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The Western Call 1914-03-06

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 '.ii..  ' ���������'���������   .'.V,. .'-'.:���������'.'������������������.''..'    '. ;��������� .'���������;/���������    -\  "^^'^.������������������fj  IpiiSpiiiiii^  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  VOLUMES.  VANCOUVER, BwriSB '$$j$^  5 Gents Per Copy  H. H.  ation  Strong Vacant Property Combine in South Vancouver Holding Up Public Works to Avoid Assessment  />-    ' -&  Local Industries  (See Page Four)  /  SOUTH VANCOUVER TURMOIL  A Challenge to Gold  ���������  The Western Call has read the allegelft "confession" of John Third word for ward, and can  solemnly aver that a flimsier basis on which to  ground the allegations and innuendoes of graft  and fraud upon! could not possibly be found.  Little wonder that ttife council refused to receive  the 11 plages of type written rot. For like reason the Western Ca^l refuses to print it, and  challenges Mr. Gold'to print the~ so-called confession in full as we have challenged him to make  good his constant charges of graft by bringing  legal action. v  If there is any one guilty of dishonest handling of funds or disreputable receipt of commissions let charges be brought by civil action. We  would point out once again that no such action  has been taken, and we are constrained to believe  that the only reason is that the charges are not  true. Certainly, feeling has run high enough to  ensure such action had there been any sufficient  ground for it.  On the other hand the motive for Mr. Gold's  campaign of graft allegations and innuendoes  is very apparent..; Mr. vQo.ld is an interested  party. The Gold estate, wip its double frontage  on Main street, produces nbr^yenue, and will be  heavily assessed for paving, o^^-^i^re, all  work has got to atop in South Vak<?6uyer even if  every one must be dubbed a thief and scores of  innocent men and women thrown out of employment to accomplish it.  Then the obtaining of the so-called confession.  Surely there ������ onlyl*^ jMMwllal in history���������  Judas. The story reminds one of the old days  when they used to "roll" the loggers. First, the  "Peadshot," and then the "roll."  That which makes the whole story most interesting to South Vancouver voters is the fact  that the man who obtained the alleged "eonfes  sion" is an employee of the Granitoid Paving  Company���������-a competitor of the contract holders,  and that the extractor of the "confession" got  his job through the influence of his life long  friend the "confessor." Never before have we  been cognizant of such a dastardly attempt to  injure a competitor in trade, and the man who  ������an make use of such a document we regard as  & dangerous man. We repeat it is abundantly  evident now why the council refused to receive  the type written "confession'' so-called.  South Vancouver is not    interested    in the  struggle between paving companies���������other than  this. We believe that home industries should have  .4he^preferencer^and J;his is^^  all though not always lived up to.  But South Vancouver is interested in her own  progress, tike all other municipalities throughout Canada, South Vancouver was held up dur-  ���������: ing 1913. All work practically at a standstill,  *n^many honest workers at their wits' end to  feed and clothe their wives and little ones. It  behoved those in power to make the earliest pos-  -_��������� isible provision for the starting up of work in  1914. This was done, wisely or unwisely, and  evoked the Gold campaign and complete stoppage of work that would have brought relief.  Belief to workers on the road���������relief to storekeepers on that quagmire called Main street.  The Western Call has carefully investigated  the figures on paving Main street, and finds,  when all points are considered, that the contract  was a fair one. We think yet, and have always  thought, that a mistake was made in not calling  for tenders and have not hesitated to say so; but  we also believe that South Vancouver has lost  infinitely more in self-respect and credit by the  Gold campaign than it can ever hope to regain  should it break the contract by law and make a  new contract.  The voters have got to face the fact that even  should Mr. Gold be re-elected on the 9th March-  being undoubtedly disqualified by virtue of the  writ served���������there must be still another election  after that. The municipality will have to face one  constant scene of turmoil���������for Mr. Gold is a self-  confessed lone-hand man, and intends to "drive  the coaeh himself."  Mr. Gold has brought this fight upon himself.  He has for many months past falsely maligned  a man that has done his honest best, at great cost  to his own affairs. Vested with power he has  ^ruthlessly hurled from employment. those who  have faithfully served the municipality for years  until those elected with him ealled a halt-^top  late alas, for one against whom no breath of  taint has ever been uttered. For these reasons  the Western Call has taken the field against Mr.  Gold. We warn the voters���������above all those who  are dependant upon municipal work for their  living���������that Mr. Gold's election can only retard  developments and unsettle trade. More than this,  Mr. Gold's overbearing manner with those from  whom our municipality must borrow, may at  any moment produee a    disaster    from which  PopuLAR SoNQO,   tl/usffwM  YOU MADC^E WHAT I/AM  TODAyr  Sfa/amm  South \6ncQuyer  That the\ South .Vancouver municipality was  deviod of conscience, and that its defense to the  action brought against it by tbe Dominion Creo-  8oting Company, was without merit, waa the declaration of Mr. Justice Gregory yesterday.  Claim was entered by the company totr $7,500,  payment for work on the paving of Main and  Fraser streets, the defense being that no authority had been given for the work, the contractor not having waited for written orders, the  contract stating that work was to be delayed until the engineer gave instructions.  The evidence showed the engineer of the municipality, knowing that the old council had pawed  the resolution awarding the contract, stood by  the contractors, which elicited tbe remark from  his lordship tbat said engmeer fcad some hack-  bone. ��������� ���������;��������� ���������-;���������> :. ,'';:;;..  -v . '"y���������������������������:]���������:^. ���������"������������������'���������'���������  Mr- Craig continued that it waa part of the  agreement not to start work until the council had  made arrangements to borrow the money at 6  per cent..-'..  "You mean you would let the company go on  and do the work and at the end say that you had  been unable to borrow the money at 6 per cent,  and so would be unable to pay the company.  Nice honest kind of a corporation, that is. I  will order merits for the plaintiff," stated the  Judge.  South Vancouver may not easily or quickly recover.      ,.���������'���������'.  We recommend, unhesitatingly, the defeat of  Mr. Gold at the polls on Monday, 9tb March.  The Western Call is not fighting the present  council. We will cordially support every effort  to upbuild an efficient government for South  Vancouver under Reeve Dickie. Nor had we  any fault to find in a sober carrying out of the  policy on which the present council was elected.  But when Mr. Gold seized the reins and introduced methods practiced by the Russians on his  forefathers, we stepped into the fight and are  there to stay. It is no disparagement to* Mr. Gold  that he is a Jew. On the contrary, the best  mayor, perhaps, Vancouver ever had was a Jew,  and we had hopes, at first that history would repeat itself. But when utterly unsupported  charges and grossest insults were heaped upon a  man's head whom we believed to be innocent  and trying to do his best, under the worst possible circumstances, for the people amongst  whom he had oversight���������and when finally, with  ruthless Cossack methods���������without trial or even  examination the employees of the municipality  were discharged, we thought it was time to call  a halt.  w*mm������qm^m^m   *# ww^tt^Tt*^y'W^"7^ v*"^1������������������  We do not know what kind of paving Mr.  Gold intends to substitute for the block paving  on Main street should he by any chance finally  prevail, but if it is the Granitoid, we invite the  voters to hitch up and drive over and inspect the  sample of this pavement which has been laid for  about a year in front of the Call office. The two  pavements are here side by side, and can be readily  compared as to durability and comfort for the  horse's foot., Most of us in South Vancouver  still stick to old DobMn and the Shay���������probably  by force of circumstances. Come over and see  before you vote.  WORKING  MEN 1  Break the Real Estate Combine, Gold-  CIough-Baird, that is holding up  the Public Works in South Vancouver.  VOTE FOR GRELNLAY, WARDS.  The report of the Provincial Labor Commission, which has been making inquiries as to conditions in B. C has been brought down. It contains  many valuable recommendations which we summarize as follows:  Compulsory state insurance against accidents  to workmen, to be administered by a Workmen's  Compensation Board.  Saturday half holiday for all stores.  Fortnightly payday in coal mines and other in-D  dustries.  Restriction of privilege of sub-contracting on  railroad construction.  Time cheques to be negotiable.  Eight-hour day declared to be matter for Dominion legislation. ������  Minimum wage not favored.  Women inspectors for shops and factories.  Licensing of operators of elevators.  Discrimination by employers against members  of labor unions should be forbidden by law.  Municipal employment bureaus obligatory on  cities.  Scaffolding inspectors obligatory in cities.  Miners entitled to supplies at cost.  Mine operators compelled to establish wash  houses fOr their employees.  Collective bargaining favored as means of  fixing wages for miners.  No change in method of appointing gas committees. '������������������.  Asiatic exclusion favored.  Assisted immigration to be confined to farm  laborers and domestic help.  Extension of provisions of Factories Act.  White women not to be employed by Asiatics.  Small holdings for workmen's dwellings.  All text books in public schools free.  None but" British subjects to be employed on  government or municipal work.  Provincial regulations governing electrical  construction and appointment of assistant inspector recommended.  DEBATE ON HINDOO QUESTION  H. H. Stevens at Ottawa  Ottawa, March.���������The Asiatic problem as it affects Canada, and more particularly British Columbia, was the subject of an extended debate in  the Commons the other day. Hon. Frank Oliver  started the ball rolling by moving for all particulars relating to the order-in-council passed on December 8, last, prohibiting the entry into British  Columbia between that date and March 31 next  of laborers and artisans. He criticised the government for the exception from this order of  Chinese and for a portion of the time the Japanese.  Hon. Mr. Lemieux spoke in praise of the Japanese as a nation. He said that they could not  be kept out of the country, but the arrangement is  a good one and should be continued. As to the  Hindus it was to be remembered in considering  their case, that they are British subjects.  Mr. Stevens of Vancouver said it was a matter  of some gratification to those from British Columbia to note the concern of Messrs. Oliver and  Lemieux in regard to that province, especially in  regard to this perplexing problem. The people of  British Columbia, he said, hold that this is a  problem wheih affects all of Canada. It is the  duty of th|s and all governments to earefullly  , scratmirejmjnigration, no matter from what  country* it may come. The difficulties which  now confront the government, he said, were due  largely to tbe failure of the Laurier administration to deal property with this question. Mr.  Lemieux wa* thtf jnfyister who devised the, defective arraugeuients and who has ba������4������4<fewn a,  serious problem affttrttng Cauadaand %e -whole  Empire.  Mr. Stevens next dealt with Chief Justice  Hunter's recent decision. Judge Hunter, he said,  had drawn a fine distinction when he said the  words "Asiatic origin" might refer to children  of British parentage born in India. The argument was very thin and frail. He was afraid the  chief justice was a little in sympathy with the  Asiatic side of the question. It was rather strange  that this order-in-council had been in existence  since 1910 and not called in question till a few  weeks ago.  (Continued on Page 2)  of mmi m\  GOiuiumi  Prof. E. Odium, M.A., B.Sc.  Let any two persons become attached to the  study of the big world in all its phases and tempers, and they are congenial in spirit in some  way or another.  "Great Souls by instinct to each other turn,  Demand alliance, and in friendship burn."  These words are true when applied to those  who have imbibed freely from the living springs  of this great world's gushing waters of onflowing  phenonems, the daily product of the ever-acting  Creator. '  "Nature loves nothing solitary, and reaches  out to something as a support, which always in  the sweetest friend is most delightful."  How natural it is, on seeing a beautiful rainbow, for one to call on any within reach to come  and behold the wonderful painting projected  athwart the rain cloud heavens. And so it is in  every avenue of nature study. As soon as a lover  of God's flowers, birds, and other things scattered over the face of the earth, beholds something of deep interest, he at once looks about for  a like-minded friend or student to enjoy the sight  together.  Even if it be in the field of lithology or mineralogy or chemistry, the devotee of the particular  field of study earnestly desires to impart the information he has, at hand just hot from the workshop of nature.  There are so many ways by which men, and  women are drawn towards a common topic or  realm of study that one of the many results is  the organization of a vast multitude of associations and societies. In fact here is the real cause,  the foundation of all socities, associations, and  corporations, in the last analysis. The whole of  humanity is cut up into countless groupings as  the result of certain congenialities of interest and  taste. Even the home is the outcome of the small  grouping of a single pair being mutually attracted  by common and congenial interests.  "Some friendships are made by nature, some  by contract, some by interest, and some by souls."  These be true words.    If two souls meet on a  ground of common and intense interest they are  (Continued ������age 4)  "'. -M ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^B^^^^R^HH^B^^B^^K  -KS?B������?  &mi  lgl������g^^  [���������mm  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday March 6,1914  Why you should have  your Prescriptions  ��������� dispensed by  1st.   A graduate druggist  always in charge. (Only one  other store this side of  the bridge doing the same  thing.  2nd. The most complete  equipment for dispensing.  3rd. The largest stock of  drugs and pharmaceuticals of the best quality,  viz*, Park Davis & Co. *s  and Mallinckrodt's.  4th. A quick delivery to all  parts of the city.  5th. Because your doctor  has confidence in us,  knowing that his prescriptions will be dispensed exactly as* written.  Let us fill your next  Prescription.  Us Building,       Broadway and Main  Phone Fairmont 790  PHONE FAIRMONT' 1852  (At it here shice 1900)  H. H. STEVENS, M. P.  DEBATE ON HINDOO QUESTION  (A Trust Company)  "IBM  in die Howe  Means more for the future of the  children of a family almost, than  all the advice in the world ��������� IT  GIVES THEM THE RIGHT START."  $1.00 starts an Account here.  RWrfK IV1 MANAGED-  AGRKMENTS *���������^  BOUGHT ^  couecrm  Short  M*d  .*������������������  Specially insured against burglary  and hold-ups.  NOTARY PUBLIC  Bow, Fraser & Co.  LIMITED  317-321 Cambie Street  2313 Main Street  Between 7th and 8th Aves.  McKay Station, Burnaby  Referring to the claim that the  Chinese make good domestic servants, Mr. Stevens declared they were  undesirable for domestics for reasons  he could not very well enter into in  the; House of Commons. They did  not want men who made merely good  menials, but, men that made good  citizens. The Chinese who came to  British Columbia were brought there  practically as slaves.  They were slaves to the syndicates  who had paid their passage. If they  went into agriculture, it was generally on tracts owned by the syndicates, who kept them in a condition  of semi-slavery.  There were two elements in favor  of Oriental immigration. One was  the transportation interests and the  other a few individuals who wanted  to get cheap labor. Mr. Stevens  pointed out that not so many years  ago the saw mills and fishing industry were in the hands of the white  men, but the Oriental immigration  had driven the white men out.  ������������������"Mr.. Stevens said he drew a distinction betweft the Hindu as a British subject and as a British citizen.  They were British subjects and entitled to British protection, but in  India they did not have the rights of  citizenship, and why should they  claim that right in Canada.  ��������� Henextftook2 up-tliecaseof Bhag-  wan Singh. He claimed that he was  deported quite properly. The immigration agent, to his mind, had only  done his duty in deporting him. He  came'to this country on misrepresentation that he was a returned laborer.  It was proven that he was never in  Canada before. He was a political  and social agitator of the worst class.  No Question of Validity  .  Mr.  Stevens  said  that it was  the  duty of the government to place the  imigration   laws  in   such  a  position  (Continued from Page 1)  that there could be no question as to  their validity or as to their intent  He recognized fullly that the whole  problem of Oriental immigration  with its international and Imperial  aspects was an exceedingly difficult  and vexatious question. The member  for Vancouver held that every country had the privilege to say who could  enter its shores and also every country had the right "to define the terms  under which any immigrant could enter. He next took up the question of  Japanese, Chinese and Hindu M$nu-  gration.  Dealing first iwith .the Japanese  question, he said that Canada had had  an amicable and sensible arrangement with Japan, which was working  very satisfactorily. He called attention to the fact that this year there  had been a slight increase over the  number limited by the treaty, He had  no doubt that if the government drew  the attention of the Japanese authorities to this fact they would rectify it.  Mr. Stevens suggested that the government enter into a similar arrangement with China. British Columbia  would be willing to forego the head  tax for the sake of limiting Chinese  immigration. He believed it would be  possible to make a 'similar treaty or  arrangement with the Chinese government as they now had with Japan.  Canada was anxious to biuld up Oriental trade. This could be done, and  at the same time the Dominion could  come to an understanding with China  which wiuld encourage its trade and  rights as a nation.  Are Anarchists  Mr. Stevens declared the majority  of the Hindus do not desire to have  the bars thrown down. This is desired only by a small number who  know the English language and who  want to come to Canada, to exploit  their   fellow   countrymen.     He   said  that the influence of Hindu agitators  was felt along the Pacific coast from  California to British Columbia. At  Berkeley College, California, there  are thirty Hindu students, all of  whom are anarchists. The fact that  Hindus in Canada had not been dealt  firmly with, he said, was doing more  to stir up mutiny in India than anything else. He quoted from a newspaper published in San Francisco in  the Sanscrit language to prove his  contentions.  The name of this paper in English is "The Mutiny." In its columns  a second mutiny in India is openly advocated.  At this point Mr. Stevens denied  that Mr. Rogers, while Minister of  the Interior, had told the 'Hindus  that they would be allowed to bring  their wives into Canada. He was  present at the interview, and the minister had done nothing more than to  promise consideration. If the wives  were to be admitted, the authorities  would have to decide which one would  be allowed to come in, because in  some cases Hindus have as many as  five wives. If the government admits  the wives of the Hindus, Mr. Stevens said, it would admit an institution which could not be tolerated in  Canada. It would also admit the system of girl wives. In tKis_^w  he said that in Inda there are nine  mijlion girl wives married to men  from 40 to 80 years old. ���������  Degrade Civilization  The member for Vancouver declared that the people of British Columbia would never consent to giving the  franchise to the Asiatics, because if  they had it they would at once proceed to degrade our civilization.  What would be the situation if we  gave unreservedly full rights of citizenship to 360 million people?  JOTTINGS FROM OTTAWA  The Committee to Complete Redistribution.  Hon. H. S. Beland, Liberal, Beauce,  Que.  R. B. Bennett, Conservative, Calgary, Alta.;  E. M. MacDonald, Liberal, Pic-  tou, N. S.  W. A. Buchanan, Liberal, Medicine Hat, Alta.  F. F. Pardee, chief Liberal whip,  West Lambton, Ont.  Hon. L. P. Pelletier, postmaster-  general, Quebec County.  Hon. J. D. Reid, minister of customs, Grenville, Orit.  E. N. Rhodes, Conservative, Cumberland, N. S.  Hon. Robert Rogers, minister of  public works, Winnipeg.  Hon. Robert Rogers will be the  chairman.  FROM  OUR  CORRESPONDENT  Katalla, Alaska, Feb. IS.  Prospects here look very promising for this summer as some good  halibut banks have been discovered  a few miles off, and it is reported  that quite a fleet of fishing craft,  practically all burning gasoline or distillate, are, on the way up. Most, if  not all of this trade will come to Katalla refineries, as the gasoline produced by the Alaska Oils and Refinery  Company here is of a very superior  quality.  We now have a mail steamer every  ten days each way into Katalla, giving us the best connection with the  South this place has yet enjoyed.  Ottawa, March 3.���������The Hon. F.  D. Monk has tendered his resignation to the speaker of the House of  Cartier.  Ill health and consequent inability  to atend the parliamentary sessions  are the reasons asigned for his retirement.  ORE FROM COPPER RIVER.  SEATTLE, Wash, -The  steamship Northwestern arrived today from Cordova, having in her  cargo the first shipment, 250 tons of  copper ore from an independent mine  in the-Copper river country. The  ore, which is valued at $50,000, is 65'  per cent, native copper and contains 18 ounces of silver to the ton.  The shipment will be delivered to  the Tacoma smelter  LILLOET WEATHER  Springtime has arived. Yesterday  the thermometer indicated 60 in the  shade, ranchers were ploughing, robins making their initial bow, and the  wealthy residents of Lilloet out fishing.  HEAVY SNOWFAL IN  LILLOET DISTRICT  The Dog Creek stage route has  been having its troubles of late, owing to the unusually heavy snowfall.  For two weeks the stage was unable  to make Canoe Creek and Alkali  Lake points. The mails were caried  from Dog Creek to Alkali Lake one  week by Mr. James Stewart with a  pack horse. Doubtless these little  inconveniences will be overlooked by  the ranchers when they consider what  benefits will result next summer from  this obstructing snowfall.  INDEMNITY BILL.  CAPE TOWN, South Africa,  March 2.���������The House of Assembly  today, by a vote of 72 to 15, adopted  the clause in the indemnity bill confirming the deportation recently of  nine labor leaders because of their  connection with the general strike.  Termini City Press, Ltd.  203=207 Kingsway  Your Printing Orders will  receive prompt and careful attention.  PHONE Fairmont u4o  and ask for our prices.  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Municipal Hall, South Vancouver.
Many of the employees bade their
last farewells to the Municipal Hall
on Saturday. When it came to quitting it was found that orders had
been given to withhold a large number of checks. No information could
be obtained as to who had issued
this order. Unquestionably many of
the late employees were inconvenienced through this ill-advised order,
responsibility for which should be
laid at the right man's door.
On Monday morning there was
quite a scene of animation in the
hall as the employees passed through
from department to department, bidding good-bye to friends and others.
The scene that occurred between
Councillor Winram and Storekeeper
Mowat on Saturday morning emphasizes the fact that it is only men
who can govern, not only other people, but also govern their own
tempers that should be in the council.
There has been enough of dirt
spattered over the fair name of our
municipality, and it is now up to
every ratepayer to see that-no more
is thrown at the council till they have
had a fair opportunity of showing
what their upbuilding programme
will be. The work of destruction is
now complete���the building has been
razed to the ground, and the work
of construction commenced. Reeve
Dickie, now that the "gold regime"
has been broken, will have a free
hand, and all fair-minded people will
support the reeve and council in their
efforts to promote the welfare of
South Vancouver.
Ottawa, , March 3-���Canada will
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for the Olympic games.
A new edition of a map of the Dominion railway belt in British Columbia has recently been issued from the
Railway Lands Branch of the Department of the Interior at Ottawa.
This publication, consisting of two
sheets, shows topographical and special detailed information with respect
to the land situation throughout the
belt, and the standing of each quarter section according to the records
of the department.
On Large Scale
The sheets have been issued on a
large scale, namely, 7.89 miles to the
inch, which combined with the comparatively simple system of coloring
that has been adhered to in the preparation of the map, enables a person
to procure at a glance the information
Shows Boundaries of Timber Berths,
In addition to the detailed information with respect to the disposition
of lands, etc. throughout the belt,
the location and boundaries of Dominion Timber Berths, Forest Reserves, Indian Reserves, Grazing
Leases, etc., are clearly^ shown; also
postoffices, and general railway information.
Free  Distribution
Copies of the map may be obtained
upon application to F. C. C. Lynch,
superintendent of the Railway Lands
Branch, Department of the Interior,
"If you do not get what you want,
try liking what you get."
"Real gold in metal or in character,
can stand all testings."
Sir R. McBride Going to Ottawa.
Sir Richard   McBride   will pay a
visit to Ottawa in March.
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Victoria, C. B., has gone Conservative for the first time in 30 years,
and .is entitled to congratulations
from Victoria, B. C.
VICTORIA, Feb. 28.���"I believe
that the time has now come for the
building of a railroad through Northern British Columbia to the Yukon
and Alaska,, and I may say that the
authorities at Washington and Ottawa have both gone so far as to
heartily endorse some prppect of cooperation in the building of this line."
"The building of this railway would
put Alaska on the map," said the
Premier. "British Columbia occupies the unique position of being
located between parts of the great
'union of this continent both to the
north and south,'- and while the construction of this arterial line opens
up tremendous possibilities for our
cousins beyond the boundary line, yet
we must not forget that it would develop country where enormous
potential wealth exists in the north
of this province and do more than
anything else could be done to cement the friendship and amity of two
great nations of this continent.
"It seems to me that the Hon.
Franklin K. Lane, minister of the
interior for the United States, has
made an epoch in national and even
international history when he secured the passage of a bill appropriating $35,000,000 for the development
of a national railway system for
Alaska. I have attempted to cultivate interest in the British Columbia-
Yukon road, and since this province
is bound to profit materially by its
construction, where should there be
more interest in the matter than in
British Columbia?"
The Premier went on to explain
that the project was too expensive
for the province to take up single,
handed at the present time; but he
said that he believed that this was
the only reason why they should
withhold from pressing further on at
once. But he said it lay within the
strength of Washington and Ottawa
to approach the propect, and by giving it life so secure its completion
within the next five years.
Justification for Line.
In referring to the Hudson's Bay
Railroad, the Premier said that both
Liberals and Conservatives in the province had agreed as to the justification of building a line.
"I do not hesitate, however, to
say," said the Prime Minister, "that
the opening of the British Columbia-
Yukon and Alaska Railroad would be
ten times more valuable than the
completion of the Hudson's Bay line.
"We pride ourselves on the northern area of our province, but what
good is it all to us if it is not developed. And this can only take place
by the extension of our north and
south line."
Before leaving the subject, the
Premier referred briefly to the strategical value of such a line. He pointed
out that from the Gulf of California
to Cook's Inlet there were practically
no fortifications and no fleet.
"It will take centuries to provide
fortifications," said the Premier,
"and even longer to provide navies,
but the building of this line is not a
difficult one. I believe that nothing
would be more welcome to the Foreign Departments at Ottawa, Washington and London than some
proposal to establish such a railroad."
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Princess- Patricia to Start Double
Schedule Between Vancouver and
Nanaimo,May 1.
The C. P. R. spring and summer
coast schedules are announced. The
present service on the triangular run
between Vancouver, Victoria and
Seattle will be continued during the
spring, and the Princess Patricia will
inaugurate a double trip schedule on
May 1, three weeks earlier than last
The Alaskan service will be augmented soon after April 1, the definite date not yet being decided upon,
when three trips a month will be
made by the vessels on the northern
run. Special tourist trips will be arranged during June, July and August
for the northern route. The Princess
Alice will be substituted for the Princess May bri these excursions, and
itineraries, which will include calls at
a number of the most popular scenic
points in Alaska, will be prepared to
make the trips specially attractive
from the tourist point of view.
Palatial Coastal Flyers to Be Called
., Princess Marquerite  and  Princess
The announcement is made by officials of the B. C. Coast Service that
the palatial steamers will be called
Princess Marguerite and Princess
Melita. ���.
The steamer Princess Marguerite is
named after the eldest daughter of
the Duke of Connaught, governor-
general of Canada. The C. P. R. how
has the names of both the duke's
daughters gracing the bows of vessels of its fleet, the Vancouver-
Nanaimo flyer Princess Patricia
carrying the youngest daughter's
fair name. Princess Melita is the
daughter of the late Duke of Edinburgh.
Work on the splendid coastal vessels is being rapidly pushed ahead, according to brief advices which have
been received at the. local offices.
The ships will be the finest ever built
for an coastwise trade the world
oyer. They will combine speed, luxury, comfort and exceptional seagoing qualities. The plating of the
hulls has practically been completed
and the constructing of the powerful
turbine engines, the huge boilers and
the passenger accommodation is proceeding apace.
No intimation has, been made to the
heads of the company by Denny
Bros., as to when they expect to drop
the two big sisters into the waters of
the Clyde. It is expected, however,
that they will be launched some time
during the spring. They will arrive
here before the end of the year.
The two ships are to come to Vancouver via the Panama canal, according to the present intentions of the
company. The Princess Marguerite
and Princess Melita will probably
make the long trip to this coast,
using oil as fuel, and if they do they
will be the first vessels ever to accomplish the feat.
Alert Adult BIN* Class of Mountain View Methodist Church meats at
2.S0 every Sunday.     Visitors will be!
made welcome.     8. Johnston, prest-i
w*rALk *
manufactured in western Canada
Rv tmeClFIAHD DlBRLl ExcC��t
\"o   I   LOOP   WOULD   Mini
TAKE NOTICE tnat thirty day* after
the first appearance of this notice
The .Grand Trunk B. C. Coal Company. ��
Limited, intends to apply under Section n
Eighteen of the Companies' Act to 2
chance the present name of the Com-!
P��ny.U>, "The   Beaton   Coal   Company.1
Dated at Vancouver this Eleventh dayi
of  December.   A.D.   1913.
mutilated die picture?
shattered the minor}
stole Robert Camera*
If you want to read
a real clever myiter?
atory don't miig the
new serial we have
arranged to print���
And Palmistry
(Formerly of Montreal)
Ohrme Practical Advice
On Business Adaptation, Health and
805 Granville Street
OverHarriaon'a Drag' Store
Hours: 10 a. m. to 9 p. m
A tale of the shrewd
cunning of the Orientals. It's good from
the very beginning, so
The first instalment
The Sable Lorcha
appeared in our
issue of Jan. 9.
We can supply back numbers
Business Directory
Baxter * Wright
(Successors to Hutculngs Furniture
Complete House Furnishers.
Phone Sey. 771. 416 Main St.
There are as usual many things to
interest the sportsman in the latest
issue of Rod and Gun in Canada, the
March issue, which has recently
come to hand. The Ojibways at
Abitibi, by Bernard Muddiman; A
Walrus Hunt -within the Arctic Circle; A Caribou Hunt in the Yukon;
The Little Lake of the Big Trout;
Angling notes by^ H. Mortimer Batten; and other stories and articles,
along with the regular departments
devoted to the interests of the trap
line, trap-shooting, etc., etc., which
are as usual well maintained, are
combined to make a magazine that
should be read by all Canadian
sportsmen and by those Americans
who come to Canada annually for
their hunting and fishing. This magazine, which is the only publication
devoted wholly to the interests of
Canadian outdoor life, is published
by W. J. Taylor, Ltd., Woodstock,
More than 900,000 cubic yards of
material has ben deposited on the
area in False creek acquired by the
Canadian Northern Railway for terminal purposes according to a report
presented to the company by the
contractors who have charge of the
harbor improvement work in False
Creek for the Dominion Government.
Over a quarter of the filling has been
already done as about 3,250,000 cubic
yards of dirt will be required to reclaim the portion of the creek owned
by the C. N. R.
o * ���
It is estimated that the State of
New York will contribute $30,000,000
to the federal government under the
new income tax law. John D. Rockefeller will contribute $6,000,000; Andrew Carnegie, $900,000; William
Rockefeller, $800,000; George F.
Baker, $300,000; William A. Clark,
$240,000; J. P. Morgan cstae, $450,-
000; Mrs. E. H. Harriman, $210,000;
Mrs. Russell Sage, $200,000; W. K.
Vanderbilt, $150,000; Vincent Astor,
$225,000; Jay Gould estate, $225,-
000; Mrs. Hetty Green, $190,000;
W. H. Moore, $150,000; Arthur C.
James, $150,000; Robert Goelet estate, $180,000; Thomas F. Ryan,
$150,000. Some New York experts
say that the contribution of that state
to the income tax fund will be nearer
$50,000,000 than $30,000,000.
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LONDON, March 2.���Tom Mann,
English labor leader, who has been
at the head of many strike movements, will sail for South Africa Saturday to organize a labor agitation
in retaliation for the expulsion oi the
South African labor leaders after
the recent general strike.
, B. C. Electric Co.
For Everything Electrical,
Phone Sey. 5000,
Cor. Carrall and Hastings Sts.
1138  Oranvllle  St
Johnson y
The  Secret Service Intelligence
319 Pender St. W.
Kamloops-Vancouver Meat Co., Ltd".
Cor. Main ft Powell Sts.  1849 Main St.
Phone Sey. 6561     Phone Fair. 1814
6. C. Telephone Co.
The " Telephone  Directory'"'""""" ~iar
240,000 times daily.
Phone Sey. 6070.
Bloomfield's Cafe
Best and oldest established Cafe ln
Mount Pleasant.
2517 Main St. Near Broadway
Buffalo Grocery
"The Home of Quality,"
Commercial Drive and 14th Ave.
Law the Druggist
Wants to see you.
Lee Building. Broadway ft, Main
Mount Pleasant Livery
Carriages at sir hours day or night
Corner Broadway ft Main.
Phone Fair. 845
Owen ft Morrison
The Mount Pleasant Hardware.
Phone Fair. 447. 2337 Main St
South 8hore Lumber Co.
Any Kind of Lumber
Phone Fair. 154 1 Front St
Cieland A Dibble Engraving Co. Ltd.
"Our Cuts Talk."
3rd Floor World Bldg.
Clubb A Stewart, Ltd.
For Best Quality Clothing,
309-315 Hastings St. W.
Da vies ft 8aunders
General Contractors.
�� Phone Sey. 943.
55-66  Davis  Chambers,  615  Hastings
Street W.
Dominion   Wood   Yard
All kinds of Mill Wood.
Cor. Front and Ontario Sts.
Phone Fair. 1554.
Dow, Fraser ft Co., Ltd.
(A Trust Company).
Head Office:    317-321  Camble Street
2313 Main Street
Erfward   Clough
Real Estate, Insurance and Loans.
Phone Sey. 2882. 441 Homer St.
Stanley ft Co.
Mount Pleasant Decorators
Phone Fair. 998. 2317 Main St
Frank  Trimble  Realty  Co.
Real Estate and Insurance Brokers.
Phone Fair. 185.   2503 Westminster Rd
Vancouver Cut-Rate Fruit ft Candy Co.
All Fruits in Season.
Phone Fairmont 638.
2452  Main,  Cor.  Broadway.
Western  Canada Power Co. Ltd.
For Stave Lake Power.
Phone Sey. 4770.
603-610   Carter-Cotton  Bldg.
Western Methodist Recorder
$1.00���One Year.
Manager, Methodist Recorder, P. & P.
Co., Ltd., Victoria, B. C.
Wilson's Drug  Store
F. A. Wilson, Prop.
Cor. Main St. and 16th Ave.
Phone Fair. 805.
Mrs.  Young
Phrenology and Palmistry
805 Granville St.. cor Robson.
Corner of First Avenue East and
Semlin Drive, Grandview.
Rev.   Harold   St.   George   Buttrum,
B. A. B. D., Rector.
Residence, the Rectory, 2023 First
Avenue East. T"  asapp  W  THE WESTERN CALL.  Friday, March 6, 1914  IE WESTERN GALL  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  v-  .BY THE  TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LTD.  HEAD OFFICE:  203 Kingsway/Vjatncouver  Telephone Fairmont 1140  Subeorlntlons ''  0m Dollar a Year In Advance  41.BO Outside Canada  If you do not get your" Qall," phone  or write at once.  LOCAL INDUSTRIES.  The great cry in Vancouver has been for industries���������more industries, and" it is certainly only  by ithe upbuilding of our Local Industries that  -we can eve* hope to attain-piSmariently successful  life as a city.  But what are the facts. | In Vancouver the  Dominion Glazed Cement Pipe Company's works  have been shut down for over a'year because,  whilst 30 miles of sewerage pipe���������laid from this  company's goods���������have given complete satisfaction, yet, forsome reason, local patronage has  been largely denied them. This plant has $150,-  000 invested.  Another growing industry in our city is that  of P. G. Harris & Co., elevators and hoists. A  great number of this firm's elevators are operating with complete satisfaction throughout our  city and yet���������this winter���������at a time when Vancouver is struggling to maintain the splendid  commercial and industrial position she has so  ouickly won���������at a time such as this���������-practically  all the big work in this line has been placed with  foreign corporations. It is, to say the least, a  suicidal policy. And now in South Vancouver  we have one solitary big plant, "ThV Dominion  Creosoting Company," arid because the late  council gave our one Local Industry a contract;  that would enable" them to demonstrate to the  whole Pacific vslope.,the elsewhere, unquestioned  value of Creosote Blocks pavirif^hoaestiy; laid  down we are thrown into the present turmoil.  We have noticed that a great many people  send East for their clothing, printing, etc This  we believe to be largely owing to habits formed on  the Prairies or in other isolated districts where  the Mail Order House catalogue comes as an  undoubted boon-  In tbe building up of a city like Vancouver,  however, tbis is a fatal policy. , We must cultivate the spirit of loyalty one to another arid sacrifice often our own interests to the common  good. ���������_ ���������-::-;-i; ���������; ;���������;  .^>-;^^^-'v^:4������^-;v-' ;;  SlUiTTLB mYQlfai*'      ���������  Hiram C. Gill is again Mayor of Seattle. This  time by about 14,000 of a ma4bri^y.r ^he people  that caused his recall three years ago have been  his strongest supporters this time; The reason f  Hi'Giirhas been=1������river^  open Seattle" he had this time a platform of  strict law enforcement; and those who fought  him hardest then believe inost firmly in wm  now. We congratulate Seattle; it shows real  breadth of mind.  tttf   **wwame9aw-, wy*T ,.^^m^mma^   mmtai mi mjmjaya^oe*  Monday first is set down as the day of real  crisis in Irish affairs. On that day Premier As-,  quith will move the second reading of the Home  Rule Bill and lay before the House the Government's concessions to Ulster.  "WILL BE NO DELAY."  LOVEBS OF NATURE MEET  GOD IN THEIR STUDIES  (Continued from page 1)  bound together by bands stronger than steel and  as enduring as the '.'common interest." Here;ls  the ground on which the mightiest and most permanent contracts are made. Here are where souls  "are born anew and where life impels to grander  and more unselfish deeds than to be generated  by any other means. Here is where the Christ and  the sinner meet, if they ever meet. Here is where  the true marriage is contracted betwen man and  woman. Here is the ground work and the possibility of an enduring friendship as lasting as the  ages. v.?  How could the Saviour of mankind arid man  himself ever meet arid become abiding friends unless they had some common ground on which to  stand and on which to approach one another t  It could not be done. And so it is in all lines of  human activity, including ''love and duty."  "Only that soul can be my friend which. I  encounter on the line of my own march."  This is true in religion, in love, in business, in  politics, and in all the manifold lines of duty  and true pleasure. For a friend one would stop  at nothing that the highest manhood might  countenance, and for whom he would, throughout life, make any and constant sacrifice, counting such one of the highest joys of his, existence.  This then is something which grow "osn those  who meet in the big world of nature study.  Hundreds of these devoted workers I have never  .met, and may not meet, but still because of their  devoted labors which bless me and others daily  I do and shall love them as God's angel messengers to me and many. In the spirit world, even  here, we meet not as strangers but as co-workers,  and as true worshippers of the Great Creator of  the universe; His and our workshop forever.  <..H..|..|..t..t..i..ti.l..l..|..|..|..M"H"l"t-l"H"H"l'  ':   Religious News  * * .    . .  H. B. Stevens, M.P., Denies Government Dock Ii  at s Standstill.  A telegram has been received from Mr. H. H.  Stevens, M.P., now in Ottawa, denying that there  is any truth in a report in a morning paper that  work on the new government dock in the East End  is being seriously delayed.   Mr. Stevens says:  "Work is being rushed as .tfast as possible.  Dredging of foundation has been fdone since December.   There will be no delay."  Work on the dredging in connection with the  new dock is to be started at the end of the week,  it was stated today by Mr. Odell, one of the contractors. The drill scow which has been built  expressly for the operations was brought over  from theWallace shipyards on the north shore last  Saturday and is now moored close to the site of  the dock. The machinery, which comprises five  powerful drills operated by five separate engines;  is now almost installed, and the scow is expected  to be ready for service in a few days.  Mr. Stevens has written to the Central Ratepayers' Association assuring the members that  every effort was being made to have the terminal  elevators located in the best possible position,  having in view the future grain trade of the West  and present means of transportation. The government and the grain commission were giving  the matter serious study and at the same time he  was leaving no stone unturned to keep Burrard  Inlet before the authorities.  HONOR TO WHOM HONOR IS DUE  v There is a Bill before the House of Commons  at Ottawa at the present time, the object of  which is to make it easier to get a divorce in Canada* than it is today. The chief aim is to loosen  the,, fabric of social and domestic morality. This  is in keeping with the spirit of the age, and in the -  end leads to national rottenness and decay. ';../->���������  ; It is a remarkable thing that the general looseness in this direction comes from the Protestant  elements of the nation. In fact as matters stand  today, Protestantism has; grown loose jointed,  morally lax, unorthodox, useless arid practically  decript. It is nearly;time ;for-a rejuvenation of  a complete destruction of the shallow sham. The .,  public will gradually spew out the aimless imago  of the past, and have'none of it.  The Roman Catholic church stands for domestic purity in the martial relationships, and is the  organization which does most to resist the encroachments of libertinism, infidelity, the wholesale tendencies toward immorality and impurity in  the home, and the breaking up of the sacredness  of marriage.   ^,',.-. :���������'  :^:\]   ���������'^'i  I honor the Roman Catholic church for the,  stand it is- taking hi this matter and hope its endeavors .wity meet with success.;.:... :,x, Vi. .-,��������� j;-,---^  I may add that I am sorry that this powerful,  church has so false" a view of marriage between  religionists of opposing types, t%at ,i������ between'.'  Protestants and Roman   Catholics.  ; Here is a>  weakness and false view which is the cause of  much heartburning, misery!; and domestic infe-  Ucity< .'.- ' --:" 'L' '���������'���������.-,'��������� "���������������������������..r���������:������������������'' ''���������,..'���������'  How much better it would be to do all possible to make the homes of such unequally yoked ?  pairs happy, both for the sake of their children,  arid for the sake of public purity, than to teach  that they are not married, arid are living in adultery so long as they are not married W a Bomau  Catholic priest.    ;  I quite agree with the, Jtoraan Catholic church  as to the extreme^ folly .manifested in such marriages, and do not hesitate to affirm all such persons who marry thus unequally are very foolish,,:  and almost take criminal chances in doing irreparable injury to their children. J have known  .many.of1.marriages^ofL thi8^character,���������_but^haTe  not known one which had/a satisfactory result  as to the children. And mostly the parents bitterly rue their folly soon after their marriage.  The priests are right in condemning these marriages, but they go -too far, and perform many  cruel acts Jn relation to those homes where they  might carry sunshine and be the means of great  bjessing.  Let Protestants learn something concerning  divorces from their Roman Catholic citizens, and  let these latter learn tQ show ptiy, mercy and  good sound sense with a broad Christian magnanimity towards those who have entered upon  mixed marriages.  'in  Mormonism.  "Joseph F. Smith, head of the Mormon church, recently dedicated two  new Mormon temples in Chicago. He  made the statement that Mormonism  is growing rapidly."  ''In the Missionary Review for November we note the following: ;*In  1890 there were 144,352 Mormons, in  the United States; Now there-are  said to be 400,000 in the United States  and 20,000 in other lands. In 1910  over 16,000 new members were gained  by birth and by proselyting. Two  thousand missionaries are at work,  who visit about 2,000,000 annually, distribute their literature and hold some  50,000 meetings.'"  ���������   ���������   ���������  The Pope's Advice.  A compendium of Christian Doctrine prescribed by Pope Pius X. and  published in 1906 contains the following question and answer; the head of  the Roman Catholic church being the  author of bolh: ���������  Question: "What ought a Christian  (a Roman Catholic, of course) to do  if a Bible is offered to him by. a,  Prostestant or by an agent of Protestants?"  Answer:. "If a Bible is offered to a  Christian by a Protestant, or by any  agent of the Protestants, he should reject it with horror; and if he should  happen to have taken it without being  aware of it, he ought to throw it into  the fire or consign it to his parish;  priest."  These are pretty straight orders and  need no comment. It might- be remarked that - the Roman Catholic  church can not burn Bibles fast  enough to destroy the issue. The Book  is being printed in 450 dialects and  languages, and more copies are being  printed today than at any time in the  history of the world.  FROM PITTSBURG  There is big, money In working for  the Lord and : evangelizing the  heathen. Billy Sunday will take away  more than $35,000 as his share of the  eight weeks'' campaign; at Pittsburg.  The revivalist claims as his own all  money that is collected on the last day  of his stay. More than $35,000 was  collected on the last day, and the  apostle of? the Great\Uplift placed .it  to his credit in a big bank. As a  eoin-getter the Reverend Billy is an  amazing success. fAs% sbiil getter his:  friends say he is a wonder.': It was a  lucky day for Evangelist Sunday when  he deserted the diamond and took  possession of the pulipt.  ing and on many other topics relating  to this branch of fruit industry. Lists  of varieties of plums suitable for  planting in different parts of Canada  are given with descriptions <."as to  character, quality and-time of "ripening of each sort. Some of the insects and diseases to which the plum  is subject are also referred to, and  methods of treatment suggested.  This bulletin^which was prepared  by W. T. MacOun, Dominion Hort-  ticulturist, is No. 43 of the Experimental Farm's and is available to  those who write for it to the Publications branch, Department of Agriculture, Ottawa.  ANYONE  ,:���������.:)!  'CAN  THEIR CLOTHES  WITH  GRAND IRISH CONCERT, under the  Auspices of the Unionist Clubs of  Ireland, Hamilton Hall, March 17th,  corner Dunsmuir and Hamilton Sts.  DYOLA  i The Dye that colors ANY KIND^  of Cloth Perfectly, with the  8AMEDYK. '  lb Chftac* of MlttaicM.  Clan and Simpl*. -  kyour Dranltt or Dcalar. Sand taf Booklet;  oIohMmn.Rkli������rdtoB On. tlmlfd, Montr���������I  FOR SALE CARDS HERE  ^'i"i"i"i"i"i"i"i"i"i"t|H"t"i"t"i"i"i"i"i"i"i"i"i"i'  ^ii}������i|i������Iii{ii{n}ii|ii{n^i������*,i{ii(ii}ii|ii|n|n{ii|i������(ii|il|ii}ii|ii{n|i  o0ne question on which Mr. Hr H. Stevens, M.  P., may claim to have reflected fairly and fully at  Ottawa the sentiments of people in the "West is  the question of the exclusion of Orientals. Mr.  Stevens has not failed to impress upon the mind  of the Government in the House and of the public  in the East the fact that this is a question of keen  importance not to British Columbia alone, but to'  the entire Dominion. It may even be doubted,  indeed, whether the importance of the problem  as viewed by Mr. Stevens and many others stops  even with the Dominion.  The subject seems to have been debated at considerable length in the Dominion House yesterday, following a motion by the Hon. Frank Oliver  for all particulars relating to the order-in-council  passed on December 8th last, prohibiting the entry into British Columbia, between that date and  the end of the presnt month. Mr. Stevens advocated exclusion of Orientals "as far as possible," and said he would welcome an agreement  with China similar to that in force with Japan.  L. D. TAYLOR, Editor Vancouver World.  A new edition of i map of the Dominion railway belt in British Columbia has recently been issued from the  .Railway Lands Branch of the Department of the Interior at Ottawa.  This -publication, consisting of two  sheets, shows topographical and speo  ial detailed information with respect  to-the jMd^situation Jth^rgughoulthe  belt, and the standing of each quarter section according to the records  of the department.  On Large Scale  The sheets have been issued on a  large scale, namely, 7.89 miles to the  inch, which combined with the comparatively simple system of coloring  that has been adhered to in the preparation of the map, enables a person  to procure at a glance the information  desired.  Shows Boundaries of Timber Berths,  Etc.  In addition to the detailed information with respect to the disposition  of lands, etc. throughout the belt,  the location and boundaries of Dominion Timber Berths, Forest Reserves, Indian Reserves, Grazing  Leases, etc., are clearly shown; also  postoffices, and general railway information.  Free Distribution  Copies of the map may be obtained  upon application to F. C. C. Lynch,  superintendent of the Railway Lands  Branch, Department of the Interior,  Ottawa.  ��������� ,���������'."' -v  PLUM CULTURE IN CANADA  Home Rule for Ireland.  Canadians who are foolish enough to favor the  present scheme of Irish Home Rule should read  Mazzini Minor's Booklet on "Home Rule for Ireland." If any man ean read this production and  then favor Asquith's Bill, he must be very obtuse,  or ignorant, or a hater of the Empire and Protestantism.  The subject of plum culture/ is  treated in a bulletin of 72 pages issued by the Department of Agriculture at Ottawa. The information presented has been largely derived from  the experience gained in connection  with plum growing at the Central  Experimental Farm during the past  twenty-five years. In this bulletin  information is given as to the best  methods of preparing the soil for a  plum orchard, with particulars also  as to the planting and subsequent  care of the trees. Instructions are  given as to methods of pruning, graft-  WALL PAPER  Never before  in the history  of Vancouver  has there been  such a display  of Wall Papers  on Mt Pleasant. Be sure  and see our assortment before placing  your order.  Phone Fairmont 998 for  estimates tor  day.  CT A ATI     D%7"t C   TPHONB   FAIRMONT   99������  & I /\nl t* fcJ J    &   2317 MAIN STREET  Eggs Jot irealtfast?     :  this will not be your cry if you feed owe  Special pliop anil Ewe Producer  ,,   Others get good results in ihis way.   Why not you' ?  ,, Our stock; of Poultry Supplies is complete and our prices are right.  Ask for price list.  fVT.ViWWNIf  . > fkiii Filmiit m        Hay, Grain and f sap 185 Imlwiy tilt  KNOWN AS  THE BBS?  AND   OIPBST  JSIABUSaaD CAPS jn mt. PEASANT    ..'  BUSINESS MEN'S liUNCH 25c~U:30 TO 2:00  %  \  PINNER 5:00 TO 8:00 p. M.  SHORT ORDERS AT ALL HOURS  J  ������'J"l"l"l"l"t"l"l"l"l"l"l"I"|"l"l"l"}*j"t"l,^,^,<}Ml"i' ������f^������������^4w$w?^>4'!4',iMl"l"i"l"S  FRANK TRIPLE REALTY CQ.  I Real Estate and Insurance Brokers $  CONVEYANCING  ������      RENTS COLLECTED  LOANS NEGOTIATED  t   PHONE Fair. 185  2303 Westminster Rd.  f  *  Vancouver, B. C.  4"l"l"l"l"l"l"l'*l"t'^'l'*l"?*^,*l*4M}������^>^4MiMl*<i^lwi>  ^*^}^������{������.jm^m{.^mj������4^i {h|i ���������ti.^..;.ij.^~  DOMINION WOOD YARD CO.  Cor. Front and Ontario Sts.      Phone Fairmont 1554  All Kinds of Mill Wood  I Stored Under Cover Friday, March 6, 1914  THE WESTERN GALL.  . JOTTINGS FROM VICTORIA  r<        ���������*-  Woman's Suffrage Bill Is Defeated���������  Shaughnessy to Bo Separate Ward���������  C. N. R. Now VWling to Pay That  Half Million���������Railway Company  Also Said to Be Ready to Start the  False Creek Work.  , Premier McBride Declares Second  Narrows Bridge Project Must Be  Pushed Ahead in Order to Help  Railways Which Will Link Alaska  ���������Scheme Favored in Ottawa and  Wahsington���������Great Speech in Support of P. & G. E. Guarantee.  Ulster to Britains  m -*������������������  [Are you blind, oh men of England,  Have you lost your wits of old!  Tot to see the wily Jesuit  Like a wolf within your fold.  II.  )o you see these great upheavals:  Labor, Larkin, strike and strife  Crushing out your very vitals,  Poisoning your very life!  III. /;  >o you see the loyal thousands  Arming and prepared to fight f  Tell assured that  God  is  with  them,  Ulster's right is Ulster'* might.  TV.  [s your history all forgotten  Of how the persecuted died,  Struggling for the cause of free'  dom  Whilst their blood run near and  wide?  rraitbrs fill your highest places.  Sold   to    Redmond   and  throng: ,  Chey in turn, by Pope directed,  .  Blind  your  sense  with  lying  song.  > \ ������������������������������������ :        VI.  Phis Home Rule you offer Ireland,  Sells your sons as slaves again  fo the very Roman traitors,  Who with our blood the land  did stain.  Y'V^z. ��������������������������� vn. ..     "  Wear they jaot before their .altar,  To exterminate our faith T  |Wd; their   Woody   deeds   find  favors  And priestlybauds upon them  layetb.  vm.  Sons of every British country,  HCear the voice of Ulster cry:  Jave us from the Roman evil-  Help us fight, or must we die;  IX  Phis Home Rule that they call  freedom,.  Even they themselves admit,  U the order of the Pontiff  Who in Roman state doth sit.  ��������� "." X.       '     *    .  way with apathy our brothers,  Remember who we were and  ^are-U-������������������^���������^=_^^^  Use again, and crush the traitors,  Rise, before they go too far.  xi.      :,:  [God with pointing finger guides  you,  Crush the anti-Christ in red���������  I'Then, for  God's sake, do   your  duty,  Lift your arm and raise your  head.  W. A. ELLIS,  [Unionist Club, Vancouver, B. C,  February 3, 1914.  CLOSE SEASON.      ~  |; The open season for ducks, geese  find snipe closed on Saturday last at  lidnight and it is, therefore, unlawful to hunt these wild fowl until an  l>rder-in-council has been passed set-  ling a date putting an end to the  !:lose season.  Your Vote and Influence  is requested for  Q. L. GREENLAY  Builder and Contractor  :        FOR    ������������������������������������,-.  COUNCILLOR FOR WARD 5  1  2.  3.  4  MY POLICY:  To work in harmony with Council for bettering  of South Vancouver.  To place our credit on the highest possible basis  through devotion to business methods.  To dispose of bonds available and thus provide  for public works that are immediately necessary.  To maintain a fair wage for all.  Polling: Booth at Municipal Hall  MONDAY, MARCH 9th, 1914  (Between hours of 9 a.m. and 7 p.m.)  TAKE FRASER ST. CAR  TO  POLLING   BOOTH.  Those in city that want auto, Phone Fairmont U40.  .A..vU/5.J  10 SEND EXPERTS  Announcement of Federal Government of Local Interest���������Pitt  Meadows Borings.  . ,V".     "    t -      -, ���������  In view of the discovery of high-  grade oil at Pitt Meadows, and of the  borings being conducted there by the  syndicate headed by Mr. Innes Pater-  son, who is also investigating the i  dications of a flow at Albion, coupkd  with the authorative announcement  that the Standard Oil interests are to  locate immediately an oil refinery at  PbrrMo^yr^n^announcem^  Dominion oil experts are to be senc to  British Columbia to investigate' the  discoveries made in the province, is  of great interest.  On Friday several companies who  have** leases on various lands in B. G,  were invited to send to Ottawa what  information and data they possessed  concerning the fields in which tl.ey  were operating.  The government intends to send a  geologist to examine and report on  the oil-bearing lands.  The fact that the Standard Oil interests will soon start on their plant  on Burrard Inlet, and in this connection will endeavor to obtain possession of such oil lands as are proven,  is lending a great deal of activity to  the efforts to discover the flow. Government experts last fall examine \  the discoveries in the yicinity of Ed  >.M..M.4"M..M..Mi.tiiM"M^  EXCHANGE  OR CASH  I have four lots at White  Rock, B. C.   What have you?  APPLY TO OWNER, WESTERN CALL    j  *  *  *  *  fl<ll ill ll'l't 11T-1 t I1111H t"MH * y.'.tMt���������t,.t.iti,tMT.,t..i,,ri^Mt..t.iiMfc**4MfrAAAA  monton;   Attention this season is to  be devoted to British Columbia.  The British government is part'eu-  larly anxious at this time to find o I  on British soil. Mexico and California  at present are the large producers of  fuel oil, and this is the character of  oil most largely sought as fuel oil.   It ������������������....,. .        , > t       *���������     ���������  is fast taking the place of coal in the ft^ue. ������*���������.: ?f wfo!ma*������^.������  iu:���������:-!.  ...^Iia   __>���������  wi.- ..���������-���������*!.������ ������...     found  RYliTllJSWACTS  Po you know Canada?   A novel  ������������������������<"M'***>*������l**'!������������������!��������� 1 'M*t'l"H"������*������*   l-M"l-M"l"M-*������'������ * I..I..1..M i������M,.|������i.������������������  shipping world, and also in the furnishing of "the  power  for  war-like  vesselsT ... ';i .. .  ..  Owing to the efforts of the B. C.  Poultry Association the authorities at  Ottawa are at last beginning to realize that the poultry breeders of this  Province have a genuine grievance.  Several resolutions have been forwarded  to  various  officials  at  Ot  tawa, asking -that the contagious diseases of animals act be amended so  that ���������-. the Dominion veterinary inspectors could inspect all live and dead  poultry entering.the province. Considerable live' poultry are being imported; ostensibly for the purpose of  killing for the markets, but are, however, being sold to settlers at reduced  prices. ' In -some consignments the  majority of the fowls have been  found to be suffering from one or  the other of the contagious diseases  attacking poultry. These fowls have  been sold broadcast throughout the  province, the result being that in  some districts which have heretofore  been healthy, poultry breeders have  had these diseases attack their flocks.  Word has just been received by the  secretary of . the Provincial Poultry  Association stating that Mr. J. H.  Hare, of the poultry division, department of agriculture, Ottawa, is to visit  the province and make an investigation into the matter. In the meantime the Provincial Association is  leaving no stone nunturned to secure redress, and in March all of the  affiliated associations, numbering 28,  are forwarding a resolution to the  Veterinary Director General dealing  with the matter.  in the popular booklet, "5000  Facts About Canada," just issued for  I914������,and compiled by Frank Yeigh,  the well known statistical authority on  things Canadian. This. new edition  shows a marked advance over previous issues in an increase of new data,  a handsome coyer, a revised map,  and* improved paper. The publication contains all the essential facts  of Canada's progress in a year, under  such^chapter " headsras" "Agriculture;  Area, Banking, Census, Mining, Manufacturing, Trade, etc., while striking  tables of comparisons present a  measuring rod of our national development. Its wide circulation is easily  understood when its value is realized,  for it presents the Dominion in a nutshell a ready reference encyclopedia  of facts and figures. It may be had  by sending 25 cents to The Canadian Facts Publishing Co., 588  Huron St., Toronto, or from news  dealers.  PIONEER L. O. L. NO. 1727.  FALSE CREEK  . More, than 900,000 cubic yards of  material has ben deposited on the  area in False creek acquired by the  Canadian Northern Railway for terminal purposes according to a report  presented to the company by the  contractors who have charge of the  harbor improvement work in False  deck for the Dominion Government.  Over a quarter of the filling has been  already done as about 3,250,000 cubic  yards of dirt will be required to reclaim the portion of the creek,owned ', hold,  Collingwood, B. C, 5th March, 1914.  Pioneer L. O. L. No. 1727 met in  regular session on Friday the 2nd day  of March with a very large attend-:  ance, the Worshipful Master Bro. E.  C. Mitchell was in the chair. Three  candidates were initiated and one advanced to the Royal Arch Purple Degree.  Bro. L. Karr, the delegate to the  Grand Orange Lodge recently held  at Nelson, reported on the sesion and  stated that he was very pleased he  had the opportunity of making the  trip. His remarks were supplemented by R..W. Bfo. W. H. Brett, Grand  Secretary, and Bro. P. V. Holland,  who was the delegate from the lodge  at Gibson's Landing, as these brethren were also in attendance at the  Grand Lodge.  Bro. W. H. Brett was then called  to the floor and presented with a  beautiful locket f suitably engraved  as a token of his services while Master of the lodge for 1913.  L. O. L. No.. 1727 being the holders  of the Tulk challenge cup have adopted for their motto, "What we have, we  and they intend to make 1914  ���������i   V  1  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.   Hacks and Carriages  ; c. at all hours.  Phone Fairmont B4B  :  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTaviab. Prop.  ��������� MM MtM #H If MM I H MM I H Ml H 111 MM 1111 M III M  , i  VANCOUVER CUT-RATE FRUITand CANDY CO.  :: J N. Ellis. Mgr. 2452 Main St. Cor. BroaifflJ ::  ���������*****v*:*.:":<.������.    I III 111 H IIII11 H III III M������  J   All Fruits  ^OW in Season |  ���������rfff^W, ������������������������ ���������   BSBSBSEBBg  ���������;  OammmmB^^am^Smmmw <  tm  Largest Stock of Confectionery Frnit ft Tobacco on Bill  PHONE Fairmont 638  f Free delivery to any part of the city.  ������������������������������������M'������t'H"M''M,l|l.MMill|l 1-1'i i ���������-   4i.|..iii|ii|n|iiHii| I ������*������������'4'i III H >������������������������.  Just received a large shipment of  O'CEDAR  fojishmg Mop an4 O'Ceoar  Furniture Polish  Make* Hard Work Eniyf  ^fJSTINCi ejMinnr aw) poluhiof Iwr<lwoo4 flooit ly bwr4> bte^-praak-  1 inf wore. Anthnoft Mwrvodwf twris������n4 t������don������ mtitfuctotr tn*  rU^^^&'>^^^^t'4^ri^  Phone us your order.   We deliver  promptly.  W. R, Owen i JVtorrison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street  <S^S^������^^H-:~i������H������M~H-:~H������^4~:-* ���������I"t"t"l"l"t"I"M"I"l"l"l"l-l"l-M"t'-M-l1'l"l"H  by the C. N. R.  I a banner year.  Mrs.  J. S. Almond, Teacher of  -  VIOLIN  Is   prepared  tc  accept  a limited number of  attention given to beginners.  pupils.  Special  181  Eighteenth Avenue,  West  1J-3-U  ���������!��������� tn 11 t 11 t Mill -1 11 11 1 111' 1 1   ���������'.lilllllllllllMtllll Hill ^W^!$mwwm^w^^  wmmmmmmmm  WwgM^pl^Srafe  ^V&w**;  THK   WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March 6,1914  CofY*4*#K '������*. *��������� *m*Ct.U*Gr V CO.  r 1 wir tben that tt~wTa iTman, thlnl  to emaciation, round-Bhouldered, and1  crooked limbed. Whether some one  Jostled him. or a^ voice from the road-;  way startled blm, I don't know. Butj  for some reason he turned his head  {suddenly, and the light from the lamp  {fell full upon a face, stubble-bearded,  jdeep-llned, and repellent, the face not)  jot a Chinaman but of a 'White man;  la face Into which I had looked but  twice, and then but for a brief mo-!  iment; yet a face as indelibly fixed ln  any memory as were the grim fronts  of the buildings now behind it���������the  face of Peter Johnson, the pretended  castaway.  I think I must have had it in mind  to pick him up.bodily and carry him  away -with me that I might by inquisitorial torture wring from him a confession. Otherwise I, should have  adopted a less eager and more subtle  -method of bringing the miscreant to  hook than that'which I rashly attempted. Before I considered the situation I was across the street and at  his heels. My finger tips. Indeed,  Were at his shoulder. In the fraction  of a second I should have had him  gripped and have been hustling him  through the crowd as my prisoner.  'But at the instant of seeming success,  he eluded me. In some strange way  the caught alarm and, shrinking be-  ineath my hand, darted sinuously off,  between this pedestrian, and that, with  [the flashing speed of a lizard.  t But, though he escaped my clutch,  imy eyes were more nimble. With  [them I followed him until I saw him  idrop between the: cellar doors which  jgaped beneath the white bulk window  (of the quick lunch room. And where  any eyes went, I went after. Another  brief moment and, without thought or  iheed, I was plunging in pursuit down  Ithat short, steep flight of steps���������plunging from a lighted, peopled, noisy pub-  JUo street into the collled gloom and  grim silence of a low underground  jbasement  And, as misfortune would kayo it, I  roust needs catch my heel on the edge  ot one of the treads, and go sprawling  *m my bands and knees; while a  jpolgnsnt    pain    shooting    cruelly  me wlfh his movement. And I marveled, too, that twisting my ankle aa I  did, I had not plunged at a slant and  struck my head upon one or another  of the crowding tables and boxes with  which the cramped basement was furnished. ���������_...'  My third match disclosed a narrow  door in the broad partition at the rear,  and fancying that perhaps the elusive  Peter Johnson had escaped by that  means while I was getting to my feet,  I lost no time ln seeking to investigate  what was beyond. I was somewhat surprised to find the door unfastened.  Once open, it*navealed a smaller and  more crowded room, warm and fetid.  Into which were packed no less than  half a dozen barrels of raw and cooked peanuts, arranged about a low  stove on which a peanut-filled cauldron was slowly steaming.  Curiously interesting as all this  would have been under ordinary circumstances, I experienced only a surprised relief, for with my Injured ankle I was in no fettle to cope with  even the weakest adversary. Indeed,  now that this easement was afforded  me, my sprain suddenly asserted itself  with renewed exacerbation, sharp  twinges of pain shooting to my knee  and demanding instant relief.  In front of the low stove I had noticed a stool, and for this I groped  with the eagerness pf the drowning  man after a straw. To my joy I laid  hands upon it, and, drawing it nearer  sank down with a sigh of gratification  comparable only to that with which a  Marathon victor drops to earth after  a hotly-contested race.  Gradually, now that my weight was  .removed, the pain lessened, and a  sense of comfort ensued. Contentment enfolded me, which, if I thought  of it at all, I attributed, I Suppose, to  the reaction from the agony which I  had just been suffering. I remember  thinking that I would rest a few minutes and then take my departure aB I  had entered, for I realised that cellar  ���������doors are fastened only from within,  and tbat;;tbere could, therefore, be no  Impediment to my going when I chose.  I distinctly recall that I was conscious of a certain strange incongruity  tthroughmy'anklo told me that a ������C#?atl00; *? ���������J!W4hardly compre-  "lZ-Srt^-J!fI^W������S-i-* * I bend In just what the Incongruity con-  sprain was added to my mishap.  For a minute I lay as I bad fallen,  prone and motionless; and to that  space I realized tbe foolhardlness of  my whole course of action. My very  intrepidity had contributed to disaster.  Instead of accomplishing a capture I  had cast myself, disabled, into the  mesh of the enemy. ���������  The Inky darkness and profound silence of the place augmented, of  'course, my apprehension. In vain J  Strained my eyes to distinguish an object, my ears to detect a sound, yet I  knew that the uncanny creature I had  followed must be close lb me; lurking,  possibly, with raised or pointed  weapon to mete out my fate once be  made sure of my position.  The minute���������It could hardly have  been more, though, as J think of Jt, It.  peemed infinitely prolonged���������ended In;  a sound above and behind me. Very  softly, carefully, some one was closing  (he cellar doors. : stealthily  (hough it was, the faint creaking  the hinges shattered the spell  feela* me, and in splfco of my tortured  ankle, I managed to gain my feet.  |������y now the silence reigned once  and In the engulfing blackness  ���������41 sense of direction.  The suspense of the moment was  unendurable. To stand there waiting,  not knowing when or from what quarter I should be set upon, wss nervous  torment so hideous that In sheer desperation I plucked my match box from  my pocket, drew forth a match and  struck It to a blaze. As !t flared forth,  routing the shadows la disorderly, If  lot temporary, retreat. I made quick  ������������������arching survey of my dungeon. Toi  my amasement I was apparently quite!  alone.  Believed, In a measure at least, Ii  employed another match and still an-;  other, hobbling painfully about the!  ���������rimy, low-celled basement, In diligent!  Inspection. My first thought was thstj  Johnson was in hiding, and having located me by my own lighted matches,  waited now only an opportunity to  throw himself upon me from behind.  But X very soon discovered that he  bad fled. Evidently he had retraced  bis steps up the rude ladder to the  street, closing the doors after him to  check my further pursuit.  The place into which I had followed  him was evidently a Chinese candy  manufactory and cake bakery. To the  right of the entrance were rows of  shelves containing jars of what I  recognized as sweetmeats peculiar to  the celestial. In a large bowl on a  rough table or counter was the granulated flour with which these confections are invariably powdered; and  here, too, were boxes ot round, jumble-  like cakes. I saw now that the space  upon which I had fallen was so restricted that I wondered how It was  possible for my quarry to have reach-.  jed the steps and reaBcended without  touching me or^at least acquainting  slsted- I knew only that I felt pleasantly warm and drowsy; and my  sprained ankle had ceased altogether  to pain or annoy.  And then, I was sailing In an open  boat in mldocean, and Peter Johnson,  in oilskins, sat at the helm, with a  saturnine leer on his face, and tugged  ats brief intervals, always longer and  stronger, upon what seemed to be the  sheet, which bad become wrapped  around my throat and chest aud which,  by degrees, was crushing my windpipe  and lungs, po that my breath came  only In sharp, shuddering, aching  gaspi,. ���������  CHAPTER XVV  ������������������   Amyl pssrls.  Wno   will   deny   that   a   sturdy  physique Is a valuable asset?   Had it  not been for a deep^hest, a��������� poyerj'ul  train of questions and surmises.    A  half light admitted through the open  window gave unsatisfactory.answer as  to time and place.   It might be dawn,  midday or evening.   I might still be in .  the same building into the basement'  i of which 1 had plunged after the so-:  j called Peter Johnson, or I might be  Imiles away.    Yet of one fact I was  i assured.   It was no longer night.   Day I  .had come again and eight hours at  least must have passed since I stood  Ikilling time on the sidewalk in front  jot the restaurant in which I was to  have met Yup Sing.  And, as my mind cleared, there  rushed in upon me a recollection of  JEvelyn's, apprehension and of my  'promise to reassure her not later than  {eleven o'clock. Suffering as I was,  physically, I know my mental distress  j at thought of how she must have  jwalted with growing solicitude hour  after hour for that expected ringing of  the telephone bell; how, indeed, she  must, even now, be distraught, not by  uncertainty, but by the conviction that  some 111���������some serious ill���������had befallen me, was more poignant.  In my eagerness to relievo at once  this unrest which I knew to be hers  I would have risen, but my strength  was not equal to the test. My muscles  refused to obey my will and I lay supine, Inert, powerless. I would have  learned the time, but to seek my  watch, which I fondly fancied waa  still in my pocket, seemed such an  enormous exertion that I reluctantly  gave over the idea. TO breathe, to  draw air into my lungs and expel It,  was prodigious labor, wearying me, it  appeared, to exhaustion; though with  every inhalation lucidity of thought  and, I suppose, physical force as well,  were being imperceptibly augmented.  After a time I found myself listening-intently for sounds that might  prove informatory, while with head  slightly turned i made scrupulous inventory of the room In which I was  cribbed. It was a cramped, confined  place, unplastered, and furnished with  four rough board bunks, one of which  I occupied. The other three were  empty; but in the scant passageway  between my resting place and that opposite was a stool, and upon the!stool  the pipe and Other paraphernalia peculiar to opium smoking.  Then, very slowly, there came to me  a realization of the vulpine cunning of  these orientals into whose hands I had  fallen. I was to be found here, dead,  not from inhalation of foul air in an  Ill-ventilated cellar, which might ex^  ; cite suspicion and provoke inquiry,  but from over-indulgence in opium, to  which I had probably been addicted  for years, unknown even to my closest  .friends. For the "hop fiend" there is  email sympathy, no matter what his  position, and my family would hesitate, therefore, to prosecute, prefer*  'ring to avoid unpleasant publicity.  Yes; It was very clear they had  thought me dead, and so. had left ms  here unwatched and unattended with  the evidence of my mode of passing1  theatrically displayed beside me. II  only remained now for some employe  or visitor to discover me and give the  alarm.  I bad fibout reached this conclusion,  after a long and desperately trying  effort at logical reasoning, when m?  ���������training ears detected the sound of  footsteps in the passage. The door  of the den was slightly ajar and I lay  well In sight of any passer-py who  should glance through the narrow  opening.  Wnether to feign death, or boldly  make known my recovered conscious*  noss, was for just a moment a question. But before my sluggish braid  could decide, . choice was snatched  from me. The footsteps paused, an4  ^simultaneously, it seemed, the door)  .swung farther inward, disclosing, not  ;the pig-tailed, greasy-bloused Mongol-' i  ���������Ian I had expected, but a white woman, tall and shapely, with hair of iron  Loyalton by telephone several times  and had been informed of my condition five minutes after my arrival at  my chambers.  There were times during the week:  which followed when I was nigh unto  death; and when, finally, after ten  days I was pronounced convalescent,  ���������it was with the added well-worn  phrase that my recovery was "nothing short of a miracle."  It was on the eleventh day that I  was first permitted to see and talk  jwith Bvelyn. My mother had called,  daily, sitting in silence beside my:  bed, but no other visitor in all that,  to me, seemingly endless period, had  been admitted to my room.  My curiosity was by now very keen  to learn what had developed in the  , interval regarding the Cameron mystery. Had he, by chance, been heard  from? What had the detective agency:  reported concerning Philetus Murphy? And what, I' wished to know!  most of all, had Tup Sing discovered?  | I was. in a dressing gown, pillowed  | and footstooled in a great leather  'chair awaiting my visitors���������for Mrs.  Lancaster came with Evelyn���������when  their names were announced. I suppose I looked HI���������though, save for a  grievous weakness, I was feeling fit  enough���������for Evelyn's smile as she entered merged Instantly into an expression, of mingled anxiety and sympathy. T know that with her coming  I awoke to the truth that my desire  for information was a far less moving  factor than my. craving for sight of  her and for the music of her voice,  and my only regret was that the understanding between us had not  reached the stage of acknowledged  betrothal; which, I make haste to  add, was certainly no fault of mine.  Weak as I was my arms ached to fold  her in a reassuring embrace; yet  tnust I content myself with a mere  fervent hand-clasp and an oral declaration that I was by no means so  feeble aB I appeared.  Nevertheless I was delighted to see  that she gave small evidence of tbe  Strain she had been under. Save for  a slight additional pallor she was still  the same wholesome-looking, thoroughly-poised girl of a fortnight ago.  And my admiration for her took on an  added measure because of this renewed evidence of her sterling courage.  "And you promised me to be dis-1  tereet!" she reproached, her smile re-l  {turning, her hand :��������� still In mine.  "I did not foresee such provocation  (to indiscretion," I pleaded, with an  (attempted gayety of tone that must  [have; seemed incongruous. "To have  'been discreet under the circumstances would have involved a repetition of the one mistake for which you  blamed me. You don't know, of  course, why I Jumped down a ladder  Into a pitch-black cellar, do you?"  ���������'I know you were in pursuit of  some one���������a pickpocket, they say,  who had taken your watch."  "Do they say that?" I asked, interested.   "'���������'"  ���������That Is what Miss Clement learned-"  "MIbb Clement?" I queried. "Who  Is MIbs Clement?"  "Oh, I forgot that you don't know.  MIbb Clement Is the missionary who  found you In the-r-is it 'bop joint'  they call It?"  "The lady with the kind ayes?"  At my designation her face brightened responsively.  "You remember her, tbenl" she  cried, delightedly: "Hasn't sho kind  eyes? And she doesn't belle them,  either. She's just the dearest, most  self-sacrinctng creature I ever knew."  For the moment we bad both forgotten Mrs. Lancaster, and when I  would have apologized I found that  my nurse bad carried her off into the  next room and was Interestedly showing her some framed photographs of  the Siena cathedral.  ^awTMIss"Clemenriearned that I  pursued a pickpocket?" I went on,  when Evelyn bad drawn a chair near  me and sat down. "A very clever  ���������explanation to account for the dlsap-  lyn explained. Miss Clement had told  her all about it. She doubted that it  was an amyl, at all, though it was put  up In the same fashion, and released  !in the same way, and it was like an1  ��������� amyl, in that it was extremely volatile.  "Miss Cleiu ant has never seen one  :of them," Evelyn continued, "but  some of the Chinese have told her ot  them, and of the wonders that they  perform. She says the chemical,  whatever it is, is very expensive and  so they are seldom used, but that in  China, especially in secret r~. government enterprises, they are employed  on Occasion. The effect is seemingly  to make invisible the person who  uses them. Really, they don't do anything of the sort; for they are nothing more nor less than capsules,, filled  with a peculiarly-acting anesthetic���������  an anesthetic so quick and powerful  in its action that the victim falls into  insensibility without warning, and  emerges, after an interval of ten or  twelve minutes, without knowing that  he lost consciousness or that more  than a single second has elapsed.'  X.AVD ACT.  VANCOUVEB  fcAND  DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Banff* X. 'SI  TAKE NOTICE that George Douglas!  Beveridge,     of   Vancouver,    occupation  Broker, intends to apply for permission  to   purchase    the    following   described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northeast corner and at the Southwest  corner of Lot: 421; thence 80 chains  West; thence 80 chains North; thence  80 chains East;-thence 80 chains South;  to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January  13th,   1914.  GEORGE   DOUGLAS   BEVERIDGE,  '";....������������������'-    H.  G. Adams, Agent.  LAUD ACT.  V/AKCOUVEB  USD  DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Bang* I.  TAKE NOTICE that Miss Clara Slm-  monds. of Vancouver, occupation  Housekeeper, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  .���������'���������������������������.���������������������������'������������������..  Commencing at a post planted one  mile distant, and in a Southerly direction from the Southwest corner of Lot  421; commencing at a post planted in  the Northeast corner; thence 80 chains  West to> beach; thence following the  beach in a South-easterly direction to,  the West entrance of Blunden Harbor;1  thence in a North-easterly direction and  North  to  the point  of commencement; |  containing 320'acres, more or less. for|  "The Idea seems Ingenious." I re- \ BKDatU������au;ran,  turned. I was Interested, surely, but  very far from convinced. "But," I  objected, "how Is it that the anaes-  thetizer is not anaesthetized himself?"  "Oh, he doesn't break the pearls under his own nose," Evelyn explained.  "He casts them.  Dated January 13th, 1914.  MISS  CLARA SIMMONDS.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AXD ACT.  VABTCOtfVBB  X.AXTD   DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Banff* Z.  .     TAKE    NOTICE    tha t   Charles     H.t  The slightest con- ) Bailey, of Vancouver, occupation Broker, J  (Mission frnohiwn *h<������ shell   and everv ; intends   to   BPP1>r   ror   permission     tc  cussion iractures ine sneii, ana every purchase    the      following      describe  one within a certain radius drops in*.lands:���������  stantly into a temporary trance."       . L^^r&S Mt^iFT^S  (Cvri'u ., Next Week.) 'direction from the Northwest corner ������l  Lot 425; commencing at a post in th������  Southeast corner; thence 80 ��������� chain*  North; thence 80., chains West; thencti  80 chains South; thence 80 chains.  East, to .the point of commencement!  containing 640 acres, more or less, fof  agricultural.  Dated January 15th, 1914.  CHARLES H. BAILEY;  ��������� H. G. Adams, Agent.  LAND ACT NOTICES  XtAHS ACT.  YA1TCOUV2&  LASS   DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Banff* I.  TAKE NOTICE that Harry Prank  Lazier, of Vancouver, occupation Salesman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase . the following described  lands:��������� ;���������  Commencing at a post planted 4 miles  distant in a Westerly direction from the  Northwest corner of Lot 425; thence  80 chains North; thence 80 chains West;  thence 80 chains South; thence 80 chains  East, to the point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less, for  agricutural.  Dated January 16th, 1914.  HARRY  FRANK  LAZIER,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  SAND ACT.  VAHCOVVXB X.AVD   DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Banff* X.  TAKE NOTICE    that Bert Minor, of  Vancouver, occupation Engineer, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post about two  miles distant, and in a Westerly direction from the Northwest corner of.  Lot 425, commencing at a post in the  Southeast corner; thence 80 chains  North; thence 80 chains West; thence  80 chains South; thence 80 chains East  to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less, for agricultural. ,  Dated  January  16th,  1914.  BERT MINOR,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AJTX> ACT.  VAWCOtTVBB X.AWD DISTRICT  Dlftriot of coast Bang* x.  TAKE NOTICE that Arthur Charles  Falconer,' of Vancouver, occupation  Clerk, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  one rnile distant and in a Westerly direction from the Southwest corner of  Lot 421; commencing at a post in the  Northeast corner; thence West 80  chains; thence South GO chains; thence  following the beach. 80 chains in a  South-easterly direction; thence 80  chains North to the point of commencement; containing 500 acres, more or  less, for agricultural.  Dated  January   15th,   1914u  ARTHUR  CHARLES   FALCONER.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AZTD ACT.  VAKCOUVEB  DAXfD  DX8TBXCT  District of Coast Bang* X. \\  TAKE NOTICE that Harry George  Adams, of Alert Bay, British Columbia]  occupation Cruiser, intends to apply, foif  permission to purchase the following  described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at thi  Southwest corner of Lot 421; commenc-1  ing at a post in the Northwest corner;!  thence 40 chains East; thence 40 chains]  South; thence 40 chains East to beach,!  following the beach in a Southerly di-.  rection  to the Southeast corner of the]  Indian   Reserve;   thence  traversing  the  survey   of   the  Indian   Reserve   Northwest and  South to  the beach;    thencfil  West along  the  beach  to a point  one]  mile  directly   South     from  the  Southwest corner of  Lot  421;   thence  North]  80  chains   to   the  point   of   commence-1  ment,   containing   640    acres,   more   on  less, for agricultural.  Dated January 13th, 1914.  HARRY GEORGE ADAMS,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XiAVD ACT.  v-AHcotrvxm x.and dxstbxct  XUstrict of Coast Bangs X.  TAKE   NOTICE    that    Leonard  Eveson, of Vancouver, occupation Salea^  man,   Intends   to  apply  for   permission  to   purchase   the   following   describe^  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at thl  Southwest corner of -Lot 421; com^  mencing at a post in the Northeast cor J  ner; thence 80 chains South; thence it  chains West; thence 80 chains North!  thence 80 chains East to the point of  commencement, containing 640 acres  more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 13th, 1914.  LEONARD G.   EVESON,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AWD ACT.  over. The stove on which tbe; cauldron of peanuts steamed was a charcoal furnace, and the tiny space within  that back room was Impregnated with  the heavy poisoned fumes to a distance of four feet and more above the  Boor.  Sitting on a low stool, bent forward-over my sprained ankle, which  for relief I had raised and rested  across my other knee, I had come in  contact with the deadly gas, breathing  it without suspicion, until drowsiness  Intervened and stupor, insensibility,  and eventually coma followed.  It Is customary, I understand, to em  I felt that seeing the pipe and tb*j  little peanut-oil lamp, she must draw!  the natural Inference, and, though  there was no reproach in her look, J  wished, If possible, to correct tbati  false impression. I therefore xnadaj  effort to gesture denial, -employing a;  glance to indicate the objects and ai  very feeble side movement of tool  . bead to express repudiation.  It Is possible that she understood,,  ! but I question that she believed.   I]  1 have no recollection that sbs spoke a:  single word to me, and yet, whan she  was gone, I felt that she would sure*  ly return to my rescue.   And I was  a deeper dye.  When I last saw him,,  previous to this encounter, he wasj  known as Peter Johnson."  Wide-eyed, the girl stared at ma for!  an Instant.  "Peter Jobnsonl" she repeated,j  ���������lowly. "So, I was right He was In  the plot He had something to doj  with Uncle Robert's disappearance.!  He was the one who broke the amyl;  pearls on board tbe yacht  ploy rigorous treatment In such cases :.,,.. ...       _., ,  to effect resuscitation.   If I am to he- ! ?,������������ mlri������d-   J ������W������" ������}��������� J***- re;  Move what I have been told of my con- -i "^ *������ my anxiety resulted In a slack  X,AWP APT.  VAWCOPVTXt IdHID DISTBXCT  Distrtot of Coast Banff* x.  TAKE NOTICE that Herbert Black,  of Vancouver, occupation Telegrapher,  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  -"-Commencing-at-a-post-planted^at the  West end of Robison Island high water  mark; thence traversing the beach in a  South and Easterly .course to the East  entrance to Blunden Harbor; thence  traversing the beach in a North and  Westerly direction to point of commencement, containing 320 acres, more  or less, for, agriculture.  Dated January 13th, 1914.  HERBERT BLACK,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  .  ~">ABPAPT.  YAircomrxiB hawd dxstbxct  District of coast Baas'* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Kate E. Hen-  shaw, of Vancouver, occupation Stenographer, intends to apply for permission- to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner, about one mile distant, and in a Westerly direction from  the Southwest corner of Lot 421; commencing at a post planted in the Southeast corner; thence 80 chains West;  80     chains     North;   thence   80  Xt was my turn now to start   Ofj! thence  what was this young woman talking?! j %$%%%������& %%Z������������T���������&������  "Amyl pearls!"    Was I mad, or Wa8j|640^acres,^moreror.less, for agricultural.  YABCOtnrXtB SAWS  DXgTBXCT  XUstrict of Coast Bang* X.  TAKE  NOTICE that Joseph  Edwar  Mellor,  of Vancouver, occupation  CapJ  italist, intends to apply for permission  to purchase    the    following    described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  three miles distant and in a Northwesl  direction from the Southwest corner of  Lot 421; commencing at a post in thl  Northeast corner; thence 80 chains  South; thence 20 chains West to beachl  thence 60 chains Northwest along thl  beach; thence 50 chains North; thenci  80 chains East to the point of com������|  mencemerit, containing 560 acres, mor  or less, for agricultural.  Dated 'January 13th, 1914.  JOSEPH EDWARD MELLOR,  H. G. Adams. Agent.  X.AHX) ACT.  ���������AJrootnrxJB i������Airp dxstbxct  District of Coast Banff* X.  TAKE NOTICE that William Ryan, of  Vancouver, occupation Laborer, intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted about  three miles distant, and  in a Westerly  direction from the Northwest corner of  Lot 425; commencing at a post planted  in  the    Northeast    corner;    thence  801  chains  West;   thence  80   chains   South;  thence following the beach in an Easterly direction  80 chains;   thence  North]  80 chains to the point of commencement,!  containing 400 acres, more or less,' fori  agricultural.  Dated January 14th, 1914.  WILLIAM RYAN,  H. G. Adams, Agent,  X.AND ACT,  dltlon when discovered, I was very far  on the way to dissolution. I was, ln  fact, moribund, and In the eyes of  those who carried me from the cellar  to ah upper room I was already dead.  enlng of mental effort on my part; fori  I must confess that what followed Is  very vague in my memory. I know  only that she was accompanied by  two men, one white and one yellow,!  It Is perhaps* n~eediess"to~adrthat no [^^J?**^**���������^���������?���������*^  Steps were taken to revive me. Even  had I been regarded as still living I  doubt that I should have received any  other treatment.  Providence, however, favored me. I  was thrown into a bunk under one of  the few open windows of Chinatown,  and a door left ajar, by accident, probably, drew across me a current of com-'  paratively pure oxygen. Thus Invited,  nature reasserted itself, and respiration, which had been temporarily'  suspended, gradually resumed Its office.  With dawning consciousness came,  acute discomfort. My head and back  ached nigh unbearably, and my ankle,  swollen to twice its normal size, shot  pains to my thigh. My tongue seemed  too large for my mouth and my throat  was raw.    Later, memory started a  of stairs, out onto the street and Into  a waiting cab. I cannot recall that I  spoke, but I learned afterward that!  I had mumbled the word "Loyalton," i  and thither she accompanied me.  ' There a physician came, one whomj  I had never seen before; and I was,  dosed with aromatic spirits of ammonia and made to breathe oxygen,  through a funnel, by a white-clad!  nurse, who also, at intervals, painted!  my ankle with iodine, and, whenever  I attempted to speak, domineered me.  In a gentle and perfectly ladylike  manner to silence.  With regard to sending word to|  Evelyn Grayson, however, I was Insistent; and though she had refused  absolutely to gratify my curiosity in  other respects, she set my mind at  rest on this point by informing me  t that Miss Grayson had called up tha  ShsT  She saw my perplexity, and hasten.)  ed to enlighten me.  "Oh, dear, Philip 1" she exclaimed.:  "I forgot again. There Is so much to  tell you. Really, I hardly know where!  to begin. Miss Clement has been .of I  Such aid to us! She Is what they call  an 'Independent missionary.' That is,  the has no affiliation with any of the!  Slurch societies or reform assocla-i  ons. For fifteen years she has been  working in Chinatown among the  white women, and   she   knows   the  (ilace and the people as if she were,  ndeed one of them. I had her out at  Cragholt for a day and I've seen her  !our or five times here in town, and I  lave told her everything, and she has  xplalned, or at least given quite reasonable surmises, concerning many of  the incidents that seemed to us inexplicable. Did you ever hear of amyl  pearls?"  Of course I had heard something of  amyl pearls, and I said so.  "They are glass capsules," I added,  ''and contain a liquid   which   smells  Iike bananas.   They use them, I be-  leva, in heart attacks, by crushing  |hem in a handkerchief and Inhaling  the drug."  I <  But H was net the same drug, Eve-  Dated January 15th, 1914.  KATE   E.    HENSHAW,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AVD ACT.  VAVCOVVBB X.AWD  DXSTBXCT  XHstrlet of Coast Bang* I.  TAKE NOTICE that Harry Joseph  Woodward, of Vancouver, occupation  Book-keeper, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���������..  Commencing at a post planted. about  one mile distant and in a Westerly  direction from the Northwest corner of  Lot 425: commencing at a post planted  in the Northwest corner; thence : 80  chains South;" thence 80 chains East;  thence 80 chains North; thence 80  chains West, to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more  or less, for agricultural.  Dated   January   15th,   1914.  HARRY   JOSEPH   WOODWARD,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.ASTD ACT.  ���������AKCOUVXB  X.AHD  DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Bangs X.  TAKE NOTICE that George A. Sim-  monds, of Vancouver, occupation Merchant, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the ��������� following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post one mile distant and in a Westerly direction from  the Northwest corner of Lot 425; commencing at a post in the Southwest  corner; thence North 80 chains; thence  East 80 chains; thence South 80 chains;  thence West 80 chains to the point of  commencement, containing 640 acres,  more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 15th, 1914.  GEORGE   A.   SIMMONDS,  H. G. Adams, Agent  ���������AXfcotrysB x*ahd dxstbxct  District of Coast Bang* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Barbara Jeaii  Gibson, of Vancouver, occupation Spinl  ster, intends to apply for permission t<T  purchase the following described lands  Commencing at a post planted abou  two miles distant, and in a Northwes  direction from the Southwest corner o  Lot 421; commencing at a post in th<  Southeast corner; thence 80 chalm  North; thence 80 chains West; thenc<  80 chains South; thence 80 chains.East  to the point of commencement, contain!  ing 640 acres, more or less, for agrlcull  tural. ���������  Dated January 13th. 1914.  BARBARA JEAN GIBSON,  H. G. Adams, Agent,  DABD ACT.  Vancouver  Hand District.���������District  Coast Bangs a.  TAKE NOTICE that Antonio Belan]  ger, of Brettany Creek, occupation  Miner, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following describe  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at till  northwest corner of Lot 922; thenci  west 40 chains; thence north 40 chains]  thence east 40 chains; thence south 4{]  chains, for grazing.  ANTONIO   BELANGER]  Dated December 17th. 1913.  1-23-14   to   3-2C-14.  X.AHD ACT.  Vancouver   liana   District.���������District  Coast Banff* 3.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Rial Ang-^  ers,     of    Brittany    Creek,     occupation  Rancher,  Intends  to  apply  for permis-f  sion to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  southwest   corner   of   Lot   923;   thence  west 20 chains; thence north 20 chains;  thence east 20 chains; thence south  291  chains,  and   containing  40   acres   morel  or less, to be used as a pasture.  FRANK   RIAL   ANGERS-I  Dated 17th of December. 1813.  1-23-14 to 3-20-14. V i  Friday, March 6, 1914  THE WESTERN CALL  TRANSpATLANTIC NEWS    *  DAVID LLOYD GEORGE f considerable   height   above   the  load  IS THE BEST SELLER [line, the most vulnerable portion of  OF THE NEWSPAPERS Uhe vessel, and the height and number  of the bulkheads have been increased.  It is claimed for the Britannic that  she would be-able to float with six  compartments flooded.  The inner skin consists of heavy  plating, extending from the watertight bulkhead in front of the forward boiler room to the after end of  the turbine engine room. It is connected with the outer shell by longitudinal tubes and angles, with especially strong connections of bulkheads and watertight" divisions. An  extra watertight bulkhead has been  introduced and the existing bulkheads have been carried up to the  bridge deck.  He Is "the Only Politician Whose  Speeches Nowadays Keep the  Presses Running.  BOY SCOUTS  General  Sir  Robert Baden-Powell  'has set out to raise $1,250,000 for the  ,boy  scout  movement.    He  has  not  yet made' a public appeal, but will do  iso later on.  ITAX BACHELORS  AND THE CHILDLESS  |Their Incomes Subject to Additional  Levy  Under Austrian  Law.  VIENNIA, Feb. 28.���������After a parliamentary  wrangle  continuing  over  year the new income tax bill has  been finally passed.  | The new law; will exempt altogether more than half a million of  the present taxpayers, but will so  raise the rate of taxation all around  jhat an increased revenue may result.  iThe chief improvement is in favor of  le poor man; the new burdens fall  Jeaviest upon the bachelors, persons  without children, and persons with  Incomes of more than $2,000 a year.  The bachelor tax requires that  such persons having nobody depending upon them will have to pay 15  ������>er cent, income tax. Also persons  laving only one other to provide for,  such as married persons without  :hildren, will be required to pay an  additional 10 per cent.  ;an FLOAT WITH SIX  COMPARTMENTS FULL  BELFAST, Ireland, Feb. 28.���������The  aunching today of the Britannic, the  50,000-ton White  Star liner, marked  ,n important    development    in contraction  so  far as' engineering  inr  ;?enuity can ensure it.    The  Britannic, intended for    the trans-Atlantic  ervice,  had only    been    laid  down  vhen the Titanic  disaster occurred,  >hd the plans of the new liner were  lmost completely remodelled.  A complete inner skin extends to a  AN OVERSEAS TOUR.  Prince Likely to Start Out for Canada and Australia This Year.  LONDON, Feb. 28.���������The King  and Queen and their advisers are  very busy at present considering plans  for foreign visits and tours by the  Prince of Wales. The heir-apparent is leaving the matter entirely in  the hands of his mother, and father,  and it is understood the quetsion now  at issue is whether he shall visit Canada, India or Australia first,.  It is reported, as almost certain  that the Canadian tour will be selected, and that his royal highness  will visit the Dominion this year.  King May Buy Canadian Estate.  It is  also  known  in  court  circles  ... C>  that the purchase of real estate in the  Dominion is contemplated by the  King. -  Much money has been saved from  the rent coming from the Duchy of  Lancaster, and it is this money that  is likely to be invested in Canada.  It was at first the intention of the  King to purchase an estate for his  son in Norfolk, near Sandringham,  but the land legislation of Mr. Lloyd  George has caused this scheme to be  abandoned.  The proposed Canadian tour would  also include a visit to the United  States. Queen Mary's desire is that  before the Prince goes on any tour  to the colonies the question of whom  'he is to marry shall be- finally decided.    ��������� "(���������''']7'::'  NEWS OF THE DAY        I  MARTIN DOWN WITH  WALKING TYPHOID FEVER  Famous British Columbian Laid Up  in New York Hospital With  Mysterious Sickness.  NEW YORK, Feb. 28.���������Joseph  Martin, M. P. for East St. Pancras,  in the British House of Commons,  and one time premier of British Columbia, who has been ill in Mount  Sinai hospital here for the past two  or three weeks, suffered' a relapse  this morning.  Dr. Vineberg, his physician, says  that it looks as though Mr. Martin  was suffering from walking typhoid,  which would necessitate his confinement to the hospital for some time.  Mr. Martin, while on his way to  England to be present at the opening  of parliament, first took ill in Toronto, but the attack was trifling.  From there he came to New York,  where his complaint developed more  seriously, and, under the advice of  physicians, he entered Mount Sanai  hospital, where he now is.  Mr. Martin's friends in England  have been wiring to various addresses  in search of him. .ul  ��������� ���������������������������.���������  ALL-ALASKA SWEEPS  TO BE RUN IN APRIL  The All-Alaska sweepstakes, 412  miles, from Nome to Candle and return, will take' place in April. The  contestants ��������� in the long races must  finish with the same dogs and equipment as at the start. If a dog is disabled he; must be carried on the  sledge. Winners in either of the dog  Derbys are honored for the remainder of their lives.  NEW WEST VANCOUVER  FERRY IS LAUNCHED  On Thursday evening, in the presence of a large number of interested  spectators, at the Vancouver Shipyards, Ltd., West Vancouver No. 5,  which is destined for service on the  West Vancouver-Vancouver ferry  run, was launched and duly christened by Elizabeth Lawson, daughter  of the reeve of West Vancouver.  The ferry will be completed and  ready for operation on April 15. H>;i  carrying capacity will be ,200 pajseh-  gers, a length of 90 feet and a beam  of 16 feet. She will have a speed  estimated at 12 miles per hour and  will cost $25,000.  REGINA, Feb. 28.���������An arrangement has been made by the Saskatchewan Grain .Growers' Association  for the executive to act as purchasing or marketing agents for all cooperative associations in the province,  incorporated under the act recently  passed. The government at Regina  is endeavoring to interest the various small grain growers' associations in this co-operative movement,  as it is believed that the farmers will  save considerable money by marketing and purchasing through such a  medium.  Over $17,000,000 worth of building  work was done in Saskatchewan during last year. Among the cities the  report shows that Regina leads the  way; buildings being erected to the  value of $5,745,950; Moose Jaw coming second with $4,542,270.  The provincial government has  adopted a novel way of improving  roads in the province. Prizes are  given for the roads showing the best  use? of the road drag. Over $3,200  was paid our. during 1913 in prize  money and the expenditure was far  more than justified.  Pauperism in Great Britain has  reached, the lowest figure,' both in  actual numbers and in proportion to  population, known for many years;  A DETECTIVE'S ADVICE  Before employing a Pri-  ' vate Detective, if you don't  know your man, ask your  legal adviser.  JOHNSTON, the Secret  Service Intelligence Bureau. Suite 103-4  319 Pender St., W.  Vaacouver, B. C.  Ask jour dragfrttt Ibr  It If ht cannot suppl  tbe KAitVKL. accept" r_  other, tat send ���������tamo for Ulas*  tratod bookrHfwM. It stvts at.  ptrtlcnlm and diwettons ItroloaMt  to lad!M.Wnq>SOfi8PFFl,Y CO.,Wlo4w>r. Out  ��������� >t ���������j^OmwntFM^ni* for Canada-  New.  one  Our next directory closes on  March 10th, 1914  AH changes of name, address^  also for advertising, must be in on  or before that date.  ������  For any further information  call  CONTRACT DEPARTMENT   .  Seymour 6070  COLUMBIA TELEPHONE  Company, Limited  1 < 'ii  r*i  HMIMMMM������MMM������IMIMM������MI>MMMW������MMMt  Phone Seymour 943  Davies & Sanders  General Contractors  55-66 DAVIS CHAMBERS    ::   615 HASTINGS ST. W.  V������tiit'H"H:HvW'W'H'������<'^  1=  ii.������  l">  13500  Horse  Power  Turbine  it  < ���������  I  r  13500  Horse  Power  Turbine  The Spirit of the Time Demands  BEIJABLE,   SAFE,   EOONOMTOAl^   K)WER  Stave Lake Power is Dependable and Economical  By harnessing the Great Stave River we have made it possible to generate 100,000 horse power of electrical energy at our Stave Falls Plant,  the Biggest Electrical Feat in Western Canada.  100,000 HORSE POWER  Or half as'much again as the combined connected load in steam and electricity in Vancouver today, a fact of great significance to local industries  <  4  ������     -  t  '            r  1  i  4  l    .  ���������    4  '  4  ������  4  ������>  4  I  ������  '   ,  4>  ������  r  4  ft  4  ���������  4  i  r          ������  4  *  ���������       V  4  ���������  4  ������  4  '  p  4  .  .,     .    ���������-  4  i  .     4  i  <  i  4  i  ���������.'4  i  4  '  ���������j  t  4  ���������  ���������  4  4  '  <  ���������  <  ���������  ���������  ���������  4  ���������  <  ���������  '   4  4  ���������  4  '       <  <  4  4  ���������  ���������  >   ���������  J    '            -  4  ���������  4  ���������  4  ��������� ���������  4  ���������  4  1  ���������  ���������  <  ���������  4  <  ���������"       <  <  <  4  <  ���������'     .    <  4  4  <  1  ������  4  ���������  ���������  ���������  >  ���������  i  i  ���������  ���������  >  -  ���������  ���������  ���������'   ,:  i  i  Offices: 603-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg.  Phone: Seymour 47/0  R. F. HAY WARD, General Manager  WESTERN CANADA POWER CO., Ltd,  JOHN   MONTGOMERY, Contract Agent  P.O. Drawer 1415  Vancouver, B.C  i  11 II Hill II M-tt-f M11-M ���������iHfJ-tJ-"-"jUUU r " ������ '���������'���������t���������t '.i.i mi ������ff iiiiiliiM iiimnni i t i,!.������*���������������** n t���������t,j.,t ini.t.sss.s.i ��������� iimii ���������'���������ii.iii t���������i i i t i ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� t . i w . ������ m i, i ���������������������������i.i.i, i..i,t,i if j * 2 &"*���������   1 i'-  pyr*-  ���������T v*>,r  m^mi**it *  m-iiiitu~niaai.|yi���������HU W'1-U...VLailiaB  RmwRMRHiB������nnHiHi  THE WESTERN GALL.  *  ������������������H,.M"H'**^H-^H"H-*M"H������*������K' ^���������;'.8.������.l..t-i"l":"lM|.������.|i.l..|..H'l-H"M"t"t"l't  Wilson's Drug Store  :: Main ami Sixteenth)  Phone Fairmont 505  Friday, March 6,1914  BRITISH COLUMBIA NEWS  4 ?      *3t������$<*$������<>������������������$t<l������M$M3������������g������������$M^^  REWARD FOR RADIUM.  Read below a partial list. These prices are not lor Friday and  Saturday, but aire good seven days a week and delivered to your door.  Send us your Prescription Work and save money. These are cash  prices: ', ��������� ���������������������������.":������������������.'���������,."'  ^'        4   .  Abbey's Salts, regular. 60c and 25c for................  Allenbury's Foods, regular $1, 65c, 50c, 35c......  Horlick's Food, regular $3.75, $1.00, 50c;.............  Nestle's Food, regular 50c for.......���������...- ......  Benger's Food, regular $1.00, 50c for......   Reindeer Brand Milk, regular 20c ...���������  Minard's Liniment, regular 25c.....-.-..���������.......   Elliman's Embrocation, regular 35c���������   5(0c......i.������._..   ........50c and 20c  80c, 50c. 40, 2Sc  ....$3.50, 85c, 456  ��������� 4II������M1> *.t������M.������������Tl#C  .......���������..i....90c, 45c  l**4>4t������**4i4>41K4|4>l,������*4l.4������4>***4|* | VV  ������H*������4i4i4iB4B������������4.4>4������*4B#41*4|4.at*l������ttB4BB^#'^#  .*4������.*l,S.*������KI44.._*4������*B.M*4������>t>^9C  ...r.......L75c, 40e  ><*4IS*4t������*������4>4ial>*B*4tB414>������>4lBBlf VV  ��������� ������������������������.���������.*���������...4..���������f4>4l4i4>4h>������** IVV  >#4b*4fe*V#4*B**41������**#4>|tV*ltB4i4i*4T    V1*^  Scott's Emulsion, regular $1:   ^  Peruna, regular $1.00 . ....v..i.E.���������;...���������... ....  Burdock Blood Bitters, regular U.00 i ...........  Pinkham's Vegetable Compound, $1.00...t....................  Mennen's Talcum, regular 35c...... .��������� ..........���������.���������. 16c  Carter's Pills, regular 25c ;. .......  ..........15c  Herppicide, regular $1.00,...  _ 76c  Formamlnt Tablets, regular 75c.............   ...80c  Castoria, regular 35c .; ������-..���������.���������...;....  ���������.2Se  ' Cuticura Soap, regular 35c...   .25c  Hospital Absorbent Cotton, regular 50)���������1 35c  Lavonna de Compqsa Hair Tonic, regular $1.25 $1.00  Ferrol Emulsion, regular $1.00     75c  Ayer's Sarsaparilla, regular $1.00   ......85c  Eno's Salts, regular $1.00   65c  Gin Pills, regular 50c    ...... 35c  Dodd's Pills, regular 50c ........... _......... ...:...._     . . 35c  :: p. A. Wilson. Prop,     formerly at Main and Broadway ::  t-M 111I'M 1' IiI V<t t<l'M"l'������'!��������� l'H<* 't������l������������WMWWI'WtHHW  Kamloopo'Vancouvor Meat Co., Ltd.  Oor. Main and Powell St*. 1849 Main Street  Phone Seymour 6561 Phone Fair. 1814  For Choice Meats  of large variety and reasonable prices, this house  cannot be excelled.   It stands to the very front.  ��������� M"H 'M'������������������*-MI������4'4'4"������*������������'M"M'������   ���������������������������������������!��������������� i-l"l"M"t"l������l"H������l"H"l"������'l'M''I l"!-!  :  T. S. Baxter  .Peter Wright  FURNITURE  Complete House  Furnishers  Agents for Ostermoor ****  <  Resttnore rtsttressss  Davenport Bed  BAXTER & WRIQHT   1  (Successors to Hutching* Furniture Co.)  Ptione Seymour 771 416 Main Street ;  i<H'<'������'i-������"l'<"l"l"l"l"' ���������'���������*++<  fl^.lI������������������^M^l,|���������l^l,^.l^MtM^Mtl.^.i,Ill^ntl^i.In^n^MI,l^l,^,ln|^ll^n^l^l,|M^M)M^,^MIM^l^,,^,iil^n|MlM^l,I���������l||l^,l^���������,^ll|���������  SNA PI  50x100, corner 29th Ave. and  St. Catharines Street, modem  7-room house.  YOUR OWN PRICE FOR CASH  APPLY WESTERN CALL  MS^MS^*������^*SM>!MSM$M3*^N$*H  i,.|.,H"|-H'������1"H''t4  Five Thousand Dollars Waiting for  " the First to Find This Invaluable  Curative Element.  There is a reward of $5,000 waiting  for the person who first discovers  redium within the province���������or there  will be as soon as a bill which was  introduced by the Premier receives  the royal assent.  Thcbill is designed to conserve any.  deposits of radium-bearing ores which  may be discovered, and gives the  lieutenant-governor in council power  to place a reserve on all radium and  maintain it during pleasure.  The lieutenant-governor in council  may make rules and regulations for  the exploration, occupation and pur.  chase of radium-bearing ore lands and  for conserving and developing ra'dium,  and make provision for a crown interest of not over one-half in all  radium produced and for a royalty.  CARIBOO IS RICH IN  THE PRECIOUS METAL  South Shore Lumber Co.  LIMITED  ��������� Lumber Manufacturers  1 Front St, Foot of Ontario St.  ��������� PHONE Fairmont 154        VANCOUVER, B. C. -< *  ��������� Mil n-i'i"M������|i������i-iniMi.t m i .i..> f i m i i..|..i;t.it..|. r..|..M.i|i.iiii|.'������'j"ii Mi 1.4  Resident of District   Says  There Is  Much More Gold There Than Was  Ever Taken Out.  , "There is at least ten times more  gold in the Cariboo country than has  been taken out," declared Mr. Robert  Borland, of Keithey Creek, B. C, who  is at the Hotel St. Francis. He has  lived in the Cariboo territory for fifty  years and knows nearly everylfo'ot of  it. His present visit to the city is to  purchase supplies for prospectors who  will seek new gold areas in the Cariboo.  "Many of the creeks are still rich in  gold and many of the abandoned  workings could be made to pay with  modern machinery and methods," he  continued. "One obstacle to successful development is that many mining  limits are being held for speculative  purposes and not for mining." The  owners comply with the mining regulations and nothing more. They, do  not intend to put any of their own  moriey into development, but are  waiting for another mining boom in  order to sell out at a high figure.  This is bad for the district."    <  Mr. Borland said the completion of  the Grand Trunk Pacific and Pacific  Great Eastern railways should aid in  the development of the Cariboo country. At the present the nearestAfail-  way was the C. P. R��������� at Ashfcroft,  over 180 miles from Keithey Creek.  Getting in supplies was expensive at  present.':' ������������������������������������"        "   '-"   *"���������'       ���������: ���������<���������'������������������  He said that when he first arrived  at Victoria in 1862 it was a very Small  place. Vancouver did not exist. The  Cariboo gold rush was on then and  he proceeded there on foot, remaining there ever since. ;  f '���������������������������.������������������������  4.000 TONS OF ORIS  AWAITING SHIPMENT  Hwelton Mines Working Well���������The  prince George Brings Three Cdr>  ]o*ds South.  ������������������_'  Fpur thousand tons of silver ore  are now stored in the bunkers of the  Silver Standard mines, located nine  miles from Hazeltoh, awaiting shipment south to Trail via Pririce^Rupert  and Vancouver. This word is brought  to Vancouver by Capt.^Donald, njas-  ter of thT^Gr T7 p.iteamer Prince  George, in port yesterday from the  north- These mines are proving rich  and the ore is made to run at $132 to  the ton.  For the past, eight or nine months  the Silver Standard mines have been  doing considerable work, and at the  present time they are in full swing.  The G. T. P. is moving the ore .over  its steel as rapidly as possible and the  steamers flying the house flag of that  company are carrying it from Prince  Rupert to Vancouver. The Prince  George brought south three carloads  on her last voyage. All the ships are  handling big shipments. So far the  Prince Albert holds the record for the  big cargo, loading five carloads at  Rupert on her last call there.  ��������� I f| >l< 111' I-11111! 11 V H-M-H-fr  Pri fl ii 110* Terminal City Press, Ltd.  I    1 111 1111^    2408 Westminster Rd. Phone Fairmoat 1140  Grip and Password |  4J������>H������fr������H^H"H'4'4"K'fr^  ALEXANDRA HIVE, L.O.T.M.  At the last meeting of Alexandra  Hive, L. O. T. M., three of the commanders of local hives, Mrs. Turn-  bull, Mrs. Pascoe and Mrs. Kallefl-  burg, were present and briefly addressed the meeting, the largest .of  the present term. Mrs. Griffin, ex-  deputy supreme commander,! and  Mrs. Danforth,. Mrs. Findlay and  Mrs. E. Tubmant of Moose Jaw, were  also visitors. Six new members were  initiated during the evening. Mrs.  E. Townley, 647 Broadway cast, was  installed as record keeper, vice Mrs.  L. Harris, who left for Toronto during the week. The helping hand  committee will meet at the residence  of Mrs. Metcalf, 42 Thirteenth ave-.  nue west, on the afternoon of Thursday, March 5. At the conclusion of  the meeting the members served re-  freshments.  ������������������H^^^^^^^H'^H^H^W^^^W^'H^^^^*^^  If we do not already supply your   f  requirements for  er  Paper Bags  t  ::  ::  <���������>.  ,  etc.  : ���������  ' t * .-'     y ���������   o  You should send for our samples  and prices.  It will pay you to buy  your supplies from us  ��������� .'���������"' .'-WIS.'ALSO. -CA^Y  Drug Papers  Fruit Papers  Toilet Papers  Wooden Pie Plates  ���������::  ::  4.  ���������������  , Oyster Pails  Prompt 4^ivery to any part of the city.  t  & Wright, Ltd.  Corner Homer and Davie Streets  Telephone Seymour 9565  * Vancouver, B. C.  ::  4^������{*^M2^H^4K*4^4^^^^t^^M^*2*^*4S*^,$MS^i43ft^M3M'I'a ^**3*<������^^4W*<^^.^I^*4^*<^S>^^^^*^>*I^*1*4^1<4*<$'*C*'1',1,4**������>*  rxVVV  m


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