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 v- ���������#,-  ^JOP?!A, Bj>  ,/     SUBSCRIPTION SI A YEAR  IN ADVANCE  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver.  'K-A I  -:t  VOLUME III  H. H. Stevens, M.P., EDiTOR-in-Chief  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, DECEMBER 8, 1911.  No. 31  ������ ������^.<..t">t������t������t''*'t������l������"������'������"������'t"������'t*'l''t''������'������''������,'������'i"*"*''������<i'������'������'i-*"  ..t4.t..������4..f..#..f ������������������������������#.   ������   >.t���������������..fl..t.^.f>..  R.  THE CIVIL AUTHORITY  Shall Wc Maintain or Repudiate It? Important "Motu Proprio."  Rome, Nov. 1911.���������"Tlio last number of the 'Acta Apostolicae Seclis' contains  an important'Motu Propria'of the Holy Father regarding the censures inflicted  upon those who bring- ecclesiastics before the civil courts. The Holy Father's pronouncement reads as follows: * Since in thescv evil times it has been the custom to  pay so little heed to ecclesiastical immunity, that not only Clerics and Priests but  even Bishops ancl Cardinals of the Holy Roman Church are brought before the lay  tribunals, the situation absolutely requires of Us that We restrain by severity of the  penalty those whom the gravity'of the offence does not deter fronvthis sacriligious  action. Wherefore We * Proprio Motu' lay down and decree that any private person, layman or cleric, male or female, who, without permission of the ecclesiastical  authority, summons before a lay court any ecclesiastical, persons whomsoever, either in eriininaloor civil cases, and compels them to appear there publicly, will incur excommunication 'latae sententiae,' specially reserved to the Roman .Pontiff. And  what is laid down in those letters Wq, will to be valid and ratified all things to the  contrarv notwithstanding'.''  The above is clipped from the official organ of the Roman Hierarchy in Canada in its issue of Nov. 30, 1911, and is a dispatch from Rome. In brief it sets forth  that any "layman or cleric, male or female" who dares to summons before a civil or  criminal court auv official of the Roman Church, shall be excommunicated and re-  ceive the curse of the church.  It also lays down the principle that ecclesiastical law is superior to civil law,  that a cleric is immune from prosecution in the civil courts, that a cleric must not be  subject to the criminal law, that he is so superior to the civil law of the land that it is  an insult to even summons him to it.  This is dangerous teaching and should not be allowed to pass without adverse  criticism. We have no desire to interfere in the right of private opinion in religious  matters and avc count among our most intimate friends members of the church  which is responsible for the above utterance, but we do protest' against the public  and official declaration that members of that organization shall not recognise the supreme authority of the law of the land Such sentiments are unworthy of any loyal  subject.  national ports  In discussing the estimates Mr. Monk, the Minister of Public "Worlis, gave expression to some  remarks which should be greeted with general approval by the public generally. He; stated that  in his opinion the Government should adopt a policy of development of all our great ports under,,  a, definite system of transportation, and -he further stated that it would likely cost in the neighborhood of $100,000,000.00. 6  This is a great undertaking and will require careful and exhaustive investigation and will call  for the best talent available. Mr. Monk should reeeive the hearty approval and support of his  colleagli5s and the public. He will meet great difficulties and much discouragement, but the work  is one which will result in an impetus to transportation and shipping greater than that of any  other course.  DEBATE ON SPEECH  The debate on the Speech from the Throne has been marked chiefly by the bitter personal  attacks made by the opposition members on the ministry and by a tiresome re-hash of the old worn-  out reciprocity agreements.  Not a member of the opposition attempted to discuss tlie important questions in the Speech ;  from tbe Throne, but wasted tlie time of the House discussing the supposed personal differences  existing between members of the Cahinet,ai.<] a vain endeavor to rouse the racial feelings of the  members from different sections of the Dominion.  One of the questions presented was the matter of good roads to be assisted by the Dominion  Government. This is an eminently good move as a good highway is one qf the best colonizing influences that can operate in any country. Another point was the one of terminal elevators. .This  is a distinct step in advance in modern legislation and ensures to the farmer fair treatment in the  matter of the transportation and storage of grain.  The fact that the Government did not bring down a naval policy has caused much bitter  criticism by the opposition. It is generally understood that the naval policy of the late Government will be discarded altogether and that Mr. Borden will consult with the Imperial authorities  and formulate a policy which will be permanent and satisfactory to all concerned. , ,,  The objection of the people of Quebec ,to a direct contribution has been that we have no representation, and it.is generally expected that the new policy will provide for contribution with representation which would be acceptable to all parties.  MAYORAL CAMPAIGN  Mayor Takes Credit'to Himself For Success of Work He Opposed.  The mayoral campaign again finds His Worship Mayor Taylor in the field, in spite of his undertaking given to his late colleague. Aid. Ramsay, that he would not be a candidate. According  to the Mayor he deserves great credit for the work accomplished by the council of the past year.  As a matter of fact much of the success of the past year has been accomplished in spite of the  .Mayor, rather than with his assistance and in some cases in direct opposition to his attack.        , '  Let us examine^a few cases. Last summer a scheme of Joint Sewerage System was introduced  by Aid. Stevens and a joint meeting of the representatives of the various municipalities was called,  at which meeting His Worship did his best to block and obstruct the proposed scheme, but in spite  of his opposition the committee agreed to proceed, with the result that today, Mr. R. S. Lea, the  consulting engineer, is completing his plans,in regard to the same. This has meant a great,deal'  of hard work and the acquiring of much detail and many surveys, whicii has been submitted to  him and is now being whipped into shape. This will give to Vancouver the best system of sewerage  of any city on the continent. All this has been done, not only without his���������the Mayor's���������assistance, but on frequent occasions in direct opposition to him. He sought to block aud discourage  the scheme because he had not initiated it and on every opportunity he would, in a subtle manner, seek to upset the plans of the committee.  Again Ilis Worship iiow says, "We will throw up both hands if Deadman's Island lease is  cancelled .by the Dominion authorities." He sees the revulsion of public opinion against his policy  of giving the city's rights to Ludgate without a struggle and seeks to use the opportunity to his  political advantage by advocating municipal docks. What has he to say of his attitude last summer when he URGED THE CITY COUNCIL TO PAY MR. KINMAN $400,000.00 OF THE CITY'S  MONEY FOR THAT WUICII HE NOW ACKNOWLEDGES BELONGS TO THE CITY? Is this  not practically an admission that he, as" First Magistrate, was unable to cope with the situationt  Has the condition changed in any respect, except, perhaps in this that the |H>Utical.friendsvof Mayor.  'ii,ylor and Mr. Kinman are no longer in control at Ottawa and it is not in his power to influence  them to do that which is contrary to the general wish of the people. No one will question the unalterable opposition of the people to this lease and yet His Worship has most assiduously advocated Kinman's interest as against the city's.  If he believed Kinman and Ludgate to be right why is he now saying hurrah when the suggestion is made to abrogate their so-called rights? Or, if he believes that the city is right, why did  he not support the city's claims?  Is this man a safe first magistrate?' Is he the man to guide the destinies of Vancouver? The  people must answer this question.  [NEW 8T. MARY'8 HALI.  IS FORMALLY OPENED  Vat Built, Equipped and Presented by  ��������� the Vicar ������nd Mrs. Owen Bulkeley  kip the Church,  y  South   Vancouver,  Nov.  30.���������Yesterday, was a great day in the annals  }t the parish of St.   Mary's,   South  ���������Jill-"- one   of   those   new   parishes  rbicb, ������re gradually   being, evolved  from   the   former   wooded   country  ������Mcli^surrounded77Kaucouyer,yand  rblcb,with their chain of churches,  |nk up: the' comparatively old with  ^e new. 7y:  .The afternoon saw the first Con-  rmatkm service in the little church  5n  Fifty-second  avenue,   and  seven  young  people then presented  themselves before Bishop Pe Pencier, who  king, as the subject of bis charge,  ^hilippian 1, 9, drew a lucid resume of  Ihe history of the Church of England,  it clearly before the candidates their  luty to their church, and  exhorted  item to study ItB history, to have an  kcreased  love    for their  Heavenly  Tather. and. by their actions to show  ley had been  strengthened by the  Italy Spirit to serve faithfully under  the banner of their Saviour, whose  seal they all bore in their foreheads.  Then followed, at 8 o'clock, the opening of St. Mary's Hall by his lordship,  the speeches, and sacred concert given  in connection therewith.  ���������   '������������������������������������ :   ��������� ��������� ��������� ������������������.-���������a, v .      '''���������������������������       - ������������������ \ ,  ���������  This ball stands! adjacent to the  church, is755 by 32 feet,' has a large  platform7 across one end, and will  seat 250 persons. It is designed to  promote the social side of: the  church's life in this rapidly growing  suburb, and was built, equipped, and  presented as a free gift by the vicar,  Bev. Owen Bulkeley,; and. his wife.  "As your bishop I can say from the  bottom of my heart that I am proud  of you and the work you have done,  and I consider that in appointing your  vicar to the oversight of this parish,  you have a man who by his experience  in the old country, by his zeal as  evinced in what has been,accomplished in a bare six months, and by his  scholarly attainments, is a distinct  gain to the rankB of the clergy in.this  diocese," said his lordship, addressing  a crowded hall. He appealed to all to  strive for unity of purpose and action, to sink petty differences for the  common good, and to go on growing.  Archdeacon  Pentreath told of the  beginning of things religious in the  [city, of how he was the fifth clergyman of the Church of England here  when he arrived fourteen years ago���������  now there are eighteen���������and of how  one of the most fascinating things in  the West was that one might be at  these beginnings and see their results  also.  Rev. Owen Bulkeley touched on the  - y - v -  hope of unity which he said is shared  by all the churches/and said that the  belief in "One Lord, One Faith, One  Baptism," was almost ^uniyersal^  Catholic; and that while the Church  of England in Canada held fast by the  Episcopacy, the Apostolical Succession, the three-fold Orders of the Ministry, and abated no iota of doctrine.  There was nothing but cordiality in its  relations to Nonconformity, and a desire for closer union with Christianity  at large. Hence drifting to reminiscence, he closed with some excellent  stories admirably told?  Trie" sacred concert which followed  was due to the kindness of Mr. Harold D. Campbell and the ladies and  gentlemen associated with him, Miss  Wilkie. Miss Trousdale, Mr. Earle, Mr.  H. B. Williamson, Mr. S. J. Montgomery, and the accompanist, Mr. J.  Johnstone. The music of great masters, ancient and modern, was- ably  interpreted and ��������� thoroughly enjoyed;  the following being the programme:  1.   Pianoforte Solo-^-Duetto No. 18,  Lleder Ohne Worte .. ......  .. ............".  Mendelssohn  Mr. A. Earle.  Duet���������-"He Knows"   Messrs. Campbell & Williamson  Soprano Solo���������"At Eventide"....  .................. Miss Wilkie  JTMOTjSolo^nto^  ........... Mr. H. B. Williamson  Quartette���������"Lead, Kindly Light".  Messrs. Montgomery and Campbell, Misses Trousdale and Wil-  ��������� ��������� kie-    -  2.  ���������6.  7.  8.  10.  It.  Baritone Solo���������"The Heavenly  Song" ..... Mr. H.. D. Campbell  Tenor Solo.Mr. S. J. Montgomery  Contralto Solo���������"Alone With  God" .....7...:. .Miss Trousdale  Tenor Solo���������"Good-Bye," "My  Rosary" ..Mr. H. B. Williamson  Duet���������"The Better Land" '.....  ..," Messrs. Campbell & Williamson  Pianoforte Solo���������Allegretto Sher-  zando, Op. 10, No. 2...........      Tschaikowsky  Mr.'A. Earle.  Accompanist���������Mr. John Johnstone.  Rev. Mr. Bulkeley has been at  South Hill only since Easter; the  church dates from that time also, and  in the new hall next Wednesday evening local artists will give a variety  ten-cent entertainment^ and every first  Wednesday in the month a similar entertainment will be given.  PUBLIC GUARANTEE.  We are authorized by the publishers to guarantee that every person  who, during the month of December,  pays a year's subscription to The  Family Herald and Weekly Star of  Montreal, will receive a copy of their  valuable premium picture, entitled  "Home Again." The Family Herald  and Weekly Star's subscription receipts in November were 60 per cent.  over November, 1910, almost entirely  owing to the picture which is admitted by all who have seen it to  be the best premium ever given with  a newspaper. Those who fail to secure a copy will have themselves to  blame. Tbe Family Herald and  Weekly Star and such a - beautiful  picture all tor one dollar is such rare  value that -no person can afford to  miss it. The picture is given both  to renewal and new subscribers.  ACCIDENTS  AND  COLLISIONS.  The cars of the B. C. Electric run,  some say, very slowly; but even at  the. spaed they do move they are  proving to" be very dangerouB. The  latter part of last week as the Fraser  Avenue car was rounding the bend at  the junction of Westminster road and  Fraser avenue, a car of the White  Star line came also and struck the  Fraser car on the side, tilting it to a  very critical angle and giving the passengers a severe shockrl he damage  was slight.  Then a day later the Fraser Avenue  car proved to be the bloodthirsty villain The victim this time proving to  be a poor milk wagon. The car hit  the wagon broadside and "rushed the  can," milk, man and horses, scattering them and breaking bottles. Where  the fault lies It is impossible at present to say. As when the passengers  became aware of the accident, the  deed was done. Both events occurred  in three days.   When is the next?  This makes the "might-have-been"  loom large. The participants may be  the smashed parts next time. Then  who will settle?  THE MAYORAL POSITION  (Prof. E. Odium, M.A., B.Sc.)  Were the citizens of   Vancouver   asked what  cirid of a Mayor is needed this coming year, there  fould and would be only one answer, if at the  present time no name were before the    public.  [h������ wording of the answer might be different,  irying according to the vocabularies and the  Educational advantages of those answering.  He should be a strong, just, wise, experienced,  liecessful ..business man. possessed of the highest  leals, and of a pre-eminently practical turn  of  lind.   He should be a man representing the imperialistic spirit of the overwhelming majority of  (lanadians and of the citizens of Vancouver.  ���������In business hisTfirst impulses should be towards  jeonomy and not to extravagance, leading to an  (nwise habit of borrowing, without a clear vision  [s to the future., Further, lie''should stand always  pr ALL the people, and not be in the habit of  Bering to any particular class, aud often to the  host extreme and selfish class,known,to the coun-  serf. for praise or money, of any big railway corporation. And no man could possibly be fitted  for such a responsible position, who runs riot in  supporting bomb-throwers and anarchists, irrespective of the dire results looming up against  British law aud order. "7-  At present this is all I care to say on the subject of the mayoralty contestv,for the vear 1912  AD.   '���������'.���������������������������      "-������������������,���������������������������   ;'  ryv-  "Every man of sound sense, and who truly meas-  t-es the outlook of the future, will agree-, with-me.:  this outline/and would subscribe to the follow-.  Ig addition.    No man should be. the -Mayor-"pf.  Lanepiiver who is, or would become, the willing  ROME AND THE BIBLE  Ex-President Roosevelt���������His Timely Reference to  Mob Law and Lynching in the States.  (Prof. E. Odium, M.A., B.Sc.)  For years T have been watching the growth of  anarchy and mob-law in the civilized world. I  may be wrong, but am of opinion that I am pretty  nearly correct in the following tracing of the true  cause of this growing and calamitous tendency to  despise all restraining law and to break the Sabbath day. When I'was .in my teens, the manifested  - beginnings-of. the "true cause had their origin in  "Canada. I presume the same-.kind of vile seed-  sowing took place in the United States about the  same time. The Roman Catholic Church, in Canada, demanded Separate Schools, and in Ontario  gained their end. The demand was based cn religious grounds. The Church did not wish to have  their Roniau Catholic children taught out of the  Scriptures by Protestant teachers. Nearly all the  teachers in Ontario were Protestants, and the  School-law required the public schools to be  opened and closed with Bible reading and prayer.  This did not suit the priests and higher authorities in the Roman church. In the end they got  Separate Schools, in-which there has been little  or no Bible reading for nearly two generations.  But a second element of Roman Catholic influence, along this line, is the "following: After, as  well as before, the establishment of separate  schools there was kept up au agitation against religious teaching in the public schools, even  though in the separate schools the burden of the  work was, and is, of a religious character.  jThere were provinces where the separate schools  were net established, and therefore Protestants  and Roman Catholic chuldren had to go to the  same publie schools.  And further, the High and Grammar' Schools'  were attended by children of both religions. Thus  it came about that the Hierarchy of Rome kept  agitating against religious teaching in, these public  institutions until, in the end, the entire school  system became religiouless and godless, as it is  today.;. The boys and girls, largely of Canada,  have grown up studying the burs of science, and  history of-the nations, without being.led.up to the  Great LaVgiver. in the material, moral and intellectual world; aud without being taught'the mostL  helpful and reliable history ever published. Any  mythological history of ancient Greece, or Rome,  or Persia, or of the Scythians. Goths. Saracens,  and others, was and is good enough to be put into  the school books, but the Bible History is excluded. u  Now what was going on in Canada was being  duplicated in the United States.' And.'.of- late,  one ean see a similar process advancing in Great  Britain, caused by" the saniepeople. by the-same  means, and for the.same end.  Hence two generations of godless and.religion-  less education have produced .a mass of anarchists, bomb-throwers. .Sabbath-despisers. and lawbreakers. No wonder Roosevelt has sounded the  alarm for the United States. It is time for Canadians to give ear to the voice of the" offspring of  their .madness and folly.���������Anarchy, divorce, libertinism, disregard for the sacredness. of life and  property, and reverence for God!  The question conies to one as he considers these'  curreilt events and tendencies, i' Why does the  Ch'arcii of Rome so largely refuse to permit the  free and open study of the Old and New Testaments? Is it true that she does stand against the  'simple teaching of the Holy Scriptures'? My opinion is that she is iin enemy of this Book, and that  the terrible state of. "this, continent is largely the  "direct-result of this verv enmitv.,  v. ���������  -A---������.." . 1  l  f   ���������csd  !"#  ' J  ������ M  I   \  \\  I  ? '  HI  hi  ���������ii. THE WESTERN CALL.  4*4*4***4*4*******9***4*** 4*4***4*******************  | Heating Stoves &  |  That cold snap will soon be here.   Are you prepared  for it?   If not why not?   The following  are a few of our lines:  Sheet Irons, air tight, for wood only, No. 1... .$2.75  Sheet Irons, air. tight, for wood only, No. 2 ... $4.00  Heaters for coal or wood, No. 9  ...... .$8.50  Heaters for coal or wood, No. 11  .$10.00  Heaters for coal or wood, No. 13 $11.50  ...RANGES...  Special Idea No. 9, with or without legs  .$45.00  Special Idea No. 8, with or without legs  $45.00 ^  We also have a few lines of the MOFFAT RANGE.  The small size for a small family for the small price  of $35.00, and a six-hole No. 9 for $50.00, connected.  Don't forget our Mailable Range, $70.00, connected.  MANITOBA HARDWARE COMPANY  | 1714-1716 Part Drive       Phone? Seymour 8691  BRANCH STORE COLLINGWOOD EAST  I  4,  \  FOR SALE  Coquitlam and Point Grey Property Direct from  Owner.  Point Onoy  Lots 5 and 6 of Lot 1, blk. 153, D. L. 640  66 ft on 10th  Avenue, between  Sasamant and Tolinie  The best homesite in Point Grey, S38W.0O.  Ooqtdtlam  10 Acres, numbering 1 to 10, being all of Lot 102, being a  Subdivision of Lots 3-108-45 and portion of 1 aiid 16, group 1  New Westminster District Map 874  This property faces on the Blue (Mountain Road, and is all  cleared and in grass.  Phone or write at once if you are interested.  Price $1000.00 per Acre.  R. Moore  | Phone:   Fairmont 373 J  22 U Bridge St. *  4"t"l"t"l"t"l"l"l"l"t"l"t"I"I"l"I"I"t"I"l"t"l"t"S"l'     4{l4t4l|l4l44|lltl4t4lf4 4|4ltll|ll|ll|ll|ll|ll|l4|l4|ll|ll|ll|ll|lltl4|ll|llt'  ^M|w|44|44|44|44|44|44|ll^ll|ll|l4Jl4|44{44{44^44|>4^44{4������J44J44}44}44{n}4      llnllflHfr.juft^fr^ljW^nfrlfrl}!.}! |{m}| ���������{44{llfrl|ll|l ifr l|l 1^  | th PIONEER HARDWARE STORE 1  Ranges and Stoves;  General Hardware;  Bapco Pure Paint;  Stumping Powder;  Land Clearing Tools .  tWkwwfim  m mm sts.  TTox  -mtE-FM-1  MONT win i  * 4*4\4**************************************4  f ������������������������ I ��������� 19 \4****i-*V*********4*4*4*4-l*<l***l*V*<:***>\***<l><  For good values in  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS  Call on  |TRIMBLE & NORRIS  Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road  Verbatim Report of H. H. Stevens, M. P., Vancouver; on "The 'Speech- from  the Throne" as reported in Hansard..  Mr. H. H. STEVENS (Vancouver). ;ilege of holding a manly difference of  I had not intended to take any part J opinion in details, so long as thev are  in this debate until I,noticed, as it agreed on the essentials of a nktion-  proceeded,   that   the   great   province      .*    . - . ��������� . '  al policy?   Because my opinion may  differ from that of a gentleman sitting beside me on matters of detail,  is no reason why we should divide on  matters of national policy, and fight  over;it like Kilkenny cats. I think  it is only requisite that we should agree  on the essential principles of the administration, while being allowed to  express frankly and openly our minds  on any minor question that may arise.  When I entered this House I came  with certain opinions of my own, but  I am willing to hear and consider the  opinions of my fellow members who  may differ from my own, and leave it  to a vote of the House to determine  which set of opinions shall prevail. 1  cannot imagine how we can decide  a public question in any other way.  Now, Sir, I wish to deal briefly with  some of the measures referred to in  the speech from the Throne. Several  hon. members opposite have presumed to say there was very little in  tbe speech from the Throne, but even  that little has been ignored by them  for the purpose of making an attack  on the ministerial benches. There  has been practically ho discussion of  those important matters which are referred to in the speech. I submit that  there are measures referred to in that  document of sufficient importance to  keep this House in session for several  months. If they would apply their  reason and their intelligence to a discussion of these measures, I believe  ^���������['���������l^l'*!*^*!*1!^1!'*'!'*'!'*'!'*^-!-*-!'*'!-*-!'*-!'*'!'*^*!-*'!'*!^!*'!-*!^  Office. 108-109 Dodson Block  25 Hastings Street. East  PIONESi  Office SejTMir 864  Res. SeynMir2l79L  AM. BEATTIE  '.-���������'-..-.���������' ��������� ��������� ' . y ���������  Auctioneer,   Appraiser and Notary Public for British/'Columbia  General Real Estate, Mining/Broker, Financial Agent  ! The Reliable Sheet Metal Works 1  *    3127 Westminster Rd. Phone : Fairmont 868    %  from which I come, had scarcely received mention from any member who  has participated in the debate. I represent a constituency which comprises some 150,000, good, loyal Canadian citizens, and I think consequently I may be allowed to take part in  this debate. The subject of the cabinet appointees, or the colleagues  which the Prime Minister has chosen  to act with him, seems to have taken  precedence over every other subject.  I think that is a matter for regret, because I understand that we are sent  here for the purpose of discussing the  larger questions relating to the affairs and administration of this Dominion, and not for the purpose ol  making personal attacks upon individuals. I want to congratulate, the  hon. member who has just spoken  (Mr. Verville) upon one or two points  which he mentioned, and which 1  think prove conclusively the wisdom  of the position taken by the Liberal-  Conservative party of Canada ,on reciprocity. He spent considerable time  criticising the trusts, and he argued  in favor of reciprocity as a means of  preventing the inroads that the trusts  are making upon the consumers of  this country. In my opinion, to open  the markets of Canada freely to the  ingress of the trusts of the United  States would certainly not benefit the  consumers of this country, according  to his own argument. He also made  reference to ttte protection of labor,  and in this I am heartily in accord  with him. But I was surprised to  hear the criticisms he made, being,  as he is, a supporter of the right, hon.  gentleman v who leads the opposition,  and.who so lately led the government  of this country for fifteen years. I am  reminded that there is on the statute  books of Canada an Alien Labor Act,  which was especially designed for the  laboring men of this country. Now,  what did we find a short time ago on  the Pacific coast of Canada We found  that the authorities of the Dominion,  under the leadership of the right hon.  gentleman, were deliberately violating the Alien Labor Act, acting in  direct contravention to its provisions.  They have been for over year conniving with certain individuals for the  importation of foreign labor into  Canada in direct contravention of that  Act. The government officials at Victoria and at Seattle, where foreigners  take the boat for British Columbia  ports, were instructed thiat they could  admit foreigners into Canada in direct  contravention of that. Act. Now, Sir,  how the hon. gentleman who claims  to be the special representative of the  laboring people of Canada, can be a  supporter of a government, of an administration, which has perpetrated a  crime of that kind, is beyond my comprehension. ,The hon. gentleman said  that he felt convinced that the reciprocity agreement had not been well  explained, to the people of Canada.  Well, all I can say is that he could not  have attended any Conservative meetings during the last campaign, because .so far as I could learn from  the press, and according to my own.  personal-observatlonsyin-=everyi^coni  stituency tWe Liberal-Conservative  party sought to give a'full and complete explanation of this important  measure. In the amendment proposed by the leader of the opposition  we find this clause:  "We respectfully submit to your  Royal Highness that it is a fundamental principle of constitutional government that the advisers of the  Crown shall be heartily in accord on  all important questions of' public pot-  icy."  Now, hon. gentlemen opposite are  making strong objection because they  imagine that there is a difference of  opinion between members of the present governmnt on what should be Canada's naval policy. Now can we not  offer a similar criticism on the personnel of the members of the opposition? Can you imagine a more direct contradiction of opinion, for instance, than that which exists between the hon. member for Red Deer  (Mr. Clark), and the right hon. gentleman who leads , the opposition"?  The hon. member for Red Deer is a  hearty, hale, bluff John Bull, an ultra-  imperialist, according to his own  statement; a man who is an avowed  free-trader; and yet he sits side "by  side on the same political bench with  the refined and cultured leader of the  opposition, who is a.n, avowed protectionist, whose administration has ever  pursiied a protectionist policy, a gentleman who  introduced  that famous  it would result in some good to the  country. In the first place, we have  an allusion to the subject of good  roads. ' This has been a subject of  some ridicule on the part of our hon.  friends opposite. ', The hon. member  for St. John city and county (Mr.  Pugsley), the late Minister of Public  Works, says-that this is a matter  that will present insuperable difficulties: ��������� -7-: ���������������������������-���������:  He could not understand how they  were going to make a division of these  funds which would be satisfactory to  everybody, Sir, from his standpoint,  and from the standpoint of the late  administration, I can readily understand how it would be difficult to  make a division of the spoils, but,  under the administration that we have  at the present time and with the application of the intelligence of the  members of the whole House, I believe that this question can be solved  amicably and justly to.all concerned;  I consider it a question of the most  supreme importance. There is no  greater colonizing influence than good  roads. T believe that a highway  through the0 country is of more value  to the settling up of the community  than a railway or a tram line. I believe that the Dominion and provincial governments should co-operate in  the extension pf the highways  throughout the country. I am here to  say this, that according to the records  of our own province, the provincial  government of British Columbia are  spending this year $3,000,000 on the  extension. of the highways and this  has been hailed by the people as a  highly commendable piece of adminis-  trationjl^eiwelcgmed the assistance  of the Dominion government in extending the highways through our pro-j  vince. There is an illustration of the  value of this policy that I might give  the House. For instance, there is the  Alberta-British - Columbia highway.  This is; a highway that we hope to  join up. At present I understand that  you can take an automobile or a carriage and drive practically all the Way  from Winnipeg right through to the  Rocky Mountains. We wish to extend our highways eastward and join  them up so as to make a highway  clean across the continent. Som hon.  gentleman the other day rather ridiculed this idea, but to my mind, and I  repeat it here, it is a highly commendable piece of administration to  extend the highways of the country.  There is another point upon which 1  wish to dwell for a moment and that  is as to. the question of immigration.  The hon. member for Red Deer (Mr.  Clark), in his eloquent and witty address, which I enjoyed very much,  made reference to this subject. By  the way, I might just say that the  hon. member for Red Deer visited  British Columbia .'and preached his  free trade policy'and we returned  seven solid, Conservative members.  He is still persistent in believing that  he is on the right track. However, I  have no quarrel with the hon. gentleman, he is a gentleman for whom  I have <L great deal of respect, and I  listened with great interest to his ex-  resolution into the late Imperial Cou- j position of the theory of fre trade not-  late government, and why? Simply  because there were facts contained  in those Sessional Papers that the  public would like to know and which  would have been very prejudicial to  the late-administration. I have been  through these Sessional Papers. I am  thoroughly acquainted with the situation in British Columbia connected  with these Chinese frauds, and I.have  supplemented iny investigations there  with a perusal' of these papers:- What  is the situation? The Chinese are admitted into the' Dominion of Canada;  according to statute under a $500 head  tax. There are certain exceptions.  Merchants, Chinese .who have returned to China and come back within one  year, and the wives an^ children of  merchants iii:'the country are -admitted free. We found that there was.a  syndicate or company organized, with  the connivance' and knowledge of  officials of the late administration,  who were working together and bringing in, by a system of frauds, hundreds of Chinese without paying the  head tax. This,was accomplished by  this method. A number of Chinamen  would-come in on a boat and the interpreter who would question them,  being a member of the syndicate,  would give answers to the English  officials which were positively false  in every detail.. The result was that  these men would be passed free. This  is the administration which an hon.  elude transportation, which lives ~T$y  agriculture, and the agricultural im-  gentleman spoke of a moment ago as  being in favor of the policy of the  labor element in this country. I  want to draw your attention to a few  reference in. connection with the investigation which was made by Mr.  Justice Murphy just to substantiate  my statement.   He said:  "Ample opportunity has existed at  Vancouver for illegal entry-of Chinese  iiito Canada."  Then he goes on:  , "A system of direct fraud ;*o secure  illegal entry of Chinese into Canada  as merchants and exempts has flourished at Vancouver."  Then he goes on further and recommends that:  "A digest be forwarded to t he Minister of Justibe for advice re prosecution of Yip On and Yip Sue, interpreters."'  How could these things flourish unless they were connived St hy the  administration? They were known in  Vancouver- by those who were the  official employees of the government.  The interpreters were working hand  in hand with those who were benefiting by those frauds. Just to illustrate that, I want to tell you what  happened a few weeks ago. .Two  Chinamen came Into my office and offered me $500 if I would Becure them  the appaintment - of interpreter, telling me that it was an exceedingly  valuable office. That "indicates the  way in which these interpreters secured/'their "positions formerly and  the methods that were being pursued  by this department;-in Vancouver.  The immigration policy of the Dominion government during the past  fifteen years has bequeathed to this  present government a racial problem  in the south fades into insignificance.  T he Pacific coast is flooded with  Asiatics.whti have entered the country by fraud.r   7     .  I want to come now to the Japanese situation. I again refer to the  iactJhat^honj.membere^gpposUe^ave  claimed that we have an immigration  policy Which has been; satisfactory  and for which we should congratulate  ourselves, according to the hon. member for Red Deer (Mr. Clark). Teh  years ago there were a thousand Japanese on the Pacific coast; to-day, I  have not been ��������� ablej to secure the  exact figures, but. I venture Jro say  that there are upwards of 25,000 Jai>  anese on the Pacific coast. Ten years  ago I do riot, think there was a single  Japanese engaged in the fishing business, or there were very few; to-day  there are 10,500 Japanese engaged in  the fishing business. 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They; were disallowed, probably legally and properly, but the policy that  was followed was against tha advice  of the imperial authorities. I refer  you to the Sessional Papers of 1898  and ,1900, should any hon. member  desire to verify my statements. There  he can find reference after reference,  telegram after telegram, letter1 after  leter, from Mr. Joseph Chamberlain,  speaking for the imperial authorities,  advising the Dominion parliament to  pass an Act along the lines of the  Natal Act. This was refused by the  Dominion government, the Acts of the  government were disallowed and the  result is that to-day you have a race  problem on the Pacific coast in comparison with which I repeat, the negro problem of the south fades into  insignificance, because you not only  bave the presence of the Asiatics on  the coast and In your country, hut  you also are face to face with the  fact that they are protected by their  own countries which "are highly civilized and powerful nations. This is a  problem that must be taken up and  dealt with toy the.Dominion House.  Under this, new administration 1  am looking forward to some measure  which will assist us to keep British  Columbia ,as a white man's country,  and -not as a Held to be exploited by  Asiatics. Reference is made in the  speech from the Throne to a proposed  reform in the terminal elevator System, and to the development of agri-  <:ulture, and our friends opposite rath-  ���������er ridiculed  these proposals.    -  Mr. PI7GSL.EY, My hon. friend is  mistaken as to that.   I was not in the  ��������� House when any member on this side  ridiculed the idea of the government  controlling    terminal    elevators.      I  I spoke of the elevators myself, but I  did not criticise the policy of the  government.  Mr. STEVENS. The hon. member  may not have been in the House, but  I am distinctly under the impression-  Mr. PUGSLEY.   Mention any mem-  llier who criticised that policy.  k Mr. STEVENS. I am distinctly under the impression, and reference to  -Hansard' will I think prove my statement, that the general tone of all the  members on the other side was to  ridicule the proposals in the speech  from the Throne.  Mr. PUGSLEY.   Not at all.  Mr. STEVENS. The proposal of  this government with regard to terminal elevators is mos) progressive  and advanced legislation, and any  man who has the welfare of thia Dominion at heart must say that such  legislation is in the interests of the  masses of the people of Canada. We  were told by the right hon. gentleman  (Sir Wilfrid Laurier) the other evening that 66 per cent of our people  lived by agriculture, and yet, so far  as I have been able to find out, $750,-  000 onlyt was the amount that the  Liberal government could afford to  spend last year for the promotion of  agriculture. Our agricultural industry  comprises 49 per cent of the total  trade of the Dominion, and if you in-  plemeht industry, which is also dependent on it, then, you can easily say  that 75 per cent of the total industry  of Canada is agricultural. Sixty-six  per cent of our people live directly  by agricultural pursuits, and although  our revenue last year was about $115,-  000,000, we spent less than 1 per cent  of it on the fostering of this great industry. Such a condition as that is  absurd, and I submit that the time  has arrived when the Federal government should spend a much larger sum  for the development of agriculture:  Let me give you a few facts. France,  which is a very small country compared with Canada, spends annually  $9,000,000 in the interests of agriculture; Austria spends annually nine  millions, Hungary nine and a half, millions; the' little empire of Japan,  which you could bury in one of our  inland gulfs. on the Pacific coast,  spends three and a: half millions; and  the, United States spends - annually ten  millions on agriculture; and yet,-notwithstanding that Canada is essentially a new agricultural country requiring great assistance for its development, the late government could  only afford a sum of less than one million dollars last year on agriculture.  The proposal of the new government,  as I understand it, is to provide facilities for the establishment of agricultural colleges and experimental farms  so that immigrants coming to this  country, not experienced in agriculture, may obtain that experience here  which will enable them to settle on  the land and become prosperous and  successful farmers. The immigration  policy of the late administration  tended to bring.to our shores, hordes  from southern France, tp encourage  the Japanese and the Chinese to flood  this country, and to, as far as possi  ble, provide $5 per head for the coffers  of the North Atlantic Trading Company and other such Institutions.  Hardly a city in this Dominion but  has to face tbe problem of what' to do  with these southern Europeans. Ontario has -had to pass an Act to prevent these people carrying concealed  weapons and using them to the danger of life, in the slums of our cities  where they congregate. Instead of  bringing immigrants to this country  who would settle on the farms, the  policy of the late government was to  bring to our cities hordes of these undesirables. What we want now is a  policy which will enable immigrants  when they arrive in Canada to become acquainted with our customs so  that they may be useful citizens of  Canada and successful settlers of our  vacant farm lands; The hon. gentleman from Maisonneuve (Mr. Verville)  spoke about trusts, and0 as I understand it the condition which prevails  in the Northwest in the matter of our  terminal elevators is tbat there is  danger of certain companies corralling, the elevator business there;-and  so the government proposes to regulate these elevators in such a manner as to give the farmers���������whom we  may classify as the backbone of the;  citizenship of the country���������facilities  to store their grain under favorable,  and equitable conditions, and to market it to advantage, so that tbey may  secure a fair profit as the result of  their toil and industry. That is legislation which ought to receive the endorsement of every member in the  House. True, there are problems in  connection with the scheme; but never-has there been a departure from tbe  ordinary routine tbat did not present"  problems. 7 The. details must be worked out, and7if hon. gentlemen on the  other side" are interested In the development of the country, instead of  casting ridicule upon the project they  can, by offering; judicious criticism;  assist the government;in carrying it  to a successful issue. Another thing  touched upon in the speech from the  Throne was the appointment of a tariff commission, and I submit that ttns  proposal offers an eminently intelligent solution for many of our present  difficulties. I repudiate the assertion  of hon. gentlemen on the other *>-_<������  that the party now in power represents the trusts. The truth is that we  represent the whole people of Canada  and not any particular class, and so,  the tariff commission will be able to  hear from all classes of the community and to decide what is best to  be done for the general w elfare of the  Dominion. When the two gentlemen  went from Ottawa to Washington last  year���������and I say this in spite bf the  statement that Washington came "to  Ottawa���������in connection with the reciprocity agreement, they met the tariff  experts of the United States who had  at their fingers' ends facts and statistics to sustain their' side of the case.  I submit, Sir, that a minister of the  Crown, with the'multiplicity of duties  he has to perform, and the tremendous  pressure of business on him, could not  be expected to be an expert on such a  question.  You cannot expect any human being  who has such a diversity of duties to  be an expert on any one of them. So  that when these gentlemen went tc  Washington they met the expert tariff  commission of the (United" States, by  whom, I am credibly informed, $300,000  was spent in gathering facts for the  purposes of this agreement. How, I  ask how, in the name of common-sense  could any man who is not an expert,  I care not how intelligent he may be,  meet men of this calibre, who are intimately informed on this subject, and  expect to make an agreement that was  entirely equitable? The7thing was impossible. What we expect from the announcement in the speech from the  throne is that the present administration will organize here a tariff commission similar to what they have in  the IJnited States, non-political in its  complexion. & far'as I am concerned,' I would oppose any sciieme of this  kind with a political stripe. The commission must be a scientific, non-political organization, and 'with such an organization I can see that we shall have  ah equitable tariff schedule riii tbe- fu--  ttiire. 7: rv--";v;w7.' ;vy7r:1 ������������������;":--:yy ���������-���������-  'Now, I wish to deal for a moment  with the fisheries question. I have intimated already that the fisheries on  the Pacific coast are almost exclusively in the hands of Japanese. This is a  matter of very great significance to  this House. It is difficult for hon.  gentlemen living in the eastern part of  the Dominion, with many local problems pressing upon them for/solution  every day, to become interested in  what is happening at the other extremity of the country.' But this is  more than a local problem for .Uritish  Columbia; it is a problem which affects the whole Dominion of Canada,  and I will briefly show how. These  Japanese are merely ordinary fishermen, but to a large extent they are reservists of the Japanese navy. They  are experts in navigation. They have  draughted complete charts-of every  hole and corner of the Pacific Coast,  4^-  and have photographs of .tha. whole  coastline. I'venture, to say there are  in .the archives at Tokio complete  charts ^of our navigable 'waters. To  illustrate that,' I may-state that a few  weeks'ago one of our coasting boats  going on its usual run wanted to call  ai a certain inlet. Some of these inlets run up into the land for 30 or 40  or 50 miles. The captain had no chart,  in fact there'is no chart of that'particular inlet; ��������� and having looked up  the chart-he had, he said, "I cannot  take the risk. When ihe was faced  with this difficulty, a Japanese fisherman produced from his pocket a complete and perfect chart of that inlet,  and the captain was able to sail up  many miles by that chart. The problem on the Pacific Coast in this regard  is a serious one, and merits the attention of this House. Moreover, the  method followed up to the present  time of granting fishing licenses on  the Pacific Coast is something nefarious. Licenses have been- granted' to  individuals whose, only recommendation was that they were political heelers, and;these licenses have been farm-  ed~out to Japanese and others. Fishing licenses which have been secured  for $50 have been sold to Japanese for  from $1000: ter $15007  While speaking on this subject, 1  want to make a practical suggestion  which I hope will be taken into consideration by the administration. On  the Labrador coast there are a large  number of fishermen who would make  excellent settlers and citizens, on the  Pacific Coast. At present these fishermen are disfranchised, ^because 'there  is -no representative ������n this House from  the Labrador (coasi^ and lam informed  that Or.' Grenfel, who has done a'great  deal for the people of that part of tbe  country, is interested in the-transfer  of some" of these fishermen to the Pacific Coast. I believe it Is up to the  Dominion administration to arrange  its immigration laws in such a way as  to conserve, and protect the resources  of this country so that they will not  pass into the hands of aliens, and I  believe that the transfer of some of  these Labrador fishermen to the Pacific Coast would be a splendid solution  of the difficulty, because it would give  us expert fishermen and relieve us  from the necessity of employing Japanese.  Mr. LEMIEUX. Has the number of  Japanese fishermen materially increased during the last two or three years?  Mr. STEVENS.   Yes, most material.  i ly.   The hon. member' is referring, I  have no doubt, to his little jaunt to  Japan a few years ago;  but, while I  ''7y| il  presume the hon. member did his best  and his intentions were all right; that  arrangement does not meet the case In  any sense. What we in British Columbia contend ls that there should < be  passed by the Dominion authorities, as  was suggested by Joseph chamberlain  himself, an act similar' tb the Natal  Act; but the Dominion government of  tbat time absolutely refused to pass  such an act. I go further. When the '  treaty with Japan was under negotiation, the late administration were asked by the Imperial authorities if they  wanted to come In as a party without  reservation, or if they wanted to'reserve their rights with regard to immigration, and they told the Imperial  authorities that they would come In  without any reservation whatever. The  result Is that if we attempt to interfere with Japanese Immigration in anr  way.- we are met with the difficulty of  an objection from the Emperor of Japan. It is not an easy question' to  solve, but the late administration neglected the question entirely, instead of  attempting to deal with it It ls a question that requires large men to deal  with, but7 if it is ^not grappled with.'  you are going to be faced with a race  problem that you will have to reckon  with in the near future.  Now. I want to proceed to the navy  question. It has been stated by some  hon. members that in the recent campaign prominence was not' given' to  the navy question, while other hon.  members stated that it was the sole,  question discussed. As far as British  Columbia is concerned, this naval  question is of vital Importance. If yon  will permit me,, I will read again the  clause' referring to that in the proposed amendment of the right hon. leader '  of the opposition:  "That with regard to that policy, as  well as to the whole question of naval  defence, there is ln the present cabinet a flagrant conflict of opinion."  On the Pacific Coast there is no conflict of opinion, but there is an opinion that is directly antagonistic to the  policy of the late administration; What  have we got today? The Atlantic  squadron the other day went on a political junketing tour in express opposition to the orders of the naval authorities, and the result was that the  "Niobe" was piled upon a rock. The  Pacific squadron went to Comox harbor and dropped anchor, and had not  men enough to raise the anchor. 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Seymour747*  m loo Blk., Cr. Hastings & Abbott St.  Vancouver, B.C.  Stevens' Speech  (Continued from Page 3)  what.it. apparently was leading to.  The whole, fishing industry on the Pacific Coast, on allien you must depend for men" to man your merchant  marine and navy, was in the hands oL  .Japanese, and no one who has looked  into the question carefully could fail  to see what -result would follow, from  the naval policy of the late, administration. That policy was simply suicidal in every sense of the term, not  only so far as the poor "Niobe"was  concerned, but,from beginning to end.  I haVe 'formed a judgment on the navy  question and have no hesitation in  stating it. We have been told that  there is a conflict of opinion among  members of the cabinet on this question, but we ought to-be sufficiently  broad-minded to give members of the  cabinet the right to their own opinions  with regard to any public policy, but  if there be any difference it has simply been concerning1 the direful effects  bound to follow the policy of the late  government.  This qiiestion is one which should be  approaehed as a business proposition  and not with a view of utilizing it so  as to throw out sops of patronage to  particular parts of the country. What  -J the condition at present? We have  a certain trade on tlie high seas, and  it is just as essential; that we should  have protection to our trade on the.  high seas as police protection in the.  cities. The question is not one of simply bolstering up imperial ideas. It  is a commercial one more than any-  y'Lng else. We are proud to boast that  the British Empire controls over half  the carrying trade of the whole world.  We are proud to boast of our supremacy of the high seas. Well, in my opinion what is required is an imperial  board of defence on which the overseas dominions should be: given representation. I am convinced that a board  of that kind would remove the last  vestige of objection in this country to  a direct contribution to a navy under  the control of the imperial authorities.  ] But I may be asked how we are going  to decide the proportion which each  of the overseas dominions should contribute. Well, as I have said; the proposition is a business one. There is a  certain amount of traffic throughout  the empire. Let us, for the sake ot  argument, say tbat the gross amount  of traffic throughout the empire amounts to one billion dollars and- that  the portion contributed by the Dominion amounts to $100,000,000. In my  view the proportion which the Dominion should contribute to the support of  the navy would be pro rata to the proportion which her traffic bears to that  ���������t* m^^^^^^*mAmmm*09m9k*\m.  ,m*^^m*f*A%%. ^%  (9  ������  1%  <>|y  i������  4  9  4*  HI  ������  't"t!'l"I"I"I"|'     'I' '1' * * * ** * * ************* * * * 4)  Alluminum Kettle  In Use Fifteen  Years���������GooQ 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.  of the whole. Suppose, for instance,  that one billion doilars represents the  whole traffic of the empire,' and $100,-  000,000 that of the Dominion, the proportion of. our contribution wbuld.be  one-tenth. If such a course as I have  indicated were pursued I.-believa.it  would result in removing the objections which at present obtain against  our contributing to-the maintenance of  an imperial navy. A good many people  are opposed to any such contribution  unless we have,representation in the  councils of the nation.' I myself am  a firm believer, in the. autonomy of  this Dominion, and Avhile I believe in  a direct, contribution,,I am equally  convinced that we should have our say  regarding how that contribution should  be spent. If then, we be given imperial representation, I see no objection  to our contributing to an imperial .navy. For 100 years Canada has enjoyed  the protection of the imperial navy,  and has not given a cent towards tlie  cost of that protection. That, I consider, is a disgrace to Canada. I consider it a disgrace to this country that  we should allow the taxpayers of Britain to be burdened with the wholp  responsibility of the heavy tax required to protect our overseas trade. The  time, has come when we should bear  our just proportion to protect our own  trade. On the basis I have pointed  out and on being given direct representation in the councils of the empire, I believe the last vestige of objection to a naval policy would be removed.  I have not much more to add, but I  wish-to refer to a remark made:by the  hon. member for Kings, Nova Scotia  (Mr. Foster), the baby member of this  House.   Let me congratulate" him on  the excellent speech he made on the  address, but when he alluded to the  unlimited, resources   of Nova  Scotia,  while I have no fault to find with my  hon. friend's enthusiasm regarding his  own native province, I Und I am at a  loss how to describe the resources of  the province I have the honor to represent.   We have in that province a  coast line of 7,000 miles and an area  of some 238,000,000 acres.   When the  late Sir John Macdonald aiid his noble  colleague proposed to span this continent with two bands of steel, their  policy was ridiculed by the Liberal  party of that day.  In fact, Sir Richard  Cartwright described British Columbia  as a sea of mountains and declared  that the railway: would not pay for its  axle-grease.     Well,   we   have 7 great  mountain peaks, of which rwe are justly proud.    "Those peaks are so high  that I do not believe the mentality of  those engaged   in this debate could  surmount   them*  and   certainly they  tower  high  above  the, mentality   of  those who criticize the statesmen-like  policy of Sir John Macdonald and his  colleagues which! has made this country  what it is today7   But between  those great mountain peaks we have  fertile valleys in which you could place  Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and, I  believe,  the  province  of  Ontario  aB  well.   Let me now draw attention to  a few of our resources. ;Our output of  coal last year was 2,000,000 tons and  our output of other minerals amounted to some $24,500,060, almost one-half  the total production   of minerals sin  Canada.   Our salmon fisheries canned  oyer 1,000,000 cases of salmon.   I am  not drawing attention to these facts in  a boastful manner,: but simply to show  :^al^ri^h2Cqlunibia;is a jfreat pro-  *4H^**<^*^H������M~:������<*^^������M'%~:~:~M' *.>^~><������*.:..m.^<.^^4.^^4Mj..>i:.h^j..>^  ���������I**i*,i,*i*  Free!  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  .*  *  *  . a  *  *  >*  *  *  *  *  Free!  &  Saturday" &  To every BOY that makes a purchase of 25c we  will give FREE ONE HUMMING TOP; and  to every GIRL making a purchase of 25c, we  will give FREE. ONE LARGE BOX OF  COLORED PAINTS.  Only One Gift With Each Purchase  Gifts for the Ladies  Every LADY, that makes a purchase of $2.00, we  will give FREE a beautiful box of CHRISTMAS  HANDKERCHIEFS, ,3 "Handkerchiefs in a box. .  You  save  from   25c  to  50c  on  j'bur   purchase.  Our Goods Cannot be Beaten for Quality and Low Prices  f  *���������  ���������  *  X  *-  G. S. Wooley  PHONE:   Fairmont 550  2509=11 MAIN ST., NEAR  BROADWAY  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 ABERCROMBIE HARDWARE CO., Ltd.  Phono* Seymour 3Q28 781 Granville St.  IS years good yet  *9***********-r****'i"******* ******  18 years good yetm  ******* ******************* ************************** ***************************'  4^4^4^4^4^44{44^44j44^>4^4<4j44{44{M{^^^4^M^4j^4^^4^������.2.^.      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'  af������s is an INDEPLHDEKT Market  vince and belongs to tlw DoifliFiQSW  Canada as a whole and not to the people of British Columbia alone, and for  the purpose of pointing out to the people of the East the great territory we  have on the Pacific Coast;   When legislation is passed by this House,   it  should be based on the broad idea of  developing the whole country from the  Atlantic to the Pacific, and not of benefiting any one particular section.    I  might point out further that in Vancouver alone during the last ten years  we have contributed to the Doniinion  treasury some $35,000,000 in customs  and postal returns, and this year the  amount is likely to reach $8,000,000.  But what I wish particularly to emphasize is the fact that we ought to  turn our attention to the development  of this Dominion regardless of race,  religious and creed' differences. What  do J care about anybody's views on  trans-substantiation or any other religious doctrine?   Though bom in the  old country, I am a Canadian in sentiment, my first love is Canada, and I  believe the time has come when we  should  bury  these  petty  differences,  and work in common for the development of our common country.    The  other day I had a conversation with  one of my ^colleagues from the province of Quebec who told me he had  property in the West, and had travelled considerably, throughout that country and had thus obtained an idea of  the  vast  heritage  belonging  to  this  Dominion, and he came to this House  prepared   to   deal  with   every  public  question  from the  standpoint of the  country as a whole, and not from any  sectional point of view.   I agree with  my  hon.   friend.     I  believe   that  we  should for ever banish these petty differences of creed and race and unite]  with one object, namely, the development of this great Dominion of "ours  in the interests of all classes and all  ?  Point Grey is Vancouver's most select residential district���������  and " Marine View " is the cream of Point Grey.  Marine Drive is the most beautiful drive in North America.  "Marine View" is on Marine Drive.  Next spring a bitulithic pavement will be laid on Marine  Drive.    Will this make ourilots jump in value?  -Marine View" is on a gentle southern slope, commanding  a beautiful view of the Gulf of Georgia.  All lots are cleared.  Every lot is high and desirable.  Only a few minutes walk from the Wilson Road Car Line.  $60.00 to $75.00 Cash.    Balance, $10.00  to $12.00 per month.  Let lis Show You Marine View Today.  ji  TERMS:  PRETTY'S TiMBER EXCHANGE,  433 Richards St.  LIMITED  OPEN EVENINGS.  Phone:  4429  4430  i*****************^^-***** *******^^^***********^        sections,  ���������������^^-^^^^~W*H~:*4^HK'^W~:-4~>i-   ������^~H-M~X~H^4^^^ i^*.^^^*************.^*.,^*. *A  ��������� -. *-"' -is  tl.' 1    ',       r  THE WJBSTEEN CALL.  I Letter Writing Time I  *E           We have just received a splendid stock of Pads, Papetries and Envelopes. ^  ~: The quality is unexcelled and our prices cannot be beaten.                      . S������  ���������fc                                 Pads 10c to 40c, Envelopes to match :2  ������=                                  Papetries 25c and 35c 31  ^ Note-PHYSICIANS' PRESCRIPTIONS OUR FIRST CONSIDERATION 3  | store'        2-5-4 Scitt Street 1  73iUiUiUiiiiUilkiUiliiiiiikitliUlUilli.kiUiUiUiUiliiUiUiUiUiiliUiUiUiUiUilUUiUiUiliiitiikiU^  Under Hew Management  Meals  -   20c  I  B. C. Cafe  Meal Ticket $3.75  Short Orders a Specialty.  The mo������t TJp-to-date:place to eat on the Hill.  ������������������-...., 7 Allhome cooking, y   Quick service.  2011 MAIN STtiEET      ; S. ONISffl, Prop.  G. S. Wooley has opened a new dry  goods and gents' furnishing store at  2507-2309 Main street.  The real estate firm of.A W. Goodrich & Co. has removed from 2450  Main street to more spacious offices  at 2515 Main street.  105 Broadway East  Hyacinths, single and double, 60c cut to 40c per doz^  Tulips, an colors" "      40c cut to 15c per doz;  TuUps, .77^ 7." M      20c cut to lOe/perdoz.  . Eiaffodils, from 15c up  Narcissus, Pheasants Eye      r      -   10c per doz.  Japanese Lilly Bulbs, $1 and $1.25 doz.  This is the only stock of Japanese Lily Bulbs now in Vancouver  Funeral Designs and Wedding Boquets a specialty   ������������������  A new, meat market, known as the  Sanitary Meat Market/opened for business last Saturday in the new building near the; corner of Main ancl Broadway' .';���������.���������������'. ���������'" y: '���������'  J.'W. 5ERESP0RD, I  . The Methodist Sunday School of the  Ferris- Road T^ethodist Church will  hold their Xmas entertainment on  Tuesday, Dec. 26th, at 8 o'clock p. ra.  A; jgoQcl programme will be provided.  +4J44J4^44J������4,4J44J4^4^������J.4{.^5w$~3m5m5������1$~5~5mJm5m5^..   Q{.4^444^.Jn{m{^^m{m{4424^{m{mJ44J~{^44{44{44J4^44{44S.  * MILLINERY AND FANCY POOPS 1  Big Reduction on all MILLINERY 1  Xmas Fancy Goods I  Store open evenings until Christmas |  I   MI^S.    n IDl F    36*6 ^AIN STREET I  | I MM   vAJHUUjf Vancouver, b.c.   ;  V  ���������i;m}..;i������}4i|mMh|. {nj4.tiiInI������'i������^i������.M*^i,'S"{"l"t'0 >,M<^*>*MK,������JK'K,,^,^,^^,,I,,J,,'V>*^,K'MJ*,J,*������,,!K,*J*  ?  Mrs. 7b. A. McGuire,; 2720 Yukon  street, will not receive .again until after-the New Year, when she will be  at home on. the; fourth Tuesday of each  month as usual. . ���������  ���������Xast Friday ^morning, about 7:30, a  team of horsey: belonging to a Chinaman crossed tae sidewalk on Fraser  avenue near Eighteenth, and sank to  their bellies in^the soft marshy ground  that_lies_at^tliis point. It was with  great dffficulty that they were extricated.  The B. C Electric Railway Company  Athletic Club will give a dance tonight  (Friday) in Oddfellows' Hall, Mount  Pleasant. Dancing from nine to  twelve. Those desiring to learn the  new dance, "the Electra," are requested to be at the hall not later than  8:30. Fowler's orchestra will supply  the music.  t  7  i  *  x  MOORE'S  Dry Goods Store  Corner 18th Ave. & Main St.  Here is one of the cheapest stores in this  town.      Our trade is increasing in leaps  and bounds, the reason being that buying  y direct  i  f  X  X  *  *  *  *  *.  **  goods at prices that jcannot be beaten.  You would do well to give us a call when     ���������  you require anything in Pry Goods of all  descriptions.  We make a specialty of  BABIES' OUTFITTING  and everything required for babies will be fonnd  in great variety. On SATURDAY we have our  XMAS SHOW OF TOYS  They cost from 5c up and are cheap and good value.  You should also see oiir marvel in  Children's Hats and Bonnets for 75c  CHILD'S  CREAM   AND   COLORED   COATS  Are fine value.  LADIES' AND MEN'S OUTFITTING  in great variety.  OUR HOSIERY  Straight from Leicester should also be seen.  1  *  *  '  *  5:  :���������**  EXPERT TEACHER  of  Violin,  Mandolin,   Guitar,   Banjo,   Authoharp   and  Zither.  Twenty Private Lessons   -   $7.00  No Class Lessons  Musicians supplies of  every description.  COWAN'S UP-TO-DATE MUSIC STORE  2315 Westminster Avenue near 7th  i  I  I  i  I  I  i  I  i  i  i  I  i  ���������4  Mrs. Nettie Eccles is in, Vancouver,  the guest of her cousin, Mrs. Wm.  Coates, 53 Fourteenth avenue west.  Mrs. Eccles is the widow of Mr. Geo.  E. Eccles, who lost his life with the  sinking of the Ohio, in Alaskan waters  two years ago, after assisting in saving the lives of two hundred and fifty  passengers. Mrs. Eccles, who is a talented young woman, makes her home  with her father, Mr. James Barrie, a  wealthy hotel man qf Winnipeg.  Editor Western Call,  7 City: ';���������.*���������'  Sir,���������From time to time I have seen  in your columns (particularly, 1 think,  in letters contributed by Prof. Odium)  references to a "Popish party" in the  ranks ot the ministry oi the Church of  England. I do not pretend to be as  well read or as intimately informed  on such matters as Prof. Odium undoubtedly- is. - At-the same time, - my  path of life has thrown me repeatedly  into .close touch with many of the  church leaders; and I. must confess  that I have seen nothing of the spirit  to which he so frequently alludes.' It  is true our High Church, men do pattern some of their practices, particularly that of the confessional, after  those of the Church of Rome; but  while the form is Romish, the mere  fact that they adopt and follow it is  not sufficient evidence to" sustain the  conclusion that the spirit is equally  Romish. Does not Prof. Odium do an  injustice to worthy men, good citizens,  and true supporters of a free Protestant religion, when he attacks the  High Church group? Would it not be  a fairer thing for him, occupying as he  does a semi-public position as a critic  of current events, to investigate before condemning? If he has convincing evidence, he should produce tt.  Otherwise he should retract.  Yours sincerely,  VICTOR EDSON.  415 Howe St., Vancouver, November  30, 191-.  lady Gesfomor���������" Mr. Beresford, I am about to redecorate my home, and  thought of asking some down-town people to do the work, but a friend has  recommended me to come to Vou." ,,  Mr. Beresford���������"I shall be very pleased to carry out your orders, and as  I personally overlook my work, instead of deputirg this to a foreman, you  may rely upon the best result, with, at the same time, less expense/as my  establishment sharges are far lower than those down-town."  Young &  Thompson  Cash Grocers  and  Provision Merchants  DECORATIVE EXPERT  725 Park Drive, Vancouver, B. C.  Phone-Seymour 8788  Special Sale of Groceries  At Unusually Low Prices During December  WE HAVE A LARGE STOCK OF EVERYTHING   YOU    NEED   AT. CHRISTMAS.  Cochrane & Elliott  Phone: F'mont 761       Cor. i5th & Westminster Rd.  ^~H~^^m^^^^H^^^������H^~M~M^*   ***4********>V*************  r *  GO TO THE  Leading  Confectionery  FOR YOUR  XMAS CAKES AND CANDIES  All our goods are made on the  premises by Expert Workmen.  The Latest Novelties in Candies.  Watch Our Window  Display.  Leave orders for  XMAS CAKES AND PUDDINGS  *  *  %  X  ladies' Mery  Thanking our patrons for their past favors,  we wish them the Compliments of the Season.  MRS. S. A. GLAZEBROOK  Cor. 25th Ave. & Main St.  V  H^������H������w^^������M������������������������������������^���������^���������M���������^������������������:������������������M"^>^���������!������������������:������������������ *****<���������********************  t  t  t  I  The death occurred Tuesday morning of Florence Howes, aged 43/.wife  of H. W. Howes, of 393 Tenth avenue  east, superintendent of the caretakers  of city schools and caretaker of Mt.  Pleasant School. Warm sympathy is  extended to Mr. Howes in his hour of  bereavement. The funeral took place  Thursday afternoon at two o'clock,  from the family home to Mountain  View cemetery. y  (���������  !*  *  *  . ���������*  \ *  I *  *  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.  Apples  Extra Choice Eating Apples  3 lbs. 25c.  Extra 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 i-lb. Cartoons,  :  2 lbs. 25c  Extra Choice Eating Figs; ,  21bs.^25c*  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 25c  Red Pitted Cherries, tin 25c  Lombard Plums, 3 tins 25c  Fruits in Glass  J. A. Sharwood & Co., London, Eng  Fruit Salads, per glass   60c  Macedoines in Syrup,.  per bottle 60c  Pure Calves-foot Jelly,  wine flavors, per bottle 25c  Raspberry Jelly, bottle 25c  Orange Jelly, per bottle 25c  Raisins m* Currants  Extra Choice Seeded Raisins,  3 pkts. 25c  Valencia Raisins, 2 lbs. 25c  Sultana Raisins, per lb. 15c  Table Raisins, extra fancy,  per lb. 25c  Currants, recleaned, lb.  JOc  2 pkts. 25c  New Peels  Citron Peel, per lb.    -   J5c  Lemon and Orange mixed,  2 lbs. 25c  leave your Order  Now for Turkeys, Geese,  Ducks and Chickens.  Large Supply of the  Best always on Hand.  Y01G&  V  *  Cash Grocers  and  Provision Merchants  Note the Address  26th and Main  BATSTONE.���������The death occurred  Tuesday of the infant son of Mr: E. B.  Batstone, of 2841 Dock street.  , i .    ��������� y   ��������� ��������� ii *     ���������  Semi=Ready Tailoring   fPIlOIlB: Fairmont 784  Thomas & mcBain     519 granville st.  *  ,*  *���������������������������-.; 4i  TVT*n*VVVV'*��������� **V%******'WVVVVVVWV W^V*^4^VVV^n^%^fc^^^%%������v  We Live to Serve  -*/.  v :<���������  ���������k  .���������.-���������I THE WESTERN CALL.  i������ * m t ������ : ������ :.' * *��������� . H4i| . . . i .  lo  KEEPS IN THE LEAD OF  Vancouver's  Forward Movement  Fresh Groceries, F  Vegetables,  Pnmsions, Jfiggs  Butter, Etc.  AT LOWEST PRICES.  Cor. Park Drive and 14th Avenue  J. P. SINCLAIR, Prop.   NONE* Fairmont 10331  HHIIIIIIIII   ������^���������^������������������������������44>.���������������^^44������4������^������.������^^^������������^������.������������  !������������������������������������!���������<<��������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������itm������������M������t������tM<������i������<n������mfiti^j  PRACTICAL HORSESllOER  Special attention.ipven to Lame  and Interfering Hones.  wkmmt^SLmSf s*ve'M' PRINCE   EDWARD  STREET  ���������I Un a Troop Ship to India  (A Reminiscence.)  Although a ^good many years have  passed since I had my first experience of life on board a troopship and  since then the old "troopers" have  been replaced by the more modern  "hired transports," the various incidents and experiences of my initial  experience are fresh in nay memory  today. '  It was a lovely arisp, sunshiny morning in December, when we paraded  with our kit-bags, foiled coatsi and  haversacks on the barrack square for  inspection by the Colonel of the Depot at Gosport, prior to our embarkation at Portsmouth.  The parting cheers of our comrades  left behind; the strains of the band  playing "Auld Lang Syne," the girls  and the waving handkerchiefs en  route: all come back to me as I write.  Arriving at the Jetty we were halted and after being told otr to "messes" by the embarkation officers, eventually got on board and proceeded to  extricate ourselves fronu our equipment and began to adapt ourselves to  the places assigned us which was to  be our home for about 26 days. ��������� . ' "'  AveBIMi  >������������������������������ w8999w%99f 88489898 ���������1������i������H������������rf������fl>  44**M**V*l*l������* ��������������� 1111111 M  M'������'l'l"l'l II i 11' U'M'il 11'I inn  I For Ront=Warehouse  J 50x50 ft. on lot 50xl20tp lane.     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Reasonable Prices.  *********.  Delivery    and  No one unacquainted with the task  of embarking between 2,000 and 3,000  men, women and children to say nothing   of  officers'   chargers,   dogs   and  other miscellaneous impedimenta, can  have the faintest conception of the  enormity of the task and if the tempers of the various embarkation officers were, tried to the utmost as they  endeavored from  early morning till  late in the day to allocate each 'unit  to its respective place on board while  at the same time trying to instruct  the uninitiated into the mysteries and  topography of the various troop-decks  etc., etc., it not to be wondered if occasionally  their   manner  was   a  bit  curt.   We were not long discovering  that we were destined to be more than  mere idle passengers on the voyage  and altho many of the "billets?'; assigned us were at the moment somewhat of a mystery we were soon able  to grasp the meaning of the various  little amusements (?)   provided by an  all  wise  government  for preventing  the time   hanging   heavily   on   our  hands': - swabbing and holystoning the  decks���������cleaning brass work, sweeping  decks.    Sentry go and watches combining to.relieve the monotony. .It was  a common sight to see a bunch of  "Tommies" sitting barefooted oh deck  (as boots were discarded after leaving  port),  playing  "house"  or, ,^ards  just then the. bugler would sound two  "G's" oi\ three' "G's" as. the oqcasion  demanded, then the "School" would be  suddenly broken up by the hasty exit  of  some of the  party  recalled  to  a  sense   of  their  duty   as   "swabbes",  sweepers,'.' etc., muttering, meanwhile  something that was barely a grayer  as  their  comrades  chaffed   them   as  they departed.  On the first day out from Portsmouth  and when the.snow white cliffs: of the  old land had faded from, our view���������  the cliffs that so-many on board were  destined never to see again. 01d7Nep-  tune became playful and many of rBit-  ain's warriors were rendered hors-de-  combat faster than all the combined  European armies could -manage to do  ^-^mariynoythose^who^faiicied^them'  selves immune being'amongst the first  to succumb and give up all they had as  a tribiite, "'. V".;  A rather amusing incident in regard  to this occurred oh board���������searching  amongst the kit bags on deck for his  own, one of the boys came across an  Artillery forage'cap of the did "pillbox", pattern, making a grab at it he  found something attached to the chin  strap which.he discovered to be a  gunner of his own battery who had  been missing from the mess table for  a day or two and had lain down  amongst the bags being too sick to  move, it was a long time before he  heard the last of it.  After leaving the English channel  ajttd reaching the much dreaded Bay  of Biscay' were were agreeably surprised to And it on its best behaviour.  .Gibraltar with its terraces of guns,  grim and impregnable; the kej-- to the  Mediterannean was, passed also Spain  and Morocco, then we reached, Malta  and entered the harbor of Valetta to  disembark troops for, Malta and embark others for India and receive coal.  Here the Maltese diving boys amused  us by diving for coin thrown from the  ship and bumboats laden with oranges  figs, dates and tobacco and cigarettes  came alongside to reap a rich harvest,  as after a diet of salt junk and cast  iron ships biscuits, we were only to  eager to buy whatever the cost.  Kext day we resumed our journey  and in another four days reached Port  Said, the entrance to the Suez Canal.  Coming (to anchor we began, to coal  again, while the officers and other  privileged persons off dut3' went  ashore to see the sights and dodge the  coal dust and stretch their limbs.  IC j    I^-was rather amusing to watch the  * \ coaling operations.    Just .as soon as  * j we had cast anchor the barges came  -H-li alon.Sside   and   the   stream   of   living  humanity began running up and down  ihe gang planks, carrying the coal in  baskets on their heads. Just like so  many black ants. What struck me  most was the number of women employed, and the incessant jabbering  and chanting kept up whils't all this  was going on the usual bumboat scenes  were being enacted and Tommy was  availing himself of the opportunity of  being fleeced. As the rabble were not  permitted aboard, the usual procedure  was for a rope to be thrown on board  from the bumboats below, attached to  which was a basket, ^thisTwas hauled  on board and with the money, inside  tow^^^lbelaw,; white ^erarticles desired in (exchange for coin of the realm  was conveyed by pantomimic gesture  as well as by aid of several pairs of  strong lungs and often given in various  dialects of course. Tommy was at  the mercy of the cheating Arab or  Egyptian merchant below, but one had  to take a chance or go without.  Next morning early we weighed  anchor and with the aid of a pilot commenced our journey through the canal  with the aandy deserts of Arabia on  the one hand and Egypt on the. other.  After travelling about 12 hours at the  rate of about 4 or 5 miles an hour,  not having a searchlight at our bows  we anchored at Ismaileh for the night,  resuming our journey next morning,  getting out of the canal at Suez same  afternoon.  On entering:the Reft Sea, which by  the way, Is blue, I was naturally curious to find out just where Moses crossed and where Pharoh and the Egyptians were drowned, one of the sailors  doubtless thinking that being "rookies"  we would swallow anything, informed  us with a very solemn visage that a  black line across the water still marks  the place. Needless to say we never  saw that line, but the naughty sailor  man never turned a hair when told,  and assured us we must have passed  it in the night.  I shall never-forget the beauty of  those nights in the Red Sea and Indian  Ocean. I used to sit up on deck in  the moonlight and watch the porpoises race with the ship while the prow  of the vessel cut her va>*. through the  waters, scattering sprays of phosphorescence to port and starboard, and  illuminating the water, revealing the  fish as they sportively chased each  .other.  During,the day the porpoises, dolphins, and Jlying fish with an occasional  shark, helped to enliven the scene.  We passed Aden, that barren, arid  spelt,; where I was afterwards stationed  for two- and a half years,; and five  dajte afterwards came to anchor m  Bombay Harbor. Our disembarkation;  the journey up country and the various  incidents and experiences on the way  must be left until another time.  .O. McM.  . Bones to caasnoM.  TAKE NOTICK that Frederick WUtej,  Painter, 441 Hastings Street East, Vancouver, B. C, on the 19th day of October  assigned all his estate of R. L. Malt-  land, Clerk, 415 Winch Building, Vancouver, B. C, for the benefit of Ma  creditors.  . A-meeting of creditors will be held at  416 Winch Building. Vancouver. B. C.  on the 7th day 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 the Assignee will then proceed to  distribute the estate, having regard only  to claims filed.  Dated this 24th day of October. 1B11.  BURNS & WALKER,  Solicitors for the Assignee.  The Year Book of British Columbia  and Manual of Provincial Information  by R. E. Gosnell, has a place in our  library: It is brim full of interesting  and useful information and -is made  refreshingly attractive by numerous,  illustrations. This valuable "Coronation Edition" is offered to the public  as below.  The free distribution of the Year  Book has been limited to a Hat of persons and. institutions selected for public purposes only.  In all other cases a charge of one  dollar per copy, and 15c. (8d) additional for postage, will be made, and this,  rule will be strictly adhered to.  Those desiring to purchase one dozen or more copies will be entitled., to  a discount similar to that allowed to  the book trade, namely, 20c per copy.  Postage additional at 15c. (8d.) per  copy.   ...  Copies may be obtained by application to the King's Printer, Victoria,  B. C.7  ..' &AV9 ACT.  -���������-- New Westminster Land District.  New".Westmliister District.  TAKE NOTICE, that F. T. Piercy  Cowl, of Vancouver, surveyor, intends to  apply for permission to purchase the following described lands: Commencing at  the northwest corner of Lot 1410; thence  east 27 chains to the west boundary of  lot 2522 O. 1; thence north 40 chains;  thence west 20 chains; thence north 40  chains; thence .west 20 chains; thence  north 40 chains more or less to the south  boundary of Lot 2524, O. 1; thence weet  30 chains,' more or less, to the shore of  Secholt Inlet; thence southeasterly along  the .shore line to point of commencement,  containing 200 acres more or less.  Located on the 12th day of October,  1911.  Dated 31at October, 1911. \    ���������  P. T.  PIERCT COND.  W.J. PASCOE, Agent.  ������������������������������������������������������������������ '������������'������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������   ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� |.������������J>  E McBride  & COMPANY  arters for all kinds of Hardware  4  Agents  for  -������������������--'������������������  : ' 7.        ���������"'       ���������'.'-��������� '   -:'-' ��������� '-���������'."'''."'���������  Gurney-Qxfdrd Ganges  ^Ghancellor,^  an<J -Golden Nugget^  STOVES, the most modern  NOTICE  NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN thflt"  an application will be made to the  legislative Assembly of the Province of  British Columbia at its next session tor  an act to. incorporate an Educational  Institution and being the Theological  Cojlego 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 Province, and to lease, mortgage,, sell and  transfer the same; also with power to  borrow or loan money and to give or  receive 'security-"' therefor; also Wwlth ..  power to organize and '.teach clashes 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 privileges as are' usually  possessed  by  Theological  Colleges.  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'.-..���������.���������'��������� ^   -: .���������*  I Flour, Hay and Feed |  | OF ALL KINDS |  I   <:" k -'   GO TO *  Phone   air mon t 845  Always in Mt. Pleasant  ress  and Baggage Transfer  Stand���������Main and Broadway  Phone - Fairmont 845  IBROS.  You will receive courteous  treatment. Prompt attention given to all orders.  MAIN ST.  BETWEEN  26th  and 27th AVES.  ������������������'.   PHONE FAIRMONT 15U   >  v:  ^***************^f****':if**^i * THE WESTERN CALL.  ~!f"  THE  Louis  Tracy  ['  Q  I  Ce������yri������M l>r U*l���������* * All**.  V.  '.. The first to grasp Stanhope's hand  When be swung himself onto the deck  of the tender was Mr. CyruB J. Traill.  ���������j   ."Well done, my lad!" he cried, bro-  ikenly.   "I thought it was all up with  you.   Did you- see her?"  1   "Yes, but only for a second."  ;   "You thought it best not    to    Join  them?"  "You know that I would gladly go  i������ow and attempt it. But I dared^ not  refuse the better way. I can't tell you  (what happened. Something stilled the  hea like magic. Look at it now."  > Assuredly the waves were breaking  ���������gain around the pillar with all their  Wonted .ferocity, but one among the  Trinity Hoase officers .'"noticed- a  amooth, oily patch floating pastt he  vessel. .������������������.'.  ."'��������� "By Jove!" he shouted, 7 "i)rand  helped you at the right moment. He  'threw some gallons of colza overboard."  Traill, a bronzed, spare, elderly man,  tall and straight, with eyes set deep  beneath heavy.eyebrows, went, to Jim  Spence and Ben Pollard wr ere they  were helping to sling the Daisy up to  the davits.  "I said five hundred between you,"  be briefly announced. "If the rope  holds, and the three people 1 am Inter*  ested ln reach the shore alive, I will  make it five hundred apiece."  ,  Ben Pollard's mahogany face became several inches .wider, and remained so permanently his friends  thought, but Jim Spence only grinned .  ! "You don't know the cap'n, air. He'll  ���������ave-every mothers' son���������an' daughter,  too���������now he has a line aboard."  Then the ex-sailor, chosen with'Ben  from among dozens of volunteers owing to his close acquaintance with the  reef, bethought him.  | "You're treatin' Ben an' me magnificent, sir," be said, "but the chief credit is due to Mr. Stanhope. We on'y  obeyed orders.'  |   The millionaire laughed like a boy,  '   "I have not forgotten Mr. Stanhope,", Some  tte said.   "I am sure your confidence had mastered stoicism.  In Mr. Brand will be justified.    You i distended, his lipB quivering. ������ He lean-  iwatcb me smile when I ante up youi ed with one hand on the kitchen table ;i  ���������bare." ! In- the other he had clutched tola un-  .   On board the tug, and on the gallery cle's letter,  The wisdom of his advice was manifest. With farewell trumpetings the  vessels scurried off to Penzance, and  the telegraph-office was kept open all  night transmitting the word-pictures  of'.newspaper correspondents to thrill  the world with full descriptions of the  way in which the Gulf Rock's famished  denizens had been relieved.   ,  The last two packages ferried to  the lighthouse contained, not only  warm woolen wraps for the women  and children, but a big bundle of letters and telegrams.  Pyne was the postman. There were  at least twenty notes addressed to the  girls, and several to Brand, from  friends ashore.  Mr. Traill, of course, wrote to his  nephew and Mrs. Vansittart. Naturally, Pyne carried his own missive to  the kitchen, where he found that Constance and Enid had managed to wash  in.distilled water.  They were cutting sandwiches and  endeavoring to read their letters at I  the same instant.   He bowed with sarcastic politeness. |  ."I Bee you are ready for the party,"  he said.  Certainly he offered a deplorable  contrast to them. His face was encrusted with salt and blackened with  dirt and perspiration. His hands were  like those of a sweep, but smeared  with oil, which shone on his coat  sleeveB up to both elbows. His clothes  were torn and soiled, his linen collar  and cuffs limp as rags, and his waistcoat was ripped open, having remained  ln that condition since it caught in a  block as he-descended the mast. I  "Oh;'you poor fellow!" cried  Con-,  stance.   "llow you must envy us. Here  is a.kettleful of hot \vater.   I can't say  much for the towel, but the soap is excellent." '���������',.'. i  Refreshed, Pyne opened, his uncle's  letter. The girls were keeping up a  running commentary of gossip. . .        |  "Mousie (Mrs. Sheppard) says she  hasn't slept for three nights."  "Edith Taylor-Smith says she envies  us." ���������'  '7.���������.���������.'.'..  "That letter you are reading now  is from Lady Margaret. \Vhat does  she say?" 7  "She sends all sorts of love, and���������-  th,at kind of thing," cried the blushing  Enid, who bad just learnt from Jack's  mother that Stanhope had appropriated her as his intended wife without ever a proposal.  "Ib that all���������in four closely written  pages?"  "Well���������she hopes to see me���������to see  both of us���������"  Constance was too kindly to quiz  her sister; maybe she saw something  in Enid's eye which threatened speedy  retaliation.  "Here's a note from the vicar. They  have held a special service of intercession at St. Mary's."  "And Hettie MorrlB writes��������� Good  gracious, Mr. Pyne! Have you had  bad" news?"  Enid's wondering cry was evoked by  the extraordinary way in which the  young American was looking at her.  intensely   exciting  knowledge  His eyes were  When Pyne quitted the kitchen Tils  intent was to reach Brand without delay. As he passed Mrs. Vansittarfs  bedroom he paused. ' Something had  delighted him immeasurably once the  first shock pf the intelligence had1  passed.  He seemed to be irresolute in his  mind, for he waited some time on the  landing before he knocked at the door  and asked if Mrs.- Vansittart would  come and speak to him.  "Are you alone?" she demanded,  remaining invisible.  "Yes," he said. *  Then she appeared, with that borrowed ��������� shawl still closely wrapped  over her head and face.  "What is it?" she said wearily.  "You have had a letter from my  Vmcle?"  "Yes, a charming letter, but I cannot understand it. He says that some  Very important and amazing event will  "To me?"   "    "   " "    '  .   ' "That's   an   oid -itory now," inter-  "Yes. it deals with an important vened Pynfe quickly, "Climb up on  matter too.   It concerns Enid." | my shoqjder and have a look at the  "Mr. Traill has written to me about Bea-, Perhaps there may be a ship,  Enid?"   repeated  Brand  stopping   his   to������"  industrious  polishing to- see if  Pyue !    "^ hat did Mr. Pyne tell you?" wUs-  were joking with him. j pered   Brand,  pretending  to   make  a  "That's so.    See, here is 'bis letter,  secret of it with Elsie.  It will tell its own stoty.   Guess you'd \    "There didn't seem  to be  'nuff to  better read it right away." ' eat," she explained, seriously, "so Mr. j  The young man picked up one of the  Pyne kep' a bit of biscuit in his pock- ]  sealed letters on the table and handed  et, an' Mamie 'n' me had a chew every  it to the other. o       time we saw him."*  Setting aside a glass chimney and, ������H'm." murmured the man, glanc-  a wash-leather, Brand lost no time ax ing ���������p at his young friend as he  reading Mr. Traill's communication.    \ waiked    around   the"  trimming-stage,  Save that his lips tightened, and his with the delighted Mamie.   "I suppose  face paled Blightly, there was no out-  he asked you not1 to tell anybody?"    '  ward    indication    of the tumult thei    .....    ������������������_���������,* ������   . ���������  ������������,      ���������     *        '  written words must have created in'      AVe wa8n * t0 tel1 Miss Constance  his soul, for this is what met his as  tonished vision:  or Miss Enid.'   An' they  told us  we|  wasn't to tell him about'the    sweet i  stuff they put in our tea.   That is all.  Funny, isn't it?"\    '- .  Brand knew that these little ones  were  motherless.    His eyes  dimmed    'Dear Mr. Brand���������I  hope soon   to  detain him iii Penzance" afterwe reach !make your acquaintance.    It will be  the place.   He goes on���������but Twill read ,an honor to meet a man who has done ,.,-���������������������������������������������      ..    -..���������   *  it to you    I am quite bewildered"      (so much for those near and dear to somewhat.     Like   all    self-contained  She took a letter from her pocket'tae- but there is One reason why I aralmen,  he  detested  any  exhibition  of  and searched through its contents un-!anxlou8to-8jasp your hand which is .sentiment. _        v.     u    .y /     V-:  til she found a naraeranh     She ������������ so utterly beyond your present know-1      1 say,    he cried huskily to Pyne,  about to read it aloud wten someone lled8������ that l deem Jt a ***-*������ te������ you, "you must escort your friends back to  came down the stairs.' It was one of ,the-facts, to prepare you, in a word, their   quarters,      M~ "���������"--  ���������the officers, yet Mrs. Vansittart was I.  "Circumstances have thrown me in- please;    .       _  Bo flurried that she dropped the sheet *������- *}������ ,??mPay ������,f, Lieutenant Stan-       A"   ��������������� ~������"  of paper and bent to pick it up before r?,ope;   ^Ye had a kindred inspiration.  Pyne could intervene (He, I understand, is in effect, if not in  "Oh,    bother!"    she cried.    "I am 'actual    recorded    fact, the  accepted  dreadfully nervous, even now that we fu,^.r   of    y������ur    ���������*������?*������*    n?,ugh ���������eC' i ,������������������������ anA .u    . ������ ���������������-   ...       -a-    .  known   as   Miss Enid Trevillion.    I, I lamp and the. twinkling diamonds of  although an older man,, can share his. the dioptric lens. ���������������������������y '-"������������������   7  feelings, because I am engaged to be|    "Yes.   I will not forget.   Good-bye,  married to  Mrs. Vansittart,    a   lady now, dearie."  whom you have, by God's help, res-(The visit of the children had given  cued.     Hence,   Mr.  Stanhope  and  I hinj a timely reminder.   As these two  cause'ine to ask you"to"postponeTw������h*ve ^os\ lived together, ash^ore and were now, so had his own loved ones  date of our marriage format least a .^vJL.tM��������� ^^V-OTSt^fKi.1^11^? yearB thRt ml������ht>ot ������* re-  month after you reach shore.   This is     " ""  No    more    idling.  An' you will really lend for us tomorrow to see the milkman?" said  Elsie. Notwithstanding his sudden  gruffness, she was not afraid of him.  She    looked    longingly .at  the great  "Yes, miss," Interposed a sailor at'  the door.   "The skipper's orders are:  'Women an' children to muster on the ���������  lower deck.'"  Then began a joyous yet strangely  pathetic procession, headed by Elsie  and Mamie, who were carried down-  Btairs by the newly arrived lighthouse-  men. The children cried and refused  to be comforted until Pyne descended  with them to. the life-boat. The women followed, in terrible plight, notwithstanding the wraps sent them on  the previous day. Each, as they pass  ed Stephen Brand, bade him farewell  and tearfully asked the Lord to bless  him and his.  Among them came Mrs. Vansittart.  Her features were veiled more closely,  than ever.   Whilst she stood behind  the others in the entrance, her glance  was fixed immovably on Brand's face.  No  Sybiliine   prophetess   could  baye  striven more eagerly to wrest the secrets of his soul from its lineaments, '  Nevertheless, when "he turned to her ,  with his  pleasant smile and parting  words    of   comfort, she averted her  eyes, uttered an incoherent phrase of.  thanks for his kindness, and seemed'  to be unduly terrified by the Idea that  she must be swung into the life-boat  by the cr������n������ . '  uy "'������(������������nti|iuel Next week.)  are in no further peril  I wish you to hear,  And she read:  This is what  '  "Nothing but the most amazing and  unlooked    for    circumstances    would  not the time, nor are your present sur-  Naturally,    he    spoke of the girl he called.  loves and told me something of her j    The nest would soon be empty^ the  roundings  the  place for telling you Wstory.    He  described    theT   brooch young birds flown.   He realized that  'why I make this request    Suffice it fo������nd on her clothing, and a Mr. Jones, he would not be many days ashore be-  ���������to say that I think, indeed,'--I am sure,!retired  from the  lighthouse  service. fore the young American to whom he  a great happiness has comeJ into my i *������?, w.as Present when^you saved the had taken such a liking would come  life, a happiness which you, as my wife 'child from speedy death. Informs me to him and putforward a moreendur-  soon'to be  will share "                         ithat her linen was marked *E. T.* ing claim to "Constance, than Mr. Traill  ..'.-.'������������������-���������-,.������������������                      '���������-                              "These    facts, combined  with  the made with regard to.Enid.   Well, be  ;  The American, whilst Mrs; vVansit- SSJ^iSi?^"^^1?^^!? T18* ^8,gD hl"Aelf 5to the8������ ^ln������������'  tart was tatention her excerpts, f������mv#  his uncle's letter, studied all that was7": nl't^��������� L.^������f ^&XhtetB'mdw atranger condit tons.  Visible of her face.    That which BeJSSJi 7*������J������?������1 ftrjSfSK JJutJ    When   Pyne   returned, Brand  was  saw there puzzled him.   She had suf- '^L���������^ wi^ for    him.    The struggle was  fered no more than others, so he won-tw.h������ ���������������"^frh?Ld^;o*"d^f6*111,aharp, but it had ended.  dered why she wore such an air of '^Ji^TSt '��������� ���������vf !?\,rf������������t   *l      "r wouId Hke you to read your un-  Rftttled   melnnoholv      Thrnnehoi.t   th������!:     l  Can   8ay. n������  mi?re  at  Present.    V cle>a ,fetter/. he ga,d#    ..j gm clear  In  the right course  Traill wlBhes to win  will not take her  settled  melancholy.  lighthouse  sick  became  came    lively.     Even the tipplers  methylated spirits, deadly ill  before,  had worked like Trojans at the rope,  as eager to rehabilitate their shattered  ie  well,  the  lethargic  be- K'lfw- StSlft to adopt.   If Mr. Tm  ly.     Even the tipplers of ffEift^" cJaL^.?,^b/������V0i^e, Enid's affection, he  affections of a beautiful and accom-  by surprise.    Indeed, he  himself re-  plished daughter    I will be content. ^   j   ^ this element in the situation.  m������re��������� ^"^^  ^e.Lan^    ������'You will not rush  away  from  Pen-  me a tithe of the love she owes to  character as to land the much-needed & V^SdSd.��������� !������. St^b^e and ���������������e *\T*'<L ?" It?  stores.  i.k  Of the lighthouse, there was no time  Cor talk. The vessel, with the most  ���������kllful handling, might remain where  pbe was for about four hours- She  was . already more than a hundred  .fathoms within the dangerous area  ���������marked by the buoy; and there was  touch, to be done in the time.  -;7 The strongest rope, the best wire  hawser, has its well-defined limit of  ���������traip7and the greater the length the  greater the tension. From the buoy  itself naught save a chain cable would  hold in such a sea. ��������� The tug must operate from the nearer base. She was  pitching and tossing in a manner calculated to daunt anyone but a Bailor,  and the slightest mistake made by the  Skipper, the burly oil-skinned man balancing: himself on the bridge witb  his    hand    on the engine-room tele-  f;raph,   would   snap   any   line   ever  wisted.'v'-.7  " So, briefly, this was' the procedure  adopted. A stout rope was bent, onto  that carried to the rock by Stanhope.  With this was sent a whip, thus establishing a to-and-fro communication.  |The rope itself,' when it had. reached  the rock, was attached to a buoy and  anchored. Thus, it could be picked up  easily if the 7 thin vwire hawser next  {despatched should happen to break.  i A few words may cover a vaBt  amount of exertion. Before the second  line, with its running gear, was safely  ftaVed around the body of the lantern  j���������even the iron railing might give way  h-a precious hour had elapsed, and  Stanhope was impatiently stamping  fej,bout the bridge of the tender, though  pone knew better than he that not an  junnecessary moment" was being lost.  ��������� At last a signaler stationed on the  lug was able to ask:  ; "What shall we send first?" -7  I And the answer came back: %������������������-���������  ! "Water, milk, bread." .  I All night tinsmiths had labored to  jsnclose food and clothing in watertight cylinders ready for transport,  ^nd the shining packages now began  their voyaging from the tug's trawl-  |>eam to the lofty gallery, three-fourths  gf the journey being through the sea.  When the first consignment reached  the rock, another lusty cheer boomed  jfrom the. watching vessels.  = Stanhope, at least, could picture the  kjcene in progress behind the grim  (granite walls���������Constance and Enid,  ���������with others whom he did not know,  serving out generous draughts to  (thirsty and famished women and men,  helping themselves. last, and hardly  Wble to empty the eight-gallon supply  ������f freBh water before they were called  on to distribute a similar quantity of  milk.  > And then, the bread, the cooked  ���������neat all cut in slices, the tinned soups  and meat extracts, the ^ines���������-for  tTraill had' taken charge of the catering and his arrangements were lavish  I���������what a feast for people almost on  the verge of, starvation!  'The hours flew until the tug signalled that she must cast loose and back  fcw^y from' the reef. The tide vwas  (running westward ! now. Soon the  idanger would be active,, and in any  fcase, the Gulf Rock was saved from  She possibility  of   famine  during  the  ^ext forty-eight hours. So the hawser,  1 its turn, was buoyed, and Brand's  parting instruction was not to attempt  to re-open communication during tht  dark hours of the morning tide.  '��������� Constance stood near to hira. That  he, of all the men she had ever met,  should yield to an overpowering emo>  tion, startled her greatly.  .  She caught his arm. ,  "Mr. Pyne," she said softly, "If���������it  is any ill tidings���������you have received-^-'  we axe, indeed, sorry for you."  He pulled himself straight, and gave  Constance such a glance that sho  hastily withdrew her hand. It seemed  to her that he would clasp her in hid  arms forthwith without spoken word.  Her action served to steady him, and  he laughed, so softly and pleasantly  that their fear was banished.  "Girls," he Bald slowly "I.have been!  parachuting through space for a min<  ute or so. ��������� I'm all right. Everybody  'is all right. But my head swims a bit  If I come back forgetting my name  and the place where I last resided, remember that once I loved you."  He left them. He could not trust  himself to say more.  "That letter was from his uncle, I  suppose," said Enid, awe-stricken.  ^"ItnrttffBrbe^^^  tic which would make him act so  strangely. Why has . he . run away?  Was he afraid tb trust us with his  hews?" -      -:'-:,., ���������;���������,.- -y  -There, was a sharp vehemence in  Constance's voice which did not escape her sister's sharp ears.  "Connie," said Enid, quietly, "as  sure as Jack loves me, tbat man is in  love with you."  "Enid���������"'  But the other girl laughed, with a  touch of her saucy humor.  "Why did he look at you in that way  Just now? Didn't you think, he was  going to embrace you on the spot?  .Confess!" :- '.=���������'������������������; ".-���������'��������� ���������  7 "It was at you he was looking."  ';' "Not in the way I mean. He gazed  at me as if I were a spirit. But when  you touched him he awoke. He might  have been asleep and suddenly seen  you near him. I wonder he didn't  say 'Kiss me, dearest, and then I will  be sure it is not a dream.'"  Constance discovered that she muBt  defend herself.  "Mr. Pyne hardly conveyed such unutterable things to me," she said, conscious that a clean face betrays a  flush which smudges may hide. "Have  you had a letter from Jack that you  can interpret other people's thoughts  so sweetly?"  "No, dear. Jack has not. written.  I have found out the cause. His mother expresses the hope that he will be  the first to convey her good wishes.  So I think he meant to try and bring  the rope himself. Dad knew it and  Mr. Pyne. That is why they did not  tell us."  Constance gathered her letters into  a heap.'. The tiny pang of jealousy  whicii thrilled her .had gone.  "Eighty-one hungry mouths expect  to be filled to repletion to-night," she  said. "No more gossip. What curious creatures women are! Our own  affairs are sufficiently engrossing  without endeavoring to pry into Mr.  Pyne's."        '   .  "Connie, don't press your lips so  tightly.. You are just dying to know  what -jpset him. But, mark my words,  it had nothing to do with any other  woman." ..���������.'.������������������-,.,. '  Wherein Enid was completely mistaken: she would never commit a  greater error of Judgment during the  rest of her days.        ._  What trouble had befallen this wo- felequent witnesses  man so gracious, so facile, so worship- *"������'"'*"���������  ful in her charm of manner aud utterance during the. years he had known  her, that she remained listless when  all about her was life and joyance, she,  the: cynosure of many eyeB by her costumes and graceful carriage, cowering  from recognition?    Here was a mystery, though she had repudiated the  word, and a mystery which, thus far, powers,  defeated his sub-consciouB efforts at  solution. '  She lifted her eyes to his. Her ex-  ression was forlorn, compelling pity  by its'utter desolation.  In all others who know you, ycu have  "Yours most sincerely,  "Cyrus J. Traill  "P.S. . Let   me   add, as an after-  No, sir," said Pyne, with a delightful certainty of negation' that caused  a smile to brighten his hearer's face.  "I may not get clear of the rock for  several dayB. There ls much' to place  in order here.  When the relief comes,  MT. PLEASANT CHURCH  Cor. Ninth Ave. and Quebec St.        "  Sunday Services���������Public worship at 11  ������.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.- BS������4>.  &ATTSB BAT fUOimi  REORGANIZED CHURCH OF CHRIST  1370 10th Avenue. But.   '  Services���������Every   Sunday  evening  at   t s  o'clock.   Sunday School at ? (fciock.  l Mcmullen, elder   zwta&~obavob &02mm    , .  mt. pleasant l.o. l. no 1842  Meets the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of  each month at 8 p.m. In the K. of P. Hail.'  All visiting brethren cordially welcome.  H. Birmingham. W.M.. 477 7th Ave.  Bast  C. M. Howes, Sec.,  393  10th Ave.  Bast _^   un>Bramaa* oun or obb-  MT.  PLEASANT  LODGE NO.  1������  Meets   every  Tuesday  at  t  p.m.   la  I.O.O.P.   Hall,   Westminster   Ave..   Mt  Pleasant   Sojourning brethren cordially  invited to attend.  W. F. McKENZlE. N. G.. 462 - lOthAve.. Eaat  J. C. DAVIS. V. G.. 1281 Homer Street  8. 8ewell, Rec. Secy.. 481 7th avenue  ������ast        t   thqpght, that only my nephew and you I must help the men to make things  Jiave received this information. The ship-shape. Meanwhile, Stanhope���������or  agonized suspense which the ladles'Constance, whom you can take Into  must have endured on the rock is a- your ' confidence���������will smooth tbe  trial more than sufficient tb tax their  If as I expect, Mr. Stanhope  meets you first, he will be guided  wholly by your advice' as to whether  or not the matter shall be made known  ito your Enid���������to my Edith���������before she  lands."  way���������' , *  "No, sir,"' Interrupted Pyne,-even  more emphatically. "When f-tn come  to know my uncle, you will find that  he plays7 the game all the time. If  Enid is to be given a new parent the  old one will make the gift. And that's  a fact."  Brand waived the point.  The girls have plenty  to endure  MT. PLEASANT  BAPTI8T CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Quebec 8t  S. Everton, B.A, Pastor  260 13th Ave. B.  Preaching Services���������11  a.m.   and   7:*S  p.m.   8unti8v School at 2:30 p.m.  "What does he mean?" she asked,  plaintively.   "Why has he not spoken I,  Brand dropped the letter and placed  clearly?   Can you tell me what it Is, his hands over his face.   He yielded  this great happiness, which has enter- for an instant to the stupor of thein-' here ^without "ha^in "this" surprise  ed,   so   strangely,   into his life, and, telligence., . ! sprung on   them,"  hS  said.     'I  will  miner ' ,.  I ���������   Pyne. ������s Constance had done, came wrlt������ t0 Mp./Tratnf- and ieftVe events  "I have  never met any man who bear to him and said, with an odd des- 88hore in his hands."   ���������  knew exactly what he meant to say, pondency in his voice: Qli   -._������������������'_ .''i_u+ "~1A ������,��������� 'ui������*__ _������_������.    '"Say, you feel bad about this. Guess' -nf8^/^I-^"^.V^nlitH^r*-*!^  ���������.-n h.'������-���������...������.mii������ j.. f..i..ro'������:.-      .of a (,ay, the-pihar locked in its re  ,    CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Laurel St  Services���������Preaching at 11 am. and 7:3t  ^m.    Sunday  School  at  2:30 p.m.  av. P. Clifton Parker. M.A. Pastor  llth Ave. W.  ipnmoBit*  MT., PLEAS ANT CHURCH i  Cor.' 10th Ave. and Ontario  Services���������Preaching at 11  a.m.  and al  7:09  p.m.    Sunday  School  and Bible  Class at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. W. Lashley HaU, B.A.B.D., Pastor  Parsonage, 123  Eleventh  Ave.  w.nupjw  Parsonage, 123 llth Ave. W.   Tele. 3634.  Evensong at 7:30 p.m. each Sunday.  and exactly how to say it, better than  Cyrus J.'" said Pyne.  you'll hate our family in future.'  "But he has written to you. surely. I j   "Why   should   I hate anyone who <***f f��������� ^f00*8 *n0d ���������f aa  DoeB he give no hint?"  "His letter is a very short one  be candid, I have hardly made myself 1  1 brings rank and fortune to one of my  To little girls?"  stronger bond of sympathy was cre-  Pync. in  these restless hours.  De canma, * u������ve uaiuiy m*ue iiiyncu!:   "Weil."   went  on    Pyne    anxiously, Jas admiiablv tactful     Hp;-��������� taAHcA a  acquainted with, it^ebntents^as yet", ^-^ ^-^������Pe' au^w- ^XtS S3 ^ s"on, nofonly  You   are   .fencing with me.. You fore shes much older. 'd������������������^ k���������(m��������� .,,.��������� ���������,_i_ _���������    '^* *��������� y  know, and you will not tell." | =   "That appears to be  settled.  ..AU *������������*������ S^Vcd wi#  ' -������n t'ey hS  Her mood changed so rapidly tbat things have worked out for the best '^ve���������'*  Pyne was not wholly prepared for the W certainly your excellent   uncle,0 ^ ���������-   mornlng t,dc the anarchy  die them himself.'  He met her kindling glance firmly.  attack. and I shall not fall out about Enid.    .   h (.h������nron  "It is a good rule." he said, "never if it comes to that, we must share her JerJVou^t ������"^E?'lantern  fo wl"  to pretend you  can handle    another fes a daughter." ��������� y,     "��������� :������tSS a vc"e risfeaUe slaht tha^i The  man's affairs better than he can han-     Pyne brightened considerably as he ?2?J}*f������'le^ "mnk���������ftn-    with Hi  learnt how Brand had taken the blow. *"i^a,ih������i ]'ie u���������llSn'������������������, \vh .  w _ _ ���������        "Oh. bully!"  he cried.     "That's   a ���������ff^X?^fi3HSS?* i?--*--^  The anger that scintillated in her eyes clear'.w������r, out    Do you know   I was S^r^iwm^&n^.  almost found^utterance.^BjitthiB^cle;^^ -?      -    *    ... V01*���������*  ver woman of the world felt that nbth-.*o������n^a "le. bit"on myrespected-un-  ing would be gained, perhapB a great1 cle setting up a title to Enid!  deal lost,- by any open display of tern-. CHAPTER XVI.  ^���������S^ircSffiy    the    be*t!      ^EPHEN BRAND EXPLA.NS  Judge of those  worthy of  his  confi-1    They were interrupted.    Elsie, with  dence.   Excuse me if 1 spoke heatedly, her golden ,��������� hair and big   blue eyes,  The���������flood���������tide=of-������the-afternoon  brought the unfailing tug, towing the  Penzance life-boat. . The crane: was  swung out and Jack Stanhope, as was  his right, was first to be hoisted to  the entrance and to exchange a hearty  hand grip with Brand.  Behind  the lighthouse-keeper were  Let matters remain where they are." pink cheeks and parted lips, appeared roneed.1!nany ������������������e?..'but not that which  "Just a word, Mrs. Vansittart.   My on the stairs.     All that was visible "������������ sanor sought.  uncle   has   written   you   fairly   and was her head.   She looked like one of  squarely.   He has not denied you his Murlllo's angels  confidence.    If I  understood you,  he  has promised It to the fullest extent." man?" she asked, a trifle awed. Sho  "Yes,.that is true." 'did not expect to encounter a stern-  "Then    what    are    we   quarreling, faced official in uniform.  about?" i    "What man, dearie?" he said, and  "Where is Enid?" he asked, after  the first words of congratulation were  "Please, can Mamie.'n* me see the spoken.   "Have you told her?"  "No. Here is,Mr. Pyne. He will  take you to the girls and tell you  what we have decided."  The two young men looked at each  He laughed in his careless way, to Instantly the child gained confidence, 0ther with frank friendliness.  put her at her ease. She frowned-with that prompt abandonment to a  meditatively. She, who could smile in favorable first impression which  such a dazzling fashion, had lost her markB the exceeding wisdom of chil-  art of late. dren and dogs.  "When we have a minute to spare  you must take me to the gallery: and  explain just how you worked that  trick," said Stanhope.   "Brand's sema-  "You   are   right,"  she said slowly.'    She directed an encouraging sotto phore was to the point, but it omitted  ; "I am Just a hysterical woman, start- voce down the stair: details." .,  I ing at shadows, making mountains out j    "Come right along, Mamie." "That is where I have the pull of  of molehills.   Forgive me."                    I    Then   she   answered,  clasping the you," responded Pyne with equal cor-  I    As Pyne went up the stairs his re: hand of Pyne extended to her, but eye- diality.    "I don't require any  telling  flections took this shape:                       , Ing Brand the while:         - about your wbrk yesterday."  Trinity Methodist Church, Seventh  Ave. E., between Park Drive and Victoria Drive. Pastor, Rev. A. M. Sanford.  BA., B.D. Public Worship, Sunday, nfr  11 art. and 7 pm. Sabbath School nt-  j.45 a.m. during summer months. Midweek rally on Wednesday at ��������� p.m.  AW0340AW  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH  ���������Rev. Q. H. Wilson, Rector  Rectory, Cor.  8th Ave. and Prince Ed=-  ward St.    Tele. L3643.  Cor. 9th Ave. and Prince Edward St.  cervices���������Morning Prayer at 11 a.m.  eules  Tulips,   Crocuses,   Lillies,  Hyacinths,  Narcissus,  etc;  Jnleo  Flowers    ���������  and Plants in season.  KEEUER'S  NURSERY  Cor 15th Ave. & Main St.  PHONE : Fairmont 817R  OR. R. INGRAM  Physician   and   Surgeon  Office and Residence:  SUITE A. WALDEN BUILD'G  25th Ave. and Main St.  J.WIULIAnS  Express, Baggage  and  Furniture Removed  South Vancouver      ���������      Roslyn Street  Off Bodwell Kd., Six blocks cast of Fraecr  "The old man shied at telling her  VThe man who brought the milk." "Oh, people make such a fuss. What I  She   wondered   why  they  laughed,  |g there remarkable in guiding a boat  FIRST-CLASS  full of tact, the smoothest old boy I but the lighthouse-keeper caught her through a rough seav  fever fell uo aeainst.   He thinks there "P.."1 1?18 arm8-            '���������-���������*,.'-*���������.. "I may be wrong, but it looks a heap  He has gone away, sweetheart." he harder than swarming up a pole."  morn- in such wise did young Britain and  fray  have  been  little troubles  here,'Ba i1^."*8^^ Tn^.Tth  feerhaps.   Well. I guess he's right."    ' ������ld. "but when he comes in the  fy     .-.'���������', .     .      f ���������;      : ing I shall send for you and yc  In the service-room he found Brand gee h(m  pleaning a lamp calmly and method.- was injured, eh  pally.   All the stores had been carried ieTf  downstairs,   and  the   store-room   key  given over to the purser.  Are you getting bet-  you will  young America pooh-pooh the idea that  You are the little girl who  they had done aught heroic.  Indeed, their brief  talk dealt next  with Enid, and Lieutenant Stanhope,  R.N., did not think he was outraging  became   conventionality when he found Enid in  (   "I  am  glad  you' have   turned  up," voluble. ,the kitchen, and took her in his arma  said  the   lighthouse-keeper.      "Oblige!    "My  elbow  is   stiff,  but it  doesn't  and kissed her.  me by opening that locker and taking hurt.    1 was feeiin'  pretty  bad 'fore j    Constance    and    Pyne    discovered  back the articles I purloined^ recently,  the milk came, but Mamie 'n' me had ;that the tug as seen through the win-  If the purser asks for au explanation,  a lovely lot,'an* some beautiful jelly. ;dow was a very interesting object,  tell him the.truth,'and-sa>vl am'will- Fine, wasn't it, Mamie?" |    "You  don't feel   at  all lonesome?"  SHOEMAKING  AND SHOE  REPAIRING  DONE AT  Elsie, having seen Mamie safely extracted   from   the   stair-way,  PETERS,& CO.  Near Corner Main Street and Broadway  iig to eat this stuff now for my sins."  Pyne noticed that Brand's own let-  'Squizzit!" agreed Mamie.  "I think I'd like being here if there  he murmured to her.  "Not in the least." .  "It must do a fellow a heap of good  1      MRS, W. O'DELL   _  'POPULAR"' nUSIC^lFACHERUj  "* Has re-opened her Studio   ^^  Term Con mencing Sept. 5 '  Children a specialty.    For terms appl*  j.     . 175 Broadway W.*^^S(hV:.l  j Phone: Fairmont 903  "{.Mount Pleasant  i I,  ters"lay in a small pile on.the writing-[was.more room," said the child.   "An' , (    .  desk.   With two exceptions, they were  wliy isnt tbere any'washin'?    Mamie jto meet his best girl under such cir-  ! unopened.   As a matter of fact, he had  'n'  me  is-always   bein'   washed   'cept -cupmstances."  i glanced   at -the . superscriptions,    saw  when w^e're here." j r "Mr. Stanhope and my  sister have i ��������� __ ���������      ���������  ! that thev were nearly all from stran- "Surely you have not kept your face ! been the greatest of friends for years." : W Y+ s\ p IJ p f\f% 11* 1 fl 0*  jgers, and laid them aside until night'; as clean as it is .now ever since you j "Is it possible to catch up? The ! O il W IVVpClfll H>^  'fell 'and  the  lighting of    the    lamps Ueft the ship?" '.-(last  few days on  the  rock ought  to | R v   ,N   nvppoip\CFn   WORKMAN  would give him a spare moment. ������.."Oh,   no,"   put   in   Mamie.-   "We've i figure high in averages." : ILlJL^   LaI LKIL^U_J|V_U K K W AW  Thos. Farrington  BROADWAY,  Between Main St. and Westminster Rd.  "I'll   do. that   w-ith   pleasure,"   said   just been rubbed with a hanky.-'  "Jack,"    cried    Constance,    finding  ! the American, "but there's one thing j    "And sent out to pay a call?" this   direct  attack   somewhat   discon-  I want to discuss with you whilst there      "Not 'zackly," said truthful Mamie, icerting, "did my  father say  that any  is a chance of being alone.   My uncle' 'Mr- Pj'^e told us to wait near tlie J arrangements   were   to be made  for  'r*  -'kr  .���������--.1  "    >--y        A      *l  -'Jl|  "\  ,says he has written to you."  ioor���������'  I landing? THE WESTERN CALL.  ************************** **************************  t  V  *  *  *  J.  *  X  *  ���������*  *  ~*  *  *  *  ���������*  *  *  *  *  *  X  *  t  Christmas  Jewellery  CEDAR COTTAGE AND  SOUTH VANCOUVER  Our stock is overflowing with beautiful articles, all suitable for Christmas  presents. -        *  Sparkling Cut Glass  OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.  Communications respecting items of  news,  vmeetings,   etc.,   should   be   ad-  11 dressed to "Western Call," P. O. Box  * 110, Cedar Cottage, and must be veil. | ceived by Tuesday to ensure publica-  3* {tion in next'issue.  *\ . .  * i  *\ Ward 4 Association of Ratepayers  ^ has had its attention drawn to certain  % vendors of milk who are alleged to refill customers' bottles without first  cleaning the same. The matter was  brought before the Health Inspector  and this official has requested the  names or the offending parties. A  more ready solution of the difficulty  and just as easy would be to suggest  that the bottles be properly cleansed  by the users before being returned to  the milkman, but of course this would  be too obvious a remedy to suggest to  an association.  Cottage, are shortly removing to Central Park, near the station, having sold  their residence.  ' Mr. Wm. Murray has just taken out  a permit for the erection of a $25,000  briclc apartment house, offices and  stores to be erected at the corner of  Knight Road ancl AVestminster P.oad.  Mr. W. S. Day will erect a $10,000  store building at the corner of Ferris  Road and Main St.  OF THE LATEST DESIGNS  English Oak Butter Dishes, Biscuit ���������",.-  Barrels amd Tea Trays.   Our Special  Cut Glass Berry Bowl at $4.50  Is a marvel of value and makes a  handsome gift. *  Geo. G. Bigger  .Jeweller & Diamond Specialist  ::  !!��������� 143 Hastings Street, W.-.ii  ************.&���������************ **.&���������**********&.���������**********  *******.���������******************* **************************  1 Announcement  ! COCHRANE & CAMPBELL  DRUGGISTS  | Cor. Graveley St. & Commercial Drive |  Have Dissolved Partnership.    It is now I  f Cochrane'* 'g&fcg  You will find a full line of Drugs and Christmas Goods of Quality  in  large  variety.  Prescriptions a Specialty.  Prompt Attention to all Calls and Best Equipment for every J  need in our line. <.  I Corner Graveley Street and Commercial Drive ::  %************************* ***** ****** * ***4*4\f********  ., 4***************W******** **4*****4,'*444*************  ! SMYTH'S  bakery!   tGRANDVIEW'S J3EST FOR   Genuine Home Made Bread  Pastries, Cakes and Christmas Cake  WTDDOWSON'S TEA  < ���������   Parity,  Cleanliness and Sanitation are marked features,  j;  1605 PARK DRIVE  **************************    * '������ M"i'������'l"l I'M 4 I t.������4-M'*������< ****  +*4**-l*-:+***4*4l 4 V***���������:'***>>  4*4*4t*^4*************^****^>t  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.  I  X  *  f  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  0.  %  We are familiar with the good qualities of every  stove and range on the market.   In our opinion  Tn������������aMel  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.   WiU  you not come and see it?,.. We  are sure we can convince you  inside of five minutes that what  we say about the South Bend Malleable is true.  W. R. OWEN  2337 Main Street - Phone Fairmont 447  Building permits issued for November in South Vancouver amounted to  $116,000. . 7  The plumbing inspector reports that  112 septic tanks were installed during  November, making a total of.1298  since his appointment in October.  Reeve Pound has definitely decliiijwl  to stand for re-election. At present  the two candidates for reeve arc Mr.  R. C. Hodgson and Mr. It. McBride;   .  On Friday last an enthusiastic.meeting was held in the Club House on  River Road and Fraser Avenue in connection with the new Men's Social  Club. There was a large attendance  and the club was formally opened after the election of officers.  Despite the fog on Saturday the  game between Cedar Cottage and St.  Andrews teams played out in the  Senior Amateur League at Powell St.  and a good game resulted In a victory  for the Cottagers by a score of 1 to 0.  St. Andrews was short handed in the  early part ot the game, but put up a  good fight.  The Municipal Council have at last  announced their intention of carrying  out their resolution of several months'  standing, to affix name plates at the  corners of streets. It is somewhat  surprising such a common vsense-idea  should have been so long delayed and  still more astonishing that having  been recognized as a necessity, it  should have taken twelve months to  put into effect. Perhaps as election  time is so near we may soon be acquainted with the new name for the  road on which we reside.  :;  The-Collingwood Library, under the  able and energetic direction of its  curator, Mr. J. Francis Burnlll, announces a program of increasing activity and interest for the winter months.,  In addition to the standing attractions of a< flne reading room and library, there io a fine hall available  for concerts and meetings. On Monday evenings the Boy Scouts drill in  this hall, whilst every Tuesday lantern lectures on interesting topics are  announced. On Friday evenings lectures, readings and concerts are promised.  Two Chinamen, Hang fchow and  Mow Chong, are responsible- for causing some little excitement at the last  meeting of the Main St. Improvement  Association, held on Nov. 30. It appears that they are owners of some  eight lots iii D. L. 313 and object to  the grading operations now in progress in connection with the extension  of the car line to the Fraser River.  Their solicitors wrote demanding the  stoppage of grading operations. Reeve  Pound, called to the meeting by telephone, assured tbe meeting that the  municipality would take all responsi  bility and that the work would con  tinue to be carried out. The present:  action had come as a surprise, but  there was no occasion for uneasiness  as the B. C. E. Ry. held a right ot  way to the River.  A committee was appointed to wait  upon the Council to urge the matter  of a government grant towards the  block paving of Main St. from 16th  Avenue to the river. .-.,  The Ladies' Aid of St. John's Episcopal Church, Central Parle, held a  very successful church bazaar on  Thursday, when the sum of $350 was  realized towards the Rectory Building Fund.  A very enjoyable and successful sale  of work was held by the Ladies' Aid  of the Westminster Avenue Presbyterian Church on Thursday, Nov. 30.  riie school room was tastefully decorated by Mrs. Heath and Mrs. Billings. The following ladies presided at  the various stalls': Plain and fancy  articles, Mrs. . Pettigrew, Mrs. Mc-  Quaig and Miss M. Ross.  Home Cooking:    Mrs.    Essclemont,  Mrs. Johnson ;an<l Mrs. Gray.  .Candy: .Mrs. Heath.  Tea Tables: Mrs. Mount Mrs. Porters and Miss Rose.    .'������������������-".  Mrs. Prouse successfully organized  the guessing competition, which was  one of the leading features of the  evening. Miss Jean Ross won the big  cake, which was given as the prize.  Miss Portens and Miss Mae Mac-  Gregor presided over the fortunes of  the fishing pond.  of their opinion as to this move,  which is suggested by Dr. Grenfell,  before any further steps are taken in  the matter."-  That the Board of Trade was  pleased at this proposal of populating  British Columbia's fishing region with  Devonshire stock is putting it mildly.  Steps were taken immediately by Mr.  McCandless, the president, to test the  feasibility of the plan by making u  thorough investigation into the matter  Avith a view of recommending favorable and speedy action to the provincial government.���������News-Advertiser.  LOUGHEED & CO.  Home Specialists.  2343 Main Street  PHONE:   FAIRMONT 497  READ  LOUGHEED   &  CO.'S   LIST  THE  FRENCH   WOMEN  RISE IN  REVOLT  On Thursday, Nov.' 30th, the new  hall of St. Mary's Parish Church was  ^lied by Bishop De Pencier. In the  afternoon the first confirmation service was held and seven young people  presented themselves for confirmation  in the little church on 52nd Avenue.  But the event of the day was the opening of the new St. Mary's Hall by his  lordship, followed by interesting  speeches and a sacred concert.  This hall stands adjacent to the  church and is 55 by 42 feet, with a  large platform on one end, and is  capable of seating 250 persons. It was  crowded to its full capacity on this  occasion. The hall has been built anl  equipped by the vicar, Rev. Owen  Bulkeley, and is presented as a free  gift by himself and his wife to promote and extend the social side of  church work in this increasing suburb.  Bishop De Pencier said. "As'your  Bishop I can say from the bottom of  my heart I am proud of you and the  work you have done." - He appealed  to all to strive for unity of purpose  and action and to sink all petty differences for the common good and to  keep on growing.  Archdeacon Pentreath also delivered an interesting speech, mentioning  that when he arrived here some 14  years ago, he was the fifth clergyman  of the Church of England; now there  are 18.  Rev. Owen Bulkeley touched on the  hope of unity shared by all the churches and closed with some excellent  stories capitally related.  The sacred concert which followed  was' due to the kindness of Mr. Harold  D. Campbell and the following ladies  and gentlemen associated with him:  Miss Wilkie, Miss Tronsdale, Mr.  Earle, Mr. H. B. Williamson, Mr. T. J.  Montgomery-and the accompanist, Mr.  J. Johnstone. Several gems from great  masters were most ably rendered and  much appreciated. Rev. Mr. Bulkeley  has been at St. Mary's only since last  Easter, when the church was opened.  All over the world there is much  trouble over the high price of food.  Everything is becoming dearer. This  is partly due to the fact that the  great' empty regions of America are  now peopled, so that where cattle and:  sheep used to graze, corn now grows,  and where corn used to grow, great  factories have sprung up.  Happily, we in these islands can still  get good, cheap meat from our colonies  and from South America. The French  Government, however, puts a tax ou  this meat/and as the long drought of  the summer has made milk and vegetables scarce) the women in Northern  France have rebelled against the high  prices of meat. Rushing out into the  streets and market .places, they have  entered the shops���������especially the  butchers" shops���������and broken them np,  and run away with the food. An army  of troops has been sent to keep order.  But tlie people must get something  to eat; and at last the Government is  arranging to' tet colonial cattle and  foreign meat be sold cheaply, without  being  taxed.  CARTER & uELL.  * *******-**i***l^-*********** **************************  To populate the Ashing coaBt of British Columbia with fishermen of Devonshire stock, such is the proposal of  Mr. H. H. Stevens, M. P., as expressed  by him in a letter to the Vancouver  Board of. Trade, read at its meeting  last evening.  "One of the most difficult problems  on the Pacific Coast at the present  time is that of the personnel of the  fishing population," states Mr. Stevens. "They are, as you know, now  largely Japanese, and it is difficult  to get white fishermen.  "Dr. Grenfell of Labrador is anxious  to transfer a number of Labrador fishermen to the Pacific Coast. In fact, I  understand that there are several hundred, with their families, who could be  so transferred if proper arrangements  could be made at the PacificCoast for  their settlement. The proposition Is  that the Province should take the  question up along with the: Dominion  authorities and arrange to provide  homesites for, them along with a few  acres of land contiguous to the fishing  ground.  "These men.are of the highest type  morally and physically and come from  Devonshire stock chiefly,"are strictly  temperate and will make good citizens.  In my mind this. would be a step to-  Mr. and Mrs. S. C. F. Schumaker ol wards the solution of the Asiatic prob-  Detroit, Mich., have recently taken up j lem on the Pacific Coast,  residence with Mr. J. Norbury of Fr'a-I ��������� "I would ii like to have the Board of  ser St. with the intention of seeking a ! Trade of Vancouver give/an expression  permanent  residence   in   South  Van-; ...    '��������� -��������������������������� - v  couver I     STANLEY &.CO., Painters and Dec-  ���������  | orators, will open up at 2317 Main St-,  Mr., and  Mrs. Batterham, for many ; next to Imperial Investment Co., with  vears residents at Gibson Road, Cedar ' full line of Wall Papers/Jan. 1st;  Fire Chief Jordan organized a volunteer brigade at Hill Crest-last Friday. The meeting was held at No. 4  Fire Hall and after official business  had been completed a social evening  was enjoyed by the members.  Miss Bella Gunn of Scotland and  Mr. Donald Mackam of North Bend,  were married on Thursday last at the  residence of Mr. A. J. Mackam, corner  of Seacome Road and 2Sth Avenue, by  the Rev. J. H. Cameron.  One  of the   Leading   Business  Firms  Operating   in   Collingwood   West.  The above mentioned firm conducts  the leading general grocery and provision store operating in Collingwood  West. They have conducted their  business here nearly one year, during  which time they have established an  excellent business. The store is well  stocked, prices are in keeping with  rigid commercial principles, and  promptness and polite service is the  order of the day.  Important  To Parents  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 cauee 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 adjustments yourself. Anyway, call ln  and ask for free booklet. No  charge for "Consultation; ~ Hours:"~  1:30 to 5:30 p. m.  ERNEST SHAW,DC.  (Doctor of Chiropractic)  250 Twenty-second Ave. E., close  to   Main  St,   y  Take Davie ear to Twenty-second.  $750 CASH MAKES FIRST PAY-  ment on a fine seven-room"home on  , Eighteenth avenue in the choice C.  P. R. property near Ontario street;  seven rooms and basement, cement  foundation, furnace, laundry tubs,  large kitchen and pantry, with outside air shaft; den off diningroom;  fireplace in dining-room; large bay  window in parlor archway between  parlor and hall; hidden staircase;  three large bedrooms and the very  best bath and toilet separate. You  must, see this ���������home in order to ap-'  predate 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 bouse 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 flne home! Only $6300;  $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.  97-8  D. L. 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 2Cth 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.  Call on us about it right away.  $250 CASH WILL MAKE FIRST  payment on a 5-room bungalow near  Main street;- 2 bedrooms; full size  basement; lot 39x100 ft. to lane;  lot. is fenced; lawn and flowers;  chicken house and barn for horse.  Price $2500; $250 cash, balance $25  per month, interest at 6 per cent.  This is a snap. Will trade for a  good building lot.      ' B97-1  $400 CASH MAKES FIRST , PAY  ment .on a strictly modern 5-room  bungalow on 24th avenue, near-Fraser avenue car line; basement, with  cement floor. Price $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    is    the    cheapest  double corner ln D. L. 301.' B179;5  $1600���������50-FOOT  CORNER   ON   17TH  avenue, one block from car. This is  the cheapest 50-foot corner in tbe  city; $700 cash, balance 6, 12 and  18 months. B20M  100 FEET���������Corner on 17TH AVENUE,  two blocks from car; all cleared.  This is cheap; price $3300; one-  third cash, balance 6, 12 and 18  months. B186-1  DRY  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 iio'i-L;  xovbt htpovktbt.  The. editor of the Canadian ; Poultry  Review, the peole's popular poultry  paper, tells us that this paper has been  greatly enlarged and is filled with all  that pertains to poultry, both from a  practical and a fancy standpoint.  Prof. A. G. Gilbert, Manager Dominion  Government Poultry Farm/Ottawa, is  still in charge of the Practical Poultry  Department. Rev. J. X. Williams, one  of England's most noted experts, -writes  interestingly each month on poultry doings in the Old Land.' Mr. H. S. Bab-  CGck, Providence, R. I., is another prominent writer and breeder on this paper's  regular staff, and there are dozens of  others. Each i>hase of poultry breeding,  ppultry exhibiting, etc.. is fully covered  and the pages of the Review are replete  with half-tone reproductions from life  of famous birds, plans of ^up-to-date  houses,  iitensils,  etc.  Tlie subscription rate is fifty-cents per  year, but readers of this paper can have  it at three years for $1.00, and sample  will be sent free on application to Cana-  $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  . trays; 2 bedrooms, bath and toilet;  a light kitchen, with cooling cabinet,  paneled dining room, firejlace, with  electric connections; a swell parlor; fine,view jrom front verandah.  This is cheap. Price cut to $3104  from $3500; $500 cash, : balance  monthly payments. Call at once  for this one. , B146-1  $750   CASH    WILL    PURCHASE   A  .fine  six-room  residence  on  Seventeenth avenue, in the swell part of  fthe C. P. R. property.    This home  must be sold at once.   Think of a  7 flne modern home with all the latest  conveniences for $4,750.   $750 cash,  7 balance 6, 12, ,18 and 24 months and  1 $2,000   mortgage   for  three   years;  full lot. 33  by  122 feet to  20-foot  lane; one block from Sixteenth avenue carline when completed. Please  see us at once, 175-1-  SEE OUR SIGN AT MAIN  ST. AND  Sth avenue.   We are open evenings  until 9 p. m.  & CO.  /  Real Estate���������Loans.1  General Agents,     Bulaview.  1     Eburne Heights.  *  2343 Main Street  ^StpT^t^e^viS4 Ade,aiUe street k" Phone:   Fairmont   497

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