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 W^^^&^'t'fiS^.  Published In the Interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  lilllSiiiiiftlliii^^^B  VOLUME V.  VANCOUVER, ^British 0GLtmBlAi APRIL 3, 1914  r  Sectionalism in Vancouver--  Transcontinental  Springford Discovers Mare's Nest in South Vancouver Water Dept.  --See Page .Seven  SECTIONALISM IN VANCOUVER  ���������|.i������iii.,t.t.i|..|..|..|.|iit.|ii|.ii������ii'.t'-i'i't'iii'i'i'iM|.i|i.ti.|.itii.ii..H>*t  v ������������������-  V.  GET BUST.  Spring is here, and the workingmen  of the city feel that work on all public  tajiprovenients should start at once.  lie city council has been paring estimates, etc., and things generally are  being held up.. Get down to business,  please, and start the works up so that  the laboring man may have a chance to  accumulate a little of the coin of the  realm before winter puts a stop to  things again.. This has been a hard  winter, and activity in all lines of  necessary work and improvements can  not come too quickly.  4   I  l|.l%l ������S>4fr4fr.}M}ll$l>3������4}nJ4H3������4JM|Mfr.fr ||l |fr |jl l|l ||| |fr lft 4^M^44^44^mJ������^I  ���������'I want to tell the citizens of Vancouver that  there is not one bit of work being held up on account of the estimates." said Mayor Baxter at  the opening of the special council meeting Wed-  neaday- !"VFe have more picks going at this  season of the year in Vancouver this yep than  ������ver before in the history of the c^yl^e/iif'that be  well known. The contractors have already their  material on the ground for over $650,000 worth of  pavingi'That kind of criticism does nobody any  good, and it is not in accordance with the facts."  l4. >Theaboveis MayorBaxter?������ reply to whath������i  now become almost universal criticism, and which'  finds expression in the quotation from B. C. F������d-  erationists which heads this article.  And Mayor Baxter speaks the truth. AH the  same there is a very strong feeling that more  work might be begun at once. For nearly 18  mouths all public civic work in Greater Vancouver has been shut down, and any needless delay, now that financial conditions are better, will  seriously rebound to the discredit of those who  may be the cause of it.  There should be a strenuous effort made on  the part of all public bodies to hasten this year's  civic work-  The factious delays caused by Mr. Gold and  his coterie of large vacant land holders is resulting in a serious condition in South Vancouver.  Men and women who have bravely fought through  a long siege of wageless winter months are be-'  ginning to despair as the fine spring days pass  ^withoula vtapcf woxk anywhereJn the municipal-,  ",-lfiy- :.'. ��������� '..'��������� '.'���������" ���������.  But perhaps the most aggravating and sense*  jess feature of the situation is the outbreak of  sectionalism, caused by the city discharging all  men at work who do not reside within the city  ''limits.; ; -;-.: ;'  We have never heard of such a flagrant example of peanut politics before. ,  ' Supposing South Vancouver should retaliate  and" discharge all the teachers in her public schools  who don't reside within the municipality. Suppose South Vancouver school board should decline to purchase any supplies from jobbers or  tradesmen whose places of business are outside  of South Vancouver. The municipality is certainly big enough to take care of itself. Vancouver council ought to be heartily ashamed of  itself, and do works meet for repentance at once.  ANOTHER MARE'S NEST  Clerk Springford has discovered another  mare's nest. True, he waited until Joe Mullett  was on the ocean before springing it. The water  department must be investigated because of a deficit of $35,000.  There is hardly a person who has taken any  active concern in South Vancouver matters who  has not known all along that the water system  was not at present a paying investment. The  municipality has put down a plant large enough  for a city of 150,000 people. She has at present  about 35>000 and a large percentage of them are  up against it. Something like $20,000 is due and  Lnnpaid by water users for 1913.  ���������';'���������'���������'"' That this mare's nest should be sprung now  can be accounted for by only one motive and that  not a nice one-  Mr. Gold backs this so-called discovery of  deficit with a motion for a "committee of investigation." It reminds us of Charles Yerkes, the  Chicago street E.E. bandit. When the fight for  better service was at its height Charles Yerkes  presented the city of Chicago with the largest  telescope in the. world in order, it was hinted,  that the Chicago gaze might be diverted from the  Chicago streets and ears to the far off planets/  Is the Springford-Gold combine after the same  game?  B\>  >priator8"Ybal]  Tl ot may Ofi&r.i Qi \ ^}  'g^ypWZftWaniiary, 19147  iat  N/r*  no*  ������t uo  [tion  .Miae  go  the  >f  ^SUPPORT m ULSTERS      >  ������������������ v'..^;N- : "������������������:���������������������������'.  LlI^BLE-BOPIEBMEN who havlfbeen'  trailed to Arm������and vVboaro prepared to support  tho Loyaltew. of Ulster in rna j.ast ilstrbh jtt aro  in vUedjo_8jQd their naju^ and addi*cs6es to  O. AVKACDX>NALD. JAxzofC^  -_    , Hob. Asoot British league.  M tJCK AIRWT TA FMl/lLT.  CALL TO THE CLAN MoDONALD  Com]  TO!  Ugly Feelings at Ottawa  Ottawa, March 26.���������Very bad feeling is maturing in the Canadian House of Commons  over the strained relations in Ireland. Hon. Bod.. Lemieux and Mr. Frank Carvel, M.F., went  out of their way on "Friday night to. attack Hon: "Frank Cochrane for having attended the Carson banquet in London, Eng. It was with some difficulty that Conservatives restrained themselves, as the attack had nothing to do with the subject under discussion. This is the third attack  of the same sort in three days. It is true that seventy per cent of the Liberal members are  Roman Catholic. That it is also true that over sixty pec cent, of the Conservatives are Protestant., The preponderance,in the Liberal ranks is out of proportion to their importance in Canada. It will not permit ^f the loading lights of tfce Liberal party-^w*iroraing in tbi* way upon-  the self restraint of the government benches.  Dome Rule Anomalies  The men who would not coerce the Transvaal want to coerce Ulster.  The men who would not slay a brother Boer would slay a brother Briton.  The men who want peace at any price   are eager for bloodshed in Ireland.  The men who idolize local autonomy would use the Crown forces to make a million ultra-loyalists submit to a parliament they detest. t <  The men who tamely take their orders from John Redmond are furious over what they  call the "dictation" of soldiers who will not shoot down their friends.  The men who claim they are as loyal as anybody, when overtaken in a blunder, denounce the King, the army and navy, Lord Roberts, Admiral Lord Charles Beresford, the primate of England and men whose services for their, country have made them nationalheroes.  Utest from Ulster  April 2.���������This is the brightest day for Ulster inmany _years.__All parties^eem how��������� tou  recognize tbWitw^ --"Protestants���������caii them bigots if you  will���������-under the heel of Rome.  At the first attempt made to prepare for coercion it became abundantly evident to the  British Government that to proceed on that line meant to set, not only Britain, but the Empire  ablaze from end to end with civil war. It was an anxious moment, but better counsels have prevailed and today it looks as if Ireland would haveHome Rule on a federal basis���������that is Ulster completely excluded as the Protestants have constantly asserted was tbe only solution they would accept. The acceptance of the War Office by Mr. Asquith makes a peaceful solution almost a certainty. -������������������"������������������' - :; <������������������������������������'������������������   ; - ���������  Chili Has Biggest Copper Mine in World  In 1911 the Guggenheims sent Pope Yeatman  and a corps of assistant engineers to report on  the Chiguicamata copper ore bodies, after having  turned them down upon expert advice 10 years  previously.  Yeatman reported favorably if operators were  prepared for enormous outlay first. Options were  taken, and enough drilling done to assure more  than 200,000,000 tons of over 2 per cent, copper  ore. The net estimated profit, distributed over  50 years or more, is said to be at least $350,000,-  000. To obtain this sum $800,000,000 will be paid  out during the 50 years, of which about half will  go to the people of Chili.  The mine lies in the Province of Antofogosta  at an elevation of about 9,500 feet. The mountains are terribly rugged and difficult of access.  There is practically no vegetation, and it rains  there once in 15 years.  Stupendous difficulties lay in the way of making this proposition pay, and it is said that the  property had gone a begging amongst mining  magnates for over 100 years.  The work, however, has now been undertaken. A railroad has been built and a power  plant established at sea level with a transmission  of 86 miles. One contract has been let in New  York which alone calls for $3,020,500 expenditure.  Shiploads of supplies are on the way and engineers are leaving New York continually. More  than 1500 men are now on the spot building the  plant.  The ore will be treated by leaching instead of  by smelting, and there will be six acid-proof tanks  of 10,000 tons each- A twelve-inch pipe will bring  have set the whole works in motion is Pope ������Yeat-  man at a salary of $100,000 a year, and the job has  gone a-begging for 100 years. Buck up, Mr. Mining College student, there is always room at the  top.  PANAMA TOLLS REPEAL BILL  Washington, March 31.���������The first round of  the legislative battle for the repeal of the Panama  Canal Act exempting American vessels from the  payment of tolls was fought out in the House of  Representatives today. It was a spectacular  struggle, with several speeches of the spread-  eagle order. Champ Clark was particularly funny  in the old time role of tail-twister to His Majesty.  Underwood also, the majority leader, and other  Democratic chieftains, did all they could to forestall what was termed the "unquestioned degradation" of the Nation. Champ Clark, the speaker  of the House, and a member thereof for nearly  22 years, made the speech of his life. But nothing  could stem the flow of President Wilson's success. -  Today's doings are regarded as a great personal; triumph for President Wilson, greater than  any he as yet achieved, and it may be added that  great masses of the nation considers it a triumph  for national righteousness.  The repeal bill goes to the Senate tomorrow,  where the fight will be renewed with undiminished  vigor. Every thinkable appeal will be made to  the selfish spirit of the nation, but it looks today  as -if the better feelings of the nation would prevail and what the whole world outside of the  | United States deem a blot on our national honor  forever washed away-  j water from 40 miles away.   Two townsites have  ! been laid out, and the man whose brain and heart  STRONG PROTESTANT MOVEMENT  Headed by Protestant Episcopal  Church, Washington, D. C.  SERMON BY DR. McKIM  The United States of America have hitherto  generally been considered strongly Protestant.  The Republican National convention of 1913  was opened with prayer by a Romish priest. The  Democratic National convention of 1913 was  opened with prayer by a Romish priest. November 9-23, 1913, two weeks' "lectures for Non-  Catholics" were given in St. Patrick's church,  Washington, D. C.,. in which Romanism was exalted and Protestantism decried. A Pan-American mass was celebrated on Thanksgiving day, attended by President Wilson, members, of his cabinet and other high officials. A fierce attack was  made on one of the daily papers for publishing,  matter not acceptable to Romanists. The paper  was boycotted and it' was currently reported that  the proprietors had been brought to their knees.  After this combination of events it seemed fitting  that Protestants should bear a public testimony  to their loyality to Reformation principles and  against the perversions and corruptions of Romanism.  It was decided to hold a Union, Protestant  service in the new National theatre, one of the  largest audience rooms in the city of Washing-  ton, D.C., and t$e Rev R. H. McKim, DJ>., rector  of the Church of the Epiphany (Protestant Epis- .  copal), was invited to apeak on the, subject.  "Why we are Protestants; Reasons for the Separation from Rome."  Rev. Wallace Radeliffe, D.P., Presbyterian;  Rev. Roland Ckjtton Snpth^������.I>.r Pm������������tant ������p^  copal; Rev. J. J. Muir, <jp.J>., Baptist; Rev. WVR.  Wedderspoon, p.p., Methodist, and Rev. Charles  F. Steck, P.D., Lutheran, acted as a committee of  arrangements.  The meeting was announced for Sunday after*  noon, December 14, 1913, and so great was the  crowd disappointed at not getting in that the  police services were required to handle the people.  The chairman, Rev. Wallace Radcliffe, in introducing the speaker, Pr. McKim, said:���������  One* of the greatest events in history is the  Reformation.  One of the greatest names among men is that  of Martin Luther.  One of the best words inthe English language  is Protestant.  We thank God for the Protestant Reformation. It is a protest against supreme and ecclesiastical oppression, and to the headship of Jesus  Christ, and to the responsibility of each individual.-    -- -   --    ���������  -        There is also another great name in the English language���������America.  It stands for personal and religious liberty.  It asserts distinctly and unequivocally a separation of Church and State.  We have had a great many individuals about  us in the last few years who have been endeavoring to have us give up the position both on doctrine and on activity which we bold, and winter  after winter we have had this persistent appeal to  those whom they call non-Catbolics. Heretofore  we have been quiet; but we think that it is about  time to speak out on this subject; and there has  been asignificant impression all over the country  that it is about time that, without any antagonism,  without any bitter feeling, but intellectually and  earnestly, we should say why we are not Roman  Catholics.  And we are fortunate that our answer is to be  made this afternon by one who is a Christian gentleman, an intelligent and accomplished and devoted Protestant minister, and I am glad to pre-  (Continued on Page 4)  BARON ROTHSCHILD AT JERUSALEM  Benjamin Ben Jacob-Baron Rothschild has  been visiting Jerusalem and our correspondent  there sends us the following:  No more splendid ovation could have been accorded a royalty than was spontaneously provided by the loyal hearts of Jewry to Baron de  Rothschild on Tuesday, February 17.' The enormous dimensions of the crowds along the whole  route exceeded all expectations; it was evident  that all classes of Hebrews were unanimously determined to give their benefactor a sincere and  cordial welcome to Jerusalem.  The huge concourse   no   doubt   represented  (Continued Page 5)  Another Lie Nailed  South Vancouver, April!���������The difference of opinion in the council in regard "to the Main Street pavement will make no difference in the bank loan,  according to the statement of the manager of the  Bank of Commerce to a committee this afternoon.  April 3���������Yesterday at midnight, Torreon fell completely into the hands of Villa, the Federal troops  being in full flight.  f L v>;y  ,* ,    5    a J 1  THE WESTERN CALL.  FnVfy April 3, 1914  Law ^ Druggist  Wants to See ta  Lee Building,        Broadway and Main  Phone Fairmont 790  THE BORDEN GOVERNMENT AT WORK  Our  Soda Fountain  is now open  Chocolats des  Aristocrates  Nuts, Hard Centres, Cream  Centres, Fruits in  Liqueur, Jelly Centres  and Bonne Douche (the most  delicate of nil creamy centres.)  All enveloped ia a thick coat-  ipjr of rich pure chocolate.  Neilson dipping does not tneatt  a thin coating of chocolate, but a.  lavish, heavy coating of pure .undiluted chocolate.  One Dollar and Twenty-five  Cents the Pound  CvvCDwcoiatrq  THAT ARE  Law the Druggist  PHONE FAIRMONT;WW  (At it bere aince 1900)  (A Trust Company)  ttWs  Why not make a point of becoming acquainted with us?  Our service is just what you require to still further facilitate  your, own business. We have  the equipment to serve and the  willingness to serve well.  Qose.1 it itOO O'ClocH oo Jatirfiyi  AGREEMENTS  .concern  Short,  Lo4&r\*j  Mtkdt  MUNT/i! f  HON. MR. FOSTER DOES  MUCH FOR FARMERS  ?)'\'f ~'.bJ.) C.<vnt ,.  ...  . J������W  Specially insured against burglary  and hold-ups.:  NOTARY PUBLIC   .  Dow, Fraser & Co.  LIMITED  317-321 Cambie Street  2313 Main Street  Between 7th and 8th Avea.  McKay Station, Burnaby  Wonderful Record    for    Only Two  Years of Office  The Government, in two years of  office, has gone far to give the farmers of Canada a system of government owned and operated terminal  and transfer elevators. As the Hon.'  Mr. Foster pointed out, after fifteen'  years, of power the Liberals left office but did not leave to the farmers  of Canada a government owned terminal elevator.  There is now at Port Arthur,  owned and operated by the government, the finest terminal elevator in  Canada, and which this season has already handled over seven million  bushels of grain. There is under construction government owned storage  elevators at Mose Jaw and Saskatoon, and contracts are. being called  for another at Calgary. Arrangements have been made to locate a  government owned and operated terminal and transfer elevator at Vancouver, and at Port'Nelson the plans  have been accepted for another to  handle the grain via the Hudson's  Bay route  In the East.  Coming east, there is a government  owned transfer elevator at Port Col-  borne at the entrance to the Welland  canal, and at the winter ports of Halifax and St John are to be found elevators owned and operated by the  government. At Montreal and Quebec are also elevators appointed by  the government. 4n two years the  government has given to the farmer  a chain of government owned and  operated elevators, guaranteeing; to  the producers honest handling of  their exports, and to the purchasers  a guarantee of grades.  On Hudson's Bay.  On the situation when the Hudson's  Bay Railway is opened, the-Minister  of Trade and Commerce said:  "If it is a success you will have a  government owned railway that will  carry grain from the West up. to  Hudson's Bay; you will have a government elevator there which will  transfer the grain, and you will have  terminal points at Saskatoon and at  Moose Jaw, which, in connection with  the transfer elevator, makes completed machinery for storing and  transferring your grain on to the  boats. Every Vbit of that is V under  absolute government control. There  is one of the highways and outlets by  which���������for a quarter of a ^century  back it has been prophesied ���������the  grain of the Northwest will be carried. That is nearing fulfillment, and  when it is fulfilled there will be a  government terminal and transfer  elevator, and: government operation  of both of them at that great proposed seaport and outlet for the grain  of the Northwest'       v  : On the Pacific coast an almost similar condition will prevail. At Calgary will be the government terminal  storage. elevator, and at Vancouver  a government owned; and _, operated  elevator. By this means the farmers  of. Alberta will be^ protected' in their  grain exports.  The old route by the Great Lakes  is now, or soon will be, under government control. Already is there  the great government elevator at the  head of the lakes, and Mr. Foster  pointed out what was being done  along this route.  New Legislation.  "I think," said Hon. Mr. Foster,  "to introduce legislation this year  by which the Grain Commission will  be given such powers as are absolutely necessary" in order that they  may guarantee the safe carriage of  the grades of grain that are certified  at Fort William through to the seaboard, and see that they are placed on  the steamers which will carry them  to the old country. ' That cannot be  done now, as our system is not com  plete. We have a transfer elevator  at Port Colborne, built and operated  by the government, which will be a  guarantee that all the grain that  comes from Fort William certified  and graded, will be honestly handled  and transferred to the vessels which  will take it further down in order to  ship it to the old country. That is a  gain. When you come down to Halifax and St. John, our two ocean ports  we find in each a government elevator, run, owned and operated by the  government, and under the supervision of government officials. I think  that constitutes a piece of machinery  which is admirable in its mechanism,  which is very widely distributed in  its strength." .  HON. MARTIN BURRELL ON  GRAIN STRENGTHENING  Minister of Agriculture Gives It  Special Attention.  Since Hon. Martin Burrell became  Minister of Agriculture he has greatly  strengthened every branch of his de-  been particularly strengthened is the  seed branch.  At the present time arangements  are being made for a more thorough  inspection of the seed trade to secure  observance of the* Seed Control Act.  A new feature of the inspection work  this season will be investigation into  the sources of supply for Canadian  seed grown corn. The farmers in  Southwestern Ontario who have seed  corn for sale will be visited by the inspectors to secure information regarding methods adopted for drying  and stowing seed corn, the varieties and kind grown, and the general quality so far as can be ascertained. >v  Last year, in carrying out his general policy of closer co-operation with  the provinces, Mr. Burrell extended  it to the seed branch. Seed growing  competitions were held in nearly' all  of the provinces; To meet prizes  both in field competitions and at seed  fairs, the Dominion provides now  two-thirds of the amount awarded.  These competitions have, in addition to creating/large supplies of excellent seed grain and other seeds in  almost every, farming district,: have  served as an excellent object lesson,  and tended to stimulaf interest  among farmers in gerieMujn the ag-s  ricultural practices of jtfieir successful neighbors.  TO WIPPN POWS&S OF  GRAIN COMMISSION  NEW FINANCIAL DAILY  Just as soon as the necessary  machinery can be installed, the  present weekly Journal of Commerce will be turned into a daily  financial and commercial newspaper. A strong company was  formed with the Hon. W. S. Fielding, ex-Finance Minister, at its  head to take over the present  weekly Journal of Commerce.  Mr. Fielding and those associated  with him, believe that the time is  ripe for the publication in Canada of a daily paper devoted exclusively to' financial and commercial matters. The publication  in question will-coyer commerce  and finance in the widest possible  way, including among other  things, banking, stocks and bonds,  municipal debentures, insurance,  transportation, manufacturing  wholesale markets, company reports and other matters pertaining to commerce in the broadest  aspect.  THE YEAR 'BOUND  "It is estimated that since the  introduction of the Sunday newspaper not less than 150,000 compositors and pressmen and others  are kept at work seven days in  the week, 365 days in the year.  A reporter was asked, not long  since, 'Do you have one-seventh  of your time for rest ?' ' No,' said  he, 'nor one-se\fc������ty.seventh. We  have no time, regularly given, that  we can call our own!"  Will Have Jurisdiction Over $Mt������rn  Section--Work Since Inception a  Great Success.  'The extension of the jurisdiction  of the Grain Comission over the JEast-  tern section���������from Port Arthur to the  seaboard���������will be a guarantee to the  farmers that their wheat will reach  the markets of the world without degrading the grades, and the government grade certificate will be a guarantee to the purchaser that the grain  is as represented^: At present there  is a division JDf^authorityuoverveastern  elevators���������some controlled by- harbor boards and the others byv the  Department of Railways and Canals.  The Grain Commission has been  greatly hampered in its work, and  the new legislation will remove this  difficulty. Another reform will��������� be  the extension of the power of the  Grain Commission over leasing of  eastern elevators. At present this  authority is confined to the head of  the lakes, but the new legislation will  extend jurisdiction in this matter over  all Canada.  The work of the Grain Commission  has been a marked success. It lias  justified its creation and has won the  complete confidence of the farmers.  The new legislation conferriiir, additional authority will increase the usefulness of this body.  COST OF VICEJN I). 8. A.  The cost of tolerated vice to  the nation may be viewed under  two heads:  Financial���������In Chicago $15,000,-  000 are devoted to this purpose  annually. This makes an average  per capita'for the city of$7.50 per  year. Upon this basis the 50 cities  of the United States with over  100,000 population will contribute  the sum of $136,4i82,557eeach year  to vice. This is an enormous sum  to set down as "waste."  Depopulation���������One marriage in  every seven in the United States is  sterile. Fifty per cent of the sterility of wives and 25 per cent of  the sterility bf-husbands is attributable to "G." ' A large per cent  of miscarriages and infant mortality is due to "S." "No disease has such a murderous influence on offspring.'' > In France  "S" is responsible for the death  of 20,000 children annually. In  all nations, ages and religions a  vast mass of irregular indulgences  has appeared, which has probably  contributed more than any other  single cause to the misery and degradation of man. Morrow says  "S" is the only disease whicbvis  transmitted in full virulnece to  the offspring."  Thoughtfulness for others, generosity, modesty and self respect  are the qualities which make a  real gentleman.^or- lady, as, distinguished from the veneered article which comonly goes by that  name.���������Thomas Huxley.  Terminal City Press, Ltd.  203=207 Kingsway *  COMMERCIAL  Your Printing Orders will  receive prompt and careful attention.  R H O N E Fai rmont 114o  and ask for our prices. |  ADVERTISE IN THE WESTERN CALL  Office of THE WESTERN CALL  203-207 KINGSWAY, CorT 8th Ave.  Commercial Drive and 14th Avenue  Groceries  4. P. Sinclair; Prop.   Pf|Q|)(I  HOUSEMOIO U)ODS-   OFFICE MJRNiniRfc  CHINA'S  NEW  EDUCATION  For twenty-five hundred years the  people of China have been ignorant  of all learning except that of the  Chinese writers]. ��������� Only the higher  classes have had this learning, the  vast majority of the people being unable to read and write. Official positions have been conditioned upon the  passing of examinations in this antiquated lore.  During the past few years all this  has been changed, and the greatest intellectual movement in the history of  the world is in rapid progress among  China's four hundred millions. The  old time examinations are abolished,  and some of the ancient examination stalls are torn down, the bricks  being used to build modern schools.  Hereafter all candidates for public office must pass an examination in  western. learning. They may use any  language they please in the examinations, and some use English.  The movement is under the direc  tion of a central board of education  in Peking. Common schools have  been opened in every province, in  some provinces by the thousand. For  the support of these schools leading  officials are urging the people to  take the money they have been wasting in the superstitions ceremonies of  worshipping the dead, and thus the  new learning' is contributing to the  downfall of idolatry. The Mandarin  dialect must be used in all the government schools, and thus in time a  single language will be provided for  the people who are now distracted  by many tongues. , "  Colleges are founded as well as  common schools, normal schools, and  agricultural institutes are established,  together with manual training schools  ���������schools for mechanical and electrical  engineers, and the like.  Alert Adnlt Bible Qui of Moon-  tain View Methodist Church meets at  2.30 every Sunday. Visitors will be  made welcome. 8. Johnston, president  Gypsy Smith says: "After I  was converted the devil came to  me and said, 'You are not as good  as you ought to be.' And I answered, 'Yes, I know it, but I'm  not as bad as I was.' "  now mm IIS  An officer from Japan visiting  this country, while loking about  a big city, saw a man stop a milk  cart. "Is he going to arrest the  mant" he asked. "No," was the  answer; he must see that the milk  sold by this man is pure with no  water or chalk mixed with it."  "Would chalk or water poison  the milk?" "No, but the people  want pure milk if they pay for it.  Passing a public house, a man  staggered out, struck his head  against a lamp post, and fell to  the pavement.  "What is the matter with that  man?"  ' 'He is full of bad whiskey." '  "Is it poison?"  "Yes; a deadly poison," was  the reply. .   N  "Do you watch the selilng of  whiskey as you do milk?" asked  the Jap.  "No," "  At the market they found a  man looking at the meat to see if  it was healthy.  "I can't understand your country, '' said the Jap. '' You watch  the meat and the milk and let  men sell whiskey as much as they  please."  HAdit Mb  ������<:   Nt.  wmm.  MOVING-PACKING -  PHONE SEYMOUR 7360.  t VY        t i     Ii   t\>   iiHIMb  HORACE-SHIPPING  OFFICM57 WATTY ST.  1'IH' 1 I t M I 1 iti'i'-I'li't'i'l'il'l't'-l'l'I'l'l'll'i'lli'i''ll'lll'll"l"M"l"I"M'l"lK'H't  5  API  50x100, corner 129th Ave. and  St. Catharines Street, modern  7-room house.  YOUR OWN PRICE  FOR CASH  APPLY WESTERN CALL  %-hM~l'%*"l������n������l'*iW^  Terminal City Press, Ltd.  2404 Westminster Rd. Phone Fairmont 1140 ' 1.  ''i"iM,  Friday. April S, 1914  THE WESTERN CALL.  LAND ACT NOTICES  XiABB ACT.  VABCOVVSB XjABD DXSTBXCT  XHstrlct of Coast Banff* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Harry Frank  Lazier, of Vancouver, occupation Salesman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase tha 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  agrlcutural.       V r      \  Dated January 16th, 1914.  HARRY FRANK LAZIER,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  .     XiABP ACT.  vabcootbb lass naruot  Plstrlot 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. O. Adams, Agent. ������������������  UVBAOT.    .  VABCOVVSB  BABB  DXSTBXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bauff* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Arthur Charles  Falconer, of Vancouver, occupation  Cleric, 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 Southwest corner of  -Lot 421; commencing at a. post in,the  Northeast corner; thence Wear 80"  clialns; thence South 60 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,   1914.  ARTHUR   CHARLES   FALCONER,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  LASB ACT.  VABCOVVSB URS  BXSTBXOT  Blstrlot of Coast Bang* 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.  V.  X.ABD ACT.  VABCOVVSB X^BD  BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Bang* 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 South-east corner; thenco 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 15th, 1914..  KATE   E.   HENSHAW,-  H. G. Adams, Agent.  -������������������" ���������  V.       ;������������������ '   I.ASP ACT.   ':  i*B8S&!to 5*?? jenmm  XHstrlot of const Bang* X.  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 428; commencing at a post planted  in the Northwest corner; thence 80  chains South; thence 80 chains East;  thence 80 chains North; thence 8.0  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.  80 chains South; thence 80 chains  East, to the point of commencement,  containing ���������40 acres, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 15th, 1914.  CHARLES H. BAILEY,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XiABB ACT.  VABCOVVSB XiABP  BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs X.  TAKE NOTICE that Harry George  Adams, of Alert Bay, British Columbia,  occupation Cruiser, intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwest corner of Lot 421; commencing 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 direction to the Southeast corner of the  Indian Reserve; thence traversing the  survey of ���������<the Indian * Reserve Northwest and South to the beach; thence  West along the beach to a point one  mile directly South from the South?  west corner of Lot 421; thence North  80 chains to the point of commencement, , containing 640 acres; more or  less, for agricultural.  Dated January 13th, 1914.  HARRY GEORGE ADAMS,  H. G. AdamB, Agent.  SABP ACT.  VABCOVVSB BABD BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Banff* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Leonard G.  Eveson, of Vancouver, occupation Salesman, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwest corner of Lot 421; commencing at a post In the Northeast corner; thence 80 chains South; thence 80  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.  V      X.AHD ACT.  VABCOVVSB. XtAHS  BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs X. ���������"  TAKE NOTICE that Joseph Edward  Mellor, of Vancouver, occupation Capitalist, Intends. to. apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:������������������  Commencing at a post planted about  three miles distant and in a Northwest  direction from the Southwest corner of  Lot 421; commencing at a post in the  Northeast corner; thence ���������; 80 chains  South; thence 20 chains WeBt to beach{  thence 60 chains Northwest along the  beach; thence 50 chains North; thence  8Q chains East to the point of commencement, containing 560 acres, more  or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 13th, 1914.  JOSEPH EDWARD MELLOR,  H. G. Adams. Agent.  v X.ABD ACT.  rection to the point of .commencement,  containing 500 acres, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 29th, 1914.  BERTHA B. LAZIER,  H. Or. Adams, Agent.  XJUSD AC*.  VABOOVVBB XUUsTB  BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Banff* 1.  TAKES NOTICE that Jane Dodds, of  Vancouver; occupation, spinster; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  one mile distant and in an Easterly  direction from the Southwest corner of  Lot 422; commencing at a post in the  Northwest corner; thence 80 chains  EaBt; thence 80 chains South; thence 80  chains West to beach; thence following ithe beach in a Northerly direction  80 chains to the point of commencement,  containing 600 acres more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 23rd, 1914.  JANE DODDS.  H. G. Adams, Agent  BAHB AC*.  VASOOOTSB SABP  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlot of Coaat Banff* l.  TAKE NOTICE that Rose Hamilton,  of Vancouver; occupation, widow; Intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  10 chains in.a Westerly direction from  the Southwest corner of Lot 422: commencing at a post in the Northwest  corner; thence 80 chains East to beach,  of Cohoe bay; thence following tbe  beach in a South and West direction to  the East' entrance of Blunden Harbour;  thence, in a North and Easterly direction to the point of. commencement,  containing 480 acreB, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 23rd. 1814.  ROSE HAMILTON,  H, G. Adams, Agent.  X>ABB .AC*.  ���������.txrootnrsB XjABtd bxstbxot  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that FredC. Mock, of  Vancouver; occupation, broker; intends to apply for permission to purchase  the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about 60  chains distant and in an Easterly direction from the Southeast corner of T.  L. 4479; commencing at a post in the  Northeast corner; thence 60 , chains  West; thence 40 chains South to beach;  thence following the beach in a Northeast direction to the pcUnt of commencement, containing 200 acres, more or less,  for agricultural:  Dated January 29th, 1914.  FRED C. MOCK,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.ABD ACT.  VAHCO WEB XiAHB  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bangs 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 80  chains West; thence 80 chains South;  thence following the beach ln an Easterly direction 80 chains; thence North  80 chains to the point of commencement,  containing 400 acres, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 14th, 1914.  WILLIAM RYAN,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  1  J>A*9 ACT.  VASP23T������������i i**pjmTm*Qv  'Blstrlot or coast Bangs x.  TAKE NOTICE    that    Barbara Jean  Gibson, of Vancouver, occupation Spin  rASCOOTSB  DASB  BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Daniel Miller, of  Vancouver, occupation, Undertaker; intends to apply for permission to .purchase the following, described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  1 mile and one-half distant and in a  Southerly direction from the Southeast  corner of Lot 542; commencing at a  post in the Southwest corner; thence 70  chains North; thence 80 chains East;  thence 40 chains South to beach; thence  following the beach 80 .chains in a  Westerly direction to the point of commencement, containing 420 acres, mors  or less, for agricultural. /  Dated January 26th, 1914.  DANIEL MILLER,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  SAVD AC*.  purchase the .following described lands  :  VABCOOTBB XiABP  8XSTBXC*  Blstrlot of Coast Bang* I.  TAKE NOTICE that Annie Brown, of  Vancouver; occupation. Widow; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of Lot 642; commencing at a post in the Northeast corner;  thence 80 chains South; thence 80.chains  West; thence 80 chains North;  thence  East; thence 80 chains South; thence 40  chains West to the beach; thence following the beach 40 chains in a Westerly  direction; thence North 80 chains to  the point of commencement, containing  500 acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 27th, 1914.  JOHN MacDONALD.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  ZABB AC*.  - VABCOVVSB DABB  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bangs l.  TAKE    NOTICE    that    Harrold    A.  Rourke,     of    Vancouver;  , occupation.  Freight Clerk; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:--- ......   .  ' Commencing at a post planted about  40. chainB distant and In an Easterly direction from the Southwest corner of  T. L. 41028; commencing at a post in  tbe Northwest corner; thence 80 chains  East; thence 80 chains South; thence 80  chains West; thence 80 chains North  to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more.: or less, for  agricultural. .        v  Dated January 2<th, 1914. ���������, . V ������������������-  HARROLD A.  ROURKE.  H. G. Adams,. Agent.  XABB AC*.  ���������.IVOOWSB X><aSB BXSTBXCT  -   Blstrlot off Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Thomas Christie, of Vancouver; occupation, Lumberman; intends to apply for permlsslonlto  Jturchase     tha     following     described  ends:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  40 chains distant and in a Southerly  direction from the Southwest corner of  T. L. 4479; commencing at a post in the  Southwest corner; thence 40 chains  North; thence 80 chains East; thenee 40  chains South to beach; thence following the beach in a Westerly direction  80 chains to point of commencement,  oontaining 320 acres, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 29th, 1914.  THOMAS CHRISTIE.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XiABB ACT.  VABCOVVSB X*ABB BXSTBXCT..'.:  XHstrlot of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Sidney Clifford  White, of Vancouver; occupation, Telegrapher; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following de-  cribed lands:��������� v    y.  Commencing at. a post planted at the  Northwest'corner of Lot 426; 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 22nd, 1914. l  ! SIDNEY CLIFFORD WHITE.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  .., xJLbb act.   '������������������ . sv ���������  vabcovveb tuam bxstbxot  XHstrlot of Coast Bang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Samuel de Winter, of Vancouver; occupation, Telegrapher; intends to apply for permission  to  purchase the    following    described  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northwest corner of Lot 426; thence 40  chains North; thence 80 chains East;  thence 40 chains South; thence 80  Chains West to the point of commencement, contining 320 acres, more or less,  for agricultural.  Dated January 22nd, 1914.  SAMUEL DE WINTER.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XiABB AC*.  chains  or  to  the point  of commencement, containing 260    acres,  more    or  less, for agricultural.  Dated January 21st. 1914.  FRANK E. TAYLOR.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  BABB ACT.  VABOOOVSB XcABP BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Banff* l.  TAKE NOTICE that John William  Bradshaw, of Vancouver; occupation.  Mechanic; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  4 miles distant in a Northwest direction from the. Northwest corner of Lot  425; thence 40 chains West; thence 80  chains North; thence 40 chains East;  thence 80 chains South to tho point of  commencement, containing 320 acres,  more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 21st, 1914.  JOHN WILLIAM BRADSHAW.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XsABD ACT.  D  VABCOVVSB  Blstrlot of Coast Banff* a.  TAKE NOTICE that Leo Mayne. of  Vancouver; occupation, Telegrapher;  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  2 miles distant in a Southerly direction  from the Southwest corner of Lot 426;  commencing at post planted in the  Southeast corner; thence 80 chains  West; thence 80 chains North: thence  80 chains East; thence 80 chains South  to the point of commencement, contain- _  ing 640 acres, more or less, for agri- Jj  cultural.  Dated January 24th, 1914.  LEO MAYNE.  H. Q. Adams, Agent   (J  XtABB AC*.  VABCOVVSB BABB BXSTBXCT  -    XHstrlot of Coast Bang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Martha Adelaide Kay, of Vancouver; occupation,  Spinster; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described  lands:���������  : Commencing at a post planted >about  1 mile distant in a Westerly direction  from the Southeast corner of Lot 13;  commencing at a post ln the Northwest  corner; thence 80 chains East; thence  60 chains South; thence 80 chains West,  thence 60 chains North to the point of  commencement, containing 500 acres,  more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 23rd, 1914.  MARTHA ADELAIDE KAY.  H. G. Adams, Agent  XiAHB AC*.  VABCOVVSB SAID  BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Lawrence  Hartje, of Vancouver; occupation, Engineer; intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:��������� *  Commencing at a post planted about  1 mile and a quarter distant, and in a  South-easterly direction from the Southwest corner of T. L. 4486; commencing  at a post ln the Southeast corner;  thence 80 chains North; thence 80  chains West; thence 30 chains South  to the beach; thence following the beach  ln a South-easterly direction 80 chains,  or to the point of commencement, containing 520 acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 27th, 1914.-  LAWRENCE HARTJE.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  Who  motilited thepictun)  Who  IMttffCd taB fflUIOfr  Who  ttole RocertOmeros*?  I  '     1  If you want to ma  a veal clever nystay  itory don't bum tl������  new aerial we have  arranged to print���������  TEe  Sable  Lorcha  A tale of tneihrewo!  canning of the Oriental*. It's good from  tk rey beginning, ao  GettheltaiM  With tlie First  Installment  J  *AW8 ACT.  ster,. intends to apply for permission .to 180  chainB  East  to the  point  of commencement, containing 640 acres, more  ^'���������"^^^^^x^yp'^OTr^'^^-^^.^  VAWCOTJVXHt *A������ BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot 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 U0 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.  BAITS ACT.  '       VAWCOVVBB XiAWXI BXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs X.  TAKE NOTICE that George Douglas  Beverldge, 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.  '   BABB ACT.  VABCOVVSB  BABB  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bang* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Miss Clara Sim-  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;  ->thence in a North-easterly direction and  North to the point of commencement;  containing 320 acres, more or less, for  agricultural. .  Dated January 13th,  1914.  MISS CLARA SIMMONDS,  H.. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AHB ACT.  Commencing at a post planted about  two miles distant, and in a Northwest  direction from the Southwest corner of  Lot 421; commercing 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 13th, 1914.  BARBARA JEAN GIBSON,  :;     H.-:G. Adams, Agent.  '     ,;i^p:>aq*.: ���������:;._.  T/AI0fi?T,^ *mmjmmmew  Blstrlot of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE/that Ada. M. Beverldge, of Vancouver; occupation, married  woman; intends to apply for'permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  4 miles distant and in a North-westerly  direction from the Northwest corner  of Lot 425, commencing at a post in  the Southwest corner, thence 80 chains  North; thence 80 chains East; thence  80 chains South; thence 80 chains West,  to-the - point^of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or Iosb, for agricultural.  Dated January 21st. 1914.  ADA M.  BEVERIDGE,  ._-H. G. Adams, Agent.  '"'.   XWHTP ACT.  VAWCOVVBB XtAVP |>XST������X0T  Distriot of Coast Jiang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that George Hamlyn,  of Vancouver; occupation, worklngman;  Intends to apply for permission to purchase'the  following described, lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  3 miles distant ln a Northwest direction  from the Northwest corner of Lot 426;  thence 40 chains West; thence 80 chains  South; thence 40 chains East; thence  80 chains North, to point of commencement, containing 320 acres, more or less,  for agricultural.  Dated January 21st, 1914..  GEORGE  HAMLYN,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  SABP ACT.  VABCOWDB X.ABB BXSTBXOT  XHstrlot of Coast Banff* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Edgar Lees, of  Vancouver;  occupation;  logger;   Intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following described   lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of T. L. 1122���������thence  80 chains West; thence 60 chains South;  thence 80 chainB East; thence 60 chains  North to the point of commencement,  containing 400 acres, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 21st, 1914.  EDGAR LEES,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XtABB ACT.  VABCOVVSB  X.AWD   DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Bangs I.  TAKE - NOTICE tha t Charles H.  Bailey, of Vancouver, occupation Broker,  intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:-���������  Commencing at a post planted about  and     in  a Westerly  or less, for agricultural.''  Dated January 24 th, 1914.  ANNIE fcROWN.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  BAJfB ACT.  yAE������iffiJ*!5 '9Mmjnmrmm  ���������   ,   XHstrlot of Coast Hang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE tliat John Sline, of  Vancouver; occupation, Longshoreman;  intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post' planted about  1 mile distant and in a Southwest direction from the Southwest corner of  T. L. 41022; commencing at a post in  the Southwest corner; thence 40 chains  North: thence 80 chains East; thence  80 chains South to the, beach; thence  following the beach Jri a Northwest direction 80 chains or to point of com-  mencem nt, containing .450 acres, more  or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 26th, 1914.  JOHN SLINE,  7 H.G. Adams, Agent.  :^^:^^,^jbAMjo: act,   jy.i-.^ y  VABCOVVBB X.ASTD DWTBICT  Distriot of Coast Bang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Hans Harold  Arthur Anderson, of Vancouver; occupation, Logger; intends to apply for  permission to purchase the following  described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  60 chains distant and In a Southerly direction from the Southwest corner of  Lot 424; commencing at a post in the  Northeast corner; thence 80 chains  South to the beach; thence along the  beach 80 chains Wast; thence along  the beach North 60 chains to a point directly West from tlie starting point;  tence 75 chains East to the point of  commencement, containing 480 acres,  more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 23rd. 1914.  HANS     HAROLD   ARTHUR   ANDERSON.  H.  G. Adams, Agent.  X>ABP AC*.  VABCOVTSB LABP  BXSTBXCT  District of Coast Sang* 1.  TAKE  NOTICE  that   Jasper  Nation,  of Vancouver;  occupation, Hotelkeeper;  Intends to apply for. permission to purchase  the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of Lot 542; .commencing at a post in the Northwest corner;  thence 80 chains East; thence 80 chains  Sojuth; thence 80 chains West; thence 80  chains    North   to   tha   point   of   commencement, containing 640 acres, more  or.less, for agricultural.  Dated January 25th, 1914.  JASPER NATION.  H.  G. Adams, Agent.  XAWB  ACT.  VAVCOWEB BABB  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Norval E. Mall-  ahan, of Vancouver; occupation, advertiser; intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southwest corner of Lot 426; thence 80  chains: West; thence 80 chains South;  thence 80 chains East; thence 80 chains  North, to the point of commencement,  containing 640 acres, more or less, for  agricultural.  Dated January 22nd. 1914.  v        NORVAL   E.   MALLAHAN,  H. G. Adams, Agent.  SAJTB ACT.    .  VABCOVVSB X-SBD  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlct of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Bertha B. Lazier,  of Vancouver; occupation, married woman; intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  60 chains distant and in. an . Easterly  direction from the Southeast corner of  T. JU 4479; commencing at a post in the  Southeast corner; thence 60 chains  West;   thence   80  chains  North;   thence  VABCOVVSB X.ABD  DXSTBXCT  District of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that John Harold Al-  bertson, of Vancouver; occupation,  Logger; intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands':��������� .  Commencing at a post planted about  1 and a half miles distant and in a  Southerly direction from the Southwest  corner of Lot 424; commencing at a  post in the Southwest corner; thence 60  chains North; thence 80 chains East;  thence 70 chains South to beach; thence  following the beach.JiO chains 'West to  the point of commencement, containing  520 acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 26th, 1914.  JOHN   HAROLD   ALBERTSON.  H. G. Adams,  Agent.  XiABB ACT.  one   mile  distant     ana     in  a    direction from the Northwest corner of.     _    .  Lot  425;  commencing at a post in  the   80 chains East;  thence 30 chains South  Southeast    comer;    thence    80    chains' to   the   beach;   thence     following/    "--  VABCOVVSB  X.AVD   DXSTBXCT  XHstrlct of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that John MacDon-  ald, of Vancouver; occupation. Railway  Clerk; intends to. apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  40 chains distant and in a Westerly direction from the Southeast corner of T.  VABCOVVSB XsAUP PXSTSXCT  XHstrlct of Coast Banff* X.  TAKE NOTICE that Sinclair A. Alch-  inleck, of Vancouver; occupation. Miner;  intends to apply for permision to purchase the .following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  4 miles distant in a Westerly direction  from the Northwest corner of Lot 425:  commencing at a poBt ln 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 21st, 1914.  SINCLAIR A. AICHINLECK.  H. G. Adams, Agent  XdHFP 40T.  XHttriot of Coast Jlsufft !���������  TAKE NOTICE that .fames Veno, of  Vancouver;   occupation,   Cook;   intends  to apply for permission to purchase the  following -described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  40 chains distantVand in a Westerly direction from the Southwest corner of"T.  L. 4487; commencing at a post in the  Northwest corner; thence .80 chains  East; thence. 60 chains South to beach;'  thence following tho beach in a Northwesterly direction 80 chains or to point  of commencement, containing 200  acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 28th, 1914.  JAMES VENO.  H. G. Adams, Agent  ^'ShTB      _     J*4na?0 BJSTJIXO*  District of Coast Jtnace X.  TAKE NOTICE that HoTton Evens  Sands, of Vancouver; occupation, Broker; intends to apply for permision to  Surchase the following described  ind8:���������  ' Commencing at a post planted about  1 mile, distant and in an Easterly direction from the Southeast comer of Lot  642; commencing at a post in the Northwest corner; thence 35 chains East;  thence 80 chains South; thence 35  chains West; thence 80 chains North  to the polt of commencement, containing 300 acres, more or .less, for agricultural.  Dated January 25th 1914.  -   HOLTON EVENS SANDS.  . H. G. Adams, Agent.  1R5Z5252SZSZ5252S2525Z5  The first instalment  of  The Sable Lorcha  appeared in our  issue of Jan. 9*  We can supply back numbers  xuurp ACT-  VABCOVTSB, XiABP - PX������TJtXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bang* I.  TAKE NOTICE that Iferry Washington . Steele, of Vancouver; occupation,  Carpenter; intends to apply tor permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted about  1 mile distant and in a Southeast direction from the Southwest corner of  T. L. 4487; commencing at a post in the  Southwest ^ corner; thence 60 chains  North; thence 80 chains East; thence 80  chains South; thence 60 chains In a  Northwest direction, or to the point of  commencement, containing 600 acres,  more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 28th, 1914.  HARRY   WASHINGTON   STEELE.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  fcASP ACT.  VABCOVVSB XdUTP PXSTBiCT  Plstrtet of Coast Bang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that William Seymour, of Vancouver; occupation, Logger; intends to apply for permission to  purchase the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post plantod about  1 mile, distant and in a Southerly direction" from the Southwest corner of  T. L. 4483; commencing at a post ln the  Southwest corner; thence 70 chains  North; thence 80 chains East; thence 80  chains South to beach; thence following the beach in a Westerly direction  80 chains to the point of commencement, containing 560 acres, more or less,  for agricultural.  Dated January 29th, 1914.  WILLIAM SEYMOUR.  H. G;: Adams, Agent.  XiABS ACT.  XWMf P 4J.QT.  V4UVCOVVS*. XVABPPXSTBXCT  Piftriot of coast Bang* I.  TAKE NOTICE that Florence Malla-  han. of Vancouver; occupation, Dressmaker; intends to apply for permission  to ..purchase the following described  lands:   Commencing at a post planted about  2  and  a  half miles  distant  and   in  a J  South-easterly direction from the South-1  east corner of Lot 542; commencing at |  a post in the Southwest corner; thence  40 chains Norths thence 70 chains East;  thence   40   chains     South;     thence     70  chains, West to the point of commence?  ment,  containing 300    acres,  more    or  less, for agricultural. ____  ~~Dated January 26thri9I4r  FLORENCE MALLAHAN.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  X.AVP ACT.  VABCOWSS XWUfP PXSTSXCT  XHstrlot of Coast Bang* 1.  TAKE   NOTICE     that   Arthur  Barr-  able, of Vancouver; occupation, Broker;  intends to apply for permision to purchase  the following described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northwest corner of Lot 540; thence 80  chains   North;   thence   80   chains  East;  thence 80 chais South; thence 80 chains  West to the point of commencement, containing 640 acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 22nd,  1914.  ARTHUR BARRABLE.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XsABP AC*.  "    VABCOWSS X.ASP  PXSTBXCT  Blstrlot of Coast Banff* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Henry Teaeger,  of Vancouver; occupation, Brewer; intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:���������  u Commencing at a post planted about  1 mile distant and in a Westerly direction from the Northwest corner of Lot  425; commencing at a post in the  Northeast corner; thence 80 chains  South; thence 80'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 15th, 1914.  HENRY TEAEGER.  H.  G. Adams,  Agent.  XiABD  ACT.  VABCOVVSB XtABB  PXSTBXCT  District of Coast Bang* 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Peter Freeman,  of Vancouver; occupation, Book-keeper;  intends to apply for permission to purchase  the   following  described  lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Southeast corner of T. L. 1122; thence  80 chains South; thence 80 chains East;  thence 80 chains North to the beach;  thence following the shore'line in a  North-westerly direction 80 chains or  to the point of commencement, containing 500 acres, more or less, for agricultural.  Dated January 21st, 1914.  PETER FREEMAN.  H. G. Adams, Agent.  XiABB ACT.    _ .._     _     the! L. 4486; commencing at a post in the  North;   thence   80' chains  West;   thence beach 50 chain's in a South-westerly di-   Northwest   corner;   thence     80     chains  VABCOVVSB XtABB  BXSTBXCT  XHstrlct of Coast Bangs 1.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank E. Taylor, of Vancouver; occupation. Broker;  intends to apply for permission to purchase  the  following  described   lands:���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  Northeast corner of T. L. 1144; thence  80 chains West; thence 80 chains North  to the beach; thence following the  beach  in a  South-easterly direction   80  Vancouver   X>and   District.���������District   of  Coast Bangs a.  TAKE NOTICE, that Antonio Belan-  ger,- of Brettany Creek, occupation  Miner, intends to apply for permission  to purchase the following described  lands:���������    ���������  Commencing at a post planted at the  northwest corner of Lot 922; thence  west 40 chains; thence north 40 chains;  thence east 40 chains; thence south 40  chains, for grazing.  ANTONIO   BELANGER,  Dated December 17th,  1913.  1-23-14   to   3-20-14.  Phrenology  ^ And Palmistry^~  (Formerly ox Montreal)  Olvoe Preotleml Adwlee  On Business Adaptation, Health and  Marriage.  805 QranviHe Street,  Over Harrison's Drug Stars  Hours: 10a. m. to 9 p. m  8. Mary the Virgin, South Hill.  (Cor. Prince Albert St. and 52nd Ave.)  8:00 a.m.���������Holy Eucharist.  11:00 a.m.���������Matins and sermon.  (Late celebration on 1st and 3rd  Sundays).  3:00 p.m.���������Children's Service (Third  Sunday).  4:00 p.m., Holy Baptism (except  Third Sunday).  7:30 p.m.���������Evensong and Sermon.  Vicar, Rev. Owen Bulkeley. A.K.C.  Sunday School and Bible Classes  every Sunday (except third), afternoon, at 3 o'clock, in St. Mary's Parish Hall, also Men's Bible. Reading,  every Thursday evening at 8 o'clock.  ANYONE  Vancouver  X.ABD ACT.  X.and District.���������District of  Coast Bang* 2.  TAKE NOTICE that Frank Rial Angers, pf Brittany Creek, occupation  Rancher, intends to apply for permission 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 20  chains, and containing 40 acres more  or less, to be used as a pasture.  FRANK   RIAL   ANGERS.  Dated 17th of December. 1913.  1-25-14  to 3-20-14.  CAN  ' THEIR CLOTHES  WITH  DYOLA  ��������� The Dye that colors ANY KIND^  1      of Cloth Perfectly, with the  r 8AMEDYE. '  i  NoCfca������c������o<M3������ake������.  Cteaa aaJ StmpU.  I Aak your Dranht or Dealer. ScaS (or Bookltt  ���������j4)hiiMa-IUch������ftl  ifd������o������ Co, I irittvd. Momttml, ������������������^w^^wy*.  ^.   ?���������  THE WESTERN (TALL  Friday, April 3.1194  THE WESTERN CALL  i  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  BY THE  TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LTD.  HEAD OFFICE:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver  Telephone Fairmont 1140  Suboorlptlon:  One Dollar a Year In Advance  $t.BO Outelde Canada  If you do not get "CALL" regularly  it is probably because your subscription  is long overdue. Renew at once. If paid  up, phone or write complaint today.  PEACE IF WE HAVE TO FIGHT FOR IT  THE BATTLE OF COPENHAGEN  April 2nd, 1802.  The claim that Britain stands for the freedom  of the nations is hot an idle one. By far the  greater part of her National debt was incurred  in preventing the nations being Napoleohized.  Napoleon was not only a great fighter. He  was a master���������diplomat as well. After detaching Russia from"the Coalition," Bonaparte, by  secret negotiations, succeeded in getting Russia to  form '"The Armed Neutrality of Northern Powers," including Russia, Prussia, Sweden and  Denmark. Britain was now almost completely;  isolated, and left to continue the struggle with  France alone.  Amicable negotiations being rejected, Britain  sent a fleet to Copenhagen to demand an explanation. This expedition consisted of 54 sail all  told, and was under command of Admiral Sir  Hyde Parker, assisted by Vice-Admiral Lord  Nelson and Rear Admiral Foley.  Lord Nelson was given 12 ships of the line,  and proceeded to take soundings and lay down  buoys in the winding channel which led tip to  the Danish position. Three of his. skips never  reached the firing line, and here Nelson found  himself opposed to the fire of a thousand pieces  of cannon.  '': v''-^:' ��������� r.":'  "Jt is warm work," Nelson said smiling, aa  shot and shell raged around him. At that moment  the signal lieutenant called out "Number Thirty-  nine!" This was Hyde P^ to discontinue action, and the officer asked if he should  repeat it! vv  "Glorious   disobedience!"    "No,"   replied  Nelson, "acknowledge it.  Is the signal for close  action still flying?" "Yes." "Then, mind yon,  ��������� keep it so."  Referring to Sir Hyde's signal, he  " said to the signal lieutenant :  "Leave off action! No, hang me, if I do J  You know, Foley," he added, turning to the captain of tbe Elephant, "I have only; one eye; J  have thus a right to be blind sometimes;"  Tim Hi������torio J������ci4int.  ��������� Audr-tben - putting-the -telescope 4o 4iis4>iind-  eye, he exclaimed, in angry sport:  "I really do  not see the signal!   Keep mine for closer battle  flying!   That's theway I answer signals; nail  mine to themast." v  This glorious disobedience was rewarded with  promotion to the rank of Viscount.  SUBURBAN ENTERPRISE  In these days of keen competition when every  merchant tries to outrival his competitors in the  bid for public patronage, it is pleasing to note  how those merchants situated in the suburban  districts are able to maintain their ground against  all the allurements of the city merchant.  So far as prices are concerned we have always maintained that the suburban merchant  Bells as cheaply if not at a lower rate than the  city houses do. As the proprietor of these stores  comes into personal contact with the purchaser  there is one thing one can always feel assured of,  and that is civility and attention to the purchaser.  Perhaps there are no better examples of the  suburban enterprise than that shown by Mr. J.  P. Sinclair, 14th avenue and Main street. Here  Mr. Sinclair has built up a nice connection. A  man with a life time experience in the grocery  trade.  For many years proprietor of a store in Leith,  can we then wonder that Mr. Sinclair has drawn  around him one of the largest business connections in our suburban districts.  THE LAST SPIKE ON O. T. P.  The last spike, on the Grand Trunk Pacific,  Canada's new transcontinental railway^ will be  driven on Tuesday, 7th April, and probably on  the Nechacho river bridge, Fort Fraser, if the  two gangs now rapidly approaching each other  from east to west keep up their present gait.  The first train over the new transcontinental  will be that which hauls the coach of President  Chamberlain, due to leave for the West at any  moment now.  SERMON BY DR. McKIM  (Continued from page 1)  sent to you the man who will make our answers  for us���������Rev. Dr. McKim.  Why  We  Are  Protestants���������Address  by Rev.  Randolph H. McKim, D. D., L.L. D., D. C. L.  Mr. Chairman, Brethren, and Fellow Citizens:  I hail the presence of so many ministers of different Protestant churches and so many leading  members of different Protestant churches in this  vast audience as an evidence that the pressure  of the conflict with Rome is drawing us closer.together (Applause.) We are finding out, I venture to say, that the things in which we agree are  more important by far than the things in which  we differ.   (Applause.)   <  A Word of Explanation  Now, sir, no apology is necessary at any time  for setting- forth the reasons why we occupy the  position we do; but, as you have already intimated, Mr. Chairman, the time is opportune for this  exposition of the Protestant faith, because of the  Mission to "non-Catholics," as they offensively  call us, recently held in St. Patrick's church, for  the express purpose of proselyting our Protestant people.. Why, my friends and brethren, so  eager were the Paulist Fathers to let us know  all about it that some of them, or one of them, or  some representative of theirs, came into the vestibule of my church and tacked the notice of the  lectures on my bulletin! Well, I took notice!  (Applause.)  In the Mission, the doctrines of Protestantism  have been assailed, as usual, and every argument  known to those skillful controversialists has been  employed to seduce Protestants from their allegiance. In these notices and in the public press,  Protestants have, as I have said, been dominated  "non-Catholics." Now we resent that nomenclature. We Protestants are "catholics" in the  true sense of the word. In our creed we say, "I  believe in the Holy.Catholic church," and we do.  On the other hand, we refuse to yield to the  church of Rome the name "Catholic." It is the  greatest arrogance for that church to appropriate  that great and venerable term. I know of no  church upon earth that has so little claim to be  called Catholic as the church of Rome.  Under the circumstances now described, it has  been felt by the ministers at whose invitation I  am here, that the time is opportune for a definition and a defense of the Protestant faith.  Now, I am not here to attack the Roman  church, but to defend Protestantism from the attacks which have been leveled against it. But in  repelling these attacks, it will become necessary  to expose some of the contradictions and absurdities and inconsistencies that are involved in the  doctrines of that church. I, however, am not responsible for that; but those who by assailing  our faith, and doing everything in their power to  draw our people from their allegiance, have made  it necessary for us to expose what we believe to be  th������ unreasonableness of the faith of the Roman  church. .��������������������������� V :v ;V'-!'-  Protestantism Not a Series of Negations.  Now, first of all, and before entering particu-.  larly upon exhibition of the grounds upon which  we protest against the doctrine and practice of  the Church of Rome, I desire to make two brief  preliminary remarks. The first is that Protest-  ism is not, as commonly represented, a mere serie^  of negations,���������denying error rather than affirming truth {.repudiating false doctrine rather than  proclaiming the true. No; we write the word Prb^  testant on our escutcheon in its full etymological  significance. A Protestant is one that bears witness for any person or thing; and a Protestant  church is one that bears witness for Christ and  his gospel in the world. It is a name not to ^e  ashamed of, in either its origin or its history.  When our Lord Jesus Christ stood before Pilate;  he said to himself, "To this end was I born, arid  for this cause came I into the world, that I should  bear witness unto the truth." Humbly treading  in the footsteps of her divine Lord, the Protestant church goes forth into the world having this  as her aim:, that she may ������������bearwitnessuntotbtr  Lot was a Protestant when he stood alone for  God in the midst of wicked Sodom. The Jewish -  nation was Protestant, standing among, the nations of the earth, a witness for the unity of God,  the supremacy of conscience, and the sancity of  the moral law. And, supreme instance! let it  never be forgotten that Christ and his apostles  were Protestants in their day. They were^  Protestants for the truth of God, against  the traditions and corruptions of the  Jewish hierarchy, the established church  of that day. And they not only bore witness for the revelation made in the incarnation  I of the Son of God, but they bore witness against  the false doctrines of the scribes and Pharisees,  the chief priests and elders of the church. In  like mariner and in fulfillment of the injunction  of the great Head of the church, our Protestant  churches bear witness among men today, not only  positively, for "the faith which was once delivered unto the saints," but negatively, against  the manifold corruptions of that faith for which  the Churoh of Rome is responsible. And, therefore, they bear on their escutcheon the glorious  word Protestant,���������the witness bearers.  Protestants Are Not Heretics Nor Separatists  The other introductory remark I have to make  is that though, we are Protestants, we are not  heretics nor separatists.   (Applause.)  In 1868 the late Pope Pius IX. addressed letters  "to Protestants and other non-Catholics," inviting  them to return to the bosom of the Holy Mother  Church, as the only means of insuring their salvation.  Now, we deny that we. have ever separated  from the Catholic Church. 70ne of the articles of  our faith is, "I believe in the Holy Catholic  Church," and in this we claim and enjoy full  membership, by the same Spirit which joins in one  communion and fellowship "the blessed company  of all faithful people." Li fact, the Pope and his  adherents are the innovators and heretics who  have departed from "the faith once delivered,.."  who have corrupted the Christian creed; and not  the Protestants, who have rejected Rome's novelties and returned to the creed and the practice of  the primitive ages of Christianity. Yes, it is the  Church of Rome, and not the Protestant churches,  (Continued on Pag* 5)  The Bible's Answer  To It's Critics  "Through a century criticism  has been proving the Bible truly  human, written by human hands  in human language, and liable in  unessentials to human error.  Through a century the Bible Society has been proving it divine,  by simply letting it speak for itself without note or comment in  the languages of the whole earth.  And wherever it has spoken,  signs and wonders have endorsed  its message. The wilderness has  blossomed as the rose, the madman sits clothed and in his right  mind at the feet of a Saviour present still. While miracles like  these continue to attest the  uniqueness of our Book, we have,  small reason to be angry or  afraid, whatever science may determine concerning the human  features of a message thus manifestly from God. It is really not  worth while to stop and argue  whether the semiracles demonstrate inspiration���������enough to  point to country after country  where this Book has tamed the  savage, arid demand, evidence  that any other book, or all other  books together, can do the like.  When is the Rationalist Press Association, Limited, proposing to  take up the oft repeated challenge that it should achieve the  same results with its enchantments? When is it going to ship  a cargo of the best literature to  some island that is still cannibal  haunted, with trained teachers to  enforce by pure reason the extreme , undesirableness of a diet  such as theirs? Why do these  clever and convinced propagandists confine their work to this  country, when they might so  easily put their whole case to a  decisive test, which by success  would close our lips forever T  Why, indeed? We know why,  and so do they! "���������Dr. J. H. Moul-  ton in his Fernley Lecture.  S. V. LIBERALS FORM  CENTRAL  ASSOCIATION  THE NIGERIAN DURBAR  Sir Frederick Lugard, governor of Nigeria, has sent to the Colonial office an exceedingly vivid  description of a most picturesque  gathering of emirs and chiefs at  Kano on New Year's day. Kano  is a famous ancient city, with  written records for 800 years, in  the heart of Northern Nigeria. It  is inclosed by walls twenty to  fifty feet high and twelve miles  in circumference. Hither the emirs, with their horsemen and followers, gathered from all parts  of the province, and the durbar  was held in the great plain outside the city walls.  Many horsemen were; entirely  in chain armor, and cloths of gold  and many colors gave a brilliant  arid varied appearance to the scene  as each tribal contingent passed  before the governor. Most remarkable, perhaps, of all was the  presence of bands of almost nude  pagans, who had come out of their  fastnesses and danced and yelled  withT ^elighti' brandishing their  clubs. Such a thing was not conceivable a few years ago.  The number of horsemen taking  part in the display was reckoned  at from 15,000 to 30,000, With  footmen innumerable. Each emir,  in turn, with his horsemen, galloped right up to the governor in  a whirlwind of dust, desert fashion, and did obeisance. Afterwards the governor shook hands  with the principal chiefs, and gave  a short address; and then on subsequent days he received " each  chief separately, in audience.  There were forty-eight of these  separate interviews, and in each  case the governor inquired after  the prosperity of the chief's district and asked if he had any matter to bring before him. The almost universal report was of  peace and prosperity. In all,  sixty-three emirs and chiefs, representing sixty-eight tribes, were  present.  The whole gathering���������at which  chiefs formerly in bitter hostility  met in friendship���������was a splendid  tribute to the wisdom and skill of  British administration, which in a  little more than a dozen years, by  a policy of justice and consideration, has established order and security. . . .;';  SUFFRAGE MEETING  Mr. Cowper, who is connected with  the editorial staff of the Daily. Province, will be the chief speaker on  Monday night at the public meeting  held in Lee Hall, 2421 Main street, by  the Mount Pleasant Suffrage League.  Mr, Cowper is one of the best speakers today in Canada on this question,  and those interested should take this  opportunity of hearing him. Ihe  meeting is free and the public invited, o  South Vancouver, March 31.���������An  enthusiastic gathering of representatives of the five flourishing Liberal  associations^ South Vancouver was  held at Victoria; road on Monday  night, and the meeting formed a central association. A constitution was  adopted and officers elected. Mr. E.  W. Cleveland, of Collingwood, was  elected president. , The other officers  elected were: Honorary president,  Rt. Hon. Sir Wilfrid Laurier; second  honorary president,, H. C. Brewster;  president, William Donald Burgess;  secretary-treasurer, Alban E. Chamberlain.  Mount Pltmnt Baptist Church.  Cor. Tenth Ave. and Quebec St  Preaching- Services���������11 a.m.    and    7:10  p.m.   Sunday School at 2:30 p.m.  Pastor, Bev. A. F.Baker. 6-14th Ave., EMt  AVO&XOAH.  ST. MICHAEL/3 CHURCH  Cor. Broadway and Prince Edward St  Services���������Morning; Prayer at 11 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible class at 2:10  p.m.  Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.m.  Evening Prayer at 7:30 p.m.  and 1st and 3rd Sundays at 11 am  Rev. G. H. Wilson. Rector  Rectory, Cor. 8th Ave.  and  Prince Edward St Tel . Fairmont 406-L  FOR SALE CARDS HERE  For Sale and  For Rent  10c each 3 for 25c  THE DIFFERENCE  Between pajter  that is "good  enough" and  that which is  really artistic,  may be a trifle  in cost but infinite in satisfaction. Doit right  the first, time,  is our suggestion.  Estimates  PHONE  FAIRMONT  908  HOUSE   DECORATORS  b| ANLtY & UJ, 23i7wmm,mt.7tna?.  SPSS  ( if������ ��������� ������1��������� ��������� ��������� ������ ��������������� .'������������������������������������������ ���������������'������ ' ������ ������#V   If ��������� ������ > ������ ��������� ��������� iff. ������ ������ > ������ ������ ��������� ������ ������ 0 ������ If ������ f  SPED POTATOES  ;; ������������������ WARILY ROSP/v choice quality, $2.00 per J00  ���������;, "QRAce PARMNQ " (Imported Jrt*blend) $uo ������������������   ,  o. 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FRANK THIMBU REALTY CO.  1 Real Estate and Insurance Brokers $  4 ��������� *  *  CONVEYANCING  RENTS COLLECTED  LOANS NEGOTIATED  %  PHONE Fair. 185 2503 Westminster Rd.  Vancouver, B. C. '.!  ���������MiM'fr'M'M'H''H''H''fr^4MH^  ill  ::?  ::)  4"|''F'I'4'4''I''I"^^'l'^^'WMfr4^*<I''},^'*l*'I,*t'''ii,,i' ^���������*l"l"t"l".Hwi"l"t"{"I'4"l"l"M^~i^>,W"I"t"I"j'  DOMINION WOOD YARD CO.  ���������f  Cor. Front and Ontario Sts.      Phone Fairmont 1554  All Kinds of Mill Wood  Stored Under Cover | ��������� <7.C    "7,  v.  Friday April 3, 1914  THE WESTERN CALL.  SERMON BY DR. McKIM  (Continued from Page 4), -.   ,  which, by her errors and usurpations has separated herself from the Catholic Church of Christ.  "When she departed from the primitive faith, she  became heretical; and when she made the acl  knowledgment of her erroneous and strange doctrines a condition of membership within her communion, she then forced upon men the alternative  of separating from her or   of   abandoning the  j faith which they were bound to "contend for."  '. Luther and Melanchthon, Calvin and Beza, Cran-  [mer and Ridley and Latimer,���������all   that   noble  band of reformers in the sixteenth century, chose  ithe former alternative.   They decided to obey God  [rather than men.   -Were they therefore heretics?  I Was it heresy to obey Christ and Christ's unchangeable truth rather than abandon these for  [the sake of union with a Church which had apostatized from the faith and required all her members to acquiesce in her apostasy!���������INay, was  [not she the heretic who, abandoning the Holy  [Scriptures as her guide, taught for doctrines the  [commandments of men?   Let it be remembered,  [also, that as far as the Church of England was  ���������concerned,   the   reformation   was   a   rebellion  [against a foreign yoke, and the restoration of the  iriginal ecclesiastical   authority.     The   British  (church had existed for centuries in entire independence of Rome.   It bad produced martyrs to  the faith in the reign of Diocletian.   It had sent  ushops to the Councils of Aries (A.D. 314), Sar-  lica (A.D. 347), and Ariminum (A.D. 359).   It  lad held numerous synods of its own.   As to its  irthodoxy, St. Jerome and St. Chrysostom had  ioth borne testimony to it.   But it was not until  le seventh century that the Church of Rome  gained a footing on the island.   Her pretensions  to exerciser authority over the British church were  resisted.  ;The bishops of the native church recused to yield their customs or to receive Augus-  line as their archbishop.-   They resisted for more  than a century the attempt of Rome to bring  Jh'em into" subjection.    In short, the Church of  sngland of that day became Romanised only  liter an ineffectual protest and a prolonged resistance on the part of the native episcopate;  (Continued Next Week)     -  BARON ROTHSCHILD AT JERUSALEM  (Continued from Page 1) ,  jiany Jews who had come from the adjacent colonies to give expression to their gratitude to the  Baron, to whose inception, the modern Jewish  system of colonization in Palestine owes its origin.  His reception at the station, where it was  .larked by the greatest enthusiasm, amid waving  handkerchiefs and hearty_.cheers, ^as maintained  (the Whole length of the wayv to the Kaminitz hotel^ the Hebrews of Palestine thus manifested  their deep sense of their indebtedness to this noble  icion of their race, who had come to inspect the  progress of his colonial schemes on behalf of his  brethren, in the vicinity of Jerusalem.  ., The approach to the station) with the sloping  banks surrounding it. offer favorable scope for  Ihe amassing of many people, and it-then present*  H an almost indescribable scene of animation;  Ihe picturesqueness of the whole being enhanced  W the brilliant coloring so familiar in the dress  &lan Eastern crowd.  No less than ten thousand Jews and Jewesses  rere assembled to await at the station for hours  nth the utmost patience the incoming train.  It is computed that about sixty thousand: all  told lined the way to the city.   Perhaps the sight  Which appealed .most, and impressed itself on  the reflective mind were the young folks stai-  Wartly carrying their banners.   The schools had  Shortened the usual hours of study that the children might memorialize the important occasion  J>y being allowed to witness the arrival, and add  fo the triumph of the noble visitor.   They were  congregated along the route in sections with their  bright red Turkish flags waving in company with  Ithe Hebrew blue and white emblems, represent-  ling the-ZionistrMaccabean and-youngIsraelsocieties, who occasionally did their best to discourse sweet music to while away the time.  We must also not-be unmindful to remark  I with pleasure on what is virtually due to the pro-  Itection and freedom the'Jews now enjoy under  Itne present benign government of the Ottoman  [Empire; we observed how carefully the soldiers  [manoeuvred the crowds, so, that the little lads  [with their waving banners should be in full evi-  jdencefor the display of their welcoming devices.  The climax to the Baron's convictions of the  I genuine sincerity of his countrymen's greeting  lmust have been when he reached the hotel, and  ���������perceived the blue and white banner stretching  ���������Across the road with the sacred Hebrew salutation: "Blessed is he that coraeth in the name  ������f the Lord!"  THE SONGS THE PRAIRIES SING.  J..R; McCrea.  Have you heard the song that the prairies sing  When the air grows warm with the breath of  spring,  When the plain that lay .through the winter dead  By the sun is warmed and "the soft rain fed?  They sing of hope,  And clear and strong  On the wings of faith  , They are borne along. ,  (  Have you seen the prairies when clothed in green  With their billowing waves, deep shades betwen,  Have you heard the song grow clear and bold  As the shimmering greens were turned to gold ?  Each blade of green  Was born of hope,  And a faith as wide  As the prairie's scope.  Has your heart been stirred and your"pulses  thrilled  By the sight of the prairies turned and tilled,  Have you seen them, too, when sheared and shorn,  With their surface stripped of the wealth they'd  borne?        A  They were iown in a hope  That the fates defied, ���������  And garnered of faith,  That was justified.  Do you know the,language the prairies speak  When the days grow cold and the winds blow  bleak,  When skies are leaden, and storm clouds break,  And silent to earth falls the feathery flake?  ������������������'���������". .': '���������' '��������� ' ���������   ���������;'  :' ���������, ������������������'���������"'���������������      -      ���������:.        ..... . ������������������  . . V.. . '���������'  '       They speak of hope  'Neath the nuturing snow,  And a faith that lives'  Though the north winds blow.  ";'������������������' Baby Dear  "Where did you come from, baby dear?  Out of the everywhere into here.  Where did you get those eyes of blue ?  Out of the sky as I came through.  What makes the light in them sparkle and spin?  Some starry sparks left in.  Where did you get that little tear?  I found it waiting when I got here.  . ���������' ;   :    . 'y-,y   . :.yy.^y: .:-������������������. \-:\  Whence that three-cornered smile of bliss? ;  Three angels gave me at once a kiss, n  Where, did you get that pearly^ear?  God spake and it came out to hear.  Put why did you come to us, you dear?  God thought about you, and so t am here."  I--  Away out oh the point of Cape Cod is an old  cemetery, and in it a baby's grave with this inscription, '' Here lies the body of Mary H������������������������������������,  who, having finished the work of God gave her to  do, died, aged one year.  "The baby wept;  The mother took it from the nurse's arms  And hushed its fears and soothed its  alarms,  And baby slept.     '.->'���������������������������.  vague  *  Again it weeps,  And God doth take it from the mother's arms,  From present griefs and future unknown harms,  And baby sleeps."  Prudence  "Prudence-^If I may so say, there are two  kinds of prudence���������the little; clever, timid',  mousey prudence that keeps and draws hack, and  blesses itself because it makes no mistakes. That  is not prudence in my view. It is short-sighted  selfishness, which generally ends in showing its  own shallowness and trickery. There is also a  prudence which believes in God, that practises  the audacity of faith, that takes in a wide view,  that is telescopic rather than microscopic; that  prudence that asks to he vindicated by clear and  impartial time."���������Dr. Parker.  Christianity has taken a firmer grip on Korea  than any other Oriental land. Since the first missionary landed, there has been an average of one  conversion for every hour.  How Sankey Mel  Sullivan's Bluff  . This chapter from John L. Sullivan's autobiography may tell  why Sullivan has not only been a  consistent teetotaler for years,  but a constant preacher of temperance, thrift and squareness. It  is a striking illustration of the  courage and devotion of purpose  of the evangelist:  As I near the end of my story I  must pay a tribute to a man whom  I regard as one of the greatest  men this country ever produced.  The man referred to is Ira D.  Sankey, the Evangelist. He is  one of the few men who ever  called my bluff and made me  think a long time about what he  had said. If I had listened to his  advice I would be a rich man today and would be able to set a  better example to the youth of the  country than I have done.  Boys, when a man garbed as a  minister calls on you and gives  you a talk I want you to listen to  him. He knows a lot more about  the world than you may think.  I was in my room in a Buffalo  hotel about f if ten years ago, when  a bellhop came in and said that a  stranger had called and wanted to  take up some of my time.  '' If you don't say for him to  come up,'' said the boy, ������������������ he says  he will come up anyway."  "You tell that fresh fellow if  he wants to take a chance on going down faster than he came up,  to come on," I said.  In a couple of minutes a dignified looking man, attired as a  preaeher, appeared in the doorway.      ������������������ ���������  "My name is Sankey," he said  by way of introduction.  ''Well, I wouldn't feel bad  about that," I replied with a look  that 1 was intended to put the visitor^put of business. "What do  want with me?"  "I want you to change your  way of living and set a different  example to the youth of the country," was his opening remark.  ' 'Hub.; huh!?' I replied, with  some astonishment.  ; ".^Tou have no right to squander  your strength on wild living,"  he went on without flinching. "It  was given you for a different pur-1  pose V''.','. j  ' "ff -:don't 'squander anybody's  money but my own," I replied.  "And I do a lot more good with  mine, I'll bet you, than you do  with yours."  "Now, Mr. Sullivan," he went  on, "don't make the mistake of  thinking that I don't know anything about the world and the  things to which you refer. I've  been pretty close to them in more  countries than one, and I am here  to aak you to djo something for  the growing boys by setting a  good example. Those are the  people we Want to start in the  right channels. By showing them  the proper way to live you can do  as much for saving these young  men;as I can."  We-sat there and -talked for- an  hour, and he soon got it through  my head that I was wrong and  that be was right. Still, L had  had so much of that kind of advice offered me that I did not  heed it. He certainly made a  great try, and he went a long distance out of his way to force  something upon me that I needed.  4i.W..|.i|..|..M..iii|n|i r.|M|,.fri.H"M"H"M"l"������- !������������������������������������ ���������I"l'������ll"l"|'������*1'1 ���������������������������*������������������! ,|,; ���������������-i-i..).,t..l..������,|.  i Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.   Backs and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont B4B  ;  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  :  < 11 ������l I IM*HMHI II111 ������������������>������������������������������ 1111 j 1111 I H H !���������!< I !������!���������<���������  4i������.I.i|M|..|,4..}..|.4..|..|i.|..|..t..ii,X^..;..;.^������.;.VV    f | |i|i|������iM | |,������,| | M"M || frJIMM  VANCOUVER CUT RATE FRUIT and CANDY CO. j  J N. Ellis. Mgr.        2452 Main St. Cor. Broadway ;  Ail Fruits II  ���������:'������������������'.',���������. > ' '  P^ in Season ||  I Largest Stock of Confectionery Fruit ft Tobacco on Hill;  f PHONE Fairmont 638  I Free delivery to any part of the city.  .I.4.4..I.4. |nt..|.i|i.|.i|..t.t.it.i| < ii.i.t .1. |i.������..|i 1 ii. .    4..|..|..|..|..|..|..1 I |i.|..|'������il������Hi.|.ii������|4i|.������|i������< |������  Poem on Famous Text  The Duke of Wellington said  that," The Battle of Waterloo was  really won on the playing field of  1)ton." Here is a new poem on  [.hat text by Mr. Henry Newbolt,  poem which every boy ought to  low, for it is manly to the core,  ind one of the best sermons to  )oys that I ever read:  I'There's a breathless hush in the  Close tonight���������  Ten to make and the match to  '��������� win-���������  '   ���������;-���������'���������  bumping pitch and a blinding  light,  An hour to play and the last  man in.  fAnd it's not for, the sake of a  ribboned coat,  Or the selfish hope of a season's  fame,  [But his Captain's hand   on   his  shoulder smote���������  'Play up! play up! ,and play the  game!5  "The sand of the desert is sodden  red���������  Bed with the wreck of a square  that broke;  The gatling's jammed   and   the  Colonel dead,  And the  regiment blind with  c dust and smoke. ,  The river of death has brimmed;  his banks,  And England's far, and honor  a name,  But the voice of a school boy rallies the ranks���������  'Play up! play up! and play the  game!'  ..     /  "This is the word that year by  year,  While in her place the school is  set, ;  Every one of her sons must hear,  And none that hears it dare forget,  This they all with a joyful mind  Bear through life like a torch in  flame,  And falling fling to the host behind���������  'Play up! play up I and play the  game.' "  Rod and Gunjn Canada  Rod and Gun for April is put with  a bill of fare designed primarily for  the fisherman. The cover cut, which  this month is specially attractive,  depicts a fisherman holding up to  view a 17-lb. prize salmon trout secured last year in Algoniquin park.  Bonneycastle Dale contributes the  leading article "Halibut Fishing in the  Northern Pacific;" H. Mortimer Batten a well illustrated article on "Trout  Farming;" and other stories and articles follow that describe fishing  experiences, etc., in various parts of  the Dominion from Atlantic to Pacific- Prof. Edward Prince, Dominion Commissioner of Fisheries and an  authority on both fish and game,  writes of "The Prong Horned Antelope of the West," which is said to  be in danger of extinction unless immediate protective measures are  adopted for its preservation. The  regular departments are all well maintained.  Just received a large shipment of  O'CMJAR  Polishing Mop and O'Ceclar  Furniture Polish  hot ww mum m w m  Joan of Arc was cruelly burned  to death in the market place of  Rouen with eight hundred soldiers  round the stake lest they should  attempt to save her. They put a  false accusation on her cap, "Heretic, Relapsed, Apostate, Idolatress." This was the world's reward to one of the bravest and  best lives ever lived. Her executioners that men might forget her  threw her ashes into the sea.  There remains no relic, no portrait, cup, sword, or jewel that  she ever touched, yet she will  never be forgotten. Near the  place where she lay wounded,  driven from Paris is her statue.  On every eighth day of May a  procession in her honor goes  through the streets of Orleans,  and the world today calls, her  good. -   CEDAR COTTAGE PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Rev. J. O. Madill, Pastor.  Services for Sunday, April 5 ���������  11 &. m.��������� Communion.  7.30p.m.- "Ulster"  Sabbath School and Bible Classes  at 2.30 p.m.  Pr4������yer meeting at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.  Youns People's meeting- at 8 p.m. on  Monday night.  MaketHard Work Eatvl  , JNG, cfamfos mkI polwbing I������������4wp������4 flo������������ It Jmt<J, b9ek*bmk-  ing work. Aawwwtt ntmx ewdfog pak mad mmom mtimuXorylh.  m Mop.  W&h it too aw mpm4mf*twmma*Kfdoh>. W*J* now uim vovumoi)  CKSta#r  ft ilionwiTfrrlHf ^^ntlfiy W!*f ^fiw^y"  of Sij topt of hupi fuminin, b������twMi������  ^mjf^paw^q^mjra^ qn/mmen/.  $^(Uhi0m GwfMlM<t ������w Bwff IU  Ttt m OXMv p oUJ������ M>p for  own %% ow njk. T������j ft  Phone us your order.   We deliver  promptly.  W.R. Owen J Morrison  The Alt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street  ���������H^-M-frl'M'M-'K^M'M^  NATIONAL CULTURE AND REFINEMENT  Can we measure the value of example In bettering- the social, moral  and mental condition of home, civic or national life?  A living- example is a powerful factor In leading- up, to culture and  refinement as a national asset. "What more so than that or an artistically made home nestling among beautiful flowering plants; roses,  flowering and evergreen shrubbery; shade trees, all encompassed with  . hedges of holly, laurel or privet.  Cultivate a habit to spend your time to make such a home, and  visit our Greenhouses and Nurseries; see our stock, and get expert advice from our capable and courteous employees, which, will greatly aid  you in your effort. Our stock was never better, larger or of greater  variety. In our stock of over $100,000 we have everything that culture  and refinement demands to make a home a credit to the owners and  pleasing and interesting to the community.  Catalogues mailed free on application.  Royal Nurseries, Limited  Offlco���������710 Dominion Bldff., 207 Bartlnfft  St. W. T  Fhoa* Seymour 5556. ?  STOBZ���������3410  OrMiYlU*  St.    VbOM  Bayvtew-  1926. *>  Greenhouses  and  Nurseries  at  Royal   on   B.   C.   Electric  Railway, X  Eburne Line, about two miles south of the City limits. ������>  Vbon���������������irbura* 43. ���������������  ������X~x~H"K~X"**^^^":->^^ -H ���������!'���������! 111 I ���������! I M"M"l'<������������������!��������� l***t������? ^^^Mtf^4fM^?M-M^B������M  7^,ty^.^,y^^v;^^^-t-^^'?'  |^^^^,^^ur������>HUrL5R^,E3VE  ?^^^W  THE WESTERN GALL  yyy^yy^yy-- yP.  Friday. April 3,1914  Horace.  Hazeuime  Cot>r*i������*n ***. ������r. ������ m*ccva<* & eo.  "ifcoes not look at all as I expect--  ���������d it -would," she said to me. "It hasn't;  |the air.  It is neither one thing nor the:  other.   It Is like a stags s������ene, carelessly mounted."  As we alighted at the Mission door,  ithe last notes of a familiar hymn,:  mangled in words and melody almost;  beyond recognition, flowed out to join:  the babel of street sounds; and before  we could mount the high steps there.  had begun to pour forth a motley,,  malodorous freshet of felt-shod soles,  that gave us pause; blocking, for ai  few minutes, not merely the ascent  but the sidewalk as well.  When, at length, the way was clear,  and by direction of & youth at the entrance^ we had passed through the.  close, ill-smelling hall, where the lights1  had already been lowered, we came'  upon Miss Clement, alone ln a little  well-ventilated and brightly-lighted office or parlor, jutting off at the rear..  If she was surprised at seeing Eve-  lyn, she gave no sign. She welcomed  us both with tbe smiling cordiality of  a life-long friend. But abruptly her.  smile died.  "I tried to get yon on the telephone  an hour ago," she explained, "but'  there was some trouble with the wire..  I hoped to save you this journey for  nothing."  "Tour protege couldn't come?" 1  queried.  "Unfortunately, no," ' she returned,1  with- a little quaver in her voice. "My|  protege'will never come again. He'  was shot to death. Poor, poor ling;  Fo!"  "Shot tovtfeath!" I cried, while Eve-;  lyn, with cheeks suddenly pale and';  eyes wide, held her underllp fast between her teeth, and gripped hard onj  the arms of the rocking chair ln which;  Miss Clement had placed her.  Tea." And this strong, sweet-;  faced, gray-haired woman ln gray, her;  momentarily-lost composure quite re������  covered, laid a quieting hand softly  over Evelyn's tensed clutch. "Yes.  Tbat sort of thing is not unusual down  here, you know. There is always more  or less bad blood between tbe tongs.  But it was most unforunate, just at  this time, because I feel sure he could  have told you something worth learning. I'm glad he was a good boy^e  was one of the few converts that* are  really sincere."  "Perhaps he knew too much," I  suggested.  But Miss Clement' made no comment. I fancy it was out ot consideration' for Evelyn tbat she refrained  from endorsing my conclusion; while  I reproached myself for being less  thoughtful, I was' all the more convinced that J had voiceij the motive  for the shooting.  As Evelyn did not ask for particulars, I profited by the lesson thus  taught and curbed my curiosity. But  | was in no mood to drop the subject.  From Miss Clement's note it was clear  that Wng Po had already communicated to her some of the more important facts in this connection, and of  these I hoped to possess myself.  ������������������And so, Miss Clement,'* I ventured,  Sharpening my wedge, "Chinatown is,  mystified, I understand,"  She was seated, now, by her little!  desk, and for a moment had been turn*  Ing up, searchingly, one paper after  another, from an open drawer. At  my observation, she paused and raised'  her glance, a folded sheet ot note size  In her hand; for a heart-beat her eyes  held mine.  Tea." she said at length. "Chinatown is all at sea, so to speak."  "Over what?" I pressed.  Slowly she unfolded the scrap of  (writing she held, and before replying  ithe read it through, slowly and deliberately.  "If you don't mind," she proposed,  T woald prefer not to talk about it.  t am in a peculiar position here, Mr.  (Clyde, as you can well understand,  and I can't afford to play false to  ithose who trust me. At the same  time I do not always know whom  among these people to trust Some  pne who knew them very well wrote,  once upon a time, something like this:  Chink away from bis  bis  lotteries.    Addles    and  joes,  (Son can give his queue to tit*.barter.  ���������I  '  boss;  [Bat you can't get down to tbe roots tbat  ' L_    ���������*���������**  Wwm the yellow  base   of   Ms   yellow  baarC ��������� f;  lAad if s very true. There 4*re those  there who pretend to adore me* who  [would think, nothing of treating me  jas they treated poor Ling Fo, if they  jsnspected I knew anything and gave  Itnfonnation."  : "I don't want you to think Fm a  leeward, Miss Grayson," she went on,  faming to Evelyn. "I think I've proved  jto you that I want to help you and  lutein to, but I'm . ^ther upset tonight,1  / jand Fm so afraid we shall have to letj  [matters rest a little longer. There is  lone thing, though, that you on do  jtor me, if you will/*  L Tbe last sentence was sddwefsfd to  take  tan.  lawey  (ram  me, and I made haste to'assure her  that Bbe had only to command me.  As she had spoken she had been  folding and refolding the paper ln her  band, until it was now a tiny, one-  inch square.  "Take this," she said, handing' it  to me, her voice a low murmur, "and  after you have read it, destroy it I;  shouldn't want it found in my possession."  1 understand. Miss Clement," I returned and the folded square went:  Into my waistcoat pocket.  "It may mean more to you," she  added, in a whisper, "than anything  I could say."  When once more in the brougham,,  speeding northward, Evelyn, who had  been unusually taciturn throughout;  the interview, asked me a question.!  "Did you mean what you said,.  Philip?"  "What did I say?" I queried.  "That you understood."  "I understood that it might not be  well for her to have this letter of  Ling Fo's about"  "But the rest? Her refusal to talk?!  Her uneasiness?" Her fear of possible!  traitors?" she persisted.  Once more she had gone straight toj  tiie heart of the situation. I had been!  as puzzled as she by tbe missionary's'  attitude of constraint, which I could1  not attribute -wholly to the tragedy she*  had told us of; and I admitted asi  much to Evelyn.  "If she suspected eavesdroppers,"1  the girl argued, "she said too much.;  If she didn't fear being overheard, why:  couldn't she tell us all she knew?"    j j  For want of a better answer I said: I  "Perhaps the letter will solve the!  enigma^ and plucking it from my'  pocket with thumb and forefinger If  began carefully to unfold it  The interior of tbe vehicle was bril-i  Vastly alight, and "though we werej  already far beyond the Chinatown;  sone and the chance observation of!  any lurking spies, I nevertheless chose  discreetly to draw- the shades prior;.  to outspreading the written page.  Before the sheet with its network of-i  creases was quite flattened, Evelyn,.)  who was bending attentively, near, ex-i  claimed in surprise, "It is her owrii  handwriting!    See, It is written by-  Miss Clement herself!"  Already absorbed, I made no response. Avidly my eyes were racing  over the lines; greedily, my brain was  digesting thero.  "Tidings of the cruel murder of  Ling Fo have just reached me. When  ���������you come, as I know you will, I shall  not dare to speak what I have written,  and which is all that the poor boy:  ever told me. Already there are spies  about me, and your visit is a risk to  us both. I would have prevented it, if  X .could.      ",VV,   "._  "Three weeks ago, according to Ling!  Fo, a white man was abducted by or*  dor of the Six Companies, and shipped!  to China for punishment, aboard a  tramp steamer. Ling Fo would not  give me the white man's name or any  of the particulars, save that sixteen  years ago he had committed a crime,  known to every Chinaman in America  as The Crime of the Sable Lorcha,'  or "black funeral ship,' py which nearly one hundred Chinese coolies lost  their lives. ,  "It seems now that this man, who  they thought was on the ocean, suddenly reappeared in New York, a few  nights ago. He was recognized and  set upon by two Chinamen, but he  escaped, and the Six Companies and,  all the tongs are in a ferment over the  mystery."  Evelyn's hand was on my arm as Ii  read, her face close to mine, reading  with me. Having finished, I held the  sheet for a moment, waiting for her  to signify that she, too, had reached  the end. And in that moment the  brougham came to a sudden halt. .V  Before either of us could voice a,  word   the   door  on  my   side  was ,  wrenched violently open, and the blue  ���������teel muzzle of a revolver covered me.  CHAPTER XXU  When the Doors Parted.  What immediately followed must  have occupied a second or two at  most Yet it seemed to me that for  <nany minutes I sat mute and motionless, starting at the leveled weapon,  and at the rude black mask behind it;  for my brain was superactlve and my!  thoughts were racing.  Instantly I comprehended all that;  bad happened, and the situation, cli-i  mazing in our peril, was as clear to  me as though I bad witnessed the  whole chain of events from Inception  ito final execution. The assassination,  of Ling Fo was to be succeeded by tbe.  abduction, perhaps the murder, of Evelyn and myself. Already while we  were conversing with Miss Clement  bur driver had been spirited from the  box and one of the enemy mounted in  his place. In the rush of my review  I recalled that in hurrying Evelyn into;  the brougham, anxious to be started  tad away, I bad not cast even so much  with an obstinacy that no restraining  teeth' nor Hiding hand could disguise.  "Oh!    Wasn't it exciting!" she exclaimed, with an effort at nonchalance  Ithat was almost pathetic.   "I wouldn't  'have miesed this experience for anything in tie -world."   And then, discovering a little trickle of blood ou  iriy  icheek, .which a diligently'plied hand-  'kerchief had not fully succeeded   in  (keeping out of sight, she was at once  all solicitude.   "Oh, Philip!" she cried,  With wide eyes, swimming.    "You're  hurt!   It was awful.   It was heathenish!1" I wish we had never dared���������who  did it?    Do you know?    Was it   a  (knife cut?    Was  it������������������"    And so she  ! irattled on, her own ills swallowed up  jaS length in her anxiety over my in-  jlsitgnificant injury. ",:���������  I. Murphy, meanwhile, had sunk into  [insensibility through loss of blood, and  tat the door; no whisper even from her lay now, breathing stertorously. One  tat my side, who, like myself, sat dumb :of the officers had already telephoned  land inert, stricken to stone by the sud- (for an ambulance and the other two  tdenness of the attack. But for a sec- iwere making a diligent search of the  'ond or two only this silence "and in- |stable. As for the Chinamen, they  lertia lasted. i'bad fled at- the  first alarm,  and it  '   That which ensued was coincident. Hooked very much as if every one in  |As though the step had been prear-  any way connected with the outrage,  as a glance towards the man in front.  At first, in our absorption, and later  behind towered silken shades, we had  made no effort to trace our course.  Hence our present location was maddeningly unguessable. We might be  far on the East side or far on the  West, or we might merely have circled  back to within a block or less of the  Mission from which we started;  All this, I say, flashed through my  brain with inconceivable swiftness as  I sat rigid, with eyes on the revolver  barrel and the masked face of the  shadowy, sinister creature that held it  All this, and more. For In that. brief  space I considered one possible course  of action after another, groping des-  jperately for a plan of rescue and escape.  In that passing second or two there  nad been no sound���������no word from him  iranged, the three actors moved ln concert The hand which held the weap-  ion advanced a dozen inches or more.  [Synchronously my foot, lifted with all  the accuracy and power of my under-  .graduate football days, met the intruding revolver and sent it spinning  against the vehicle's upholstered top.  .Simultaneously, Evelyn screamed. And  even as her voice rang out, high and  shrill; even as that lethal object of  chill-hardened steel spun upward, the  light was switched suddenly off and  we were in grumous darkness. .  . It was she who, preBsinig the button  at her side, had dropped over us this  imantle of invisibility no less' obBcur-  itog than the fabled Hel Keplein; and  It was she, too, who now opened the  other door of the brougham, and with  ,a murmured: "Come! Hurry!" drew  .me after her into the dread uncertainty of an environment of which, we  knew nothing.  The gloom without was scarcely less  thick than that within. Of my five  senses, therefore, all keenly alert, that  or sight told me nothing; but my ears  t and nostrils; aided and abetted by  my perception of sodden planking beneath my feet, informed me that we  had alighted in a stable. The sound  of pounding hoofs echoed from nearby ., stalls and unmistakable equine  odors were -strongly pervasive. ���������.-.  - Upon my hearing there fell, too, aB  we fled, the high-pitched nasal cackle  of excited and perplexed celestials,  whose eyes,'dazzled by the brougham's  lamps, failed to follow us into that ob-  .scurity which lay in:the wakeof the  conveyance, and through which, hand  in band, Evelyn and I crept crouch-  ingly toward'the street, our hearts  hammering but our breathing smothered lest it betray our whereabouts  and precipitate pursuit. ;   "'  If in bur fsnd fancy we expected  an unimpeded way, however, our expectations were not realized. Where  the darkness was densest there rose  an obstruction. From out of the black  a pair of arms encircled merr* pair of  arms, long, sinewy and muscular,  Which tightened about me with a sudden vise-llkke pressue, holding me now  ierleas. My hold of Evelyn's hand was  thus abruptly sundered, and though  she could not see, she sensed the encounter. Once more she screamed.  High and shrill her young voice rose  above the noise of the stamping horses  and the quaintly strident chatter of  the confused Mongolians. It was not  so much a mere cry of affright as it  was an appeal for help. And it met  With surprisingly prompt response.     t  Before its echo had died, the double'  wilding doors which separate**! our  stable dungeon from the sidewalk  lwere"-swept~swlftiy"apart," admitting  >the revealing gleam from a street  lamp across the way, and admitting,  too, the husky, commanding figure of  a man with raised revolver, followed  by a mob of neighborhood denizens  attracted by the unusual and excited  iky the girl's penetrating vociferation.  1 Quickly as I had been seized, even  'more quickly was I released. The encircling annB fell away instantly, and  the giant,who had held me turned  with an oath of defiance and confronted the invaders. In both oath and attitude there was a reminder of something heard and seen before; ! and  treading upon the heels of reminder  icame recognition. It was Philetus  jMurpby, red and burly, who now tow-  bred menacingly above our armed  Isavior. It was Philetus Murphy who,  swfnglng viciously for his adversary's  !jaw, staggered back the same instant,  his arm dropping and a bullet in his  shoulder.  For a moment following the shot  there was dead silence. Then came  pandemonium.. The mob, already augmented from a score to a hundred,  Surged into the stable as a spring flood  surges over broken dams. With Evelyn in a corner behind me I fought  off the crowding, bellowing throng,  while Murphy lay groaning at our feet,  and bis assailant, who, when once his  face met the light, I discovered was  O'Hara, my own detective, smashed  heads right and left with the butt of  his revolver, and hoarsely commanded  room for his fallen enemy.  What might have happened, what  fatalities might have ensued, had it  not been for the fortuitous arrival of  three uniformed members of the metropolitan police force I shall not attempt to conjecture. Their clubs, I  know, did good service; and a shot  or two fired over the heads of the  rioting crowd had a wonderfully pacifying effect.  Poor Evelyn, in spite of an heroically stubborn insistence to be courageous, was as thoroughly frightened,  as I have ever seen her. When, at  length, the stable was cleared, and!  lamps were lighted, she was still pallid as marble, and her lip quivered  save only Murphy, had gone with  them. -V  O'Hara, who had been put, nominally, under arrest, and who was now  awaiting the pleasure of bis captors,  availed himself of the first moment of  Evelyn's silence to address me.  'It's been a long chase," he said���������  and there -was something of pride in  his tone���������"but you see I got him dead  to rights at last. He's mixed up with  the most lawless gang of. highbinders  New York'has known for years. I  haven't got down to all his history  yet but I've been banded- a good  stack of it, and it won't be hard to  put the screws on him now for killing  that Chink that used to work for him  up to Cos Cob. I didnt know it was  you he was after tonight, but I do  know that he had a hand in the plot  that fixed another Chink this very  evening���������& young fellow named Ling  Fo, who was pumped full of lead just  as he was turning from the Bowery  into Pell street."  It'was from O'Hara that I learned  our present whereabouts. The stable  was not more than a half dozen blocks  from the intersection of the two  streets he had just named.  The fate of pur driver we could only  conjecture. Before the policeman I  laid the facts and they promised me  that he should be found: And then,  after half an hour's waiting, a substitute driver was secured from a neighboring gBrage, and Evelyn and I were  permitted to continue our interrupted  journey homeward.  At the Cameron house, as though  our cup of excitement were not already filled to brimming, a fresh experience awaited us���������an .experience  of suck vital significance as to overturn entertained conclusions and shed  a wholly new light upon our darkest  perplexities. ^ ���������,".-.-' ���������  ���������side her fears, and returning me  smile for smile, confessed to a consuming curiosity which she had mere-,  ly endeavored to disguise, was an episode as characteristic of her as any  that I can remember.,  On entering the reception-room���������a  somewhat formally furnished, square/  room, which jutted from the hall, on  the left���������I was mildly surprised to discover that one of my visitors was none  other than the Chinese merchant, Yup!  Slng,v At sight of me he rose and;  jcame a step forward, the same tall,]  [spare, dignified Asiatic I had met in  ithe Mott street warehouse, save that  jae no longer wore the dress of his,  icountry, but a dark, well-cut suit of  IAmerican clothes.  "Permit me, Mr. Clyde," he said, in,  that chill leisurely tone, I so well re-:  jmembered, "to present to you the vice]  iconsul of China at New York, Mr.!  iChen Mok." And then I saw that bis  {companion, 'a much shorter man than  Ihe and younger, had risen too, and  was holding out a band ln tentative  greeting.  My first impulse was to Ignore the;  proffer, for of late I had come to abhor  the race he represented, but on second;  thought I acceded to the most formalj  of hand-clasps.'  "We are here," Yup Sing continued,;  "because we believe we have secured]  for you, Mr. Clyde, the explanation;  which you recently did me the honor j  to request of me. And because we are  In hope that, through you, some agreement may be reached which will put  an end to the present deplorable out-;  break amongst certain of our people in  tb|s city." ''���������"_*������������������  (Cuiitinuet    Next Week.)  THE SEASON'S LOVERS.  Who loves the trees best?  "V said the Spring.  '' Their leaves so beautiful  To them I bring."  Who loves the trees best?  r   "I," Summer said,l  " I give them blossoms,  White, yellow, red."  Who loves the trees best?  ^1," said the Fall,  "I give luscious fruits^  Bright tints to all."  Who loves the trees best?  '���������I love them best,"  Harsh Winter answered,  "I give them rest."  Do not go about repeating theJ  statement that nothing affects the/j  temper like disease of the stomach; it would be better to say that  nothing troubles the functions of  the stomach like moody tempers!!  ���������Paul Dubois. I  CHAPTER XXU.  The Scuttled Ship.  Checkabeedy met us in the hail���������an  unusually agitated Checkabeedy, with  his full-jowled, rubicund face ruddy  beyond the common, and bis tiny' gray  eyes twinkling like twin star sapphires.  Our adventure, "thrilling as it had  been, was subjugated, if not Indeed  for the momenVorgotten, in the presence of this unwonted suscltation. For  the butler's aplomb was a sort of fain*-;  ily fixture which nothing short of the  most extraordinary happening could  either unsettle or upheave. To -��������� find  him in such case, therefore, argued  either cognizance of exceptional developments or possession of monstrously important tidings; and at  sight of him we both paused in mute  iexpectaucyr^���������--^'T^'^  "There Is a person, sir," he began,  making vain effort to control his voice  to dispaBSton, "a foreign person���������what  is called a Chinee, J think, sir���������in the  reception room. It I understand him,  sir, he is a consul or something like  that And he has brought with him  a tall, thin, elderly man, as yellow as  himself, sir. I was in doubt about, allowing them to wait, but they told me  they must see you,' sir, tonight without fail; that it was a matter to your  interest, Bir. They have been here  over an hour, now, and I have never  taken my eye off the reception-room  door. Seeing as how those mysterious things happened at Cragholt, sir,  I was fearful lest something more of  the same sort might be contemplated.  And poor Mr. Cameron lying up there  with that nurse, Bryan, who, between  you and me, sir, I don't trust, nohow."  Evelyn.' was scarcely to be blamed  for a trepidation equaling, if not surpassing, Checkabeedy's.  "Don't see them, Philip," she urged  with nervous vehemence. "Please  don't see them! It is some trick. I  feel it is. Checkabeedy will get them  out of the houBe at-once. Won't you.  Checkabeedy?"  But I Wa8 In to? different meed.   Ot  late matters had been shaping .themselves, apparently, towards a climax.  In a quiet way, avoiding the spectacu-  ���������larly aggressive, and aided not a little  by chance, we had drawn nearer and  nearer to tbe veil which hid the truth.  If there had come to me now the opportunity for another step, it must not  be disregarded.   My whole inclination  was to welcome it. Therefore I smiled,  .reassuringly, at Evelyn, as I said:  j    "Really, my dear girl, you are un-  necessarily, alarmed.   There is not���������-���������  cannot be, in fact���������the slightest possibility of danger.    On the contrary  their visit, whoever they may be, is  j in all likelihood pacific. But if it would  make you any less uneasy, Mr. Checkabeedy shall wait near the open door,  and you yourself shall stop here in the  '. hall, where you can practically see and  hear all that goes on."  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Mr.  Gutelius, who was the engineer in  charge of the investigation, and is  now General Manager of the Intercolonial, is a man of very great ability, and, what is even better, of singular fairness of mind/- He would  not knowingly put his name to a  statement that was uptrue, and, if the  Conservatives had in the same loose  way constructed the line from Winnipeg to Moncton, we may be sure he  would have been a miracle, therefore,  what he has found against the administration of Sir Wilfrid Laurier. :  Certain facts are-beyond dispute.  First, not one of, the commissioners  appointed by the Laurier government to take charge of construction  waa a railway man or. knew anything about railway matters. They  were lawyers, grain buyers, corset-  makers, money lenders and what not,  all of. them practical politicians and  partisans of a pronounced type. It'  would have ben a miracle, therefore,  if they had made a decent job' of the  work, if under their management it  had not been a sink hole of corruption; so that no one is much surprised when Mr. Gutelius. says that  40 million dollars was. practically  wasted,and thrown away.  The Laurier estimate of the cost  of the line from Winnipeg to Moncton, 1300 miles, was under 60 million dollars.. As a matter of fact, it  is likely to cost 200 million dollars.  This probably has done more to hurt  our credit in England than any other  transaction in which the Dominion  Government has been engaged, before or since Confederation.  The question arises whether the  Grand Trunk Pacific or the Grand  Trunk proper which is behind it, will  feel warranted in taking over a road  that has cost so much more than was  anticipated and upon which, after a  term of years, it has covenanted to  pay 3 per cent as rental. I am ^ot  for a moment impeaching the good  faith of the ��������� Grand Trunk or the  Grand Trunk Pacific, but it is tolerably obvious that if they have to  pay well on to 6 million dollars a  year for the rent of a line traversing  fa region for the most part inhospit-  l|frl{4l|������i;i������frl|llfr.;Mfr.I������}4lftl|l.|4������fr.{4l|ll|ll|ll^ >  Six Pays ft Week in  ;:  P..  Every morning during tife week The  Chdcago^ D  y^ basecj on   ;  one of the Moving Picture Plays being  shown in Chicago and in the cities, towns and villages  in the vast territory-surrounding Chicago.  The Play selected for each morning's story is the one  which The Tribune's Moving Picture Editor has selected  as the best of all those being shown that day. You can  read the Moving Picture Stories every morning pud then  as these fascinating plays are exhibited in your locality  your enjoyment of them will be doubled and trebled  BECAUSE YOU HAVE READ THE STORY.  THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE  not only gives you a complete Moving Picture Story  EVERY DAY during the week, but it also gives you  on Sunday, in serial form, the greatest Moving Picture  Story ever written,..���������/..' The Adventuresi of Kathlyn," by  Harold MdcGrath, thethrilling- romance from which has  been produced the famous "KATHLYN" Moving Pictures which all Chicago is standing in line to see.  Read the Daily Moving Picture Story  in the Chicago Tribune  Read "The Adventures of Kathlyn" in The Chicago Sunday Tribune  ::  %^W^.*'M'***<"l"M,*'M"l,W  able and barren, not likely to yield  any local traffic beyond a little pulp  wood, they will be assuming a burden too great to be borne, more especially if the grain, cattle and other  products' of the West, which they had  counted on as through freight, are to  be diverted southward to the United  States, from Winnipeg or, points beyond it.  If either of these companies appeared in Parliament and asked the  government, Conservative or Liberal,  under such circumstances,, to release  them from their bargain and take  oyer on its own account the 1000  miles of line from Cochrane to Moncton, no one would be greatly astonished. It surely was the crudest of  blunders to expect them to run the  section from Quebec to Moncton  side;by side with the Intercolonial  and hope to make it pay���������cruel not  only to the Grand Trunk Pacific but  to the Intercolonial-  There is another sad feature of the  arrangement. Sir Wilfrid boasted  that the new Transcontinental would  convey the surplus products of the  West all the way on Canadian soil to  Canadian ports. This was the cry,  the appeal to sentimentalist^ which  won him a general election. Yet,  when Mr. Borden asked him and his  followers to make it impossible for  the Grand Trunk proper, the parent  Company, to observe this vaunted  provision and pledge itself not" to  carry the traffic of the Grand* Trunk  Pacific over its own lines to Portland  or anywhere else in th* United States,  Sir Wilfrid shied and Mr. Fielding,  in his glib and boyish way, said they  could trust to the patriotism of the  Grand Trunk to do nothing of the  sort. ��������� ..   ,   ": : ��������� .-.'  Nevertheless, three of four years  ago, the,Grand Trunk proper, which  I am: not for an instant blaming,  started to build a line which would  have diverted the unrouted traffic of  the Grand Trunk)Pacific from Coch-,  rane1 to Providence in Rhode I sland  over'' its branch lines leading from  North Bay,by way of Ottawa and  Coteau to Providence. The financing of this project fell through, but  no one doubts that when the Winni-  peg-Moncton section is completed  the Grand Trunk in its own interest  will convey such export traffic as  comes from the West, in winter at all  events, from Cochrane to its -winter  port in Portland, Maine.  Finally, when the Laurier.: > administration agreed to guarantee a certain  proportion of the bonds for the  building of the prairie and mountain  section of the Grand Trunk Pacific,  Sir Wilfrid and Mr. Graham, his  Minister of Railways, spoke lightly of  the matter as if the endorsing of a  note for many millions of--dollars, was  a mere matter of form. But we have  now had to make good our endors-  ment to the extent of paying the  company the difference between  what the guaranteed bonds realized  in London and their par value. This  alone has cost us an enormous sum.  In addition we have given the company loans to the amount of 25 million dollars, and there is now a prospect that we TJiay have to lend it  more money to enable it to complete  its .mountain.section���������^^-^=-i--���������������������������=  This, as said, are facts beyond dispute. Mr. Gutelius does not deal  with them because his sole business  was to report on the construction of  the line between Winnipeg and Moncton and to that subject he strictly  confined himself. According to all  accounts, our Liberal brethren will  attack Mr. Gutelius and Mr. Staunton, but it might be well for them  to be a little careful. In the course  of his investigation Mr. Gutelius probably ran across government engineers  who had been bribed by the contractors and contractors who had been  bled for Liberal campaign funds. He  does not mention these things in his  report, which is a sane and dignified  document, worthy of a man of his  high qualifications; but I should  fancy that if Liberals like Mr. Macdonald of Pictou, or Mr. Carvell of  New ., Brunswick, carry their war  against him too far, he will be  obliged, almost against his will, to  tell the whole story of graft and  boodling which existed uader the  commissioners, all of them partisans  of the deepest dye and wholly ignorant of railway construction, who  were in charge of the work under the  Laurier administration.  I hold no brief for Mr. Gutelius,  but am sure that he knows more of  the ins and outs of the engineers and  contractors who built the line than  he has told in his report. A more  honest and capable official was never  in the service of the Dominion, yet, if  what I hear is true, he is not a man to  allow himself to be maligned "lying  down."  Canadian do not eat enough fish.  If we consumed more that we do at  present, there would be no necessity  for our fishermen shipping the bulk  of their catches to the^United States  and other countries.  At the present time it is only the  hotels, restaurants and society people  employing chefs who really insist  upon having some kind of fish upon  the daily menu, and who/ know how  to prepare it. The ordinary citizen's  fish eating is limited to but a few  varieties cooked in one or two ways.  Halibut, cod, haddock, salmon, trout,  bass and finnan haddie constitutes  their range of fish foods, and they  invariably demand them at the particular seasons when they are scarce.  The price they have, to pay, causes  them to remark that fish is as dear  as meat, and' no saving in the high  cost of living. The lack of variety,  ignorance of the art of cooking fish  and apparently high prices, tend to  keep down the consumption of fish in  Canada.      .  Good cooking will do more to help  the sale of a particular class of foodstuffs than anything else. Combined  with a wider knowledge of the varieties of fish and the periods of the  year when they are "plentiful and  cheap, the; housewife who; really  wishes to reduce the cost of living,  can dp nothing better than study the  art of cooking and preparing fish  properly. The Government has long  recognized; the; necessity of an educational campaign in cooking fish as  a means of encouraging the fishing  business of Canada, and to that end  a booklet entitled "Fish and How to  Cook It" was issued by the Marine  and Fisheries Department last year.  The lack of variety' is no excuse  for not eating fish, as the booklet  shows a dozen different and tasty  methods of preparing salmon,. mackerel, herring, hadodck, cod, hake,  pollock, -halibut, flounder, skate,  whitefish, fresh-water herring,'; oysters, lobsters, shell fish, etc. All  easily and cheaply procurable fish  foods and native to Canadian waters.  As a still better method of encouraging the eating of fish, we would  suggest that this booklet be distributed throughout the country through  the princiual fish merchants and retail fish and,grocery .stores. .Also"in  the numerous agricultural colleges',  where Domestic Sciqence is taught,  the teachers, should give their pupils  instruction in the art of buying fish  popular as an article of diet, and increasing its consumption, there has  been collected, and- printed, in this,  booklet, a number of receipes which  describe .a number of appetising and  inexpensive ways of cooking fish.  Interlarded with the receipes there  will be found some interesting facts  regarding the fish and fisheries. of  Canada. -  If the booklet helps to make more  popular as a food and thereby increase the consumption; the, nation ���������  as a whole will be the gainer, and the -���������  fishing industry,!.which is carried on'  by one of the hardiest and kindliest  sets of men the country contains, will  be greatly st imulated.  LEPMSYJININCREASE  Paris.���������The ministry of the interior is alarmed by the increase  of leprosy in France, and particularly in Paris,, and haa asked  Dr. Marchoux, of the Pasteur Institute, to report upon measures  best fitted to prevent any further  spraad of the disease.  Leprosy- is a contagious malady,  but exactly how it is communicated remains a mystery. No less  than 5 per cent, of the sewer rats  of Paris are leprous, and the number of lepers in Paris has increased  in a few years from 50 to 300. In  the provinces, the chief centers of  the disease are near Quingamp, in  Britany, where there are about  forty .lepers, and on the Italian  frontier, where there is a colony  of sixty. A few cases are also to  be found at Marseilles.  The conditions under which the  disease spreads have changed but  little in the provinces since the  Middle ages, and, in Dr. Marchoux 's. opinion, there is no great  reason why the disease should not  again become the scourge it was  six or seven hundred years ago.  Up to the present, French legislation has in no way checked the  disease, which is not even notifiable: This state of affairs is to be  remedied, and parliament will be  asked to adopt a bill rendering  obligatory the notification of  leprosy and enforcing the rigorous  isoaltion of lepers, either in their  own homes or in special leper  Houses. A medical committee will  be empowered to order the removal of any lepers from their homes,  to leper houses if they are not ef-  iri season and preparing it for the | fectively isolated,  table. Copies of the booklet could '.'" " ' sss^aass^ss^sssassssam  be sent'to every school teacher in ���������|������'|"t"l"l"l"l"l"l"l"l'<'''l"l"l"|"l"l"l"l"l'il"l">'l"  Canada with the request that they  help one of the���������country's great natural resources by teaching the childr  ren more about it: Much of the ignorance regarding fish will be dispelled by this means. -  The cost of living in Canada is  high enough, but if we were to make  more use of our natural resources in  the line of foodstuffs, it would mutually benefit both producer and consumer. ������������������ ��������� ��������� . r  THE STAINED FLAG  LLoyd George says: "The flag  that waves over slums in the city  and ill paid workers anywhere, is  as stained as though it had been  defeated on the field of batie."  THE VALUE OF FISH AS FOOp  Sir James Crichton'-Browne, M.D.,  X>3c:,"~eTc:r~6!~Engi^^  "It cannot be too strongly insisted  on, that for working people of all  classes, fish is an economical source  of the energy necessary to enable  them to carry on their work; and that  for children and Vybung persons it  furnishes the very, stuff that is needed  to enable them to grow healthy and  strong. It contains what is called  proteid, the nitrogenous constituent  which is mainly concerned in the formation of the tissues of which the  body is composed, nd it contains fat,  one of the main sources from which  the energy of the cells is derived."  That fish should displace butcher's  meat in the dietary of the people of  this country is not to be expected;  but it is felt there is vast room for a  substantial increase in the use of fish.  The majority of people habitually  aet top much butcher's meat, and  could, with benefit to their health,  reduce their meat allowance and increase their consumption of good,  sound, fresh fish.  Fish as a food is to be reommended  for its easy digestibility. It, of  course, differs greatly in this respect,  the lean kinds being more quickly  disposed of than the fat, while Ihe  hardened fibres of salt fish ^prevent  it from being so readily digested as  fresh fish.  Fish is an unsurpassed food for  brain workers who������ lead a sendentry  life. It has a smaller proportion of  nitrogenous material than meat, and  is therefore less stimulating and exciting, an important matter in these  strenuous, nervous days.  But the digestibility and nutritive  value of fish depends greatly on the  manner of its cooking.  When brought to the table in a  savoury form it stimulates the flow of  saliva, and by its flavor sets the gastric glands in operation. With a  view, therefore, to making fish more  "s*mr F*9tr"  ������ Has been the watchword of The r  % Mutual from the day it was or- ; I  ?;anized in 1869 up to the present ���������������  line. ���������_ ���������*-  Only those forms of investment  f consistent with the absolute security of policyholders have been  adopted.  The result is an institution that  is among the most stable in the  Canadian Financial World.  Business in force over $87,000,000  Assets over  22,000,000  ������ Surplus over    3,800,000  I Tlie Muloa! life * Canada  & It would be a business mistake  4 r~forYOU to place your application  j; with any company without con-  ,, suiting our Agents and familiar-  ��������� > izing yourself with tbe model  g policies issued by  MMDH ONLT KDTUH  Investigation coata nothing- and ���������area  regreta  I Write, phone or call for rates, etc.  !'     Wm. J. Twiss, District Mgr.  :! 317-319 Users lldf. Viictusr, i. c. X  * * %���������  Herbaceous Plants  for Spring Planting  ALSO  GLADIOLUS  All in first class condition.  Prices moderate.  Heeler's Nursery  Corner 15th & Main St.  PHONE Fairmont 817  Sooth Vancouver Undertakers  Hamilton   Bros.  We are foremost in our line for  Moderate Priced Funerals  8271 Fnur Stmt Float frmr 8 I'M* Vi"1-"' 'i* '  ',-" f.;  v- i   t V  V' ,'���������"; ',-',-';'���������-" ,''"'>"'-->���������" - 7V,  THE WESTERN GALL.  Friday, April 3, 1914  ���������$������tS**$**4*������$l *$**$* ���������>$���������������?*���������}���������}* *^������ t?������^i s^s iti >t*tZ>������?������������!������������j*-a^aaj������tS>a$s t^������  MISCELLANEOUS  BURNS' LETTER TO A YOUNG FRIEND.  When ranting round in pleasure's ring,  Religion may be blinded;  Or, if she gie a random sting,  It may be little minded;  But when on life we're tempest-driven,  A conscience but a canker���������  A correspondence fixed wi' heaven  Is sure a noble anchor!  HAMLET ON CHURCH FINANCE.  (With Apologies to Shakespeare.)  "To pledge or not to pledge:  That is the question.  Whether it is nobler in a man  To take the gospel free and let another foot the  bill,  Or to sign a pledge and help to pay the church  expenses. ,  "To give, to pay���������aye, there's the rub���������to pay,  When on the free pew plan a man may have a  sitting free,  And take the gospel, too,  As tho he paid,  And none the wiser be, j  Save the church's committee, who���������  Most honorable men���������can keep a secret.  i  "To err is human; human, too, to buy at cheaper  rate.  Ill take the gospel so,  For others do the same���������a common rule,  I'm wise; 111 wait, not work;  I'll pray, not pay; and let others foot the billls.  And so with me the gospel is free, you see."  INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS  Dry Farming  The International Dry Farming Congress has  become the greatest organization in the world,  whose thought is turned toward better agriculture. The Congress has become a clearinghouse  for information, and the annual sessions a forum  for discussion notable in the history of the general forward agricultural movement now taking  possession of the world.  The 1914 sessions will be held.in Wichita,  Kansas, U. S. A., October 7-17. The preparedness of Wichita, a city of 64,000 people, is unquestioned. The organization foresees an excellent relationship with the city of Wichita and  the state of Kansas during the year. The city  has ample railroad facilities; its location is excellent; agricultural conditions surrounding it  make the work of the Congress entirely consistent, and the facilities for housing both the Congress and Exposition are so excellent as to be  very gratifying, indeed. The Congress will be  held in the Forum, a municipally owned building,  which seats 6,000 people, and is a great modern  auditorium, one of the largest in the West. With  it, are the Exposition grounds, much of whose  housing facilities are already in permanent existence. The nearness and the excellence of the  location cannot.be overlooked.  The Song of the Hobo  I am longing for the country with its pastures  wide and green,  Where the cattle on the hillsides browse untroubled and serene,  Where one hears the pleasing gobble of the proud,  majestic turk���������  Oh, I'd spend my days at farming if it were not  for the work.  Sinners of High and Low Degree  "There are two quarters in the city without  children���������the boulevard and the red light district."     -  New York, March 24.���������Mr. Reginald H. Tup-  ?er has been staying at the Hotel Wolcott, New  ork, before sailing for England, where he will  remain for several months.  Marquis Wheat Offer  Wichita, Kansas, March 13,1914.  My Dear Sir:���������  f      I want to call your attention to some prize  wheat seed.   I am sure you will be interested in  it and will want some.  At Tulsa, last October, Paul Gerlach, of Allan, Saskatchewan, Canada, took the first prize  for the best bushel of hard wheat, securing a  Rumley threshing machine, worth $1,250.  This wheat is Marquis, which has broken all  records in the Northwest for. quantity and quality  of yields under dry land conditions. The sample  tested 71 pounds per bushel.  This wheat is now our property, and we have  devised the scheme of dividing it into small lots  and auctioning it to the highest bidder, the proceeds to go to the support of the Congress.  This auction will be April 1. Until that time,  I shall receive bids for one full pint each. There  will be 64 lots and not more than two pints will  be sold to any one farmer. No price has been  set. A certificate will accompany the wheat.  Money sent by those who are not successful bidders will be returned.  Don't you want some of this wheat, which, in  three years' time should produce enough to plant  a good sized field)  Very sincerely yours,  R. H. FAXON,  Secretary Treasurer.  The International Dry-Farming Congress.  Mr. Angus Munn, customs inspector, leaves  today for Squamish to formally open the customs  office there in charge of H.. B. Scharschmidt.  1  Sufficient tor the Pay  "One,adequate support  For the calamities of mortal life  Exists,' one only; the assured belief  That the procession of our fate howe'er  Sad or disturbed, is ordered by a Being  Of infinite benevolence and power;  Whose everlasting purposes embrace  All accidents; converting them to good,"  New York city has 900,000 Jews and 1,250,000  .Romanists, but there^ are _o_thers__too,_for Protestant edifices are to be opened this fall costing  $3,500,000.  Und Between HcBride and Fort George for Settlers  Grip and Password |  4^4$������4$4^4$I^M$������4|m3m$4^I^m������4^44$M$M$M������44������m$44344$44$m������������^m������|  SAXKT OEOBOXi'B  DAY CELEBBAXXOH  As St. George's Day draws near, an  echo comes to us from down the ages of  thilt grand old battle cry: "St. George  and Meirie England," a cry which,  roared from the throats of a thousand  English yeoman, flinging defiance in the  face of-> gathered armies on many a  well fought field.  In these more peaceful days we no  longer hear the old call, but the memory of St. George or the manly spirit  he represents, and the dear old land of  which he is the patron Saint, still lint  gers in the hearts of all good Englishmen in this outpost of the Empire.  The idea of a great St. (George's Day  celebration has long been in the minds  of many people in Vancouver, and at  last the movement has taken definite  shape in the formation of a representative committee of all the English societies. This committee met at 346 Hastings Street East on Tuesday, March  24, when it was arranged that a great  National Celebration of. St. George's  Day should be held ln the Dominion  hall on Friday, April 24. The programme includes a splendid concert  and addresses by prominent citizens.  Further announcemnts will - be made  shortly. In the meantime the committee ask the co-operation and assistance  of all Britishers in this good work.  Any communication shauld be addressed to the Secretary, T. Mathews,  Holly Lodge.  <|.<{4^44$,4>43l^><H^<fM4V$M<V&'$M&4$M$M|t^^  Pease Pacific Foundry Limited f  .    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Oextlfleato.  v**  ^������^*^>*S'^*^'^*^>������S4^*^,*^..fr*4y^*^fr<fr..fr^fr^^fr  Sale of Fort George Government Lots  We would draw our readers attention to tjie  government sale of lands at Fort George to be  held at Vancouver on tbe 19th, 20th and 21st May.  This offers a unique opportunity to the investor  to get in at roek bottom prices. The terms are  good���������only 6 per cent, interest being charged���������  and three years allowed to complete payments.  Tbe sales will be conducted by Messrs. Armstrong  1 & JJllis, Birks' building', Granville street.,  . This young and enterprising firm are to be  congratulated on the confidence reposed in them  by the government, and it says a great deai'%r  their business abilities that the government should  have selected them out of the many applicants  who were anxious to get control of the sale. We  understand Messrs. Armstrong & JSllis have  opened large and spacious offices in the Birks'  building, where they will conduct -a land sale  bureau. The speciality will be auction sales and  exclusive listings. From the large amount of  listings they have already received one can always0 rest assuerd of getting good buys at Armstrong & Ellis'.  This was the result at a meeting held  by Ebenezer L. O. I*. No. 1589 on the  evening of March 23rd in the Orange  Hall, Vancouver, B. C.  This meeting will go down into history as being one of the best meetings  ever held by Ebenezer Lodge. Wor.  Bro. Grantham, W. M., was in the chair;  all other officers being present. After  the Lodge was opened ln due form the  "W. M. Bro. Grantham stated that as  this was Past Masters' night he had  much pleasure in calling the Past Masters to take the chalra R. W. Bro.  Thomas Duke in the chair; Wor. Bro.  James Robinson in the Deputy, chair;  Wor. Bra, Humphries in the Chaplain's  chair; Wor. Bro. M. R. J. Reid in the  Past Masters' chair; other chairs being  filled by Wor. Past Masters.  Among the visitors present were noticed R. W. Bro. H. Birmingham, A. D.  G. M., and Wor. C. M. Wor. Bro. W. E.  Stones, Wor. Bro. V. A. McClelland,  W. Bro. R. P. Purdle, M. W. Bro. John J.  Tulk, M. W. G. M. of the M. W. G. B. C.  of B. A., R. B. K. of I., Wor. Bros. M.  C. Huff, McKinley, W. J. Duke, B. Foster, R. TV. Bro. R. N. Hopkins. R. W.  Bro. W. H. Brett, and many other  visiting -brethren.  The Degree team was then called on  to take charge of the meeting,, and 42  candidates were ��������� initiated, the degree  team having charge of the work, the  degree was put on in grand shape, the  Degree team with their handsome robes  and the way they have work in hand  was a surprise to the many visitors present. R. W. Bro. Duke again taking  the chair, Btated that he had a very  pleasing duty to perform. He then  called on the Wor. Past .Master Won  Bro. Malcolm R. J. Reid to come forward, and' on behalf of the members of  Ebenezer Lodge presented him with a  gold Past Master's Jewel. Wor. Bro.  Reid waa taken somewhat by surprise,  and replied, thanking the, Lodge for  their kind gift.  The Secretary.. reported that he' had  received twenty-three applications for  membership. The applicants will be  initiated at the next meeting of No.  1589.  A .short programme was then presented, a number of the members taking part. Bro. Moore was as entertaining as usual in his Irish songs, and  Bro. F. Underwood was in good form.  B.' W. Bro. Birmingham delivered a  very Interesting address, in which he  said that it gave him great pleasure to  meet with L, O. L. No. 1689, and to see  the way in which the Lodge conducted  the work. He was pleased to see the  fine class of men that were initiated,  and he felt sure that they would be a  valuable addition to the Lodge. Short  speeches were delivered by others; refreshments were served - (little Bobbie  being in charge). Songs and speeches  were then in order after a very pleasant  meeting was brought to a cIobc.  *������*��������������� of the atr Utttfnf.  R. "W. Bro. Thomas Duke was in fine  form; he said watch 1689. Pass them  by.  Wor. Bro.' Grantham was a happy  man.   He is well up in hia part.  Wor. Bro. Dence said I am the long  and the short of it, but wait.  Wor. Bro. Tulk was pleased. He says  that he would be able to get 50 new  names for the Sentinel.  '.  80,000 Acres Between McBride and  Fort George to Be Open for Pre-  Emption���������Bustling  Town in  Productive Valley.  Victoria, B. C, March 31.���������Eighty  thousand acres of land adjacent to  the Grand Trunk Pacific railway,  which is to be completed from ocean  to ocean on April 10, a large proportion bordering on the railroad, will  be opened to pre-emption in the valley of the South Fork of the Fraser  river in June, according to an announcement made yesterday by the  Hon. William R. Ross, Minister of  Lands.c  When the work of building the  Grand Trunk Pacific railway was begun this valley, which contains a  large amount of agricultural land,  favorably situated, was placed in reserve. In 1907 a reserve was created  under which'a strip'of six miles covering the valley was reserved for the  pre-emptor. Now that the railroad  is completed the agricultural lands are  being opened fo the settler. '  The land to be opened to settlement is in two parts, the eastern half  stretching on either side of:McBride.  the young city 90 miles from the  eastern border of the province, where  a divisional point has been created.  Car shops, large yards, etc., are being  built, and a city is in its in fancy.,* The  western half stretches from Willow  Station on the G. T. P., not far east  from jFort George to join the other  part of the tract.  Bustling Young Town.  The lots in the eastern half will be  opened  to  entry by  pre-emption  at  McBride on June 1 at 9 a. m., a special office being opened there by the  Land Commissioner of the district  for one week' in order to give those  who seek a homestead there an opportunity to file their records at the  nearest city to the land, and, after a  week records will be made at the office of the government agent for the  district at Fort George. The lots in  the western half will be opened to  entry by pre-emption on June 15 at  9 a. m. at the office of the government agent at Fort George.  McBride, where the lots in the  eastern half will be opened for a  week, beginning at 9 a. m. on June  1, was the first townsite laid out in  the district, and the first postoffice  in the district was created there. It  is a bustling young town, and, as it  is in the heart of the agricultural  laril, is expected to become a great  center. It is 145 miles from Fort  George, 90 miles from the eastern  border of the province and 345 miles  from Edmonton.  The town, named in honor of British Columbia's Premier, is both the  passenger and freight divisional point  and a large amount of money has  been expended by the railway company to make preparations for the future, all its construction being of a  large type. The yards cover eight  miles, and the station, yards, roundhouse, shops, etc., are the largest between Winnipeg and Prince Rupert.  The G. T. P. have a hospital, and  there are few permanent buildings,  the number of which is being increased.     There   are   some   rooming  houses and three or four well stocked  stores.  Farming and Lumbering.  The valley of the South Fork of  the Fraser in which the large area of  land, set aside, when the railroad was  begun, and held until transportation  facilities were provided for the pre-  emptor, varies in width from one to  two miles in its upper part at Tete;  Jaune Cache to five miles at McBride,  six at Goat river, and about ten. miles  at the Canyon. It lies at a mean altitude of 2250 feet above sea level.  The main industry of a great part  of the valley, other than farming, will  be lumbering, and this should reach  considerable proportions. There is a  large amount of good timber, and the  lumber mills built to handle it, together with the towns along the railroad between Fort George and Mount  Robson park, which, before long will  prove a great tourist resort reached  from the west through this valley,  should prove a ready market for farm  produce from this district. A large  mill with a maximum daily capacity  of. 100,000 feet has been built by the  Upper Fraser River Mills .Company  at Mile 14, near Dome creek. Another big mill is projected for Mile  128, and a number of other sites are  being sought for mill purposes.  A pamphlet descriptive of the district, with special maps showing the  various lots which will - be available  for pre-emption in this valley in June,  is now being prepared, and will shortly be issued by the Department of  Lands.  Kamloona-Vanoouvor Meat Gel, Ltd.  Oor. Main and Powdll Sta. tS40 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.  ���������l"l-i"l"l"l"t'tl"l"t"1"l"i"l"l"l"M"I"l"M"l'������'H'  ���������8������������.t.<t"t������t������l������:-������}"t'������'l"H������<|������}������M������:������H"l"l"l"l'  T. S. Baxter Peter Wright  FURNITURE  WARP  FIVE   CONSERVATIVE  ASSOCIATION.  Annual at Nome.  Ward 5 will hold their annual at  home on Tuesday, the 7th of April,  at 8 o'clock sharp in the Oddfellows'  Hall, Main and Seventh streets, Mt.  Pleasant,   t  There will be a musical program,  refreshments and dancing, and all are  invited. There will be no charge for  admission.  iJtmmH*x&<  ^wiinuiiiiiiiiiimm^  Complete House  Furnishers  Agents for Ostermoor and  Restmore {"UttreMe*  Pavenport Bed  Hot* yon tried our ftsy payraept? Come in and \m It over wliu w.  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C. |  4 ������  ������l"t"M"l' 't"H"H' 'M"H"1' 'H' 'I' ���������!' <V 'H' 't"t' 'H' ���������*^H^^^^^^4^^^������H^<H^.H.4^  [ifrfliiMifliiftiMiMiiHifrfr-M^ r"  Government of British Columbia Land Sale  There will be offered at public auction in the cities of Vancouver,  Victoria and Prince George, British Columbia, the Government Holdings  in the Townsites of Prince George, Fort George and South Fort George,  comprising in ail 2,350 lots. ,  J       Dates of sales-  May B, 20 and 21, Vancouver  ;    May ^  June 9,10 and 11, Prince George  For full particulars, descriptive literature and maps, apply���������  Armstrong  Selling Agents for Government of British Columbia  Head Office: ������04=5 Birks Bldg., Vancouver,B.C.  ������.')  fr.H~frfr������H'4'**������K'*������s~H-4Mfr^������^ WW������*?'*  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, April 7, 1916.  y  The past few months have  made it evident that more than  one of the constitutional mon-.  archs now scattered throughout  Europe are misfits whose crowns  sit uneasy on heads that were  not measured for them. By descent, by birth, by education, by  marriage, by other family ties,  the constitutional monarch may  be set apart from his people, estranged from them, and even  tempted to thwart and: to belittle their aspirations. '  No constitutional monarch is  allowed to remain a bachelor; and  even when he  is  only  the  heir  ' of the throne in training for the  sinecure which is to be his soon-  ��������� er or later, he is expected to take  unto himself a bride as soon as  possible after he comes of age.  Now, as royalty does not feel itself, free to mate except with royalty, and as there can be only  one royal family in a country,  a king may- be said to be forced  to .marry out of his country, to  mate with a foreigner, to take a  wife, a princess of alien blood.  Must Marry in Own Bank  Owing to the fact that sovereigns brook no rival near the  throne, it is only very rare that  a. king, either a constitutional  monarch or an autocrat, can make  an endogamic marriage, taking a  bride of his own race and of his  own language." As it happens the  present Queen of England is an  English woman and the present  Kaiserin is a German woman; But  they are exceptions,- since the  necessity the sovereign is under  of marrying in his own rank generally forces him to marry out of  his own country. The practice of  exogamy once common to all men  is now far more frequent among  rulers than it is among subjects.  It needs but a little reflection  to perceive that this royfil practice of exogamy may have high  political importance, if the bride  and the groom are sympathetically mated. If the foreign wife  comes of a stock akin to that  of her royal husband, and if the  aspirations of the people to  which ishe belongs by birth are  in accord with those of the peo-  to which she belongs by mar-  riageas is the case at present  with the_ occupants of the throne  of Italy���������then there is harmony  in the household.  Imported Queen a Burden'  But if the interests" of her native land and those of the country which has become hers by  marriage are not identical, are in  fact more or less hostile, jthen the  fiL__. ' \T.  ������������������"'���������j:'    : ���������'���������'  Buy Vi  ifieouv  er Real  .Estate ;  at thes  e P-rices  =NEVER AGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  ������������������'���������'���������������������������..v W������TS.  "  ^Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St., formerly  .     KeW at' H500������ for 11,600,on terms.  Kitsilano���������Two 33 ft. lota, cleared, on 11th Avenue, for  h   merly held at $1,200 each, for $350 each.  Strathcona Heights���������r50 ft. lot, magnificent view, on 25th  Avenue,-held at $2,200, for $750^-on terms.;  Burnaby���������Fine high lot, near 17th Avenue and laurel St.,  assessed at $300, for $90;00. ������������������*���������   .  Point Grey���������33 ft. lot on the hill near 22nd and Dunbar  V    St., a great buy at  $350.  Fairview���������50 ft/ lot on 11th Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300.   Sell for $900. ,,  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th AveV near Highbury Street, on  top of the hill, for $300.  Point Grey���������70 by 122 ft. oh 21st Ave., near Crown St.,-  for $300. '       *  South Vancouver���������A few Lots on 66th and 67th Avenue  for $70.00   each.  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner Biver Ave. and Gilley  . Avenue on the hill, fine view, southern exposure, for  ' $225.00.  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Bumble Boad, on the sunny southern slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150. On terms.  Lulu Island���������4 acreB at Garden City, cleartd, richest of  soil. Cost owner $320 per acre 8 years ago. Sell the 4  acres for $700.00.  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under  ...    cultivation.   Cost $300. per acre.   The whole for $650.  Gibson 's_ Landing���������10 Acres on the Government Boad, 3  miles from the Landing. Good land. Creek running  through, all for $350.00.  Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B. C ������.  R. near Jubilee Station. A grand property with a  great future, improved. $35,000 was one time refused  for this same property. Can be bought today for  $6,500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres of the very best soil) 21-2 miles  north of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing. Owner paid over $500 per acre as. a subdi  vision proposition. Sell to-day for $100 per acre on  terms.  Burnaby���������1 3-4 acreB at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  HOUSES  Point Grey���������On Wilson Boad carline, neat little 3-room  cottage, on lot 33.7 by 298.9 feet deep, all improved,  chicken house and runs. Formerly held at ^3.300. Today  for  $1,350.  Fairview���������Quebec   St.,  5  room   modern   cottage,  fireplace,  , "built in buffet, pannelled walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.  Kitsilano���������0-room modern house on. lot 66 by 132 feet, with  fireplace, hardwood floors, furnace, bath and toilet separate,  former value was  $6,000.'   Sell  for $3,150.  Fairview���������8 rooms, hardwood floors, hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot 50 ft. by 120, on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.   Owner paid $9,000. Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, full 50 ft. lot, on COth Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 7 1-2 per cent,  mortgage.  Fairview-^8 rooms and one on the 3rd floor, hot water  heat, garage, nice grounds, on 11th Ave., near Tukon  Street. Formerly held at $10,000. Sell now for $6,000  on terms.  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St. West Phone Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  imported queenmay prove a most  unfortunate acquisition for her  husband's people���������as seems to  be the case at present in Greece,  where the king is married to a  sister of the German emperor,  who is a woman of commanding  character, retaining an ardentloy-  alty to her native land and setting its interests above those ,of  the country that has becomehers  only by, the accident of matrimony.  A recent anecdote current in  Bussian royal circles is to the effect that "whenever the Germans are beaten mamma weeps,  and whenever the Russians are  repulsed papa weeps." This anecdote may have no foundation in  fact; but it is an image of the  truth, nevertheless. Even if the  heir to the Bussian throne did not  utter these exact words within  the past year, words of like import must have been uttered often by the heirs to other thrones  in other years.  A Hyphenated Empress  What is significant is that this  tale is passing from mouth to  mouth in Russia and that it represents the belief of the Russian people in the patriotism of  the Czar and the doubt of the  Russian people as to the loyalty  of the Czarina. If the moujiks  were familiar with the latest  American political slang they  might be tempted to denounce the  consort of their autocrat'as a hyphenated Empress.  That the Russian people have  this opinion as to the divided or  diverted patriotism of the wife of  their ruler may or may not prove  to have political significance in  the future. That the French  people had a;' similar opinion  about the patriotism of the wife  of. Louis XVI. had an undeniable  political significance in the past.  Marie Antoinette may have been  wholly loyal to the country which  had become hers by - marriage;  but even if she possessed this loyalty she was none the less Attested and denounced as "the  Austrian woman;" and it is impossible to say now how much of  4he ultimate unpopularity of  Louis XVI. was due to the belief of his subjects that his Queen  was hostile to the interests of  France.  Do Queens Make Better Rulers?  An assertion is often made, although it has never been proved, that countries are better governed by queens than by kings;  and this opinion is ordinarily supported by citing Queen Elizabeth  and Queen Victoria in Great  Britain,-Maria-Theresa in Austria and Catherine in Russia;  These examples are too few and  too doubtful to carry conviction  ���������except to perfervid feminists;  A cynical student of political history once suggested the', explanation that if countries were indeed better governed by Queens  than by kings, this would doubtless be due to the fact that when  a queen was on the throne the  real power was likely to be in the  hands of a man, whereas when a  King ruled he was often under  the thumb of some woman or  other. !  It is interesting to note that  the favorites, male and female, of,  kings and queens have generally  been natives and that when by  chance they have been aliens their  foreign birth has always been  held against them and has sometimes been the direct cause of  their downfall. Madame de Pompadour and Madame du Barry  were* Frenchwomen; and although they wrought infinitely  more evil to France- than Marie  Antoinette, they were not so  fiercely execrated, by the French  as was the thoughtless and frivolous Austrian princess whom  Burke so eloquently idealized.���������  Professor Brand Matthews.  PHYSICAL TESTS FOR BOYS  "Father, -what is a veterinary surgeon?"  "One of those fellows at the Pension Office, my son, who examines the  veterans   for   pensions."  Most boys really have no fixed  working ideas of their own as to  what they wish to be or do, as we  all know too/well. "I mean to  be a doctor like father," says he,  and they rejoice over him; arid a  month later he wants to be a fireman, or a member of parliament;  or he is neat with Vhis fingers,  rides well, understands the ways  of animals, and lovesN to attend  the minor ailments of the family;  and then all that side, of him  goes, and he gives himself to  poetry or, which is worse, to music. Or he is ambitious, and will  make a great name, be a great  discoverer, and again the wind  catches the weather cock.and he  praises a leisurely life and the  happiness of insignificance.  All of us are familiar with  those strange aspirations of children, who, chameleon-like, take  their prospective occupational  coloring from the stimulus of the  moment and its connection with  the existing pleasurable anticipation, as well as the phases of  sexual life which favor introspect  tion at the time of/puberty and  which influence many boys who  would later become clergymen  but do not.  Delay Choice of Vacation  Again; the choice of a vocation is as a rule put off as long  as possible, the young person  busying himself with other things  until the time arrives when something must be decided upon. Too  often are various proposed occupations considered ; from the  standpoint. of commercial success and nothing r else, but it is  not ray purpose to go furthei into the obvious mistakes that must  occurto us all. In all ages this  problem Of a possible Career has  beeu discussed vfroiu every point  of \i������: w, and...300 yeays' age-tho  wise Sir Francis Bacon wrote his  celebrated essay upon parents and  children in. which ne took the  yery sensible stand that, after.,all  the former are to ar^augck the  matter themselves.   . ,  Natural Defects  I conferred with my friend, the  late Dr. Charles. Stedman Bull,  the distinguished oculist, who sent  me a long list of congenital defects of the eyes, some correct;  ible; the others not, that would  very seriously interfere with the  exercise of certain professions or  callings. Imagine, for instance, a  color-blind artist, or ar draughtsman who was highly astigmatic.  There are numerous other defects  that may last through life and  prevent- him from ever-attaining full success in the chosen  calling. It may be that lie;��������� is  deficient in the mathematical  sense, and is obliged, nevertheless, to make intricate calculations, or again he may be trained  for a violinist, developing marvelous technique, but at the  same time being unable to play  "true because he has "no ear for  music." I found it possible after  consulting with numerous experts to prepare a long list of disqualifying ^conditions, all of.  which were more or less serious.  In many instances I found that  an unreal standard of efficiency  had up to this time been accepted by the parents, no. attention  being paid to the serious defects  themselves.    :  The Remedy Proposed  I would have in every large  city a board of experts \qualified  to judge the physical 'and mental qualifications of the boy. I  would give every lad the opportunity of appearing at least' once  a year before this board from the  time he was 6 until he was 16.  I would have on that board men  who could learn by questioning  and experiment the boy's inclinations for a profession or trade. I  would have the members ii\ no  way so situated that they would  be influenced by sentiment, prejudice, or other consideration,  and in that way their judgment  would  be  unbiased.  Then  after  RENpkL   LISTINGS  , We are having a number of calls for five and seven room  houses, in different parts of the City. We shall be glad  to have your listings. No charge unless results obtained.  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We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in J3. C,  WHOLESALE ANP RETAIL.  he had'passed through the hands  of the members, I would have a  report prepared ' for his father,  telling exactly the result of the  examination. The/support of  such a board might be made  local, state, or national, or by  subscription, but I would so arrange it that it should not act  as a bar to the sons of persons  uhabletoafford "VTtT __" "jsT"ir-  At the time of my early consideration of the subject I conceived of. a youth who had none  of the mental endowments which  would enable him to enter one of  the so-Called learned professions,  who could succeed in a calling  which demanded the preponderating use of brawn rather than  brain, and how the ordinary college education, would be thrown  away on such a one; in fact, I  have heard presidents and professors of universities deplore the  fact that so many useless young  men were in the institutions under their charge.  Solvent  A boy was arraigned in police  court on a charge of stealing five  dollars fro'm his employerV The  boy secured a lawyer and entered a plea of "not guilty.',' .....  The lawyer believed in the  boy's innocence and spoke very  eloquently on the injustice of the  arrest, dwelling' particularly on  what it-would mean to the boy in  future life if he were sent to pri  son. '������������������' The court dismissed the  ease.  'Immediately after, the boy  asked the lawyer the amount of  his fee.  "How  much have  you  got?"  queried the lawyerT  .. "Well," replied the boy, "I've  got that five dollars."  A B^PY 3ANGJ3-FWPJ5*  This latest pocket instrument, which  has made its appearance, has received  tbe approval of the war office. It is  an" extremely small device, comprising  merely a rectaugular case.with the requisite glasses and calibration, the  whole measuring only three inches in  length, so that it will slip unobtrur  sively into the tunic pocket or belt.'  By means of this handy little instrument the distance af any object with  a base of a predetermined length may  be ^ascertained ;"it��������� is" alsor possible-to"  determine the J distance of an object  the size and height of which is known  or to calculate accurately the distance  between two inaccessible points.  Germany's Worthless Word  The New York World, under the  leader, '<Germany's Worthless Word,"  says: Is any statement of policy or  assurance of regard for law emanating from Berlin to be accepted as in  good faith? Is the German government to be believed? The .��������� submarine  controversy has reached a point where*  the words of Germany, written and .  spoken, appear to be worthless. German disavowals mean nothing. German promises are disregarded. German excuses are cynicisms. By the recent destruction without warning of  the Channel packet Sussex and other  British, French and neutral liners,  every pledge made by Germany to the  United States has been broken. There  is no pretence that these vessels were  armed or attempted escape. Not one  of them was stopped and searched and  passengers and crew: removed. Several  of them carried American citizens,  some of whom lost their lives. Even  admitting that mines may have caused a few of these disasters, the presence of submarines in most instances  is well established, and,' in any case,  the mines having been sown by Germany contrary to Jaw, the guilt is the  same. ,  Geographically Speaking,  "Are you Hungary?"  "Yes, Siam." '���������'-.'  "Weli,scome along; I'll'Fiji."  ���������National Geographic Magazine.  The Next Steps  The United States Army has a  censor.  Good. It is getting modern. All it needs now is men andV  equipment   to   be   really   up   to  . date. .


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