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 nn  (   ^k7>- y  -M  7k^:c<m  SUBSq   TONII A YEAK  ' >^i<'advance  :S������  Published in the Interests pf Greater Vancouver.  VOLUME III  H. H. Stevens, M.P., EMTOR-in-Chief  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, DECEMBER 22. 1911.  No. 33  ���������S  ,-..  K  a  S  1;  s  av  THE MAYORALTY CONTEST  Taylor as a Public Benefactor���������Taylor as a  Corporation Benefactor���������More to  Follow.  Mayor Taylor has been mayor of Vancouver for two years, and is now seeking a  third term and claims much credit for advances which have been made along certain  Hues. He has been specially strong in his  claim re annexation of Hastings and D. L.  301, and the effort to annex South Vancouver. The whole, scheme for a Greater  Vancouver was introduced by an alderman  entirely independent of the Mayor and in  the form of a resolution which was adopted  by the Council, and which resulted in a  joint committee being appointed which  worked out the details with but vary little  pergonal assistance from His Worship. But  Mr. Taylor has always been an adept at popping into the limelight and claiming credit  for the accomplishment* of others.  Whatever credit may be ,due re the annexation of Hastings and D. L. 301 should  be given to the joint committee, who spent  scores of weary hours working out details.  Mayor Taylor neither instigated nor carried  out the scheint.  THE TELEPHONE DEAL.  His Worship also claims credit for securing for the- city the right to construct its  own telephone system. y  This carries with it a most interesting bit  of history wMch has never been exposed  and which, no doubt, His Worship thinks  has long since been forgotten.  Two years ago next   January   the City  -Council appointed His Worship Mayor Taylor, City- Solicitor W. A.. MacDonald and  Aid. Stevens to go to -Victoria to put  through the  various charter amendments,  .among^vhHi was one givipg-the .city power  to instai its own telephone' system. During  the discussion before the Private Bills Committee Mayor Taylor scarcely opened his  mouth, but left all the work to the other  two members of-the delegation. Mr. Farral,  with legal assistants, was there to oppose  the clause re telephones, which he did most-  successfully the first day, and the discussion was adjourned until the following day.  That evening Mayor Taylor, Mr. Farral and  Mr. MacDonald met in the Empress Hotel  and discussed matters and later were joined  by Aid. Stevens. Mr. Farral, as president  of the B. C. Telephone, was arguing against  the wisdom of the city's application, but  after about two hours' useless discussion,  he finally said, "J will withdraw my opposition if you will agree to first buy out the  B. C. Telephone plant before commencing to  instai a civic system." The Mayor wished  at once to accept this arrangement, but Aid.  Stevens refused unlet* tbe ft. 0. Telephone  MJrouUl INF** to S������U when so requested,-whieh -  farral reftwed.    Seeing the usclessness of  such a one-sided agreement as that suggested by Farral, Aid. Stevens withdrew and  retired.  The next morning the Mayor informed  him that Farral had withdrawn opposition  (but would not state on what arrangement)  and the bill passed.  Some months afterward when there was  a fight on in the Council over the B. C. Telephone service the Mayor stated the agreement which he had made with the B. C.  Telephone, which was, that if the Telephone  Company would withdraw, tbeir objection  to the City's application for power to construct be (the mayor) would undertake tbat  the city would not exerciie that power, and  to support that move the Mayor appointed  a committee to investigate matters which  were known to be strongly opposed to having a competing company and whose report  was completely abortive as far as results  were concerned. In the-meantime and during the term of this private agreement of  Mayor Taylor's with the. Telephone Company the said Company had so extended  their plant and so completely covered the  district that it became next to impossible  to instai a second company or a civic system, v ..-;������������������ :���������; yy-:  The net result of this action is, that Mayor  Taylor has '' double crossed'' the elector-  ate by boasting that he secured the power  for them to own their ( own system, while  at the same time entering into a secret arrangement with the local Telephone Corporation, not to exercise that, power.  Next week we purpose publishing other  equally glaring exhibition of maladministration on the part of His Worship Mayor  Taylor, which amply justifies any self-respecting citizen in withdrawing their support from the present incumbent of the  Mayor's chair.;  ���������������*���������������������>���������������'$��������� 1 HI * I M \ It \ 'H 11*1  (tUp Jforo Sunt King  Hark! the herald angels sing,  Glory to the new bom King,  Peace on earth and mercy mild;  God and sinners reconciled.  Joyful, all ye nations, rise,  ���������  Join the triumph of the skies;  With angelic hosts proclaim,  Christ is born in Bethlehem!  Hark! the herald angels sing,  Glory to the new-born King.  Christ by highest heaven adored,  Christ the everlasting Lord;  Late in time, behold him come,  Offspring of a virgin ?s womb,  Veiled in fleih the Godhead see;  Hail the incarnate Deity!  Pleased as man with man to dwell!  Jesus, our Emmanuel.  ���������C. Wesley.  444*4%**********************.*^^  The Terminal City Press wishes the many readers of the Western  Call the Compliments of the Season.   May Christmas bring to  you the sweet enjoyment 0) an abiding hope and the New Year  contribute largeness of life's experience and true -prosperity.  THE CELESTIAL PRINCE, ANOELUS, TELLS OF THE HUMAN SAVIOUR���������"HE CAME THE SON OF MAN."  One of the angelic princes of ancientTwid modern times, havirVjij seen and  accompanied the "Angel of the Covenant,".and who is still deeplyrJFtercsted  in the out-working of the rinns of the GREAT JEHOVAH, hit* a>*������fe1*age for  , the children fit men, at this period of Xmas Festivity.  Hear His Recital ���������������  "I was present when the Adamic Pair went out from the Garden weeping., They had fallen by the TREE of LIFE, and there lost hold on the hand  of Divine Love.   They went forth weeping���������but were favored with a glorious  promise; and of a far-away vision of a MORNING-DAWN much more glorious ,  than the dawn of Creation. -    '  I followed their children, and saw their sons Cain, Abel and Seth. Abel  passed as a sacrifice to the spirit of obedience; Cain set out aloue bearing his  awful curse; Seth became the child of promise, and the far-away human  saviour. -From him, and from him alone, the life of mankind could have a  new start, according to the infinite Love of the King Eternal.  My duties and holy pleasures carried me side by side with the men of  long lives, down to the days of the second salvation. Noah,���������because he was  upright among the transgressors of the pre-deluge race, was honored in being  placed in charge of a most precious cargo, that of human and animal life,  destined to cross in the ark, or vessel of safety, from beyond, to tbif fid* of  the flood.       _   .  Noah gave to this side of the ancient flood, the man Sbem, from whom a  new race of rulers and saviours should come.  From him have come the mighty princes and rulers, who have dominated  the destinies of the human race. In him and his descendants, the God of  heaven did~plan-to savethe human family from eternal destructions- These  men, Seth, Noah, and Shem, were three links in the human chain reaching  down from Adam to the Chaldean, the Man of LR, the "COVENANT MAN,"  known by the name of Abraham.  By his aide I traveled from the Great River of Chaldea, into the land of  Canaan, encouraging and inspiring him to obedience, the only meant by wbicb  universal salvation can reach "All the Families of the Earth," according to  DIVINE Promise.  Abraham, in deep extremity, and in fierce trial of faith, stood the test,  for the "ANGEL of the COVENANT" was with him. And lo! to hira was  given Isaac, then to him Jacob, and thus, on to, and through a long line of  princely men, until the human chain reached the "Shepherd King of Israel,"  the "Sweet Singer."  In his presence, while on the plains watching his sheep, I often led him to  behold and converse with the starry heavens; and being commissioned thereto,  I. whispered to hia1 young heart, thoughts of his future kingship, and of a long  line of Royal Princes reaching to the days of Herod, and Joseph, and Mary  the virgin princess, the crowning honor of womankind.  The heavens and earth rejoiced mightily, and the "Morning Stars sang  together" when the "SON of Man," the "Son of Woman," the "Man of  Sorrows," the "Prince of Peace," the "ANGEL of the COVENANT," the  Only Begotten Earthborn Son of God, "the Rock that followed His People"  in the Wilderness, appeared as a CHILD among men. y  This, the crowning triumph of the ages, of heaven and earth,���������this the  "Lamb Slain from the beginning" of time, reached earth as THE REDEEMER of ISRAEL and the SAVIOUR of Mankind; and foiled the wicked machinations of the SERPENT of the GARDEN���������the place of the first promise and  the first-curse. 7 . '[  He is the oncGREAT and invincible product of all the ages, coming along,  and down that human chain of Saviour men. He came for the material, intellectual and spiritual uplift of ihe entire human race. He is invincible, and  irresistible in His plans and work. He came to saye the lost, and He will  never cease until He finishes His work. The time He appeared on earth was  a time of rejoicing. His life, death and resurrection were all planned and  understood by us before mankind saw Him on earth. He, even ;in our-celestial  regions and realms, far-outstretching the visible suns aud other :��������� worlds,. is,  aiud long has been, our universally loved, honored and obeyed PRINCE. We.  love, and serve him without ceasing. In this way, we are His servants on  earth, and rejoice to do His will. His love for humanity lias called us in.  countless numbers, as His ever-ready ministrants to the earth-bonv seekers  after an abiding and a sure haven, a home of rest and perpetual happiness.  From creation's dawn until now; and on to the end of time, we are to be  with Him and His work of final completeness.  ,���������*���������- . ��������� ��������� 7 ���������ANGELUS. -::  B. C. ELECTRIC FRANCHISE  IN POINT GREY  When Point Grey Municipality granted  to the B. C. Electric Railway Co. a franchise  for 40 years,'we strongly opposed their action, and we arc more than pleased to note  the success which has attended Mr. Wood-  worth in his efforts to cancel that franchise. r  Sir. Woodworth deserves Jhe most hearty  commendation^at the hands of the citizens  of Point Grey and the city.  The B. C. Electric thought they had a  "cinch" on this whole district and now we  find that Burnaby and Point. Grey are free.  It would be nothing short of a public crime  to again enter into long term agreements  with this Company. They have exhibited  an utter disregard for public convenience  and have only sought to obtain a monopoly.  It is most fortunate that the City Council  refused to he caught in their trap,last summer, viz., the extension of the city franchise ���������  to twenty-five years, as suggested by Mayor  Taylor and Mr. Sperling.  Now that the atmosphere is somewhat  cleared let the. municipalities join hands, as  suggested by Mr. Britton, candidate for the  council of Burnaby, and treat with the B.  C. Electric from the standpoint of the general interests of all municipalities and appoint a joint committee to deal with the  questions, and lastly, LET THE B. C. ELEO^  TBIC COME OFF ITS HIGH HORSE AND  DEAL COURTEOUSLY AND FAIRLY  WITH THE PUBLIC, THAT BEING AN  ATTITUDE HITHERTO FOREIGN TO  THEM. .������_.   *  6. T. P. AND GORE AVENUE WHARF  About two months ago   the   Board   of  Works, with a little undue haste, sanctioned  the transfer of the-lease of Gore Avenue -  waterfront from the, Sechelt S-S. Co. to the  G. T. P. Co.   After this had been done it  transpired that the G. T. P. intended constructing their dock up to a point within -  20" feet' of the line between their ^property  and that of th������ city rs,'with, ihe intention of "  berthing their vessels- on - the, bity-'a water -  lot. '. " ' '  Gore aventu* has* for years been used by  small craft to tie up to and is the only place'  of its kind from Coal Harbor to Salsbury  drive. There is nothing which is more badly  needed than a wharf of this kind, but by  this action the city have placed this in the  hands of a large corporation and small craft  will have to go begging.  It is true that the lease will expire within  two years, but the effect of this action is to  place the G. T. P. in a position to force the  eity to keep the street end open for their  special benefit, greatly to the inconvenience  of the smal craft.  The city took this course thoughtlessly  and without due consideration, but when it  was discovered that an error had been made  some of tbe aldermen refused to reverse .  their action on the plea that it would be inconsistent.��������� ��������� -  It was wrong, in their opinion, to repudiate a careless step, but it was perfectly virtuous for the G. T. P. to hoodwink tbe council and do a great injustice to other smaller  shipping interests.  The whole thing is the more interesting  when we remember that the G. T. P. were  to pay the city one dollar and were sub-leasing it for thousands. *  REEVE SOUTH VANCOUVER.  We are informed that Reeve Pound is not  offering himself for re-election in South  Vancouver, and are pleased to note the candidacy of Mr. Chas. Hodgson, who has been  so prominent in civic affairs in that rapidly  growing municipality. We have not always  seen "eye to eye" with Mr. Hodgson in  South Vancouver matters, but can willingly  testify to the soundness of his motives and  to his untiring efforts in the interests of the  municipality.  Mr. Hodgson will be the next R������evc of  South Vancouver arid will make an excellent chief executive officer and merits tho  support of every citizen who is interested in  a sound and progressive policy.  PARK COMMISSIONERS.  Wc are pleased to note that Mr. W. R.  Owen is offering himself for re-election as  Park Commissioner. He has served the city  in a. most proficient manner for the past two -  years and it is largely due to his untiring  efforts that the. Park Board has taken up  the developing of "outside" parks. For  many years Stanley Park occupied the  whole attention of the Board, but during  the last two year's much effort has been  spent on parks throughout the various  ; wards .of the city.  Mr. Owen has proven ..himself,to be a most  energetic and efficient member of the Board  -and. we'strongly'-urge his re-election, at the  forthcoming elections.  >  i-        1.  fr  ,r   rUj     __^ (/        __ ,^a  >:7,y\  _ -, ;��������� %~- "���������  ��������� ��������� ���������   ���������'���������������'  >. ,     --,1 ;. a-l  f>   ������^-,~-        f, 'A."    J-'   I  '     ���������**   I  -        3.1  55  i   -.11  ���������i I '  \w  ���������'J-:^  ^7mm  -A&fefl  7*-"* t"~''ll  S 3  THE WESTERN CALL.  .  4  4  4*************************   9***9*******4**'l^***4*****  Heating Stoves & Ranges (  That cold snap will soon be here.   Are you prepared  for it?   If not why not?   The following  are a few of our lines:  Sheet Irons, air tight, for wood only, No. 1 ���������$2.75  Sheet Irons, air tight, for wood only, No. 2 ... $4.00.  Heaters for coal or wood, No. 9 $8.50  Heaters for coal or wood, No. 11  $10:00  Heaters for coal or wood, No." 13 $11.50  ���������  ���������  RANGES..  Special Idea No. 9; with or without legs.'  Special Idea No. 8, with or without legs.  $45.00  $45.00  We also have a few lines of the MOPPAT RANGE.  The small size for a small family for the small price  of $35.00, and a six-hole No. 9 for $50.00, connected.  Don't forget our Mailable Range, $70.00, connected.  I  1714-1716 Park Drive       Phone; Seymour 8691;:  BRANCH STORE COLLINGWOOD EAST  :f4*4*******4**************  4*4*4*********************  **************************  **************************  I     FOR SALE     |  ;;  Coquitlam and Point Grey Property Direct from |  Owner. i  Point Grey  Lots 5 and 6 of Lot 1, blk. 153, D. L. 640  66 ft. on  10th Avenue, between  Sasamant  and Tolinie  The best homesite in Point Grey, $3800.00. *  Ooqultlam  10 Acres, numbering 1 to 10, being all of Lot 102, being a  Subdivision of Lots 3-108-45 and portion of 1 and 16, group 1  New-Westminster District Map '874  This property faces on the Blue Mountain Road, and is all  cleared and in grass.  Phone or write at once if you are interested.  Price $1000.00 per Acre.  "\  R. Moore  Phone:   Fairmont 373]  22If Bridge St.  .H'������*'H'*M"H'**'H"M''H'M"H''M' **************************  I l|l l|l l|l l{l ||44ft4ft4{44ft4fr4}44fr 4frl}4.{44fr4i44|44{4.}44fr4{44}44$44}4      4ft4ftlft.fr .ft .ft .ft.ftlft.ft.fr ^..^ .fti;������.{..^wft^M>..ft lft.fr ifr ifr  i TUB PIONEER HARD W  Ranges and Stoves;  General Hardware;  Papco Pure paint;  Stumping Powder;  Land Clearing Tools .  : mm of f mm  ii-nrwwirmr  T*Fox  *  2  mow fair- 1  HUNT 1177-1  ������������������������������������������������������>���������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������<"*������ ������.m"i"i"t"i"t"m"H"tnt.iMii������.fti.ft.i"t-4  For good values in j  REAL ESTATE ANP INVESTMENTS  - "  ::  Call on <;  {TRIMBLE &  NORRIS!!  Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road ::  ��������� i������i������i������1������1������i���������1���������1���������1������1������1���������1ei������1e t������1������i*1������i���������1������i������<���������*������.ft������4������*  1108-109 Ddson Block  25 Hstings Stree. East  riONESi  efflctS������)fiMirtS4  In. Uimtmrimi  A. M. BEATTIE  Auctioneer,   Appraiser and Notary Public for British Columbia  General Real Estate, Mining Broker, Financial Agent  ****************************<w  The Reliable Sheet Metal Works  3127 Westminster Rd. Phone: Fairmont &6&  i  Cornices. Jobbing  and Roofing  i  FURNACE WORK A SPECIALTY. I  I   C. Errington C. Magnohe  4.4************************ ���������^i^Hr***********'l ***********  CHILLIWACK Ai SUOIIDK  Historical   Sketches  of  Many  of  the   Leading   Business   Men   and   Firms  /^~ of Prominence.  THE EMPRESS fHOTEL is Chilliwack's leading, first-class hostelry and as we refer in this  tide to the leading business men who, are adding lustre to the annals of the Fraser River Valley history in this seikion, we point with a degree  of pride to this house and its genial host and proprietor. When travelers and tourists meet about  the first topic of conversation^ is the hotel and  surely too much praise could scarcely be given  the Empress. The writer has traveled extensively  ail over the country, and nowhere in a city the  size of Chilliwack has he been better pleased or  better served than at this hotel. The lobby is  large, comfortable and nicely furnished, and a  homelike air pervades the entire establishment.  Here the guest is made to feel at home, happy  and contented. The table would suit an epicure  and the best markets are ransacked to place before the patrons the most tempting dainties and  the finest viands. Nothing is too good to be  placed before the guests and the service is on  par -with the sumptuousness of the table. From  clerk to chef everything runs like clockwork, and  here the drummer, tourist, traveler and townspeople as well are most excellently served.  W. R. NELEMS, as we write of the.real estate  line, deserves a very goocLjjirord at our hands. He  is one of the cleverest aud most popular young  men of the town and has made a brilliant success.  He knows the. real estate business thoroughly  well- aud he has carried through several deals of -  magnitude. Mr. Nelems, is" a hard worker and his  judgment is excellent. He can be trusted 365  days in the year and-he, is that type of man who  would come to the front in any community. Mr.  Nelems concentrates all his efforts in this branch  of the trade and he hasv built up a reputation  which would do credit to any man following a  similar line. He deals in improved and unimproved city and county properties, acreage, etc. Prior  -to this business Mr. Nelems was agent for the C.  P. R. and Dominion Express Co. six years at Chilliwack, . He was born in Canada.  CHARLES HUTCHESON & CO. are one of the  newer concerns operating in Chilliwack, but are  getting their share of -business, as the gentlemen  comprising the firm are well known and possessed  of marked commercial and financial ability. They  handle reah'estate, write insurance,' make loans,  manage estates, look after rentals and collections.  They opened up" to do business with the public  one year ago last September, and have an excellent list-'for investors to select from. Mr. Hutch e-  son has been a resident of thcFraser River Valley  ten years and is well posted on land values. Mr.  Jas. R. Anderson, manager, is a natural born business man and has had several years' experience in  that capacity. He is doing his share to help build  up the fair city in which he resides and investors,  homeseekers, and speculators will do well to see  him.'  SMITH'S GROCERY AND BAKERY might  well be called "Chilliwack's Busy Store," for the  doors are constantly on the swing. A little over  .one year ago Mr. Smith opened up with a few,  cans of sardines and a few pounds of tea���������not  very much more, and today his bakery and grocery store would do credit, to any town the size  of Chilliwack anywhere. Mr. Smith is a practical  baker and followed the business for some time in  the Ea������t, and makes break; cakes and pies more  like what our mothers used to make than we  thought possible. He moreover, besides groceries  and bakery goods, carries .a nice stock of fruit  and confectionery. Personally, he is a genial gentleman to meet and is public spirited and progres-.  sive from the word "go." He was born in Canada.  THE RANK OF VANCOUVER conducts a  branch bank at Chilliwack, which has been established a little over one year. The institution is  capitalized at $2,000,000 and is Vancouver's pride,  (being a home-institution). ' E. M. Anderson is  the enterprising manager and has had charge since  September last.- Mr. Anderson-has followed-thc-  banking business all his life. He is a nephew of  Sir George Anderson, the treasurer of the Bank  of Scotland, Edinburgh. He was born ~in Scotland.  T. H. HENDERSON, one of Chilliwack's "Pioneer" merchants, commenced,business at the landing in 1884, and continued1 his operations there  five years. In 1889 he located in Chilliwack and  has operated successfully and continuously ever  since in the dry goods and millinery departments.  He has done well and spent much in the upbuilding of the town. He is a large property owner, a  live business man and a highly esteemed and popular citizen. '  W. L. ROLFE, the dry goods merchant and ladies' furnisher, commenced the business when a  lad of but thirteen years, and has followed it all  his life. Few understand it better and the splendid trade he enjoys is a demonstration that he  has learned the great "art" of pleasing the ladies.  He carries a nice stock of art goods, fancy needlework, rugs, linoleum, dry goods, house furnishings and ladies' ready-to-wear costumes. He has  operated four years in Chilliwack and was born  in Ontario.  CHAS. PARKER, "Tour Outfitter^" deals in  "Fit-Reform" clothing for men and the "Dion"  brand clothing for boys. He also makes a specialty of clothes made to measure. Mr. Parker has  conducted business in Chilliwack four years and  enjoys a splendid trade. He carries an excellent  stock and spares no pains to suit customers, and  his prices challenge competition.  A. M. ROCKWELL & CO. are dealers in flour  and feed, seeds of all kinds, live stock and poultry  foods, cream separators, incubators, wagons, buggies, harness, the world renowned Deering & Mc-  Cormack machinery, wire fencing, etc.. etc. The  concern has been in operation about one year and  a half and are one of the biggest concerns operating in the Valley. They are successors; to Den-  holm & Jackson. The personnel of the firm is composed of A. M. Rockwell, W. H. Davison and "W.  R. Theal, all live,wide-a-wake. public spirited business men.  R. F. WADDINGTON is the official representative of The Chilliwack Land & Development Co.,  Ltd.," which  was established some nine months  ��������� ago. They deal in large tracts of land in the Fraser River Valley and those desiring further information will do well to get in touch with Mr.  Waddington, secretary of the company. Mr. Wad-  dington is one of the city's popular "City Fathers," andif dame rumor is right5 will head the  polls for mayor of Chilliwack for 1912.  STEWART & CHADSEY are expert "knights  of the anvil" in Chilliwack, who have operated together as a firm a little over two years and have  moved steadily along-the path of progress. Mr.  Stewart has,had sixteen years' experience in the  general blacksmithing business and Mr. Chadser  nine years. Horseshoeing is their specialty and  they have a splendid large establishment, 50x90  for the conducting of their business, which' bespeaks for their energy and enterprise.' Mr. Chadser. is a native son of the Valley and Mr. Stewart  was .born in Bonnie Scotland.  G. C. CARTER, Chilliwack's fashionable tailor,  is headquarters for the latest importations in English, Scotch and Canadian tweeds. Here the citizens of Chilliwackcan have.the world's best manufactured goods made to order by an expert tailor  , who has had twenty years' experience in the business. Besides the tailoring business, Mr! Carter  also operates an up-to-date cleaning, pressing and  repairing department. Mr. Carter is a live mem-7  ber of the B. of T. & F. D. He was born in New  Zealand..  ,���������.  THE ROYAL BANK is Chilliwack's "pioneer"  financial'institution and is under the able management of F. B. Lyle, who has officiated in this capacity here during the past two years. He has been  with the bank in various branches throughout  Canada eleven years. The Ro'yal Bank of. Canada is one of the fair Domain's most substantial  and progressive banks. It has a paid, up capital  of $6,200,000 and a reserve fund of' $7,000,000,  and total assets amounting to $102,878,917.36.  O. L. MARSTON, proprietor of the Fashion ?\Ay-  eryj though a newcomer in Chilliwack, should not  be neglected as he is doing well and bears a good  name in business circles. Mr. Marston runs an  up-to-date livery, feed and sale stable and has  worked up an excellent livery custom. His horses,  rigs, etc., are O. K. and he manages his establishment on just the right lines. He followed the busi  ness several years prior to locating in Chilliwack  about one year and a half ago. He is a genial  gentleman to meet and merits honorable mention.  W. KNIGHT is the enterprising manager of  Isaac Kipp & Co.'s grain chopping and shingle  manufacturing establishment in Chilliwack, He  has officiated in this capacity eleven years and  prior to locating here followed the saw mill business. He was born near Ottawa, one of Canada's  greatest lumbering districts. He has' officiated on  the school board,.fire department and is" one of the  community's substantial citizens:  W. R. STEVENSON conducts The Valley Paint  and Wall Paper House at Chilliwack. He has operated. thi,s 'establishment three ,<years and .a half  and has followed the business twenty years. , He  is a thorough practical man in every department  . of his business, including paper hanging, decorating, frescoeing, painting (either sign or house)  and moreover conducts a fine store where quite  a large-stock of wall paper is carried.  J. H. TURPIN will be pleased to be "your  valet," and keep you looking spic-and span. He  conducts a clothes cleaning, pressing and repairing establishment directly opposite the Chilliwack  opera house. Tlie" has had several years' experience in the line, having learned the "art" in the  Old Country prior to-"immigrating to the New  America. He is also agent foF suits"made to order."  D. H. McKAY, V. S. and liveryman at Chilliwack, comes in for honorable historical mention  here as we call the roll of those who are adding  lustre to the annals,of the city's history. He conducts a flourishing'feed and sale stable and general livery as well as a veterinary surgeon; general hospital, where all domestic animals are treated in the most up-to-date, approved fashion'ktiown "  to the V. S. craft. He has resided here three  years and was formerly in the same line associated with his father in Brandon, Man.  DENMARK & BURTON, (successors to Mr.  Munro) are dealers in general hardware, stoves,  tinware,.sporting goods,; cutlery, etc., etc. They  carry a big stock of shelf hardware, granitware,  paints and oils, and conduct a general tinware department as well. Both proprietors are thorough  westerners, Mr. Denmark having come to the  Northwest in 1870, and Mr. Burton resided fourteen years on Lulu Island and was around Vancouver when it was only a few thousand inhabitants. On their merits they come in for distinction as we pass in review.  J. F. ORR, THE TINNER, cuts plenty of tin  and has followed the business over twenty years.  He was eight years with Mr. Munro and has operated on his own hook now about one year and  a half. He instals furnaces, does all kinds of tin  work^jobbing and sheet metal work. He attends  strictly to business .and is straight as a string. He  was born in Scotland.  THE CHILLIWACK GARAGE AND MA.  CHINE SHOP is under the capable direction of  Mr. Thomas L. Lillie, a master machinist, and he  is installing equipment to handle all kinds of  general machine work. This is the only machine  shop in Chilliwack and the farmers and automo-  milists of the Valley will find this a great convenience to them for repair work of any kind in the  machinist's line.  W. H. CHETTLE manufactures sash, doors,  windows} mouldings, house finishings and does all  kinds of carriage repairing, etc. He has operated  here four yearsin Chilliwack and has followed the  business fifteen years. Mr. Chettle has a well-  equipped plant for operating with dispatch. He  was born in England.  COWAN, THE DRUGGIST, must not be omitted"  as we pass in review.   He deals in drugs, chemicals, stationery and general druggists' sundries.  He is an important factor in the town and    a  pleasant and well informed gentleman to meet.  S.   PARSON'S   excellent   Gent's   Furnishing  Store is one of the popular trading centres in  (Continued on Page 3)  "Come on swimmin', I'll thow you  some new strokes."  "Nope, last time I went dad showed  me some new ones."���������Houston Post.  "De world owes you a livin', son,"  said Uncle Eben, "but you's got to do  some work to git yohse'f identified as-.  de feller it's comin' to."���������Washington  Star.  Shoe Repairing  BY AN EXPERIENCED WORKMAN  .   Thos. Farrington    "  BROADWAY, I  Between Main St. and Westminster Rd.  ��������� i"i'������i������.i'������ii.t'������.i'������i������.i.i������.i.e.ii������.i.4t������������.|i������.ip  ��������� ������  % The best stock of ARMS, ,',  !| AMMUNITION, CUTLERY, |  ;; and SPORTING GOODS can  ! I be found at the store of  Chas. E. lisdallW  618-620 Hastings St.  **4*****4*4*4*4*4*****4**M>  4   .  t*  4 4  <r  CHOICE  New Hay  Also large variety of ^|  POULTRY SUPPLIES  Fresh stock of   PRATT'S  POULTRY FOOD  OUR BEST FLOUR  ^  F. T. VERNON  Flour and Feed  Broadway and Westminster Road  PHONE: Fairmont 186  Prompt Delivery  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  V  J  DR. R. INGRAM  Physician   and   Surgeon  Office and Residence:  SUITE A. WALDEN RUILD'G  25th Ave. and Main St.  J. WILMAHS  Express, Baggage  and  Furniture Removed  South Vancouver     ���������     Roslyn Streetl  Off Bodwell Rd.. Six Mocks east of Fraaer  FIRST-CLASS  SHOEMAK1NO  ANP SHOE REPAIRING  DONE AT  PETERS & CO.       \  Near Corner Main Street and Broadway  Piano Tuning  Expert Rjepair Work.  Factory Experience  Rest References  W. J. GOARD.  2881 ������nd Avenue. We9t  **************************  This is not  THEIiOnE;;  of  ::  ���������������  4  4  As they have  | just arrived and  | are only visiting *  The  GRANDVIEW!  STATIONERY  t<  *  *  *  *  *  *  x  *     1130 Commercial Drive     *  Everybody knows the place  Z  **************************, g������og������-lCTr.T.~������Arv-mn.vgr������>  ' .    -'.'-���������- f "Vi  THE WESTERN CALL.  .  4  'if-  i>  G. E. McBride  & COMPANY  Headquarters for all kinds of Hardware  i>  Electric Sad Irons  Electric Stoves  ���������ma- ���������  - ������������������ -  Electric Percolators J  Electric Toasters  Carving Sets  Cutlery, etc,  i ���������  Merry Xmas to All  Cor. Main Str. arid i<fth Ave.-is  PHONE: Fairmont 820L  Branch Store:  Corner Fraser aind Miles Avenues  Phone: Fairmont 1I67L  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*������������������ ���������i.e't-ei-ei^ieieie^e^eitieiei-e  CHILLIWACK AND SURROUNDINGS.  (Continued from Pag.2)  ���������.^^^l������������������������I.���������l���������.^ll���������M������������������^,^M^,^���������^,���������^..^������������������������^.^.^MIM^.^M^o:'4^^l^^^^^^^^^^^^l���������^^���������^^^���������^^l^^:^���������^^������^:":"^^^^I^^^^  MILLINERY AND FANCY QOQDS  1 Big RediicKoD on all MILLINERY  ���������J. %J A  Xmas Fancy Goods  Store open evenings until Christmas  I  Ml������������    ri !Dl F    26*6 nA,N STREET  ;:; 11|33   t-U KU~> Vancouver, b. c.  Chilliwack for men's clothing   and   furnishings.  Personally Mr.   Parson  is   a substantial, levelheaded and keenly intelligent Scotchman, and a  popular and highly esteemed citizen aad business  /man.  LILLIES GROCERY is headquarters for what  you want to eat.   Prices are right, the goods are  , fresh, and one could scarcely wish to step into a  tastier or nicer store. Lillie's grocery, in fact,  would do .credit to Vancouver and we take pleasure in according the house generous mention.  THOMAS, THE JEWELER, stands as leader  in his line. He is an expert in all branches of the  jewelry and watchmaking and repairing business.  He has operated for some time in Chilliwack and  enjoys a good trade and an Al reputation for  skilled workmanship. The costliest watch may be  entrusted to him for repairing.  CHARLES HATCH is the genial proprietor of  the Commercial Hotel at Chilliwack. This, is one  of the more moderate priced hotels, strictly 0. JC.  and first-class in every particular. "Charlie," as  the boys call him, is popular with everybody. His  rates are but $1.00 per day and everything is good  enough for a prince^  A. J. McKELVIE is the live manager of the  Chilliwack opera house. He has officiated in this  capacity several months and has had wide experience in the show business. . He leaves no stone  unturned to provide the town with classy entertainments. He is a pleasant gentleman to meet  and we accord him distinction and honorable  mention with pleasure. r  THE HARRISON HOUSE is one of Chilliwack's  most popular temperance houses and is an ideal  home for travelers, tourists, drummers, hOmeseek-  ers and investors, who like the "quiet retreat"  from all disturbing influences. Mr. Geo. E. Parry  has conducted the establishment for nearly one  ; year and a half. His bus meets all trains and he  leaves o stone unturned to please all who sojourn  with him. The rates are but '.'$1.150 per day and  special rates by the week.and month.  THE MACKEN LUMBER COMPANY are  manufacturers and dealers in lumber, lath, shingles, windows, doors/ mouldings, etc. They have  been established eight years and have played an  important part in the up-building of Chilliwack.  They make a specialty of kiln dried interior finish and also deal in lime and plaster, rubberoid  roofing. Their yard and office is at Chilliwack  and the mill is at Rosedale.  THE PROGRESS PAPER was founded April  16th, 1893, by "VV. T. Jackman, printer and foreman, and a few months later passed into the  hands oi J. D: Taylor, owner and proprietor of  The Columbian and who is now M. P. for the  New Westminster District. T. M. Caskey is the  pleasant manager, and Miss_ K. Carleton. office  manager and accountant.   The paper is Conservative in politics and is a live, up-to-date weekly.  SOME others whose names should appear here  may have had a partner to see, or had to see his  wife first, or perchance was out when the writer  called, and who had not time to call again ere  writing tbe article.  R. CHRISTIE is manager of the Sardis branch  of the Royal Bank of Canada. This branch was  opened the 1st of February, 1911, by Mr. Christie,  who has been with the Royal Bank of Canada  seven years in other sections of the Dominion. He  is a young man who gives promise of making his  mark and the new town of Sardis, just starting,  gives him an opportunity of continued trustworthiness and enterprise.  W. J. HOLMES is the postmaster and general  merchant at the new town of Sardis. He formerly resided in the Rainy River district and was  there twelve years. He went into the country  when it was new and nothing but traders and Indians and was there seven years before there was  a railroad within one hundred and fifty miies. He  conducted a store and was postmaster. He served  on the council at his home near Ottawa prior to  going west and growing up with the countrv.  MONKHOUSE & JOHNSON at Sardis are  manufacturers and dealers in rough and dressed  lumber, shingles, kiln dried flooring and siding,  mouldings, windows and doors, farm gates, fence  pickets, etc., etc. They also conduct a chopping  mill and a blacksmith shop. This is one of the  important lines of business for a new and growing town and" we gladly accord this firm distinction. .:     7.y 7--  G. R. WRIGHT, electrician at Sardis, does all  kinds of electrical contracting and carries a fine  stock of general supplies. He has followed the  business six years and has operated one year at  Sardis.7 He is a bright young fellow and absolutely guarantees satisfaction with his patrons as he  believes the best is none too good for the people.  He was born in Canada.  EDEN BANK CREAMERY COMPANY, LTD.,  at Sardis, have operated since 1896 and are "pioneers" in the field. They shipvabout 1,000 gallons  of milk daily to Vancouver and formerly operated in the butter making business. Dairying is  the stronghold of the farmers around this section,  vegetables and potatoes second, and fruit growing  about third place and mixed farming fourth. To  say that the Eden Bank Creamery Company, Ltd.,  have done much towards the development and  prosperity of this section of the Valley is putting  it mildly. They are a large concern, capitalized  at .$50,000, and also operate a fine general store.  J. H. Suart is the genial and enterprising manager and C. T. Higginson is president of the company.  ^+-*m-+^++**+++-++^m������*S*++m+++.  PHONEi  Fairmont  1201  J. W. CLARK  Wholesale and Retail  Hay, Grain, Feed  and  COAL  Poultry Food a Specially  IS47 Main Street  i VANCOUVER, B. C.  y 1\ -y I  \7l':  7"   Xi   i  Bulbs  Tulips,  Crocuses.  Lillies, Hyacinthi,  Narcissus, etc;   also Flower*  and Plants in season.  KEELER'S  NURSERY  Cor 15th Ave. & Main St.  PHONE: Fairmont 817R  MRS. W. O'DELL  POPULAR  riUSIC TEACHER  Has re-opened her Studio  Term Commencing 8ept. 6  Children a specialty.   For terms applv  175 Broadway W.  Phone t FMmmt Mt    Mount pica seat  SAUL'S 5T0RE  Fruit, Coafectieaery.   Light  Oraccrici  Stationery, Tobacco. Schoal  Sappllca  aad Notion  JUST OPENED  At Corner of  Wetfnlister load art fIderia bat  -     A Trial Solicited  An Encouraging Fact.  Katherine, 25, charming and popular, remarked in the presence of a  number of friends that when she be- had a Bolitaire diamond or not," she  came betrothed the engagement ring  would be a matter of very small concern to her.  "Indeed, I shouldn't.care whether I  said. "I'm not at all fond of dia:  monds and I don't like to wear rings."  "You'd better let that be known,  Katie," said her nfteen-year^old brother.   "It might help some."  FOB  Christens Grab qf Qwllty  Go to  Cochrane'* Drug Store  Cjor. 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Phone: Sevmour4770  WESTERN CANADA POWER CO., Ltd.  R. F. HAYWARD, General Manager       " JOHN MONTGOMERY, Contract Agent  P. O. Drawer 1418  VANCOUVER, B.C.  ^  v.        ti;k-<'i>A^A  ���������>������',  - ������  *  *4������ ���������"���������*#������������������ ���������������������������!'������������������������������������ *'���������������#���������#��������� ���������������������������������������������#���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*'���������������������"������'������������������'���������'���������'���������'*������������������'���������'*'���������'������������������*������*'������***���������������������>'������'**������������������*���������������' *4*���������'���������������������������������'������'*������*>'���������������������������������#������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>>>������������������#������#������������������������������������������������������ ���������������'������������������������������������������'��������������� THE WESTERN CALL.  4H^.H"M'M''HMH,^,'M"M'4"SyHM  Special Prices  * FOR  1 Friday and Saturday  * AT  Broadway  I Table Supply  I 518 BROADWAY,  E.  +  :   * New Santa Clara Prunes  $ .3 lbs. for 25c  + New Cooking Figs  3 lbs. for 25c  Extra Fine Cooking Apples  5 lbs. for 25c  Big Special: Eggs ���������  Extra fine quality, every  Egg guarateed, 3 doz. $1.00  Big variety of Apples  from $1.75 per box  Try oiir Butter, 3 lbs. $1.00 .  New Raisins, 3 pkgs. - 25c t  New Sultana Raisins  2 lbs. for 35c  ������. Cape Cod Cranberries  1 2 lbs. for 35c  X Sweet Cider, for Mincemeat  J per qt. 20c  X Special Price on Flour  * Royal Standard   -   $1.70  * Royal Household -     1.75  2 Robin Hood    -   -     1.80  * Purity    -   -   -   -    1.80  | Give as Your Order Early I  |   for Xmas Poultry   $  % If you cannot call, ring up X  your order y  Phone-Fairmont 1367 $  Great West Cartage Co.  Limited  B. F. Andrews        H. W. Ellis       A. E. Tennant  H. H. Williams  Express, Truck and Dray  Furniture and Piano movers  Freight Bills Revised  Loss and Damage Clams Handled  Customs Brokers  Forwarding and Distributing Agents  Phone: Seymour 7474  103 Loo Blk., Cr. Hastings & Abbott St.  Vancouver, B.C.  DRV  If you once cook a Christmas  Dinner with DRY WOOD you'll  never rest content with any  other. Our Wood is Dry Wood.  $6.00 per Cord, delivered.  R. DOHERTY  675 Tenth Ave. W.  Phone:  Fairmont noi-L  H.   HARFORD I  *A*************************  LADIES AND GENTLEMEN:  At the request of a number  of Electors I have decided to  offer myself as a Candidate  for the position of Alderman  for Ward V.  Wishing you a Merry  Christmas and a Happy New  Year, I am,  ,    Sincerely yours,  ..WILLIAM DAVIS  Local and  A Christmas Eve choral service will  be* held in Mt. Pleasant Methodist  church on Sunday, December' 24th, at  7:30 "p.m.  A Sunday school entertainment for  intermediates and groWh-ups will be  held in Mt. Pleasant Methodist church  on Thursday, December 28th, at 8 p.m.  usually spent at the- opera or some  similar place of amusement. How can  your minds be prepared for the proper  observance of Sunday when you spend  the night before in such a place."  The Y..P. S. C. B. pf Mt. Pleasant  Presbyterian church held their regular weekly meeting last Monday evening. The topic, "Missions in India,"  was taken by the music committee.  In the Y. M. C. A. Highlanders'  rugby game last Saturday afternoon,  McCreedy of the Y. M. C. A. had his  leg fractured, receiving attention on  the field from Dr. Underhill.  We are authorized to announce that  the Park Commissioners report will  be ready early in January, 1912 The  report will embrace all matters of interest in the history of the parks from  their very beginnings to the present.  *^mH^������K^I������M^^^^'H>������M~>������M������*'I������  **************************  X   ������������������%������<tim������r    ntrimrA      Ground by Special Machinery  %  Kays made to order.  BICYCLE REPAIRING .  |  CORNER  MAIN   STREET AND BROADWAY |  it i 9 * * ** * *****>*******��������� * * * * * * *************** <t>i t't'l 1"H"t"H������  HOCKEY SKATES  9*fl****l I tl 1*1* H-f'M H'l'H'  ***i 'WW It II M' > U U ������I ������**  To the Electors:  ���������������  Ladies and Gentlemen:::  I thank you for your::  kind support during the::  past year and trust that::  my representation pn the::  Council will merit your::  vote and influence as  Alderman for 19X2.  At your service,  Oeo.C. Williamson:  4 ���������  4 l  <   '  ** 4****9 *f ���������! * it * * * * * ******  The Royal Floral Co. have removed  from 2343 Main to new and more spacious premises at 105 Broadway E.,  where they now show a fine display  of Christmas decorations, having received a large shipment of holly, holly  wreaths, mistletoe,' cedar ropes, red  foliage and a large assortment of the  celebrated "Langley" art ware jardinieres.   The phone is still Fair. 1216.  Four candidates were received into  Mount Pleasant Lodge of Oddfellows  Three received the third degree on  December 12th,, after which the visitors and members to the number of  sixty proceeded to the banquetting  hall where a pleasant hour was spent  over the dainty repast that had been  provided. This Lodge has had a busy  term.  A Christmas dance will be held at 9  o'clock on the evening of Boxing Day,  the day after Christmas Day, Dec<3m-  -ber 26th; In St. Mary's parish hall.  Tickets for gentlemen are 75 cents and  for ladieB 50 cents, including light refreshments. Tickets may be obtained  at St Mary's vicarage, at Norbury's  store, corner Fraser and Forty-ninth  (Miles road) avenue, or from- any  member of the7 congregation.  A meeting of Church of England  lads was held in St. Mary's parish hall  last Wednesday evening to consider  the formation of a company of .the  Church Lads' Cadets. The Rev. Owen  Bulkeley holds a captain's commission  in this brigade, and has had many  companies under his command in the  Old Country and hopes in the course  of a little time to have a large company here. Lads over 13 years of age  will be admitted tor a limited time,  when the age of admittance will be  raised to 14 years, as the object of the  brigade is to have lads between 14  and 19 at a time when they are most  in need of supervision and discipline;  and the Scouts are. open.to younger  boys.  VANCOUVER MUSICAL SOCIETY.  W.|,,H"M"M'<'*������*'4"H"1"M' ** ** ** * *********<l ***<l IIIII H 1 H 1'-;  South Vancouver Election"  R. C. Hodgson  The People's Candidate  FOR  *  V  ���������  *  *  *  *  ������  7- MY PLATFORM AS BELOW, IS NOT BASED ON PROMISES,  BUT IS THE POLICY THAT I HAVE CONSISTENTLY ADVOCATED  AND WHICH I WILL, IF ELECTED, USE MY BEST ENDEAVORS  TO CARRY TO A SUCCESSFUL CONCLUSION.  The carrying out of a "Greater-Vancouver^' joint sewerage scheme  at the earliest possible date. y-   ,,'.._  The permanent improvement of Trunk and Main roads.  Extension and Improvement of transportation facilities throughout our Municipality. V,  To retain all street ends on the Fraser River for the people of  :South Vancouver. y7v . y-y  To make the best possible annexation arrangement with the City  of Vancouver and submit same to the people.  The employment of a thoroughly competent Engineer-and holding  him, as well as the heads of all other departments, responsible for the  efficient management of their respective offices. jj...  To provide Park and Fire Hall sites and more-efficient-means1 of  fire protection for South Vancouver.  To induce the Provincial Government to take over the present  Telephone system; *  To impress upon the Federal Government the necessity of a free  mail delivery, also better postal facilities for South Vancouver.  To endorse the formation of a district council.  To press for the deepening and development of the North Arm of  the Fraser River aisJ;well as a general harbor improvement scheme for  "Greater Vancouver."  Vote for Hodgson   and   a  Clean,   Progressive  and Business-like Administration.  ::  X  The Vancouver Musical Society -recently held its first concert in the  First Presbyterian Church (Dr.  Fraser's). This society bas only been  formed about ten weeks, but an excellent -program was well rendered,  and much credit is due to Mr. Hicks,  the director, and those assisting him.  Mr. Pollard, of Victoria, examiner of  music to the school board of British  Columbia, gave a very interesting lecture on "Anthems, and Their Composers." Mr. Pollard is a Bristolian, and  was for many years the organist of  Knowle Chapel, near Bristol. In his  lecture Mr. Pollard said: "It is a lamentable fact that Saturday night is  On Friday evening last a meeting  was held in the same hall for the purpose of considering the formation of a  debating society open to all who would  like to become members. The differ-  ent~churcb.es in South Hill were given  due notice, as the society will have  no religious bias one way or the other;  but it is felt that such a society for  the opportunity of expressing different views on the principal topics of  the day is just what is wanted in  South Hill, and this'new parish hall  is just the place for meeting in.  Mr. J. Jacquot was appointed hon.  secretary-treasurer pro tem, and it  was decided to commence proceedings  with a debate on the following:  'Should every citizen record his vote  at municipal and parliamentary elections?"  Tuesday night, January 9th, 1912, at  8 o'clock punctually, at St. Mary's parish hall. All welcomed and admission  free.  PRESENTATION AT MT PLEASANT  SCHOOL. '  On Wednesday afternoon of Dec.  20th a very pleasant hour was spent in  Principal Jamieson's room. Trustee  Flummerfelt one year ago promised  two prizes, to each of the Entrance  Classes, one to be given for the pupil  taking the highest number of marks  at the Entrance Examinations, the  other prize to be given to the one making tbe most progress. In Division I  Miss Janet Cyr won the proficiency  prize, while in Div II,. Miss Ruth Luno  won this' honour. Miss Elsie Horton  gained the prize in Division I for making the most progress, while in Division II Miss Clytie Jomer won this  prize.   -  The Rev. Lashley Hall presented the  prizes to the different pupils and both  he and Trustee Flummerfelt, wished  the boys and girls very success in the  future, and truly hoped that Mount  Pleasant School would not only be one  of the largest in the city, but one of  the best in every way. They trusted  the pupils would experience a very  pleasant Christmas and return to  school refreshed for the New Year.  The Church Lads' Cadets are recognized in the Old Country by the War  Office, not that any great number-  eventually join the army, but because  those that have done so are proud to  be such splendid- examples to other  young men who have not had the advantage of being disciplined when they  were, lads; and this would apply to  any C. L. B. lads joining the Canadian  militia. The object of the brigade, of  which there are now several thousand  companies in all parts of the British  Empire, numbering a quarter of a mil-,  lion lads, is the advancement of  Christ's Kingdom among lads of all  classes, the promotion of reverence,  discipline, self-respect, and' all that  tends ��������� towards true Christian manliness; and its motto is: "Fight the  Good Fight." Except the first Wednesday in each month, St. Mary's parish hall will be open every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. sharp for drill and  recruits to join, and the latter part of  the evenings will be spent in games  and-rational amusement, but first all  lads have to obtain their parents' wrlt-  teiFconsrat~oirfofms_8upplied~for that  purpose. The admission fee is 35  cents, and the weekly subscription 5  .cents.  The Church Lads' Brigade is an organization of the Church of England  throughout the world, and is for lads  who are members of the same.  "The annual meeting of Court Lake-  view of the I. O. O. F. was held at  Cedar Cottage last week, and was  largely attended. Retiring Chief Ranger McClintock presided, and the most  important business was the election of  officers. The installation of these officials will take place at the first court  in January.  t-n 1111111111111111111 > i it- hi i n 11in n ii 11 ii m 11 ii  94lf*****4l*9****************       *.'************************  * *  f *  Park Commissioner  FOR 1912-1913.  My record for the past two years is before the  electors in the amount of the improvements that  have been accomplished.  As candidate for the next term I stand forv still  greater progress in all things that enhance the  value of our parks and add to their accommodations and attractiveness, such as Free Bathing  Beaches, Improved Transportation for Stanley  Park, More and Better Equipped Playgrounds  and Good, Clean, Progressive Government for the  Parks.  TO THE ELECTORS OF WARD VIII, Di L. 301:::  Your vote and influence  solicited  for  as Aldermanic Candidate for Ward 8, (D. L. 301)   ::  ������III H 111,1llll *111111 ***** ******* ii III1 llll 1 H 11 It I-l  ���������%-" H aying represented this district on the Civic  | Board during the last year, and being fully alive to  j" the requirements of the District^ fully qualifies me  * to carry on the work pertaining to the office, not only  t in tlie Ward, but in the City at large.  *  t    '���������������������������"  * ������. -  -t-7. ���������'-..,    "    ������������������    .     ���������-.     , -    v-   ��������� -:   I  ** ******'I l** l"l ���������! I-l1 H -I 11 '. I II    *****M"l"l"fr'i"i' t"W,*4t"l-4������.M"M'fr !���������*  *  I solicit your vote and influence.   Thanking  you in anticipation I am.  Yours truly,  W. R. Owen  I1 ���������!' 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FOR  Park Commissioner  ::  :: i.  :; ������"  :: 2.  ���������������  :: 3;  I 4.  5.  <4t*_  ,-,   , , ���������  I STAND FOR; y ..-. ..7\K  Progressive Administration.   .  More playgrounds for Children. ..  No tram-cars in or around Stanley Park.  Cheaper and improved auto-bus service in Stan- J  ley Park.  Civic   Ownership   and   operation   of   Bathing ;;  Beaches.  Free bathing for children.  4  ������  6.  ��������� ���������  :: 8.  4  City Controlled boulevard system.  The "CITY BEAUTIFUL."  **************************     * * * ** * * * * i * * ** * * * * * * * * * * * *  Your obedient servant,  F. TRIMBLE.  CN.  I A.  '��������������������������� (  Respectfully solicits your vote and influence for     |  School Trustee  PLATFORM  1. Extended and improved manual graining.  2. Introduction of technical training and the teaching of applied science.  i 3.   Increased efficiency of staff with adequate remuneration and proper school equipment.  4. Cultivation of general knowledge, broad-minded  patriotism and efficient citizenship.  5. Free or Supervising Principals;  6. Proper supervision of all school contracts.  7. Encouragement of analytical training, with more  practical education. ^  4*  4-  t  4   4  ^H~?"I4"l"l'4t"l"I"l"I"������-H I"l**.l*****- ******************i<**t'<Zni**  Phone : Bayvtew 11012  VAN UppORD BROS.  Spaghnun Roping $5 per 100 ft.     ^  Berried Holly 75c lb. Mistletoe 10c to 25c Bunch  Carnations, Chrysanthemums, Roses, Violets, etc.,  in great variety.  Orders by Phone promptly attended to.  999 Broadway W., Cor. Broad way and Oak  it../. THE WESTERN CALL.  r  L  i  t  I  i  Our Suggestions  For Christmas  j  OBITUARY.  A beautiful stock just to hand.  Prices    -    -   -   35c to $2.25  I  Boxed Stationery!  Choice Confectionery j������:sPsrLowneys a11  Delightful Perfumesjir is jkss  Perfume Atomizers!  i  i  From 75c tb  I  -   $1.50  I  Saf6ty   RaZOrS   .   .   J[���������*������e> Magna, Ever Ready  Hair  Brushes,   Cloth   Brushes,   Shaving  Brushes; prices to suit every purse.  Cameras  The bright days will soon be with us again and your boy or girl  , will be wanting to make pictures.   Prices, $3.00 to $20.00  I  I  On Sunday morning the death occurred of Walter Alexander Ross, 819  Twenty-fourth'Avenue "East, aged 60  years, a native of the United States.  The funeral took place on Tuesday at  2 p. m. from Armstrong & Edwards'  chapel, "the Rev. J. W. Woodside officiating. The deceased, who had resided in Vancouver' for three years,  leaves a widow, three sons and two  daughters.  SOUTH   VANCOUVER   AND  CEDAR  COTTAGE. "  vi^e, facilities for loading cars at the  company's site.  On this extension-, which nins from     A   motion   picture   show   is   to   be'  Bodwell Road to the Eburne car line, erected by Mr. G. Martin" on Fraser  special provision has heen made byj8tree't, between Forty-ninth and Fift-  the B. C E. Ry. to enable them to' \efa avenues,  handle the large traffic resulting from  freight for the Coast Lumber Co. and  South  Vancouver   municipality,   who  own large rock bunkers on the River" be used  Road.   Four short spur tracks will pro-' poses,  I  if*  1  -  After the holidays the building is to  for a time for school pur-,.  I  I  PHONE:  Fairmont  2-5-4  Sixty-two trees were duly and properly planted  on  the  grounds of the  Carlton School, East Collingwood, last  Saturday, destined in years to come to  rs beautify the surroundings.   Strange to  , note that in this country we first of  all "clear" the land of all trees and      The all important question of better  growth, and then buy others and plant  to improve the "clear" prospect. This  is not known as common sense, but is  usually termed hustling.  harbor facilities on the Fraser River  will shortly be resumed by the various  public organizations of the municipality.  Readers will be interested to hear  that the recent tour of Dr. Ernest Hall  and   Rev.   Dr.   Spencer   through   the  Kootenays and on the main line has  been eminently successful.   The cities  visited were Nelson, Cranbrook, Ross-  land, Revelstoke, Kamloops and Mission City.   At several of these places  crowds of men at the theatre meetings  were large.   Many hundreds heard Dr.  Hall's discourses on disease and other  medical matters', illustrated by forcible pictures, so much so that a different condition of things is expected respecting the social evil and drinking  habits.    Nelson  was  stirred  tremendously by the ten meetings held. Ministers and many business men working  unitedly in the movement, but as always: the newspaper of Nelson  Jiad  nothing to say.  Drinkdom and brothel-  dom were exposed and  the electors  exhorted to cast their votes only for  those who do not stand in support of  these two evils.   A large mra's meeting at Cranbrook gave evidence of a  deep interest, while at Ka nloopB, after church hours in the theatre, over  300 men voiced their feeling by the  passing of a resolution tailing upon  the police commissioners   o clean out  the red-light district.    They also appointed a committee to attend to this  business.   Dr. Spencer spoke on temperance   and   general   reform   woi^.  while Dr. Hall gave strong addresses  to women and to men on the' important question that makes for health  and wealth of mind and body.   Thus,  a medical expert and a reformer worked together' to great advantage.   Not  only is there evidence in all our cities  of the need of such efforts, but also  evidence - that  the   sentiment  of  no  liquor bar, no brothel, and no gambling  den, is growing, and the,educational  movement    that    warns    the    public  against supporting men who; stand by  these evils, or in any way promoting  them,  is  having  a beneficial  effect.  Henceforth,  a  man  is  going  to  be  known by his attitude towards these  three evils, and even silence Regarding them will be taken as an indirect  favoring thereof. Dr. Ernest Hall gave  his time and ability to the services of  the local  option  and  moral   reform  movement at sacrifice to himself, and,  as always, to the benefit of lthe country.   There are too few such men in  B. C.  .a    v -s  , : -    - -a -  -, '.   y  ^A*******************4^**4\***44****4*4\^**4******4\****4*******^ *  ��������� Pi   n it  T.  ... FOR. ���������������������������  Christmas  4  4  ���������   4  4 ���������.  4.  V.  4������~  *  *  FOR THE KIDDIES  Dills -      -      25c up  Horse and Cart       -      25c  Rocking Horses      -      25c  Animals that will not break  10c to 50c  Shooting Games - 50c  Bootees and Mitts 25c pr.  Bibbs - 10c to $1.25  Ice Wool Facinators       75c  Hicture Pandkerchiefs, 3 for  10c and    -      y     5c each  For 5c You Can Buy  A box of Sheep, a Trumpet,  a Motor Gar, a Dancing Bear  a Steamboat, etc.  A Big Showing,of Jewellery Novelties at 5c  Stone Set Rings Bracelets,  7        etc., at 5c each.  Just fine for the Kiddies.  Neckwear 25c to 65c  Mufflers   30c & 35c  Gloves  Fancy Braces  Initial Handk'chiefs  Armlets  Cuff Links  Stick Pins  Tie:Clips  Sox  FOR THF LADIES  Fancy Lace Edge Handkerchiefs, special value at 10c  Embroidered, Hemstitched  Handkerchiefs at    -   15c  Exceptional value in real  Linen Hand Embroidered  Lace and Embroidered  Edge at      -      -      25c  Large assortment of other  kinds equally good value  at -      35c, 50c, 75c  7. ''���������'���������'        &- :���������.������������������'���������  Hemstitched Handkerchiefs  6 for   -      ?. _   -      25c  Neckwear, Table Covers,  Cushions, Wool Shawls,  from      -      75c to $2.25  Umbrellas, Furs, etc. etc.  I  >*'���������  *  *  MARK C. GILCHRIST  1744 Park Drive  Orandview  fc*������.M"H"H������K "i H11 m 111 n u m n n t n t tt m m n 11111 ** ***<���������************���������  THE DECEMBER ROD AND GUN.  Full of winter flavor and reminiscent of the time of year is the December (Christmas) number of Rod and  Gun in Canada, published by W. J.  Taylor, Limited, Woodstock, Ont.  "Feeding Prairie Chickens in Winter"  is a story which every lover of the  Wild and the things of the Wild will  peruse with the keenest pleasure. It  shows in every.line how much real  gratification' can be obtained from a  little attention to the wants of the  birds during the winter weather and  how observations, laying up a store of  pleasant- memories, can -beobtainedr  the minimum of trouble giving the  maximum reward. "Lost in a Manitoba Blizzard," "Aqj.tnal Sanctuaries in  Labrador" and the "Literature of Angling" show the wide interest created  by this number and illustrate the manner in which sportsmen of the most  varied tastes are catered to. These  papers can_all be read by the general  reader with both pleasure, and profit  and the work done in this way for  Canada is not to be measured by the  fact that primarily the magazine appeals to/sportsmen. Theer are plenty  of sporting articles from seal hunting  to bear hunting, including that most  strenuous sport of - all ��������� mountain  climbing. A fine Christmas present is  a subscription to Canada's leading  sportsman's magazine.  South Hill School was closed dn  Tuesday by order of the medical officer of-health, some fifty cases of  measles having developed  in a mild  U V . :i  form.  This -epidemic -will interfere with  some of the entertainments arranged  in connection Avith the breaking up  for Xmas holidays.  The Central Park Rangers' Football  Club defeated the Royal Bank at Carlton School grounds last Saturday, by  a score of 4 to 1.  An evening treat for the youngsters  will be conducted by Mr. Francis Bursill at the Institute, Collingwood, on  Dec. 27th.  ������������^..I..il.tl.t..|.'.t..|.i.|..t..i..i..i..tMt���������t.,i..}..i���������r,������.|, **.******.i,i.,i*.i,.v.},.i,.i,,imi,i,i,,i,**9*  Don't Let a Good \.  Thing Get Away ;���������  From You  - You have the opportunity '.!  of getting a prize Quick ;;  Meal Range, and set of ���������-  small _ utensils, suitable for !I  present for children, valued ; ;  at $25.00,  Absolutely Without Cost  You buy anything worth ;  one dollar at our store, in '���������!  any  line, and  you get a ::  coupon, numbered.   These are drawn for on, Dec. 23rd, at ',',  , 10 o'clock p. m.   You may have the lucky number.  1 VERY-SUITABLE FOR XMAS GIFTS  IXL Cutlery, in Sets and separate Scissors  Aluminum Goods C^    , Pocket Knives  .   Nickle Plated Ware   ~ Safe?y Razors ! ���������  Carpet Sweepers Strops  We have the Complete Thing in Boys' Tools.  ?   We have Adjustable Mirrors, just tbe thin* for Xmas Gifts for Mea  '���������  The ABERGROMBIE HARDWARE CO., Ltd.  Phonos Seymour 3828 781 Oranvlllo Sim  < ���������  4"l-t"1"i"������-l-l-*****rl************  ***-i*****-***^***-***>9*******  Sanitary Market j!  2313 MAIN STREET, Near Broadway ::  THE PLACE  Everyone Should Do Their Trading  WHV! WHY! WHY!!:  BECAUSE  ;;   We have the Goods, Quality and Prices within reach ���������������  Sp6CI9) IDF XlJKJS j PucM, Chickens, 2ftfe35cH.   :  : I Also Crabs, Lobsters, Oysters, Shrimps, Rabbits ::  Do sot forget tbe Tnrkoy Qontemt now on, one chance wit* every '  purchase, Drawing Saturday, Pec. 3rd, 8 p. ra. r  No Credit.        No Delivery.        Strictly Cash. ���������;  ''      We give you the benefit of all expense of delivery and book-keeping     * >  Thht ia an INDtPUiOEhT Market  ******************���������>******* ***********H************l>-  Special Sale ol Groceries  At Unusually Low Prices During December  WE HAVE A LARGE STOCK OP EVERYTHING   YOU   NEED   AT   CHRISTMAS.  Special prloom on Jap Orangee*  Cochrane & Elliott  Phone: F'mont 761      Cor. i5th & WestminsterR K  The Royal Floral Oo.  PBONE: Fairmont 1216 105 Broadway East  Order Xmas Holly NOW!  BEST BERRIED HOLLY, 65c to 75c.    Holly Wreaths 50c to $3.00  CEDAR ROPING, 3c per foot.  MISLETOE.  XMAS TREES, from 25c to $1.00.  Brass Vases, Brass and Copper Jardiniere and Fern Dishes  A goood Assortment of CUT FLOWERS  and POT  PLANTS  always   on   hand.  tn n tn i n 11 m 11:;:: 11 ihhm Hit in i win n m t������  ... FOR...  Last Thursday evening a fire call  from Twenty-third avenue resulted in  the arrival of Chief Jordan in 12J,������  minutes from the hall on Wilson road.  The No. 4 brigade had the fire well  under control on his arrival. Considering the state of the roads, the chief  may be congratulated on his speed.  . ions  I Telephone  I Fairmont 514  I     Always Prompt, Always Accurate  I J. R. DARLING, llth Ave. & Main St.  X  V  *:  a" <l  ,r:.  ^���������^-W^^^-^^^^^-H-^^^H-^**   ********************!������������������! M|������ ������  THE WESTERN CALL  ��������� ���������I..I..II  ��������� . . . i .���������������������'. Illli i Illllll  Hie Buffalo Grocery  "    KEEPS IN THE LEAD OP  Vancouver's Forward Movement  Fresh Groceries, Fruits,  Vegetables,   Provisions,  Eggs  Butter, Etc.  AT LOWEST PRICES.  Cor. Park Drive and 14th Avenue  J. P. SINCLAIR, Prop.    PHONE* Fairmont 10331  4������44>^44>4ll ||IH������  ...... '���������   ������>m in ii in. tin i ii i  imiiiM>miiMn>iHMiniiii������Miinmtiiiw>ni  Oscar Kidd  PRACTICAL HORSESHOER  Special attention given to Lame  and Interfering Horses.  9*m*%m\St"'m" PRINCE   EDWARD  STREET  4 ������������������ I *l 111M 111111 IU UHIt   *i IU 11I1 M 11* I H1H It 11 If  I For Rent^Warehouse  *  50x50 ft. on lot 50x120 to lane. Well  located: trackage convenient; 28 Front  Street, East.     Building, in excellent  $ condition.     Apply  Belyea & Son  ::   1555 MAIN STREET   d15   TEL. Fairmont 9g3 |  ^,19***********************   *********************4***4  .   4  '7*.  ������������������I lilt mW������������������***0������fr������M������������  ii S3KP1 _ THE DON     *E5Sw&r*  \ 510 The Convenient Store &> SALTER^ ;;  4 >~ No Fuss or Palaver, but Strict Attention to Business and a Quick Service  4   4 ���������  ���������'  '  '7,   HhMOIamm Ohooolatoa. Oaadles and Table Frultm '-'-  . i ���������������  Ask to see our XMAS POST CARDS from 15o a dozen.  Milk, Cream, Buttermilk and Butter Fresh Daily.  Agents for Woman's Bakery Bread and Confectionery.  h. 8-Hot Winter Orlmka now Served.  :: 2040 MMIN STR. Olome to 11th *ve.  44************************ **************************  "...W.'.-.l  - -   ���������  ff������������������������������������������****************** 94*****************44*444  THE HOUSE OF WMUP4PEH       i   . ,  Phone: Fairmont 1243  iOAJ^-QrTINTli  Of all Colors ;;  Guaranted the Finest Wall Finish in British Columbia ;;  Large Stock of Wall Paper " ;;  yftyft* Fairmont 1243   At ROSS,   146 Broadway, ftst ::  44444444***************** 444***************444*****  44j44**4W,<Wl*J l********^^  mwmmmmhmmm *  THEN THE  Western Methodist Recorder  y (Published Monthly)      -  yls almost indespensible to. you.  No other medium will give you such general and  y such    satisfactory   information   about   Methodist.  activity in this great growing province.   Whether  a Methodist or not you are interested in Methodist  movement   Send your subscription to  $ laoager Methodist-Recorder P.& P.Co.,Ltd.   ���������  ���������   Victoria, B.C. ::  SUOO   '   One Year  4 ���������������i-t-4|"l-l'{^^4''H^^-I~X������������>������X������������:'^">v0-:***K^^*������M''M^H''H^M4**4������H4:  OUR ENGLISH BIBLE.  The tercentenary, anniversary of the  translation of the Bible into the English language is bringing the story of  the Bible and its history into universal thought. There is no book which  has had such an influence upon the  world, and no book of which so many  copies are' being sold. A hundred  years ago Thomas Paine, the author  of "The Age of Reason," said that in  fifty years from that time, if any person wanted to see a Bible it would be  necessary for him to go to a museum  to find one. But the sale of the Bible  has increased with each passing year  until in 1910 the American Bible Society alone sold 2,826,831 copies of the  Scriptures, and if you want to see a  copy of Paine's book, you would have  to search in a museum.  The sixty-six books of which it is  composed, written by from forty to  fifty persons during a period of 1,600  years, remains the most wonderful  compilation ever made. As Coleridge  truly said, "I know the Bible is inspired, because it inspires me."  Preservation.  The preservation of the book  through the centuries is one of the  proofs of its divinity. It was written,  of course, on papyrus or skin, and the  original manuscripts are all lost, or  destroyed. Then the book has been  hated, fought, burned, buried, railed  against, hidden and cursed; everything that man or devil could do to  destroy it and its influence has been  done; but still it lives, and lives again.  The oldest manuscript of the book is  probably the Vatican in the library at  Rome, dating from about the year 325  or 350. The most interesting is the  Sinaitic, in St Petersburg, Russia,  saved, as it was, by Tischendorf in  1844, as .the monks were about to use  it for kindling the convent flreis. The  Alexandrian manuscript in the British'  museum, London, is the other most  valuable, a volume the'writer had the  pleasure of seeing about a year- ago.  There are nearly 2,000 other manuscripts of a part or the whole of the  Bible that are in existence, and these  all bear witness of the tremendous  hold and interest the book has had for  the human race.  y;>    v Translations.  The most of the Old Testament was  written in the Hebrew language, and  everyone knows that the language is  usually written without voweL signs.  The J?ew Testament was written  mostly in the Greek language. It is a  very-striking fact that shortly after  the Bible was completed these ^two  languages ceased to be living; spoken  languages. 7Perhaps this has no providential significance; but possibly it  has. A living language is always a  growing language, and a growing language is always a changing language.  The fact ^that Hebrew and Greek practically ceased to be living languages  and, therefore, ceased to be changing  languages-after the Bible was written,  has made it exceedingly easy for  scholars to translate them into other  tongues, and thus-has preserved the  Bible in all its-originality for us. The  various translations of the Bible into  the English language bring to us proof  of the changing growth of the English  tongue. . ^:-y:i- .   .'::.  Good King Alfred, about 890, had  the Lord's Prayer translated Into the  Anglo-Saxon of his day. 7 Here It is;  Hill *���������'������  I  ������"������  .  . 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Reasonable Prices.  ***.tl***********-l-*-t**********^r^V*^^  hym."  About twenty years after the death  of Wycliffe a German lad in Mentz  was amusing himself by cutting his  name in some bark and then arranging the. letters in order until he had  Johann Gensfleisch, or John Goose-  flesh. ���������   :'.���������.'-���������  According to the legend one of the  letters fell into a pot of purple dye and  he snatched it out and let it rest on a  skin to dry. When he picked it up  again he saw the letter "H" on the  skin where the letter had rested. :  - Thirty years afterwards this same  lad, then a man, was running a printing press in Mentz, and in 1450 the  first book printed was a Latin Bible.  In 1525 William Tyndale sent 6,000  printed copies of the New Testament  into England, smuggling them in in  bales of cloth and sacks of flour, determined that "the boy who drives the  plough in England shall know more of  the. Scriptures than the pope does/'.  On Friday, October 6th, 1536, Tyndale  was strangled at the stake and his  body burned, but the Bible was In the  hands of the common people in England, and in the language they could  understand, through his efforts.  Still further changes are noted in  the,.. language, as the following quotation from Luke 2:1-5 shows:  "Hit followed in thoose dayes that  there' wente out a commaundment  from Auguste the Emperour that all  the world shoulde be valued. This  taxynge was first executed when  Syrenus was leftenaunt in Siria. And  every man wente in to his awne shire  toune there to be taxed.  "And Joseph' also ascended from  Galile out of a cite called Nazareth,  unto Jewry, into a cite of David which  is called Bethlehem, because he was  of the housse and linage of David, to  be taxed with Mary his wedded wyfe,  which was with childe."  About 1540 Miles Coyerdale gave to  the English the first complete translation of the Bible following Tyndale's  wording very closely. Some very  'peculiar passages are in this Bible,  still further showing the changes in  language.  "The dove bare an olive lea.fe in her  nebbe."���������-Gens. 8-11. /  "So yt thou shalt not nede to be  afrayed for eny bugges by night."���������  Psa. 91:5. ���������  "Is there no treacle in Gilead?"���������  Jer. 8:22.  "Ther widowes were not looked  vpon in the dailie handveaching."���������  Acts 11:8. ���������;;'     . \.'k:'  "Paul, the rascal of God and the  villain of Jesus Christ.'^���������Titus 1:1.  In those daytr "villain' meant a very  humble servant, while ^'rascal" meant  a most needy person.      v  The change in meaning of words is  further shown by Wycliffe's translation of Gens. 35-22, "Now the brats of  Jacob were twelve." And in 2 Kings  11-12 he makeB Elisha cry;  "My dad, my dad, the cart of Israel  and the horses of it."  King James'Version.  In 1603 King James.'VI., who was  then thirty-seven years old, and had  been king of Scotland for thirty-six  years, became also king of England as  James I., thus uniting the two countries in a union that has not yet been  broken.  Interested in both- religion and  learning,Jie favored the project for a  thoroughi reyisipn^of the English Bible,  "Uren Facler dhis art in heofnas,  Sic gehalged dhin noma,  To cymedh dhin ric,  Sic dhin uuilla sue is In hoefnas^and  in eardho,  Vren hlaf uuirthe -sel vs to daeg, ���������'>  And forgef us scylda urna,      y  0Sue uue forgefan sculdgun vruiti,  And no inleadh vridk in costung al  gefrig yrich from ifle."  If we were suddenly put down  among our forefathers speaking such  a tongue as that, we would never  dream it was English.  Three hundred years later Math.  7:26-27, the story of the foolish man  who built his house upon the sand, appeared thus:  "And aelc thaera the gehyrath thas  mine word and tha ne wyrcth se bith  gelic tham dysigan man tha getim-  brode.. hys hus ofer' sand-ceosel.  "Tha rinde hyt and thaer comun flod  and bleowun windas and ahrnjon on  that hus, and that hus feoli and hys  hryre waes mycel."  ^However, it'��������� was not until the time  of Wycliffe, iri 1384, that the English  people had the Bible in any great  numbers. This devout man toiled  early and late to give the people the  Word of God, and while the writing  was all done by hand, yet so many  copies were made and so carefully  were they prized that one hundred and  seventy copies ot his Bible are still in  existence, after over 500 years.  The continual change in the language is shown in the following quotation of Math. 3:1-3.  "In thilke dayees came Joon BaPtist  prechynge in the desert of Jude, saying. Do ye penaunce: for the kyngdom  of heuecs shall neigh. Forsothe this  is he of whom it is said by Ysaye the  prophete, A voice of a crying in desert, Make ye redy the wayes of the  Lord,"make ye rightful the pathes of  and soon after his coronation a learned committee, of forty-seven of the  most scholarly men in the empire set  about the task.' The ^year 1611 was' a  noted year for many reasons. In that  year Shakespeare wrote' two of his  most noted dramas', Bacon outlined his  greatest book; "Advancement' of  Learning," and the second, coqlny of  Puritans crossed to Holland preparatory to their longer flight across the  seas to the land of the free. But no  event compared in importance to this,  that in that year the committee gave  tp the world what we now know as  the "Authorized" Version of the Bible.  The Bible has done more to spread  and unify the English language than  almost any other book.o  Jones had just run over to see if  Mr. arid Mrs. Blank would go to the  theatre with them. Mrs. Blank was  Borry, but, fortunately, Blank was out.  Probably he was at the club. She  would telephone. The following, conversation ensued: ���������'.',"���������".  "Halloa!    Is this the Club? Is  my husband there? Halloa! Not  these? Sure?^ Well, all right, then;  but hold on. How do <you know? I  haven't even told my name."  "There ain't nobody's husband here  ���������never was," was the wise attendant's  reply.  "I never yet saw a man who talked  like the hero of a story," said Mrs.  Robson. ...__;���������.."'  "Well," replied her huhband, - "I  never saw a woman who looked like  the picture in a 'Ladies' Journal.'"  Alice���������What a rude, boorish fellow  Brown is!  JEthel���������What did he do, dear?  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Addresses '���������'.  50412th Ave. L   136 Alexandra ?'.  OqrrfrM br HolNl A Allra.    .  Circumstances had conspired- to  force her hand. Stanhope, being an  outspoken young man, had made no  secret of bis desperate resolve to rescue Enid, so the newspapers supplied  the remainder of the romance, and  even Lady Margaret herself had contributed to it under the magnetic influence of the hour. '...���������-������������������������������������  It was one thing, however, to be  thrilled with the adventures of the  rock-bound people, but quite another  to figure prominently In . connection  with a social scandal of the first magnitude. She knew Penzance too well  to hope that the incident would sink  into oblivion. Obviously, the matter  could .not rest in its present stage.  She must expect disagreeable disclosures, significant head-shakings of  those who knew little and wanted tp  i know more. All the tea-table artillery of a small town would be focused  on her defensive position were she  loyal to the girl whom her son had  chosen as his helpmate.  This same son, too, after he had re-  covered from the amazement of Mrsr  VanBittart's dramatic departure . and  Brand's: admission, betrayed, a composure that was distinctly irritating.  "You won't mind if we smoke7 mother,'' he said, "The situation requires  iobaccft.      Don't    you feel like that,'  Lady Friend:   "Say, Fred.! was it Beresford of Park  Drive who did that  pair,ting and papering at your house so niceiy?"  Fred:   "Yes, that's so."  Lady Friend:   " Thanks, I shall get him to do ours too."  Special Sale on Tuesday  FOR ARTISTIC  DECORATIONS TO   YOUR HOME    Call    (or FEONE  SEYMOUR 8785)  J. W. BERESFORD, 172s park drive  f..M..|..t..|..t..|..|..t..|..|..t..|..;..|..l..;..I..I..t..;..lM������4^> 4*******4**4*****l I ****** ���������������!���������  ... GO TO THE ... 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I've been expecting a disturbance, but  didn't look for it to-night."  , "Why do you say that, Charlie?"  asked Mr. Traill, rising and stretching  his limbs as a man who testa his bones  after a heavy fall.  "It was hanging around, Just as one  prophesies a storm after an electrical  feeling in the air. Mrs. Vansittart re*  cognized Brand, and made her calculations accordingly. Let ui give her  the credit due to her. Aa soon aa she  discovered him, the marriage project  ���������waB off." _ j  "I had that kind of impression my*  self.  Glad I mentioned It to you, now.",  "Of course you are. I'll bet any rea-'  aonable sum that Mrs. Vansittart intended to leave Penzance to-morrow  as soon as she had made you under*  stand that she could not, under any  circumstances, become my aunt."       j  A ghost of a smile flitted across Mr.;  Traill's, face. His nephew's way ot  putting things was delightfully unequivocal.  "What we are apt to lose sight of,"  continued Pyne, "is the manner in  which Brand received what must have  been a staggering blow. He met his  wife to-night after a separation of  more than twenty years. And how he  took it! When he spoke, it was really  in her behalf. The thing is too amazing. Of course, now that the thunder  ,and lightning have started, the sky  will clear all the sooner."  "Unhappily, such affairs do not arrange themselves so readily!" snapped  Lady Margaret. She was becoming  more angry with each wave of reflection. "Young men like you do not  realize the effect of such���������such unpleasant' exposures on family life.  How will the early history of her parents affect the future of Constance  Brand?   As for the other girl���������'  Her ladyship threw up her hands in  helpless abandonment. To her mind,  the adoption of poor Enid, the sea*  waif, assumed a darker appearance  now that Brand's matrimonial adventures revealed sinister features.  Jack Stanhope caught her by the  shoulder.  "Mother," he cried, "before you say j  another word let me tell you some- j  thing you ought to know.   Enid is Mr.  Traill's daughter!" j  ��������� Now this good woman loved her son  dearly. All her thoughts were of him  and for him. Her look of blank incredulity yielded, to the confirmation  she saw writ on all three faces.  ' J lean while Brand and the sorrow-  *cen girls, ushered by obsequious servants to the entrance-hall, were constrained to comfort themselves with  true British phlegm in view of-the interest caused by their appearance.    '  The hour was-not late, about half-  past nine. Even whilst the hall porter  was summoning a cab the news  spread, within and without that the  lighthouse-keeper and his daughters,  whose exploits filled the minus of all  men,-were standing near the door.  Several people; complete strangers,  came to them and offered warm congratulations. A smart journalist  pressed forward and wove his own  complimentary utterances into an interview. A crowd gathered quickly on  the pavement. Policemen, those mar-  shalls of every English demonstration,  cleared a path for tbem through the  throng. So; with smiling words on  their lips and anguiBh in their hearts,  they made a triumphal exit. How  little could, the friendly enthusiasts  who cheered them realize that these  three had been atrophied by the  deadly malevolence of fate in the very  hour when a great achievement had  ended happily.  Enid suffered almost as keenly aa  Brand and his daughter. Their joys  and sorrows were hers. "The startling  nature of Brand'B avowal rendered It  difficult Ior either Enid or Constance  to piece together certain fragmentary  memories of .Mrs. Vansittarfs odd behavior during her enforced sojourn on  the rock. So thoroughly had she shattered those dimly outlined impressions  by the quietly vivacious charm Of her  manner at dinner that they both experienced a jumble of sensations. A  terrified woman, In wet ..and torn  clothing,, cowering in the gaunt interior pf.a stcrm-girt lighthouse, is a very  different being, when'attired; In expensive garments and surrounded by the  luxuries of a first-class hotel.  It'wasa relief to drive to their cot*  tageiin. silence* yet, bo easily moulded  is, our human clay, it was a greater  relief when the tension of the noisy  rattle of the cab was relaxed, It cost  some effort to assure Mrs. Sheppard,  a buxom, motherly soul of Bixty or  vU.vnuouls, that they could not posy  iibly eat any supper.' The effort was  forthcoming. They pleaded weariness,  arid at last they w������re alone...  Constance knelt by her father's side  when he dropped listlessly into the  armchair placed in his accustomed  corner.  "Now, dad," she said, bravely unemotional, "there will be no more tears.  Tell me all that I ought to-know."  Enid drew a hassock to his feet and  seated herself there, clasping her  hands about her knees.  "Whatever she did I am sorry foi  her," said the girl decisively. "And  she-cannot have been a really bad  woman, dad, or you would not have  loved her once."  Brand sighed deeply. His strong  will had deserted him for a little  while. He shrank from the ordeal be  fore him. Why should he be called on  to sully the mirror of his daughter's  innocence by revealing to ber the die-  grace of her mother?  Constance caught something of tbe  dread in his soul.  "Don't tell me if it hurts'you, dad!  I am content to bear more than I have  borne .to-night if it lessens your sufferings," she whispered.  He 'placed an arm around each ol  them.  "It Is God's will," be said; "that 1  should have to. face many trials at a  period when I expected nothing bul  some few years of quiet happiness."  "Nothing in this world can part' ui  from you," said Constance.  "Oh, nothing," agreed Enid solemnly nestling closer. Her- earnestness  was helpful.    He smiled wistfully.  ���������  "You forget, Enid, that there is ���������  grave chance of you, at any rate,  leaving me for another," he said.  She blushed.  "That is the worst ot girls gettinf  married;" she protested. -'They ar������  supposed to be delighted because thej  are going to live with strange people.  Girls who are of that mind.cannot be  happy at home. If I thought that be  ing married to Jack Implied separation  from.you and Constance���������"  "You would give bim up and wees  your eyes out." He pressed her pouting lips together as he went on:  "Now, my dear ones, I wish both ol  Brand stroked the' weeping girlV  aair.  "One does not cry, little one, when,  me is suddenly endowed witb K  ���������vealthy and distinguished relative.!  .Vow, I did not spring this revelation,  )n you without a motive. If a clear-'  ige has to come let us, at IeaBt, face,  jvery consideration. Providence, by.  nscrutable decree, ordained that my  wife and I should meet after twenty*  jne .years. That cannot have been a.  purposeless meeting. In my careless'  youth, when I assigned all things  :heir scientific place, I have scoffed,  at presentiments and vague portents:  }f coining evils. I retract the immature judgment then formed. During'  the height of the hurricane, when Ij  [eared the very lantern would be  hurled into the sea, I was vouchsafed;  & spiritual warning. I could not read!  Its Import. These things baffle a,  man, especially one whose mind leans!  toward   materialism. "E^. S  (Continued Next Week.)  ADELA  GROCERY  rSTORE  T        Importamt  To Pit rent s  If your child suffers from some  chronic trouble, earache, fits, St.   1  Vitus' dance, paralysis, headache,  stammering, nervousness, or any x  other   ailment���������there is a cauBe.  The cause is pressure on nerves.  Chiropractic   Spinal  Adjustments  will remove the pressure, and then4*  the trouble will vanish and your  child will get strong and healthy.  Chiropractic is tbe most accurate 7  method of removing the cause of  disease.   Maybe you need adjust- "  ments yourself.   Anyway, call In  and  ask  for   free  booklet    No  charge for Consultation.    Hours:  1:30 to 5:30 p. m.  ERNEST SHAW, D.C.  (Doctor of Chiropractic)  250 Twenty-second Ave. E., close  to   Main   8t.  Take Davie car to Twenty-second.  Ty  '1- >'���������  ���������    *-     A  Christmas Goods  Of all kinds. Quality the Best.  Scotch Short-bread.   Try our Teas and  yqji will be pleased.  WEBSTER  BROS.  Cor. Fraser Ave. W. & Westminster Rd.  >j   ' .  French  Fashionable  DRESS  MAKER  Evening Dresses a Specialty  Popular Prices -  Cor. Broadway and Quebec Stmt  2030 Quebec St.  if i������o������Biitfwu������n>B>n<wp>wisja���������it*  PROF. COWAN I  EXPERT TEACHER of Violin, Mandolin,   Guitar,  Banjo,  Authoharp. and  Zither..  Twenty Private Lessons   -   $7.00  No Class Lessons  Musicians supplies of every description.  COWAN'S UP-TO-DATE MUSIC STORE  2315 Westminster Avenue near 7th ,  ������WMMIieie(WIWMMWMMSMIIlw4  PHONE: Fail  I M4  HILLCREST P. 0. BOX 15  YOUNQ & YOUNG  ��������� PLUMBING and STEAMFITTING; HOT WATER        : j  HEATING and STOVE CONNECTIONS;  GENERAL REPAIRS.  First-class work guaranteed. - -^  ���������������������������  : estimates Given        .   COR. 2|st and WESTMINSTER ATE  '������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ 4****4***********4444444  Phone Fairmont 045     Always in Mt. Pleasant.  Jelly's Express  and Baggage Transfer  Stand���������Main and Broadway y  Phono - Fairmont 045  1: fei.7  She burst into tears,    y  "Apparently I am the last person to  be taken into anybody's confidence,'  she sobbed. j  "Madam," said Mr. Traill, bending  over her, "in this instance, at least,  you have no cause to feel aggrieved.  Neither the giri herself, nor her sister by adoption, nor Mrs. Vansittart,  to whom, until the past half-hour, I  considered myself to be engaged, is  aware of the undoubted fact which  your son has just told you. Let me say  that I, as her father, am proud to  think she has won the affections of  such a man as Stanhope. There is no  reason why you, his mother, should  not be equally satisfied with the pedigree and prospects of my daughter."  His calm assumption of a rank  equal if not superior to her own was  convincing to a woman of her tempera-1  ment Assuredly that evening was a  memorable one to her ladyship. The  repose of Vere de Vere was rudely  shocked for once. Nevertheless, the  knowledge that her lifelong ambition  had been realized in a way little  dreamed of by any of those most concerned was-in itself consoling. Mr.  Traill, quite unconsciously, loomed  large in the social eye of Penzance,  and the widowed lady had not been so  long withdrawn from the wealth-worshiping world of London as to be  wholly unleavened with the worship  of the golden calf.  So it was with quickened interest  that she set herself to listen to the  story of Enid's parentage, and, if her  fear of local gossip-mongers shrank as  her perception of Enid's real social  position increased, much may be for  given to the motherly sentiment thai  no wife can be too good for an excel  lent aon.  you to be prepared for very unexpected changes. Two- most important  events in your lives have taken placi  within a few hours. Constance, if you  saw your mother to-night, Enid also  saw her father. I have known for two  days that Enid's father is Mr. Traill.''  For an instant, it must be confessed,  Constance and Enid alike feared thai  the mental and physical strain he had  undergone had temporarily deranged  him. It was not sheer Incredulity bul  real terror he saw in their eyes. Some  how, their self-effacement in his be  half touched him more keenly than  anything else had done during this  troubled period.  He bowed his head. A strong man  In agony cannot, endure the scrutiny  of loving eyes.  "Enid," he said brokenly, "my wordi  to you must be few. Good fortune  needs but slight explanation. Tin  proofs of my statement I do not pos  sees, but Mr. Traill's letter to m������  could not have been written by such i  man if he were not sure of his facts.  Here it is.   Read it aloud."  He handed her her father's plain  spoken communication. Constance  Incapable of deeper depths.of amaze  ment than those now probed, looked  over her sister's shoulder. Togethei  they deciphered the somewhat diffi'  cult handwriting qf a man whose chiel;  task for years had been to sign hit  name. i  This drawback was good In Its re!  suit. They persevered steadily to th������!  end. Then Enid, the comforter, broke j  down herself. l^flH  "It cannot be true, dad," she cried  "I have been one of your daughters al  my life. Why should I be taken front  you now?" -  "I believe it is quite true," sail  Brand quietly and the need there wai  to coi.3ole her was beneficial to him  self. "Mr. Traill speaks of proofs  You have met him. I exchanged bare  ly a word,, a glance, with him, but i  is not believable that he would mak<  these solemn statements without tht  most undeniable testimony."  "Indeed, Enid," murmured Con  stance, "it sounds like the truth, els������  he would never have spoken so defi  nitely of my father's claim on you:  affectipins^ ^_. 7^.11. .-���������..  ���������������������������  Oodor New Management  Meals  -   20cI  B. C. Cafe  Meal Ticket $3.75  Short Orders a Specialty.  The most Up-to-daterplace to eat on the Hill.  All home cooking.   Quick service.  2611 MAIN STREET  S. ON1SH1. Prop.  ''������������������������������������i4V'S4HHH94HMMHV4WvM4nBB4HPfMBHHHP  ���������!��������� ���������!��������� ������������������������ ������������������������ ���������!��������� ���������!��������� 8-'��������������� ��������� ������������������������ ������������������������ -t-g--t--t-���������!��������� -S-a-���������!��������� ���������?���������������!��������� -t-������������������������ ���������������   ���������!��������� 'H-.|..;. .{..i.������������������������ ;��������� "t- !��������� .|. ���������;.���������!��������� !��������� !��������� ���������!��������� ���������;. t- <��������� .|..l. ���������!��������� ���������!��������� .g-.������  Thee is Only One  AND WE HAVE IT  No'one else can honestly offer  you the genuine Semi-ready  Tailoring- for the makers give  us   the  exclusive  sale  here.  Semi=Ready Tialoirrig  THOMAS & McBAIN        519 GRANVILi E ST. I  ****m^~**************i*te.l**���������* t >������w^liMi^i^4. THE WESTERN CALL.  v  ^^^^.i^. 44t.r.t..i..^.A..^.^..ft.^..4..|..^.|r.4..ti.|f.������.4i,t.^a.^i^..t.4t.i.4ir4a..a..t..a4'a4������t' ���������������!������������������!���������!���������'!i������iti.ai.4.4^i ^m-1 *i  Christmas  Jewellery  Our stock is overflowing with beautiful articles, all suitable for Christmas  presents.  | Sparkling Cut Glass  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  Silverware  OF THE LATEST DESIGNS  English Oak Butter Dishes, Biscuit  Barrels amd Tea Trays.   Our Special  ;; Cut Glass Berry Bowl at $4.50  Is a marvel of value and makes a  handsome gift.  Geo. G. Bigger  Jeweller & Diamond Specialist  il 143 Hastings Steet, W.  **********4***************     A*'.********************1*  **  Agents BEiRY BROS,  612 Hastings Street E.  Repairs and Overhauling ��������� Specialty  m cuss [MnioN������yv.yy  m nw n iims ijn*w$ nr umm ���������? Hmm wm       Table   Fruits.  MT* PEASANT CONFECTIONERY, 2440 Main St  Mirror*, Wall Paper, Leather,  ettee, etc., just arrived.    - ,  NEAT PICTURE FRAMING  Horry Jib* 0������iv##l* mme mlmtrn 91r���������1  Hew Stock ������fPtetiuw������n4FnuiMs suitable for Xnu* Prwenta. Gompaxe our prices witb   city ynem.   i CITY MB  L  ^HMMflMMltllltmi   ���������������$$tM������'MttlMt������ftt������t������tt'  [SMYTH'S   BAKERYj  GRANDVIEW'S BEST FOB  -   - Genuine Home Made Bread  c    Pastries, Cakes and Christmas Cake  WTDPOWSON'S TEA  ���������  Purity, Cleanlinen and Sanitation are marked features. j  J605 PARK DRIVE  >4H **%>***>*' t M II H H IM M I   '��������� ������IIHMMMIH������i  ���������������������������Mlt������������fflll������l������tf������������Htt������������l������>*������������'������������>tt������>������ltt>H������t������HI;>  HANKING THE PEOPLE  for their Patronage in the  Past and wishing them a  Merry Christmas and a  Prosperous New Year  I Am Sincerely Yours  *  W. R. OWEN  Phone Fairmont 447  |   2337 Main Street  ? ��������� * 1 ������������������!' 4*4***4*********4***v**4*4*4***4*  SCHOOL TRUSTEE.  C. N. Haney, M. A., School Trustee Candidate,  is eminently qualified by nature and education  for this responsible position. He is substantially  a self-made man and not spoiled in the making.  Left to his own resources in early life, he, with  commendable ambition and characteristic perseverance and great success, applied himself to the  acquisition of knowledge. He is a graduate of  Mount Allison University, Saekville, N. B., from  which he received the degree of B. A. in-1887.  and M. A. in 1897. He has devoted one year to  the L.L. D. course in Dalhousie University from  which he will finally receive this much .coveted  title.  During his thirteen years residence in Vancouver, Mr. Haney has given large attention to educational matters and is thoroughly posted on all details of school work. Having been a school teacher himself and a student, who surmounted many  difficulties in the pursuit of knowledge he - is a  desirable man for the position in question. See  his platform and measure its planks. His election would add strength to the board.  AGAIN A CANDIDATE FOR SCHOOL  TRUSTEE.  Among those seeking re-election to the School  Board is Mr. W. E. Flummerfelt, who has very  ably and well served.for some two terms. This  and a former year Mr. Flummerfelt served as  chairman of the Building and Grounds, and also  the Finance Committee. Last year he was chairman of the Board, in which capacity lie too, served well. Not only is he greatly interested in the  buildings and grounds, but also manifests a keen  interest in the work of the schoolroom where he  is a constant visitor.  Mr. Flummerfelt before coming to the city,  where he has resided,.somefifteen years, filled  the positions of teacher and trustee.  This gentleman has recognition beyond our  City Board as he, at the recent Trustee Convention was unanimously chosen President of the Association for the Province. No doubt but that the  electorate will assure themselves continuous service on this important board.  PARK COMMISSIONER  Geo. M. Endacott, Park Commissioner Candidate, is oue of Vancouver's promising men. During his eight years' residence here he has interested himself in. the things that contribute to the  city's life, attractiveness and permanent growth.  Elsewhere in this paper may be seen his platform  which will commend itself to all votors who have  the future, pf Vancouver at heart.  Tlie "City Beautiful" is one of Mr. Endacott's  favorite hobbies. For this he is to be commended  since >��������� the caesthetic in city building becomes a  "potent factor, in social, educational and commercial development. Men of .fine "tastes, strength  and wealth naturally gravitate to centres of beauty  and refinement and thus materially contribute to  the permanent growth of said centres.  Mr. Endacott, if elected, will be prepared to  support W.7R. Owen's progressive policy of general, improvement giving large attention to the  outlying, sections in furnishing and improving  playgrounds and parks for (children whose outdoor life is almost wholly overlooked. Examine  his platform and decide as to his election.  CAR SERVICE.  Vancouver, B. C., December 12th, 1911.  To the Editor:  ���������In the matter of the comparisons in car services  whieh the B. C. E. Ity. hold up to the people of  Vancouver, if I am not imposing, I would like to  poinj out in this matter that the figures are somewhat misleading.  If .we take the question of population, we find  that the Company have used the census figures of  the City proper and they do not allow for the fact  that a large body of people living in the outlying  districts such as South Vancouver, Point Grey,  Burnaby, Hastings Townsite; I think we might  also include a considerable number from the  neighboring cities of New Westminster aud North  Vancouver, who have their business in Vancouver  and are entitled to be included in the figures  quoted.  There are also several intcrurban lines which  are fed from the eity cars, and their rush hours  are such as to further discredit the comparison.  Then the question of the mileage of tlie routes  should be taken into consideration and the number of the trips made on eaeh line, as it really is  not a question of how many cars, but a question  of how often cars pass a given point going to a  certain district.  When we consider the fact that False Creek  makes some of our lines of a necessity longer than  would be otherwise advisable and also the fact  that the Davie street car service, one of the most  important in the City, makes part of its trip outside the part of the City the Company quote in  their figures for the census, then we can see that  we are not getting the favorable comparison that  they quote.  . There is another comparison that I would like  to see made and that is the hours' service per ear  per thousand of population as I am satisfied that  after the hour of 11 p.m. any other city in Canada  has the advantage of Vancouver.  If it is a matter of comparison then" the  main  -figures for such have not been touched on.   Seeing that the Company have started the compari-  . son why not have them complete the same.  Yours,  A. S. g.  ACCOMMODATION TO BE PROVIDED  FOR OLD FOLKS.  Through the energetic efforts of Aid. Williamson the indigent aged of this city are to  be provided with comfortable quarters. Aid.  Williamson advises us that he has succeeded,  in securing from the Provincial Government  consent to purchase from them any portion  of an eighteen-acre block at the corner of  Union street and Boundary Road.  For many years the destitute aged of this  city have been housed in the old hospital  buildings which are far from suitable, but  with the large tract of land which has been  secured for this purpose, the city will -be  able to provide splendid accommodation for  these unfortunate old people. The price sug-,  gested is $2,000.00 per acre, whieh is a most  reasonable figure and much credit is due to  Aid. Williamson for briuging to a successful  issue this most difficult problem which has  been agitating the public mind for so many  years. ^'  Ml COTTAGE Ai  SOUTH VANCOU VER  Numerous burglaries are reported  recently in the neighborhood ot Fraser  and Main streets. One evening last  week whilst the police were watching  on Twenty-fifth avenue and Fraser  street (having been notified of a suspicious character being in that district), the store of I. t Fitzpatrtck at  the other end of Twenty-fifth avenue  on Main^street _was broken, into. .and.  goods and cash stolen.  The Cedar Cottage fire brigade,  known as the "Flying Squad," ���������held  their first annual ball at the Marfew  Hall on Thursday. 21st inst.,. when a  large company enjoyed themselves to  the excellent music provided by. the  Central Park band.  The scholars of the Lord Selkirk  School, Cedar Cottage, gave an excellent concert at Marfew Hall on Wednesday, in aid of tbe funds for' providing a school library.  A halt has been called to await the  report of Mr. H. H. Stevens. M.P., as  to the result of his negotiations at Ottawa. This is expected now in the  course of the next few days.  The members of the Knight Road  Improvement Association, at their last  meeting endorsed the candidature of:  Mr. R. C. Hodgson for reeve, and also i  supported Mr. McNeish for councillor i  for Ward Two. j  South Vancouver senior league foot-1  bailers  gave  a very  successful  concert at the new municipal hall on Friday, Mayor Taylor presiding.  A Christmas dance is announced for  Dec. 26th at St. Mary's Parish Hall.  The sirens for use in the fire halls  of the municipality have now arrived  and are being installed,  j The Board of Trade held a most  successful smoker social on Wednesday last week, the speeches and refreshments being equally enjoyable.  A meeting was held on Monday at  Bingay Hall, Central Park, when it  was decided to form a local lodge of  Odd Fellows. Mr. F. S. Squires presided and Messrs. Bell-Smith, T. Jones,  G. W. Taylor, R. C. Smith, V. Nicholson and C. Hutton were appointed a  committee on organization.  B. C. E.Ry. fares and other grievances  was again to tbe front. A letter was  read from Mr. U.. Goddard, the well-  known real estate agent, protesting  against the uselessness ot the present  service on account of high rates', slow  service and the requirement of two  transfers in going to or from tbe city.  Councillor Dickinson stated he had  already taken up. this question with  Mr. Roosevelt of the B. C. E. Ry.. who  bad promised to give the matter his  attention.  A deputation of volunteer firemen  from Wards 1, 2 and 4. attended to  submit _ _numerous_ j$comuendations  for improvements which they considered necessary.  Boots, badges, coats and helmets  were amongst the list, .but Reeve  Pound advanced the plea of poverty,  explaining that the present fire halls  and equipment had been paid for out  of the general revenue.  Lew Jim and other Chinese property  owners gave notice by letter o ftheir  intention to take legal steps to stop  the tram line extension on. Main  street. Thlsrwas referred tb the solicitors.-    u "  Mr. Fleming was appointed assistant  in the office of the health inspector.  2STH DECEMBER.  At the meeting of the Council last  Saturday  the old well-worn  topic  of  According to many authorities,  Christmas was ' not generally recognized' as a time for celebration until  the fifth century, as previous to that  time the usage in general was to celebrate the death of remarkable personages rather than their birth. Although  many ancient writers have made ambiguous references to December 25th  as the birthday of our Lord, no certain information exists, and it was  during the fifth century (about 440  A.D.) that the western church ordered  it to be celebrated forever on the day  of the old feast of the birth of Sol.  The 25th December was a holiday  in Great Britain long before the conversion to Christianity. Bede relates  that, "The ancient peoples of the  angli began the year on the 25th December, -when we now celebrate the  birth of the Lord; and the very night  which is now so holy to us, they called  in their tongue modranicht (modra  nicht) that is mothers' night."'  In the seventeenth century the Pur  itans forbad any' merriment or religious services on Christmas Day on  the ground that it was a heathen festi-  val." Charles II. revived the feast, but  the Scots adhered to the Puritan view;  and at tbe present time business is  commonly suspended in England, the  United States and other countries, but  in Scotland this is only partly the  case.  The custom of giving presents at  Christmas Is derived from tbe ancient  heathen, but outside Teutonic countries this custom is unknown. The  Christmas tree-has been.traced back  to the Romans, but the tending of  Christmas cards and greetings has  sprung up within the last fifty years.  The .term Christmas box is derived  from the days of the church when  boxes were placed in the church for  the reception of - offerings. _ These  boxes were opened by the priest on  Christmas day and their contents distributed on the morrow.  LOWED I CO.  Home Specialists."  2343 Main Street  PHONE :   FAIRMONT Wls  READ LOUGHEED  &  CO.'S  LIST  BORDER TAILORS  First Glass Ladies' and Gents' Tailor  Best Workmanship Guaranteed  Repairing a Specialty  J S.STBTT Pun cor.CMMMfctoisi.������id  #��������� * iuwl If WTvf. sth Av*., Cedar Cottage  Sand a CM and Our Reprawntativa will Call  <Jht ������fttflim*s  <&mtmgs  E.C0LUNGW08D PEOPLE  FROM THE  Pioneer Dry Goods Store  Joyce Rd.,' Collingwood E.  We carry a  complete  line  of  Ladies, Gents'  and  Children's   Wares  Good Range of Children's Toys  and other Seasonable Goods suitable for Presents  Why Pay Car Tare to the City  $750 CASH MAKES FIRST PAY>  ment on a fine seven-room home on  Eighteenth avenue in the choice C.  P. R. property near Ontario street;  seven rooms and basement, cement  foundation, furnace, laundry tubs;  large kitchen and pantry, with outside air shaft; den off diningroom;  fireplace in dining-room; large bay  window" in parlor "archway between  parlor, and hall; hidden staircase;  three large bedrooms and the very  best .bath and toilet separate. You  must see this home in order to appreciate it. Price is only $5500;  $700 cash, balance arranged to suit  purchaser. This is good for a few"  days only. Make an appointment  for to-day.   Keys at our office.   85-57  NINETEENTH AVENUE CORNER���������  A flne eight-room-residence in tbe  best part of the C. P. R. property.  This house must be Been to be appreciated. It has many advantages  and conveniences you wiil And In  more' expensive homes, hot water  heat. The price is extremely low'  for such a fine home. Only $$300;  $1000 cash, balance arranged to suit  purchaser. Owner has deed and  will trade for good building lot We  wouid like to show you this house.  6. L. 301���������9700 CA8H FOR A MOO*  ern 7-room semi-bungalow on 20th  ave., half block from Main St; this  ia Just completed and ls a beauty;  furnace, fireplace and modern In  every way. Price $4950; $700 cash;  balance about $35 per month. Call  at 262 26th Ave. east.  EIGHTH AVENUE���������33 FEET NEAR  Bridge with a fully modern 6-rbom  house, besides attic. This ls cheap  at $5500, but it can be bought- for  $5000; $1000 cash, balance easy; ���������;  SIXTEENTH AVENUE���������50 FEET  near Columbia for $5000. This Is  cheap. Buy now and make a big  profit before spring.  $20C CA8H   AND  $17  PER  MONTH     "  will buy a fine 33-foot lot on Tweh-. .  ty-second avenue and John street '  Call on us about it right away.  $250   CASH    WILL. MAKE    FIRST  payment on a 5-room bungalow near  Main street; 2 bedrooms; full size"  basement;  lot 39x100 ft. to lane;  lot is fenced;   lawn  and flowers;  -   chicken house and barn for horse.  . Price $2500; $250 cash, balance $25  per month, interest at 6 per cent  This is a. snap. Will trade for a  good building lot. B87-1  $400 CA3H MAKES FIRST PAY-  ment on. a strictly modern 5-room  .   bungalow on 24th avenue, near Fraser avenue car line; basement with   17  cement floor.    Price   $2,800;   $400  cash, balance $25 per month,- including interest. B210-1  $3300���������LARGE    DOUBLE    CORNIER    <'  on  Nineteenth  avenue' and  John  street.    Third   cash,   balance   arranged.     This   is   the   cheapest  double comer in D. L. 301.   B179-5  ���������16QO-90.FOOT CORNIER ON  17TH  avenue, one block from car.  This it  the cheapest 50-foot corner in tb������? v  city; $700 cash, balance 6. It ������tfl,y  18 months. Dttt-4  100 FEET���������Comer en 17TH AVENUE.  two blocks from car; all clstirtd.  This is cheap; price fstOO; ������ne-  third cash, balance 6, 12 and It  months. BlM-1  $500 CASH PAYMENT WILL |������UR-  cbase a strictly modern 5-room  bungalow on Thomas street, near  Westminster road. This ls a dandy  place; basement with furnace; and  trays; 2 bedrooms, bath and toilet;  a light kitchen, with cooling cabinet  paneled dining room, flrejlace. with  electric connections; a swell parlor; flne view from front verandah.  This is cheap. Price cut to. $3100  from $3500; $500 cash, balance  monthly payments. Call at once  for this one.. -   B146-1  $750 CASH WILL PURCHASE A  flne six-room residence on Seventeenth avenue, in the swell part ot  tbe C. P. R. property. This home  must be sold at once. Think of a  fine modern home with all the latest  conveniences for $4,750. $750 cash,  balance 6, 12, 18 and 24 months and  $2,000 mortgage for three years;  full lot 33 by 122 feet to 20-foot  lane; one block from Sixteenth avenue carline when completed. Please  see us at once. 175-1  SEE OUR SIGN AT MAIN ST. AND  8th avenue. We are open evenings  until 9 p. m.  <  & CO.  Real Estate���������Loans. j**  General Agents,    Bulaview.     ~?i  -  Eburne Heights.  2343 Main Street  Phone:   Fairmont   497     il


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