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 BWWa~99^Bn~\wa~*\wMam~aam~^^  ���������   ,, --,_j . >L ^ j^^Jp  Published in the Interests of Vancouver and the Western People  VOLUME III  H. H. Stevens, M.P., EDiTOR-in-Chief  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, FEBRUARY 23. 1912..  ���������1  No. 42  c       >     ���������       ,*     Sj  NOTES OF THE WEST  The important contract at Fort Churchill just  let to the English firm of Pethick Brothers, shows  that Old Country contractors are waking up in  earnest to the great possibilities of the West.  This is the firm that carried out the main line  extension of the London & Southwestern Railway  to Plymouth, and amongst other big things constructed most of the Plymouth main drainage.  The founder of the firm, Mr. John Pethick���������  "Honest John"���������-was quite a character in his  way. A self-made man, the late Mr. Pethick  worked his way up from foreman of a lumberyard into one of the leading English contractors,  thus showing that the Old Country yet holds possibilities for grit and merit. '  "Honest John" was well-liked by all his employees and was not above taking .his turn in a  night shift or at any point where his presence  and advice was most needed. His judgment was  not always perfect, however, as the following  little story will show: One day, arriving at the  new Kelly College buildings at Tavistock, "Honest John" did not approve of the amount of slate  being carried upon the roof���������this was before the  days of the electric hoist. "Here, my man, that's  not the way to carry up slate, so few at a time.  See how you tire yourself making unnecessary  trips?" The slate carrier demurred that he was  handling all a man could mount the three ladders  with and reach the top in safety. "Nonsense,"  said John. "Watch me^ see how many I can  carry up?" and grasping fifty per cent, more  than the laborer, he began the ascent. The first  ���������and second ladders were surmounted in safety,  when wind began to fail, and the contractor, releasing the lot with a "Look out, below!" they  all clattered back to earth. "Oh," says the  . laborer, "if that's what you want I can smash  'em up easier down here!"  A story on the recent reciprocity struggle'  reaches me that is too good to be buried in oblivion, and,was given me as follows: A certain  editor of a newly organized paper was hot and  strong in his belief that reciprocity would carry  the day and backed up his opinion with a friend  who differed by a wager of $50 that the cause of  '^ reciprocity would triumph at the polls. The wager was laid some weeks in advance of the election.  Meantime domestic affliction overtook the layer  by the fact that his wife, who was' a divorcee,  . leaving his roof-tree for her old one, the other  ^ side of the line. Calling upon the editor after the  result was known, his opponent said: "Well, what  did I tell you? Now pay up and look pleasant.  But man," he went on, whatever makes you look  so glum? Anyone to see you would think you  had lost your wife, or something serious had occurred."  The editor admitted the sorrowful fact that  that was just what had happened, and added that  his wife had gone back to her former husband in  the States.  "Well," demanded the winner of the bet, with  a sly chuckle, and ain't that RECIPROCITY?  What better example of your own principle do  you want?" History hath not unlocked the  answer.  Is it not about time that the postal "authorities  awoke to the fact that Vancouver is no longer a  large village, but a throbbing, busy, city that demands a metropolitan postal service in smartness,  sureness and efficiency? Complaints reach me on  . every hand of the slack work of the Vancouver  * postoffice hi letters that go astray and letters delayed. Business affairs suffer more than the average man thinks of by reason of such dilatory  methods, and it is time that the man who is re-  ������ponsH>le took hold of the situation and faced it.  We want more sub-postoffices; stamps should be  served, as in France,^ at every chemists or drug  store; more post boxes in the streets and a subdivision of the box system, which I can well understand has grown beyond the capacity of the  G. P. O. to handle. Why not establish a call-box  ] service outside the Postoffice at certain convenient  points, or allow private enterprise to do so?  New brooms are said to sweep clean, and, therefore, I totally disagree with the Province writer  who penned that article, "No Need for a Change"  *,m\ at our postoffice. There is urgent, pressing need  for change of a drastic kind. Now Progress Club  get busy.  The momentous announcement of the Mc-  Bride Government's railway policy in British Columbia is rather inclined to take one's breath  away at the stupendous nature of the task confronting the Province, but one must keep cool  these days and not be carried off their feet by real  (Continued on page 4)  * '���������^I'������'^|l������'^).>t3<^.i}<.t.iii.������.igi.>.^)^'i3mi|iit.^i,,nji.>.^i ���������nf>������Hfr������.ifrniiji.������n$m * ���������������*���������*���������* ���������** *���������*���������**���������**���������*.���������**��������� * ������.* *���������**���������* **** **���������* *���������*������������������** *���������***  A BOOH FOR CANADA.  Our cousins across the border appear to be on  the eve of a boom. Their industry, civility, energy and provincial patriotism are lifting them up  before the eyes of the world.  To begin with, Canada, geographically is a  mighty country, and developments show that its  farming lands, forests, minerals and other natural  resources are almost limitless.  Then. too. the big financiers of all lands are  ready to lend their aid to help Canada���������and  themselves.  Business is growing. Virgin industries are being fostered. It is stated that foreign capital  from France, Great Britain and the United States  is pouring into the country without stint. Never  has development been on such a gigantic scale as  at present, and their number is increasing. Farmers are prosperous, markets are widening, new enterprises are launched, and the whole Canadian  aspect of things takes on the appearance of a  veritable boom.���������Michigan Advocate.  THE ORIENTAL PROBLEM   ������  A  CONCLUDED  Little do the people of British Columbia know of the stupendous prejudices and difficulties  which confront them in their efforts to protect themselves against an inundation of Orientalism.  Nor do they realize that a thoughtless flick of a pen by a cabinet minister at Otawa, in a moment  of carelessness, would immediately produce a condition in the social and industrial life of the  province which would cause them to stagger. Slight, indeed, is the comprehension of the people  of Eastern Canada of the significance of the "yellow and brown peril," so slight that there are  thousands who, with the utmost complacence, would open the flood gates of the Pacific coast  province and magnanimously welcome "our brethren of Asia."  Vague and meagre is the knowledge of the Parliament of Canada relative to this great problem, and how small and insignificant it is in the eyes 'of the Government itself; this is largely so  because its effect is seen in concrete form, only in that province three thousand miles away, which  to many, who have never seen it, is so wild and undeveloped as to be of slight importance as an  object of ministerial solicitation. ' '   ' '     '        .  All this is quite natural, but none the less regretable. It is a psychological attitude peculiar  to the human mind. It is an expression of the sentiment which attaches great importance to that  which is close at hand and imminent, and which minimizes the importance of that which is distant  and, more or less, remote. It is quite true that this mental attitude is that which prevents the  whole race from going mad with worry, but pursued to an extreme will bring the directly opposite result, the decline of the race, because of indifference and lethargy.  Not for one moment would we suggest that irreparable catastrophe is knocking at the door in  the form of "Orientalism," but we unhesitatingly assert that, if Canada permits the continued  immigration of Orientals to this fair Dominion, it will inevitably result, in the not distant future,  in placing in the hands of the awakening Orient a most potent weapon in the struggle for supremacy of the Pacific, and further in retarding, if not forever crippling, the progress and development of the Pacific coast province. '  Canada comprehends within her bounds all the territory from the Atlantic to the Pacific, and '  t an action which weakens any poinVwill correspondingly impair the strength of the whole. It is  vital to the most successful development of the great Northwest, or prairie provinces, that the  Pacific seaboard be held inviolate and as free as possible from all influences antagonistic to the  interests of the whole Dominion. From, this standpoint, then, it is absolutely essential that the  Pacific coast should be peopled by a race whose interest and traditions are sympathetic to that of  the rest of the Dominion, and whose patriotism is of that calibre which would willingly make  great personal sacrifices for the protection of the coasts. It is not sufficient that the government  and social leaders be loyal, but the great mass of the people must have these sentiments deeply ingrained iii their innermost lives. Every class of society;* fronr the most simple and humble to the  most influential and learned, must be permeated with the same sentiments, the safe traditions, the  same national aspirations, the same hopes, the same loyalty. How can this be if 10,000 Japanese  control your fisheries and incidentally your coast waters ? These men are, one and all, ultra loyal  subjects of the Mikado of Japan. How can it be, when a large portion of the more humble, but  none the less honorable, occupations are passing into the hands of Oriental/aliens, whose mode  of life, and whose social and domestic surroundings are such as to practically eliminate the possibility of establishing in the community that class, which in British national life form the body of  the nation, its strength and its stability���������the family of the artian and the toiler?  How, we ask, can we expect to erect a bulwark on our western frontier against possible foreign aggression, when we encourage the establishment oh our coast of a race which will not assimilate and whose whole nature is the direct antitype of our own race; whose ethics, morals, religion,  psychology, education is the antithesis of ours: whose social and domestic life, national ideas, economic conceptions and political training has no relative place in our great system; in short, whose  life, in all its ramifications, is cast in an entirely different mould from that which fashioned the  race which we are so proud to call our own. '   ..       ������������������.-.,..���������     ;  No student of human life has ever dared to seriously advocate the blending of the Occidental  and Oriental races as a practical step in the advancement of civilization. Some persons obcessed  with a species of race conceit which, all too frequently, finds expression amoug us, have openly  averred that we could assimilate any number of aliens; that the,natural virility of our race is an  impregnable bulwark against all danger from race mixture. This vain contention has been most  assiduously advanced by these gentlemen in utter disregard of clearly apparent results, and of  national laws, too well known to require repetition.  How can we, a people not exceeding in number seven and a half millions, expect to assimilate <  ' any considerable number of immigrants from races which number upwards of eight hundred mil- *  * lions, even if it were possible to do so without deteriorating?  Asia is awakening. The eight hundred millions of her people are gradually coming to a  realization of their great numerical strength. Our chief defence against possible absorption by  this almost irresistable power, lies in their internal dissensions and prejudices, which are so deeply  rooted that they take precedence of everything else; also in the virility and stability of our race,  a characteristic which has won for us the high position we hold among the nations of the earth,  but if we should weaken in any degree the bonds of unity which hold the British Empire together,  the boasted superiority of our race would be unable to save us from the attacks, economic, social  and national, of the peoples beyond the seas.  Our country is vast in extent and requires "men" to develop it, but we cannot afford to be  reckless in our choice of men in our haste for development. There are two great problems that  we of this age must solve.   They are: the basis of immigration, and the form of education.  We have been inclined to place too careless a value upon our citizenship, recklessly admitting  to the full privileges of citizenship, people who know nothing of the principles of democratic government, with the result that thousands of votes are "delivered," in certain sections, on polling  day. No man has a right to the franchise who does not know how to exercise it independently, or  who barters that sacred right for a consideration; and we should not encourage a class of irmnigra.  tion which is incapable of realizing, readily, the responsibility of citizenship, and who will exercise  the privileges accorded to him in the interest of any other cause than that of the integrity of out  own country as an integral part of the Empire.  We conclude this series of articles with the deliberate assertion that the Oriental races do uot^  in any sense, measure up to the standard of citizenship necessary for the proper development of  this country. In this statement we have no hesitency in including the Hindu and believe that bis  claim to equal privileges as a citizen of our Empire, will have more weight when he has demon- ~  strated his capability of governing himself in his own land; then, and not until then, will his claim j,  be considered, and when that time arrives it will be time enough for us to discuss more extensive- i  ly the finer points as to what extent he shall be permitted to become a factor in Canadian life. ^,  >*���������* ** **<* *���������*���������*���������* ������������������* ���������������*���������.***. **** *: *.* * * **.* .* m* ** *���������* ******** * * *.$:.**.*+.*.������,*,%.* %.* ������.*.���������������* tr* *���������* *���������* ij,  TO COMBAT STREET ORATORS  j  1 C   -,,'J  Professor E. Odium, M. A., B. Be.  The Industrial Peace Association does well to  consider how to counteract the bad effects of the  vicious street "preaching" which has been going  on in Vancouver during the last doien or more  years. This "preaching" has varied according  to the varied qualifications, dispositions, and rudeness of the many orators. In the main, those who  have been at this work have opposed religion in  practically every form. They have mostly repudiated or falsified the Scriptures and the preach-  ing of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, WHO  CAME TO THIS WORLD TO AID THE POOR  AND NEEDY IN A PRE-EMINENT DEGREE.  He was set upon, persecuted and murdered by  the rich, primary because He wrought against the  conditions of the day and in order to uplift the  down-trodden. How strange that those who are  now claiming to be the poor and the down-trodden  of earth are the fiercest in reviling and perse-  cuting that same Jesus and those who stand tor  His life and uplifting teachings!  Most of these "street preachers," who have for  their rostrum some stolen soap-box, are imbued  with the spirit of anarchy, violence, vengeance,        \  and the destruction-of everything saered, including the home, religion, and the nation.  Perhaps some of the more moderate who congregate and take a part in the crowds of oratory  are turly desirous of bettering their condition and  that of others. And it may be that there are  many such. This I prefer to believe. The masses  are not all bad. And I make bold to say that in  the midst of the groups of the very worst there  is the raw material of which good citiens can be  made.  In their oratorio bouts on the streets and in  the halls they have only one side put before their  minds. They will not go to the churches, nor do  they care to listen to honestly good and wise men,  as a rule. The fault is not all their own. Too  many of the pulpiteers have only stones with  which to feed them, or even worse. Our pulpits  are not manned by fearless, strong, thinking, and -  at the same time truly devoted, godly men. The  men of the street, and of the "soap-box,"-find ,  that when in the presence of the average minister  they are not with a man of living' spiritual fire.  The minister can talk, joke, and' even tell dirty  stories, so as to make himself "one of the hoys."  As a rule such a minister is one of the'devil's  cowards, and the honest poor men know it right  well. Then other ministers, who have the obligations of the sacred calling upon their lives, spend  too much time in the offices of the real estate  brokers, company promoters, and speculators.  Such men have little or no good lasting influence  on the man on the street.  I see by the papers that at the meeting of the  Industrial Peace Association there was the sensible suggestion made that a number of young,  vigorous, well-equipped men be sent out to meet  the present street orators on their own grounds.  With this suggestion I am in sympathy. There  are five good, able young men in Vancouver who  could do this work for every one of the present  "soap-box" noisy, vicious orators. No man of  good sense and spirit need fear to go into, the  biggest and noisiest crowd that ever meets in the  squares, streets or halls. These crowds are human,  and in spite of many brutal, depraved savages,  they are manly and delight in fair play. They  would see that'-any man with a sound, sensible  apt message to them would be heard.  I never saw a crowd yet that would not in the  end give every man a hearing. Now, what seems  wise to me is the proposition made by Archbishop  McNeil and supported by others. He thinks that  the plasphemies and atheisms taught in the  crowds of workers and nonworkers should be met  on the spot. He advocates "some concrete working plan by which these fiery and almost atheistic  declamations could be combatted successfully."  I would suggest that His Graee the Archbishop  and the Rev. Mr. Hall lead the way. The crowds  would, perhaps, bother them somewhat for awhile,  but in the end a. good hearing would be given.  I again repeat that these crowds are fair in the  main, so long as they have opportunity to reply.  And even though there would be some fire-eaters  who would like to prevent the "free speech" they  pretend to fight for. yet the crowd, as a mass of  eager listeners, would force these very fire-eaters  to give an audience. Therefore, in all seriousness.  I would suggest that some of the prominent leaders of the Industrial Peace Association take the  lead. There are many who would gladly follow.  This line of action has been adopted thousands  of times in many countries.  Now a plain word to those who are parading  the streets demanding "free speech." They are  not honest in their claims. They are the very  people who are the leaders of those who SO INTERFERE WITH THE SALVATION ARMY  that these good, law-abiding, Christian men and  women were driven off the streets. They were insulted, maltreated, and badly used right here in  Vancouver and were deprived of free speech. The  Army used speech which tended towards the upholding of good laws and the spread of the simple  gospel. The soap-box orators, for the most part,  talk against law and religion. One stands for  public safety and the uplifting of the fallen, while  the other stands for all that is vile and debasing.  The second are they who prevented the first from  free speech and drove them in from the street  Now these mean, contemptible breakers of the law  and bawlcrs of and after "free speech," would  trv to make the public believe they are honestly  (Continued on Page 4) rFTVD M������gXSgA glKL  *************4>************  ***************$*���������*********  Toots  We have the most complete stock of Carpenter's Tools ', \  ;;   in Grandview and we sell at CTTY PRICES.        We sell to ���������;;  Sive our customers satisfaction, all our tools being uncon- y  itionally guaranteed.      Come and look over our stock.  SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS  BUILDING, NOTES.  i! Jap-a-Lac a  your chairs, tables or floors got dam- '.  aged  during Xmas   excitement,   you ;;  cannot do better than use the above <  varnish stain,       It is easy to put on, drys quickly and also !  ;   drys hard.      WATCH OUR WINDOWS.   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E., on his recent appointment as  sole Vancouver agent for the Far  West Clay Co., makers of the famed  "Denison" hollow fireclay building  blocks. For the benefit of those  building friends who have not yet called on Mr. Mould to learn the enormous benefits the ubc of these blocks  are to a building owner that requires  strength, speed and economy, coupled  with absolutely dry walls when built  with these useful articles.  Mr. Mould who for seven years was  consulting engineer, to the Kaln  Trussed Steel Company, has now opened offices of his own at the Leek  block, Pender street West, and will  I feel sure be pleased to introduce his  firms wareB to the Vancouver building  public. One very good point abo.ut  them is the speed with which walls  can be built in the Denison in comparison with the older plan. The  Denison block has come to Btay.  That Vancouver is not behind hand  in taking hold of all new and useful  methods is evidenced by the fact that  within the past few weeks a local  capitalist has bought the sole Canadian rights for a hollow concrete-block,  made by a patent, steam process. Development may mean the creation of  another local industry.   So mote it be.  "Contractors must be all British  subjects" is a refreshing line to read  in Mr. Murray's the school secretary's  advertisement for the two new eight  room schools. This is as it ought to  be, and should have been for a long  time past on all public expenditures of  money. There is no possible objection  to a good American settling here and  becoming a British subject in due and  proper order. Only a few days ago  I met a very fine specimen of the  genus homo Britannica who told me  he had held an American appointment  for quite a while, but was retired for  this reason. He was simply told "this  is a public appointment and it must  be filled by an American citizen, "Git."  He got, and came to Vancouver, which  fact alone shows he has good common  horse sense.  It is so often that I agree with Alderman White that it is quite refreshing to differ with him on an occasion,  as I do over the award of the Seymour street paving contract, where he  Is kicking about a paltry $1,300 between the accepted tender and the  next. Why I distinctly remember  North Vancouver Council cheerfully  turning down a $3,000 tender���������lower  tender than the accepted one, because  of certain ideas of local men. This  craze for accepting lowest tenders on  permanent public improvements is  one of the most foolish ever Invented.  In such works I hold the opinion that  the lowest tender should never be accepted���������for that reason alone. There  are so many other things more worth  while in a white-man's country to take  into consideration���������that seem to have  escaped Aid. White���������who even kicked  about $30 increase to another Vancouver firm as against an outside firm.  tfla eotnni ,Sn,.osperuaos arkrousH n  The rule should be to accept the lowest but one tender all through, and  the City would reap distinct benefit  on all permanent works. I therefore  congratulate Messrs. Nicksons on their  success in obtaining Seymour Street  contract. '  The Georgia-Harris viaduct is another matter where strictly local firms  only should be employed, both to design and build.  I cam& across a particularly bad  example of an   outside    firm's work  butting in a local garage contract. The  plans were all drawn by a Vancouver  man the specifications written, and  the contracts signed by the agent of  the American owner, yet after this the  "invader" hawkB the job around Seattle and finds a man willing to come  here and do the work for $300 less,  by cutting down some desirable feature which the Vancouver firm could  have done also.   But mark the sequel.  Not content with thiB the Seattle  firm has the impudence to take the  same plans to the Building Inspector,  cuts off the Vancouver man's name  and gets a permit on the same plans,  which the local builder who is a well-  known contractor had already paid  for.  O! America! America! Great is  thy facial effrontery.  I notice by a morning contempary  that my Toronto friend Mr. F. B. Yer-  bury has adopted Horace Greely's advice to "go west" my son "go west"  at all events his press agent has in-  dubtly reached Vancouver and I should  not be surprised to see Mr. Yerbury���������  who by the way has become quite Ca-  nadianized���������in the actual flesh any  day. One word from a little bird  who tells me that Mr. Yerbury is  rather inclined to boost a certain Diesel Engine, I seem to have been reading the same remarks of his these 20  years past.  Let me point out however, good this  German engine may be, there are  many other gas producer plants and  also combustion engines made by such  good old British firms as Tangyes,  Campbells, Kynocks of Birmingham  and many others. I opine owe shall  hear HEAPS AN^ HEAPS'more of  Mr. Yerbury's Diesel dope in the near  future.  SET SQUARE.  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MOM: Fairmont 1033R  m*.*m***.m **������������������***.*******..   *************** >i*t*t*t������t  pose of the organizers of Manitoba's  recently launched publicity campaign  to make a special feature of the future possibilities of the province in the  way of poultry products and market  gardening. Discussing these subjects  a well-known local real estate operator says: "The best buy today for the.  average investor is property suitable  for market gardening or poultry raising. Such a purchase is a real investment, because it can be made to produce immediately a dividend on the  amount invested.   The future value of  1 desirable market garden property is  determined only by the growth of  Winnipeg���������an absolutely sure thing;  because just as surely as Winnipeg  grows and its people become more  wealthy, just so surely will the prices  advance���������of eggs, potatoes and garden  truck of every variety. To the south  good land close to the big cities suitable for market gardening or poultry  raising can scarcely be purchased at  any price. The same thing will be  true of Winnipeg in a few years."  Among the most successful of the established poultry farms now operating in this vicinity is that of the  Oliver Brothers at St. Vital. Although  this farm waB but recently started,  the owners state that they now have  4.000 chickens, 1,000 turkeys and a  large number of ducks and geese,  these being housed in three modern  buildings of the most approved type.  ADVANCING REALTY VALUES.  MOOSE JAW, Sask., Jan. 30.���������The  management of the new street railway  line soon to open for traffic in Moos*  Jaw states that construction work on  their car barn and power house will  start at a very early date. An extensive amount of business for the coming season is now being booked by  local architects and contractors.   The  j Toronto syndicate which recently purchased the EarnBcliffe subdivision or  160 acres to the north of the city Its  preparing to place the land on the  market early In the spring. The purchase price paid by the syndicate is  stated to have been 1130,000, which is  an advance of $100,000 over a bid  made on the property about a year  ago.  EFFECT OF AGRICULTURAL  DEVELOPMENT  LETHBRIDGE, Alta., Jan. 30.���������John  B. Craig, one of the best-known of Alberta's veteran ranchers, expresses the  opinion that the closing out of many  ranches in the province is the natural  consequence of the development of  the wheat growing industry. It is believed, however, by the organizers of  the coming dry farming congress that  a fresh interest will be aroused . by  that event in the enormous undeveloped possibilities of Southern Alberta  in many other products in addition to  winter wheat. Already within eighteen miles of Lethbridge a sugar-beet  factory is in successful operation,  beets as well as many kinds of small  fruits being very successfully grown  on new land in this district. It is also  noted that many fruit growers from  widely scattered sections are signifying their intention of attending the  coming congress, which is already assuming an international aspect in view  of the long list of states and nations  from which delegations are promised.  ALBERTA S PUBLICITY CAMPAIGN.  MEDICINE HAT, Alta., Jan. 30.���������It  is noted that boards of trade and industrial commissioners in Western  cities were quick to accept the lead  when a few weeks ago the plan was  launched to attract manufacturers to  Medicine Hat. Such towns as Bassano,  Calgary, Lacombe, Lethbridge, Red  Deer, Taber and other industrial centres are now coming forward with  well-organized publicity campaigns;  and it is believed that the effect cannot be otherwise than stimulating to  business throughout the province. Although Medicine Hat has been widely advertised on the score of low-  priced power and natural gas, it is  daily becoming evident that the immense coal supplies of the district  soon to be made available by the successful operations of the Ansley Coal  Company will furnish an additional inducement to manufacturers and other  large operators which they are not  likely to overlook. During the.present  season the Ansley company has been  supplying coal to farmers within a  radius of sixty miles around, development operations at the mine meanwhile being pushed forward rapidly  with two shifts of workmen.  CANADA AS AN  INVESTMENT FIELD  REGINA, Sask., Jan. 30.���������-The recently issued handbook of the board  of trade is being given an enormous  circulation, and has already created  a very favorable impression abroad.  As illustrating the substantial growth  of the cit, it is shown that eleven  Canadian banks now have branches in  Regina, although there was no clearing house here until October, 1909.  Still another chartered bank will  shortly commence the erection ot a  handsome new building, the site of  which has already been purchased.  English capitalists who recently  toured the prairie provinces have expressed .themselves in unstinted terms  as to their impressions of Regina.  Among these James McKay of Liverpool, England, stated in a recent interview: "Wherever one stops, Winnipeg,  Calgary, Regina, Vancouver or Prince  Rupert, the signs are the same���������progress and optimism. The sanest values  in the West today I consider are to  be found in Regiria. If England would  wake up to the opportunities which  Canada affords both for the investment of money and the placing of men  her returns would be greater than  from any of her other investments in  Colonial development." Mr. McKay's  recent trip was arranged to cover  every important district in the West  with a view to the investment of private capital.  ROBIN  MOTHER'S STRATEGY.  On the topmost branch of the biggest  cherry tree in the, state of Maryland]  With  head  thrown  back and  turned  sideways, sat Mrs. Robin Redbreast  Right under her, on the lawn, stood  small boy, with, his arm uplifted, anH  in his little brown hand a stone. Woul<j  he throw it at her?  And if he hit her  what would become of the three littl{  brown birds that had just' come out o)  the blue eggs she had been nursing sc  long?    With a sidelong twist of hei  head, Mrs. Robin glanced, now at th<  boy, now at the nestlings.   A happjj  thought struck her.   Quickly she bi{  at the stem of a bunch of red cherries]  and down they dropped right at th������  feet of the boy.   And what little boj  would not stop to pick up a bunch of]  red-ripe cherries?   Certainly not thlj  boy on the lawn.   While he was stooj  ing to pick up the fruit, down flev  Mrs. Robin into her nest, where three  tiny   birdllngs peeped out a welcomel  When  the  boy    rose  upright    an^  stretched out his arm to fling the stonj  no  bird  was  in  sight���������only    greei  leayss fluttering as if stirred by thi  wind, and some bright cherries raakina  crimson   spots   against  them.���������Ann]  Pitt Walls.  The Common Lot.  "When are you going on your vaca|  tion?"    ���������!     .-  "I don't know. I've got to wait untij|  the neighbors get through using mj  suit case.*'���������Detroit Free PreBS.  "That man Is so honest he wouldn't  steal a pin," said the admiring frlenc  "I never thought much of,the pit  test," answered Miss Cayenne. "Trj  him with an umbrella."  Hay and  FORGING RIGHT AHEAD.  YORKTON, Sask., Jan. 30.���������Active  trading in Yorkton realty opened up  promisingly with the new year, and  several large deals are already reported. The recent fire loss, while  severe, is not regarded by any means  a set-back to the progress of the city;  and repairs are already under way.  Referring to the present heavy influx  of immigration into the Yorkton district, a prominent member of the local  board of trade stated in a recent interview: "The bulk of the settlers now  doing well are either British or of  British extraction, with an odd settler from Northern Europe. Irrespective of nationality, all willing to work  have succeeded. A significant fact is  that nine-tenths of the land purchases  in the Yorkton district are by resident farmers intent on increasing their  land holdings. No greater evidence  i of prosperity could be cited."  The motorist emerged from beneath  the car, and struggled for breath. His  helpful friend, holding the oil can,  beamed upon him.  "I've Just given the cylinder a thorough oiling, Dick, old man," said the  helpful friend.  "Cylinder?" said the motorist heatedly. "That wasn't the cylinder; it  was my ear." Tid-Bits.  A certain Wasington family is convinced that its eight-year-old hopeful  is destined to become a great scientists  He has already begun to see the connection between cause and effect. Not  so long ago, this youngster was looking  at a drop of water through a microscope. Here, there, and everywhere  were darting animalculae. "Now I  know," announced the child to the  family, "what sings when the kettle  boils, it's those little bugs."���������Lippin-  cott's.  RULING OUT VILE PLAYS.  When a world-famous actress proposed recently to produce one of her  questionable plays on the New Orleans stage, the Morning Star of that  city came out with a vigorous protest,  and the city authorities ruled out the  play. That was a wholesome thing to  do.  When that same actress proposed to  render the same play in Boston, the  mayor himself, John S. Fitzgerald, objected to it in strenuous terms and  ruled it out.   He said:  "This play affords new evidence of  the downward tendency of the theater  in recent years. Through a mistaken  estimate of the tastes and desires of  the public, theatrical managers have  tried to force greater and greater  license of theme and expression upon  the stage, and the protests that have  poured into the mayor's office from religious organizations, and from civfc  bodies indicate that it is high time to  call a halt and make an example of  one of the most flagrant instances.  "The mere fact that a small group of  so-called broad minded patrons is indifferent to the moral aspect of a play  does not justify the authorities in exposing the great mass of the public to  the danger of moral infection."  The sensible expression from a mayor, not a preacher, should carry weight  with theater-goers.  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HOAlWtY        ;r  I Ill^|,^l^������������������^������������������^���������^,���������^���������^l^lp^���������M"M'^^^^^t^^^^':'^^'^'^^'lO^������������������^i"I^^^^^M^^i^^t^^l''^^^^^'^^^^'^l 44 I ���������������������������'_' I' t' *'***  Local and  Otherwise  A'series of three pianoforte recitals  given by Mrs. R. Fisher Cook, A. R. C.  M. L. R. A. M., in the Agricultural  hall, Central Park, was concluded on  Monday evening the 12th. inst. The  programme rendered were of a very  high order and included selections  from tbe most difficult pianoforte  classics.  Mrs. Cook, who has but la tely come  to Vancouver, brings with her a brilliant record, both as a performer and  a very successful teacher, holding the  highest diplomas from the Royal College Academy, London, England. She  received her musical education from  Mr. W. A. Taylor, A. Mus, T. C. L. of  Holywood Co. Down, Ireland.  Great interest was shown in the  recitals, which were deservedly appreciated, and the people of Central  Park and district are to be congratulated on having the opportunity of  hearing such a brilliant artist as Mrs.  Cook proved herself to be. Her technique, style and interpretation were  above criticism, and those who attended the recitals will look forward  with interest to her next appearance  on the concert platform.  Mrs. Cook was ably assisted by Mr.  R. F. Cook (late Dublin operatic Society), whose splendid baritone voice  was heard to advantage in many operatic and popular numbers.  In the final recital Miss Phyllis Bowman (one of Mrs. Cook's pupils also  assisted, and reflected great credit on  her teacher, rendering several characteristic studies in a very able manner..  ity in bis songs.  The comedy is undoubtedly a great  L. 0. L.  The regular meeting of L. O. L.  1842 was held in K. P. Hall, Mt. Pleasant and took the form of a concert  and social. There was a very large  attendance of Ladies and visiting  Brethren���������Cedar Cottage Lodge turning out in a body and Ebenezer, En-  niskillen and South Hill lodges were  well represented! Rev. J. C. Madill  occupied the chair in a very able manner and the program was extra well  rendered. Mrs. Fulk gave a short address to the Ladies, explaining the  alms and objects of the Lady Orange  lodge. Bro. H. Birmingham W. M.,  wishes to remind the members of the  lodge and any others wishing to join  that the next regular meeting'will be  held in the .lodge rooms on the first  Thursday in March and hopes that  there will be a large attendance.  Vancouver, Feb. 16,  1912.  E. M. WICKENS  The People's Cartage  _.    i  Main Street and Bodwell Road  Phone: Fairmont  1544  VANCOUVER AMATEUR  MUSICAL COMEDY CO.  Tbe musical comedy, "Silas B. Wat-  kins, lue Hair Restorer Magnate" was  given with very great Buccess to a  crowded audience at East side ball  Venables St. last Wednesday evening  The comedy was then rendered for  tbe first time and judging from its  enthusiastic reception may look for  many more successful repetitions.  Tbe Vancouver Amateur Comedy  Co. possess a hoBt of talent within  their ranks and the piece is really remarkably excellent for its merits in  composition and also production.-  Tbe libretto written by Mr. Stanley  Shrimpton Is full of life, fun and  incident. Tbe music arranged by Mr.  F. N. Hirst shows a cleverly selected  program adapted to the play whilst  under his direction tbe chorus of some  30 members rendered their parts in a  highly creditable manner. Mr. George  Hohley another member of tbe company has. not only designed and painted tbe scenery but also makes a most  competent stage manager.  Tbe title role was filled by Mr. A.  A Black who appeared as an American millionaire deriving his fortune  firom a hair restorer. Being bald he  Is compelled to wear a wig to avoid  hostile comments on his own remedy  and whilst asleep this wig is stolen  by two men who blackmail htm over  its  recovery.  Miss B. Brewis as the inn keeper's  daughter, proved charming alike in  her character and songs whilst Mr. C.  A. H umber as the inn keeper, revelled  in tbe opportunities afforded to display his natural wit and ready adaptability to the character. Mr. Humber  is a host in himself and a born comedian. Mr. W. A. Goddard and Mr.  S. A. Shrimpton also provided the  comic element; Mr. Goddard representing Dr. Watson whilst Mr. Shrimpton impersonated Sherlock. Holmes.  Both were admirable in their acting  and the many sly allusions to local  politics were quietly appreciated by  the audience.  Miss D. Passmore as the landlady  of the inn was really excellent in her  impersonation whilst Mr. A. J. Harrison, who took the part of the millionaire's son, both acted and sang in  a most finished Btyle. Miss M. Minto  who represented the part of Miss  Gibbs, an actress, made a charming  success both by her manner and excellent singing.  Mr. J. A. Crewell as an English  lord also displayed much skill in his  portrayal of the part and equal abil-  RIVER ROAD METHODIST CHURCH  SOUTH VANCOUVER.  Through the Western Call, "We express the appreciation of the members  of the above church to Mr. Hicks and  the friends he brought ^ith him, for  the splendid and successful manner  in which they rendered each piece of  music and recitations .given, ln the  North Arm Day School on Monday  evening, February 13th, 1912.  .   SAMUEL COOK,  Pastor in. Charge."  PROGRAMME.  Quartett   ... ."I Know a Maiden Fair to See"  MesdameB    Champion    and    Deeley,  ' Messrs. Wilcox and Hicks.  Recitation    Gone With a Handsomer Man  Mr. George H. Grant  Song "Tbe iBland of Dreams"  Mr. W. Hicks  Song   .... My Aln Folk  Mrs. F. Deeley.  Duett.. "Love and War"  Messrs. W. H. Wilcox and W. Hicks  Song.   Glorious  Devon  Mr. Jas. WilBon  Recitation ."A Modern Sermon"  Mr. George H. Grant  Song.  .. .Sunshine and Rain  Mr. W. H. Wilcox  Quartett ���������. .Avery Bad Cold  Mesdamea   Champion    and    Deeley,  Messrs. Wilcox and Hicks  Recitation "The Debating Society"  (by request)  Mr. G. H. Grant  Duett I Know a Bank  Mrs. Champion and Mr. Hicks  Recitation . ."A Day at the Circus"  .   Mr. George H.*'Grant  Song..    The  Trumpeter  Mr. JaB. ^Wilson  Duett   Tbe Moon Hath Raised Her Lamp  . .groeHehorus.   Messrs Wilcox and Hicks.  Song   .. , .'  .Selected  Mrs. F. Deeley  Quartett  ... ���������.......Good Evening  Mesdames    Champion    and    Deeley,  Messro. Wilcox and Hicks  GOD SAVE THE  KING  CORRcokONOENCE.  Editor "Western Call."  I felt just a little flattered at the  remarks made by 'Pendragon' on what  he was pleased to call my "interesting  letter.?' There are two or three reasons why .the Channel Islands are so  fertile. One is the fact that the Jersey farmer believes in a judicious rotation of crops. Frequently three crops  are raised on the same ground In one  year in this way���������potato planting  commences late in January or early  in February and Jersey potatoes are  In the London markets by the end of  April or early In May, meanwhile the  farmer bas bis farm well stocked with  cucumber and tomato plants, which  are set out in the potato ground and  this crop is off In August. By this  time the cabbages are fit to plant and  as the cl.mate is mild they- grow all  winter and are ready for market early  in March,. or the ground Is sown to  Fall wheat then seeded to grass on-  which the cows are tethered for a few  years, when the land is plowed down  and the process Is repeated. Another  reason 1b the extensive use of sea  weed or, as it Is called the "oralc"  (upaic) when I was there farmers  were busy hauling it up from the  beach. I saw the same thing on the  Cornish coast where tbe value of this  fertilizer, so rich in alkali and phosphates is fully understood and appreciated.  It Is some satisfaction to see that  the Americans are now taking steps  to turn to profitable account some  of the millions of tons of this valuable  commodity which is now being waste-  on the Pacific coast by extracting the  potash contained in it In this connection is it not a pity that so many  thousands of loads of good manure  should be dumped into False creek  every year, when the small farms and  gardens all around are in such urgent  need of it. I know the cost of hauling is a great obstacle, but I often  wonder whether the , tramway company could not assist in this matter  thereby relieving the city of what con.  stitutes a nuisance and. help the cultivators of the soil.  '   -���������'   F.   L.  VOSPER.  Epwortti B. C, Feb. 13, 1912.  Tbe last of tbe Cuhrch Socials was  held at St. Mary's Parish Hall on  shrove, Tuesday evening, February  20, the hostesses were: Mrs. Nos-  bury and Mrs. Yates, and it was a fitting termination to the festive season,  a great company of church sympathisers being present, and plenty of genuine and excellent amusement was  provided.  The following day being Ash Wednesday,  the  first of the  40  days of  Lent.   Matins was held at St. Mary's  at 10:30 o'clock, when the time-honored   Communion   service   was   used;  and in the evening at 8 o'clock in the  Parish Hall, the first of the weekly;  Wednesday   evening  services   during  Lent was held.   These services would  be held in the .church were it large  enough to hold the numbers that attend;  but as until a new church is  built, the accomodation is insufficient,  these   weekly     Wednesday   evening  Lantern services have to be held in  tbe Parish ball.  The subject of the Ash Wednesday  service was "The- Nativity of our  Lord," and the superb pictures thrown  on the screen, accompanied by suitable hymns, created a deep, and It is  hoped, lasting Impression on the congregation; who we are assured; will  make a point of not missing a single  service.  Just as strong In faith and works;  Just as free from crafty quirks,  All extortion, all deceit;  Schemes its neighbor to defeat;  Schemes its neighbor to defraud,  Schemes some culprit to applaud���������  Would this world be better?  If this whole world followed you���������followed to the letter--  Would it be a nobler world,  All deceit and falsehood hurled  From It altogether; * ,  Malice, selfishness and lust  Banished from beneath the crust  Covering human hearts from view-  Tell me, if it followed you.  Would the world be better?  ���������George Klingle, in Christian Work.  QUEEN KEYHOMIE ,  Informs the public of her wonderful  powers in reading the history of one's  life by examining the palm of tit*  band. Advice in all business matters  and family affairs.; tells you what  you are best adapted for; tells you th*  name oV your future companion*  whether living or dead; tells you what  planet you. were born under and  what part of the country Is the luck*  test-for you. Why not see the best?  It costs no more. Satisfaction or no  charge; all readings strictly confidential.   Permanently located at  1009 GRANVILLE ST.  Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.  Shoe Repairing  ~      AN EXPERIENCED WORKMAN  BY  Thos. Farrington  BROADWAY,  Between Maui Stud Westa-uter Rl.  The regular meeting of the Sons  and Daughters of Ireland Protestant  Association was held in the Orange  Hall, on Monday night 12th. Inst.  There were a large turn out of members. One candidate was Initiated and  seven applications were received.  This society is growing by leaps and  bounds and promises to be one of the  largest societies in Vancouver before  long.  It was decided to hold a real "Irish  Night" on Friday, March 15th. in the  Orange Hall. A good working committee was appointed to carry out the  arrangements. It will be styled a "St.  Patrick's" Dance, Irish Reels and Jigs  will be a feature of the night. The  hall will be decorated with real Irish  Shamrocks and bunting appropriate  of tbe occasion. Nothing will be left  undone to make this one of the best  dances held in the city. Special waxed  floors. Music by one of Vancouver's  best orchestras. Keep this date open  if you want to enjoy a good night's  fun, leave the rest to us, Nuf Sed.  Five minutes after the ratdy gong  had struck, the principal of the school  was walking through the lower hall  when he saw a pudgy little fellow  scampering toward the first-grade  room as fast as his fat legs would  carry him.  "See here, young man, I want to  talk to you," called the principal to  the late comer. "I want to talk to  you."  "I hain't got time to talk to you;  I  less beginner as the door of his class  am late already,'" replied the breath-1  room closed.���������Zion Herald.  "A STRANGLE HOLD."    ,  We Americans are' famous milk and  egg consumers.  Commerce statistics show that In the  twenty years' period from 1880 to 1900  the United States gained ln population  approximately 26,000.000; meanwhile  tbe production of bens' eggs was from  nine dozen to seventeen dozen a year  per capita; the Increase ln people was  a little over 50 per cent, that in egg  production about 89 per cent. In tbe  production of milk meantime tbe per  capita increase was even more marked  than in the case of eggs.  Dairy cows Increased in number in  swifter ratio than domestic fowls. j  In the opinion of the Nashville  American the rapid rise of the dairy  cows is due to tbe increase of the wide  area of land in the West, where beef  cattle were the chief products. "There  is no longer a fortune in feeding steers  for slaughter, but there is a steady  and widening market for milk. The  facts go to prove that we are rapidly  becoming a nation of egg and milk eat>  ers, and the conclusion forced upon  the thoughtful reader is that tbe men  who put these things on the market  have a strangle hold on fortune."  One thing that greatly favors these  men with the "strangle hold" Is the  modern cold storage house. Recent  disclosures show that by packing away  these leading products of the barn  yard, the middle men acquire a grip on  consumers that inevitably amounts to  a "strangle hold."  Even after eggs, by long storage,  have lost the "strictly fresh" quality  they can be sold at a fine profit by unconscionable speculators to that class  of caterers to American appetite who  can hide away In their viands almost  any sort of raw material.  Thus at Trenton, N. J., the other day  helf a dozen government experts testified in a rotten egg case before the  United States district court that  canned eggs are kept in cold storage  for the use of bakers who make cukes,  pastry and other food products until it  is hard to tell whether tbe eggs are  eggB or other colored substances in &  state of decay.  In the case referred to ten tons of  eggs had been seized and condemned  under the pure food law as "decomposed animal product unfit for human  consumption."  One of the experts testified that  strictly fresh eggs, which he said are  seldom found in the market, contain  from 100 to 500 organisms. The number increases as the eggs grow older.  and in some of those placed in cold  storage the organisms amounted to  from 500,000,000 to  It is a good thing for the millions of  consumers that these uncanny facts  are coming to light, and if they result  in more attention being given by  small farmers to the milk and e������g  industry, thereby pushing out of business the big, unprincipled speculators,  the result will be better yet.  Out with that "strangle hold" of low-  fellows of the baser sort, who get up  market corners on the necessaries of  life!  M___  htvs raUsv-1  of  tro������bk> and   a������  ���������rs enthusiastic ia  ions'Ing     ne    to  friends, which I appreciate very much.  They are my best advertisement  v*. a. a. vavoM  *7Ml������-t  SJpMlaUst.  IOT  *****  Mt  ������*���������  .aw*ya'w4a*   wtfv*s)_sn>    ^sa^nnjnsjssjsjpnp   nasnwft   sawnna  , streets, >���������>���������_��������� seas.  Hiqb Class ConfecUonery  Cakes and Pastry  Extra Fancy Table Fruits  A Good Line of BOX STATIONERY  at Special Prices.  MU Plemant QonfeeUonarg  24*0 Main St. W. R. ArWitroBt. Pr������f*.  Fairmont Renovatary  W. S. McKBLLAR. P*or.  753 BROADWAY, EAST Near Scott  FOR LADIES' and GENTS'  Cleaning, Pressing and Repairing  Phone: Fairmont |72  LADIES' 8KIRT8 WADE TO ORDER  If you once cook a Chrifltmai  Dinner with DRY WOOD you'll  never rest content with anj  other. Our Wood is Diy Wfl  16.00 per Cord, delivered.  R. DOHERTY  675 Tenth Ave. W.  Phone: Fairmont iioi-L  Great West Cartage Co.  B. F. Andrewa  Limited  R. W. Elite  H. H. Williams  A. E. Tanmuit  Express, Truck and Dray  Furniture and Piano movers  Freight Bills Revised  Loss and Damage Claims Handled  Customs Brokers  Forwarding and Distributing Agents  Phone: Seymour 7474  103 Loo Blk., Cr. Hastings ft Abbott St  Vancouver, B.C.  See the  Union Estate Co.  For Houses and Lots  On  Easy Terms  .   .  Cor. Westminster Rd h Commercial St  Insurance, Rents, General Brokerage  For CONFIDENTIAL INVESTIGATIONS you w������nt a man of  intejfrity. experience and ability.  That man ij Jofinstcn: secrecy  ffuar-nteed. Vide press The  Secret Service Bureau.  319 Pender  ;*@MStS3  mm  if THE WESTERN CALL.  I Is Your Grocer  Sending You  Good Potatoes?  We have been fortunate  in securing a large consignment of the good kind. We  will guarantee them.  Special this week  ' $1.90 per Sack  S: Phone: Fairmont 1367  Broadway  Table Supply  ������518 BROADWAY, B.  ;;h. harford ;;  + *  ���������l"t"t"t"l"l"l"l"t"t"I"l"t"!"t"l"t'4"t"t"t"t"t"t"il  HARD ON THE JUDGE.  A well-known judge delights in telling the following story:  An old Quaker woman was a witness In a case being tried before him.  She wore a big poke-bonnet, which  muffled her ears and prevented her  hearing the lawyer's questions. Finally the lawyer appealed to the Judge  and he ordered her to remove the bonnet.  "I'll do no such thing!" she said  tartly.  "I am accustomed to having my will  respected," said the Judge.  "Well, I don't care if thee are a  Judge, that bonnet stays right where  It Is."  "Perhaps, madam," the judge put in  Ironically, "you would like to take my  place as judge, eh?"  "Not a bit of it!" she shot out.  "There are enough old women on the  bench as It is." ,; _  SPECIAL CONTRIBUTIONS  LACK OF PRODUCTION AND HIGH  COST OF LIVING.  Since the commencement of these  articles this subject has been taken  up pretty widely by the local press, the  articles in them mainly consisting of  long quotations showing variations of  prices.  One could fill a newspaper with such  variations, the blue books previously  spoken of contain many hundreds of  pages quoting thousands of such  prices, but no serious attempt has yet  been made by other writers to find  the causes or suggest a remedy.  It will not be out of place in the  present article to take a survey of  what has already been advocated in  this paper as MEANS to the desired  END.  The first thing spoken of was a  COMBINATION of the CONSUMER  through the agency of the middleman  ���������not by his abolition.  The second thing advocated was the  increased utility of labor co-operating  in raising, producing, and distributing  POOD PRODUCTS.  In connection with this the grouping of FARMS, which also naturally  entail the combined purchase and use  of such machinery.  Next the establishing of agricultural  banks and government loans for land  development by State guaranteed  bonds.  Improved means of transportation  and a part revival of the pike system  to suit modern conditions in another  plank called for in these articles.  Last, but not the' least, the better  understanding and employment of  MONEY.  This is one of the most important  of all the MEANS of remedying the  present condition of increase of LIVING COST.  .It must be fully understood that I  am not an advocate solely for LOWER  prices. Whatever the price of exchange of commodities may be has  LITTLE TO DO WITH IT. I  It is simply the RELATIVE value  that one has to consider. That is to  say that I bold the opinion it does  not matter if the price of market  commodities is a cent or a dollar so  long as the RELATIVE proportions in  buying and selling commodities and  the reward���������or WAGES OF LABOR���������  is maintained in a proportional manner.  Neither do I in any sense condemn  the aggregation of CAPITAL, but simply its misuse. Capital may well be,  as it often it, one of the best friends  of the MASSES there is. At all events  it is the foundation on which any or-  j ganized business is built and by a busi  ness one may take to mean any production that employs useful labor for  its needs.  Capital combined with credit swings  the pendulum of human affairs today.  The old use of barter has long since  departed.  The incalculable importance of  money serving as capital and creating  CREDIT cannot be overestimated.  A widespread prejudice against capital would greatly lessen if this, its  necessary and beneficent uses, were  more widely understood.  What the public good demands is  not repression of capital as an evil,  but Improved SERVICE OF CAPITAL,  and this can under proper uses be got  more easily and with larger public benefit from the holders of even mighty  aggregations of capital.  This, however, is what the COMBINE BARONS, as I set out to show,  never do, or very seldom. They scoop  the whole profits to an alarming and  most unfair extent.  To beat these gentry and so bring  prices back to a more relative value  can only be done by a COMBINATION  OF THE CONSUMER.  Now, O COUNCIL OF TEN, will  you for the last time pluck up your  courage and take occasion by the  hand?  PATHFINDER.  '   i ' .   Cautious.  "Now, professor, you have heard my  daughter sing, tell me what I ought to  dp with her."  "Sir, if I told you what you ought  to do with her the law would hold me  as an accessory."���������Houston Post.  A Knowing Sexton.  Economy is the, watchword at Rush-  vllle. The sexton of the city cemetery raised enough oats in the graveyard this year to keep the fire team  In feed for the entire winter.���������Canton,  III., Register.  Specialization.  Doctor���������"What can I do for you?"  Patient���������"I have cut my index-finger."  Doctor���������"Very sorry. But I am a  specialist on the middle finger."���������Flle-  gende Blaetter.  When you want real nice  CAKE  Something you will enjoy, call at  DAVIDSON'S BAKERY  1126 Commercial Drive  We Can Please You  Wedding,   Birthday  and Party  Cakes made to Order.  Scotch Scones     Shortbread  BORDER TAILOR  Suits made to Order  S22.00  Special Samples of Scotch Tweeds  CEDAR COTTAGE  Right where the car stops.  A. E. McConnell  601 BROADWAY, WEST  Corner of Ash  A Full Line of Groceries  Alen   Crawford  LADIES  TAILOR  1015 COMMERCIAL DRIVE  Imported  Suitinsrs   in  Blue,  Grey and  Brown;  lined with  Skinner's  Guaranteed  Satin;  at $-10 per suit.  TO COMBAT STREET ORATORS.  (Continued from Page 1)  asking for something they should have. Well,  unless we have in Vancouver a lot of Christian  dolts and easily hood-winked simpletons, I ean  tell these lawless "free-speech" bawlers that they  never will in our town get the kind of free speech  they prate about and ardently desire. They aim  at preaching treason, sedition, anarchy, debauchery, and every devilish* doctrine that ought to be  cast out of all countries and cleansed out of the  hearts of these ignorant madmen.  Now, I have- a word to say concerning Archbishop McNeils most sensible remarks. I conclude that he is bigger and broader than his  church. Let me quote what the News-Advertiser  says of his speech: "He called attention to utterances which have been made at these savage gatherings in which the BIBLE HAS BEEN ATTACKED AS A BOOK HANDED DOWN BY  SAVAGES, and in which not even the Almighty,  or Christ Himself, has been spared from blasphemy."  This is a pointed and truthful speech. I take  it that the Reverend Archbishop spoke honestly  and most seriously. He spoke as he felt, no doubt.  This shows that he is ahead of his church. The  officials of his church in many lands for hundreds  of years, and even of late years, have "burned that  very BIBLE! They have burned it in countless  numbers. No wonder then that the atheistic  crowds on the streets make light of it, and insult  those who believe in its teachings. No man is  more delighted than I am to read these words as  emanating from one so high in authority in the  Roman Catholic Church. Either that church is  broadening, or the speaker is ahead of the men  above him in authority.  I must go a little further in this matter. All  Canadians who are fifty or sixty years of age,  and who have kept close tab on current' events in  the Dominion, know well that the Bible has been  removed from the public schools through the direct agency of the Roman Catholic Church.  Religion and the Bible have been driven out  from the young, and some of the dire results are  these vicious meetings which have cursed Vancouver of late years. Now, I feel most sorry to  say these words, but some man who knows must  speak at a time when the awful fruits of a godless school system are showing themselves so  calamitously in our midst.  It may be that the Archbishop is now, by his  very speech, indicating a change of action in his  church. If so, the whole public will welcome and  assist the change. However it may be. I am delighted, and so must all lovers of truth be pleased  that at least one influential man in this city stands  up for the Bible in our midst. Personally, I am  more attracted to His Grace than ever before, although I have admired his great ability and activity ever since his arrival in Vancouver.  In concluding, I must say that I blame the  whole Christian Church for these disgraceful  meetings. There is a very great apathy with  many,'a ack of honesty with others, of close ob-  many, a lack of honesty with others, of close ob-  and knowledge of a practical sort *Avith a fair  share of the balance. So far as I can see. those  who make strong efforts to meet the anarchists  on their own ground grow to be like them. BECAUSE THEY CATER TO THEM IN A MOST  DISHONEST AND COWARDLY WAY. The  manly men, who honestly help the poor, ignorant,  vicious men, will need to go to them with spirits  filled with the love of God and man. and then they  mav be able to hold the men thev would aid.  AND THEY WILL FIND MORE OF GOOD IN  THE VICIOUS THAN OF BAD. This is a strong,  but true, statement. The minister, layman, or  archbishop who carries material help AND THE  BURNING LOVE OF CHRIST IN HIS HEART  will reach the mark and make true friends and  good men.  NOTES OF THE WEST  (Continued from Page I)  estate boomers. Everything in its proper order.  The mere fact that a railway runs past certain  lands help forward nothing. What is wanted are  terminal facilities of the first order, accessible  water fronts, and rate control to a reasonable  extent.  The news from Ottawa that the Government  will provide state owned elevators is most cheer- ���������  ing, and is an early token that the Borden administration intends to redeem its pledges at the polls.  The note in this column about the "ho-traffic-  point" nature of the Intercolonial is more than  justified by Minister White's declaration to the  same effect. That the late Government is to blame  for the grain choakage is obvious to the average  intellect. The Laurier regime had a curious knack  of putting the cart before the horse, and choosing  the wrong horse at that, every time.  What a sorry spectacle Vancouver's late mayor  cuts! He is one of the worst losers man ever saw.  This alone would serve to stamp him as non-British in his characteristics. That race knows how to  lose as well as win. Nothing shows a man up  worse than Taylor's pitiful exhibition of petty  spleen exhibited towards the present Mayor ever  since Vancouver "went back under Taylor."  PENDRAGON.  TO MAKE ORATORY OMNIPRESENT AND  IMMORTAJ..  How would you like to see and hear Daniel  Webster deliver one of his great speeches?  How would it suit you to witness the oratory  of Cicero, Demosthenes, or William Pitt, "whose  voice was full and clear; whose lowest whisper  was distinctly heard; whose middle tones were  sweet, rich and beautifully varied, and whose  highest pitch filled the English house of commons  with the volume of its sound?"  Well, unfortunately, we cannot raise these orators from the dead and send them around the  world to charm the multitudes by the power of  their eloquence, but were they living in these latter days their traits of oratory might be caught up  and preserved for everlasting posterity. Modern  invention has made this feat possible.  One day recently Thomas A. Edison, the electric  wizard and inventor, went to the city of Washington and unfolded before President Taft a plan  for campaigning without traveling by which Mr.  Taft might be seen and heard, not by 5,000,000,  as on recent trips, but by 60.000.000 of the nation's  voters without absenting himself for a day from  business at the White House. It is the newest  invention of Mr. Edison, the talking motion picture machine.  All that would be neeessary, Mr. Edison explained to the president, would be for a man to  go' before an audience, make a speech on any  subject which he chose and the talking-motion picture machine would reproduce to audiences ail  over the country every gesture of the speaker,  every word of his speech and every shout of the  eroAvd about him.  Mr. Edison claims that his invention will place  the scene before the audiences with lifelike vividness. He told Mr. Taft that he had manufactured  seventy sets at his laboratories in New Jersey and  that 200 more were under construction.  Thus it is seen that the finished oratory of the  present is to be made omnipresent and handed  down to future generations forever.  All an orator has to do now is to become great  enough to. make the whole world want to hear  him, and to leave his peerless impress forever on  the world.  The "talking-motion picture machine" will do  all the rest.  Good habits become as strongly fixed as evil  ones, of which we hear vastly more.���������Hatfield.  Consider what God can do. and you will never  despair of success.���������Thomas Wilson.  THEi  ^  We wish to inform our readers that it is through  no fault of this office the "Canada Monthly" does  not put in a monthly appearance to subscribers  as per agreement. The orders and cash were long  since forwarded to the office in Winnipeg.  This is a good time to announce that all subscriptions to the Western Call are sent out regularly once a week. Failure to deliver may be due  to imperfect or inadequate mail service in Vancouver and vicinity. We can believe that it is no  small task to keep pace with the increase and  constant changes of names and address, nevertheless, it will be in order to make complaint until  the fault is corrected.  Wellington M  Picture Palace  Now Open  WITH A COMPLETE SHOW.  This Theater has been fitted up at enormous expense  and will prove jto be one of the best  in the city.  Complete change of Programme  Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays  We intend to cater to ladies, gentlemen and children  and long experience places the manager in  position to choose films calculated  to please our patrons.  Continuous Music by 5-Piece Orchestra.  Admission :  Children 5cf Adults 10c  Open XX a.m. to XX p.m.  Mothers' Special Room.  Special attention  Given to the Children  At all times.  106 Hastings St., E.  V.  Near Columbia Avenue  J  IJUEU GROCERY:  I A full line of Fruits and Groceries. S  ____k_____ ^__ __a ^___i  WEBSTER  PROS.  . Fraser AaWestmTrRd.  Scotch Shortbread.  Try our noted Teas at 35c per lb.  No Qollvory  Z'*<"~'<"M"tt"tt*******.2*******Jt*  HoQroMt  Phone: Fairmont 621  %  WtglvutMtfctbtne-  fit ���������! all uptiu tf  tellvtry  ii* bttk*  fcttplil  Tha Plaoo Everyone Should Do Their Trading  WHY!     WHY!      WHY!  We Have the floods SpOOlalB for SatWttey        OurPrlcct������r������Right  Meat  Choice Roll Roast, 18���������20c per lb.  Local Legs, Loins Lamb, 20c lb.  Legs aud Loins Fork, - 2Cc It.  PorK Sausage. - 2 lbs. for 25c  Prime Rib Roast,  15���������18c per lb.  Swifts Hams,  Fresh Herring,  Fresh Smelts,  Fresh Cod,  Fresh Halibut,  20c per lb.  Hah  Swifts Bacon, - 22c per lb.  Choice Table Butter, 2 lbs. for 75c  Fresh Eggs, per dozen - 85c  G.*od Lard, - 2 lbs. for 25c  Leal Chickens, 25-30c per lb.  Fresh Spare Ribs,   ��������� 15c  per lb.  2 lbs. for 15c  2 lbs. for *5c  10c per lb.  2 lbs. for 2>c  Kippers,  -   per lb.    10c  Choice  Finnan Hac'die, lb. 12l(.c  Shrimps, CrabB, Smoked Halibut, etc.    All Fish Fresh Every  Morning.  2513 Main Street, near Broadway   ���������  Th���������K MS-MMC. |  ������HK-<"I"U -M-M-i-* ���������������" t- *   *.l-************<<'**********  Walter   Richards  Fish Fresh  Daily  1842  COMMERCIAL  DRIVE  Fruits,  Butter &  Eggs  Vegetables  PHONE:  SEY. 3653 **m**m*********mm*m  THE WESTERN CALL.  Grandview Theatre1  j:' Is how Open with a COMPLETE SHOW  COMPLETE CHANGE OF PROGRAMME  i: Monday, Wednesday and Friday jj  t ==__ |  This Theatre has been built to suit ;;  the  public,   regardless   of  cost. ;;  It has been inspected and approved, by the leading people of ;;  the district.    It is absolutely fire-proof throughout. $  " It is one of the beet and safest in the city.' '���������Fire Insurance Inspector  1712 COMMERCIAL DRIVE  *'******<���������**************���������****  ������������������������vv*A.i^-x-'M1 4'*************  MacLachlan & Morgan  HIGH   CLASS   BOOTS   AND   SHOES  Of Guaranteed Qullty  Ladles',   Gentlemen's and   Childrcn's  at  half city prices.  BOOTS and 5HOES REPAIRED  Our long experience and our epulpment  guarantees good workmanship.  3330 Main St. and Cor. 18th Ave. and Main St.  LEAlXttS ABSUT CANADA.  Give U8 a Trial.  Then judge for  yourself. Tobaccos  Cigars, Cigarettes  1832 Commercial Drive, between 2nd and 3rd Aves. w. l. carter, prop.  ****** *****************  i������    Where It Pays to Deal  Ataitfv.ew Statio   >  Honeat Prices for Honest   ���������������  Qooda  SALE SALE  Come,  Look and  Save Money  SALE  1130 PARK DRIVE  <*************************o**************************  i  ���������'<>���������  *>  '>  **************W**********   ******>l*****'$************4  * Always the Best Four Course Meal in the City 6 to U a.ra., UdO to 2 p.m. 4:30 to 8 p.m.    T  %                               MEALS 25c    (   i   HORT ORDERS AT ALL HOURS X  | "nit- HOME RESTAURANT |  * o���������....  -.         ....... ~.        ���������       .        F   E   HAND, Prop.   ������  .   .   Orders tent out   J.  l*ge������ ,������  .���������..���������..���������..���������..���������..'..���������..���������..%.;..������..;..V.;..������..���������������>....;..>.;..>.;..i.   .;>.}..:���������������< ���������^.���������.���������.i"?"?"tnl"|'itn{ii|ii|ii|iiti4n|nt������i|iitii|n}i.l  i Wr!ieler.���������    146 Hastings St, East  3, 8 doors EiiKt of I'anlBgcs  Uraduate of Detroit  Optical College  EXPERIENCE  SUCCESS  The Beat  Obtainable  fl_������  A Bridge on Which Vou May Depend  G. w. ORIMMETT, Optometrist and Optician  WHT I AOVERTIhe  I believe that seven-tenths of all headaches  have their origin in strained vision. I also  know that correctly fitted* glasses will entirely  relieve the headaches by removing the cause.  Scarcely a day passes but I relieve some  sufferer through my knowledge of making and  fitting glasses. I am anxious that all sufferers  should know there is a remedy so simple: This  is one reason why I advertise.  BANK  OF OTTAWA  BUILDING  Office 106, First Floor Phone Sevmour 532  Office Hours:   9 to 12 a m��������� 1 to 5 p.m., Sat 7"to tf p.m.4  ?*i  I  UTILITY  BOARD  THE IDEAL SUBSTITUTE FOR LATH  AND PLASTER.  It in Waterproof,  Rigid, and may be  used on the Walls,  panelled or papered,  without the risk of  splitting at the joints,  and being moderate  iu price is a 11 that can  be desired for finishing the interior walls  and ceilings of Bungalow or Mansion.  Samples and Prices  from the Agent.  Hsu sey. 3394    W. C. THOMPSON & CO.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  319 Pisier St.  ������^^Mi.<. ���������fr.!..;..;..;..}..;, **... ,;..>���������;..!. fr.;. *.i���������s, ,,.., Q ;..H������...1..|.������<mM.iH f* Ml | | * | ������fl ** *  *  i CITV PRICES  523 Broadway W.  Phone: FalroV! 1520 ::  %   dZ6 DTOflUWajf W.      LEE & WOOD  ���������:- Importers of  I   Wall Papers,Paints,Brushes,Varnishes,Oils,etc.  ������ Our Store is in a locality where rents are about one quarter of that  ���������    commanded  ly smilar  stores in the City, and our stock is new and  f    clean.     THib  fS CONVENIENT FOR  YOU.    And you get the  -     benefit, as we ari content with lair profits.  Your joblinj work will  be  promptly attended to if you phone���������  Fairmont 1520  ���������4 I'M *>********************Q>**********"% ************4<4  Stories  Told  of tbe   Englishman  and  His First, Days Here.  There  is a story  with  which  most  ftersons are familiar about an Eng-  ishnian who was invited to go to  New Ontario on a shooting excursion.  He asked a few questions about the  game and learned that wild cats were  extinct and that bears were not plentiful. . He could only expect to get a  few rabbits and birds or perhaps a  deer. '        ���������_.  "I have done considerable big game  shooting in Africa,'' he said, "and  your" program hardly appeals to me.  I do not care about hunting unless  Ifiere is a spice of danger in.it."  "There will be a spice of danger,  if you come with me," said his Canadian friend. "Last time I went shooting, I shot my brother-in-law in the  leg."  A newer story of somewhat the same  character arises from the recent  Christinas season. An Englishman,  who has only been in Canada for a  short time, expressed his regret that  he could not get home for the great  festival. "1 have always understood  that you do not have much of the  Christmas spirit out here," he told  a friend, "and I love the old day.  I like to see it preserved with all its  customs and its gifts. I am afraid  of missing the tradition out here  where you have not the proper touch  to the Christmas celebration."  "Wait and see,", said the Canadion.  The Englishman waited. He sent  gifts to his friends in the Old Land.  He purchased them for his acquaintances in the New. He was called  upon to contribute to several hospitals  and other charitable institutions. He,  helped with dinners for the poor, giving first for the adults and later for  the children. Young ladies of his acquaintance made him contribute to  several hampers that they were giving to poverty stricken families. He  bought some toy* mra Sunday School  Christmas tree. Then on Christmas  Eve, he found that every one who had  done anything fur hiui during the  year looked expectantly at him so  he handed out something to everyone  from his landlady to the elevator man  at his office.  Then he met his Canadian friend.  "I was quite mistaken," he declared,  "for I find that you have got the  Christmas touch in Canada."  Cannot Maintain Lead.  Ontario still produces a little ovf������r  one-third of the quantity of the lumber cut annually in Canada, but its  annual cut, while increasing, is increasing more slowly each year. Ontario's 1909 cut was 17 per cent, greater than in 1908; its 1910 cut was only  7.5 per cent, more than in 1909. The  Forestry Brunch of the Department  of-the Interior has compiled statistics  showing that 1.642.191,000 feet of lumber worth $30,011,000 was cut in Ontario during 1910. but that British  Columbia will be Canada's premier  lumber province in a short time.  The diversified forest of Ontario have  enabled the province to hold its  supremacy up to the present, as illustrated in 1910, when the chief cut ,of  seventeen species came from Ontario.  White pine to the value of $17,743,074  came from Ontario forests and formed  85 ner cent, of Canada's white pine  cut.' Nearlv half of the hemlock cut  in Canada in 1910 was cut in Ontario.  as was over 90 per cent, of the red  pine. Ontario contributed ov������r 70  per cent, of the'hardwoods. Of the  total made up by 23 species cut in  Ontario, over one-half was white pine.  Red pine contributed 10 per cent,  hemlock 12 per cent., leaving 25 p>-r  cent, .to be equally divided among the  hardwoods and less important conifers. To arrive at the correct amount  cut by lumber mills of Ontario in  1910, there must be added to the  above lumber cut. 1,976,000X00 shin-  frits worth $3,557,211 and 851.9M.0ti0  lath worth $1.S43.������44.      Picking Up the Lingo.  Monsieur L'Orateur Dodteur Sprout  may now expect to be elected an  honorary member of the Societe St.  Jean Baptiste.  Hitherto, the Speaker has scent'd  a French expression in the orders of  thd day, several pages off, and has  hastily given the high sign to the  clerk assistant to act as his understudy.  Not so to-day. When the doctor  came to bill No. 45, an act respecting  "La Compagni du chimin de fer du  colonization du nord." he never even  hfsitated on the brink, but plunged  in bravely, jockeyed playfully for a  moment with the word "chemin."  took "colonization" at a gallop, and  shot over the tape a winner by s-vont!  syllables. Tor real oxcitem-nt it hul  the Grand Prix faded to a standstill.  Vive Le Docteur.  Tenderfoot  on  Snowshoes.  Go snowshoeing in the Canadian  woods and. if your imagination isn't  too much clogged up with ticker tap-  and text-books and tariff reform and  other sophisticated and useless things,  you will get a piece of your boyhood back again for a few days.  Why. we thrilled to the heart when  the Canadian showed us the hillside  where he had seen a caribou track  the year before. At least he thought  it was<a caribou; it might have been  a French-Canadian steer, but he  didn't think so. We had the thrill.  and the man who wants the caribou  must go get him.���������Thomas Foster in  Outing.  A Real Water-Melon.  Moncton. N.B.. has been making  money out of water. Some time ago  the city expropriated the waterworks  and decided to  run   it.  Recently, Mayor Reilly, of Moncton, made the announcement that  $21,390.92 stood to the profit of the  ?ity in its water account for the past  year.  The civic officials in Moncton are  trying to devise some plan for diverting the surplus to a good cause. Some  have suggested that the extra water  money i e applied to reducing the  'ivic taxes.  found sin:ls tax.  Late Thos.  Fyshe Wis Co-Oiscoverar  With George.  The far-t that the late Thomas  Fyshe, the Mortieal banker, wan o>  discoverer of the sinule tax theory  ���������with Henry Cecnje is recalled by a  writer in Toronto Saturday Night.  Describing a request for an interview  on financia! matieis the importer  says:  "My reception was neither cold nor  hot. I explained my business, and  Mr. Fyshe gave me little enough sat  isfactioii. VVlule explaining why lie  couldn't do what I asked him, he  expressed in round terms his opinion  of certain financial matters. This waa  better "stuff" even than 1 had gone  t.i get. and I asked him to a!l><w iu������  to quote him. Neither w>uld he permit me tp qu te hiui. But by that  time we were seated and had begun  swapping ideas. I recollect, particularly, that questions concerning political economy came up. and I soon  found that I had run into a past-  master. He was a tree trader from  the grass roots, and what he thought  about the policy of protection would  have done you good to hear. Ho  soon saw that I was particularly interested, and as no one in particular  came in io interrupt. 1 think the "in*  terview"*lasted fully two hours.  One thing which 1 have often recalled since was his statement concerning Henry George, author of  "Progress and Poverty" and other  works on political economy. The conversation had reached the point where  the vast accumulations of capital were  being compared with the poverty of  the masses. He blamed this partly  upon the tariff laws and partly upon  the legislation permitting the value  ot natural opportunities and resources  t) be alienated, through sale or long  lease at inadequate prices, from the  people to tne private interests.  I wanted to ask him what he proposed to do about it, but was afraid  to chip in lest I break to- spell���������in  other words, lest he remember 1 represented toe press. However, 1 presently put the question.  "Why." said he. "all you have to  do is to put a tax of such a character  on the natural resources of the land  that it will off-set the advantages  which the private owners are now  reaping over and above that which  they are creating."  I remarked that that was similar  to the proposal known as single tax.  "Did you ever examine that proposal?" asked 1.  "Did 1 ever examine it!" he exclaimed, all animation���������if it was possible for mm to oe animated. "Did  I ever examine it:' Why, I discovered it."  1 was naturally a little astonished,  and perhaps showed my feelings. Mr  Fyshe   smiled   a   rather   inscrutable  smile which' it seems .to uie must have  been characteristic of him.  "I suppose that sounds strange to  you," said he, "but it's nevertheless  true. 1 don't want to take any honor  from Henry George, but in justice to  myself, 1 make the claim that I was  a co-discoverer of the single tax, with  him."  Later on he told me. when and how  and under what circumstances the  economic idea or philosophy had developed in his brain which was at  the same time developing in the brain  ot George a thousand miles away. Unfortunately for my story, as well as  for-Mr. Fyshe's health, he'was taken  ih before he reached Little Metis or  shortly after, and from this illness he  never fully recovered. My recollectori  is. however, that it was while he  was general manager of the Bank of  Nova Scotia that he evolved, on his  own behalf, the conclusions set forth  in "Progress and Poverty" shortly after by a man who, for years, had  been  thinking  along the  same  lines.  Mr. Fyshe was born near Edinburgh, in 1845. and was comparatively  young at the time of his death, beina  but sixtv-siv year- of aire. Alter serving in the Bank of Scotland, and later  iii the Birmingham Joint Stock Bank,  he made an engagement with the  Bank of British North America, and  came to Montreal in its employ. He  was largely instrumental in framing  the Bank Act of Hon. George E. Foster, which has been the basis of Canadian banking legislation, as well as  ot that of other countries. Subsequently, he investigated conditions iu  the civil service, for the Laurier Government, and his report was what  miuht have been expected fr >m him���������  blunt and outspoken. It probably ied  to the permanent commission to administer the civil service.  . I-M 1***4*****4*4 I-I'M I HI I M"l"l"t"l������*H"l"l-H"t'������������������'t"fr->������������'M-  CORRESPONDENCE  ,H"H..|"H.frM.M..H"M.^^  Sunnydene P. O., South Vancouver,  February 19th, 1912.  The Western Call.  Westminster Road, Vancouver.  Dear Sir:  The Mothers' Circle of the W.C.T.U.  held their meeting in Lord Selkirk  school. Cedar Cottage, February 15,  when Mrs. J. K. Macken of Vancouver  gave the following paper on children  out of school hours, followed by a discussion. There were a good number  of mothers and teachers present.   All  your bojs and girls. Encourage them!  to share -their reports of school life,  inside 'and out, with you. Let them  talk freely concerning teachers, lea* ���������  sons, and above all, companions. Com*  ment carefully, for an unwise, sharp  or hasty comment on companJona  made retard confidences that some  day you would give your whole life  to regain. Let them know what you  are glad over or troubled about and  they will be thoughtful and sympathize with you in spirit as weir as la  parents are welcome to take part in ��������� body, to your benefit and theirs, too,  these discussions.  ADA G. SHOEMAKER,  Superintendent.  Children Out of School Hour*.  This is a subject which is worthy of  close consideration, not only  mothers but to parents generally. In  dealing with it we have to deal with  trifles, things which on the surface  appear too insignificant to be often  noticed, and yet so mighty in their results in the training of children as to  make  it  wisdom   to -speak  of  such.  Encourage them to tell you their worries or their Joys. Inmature, uninformed, impulsive, still a factor In the  dreamland of childhood, he needs the  guiding encouragement of a true  mother. He needs the comradeship  to i������f a wise father. There is no place  like home and the shelter of mother  love for the child under any and all  circumstances. But you mothers say:  "I must do my work. I cannot give  the time to follow my child about."  Then draw, your child after you. I  believe that God intended we mothers  to be our children's best and most  When we consider that out of the 24  hours only five of six at the most are delightful companion. The child should  spent in school, in niy estimation, the share ln the real life and work of too  manner in which the remaining hours mother and In the primary scbool of  are spent determine to a very large ��������� its life receive the preparation for the  extent what the character of the child  shall be. ''  Too many parents shift the responsibility of their children's training on  our public school teachers, and very  often when a child does wrong, or  turns out a failure in character the  teachers are blamed. This is a great  mistake; parents should co-operate  with the teacher, and knowing the  weak places in their child's character than the teacher, they should establish a confidence between each  other that shall give both pupil and  teacher a better chance to succeed in  the education of the child. Know  your teacher.  I notice three principles' or rudiments of home training, which I shall  numerate in order, in order to keep  our children interested, occupied and  entertained ln out-of-school hours, viz.,  co-operation with parent and child,  responsibility of the performance or  certain duties, and exchange of confidences.. When your children go oft  to school in the morning, remind them  before going that there are certain  things you depend on them doing for  you during the noon hour as well as  eat their lunch, and when they are  home at noon ask them to do something for you when they come home  at the end of school day. Make them  feel in the way you ask them that you  are depending on them wholly to do  this or that, and no matter how email  the work or how trifling the duty, if  you get them to understand that you  and they are partners, they will not  fail you, and the thought that you  are expecting them to help you will  prevent  lagging  steps   on   the    way  'broader circuit of the father's activities and the enterprises or the world.  The training of the hands, feet and  tongue can beat begin in the round  of common household service, and the  mother who finds no place for these  beginnings In her housekeeping, who  cannot be bothered with the hinder-  ings, but despising the day of small  helpings, sends the restless feet and  hands, that only need. to be taught  how, out into the street or alley, or  to a neighbor's house, misses the very  best out of her life as a mother.  But, you say, children should have  the association  of children outside  the home.   Certainly, for a small fraction of the day.   Childhood Is, however, too important in a human life to  be wasted, land  except It  is  spent  among conditions which produce the  best and highest development, thero  is   loss   which   cannot  be   acorded.  Children are not safe teachers of each  other.   It will not cost as much time,  labor or money to create safe and cul-  turing conditions about the child as It  will to  rescue  him  from   pollution.  Children leave parents because they  allow them to go.   It costs more to  keep them close at first, but the price  of letting them go is infinitely greater.  Sunnydene P. O., South Vancouver,  February 19th, 1912.  The Western  Call,  Westminster Road.  Dear Sir:  I would like to see an agitation  started toward cleaning up South  Vancouver. The streets around the  stores are disgraceful; soon their will  home and give them a sense oC own-j be   myriads   of   flies   traveling   from  ership  about  the  home   which    will! these places to the food exposed for  keep them off the street. Then as  soon as they are old enough give  them regular duties to perform. This  makes them feel responsible. Teach  them if they fail to discharge their  duties they are disturbing the peace  and happiness of the home. To make  them know they are trusted gives  them a delight in doing. In order to  accomplish all this you must keep  close to your child and exchange confidences. Share your conversation  concerning common home topics with  sale. Why cannot each one keep their  own space clean? Also why not insist"  on old clothing and mattresses, etc.,  being burned instead of thrown on the  road side, possibly loaded with  germs?  Surely it will not cost as much to  clean up as to pay for an epidemic of  disease. <���������  Then how much more pleasure we  could have showing our town to  strangers and visitors.  '      A. MOTHER.  Her Forte.  Only   a   woman   can   smile   sweetly  when  she wants  to cry.  A   Different Species.  The youne hopeful of a well-known  Canadian jurist had lately bee.ma  verv much interested in the study of  butterflies and ninths. Just before  Christmas his father had given hiui  a dollar as a reward for some service  and the boy promptly Hew off to a  bookseller's where he had observed a  certain work on sale relating to his  favorite study.  He brought the book home in high  glee, and speedily became lost in poT-  using its contents. His father was  t,uite delighted to notice the serious  way his young son and heir, was applying himself and asked the boy  how he was getting on with his new  book.  "Not very well, father. I've read  I three chapters and can't find a blessed thing about moths."  "Bring the book to me and let me  see it," said  his father kindly.  On looking at the cover of the book,  the jndire was extremely amused to  read the following title: "Help to  Young   (Mothers)   Moth-ers."  A Veteran Civil Servant.  Montreal lost a veteran civil servant  vhen the new year bells were ringing  reeentlv. in the person of Mr. William  I). Eobb. who resigned the position of  '.���������ity .treasurer.  Mr    Kobh   enjoys   the   unique   distinction   ot   iiavinjr   held  office   under  fwenty-one    mayors.      Advanced    age  ;!.me   lias   compelled   his   retirement.  !r.   P.obb.    who   is   a   Scotsman   by  ���������tn. is 75 years old.    He once attri-  -.-.te '   his   !rin������   fortitude   in  office  to  is   custom    of    r^stiiiir    his    ligure-  .tinted    i.rain    by    writing    poetry!  vicli   \et:-e   ip-m   the   ex-treasurer's  ���������i   iius ;ip;:esired  iu  various periodi-  Your Health  Will be kept in a healthy state  if you live in a healthy place.  There is a house for sale or  for rent in a healthy spot,  up on a hill where the air is  good, 6 rooms, fireplace, furnace, concrete foundation and  sleeping balcony. It is completely modern.    Terms easy.  Apply at Western Call  &-l*^imJ83gB3SSS-UL^W^2JWWlll! P'BJ-JPiaPriaffJTBWgggB THE WESTERN CALL.  EXPEN8IVE   VACCINATION.  Montreal, Feb. 16.���������Finding that infected vaccine administered by one  of the civic vaccinators was responsible for a condition of inertia produced in the arm of a vaccinated child,  causing a permanent lack of power, a  jury condemned the city to pay a total  sum of $6,000 damages���������$2,000 to the  child's mother to cover medical expenses, treatment, etc., and $4,000 to  the child as indemnity for injury and  disability.  The case was that of Dame Poirier  vs. the city of Montreal, plaintifT seek-  ing $10,000 damages on account of injuries sustained by her minor son���������  a boy of seven years���������as a result, she  alleged, of having been improperly  vaccinated by one of the school inspectors employed by the city.  A short time subsequent to the vaccination, it was alleged, the youngster's arm became Inert, and the claim  was advanced that this condition was  brought about by the fact that the  vaccine used for the operation was infected, with the result that the arm  became diseased, the final effect being  that the nerves were attacked.  AX  0������S BACXX&OaV  His One Good Trait.  Jones���������"Whenever I have to borrow  money, I try to get it, from a pessimist."  Brown���������"Why?"  Jones���������"A pessimist never expects  to get it back."���������New  Zealand Free'  Lance. |  What a pitiful thing an old bachelor Is,  With his cheerless house and Ills rueful  phiz!  On   a  bitter  cold  night   when   the   fierce  winds blow;  And when all the earth is covered with  snow;  When   his   tire   is out   and   in   shivering  dread  He slips 'neath  the sheets of his lonely  bud;  How he draws up his toes.  All   encased  in   yarn   hose;  And he buries  his nose  'Neath  the chilly  bedclothes  That his nose and his toes,  Still encased in yard hose,  May not  chance  to get  froze;  Then  he puffs and  he blows,  and  says  that  he knows  No  mortal  on  earth  ever  suflerecl  such  woes;  And with All's and with Oil's,  AYIth his limbs to dispose;  So that neither his toes nor his nose  may be froze,'  To  his  slumber In  silence  the  bachelor  goes;  In the  morn when the cock crows, and  the sun is just rose,  Irom beneath the bedclothes  Pops  the bachelor's  nose;  And  you  may  suppose,  'when  he  hears  how the wind blows,  Sees the windows all froze;  Why  back  'neath  the  clothes, pops   the  poor fellow's nose;  For   full   well   he  knows,   if   from   that  bed he rose  To put on his clothes, that he'd surely  be   froze.  < i ���������������  Qrimmond's Market  :: 748 Broadway E. Phone: Fairmont 258 ::  Free Car Tickets  i������ * *  i: One Car Ticket given away with ���������;'  every 50c purchase on Saturday   j  Phone: Fairmont 258  THREE PEUVERIISS f>\\lY.  , ���������**** *************'***>****** *4>************************  Those Industries are Better  Jn ultimate results which use our electric  power service, the factories or office buildings which operate private power plants are  under a hig expense for maintenance. A  trifling accident may disorganize their whole  svstem ���������more serious disturbance, with  attendant heavy losses involved, are not  preventable. Stave lake Power is undeniably cheaper and more reliable than private plant operation. See us for particulars  and rates.  i Western Canada Power Coronany,  :: LIMITED f  !: HmMi SeyiRWr 4770      603-6 J 0 Carter-Cotton Bldg.  P. O. BOX 1418, VANCOUVER, B. C.  ������������4 I H 11111III I ***********   *****1*1 t 1 11 I ii Mill IH'II i  SCIENTIFIC   RAILWAY   RATES.  An Open Letter to the Interstate Commerce Commission, Giving  a  Few Suggestions.  >+*'H"l I *******************   *************4t**4'**'X'*****  ::    Phone:   Fairmont 958  1605 main ST.   ::  LUMBER OF ALL KINDS  *  *  *  SASH, DOORS, MOULDINGS  Contractors and House Builders  Carpenters and Frameworkers  We have just what you require  SASH and DOORS MADE ON PREMISES TO ORDER  DRESSED and FINISH LUMBER of HIGH GRADE  No order too large for us to handle promptly.     No order  too small to receive careful attention.  An American writer has been giving  some new ideas on scientific railway  rates which are interesting. He says:  A new; system of rate-making must be  evolved that will do two things, namely: give the greatest economic result  from our railroads as a whole, and  also work no injustice to any part of  our railroad system,' to the nation, or  to any individual, corporation, or citizen.  Does our present makeshift system  of rate-making accomplish this? Apparently not.  To speak in general terms, at first  the so-called "mileage system of rate-  making was tried out and discarded.  This, mileage system was to charge  according to the distance hauled,  practically regardless of all other consideration. But these other considerations would not down, so the mileage  system has been practically abandoned in, its original purity, and two  other more or less antagonistic systems are now fighting for* their  economic life. The so-called "zone  system" and a system based fundamentally on markets, popularly termed, "all the traffic will bear."  The zone system is now being favored by the railway, but at its best it  is only an outgrowth of the mileage  system. The mileage system considered each mile as a zone, while the  zone system simply considers several  hundred miles as a zone.  Both systems have the same fundamental weakness of not taking into  consideration all the elements that go  to make up a fair freight charge and  deal almost entirely with distance, as  if that were the most important element in hauling freight.  Some years ago a railroad clerk  made a suggestion concerning freight  rates that was taken up, first by the  Eastern trunk lines, later by all/the  railroads of this country, and has  finally been accepted as the fundamental rule of freight rate-making by  the Interstate Commerce Commission  itself. This clerk merely suggested  the zone system. What his reward  was hiBtory does not say, although  nothing has had more wide-reaching  effect on our national development  than the simple plan of this obscure  clerk.  Let us here examine some of the  most important elements in the cost  of moving freight over a railroad.  They include weight, space, distance,  terminals, damage, time, and extras  such as icing, care of live-stock, handling explosives, etc.; peculiar in each  case to some certain kind of freight,  but not to all kinds. Oranges, for instance, need special care, compared  with coal or lumber.  Now it is no more reasonable to  select any one of the above elements  in a freight rate and put it above all  others in importance than It is to Ignore it completely. As just mentioned, however, the element of distance  has played the most important part,  and our present confusion is due probably to the crowding to the front of  all the other elements mentioned.  Suppose each element that goes to  make up a freight rate in actual practise were considered and charged for  separately? This is as radical a departure In freight-rate-making as was  the suggested change years ago from  the mileage to the zone system. But  why not?  Let us take even figures, for the  sake of clearness, and give a few examples in outline:  For every pound of weight allow 1  cent; for every cubic foot of space  allow 1 cent; for every mile of distance allow 1 cent; for each terminal  charge, according to the average cost;  and from this total deduct 1 per cent  for each day of time the freight is on  the road; and 1 per cent, for each 100  pounds in the shipment or quantity.  Then a freight rate could easily and  fairly be calculated under any circumstances as follows:  Weight plus space plus distance  ing Grain. He said: I am not going  plus terminals minus time minus quantity, equals total rate.  Certain differentials would probably  have to be considered, for this very  reason; but no matter how many elements would have to be considered,  their number in no way detracts from  the fundamental idea suggested here:  that each element, no matter what  the number, should be considered and  charged for separately. It is simply  the itemized statement applied to rate-  making.  DATES OF FALL FAIRS IN BRITISH  COLUMBIA, 1912.  First Circuit���������  Alberni September 12.  Nanaimo, September 17-19.  Islands, September 18.  Shawnigan, September 18.  Cowichan. September 20-21.  Victoria, September 24-28.  Comox, October 1-2.  North and South Saanich, Oct. 4-5.  Second Circuit���������  Kent, September 12-13.  Chilli wack, September 19-21.  Coquitlam, September 21.  Mission, September 24-25.  Maple Ridge, September 25-26.  Matsquit, September 26-27.  Third Circuit���������  '  Kamloops. September 18-20.  Vernon  (fruit),    September    23-24;  (horse show), October 3-4.  Nicola, September 25. ,  Kelowna, September 26-27.  Salmon Arm. September 27-28.  Penticton,  September 28.  Summerland, September 30-31.  Arrow Lakes, October 4-5.  Revelstoke, October 8-10.  Armstrong. October 16-17.  i  j Fourth Circuit���������  {    Vancouver, August 10-17.  North Vancouver, September 7.  Central Park, September 12-13.  Delta, September 20-21.  Surrey, September 24.  Langley. September 25.  Richmond, September 25-26.  Burquitlam, September 28.  New Westminster, October 1-5.  Fifth Circuit���������  Kaslo (fruit show), July, October 15  Windermere, September 20-21.  Nelson, September 23-25.  Cranbrook, September 18-19.  Golden, September 24-25.  Trail, September 25-26.  Grand Porks, September 26-27.  Greenwood, September 30.  New Denver, October 2.  Sixth Circuit���������  Bella Coola, October 30.  SOUTH AMERICA TO EXHIBIT.  ������������������   ���������. .���������. .������, f> Jf, ,f ��������� ,f, ,f, ,*, ,f, tt, ,f, .���������. Df  ���������PVTrTTTTTTTTTTl  11111 ii 11 Mill i til it 111 n t  Little Girl���������"Look, auntie, there's a  poor man with a wooden leg. Can't  I give him a penny?"  Aunt���������"Certainly not, dear. I have  no doubt he's an imposter."���������Punch.  Having been introduced to tbe venerable chancellor, the beautiful maiden  looked at htm curiously for a moment  and then, just to start the conversation in the right direction, asked:  "Don't you find it awfully trying to  have to chancel when you don't feel  like it?"���������Chicago Record-Herald.  Lethbridge, Alta., Feb. 14.���������The full  co-operation of the countries of South  America in the seventh International  Dry-Farming Congress at Lethbrldge,  Oct. 21-26, was assured Executive Secretary-Treasurer John T. Burns at^a  luncheon given in his.honor and that  of Mrs. Eleanor L. Burns, secretary of  the International Congress of Farm  Women, at the Bolivian embassy on  Tuesday evening.  There was present the ambassadors  from Argentina, Ecquador, Bolivia,  Brazil and Venezuela, and each-promised delegations to represent their  respective countries and to send exhibits of dry-farmed products to the.  Lethbridge Exposition.  The Pan-American Union has taken  up the matter of representation, and  is working to secure the unanimous  co-operation of the southern countries,  and is hopeful of having one or two  carloads of exhibits of grains, roots  and vegetables.  "The South American ambassadors  are very enthusiastic over the possibilities of tbe Dry-Farming Congress  going to Bome South American republic within a few years, and they look  with interest upon the auxiliary work  of the Congress of Farm Women, and  will request their respectie governments to send prominent women delegates to the sessions of that organization at Lethbridge this fall," said Secretary Burns. "I have had the pleasure of meeting a large number ot  foreign representatives tbe past few  days in Washington, and none were  more enthusiastic than those from  South America countries, where the  dry-farming methods are being successfully adopted.  Senor Don Ignaclo Calderon, envoy  extraordinary from Bolivia to tbe  United States, accepted an invitation  extended by me on behalf of the board  of governors to address the Congress  at Lethbridge, and I have hopes that  other ambassadors from South America will And the opportunity to make  the trip and address the Congress.  All are interested in Western Canada  and marvel at the development of the  four provinces, and the desire to visit  them may induce several to make the  trip In October.  Against Orders.  "If you refuse me, Miss Gladys, I  shall get a rope and commit suicide."  "No, Colonel, you must not do that.  Papa said distinctly he would not have  you hanging about here."���������M. A. P.  And a Bargain at That.  A little boy had got into the habit  of saying "Darn," of which his mother  naturally did not approve.  "Dear," she said to the little boy,  "here is ten cents; it is yours if you  will promise me not to say 'Darn'  again."  "All right, mother," he said, as he  took the money, "I promise."  As he lovingly fingered the money a  hopeful look came into his eyes, and  he said: "Say, mother, I know a word  that's worth fifty cents."���������Ladies'  Home Journal.  City Fire Alarms  *���������Granville and Beacn.  4���������C. P. R. Yards.  8-7-Granvllle and Davie.  ������������������-Granville and Robson.  7���������Seymour and Halmckeh.  8���������North end old Camble St Bride*  8���������Georgia and Car.-.ble.  10���������Hamilton and Robson.  12���������Granville and Dunsmuir.  13���������Richards and Dunsmuir.  14���������Seymour and Pender.  15���������Homer and Pender.  18���������Hastings and Granville.  17���������Hastings and Richards.  18���������Seymour and Cordova.  19���������C.P.R. Wharf (No. 2 Shed.)    '  SO���������H. B. Co.. Georgia and Granville  91���������Cordova and Water.  88���������W. H. Malkln's. Water Street  83���������Water and Abbott.  84���������Hastings and Abbott  88���������Cordova and Camble.  86���������Water and Carrall.  87���������Cordova and Columbia.  88���������Pender and Columbia.  88���������Pender and Beattie.  80���������Hastings and Hamilton.  31���������Hastings and Carrall.  88���������R. C. Mills, south end Carrall.  83���������Hudson's Bay Co.. Water Street  34���������City Hall.  35���������Main and Barnard.  38���������Main and Powell.  37���������Main and Keefer.  38���������C. P. R. Wharf (No. 5 Shed).  48���������Smythe and Gamble.  43���������Smythe & Homer.  44���������Brackman-Ker Wharf.  48���������Homer and Helmcken. ,  68���������Dunsmuir and Hornby.  63���������Granville  and  Nelson.  54���������Robson and Hornby. I  61���������Davie and Hornby.  88���������Nelson and Hornby.  83���������Georgia and Howe.  84���������Pender and Howe.  65���������Hastings and Hornby.  67���������Main and Park Lane.  68���������Dunsmuir and Beattie.  71���������Columbia and Alexander.  78���������Seymour -and Drake.  73���������Seymour and Smythe.  181���������Heap's Mill. Powell Street.  188���������Hastings Mill  No.  2.  183���������Hastings Mill No. 1.  184���������Burns' Abattoir.  185���������Powell and Woodland.    .  1865���������Hastings Mill, foot Dun lea vy.    .  187���������Pender and Salsbury.    .  138���������Hastings and  Victoria Drive.  188���������Oxford and Templeton.  189���������Pender and JacKson.  131���������Powell and Carl.  138���������Hastings and Carl.  133���������Vernon and Powell.  134���������Pender and Heatley.        ',,   ' ���������  135���������Powell and Hawks.  138���������Hastings and Dunlevy.  137���������Salisbury and Powell.  141���������Powell   and   Raymur,   Sugar  Refinery.  148���������Hastings and Vernon.  143���������Hastings and Lakewood.  151���������Powell and Eaton.  818���������Eighth and Bridge.  813���������Sixth and Heather.  314���������Lansdowne and Manitoba.  816���������Prudential Investment Co  and] Manitoba. ���������  916���������SlxtrTand Birch.  817���������rFront and Scotia.  818���������Front and Ontario.  391���������Seventh and Ash.  999���������Sixth and Spruce.  994���������Sixth and Laurel.  988���������Vancouver Lumber Co.    \  998���������Vancouver Engineering Co.  997���������Lome and Columbia.  998   Sixth and Alberts.  931���������Fifth and Yukon.  938���������Eighth and Manitoba.  383���������Sixth and Granville.  941���������Eighth and Granville.  949���������Front and Main.  843���������Second and Granville.  961���������Main and Dufferln.  953���������Seventh and Carolina.  861���������Prince Edward and Duffeii*.  SSrSSft"1 aPl Prlnce Edward.  963���������Fifth and Main.  964���������Seventh and Main.  318���������Barclay and Denman.  313���������Pacific Coast Mills.  314���������Broughton and Georgia.  316���������Davie and Denman.  316���������Burnaby and Nicola. /  317���������Chllco and Barclay.  318���������Chllco and Georgia.  381���������Bute and Harwood.  388���������Bute and Barclay.  Front  .).  383���������Nelson and Thurlow.  384���������Chllco and Comox.  395���������Burrard and Georgia.  386���������Bute and Georgia.  397���������Bute and Robson.  339' ������������������Barclay and Broughton.  388���������Jervis and PendreTl.  ������31���������Burrard and Harwood.  338���������Denman and Georgia.  333���������Burnaby and Jervis.  334���������Bldwell and Haro.  338���������Robson and Cardero.  336���������Burrard and -Comox.  337���������Jervis and Haro.  34J���������Pender and Thurlow.  348���������Broughton and Harwood.  343���������Burnaby and Thurlow.  346���������Thurlow and Alberni.  418���������Third and Cedar.  413���������Third and Maple.  ������14���������First and Yew.  118���������F' - -    -  ..     .First and Trafalgar.  116���������Second and Pine.  IJ7���������Cornwall and Yew.  |18���������Third and Macdonald.  "18���������First and Balaclava.  1���������Third and Balsam.  -V-Cprnwall a"d Balaam.  II���������Maple and_Creelman, C. P. ft  -rant    ���������  ���������IS���������Eighth and Clark.  818���������Graveley and Park.  i'r-Fourth and Park.  ���������18���������Graveley and Woodland.  ���������If���������Charles and Clark.  ���������17���������William, and Woodland,  ���������if���������Parker and Park.  ���������18���������Venables and Cotton.  ���������81���������Venablen and Clark.  888   Campbell and Harris.  893���������Harris and Gore.   '  Prior and Gore.  Prior and JackBon.  Union and Hawke*.  '���������Carl and Grove.  '���������Harris and Woodland.  ,     Second and Park Drive.  ���������81���������William and park Drive.  838���������Blsmark and Park Priva.  838���������Third adn McLean.  541���������Carl and Keefer.  618���������Keefer and Victoria.  613���������Parker and Victoria.  ���������14���������Williams and Victoria.  810���������Bismarck and Lakewood.  616���������Second and Victoria.  ���������17���������Sixth and Victoria.  618���������Lakewood  and  Barnard.  718���������Tenth and Park.  718���������Twelfth and Clark.  714���������Ninth and Dock.  716���������Twelfth and Scott.  716���������Broadway and  Burns.  717���������Twelfth and Woodland.  .718���������Fourteenth and Park Drive.  818���������Sixteenth and Sophia.  889���������Twenty-second and Sophia.  833���������Twentieth and Humphrey.  843���������West Rd. and Fraser.  847���������Twenty-fourth  and Fraser.  858���������Twenty-second and March*.  873���������Fifteenth and Thomas.  .876���������West; Rd. and Thomas.  1818���������Ninth and Yukon.  1913���������Eleventh and Ontario.  1314���������Tenth and St George.  1916���������Thirteenth and Main.  1916���������Tenth and Quebec.  1917���������Broadway and Columbia.  1918���������Eleventh and Ash.  1818���������Fifteenth and Maini  1994���������Vancouver General Hospital.  1933���������Broadway and Ash.  1951���������Fourteenth and Manitoba.  1963���������Tenth and West Road.  1963���������Thirteenth rind Prince Edward.  1964���������Thirteenth and Yukon.  1319���������Sixth and Pine.  1313���������Seventh and Made.  1314���������Thirteenth and Alder.  1315���������Ninth and Cedar.  1316���������Eleventh and Oak.  1317���������Broadway and Oak.  1818���������Eleventh and Fir.  1318���������Th'rteenth and Hemlock.  1381���������Broadway and Alder.  1399���������Twelfth and Cyprus.  1388���������Tenth and Arbutus.  1384���������Fourteenth and Arbutus.  1348���������Broadway and Willow.  1418���������Eleventh and Yew.  1413���������Seventh and Balsam.  1414���������Fifth and Trafalgar.  8118���������Kamloops and Hastings.  2119���������Powell and Clinton.  8188���������Eaton and Clinton.  8138���������Slocan and Pandora.  8148���������Dundax and Renfrew.  9868���������Wlndemere and Pender.  Boots and Shoes Repaired  Quickly, Neatfy, Cheaply  537 BROADWAY, WEST  (Next to Mercier's)   P. KMIT, Prop.  2436 MAIN  STREET  (BEWEEN 8th and BROADWAY)  First-class Repairing a Specialty  Boots and Shoes m-ide to order.  P. PARIS, Prop.  Also Corner of 5th Avenue  the DEPOT lor CHRISTIAN LITERATURE  117S GRANVILLE STREET  Books tar the Teacker.     Books for the Preacher.  Books for the Searcher. Book* for the Saint  Book* for the Sinner.  Would you know thing- to come ?    Read Mauro'*  Number of Man." 75c  CONSTIPATION   SI  Bodily waste remain* suspended in the bowels  and every organ in the body becomes tainted  with the poisons of the decomposition. The  toe treatment;fa the natural treatment Try  FT-SfS*" H������_*^,?������0 tablets $1.00. Ask  for booklet The Bias* Agent." BOX 26.  KERRISDALE,   VANCOUVER.   .      * ���������  MT PLEASANT CHURCH.  Cor Ninth Ave. and Quebec St.  Sunday  services���������Public  worship  at  11  ���������Jn,'aJSd ':0������ Pm-   Sunday School and  Bible Class at 2:30 p.m. w������ ���������*������������������  *������J$������y ��������� ^- a Woodslde, M.A., Pastor.  170 Broadway, W. Tele. Fairmont 231-R.  MT.  PLEASANT    BAPTIST    CHITROH  Cor Tenth Ave. and Quebec St  S. Everton, B.A., pastor  250 13tli Ave. E.  Preaching Services���������11 a.m.    and    7 30  p;.m,v..Sunda>r School at 2:30 p.m.  CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor.  10th Ave. and Laurel St.  Services���������Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:39  p.m.   Sunday School at 2:30 p.m  Rev . P. Clifton Parker. M.A., Pastor.  11th Ave. W.  1 aVV?JV09?8T.  MT. PLEASANT CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Ontario.  Services���������Preaching  at  11   a.m.  and   at  7:00 p.m.    Sunday   School    and   Bible  Class at 2:30 p.m.  Rev. W.  Lashley Hall. B.A.B.D.. Pastor  Parsonage. 123 11th Ave. W. Tele. Fairmont 1449.  Trinity    Methodist    Church,    8even*h  Ave.  E.,  between  Park Drive and Vlc-  t?r������,a P������rJye- Pastor- Rev- A. M. Sanford,  B.A., B.D. Public Worship, Sunday, at  11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School at  9:45 a.m. during summer month-. Midweek rally on Wednesday at 8 p.m.  AWQ*UtO*\M.  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH  Cor.  Broadway  and  Prince  Edward  St  Services���������Morning Prayer at 11 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible class at 2:39  p.m.  Evening Prayer at 7:30 p.m.  .Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m.  and 1st and 3rd Sundays at 1} a.m.  ^   t    Rev. Q. H. Wilson, Rector  Rectory, Cor.   8th  Ave.  and  Prince Edward St. Tele. Fairmont 406-L.  REORGANIZED  CHURCH  OF  CHRIST  _,      , 1370  10th  Ave.  East  f Services���������Every   Sunday   evening  at   I  o'clock.    Sunday School at 8 o'clock.  I. McMullen. Elder.  *mpm\*wntanmmm or opp-  MT. PLEASANT LODGE NO. 19  Meets   every   Tuesday   at   8  p.m.   In  I.O.O.F.   hall.     Westminster     Ave.,   Mt.  Pleasant.    Soournlng   brethren   cordially  invited to attend.  W. R McKen.le  N. a.. 452 10th Ave. E.  J. C. Davles. V.G., 1231 Homer St.  S. Sewell, Rec. Secy., 481 7th Ave. E.  ������VOTAZi OB&VflrV ������OPOS  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. hall.  All visiting brethren cordially welcome.  H. Birmingham, W.M.. 477 7th Ave. K.  C. M. Howes, Sec.. 393 10th Ave,  E.  H"l"M'l"M'l 111 l"l I'l 11III til 11   111 * 11111111 1III ** 1111 * | * *  ::  S  Cash   Grocery  Shipment Fresh from England  Chiver's Jams and Assorted Fruits  aiso PEEK & FREAN'S BISCUITS  Cor. 11th Ave. & St. Catharines St.!  PHONE:   Fairmont 1321  ��������� minimi m ii i i m 111.1 *t ���������! :.u M'M m mum mi hi* THE WESTERN CALL.  '������-  7:  ���������<������*���������  Stop I Look I  Listen I  Would you give the world (if you  had it) in exchange for perfect health?  Many would. But to have perfect  health your nerves must be free from  pressure. Are your nerves free from  pressure? Let me examine your spine  and tell you where .the pressure (if  any) exists. Spinal adjustments will  release the pressure and remove the  cause of your ill-health. Chiropractic  adjustments make the bowels, kidneyb,  heart, lungs, stomach and other organs  work normally, and the result is���������  PERFECT HEALTH.  You. had better Investigate Chiropractic���������It is worth your while. I will  gladly explain tne system to you if you  will call, or will mail you free booklet  on request. No charge for consultation.   Office hours:   1:30 to 6 p.m.  Ernest Shaw, D.C.  (Doctor of Chiropractic.)  250 22nd Ave. East:  fClose to Main St.)   "fake Davie car  AROUND THE LAGOONS AND SEA-COASTS  OF HOKAIDO, A.D. 1888.  Branoh  WOMAN'S BAKERY  AND CONFECTIONERY  Only the Best kept  K. COUSINS        655 Broadway ������  Anatomical Shoe Store  Parke Houston, Prop.  Repairs a Specialty  Harness and Shoemaking  635 2 Traser St, op. 50th Ave.  Piano Tuning  Expert Repair Work.  Factory Experience  Best References  W. J. GOARD.  9991 3nd Avenue, Weat  FIRST-GLASS  SHOEMAKING  AND SHOE REPAIRING  DONE AT  PETERS & CO.  Near Corner Mala Street and Broadway  PRTRriNQRAM  Physician   and   Surgeon  Office and Residence:  SUITE A. WALDEN BUILD'G  25th Ave. and Main St.  <Prof. E. Odium, M.A., B.S.)  Along the North of Hokaido in Japan there  are many lagoons. Sometimes at the mouths of  these salt marshes, durlng a storm, great sand  mounds-are formed. When the storm is raging  and the $de is high, whales occasionally adventure heyoud the place of safety in the ocean deep.  ,'V ������������������-.. When a;whale lands, during a storm, beyond  the" long, newlp formed mourn*, arid finds himself  floundering iii the marshy, brackish water from  which her cannot emerge, then he must die the  ctfeath,.and"become food to all that can reach him  ariddine thereof.  , War of Oaks and Poplars.  . iln iriyrambles I noticed a wondeiful conflict, friendly and otherwise,'between the oaks aud  the*poplar������. The oak is harder than the poplav  in the region and atmosphere of the salt scacoast.  ,\Invariably on the north of Hokaido. the oaks  pressed forward close to the weeds, grasses, wild  flowers and coast seaweeds, all of which would  naturally be found in the north temperate regions.  If "the line of shore be fairly straight, so is  the pHk line. If the coast line be sinuous, so is  the growth-line of the oaks. If tho coast zigzag, the advance scouts of the hardy oaks arrange  themselves in zig-zag fashion. *  If there be a high bluff standing breast up  to the prand waves, then the oaks advance nearer  tp'the filter than'When the coast is %t and low.  ^l)n the average the oak-line would vary le-  tweett 1(K) and 200 yards frpm the salt water.'.  ..,."'.���������''���������'Behind the fringe of oaks is found a fringe,  an inneiri range or grouping of pop^rs.    If-1he  nsiks advance, the poplars follow; where the oaks  .recede, the poplars fall back.  ^V> When the sea coast keeps extending outward,  annually encroaching on Jhe ocean, as often is the  ���������c|p������e^"rMninstead of the oak forest fringe growing,, .correspondingly thicker as the front ranks  follow^'tlie advancing sand coast, the poplars en-  ^Vof(ch-"on the rearguard of the oaks and crowd  /il^m^pwn and out.  I'���������- ;'\/.AsVsurely. as Canadian thistles will crowd out  vthj&*^riin oni neglected farms so surely do the  "**'' 'Vl' I increase in number at the expense of the  C^UIftfte sea-shore advance and win ten acres  a^wwth^'ocean, the line of the oaks will follow.  *Bu;i*tb������: areai'of the oaks Js not increased. All  the ^air- cpnies to the poplars. Thus they rob  their *pro1teetprs of the very ground they have  bravely Won and covered, as they have withstood;  th^jaft" f^yiejj������te.d attacks of the ocean storm.  . v^weye^vif by any means a change comes.  and ^ttij������Co^������an; is the intruder and robs the sea  shore o���������{^ich of its area, then gradually the  frd^t.line of.the oaks recedes. As the ocean eats  away the sand ^and gravel, so it, with its salt  breath; ^dwindles and dwarfs the advance* oaks  150 yards^distant; So in turn, as the oaks recede,  the poplarsfall back, and the oaks on the retreat  take their place, always the oak��������� fringe and always the protected inner* area or belt!  Again, on the inside, by the lagoon, the oaks  form the.nearer line.   As the lagoon is less salty,  the oaks grow nearer to the margin, and so the  , poplars approach correspondingly.  - The inner line of oaks is.narrower than the  oiitcr'U,ne!,:-l)ecause the poplars can approach more  neartv to-.the lagoon lilie than to the sea line.  Thus the contest rages, silently and at times  noisily and always persistently.  THE LAW OF PRATER.  ���������oa'kWf  There is a law of prayer as well as a law of hunger, and as surely as man periodically craves  bread, so surely does he at times crave the held of  God. It is probable that every man prays at  some time;  It is also true that as hunger is the best seasoning for meat, so prayer is the best exercise for  spiritual satisfaction. Even if profitable in no  other way, it does produce the feeling that duty  to God lias thus been discharged.  In the intellectual world there is a law of prayer. The ignorant appeal to the wise for knowledge exactly as men are expected to appeal to God  for wisdom.  The child's appeal to the parent is a form of  prayer. The scientist's appeal to nature for light  upon any subject is in substance a prayer.  The truths elicited by philosophical experiments are answers to prayer.  The fact is that prayer is the rule, and not the  exception, throughout nature's kingdom, and yet  the laws of nature are as stable as the hills, while  answers are given in harmony with the law of  prayer.  The true theory of the highest form of prayer  is not opposed to the idea of stability in nature's  laws. Intelligent men do hot think of praying  for what they know is absolutely fixed and unalterable.  No one prays that the sun may not rise tomorrow, that the moon may not give her light tonight,  that the stars may not shine next year.  No one implores that Niagara may be turned up  stream, that the ocean may be emptied from her  bed, that the grass may not grow under the influence of sun and rain.  No one asks that the dead may be restored to  life, that the living may not breathe, or that  workmen may not get hungry.  These.things are all established in the course  of nature, and we never pray that they may be  otherwise.  In praying for the dying, we always plead for  'siieh intervention as is consistent with the principles of the divine government in the conduct of  human affairs.  No man is authorized to pray otherwise. Our  Lord himself, in all his prayers exhibited this  filial and submissive spirit. See*how he addressed himself to the Father: "I thank thee, O Father,  Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid  these .things from the wise and prudent and hast  revealed them unto babes." "What shall I say:  Father, save me from this hour? Father, glorify  thy name."   .'���������������������������������������������_.''���������'.���������,  In his last prayer for his disciples, mark how  he invoked the Father, by name at each petition:  "Father, the hour is come;" "O Father, glorify  thou me with thine own self;" " O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee."  And then in the extremity of his anguish in  the garden, he cried: "O my Father,, if it bt>  possible, let this cup pass from me; nevertheless,  not my will, but thine, be done."  Men cannot too fully imbibe this submissive  spirit of the Master, nor too thoroughly apply this  rule to all prayer and supplication.  They are to ask for what God can consistently  give, and when he withholds, they arc not to say  lie has not answered, but only that he has overruled to human good. "What I do thou knowest  not now, but thou shalt know hereafter."  G. E. McBridel  & COMPANY  Headquarters for all kinds of Hardware  LARGE ASSORTMENT OF  Heating Stoves |  <���������  >*  20 per cent  ('  fOff Regular Prices!  Cor. Main Str. and 16th Ave.  PHONE: Fairmont 899  Branch Store:  Comer Fraser and Miles Avenues i  Phone: Fairmont 1167L  ************************** **************************  ******************************************************  ******&********************  HOI CAFE  Late (146 Hnstinirs St., East)      Short Orders at all hours    V  WHERE BUSINESS MEN EAT  541 and 543 main St., City  Meals 25c. Tickets $4.50.  I   BOWEL & LARSON,, Prop.      open e mm. t������ a p.m. "HONE Sey. 2285  PROF. COWAN  EXPERT TEACHER erf Violin, Man-  dolin,  Guitar,  Barno,  Authoharp   and   .  Zither.  Twenty Private Lessons   -   $8.00  No Class Lessons  Musicians supplies of every description.  MAN'S UP-TO-DATE MUSIC STORE  , 2348 Westminster Rd. nr. 8th       Phone Fairmont 1567  LONELINESS OF THE EAGLE.  The eagle lives a solitary life. There  is no bird so alone. Other birds go in  flocks; the eagle, never; if two are  seen together they are mates. Its majesty consists partly in its solitariness.  It lives apart because other birds cannot live where and as it lives, or follow  where it leads.  The true child of God must .consent  to a lonely life, apart with God, and  often the condition of holiness is separation. The true children of God,  who live near to Him, are always a little flock, the few, and not the many.  Ever since the beginning the condition  [ot close fellowship with God has been  separation from men. It is necessary  to go outBide the camp, alone, bearing  His reproach. No saint has ever been  reared without solitude���������sometimes,  like Elijah, in dens and caves of the  earth; or, like Moses, in the desert of  Midian;   or,  like   Paul,  in   his   three  ma***mmm**mmm*m*%*mm*m*****m  mam  Phono Fairmont 949      Always in Mt. Pleasant  Jelly's Express  and Baggage Transfer  Stand���������Main and Broadway  Phone - Fairmont 845  ,%,****** >.t..l..I'.I"l-M-M"Hi<"l"I'H"t">i'1l"l'1t'lHl 'H-1-H-H-l'H'l'H'H'H'H  Sterling Cafes  i  Kin. Hasegawa, Prop.  2611 Main Street, near 10th Ave.  Phone: Fairmont 620R  625 Main Street, near Avenue Theatre  Phone: Seymour 7009  If you buy our Meal Ticket for $3.75 you save money, and  you can use the ticket at either Cafe.      20c a Meal.  No. 2  No. 1  man named Peter Murphy. His feet  an������l legs were caught beneath the engine which, had telescoped the car. He  had worked one leg free, and was  about to pull the other loose when the  roof of the car fell on both legs. While  he hung there in agony Battalion Chief  Parrel or the fire department came  along, and Murphy begged him to lift  the timber off his legs. "If I do that,"  said Farrel, "the roof will fall on the  others inside. There are women there.''  "I didn't think of that," said Murphy.  "Let it stay. I'll stand the pain." Heard  you anything more Christlike? So he  waited, a long, terrible half hour, till  his fellow-sufferers were dragged from  under the ruins. Himself he could not  save. No wonder that on the ninth of  March following (this was in January)  two thousand people escorted the crippled hero from Bellevue hospital to his  home in New Rochelle. It was a tribute to something far finer than cour-  THE LARGEST BAKERY  WORLD.  years in Arabia; or, like John the age.-Pilgrim Teacher.  Baptist, in the solitudes of the Jordan;  or, like the Son of God himself, in his  forty days of isolation and temptation  in tbe wilderness. Popularity and  sanctity are incompatible. "Thou shalt  not follow the multitude," even in the  way of good, for truth and righteousness have never been with the majority, bit always with the minority.  As George Muller, in unfolding the  secret of a life of sanctity and service, said, "There came a day when I  died utterly; first, to George Muller,  and second, to my fellow-men;" and,  so saying, he bowed himself down almost to the ground, expressing by attitude what he sought to express by  words. He added: "Not until I became  totally indifferent to what George Muller thought, desired and preferred; to  George Muller's opinions, tastes, purposes, and also to the blame or praise,  the censure or applause, of my fellow-  men, and determined that henceforth  I would seek no approbation but that  of God, did I ever start on a life of  happiness and holiness; but from that  day until now I have been content to  live alone with God.''���������Dr. A. T. Pier-  son.  \  For good values in  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS  :' 'v-.���������"'-"' :   Call on ,.."."':  TRIMBLE & NORRIS  ;"      Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road  .X~X"X">* *^>K~M~!"H-#^W^~M~>*****-;-'  **  *  Eggs and ;:  ������>  CJiiekens H  Hens  IN   THE  I'LL   STAND   THE   PAIN.  j..j..K-l*'M"M">*-M"fr-K^"t"K"M"M- W-H-frW^HW ** ** ���������'��������� * -l-V* * * * *  Every one remembers the awful  Park Avenue collision in Xew York  City.   One of the sufferers was a young  The largest bakery in the world is  located in eastern Prussia, the home  of the great Krupp gun factory. It is  a vast building, in which seventy workmen, divided into shifts, work night  and day. Everything is done by machinery. A gigantic screw turns unceasingly a kneading trough, into  which are poured some water and ten  sacks of flour of two hundred pounds  each. This machine makes about forty  thousand pounds of bread each day, in  the shape of twenty-five thousand  small loaves and twenty-five thousand  large loaves, produced by two hundred  and fifty Racks of flour of two hundred  pounds each. All the operations of  bread making are performed in this  collossal bakery. The wheat arrives  there, is cleaned, ground and brought  automatically to the kneading trough  by a series of rising and descending  pipes. There are thirty-six double ovens, and the workmen who watch over  the baking of the bread earn from  eight to ten cents an hour, making an  average of ninety cents a day for eleven hours on duty. They have coffee  and bread free, alto tlie use of a bath  room, for i.hey are required to keep  themselves spotlessly clean, and must  wash their hands eight times a d:.y.  That lay Eggs and pro- j  duce Chickens.  Several varieties.  *  J������*  *  %  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  *  %  *  +  ���������  *  ���������>  -J.  +  -5-  X  ������ggs  New arrivals of Fresh ii  . >  Eggs from Egg-Land ii  daily.  For Prices of Fowls and Eggs  Enquire  1710 Grant SI. 1637 Victoria Dr.  4mH~:������4^H-H^~H������H-HH-X~K~H-H������ H"������-K h M HI III1"! tun M I * THE WESTERN GALL.  The "B. S. A." and  , "Ruuge-Whitworth"  ���������    Represent the very best value in  v   English made Wheels���������that means  the best in the world.  Strength, Durability and Smart  Appearance  These are characteristic of these  machines.  TISDALLS LIMITED  (Successors to Chas. E. Tisdall)  618-620 HastingsSt. W.  *** 1 I'l I* l*<*II H'H'H'll'H'1-HC4 t'X���������!��������� 1 ���������!"������ 1 .>.|..|.ig.������ili.|..|4***4 *4 ***  i Broken Your Glasses  Bring them straight to  ��������� ��������� our repair shop.    We can  '.! replace a broken lens on 24  ;; hours notice and sometimes  ������������������ in shorter time than that.  '.' Don't forget the pieces; we  ;; need them to make an exact  ���������' duplicate from them.   You  '.! can depend on all repairs be-  ;; ing  done   accurately and  __ promptly.  f Geo. G. Bigger  Jeweller & Optician  I 143 Hastings Street, W. I  ~***4*************-l**4~''*^  llfl-UttC  Broadway  rS������75  Tsckalui  Art  Near  Main St.  This Theatre is one of the most up-to-date places of amusement in the city.   The Lantern and Electrical Apparatus  is of the latest approved type, ensuring a clear  and steady picture. ,  A Complete Change of Programme Every  Monday, Wednesday and Friday  Svery film is inspected by the management before  >ing shown to the public and only those which  would pass the strictest censor are selected.  Prices of Admission:   Adults 10c  Children 5c  BRQAPWAY, WAR MAIN STREET  Otherwise  F. J. Crocker has ben wearing- a  broad smile this last few days and  being asked the reason he gave (he  news that on February 11, at the Vancouver General Hospital, a blue-eyed  baby girl was born. He was glad to  say that his wife and daughter are  doing well and will soon be home.  Next Sunday at the Cedar Cottage  Piesbyterian Church, the Rev. J. L.  Madill, pastor, will preach at 11 a. in.  on "The Christian Vision Translated  Into Life;" at 7:30 p. m., "Judge Not,"  the fifth step in "The Ladder of Life"  series. At 2:30 p. m. Bible class and  Sunday school.  Second Hand Store  Cabinet Unking and Furniture  Repairing a Specialty  Store and Office Fixtures  Polishing and  Upholstering  Ptlone:  Seymour 3*771-  i928 Commercial Pr.      Vancouver  Our Opinion on the  Ranffe Question  We know we have your confidence and we have    \  made ourselves worthy of it by handling the very  best merchandise in our line. 4  We are familiar with the good qualities of every  stove and range on the market   In our opinion .  Tne^iRanae i  is the best of them all and the  range in service will back us up  in every good thing we can  say of it  If there was a better range made, we would  advise you to buy it   Will  you not come and see it?. 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 J  ��������� **********************^*********^^  Mr. O. A. Cruickshank, 306 Thirteenth Avenue East, has been laid  up with la grippe this week.  Born, on February 19, to Mr. and  Mrs. Alex Wallfngtpn, Fourteenth Avenue East, a daughter..  The two well-established boot-making and repairing businesses situated  at 3330 Main street and at the corner  of Eighteenth and Main street, have  been taken over by Messrs. William  MacLachlan and John I* Morgan. The  purchasers are both well qualified to  cope with tbe business and to give  the same satisfaction as their predecessors. A full line' of ladies' and  children's boots and shoes will be nan:  died at the Eighteenth Avenue branch,  and additional repairing equipment  will be laid in at the Main street  branch. Messrs. MacLachlan & Morgan's reputation should ensure them  success in their new venture.  til the courts declare him unqualified,  and that any act done before the declaration of the court was just as valid  and would bind the council just as  much as if Mr. Kerr was qualified.  "After   considering   both   questions  very  carefully  the  men  decided  not  to press the action and to let the matter drop."  GRANDVIEW RATEPAYERS'  ASSOCIATION.  The Grandview Ratepayers' Association have decided to take the lead in  urging the provision of a by-law bo  that the construction of rows of cabins and other objectionable buildings  may be prevented. All the members  are decidedly of the opinion that such  buildings are detrimental to the district, and it has been resolved* that  the city council be approached upon  the question, through the Central Executive of the Ratepayers' Association.  BURIED IN UUEBEC.  SOUTH VANCOUVER WATER  8UPPLY.  The Muncipal Council of South Vancouver recently had a conference with  the Vancouver Water Committee, u'p-  on the question of the South Vancou  ver water supply. Councillor Camp-,  bell says that the water question is a  very serious one and that the city  could do nothing to help them.       '  It bad been expected that in two or  three months the Muncipality would  have an increased supply, but that is  not to be, as the city will be unable to  meet the demand until a larger main  has been installed, which will not be  for t\ year.  SOUTH VANCOUVER MONEY  BY-UAW8.  The by-laws to be submitted to 'the  people for the raising of the necessary  money for municipal works total $1,-  450,000. and In made up as follows:  Street improvements, $750,000; waterworks, $300,000; school appropriations,  $325,006; new sidewalks, $75,000. Following tbe usual custom, tbe amounts  voted for street improvements and for  sidewalks will be equally divided  among tbe wards.  IMPROVED CAR SERVICE.  A much appreciated Improvement  has been effected in tbe Broadway east  ear service. Instead of tbe triple  change and long waits In connecting  between Main Street and Commercial  Drive, tbe Robson Street cars now  run out to Commercial Drive and return by way of Tenth avenue.  SOUTH VANCOUVER SCHOOL.  . INSURANCE.  The South Vancouver School Trustees have decided to place an insurance  of $105,000 on four schools, viz., Van  Home, Carlton. McBride and Mober-  ly schools, $1.10 and $1.15 per $100 insurance, were the quotations received  from insurance companies and it was  decided to place tbe Insurance wltb  tbe company giving the lowest rate.  Mayor Lee says there is no foundation for the rumor that New Westminster is endeavoring to annex part of  the Municipality of Burnaby. What  probably gave rise to the rumor is the  fact that there is a petition in circulation that D. L. 172 may be incorporated with the city. This district lot is  at present an unorganized district, and  no part of Burnaby Municipality. Tbe  petition is being submitted by the residents themselves.  CASE   TO   UNSEAT   REEVE   KERR  DROPPED.  In speaking of the recent agitation  as to the qualification of Reeve Kerr  to hold office, Mr. C. Woodward, council for the voters said:  "My clients are the voters of South  Vancouver. They questioned one or  two points, namely; Was Reeve Kerr  qualified and could he be unseated? I  answered that he was unqualified and  could be unseated. Would the lack of  qualification in any way render invalid  the acts of the South Vancouver Council so as to produce possible litigation  as in the Anderson case? I replied that  Reeve Kerr was the de facto reeve un-  SOUTH   VANCOUVER  TELEPHONE  8Y8TEM.  In connection with' the toll charge  of 5 cents per call levied by the B. C.  Telephone Company on calls between  the city points south of Bodwell Road,  and petition has been placed in nearly  every place of business in the Municipality. The following is a copy of the  petition of protest addressed to the  Company.  "We, the merchants, subscribers and  bould-be subscribers, respectfully request you to reconsider the present  rates here and to remove the city tollB,  as we consider it an imposition on this  section of South Vancouver, and unless changed we- will have to ask you  to take out our telephones."  It is understood that all those affected have signed the petition excepting  two: .   *  BUILDING PERMITS.  For the first time in its history,  South Vancouver last month exceeded  Vancouver in the number of building  permits issued, the total number being 187, as against 177 by the city.'  If the work in the building department  continues to grow at its present rate  the inspector will soon require additional help.  According to the report of Water  Superintendent Mullet, 100 services  and 22 hydrants have been installed in  South Vancouver during tbe first' 15  days of February, and $6762.15 have  been expended on construction work,  and $189.72 on repair work.  Sir   Walter  Scott's   Brother   Lies   In  Little Graveyard.  Every spot in Old Quebec is historical, and if there is not a sermon  in every stone there are at ^east stories associated with most of them���������  stories that recall men and events connected with the making of Canada and  the Empire. ���������*-.'.       ,     ,  At- every turn one comes upon remembrances of the nast" 'that made  the present. '    \      ���������"���������'"���������'���������'������"  Some of these remembrances dominate the place ��������� ^battlefields where  deeds* of Valor were done and the current of the history of this continent  turned into new channels; forts and  battlements .that have withstood  sieges; buildings associated with deliberations and 'enactments (hat ��������� are  the landmarks of our constitutional  history. Besides these landmarks  there are less conspicuous remembrances of the past to be met with at  almost every turn, and which, supply  the more subdued tints of the great  historical picture in which the fort-  crowned heights of Cape Diamond, are  the central .object.  Here is a' little churchyard in the  very heart of the city which, illustrates the truth of this.statement.  Perhaps ten minutes' walk from the  Terrace, up St. John street, which is  carried through the outer wall of the  ancient fortifications, stands a stone  church in Gothic style so' generally  adopted' by the Church ' of England.  One wail of tire building stands close  to the street, and the notice board at  the main entrance annoujioes that it  is St. Matthew's Church^; V-.   "  Close to the gateway a lid Ant more  than a couplp of feet from.t$e wall  separating the  churchyardvf^iim  the  street,   is  a   weather-stalfie'd' slab   of  | grey   limestone   somewhat   lesii   than  j four  feet  in   height,  and shaped   at  % the top into a Gothic arch. The stone  j stands firm and erect, and although its  inscription is well-worn, .������$������������������ can" still  with a little care be wholly.Vrtad.   It  is 'in'^hes^-'words:'.^;''':';;'^/'-:;;;,...  "Sacred to the memory '&f Th'imaa  Scott, Esquire, late P^ynja^fer^oT^ihe  70th  Regiment,  who departed, this  life Feb. 4, 1825.  .'���������.'..., ���������'[;���������?$ -^ . f  "And  to   his   daughter, '.Barbara  Scottv who died on then6*tl������;of"0]ct.,  1821, in the 8th 'yiar of (Her^ej'V  In the graves thus. simp|gr rnaiifked  .repose the remains of th* Jtjiro^i^atid  the niece of Sir WalteWSiBit,"������������������'.Hhe  Wizard of the North/' slid^m������'<Athe.  great literary geniuses - of tl^ ^eighteenth century.- .. ;' r.^-vO^-������';'- j/\/���������  In  1808 Sir ..Walter; Sj&t"k wrote a  brief memoir of his ear^ life, bringing it down to the year 1702,' when  he ami  his   friend,  Wiliiafa' Clark,  were admitted to the, praetlc^'of law  in their native Scatlanoi^itHhat brief  and partial autob^repfcy/^r- Walter  tells of his family.??���������$? lather >. and  mother," says he', ''Md.ra\vejy; numerous family, no fqyre'rVn'bglieye'than  twelve children, th^ghronTynve survived very early! youth.   My ejdest  brother Robert was bred in the King's  service and was in the inost of Rodney's battles."   Later he.entered the  service of the East India Company,  made two voyages to the' east, and  died a* victim of the climate.  Hon. Martin Burrill states that the  final census returns gives tbe Dominion a population of 7,203,837.  According to statistics gathered by  the New York Journal of Commerce,  the losses by fire in tbe United States  during 1911 amounted to $234,000,000;  Canada's losses by fire amounted to  $21,000,000.  .   A Comforting Suggeitien.  "T-C- is a most wonderful nsg������t,"  said Dr. Chnrl������������9 Sheafd, in address  ing a gathering of youn^ women recently at the Toronto Technical  School. "It is .especially, valuable ������<���������  nurses, and their greatest vulu������ t<������  th * physician arises from the fact  that they place the mind of the pa  tient so entirely at rest. It is a quality that should be cultivated, although there are persons to whom it  is an unknown thin j. I had ������ patient  in one of the hospitals who was ac.  customed to suffer spasms of thi*  most severe pain, especially in the  >iir!y morniny hour*. 1 hud instruct  ed the nifht nurse to keep an especiiil  eye on him about this time, and sht-  no doubt soothed his pain to the best  of her ability. He:* ministrations  were not very successful, however,  and at length the patient was led to  remark: "I don't think you have any  idea of how 1 suffer." "Ob. yes I  have," was the comforting reply, "my  father used to suffer exactly the same  way just before he died.' "  Convention In Fredericton.  Fredericton is preparing for a great  convention this year���������the Federation  of Canadian Clubs. Last yeur, the  Federation convened in Winnipeg. On  that occasion, a Frederictori man, Dr  W. S. Carter, was elected president  and Fredericton chosen as the meeting  place for this year.  Dr. Carter is getting tilings in or  der for Fredericton'* reception to the  delegates, who wiil probably* be invited to the city in September. One  hundred representatives of the different Canadian Clubs throughout the  Dominion are  expected.  The Canadian Tree.  Forest protection will be a live topic  under discussion when the Canadian  Forestry convention holds its annual  convention at Ottawa. Conservation  experts from all over this continent  will be on hand to discuss the Canadian tree. H.R.H. the Duke of Con-  aaught will preside aver the gathering. By giving his patronage to the  forestry convention the Duke of Con-  naught follows in the footsteps of  Earl Grey in evincing active interest  in the problem of our natural resources.  Regina to Make Gas.  Regioa wants gas. For some tinie,  the Saskatchewan city has been considering the ac visability of erecting a  municipal g������3 plant. Not long age  the council rrade recommendations  for public works to be undertaken in  1912. Among tbs proposals was a gas  plant to be rea-ly by Auaust 15, aud  tf cost  $200,00fe.  Conserving tho Foreits.  The progress of the conservation  policy of Canada, a������ applied to forest  resources,' depends more. - .Upon - the  Forestry Branch of the Pepartment of  the Interior than up8n";,any- othdr  organisation. Upon "the1 technical  knowledge and executive /ability of  the officers ������f the .Forestry Branch  depends the future of'the .forest on  16,000,000, acres of Dominion* forest  reserves, 'as well as .upon the. large  area of non-agricultural forest land  in Western Canada, which* for the  good of the country may yet be set  aside as permanent foreet reserves.  In addition to looking after Dominion lands the Forestry Branch is  now being asked by Eastern land  owne-g to furnish advice as to the  best means of securing' at the;earliest  date a profitable crop of. timber on  waste land or wood lots. In order  that the new Rocky Mountain forest  reserve* may be administered according to the latest scientific knowledge:  and the best experience, the Forestry  Branch is now making detailed studies of the habits of the merchantable  species of trees on the eastern slope  of the Rockies in Alberta and has  sent one of the men in charge of the  work to study the systems of forest  management   practiced , during    the  {last few years by the Forest'Service  n the national forests of Montana.  New Idea In Almanacs.  Some person in Collingwood has  created a brand new idea in almanacs. It is entitled the "Collingwood  Almanac and Encyclopedia," and  contains the brief story of one thousand events in the history of the town.  These are. of course, arranged in  months, with one or more- events recalled by each day. "The historical  data was compiled oy Mr. David Williams, a past president of the Cans  dian Press Association and a persistent student of local history,  The .dei in this almanac is .one  which might be taken up in other  cities with a view to making citizens  more familiar with the' local history  of the city and district. Local patriotism is as -valuable as national.���������  Courier.  Influx For III I.  Bruce Walker, commissioner of  immigration, has handed out official  figures of immigration for the calendar year 1911. These show a total  immigration of 351,000 as against 311,-  084 in 1910. One hundred and thirty  thousand persons crossed the border  from the United States last year as  compared with 121,451 in 1910.  Immigration from Great Britain  totaled 175,000, which represents an  increase of 30 per cent, from Scotland and 20 per cent, from England  over 1910. There was a relative' increase from Europe and other foreign  countries.  Peach Replaces Pear-  Canadian fruit men in Ontario are  going out of pear growing and, especially in the Niagara region, are substituting a peach tree wherever a pear  tree fail's.  Be  Your Own  WE HAVE 6 HOUSES  LISTED BE-  low .that we can deliver subject toi  the first deposit.   Look them overjj  then see us.  No. 1  HOUSE    NO.    315.-17TH    AVENUI  West, 6 rooms, furnace,  fireplace,  panelled hall and dining room, bath  and toilet separate, open balcony at  back on second floor, full lot, 33x137  to lane.   Our price to sell quick is.I  only $5250 and terms of $600 cash I  and the balance $100 every 3 mos.j  and interest at 7%.  \  No. 2  HOU8E NO. 279.���������18TH AVE. WEST,  33x137 ft. lot, I rooms and all modern  conveniences; furnace.   We can de> J  liver this home for $5500, only $601 j  cash and the balance at $60 per  month including interest.   See this"  home without delay.  No. 3  120 22ND AVEv W., NEAR QUEBEC  St., 5 rooms, bungalow style, furnace,  laundry tubs, bath and toilet sen.,  bevelled plate and colored glass  doors, electric fixtures, all complete,  our price only $4200, only $609 cash  and the balance $36.00 per mo. and  Interest.  No. 4  HOUSE   ON   CORNER   1������TH   AND  John 8t, 6 roomi, furnace, fireplace,  panelled hall and dining room, electric light fixture!, good high let and  corner; sold for $$800; you can b������ve  it now for $4600, $500 cash and tbe  balance $45 per mo., Including Interest.  No. 5  HOUSE NEXT TO THE ABOVE SIM-  liar to above in every way. Price  only $4200, $400 cub, balance $40 per  month, Including interest.  No. 6  HOU8E ON SO FT. LOT ON 17TH  Ave. near Martha St, 6 rooms, modern, only 1 block to cars, and' a good  buy at $4500, easy terms.  x\  & CO.  2343 Main Street  Phone:   Fairmont    497


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