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 8-  relative, As������  19 Mil    ^ j)  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver.  SUBSCRIPTION $1 A YEAI  IN ADVANCE  '        ���������'.i.'lAA  *'  " ';'<l  I'    ������  VOLUME HI  H. H. Stevens, M.P.,_ EDiTOR-in-Chief  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, DECEMBER ,15. 1911.  No. 32  - '>)|  ^  THE  KING���������EMPEROR  ROMAN   CATHOLICISM   IN   HIGH  CHURCH OF ENGLAND  Roman Catholicism in the High Church of England.  (Prof. E. Odium, M.A., B. Sc.)  Vancouver, B. O., December 9th, 1911.  In a former issue of the Western Call I made  reference to some of the extreme tendencies of a  section of the Anglican Church towards Romanism. Now, I would be very sorry to wound the  feelings of any human being, and especially if the  wound were inflicted without necessity.  In writing on living subjects one ean scarcely  do so clearly and vigorously, without hurting some  person. This is a difficulty to be faced and fearlessly met. I do not, and shall not write on any  topic without saying just what seems to be wise  and necessary.  The little I have said on the Romanising customs of "a portion of the High Church, is mild  compared with what can be truly and justly written. In fact I am of opinion a very large number  of good men and women would thank me if I  but speak more in cletail ������ind at; greater length.  I am not inclined to write so as to hurt, but rather  to help.  From observation, conversation and extensive  reading, I feel quite safe in saying the extreme  High Church party in the British Empire are more  hurtful to Protestantism than in the Church of  Rome. In fact the extreme High Church people  repudiate tlie term Protestant, and hold in preference to the term Catholic. But in this word they  carry the Catholicism of Home rather than that of  Protestant England.  And were I to put the case, as it is in my mind,  T would write somewhat thus: We (a large number in the extreme section of the High Anglican  Church) do not quite place ourselves independently of the Roman Pontiff.  We arc readv to admit that the POPE IS THE  FIRST BISHOP IN THE CHURCH, and that he  -ifr its visible-HEAD_on_EARTH._ We_do_not.believe that King George, or the Kaiser, or the Tsar  is the Head of the Church. We claim that the  Church of Christ must have a Visible Head, and  that Head is the POPE of ROME. But this is not  all. We go further. We accept him not only as  -our head, but,we look upon him as our Spiritual  father or Patriarch. Therefore Ave venerate the  Holy See with feelings of loyalty. All Christion  Vnen should be loyal to him and hold him in veneration. With tliis view of, and belief in the/Roman Pontiff, we join in praying for our spiritual  father.       '   7.k ' :-"';,, .  .  Now I think this is putting the case pretty  strongly, and in language easily to be understood. It is not extreme and it is not unhistoric.  If there be. ministers of the Anglican Church who  hold to such doctrines and beliefs, they are*not  true friends to Protestantism, and are necessarily  false to the tenets and doctrines of our grand old  national, apostolic Anglican Church, of which I  am truly proud, and which I hold in the highest  possible esteem, y  Therefore I would be sorry to hurt the communion of my fathers and of my deep .affection.  But Imust speak the truth for the sake of principle dearer to me than is any church on earth.  In closing, I may add a word or true. In this I  once again speali*for the extreme High Church  divines. I sav thus: We look upon the Pope of  Rome as the* SPIRITUAL SUPERIOR, in rank  and authority to the Bishop of Lambeth, the Archbishop of York, or the Archbishop of Canterbury.  Surely this is Romish enough to suit even the  Jesuits.  USEFUL LAWYERS.  It is to the credit of some laAvyers that they  bring al>out the amicable settlement of disputes  and avoid suits. He is probably the most efficient  policeman "who makes the fewest arrests, but by  , his readiness and discretion,: wards off the crime  so that it never takes place. A great service of  the church to society is in the fact that it trains  people to avoid crime and vice and to do no  wrong. Prevention is ever greater and a wiser  thing than punishment. To prevent embezzlement, grafting, murder and drunkenness would  l>c far more civilized tha to merely imprison or  hang the criminals. '������������������  THE KING PROCLAIMED EMPEROR m  IN THE PRESENCE OF GREAT THRONG  DELHI, India, Dec. 12th���������India's vassalage to Great Britain was again formally proclaimed to  the world when, in the presence of 100,000 persons, representing 300,000,000 subjects, 150  native rulers knelt in homage to King George.  After the reading of the proclamation, King George's gift to India was announced.    It consists  of $1,500,000 for popular education, pardon for hundreds of political prisoners and debtors, whose  imprisonment is due to poverty, and half a months extra pay for every soldier in India.   Simultane-f������  ously with the reading of the proclamation at Delhi, copies were read in every town and village of  India.  * 4M-������H^H"i":'^-:'4'a"t'^4"������������H^������*������������rt '^^i^^^^t^^^^^^^M^^4.^t^'l^^^^l"^^^^^^l^^^^^i'^^^I^^^^'^^^������^^^^^^������^^���������^������������������^^���������^^'l"l^������^^^'l^^������������������������^^���������^^^^���������  %  f  X  X  x  !  ���������������  ���������������  4  4  4  4  Impressive Memorial Exercises  Held Thursday, December 14th, 1911, in Honor of DavidJ Oppenheimer,  ������    Vancouver's Greatest Mayor.  DAVID OPPENHEIMER, the once strong, active, heroic participant in Vancouver's commercial and civic affairs, now for fourteen years a member of the invisible company who have passed  to their reward, was yesterday honored "by this city with exercises which will live long in the  memory of the thousands that witnessed them and will be recalled by multitudes who in years to  come behold the work of art that was unveiled to the delight of a city that cannot forget him  who for eleven years unselfishly devoted his time and marvelous ability to the shaping and  directing of Vancouver's growing life and greatness.  There is in man's constitution an element of hero worship that will sooner or later recognize  true greatness and then, with unstinted generosity pour out love, gratitude and honor upon him  who, alive or dead, endures the tests applied and evidences the qualities of true manhood.  Prominent in the great procession that left the Gity Hall at 2 p.m. was Hon. R. McBride, Mayor  Taylor, Miss Flora Oppenheimer, daughter of "David Oppenheimer; all of the city aldermen, leading officials of neighboring municipalities,,prominent men of the city, Indian chiefs, the mounted  police, the fire brigade, regimental band, the 72nd Highlanders' band, the Cadets and many others.  Our hero, David Opperheimer, is memoralized by a people who know him to have been a  citizen of extraordinary worth, whose name- should be kept in everlasting remembrance and  whose worthy deeds should be held up to view while the city endures.  The unveiling of the handsome memorial erected in honor of David Oppenheimer at the  beach entrance to Stanley Park, under the shade of the gigantic Douglas firs that add their  magnificence to enhance the lasting attractiveness of the event and lessons emboided in this offering of love, was entrusted to Premier McBride. -  The breathless multitude gave an audible sigh of relief when the memorial was uncovered,  and all felt that at last a great and worthy man was honored in an appropriate way by those who  wish to perpetuate his life and realize the ideals followed persistently through eventful years.,  ��������� Biographical Sketch.  David Oppenheimer was born and educated,in Bavaria. He came to America and after spending some years in New Orleans and California came to British Columbia in 1859. As a merchant  and man of affairs he spent years along the J������r?fer���������River., v   ,,.        .,..*', 7.  Next we find him in Victoria in 1������J81,' then in 1886 reaching "Vancouver, wliere he remained  until his death on Friday evening. December 31, 1897. ���������'  Ftom first to last he was a man of business, wide, vision, clear brain, mental penetration and  untiring application; a man who was gifted with organizing and administrative ability, a leader of  men, not by physical magnetism, for this he lacked, but by the demonstration of his wisdom and  the solidity of his character.  ��������� ;;  *  4  4  44  THE LATE DAVID OPPENHEIMER  'x  ". --'-il  *��������� v lJ\  ������������������el  ������"<. a y  kllK  THIS  QUBBN��������� EMPRESS  FEARFUL ATROCITIES  Crucified and Buried Alive.  (N. Y. Sun-Mail and Empire Special Cable.)  Home, Nov.���������A 'party of officer*, surgeons  and reporters, who have been searching the places  in Tripoli retaken by the Italians on Nov. 26,  found many bodies of Italians, victims of ,the  fighting of Oct. 23, the day before-the Italian  massacre of Arabs. These bodies had been atrociously mutilated! Some of the victims had been  crucified and their eyelids stitched so that they  could not close them:, Some had been buried to  the armpits, theii* hands lopped off and their eyes  gouged out. The agonized faces of . many of  them suggest that they had to endure awful tortures while still alive;   ��������� ^Vii^j^  The above is a news despatch which apjoe^^?:  much the same form in all the papers^ttivioiiwj^lit^^; ,���������,. .^^j^^^.^-  the Dominion and conveys the impC5*4^t^^i^^?^^^  , the" Arabs are' especially brutal, above 6th������ro^^|"5*#^^^^  We have no intention of questioning the WC*X-^Hi^00^'^  racy of this particular report, but anyone who *���������**-���������'-'������������������*-' '���������������������������  lias had any experience in.active war operations  Avill agree that very often that reports are grossly  exaggerated and are frequently written from  hear-say, rather than from direct observation.  However this fact may be here stated, viz., that  "War is hell," and we may be sure tbat those  on both sides of this contest will in some cases  be guilty of brutal actions. It cannot be otherwise. It is a ease where we must realize that every person who is interested in. the advance of  "world peace" should realize that war is an evil  in all its forms und anti-social and an economic  waste.    ,  We cannot, however, abolish our whole armament as long as there are aggressive nations who  do not accept the same ideas of national peace as  we ourselves may hold and also that we realize  that in the' interest of trade Ave must police the  high seas, to this end civilized races should join  hands and seek to abolish warfare as usually understood.  ^a  /  CRISIS IN PERSIA.  A crisis is at hand in Persia. That ancient empire seems likely to be ground ti pieces between  the upper aud nether millstone of Russia 0* the  north and Great Britain on the south. The  "Young Persians" have made a heroic and pathetic effort to rehabilitate their country, by giving it a constitution and modern ideas in govern  ment. In furtherance of their plans they secured  an American, W. Morgan Shuster, as treasurer-  general, to manage the finances. Excuso for interference has been found in the internal disseo-  'tions.in;Persia itself. Last week Russia decided  to order an immediate advance on Persia, 4;000  troops being collected-in Transcaucausia for that  purpose. Meanwhile Britain has landed two regiments of Indian troops at Bush ire, a seaport of  Persia, nominally to guard British consulates "'"in  the south. y  MISS MIGNON DUKE'S RECITAL.  Range of Ability. y   -'"  Few men could so adapt themselves to diversified enterprises and industries as he.   Mercantile  J| life, industrial operations, contracting, construction, mining, transportation, real estate and muni-  * ��������� cipal government, all engaged his time and attetion sufficiently to demonstrate that his range of  !! ability was beyond ordinary.  Motive of Action.  His motives were.sometimes.suspicioned.   Many in his day of vigor accused him of selfishness,  but time has proved this .weakness more apparent than real.    .  His largeness and true generosity was shown inhis becoming sponsor for the Y. M. C. A. in ������  the time of its financial distress. This is the more remarkable as he himself was-a. Jew by birth *  and training. "'-'-. %  His was a heart warm and ever active in his family circle,-always ready to open and pour 5!  of its richness anywhere in time of need. Lacking "gush," he possessed the essence of genuine 4������  benevolence and gave when and where giving was-'.of greatest value. .  $ The memorial cannot but accomplish good and return-bfessings upon the heads of its pro-  * moters. 7'      .    '  * David Oppenheimer's path was not always strewn with roses, nor did Fortune forever smile  a upon him.   As a business man, alderman and'mayor'''of Vancouver, he had-many battles to,, fight���������  j reverses, discouragements, disappointments and failures���������whieh tested his riiettle fully and at times  *-depressed.him.'.. ���������:���������  X         Years have passed and now people pronounce David Oppenheimer'an. admirable'character and ������  X a real success. ������  ''���������' . 7 'Every-man'struggling for the mastery of himself and circumstances may .find encouragement ���������:-  a in the inaudible but eloquent voice of the memorial in Stanlev Park.   , ALEX.      '������  ****************************1~^^^  Monday, 18th December, is the.date fixed for'Miss  \Iignon Duke's Recital, and we take especial pleasure  in calling the attention of her friends amongst the  readers of The Western Call to this event. Miss Duk������  will be assisted by Messrs. J, D. A. Tripp, pianist, and  Holyroyd Paull, violinist.  Programme.  Sonata���������Violin and Piano..  ''..'.-. .Gade  7   Adagio:    Allegro    di    molto:    Lorghetta;  Allegro   Vivace;    Adagio;    Allegro   Molto  Vivace. ' -   *i . '  Aria���������"Pace,  Pace, mio Dlo   (From "La Farza  -   del Destino")  .'Verdi  (a) "Lorraine, Lorraine, Loree". Capel  (bl "The Dawn"   Guy d'Heardelot  (c) "The Years at the Spring". '.-..,..<klrs. Beactu  Reverie���������Violin Solo. ..'...- Vieux Temps  (a) Romanza���������"Voi lo Sapete o Mamana". .Mascagni  (b) "La Serenata" ;. .Tosti  "Souvenir de Moscow"���������Violin Solo.... ..Wieniewski  (a) "Snowflakes" Cowen  (b) "The Maid and the Butterfly".' . ...D'Albert  (c) "A June Morning". .Willeby  Romanza���������"Ebben? Ne Andro Contana"  (From  "La Wally"    Catalan  Miss Mignon Duke is the eldest daughter of our  well-known and public spirited ML Pleasant citizen, Mr.  Thos. Duke, and a great favorite in days gone by, ere  she left for Italy. Seven years of training in the best  rausicial centers ought to count, and those who gather  at Pender Hall on Monday night may look forward,to  a great treat.   Miss Duke will be ably assisted.  1  3.  8 THE WESTERN CALL.  ft  That cold snap will soon be here.   Are ycui prepared  for it?   If not why not?   The following  are a few of our lines:  ' ,,���������*** ������������������..** ���������������������������-.���������'  Sheet Irons, air tight/ for wood only, No. 1.  Sheet Irons, air tight, for. wood only, No. 2 .  Heaters for coal or wood, No. 9   Heaters for coal or wood, No. 11   Heaters for.coal'or wood, No. 13. .7 .   . .7  ...RANGES..  Special Idea No. 9, with or without legs.....  Special Idea No. 8, with or without legs   We also have a few lines of the MOPEAT RANGED  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.  .$2.75 ���������  - *  4  $4.00  ..$8.50 ���������-  -.-'.*  '  '' *  $10.00 ���������������������������  -������������������' ������������������*  $11.50  4  ������  ���������'���������*  $45.00  %  $45.00  *  -4  1714-1716 Park Drive  ;j   Phone? Seymour 8691$  BRANCH STORE^OLLINGWOQD EAST      "f  x -    ���������: -.v *  9^*1^4*^4.^.^ . f4Jrt*AAfcAt41^At'jtyt>yp^^  FOR SALE    1  Coquitlam and Point Grey Property Direct from |  Owner. f.  -' ��������� *  Point Oroy *  .  Lots 5 and 6 of Lot 1, blk. 153, D. L. 640 |  66 ft. on  10th  Avenue, between  Sasamant and Toliniev *  The best homesite in Point Grey, $38M).00. |  Ooaultlant  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 373j 22U Bridge St,  ll"t"l"l"l"I"|"l"S"l''}"I"H"8^^4^,4^^*,M'      4|44ft4ft4|44i44t44fr4{44fr4{44ft4;44ft4i44fr4l44i44l44l44ft4ft4l44t44ftlfr4|4  ���������<4^4<H^MH^H^^HMH<<^H^**>* **************************  ]te mm HARDWARE STORE  Ranges and Stoves;  General Hardware;  Papco Pure Paint;  Stumping Powder;  Land Clearing Tools .  CWROFFROT  m mm sts.  T. Fox  PHONE FAIR  MONT H7H  |l fln|l l|l {ll|4l|4l|l4|4ltl ���������|ll|l4|ll{44{l4|l4frl}l4|4lfr4fr4$4lMllfr 4fr     ******^******************'*  94****<\*l*****-l***********9********'l***'l***l*****l*+9  -  For good values in  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS  Call on  TRIMBLE  &  NORRISi  Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road  ���������i������i������liti������i*lr*i*'V������':-������^*'fr*>^������';-������i������'i'*i������i������i������'i-������i������4^T*i'������4'*i������  Officet 108-109 Dodson Block  25 Hastings Street. East  PBONESi  Office Seymour 164  les. Seymour 2179L  WHAT CONSOLS ARE AND  ,     -   WHAT THEV  MEAN  How Anybody May Buy an Interest  the   British   Nation. -  7 Most of. us have heard: of Consols,!  WHEN  ENGLAND  HAS  NO  MORE COAL TO  BURN  Every year our chief scientists meet-  together at the British Association for  ithe "Advancement of Science, tb discuss  wirier hare always being talked about!their work and let the .public vknow  in the newspapers,-and there is now a  proposal that Gonsols should be made  more  popular.  The .tost Office has just sent out.  a little paper, which ^-lybody can have  for- the asking, explaining how people  can7 buy -Consols, which means that  they can buy a share of tlie public  wealth of the nation. People who are  interested in money matters are always talking of. Consols, saying what  a pity, it is chat they are so "low," and  how desirable it is that they should be  "higher.''  The World's Biggest Business.  What are these mysterious Consols?  They are nothing tc eat or to wear.  They .are Government securities, and  their real name-is '^Consolidated Annuities." From time to time great  business firms, when they wish to extend their trade, borrow money. .They  do so by taking other people into a  sort of. partnership. That is to ��������� say',  they offer other people so many, shares  in the business7 People Jniy these'  shares, and each year, if business prospers, they receive their portion of the  profits in the form of dividend.  Now, the British Government is only  a great business, the biggest business  in the world. ' From time to time it  requires more money than can be  raised from the taxation imposed for  a year. 'So, in case of war, or other  cause, it borrows money like ordinary  business firms,, and pays interest on  its loan. The country owes today  over~700 million pounds. That sum is  called the National Debt. It has been  built up by the borrowings of centuries. "   '  The Beginning of Consols.  At one  time oil  sorts of accounts  were owing���������money borrowed for all  sorts' of periods and at various rates  of interest, and this caused confusion.  Of course, the people who had helped to lend the money were not shareholders in-the ordinary sense; they  were stockholders. If the Government  wished to raise a loan of twenty million pounds, thousands of people wotfld  subscribe. Some would lend thousands  of pounds, others would lend a hundred. To each one there would be  issued-bonds, or stock, equalling the  amount of money lent. - K'  In the eighteenth century all these  different loans were formed into a  round sum, all with the" same conditions and bearing the same rate of interest, and thid combination was called" Consolidated Annuities, called,Consols for short.  - Up to 1888 the Government paid 3  per cent, interest���������that is to say, to  every person holding a Government  security worth ������100, they paid ������3 interest per year. After 1888 the rate  of interest was cut down to ������2 15s.,  and in 1903 the interest dropped to its  present rate���������������2 10s. per year for  every ������100 advanced.  A. M. BEATTIE  ,       '    - - ���������    ... '     .   i? -. -  ' ������������������       k  Auctioneer,   Appraiser and Notary Public for British Columbia  General Real Estate, Mining Broker, Financial Agent  ******.^^********************^^  *:���������''.'. '-    *  1 The Reliable Sheet Metal Works i  *   3127 Westminster Rd. Phone: Fairmont 868    <  ���������  +  *:  .*  Why Consols "Fall."  The effect of this arrangement was  good at first. People were so glad to  have Consols that they would pay as  much as ������112 for ������100 worth of  stock, -because -the -security was- the.  soundest in the world, the interest  was sure, and the stock was popular  because, trustees, investing dead men"s  money for the benefit of heirs, were  compelled by law,to buy Consols'on account of their security, so as to save  the property from risk as long as it  was in their care.  But, as the interest paicf on Consols  dropped, ������100 invested m Consols  earned less money for its owner, and  Consols began to get unpopular. . The  market, was flooded with schemes offering a much higher rate of interest.  There are great firms in England  which, because they make large profits,  pay high dividends, but there are still  many more which do not. The rule is  that It is not generally Bafe to invest  money in concerns which pay enormous rates of interest. If the schemes  were sound, their promoters would  not have to. pay. high interest; they  could borrow their money at a low  rate of interest.    .7  A case in point was the: Charing  Cross Bank, the recent bankruptcy of  which has brought many people to  ruin. Here 10 per cent, interest was  offered. No bank can pay such interest. The more the bank succeeded  in getting customers, the more certain  was it to fail, because it was incurring  debts which it could not possibly pay.  The crash has come at last, and the  'customers are threatened with a loss  of over a million.pounds.  ������100 for  ������79.  Higher interest offered in other directions���������many quite  sound���������natural-  what new'things', have been discovered.  This year the meeting, was held at  Portsmouth,- and Sir William Ramsay  was-at the head of it.  Sir William.' is a great chemist and  he :is .famous'throughout'the world as  ���������the .discoverer'.������������������of the new alchemy.  The old.alchemists thought they could  turn lead into .gold, but Sir William  Ramsay .has shown by. actual..'experiment tbat it-will., only be possible to  turn gold into-lead. ...  This does not seem very promising,  but it ��������� is. much better than it seems,  tt. goes to show that, in the distant  future, men may obtain new sources, of  energy by changing and breaking up  the bidden electricity in the elements.  Sir William Ramsay pointed out that  mankind could do without gold, but  they could not do without the sources  of "energy from which they get power  to cook food and drive machines.  Now, at present our chief source ot  energy is coal. Great Britain has..coal-  fields , containing about a hundred  thousand7 million tons of coal..;A great  deal of this coal we sell to foreign  nations, and that- is why we are able  to buy cheaply all sort's of thing from  them in return. Besides this, we use  our.coal fields to run on immense  number.of machines in mills and factories. With a coal fire and a boiler  we produce steam; and the steam engine weaves our clothes and reaps and  grinds bur corn, and makes most of the  things that we use. From the energy  which we obtain from our coal fields  we also make all kinds of articles  which we pack into' ships and sell to  the nations of the earth. Our coal  has,made us a rich and powerful nation.  --Now, however, Sir William Ramsay-  says that our coal fields are becoming  exhausted. He states that if we go  on using coal in very large quantities  we shall have none left in 175 years.  This statement has produced a feeling  of great alarm throughout the country���������though Sir William Ramsay's estimate is not everywhere accepted.  If Great Britain exhausts her coal  fields,'all the industries which our forefathers have built up will be shifted  from our land to other countries which  then still possess large natural sources  of energy. ,Our huge population will  have to emigrate and find employment  in distant parts of the world, and our  island will become a pastoral land  from which five million people will be  able to earn a livelihood. Our great  cities will crumble into ruin, and in  the year 2100 sheep may be grazing in  Bond Street an'd the plover wailing  over the marshes of Liverpool.  Sir William Ramsay, however, hopes  .that we shall be able to use our coal  fields - more carefully now that we  know how. near they are to exhaustion.  A great deal of the energy of coal is  wasted at present; a good steam engine uses only one-eighth of the energy  of coal in useful 'work: seven-eights  are lost in unused heat and useless  friction. So Sir William proposes that  we should adopt a better way of' getting work out.of coal.  i  ��������� He proposes that great electric stations -should - be erected- at every���������pit  mouth, so that the power of the coal  could be made into a strong- electric  current, which- would be distributed  along branching wires to every 'mill  and factory and house and workshop  where power was needed for tires and  light and  the  driving  of  machinery.  Cornices.  Jobbing  and  Roofing %  FURNACE WORK A SPECIALTY. *  of stock, only a little over ������79 was  paid. The Government still reckons  the ������79 as ������100, and pays 2*fc per  cent. If the National Debt were to be  paid off tomorrow, every holder of  ������100 wor^h of stock for which he had  paid ������79 would receive ������100 in full  But, now that Consols are so cheap,  the rate of interest appears to rise  Instead of having to invest ������100 to'  get ������2 10s. Interest, we have to pay  only about -������80. This is as "good as  ������3 2s. 6d. per cent, interest, because  we. are getting for ������80 as much interest as we ought to get for ������100. People are realizing this, and those who  wish to buy hope that the price will  remain low, while those who wish to  sell hope that the price will rise.;l The  nation itself does not like to see Consols low. They ought to be higher, as  they are'a national security, and so  attempts are now to be made to popularize them.  Consols for Small Savers*  The Post ^'Office has just issued a  notice encouraging investors depositing money in the Post Office to put  their small sums into Consols. There  are other schemes, also, but the aim  of all .suggestions is to create a greater  %  C. Errington C Magnone    $  ���������.       it .'.���������-.',*������������������. '4  ���������***********���������<**************&  ly made owners of Consols dissatisfied i sale for Consols, so that the price  with theii1 2% jj)er cent., with the result j would go up, and Consols would, per-  that people, instead of paying ������112 haps, appear once more at par���������that  for ������100 worth, of stock, were glad to j is, a man selling ������100 worth of stock  sell out at a loss. The price per ������100 I would receive ������100 for it, not the  has been dropping since 1897, until re- J present ������80, which is ������.20 "below  cently, instead of ������112 for ������100 worth-par." -  ialiale of Groceries  At Unusually /JLow Prices During Decembef  WE'HAVE A LARGE STOCK OF EVERY-        "  JHING YOU NEED; AT CHRISTMAS.      7  -,  Special prices on Jap Oranges.  Gochrane & Elliott  Phone: F'mont 761       Cor.1i5th &. Westminster Rd.  r.  te  ^  New Hay  Also large variety of  POULTRY SUPPLIES  Fresh stock  of 7 PRATT'S  POULTRY FOOD  OUR BEST FLOUR  F. T. VERNON  Flour and Feed   .  Broadway and Westminster Road  PHONE: Fairmont 186  Prompt Delivery  \s  Satisfaction Guaranteed.  J  Shoe Repairing  BY  AN  EXPERIENCED WORKMAN  Thos. Farrington  BROADWAY,  Between Main St. and Westminster Rd.  Bulbs  Tfclips.   Crocuses,   Lillies,  Hyacinths,  ,. Narcissus,  etc;    also Flowers  and Plants in season.  KEELER'S  NURSERY  Cor 15th Ave. & Main St.  PHONE : Fairmont 817R  ������.}.l|l.|.������.|.������lt.������.I.������.iHHHtM������f>.I.������.t.f ���������������������!���������������  ��������� >. be found at the store of  The best stock of ARMS, ,,  AMMUNITION, CUTLERY, V.  and SPORTING GOODS  can ;;  i; Chas. E. Tisdall \\  618-620 Hastings St.        \  \***************4*4*4*4*4  PHONE*  Fairmont 1201  I  Wholesale and Retail  Hay. Grain. Feed  COAL  Poultry Food a Specialty  1547 Main Street  VANCOUVER, B.������C.  HI I H I I I  ������"������  DR. R.  Physician   and   Surgeon  Office and Residence:  SUITE A. WALDENf BUILD'G  25th Ave. and Main St.  JWILLIAflS  ; Express, Baggage  and.  Furniture Removed  South Vancouver      ���������      Roslyn Street  Off Bodwell Ri., Six blocks east of Fraser  FIRST-CLASS  SHOEMAKINQ  AND SHOE REPAIRING  DONE AT  PETERS & CO.  Near Corner Main Street and Broadway  Piano Tuning  Expert Roepair Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  W. J. GOARD.  2631 2nd Avenue,  West  NtieSBYVBBXAir  MT. PLEA8ANT CHURCH  Cor. Ninth Ave. and Quebec St.  Sunday Services���������Public worship at 11  a.m. and 7:00 p.m.   Sunday School and  Bible Class at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. J. W. Woodside, M.A., Pastor  170 Ninth Ave. W.   Tele. B3948.  SATTB* OAT VASHTt '  REORGANIZED CHURCH OF CHRIST  ��������� 1870 10th Avenue, East  ������������������rvicea���������Every   Sunday   evening   at   I  o clock.    Sunday School at 7 o'clock.   i. Mcmullen, elder  *OYAX. OK4.WOE 1090JI  MT. PLEASANT L.  O. h. NO 1842  Meets  the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of  each month at 8 p.m. In the K. ot P. Hall.  All visiting brethren cordially welcome.  H. Birmingham, W.M.. ill 7th Ave.  Cast  ~\t  C. M. Howes, Sec,  Vast  393   10th   Ave.  or  OS*.  19  !���������  UrSBPEWPBHT   0*SS������  rsraow*  MT.   PLEASANT  LODGE NO.  r^*S*!JP   f���������'y  Tuesday .at  8   p.m.  LO.O.F.   Hall.   Westminster   Ave.,   a������.  Pleasant    Sojourning brethren cordially  invited to attend.  W. F. McKENZlE. N. G.. 462 -10thAve., East'  J. C. DAVIS. V. G., 1231 Homer Street  S. Sewell, Rec. Secy., 481 7th avenue  ������ast  . BAPTIST  MT. PLEASANT BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor. I0t*\ Ave. and Quebec St.  S. Everton, B.A., Pastor  260 13th Ave. E.  .Preaching. Services���������11   a.m.-   and   7:30_  .  p.m.   Sundav school at 2:30 p.m.  CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Laurel St.  Services���������Preaching at-11 a.m. and 7:80  P.m.     Sunday  School   at   2:30  p.m.  Rev. P. Clifton Parker, M.A., Pastor   llth Ave. W.  vsTKosnfr  MT. PLEASANTCHURCH     .  Cor. 10th Ave. and Ontario  Services���������Preaching at  11  a.m.  and  at  7:06   p.m.    Sunday  School  and  Bible-  Class at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. W. Lashley Hall, B.A.B.D.. Pastor  Parsonage,  123  Eleventh  Ave.  w.nupju  Parsonage, 123 llth Ave. W.   Tele. 3C24.  Evensong at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday.  Trinity Methodist Church, Seventh  Ave. E., between Park Drive and Victoria Drive. Pastor, Rev. A. M. Sanford,  B.A., B.D. Public Worship, Sunday, at  11 a.m. and 7. p.m. Sabbath School at  9:46 a.m. during summer months. Midweek rally on Wednesday at 8 p.m.  AXOMCAV  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH  Rev. G. H. Wilson, Rector  Rectory,  Cor.   8th  Ave.   and Prince Edward St.    Tele. L3643.  Cor. 9th Ave. and Prince Edward St. "  Services-���������Morning Prayer at II a.m.  M������K..HnK~H"H^*-H'4"!-***'M"M^  ... FOR...  or  -Telephone  Hairmont  Always Prompt, Always Accurate  JR. DARUNG, llth Ave. ft Main St.  514  *  *  *  *  *  *���������  *  *���������  ���������*���������  *���������  *  ���������*..���������  *  -^���������  "  *  *  .V  *  *  '******fl^**<^**********^^** *************************** ������_- '"Si  2'<"  - THE WESTERN CALL.  ir ������������������ ���������������!  **!** g.J  Q. E McBride  & .COMPANY  j: Headquarters for all kinds of Hardware |  :���������/  ���������m  Agents for  ��������� t %  Gurney-Oxford Ranges   V I  ^Chancellor/' "Quick Meal"    f  and "Golden Nuggets *  STOVES, the most modern  Sherwin-  This Companyt lias both Single and Double Wagons  for  Prompt Delivery���������made necessary by the  rapid  extension of their business.  i  ) w  Cor. Main Str. and 16th Ave.  PHONE: Fairmont 820L  Branch Store:  ii Corner Fraser and Miles Avenues j  i I Phone: Fairmont 1I67L j  44444********************* ������������������������������������������������l-*������������.l '���������I******* \414*4*  LIGHTHOUSE  WITHOUT   KEEPER.  A volcano on the Island of San Salvador serves the purpose of a lighthouse, and it requires the .attention  ttt no keeper. ThiB volcanic lighthouse is about eight miles inland from  the port of Acajulta. It is a-veritable  pillar of cloud by day and the flash  of its light by night has been valuable  to mariners for years, it can be seen  far out at sea and a burst of flame  has gone upward every seven minutes  without the variation of a second for  many years.  A lighthouse fee is collected of all  vessels that put in at the harbor nearest the.volcano and no skipper objects  He knows that the volcano is more  reliable than the lighthouses kept by  human beings on other coasts and the  novelty of the light is worth the price  charged by the government. c  HEROES BOTH.  The Man Who Saved a Train and the  Dog who Saved His Master.  One difference between brave men  and brave animals is that a valiant  man considers his action, and knows  it is heroic; the animal behaves splendidly without knowing how meritorious  its conduct is.   h  Here is a type of heroism that a  express train was running recently  from Rouen to Havre, in France,-one  of the tubes in the boiler of the engine  burst, and steam rushed out 'into the  driver's place, not only preventing him  from working the levers, but making  it impossible for him to remain atjiis  post. He was driven out, an dthere  was an express train rushing to ruin  at top speed over the metals. Great  bravery in the man was coupled with  ready resource. Although shockingly  scalded/he crept out on to the ledge  of the engine, and managed to apply  the brakes from,the.outside, ao bringing the train to a standstill, and saving  the lives of all In'ttaie train.  Here is a piece,of heroism in a dog  where men had failed.- It had been  buried in a deep snow-slide on a Canadian railway, and its master, though  not.near it, was involved in the same  disaster! Many men hurried to the  spot, and tried to dig out their comrade, but could not find him. Trtiean-  while, the little dog quietly scratched  and worried with his sharp claws until  he cleared a way out for tgimself. Then  he set to work to find his master, and  by scratching and nosing he found the  spot where he lay hidden. The men  followed the dog, digging at tthe point  the dog indicated, and got the prisoner out after he had beeh buried for  eight hours.  " The engine driver received and deserved, a gold medal. The dog felt  himself rewarded when he saw his  master again.  THE UNITED STATES POST OFFICE  REPORT. s  The report of the auditor for the  post office department, submitted to  Postmaster General Hitchcock' last  week, shows that for the first.time  since 1883 the post office department  during the fiscal year ended June 30/  1911, was conducted at a profit. -In  twenty-four months the conduct of the  postal service has resulted in changing a deficit of $17,479,770 for the fls;  cal year 1909 to a surplus of $219,118  for the fiscal year 1911. During the  last fiscal year the audited revenues  of the department were $237,879,723,  and l the audited expenditure?. *?37,-  64a,826. , This is certainly gratifying.  Department of Agriculture,  Victoria, 24th Nov., 1911.  International Egg Laying Contest,  under the joint auspices of the British  Columbia Poultry Association,-Vancouver Exhibition Board and,the Provincial Government.  First monthly record) Oct. 20th to  Nov. 20m:  .   Egga  Class 1. " Laid.  Pen   2���������White Leghorns 32  Pen   3���������White Leghorns  18  Pen 23���������White -Leghorns  17  Pen   4���������White Leghorns  15  Pen 19���������White Leghorns  15  Pen   8���������White Leghorns  10  Pen 18���������White Leghorns     9  Pen 14���������White Leghorns     8  Pen   5���������White Leghorns     3  Pen 10-^-White Leghorns     3  Pen 13^White Leghorns..........    1  Twelve pens have not started to lay  yet. -.'-.'���������'���������'     ��������� "}k: "'v..;    ,   '���������  :    Eggs  ClasB 11. Laid.  Pen 40���������Silver Laced Wyahdottes. .35  Pen 34���������White Wyahdottes ......    8  Pen 33���������Rhode Island Reds.......    7  Pen 35���������Barred Rocks .. ....    1  Pen 47���������Barred Rocks .    i  Pen 39���������Buff Orpingtons .........   .1  Ten pens have not laid yet. .'.,.'  , Pen temperature���������Highest, 52 degrees; lowest, 19 degrees; average  mean temperature, 39.40 degrees.  Average price received for eggs.  72 ^c per dozen. Rain fell on ten days..  Six inches of snow fell on the 8th  Nov.,' and 12 inches on Nov. 12th. The  weight of snow on wire netting caused  the supports to give way, and much  damage was done. There were no  cases of frost-bite.  . Several pens, notably Pens 6, 21, 22.  25, 27, 28 and 30, consist of immature  pullets, and these will not come into  the producing class much before January 1st.  As foreshadowed at the outset of  the contest, several of the White Leghorn pens are now in the heavy molt  In some pens this was caused by too  early hatching, but in three pens this  is caused by the fact that the birds  were laying before receival at Hastings Park, and as usual In such cases  they have stopped laying and gone into a molt. These birds have every  appearance of having been fed too  rich a ration prior to the competition.  A full account will be published in.  the official organ of the British Columbia Poultry Association, "The Successful Poultryman."'  W. STROYAN, Manager.  J. R. TERRY. Secretary.  City Fire Alarms  8���������Granville and Bevcn.  *���������C. P. R. Yards.  8���������Granville and Bavle.  8���������Granville and Robson.  7���������Seymour and Halmcken.    -  8���������North end old Cambie St Bridge  9���������Georgia and Car.-.bie.  10���������Hamilton and Robson.  IS���������Granville and Dunsmuir.  13���������Richards and Dunsmuir.  14���������Sevmour and Fender.  IS���������Homer and Pender.  is���������Hastings and Granville.  17���������Hastings and Richards.  18���������Seymour and Cordova.   -  19���������C.P.R. Wharf (No. 2 Shed 1  30���������H. B. Co.. Georgia and Granville -  81-^Cordova and Water.  83���������W. H. Malkin's. Wpter Street  33���������Water and Abbott.  84���������rHastings and Abbott  SS���������Cordova and Cambie.  88���������Water and .Carrall:       .   V  37���������Cordova and Columbia.  88���������Pender and .Columbia.  39���������Pender and Beattie..  30���������Hastings and Hamilton.   .. -  31���������Hastings and Carrall.  38���������R. C. Mills, south end Carrall.  33���������Hudson's Bay Co., Water Street  34���������City Hall.  83���������Main and Barnard.  38���������Main and Powell.  37���������Main and Keefer.  89���������C. KB. Wharf (No. S Shed).  48���������Sqtythe and Cambie.  43���������Smythe & Homer.  . 44���������Brackman-Ker Wharf.  48���������Homer and Helmcken.  98���������Dunsmuir and Hornby.  83���������Granville and Nelson.  S4���������Robson and Hornby.  81���������Davie and Hornby.  88���������Nelson and Hornby.  '88���������Georgia and Howe.  84���������Pender and Howe.  ���������fe���������Hastings and Hornby.  87���������Main and park Lane.  88���������Dunsmuir and Beattie.  Tl���������Columbia. jind. Alexander.  78���������Seymour and Drake.  78���������Seymour and Smythe.  1���������Heap's. MM. Powell Street  rHastinga Mill No. 2.  ,183-^HasttnKS Mill No. 1.  XM-^Burns'. Abattoir.     .  Ut-rPowell and Woodland.  u���������������Hastings Mill, foot Dunleavy.   ..  117���������Pender and Salsbury.  188���������Hastings and Victoria Drive.  ttt���������Oxford and Terapleton.  ���������Iff���������Pender and Jacaaon.  181���������Powell and Carl.  lafcr-Haatlhca and Carl.  133���������Vernon and Powell.  IM���������Pender/and Heatley.  laS^-Powell and Hawks.  '13S-^-Hastings and Dunlevy.  187���������Salisbury and Powell.  141���������Powell  and   Raymur,  Sugar  Refinery.  148���������Hastings - and Vernon.  143���������Hastings .and Lakewood.  ISl-^PowelL ������nd, Eaten*.  818���������Eighth and Bridge.  813���������iSlxth and. Heather.  814^-Laniidowhe and Manitoba.  SIS���������Prudential Investment Co., Front  -   and Manitoba.  818���������Sixth and Birch.  817���������Front and Scotia.  818-^-Front and Ontario.  SSI���������Seventh and Ash.  888���������Sixth and Spruce.  884���������Sixth and Laurel.  985���������Vancouver Lumber Co.  888���������Vancouver Engineering Co.  387���������Lome and Columbia.  888���������Sixth and Alberta.  831���������Fifth and Yukon.  838���������Eighth and Manitoba.  333���������Sixth andJ Granville.   ,  841���������Eighth and Granville. :  343���������Front and Main. *  343���������Second and Granville.  351���������Main and Dufferin.  353���������Seventh and Carolina.  361���������Prince Edward and Dufferin.  368���������Eighth and Prince Edward.  363���������Fifth and ��������� Main.  864���������Seventh and Main.  318���������Barclay and Denman.  313���������Pacific Coast Mills.  314���������Broughton and Georgia.  .  315���������Davie and Denman.  318���������Burnaby and Nicoia.  317���������Chilco and Barclay.  318���������Chilco and Georgia.  381���������Bute and Harwood. 1  .388���������Bute and Barclay.  383���������Nelson and Thuriow.  384���������Chilco and Comox. jj  385���������Burrard and Georgia. .     t 'i  388���������Bute and Georgia. ^  387���������Bute and Robson. , I' I  388���������Barclay and Broughton.  389���������Jervls and Pendrell.  331���������Burrard and Harwood.        ,  338���������Denman and Georgia.  333���������Burnaby and Jervis.  334���������Bidwell and Haro. '  335���������Robson and Cardero.  336���������Burrard and Comox. , <  ,337���������Jervis and Haro.  341���������.Pender and Thuriow. '   t  348���������Broughton and Harwood.  343���������Burnaby and Thuriow.  345���������Thuriow and Alberni.  418���������Third and Cedar.  413*Third and Maple.  414���������First and Yew. '  415���������First and Trafalgar.  416���������Second and Pine.  417���������Cornwall and Yew.  418���������Third and Macdonald.  419���������First and Balaclava.,  481���������Third and Balsam.        '  485���������Cornwall and Balsam.  431'���������Maple and Creelman, C. P. &  Kraut.  518���������Elehth and Clark.  513���������Graveley and Park.  514���������Fourth and Park.  . 515���������Gravelev and Woodland.  518���������Charles and Clark.'  ' SiT���������Williams and Woodland.  518���������Parker and Park.  519-^-Venables and Cotton.  881���������Venables and Clark.  888   Campbell and Harris. ' ,  588���������Harris and Gore. 1  588���������Prior and Gore.  585���������Prior and Jackson.  588���������Union and Hawkes.  587���������Carl and Grove. 'J  888���������Harris and Woodland. i  588���������Second and Park Drive.  581���������William and Park Drive. '   .  888���������Blsmark and Park Drive.  888���������Third adn McLean. ,-  .841���������Carl and Keefer.   .  SIS���������Keefer and Victoria. I      >  818���������Parker and Victoria. . t '  814���������Williams, and Victoria. ,  SIS���������Bismarck and Lakewood.  SIS���������Second and Victoria. 4* ' 4 i  ,817���������Sixth and Victoria.  .818���������Lakewood and Barnard. !  nt���������Tenth and Park. >  i  .T18���������Twelfth and Clark. ''  .714���������Ninth and Dock.  .ijflS���������Twelfth and 8cott  718���������Broadway and Bums. ,   ]  .717���������Twelfth and Woodland. ���������'  .718���������Fourteenth and Park Drive.  .818���������Sixteenth and Sophia.   .  MS���������Twenty-second and Sophia.  888���������Twentieth- and Humphrey.  /S48���������West. Rd. and Fraser.,  847���������Twenty-fourth and Fraser.  .888���������Twenty-second and March*.  873���������Fifteenth and Thomas.  .876���������West. Rd. and Thomas.  1818���������Ninth and Yukon.  1818���������Eleventh and Ontario.  1814���������Tenth and St George.  1815���������Thirteenth and Main.  1818���������Tenth and Quebec.  1817���������Broadway and Columbia.  1818���������Eleventh and Ash.  1818���������Fifteenth and Main.  1884���������Vancouver General Hospital.  1888���������Broadway and Ash.  1851���������Fourteenth and Manitoba.  1858���������Tenth and West Road.  1888���������Thirteenth find Prince Edward.  1884���������Thirteenth and Yukon.  1318���������Sixth and Pine.  1318���������Seventh and Maole.  1314���������Thirteenth and Alder.  1315���������Ninth and Cedar. ;   ���������  1316���������Eleventh and Oak.  1317���������Broadway and Oak.  1318���������Eleventh and Fir.  1318���������Thirteenth and Hemlock.  1381���������Broadway and Alder.  1388���������Twelfth and Cyprus.  1888���������Tenth and Arbutus.  1384���������Fourteenth and Arbutus.  1348���������Broadway and Willow. '  1418���������Eleventh and Yew.  ,1413���������Seventh and Balsam.  1414���������Fifth and Trafalgar.  8118���������Kamloops and Hastings.  2119���������Powell and Clinton. '  8188���������Eaton and Clinton.  S138���������Slocan and Pandora.  3148���������Dundas and Renfrew.  8858���������Windemere and Pender.  fl  n  zS"74���������r,'ZAffS'm  **,       f      r r- -r  \'7k^WiL.  *4.*.*���������������+������������������������y'f'+H'fn'^*'4i*4*4*9*4 *********-4-*-*,*-*-+*****���������*���������*-������*+���������* ���������**.*:*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������<  ^-������n|>-������.iih������Hii.������.>ih������Hi>-������'<gh������*j-���������������*3i.������-'|i.������itn������.<|i ������'<i'������-it:*���������* 4 *���������*-*���������* *���������*** ** *-4 ** ������ 4 * 4 * 4*'���������'* 'I' *'*  '* '  *.  w  s i "r7%%tM  .     4 4      ���������;��������� kk M  >   '&'  13500  Horse  TurMne  *  m  ��������� 4  m>  *  ���������  4  4  *  9  *  ���������    '  *  i  fcs������:  ���������W- ������rt*iii.  iii tvj^r.v.':-.. L������^ii5  13500  Horse  Power  Turbine  41.'"  A ^i      ������������������  *>-k"r''-~'  " l,s,f  .ktrnm  ivmrvm'  :>J-;V.?:^ii|  v7,yyjsl|  The Spirit of the Times Demands  REl^IABIJE -SAFE -EGONOMTCAL- POWER  -"������������������y-' Stave Lake Power is Dependable and Economical  By harnessing the Great Stave River we have made it possible to generate 100,000 horse power of electrical energy at our Stave Falls Plant,  the Biggest Electrical Feat in Western Canada. v  100,000 Horse  Power  Or half as much again as the combined connected load in steam and electricity in Vancouver today, a fact of great significance to local industries.  ii ' Ask us for particulars and rates.  WESTERN CANADA POWER CO., Ltd.  R. F. HAYWARD,7General Manager '     JOHN MONTGOMERY, Contract Agent  Offices: 603-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.  Phone: Seymour 4770 ���������  P. 0. Drawer 1418  VANCOUVER, B.C  ������������������;'?m  <#  #������#���������#������������������������������������#���������������������#��������������� ������9*������������������������������������������������#���������*������#������������'to*-********-**-***-.���������������<������������������������������.ji^4-������y������������������g*y������<*������������4'*���������*��������������������������� *4*4*4*4'*"***'**'**********���������**+*������-<&** *���������*��������� *-*��������� 4������������������ ���������*<"���������������������������������������������������������������������*#������������������������������������������������>���������*.������������������������������������������������# a  11  man  *������������������'iai��������� l������"W������������l'������imi|4������i ���������;"  THE WESTERN CALL.  Special Prices I  FOR ���������  Friday and Saturday |  AT  Broadway  I Table Supply  X 518 BROADWAY,  E,  New Santa Clara Prunes  ":     .3 lbs. for 25c  New Cooking Figs  3 lbs. for 2.5c  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 our Butter, 3 lbs. $1.00  New Raisins, 3 pkgs. - 25c  New Sultana Raisins  2 lbs. for 35c  Cape Cod Cranberries  2 lbs. for .35e  Sweet Cider, for Mincemeat  per qt. 20c  Special Price on Flour  Royal Standard - $1.70  Royal Household - 1.75  Robin Hood - - 1.80  Purity    ---   -     1.80  Give us Your Order Early  for Xmas Poultry  If you cannot call, ring up '.%  your order  Great West Cartage Co.  Limited  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. 7 7    v  Phone-Fairmont 1367 ������  |H.   HARFORD  *' *  *4&************************  SAUUS' STOgE  Fruit,  Confectionery,   Li^ht   Groceries  Stationery, Tobacco, School   Supplies  and Notions   7 7  JUST OPENED       -  At Corner/of y..'������������������:" :.���������".-'���������  Westminster Road and Victoria Road  A* Trial. Solicited  FOR  .  Christmas Goods of Quality  Go to  Cochrane's   Drug  Store  Cor. Gravely St. and Commercial Drive  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 i'i'oi-L  THE ADVENTURES OF  Adertise in The Call  . A LONG COUNT.  A Geripan professor has spent two  years  in  counting ants,  and learned  that a single ant hill may contain as  many as 67,000 ants. ^  44.t..t..t..t..t..t..t..I..}..j..H^4HH������44������H"t"I"H'<1  *********r*****************  4}  X*  X*  ������      *  AHuminum Kettle  In Use Fifteen  Years���������Good Yet  When you buy goods  that last like that, the  first cost is not, a matter  of   much   consideration.'  ,."���������"  The reasons why you should buy Aluminum Goods are:  BECAUSE   1. They never chip. 2. They never rust.  - 3. They're easily cleaned., 4. They are light.  We have the best. We have a good stock,  including KETTLES, TEA-POTS, COFFEE  PERCOLATORS, FRY-PANS, SAUCEPANS,  WAFFLE SETS, DOUBLE BOILERS and  CAKE TINS  The ABtKCHOMBIF HAHDWARE CO., I trl.  Phonos Seymour 3028  78% Granville St.  18 yoarm good yot      -s*     . 18 year* good yet,  **************************   *****.-:������.��������� ��������� ^vw*^-rt*v<wwH  7-  ���������'".*      JU  1 '    -   .  ���������'--���������������!���������  *  i . ������������������ ' '  1  '  :*  ���������  ���������  ���������7f  t  - *  *  ;-     '  -*  f-'  .       f  , '���������'��������� *  ^    -  '-!    *.  ���������*  *  ���������V  A  A  *  *  J.  *  ���������V  ��������� V  ���������  ^.- ������������������          -  "'������������������-     *  '���������<     -: -      -  *  )*>,< * * * ********************       ���������|"l4'|l'l'l|lll"ll'l"l"t"l"}"l"l">'l"I"l"l"I"l"i',llll"l"l'  ... GO TO THE ... J  Leading      j  Confectionery!  FOR YOUR !  XMAS  CAKES AND CANDIES j  All our goods are made on the  *premisesby Expert Workmen.  The Latest Novelties in Candies,  Watch Our Window Display.  Leave orders for  XMAS CAKES AND PUDDINGS  ENGLAND'S GREAT SEAL  "5,  No other emblem of governmental  authority, perhaps, ever had such a  series of queer adventures as those  pertaining to the Great Seal of England. ,  In the first place, when.Richard I.  .set out for the Holy Land he took  the seal with him. His vice-chancellor, Malchien, is said to have yvorrx.  it suspended by a chain around, his  neck. Off Cyprus, the vice-chancellor fell overboard and was drowned,  and the great seal was lost.  Tbe first seal of Charles I. was  thrown into the River Severn, in order  that it-might not fall into the hands  of Cromwell's soldiers. When James  II. fled from England he carried the  great seal with him. He threw it  into the Thames, evidently thinking  that without It, William III. could not  carry on the government. "A fisherman's net caught it, and it was restored to the authorities, and was used  by William until a new seal was made:  In 1874 thieves broke into the house  of Lord Chancellor Thuriow and stole  the great seal.   It was never recovered.  The county seat of Lord Chancellor  Eldon took fire at night.   At the first  alarm the Chancellor hurried from his  sleeping chamber with the. great seal,  and buried it in his garden. . In the  morning he tried in vain to locate the  place where ,he had buried the seal.  By the advice of Lady Eldon   every  servant in the, household was provided  either  with  a spade,  a  trowel  or "a  poker,   and   ordered ��������� to   "probe"   the  . garden.    At last the Chancellor was  relieved- by the cry of "found."  . The Great Seal of England is often  called "the seals,," because it is made  in two parts, the obverse and the reverse.    In other days,  when a new  seal was used the old one was broken  into - pieces, the destruction forming  quite a ceremonious act.   The pieces  were a perquisite of the chancellor.  In modern days the ceremony of breaking the old seal has consisted in the  sovereign's  giving it a gentle  blow  with a hammer.   It is then supposed  to be uroken, and has lost all its vir-  ture as a symbol of the royal authority.  The lord    chancellor   preserves   the  "broken" seal, and hands it down as an  heirloom to his descendants.  DO   SPEAKING  BIRDS  UNDERSTAND?  WILD SILK WORMS.  The world is indebted to the Chinese  for the discovery of the virtues of  the silk worm. Its product w&s unknown in Rome until the time of Julius  Caesar, and so costly was the material that even the Emperor Aurelian  refused a dress of this lustrous fabric to his empress. Now it is nurtured in almost every country, and its  products are within the reach of all.  Besides the several domesticated  species, there is a wild silk worm  found in Central America, which  weaves a bag-like structure two feet  in depth, that hangs from the trees.  At a distance the nest resembles a  hu~ge matted cobwebrThe~insect makes  no cocoon, but weaves. the silk in  layers and skeins around the inside of  the nest. From Tegucigalpa there  were sent to England some years ago  about six pounds of this silk. There  it was made into handkerchiefs, not  easily detected from common silk of  equal strength and delicate te'xture.  It is a matter ,of considerable dispute as to whether speaking birds do  understand what they say, says a  writer in "Tit-Bits." And really the  appropriate remarks they sometimes  make at the right time make one feel  very much inclined to believe that  they do. Here are some instances  which can be vouched for: A lady  entered.-a room, and in a large cage  eyeing with'-suspicion all who came  oh the table a beautiful parrot was  near. "Oh, what a beautiful bird!  Pretty Polly!" said the lady, approaching the bird! "if you conie near me  I'll box2 your ears!" was , the unexpected, and certainly uncalled-for, rejoinder.  A parrot caused much amusement  at a London -uburb some years ago in  the following way: The parrot lived  at a house where a number of chickens were kept, and every day the  daughter of the house came out with  the bowl of chicken food and called:  "Come along, come along, come  along!" Immediately the troop of  chickensyame trotting out, ready for  the day's meal. One afternoon (Polly,  tired of doing nothing in her cage, hit  upon a bright idea. Accordingly, she  flew out of her cage into a tree, and  started calling, '(Come along, come  along, come along!" in exactly the  same tone ofcvoice as her mistress did.  The chickens all trooped out as usual,  and were surprised not to find .their  food ready. Polly looked at them,  and then .laughed and said: "Ha, ha,  Ha!    You silly little fools!"  On one occasion a raven' raised a  shout of "Fire!" in stentorian tones;  and'sent people running hither and,  thither to find where the fire was. At  length he burst into a fit of laughter,  and' the people found that they had  been fooled by a bird.   ���������  A somewhat pathetic story waB  givei} trom a pulpit by a minster-one  Sunday, of a parrot who had escaped  from its cage and got into a wood.  This parrot was kept close by the  turnstile of a circus, and it was constantly hearing its master saying:  "One at a time, please, gentlemen!  Steady, gentlemen, please!" One day  the parrot was missing and could not  be found anywhere. At last they  heard it calling out, "One at a time,  please, gentlemen!" The parrot waa  at length found in a wood, surrounded  by birds who were pecking out its  gorgeous plumage. The poor parrot  was screaming out: "Steady, gentlemen, please; one at a time, please;  gentlemen!"  A parrot belonging to an elderly  lady was heard using bad language  one day/ "Oh, Polly, whoever taught  you to use such dreadful language?"  asked its mistress. "You did," was  th'e quick retort of the wicked old  bird.  THE LIGHT OF A FIREFLY.  THE  FIRST  YACHT  OWNER.  The dictum that a woman is at the  bottom of everything applies certainly  to the pastime of yachting, for it was  Elizabeth Ghudleigh, afterwards Duchess of Kingston, who was.the first  private yacht owner in Great Britain.  The Duchess was clev������r as well as  "Amazing," and it was fully in keeping with her originality and independence of character that she should  have started the first yacht. In doing so she set a fashion which, fifty  years later, had become a society  craze, and has since developed into  the finished and graceful sport as we  understand it all over the world today. -        ���������';, --  THE   PRICE  OF   RADIUM.  Thanking our patrons fov their past favors,  wewisli them the Compliments of the Season.  S. A. GLAZEBROOK  Cor. 25th .Ave.'* Main St.  A^**************^i***^  .>^.:^~>^~M^^~^.>^^^-M~i-fr4-5^*<-4.'v'  The market price of radium at present is $SO,000 per gram (.03527 avoirdupois ounce.) The cost of obtaining  ! a single gram is $2,000, which is not  considered excessive in .proportion to  the value of this precious substance.  A short time ago a "radium bank"  was'established-in Paris, which in  1910 disposed of 1.92 grams of radium  of highest activity at SSOjpOO per gram.  Of .that quantity S15,000 -'worth has  been acquired for industrial purposes  and $13[������,000 worth for use in therapeutics, i.   ���������  The statement that the light of fireflies and other phosphorescent animals  is produced without any sensible degree of heat has often been repeated  without���������any -information- as-to-the  quantity of heat that would be required to produce a similar amount ot  heat by artificial methods. This information is supplied by Professor Mcintosh. He says that a temperature  approaching 2,000 degrees Fahreneit  would be necessary to make a light  equivalent to that emitted by an ordinary firefly. The enormous waste  of energy in all industrial methods of  producing light is a matter of common knowledge, and the example of  the firefly remains unimitated by man.  The very simplicity of the mechanism  employed by nature in phosphorescent  animals is baffling.  WIFE; "Is that you, George? I wish you wou'd call at Beresford's on'your  way home this evening, and see-'about those r'ecorations. We really  must have some of the rooms done up before niBmma comes.'y<^*   '  GEORGE: "All right, I'll ask him to look in after supper, ar.d wejwill decide  what shall be done. fcYou can then call at his place in the morning and  choose the papers.  ���������    ������    Special Sale on Tuesday  J W BERESFORD,,'  For Paper Hangings and Decorations  725 Park Drive, Vancouver, B. C.  Phono-Seymour 8788  The Royal Flo rat Co.  PHONE: Fairmont 1216 I OS 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.  CHRISTMAS TREES  50c  Each  Delivered to Your Home.    C. 0.' D. if Satisfactory.  Order now.  PRANK JOLLY,  Winnott P. O.  Phone: Seymour4512  ************************** &**************************  *  *  *  MILLINERY AND FANCY GOODS  % MM on all MILLINERY  Xmas Fancy Goods %  Store open evenings until Christmas |  Mke   Tl !Dl P   26*6 nA*N street X  I |l������3������3    MJltM-*  VANCOUVER, &. C.    X  W**<l******,Mmi.************Q :..x****X***������X"><M<*������.^������M"M^������^  The term "millionaire" is of international use but it does not mean the  same thing in the mouths of different  nations. To everyone it means the  possession of a million���������but not necessarily a million dollars. In Great  Britian, a millionaire has a million  pounds,, or nearly Ave million dollars;  while in France they count francs, so  that there a millionaire is a comparatively poor individual with but $200,-,  000 to bless himself with. Millionaires  are quite common ;in Prussia; but a  million marks doesn't mean much  these days, amounting to a trifle of  ������250,000 in our money. For millionaires of real class, it. is necessary to  go back to old Babylon. The Babylon  millionaire had 1,000,000, and would  not be regarded as a poor man even  by a Wall Street office boy. yV talent  was about 82,00,0 ;��������� and a million ot  them would''be $2,000,0.00,000.  LET US SMILE. ���������  ImooRrs  ! Dry Goods Store  I Cor. 18th Avenue & Main St.  44My Word! What a fine store this is;  and the prices so reasonable and assortment so good."  We are continually hearing this remark, and  in justice to your purse, if you have not yet given  us a call, you should do so at your earliest opportunity.      Our  The Writer's ' Child���������Fa, what is  penury?  The WriteryPenury, my son, is the  wages of the pen.���������Cleveland Leader.  and Presents are wonderful and should be seen.  See what you can get here in the way of toys for  5c. yWe have them from this price up.  Then again our  Presents for Ladies and Gentlemen  are well worth seeing.       ' 7  Ladies' Silk and Net ParisParty Waists, $3.50 up.  Neckwear, all prices and descriptions.  Remember that,we'.buy.direct from the mak=  ers and can supply you with goods  "k     . at a great saving.  i' "       ! '     "  Buy Early and Get Best Choice  .v.  *  *  *  *  *"  *���������  ******************&���������***** **************************^ .1  .1 >-   -        tj-1  -.Ti  THE WESTERN CALL.  X.  '   >��������� "mQ  I  I  Our Suggestions  For Christmas    T  J  t  Boxed. Stationery {  Choice Confectionery!  itfol  A beautiful stock just to hand.  Prices    -    -   -   35c to $2.25  Ganongs," Moirs, Lowneys, all  sizes, all prices,     y  ��������� ,   V'        ���������,  A large variety of exquisite  odors.        Prices 25c to $2.00  THE WES  Jf CAI.X..  Issued every Friday at 2408 Westminster Road, one-half blo.ck north of Broadway.    Phone Fairmont 1140.  Ed! tor. H.  A. Odium.  H. Stevens; Manager, Geo  Subscription:7 11.00 'per year, 50 cents  per six months; 25 cents per- three  months. '    v  SdftlE  NOTABLE "FIRSTS."'  Changes of ads. must be in by Tuesday evening each-week to insure insertion in following issue.  Notices   of   births,   deaths   and  rlages inserted free of charge.  '   ������������������    ���������   -   ���������  -  mar-  PROCESSES  OF  MANUFACTURING  PULP.    .  I  ���������f"  { From 75c to  .1     ,   .  .-���������"  {  $1.50  Gillette, Magna, Ever Ready  I  I  Perfume Atomizers  Safety Razors...  4.  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 $20.4)0*  I  PHONE:  Fairmont  2-5-4  **************************       H^HmH^S"^ '}"}' * *** * * *** ***** *        * ** * *,\> * * * ,%, l|l ifr ljl ||| .}. |}| ||| ,{l ,|| ,|| ||l .|l ||| ifr l|l *���������  BIO SWEEP OUT SALE  | at the Park Drive Santa Claus Bargain House   1533 PARK DRIVE   I   The Home of .Toys, Polls, Oames. Xmas Cards, Novelties, Stationery, etc.  " We beg to announce that we have everything to be desired  in the above lines which we must sell regardless of cost.  Three processes were used to manufacture into wood pulp the six hundred thousand cords of pulpwood used  in 1910. These are the mechanical or  grinding process and the two chemical  processes, which depend upon the UBe  of sulphite and soda. Statistics supplied by the Forestry Branch of the  Apartment of the Interior show that  wood used by the mechanical process  formed over three-quarters of the total during71910, a greater percentage  1 a-  than at any time in.the. past. Unlimited supply of clean water is a heces-  slty in the manufacture; of wood by  the mechanical process, so that Quebec is the province > best adapted for  it. Spruce furnished over four-fifths  of the wood used for mechanical pulp.  Balsam contributed one-sixteenth,  with small quantities of.hemlock and  poplar making up the balance. The  sulphite process accounted for one-  fifth of the pulpwood and was used  slightly more in Ontario than in Quebec. Nearly seventy per cent, of the  wood used in this process was spruce,  mostly from Ontario. Balsam furnish-  ed thirty per cent., about three-quarters of which was from Quebec and  the same* province used a small quantity of poplar in this process: Barely  two per cent, of the total amount of  pulpwood was manufactured by-the  soda process, although.Canada has the  distinction of having the oldest soda  mill in America. Quebec manufactured over three-quarters of the pulp  made by the soda process. This process was tbe principal, method used in  the reduction of hemlock. Of the total used by the soda process, spruce  formed seventy per cent., hemlock seventeen per cent!, and poplar ten per  cent. Balsam is not adapted to the  soda treatment.  Post offices were first established in  1464. Printed musical notes were first  used in 1473. The first watches were  made at Nuremberg in 1477. Modern  needles -first came into use in 1545.  The first knives were used in. England  in ��������� 1559. The first wheeled carriages  were used in France in 15f 9. The first  newspaper was published in England  in 1588. Newspaper advertising began  in 1652. The first balloon ascent was  made in 1733. Glass windows were  first introduced into England in the  eighth century. * Kerosene was first  used for lighting purposes in 1826. The I  first sulphur match was made in 1826.  The first iron steamship was built in  1830. The first steel pen was made in  1830. Ships were first "copper-bottomed" in 1837.  Important'  To Parents  BOYS���������SEE ! Steam Engines, Automobiles.  Horses, Games, Drums, Rooting Horses, Guns,  Swords, etc. ^  GIRLS���������LOOK ! Dolls, all sizes, beautifully dressed; China Tea Sets, Teddy Bears, Futnitiire,  Sewing Boxes, Sewing Sets, etc. 7 ���������  t     PARENTS-LISTEN!   We have all these nice things that the "Little Tots " like to get at Xmas.   Linen  Books, Blocks, Rag Dolls, Balls,; Horns, Rattles, etc. y  NOTICE!   EVERYTHING 'JIUJ.ST GO REGARDLESS OF COST y  ���������__X;_v__._ : .  Call and inspect our stock before going elsewhere.  XMAS CARDS in Endless Variety CUT PRICES  ���������   Don't forget the Address:     Park Drive Stationery, 1523 Park Drive   J  I; PERtOW & SON  *.^.M^r^*^~KS^^^**W~?MW~?^���������*������M��������� '****&*********************i   ���������>H^^^H<^H*^^<^'H^^''H^H^;^  s Tpazaar  Largest Stock of Holiday  Goods in Grandview  PARK   DRIVE  J^*^*J^^A*.*****************        **************************  [Arthur Frith!  I Men's and Boys' Furnishings, Hfts, Boots and Shoes *  ' 150 Broadway, East,.3S ������^of I  ft *  *  *  ���������J.  We can show you a fine assort- r  ment of MEN'S FURNISHINGS.  '  A new selection of  XMAS TIES and TOQKE'S SHIRTS  Just in for the Xmas season.  *  Open Evenings until 8 o'clock;       Saturdays ..*  until 11:30 p.m. |  ��������� -yt .   - %  Ask is See Oiir HATS. We Can Save You Money on Hats f  - - . ������������������-���������'���������������������������*  *******^f*.^^************ **************************  HARDLY FAIR.  "What would you do if you could  play the piano all well as I can?" asked the young lady of the housemaid.  "Shure, an' Oi wouldn't get discouraged at all, at all. Oi'd kape right on  larnin' till Oi could play it dacently,"  was the reply.  **************************  I This is not  iTHEHOriE  X of  X  As they have |  | just arrived and *  I are only visiting !  The  ! GRANDVIEW!  I STATIONERY 1  f     1130 Commercial Drive      *  ���������4* *>  *. ���������' -  =��������� / ~    *  * Everybody knows the place *  WHAT   HAPPENED  TO  JONES.  Jones was a man whose boast had  always been that whatever he dared  he could do, but his braggadocio ended rather seriously���������for him.  His friends declared he would not  stay.in a certain haunted room for a  night, and as the idea of being afraid  of anything was particularly distasteful to him, Jones decided to accept the,  challenge to do so.  He slipped a revolver under his piU  low and slept peacefully for a feft  hours. Then he was awakened by- a  peculiar moaning seund, the weirdness  of which thrilled him .with"',appreheh-  slv^felir~M"d7S16ngling-f6r.liQme.y  .Looking towards the foot.of the bed  he thought he saw���������a human hand!.  "Remove that hand, or I fire!" he  shouted, bracing himself up for action.  One���������two���������three���������-no reply ���������- then,  bang! And that's how Jones lost three  of his toes!   .     y  TOO LIBERAL.  Mr. Craigie, minister of Deer many  years ago, preached one. Sunday in  harvest time upon the text, "Cast thy  bread upon the waters."  GUIDE POSTS IN THE DESERT.  "Prospecting and travelling in the  great southwestern deserts always  have, been, and probably always will  be, attended with danger. It was about  a year ago" that an appropriation of  $5000 w'as made by the California  State Legislature for the erection ot  guide boards in the California deserts  to guide travellers to water holes.  A more extensive movement has Deen  launched by the introduction of a bilb  into the United States Senate providing" for an appropriation ' of $10,000  for the purpose of enabling the Secretary of the Interior to discover, develop, ' improve' and protect streams,  springs and water holes in the desert  and arid lands of the public domain  and to construct and maintain suitable  monuments and signs near lines of  travel, so as to inform travellers where  they can slake their thirst.  If your child suffers from some??'  chronic trouble, earache, fits,, St.'  Vitus'" dance, paralysis, headache,  stammering, nervousness, or any  other   ailment���������there is a cause-.  The cause is pressure on nerves.    ,  Chiropractic   Spinal   Adjustments ' ' \  will remove the pressure, and then  the trouble-will vanish and your  child will get strong and healthy.  Chiropractic Is the most accurate  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. * i  ERNEST SHAW, D.G.  (Doctor of Chiropractic) "' .  250 Twenty-second Ave. E.,'cH>m  to   Main   St.  Take Davie car to Twenty-second.'  11,      y  vy  >  PAT'S SAFEGUARD.  At the farewell given to the late  Dr. A. T. Pierson, he spoke of the  danger of modern travel, and told the  following story:  iUichael advised Patrick most solemnly not to enter the car at the rear  of the', train.  Pat"said, "Why should I avoid, the  last car?"      ' ,  '.'Because," said Mike, "the last car  catches-all the rear end collisions; it  1b not safe. And besides, the last car  never gets tb the station till after'all  the reBt."  Pat said, 'Indeed? Then why don't  they lave off the last car?"  French  Fashionable  DRESS  MAKER  Evening Diessetf a Specialty  Popular Prices  Cor. Broadway and Quebec Street  2530 Quebec St.  B. Pope, Prop.  519 BROADWAY W.  The Best EAT in the City.  A Good Square Meal always  guaranteed, otherwise  money returned. ���������  Meals 6 to 10? 11:30 to 2;  5 to 8.   Short orders at all  hours.  Meal Tickets, $4.50  A little girl wrote the following  composition on men: s "Men are 'what  women marry. "They drink and smoke  and swear, but don't go to church.  Perhaps if they wore bonnets, they  would. They are more logical than  women aud also more zoological Both  men and women sprung from monkeys,  but the women sprung further than  the men."  The attempted counter-resolution in  Portugal, to restore the monarchy, has  failed. The royalists, who .hoped to  put ex-King Manuel back on the  throne, have been disappointed in their  hopes that the people would rise and  join them, and.have been driven back  oyer the Spanish frontier. The governor of Oporto says the monarchist  uprising arose, from the dissatisfaction  bf the clericals with the law of separation of church and state. The plans  ed^ all-around^-The-republic of i Por-  were carefully laid, but they have fail-  tugal seems to have become an established fact, and its leaders have done  well in steering it through the stormy-  seks of its first year.  Office Phone:  Seymour 9416  Res. Pdooe:  Fairmont l������t  WOODEN SWEARING.  "We hope our dear children will  never permit a profane word to cross  their lips. We would caul ion you also  against 'wooden swearing.' it's a kind  of swearing that many people besides  children are given to when they are  angry.   Instead of giving vent to their  A day or two afterwards a sudden  flood on the Ugie, which traversed his flings in oaths, they slam the doors,  kick the chsiirs, stamp on the floor,  throw the furniture about, and make  all the noise they possibly can. We  hope our dear little readers will not  Ao any of this kind of swearing.'"���������  The Lutheran.  glebe, swept off the entire crop, which  was newly stocked.  After the spate had passed the minister, going over the ground, saw on  the other side of the stream a parish-1  ioner  called   Rattray,    and   . shouted j   ^   across to him: j ^^^^^^^^^^^*^���������"^^^^"^"MT^"^M"^"^^  "Did  ye see my    corn    goen &w&\\****W****l^***~i~>^^  Rattray?" ' ' "  Fairmont Transfer Cn.  ExpssiDrfy  Civility  Pronpto's  VMeratr  Prices  Furniture and Piano  Movers  Addresses ���������   ���������  50412tli Ave. E.   136 Alexandra Sf.  ADEU  GROCERY  STORE  Christmas Goods  A* "  Of ill kinds.  Quality the Be*tg  Scotch Short-bread.    Try our-Teasand  you will be pleased.  WEBSTER  BROS.  Cor. Fraser Ave. W. & Westminster RrJ.  "Ay did a, sir." j ������  "And did ye. try to keep ony o't?"     | *  "Fat wid a deen that for, after fat ye j *  tell't"us������������������ on Sunday?" . * J*  "What was that?" 'j *  "Ye said, 'Cast thy bread upo'thej '  waters.'"'  "Oh, but nae the straw an' a', Rat'  tray,"    7  HOCKEY SKATES  Ground  by  Special  Machinery  Koys made to order.  BICYCLE REPAIRING  CORNER   MAIN   STREET AND  BROADWAY  *  *  *  >*****  . ������ .^* . *  "���������."WWW  Rastus had been caught red-handed.  "Poaching again, Rasms?" said the  colonel gravely. "I am afraid. Rastus,  that you're a bad egg."  "Yassuh; das what I is, to' sho',  Cunnel," said the old man. "I'se just  plain bad aig, Cunnel."*  "So you admit it, do "you?''" demanded the colonel.  "Yassuh: I admits it, Cunnel. becuz  you know, Cunnel, dem bad aigs neb-  bah poaches, sub," said the old man.  Do Your  some >  SPECIAL BARGAINS  for the occasion.   PHONE : Fairmont 1086  1  *��������� i  7' ''7  7 1 r  THE WESTERN CALL.  m m ������'i  . ���������������'��������� ............ i i ��������� ������,������     +-m~  it  The Buffalo Grocery  /   KEEPS IN THE LEAD OF  Vancouver's  Forward Movement  Fresh Groceries, Fruits,  Vegetables,   Provisions,  Eggs  Butter, Etc.  AT LOWEST PRICES.  TWELVE  YEARS  IN  A  MOVING TOMB OF ICE  Cor. Park Drive and 14th Avenue  J. P. SINCLAIR, Prop.   PHONE: Fairmont 10338  ���������4g��������������������������������� iiiiiii mm .... ........   ��������������� ������'<m imiii iiiniiiiiiiiiiii  -i���������  ^���������������������������������������������������t>l������<������������M*������������������tt><������������������<t������>Of������>������if>1t>tf ������t������  PRACTICAL HORSESHOER  Special attention given,to Lame  and Interfering Horses.  WwH%r5,v,,,k PRINCE  EDWARD  STREET \  9M498 HMummiimiiwmniiiUMii ������������������  firor Rent=Wa rehouse  50x50 ft. on lot 50x120 to lane. Well  located: trackage convenient. 28 Front  Street, East. Building in excellent  condition.     Apply  * ���������   ��������� -  Belyea & Son  IS55 MAIN STREET   "*   TEL. Fairmont 953 "  ���������ft  ���������������������������M-4"l"t"l"l"l"l"I"I"l"8"l"M'4"i"I"t"M������>������  **************************  ��������� ������  v.  < c  ::  ������������  *-SSSSP.     THE DON    ' jSSSSm I  JI   510 -   The Convenient Store <& SALTEfcj *  4������   No Fuaa or Palaver, but Strict Attention to Business and a Quick Service  j  :   High] Ola��������� Ohooolate; Oandlea mud Table Frmltm  Ask to see our XMAS POST CARDS from 180 a dozen.  Milk, Cream,  Buttermilk and Butter Fresh Daily.  Agents for Woman's Bakery Bread and Confectionery.  H. 8-Hot Winter Orlnkm How Served.  :; 2040 MAIN ST*. Glome to 11th Ave.  >* " ' i "  4"t"t'4"l"l"t"l"t"I"t"t"t"M,^"frtIWt"8Mt*^"i"l"i^'       4J44J44J44J44{44{4.*l4g44X44{44{44}44}44|44J44|4i;i4|4l|l4^4ltllJ44}4l{nt4'4|l  <+*****4#4**************** ������������M>������������������������������t#>>������t**t������f'|'������������������<i������t  THE HOOSt OF WALLPAPER        !  Phone: Fairmont 1243 |  I CAL - O - TINT  * Of all Colors '  Guaran^ed the Finest Wall Finish in British Columbia f  Large Stock of Wall Paper - *  A. ROSS,  Phone: Fairmont 1243   H. KUO^,   146 Broadway, East I  9^'**������^***���������><Z'**&*****it>*<i"v<tt>*   4������tijH������i������S>���������,4������JH������"l'4,���������'���������"3Kiwl,^������4,^K*K$,^}tS,tI"S,���������HS:  *  AREVOU INTERESTED 1NB.C.METH0DISM?_1  THENTlJE I  Western Methodist Recorder1  (Published Monthly) |  Is almost indespensible to you. |  No other medium will give you such general and %  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  Manager Methodist-Recorder P. & P. Co., Ltd.   ���������  ���������   Victoria, V. C.  01,OO  -   One Year  "/  X  *********.tt*********.te^  The Loetschen Glacier, in the Swiss  Alps, has ��������� for several years past been  the tomb of three men. Two of them���������  of whom one, a man named Benecke,  was a grandson of Mendelssohn, the  composer���������were lost on the glacier  sixteen years ago.' The third, a Swiss  named Kummer, died on the same  glacier in 1899. Now, after, twelve  years, the river of ice has given up the  body of the Swiss victim, but still  retains those of his two comrades.  A glacier is one of the forms of  escape for the snows which are stored  in the eternal silence of the mountain  tops. The lowest-lying level of the  snow hardens, compressed by the  weight of the snow above, and, governed by gravitation, this hardened snow  slowly but surely slides down the incline on which it rests. It is pressed  harder and harder; all the air is forced  out of it; and at last the matter which  fell as snowtlukes is converted into  ice.  It moves on down the slopes, slowly,  imperceptibly, in stages which only  careful measurement can record. In  the valley it collects in enormous  masses, hundreds of feet deep, like a  river in flood, but solid. The movement is continuous, and the river of  ice, melting when it meets the warmer  air of the lower levels, sends forth  streams which combine to form rivers  to water the plains.  Once' a- man falls from a height on  to a glacier there is practically no escape, unless he lies in such a position  as to be immediately rescued by his  friends. The body is received into the  subBtance of the glacier,' becomes a  part of it, like the stones and powdered rocks which the glacier carries, and  such a body will not be seen again  until the river of ice, having in the  course of years "flowed" a certain, number of miles, reaches a point at which  the body may be discharged from the  ice.  That is what has happened (in the  ca8e> of the unfortunate Rummer,  whose body remained twelve years,  wonderfully preserved, in the Loetschen Glacier. Watchers have all along  been on the look-out for the remains of  the flr^t two; the discovery of Rummer's, body was not expected for some  years. -The exceptional heat of the  summer has, however, melted the ice  more rapidly than usual, and that portion ln which Kummer had fallen was  compelled-unexpectedly tb give up its  secret.  The other men must lie yet longer  in their moving tomb. For some bodies  we have had to wait fifty years and  more, but their appearance in time is  certain.  LIBRARY FOR THE BUND-  WORTHY OBJECT FOR  .      . CHRISTMAS GIVING  I FIRST AVENUE GROCERY  For Bargains  In .Special and Regular Groceries of First Quality  Go to  1706 FIRST AVENUE  Cor. 1st Ave. and Park Drive] W. D. Fowler, Prop.  *************���������>************ <^W^^:������^^*M~!������H***********+4  *  t  X Cor. 1th Ave. and S. Catherines St. Phone Fairmont 1321 *  Willoughby's Cash  Grocery  % ' FRESH GROCERIES, BUTTER, EGGS. FLOUR, VEGETABLES,   %  ������                ���������            ~              and FRUITS. %  *                                                               C -A     *  * TOBACCO, CIGARS and CIGARETTES. 4  * *  * Courteous   Treatment,   Good   Service,   Prompt Delivery    and  4  X                                         Reasonable Prices. 3  * *  ************************^.-*****^^  Last spring a brief article on the  Canadian Free Library for the Blind  appeared in these columns. Tn that  article it was stated that the library,  then at Markham, Ont., was to be removed to Toronto. The removal ~has  .since taken place and the C. F. "Tj. fe.  now occupies quarters at 105 Annette  St., Toronto, Ont.  The Canadian Free Library for the  Blind is attempting to reach and benefit' all the blind of Canada, but it is  encountering' serious obstacles in the  "realization" of this ~Hope~f rom~t he-difficulty in securing names and addresses  of those without sight, from the necessity of canvassing for funds to defray the expenses oL maintenance.  The Board of Management, therefore,  requests all readers of this journal  who are acquainted with blind ' per*  sons not now enjoying the benefits of  the library to send in such names and  addresses to the secretary, S. C. Swift,  to: A., 8 Washington Ave., Toronto,  Ont. It also makes a direct appeal  to the generous Canadian public to  contribute at this joyous^season some  small portion of the wealth with which  it has been blessed during the past  year. All contributions should be sent  to the treasurer, E. \V. Hermon, Esq.,  37 Balmute St., Toronto, Ont.  It is the desire of the C. F. L. B. to  establish a printing department for  the purpose of printing Canadian  texts in embossed type for the use  of the Canadian blind. There is at  present no such establishment in  Canada, with the result that Canadian  literature is practically unavailable to  our sightless citizens. Thirty thousand dollars are required to secure a  sufficient income to make the plan  feasible. Less than a thousand of this  amount is at present-in the treasury of  the C. F. L. B. The library asks the  Canadian people this Christmas to help  it to realize this plan so worthy of  assistance.  PULPWOOD CONSUMPTION, 1910.  A TIMELY WARNING.  In a pamphlet recently issued by the  government, Mr. E. G. Gunther, superintendent of insurance, warns the public to be careful while using lights for  Christmas decorations. "Let there be  no Christmas horrors in British Columbia," he says. Electric light wires  should not be tampered with, and  children should not be allowed to light  candles on Christmas trees.  Nearly six hundred thousand cords  of wood were ground into wood-pulp  by fifty-one pulp mills operating  throughout Canada during 1910. Statistics compiled by the Forestry Branch  of the Department oi- the Interior  show that the total value of this wood  was three million five hundred and  eighty-five thousand dollars, and that  it was converted into four hundred  and seventy-five . thousand tons " ot  wood-pulp. Quebec is the premier  pulp-wood province of Canada because  of its extensive spruce and balsam  forests-.suitable for pulp-wood. The  twenty-five pulp mills in Quebec reported the consumption of fifty-seven  per cent, of the total. for Canada, or  twenty-three thousand cords more  than in y190������. Ontario likewise increased the amount consumed in its  fifteen pulp mills by over twenty thousand cords and used over one-third ot"  the total consumption, forming with  Quebec ninety-two per cent of the  total. The mills 'of Nova Scotia consumed nearly thirty thousand cords.  New Brunswick used barely one-fifth  as much as In 1909, contributing in  that year fifteen per cent, of the total.  In 1910 the amount used was only two  per cent, of the total, due chiefly to  the closing of one large plant. The  average value of pulpwood in 1910 was  six dollars per cord, and Quebec was  the one province in which the price  was leas in 1910 than in 1909. The  price' in this province fell off thirty-  five cents to five dollars and a half per  cord. The highest price paid was in  Ontario, where it averaged seven dollars, while pulpwood from-Nova Scotia  at four dollars and sixty cents per  cord was the cheapest.  HOLES IN THE AIR.  A little while ago everybody used to  think that tbe air was somewhat like  the water of the ocean,'and that it  spread and filled all the space above  and around us. .Would it not be an  uncomfortable thing when sailing  down a river to find a hole in the  water���������just an emptiness���������into whi :li  the boat tumbled? The boat would  then-suddenly lurch and topple down  the strange pit. J  . Yet this sometimes happens to men  when they are up in the sky on a flying machine, said Mr. Shaw at the  British. Association. There are holes  in the air across whicii it Is impossible  for'an airman to travel; his machine  suddenly dips and fafls. arid if he does  not,quickiy reach a flowing stream "f  wind-he may have a serious accident  Men of science are trying to. find out  how these, holes in .the air are formed.  WHAT A  GREAT  STOFvM  MEANT  TO   INDIA  We often hear the phrase "the balance of Nature," ancl we sometimes  hear that this balance has been upset,  either_by the stupidity of man or from  other causes.- 7fhe~u"pset~Vesults~"in"  plagues of insects, of birds, of rats and  mice, and , so forth." Official returns  from India show us what an upsetting  of tlie balance of Nature may mean  when "Nature herself is the offender.  During 1909 parts of India suffered  from a cyclone which caused a tidal  wave that swept inland and drowned  great numbers of animals. Among  the victims were herds of deer. Consequently there was a shortage of  these animals in the following twelve  months. Now, these deer form part  of .the natural food of the tiger, and  these terrible animals, lacking their  normal supply, had to seek fresh food.  So they ate human beings instead of  deer! A tiger, once a man-eater, is always a -uian-eater, so that we have a  range of country given over very largely to these fearful brutes where^pre-  viously man-eaters were rare. That  is one effect of that fatorm.  But heavy floods were experienced  in other parts also, notably in Eastern  Bengal and Assam. The effect there  was to drive numbers of snakes from  their homes. Their native haunts  were under water; their food supply  was restricted; they had to seek their  living among the higher-lying homes  of men. The consequence was that  they killed over 1100 more people in  1910 than in 1909, the number of deaths  they caused last year ueing no fewer  than 22,478.  ' Snakes and animals destroyed nearly  25,0u0 human beings in India in 1910���������  the population o~ a town as big as  Canterbury. The ' following figures  show the animals which were the offenders, and the numbers of lives they  destroyed: Elephants, 55; tigers, 853;  leopards, 351; bears, 109; wolves, 319;  hyenas, 25; other animals, 688; snakes,  22,478. In addition, over 93.000 cattle  were,, killed by various kinds of wild  beasts.  Young &  Thompson  Cash Grocers  and  Provision Merchants  Apples  Extra Choice Eating Apples  3 lbs. 25c  E*tra Choice Eating Apples  4 lbs. 25c  Good Cooking Apples,  6 lbs. 25c  Per Box $1.50, $1.75, $1.85',  $2.00, $2.25, $2.50  Evaporated Fruit  New Prunes, - 3 lbs. 25c  Prunes, in 1-lb. Cartoons,  2 lbs. 25c  Extra Choice Eating Figs,  21bs. 25e  Extra large, per lb. - 15c  Crystalized Cherries, lb. 50c  Canned Fruits  Extra Large Can Peaches,  regular 35c for 25c  Apricots, " 35c for 25c  Pears, per tin - 25c  Strawberries, per tin 2&  Red Pitted Cherries, tiii 2������e  Lombard Plums, 3 tint ^c  Fruits in Glass  J. A. Sharwood & Co., London, Eng  Fruit Salads, per glass 60c  Macedoines in Syrupy  per bottle 60c  Pure Calves-foot Jelly,  . wine flavors, per bottle 25c  Raspberry Jelly, bottle   25c  Orange Jelly, per bottie 25c  Raisins ami Currants  ExtraChoice Seeded Raisins,  3 pkts. 25c  Valencia Raisins, 2 lbs. 25c  Sultana Raisins, per lb. 15c  Table Raisins, extra fancy,  perlb. '25c  Currants, recleaned, lb. 10c  2 pkts. 25c  New Peels  Citron Peel, per lb. , ---"15c  Lemon and Orange mixed, ,:..''���������  ' 2 lbs. 25c  leave ^foiir  Now Ior MeySf fcesoi  Ducks and Mens.  Large Supply of tlie  Best always on Hand.  XOTZOE TO  CMDXTOM.  TAKE NOTICE that Frederick Wills,  Fainter, 441 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B. C, pn the 19th day of October  unsigned all his estate of R. L. Malt-  land, Clerk, 415 Winch Buiiaing, Vancouver, B. C, for the benefit of hi3  creditors.  A meeting of creditors will be held at  415 Winch Building, Vancouver, B. C.  on the 7th dav of November, 1911, at 5  o'clock in, the afternoon.  Creditors are requested to send in  their claims duly verified to the Assignee, 415 Winch Building, Vancouver, on  or before the 1st day of December, 1911.  and tlie Assignee will then proceed to  distribute the estate, having regard only  to claims filed.  Dated ifhis 24th day of October, 1811.'  BURNS & WALKER,-  -    Solicitors for the Assignee.  LAND ACT.  New WestminsteV Land District.  y New Westminster District.  TAKK NOTICE, that F. T. Piercy  Cond, of Vancouver, surveyor, Intends to  apply for permission ������o purchase the following described lands: Commencing at  the northwest corner of Lot 1410; thence  east 27 chains to the west boundary of  lot 2522 G.,-1; thence north 40 chains;  thence west-20 chains; thence north 40  chains; thence' West 20 chains; thence  north 10 chains more or less to the south  boundary of Lot 2524, O. 1; thence west  SO chains, more or less, to the shore of  Sechclt Inlet; thence southeasterly along'  the shore line to point of commencement,  containing 200 acres more or less.  Locnted on the 12th day of October.  1911.  Dated 31st October, 1911.  ���������      .. F. T. PIERCY  COND.  W, .T. PASCOE, Ager.t.  NOTICE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that  an apnlication will be made to the  Legislative Assembly of tho-Province or  British Columbia at its next session Cor  an. act to incorporate an Educational  Institution and being' the Theological  College in connection with and. under  the authority of the General Conference  of the Methodist Church of Canada, with  power to hold,. possess and enjoy real  and personal property within the Prov^  ince, and to lease, mortgage, sell and  transfer the name; also with power to  borrow or loan money,and to give or\  receive-security therefor; also with  power to organize and teach classes in  Theological and allied subjects;-to affiliate with other educational institutions,  confer degrees in Divinity and generally  to exercise and. enjoy such other rights,  powers and privilege* as are usually  possessed  by  Theological  Colleges.  Dated this 20th day of November. A. D.  1911.     .���������-... ?  TAYLOR. HARVEY. 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The life-beat returned to the rock,  where the tour lighthouse men sent  to relieve Brand were now helping the  sailors to cany the injured men downstairs -and assisting the sick to reach  the entrance.  As soon as this second batch was  transferred to the tug, the vessel  started for Penzance; the Trinity tender would land the others..  There was a scene of intense enthusiasm when the steamer reached the  dock.   The vociferous cheering of the  "I will not be very, entertaining, I  fear, but the young' people will have  plenty to tell you. "  "For goodness' sake, Etta, don't  class yourself among the old fogies,'  cried Mr. Traill. "Look at .me; fifty  five and lively as a grasshopper."  "Please, is Mamie 'n' me 'vited,  too?" whispered Elsie to Pyne.  "You two chicks will be curled up  among the leathers at eight o'clock,'  he told h&r. "Don't you go andyvorry  about any dinner-parties. The sooner  you go to sleep, the quicker you'll  wake up in the morning, and then  we're going out to hunt���������for what, do  you think?"  "Candies," said  Mamie.  "Toys," cried Elsie, going one better.  "We're just going" to find two of the  loveliest and frilliest and pinkie3t-  cheeked 'dolls you ever saw. ��������� They'll  A waiter interrupted their joyous  chatter at its highest. He bsnt over  Mr.   Traill   and   discreetly    com eyed  am delighted," cried thei billion- ed" ai? emphatic order to Stanhope to  henrtnv    "Himw him in flt nn(.������" remain where he was, and Pyne mur-  sorae communication.  ���������   "1  aire heartily.   "Show him in at once.  He rose from" his chair to do honcr mV.^eU to mJn;   ', -4 .     .     ���������, ,,,  j    "Guess she's right, anyhow.    We'll  aU feel a heap better in the morning."  The person who exhibited the clearest signs of- distress was -Lady Mar-  to an unexpected guest.  "You will all be pleased to hear," he  explained, "that Mr. Brand is ashore,  and has come to see us.''  Mrs. Vansittart stifled the cry on  her lips. The slight color which had  crept Into her pale cheeks yielded to  the deathly'hue. It chanced that the  others   were  looking  expectantly  to  garet. Her position was one of extraordinary difficulty. Three of the actors in the breathless scene which had  been sprung on her with the suddenness of an explosion   were   absolute  wards the door and did not notice her.' strangers in her life before that even-  Brand entered. In acknowledging in?; .  Mr. Traill's cordial welcome he smil-f BrJand0s'ie ^ew, indeed, but only by  ingly explained his presence. ������S������J She. had *������* Constance and  "'My superiors sent me emphatic' Emd occasionally, at arms length so  orders to clear out," he -said, "so I to sPeak- regarding, them truly as dan-  had no option but to obey. I conveyed f^���������!?���������!!.?Jf������������������������A���������-?,re ���������*T^  Mr. Emmett to suitable quarters and  hastened home,  but found  that    the  deep have blue eyes as big as yours, Elsie, . ,      .       . ,    , ,  there,! and their lips will be as red and round !��������� ?irl? W(:re Paying truant.   My house-  search.1 as  yours,- Mamie.     They'll, talk .and I keeper-insisted that I should eat, else  -and say air sorts of things'when  she would not be satisfied that I still  Kvrecked     people.      So,   after  a   few  words of farewell for the hour, Stan-,  hope piloted  them to a  waiting  carriage and drove away with them. |  Mrs.:Vansittart did not emerge from'  her cabin until the deck was deserted.  She found, Mr. Trail) looking for her.  In a neat. h'ia:':i dress and feather hat  she was' rehabilitated.- .  .   "Vv'liy iidu't you show up earlier?"  he  asked   in   good-humtored   surprise/  "The  breeze  on   deck  was  first-rate.  It brought the,color into many.-a pale _ marriage was fixed for to-day?  ���������cheek.'' And   the   way  in   which the'  crowd let itself go was splendid.   Look  bt these .waiting thousands���������quivering j  yet with excitement! "7    .,��������� y I  "I am worn out," she said quietly;:  "take me to your hotel.   You have en-'  ' "She held out her hand.   It was cold  and trembling.  "Don't be afraid," he said gently  patting her on the shoulder as one  might reassure a. timid child. "Sit  down and hold the rope. The basket  cannot possibly be overturned."  Pyne, helping to unload the tremulous passengers beneath, noted the  lady's attitude, and added a fresh memorandum to the stock he had" already  accumulated.  *;Who is that?" asked -Brand from  the purser, who stood beside hiai.  "Mrs. Vansittart."  ;  Brand experienced a momentary surr  prise.  '.'She seemed to avoid me," he  thought, but "the- incident did not linger in his mind.  The life-boat, rising and falling ou  the .strong and partly broken swell, required the  most expert  management  If the weary people on the rock were   gaged rooms there, I suppose  to be taken off in safety. ' : "Of course."  When Constance and Enid, followed "When do you purpose leaving Pen-  by Stanhope,  reached the boat after  zance?"  giving Brand  a  farewell  hug,  there  ��������� .-".Well-r-er���������that is part of the ex-  was no more room.  'The crew pulled   planatlon I promised you." -...."  loff: towards the  waiting vessel,  and  '���������   "We can talk  matters over in the  here " a  specially  prepared ���������' gangway  hotel.   Where is your, nephew?" '-.-.,  rendered   the   work of transhipment .   For the  firsi "time he marked her  easy.   ' ; air of constraint.  Mr. Traill was leaning over the bul- "Believe me, Etta," he said hurried-  parkas the life-boat ranged alongside/ ly. "that what I have to tell you will  He singled out Eyne at dnce, and come as a great surprise, but it should  gave him a cheery cry of recognition, foe a pleasant one." ���������".:;���������  At first he could not distinguish Mrs. "Anything that gratifies you will be  Vansittart, and, indeed, It must be .welcomed by "me," she said simply,  confessed that- he -was striving most "You have not said where Charlie is."  earnestly to descry one face which "Hiding in that shed. He refused  bad come back to him out of the dis- Mr. Stanhope's offer of a rig-out on  tant years. i ;hoard.     In  his  present   disguise, he  When his glance fell on Enid, his passes as a stoker, and everybody  nephew who' was thinking how best wants to see' the man who saved all  to act under the circumstances, was  bf you."  assured that the father saw in the girl "Have you a closed carriage here?"  the living embodiment of her mother, j    "YeB."  He thought it would be so.   His own i" '  recollection of his aunt's portraits had i UB-  already helped him to this conclusion, , ***}*[ he. " conscious of <a bar-  and how much more startling must a g?^���������****. but he attributed  flesh and blood creation be than the'" mood to the strain she, had under-  effort of an artist to place on canvas. G������?e  .townspeople      smothered    the  agony of  some  who    waited  knowing all too well they would search  in vain  for  their loved  ones among say   ~..~ ������������������,.,. .... ������������������...��������� ,,.. ���������..������u0.,-���������..���������.., ���������  these whom death had spared. | you pinch their little waists;    So you -j live<rhlb���������  * came ��������� -e as 1u,ck,y aa  The two girls modestly escaped at 'two hurry up  after you've had your, PPg101^' n -        traveling  the  earliest  moment  from   the  shed  supper, say   your prayers   and   close1; J* l������������.to"SSthpr or tUi niispnt  used as a reception-room.   All the in- -your eyes, and when you open them 'J?,��������� ������n������,J������ v-nJmn?t   ���������  habitants knew them personally or by you'll be able to yell for me to-flnd le,JLon j!113;.    *"���������?p ;1Ptr,fIpf,    ThP  ������ight;   they  attracted   such  attention  that doll-store mighty sharp." |;���������    ^' *? ,������f ,������,if'^   ���������J  that they gladly relinquished to other      "Say   Charlie,-"  cried  his  uncle,, "Upokcn glee of the girls at his appean  hands any further charge ot the ship- never, heard you reel dff a screw lik<j ance, died away in his ears in hollow  able sons were concerned. Enid had  justified her suspicions, and her ladyship had yielded so far as to give her  approval to an engagement she could  not preven*  (ContinueJ Next Week.)       ft  that before. Now, if I didn t kno^ echoes. His eyes, frowning beneath  you.were a confirmed young bachelor, wrinkied brows, seem to ask if he  I would begin to-, have suspicions; Were not the victim of some unnervlns  Anyhow, here's the hotel." 7  hallucination.     They   were   fixed on  yrwo hours   later,   when uncle  and! Mrs.   Vansittarfs   face   with  an all-  nephew    met    in the private sitting^ absorbing intensity, and  his set lipa  room where busy waiters were makj and clenched hands showed how utter-' phone  ing preparations  for    dinner,    Traill ly'irresistible was the knowledge that, J  drew the younger, man to the privacy indeed, he was not deceived���������that he'  of a window recess. I was gazing at a living,- breathing per-   -  - -  "Charlie," he confided, "affairs are; sonality, and not at some phantom pro-  in a tangle.    Do you realize that mjt. duct of a surcharged brain  MRS. W. O'DELL  POPULAR   nUSIC   TEACHER  Has re-opened her Studio  Term'Commencing .Sept. 5  Children a specialty.    For terms apph  175 Broadway W.  Fairmont 903    Mount Pleasant  THE' WONDERFUL. EYE THAT,7,  IS  MADE  IN   DARKNESS  Professor J. S.' MacDonald. is a man  of science who studies the way our",  bodies are made. "At the recent meeting of the British Association, he said  he was full of-wonder at the manner  in* which the human eye was formed.  The eye is an exquisite instrument  which can act only under the influence  of light; yet it is made in a strange  darkness before a baby is born into'  the world. The eyeball does not de-*  velop under the influence of light, yet  it is of no use until light falls upon it.  Professor MacDonald went on to say  that he thinks the human urain is like  the human eye. It is a thing which  has become an instrument for' a  strange outside force���������the soul. The  eye can only see when the light plays  on it; the, brain can only understand  when it becomes an instrument for an  outside spiritual influence. During  sleep the outside spi..aial influence  cannot act on it.  The brain is like an instrument for  receiving messages by wireless telegraphy. It is only a piece of mechanism���������a piece of animal mechanism,-but'  a higher, intelligent power now employs it: Perhaps the brain of animals  is not perfect enough tor a soul power  to play on it, as a musician plays on a  piano.  <i.i  - w  " .'    fiA.':~  - - -.'���������- y  f- il  .s  t .  .1  "That's so," was the "laconic an-1  swer. .;... 7 ..--..',.���������.. -,  "Of course: the wedding was postponed by fats- and, to add to my perplexities, there' is a new attitude on  Mrs. Vansititart's-part.. It puzzles me.  We have been friends for some years,  as you know.   It seemed to be a p?r-  She, too, yielding before' the sud>  denness of an ordeal she had striven  to avoid, betrayed by her laboring bosom that she was under the spell ol  some excitement of overwhelming  power. * 1  She-managed to gain her feet. The  consciousness that Constance, Enid,  Lady Margaret even, "were looking at  fectly natural outcome of our mutual, her and at Brand with amazed anx������  "Let us go.   Charlie can come witb  the fugitive expression which constitutes the greatest charm of a mobile  countenance.  Enid, having heard so - much about  Mr. Pyne's uncle, was innocently curious to meet' him. At first she was  vaguely bewildered. The sunken eyes  were fixed on hers with an intensity  that gave her a.momentary Bense of  embarrassment. .Luckily the,, exigencies of the'-hour: offered!slight scope  to emotion. All things - were unreal,  out of draw ing with previous expert-  IV'ences of her welHordered life. The  Irregular..-swaying of the boat and the  j? tug seemed to typify the new phase.  Pyne swung himself to the steamer's  deck  before   the   gangway   was  [|made fast, thereby provoking a loud  ^outcry from the deserted children.  Grasping his unclfe's hand,; he said:  "Wait until you read Brand's letter.  , No lone else knows."  So| Mr. Traill, with fine self-control,  greeted Mrs. Vansittart affectionately, and handed,her over to a stewardess; who took her to a cabin specially  prepared'fdr;^^^^  words   were   not   quite what he expected. 1  "Don't   kiss   me,"   she   murmured,  '"and please don't look at me.   In my  present condition I cannot bear it."  Relatives of the shipwrecked passengers and crew, many of whom were  waiting in Penzance were not- allowed  on board.7 This arrangement was  tnade by Mr. Traill after consulting a  Iocal committee organized to help the  infortunates   .who    needed   help    so  1 greatly.   The unanimous opinion was  expressed that a  few lady members  of   the .committee, supplied with an  'abundance of clothing, etc., would afford   prompt  relief to the  sufferers,  |r .whilst the painful scenes which must  follow the meeting of survivors with  their friends   would  cause confusion  and delay on the vessel.  ' '-' Pyne watching all these things, saw  {/ that Mrs. Vansittart did not meet his  in the shed they found Pyne; with  hiin were the orphaned children;  there was none to meet them. Kind  offerB were made to care for them until their relations should be forthcoming, but the man to whom they clung  would not listen to any such proposal. .. y'-..-".  "I guess they're happy with me," he  feaid. ',*I will see them through their  present trouble." y  Childlike,- they had eyes and" ears  only for the prevalent excitement. At  last Elsie asked him:  !'Where*s mamma? You said she was.  nick.   But the men haven't carried her  liking ifor each other that we should  agree to pass our declining years to-j  gether. She is a very beautiful and.  accomplished woman', but she makes  no secret of her age, aiid the match  was a suitable one in every respect."  "You can see as far through a" stone  wall'as most people.'?.-  , Pyne  kne w that his  uncle's. sharp  eyes w;ere regarding him steadily, but  he continued to gaze into, the street  There was a moment's hesitation  before Mr. Traill growled:  "You young dog, you have seen it,  too. Mrs. Vansittart avoids me.  Something has ��������� happened.. , She has  changed her mind. Do you think she  has heard about Edith?"    '  "Edith! Oh, of course���������Enid must  be christened afresh. - No'; that isn't  it. It would not be fair to you to say  that I think you are mistaken. But,  from what I know of the lady, I feel  .sure she will meet you fairly when the  time comes."  "Ah, you agree with me, then?"  "In admitting a doubt���������in advising  the delay youhave already suggested  yes."  She told you what I had written?".  iety, Berved to strengthen her for a  supreme effort.  "Mr. Stephen Brand���������and I���������are old  acquaintances," -sRe- gasped. "He  may misunderstand ��������� my presence  here���������to-night. Indeed���������in this instance���������I am not to blame. I could  hot���������help myself. I am always���������trying to explain���������but somehow���������I nevei  fcucfieed.    Oh'"  With an agonized sigh she swayed  listlessly and would have falen had  'riot Pyne caught her.  ' But she was desperately determined  not. to faint���������there. This was her  world, the world of society. She  would not yield in Its presence.  Her eyes wandered vaguely, help  lessly, from the face of the man towards the others. Constance had hastened to her assistance, and the knowledge that this was so seemed to stimulate her to a higher degree. With fine  courage she grasped the back of a  chair and summoned a wan smile to  her aid.  "You will forgive me���������if I 'eave  you," she- murmured. "I am ao tired���������  so very- tired."  She walked' resolutely towards the  mi9*mmi9Am.mi44m,mmmmfjmmm  PROF.eOWAN  EXPERT TEACHER of  Violin, Man- '  dolin,   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  1 \  WiWa������WWNNMMMt������  E������������������������������������**������������������������������������������������������������'l">������������������������������  HILLCREST P. 0. BOX 15  PHONE: Fairanat M4 j;  "More than that, she asked me if I  door.  Brand    drew aside that she  in7 the  off the ship,,an*-she wasn't  .poatyy-; ;������������������.---   .��������� ���������;*..yv,-,.i,-,:-.;.,  "Don't you worry, Elsie," he said.  ���������'I'm going to take you to a big house  where you will find everything fixed  Just right."  His uncle and Mrs. Vansittart approached. ;-��������� The lady's face was no  longer hidden.  "What are you going to do with  those children?" she inquired.  "There's none here;to claim them,"  jbe.jaid^^l^anltje.t^the  that haphazard way." - -  "Let me help you  privilege."  was aware of its explanation."  "And you said?"  "Exactly what I said to you. You  are both sensible people. I can hardly  imagine, that any misunderstanding  can exist after.an hour's talk."  Mr. Traill looked at his watch. A  carriage stopped at the-hotel.  "Here's, Stanhope, and his mother,"  cried Pyne; so his uncle hurried off to' ye*���������,  j receive his guests.  Lady Margaret was a well-preserved  woman of aristocratic pose.   But her  might pass. He looked at her no more.  His wondering daughter saw that big  drops of perspiration stood on bis  forehead.      '  . Mr. Traill, no less astonished than  ,the rest offered to conduct Mrs. Vansittart to her room.  "No," she said, "I will go alone.   I  am used   to  it now, after  so many  serenity was disturbed. Although the  land was ringing with the fame of her  son's exploit, arid her mother's heart  was throbbing with pride, there had  There was a ring of heartfelt bitterness in her voice which appealed to  more than one of the silent listeners.  , As the door closed behind her,  Brand seemed to recover his senses.  "I ; must ask your pardon, Mr.  Traill,"  he said, quietly.    "I assume  been, tearful  hours of vigil  for her.ithat the ,ady who has *U8t left U8 m  Not without a struggle had she abandoned her hope that he would make a  well-endowed match.  When Constance and Enid arrived  she was very stately and dignified,  scrutinizing, with all a mother's incredulity,; the girl who had caused her  It Is a woman's  She stooped towards the tiny, mites.  "You dear little babes," she said  softly, ''I "can take mother's place for  ft time." '  They knew her quite well, of course,  bnd she seemed to be so much kinder  jind nicer now! in\her smart clothes  than she was in the crowded disorder  bf the bedroom.- 7  Mamie looked at Elsie, and the self-  reliant Elsie said valiantly:  "Mamie 'n' me '11 be glad, if Mr.  Pyne comes too."  Mr. Traill, who had never before  jseen tears in Mrs. Vansittarfs eyes,  found a ready excuse for her womanly  sympathy.      .   * '   ���������    .  "ItseemB to me," he said genially,  "we are7all of one mind. Come this  way, Etta. And mind you stick close  to Us, Charlie, or the hall porter will  Ithrow you out if you attempt to enter  uncle with the eagerness of a woman ���������.     ... .    ....      .        ���������-  restored to the arms of the man she <h������ ,ho?I������,tl,������tfl co"t"���������������';.  ������.. '.'>������������* ��������������� m-rrv , He   rattled   on   cheerfull  cheerfully,   telling  Jipt expect to see ; me here to-night.  Jt would be idle to deny, that the meeting was a shock to both of us. It revived painful memories."  ���������Mr. Traill, scarce knowing what he  said, so taken aback was he, exclaim-  Si hastily:  ^."Mrs.-^Vansittart^claimed-you as an  old acquaintance.    The odd thing is  YOUNq & YOUNGy  PLUMBING and STEAMFITTING; HOT WATER J  HEATING and STOVE CONNECTIONS;  GENERAL REPAIRS.  First-class work guaranteed.  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Pleasant  Jelly's Express  and Baggage Transfer  Stand���������Main and Broadway  Phone - Fairmont Q4B  Under New Management _._   Meals  -   20c  Lady Margaret drew the timid girl How should I, the recluse, hear of her?  nearer and kissed her. i And ln y������ur flrst message to the rock  "My dear," she whispered, "I am  beginning to understand why Jack  loves you. He is my only son, but  you are worthy of him." |  Mrs. Vansittarfs appearance created  a timely diversion.       Sheo had  B. C. Cafe  Meal Ticket $3.75  Short Orders a Specialty.  The most Up-to-date'place to eat on the Hill.  All home cooking.      Quick service. .  2611 MAIN STREET S. ONlSHl,7Prop.  was about to marry.  She  was  distraught,  aloof  in  her! an the  storekeepers  in  the  town  il dreadfully callous to feminine reouire".  manner,_apparently; interested only in ; jhey were needed| would WRjt on them ' '- Iy c,inouB lo Ie,?,n,ne re(lu'r������-  Ithem how clothiers and milliners, and grave    defect    in  my  obtained a black lace dress. It accentuated the settled pallor of her  Trace, but she was perfectly self-pos-  sessed, and uttered a nice , womanly  compliment to the two girls, who wore  white deml-tollette cotsumes.  : "You look delightful," - she said  ywhen all ls said and done, we women  should never despise our wardrobe.  That marvelous  lighthouse  had   one  eyes.    It  was  you called her Etta. When I knew her  her name was Nanette, for the lady  who calls herself Mrs. Vansittart was  my wife, is yet for aught I know to  the contrary."  in utmost agitation.    "Do you ������mean! f******************<^*l^** **************************  ������4 if ���������    "   '  his eager assurance that  she would  ^���������find an assortment of new garments  In the cabin.  The   millionaire   himself   was   too  flustered to draw nice distinctions between the few words she spoke and  what he; expected her to say.    When  she   quitted  him  he  walked' towards  the group of young people.   They wer<������  .laughingly exchanging news and ban-  ' iter as if all that had gone before were  the events of a lively picnic.   At last,-  whe inet Enid.*  *7' .Pyne  introduced his uncle, and  it  was a trying experience for this nian  to stand face to face with his daugh-J  ter.    In each  quick flash of  her delighted  eyes,  in:every tone    of    hei'  sweet voice, in every winsome sniile  fyand graceful  gesture, he  caught  and'  fcSvivified long-dormant memories of nisi  ^greatly loved wife of nineteen  years  ago. y  Somehow he was glad Mrs. Vansit-;  tart had not lingered by his side.  The  at the hotel.  In a couple of hours," he said,  you  ments."  Here waB a woman rejuvenated, restored    to   her natural  surroundings.  that she is my mother?"  "Yes, dear one, she is.    But let ua'  go now.    I f������?ar my home-coming Kne  brought   misery    in Its train.   I am  sorry indeed.    It was wholly unexpec-!  ted.     Poor   Nanette!     She  ever   de-1  ceived herself.    I suppose she hoped  to avoid me, as if fate forgot the tear* j  In the comedy of life."  ;   "Can I not go to her?" asked Constance white-faced and trembling.       I  .   "No,   my   child, you xannot.    Has  she claimed you?    She cast you off  once.   I might have forgiven her many  ''you must excuse me",   I���������"-  "Now, Etta, my dear, yqu will not  (desert us to-night. Why, it 'seemed  to me to be the only way in which we  *ould all come together at once. 1  am only too sorry that Mr. Brand cannot be present. Surely he might have'  been spared from further duty at the  lighthouse after what/he has endured."  "They offered to relieve him at  'once, but he declined," said Pyne. ;  i He looked out of the window of the  'carriage in which they were driving  to the hotel. Constance had told him  of the dinner arrangement, but he  discovery of Enid's identity involved ->isjied to ascertain if the definite ab:  considerations so complex and utterlv jeenee of the ligluhouse-keeper would  unforeseen that he needed time and .tend t0 reassure Mrs. Vansittart. |  anxious thought to arrange his plansy He. was-.not mistaken. She did nol  for the future. I reP'>' at once.   W;hen she spoke it wal  both can  obtain sufficient things  to They accounted for the subtle change  things���������never    that.      Come,    Enid  render you presentable for a day or in her by the fact that they had seen ���������  jtwo.    Don't forget we dine at eight her  hitherto  under unfavorable con-  We ought to be a jolly party.   I have  ditlons.      Even    Pyne,    not    wholly  asked  Stanhope and his mother and  pleased with her in the past, found his  'those two girls to join us." i critical judgment  yielding  when  she  "Oh," cried Mrs. Vansittart faintly,  apologized sweetly to Lady Margaret  with a sigh of relief.  for her tardiness.  "There were two little children  saved from the wreck. Poor little  mites, how they revelled in a hot  bath! I could not leaver them until  they were asleep."  "1 needed two hot baths," said Pyne.  "No. 1 dug me out of the shell, and No.  2.helped'me������������������ to recognize myself."  During dinner there was much to  tell and to hear. Mrs. Vansittart said  little, save to interpose a word now  and then when Constance or Enid  would have skimmed too 'lightly the  record of their own services.  They did not hurry over the mea!.  Aii were in the best possible spirits,  and the miseries of tbe Gulf Rock  might never have existed for this  lively company were it not that four  among them bore, clear tokens of the  What need^for your tears? We faced  worse, troubles together three days  ago, and you, at any rate, can look forward to happiness. Good-by, Lady  Margaret, and you, too, Mr. Traill. I  will see you to-morrow, I hope. Forgive me for my unconscious share in  this night's suffering."       ���������  CHAPTER XVII.  MRS. VANSITTART GOES HOME  Stephen Brand and the t\vo girls ���������>.  passed silently down the broad stairs j t  of the hotel unaccompanied by any o{i .C  the others.' There was nothing incom������ | ���������>  There is Only One  Semi* Ready  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.  I  *  *  *  ot\t  .. ���������  j deprivations they had endured.  prehensible in this, nor any savor  discourtesy^  i.-- In" the first place, Mr. Traill was scj! '���������*  j profoundly shocked by the lighthouse-;! 'C  ! keeper's  revelation, that he   collapsed > -I*  into a chair and remained'there,'bow^i ������  ed.and -wordless,  for  many minutes. |X  Both Pyne and Stanhope did move to-!-I-  wards the door, but Enid,. watchful; | ������ THOMAS & McBAIN    .519 GRANVILLE ST,  self-sacrificing,   eager  to  save   those i 4.  .she loved-from further pain, telegraph- *-������������������-"  SemHReady Tailoring  t  V  ���������***>���������?���������?���������?*>  **** ********** ���������Jrl^*^^****'A******  . r ,    .   - t t  ���������" A       \  THE WESTERN CALL.  4***4\&********************    V������t^.������������.c>v^f^^t44t4.;..}4.y.y.t..i.^^.y.yy4y^  'I  m  1  W"  *i  Our stock is overflowing with beauti- .������������������������������������"���������  ful 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  i  Is a marvel of value and makes a  handsome gift.  Jeweller & Diamond Specialist  | 143 Hastings Street, W. -ji  ���������<'������<"l"l"t"t"i"Ii:"I"Ill!"l"t"t"������<M"M"l">������  ���������H������t"M"M"t">������'t"8-4"l"l"t"l"H-l"t"t"a"I'������!'  11< 111111 I I I I t l V V-'l "    4.4M'fr'M'<'MllM''MM>'>,frK^<l^ii''iwfr ;  1 Sanitary Market |  :: 2513 MAIN STREET, Near Broadway  We have a complete stock of  | HEAT, FISH AND POULTRY \  -ALSO-  I Egf������s> 3wtter and Pelicatessen |  Given AWay SATURDAY, PEC. 16th, at 8 p. m.  ;   ONE CHANCE WITH EVERY PURCHASE.  J No Credit.        No Pelivery.        Strictly Casli. J  We give you the benefit of all expense of delivery and  book-keeping.  Thi* 14 an IHaEPtHQtHT Market  CEDAR COTTAGE AND  SOUTH VANCOUVER  The schools are to close for Christmas holidays on Friday, 22nd inst.,  when the schools announce various  closing exercises in connection with  the breaking-up. :        7  Cedar Cottage scholars have arranged a concert for December 20th  at Marfew Hall, the proceeds to be  devoted to the school library fund.  Carlton school will give an entertainment in Carlton Hall on December  22nd, whilst France Avenue school  will occupy the Municipal Hall on the  same date.  Some 60 trees are to be planted at  carlton school grounds next Saturday  by the Reeve, Council and School  Trustees in person, whilst parents ot'  the scholars will also be invited to  assist. .  Whilst a man named Jackson was  felling a tree last Sunday near his new  bungalow on Earls road, the tree toppled over and fell through the roof,  causing over $100 damage.  After the holidays savings banks for  the children will be started in connection with each school.  on Fraser street, were arrested last  week. Captured in the very act of  entering a house on 62rid avenue, they  were found -to possess a large assortment of keys but nd weapons. Justice McArthur, sitting in camera  gave the youthful offenders a serious  lecture and impressed upon them-the  grave consequences a "repetition of  such an offense would involve.  Cedar Cottage Flre Brigade Flying  Squad intend to have a ball at Marfew  Hall on Thursday, December 21st.  The B. C. E. Railway are making  good progress with the extension of  track from Rosenberg road to the  Eburne line. The rails are now laid  as far as River road and the work  will be completed in a few days..  ������|������t*'l'������������'l"l"l"l'>t"K"t"I"l"I"l"l"H'������'l"l"I"t'   **************************  '^���������������������������Mm^****'}-*****  t'l"l"l"l'������|i"I">"l"l"l"l"l"i"l'<"<"l"l"i"t"l"l"l'*'  | Sto YTWS   3AKBRY il  GRANDVIEW'S BEST FOR  Genuine Home Made .Bread  Pastries, Cakes and Christmas Cake  WTDDOWSON'S TEA  J   Ptyrity,  Cleanliness and Sanitation are marked features.  1605 PARK PRIVE  Mr. G. H. Woolbridge, residing on  Harley road near Earls road, Colling'  wood, was horrified to find last Saturday on returning from work, that his  wife was dead and the five weeks old  baby , girl unconscious. The doctor  summoned was of opinion; that the  mother had been dead some hours, but  thought the baby might recover. The  injuries in each case were occasioned  by razor cuts on the throat and Mr.  Woolbridge expressed an opinion that  his wife had, owing to temporary insanity, taken her own life and attempted that of the baby.' Deceased  lady was only 26 years of age and had  been married two years. Locally an  opinion has heen expressed that It is  not a case of suicide and the police  are anxiously investigating as to  whether any' suspicious characters  were seen in the locality about this  time. So far no trace of any has been  discovered. An inquest is to' be held  by Coroner Jeffs and this may elicit  some explanatory" evidence. The' baby  is reported to be recovering.  The "Flying Squad" of the Cedar  Cottage Fire Brigade made a test run  last week with a horse and., reel. The  distance covered was half a mile in  two minutes. The team was driven  by Captain D. Smith.  Mr. F.'.'N. Hirst,;manager of the.local  branch of the Bank of Hamilton/has  been appointed secretary-treasurer for  the next twelve months for Flre HaU  No. 2.  Another candidate for Keeve has  come forward in the person of Mr. J.  A._ Kerr, who has consented to run at  the request of several prominent local  men. Mr. Kerr is well known a*  chairman of the Main Street Improvement Association. He announces a  platform of progress and includes in  his program annexation, more light  and water at cheaper rates, sewerage,  a properly organized engineering department and other improvements. He  would also support the widening of  Westminster road and car line extension via Commercial street. Cedar Cottage, to the Victoria road line.  Mr. R. S. Hodgson is the candidate  announced by the Ratepayers' Association, whilst Mr. R. McBride presents himself as a third candidate.  The Ratepayers' Association! candidates for the Council are now as follows: Ward 1, Mr. J. B. Todertck;  Ward 2, Mr, F. E. Elliott?; Ward 3,;a varied,  Mr. J. B���������vMartin; Ward 4, Mr. J.Third;  Ward 5, Mr. Stuart Campbell.  Local and  Otherwise  The Junior and Primary departments  of Mt. Pleasant Methodist Church will  have their Christmas tree on Thursday, December 2lst:  Dr. Brydone-Jack's instrument case,  valued at about $30, was stolen from  his automobile last Monday night as  the machine was standing on the  street in front of his residence, at 1946  Main street.  Miss Adelaide Heston, formerly of  Spring dl ill, N. S., was married to Milton Rheinhartl Thorns of Vancouver,  in the pastor's study of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church, on the evening of Friday last, Rev. J. H. .Cameron  conducting the marriage service.  CARD OF THANKS.  Mr. Howes and family wish to thank  their friends for the many kindnesses  extended to them in the* time ot their  great bereavement, also for the tokens  of remembrance Bent by their many  friends.  , ,     ���������   H. W. HOWES.  LOUGHEED & CO.  Home Specialists.  2343 Main Street  PHONE:   FAIRMONT 497  READ  LOUGHEED  &  CO.'S  LIST  ILLUSTRATED ADORES8.  The Ladies' Aid of Ferris Road  Methodist Church, by their very successful sale of work last Wednesday,  we^p able to report a sum of $120 towards church funds. After an excellent supper a very enjoyable musical  program was provided, light refreshments being.also again served at the  close of the concert;  Since his appointment last August,  Fire- Chief Jordan reports that his department has dealt with 36 bush fires  and 7 residences and stores. The last  call, on December Jst, was made by  Mrs.JEeak,^wife of the Comptroller,  whose, ready use of the telephone enabled the local brigade to stop what  might have been a very serious outbreak. '..'������������������ ���������> ���������'���������  The municipal pay roll for the last  two weeks in November amounted to  $22,396. /;'''\.v'  Mr. J: C. McArthur,-'J. P., the stipendiary magistrate for South-Vancouver,  has just severed his connection with  the real estate business. In future be  may be consulted in the magistrate's  room, "No. 14, in the. Municipal HaU,  daily from 10 till 12 a.m. and at'his  private office, 3539 Commercial street,  Cedar Cottage, between 2 and 5 p.m.  The Maple Leaf Lodges held an election of officers at their Main street  hall on Tuesday and a good muster of  Orangemen were present. A complimentary supper waB held afterwards  and many city visitors were present.  A" Lantern Talk on the Scenery,  Customs and Religions of Japan will  be given in Grace Methodist Church  (16th and Burns) on Monday evening,  December 18, 1911, at 8 o'clock. In  addition to thts illustrated address-  by the pastor (who spent 15 yearsJn  missionary work in Japan):���������there will  be some good music, etc., making quite  as well as an interesting,  program. A special offering will be  asked for, in aid of the League's missionary undertakings.  L. O. L.  j, ,|, 4 it���������B. 1' * * <t *** * * * * * * * * * * * * *   ������<i iiM"i"Mi.i..M.������|.������M HMKMM  Our Opinion on the  Range Question  We know we have your confidence and we have  made ourselves worthy of it by handling the very  best merchandise in our line. _jj  We are familiar with the good qualities of every  stove and range on the market.   In our opinion  is the best of them all and the  range in service will back us up  in every good thing we can  say of it  If there was a better range made, we would  advise you to buy it.   Will  you not come and see it?t We  are sure we can convince you  inside of five minutes that what  we say about this South Bend Malleable is true.  An amendment to the Health by-law  provides that no chickens, geese,  ducks, nor other fowls may be kept  within the municipality, except in a  house or enclosure provided for that  express purpose.  The large switch board for the new  South Vancouver Telephone Exchange  arrived last week and will shortly be  installed. An early opening of the  new exchange may be expected.  V     7  "      W.;  2337 Main Street  R. OWEN  Phone Fairmont 447  Messrs. J. A. Kerr, Wall and Clough,  representing the Main Street Improvement Association, appeared as a deputation at the last meeting of the Board  of Works to ask that body to recommend to the incoming Council the  block paving of Main street from 16th  avenue to the Eburne car line, and  ultimately the similar permanent paving of all trunk roads. Mr. Kerr pointed out Tthis would involve the laying  of sewer, gas and water mains previously to the paving and enlarged  upon the prestige such a thoroughfare  would confer upon South Vancouver.  Ultimately, after some interesting discussion of the costs of such an undertaking and the probability and otherwise of a government grant/the Board  of Works drafted a recommendation  for the 1912 Council asking them to  proceed, with tie block paving and  laying of trunk sewers and gas and  water mains on all municipal trunk  roads.  THE  BOYS'  BRIGADE  5TH VANCOUVER COMPANY  Although the congregation of St.  Paul's on the Hill, 14th and Burns,  may not be very large, they are very  much alive to the need of getting hold  of the young, realizing that prevention  is better than cure. To this end a  company of the Boys' Brigade was  formed over a year ago, and. the resulte  have been most satisfactory. On Saturday, December 2rid, the company  held an open night, advantage also being taken of the occasion to present  the stripes, membership cards and  squad .medal, the latter being held  monthly by the best.all round squad.  Col.-Sergt. Ewart acted as inspecting  ' officer, and after watching the": work  done-by^the-boys,~exi?re8sed-himself'  highly delighted with the company, and  heartily complimented the officers and  boys for the splendid progress they  bad made, under very/adverse conditions, such aswlrllling in a small hall,  etc. The programme of the evening  included military drill, figure marching, free gymnastics and parallel bars.  The squad medal on this occasion was  carried off by Squad 1, under Col.-  Sergt. Wm. Pettit  . On Sunday a large gathering of the  boys mustered in the morning, and  after a short march listened attentively to an eloquent discourse by Rev.  T. Gillieson, chaplain of the company,  from the jtext. "Fight the good fight."  St. Paul's has certainly reason to  be "proud of her boys, and Is ably  grappling with the boy question in a  manner that must commend itself to  all concerned and to all who have the  interest of boys at heart.  There was a record attendance at  the annual meeting of Mount Pleasant  L. O. L. 1842 on Thursday evening,  December 7th, with Bro. H. Birming-7  ham In the/chair. There were three  initiations, two members received by  certificate and two new applications.  This makes an increase of twenty-five  members in the past year. The result of the elections was as follows:  W. M., Henry Birmingham; D. M., E.  Foster; chaplain. W. Stanley; recording secretary, C. Roach; financial secretary, H. Eppinger; treasurer, F. C.  Dewar; D. of M., E. H. Randells; 1st  Lect., Chester Howes; 2nd Lect.,  Thos. Arbuckle; committee, H. W.  Howes, Jos. Ogden, J. Coville, J. Napier, Geo. Roach. The election and  installation of officers was conducted  by R. W. Bro. J. J. Tulk.  qbituary\  BURNS.  The funeral of the late James Burns  took place yesterday afternoon from  Center & Hanna's Mount Pleasant  chapel.   The Rev. Mr. Green officiated.  DAViD CHAMBERS.  The death occurred Tuesday morning at the family residence, 376 Eighth  avenue east, of David Chambers, aged  74 years and 8 months. Four sons and  a daughter survive. The time ot the  funeral will be announced later.  MORRIS.  The death occurred on Sunday ot  Matthew Morris, aged 85, a native of  Ireland. The deceased came to Vancouver five years .ago and leaves to  mourn his loss three daughters in this  city. The funeral took place on Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the  home of his daughter, Mrs. Healey, 456  Thirteenth avenue west. The Rev.  Mr. Betts officiated.  $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 iii 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.   85-5  NINETEENTH AVENUE CORNER���������  A fine eight-room residence in the  best part of the C. P. R. property.  This house must be seen to be appreciated. It has many advantages  and conveniences you will find in  more . expensive homes, hot water  heat. The price is extremely low  for such a fine home. Only $0300;  $1000 cash, balance arranged to suit  .purchaser. Owner has deed and  will trade for good.building lot.. We  would like to show you this house.  97-3  D. U.* 301���������$700 CASH FOR A MOD-  ern 7-room semi-bungalow on 20th  ave.. half block from Main St.; this  is just completed and is 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-room  house, besides attic. This is 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.  $200 CASH   AND $17  PER  MONTH  will buy a fine 33-foot lot on Twenty-second avenue and John street.  Callnon 'us about it right away.  $250 CA8H WILL . MAKE FIR8T  payment on a 5-room bungalow near.  Main street; 2 bedrooms; full size  basement; lot 89x100 ft. to lane;  lot is fenced; lawn and flowers;  chicken house and barn for hone.  , Price $2500; $250 caBb, balance $25  per month, Interest at 6 pfer cebt.  This is, a snap. WiU trade for a  good building lot.' B97-1  $400 CASH MAKE8 PIR8T PAY  ment on a strictly modern 5-room  bungalow on 24th avenue, near Fraser avenue car line; basement, with  cement floor. Prije $2,800; $400  cash,-, balance. $25 per month, including interest. B210-1  $3300���������LARGE DOUBLE CORNER  on Nineteenth avenue and John  street. Third cash, balance arranged. This 1b the cheapest  double corner in D. L. 301.   8179-5^  $1600���������50-FOOT  CORNER  ON  1JTH1  avenue, one block from car.  This Is  the cheapest 50-foot, corner in the  city; $700 cash, balance 6, 12 and  18 months. B209-47  100 FEET���������Corner on 17TH AVENUE,  two blocks from" car;  all cleared.  yrhif is cheap; 7:price $3300; qne-_  third cash, balance 6, 12 and W  months.        7 ,8186-1  $500 CASH PAYMENT WILL PUR-  chase a strictly modern 5-room  bungalow on Thomas street, near  ^Westminster road.   This is a dandy  place; basement, with furnace and I]  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.7  balance '  monthly  payments.    Call  at once  for this one. B146-1  1  <������|k.h^h^������j^^^^.:^^>^:^.:.a.;.4^^%* ***l^'^************4*4*4****  The juvenile burglars whose organs''ized depredations have caused serious  concern recently amongst the stores  A novel entertainment will be given  by the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Saviour's parish, Grandview, on Tuesday, Dec. 19th, in the parish hall, from  3 p. m. to 10 p. m.  This will take the form of a toy tea  and social, the staple articles for sale  being toys and dolls. In the afternoon  the programme will be given by the  Juniors, and in the evening a select  musical programme will be rendered.  The stalls and other attractions are in  the hands of the following ladies:  General Convener ��������� Mrs. A. H.  Davies.  Doll stall���������Mrs. Fedden,  Toy stall���������Mrs; A. H. Davies. .  Refreshmients���������Mrs. Reith.  General stall���������Mrs. J. Peck.    '���������  Candy stall���������Miss Hutchinson.  ''." Bran  tubs���������"Mrs.   Gray and  Mrs.  Bingham. "      '  Juniors' miscellaneous stall���������Mrs.  D. S. Clarke^': '''  Decorations���������Mrs. Fraser.  i     Advertising���������Mrs. Lane,;        .  The funeral of the late J. A. Mc-  Crossan, at the time of his death  electrical engineer of the city of Vancouver, took place on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the residence  of the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas  McCrossan, 759 Bute street, to Mountain View cemetery.  The services were conducted by  Rev. J. C. Switzer, pastor of Wesley  Methodist Church, who officiated at a  short service at the residence, and at  the ceremonial of interment at .the  graveside. The pall-bearers were:  Ex-Mayor C. S. Douglas, Mr. Christopher Spencer, Mr. C. Rummel, Alderman Enright, Mr. Richard Hall and  Mr. H. G. Clarke. The floral tributes  were many and beautiful.  1 "That's a smart thing I've done,"  said the doctor to his assistant.;  "What's that, doctor?'  "I have put my signature in the column 'Cause of Death.' in this death  certificate.'���������Tit-Bits. y      7  $750 CASH WILL PURCHASE A  fine six-room residence on Seventeenth avenue, in the swell part of  the C. P. R. property. This home  must be sold at once.   Tbink 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 8T. AND  8th avenue. We are open evenings  until 9 p., m.  Real Estate���������Loans.  General Agents,     Bulaview.  Eburne Heights.  2343 Main  Phone:   Fairmont   497

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