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 ARE YOU ON OUR LIST? ,  NO! WHY?  -r  '":���������'.-:"  ���������'���������''.'7 -.���������'.'��������� ---. ���������-v'-:.777-:'i" JV--N  ' '' k-'k'0ii$.r?������:.  SUBSCRIPTION $I.M A YEAR  IN ADVANCE  VOLUME II  Vancouver City, Mount Pleasant. South Vihcouver and The Province  .-    ^     -.v.     ,.-. ,...-,        .  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, ^iJiiiY^l^  t?10^  No. 10  HERE AND THERE  EAST WARD V. SEWERAGE.  At the meeting of the Board of Works on Tuesday last the en-  [fineer submitted plans for. a sewerage system for East Ward Five.  ���������Jothing was stated regarding cost or size, but a plan was tabled  howing the system.     The main or trunk sewer, according to the  Jans, was to have been an open sewer down "China Creek," with  ther latteral sewers, east and west, emptying into this open sewer.  ���������"his called forth a strong protest from Alderman Stevens, who was  [resent.    He insisted that it would be unhealthy aud a nuisance to  ,ave a large open sewer running through the district, and contended  i|iat a permanent trunk sewer could be laid in the creek to a point  .'ear the outlet, and then a temporary outlet constructed until such  |rae as a final disposition was made of False Creek, or until it was  ecided what was to be done with the sewerage.      The engineer  ontended that it would be better to construct the latteral sewers  Tow and let them empty iuto China Creek and clean up the bottom  ; the creek so the sewerage would run off into False Creek, and  ''en in a few years' time construct a large permanent trunk sewer.  |e also claimed he did not know what volume of water he would  >ve to provide for until he could find out how the streets hi South  mcouver were to be graded.  The Board finally decided to adopt the plans, with the exeep-  ������>a of the open trunk portion, which will be decided later. Mayor  Vylor, who Was present, also entered a strong protest against the  (en sewer. ' ������������������-.  The difficulty the city finds in dealing with the sewerage ques-  |n, independent.of the surrounding districts, strongly emphasizes  b urgent necessity of joint action in regard to all great public  (rks. Now is the time to get together, aud not wait until costly  lnders have boon made, which will affect for years the eonven-  ce and comfort of the citizens.  According to the engineer, he could not accurately .design a  ker for that district until he knew what South Vancouver in-  flded to do, and the people; would have to put up with an open  per until it pleased South Vancouver to provide full data.   Such  ondition is alarming and demands most careful and determined  jon to properly control it.     We have long been contending for  ^mprehensive system of sewerage and are now more convinced  n ever that no such system or plans exist, not even in the mind  the engineer.  , SOULLESS CORPORATIONS.  We have frequently referred to the "soullessness" of the aver-  corporation and also pointed out the very significant fact that  |modern corporation justifies its actions according to one supreme  viz, "Dividens."   This fact is often lost sight of when dealing  Jt a corporate body, because avc usually make our bargains with  le,plausible, suave individual representing the company,.and we  Iso impressed with the urbanity of the agent that Ave assume that  liorporation lie represents is also genuinely humane.  lit is usually the trick of the affable .agent to lead us to think  iAvhen he is making some arrangement which is essential to the  ISany's business, but the jfttitude is changed Avhen it comes to  performance of some moral duty.   Then we see the corporation  true light.   It knows nothing of sympathy, of morality or hu-  Ity.    Of course there are occasions when corporate bodies are  solicitous of the welfare of those with Avhom they are dealing,  however, is so only when it pays to do it.   An illustration'of  s seen in the recent ease of some of the employees of the B. C.  rii* Railway, who avc re victims in the Lakeview accident.    A  '>er of those who were killed in that accident. Avere employed in  ompany's Avorks at NeAv Westminster, and lived in Vancouver,  frere provided with a pass to travel to and from their Avork.   The  ties and friends of the A'ictims entered action for damages and  |lefence of the company was that,_the-deceased Avere���������_travelling  >ass and therefore the company Avere not liable.   It had been  ly proven that the accident Avas caused by the negligence of  |ompany's officials, and through no fault of any of the victims,  employees^travelling on a pass or passengers, but because of  technical advantage. Avhich consisted of an insignificant.clause  id on the pass, the company sought relief from their responsi-  In this Ave have a good illustration of the absolute soulless-  f,f large companies. Men risk their liAres daily in their service,  jerc it not for the Iuavs which have been forced through our  futures by Trades Unions, etc.. it would be impossible to get even  rly justice. IIoav little does the average large employer of  value the lives of their employees, only in so far as they are of  Viic A-alue? It is this element Avhich commercializes the  lives and souls of men that makes the great corporation such  jious monster. The loathsome exploiter of "child labor." and  I'der-paid girls in department stores, are the causes of much of  jsery of thi.s materialistic age.  (he shareholders who demand dividends at,any cost, and the  j>rs who formulate the policy are not guiltless in this regard.  NEW WESTMINSTER'S AUDIT.  f last Noav -West-muster is awakening to the fact that she. is a  (and  must throAv  overboard  the  methods  of  the  country  j and do business in a modern and up-to-date manner.   Up to  esent they have been jogging along the ci\ic highway in a  j-go-lucky fashion.    The affairs being run by a few old timers  IheAv each other as "Bill" and "Tom." etc, and "rebates"  r.O.U's" Ave re the order of the day.   But uoav the statement  :ii made by the Auditor that there is a shortage in the City's  its of something over $30,000.    No charge of - dishonesty is  but it is alleged that gross carelessness and favoritism is ex-  . in the Avay the city's affairs have been managed.     And, as  lei to the revelations, Are have the picture of an alderman  ling the eye of the Auditor for daring to bring in such a re-  Such an action should be strongly condemned and any alder-  ho Avho take such methods to 'evince his spleen against an  /who simph' performed his duty should be read of public  e outcome of the unpleasant affair avjII n'o doubt be that the  !'jity will realize that the fame of her iirvincible laeross team  iifneient to carry her through all the varying vicissitudes of  e but Avill recognize the necessity of aeepting the full re-  lity of a groAving city and place its administration in the  )f men aa-Iio aa-HI manage the' affairs impartially and in the  of all . Mayor Lee and those who are supporting him in his  |>rs to adjust the civic administration p.nd-Aveed out the ob-  ible features should have the hearty support of all progres-  [izens.  y lay the tracks, single or  The electorate of Point GreytwttlppnJilly 23rd, be called upon  to register their, approval, or disapproval; of a certain agreement  entered into between the Municipal COnrfcii and the B. C. Elevtric  Railway Company. '7..^| .->'k/���������/���������<���������  It is well that full publicity should ta given to; the terms of the  agreement and that all electors shbnl^^thoroughly seized of the  situation. The report is being niost assiduously circulated that the  "By-law is sure to carry." This is be$gi;;doB^  tuated 'chiefly ."by a sinister motive. ,BJi -.^isskli^-'of the Company  and by the real estateo boosters;..7^'ir^h'chT^g'raDbers- and irresponsible opportunists. No effort shcrtililbe spared to offset, this  dangerous element and secure a careful; unselfish consideration of  the question involved. '^777 7'.:..'    j:  The Agreement.  In the usual introdiietdry."Wherta..8?Y-'toe-Gompahy-have\ewe-.  fully rehearsed all its powers and every conceivable remote privilege which it enjoys by virtue of its Aet: of Incorporation. This is  done to impress upon the uninitiatedfthe opinion that they have  all the rights in any case, and are only! coining to the Municipality  out of courtesy and because of the: infinite ;s6licitatiori >vhich the  Company feels for the welfare of the people. They are also circulating the report that they are not anxious to secure the franchise,  in fact it will be a sort of "white elephant." Don't be misled, Mr.  Elector, the B. C. Electric are leaving no stone unturned to secure  that franchise and their assumed apathy is a favorite attitude which .  they affect under all similar circumstances,1 doing their work chiefly  through private citizens who are apparently not connected With  the Company at all.  The agreement proceeds to state: "In consideration of the  consent to use the streets," etc' This is .the. crux of the whole franchise. You are asked to give to one cenhpany for forty years, the  unreserved - unconditional,-exclusive right to use your streets for  tram purposes. Therein lies your power, Mi*. Voter, the Company  must ask you for that privilege. What is -if worth?. Then comes  the part the Company .Avill do. They .will.construct, within twelve  months after commencement, sections ;"^'and "B," and-, within,  twenty-four months, sections " C" and |"���������D,'' provided all roads  and streets are properly graded. Mark you,- the municipality must  prepare the road bed, the Company simp  double being optional.    '  Section "E" is absolutely in'the'-'air,-',ipdefinite.and'vagiie, and  might just as well not be in the agreement at all:  Here is another most ....preposterous provision, "Section "A"  will be extended along Oak street- to- join line"D" provided the  Company is requested to do so by the CANADIAN PACIFIC RAILWAY. What.on earth that Clause lias to-do/with the Municipality  is hard to conceive, unless it is to force the Afunicipality to trot to.  the;: C. P. R. when they, want- certain ���������-���������pJs^lege&v-Tn- >any case ihe  B. C. E. and the C. P. R. are "twin sisters," or more��������� accurately  "Siamese twins," so it is practically leaving the matter in the hands  of the company. The company's solicitor must have had a hearty  chuckle when'that'clause passed thei Council.  The next objectionable feature to this agreement is contained  in Clause 16, Avhich refers to fares. The Municipality is'divided  into tAvo "zones." A fare of five cents is to be charged in each  zone, thus, if you wish to ride over a section partly covered by both  "zones," it will cost you thesmall sum of ten cents, and if you Avish  to indulge in the extravagance of a ride in the City you must pay  another five cents, or fifteen cents in all to'ride a distance that any  city on the continent, almost, will alloAv for five cents or less. Permanent residents have a special indulgence though, AAiiich is a  splendid tribute to the magnanimity of this beneficent corporation,  they Avill have the extraordinary priA'ilege of riding in both "zones"  together with a transfer ticket to City ears, so long as operated by  the Company, for the following: rates:_ Year IQlOjip-ride ticket,. 80  cents; 50-ride ticket $3.50.  Year 3913, 30-ride ticket, 70 cents; 50-ride ticket, $3.00.  Year 3932, 10-ride ticket, 65 cents; 50-ride ticket, $2.75.  Year .3913 and thereafter, 30-ride ticket. 60 cents; 50-ride  ticket, $2.50. -  This is indeed "bargain counter rates," and is a monument to  the generosity of the B. C. Electric. Actually, in three years time  you Avill have the gratification of being able to secure from the B. C.  Electric 50 rides for 5 cents each, providing you purchase $3.00  Avorth at a time and sign a declaration that you are a resident (aud  of sound mind, a British Subject of full age 21 years and good  character, etc.).  But there is contained in this section 16, a most remarkable  clause which reads: "Provided that all that portion of Point Grey  adjoining the southerly boundary of tlie City of Vancouver and  lying between the Avesterly boundary of District Lot 303. and Arbutus street, bounded on the south by King Edward avenue, shall,  during the life of the Company's present agreement Avith Vancouver, be entitled to the same fare and transfer privileges as may  prevail in the City, etc."  Why thi.s special rate for this district, unless it is because it is  owned and being exploited by the "twin sister" of this Corporation'/ It means a distinct "boost" to Ihe C. P. R. property. We do  not in the least object to the rate, but on tin; contrary declare most  emphatically that this same rate should obtain throughout the  Avhole Municipality.' But the action of the Company in selecting  this C. P. R- district for special consideration is decidedly "raAv."  Clause 23 gives the Company the right to operate freight cars  over any or all tines at all hours, there being no restrictions whatsoever, except that they shall not delay passenger traffic. This is a  pretty Avide provision and will undoubtedly lead to 'much inconvenience in the future, but there it is in all its nakedness.  ' Clause 31. bears all the earmarks of ;i carefully drawn Company  provision and is designed to lead the people to think that they have  the right to alloAv another Company to build a line and also that  they have the right to instruct the Company to build AAiieneA'er the  Municipality may deem it necessary, in fact it accomplished  neither end. The Clause states that "In event of .the Municipality  being desirous of constructing another line ony any street, it must  give notice to the Company to build and the Company must, Avithin  60 days state its Avillingness or refusal, and in event of the Company neglecting or refusing to commence construction Avithin six  months after the expiration of 60 days, the Corporation shall then  haA'e the right to construct, etc. provided (here is the sequel), that  the Company shall have a further option to construct said line, unless the construction has been commenced. Avithin a period of eight  months after the Company's refusal-or neglect; to construct."  That is, if you Avish a competing line or au extension of the  (Public Morals Continued on page 8)  STANLEY PARK.  We are all proud of Stanley Park. We are also proud of the  nucleus which has been formed for the establishment of a menagerie.  But there is one criticism which we have had in ou/ mind for some  time, and would offer it with due regard for the splendid services of  our Park Commissioners. It is in connection with the way the various animals are '' housed. '���������' Is it not possible to have an enclosure,  comprising a part of the natural park, wherein'the bears, for instance, could disport themselves in something approaching a natural  condition? Having a few old stumps for "Bruin" to climb; with  a pond to avbIIoav in, with soft earth to scratch and root in? Some  such a place could easily be arranged and divided into two parts,  thus providing for a change. There would be one distinct advantage  in this���������the children could then see Bruin in a state much more  natural than at present. It seems almost cruel to coop up three  strong, active bears in a small enclosure with iron bars and cement  floor and scarcely room to turn round in.  Then, the wolf and coyotes are kept in a place little larger than  a drygoods box. with bare, hard floors, and emitting a stench which  is sickening.   The condition pfthese7poor things is pitiful indeed,  and it would not cost much to arrange them in comparative comfort.  We trust that'this criticism will not be taken amiss, but rather as a  suggestion.   In any case, it would be wise to study the natural conditions of the various animals aud seek to establish them in a state as  near that as possible.    This is desirable-both from the standpoint of  humanity and education. ' ;   -.'  TOURIST ASSOCIATION.  At a recent meeting of the directors of the Tourist Association, it  7 was decided to join forces with the Exhibition Association in their  efforts to secure the establishment of a first-class "Aquarium." jOn  application was made to the Dominion Government for a grant to  assist in its establishment, but this has been refused on the grounds  that there is one already at NeAv Westminster. It was decided,  however, to go ahead and make arrangements for securing the  aquarium Avithout government aid. 3.  Vancouver is exceptionally'well situated for this purpose.   We  have many suitable sites contiguous to saty water, which is essential,  and we. have facilities for securing a good start in the large variety  "of local fish.   ��������� ^'k^kkkik-^:^ ..:  Another good move on the part of the association Avas that of  offering to the "old Battery Aquarium" of New York of a number of  specimens of British Columbia fish, It was stated that this aquarium  Avas one of the greatest attractions in New York, but it did not contain a single specimen from British Columbia, and that it would not  only add to the extent of the New York attraction, but Avould also  ':be a:good"acL" for Vancouverr;"-'~ ;   -: --.-������������������������������������.������������������ ���������:���������    ���������.���������.-���������-'- .   - ,-  IMPERIAL CONGRESS.  The comparative necessity for the establishment of a "Board,"  "Commission," or some othCl* body invested with Imperial poAvers  is becoming daily more and more apparent. Up to the present the  Empire has retained its identity as such by sheer Anglo-Saxon  patriotism and race pride. These are very laudable sentiments, but  Avill scarcely prove capable of dealing Avith the various and increasing exigencies of the commercial Avorld. Men are everywhere  ��������� acquiring the habit of Aveighing matters by the commercial balances.  This may not be the most admirable sentiment, but nevertheless it  is a fact.  If France, Italy, Germany or the United States bid for our trade  more strongly than Great Britain, Ave cannot blame our merchants  for dealing Avith them jn. preference to the mother-land. The same"  thing applies to the colonies. There has been some attempt to establish "commercial agents" in various parts of the Empire, hoping  thus to foster Imperial preference, but its results are not satisfactory. It has not accomplished the desired end, viz., the cementing  of the Empire more closely together. There is a basic principle  underlying the whole problem of Imperial unity. Avhich is the absolute need of some common authority competent to deal with all  Imperial matters equitably, elected or appointed, jointly, by the  Empire", through its individual self-governing Dominions. Such a  body should have administrative as Avell as legislative poAvers in so  far as Imperial matters are concerned. The members should be subject to a recall by the body Avhich elected or appointed them. Their  acts should be subject, in a measure, to the approval and ratification of the different Dominions.  The establishment of such a body would immediately remove  llie intricate problem of "Imperial Defence.'' Thi.s alone Avould  Avarrant its existanee. Avhen it is remembered Avhat a fearful tax  the British taxpayer has to bear, compared with the rest of flic  Empire, and this, too. falls upon those who are least able to bear it.  The immigration question would be much more simple with  the aid of such a board. Here in Canada we have millions of acres  of arable land being exploited by land sharks., and in the mother  country there are millions of our own flesh and blood who would  gladly occupy these lands if they were alloAved, yes. allowed is the  word. Our present system, industrial and social, is so absurdly  monstrous that avc Avonder at the sanity of those Avho persist iu  maintaining if. By the enormous navy and military expenditures,  made necessary to maintain our Imperial status. Ave impose ou our  brothers in Britain a tax Avhich is rapidly changing the stalwart,  independent Empire builders into a race of under-sized, under-fed  menials. Avhom avc designate, as "undesirable." and turn him back  from our gates, and-welcome in his place the immigrant from Kussi.-i  or Italy, or othe rEuropean parts. .av.Iio knows nothing and cares less  of our traditions, laws, customs and religion.  We. who have accepted the protection of Britain's navy: paid  for by the A'erv lif'- nnd vitality of the nation's best, refuse to those  Avho have thus paid our expenses, access to our land, because, forsooth, some are physically unfit from long confinement to the dull,  reeking atmosphere of congested industrial centers...  It is high time Ave sought to knowwhy these men are undesirable. To realize the causes is to bow our heads in shame and accept  the responsibility which rests upon us' in bearinc first, our share  of tho burden of the British taxpayer and. secondly, in opening our  A-ast country to our brothers across the sea and giA'ing him practical  aid in becoming adjusted to his ucav surroundings. In thi.s regard.  avc repeat, much might be done to secure a better understanding  and more euqitable distribution- of the burden of taxation by an  Imperial body.  Continued on page 8 11.1 . :
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10 acres in Surrey near the
Railroad.      Beautiful view.
Phone 1405
2408 Westminster Road
During a total eclipse of the sun beautiful coronal streamers may be seen
extending outwardly in all directions.
They are doubtless composed of ex -
tremely fine particles of matter, whicii
have been expelled from the sun by the
pressure of light. There is reason to
believe that a comet's tail consists of
similar particles dri\'en away from the
head of the comet by the expulsive
power of the Tight and heat~6f the sun7
The general behavior of a comet
may be understood if we consider its
nucleus of matter, which are intensely
cold and therefore solid while traversing the depths of space far away from
the sun.
As the comet approaches the sun its
elliptical orbit it is accelerated in speed
and at the same time heated or warmed by the sun's rays.
If it contains volatile matter, this
will in part escape into the empty
space around it. It is this matter of
escaping from the body or he;ul of tho
comet which forms the tail, extending
in a general direction away from thi
The telescope shows that the matter
which forms the tail first moves from
the head or nucleus toward the sun,
and is gradually turned back, streaming away in the tail, never to return.
Naturally the vaporized or expelled
matter will rise from that part of the
head or nucleus which faces the sun
and becomes   heated   thereby. It
leaves this surface and enters the
surrounding vacuous space, and per -
haps soon condenses into small particle* which, like those of the sun's coronal streamers, are pushed away from
the direction of the sun by the pressure of the sun's light and heat radi -
In this way the tail persists only so
long as the effect of the heat of the
sun's rays is sufficient to boil out or
vaporize material existing in ihe nucleus.
Inasmuch as the passage near to the
sun is only a small fraction of the
time taVen for the comet to traverse
its entire orbit, we may imagine that
in the .depths of space the comet ga -
thers up any stray matter during its
lorcsr tourney, which it gives out when,
���heated by the sun. But this is pure
Absurd notions of dangers to the
earth arlsine from the sweep of the
tail have of late been rife, and have
The boy who    smokes    these    filthy
things ������
These cigarets I mean -7- ���
With clothes and breath offensive, vile,
Can never be called clean.
They stunt the growth of the physique,
The brilliant eye bedim,
Befog the mental vision, too;
For judgement, don't trust him!
If he's a servant anywhere,
This slave of cigarets.
His.service, can not be the. best,
His duties he forgets.
My boy, don't use these "coffin nails";
For surely, if you do,
You undervalue manhood's worth,
: And crush your spirits, too.
Say "No!" Avhen first you're tempted,
Say "No!" ��� you surely can
Say "No!" to every evil;
Be first and last a MAN!
unfortunately been encouraged to a
degree by those who ought to know
better. There was absolutely no
oundation  for any apprehension.
A comet's tail is the nearest approach to nothingness that can well be
conceived. Imagine a large room closed with shutters so as to be perfectly
dark, and assume the air in it to be
cleared of suspended particles- or mutes
as completely as possible. Now sup -
pose a hole to be opened in a shutter
tc let in a small beam of sunlight.
Were the air entirely clear of suspended solid or liquid particles, we
should not be able to see the beam
from the side. In reality, we should
easily discern a streak of light, a; sort
of comet's tail effect, and be able to
trace the beam across the room. The
smallest quantity of tobacco smoke
diffused in the room wil cause the
beam to become much brighter. The
thickness of the layer which diffuses
the sunlight is small���only the dia -
meter of the hole in the shutter.
In the case of the tail of the comet,
that thickness which carries the particles illuminated by the sun may be
many thousands or even hundreds of
thousands of miles. Think, then, the
space occupied by the tail must be, for
ai the best the luminous effect is only
feeble. Therefore the amount of matter required to be expelled from the
nucleus to develop a large and lorn;
tail is quite insignificant. It would
be absolutely harmless even if the
earth passed through the densest part
of it.
, By S. Rupert. Broadfoot.
The fuss and strife of a townsman's
Dont suit a chap like me,
And its hurry and hustle, and worry
and bustle,
Ain't all it's cracked up to be.
I'd  sooner tramp by    the    redskins
In the wilds of Temagamr,
Where the air is pure and a welcome
Will be found in the old tepee.
We snuggle up tight by the camp-fire
And stare at the risin' moon;
As the embers die,'we hear the cry.
Cf the wakeful, "black-throat" loon.
"Lonesome", you say;  to some it ni:iy
Be a bit that way, but I
Get a sort of cheer, from    the    high'
notes clear,
Of its weird and sad-like cry.
There the Dipper shines o'er the lordly
And a thousand planets blink;
You can see the hand that formed the
By .lingo! it makes one think.
At the sun's first ray, I goes my way.
In my Silver Birch canoe,
By torrent strong and portage long,
Crossin' a country new.
I paddle on from early dawn
With my light prospectors kit,
Findin' good health    and    sometime?
By an old time miner's wit.
The big trout teem    in   the    rushin'
And my cast is clean and true;
My trusty gun misses never a one ���
Partridge or Caribou.
I've often been to Silver Queen,
I've shovelled in many a mine;
Across the snow to the north I go,
For there's gold at Porcupine.
Journey I must, for the wanderlust
I    Burns in my blood like fire,
(For I was brung up in the wickiup
I    Of a shiftless half-breed sire.
But you may dwell in your town house
J swell,
j    It's a sight to close for me.
And I'll fool round, where the wolves
J abound,
j    In the wilds of Temagami.
Alcohol takes out iodine stains.
Cotton wool makes an excellent dus-
Olive oil should be kept in a cool
dark place.
Slamming the door of the oven
makes a cake fail.
Dried lemon peel sprinkled over
coals will destroy any disagreeable
odor about the house. ;
Drop a little lump of sugar among
the turnips while cooking; it im -
proves them wonderfully.
Chopped chicken mixed well with
mayonnaise and served in green pep-
pershells is very tasty.
Place all cakes to coo] on a wire
sieve and never put them away in
tins until thoroughly cooled.
A most satisfactory receptacle for
sweepings is a conical shaped peach
basket, lined with paper. '
Seme people utilize a partially worn
Turkish towel by cutting it up inro
wash cloths or dish cloths.
If there is trouble.,with cockroaches
leave a few peelings of the cucumber
near their favorite haunts.
\"Cocoanut Butter Drops.
One. cup of sugar, one-half cup of
butter thoroughly creamed, add two
eggs, one-half cup of milk, one tea -
spoon of vanilla two level teaspoons
of baking powder, sifted with two cupj?
of flour, and last, one cup of shredded
cocoanut. Drop by spoonfuls on buttered tin and bake in a hot oven.
We  can  supply
Stationery wants
A miner 'working in an oil storage
rcorii of a Colorado mine, threw a
lighted cigaret in a corner. A , flash
of flame shot up, and before the ii;<3
was extinguished forty-nine miners
were dead.
Two dark marks rest on the soul of
that miner���one for carelessness, and
one for having a reckless, unclean habit. He sacrificed scores of innocent
lives for these.marks..-  _.
A recent examination of a large number of boys in the New York and Chicago public schools Avho were addicted
to the use of the cigaret, showed tho
following facts:
Their eyes were weaker than those
of boys who did not smoke
Their lungs and breathing apparatus
were seriously affected.
They were unclean about their bunds
and lips.
They were not as progressive in their
studies as the boy Avithout such a habit.
They were not as inclined to be
truthful and manly in the wny a boy
is who is master of himself.
One of the examining physicians sot
before a group of the cigaret boys a
bottle of arsenic. He told them what
it was and invited them to eat it. Not
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Pleasant, and district.  ���������������������������    I IIL.  ���������������������������  Western Call  2403 WESTMINSTER Rd. u,'i^*i!^xlMi.WiS^������.*:t^>*:*j;,iV;  ���������12*'**JJi*Z*tU.i-S&Ju: .'��������� .-*.'  > ..3 *fc������rp; !,;."��������� ,s? !���������������������*( its en :(-j ���������������.  ! *y i j*^ Ji 17 a: '?fc".c ii>vi it ia ai-JKi*. iau������ i ������i ������a# jr.-Ci-! r��������������� .ni ������ ^������ va ..-^���������j *���������*.��������� ii a^i *ua* eut^jit. j **j**^i r. i u<un <mwvZ������l  THE WESTERN CALL. VANCOUVE R. BRITISH COLUMBIA.  ���������to  rn  37  H ���������'  3 v  II:  31'  ! Li:  T3  B. C.  Farm  Lands  CO.  e  Limited  Offer for sale twelve sections- of exceptionally fine  selected [agricultural   land  close to  FORT  AT -  GOOD  "\  VALUES  IN  $7.50  PER ACRE  $2.50 down  Balance on any reasonable  terms desired; interest at  six per cent.  Allotments in sections only  -The-  British  Columbia  Government  Has placed under reserve  practically all available  agricultural land in the interior of the province, which  Withdraws it from  Purchase  And this quadruples the  value    of    lands   already  granted and surveyed.  The opportunity of securing  ^valuable" ������artii irrBntish"  Columbia at this figure will-  not., occur again.  This land will be delivered,  crown granted, into the  name of the purchaser, upon payment in full at any  time  There are only twelve sections left, and the allotments, are going rapidly.  Wire for your allotment;  remittance can follow later  The offer at this price will  be absolutely withdrawn on  June   10th .  B. C.  Farm  Lands  Brooms  at 25c each  This is a very low price  on brooms as you Know the  ordinary grocer charges you  50c for a common broom.  Cocoa  Jib. tins  15c  Just half price for a good  cocoa. Other stores charge  you 30c.  Lemonade  per tin 5c  DALTON'S LEMONADE  POWDER, the best made.  v  Baking Powder  per tin 15������  MCLAREN'S BAKING  POWDER  Pure, wholesome powder  less than half price.  light House Soap  6 bars in carte on .......... 15c  this is the biggest soap  value ever offered.  Glycerine Toilet Soap  10 cakes for 25c  Read this over again.  Co,  Regnald C. Brown, Ltd  MANAGERS  301=315   Dominion  Trust Building  Vancouver, B. C.  OPEN EVENINGS  PHONES    16 & 6616  THE WESTERN  "CALL"  Issued every Friday at 2408 West'r. Rd.  Phone*1405  Manager: A. S. GOARD.  Editor: H. H. STEVENS.  Subscription One Dollar  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  Mrs. Siddell, of Chilliwack, has returned home after a Visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Woodworth, Eleventh ave. west.   .  . *   *   *  THE PERFECT MAN  "There was one man whose life was  perfect," said the Sunday school teacher. "What one of you can tell me  who he was?"  Little Mary Jane's hand went up,  and the teacher nodded to her.  "He was mamma's first husband,"  she said.  Mt. Pleasant livery gives  best service in the city.  you   the  Starch  in trunks, each   60c  Mixei Pickles  Gallon kegs... .........65c  Good Fresh Eggs  per dozen 35c  Every egg guaranteed.  Butter  per pound 25c  Good   fresh butter at a  bargain price.  Try KELLY for a  and you will be a pleased  customer forever. We have  never yet lost a customer  who has once started to deal  with us.  Mr. F. Briscoe of the Call Staff is  holidaying at Buchanner Bay.  * ���������,  *  BOARD OF. TRADE.  How about a board of Trade for Mt.  Pleasant? It is necessary for us to band  together in order to effect some work  this year. ��������� Are you in favor?  * *   ������  Mr. and Mrs Sommerton left this  week for New Michel, where they will  make their future home.  The Kitsilano beach is becoming  Vancouvers favorite bathing beach.  ��������� *   *  Mrs J. M. Harris of Brandon, Man.  accompanied by Miss Pearl Harris and  Master George Harris, are visiting at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. Jonn R. McDonald, 470 Tenth Ave. east, Mount  Pleasant.  *   *   *   \  We have sale for a skiff.  ��������� *   * ,  If we could put the city engineer uu--  der the direction of our Park Commissioners he would quit his snoring.  Mr. E. W. Leeson is at Ocean Park.  \ *   *   ���������  r  Mt. Pleasant Council, R. T. of T. held  I its regular meeting on Wednesday. Two  ! members, Misses Carrol and Galloway,  J-were received and duly initiated.  i    The new officers for the present term  were installed by Bro. H. C. N. Mc-  ' Kim, grand past councillor of British  Columbia. The reports of the last quar  EASY TO BUY  EASY TO PAY FOR  5 room new house  ON 8th AVENUE  The fifth day drew to a close with  the twelfth juryman still unconvinced.  The court was impatient.  "Well gentlemen" said the court -  officer, entering the jury-room, "shall  I, as usual order twelve dinners?"  "Make it," said the foreman, "eleven  dinners and a bale of hiy.  * ���������    *  Swan Bros, are kept busy.  * *   *  Picnics galore are the order of the  day. *,  * *   *  New furniture store opening up corner of 7th. Ave. and Westminster.  * *   *  Two Irishmen were in a city bank  recently waiting their turn at the  cashier's window. "This reminds me  of Finnegan," remarked one. "What  about Finnegan?" inquired the other.  "'Tis a story that Finnegan died, and  when he greeted St. Peter he said, 'It's  a fine job you've had here for a long  time." "Well Finnegan," said St. Peter; 'here we count a million years as a  minute and a million dollars as a  cent." "Ah!" said Finnegan, "I'm  needing cash. Led me a cent." "Sure,  said St. Peter wait a minute."  EPWORTH LEAGUE.  The Epworth League of Mt. Pleasant  Methodist church conducted the services in the. Central Mission ���������.i Tuesday evening. Besides the de"otional  exercises the following took part on  the programm: Misses Jnmes duet,  Miss Cantelon and Miss Hall, duet,  Rev. W. L. Hall delive"������d nn intercst-  ingaddress upon "Travellers". On Wednesday evening the leisrue will take a  trolley trip over the Vnn"^i.r������ver-Bburne  Westminster line in the big observation car. i   . i    i     i  ���������    ���������:'--" " ��������� .   ���������     ���������     ������ .      '. , j.'       ���������  LACROSSE.  '���������"������������������ In the match between Mt. Pleasant  Presbyterian church and Grandview intermediates; Mt. Pleasant line up wys  as follows:  H.  Flemign,  goal. C.  Laird,  point:  D; Campell, coverpoint:    W.   Fowler,  J. Johnstone, second de-  PRICE $3255.oo  CASH $ 475oo  Balance $      34.oo a month  A   GOOD   CHANCE   TO   SECURE   A  HOME AND A  PLACE WELL WORTH  THE MONEY  Bralthwalte & Glass  Phone 6311 2127 Granville St.  e  5-Room Bungalow  FOR WHAT Do You Think?  Just $2000 and Only   300 Cash  Balance on Easy Monthly Payments  IT WILL PAY YOU TO LOOK INTO THIE  o  We want to list direct from owners.  What have you to sell?  A. W. GOODRICH & CO.  NS   AND    INSURANCE  2450 Westminster Ave. J/J  REAL  Phone 4672  ESTATE, LOANS AND INSURANCE  BETWEEN  8th  and 9th  Fralick and Harrison  Mount Pleasant CARRIAGE PAINTERS  Work done Promptly and with Despatch  272  8th  Avenoo C  ter were read and were very encour- ������rst defence;  aging. The council is steadily increas- fence;       S.      Smith, third     defence;  ing in membership and is in a sound Duncan-Campell, centre: F. Alexander.  ��������� i   o dition | third home; J. Campbell, second home;  "^Wednesday next the members. Mi Whiteley, first home: D. Croakall,  and friends will meet at 7,30 at Stan- outside home; W. McMorran, inside  ley Park, near the pavillion, and wiliihonie-  spend    a  game, etc.  pleasant    evening    playin=  The Misses Goard of Toronto visited  relatives in town recently.  Miss Pearl O'Leary 'ind Master Aloy-  sius O'Leary, of Eleventh avenue east,  left on' Monday for Blucherhall to  spend their vacation.  Station row  a t  4 trains each way each day  If you are camping you can't afford to miss OCEAN  PARK.     Call at 329 Pender Street  \    Mrs Walker  and Miss Walker,  576  Eight Ave. West, have returned from a ;  trip to Seattle,-Taeoma and Victoria,   -j  j *   *   *   ,  j    The excavating for the Lee Block is  going on apace.  *  ?vi5>*!*f$-%*^i*.*t^*t*^>*������*iSi'*'������*^J***^*������*^*I^0f***^>'  Sir Gilbert Parker the noted author  dees not agree with Colonel Roosevelt  on the ..question s>t ..larges families.^  Fmall fami'ies such as prevail in  France indicate to Sir Gilbert's mind.  I intelligence and progress, while large  i families indicate the 'reverse.  Mr   and Mrs. F. D. Thompson and1    "L*" fim-les are so. embarassing  air.  cinu  juu. *. *��������� .    Gilbert.     "I once knew  family of Victoria have moved to 124  wv>   "���������y!5 D" "  "  ,, t���������     ��������� ���������^, ,a man named    Thomson    who    had  Sixth Ave., east Vancouver. I ��������� ���������  L ' *    *    * I fourteen children,     Thompson  agreed |  i������- into MsAll-' one spring holiday to take the children :  ������ "      , to the peashore for the weekend.   Thev |  ister Block.      _ ^    m    m .   | Fet. off. reached the station, got their j  1    Mrs. Casselman and children of 10th.  ticket* and were about to board the!  k! east are visiting relatives in In- train  wlen    Thompson  was   roughly  nisfail   Alberta.  They expect    to    be, collared bv a policeman. I  msiai ' ' " "T--P--0. wot 'a' ye bin p.-doing' of?"  away about three_weeks. | ^ ^^ ^^ ^.^  Mr   McAllister's    building    will    be i    "M������'    Whv?    Nothing.'    stammered  p���������r Thomnson.  "The policeman waved his stic"-- to  For good values in  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS   _....-. Call ..on ���������.. __���������,,___... _. _..���������.,.  TRIMBLE  &  NORRIS  Cor. Broadway and Ninth Avenne  ���������a-  $  i  r  <3>  &  New grocery store going  buildin;  ; completed this week.  ; *   *   *  i  Rev  M. Smith and family are camp-; word tbe Thomnson fat  ' v>t Hie blo^m'n' bln"������^  ing up the coast.  *   *   *  Miss Mary Wells left this week for,  Calgary where she will visit her cous- j  '���������"e hissed. *'���������������  this 'ere  crowd a-follerin' of ye fur?"  PHONE 938  G. S.  Kelly  Our locals ave  tire paper this week  V  2333 Westminster  Avenue  and Mrs. G. S. Kay. |    Miss Mary Rolands and Miss Elfzi-  #   *   * j beth Rolands, late of Los Angeles, who  cattered over the tn-  have been visiting Miss Olive Morrison.  jot Fourteenth avenue west,    left for  ' their home in South Dakota on Tues-  The contradictions of life are many.  day.  An observant man remarked recently  that he was prowling   about    a    city  square, when he came upon a drinking B. C. E. Ry. Co.  fountnin which bore two    conflicting     We had a short interview with Mr.  inscriptions. JRainey,- Traffic  Supt.   and were  sur-  One. the original inscription on the prised to receive such courteous con-  foutain was from the Bible: "And sideration. Persons having difficulties  whosoever will let him take water ot over their city transport can be assur-  life freely." j ed of a patient hearing from this gentle  Above this hung a placard: "Please man  do not waste the water.  MANY A mt  Gets the. reputation for  htiviujr a sour disposition  wlieu tbe truth of the mac  ter is that lie bus a sour  ston:ach  Njal's Dyspepsia Tablets  will holp that man. They  contain pepsin and diastase iu scieut.fie 'proportions. Hi't'imrtii what  he likes and wbat tbe  peps.,1 fiiii.* to tligent tbe  diucfcise will tak^ care of.  A   good  blessing.  cligfstinu   is a  NYAL'S DYSPEPSIA TABLETS  bnufr a blessing.     Large  box 5Cc  Hillcrest Pharmacy  (E R. GORDON, Chemist)  321A   Westminster Ave,  PHONE 4667 Near 16th Avenue.  If our subscription man calls on you  give him a hearing!  /i  Mrs. Jones    is   the    guest    of    her  j mother, Mrs. Sheldon Wells. 228 Thirteenth ave. east.  From the expression of a Hillcrest  Real Estate man the "Western Call" is  a product of his Satanic Maiestv.   We assure tbe real estater. that the  person he refered to holds n6 stock in  the concern.  Mr. Lee is out of town.  Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Underwood are  summering at Bowen Island.  In our traveils this past week we  have met one our two critics, and while  we do not object to critizism we would  ,!N  THE  ESTATE CF  LOUIS  RINGS  DECEASED.  NOTICE  is   hereby  given   that   all i  creditors   and   others   having   claims |  against the  Estate  ot* the  late  Louis,  Ringe who died on or about the 19th  day of April A.D., 1309, are  required  on or before the 1st clay of August j  A. D., 1909, to send by post, prepaid  or deliver to the undersigned their |  ch:istian and surnames, addresses and  descriptions, full particulars of their  I claims duly verified, statement of their  accounts and the nature of the secur-j  Ity (if any) held by them.  AND FURTHER TAKE NOTICE!  that after the above mentioned datel  the executors of the above mentioned!  Es-ate will proceed to distribute the]  assets of the said disceased among the|  parties entitled thereto, having regE  only to the claims with which thej  shall then have notice. And the exel  cutors will not be -liable for the said  assets or any part thereof to any i  son or persons of whose claim noticel  shall not have been received by themj  at the time of such distribution.  Dated, Vancouver, B.  C,  this  28tJ  day of June, A. D., 1910.  like them up to date. The most lurid  we heard was from a man who had  read the paper as far as we could learn  in 1908.  MACGILL & GRANT,  Solicitors for William Godfrey.]  and John B. Mills, Execu-]  tors. THE WESTERN CALL, VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA.  MOUNT   PLEASANT   BRANCH  THE ROYAL BAKERY AND CONFECTIONERY  BROADWAY, COR. WESTMINSTER. AVE.  CAKES, PASTRY, BREAD, CONFECTIONERY  Special--.RO FAX, CROWN BREAD (5c. a LOAF)  Main Store - THE ROYAL ������������������ ������ 7oSra>Avi  ���������  PRAIRIE PRODUCE CO.  Phone 3973 - - 1941 Westminster Avenue.  New Laid Eggs 4oc doz.  Orange Crenuiery Butter      ���������       ���������       ���������       8 lbs. for #1.00  Prnirie Rose Urenmery Butter -      - 3 lbs. for fl 00  Fresh Alberta Dairy Butter        -      -      - 30c lb.  Fresh Alberta Dairy Butter in tubs        -       -      28c lb.  Fresh Buttermilk at all times.  Leave us your name and address and we will call on you twice a  week.  ���������r  Scott & Gibson  2152 Westminster Avenne  PAINTERS, PAPERHANGERS AND DECORATORS  \  The latest designs in Wallpaper.  Estimates given on all kinds of Painting, Paperhauging aud  Decorating.  J  A reader of ourswishes to know, if  the fossils are kept in the museum of  the Carnegie Library., or next door?  * ���������   *  At the. breakfast table the other  morning he was relating to his wife  an incident that occurred at the club  the previous night. The chairman offered a silk hat to the member who  could stand up and truthfully say that  during his married life he had never  kissed any woman but his own wife.  "And would you believe, Mary?���������  not one stood up."  "George," his wife said, "why didn't  you stand up."  "Well" he replied, "I was going to,  but I look awful in a silk hat."  * *   ���������  When the new city hall is completed  it. is hoped they will auction off some  of the old ornaments around the present hall.  * *   *  SmiilVs A'ife had died, and Mary  Jones, Hie bosom friend of the dead  wo nun had asked the afternoon off to  attend the funeral.  On Mary's return from the funeral  her mistress 3aid   to  her with gentle  "Indeed, ma'am, I had an elegant  time," i,������..-.y answered, "I was in a  fine cab with the corpse's husband,  and he squeezed nia hand all the way  to the cemetery and back, and he said,  j said he, 'Mary, there's no getting  ! round it; you're the belle of the fu.i-  eral."  i *    *    *  HOME.  Mechanic's Tools  Atkins Silver SteelSaws  Maydale and Keen Ku tter Goods  Agenr  SHIRWIN-WILLIAMS  PAINTS and VARNISHES  Q. E.  ?   CofV  McBRIDE & CO.  16th *n4 Westminster Aves. "  >������#���������#������������������������������������ ������#������#���������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������+  practical nmwm  Special attention given to Lame  and Inerfering Horses.  PRINCE   EDWARP  STREET  Oscar Kidd  |Between Sixth and Seventh  Avenues  , ihen, perhaps, you won't,mind telling me how old the woman next door  claims to be?" i  j "Good day, madam," said the census  man.  '     *   *   *   ,  Miss Jessie   Hamilton   has   arrived  from Neepawa, Man.  PAVEMENTS  Or lack of them. '      :  Poor old Westminster Avenue���������you  are pox-marked from Broadway south,  a deserted village would hand you the  bun, your King's highway is a monument of stupidity and if you will excuse the phrase you have the distemper, you look like a yellow dog, tagged  with old cans. Did we say cans, we  should have said engineers can'ts. You  are noxed and pimpled and are of such  non Importance that the city engineer  allows th econf ractors scrapers to adorn  your hills and dales unmolested. Some  day, you may become a street���������we do  not hold out that hope at the rate you  are going but accidents may happen���������  the engineer's pipe may go out. In  that is hoped you are let lie as  a monument, and a fitting one in your  present condition, to tho Napoleon of  Engineers, good old Rip Van Winkle.  Yon merchants who are losing dollars every day wake up and ask for  common decency in this matter of  streets and pavements. Form a body  that will force something in the way  of work out of this city's engineering  department.  ���������as-  Phone 4607       -       -.,,     McGowen & Salter  THE   DON  2747 WESTMINSTER AVENUE, Near 12th  Richmond Dairy Ice Cream and Butter fresh daily.  Woman's Bakery Bread and Confectionery just like mothf r used to make.  You will note we keep only the BEST.  ������^.<3>.;.A.j.i������>^.i3>������;������<2>.;.i3f>tjH.;.tj>.;.<3..;.i}>.j������jt.;������3>.:.  llCE  CREAM  I For LAWN PARTIES and SOCIALS  X ������  per gallon. $2.00 |  1 Special Discount to Frater- \l  "������ nal    Orflprs    and X  nal   Orders   and  Churches.  Theie are many industries commencing and established around Mt. Pleasant that the people know nothing of ���������  Many places, where the daily necessities can be purchased as cheap as down  town and cheaper.��������� What are you doing? Visit some of our places of business��������� they carry the best goods and  it does not cost as much to deliver.  Help pay your Own taxes by dealing on  tfoe Mil.  *   *   * '   -\- .  SIDEWALKS  Of all the insane silly pieces of engineering foozle we    have    seen    for  some time our beloved engineer is responsible for in the way of sidewalks  or lack of them in Mt. Pleasant, with^  out any discount the silly proceedings jMT.  PLEASANT  WATER   SERVICE  of this autocrat are beyond endurance, j    Manv residents of Mt. Plew.nt ov  Sidewalks have been torn Tip  for the  Wl-Rn. tl'e Passion-Play at Ober  Ammergau was in progress ten years  ago an American visitor spent much  of his spare time looking up the actors  in their homes and chatting with them  about the play. One complaint he met  almost everywhere was the tremen -  dous' fatigue the performers suffered  at the, close of the eight-hour performance. ' Coming to the home of Hans  Zwink. the Judas of the play, he found  the painter-actor in quite cheerful  mood.  "Dbes the performance fatigue you  so mticK too?" the tourist inquired.  Ere'lHerr Zwink    could    reply   his  little ten-year -old son chirped up:  "Pa,; he don't get so tired. He  [bangs'himself up at three o'clock and  come������ home two hours before the  oftievsTV  *  I  I    i     ======   , |  | Independent I  * I  !        Dru9 I  I store!  X        (Lepatourel & mcRae) %  i I  i Cor. 7th & Westminster f  t Avenues $  ^^{^i.Jm^^H'^i^.^^h.J.^mJ^i^i.^^^w;.  LASO ACT.  JCew   Westminster   Land   District.  District of New Westminster.  TAKE notice that Ma M. S. Debou, of  Vancouver, B. C, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at tho  Northeast corner of T. L. 26256; thence  40 chains, more or less, Kast; thence 80  chains, more or less, North; thence 4t������  chains, more or less, West; thence 20  chains, more or less North; thence 20  chains, more or less,West; thence 20  chains, more or less. South; thence 10  chains, more or less, Kast; thence 40  chains, more or less. South; thence 40  chains, more or less, Went; thence 40  chains, more or less, South; thence 80  chains, more or less, Kast to point of  commencement containing six hundred  and forty (640) acres, more or less.  IDA M. S. DEBOU,  Name of Applicant.  William John Pascoe, Agent.  Date, April lath, 1910.  00 WE  Photograph  BABIES? ?  ifefst two months and there the matter  ended, except for the merchants who  are losing dollars and good .custom.  If this so-called engineer has any gray  matter or horse sense left, for goodness  sake why does he not show some. Tire  people have been hoping and praying  for common decency in the matter and  apparently this person can do noth'iiig  but twiddle his thumbs over the matter. Westminster Avenue, one of onr  oldest and most prominent avenues iis  a disgrace to the town���������and Trho is responsible���������the engineer.  *   ���������������   ���������������  Mr. Milker, jr. is on his holiday.  ������   *   ���������*  The Mather building  completed.  will soon  be  Mount Pleasant Livery  NEW STABLES -   .     - NEW EQUCPMENT  2545 HOWARD STREET  PHONE.845  HACKS, BROUGHAMS, SURREYS,  SINGLE AND DOUBLE DRIVERS.  Night Orders promptly attended to.  HE STERLING DRY GOODS}  AND MILLINERY HOUSE  3218 Westminster Avenue  Rev: Dr: McKay of Westminster Hil>  will preach morning and evening Mt.>  Pleasant Presbyterian Chnrch Trily 17.  * *   *  TS.r. "F I Vernon has returned from a  two months holiday to England.  ��������� *    ���������  A conscientious Sund.iy school teacher had been endeavoring to impress  upon her pupils the ultimate triumph  of goodness over beauty. At the close  of a story in which she flattened her -  self that this point had been well established, she turned confidently to 1  ten-year-old pupil and inquired: "And  now, Alice, which would you rather be,  beautiful or good?"  "Well."  replied   Alice. aft<?'-  a   nr -  menfs reflection,  "I  think I'd miner  be beautiful and repent."  ������    *   *  the hiffVijei":levels,are ev"er'ie������*cl^e *vv"-  siderable Inconvenience because fio.v  water supply is cut off if the e^i'i^er  "by the excessive, use for sprinkling  purposes hy the lower sections.  The Water Committee decided tc  as������k those north of 8th avenue n*"'  south of False Creek to use the snri"v-  lers during the dav and thus allow for  a higher pressure in the evenings.  Many-citizens on the higher sect-"~"  claim that they have no water at ill  from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. Bnt if the  arrangement, outlined above is observed it will,overcome the cfifficuUv.  One of the causes for the low pressure is the leaking nines in South Vin-  C'-uver. 'It is e^tim^-ecl flint R-o'^'h  Vancouver is paying ten times for th"  water supply over the amount received  in revenue because of the leaking  wooden pipes. At the present rate  'the Municipality stand 'to face a serious loss at the end of the year. It  would appear that,nothing will reme<!"  The defect but to remove the whole  ;of the pines and replace with proner  ones. This, of course, will entail a  loss but would be preferable r.o allowing the loss of revenue to continue  imle.-nitely.  Well rather! We make  a specialty of Baby Photographs We ;eu joy'photb-  graphiug them, and they  enjoy beiug. photograph  ed, hence we jret a picture that pleases their  parents. No "moved"  pictures leave this studio  A High Qade Watch  Has three lasting qualities:   Perfect  Timekeeping,  beautifully finished,  mechanism and elegant, in appearance.      We   carry  Howard       Hamilton  Waltham and Elgin  Watches that are  known and  renowned the world  over for their  good qualities.    Our stock is extensive  We  carry every size from  the lady's  smallest  size to  the  23 jewel J8 size  ,Gent_"s,. mpytsment -----  Give us a  look   tn when you  want to  talk Watch.    It will  pay you.  . 0.  c  MOUNT YTJ& ASAN T  PHOTOGRAPHER  COR. WESTMINSTER AVE. and BRG7 DWAY  TORONTO!  FURNITURE   STORE  3334 Westminster Avenue.  *���������  A-  *  ���������������  t  I  f  FLOWERS  SERVE   AS  PROPHETS.  WEATHER  SPCIAL    THIS WEEK  SLAUGHTER SALE OF CHILDREN'S DRESSES f  Must be cleared out. t  Mrs.   Smitheringale  and  family   are  camping at Bowen Island.  *   ���������" *  .  The lady of. the house hesitated.  "Are my answers all  right?"      she  asked.  "Yes, madam,    replied    the  man.  "Didn't bother you a bit, did I?"  "No madam."  "Feel under some obligations to me.  dont you?"  "Yes madam."  It :is said that not only the coming  weather  may  be  foretold   by  an   acquaintance with flowers, hut also the  time of tlif-' dp.y and  the time of the  year;  and, in  fwl. Linnaeus possessed such a knowl������-:'������e of them that he  needed   neither   watch,  nor   calendar,  nor   weather-glass.     Lord   Bacon   observed  that   when   the   flower  of  the  chickweed  expanded  fully and 'boldly  no rain   will succeed for some "hourr  or days.   If the flowers of the Siberian  sow-thistle keep open during the night,  rain, it is said, is certain  to fall the  census jnext day.   The leaves of the trefoil are  (always contracted at the approach of  a storm.   If the African marigold doe?.  not open its flowers bp seven o'clock  in the morning, rain may be expected  with  certainty on  that day.    An  uncommon quantity of seeds is produced  WATCHMAKER *nd JEWELLER  143 Hastings, VV.  Opposite Province  Beds, Bed Springs and'- Mattresses, Dressers and Stands,  Extension and Kitchen Tables,  Carpet Squares, Linoleums, Oil*  Cloth with leather seats. Easy ?'  Chairs, Sofas. Crockery ware, T  Japanese Spuares, all sizes, ||  Rugs, Lace Curtains and  Poles.  4*  M.  H. COWAN.  ^j������vt������;.<r>.*������ijwj.(ct.j.t?v.������.,r,.vi,.j.,2[.*.,j.'.)7,,  t  by white thorns and dog-rose bushes  in wet summers, and this is considered  as a sign of a severe winter. Many  plants with compound flowers direct  them toward the east in the morning.  carefully following the direction of the  sun, and appearing toward tbe west ir  the evening; but before rain they arc  punctually closed, as with the tulip.  VATICAN   PROTESTS   VIGOROUSLY  TO   SPAIN.  Madrid, July II.��������� The government  has received a strong prote.-'t :':or.  the Vatican against the bill prepareij  by Premier Canalejas forbidding otl:c:  religious orders to enter Spain, pending the settlement of the present tliflT-  culties. The Vatican contends that  Spain has no right to take any step  regarding religious orders without a  previous agreement with the Holy  See.  If it is  First   Cfass   SHOEMAK-  INQ and SHOE REPAIRING  yon want, go to  R. PETERS & CO.  2511 Westminster Ave.  (Near Broadway)  We guarantee our worn to he as good  as any in the city.  f  "*���������  V *  I The   best  stock  of  ARMS,  %  t AMMUNITION.    CUTLERY. $.  i and  SPORTING  GOODS  can I  ���������j* be found at the store of  ������s>  I Chas. E. Tisdall I  t  ���������5*  %  615-620 Hastings St.  eeleir's Nurseryr &  For Choice Pot Plants  cALSO EASKETS AND TUBS AT A SACRIFICE  cAH in first class condition.  s%  PHONE R2196  Cor FIFTEENTH and WESTMINSTER AVENUE i'fnsava-'WtaajsiCK^r-.^ii:  ���������kXT TiWrr->te1^.*i#ift?.y,'!; i^,'.-.-.r'.toTtt^..-sy?;.^*'>-^  ���������   ii������^~' '������������������        ii���������i���������������i������Yf .TUf  WI "STERN CALL, VANCOUVER .BRITISH COLUMBIA  ���������Al..^HlJW.'l..ll lVmtLfil*fi.'<,"-m^'-***tM*z W^nJ������M>������������m9KItVMTJMrkUBCfv*' iviMkVWi'^d.  We  p\^  ITEMS   OF  SEND THEM IN.  Modesty has nothing  with the matter. You  owe it to your friends  to announce their visit  or your own social  events.  Help tas to make  HOME GENT  YOUR  WARD!  VISITING FRIENDS  are glad to have mention macb of their visit;  friends ^^jound^hat.  you otherwise would  have no knowledge of  being near. Besides all  this it makes the community more homelike.  Drop us a card or  PHONl  THE  Western  Call  2408 Westm'ster Rd  Sinni pfm  WHEN WOMAN IS IN POLITICS  "The city fathers voted"���������  "You mean the city fathers and mothers."  "I'am afraid soma crackers are injurious to children," said the fastidi -  ms  matron. "Have you safe  'jrac' ery."  "Madam," said the clerk, solemnly.  "this is a grocery store. The state  prison is ten blocks down."  ..  THE LIMIT .  ,  ��������� Would be hunter: "Aw, me man,  what's the game law limit in this locality?"  Guide (grimly): Two deer and one  guide.  "I want to learn to make jelly,"  said the newly installed housewife.  "Is it hard."  "Oh, Lord, no mum!" replied the  ���������;ook, with supreme pity.     "It's soft."  His ignorance of history recently  shocked one ot the woman friends of a  young buffalo society man. It was  jfter a dinner party at his house and  r.he was telling him what she had  learned in her private history class.  One thing led to another and all the  hime he \v:-s getting into deeper water.  "Now tell me, Mr.���������, what ave the  Knights of the.Bath?" He stammered  for a while and finally blurted out:  "Why Saturday nights Isuppose."  Seme boys in school were asked to  deTIne a,n editor. Here are some of  their definitions: "An editor is a man  who handles words." "An editor makes  his living out of the English language."  "An editor is somebody who does not  do anything himself, and when some -  body else dees, goes and tells other  people all about it." Another gave a  more thoughtful definition, whether or  not it was original with him: "An  editor is a man who has the industry  of a beaver and the instincts of a bee."  It was at a White House receptiou  ' that a.   Philadelphian   picked    up    a  (choice gem which he never tires    of  t tolling.        A charming girl of eighteen,  lthe daughter of a western    publisher  land quite a society queen in her own  ] city,  had been brought to  Washing-  I ton by her father, and at one of the  j White House receptions was present-  i ed to President Roosevelt.        As her  small hand    disappeared    within    the  grasp of the president's the    maiden  looked up at him and smiling sweetly  said���������"I've often heard father speak of  you."  JUST FOR FUN  The minister who had exchanged  with tlie Rev. Mr. Talcom was much  scandalized to see deacon Erastus  Snowball in the vestry, after service,  deliberately taking a fifty cent piece  out of the contribution box and sub -  stifuting a dime.  "Br'er Snowball," he exclaimed in  horror and amazement, "that's plain  dishonest doing's!"  "What's the matter, parson?" tho  deacon asked genially, conscious of his  own rectitude. "I'se led off with that  fo' bit piece for de las' fo' years. That  ;nn't a contribution; that's a tem'-  nuy loan, as a noble example."  NOTICE.  TAKE NOTICE that I, John Hammond,- of Nelson Island, occupation  farmer; intend to apply for permission  to purchase the: following described  lands : ���������  Commencing at a post planted at  the South East corner of Pre-emption  No. 2131, being about 3-4 miles in a  South Easterly direction from mouth of  creek in Billings Bay (Nelson Island")  j-hnnt 1-2 n.ii'p from the entrance of  bay; tiience North 40 chains; thence  East 20 chains; thence South 40  chains; thence West 20 chains to stake  of commencement, containing 80 acres.  JOHN HAMMOND.  April 4th, 15)10.  ������ !**ir������i n*wv :*v*?TT~rm  LAND ACT.  New Westminster Land District.  District of New  Westminster.  TAKE notice that I. Trving L. Bain  of Vancouver, B. C, occupation wood  dealer, intend to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands: Commencing at. a post planted  at the north-east comer of Lot. 1ft,  thence north 20 chains, thence west SO  chains, thence south 20 chains, tlienco  east SO chains more or less to point of  commencement.  IRVING L. BAIN.  April ISth, 19.10.  *r* \-*xm rowv  n-irwHW  A FINE DISTINCTION  When you find the intelligent woman  at a loss for an answer just remember  that you have found the exception  which makes the rule.  "Woman is peculiar," said the hus -  band of a bright woman with just a  shade of cynicism.  "Well what now?" she queried,  smiling.  "Why she jumps at a mouse and she  jumps at a proposal of marriage," was  the reply, which he thought unanswerable.  "Yes," was the quick response, "but  just remember this, that she does not  iumo in the same direction at both.'  WHEN YOU WAIT FOR A DOCTOR  A busy man some time ago had occasion to visit a noted physician, and  was compelled to cool his heels ior  many minutes in the anteroom. Finally, his patience, became exhausted,  and he summoned an attendant to  whom he said:  "Present my   compliments    to   the  doctor, and tell him if I am. not admitted in five minutes I shall get well  again."  The man was at once admitted.  XiAXTS  ACT.  New   We������tmiiist������r   Land   District.  District of New Westminster.  TAKK notice that'Kiln Deboo, of Van-  ���������Oliver. R. C. riecupjitlnn mip-e, intonds  ro apply for permission to purchase the  "oIlowtnR do'-ci-iljod. huul.s:���������  Commencing at a ro -l planted at the  Northeast corner of T. T>. 200-J1 ; thence  ^0 chains, more or less, North;-, tiience  SO chains, more or leas, West; thence SO  chains, more or less. South; thence SO  ���������hains, more or less Kast, to point of  ���������.-���������ommenc.ement. containlnar six hundred  nnd forty   ^610) acre:;, more or less..  ELLA DEBOO,  Name of Applicant.  William John Pascoe, Agent.  Date, April  15th.  1910.  Land Act  IBtJCBBBSMBWrtQ-  TJEIE    STORE  OF     QUALITY  Phone 1360  We hear a good deal about this  store be]ng "Too Dear." We  challenge comparison with any  store in the city in staple lines  of goods. Of course we hear  r.o.v *and again of "Snaps."  There is no such thing as a snap  in first class articles. All pi-ices  rule alike. Call and. convince  yourself.  Always a choice selection of  fresh fruits aud vegetables on  hand.  %  I  I  I  ei  I  LANONTS GROCERY  2243 Westminster Ave.  Near Corner 7th  I  f NAFFZiNGER ft DUERR }  *|* BELT LINE BROKERAGE ?  f  63 Broadway, E.       Phone 5761   *   j|  i   Choice Lots in South Vancouver,   1  '* $500 and up. I  <g>.������.tt>^.fr.������.^.������^.������^������Hgl,>.lg1,������igi,,.,frlt,,3,.<Hgl,<.g,.������.  Take notice that I, "XV*. J. Pascoe, of  Vancouver, B. C, occupation Broker, intend to apply for permission to purchase  tlie  following  described  lands:���������.  Commencing .it a post planted at ;the  Nrorth-\vest corner of District Lot 1435,  )n the East shore of Howe Sound, thence  Ea*3fr 20 chains; tiienc.e North 40 chains:  thence East 20 chain's; tlienco North U0  chains;��������� thence West 20 chains, more or  less,, to the shore line; thence ,������Duth-  vesterly, following the meander or said  ;hore line, SO chains, more or less, to  point of commencement, containing 160  acres, more or less.  "WTT.LTAM JOHN PASCOE.  "ebruary 4th. 1910.  ASKE HALL  1540  Fifth  Ave., West  ^f5r rent  Private Dances.    General Meetings  PHONE L&R2364  GEO.  ASKE  2038 GRANVILLE ST.  THE GREAT DECIDER  Mrs. Gramercy���������"What is your opinion about the right of women to vote."  Mrs. Park���������"It's enough for   me   to  know, my dear, that it is fashionable.*'  WOMAN SUFFRAGE A LA MODE  Mr. He-She and Miss She-he    were  enjoying a visit to the zoo.  "I see," said Mrs. She-he, "that the  suffragettes have won another important battle."  "Please do not resurrect that subject  returned Mr. He-she. '.'You know, 1  am radically against women voting,  and we will do nothing but argue."  ^'But why are. you_ against it?" was  the sharp question from the pretty suffragette.  "You surely have not studied the  question. "I tell you"���������emphatically���������  "women will be in power in a few  years." o  "Power nothing!" snapped Mr. He-  she. "A w-mian's place is in the  home���������a mo^er and a housewife���������  which is an ideal and a natural life for  her to lead."  "So!" ejaculated Miss She-he.  "Yes sir. Why. everything from  the beginning of history points out  that man should rule. Take history���������  what is history? History includes  everything that has ever occurred in  the whole world. The word 'his-tory'  means his story���������not her story. His  is emphasized to menn man, and I re-  neat, 'his-torv' inch1 des everything.  Isn't that positive proof that women  should keep'out of public affairs?"  " He. he. he!" the woman giggled,  by way of reply.  " See!" the man exclaimed hotly.  "A woman can't even laugh without a  'he* in it.  "Yes", she shot back; "and a man  has a temper like a savage beast. They  ^.nort: around like a menagerie. That's  vour man for you���������a men-agerie." I  don't"���������  But. suddenly rain was pourin<r down,  ind in their hurry to seek shelter the  couple forgot all about woman suffrage.  Little Helen, who is a great talker  and aged just three, was annoying her  father one day, by her almost endless  chatter. He endeavoring to finish  some important writing, so said,"run  away, dear, daddy is very- busy."  Helen toddles off, and after the  apace of about five minutes returned,  and standing beside her father's chair  laid an appealing fat hand on his arm,  i:nd looking up into his face with a  most grieved air, said, "daddy, I'se  very lonely-I tan't find anyone to leave  myself wif."  THE  X  Sprigg went to a noted physician to  ask advice as to his health. In pompous tones he addressed the doctor.  "I���������ha���������have come to���������ah���������ask you  -^-ah���������what���������what is���������ah.'. the doosid  matter with me���������an!"  "I find your heart is affected," said  the physiciaa gravely.  "Oh���������ah���������anything else���������ah?"  "Yes your lungs are affected too."  "Anything���������ah���������else���������ah ?"  "Yes; your manners are also affected."  HER REASON  "And why are you so enthusiastically  in favor of woman suffrage so suddenly?" asks the-husband.  "Why, my goodness gracious. John!  Didn't you read in the papers that  Mrs. Dlvorced-Twice. the leader of the  best society, has taken up the cru -  sade?" ' ���������   ;  A colored preacher took some candidates ������:o". n for immersion to a rrr������.T  in Louisiana. Seeing some alligators  in the stream. on������ of them objected.  "Why brother," urged the pastor  "can't you trust the Lord?" He too!;  rare of Jonah didn't he?  "V-a-s," admitted the ''.arky, "Lhu  a whale's different. A v/bale's go'  mcni'ry but if onr- o' dem alligators  was ter tovaller dis nigger, he'd -'ust  go to sloop dar in the sua an' for;-;k  all about ii."  THE ROCKIES  Dazzling white against the blue.  Ye stretch along the western sky,  Your cliff-like    ramparts   pierce    the  clouds,  And Nature's elements defy.  Proud in all your deathless strength,  Peerless in your stainless snow,  Ye fling the shadow of contempt  Upon the prairie vales below!  Cold and white ye gaze upon  The meaner things of earth and sea;  Ye witness of lightnicg.s birth,  No paltry things appeal to thee!  High above this world of ours.  Serene, ye watch the ages go;  Indifferent, see the seasons roll  Beneath thy thrones    of   glittering  snow.  Great heights, as old   and   grand   as  time  Fit theme for some more   worthier  pen,  Oh!   with what scorn ye must regard  The little lives of mortal men!  Acme Plumbing & Healing Co,  For Estimates on Plumbing  HOT AIR OR WATER HEATING  *  *,  #'  PHONE   5545  5. ���������'   I  319 Broadway E      Vancouver  Your Patronage cordially solicited.  B.C. Ornamental Iron & Fence Co., Ltd.  PHONE 6571 COR. WESTMINSTER AVE. and FRONT ST  Refrigerators, Screen Doors,  Windows.        Lawn flowers  1    LawnSprin ers, Garden Shears, Etc  1    I   Agent^-^^^  SHIRWIN-WILLIAMS  PAINTS and VARNISHES  Q. E. McBRIDE & CO.  Cor. 16th and Westminster Aves. _.l. _^������Ja.lij;:  CHURCHES.:.;  liaptls^ 7 "I    ':  {ft   TPLEASAMT   Baptist  Ohurch-  Cor- 10th Av . and QuebecSt.".-  -.4 i /      .i      VjK;trON,B. A., trustor.  .'] 250 13th Avenue,.East.  Preaching Services���������11 a. ui.   aud  7:8'  p. in.    Sunday  School  at 2:i>0 p.'"'in  B. Y. P. U.���������Monday, 8 p.m.  Methodist .���������'.'->  MT' 2  PLEASANT CHKUH.���������.  Services���������Preaching at 11 a. m and a  T:U0 p. m. Sunday School'and Bibl'i  Class at 2:30 p. m. .^-___..,  Rev. VV. Lvsi-vn'    '. -    .D  Pa for.  Parsonage 12s KJevctith nveinie, went. Tul''-  p'-ione otiJI,  Presbyterian  ���������"- ..��������� i       ������������������ -. HTI--I   iflT1-M.ilJ-aTjLMr.ui   i.i���������.   .,., ,||     j  MT. PLEASANT Church���������  l.'ornur Niiuh uve. and Quubec m.  Sunday Services���������Public worship 7c  11 a. ui and ? :0()p.m ; Sunday m;1ioo  and Bible (Jlassiit 2:30 p. in.; Moi  day���������Christ ia u Endeavor nt S :00p. ui  Weunlsdav���������Prayer Meeting at 8:0'  p. in. Fkiday���������Choir practice.  Rev. J. W. Woodside, M. A.,  Res. 170 .Nintli uve. W        Tel. B;I!M.S.     Pastoi  w  ESTMINSTER Chnrch���������  ������;oi. WuJion and aitli.    One block  <../ Westminster Ave.  services���������Sunday l':00a.. m. aua;7:8.  p. in     Suud'iy School 2:80.  "Wednesday���������Prayer meeting 8:00 p.ui  Kev. J. h. Cajiiuos, B. A.,,.  Resident cor. (J uebet; ami JIM., Pastoi  Anglican  QT. MICHAELS���������  ���������J    Cuna-r9:h uve. and Prlii-'c lidivar.l   ..  SERViCEis���������Moruiug Prayer; at II a. it.  aud Eveuwmg at 7 :iJ0 p. w. each Sim  day. Holy Oommuuiou on first am  third Sundays in eaiuu monih attej  . Morning Prayer, aud on second tun  fouifii .���������5iuid>'-s ut b :()0 p. m. Sun  day School ,it 2:iJ0 p.m.  Rev  G. H. Wilson, Rector.  L-Keciory. Cor. Ave. Mil nnd Prince ������dward St.  'IVIephoiiu Laft-tS.. ���������. ;   .  C^M'i.wj.i_  uAc1 ��������� LaT UtiClvCa���������  Corner Tenth Ave. and Laurel St..  Services -Preaching  at   U   a.ui.  am  7:*10 p.m   Sunday School ut.2.j������0 p.m  Rev- P. Clifton Parker, M. A ,  iiibAvc. w j Pastoi  Latter bay|Saints  REORGANIZED Church of Christ-  ���������^*> 837 Ninth Avenue east.  Services���������Every Sunday eveuiugfet t  o'clock.   Suuduy school at 7 o'clock  Prayer Meeting Wednesday at .8 p. m  .VS. Rainey, Elder.  LODGES  Independent Orqer  of Oddfellow:  W  PLEASANT Lodge No. 19.  Meets every Tuesday at 8 p.  m  in ���������[. O. 0.i\ Hall Westminster ave.  Mt.  Pleasant'.     Sojourning brethrei  cordially invited to attend.  |fA. Campbell. Noble Grand, Adda P.. O  t J. Douglas, Vict? Grand, 2(5tb & Westr  pl'HOS   SEWKIX, Rec. Sec. -IS1 7th ave. fc.  Loval Orange Lodge  M  ,'Kssiii.u*  T. PLEASANT L. O. L.  No.   I Si*  Meets tbe 1st and 3d Thurxduv <r  each uionUi ������t, 8 d. iu ,' i-i  tlie K.  of P Hull.  All     visiting    Brethrt-i  cordially welcome.  JOHN   COVILLE,  VV.   M  ������' l.itli ave. W.  ���������N..E. Lot;'(rHEED, Sec.-v  7'.!o 17th uve., \V.  Independent Order Foresters  JpOURT VANCOUVER   No.   1S28-  l VJ   Meets 2d and 4th Monrioys of oacL  mouth at 8 p. uj.. iu tha. (Jddfe'iows  Hall, Alt. Plea sunt.     Visiting bwth-  eru n.l\vnvs welcome.    .  H. HAVKixs.'Chiyf Ranger  M. J. ( !ri-:i-ia.v, Hec. Sec.  S87 PriiiLv.'v .-tree?. City  A. Penoeu-Y, Financial .Secretary-.  r\ 2S7 Kieventh avenue cut.-  Piano Tuning  Expert  Rjepair . Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  W. J.  GOARD.  save your orders at tlie Western Call  " ������lu������.1iMh< waw>*  SEED S  Ear5y Rose,  Gold Coin and  Burbank  SEED POTATOES  |S   V������. KEITH  B.-oaciway and Westminster Road  .Also large stock of  Garden, Seeds  Lawn Grass  Poultry Supplies  &c.  >  P0R CASH  JiSiltib-isit UlfiHSff:  FOUND- ITS  SOUL  We Sell  EIGHT!  -   !  We have a  variety in the  house necessities.  RATTAN ChAlRS  kitchen furniture  bedroom fti tings  garden chairs ���������  J  You  connot   afford to miss our  values.  T.L  Ballard  ���������\ Cuctom Born In ths Political  :    Convantbns o* 1892.  THE  OUTBURST  F0H  ELAINE.  It Lasted For Nearly. Twenty-five Minutes and . Almost Swept the Convention Off Its Feet���������The Clevelsnc:  Demonstration Was a Trivio  Long������r.  Timing l!ic oviiticns at political con  v(*itti<>tis i������.i favorite 'cutulidtitiM wus  inK'ii iv itir n:itii>:!:il (.'onvciirion or  1S!!L' Noiwiihitnmlins tl������������ fncf tlisit it  \v;is iirt'U.v ^I'licraH.v tiiicli'rstood win*  wouid ln������:ui tlie tickets in thai y������*ar._  tliert' \v:>r<.' iiitiTi'sira^ and Ln-(jii oxi-lt-  ir.i; iin-idi'iits in both conventions.  ,Al Ml:iiii'n;~-:i!i!-!!.H' Uluine men fought  uobl.v. tint to no |iur|>oST-. 1'\w sal-  iprli.'S were with Iiini. but a .tiu'Jority  of the deb'tratcs. ,j'.Hiteiiip'i:.')iisly re-  fcM-ri'd tn by Senator Kdwai-l Wolcoft  of Colorado as the "lireafi and biiHc*  brigade," were for Harrison, and ?bey  could not iie swayed by oratory, emo-  tioti or r-a-;-h.  Kor a brief Iwlf hour, however, the  Ha'���������'���������Woe men were plainly troubled  riiaoiney M. Hcpew was on tlie plat-  form -���������wonuhij! the nomination of [lar  ���������rii^iu lie bad spoken about ten minutes when he mentioned the name of  Blaine. The *������ff"������-t was similiai to that  priidnefd by touching a lighted, match  to a pewder ni:i;;.Mzine. The fonveii-  ti<Mi ������������������ii!<-,v n[>" Then iitid there tie-  gan what w-wii������wriiied in the future  to in'coiii" a ivl'i '.v convention feature  ���������the timed ovmioir1 The (ilaine men..  Hided lustily by the galleries', took ep  the rhythmic civ of "Blaine. Blame  James (i Blaine*" The --rhairmut: oi  the I'liiirention was aiisolutely powerless to check the wildly enthusiastic  crowd Mr pepew's face was a  study. He stood disconcerted and  delp'ess. smiling nevertheless. The  first'outbreak was of perhaps ten in in  utes' duration At the end of that  time the crowd was nearly exhausted  The chairman1-rapped vigorously for  order and the convention was about  to give its attention to Mr. Depew  when some Iwitlier lunged delegate  again started the "Blaine. Blaine  .lames ������; Blaine!" slogan. At the  v.-tme moment Mrs. Carson Lake, the  wife of a well known newspaper man.  who was seated on the platform, jump  "d to her feet nnd began to lead the  ���������heering. keeping'the crowd 5n perfect  ���������niismi by iisinji a while parasol ns a  salon  >'o similar sipne has ever been wit  .lessed. in a  national "convention.   The  irst Blaine oulliurst was more than inspiring     This one   was  simply   over'  .vheiinirig.   Kvpii many of the Harrison  .oen   were cauglit  in the  wave of en  iliiisiasm, and the next fifteen minutes  ���������vere   anxious ones   for   bis   political  iii.'inagers.    Mis    Lake   did   her   part  ivell.   Assuredly tiers was tlie greatest  oarasoi   flirtation   ever   carried   on   in  the  l.'uited  Stales    She dominated tlie  ll'.uno men  who stood  liofore her foi  u  piartei  of an hour.    In the opinion of  iiiaiiy  persons she came  very close  lo  iipsetting- the cullveu'ion   programme  [lad   a   less   adroit. speaker   than   .\!r  (lepew been-before rbe assemblage she  tnigl't  have done so.  However, the Blaine cheering lasteii  tie! ween twenty two and twenty live  minutes. Then the convention nominated   Harrison a nil   Ileid.  i e:i da; s ..-it or '.lie I )e::i<:<rar-s ossein  tiled in Chicago l'lle late U iilmui C.  Wltiiiiey- was in" charge of the Cleve  ''and forces Notwithstanding the well  -'lnderstood fact dial lie had the siiua  ���������|r.n under perfect -conti'ol several ad-  ���������jerenis ot" Iiavld B Hill, notably Kd  .vard Murphy. Jr.. of 'lYoy. insisted  .ipon having Mr. Hill's name presumed  to the conventlmi.  'ihe day <>t ihe nomination was un  pleasant enough outside of theeanveu  t:nii hall lusitlp ii v������:is almost unlieur  able Fiardlv had ilie delegares seated  themselves wlii'ii a heavy thunder and  iigli'iiiug sionii lirnke out. Parts mt tbe  roof were leaky, and some of the dele  gales raised umbrellas. While the  siorin was raging one of the arc lights  became loosed from its positiou ;i������<!  came swinging down over tlie heads ot  tin* New York deiegati-'>:i. barely miss  ing Koswell. I', flower Some time v.::^  required to reslnre order. tu:r tbe storm  abab'.'l     ;iud    I 111'   con vellMou   proceeded  to business in l||i������ mo������i hiiiiiid ���������*;ti>; 011  tht- North Anii'i-i'-nii continent The  niMiiiiiii! session ttu*< ' uniiupurtau:  When the convention reiisseinbieil in  tin- afiertiiMui Ii was geu������-vsil!y tinder  ^.������m! thai it ���������vtuii.j jji.i ad.ouni until a  - inutiin.-) I ion had be<>u i.suie  .Mr i U-veiaud's name was presented  ate! was sii-oihlcd nearly ail the wav  d"wn the alphabetical' list of states  ualil New York was reached. Nuriag  the earty [������art of tile session there wen-  ii great deal ol cheering and euthusi  asm tn.t linally tiie crowd tired of  oratory \s Mip hour approached mid  tiiiib'   rhf   au 'cries  became  a   hooting  . ttiol!    ami   i:.:l:'i'-f>f  tlie delegates   were  tii'.rootihiy  disjrnsted.  Mr Hill's name had been pla<-ed before tlie convention, and every pers<m  in rhf hall knew his nomination was  to ne seconded liy \V Bourke Coekntn  of New York. Mr Cockran's fame a-������  an orufoi had preceded hi:u The  crowd wanted to hear hint and nolixly  else So did most of the delegates  Manv of the ablest sp-tikers iu the  I icriKH-ntfic party were hooted down  without an opportunity to speak two  Sel'feiices.  Finally, at 1:1a o'clock In the tnom-  Jna of the next day. Mr Co������-kron facer.!  bis Htidieiicf> The eonventioti had been  In. session sit Irasf ten hours The hu-  nild'ty wns even grwiter than It had  been lit the earlier hours of the stesslon.  fjrery }mtw>ii In the hall wn* tired, nitfi  Us^Mt of iheiii were hungry.   A inor* Juv  The  Was  Story    of:   a   Violin ; That  Wrecked In a Fire.   '  After tlie Lucky Baldwin theater aud  hotel Are in San Francisco yea its ago  there were nine, feet of water iu the  basement, where tbe Instruments of  the orchestra were stored. When a little of it had been pumped out. August  Hinriehs. leader of the orchestra, hired  a man to swim in and get out his fa-  mous Amati violin.  It was wricked���������water soaked, warped, twisted aud broken up into sixty-  eight pieces. The hot water had soak-'  ed out all the old glue, and every piece  had fallen away from its neighbor, besides a good many patches of wood put  in when repairs had beeu done. To all  'appearance the thing was smashed beyond recall.  Nevertheless Herman Mtiller, a local  violin repairer, who knew and loved  the old fiddle, tool; it in hand. Twice  he carefully joined the time darkened  pieces of wood. Twice he decided that  the Amnti would not do.  So once more he soaked tlie sixty-  eight bits of wood apart Then be  carefully modeled out of clay an arch  such as he remembered that of the old  Amati to have had and for nine weeks  kept the bits of wood bound to it until  they had gnuied the proper shape.  Once more he put the bits of wood  together. Then for Ave weeks more he  patiently varnished and polished the  more than 200 year old fiddle until It  shone. Then Hiuricbs once more drew  his bow across the vibrating strings,  and the violin spoke. It sank. wept,  bubbled with life and joy.  The Amati had found its souL  ICIEOT'ROKE  r~.'"1  Mr. James Simpson, Langley, B; C.  was in towa this week. He left Tuesday for Everett.  Mr. Fil Coy; corner eleventh and  Westminster Aves. is 'enjoying-.' a  months the Y. M.- C.-'A. camp  on Howe,sound.  In the first .century they hated the  Perfect Man of Galilee; but they were  cruel in the Roman Empire and placed  very little-value upon a human life. A  few years ago I visited Rome and spent  some time among the ruins ami especially in looking over the great Coliseum. How beautiful���������-must have ��������� bean  this colossal building in the,day of its  glory! it was. ISO feet high. It was  built of the most beautiful marble, and Rev. Dr. Kert'oot, President of the  ���������Hashed in the sunrise and in the sun- j Wesleyan University of Mitchell,. South  aet with splendors of the rainbow.- It i Dakota, arrived here on July i^cji, with  would seat about 100,000 spectators, his children en a visit to his m'otiier,  After the audience hud assembled, per- sister and brothers of .this<ciiy. He id  fumes oozed from tubes, distilled from tlle guest of his sister, Mrs. Johnston  pipes, and raised gently on the-multi.-..No. 119 Harwood, with whom his  tudes with all the delicious: odors'.-of | mother Mrs. S. Kerfoot makes her  Arabia. , So that Lucon,0their poet, home,  says: > ,  JOHN  AND   HIS IDOLS.  "At once ten thousand saffron currents flow,  And rain their odors on the crowd below."  LACROSSE.  The Montreal Lacrosse team, last  seasons champions of the N. L. U. and  challengers for tha Minto cup arrived  in Vancouver Tuesday morning.. They  will play two games with Westminster,  But what kind of entertainment did  these Romans want for their holiday?  They were pagans, and nothing would  satisfy their taste but the sight of hn-1 holders of the Minto cup, one on Sat-'  mr.n blood and suffering and agony: urday, July ICth., the other Saturday,  I saw under the Coliseum the cellar-;,' July 23rd. Wills they: lift/the cup? Well  opening off the arena, and there I.saw! that remains to be seen; The general  Christ, the hyenas, the lions, and pa:;- [ feeling on the coast is that..the task is  thers, the wiid boars, the timers    and beyond them.,.,  The   Chinaman   Is   Utterly   Devoid   of  Reverence  In  His  Religion.  now the Chinaman regards his idol  is told  by the Kev. John MacGowan:  "The Chinese is -a  person  utterly de-  other ferocious beasts, and where they  kept these savage beasts without foc-'d  However, the challengers are; in the  pink of condition and have a few days  and water until they were fierce! in which to practice. No,-doubt, the  enough for the cruel sport of the aren?.. | Westminster team will have to go their  I also saw the    underground    rooms limit to hold the cup.  void of reverence. ������enti.i,eut or devo-   where lhe gladlators were accuatoma;1  tion i������ ins religion.    \\ itn bim it is a   ,    m ..      ..,,,,      .        , ,,  matter  either of fear or of  business, 1to- ^aJt untl1 the c,aPl>lnS of the ^e-  but   mainly   tbe   latter.     A   house   is , F'e in the Coliseum showed that Iluy, VANCOUVER'S NKW   SENIOR    LA-  plagued with sickness, which Is put iC0ll!d wait no longer for their pleas  down not to bad sanitation or other ure, but must see at once the glad:  natural causes, but to the presence of  ators enter the arena, armed, ready ta  CROSSE     TEAM.  The recently   organized    Shamrock  *l"J?ir!���������-T,,,"-,?"*u-'J.^'A^-^! murder or be murdered. If we war.: Lacrosse Club looks as if it meant bus   ~'~ '" "' *'" ',~ "' "*"'" t-������ know the condition of this world iness as far as faithful training is con-  when Christ came to heal the sick, if cerned. The players put in another  is interesting to know that when the strenuous practice last Monday on the  Coliseum was dedicated, 9,000 'animals High School grounds. The Shamrocks  and 10,000 immortal men were slain, have adopted a neat white uniform and  in order to feast the appetite of the are all showing good.form. ���������,..��������� k-���������  spectators with rivers of humrn blocd i A large concourse of supporters werr  mingled with the rivers of the blood in attendance, and the   opinion    wa&  against the god whose prediction IiM^tT^i^^'-V^ 1?������������������"* ^���������^vc^f that with a few moVe  been falsified. The man takes the'?' 1he Romnn ,adles and ?ent,emen ai1^ . worHouts the boys will be in shape to  blame upon himself. His character has . hnt o������ tne younK people. Emperor go against anything in the province,  not been pure, be says, or he was born ^^"s wished to please these audi- Among those who took the field were:  under an evil star, or he was naturally ^"^ end secure their gratitude, so he Dave Gibbons, Waldo Matheson. Ed.  unlucky and so was bonud to fail in throw into the arena, on one occasion. Ravey, Geo Matheson, W. McKeown,  anything that he undertook. a thousand stags,    a   thousand    will  F. Ronan, C. Borland, ,T   McLau������"hl<a'  '���������Men never dream of thinking about  1)oars tin(1 a thousand ostriches.   Im ���������-- L. Clarkson. Geo. Oddy, J. McConaghy!  ine the audience of men.  with    tukv E. Murray. R. Murray, V. Green    and  nearest temple to get the idol to drive  them away. A new business is going  to be couiinenced. but before doing so  it is deemed essential to get the support of the idols. If one idol says it  wil! not succeed another is appealed to  for its opinion, and if it is favorable it  Is at once accepted as the correct one.  "Should the venture turn out a failure nt reproach of any kind is uttered  ���������wi'-es  nnd  children,  while  fbc  their idols as we do about God. No  affection is shown for them. It is most  amusing to watch tbe faces of tbe Chi-,  nese when you ask them if the Idols ! n"' '������'inrle<' "^ tbe wild be-,sfs r-.r  love them. Tbe eyes gleam, the .face ',!ul ehurge. and dying men groan: an 1  broadens into a wide grin, and soon can we wonder that in such cruel :\-re  hearty laughter is heard at this most tl-.i multitudes hated the kind find ri"--  facetious   aud   side   splitting   joke."      ciful Son of Man?    The corpses of tbar  arena were put. on a cart and f"',^n  out t.hronsrh^'.'t.he Gate of Death." Th-T  wives, and mothers, and children. oi:>~.  ped their, hands when, two gladi-itr.-"-  entered the arena in mortal comb't.  S'"'!5-><vinies one bid n sword rmrt i  s'--iAK] p'lrl thp o"-'^v bi'l ���������-! "ft -iT'd "  suenv. The pwordmnn m-d-es a ���������������'-.--  sure thrust at. ihe man with the pe* iid  the spear, but he dodctes the sword. ."<���������'  fbcr.. withwonde-f'ul dexterity. f'ir--w -  several intermediates.  EPWORTH LEAGUE-  A Remarkable Church.  At Stivichall, near Coventry, England, there is a unique place of worship In 1S10 John Green, a stonemason of a strongly religious turn of  niind, laid tlie first stone of the e.liti e.  and seven years later he completed the  Building. In ali that time he had assistance from no oue. doing all the  work with his own hands until the  churcb was ready for iu interior" fit- ,  nngs. Wooden and even brick build- ,lle net over tne be:ul of tl,e ^vds-  mgs erected by oue or two men are;mnl1 inul throws him to the flr-or of  not uncommon, but this is the only.'he a rem. and puis his foot on lh"  structure in England and probably in neck of his victim and. spear unlifted  the  world of   which  every  stone   was .looks up to  the galleries,  ns much  ;i =  mid by one man. The building accommodates quite a large congregation,  and the church derives a considerable  revenue froin the contributions of  sightseers who are drawn to the place  through curiosity.  The Equinox Storm Fable.  io s--;y, "Shall I let htm go. or drill I  phmce this opear into his he1!tin?  heart?' If the audience weveel fbei'-  Puts it mejint to sa-i-e 'he life '>r ti-,0  fallen Ktitttgonist. If th<������v tn-tipd rho'r  thumbs down'it meant kill the he'.pWs  nan. Sometimes thev  waved   th<?i'-  The meeting of the Mt. Pleasant Ep--  worth League, last    Monday   evening  was presided over by Mr. Todd, who  gave a short talk on "Our duty to God"  The    following    representatives    were ������������������  chosen for the C,  E.    Convention    at  Victoria from August 10. fo 14th:  Miss  Armstrong,   Mrs.  Vera  Dominey    and..'.'  Miss Jennie Antle.  There will not bo a League meeting"  next, Monday, but on;d;;y ev.e-_  hi rig there will be a trolley party.of  all the members and any others, who  wish to come. The observation-ear has  been secured for the occasion and will  leave corner of 9th and Westminster  Ave. at 7,15; going fo Eburne, fli������Tice  to New Westminster and bac': to Vancouver. If the weather is fi-<\ ti������is will  prove a most enjoyable two hours ride.  A   STEP FORWARD.  The   United   States   weather   bureau   fi;>ixs to save a favorite gladiator. 1  uas deuied that, the coming of tlie equl  jox brings with it a storm Tlie he-  ,k*f, it says, that the old fashioned people put in this theory is all misplaced.  Any big storm that happens to occur  within a week or two of the time that  the sun is crossing the line, say th������  weather men. is dignified by the mime  of "equinoctial storm." when, as a  matter of fact, there Is generally some  atmospheric disturbance every week or  two. and those thai occur uPoui the  time of tlie equinox ������re just t.-tiiutu  their turn and are uot tbe result of the  crossing of the sun.  A  Fine Pair.  "What do you think of the two candidates?" asked one elector of another  during ������ recent contest.  "What do I think of them?" was the  reply. "Well, wheu I look at them  I'm thankful only one of them can get  in."���������Loudon Telegraph.  this was to t;ime snort for the nvior-  i*v. jtnd usuall1' the thumbs w?--e turned down. They wanted to s^e a  stream of hinr1:! blood and t'^p ������������������������������������������'-'  audience would shout "ki'll" Kill! Ki"  Kill!" When pestilence c'me. in nrde-  i" a incase the irods. a s-icrifice, w������*i*'t  be made in thi s Coliseum, and th?  no'-'p'e would  rush  info  t'>e  va  i>lii'l'ii..|n-    ql>n|'"')';  "Tlir.   fh-iy'  ���������'  n     *y:''*    '  n-c-'t-'" And    I*1"'1    r*'-.^'*'-' -r*  V������ "-    .../l     it ��������������� -> ��������� Ti-"*/-}     ������-*������o^       .i������^f]        .y    ������>->,.���������  \v^";f! i;o :h"nw'i into the am-'a *"  ".:'d t)a;ipt������ thar nfd b.e������n k"5")' ��������� !'���������<������������������ -  Ira'- a week without food 111' '���������������������������������������������-  'rhe Rom"n mofie~s. wt"ee ������id .>'-::.t-  ^nn     nc:   TVr>ll   as   ttn^   mot.   'vat r-h"Jd   *1,A--"'  . ���������.<-<���������>ij sripnfi; of h'^od and fj?Tiv !'i *!,_-  /"v.'icpijru.  ps   a   thjnsr of    p-r^'i-.-"non'  Mr.  lo  I'll I  Pie  f.r .   ;  'c������ fo:  sh,   ���������:���������.:  )  .!.  pnft  ^rue  The ftfo  ���������--"!   '������~������hi  ThrouQh Her Head.  "Btigby gets out of all patience with  bis wife. He says she can't get a thins:  through ber head"  "That's funny, rip told me everything be said to her went In on*? ear  2nd out of the other."  r-r tbp  merr-i'id   .r>nd  '"ind   ar.d  iovi'tit  Founder of ChristinDitv.  Hot Wa������er.  nyker���������Troubled     with     Irnllsriwtlon.  efi?   You should drink a cup of hot \v-.\  'er  every   ttuiniii :;     I'yker   I   <io    hit?  rhey   <-al!    it   cfT'-e   at    nsy    bo.inliuu  nous**.- Louihin  K\pn-srt.  TTle eiil!pet:i������n of co!t;������ AV ' ini">l?! 15 !n  'lie f-riri'-li I't'iscinti cuu^isrs of ov������rf  '4T������i|.:K������������ tijiecitriers.  T'?r.'   T I'rT^PAT?-1'   '  !S\  ;V;!{V  ' "   ; 1:pi   w^f.-'d   t"   *  .-������  natii"''  p^'/I  \,"-c "e''1!* "a,\ *o 'ji  1 ,-.  :it a bl  Tbe f->��������������� ��������� threr !ine~ of  th-.  'rank  the    f^tlowir*?-    rmoctfo'-'s;  "Nan  "R-rrn?" and 'Bu;in������s??'  TTe answered:  "N:ime���������Michael Levins'  ,._"  " Horn���������Yes."  "Business���������Rotten."  Visitors to this portion of tho city  are struck with in great develoMnent.  Such c-nnot !"'p to be the ca'se when  lias such a progressive  its. This district is no  '���������'ironic pes imist. Knoirgy  '\ pi'l.ucialo ,ire the cliar-  rh:s P"o-);e ;-rd any who  ?:i'o the manor will find  i":i'-!i f.'i .1 [:.���������;��������� :'er?ctirui ttlone in the  ' "'" ���������'.--'.'. - t' '<ui:din'.rs in t!;e otirse  '!'!:." -"���������;" circumstances as n^ted.  speak c:.?:t:-ly. Of course some of the  fTree's r-rd walks are chaos bur you  will f'^d :: cerTain amount, of this in  any new place.  A >tc-> forv/trd .arci we belic-r. \~. th.o  -irh* d'-e^tion. is tbe orsn.nisntion of a  hand "'%irh w������ :->n fill our own. Anv-  ore who has bse-n nround *bo district  b"=  b?"-'-f!.   no    doi.Tbt.    rb<?    mu-b-al  >������������������''������������������".''in--   f-->T|    fj-aqc   5"-'-.jniQ^r-;_     .\t    a  ,p-.(-,r,r r-.:rd������"  '������������������ir'y iz Soufi V'-nou-  ���������c-    r%r>.-o   -vn-o   'N-^>n   rr>������i   n'T.-{ncj   On  brass instruments and re-tain ir is.  ���������i-.-i* n.\.-,-a nlayir:^ ������on->''v a���������-. w"]1 are  d   Y.aTa  Wb"-   V/'i;;'''   V<>   T>ln;cprl  a   <~<-z?nv;r<i������"n.   of  ;T-fs   i:ind  he   !''-���������'-r-;^^.i:'("-n   -'onri':      a      =-*-o������f      md  ���������.c. t*":\- h"? a ^���������"nd *?>Tt w^T! be  "t  :n it*. p|o.i'.v,.   if- i-n1-.- r.psti>?  --rl.-.^   C'"f^.ro(J_   T*"P   r.-1-  ���������    if'-o'f  ^*^-",V       ~ T* ft    n"nc*f-r.  e ini'ia'ive?  1.,  ���������n  '���������=' wiil  '<? care  1-:  He  w;;;  t f***^ "- ~ ~-rr-S^L?.Z=i~;,--  *:*xiL-ajZA muni  THE WESTERff CALL, TANCOtTVBR. BRITISH COLOMBIA.  POINT GREY TRAM FRANCHISE.  (Continued from Page One)  B. C. Electric system, you must notify the B. C. Electric of. the fact  aud they have 60 clays to consider the question. They may refuse  or they may ignore your request altogether. Then to construct or  commeuce it as a publie scheme, the B. C. Electric can allow matters  to drift long for a period of eight months or at any time step in and  commence construction, although the other parties had all arrangements made up to a point of commencing actual operations.  What an invidious power the Company holds iu that Clause. Would  any sane being ever think of attempting to construct with such a  'menace hanging over them as that. In an underhand hypocritical  manner it gives to the Company an absolute control of the -whole  tram situation in Point Grey, an option over every street.  Clause 33 is also a farce. It permits the Company to cease  .operations for six months and then the Company forfeits its franchise privileges over that portion which has been in default. But  it still is owner of the equipment. This clause is worthless as far  . as it purports to protect the Municipality. The Company could  neglect operations for six mouths and then commence again and  run for one day or one week or a month and then suspend again  for six months and so on indefinitely.  Clause 34 gives the Company the right to construct one continuous line, from northerly boundary of Point Grey, to the southerly boundary over such streets as the Company may select, and this  . right shall last for NINETY-NINE years. The Company are to  -designate the streets within five years. At the expiration of five  ...years tlte situation in Point Grey will be greatly changed, it will be  thickly settled and the Company will be in a fair position to judge  what particular portion will be the key to the system. Supposing  the Company should choose Grauville street for instance, where,  then, would be your 40-year franchise. They can run that 99-year  line anywhere they like," "over and across such streets as the COMPANY may select.'' They can run it zig-zag, in and out, or straight  just as they please. Iu fact it gives the Company the key to the  ^situation and what is as good as a perpetual franchise.  As a "sop" to remove opposition to this clause they will give  the Municipality the handsome revenue of ten per cent of its gross  receipts earned and collected on such line due to traffic originating  on same." Note those last words, only on traffic originating on  that line, not on transfers from other line, not on City traffic, but  only on the local traffic.  Clause 35 gives the Municipality the right to purchase at the  expiration of the franchise at the then market value of the real  estate, plus cost of construction and equipment. By this arrangement the Company are able to disburse all their net earnings in dividends, being assured that in case of purchase, they will receive the  full amount of their investment with the addition of tlie unearned  increment. In other words the franchise which it is proposed to  -give free to the B. C. E. will be sufficient security to raise necessary  funds to construct and equip the whole plant, without the invest-  anent of one dollar of the Company's Capital.  Clause 39. Exemption from Taxation for Ten Years for real  estate and personal property.  By the forgoing it will be observed that the Company are practically tying the Municipality up "hand and foot." The whole  agreement is one-sided and is simply securing tp the Company what  is virtually au unconditional franchise. All the provisions regarding what the Company must do, simply cover matters which the  Company would do in any case and might just as well be out of the  agreement. ....  The most serious omission, as we see it, is that the Municipality  does not receive auy percentage of earnings, but on the contrary is  giving the Company exemption from taxation.  No mention whatever is made of any safety appliances, this in possibly be declared ultra vires, no  itself is a very serious matter. Vancouver has had altogether too Lains will be spared to have that done.  much loss of life through tram accidents owing to inadequate safety jwe cannot see yet the purposes served  arrangements. or objects attained by, this questionable  Then that freight ear privilege will undoubtedly be much ab- legislation  used and should have been restricted. There' seems only one course  open to the citizens aud that is to vote it down. Some will say that  this will retard progress. Not necessarily. Better to have a few  months delay, than to euter into such a suicidal arrangement as the  present agreement. .  Then again.'the whole question of a Greater Vancouver  beforeus and we should not lightly pass over the importance of'  that question, just for the sake of some imaginary advantage by  early construction of a carl inc. That may appeal to some unscrup-  lous'real estate men, who only look for commissions and care nothing  for the future, but to the true citizen and those who seriously^wish  for a great citv, based on sound principles, the course is clear  IT DOWN.  ideals, it might be well to inaugurate a system of carnage which  would be uniform throughout the Empire,  At present Canada uses the decimal system and the other portion of the Empire the old "Sterling" system . It is generally conceded that the decimal system is much more simple and easily  reckoned than the sterling, and it woidd be a distinct step forward  in our Imperial development if this form of coinage were adopted  by the Empire at large. Money has always been recognized as a  great factor in the evolution of nations and there seems to be no  reason to doubt that a uniform monetary system would have a v������ry  significant unifying effect upon the various self-governing portions  of the Empire. It would most certainly be in the interests of the  commercial relationships of the different colonies and Dominions?  if we had a monetary system of oue common style and value. It  would, of course, be necessary to modify the details of the coins  as regards the lettering in order to distinguish the coin of the various Dominions, but on the whole the general design and denomination could be uniform.   .  This suggestion is worth consideration, and would be a "drop  in the bucket," as it were, towards the attainment of our fond  hopes and asprations for a united Empire.  KEEP   OUT  {THE FLIES  4  #  *  NEW   COMPANY   ACT.  "Monetary Times" coment.  If British Columbia profits by its  new Companies Act to the tune of a  few thousand dollars, it will, on the  other hand lose prestige and acquire  an unenviable reputation for provincialism. In brief, the new law provides  that every company, other than companies originating hi the Province,  seeking to do business in British Columbia must be either registered or  licensed by the Provincial Government.  Tne license fee may be commuted for  a fixed sum of $250 in the case of  companies having an established business outside of British Columbia in  which at least half of their capical is  invested. The penalties for doing  business without license or registration is $50 per d*\y for a company and  $20 a day for an agent.. Debts due. to  companies not licensed or registered  are not collectable under the law of  British Columbia.  Apparently a bank with a Dominion charter is prevented by the new  law from collecting upon commercial  paper without oecoming licensed or  registered under the Act. The Monetary Times' Vancouver ��������� staff correspondent states that M. Bowser, the  Attorney-General of British Columbia,  will employ a special officer to see that  the Act is enforced. The Provincial  Government will not wait long for a'  culprit. A final appeal to give this  legislation further consideration wilb  be made by those auected to Premier1  McBride. Failing action by him, aj  test case will be carried through to tho,  highest court. Counsel .will be engaged both in the East and the West,  and  if  the  offending  enactment  can  Hands Up!  Eleanor, aged six, had been going to  school only a few weeks. She had  learned to raise her hand if she wanted  anything. One day she put this into  effect when she was sent to the  chicken-house to get the eggs.  Jnst as she reached the chicken-  house door her mother heard her say,  "All you chickens that have laid an  egg, raise your hands."���������The Delineator.  Judge���������"Why didn't you seize the  thief when you found him?"  Policeman���������"How could I? I had  my club in one hand and my revolver  in the other!"���������Fliegende Blaetter.  VOTE  IMPERIAL CONGRESS  .���������_,..���������,���������, Continued from page 1-^ "  .. In regard to citizenship we find another problem which will  have to be solved sooner or later. Once a British subject, always a  British subject, and in every part of the Empire, should be onr.rule.  If this is not conceded we shall soon create a sentiment which will  have for its goal, "Independence" in more than one of the selt-  -overning Dominions. If a man moves from one part of the Empire  to another, whv should he feel alien? Yet this obtains m some  cases ��������� At present the elector in Britain has the right to choose the  men who shall make treaties for us.   We have no part in the matter  a*In the case of the Alaska boundary dispute very little attention  was paid to Canada's claims because some-individuals in England  thought it was "all a wilderness anyway," and we, who knew and  prized the value of the territory which was so carelessly thrown  ttvvav, had little influence in the matter.     With an Imperial authority, composed as above, we would have a body ot men who could  look at all questions from the broader standpoint and bring a wider  and more diversified experience to bear upon all matters of such  importance.      In manv other ways the Empire lias been the loser  because of lack ofc' competent judgment and adequate experience  re������r������rdiii<* details'and facts on the part of those who were handling  these ^reat Imperial questions.    This great problem is being lifted  out ofVibscuritv and made the topic of serious consideration by the  best, and broadest thinkers of the age.     Men of world-wide experience and fame are coming to realize that, it is time to crystallize  pur fhoories into some'practical shape nnd. before it is too late, give  expression to the ideals which we have been fostering, of a great  -world-wide Empire, based upon righteousness and liberty and ex- ^aov.-n below:  'emplifying in its rule all the properties of a democratic government.  \'-verv irreat factor -in urging forward this absorbing question  has been the"'Standard of.the Empire." a publication that is indeed  a credit to the it was founded to expouse.    The ''Standard  of the Empire by its aide and lucid editorials, and by its very i?*ii-  k<-;)t news service, is doing more to bring the various parts of the  into close touch with  each other than  any other literary ,  N'o one could peruse the columns of this excellent journal j  1 with a stronir desire to maintain the bonds o*' j  he belonsed |-l  MONTREAL   HERALD   INQUIRY  ENDED.  "Monetary Times."  "We find that the deceased (thirty-  two victims) in the Herald disaster,  on June 13th, came to their death as  the result of the collapse of the Herald  building. We consider that no one  can be held responsible, but we suggest that a by-law be passed calling  for the inspection of these water tanks'  once every few months."  The above is the verdict given out by  the coroner's jury chosen to judge the  case of the Montreal Hearld disaster.  Mr, WalterJ. Francis, civil engineer,  and member of the Canadian and American societies of civil engineers, is  of the opinion that faulty floor construction was responsible for the  disaster.  ������ *  ������r-  4  ������  O  A   SCREEN   DOOR   rightly  placed is a blessing.     Are  you blessed?  WE HAVE THE BEST OF SCREEN  DOORS AND WINDOWS - - MEAT  SAFES.     All the blessings for the  housewife.  W. R. OWEN  Successor to J. A. FLETT. Mt. Pleasant  2337 Westminster Ave.  rlfVTVfV��������� i T'i1 f ��������� k"i Vf VTyf VVTf VTTf VTVf Vf Tf *'f  Phone 447 ;;  WE ARE  Mt. Pleasant Special ists  Anti-clerical meetings continue to be  held in Madrid, Saragossa, Terragona  and Toledo. At Barcelona a petition  was signed by 22,000 women and presented to the governor of that city  endorsing the government's religious  policy. At Granada a meeting of Roman Catholics was attacked by the  anti-clericals.  WHEN    WILL   THE    TIRES  PUNCTDRE.  "Monetary Times"  A grand total ef 181,000 automodiles  retailing from $239,'!50,000 is estimated as the production of the United  States this year by all manufacturers.  In 1909 there was produced, about  120,000 cars with a retail value of  about $ir>0,000,000.  Benjamin Briscoe, president of the  United States Motor Company, has  preparcl   a   self-explanatory ��������� table   as  Insert table���������won't go in 13 ems  Empire  ���������moans.  without bei'iir niMHret  Empire and experieneinjr a jnst feeling of pride b  to such a rtiee.  Evei'v cit'.-et;  sdioi-.Id  interest himself   in   this   m  destinv  ���������use  itter  of the  future of our Empire ami race, for our ultimate destiny will lartrely  ' i-tious of this generation.      We hold in our hands  eause  the  early  disintegration   of the -world's  on the other hand to so direct the influence of  this irre'at power so that it will materially affect to a great degree  the world's history and human progress.  depend upon tlie  no v.'  the  power  tu  ���������rreatest Empire or  As a practical  step towards the realization of high Imperialistic  BIG     FINANCIERS     UNDER  INDICTMENT.  New York, July 13.���������Tbe grand jury  indicted Charles W. Chapman, C. M.  Sexton and George Proctor, associates  cf the late . C. C. Dickinson, former  president of the Carnegie Trust Com-  ny,   on   charges   of   grand   larceny.  It   is  alleged  that   certain  clients   deposited   ?400/''f!0   v;orth   of   bonds   as j  .-.ece.rit*-  for  a   ?2",,000   loan  and   that i  Chapman   sold   ������100,000   worth  of  the  bends.  INSTRUCTIVE   ITEMS.  On incomes of three hundred dollars and upward a graduated tax was  imposed in England in 1709.  China is spending two hundred million do.������ars on the rehabilitation of her  army and navy.  In 1866, Mr. Arthur M. Kavanagh,  who had neither arms or legs, was  elected to the British Parliament.  Thimbles are said to have been  found at Herculaneum, and were long  ago used by the Chinese.  Under the Kaiser's reign Germany's  naval expenditure has risen from  twelve and a half to one hundred million dollers.  Tibet is said to have been a kingdom so long ago as 313 B.C., and was  formerly held by China from 1255 to  1720.  That combs are of ancient origin  may be gathered from the fact that  they were found in the ruins of  Pompeii.  Different colors are said to be due  simply to different rates of vibrations.  To red are attrmuted four hundred  aud fifty-eight millions of millions of  v.-; rations per second, and to violet  seven hundred and twenty-seven.  There are only eleven periodic comets of which the return has been  observed. W  Windows were taxed in Great Britain from 1695 to 1851, and tiles from  17S4 to 1833.  Aristotle describes a comet which  ^appeared B.C. 371.  ! The Southern Pacific Railway of  Mexico has now extended its line to  Acoponeta, ninety-five miles south of  Mazatlan.  .The world's largest incubator is in  Australia, where it is used to hatch  11,440 ducks' eggs of 14,040 hens' eggs  at a time.     ~    ���������---������������������.^ .-������������������        ,-.-.,= -_,,  Notwithstanding the duty of forty  per cent, a barrel, large quantities of  apples from Oregon, Washington, and  otner states are consumed in Western  Canada.  . Siam has adopted the gold standard,  wnich really was promulgated, in 1908,  and henceforth the unit of the Siamese  monetary system will have a value  e to 55.8 centigrams' of pure gold.  Portuguese gardiners at Punta Del-  gada, on St. Michaels, Azores, are getting rich raising fine pineapples under  glass for the New York market. They  are the biggest and best that reach  this country. '        ���������  SCRAP   BOOK   NOTES.  A Typewriter was patented in England as early as lvl4.-  The United States leads tho world  in the production of resin and turpentine.  Paris has sixty-two electric streetcar lines, carrying one hundred. and  ninety million passengers a year.  It takes five years of hard usage tc  wear away a modern wooden pavement one inch.  i ne mines of Belgium yielded eleven  million five hundred and fifty-nine  thousand seven hundred and forty-live  tons of coal the first six months of  last. year.  Ne-.irly   seven   million     pounds     of  $3700  Buys a Home on ScottSt. close  to Broadway, food terms. Be  quick about this.  (M^CABuys a 6 room modern home, 1  ������P *������*J" block from Westminster ave.  Close in, full lot and good terms..  2650 Buys a 5 roomed Bungalow  $400 cash and balance very easy.  See about this  Buys a new" 5 roomed Cottage  Modern and finished through*  out firstclass. This is a bargain. Good terms  t: '  $500 Cash, balance easy buys a  6 Room New Modern Home I  block from car. Price $2900  Be quick if you want this  IMPERIAL    r  INVESTMENT CO. LTD  JAS. L. LOUGHEED, Mar.  MINSTER ME Phone 345  1  sugar-beet seed ave used in tbe United  Ungaiiant,  1912���������"What is a suffragette?"  10! 3���������"A being who has  ceased to  be a lady and is no gentleman."���������Harvard Lamnocn.  states t-very year.  Greece has so little coal that practically all of its electric power is de  rived from waterfalls.  Onsn average it requires about two-  i productive acres of land to support  !e:ich inhabitant of a(Country.  j The Italian government plans to expend twenty'million dollars to develop  its first naval base on me Adriatic at  Ancona.  A   wire   rack   for   carrying   papers,  cigars, or ether small articles in the  man.  Wjork is under way on the first locomotive ever built in Chile, the first of,  an order of five for the government.  Ready-made cyclone cellars of corrugated galvanized iron have been  placed on the market by a Western  metal company.  A magnetized ten-cent tack-hammer  was used by a St. Louis doctor to draw  a steel splinter from a patient's eye.  Thirteen tons to the acre is the  average yield of onions raised by extensive farming in the vicinity of Valencia, Spain.  1 An ozone-producing electric fan, now  being made in Vienna, utilizes Dr.  Frans Fischer's novel discovery that  when air is much heated and then  suddenly cooled ozone is produced. A  combination of small hy-wheel and air-  fan is driven by an electric motor, and  sr.cks in air and sends it through a  kind of funnel to a Nernsfc radiator,  giving a heat of two thousand degrees  C. The heated current is cooled by  mixing with the air into which it is  forced. Of the oxygen passed through  about four per cent, is ozonized, and  this proportion cannot be exceeded,  so there is no risk of an excessive  production of ozone. A single piece  of(apparatus, weighing not more than  thirty pounds and needing but a small  amount of power, is sufficient to purify  the air of a large hall.  The downpour of rain that sometimes follow a flash of lightning is  usually supposed to be due to the  coalescence of fine drops on losing  their  electrical  charge,  but taine,  a  W. A. Mullen  2440 WESTMINSTER AVE  TCE  CFEAM    r/FIOR  FRUITS, CONFECTIONERY,  CIGARS.     ALL KINDS  OF  SOFT   DRINKS  Large assortment of  JAPANESE .'BROOMS  Reg. 50c value for 25c.  HURRAH  Corner iOtfi and Westminster Avenue  TTELLN   BADGLEY ��������� Teacher  of  -EJ-   Elecutiou, Physical Culture and  Drimu.ric  Art.   Plays Coached, Entertain im-uts Directed, Pl.-ulonn Kccitais.  Studio: una Hokxbt Street  Telephone R3535-  unclouded; a brilliant double rainbow  appeared in the east for half an hour,  arching from horizon to horizon. At  each roll of thunder the rainbows  seemed to be much shaken, the edges  being displaced and the colors blurred.  This could not be due to the lightning,  and it seemed that the same cause  might enlarge the raindrops and disturb the rainbows.  The first sun picture was taken by  Mr. Thomas Wedgewood in the year  1793. It represents a Savoyard piper.  In 1S40 a gold watch was made for ,  Finnish observer, has found reason to jtile Sultan of Turkey, which was five  adopt a new theory. He concludes i inches in diameter, and cost more than  that the thunder jars the drops to- j six thousand dollars,  gether. Near Vasa, a heavy thunder-j Lake Huron holds a curious record in  storm came up from the east late one   having more islands than  any other  I  hat has been invented by a Pittsburgh August afternoon, and, as the sun was    lake.   It has at least three thousand.


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