but stated  that he  was  not  satisfied  ! with the present form or constitution  ;of the Board.    Me strongly favored  a  .straight three-year term, subject to v  j recall by a petition of the people, thus  i making the Board directly responsible  j ti.t'ie" cir.fzens.  "He also wanted I hem  jto devote  nil  thei:- time  to the eity  I ihut rather than delay foi- another year  the operation  of a Board of Control,  hf would support   the by-law.  It   was   explained   bv   Aid.   Stevens  ������������������>  Hi at it  would  fake an  amendment to  the  charter  to  secure  his  susrgestinn  nr-d ibis co"'d rot Le do-ie nnt'l next  February.  Y.vt  it   w?s  in'imated   tha*  ,   such amendments would b;i introduced  id  later.  "V  Safe Place for Children to be Provided  ���������Grandview Park Question Referred to Public Meeting for Decision.  A wading pool for children on the  shores of Stanley Park was a proposal  that came before the Park Board recently, and if Park Superintendent  Baliner's plans materialize, it. should  be completed by July 1, so that the  little ones will have a safe, warm  place where they can wade and sail  their toy boats to heart's content.  The Grandview Park controversy  again cropped up, by the wish of the  parties interested, it was left to aa  parties interested, it was left to a  view school house next Monday evening to decide whether it shall be made  into an ornamental or a recreation  park.  Commissioner Lees said they had 24  application for the position of swimming instructor at Kitsilano beach, and  a special committee had been appointed to rf������al with the applicants and discuss their qualifications.  The pennision of the board was  given to the Citizens' band to use the  band stand on Kitsilano beach July 18,  22 and 25). and at Stanley Park on June  8 and 21. dates that did not clash with  other engagements. This is to le subject to the approval of Mr. J. ',. Arm- 4  strong, representing the B. C. Electric ':<|>  Railway company. j^*  Commissioner 0������en said tlvir  in regard to Bridge Street  park was to  make  the east end oi' the  park  into  tennis courts, and the west end  into i 4"  an   ornamental   park.      Thev     would < <|>  $500 Cash  will handle this  Braithwaite & Gloss  Phone 6311 at27 Granville St.  S*  905 Davie St Phone 6263  VANCOUVER PURE MILK CO.  Pure bottled Milk and Cream, from A.  MATSQUI. B. C.  W.   Wards's Dairy  Prompt attention to special orders.  ���������lfi-49  Plan I *  l<&  %   N. E. Lougheed                      PHONE 1506                        w. J. Coates %  I        LOUGHEED & COATES I  Real Estate and Insurance }.  632 PENDER ST., W. \  There are reasons for buying at: once available property on the .���������������  No. 1 Road. South Vancouver, chief among which  is the possibility 5������  of a car line from Victoria to Boundary Road.    We are offering choice %  Lots in our Subdivision of Block !>. D. 1-. o0, fronting on No. 1  Koad, \  for from $350 up;  terms of from $50 cash;  balance over three years. *f  The water is being laid past the property, and there will soon be all %  City conveniences.    Buy now and  be  in  line for a good  substantial *  profit.    Let us arrange to take you to see this property without de- j  lay. %  spend $1000 in improvements and $500  for a bandstand this year.  (UNO BAN  8!  S  <$������2������gHS>4MSM$������2i4*2MgMS* .&������J������S������������>ti~S"$������J������<5>������><**J������<2!������> O C''*^i,^,������'*V^,J,,^Si*!������S,,t',,S>,!*,2>'t'"Jiv������4>������J,^*J,<S������J,4>'  HELEN    BADGLEY ���������   Teacher ot  Elecutiou, Physical Culture and  Dramatic Art.   Plays Coached, Entertainments Directed, Platform Recitals.  Studio: 4)92 Hornby Street  Telephone R353o.  Wil.   V<k-^'lovpon   o-  I'^rd   *lte  idea  MrHride  favored  if.  bi't spid   the  PHONE 938  Q. S.  Kelly  2333 Westminster  Avenue  Successors to  ANDREWS   &  NUNN  Mt. Pleasaut's Leading  ���������en  }ie $;>..! i-tvw  hoii'-'llt. *2.-!  II.Md  Controllers   should   vo-k   cvlii   hours  each day in the city's employ.  The- (|i'PS*ion or sa'aiy was  r;i|sed. Aid. Rnivsuy movpd i  i ''it. A'd MeiJbi'rn s: i I h  ���������'.00 would be sitflici-Mii. A'd. Mc.Pber-  v>n moved it be S.'OOn. and that the  Controllers' hours he from '.l a.m.. to 5  i\ ni. Aid. Steven* suggested that the  ev'act hours be left ont anl: simnly  state th.-t the Contro'te^s should de-  jjivote all f'Oir lime to eivk- affairs. This  }i! was finally carried.  H; The question of City Hall site then  fl ! "--o'lie in) for <5i<--fri"������i^n. 'Hie Mayor  ���������jj; strongly favored present site, sdvocat-  We see that the permission for a  band to play'at Kitsilano Beach was  subject to the approval of the B. C. E.  Ry. Co.  Things in reason, but why the Park-  Commissioners should lefer to the B.  C. E. Ry. Co. in any matter of this  nature is beyond us. This company  was supposed, and 1" believe promised,  to double track this line e:e this, and  because they do not give a continental  for the convenience cf this part of the  town   apparently,    they    do   as   they  please.     Why   should   the   people   of  Kitsilano be deprived cf this generous  'jffer to  supply  them  wilh  music because the 13. C. E. Ry. Co. may veto  the matter?   The reascn. we are told,  that this   Kitsilano line is not double  racked, is ior lack of rails, apparently  ;he;e   is   r.o   la;k   of   raiis   where   a  bonus is offered on Sixteenth avenue,  it"seems to have escaped the notice of  ho   Park   Commissione; s   and   we  do  'ict suppose'the B. C E. Ry. ever knew  hat trailers cculd te put on Lo aceom-i'_,���������  aiodate  rhe  public oilier  than at the  tare   track.     We  believe  thsre  is  no  mere  level-headed organiz-Jiion in the  .vke than the Park Commis-  ���������iione!s.     They   aie   certainly   to   he  . ommended in the work they are. doing, and the way they are handling the  affairs of the city, hut we do not see  hat they should : dd lo tho!r numbe;s  : corporation which appai :r.:tly has 11c  etiauis lor the public convenience ami  welfare.  CUT FLOWERS  AND POT PLANTS  in great variety.  F. FAT KIN  Tho South Vanooovoi* Oar*  flans employ only White Labour. They are daily on the  market with a choice display  of vegetables. Free delivery.  If you Can't Call Telephone  your orders.  When in town don't forjret  that the Globe Hotel is the  nearest Hotel to the Market.  Thoroughly up-to-date and the  terms are reasonable.  Cunningham & Ohanman  The flowers that bloom in the  Spiing are only the forerunners of the  gorgeous display that comes'later.  Make- your home cheery by giving  as au order on Saturday.  THE MARKET FLORISTS FARMERS AGENCY-CITY MARKET  To the Farmers.  We are opeu to buy for cash all  kinds of Local Home fed meats providing the quality is of the best.  Please don't offer us anything else.  , Choice Butter and fresh Eggs  ] are all we handle. Ask any of  ) the regular customers at the  j| market. They will tell you our  j stock never varies and our sales  j keep on increasing-.  V VARS& MORRISON  1  L^SD  ACT.  Xew   We  tiniiiHlcr   Liiud   l)i -strict.  l>i-tnc.t  i>\' Saw \Vo ���������tminster.  I ^COOK & ROSS  j THE RELIABLE  AUCTIONEERS  Ji Sell all kinds of..Live Stockton the  $1  7 City Market every Saturday  Z at 10 a.m.  Grocers.  :-'2; the e'-e^'ion of a reinforced stee1  ! a+'M'cture. suitable.for a business block.  ' whi'-h. he stated, would serve the city  for some, vears.    T^e city  OIL  EXCITEMENT  IN  CALIFORNIA.  California oil situation continue t<  be the source cf the chief exc;tem?iv  of that State. The latest reports state  at present, hbat another "gusher" sending forth  w������.-e not in ;i popi'ion to build a'hall j 25.000 barrels a day, has broken forth.  ���������u:Trer-urale wiih her 'importance. | about two miles from the "Lakeyiew  ,-,., no ,i,-.).t wo'-i;i i-e in a few years'; gusher." This neiw well is situated  ti'iie/'-Then. aeain." said his worship, ion the Union Oil Co.'s property, and  -it wce'd take a si eat many years to ; is only 150 feet from the property of  erect such a buildine. and we cannot .j the Canadian Pacific Oil Co. of Cali-  Li'ornia, of which .Mr. J. Beach of this  is   the   representative.     A   large  TAKK iMiiict- that Ida  II.  S. J x-ljoti. ol'  Viilicom er,    !'..   (.'..   Intciul-;   to :i|>pl.v    I'm-  pi'i-ieiv-i'/ii    to    pin-elm o    tlio l'o||owiii|<  \n -criln'it   linids:-���������  e'diuiiK'nciiiK  ut  :i  post   ]>l:mt������>il   .-it   tin-  .\nii |;c:i-1   (.'Ofiiui' of T.   X*.   -li'jriG;   tlH'in-'.'  10 cliiiin-.  lnorc ot- less.   Km-t;-llic-iico  Si)  .'���������liiiiji-i,   inoi'i;   or   ioss.   North:   tlienci.'    I'.i  cliiinis.   inure   '<r   io w,   W'c  i;   iln'm.-i'   ^'u J  ������������������haiii-i,   more   or   le ���������������     North;   ihence0-"  ���������liaiii '.    ii'.cri-    or    ii'-!!:,\Ve-l;    thence    "Jii  ���������i;:in>,   more   or   icj--,   t-oiith;   tiience   lii|  chitiii".   !M"re   or   lc--^,    I-.ii  l;    llKnce,    I'll  ..li;iiji~.   more   or   le~s   South;   ther.ee    Iu !  :hains.   nua-e. er   le-s.   We t:   tiience   4il j  eiiain.-.   nioi���������   or   ieis,   South;   thence   NO  .���������'liil]!1-.    inoie   or   'e;- ���������.    l-':i   t   to   point   of  .���������opiniei'c-lliellt      <:o|i|ii>IlillK   i-'ix   lmn(lre;l  .-'.nd loj-ty  (ti-lU'i  acres, mr.r<* or 1 <?,^s.  IDA 51. S.  D13UOl7.  Nan e vi'  A]>i>:iciint.  Yvilliam John Pascoe, Agent.  Date. April  loth.  1!'10.  When we advertise Cream  at  10c\  per  can   everyone   thovgltlwe    had I  struck Rack-IrAtom.    But   look!  we  are vow selling -i Conn for 25c wary  Can (janrantecd.  S. T. WALLACE & Co.  s.vxrow*<:aB������HK  For LAYING  FOWL  and  CHICKENS call  L.  leer  City Market  r���������*x:^*e^:'!m9���������*-*m'  <!>���������:���������<>������������������:���������  ^ ��������������� *i2>*>^���������->*������������������* ->*4������  ���������>'*>���������>''������*.  =J  h'-.iv in t.h;s old rookery much lovsre  r'.->- ^v���������f^J���������;h-:I> also advocated securing j < ity  the Court House site, the old High ! amount of the property in this locality  e.inni.frmrails. and coupling these j is held by K. C. capital. Vancouver  wish the Camt-ie street grounds and ; people beins: deeply interested.  n\| Hrsnitsl site bv purchasing thei The Lakeview gusher is producing  iuterverine blor-k. thus making a hand- i about 50.000 barrels per day. and  nd capacious park in the heart: seemingly   there    is  no  reduction   in  *2>  some ar  of the city.  pressure as yet.  Merchants and others having accounts for collection are requested to send same to  Creditor's Collection Agency  Rooms 106=7 Dcdscn Blk., 77 Hastings St. E.(  Prompt attentior given.    Also reports as to financial  standing of persons prepared.  PHONE 6681 THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  gggm  rURNITURE AND CARPETS,  ETC.  FOR   CASH   AT   ROCK BOTTOM PRICES  We  Buy  We  for   Cash  Sell     for   Cash  You Get the Benefit  CALL~It costs you nothing to see our stock whether  you buy or not  E L. BALLARD  1024 Westminster Ave. Phone 2137  Alaskan Graft Charges  NOTICE.  I TAKE NOTICE that I, John Ham-  ond, of Nelson Island, occupation  rmer. intend to apply for permission | (n     .    ^���������^��������� ,,������������������.- i\  purchase   the   following   described;;. , ,     .^       l^ont. trom page 1J  ,ds: ��������� tlie people mm ��������� although  very slightly., .still percept ably,  is giving  Commencing  at   a   post  planted   at : Wiiy  beioro this stern  tieiiiMiid.     Britnin. the  tuition whose  nnine  is  jmmencing  ai.   a   posi   ihhiubu   *i . ���������> ������,-   ��������� "'<-..   ��������� ....-,.......    ----      --  South Kast corner of Pre-emption j the .svirinmn n.l: liberty has recently passed I'hrongli a bloodless rev<  2131,  being about :M  miles in ������ | ]���������ti0ii   wliich marks the attainment' of a new elevation in the gre;i  tii Easterly direction from mouth oi , ,, ,,  ()f ti,.lim<.rm.y.    The  United  States have,  in  reeen  tati   pek in Hillings May (Nelson Island*  3iit 1-2 mile from the entrance of  thence North 40 chains; thence  20 chains; thence South ><I0  lai '  r comniencemeiu. conuuiuns <?v auca.:  JOHN  HAMMOND.     itlie  privileges oi' the nwisso*  firil 4th, 1010.  upward  march  ol: driiioerne.v.    The  I'nited  States have,  in  recent  years, been grappling heroically with her gigantic trust problems.  .  Lii������=..^ ..  - ^,   .-. Throughout Canada niav be seen at work influences which promise  ^sf'hen!" wUt^c^inlr stake r' *'���������i uprise *������> ^������U h"/*"^ l������>������������������i  l-'ties. unless these  ximniencenient. containing SO acres, j ���������Silll1(' organizations  lollow stilt  mul extend the responsibilities and  "         '      ,iV'   privileges oi: the masses.  The nni'iiral and opporlnue t<iiestion to ask is "what .is the next  ;  step   necessary   to   meet   this   demand  for  advance   so   persistently  LAND ACT sounded all along the line?  New Westminster Land District. The   answer   is   varied   according   to   location   and   eoiulil ions.  ���������-"'���������District-of-New--Westminster. ----- ���������P������iit'--speaking--foi^-t,-an-ada.---we--w-()iiUl--tuihe.sita.ti.utrlv saw that," Direct  TAKE notice that I.Irving 1 .Bain    Legislation, 'the   Initiative.   Referendum   and   Recall'/'   is   tl nlv  _ Vancouver,  11.  C, oeenpisuon  wood ,   . ,,.-,������������������  laler, intend to apply for permission '��������� Silll<' ilu<l .lust:. finswer which can be made to the demands ot demo-  1 purchase the    following   described! (-racy for a wider expression in the affairs of the nation.  Ads:  Commencing at a post planted " "   '  I the north-east comer of Lot. 10.  nice north 20 chains, ihence went SO  tins, thence south.20 chains, tiience  ft SO chains more or less lo pe-iiu.of  nmencemeiii.  IRVING L.  I1AIX.  Ipril ISth. I'.ilO.  o  would  Some will contend that: the te.ass of the people are not capable  deciding  on   questions   of  gnat   national   moment   and   that   it  be inimical to the best itit-'i'ests of the country to place siu-h  !, i.. ..-(������������������ <r  a power in  ^  lie  . the hands of the pre.letariiite  a contention is not wc-l founded, as the briefest  possi  glance at past" history wo  or six centuries ago w had  practically  i! I tl eonv'nee any uupi-ejudiced mind  an absolute, monarc  ve  \\ ith  | an cxjeiisive system of serfdom.    l,,ollowing that came a period when  I nobility were given some voice hi  the national ��������� government.    Then  1 gradually developed the  franchise  privilege  until about  fifty years  '.ago. onr nation  for the first tinn- recognized  universal  right   i'o Ihe  vcr   u. i'.. iii-euiiiitii'iii'nurse. IdicikN ' I raiiehise.    It was p.ri'die|ed. when this point was acceded, that there  lijipiy  bir 'iii'i-nii-sion  lo lairchii-c tlie i WO!||,|   |)(.   widespread   ruin   am!   nol'itical   shipwreck,   but    "  'DwinK  de ���������-(���������nlii'il   laiuls:���������-' ; '  JiAKD   ACT.  iN'cw    We :tmiii:'U-r    I.ami    lii-trict.  Di.sirii-t  nl' New We.-tndnslur.  I'AKK iMilico that  Klla  IkOioo. nf V:m-  \vcr.  ruin  and  poiifu-a!  shipwreck.  I'liinniemdinf  :it   a   i>n-t   |><anti>d   at   tin'  |rtho:i������t  rui-iicr (if T.   L. ioo-.'i:  ttii-iici-  ! chains,   iMorP  or   less.   Xorili;   tiscnco  chains. 1111110 or toss, West:  tliem-i- $11  lins.   nimv   ui' ���������!"���������:������,   Si.utli:   thi-iu'i-   mi  lins,  inoi-o  nr  li":s    l-:,i-;i,   in   pu'mt   ni"  nmoi" i-um-i'I.   i-i.ni nlnlmr   six   lir.'idiv-i!  I l'ni-.y   /lilO)  iii-rt'-.  more or |c<<.  '���������It. I. A   I IK MOO.  N'-i'-.i" nf A1������j 11i 1 ��������� ��������� 1 j 11.  WilMam J'din  Pascoe, A'rcnt.  ltt>. -Ai>ril   l."illi.   IU 10.  better  and  more just  vernment.     Now  Ihe  t'  resuli  has  ue  lias   been  arrived when another advanced step should be made audjiol oiiiy a  universal franchise recognized, I lit Unit lliose exercising Ibis .franchise should have the opportunity to d'l-ectlv voice their ou'isioiis  en the questions involve -;.    In oth"r words, the electors should have  '       '   ami  I'll!  ������������������  17:  ' ma-  ���������tui  Land Act  Ihe privilege of express7g their views on ail-statutes and bin  011 the general policy of the government hy a "direct vote" ai  through a representative who at h'-sl can only honestly ex-':'<  own opinion, but who unfortunately, very often votes as the  ������������������hine" directs or as he is induced or bought to do by powe  ju-ivate influences.  The " Ibillinger" ease in America is a most glaring example'of  how thoroughly subservient men   ti office niav become to private in--  ^^'rl -''I't'u^ti.ii Kin-  tiuences espeeially when such influence is backed by untold wealth.  <i to appi> -for ]>f>nn'.������sii������ii to purcha^u  f-nada  is not  free from mauv examples of s'niilar kind.     F:>r in-  ���������   followiim   ile������cri>>'.-'l   lands:��������� . i-      i-    r.'-i 1 o-,., ,  .,        , ,,  'umrcn.-ins at a jx>-t p!ant..,i at the stance Premier Hutiiefford s Hailway scheme: Si!ton and the Atlantic  "i~tiict i.ot  1 -itir..  Ti-ading  Company..     All   these   go   to   slimy   how   impossible   it   is.  i\-p Souti". tlieni.''        -11' ' '        i-  N'urth -i" chains:   avitli  file "reiiresentat'.ve     system ot  (oiverninent. to secure an  ;n--  knce"Ka������t   JO  chain-:   thence  Xort!  l-n-i    _-.      . 4(1  tiiris:   lliciicf  We-;t  JO  chain",   mm-t-. otto   tlie   shore   line:   tit'-'ice   Soetli-  sterly.   follewhisr tlie  meander  of said  I ire line. Sii chains, mole er less, to  nt of commencement, containing liju  es, more or '.ess.  WILT.IAM JOHN VASCOE.  bruary 4th. l!Mi>.  curate exj'-revsion  of the will  of tlie. people- and  crystallize   it   mMo  law.    Generally speaking the i>uh!ic is honest aiid. detests any c:.''iu-  ;siou with corni|>t practices and if given an opportunity woultl eliuiin-  : ate all such elements from the poliiical life of the country.  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>  We are always open to buy first ���������  class Hay and  Oats and always \y  .pleased to quote   prices.     We ���������  buy tho REST for wo only ���������  soR tho PEST. X  \ FOX BIOS. I CO. Vest. Ave. Wt Market \  ������������������������������������������������������    A rpiiet weeding took place at 1G."3 .\ientie will reside in Vancouver.  Seventh avenue west on Wednesday,  June 1. at ~> o'clock in the afternoon,  when Rev. E. \\*. Staplei'ord united in  marriage Mr. James Mentie and .Miss  Elizabeth   Marlow, "both  of  this   city  We clean carpets with powerfu  vacinn dirt extractor; no lifting or re-  laying. Electric Carpet Cleaner, Loc  Block.   Phone 2127.  Rev. 1-:. W. Staplet'ord left to-day for  Toroi.to. where he will sjiend the  next t'AO months. During his absence  his l)i-othe'-. Mr; Frank Stap!e*'ord. will  The bride was attended by Miss Bea-|u,ke <'hai'-e ������r the work in sixth A\'e  trice Coulton and Mr. William Hearns Inue Church during Mr. Stapleford's  supported  the  groom.    Mr.  and  -Mrs. .absence.  A I'iirewell was tendered'to the Re\  !���������!. P. Westman and .Mrs. W&sfrnan a-  i t!;e Mount Pleasant .Methodist I'hurch.  : on - --Tuesday'--'evening.:'' 'Mr."' ''We.ntm'ar  lias been pastor of the Mount Pleasan-  I t.lUM'th for three years, and leaves f  jtake' the pastorate of the Nelson  jchnrrth.  j The popularity of the retiring pas-  ��������� tor was fully demonstrated at the faic  i well service, the spacious auditoriun  j beius well filled with members auc"  I many cthtus who came to say gooc  I bye to Mr. and .Mrs. Westman. Theis  ! I'rierds presented Mr. Westman wi'h  ;S!(!0(lin gold toge;ber with an addrest  .j expressing tbe kindly l'cc-iir:gs ef t-ir  i iKc-ii'e. .Mrs. Westman and her lit.'!'  ' d;\n|.'liter. ���������'can. we:e each iiieJ'-^nted  wilh KiiP.-V'e "ii'ts and also an address  J from ihe li.'M< ���������'.  Mr.   Wpst'iitii)   '-e"':'jd   fe^lingiv,   e>:  pressing j-js reg!������-t ; ! seveiing hi^ con  re(tiin   with   .Mount     Pleasant,     also  thanking   them   for   their   loyalty   :-::x'  support, duiiri; his (("in as pasto -.    lb  pw>;iif!:e   for   les   s=" (���������("���������:-''r   (]).>   ' ������;ot'  stipport   of  the   coii'.'re^v.iV'm.     !":s   "f  marks were fre'inently imerruii'ed bv  hearty applause and 'up to the <���������( inple-  tion of his speech this reached an ovation.  Mr. (',. W. Hall contributed t-> the  ple.'isure of-the evening by singing two  of his popular songs which rece;ved a  hearty reception. Mr. Phillips alsoien-  derod two ss'ec-lions wilh his usual  -rocil form, ca'lia'r loMh' heurv ai'-  ���������elaiise. R"vs. MiMi'-en ami Sa-'df'"-ri|  spoke as representatives of the Ministerial body.  Mi-.   R.   S-"p;>i-M|i<������-.   who   p:':siri  <].   re  viwed at !ev'rth t' <��������� wnrk of Mr. West  man hs pastor ai;d [���������:���������.'��������� A v glow' lg --i  bate to his manly  nuaMt'es  air'  gav  ex]>i'Pssion to t'^e e-eneral regret "xneri-  eiKe.l by tln������ cnngiega'ioii and f Sends.  After   the   forma!   farewell   the   whole  andience  crowded   aroerd the  11 tiring  7)astor  and  shook  his har:d  iu  a final  farewell.  ������J������^M{^l������J������^������J-������^t������J������S>������J������4������J������������{f������J*l*J������{������tl^������<*l������J������Jl������J������J >  TORONTO  FURNITURE   STORC  3334 Westminster Avenue.  June- is the month when  Cupid works overtime and  we)dings are the fashion of  the day. To those who are  inviied our beautiful line of  SILVERWARE  end CUT GLASS  Offers a choice selection of gifts  We have just received a large  consignment of new silverware  in the Latest Designs ?nd an  offering the line at Big Reductions. See our windows foi  Bargains  GEO. G. BIGGER  V ATCI-'M Anl R   u.d  JKWKU.'���������'!%���������  143 Hastings, \V.  Opjuisite Province  Beds, Bed Springs and Mat^  tresses/ Dressers and Stands,.  Extension and Kitchen Tables,  Carpet Squares, Linoleums, Oil  Cloth with leather seats. Easy  Chairs, Sofas, Crockeryware,  Japanese Spuares, all sizes,  Rugs,   I.iice   Curtains  and   Coles. .  ���������:���������  ���������:���������  ���������'c's-'i'v'-?'  M.   H.  COWAN.  "!���������-���������( * -���������.���������<.<;��������� ���������<���������>���������  't**!'*!'^'^*'-^'^* i  (.*������t3)������**  ; The   best   .stock   of   ARMS.  ������  ; AMMUNITION,     CUTI.KRY.  ������  ji and SPORTING   GOODS   can  |  ! 'I* he found at the store of                ���������:���������  '.' ***  i Chas. E. Tisdall \  f ti!S-fUU Ha.stitiys St.          t  Lawnmowei's tliiiri c-ncd Mfti repaired    Average ];r:ce a()c  MOUNT   PUE>SANT   XKW   <;KNK  RAL REPAIR SHOP  "J-V..'."! 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It-run   fcr  < ..Mix. $3.~i a year, i>u&ia������e tr*v.ij<l.   is>i������l by  i br������.-.ch Cffico, &' * ES_ VTaekiLimn. I>. C. WFSTFPvN CALL. VANCOUVER  BRITISH COLUMBJA,  We Want Your  LOCALS  ������3:������^:������S  ITEMS   OP1  INTEREST  SEND THEM:;IN.  Modesty has nothing  with the matter.    You  owe it to your friends  to announce their visit  or    your   own   social  events.  Help us to make  Mount Pleasant a  HOME CENTRE  It helps to Boost  YOUR  WARD!  VISITING FRIENDS  are glad to have mention mad^ of their visit;  friends are found that  you otherwise would  have no knowledge of  being near. Besides all  this it makes the community more homelike.  Drop us a card or  PHONE  1[ 405 PHONE  The Western Call  2408 Westtn'ster Rd  CARLOTTA   AND   NAPOLEON.  How the Crazed Empress' Curse Camp  to a Fulfillment,  tieneral Henrico d"Almonte was from  VS63 to  lSOli  the ambassador of  Em- j  peror   Maximilian   of   Mexico   to   the j  court of Napoleon III.  The most inter- j  estiug  and   most   pathetic   episode   to  which D'Almonte  was a  witness and  ���������which    is    vividly    described    iu    his  memoirs   is  the  meeting   between  the  scheming   French  emperor  and   Maximilian's wife, the beautiful and ambi- ;  tious Carlotta, who shortly before the !  catastrophe at Queretaro had come to  Paris to invoke Napoleon's aid for the  tottering throne of her husband.   But  Napoleon  III.,  who ������for  his own  per- j  fidious purposes had by promises and i  allurements  induced  Maximilian, tbea |  archduke of Austria, to accept the "re- j  stored"  throne of   Montezuma,   faith- j  lessly     abandoned     the     unfortunate j  prince to bis cruel fate as soon as he j  realized his schemes to be impractica- j  ble. |  Even at her arrival in Paris Carlot- j  ta's mind was already in such a high j  state of irritation that it was deemed j  advisable to have General d'Almonte  at her side during the meeting with Napoleon, which took  place in tbe em- I  press' apartments at the Grand Hotel  de Paris.  What lends special interest to that  Interview is the fact that the empress,  crazed by desperation and fear for her  husband's safety and by Napoleon's  unsympathetic attitude, hurled a curse  at tbe latter which in time was indeed  fulfilled to the very letter.  "The empress," says General d'Al- j  monte, "pleaded, partly, on her knees I  and in the most beseeching terms, with j  the stony Frenchman to no avail. Then l  it was that I witnessed the most har- j  rowing and dramatic scene of my life. i  Frantic with grief and excitement, the '  empress, with drawn mouth and flash- {  Ing eyes, sprang to her feet, extending i  both her hands toward the retreating i  emperor. |  " 'Leave me.' she yelled in a rolce ���������  which cut through me like a sword��������� I  leave me, but go laden with my curse I  ���������the same curse that God buried at!  the first murderer. May your own j  house and throne perish nmld flames j  nnd blood, and when you are humbled i  In the ifiist, powerless and disgraced,  then shall the angel of revenge trum- |  net into your ears the name* of Maxl- |  miliiin and nirlorta" "  At Sedan  and   by  (he revolution  in  Paris Sept    I.  ISTO. the unhappy far  'otta's curse wa* fulfilled to the letter  -Captain  t'hmle.s   Kiener In   Los An  geles Times.  I  THE    STOKE  OF     QUALITY  ; m  \  &m*,<&.*.ti>-������.<t>.*-<������>-.'&.������i>-.-<$>..'<Z>.*H2>-..cZi...&  Phone  1360  (TRIMBLE  We hear a good deal about this  store being "Too Dear." , We  challenge comparison with" any  store in the city in staple lines  of goods. Of course we hear  now Jand again of "Snaps."  There is no such thing as a snap  in first class articles. All prices  rule alike. Call and convince  yourself.  Always a choice selection of  fresh fruits and vegetables on  hand.  to  I  ������  I  ���������   (  I  I  I  j LAMONTC GROCERY  2243 Westminster Ave.  Near Corner 7th  I  Strength of Rings,  Some elaborate calculations, backed  by experiments, hare been made tt  England to determine the breaking  str-ngth of rings. It apt>enrs that n  ring of ductile metal, like malleable  Iron, will be pulled out into the form  of a long link liefore It breaks and that  the ultimate strength of the ring is  virtually inde|>eiident of its diameter  Fruclure finally occurs as the result of  almost pure tension, ami the resistance  to breaking Is a little less than twice  that of a rod of the same crosn section  subjected to a straight pull. As the  ring increases in diameter there appears to be a slight approach toward  equality, with double the strength of  a bar Thus a three inch ring, made  of three-quarter inch iron, broke at  nineteen and one-half tons, a four Inch  ring at nineteen and nine-tenths tons  nnd a six lucb ring at twenty tons, the  strength of a bar of the same metal  being ten and one-half tous.  You Don't  Know  How Good  Our photographs are until you  try them for yourself. Since we  .opened out "on the Hill" we have  had great success and our customers are well pleased with our  work.  ARTISTIC POSING,  SKILFUL RETOUCHING.  CAREFUL FINISHING  And our prices are reasonable.  KODAK FINISHING?       YBS,  STACKS OF IT.  WE DO  Welford,  PHOTOGRAPHER  MT. PLEASANT STUDIO,  GQR. WEST1INSTER AVE. IM BWAIWAY  ������ff  <������, NORRIS  REALTY CO.  '������*  Real Estate and Insurance Brokers  2503 Westminster Road  Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road  <s������i  <%>  Special Buys  <s>  5 room house on 50 ft. lot on 5th Ave. between  Ontario and Manitoba Sts. This is a first class investment and we believe this is fast becoming a  business centre. Price $4000 for a few days. $1000  cash, balance arrange.  Last week we advertised a lot on Westminster  Road between 8th and Broadway which was soon  picked up by a wise investor and this week we offer  a 56 foot corner by 131 feet deep on the same thoroughfare and we believe that the person that buys  this will obtain big results from his investment as  this important street is fast becoming recognized as  the main artery of the district. Price $20,000.  $6500 cash, balance on easy terms.  t  Seventeen years business standing  in this district.  Trimble  & Norris  *  ��������� j  *  *  *  *  *  *  ��������� {  ������������������ '���������  m j  *  ��������� J  4.*]  *i  *!  *  ���������*  *i  ��������� 1  *l  * .   -   .        .���������  <S>'������.tJ><.<������H������.<$>.������.^>.������..������i-������.<5t.*t3i.������.<S>.������.i������i.������.i������:.������.������i.������.^.������.^^^^  Worst Than Too Dad.  Tlie suburbanite stood  on  the back  platform of the car smoking bis morn  ing cigar.   He struck up a conversation  with  tbe  conductor   when   that  brass  butloued gent was not busy.  "Whatever itecame of that basket of  ?ggs that was left on your car?" he Inquired.  "I took tb<>in home," gloomily replied  the conductor  At the astonished look from the pas  senger the 'unduetor explained:  "You see. any article left in my car  Is mine if n<������ one pnts in a claim for it  within six weeks The six weeks were  up yesterday, and the company told  me to take the eggs away."  "Too bad." said the passenger.  "Rotten." said  the conductor.  Shak������tp������ar������'s Descendants.  Besides bis nrst child. Susanna.  Shakespeare's ouly other children were  a boy and a girl, twins, Ixmi in 158ft  Susanna married a Dr. Hall, a Stratford physician, in 1007. was left a  witiow in I������ttr> and died iii 1040. She  had only <>n<> child, a daughter, who.  though twice, married, left no children  Of the twins, tbe hoy. named Uamnet.  died at the age of eleven, and the girl.  Judith, inn tried Thouius (Juincy and  had three sous, who all died childless.  Men's Dress.  Men are dressed as they are chiefly  tiecause fewer of them look ridiculous  so clothed than they would in any oilier costume. .Modern dress is mercifui  to men. It gives no undue advantage  to tbe well built and handsome. In  deed. It detracts from their appearance  and modifies th*" figures of those not  blessed with a line physique.���������Court  Journal  80 x 82 Corner 7th   and   Victoria  Only $S0WI. Excellent terms.  Cut of   His  Mouth.  His   youngest   grandchild   hml   man  aged to get piissessiwi <>f a primer and  was trying to eat it.  "Pardon me for tab ins the words out  of yt.-ur month, iittle one." said the professor,    hastily    interposing.  11.11.  317 Met  SCO.  Vancouver THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  BEYOND   PERSUASION  A  German   traveller   who   tried   tcr1  l>ass a meal  ticket  on  the  train   was  by the  conductor  that he  would  lave to nay ihe: regular fate oi! thirty-  |ve cents.    The  German  argued  and  jfused to pay more than twenty-five  it's,  wbeieupon   the  conductor stop-  lied the train and put him off.  .In  a twinkling   the    traveller    ran  lliead   of  the  engine   and   started   to  walk on the track.   The engineer blew  fiis   whistle,   but   the   irate   German  |urhed, shook his fist and called out:  "You can vissle all you vant to.    I  Eron't come pack."���������Eastern Laborer.  JUST ONE MORE KISS  INFANT DIPLOMACY  A tall man. impatiently pacing the  hlatt'orm of a wayside station, accosted  |.i red-haired boy of about twelve.  "S-s-say." he said, d-d-do y-you know  [ha-ha-how late the train is?"  The boy grinned, but niade no reply.  The man stuttered out something about  A dear o'.d citizen went to the cars  the other day to see his daughter off  on a journey. Securing her a seat he  passed cut of the car and went around  to the car window to say a last parting  word.  While he was leaving the. car the  daughter crossed the aisle to speak to  a friend, and at the same time a grim  old maid took the seat and moved up  to the window.  Unaware of the change, the old gentleman hurredly put his head up to the  window and said: "One more kiss,  pet."  In another instant the point of a  cotton umbrella was thrust from the  window, followed by the wrathful injunction: "Scat. you grey-headed  wretch!"���������Detroit Trade. 1  One of a party left his corner seat in  an already crowded railway car to go  in search of something to eat, leaving  a rug to reserve his place. Returning,  he round that in spite of the rug ajid  the protests of his fellow passengers,  Bred-headed kids in general and passed  the seat had been usurped by a well-  fyito the station.  A stranger, overhearing the one-sid-  fed coir,ersi tion, asked the boy why hu  (hadn't answered the big man.  "D-d-d'ye wanfer see me g-g-get me  ���������fa-fa-face punched?" stammered the  f)oy. "D-d-dat big gg-guy'd fink 1 was  mo-mocking him."���������Everybody's .Maga-  line.  dressed woman. With flashing eyes  she turned upon him.  "Do you know, sir, that 1 am one of  th������ directors' wives?"  "Madam." he replied, "were you the  director's only wife 1 should still protest."���������Chicago  Socialist....  GGMET SCARES  On .May ISth the earth was plunged  into the tail of Halley's comet, and the  head of that body was but 15.000,000  miles away. It is but natural that a  thinking man should ask: Is there any  possibility that the earth may encounter a comet and thus come to a frightful end?  Curiously enough, it was Halley hiru-  sely who first pointed out the possibility.   Whiston. Newton's successor in  tic than in other regions of the sphere,  the collisions would occur rather more  frequently than this, but hardly as often as once in 2,000,000 years; and  since it has been estimated that animal  life has existed upon the earth for  about 100.000.000 years, a considerable  number of collisions, perhaps as 'many  as fifty, must have taken place during  that interval, in Prof. Pickering's opinion, evidently without producing any  very serious results.  The old notions of the tidal effects ol  comets were based upon an erroneous  conception of cometary masses. It  seems astonishing-that a man of Laplace's wonderful mathematical powers  the I.ucasian chair of mathematics at'should not have concluded that a bcdv  SATISFIED  HIS CURIOSITY  "As 1 pen these lines." wrote the travelling man who was scribbling a let-  3i- to his wife while the train was go-  ag at the rate of fifty miles an hour,  la    long-nosed,    squint-eyed,    rubbernecked Algerine.    with    an    alcoholic  ^reath md the manners of-a. llotten-  is looking over  my shoulder, and  A snort of rage interrupted him.  He turned quickly, but the man in  lie seat behind him. with gleaming  res, compressed lips, and a fiery red  [ice. was deeply absorbed in a "news-  fcper.���������Exchange.  f"As I understand it. they have los'  peir money, but. all of the daughters  tenable to earn their own living save  lie, who is most idle and incompetent,  (i'hat will become of* her.?"  "She'll have to get'inarrledi."  HER   DISPOSITION  A cow was killed on an Illinois railroad, and the section-boss, who had  just been promoted, made the report.  He told in the proper spaces what  train killed the animal and under svhat  condition it was done. Then he came  to a line: "Dispos'tion.   .,.,.   ."  "Well," said he. scratching his head.  "I'll be hanged if I'm sure about that,  but being's she's a cow, I think I can  guess at it."  So he filled out the line, which, when  it reached the general oitice read:  -Disposition, kind and gentle."���������Internal tonal Railway Journal.  A man was given lo boasting of his  aristocratic acquaintances. "I dined at  the Marchioness of Blank's last week,"  he said in Douglas Jerrold's hearing,  "and���������would you credit it?���������there was  no fish." "Easily explained," remarked ..lerrold. dryly. "No doubt they had  eaten it all upstairs'! '  Frallok and Harrison  Mount Ple*m*n1C4RRIAPE PAtNTCRS  Work don* Promptly anil with Despatch  272 8th Avonuo ���������  Imperial Investment Co., Ltd.  REAL ESTATE AND FINANCIAL BROKERS.  Estates Managed - Rents - Loans and Insurance  2313 Westminster Ave.  Phone 345  GEO. E. WILLIAMSON, Pres.  J.   N.  YOUNG,  SECRETARY.  T. J. IWHITESIDE,  ALD.  CITY, Director.  JAS. L. LOUGHEED, Manager  G. 0. McGUIRE, D.D. S.,  M. P, P., Director.  S. McCLAY, Director.  Our service is unexcelled.  Try it for finding that  home   you   would   like.  EfSMRSKT"  K32Z2tSSK?l  Cambridge, was so alarmed at "a chariot of fite" which flared up in'his day.  that Halley was prompted to look closely into its movements. His work led  to the startling result that the comet,  when pasing through the descending  node, had approached the earth's path  within a semi-diameter of the earth.  Naturally, Halley wondered what would  have happened had the earth and the  comet been actually so close together  in their respective orbits. Assuming  the comet's mass to have been comparable with that of the earth (an assumption which we now know to have  been utterly beyond reason) he concluded that their mutual gravitation  would have caused a change in tlie position of the earth in its orbit, and  consequently in the length of the year.  This train of thought led him to consider what the result of an actual collision would have been, and he concludes that "if so large a body with  so rapid a. mot inn were to strike the  earth���������a thing by no means impossible  ���������the shock might reduce this beautiful  world to its original chaos."  Hence Halley not only dispelled the  superstition and the terror which once  followed a comet's wake, but also  pointed out a possibility which the  superstitious Dark Ages had never  dreamed of. It seined to Halley not  improbable that the earth had at some  remote period been struck by a comet  wnich. coming upon it obliquely, had  changed the position of axis of rotation, the north pole having originally,  he thought, been at a point not far from  Hudson's Bay. The more recent investigations of Kelvin and Sir George  Darwin completely upset any such  theory.  Since Halley's time the chance of a  collision between the earth and a  comet has engaged the attention of  many astronomical mathematicians.  Laplace, tor example, painted the possibility of a collision with the earth so  vividly that he startled his day and  generation. He drew a picture of a  comet whose mas was such that a tidal  wave some some 13,000 of 14,000 feet  high inundated the world, with the result that only the higher peaks of the  Himalayas and the Alps protruded.  Lalande.created a panic by a similar  consideration of the subject in a paper  which   was  intended  for presentation  befoie the Academy of Sciences,  but ....                       ,               ...         ,     ���������  ���������    ,_             , 'You say  you know nothing at all  which  was  not read.    Such   was  the al)0Ut oul. ralll0adf.. 8aid the offic|al.  popular excitement, that he telt h.m- ���������Nothm     whalev6r ���������-  allsWered   the  self   constrained to allay    the    public  ...               i_- applicant,  tears as well as he could in a soothing ^.^ J ^^ ^                  Jn tfce  article published ui the    Gazette    de  ^.^ q[ 1;.lf(n.mallon and let ,he t,.a.  Prance.   The masses assumed by both ;  Laplace and Lalande are so preposterous that their theories are no lonver  seriously  considered by any sane astronomer.  Since the day of Laplace and Lalande there have been several comet  "scares." Biela's cornet crossed tbe  earth's orbit on October 29th, 1S;i2.  When that fact wass announced. Europe was in a ferment. The orbit of the  earth was confused with the earth  itself. Such was the popular excitement that Argo took it upon himself to  compute the possibilities of a collision.  He pointed out that the earth did not  reach the exact spot where he come:  had intersected the earth's orbit unti.  a month later, on November ".0th, on  which date the comet, was 60.000.000  miles away. Incidentally ho pointed  out that a collision was always happily  remote. He thought that, the chan;e.s  of a meeting were about one iu L'SL-  000.000. Babinet, on the other hand,  thought lhat a collision was likely to  take place once in V/about i.l.OOO.'RKi  years. More recently the entire problem has 1 een considered by Prof. W.  H. Pickering of  l-Iarvaid.    By a  colli-  fOR FINE  like a comet, which can sweep through  the eutire solar system without deranging one of its members, must have a  mass so small that it cannot appreciable affect the waters of the earth. As  it is, comets are more likely to be captured by planets (witness the comet  families of Jupiter and Saturn) than  to derange a member of the solar system or to produce tidal effects.  The plunging of the earth in the tail  of Hallley's comet    naturally    causes  many to wonder what will be the effect upon the inhabitants b'f the earth.  Simitar passages occurred in 1819 and  18<>1. but no one was the wiser till long  after.    Some astronomers  claimed  to  have noticed auroral glares and mete-  oris displays at. the time, but whether  these were really associated with the  comet, or.not cannot definitely be stated.   At all events, it may be safely held  that on May 18 next none of us will be  aware of the fact that we are literally  breathing the tail of Halley's comet.  From this it. may be infered that the  ������--fM r;i'.-': nf the possible effects of poisonous gases, tales for which the newspapers are largely responsible, are utterly  without  foundation.    It  is  true  that a comet's tail is composed of poisonous and asphyxiating hydrocarbon  vapors and of cyanogen; but it is also  true that the actual amount of toxic vapor is so small that when the earth is  brushed by the tail of Halley's comet,  the composition of the atmosphere will  not.be so affected that a chemist could  detect  it.    Flammarion  has drawn a  vivid picture in his "La Fin du Monde"  of the.posible effect of passing through  a tail highly charged with vapors.   He  has shown us terrified humanity gasping for breath   in its   death struggle  with carrbon monoxide gas, killed, off  with merciful, smlftness by cyanogen,  and dancing joyously to an anaesthetic  death, produced by the conversion of  the atmosphere into nitrous oxide or  dentist's "laughing gas."    No one of  any common sense should be alarmed  by these nightmares, particularly when  it is considered that so diaphanous!?  thin is the comet's tail, that stars can  be sen through it without diminution in  brightness.  HIS BEGINNING  I veiling   public   educate   you."���������Brass  HIGH  ENOUGH  One Saturday afternoon at Main  office ".got" a subscriber who had  thrown his fury into the third speed.  At first he was unwilling to talk. He  wanted someone higher in authority.  Miss Moon explained that he could  reach no higher on Saturday afternoon.  "Well,, who are you?"  She told him that she was the assistant chief operator.  "But what is your name?"  She told him that she was Mis.'  Moon.  He paused almost reminescently.  ".Moon���������Moon���������Moon," he repeated  in a mrvi::;i! cadence. "Well, I guess  that's hi;, h oiiongh for me."���������Operating Bulletin.  A LARGE PARTY  Peter F. Dr.i'i:y. the co-.n>--;!:;;r   vi  sion he understands, first, that any pari   man of imposing personal din-iep.sions.  of the earth strikes  any part  of the  a fact he once made use of to .he <ii  comet's head; secand, that any part cf  the earth strikes the most condensed  point in the head (the core) as distinguished   from   the   larger   nucleus.  sw What the average size of  Kj comet's head may be. we  fci|meai:3  of knowing.    Young-  that, for a re'eseopie comet i:  from 40.000 to 100,000 miles.  fer.    The hesd  of the great  1511   was .1.200.000     mile--:  Holme's comet in i  and that of i  over 100.000  lu  just of a railroad conductor.  Delayed at a small station, where  he through train for Xew York would  not stop for the next 2-t hours, 1.--.1 wireu  visible | ;;;t. sunciinteinlei.t at the next station  ���������e    co|i;e|(l'w:  estimates  averages  ii; diame-  coinot of  that     o!  iSf'2. TOO.000 vv  aked-eye comets gene:  miles.  !    The  e  :train."  '.?s- j     When  aily ! DaiU-y *  "Will   you   stop   at   Louleyyille   for  9 p.m.?-"  came:   "Yes.   wi!   stop  ! large pa ity at.  answer  the  express   yuW'.  ta: ted to loaid a  d  ^      ������**  Job  Printing  - TRY THE ���������  Terminal City Press,  LIMITED  2408  Westminster Road  PHONE 1405  is  lie  Your Patronage cordially solicited.  jB.C. Ornamental Iron & Fence Co., Ltd.  iPHONE 657" CoR. WESTMINSTER AVE. and FRONT ST  | In the last half of the Ipst ceWiry  i 121 cornets, including returns, ve-'etrar-  | (>r] the sphere of the earth's arbit. From  j This Prof. Picketing infe s that v.e  ! should expect to le struck \y the rrre  of a visible comet once in about 40.000.-   ui.er.sils at Ow  0'>0   years.     Since  comet's   orbits   are  moie thick!v distributed near the elip-  '���������Wlio'-e  ped for?"  "I am t-1  Daily, with  zir.e.  Have you se^n  aige  par.  \ e stop-  nmiired the conduct >r.  la!"':?  distii >'.  party.  -Youm  s    d  Ma:  ir.  :a-  is new h  <--t=eb.o!d  Mas" .:;' to- '.it? and  prices as low ;is any.   Inekleir. -.lly the  cierl;s know their b?:si:.e;s alse.  MT.  PLEASANT  will  be  Vancouver's future  Central District.  NOW is the time to advertise your business and  boost Ward Five.  F YOUR BUSINESS is not  worth advertising, advertise it for sale.  WE ARE the advertising  doctor for Mt. Pleasant, and district.  T8|p  2405 WESTMINSTER Rd. THE  WESTERN  CALL, VANCOUVER. BRITISH COLUMBIA;  i  :\lr.  and   .Mrs.   Charles  Keeler  have  moved to 149 Seventeenth avenue east.  Mr. McClay is about to build on the  corner of Westminster avenue and  Road. We see he has removed the  small office therefrom and we h������pe to  see  a skyscraper   go  up.  Mr. McAllister's  building, corner  "Eleventh and Main goes up apace.  of  Mrs. .lames (!. Mullen, S-'G Thirteenth avenue east, will receive the-  first Friday afr.ernoon and evening in  June, and afterwards on the first Friday of the month.  Mather    block    is    progressing  The  nicely.  Tho friends of .Mrs. Panii Pettipiece  >of 2o4fl St. GiitlHTine street are sorry  to learn that she is confined to her  home through illness.  A sample of the oil from the holdings of the Collingwood Oil Co.. Ltd.,  shows great possibilities. It was a  ���������jp-e'kt surprise to us to see the sample  and to know that we had such resources or indications of such within  walking distance of Vancouver. We  wish ihe exploiters all kinds of success, and as they are local men we  should assist them iu every manner  possible.  Shackleton  Drug���������colder  Sundae ��������� Independent  than the South Pole.  Mr.   Digby.   of   Mount   Pleasant,  very   low   with   pneumonia.  is  Mr.  toria.  Williams has returned from Vic-  Mr. Geo. Simpson, of l.angley. R. C.  left Thursday on a holiday trip to the  east. He expects to visit a number of  points in Manitoba.  We hear that the Square Grocery,  corner Heather and Broadway, has  changed hands. We wish Mr. Parry  success in his new work.  ,-Glod Feet  Make your tired, burning  feet glad.  One's feet need all the  ,-htlp that can be given  them. They do a lot of  work under difficulties,  ^especially in  hot weather.  NIm EAS'EM  Prevents chafing, excessive  sweating, disagreeable  ���������odors. Prevents the formation of corns and callouses  Keeps the feet cool, healthy  '"'v       and comfortable.  PRICE 25 Cents  BILICHKT PHARMACY  E.R.<30RI>ON  PRESCRIPTION   DRUGGIST  3214WMtminst*rAv������   Phon������4667  Krolick &, Harrison the popular Mt.  Pleasant Carriage Painters are a modest firm who deserve the patronage of  Ml.. Pleasant, they are doing good work  and on time. You don't need to go  down  town���������the   best  is  right,  here.  Mr. Humphreys of the Muir Rlock is  suffering from a bad cold.  A delegation of W. C. T. U. ladies  were appointed to wa:t on the pastors  of the eity with a view of having  special sermons preached on Moral Reform en May IS. Delegates to the convention in New Westminster were appointed as follows: Mrs. .1. McAllister,  Mrs. A. James. Mrs. a. .1. Perkins. Mrs.  Dickey, Mrs. X. G. Beckett. Mrs. Clark.  Mrs. R. 11. McCausland. Mrs. Jackson:  alternates, Mrs. Bodwell. Miss .White,  Mrs. J. T. Thompson.  Prof. T. Bonne Millar and Mrs. Millar left on 'Wednesday for a three  months' tour of Europe.  We  recently had  a  paper  returned  A CREDIT TO THE AVENUE.  Mr. R. Clapp of -f>1.4 Westminster  avenue has demonstrated what application to business will do. Some six  years past he commenced business at  the above address and from a small beginning with himself and Mrs. Claim  as tlie only help he has now developed  a business requiring 12 persons to  handle. Recently he installed a two  :housand dollar soda fountain and renovated his front windows taking the  whole store for confectionery, short  order lunches and soda fountain. The  taste displayed and tlie courteous service of this firm, known as the "Nugget" is above, the average and we can  assure the public they will not be dis-  to us through the post oflice with some appointed in service if they patronize  advice  and candid  opinion  expressed Ahis  wholesome  business.    Mr. Clapp  thereon, it was so raiiK ihe party was  you deserve success.  ashamed to sign their name or afraid  the postal authorities would make note  that they were breaking Ihe law.    We  thank  you,  but  don't   you   think   you  could secure a Chinaman to teach you  some English?  Mrs. Lester and her sister. Miss  Murphy, of Chilliwack, are in the city  for a couple of weeks' visit, guests at.  the home of Mrs. John Irwin, 150  Broadway west.  Miss Elinor Snelling of Ottawa is  visiting her sister, Mrs. J. .1. Weth-  erup, 204 Eleventh avenue west.  Mrs. M. ,T. Eppinger. 2S20 Scott  street, has returned with her children  from a visit with friends at Bracken-  dale. Howe Sound.  The first band concert of the season  will be given on Mount Pleasant, Monthly evening, May 6, at .Mount Pleasant  park, by the Sixth Regiment band.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Williamson and  Mrs. Pethick will leave on the 18th for  a two months' visit, in Eastern Canada.  Ice Cream Social.  "The ladies of St. Paul's Presbyterian  church will hold an ice cream and  strawbery social on Monday evening)  .Tune *>. This will be the first of the  season.  Mrs. K. N. Beckett, of Broadway  west, is recovering from the effects of  a severe fall on Monday evening.  The undertaking firm <tf Greene &  Simpson have just added- to their extensive out HI. a number of new articles.  Among the number is a beautiful silver-  grey hearse of the latest model built, in  London.  Their new casket wagon is one of the  finest on the coast. It is of the plain.  double-deck type, finished in black.  The sides are of the panel design whicii  gives it a very impresh'e appearance.  The pall-bearers' coach is also after the  latest model.  For a number of years this progres  sive firm, has been in business on Hast  ings street, but owing to the noise ol  that busy thoroughfare, some time ag<  moved to quieter quarters on Pendei  street next to the News-Advertiser office, Their parlors are fitted up with  a private chapel for holding funera'  services when they cannot be conveniently arranged at home.  A new partner in the person of Mr.  VI. \V. Merkley, of Toronto, has been  lately taken into the firm. With the  addition of the latest and most np-to  date facilities for handling their increasing patronage, the firm of Greene  & Simpson will always be found in the  front ranks of their profession.  Mount Pleasant Livery    ^  NEW STABLES - - NEW EQUIPMENT  2545 HOWARD STREET    -    -     PHONE 845  HACKS, BROUGHAMS, SURREYS,  SINGLE AND DOUBLE DRIVERS.  Night Orders promptly attended to.  * THESTERLING DRY GOODS  *  I  I  AND MILLINERY HOUSE  3218 Westminster Avenue.  *  *  S>  SPECIAL 30 PAYS SALE  WATCH THIS SPACE-for. Iwrgains a������im dtXermincd to  rednce stocks.  W A T Oil    < > i: H     w 1 x l> o w s  f  f  i  f  i  i  Mr. J. H. Parry the popular grocer  at Corner of 1.2th and Westminster, has  sold, his business to Mr. W. J. Allen  recently of CranbrooU. Mr. Allen is an  up-to-date grocery man and you can depend on a hustler from the beginning.  KNOX CHURCH SOCIAL.  The choir concert and social was a  ical success, throughout^ on Tuesday  evening and deserved a packed edifice  instead.of one about two-thirds filled.  But those who did attend were much  pleased with the entertainment and  were throughly appreciative of the  splendid work done. The choir has cer  Mrs. S. E. Moore, 482.Eighth avenue  east, is on a three months' visit, to hei  old home in Nova Scotia*- and other  eastern points. ../ri  It takes a search warrant to find the  water mains in Mount Pleasant and if  it is absolutely necessary to know  where they are located ask Mr. McAllister the course of procedure���������we  would advise any person desiring this  information to see Dr. Rowe of the  Tourist Association. City Hall! N'o  use.  Mrs. Evans of 219 Twelfth avenue  east left this week for Prince Rupert,  where she will join M r. Evans.  Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Morrison of  ;',:! Fourteenth avenue west are receiv-  ng the congratulations of their friends  upon the birth of a son.  Sons of England Parade.  The annual church parade of the  local lodges of the Sons of England  took place Sunday. Leaving Mount  Pleasant, headed by the Salvation  Army band, the procession proceeded  to St. Michael's church, where an address was given by Rev. G. H. Wilson.  The service closed with the national  anthem.  The death occurred yestarday of Thos  Dobson, cornerBodwell and Seacombe  Roads. The funeral will take place  Monday at 2.30. The arrangements are  in the hands of Mt. Pleasant Lodge  I. O. O. F. No. 19 of which the deceased  .was a member  Wm. Bartlett Upton.  The death of Win. Bartlett Upton,  aged two days, occurred at the family  residence. 955 Fourteenth avenue east,  on May 30th. The funeral took place  May 30th at 3 p.m., interment in Mountain View cemetery.    The Rev. Elliott  tainly developed since its musical des- j officlatln.  Lela  Charlotte  Nelson.  The death of Lela Charlotte Nelson  tinies have been given into the hands  t-r Mi-   Tames Goard, and the artistic  Cl M1- ,,dI       "        '   ���������   ���������        .:       nn i occurred   at   f>(U   Tenth   avenue   east  rendering of the numbers    given    on "���������������������-"������ cu  iciiacuuj, ui P.,���������rf���������i work ������������ ^[a>' 2i)th-   The bodv was l������������lovert  Tuesdav evening showed caietiu won������.| -  T'     ,    .. iY%a ,,b,-fr.i������,e-<t -ind re- i to  Greene   &   Simpsons   parlors,   the  on the nart ot the pertouiieis anu i������ i .,   .     ,       ,  ���������        -*aj r,,������Hit ���������nt   onlv on funeral taking place from their chapel  fleets well merited credit not   oni> on,  those who sting-but also on the choir  WE HAVE POUND IT  OIL  WHAT?  Why just tlie  house you  have, been 'looking; for.  it  combines     m-.xleriiue.ss     ami     cheapness     and   suitability  iif   location.        Has   t������)  six  rooms.       Has   furnace   aud    iu  other  respects   is   desirable.  PRICE? LESS THAN $4000 with $1000 cash  AND EASY PAYMENTS ON THE BALANCE  YES,  THE LOT IS 34 x   l-������0.      LET US SHOW IT TO YOU.  A. W. Goodrich & Co.  REAL  Phone 4672  ESTATE.  LOANS AND INSURANCE  2450 Westminster Ave.  leader. .  The choir as a whole were in good  form and gave three anthems that  drew forth much applause. The solos  by Mis Jones and Miv Lancely wove  performed with highly artistic taste  and the splendid enunciation aud the  taking of the high and low notes by  the. artists respectively were indeed fine  and each responded. The duett by Mr.  Goard and Mr. Briscoe drew forth enthusiastic applause. The male quartette  by Messrs. .I ones, Goard, Lancely and  Briscoe created such prolonged applause that it response was given by  singing the last two verses. Much,  merriment was caused hy the reading:  "A little Music" by Mr. Lewthwaite.  Mr. Duke acted the part of chairman  in a very satisfactory nianer. The ,"C-  companists of the evening were Mrs.  Cowdelroy and Miss Morrison and Mr.  Crawford. Mr. Brisr-ot's solo was  well received and ho responded.  A Strawberry ii. i>-e Cream Social  under the Auspices of" The Ladies Aid  of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church will,  be held June l.ttlh on the church lawn.  There will be on apron sale in connection with the social.  Band will be in attendance.  LOST ��������� A gray parrot -  <er.   Apply 4-10th Ave., W.  good tal  on   Monday   afternoon     at   '.',   o'clock.  The Rev. B. H. West officiated.  James McDougal.  James McDougal, aged t>8 years,  died Wednesday, morning at St. Paul's  hpspitaL Deceased was (IS years of  age. The body was removed to Greene  & Simpson's parlors. The funeral will  took place from their chapel on Friday  at 3 p.m., Rev. Dr. Perry officiating.  Cowan.  Walter Cowan, aged -19. died at his.  late home, 403 Sixth avenue west, yesterday afternoon. He came to Vancouver- from Saskatchewan and was employed as an expressman. A wife and  one son are left, to mourn his demise.  The funeral will take place to-morrow  at 12 o'clock and will he conducted by  one of the elders of the Church of the  Apostolic Faith, of which Mr. Cowan  was it prominent member.  Mrs. Isabella Hill.  Tbe death occurred in this city yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Isabella Hill,  aged 5"i yearfs, wife of Air. Mark Hill,  late of Armstrong. B. C. Deceased  leaves a son and daughter, who reside  with their" father at 34.r> Fourteenth  avenue west. Funeral announcement  will be  made later.  Frances Westoby.  The funeral of the late Frances  Westoby took place yesterday afternoon* from Rev. Dr. Betts' church.  South Vancouver, to Mountain View  cemetery.     Four   uncles   of   the   de-  Rev. J. P. and Mrs. Westman left on \ ceased. Messrs. Brown brothers, weref  J.  Wednesday for Nelson. B. C. There  Was a large number of friends at the  station to bid them farewell.  i the pallbearers.  I ducted by Rev.  [quantity of flowers  Services  were   con-  Dr.   Betts.     A   large  s sent.  MOUNT   PLEASANT   BRANCH  THE ROYAL BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY  BROADWAY, COR. WESTMINSTER AVE.  CAKES, PASTRY, BREAD, CONFECTIONERY  Spccial-ROYAL CROWN BREAD (5c. a LOAF)  Main Store-THE ROYAL ���������- ������> Westminster ave  i  i  PRAIRIE PRODUCE CO.  Phone 3973 - - 1941 Westminster Avenue.  Orauge Creamery Butter  Prairie Ruse Owamery Butler -  Now Laid Eggs  Frc-li Ranch Eggs  Potatoi s    ���������       -  Fresh Alberta Dairy Butter   -  (ii. 3"ic lb.    '  ������.V lb.  siac doz.  -    ;|0c do-/..1  (������������.' $1 io per sack.  :ir>e lb.. S lbs. Hoe  '       " ������������������       ������������������ in tubs illc  (live ns your name and address and we will call  twice a week in all  parts of the city.  T  i  Scott & Gibson  2152 Westminster Avenne  PAINTERS, PAPERHANGERS AND DECORATORS  The latest designs iu Wallpaper:  Estimates pven ou all kinds of Painting, Paperhangiitfr and  Decoratin  ���������������i*>f-t������>'  MOUNT  PLEASANT  Upto Date HARDWARE STORE  Spring Renovating  We wonld like to supply your wants.  t  t  WE HAVE.  Curtain Stretchers  Step Ladders  -Liquid Veneer  Paints  Oil Stains  Varnish Stains  ������s>  *  I  I  Carpet Beaters  Alabastine  Brushes  and almost anything yoii need iu that line  W. R. OWEN  Successor to J. A. Fl^tt, Md.  Mt. Pleasaflt  2337 Westminster Ave. Phone 447,  ���������Vf^&^'H'.VX^**^  (ioror Kidd PWCTIMlH08SE8HP  Between Sixth and Seventh  Avenues  and Inerfering Horses.  PRINCE   EDWARD  STREET  If it is   .  First  Class  SHOEMAK-  INQ and SHOE REPAIRING  yon want, go to  R. PETERS & CO.  2511 Westminster Ave.  <Near Broadway)  We guarantee our wont to be as good  as any in the city.  NAFFZINGER ������ OIIERR  BELT LINE BROKERAGE  63 Broadway, K.       Phone 5761  Larjro Uorunr ou Frase.r Aveuue.  SNAP.   S30O0.  ������$,*)jf������*i-,*3'-������*i>^������,***"*������**H5,"*,&**2>"������K51**$*������.  ASKE HALL  1540  Fifth  Ave., West  FOR  RENT  Private Dances.    General Meetings  PHONE L&R2364  GEO.  ASKE  2038 GRANVILLE ST.  ICE CREAM  WCATHUR AGAIN  We have  again' opened     anti|  are ready tor the  "SQDAWATER" Days.  Our I������:e Oroam is made of pur^  1'ivkIi Un-ain.  Orders taken for parties, Siicialj  lit'.-. :ii wholesale nriees.  Try our  "Shackelton Sundae'  I Independent  I      Dru$  (Lepatourel & mcRae)  Cor. 7th & Westminster  Avenues  5*  jKeeler's Nursery  for BEDDING PLANTS an great variety.  so  PHONE R2196  Cor FIFTEENTH and WESTMINSTER AVENUE

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