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 ARE YOU ON OUR UsT?  NO! WHY ?  WE WISH YOU ALL A MERRY XMA  DEC 28 1910  /,"**  cm    liHA rt  V-J'"-'.'*t j  SUBSCRIPTION SI A YEAR  IN ADVANCE  VancouverCitv. Mount Pleasant. South Vancouver and The Province  VOLUME II  IL H. Stevens, Editor.  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, DEC.  23,   W10.  No. 33  "CHURCH EXEMPTION"  The present Council, in my opinion, made a mistake in submitting a vote to the people on the matter of the exemption from taxation of church property.   This is legislation of a character which in  past years, in many lands, has proved to be radically wrong and  Tvicious in the extreme.      7  In every country on earth, where special advantages pf this sort  have been given; thei results have: proved disastrous to the.'best interests of the public. Why should any denomination ask special exemption from taxation; when this course forces others indirectly to maintain a church which may be objected to by the majority of the taxpayers? ;.-.'7:;,7. .',',  Let us take a case. Suppose that the Methodists were unjust  and unwise enough to seek exemption of their denominational property. I suppose they are about one-fifth of the population. Now,  why should the other four-fifths be asked to increase their taxes,  just to ease off the Methodists?   No good reason can be given. ^  Further, let us suppose that through pure selfishness, the chief  church bodies unitetheir forces to secure exemption at the expense  of the balance of the population. Is this fair, or..honorable? Let us-  suppose that there is still one:fifth of the population outside the  churches^ in Vancouver. Why; then, should this one-fifth be forced  to increase their taxes, sp as to lessen t|ie burden of the churchgoers?   .....   ���������-���������;���������:'������������������:���������'���������������������������,.������������������������������������������������������    \kk.k'.''-:::; ::^'i.���������:.-������������������: : '"'' '-7-    ���������'.''  Again, why should aTPrtgan church be freed from lthe taxation  of its extensive holdingsjand thus increase the burdens of others,  including Christians ? Is! it ;nbt a fact that Protestants, in general,  call the Roman Catholics pagans? /  Further, yet. Is it,*pt true that the Roman Catholic Church  says that all Protestant churches and denominations are idol worshippers, and pagan ? Then my question comes thus: Why lessen  the taxes on the Protestant pagan churches and thus increase the  taxation on other bodies? Why lesseii the taxes on the above two  Pagan combinations, and make the ordinary citizens pay higher  rates?  Again, there are Hindoo temples, and Buddhist ehurches in the  city. Is it intended to remove the t<xes from these Pagan churches  and temples? They must be Pagans, for the Protestant and Roman  Catholic denominations say they are Pagans. Even though these  latter two call each other idol-worshippers, and cannot agree iu their  religious views, yet they do unite.in calling the religions of India,  China and Japan, Pagan. ''���������' _> '  Since by this showing, all the above sects are Pagan,, why should  the balance" of the citizens be addled with the taxes that should be  paid by the heathen part of the pppulation ?  Ail the above claim to be moved by the principles of fair-play  - and justice; but the present attempt, no matter where it comes from,  is unjust and vicious in very truth. , . >;.    ,'       "  The past history of many nations proves that gigantic fraud and  graft have been perpetrated in the name of religion, in the hands of  some of thefWstoric,churches.   !t^, v- ^ .    v.-     . -���������..'.-.-  How.about>������e Salv.ajMoi,Ar.m.viheXhr'stwn ������cjf������?e peojtift.tne.  Holy Rollers, the progressive Thought Association, the Theosophists.  the Socialists, who have their regular meetings and services for the  good and enlightment of those whom they can reach���������and what  about the Spiritualists, infidels, agnostics, atheists, and others? Are  all their several properties to be freed from taxation, and the big  burden to go elsewhere? .  No people in Vancouver are more devoted to their religious worship than are the Jews. Are they to be included in, or excluded  from this new invention of folly, injustice,   and   opportunity for.  graft?'": ^   -��������� ������������������'���������;���������]    -,.,:���������  Surely the electorate of Vancouver will not let this stealthy  tread of chureh robbery reach its goal. One may at time read aright,  and at times make a mistake. But iu this case, one cannot be far  astray, in appealing to all true Christian men, of all denominations,  to shoulder their own responsibilities, and thus prevent the7beginning of a gigantic fraud.  .   Vancouver, B: C, Dec 10th, 1910. E. ODLUM.  It is some years since Vancouverhas.'"seen7 such feverish activity in the  contest for'the'position'as chief magistrate of the City of Vancouver. During the past few years the city has grown so rapidly that many voters know  little or.nothing of the two contestants for this office. We purpose giving,  as fairly, as we can, a very brief summary of the situation.  Mayor L. D. Taylor, who is offering himself for re-election, is just  concluding his first year in office. He was elected last year over ex-Mayor  Douglas bv a small majority. His chief platform at that time vvas "reorganization engineer's department," "eight-hour day for civic employees,"  "re-organization of legal department," and "the abolition of taxation of improvements." .       ,     i  During the year he has repeatedly endeavored to re-orgamze the department of works, but failed, owing to opposition of a majority of the  board of aldermen. He introduced a measure at the first meeting of the  Council re the eight-hour day, thus fulfilling this part of his-pledge. He  has partially succeeded in his effort to improve the legal system. The city  now has a solicitor, who devotes his whole time to the city's interests.  Perhaps the measure which has brought Mayor Taylor more prominence than any other is that of abolition of taxation on improvements.  To those who favor the scheme it is looked upon as an unmeasured success;  some, however, are strongly opposed to it.  Mayor Taylor has also been a very live factor in bringing about an  agreement with the G. N. R. re False Creek flats. In this we strongly  opposed him, but the electorate endorsed the agreement by a very large  majority, hence it is not an issue at this time. As a worker, his worship  has been indefatigable. He is the first mayor, as far as we know, who has  made his office hours from 10 to 12 and 2 to 4, besides attending many committee meetings. His worship is not a brilliant speaker, nor is he an ideal  chairman, but is always in earnest in his undertakings. He is strongly supported by the labor vote of the city. , ;  Mr. Alex. Morrison, who is opposing Mayor Taylor at this time,  is a member of the contracting firm of Armstrong & Morrison. He is an  old resident of the city and his firm has secured some very important contracts in various parts of the province.  It is claimed by his supporters that his experience as a contractor is a  strong qualification for the office of mayor, that Vancouver needs a practical man at this time.    He has undoubtedly been a most successful con-  CHRISTMAS IDYLL  What is it ?  Edgett Laying Low  Does Tremendous Business With the 7'Trade. "���������The Case of Dutch  Grill.  "Why do you persist in exposing Edgett; he is ������ decent fellow?"  Thus one of his friends addressed the editor of the;' ���������'���������Call"  recently. We have nothing to.say about Mr. Edgett's good-fellowship, but we claim right, and intend to contniue to use that right, to  criticize the actions of Commissioner Edgett. He is a public man  and all'his acta as such .is a^fH- subj������et' for'pnblic'scrutiny. '" "''  <* - -We are credibly informed that in one morning Com. Edgett received orders for supplies for 49 different hotels. That was on an  ordinary day and does not constitute a record, nor does it represent the total of his trade with the license holders.  It is difficult to estimate what a tremendous influence this must  have over, the mind and judgment of a Commissioner. Jt if not  illegal, but it is highly .inadvisable.  r The Dutch Grill;  This case has now become a "classic" among the many perplexing cases with which Com. Edgett is closely identified.  The Dutch Grill was purchased and equipped-by the late proprietor. Mr. Wallis, on. September.'-1st,- 1.909. The equipment cost  $18,000 and they carried about $1,500 worth of .stock besides. Added  to this must'-be the value of the license, which, according to Mr.  Edgett's own declaration of the value of a license, must have been  worth at least $5,000, or assets' of'approximately $24,500.  The Grill did not pay very well at first and many obligations  soon became pressing, and the proprietor sold some real estate to  satisfy some of his creditors; this Avas not, however, sufficient to give  release. Commissioner Edgett had an account of about $2,500 and  pfessedforVpaymentwith^ others, whieh^resultecV in-an assignment.  A creditors' meeting was held and Com. Edgett elected chairman. A receiver was appointed, who looked after the business for  about two months; he was taken ill, and then Mr. Edgett's solicitors  were appointed as assignees. The bulk of the creditors-'wished to  give time and allow'the proprietor to work off his liability, which he  seemed able to do, but Com. Edgett pressed for a sale. One offer  was made of $9,500, $3,500 cash, balance on'terms. Com. Edgett  opposed this offer. Shortly after this Com. Edgett (also chairman)  stated that he had a better offer���������one of $8,000���������but would give no  names. This was on a Friday. The proprietor, wishing not to sacrifice the place, asked for a few days to get the money raised to buy it  in himself: He was given until next morning, because, Edgett said,  the other offer could not wait and he strongly opposed delay.  On Saturday Wallis was informed the business was sold to a  Mr. Weaver.  Previous to.this, the inspectors had held a meeting at which Mr.  Edgett told Mr. D-���������-, another inspector, that they would be willing  to accept $7,500 for cash and to so inform the purchaser.  Now, the foregoing is only history, on the surface, but there are  Well, it's a pleasant memory to most of us, at all events.  What is your memory?  To me the memory of Christmas stands enshrined in a picture something like the following:���������-  It lies among the hills of Cornwall, a fat rich valley. To the west  over a gentle tree-clad swell, is the grand old Atlantic, sleeping quietly, or  thundering in its fury. To the north rises a bold sweeping ascent, with  field and hedgerow clearly outlined. East and south is an undulating plain  nestled among grand old elms, and many an acre of well-trimmed orchard ,  is a stone built, ivy-clad farmstead, fronted with holly and laurel-dad  grounds, and backed by the bank of a gurgling, laughing brook, which now  is festooned with multi-shaped icicles and delicately figured filigree work  of ice film.  Indoors all hands are busy���������-for it is Christmas eve.  Evergreens deck the dim old oaken beams in hall and parlor. The  sturdy old oaken table running full length along the hall, which ha* borne  the burden of feast and revelry through many a score of yean, until the  grain of its wood has turned ebony black with age, and the polish of many  a generation of service, is how loaded to its space capacity with preparations for Christmas cheer.  ;.'���������  On the mighty hearth the oaken backlog has been placed by dint of <  much good humored lifting and rolling, with handspike and ropes to aid,  and the well-bound ashen faggots consisting of saplings of suitable size and  length cut from the hedgerows and bound.together by many a green withe  band, bulking large, are laid in front and on top of same.  And now from its shelf in the cellar, where it has been carefully preserved, is brought the charred ends of the Yule log of the preceeding Christmas tide, with which to start the present Yuletide fire, and with appropriate .  ceremony the match is touched to the cherished embers, and away with  merry roar and showering sparks goes the Yuletide fire, which has thus  been preserved for untold years.  Now from parlor, and stable, and scullery, all hands gather for the  feast of Christmas eve, for all are on a social level tonight���������master, mistress, hind foreman, waggoner, waggoner's mate, cow boy, cook, housemaid, chambermaid, scullerymaid and outside laborers by. the day, male and -  female���������all are equal, all are welcome, all are happy in the Christmas  cheer. \ -\  The mighty round of English beef has suffered, the mighty pie and ^  pastry have yielded up their richness, the fruits and sweetmeats have gone .  the rounds,'the demijohn of'rare old cider," native grown and pressed.'in ,  the cider house out yonder, hat poured its libation into the single Yule- ���������  tide drinking horn.used,alone on this occasion and circulated as a (I had'  almost said sacramental) cup from hand to hand, until the demijohn is  dry; then the aged in the old oaker) settle, the younger on chain, and the  children on stools in the5 chimney corner, all gather for the evening about  the Christmas fire. . *  Carol after carol is sung by lusty voices, untrained but tuneful, and,  Christmas tales, wpndrously tinted by Cornish folklore handed down from  Forgotten da'js, hold our youthful imagination enthralled.  Suddenly, about midnight, out under the frosty stars, bursts a mighty  harmony:���������  "Glory to God in loftiest heaven,"  Thus angels smote the echoing chord:  "Goodwill henceforth to men is given,  Peace from the presence of Our Lord."  Yesi it it the waits, the Christmas singers, serenading the homes on  Christmas eve"and night.  Carol after carol rings out, and then the hospitable doors are flung  open, the many voiced choir come in with noisy cheer, the circle about the  mighty','fire widens to take them in, refreshments are pressed upon them,  and partaken of. More carols, more stories, and then it is good-night, a  Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year.  And so to church on Christmas Day to hear again the wondrous story  of the incarnation.  The preacher rings out the message:  "For unto us a child is born.   Unto us a son is given.   And his name  ���������ihltll-W'"Called'-AVondcrfulr-Councillorv-The-Mightv God, The Prince of__  Peacel    .    . ',. .���������   .    .    And of His government there shall be no end."  ���������'���������   God hasten the completion of His conquest, the Prince of Peace, and  maintain His reign forever!  tractor.  Mr. Morrison has never served the city in any way as an alderman  or commissioner, so, as far as routine is concerned, cannot be said to have  had much experience. His platform is in many respects the same as that  of Mayor Taylor's. He promises to re-organize the" works department.  He approves of the eight-hour day. He disapproves, however, of the legal  system in vogue and declares he will give it his attention. His chief claim  tor support is on the grounds that Mayor Taylor failed to carry the aldermen with him, but that he (Mr.. Morrison) would be able to do so. He  also lays very great emphasis on honest and progressive alministration.  What we-would urge voters to do is to avail themselves of the opportunity offered by the numerous meetings, to see and hear both candidates,  and thus be able to judge for themselves as to the merits of the .two men.  We feel safe in asserting,that no matter which of the two is successful, the city's interests will be well looked after.  some points Avhich would bear some slight explanation.  .1. Why was Com. Edgett so anxious to have this sale go  through to this man for $7,500. when he had opposed an offer of  $9,500?  Why did Com. Edgett state the lieense had no value!  Is Mr. Edgett, a License Commissioner, now interested directly  or indirectly in the Dutch Grill?  The whole purchase price was raised on a mortgage of $7,500  and is registered in the name of a clerk of one of the creditors.  Is it true that, since the transfer of this license, in whieh Com.  Edgett played so important a part, all the other grocers have been  cut out and goods purchased from Edgett?  Why did Com. Edgett throw in the license as worthless, whena  short time previous he had declared that there was not a license in  the city which was not worth $5,000?  Why did Com. Edgett suggest that a new license be issued to  this place (thus avoiding the transfer fee of $250) in place of a  '' tr&nsfcr ?  Wfiy did Mr. Edgett ask Mr. D  to inform the purchaser  that they would accept $7,500 when he (Edgett) was aware that a  check had already been made out for the $7,500? p  Is Mr. Edgett's bill being paid in full?  ANOTHER CANDIDATE.  Cigar Agent Seeks Commissioner ship.  Another person, bearing the aristocratic appellation of W. Harry  Wilson, is offering himself as a possible candidate for the License Com-  missionership. The.name.sounds well. It would no doubt be a winner  at the polls, but unfortunately the gentleman is the agent of the David  Harum cigar. Why "unfortunately," some will ask. Because it is unwise  in the'best interests .of the. city that a Commissioner should be closely iden-  . tified with the licensees.    'Nuff said. ' ' '��������� "  WHAT DOES IT MEAN?  Japan's Naval Fever.���������Japan seems to be deeply bitten by the Dread-  -tought craze. In her naval budget for 1911-12 she appropriates $43,-  ">50.000, a significant increase on the appropriation of $17,600,000 for  1909-10. Figures issued in Washington show that Japan has made -prac-'  ically no naval advance in the last year, but has now suddenly awakened  md is planning a monster program for the year to come. Baron Sakatani,  for some time Minister of Finance, writing in the Tokyo monthly Taiyo,  declares that "Japan, whatever the actual condition of her finances, is bound  o expand her navy." He talks of "the present apparently unavoidable situation which requires a powerful navy as a guarantee of peace."  His words seem rapidly to have produced their effect, for as a matter  )f fact Japan is at present providing for the construction of the largest warship in the world. We quote as follows from The Evening Standard and  St. James' Gazette (London):  "VVe arc officially informed that the Japanese Government has placed  an order with Messrs. Vickcrs, Sons, and Maxim, for a huge Dreadnought  cruiser.  "Her cost will be the record figure of two and a half million pounds  ($12,500,000).  "The vessel will be laid down immediately at Barrow-in-Furness, and  is expected to be completed in just over two years.  "The new ship will be officially designated a battleship cruiser. Her  tonnage will be between 27,000 and 28,000, or larger than any warship  at present under construction for any navy.  "Messrs. Vickcrs, Sons, and Maxim will construct the engines, armor,  guns, and gun mountings, as well as the hull.  "Although the vessel, when completed, is expected to be the most powerful armored warship in the world, the details of her armament are for  the present being treated as confidential."  There are two significant facts to note in this. First, the Japanese  apparently find they cannot compete with England in construction of  ships. Secondly, that Japan is determined to become mistress of the Pacific.   It is worth careful consideration.  DIRECT LEGISLATION.  Day by day Direct Legislation is appealing to all thinking people as  the best means of securing these legislative reforms necessary to the well  being of the country. Now that Premier Roblin, of Manitoba, has stamped  his approval upon the.Initiative and the Referendum, it should give great  impetus to the m(. cment in the West.  1   '"'i-3  r *   *"���������  ���������&M  ��������� 4^||  1   ������ 1  ,    (���������-      "  ?S     v. I  If  ���������* <'I  i-.M  ���������< kt  i"V #JS  A--11  i''J  .���������>   - (^s&iJSs^S-lM  Sw^ESSBEIiiSISiEKtSE!^ Sij^tfStB^ii^WHtiiftt^*'  i   i  V/j ���������  c$J  1  THE WESTERN CALL  ti  aa-;  CI  e������  m  I  ml  ��������� ties! a  B  ���������Mf i  t  Ii Ii������  \\\:  CASH  GROCERS  If you want the Best Quality of Goods at the Lowest Possible Prices   THEN TRY US  TEA  If you want   that   Christmas  tea party to be a success, then be  sure to include a pound in your  Christmas order.  Per lb   50c  COFFEE  If you would enjoy a good cup  of coffee, then try... a. pound of our  fresh   ground   Old   Government  Java and Mocha.  Per lb. ................ 40c  SOMETHING FOR  BREAKFAST  PostumY Cereal, per lb..  i  ���������  ���������  25c  15c  v  6-lb. Sack Rolled Oats,  per  25c  Canadian Wheat Flakes.  ,  .  ,  35c  Wheat Hearts, per pkt. .  i ��������� ������ ������������������  25c  ���������  10c  APPLES  Extra Fancy Table Apples,  4 lbs  25c  Eating Apples, 6 lbs   25c  Cooking Apples, 8 lbs.... 25c  ORANGES  Fancy Navel Oranges, per  doz.  ........... 30c  These are extra fine selected.  JAP ORANGES  45c  25c  NUTS  Mixed Nuts, 3 lbs.   ....  50c  20c  20c  20c  25c  MINCEMEAT  Wethey's Famous Mince  Meat.  2 lbs. ���������;...������������������;.   25c  Huntley & Palmer's Biscuits,  Bon Bons, 2 lbs.  35c  Carr & Co.'s Oat'Cakes, per  tin   25c  CRAWFORD & SONS  BISCUITS  -.'"���������  Butter Puffs, per pkt......   15c  Currant Puffs, per pkt.......  20c  RECLEANED CURRANTS  3 lbs. ...f.....  ......>:i5c  Extra Fancy, in pkts; 2 pkts 25c  RAISINS  Extra Choice Raisins, 3 pkts 25c  Cluster Raisins, per lb.... 25c  Fancy Cluster Raisin, per pkt.  ������������������-k..k.kkk.\k:i.:.rk:k:.: 25c  MARMALADES  Crosse & Blackwell's famous  Old Country Marmalade,  per jar 15c  Chiver's Marmalade, per jar 15c  Chiver's Marmalade, in tins  of 4 lbs.-... ......50c  MORTON'S JAM  Black Currant Jam, per jar.  20c  PICKLES AND SAUCES  Gillard's Pickles, regular 35c,  for 25c  Holbrook's Sauce, per bot. .  25c  RoWatt's Sauce, per bot....   10c  Blue Label Tomato Catsup,    .  per bot.  ......... ... . .30c  : BACON  Breakfast   Bacon,   by   the  piece . .  ��������� v  25<  COMB HONEY  No. 1 Comb Honey in sections    25c  16-oz. Bottles, per bot   35c  When you buy goods at our  store you receive the very best  attention and the quality of goods  is the best that money can buy.  HAMS ���������  We   have   some   extra   good  Sugar-cured Ham in wholes or  halves.  Per lb 20c  ONIONS  Fancy Spanish Onions, 5 lbs.  for   25c  Choice Cooking Onions,  (0  lbs. for .................. 25c  S  P,S,,? Don'tforget to  yoif/r ^ Geese, Bucks, Chickens  Cor ieth& Main srvifllfl St. UfOCcFS.  THE  LANO TAX.  "Canadian  Municipal Journal.'  The Single Tax movement Is evidently gaining ground all over the civilized world. The movement in favor  of lowering the tax rate on improver  meats and business assessments, and  either leaving or increasing that on  the land is making great headway in  Ontario.   Over 200 municipalities in-  'at a lower sate than land values; busi- eo dirty had the older part become,  ness assessments, incomes and salaries j hat a captious critic roundly abused  to be classed with imp:ovemeat values, ilie architects in charge of the altera-. ,.. ii   rv   ^  nd toe������������������difference in liia rates, in every tlons for using such a different stone, i -WC SC|||f)P������   A||   QV������r������OHtS  case, to be determined by the Munici- and  only  an   examination   convinced! ftfltf Rtlifl   GQQ.%8 *%% OCftrly  bim that the only difference was that'  of dirtiness.  Smoke is an expensive evil in any  city.   It is unhealthy and dirty, as well  ..', ��������� ���������������������������'   7 jas being a certain sign of wasted fuel.  The Grand Trunk Railway deserves j'fqr no continuous    cloud    of    black  pality."  6 BANISH THE SMOKE.  "Canadian Municipal Journal."  JUST THINK OF IT.  A congressman, who Is recognized  great credit for leading the way to a smoke is seen where the coal is pro  dSiTWonto,"ot'uwa^n* Wri WU-^eat improvement in electrify^ its .perly consumed  li������n,  signed  petition  asking  for  an^tem in Montreal, for the statement ���������  imeadment   to   the  Assessment  Act .*������ made that no steam engine*.will be  giving them the power to do this.      jnsed nearer to the city than St. Lam- _ _ ._   people are beginning to realize that������������������.:*������* on the South and St. Annes on!a8 an ailthorIty in matters of state,  the present systemJs a distinct drag the West. Ihaj been t0 Baltimore one afternoon  upon  progre^ and Asters"uF the]    Sue*1 ^valuable Innovatton will be ^^ h,^ fg^ur  ^fi^ tK^ ^t t^  speculator in vacant land.   The man an Sample to the other railways, and traIn at Washlngtoil> on theIr retum  his wife discovered that her umbrella,  which had been ^intrusted to the care  of her husband, twas missing.  "Where's  my   umbrella?"   she   demanded.  "I'm   afraid   I've  forgotten  it,   my  Who builds a bouse is punished, while tbe 6reat volume of smoke arising  bis neighbor who waits for the "un-! from railway engines which run into  earned  increment"  is  helped  in  hiBjc"]es will thus be done away with  J. N. Harvey Ltd.  125 & U7 Hastings St.  hall Price.  See^AdcT on page Four  selfishness.  Some   similar   plan was adopted In  The unfairness of the present sys-jPari8- France, some  years  ago,  and  tern is most glaring in the Province of;has caused a great Improvement im,  Quebec, where street improvements the atmosphere there Los "Angeles,! ^ 7 ^��������� answeredlhe congress  are charged up to the general expense!Cal., has also recently adopted the ��������� ,lR mugt gtm w |n ^ tmin���������  account of all.   Under the present sys- same idea .-',., J    "In.  the   train!"   snorted   the   lady.  tem, the owner of a house pays extra I    The   factories    n   Montreal   should  ���������And ^ think ^ ^ affairg       ^  for all that is done on his street.   For "mow the example set by the> Grand; naUon  ^  |n        ^     ���������  lnstence:-A. and B. own 2 lots, each Trunk    not  necessarily   by   changing , ^^ ^^ ^ fe Qf  valued at $500. A. builds a house ������rom steam to electricity for motive  worth $5,000 on his lot, and is con- power, but b.v ceasing to pollute the  sequently taxed on $5,000, or eleve:; '*" a������d endanger health by the emis-  times as much as B. ,A drain is made';6ion of black smoke.  Under tha local'    ^or   the   clouds   which   han  over  ��������� a woman's umbrella!"  SOMETHING   FOR   ALL  OF   THEM.  The     Sunday-school     fEfe-and-drum  CHRI8TMA3 IN CAMP.  By Willa Lloyd.  (In reciting this piece, a faint ac-  ompaniment of music is recommended  ���������"I)ixie," during the third verse, "Her  bright smile haunts me still," during  the fourth verse and "Home Sweet  Home, during the last verse).  'Twas Christmas eve.and the camp  was gay  With song and laughter, wine and  jest.  .Vhile the guns were hushed and muskets stacked,  The god of war lay down to rest.  The camp-fire gleamed with a ruddy  glow,  Their    crackling    pleasant    music  made,  While red-cheeked apples roasted near,  The booty of some orchard raid.  The picket with his measured tread,  Act) ready gun, inarched to and tro.  Alas, that in the Christmas time  To guard against some subtle foe!  JTJPCH6 WWP8AY OH TAJ4W TO 0J$W>1tW.  Perhaps no one has done more than Judge Lindsay to bring  prominently before the public generally, and to parents in particular,  the great need of conserving the morals of the child, rather than  reforming the child after it lias gone wrong. Writing recently on  this subject in the"Christian Observer," he touches on the inestimable value of teaching the child by means of personal, direct "talks,"  on subjects which are of vital import and of live interest. Judge  Lindsay says:  "Nothing helps more than little talks with tbe children. Sometimes  these talks are better delivered in private and sometimes when the children  are together. I believe it is a good deal more important in the grammar  grade to have frequent talks upon such subjects than to teach grammar,  arithmetic, or geography. Among the subjects l would recommend would be:  ���������Our Duties to Each Other*; 'The Absurdity of Hate'; 'Truthfulness'; 'About  Quarreling'; 'Usefulness,' 'Gentleness and Kindness, Mercy and Charity';  'Money and Manhood'; 'Evil Associations'; 'Evil Thoughts'; 'Evil Talk';  'Jealousy and Envy'; 'I Forgot'; 'What Is Success?' 'The Man Who Serves  and the Man Who Makes Money*; 'Public Service'; 'A Pure Life.'  "Cbiidren will hoti tire of these"subjects7 if "they are properly presented-  On the contrary, there is nothing tbat interests them so much and nothing  that conributes more o their real education.  "The moral development of the child must in a measure depend upon  bis physical development. You can not separate the two. The child is  entitled to be well fed, nourished, boused, and cared for. This means again  that his moral welfare must depend upon the economic conditions under  which he lives, and just in proportion as we improve these conditions, just to  that extent do we increase the chances of tbe child to become a healthy,  wholesome, moral, strong citizen."  and the road paved. .,_.....  improvement system, A. and B. would Montreal and other Canadian cities, is band sallied forth on Christmas Eve to \And then when suddenly a lull  be assessed at so much per front foot, caused  by  the  factories,  and  not by-, sing carols at the houses of various j    Fell on the merry, laughing throng,  But where road improvements are paid the dwellings.���������exactly the reverse of members of the congregation.    They !a soldier lose and volunteered  out of general  expenses,  A.  pays  11  conditions in Great Britain, where the  weie generally well received and,  in'  times as much as H. for the drain and -household fires of soft coal cause the addition to donations of money, they  pavement. '��������� smoke  pall   which  the   factories   are  were   often   treated   to  refreshments.  Further, if that street" improvement'Prevented by law from increasing. j it was decided to risk a visit to the ' Joined in the chorus loud, ���������'  doubles the value of the land, B/s i The damage from smoke-to beautiful'home of a crusty old gentleman, aud And Patriotism, burning bright,  6_western Call���������P .1 buildings has recently been shown in tne  Dan<i   formed  up  under  his   bed-J    1,llia������ied the martial crowd,  capital has doubled, while that of A. a marked manner in Montreal���������where ;room  window,   playing   a  well-known Aud when the ,ast notes died a  has only increased a trifle over 9 per i the lovely lime stone used in so many ca:,rol.    In a few minutes the window i    And ail onoe more wag stm  cent. jbuiidmgs  is painted black by the ac- was opened and the old gentleman's !Another rose &lul sang of lQy^_  To sing the crowd a song.  He sang of Dixie, and each voice  No wonder that a change is sought.} cumulation of soot. nightcappsd head appeared.  The petition is a'  follows:��������� j    Work 03. the magnificent Royal Bank j v ������how many are there'of you?" he  "Whereas, buildings, and other im-;building, recently erected on St. James 'asked:  provements are the products of individ-j Street, wr*s suspended  during,, winter, j    "Twenty." was the response,  nal industry, and are acknowledeed by:,aiul when the new stone blocks were |    "Very   well,"   he   said,   throwing   a  all to be beneficial to the community.1 added in the spring, those which had  ,arge   panfui   0f   water   over   them,  and taxing them discourages their pro-1 weathered   only   a  single  winter  had "divide; that among you!"  duction and is thus detrimental to the to be re-dressed  to  match the  fresh j  CONVINCING STATISTICS.  "Her bright smile haunts me still." \  And every heart to dreaming fell  Of some fair face well loved,  And by the hush that fell on all  Tiit power of love was proved.  interests of the community; j stone.  "And  whereas land values  are not!    The Banque Nationale has recently  the result of individual effort, hut arelpwt. two  stories  on  a moderately old  HE  WANTED  A   REST.  There was not even standing room  ut war is but a transient thing,  And love is apt to roam,  But all hearts joined in brotherhood  When singing "Home Sweet Home."  building which they now occupy. Stone in the six-o'clock crowded car, but one l0h! eyes were dim, and husky throats  I of ,the  same  kind  as  was  originally more  passenger,    a    young    woman.  the  product  of  the  community  as   a  whole,  and  taxing  them  discourages .-, old building wedged her way along just inside the  holding land out of use for-Potior.-. used ���������������������������s������*   to   make   the doorway.    Each time the car took a  and encourages putting it to produc-, naa   1 ?8���������dden lurch forward she fell helpless-  tlve urn. thus conducing to the pros- j stop ^ ma     . purchased lly back, and three times she landed in  perity of the community: I    A,ter^the  yu 1 ^ & comfortaDle man lAnd thus wherever men may be,  -Therefore   your   Petitioners   W ,������������*������* W^Ke    Bu       g, , tform>   Tfae ^ ^Qn land o* ocean's foam  that your Honorable Body-dl amend ;W������ed a new g* ������^ ^j ^ ^ ^^^ ^ ^ ^^   .,Hadn    Tne heart 8tm turn, wlth fond regret  the Assessment Act  so^tmun^^^^^ I  prflfties may tax Improvement values ahuv������*- , ,  Sang the old song sublime,  Each heart was filled with yearning  pain,  As, throbbing, it kept time.  And love to "borne sweet home.'  .  SpkficUd Eecord of Prohibition State.  During the past year the' State of Kansas holds the record for  the lowest death rate of any community in the world, the rate being  only 7 1-2 deaths in 1,000 persons. It also can boast the lowest percentage of illiteracy. The savings bank deposits have increased  from $70,000,000 to $190,000,000. Forty-eight counties with a population of over 430,274 did not send a single prisoner to the state  penitentiary. That is out of a population greater than that of all  British Columbia, there was not one person convicted of a penal  offence. Fiftyseven out of 105 counties had not a single pauper,  absolutely no beggars. Eighty-seven out of the 105 counties did not  send a single patient to the insane asyhnn.  Tins is a marvelous record. We are made speechless in (the face  of statistics such as these. This is the direct result of Prohibition.  Kansas is a Prohibition state.  According to the License Victuaiers, when you abolish the legalized traffic, yon increase drunkenness, and blind   pigs  spiring7up   .  everywhere.   The logical deduction then, from this line of argument, '  is that this splendid' record' of the State of Kansas is due to the  blind pig.   How insanely absurd.   Yet this is the conclusion to which  one is forced by the arguments of the "traffic."  The fact is simply this: With the abolition of the traffic you  do away with the primary cause of a large percentage of crime and  most of the misery of mankind.  The defenders of the traffic will urge that by abolishing it you  reduce a community to a dull, stagnant condition."/"if'the ribald  vaporings of an intoxicated man; if the mad cries of the insane; if  the jangle of the alarm bell of a patrol waggon or ambulance; if the  hurrying of the bare feet of the little street waif; if the cries of a  broken-hearted mother or wife; if, in short, all'the turmoil and  strife which usually accompany the traffic on its awful course is life,  then we confess that Prohibition will bring an antidote to this life.  But there is not a single citizen, worthy of the name, who would  not welcome a reform which would materially reduce the suffering  and sin of humanity, even at the cost of personal liberty in taste.  All that remains to be done is to convince the people. The foregoing  statistics are unanswerable. Lay yourself open, for conviction and  there ig proof at h^nd to convince you.  ill ^THE WESTERN CALL  r>^i-^>������vnwtcHF ww "zjyyy 'ww-W' <*������-������*������������������������*������>������yii������������mtT.  5  :S4W������Z>frl>4^>fyW  " .       ���������''���������*.������  HP.Storry  I The TAILORp  557 Granville  THE BONUSING EVIL. say.   He will probably wait upon ab>  Thomas of  Cleveland;   and   Lindsey. it her town under another name with  .7        "Monetory Times." lanother brand new factory proposition.  Thomas,  of  Cleveland.  Ohio, | , This Is but a further example of the  "Mr.  went as a stranger to Lindsay.   With {evil of the pernicious municipal bonus  "I have been a constant reader of The Western Call for fourteen years (formerly the Advocate), and have Observed its development and improvement with pleasure.  ''Its fearlessness in exposing graft and all irregularities on the;  part of men in authority, and its readiness to commend all who do shoe and glove factory at Lindsay was  right, irrespective of politics, religion or nationality, give it a high stated, a tannery being thrown in later  place in my esteem. Novi^ under its new management, it is peerless as an additional bait. Lindsay, know-  among Vancouver newspapers. I would not discontinue under any ing that thirty other Ontario towns  circumstances.  "M. A. GARVIN."  the characteristic enterprise of the J principle. It pits one town against  bonus hunter, he impressed tbe civic another to secure new industries, with  authorities with supposed commercial the result that unreasonable eonces-  importance. Interviewing the board jslons are offered. The word has gone  of trade, his intention to erect a large abroad, especially in the United States,  tbat certain Canadian municipalities  will give almost anything to secure  Industries which often  figure chiefly  One subscriber said: "I am a constant reader of The Call and  admire its style and ability, aud enjoy it more than any paper in the  city, and if its present management will issue a 'daily' I will give it  my heartiest support iri every particular. We need a daily of its  calibre very nmeh."    .<..'������������������  BRIBERY!   GRAFT!  FOR YOUR  on paper. Our town and cities are  being exploited in this way by men  without cash, credit or reputation,  while the conviction is growing that  some of our civic fathers lack the first  principles of business common sense.  and cities would, if the opportunity  occurred, welcome this American adventurer with open arms, immediately  prepared to salaam to the attractive  Mr. Thomas. The town council provided  him  with  a  factory  site,  and It is not good to accept at par any  the gentleman opened an office, installed a stenographer, and. just to show  that the Thomas tribe knew how to do  things in a big way, ordered eight typewriters from a Peterborough firm. He  was delighted with Lindsay, and Lindsay felt honored with the presence of  impressive stranger who cares to talk  In an approved form of flattery."  The  editor  of  the   "Call"   in  hii  capacity as alderman, endeavored to  get a resolution through the city coun..  cil, placing Vancouver on record as  opposed to "Bonuting," but was de-  Thomas, about whom, by the way, they (feated by the apathy of other mem'  j: Large Stock of Fall and Winter j;  Tweeds and Worsteds.  I DRESS SUITS a Special  ���������<rv7������?9tr.-*~%<'^':*'T ��������� f '���������-"-*  o  We are there with the goods  bank managers became suspicious.  This naturally piqued Mr. Thomas, of  Cleveland, Ohio, who immediately  paid back the $550, to do so using  some of the. $900 borrowed from the  other bank. Then the second bank  manager's suspicions were aroused.  But by this time the fascinating Mr.  Thomas had shaken the dust of Lind-  o  IDROPIN AND SEE OUR STOCK}  No Trouble to show  You the Goods  I  ?  &������HMH������H'4������H^������g^<^,8MH^*<^^  DEW DROP MM      1  TO  Arthur Prith's  GENTS' FURNISHINGS STORE  I SO Broadway, East  If you are looking ford first-class, up-to-date  FURNISHINGS at lowest prices, you have only  to call at our store and be convinced that we  sve selling goods for  One-Third Less  than any other store in the city. We carry a  full line of every known article which goes to  make up a  First Class Up to Date Gents' Furnishing Store [  A Diagnosis and ft Criticism. knew nothing.    The factory was  to  We hear so much about "graft" that we are apt to become cal- ,emDloy 30������ handB   In>a������tae the effect  lous or, as the old adage puts it, "familiarity breeds contempt," and of Thomas eloquence,   methods   and  the frequent use of the term in public seems to rob it of its influence manners, upon the Lindsay citizens,  as a deterrent, and those who practice the art of bribery and graft- *a8Pins for a new industry at any  ing frequently go free from all adverse criticism and often are not  even conscious of having done wrong themselves. The term is generally used in connection with political offences, but politicians are  by no means the only offenders.  What is "grafting"?   What is "bribery"?   A grafter is one  who acepts money or valuable consideration for service insufficiently  given, or exacts valuable considerations by taking advantage of some  unusual situation.   Bribery is the giving or accepting of value for  the performance of some act whch is illegal or wrong, or which may  result in an advantage which otherwise would not exist.  Recently a deputation waited upon a citizen holding a publie  office and solicited his assistance for a certain religious institution,  using this argument, "Now, Mr. -������������������������������������ you are a public man and  will soon be seeking the support of the people to elect you again  to office, and if you assist us by giving your name and money, it will  greatly help you in your campaign."   Now there is no doubt in the  world but that the same argument was used with this man's political  opponent by these same representatives of a religious body, and undoubtedly they were perfectly unconscious of any wrong doing, but,  as a matter of fact, they were guilty of two distinct wrongs, that of  "bribery" and also "deceit."   They sought this man's support by  holding up before him the possible gain to him in his efforts at the  polls���������bribery.   They led him to think they would give him the  preference, at the same time offering the same bribe to his opponent  ���������deceit.  Public men are considered in the light of a "tit-bit" by all canvassers, especially those canvassing for churches or charitable institutions.   He is usually approached with some such an argument as  this:   "Of course, Mr. , every one is looking for a handsome  subscription from you because, you know,, we all support you so  strongly "-^-whieh, by the way* if carefully analysed, would prove  a lie���������arid the victims nfost "dig down" and "shell out," as the old  saying goes, otherwise he is soon branded as a "close-fisted" fellow.  Do these solicitors, or bj^ars^or whatever they are, ever stop  to*eonsideri;h6t"this man is m airproBability approached by scores  of people, worthy and worthless, every week ? Is it any wonder that  the spirit of the practice���������the spirit of deceit and of bribery���������sooner  or later gets control of so many of our public men ?  Another illustration would not be amiss. A public man was  asked for a subscription to a certain branch of church work; he-gave  a small sum, one of scores of other similar ones, and passed on into  the church. He greatly enjoyed the service and was leaving the  building filled with the spirit of the occasion when he was accosted  by another lady who exclaimed: '"Oh, Mr. ���������������������������, we were so disappointed with your subseribtion, we expected at least $-������������������." Of  course, the ladies never stopped to think that this was only one of  dozens of such demands being constantly made upon'him. To them  this man had contributed this paltry sum out.of a great abundance,  and they mentally slated him as a miser or worse.  The man who offers or accepts $5.00 for a vote is branded as a  criminal (if he is caught), but the "bribing" of a whole constituency  by ostentatious public subscriptions to a church or some such organization is a very commendable action, and is highly and openly approved of by ninety per cent, of the church people.  ._,...,.,._"Bpycotting^Vis./..al  office, through pecuniary impossibility, refuses to give a subscription  when asked, he is hopelessly boycotted, and those who do it prune  and pride themselves upon their own sanctity.  There are a few curses with which society is burdened which  could be well done without: Tipping, public begging for religious  or charitable institutions, church socials and sales of work to make  money, and the everlasting imposition^ upon men in public office as  a fit and proper object for attack for all these things.  Bribery is. bribery, whether on the hustings, in the church or, anywhere else, and graft is graft, whatever the motive, and-neither-a  women's skirts, nor a church membership will shear it of���������its heinous-  ness in the eyes of the Great Judge.  bers.  ������-i.  a". >*'������������������  PRACTICAL TOMMY.  Owing  to his  extreme youth and  timidity, Tommy Jones escaped going  the  police  are  looking for Jt'o church the whole year around, ex-  price!  To-day  Mr. Thomas.   To a chartered bank he |cept on Christmas Day.   After one of  vent, obtaining about $000.  At another his annual visits his uncle asked him  institution he drew -$550.   One of the'at the dinner-table if he had been a  good boy and said a prayer in church.  "Oh. yes, indeed," answered Tommy.  "I said a prayer like all the rest did  juBt before the sermon began. Want  to hear it?"  "Yes, indeed. What did you say?"  replied the surprised uncle.  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If  this grain route is constructed, Canada will have the greatest system  of inland waterways in the world, extending from the seas to the  Rockies, save for the distance between Fort William and Winnipeg.  Oakley Heating & Sheet Metal Co.  Hot Water Heating a Specialty.  Hot Air Furnaces. All Kinds of  Cornice and   Sheet Metal Work.  Phone 6643  105 Broadway East  ... VOTE FOR  ���������������������������  ��������� ���������"I  ALDERMAN H. H. STEVENS  Candidate For  His Record is his Platform Hll^lS^f^  THE WESTERN CALL  n  ft  m  kw  ;H  II  -f Ml  I  m  Hi  m$  \WA  fete  m  Wi  1  'j.  These Stores';%W:w open every  Evening This Week/  VancouVer, B.C.������ ftieiiiiiepl^  '���������-'tt<  AT GENUINE BARGAIN PRICES  J. N. HARVEY LTD.  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Lined Gloves for Men ........'.;................. ..->'.......  Unlined  Gloves  ^.......  Fancy Half Hose, large variety .......... ........-....  Fancy Arrn Ba.uds .........................................  Suit Cases ...;.,........................................  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Patterns and colorings show the newest fash-  their  ions; material and  ?;fe old-fashioned in  honesty.' 7  That's the right combination  If or shirt satisfaction.  A collar lhat gives the neat  closed-front effect, yet gives  am$e npom for tying the  correct Fall scarf is this  Biplane, 2% tn.  Monoplane, 2H In.  A NEW STYLE IN  T'.e or.ly collars  ..ihthnLinocord  buttonholes, thr.t  .either tear nor  .tretch,     ���������  COLLARS  ICO.  f  WANTED���������Good general servant:  sleep at Home. Apply MT-PEASANT NURSIWG HOME, 54-llth  Avenue, Bust. *  TRUANT*   GRADUATE   INTO  CRIMINAL COURT.  NSW YORK, Nov. 1.���������New York is  facing a difficult truancy problem, ren-  dered all tbe more difficult because tbe  police bave no time to devote to it.  Magistrates will not bold parents  atrictly accountable tor not seeing that  tbeir children attend school. What is  worrying the school officials most ia  tbat nearly every truant in New York  schools is in bad company. In country  towns, boys may play "kookey," but it  Is usually to go fishing or swimming  or to indulge in some other healthy  outdoor Bport.   ln New York, however,  COBALT SILVER FOR CHINESE  .     MINT,    .'  The fame of Ontario's Silver is  spreading. This week Mr. Wabn, tbe  Chinese imperial Consul for Canada,  and bis acting secretary, Mr. K. M.  Toms, inspected a number of mines  at the Cobalt camp for the purpose of  reporting to bis department the advisability of acquiring one or more  ore-shipping mines of Cobalt, for the  purpose of furnishing silver to tbe  Chinese Mint. China consumes an-  nulally a large quantity of silver, and,  having to'purchase in the open market,  the. government Is sometimes forced  to pay the highest prices for the raw'  material.    Mr. A. Hallow, of Cobalt,  It is especially a punctilious obser- Camllle, 5 years. Zoel, 4 years; Joseph,  raw* after a dinner invitation. 3  years;   Mbtse, 2  years;   Muriel,  1  In our busy land, where the worthi- year;  Hilaire, he go barefoot.    How  ���������it men ate often���������one might say, w������cn?" -7- , ;.  uaually-tnose who have the least time     ^ Mme CHRISTMAS JOK*  te devote to social calls, a mother���������������������������������������������.���������& bright-eyed old: man boarded the  or sister frequently leaves the cards tjaip at St. Paul, bound for Seattle.  of tbe young men of the family at the A8 the conductor passed through the  beginning of the  season.    As  it Is car the  oUJ  roan   stopped  him  and  supposed to be done at their instiga-  Has it is regarded as complimentary,  and it is usual to include such men in  whatever hospitable attentions the  family show to others.  A card tor. the mother and one for  the daughters inclusively is sufficient.  When the circle of acquaintance is a  large one   different   members   of   a  other Republicans. The rest are  either Republican Socialists. Radical  Socialists or Leftists.   He has been ac-  PION'T >HAV* TtMf i  A veterinary surgeon one day, pre*?  pared a powder for a sick horse an'di7  cused of choosing men of little ability; gave It to bis young assistant to ad-  ��������� id experience, men who will come and J minister.   The assistant asked how it  go at his beck and call, and will un jwa^ *? he done, and Jtbe dOcior gave'���������  swervingly follow his lead Whatever |hto* large glass tube and told Wm to (f  measures he may take, whatever laws PUt the tube into the horse's mouth, \  he may propose in crushing sedillob'and blow the powder down its throat.71  asked bow far it was from St. Paul to J or   revolutionary   strikes,   and   curb!A short time afterward there was a/7  Seattle.   "Sixteen hundred and twenty the laboring classes who are trying "to       dt commotion, and the doctor rush/j  control  legislation   so  as  to  obtain |.     * .   a * ^,        , .   \ ,   .     ^,     I  led out to find bis assistant in trouble. M|  ome montbs ago suggested the present family sometimiBs- leave the cards ot  idea to the Chinese government, who the others, and this "division of labor"  replied that they could not officially j ������������������������bles them to meet the require-  enter into such a deal, but the nuitter j ments of our exacting social laws,  had been laid before some of the fore-1 The same rule is followed in sending  most capitalists of the country, and it | cards as in leaving them. When, for  had been decided to direct the Chinese, instance, one is unable to attend  a  tt Is a safe assertion, that the truantb ' conBUi for Canada, who has his head-1 reception, a card is left or sent to the  are biding lu  out^>f-the-way   places,' quarters at Ottawa, to come to Cobalt hostess from each invited guest, and  miles," the official answered curtly.  The next time the conductor came  along the old man stopped him again  and asked bim how far it was from  Seattle to St. Paul. "See here, my  man," said the conductor ponipously,  "it's sixteen hundred and twenty miles  from St. Paul to Seattle; and W& six^  teen hundred and twenty miles from  Seattle to St. Paul; do you understand?"   7 7" .'"'"  "Maybe so." said the little man  modestly. "I didn't know. You see,  it's only seven days from Christmas  to New Year's, but. it's a long time  fi-om New Year's to Christmas."  finding their way, sooner or later, into-an(l rep0rt  the criminal courts.  The enforcement of the compulsory  education and the newsboy laws has  SOCIAL   OBSERVANCES���������CARDS.  When  calling  upon   your   intimate  been placed in the hands of Assistant; friends of co,lrse one  does  not use  oaje for the host from each masculine  recipient of an invitation.  A   CHOICE   OF   TWO   EVILS.  One   evening   the   youngest  of  tlie  ONE GIFT SHE  MISSED.  Six-ysar-old   Harry   wanted   to   buy  bis sister a little Chiistmas  present.  His  heart   throbbed   with  joy   at  the  thought, though he had in his pocket  Jity Superintendent Edwaid li. Shal- <card3   Dut witn others it is the uni- large family was holding forth in her  low.    Shallow  knows the "New  York ; versai custcm  to glve one's  card to best style.   The mother coul.l <lo noth-jor,v ,en cents-   Nevertheless, he went  boy and he is making    Him   attend !the per80n opening the door, unless it;ing with  the child,  so the father,  a!3''0"'"' ^ sho^8 ������"������' came back with  school. In spite of the gieal Increase  in the school population, there has  been small decrease in truancy under  Shallow's administration.  Under the New York law, a truant is  a student who is away from school for  five days or more without a good excuse.  chance to be a member of the family.*scientist by   profession,   went to  the;������   v-ery   satisfied   look.     His   mother  It is taken to iue .ady of the house, if' rescue. ja8ked him what he had *������"*ht.  she be at home, or is left as an evl- i    "1   think  I can  quiet   little  Flora." j    ' > Kot a cream puff,   he said,  dence of your visit if she is not. or if, he said.   "There's no use in humming������    "We������-  *������"  know- u���������r^    said   lis  for any reason, she is unable to receive :to her  in  that silly  way.    What she ���������>the'-' "t,lat won l las������ until Christ-  you.    If strict economy  must be ob- wants is real music.    The fact that I ma^  what is practically a new distribution  of property. For this purpose hiB pro?  gram includes a revision of the voting  list which will make tbe qualifications  for the franchise more exacting. -  These ideas of his seem to be ac-  fpr.ted as Just, and right-by the general  nublic. but fall to fall ln with the1 Wish:  es of the extreme parties, Socialiots on  one side and Clecicals on tbe other.  Mr. .Tanrn<i. Socialist,.Intern.8tb7na.lfst  and Antimilltarist, seems fctOalty to  'nam at tbe mouth as he fatim -iron  the columns of the "Intransigeant''  (Paris):,  "Rxtreme renction,  extreem mediocrity���������these are two main features of  t^e r-ew Brinnd Ministry^   It is 'formed  for   the   T)urr">'������e   of   carrving.-piifc. ;a  r������oMcv of so^ipl reactfoii.   Its-author is  makimr readv for was unon the work-  tri" rioe^c������!. i\\a ltbertv of lqhr<r-,,������ilo������?c  ^"fl  nf domocrs^v.     ftp  p������ts  ,''<fb..'Rll 1  t>9 frnnt'o r������������"������ of a. traitor who:; de-1  ������tiis"d.   ������t������ii_, rtat-petpd   bv   Miose   nT'er  n-h^sn p������i������ h*> oroe marched., fee's him-i  e������'f nMifroH to r������nrchase bv these're-  pftfonarv h'nws the contemntnmis vctr  "Where is mat medicine?" he shouted.   "What's the matter?"  The assistant coughed several times  severely and then spluttered:  "The horse blew first!"  served the name may be given instead aised to lead our Glee Club at college  There  are  7244   children   thus jof a card when the lady i8 at home.     |may  maki9  a  ^^^^6,  too." ��������� i It. Mother.'^  classed, not more than one per cent, j    A slngle card is enough to announce]    Accordingly, the professor took the s������ T ate it.'  of   the   total   school   population,   and one-g presence to the various members child  and. striding'up .and down the [  little more than two per cent, of the of a famuy u they are in the house, room, sang in his best manner.   After!  7-'    Kitchen" Table On Casters.  Having the kitchen table on castors  will be found a great help in saving]  a|ep8.  When work is being done at the",  ,|Sink the table may be rolled oyer near ,4  it and  the clean disheB put - on the/I  table; or, when cooking is being done;''"  the table may be pushed '"near  thei  stove, and the' necessary cooking ar-}  tides placed conveniently at hand.   7j  Many Play the Position.���������Mrs. Neigh-'  ���������bdrs���������"They tell* me your son is in|  the college football eleven.'  Mrs.  Malaprop.���������"Yes, indeed."  Mrs. Neighbors���������"Do you know what  position he plays?"  Mrs. Malaprop���������"Ain't sure, but I  think he's one of the odrawbacks."���������  Chicago News.  Two Kinds of Fame���������"Yes," admits.,  ted the author of a successful book/  "1 woke up one morning and found my,  -_. -. self famous." '���������'"('  replied Harry calmly; "and Moral dl*"ler and platitude are *tP������,n.,    ,.,t was a{(Terent with me,'' remark-  ��������� ed upon the new ministry, but _wV'"    j������������   o'>o,.t   f<v^p   ������-nt   ontv     tha      ,vr(,.'-),.  IT WAS EVfjR THUS. ... ��������� .myself famous���������then I woke up."���������Chi  Thai's what I thought after I bought'������' *h������ P'rhf 5,I", ������f *������������e'Center.  number of school boys.  But the school  officials  stamp out truancy altogether, believ- whom one has a visiting acquaintance,  to admit a girl of fourteen- |  ing that these 7244 children are paving Th5s wouid jn some cases  entail  so      "I'm one of the family that's just  ' but if not it is the custom to leave the second stanza of his song a ring  ���������  want    to a   car(1   for   each   aDSent   aduit   witb  was heard, and the door was opened  Premier   Briand   Once   a   Socialist���������  Now an Autocrat.  The remarkable point in the recent  the way for criminal practice in the large a number as to appear ridiculous, moved into the flat next to yours," she change in the ministry in France is;  future���������a frightful number ot crimin- m tJlat it ls usuai to limit the courtesy gaid. "There's a sick person with us, that Mr.' Aristide Briand has alienated  als who may be saved in early child- to three cards, leaving the family to and be says, if it's all the same to you, Clecicals and Monarchists on the one  hood. (make  their  own  apportionment���������like would you mind letting the baby cry hand, and Socialists on the other, yet  A movement is now on foot to ap-'the Irishman who, kissing his hand to instead of singing to it?" ihe  alone   of  ik.ll  his   former  Cabinet  peal to citizens in every section of the'a bevy of girls, exclaimed, "Divide it j A Quebec shoe-dealer recently re- has survived in power. Once an ad-  city to assist the truancy officers in among ye, my dears!" 'ceived the following order from a.vocste of strikes and a professed So-  their efforts, by reporting to the near-         A married. woman leaves, with her French-Canadian customer: cialist, he put down riot with a strong  own, one of her huaband's cards fori    "You will put some  shoes  on. my  the lady and one for the master of the-little families like'this, and send by  house.   There is no deception implied, gam Jameson the carrier:    One man.  It is but the conventional recognition Jean   St.  Jean   (me),   42   years;   one  be  made more  attractive to  the  tru- of his  social existence.    His  card  is  woman,  Sophie   St. Jean     (she).     41  ants.    Unless  these children  can  be ;������ot left for the unmarried women, un- years; Hermedes and Lenore, 19 years;  made to see that it is for their own lees he has been invited to a reception Honore,  18 years;   Celina.  1" years  mocracy which has been deceived, win cago Newg  bring   to. in<*t������/w>- s������.   ministry   v*>ir>H   to  ed the politician who had made an ill-!  advised speech.   "One morning I found/  rv.-j- ���������  1 at once vi'e and rM?r.���������i������>.,a   rv-ministr?  ! of ono mon 'u.-'i* '-    ~-, better than a To Prolong the Life of a Taffeta Pettt-j  coat. ?l  bandit."���������Literary- Digest.  est  policeman   every  known  case   of  truancy.  The school  officials are seeking to  devise some plan whereby schools may  ?ood that they are compelled to go to  school, it is reared they will persistently refuse to attend, with the result that sooner or rater they will find  themselves in tie toils of the law on  serkms criminal charges.  introducing a young girl to society, j Narcisse . Octavia and Phyllis. 16  The custom of leaving the husband's years; Olive, 14 years; Philippa, 13  esrd is not necessarily observed at years; Alexandre, 12 years; Rosina,  fee first calls of,the season���������and after .11 years; Bruno, 10 years; Pierre. 9  having received Invitations for some {years; Eugene, we lose bim; Cdouard  hand when public order, public busi  ness, and public safety were threatened, and gathers a new cabinet who arc  Socialistic and   revolutionary  bances in the field of labor.  distur  Line it with a thin muslin; T?he lin-jl  ing should be cut the same as the outil  side breadths and sewed up with thenxn  It is remarkable how much longer sucM  a skirt will last than one made up ii  U������-*ul Hints.  Tpv  Washino  F'annels  bv This  Rule.  MaVp   S'^ofl    enr'q    of    vrtlitp. c>->ti   ir)  warm water (not boiling) andwasn the the tisual way,.unltaed.  flannel underwear in this water atiart  from everythinc etse.    Do    tio*    v*ib  To Keep a,Child In Bed- j  And prevent him from crawling -uif  ������?oap on the garments, or tbey will be;������n the pillow    and out    of ihe becjj  hard  and  stiff.    Wash well ; through.'clothes, as so many little children do*  nledeed  to  support him  in  checkhr  two waters prepared the sa^e: way: ;try the following plan:   Sew two loop^  hen rinse-in warm water-to which a of tape to the middle of the nightl  little bluing has been  added/, Af+er gown hem, one in front, the others ill  He has a-nounced his intentions tr (rinsing thoroughly    wrinr : them out,hack; then pass a long piece of tapd  well, shake 'th em, and spread'on, the j around the foot of tbe crib, bringing  ^otbrsllne. While tbey aire drying the ends up to tie through the loops oil  shake, stretch and turn 7tltem7' from the nightgown when the child is placed)  maintain public order at any cost anc*  to amend the election laws. It if  distinctly a Tadical and a "fighting"  '���������'���������niriet  thatl he has  nominated.    O-  time to time.   They shoujd-dry slow-  the four senators who are comprised .1*.    Flannels washed  tfile-way will  hospitality, whether accepted or not.and Hisa, 7 years- Adrien, 6 rears; in it, two extreme Leftists and two keep soft and shrink hut lKtle,  in bed.   In this way the child is kep^  in the same place all night, thou  still free to turn from Bide to side. THE WESTERN CALL  ���������      i     "   i   ���������  *���������*���������*���������%������������������** ,X***,,iM������*S*V  CONTINUED TPAI^U   M/YIMrn CONTINUED  o  20������  "\  0 SALE  Edgar Furniture Co.  r  PHONE 5562  2245 MAIN STREET  V  0 SALE  7;:"Owing to the large crowds rwho have Jpatronized our store during our 20% DISCOUNT SALE, we are going to continue the sale, for the remainder of December  in order that all the people of Mount Pleiisaiit and vicinity may take advantage of these extremely LOW PRICES. ; v  Our 20 per cent Discount Means  ���������    40 per cent, on Down Town Prices.  o  o  t  *  t  t  *  *  From the large shipments recently received We have still a nice assortment in  ^as^^P Furniture, Rugs, Pictures, Etc.  to    choose from. We are,always pleased to show our goods. :: :: :: ::  SEASON'S GREETINGS.  ���������s" 1- t *  :>-���������.-"  >'.  $<'*<<^<^^:'*>'vi^^  ***~*v0"*~*"S*>S������S"*"S"*"S~S"  t* ��������������� ���������������������������������������������.���������������.���������������#��������� ���������***%** ���������������������������*���������������> ���������t������tii|i>������.������*������������i  ||n^  FOR7iYOUR ^JHAS   GAKES, j  t  CONFECTIONERY, ETC.  ;;:t.-!2..>i-K-i.  Wedding Cakes ara Birthday Cakes  a Specialty.[  Geo. Herring:, Proprietor  MAIN STREET  ������. 4**-*St**J*3sm>--M������.������ ���������tt-:-,.    i .-*-������'.- *~ *V=!  Otherwise  j J "CowanV Music Sale is' making a  big hit. All the latest 50c. and 60c.  copies, 3 i6r 25c.   See ad. in this Issue.  i't" forget to call on G. S. Kelley  [your Xmas supplies. He has the  is.   See ad. on page nine.  eve Pound and    bis   colleagues  e arrived from Ottawa.   All are de-  rted with tbeir trip.   They, are fully  pared to give an account of their  and  to enjoy themselves at  smoker on Friday night.  B. McBride & Co., cor. Itith Ave.  Main, are offering big inducements  tmas__Oif ts.^ ..Come Jn^ a nd.... we_jwj.ll.  you. *  Something doing every minute at  the ,Mt. Pleasant Leading Grocery,  G. S. Kelly, 2333 Main Street.  ;'Vou. won't  make any mistake by  :buying* your- Xmas   Novelties   at   S.  j Estabrooks', -.. .cor. of 18tb and  Main.  See ad. in this issue.  The Don, 2.47 Main, is the place "to  buy yoiir.Xmas Candy, Toys, etc.  The Burnham Hardware Co.. cor.  18th*and' Main, are showing a. very  extensive- iTiie-of Cutlery for Xmas.  Vjrdp in and look our stock over.  .    Qo.tolArthur Fj^th*s_Jfpr ^mjr^jGent's  Furnishings.,   He sells cheap.  PRESENTS  That are Appreciated  IT sfi'l 5X^^ Our Cut Glass Stock is complete  (AHOKDS  CANDIDATES TALK.  Ward V. was treated with a generous flow of oratory on Tuesday last. The two mayoralty candidates spoke at length, but no  new points were introduced.  Aid. Stevens, Geo; E. Williamson and Wm. Davis, alderman ic-  candidates, also spoke; but only briefly, us it is intended to hold a  meeting for the special benefit of the aldermen.  Com. Crehan made a stirring appeal for support on the grounds  that he had been fighting all year against the poor class of liquor  which was sold and the strict enforcement'of the law. He pledged  himself to continue.the fight if elected and also to^endeavor a uniform closing law for the city "     "_'���������'  Com. Crehan made a good impression and had a hearty support.  Com. Findly was out of town, so could not be present, but owing  to his splendid record it is anticipated that he will head the poll,  with Com. Crehan a good second..  Com. Findley is^ an old Ward V. resident and always polls a  heavy vote in that ward, and there seems to be no objection to his  return again as a commissioner.  ALD. McBRTOE.  Aid. McBride has announced that he will retire from the aider-  manic sphere and enter the License Commissioners', contest. Mr.  McBride is a strictly temperance man. He has strongly advocated  early closing and is very bitter against the sale of liquor to intoxicated men by the licensees.  At Tuesday's meeting most of his speech was a vindication of  his actions as chairman of the Board of Works, so he had no time  to announce his,platform as aXojftmis^ou^r.. He will speak again  in the future.  CONDENSED NEWS.  FORT GHORGF.���������Considerable intei- I Ulster. Ireland���������Ulster Oi.ingemen K������  est haj been manifested tlie past tew gttmly on with their flght-to-tiniah plans  days ln the lepoit of .i gold dUeo\er>\ ������e home rule propo als  on tlie western boundary of,*the town  site.  OTTAWA���������Hon. Frank Oliver announced in the House of Commons ye -  terday that script would not be given to  early settlers in Western Canada, as  had been requested.  Pen\er, Colo, Dee 20���������Bodies of  three ot i..e minei s entombed in the  Leyden mine bv tire and earth f alta last  Wednesday weie found today by res-  cueis, making eight dead recovered..  Chleaern.  Per   20 ���������The  labor commis-  f sioner, Mr   Nelll, admitted that the situation   between   the     western     railroad  1R  P rt ...   manage!���������> and the JJmtheihood of Loco-  last   nhzht' btenarecl   tu   Sn .motive Kngineers Is becoming so #train-  today    on   twentv���������lx   branched ed thatri,an ODel} rupture ma>  take place  Caintal    Investment    PonVninv   ������oon    ,Tne wijrlneers. of sixty-one roads  capital    in\estment    Company   have threatened to strike unless granted  .?ij  .._   a wage increase  CHICAGO,     December  agents  down  of    the  scattered      throughout  Western States,  the   main   offices  eight  Following the raid on .    Jollet and Aurora"1 IH   't^av^hNfXrJv      Winnipeg, Dec.   'O.-Fiftj  strikers and  i?.1,1.61-?!1.1! Aurora, ui.. today,this foray lB>iuimuiixer.s   were   beaten     l������     strike-  will mark one of the mo~s,t extensive  movements in .the .government's war  against bucket-shops. v >  PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 16.���������Nineteen  arrests ueie made today bv postal Inspectors in Pennsylvania and New Jersey in the government's crusade against  persons accused of using the mails  defraud.     , , _ , ,  breakers after demonstration.  Chalons.    France,    Dec.     21 ���������A    new  woild's tecoid for a non-stop pussenger-  to  OTTAWA.���������Canada has been Invited  to send a military contingent of 700 to  the coronation of King George, and the  Invitation will be accepted at once.       i  carrying aeroplane flight was made here  Lf ~  . ny  panied by Captain Hugonl, flew 145 miles  today, when  the French army aviation corps, acuom  leutenant Cammerman of  nv  ain  without alighting.  ..    ������������������    H.8.ALTY.  Another candidate for License Commissioner who spoke, was  R. B. Alty. flflr. Alty made the rather startling statement that  "there were at least six hotels that were absolutely unfit for human  habitation." He also pointed out the abuse of his office by one of  the commissioners, as revealed in the "Call;" and strongly condemned the other commissioners for allowing it.  Mr. Alty was subjected to considerable questioning by Commissioner Crehan and ex-Commissioner Pike and others regarding an  application he had made for a license. Mr. Alty stands for "regulation in the traffic, claiming that the traffic is with, us and the only  thing to do is to regulate it.  TMt OTTAWA "TOltBOLA. '  Colonel Sam Hughes asked tor an explanation of the expenditure of  $68 on trifles torn a Roman Catholic bazaar from the public funds of the  Dominion, and this is the answer he got:  "Sir Wilfrid Laurier said that, these articles were paid for out of the  appropriation for the-service of^ the House of -Commons,- and -therefore _did,  not come under tlie control of the government or any of its members. The  government had been informed by the Speaker that these articles had been  purchased at the bazaar mentioned by the authority of the Speaker and  paid by cheque of the accountant of the House of Commons.   The articles,  he said, were now in tlie Speaker's room.1'  COPENHAGEN, Dec. 17. ���������Former  Minister; of Justice Albertl. the revelation of JWhose bank frauds in the fall  of 1908 .-scandalized the country, was  ���������sentenced' today to eight years' penal  servitude.  Toronto, Dec. 20.���������Every public school  in the. Dominion, will be provided with a  Washington, Dec. '21.���������ExoneratiM  8enator William Lorimer, of Illinois, of  charges of bribery in connection with'Ms  election to the United States senate, the  committee on election and privileges filed  Its formal report today.  r Manchester, Eng., Dec. l\���������Two hundred and'eighty-tune out of 309 miners  working in the Little Hulton Company's  mine near Leigh, are believed to have  been killed in an explosion and fire that  has turned the workings into a veritable  blast-furnace.  London.  Dec.  21 ���������A conference today  between   King George  and  Premier As-  manual of physlcaf "exerefse,'through"the ' 2,uUh l?a*eJ r,,s,e-'S0. tne D?1!ef th2,t ,thS  generosity of Lord Strathcona in his r!Z King has decided to create a sufficient  wntgiftyto Canada, '  * rtj number of Liberal peers to outvote th.  I Conservatives  on   legislation   to deprive  lthe House of Lords of its power to veto.  :      Regina, Dec. 20.���������The city council has  Montreal,  Pec.   20.���������After a  battle at       Regina, Dec. 20.���������The city council has  the  corner of  St.  David's  lane  and   St. .decided   to  pay   the  mayor  a salary  of  James  street  between  an  Irishman  and   twenty-five hundred dollars,  three  Italians,  all   four  needed   medical  attention   and  two of them  had  sent to the General Hospital.  to   be  A report was in circulation in Kitsilano yesterday, to tlie effect that Alderman White, who has represented that  district on the city council during the  present year, would not xtand for reelection.  Montreal,  Cincinnati, Ohio, Dec. 21.���������A Are which  ha-s au-eady caused a loss of half a million dollars, broke out in the manufacturing di.strict of this city at Ninth and  Sycamore streets at 2:20 o'clock this  morning and at 3 o'clock was still  spreading. Four firemen were buried  under falling walls. Only one of thejs>n  was rescued.  Mexico.���������Two bodies of Mexico^ <mssfw.-i  have hemmed in a force of iwwrajunta .  nec     oa r>v������r    t7 nan ntm   nave nemmea in a iorce >  worth of new cars and train eVufpment;;*��������� the Calley of Mai Paso  has just been ordered by-the Canadian  Pacific Ttallway; all lo be delivered next  summer.  _   _ _    are   serious   upris--  oi Bedouins, many Turkish olBoers  LONDON.���������There  lllg.  having been Kl'led.  *i ^Mn^.,peF'^ DeM-    -'������������������������ Quiet    reigns     Don't  fail  to  see  Walden'a   Xmat  ) throughout the city today in spite of the  _        ������ ���������...     . .   ���������  .^  attack of ������ome 1,000 strike sympathizers i Tree,   cor.   Zotb.  Av������~ and. Main.  on ^fourteen, cars, last night, in_whicli_ the. _^      _^^      _^ _   ..  cars were demolished. WW   TOSIL^-Thirteen^ ^onTlSstr    I their lives, fifty were injured and ������ num-  T.ondon.���������Mr.  Astiuitli is unexpectediv 'ber ������* persons were badly shake* * p; ina  summoned to London to discuss the polk; ������n* explosion o f car-lighting gas tm/tx  RECIPROCITY HERB.  The Canadian Manufacturers' Association is prepjaring to entertain  the farmers at Ottawa. There is no reason why the farmers should not  accept their ftospitalit}'. The farmers have heeri entertaining the manufacturers for years and it seems only courteous that it should be reciprocated when opportunity offers.���������The Grain Growers' Guide.  Barnard & Shaw, cor 12th ad Main  Street, report business good. You  make no mistake by buying  Groceries there. Phorui your  4148.  GO UP HEAD' JOHNNY.  your  order,  and the Quality the Best that  Lt be'Jiatl        P/ice* range from a Bon Bon dish at  r* a  Viter S-'t at $*0  are a gift fit for a Quesn, we have  a  magnificent stock of brilliant  [ms in Soli tare, Twins and every combination you,  think of.   Our Diamonds ere of the First quality  everv sto ie we sell will be exact ly as represented.  'ATfHPSL A serviceable, lasting gift.   We are  r\ I \-.flLh3 giving specials in Waftham watches  ^old-fiile .1 /as: s at the fol1ow:m: pr ces.  lady's Watch $f2      Lady's Watcb UM $14      Gents Watch $10  The Edgar Furniture Co/s, 22'*  Main Street. Big Sale is causing quite  a sensation on the 1-1 ill.  Onme  examining  Scotch  boys  jects be requested the teacher to ask  her pupils a Tew questions in Nature  knowledge.    Desiring her class  to do  Ilier honor she decided upon th > simple  suLjei-r. "Cliicktjis."  /"TER THE CHRISTMAS SHOPPING;    ���������Now>  thildmj/-  she  said>   <r  wam  The wood fire crackled and sparkl- yQU t0 tell UJO something very wondered   merrily in  the  big open grate  in fuJ al)0Ut chickens."  the cozy  imrary. j    "How tbey get'out of their shells?"  tical   situation   with   Kins  George.  TOMITTO.���������The Farmers' Bank with  head offices in Toronto ami 31 branches  in   various   towns  and   villages  through  and dynamite in the new six-story now-  er  stiition   of  the   New     York    Central  Railroad. ��������� , ,4  I     MQSSX.SMV-���������A syndicate of Spokane  capitalists   have   taken   over   the   Afollie  out Ontario, has suspended payment and   Gibson   group   of   mineral   claims,   situ  tlie floors will not open tomorrow  morn-   aied   between   Paulson   and   Coryell   ii  ins.  >BATTX>S.���������Graft imiuirv closes and  I'ecomniehdations for dismissal of Chief  or' Police are asain made. The mayor's  action  i"  awaited.  ���������AVCOtTVB*.- President of G. N.  Railway advocates riKorous conservation and settlement policv in British  Columbia.       ^^  MXUIOVBirS.��������� Australian Government is considering basi* of reciprocity  agreement with lite Dominion of Canada.  OTTAWA.���������Hon.   r���������.   P.   Brodeur  gives  he   is   about   to   resisn   his   seat   in   the  ipon  a  time an  inspector was i indiKnant   denial   to   press   reports   that  cabinet  to  become Chief Justice,  a   very   youthful   Class   of j     &OVDOV.���������It is announced that negotiations    have   been   completed   for   the  and   amongst   other  sub-! amalgamation   <���������   f   the   Western   t'nlon  Telegraph    Company    and     the    Anglo-  American Cable Companv.  PEXXir.���������The   throne    has    Issued    an  edict refusing to create a constitutional  government  In compliance  with  a   mem- '  i orial   recently   passed   bv   the   National :  Asvemhiy.   and   also   declining   to   accep.t |  **-"   re~ignation������   of   the   gmnd   inunili-  lof".   '  DOTBS, SUa. ��������� Claude Graliame-  Wliite. the English a viator, who recently won the international Aviation Cup,  at Belmont Park, had a narow escape 1  '.>i.i :i...^u������������������ Jiiji.ry ye-terday. Ili~- ma-j  c'i'n������ was wrecked and he was badly'  j cut shout  the face. j  the   Burnt   Basin   district.  Coryell   in  CROCKERY SALE  ieo. G. Bigger  Jewilier & Optician  143  STINGS St.  West  "After all, home is the dearest spot p:oml,tiy responded one little fellow.  on earth."  remarked  the young  wife,      ������\Ve!I."  said   the   teacher,  "that   is,  with a quiet satisfaction   beaming  in of course>    wonderful;    but    I    mean  her  'eyes. something more wonderful still."  "That's right dear/' emphatically1 Th.ere was a silence for a few  replied her husband, who was engaged seco-<ls. Then up S1)0ke Httle Johnny,  in auditing the Christmas bill3.  : ."Please,   ma'am,   its   mair   wonderful  MOHAMED'S   OPINION.  It is somewhat curious that the  prophet Mohamed had a very decided  opinion  on   monopoly.    In  the  Koran  hoo they ever got intae tlieir sheila  EMBRACING   HIS  OPPORTUNITY.  The deacon, who did not often have  a chance to speak, was appointed to  open the Christmas services. He drag,  ged his- address out in a most tiresome manner, repeating the same  'thought again, and again.  Unable  to  endure  it  any   longer   a  ��������� coup'e:  of ��������� boys   left   the   church.    A  coachman,   who   was   wairing   for  his  HERE  IS A   PORCH   RIDDLE.       j employer attending the exercises with-  A  gertleroan  going   into   a  garden |{n,   as!:sd   them   if the    deacon    had  is to be fouDd the following passage:��������� meets some ladies.    "Good-morning to,finished  his  speech.    "Gee.  yes!"  re-  "The   Holder  of  a  monopoly   is   a you ten fair maids," said he, bowing plied the boys, "but he won't stop!"  sinner aud an offender."  Evidently the founder, of Is!amism,  low.  "Sir, you mistake," answered one of There was an old man with a beard.  [whose followers are numbered by mil- them.   "We are not ten, but if we were Who said, "It is just as I feared,  , lions, was a believer in the rights of j twice  as  many  more  as  we are  we  the peanie. as aeninst the nr<?*Hs of r>>e should  be as many above ten  as we  few, though in his own case, he hardly are now under."  practised what he preached. j    How many were there?  My wife went to buy  A bright Cnristmas tie.  And   that's   why   I   am   raising   this  heard."  (Private)  Large consignment of English  Crockery, Jugs  Tea Pots, Cups,  Saucers, etc.  556  Dufferin E.  AT HOME EACH DAY  ':V/.^ m<mm^m&mwm*mmm  mmm  &as3asSHS������S������������^i  IS-S^fe'iS:;sS'i;^^'t*;*'ire;ft^i'.:  ^sK4Siti!i8SK^K^h������S^is*;r������.'-iia  Hi  THE WESTERN CALL  k  St  ?h  p  <(������  ������  a  p  Jp  7"i  *$  ter  ffi  Ii  I  lit  ti  INN  1  ���������i:-r"  I Real Estate - Loans -   nsurance 1  * I  We make a specialty of Fairview, Mt. Pleasant ���������        |  and East End properties.       See us for special ?  in houses at remarkably low prices. $  +   PHONE 5427 A.    N.   DeVAZ   220 MOMMY, W. f  .4-  f  BROADWAY GROCERY  With a general store of ������  Groceries, Confectionery, Stationery, &c. ������  . We are gradually stocking up to the requirements of %  f our surroundings as demanded.      Our aim is to please and ������  X therefore solicit your patronage as a means of success. ������  *������ v  J A.  N.   D EVAZ,     220  BROADWAY, W. |  Phone 845 Always in Mt. Pleasant  X!j X_J X.J   i       K^  Stand:     Mount Pleasant Livery.  Phone845  -*--*--*������rifc������*iAift.JiAign*������A������f������iliifiA������f- ���������*���������-* Ai'iil>*i4iffim  T?WVf TTTfTrTVTVTiivirT VWTTT ���������!  ���������������  For good values in  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS  Callon  Ii TRIMBLE &  NORRIS ii  Cor. 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A pawnbroker was awakened ia the  middle of the night by a furious knock,  ing at his 'door. Opening the window  he looked out and asked:  "What's the matter?"  "Come down," demanded the knocker.  "But- "  "Come dWriV  The pawnbroker hastened downstairs and peeped around the door.  "Now, sir?" he demanded.  "I wan'sh ki:ow the time," said the  reveler.  "Do you mean to say you knocked  me up for that?   How dare you?"  The midnight visitor looked injured.  "Well, you've got my watch," he said.  COULDN'T   DO   BETTER.  Two friends who had not seen each  other for several years met again,  unexpectedly, as neighbors in a new  suburban place.  "Hallo, Bilkins! Who are you working for now?" asked Simkins, over the  garden fence.  "Same people," was the cheery-  answer.   "A wife and five children."  ft Pays to Advertise in  THE WESTERN CALl  PHONE 1405  THE FLAME OF DESTINY.  During the course qf conversation  between two ladies in a hotel parlor  one said to the other: "Are you. married?"  "No. I am not," replied the other.  "Are you?"  "No," was the reply, "I, too, am on  the single list," adding: "Strange that  two such estimable women as ourselves should have been overlooked  in the great matrimonial market! Now  that lady," pointing to another who'  was passing, "has been widowed four  times, two of her husbands having  been cremated. That woman," she  continued, "is plain and uninteresting,  and yet she has them to burn.*.'  WHEN THE WEATHER WAS VERY  COLD.  An American and a Scotsman were  discussing the cold experienced in  winter in the North of Scotland.  "Why, it's nothing at all compared  to the cold we have in the States,"  yiid the American. "1 can recollect  one winter when a sheep, jumping  from a hillock into a field, became  suddenly frozen on the way, and stuck  in the air like a mass of ice."  "But, mans" exclaimed the Scotsman, "the law of .gravity wouldn't  allow that."  "I know that," replied the tale-  pitcher. "But the law of gravity was  frozen too!"  r  NOT GENERALLY  KNOWN���������BUT���������  "Is the master of the house in?" inquired the smooth-tongued book-agent  of the little boy who answered his  ring.  "Nope," said the boy, ;  "Little boys should not tell falsehoods," said the book-agent. "Isn't  that your father reading the newspaper by the window?"  "Yep," was the answer, "that's Pa,  all right, but Ma is out."  A   LASTING   SOUVENIR.  A young American girl���������a bride���������  was travelling in England and, naturally, she saw a great many souvenirs  of great events. One guide was a  particularly pompous fellow. "This:,":  he explained, "is a cannon, captured  from the Americans at the Battle of  Bunker Hill."       "  "TJm-indeed, yes," answered the  bride, "but we've got the Hill."  THE   MOO-COW-MOO.  My pa held me up to th* moo-cow-moo  So clost I could almost touch,  En I fed him a couple of times, or two,  En I wasn't a7..aid-cat���������much.  The moo-cow-moo's got a tail like a  rope  En its raveled down where it growB,  En It's Just like feeling a piece of soap  All over the mo-cow's nose.  En the moo-cow-moo's got dters on  his head  En his eyes* stick out of their place,  En the nose of the moo-cow-moo is  spread  All over the end of his face.  En his feet is nothing but finger nails  En his mamma don't keep 'em cut.  En he gives folks milk in water pails  Ef he don't keep his handles shut.  Cause ef you or me pulls the handles,  ��������� .why. :'.  The moo-cow-moo says it hurts.  But the hired man he sits down clost  ������������������ .;>r" "  .-- "  En squirts en squirts en squirts!  ���������Edmund Vance Cooke.  LORD G. WELLESLEY'S PLUCKY  RESCUE   OF   DROWNING  GIRL.  Xondon.���������Lord George Wellesley,  the youngest son pf the Duke of Wellington and a grandson of the Iron  Duke, saved with great gallantry a  girl from drowning in the Thames at  Putney last Saturday.: Plunging into  the river at a spot where the current  swirls dangerously, Lord George Wellesley swam to the aid of the girl in  mid-stream, and despite her desperate str'uggles7 succeeaed" in "taking  her safely to the. bank. Hundreds of  people witnessed the brave deed,  knowing nothing of the rescuer's identity, and cheered him again and again;  but after he had satisfied himself that  the girl still breathed the young man  ���������he is only twenty-one���������turned to  his friend, Lord Claud Nigel Hamilton,  son of the Duke of Abercorn, who  pressed upon him with congratulations.  "Why, it's a mere nothing," said  Lord George, and, anxious to escape  further notice, the two young men  hurried to the house of a friend in  the neighborhood, where a change of  clothes was obtained. They were followed by a police constable, who insisted upon learning the name of the  rescuer, but it was not for some minutes  that  he   received  satisfaction.  Girl's Soft Leap to Water.  Everything had happened very quickly. Accompanied by Lord Claud Nigel  Hamilton. Lord George Wellesley had  just left the house of the tutor who is  preparing him for a military examination when his attention was arrested  by the excited exclamations of several  people on Putney Bridge. Noticing  that all were pointing over the parapet, he immediately divined a tragedy  was in the making.  A City typist, a girl of twenty, had  flung herself from the parapet of the  bridge into the river, 50 ft. below. In  an instant Lord George Wellesley, too.  was struggling in the water. But he  stands 6ft. 2in. in his socks, and he is  as sinewy as plucky. The son of a  great race, their fighting instincts  were his also. As the minutes passed  the excitement of those who witnessed  the gallant struggle from the hanks  and bridge heightened, and when it  was seen that the tall stranger had at  last managed to clasp the drowning  girl the first cheers rang oot. '  A Splendid Rescue..  -  Even then the fight had not been  won, for the girl was strong and heavy  CHRISTMAS GIFTS  Make Your Selection Now  We have a stock that will provide  useful and beautiful articles for every  member of the family, such as:  Fancy China,   Books,   Fountain Pens  Music,   A Large Assortment of Toys,     everything to make the Children Happy.  Our Low Rent Enables us To Sell Way Below the  Down Town Stores  We invite your patronage  M. W. SIMPSON  2241 Main Street  502 BOADWAY EAST  XMAS CADIES, NUTS, FRUITS,  and GROCERIES  You will Always find our Stock  Fresh and of the Best and our  Prices are Right  %%%^v%-%%%%%^%%%%^%^1  and she struggled wildly, as drowning  people do, but stroke by stroke the  young man foughtr his way to( the  bank and delivered his burden to Dr.  Curry, who, having witnessed, the  scene from his house, had hurried to  the riverside.  For three hours Dr. Curry worked  strenuously to restore tne girl, who by  the time the bank was reached had  collapsed entirely. Eventually her condition improved sufficiently to permit  of her removal to the Wandsworth Infirmary.  Admiration'"for"Lord Georger Welles-  ley's plucky act can only be increased  when it is stated that during the last j  few days he has suffered from .a severe J  cold.   He is a second lieutenant in the  Grenadier  Guards.  A recommendation that the medal  of the Royal Humane Society be conferred upon Lord George Wellesley  has been forwarded to the Royal  Humane  Society.  KER REWARD.  She was the dearest and most affectionate little woman in the world,  and so thoughtful of her husband's  comfort and needs. One evening, when  company was expected, she inquired  solicitously:  "Arec't you going to wear that necktie I gave you on Christmas, dearie?"  "Of course I am, Henrietta," responded dearie. "I was saving it up.  I am going to wear that red necktie,  and my Nile-green smoking-jacket, and  my purple and yellow socks, and open  that box of cigars you gave me, all  at once���������to-night."  FIRST CLASS  Shoe Repairing & promptness  MATERIAL AND WORKMANSHIP  GUARANTEED  Just a few doors West of Junction of  North  Arm and Westminster Roads  R. ROBERTSON, Prop.  WANTED  Household Goods of  all  description.  The Peoples' Store  Cor. 9th <& Westminster Rd.  WALDEN  TOYS for the  CHILDREN at  CUT PRICES.  XMAS CARDS  CANDIES, ERUI  Etc., Etc.  25th AVE  ,.*%���������' t..  .-ir  J'irss THE WESTERN GALL  J.JA..U..J.UI,  k:>ikikis^gi  :J.v.^-:..e;.-i'v.'.^f,vT  S. ESTA  ONLY two days more to do your Xrnas Shopping. During this week we are selling all bur  Xmas Goods at REDUCED PRICES. Those who have purchase^ goods at our store  claim "'Our Prices are Much Lower than Down Town Prices. We still have a nice assortment of  Xmas Goods on hand which we are clearing out Regardless of Cost. A few of the following  prices wil convince you.  A fine line of Hand Bags, >kid lined,  in all colors, from ��������� $1.00 up  Handkerchiefs, from 5c up  Some beautiful lines at 25c, 50c & 65c  Also x/i dozen in fancy boxes, just  the thing for Xmas gifts, at  25c, 50c, 75c and -        $1.00  A few Umbrellas left in pearl handles and silk covers. We are going  to clear these out this week at  $1.75, $2.00 and - $-225  A large assortment of Back and Side  Combs at greatly reduced prices  for this week only.  Hat Pins, all prices, with rhine stone  settings, etc.  AH Toys must be cleared  out by Saturday. Any  reasonable offer taken.  Black oilk Scarfs, while they last  for - - - 7.     75c  White Silk Scarfs, while they last 75c  Ice Wool Shoulder Shawls with silk  trimming        - - $1.25  Jabots    in   fancy     holly     boxes,  26c, 50c, 65c, 75c and     -      $1.25  These make beautiful Xmas gifts.  ; A nice line of fancy Sachete Cushions  all hand painted, from 25c up  ^ffishing you the Compliments of the Season   ^^  [TOO  FAR   BACK  FOR  HIM.  mimy had been punished.    "Mam-  be  sobbed,  "did  your  mamma  you when you were little?"  |'es, when I was naughty."  ^.nd did her  mamma ' whip    her  she was little?"  fes, Tommy."  id  was  she Whipped  when  she  little?'^    ;������������������.. ���������'������������������>:��������� ���������;;������������������.������������������  ^ell, who started tbe darned thing,  ray?"  toTs of; weather.  "I want to do some Christmas shopping to-day, dear," said a fond wife���������  "that is, if the weather is favorable.  What i������-the^Wrecastr^;^'j,   ^*'$'::H  At theTbther end7:of the table 'her  husband, consulting his, paper, ������sad  aloud: "Rain, hail, snow, thunder,  lightning and floods."  THE REAL THING.  A very wealthy society woman, who  gives ' both herself and lier means  largely to the) poor,; was recently waited upon by i her butler with a rude  package and a letter "from a poorly-  clad little girl.'?  The  letter  read:  "uear lady:  "i love you so i worked and earned  2 cens to get you a eg for a cristmufc  gift for you.       .  "It is the nisest thing i no to ete.  "It is a good eg.  "F^um MARY."  And there was the "good eg," wel.  tied in, brown .paper!; The women  burst into a flood of tears and said:  "I've been looking for-it for years-  it's the real :. thing���������love!" She  couldn't, find Mary, but her love remains, and this woman can't tell of  this to-day and keep the tears back.  A. H O.  ij4"*������M**������'M"H*'S?K^^ ���������������^"?"t"H'<"H^K^<^^K"XK������>H������������^  DIE IN TORTURE FOR A LADY'S  WHIM.  A f-jw years ago Fashion said, "Grebe  skins are stylish." Fashionable women  hastened to buy them. Since then untold numbers of western grebes have  bsen slaughtered through' the' lake region of southern Oregon and northern California to supply' the market.  Scores of professional hunters have  been busy shooting these birds and  shipping out bales of skins. The grebes have disappeared in maiuy localities.  The western grebe is a diving bird  of glistening silver grey back. It is  sought not without reason. The grebe  hunters call the skin of this bird fur  rather than'feathers.  I have followed the trail: of the grebe  hunter. I have seen the effects of his  work. ,1 have seen a hunter, make a  grebe skin almost as quickly as I can  explain the method. He picks up the  dead bird, severs each wing with the  blow of an ax, throws it on its belly  and rips tbe skin down the back from  neck to tail.   He jerks tbe skin loose  wild fowl.   Cursed be fashions!    This  jis the price.   How long will the American  woman  demand  it?    The grebe  skins, the tern wings, the egret plumes,  | are  the   mother's  life    blood.      Hat  | plumes, worn for beauty, are but the  signs of famished babies.   Do you realize that, fair wearer?  The Natural Finish���������"What happen*  ed to Babylon?" asked the Sunday-  school teacher..  "It fell!" cried the pupil.  "And what became of Nineven?"  "It was destroyed."  rAhd what of Tyre?"  "Punctured!"���������Cleveland  Leader.  MATTERS MERCENAR Y  DO AMERICAN RAILROADS WASTE  '."���������;   $1,000,000 A PAY. ' :  Nothing else has so startled the  public, in all the prolonged disputes  between shippers and railroads over  the proposed rate increases, as the  statement, vouched for by no less an  authority than Louis D. Brandeis, that  wasteful methods are costing the railroads of the United States between  1300,000,000  and  1400,000,000 a year  We suggest suitable Presents for Father,  Mother,  Sister,  Brother, Friends, and we have the stock on hand to fill suggestions.     Everything is of the BEST QUAUTY and the  FBJCE is as WW as the LOWEST  CANADA'S NEW CITIZENS.  -'���������' Last year, 16,350 persons were  naturalized in Canada. This number  included 7,266 former citizens of the  United States. The next largest number was -,944, these being Russians.  No less than 1,588 Austrians became  Canadian citizens last year. Here is  a list of those who have been registered as citizens at the    Secretary    of  FOR MOTHER.  Ebony Bonnet Brush 75c to f 1.50  Ebony Hair Brush.........f 1.50 to $5.00  Ebony Mirror.  .f 1.00 to *3.50  Ebony Toilet Set $3.00 to $174)0  Ebony Cloth Brush. $1.25 to $3.00  Box Stationery 25c to 75c  FOR SISTER  "Snapshot" Albums  ..30c to $2.75  Cut Glass Bottle of Perfume.. .$1 to $7.00  Ebony Toilet Set $3.00 to $17.00  Manicure Sets   $1.50-to $8.00  Hair Brush   $1.00 to $5.00  Ebony Mirror $1.75 to $3.50  Back Combs and Sets  50c to $6.00  Perfume Atomizer  75c to $2.50  Baby  Sets    $1.50   and   $2.00  Box Chocolates   25c to $7.50  Kodak  $1.75 to $25.00  FOR   FATHER  A Safety Razor.  Gillette $5.00 to $6.50  Halley       $3.50  Magna      $3.50  Auto Strop    $5.00  Every Ready  $1.00  Boker Razors     $1.50 to $3,50  Razor Strops   25c to $3.00  Shaving Mugs  .25c to $1.00  Shaving Mirrors  25c to $3.50  Military Brushes, per set. .$1.50 to $7.50  FOR BROTHER  Safety Razor,  Shaving Mugs  G.B.D. or B.B.B. Pipes  ....$2.00 to $7.50  Box of Cigars   $1.75 to $6.00  Cuff and Collar Bags 90c to $2.50  Thermos  Bottle    $2.50 to $4.50  Camera ....$1.75 to $25.00  ! | from the upper part of the body and jThis sum������ ��������������������� The Wall Street Jour-  ;!severs it at the neck.   Then, with his,nal points out, is from 12 to 15 per  ��������� foot on the upper part of the body, the ��������� cent, of their gross earnings. Many  ', whole hide comes oft with a jerk. (editors note that it is practically the  j Lower Klamath Lake on the Oregon same amount that Senator Aldrich said  'and California border is a typical ihe could save if he had the job running  breeding ground for western grebes. the United States Government. Mr.  When we visited the region in 1905 .Brandies is counsel for the Eastern  we found floating grebe nests only a shippers who have been stating their  ,' few feet apart. arguments against higher freight rates  |L-=i-This nesting place.containing aboutlheforc the,Interstate,Commerce^CoBK  ��������� fifteen hundred grebe homes was soon 'mission in Washington. Before calling  ', discovered by plume hunters. It took nis witnesses Mr. Brandeis said he was  ; but a few days' work for them to 'going to show that the railroads ought  > shoot out this colony. I wish the *o meet the crisis which they say con-  ', Ameiican women could have followed fronts them by "scientific manage-  ; with me the trail of death and suffer-J ment," rather than by arbitrary rate  ��������� ing after these two plume hunters left, increases. To resort to the latter  ', We poled our skiff out through the method, he declares, is merely to enter  ; tules till we came to a small grass upon a "vicious circle of ever-iucreas-  ��������� island where the hunters had camped, ing freight rates and ever-increasing  i Fifty feet beyond the edge of the cost of living." And he goes on to say:  ; camp fire was the skinning place. | ���������Ag an alteniaUve to the practise of  ; Here and there I saw piles of wings. !combil)mK to raise the rates and hence  .; ach of which would have tilled u wash- to increase ���������riceS( we offer c0.0|)era-  ;| ub. The bodies of dead grebes were tion to redm:e (;osts and hence t0 ,ower ,ceIanders  ��������� j cattei^d about, thrown aside after thei 1>rices     Tflis   can   be   done   through   ItanaKg   .  Japanese  We are offering the Balance of our stcck of Hand Begs, Purse??, Co Her  Boxes and Wallets at LESS THAN COST TO CLEAR OUT.  See them at our Bargain Counter.  Independent  Drug Store  (LePatourel & McRae)  Cor. 7th & Westminster Ave. - Phone 2236  The  Store  where  your   Prescriptions  are  dispensed  by  MEN WHO KNOW.  .,  lumas? hr.d been stripped from fheir,tht, introduc.tion  of scjentinc  manage-  ;: reasts.   Each was marked by a buzz- n)ent    resuUillK   in   greater  efficiency  i:,g fhrong of flies  that  swarmed  up amJ gmiter econoniy m 0peration.   !��������� |j,exicans   ...  t our approach and setiled back.    On go s.,vlrg WP off���������r a constluctlve ,)oHcy I Uontenegins  : ho  left  1  counted  a  hundred  rottirg Qf munagemenU not I)ersoDai criticism lyorw-gians  carcasses In   one   place.    The  steuch  |   as sickening.    1 turned back to meet  i. sight that  svrs even woire.  ,    Out thioiigh the'tules where we had  j een the biids thick about their float-  : ng homes,  I found    deserted    nests.  of those to whom the management of I Prussians   .  j ai'.ronds is now entrusted.   Thi.s groat-  Persians   ...  er  pffieieii'.-y   in   overation   wbU-h   will   Poles       follow  the  hit roc tic ion  into  railroads  PouinT-ians  c' scientific ma- naement must result in | Russians  economics   which   will   far  more  than 's*rvh>ns  There were eggs on all sides never to colJ1,)<msate for a��������� recent or esvectid Sar(lin,an8  ta   hatched.     Beside   several   i:ests   I  increase, in wages and other expenses.'Saxons  bxw dead grebe chicks that had climb- W<J tQ demonstrate ho, scien. , AmerlcaBs   ed  out   in   search  of  food   that   dead;tiflc nKinagt!Inent ,vhen a!)I)lie.l to the U,^;^  I irents could never bring.   I saw two s-ngle operat,or. of loadlnR a o;,r with | ^      '3     " v '  homes where young grebes we: e starv-: j|ig jron |nrreases the performance of i Qw,gs   State's office for the twelve months  ended December, 1909:��������� ,*#*#  Algerians  V-  Argentines -. 2'^  Armenians  7  Austrians    ^.  1,588 ���������  Brazilians     <-���������  Bavarians  8"-  Belgians    205-  '^Bohem\&nB-.^r.. -.T.riT.w^; ���������-*----���������=-15^-  Brazilians        4*  Bucowinians  if  Bulgarians      55  Chinese     241  Danes  154  Dutch    '.  65  Egyptians  6  Finns   .L.  23t  French      344    512   ..���������  293    9tf    23    164    68    866    34t    5    3    5    309    6    16    51    181  ...:  1,944  . .;  1  o    1    1    2    4  Galicians   ..  Germans ...  Greeks  Hebrews  Hungarians  Macedonians  ing and   binned to  death  in _the sun. tfae individual worker from .,2% t0 47  iGray   chicks   were   piping  faintly  for  Ifood.    Worst of all  were  sights that  tons; how, when applied to coal-shovel- j Turks  ing, it doubles or trebles the tferfor-SjT.   S.   A.           44  I Syrians           162           <)2  brought  tears.    I saw grebe  mothers ~^ '" ^^"^{'^"^ 'pr"op0Ve to pladn.i^i^ *    ''12  ; that had been shot and not been found =how fhe h        fleW fw tbe apDlica(}on ^^^ "���������'"'''      " ������  ;.by the plume hunters-mothers lying Qf scientific roanagement ,n American *       S    ,,dead by their homes.   In a small bunch rai,road OI)er3fior, and the rich fruit in  ;tof tules 1 saw a grebe baby trying to e���������nnnn,ics and fTnproved service which  .crawl mider a dead mother* wing.-;mar fce ex���������eeted to result> eConomies  ��������� cold,   helpless,  starving.    I  can  heari  bim crying yet.  I    No one could see the sights I have  Eeen and not be moved.  I thought of the women, even human  iwhich have been estimated as aeere-  gating in amount more than 51,000,000  a day."���������Literary Digest.  Total 16.250  Added to this number the 114,735  previously recorded, there is a grand  total of 130.485. In this connection,  it is interesting to note ������hat since July  'ii., Canada has added to its population   b7  immigrants   to  the  extent  ">M H M Mil 111II1 11 HOI 111MI11HI HIUHtiH It I M 11 11111 M 1111 M H 1 111111     starvation   among   the  homes  of theiSatUKjay only  mothers  ali  through  our  enlightened     J-   N.   HARVEY,   LTD.,   125 and ot 1,453^39^   Of this total 562,054 were  ���������land  who  spread   this   suffering  and-g Jl!!SnSe f^h,^^L 15io ������ 2: Britl������*   and   497.892   came   from   the  $22.00 and ������25.00 Suits for $10.% or  United States. f^^^fi^f^ms^:^jimmsu  ss������iw������^sji*Wi  "*.H'^1������*:  SSS|jS  ^.���������AsrassiSSCsSr.*  ..^'iT^iu^TrtAi^^iCMi  8  THE WESTERN CALL  m  ill  it  8  I  ������  m  W#'-'  HI  ii  re'  i  $&  w  m  ������$  1%  I w  ���������ill  m  Es������9  Six"  8^5  II  m  1 ?v  ���������H^:������������H~H^"M^K^������*4^^:~H^~M*>* ^^-H^^^^W-H^H^H^^K-^^^-H^  Xmas will not be complete without  t.  ���������    ������  A BOX OF OUR DELICIOUS  XMRS CHOCALRTES  AND OUR LINES ARE ENTIRELY FRESH AND SELECT inQUAUTY  WE WISH YOU A MERRY, MERRY CHRISTMAS.  Mount Pleasant Pharmacy  The Obliging Drug Store     2419 Westminster Avenue  I  i  WANTED.���������General Servant. Call  at 2027 3rd Avenue, West, or phone  2946.     .  Mr. and Mrs. Walter James, Miss  Cora and Master Frank, of 264 Seventeenth avenue east, left on Friday for  California, where they will spend several monhs.  WARD 5  Mr.  and Mrs.  Boyea and  daughter  Shible, of Dawson  City, were guests  week  at     tehhome of  Mr.  and  J.  A. Graham,  of  13th  Avenue  ���������������������ilast  X i Mrs.  X   i  v ; east  i  f. A. WILSON, Proprietor  PHONE 790  SUB POST OfTICE  ^H~w~:~H~x~x-:^HK~:~K������*K*������x-:~x������ ^^^^h^I'^nh^xk^x^x^x-x* x-x^x-x^x-x-x-r-x^x^x-xK".  The Bumham Hardware Co., whose  advertisement appears in this issue,  have had a very successful business  5* since they opened their store last May,  * : corner ot Eighteenth and Main. They  A; intimate that their premises will be  Y greatly enlarged In the spring and a  ���������J* | much larger and more varied stock of  A. hardware and other line will be car-  4" ried.  X   ���������{���������j Ah! yes, our forefathers get praised  A* i for their early pioneer work, but what  Vabout our foremothers? Did they not  ���������J.; endure hardships and privations heroi-  v'cally? Did they not make the homse  under most difficult and trying conditions?   Did not those pioneers moth-  XI era  train  their  sons  to  love  liberty  j������ and hate tyrants and sent them forth  to fight for freedom?   It so give praise  to whom it is due.  V  T  y  x  Local and  Otherwise  ���������.;��������� Mrs. Thomas Parkinson will not be  at heme Thursday or again until further   notice.  Mr. and Mrs. Peter Wright have  moved from 2339 Columbia' street to  1730  Macdonald  street,  Kitsilano.  The West Burnaby School concert at  the Agricultural Hall was a' splendid  success. v  J. N. Harvey, Ltd., 125 and 127  Hastings street, are selling $22.50 and  $25.00 suits for $10.95 on Saturday  only.    See Ad. on page four.  The congregation of the Mountain  View Methodist church gathered in  the basement of their new edifice to  enjoy a fine program of vocal and instrumental selections.  Miss Anna Leighton of Perth, Ont.,  and Mr. James McGarvey, of Saskatoon, were united in matrimony by  Rev. W. Lashley Hall, at the parsonage, on Dec.15.���������Miss Georgle Buff an  and Mrs. M. Hicks attended the bride.  Only a few immediate friends were  present.; Mr. and Mrs.; McGarvey  have left for Saskatoon, where they  will reside.  Mrs. Walter Parham, 148 Seventeenth avenue east, will not receive  again until further notice.  Mrs. W. C.v McKechnie, Grandview,  will not receive this week nor until  the fourth Thursday in January.  Follow the crowd to the Independent  Drug Store, cor. 7th and Main 'St.  They are showing a- large line of  Xmas Gifts at Low Prices. .-.,���������.7'  The ratepayers of D. L. 301 are loudly clamoring for improvements.. Seventeenth Avenue is very: muddy and at a  meeting of the local'Ratepayers' Association it was strongly urged that sidewalks be laid oh this ,avenue::-^7  SOUTH VANCOUVER, Dec. 20 ���������  While Mr. R. D. Johnson, proprietor  of a Cedar Cottage restaurant, was  perusing his evening paper Saturday  afternoon, a sneak thief quietly entered and took the cash register. Mr.  Johnson was sitting directly in front  of the machine at the time, but did  not hear or see the'thief, or notice  that the register had been) moved  until some time after. A careful  search was instituted immediately,  but so far neither the register nor the  thief has been found. , Mr. Johnson  is offering a reward for the recovery  of the machine.  SOUTH VANCOUVER.���������On Tues-  day, January 3, the Little Mountain  Lodge of the I. O. O. F. will hold an  "Oddfellows* gathering" in the Kal-  lenberg hall in token of the first anniversary of the lodge. An invitation  has been extended to all Oddfellows,  particularly those resident in the municipality. Songs, speeches and dancing will be held, and a very large  attendance is anticipated.  Arrangements are well forward for  ithe concert on, Friday to welcome  home the delegates from Ottawa. Miss  Annie Jones will sing. Mr. McClelland  Moore and Mr. George Reid are on  the programme. It will be a feast of  oratory-and^a-flow-ofsouL-^^-^-L,,  H Macartney, Bridge streets  ing Grocer, has a big ad. in this issue.  Read it, then act, you will profit by It.  The concert and social held at Westminster church, South Vancouver, on  Thursday evening, under the: auspices  of the Young Ladies' Club;''was ah unqualified success from 'a social and  financial point of view.7.Almost $50  was realized in the course of the evening. ���������'_.'.���������' 7v':-7.7:;  There was a small but highly appreciative audience at the Schumann recital given by Dr. Harper in the Mount  Pleasant Methodist church on Tuesday  evening. Dr. Harper gave a most interesting sketch of the life and work  of the "Divine Schumann." The dignity and poetic mysticism of the composer and his disregard for precedent  lead- were explained, and Illustrated by selections by Dr. Harper. It is to be hoped  that soon after the holidays and elections are over Dr. Harper will give another recital, as no one can hear him  without understanding and loving  music more than ever.  PERSEVERANCE (Woman)  We are informed in the "Woman's  National Daily" that after being in  the forefront of the woman's suffrage  movemenht in the east for 33 years,  Mrs, Rachel Foster Avery; president  of the Pensylvahia Woman's Suffrage'  Association, friend and associate of  Susan B. Anthony, will retire from  active service in the "vote for women"  cause for the next two years to pursue a course in political economy in  the University of Wisconsin. She wjll  leave for the West in June. This  means, however, that she is simply  preparing for a renewal of the fight.  "Never give up" is the sercet of victory. ���������    ���������  ���������  CLOSE YEAR WITH CONCERT.  The British. Columbia vEtectric.: Railway Company have promised *b. put a  platform down in Percival - Street  where a platform "is much needed.  Fraser avenue is to be rocked. This  also is a much needed improvement,  the mud in some parts, of the avenue  being  intolerable.  Young & Thompson, cor. 26th and  Main, are advertising very cheap.  Take notice to the ad. in this issue.  3.Abs. of nuts for 50c.  A   SPLENDID   SUCCESS.  The opening and church warming of  the new Mountain View Methodist  Church (Rev. J. F.-Betts, pastor) on  Tuesday last was a great success.  The programme consisted of some  choice vocal and instrumental musical  selections of a high order, interspersed  with a number of eloquent addresses.  Supper was also served by the ladies  in the new banquetting hall, which  proved to. be excellent quarters for  such an occasion.  The thorough success of the evening was largely due to Rev. Mr. Betts.  the pastor, whose "organizing ability is  recognized throughout the Province.  AND NO  MORE EXPERIMENTS but Pa  ments  SOUTH VANCOUVER, Dec. 20.���������  Crowded with school children and  their friends, the new hall on the Collingwood Heights School grounds was  opened last night and medals , were  awarded to those pupils who have  attained the lead in the various  schools. The medals were awarded  for proficiency in every subject, and  in addition a medal was given young  Ivan Taylor, of 'the Cedar. Cottage  school, for general all-round proficiency. Mr. Robert Barker, the  school trustee .resident in the ward,  was presented with; a photograph of  the school with the pupils massed in  front, flanked by the trustees and  teachers. It was decided to call the  new hall the Carlton ^School Assembly hall. After awarding' the medals,'  a concert was given by local talent,  aided by the children. Several fine  vocal and? instrumental selections were  i rendered, and applause was giver,  every number.  Vancouver's future as the Greatest City on the Pq  Coast is assured, therefore we should build frr the:  No patchwork streets, a comprehensive scheme .of s<  must be our objective  At the meeting of the South Vancouver school trustees held last night,  Mr. Robert Rishardson was appointed  secretary to the" board:     ~ ���������-----������������������������������������-=-.--.,  I Obituary  \sWsm\mEzamssmWsWmmSs\ss\%mm  We Invite Your  Inspection  Wishing you all the  Compliments of  the Season  W-   R.   OWEN  JANE MARTHA BINGHAM.  The funeral of the late wlrs. Jane  Martha Bingham, wife of Mr. G. B.  Bingham, of 3670 Ontario Street, will  be held on Thursday afternoon at 2  o'clock from the above address. Rev.  W. G. Woodside will conduct the services.  ELIZA HUSBAND.  The funeral of the late Eliza Husband took place Saturday afternoon  from the residence of her daughter  Mrs. John Cuthbert, 5 Seventh Avenue  East. The cortege proceeded from the  family residence to cMount Pleasant  Church, where Rev. L. Hall conducted  the services, at 2 o'clock.  Take notice to N. J. Harvey's, Ltd.,  ad., page 4.  We Have just six left, act  quickly. They will not [last  long. Lots are cleared,  close in arid only two blocks  from two car lines.  GARDEN CITIES AS LIFE SAVERS.  2337 WESTMINSTER AVE.  TELEPHONE 447  Ask for "Oven Secrets" "Iiiside Range Information"  and a valuable Cook Book FREE.  That Garden. Cities are influential  in saving life is proved by some statistics compiled by Mr. Harold Crastoe,  of the Garden City at Letchworth, Eng.  His figures, which follow, show the  comparative death rate in Garden  Cities and other places:���������  Death  rate  per  Letchworth (Garden City) ..  Bournville (Cadbury's City).  jPort Sunlight (Lever Bros.'  j    City) ,   jBethnal Green (part of Lon-  I    don) ........19.1  ! Shoreditch   (part of  Lon.)  j    don   . v.... - - 20.6  j Wolverhampton   ..'.'���������.. .7.714.8  j Middlesborough   .......... 20.3  -Average of 26 Urge towns. 15.9  Infant  morality  1,000  4.8     38.4  7.5     89.2  8.0      65.4  155.0  163.0  140.0  169.0  145.0  Close to Main St., with house  rented at $30 per month,  ; Good Terms  Value $10,000  OUGHCeD 1 G(  612Hastings StW Phone ft]  X*% 2343r Main St.   Pkoae 71 THE WESTERN CALL  k-k^k"kk-0:f-.^!^fi^m  ���������'k-kXk:-ktti-r.-,,MVV.'~--m  >'-''>-{'.--.'i:.i&?:kyxM$������&������M  We need your Patronage just as much as you need  GOOD, PURE, WHOLESOME GROCERIES  So come along this week and be   convinced that  Trading at This Store will be a Benefit to us Both  Below are a few prices that should help you to come:  ���������r-r-i i . ��������� ������ . ������ ������ . ������ 11 ������ ��������� ��������� i ��������� ������ . t t . ��������� . ��������� i ��������� t ������ ��������� *. * * ������ ��������� ��������� ' ' t'* * * *"* *' * *' *' "���������;"������������������������������������������*��������� * ��������� ��������� - ���������"������������������������ * *������������������ *��������� ��������� ���������������������������������������������������- - ��������������������������� ������������������������������������������������������������������.���������������....... - ��������� .'.. -..- .......-.-...,���������,...���������. ....,..���������..,........... ���������. ........  We will have all kinds of  Grfceii Vegetables for  Xmas week.  Cleaned Currants,  very fine stock    lb for  Unbleached Sultanas  3 pounds for  .25  Fancy shelled^^utslb. 5Q  We have the largest assortment of choice chocolate  Creams on the street  Large seedless Raisins   OK  '3 pounds   ���������to  Our stock of table Rai-  sinsis elegant, pkts J Qc, -25  Shelled Almonds per lb. 9K  Xmas week only illtl  cheese 2 lb foi*  Finest Bam on the mar- 0(1  ket at  only per lb ,���������;   ���������*".  Try some of our sweet  mixed Pickles, you will   OK  like 'em,        quart      ���������ou.  No.l  $2  75  Cornstarch    2 pkgs   .Jg  Choice new dates 31b .������5  -?���������'~^-~  Finest Bacon only pr lb .  Dill pickles (big ones) dz . 20  xm������ Tea ��������� aAJ|^00  Our stock of Xmas Greetings are complete  Bleached Sultana Rai-    OK  sins 2 pounds ���������to  Table Figs large size lb |K  Small size 10c      ���������,  Mixed Nuts All Kinds  3 pounds for  i suppose you know     f  what bur butter is 3 lbs !"���������  Jap Oranges in abun-    OK  dance 4 doz for ���������uti;  Our Olive stock is large   "'���������  See our 25c seller  We have a choice blend j  of Flavory coffee 3 lb !���������  50  Icing Sugar 3 lb for . 25  czaaam ���������  Spices all kinds  pertin  .+.+*~+...,...t���������.......���������f.........������............������f+:-.~++~. <........"���������<..1.*.. ....... .*������". '.'���������������'."������"������' .mil. ..>������������������������. ���������..."..���������.������������������.������������������.������������������*-^*^.^..^"������^������4~*..������^.".".".������.....!++r++"."."."^^  BRIDGE STREET'S  LEADING GROCER  '������������������ ������������������>'���������:''">:���������,'k-^"'r.'- ~������m  '���������������������������������ffii^?\?m  ���������!���������'��������� ;7fc7ilj?%S?|  ���������r:ffi.pM&$iM  ;;S=;S'5:>;;:VJjSil  :7(|M|Mgi  !kkP:'3$g$&\  7;'77:37?5������K|  flfljl  /'-'.���������'���������.V/^^J  < * V7 kkk^B'.  -'���������'v.'/'. ���������-���������-������������������ s'j?;.-������v  7!'^777;gSl  '77'#7i|||  llftf  ���������"������������������:^.^.7-^-M^.I  ��������� ���������*' ��������� r-' "7 ���������'..','("���������'.'��������� "^P-**P  ��������� <T-k'- :. :���������",'-.'-���������,!��������� :iji^-l\S._  ���������'���������v:y:ViJ;iMfe1.:������|  7;7'^ ";&'i;;s*??|  7^771^1  111"  tk:kkkkk@ikk ������jj , .. . ���������-^f-~~���������  ^;77-,v  i ' k ���������-��������� .  ^SS^t^S^A^^-dBitfi^Siass;  ������ii>*^.fcSs  B>������nUMlBS*t?2UnMtUaitiUt,ra������al&  10  THE WESTERN CALL  ''ft  b  > r  <1*   '  Va" "  tl',  if I  W  0  . v&  %  m  \w  w  p.;  A'  |:  0  Ml  j*  fej*ii  'is1*?  i>  3f3B'-<  li'&pi'i  15 fee  fefAf  I'.-iV-  <;?*���������  .VSli  .^���������^,H^.HmS.^.;.*<H'4'*4~h^  W^~M-������*-M"H������X^X^;rH~X~XS^H^^  *  ?  v  ?  ?  ?  V  i  I  I  I  I  i  i  4>  ��������� ���������  ������r  < >  < ���������  < ���������  I  V  X  ?  i  ���������  x  The Voice of the  ���������^~X������****K">*vv'X-^^^  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C. .  Dear Sirs:���������At your request I voice my sentiments re your corporation. As yon know I looked  Avell into your company's history and assets before  I endorsed it. I am pleased with it. and cannot speak  too highly of! the maimer in which the whole business has been managed up to the present. There is  no doubt in my mind that you have a great future,  and the fact that the Dominion Government is behind you with a subsidy of nearly $1,100,000.00  should be conclusive enough to all of the stability ol:  your undertaking. I look forward even more to tho  general good to Vancouver resultant from such a  large industrial concern locating in our midst.  Respectfullv vours,  L. D. TAYLOR, Mayor of Vancouver.  t  *  *  ������  ^^4W^4->^W������M'^H'W������'W^K������^X^'<4W'4"i-H������i  44������H^^K������M"^K������4~H^^-K^  ���������������  v  THE IMPERIAL CAR,  SHIPBUILDING & DRY  DOCK CORPORATION,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������As the legal advisor of your company, I am in a position to speak with knowledge.  Your company is now on a sure foundation, and only  requires careful management,'which: I am sure it is  receiving, to become one of the largest and most  profitable concerns in Canada.   Vancouver should, in the future, reap,very beneficial results from your locating in her midst.  Yours truly, .������������������''-"  G H, COWAN7 M. P.  December 1st, 1910.  V  *  ?  X  Y  y  ?  %**],* %.��������� fj^ji ���������!*���������  ^^M$M^^*������|t<{^^^Mt'M)^^*4$M^4M4^^M$^  X  THE IMPERIAL CAB, SHIPBUILDING & DRY   *  DdCK CORPORATION,  Vancouver, B. C.  Pear Sirs:���������J have great pleasure in being able  to endorse every good thing that you say about your  company, or, I should say, our. company, as I am  glad to be able to say that I am a shareholder to  some considerable extent.  In my long business experience, even in the West.  I have never known anything with safer and greater  possibilities.  Yours very truly,  JOHN ARTHUR (Judge),  Ex-President of Washington State Bar Asaociation.  December 1st, 1910.  a i i ,i i i.������t������i h ��������������� ���������!��������� ���������!��������� Mi wwi^w'������<inj>'t 'M'*������'H*$  ��������� ���������  ������ ���������  t  ������  , >  ���������*H4**W������������������M������W4*������*������!������W������*������������������������������������*������������������������������'������W������'  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������In answer to your request for a testimonial re your company, I can only say that I have  invested heavily in your stock, and have only done  so after looking thoroughly into the whole matter.  I have no hesitation in advising my friends and  clients to put money into a company whieh promises  to equal anything which has ever entered British  Columbia.  Yours very truly,  C.  S. DOUGLAS,  Ex-Mayor of the City of Vancouver.  December 1st, 1910.  * .    ���������  t. December 9th. 1910. V  * THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY, *  * Vancouver, B. C. X  *s* Dear Sirs:���������Kindly allot me a block of your ������  ���������> stock. I have looked well into it, and believe that ���������>  X it is good for the investor's point of view, and also X  ������ good that the city should get, the benefit oi; large in- X  ���������{��������� dustrial eonctTiis such as yours is. I shall take pleas- ���������{���������  X ure in advising my friends to follow my example by X  X investing with your company. ������  Y Yours verv trulv. ���������:���������  * ALDERMAN 'STEVKNS. *  X December 9th. 1910. X  ***^W������**H,4^*++^^>'X'<">'M~M������<~:~X~X������:"X-  .vvvv.;..;..;.������'.  ���������������������������x^x*4~mk������x-������:-4'^:^*x^x~X'*'X~x~:-������xk^������X'^������������>  x  X  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������The Imperial Car Company stock is  all right, and I have every faith in the company and  feel that my money is doing more for me placed  with you than I could do with it myself. I firmly  believe that, Vancouver will soon have just cause to  be proud of having encouraged such an institution  as The Imperial Car Company.  Yours truly,  PRANK  BURNETT.  October 1st, 1910.  t  vvvv%Mll,HM������*vvvvv  $  .5.  I  T  ������;���������  !  x  T  1  Mj~j-j~X-X-I*'XMl'*I"X"X~������*������Z~X~J-t<,X-X^  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������Good luck to your company.   I am  perfectly satisfied with my investment and fully believe that my $10,000 will some day bring me several  times the amount.  Yours truly,  4- CAPTAIN JONES.  | December 7th, 1910.  ifi^AA/M'n'ifMliAifiAitLrfi tufi iti t  inti it--*--���������--���������--*>-������.-*--yuUL������JLti,*!.^*.AA,������--*-.*-->-������������������������ ���������'  ^���������������������������^���������������������������������������������^^���������^^^������������������������������������������������������^^���������������������������������������������������������������t >������������������������������������������������������������������������������.  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C.       ,  Dear Sirs:���������Your note received in which you ask  my views for publication of The Imperial Car Com-  {)any. Your company is what Vancouver has been  ooking for for years, and I welcome your advent as  marking a new era in the industrial life of this city.  Yes, I am a sb*r������i>older and would be Pleased to see  every man in Vancouver associated with your Company.  Yours very truly,  3QBERT KELLY,  Of Kelly, Douglas & Company.  ~ - December 9th. 1910. _  ->  ->  ������������  ������^������'t������������������������<"l'������������������������'t(<'������^������'i������.H'������������������'>4(i>'l'<''l''t"t'���������>���������������>������������������������������������������������������������  < ���������  '|^''t|^|'t''^''^''^>^'X||^''{''t'<'^^'X''^<^���������4>^^^I'^''^^''^''^'^���������'^'^���������'^''^''^'^'^''^''^''{''^'t'  f   THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  ������ Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������Your proposition is good,  and if  properly managed will be a, great success, both for  the individual investor and the city of Vancouver.    ^  Ann pleased to say that I have secured a block of    X  stock, for I feel sure of the safety and value of the    ���������������  investment. x  I am, vours truly. x  DR. NEWCOMBE. ������  ���������  *������^*'X������<-X'***'X**^  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������Certainly I shall be only too pleased  to say something in favor of a company that promises to do" so much for the city of Vancouver as The  Imperial Car Company. From the fact that I have  purchased nearly $7,000 worth of your stock, yon  may conclude that the company meets with my approval in every sense. In my business experience I  have not met a company with so many valuable assets to its credit as The Imperial Car Company.  From its patent sleeping car, which is destined to  mark a new era in the way of accommodation to the  travelling public, to its city lots, its waterfrontage,  and its subsidy from the Dominion Government, all  combined to make it one of the safest and most  profitable undertakings in my mind that has yet entered British Columbia.  Trusting that your company will meet with the  success it certainly merits, I remain,  Yours verv trulv,  W. J. HEWTON.  December 7th, 1910.  ���������  ������-X"X~X^^nX~X-X~X^^^^-*������X^X^-X^������<~XK~:-Xrl~M^:  t  ?  x  t  t  X  ���������x~x~X"i"X^������:~x~x������x������x^  i %  % THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY, ������  ���������!��������� Vancouver, B. C.  ������|������ Dear Sirs:���������Re your de*sire to make public my  ^ opinion of your company and its prospects, I have  X pleasure in stating that in my ppinino few under-  g takings have commenced with brighter outlook or  tjS backed up with as strong or increasing assets.  X I am 'impressed" to the extent thatjf am pttrchas-  ���������^ ing a block of our stock, and may even increase my  X purchase later on. 7  X Yours very trulv,  | ALEX. J: DOVE,  % Vancouver, B.C, December 8th, 19107        f.  X ~ ' ^ kk"-'"'      x  v1.      ��������� .,,'1-'t-*  ���������t���������.{������������������^|lt.���������tM^l���������^������������������^l.���������t.���������{l^���������.���������{���������4������������������|������������������^l���������t������������������t������������������^���������t������^^^MH^���������^^^^^^^^^���������^���������t'J^^^.,^^.^������������������^l���������;l���������^  |   THE IMPERIAL CAR, SHIPBUILDING & DRY   *  % POCK CORPORATION,  Vancouver, B. C.  - Pear Sirs:���������J am perfectly satisfied that the   ^  ��������������� public should know that I am a stockholder in your ���������������  ! I company. I believe I know everything about it, and ! ���������  T believe that with proper management and due ap- ';;  ������������ preciation by the public, it will be most productive  %    to the investor.  -     Yours respectfully,  A. R. WATERFALL.  December 9th; 1910.  < ��������� v  ������������������������  ���������������  ������>  * <��������� ** ** <"<"t"M' ��������� ���������!��������� 't11 '?��������� 'V 't* >V H> >V'!' ���������!��������� 'X������H  THE IMPERIAL CAR COMPANY,  Vancouver, B. C.  Dear Sirs:���������^Re the Imperial Car Company. It  is good, the best, in fact, that I have known in all  business experience, and I am pleased to state I have  purchased largely of the shares. There is not a pos-  .������ sibility of failure, and all we have to do is to proceed  X carefully along the path mapped out by the man-  ���������jj������ agement, and some day our stock will not be fnferior  ^ to Pullman's or Bell's Telephone.  X Speed the day.  i NICHOL THOMPSON,  X Q* ^- Thompson & Company.  % November 1st. 1910.  f  t  .*..  4-      .  ���������:���������  ���������  ���������>  ������>  ���������  ���������  ���������  4*  ���������A  4-  ���������  ���������!���������  ���������>  *  ���������:���������  ���������;.  ���������  ������������������.  !���������  .j.  .;.  ���������  *  ?  ���������  k  ���������  *  A  ���������:���������  ���������!���������  ���������:���������  ���������  I  Y  Y   '  1  V  t ���������  ���������!���������  <*.'  X  t  l  x  ���������  V  ���������i*  ������:���������  i  t  t  1  *  ���������  ' *  t  ���������;���������  Y"  .���������.  A  *-  ���������$r\i  t  t  i  ���������-  <���������  i ������-  t  Wdr>l^l*iririrt&^ *fa^^������>l������te^^"r*l*^ <^^1<^1<^^1^^^  The above are just a few oi the many pleasant things that we are frequently receiving. They  speak loudly in approbation and satisfaction in our Company, and should certainly be most  convincing to all who may be hesitating as to what course to pursue.  **X~X~XK~X"X"X~XK~X^~X^-X"X~X^  A+^mA # 1       C Ot^ # WaL, %\ Art9 C AP*UOATION FORM |  llllOwrlut      Ldl   m      ^M I OnUl lUlllir      CC^     $    IMPERIAL CA^SmPBUiLbiNG'&^DRYDOOT    %  lllipVl   ^Vil       "mmW Vil   *)      ^y tit 1-r W-r WW m *%*%. A K m 4^       %r%. %    CORPORATION, LIMITED, at the price or $50 per    %  M ������������������'"*' ^-^ %    share, for which I enclose 331-3 per cent, of the full    %  ���������" . m^ X    amount of shares asked for, and agree to pay bal-    4������  V "\ _��������� ��������� /��������� A O ���������    W      ��������� ���������   k *%\ %    ance in two equal quarterly pavments, with interest    *  Drydock Corporation, Limited i ks--=  ���������^ * 7 *    ADDRESS        4  |   OCCUPATION ............;   282 HASTINGS ST., E. PHONE 485 AND 1259   I Ma^^^^^g;a^hipbBild: .  )t tJLJ >H MIM^iJ HJ.I IJI������I!*������J M JJ i 111 M M 111 t |������M HU "J 11 i 111 I'M II11 IU I HH H i#H I U������t< II HI I M M11 H H t������ l������l 1111111II U 1111111 ill 111 K >) H III i m M >lll H HI 111 j  i  f  ���������J*  Y  f  y  x THE WESTERN CALL  II  XMAS EATABLES  Kelly's Special   -   -   2 lbs. 25c  A fancy mixture of pure boiled  candies.  Hand - made   Chocolates,   very  special -     -     -���������    25c lb.  Common mixed    -    -    10c lb.  Fancy Boxes, 10c 25c 50c to $1.00  Candy Canes  Xmas Stockings  Malaga Grapes, per lb. - 25c  Fresh Pineapples,v each - 25c  Grape Fruit, large, each  -   10c  4  Mexican Oranges, per doz. 35c  Fancy Winesap Apples 3 lbs. 25c  k  Crystalized Fruits  Glaced Cherries  Turkish Figs       -      2 lbs. 25c  New Dates -      -      3 lbs. 25c  Fancy Boxes, 10 cigars to box,  -       -       - 75c  Fancy Boxes, 25 cigars to box,  -       -       $1.75  Swell Presentation Box, 25 cigars  extafine     -      -      $2.75  Spanish Cluster Raisins in 1 lb.  packages - - 30c  in bulk       .-���������'���������       -       25c  Xmas Tree Ornaments  Tinsel  Xmas Crackers  Where the Crowd Goes  G. S.  2333 MAIN  Photo  _ -_^Has been���������=waiting ^a  long,..while.  Why not have it made this Christmas time when you have your family ali at home together.  PHONE 5484  and make an appointment with  WELFORD,  THE MOUNT PLEASANT PHOTOGRAPHER  Cor. Main Str. and  Broadway  .^^���������������������������^������������������;^���������������^���������������^���������l������^^���������^���������^^^H^���������^NH������������  TORONTO  FURNITURE  STORE f  8334 Westminster Avenue.  |   Xmas Goods   I  *- ..  A   large   assortment    of $  CHINA,   and   the   prices  ^ are right. f  Many good Xmas sugges- f  tions in furniture.  ������     H. COWAN.  GIGANTIC FRAUDS.  How the Swindlers. Rob the U.  People of Millions���������An  Expensive  Lesson.  The recent exposures and arrests  made by Postmaster General Hitchcock in New York and other American  cities is ah awful commentary on tbe  "Get Rich Quick" sentiment which is  so characteristic of our cousins to the  south.  In his report, Mr. Hitchcock states  that he has brought 78 cases to a head  in a single year, and the aggregate  sum of their frauds will amount to at  least: $10,00.0,000.00.. The- latest _.and.  most important case is that of the  Burr Brothers of New York, who, according to Government reports, have  been selling stock in more than 24  different companies. The following  is an extract from the official report:  "It can safely be said that they have  sold stock at par value of from ?40,-  000,000 to $50,000,000 in the various  companies; have an extensive suite of  offices in the Flatiron Building, in this  city, and at times have had offices in  Cleveland, Chicago, Los Angeles, and  Francisco.  "Sheldon C. Burr, Eugene H. Burr,  and F. Harry Tobey are the only members of the firm in New York at the  present time.  "In every instance they have promised  large dividends on the stock  sold, in addition to an increase in the  value of the stock, but not in a single  case have any of the companies paid  any dividends, and, as stated above,  practically all of them have been complete failures.  "The department has received several hundred complaints from people  who have bought this stock and lost  their money."  After the raid on the offices of this  bunch of swindlers, the officials opened three hours mail aud received over  ?20,000.00 given up by a gullible public.  While the officials were at work, many  telegrams were received asking Burr  Bros, to reserve stock in this or that  institution uhtir theprdspeetive buyer  could forward the money.  "The Post-Office people said that  when Burr Brothers took parties to  see their oil wells they always let them  look upon real spouting oil-wells owned  by some reputable company. Pt to  date the department has investigated  all of the Burr Brothers' oil properties  except Buick Oil, and has found them  all to be worthless.  "Besides spending some of their  c!ien ts' money in private car trips, Burr  Brothers paid out considerable sums  to such newspapers as would print  their advertisements. When the raid  was made the inspectors found evidence that the concern had recently  contracted for $300,000 worth of news  paper advertising."  Some newspapers will print any-  ' thing for money.. An investor, should  be careful about any scheme which is,  blatantly advertised.  Other.concerns using the mails are  under nvestigatiou, = we are told, and  other raids arid arrests are to follow,  the Postmaster General having announced . that "the Government will  drive from the country every wild-cat  scheme to separate gullible investors  from their money���������so far as it is possible to do so." .  This is a fearful warning-and we,  as Canadians can take it to ourselves.  ������������������^���������������������������4^������**.|..H^,.|"H^'^^  -?  i  &  THE  N.?W CANADIAN .STEAMERS.  Sir Thomas Shaughnessy mentioned not long ago that it was the in-  tenion of the Canadian Pacific Railway to place faster roads on both its  Pacific and Atlantic service, and it is  now announced that four vessels are to  be ordered���������two for each ocean���������  those for the Atlantic being intended  to develop speed of 23 knots.- Specifications have been Issued by the Allan  Line for three boats, 165 feet longer  than the Victorian and Virginian. The  White Star-Dominion Line will, it is  expected, put on two larger and faster  vessels than the Laurentic and the  Megnatic, whilst the Canadian Northern Company, which operates the  Royal Line between Bristol and Montreal, has decided to maintain a weekly service next year, and additions to  its fleet will, therefore, be necessary.  BROADWAY TABLE SUPPLY  518 Broadway, E.  r^fTf?^?^  H. Harford, Prop.  j.  SOUTH  AUSTRALIAN   RAIWAYS.  Candidate I License Commissioner  MACK BROS. Underlafcers  Open Day and Night  CFPICB and CHAPEL  2828 GRANVILLE tf. P*������k 1212  Mr. Crehan appeals to the Voters  on his  RECORD OF THE PAST YEAR.  He strongly supports the  Strict  Enforcement of the law in an impartial manner.  FAIR AND JUST  TREATMENT TO ALL  IS HIS SLOGAN.  The South Australian Railways Commissioner's annual report sbowes that  the receipts amounted to ������1,840,399, or  ������201,140 more than the earnings for  the previous year. Expenditure was  ������1,069,140, and interest charges on total capital outlay ������507,940, leaving a  surplus of ������263,319. The net revenue  was ������771,259, equal to 5.37 per cent, on  a capital expenditure of ������14,352,602.  The passenger journeys increased  from 13,854,588 to 15,282,104, and the  total tonnage hauled amounted to 2,-  480,521, as against 2,165,619 for the  previous year. The advance was made  chiefly in the carriage of wheat, sheep,  and minerals. In order to cope with  the increasing traffic, the available rolling-stock is being considerably augmented, and the latest improvements  in connection with block working and  interlocking are being installed. There  are now 1912 miles of railway operating in this State.  t  Does Tbis Appeal to You?  We have everything for the tabte that is  pure and wholesome. If it's GOOD we have  it. If we have it, it's GOOD. Our terms  will be CASH, but we will give you the very  Best at Low Prices.  Our Grocery Department is stocked with  just what you want in Staple and Fancy  Groceries.   Here are just a few of our prices:  Sweet Creamery Butter   3 lbs. $1.00  Melrose Falls Cheese 2 lbs. 35c  Reg. 40c Tea "It's Good" 3 lbs. $1.00  Swift's Premium Hams    23c per lb.  New Sultanna Raisins, extra fancy,  2 lbs.   - - - 25c  Pure Lard - 20c per lb.  2 tins Peaches sliced, very choice, 25c  Cape Cod Cranberries - 15c lb.  Best Selected Eggs      -      40c doz.  Our Delicatessen Department  will always be at the FRONT. Try our Pork  sausage and Head-cheese���������our own make and  fresh every morning. All kinds of Cooked  Meats. You wiil always get good Bacon and  Hams here, diced or by the piece.  COME AND SEE US OFTEN  If It's Good, We Have It.  If We Have It, It's Good.  V  i  Y  ?  *  Y  r  v  Yo  V  v  ?  ?  ?  Y*  *  v  Y*  t  X  t  X  ���������������������������h m: i n 11111: i i n 1111111 m n i-t i; 1111 i : i n h 111 h* ^s^,a*js-?j3S5sssa^5ii^3s  sfesssfisffsw*  ���������.jfr-  12  THE WESTERN CALL  nm  Si-'  #1*7  lit-  ii  m  m  m  ���������M$rA  it  P'lf  mm  'Ik  P  3-7  u  ii  I* v  BUSINESS DIRECTORY  BAKERY  i TAILORS & LADY WARE  Mrs.  THE  WOMAN'S   BAKERY  Bakers and Confectioners  Goods all. First Class  A.   C.  Coulter     -     Manageress  2159 MAIN STREET  Phone 3701  BANKS  THE  ROYAL    BANK    OF    CANADA  Capital $6,200,000  Reserve and Undivided Profits  $6,900,000  P. Ii. Bingay  Manager  2301 MAIN STREET  MISS HICKS  Dry Goods, Millinery, Dress Making  Orders taken for Hand-Painted Goods  and Lessons Given /  623  FIFTEENTH  AVENUE  AND  WESTMINSTER ROAD  Phone  5615  LADIES' EMPORIUM  Mrs. Dalzell, Proprs.  Dress Making, Dry Goods and  Chiistmas Supplies  151 TENTH AVENUE  THE  UNION    BANK    OF    CANADA  Mt.   Pleasant   Branch  (Incorporated 1865)  General  Banking  Business  R. J. Hopper     ....   Manager  COR. BROADWAY AND MAIN ST.  Phone 6464  ������    ���������    ������  ROYAL  BANK OF CANADA  (Hillcrest Brancn)  Capital $6,200,000  Reserve    and    Undivided    Profit,  $6,900,000.  A. A. Steeves, Mgr.  COR.   17th  AND  MAIN   STREETS.  Phone 4900  IJlAcksmiths  STEELE A  MUIR,  High Class Carriages and  Autos  Heavy Wagons  2410  WESTMINSTER   ROAD  Phone L 1226  OAKLEY    HEATING    AND    SHEET  METAL  CO.  Cornice, Furnaces and Hot Water  Plants at reasonable prices  105 BROADWAY E. Phone 6643  *   *    ���������  F.  P.  KOLONOSKI  Hillcrest Sheet Metal Works  Hot Air Heating  Jobbing Receives Special Attention  COR BODWELL AND MAIN  ST.  SOUTH   VANCOUVER   RACKET  Stationery,  Crockery,  Notions  Christmas Goods  4135   MAIN   STREET  NIXON,   PATTON   &   McLEAN  Real Estate, Loans, Financial Agents  2900 MAIN STREET  Phone 6416  THE    HAZLETT    BROKERAGE    CO  Real Estate, Loans, Insurance  Accountants and Auditors  FIFTEENTH AVE.   AND  WESTMIN-1 Certificate  STER   ROAD  Phone F6829  HALL FOR RENT.  I. O.    O.    F., Mount    Pleasant.���������All  applications for use of this Hall to be  made to J. Haddon and .all rents   for  same to be paid only to me.  J. HADDON,  Phone L3184     Care Trimble & Norris.  2503 Westminster Road.  CHURCHES  Baptist  MISS   L.   MARSHALL  Millinery, Dry Goods, Fancy Neckwear and Christmas Goods  2305 MAIN STREET. Phone 6463  J.  H. MINORE  T  Fine Tailoring, Cleaning and Pressing  Promptness and Perfection  in all work  152 BROADWAY EAST    ,  ���������    *   t  L. B. PARTRIQUIN  Millinery    and    Dressmaking  High Class Work.   Reasonable Prices  OPPOSITE HORNE ROAD ON  MAIN   STREET  BOOTS AND SHOES REPAIRED  Good Workmanship  Guaranteed  COR.  18th  AND  MAIN   STREET  S.   ESTABROOKS  Dry   Goods,   Men's   Furnishings  Notions  and  Fancy Christmas  Goods  REAL ESTATE  Prof. E. Cdluin  1710 GRANT STREET  Phone 2502  ���������    ���������    *  JUNCTION   PHARMACY  Complete Stock of Fresh Drugs  Prescriptions a Specialty  iiab������   of   the   Registration   of  Extra  Provincial  Company.  COMPANIES   ACT.  (July 1st, 10 io.)  as  619  FIFTEENTH   AVENUE   EAST  Phone 5557  GENERAL  COR.   18th   AND   MAIN  Phone 6932  ST.  FURNITURE  EDGAR   FURNITURE  CO.  Carpets and Furniture and  Linoleums House Furnishings  2245 MAIN STREET  Phone 5562,  GROCERIES  - THE   DON  McGowen & Salter  Table Fruits, Candies, Confectionery  2747 MAIN STREET  Phone 4607  "������������������������������������*  CUBON't CORNER GROCERY  CORNER FIFTEENTH AND WESTMINSTER ROAD  Phone 7451  MARQUIS  CABH  GROCERY  J. H. Carson, Propr  mi MAIN STREET       PHONE 57������  HCRILEE'S GROCERY AND PROVISION STORE  Groceries, Fruits, Vegetables, Flour  2640 MAIN STREET  Phone F8418  MT. PLEASANT MARKET  ������3xtra Bargains in Meat Each Monday  Prompt Service High Grade Meats  COR. BROADWAY AND WESTMIN-  ....   ..STER  ROAD  '���������'���������������������������'  KEELER'S NURSERY  Bulbs, Plants, Roots and Shrubs  COR. FIFTEENTH AVE. AND MAIN  STREET.  C. C. PILKEY  General Repairs and  Machine Shop  2525 MAIN STREET  ���������    ������   ���������  F. T. VERNON  Hay,  Grain,  Flour  and  Feed  Poultry  Supplies  a  Specialty.  2471  WESTMINSTER ROAD  Phone 1637  -��������������� ��������� '   ���������  NEIL BROS. & CO  Contractors and Builders    Estimates  and Plans Submitted  FIFTEENTH AVENUE AND WESTMINSTER ROAD  W. J. PROWSE & CO.  . Real Estate, Loans and Insurance  COR. 29th AND MAIN ST.  *   *    ���������  LITTLE  MOUNTAIN   REALTY CO.  Real Estate and  Commission  Brokers  COR.  28th AND   MAIN  STREET  *   *    *  A. W. GOODERICH  A CO.  Real Estate, Loans and Insurance  Notary Public  2450 MAIN STREET  Phone  4672  Phone R 2196  REAL ESTATE  7.  ���������..������������������������������������   -  ALLEN'S GROCERY  Four deliveries daily  Goods of Best Quality  i������ck at Old Stand���������COR. TWELFTH  AVE. AND MAIN STREET  ,'������������������    v Phone 4148  - -1 ������7 h        ���������   *   ���������  .UiX'.'.Xm....    '"���������" EFFORD BROS.  Choice Groceries, Fruits, Butter, Eggs  and Provisions  244 and 246 BROADWAY  EAST  Phone 914  ���������   ���������   ���������  SIMPSON'S STATIONERY  Toys, Fancy Goods    Books, Music and  Crockery, Glassware    School Supplies  2241 MAIN STREET  Pbone 3955  ���������.���������.*���������'���������*..���������'.-  THE VANCOUVER RACKETT  Christmas Goods a Big Feature  Sales floor is 33x220 feet  The people are in crowds at  109-11    BROADWAY,    EAST  MOUNT PLEASANTHVERY  Hacks, Broughams and Surreys  always ready  The barn is now fully equipped  A.__F. JIcTavish     -     -      Proprietor  2545 HOWARD STr Phone M5~  TRIMBLE *  NORRI8  REALTY CO.  Real Estate, Insurance, Brokers  2503  WESTMINSTER  ROAD AND  COR. OF BROADWAY  Phone L3184  SQUARE  DEAL  REALTY CO.  South   Vancouver   Specialists  4132 MAIN ST. Phone 4695  WM.  TANSLEY  Real Estate and Investments  21st AND  MAIN  STREET.  ���������   ���������   ���������  FRASER   BROKERAGE   CO.  Real   Estate,   Loans   and   Insurance  .__38th^ANDJI(IAIN.ST,_Phpne..50,49.,-._  Canada:  Province of  British  Columbia.  No.   45B  (1910).  I hereby certify that "Waterhouse &  Lester Company, an Extra Provincial  Company, has tliis day been registered  as a Company under tlie "Companie  Act" to carry out or effect all or any o'  the objects of the Company to which tht  legislative authority of the Legislature  of British  Columbia, extends.  The head office of the Companv ia situate at fiH-l Howard Street, Sah Francisco,  California. U.  S.  A.  The head office of the Company in thi  Province is situate at Rooms 303-6.  Crown Building, 615 Pender Street, Vancouver, and Arthur C. Smith, Barrister  whose address is Vancouver aforesaid,  is the attorney for the Company, not  empowered to issue or transfer share-  or stock.  The amount of the capital of ttie Company is Two Million Dollars, divided inti  Twenty Thousand shares of One Hundred Dollars ench.  The time of the existence of the said  Company is fifty years from the 16u  day of November,  1905.  Given under my hand and Seal of Office at Victoria, Province of British Columbia,   this   twelfth   day   of   November  one  thousand  nine  hundred  arid  ten.  P.   WHITV3IDE.  Registrar of Joint Stock companies.  Tlie  objects   for   which   this   Companv  has been established and registered are  To   engage  in.  conduct  arid   carry   on  In  all  Its  branches  the business  of importing,   exporting,   buying,   selling   am  generally     dealing     in     wagon-makers'  blacksmiths',    horse-shoers'    and    trimmers' supplies, of all  kinds and description, and  to manufacture, buy. sell, dea  and  trade in.  Import and export,  wagoi  makers',  blacksmiths',  horse-slioer-:'  am  trimmers' supplies, together with'wheels'  tops, bodies and wagon  materials of a.  kinds.' together  with   hardwood   lumber  vehicles  and  vehicle   parts.     To  engag<  in. conduct and carry on the manufacturing business in all its branches.    To engage in, conduct and carry on a mercantile business in all its branches.    To engage in, conduct and carry on a. mechanical   and     mining   business     in   all   It  branches.     To   engage   in,   conduct   anc"  carry on a 'commercial business in all it  brandies.     To   engage   in.   conduct   am'  carry on a general  iron, steel and hardware   business   in   all   it*   branches:    ti  manufacture, buy. sell, deal and trade ii  i any   and   every   kind   of   iron,   steel. an'  I hardware,   chemical,   metal   and   nilnera  products of a'l  kinds, al=o forest," woo<  and wood products of all kinds, and alst.  vegetable   and   animal   products   of   al'  kinds': and articles and thing* collateral  incident or r.e'ated to, cr connected therewith   and   with   those   line-*   of   business  hereinabove  mentioned,  and   each   thereof;  to acquire,  take  over  and  carry  ot  the businesses now carried on and conducted in  the United  States of Amerlci  by Waterhouse &  Lester,  a  corporatloi  formed under the  laws of the State 01  California,  together with  the good will  nonets..and - properties   of   said   corp'ora-  tlori, and to Issue stuck In ��������� payment t hereof; to take overi Acquire, conduct, manage and carry oh the.business or businesses,  stock,  assets   arid  properties  o"  such other corporation or persons engaged  in  pursuing or carrying on  any; on<  or more of the kinds of businesses, purposes, objects or operations herein specified  or  any  kindred  business,   properts  object or operation or owning or holilln;  any  property  of  t.,y  kind   herein   mentioned, as the.Directors may consider foi  the benefit of this Company; to purchase  or.  otherwise     acquire,    the   good   will  rights,  property  or assets  thereof/, and  to assume the whole or any part thereof, the liabilities of any person, firm, a ���������  sociation or corporation, and to pay, glvt  or exchange therefore cash, stock, bond  other good or valuable consideration; t<  purchase,  acquire,  own,  take,  hold,  improve,   lease,   seli,   mortgage,   encumber  convey,   and  otherwise   to   deal   in   an<  dispose of real property and any and al  estates   and   interests   therein;   to   purchase,   acquire,   own,' take,     hire,   hold,  lease, sell, mortgage, pledge, deal in an<  j dispose   of  pergonal   property,   chattel-  j goods, wares, merchandise of every kind  I chattels  real,  choses  in  action,  patent-  j bullion, gold, silver, iron, copper, and a'  ������������������ . .,;  lores  and  minerals,  to appropriate,  pur-  j chase and otherwise acquire water, watei  NEW    WESTMINSTER   LAND   IMS-I rights  and franchises and to store,  di -  TRICT���������District of .New Westminster��������� i tribute,   sell,   supply  and  furnish   watei  MT .PLEASANT  Baptist Church���������  Cor-10th Ave. and Quebec St.  S. cfi vertox .B.A., Vastor.  250 13th Avenue, East.  Preaching Servic. j���������n a. m.  and  7:30  p. m.    Sunday School at 2:30 p. m.  Methodist  PLEASANT CHRCH.���������.  C'ornei  Tenia are. and Ontario   c.  Services���������Preaching at 11 a. m and at  7:00 p. m.      Sunday School aud Bible  Glnss at 2:30 p. in.  Rev. W. Lashley Hall, B.A.B D  Pastor.  Parsonage 123 Eleventh avenue, west. Tele  p   one 3<524.  w  Presbyterian  MT. PLEASANT Church-  corner Ninth i>.ve.,and Quebec St.  Sunday Services���������Public worship at  11 a. in aud-7:00 p.m ; Suuday school  and Bible Class at 2:30 p.   in.;  Rev. J. W. Woodside, M. A.,  ���������  .1" Ninth ave. w.     Tel. a.mo.   Pastor.  Wto&i. MlJNSTER Church���������  Cor. We!ton and "itith.   Oue block ea������l  ul \\ tKtiiiinsier Ave.  services���������Suuday 1' :00 a. in. and 7:34)  p. m.   'Sunday School 2:80.  Rev. J. H. Oamcron, B. A.,  (esidence cor. Quebec and 21st. PustOI.  Anglican "  S1  MICHAELS���������  ���������.    oui ii������i- ittii ave. and Prime Kdward ������i-  SeRvices���������Moruiug Prayer at 11 a. m.  aucl Eveueong at 7 :30 p. in. each San-  day.  Rev. G. H. Wilson, Rector.  Reciory, Cor. Ave. Sth and Prince Edward St..   ��������� Telephone LSS43.  Win ittAb tlAf i ISi" OilU KUtl���������  0  NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT���������District of New Westminster���������  Take notice that Thomas K. Pearson, of  N'ew Westminster, occupation broker, intends to apply for. permission to purchase  che following described lands: Commencing at a post planted 30 chains west  and 40 chains north of the northwest  corner of Lot 1560, G. 1.; thence west  20 chains; thence north 20 chain's; thence  west 60 chains; thence north 45" chains  more or less, to the south boundary of  T. L. 41652; thence ea-t 20 chains;  thence south 65 chains to point of commencement, containing 400 acres more  or less.  THOMAS  R   PEARSON." ���������-  Dated November 2nd. 1!������10.  Corner Tent'' Ave. and Laurel St  services -Preaching at   11  a.m  and  ������������ - -������������������-^ ���������    -��������� v.w������-n ������V m\m\ IM.mM*. CtUU  7:30 p.m   Sunday School at 2.30 p.m.  Rev P. Clifton Parker, M. A ,  Pastor  lltb Ave. w  Latter Day Saints  D EORG ANIZED Church of Christ���������  tx  837 Ninth avenue east.  ���������Services���������Every Sunday evening at 8  o'clock.   Sunday school at 7 o'clock.  .1. S. Rainey. Elder.  LODGES  ludcpciiocnt Oraer uf Oddfellows  NEW WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT���������District 'of New VVestminster--  Take notice that Kate McD. Dauphinee,  spinister, of -Vancouver, occupation artist, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 20 chains  west and 10 chains south of the southeast corner vt T. L. 39634"; thence 80  chains west; thence 50 chains north;  thence 60 chains east: thence 20 chains  south; thence 20 chains east; tiience 30  chains south to point of commencement,  containing 360 acre-? more or less.  KATE  McD.  DAUPHINEE.  Dated November 2nd. 1910.  NEW WISTM1XSTER LAND DISTRICT���������District of New Westminster���������  Take notice that Grace W. Dauphinee,  'spinister, of Vancouver, occupation  nurse, intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at. a post: planted 20 chains  west and 10 chains south of the southeast corner of T. L. 39634; thence >outh  SO chains; thence west 50 chains to the  east boundary of T. L. 38250; thence  north SO chains; thence east 50 chains  to point of- commencement, containing  400acres   more  or   less.  ..    GRACE W.  DAUPHINEE.  Dated November 2nd, 1910.  MT. PLEASANT Lodge No. 19.  Meets every Tuesday at 8 p. m,  in t. O. OF. Hall Westminster ave.,  Mt. Pleasant.     Sojourning brethren  cordially invited to attend.  J. Doughu Noble Grand,   26th & Main  T. Matthews,TVice Grand;    '  Thos Sbwkll, Rec. Sec. 48i 7th ������������e. a. .  Loval Orange Lodge  M  T. PLEASANT LO. L. No. lWt.  Meets the 1st and 3d Thursday of  ������������������       each month at 8 p.m, io  tbe X ''of J������ Half  All    visiting   Brethren  cordially welcome.  Joint Covjiue, W. M.-  *-������������������- la������!3th;������v������."wV :;> '������������������������������������y*  IS. E. Lovqhkkd, 8#cy  71617th ave.. W  Independent Order forester*  ^ ^   pOURT VANCOUVER   No.   1828-  \J  Meets 3d and 4th Mondays of each  month at 8 p. m., in tbe Oddfellows'  Hall, Mt. Plei ������a������t.    Visiting bratfe?  em always welcome.  H. Hankinb, Chief Ranger  M. J Crehan, Rec. Sec.  337 Prlncemmtreet, Citf.  A. Pengelly, Financial Secretary.  237 Eleventh avenue om������-  corner of Lot 243:'., G. 1; thence south  20 'chains; more or less to the north  boundary of P. R. 222������: thence west SO  chains: thence north 20 chains; thencel  east 80 chains to point of eomencement,  containing 160  acres  more or  less.  " ~        ETTTKL  D   DAUPHINEEr  Dated November 2nd, 1910.  PRICE'S   BOOT   REPAIRING   SHOP  Solid English System  Promptness a Feature  232 BROADWAY EAST  ���������   ���������   ���������  FREEMAN A BURT  New and Second-Hand Goods  Household Furniture.   General Repairs  1805 MAIN' STREET  D. W. GRIMMETT  I Real Estate Dealer, can show you how  to make 25 per cent, on  South   Vancouver   Investments  3324 MAIN ST.  UKe,  transportation,  distribution  or  di1  position of water: to purchase, take, re  ceive, build, construct, sell,  lease, mortgage, convey or otherwi-e dispose of ferries,  wharves,  chutes  and piers,  and  t<  1'les,    n urn *u..,    v.....          .  apply for, receive, hold, acquire, use. ex  ercise,.,sell, lease, mortgage or otherwivt  di-pose of buildings; and "structures o-  every nature; to erect, construct, pur-  ���������VTT>i-ir   ,i.t-cw���������T,.������m���������    r . ..^ ,cha������e, acquire." sell, lease, mortgage, cor.-  -nor^S AYT:ST^TXSJKR, I-AND DTS-lvey or otherwise dispose of hotels an.  1KICT���������pi������trict-of-New Westminster���������.lodging houses'and to carry on tlie sunn  Take notice that Alice A. Dauphinee, i and any and all business incident there  widow, of.-Vapcouver, B. C, occupation ; to or connected therewith; to construct  lady, intends to apply for permission toibuy, sell, lease, mortgage, run. main tail  HARDWARE  G. E. McBRIDE A CO.  Hardware, Stoves, Tinware, Paints,  Oils  COR. SIXTEENTH AVE. AND MAIN  STREET.    Phone 2853  O'NEIL & SON  Hardware    of    all   kinds  Builders'   Hardware,   Stoves,   Ranges,  Paints, Oils. etc.  COR.  37th AND  MAIN   STREET  ���������    *    ���������  ROBINSON & HOAG  Heavy and Shelf Hardware  Special No. 77 regular $2.50 high grade  varnish at $1.60 per gal.  COR  25th  AND  MAIN   STREET  J. F. GRIMMETT & SON  Real Estate and  Brokers  COR 18th AND MAIN STREET  RESTAURANT  THE PLEASANT CAFE  Modern, Inviting  and  Appetizing  Salter ft Eaton      -     -      Proprietors  2642 MAIN STREET  Phone R 8376  MOUNTAIN  VIEW  FISH  AND  FRUIT   MARKET.  OPPOSITE   HOME   ROAD   ON  MAIN STREET.  A. DUDMAN  Grocer   and   Provision   Merchant  Fruit,  Tea  and   Coffee  a  Specialty.  COR.  HOME  ROAD  AND MAIN  ST.  BELYEA A SON.  Wood Yard  Abundant   in   Quantity���������Good   In  Quality and Reasonable in Prices  1555 MAIN STREET  Phone   1269  E. W. PEACH  Pioneer Plumber of South Vancouver  Jobbing a Specialty   All Work  Guaranteed  MAIN ST. BETWEEN 27th AND 28th  P. O.Box 45 Hillcrest Phone 317  Real  H.   P.   McCOOL.  Estate,   Loans   and   Insurance  OPPOSITE  HORNE ROAD ON  MAIN STREET  Phone 7512  G. W. CARLETON ....  Real Estate,  Rents  Collected,  Loans  Negotiated  2551   WESTMINSTER  ROAD  Phone L 3942  purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted 30 chains  west and 40 chains north of the northwest corner of Lot 1560, G. 1.: thence  north fii> chains to the south boundary of  T. 11. 4H552: thence east 80 chain": thence  north 25 chains; thence east 20 chains;  thence south 5-0 chnin=, to the north  boundary of T. L. 3S250; thence west 50  chains; thence south 40 chains: thence  we������t 30 chains to point of commencement, containing 370 acre*  more or less.  ALICE A. DAUPHINEE.  Dated November 2nd, 1910.  VF������- WESTMINSTER LAND DISTRICT���������District of New We'tminster���������  TsiVe notice that Thomas T. Douphinee,  of Vancouver. B. C, occupation broker,  Intends to apply for permission to pur-  "ha e the following de-crlbed >i������nds;  Commencing at n post planted 60 cliains  west of the soutbwe-t corner of Lot 2433,  G. 1; thence ea<--t 60 chains; thence north  SO chains; thence west 60 cliains: tiience  "oitth SO chain'-- to point of commencement; containing 4S0 sicres more or le'-ts.  THOMAS T. DAUPHINEE.  Dated November 2nd, 1910.  NEW WESTMINSTER LAND mS- !  TRICT���������Di trict or New We tmiiv-tei���������[tiou-e  Take notice that A. Josephine Dauphinee,  spinister. of Vancouver. B. C. occupation cchool teacher, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following described land*: Commencing nt a pn-������t  planted' 60 chains west of the southwest corner of Lot 2433. G. 1; thence  north 80 chain": thence west 80 chain':  thenre south 80 chains: thence east 80  chains to point of eomemncement, containing 640  novo!  more or  le"*'.  A.   JOSEPHTNE   DAUPHINEE.  Dated November 2nd, 1910.  Piano Tuning  Expert Rjepair Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  W. J. GOARP.  -;   oomMewaaot^r  Leave your orders at the Western Gall  Branch  CITY  BROKERAGE CO  164 BROADWAY, EAST  G. E. Pierrot, Mgr. Phone 22241  Rental Agents Collections'  ��������� ��������� ���������  IMPERIAL   INVESTMENT  CO.  Real  Estate  and  General  Brokerage  | 2313 MAIN STREET  Phone 305  J. N. Harvey & Co., Ltd.  125 & 127 Hastings St.  are selling All Overcoats  and Rain Coats at nearly  Half Price.  See 4 Add' on page Four  J  and   charter   vessels   of   all   kinds,    ani  whether  propelled   by   steam,   sail,   electricity   or  other   motive   power,   and   U  sell   and   navigate   the   same   upon   an?  and  all  navigable  waters  of  the  earth  to execute, issue, sell, pledge and dispost  of bonds and debentures, and  to secure  the   payment   thereof    by   mort^aKe   oi  trust deed upon any or all of the real o:  personal property of the corporation:  U  apply for, obtain and register, purchase  lease,   or   otherwise   to   acquire   aud   tt  hold,   use,   own.   operate   nnd   introduce  and to sell, assign  or otherwise dispose  of.   any   trade-marks,   trade-name*,   patents, inventions, improvements and processes   used   in  connection   with,   or  secured under, letters patent of the Unitec  States,   or  elsewhere,  or otlierwi e.  anc1  to u'-'e, exercise,  develop,  grant  license  in  re?pect  of.  or  otherwise  turn   to  account any such trade-marks, patents, Iieen-es.   processes   and   the   like,   or  an>  such property or rights; to subscribe for.  purchase, acquire, hold, own, sell, a^lgn  transfer, mortgage, pledge,, or otherwise  dispose of shares of the capital stock o;  this or other corporations  and  any  an<!  all evidences of debt or securities given,  executed or i-ssued by this or other cor-  ppvntion'.-;   to   con-tfi'ct,    purchase,   acquire   or  tease   it   warehouse   or    wan'  non es, and tu curry ������jii  the buslne s <  warehousing, or of a warehouse and  :<  incidental  thereto  to  make loans.or advance > upon property stored therein, am'  to  issue  warehouse  receipts, certificate  or warrant-:, negotiable-or otherwise, for  property so stored;  to purchase. ac������|uire,  hold,'use, lease, mortguge. execi te deeds  of tru-t upon, conVe\  ar.d 'lea' in. real or  personal property of every kind i.n suc'r  place or places in the several States ant'  Territories of the "United   State*  and  ir  such    foreign   countries    as   shall   from  time to time be found necessary or convenient for the Company's business.    To  construct, buy, sell, lea-e. mortgage..run.  maintain and convey uaw. mills and planing mills, and generally to carry on and  conduct the saw mill business in all its  branches, and generally to carry on, engage In and transact any. and all lawful  businesses   whatsoever,   whether   manufacturing  or  mercantile   or  commercial,  which are necessary or convenient to \>p  engaged in  or carried  on  in  connection  with the aforesaid businesses of this corporation,   or   either  or  any   thereof;    to  manufacture, purchase, or otherwise ac-  , quire, hold,  own, mortgage, sell,  assign,  i and  transfer,  invest,  trade and deal  in,  I and deal with goods, wares and merchandise and property of every class and description; and to do all and every thing  necessary, suitable, convenient or proper  for  the  accomplishment  of  any  of   the  purposes, or the attainment of any one  or more of the objects herein enumerated,  or incidental  to   thei powers  herein  named, or which shall at any  time, appear conducive or expedient for the protection   or   benefit   of     the   corporation,  I either as holders of. or interested In any  ] property or otherwise.  A  *\  H a jr  No. 1 Timothy"  cAlfalfa  Prairie  Green  Oat  AC <>S0 MP  POULTRY SUPPLIES  <A SPECIALTY  & & &  F. T. VERNON  Successor to S.  W.  KEITH  Broadway and Westminster Road  ^ PHONE 1637 j)  ���������������4*4������W^^M^^-|H������*4*iH|NSHWH>,  The best stock of ARMS,  AMMUNITION, CUTLERY,  and SPORTING GOODS can  be found at the store of  Chas. E. Tisdall |  618-620 Hastings St.  ?lHilim������l������ill*Hlllll������������ \'\','}\xfi;-t-:'*j������yk"'':-;-  kk$B$*mm<:&l  ���������mm&mm  THE WESTERN CALL  13  Mount Pleasant Livery \  SW STABLES - - NEW EQUIPMENT  2545  HO WARD' STRET     -     -     PHONE  845  HACKS, BROUGHAMS, SURREYS,  SINGLE AND DOUBLE DRIVERS.  Night Orders promptly attended to.  GEMS OF WISDOM  Fedora Cafe  1821 MAIN STREET  (EAL TICKETS $4.50       MEALS 25c  )RT ORDERS A SPECIALTY.    Meals at all hours.     White  Help employed.   Quick Service and Courteous Treatment.  re us a call H. PETERSON, Prop.  "Glory to God in the Highest, and  on Earth peace, good-will toward men."  Luke,-2, 14.  "I wiil honor Christmas in my  heart. I will live in the past, present  and future. The spirit of all three  shall strive within me. ��������� I will not  shut out the lessons which they teach."  ���������Dickens.  "Then pealed the hells, more loud  and  deep,  God is not dead, nor doth He sleep!  The wrong shall fail; the Right prevail.  With 'Peace on earth, good-will tc  men.' "  ���������Longfellow.  The star that, s hone in Bethlhera  Shines still, and shall.not cease;  And we listen for the tidings  Of Glorg and of Peace.  ���������Adelaide. A. Procter.  PRACTICAL HORSESHOER  Special attention given to Lame  and Inerfering Horses.  PRINCE   EDWARD  STREET  Oscar Kidd  No man is old enough to be another  man's conscience.  The see-me-suffer saint is a twisted  sign on Uie Zion road.  etween Sixth and Seventh  Avenue*  Many fail to do any great good be-  | cause they will not do little kindnesses.  I consider it an indication of human  weakness to inquire into the foi in and  figure of God. For whatever God be, his  is all sense, all sight, all hearing, all  aie, all mind, and all within himself.  "Pliny" the Elder.���������-  Every mortal from himself doth flee.  ���������Lucretius.  "No law can be altered by habit.  . . . .Neither are the moral virtues an  innate law of our nature, nor is their  acquisition a contravention of any such  law; but nature has given us a capability for them, and We become perfected in them by habitation."  ���������Aristotle.  "Prudence is more valuable than  even pimusopny, inasmuch as all other  virtues spring from it, teaching us it  is not possible to live pleasantly unless one lives prudently, and honorably, and justly."  ���������Epicurus.  . Apply your talents where you best  are skilled.���������Greek Proverb.  rilliam R. Webb Harold E. Brockwe.;  TELEPHONE 3539  MIDWAY ELECTRIC CO.  ELECTRICAL CONTRACTORS  529 Broadway W  VANCOUVER, B.C.! j  [ectrical Chandeliers  Mis, Fittings, House wiring  ator Wiring and Repairing  Mephone  Systems  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  No man can long be content to measure his possessions by the poverty  of other people.  ���������Selected.  Paper Hanger, Painter  and leeorator  u  !C|AUST in all kinds of Interior and Decorative Work, CHwrclies, Schools, efcv  122 Wsstmlnsler Ave.  Moderate charges  Estimates given  "But the greatest proof of all is that  nature herself gives a silent judgement in favor of immortality of the  soul, inasmuch as all are anxious, and  that to a great degree, about the things  which concern futurity."  ���������Cicero.  j! PHONE   6932  ii  1  Many preachers  would    reform    if  sentenced to read their own sermons.  71  Red-Berried Plants for Christmas  Presents.  Even one or two of the holiday  plants will give a Christmas touch to  the window-garden. Here are some of  the best:  Ardisia Crenulata. This is a charming little Japanese plant, and one of  the most thoroughly satisfactory plants  either to keep or to give away. It is  very easily managed; the tiny bright-  red berries will remain on from  Thanksgiving until March, or even for  a year or two If properly cared for.  All that It needs is to be kept in a  rather cool room in partial Bhade. It  the stems are washed once a week in  tobacco-water it will insure its. safety  from scale.  English Holly. An exceedingly hand-,  some 'Christmas' plant, but it is extremely likely to loBe leaves and her  ries in a few days. Keep it in a cool,  damp place until a day or two before  Christmas. '  MtruaaltiTi    Charry.     This   is    the  \ very- pretty one, but its bcn'es art  not .so vivid as the ardishis nor its  leaves of such *\ holly green. It needs  a warm room. Also beware of c oal-gas  which will make it drop lenves and  berries in a single, night.  Jerusalem Cherry. This is the  cheapest of the Christmas plants, and  a very pretty one, but its berries are  not so vivid as the ardisias nor������ its  leaves of such a holly green. It needs  a warm room. Also beware of coal-  gas which will make it drop its leaves  and berries in a single night.  Peppers. These are very handsome  some with long, narrow peppers,  others with fruit like tiny scarlet torn-  atoes. One of the best is "Coral Gem."  Peppers are tropical plants and need  a warm room, but they will not tolerate  gas. ;',_������������������  Polnwttla���������Most effective in a window-garden. Its large crimson bracts  and vivid foliage make it thoroughly  Christmassy.    It is  easily cared  for,  The Burnham  Co.  COR. loth ave and Main St.  Beg to intimate to the public that our  stock in  Pocket  Cutlery  Carving    Sets  Razors & Razor Strops  -Silver Plated Goods  IS COMPLETE  Our Prices are  away below any  city or suburbs  store in the  We also have on hand the celebrated  HAPPY THOUflHT RANGES  and other lines of Stoves and Heaters  Martin  Sole agents lor  Senour   lOOg Pure  Mixed Points  needs a warm room, and must not be  Wji'<*******it>***>l>***>l4>^ of tbe Christmas plants, i-ndjkept too damp.  A Pull Line of Builder's Hardware olways  on Hand and at the Lowest Prices  We would extendi  Our many thanks to our patrons who have  contributed their part in making our business so  decided a success since opening six months ago  Wishing all a #EKRY XMAS.  HIII'MI ���������*��������� I I 11| I I'll IMIIIIIIM'IIII IHIIII ������'������  O  K\  ym  Vrf  t  .:.  ft  Mill '������"!  I  ������'H"t  lllllllllllllllll'HIIIIIII  ���������"������������������,  ���������������������������������  HOPPER  Never in the History of Vancouver has there been such a display of  Dainty things for Santa Clans.      Our Buyers have secured from the  Markets of the World the Finest and Cheapest line of  CHRISTMAS NOVELTIES  Ever seen in  the  west,   including  Christmas  and  Private Greeting  Cards.      Books   of   all   Classes in All Bindings;   Fine  Stationery.  Leather  Goods and Fancy Novelties.  TOYS, DOLLS, GAMES, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS  Do not forget that our Toy Department Comprises Four whole Flats  TOYS  DOLLS  GAMES  REMEMBER THE  G. O. S.   STORES  Thompson Stationery Co., Ltd.  325 HASTINGS ST., West  askell, Odium & Stabler, Ltd,  679-651 GRANVILLE ST.  Also   649 COLUMBIA ST  NEW   WESTMINSTER ill  ���������i-'^t ���������  .~mtf'  :-m\  m  m  I  :'X1 '  ill  14  !   ���������-W  "I   tj-������3|  THE WESTERN CALL  When  You   Live  in the  City.  For city dwellers, decorating for  Christmas is at once simpler and not  quite so much fun, for the holly and  mistletoe and cedar branches are all  to be bought instead of found for one's  self. In this matter of buying Christ-  mass greens one's habit is, of course,  as costly as one's purse can sustain,  but most pocketbooks at this season  have demands on them more imperative than Christmas decorating. Therefore, even when ore hasn't much, it is  always possible to do something. For  instance, if you have only ten cents  ���������worth of holly for your table decoration you can stick -little sprigs ef it in  your fern dish���������the ferns will not object���������put a bit at each place, and you  will have a simple decoration, to be  sure, but one that will give more of a  Christmas touch to the dinner than a  huge bunch of roses. If you want a  minatnre Christmas tree and find those  trees to be had at the florists' too expensive, go out to a nurseryman���������most  of them are within trolley'distance of  the city���������and get a small Norway  spruce, about a foot or a foot and a  half high; this will cost fifteen or  iweny-five cents. Saw it off at the  luase ard tack it to a thin board, and  use it for a centrepiece. These little  Christmas trees, by-the-way, are delightful presents, especially to give "to  an invalid.  The Window-Garden at Christmastime.  Plants very often behave a bit like  children. Just when one would like  to have them look and act their prettiest, they won't. Florists often find it  vexing business to have their plants in  bloom on time, and it is no wonder  that the home gardener is troubled  with the same difficulty. *  If the flowers are coming put ahead  of time, and you are afraid that they  will be gone before the holidays, then  put them in a cool place and out of  the sunlight; this will retard them a  little.  If they are in bloom then give them  the same treatment, and the bloom  will last much longer.  If the blossoms are behindhand, and  the plants developing too slowly, give  them more warmth and plenty of sunlight. With many bulbs this is rather  a risk, and the flowers- may not be so  perfect, but if you want the blossoms  at holiday time there is nothing to do  with.this risk but take it. The florist's  rule is seventy degrees if you are in a  j hurry, eighty if there is a very great  rush, and this at the risk of the flowers "going blind."  If planted nt once in stones and  water, like a Chinese lily, given only  three, days in darkness and then the  sunlight, the paper-white narcissus  may bloom in time for Chiistmas.  2410  Westminster  Ml PLEASANT  VANCOUVER  RUBBER TIRE WORK A SPEi ALTY  STEELE C& MUIR  THE WESTERN  "CALL"  Issued every Friday at 2408 West'r. Rd.  Pbone 1405  Manager: A. S. GOARD.  Editor: H. H. STEVENS.  Subscription One Dollar  Change of Adds  must be in by Tuesday 5 p.m  Advertising Tariff  1st and last pages 50c per inch  Other pages 25c per inch  Transient Ads to arrange   for  Lodge and Church Cards $10.00  ��������� per year  Birth,  Marriages and Deaths  free  PHONE   R2196  KEELER'S NURSERY  For a fine assortment of  DUTCH BULBS  just imported from Holland  PRICES   REASONABLE  COR. IP & WESTMINSTER AVE  [CARRIAGE WORK; GENERAL BLACKSMITHINGj  HORSE SHOEING,   JOBBING  If it is  First  Class   SHOEMAK-  jING and SHOE REPAIRING  yon want, go to  PETERS & CO,  2511 Westminster Ave.  (Near Broadway)  We guarantee our wont to be aa good  as any in the city.  ^<^t^t.^H.;.$..$������jMiM������������^������������jM^$^i^!^ 4't'<i'}H|M}>^������^>4^4HJM^l4^1^t^llgl.t.lgl,;.||ll{iJ  'PHONE 4148  COR. 12th and Main St.  When you want GOOP GROCERIES at  the rjghl/prices^oine fp theifpN STEEEf  GRQGfeRY whereJyofl can "gel the feist of,  everything. N&SlD STALE ^GdbtiS.  We are not the largest .fish/in Vancouver,  bur Tmbtto is 'to; jpxre^tiur patrons a  -| S0A.B������0EALk  '0  Barnmd # Shaw  ��������� V  *  *  x  l'<2>.>5������>$.:.&.;.&.:.$<^<2������*.3).>$.fr4^  1 Special Sale of Music  SPECIAL PRICE  10 cants   PER COPY  TV  $  ft  v:  YT  Tf  TX  YJ  a  St  XX  h  xf  v*  ���������>*  v ���������  4-f  *t  ������;������������������*<���������  ?T  ���������t  AV  ANGELS' SERENADE, Song  SILVER THREADS AMONG  THE GOLD, Song  AVHISPERING HOPE, Duett  RAG-TIME MELODY, Song  TOREADOR SONG, from Ca������  men  GLORY SONG  THE PALMS, bv Fame, Song  THE BRIDGE, by Lindsay,  Song  BRIDAL MARCH, Lohengrin,  Instrumental  STAR OF THE EAST, Song  WHAT AVOULD YOU TAKE  FOR ME, Song  NAZARETH, Gounod, Song  CHIC AG A EXPRESS, March  WHEN I MISS YOU, Song  A WINTER'S LULLABY,  Song  OVER THE WAVES, Waltz,  Song  FLORENTINE WALTZ  BEAUTIFUL ISLE OF  SOMEWHERE. Song  THAT RAG-TIME MELODY  SONGS FROM THE OPERA  THEBA  SONGS FROM THE OPERA  GIRLS OF HOLLAND  SONGS FROM THE OPERA,  PLAYING THE PONIES  n  Ty  Ty  Tv  V*  ���������n  Tv  Y������  TT  TT  TT  TT  vv  Tt  TT  tv  tt  Tt  tT  ���������T  Y ���������  For The Home  CHRISTMAS CONFECTIONS  Tested.  A Child's" craving for candy is a natural one, and should be gratified. The  injurious effects of candy ave due to  its being eaten between meals or in excess, destroying the appetite for plain,  wholesome food. Homemade candies  for Christmas will take precedence  with the children over more expensive  but less welcome gifts.  Peanut Nougat is simply made, but  bears the mark of the professional.  Shell, remove skins, and chop fine one  quart of peanuts; there should be one  cupful. ' Sprinkle with one fourth of  a teaspoonful o f salt and just before  adding to the sugar, let stand in the  oven until heated through. Heat an  iron frying pan, put in two cupfuls of  fine granulated sugar, and stir constantly with a small wooden spoon  (taking care to keep the sugar away  Trom the sides of the pan) until all  is melted to a syrup. Add the heated  nut meats, pour at once into two eight-  and one half-inch square buttered tins  (which have been warmed), and mark  in small squares with a sharp-pointed  knife. Cool, and break in squares as  marked. If the sugar is not removed  from the range as son as melted it  will, quickly caramelize, which is a  thing not to be desired in this candy.  Other nut meats may be used in place  of peanuts, preferably English walnuts  or Brazil nuts. To one not accustomed  to the melting of sugar the process is  an 'interesting' one. I have known  young pupils to anticipate failure when  the sugar has begun to "ball up" as  we call it; but "ball up" it certainly  will before it becomes melted, and it  must be stirred constantly before the  lumps will disappear, when it will  soon take the form of a syrup.  For the making of Turkish Paste  confectioners use the sheet gelatine,  which comes in both red and white. A  paste particularly adapted for child-  ten's needs is made this way; Break  one ounce of red sheet gelatine in  pieces, add one-half cupful of cold  water, cover, and let stand for two  hours. Put one pound of granulated  sugar and one-half cupful of water in.  a smooth graniteware saucepan, bring  to the boiling point, add the soaked  gelatine, again bring to the boiling  point, and let simmer twenty minutes.  Remove from the range and add the  grated rinds of one orange, one-third  of a cupful of orange juice and three  tablesponfuls (of lemon juice. Rince  a pan with cold water, turn in.,the mixture to one inch in depth, and let  stand in a cold .place until. firm. Remove from the pan, cut in cubes, and  roll in confectioners',sugar. -  lar. Put three and one-half table-  spoonfuls of butter in a saucepan, and  when melted, add two cupfuls of molasses, one cupful of brown sugar and  one-half cupful of milk.. Stir until the  sugar is dissolved, bring to the boiling point, add four and one half  squares of unsweetened chocolate, and  stir constantly until the chocolate is  melted. Let boil until when tried, in  cold water a firm ball may be formed  in the fingers. Remove from the range  add one and one-half teaspoonfuls of  vanilla, and one-half pound of almonds,  blanched and chopped. Turn into a  buttered pan, cool and cut in small  squares.  Fudge.  A fudge to my mind is slightly improved by the addition of a little molasses. Perhaps each one of you has  her favorte recipe for making it. I  know 1 have mine, which I choose to  call Sultana Fudge. Put one fourth of  a cupful of butler into a sauce pan,  and when melted, add two cupfuls of  sugar, one-half cupful of milk and one  fourth of a cupful of molasses. Bring  to the boiling point, and let boil without stirring, seven minutes. Add two  squares of unsweetened chocolate, and  stir until the chocolate is melted; then  let boil seven minutes. Remove from  the fiie, heat until creamy, add one  half cupful of English-walnut or hickory nuts cut in pieces,, two table-  spoonfuls of Sultana raisins,, and one  teaspoonful of vanilla, and pour at  once into a buttered tin. Cool slightly  and cut in squares, using a sharp-pointed knife. If the nut meats and the  raisins are not at hand, they;may be  omitted with good results. Many feel  that the free use of vanilla is something of an extravagance. If you are  of- that opinion, try .flavoring your fudge  some time with one-half teaspoonful of  powdered cinnamon..  Pecan Pralines. *  To those of you who have delicious  maple syrup stored away, for winter's  use this rule may prove especially welcome; but the candy is so delectable  that it really pays to buy,some syrup  from which to make it;For Pecan -Pralines, mix one and seven-eights cupfuls  of powdered sugar; one cupful of maple  syrup, and one-half cupful of thin  cream. Bring to the boiling point, and  let boil until when tried in cold water  a. soft ball may be formed. Remove  from the fire, add one and one-half cup.  fuls of pecan nut, meats cut in, pieces,  and drop from the tip'tof,_a spoon,'in.^  small obloKg-shap'ed piles" crti slightly  buttered'paper. ��������� It is necessary to  work quickly���������in fact it is best to have  a helper.  ^Cocoanut Candy. ���������  A very attractive candy may be made  in two layers by pouring Cocoanut  Cream Candy directly from the sauce  pan over, Chocolate Cream Candy  2���������WESTERN CALL. ' "  which has not, yet become cooled in  the pah. For the Chocolate Cream  Candy melt one and one-half table-  spoonfuls of butter in a graniteware'  saucepan. Add one-half cupful of milk,,  one and one-halt cupfuls of sugar arid  two and one half squares of unsweet-  ened-chocolate.ijSti^jcqnstantiy^ until  the chocolate is inelted, then let boil  twelve minutes, stirring occasionally,  to prevent burning. Remove from the  fire, add one teaspoonful of vanilla and  beat until the mixture is creamy, then  turn at once into a slightly buttered  tin.  For the Cocoanut Cream Candy, melt  wo teaspoonfuls of butter, and add one  half cupful of milk and one and one-  half cupfuls of sugar, and stir, until  the sugar is dissolved. Heat to the  boiling point, and let boil twelve minutes. Remove from the range, add one  third of a cupful of shredded cocoanut  and one-half teaspoonful of vanilla;  then beat until creamy, and pour at  once into a pan.  And 5000 other Pieces   10c each      3 for 25c     mailed to any part of M  of the world Free; hone sold to dealers.  Cowan's Music Store 2315 main street  u  VV  *���������  VV  Old Westminster Ave. near 12th  <K 1 tt1 i l l"H"K-K"H' .r'H-4^">-><'i->������v^~H>v������������"i'<"I-������44^'������<'������'l"l">������������������ ������������*v*yvvvy^I������H-H'*������������*������v ���������!��������� VI i *  A Mint Delight has been very popular this season for an after-dinner confection. It is made quite like the  Turkish paste. White sheet gelatine  is used in place of the red, two table-  spoonfuls of lemon juice, four table-  spoonfuls of thick sugar syrup and six  drops of oil",of peppermint and a few  grains of salt are used for the flavorings; then it is colored green. Many  prefer a few nut meats added to a  paste of English walnut meats broken in pieces are quite the best to use.  Nut Chocolate Caramels are a rich,  delicious  confection immensely popu-  1841 MAIN STREET  How Much Do  t  ?  i i  ?    If there were no Gro-  X  ������ eery stores in Mt. Pleas-!  | ant how many so-callec  | bargains would down-]  t town stares offer?  T  X  j;    If you add the street  I cai* t fare plus the 6d<  ";        XMAS SUGGESTIONS.  Sometimes setting up.the Chiistmas  tree is not so. easy as it looks'. Keep  the; branches tied in until you can g-^t  it set up���������it,is much easie^ to manage:  First see that the butt of''the tree has  been sawn evenly���������stand the tree up  'on it and see if you have it horizontal.  To i make , a -. "foot" . take two-by-four  joists, if you have them, aiid (make a  square cross; for this you will need  two pieces about four feet lbiig. From  the centre of each cut out a block the  width of theboard and an inch deep,  so that the two pieces when put togetli-  ef'7'will lie-perfectly": flat- on-the flooiv  Lay the ti ee on a couple of saw-horses,  or if these are not available 'then  across two chairs, and with long nails  fasten on your standard, being careful to have the tree directly in the  middle. Then stand the tree up and  nail braces from the ends of the cross  to the stem of the tree���������about two  feet, from the floor.  Another way Is to take a stout pack-  inb-box, turn it on" its side and nail  cleats to hold the tree in place. On  the opposite side .of the box, directly  over the cleat-lnclosure, cut a hole  large enough to admit the but* of the  tree.  These may not be the most artistic  or approved methods, but they are  among the simplest for the home carpenter.  To Cover a Comforter.  During the day���������one which is used at  night for extra warmth���������take a square  yard of Chintz or cretonne, harmonizing with the furnishings of the room,  and sew on two opposite edges a ball  fringe matching the materials ln colors. Roll the comforter in cylindrical  shape inside the cover, which should  have ribbons sewed in the opposite  edges to tie the quilt into, the cover.  This roll, placed at the foot of a bed,  is easy to get at when heeded and  will protect a pretty new down quilt  from dust  your grocery bill for th<j  i, month  will  be   IMi  v. ���������     ��������� ���������  % right at home.  T \:'\. ��������� 7;   '  I  B. C  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. %  *  1*********0**********1***************  X  nielcels you squarideif  | extra to the cost of yom  i Groceries, I'll bet  1A Call Of MOiilSSBi  ?.,, :.' c-\~~  t  rt'TWhen-1 advertise  I  Fresh Eggs'  :t I know the people wl  :t own the hens,    I ha\|  ������ a few now at   >     7(  V  *���������* -.'  ^flESP"  To   responsibl  I       parties I give credj  I        fey the WEEK  I        PAY-DAY.   Nev^  t        longer than 30 daj  >        to anybody.  X ' 1  I Pbone Orders Prompt!  i     Attended to.  The Phone:  15-7 -  X  The Place:  1841 Main Stl  The Store:  CASH GR0CE1  J.H.CARSON, Prol  <"lWHtlMWll'IHIHi  ffi^jfe:7-.^g?2v^"^^^ THE WESTERN CALL  Maintenance of the light Hour  enforcement of the Penalty  against Gonti^ct^s: arid  '*.���������  and other Civic Issues at his Second Series  of Public Meetings to he held as follows:  CIVIC RECORD  DURING L D. TAYLOR'S MAYORALTY:  Eight Hour Day enforced  False Greek Question brought to an issue  Exemption of improvements from  Ee^^ se  curing of AdlnyilMa^^^^^^^^j^^^^^  Mhexatibn of p. I������, #Kl, and South'  Vancouver ^stored  Enforcement dftiqudr and other laws  relating to pod:ioy(^?nent.  Granting to city by l^islafcwre of right  to establish a municipal tejephone  ���������,' system. ..   ., ,��������� ���������   - v ..���������  Heorgani?ation of fiscal system with reference tosale of bonds;, highest price  ever given thereto ^mired.  Iteo^ahii^  Organiaatioh of Juvenile Court aiwl Intention Home, (guawin*^  Construction of Second Naprrows bridge  Reconsideration of Pi*. 264A Compensa^  tion  un1   THURSDAY, JAN. am, KITSILANO al PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2200 Mock, 41b Uve.  u  u  FAIRVIEW al FAIRVIEW HAU, cor. 1 and Granville  FRIDAY, JAN. H, ������T. PLEASANT at ODDFELLOWS' HALL, Main St. (WS;f> near filH  MONDAY, JAN, 9th, ORANDVIEW at GRANDVIEW HALL, 1425 PARK DRIVE  MONDAY, JAN, 9, CEDAR COVE,    basement au saints' church, c*. pandora st. and hctosia drive  TUESDAY, M 10th, FINAL RALLY  at DOMINION HALL^^^S  Mayoralty and other candidates invited to attend and speak at all these meetings  Chair taken at all meetings at 8 p. m.  15  !r  .''������������������":���������' '&.!$���������>.'������:'.*:jj ��������������� #������& U*m  ,1  ,:'   ���������>  t  -II  V  i  ��������� *  t:  i;  *~**  ��������� * ��������� * ������+f^m������++imm++L iiii iiiiiii n< ���������[*������������������������***+r+m*^mt * . iiimiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiimihihuii iinniiiiQ iiiiiiinii iiimim  f:  -������<^-������������������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������> fl$7"'7c7 ���������"   ���������  kki-  ���������v:-'H  ������������������-������������������������''.'���������.i  16  THE WESTERN CALL  .���������������������������������������������������������.���������������������������������������������������������������  .���������������-���������������������������������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.���������������������������  ........a...........  ..���������������.���������*.*.���������..���������.>....���������.���������..���������..������������������.������*���������_������������������  7:7fj.;,  lit  it  f  *  SOLILOQUY.  By Ethel M. Kelly.  I  GOOD  MANNERS.  ������1  IP  mi  mfk  m  WW-'  We wish to announce  to the people of Mount  Pleasant and vicinity  that ���������  Murray's Grocery Business  Cor 10th AVe. and Main St.  m*  Is under New Management and beg to solicit  your Patronage.     We  carry First-Class  Goods and our prices  are extremely low.  We invite you to call  at our store and we  fissure you a Square  deal  Yours for business  Now I lay me down to sleep���������  ;ron't want to sleep; I want to think.  ] didn't mean to spill that ink.:  I only  meant.to softly  crefep  under the desk an' te a bsar���������  Taint 'tout the span king that 1 care..  'F she'd only let me 'splaiu an' tell  ���������Just how it was an accident.  An' that I never truly meant,  An'riever say it till it fell,  feel a whole lot worse 'n her;  I'm sorry an' I said I were.  1 s'pose if I'd just cried a lot  '���������An' choked all up like sister do?s,  An' acted sadder thai:. I wuz,  An' sobbed about the "naughty spot."  She'd said, "He shan't he whipped, he  sha'nt."  An' kissed me���������but. somehow, I can't.  But 1 don't think it's fair a bit  That when sh? talks an' talks at you.  '/ n' you wait patient till she's through,  Au' start to tell your side'of it.  She says, "Now that'll do, my son;  've heard enough," 'fore you've begun.  'F 1 should die before 1 wake���������  J'.aybe I ain't got any soul; -z  IWaybe there's only just a hole  Wheie 't ought to"be���������there's such  an ache  Down  somewhere!    She seemed to  think  That I just loved to spill that ink!  December   Century.  THE ':MM M Wi your  ~^���������. .i'ii"; .I ���������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������ v.  FANCY 30XES OF CHOCOLATJEST  front IO cents to $2.00  Assortment of  XriAS CARDS, CRACKERS  AND BONBONS  In fact everything to make a Merry Xmas  PHONE 4607     2747 MAIN 5T  vmam,mm*tmmmmieimmmsmmm9mmmmmmm*mu& #mm%>4  PROF. COWAN  EXPERT TEACHER of Violin, Mandolin, Guitar, Banjo, Authoharp and  Zither. Twenty Private lessons  $7.00. No class lessons.  Musicians supplies of every description.  1 COWANS UP-TO-DATE MUSIC STORE  2315 MAIN STREET  near 7th  mmmw*a  ANOTHER   MODERNIST  ENJOINED.  Father Tyrrell's modernism, it seems  lives on alter death, and tne Vatican  finds that the ban it put. upon it&  writings must be extended also to the  pen of his .literary executor, Miss Maud  Petre, who is to write his biography.  A member of a distinguished CatnoUc  family of England, and faithful frieni.  of the late Father Tyrrell, she has  been asked to send in a written declaration that she submits sincerely  1j the Holy See in the. matter of the  ncyclical Pascendi and the Lament-  abili, the two documents specifically  condemning the teachings of Modern  stit.  made to understand that the penalty  will consist in deprivation 6f the sacraments and isolation from the spiritual  < jmmunion of the Church. These facts  sne herself makes public in a long letter to the'London "Times protesting  against the .unusual nature of the demand made .'upon "her.    She says:  ''Not,Wily anr I a. simple lay person,  possest of no official.dignity or authority Whatsoever, but-furthermore 1 am  a woman, with' no advanced theories  in regard to' my sex and little disposed;  as ipy past testifies, f to public life 01  ������ctio'riv'V-''     V:'"'\ - '.  :;  When; JVUssTpetre first received the  command  frohi  the  eccesiastical   au-  } tnprl]ties(c;f;her .diocese, sne wrote, iii  ,:i apiy to -inquiries about the soundness  ������f; ber-faith," that she adhered to the  ! faithi in which7 "I was educated fiom  chjl'iijhoc'dj'Vwhehi  I was  instructed  in  j the  Catholic   creeds,   but  taught   far  ^nioW ���������of'the -ddties" and  practices  o't  iGatlmlic life  than of any  theological  ;Hilii������fiesV-.'''tf, "therefore,  my  life  did  not .testify-to my faith, my signature  would be entirely vain."    Of the en-  iyciiCjalsTshe twites; ;'.    .  "J have only read thowe documents  bhcev when Uhey74iade on me a very  painfuLhimression,which 1 found was  shared by many Catholics; for they  saemed to condemn, writers like Cardinal NeWman and Father Tyrrell, who  had bee our greatest Catholic apologists; they sesnied to hamper the mind  in the acceptance of historical and  scientific facts; and the Pascendi  seemed to .advocate "a line of, action  contrary to general notions of charity  ..... If wrong on these points, I  should be very glad to be convinced  of my error, but I did cot wanLto read  t.ie documents again."  Her frank expression of opinion and  conviction was not regarded as satisfactory and she was asked again for a  declaration. Her second ieply. says  The Churchman (Prot. Episcopal, New  York), "contains such well-consideied  and skillfuly elaborated arguments  that it is clear from them that the  vriters of the "papal, encyclical would  I have been well advised if they had  secured her help as the editorial reviser of their doctrines."  Condolence Call.  When calling upon a friend who is  in sorrow which should be the first  to speak of the recent breavemeht?  What is it proper to say?  To make a visit of condolence really  fulfill the end for which* it is made���������  ostensibly, at least���������requires much  tact. With some it is a relief to talk  freely of their sorrow���������the only thing  that is of any interest���������while others  would find it harrowing, and it would  impose a difficult self-control to have  you refer to it. Your manner, the  warmth of your handclasp, may convey your sympathy at the outset. One  might say, "Of course you know how  much I have been feeling for you���������I  need not tell you that, but if there  is anything in the wide world that I  can do for you it would give me the  greatest possible satisfaction to do it."  This would show one's sympathy and  yet before the sentence is completed  the subject is shifted to a somewhat  less sensitive ground, giving opportunity for the bereaved one to avoid or  encourage' any further reference to  her sorrow. It is usually necessary to  feel one's way in striving not to wound  Glib commonplaces about time being a  consoler, and the tone of cheerful phil.  osophy about the troubles of others,  which some persons adopt���������these are  an impertinence. Never belittle any  one's trouble. Show that you know  and appreciate its depth and then  afterwards tell anything that has helped you to bear your own sorrows. Anything that you know or have heard  to the credit of the loved and lost one  will be eagerly and gladly welcomed.  Municipal Election  ���������1911  POTATO CROP.  The Census and Statistics Office at  Ottawa computes the market value of  the potato crop of Canada this year at  $44,500,000, other roots at $21,500,000,  fodder corn $12,000,000, and hay and  clover $145,000,000.   7  THE MESSAGE OP*THE BELLS.  King bells, O bells of Christmas-tide,  In case of tion-cbmplianee she iijyour joyful message far and wide  Through all; the land proclaim!!  This is the blessed day of days  jVhen here, to walk earth's troubled  ways,  The Lord our Saviour came!  O not with pomp and splendor Aire  .  But 'mongst the lowly sheep and kine,  And cradled in the straw.  He came, and low the path He.trod  Always,���������the greatest gift from God  An erring; world e'er saw. ' .7  As in the Dawning eastern skies ;_  The Wise Men. watched the Star arise  That heralded His birtlr,  Thus we await God's Kingdom come,  When   man   and  all  God's   creatures  dumb  Shall dwell upon the earth  It brotherhood; when was shall cea^e  And Love and Universal Peace���������% ,'  ��������� .���������.--   *      ���������>' -i ���������  Tneir banners ��������� white .'.unfurled;���������'  With tenderness and gentle sway,  Their   watchword 7'^lercy,"   shall ,for  aye '.)'���������'.      *v7 '���������)}��������� 7- k; :���������  Prevail throughout ttie Wfcrld!'-' > ,  Fling out your message, ..O ye bells,  Your cadence silvery foretells  The'gracious  times  to.: be:    . ,:,,  When, .sweet, .Compassion, ang'el'.:faUv.  O'er this'our land and everywhere;'  ������������������  Shall.brood perpetually!       ',.  '������������������.'"'.:  liOUELLA C. POOLE.  ! Candidate for Ma  ? WHO STANDS FOR  ! Honest Clean, and Progres\  !    sive Civic Government.  Vote for Morrison  the practical man with 25 years!  .experience  of the city's  requirements.  Mr. Morrison's Committee Room?  are as follows:  WARD I and 11-726 Hastings Street, West.  WARD III ��������� 442 Westminster Avenue.  WARD IV - 1108 Park Drive.  $ WARD V - 2400 block Westminster Road, corn*  X 8th Avenue,  I WARD #1,^  PRAIRIE PRODUCE CO.  New Laid Eggs -    .;.'.-- : .*->���������������,'-.  Eastern Eggs -      -  Eastern Select - ,.- .-'"' , -  Eastern Extra Select - - ' :  Sweet Butter -      -      -    . -  Orange Creamery Butter'     -.'.7  Fresh AlbertaDairy Butter  Fresh Alberta Dairy Butter in tubs  ������������������'���������'?'' , :���������     05c doz.  35c doz.  40c doz.  45c doz.  ���������   -  '   - 40c lb.  86c or 3 lbs. for * 1.00  -      -        80c lb.  28c lb.  168 8th Ave., East      -      -  PHONE 3973  Mathers Bloc  J. N. HARVEY, LTD., 125 and  127 Hastings St., West, is selling  $22.50 and .$25.00 Suits for $10.95 on  Saturday only.  9SXS  Tvi c^Houisesiand 1J acres Tfqfx $-&    -      -  7.   ;7"'7 ^    ;   f In fruit aildgarden  A Home for a Mere Bagatelle  J    .' ;���������, -;.-% k ;������his \vill not lastjdhg!.-    Investigate.  4  Langley Acreage  All sorts and sizes. with or with6ut hpiises;   some valu^  k_ : timber.   $65 to ^100 per acre.  ������ A. O'Cottnor^hS^  smmssuassasassasam  i&  PHONE 6964  P.O. BOX  15,    HILLCREST  WEBB & YOUNG  PLUMBINO, GASFITTING and HOT WATER  HEATING.     Stoves Connected and General  ���������Repairs,   Etc.  Estimates Given COR. 21st aBi WESTMINSTER AYE  HOW  THE CAVALRYMEN   WENT  TO CHURCH.  When General Young was in command of the forces in Luzon, with his  headquarters in Vigan, the chaplain  came to him one day and complained:  '"General, the cavalrymen won't attend chapel at all. I feel quite .discouraged about them. Couldn't you  use your Influence with them?"  "I will post1 an order at once," replied the general.  "No," protested the chaplain, "I don't  ���������want men to be compelled to come to  jmy  services.    It must  be voluntary.  jBut you might post an order excusing  j the cavalrymen from infantry drill ov  ������������������ Sunday who attend service."  j    "But we don't have drill on Sundays,  land I don't want to begin now."  j    "I know," smiled the" chaplain, "but  I you won't need to have any drills if  jyou word the order as I say."  I    The order was tried, and next Sun-  jday the chapel waa crowded by the  j caralrymen.  I  Is zA Gift That's appreciated  What would be more appreciated by the housewife tl an a  nice RANGE? What would adorn the Range more than  a   NICKEL   PLATED   TEA   KETTLE   and   NICKEL  PLATED TEA and COFFEE POTS?  One of our CARVING SETS would make the carving of  that Turkey a joyful task.  What  would your husband appreciate more than a nice  POCKET KNIFE or RAZOR.  Buy at our store and save yourself time and money.  Agents for SHERWIN-WILLIAMS PAINTS AND VARNISHES.  We always carry a full line of BUILDERS HARDWARE,  SEE OUR WINDOW DISPLAY.  Wishing you all a Merry Xmas.  1 Geo. E. oMcBride  i  (^COMPANY  Corner 16th Avenue <f& Main St.  msmwaam  ���������H

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