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 '������������������������������������-WAX  ISfU  7:^:-77^;M$l  ';>������������������������ ���������r-hi^i&j^m  i x������-'M<-'''%&M  ,;7s3'tiSsi  Vancouver City, Mount Pleasant, South Vancouver and The Province^  VOLUME II  VANCOUVER, British, Columbia,   MAY 27,   1910.  No. 3  HERE AND THERE  KING GEORGE V.   V:      ^7;  .   The press or' the empire have, without a discordant note, paid trilxitc  to the late Kins Edward, and it now; becomes, tin;.pleasant duty, of. thc\,:  same medium to give expression to* the'Jpublic fe������lin������s regarding his;|ipHle';  successor. ' '/.���������'��������� , .,    -:   ^  From all quarters come stories oft incidents ^in thje lite fof^ piir' Kj������g;"  which'show conclusively that he is a iruin with a true British .heart'beat-.;;;  in); in his breast. Many acts of ��������� braver* lutherto ipsissed iirinotedfartijdaihvj  being brought to light; paying a glowing tribute to*his fine sense of physical^  courage. Morally, the King is recognized as the highest type of an Eng-������  lish gentleman. It is freely stated thit there is likely to be less ostenta-7:  tion atcourt because of His Majcsty's?jprefcrence for quietness. ,;r;j:;:.7,J |-  Thar the King is possessed; of splendid administrative business 'iib'ilities^|  and sound business acumen has been aniply demonstrated by, his frequent^  addresses at which' he has given 'expression;to sentiments which are appro-vj  priate and full of sound commonsense^    ^ |J  He has come to the throne at a critical period in his nation's history^  It will require sagacity and patiencejpf which; Jife.J? possjei^d; ��������� to. jsafelyf*.  discharge the <>norous duties which wilfffall to "his; lot as the chief ''Umpirc'^f  of his vast domains.  ,   ,      ,       ���������������������������;.    s       .. ���������.   ' .      ���������  ;: 7"  |0F INTEREST TO ALfa  ������*  %  CLEAN STRJCETS  m,  : !'-'w  For the past six weeks arid siricS di:v. weather has commenced, the7;  .citizens have suffered almost intolcral>|y from the filthy condign ofj;the|  streets and the'clouds of dust'ansin^jthMi'efrom. u ':Ai '^'- '"'������������������  ||'-  ,TJKeJ keeping of the main thoroughfares cleanly is a comparatively sim|?7'  ph\ matter; if the, street-gangs' art pi^perly organized.    Like every othet|  undertaking, it must be done systematically- and expeditiously.   TJiere. ha||  -b*ei*#28.0OO-^^ide for thiswpUrpose| but if men^h^are^mppo^l^-b^:  cleaning and sweeping are allowed to island around and loaf, not much cam j  be accompKsneW UU....*       ���������"���������������������������if    :'-' ' .:���������.''.. 7 ���������"   . 7: If i  7     The matter^ has been brought im frequently a^jhe? s������^^s:<^?^h^  r*Cp\jifl������^it, jysql^ti^^pas^j. .^ve|City Engineer> &&kaled^im������ ������n|j| ]  ':������}W$, again that he intended to do this,*tha^aiid the other, thing,;b������ut.in spit|7  oif it-all we have the fil^^ us. -.'.       ;;,.7/.7,--r-'7������^  ���������^-%7 At last ^onday's'Cminjcil meeti^ tlie Engineer ^^^"^l^^.."If:���������'  ^^te^rift^  [of Vhe fl^afd'������rf WprKs)7and asTusual |je badI' a long list of excuses'ihwhicp \  Vhe was sUpportedToy members of thejpriard of Works.    It, would appcaji|-  that no matter wharinstructions might:bc given by the CoiinJeil tlie|]priginee������  )wiH do:as, he thinks fir.   One thing ^certain that clouds of dust as aris)|  constantly from our streets i>'inirhicalf^o the health of the community andj'  [most certainly positively obnoxious to $heir comfort; and <^m^nience^;;Th|;  Ireiviedy seems impossible as long as tht present incumbent holds the office  [of Engineer. ^;5:S    ,    ��������� ;f ' . ' "��������� ' 7 /���������  "*&  MdRfrMOWY ASKED  The Board of Works introdiicedTjinothcr money by-law for. $3Q0,0G(|  I'for. sewers;   The Council turned it dq>vn and wisely so.   There is now in  Lthe bank the neat sum of $400,000 l^t oyer from the last sewer by-lawv  FThe present Engineer has no dcfinite7plan for sewerage ior the city.-and;;  [therefore there is no call at prt^ntJfoi^addltianaU  ^evidence that what is now on hand wil^be wisely spent arid therefore shouldj  fnot hastily place another half million at the disposal of a department whiclv  Lhas proven its absolute incompetence, k 7  I Another verv potent reason for riot making another large issue _at this  ���������time is to be found in the fact that we have just sold over two'millions of  Inscribed stock; which is being marketed by Amelius Jarvis and Brown  Khipley, of London, and our arrarigemerit with them is that we are to  Ircceivc the full yalue of the market price, over and above the guaranteed  |ligure-of;98',4, arid it will be readily observed that if We were to place on  1-he market a further large issue before our last one had been absorbed, it  would materially affect the market, arid also be eminently unfair to our  Lents. Such'an action would be a serious breach of business etiquette and  lack of ordinary foresight.  CRE.1T NORTHERN JCREEMEST  Vancouver citizens are experiencing all the vexations inconveniences  that usually result from an independent, "devil-may-care" monopoly of a  public utility, in the service ( ?) which is being rendered by the B. (TTTcIc-  phone company. For a champion destroyer of mental equilibrium, individual patience and commercial convenience the existing telephone company  outstrips anything yet revealed in history. We have had a wretched service  for years, but the apology for a service that has been supplied during Hie  past few months has reached a climax and on all hands may be heard, a  succession of complaints, regard ing the treatment subscribers are receiving  from the telephone monopolists of this city.       '  The subscribers, however, should not be surprised at this state of  affairs as it is exactly what was expected by all who understand telephone  engineering. The present switch-board ;br rather the style of switch-board  in use at present by the company "has Reached -its limit, and consequently  every new subscriber which is added ,to_ the list is simply, aggravating the  deficiency of the service. This is not mere talk but is an..actual fact which  is home out by the remark made by Mr. Farrell, the general manager, to  the Council last year, when he stated '"that his. company did not care if they  got any further subscribers or not as- they had. all they could handle  profiiab/jf.''" And it is again demonstratetLin the,tardiness.with which the'  company accepts new; subscribers..; Mr. Farrell admitted before the Private  Bills committee at Victoria last February that they.'had about four hundred  applications on file all the time, and that it took from four to six months to  ; get a 'phone put in for a new subscriber. Recently, in response to a complaint frcirii a long-suffer ing* subscriber, the chief operator stated.) that the  "switchboards, were overcrowded." 7 But the most convincing 'proof of all  is the wretched service>'hich,;is.given.' Many offices in the central'part of  -the city are compelled to ha\T t\yotphon^_when one sho^  arid it is a ccniiiirin ricciirrcrice'7for*! a subscriber to hang up his receiver in  disgust, failing evenI'to raise ''ceritral'' although having made repeated efforts  to do so. _, ..7"7.... _. ;7,'7,,. pyy'l ���������  ���������'���������'.-<^. :;���������:.���������:;���������)��������� ���������������������������..���������  ���������-..,-:-7- ���������.-���������.���������>- '-'7  A few months ago an independent company1 sbright a franchise from  the city, Qfferirig.to put in pperatibri^^v  tetn,'> which eliminates altogether the njeed of a. "central," and, w Hich would'.  give a servicr prompt, secret andTefficii^  be .required.   This offer; was refUMd,i.but7ttj^^ interesting bit of 7  history in connection Twith it Which is not altogether known to  ^btit!which,1 if it were, would perhaps lead to the adoption by the citizens of  ^'���������a;fsecor^'^sy^em.^^'^ 7 7''7 ���������'-^7 7  -���������ciiy for the iristallation^^b  ment with the Automatic Electric Telephone company of Chicago. to put in  their system if he secured, a franchise. TBut while these riegotiations were  pending another agent of the fcompany arrived^, a Mr. Wylie, who was very '������������������  anxious to do business. About this time the B. C. Telephone company were  becoming rather anxious, too; fearing that the.city would!-grant Painter V  franchise, knowing that once this automatic system was in, the old system,  would have to be abandoned or the company retire from the competition.  ������������������>'  \t happened that Mr. Wylie, the agent of the Automatic Telephone  company, then got into touch with the V>. C. Telephone compariy. who intimated that they would put in the automatic system, not only in Vancouver,  but throughout British Columbia, and it was ably pointed out that this  would be to the advantage of the Chicago firm, who are manufacturers, and  as a result Painter was turned down bv the Chicago people and consequently  dropped his efforts to secure the franchise. This was exactly what the B. C.  Telephone people wanted, and as soon as they got rid of Painter they  delayed negotiations with Chicago.  About this time a new factor appeared on the scene in the form of the  "Bell^ Telepho^  declared that they would not take the old equipment off the hands of the  local company as at first was expected. 1'his would mean; that all the  equipment now Used by the B-C Co. would be only so much junk. The  upshot of the whole thing was that the Chicago people were finally turned  down and the B. C. Company, having driven a dangerous rival off the field,  fell back to the old way and continued to prosecute the public, having banished, all hope of improvement for the present. But this is not all that will  be heard of the matter and we can promise the citizens of Vancouver that  another opportunity will be given them to shake off the tentacles of the  telephone octapus. .   '   -  MX J.U.I (UN.iL AND TRASNPORTATION.  The Panama Canal may now be viewed as a definite factor to be rec^-  ,0Pcdvyith in discussing tliejjrcat and growing problem oi "I'ranhppjt^tion.^  To the United States will belong the distinction of having successfully com-  i  have to be faced is "what effect w ill the Panama Canal have upon rail-  | road  transportation ?V ���������,< Another pertinent Question is, "Wilf^thc grefe-  7 American railway compiinies4ook with favor upon this-latest-product <rf  v; the evolution of transportation and arrange their gigantic schemes so is  7 to harmoniously aiiapt themselves 'to the changed conditions, or* will the^'  | \vitH their'almost'unlimited'powcrs, seek to throttle' the^newerVentnife  ; and bj'/a) systematic bo> cott',render a commercial fail iirer that avhich h|b  ' hccnjhjc crj6w:riing engineering success j������f the n.atiori?"   ,   J,^ I. ^7,.������,    ^  | These are the great problems which face the American Republic it  | the present time.   The unprecedented and almost fevevislt -activity^in rail-  j road constructi������)n, which is no^ <going on in the, States,..may be taken |s  ;7an indication of-the intention of the railroads, whicli..apparently is to rnaii-  : tain, if possible, the supremacj of rail transportation/  America is essen-  '$ tially a '-land" nation.    Her commercial navy is practically "nil," and 3t  | is only, in very recent \ears that she has had even an apology fyr. a nav������,  | and it is naturnl to conclude that urile^ g tiew, vision of herJ future possibiM-  | ties is vbliclisafed to her,' that she' w ill continue her de\ elopmcnt from tie  i old view point which would he,inimical to.the suvcess ot the Panama canll  project. *  | It is certain that there will not be enough "loreign bottoms" pais  through'the crnal to n-akc ffiri am sense a success andf that if^viR tfepWd  ������������������largely���������upon the amount of traffic between the two-coaat-'distriew ������s^to  whether America will continue to control the canal or whether it will,  ( pass oveTJt������-aifbth������fr power which would be'able'to" administer its affairs  .   with fliqre success.        . _ :������������.,:.??'  The Canal  will cost  approximately $400,000,000  in  construction,  ���������  which, at two and a half,per cent, interest will?require as an initial charge  I  against revenu*!of $10,000^000) to which"nnist.V *lded|the enormous cott  " of maintenance. l It willat^once bi  recogrii/.ed^ that  the  problem of  making, the canal a paying'concern will be no* small tasK. H  "V f- \ c���������        )  -.   The Congress of the United States will have to face this question.   It  will mean a complete change of policy toward the mercantile maririe,  and in place of ignoring the problem of sea transportation,'it would appear  that the only course open .to the Washington, authorities will be to bonib  shipbuilding, if indeed the government will not in self defense, be forojjjd'  to enter into the business themselves and supply sufficient American  bottoms to develope the almost inexhaustible possibilities of this "coast to  coast   traffic. n  ^t^^^h^i^Hi^s^TeeahMis and straigh dividend seekers and nothing but  . force, pi circumstances, will induce them to consider the public welfare.  The enormous saving in freight rates which ^ would accrue to tlie  nation by utilizing the canal rout* i������ atpresent hardly realized by the public  generally.- Tljhc'canalt h6wever, wjll bereladj for, operation.ip the course  of ajvf^ry -|eN*v jcars^and then, the. possibilities, it offersfta' ,thei"nation if  property exploited will burst ^upon^ the attention of lthe wondering public  with all the' force of a great commercial revolution . It will be well if.  tht Government has been able to keep pace with the development and are  prepared tofmeet the new conditions but it would b difficult to estimate  the loss to the nation if the next few.precious years are frittered away in  useless wrangling.    It will no doubt bo the effort of many great ������oulles������  financial-interests to keep the nation in a state of either quiesence or else so  divided as to preclude the possibility   of am thing definite being accomplished.  I The agreement with the Great Northern Railwj^ company has been  ttinall ratified by the Council and is being advertised to be voted upon by the  Electorate on June 28th, 1������10. A careful perusal of the agreement reveals  i-ertain weaknesses from the city's standpoint which arc resectable inasmuch  las it may defeat the by-law. or, on the other hand, may place the city at  Vhe mercy of an unscrupulous corporation, a position similar to that the city  Lids to the C. P. R.  J One clause in particular should be carefully considered by the electorate  in which the railway agrees to establish freight and passenger terminals and  lo fill in', sufficient land to construct same. The total expenditure on land'  Yt'clamation and construction of terminals to be $2,500,000. Now, according to Mr. Howard's own statement, the company has already spent $2,100,-  Ijob in purchasing land only. It will easily be seen that there is not sufficient  left to complete the filling'in of the area which the railway receives from the  [���������ity. The company have therefore only to spend another $400,000 and its  Ijbiigation with the city is discharged. It should also be remembered that  ihe work of reclamation the company is doing on .the south shore is  Included' in this agreement.  #-, Aldermen Stevens and Enright-?were the only aldermen who held out  lor a clear and definite statement of what tlie company were actually to do.  Mr. Howard told the Council that his company would not leave such  ���������^pensive property undeveloped, but when urged by Aid. Stevens to incorporate it in the agreement he refused. Tlie company can therefore fill it in  list as it sees fit and when it suits its purpose to do so.  a Another mistake made by the Council is in not accepting the motion of  Rldermen Stevens and Enright that a definite agreement be .made with tlie  Jreat Northern "regarding bridges over the big cut- and across its tracks  'ont Kee*������*r to Dunsmu'r >-rre<-<v Mr, Howard again stated that, "if the  Railway Commission ordered him to do it they would have to give their  Permission." This, however, should not be allowed to rest there. We  'loidd have a definite agreement on all these matters and'nothing left  ncertain and undefined.  EFFECTS OF BRITISH BUDGET.  Ten years ago the passing of' such a measure as the " Lloyd-George  Budget" would have precipitated a civil war or a revolution, but now that  it is passed it has been accepted in almost all quarters as the natural outcome of the trend of the times. The abnormal rate of taxation, which has  been the lot of the British taxpayer for some years back, is the chief and  most apparent reason which has forced the Government to take the action  which resulted in the introduction of the last budget.  The budget comprehends an extensive scheme of social refotm. the  most important of which will be to make.a more equitable distribution of  the burden of taxation. In place of revenue coming from excise and customs and other forms of indirect taxation, which always ultimately rests  'upon the consumer, the new system will derive the bulk of its revenue from  direct taxation, such as income tax, land tax. estate dues, and, an inovation  in the form of a heavy tax. on general increment value of 20 per cent., pav-  able at death of owner or upon sale or lease, upon all real property.  The effect of this latter will be that vast estates, which are at present  simply private game preserves, will be put to some productive use or cut up  into small holdings. And again some portion of a man's fortune will at hi>  death , pass over to the State as a result of the death dues or estate tax.  It will undoubtedly result in the investment of a great deal of the capital of the country abroad, the' effect of which can scarcely be estimated ami  only experience will truly reveal it.  The incre.'iscd liquor fees have already resulted in putting a large number of the licence victualers out of business, and it is estimated that a grear  many breweries and distilleries will follow. This is reported to have resulted in a lessening of consumption, which will have a beneficial effect upon  the 'nation, even though the revenue may not be augmented as much as it  was expected would have been the. case.  The general effect of the budget will be to more equitably distribute  the burden of taxation, and. although great fiscal controversy is inevitable,  and much industrial and social unrest will result, yet on the whole the great  mass of the people will undoubtedly be benefited. If it were possible to stay  the mad race for naval supremacy and its consequent enormous expenditure,  it is certain that great and beneficent results would be experienced by the  British masses, and not until there is a stay in armourment will any social  and economic reform have an opportunity to exhibit its true value.  o  ;��������� P.4NAMA CANAL AND VANCOV1 ER.  (- Lumbering, fishing, metalurgic and coal mining, fruit growini. dairying are among the chief industries of the countn  which surrounds Vancouver and constitute to a Iarge'extent her assets, but superceding them all  "iri= valufvarid importance are her transportation facilities." r     ~  "What benefits, then, mav we expect to accrue to our fair City upon  the completion of,the Panama Canal?"    Is a puestion which must obtrude'  itself upon, the mind and attention of every thoughtful citizen.   <  They are \aried and manv, but among the most important is the  markets of Europe will be opened to us as never before. British Columbia  has about the only remaining extensive timber areas, we have almost unlimited quantities of pulp timber, both of wrhich are seriously required in-.  European riiarkers. We have almost incxhaustahlc wealth in minerals,  these are essential to the great manufacturing centres of the older nations.  We have vast areas of arable lands capable of producing prodigious quantities of food stuffs, whicii arc very necessary to the aforementioned markets.  But to those and other resources of our own Province must be .added  the almost limitless wheat fields of Alberta and Saskatchewan'which must  necessarily pour their golden stream of wealth to this coast for transportation to European markets. The Prairies have been justly called the  "Granary of the World." The rmrh of this statement will be more clearly  perceived as year go by. To Vancouver, then, whose magnilicient harbor is  the prid-e. of the Dominion and the envy of our neighboring cities, will belong the privilege of U'ing the transportation centre through whose portals  will flow this stream of wealth to other lands.  The opening of the "Panama" should mark an epoch in the history  of Vancouver.'and he would indeed be a bold prophet who would presume  to say what developments will occur-in this city during rlie next half  ccriturv.  THE HAUTE PLAGUE  The fearful ravages of consumption in all parts of the globe are at last  arousing to action thousands of towns, cities and communities. Within the  past few years societies have been organized all over the world to fight this  fell disease. British Columbia has its "Tuberculosis Society." whicii has  accomplished much and is trying to do more under the able management of  Dr. Fagan. But'unless public opinion is behind the movement, very little  can be done. The task of dealing scientifically and. successfully with this  great problem is no child's play. It will require -grear concentration of  effort and large expenditure .of money to meet the needs of the case, and  unless the citizens generally recognize the importance of the movement and  contribute freely bothe in energy and.money, but little can be accomplished.  It is first necessary to become thoroughly seized of the seriousness of  tlie disease and learn something of its nature and treatment. It is our purpose to publish short articles from week to week dealing with the various  phases of tlie subject, our side object being to contribute our small quota  to the effort being made to rouse public opinion and possibly to do something to help some poor unfortunate sufferer and to prevent the spreading of  the disease by educating the public mind as to ways and means which may  successfully be used to prevent contagion. For this disease is not hereditary  but contagious, and therefore preventable.  A- THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  UNION BANK OF  -*��������� CANADA ������������������-  1 J  I A Branch of this Bank has  been opened in Mount Pleasant.  ��������� Temporary quarters have been j  (secured in the Muir Block corner  8th Ave. & Westminster Road,  where a general Banking business will be transacted.  MANAGER.  (Continued from 1 ast week)  Refrigerators, Screen Doors,  Windows.       Lawn flowers  Lawn Sprinklers, Garden Shears, Etc  Agent  SHIRWIN-WILLIAMS  PAINTS and VARNISHES  I  Q. E. McBRIDE & CO.  Cor. 16th and Westminster Aves.  mm*  4  -~M������  McOowen & Salter |  Phone 4607  .rrr  21 Al WESTMINSTER AVENUE, Near 12th  . Ricbnond Dairy Ice Cream and. Butter fre*b daily.  Woman'* Bakery Bread and Confectionery just like mother med to make.  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Only $75.00 an acre.  :    Mcl&LAN * DAIBCR  1052 Westminster tAvenue  -    Phone 4862 ,j  ������������������������������������������*���������������������*���������������'���������* ���������������������������'������������ ���������������>'*'������ ������*#������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ i  I  .���������4^k^������*-m*������+***hhm^^*^**  'V^vTT  Madam Humphreys!  Begs to announce that she is having her  formal opening and is offering $2000 worth  of Hair Goods at  HALF PRICE  Goods will be exchanged if not satisfactory.  PLEASE MENTION THIS PAPER.  COMMUNICATION  WITH MARS  BY LORD TELLAMORE  A Serial Story to be run each  week in the "Call"  *!  ! Fairfield Building,!  I 723 PENDER ST., WEST I  Wind instruments, stringed instruments and other sounding bodies such  as bells, drums, and cymbals are numerous, and of the most perfect varieties. Musicians are of two schools  or grades, 1st. those mho correspond  to the musicians of earth, who base  their skill on seven fundamental notes,  with the sharps and flats ns variants.  2nd. This school has acquired train -  ing so fine, possesses instruments so  scientifically' made and attuned, and  are. in tbeir auric development, so a ���������  dapted as to be able to adopt twelve  primary notes instead of seven.  Wood ;ind metal compounds used  for resonance are numerous, and some  give a mellowness never yet discovered  on earth.  Those on earth known as "Bellring-.  era", the Swiss Bellringers for instance  are only yet in tbe embryonic state as  compared with the Marsians. They  use almost every conceivable kind of  wood., metal and stone material a?  well as numerous, to us unknown compounds, and others which produce music of all tones, pitches, timbres, bar -  monies, melodies, and threnodies ranging three octaves below, and four a-  bove those known to tbe earthborn  artist. "-.;,'������������������  PAINTING.  Earth has no pigments, brushes, pencils, oils, stencils, or preparations unknown to the Marsian artist. Long  ago the .more common materials, now  used on earth, toere discarded by them.  One of their greatest discoveries came  to tbem through the study of prismat-  Ism as applied to light,rays. By a  long and carefully applied study of the  spectrum of light from the sun. moon,  planets and major stars, and also of  the artificially produced lights, as oxo-  lithlum and a host of others, they  found that certain rare pigments : of  metals simple and compound, which  icted by a series of alternating, natural and artificial lights, change in, hue  and colour, properties in a most war -  velous manner.  Thus they found a short method ot  putting their paints through an aging  jrocess which would represent the  play an4 effect of natural light operating oyer many centuries. Iu this way  i newly turned-out masterpiece would  have the freshness of the present, and  the age effect of , hundreds of years.  So that at any period of time, long after the production of the picture by  one of the best Marsians artists, it  would be found thats its primeval  freshness and clearness remained.  From this it may be seen that a visit  to one of the art galleries is of an interest far beyond that, which could be  excited hya lower order of artistic perfection. '���������������������������'���������.  THE CANAtS OF MARS.  Eartl) born astronomers for a long  time have wondered and guessed concerning the parallel bands in the equatorial regions of Mars. Many have taken the ground that the Marsians constructed Immense canals for economic  nurposes. But this is a mistake. Instead of the Marsinns srlvine their tine  ind energy to an iMvlpiia'-lns: so v������������������  mature long since set to work and ac -  nomplished the gigantic task.  There are on earth two immense  ���������������cean rivers which mutually run parallel to the equator iri the first in -  stance. However, lieraupeof aeve-'al  obstacles and modifiers of direction  tfcey branch off north'and south, and  travel onward until they are lost to  the human viem.  These two great ocean rivers are the  Gulf Stream of the Atlantic and a stml-  lar but larger ocean river of the Pacific. Had there been no change in tlie  axis of the earth a few thousand years  pco. the Atlantic and Pacific rivers  would have cut an equatorial oath  through the islands, peninsulas, lands  -ii(i mountains, all around tbe earth.  Hy this means there would be now one  or more torrid or equatorial watet  bands around the globe. An immense  r������nal built bv the regular operations  of nature would have een beasily vis -  ible on tbe earth from Mars. There  would be the water band, the dark  'lands adioining which would represent the rich luxurious plant and for-  ec' growth north ind south of tbe water.  Then tfrefe would be the gradual  shading off to to a less prolific growth,  and lastly a band of minimum vegetation. In this way the earth seen  from a distance, would present a banded, or canal-like appearance.  Iu a manner similar to the above,  Mars has been banded by the ordinary  operations of gravity, tides and water  attrition. The ordinary operations of  gravity result in a set of bands in the  torrid regions such as outlined above.  Of course, as the Marsians are expert,  sailors and carry on an extensive  ocean, shipping trade, they [jave done  much to improve, make regular, and  adorn the large waterway around ihe  globe.  Rich orchards, immense plantations  of a tropical sort, magnificent gardens,  and extensive fields are ranged parallel  to the canal lines of Mars.  There is less water on Mars than on  the earth i:n������l the cold of the polar  i clous is more intense aud extends to  a. much greater area than on the earth.  This crowds the inhabitants more and  more towards the equator, and makes  the torrid zone on Mars of very groat  economic importance. Hnece immense  tracts of land and wnter are so regu -  la ted by artificial means, that at will,  great areas can be used for the cultivation of plants or fish; that is for  land cultivation and production, or  water enterprise and profit.  Vessels are propelled on these can  ols by wind, steam, electricity, mag -  netic currents drawn off from polar  areas, and by many chemical means.  Water craft sails on the surface, or  underneath according to the kind oi  vessel and purpose Intended. . "���������  Long ago, before Marfi"~was all  brought under one centra] government,  and when fierce wars of conquest raged, a time arrived toben the great canal was the dividing line between two  confederacies, the southern and the  northern. They, were fairly matched  In wealth, population, civilisation and  warlike accomplishments. The canal  being about one hundred miles wide  gave ample opportunity for forts, and  ships of war. No land army could  make headway north or south until a  break was made in the line of forts,  and no such break could be made unt'I  one fleet or the other could be crushed.  This latter became practically impossible, for if either fleet, were worsted.  It would at once retre*������t to the protection of its own line of forts. Though  one fleet could conquer the other . it  tuns hot able to defeat fleet and forts  together.  After a period of varying success during 390 years, a feeling became 60  strong oh'the part cf both confederacies that a vote a plebiscite, was taken  on the same dab as to .Whether, they  should unite or con.-nue separate.  when the electorate had spoken there  were oyer 90 per cent, favourable to a  union on terms of equality. ; [The authorities at once set to work, and a union  was completed, with a central board!  already describee in a previous chap -  ter. ; This "central board" was all  powerful, and had the backing of the  entire population of hnrh confederacies  Of course the clvlllf'tion of Mars a*'  that time was much higher than tha<  of the earth to-day.  THE MARSIANS AS SCIENTISTS*  AND SCIENTIFIC SPECULATORS  Some thousands of years ago, when  scientists and physicians had run wilri  on the germ and microbe theories, the  Marsians, rank and file, became 'so .'dis-.  guBted[with, their JonB:^an4..������^less;=a..jr  ttempts to dodge microbes, germs an7  hookworms, that they decided to ea*  anything and eve-.-ythlns: th-it canv  their way. Scon It was nercelved ths'  the death rate fell rapidly, and the  Marsians had much better health. They  Increased In numbers and were greatly Improved In physical, Intellectual  and spiritual health.  Forhwlth a campaign against the  numberless quack physicians and  quack scientists began. The result was  astounding. Inside the period of three  times and a half, ninety five per cent  of these useless parasites were either  killed off. or turned their attention to  other and more respectable employ - j  ments. This was accompanied and  followed by such an uplift and reformation of both scientists and physicians  that those now In these professions are  amongst the most honoured of the  Marsian population. in tbeir propo-  place. when truly skilled and honest,  these two classes are among the most  useful and necessary of all chasses.  During the mad rampage In the microbe realms, before the Marsians  turned out the whole quackery crew,  tbe scientists and medical men had  found injurious germs, microbes, hookworms, effluvia, organic radiations,  plasmlc Invisible fungi in all forms ciliated, torquated, compressed, elongated  disease-laden and death charged; and  hosts of other things invisible and  non-existent with which they terrified  the Marsians.  There were death dealing germs in  the eggs of the domestic fowl, in the  marrow of all kinds of animals, in the  most lucions fruits and in the best  cooked victuals. When the Marsians  found themselves in danger on all sides  they decided to eat without reference  to the teachings of their health guides,  and, so as to be freed from their pest-  llercus   annoyance,    decided    to    kill {j  PHONE 4148  H    J.  <& CO.  Corner  12th * Westminster  Avenues  Cash Specials for  Saturday, Monday  and Wednesday.  Potatoes  Guaranteed  all    sound,  per sack     $1.00  or������ sack. 50c  Fraser River Salmon  in 1 lb. cans, at per can,    10c  Wheat Flakes  per package.......  Rhubarb  8 lbs, for.:,... ...  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One block a**i  el Westminster Ave.  services���������Sunday lUWu. in. aud 7:30>  p. m.   Suuday School 2:80.  Wednesday���������Prayer meeting 8:00 p. m.  Rev. J. H. CAMeuo.N, B. A.,  Refldence i.or. Quebw ami 21m. Pastor.  Anglican'  ST. MICHAELS���������  OvriietVth ave. and Prime Edward at.  Service**���������MoruinK Prayer at II a. at.  aud Evensong at ? :!i0 p. iu. each Soa-  day.   holy Couiuiuuiou ou first aud i  third. Suudays iu each mouth after i  Morning Prayer, and on second and  fonrtu Suud������"*������at 8:00 p. in.     Sunday rf������p. IU.  Rev. ������i H. Wii>     Rector.  K^ctory Corner ������(��������� ave'and I*ri       lid ward  Telephone B17������9  CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH- J |  Corner T������nti> Ave. aud Laurel St.    -      1  Sibvices -Preacbiug at  II a.m.  aud  7:30 p.m   Suuday School at 2.30 p.iu.  Ruv P. Cuftojj Pabker, M. A ,       ,  UjbAve. W Pastor.,  Utter ftay Saints  REORGANIZED Chtuvh of CbruK-J  837 Ninth avenue east.  Sebvicrs���������Every Suuday evening at ������  o'clock.   Snuday aobool at 7 o'clooki  Prayer Meeting Weduesday at 8 p.'to.'  .T. 8. Rajnbv, Elder.  LODGES  Ui<cfCB������cnt Order :;������r::;<^1ftfj||i|j  XT?. PLEASANT Lodge No. I������.  if-f   M������et*every Tuesday at 8 p. ������  iu I. O. OP. Hall Weetiniuster av*������.  Uf. pleasant.,   SdjonruingbretWet  cordially iuvit������d to attend.   -  V, Gaiupbell. Noble Grand, Adela I*, u  r. Douglas, Vice Graud. 36th A Westt  Shoh Sewkijl. Rec. Sec. m tiu ������ve. is  Uv������| QrtftwC iodnc      ;  PLEASANT LVaL. No. I84I  Meet* tne let and 3d Tfaurwiay ������J  B\       each mouth #���������; 8 p. iu  tbeK. of'P Hall  ;���������"    .  All     viHitiug   BretbreJ  cordially welcome.  John CovtLiiB, W.  w>i:tth ������ve. w. i  N. E. LOCONKKD, S������C1  725 17th ave., \V.  Independent Order foresters  pOURT VANCOUVER   No    1328-j  W - Meets 3d and 4th Mondays of eacj  mouth at 8 p. iu., iu the Uddfellowi)  Hall. Ait. PleHsant.     Visitiug brett  eru always welcome.  H. Bavhins, Chief Ranger  M- J. Oreitak, Rec. Sec .  387 Prlnne*������ street, CJf.l  A. Pemjkixy, Fiuaucial Swretary.  ..237 Kl������v������'ntli avenue ead  Pitino Tuning  Expert Rjepair Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  W. J. GOARO.  Leayc your orders at the Weatern Ca|  /SEEDS  Early Rose,  Gold Coin and  Burbank  SEED POTATOES  S. VV. KEITH  Broadway and Westpia������ter Road j  Also large stock of  Garden Seeds  Lawn Grass  Poultry Supplies'  &c.  Va THE WESTERN CALL. VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  WMM  I  10 Acres in   Surrey  ���������j'i'j.'i-.'.:'  s-  -A-P  S. QOARD  a  ������  %ym%  ?7fi$te  ������������������������������������������������������������������������-���������������������������������������������������������������;'' ������������������-.-��������� f-r..^���������'���������>/-������������������  -SJi'fiVi.;::'^  If you are interested  in  In the Interior of B. C.  l  l  await the announcement  B. C. FARM LANDS  Company, Limited.  301   Dominion   Trust Building*  PHONE 6616  VANCOUVER, B. C.  REGINALD C. BROWN ^Managing Director.  m  ���������  I  j  i  LJ  them off, or turn them to other em ���������  ployments, as above noted.  Sometimes one imagines the people  of this orb, this old earth, would do  well to follow the guidance of the Marsians In this, and some other respects.  In the extremities of medicinal ruJe,  the Marsians dared not comb their  hair, scratch their heads, or pich their  teeth after dinner, unless by direction  and permission of the family doctor.  Now in their greater liberty, they may  even trim their whiskers, or wash their  feet, whenever they please, and have  not to give an account of their acts to'  the family doctor. He has become so  sensible and respectable that he is  welcomed and honoured[bjr all classes.  This desired condition may yet come to  this old earth where so many imagine  we are already civilised.  TO MA US.  "Planet which lately brushed pur door-  yard gate,  We long- to know your nature and estate; .  The wonders of your climate;   what,  controls  Your middle zones;    how   frigid   are  your poles.  Your  people, whom   we wi:d.  to greet  as "pals",  And the full reason of your vast, canals.  Ho you have "graft" and dirty politics,  Elect lorn* full of onr own horrid tricks?  Are your conditions what we've ciphered out?  Of weioht and peed,  what,    we    haw;  talked about?  A're you disturbed in  national  affairs  Hy wicked trusts and grasping   millionaires?  Have you a bible, mercifully given.  To take your people to some    future  heaven?  Or is it. true your Adam had no fall,  And. therefore, they will'never die at  all?  Tis    curious    to think    of all    thes*  things,  And   many  more  untold.'imagining; :  But. til] there comes a. telegraphic line  Through ether, how can We the truth  divine?  And still, of all  the planets and     the  HOMSPWNTflt  JEMMY  'RECTOR   DISCOVERED   A  STAR OF.HIS OWN   AND USED IT  TO ADVANTAGE.  ' Jimmy Rector, the University' of  Georgia sprinter, who created such a  furore a couple of years ago, when he  was credited with running a hundred  yards in 9 3-5 has been telling of some  of the secrets which he believed made  for his success on the ciuder path.  - Rector attrlbutesimostot-his success  to his method of starting.    He says:���������  "It-���������will be recalled by many of the  sprinters who ran ten or twelve years  ago. that they were taught in taking  the crouched position to plant the toe  of the rear foot not less than eighteen  inches behind the heel of the advanced  foot. This was at that, time, and. in  fact still is. considered fundamental by  all the coaches of to-day.  "Personally. 1 did not observe this  well know rule when running, and ������l-  bopted another which for the time being was unheard of, and which [ give  most, of the credit for what success I  had as a sprinter.  "The change made was simply Ih r:  Instead of putting the rear foot seme  eighteen or twenty inches behind the  advanced foot, when In (he crouched  position. I brought it up to not n ,>i"  than six or eight inches away. It will  readili be seen by one taking that position the whole body is far more compact and the response of tlie muscles  will take effect much sooner. When  one is in a "set" position awaiting the  signal he should be prepared io leave  the mark with a spring, but this T  dragging behind like the tail of a  found hart to do with the rear foot  coniel. ''���������,.���������  ..This is  the second  well  - accepted  rule that  I transgressed, and no doubt  many  of   the  coaches   will   refuse  to  agree with ine on that point. I was first  taught  to take a huge lunge nj������on nw  (first, stride, say  I f. t'noii making this  stars, '  ...    ,   ,, ��������� .,��������� ,     .       ... ,      I long stride     I found  the bodv inclined  We hold thee our best neighbor, gIor-|,     , ,   ri  .  .,, , _ \  ions Mars'  ft  may be. when we pass from life on'  racing position.  USES SHORT STRIDE.  "Seeing the    disadvantage far out-  | weighed    the advantages;   ��������� and well  knowing that every fraction of an inch  counted, I found the following change  highly sucessftil.  "clu.stead taking the four foot stride  as above described, I took a short one,  of not more than ten or twelve inches.  This instantly placed my body in correct, racing position. The sprinter does  not have to waste his energy in merely  coming to a proper attitude, because  he is always thrown forward, and  ready to properly takt*. 'the second  stride. - -  'A great fault found with most of  sprinters lies in the fact tii&t they do  not properly use their arms. It they  use them at all. it is usually swinging  them across/the body instead of along  the side. Very few realize that, through  the proper use of the arms, they may  accelerate their speed to a surprising  degree.  "Properly used, the arms should he  swung backward and forward, with the  opposite leg. they should be swung  parallel with the sides of the body, an  not across, because, if swung across  they will correspondingly swing the  I whole body and disturb the rythun of  tlie stride forward."  earth  Thar,  on  your surface   we  shall  have  new birth.  And reach  your realms  with joy and  sweet surprise,  Under an arch of peerless azure skies.  (Continued next week)  backward. It will be seen thai, tin's position is wrong and that the sprinter  should he inclined forward every step  of. his race, because the weight of his  body in advance is bound to help him  along. Therefore, taking this long  step upon the first stride, ihe sprinter  .must by necessity use an immense  amount of energy, strength and time  jin his second stride to regain a normal  CORRECTED  A drummer who makes frequent  trips to the west is on friendly terms  with the porter'of a sleeper named  Lawrence \/?-e.  "Well. Lawrence." announced the  .salesman, gleefully. "I have good news  for you. We've had a birth in our fani-  i 13'���������twins, by George!"  "Dar. am no birth, sir." said Lawrence; "Dat:s a section."���������Life.  CAUGHT THAT TIME  "V  . . '-s(  A college professor who was always  ready for a joke was asked by a student one day if he would like a good  recipe for catching rabbits. "Why,  yes." replied the professor. "What is  it?"  "Well." said the student., ''you  croud) down behind a. thick stone wall  and  make a noise like a turnip."  "That may he." said the professor  with a twinkle in his eye. "but a better way than that would be for you to  go and sit quiet ly in a bed of cabbage  heads and look natural."  >ft*l*5!l  Ii  5ff7l THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  THE WESTERN  "CALL"S  ssued every Friday at 2408 West'r. Rd.  Phone 1405  t������j ���������   !  Strawberry Culture    ������  Points to be Observed in the  Production  of |f  Canada's Most Popular Fruit. <!>?  ij> By W. T. MACOUN. Horticulturist, Ci-ntral Experimental Farm. Ottawa. O?  I   ���������<������������  Subscription One Dollar i  Change of Adds |  must be in by Tuesday 5 p.m  Advertising Tariff  1st and last pages 50c per inch  Other pages 25c per inch  Transient Ads to arrange   for  Lodge and Church Cards $10.00  per year  Birth,  Marriages and Deaths  free  Several terms have been used to ex -  press perfect and imperfect flowers,  ������ieh as Hermaphrodite and Pistillate :  Staminate and Pistillate ; Bisexual and  Pist.llate, but most, persons now use  the terms Perfect and Imperfect as the  '.east confusing and the most expressive. The contractions of these words  used iu this article are "Per,"  "Imp."  CULTURE  GOOD   GOVERNMENT   LEAGUE  A delegation from the Good Government League waited uppn the License  Board Thursday morning and presented the following letter:  .Messrs. T. T. Langlols and \V. Savage, who represented the League, briefly addressed the Board stating in part  that it was most desirable to do away  'that they were an innovation introduced some two or three years ago,  and from abuse of the privilege grant-  . ed, had already proven very objectionable and against the best moral interests of tbe city.  Re Liquor Zant.  It was pointed out that residential  sections of the city were continually  . being annoyed by petitions being circulated for and against the establishment  of   licensed   premises   in   their  midst.  It was also pointed out that if the  ���������  very moderate requests of the Association made to the License Board, in  ��������� connection with the proposed amendments, and to the City Council in con-  .'- nectlon  with  the  shortening  of  the  '7 hours  In   which     licensed     premises  7 could do business, were not granted,  7 tbe whole force of    the    Association  !;; would, be turned towards Local Option,  ������ and   that  the' people   would   soon   be  -'' given an opportunity or voting on tbe  7 question of abolishing the liquor traf-  7 tic, under the powers of tbe Canadian  7 Temperance Act, which has recently  |7,been made applicable in B. C  Vancouver, May 26th, 1910.  7 To tbe Licensing Board  of the City of Vancouver:  Gentlemen,���������I ana, instructed; by tlie  Gt^'Gbverninent League of Vancouver to recommend certain improvements in tbe by-laws governing the  sale of intoxicating liquors, these Jm-  provewents being in Hn������ with other  SOIL A NO    ITS    PRKP  ARATION.  If possible the site for the straw  berry plantation should be chosen  good covering of snow usually insures  :i good crop of fruit. One of the most  important requisites In a soil for  strawberries is thorough drainage, as  where water lies on or near the sur -  face the plants are sur to suffer either  in summer or winter. While too  much moisture is unfavorable to the  development of fruit, hence a soil  should be retentive of moisture, while  not saturated with it. Warm soils,  such as sandy loams.- will produce!  inhere snow will He in winter. A !  early fruit, but friable clay loam will  usually produce the best crops. Much  however, depends on the richness of  the soil, as strawberries need :n a ���������  bundance of available plant food to  give the best results.  Soil which will grow good crops of  roots will usually grow good strawberries. A soil should be chosen, if  possible, which does not bake naturally, or which by thorough tillage may  be brought into such good condition  that it will not bake. It is difficult  to keep the plantation free of weeds  in soli that bakes, and it is also hard  to conserve soil moisture in a dry  time.  Soil should be chosen, if possible,  that has been prepared in a measure  by growing a crop of roots which have  been heavily manured. After the  roots or other crops have been removed in the autumn, the land should  be stirred deeply, it being a good  j practice to use a subsoil plough after  Modern cities vThS.e experience 0."  many years has proven the wisdom of  having such restrictions.  First. So further licenses should be  granted to ex-policemen within five  years from tbe date on which they retired from the police force.  Second. Regardless of the growth  of the city, no further increases should  be made in the number of licenses is  (Continued from last week)  ful for furnishing nitrogen unless it!  can.be obtained in a che per form-, j  by the use of barnyard manure or I  leguminous crops. An application of:  100 h'to 150 pounds nitrate of soda, j  broadcasted just before the flowers'  open in the spring, is sometimes de- j  sirahle If the plants are not making |  and I vigorous growth. i  PLANTS AND THEIR TREATMENT.'  If theplants for sctitng out  are oh-;  tallied from a distance,      they should  he  ordered  to  arive as    early   in the  spring as possible    after the soil can  be worked, and planted soon after ar-;  rival.     It is often, however, not con- j  venient to plant at once: but In any  case the parcel containing the plants  should be opened up when it arrives,  otherwise   they   are likely to heat, or j  dry ou*.   either one of   which condition should be avoided    if    possible.  The plants should now be heeled    in  some   place    where    the soil    is well  drained.     Open a trench   sufficiently  deep to cover the roots of the strawberries well   and   so that   the crowns  will be just above ground. Now place  the   plants close together,  but In    a  single  row  in  the   trench.      Another  trench is now opened parallel with the  first, and about six inches    from    it,  using the soil to cover the roots of the  plants in the first trench..    This soil  should be firmly packed   or trampled  agianst the roots so that, the moisture  will  come into close    contact      with  them.   If loosely heeled in , they are  very likely to dry out and the plants  die.      Other trenches should  be  dug  parallel   with the first two   if needed.  By the time the field is    ready   for  planting,   these heeled - in   plants will  have made new roots and be in better  condition for planting than if they had  been set out at once. The best plants  for   autrmn   planting   are   what are  known as "pot" plants.   These are obtained by  sinking two and one-half  pots filled with rich friable soil in the  ground and placing a new runner in  each of them.     These root and mate  good plants by late summer.    Tlie advantage they have over plants rooted  in the ordinary way is that, when they  are transplanted they are taken from  the pot and replanted with a halt   o^  earth  without   dlsturding   the   roo,ts,  Therefore they   are but little checked  and will soon go on   growing,   gain,  making stronger plants,    whichr   will  the    ordinary  ;tl  ���������  Good  THINGS  TO EAT  KELLY'S  Market  COOKED OX  TONGUE    per lb. 50c  JELLIED VEAL  per   lb.  COOKED HAM  per lb.  CORNED BEEF  per  lb.  CHIPPED DRIED  BEEP      per  lb.  i  the ordinary kind for this purpose.  By using the subsoil plough the soil  may be loosened to the required depth  without bringing the subsojl to the  surface, which would probably happen if it were ploughed very deep with  the ordinary plough. Clover sod  ploughed in the anfumn Is also good.  an the Kod furnishe? a humus, bur tear more fruit than  ���������;Si'aSs"r feod land   should le avoided, as^ne"-  there Is great danger of injury from| Before planting, it is a good plan  the white grub. In the spring the soil | to remove all the large leaves of the  should be brought Into good tilth with ; plants except about two of the health-  the narrows and when It Is thought \ lest ones. This prevents too rapid  best it may be ploughed beforehand. ��������� transpiration of moisture from the j  FERTILIZER. I plant   before it   becomes   established  The best, fertilizer "for strawberries! and may often save it when dry wea-  is well-rotted barnyard manure, which  ther sets In   immediately after plant-  _  should he used In    large    quantities., ing.   Long and straggling roots may  sqed to liquor shops, wholesale liquor!There need be but little fear of uslns;,a,so *** ont o������f at <nls time, the restores, re������tauraht8 or breweries, and too much-30 tops of well-rotted man- moval of about one third of the roots  a decrease to fifty licenses should be I ure per acre being a fair application,  being a good practice.    When possi-  --1 It may be applied early in the spring.^  before planting an dthoroughly incor- a* thev are much more likely to live  porated with the soil, or it may be than those procured from a distance,  used for a previous cultivated crop so J as the former can be dug and planted  as to get the soil clean and in the best'wUMn a ffiw hours, while still fresh,  condition for the strawberry plants.  Fresh manure is not as satk/actory as  rotted, for It may make the soil too  loose, causing It. to dry out. quicker  and make the conditions bad for newly set plants.     On heavy soils, fresh j  manure may be used with better re- j bee������ weakened by the production of  suits, than on lighter soils, but as there j runners. It is good practice, if it  are likely to be many weeds grown if  green manure is used, rotted manure  is preferable even on heavier soils.  If fresh manure Is used it will be better mixed with the soil by planting  time. If It Is applied In the previous  autumn.    Wood ashes are very useful  made in connection with hotels.  This  reduction can easily be made without  impairing the accommodation  to the  public/as it is a well-known fact that  only a few of the large number of hotels at present existing in our city are  furnishing anything like adequate accommodation to the travelling public.  In the city of Toronto, having a population of- over 300,000, a commission  appointed to investigate the hotel business some two or three years ago, reported, after careful  investigation  of  licensed hotels, that not moe than fifty  were giving anything like proper accommodation to the travelling public.  tbe other sixty being run  purely foi  the sake of the bar.   It shou'.d also be  noticed that 110 licenses in the city ot  Toronto   allows   about  one   hotel   foi  every  2800  population, whereas  Vancouver  with  fifty hotels  has one  foi  every 2000 population.   Toronto's population is increasing at the rate of about  20,000 per annum, and it is expected  that  a  much  greater    reduction    of  licenses   will   soon   be   made  in  said  city.  Third. Liquor Zone. It has been  the common practice of other cities to  set boundaries in which liquor licenses  might be issued, and several years ago  the Licensing Board of the city asured  the Moral Reform, forces that no further licensesxwould be issued outside  of the district bounded by False Creek  on the south. Gore avenue on the east,  and the lane between Howe and Bur-  raid streets on the west. It is import  ant that a liquor zone of this nature  should be specified in the Vancouver  by-laws, thus avoiding the continual  annoyance which people in reside: ia!  districts are subjected to in fighting  against the establishment of licensed  premises in their midst.  Fourth.    It is of the utmost importance that no change be made in the  by-law in connection with the distance  of note's from churches and schools.  Trusting that  your honorable  body  within a few hours, while still fresh  The best plants to use are the  strongest of those which have been  made the previous year. Plants which  have (already fruited should not. he  used, as they are much more difficult  to transplant, and    their vitality   has  for a top-dressing and from 50 to !0<i  bushels per acre may be applied  broadcasted early in the sprlnir. when  the land is being harrowed, tbe  larger quantity being used for land  which Is poor in potash. An application of even twenty five bushels pe-  p.cre should give beneficial results. F  barnyard manure can not be obtained  easily, nitrogen and humus may be  ndded to the soil by ploughing unde'-  "lover, peas or some other leffumin-  ous crop; potash, by using from 200  to 300 pounds oer acre or muriate of  notash. if wood ashe^ can not he obtained: nViosnhorie a^ld. bv the iis������  nf ground bone, at the rate of from  ?fto to 300 Tw������ntids ner acve be'ore  planting.     Nitrate of soda is also use  can be managed, to grow ohmts for  setting in a special nropotratlng bed.  the, old plants in which, no* being allowed to fruit, make stroneer runners  and plants than do the frnlMnsr-  plants. Furtbermove. the extra attention to the culti"at|nn of the soil and  to the placing of the rimers in such  a bed will ensure good plants.  (To   lie   continued   next   week.)  Howe's    children  "    Isn't it nice to  If you wish to subscribe  drop a card to the office.  will  see fit  to give thee si'^es*'^-* j;j|������|������������-  voivr serious consideration, 1 have the : chain  hone*- *o remain,  Yours trul v.  WM. FAY*nr\  Secretary Good Government league  Bagley: All Mrs.  call her the "mater  see such affection?"  Bailey: "That isn't affection. She  succeeded in marrying off six daughters in six years, and they call her the  "mater", because they think she has  fairly earned the title.  LASD ACT.  New   We-tminster   Land   District.  District of Xew We tminster.  TAKK notice that Ida M. S. Debou, of  Vancouver,   B.   C,   intends   to   apply   for  permi----ion    to   purcha-e   the    following  des.-rilied  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Nortlieu-.l corner of T. L. 26J5G; thence  40 chains, more or less, Ea-t; thence 80  chain.*, more or less. North; thence 40  chains, more or le.?s, We t: thence 20  chains, more or le<s North; thence 20  chain������, more or less,We������t; thence 20  chains, more or less. South; thence 10  chains, more or less. East; theme 40  chains, more or less. South; thence 40  more or less. We-t: thence 40  more or less. South: thence SO  more or less, Ea-t to point of  commencement containing six hundred  and forty <G40> acres, more or less.  IDA M. S. DEBOU,  Name of Applicant.  William John Pascoe, Agent.  Pate, April l.Jth,  1910.  BUILD TO SUIT  YOU R SELF  40c  40c  30c  50c  PIG'S    FEET  PICKLED   per lb. 15c  Sweet Pickles in bulk  Dill Pickles   in bulk  Walnuts, Onions,  Gherkins  Summer  Drinks  We have a good variety of warm weather  beverages:  Grape Juice,    Lemon  Squash,   L\me Juice  Raspberry   VInegar  and    Lemonade     in  bottles and tins  Fancy Biscuits  Huntley &  Palmers,  Jacobs and   Perrins,  In all varieties  OliVes  WeJiave Ripe Olives  Green    Olives     and  Stuffed Olives in all  sizes.  rest CREAMERY  GUTTER       35c a lt>  QO^D EGGS  at 30c a doz  STRAWBERRIES  and     other      Fresh  Fruits Every Day  Fresh Cream  PHONE 938  G. S;  Kelly  2333 Westminster  Avenue  Successors to  ANDREWS  & NUNN  Mt. Pleasant's Leading  Grocers.  At present we are building two very, fine  houses on 7th Ave west. These houses  are just far enough advanced so that  a purchaser may have a house built to suit  himself. Very often people wish to have  alterations made when it is too late. Call  and see the plans and make  arrangements.  your  own  Braithwaite & Glass  Phone 6311  2127 Granville St.  905 Davie St.  Phone 6265  VANCOUVER PURE MILK CO.  Pure bottled Milk and Cream, from A.  W.  Wards's Dairy  MATSQUI. B. C.  <K^_Prompt attention to special orders ^a  46-49  |   N. E. Lougheed PHONE 1506 w. J       *  LOUGHEED & COATES  w. J. Coates   +  Real Estate and Insurance  63a 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  of a car line from Victoria to Boundary Road. We are offering choice  Lots in. our Subdivision of Block it, D. L. 50, fronting on No. 1 Road,  for from $350 up; terms of from $50 cash; balance over three years.  The water is being laid past tbe 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 delay.  HELEN   BADGLEY-   Teacher of  "jj Elecutioni physical Culture and  Pranmtic Art.. Plays Coached, Euter.-  taiauieutP Pirected, Platform Recitals.  Studio:,992 Horsby Stbbbt  Telephone H3635.  TN choicer display of Vegetable*  ever seen l������ Vaacowvtr at less than  Chinaman's prices am) we employ  only wfcitc labor.  Souti Vancouver Market  G Clapp, Proprietor  Tho Sooth Vanooovor OAf-  ���������hmwi employ only White Lab?  our. They are daily on the  market with a choice display  of vegetables. Free delivery.  If you Can't Call Telephone  your orders.  f������IM������������l  CUT FLOWERS  AND POT PLANTS  in great variety.  F.FATKIN  When in town don't forsret  that the Globe Hotel is the  nearest Hotel to the Market.  Thoroughly up-to-date and the  terms are reasonable.  Oonntngham A Qhaaman  The! flowers that bloom   itt7fhe7  Spring are only the forerunners of the  gorgeous display that comes later.  Make your home cheery by giving  as an order ou Saturday.  THE MARKET PLORISTS  To the Farmers.   v|  We are open to buy for cash all!  kind* of Local Honie fed 7i������ent8-pro-1  viding tbe quality is nf the bout. 1  Please dou't offer us anything else, j  FARMERS AGENCY ��������� ��������� CltV MARKET 1  ���������mm?m  Choice Butter and fresh Eggs  are all we handle. Ask any of  the regular customers at the  market. They will tell you our  stock never varies and our sales  keep on increasing.  VARA A MORRISON  A .Methodist bishop's wife addressing  a meeting of working women made  i home life seem very fine and ideal, but  one housewife voiced the opinion of the  rest, perhaps, when she said to her  neighbors with a sniff: "She's all right  as far as she goes; but what I'd like to  ask her is this���������what dees she do when  her old bishop comes home on pay  night with his envelope empty and a  fightin' jag on?"  [     COOK & Rdss     l  \   THE RELIABLE AUCTIONEERS  \ Sell all kinds of Live Stock on the  I     City Market every Saturday  ' at 10 a.m.  I  When we advertise Cream at  per can  everyone  thought we   I  struck Rock bottom.   But look!  are now selling 3 CansfoK "25c vvuru  Can guaranteed.  S. T. WALLACE & Co.  For LAYING  FOWL and  CHICKENS call  L. Walter  City Market  i.  V:  I Merchants and others having accounts for col-  I  lection are requested to send same to  I Creditor's Collection Agency;  1   Rooms 106-7 Dodson Blk., 27 Hastings St. F.1  %  Prompt attention given.    Also reports as to financial' 1  I standing of persons prepared.  J PHONE 6681  I THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVE R, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  tern  INVESTMENT COMPANY, united  J. R. Seymour, President  JESSE G. EILLER, Managing Director  C. G. VANHOOK, Director of Agencies  DIRECTORATE  Incorporated  in   1910,  Under  Laws ot British Columbia  the  MAJOR J. DUFF STUART, Vice-  President Clark & Stuart Co., Ltd.,  Wholesale Stationers. Director B.C  Refining Co., Ltd., President B.C.  Wood, Pulp and Paper Co., Ltd.,  Director Provincial Investment  Co., Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.  JAMES A. HARVEY, K. C, Barrister, Vancouver,  B. C.  GEORGE T. ROGERS, Merchant, late  of Cranbrook, B. C.  W. J. MURISON, Director Canada  Mines Company, Ltd., Director  Commercial Trust and Loan Company, Ltd., Vancouver, B. C.  JESSE G. MILLER, Director Knight's  Island Mining and Development  Co., formerly special agent The  Standard Home Co.  Will Buv  YOU A  HOME  1  i  f  $1,000  $2,000  $3,000  $]+.000  $5,000  MAJOR J. DUFF STUART,  Vice-President  N. E. HELMICK,  Secretary and Treasurer  THE BANK OF TORONTO  Vancouver, B. C.  >$U'-  '���������:v  Return Payment $7.50 Monthly on each  $1,000  7 per cent. Simple Interest Per Annum payable Monthly  NOT  A  "SNAP'  But a Straightforward Business Proprsition, offering the best, easiest and simplest  plan by which you may acquire your own home by monthly payments less than rent.  Accumulating, Investment Home Purchasing Contracts are issued, costing $6.00  purchase price, and thereafter $6.00 per month dues. Each contract provides for  several settlements or options should the holder desire to discontinue his payments.  As an investment, the Contract runs for 80 months, at which time it guarantees the  return of $576.0) for the $430.03 which havebaen paid in as dues. Each contract is  entitled in its order, to a loan of any sum up to $1000,00 out of the accumrmilations  to the loan or reserve fund, as fast as these accumulations are sufficient for making  the desired loan. Loans may be repaid at any time, thus stopping further interest.  More than one contract may be carried at a time.  CALL ON  OR ADDRESS  We ������re always pleased to outline our plao and sbew Its teatins te anyote  Hi*fl (iffice-Granvill* MafJifioniV  705 Robson St.  r   PHONE 4017      VANCOUVER, B. C.  DIRECTORATE  JOHN J. BANFIELD,  Real Estate and General Insurance,  Vancouver, B. C.  MAJOR W. B. BARWIS, Manager  Manufacturers' Life Insurance Co.,  Vancouver, B.C.  W. T. WHITEWAY, Architect, Vancouver, B. C.  MAJOR C. McMILLAN, President  "Westward Ho" Publishing Co.,  Vancouver, B. C.  W. S. MATTHEWS, Dirctor Commercial Trust & Loan Co., Vancouver  A. McKECHIE, President Rochester  Pulp Plaster Co., Rochester, N.Y.  N. E. HELMICK, formerly special  agent The Standard Home Co. of  Birmingham, Ala.  C.   G.   VANHOOK,   Dirctor,   Sound  ,       Copper Co. of Alaska.  Solicitors  TAYLOR & HARVEY, Imperial Pank  ^ Building, Vancouver* B.C.  NOTICE.  TAKE NOTICE that I, Jobu Hammond, of Nelson Island, occupation  farmer, intend to apply for permission  i to purchase the following described  lauds:���������  i    Commencing at  a post planted at ]  : the South Kast corner of Pre-emption  No. 2131, being about 3-4 miles iu a  South Easterly direction from mouth of  creek in Billings Bay (Nelson Island)  \about 1-2 mile from the eutrauce of  bay: thence North 40 chains; thence  thence   South    40  CALIFORNIA OIL SITUATION  To the Investing Public:  We wish to call ������������������your atention to the  interest  ma������ii:f<estii)g itself  in  the oil  .situation m California.  Quite a number of our citizens have  availed themselves of investments we  have recommended, and are well pleased with live results.  Having: a clientele of over two hundred satisfied customers, quite a num-  East   20   chains;    ������'-������������.������;   ���������������������'~    '" , ber have already visited the field, and  thence West 20 chalOb to siaae j  chains;  of commencement, containing 80 acres  JOHN HAMMOND  April 4th. 1910.  LAND ACT  New Westminster Laud District.  ' District of New Westminster.  TAKE notice that I, Irving Li Bain,  of Vancouver, B. C, occupation wood  dealer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the    following   described  [lands: Commencing at a post planted  fat the north-east corner of    U>t    lit,  thence north 20 chains, thence west 80  chains, thence south 20 chains, thence  f east 80 chains more or less to point, of  (commencement.  IRVING h. BAIN.  April 18th, 1910.  &AV9 ACT.  New   We������tiiiinster   hand   District.  District <������f New Westminster.  TAKK notice that Klla lx-bno. of Van-  fepuvev,  B. C, occupation  nurse,  intends  to apply for permission to purchase tlie  following described   lands:���������  ComnienehiK -it u post planted at tlie  I Northeast coiner of T.  L.  200^1;  thence  ISO  chains,   more  or   less.   North:   thence  [K0 chains, more or le-<s, West; thence SO  chains,   more or   less,   South;   thence   SO  chains,   more or  le������s    Kast,   to  point   of  'commencement,' containing;   six   hundred  ^anil forty   /'G4U)  acre-:, more or less.  ELLA DEBOO,  ���������A N'lime of Applicant.  William John Pascoe, Agent.  kTlate. .April lith,  1M0.  Land Act  Take  notire  that  I,  W.   J.   Pascoe,   of  fTancouver, B. (*.. occupation broker, intend to apply for permission to purchase  the  following  described  lands:��������� '  CommenciiiK at a  post   planted at  tlie  I North-west corner of District I,ot H95.  on the Kast shore of Howe Sound, thence  Kiast 20 chains: thence North 40 chains:  thence Ka������t -20'chains: thence North 4<J  L-liains: thence West 20 chains, more oi  lless, to the shore line; thence Southwesterly, following the meander of said  Is)hore line. 80 chains, more or less, to  point of commencement, containing 160  acres, more or less.  WILLIAM JOHN PASCOE.  February 4th, 1910.  I " I  We are always open to buy first  class Hay and Oats and always  pleased to quote prices. Wo  hoy the BEST for wo only  sou Ihe BEST.   FOX 1101 ft CO. West Ave. Neirfturke;  >������������������������������������#��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������J������  peak in slowing terms of the situation  You will notice by our dally naiwy  .'hat there arc'Quite a few of our eiti-  izens that are buying oil lauds and  'forming companies to operate. Stocks  will be offered to the public and no  doubt those that, are honestly managed  ers. We undertook about two years  ago to bring ihe California oil situation before the investing public, and,  as stated above, have more then made  good to our clients, being still in a  position to offer some stocks of unusual merit, and being in close touch  each day with the He'd, also operating  ourselves, we feel sure we can assist  vou in choosing companies that are being properly managed which we are  sure wil ma he Rood.  There will be an immense amount  >f money made the next few years.  New wells are being drilled, and some  are alrendv com Dieted that are flow'ug  from 20,000 to 30.000 larrels per day.  One well came in that produced o'er  $300,000 in two weeks for the fortunate owners.  Now is tl������> time to get in if you  want lo realize the big profits, and the  only place to invest in oil is wehere  tbe <il is found. If the same amount  of horse sense was followed in oil investments as in Iniying a house, that >  !s to say.'looking un the recants, e'e,  owe people would be pleased with ihe  ���������esniis. but so manv take for erap'ed  vbst some airent tells them, and do  not investigate for themselves.  We have pictures taken by ourselves  nnd also maps of the proven sections  in our oflice, and shall deem it a favor  *o pive anyone particulars regard hi g  the situation which we are. specialists  in. Even if you do not invest through  ���������rs. a good heart to heart talk may  =ave you the loss of your hard-earned  money.  There is no money more honestly  made than that taken from mother  earth, whether it be in mining for  minerals or oil. and the parties that  ?et in right are bound to be the ones  rhat will be fortunate in laying by  something   for the days to come.  We will not give you foolish figures  ���������o lead you on. but all our statements  will be based on actual facts.  Kindly call on us, or 'phone 6328.  and we will be pleased to give  you  .^ny particulars, as we are pioneers in  the business so far as the  investing  public of B. C. are concerned, and got  in before the boom started.  Yours respectfully.  BEECH'S BROKERAGE.  'Phone 6328.   Room 19.    347    Pender  street west, Vancouver, B. C.  WCAL  {Editor Western Call:  Dear Sir,���������in last week's Call I observe in the locals you praising the  aldermen of Ward V., or is it a case  of tooting their own horn? About the  work done in Ward V., if you will lake  a walk to the west end of the ward,  you may change the local. Three  years, and we have not got access to  our homes, the City Council refusing  to open a lane; a dumping ground tor  We cleau carpets with powerful  vac.um dirt extractor; no lifting or relaying. Electric Carpet Cleaner, Loo  Block.   Phone 2127.  MODERN EXTRAVAGANCE AND  HIGH PRICES  Don't Destroy  The Monetary Times of the 21st hist.,  prints an address by J. T- Talbert, vice-  president of the National City Bank of  New York, given before the Texas  State Bankers' Association, in which  he says, among other things, the fol-  years for the neighborhood.   To open ; lowing:  it would give us access to our homes  and help sanitation. On Yukon you  will see a sample of carting dirt7iip  hill. Ob, the board of works, city engineer and the superintendent , of  streets are a great outfit!  W.  DAVIS.  455 Tenth avenue west, Vancouver,  B. C, .May 16, 1������10.  CURIOUS DISCOVERY  TERIOR  IN THE  IN-  Mr. Alex. McKay, who has been doling some extensive prospecting  through the interior of British Columbia, reports a rather unique discovery  about 35 miles north-west of Clinicn.  While passing through the district  along the Ronepart river. Mr. McKay  ran across a small lake about two or  three miles in diameter, which was  surrounded by a wall about six or.  seven feet high buitl of stone, many of  them weighing tons.  The wall is overgrown with moss  and grass, but its construction is e'ear-  ly visible. The Bonepart river runs  through the lake and with the exception of the small openings where the  river runs, the lake is completely surrounded. The whole work would appear to be very old and to have been  designed as a huge reservoir.  The Indians seem to know nothing of  its history and the supposition is that  it was constructed by some prehistoric  race similar to the Mound Builders.  There, is also an island in the centre  of the lake which may have been a retreat for some ancient tribe. In any  case such discoveries are deeply interesting to the historian and archaeologist and are the only means we have  of learning anything of the early races  who occupied the country.  .Mr. T. J. Beatty, of Mount Pleasant,  also remembers seeing this antique  structure some fourteen years ago. but  was unable to give any time to investigate it very thoroughly.  "We <the United Slates), are squandering on pleasure vehicles annually  s'nins of money running into hundreds  of millions of dollars. Tlie initial cost  of automobiles to American users  amounts to not les than $250,000,000 a  year. The up-keep and other necessary expenditures, as well as incidentals, which would not. otherwise be incurred amount to at least as much  more. This vast suoi is equivalent in  actual economic waste each year to  more than the value of property destroyed in the San Francisco fire���������perhaps twice as much.  Economy and Thrift.  In the matter of individual expenditures It is the fashion  now to be extravagant to the point of wastefulness  and ihe fuFhion is running riot.   Individual   thrift   is  considered   not   merely  miserly hoarding, but is  louk< d upon  as'vice and a ihl.'ig lo be despised.    It  is said that this is noi a day <<f small  things, and that wealth, as wealth goes  now, may no longer be accumulated by  the slow proces of Havings and economies.    Thin may  be true  if v������e shall  measure   wealth   only   by   billions   oi  hundreds of millions, but. just us surely as there ever existed virtue in economy, or contentment and independence  in frugality, they are there today, and  just  as surely  as  individual  ^.nd   national extravagance ever led to a day  of reckoning they are doing s> today.  Among nations, and among individuals,  permanent   wealth and  materi:tl  prosperity are the results, not so much of  rich natural resources as they are the-|  products  of economy  and   thrift;   not  alone economy in  the arts of production, but economy of use."  TORONTO  FURNITURE  STORE |  3334 Westminster Avenue.      ���������,+-  Your Eyesight by  Neglect.  You can never get another set of eyes  and it ia both cheaper and more satisfactory to get good glauwes and save  the eyes Nature save you.  We make a specialty of really fitting  eyes We solicit a trial, feeling sure  we can give you satisfaction  ������ Beds, Bed Springs and Mat-  f tresses, Dressers and Stands,  ��������� Extension and Kitchen Tables,  p Carpet Squares, Linoleums, Oil  f Cloth with leather seats, Easy x;  jj Chairs,     Sofas,     Croekeryware, Y"  ^Japanese    SpUaresr" all 'Hizes,7^  sf Rugs, 1-ace Curtains and  Poles. ^  i M. H. COWAN. *  f *���������  GEO. G.  |     The  best  stock of  ARMS,'"  ^ AMMUNITION,    CUTLERY,  J and SPORTING GOODS  can  Y be found at the store of  WATCHMAKER and JEWELLER  143 Hastings, W.  Opposite Province  I Chas. K Tisdall f  'i-  618-620 Hastings St.       ���������*  Lawnmowers sharpened and repaired���������Average price 50c.  Some people advertise in ma ble. but  too late.    Not so the live ones.  "You know that ?I0 you ler,"  "Not   now.     Introduce   me."-  iand Leader.  me���������  -Cleve  MOUNT   PLEASANT  NEW tiENE  RAL REPAIR SHOP  252">| Westminster Avt-uue.  I-ticydes, Sewiug Yaehinr-p, ,Babv Carriages, Wringers, (inns. Key.-' ������'tc  Lawnmowers and Saws sharpened.  ALL WORK GUARANTEED  C. C. PILKY  Pilky's Repair Shop  2525   Westminster  Ave.  Dr. Geo. Howell  Veterinary Surgeon  Day or Night Calls Promptly Attended To.  Res. Cor. 8th & Alberta.  PHONE L6568.  Trade Marks  Dcsigns  Copyrights dc  .Anrone ier.dinf ������ f ketrh vid description ������=������  1'iickly ������iT������rUiln ortr t>:-irit<.ii fro������ whether tn  Invention l������ prwbnWy i>������t������nt������W"^ComiannlcT.  tioiuftrlctlyconUdentlJ. HANDBOOK onPateun  ������entfre������. Olilpst acetic? J.'ortocunnsrPtttcnU.  Patent* taken tbroaah Mmin ft Co. nc������3T������  tpeclal naUct, wl'hoat chart*, In tb������  Scientific American.  A h������j*l*oroelT HOxafniM weekly. L*r***t <rfr.  nt������iiyn of any ��������������� :<?ut.So loottnl. leno* Tct  Ciiadm. ������m a year, jMMatfe Bteyaid. Sold ly  %ll newsdealers.  MUNN & Co "Ji���������-������   Branch OfSw. C������ ������ St, Wa*tm������iQn,I>. 6  WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER  BRIT ISH COLUMBIA.  We Want Your  LOCALS  ITEMS  OF  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.  VISITING FRIENDS  are glad to have mention madi-pf-their, visit;,  friends are fpi^  you otherwise would  have no knowledge of  being near. Besides all  this it makes the community more homelike.  Drop us a card or  Help us to make  Mount Pleasant a  HOME CENTRE  It helps to Boost  YOUR  WARD!  PHONE  1  PHONE  Thi! Western Call  2408 Westm'ster Rd  WORLD'S   FAIR   OF   THE   FUTURE   ���������<  In all probability the city of San  Francisco will hold an international  exposition, or, as it is more popularly  known, a "World's Fair." to celebrate  the opening of the Panama canal ii:  111 15. If the promoters of the fair are  willing to profit by the lessons of former expositions, their efforts will be  directed to making the coming fair  notahle, not for mere bulk and are*,  but for its compactness and the genu- j  ine excellence of its carefully selected  exhibits. The trouble with many pre  vious expositions has been that the>  were big to the point of being wearisome and oppresive. A climax in this j  direction was reached at the St. Louis  fail-, in one single building of which a  visitor had to traverse nine miles of  aisles if he wished merely to walk  past the whole of the exhibits. Whatever may be the ulterior motive, the  j avowed object of those exhibitions is  educational. Therefore, they should  contain only the most distinctive and  valuable results of the world's scientific, industrial, sociological and constructive work. And in this connection  we would ask whether it is not. almost  an insult to the good taste and intelligence of the millions that are solicited  to enter such an exposition, if a large  section of its space is devoted to that {  cheap form of-entertainment which was  j inaugurated by the notorious Midway)  jPlaisance at tho Chicago Exposition.  tSan Francisco will have a great opportunity, hy breaking away from certain  false traditions, to render this, the  latest of the expositions, something  better  than  a  mere  plaything of the  real-estate dealer., the side-show man.  i  and the politician.  I  THE    STORE  OT  QUALITY  Phone 1360  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,  yourself.  Always a  fresh fruits  hand.  >.i3>...^,������..,2i...t3������..������i5>>..������*"..i������>..'i������>...(^������..e������}...*2.t-^ '  11 t^.-t$>-.-^'.-������2>^.t3������..������i5>>..������*"..i-">..'i*>...(**������..c������}-������.t?.^  | TRIMBLE  W    <?> .^���������^^^^^. ^a������      W     ^"^^^^    ^a^^^*^     ^a^^^*X     ^a^  ^^^^a\  *l  o  !  Call  and  convince  choice selection of  and  vegetables  on  j LAMONT'S GROCERY  2243 Westminster Ave.  ��������� Near Corner 7th       I  The HI. Pleasant  GERMANY'S  DRINK   BILL  Annual   Outlay   is   $750,000,000���������More  Than Cost of Army and Navy.  A writer in the Berlin, Germany.  Reichsareitshlatt estimates the annual  cost to Germany of the alcoholic liquor  consumed by her people at nearly  $750,000,000. Taking as his basis the  returns tor the five years 1904-08, he  finds that the'average annual per capita consumption of pure spirit alcohol  was :!.8������������ litres, while that' of beer was  116.66 litres.  Taking the average, price of a litre  of spirits as one mark, and that of a  litre of beer as 30 pfennings, the cost  per capita amounts for spirits to M3.86,  for beer toM3f������. together M38.86. With  a population of (54.000,000, this gives a  total annual outlay of M2.487.000.000  ($621,750,000). Taking the annual per  capita consumption of wine, on the  basis of previous estimates as .5.82  litres, and taking one mark as. the  average price of a litre of wine, this  total is swollen by a further sum of  M372.500.000 "($93,125,000).    .  The entire annual cost of the alcoholic liquors consumed in Germany  thus amounts to something like 3,000,-  000,000 marks, or, as the writer points  out. more than twice the combined,  cost of the army and navy, more than  four times the cost of workmen's insurance, and about live times as much  as the total outlay for public elemen  tary education.  THEIR BELIEFS  The two men who had been sitting  near the door of the car became engaged in an animated controversy, and  their loud voices attracted the atten?  tion of all the other passengers. Suddenly one of them rose up and said:  '���������Ladies and gentlemen, 1 appeal to  you to decide a disputed point. .My  friend here insists that, not more than  three persons out of five believe, they  have souls, I take a more cheerful  view of humanity than that. Will all  of you who believe you have souls  raise your right, bands.  Kvery right hand in the car went up.  "Thank you." he said with a smile.  "Keep them up just a moment. Now,  all of you who believe in a hereafter  please raise your left hand also?"  Kvery left  hand in th������ car went up.  'Thank you. again." he said. "Now.  while you all have your hands raised,"  he continued, drawing a pair of revolvers and levelling them, "my friend  here will go down the aisle and relieve  you of whatever valuables you may  happen to have."���������Express Gazette.  IC  STUDIO  Cor WestmlnsterAve. 4 Broadway  UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT, WITH  NEW SCENIC BACKGROUNDS. APPLIANCES    ANB   ACCESSORIES.  Prepared to undertake Photographic work of all kinds, interior  or exterior, and guarantee satisfactory results.  Artistic Lighting and posing of.  the figure.  Skilful retouching and modelling  of the features.  High class Finishing and Tasteful  Mounts.  - SPECIALTY ���������  BABY PHOTOGRAPHS  Our Prices are reasonable.  KODAK    FILMS    DEVELOPED   AND  FltffSHED.  W, H. Welford, M*r  C& NORRIS  REALTY CO.  Real Estate and Insurance Brokers  2503 Westminster Road  Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road  Special Buys  . 5 room house on 50 ft. lot on 5th Ave. between  Ontario and Manitoba Sts. This is a first class investment and wei 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.  $6500 cash, balance on easy terms.  si  *  'I1  '*  +  *  V  +  i  .*  *  !  *  Seventeen years business standing  in this district.  rimble  ���������:*  orris  i������.������Mtt,������'i?t'������.^>,������'������5>'������'������St'������,<'������t-i?>,������-$,������,*i*t.A.������.4>^  THE CALL  "Por-  1   in-  Lady (formerly an oporator.t-  ter, why didn't you call me a*  struct ed you?"  Sleeping-Car Porter���������"I did. ma'am:  slio's yo' ho'n. I sade, 'Seven-thirty,  ma'am,' and yo' sade, 'liine.'s outa  ohder.' "���������Milwaukee   Sentinel.  80 x 82 Corner 7th   and  Victoria  Only JS0W. Excellent terms.  ONE ON THE FOLDER    i  "This is :i sad case." said the asylum \  attendant, pausing he fore a padded I  cell. '���������There is no hope for the patient i  whatever." j  "What's the trouble with him?" asked the visitor.  "lie  thinks  he-   understands   a   railroad time-table."���������Milwaukee Sentinel. :'  HJ,  317 Pender  Uo,  Vancouver !/������������������''; $-:>Z;W.ii'?;^A?l  -r~  THE WESTERN CALL, VANGOUYE?, BRITISH COLUMBIA..  $4500 Snap!  6 extra good rooms all modern, panelled  dining room, and thoronghly up-to-date in  every respect; only $4500; $1200 cash, bal.  arrange.  Imperial Investment Co., Ltd.  Real Estate      -       Loans       -       Insurance  (JAS. L. LOIHIHKHD, Mjtr.)  2313 Westminster Ave. '      Phone 345  ~>  Your Patronage cordially solicited.  B. C. Ornamental Iron & Fence Co., Ltd.  PHONE OS7i  COR. WESTMINSTER AVE. and FRONT ST  WOMANS WORLD  "Call" ads. talkl  is the last day of our  of MEN'S SUITS  Manufacturers' OJd Lines at almost  HALF PRICE  HIQtl^UAUITY, NOT I1IOH PRICE  73 Men's high class navy blue and black  Clay Worsted Suits, made in single and  double breasted with a raised seam, reg-  $20 and $22,  Clearance Price $12,50  36 only fancy colored Worsted Suits, all  this season's goods, regular price $18 to  $22.50,  Clearance Price $12.50  47 high class English fancy colored Worsted  Suits made in the very latest styles.    Regular pric $20 to $25,  Clearance Price $15.00  Every Suit finished up in our own  Tailor shop, and we guarantee a fit.  Our Motto is  MONEY'S WORTH OR MONEYBACK  Wm. Dick,  33 Hastings  Street, East  Jr.  Watch 'Z Big  Electric Sign  There is something pathetic in tlie  ���������.'act that the late Samuel L. Clemens  published his one serious work anony-  aiously, limited the number, of copies  .o two hundred and fifty, and then distributed them only among his friends.  Vie made the world laugh and that is  .vhat it expected him to do, and the  is a hard taskmaker. He knew it  vvould laugh even were he to lay bare  he holy of holies of his soul, and yet  :ie wished to tell the world what he  read of the page of life. But he told  ���������jnly Ihe few. and perhaps they valued  it and perhaps ihcy did not. it is  with the great us with the unknown,  the things we value most are the  things we cannot do.  The following is supposed to be a  response lo the toast, "The liable?),"  given by Mark Twain at a banquet  given in honor of General IJ. S. Grant  in Chicago, 1879. He is reported to  have said :  "i like that. We have not all had  ;he good fortune to be ladies. We  have been generals, or poets, or statesmen, but' when the toasts work dowe  u> tlie babies   we   stand   on   common  round for we have all been babies.  .1 is a shame that for a thousand years  the world's banquets have utterly Ig -  nored the baby as if he didn't, amount  to anything.  "If you will stop.and think a minute  - if you will go back fifty or a hup -  ���������1ml years to your early married life  rid recontemplate your first   baby���������  on will remember that he amounted  '������ a good deal and    even    something  over.  "You soldiers all know that    when  hat little fellow arrived nt family  headquarters, .ton had to hand i:\ your  esignation.    He took entire command.  'on became his lackey���������his mere body  servant���������and you bad 'o stand around.  ������oo. He was not a commander who  made allowances for time, distance,  weather or anything else.  vou had to execute Its order whether  It was possible or not and there was  >nly one form of machinery In his  manual of tactics, and that was the  double-quick.     .  "He treated you, with every sort of  "nsolenee and disrespect and the bravest of you didn't dare to say a word.  You could face the clevttn storm of  Ttonelson ana VIeksburg, and give  back blow for blow, but when he clawed your whiskers and pulled your hair  And twisted your nose you bad to take  u.      ��������� ��������� :> ...  "When tb-e thunders of war    were  sounding in your ears you set: your face  toward the batteries,   and    advanced  with a steady tread, but when he turned on  the terrors of his  war whoou  von advanced in  the other directioa,  "ud mighty glad of the   chance, too.  When  he called for toothino    syrup,  did you venture to throw out any remarks about certain services being unbecoming aji officer and a gentleman?  No.    You got up and got it.     When  he ordered'his pap bottle, and it was  not warm, did you talk back?      Not.  -ni.    Ton went, to wnrk and wnrroed  :t.    You even descended so far in your  :nenial  service as to take a. suck at  that warm, insipid stuff just to see if!  was right, three parts water and one  of '"milk"���������-a touch of sugaF to "modify  the colic and a drop of peppermint to  kill those immortal hiccoughs.    I can  *aste that stuff now.  "And bow many things you learned  as you went along! Sentimental young  folks still take stock in that old saying that when the baby smiles it is  because the angels are whispering to  him. Very pretty, but to thin���������simply  wind on the stomach, my friends. If  the bnby proposed to ta,l<e a walk at  his usual hour, 2 o'clock In the morn-  'ng. didn't you rise promptly and remark with a mental   addition   which  would not improve a Sunday school  book much, that it was the very thing  you were about to propose yourself?  A HOPELESS DAWN.  "Oh, you were under good discipline,  and as you went, faltering up and down  the room in your undress uniform  you not only prattled baby, talk, but  even tuned up your1 martial voices and  tried to sing, "Rock a-by Baby in the  Tiee Top", for Instance. . What a spectacle for an army of the Tennessee,  and what an affliction for the neighbors, too. tor it is not everybody within a mile around (hat likes military  music at 3 in the morning.  "And when you hud been keeping  this sort of thing up two or three  hours, and your little velvet. - head Intimated that nothing suited him like  exemlsc and noise what did you do?  You simply went, on until you dropped  In the last ditch.  "The idea that a baby doesn't a -  mount to anything! Why. one baby is  just a houe aud a front yard full by  Itself. One baby can furnish more  business than you aud your luterior  department can attend to. He is en -  terpri.se irrepressible, brimful of law -  less activities. Do what you please  you can't make him stay on the reservation.  "Sufficient.unto the day is one baby.  As long as you are in your right, mind  you never pray for twins, and ther  aiu't any real difference between triplets and an insurrection.  "Yes. \t was high time for a toast lo  the masses, to recognize the import -  ance of the babies. Think what, is iu  store for the present crop! Fifty years  from now we shall all be dead. I trust;  and then the flag, if it still survives,  and let us hope it may, will be floating over a republic numbering 200, -  000.000 souls, according to the settled  laws ,o������ our increase. Our present  schooner of state will have grown into a political Leviathan���������a Great Eastern. The cradled babies of today wil?  be on deck. Let them he well trained  for w are going to leave a big contract  on their bands.  i  CRADLE PROBLEMS.  "Among the three or four   million  cradles now rocking in the land    are  some which this nation would preserve  for ages, as sacred things,.if we could  know which ones they are.    In one of  these cradles the unconscious Farra-  gut of the future is at this moment  teething and putting in a word of dead  inarticulate   but   perfectly   Justifiable  profanity over it. too.    In another tlie  future renowned astronomer Is blinking at, the shining milky way with but  a liquid interest, poor little chap! and  wondering what has become of    the  other one they call the wet. nurse.    In  another tbe future great historian    is  lying;���������and doubtless will continue    to  He��������� until his earthly mission Is ended.  In another the    future    president    If  busying himself with  no    profounder  problem than what the mischief   has  become of his hair so early, and in a  ffifsrhfv arrnv of erad'es there are niw  pome CO.ortO future nffUe - see'-'cs renting ready to furnish him occasion   tc  grapple with the same, old problem a  second time.  "And in still one more cradle, some  where under the flag, the future illustrious commander In chief of the A -  mericsn armies is so little burdened  with his approaching grandeurs an������'  responsibilities as to be giving hi?  whole strategic mind at this momen'  to trying to find some way to tret lii������  big toe into his mouth, an achievement which, meaning no disrespect,  the illustrious guest of this eveninp  turned his attention to some 5<������ years  rteo. and if the child is but a pr>pbecv  of tbe mnn. there are niichty few who  will doubt that he will succeed."  APPLES  FOR   INTEMPERANCE  Horticultural Society Declares it to Be  of Great Use.  The forbidden fruit ol the Garden  -f Eden wbicb brought, sin into the  world is now looked on as the roenns  3f driving sin ou of the world. No  ess an august body than the Iowa  State Horticultural society is standing  sponsor for the movemeat to remove  the stiguia from tbe apple.  When Eve. sorely tempted, partook  of the luscious fruit whicii she sad  been forbidden to touch, she all unfittingly cast a blight on tlie apple  which centuries of cultivation and two  ntaioual shows at Spokane have been  unable to remove. It has remained for  sin apple-loving country doctor to discover that not only can the world be  *"ed until it has secured the he<es������ary  calorits of energy, but, that tbe craving  for liquor���������conceded to bo the gi eat est.  cause for human misery ard crime���������  can be eradicated from tbe human  body by the apple. As if this were sot  miracle enough, it iu contended that  General Griuit might have wen the  p'ege of Vicksburg amd th* battle of  Appomottox   by   munching  on   a   Ben  Davis, a- Spit'/enberg or a Jouathan.  just as well as by puffing on a fat  black cigar.  "The u^e of apples as an anicie o!  diet will very much diminish, d'creas*  and ultimately abate the appetite for  alcoholic stimulants." declare* Dr  Samuel Bailey, of Mount Ayr. Iowa  "That this is a fact could be prcved It  many instances if a little care, cautioc  and vigilance were taken to thoroughly  investigate conditions. As a rule, tht  habitual user of alcoholic stimulants le  rarely a lover or consumer of apples.  There seems to be a peculiar ccmbiaa-  ticm in apples, in tbe acid in tiem or  in the peculiar chemical combination*  of tbe apple that allays the irritation,  or so-called appetite, produced by the  use of liquor. I am also of the < pinion  that, tbe keen appeiite fcr tobacco is  liniiied br the u?e of apples. I am  thoroughly convinced that any man  who is a lover-of whiskey and who if  in a condition when be thinks t-s must  have a drink, if he will eat an a������p>  before be takes the dtink will i :d that  his appetite for the drink ha- beer  materially lessened, if not e<tire'y  abated for tbe time.���������Technical World  Magazine.  FOR FINE  Job ^ &  Prin ting  - TRY THE ���������  Terminal City Press,  LIMITED        '  2408  Westminster Road  ������"'-'.  PHONE 1405  T.  PLEASANT will be  Vancouver's future  M  Central District.  OW is the time to advertise your business and  boostjjWarfl five.  I  '<m  I  F YOUR BUSINESS is not  worth advertising, adver-  it  WE ARE the advertising  doctor for Mt. Pleasant, and district.  oee      I IlLa    eee  Western Call  2403 WESTMINSTER Rd. LTM.'������?iHHi;tia :������^.'-ji������'.".sJ :���������������. i-tiHiw. w -i ���������������  r:^i^^(;Ail/.:''JlJJM;.^^i-.^LJiUiaa'^i-.UiSi.v<iv '  THE WESTERN  CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Otherwise  Kev. J. P. Westman will preach bis  farewell sermon on Sunday next. His  many friends in .Mount Pleasant wish  him success in his new appointment.  A bald-headed eagle has be^n seen  in Mount Pleasants. Next.  On Thursday evening the machinists  and helpers of the Vancouver Engineering Works assembled to pay a  tribute to their retiring foreman, .Mr.  R P. Quinn, mechanical superintendent  of the "Howe Sound, Peinberton Valley  & Northern railroud." A presentation  was made. .Mr. Quiiui. who was taken  completely by surprise, responded  briefly and assured the assembly that  he would remember tho occasion its  one of the proudest moments of his  life.  Mr. Owen has been too busy to rewrite his ad. However, lie lia* the  goods.  Mr. and Mrs. J. Dadson, of ">."> Sixth  avenue west, celebrated their golden  wedding last Tuesday.  'Mr. lCmil Mailman, manager of the  II. \V. Petrie & Co., machinery wholesalers, reports a delightful trip into the  noithern B. C. and Alaska. Mr. Hall-  man is certainly covering ground and  is full of business and courtesy. Under  his guidance tlie l-t. W. Petrie Co. are  coming to,the front in the machinery  supply business, in 15. C.  Special Services.  ��������� The special revival services in  Mount Pleasant Baptist church were  continued every evening this week except. Sarurday. On Sunday there were  large congregations at all services. The  special sermon to men in the afternoon  .was well attended. The Rev. .1. Willard Litch preached a powerful sermon  upon: "Srow Thyselt7 a Alan." The  false ideas prevailing were contrasted  with the ideal piesented in the life of  Christ. Rev. C. Burnett and Rev. .Mr.  Elliott took part in the afternoon meeting aud a male quartet sang.  Mr. Alex. .McCarthy, of Maple Creek,  Sask., paid us a visit this week.  Mrs. J. J. G. Thompson, 81-1 Broadway west received Friday, May 27th.  in the afternbon from :i to ;"������, and in  the evening from 7 to 10. and during  the summer on the fourth . Friday  the evening.  Mr. W. Al. Dobsou left toih-.y for Vic  toria on a busi lies trip.  "God's Love in Hell" will be the subject of Rev. J. Willard Litch's sermon  this, Thursday, evening in Mount Pleasant Baptist-4church. Special services  begin at 7:4f> with short song service.  On Wednesday evening Rev. Mr. Litch  preached upon "The Rejection oi  Christ as the Deadly Sin."  i'List to the song of the lawn-mower.  As it whisks its way thro tjie hay;  Hark to the sound of blessing.  When it strikes that stone to stay.  A very pleasing and enjoyable event  took place at the residence ol* Mr. (!.  W. Mulchings-. '.',22 lOighth avenue oast,  on Friday evening, .May 20, the occasion being the seventy-eighth anniversary of .Mr. Samuel Oakley's birth. The  guests numbered 28, nearly all being  the descendants of Mr. Oakley. Those  present were: Mr. and .Mrs. G. W. Ilut-  chings, Mr. Tlios. Hatchings. Mr. Lome  Hatchings, Mrs. .1. L. Powell. Mr. and  .Mrs. S. "N. Oakley and family, Mr. and  Mrs. Isaac Oakley and family. Mr. and  Mrs. A. M. Forbes and family, Mr. and  .Mrs. Howard Barker and family, Mr.J.  Lester Oakley. Miss G. R. Powell, Mr.  Lester Powell, Mr. Francis Oakley and  Master George Powell. Four generations were represented, being Mr. Oakley. Mrs. .1. L. Powell, Mrs, Howard  Barker and little Miss Dorothy Barker.  After a very sumptuous repast the  .evening was spent-with, music and  games, the wish being expressed that  Mr. Oakley would be spared to see  many more, happy family reunions.  Air interesting meeting of the Vancouver P. & P. S. Association will bo  held Wednesday evening. June Isi.  1910, at 8 p. m., in City Market building. The meeting is to be addressed  by Mr. M. A. .lull, poultry expert of  the- Department of Agriculture. Victoria, B. C. Mr. .lull has just returned  from the upper country, and has met  in with unqualified success in ail lines re  poultry industry, also having been in-  strumenial in forming several poultry  associations. Mis object in visiting  Vancouver is to complete details  wherewith he proposes to organize a  Provincial Poultry Association for B.  C. This will benefit all small local associations as well as tlie larger ones.  The Provincia Poultry Association will  probably be formed during the Vancouver Summer Fair, at Hastings, in  August, and delegates from the upper  country and the lower mainland will  be in attendance. No one interested  in the poultry fancy should miss this  meeting cdnesday evening, and a cor-]  dial invitation is extended to all to be  present.  Mount Pleasant, if you have the  goods say so. The people' want to  know it.  Mrs. Casselman, of Los Angeles, is a  visitor in the city and the guest of her  son, Dr. Casselman, 120 Tenth avenue  east.  LICENSE  BOARD  REVISES BYLAW  ������    Mrs.  W. 1-1. Meredith. 2:51   Eleventh  Ty avenue west, will receive on Wednes-  ���������day next aud not again until; autumn.  Mr. and  Mrs. Bruce Glass have  returned to Jamestown. N. D.  Have you seen Mr. Mullen's new display?  The marriage.occurred in the Central Methodist church last Saturday of  Mr. Charles Pagan Coltart. and .Miss  inga Hanson, both of this city. They  were attended by Mr. Thomas Coltart  and Miss Hannah Coltart. A large  party of friends gathered in the church  to witness the ceremony, which was  performed by Rev. A. \l. Sanford. The  couple will take up their resid*������nce7ln  South Vancouver. . ^ ,  A butcher's cart ran away on Ninth  7'this week. It came as a surmise to  > many. The horses in Mount Pleasant  7 are usually put to sleep when left on  the road. It was probably the surprise  7 over the building activity that caused  V it to bolt.  The building going up at the corner  of Eighth and Slain street is the forerunner of a better class of business  iu  Mount Pleasant.  O. S. Kelly is out of town for a day  or so. Have you met him? It's a  pleasure.    Sure���������^the grocery man.  WESTMINSTER AVENUE VS. MAIN  STREET  Tlie by-law~introduced some montiis  ago by Aid. Stevens to change the  name of Westminster avenue to Main  street met with some unexpected opposition when up for its final reading on  Monday last. The objection came from  the doughty Ward One representative.  Aid Hepburn, the reason assigned being that unless every person on that  particular street was iu favor, it should  not pass, and iu any case I don't see  why we should adopt such an infernally common name, said the irate representative from Ward One.  Aldermen Stevens aud Whiteside explained that it conflicted with Westminster road, which ran right through  to New Westminster and could not well  be changed, and again the South Vancouver Council had changed Hio nanu-  to Main street from the city boundary  to the river and it would be foolish to  have two names for ihe same thoroughfare. As to the sensibility of the  name chosen it seemed to be the mosi  appropriate, as ii was in a true sense  ���������a "maid thoroughfare." The matter  was finally left over for two weeks.  We would suggest lo those living on  'the avenue and others that communicu-  tions be sent to the Council supporting  ihe change. I'p to the present not a  single objection has been heard except  that of Aid. Hepburn and that, is not  surprising, for. like the Irishman, the  worthy alderman is "agin the government."  ���������'Disoiplesliip." was the subject 7at  the Epwoth League meeting on Monday evening, Mis Walker, Miss B. Feasant nnd Mr. W.H. Armstrong leading.  The subject was taken up under various, headings;} Disciples, like Christ, a  servant of all, what makes true disci-  pleship, etc. Rev. J. P. Westman gave a  short address' dealing: with various  ways in which true discipleship might  be brought to bear upon the duties of  citizenship. 7  A baseball game was scheduled ,be-  tweeu the Newsboys and Mount Pleas-  ant Juniors on Monday evening, but  the Newsboys failed to show up at the  Bridge street grounds.  On Monday Mr. J. McAllister let the  contract for a one-storey business  block at the corner of Eleventh and  Westminster avenues to Mr. Geo. Sutherland. The building wiil be 88 feet  wide and t������0 feet deep, divided into five  stores. Itris expected the building will  be ready for occupancy by July 1">th.  Twenty-fourth of May was enjoyed  by-Mount Pleasant, people, there being  numerous family picnics at the park,  besides to surrounding districts. The  Royal Templars to the number of fifty  s|tent the day at Indian river; the V. V.  S. C. 13. at C.apilano ami the Epworth  League at Bowen Island.  On Tuesday. May 24, the following  picnics were held:  Christian Kndea,vor Society of the  Mount. Pleasant. Presbyterian church at  Capilniio. '  Epworth League of Mount Pleasant  Methodist  church at Bowen Island.  Mount. Pleasant Council, Royal Templars of Temperance, per steamer Beaver to Bowen Island.  Mr. (!. Alexander Wright, of the local firm of Wright, Rushforth tc Cahill.  architects, arrived from San Francisco  Mr. Wrighv. who is accompanied by his  Wright, who is accompanied by his  daughter, expects to bring his entire  family to Vancouver and to build a  residence here during: the. summer with  a view of making their permanent  home in this city. Mr. Wright and his  business associates are all of British  birth and training and have "practised  architecture in San Francisco for  about twenty years.  Rev. Dr. Chown. superintendent of  ;he Moral Refomi department of the  Methodist church, preached to a large  congregation on Sunday evening in  Mount Pleasant .Methodist church,  upon the work of moral reform  throughout Canada, touching temperance, race tracks and the white slave  trailic.  .Prof. T. Bonne Millar, organist, and  choir leader of Mount Pleasant. .Methodist church, will leave next week for a  three months' tour of Europe. 'Next  Sunday evening (he professor will give  a special song service.  The Independent Drug Co. have; had  so many blonde angels after the position of smiling on the ice cream freezer  that they have decided to hand the  marble counter over to a brunette, one  with sparkling black eyes and wavy  black hair: one who can make a live-  cent soda look good to Shack leton.  Have you tried their Shaekleton Sundae?  The License Commissioners are  making very satisfactory progress in  the new by-law. Anions the provisions  it contains are the followinc:  All new hotels must have 10������"> roomy  exclusive of those for use of housebo'd.  Only 7") licenses for first IfiLOOn inhabitants and one for every 10.000 additional.  All parties, interested in Ihe license  must appear in the document.  No partitions in restaurants. .  Licences not transferable, but when  cancelled or. sold will revert to the  city.  Tbe balance of t.he bv-law will he  coinnleterl at. an early date.  The license of the Hotel Portia wa?  ���������suspended for seven davs for selling  Honor during prohibited hours.  The question of restaurant, licences  wfis discussed at leneth. Tbere has,  heen much abuse of this privilege and ]  many of these restaurants are linviu? j  a very had inuflenee on the morals of j  the community. Efforts will be made j  to have them abolished. > '  PRESCRIPTION  DEPARTMENT  With us this department has  the FIRST CONSIDERATION. It is equipped with  everything that can in any  way promote the scientific  character of our work.  A prescription brought- to us is  put up just as it should lw. The  highest quality of drugs are used  aud the methods employed are  those which will insure the proper  combination and potency of the  remedies employed  Reasonable'prices are also a  feature of our service. We do not  care for a reputation as cheup pre-  scripriotiists, but- we do make all  prices as rensonable as possible,  consistent with high grade service  aud these prices are alike to all  Bring your prescriptions to un  THE ROYAL BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY  2 STORES  480-WESTMINSTER' AVE    (Opp. City Hall)  MT. PLEASANT, COR. Broadway and Westminster Av.  THE ROYAL is now the Leading Store in the East End for High Class  Bread, Cakes, Pastry, Confectionery.  SPECIAL-ROYAL CREAM BREAD 5 cents a  Loaf  MADE  BY  OUR  OWN   EXPERT  BAKERS  THE ROYAL "  (OfP. CITY HALL)  .BKOADWAY AND WFTMINSTER AVE  Phone 3973  PRAIRIE PRODUCE CO.  1941 Westminster Avenue.  O  T  i  Orange Croiiinory Hut tor  Eivsb I'nsalp'd Butter  Pa tutoes    -  New Laid Kgtf*  Miuiitoba Fresh Eggs   -  .;���������>(:  (������ 40c lit.  ���������   ���������   -        (c 40c lb.  ������t #1.50 per suck.  u do/,., :t do/., for #1 00  (a !|0e pet do/  (iiv  part of the city.  Frcsii Buttermilk at all times,  us your mime ami address and we will call twice a week  in any  SATJSFAt!TlON  GUARANTKKI).  3cott & Gibson  2152 Westminster Avenne  PAINTERS, PAPERHAIM6ERS AND DECORATORS  The latest designs in Wallpaper. '���������"���������  ,  Estimates given ou all kinds of Fainting, Piipcrhuuging mid  Decorating. ���������  ��������� "���������" '���������'-  1 MOUNT PLEASANT  I Upto-Date HARDWARE STORE  Spring Renovating  We wonld like to supply your wants.  ItlLLCRPT mm  3214 WMint *n������ttf *v������   PHsn* 4607  Mount Pleasant Livery  NEW STABLES - - NEW EQUIPMENT  2545 HOWARD STREET ���������' -  . -     PHONE 845  ���������    HACKS, BROUGHAMS, SURREYS,  SINGLE AND DOUBLE DRIVERS.  Night Orders promptly attended to.  I  THE STERLING DRY GOODS  AND MILLINERY HOUSE    *  3218 Westminster Avenue.  WE HAVE  Curtain Stretchers;  Step Ladders     y  Liquid Veneer  Paints, 7 *  Oil Stains  Varnish Stains  Carpet Beaters  AWlwstine  and almost-anything you need in that line  *  *  I  ���������  *  t  t  /;,Wrfe:0WEN.-:  -  Successor to J. A. Flfcttt M(|. Mt. Pleasant  Phone 447  2337 Westminster Ave.  Oscar Kidd  between S������*th ���������nd .Seventh  Avenue*  PHOTl HORSEM  Special attention given to Lame  and Inerfering Horses.  PRINCE  EPWARP  STREET  SPECIAL 30 PAYS SAUE  WATCH THIS SPACE for bargains <w we determined to  rs'tuce stocks.  W A T O If     Oil K     W I N J > o \v s  *  SPLENDID HOME ON P AVENUE E  This is an extra well built house of eight-rooms, with  high, well lighted basement. It has concrete foundation with concrete laundry tubs and floor. Basement has W. (\ and hot and cold water.  Dining room is burlapped���������Hall and staircase  panelled. Electric Fixtures are extra fine. Ceiling  is beamed.    There is a nice large verandah.  AHoiwrui'r it i* u   lovely  plaw for a home  Price $5500.   1500 cash, Balance over 2 years  Y<m ciin't <lo bettor, than tliis if yon look for months.    Bettor  tat ns show it-to you  A. W. Goodrich & Co.  Phone 4672  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 wortv to he .as good  as any in the city.  V  ���������  f  .;.  <3������  ���������;���������  <v  .;.  ������'J������  ���������  i  "i HKl.T LINK BROKBRAGK  1* 63 Broadway, H.      Phone 5761  *|!  liMi'jxf t'ornor on Fratter Avenue.  v sxAi'. SSOOO. f  *  ICE CREAM  ^SOPA0  WCATHCR TWAIN"  We have  again   opened     nn������  % are ready for the  i*  9  I  2450 Westminster Ave. Y   (Botwcon Sth mid ������th) JJ}  ASKE HALL  1540  Fifth  Ave., West  FOR  RENT  Private Dances.    General Meetings  PHONE L&R2364  GEO.  ASKE  2038 GRANVILLE ST.  Our Ion Civil in i* niari������- of piirij  fn-sli t'roain.  * Ord'T* tnketi l'������������r partio*, Social?  v  * ���������������������������to. at wholosnta prioos.  .j.  1  \ Independent  J)rug  I Store  *  (Lefatourel & mcRae)  t Cor. 7th & Westminster  Avenues  f   1 :   ... )T  r  .3  Keeler's Nursery  for.BEDDING PLANTS lo great variety.  Also Ve^ei  o    00  FLO RAL WORK A SPECIALTY.  PHONE R2196  Cor FIFTEENTH and WESTMINSTER AVENUE


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