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Array iiillflir"  ������/���������  .  Published in the interests of Vancouver and the Western People  I  VOLUME III  H. H. Stevens, M.P., EDiTOR-in-Chief  VANCOUVER, British Columbia, MAY 3, 1912.  No. 62  NOTES OF THE WEST  f ************************** *********************** i ***** ************************  i  I  {Contributed by W. D.)  It would be well for the Board of Trade to form  an outside auxiliary Merchants' Commission to  assist in handling what Vice-Chairman'Scott called a "most serious matter, and one the Board pro-  poses to stay on the job with until it is finished.".  That will be good news to many a rate-harassed  trader. I heard of one the other day who had to  pay $24 for a ear of sand hauling 13 miles.  ''Going some," eh?  The dry rot from the C. P. R. Winnipeg office  must.be put an end to in the public's and company's interest on Western lines'or more valuable  vacancies will soon want filling.  The B. C. Empire League should be really more  careful with their propaganda and not frighten to  death men whose non-Imperial scalps should  $i\dangle from their belts. I refer to young "Mas- Jj  ter Launcelot Roosevelt," the seven-months-old  transportation love child of Home Payne himself.  I am told it was a personal New York after dinner appointment, and it has proved not a very ,  happy one at that.  The only transportation Mr. Roosevelt has succeeded in raising to a very high pitch are "transports of joy" that the old tried and true men  will be again in the saddle.  Now, let the company give them a fair chance,  and if they are not above taking a suggestion,  they will add automobile patrol service to the  transportation and despatching system. Signals  and telephones are all very well, but these have '  neither brains nor eyes'. What is wanted to grasp  the growing needs of Vancouver's enormous traffic is a road .observation service outside the car  service���������to note the traffic delays and their causes.  Chief Engineer Conway, being a keen observer,  might give that despatching department a few tips  as to how to do once and for all.  Dear, dear me. I had no idea Mr. Mawson, the  landscape artist, was such a close reader of the  " Western Call;'��������� furthermore that he would ever -  gor and write the ideas set out in this journal  That Hagenback Zoo idea, for example, was one  recommended to the Park Commissioners, in these  columns, on March 16th, for Stanley Park;;; It  was then said, "What is wanted is an open-air  Zoo like the Hagenback one in Berlin���������Hamburg  should have been written.  Mr. Mawson's whole report is worth, much care-  jut tiuMght^aTO THave m doubt ^n^uvet will  readily adopt many of his schemes as time goes by.  Peep sympathy towards Aid. Crowe on the loss  of his beloved wife and eomrade. May the Great  Healer send him solace in his trial  South Vancouver School Board has had rather  troublous times of late by the resignation of two  of its members, and but for Secretary Kirkland's  cool head and good work Ave would have suffered  serious business discolation. Mr. Kirkland has  evidently saved the day and now Trustee Vogel's  timely resignation is a fact, the affairs of the  Board would go forward, smoothly and well, with  a determination to do the square thing and the  very best for the children's and ratepayers' interests.  So the eat is out of the President's tbag and  Uncle Sam got the fur and claw's only. "Adjunct" we were to be, eh? I would like to hang,  draw and crucify that word across the brow of  every Grit in the land. Long has the view been  held in some minds that Laurier was doped and  duped and delivered, bound hand and foot, at  the White House.  Exactly who was at the bottom of this deep  conspiracy, it is hard to say, but 13. G. Macdonald  was only the eatspaw���������the real deadly feline was  a far bigger thing than so slight a man as Macdonald has proven.  I dare venture that the Knights of Columbia  know more about this dark plot than will ever be  unveiled.  They are the most dangerous, deadl secret society in Canada, if not in the world. We will  keep an eye on them in future.  LOSS AND COMPENSATION  Infinite wisdom and power has so arranged and continues to control this world as a small part  of the universe that all events, including accidents resulting in loss, have their compensation. This  law applied to the wreck of the Titanic, and the appalling destruction of human life and property  will require a compensation commensurate with the loss. Judging from the present outlook, the  gain will be in improved protection to passengers on ocean liners. Today every ocean voyager  takes great risk because of inadequate life-saving equipment in the perils of the deep, such as  storms, collisions, explosions, fire, rocks, icebergs,'etc. ���������  The littleness of man compared with the gigantic proportions of Nature, become more evident as human knowledge increases. '      ���������     ���������     {  Nature, God's handiwork, is mightier iri forfee and majesty and immobility than man. There  are elements which cannot be conquered. There are natural situations in which man is as helpless.  as a worm.   All he can do is die. , i  The horror of a shipwreck is that every victim goes!, consciously to his doom. Reason for the  moment may be whelmed or overthrown, yet there remain the sinking into the wave, the struggle  for breath, the farewell to life, the suffocation, the blotting out of enlivened memory, the end of all  O the terror of it! Who now will.go to sea in ships? Puny man with all his boasted skill  can neither, foresee 'every danger nor guard securely against it. He may expend ten millions of  dollars, in the building of his one boat, fit it up like a royal palace., attract patronage from the rich  arid wise and powerful and famous of earth, but he caniiot make absolutely certain the safety of  his chosen path across the deep. ; i  Two miles below the surface of the wreck-strewn Atlantic the Titanic sleeps. No human eye  will ever again gaze upon her. Her beauty of form, her /might' of hulk, her. power of speed, her  wealth of finish, avail nothing. She sleeps! Crushed and broken and helpless and silent and hidden forever.   The Titanic sleeps! f ��������� .. (  Should the Titanic disaster, heart-rending as it was and is, result in bringing man as it were  to his senses, teaching him anew that humanity is. punyy life a gift that must be surrendered, the  earth but a tiny speck of the vast universe, the sea but a drop in the hollow of God's hand, thought  but an emanation of infinite mind, and that soon all of hs, like generations that have passed, must  render up our account, it will have accomplished a great end in its place among human events.  The strife for size and speed and luxury in ship-building is likely now, since the Titanic disaster, to yield place for a time at least to the paramount question of safety in crossing the mighty  deep. '���������';>.������������������:' '���������������������������-��������� '  It is of less consequence whether a man crosses the ocean as a prince in five days than whether  he crosses as a live creature at all. \  So long as life is helo!*p>eciou8 the average voyager; would rather take more time and land  safely than to plunge ahead recklessly, and then plunge to the bottom forever.  It is possible that the limit has nearly been reached in the scientific construction of ocean ships  for rapid travel, but attention should now be paid.to devices for security of life.; ;;v^'   ;  More lifeboats are needed on the average liner itshe is ^venture voutid^^  arrange the schedules so that the boats on different, lines; can steam off together in fleets or convoys, keeping w;ithin reachable distance of each Other, and perhaps preeej^ by a scouting ship to  warn of iceberg and other dangers. Vv:fS;-!;':-'v:>;,'fp^i5i'''j; ���������''���������". I  Had the Titanic been associated with sister ships destined |o#^  to have been lost, and it is almost impossible to conceive^of 4a?|||^^^ the victims  of a wreck eould not be rescued were ships close at hanflifbr^i^  BRITISH COLUMBIA  LUMBER INTERESTS  ��������� -���������������-*^------*-_--������-������  ,   Prof. E. Odium, M.A., B.Se.  :r--y yy^'^i^  i  i*************************************************^^  ��������� X :������������������:> ���������.���������'.���������' - '��������� ���������;'.������������������. ' ������������������ "    ���������'���������'''..  ������������������(!'���������-   .   XX:'.:X:X^h^x-X:yi/\X'::i': XX'  _  '������������������&>c  HOTEL KAL  .'.>:.iv  W*&'&-&ffl?-'i  One of the chief signs of the progress of ��������� any  city is to be found in its hotels. In this particular  Vernon stands as high as any other place of .qual  size in the Province, her hotels in all particulars  being good ones. The average traveler requires  the best of service, and in at least one of the  hotels of Vernon this service has reached to a  marked degree of comfort, elegance and style in  hotel keeping. This is Hotel Kalamalka, which  is centrally located in the very best business section of the city. The furnishings are of the most  comfortable obtainable and are designed as much  for comfort as for beauty and exquisite luxury.  The lobby is large, light, and the substantial leather cushioned chairs and appointments tend to the  comfort and convenience of guests.   The dining  phone in. each room, hot and cold water, electric  light, and nothing is left undone by Mr* McAuley,  the enterprising and progressive manager, to  make Hotel Kalamalka the travelers' mecca. This  house is the just pride of Vernon and the Okana-  gan Valley, and it merits unstinted praise. Mr.  McAuley has had wide experience in the art of  catering to the public, and has made a scientific  study of it, bringing keen intelligence, tact and  discretion combined with executive capacity and  energy to bear in his dealings. He has the happy  faculty of handling to its perfect satisfaction the  drummer and tourist trade, and considerable town  custom as well, and he is an important figure in  the hotel trade in this country.   There is probably  ���������UtoK"*'** ������3<.������!  Y,r ������.!   ������  The Titantic enquiry as conducted by Senator  Smith is giving rise to tense resentment and  American non-judicial methods of examination  are coming in for sharp comment on both sides  of the Atlantic. Until this painful process of making New York Press copy comes to an end and the  British Admiralty take hold of the enquiry,  very little illumination will be thrown on the  matter. I was glad to note the manly letter of  Capt. Copp and others standing up for the honor  of the cloth. Even poor old Ismay���������most unfortunate of all living beings���������is finding some defenders of his behavior. On the other hand Major  Penhcon becomes'a very poor "pinchbeck" hero  indeed. It would be good for the Toronto command if his name could be perpetually lost sight  of.  The Grim Reaper has been busy again in C. P.  R. circles and the  sudden removal of General  Supt. Oborne at   the   very   beginning   of   what  -j promised   to   be   a   brilliant   Western   railway  p. career, is a sad blow both to the company and  the public at large.  His early history shows him to have been a  man of remarkable tenacity of purpose and good  brains.  Now. good brains and more of them is what  tthe C. P. R. sadly lacks on Western lines as  worked from the Winnipeg engineering side at all  events. The company are blundering and stumbling along in a tortuous, uneven gait unworthy  of a great company and their own ultimate interests.  These are days when even railway emperors  room with the walls artistically colored in bluish  tint is testefirily and elegantly furnished, and the  more than ordinary good looking waitresses are  prettily uniformed to match, while the table would  suit the most fastidious epicure. The best markets  are ransacked to place before the guests the most  tempting dainties and the finest viands. Nothing  is too good to be placed before the guests and the  service is an par with the sumptuousness of the  table. Every traveling man who stops here is loud  in his praise of Hotel Kalamalka. The house caters to the best class of the traveling public and is  headquarters for commercial men, tourists, etc.,  visiting the Okanagan Valley.    There is a tele-  no occupation that requires more tact or a greater  knowledge of human nature than this does, but  Mr. McAuley is eminently well adapted for it in  every case. He is to be congratulated on his  well drilled force from chef to housekeeper, and  everything runs like clockwork. Mr. McAuley  during his residence in Vernon has won the confidence, and esteem of his fellow townspeople. He  is progressive from the word "go," and besides  having large intersts here, he has valuable holdings adjoining Vancouver, the metropolitan city  of the west. The above cut shows Hotel Kalaraal-  ki, Vernon's leading first class hotel, and mecca  for the "Knight of the Grip" and tourist.  It is about time for-the Dominion Oovernment  to look carefully into the exact condition of the  . lumber trade of this province. And aa surely  as it takes a comprehensive and a detailed survey of the facts, and all the conditions, so surelv  will it feel the need of coming to the relief of this  exceedingly important industry.  No man need tell the public, or the legislators  .either at Ottawa or Victoria, that one of the most  important industries of British Columbia, and for  that matter of Canada, is that of lumber, in all its  branches. Not long ago the Dominion Government  would have -put on a protective charge against  the vast quantities of aheap waste lumber sent into  Canada from'the States, were it not for the selfishness of the prairie farmer.  Let us hurriedly look into one of the chief facts *  bearing on this matter.  The saw mills of the Pacific coast in tbe States  have a population of scores of millions to serve  in their own country.   Most of their .customers  require high grades of lumber.   As a matter of  fact, about seventy per cent of the lumber out by  the United States mills is of high grade and this is  sold at home.   About thirty per cent is rough, a  low grade quality, and cannot be sold within,the  country.   Hence there is a vast amount of cheap.  unsaleable lumber that lies in the mill yard*; amu  is of no real value, only so far as they <Uri%'jget.,''  out of the road by shipphtg to the CttBp$Jjp',  ���������ties where low grades will sell readily.' ���������-t^ VV/;  The Yankee lumbermen have to .ba^anee. bs^  tween selling their low grade surplus to OfekSitt ������*  cut-rate prices, or burning.it as wsaW-;'  every dollar for which they sell it *C  saved.   This means that the British 1��������� w,  lumbermen cannot compete with the iniUsirttith.  Besides there is another phase of this matter bat-  legislators should examine into and know. It is  this The farther our lumbermen are forced to go  eastward, in the province, to establish mills and  cut lumber, the greater the p^c^c^gd ot, %#  grade lumber. All mill men and students of our  economic conditions know that tiie trees in the  mountains eastward furnish a much poorer quality of lumber than the mountains at the coast.  Hence it follows that largely this poor grade of  lumber is the staple, and normal trade material  of the British Columbia interior millmen, while  this very kind of lumber is the waste, the refuse of  the American mills. Thus our B. C. lumbermen  are faced with a competition that is ruinous, and  which must shortly put many of them out of business.  When this time comes, as come it will, then the  United States lumbermen will have the Canadian  prairie farmer by the throat, and up will go the  prices of what is now the waste or refuse, which  they would rather sell at $5.00 a thousand than  let rot in their yards. In fact what they sell for,  however low the price, is practically all gain.  They must get it out of the road, so as to annually  make room to cut and ship the high class lumber  which represents about seventy per cent of their  cutting.  How much better it would be to put on a protective charge and save our own mills from destruction, I mean the mills above referred to, and -at  the same time protect for the near future; our  Canadian prairie farmers.  The trouble with our prairie farmers is that  common to almost all farmers. They fail to see  that what hurts the factory men will in the end  hurt them. And they seem to stand for free importation of all stuffs they use, so as to get a temporary gain, forgetting, or not seeing, that the  less is sure to come quickly, when our home factory competition is crushed out, and the foreigner  is enabled to rush up the prices at full liberty.  Here is room for the Borden Government to  do something of national worth.  Salvation is not rescue from an externa! peril,  but cure from an internal condition.���������S. E. Eastman.  Happiness is neither within us nor without us-  it is the union of ourselves with God.���������Blaise  Pascal.  cannot afford to flout the public and to start,  Nero-like.'a fiddling whilst their Rome is burning by which I signify whilst other and younger  rivals are storming their once inviolate capital  of monopoly. Already the outworks are down  and the long entrenched tariff of high rates that  are in many eases an outrage upon common honesty and a menace to our Western progress and  a bar to our civilization, are slated for removal.  Some rates are little short of open, downright  highway robbery, and a long-suffering but a well-  remembering generation are after the C. P. R.  official scalps as sure as ever they were born.  I therefore take it as a partientary unfortunate and unhappy thing for the company that  Chief Assistant Engineer .Sullivan of Winnipeg  should have turned down his Vancouver's executive advices over the awarding of several Western contracts. Take the case of a recent roundhouse award which is being boosted by the real  estate boomers as a $50,000 contract. I -will do a  little estimating for my reader's benefit. Twelve-  stall roundhouses appear on the company's own  appropriation as $3,000 per stall proposition.  That is for the modern 90-foot No. 2 engine house.  Twelve stalls at $-3,000 each , $36,000  A boiler engine house of brick and concrete will cost     8,000  A new turn table pit without steel turn  table is worth     4,000  Total cost  $48,000  Of this work at the very least the company pro-,  vides $4,000 worth of steel beams, etc.. which the  contractor has to handle, so that at $50,000 as pet-  real estate ads., would be an even break, but what  if I tell the public that this much crimpled vaunted roundhouse which "will be built   in   a half  circle" (vide daily press) has been let by Engineer Sullivan for less than half of $50,000. So  far as my information goes, the amount is just  over $24,000. which is an absurdly dishonest  price for the company to accept. Either  Engineer Sullivan has something up his  sleeve or he has a most eold blooded way  of tapping a sucker for $10,000. In "the  interests of his company." no sir, not by a long  way. but to their everlasting discomfort* if but  dishonor in doing business on those "slick American lines." Mr. Sullivan, I believe, is a Yankee  bred and born, but whether or no he is showing  a lamentable Jack of Strains in accepting sueh bids  for his company of the (.'. P. K.���������-who again are  picking rods for 1heir own backs as will be seen  when Chairman Maybee���������whom God preserve���������  sits in Vancouver in bis usual health upon the  Railway Commission to examine rates and  charges.  ���������V-'.;.. t& viH^r #'  ^ THE WESTERN CALL.  \  ���������..*���������������  The Okanagan Valley  Many of the Leading Business Men and Firms of Promi-  ; nence and What They are Doing in the Land  of Fruit and Sunshine.  THE OKANAGAN VALLEY is located in tbe interior of British Columbia, extending southward about one  hundred and fifty miles from Sica-  raous Junction, on the main line of the  C. P. R., to the International boundary  line. The valley has a varying width  of from a couple of miles to eight  mllea and Is wonderfully adapted, specially for fruit and vegetable growing,  and poultry and dairying. It is a land  of fruit and 'sunshine, and but for  many unscrupulous land sharks and  government parasites, hogging thousands of acres, the valley is without  uestlon a garden spot of the Province.  It 1* to be hoped the Single Tax ays*  tef will be put In vogue there soon  and compel those to disgorge, referred  to the same as Lloyd George is now  doing in England. There is much  complaint of the maladministration of  B. C. land laws in Victoria, that haa  been going on for years. It 1b high-  time to call a halt  The climate is superb, and the business men are up-to-the-mark and a*  progressive as found elsewhere, anywhere.  Enderby Is the llrst city south from  the main line of the C. P. R. on the  Okanagan valley, being 23 miles from  Slcamous Junction. The town has a  population of about 800 people, and  the business of the town 1* handled  by two large storeB, two first-class hotels, the Union and Bank of Montreal,  two butcher shops supply meat*, while  there are two restaurants, a first rate  livery stable and other small shops.  Tht town of Enderby. has a flour mill  with a daily capacity of 50'! barrels,  and a sawmill with a yearly output of  about 60,000,000 feet. The valley at  this section is about four miles wide,  opening into the Mabel Lake Valley,  which is a very fertile tract of land.  Armstrong is the next town south,  being nine miles distant from Enderby, and down here you will find that  the land cIobb to town is low and of a  very black loam, very suitable for the  growing of vegetables and particularly  celery, which they grow great quantities of. The lands out from the town  are all bench, and are suitable for  fruit-growing. These lands are all  taken up and under cultivation. The  town ot Armstrong has two hotels,  four stores, while other smaller shops  help to do the trade of tbe town.  Vernon is 15 miles south of Armstrong and 46 miles from Sicamous  Junction. Vernon is the principal and  largest city in the Okanagan valley,  and has the Court House and Government buildings, several large departmental stores. Five hotels accommodate the travelling public. The famous Coldstream Ranch Is four miles  south-east of Vernon, being one ot the  largest and best fruit ranches in British Columbia. Vernon is surrounded  by three lakeB���������Swan Lake, Long  Lake, (this being the lake used by  campers and pleasure seekers), Okanagan Lake ��������� to the south, on which  lake the steamer Okanagan plies daily  to the southern towns of the Okanagan Valley.  Kelowna is the next town south, and  I* Bltuated on the east side of Okanagan Lake. Frof train at Okanagan  landing you change to boat, which is  the only way of passage farther south.  Kelowna is a very pretty town, having a park on the shores of the lake,  and right near the docks as you land  from the boat. Kelowna has three hotels and a goodly number ot stores to  do the business of the town and the  surrounding district, which is highly  cultivated and has a great afount of  fruit  From Kelowna we go by boat to  Summerland. Summerland is built up  on the bench, about 150 feet above the  level of the lake. There is a quantity  of fruit grown in thiB section, which  is mostly side hill, each row of trees  being terraced out from the hill. Summerland has a fruit exchange and several town buildings.  Penticton is below Summerland  again, a distance of some 15 miles,  being at the south end of the Okanagan Lake. Penticton is more stony  and sandy than the other towns of the  valley, but is a good fruit "district, all  lands are fully irrigated. Penticton  boast* of one of the finest stores in  the Okanagan valley, which does a  large share of the business in that  south section.  All the towns south ot and inclusive  ot Vernon are irrigated lands, it being  found absolutely necessary. North of  Vernon, irrigation Is not necessary, as  the rainfall and snowfall is more  bountiful in this district.  Kelowna  J. p. PETTI GREW, MANUFACTURING JEWELER FOR THE OKANAGAN VALLEY and the Interior of  British Columbia, Is located at Kelowna. He has had twelve years experience In thl* line and was several  /ears with one of ;tfe4 leading Jewelry  manufacturing house* In Western  Canada. He manufactures anything  lo the Jewelry line In solid gold and  ���������liver.   He I*.an expert in mounting  Sreciou* stones and jewelry in rings,  roaches, pendants, etc. He Is an  artistic engraver and does all kinds  of Une mechanics! repairing of the  costliest watches, clocks, etc. He has  operated four years in the Okanagan  Valley and has a well-equipped manufacturing plant He Is manufacturing  Jeweler for W. M. Parker * Co., of  Kelowna, the leading jewelry house  there, and has his factory at the rear  of Mr. Parker's jewelry store In the  same building. Mr. pettigrew Is a  young man who gives promise of making hi* mark In the commercial manufacturing world- He I* well up in  his Une, with a pleasing and executive  personality and a splendid plant for  operating with dispatch. We predict  a bright, happy and successful career  for him. and as we pass in review  tbe leading business men and firms ot  !>rom.nence award him a high place  n these columns.  / THOMAS LAW80N, LTD., are  wholesale and retail general merchant* In Kelowna. Tbey deal in dry  goods, clothing, furnishings, ladle*'  ware, shoes, trunks, valise*, etc., etc.  This Is one of the leading and largest  concerns operating in the entire Okanagan Valley located at Kelowna. They  have been. doing business now for  thirteen year* andstand in the front  rank. Mr. Thomas Lawson, manager,  has followed mercantile life twenty  years. He has officiated on the Kelowna School Board several year* and  take* a keen interest In tbe education  of the Individual and In all worthy,  dignified movements aiming at the  well-being of the community and county in which he reside*. He is a "man  of affairs" who stands high in all the  walks of life and his place is a favorite "trading centre in the valley.  THE CANADIAN BANK OF COMMERCE is capitalized at $25,000,000.00.  with a paid up capital of $15,000,000.00,  and a rest fund of $9,000,000.00. This  great financial banking institution  opened up a branch at Kelowna one  year ago with Mr. H. G. Pangman in  charge of tbe management of the bank.  Mr. Pangman is a financier of several  years to his credit in banking. He Is  a gentleman of sterling worth and  one ot the institution's valued employees.  CROFT'S SHOE STORE AND REPAIR SHOP is conducted by Mr. J. M.  Croft, a Scotchman, ot ten years' experience in the line. He has been  about one year and a half in the Okanagan Valley at Kelowna and Is doing  well. Remember the name for shoes  and repair work. v j  THE KELOWNA FARMERS' EX-  CHANGE. LTD��������� are packers, shippers  and distributors of fruit and produce  at Kelowna. They have been established eight years, and also handle a  full line of flour, feed, hay and orchard  supplies. The concern is capitalized  at $100,000. Tbere are one thousand  shares at $100 each, of which nearly  one-half bave been. sold. The exchange Is one of the most important  adjuncts to the prosperity of tbe farmers operating in the entire Okanagan  Valley. Mr. B. McDonald Is the enterprising manager. More Institutions  after this order is what tbe farmers  need.  WM. HAUG deals in mason's supplies, coal, wood, etc., at Kelowna. He  has operated in this line twenty years  and from a small beginning ha* extended his business to one ot mammoth proportions. For many years he  operated in the contracting and building line as well and during the past  five years has made dealing in builders' supplies his specialty. For lime,  cement, etc., he is the Okanagan Valley'* big wholesaler and has a large  warehouse at Kelowna.  LEQUIME BROS. 4 CO., General  merchants at Kelowna, are one of the  town's leading up-to-date and successful progressive firms. The house was  established In 1850 by the founders of  the Okanagan Mission, who rode into  the country on pack mules and horses  and who established a store, mission,  and took up tracts of land. The store  was moved to Kelowna about fifteen  years ago. It Is under the management of D. D. Campbell, a splendid  young man to meet, whe has been with  the concern seven years and manager  one year. He has had twenty years'  experience as a merchant.  T. MIKAKE & CO. deals in fancy  Japanese silks, embroideries, curios  and china. He carries a nice stock and  has operated two years and a half in  Kelowna. Mr. Miyake is a young law  student and is endeavoring to educate  himself in America to go back to the  Orient and practice there.  W. M. PARKER & CO, watchmakers and jewelers at Kelowna, conduct  the leading establishment in this line.  Mr. Parker has had eighteen years-  experience in the jewelry and watchmaking business. He is well posted  and carries an Al stock. He has a big  fine store and has operated one year  and a half in Kelowna. Few places in  Western Canada outside of metropolitan cities have as nice appointments  and well-selected stock as this house.  All work is guaranteed by Mr. Parker.  THE KELOWNA FURNITURE  COMPANY is one of the largest stores  in Kelowna. They deal in general  furniture, musical instruments, and do  undertaking. Mr. D. W. Sutherland  is the progressive manager of the concern. He has been a resident of the  valley nineteen years and has officiated four terms as mayor of Kelowna  and three as alderman. Mr. Sutherland contemplates erecting a $20,000  three-storey building on Pendoza  street this summer.  THE MORRISON-THOMPSON  HARDWARE COMPANY, LTD., at  Kelowna is one of the town's substantial storeB and is well stocked  from end to end with general hardware and heating and plumbing supplies, as well as stoves, granite ware,  paints, oils, etc., etc. The personnel  of the company is composed of Mr. R.  F. Morrison, president; Mr. F. G.  DaviB, vice-president, and Mr. Fredric  Armstrong, secretary-treasurer.  JONE8 A NEWBY are boat builders  and machinists in the Okanagan Valley located at the town of Kelowna.  They have built quite a number of  boats and are also dealers in gasoline  engines, motor boat supplies, gasoline,  lubricating oils, and give estimates on  all kinds of motor boats, as well for  building them. They have a big plant,  well equipped, and can construct anything up to thirty-five foot cruising  boats readily.  JOSSELYN ������ COOPER are real  estate, financial and commission  agents at Kelowna. They have been  residents of the valley for some time  and have operated together as a firm  in this line since the first of the year.  They deal in fruit lands and town  properties. They also make loans,  rent houses, make collections and look  after estates for absentees. They have  just been appointed city assessors and  are well-informed, progressive gentle:  men to meet.        .  K. F. OXLEY dealB in choice groceries,  flour, feed and provisions at Kelowna.  He has operated two years in the  town and has followed mercantile life  eight years. He is a graduate of  Mack's Business College, Truro, Nova  Scotia. Mr. Oxley is. a live, public  spirited ancMteenly intelligent man to  meet and is a firm-believer in "printer's ink" and in dignified journalism.  He was born in Nova Scotia.  ALSGARD'S ICE CREAM AND TEA  PARLORS is, one of the nicest stores  in Kelowna. It is conducted by Mr.  M. A. Alsgard, formerly in the same  line in the Fraser Valley, at Cbilli-  wack. He carries a nice stock of fruit,  contectionaries, cigars, and bis place  is neatness and attractiveness>4tself  and an excellent place tor young people to step in for refreshments, Mr.  Alsgard is a very pleasing young man  to meet. Here is the place to get all  kinds of soft drinks, tea and coffee.  THE OAK HALL CLOTHING CO.  LTD. conduct "The House of Fashion"  in Kelowna. Mr. S. N. Morrison is  president and general manager. ��������� They  deal in Men's Furnishings, Clothing,  Boots and Shoes. Mr. MorriBon is a  merchant of twenty years' experience  in the mercantile business and has operated four years in Kelowna. He was  born in Canada.  DETROIT CLEANING AND DYE  WORK8 are conducted by Mr, and  Mrs. R. S. Ford at Kelowna. They attend to cleaning, pressing, dyeing and  repairing ladies' and gentlemen's garments. They have followed the business a number of years and have oper-  atde in Kelowna since last July and  are doing well. Tbey are both, good  workers and hustlers.  GRAY'8 8TUDIO is headquarters in  Kelowna for pictures of all kinds. It is  conducted by Mr. Gray, an expert'  artist of many years' practice and of  a marked degree of attainment in the  "art" He owns a nice orchard and  although born in England across the  herrind pond, he is well informed and  a progressive citizen.  DALGLEI8H * GLENN are dealer*  in agricultural implements and flour  and feed at Kelowna. They operate a  big establishment and also handle automobiles aad are harness dealers and  manufacturers. Mr. Dalgleish has officiated on the town council, and Mr.  Glenn was formerly a successful and  prominent agriculturalist. They are  both native Bons of the Fair Domain.  THE KELOWNA INDOOR RIPLE  RANGE shooting gallery is conducted  by Allan & Knapton.who have operated  in thiB line since last Christmas. They  have both resided in Kelowna for several years and are very well known in  the town. This recreation develops  marksmanship in an individual and  like croquet or lawn tennis has its  quoto of amusement and entertainment ���������  DR. A. H. HUYCKE, M.D., CM., Kelowna, is identified with the "healing  Penticton  THE PENTICTON LUMBER CO operate Penticton's largest industry.  Their magnilicent mill, which was  erected at a cost of about $70,000.00,  commenced operations shortly before  Christmas last year, after one year's  work building and Installing the plant.  The mill has a capacity of 30,000 feet  for a ten hour shift, and they make a  specialty qf manufacturing Western  Larch (Tamrack) lumber. This has a  most beautiful grain and is unsurpassed for high class finishing and building  generally. This plant is one of the finest in the Province and nowhere has  the writer seen a nicer finished product. The mill is located adjoining the  town on the Okanagan River and on  the Kettle Valley Railway branch now  under construction to run to Penticton.  The Penticton Lumber Company  contemplate erecting a Jno. Oldfleld  drying kiln in the near future for their  mill products which will do as much  work in twenty-four hours as the sun  drying yard system does in nine  months. This indicates the progressive spirit of the directorate of the  Penticton Lumber Company. They  give employment to thirty-five men at  the mill and as many more in the logging camps and river drives. They  have ten thousand acres of timber  lands which insures steady work for  the.mill for many years to come. This  is a home enterprise and much money  has been expended in the Okanagan  Valley and we_ believe that all lumber  required for home building should as  generally as possible be purchased at  home and thus encourage home enter-  prize, home trade, home industry, the  home building up, improving and developing spirit. We therefore take  pleasure in according this generous  mention to this progressive enterprise  and award it a high place here as we  pass in review. The personnel of the  company are Messrs. E. Bullock Webster, Frank Richardson, F. C. Bird,  and H. Leir.  VERIBE8T BAKERY at Penticton  is conducted by Messrs. Soanes & Cunningham, two experts in the confectionery and bakery business. They  have recently opened up in the handsome new Bennett Block, which has  been finished according to the most  modern and stylish plans known to  business architecture. These two young  men are masters in their line of making all kinds of contectionaries and table delicacies. They have both had  from fifteen to twenty years' experience and are an important acquisition  to the business interests of the new  and growing town of Penticton.  They carry a complete line of the  Veribest bakery and confectionary  foods, including Moir's and Perkin's  celebrated chocolates of which they  have the exclusive sale in the town and  which have the reputation of being the  very best manufactured in the Dominion of Canada. The VeribeBt Bakery  also conduct a tea room and an ice  cream parlor, which is one of the  most modern in the Province. The appointments and fixtures all serve to  make this place headquarters for social  parties and little gatherings to "pull  off" afternoon and evening teas in up-  to-date fashion.  WEEKS BROS, constitute one of  Penticton's leading firms. Tbey conduct the Commercial Livery, Feed and  Sale Stables, and also are dealers in  farm implements, vehicles, hay, grain,  etc. They have operated five years in  Penticton and enjoy a splendid trade.  The Commercial Livery is headquarters tor stylish turnouts at any hour ot  the day and night for either drummers  or townspeople. Mr. R. H. Weeks is  tbe local general manager of the concern. He is a live, go-ahead "man of  affairs," and has officiated on tne town  council. He is a graduate of the North  Dakota State University and taught  school seven years in that state, and is  a native born Canadian. His brother,  Mr. T. A. Weeks, is a resident of Spokane,. Wash., and a retired capitalist.  Whatever the days are in Penticton,  the.Weeks are O. K., and therefore we  take pleasure in referring cordially to  this firm as we note the leading business men and firms of prominence that  have added luBtre to the annals of the  Okanagan Valley history.  W. R. KING A CO. are Penticton's  leading general merchants. They conduct a large departmental store and  carry an immense stock of general  merchandise, including groceries, dry  goods, shoes, clothing. ladies' and  gents' furnishings, hardware, sporting  goods, furniture, carpets, harness, feed,  hay, etc., etc. They have operated  here four years and occupy a large,  magnificent cement block with elegant  plate glass front windows, displaying  families of their immense, classy stock.  W. R. King, a comparatively young  man, full of enterprise and "go," is  the progressive manager. He has followed mercantile life 21 years and  was born in Ontario.  NORMAN HILL conducts one of  Penticton's leading general merchandise stores. He deals in groceries,  clothing and men's furnishings. He  has operated seven years in Penticton  and formerly resided in Cranbrook for  sometiros. For six years Mr. Hill conducted a general clothing and men's  Graduate of Detroit  Optical CoUeze  EXPERIENCE  The Best  Obtainable  l_<  SUCCESS  A Bridge on Which You May Depend  Q. W. QRIMMETT, Optometrist and Optician  To Mr. G. Grimmett  Dear Sir:��������� Vancouver, B. C. April 29th, 1912  It is with pleasure I testify to the great satisfaction you have given me in the adjusting of glasses.  *pr some time reading became very difficult,  eyes painful both night and day. I feared the loss of  power to read. I consulted an occulist who seemed to  examine me well and prescribed glasses. There was no  improvement. Since you gave me an examination and  fitted me w.th glasses the pain has left the eyes and I  can read at least two hours at a time without strain.  You are at liberty to use this as you please.  Yours truly,  J. Savage,  1451 Fifth Avenue, We8t.  BANK  OF OTTAWA. BUILDING  Office 106, First Floor Phone Seymour 582  Office Hours:   9 to 12 a.m., 1 to 5 p.m., Sat 7 to s������ p.m.  High Grade Cutlery  Genuine Joseph Rodgers, I. X. L. and Boker  Pocket Knives in hundreds of styles.     Table Cutlery, etc.     The above brands  are famous the world over for superior quality.  TISDALLS LIMITED  (Successors to Chas. E. Tisdall) 9*9-990 Maatlntja St., Woat  RIDE-  [ci  I Agents: BERRY BROS., 612 Hastings St. East  I REPAIRS AND OVBRHaUUNO A SPECIALTY.  Ensa  CLEVELAND BICYCLES  SSH  IiiMmM |..|.i|n| i|n)m MmHi ..i|i,h i i|n|mHii|. x**t-''-'H'������1"l'a"Il"r't"M"l"l"l"l"l"l"l"l"l"t">  Broken Your Glasses  Bring them straight to  ��������� our repair shop.    We can  ',  replace a broken lens on 24  ;  hours notice and sometimes  -  in shorter time than that.  I Don't forget the pieces; we  ;; need them to make an exact  ���������; duplicate from them.   You  ,  can depend on all repairs be-  :; ing done  accurately and  promptly.  ��������� ���������  Geo. Q. Bigger  Jeweller & Optician  ij 143 Hastings Street, W. |  '���������������'.. ���������      ���������..   _   _  ���������     ' <>  ���������(���������itin iii 11 ri n ri i >������: i >i ^Ol^><^f iii Mill till iiii?i i ii������  a^bJ-,VrT������Tfe������Si0^v He,iS a grtad"aIe  furnishings store and last year bought  of McGill University and an up-to-date  1..7 lu"..���������Lt. ���������f ������,,, ������^J���������5-���������������������r firm  student of advanced applied science.  DR. J. W. NELSON SHEPHERD, D.  M.D., is a dental surgeon and renders  the Kelowna residents expert professional service in his line. He is a graduate of the North Pacific Dental College, Portland. He has had 13 years'  experience in his profession.  J. N. CAMERON is Kelowna's  I "Kntelit o' the Anvil" and also con-  i ducts the Kelowna Carriage Works. He  i has followed this line nearly a quarter  ! of a century and has operated six years  J in' Ko!o-.vna.     He   also   ov.ns   a   fine  out the interests of an adjoining firm  in the grocery business. He is full of  energy and is honest to the penny,  traits of character that win in any  u;fld of enterprise. He was born in  Canada.  D. S| STRANG is dealer in carriages,  harness, auto sundries, iron, steel,  ^hain, rope, crockery, cut glass, house  hardware, bicycles, etc. He has operated at Penticton two years and has  been a resident of the Valley twelve  vears. He resided a number of years  ^t Westbank, where he conducted a  blacksmith shop. He is building up a  splendid business and has a wide acquaintance and business connection.  He is a well informed and a pleasant  gentleman to meet. He hails from  Colorado, as the commonwealth of his  THE LAKE VIEW HOTEL, as tbe  lame implies, overlooks the Okanagan  Lake and also faces the beautiful city  park at Kelowna. It is the leading  first-class commercial house and is  headquarters for the commercial men,  tourists, transients and many local  townspeople as well. There are sixty  miceiy furnished rooms, all of which  are occupied, and many more could  be used owing to the large transient  Lr-fce :c.v durng the p'lst v o years  bird y muster of ihe ar o I ;:i: ing up  : and   hoiMntc   trade.   Fe is also a??.o-  ��������� ciatcd with the firm of Coates,  j Edwards Sr Gowan, automobile, ir.iple-  ; ment and carriase dealers in Xelowna.  ; The Lake View Livery is operated in  ��������� conjunction with the Lake Vie v Hotel  ; an<* ri~s can be secured ?t thf* hotel  office ty J rummers, etc., xl =\u- hour  of the day or night. Leslie Coates,  son of Mr. Coates, is the clerk, and a  I blooded trotting stallion.  j     T'<-~ F-'LACE  HQTE!. ?t Kelowna  ! is conducted by Mr. A. Peabody, who  I has followed hotel keeping since 1885. j  ! He has been proprietor of the Palace!  i Hotel for several years and enjoys a j   ati_.tv  i IU tr-e among transients His place j naH<)^L PENTICTOn Is the town's  ; i'   ore of the well run hotels of theL���������jY.   ���������������,','.   h^f.!*,   anri   <-  I ?^������- Ti?Sf.rani^h?S0an!g ! KSSarS fS^S^l^-5  SS   fie wS'Srl 1? SalS������*  ^oh^^S^ ^SSaSTS,  DUGGAN   are   land  peo?le, f8   we";    U U  conducte<-  on  _ rwxtt.  tfffct SfTHMr 164  Dun*, mm wsro im  s    25 Bastings streeUait  A. M. BEATTIE  Auctioneer,  Appraiser and Notary Public for British Columbia  General Real Estate, Mining Broker. Financial Agent  ******** >*****4"H'**  ************l*************  The Reliable Sheet  3127Westminster Rd. Phone: Fairmont868  Cornices, Jobbing  and Roofing J  FURNACE WORK A SPECIALTY. f  C. Errington C. Magnone   |  u4^i^^*********4f**^'^^'*'''*^*  *>���������  ������������������****&*>********* ���������*.���������.*���������������">  j..ti.|.il..l,,^.;.������.H^>������4'������������^**>*HK**X*,fr������*t   **** If 14'******'l 1 * I * I ******  I ... Tor ... /_ra |  Phone:  I HARVEY A. DUGGAN are  i agents at Kelowna for the famous  : Okanagan Valley fruit lands. They  hr.ve operated as a firm two years and  ; a half and are prepared to post in-  | vestors on excellent buys where they  ' can make good money.   They are alio  up-to-date, modern lineB and every  convenience is afforded the traveling  nubile and nothing is left undone to  cater to their slightest desires. Messrs  Joseph McDonnell and Thomas Johnson are the live, enterprising and pro-  _H_iMOIiil-i-Ji__HUU__l  Seymour  i 5 605  ������������������   We   clean   Carpets,   Rugs,   Draperies,   etc.   by  Electric  Vacuum Process without removal.  We clean walls by new antiseptic process.  ��������� Compressed Air and Vacuum Cleming Co.  512 Richards Street THE WESTERN CALL:  h  ike wss-raour caxa.  Issued every Friday at 2408 Westmln-  ���������tor Road, one-half block.north of Broadway.    Phone Fairmont 1140.  Editor, H. H. Stevens; Manager, Geo.  A. Odium.  Subscription: $1.00 per year, 50 cents  . per six months; 26 cents per three  ^ months.  Changes of ads. must be ln by Tuesday evening each week to insure insertion in following issue.  Notices of births, deaths and marriages Inserted free of charge.  Mentalist  PROF.  S. J. P. STRANACK  cures, without medicine or drugs, any disease of  mind and body, if such is curable. Chronic and  so-called incurables preferred. If you cannot call  on the Professor, the bent simple remedies will be  recommended by mail on receipt of $1.00. or money  refunded- Advice on all matters by mail $2.50.  Call at 561 Granville S t.      Phone Seymour 8112-L.  STORY OF ADMIRAL FARRACUT.  ' Admiral Farragut tells this story of  his boyhood:  "When I was ten years old I was  with my father on board a man-of-war.  I had some qualities which-1 thought  made a man of me. I could swear like  an old salt, could drink as stiff a glass  of grog as if I had doubled Gape Horn,  and could smoke like a locomotive. I  was great at cards and fond of gambling in every shape. At the close of  dinner one day my father turned everybody out of the cabin, locked the  door ,and said to me: "David what do  you mean to be?'  " 'I mean to follow the sea.'  "'Follow the sea!' Yes to be a  poor miserable, drunken sailor before  the mast. Be kicked and cuffed about  the world, and die in some fever hospital in a foreign land! No, David;  no ' boy every trod the quarterdeck  with such principles as you exhibit.  You'll have to change your whole  course of life, if you ever become a  man.'  "My father left me, and went on  deck. I was stunned by the rebuke,  and overwhelmed with mortification.  'A poor, miserable, drunken sailor before the mast. Be kicked and cuffed  about the world and die in some fever  hospital. That is to be my fate,' I  thought. 'I'll change my life, and  change "it at once. I"U never utter  another oath; I will never drink another drop of intoxicating liquor! I  will never gamble.'  I have kept these three vows ever  since. Shortly after I had made them  I became a Christian. That act was  the turning-point in my destiny."  The Okanagan Valley  (Penticton, Continued from Page 2)  "They say she. looked daggers at  him?"  "Worse than that. She looked hat  pins."���������Detroit Free Press.  A little girl when asked to define the  human and animal families replied:  A brute is an imperfect beast; man is  a perfect beast."  FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE  Wall Paper Stock and Fixtures;  also Paint and^ Painter's  Outfit   Must sell on account of sickness.   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No other medium will give you such general and  such    satisfactory. information   about   Methodist f  activity in this great growing province.   Whether %  a Methodist or not you are interested in Methodist ������  movement.   Send your subscription to f  Manager Melodist-Recorder P. & P. Co.,Ltd.    -   ���������   Victoria, B.C.  |  Sf.OO   -   One Year I  I  ***<<������>*****************4S**************************  long experience in catering to the pub*  lie. Mrs. McDonnell, a charming  hostess, adds a charm to the house in  the office and telephone department.  DALRYMPLE & DELONG are Penticton's "Knights of the Anvil." They  are both experts and have each had  about twenty years' experience in the  business. They have operated one  year and a half in the town and already have become well established in  business. They are specialists in  horseshoeing and in general iron and  wood work and in fact don't take a  second seat to anyone in the black-  smithing trade. They are both live,  and well informed, progressive Canadians.  CHITTENDEN A. McKEEN, Druggists of Penticton, are one of the most  efficient Arms in the drug business operating in Western Canada anywhere.  They are prescription specialists and  are graduates of Canada's leading  seats of learning" in their special  line of business. They have both had  several years' experience and are especially well equipped both by training and practice. They are both graduates of the Ontario College of Pharmacy and the B. C. Department. Each  carries the Ph.M.B. handle to his  name and they have a number of diplomas each, adorning the walls of  their Pharmacy. The writer counted  no less than ten.  STEW/kRT'S MILLINERY EMPORIUM is conducted by Mrs. Beatrice  Stewart and is headquarters for the  elite ladies of Penticton to secure the'  latest styles in New York and Paris  hats and the latest designs and  weaves in dress fabrics. Mrs. Stewart is a dress-maker of several years'  experience and besides carrying a nice  stock of ladies Ready,to Wear Garments and Furnishings, as well as  dry goods and latest hats and bonnets,  she makes dresses to order in up-to-  date styles and at prices consistent  with, the labor expended in the making. She is a very pleasant business  lady to meet and is building up a fine  business.   /  THE PALACE HOTEL is under the  management of Q. S. Fulkerson, who  has a packed house daily and nightly  and is doing well, wis prices are very  moderate considering the high prices  of everything else and the rooms and  meals are excellent for the money.  Mr. Fulkerson superintends the different departments and sees that each  and every guest is properly served  and looked after. He has been a resident of the Valley one year and a half  and has recently taken over the Palace Hotel.   He was born in Michigan.  THE ROYAL HOTEL at Kelowna is  operated by Mr. Herbert' Johnston, an  enterprising and progressive man to  meet. He has followed hotel keeping  many years and is no novice in the  business. He officiated as Fire Warden one year for the Government ln  the great valley in which he resides  and makes his money. He keeps a  splendid hotel just across from the  wharf and gives the strangers the  worth of their dough. He was horn in  England too.'  THE     PENTICTON    HARDWARE^  COMPANY is one of the "pioneer?  concerns  of ��������� Penticton and is  headquarters for anything and everything  in the general hardware line as well  cent recreation and amusement about  six weeks. He formerly operated ia  the building lines. Mr. Elliott is a  graduate of the Alberta-Business Col*  lege at Edmonton. He was born in  Ontario.  SOMARTON BROS, are one of Penticton's newer concerns. They have  just recently opened up in the watchmaking, jewelry and optical business.  They have had several years' experience and have opened up with a  splendid display of goods, including  watches, clocks, cut glass, silverware,  and jewelry.  THE BROOKS-McKENZIE LUMBER COMPANY is one of Penticton's  newer concerns and have operated  since last February in the town. It is  under the management of Mr. McKenzie, a live, keenly intelligent and progressive business man and esteemed  citizen. Mr. Brooks is manager of  the company's mill at Chase. Their  yard is well stocked and they are establishing an excellent business.  Enderby  THE   KING   EDWARD   HOTEL   at  Enderby is owned and conducted by  Paddy H. Murphy, the great horseman,  who has made not only the Okanagan  Valley famous, but the entire Province of British Colirfbhv through the  reputation of Earl,. Jr., the king of  pacers, which he owns. The horse is  a grey stallion and has a record of  2:02%. Earl Jr. has ran on the Grand  Circuit, U. S. A., and The Horsemen  Review, Christmas number of 1911, in  commenting on him, says: "Earl Jr,  the Gray Stallion,- race-lovers credit  unreservedly with being one of the  greatest pacing race horses of the decade, today is ranked as about the  best of living race horse pacers." Earl  Jr." first appeared' on the turf in 1908,  in his three-year-old form and with  in the milling business. This is one  of the Okanagan Valley's leading industries, and their brands reach all  sections of Canada and the Orient.  The Poison Mercantile Co. are general merchants at Enderby and operate one of the finest big stores there.  They deal in groceries, dry goods, furniture, clothing and men's furnishings,  etc. They have been established three  years and a half in the town and are  one of its leading commercial factors.  S. H. Spears, a young man, is the enterprising and pleasant manager. This  is the store to secure the Invictus  shoe, the 20th Century clothing, and  the famous J. & T. Bell shoes for la*  dies���������three of the leading lines in  Canada, for which this house has the  exclusive agency in Enderby.  The Enderby Hotel is conducted by  Mr. Richard Best, who has had wide  experience in various lines and has  operated the house since the middle  of.January. He has put in many improvements, and caters to the commercial and transient public. He has  several valuable mining claims of copper, iron and gold. Mr. Best hails  from the Emerald Isle as the commonwealth of his nativity.  MR. H. HUTCHISON Is a "pioneer"  and has operated twenty-one years at  Enderby. He conducts a large farm  machinery and implement house and  also deals ln harness, saddles, plumbing supplies, stoves and hardware of  all kinds. Mr. Hutchison commenced  in the blacksmithing business thirty-  four years ago, and four years ago added the above lines. He is a graduate  of the hard-work school, and has  served on the Council of Enderby. He  has a nice home and family and is a  highly esteefed resident.  GEORGE R. SHARPS is a wholesale and retail butcher at Enderby of  of fourteen years' residence. He also  owns a fine thirty-acre orchard, twenty acres of which is in -the city limits. Mr. Sharp is a prominent Mason  and is also a member of the Town  Council. He is a progressive gentleman to meet and is ably assisted in  the conducting of his butcher shop by  G. H. Smedley, an expert meat cutters.  ANDREW PULTON conducts En-  derby's leading hardware store. He  deals in shelf and heavy hardware,  builders' and loggers' supplies, farm  implements and vehicles. Mr. Fulton  has operated in Enderby seven years  and has had fifteen years' experience  in the business. He has been a resident of the Okanagan Valley ten years  and is a well-informed man to meet.  He was born in Ontario.  PEN  PICTURES OF BRITAIN.  Armstrong  THE OKANAGAN HOTEL at Armstrong is conducted by Mr. W. Rogers,  proprietor.     The   house   was   built  w..������~,���������. .������ ���������������..������ ���������-_���������..��������� eleven years ago by himself and Mr,  each" yeaT1tt^aV"bee*n wTnnIng"greater | J^1*!*8' * to*"*-*������1, partner, whom he  prizes each succeeding -season. In 1910 ��������� "J***** i *.one y������**, ago*nd lB, ?������e  he started in eleven races; ������w>n seven ������f. the leadlng^rst-cUwsJipte1 of the  firsts, three seconds, and fourth in the Okanagan Valley.   The hotel brhead-  rjemalning one  .^'\Mrr Murphy was attracted by Earl  Jr.'s performances and travelled eastward to New Hampshire in 1911, one  year ago and bought tbe stallion. In  the champion pacing sweepstake races  at North Randall, Ohio, Earl Jr.,  fruit orchards near Enderby, in   the  Okanagan Valley, B. C, and has also  as in plumbing and tinning and sheet: the ge(COnd and third races, was the  iron work. J. C. Fleming is the live invincible, making a record of 2:02%  wire that manages the establishment l8ntF_:03%. At Columbus, Ohio, hia  which commenced[doing businessjvHb reco���������, waB 2:02%f 2:01% and 2:02  the public April 15th, 1905, when the |for three heats Mr Murphy has *arge  town was in its swaddling clothes in -  -   -  brush.  THOS. H. WILSON opened up In  the book and stationery line in Pen*  ticton last November and enjoys a  good trade. He also carries a number  of fine circulating library books and  tbe daily papers and magazines. Prior  to locating in Penticton Mr. Wilson  was in tbe flour and feed business in  Vernon and was four years manager  of the Columbia Flour Mills. He is a  member of.the I. O. G. T. He was  born In England.  HANDFORD'S STUDIO Is the place  for pictures, views, enlarging and In  fact anything in tbe photographic  art. Mr. Handford has had fourteen  years' experience in the business and  has operated one year and a half at  Penticton. He is a young artist of  talent and attainment whose heart is  in bis work.   He was born In Ontario.  "THE BALMORAL" Is the name of  Penticton's new family and tourist hotel now under construction which will  be conducted by (Sir?) John A. McDonald, a live young Scotchman formerly connected wltb the New England Hotel at Victoria, B. C. for some  time.   Tbe house is being built by Mr.        1B1 ,.,������������������ ttllu ,,mi���������m,y lwri-  Murk. a capitollst "f.^f^^f"- ***}! guests In the absence of the boss,  insures the place being modern ln ev- ���������"  ery respect, and is leased to Mr. Mc-  Tbere will be a dining room  mining property in tEeri*xiio country, The Lucky Gem gold claims, for  which he has refused 130,000 cash,  some of the ore here running as high  as flOOO per ton.  The King Edward Hotel is a magnificent four-story brick building and one  of the swellest in the country and  travellers like to eat here as it is unsurpassed in tbe festive board. James  F. Murphy, brother to raddy, is the  genial clerk and zealously looks after  Donald  and thirty guest rooms and It will be  operated along temperance lines. Mr.  and Mrs. McDonald are an Important  acquisition to the social and commercial life of Penticton.  C. E- WOOD, PENTICTON MERCHANT TAILOR, has followed the  business twenty-two years. He is a  graduate of the famous John Mitchell  Company Cutting School in the ladles'  and gents' departments. He has operated in Penticton since tbe 1st of October, 1911, and was formerly in  Strathcona, Alberta, prior to pitching  bis tent in the Okanagan Valley. He  was born in Ontario.  THE MAPLE LEAF BAKERY is one  of Penticton's popular trading centres  for groceries, provisions, fruits, confectioneries, bread, and all kinds of  cakes and pastry. It is conducted by  Messrs. Johnston & Nicholson, two  enterprising young fellows who have  been residents here several years and  have operated this establishment one  year. Mr. Nicholson hails from Quebec and followed contracting and  building for some time. Mr. Johnson  is from the Emerald Isle and clerked  a number of years.  BENNETT'S is headquarters for  school supplies, stationery, art goods,  office requisites and photo sundries,  papers, magazines, books, etc., etc. It  is conducted by A. E. Bennett, manager, who has just recently erected  the magnificent Bennett Block and  which is leased to the Veribest Bakery. Formerly Mr. Bennett was in the  banking business for fifteen years.  He has considerable interests in the  Valley and is one of the live promoters  of the Brick Manufacturing industry  at Penticton.  -M. J. ELLIOTT is the genial young  proprietor of the Brunswick pool room.  He has conducted this place of inno-  THE OKANAGAN 8AWMILLS, LIMITED, at Enderby, is the biggest concern operating in the entire Okanagan  Valley. The mill turns out 175,000  of lumber daily, running too shifts,  day and night. They give work to  about three hundred men and nearly  as many more in the logging season.  F. S. Stevens is the general manager  of this mammoth concern, that has an  annual capacity of 50,000,000 feet, and  a daily loading capacity of 300.000 feet.  Mr. Stevens has had a quarter of a  century's experience in the saw-milling and lumbering business. He sawed  the first logs for the great C. A.  Smith, the lumber king of Minneapolis.  " Mr. Stevens deserves great credit  for building up this phenomenal industry in the Okanagan Valley. The  mill is a very large one, well equipped  with every modern facility for turning out the finest rough and dressed  lumber on the market. Personally, he  is a well-informed "man of affairs" to  meet and progress is his watchword.  THE COLUMBIA FLOURING  MILLS CO., LIMITED, at Enderby, B.  C, in the Okanagan Valley, have long  since won spurs for their products.  They are the manufacturers of the  well-known "Moffets Best," "Pioneer,"  "Three Star" and "Drifted Snow"  brands of flour, so popular and much  sought after by high-class bakers who  win prizes. The mill was established  more than a quarter of a century ago  to grind local wheat, but trade increased to such an extent that they  were compelled to grind for the Prairies, and they now mill Northwest  wheat entirely. The mill is without  exception one of the best equipped in  Canada and no mill has better machinery and equipments and Mr. F. V.  Moffet, the wide-a-wake proprietor, has  in his employ Charles Breker, an expert miiler of forty years' experience  quarters for commercial men and tour-j  ists. Mr. Rogers owns a nice twenty- " ���������-Henry VHI  flye-acre orchard, three and a half  miles, north of the town, on which he  has 2,600 fine prune trees growing.  Mr. Rogers Is very fond of "art" In  their classical productions in the form  of pictures and has bis hotel office  nicely decorated with copies of many  that cost up in the millions in tbe original, y  TIMBERLAKE, 80N8 * CO. are a  new watchmaking and jewelry firm  tbat bave Just  recently  commenced  business in Armstrong, in the Okanagan Valley.   They carry an Immense  stock of everything usually carried In  a high class and properly conducted  jewelry, store.    Mr.  TImberlake  has  bad thirty-five years' experience In tbe  business.   Prior to coming to Canada  Mr. TImberlake operated In England,  bis native land, and served tbere on  tbe parish Council and was Guardian  to the Poor.   His store Is an important acquisition to tbe commercial interests of tbe town and we bespeak  for tbe firm a very liberal patronage.  CREED * FELLY are realty oner  ators at Armstrong, B. C, and deal In  Okanagan Valley lands. Tbey bave  operated here four years and bave  played an Important, part In tbe development of tbe country In wbicb  they reside. Mr. Creed is the secretary of the Armstrong Board of Trade  that has just recently published a  splendid Illustrated pamphlet on the  surrounding district, and be will be  pleased to* forward one to any reader  of this number desiring further detail-'  ed Information on tbe Armstrong district. This is a flrtn worthy of consideration and patronage.  E. T. ABBOTT conducts Arm  strong's drug, book and stationery  store. He has been In the business  ten years and just recently opened up  here, coming from Vernon, the First  of March. He is a registered pharmacist and we bespeak here a liberal patronage for Mr. Abbott. He was born  in Toronto.  THE OKANAGAN HARDWARE,  TIN * PLUMBING WORKS at Armstrong, In tbe great Okanagan Valley,  B. C, is conducted by Messrs. VV. J.  Armstrong and D. J. Caldwell. They  carry a big stock of hardware, make a  specialty) of hot-water and hob-air  heating. These gentlemen are progressive and alive to the growth of the  valley and believe in "printers' ink."  J. FRASER deals in dry goods, groceries, boots and shoes at Armstrong.  He has been five years in the town  and has followed the mercantile business all his life. Like the Fraser  clan, he stands in the front ranks of  his line.  A Visit to Shakespeare's Tomb.  (All rights reserved.)  O, to be in England now that April's  there, may be rather a trite saying,  but will never quite lost its sweetness  as long as time is.  it is now 25 years almost to tbe day  that the writer took the jaunt upon  which this sketch will deal.  A misty grey morn broke snllenly  over the vale of Evesham tbat 23rd  day of April, upon which the pilgrimage to Shakespeare's birth town that"  I am about to relate, took place, but  time has not withered nor memory  staled the glory and enjoyment of that  trip.     ,  Arriving in the quaint old town the  visitor naturally first seeks breakfast  at the nearest Inn���������for, let me warn  you, that he who would visit Shakespeare's town must bave Time for bis  friend and companion���������and like Ben  Johnson, must "saunter" through���������or  half of the enjoyment and spirit of the"  place will be missed.  Shakespeare's house, the first place  of call, is one of a pair of fine old half  timbered cottages, which in their day  were no doubt considered a worthy addition to the old town and called "New  Place." Entering the street door one  comes into the quaint ball or "house  place," as it was called in Shakespeare's day. Here is a fine picture of  the Bard of Avon, painted from contemporary miniature sketches, showing him with the pointed cavalier  beard, the face high-browed serene,  the eyes steel blue, yet kindly, looking  down, gazes with a touch of majestic  sweetness upon the beholder.  All over the low-beamed ceiling, on  the walls, and even diamond graved  upon the glass, are scores and thousands of names of tourists and others  who have recorded their names, date  of their .visit,.upon them.  The house Is now well cared for by  the Mayor corporation and a charge  of 6d admission goes towards its upkeep and guarding the house and Ita  relics, which too ardent American admirers would carry oft piecemeal if  it were possible.  A short distance from the house. In  the centre of four cross roads, stands  a very fine memorial erected and  given to the town by Mr. Geo. Cbiilds,  of Philadelphia. It is in the form of a  handsome clock tower surrounded by-  four statuary groups, representing  Asia, America, India and Europe.  Mythical groups, symbolical of each,  adorn these blocks and are finely  modelled and carved. The tower it*  self has four long lancet windows,  lead-glased, showing the swing of the  ponderous clock and on a has relief  panel. this Inscription: "In ber days  " every man shall eat in safety what  "he plants, and sing the merry songs  ",' of peace to all his neighbors. God  "shall be truly known. And those  " about ber-���������from her shall learn the  " perfect ways of honor.  And by them  judge their greatness.  Not by blood.  Tbe memorial is a very fine addition to the town's artistic side. Now  we approach the sacred fane, in which  tbe asbes of tbe great Bird is laid.  Strattord-on-Avon Church would be  a notable and Interesting building at  any time, for. its own quaint old world  14th-century architecture ��������� its carved  pews and oak roofs���������its tracened time-  mellow stone windows and Its ardles  many times buttressed walls, crowned  by its graceful tapering spire, but being, so to speak, Shakespeare's shrine,  as well gives it at once an overpower  Ing interest.  Reading from tbe open glass-cased  in register of baptisms we -see  Shakespeare's birth entry April 23rd,  1563 Proceeding to the chancel en-  sconed high up on Its south wall is  the tomb of William Shakespeare, a  half-length bust of himself, tricked out  in sober colors, with a gray goose  quill In band. In the act of writing,  stands the monument to tbe divine  William.  it looks most life-like.  Summerland  "The inscription ends ��������� ��������� ,#  " with whoam uick nature did ye deck  "thetombe."  Then the Latin motto or epitaph, beginning "Judicio Pyllum Genlo Socra*  " tes.   In arte Maronem."  May be freely translated���������  "In art a Virgil, in wisdom a Socra*  " tes, in Judgment a Nestor. Tbe earth  "covers, the people mourn. Olympus  " has blm! A beautiful thought!"  The other well-known epitaph Is���������-  "Stay passenger, why do'est thou so  fast;  "Watch in the tomb whom environs  death, has't plas't.  "Shakespeare, with whom quick  "Nature did ye deeked the tomb."  Near by in a mural tomb lies the  body of the old money-lender, John a*  Coombs, of whom It is reported tbat  after many inducements to the divine  William this epitaph was written of  the ten-percenter:  "Ten In the hundred  Lies here engraved.  It's a hundred to ten  His soul is not saved.  If any man ask Who lies in the tomb?  Oh, ho. quoth the Devil, It's my John  O. Coomb."  leaving the interior of the sacred  fane , which possesses much good  carved oak work and one or two good  stained glass windows, we take a further cursory took around the churchyard, which is lapped in silver silence  by the placid Avon ��������� whose broad  quiet flood invites a short waterfan's  excursion, so choosing a light shallop  we glide over Avon's silvery tide past  the yew banked church, on by its sedges and willows, past the fine new memorial theatre, in which the annual,  birthday festivals are held, and so  with the graceful spire pointing skywards, the falling light tinging the  foliage with evening glory upon as  ideal .an English landscape as can be  found in the four comers of the seagirt isle���������where lays England's proud-  | est name so enshrined���������to which fair  THE SUMMERLAND SUPPLY  COMPANY, LIMITED, is conducted  by Adam Stark, who has operated  here eight years. He is the secretary-  treasurer of the company, and formerly was in the employ of Massey-Harris  several  years  in Ontario.    The  store  is a flourishing one aud Mr. Stark is,     .   .       ���������    ,     , , .    ���������.  to be  congratulated  on   the excellent!p01nt    a"    ������ook-lovers.  nature-lovers,  trade he has established. |J,oets' statesmen,  poor  I turn when  A. 3. ELLIOTT at Summerland deals ��������� ^ne   earth  in groceries,  clothing,  men's  furnish-  shrjrie.  ings. boots, shoes, dry goods, etc.   Mr. |     ~      . ,  .    , .,,       .  Elliott has been established -four vears I   . One turns at last away with a deep  in August.    He owns a nice four-acre i51^"   content *������ 1.eave,h��������� sleeping,  ,_ _.       ,. amid the scenes he loved and so great-  (Contmued on Page 6) ' lv portrayed.  and rich men  'From tbe four corners of  they    corne   to   Kiss   this  r    -j :\y  THE WESTERN CALL.  *****************************  * t  Guaranteed Circulation ������  in Mount Pleasant 2500 1  .._..  .,  . i|  *****************************************************  1 DARLING'S DRUG STORE  2652 MAIN ST., COR. I I th Ave.  : DRUGS, STATIONERY  CAMERA SUPPLIES  CIGARS, TOBACCO j!  PRESCRIPTIONS A SPECIALTY  BY REGISTERED HEN ii  PHONE:   FAIRMONT   514;;  J. B. DARLING, Prop.  MacLACHLAN & MORGAN  HIOH   CLASS   BOOTS  AND   SHOES  Of OoaraaUed Quality  tsAlm', Gentlemen's and  Children's   at  half city prices.  BOOTS and SHOES REPAIRED  Our   long   experience   and     equipment  guarantees good workmanship. .  3330 Main St. and Cor. 18th Ave. and Main St.  ������|i| I' I ���������|..|..l..|..i..t..l..|..i.,|,.l.i|i.|i |..|ii|Mi..iiiH|i������   *M-������4--T-*H"l"l"I"l"l"l"l"l"l"l"l"������"l"l''l"l''l"l"ll  :  Mo  \  ttoit. Fairmont 621  No Credit  Mark't  Wt |ht yea ihe bent*  ftt ef ill iipeMe o! *  delivery isd boek*  keeplig  We Have the Goods at Prices You Like.   ���������  ���������;e are sure that all our Mount  Pleasant readers will agree that we  have made a happy choice in selecting a headline for the two center pages  of the "Western Call." Mount Pleasant is steadily and surely becoming  the heart of the city. Main thoroughfares are being graded and paved in  all directions from this center, and  unlike many weBtern townships, the  best roads of Mount Pleasant are not  those which lead from it, but those  which lead to it. No part of Greater  Vancouver is progressing at a more  rapid rate than is Mount Pleasant.  New buildings, both residential and  for business purposes, are going up  in all directions; civic and other improvements are being carried on as  quickly as possible, and the merchants  and other residents of this promising  neighborhood have it within their  power to make their district the most  prosperous part of Greater Vancouver.  Merchants should lay themselves out  to get and retain the interest and  patronage of the people, and householders should realize that to deal  locally is to raise the value of their  own property by making the neighborhood a more prosperous one.  Sophia street is being graded from  Westminster Road to Sixteenth avenue.  Mount Pleasant boasts some of the  best business houses of any part of  the city. This is proved by the fact  that some of the merchants draw a  large percentage of their patronage  from outside points.  ward into ten separate districts. Each  of these districts will have a chairman  and an individual organization, which  in tUrn will send delegations to the  parent ward association.  In New York, Chicago and other  large cities the prices of meat have  been soaring away above the reach  of many working people during the  past week, but, strange to say, this  will make but little difference to prices  at the Sanitary Market, 2513 Main  street. Beef and mutton, veal and  lamb, fish and poultry, of the quality  for which this store is noted can here  be purchased at usual prices. ' See  their advertisement.  ������4>*****<l'*******l*****4'*4'**   ****���������>*********************  ...  Our Saturday'o Snoolalo  M9AT  Pro Lb.  < >   Bib Boast, rolled  ���������  -    18c, 20c  ; Legs Local Lamb - - - - 22c  , Loins Local Lamb - - - 20c  > Choice Rolled Roast - 18c-20c  Legs Pig Pork, any size    -  20c  i ',   Fresh Halibut  I  Per Lb. ,,  Fresh Spare Bibs - - - -rlSc ���������������  Pot Boast Beef - 12}$c, 15c J;  Choice Young Fowl - -������������������'-. 25c ,.  Swift's Premium Hams, whole ��������� -  or half    ------  23c ������������������;;  Swift's Paeon, 25c per lb.  8c   It    Fresh Unn Cod     -   -   -   -   10c 4  ���������||    Fresh Sole    -   -���������-'.-   -   -    8c  Fresh Ground Pones, 6 lbs, for 20c.  2313 IqlMfreuf, near Proodway   ��������� %!������.n������^  ****4*******4nl*******^***: *******4>******f ***********  STILL A LITTLE SPACE TO LET  That 88*%*% Y gives you the best value in Groceries  in the city.  He has the goods.   He has the  delivery.  He has the service. One  trial will convince  you.  Orlooo, better than Butter, at about half the  cost; for use wherever you would use Butter  or Lard. 2 lb. tin 35c.  Canned Tomatoes, 2 tins    -   25"  Canned French Peas, 2 tins    25c  Canned Italian String Benns,  2 tins 25c  Boiled Oats, per sack    -    -    25c  Lighthouse Cleanser, per tin 5c  St. George Unsweetened Milk,  8 large tins 25c  Condensed Milk, 3 tins   ���������   ���������   25c  Every tin guaranteed.  RowAt's Sauce, 8 bottles - 25c  Anchovy Sauce, 2 bottles - 25c  Catsup, in tins, each - - 10c  Local Fresh Eggs, 3 dpz. - $1.00  Fairmont Creamery Butter,  better than ever, lb. 40c  Strawuerrlea, we are having an extra lot of tbe choicest  Berries that ever came into  Vancouver, for Saturday's selling.  We wish to call attention to the  concert to he given in S. Mary's Parish  Hall, on-'-Tuesday'next, May 7th, to  help pay off the debt still remaining  of the chairs; the admission ..wilH&e  25c, and the concert a good one.      >,  Mt. Pleasant Baptist.���������-Next Sunday  Or. Spencer preaches. Morning subject, 'The Holy Spirit" (second sermon). Evening, "God's Gentlemen."  Visitors and strangers invited. On  May 12 and 13 will be the church  anniversary.  H. M. Self of the Y. M. C. A. is credited with making a world's record last  Tuesday, in the running long dive,  with a clearance of fifteen feet, four  inches. The previous record! is reported as fourteen feet, eight .inches, made  in the United States.        ���������  Summer Bungalows of a more or  less temporary or portable character,  for the country or sea side, may be  put up economically and substantially  by using quarter inch Asbestos boards  for the outside walls and roof, Utility  or Tonawanda Board for inside walls  and partitions. A simple timber fram- f  ing with studs sixteen inches apart on  which the boards are nailed and the  joints covered with four inch battens  bedded in elastic weatherproof cement  will make a structure sufficiently durable to last for years, and which can  be readily taken to pieces and transported when necessary.  There Is no need for bricks, mortar  or plaster. Asbestos boards being fire  proof can be used as material for a  flue, if it is necessary to have a fireplace inside. In the hands of a carpenter or a handy man, a few hundred  dollars will put up a smart little bungalow, while less will build a useful  shack or hut more weatherproof and  comfortable than made of timber  alone and quite as cheap.  This material is used extensively  in Germany and elsewhere on the European Continent for the erection or  chalets, also such buildings as Schools,  Barracks, Isolation Hospitals, Shooting lodges, etc., as being safe, more  sanitary and economical than any other-that can be used; besides having  the advantages of rapid erection and  easy removal.  The W. C. Thomson Company, 319  Pender Street, West, are keeping large  ' stocks of these materials, aB the demand is already very considerable and  certain to go on increasing.  Our Opinion on the  Range Question  We know we have your confidence and we have  made ourselves worthy of it by handling the very  best merchandise in our line. ^  We are familiar with the good qualities of every  stove and range on the market.   In our opinion  is the best of them all and the  range in service will back us up  in every good thing we can  say of it  If there was a better range made, we would  advise you to buy it   Will  you not come and see it?* We  are sure we can convince you  inside of five minutes that what  we say about the South Bend Malleable is true.  W. R. OWEN  ::  2337 Main Street  Phone Fairmont 447 \ [  *y4****4'***4*******4*4***4*4*******4*4**************4\  A social dance will be given in the  ���������I. O. O. F. Hall, corner Sixth and  Main, on Thursday evening, May 9th,  commencing at 8:30 o clock. A large  number of young people from Mount  Pleasant have been Invited. Admission: Gents, 50c; ladies, free. Everybody welcome.  F. M. Britton was seriously injured  in an auto accident Wednesday, at  10 a. m., at the corner of Granville  street and Ferris Road. He was at  once taken to the General Hospital,  where it is hoped that skill and care  will soon restore him to health and  business.  There will be an athletic meet under the auspices of the Harriers'Club  of the Y. M. C. A., on Camble street  grounds, Saturday, May 4th. It will  be proceeded by a physical training  display by members of the Y. M. C. A.  and a Maypole dance by the Y. W.  C. A.  Phane Fairmont 848      Always in Mt. Pleasant  s Express  and Baggage Transfer  Stand���������Main and Broadway  Phone - Fairmont 045  Cream, we receive both the whipping and plain  Cream fresh every morning.  Cheese, don't fail to see our Cheese Department  We carry 17 different kinds.  Kelly's Grocery  *333 Main Street  The Store that serves you best.  The Knight Road Improvement  Association held a very successful  smoking concert in Ashe's Hall, Fraser  avenue, on Friday, April 28th, and  most of the leading residents were  present. After the entertainment,  which consisted of songs, Highland  dances, music, etc., light refreshments  were Berved to all present. Councillor  Elliott presided.  LAW PI8PLACE8 MEDICINE.  Montreal, May 3.���������The law and not  the physician may yet become the  final factor here in deciding whether  or not an illness or disease is curable  as tbe result of a unique situation  which, if carried tb its logical conclusion, may fake it necessary for an  aiking person in search of a cure to  consult a statute book instead of a  doctor. This strange state of affairs  has been brought about as the result  of an extradition writ issued by a  neighboring town to compel a practitioner of | this city to stand trial on  the charge of receiving money under  false pretenses. Tbe facts in the case  show that one of the city's beBt-known  physicians who has been profinently  identified with a number of its medical institutions, rendered a bill for  $12 for his treatment for the disease  known as hydrocepnalus, or water on  tbe brain, of a boy in Como. The doctor says physicians now recognize that  this disease is in some cases curable  by medical treatment, while the indictment says that it is ncurable except by surgery. As the doctor in  question did not attempt the latter  method, the charge of obtaining money  under false pretenses is made. Should  the town win its case a curious situation would arise under which it might  be called upon to codify all diseases  with the proper treatment for each,  for physicians might be slow to undertake treatment if such an act, through  conflict with the views oi the authorities, might lead to indictment and  punishment. A legal code of all diseases and their proper treatfents  would undoubtedly be a remarkable  work, and the picture of the authorities prescribing castor oil for juvenile  stomachache is no less wonderful than  would he the predicament of a physician who, at a critical moment, happened to have misplaced his code  hook.  Shoe Repairing  BY  AN EXPERIENCED WORKMAN  Thos. Farrington  PROAPWAY,  ftetwee* Mala Si. aqd Westminster Rd.  Street cars are again running on  Broadway from Main to Prince Edward street. For the past few months  they have been running on Tenth avenue on account of the re-grading and  paving of this section of the street.  Within a few days the paving of Broadway from Main street to Commercial  Drive will be completed, making it  one of the finest streets in the city.  Realizing that Ward Five (Mount  Pleasant), with nearly 2,000 voters on  the list, and another 1000 names that  should be on, has become too big to  handle under the present form of  organization, the Ward Five Liberal  Association has decided to divide the  During a dinner by the chamber of  commerce of a western town a business man who is nearsighted had as  his left-hand companion a gentleman  who is completely bald. At dessert  the man with the bare thatch dropped  his napkin and stooped to pick it up.  At that precise moment the nearsighted man, who was talking to his right-  hand neighbor, felt a slight touch on  his left arm. He turned, and beholding the bare pate on a level with his  elbow, said: "Thank you, no melon.  I will take coffee."���������Harper's Magazine.  PARISIAN DYE W0HH8  Suits 'Sponged and Pressed 50c  Ladies' and Gents' Tailoring  903 9MH0W4Y, W99T  Work called for and returned.  FIRST-CLASS  SHOE HAKINQ  ANP SHOE REPAIRING  DONE AT  PETERS * CO.  New Comer Mali Street *mJ Brotdwa>  Suits Sponged and Pressed  80 oonto  CLEANING \ND REPAIRING  Half Price to students.  737 BROADWAY, WEST  A reprint of a lecture delivered before the Health Culture Club, of New  York, will be mailed free to anyone on  request by letter to address below, or  if you call you can have a copy for the  asking.  The subject is    "Chiropractic,  New Prugless System."  the  Get a  copy���������it's  worth   reading.  Ernest Shaw, DX.  (Doctor of Chiropractic)  250 Twenty-second Ave. E., Vancouver.  (Close to Main St.)  _P  MOUNT PLEASANT CONFECTIONERY  ICE CREAM  The place of high clam Conftctkmcry.  Ice Cream  Parlor now open with a full line of  SUNDAES, SODAS, CONES, Etc.  9940 Main Straot  N. H. Armstrong, Prop.  "Did you say that two artists had  worked on your wife's portrait?"  "Yes. A portrait painter did her  face and figure, and a landscape painter did her hat."���������Fllegende Blaetter.  M**************<~>******** **************************  *  *  Under New Management        |  Tiie BROADWAY TABLE SUPPLY!  518 BROADWAY, EAST f  Has been taken over by %  J. Hollingshead 1  Everything that is good to eat.     Fresh Supplies  Daily.  iHMMitniuiiimiiiiii 11n11ii11inniiiiint*i>* THE WESTERN CALL.  yyymy^yymim^  yyy xyy xyy; yyyy^y^^m^mm  yyty:yxmmmydSf,^%0m^^  ;-���������,.'  ..':.���������;'.' ;'���������.-.'���������'������������������;.���������'-'���������- "j > ��������� '-\:.:'[y *< ,vf'S������������������������"*���������:���������; ���������': r^-"-v^:v.j^V;y:^^*STOB  ."'������������������ .-'..  '.   :'v:v'1.a,' '��������� .-".;���������,'���������������������������   '/���������'-��������� "������������������'"^^���������:^^::^h'f.^^^^J^^p^  '     (" '. ..^^^^^  *'*.** *** ** %4>* v* * *:**:** ******.m;  jj IfYou Help Your District ;|  ]; You als?^ HejpA^Ur^lJ | Lrv^&3^_]  ��������� i; i-i i'l' i ji ** :i in i ti������' <������11 r������ ��������� jri$ffi "Pt|tl|lj  m^m*^**mmmmmmim*m**mmmmmkwmmmmmmm' ':^;:$%W$li$!k  ********"*******���������7���������*******~"**********^ i i mSSSSSSS,;���������. 'x-y^rf^^S^  "'���������'���������'������������������-' -..;...,,,-.-.    ,.   ,..���������....:���������,-..> ^.-.-^.^^gi^i  ;��������������������������� ���������j.-'-i.''*!?JSi;'^������������#B|  '-'���������''^���������I'.'-jwiW'-'-.KiVfeJl  6)8^|6MI6MI6Jli6Jil6NNMI6Jt]8MI6Mf8MI8M16H8H6  EXPERT TEACHER of Violin, Mandolin.  Guitar,  Banjo,  Authoharp   and  ' Zither-  Twenty Private Lessons   -   $8.00  No Class Lessons  Musicians supplies of every description.  COWS UP-TO-DATE MUSIC STORE  , 2348 Westminster Rd. nr. 8th  ,     Phone Fairmont 1567  **\^4*\*aaatiaaaw*\maw  ********V***************** **************************  For good values in  REAL ESTATE AND INVESTMENTS  Call on  ; TRIMBLE  &  NORRIS;;  Cor. Broadway and Westminster Road ::  ;;,������������������.,���������.������������������ , , %  **i*****************************************<i*******  Local and  Otherwise  The paving of Westminster Road  from Main to Prince Edward street  and Twelfth is progressing favorably.  Sunnydene Post Office, nas been removed from Kelly's Gocery Store to  the Oxford Cash Store, corner of  Knight and Westminster roads.  A building permit has been granted  Mr. D. C. McLaren for the erection of  stores and rooms at 646 Main street.  The building will be five stories high  and will cost $40,000 to erect.  ������.}..*��������� * * * * ��������������������������� * ****** 4>* ** ******<��������� Q**4>*4������**********4>**********  + Phonos Bayview 1182 J  VAN UFFORP BROS.  We handle all kinds of Cut Flowers.  Fern Dishes in great variety.       Fine Primulas at 25c each.-  Funeral Designs.      Wedding Bouquets made up.       Gardens designed  . ��������� ' ' arid laid out.  We have a large variety of Palms to choose from.  ���������    Choose your Bedding Plants now from our choice selection.  Verandah Boxes and Hanging Baskets made up.  999 Broadway W.,        Cor. Broadway and Oak  ���������MR6I OFFICE, sptclll ler Htspltil flslten, COL EEtTOEl ud IMIIWAT        |  p*������������S'��������� ���������!��������� 'I"l*���������������!��������� ���������!' '!��������� ���������!��������� ������������������������!<������H"l'*i*������ll���������!��������� ���������!��������� ���������!��������� 'i"!''I'*i-O .-'M"."."!"!-! . tilt l"l"l'*l"l"l"l-4"l"l'4"������*>  Haste  i  And with the Spring comes the  HOUSe CLEANING ANP  R^PECORATINO  t^flnay^ oTeadinjrrHJS TASK.  Come in and talk tbe matter over with  PRACTICAL MEN.  You will be under no ob; igation.   Vou  will be treated courteously and, should  ou haye any dealings with us, you will  ind our business methods honorable  and our prices reasonable.  Come in and get your  Paints, Stains and  Varnishes  for your little odd jobs. We will intelligently answer any question that may  perplex you regarding their uses and  application.  G������r rwje et Wall Papers b compltie  _*���������  itt I woop  923 UnmAny, V. nm Fair. \m  my  If you once cook a Christmas  Dinner with DRY WOOD you'll  never rest content with any  other. Our Wood is Dry Wood.  $6.00 per Cord, delivered.  R. DOHERTY  67s Tenth Ave. W.  Phone:  Fairmont iioi-L  . ********4'****************-i-  TORONTO!  FURNITURE  STORE I  * 3334 M������ln St. J  Our stock of Furniture J  is^ Large, Modern and %  4  %  * adapted to the tastes of  * Buyers.  1 Dressers, Buffets, Tables  | Chairs, Couches,   Mat- %  1 tresses, Bedsteads, etc. |  *>              A complete line of :  f Linoleums, Carpet Squares, etc. J  X Drop in and inspect our goods. ������  A This is where you get a square *  T                         deal. *  M. H. COWAN *  ������M������J������������M������1������1������|������I"1"1"M-I"1 1111 1 ****  Ball���������What is silence?  Hall���������The college yell of the scbool  of experience.���������Harper's Bazaar.  !\  8ATUBDAY CLOSINU  The Public of Mount Pleasant  and district are respectfully notified that this store will be closed  at 1 p. m. on Saturdays, commencing May 4th. Kindly place  your orders early.  F.I.  Flour and Fbrd  2471 WESTMINSTER RD.  Cob. Broadway  .      Phone: Fair. 186  Permits have been issued for the  erection of a $2100 store and apartment house at 2647 Fourth avenue  west by Mr. R. J. Mitchell; a $2400  house at 2757 Second avenue west by  Mr. G. S. Watt, and a $2300 house at  1778, Fourteenth avenue by Mr. J.  Talbs.  Presbyterian   Church,  Vancouver,   in  the" evening.  The annual Congregational meeting,  with banquet, will he held the following Tuesday evening, May 7th, at 6:30.  No admission;  free. s  WM. ELLIOTT, Pastor.  For some time past vehicular traffic  along. Broadway, from Quebec street  to Main street, has been hindered by  the work which is being carried on  in connection with the laying of tbe  pipe which is to convey the water from  the existing spring at the corner of  Quebec and Broadway, to the. sewer  at Main street. This pipe has c slope  of from eighteen Inches below tbe  surface of the road at the spring to  five feet below at Main street, and  it will do away with the swamp which  has caused so much inconvenience to  pedestrians at the corner of Broadway  and Main street.  Mi ***.*$*.*** 4***4 I t 1 : I 11 I !���������   11II1M11 Illl iiHHIMI ***  faSSJJe   THE DOM  ^mcSov^eh i  -!��������� 51������ ICE CREAM PARLOR <* SAI-T^fc ^  :: 2648 Main St. 2d atore from 11th **.   :  Note the Class of Qooda We 5ell  Richmond Dairy Ice Cream.  Woman's Bakery Bread and Confectionery.  Cadbury's and Ganong's Fancy Chocolates.  AU Klmda ol 9tatlomary.  .1  Everything in Cigars, Tobaccos and Cigarettes.  ** 11 H 11 III 14 *���������* 11 * 1II111 H   4 IIII III I' II ***************  - .-?;* *'(:J-  '���������.r*i~.'\  ************************** **************************  PSYCHICAL 8CIENCE.  Amongst other recently issued permits affecting Mount Pleasant are:  Mr. H. A. Binmore, for the erection  of a two-story house at 963 Eighth;  avenue west, to cost $6000; Mr. O. B.  Cummings, for the erection of a three-  storey brick building at 1290 Tenth  avenue west, to cost $60,000; J. H.  McVety, for the expenditure of about  $5000 on a dwelling house at 1876  Eleventh avenue west.  The anniversary services of the Mt.  Pleasant Baptist Church wil) be held  on Sunday, May 12, and continued on  the Monday following. Rev. Dr. Spencer, acting pastor, will preach at both  the Sunday services, taking as his subject in' the morning: "The Holy  Spirit and His Work," and in the evening. "Did Noah build an ark?" Special music will be rendered under the  direction of Miss Stove!.  Mrs. Oscar Burritt, accompanied by  her daughter, Mrs. Frank R. -Austen,  and two children, will leave for Toronto and Ottawa on Saturday, May  4th. Mrs. Burritt will go direct to  Ottawa via Toronto, and will probably  be absent for three months' or. more,  while Mrs. Austen will spend the most  of ber visit in Toronto, and will not  likely return to the city sooner than  Nov. 1st.  THE NATURAL LAW of health,  happiness and success is taught in  Professor Fergusson's Suggestion  Course, on sale at 240& Westminster  Road, Vancouver, B. C. Call or send  $1.00 and secure a copy of this valuable nugget of scientific lore, revealing the mysteries of the Ancients and  the wonder working natural law of  Psychical Science. Professor Fergus-  son, instructor and demonstrator, corner Pender and Richards, over the  Central Business College, Room 4.  Lessons daily.  Uncle Eben, in the Washington Star,  says: "It takes a mighty conscientious man to alius to be able to tell  de difference 'tween when he's tired  an' when he's lazy."  CHURCHES  MT. PLEASANT CHURCH.  Cor Ninth Ave. and Quebec St  Sunday services���������Public worship at 11  a. in. and 7:00 p.m.   Sunday School anc  Bible Class, at 2:30 p.m.  Rev . j. B. Woods! de. M.A., Pastor.  17i) Broadway, W. Tele. Fairmont 281-R  REMEMBER THE NEW  I f ANCY DRY GOODS STORE 1  757 Broadway, Cost  Best Grade of Goods and Moderate  Prices will merit your Patronage.  ************************** **************************  m ii* 111 n i u 11 iti **4 *t** **4'4>* I'll 11 min * ii i j i tij������������ 'yyB  :    Phone:   Fairmont 958  1605 MAIN ST.  LUMBER OF ALL KINDS  SAS?, DOORS, MOULDINGS  aAwrtn.  mt;'pleasant   baptist   church  Cor. Tenth Ave. and Quebec St  i S. Everton, B.A., Pastor  260 13th Ave. E.  Preaching Services���������11  a.m.    and    7:34<  p.m.   Sunday School at 2:30 p.m.  CENTRAL. BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. and Laurel St.  Services���������Preaching- at 11 a.m. and 7:30  p.m.   Sunday School at 2:80 p.m. .  ReV'/'P; ���������Clifton Parker. M.A.. Pastor.  11th Ave. W.  Do not loaf on the street and tell  strangers that the place is dead. The  trouble is not that of a dead town,  but of dead energies on the part of  many.of its people. Show that you  are alive by trying to better local conditions. Merchants! Let the people  know what you have to offer by judicious advertising. Buyers! See what  local merchants have to offer you  before purchasing elsewhere.  GO TO  KEEI^R'S NURSERY  Cor 15th Ave. & Main St.  FOR  FLOWERINQ SHRUBS  ANO  ORNAMENTAL TREES  'Of all vatieties.  Rose Bushes a Specialty.  PHONE : Fairmont 817R  Repairs  Bicycles, Baby Buggies,  Lawn Mowers, Electric Irons  etc., repaired.  Saws Filed  Fairmont Repair Shop  John Waybrant, Prop.  COR. 8th AVE. and WESTMINSTER RD.  Those who happen to reside in the  vicinity of Oak street were entertained  last Monday evening by the sounds of  martial music. Enquiring heads were  put from windows and many a wise  bead was puzzled to know whence the  music proceeded. As the evening wore  away the mystery was cleared by the  appearance of a brass band marching  in single file from the doors of the  Van llfford Bros., and it devolved that  these young men had been celebrating  a "birthday."  The improved service on the Victoria and Westminster road carline.  which commenced on May the first,  is a source of satisfaction to those  who make frequent use of this line.  The Victoria cars now continue past  Tenth avenue into the city, following  KJ9T8OPI0T.  1 MT. PLEASANT CHURCH  '<-.,_      Cor. 10th Ave. and Ontario.,  Services���������Preaching  at' 15   a.m.  and  ������1  7:00 p.m.    Sunday   School    and   Biblt  Class at 2:30 p.m.  Rev.  W.  Lashley Hall,  B.A.B.D.,  Pastoi  Parsonage, 123 llth Ave. W. Tele. Fairmont 1449.  Trinity Methodist Church, Seven _  Ave. E., between Park Drive snd Victoria Drive. Pastor, Rev. A. M. San ford  B.A., B.D. Public Worship, Sunday, ai  11 a.m. and 7 p.m. Sabbath School ai  9:45 a.m. during summer months. Mid-  week rally on Wednesday at  8 p.m.  AjrQHcair.  ST. MJCHABL'S CHURCH  Cor.   Broadway  and   Prince  Edward  St  Services���������Morning Prayer at 11 a.m.  Sunday School and Bible class at 2:30  p.m.  Rvening Prayer at 7:30 p.m.  Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 a.rr.  and let and 3rd Sundays at 11 a.m  Rev. O. H. Wilson, Rector  Rectory, Cor.   8th   Ave.  and   Prince Ed  ward St. Tele. Fairmont 40������-L.  tATT*������ PAY SMJTTtl.  REORGANIZED CHURCH  OF CHR1S7  2822 Scott Street ���������  Service*���������Every Sunday eveni*)** at 7:30 o'clock.  Sundav School at 8:*) o'clock.  I. McMullen. Elder.  LODGES  Contractors and House Builders  Carpenters and Frameworkem  >  *  We bave just what yon require  SASH and DOORS MADE ON PREMISES TO ORDER  DRESSED and FINISH DUMBER of HIGH (SRADJI  No order too large for us to handle promptly.    No order  too small to receive careful attention.  ���������ivte.^ifta  MMM  :xymm  yd  ttM  *  **4 ******* l M* * * ** * ******   H MIMI *44** ****** ******  Vil  ;-.'������>  ^sfl  li  K>&  I  yim  ���������^.'V'!  y:  w^y^  Printino9 Termliw! City Press, m  f    f flfM**|_t    2498 Westminster Rd.        Ptopt F������<r*Qf1 J Nt  2436 MAIN STREET  (BEWEEN 8th and BROADWAY)  First-class Repairing a Specialt\  Roots and Shoes.made to order.  P. PARIS, Pbop.  Also Corner ol 5tb Avenue  Oratw9  CONFECTIi  Only tbe Best kept  i* i. mm    mmmii  vnna������aaa������m*f o������dss aht opb*  flUiOWl  MT. PLEASANT LODGE NO. 19  Meets   every   Tuesday   at   8   p.m.   Jr  I.O.O.K   hall.     Westminster     Ave.,   Mt  Pleasant.    Soourning   bretiircn   cordially  Invltpcl to attend.  J. C. Davis. N. G.. 1231 H ri.. r Street  J.  HfMidon. V. G..  2616 Main St������ el  Thon. Sew^ll. Rec. Sec, 4811eventh Ave. E.  Aunt Dinah had imbibed a wholesome respect for the queen's English.  Not so her husband, Uncle Ike, says  Lippincott's. The old man nad little  use for the letter "r," a notable example of which was found in his pronunciation of the word "more."  "Gib me some 'lasses, Dinah," said  Uncle Ike one evening at supper.  "Don't say, 'Gib me some 'lasses,'  Ike," rebuked the captious Dinah. "You  oughter say, 'Gib me some mo-lasses.' "  "Look yere, you," demanded her  spouse; "how you 'spects me to say  mo' 'lasses when I done hain't had  none yit?"  .loyal osaaros x.odos  MT. PLEASANT L. O. L. NO. 1H42.  llt'������t-'   the   l-<t  und   3rd   Thursdays  ol  the same route as the Fraser avenue i e������ch month nt 8 p.m. in the K. of v. hail  . ... ���������        .. I All  visitins brethren  cordially welcome.  cars,   down    Main    street to Powell      h. Birmingham. W.M., 477 7th Ave. E  street   The need of this change has J    r M- How<M- spc- "a 10th Av*' E  been felt for some time, and all the  ratepayers' associations and improvement associations afTected have been  working to this end.  One of the most interesting an<l  impressive services of the year will  be held next Sunday morning, May  5th, in the Mount Pleasant Methodist  Church, when the officers and teachers  of the Sunday-School will be installed  for the year. The pastor, Rev. Lashley W. Hall, will conduct the service.  Tbe muBical part of the programme  will be rendered by the Sunday School  Orchestra and the Young Ladies' Choral Society. The Toronto Glee Club,  and the noted Ruthvan MacDonald, of  Toronto, will be present and will take  part in the programme.  GRACE   METHODIST  CHURCH   ANNIVERSARY, SUNDAY, MAY 5.  The third anniversary of Grace  Methodist Church will be held next  Sunday. Preachers: The Rev. C. W.  Brown,    Queen's    Avenue    Methodist  Church,    New   Westminster,   in    the  ]morning; Rev. B. A. Henry, Chalmers]SSwWrteeMh ������4 Y^kon.  Fire Alarms in tbe District  ���������ia���������.Eighth and Bridge.  814���������Lansdowne and  Manitoba.  815���������Prudential  Investment   Co..   Front  and Manitoba.  317���������Front and Scotia.  318���������Front and O-itarlo.  337���������Lome and Columbia.  388���������Sixth and Alberta.  331���������Fifth and Yukon.  333���������Eighth and Manitoba.  3*3���������Front and Main.  351���������Main and Dufterln.  353���������Seventh and Carolina.  361���������Prince Edward and Dufferla.  363���������Eighth and Prince Edward.  363���������Fifth and Main.  364���������Seventh aud Main.  518���������Eighth and Clark.  713���������Tenth and Park.  713���������Twelfth and -Clark.  714���������Ninth and Dock.  715���������Twelfth and Scott  716���������Broadway  and   Burns.  717���������Twelfth  and Woodland.  .718���������Fourteenth  and Park Drive.  818���������Sixteenth  and  Sophia.  838���������Twenty-second and Sophia.  833���������Twentieth and Humphrey.  843���������West.  Rd.  and  Fraser.  847-^Twentv-fourth  and  Fraser.  858���������Twenty-second  and  Marcha.  873���������Fifteenth and Thomas.  .876���������West,   Rd.  and  Thomas.  1318���������Ninth and Yukon.  1313���������Eleventh and Ontario.  1314���������Tenth and St. George.  1315���������Thirteenth and Main.  1316���������Tenth  and Quebec  1317���������Broadway and Columbia.  1319^���������Fifteenth and Main.  1861-Fourteenth and Manitoba.  1353���������Tenth and Went Road.  ���������Thirteenth rjid Prince Edwarc  ; ************************* **************************  Screen Poors ancl Windows!  Garden Tools  Lawn Mowers, Lawn Hose i  Hose Reels  Lawn Roller for Rent  Electric Vacuum Cleaner:;  For Rent to make Spring House Cleaning a delight. ;;  Poultry Netting  Of all kinds by the roll or yard.  PRICES THE LOWEST POSSIBLE.  |G. E. McBRIDE & C0.{|  i Cor. Main Str. and 16th Ave.!:  PHONE: Fairmont 899  BRANCH STORE: Corner Miles and Fraser Avenues jj  Phone: Fairmont 1167L *T mf*-!*-* U������������>.**-������--T*M������l������-.l n  THE WESTERN CALL  Province of British Columbia,  Department of Agriculture���������Horticultural Branch.  ORCHARD  INTER-CROPS.  (P. E. French,  B.S.A:, Assistant  Horticulturist.)  The growing ot crops between orchard trees until they reach productive  age is one of importance not only to  the individual fruit grower, but to the  economic stability of the fruit industry as a whole. A few years ago a lack  of knowledge as to the successful marketing of these inter-crops, such as  small fruits and vegetables, together  with a wave of enthusiasm for absolutely clean cultivation of orchards,  'iiscouraged this practice. There has  recently been a change in both respects. A great increase in the available market, and ��������� the discovery that  carload production was an essential  to success with main-crop vegetables,  together with experimental proof that  careful men cculd grow inter-crops  witti financial success and without injury to the trees, have materially altered the situation.  There are, however, certain requisites to success. The soil must be  deep, in good physical condition,  fertile, and be possessed of adequate  moisture. A soil in condition to support only the growth of the trees  cannot carry both trees and intercrop without injury to the former. A  first step is to get the soil in proper  condition by the use of cover-crops or  barnyard manure.  The climate must also be suitable.  Wealthy Apples thrive, and attain  the best results in districts where tomatoes and corn can be grown successfully. Early vegetables are successful only where they can be produced  in time for their market. Some non-  irrigated districts are so dry in the  summer time that many inter-crops requiring a large amount of moisture  suffer or fail. These points all require  local study.  The third important requisite to  success, and perhaps the most  important, is the market. Co-operative marketing is almost essential in  getting a new district under way.  Carload production as - mentioned  above, Is often most desirable. Given  a careful study of the entire situation, success is reasonably assured.  There is usually a living to be made  from the land while the treeB are  . coming into bearing age. Many crops  which will bring good returns can be  grown between the rows of trees,  while tbey are young, but It should  always be remembered that the young  trees are of first importance, and upon their present health and vigor depends tbe future usefulness of tbe orchard.  Inter-cropping of young orchards  is generally discouraged for the reason that tbe trees are likely to be  neglected or misused and the soil depleted of plant food and moisture. It  Js by injudicious cropping, however,  . (hat young orchards are often most  seriously Injured. Extra care should  be taken to maintain tbe fertility of  Die soil by tbe application of manure  nnd fertilizers.  The growing of light crops is a  means of keeping tbe land stirred  when it might otherwise be neglected,  and if t|������e grower is careful to see  that the physical condition of the  land 18 improved, and adds enough  plant fond to supply tbe lost? the  light cropping of orchards for the first  few years may be a decided benefit  The. danger is that the fruit grower  might continue too long and expect  too much from it. When the orchard  comes into hearing, give it the entire  land.  In orchards set less than twenty-  five feet apart the land should rarely  he cropped more than three years,  but apple orchards set thirty feet or  more, may be lightly cropped four  or fire years if extra good care is  takes.  In  Irrigated  sections  there   is   a  vegetables that can be grown at a  profit. The kind of crop grown will  depend also largely on the type of  soil and the location of the .orchard.'  Grain or hay should never be  grown in the orchard. "' They are  especially objectionable because they  do not permit the cultivation of  the soil nor shade it sufficiently to  keep it from baking. Of course, such  crops as wheat, rye, oats, clover, etc.,  may be grown late in the season as  cover crops to plow under, but if  grown for grain or hay it is too hard  to preserve the moisture and the physical condition of the soil is not  improved. A hoed crop is much  more desirable. The growing of  nursery stock in young orchards  should be discouraged. This crop  makeB the same demands upon the  soil as the orchard itself, and it does  not allow the variations in cultivation  and management which are possible  when different crops are grown. Nursery stock is known to be particularly hard on land, so much so that  nurserymen seldom grow two crops  of nursery stock in succession on the  same area. y  Potatoes may be mentioned as a  crop well adapted to grow in young  orchards. It is a staple commodity  and is often shipped across the continent, but in order to do this the  community must produce a sufficient  quantity to ship in carload lots. If  early potatoes are grown, a cover  crop of rye or wheat, or sometimes  clover, may be planted after the  potatoes are harvested. Potatoes  thrive best on the light or medium  soils, but occasionally heavier soils are  found that are adapted to the crop.  Potatoes require the cultivation of the  soil in the spring and early part of  the summer, and consequently are  among the best to grow ln the orchard.  Early corn, onions, carrots, beets,  etc., are good crops to grow as  inter-crops in the young orchard, because they all require good cultivation and generally tempt the manager  to liberal fertilizing.  In fruit districts where canning factories are being built, such crops  as tomatoes, corn and beans may be  grown, as it is often difficult for tbe  factories to get a sufficient supply of  these crops.  When clovers or vetches are grown  it 1b well to leave a good wide  strip on each side of the trees for  cultivation, especially where irrigation  is not available, so that the trees  will not suffer from lack of moisture.  One crop can then be taken off, and  the second crop allowed to grow.to  plow under next spring. This sup  plleB nitrogen and adds humus to the  soil. Small fruits are often grown  as inter-crops and sometimes with  very good results. Bush fruits should  never be planted within nine feet  from the row of trees, and the ground  needs extra good cultivation. There  is always a danger of leaving bush  fruits too long in the orchard. In  irrigated., sections, strawberries are  sometimes grown with good results.  Tbere Is not tbe danger of over-watering this crop that tbere is in the  case of the bush fruits, as the strawberry season is over quite early.  Young orchards should never be left  in sod. Sod lands are not only  drier than cultivated ground, but they  are favourite . breeding places ot  insects. Mice often harbour, in sod  lands, and they often do considerable  damage to young trees.  Tbere are a few cases where sod  may he grown In old orchards, but  It is tbe exception rather than tho  rule. In such a case as a very steep  hillside, where there was plenty of  moisture available, It might be an  advantage to leave the orchard in  sod. However, nothing should be  taken off the ground. Tbe grass  should be cut and left on the ground  We are often asked if it pays  |to grow inter-crops in   the   bearing  VERNON  (Continued from page 1)  W. C. POUND. The rapid growth  and development of the Okanagan Valley and the Vernon section in particular is amply shown in the establishment here of Mr. W. G. Pound, one of  the leading taxidermists and furriers  in this Western country. He opened  up here twenty years ago and his  place of business is a veritable museum of animals and birds mounted in  first class style and skins fanned and  mounted for rugs and sale. He has a  magnificent buffalo head and elk and  ���������noose heads, elegantly mounted. He  pays the highest price for raw furs  nil makes tbem to order moth proot.  .Mr. Pound was the winner of the medal and diploma at Chicago in 1893 in  his line and has carried off first prizes  wherever    shown.     He    makes    the  mounting of deer heads a specialty  and has an extra large, classy Polar  bear rug and musk ox and wolverine  robes for sale. He does quite a mail  order* business and all orders receive  prompt attention and we will here  state that outsiders receive just exactly what their orders call for and at  prices that challenge competition witti  concerns living in big cities that have  to charge their patrons usually two or  three prices to help pay for-their enormous rent. Mr. Pound also carries a fine'stock of gloves and fancy  ladies' furs and burnt leather work.  He was born in Ontario and is a  prominent member of'the A. O. U. W.  and W. O. A\ We therefore take  pleasure in according Mr. Pound the  generous mention and in awarding  him a high place in these columns as  we pass in review.  VERNON PHOTO COMPANY. None  of the arts come nearer to our homes  and affections than does photography,  for by its means the poor as well aB  the rich are enabled to preserve the  pictured semblance of loved ones and  to. adorn their walls with pleasing reproductions of the best works of the  masters. Prominent in this line in  Vernon are Messrs. B. R. LeBlond and  J. H. Hunter,, proprietors of the Vernon Photo Company. They are located in the Glover block and are portrait and commercial photographers  well up in their work. Tbey do all  kinds of enlarging, copying, reducing,  also finishing work for amateurs. They  carry views of the Okanagan Valley  and are open to take orders for turning out and making views for booklets,  papers, magazines,' etc., on short notice. '  They do everything In the photographic art.  They have every facility for turning  out work with despatch, for doing the  most particular work known to the  art of photography. They not only  have the best cameras and equipment  but they are men with long experience  in the business and know how to get  the best results as a glance through  their studio would, indicate to even the  '. casual ������bserver.  They are well informed artists and  have operated as a firm one year. Mr.  LeBlond was born In England and Mr.  Hunter hails from Ontario as the commonwealth of his nativity.  ���������    ice cr'_!am.��������� ���������  Now that the season for ice cream  is about to commence, it may not be  inappropriate to quote the following  paragraph which appeared last year  in a U. S. paper, showing the conditions of ice cream manufacture in  New York:  Following the lead set by other  eastern cities in a war against impure  and doped foods, particularly milk, ice  cream and other products, an investigation into conditions in this city has  been started, and the few tests made  of certain articles show frightful results.  Among twenty-fire samples of cheap  ice cream purchased in Manhattan at  as many different manufactories,  Hochctadter & Riley, analytical^ chemists, have discovered, in twenty-three  coli bacilli ranging from 50,000 to 4,-  000,000 per cubic centimeter. About  a quarter of a teaspoonful Is a cubic  centimeter.  Not one of the samples came up to  the government standard, which requires tbat ice cream shall contain 14  per cent, of butter fats. Two or three  of the samples showed as. high as 7  per cent., the balance betweeu'2 and  3 per cent.  These ice creams are made of dried  milk, condensed milk or .skim milk.  None of them are made of cream, aB  would be necessary to come up lo the  government specifications. The> are  thickened with glue and starch.  The glue, by courtesy, is called gelatin, but little of the product thus  named would come up to the standard  necessary to distinguish it from common glue. This glue 1b made of the  horns, hoofs and scrapings of hides of  dead animals, and is used not only in  the manufacture of ice cream, but is  also the body of cheap jellies.  ... CALL AT ... ���������"���������'  Boxer Murray & Co.  1735 WESTMINSTEI MAD, Near Cor. flettffl  FOB  ; HOUSES AND LOTS IN THE LOCALITY  P.O.Bsi 964, VMcouvsr  Piiae Falraeit ISIS  DR. R. INGRAM  Physician   and   Surgeon]  Office and Residence:  SUITE A. WALDI-N BUILD'G  25th Ave. and Main St.  The Okanagan Valley  (Summerland. Continued from page 3)  orchard near town.    He was born in  Nova Scotia. < ;  THE SUMMERLAND DRUG COMPANY Is conducted by Messrs." X������ogle  & Hogg. They deal in drugs, stationery and fancy goods, and have one of  the finest pharmacies in the Okanagan  Valley. They have conducted the business four and a half years at Summerland and bave built up a very substantial business. Mr. Hogg is. from  the prairie and served on tne town  council and on the school board in  Manitoba. Mr. Logie has had wide  experience In tbe business. /  W. R. 8HIELD8 is Sumraerland's  expert "Knight of tbe Anvil," who has  had twenty-two years' experience in  general blacksmitbing.   He has oper  ated five years in Summerland. He  has the agency for the Canada Carriage Company's carriages and implements. Mr. Shields also has a branch  olacksmith shop at Naranata.  THE ANGOVE * 8TIN80N COMPANY, LTD., conduct Sumraerland's  big general merchandise store, dealing  in dry goods, groceries, shoes, crockery, etc., etc. This is a mammoth  store for the size of the town. The  concern have operated here about one  year and a half and already are one  of the biggest mercantile concerns operating, in the Valley.  P. R. FINLEY80N is postmaster  and general merchant at Okanagan  Landing. He has been a resident of  the Valley nineteen years and has officiated as postmaster and conducts  the store four years. He carries a  nice stock of goods and enjoys a fine  trade.   He was born In Scotland.  CANADIAN    FORMULA    FOR    1912.  Western Progress, published at  Winnipeg, Manitoba, has* this little  formula and suggests its application  to individual cases generally in 1912,  guaranteeing a satisfactory cure:  First of all, Come West;  Then let A stand for Ambition  .,, c        "     "   Courage  E        ,"     "   Efficiency  O "     "   Optimism  W        "     "   The West  Thus A plus C plus E plus O plus F  plus W equals   SUCCESS, of which  quality may you experience a generous measure during 1912.  Animals know our  Supplies  Hay, Grain]  and Peed  Poultry Supplies ot Every Kind]  Reasonable Prices  Prompt Deliver  Cor. Main & 26th Ave.  PHONE: Fairmont 1514  McHaffie & Goodfellow!  PROPRIETORS  "Your baby, if you have one," advertised the enterprising photographer,  "can be enlarged, tinted, framed for  nine dollars and seventy-five cents per  dozen."  fits from the inter-crops, but some are  doing It at the expense of tbe orchard. However, this need not be If  extra good care Is taken to replace  the plant food and humus which is  lost by tbe growing of crops. It  must always be remembered tbat  where crops are growing between tbe  trees, tbey are taking food material  out of the soil, and tbat It is necessary to fertilize the ground well ln  the meantime, so that the soil will  not be in an impoverished condition  when tbe trees begin to bear.  NEW POLICE SQUAD.  THE PROGRESS OF THE WIST.  tendency to over-Irrigate If there are'orchard.     There   Is   no   doubt   but  interferons. This, of course, Is detrimental to tbe trees. Quite often  It makes the trees grow late in tbe  fall and tbey are sent into the winter  in a soft and unrlpened condition.  When inter-crops are grown an open  ���������trip, free from crops, should be left  oa each side of the row of trees.  Tbe width of this strip will vary  somewhat according to tbe kind of  crop grown. For an ordinary hoe  crop, the space free of crops should  be about four feet on each side of  the row of trees the first year, and  this area should be widened each year  as the treeB grow older. This  tihould be kept cultivated regularly  throughout the growing season. The  roots of a tree generally spread farther from the trunk than do the  branches, so tbat in no case should  crops be grown within a foot and one-  half of tbe line below the outside of  I lie branches. The drier the land the  less it should be cropped unless irrigation  water is available.  CROP TO GROW. Only annual  crops should be grown in fruit  Iiiantations. In general, some low-  growing crop which demands good  Ullage and comes off early is best.  Almost any vegetable crop may be  grown, but with all such crops the  (iuestion of markets should be care-  fully considered before planting any  large area. In any section there  is  always   something in   the  way  of  tbat It does not pay. One cannot  expect to get two crops of produce  from the same ground. The roots  of the bearing trees require all the  ground for the best development of  tbe tree and fruit. The only crop tbat  should be grown in a bearing orchard  is a cover crop to plow under.  The writer does not advocate  cropping the young orchard in all  cases. Where a grower has sufficient  capital to carry him over until the  fruit trees are bearing, It may be  better not to take anything off the  ground. He has a much better chance  to enrich the ground by plowing  under leguminous crops, as clover,  etc., when the trees are young than  when they are large and bearing. It  is sometimes hard to get a good  catch when the trees are large and  shade the ground. If one is in such  a position, he should be able to  have the ground in a better condition  when the trees are old enough to  bear fruit than the man who is  obliged to grow inter-crops. However, we are not all able to do this  and we must be governed largely by j  our circumstances.  Taking the situation as a whole,  it would seem that the opportunities  for the small fruit grower are encour-l DubijSh.?  aging, not only to make n living, but  an income as well, while his orchard  is coining into bearing age. Many  men   are   making   extra   large   pro-  Industrisl   Commissioner   Roland   of  Winnipeg Says Earth is Merely  Scratched.  Winnipeg, Manitoba, April 26 ���������  Cbas. F. Roland, Industrial Commissioner of this city, has Issued a comprehensive statement concerning the  progress of tbe West, In which he  says:  Tbe Immigration movement into  Western Canada has advanced very  rapidly in the past* five years. In  1907, 262,469 persons came In from all  sources. The next year, 146,908  came; ln 1909, 28,794; in 1910,  311,094, and in 1911 the figures show  350,420 settlers, all of whom have  come with the avowed intention of  taking up their permanent residence  with UB.  The wealth of Western Canada's  partially developed natural resources  is yet untold. With only 10 per cent,  of the vast stretches of fertile land  under crop, with lumber and mineral  resources merely surface touched,  with millions of acres of free land and  other millions of acres of cheap land,  Western Canada is bound to have first  place among the countries of the  world as a place in which people may  come and settle and make for themselves a home and business equal to  their ability, capacity and capital invested.  "Cops de luxe," a variety hitherto  unknown, capable either of chasing  crooks or furnishing exhaustive Information to feminine bargain hunters,  and calculated to make the ordinary  policeman turn green with envy, are  soon to grace St Catherine street, according to tbe plans of merchants  whose establishments line both sides  of tbat famous thoroughfare. For  some time complaints nave been common- that the famous street has become a favorite bunting ground for  all sorts of panhandlers. Accordingly  merchants now propose to Introduce  guardians ot their own. Imposing physical and sartorial requirements wbicb  will make them the observed of all observers. As a start it is planned to  put eight men on duty ln tbe business  section. Two of them will be plainclothes men In a technical sense at  least, though whether they will be  clothed ln frock coats and silk hats Is  not yet announced. The other six,  however, will be uniformed in gorgeous style, resembling somewhat the  London "bobby," and somewhat the  Prussian grenadier. Each member of  the new ultra exclusive force will be  of herculean build and clad according  to present suggestions in a blue uniform with crimson or gold facings.  Not only will they be expected to detect and banish all crooks, but to be  walking encyclopedias of tbe knowledge dear to- the feminine Bhopper.  Altogether their advent will set a new  standard in the police service not only  for Montreal, but the whole country  as well.  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A  trifling accident may disorganize their whole  svstem ��������� more serious disturbance, with  attendant heavy losses involved, are not  preventable. Stave Lake Power is undeniably cheaper and more reliable than private plant operation. See us for particulars  and rates.  Western Canada Power Company,  LIMITED f  ft** StyMff 477*      603-610 Carter-Cotton Bldg. ::  P. O. BOX 1418, VANCOUVER, B. C.  H ������11M IIIIIH 111111111II*  11111IIMI111 llll Ml III Mt  The population of the world as to religious, belief is given approximately  as follows: Christianity, 477,000,000;  Confucianism, 256,000,000; Hinduism,  207,000,000; Islamism, 177,000,000; Buddhism, 148,000,000; Taoism, 43,000,000;  Shintoism, 14,000,000; Indaism, 7,000,-  000; Polytheism, 118,000,000. Of the  I three leading creeds  above,  the  first  is  dominant  in Europe  and America,  What  sort of a magazine  do  you the second in China and the third in  India.  "The official organ of the dentists."  "I see. 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[  V    '������������������  Supplied Exclusively In Canada by Tha British *% Colonial Preas 8ervlce,  Limited.  <  "By what seemea a miracle, the pinto  had just made good Ita footing on the  very last point between It and the  ���������wlrl which led to the Ice Jamb, but  the doctor was too spent to profit by  hia horse's good luck, and though Jim  grabbed him as he was swept by, be  could do no more.  For wbat seemed to him five of the  longest minutes he had ever known,  the water crushed him against that  rock tooth, whilst his arm was recked  with the pain of keeping his fingers  crooked in that bundle of wet clothing,  which swayed with tbe current, but  which he had not strength to drag  back.  He could hold on to it, he would go  with It rather than let go, but be could  Hot find the strength needed tb draw  it to his own place of safety.  Jim felt his body slipping away from  the roek which sheltered him.   Gently,  Insistently, like an angler who puts all  'he strain he dare upon a lightly-hook-  d fish, the waters drew him from his  old, and thenVhere came 6ne of those  range chuckling sounds which water  akes amongst the boulders.  In his light-headed condition it was  *lo Combe the laugh of ar devil who  wins, and it touched some spring in  his nature, of which for the moment he  had lost control, the strength came  back to his muscles, and with a last  desperate effort he drew Protheroe to  him; dragged him somehow to the  river's brim, and dropped him tbere,  where the waters lapped over the firsc  boulders of the dryland.  For a long pauBe tbere was silence,  but for the ravings of the river,  baulked of its prey, and the little wind,  which wined like a wolf amongst the  sage brush along the cliff's edge.  Utterly spent, the two men lay  where they had fallen, as did the pin jo.  Only the roan stood upright, and even  his strong knees were bent, bis head  hung, and his whole body waa shaken  with shivering fits.  Combe was the first to recover.  Dragging himself to his feet, he went  over to the doctor's horse.  ��������� "You've got to get up, old fellow." b ���������  said, "or you'll die on our hands, and  we can't spare you yet,"- but the poor  beast lay with head stretched along  the ground and took no notice of him.  It had made up Its mind to die.  "Can you help. Doc?" Jim'asked, but  tbe doctor shook his head, and lay  still, nor was it until nearly an hdur  later tbat Combe contrived to get bis  companion and the two horses up to  tbe top of the cliffs, upon which he  built a roaring fire, not only for the  sake of comfort, but as a sign to any  whom it might concern that they had  survived the river crossing.  "And now, Doc, I guess you might as  well get along towards the ferry.  There'll maybe be someone there still,  unless they've all given us up for dead.  You will haye had about enough for  one while, 1 expect."  "What! Give up the run when l'v������  Jumped the big brook? Not much.  Jim."  "Then you mean coming on?"  "I started to get there, and I'm going  to get there with both feet, my son.  aa you would say In your picturesque  fashion."  Jim pulled at his pipe in silence for  gome time, then in a shamefaced way  be said:  "I owe you an apology, Doctor."  "For abduction? Yes, I believe that  there is some trivial penalty attached  to that form of amusement."  "No; not a blanked bit for that.  You'd have done the same only I didn't  know it. It's just for not knowing you;  I'm sorry. I ought to have known you  were a man."  "I was drunk. Anything Is good  enough for a drunk."  "There ain't another roan in Caribou would have risked his life as you  did, drunk or sober."  The doctor laughed.  "You did for one, snd that Is life  anyway. Do you think that th? less  of it would be such a terrible ^a'amity?  Think of It! No more whiskey���������bad  whiskey at that; no more graceful  badinage with the coy Kate Canyon:  no more delicate Jests with that fat  headed bar keeper; no more memory  perhaps. If I believed that last. Jim.  by heaven, I would not forgive you fo  pulling me out. But let's stop talk.n:-.  and get a move on, or thoso fools wil  be over to look for us."  "We shall have to walk, at first ;><  any rate."  "It can't be helped.   I suppose u :  we can get some feed for the hci--  at Braithwaite's."  "Yes, if we start now w? shouit-  there by sun-up." and lighting th  pipes, the two led their horses awi  towards the west.  ,.  CHAi i i-.it a v 1.  After Jim Combe's departure a  jstrange quiet fell upon the life of the  ranch. There were no galloping  fhorseB about the corral; there was no  inoisy cowbow chaff about the barns.  JThe one thing necessary was tbat  Frank Anstruther should be kept quiet.  (Any movement caused him excruciating pain, and waa likely to disarrange  Jthe imperfect bandages in which his  (body was swathed, and though he took  his punishment with set lips, never  [complaining of the pain, he was a bad  (patient, restless under restraint, and  (excitable to the last degree.  I It was only as long as Kitty was in  ���������the room that they could keep blm  (BtiU. As long as she was in bis sight  ie would lie hour after hour without  stirring, only the eyes in his white face  alive, and those so followed every turn  s>L Ofi. X-lL������ pretty. head_ that   tbey  frightened her. i  \ Bhe began to feel that those burning  eyes could see through her into her  heart, and for that she was by no  means ready yet.     ~.   _  There was a picture in it upon which  she was trying to pass Judgment, a picture of a furious storm in which trees  were crashing and roofs lifting and  solid substances were being whirled  about by some invisible agency, and in  the middle of It all a great red roan  reared and raged.  "Them's baby tricks," she quoted  under her breath, and a proud smile  spread over her face as she thought of  the man who drove the great red devil  into the heart of the storm to do her  bidding.  "I wish that I could have seen Jim  start."  The voice came from the bed, and  Kitty flushed guiltily as she turned towards the speaker. Me did then read  her very thoughts.  "Why do you say -that?"  "It must have been such a grand  match between Jim and the stallion.  I don't think Jim has his equal as a  horseman."  "That is what they say about here,  but I don't suppose that he would be  any good In your country."   <  "Why my country and not yours?"  and then with a generous impulse,  "Jim would be good anywhere. Tbe  better the class tbe more he wou'd  shine in it. Sitting a fence isn't as  hard as sitting a buck jumper. Seeming is not worth anything compared to  doing," and he pushed irritably at the  bedclothes which encompassed him.  "Suffering ia harder than either,"  said a quiet voice at his elbow. "Kitty,  make Mr. Anstruther take this, and  don't let him worry about Jim. Jim is  quite able to take care of himself."  Jim's best friend was his worst advocate. It was Just that ability to take  care pf himself which told against bim  with the woman be loved; just the  helplessness and dependence of Anstruther which appealed to Kitty.  It almost seemed as if the quiet of  the sick room had leaked through the  log walls, and pervaded not only the  whole ranch, hut nature itself. Even  the storm had quieted down after that  one wild night.  As tbe house lay somewhat lower  than the surrounding country, *it was  wrapped in a veil of mist, through  and above which tbe rising fei:s  showed, patched with thin snow,  which emphasised the great distances,  and the beggarliness ot the November  foothills.        ..  It was the time of the year in which.  to a girl like Kitty, the contract between the sheltered life of the 0!d  Country and the homelessness of the  new would be most apparent, and as  ���������be dwelt upon this, looking hour aft r  hour into the gloom outside, the only  relief to her thoughts was the nece?-  iity for waiting upon the man who bad  become to her typical of England. To  her, in the midst of her reverie, came  phon. the Chinese cook.  "Missy Bolt here?"  "No; Isn't she with tbe Boss?"  "No can find her. Ole Mary come,  want some clothes. Heap cold,' and  the Chinaman gave a sympathetic  Shiver. "You go find Missy Rolt; me  plenty busy cook him grub.'  Kitty looked at Anstruther.; Apparently he was asleep, so humoring the  cook, she went down to the library,  where Rolt and his wife were sitting.  "Poor old soul; what a day for her  to come," was Mary Rolt's greeting of  the message.  "Just the sort of day to make one  want more clothes, dear. Have you  anything to give her?" asked Rolt.  "I can find something, I expect. I  am rather glad that she has come,  aren't you, Dick? It looks as If the  trouble with her people is blowing  over."  "Perhaps; but the fact that an Indian begs of you means nothing. You  know what cultus potlatch m ana."  "A free gift, that is a fool's bargain.  I know, but i tbink poor old Mary Is  grateful and really likes me."  Her husband smiled. He was not  quite certain which would be the  greater miracle, that anyone should  not like Mary Rolt, or that an Indian  should be grateful. He had known Indians for a lifetime.  After his wife had left the room on  her mission of charity,-taking Kitty  with her to "rummage" in the old  clothes box, the Boss eat for some  time, smoking and thinking, and his  thoughts were not cheerful ones.  A good many of his castles in the  air had fallen since Anstruther's arrival, and without Jim's help he did  not feel as sanguine of ultimate success on the Risky as he had done.  A sharp cry called him back frcm  the future to the present.  "What is it," he called, opening his  door.  "I dont know, dear, answered his  wife from the lumber room. "It must  have been Mr. Anstruther who called.  "Where is Kitty?"  "Here with me, looking out something for old Mary.  "She ought not to���������"  But at thi6 point be and his wife  reached the sick room together, wliere  Kitty was already bending over Anstruther.  "He has fainted again," she said,  chafing his hands helplessly, Trot even  as she spoke consciousness returned  to him.  "I beg your pardon," be murmured,  very faintly. "I give you all so much  trouble, but when I tried to call you,  -I got another nasty one, and went off,  I suppose, as usual. It seems to me I  can't do anything without fainting"  and he closed his eyes wearily, almost  as if he were going to illustrate his  1&b������ words y "*  "What did you want, old fellow?"  asked Rolt, kindly. "We won't leave  you again. It was very careless of us  to do so."  Anstruther lifted his band in deprecating fashion.  "Nonsense. I don't want so much  looking after, but when Kitty was  away I thought that I saw someone in  that little room."  "In my bath room?" ^  "Yes, Kitty sits there sometimes  when she wants me to stop talking and  sleep, and I thought that she had come  back."  "There is no one there now," said  Rolt, coming back from tbe room.  "Who did you think it was?"  s "I don't know. I saw someone peering round tbe door at me. I thought  that it was an Indian when 1 eat up  and called, you know what happened."  "Did you hear the man move?"  "No; I only saw the face, or thought  that 1 did. but perhaps it was only a  sick man's fancy."  "He is a fraud, Kitty," decided Rolt,  with a good-humored laugh," he want-  Kitty for the nonce had donned cap  ind apron, and Anstruther was not  the first to discover more charm and  coquetry in a maid's cap than in her  mistress's toilette.  "Does the family expect to be waited  on or does it stretch?"   she   asked,  saucily. ~ '������������������.���������.���������  "What do you mean, Katherine?  "Where I was last, the family had  to be waited on when it had a par.y,  but when it was by itself it stretched  like this," and reaching across the  table she possesed herself of a salt  cellar. ������������������,,'���������  "You went as a lady-help, 1 suppose," retorted Mrs. Rolt, severely,  "all lady and no help, like Miss Mo-  ran."  "What was her story?" asked Anstruther.  "Oh, she came out to help the poor  dear boys, her brothers. They could  not afford to hire any help, and just  nigged until she came. At the end of a  fortnight their sister had discovered  exactly ninety-nine different things,  each of which was, "the only thing  could do,"   and   actually,  she never  ���������     - -,        . 4.  , measlnK who It waa who cleaned tne  ed you back, and invented this bogie ���������" ���������    ������h       t ters out_lde her bed-  aa an excuse to bring you back. Better JJ^'^,. ������very night."  not'leave your post again," and so say .^Jj_a*������  ing he dismissed the subject, but | ..An^������ oh, and she married, ot  nevertheless be went Into the little course 'an<i her brothers do Just ai  bathroom and looked round it very ,n 2^ whilst she was with them,  carefully. On the table beneath bis '" * t thAt her husband cleans ber  looking-glass lay a handful of small exC���������Pl  silver, with his studs and .some old  gold seals in a china tray, and his  watch was hung on a nail in the window frame. These were the only small  moveables of any value In the room,1  and neither they nor anything else in  the room appeared to have been touched. As he went out of the room he  noticed a damp patch upon the polished wood of the stairs, which a vivid  imagination might have made into the  outline of a wet mocassin, but the Boss  disregarded it.  Five minutes later when he met his  except  boots now." ��������� ��������� .  But Anstruther was not listening to  Mrs. Rolfs libel on lady-helps; Instead, he was gating intently through  the uncurtained window at the foot of  hie bed, to which the others had their  backs turned. ��������� v.  "Who would be camping down the  valley to-night, Mrs. Rolt?" he asked.  "In the hay meadows?   No one.  "Is not that a fire? Surely, my eyes  are not playing me false again?"  The Bobs turned laslly in his chaw.  "Yes,   that  is a fire sure enough.  Anstruther, for God's sake, don't try  to move. You can't help how," was  Mrs. Rolt's only answer, and then she  ran through her husband's bath-room  and they heard her taking the stairs  in headlong flight. .  ���������tPhon, oh, Phon," they heard her  call, "bar the kitchen window, qu.ck!  Indians come cut your throat," and  whilst she spoke they heard her turning the keys In the main doors and  putting up the great bars.  "Run to her, Kitty, and help her.  I shall be all right."  "Will you swear to keep sun,  Frank?"  "I swear.   Run, dear-  The girl obeyed him, and a few  moments later Mrs. Rolt, Kitty, and  the -frightened Chinese cook reentered the room.  "They can't get ln now unless they  burst the doors," sobbed Mrs. Rolt,  breathless with her exertions.  "Watch that back door, Kitty, whilst  I call the men," and she ran to her  husband's room again for the revolver which hung there.  Tearing away the curtains, and  throwing tbe little window open, she  peered out, but the light inalde waa  too bright.   She could aee nothing.  "Put the lamp out, Kitty," ehe called, and aa the light went out in obedience to her order, ehe taw dimly  something moving in the shadow of a  house where the stores were. kept.  At once her revolver rang out, shot  after shot, until every chamber waa  empty. It mattered little whether she  hit or missed The main thing was to  recall the men, and.almoet before she  had ceased tiring a horse's hoofs  thundered through the corrals, and a  voice hailed her. ������ .. _  "That you shooting, Polly? Take  care. Don't shoot any more," and  then for a moment there was bedlam  In the darkness outside, horses galloping amongst the buildings, and  men running, and twice the sharp metallic ring of a rifle.  After that the main body of galloping hoofs seemed to recede towards           ... There are two of them.   Do you see  wife downstairs, he asked whether sh* tnat little one just beyond the "*]  had found anything for the old woman.     Suddenly Rolt's face changed.   He  .������������������ _ ���������__, -  "Yes. I made up quite a bundle for gpraag    to    the    window, took one ! the hills, but the Boss and old Al race  her; a warm petticcat and all sorts of searching glance down the valley, snd  up to the house  thick things, Kitty'B and  mine;  but then turned sharply to his wife, h.s  the silly old thing has gone w.thout faCe working with some feeling which  them." be strove to control.  Rolt looked grave. |    "Mary, dear, 1 want to speak to you  "Oh, you need not frown, Dick. We for a moment.    Will you excuse us,  were rather long, I know, but it is si Frank?" and laying his hand on Kit-  hard to decide what one really has ty's shoulder as he passed, he whispered, "Keep bim quiet whatever happens.   I rely-on you," and then he followed his wife from the room.  Once outside the door, his manner  changed. "It's our stacks, little woman.  Those devils are firing our win-  done with, and if the old woman didn't  get her. clothes to-day, she will get  them next week when she -comes to  give the house Its monthly scrubbing."  Rolt looked out over the darkening  landscape. The November day was  drawing rapidly to a close, and he  knew that old Mary had seven miles  to trudge back to ber ranche rle, but it  was curious tbat she had not waited.  He could see the trail which led to  the gulch through which ran Mary's  road home, but there was no sign ot  Mary. Old as she was she must ha e  moved quickly to have gained the  shelter of the gulch already, or she  could not have waited long for those  clothes.  A question which Rolt wanted to  ask was suppressed before It left his  ter teed.   Keep cool and run now and  tell the men in the dining-room.   I'm  ed to where something lay In the shadow ol the stables.  "It was a pity aa it was Kineeshaw."  be added. "There'll be no let up now  until they wipe us out or'some cne  lets daylight into old Khelowna. He  thought a heap of KlneeBhaw."  CHAPTER XVIII.  That night the watcbera watched in  vain. The three and twenty stacks  of good hay which should have been  turned Into beef at thirty or forty dollars a head, flared up and then die*  down into clear red hearts ot fire, and  In the white day light were nothing  but grey spots on tbe home meadow.  They had been licked up aa clean as  the mist waa by the sun. and left little  more trace than the Indiana who bad  lighted them.  These had vanished utterly.  Two spots of fresh turned earth,  outside the corrals, might suggest tbe  recent presence of the Chilcotens to  those who knew what lay below, bet  these and the charred railings where  the stacks had stood were all tbe  traces they had lef+    PUTTING UP STOVES.  "Open the door and give me a lantern, my girl. They have all goner]  think, except two, and they won't do  any more harm." /  There was a hardness in the Boss s  voice, which Mary Rolt had never  heard before in all the years she had  known him, but then sbe had never  seen him before ln the light of his  blazing stacks.  "Did. you see anyone when you  fired," he asked, as soon aa she had  let him in. _, .  "I think so. but I am not certain.  Oh, Dick, I have not killed anyone,  o������to*thrmess house to get the halt* ihaye H" she cried breaking down  breeds. Keep your heart up; we'll i suddenly, and clinging to blm.  atop tbem before they can do much { "steady, there; steady, little wc-  damage." ���������'    . _���������   man.   Keep your nerve a bit longer.  He was running downstairs as he  You are doing splendidly.   No, you  ���������poke,  and   snatched  a  Win=hester have w% hit any one, more'e the pity,  from its rack as he passed out ot the Where did you think you saw them?  hall. ���������      "i    "Over there by the store-house."  Mary Rolt's heart sank as she saw,    -Ah!   But tbey could not get In in  him snatch the rifle, but she did Ms (the time,   tucky we tumbled to their  bidding as he would have had her do game.   Just go and look at the house,  bbk was Bunnreisseu ii������������������ n ���������������������������������. ������.������ ������t, with the utmost coolness, and when AI,' touching his arm and whispering,  np..ws.sr������kerhis l^^\^^^j^^Tt^L Kiaajsi**-"������ *������ *"'��������������� *- *������  long It was since old Mary had given | master, "he went haca to the sic*  the house one ot her "thorough scrub- room. There was no need tor any  hina-B ������������������ ��������� ��������� i explanation there.  "More than a month. I'm afraid, but j ^^^^hf^!^A'^^ii  you know they, have all been away j ?J*re^ redligh^ proclaimed tne wort  from the rancberie.   Why?  of the rooms  want scrubbing   very  badly, old man?"  "Oh, no, not a bit. I make a good  deal ot mess with my boots ln the  bath room, but you and Kitty look  after the top floor, don't you, little  woman. It is always as clean as a  new pin in spite of my efforts to the  contrary."  "What a delightful old humbug you  are. Dick, where t am concerned," ebe  said fondly. "I did not know that you  would miss old Mary's ministrations.  She cleans the whole house once a  month, upstairs and down, but we  ought to bave kept up appearances at  any rate in ber absence. I will go and  see to it at once." ���������  This was more than Rolt had bargained for. He had obtained tbe information he wanted without alarming her, but by suggesting a fault  where he knew none existed.  However, he  followed his  wife to  the room, and  was   relieved   to  be  shown all sorts of dirt and disorder,  which he himself would never hsve  noticed, but no trace could he find of  tbat for which he was looking.  1    Notuiug bad been touched; nothing  j that he could think of was missing.  i Even that damp outline on the boards  had dried off now.   He wished that ha  had examined It more carefully, but,  after all, it could not have be;n old  Mary in his room, though she apparently did know the way to it.  He paused for a long minute, and  went over everything carefully with  his eye. By George! his Winchester  bad gone. No. it hadn't. There it  was behind his oilskin, and there was  absolutely nothing else which she  could bave wanted.  That face peering around the doorway must have been a sick man's  fancy.  JDo*Inv I that was on hand, even if the noise  of saddling up and the burry of hoofs  beneath the window and the short  ���������harp sentences of the mounting men  had not told tbe tale.  "is It shoot, Al?" they heard someone ask.  "Shoot? Aye, shoot to kill, curse  them. Git, you devil," and a clatter of  hoofs told that the horse had "got."  "Never mind the near stacks, boys;  you can't save tbem.  Ride tor all you  are worth to the first that Is not lighted, snd���������" the Boss's voice died out  as he galloped away wltb his men.  I    At tbe back of the ranch and on  I both sides of it lay a great enclosed  meadow of about a thousand acres In  | a long parallelogram, and down the  ! middle of It ran a chain of bay stacks,  each fenced in, tbe teed upon which  | depended the safety of Rolt's stock If  , a bard winter should come.  I    There   are   years, many of them,  I luckily, in which these stacks need not  !be touched.    In an open winter the  I cattle are carried without having re-  1 sort to the store laid up for a hard  ���������pell, and in consequence some men  trust to luck and keep little or no  i reserve of hay.  j    These are the men who fail In the  ' cattle   business.    Sooner or later  a  deep snow- comes;  so deep that the  ! cattle cannot paw it away to get at  the grass beneath, and then the men  who have not  provided against such  times lose every head of Etock.  !    It means ruin to the improvident.  but Dick Rolt waB not such a fool as  to take any chances where the sat ty  of his cattle   was concerned.    Three  years' hay was stacked in the thousand acres, and if none of it should be ! toria."  straight.  The old man nodded and went out.  In a couple ot minutes he was back  again tor tbe lantern. When be returned again be handed the Boss a  key*  "I thought as you alius kept that  yourself, Boss."  "Where did you find It?"  "In the Coor of the store-house."  Rolt looked down at it for a moment.   "The old devil," be muttered.  "Jest so. But how did he come to .  get It?"  One who has bad considerable experience ln the evork of putlng np  stoves, says the first step to be taken  to put on a very old and ragged coat,  under the impression tbat when be ,  gets his mouth full of plaster It wfll  keep his shirt bosom clean. Next he  gets his hands inside the place where  the pipe ought to go, and blacks his  lingers, and then he carefully makes  a black mark down one aide of his  nose. It la impossible o make any  headway, in doing this work, until this  mark is made down the aide of tbe  nose. Having got his face properly  marked, the victim is ready to begin  the ceremony.  The head of the family���������who is the  big goose of the sacrifice���������grasps one  side of the bottom of the stove, and  his wife and the hired girl take hold  ot the other side. In this way the toad  ia started from the woodshed toward  the parlor. Going through the door  the head of "the family will carefully  swing his side ot the stove around, and  Jam his thumb nail agalnst-the door  post. This part of tbe oeremon*r I*  never omitted.  Having got tbe stove.comfortably ta  place, the next thing Is to find tbe legs.  Two ot these are left inside tbe stove  since the spring before. Tbe other  two muBt be hunted after for wenty-  five minutes. They are usually found  under the coal.  Then the head of the family holds  up one side of tbe stove while his wife  puts two of the legs in place, and next  be holds up tbe other side while the  other two are fixed;, and one of tbe first  two falls out.  By the time the stove is on its legs  he gets reckless, and takes off his old  coat regardless of bis linen. Then he  goes off for the pipe, and gets a cinder  in his eye. It makes no difference bow  well tbe pipe was up last year, It will  be found a little too short or a little  too long.  The bead of the family Jams  "Old Mary must have stolen it from-. hto bat over bis eyes, and takes a pipe  my room when she came bagging thl������ r *^  afternoon."  "Guess so. Women bad ought to do  their own chores. I ain't got no u.e  for Injlns round a ranch. Theyve  got all the rifles."  "Wbat?"  "All them spare rifles and three or  four dozen boxes of cartrtdg s. 1  should say. though some of them  won't help em much. The rifles are  forty-fives, and half the cartridges  were for your fifty hundred and ten.  Guess we bustled em a bit or they  wouldn't have made such a fool break  as tbat."  Whilst they were speaking Mary  Rolt bad remained unnoticed with  them. Now her husband saw her and  bade ber run up stairB and tell the  other two that It was all over and no  barm done.  When she had gone master and  man faced each other for some minutes in silence.  "Can't save tho stacks. Al?"  "That don't make no oddB. We've  plenty left."  "I suppose so, if we are lucky  | enough to live to want it."  Oh,   we shall.    We'll  pull  through  all right, but I  wish the women folk  ! were out of this, at Sody Creek or Vic-  :~:i-  | CHAPTER XVII.  ; In order to keep Anstruther amused  land quiet, Mary Rolt had dir.n;r  served that night for the four of them  in the bedroom, busying herself in  making the pretty place as vivid a  contrast as possible to the grim world  outside.  ; A wood fire glowed merrily on the  I wide hearth, and the light of it was  reflected by the silver and glass that  i nestled cosily in the folds of the roie-  ! colored cretonne hangings.  "Do you want all the blinds drawn,  : Frank?" she asked with her hand on  : the last of them.  \    "Not unless you wish it."  "Well, then. I'll leave this one nn-  1 drawn. I always snuggle into bed  ! more cosily when I can peep out into  i a bitter night like that. Can you see  | down tbe valley from where you lie  | without moving? A peep at it will  i make tbe fire feel warmer and the  ��������� room more homelike."  I "It alwayB feelB homelike where you  'are, Mrs. Rolt."  i She curtseyed to him with a laugb*  j and then, turning to Kitty, who had  i just entered the room, bade her be  ! quick with the dinner. ^  I "And see, my girl," she added,  I "that Is not the way to lay a table,"  and then with a few deft touches rearranged some of the silver.  used the next year's crop would be cut  and stacked just the same.  The sight which met the eyes of  those who watched at the window-  would have been weirdly beautiful if  tbe meaning of it had not been ao  "You think It ia war, then?"  "You bet it's war.    What did they  want   them   rifles   for.     They   oniy  burned the stacks to get a show at the  store."  There was no answer to this,   but  under each arm, goes to the tin shop  to have it fixed.  When he gets back he steps upon  one ot tbe best parlor chairs to see if  the pipe fits, and bis wife makes bim  get down tor tear he will scratch the  varnish off from tbe chair with the  nails in his boot heel. In getting down  be will surely step on the cat, and  may thank his stars if It Is not the  baby. Then he gets an old chair, and  climbs up to the chimney again, to find  that in cutting the pipe off, the end  has been left too big for the bole ln  the chimney. So he goes to the woodshed and splits one side of the end of  the pipe with an old axe, and squeetes  it iu his hands to make it smaller. Finally, he gets the pipe in shape, and  finds that the stove does not stand  true.  Then himself and wife and tbe hired  girl move the stove to the left, and the  legs fall out again. Next is to move  to the right. More difficulty with the  legs. Moved to the front a little. Elbow not even with the hole in the  chimney, and he goes to the woodshed  after some little blocks.  While putting the blocks under the  legs the pipe comes out of the chimney.   That remedied, the elbow keeps  hideous.    The night -as one which jthe two Jistenlng^ heard the>   beat  of; ^^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^  not only precluded any possibility ot  accidental ignition, but made it difficult to understand the rapidity with  which stack after stack burst into  flames.  The heavy Scotch mist with which  ; the valley was filled���������a freezing mist.  ! which was almost rain���������was crimson  j now. -  I Over twenty stacks, beginning with  the one nearest to the ranch house,  j were in flames, one here   and  there  ! which had failed to ignite standing  out black and exaggerated in size, in  j the fierce light made by its fellows,  j whilst tbe roar of the burning could  ! be heard where the watchers stood.  j Down in the middle of the valley  ran a chain of red fire, whilst the  walls of it were still darkness made  darker by contrast, and in this, imagination could paint the twelve or  fourteen men who rode with their  weapons in their hands and murder in  their hearts.  Once or twice a figure was seen  near the farthest of the stacks, thrown  out ln bold relief for a moment as the  devil's work succeeded and the flames  took hold, but though Mary Rolt held  her breath to listen, there came no  rattle of fire arms.  "Twenty-three, Mary, but It is ten  minutes since the last blazed up."  "Stop   where you are, Kitty.   Mr.  the returning hoofs, and before long  about half of the men of tbe ranch j  reined up their lathering   horses   in j  front of the mes3 house.  "Did you get any of 'em?" asked Al. ;  "Devil a hoof." j  "You got sick of the hunt mighty j  quick." j  "Yes," drawled one of the boys.   "I :  ain't almighty stuck on night huntin'. i  Once you're over the hog's back it's j  darker nor the ways of a provincial i  politician.    It's so blanked    dark   it ;  fairly  drowns you after  that glare,"  and he  looked  towards   the   blazing  Btacks.    "The Injins kinder sunk out  of sight in it."  "We shall have to send some one to  warn the Faircloughs."  "That's done, Boss. I sent Dan.  He's up half way to Grouse Creek by  now if the Injins haven't got him."  "Thank you, Al. I think two of you  had better come in and sleep In the  bouse to-night, just to reassure the  ladies. The rest of you had better  sleep with your horses, and there wl 1  bave to be a couple on tbe look out  all night.   They might try to rush ub."  "Not whilst them illuminations is  turned on," said Al. I guess you can  sleep solid to-night When it's dark  it will be different But I'll see to  the look-outs. Boss, when we've put  them two out of sight," and he point-  wife.  Head of the family gets the dinner  table out, puts the old chair on it, gets  his wife to hold -the chair, and balances himself on it to drive some nails  into the ceiling. Drops the hammer  on to wife's head. At last gets the  nails driven, makes a wire swing to  hold the pipe, hammers a little here,  pulls a little there, takes a long breath,  aud announces the ceremony completed.  Job never put up any stoves. It  would have ruined his reputation if  he had.  "They say his wife makes $5,000 a  year with her pen."    ?  "I didn't know she waa a writer."  "She isn't.    She has a pig farm in  Iowa."���������Chicago Record-Herald.  f Jer CCr*F?DENTf>l.   INVE5  h TICATlCNS yco w������i>t ��������� man erf  inUtrity. espericrc-e and abflitjr.  Tliat rran ia Jchrs-t< n:    f������e-������e-  scam>t������cd.     VVeprtu    The  Secret Sex-rice Emraa.  \9IO FcrMem  '   s-'^Vs''  "   *.-\-~ 'rHE WESTERN CALL.  \  i  HONIQ'S  WHOLESALE  PRICES  SHOP  EARLY  ^  Saymour  3979.3973  Phono your  Ondoi*  Onr first Annual Clearance Sale is a hummer. Our large stock of Stationery,  Office Supplies, Hardware, Cutlery, Groceries, Provisions, etc., at actual Wholesale  prices should prove interesting to the economically inclined. Below we give a few  " Hot Ones " pickes at random from the numerous offerings in all departments.  STATIONERY  Vancouver View Folders, contain -  iUf*32 colored views of thy city,  ready fur mailing; reg. 25c: special to clear 10c  flemo Books, plniu or Cash Column  reg. 5c:   sale price 0 for at  Books, aoo Titles ��������� Cloth bound,  including such well known authors  as Locis Tracy, Fred. M. White,  Max Pern burton, Max Adeler,  Boothby, Guy Thorne, etc,;  also  Btctic   wnrks    of    Wordsworth,  oore, Tennyson and others. Regularly sold at $1.00, sale price   25c  Eighteen-Pound  Sack of Sugar  for (1.15  Californla,s Sweetest and flost  Luscious Oranges will be a  tempting offer during the balance  of this week  Medium size, good ones, 25 for 25c  Larger sizes, daud.es       20 for 25c  We are swamped with a carload of  ripe, perfectly sound and yellow  Bananas. They will keep well  for Sunday. Medium sizes 20c  Larger sizes 25c  Finest Quality . French Walnuts  and Filberts���������Reg. 25c lb.; special  to clear, 3 lbs. for 25c  Guaranteed Fresh.  White Burbank Potatoes ��������� Better  than Asbcrof ts; worth |2.50; while  they last $2.25  HARDWARE  Lawn Mowers ��������� A large shipment  just received, and not too soon for  your luwu. The grass at this time  of the year grows quite rapidly  and to keep the lawn in shape for  the summer it should have a shrve  now and then.  A good 14iu. machine 3blades$3.85  A high wheel 16 in. roller bearing  machine, with 4 blades, easy  runner $7 75  A ball-bearing machine, with 10!2  in. drive wheel and 4 blades, 16 in  cut, easy running $9 25  V  56-58-60 HASTINGS STREET, EAST  Inquire about The Call's Mew Advertising Proposition, (jet Our Rates.  POOR OLD MOTHER.  In the correspoi dence column of a  contemporary there recently appeared  a question by a son-in-law with whom  his wife's mother had1 been living as  to whether other members of the family (three sons), who were said to be  able, though unwilling, could be compelled to bear a portion of the expense of the mother's maintenance.  She had been ..ving with one of the  sons, and the brother-in-law had been  asked if she could be boarded in his  house, so that the daughter might look  after her. This was agreed to, but the  board money was not paid, and after  eighteen months of squabbling the  question was asked. The answer was  diplomatic, namely, that the matter  was one which required most judicious handling, and that a solicitor  should be consulted. Had the person  in charge of the question column  known of the Canadian overnment Annuities System, the wisest thing he  could have done would have been to  recommend the purchase of a Government Annuity. At her age (75) an  annuity of 1300 ($75 every three  months), payable as long as she Uvea,  could have been purchased for $1922.  j The mother could then have lived happily with her daughter for the remainder of her dayB, the son-in-law would  have regarded the family ties would  have remained unbroken. But best of  all, the comfort and happiness of the  dear old mother, who had nursed them  in their infancy, had, perhaps, spent  many a sleepless night in anxious attendance upon them when the "Dread  Messenger" was hovering near, ready  to snatch them away from her, and  who had guided their young footsteps  in the straight and narrow path ���������  prlcelesB services ��������� would then have  been assured for all time. Happily in  Canada cases of this kind are few, and  they will be still fewer in tbe years to  come if the boys and girls of today  can only be induced to pay into the  Annuities System a few cents each  week. For example, a young man of  20, by paying in 50 cents a week until  he is 60 may purchase an annuity of  $352.76; and a young woman starting  at same age, and paying a like sum  for the same period, could secure an  annuity of $311.72, which, owing to  her longlvity being superior, is somewhat leBs than he would receive. The  age of -50 to a young man or woman  of 20 may seem a long way off, but it  may interest them to know that, according to mortality experience, of  10,000 of either sex starting at 20 considerably more than 50 per cent, will  be still living even at 65. There is  more than an even chance that you  will be one of the 5,000.  Information as to the cost of an annuity at any age may be secured on  application to the postmaster, or to  the Superintendent of Annuities, Ottawa, to whom your letter may be sent  without postage.  & CO.  2343 Main St.  Phone: Fairmont 497  Grandview and  **t IIIII M It I' 111 Mill I IU  All church notices, noticeB of  births, deaths, marriages and  items ot general interest inserted free. Readers are invited to  contribute to this page.  To Insure insertion, all copy  should be sent to the "Western  Call," 2408 Westminster Road,  corner Eighth, not later than  Tuesday of each week.  jwt.������4.l|..tM������.i..H"l'l"I"l"I'I"I'-l"l"l"������*'I-4������l  To Let  ELEGANT FURNISHED FRONT  Room; telephone, bath, etc. Very-  suitable for student on string or reed  instruments. Reasonable rental!.  Cowan's Academy of Music, 2348  Westminster Road. Telephone Fairmont 1567.  At Park Drive, two two, thirty-nine,  There is a tvrocery Store,  Where you can get your wants supplied;  In fact, a great deal more;  You'll find their priceB cheaper far  Than any in that line.  So now be wise, and buy your goods  At two two thirty-nine.  Red Cross Grocery, 2239 Commercial Drive.  be able to sell at cut prices, so those  who use ink should visit the Grand'  view Stationery.  Mr. J. W. Edmonds, of the Grand-  view Stationery, reports that during  last month business was most decided*  ly good. So much so that last week,  he claims, he had not sufficient time  to write out the copy for his advertisement. This week he has received a  large consignment of inks from one of  the well-known factories.  This he will  When Mr. W. Howe, Janitor of the  Nelson schools, Grandview, entered  the premises last Sunday evening at  about 5 o'clock, he found that a pane  of glass and several straps on one of  the windows had been broken and' the  school entered. Several articles were  disarranged, but, so far as is known,  nothing is missing.  INCANDESCENT HATS.  f*************************  *4***************4'********9  MR  Your Attention for a Moment I  We carry the largest stock of  FAINTS, QII&, VARNISHES, PAFER HANGERS' f  TOOLS AND BRUSHES  Jn Grandview.  Just Ring Seymour 8691  Ancl.we will do the rest. You will find our price right. J  Garden Tools  Qur Spring Stock of  | HOES, RAKES, FORKS, MOWERS and SHEARS  Js now in, so that we are now in a position  to fill your requirements.  i  ��������� ; 1714-1716 M Drive      Phooe: Seymour;8691; [  ! \ Branch: JOYCE RD.* Collingwood E.      PDooe 19 ::  l ***4* ****************** I*  ************l*l*t*******  Among the recently Issued building  perflts is one to Messrs. Granville  Bros., for the erection ot a building at  1836-38 Grant street. When completed  this building, which will cost $10,000,  will be used as a dye works.  The opening of the Cedar Cottage  Cricket Club season, which was  scheduled to take place at Hastings  Park creases last Saturday, had to be  postponed for one week oh account of  rain.  .Captain and Mrs. Smith, of South  Vancouver Fire Hall No. 2, at Cedar  Cottage, are receiving the congratulations ot their friends on the safe arrival of a baby daughter. It is reported that little Miss Smith has the  distinction of being the first child born  in a fire hall in Canada.  A tug-of-war team has' been organized at the Cedar Cottage Fire Hall,  and Captain Smith promises to give  some of the regular teams a hard  tussle, as he coached several teams  while in the Royal Navy. Mr. Tom  Ramsay, late of H. M. S. "Dominion,"  who has recently become connected  with this fire hall, is considered to be  one of the best climbers in the brigade. This will add considerably to  the efficiency of this division.  Following the convention of dressmakers and milliners held in Chicago  recently, an active demand has sprung  up for "incandescent hats," and a  query has been received by the Montreal Light, Heat ft Power Company  here, as to whether they would be  willing to enter the field other than  in their present capacity as a prosperous and well-managed public utility  by getting out designs by which lighted flowers could be operated from  small dry batteries in the crown of  the bat. Power officials say tbey are  perfectly willing to attempt anything  which will tend to continue the present amicable and friendly relations  which tbe company and'public feel towards one another, but tbat experimenting with incandescent hatB might  be dangerous. Electricians, for one  thing, might make the power so  strong tbat it would shock the brains  of the wearers, and the expense might  be so great that it would severely  shock the pocket books of the male  members of tbe up-to-fate families  who would insist on purchasing tbem.  Shock them If brain exists In heads  so ornamented���������The Western Call.  "There is no coming to the fair  haven of glory, without sailing through  the narrow straits of repentance."  "O, to be in England now that April's  there,' may be rather a trite saying,  but will never quite lose its sweetness  so long as time is.  District Fire Alarms  Ml���������Heap's Mill. Powell Street  184���������Burns' Abattoir.  Its���������Powell and Woodland.  107���������Pender and Salsbury.  MB���������Oxford and Templetoa.  188���������Vernon and Powell.  187���������Salisbury and Powell.  138���������Hastings and Victoria Drive.  141���������Powell  and   Baymur,  Sugar  Refinery.  14s���������Hastings and Vernon.  148���������Hastings and I-akewood-  J SI���������Powell and Eaton  18���������Graveley and Park.  814���������Fourth and Park.  815���������Gravelev and Woodland;  818���������Charles and Clark.  817���������Williams and Woodland.  818���������Parker and Park.  SIS���������venables and Cotton.  Ml���������Venables and Clark.  188   Campbell and Harris.  888���������Harris and Woodland.  888���������Secbnd and Park prlve.  881���������William and Park Drive.  838���������Blsmark and Park Prtve.  88s���������Third adn McLean.  818���������Keefer and Victoria.  818���������Parker and Victoria.  814���������Williams and Victoria.  818���������Bismarck and Lakewood.  818���������Second and Victoria.  817���������Sixth and Victoria.  818���������Lakewood and Barnard.  91*9���������Kamloops and Hastings.  2119���������Powell and Clinton.  8188���������Eaton and Clinton.  8138���������Slocan and pandora.  8148���������Pundas and Renfrew.  8868���������Windemere and Pender.  f*************************0*************************f  **��������������������������������������������� iiiiiiniiiiii ������.������������������<-���������������������-������ <���������-  The Buffalo Grocery  The House of Improvement  Groceries  Fresh, Best in Quality, Abundant in Quantity  The Kind that Please.  Vegetables,   Provisions,   Eggs  Butter, etc*, at Loivest Prices.  Cor. Commercial Drive & 14th Ave.  J. P. SINCLAIR, Prop.    PHONE: Fairmont 10331  The Installation Service of the Officers and Teachers of the Grandview  Methodist Church will be held next  Sunday morning at 11 a.m. The Rev.  J. R. Westman will conduct the service, and all are invited to attend.  MOVED! MOVED! MOVED!  The Pull Gospel Mission to 68 Hasting street, west, where the good work  of Salvation will go on ln Jesu's name.  Many have been blessed at this Mission, and you are invited to attend  Evangelistic services every night at 8  p.m. Bring your friends. B. S. Moore,  Evangelist.  BORDER TAILOR  BEST OLD COUNTRY  BLUE SERGE "TRAFALGAR"  Just Arrived.  Suits made to measure $22.00  CEDAR COTTAGE  Right where the car stops.  Alex  Crawford  LADIES TAILOR  1015 COMMERCIAL DRIVE  Imported  Suitings  in Blue, Grey and Brown  lined with Skinner's Guaranteed Satin;  at $40 per suit.  <-*-������---  When you want real nice  CAKE  Something you will enjoy, call at  DAVIDSON'S BAKERY  1126 Commercial   Drive  We Can Please You  Wedding,   Birthday  and Party  Cakes made to Order.  Scotch Scones      Shortbread  Where It Pay* to Pe.1  Honett Prices for Honest   i  (food*    ���������  i't*  "W"**  INKS  White?  Red White? Blue  Do you use Inks ?     Then come and see our prices.  U30 PARK DRIVE  +************************4Q*************************1  o  <���������  o  <>  o  ���������������  Mrs. Wisdom���������" Hello, Mr. Beresford. I want to congratulate you  on the very successful sale you held last Tuesday. The announcement was  in The Western Call so of course we all saw it, and went to the sale."  Mr. Beresford��������� " Thank you, Mrs. Wisdom. I find it pays to advertise in The Western Call. There will be another sale next Tuesday at  my place, even better than the last one."  Phone Your Order.       We Will Deliver.  J.W. BERESFORD  1725 PARK DRIVE  PHONE: Seymour 8785  Stop Paying Rent  Others Are, Why notYou?  No.l  Rent Stopper No. 1���������5-  rooin bungalow on 30th Avenue, onlv three short blocks  to Fraser Avenue car; furnace; set tubs; fire-place;  panelled Avails; beamed ceilings; bath and toilet separate. Only $3800, $400 cash,  balance as rent over several  years.  No. 2  Rent Stopper No. 2���������5-  room house on 26th Avenue,  near Nanaimo; has all modern conveniences, on a full  33-foot lot, facing city, and  has splendid view; one block  to lif teen-minute car service.  Only $3000, $300 cash, balance $30 per month, including interest.  No. 3  Bent Stopper No. 3���������6-  room house with full basement and every modern convenience; half block to cars;  on good lot. Only $3800,  $500 cash, and $40 per month  including interest.  Four-room bungalow on  25th Avenue; fireplace, furnace, beamed ceiling in living  room; every modern convenience. Only $2700, $300  cash, balance monthly.  Six - room house, near  Earles Road; f urnace; modern; on fine lot, cleared and  fenced and in lawn. Price  $2800, $500 cash, balance $35  per month.  Mount Pleasant Bargain���������  Six-room house in excellent  location, splendid view; two  blocks from Main Street;  garden in fruit. Exceptional  value at $4500, $700 cash,  balance as rent.   See this!  Why pay rent when you  can secure a 4-room cottage  on good view lot, close to  Main and Fraser? Chicken  house. Price only $2500,  $200 cash, balance $20 per  month.  & CO.  2343 Main Street  Phone;   Fairmont   497

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