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 .'* *'  A^  J>-  V  ARE YOU ON OUR UsT?  )     NO I WHY ?  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver.  <.     ,     ,,   v rY;V-^|  "* ;?*, * *"    v"J*J- +,     I  #31  7  'i  1 -��������� - _  VOLUME II  H. H. Stevens, Editor.  VANCOUVER,   British Columbia,   FEB.  10/1911.  No. 40'   ^  MURDERERS AND  ANARCHISTS  NOT SOCIALISTS  Speaker Eberts Refuses Resolution.���������The Danger of  Impetuous Action Averted.  The Honourable Speaker Eberts showed good sense and sound  fltatesmanship when he ruled Mr. Hawthornethwaite's proposed  motion out of order.  Of course the propose* of the motion .was consistent with  himself in his course. He is not a Socialist. He is opposed to socialistic government, and is a determined apostle of lawlessness and  anarchy. Hence -on this ground he could very consistently join his  puny attempts with the twelve or twenty-four murderers of Japan.  (Continued on next page)  RECIPROCITY.  It is not our intention to attempt a full dicussion of this question at this time, bat only to draw public attention to one or two  poins. i    r i  1 First, a suggestion as to "motive." Why do the American people want Reciprocity t Their motive is not philanthropic. They are  essentially a selfish people. We say essentially advisedly. They  fire selfish because for many years they have concentrated their  efforts on the development of gigantic <cdmmercial, financial and industrial concerns, and the viewpoint of the nation has been increasingly influenced by the effect of their actions along these particular  lines. '    . , '  It is certainly not with any intention, to'develop Canada that  they seek it, because not one American citizen in one hundred cares  two straw buttons for Canada.  There is only one reason, and tbat is because an open trade relationship with Canada will give' the United States trusts and industrial corporations access to' Canada's vast' stores , of , natural  resources. They have ruthlessly dissipated the natural resources  of America by a policy of "get rich quick and let the future- take  tan of itself,"-and unrepentant they turn to 6\vat great natural  storehouses. ' We repeat unrepentant���������that iB, they do not profess  any change in policy in treating the wealth vof nature, but simply  seek fcevrnflds or sources of supply, (>v-' ������f l -   >>  '" Let us instance on.e.$nuse in tlje agreement, "the clause ^whi^h.  provides that Canada remove the duty'on manufactured paper* and  re {Nn^pllltped fof fear Hha$ tb'#  export duty will pot be' ismorefJj^fnj^Wo our cousins to the  north think that we bavrt#k*n^entire Jm* ** *���������������������**>.'  C������4d  ihould *������<������w ijffl-***������> atoraa of-raw material $n pujpTwooa' tp go  to the Doited fettttes, there to^be manufactured and ������old back to ut  &*,a Milted ^Tt]c1e; with positively "all tht j*ofit> remaining sou**  o< the Kne! Some conteiul thlt the "Provinces will never allow the  exportation." Then al) wei������*ve Jtp say is that, the person or persons  representing Canada ^hen thia agreement was drawn were either  ������unuing knaves or consumate fools; It was either a deliberate  attempt to deceive the Americans or else a subtle move towards a  {further letting down of the bars. -������  Not long ago J. J. Hill, the great railway magnate, spoke in  Vancouver and other points in favor of "better track relations with  tht V������itt4 dtattl." Tbe prope* commentary for this remark is  found in a map of J. J. Hill's railroad system, which shows a line,  connecting up such centres, lying south of Die-boundary, as Chicago,'  St. Paul, Spokane, Seattle, etc.,*and with scores of short feeders  running north across the boundary and tapping Canada's strategic  'points. He never builds east and west* in Canada, but north and  south. His actions as a railroad -builder speak much louder than  his wordsjULan after-dinner speaker.  js  This question is of,vital importance to Canada and her relationship to the Empire, and our citizens-would do well to study the  situation carefully and to express themselves now in no uncertain  ones. It would be wise if a few public meetings could be held in  [this and other centres, and the various aspects of the question pre-  nted by speakers who could handle the subject sanely. We throw^  his latter as a suggestion, possibly some organization would care  to take it up.  HI. GILL PBPIATED.  hi v<  Seattle's profligate mayor has been recalled and disgraced. His  high-banded defiance of decency and honesty has been utterly repudiated by the people. Civic righteousness has won a signal victory in the enterprising Sound city.  This recall ofTMayor Gill of Seattle, will have a serious effect  |iipon Vancouver unles we are very careful. They are determined to  louse clean thoroughly, and it will result in a general exodus of  lthe habitat of the underworld. Many will attempt to domicile in  ^Vancouver and-no effort should be spared to secure this city from  in intrusion of this kind. Everv train and boat entering the city  Jshould be watched and all "undesirables" turned back. We want  (clean, healthy people and will welcome them, in abundance, but for  phe parasite we bpve no room. .7      Y :  Then this action of the people of Seattle is indicative of the  trend of the t:mes. which is towards civic tniritv. ���������, Vancouver is  Ii ot very bad. but we have in our midst all the elements which, if  jillowed any freedom, is capable-of developing conditions exactly the  jarre as existed in Seattle and which has 'balled forth this mighty  ������f?ort on their part.  We rejoicr- vith the "Dillingites" of Seattle in their success,  \tv.t ve tremble for Vancouver if we relax our hold in the slightest  legree. ; . '"'7:    -������������������"--���������-  J VASTCOTTVEX���������The     Mountain    View  Methodist   Church,   recently   completed,  burned   to   the     ground.       The   fire  ���������igade was helples������.  ..���������:���������'��������� ������.-*���������*.-  J VZCTOXXA, Feb.  8.���������Argument in  the  lase which Mr. B. J. Perry ha= broujrht  Ii the'sp^erre court with a view of bav-  lig the- election of Mayor Morley invalidated wU) be heard to-day by Mr. Jus-  Ice- Morrison.  i     .������������������'.*".���������*  B antCSnrOSTB, Cal.. Feb. 8.���������Five build-  Iiks,   known   as   the  acid  plant,  in   the  fenrt of  the  preat Standard  OU  refiner  isre,   are  in   ruins   to-day,  with  a  los*  ktimated at 1750.000.  as  the  result  of  n   explosion.     Four   men   were   badly  urned  while   flrhtinic   the  9amw,  and  Ara time the whole fifteen a*res of th e  porks were Imperilled.  waaWSMraOBT, Feb. ������.���������Anticipating  ifcie formation oi a mu'timilMon ao'uar  Jelephone trust, the United 8tate������ de-  lartment of Justice to-day detailed ������pe-  li������l arent* to tnre������tl������ate every step,  ten B7 representative* of the Inde-  ndent Telephone Association which is  eUsv ��������������� CM������������o this week.  VICTOmiA, Feb. 8.���������That Comox anc1  Union'Bay were port's where contraband  could easily be landed without thf  krowledjre ot the customs was the statement' made bv Mr. F. W. Pavev, Surveyor of.'Oi:������trms, it the Royal Commission's sittlrg this morning.  ���������    ���������    ��������� . ��������� ���������  HAnzl, Feb. 8.���������Mr. D. Llovd  George, the British Chancellor of thf  Exchequer, and his friends refuse to  discuss the condition of his health, merely saying that he is taking a needed rest  T^e reports, however, are that he I?  ���������������������������iffering frots nervous prostration anr  that his condition is not improving. Hf  may eventually be forced to resign hi.-  portfolio, it is said.  QUEBEC ACT 01 1774  Whenever any pioposal is made to assimilate Quebec with the  other provinces of the dominion in law and administration 'it is met  with the declaration thar tlie proposal conflicts'with the "guaranteed  rights" of Quebec. In daily conversation from the-platform, on the  floor of parliament, from the judicial bcneh. and from the pulpit  changes have been declared not possible on this score, and the idea  has been propagated that the French language, French laws, and  the plenitude of power enjoyed by the church of Rome were pledged  by a solemn treaty with which parliameift^dare not interfere. In  our last article on "The Treaty of Paris^Hre examined into the  truth of this statement, and proved conclusively, by quoting'from  the original documents, that the assertions, of French arid Roman  Catholic speakers to the effect that their special privileges were obtained by treaty rights are absolute and unqualified falsehoods. Having proven that these special privileges wejjift not obtained by treaty,  it now becomes our duty to show the manner in whieh they were  secured, and this leads us to an examination of the Quebec Act of  1774.  For four years after Canada had comer into Britain's possession  it was under martial law. The conclusion of thetreaty of peace and  the issuing of the royal proclamation of 17j& endecl military rule by  giving a governor and council to the pfov&ee.^This state of affairs  continued until the Quebec Act came, inter ftytce. In the beginning  ' of May, 1774, the British government; Withouflprevious notice, laid  before the house g>f lords a bill to prw|3fe for the better government of the province of, Quebec. It naetfpftfe.no opposition, and in  a fortnight was adopted and transmitted^������ .the house of commons.  Here it met with strenuous opposition^ .butjCwas carried through by  a good majority, although on the second fieadiqg, out of a house of  588 members; only 134 were present. It|fcmterestlng to note some  of the statements of the members whio ofpoaed the bill,'especially  in view of the developments that have sme^ takes plaee, Mr. Town*  abend said: "This bill, if carried into execution, will tend mora  to rivet in the Canadians prejudices^ rnvfayjor t)f French rule% than  it will attach them to the governmesjsiof %|d������nd.MLor4 Cavendish held that the triu policy ws������ to assrmilate the new subjects,  ���������ud said that to give them their p!d;lsw*. aott customs, aM&r government proposed to do"b^ the (^else^i^V woulcl alw������ys k������������p!ttem  a distinct people. Edmund Burke s4w:<v|,L^ order to make Canada a seoure possession of tho Bsittafc i^erpaiiMtt^yptt have only  to bind, the "people to you, by gffSf^fhMV^ol^ law^., 6iveT them  English; liberty���������giyft them7������gng������A -i^iatitutioS-Tan^ then,  whether %*j*pesk freiw1i?������>pf|nsh,. wither4 they go to mass or  atteai our, f������w1������ coni^unioi^you'Vijl reiMter/Aaji valuable and^use-  fulvawbjecf4^r $re^Ja^n//> Wil^ tfce bm  ^he^^t ^U^oeoswarv io testify  asthewoWtthat^  mg.  ������������  rforetoldi^bJi^tL,.   ,   (  bpp^f^ eiiia*TOd l^i^.rhis^ proceed.  \ V   , "v a���������.  Traiutd   XhXecttr*  fore*   Ba^uirtd���������Oittaana  Adtquate fundi.       -  ���������hould   lupply  NEW ELECTION  FOR ALDERMAN  FOR WARD FIM  ,        : __i. b���������     '  '   '    ,        V?      I*  Williamson Must Again Appeal to Electors���������Technical m  . DiaquanUm Him.       ,  \ $0$M  Justice Gregory decided that the election of Geo. E. -Williamson  as an Alderman for Ward *V was irregular and ordered a ne wetec-  tion. The point was a trivial one and really unworthy of notice, but  when the appeal to the courts was-made the judge could hardly do  otherwise than order as he did, especially in view of the fact that  judicial courts are not run on a common-sense basis, but upon  technical interpretation of obscure meanings of legs! pbrseology.  The "point" causing all this absurd disturbance was that Mr.  Williamson was last year a license commissioner. The conglomera?  tion of legal buncum known as the City Charter, provides that a  license commissioner cannot sit as an alderman. The term of lieense  commissioner did not expire until January 10th, this year and Mr.  Williamson was nominated for alderman January 5th, and elected:  with a good majority ove* Davis on January 12th. The precious  "legal point" which we have been looking for is fonnd in.tne fae|  that January 10th is later than January 5, therefore Mr. William-,  son is disqualified. The ridiculous part of the whole thing is that  ' there was no intent to hold both offices, and .before .the election  really took place the difficulty was entirely removed. >  ' -  It is also expensive, costing those affected several hundreds of'  dollars, besides a great deal of lost time. However, our foolish,  quibbling law systems must have a right-of-way over reason, economy, time and space, so we bow to the inevitable and address ourselves to the issue���������a new election.  The people at the general election chose Williamson. He took  office and already has won the respect shd goodwill of his fellow  aldermen. All whom we have interviewed express the hope that,  he may be successful. He has also shown good, practical sense in  the manner jn which he has taken hold of the publie interests and  for these reasons we are firmly convinced that he should be returned  Without any opposition. We are: opposed to election by acclamation  under ordinary circumstances, but in this* esse the situation is so  simple and plam. that we see no *ea)mn for opposition., In fact, we  are not sure were is to be sny,,je)c*Mrt Jrem rumor, whieh states that  Mr. Wm. Davis will again run.  ; -    *      ' - -   v^',  We have a very high opinion of '<gfcV������$rin!; personal wc*th and  of his own good sense, and feel sure th������t %aw hVid fo^ow his best  "judgment he would not enter the fleloV buVl^^  b* brought to bear to induce him to do W&s?^' ^���������-' '.?'.*  TOp# is no doubt that if Mr. Davis *ajm retrain now and seek  tbe honor at some future paeral electicn, his chances would ha  better;.aldermen are continually dr^OTiiWouVWd further, it ia  will be much tetter ,*&en*n1utJ*w!^  Williamson,, his election was straight and clearly pronounced, and  there is no reason to change.    -���������>_ '-'\-  W  "t'At  '&JM  /.  1       ������? -"I  l\  .  "1*1  'f. r-  z\/>>  v<|  , .������  CITY sWQWWR.  it."  Feb.   8.���������"The  women  did  The part of Seattle women voting for  the flrst time since they were granted  suffrage by the state election of November, is frankly acknowledged by the Dilling forces as one of the big. factors in  ���������yentcrday's recall election agaiast Mayor  Last week we touched in general terms on some of the pressing  needs of our city police force in order to bring it up to the high point;  of efficiency commensurate with the importance of the city. ..  One thing,is cetr&in that we must have funds sufficient to place  our force in this condition. It takes men and equipment, and both  must be forth-coming this year. We should compliment the chief  on the marked improvement of the appearance1 and diciplrne of the  patrolmen. These men are a credit to the cit.v and are giving excellent service in their particular sphere. They are" generally courteous"  and considerate of the public and show splendid judgment in  handling the traffic in the congested centers.  We wish however to give some slight attention to the "secret  service" department or as it is generally called the "Detective" department.  In Montreal Chief Detective Carpenter has full charge of this  branch of the work, and ranks as one of the most capable police  authorities in the Dominion. In Toronto, W. Duncan holds a similar  position. These men are first class men and in ability second to none  in the Canadian police circles.  In VancouverJwe have some excellent "plain clothes" men, but  we have no "trained detectives." There is a vast difference between  the two. A plain clothes man usually looks into the cases to see if  they require special attention, and if so then a trained detective is  detailed on the case. These detectives must be men of special  ability���������alert, intellectual and fearless. They are usually ..recruited  from the ranks of the plain clothes men. who in turn are frequently  taken from among the patrol men. A. man may make an excellent  patrolman or ordinary police officer, but would not be suited for  special secret service work.  Our first and greatest need then is a "Chief Detective" to  organize the department. He should be a specially trained man and  should not "be available to the public on trival matters. He should  have under him an "Inspector" or working head of the department,  a.firstclass "records" man. In Officer Anderson, the city has an excellent" records'' man but his facilities are limited. Inspector Jackson is f?lso a hard working and most painstaking officer, but has  hardly had either the training or experience to fit him to be head  of the detective force of this city.        :  We require in addition to the above a number of plain clothes  men -who will be available for ordinary duty as at present.  Given a detective force of this character we would be in a position to deal with all classes of crime, and backed up b.v British  laws. Vancouver would soon be known as a" good", place for the  thug and criminal tokeep away from, instead of having the reputation of being an "easy mark."  We are quite aware that the last clause of the foregoing paragraph will be condemned as,, "just the sort of thing which will  knock our city, etc." and some of our.citizens, chiefly those who are  hit, will squeal and condemn the writer. We; wish to say that we  have no sympathy with the sentiment. Every one knows that there is  a wtkness in our police system and we might as well face the situation"-squarely; "as to be continually uttering specious flattery publicly  and then criticising behind the backs of those affected.  It is up to the Police Commission and the City Council to give  Chief Chamberlain the material to work with and then authorize him  to produce results.  This subject is receiving'considerable attention from the public  and much is being said that is very wide of the work.  ^ One would think from some of tbe remarks made that the City  Council had deliberately set out to persecute Mr. Clement, and that  Aid. MacPherson and Cameron were in the east peddling the engineer's position. This is not so. The only persons who have suggested1  discharging Mr. Clement are those who are most solicitous for his  interests. The Engineer's Association stepped entirely out of their  perogitive when they presumed to interfere in the administration of  Civic affairs. They took it for granted that Mr. Clement was to be-  discharged before the. Council had even discussed the matter. The  Engineers Association is a scientific-body and not a labor-union and  have no-machinery to handle any such case. When Mr. Kennedy  went east with his grievance he was told by older and saner member*  that it was unwise to interfere with the administration of civic  affairs." 7    .7 .V ��������� ���������. Y'-Y-". -.Yv".     ..V7Y ���������  Then again certain newspapers, who have been sending up  pitiful howls regarding the.condition of our city works, have sud-  denl become infused with a most ardent sympathy for Mr. Clement  and a tender solicitation for his temporal and spiritual welfare.  And as a result have been circulating unfair reports of the council  proceedings. It is well for the public to get the facts, once in a  while, in order that they may be in a position to judge equitably as to  the merits of the '-as-, itu- charge oi incompetancy was made  against. Mr. Clement over two years ago. A public investigation  was held and owing to the reluctance on the part of the public to  give direct evidence against an official it fell through, there being  insufficient evidence to prove the statements, and in many cases  certain allegations were entirely refuted.  But matters did not mend, as far as results were concerned, and  the council of last������year were elected, with" but few exceptions, to re>  organise "the dTfr+Tnovt.    'Phis they failed to d<\ but on the con-.  trary the Board of Works entirely exonerated the Engineers and gave,  him full and absolute control of the civic work of his department, instructing him to organize his work so as to get better results.   He  secured one additional assistant for sewers, but at the close of the,  'year;'.according to the published statements of those papers who,  .  wore most in. his" favor,- the work of the-.city .was never in a Avqrse.  condition.   This fact was corroborated by the -representatives of'the-  British  Columbia Engineers'  Association  before  the  city  council..  Now then the situation narrows itself down to this, the city work is.  in a wholly unsatisfactory condition, the engineer had full charge last..  year, his fellow engineers admit that it is. unsatisfactory, therefore;  the only sane thing to do is to get a man to supervise the work who i.<v  capable", this the council committee recommended to.the full council  and were sustained.    They did not suggest that Clement should be-  discharged, but on tlie contrary are desirous that he remain, provi.d-.  ing.be will work harmoniously with" a Supervising Engineer.  ...  Now in order to get tbe best man available it was necessary fop  a /committee' to personally investigate the qualifications of various,  ,  applicants.   It is a most important matter arid one which demands  most careful attention and the committee.determined to take no  chances but to personally investigate, in this they were wise.  Some contend that we should advertise and then go over the  applications ar������d choose the best, any one who has had the slightest  experience knows" full well that the best men will not reply to an  advertisement .in that way. but prefer to be approached. There is an  old saying that "a fool can criticise superbly, where it takes a wise  man to do a thing even indifferently."  We simply suggest that the publie wait until the committee  have had time to report, before passing judgement, and that the  expression of sympathy for Mr. Clement for being discharged with-  ouut cause; e*c. be with-held until at least an .intimation of such s>  course is made by tbe council. Juooii Hx&SXrA&WtxittS. LVriJ^i^^?^^^ sasi.;������*i*������������;  >0������t^,7.--.ir^q!<j*^^NV^*'>������rit*������/l^  ,V  I ���������! ^MMlrfiOi ��������������� nOd**^  ^j',������*������������MlJ������������ilS*B������������������Mj ������'  -;'|-  ���������>$������������������������������������  ���������-������������������sji  4-:-  "W-  : 5*<.  :J-'-  ���������: ������������������'������������������$ ���������;���������  I.  1  .s-'-r J  ^S-^rsa J*������l������V<iaB*t.TW53fe3!������Jf  THE WESTERN CALL  1  ifi  1  1  l  I  Murderers & Anarchists!  not Socislists  I    . (Continued from page 1)  These creatures are not Socialists  any more than a bog's snout is an  Irish harp. With them our anarchist  member ot the legislature at Victoria  would be quite at home if he had his  '..-. way.     ���������',  I am not saying what is untrue, or  unjust. In the city of Vancouver, on  the public platform, in the city hall  he openly announced himself as op  posed to every kind of government  including that of a Socialistic sort.  As he announced himself in opposi  tion to the various forms of govern  ment, he was loudly applauded, until  he came to the social form. When he  so announced himself, a few did applaud, for there were some present as  ignorant or as dishonest as the speaker, pur B. C. champion of the Japanese  would-be murderers. 7  A word here, in passing.���������The Japanese  people  and legislators are as  highly civilised and as well advanced  as are the people of France, Germany,  the United States- or Canada. And  the common laborers of that land even  the coolies, are more sound on all important public matters than our so-  called Socialist at Victoria.  We heartily congratulate the Hon.  Speaker and the government for' the  neat manner by which they shut up a  man, always fond of talking to the  gods be worships, viz. the lawlesB  supporters who so readily gulp down  all he says; au are ready to vote for  him as long as he talks plenty of rub-  blah at Victoria or elsewhere.  True Socialists are numerous and  rapidly Increasing not only in Canada,  but all over this earth. Their methods are improving as rapidly as are  their numbers increasing. It is their  deep purpose to aOoid foolish strikes,  and all mob-law. Their plan is to educate, the people to' see the true and  natural, as well as the necessary,  brotherhood ot man.  They are determined to make steady  headway- in politics so as to attain  their purposes by legislation. In addi-  tionfi another feature or characteristic  is becoming more and more manifest  as time passes, and as tbe wiser men  role. ,       -  This Is the most .important fact that  Socialists are' more  ing the-necessity  ranks and brotherhood'the greatest of  all Social' Reformers, viz., Jesus  Christ. They, see more clearly than  ever that He, the Man of Nazareth, is  pre-eminently necessary to solid and  final success. From long study and  close observation I see that large numbers of the wisest and most devoted  Christian men are at heart one with  socialism; true, manly socialism.  Tbe man who feels tbe need of giving aid, by every possible means,' to  bis" feliowman, is not far removed  from the'ideal Socialist. No man  can be a follower of the "Han of Sorrows," who alwayB" hasted to tbe relief of the needy, and'not try to lml-  ���������tate Him And���������the _man_or_woraan_  who imitates the Nazarine will be  ready to help the poor and needy. And  as he becomes enlightened, and grows  in experience, he will try by all means,  including legislation, to aid the workers.  I rejoice to learn that many splendid  men are Joining the ranks of Socialism,  .   because they see therein and thereby  a means by which they can do better  work in the world.  The rich as well as the poor, who  are honest in heart, and enlightened  in head are coming to this cause. And  in proportion as they do come, Just in  that proportion will the noisy, blatant, dishonest, lawless crowd be forced  into secondary place or outside the  ranks altogether.  It is time for our business men tc  examine into this matter more closely  than many of them have done In the  past. They may as well learn now ae  later, that this modern, evolving Socialism, becoming more and more regenerated, will yet sfceep aside all  other forms of human legislative combination. Eighteen years ago,, when  I first began to write on behalf of this  movement, I scarcely expected to see  so great an advance in a time so short.  But the momentum is already enormous, and it behoves the Christian  Socialists to see to it that the best,  purest, noblest and wisest men be put  into the responsible positions and kepi  there.  Let all who sincerely desire tc  better the condition of their fellows  get a little nearer to the Social Saviour  of mankind. His,life and character  are an inspiration, and must bless al  who .-honestly study Christ, the mosl  loving and capable of all reformers.  E. ODLUM  Vancouver, B. C, February 4, 1911  +*****V+*****Z^^ ************************** **********************************************************************************)  I'.-..----/"'.", . ��������� ���������-��������� ':'���������.,' '     '������������������,'������������������������������������      *   "������������������  f:  , -        -    -    - ' :.���������������������������'���������,:. '-���������'��������� ��������� ,���������-.-���������:*���������-  *" ' - - ��������� '-ii  ���������ii  o  ���������ii  ���������������!!���������  .ii  ���������'O  o  ii  .ii  ' ii  '������������������ii  ii  'ii  ii  ���������ii  ii  ii  <���������'  PHONE 5562  2245 MAIN STREET  TO THOSE who are looking for REAL Bargains, we invite you to call at our store.   You  will be dumfounded at our generous offerings.    Our prices speak for themselves.   We  always sell for 1-3 LESS than down town stores and for a short time we are selling any  article in stock at a big reduction on our regular prices.      Below are a few of our special  offerings.    >  Extension Tables  Golden Oak finish, 6x8 ft., reg.  $16.5o, reduced to  tpll. |D  Quarter Cut Oak finish, 6xS ft.  large turned legs, reg. $25.00  reduced to     tplO.ZD  Quarter Cut OakLock Pedestal,  reg. $33.00; |special   $23*00  We also carryHhe above in Mission finish at corresponding  ��������� prices. "  We have a large assortment of  Dining Chairs  at greatly reduced prices.  Just received, half a car load of  Beds  consisting of Iron and  Brass.  Don't fail to see them.     Prices  from $3.25 up.     ^  Bed Springs  Full size teducedto .... tpZ.DU  ' Mattresses  Reduced to..................  Jp^.&U  Large stogie of RUGS, MATS,  etc. at greatly reduced prices  We  handle the  RESTMORE  -    MATTRESS.  Don't Forget the Address  2245 Main Street  fo^******"!"!'*'*^************^  v    QUEBEC OF 1774   Continued from page 1  The ministry showed no concern over the opposition the bill  evoked. Secure in his servile following Lord North, when blocked  by the opposition, called for a division, and the opposition was outvoted. So slightly did the premier think of the bill that he once  adjourned the debate a day in order that he might attend a^private  entertainment. When bill came again before the house of lords  for concurrence in the amendments, Pitt, who had been unable to  attend when the bill .was being considered, arose from a sick bed to  enter a protest against it as subversive of liberty and opening the  door to fresh dangers. The warning of the statesman who .had won  Canada, who had rescued' England from danger and disgrace, and  led her, wherever her flag floated, triumphant over the forces of the combined  Catholic powers of Europe, was unheeded. Only six peers voted with him,  and the bilfwas declared carried by the votes of twenty-six. -<  What were the changes made by this Act which caused so much .discussion?   The first and second sections define boundaries, the third confirms  titles granted for lands, the fourth repeals any provisions in previous ordinances and the proclamation of 1763 in so far as they may conflict;with\lJif  Act; the fifth is the vital section, and reads as follows:   "And for the more  perfect security and ease of the minds of ihe inhabitants of, the said.province'  it is hereby declared that his mojesty's subjects, professing the religion r of the.  Church of Rome, of and in the said province of Quebec, niay have, hold  and enjoy the-free'exercise of the religion of the Church o$> .Rome, subject to  ^ihih������hh(������.������������v������h������.| the king's supremacy, declared and established by an Act made in the fijrst  ���������rVTclearly.pereeiH y**1" stf tb^YreignAof Queen Elizabeth overfall thex{dominiqns and cowitrie^  of taking Into'thetfl which-then did, or thereafter should .belong, to. the imperial crown of Jni*  realm; and that the clergy of the said church may hold, rtjfsjvt and enjoy'  their accustbmer dues and rights with respect to such persons only as shall  profess the said religion.'V       _ .\'">1  The sixth section provides for the establishment and maintenance of a  Protestant clergy; the seventh dispenses with the oath of the days of Elizabeth, in which the claims of the papacy are renounced, and substitutes one  which simply promises true allegiance. The eighth reads as follows: 'That'  all his majesty's Canadian subjects within the province of Quebec, the religious orders and communities only excepted, may also hold and enjoy their  property and possessions, together with all customs and usages thereto,' and  all other civil rights as may consist with their allegiance to his majesty and  subjection to the crown and parliament of Great Britain; and that in the  matters of controversy, relative to property and civil rights, resort shall be  had to the laws of Canada as the rule for the decision of the same." Section  ten extends this by including all movables which may be given or bequeathed  either according to the laws of Canada or of England. Eleven establishes  English criminal law. The remaining sections provide for the constituting of  _ a _coundLtP_a������*L������lJo__g������wnmgjhe province, levying taxes and other executive matters. " _J~ ~~ ~ ~  The two important sections are five and eight On analyzing five it will  be seen that it gives the power to the priests to compel then people to pay  tithes and taxes to build and maintain churches, and nothing more. The section does not recognize the Roman Catholic church as an established church,  nor confer' upon it any of the attributes of an established church beyond giving it the help of the law to secure support from its own members. Section  eight is peculiar in its wording. Literally interpreted, it placed the province  under the law* then in existence in Canada, which were those of England.  The phrase, "laws of Canada," was dictated by pride to avoid specifying  the laws of France. The intention of the framer of the Act was the guide  to those who administered it. It was made clear, however, that the restoration of Frer-H law was not to extend to all the province, but to be confined to  the seignio":'-.. Section nine reads: "Provided, always, that nothing in this  Act conta:'-- i shall extend, or be construed to extend, to any lands that have  been grar'- ' by his majesty, or shall hereafter be granted by his majesty,  his heirs r"l successors, to be holden in free and common soccage."  TV Yiportance has not been attached to this section that it deserves, for  it confine "Ve application of sections five and eight to an extremely limited area.  When t1'. bill was passed the only land in the province that had not been  granted 'n free and common soccage was the seigniories, which formed a  fringe 2long the St. Lawrence and Richelieu, some ten miles deep. Outside  that r.vow fringe sections five and eight did not apply.  The Quebec Act of 1774 amounted then to mis, that in the seignories  French civil law was restored, and the priests could collect tithes and dues.  Outside the seigniories the law remained as fixed by the proclamation of 1 763.  The Quebec Act is invariably spoken of by French commentators as applying to the entire province of Quebec. Section nine places beyond controversy  the fact that its re-enactment of French law was confined solely to the parishes  then in existence, an insignificant portion of the province. Of the practical  effect of the changes made, we have an official and authentic estimate by the  ministry who framed the Act. It received the royal sanction on June 22nnd,  1774. Six months afterwards Sir Guy Carleton was appointed governor of  Quebec. His instructions as to religion shatter the pretense that the Quebec  Act made the Roman Catholic church an established church. Governor  Carleton is enjoined to recognize no such pretension, but to hold its bishop  and priests under his control, preventing their exercising their clerical functions  until they had received his license. Here are a few; extracts from the instructions given to Governor Carleton January 3rd, 1 775:   ���������;.���������'.  "The establishment of proper regulations in matters of ecclesiastical concern is an object of very great importance, and it will be your duty to lose  no time in making such arrangements as may give full satisfaction to our new  subjects in every point, in which they have a right to any indulgence on that  head; always remembering that it is a toleration of the free exercise of the  religion.of the Church of Rome only to which they are entitled, and-not to  the powers and privileges of it as an established church, for that is a preference which belongs only to the Protestant Church of England/'  "All appeals to, or correspondence with, any foreign ecclesiastical jurisdiction, of what nature and kind soever, must be absolutely forbidden under  very severe penalties/' "    -     ���������  "No episcopal or vicarial powers shall be exercised within our said prov-  a  a  a  a  a  :ii  <i  *i  i'.  o  4>  a'  o  a  .���������  o  >*i  <i  a  'i  '���������'i  a  'ii-  'ii  '���������  o  o.  it  if  a  ii  iii  ii  i'  ii  *  M������  only as are essentially and indispensably necessary to the free exercise of the  Romish religion; and in those cases not without a license and permission from  you under the seal of our said province."  "That an incumbents of parishes shall hold their respective benefices  during good behavior, subject, however, in cases of any conviction for* criminal  offenses, or upon due proof of seditious attempts to disturb the peace and  tranquility of our government, to be deprived or suspended by you with the  advice and consent of our said council."    ,..,,_  "Such ecclesiastics as may think fit to enter into the holy state of matrimony shall be released from all penalties, to which they may have been sub-,  jected in such cases by any authority of the See of Rome."  "Freedom of burial of the dead in churches and church yards shall be  allowed indiscriminately to every Christian persuasion."  "All missionaries amongst the Indians appointed by die authority of the  Roman church shall be withdrawn by degrees and Protestant missionaries appointed in "their places."  And in conclusion Governor Carleton is instructed: "At all times and  upon all occasions to give every countenance and protection in your power  to such Protestant ministers and schoolmasters as are already established within our said province, or may hereafter be sent thither." j'---  7 v tThe value of the Act of 1774 to the Church of Rome in Quebec lies  not so much! in what'it conceded as in making an opening for further demands.  Once granted that it should have exceptional privileges",' demand was.piled  upon demand as/opportunity presentned" itself, each concession forming^ an  'excuse for, asking wore, and urged as a reason for legislators giving what was  ���������asked. It is. f e oW-fable of 6r������t *W^  whole body. (        -'  It will be seen that any privileges secured so far have been secured whojly  by legislation. Privileges granted by legklajion 'stand upon, a different base  from those secured iby ,an international treaty. * When 'by treaty -they can  only, be withdrawn wiuVthe consent of the contracting nation. If granted,by  legislation they can he 'cjealt with like any other statute. Were the consent  ,.of France/needed to strip ihe,Church of Rome in Quebec of the immunities  and powers that it enjoys its present government would exultingly give it.  That consent is not required, for these immunities and powers are not of treaty,  but of legislation, and what legislation gave legislation can take away. The  dominion parliament is competent to deal.with the Quebec Act, or any other  statute mat affects the interests of the people it represents. To the priests the  Act of Parliament of 1774 gave them power, to collect tithes 1 and fabrique  taxes in the 82 parishes then in existence, and nothing more. Outside those  parishes they- were given no exceptional rights. The instructions to the governor, who was to administer the Act. inform him that the Church of Rome  is not an established church, and he is forbidden to recognize its episcopal  powers. Finally, the Act, while restoring French law and usage, does not  do so in the province at large, but only to that small portion of it held under  seigniorial tenure; - ��������� - ��������� -   The French-Canadian has no treaty rights, but he has what is higher  than any privilege the king of his forefathers would have demanded for him���������  the rights of a British subject, and these alone. The Church of Rome in  Quebec and throughout the dominion has no treaty rights, and nothing beyond  what statutes have bestowed. Her peculiar .privileges, so injurious'to those  outside her pale, shd'sp' threatening to the peace of the dominion, were obtained  piecemeal, and at wide intervals; by legislation. At any time, ������y the will of  the majority of the electors of the dominion, whatever is contrary to thevpublic  weal in the laws of ''the province of Quebec, or of the dom. .ion, can be  annulled by legislation. In our next article we will deal with the myth, which  represents the saving of Canada to the British crown during the American  revolution as due to the devotion of the proests and the loyalty of the habitants.  We will also take up the Constitutional Act of 1791 and show its bearing  on the question of special privileges.  The  best stock of ARMS,  AMMUNITION,    CUTLERY, J J  ;; and SPORTING GOODS can j������  *    ' *  ; > be found at the store of 7  ��������� * .,       ��������� ��������� .     ���������  II dials. E. TisddUl  7618'6W Hastings St.,  First  Class  SHOEMAK-J  INQ and SHOE REPAIRING  yon want, go to  V     PETERS & CO.   j  2511- Westminster Ave.  r-  .- -rttWBroadway),^  We guarantee our wont to be as good]  WANTED   '"���������:  Household Coggs of  ������    a||. description.   ,:; \|  The People*' Store  Cor. 9th <& Westminster H  For the rext 30 days will sell POT  PLANTS, for HALF PRICE. A  . large assortment to choose from.  All in good condition���������Thousands  of them.   NOW is the time to^buy.  Cor 15th Ave. &.Main Stl   PH0NE_R 2196   and anykiiid of  PLAIN SEWINi  done on SHORTEST NOTICE.  RATES MODERATE.  MISS  McWAT  57O 20th Avenue  Near Fraser Ave.  ,i,,iMll,1Minri;MIM;n:li;n|Mi ^^l^.iMIMI,l^l,tM^,lIM^l^��������� l^n^MlM^n^���������lll^l^MIl^l,^on^M^l;,l^l;,,^,H���������.^^^���������^l���������l. ,h, ,h, ^ ^ ^^ .t, $ \ ,t. $,1 ,t,������,;, ,ti *, ���������:. % * 1 r]  i  FOR RENT.  Four-roomed house, one block fron  ar, in Collingwood East, apply J. Ziro  merman, Collingwood East.  OUR  Does riot leave the the skin 'STICKY7 but RUBS  I IN so that a glove may be worn after applying. It  * Cures chaps and all irritations of the skin caused by  7 cold winds, etc.  25 cents per  DRUG  (LePatourel & MgRae, Props. )d  Cor. 7th and Main St -=- Phone 2236  The Store where your Prescriptions are dispensed by MEN WHO KNOW  mce.by"airp^nVror^i"���������e'������^ <**���������*������ Phurch of Romc' but such   ***^1<^>������W^>**^^ 44 111 III It 111 ft 11 Ml 1 M-111���������  *-l���������*[ 1 ������������������!��������� II��������� 11111 i-K-HHH ^ i   , .,*>5    i1-     ������ - J * , r"i'",ii������ i,Yf-. ;  THE WESTERN CALL  .-"*>������������������  *������*  W.W.W,fU.i,^..nw^|i... riiwi  The Western Call  THE FUMIGATED BAND.  Issued every Friday at 2408 YVest'r.  Fuone l4Ud  Editor: H. H. STEVENS.  Rd.  v  WHY NOT?  The ve:se ycu write  Ycu sajr is written;  All rules despite,  Bui not despitten.  The gas  you  light  Is never litten.  The things ycu drank  Were doubtless drunk;  The boy you spank  Is never spunk.  A fiisnd you thank  But never thunk.  Suppose you speak,  Then you have spokes;  But if you sneak  You have not snokea;  The shoes that squeak  Have sever squoken.  A dog will bite.  Likewise has bittea  With all his might,  But not his mitten.  ' oYu fly your kite  But not your ki'.tea.  An antiseptic Baby and a Prophylactic  Pup  Were playing  in  a  garden,   when  a  Bunny gamboled up,  They looked upon the creature with a  loathing undispuised.  For   he   wasn't   disinfected,   and   he  wasn't Pasteurized.  They said he was a Microbe, and a  Hotbed of Disease,  They steamed him in a vapor bath of a  thousand-odd degrees,  They froze him in a freezer that was  cold as^ banished hope,  They scrubbed him with permanganate  ��������� and carbolated soap.  With sulphuretted hydrogen they bathed his wiggly ears,  They clipped his frisky whiskers with  a pair of hard-boiled shears,  They donned tbeir ruber mittens when  they took him by the hand.  And elected him a member of the Fumigated Band.  Nowdays there are no Microbes ln that  garden where they play,  For they bathe in pure formaldehyde  a dozen times a day;  They take their daily ration from a  tyyglenic cup,  The Baby, and the Bunny,  and the  Prophylactic Pup.  NOTICE.  OXSSOlJVnOH     07     FABtmSBXP.  The Plumbing business carried on by  Messrs, Kipp ii Montgomery, of 3030  Westminster Road, has been dissolved  by mutual consent. Mr. Montgomery  will continue the business in tne Old  stand.  Mr. Kipp is opening up business ou  the . corner " of 1< ltteentli Avenue and  Humphrey Street, near Westminster  Road.  ' All unfinished work, and any outstanding accounts, is assumed by Mr. Kipp.  Mr. Kipp's address Is Hillcrest post  office.  (Signed) WM. D.  KIPP.  (Signed) S.   S.   MONTGOMERY.  TREE PRUNING  Fruit shade and ornamental by  one who knows how.  S M I f H  550 Seventh ave. East  ^���������.I..i..|..|.i|..I..:..H..H..H.������.I..i..|..tM;..|i.t..H..^ ++.  ���������H-H-H-H********** ���������i������M"I"M"?"i'������l!;"I"l"I"i":"I"l"i"l'lM"l"l"I"������*'  L 0. GRANT  ��������� r ;���������������  2648 Main St.  Li Ua 1111/1111   Main & 11th 1  =:   Men's and Boys' Clothing and Furnishings  S        ^ We wish to thank the people of Mount Pleasant and vicinity for their patronage    '.'.  +    at our our opening.  We wish to state to those who have not visited our store will be pleased to have  you call aud get acquainted.        We pay special attention to/  Boys' Clothing and Furnishings.  '.4^t-M^^^~M-i~M~M-^^*������:~W^~M~> l.HnK'1'M-H' |..MmM"M"I"M'* M4-M* 4..M"M"M"H' 11 111 I* Hill H **>  11  "������������������This is the  FURNACE  we install.  Gome and see us  or call  Phone 6643  Oakley Keating 8 Sheet Metal Co.  ;moj5> pROAPWAX, PAST-;  Sir Joseph Ward Will Rsise Question at Imperial Conference.  The following points from the questions which Sir Joseph Ward  will raise at the Imperial Conference should be of the deepest Interest to Britons all over the empire as well as to New Zealanders.  Regarding Imperial representation of theToversea dominions with a  view to furthering Imperial sentiment, solidarity and interest, the  prime minister suggests that a stage of ^Imperial development has  now been reached which renders, it expedient that there should be  an Imperial council of state. It would consist of representatives  from all the constituent parts of the empire, whether self-governing  or not, in theory and in fact advisory to the Imperial government on  all questions affecting the interests of his majesty's dominions oversea. '  He further suggests that the high commissioners for the dominions in London should be invited to attend meetings of the committee of defence when questions on.naval or military imperial defense  affecting the oversea dominions are under discussion. High commissioners should be invited to consult' with the foreign ministers  on matters of foreign industrial, commercial and social affairs in  which the oversea dominions are interested; and inform their respective governments. High commissioners should also become the  sole channel of communication between1 imperial and dominion governments, governors-general and governors on- all occasions, being  give identical and simultaneous information. ������������������',;.!  He considers, too, that it is in therinterests of the imperial government and also of the oversea dominions that an interchange of  selected officers of the respective civil Services -should take place  from time to time. ��������� ������ .  ' ���������  r-  LIBRARY? WT������UTB8.  Full weight  One & one-quarter  pound loaf    for . ��������� ���������  fectionery,  Fr wts, Etc.,-- o Specialty  , *>J*T..1*������HB������ Wft  The estimates for 1911 for^1( library board are an indication  of the conticually(increasingidenfands-up^B, the public in a growing "city likei Vancouver. ,:    '   V- Y^"' ���������''  " Last year the board spentPabout $17,000; thiffvear it will require  $21,300 to meet Ui& actual needs of the board'. Of this sum $12,620  will 'be^s^fr'hi^laVies-far-the; *$ft*$4,000 for'nWbooksi and the  balance divided between'purchase of,.newspapers, magazines, stationery, repairs, printing, fuel, "insurance and contingencies.  The "itemf for new hookah's a very important one, and upon the  wise expenditure of., this sum will largely depend the success or  otherwise of the institution.     (  r   j  The new librarian will assume his.new office about the end of  this month, and it is expected that he' will add materially to the  efficacy of the library. ������  TIRED MOTHERS  A little elbow leans upon your knee,  . Your tired knee tbat baa so mueb  to bear;'  A child's dear eyes are looking lovingly  From underneath a thatch of tangled  hair.  You (eel the loving, trustful, tender  touch  Of warm, moist fingers holding yours  so tight,  You do not prize this blessing overmuch,  _ You are almost too tired  to pray  tonight.  I wonder now that mothers ever fret  At little children clinging to their  gown;  Or that the footprints, when the days  are wet,  Are ever black enough to make them  frown,  If I could find a little muddy boot  Or cap or jacket on my chamber  floor,  If I could kiss a rosy restless foot.  And hear it patter in my home once  more;  If I could mend a broken cart today.  Tomorrow make a kite to reach the  sky,  Ther's no woman In God's world could  say  She  was' more  blissfully  content  than I. ,    i  But, obi  the'dainty, pillow next my  own' _  Is never, rumpled by a shining head;  My singing birdling from its nest has  flown;  My little boy I used to kiss is dead.  COLORED   VERSION   OF   "THE  NINETY AND NINE."  Po' lil' brack sheep dat strayed away,  Done los* in de win' an' de rain���������  An' de Shepherd he say, "O, hirelin'.  Go fln' my sheep again."  An' de hlrlln' say, "O, Shepherd,  Dat sheep am brack an' bad."  But de Shepherd he smile, like dat 111*  i   brack sbeep  Wuz de onliest lamb he had.  An' he say, "O, hirelin', hasten.  For de win' an' de rain am col', <���������  An' dat 111' brack sheep am lonesome  Out dere, so far f'um de fol'."  But de hirlln' frown; "O, Shepherd.  Dat sheep am ol' an' grey!"  But de Shepherd he smile, like dat HI'  brack sheep .  Wuz fair as de break ob day.  An' he say, "O, hirelin', h-������tpn,  Lo! here is de ninety an' nine,  But dere, way off f'um de sheepfol',  Is dat HI' brack sheep of Mine!"  An' de hirlln' frown; "O, Shepherd,  De res' ob de sheep am here!"  But de Shepherd he smile, like dat UI'  brack sheep,  He hoi' it de mostes' dear.  An' de Shepherd go out in de darkness'  Where re night wuz cor an', bleak,  An' dat li������' brack.sheep, he fin' it,  An' lay it agains'. his cheek.'  An' de hirlln' frown; "O, Shepherd,  Don'-bring dat sheep tome!"  But de Shepherd he smile, on^be holY  -��������� it close,       'V-V '*' '  "  An'���������idat 111' brack: sheep���������wuz���������me!  - ,*��������� -. ,    . ���������liondon Christian.  '*  2410  Westminster R'd  ML PLEASANT  VANCOUVER  RU&&������** TI&E WORK A SPE8IALTY  STEELE CSu MWR  KARRI AGE WORK; GENERAL BLACKSMITHING  HOkSE SHOEING,    JOBBING     ..".,'���������  PRACTICAL HORSESHOER  Special attention given to Lame < >  and Inerfering Horses. j[  '****��������� *$:.::? ^v*B,h prince edward street j :  ftSV. JKP5RTON SMITH AND THIS SCHOOL BOARD.  There can be little doubt that the Reverend Merton Smith is  standing on a strong platform in attacking the school board for its  course in relation to dancing.  School buildings are not built for dance halls. Public money  is not given, either by the government or people, for such a purpose. And the members of the board have made a mistake in letting  the-building to those carrying on- dancing- as-a- regular amusement  or business, if it be such. When a large portion of any community  are religiously opposed to dancing, and often rightly so, then it  would be the part of good taste and wisdom on the part of the school  board to refrain from such a course as has been taken. Perhaps  the matter has been ended. If so, I wish this letter to be cut out.  or rather thrown into the waste paper basket. But if the erring  members ,still persist, then it cannot be out of place to say to them  that they would do well to turn into.the path of wisdom, good taste  and '.'fair play. .".-'    \ .  :A good many parents allow their children to'attend.dances at  times that are a disgrace to all good society. Lately the dancing  carried on in^ one of the public halls became so rank, rotten and  debasing that those in authority had to stop the whole business.  Marty young and inexperienced girls date their downfall from just  such places. When dancing is carried on, and young girls and boys  are permitted to attend, then the parents should make sure that the  conditions and all the environments are of the best and safest character. -;���������������������������'  However, in the meantime no trustee board can iict prvdontlv,  in  arraying themselves aerainst a large������������������ portion-'of the public by  following a course such as that referred to bv the Rev. Merton Smith.  E. '.ODEUM-.  Vancouver, B. C-, February 4th, 1911.  WE-ARE  MOVINQ OUR  ACROSS  THE STREET  FROM OUR OLD STAND  ICitsiJqno Alethodist Church  ���������   "OUR CHURCH  The frUoioivg list of Subjects' is  announced  for   the    month   of  - "  FEBRUARY  For the EVENING SERVICES  A SFJRIES OF FOUR SERMONS     ON      BIBIJE  CHARACTERS  For-the ������������������M--rnin'sr Services,   a  series of  T'irce Sermons on    -  THE    GREATEST   SENTENCE   IN  ALL LITERATURE.  SUNDAY MORNING,  FEB. 5  "The Infinite God.'.'.  SUNDAY MORNING, FEB. 19  "And Fjnite Man."  SUNDAY MORNING, FEB. 26  "In Constant Communion."  SUNDAY MORNING, FEB. IS,  will be Children's Service, and  the Subject "Valentin**."  SUNDAY EVENING, FEB. 5  N AAM AN���������A   Great   Soldier  but a Helpless Leper.  SUNDAY EVENING. FEB. 12  BARZILLAI-An   Old   Man's  Message to Young Men.  SUNDAY EVENING, FEB. 19  PILATE'S WIFE ���������An unexpected Witness.  SUNDAY EVENING, FEB. 26  ELIJAH'S Great Challenge  REV. R. NEWTON POWELL,  Potior.  Church is at the corner of  Larch Street and 2nd Ave., West  iStll Ave 8 Westminster Rd  3024  We CORDIALLY INVITE YOU  NO ATTEND OUR OPENING  IN OUR NEW 5T0RE.  WATCH THIS 5PACE NEXT WEEK  FOR  SPECIALS  Phone Orders Receive Prompt Personal  Attention.       Your Trade Solicited.  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If It's Good, We Have It.  tlons from headquarters at Ottawa to  keep their eyes open for Germans who  might be nosing around trying to get  information about the Dominion. As  far as can be recalled only one man  was under, suspicion and he turned,  out to be an agent for a patent electric lamp.    '   ������������������'���������' '.'''"',.  NEW LIGHT ON GOLDSMITH  NEW8 ������ND VIEWS OF STENOGRAPHERS  II  The death of,Benn Pitman, brother  of the late Sir' Isaac Pitman, while  not entirely unexpected,' comes as a  distinct loss to the stenographic fraternity. He was born in England in  1822 and came to the United ,States ln  1853. He founded the Phonographic  institute at Cincinnati, and in addition  to publishing numerous phonographic  works, was the author-of a biography  of his distinguished brother. The system of shorthand which bore his name  In the United States differed but slightly from the Isaac Pitman system and  has a large following. Bitter controversies are continually waged in the  United States' concerning the respective systems of shorthand in use, but  prejudice and'animosity disappear In  contemplation of the lite long devotion which Benn Pitman gave to the  cause ot shorthand. Whatever 'the  merits of his system may have' been,  no one questions tbe sterling integrity  and disinterestedness of the author.  Benn Pitman has faded; away trom  tbe stenographic arena; hut he has  erected nis own monument in the band  of faithful students he has left behind,  and one which time will not easily  obliterate.  ��������� ' ���������, ���������  The Phonographic Magazine^ organ  of the Benn Pitman system, announces  that, beginning with the January issue,  the representation of w and y in the  shorthand pages will be modified in  certain respects. This change will be  noted in future editions of the Phonographic Amanuensis. ' Teachers, however, may secure copies of the revised  lesson on application to the Phonographic institute, Cincinnati.  .  * ���������   ��������� .  The thirty-fifth annual convention of  tbe ,New York State Stenographers  association was held at the New York  PresB club, New York, Dec. 28 and 29,  _J910^_^   "Slownes in writing Is due" chiefly to  the inability of the brain to supply  quickly enough the proper outlines  for the hand to write. It is the brain  and not the hand that lags. Complete  familiarity with word outlines and precision in writing the shorthand characters, are the two requisites for rapid  shorthand writing. The best way to  gain familiarity with shorthand outlines is by reading printed shorthand  diligently and lattentiviely. In that  way/the best forms for writing words  and phrases may be most easily  learned.���������Gregg Writer.  ���������������������������������������������*'.-  The death occurred recently at Jersey City of John A. Nugent, a member of the national shorthand reporters', association and one of the pioneer  shorthand reporters. He owned the  first typwrlter in New Jersey and was  the first court stenographer In that  state, being appointed to the supreme  court lu 1869. It seems hardly credible that at that time considerable opposition existed to the use of shorthand in the courts.  The compositors on a Hungarian  daily, according to Pitman's Journal,  recently went on strike. The proprietor, having several typwrlter machines  equipped with Hungarian characters,  had the balance of the paper typewritten in regular column form, photographed and stereotyped, and was able  to issue his paper on time. This was  done for two weeks, until a settlement  was made with the compositors.  SPIES AT QUEBEC.  Senator Landry's question in the  Senate concerning American spies at  Quebec during the Tercentenary has  caused no end of talk, especially ln  military circles. It has also recalled  the fact that Canada, with the exception of her Corps pf Guides, has no secret service of any account. The Dominion Police, of course, in times of  peace, do all the Government sleuthing, but 1 hey are not numerically  strong enough, have not the time and  are not properly trained to obtain  military intelligence. It is interesting  to note that, in this respect, during  the German war scare which has become so acute in 1907-08, officers of  the Corps of Guides received instruc-  It is refreshing, after hearing a great  many convincing arguments., on .one  side of a case, to have the other view  presented concisely and simply, in a  manner to indicate that after all it  does not do to follow too closely the  dictates of others, even.though they  be enforced by popularity and dignified by antiquity. We have heard so  often that Oliver Goldsmith/ was a  great simpleton and a sluggish minded  dullard that many of us have come to  accept it for truth, failing to inquire  into the origin of the charge. , The  very picture of Goldsmith might Miave  made us sceptical, and it appears now  that if we had been interested enough  to inquire closely we would have found  that Boswell's Life of Johnson is the  inspiration of.the criticism which has  been so unsparingly directed against  Goldsmith.  All this is made the text of a most  excellent book upon Oliver Goldsmith,  written by Richard Ashe King, and  published by Methun & Company, London. Mr. King's theory carries conviction and makes us feel that a great  injustice has been done to Goldsmith  and that in our blind acceptance of the  importance of Boswell's Life of Johnson we have unfortunately believed  his slanders against a man the superior in many ways of even Johnson, and  whose friendship with Johnson.was the  cause of Boswell's spiteful Jealousy.  Boswell, in fact, seems to have gone  far out of his way to villify the kindly and brilliant Irishman, arid to have  succeeded in his vilification largely  because -Goldsmith was a man of uncommon sensitiveness, who had two  distinct personalities, one that of an  Intense sympathy, and the other, the  vulnerable one, that of exceptional self-  distrust in the presence of people of a  critical Or domineering nature.  It is not unreasonable to believe that  Mr. King's book will do much to place  Goldsmith's name more properly where  it belongs���������among those of the kindliest, origbtest, most versatile,, most  'maligned and roost to be pitied of the  great men of English literature. No  writer was ever more deaerving of the  anguish of his sensitive soul, writhing  under the. iron: heel of some brutai  taskmaster,' all melt like morning mistB  when his sweet and sunny nature has  had' time to bireak"through. By the  time he has reached his wretched  home, climbed v his garret stairs, sat  at his lonely desk and taken up his  weary pen, all, all are gone,:forgiven  and: (forgotten" forever. Hence it is the  disembodied and purified spirit of Goldsmith', with -all that is of the earth  earth? fallen from him and only the  divine remaining-^-which looks out at  you through his works���������guileless as a  child's, playful as a boy, tender as a  woman, wearing his man's wisdom  lightly like the fruit which in our winter woodland looks a flower,' surely  one of  "the sweetest souls  That ever looked with human eyes."  OPINIONS   DIFFER   ON   RECIPROCITY  PROPOSALS.  Millers Angry���������Fish Interests Pleased  ���������Asbestos Not Affected���������-Confidence  In Canada.  (From our own Correspondent.)  Montreal, Feb. 6.���������The industrial  and commercial world has had ample  time to digest the' reciprocity announc-  ment, and it is much easier now to get  a clear and concise view from those  vitally interested in the way the affairs of the country are shaping, than  it was directly after the proposed  agreement had been made known.  Much to the surprise of many; Montreal,.,the centre of manufacturing in  the Dominion, is not as heavily hit as  might have been, expected.  The millers are angry, at least most  of them are, and are preparing for battle. They declare that the proposed  facilities for shipping Canadian wheat  to American mills will have a detrimental effect on the milling industry  which/: will result in substantial loss  to the Dominion.  The fish trade is delighted with the  prospect' of the free handling of fish  between this country and the United  States, which it Is declared, will be a  boon to consumers and fishermen alike.  The asbestos interests, who were as'  apprehensive-as'anybody because Can-  appreciation with whicn Mr. King con- ada turns out 'over eighty, per cent, of  eludes his book: the a8bestos of the world, are breath-  All the mortifications to his child- . _ .���������.,��������� n. _���������������.������ ������_ rrw/._,0Q *r������  like vanity, all the provocations of his Ing B,gh8 of' rellef' Mr Thomas Mc"  childlike petulance, all the anger or tue iDougall, President of the Amalgamat-  GW10 wwm m  QUALITY PKIIIWLII  Hillcrest  Hardware Store  Cor. 18th Ave. and Main Str.  We have ! cceived a large consignment of the celebrated Martin-Senour  100 per cent Pure Mixed Paints for  which we .ire the selling agents for  South V icouver. In introducing  these pa'ns we do so with the confidence that the public will appreciate  the advantages of an absolutelyPure  Mixed Paint.  The Martin-Senour paints are thoroughly prepared by mill grinding and  in this way are much superior over  the old process of stiring by hand.  The difference between a 100 per  cent Pure Paint and a cheap paint, is  so marked that any one can tell as  soon as they begin to use it which  one is pure. One brushful of Martin-  Senour 100 per cent Pure Paint will  cover more surface than two or three  brushfuls of cheap paint, and do it in  a inore thorough manner.  Investigate'before yciu buy.  In these days of sharp competition  it is well to know that you get what  you pay for. There are so many  brands of house paints on the market  now-a-days advertised as "pure," but  are little better ��������� than "dope." Martin-  Senour 100 per cent Pure Mixed Paint  is the cheapest paint in the long run  on the market, because one gallon  covers more surface than any other  so-called paint used. Remember we  guarantee every gallon we sell.  A consignment, of step ladders,  wash tubs, wash boards, ironing  boards and wringers just to hand.  Also a full line of builders "hardware  direct from Eastern' manufacturers. All  orders entrusted to us. will receive  careful attention and as we now have  our own delivery, customers may rely  on prompt service. 1  The  BURNHAM HARDWARE CO.  Cor. 18th Ave. and Mam Str.  PHONE 6932  United States has never, and never  will be, able to compete ./with us in as-  bestos. Asbestos is of. more than usual  interest these days owing7to the' announcement that the Amalgamated  Asbestos has partially reorganized and  appointed Mr. J. D. Sharpe, late mine  manager of the Pittsburg Coal Company where he had charge of 32 mines  in which over 7,500 men were employed to the general managership of the  corporation. Since the asbestos merger  was effected, it has been felt that the  full saving in operating costs has not  been attained, but plans are already  under way whereby at least 140,000 a  year in,administration expenses alone  will be saved.  Although opinions differ amongst the  lumber men, the feeling -seems to be  ed Asbestos Corporation says:  "I do that Canada is not. giving away any-jly proud of this reputation, and are  not find any ground for complaint. The j thing which will hurt her although fear ] very anxious to have it kept absolute-  is expressed that Americans may build . ly spotless.   To this end a group of  so many mills on this side of the bor- j well-known business men have put s  der that over production   will   result plan into operation which, with the  co-operation of the people, should  prove of Immense advantage to the  country in  continuing to obtain the  Local maunfacturers are not affected to any great extent, although Mr!|  George E. Drummond says that if the'  bounties on steel tods are withdrawn'capital required to finance new indus-  on account of reciprocity or on any '. tries and undertakings. Briefly, it is to  other account, the results will be dis- be a statistical bureau, operated by  astrous to the industry. Corporation Agencies, Limited, whose  Confidence in Canada. duty II wln be to collect accurate stat-  The confidence of Europe in Can- lstlcs concerning all financial institu-  ada's growth, her natural resources, tIons- IQ this way a man who has  her developments and her activities'in7 money to Invest, but who does not per-  many spheres, is becoming stronger sonally have the knowledge necessary  every day, and it is likely, that this to discriminate, may get all the expert  spring the influx of foreign moneyfof knowledge he requires before parting  foreign investors, and of foreign let-'^h his money. It is a safety valve:  tiers to this country will surpass all on promoters and will keep Canada's  records.   Montreal capitalists are'Just- ua���������e clean.  I  I  I  I  I  I  fi CAR LOAD  Sherwin-Williams  Paints & Varnishes  I  *'������������������������������������     ���������������������������������������������������������������.���������".       '':..���������'���������.'������������������:"' .,-. .���������'-.. ..��������������������������� > ���������������������������'���������:��������� ���������������������������:'. ���������:'���������  V  just arrived, no matter what you want to paint or  varnish, the Sherwin Williams paints^ an$ varnishes  are made for that purpose and will ftrove the best  you can buy,\     : t,   r  l  l  For building outside and inside and  Roofing use Sherwin Williams paint.  For Staining Shingles use  S., W.  Preservation Shingle Stain.  For Barns Roofs Fences Etc  > S. W.! Creosote Faint    t  use  rrfr  m  ?w;:f W^rtfa:... Walls,.-- etc  Eriameloid.  use  &?>.  iL  For Ffoors use S. W: modern Method  Floor Finishes.  For Chairs ^tjtes^ecbrating Wood-  * . work etc? use S..W. Enamel.  :     >' ' '��������� .  For Buggies Boats etc, use S. W.  .;.>, Buggie Paint,  For all 'kinds of Varnishing^ use  ,     .^herwfe WiHiata? jyarni^hes.,, v  For removing oldf ainjt^nd^i^rnjs^  me:S. W>VTaxite.Y ^,  I  I  I  ������  A Full line of Builders Hardware."'  Stoves at greatly reduced prices.  G. t- McBride I Co.  COR. 16th AVE and MAIN ST.    Phone 2553  You can now buy PU0WCRS and PLANTS  At mount pleasant  HAVE OPENED UP A STORE AT  Corner ot Broadway & Westminster Road  Where they will carry I CHOICE CUT FLOWERS,   PLANTS,  a Full Line of V      SEEDS and GARDEN TOOLS  We take orders for NURSERY STOCK & FLORAL DECORATIONS Etc.  :4mh^^^^hH***s^,*4,4^h^*4^������* ���������^~h^h-x������^:~h~x~x~h^**h-:^  Dry Goods  Fancy Goods  8  ��������� -���������^ ..-i.^  COR. 18th AVE. & MAIN ST.  Dry Goods  MEN'S  FURNISHINGS  ADVANCED   SHOWINGS  OF  ��������� U '   'r  I English Ginghams, guaranteed fast colors pr yd. 121  *-       ��������� ���������.   ������- :,. ��������� ���������   -       ���������-'  Special  I New Embroideries ���������   per   yard      5C>   7^, 10c  ��������� " THE WESTERN CALL  \  <"-<k'ykl  '   ' iiT*'!r  ��������� '.���������*������ Y-(-  js,V V*V ������������"*������������������*&" '"frM-?*  .~^\. ?>*&  "  f   .f      1*   \r  -���������+ J"  ���������j..|..M"H''H"H^^H^"H^"fr^������** 4^H^^H^^������4^^^>4^J^H������*,HMH' *4-H������4"H,4^^M^l^I^H~K~K"J^  St. Valentine's Day  )::  TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th.  Tin. -j.   vv iiat iiiuxc  delightful way of remembering*'a friend than by sending a box of choice  confectionery? You can obtain the freshest and purest aonfectionery at this store and we  will be pleased to deliver it for you.     Xet us have your order.  Night bell  PHOHE 3489  Fishers Drug Store  Cor.     Broadway  and Scott Street  $^.:������.x^x..x������X":������:������:":������:":������:"X*'X������x-:^ 4m^mH"H������H"W,,h,+***,h,,h������h������h,+ 4"M~!~^x^^^~:^^xK~^H~H"i'  npw rwiFt JUSTICE.  About the first of February Sir.  Louis Jette, Chief Justice of the Court  of King's bench will have completed  thirty years of active public service.  He is entitled to, and will, retire on  full pension. The Hon. L. P. Brodeur,  Minister of Marine and Fisheries, has  been mentioned for the position. So  have several other leading Liberal  lights. But it is understood that Sir  Wilfred will not go outside of the recent judiciary for the appointment,,  ^ and that Judge Lavergne, the oldest  sitting member of Sir Louis''court/the  father of* the fiery Armand, the Nation-  \ alist leader will get the post.  BATTLES   AGAINST  ALCOHOL..  Early this" spring two campaigns are  , to be commenced. One is to be against  "the worldlineas of Montreal" and the  other is td "be against the liquor trade.  The first will extend to the city only.  The second   will   start   in   Montreal,  i then branch out to the provinces and  I eventually cover the whole of Canada.  In spite of an increased police force,  iii spite of a morality squad, ln spite  of thei work- of private individuals and  societies, it is alleged that Montreal  is becoming more immoral and less  godly every day. The liquor crusade  will be directed by the officers of the  Dominion Alliance who, despite many  setback's,. hayJa been, successful in closing up some of the resorts of the city.  SHELDON AGAIN.  * * *  Sheldon is still a live issue. It will  be remembered that Sheldon was the  get-rich-quick gentleman who fleeced  the public of a good round sum and  then made his escape to parts unknown. Sir Lomer Gouin, speaking in  the House at Quebec the other day,  practically admitted that the .authorities had been unable to locate him, and  that, although- the detectives had been  sleuthing him for weeks at the cost of  some three thousand dollars, they had  never brought in any results. A newspaper now makes the offer of a reward of -a thousand dollars and all  legitimate expenses to any newspaper  reporter who, will trace Sheldon and  cause his capture for trial.  44^^H^^^H"H^������*****������***������** ���������H'****l������l'M"Mll'M'������fl������l*-MJ'M  Millinery  arid   Fancy  Goods  Early Spring showing of Ready Trimmed Hais.  Tea Cloths  Side Board and  Dresser Covers  Centres, etc.  $1.00  50c  to  to  $2.00  75c  for  for  68o.  23o  T?  Tinted  Cushion Tops,  , Centres,  Photo Frames, etc.  Miss Curie;;;-  S^STR^  i������ ���������������t������������Xi * '*"������' |IP>'t' 'l"l"t"l' '1' 't' * ���������t"V'V * 'I" J1 * * 't* *!' ������l"t* v *I* 'I* 't' *y 'P 't* 'I' 'I' 't* 'I^'I' 't"t' *t* 'I' y '|"t' 'I' 'I* '���������  \       ���������mummmmmmnmm^mmm^���������^������������������������������������������������������       '   Ii ' ������������������Lmm. I    ���������  **���������  NEW BOOKS  Canadian Books of 1910.  A survey of Canadian literature for  1910 is somewhat disappointing to one  looking for outstanding works of imagination. It is perhaps too much  to expect epic poetry along with leaping trade and immigration returns, or  novels Oi world circling interest along  with universal trading in town ard  mining shares. The fact is, the imagination of Canadians is wrapt up in  nation building, in bridging rivers, in  threading mountain passes, in furnishing new communities with the necessities of existence. In spite of this  spirit of materialism there is a comforting quality about the books of tne  year. We miss many of the great  names of the past. Where are the  poets of yesterday? Roberts Is writing animal stories in la Thompson-  Seton; Campbell Is delving into history  and recently gave us an engaging book  on the great lakes; D. C. Scott is silent. Stringer is writing detective stories, Frederick George Scott and Bliss  Carman are still producing, though in  lessened quantity, and Carman has  long since been an exile. Scott recently issued his collected poems,  which by their dignity and beauty of  poetic feeling assure him a permanent  place in the Canadian choir. Carman's  "The Rough Rider," published early in  the year, suggested the maturity of  thought that naturally comes with advancing years with no less, of the old  spontaneity and imaginative fervor. In  place of the names of the older writers  we have a new school of poets, who,  though not publishing books, are familiar to us in the best periodicals on  both sides of the line. Miss Pickthall  and Mrs. MacKay are writing verses  which, though different in character,  worthily succeeds the work of .'the  nature poets of a few years ago.  The fiction of the year furnished no  sensations nor especially brilliant  "dark horses." ������ Miss Montgomery's  "Kilmeny of the Orchard  THE WHY OF ORANGE BLOSSOMS  Like all familiar customs, whose origin is lost in antiquity the wearing of  orange blossoms at a wedding is accounted for in various ways. It has  been said by some that it was on account of the introduction of the orange  branches at the wedding of Jupiter  and Juno. J8y others that the custom  originated among the Saracens, the  orange in that country signifying abundance, and that it was introduced into  Europe by the Crusaders.  Still another tradition comes from  Spain, where it is said that one of the  Spanish kings was presented with a  beautiful orange tree by an African  prince. The tree was planted in the  royal gardens where it was the admiration of every one who saw it. One  of the foreign ambassadors was desirous of introducing so great a curiosity into his own land, but as the  court gardener had been forbidden under pain of death to allow even a  single seed to escape his care, it seemed well night Impossible.  One day, in passing the tree, the gardener broke of a spray of the blossoms  and thoughtlessly handed it to his  daughter, who placed it in her hair.  The girl was beloved by a young ar-  THE MAYOR  OF OLDHAM  ROOTY  Cor. PARK DRIVE  and !4tMYVE., P  We guarantee all our goods and  f not just right Iwe are here to  aiake it right or money refunded,  Mrs. Lees, lately appointed mayor oi  Oldham, England, is the third English  woman to be given this office. The  reason why/in her case, is not,far to  seek, for all accounts of Mrs. Lees  unite in unstinted praise of her. The  newspaper accounts said of her installation: "The ceremony of her installation is a scene that will never be forgotten by tnose who witnessed it. a  small room is usually all that is required on these occasions but this time  it was the oig town hall, and it was  crowded long before the hour. Behind  the people stood, packed like sardines,  and they seemed to be clinging like  flies around the walls. The nomination and election takes place before the  future mayor enters, and a rather regrettable scene of party bickering and  recrimination was witnessed. But it  was almost worth it for the contrast,  when, with the woman mayor, harmony  seemed to enter���������and abide. The tall,  dignified figure entered with the calm,  beautiful, humorous face, crowned with  white hair, upon which the black vel-  i vet bonnet was a graceful substitute  for the ugly, threelcornered hat which  .the mayor usually wears.  Her entrance -was the signal for an  'outburst of enthusiasf.   The robe and  'chains   were  donned,  and   Mrs.  Lees  rose to speak.   Then she thanked her  colleagues   for   the   honor   they   had  done ner, with a little allusion'to those  Iwho disapproved of the election of a  |woman:    "They have a perfect right  GROCERS  Phone   -   -    8792  615 - 15th Ave. &  Westminster Rd.  af^r^u P0,tI������"l7as not as ,ar*ejto their opinion, and they also have a  as ner ramlly considered necessary, perfect right to change that opinion.'  The ambassador, seeing the coveted ' When uer speech was ended the whole  prize ln her hair, and knowing the Iaudlence rose to their 'eet to cneer  story of her love affair, offered her a|a-nd apPlau<L   There was a beauty in  sum sufficient for her dowry if she  would give- him' the spray and say  nothing about it. The marriage soon  took place, and as a token that she  remembered the source of her happiness, .she secretly obtained another  spray of the orange flowers with which  to adore her hair for her wedding.  Whether her father lost his head or  not the. story does not tell, but from  that time orange blossoms were considered the proper adornment for a  bride, and as ln Spain orange trees  became very plentiful and the fragrant  blossoms could be obtained at any time  of the year, it, seemed very appropriate fqr(a bridal flower. Its adoption  in Engjand and Prance was no doubt  due to the subject of bridal decoration  being made a special study by modistes. The traditions .connected- with.it,  as well as its significance in the floral  language, makes the orange blossom' a  very suitable adornment'for a bride.  In Crete the bride and bridegroom  after .the ceremony, were .sprinkled  with orange flower water, as now they  are showered with rice; and in Sar-f  dinla it,was the custom to fasten oranges tfethe horns of the oxen drawing  the niiftial carriage.���������Selected.  the spirit of the whole thing which  must be felt to be understood. One  can only say that she seemed like the  mother of a great family, before whom  her children rise up and- call her  blessed.", ���������  IING NEW ABOUT VEJL8   buttressed  her already high standing. ^Mrs. Mc-  Clung's "Second Chance*; was a raark-i SOMl  ed imprpvenr������gip oiuthe* craftsmanship  of "Danny." Robert E. Knowles in' The!mesbestbat are accepted by  "The Handicap"- struck drpttce* in "writ- "most women are the cobw.e$. effects,  ing of Ontario .pioneer lifejthat; not- so,fine.'that the hair is kep,t in place,  ably, enhanced' his reputat������oh>"At theJ the general neatness of appear^rice-fm*  close pf the .year Robert W. Service,' proved and yet the features are plainly  the most popular poet Canada has had, visible/ \ !  bqupded into .the arena of fiction with j     '     ',    !    "The  Trail of Ninety-eight," a g.rue-|    Shadow effects are also much in evi-  some jiasty, account "of the first jgold' aehce. ^he patterns must not be ob  rush to Dawson, but.withal powerful i trusivefilhough occurring at jrr*m.ia,  and,compelling.   A little earlier H. A. | distant -and  perhaps twice  FLOUR.  (11 the Popular Brands always In  stock.  Roses ...  $1.85  [voyal Household  ............ 1.85  prairie Pride .. ... ... 1.75  ������oyal Standard ..... ..... 1.75  These   are  all   standard  brands;  |i.d guaranteed by the makers.  BAKING POWDERS.  Price's, per tin........... .35c  lagic, per tin ....... 7........7.20c  rgo, per tin :.................. 25c  Impress,  per tin.............. 15c'  Ouro wn Special Blend of Tea has  sepme a favorite with every one  io has tried it.  .    Fresh Coffee, ground while  wait, Upfon's Electric Mill.  per lb.   you  |>c per lb.; or 31bs. for.  .$1.00  .35 and 40c  THISTLE BRAND BUTTER.  Second to none; 3 lbs. for....$1.00  EMPRESS JAMS.  In 20-oz. glass, each ......25c  C. & B. Marmalade in Crocks,  each ,..-} .��������� v. v...... ���������  15c  Robertson's    Marmalade,2   -lb.  tinsY each Y  25c  CANNED VEGETABLES.  We only stock theb est.   Quaker  Brand Tomatoes, Peas, Corn, Beans.  Cody gave in "The Frontiersman" an  account of - pioneering in the Yukon  along lines made familiar by Ralph  Counor's earlier works. Norman Duncan continued his successful description of Newfoundland 'fishing life for  boys in "Billy Topsail & Co.," while  Arthur McFarlane, a new writer for  boys, made a promising debut in "Red-  ney McGaw," a story of circus life.  Marion Keith's new novel, "'Lizabeth  of the Dale," is another careful, if not  brilliant, interpretation of rural life in  central Ontario.  The most marked advance was made  in the less travelled flelds_pf literature.  StephenTLeacock burst into full flower  as a humorist in "Literary Lapses,"  the best we have had since Judge Hali-  burton. Andrew Macphall won international recognition for his brilliance  in "Essays in Fallacy." A new western writer, Mrs. Arthur Murphy, was  no less successful in a series of racy  sketches entitled "Jamey Canuck in  the West." Prof. W. F. Osborne gave  practically the only contribution to  theology in "The Faith of a Lawman."  Considering the first-hand sources of  Information at their disposal, our politicians do little writing for public en-1  lightenment. The exception this year  was C. A. Magrath, who wrote a  thoughtful volume 'Canada's Growth  and Some Problems Affecting It.-'  Of history there was little and of biography still less. Dr. Arthur Went-  worth Eaton's "History of King's County" was one of the few military productions pf the Maritime Provinces. A.  F. Hunter's "History of Simcoe County" was a painstaking record of a  romantic portion of Ontario. Of anthologies Mr. L. J. Burpee gave us  several in tabloid form, useful as far  as they went and Mrs. C. M. White-  Edgar's "A Wreath of Canadian Song  is valuable especially for its record of  the earliest Canadian verse. Frank  Yeigh's volume of travel and descr p-  tion, "Through the Heart of Canada,"  is an accurate and well written picture  of this country, more especially "intended for those who know comparatively little of it.  Last and in many respect3 most important of the year, is Go'dwin Smith's  "Reminisences," edited by Arnold Haul-  tain. Goldwin Smith had been for years  our greatest stylist, and the facts here  related in entertaining vein wf'l be a  storehouse for the historian for years  to come.  though occurring at irregular  in  one  length..^ i  Russian nets are simply a woven dot  of the silk thread. The intensity of  the color at regular intervals gives the  effect of chenile dots without the raised portions.  For cold weather "or for ,motoring  there are knitted veils of Shetland  wool.- The meshes are fine and plain  and the comfort surprising. These are  new and are being worn by many  .women.  The figured black veils of handrum"  lace have tried very hard to be reinstated in the favor of the well-dressed.  But when you feel "like a parlor window," as one clever woman expressed  it, the end is not difficult to understand.  Any freakish decoration.on a veil is  in bad style. When the question in the  observer's mind is whether the wearer  has a scar on her cheek or an obtrusive eruption, then indeed the veil had  better ue cast aside.  A TEA PARTY.  The Connoisseur recommends:  ,For lovers���������propinqui-tea. >  ���������  For "the wedded���������fideli-tea.  "'  For the scientist���������curiosi-tea  For the American���������liber-tea.  For the priest���������austeri-tea.  For the Politician���������capaci-tea  .For the,philanthropist���������generosi-tea  . For the business man���������integri-tea.   '.  For the maiden���������modes-tea.  For the statesman���������autfiori-tea.  , For the wit���������brevi-tea.  "' For the Juggler���������dexteri-tea.'    -  For the preacher���������divini-tea.  - For the newly-wed���������felicl-tea.  For the man in trouble���������equanimi-tea  -For the farmer���������fertili-tea.  For the extravagant���������frugall-tea.  For the sagfr-gravi-tea.  For tho jockey-^-celeri-tea!  For the proud���������humili-tea.  " For the sinner���������morall-tea:  For the guilty���������Immuni-tea.  For the judge���������impartiali-tea.,  For'the servant���������civilf-tea.  For the damaged���������indemni-tea.  .-For-the Just���������inflexibili-tea.  For. the wavering���������stabili-tea.  For the soIemn-^-Jolll-tea.  ���������For the victor���������magnanimi-tea.  For the candidate���������majori-tea.  , For the flctionist���������probabiii-tea.  For the bibliomaniac���������rari-tea.  For the foolish���������sagaci-tea.  For the banker���������securi-tea.  For the aeronaut���������intrepidl-tea.  Economyllffiilai   Udexr  ECONOMY.  A New England mother had come  upon her eightyear old son enjoying  a feast whereof the component parts  were jam, bread and butter.  "Son," said the mother, "don't .you  think it a bit extravagant to eat butter with that fine jam?"   "No, ma'am," was the response. It's,  economical; thesame piece of bread  does for both."  When any veil leaves the eyes overstrained or the head aching,. change  it for another type. An occulist once  observed that he had built his house  on yells. There's food for thought in  that statement.  LOVE  OF THE   RIGHT STAMP  A collector of postage-stamps, possessing 12,544 specimens, desires to  contract a marriage with a young lady  a'so  a  collector,  who  has   the  blue  Mauritius  stamp  of  1S47.    No  other  need apply.'  P. SINCLAIR  "Sure you're thoroughly competent?"  "Well, I ran over thirteen persons in  eleven months, and never was caught."  DIFFERENT.  The Candidate  (having quoted the  words of an eminent statesman in support of an argument)���������"And, mind you,  merely, my opinion.   These are words  these are not my words.   This is not  of a man who knows what he's talking  about." ���������'���������'  SKIRT MODIFICATIONS  Fortunately, the extreme exploitations of a fashion die a quick and decided death on this side of the sea,  and the hobble skirt has been hobbled, as quickly as was compatible  with its scanty lines, out of style, in  its place the lower line has been  widened and modified to give a delightful variety of line at the lower  part of the skirt.  Some of the new models suggest other days, when the voluminous folds  were looped up at the side by cords  and jeweled chains. Indeed, one skirt >  exploited by a daring desie-ner has  given a decidedly raised line at the  front and side/with a long sweep to:  ward the back. Shoes designed especially for the gown should be worn  with a costume of this type. It is  doubtful, however, as to whether this  new idea will be accepted by us.  Trains are appearing on evening  gowns. Woman, despite the fact that  short, round-length dresses are very  comfortable, still clings to a type of  dress that gives her dignity and em-  phosizes her grace. A train undoubtedly does these things; therefore the  makers have heeded the call and are  giving us more modifications than ever.  There is the,,square court train,  made extra and hanging in a straight  sweeping line from the waist or  shoulders to any length on the floor.  WELL RECOMMENDED.  Two negro men came up to the outskirts of< a crowd where Senator Bailey  was making a campaign speech. After  listening to the speech for about ten  minutes, one of them turned to his  companion, and asked:  "Who am dat man. Sambo?"  "Ah don' Know, what his name am,"  Sambo  replied,  "but he  certainly  do  recommen' hisself mos' highly."  THE WIND SHIFTED.  "How was it the fat aviator came  to grief?"  "I suppose he gave out that horse  sneese of his."  ALWAYS BEHIND.  "Is your son still pursuing his studies, Mrs. Brown?"  "Yes, mut it seems to be a stern  chase."  A COMPROMISE.  Dominie���������"Why don'e you two brothers join the church?"  One of the Two���������"We can't both  join, for one of us has to weigh the  coal."  SOCIAL PROGRESS.  '���������What is bric-a-brac?"  "Junk that's got into society.'  &  NO   SECRET.  "Mrs. Chucksley, is your husband a  member of any secret society?"   ���������  "He thinks he is���������but he talks" in  his sleep."  Make a  Happy  Home  FLOUR.  Radium. 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The bishop was  totally indifferent to the movion of the  ship, and while enjoying the brisk  winds he took out his cigar-case, and  with a smile said to the curate:  "You don't mind my smoking, I suppose?"  The meek, pale little man nodded  and answered humbly:  "Not if your lordship doesn't mind  my being sick."  A SIGN OP BAD WEATHER  A nervous woman on an ocean liner  approached a deck-hand, during a sea-  bou of "head seas," and asked:  "Have you ever seen any worse  weather than this, Mr. Sailor?"  "Take a word from an old ealt,  mum," replied tbe deck-hand. "The  weather's never very bad while there's  any females on deck a making inquiries about it."  OUR LANGUAGE IS 80 EXPLICIT!  The tradesman had'rendered hit MIL  waited a month and then wrote:  "Please, sir, I want my bill."  Back   came   the   bill,   with   these  words:  "Certainly; here it is." c  The  bill  was  returned,  and   ln  a  month the tradesman again wrote:  "Kindly send me the amount of my  bill."  And the answer came, promptly and  politely: ���������  "Certainly; it ie $104.2������."  The   third   month/the   tradesman  .gain wrote:  "Will you Bend. me.a check for the  amount of my bill?"  The answer came, with a blank, unsigned checks  , "Certainly; here is the check. I have  kept the amount of your bill."  The  fourth   month, the   tradesman  wrote:  "I want my bill paid."  And the answer came back:  ��������� "So do I."      % . .  Then the'tradesman gave,i^ up.  ONE   FOR   LEAP YEAR  A shy young man had been calling  on "the sweetest girl in the world" for  many moons, but, being bashful, his  suit progressed slowly. Finally she  decided it was up to her to start  something, so the next time he called  she pointed to the rose in the buttonhole of his coat and said:  "I'll give you a kiss for that rose."  A crimson flush spread over his  countenance but the exchange was  made after some hesitation on his  part. Then he grabbed his hat and  started to leave the room.  "Why, where are you going?" she  asked in surprise.  "To the���������er���������florist for more roses,"  he called back from the front door.  6 lots hear Tilley, Mountain View Koad, D. L; 332;  32x110 to lane.  '$50 down; balance over two years.  I  E. ft, O'Connor 2922h���������* ������&ET  Phone   7959  ���������-3 -������?t������������ .wacw������ -������*v  THEY WERE BEGINNING  IT RATHE  EARLY  In a summer hotel, where the rooms  on the first floor were, lettered instead  of numbered, a young bridal pair were,  given the suite including the rooms  M. and L. A new call-boy, carrying a  basket of fruit for them, had forgotten  which rooms they occupied, and, coming upon their English maid in the  hall, he called out:  "Where can I find Mr. and Mrs.  Patrick?"  "You'll find Mr. Patrick in h'M,"  repHed the maid, "and 'is wife is in  h!L."  THEN HE COLLAP8ED  SELF-HELP AT 8EJtf   *  On the steamer 'f he "little Bride was  very much concerned, about ber- husband, who Was troubled with dyspepsia. '    " '"''    '  -  "My husband is peculiarly liable .'to  seasickness, Captain," remarked the  bride. "Could you tell him what to  Jo in case of an >attack?',' -  "That won't be 'necessary, .Madam;"  replied the Captain; "bell do/it."  HOW 8HE PLEASED THE BISHOP  A well known Bishop, while visiting  at a bride's new home for- tbe first  time, was awakened quite early by tbe  soft tones of a soprano voice singing  'Nearer, My God, to Thee." As the  Bishop lay in bed he meditated upon  ������he piety which his young hostess  must possess to enable her to begin  her day's work'in such a beautiful  :frame.;Of-mindr^^^^7Y^^^^^v^_^^  At breakfast be spoke to her about  it, and told her how pleased he was.  "Oh," she replied, "that's tbe hymn  I boil the eggs by; three verses for  soft and five for hard.".  The first time a man speaks in public he probably suffers more agony in  a shorter space of time than at any  other part of his career. Toung  Frankington felt the truth of this  very keenly the other day, when he  found himself facing an audience of  free and independent voters at an  election. He had prepared a very fervid  oration in support of his father's can  didacy, but fo rthe first few moments  he could do nothing but gasp. Then, ii  response to an encouraging cheer, he  began to speak.  "Mr.���������Mr. Chairman," he stammered, "when I���������when I left home this  evening only two people on this earth  ���������my father and myself���������knew what  I was going to say; but now���������now-  well, now, only father knows."���������Tit-  Bltil >-  FOOD FOR THOUGHT.  - The* solemnity of the meeting was  [somewhat disturbed when ;tbefeloquent  young, theologian pictured in glowing  words the selfishness of men v/hc  spend their evenings at the club, leav  ing tjheir wives in loneliness at home  at this happy season. "Think, my hearers," said he, "of a poor, neglected  wife, all alone in the great, dreary  house, rocking tbe cradle of her sleeping babe with one foot and wiping  away her tears with the other!"  |        PRAIRIE PRODUCE CO.  Iff  o  I  New Laid Eggs  Eastern Eggs ....  Eastern Select        -      -    k-  Eatitern Extra Select     - :  Sweet Butter ....  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ErjECTRICAJL CONTRACTOR  529 Broadway W  VANCOUVER B.fc)  r  Electrical Chandeliers  Bella; Fittings, House wiring  Motor Wiring and Repair-'  Telephone  Systems  ���������������������������������������������������������  >���������������������������>������*������*������������������������������������������>������������������������������������������������������������������������������  BRANCH:  Cor, Main C& Broadway f  PHONE L8404  ^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������44Ht,<^tw*������<<<e>M<������������������������I������^^������������������������  PAT'S PA88ING THOUGHT  It was ash-day. Pat and Mike were  obliged to halt their heavy-loaded cart  to make way for a funeral. Gazing at  the procession Pat suddenly remarked.  "Mike, I wish* I knew where I war  goin' to die. I'd give a thousand  dollars-to-know-the-place -where=l'ro  goin' to die."  "Well, Pat, what good would it do i  yez knew?"^  "Lots," said Pat.   "Shure I'd nivei  go near tbot place."  MULTIPLEX TELEPHONY  Mount Pleasant Livery  NEW STABLES'    '    - - NEW EQUIPMENT I  2545 HOWARD STREET     -     -     PHONE 845 <  .   >HA''KSYBROUGHAMS, -SURREYS, j  SINGLE AND DOUBLE DRIVERS. \  Night Orders promptly attended to. |  =������Z   T?T7TVYD A    r^.A'tPl?   ~������=  1821 MAIN STREET  MEAL TICKETS $4.75       MEALS 25c  SHORT ORDERS A SPECIALTY.    Meals at all hours.    Whi������e  Help employed.   Quick Service and Courteous Treatment.  ye  us a call H.PETERSON, Prop.  More than one telephone message  may now be sent at the same tine over  a single wire, without interference,  by an invention of Major George O.  Squier, ot the United StateB Signal  Corps. Practically the same thing  has0 been done with telegraphy for  years7 although four messages is the  maximum so far sent with commercial  success. Squier's method, we are told  in an editorial in "The Elect:ical Review and Western Electrician" (Chicago, January 14), is based on the  superposition of currents of different  frequencies ������������������with-the use of properly  tuned transformers for isolating these  at the receiving end. Curiously enough  the rates of vibration chesen are so  hi^h that they can not be heard directly. The sounds heard at the receiver are due not to these rapid vibrations themselves hut to the variation in what is' called the "effective  \'f.lue" of the currenis, which changes  with audible frequency.   We read:  "According to announcements made,  not only may a number ci* elephone  conversations be thus carried on upon  the same line, but it is possible to  send at the same time telegraph messages, that is to say, messages which  are transmitted v/ith the ordinary key  and receiver upon fhe ordinary sounder. The principle of separation is  here the same as with the telephone  messages.  "The method ^involved in this new  invention is so simple that like many  ���������Others, after iit ie once explained one  wcmcfarB ^wby at <has Bet, teen .utilized  ��������� I tnwtn *a*mss***s****asa*a*ammsa'  PROF. COWAN  t  EXFEEt TEACHER: of Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo,, Authoharp ?;nd  Zither. Twenty Private lessons  $7.00.        No class lessons   Musicians supplies df every descrip-  i tion.  CPWSIHO-PATE INK STORE  2315 Westminster Avenue near 7th  IHHntMMWW  ���������*>** ******** *���������������*���������*������* .*.*��������� ������ . <��������� . ff .������!������.,������ ...���������������,������,, S **:������������������������ t* t* . * .���������*������������������������>  30  I Y?iv:  'Servicer^^^^^^^^^5^  Short Orders at All Hours,  the Kitchen my Personal Attention.    ������U*  before. The operations are similar  to the famous experiments of Helm-  holt z iu analyzing sound waves into  their various constituents by the use  of apparatus which was tuned to pick  out the various components of a complex sound. The secret of the success here lies in using for the vailous  components employed frequencies  which are themselves inaudible and  therefore produce no appreciable effect  in the telephone, for if these vibrations were taken up by the diaphr&grr  and were audible they would so inter  fere with the sound of the useful vi  brations as to disguise them beyond  recognition. ���������;.���������.���������'.'.  "Acording to Mr. Frank L. Perry,  this is not the first time that more  than one telephone message has been  sent over a single circuit. According  to the claims of Mr. Perry, such a  feat was performed in Chicago over  two years ago, but without a knowledge that of the method used by Mr.  Perry it is impossible to make any  comparison between his accomplishment and that achieved in the Washington laboratory.  "Major Squier is to be"complimented not only upon his evolution of  what promises to be a very useful in  vention, but also upon his action in  giving the results of his time ano  labor to the public. While many persons regard this as the only proper  thing to do in the case of one who is  in the public service, it is not always  that su hedbligations are recognized,  bo that the public receives the benefit."  c^WRS.  UJCKtiUESt,  # Proprietress.  ^���������.���������������������������.���������4>^'4<-'it"������"S>-������4>-������.<g>^iiH������.^-������������.tllii.������.^i^0^  ;'y:  '"   V"1 Z~������'':-;r*������ ^&'W~>'t^i*>   v*i.(i ik'$.,������':-.k Jra?i-ijrcAg  h������ unimat WEBB \ YOUiG oasj-ittino   1  k J^!^������%youHGkPiipii^       . _ ^ad^aA^a^aA^aA^aM%\i^i  -'" 1  f                 1/     "'"    f-  ��������� ' I  f                                 *                                        *^           '��������� tf<frk- ^'^:,V'                    &  ������  J  PHONE 6964  P.O. BOX   16,    HILLCRE5  WEBB & YOUNG  PLUMBING, GASFITTING and HOT WATER  HEATING.    ^Steves Connected and General  Repairs,   Etc.  Estimates Given COR. 21st and WESTMINSTER Al  j J-.^.,'-.'o,';','   V'.vy'   *������!>"<   t/'v.i   ',  ;'������������������    t, <-.���������>'    v  '. 1    '. t*a ,H r "J  <������������������ -X't.    ,   -"     -  j,   llvl*          *  C/-'  U*-������  r^'YA- r..  ^v/YrVr'''  THE WESTERN CALL  A   ************************  }TORONTO |  FURNITURE   STORE  -i       3334 Westminster Avenue.  -o  -������>  Xmas Goods   *  A   large    assortment    of o  CHINA,   and   the   prices ; [  are right. ���������<;  ~������>Many good Xmas sugges- ������������������'  i ������ ��������� ������������������       *.t  tions in furniture.  V    H. COWAN.  ��������� h|i4m|������:.*.>*.>������**.>#***4hJ.������4hJ**^|i  Piano Tuning  Expert Rjepair Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  i\ W. J. GOARD;  OOIUNOWOOD EAST  Leave your orders at the Western Call  MArK BROS. UBdertakers  Open Day and Night  lOFFICE and CHAPEL  f^020 GRANVILLE ^ Phone 8282  f.  pJAS.   QILLOTT  SASH   AND   DOORS  f"Wood Turning and General Mill Work  1029 rielville Str.  Phone 2745  Dr. Geo. Howell  Veterinary Surgeon  Office and Residence  .one B8608     955 Broadway W  ;v  wsyjsavnqmkmVK*  ��������� MT. piJeapant church  .,       Cor. Ninth Av*. and Quebec. St. ���������  I Sunday Services���������Public worship at 11  i.m. and.7:00 p.m.*. Sunday School and  Bible Class at 2:30 p.m.  tt    Bev. J. W. Woodside. M.A., Pasto  70 Ninth Ave.'W.   Tele.* ������?948.  170  WESTMINSTER CHURCH  Cor. Welton and 26th.    One block east  of Westminster Ave.-     *  Services���������Sunday.   11:00   a.m.   and   7:20  p.m.    Sunday School, 2:30.  Ur    Rev. J. H. Cameron. B.A., Pastor  Residence. Cor. Qeubec and 21st.  asarwt  falT.  PLEASANT  BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Quebec St.  S. Everton, B.A., Pastor  260 13th Ave. E.  f>rpa.chinc  Services���������11   a.m.   and   7:30  pin    Sunday School at 2:30 p.m.  CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH  I Cor. 10th Ave. and'Laurel St.  Services���������Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:30  ��������� p.m.     Sunday   School   at  2:30  p.m.  Rev. P. Clifton Parker, M.A., Pastor  tl 11th Ave. W.  ft-  W������T*OS*fT  MT. PLEASANT CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Ontario  ervlces���������Preaching at  11  a.m.  a���������  ������  7-00  p.m.    Sunday  School  and  Bible  _ Class at 2:30 p.m.  F-ev. W. Lashley Hall, B.A.B.D., Pastor  Parsonage. 123 Eleventh Ave. W.nupju  ^araonage: 123 Uth Ave. W. Tele. 3624.  ^Evensong at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday.  AWOMOAW  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH,  , Cor. 9th Ave. and Prince Edward^St.*^  brvices���������Morning Prayer at 11 a,m. and  .    i     Rev. O. H. Wilson, Rector  Uctory, Cor.  8th Ave. andt Prince Ed-  "ev     *' ward St.    Tele. L3B43.  ...       tsrvarn wt ssxmvs  lEORGANIZED CHURCH OF CHRIST  837 Sth Ave. E.  tervlces���������Every   Sunday   evening   at   8  fo'clock.   Sunday School at 7 o'clock.  J. S. Ralney, Elder  lOTDSreWDEHT   OBDM   OT   0������������-  ��������� nuowi  :MT,   PLEASANT  LODGE'NO.   19  I Meets   every   Tuesday   at   8   p.m.   In  fO.O.F.   Hall.   Westminster   Ave.,   Mt.  Tieasant.    Sojourning brethren cordially  Ivited to attend.  BA. Mathews, N. G. '������...'���������'"  KW. F. McKenzie, V. G., 452 10th avenue  Est"  fsYsewell, Rec.  Secy.,  481  7th avenue  1st.  Hay~  No. 1 Timothy*  c/Ufalfa  Prairie  Green  Oat  ���������*& A* 4"  POULTRY SUPPLIES  \A SPECIALTY  4*   ir*  &  F.T.VERNON  %  ^  Successor to S. W. KEITH  Broadway and Weatminster Road  PHONE 1687  COMMUNICATION  IDRTSlTDEirT OBDBB TOSKESTBMM  COURT VANCOUVER NO. 1328  [Meets   2nd  and  4th  Mondays  of each  onth at 8 p.m. in the Oddfellows' Hall,  t. Pleasant.    Visiting brethren always  Slcome.     '     '      "'     ' .  .H. Hanklns, Chief Ranger.  IM. J. Crehan, Rec. Secy., 337 Princess  City  Pen'gelly. Fin. Secy., 237 11th Av. E.  ���������XMTKX, OBAXOB &ODOB  MT. PLEASANT L.  O. L. NO 1842  -Meets  the 1st and  3rd  Thursdays  of  Ich month at 8 p.m. in the K. of P. Hall.  fl visiting brethren cordially welcome.  [John Coville, W. M., 30 13th Ave. VkV  N. E. Lougheed, Secy., 725 17th Av. W.  HALL FOR RENT.  O.   O.   F., Mount   Pleasant.���������All  plications for use of this Hall to he  kde to J. Haddon and all rents   for  ie to be paid only to me.  J. HADDON,  [.one L3184    Care Trimble & Norris.  2503 Westminster Road.  ������������������/���������'        Hillcrest, Feb. 4, 1911.  Editor Western Call.  Dear Sir:���������.  - I think there is a lot of inconsistency in the License Commission business, I take it for granted that a great  majority of the men of Vancouver,  want sound temperance ���������. men on the  License Board, and to get them they  have to get men who belong to the  church, or at least under the influence  of Christianity. The church thinks  there is not a redeeming feature about  the liquor traffic as ��������� a beverage, the  general conferences of the Methodist  churches of the United States and  Canada declared that the traffic ia vicious in principal and powerless str a  remedy, and it cannot be legalized  without sin, the Presbyterian and Baptists have spoken out nearly as strong  on the subject as tbe Methodist, I am  creditable informed that the Catholic  church will not' allow their members  to sell strong drink! - I cannot see how  any intelligent Christian man that is  loyal to bis church and his conscience,  can give bis name to legalize tbe business. If tbe law requires tbat be must  sign tbe license contrary to bis 'own  convictions, be-is only a machine. Judas sold his master for thirty pieces of  silver and they call bim a mean man,  but be had the redeeming feature,  when his conscience was awakened be  went and banged himself (after he  bad brought back the money and  threw it down at the feet of the authorities) and they did not know what  to do~ with the money. They would  not put it into tbe^ treasury because  it was the price of blood, so they took  tbe money and .bought a potterfleld  to-bury strangers in,-but-the~author-  ities of Vancouver take the price of  blood and put it into tbe treasury, and  authorize men to create victims for  the potterfleld. If I understand the  law, it is as much against tbe law to  sell to a drnken man, as it is for the  man to get drunk, yet the man who  gets the license has a good moral  character, yet the man who baB created  an appetite according to law, that he  ennot control, is made drunk by these  men of good moral character, according to law, and the police take hold ot  them according to law, and* the magistrate fines them according to law, and  takes his money (if the'liquor seller  has left him any), if not he is sent to  jail, according to law, and these men  of good moral character go free. The  city is making money out of the poor  drunkard, if the liquor sellers would  obey the law, there wouid be no drunkards in the police courts. Ah, consistency Thou art a jewel. Mr. South  the manager of the Cbildrens' Home  informed me that 90 per cent of the  children he had charge of were there  on account of the drinking parents.  Only think of the thousands of children  who would be better off if they were  taken away from their parents. Mr.  Higenson, a lumber man who employs  a number of men to work in the lumber woods also informed me that there  was not 10 per cent of the men he  employed that saved their money,the  rest of them spent it for drink. I don't  claim to be an authority on this subject, but my thoughts have run along  these lines for some time and I  thought I would put them on paper. If  I have written,anything that will not  bear investigation let some of the wise  ones show me where it is wrong. Truth  will not lose anything by investigation.  Thanking you Mr. Editor in anticipation, ���������  1 remain yours truly  JAMES   WELLS  Hillcrest  WHISKEY and LOGGERS  The "Lumber-Jack" is often spoken of in terms whieh would  infer that he was made of different material from the rest of the  human family. Some think that any old *'iing will do for a "lumberjack". To those, however, who know him, the logger is a man to be  respected and often loved. Usually they are honest, whole-souled,  hard working men. They are braye as lions and unselfish as a  woman. They have rough exteriors but tender hearts, and when the  occasion calls forth the?softer side, they are as sympathetic as any  other species of the human family.  The average citizen does not think that he is worth bothering  about and is quite satisfied to allow the unscruplous rumseller and  his host of satellites to rob him of his money and of his manhood as  well.  - Wherever you have a logging camp, you will usually find some  kind of a rum-selling joint. These saloons are not there because of  the demand of the logger for th ir presence, but because some individual, who has parted with the last vestage of manliness, has  sented out an opportunity for making a few dollars by preying on  the weakness of his fellows. These creatures know that out in the  loneliness of the "bush", men will crave for social life, and will  flock to his place of business, i id inevitably drift into the habit of  imbibing the vile stuff'he .pleases to cal liquor.  These rum-sellers, are the lowest of their kind, despicable  cowardly and wholely void of the elements of manliness. They care  for nothing but the loggers money.  Throughout the lumbering districts of this province (these  human vultures have for years plied their nefarious trade. Owing to  the strictness of the Provincial Government the evil effects have been  somewhat lessened in, the last few years, but it is still sufficint to  warrant careful consideration. Not only should-be pay attention to  those who open up their rum-shops contiguous.to the logging camps,  but also to certain city Hotels (?) who cater specially to this class  of trade. These city hotel keepers have a doctrine which if written  down would read something like this: "When you see a logger  coming into a bar sober, i)e sure he has some money. First, you  should give him a; couple of drinks and be very sociable, get nim to  give you his "pile "for safe keeping (just at this point the vulture  winks'-then pour into him all the vile stuff you can, the washings  of the bar, and drainings of dirty glasses or any other kind of  "home-brewed" forty rod. When he is paralized, keep him so for  a period commensurate with the size of his plie. Charge him twenty-  seven prices for his drinks and then after the required, time has  elapsed, sober him up by placing him to sleep on the floor of some  suitably dirty room, basement, or any other place, always remembering that 'any thing is good enough for a lumber-jack.' When he  awakens tell him that his money is all gone���������To ease his feelings, and  in order to assure him that you are in very.truth his 'guardian  angle', give him a 'free' drink of good liquor and tell him' to get, if  he objects or wants to know too much of how his money was expend*-  ed, 'kick' him out, if he comes back, call the police, because you cannot risk the reputation of your house by having around a man who is  intoxicated, that is of course, if his money is gone."  This is no imaginary case but what ia hapening in this city  year in and year out. Certain houses along Water street and in that  vicinity are veritable clearing houses where loggers come in with  from $50 to $500 and upwards and are harboured until their money  is gone, and then sent back to the bteh in bunches. They are  deliberately kept drunk in direct, contravention, of fhe law.L If these  loggers could savej their earnings they could be independently rich  in a few years, with the opportunity for investment there is in  British Columbia. But they get into the hands of the ''robbers" and  'ure-literally;" skinned "~of their earnings:- ������ ., - ,      ,-.���������--   i  Something could be done to minimize this evil-r-rfirst by a more  strict enforcement of the law regarding selling liquor to intoxicated  ' men. There is no doubt of the prevalence of this practice with  certain so-called Hotels in this city. -Any day one can watch men  by the dozen stagger into bars and get'their drink. One bartender,  when testifying before a coroner's jury regarding a man who fell  on the tile floor of his bar and was killed, stated "a man was con  sidered sober as long as he could stand up to the bar."  ��������� Many hotel keepers will' refuse to supply a man who is intoxicated and to such it is unfair to allow' those other unscruplous  dealers to sell to all and sundry. A law on the'books will not stop it,  but a vigorous application of the law will. Secondly, the law forbids  a bartender or hotel keeper to cash checks. This is also flagrantly  abused. We frequently point with pride and satisfaction to the  liquor laws, to this provision ,or to that feature, but how absurd to  expect, them to be effective if not enforced. Laws which are for the  controlling or restricting of the sale of liquor are the only laws which  we treat in this way. We never expect the law regarding stealing,  __or_ murder, or .pickpocketing, etc., to���������beself applying,-nor_ do_ we  expect that the mere placing of a law on the statute books will prevent the abuse which it is aimed at, unless it is vigorously enforced.  But with the liquor laws we take the absurd position that all that  is necessary is to pass a law." Even the police seem to be imbued  with this idea, for we have laws on our statute books now which  if enforced for one day would place half of the hotel men in this  city behind the bars.  There is a maudlin sentiment pervading society that a liquor  seller is a species of sainthood and a much abused man who should  be accorded privileges which are denied to men in other businesses, it is the sentiment wh'ich causes so much defiance of our laws  and the innocent suffer.  In any case we desire to put in a word for the "lumber-jack",  let us protect him at least as far as our laws demand and if possible  to some other extent as well.  New Music  A Large Shipment of Music Now on Hand should  have been delivered for Holiday Trade so to make  entire Clearance we will sellat a Great Reduction  Cowan's Music Store  2315 Westminster Avenue  ********* t*tlun*^*********0*************** ***********  il B. (J.  Short Orders a Specialty.  The most up-to-date place to eat on the Hill.  All home cooking.  White help.   Quick service.  2609 MAIN STREET   -    -   MRS. LUNO, Prop.  +***+*********************o*************************>  ���������������������������it...  ���������***������..!..  ........... .���������.  llillllllHIIIIII  |r���������������������������������������������������������������������  Soil Vancouver Bakery  MIAN STREET  Cakes, Pastry Bread, Confectionery  Wedding & Birthday Cakes a Specialty  South Vancouver Bakery, GEORGE HERRING, >rop  ���������-������-������-��������������� nil i������n> llllllll ���������������������������������������������������������������������������  ���������B ������i*i* 1������t������I* I*\*t*\*i******i*t*l*\*1���������1���������1������l������I������1������1���������>���������  Paper Hanger, Palater  and Decorator  W. > PERRY  ;/  GREATER VANCOUVER.  A joint deputation from Vancouver City and South Vancouver  waited upon the Provincial Government re the annexation of South  Vancouver.  The joint committee who have had this matter in charge had  drafted a bill, which they asked the Provincial Government to pass  as a public measure. This bill provides for the annexation of the  district of South Vancouver by a vote of two thirds of those polled.  At present it requires a majority, both in value and in numbers, of  the property owners of the municipality, which is prohibitive, as  may be readily observed wben we point out that there are 33.000  separate holdings in South Vancouver. It is a physical impossibility  to get a poll of the requisite number of such'a list.  The case is the more urgent because under the Municipal Clause  Act, South Vancouver cannot raise money for sewers, etc.. except  by getting a petition as above, which again we say is impossible. The  only objection was by our old friend. Robt. McBride of the River  road, who is asking Y at his land shall not be taxed above a certain  sum, being about one tenth of the regular rate.7 His claim was,  however, so manifestly absurd that it is not thought the Government  will take it-seriously. A very laughable incident happened when Mr.  McBride was presenting his case, he had handed to the Secretary of  State a petition which he had been arguing was against the bill, it  turned out, however, that the petition was over three years old and  when it was offered back to him he remarked that "you had better  keet it. it is no use to me" and he added "I gave Bowser, Reid and  Waldbridge $25 to draw that petition." this produced great merriment among those presentAat the expense of the Attorney General,  whose firm were referred to.  Dr. Fagan. the Provincial Health officer has expressed himself  as approving of the annexation measure as the only" way to solve the  sanitary problem. ...  ::SPECIALIST in all kinds of Interior and Decor-:  ative Work, Churches, Schools, etc*  iiiiBHhrtMr Ave. ffi&W  ���������������������������������������������Hi ������������������(���������������������������'t'������i'������->������'H'i'*<"������'t|������'i,������'ti������'i|������^"������"i,*|t'������,t,i������'t|������i"M'������'t':������  mm  557 Granville Sf.f  A -  $  NEXT SUIT  Large Stock of Fall and Winter j i  Tweeds and Worsteds.  DRESS SUITS a SpetiMy t  I    We are there with the goods   ii  A it A  I DROP INANDSEEOUR STOCK  No Trouble to show  You the Goods  ���������1 * 1 *l * itl * I * I ��������� 1 * I'��������������� l ��������� I ���������! ������1 ��������� HJ ��������� I ��������� I ��������� I������ *���������' * I*'' ' *"'* *���������.������ I  1  ���������1'".  "Ai  ri j������  II  f  fit  1$/  . ,^.^. ..,������, ��������� ^..^..^^-j.. ^^.^.(.^.^^ ���������. .^ ,.���������,,,,... ���������.,,,. ..j.,^ .wm.���������.,a, ,��������� ..w..,a, ������w..J,^,^,1>eA_,iii^1..,������������������ ^^^^l,.^  ..j������-jai^..i. -^.-^iu^ij-M^j^a ^"���������"���������^-"^������������'-������~'^J'*-*s^i^ja������^^  eas  Ir4  s  I  I  IS  ii  pi-  III  HIT  if!  ���������l\X  8  '*y^<7V.-l.v:  MM  f HE WESTERN CALL  iQuick  Deliver  Promptness, is one of our strong features  You can rely on your Prescriptions being  Promptly Delivered and Properly  Prepared at this store.  TELEPHONE US YOUR ORDER  IN A HURRY  t  t  (The Obliging Drug Store.)  Phone 790   2419 Westminster Av.   suyj.  Local and  Otherwise  The Great Northern engine, which  wm taken out.pt ^^Jn^Uieiinua  of False Cr������ek-4ast week'after a fall  from tbe draWy,span\of tt������e^rail*ray  bridge, ia to b^ taken to Seattle for  repairs. It ia stated that the engine  can bo. made about aa good aa new.  Mr. Gilbert Hall is laid up.  r.������fejfety, ifeople ato said to have  ~'������.4adi# to better tlieir spiritual condition;, at the evangelistic  aenrtoe held In tbe Mount Pleasant  Methodist Church Sunday night by  Bar. Herbert Booth. Intense interest  marked the service throughout  Mr. H. T. Thrift, of White Rock,  visited ln Mt. Pleasant Thursday.  Don't forget to call on E. O. Grant,  2648 Main St., cor. Main and 11th.  Boys' Clothiiur a specialty.  ' Gawne & uuly are doing the biggest  furnace trade of their history.  Mr. Jad. Cathrea of Cartherry, Matti-.  toba is visiting Mr. W. R. Owens.  , Miss Curie has opened her parlors  in the McAllister block and ii gitet-  ing old friends.  Mr. Ralph Cumming* has gone to  Rochester to undergo ,'an operation.  His friends ln Mt. Pleasant extend to  htm their; beat sympathy.- /  Despite the fact that the month of1  January was not an altogether ideal  month insofar as - weather was concerned, the attendance at tbe Vancouver public schools exceeded all  previous records. The total attendance during last month was 10,171, or  tii higher than tbe figure for last  November when tbe attendance  reached the-high water mark of 996}:  pfoitM&py  Freddie Joseph Starkweather.  The home of :������I:\ and Mrs. Harold  Stavkwoa l>or of Winchester street,  Scuth V? Oliver, was <3������jv' * e.i .gain  Monday monng when th i .1 lecip-  er took their second little h^j, Freddie  Joseph, aged two and one-half years,  "who passed awav after a brief illness,  '"he remains ui e laid to rest at 4  o'clock Monday af'.ernoon beside those  of his little four-year-old brother, Eugene Jesse, who died and was laid to  rest last Saturday.  FLORIST AND SEED STORE OPEN-  ED ON MT. PLEASANT.  As evidence of the confidence of the  public that Mt. Pleasant is destined to  be a business centre of importance we  note the opening of another new business. The Royal Floral Company.  They have opened up their business at  the corner ot Westminster Road and  Broadway with a splendid stock of cut  flowers, seeds, hot plants and general  nursery stock.  The location is a good one and this  company, with their new stock should  attract considerable attention. They  will also1 carry a full line of garden  tools and all the accessories necessary  for the garden.  Foral designs will be a specialty win  them and will be received fresh from  the nursery daily, so tbe public may  rest assured that they will get good  fresh stock In every line..  Cash   Grocers   and  Provision Merchants  Cor. 2ii & Main  C8MNUNIUTI0N  >���������,- Vancouver; B. C. Jan. tt, 1911.  tbj> Editor,  "The Western Call."  'Vancouver, B.'C.  Dear Sir:  The public press of this province  without distinction of party has alwaya  ;    . '' igiven this Department ve,ry<efoclent as-  A meeting of the W. C. T. V.'will beheld'  ,_������.__^.   ������_.������������������* ���������'������ ������.--������ ai������a������> ti������M  in the young Men's club Room of alstance; indeed, ;l have alwaya bald  Mount Pleatant Methodist Church on  The basketball committee of tbe Y.  If. C. A. announced Monday tbat the  provincial junior basketball championship tournament will be held at the  y. M. C. A. on March 17 and 18. and  preliminary ateps towards its complete  , success- have already been' taken, now  that tbe dates have been set. The  110 to 136 pounders will begin speeding:  ������p as. much as possible; and, keen  though tbe competition' wm last year,  an even greater number of teams may  be expected In the tournament next  March.' Christ Clwrcb boys'are af present holders of tbe championships at  110 and 128 pounds, and Columbia  Colleger New^Vestminater.-bolda; the  title !for the 135-pound class. The interior was represented by Revllstoke  In the laat tournament, and perhaps  another interior point will essay tbeir  luck this winter, while Victoria can be  relied upon for entries . Tbe city athletic institutions will send their quota  of Juvenile basketballers. jHill two  days will be required to run off tbe  series.  ' Tue������dav. 14th February, at 3 p. m.,.  when Willard Day w4U o b*, abaerved-  ah tadle������ cordially Welcome.  Hamilton basketball team of Two  ' Rivers, Wisconsin ate booked to 'play  -; a game with our local ,Y. M. C., A.  team at the association on Friday,  February 17, at 8 p.' mV 'An the visiting team is very fast an extra fine contest may be expected.        7;  I The sneak thief has again commenced operations In the'Cedar Cottage district Mr. Frank Miller left  bis home on 8tewart road at 3 o'clock  Sunday afternoon'and on returning at  8 In the eywing- found that tbe front  door had been unlocked, presumably  Tbe Young People's Society of St.  Michael's church gave a very enjoyable  social which took the form of a guessing contest and old' fashioned games  on Thursday last.  This society"which has but recently  been organised is meeting with splendid success. Such evenings promote  the social and Intellectual welfare of  all attending. Tbe coming Thursday  Feb. 16th, at 8 p. m��������� this society will  have a musical and literary evening  instead of tbe lantern lecture on Punch  Any young people interested are cordially invited.  that without the co-ftpsjratfcn of the  Press we could ,never^hjM?eoepforced  our Horticultural RegnVl^>n%^hich  are proving pMuch^lmmenae. advant*  age to the, fruit-*rowing todustrjj,d>f  British Columbia^ (l woqld^therefore,  take theJibertyrof'rMUjisting you tp  grant me the.^osej 4,f<*ou%*valuable  columns to dkjsojt tt������e^attention q(c������U  importers of aurseiy^atpck;^ Section  4 of the rHoi;UcubyralclV������fulatlons������  which provides .that oert,We4 JovpMe  of all shipments of,nwr#es^ atocgiitrees  and plants, m������������t be tanlijwl to the  Inspector of Fruit pests, ->at Vancouver, at 4be;time .^hen such shipments  are, delivered for inspection. ^ .    ������  . .^e reason for this'is "that when a  case of goods arrives, we know by the  Mr. Gow has leased.tbe new build-{invoice what it should'contain, and are  ing going up near W. R. Owen's Hard-, ^repanBd,:,to.������heck the contents,over  ~"' '   *'" "���������-'���������   - ��������� -'-���������"           - ���������-    wil* the,invoice.   This greatly expedites the business of Inspection and  enables us "to deal promptly with all  imporUDopB.    _ . -   ' It ia clelifly in7t|e interests of the  importers'that we should be able to  detect any mistakes tbat may have  been made .in shipping the goods. All  this was carefully considered when the  Horticultural Rules were adopted, but  unfortunately, many of the importers  neglect,to, comply with this Regulation.  ' I would therefore urge tbat a general observance of this rule be adopted.  ware 8We and is installing one of tbe  most complete billiard and pool rooms'  ln Vancouver. This, together ' with  clgarj3,^etc.,_and JJr.iGowJ^ genial _per>  sohallty will make his parlors one of  tbe popular recreation places of the1  city. Mr. Gow is to be complimented  on bis success.  The Liberal Association ot D. L. 301  and South Vancouver met In their committee rooms at   Hillcrest   Tuesday  night.   Following the disposal of general business the association took,up  the question of better postal facilities  for their ward and South Vancouver  in general.   Vice-President R. G. Simm  | moved that a committee Interview In-  ��������� specter Greenfield arid secure such in-,  formation that might help the association in their work.   The motion was  seconded  by  Mr.  Frederlckson.    Mr.  Thomas Dickie suggested that the association  hold  a smoker  two  weeks  from date and that it be held every'  month hereafter.    A  committee  consisting of Messrs. Prowse, Gale, Gr!m-  i mett, Cavanaugh, Simm and Secretary  j Dickie was appointed to complete arrangements.  ���������.'���������Tbe"importations of nursery stock  are largely oh the increase, and I am  Just completing additional facilities for  inspection;"  4 Our^stafT will be doubled this year.  >sp that whatever de: ys have occurred  in th������ past may be avoided in future,  if the importers comply with the regulation above referred to.  Thanking you for assistance, 1 am,  Yours ���������' faithfully,  THOMAS CUNNINGHAM,  Inspector of Fruit Pests.  FLOUR.  Our Best Flour, per sack $1.65  This is very good Bread Flour.  Robin Hood Flour, per sack.. 1.00  Purity Fiour, per sack  1.80  Pastry Flour, per Backof 10-lb..   .40  ROLLED 0>T8.  20-lb. Sack Rolled Oats 75c  B. & K. Rolled Oats, per sack. .35c  7 lbs. Bulk Rolled Oats 25c  BREAKFAST FOODS.  Post Toasties, per pkt 10c  Corn Flakes, per pkt 10c  Malta Vita, 2 pkts. for tst  Puffed Wheat, 2 pkts. for 25c  Puffed Rice, 2 pkts. for 25c  Cream of Wheat, per pkt 20c  *  TEA.  Young A Thompson's Old Conn-  try Blend, which for quality  and flavor cannot be surpassed, per lb.  .1...7. 50c  Blue Ribbon Tea, per lb 40c  E*tra Special Tea, 3 lbs. for   $140  Tea, ln fancy tins, regular 60c  value for 50c  , >,o.  ;       J.YL * fco<    7 W>    fni  ;>..-iffi ._ "vc COFFEES; ������> "���������< '" *5'-'  Oldi'.MStfvernment    Java'  and  </a  3}MocMK pel*-������b.r ..;....i^.^Oe  These Coteesarnfresh roasted and  ground.  Try a pound with your  next order.  ,   WCE.  Finest Japan Rice, 6 Ibi. for.. .S5c  Oroqnd, in 4-lb. sacks, each���������25c  8ago, 6 lbs. for' 25c  Corn 8tarch, 8 lbs. for.....:....2Be  PRUNES.  Nice Fresh Prunes, 3 lbs. for..25c  Evaporated Peaches, per lb 10c  -Figs, 3 lbs. for : 25c  RAISINS.  Nice Fresh Raisins, 4 pkts for..25c  Re-cleaned Currants, 3 lbs 25c  APPLES.  Good Cooking Apples, 8 lbs.... i25c,  Extra fcancy Apples, 4 lbs /26c  Apples, per box,   $1.15;    $1.25'     $1.75 and $2.00  ORANQE8.  Extra large Sunk 1st . Navel  Oranges, sweet and full of  juice, per doz.  25c  LODGE NUMBER  19,  I. O. O. F.  Next Tuesday night the Grand Warden is to visit this lodge and will view  some degree work which is to be put  on. Oddfellows should make it a point  to be in attendance. Visiting brothers are welcomed. Last Tuesday  night a number of visitors from Manitoba were in attendance and enjoyed  the work.  YORKSHIREMEN ORGANIZE.  THE MAPLE LEAF LACROSSE  CLUB  Ltd.  The above Club makes the following  announcement: ������������������������  To the lacrosse placers* "of- Vancouver  and British Columbia ,the directors  wish to intimate that: <;'if 'they>; the  players, desire to place themselves under the guidance of the Maple Leaf Lacrosse Club, Limited, if they have the  firmness, sagacity and determination  tp uphold the cause of local players  and local management, enlisted for fair-  minded, clean lacrosse .then the said  president, directors and officers of the  Maple Leaf Lacrosse Club, Limited,  will fight the battle for tbem right  through to a finish, and furthermore  they wish to say that all talk regarding franchises, etc., Is absolute nonsense, that there is no such thing as  a franchise in existence in B. C. lacrosse circles, and tbat any organization presenting a sufficient list of reputable players cannot, and we believe  will not, be refused admission to the  British Columbia Amateur Lacrosse  Association.  A most enthusiastic   meeting   was]  held on  Saturday last by the York-'  shiremen of the City for the purpose )j  of organizing a society here. (]  Judging from the hearty manner}  with which those present took the mat-]  ter up there will be a very strong so-j  ciety. Already over 70 letters have]  been received by the secretary, Mr.^  Walsh, 1152 Seaton St., and everything  is pointing to a good club being form-<y  ed here.  The society will entertain the Sheffield choir sometime in May andYfbri  Tuesday next; the 14th of February,!  a smoker has been arranged to which]  all Yorkshiremeri are cordially invited!  and asked to assist in completing the]  organization work.  -The >Winni pes' civic  property and works committee will  *tudy the traffic problem and report on  means to overcome difficulties that are  growing serious.  ..TOKOXTO���������hrdl mfw hrd mfw hrdm  YAVOOVTM���������The discussion  of the  reciprocity agreement in United  States  ?tapers is riving- Canada wider advertia-  ns* thin ever obtained fiom any other  source. " ><  MBiavO���������Graduates of Queen's university, now in the" west,, at a banquet  laat evening-, dlscunsed the neparatlon  of the institution from the Presbyterian  Church.  As TIGHI and SOUNDS as  a STEAM BOILER  whac  >E IN SOUTH BEND  ���������'    ! ���������-"-.��������������������������� ���������."������������������������������������    '������������������.���������������������������'���������������������������':        } ���������'���������-���������. .   :j  Is riveted together just"like a boiler. Were it not made of  Malleable iron and steel, it would be impossible to do this  Cast iron ranges are put together with bolts. The nuts get  loose and fall off. The joints leak. Rut once the rivet is  driven home on our range it is there -. jrcver. Ju'>, think  means���������air-tight where it should  be,  perfect combustion,_r,   ?ect baking.  WILL OUTLAST ANV OTHER RANGE MA^c  I  ���������ti  m:  2J37 WESTMINSTER AVE.  TELEPHONE 447  ���������MIBJMUk, Feb.- 8.���������Xt the opening- of  the House thia afternoon Hon. Price SI-  llaon rwe on a question of privilege, and  denied the statement of Mr. Brewster  on the previous day to the effect that he  (Mr. Ellthon) had said that Mr. Jame*  3. Hill had given a few people in Winnipeg 160.000 to amlst them In their cam-  gaign for reciprocity with the United  tates. Hon. Mr. Ellison said that he  had been correctly reported in the pre<w  aa having said that "it was ������aid.'r Mr.'  Hill had given the money HtWQyeatton.  He had plainly stated that he was quoting a rumor.  , taUt���������TUA9, nX&f, Fetu -8.���������Ten  shop employees of the Missouri Pacific  Hailroad were torn to plei.es and eleven  others were injured to-day when an ������*n-  MIUQVIiJ���������The Postal workers of  Australia threaten to strike. The dissatisfaction is widespread throughout  Australian postal service and employees  have tafued ultimatum^   ���������    . ���������;.���������   .  DOES THE  SMALL PRINT  Trouble you when you are Read)  ing, then it's time to see about  your  eyes.  OUR SIGHT-TESTING METH^  ODS ARE THOROUGHLY  .UP-TO-DATE  and the Lenses we give  are Ground to Suit the  Spherical Defects of  tae eye  Our Style of  ��������� Mountings Consists  of tho y������ry Latest on<  The lHarktt.  ceo. q. mm  OPTICIAN  K3 Hastings St.  f9B*fmfm*aam*m*mamamasMm  ,,  -  - .  .   'i-  tn..; f  ^  ',������!*"  ^         >  '    O    }  '    "���������  1   !<f>.''  ipi'.-  ��������� ������0    '  t             ..  '11' ,  SOMV  .itLkVar-  J   fJ������    '.,;  .���������- t   Vli������  1 i   KH i  v^���������  /_  /'il.  Oh:  Vi  V-  The C. P R. has purchased three  quarters of a million dollars worth of  land and its plans call for the expenditure of several millions more. ' Now is  the time to buy. We have for sale part  of D. L. 386 for $350 per acre, small  cash payment.      Balance over 2 years.  Here is another money msker, 132  ft. x 190 ft., in Point Grey facing on  three 66 ft. streets. This will subdivide  into six lots making two double corners  and two inside lots. Price $3300, terms  to be arranged.  25 ft; on Keefer St. close to Main  St., $9500. Terms $2500 cash, balance  to be arranged. This is $1000 below  value.  Tea and Goffee  Specialists  Lit.'������d Main  PHONE 7032  612 Hastings. W.  2343 Main St  Phone 8195  Phone7!92


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