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 Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COEDMBI4.  FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 1915. 5 Cents Fer Copy.  Our I^w Wonderland^f A ^olo^sar Entreprise  I Bily Sunday Kicked Bitterly and Ably Defended ingPhiladelphia-^More Men ox Sunday's Type Needed  (United States At Water's Edgt* Beiause of Internal Complications  THE NEW P. G. E. RIGHT-OF-WAY  [THE WEEK'S WAR NEWS  The outstanding feature of this week's war  . news is that all the forts at the entrance to  tlie Dardanelles have been reduced and that op-  i( orations aro continuing. This, taken in conneo-  , tion with tlie despatch that a large Russian  . force j������ b������ing gathered at Odessa, indicates thd  I intention of tho Allies to push for the capture  I of Constantinople and the Bospliorua as soon aa  I. tho remaining forts on tho Dardanelles, the Rel-  i lospont and the Sea of Marmora have been dealt  } With.  The capture of Constantinople should grently  [strengthen the Allies, adding to their naval for-  Lees the large Russian fleet fthnt in now eooped  flip in the Black Sea. but especially liberating  1 a groat fleet of, steamers with many million  f bushels of wheat.  It will also give access to the Danube, hearten  rRoumania. bring Bulgaria under control should  J she not voluntarily fall into line, and permit of  I river operations on southern boundary of Aiw-  I too-Hungary that should greatly aid in shorten-  |Mng the war-  _������������������_������������������_  The "groat German victory" in eastern l^nia-  Isia.is considerably qualified hy-laterMlews, and  whatever may he the truth about von Hindenburg surprising th. Russian forces there, it still  remains true that the' Grand Duke Nicholas maintains his main position in Poland, Galieia and the  .Carpathians with undiminished vigor and that  the Germans in Bast Prussia were severely punished, whilst the Austrian advance into Bukovina is developing into one of grave danger to  their whole force.  K The advance ot the Russians across the  [Carpathians into Hungary has now become a  I flanking movement of extreme peril to the Au������-  \ triana.    ,  (Continued on page eight)  i**************************** *+���������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*'���������������������  OUR NEW WONDERLAND  Within Easy 100 Miles of Vancouver Whore There is Sunshine 300 Days in Year  Most Beautiful Mountain and Water Soenery on Earth���������Fertile Valleys  Fringed With Mountains Highly Mineralised Whore Millions  Oan Find H appy Homes  Tho hearts and minds of oar legislators were sot on fire by thoir trip to  Lillooet last week-end. And no wonder. If the McBride-Bowser Government  had done nothing else than open up the country that lies between Squamish  and Lillooet this will be a lasting credit to them as long as time endures.  Tho daily papers have given tlie details of the trip, the magnificence of the  scenery and tho weather, the enthusiastic reception at Lillooet, and the glowing  speech of our Atty.-Gonoral.  We desire to emphasize the material benefits that should accrue to onr  province���������the stimulus it should give to our activities in B, 0.  Hrst of all, what Vancouver and our coast population most needs is supplied hy the P. G. 13. E. R. Our holidays are nearly all spent on the const  > waters.' Our summer camps are pitched on sea level, and we need a change of  altitude. This tho new railroad will supply under the most charming circumstances, and we look for summer camps on Anderson, and especially ou Seatnn  lakes that will attract their thousands. There are few parts of British Columbia where there are lakes that do not also abound in mosquitoes and other, even  worse fly pests, but here is one part of our country where such arc absolutely  unknown.  Then, again, whilst the greater part_ of th<i country opened up is entirely  useless for ordinary farming���������the amazing richness of the soil where such is  found makes it the home of intensive farming, aud granted such a population as  the Belgians or the Swiss, tlie line would quickly become a hive of industry.  Timber mining, sheep and cattle raising���������horses. As Mr. Bowser says, "producing fruit which for color and flavor could not he excelled anywhere. Not  only apples are successfully grown, but peaches, grapes, walnuts and tobacco."  (Continued  on  page  five)  U. S. AT WATER'S EDGE  The United States is "nearing the water's  edge'"  All the power and influence of Wilson and  Bryan have been exerted during the last two  weeks to keep the country from drifting towards  war.  It is, perhaps, fortunata that Uncle Sum is  so thoroughly unprepared for war, otherwise  we could hardly imagine her taking so coolly the  repeated slaps in the face, administered hy Germany.  Indeed, it looks as if Germany was wilfully  seeking to provoke the U. 8. Why* We repudiate tho idea of Germany thus seeking to save  her .face when she sues for peace. Germany is  not trying to save her faue, P^rsiany does not  intend to sue tor peaee yet a while.  Germany is seeking to compter the world,  and it may be that friction with Ihe i\ S. is  quite withir the tines of hev well thought out  plan lor the Harrying out of whioh the most  thorough and sustained preparation has been  made during many years past.  In this connection we record an incident that  has been brought to our knowledge:  Two years ago one of our promiuent citizens left for London^ On the way over he met  n German who was in the diplomatic service of  his country in the Orient. This German confided to onr friend that, he had become convinced  that Germany had definitely decided to make  war on ltvit'iiu, and that she was secretly preparing for same in the most unfair manner.  That he was convinced Germany was wrong and  would ultimately lose, and that he bad made up  his mind to beeome a naturalised Briton; that  he had pmuaded his father and his brother to  do the siu- \\nl was 'en on his way to London  XrtfTHiafl  t*u page four) THE WESTERN  CALL  Friay, February ,26, 1915.  1  1^    '  THE VALUE OF  WOOD WASTE  Experiments as to Its Use in the  Production of Ethyl Alcohol  The value of most of the wood  waste produced to-day is limited  to its fuel value for the production of power at^the mill. In  _ some cases, methods of closer utilization have been worked out,  but compared with the total  amount of wood waste produced,  the amount of material so utilized  is almost negligible. Furthermore,  most of. the large lumber mills  produce waste greatly in excess  of the amount necessary for power production and the waste burners are still in use, involving not  only a loss of large amounts of  wood, but also a definite, fixed  charge to get rid of it. It has  been possible in the past to utilize only a small percentage of  this material, but the problem  is being attacked from a number  of different angles and there is  reason to believe that, within a  short time, a much larger percentage of such material can be  utilized at a profit. Laboratory  experiments are being conducted  by the United States Forest Products Laboratory looking toward  the commercial production of  ethyl aleohol from the distillation of sawdust, shavings, edgings, etc.  A study of the motor fuel problem will show that the production of mineral fuels, such as  nasoline, motor spirit, etc., is  not keeping pace with automobile  production. Alcohol appears to  be the only solution of the problem, for, if it can be produced  from good waste at a reasonable  figure, a tremendous supply of  raw material is available from a  liatural, growing raw material  which is not a foodstuff-  If the experiments now under  way should demonstrate that the  processes found practicable on a  laboratory basis can be made  commercially practicable as well,'  the result will be a tremendous  -advance in the practical utilization of forest products.  '    SNIDER BROS. & BRETHOUR, CONTRACTORS   :  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������* a������t������>������,������>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ *4*****4*4*4**4*4*****************4*4*4*  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������'������������������������>���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  *    .X   ....  4*   ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������>���������>��������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� ;;  ���������  COAL  You can prove the actual saving in cash if you  will try one ton of our Old Wellington Coal. This  coal will reduce your fuel bill without reducing the  heat. (  LUMP   -       -       - $7.00  .NUT      .... $5i50  PEA       -       -     x       - $4.00  SLACK .... $3.50  BRIQUETTES      - $6.50  WOOD���������Choicest Dry Fir Cordwood $3.00 per load. ������*  *4************************+*********************  '.'  | McNeill, Welch & Wilson,. Ltd. f  | Seymour 5408-5409.  ***********************************4*4***************  .; ifti Reasons;  ,.' Why you should huy at ;.  Independent  J>rwg Store I  Cor. 7tft ���������& JVUIn    j  . i -. ��������� < >  %���������We are close to your ;,  home. ;;  2���������We have as big a , >  stock as any other ,,  Drug Store in Van- ;,  couver.  * *  -3^-Wehave two_expert '���������*  Prescription Drug- '*.  gists,        " < ���������  4���������You can phone your .'  wants and obtain the 1'  goods. .   ������     "  I Marret & Reid;',  *    Fnono Fairmont 999  The New Detention Building, Vancouver.  The new Immigration Building, which completed, will cost well on to $300,000, is now  under construction by the well known Vancouver firm of contractors, Messrs. Snider Bros, and  Brethour. All the partners of this company are Native Sons and have already erected in Victoria  and Vancouver probably the largest number of buildings of any contracting firm in the country.  *4*4***4*4*4*4*4*4***4****if.*4*4*4*****4***4********4*4*******4*+*4***4***+*++***  MISCELLANEOUS  4*  ��������� <  ', t*4t4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4+4+4+4+*"*4***********************************************+  BULLION AMERICANS  ABE OUT OF WORK  It is a serious matter if trere  are, as stated, "a million men out  of work in the United States today, and a hundred thousand  men starvinn," and private and  public agencies all over the country are again at work on this ever  recuring and baffling problem.  A man writes to the unemployment committee of the Washington. State Federation of- Labor:  metz, chief consulting engineer of  the- General Electric Company,  could and should stabilize the  labor supply. For instance^ public projects like ' highways, waterways, conservation schemes,  protection from floods, and irrigation works; "could easily be  worked upon intermittently, without economic loss." When it became clear that from any cause  the general supply of labor  throughout the country was greatly in excess of the private demand, the government should begin to absorb the workmen for  ff  Phone Seymour 9086  *  "Be not disgusted nor discouraged nor dissatisfied if thou dost not  succeed in doing everything according  to right principles, but when thoil  has   failed  Return  Back  Again"  We   solicit   your  FINANCIAL    BUSINESS  We  Know  How!  Dow, Fraser Trust C  122 HASTINGS  ST.  WEST  McKay    Station,  Burnaby  0  "In over thirty years of ex- -    , _        _,        x.     .  perience, I have never seen thehmPlo,yment on **������ natx(?al J*  Le, when a man man who is dertakmgs  already sanctioned '  And  Dr.   Steinmetz  has  a   stall  willing and anxious and capable  of .doing'Work satisfaptorily, can  not even get a chance though one  may look his eyes out of his head  for such a happy opportunity.  Because the work is not there."  Jn Chicago, Richmond, Cincinat-  ti, Boston and other cities, similar stories may be heard. Judge  Gary,_ whom the Mayor of^ New  York put at the head of his committee of Unemployment and Re-  we have a greater need to give  lief, ventures "the assertion that  relief here in our own city than  we have to give relief, in Europe, as'great as the problem over  there is." City Chamberlain  Bruere estimates New York's  unemployed at 25,000, with, a  possible growth to 100,000- "The  idea," he says, "that in the most  prosperous commercial city of  America strong, able-bodied men  should be unable to find work  is a reflection on our civilization." And the Richmond  "Times-Dispatch," moved by the  distress in its own city, declares  that "whenever a man who is  able to work and wants to work  is denied that opportunity,  civilization to that extent has  proved inefficient, and civilization's governmental agencies  should do what they can to make  the deficiency good."  In a report which wins the  praise of the Springfield "Republican," Secretary Wilson, of the  Department of Labor recommends a nation-wide plan to handle the problem in a large way  and bring the "jobless man'' to  the "manless job" wherever  found. Then "with seasonal  variations of employment nationally adjusted, with accidental disturbances to employment nationally provided for, with individual  delinquencies in respect of employment better understood by  national public opinion, and with  such ameliorations of industrial  distress as this department is cow  preparing to offer, a right beginning  will  have  been  made."  Br  another  plan   the   govern-  more interesting suggestion, calling for a new sort of "citizen  soldiers ":  "What objection could thefre be  to the government allowing men  to enlist for three or four months  training at any time when the  demand for labor had fallen to  a point threatening serious unem-  ployment  "The men so enlisted would  be getting valuable instruction,  their health would be improved  by the experience, they would be  drawing wages, they wduld not  be a drag upon production  through being unemployed.  "In the course of time this method would provide the country  with a splendid military rdeerve  which could easily be brought up  to a point of war efficiency-"  PRODUCTION OF  FLAX FIBRE  Increased Growth and Improved  Methods Required  The linen industry in Ireland  and Scotland is in danger as a  consequence of the war. Much  of the raw material, flax fibre,  has come from Belgium, France  and Russia, and these sources of  supply, are, for'the time being,  closed. Representatives from the  large mills of Great Britain have  recpntly visited Canada in an endeavour to enlist the co-operation  of farmers in a greater production of flax.  Here is an opportunity to develop the industry in this country, and by modern methods .of  production and handling, put it  on a basis that will make it profitable under normal conditions  aitd prices.  Flax for fibre can be grown in  Canada wherever mixed farming  can be carried on. -Tn some parts  of Quebec and in Western Ontario, from the days of early settlement, flax has been grown and  . home-made into linen. In only  merit, says Dr. Charles P. Stein-'a few sections of Ontario in 1904  some 700 tons of fibre were produced, which sold for $201 per  ton. This fibre was of. a, poor  commercial grade, owing to antiquated methods of preparation for  spinning. A shipment to Belfast  produced"by Blightly improved  methods sold for $240 per ton.  The average price for Irish flax  fibre during the last five years  has been $325 per ton, while Belgian flax has averaged $405 per  ton. It is obvious that Canadian  flax should supply the present  deficiency and future requirements of the Empire's raw material for linen production, and  that more remunerative prices  will be received if improved methods of production are employed.  The average acre of flax grown  for fibre, under normal market  conditions, and using the new  process, would yield at least $45  worth gf-fibre and seed worth  $13, making a total of .$58. This  is about three times the usual export value of an acre of wheat-  It will be three years at least before normal conditions can again  be expected, and during this time  higher prices are likely to pro-  vail. The area in flax (mainly  for seed) in Canada, in 1913, was  1,552,800 acres, and, in 1914, 1,-  084.000 acres. This shows a decided decrease and it also shows  that what is needed in Canada is  a practical method of producing  fibre.  Information regarding the  growing of flax for seed and fibre  purposes is contained in bulletin  No. 59 of the Central Experimental Farm which can be had  by applying to the Department of  Agriculture, Ottawa.  SEALED  SECURITY  is essential to safe investment.  OOur Debentures guarantee a  a return of 5%���������are negotiable  DEBENTURES   -are secured by  $7,480,339  -Assets.  4% on Savings Deposits. Subject to cheque  withdrawal. Interest compounded quarter-  yearly.  The Great West Permanent Loan Company  Vancouver Branch: Rogers Bldg., Ground Floor  R. J. POTTS, Manager.  SAVE l$k BY SHAPING YOUR HOUStKOlA) GOOD*  LAST OR bOUTM UN OUR COMBINATION CARi G1V������  US VOUH PACKING MOVING SIORAGE AND SMlPPlNC.  wc Know how  C am PBfc i l Stor age Compan y  TRAGEDY   OF  THE  HORSES  The Horse Parade  The following  lines  are  from  the Glasgow Herald:  Baker's horse and grocer's horse  ' and gentle carriage pair,  Hunting horse and farmer's horse  they muster in the square;  A saddle on the withers and a  label  on  the  neek���������  Off  to  join  the   trooper's  train  and cross the transport deck.  Comrade of your toil or whim���������  black or brown or gray,  Take a last long look at him, and  let him trot away!  Shining shod on every foot, tonsured tail and mane,  Here's a horse will never step the  Border roads again.  Phone Sey. 1076-1077  Coal-Fire Wood  ---'-4. HAN3URY & CO., VTP.  Oar* 4t#r Avemto and franvilfo 9t*  Wellington Coal, Cordwood and Plainer Ends  o������-  wwmmm  The Comfort  Baby's  Morning Pip  ������ flOOD-NESS  VJ KNOWS,"  says the Comfort  Baby's Grandmother, "what  we'd do without  this Perfection  'Smokeless Oil  Heater.  "If I'd only had one  when you were a  baby, you'd have been saved many a cold and  croupy spell.'' '  For warming cold corners and isolated upstairs reams, ind  for countless special occasions when extra heat is wanted,  you need the Perfection Smokeless Oil Heater.  PERK  SMOKE1E  TION  HEATERS  The Perfection is light, portable, inexpensive  to buy and to use, easy to clean and to re-  wick. No kindling; no ashes. Smokeless  and odorless. At all hardware and general  stores.  Look for the Triangle trademark.  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Electric Pai4 the  Vancouver Authorities  $1,169 for  Each Car Operated Over Its  Vancouver City lines  This amount represents percentage payments  on receipts, rentals for bridge and terminal rights  ancl outlay for maintenance of paving along tracks,  etc. *      ,  For the same privilege of using the city streets j  ���������;  and bridges and carrying passengers for hire the :  1   city receives a license fee of $25 per year.  , , *��������� , j  ', AS A CITIZEN 0-F VANCOUVER TWB A30VU f  . STATEMUNT HA& A PJJWiOT WEANING  fQH YOV  *4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4+*4************************  t  .|n|ll|ll|ll|Mtlljll|nlll|"|n|"|l'|l'|"(llt"}"l'l|"t"W"l"l' ****V **  1 EMT1NG *000X^s������c,ency��������� I  Our Business bis feci t>ullt up Pv merit elone  LPEK & CO.  Heating engineers. |.  1005 Homer St. -^ Sey. 66}  \  (^HK^,^H,fr>H'4''M''M'M'lM'1l'M������M''fr'MlM^  .r  The  Telephone  The Advance Agent of  COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE  Forms a closer union of Home,  Business and Friends.  ���������I. For a limited time, Business or  Residence Telephones will be installed upon payment of $5.00  Rental in advance.  *I For particulars call Seymour 6070.  Contract Department.  B.CTELEPHONE  ^   COMPANY, LIMITED  4   .  I  ���������  i >  I'll sing a song of jolly tars, who sail across the  sea,  In the Navy, in the Navy,  Who ain't a bit particular about a breezy spree,  In the Navy, in the Navy,  E's the pride of all the'r donahs, and the pet of  London town  An' 'e makes the policemen jealous an' Tommy  Atkins frown  ..But when there's trouble brewin' 'e's always  to be found,  In the Navy, in the Navy,  Chorus:  In the Navy, boys, in the Navy  What should we do without our Navyf  Those lads in navy blue,  So loyal, staunch and true,  So Here's Good Luck to the British Navy.  i  'E's as quiet as a child, and 'e does the work  o' four,  In the Navy, in the Navy, *> ^  But just now 'e's got 'is back up, an' 'e's feeliri'^  wery sore ,  In the Navy, in the Navy,  'E's as open as the daylight, an' as free as all  the air,  An' '.e kind o' thinks the German's ain't actin'  on the square,  But when 'e gets amongst 'em, you'll 'ear the  word���������Beware!  In the Navy, in the Navy,  ���������  Chorus  They keep 'im ever ready fur work on land an'  sea,  In the Navy, in the Navy,  And 'e drags 'is' guns behind 'im as if. it were  a spree,  In the Navy, in the Navy,  But you'll find 'e's ever ready when 'e gets the '  word "Let Go!"  The stuff that 'e is made of is British, don't-  cher-know }  Fur them what's made in Germany wouldn't  give a blow  In the Navy, in the Navy.  Chorus  When the odds they are against 'im, 'e's the  cheerfulest of all,       ' ���������  In the Navy, in the Navy,    -  An' 'e'll fight jest like a demon, until 'e 'as  ter fall,  ��������� In the Navy, in the Navy,  ��������� The flag that once  'e's  'eisted must never be  'auled down,  If 'is grave must be the ocean, then 'e doesn't  fear to drown,  Fur Nelson's gone before him, an' 'e'll get an  'ero's crown  For the Navy, for the Navy.  4  ���������  4  "*,  GARDENS ,   OBOHABDS  Select and Flmnt JUrly - ;. ���������  In oar stock of over $100,000 we hkve everything to meet 'reasonable human  desire in making beautiful gardens, in flowering plants; flowering and evergreen  shrubbery; rose bushes; shade trees; hedge'stock; etc.   Also large and--small'  fruit tree stock for yonr orchards and gardens. v    ' ,  Buy from us and thereby encourage home production for home consumption,  and  a full  dinner pail. ''  Our prices defy competition. 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The item goes  on to say:  Three Canadian express refrigerator cars, carrying 60,000 lbs.  ���������thirty tons���������of prime halibut  taken from the waters of the Pacific ocean off Prince Rupert.  B. C, passed the city en route  for St. John, N.B., where the  fish is to be shipped by SS. Scandinavian to the British .market.  A trial shipment of 20,000 pounds  of halibut was made up in  Prince Rupert last month and  when opened up in England Was  found to be in first class condition, leading to the placing of  other large orders. It is only  since the completion of the G. T-  P. transcontinental line a few  months  ago  that Prince  Rupert  fish has been on sale in Eastern  Canada and the United States.  Remarkable catches are being  made by the fleet in the North  Pacific fishing grounds, declared  to be the richest in the world,  and the fish is at once placed in  ice and given a quick run over  the G. T. P. In the case of the  shipments to Great Britain the  fish is carried over 6500 miles  before it reaches the consumer,  but so perfect are the refrigerating precautions that it loses none  of its  delicacy.  GEESE  Geese thrive on the same food  as that given other poultry.  Grass is their natural diet; but  during the winter when grass is  a scarce article, they do wonderfully well on a mash in which  bran and meat scrap are well  represented, with whole grains���������-  corn, wheat and oats���������at night.  A pair of geese will produce an  average of a dozen goslins each  year, and these find ready sale  around the holidays.  ��������� $**y*****************4*********4'*'****9*****999***9***  W. Calder ^1 m.tXv���������.: */   6������M  F. Chapman  Office Telephone: Sey. JJ'J:  !  Merchants Cartage Co.  EXPRESS, T&UCK A*ft> DRAY  Orders by Mail or Telephone Promptly Attended to.  M6 \V*ter Street  Phone Sey. 3078 VANCOUV4B& B. 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British   Columbia    needs    treatment-vastly  different from other provinces, and the-attempt  ' to apply the land,policy there in vogue would  continue the failure of 'to-day.  , Nothing can be accomplished in British Columbia without proper means of communication,,  and we believe you ..have been rightly! guided in  making a supreme effort to obtain this, and in  the past you have been strongly supported in  this policy by the people.  A crisis such as the world has never known  has conte upon us, and at the time when v this  , railroad policy needed aA easy money market it  , has-been impossible to find money for any busi-  ' ness,except war. ; 1^  X The 'pr6vince, in������'comihon with 'the'-rest''of*  rthe world,  especially those  countries ,,that  lie  ���������away from the big money centres,, has .experienced an almost total collapse rpf public enterprise. '"'    "���������'_���������  And a revival is ndt easy: <No ordinary undertaking will bring7 the flow of- money to1 B.  C. that is needed to give us business life.  V The  imagination  of  the  money-world  will  \have to be stirred beyond ordinary.','  ,,        X  We believe the Fraser scheme will' ckX this,  and we would suggest that the scheme be incorporated with jnst as many shares as. there  are men, women and children, in. British Col-.  , umbia, and that one share of "Fraser River  Stock" be.'given  to every- man,  woman  and  child' in British Columbia.   No more, no less.  And that everybody should be included from the  Siwash  aristocrat,, the  Chinese,  Japanese  and  and Hindu coolie to the plain ordinary Canadian.  , Then let bonds be' sold for the work and  every hand, that wants a job in our midst era-  ployed.  Thus would you erect a monument-to a,government that has accomplished much, and that  we believe is_now being attacked unfairly and  hit below" the beltX ~~ "  THE WESTERN CALL.  WHOTS THE MATO  WUHOTY CQUNCJJ.  B. M. Stevens, MP., Holds TJp R. ������. Bill Till  , Guarantees Are Given  Ottawa, Feb- 23.���������The first meeting of the  railway committee to-day was marked by an attack by Mr. H. H. Stevens, Vancouver, on the  Vancouver, Victoria & Eastern Railway Company, the Great Northern and the Northern Pacific for not carrying out an agreement made  with the city. The attack was made when the  application to incorporate the Northern Pacific  and British Columbia Railway came before the  committee. The incorporators of the company  were Mr. E. C. Blanchard, general manager of  the Northern Pacific; Mr. G. T. Reid. assistant  president of the Northern Pacific, and Mr. A. H-  McNeil, solicitor of the Great Northern Railway  in Vancouver. The object of the bill was to  secure running privileges over the V., V. & E.  into the False Creek terminals in Vancouver  from Huntington.    Mr. Stevens did not object to  BE PREPARED!  t  *  *  %  X        Every Canadian should protect himself and %  * family by carrying a policy in *  ������> t  I MUTUAL LIFE OF CANADA t  V  A  Established 1069  CANADA'S ONLY MUTUAL"  %  'X For  rates  and  full information see our ^  % agents, or %  % W. J. TWISS  V  * District Manager  t 317-319 ROGERS  BUILDING  t  ***+������******4������***********+*+4+*+********************4*****+****'+********* J******************* *****4*******4*4**********  AMERICAN PRESS ON GERMANY'S PAPER BLOCKADE   I  4. ^ ' ' '    ' ' ������  *4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*******i****'****** ********************** *******+*****������**4***4+4+4+4+4*4*j4������4*4*4*4*4*  (New York "Commercial")  So unbearable is the situation becoming that  it gives rise to the suspicion that Germany is  riding for a fall, believing that she can make  better terms after going down in a blaze of  glory while fighting a combination of all the  other great powers including the United States.  We will not take part in this war until we are  attacked, but if an American vessel is wilfully  destroyed without warning war will be forced  upon  us.  (New   York."World")   ���������  There is a complete agreement among neutral  nations as to the meaning and the menace of  ' the Berlin decree. It is a wanton denial of neutral rights. It exhibits a deeper, at least a  more imminent, hostility to neutrals than it does  to any belligerent-'  (Philadelphia  Ledger)  It is our. business to protect our own rights  and the safety of our citizens. Germany should  be told at once by every neutral government that  this outrage is intolerable...  (New York "Tribune")  No neutral nation which respefets itself.can  assent to the arrogant invasion of neutral rights  which Germany seems inclined to undertake.  American ships will undoubtedly continue to  clear for British and Irish ports, as they are entitled to do. And if Germany torpedoes them,  "by accident" or otherwise, she will do so to  her own bitter cost.   .   (Boston'���������Transcript") .  The impolicy of widening the anti-German  -sentiment among neutral nations never seems to  dawn on the minds of the statesmen of Berlin.  (Providence "Evening Bulletin.,.)  ���������X No time should be lost by the United States  government   in   entering   a' vigorous   protest  against this colossal impudence.  (Portland, Me. "Express") -  X The foreign situation so "far as it concerns  the United States, is presenting a decidedly un:  pleasant aspect. - We would not be at all overstating the case.probably, to say that Washing-  - ton regards the prospect of maintaining peace; as  at present a gloomy one. The German attitude  toward Belgium t>y which it "came to regard its  treaty obligations as a "scrap of paper" followed by the absolute,ruination of that country,  seems to be a parallel with the' German attitude  toward the'rights of neutral nations on'the sea.  (From  the  New  York  "Herald")  Germans complain that there is against them  -������tt������A.HEmiQUA  Five Secretaries and On* Boy Scout Waster Lose  Lives on Battlefields  : ���������:-_������������������  .���������:-���������:-:-���������:-���������."��������� ************  News of the death on European battlefields  of five secretaries' and one Boy Scout master  of the Young Men's Christian Association was  received recently at the/Central Y. M. C. A. The  dead are: Karl Brauer, secretary for soldier's  work,. South Berlin"; Edmund Dechy, former secretary of the French national committee of the  Paris Y. M. C- A; A. Haussman, secretary of ttfe  Stuttgart Y. M. C: A.; Jules Portes, Boy Scout  master of the Mazamet Y. M. ft: A.; F. Ritter,  secretary of the junior department of the Stuttgart Y. M- C- A., and H. Streicbier, secretary  of the Heilbronn Y. M. C A.  Mr. Bitter"lay" wounded" on the "battlefield  from a shot in th> knees, for two days and nights  before he died.   \       ' -  Y.W.CA. Buildings for Hospitals  In Brussels, Paris, Stuttgart, Petrograd, and  many large cities of. Germany Y. M- C. A.,  buildings are being used for hospitals under the  direction of the Red Cross society.  Other services the Y. M. C. A. has rendered  in the countries engaged in war include sending  information to families of soldiers at the front  in answer to letters of enquiry; furnishing reading and writing material, lecturers and refreshments and establishing classes. for learning the  German language in England.  Boy Scouts have helped gather the harvests.  They also have worked at the railway stations,  at the post and telegraph, off ices. In England  they acted as coast guards and as lookouts for  spies. In France they have lived with the soldiers and acted as messengers.  Another communication received by the Y.  M. C- A. headquarters described the success of  the campaigns now being carried on in China  by G. Sherwood Eddy, secretary of the Y. M.  C. A. for Asia. Mr. Eddy reported an average  attendance of. 3,000 in fourteen cities and the  total number of Chinese enrolling themselves as  15,000.    the company would give definite assurance that  - they should carry out their agreements with the  city of Vancouver. In regard to the completion of the terminals, Mr. H- McGivern, solicit-'  or for the company, claimed the Northern Pacific  owned one-half of. these terminals and had spent  a million and a half in Vancouver.  Mr. J. D. Taylor, New Westminster, said he  favored the bill: that the company had carried  out its agreements and that the City Council of  Vancouver favored the bill... Mr. Stevens  strongly opposed the progress of the bill until  the company would nive definite assurance that  they would rush the completion, of the terminals at False Creek.  The bill was allowed to stand over, and the  solicitors are to see what assurance they can  get.  a conspiracy of interna ti jnal law and American  sentiment. They declare they are being outrageously treated. There may be some persons, who  have been inclined to maintain a neutral attitude,  but what are these to think now when German  submarines begin war by torpedoing hostile ships  and merchant vessels?  Germans have boasted they will isolate England and starve her Evidently they are doing  their level best to do it-  But such a step will be against Americans  as well as Englishmen. The moment they begin to sink Atlantic liners, that moment there'  will come a revision of neutrality and application of an old srule.. The new neutrality will -  place a nation that commits acts of outlawry  in the categoryvof the outlaw, and the old rule  revived will treat as pirates those who murder  under the name of war.'  A situation undreamed of in modern history  is hastening to a crisis through the acts of Germany. .. .  ,      (New York "Evening Post")  If the German cruisers and battleships dare  not come out to contest the command of the sea,  it is ridiculous to suppose that England can be  blockaded and starved out in the way threatened. The Berlin "Post" goes beyond the exact terms of the government order, and declares  that after the date notified, February 18, "men  and freight not only on the British ships, but under a neutral flag, are doomed to sink." If.this  is not braggadocio, it is brutality. It is also arrant stupidity, for, if it were not held to be  sheer piracy, it would be an act of war against  neutrals-^or, at least, an act which, if not instantly apologized for, with an indemnity offerr  ed, would lead straight to war. And even in  their maddest moments.of exaltation and reck-'  lessness, German rulers can' hardly, wish their t  country to be regarded as hostis generis humani.  (New York "Tribune") .     .  German diplomacy for many years has been  a record of blunders, due largely to arrogance.  But in its affront to the interests and sensibilities of neutral nations no other blunder has been  quite so flagrant as the threat contained in the  "war zone" proclamation just issued by the German Admiralty.  SOME ADVICE TO GERMAN-AMERICANS  (From the New York World)  Representative Bartholdt and his associates  aer doing Germany no good, and they are doing  themselves much harm, by their pernicious pro-  German propaganda. ^  When  they   threaten   to   carry   Germany's  cause to the polls, and make the German cause  an issue in American politics they, are playing  with dynamite. The American people will not  tolerate such, a campaign of alienism, and the  chief sufferers will be the so-called German-"  Americans* who  plot it.  <��������� 'Germany is the only country engaged in this  war which has officially undertaken to manipulate American opinion. It is the only belligerent  which maintains a lobby in the United States'  to incite public sentiment against other belligerents with which we are friendly. The only foreign , element in this country' which is assailing  the president of the United States and seeking  ��������� to bulldoze! the {government of the United States  is the German element, and that sort of thing  ..can be easily overdone.  Long after the war is over Mr. Bartholdt  and his associates will have to live in this  country. Few- of them will voluntarily return  to Germany to help pay the cost of the conflict.  'Their real interests' are all m~ the United States  and the sooner they reconcile themselves to being  Americans the. better- Whatever their sentimental attachment to the fatherland may be, a  German ."victory., could not help them and a German defeat could not harm , them." When they  war against the president of the United States,  ' the congress of the United .States, and the general welfare of the United States they are warring against themselves.  It is��������� a^,pity that Carl, ^chuija' is LH,oi alive  to preach a little wholesome common sense to  German-Americans who have succumbed to the  Pan-German propaganda and who are "following  such blind leaders as Representative Bartholdt.  He could have told them that when they undertake to -organize Pan-Germanism "into a political  pirty in the United States they are inviting re-  ��������� prisals that are not likely to cease when a treaty  of ueace is signed.  1 /The American people will not indefinitely  , submit to alien meddling in their domestic, affairs; They will not countenance the sacrifice  of American interests to foreign privilege. They  will not allow the peace and the security of the  United States to be, jeoparded /by a foreign propaganda for the benefit ot a foreign nation that  has involved itself in a world war. If Mr. Bartholdt and his associates do not understand this,  we are sorry for them, because they are piling  up trouble for themselves.  This country once had an alien < law on its  statute books. It might be very reluctant to  enact a similar statute,, but every day such  German-Americans as Richard Bartholdt are  breaking down this reluctance.   t<  'H  ML.PLEASANT LOCALS  The new sub-post office at cor.  15th. and .  Main, is progressing rapidly now, and will soon  be ready for occupancy.   The building is a credit to  the Dominion  government, 'and will no '  doubt prove a boon,to residents on the4Hill in -  'regard to delivery of mail and general customs  work. ���������  Rey. Dr- Sipprell, the popular pastor of the  Mount Pleasant Methodist church, has been in-r  vited to remain another year as pastor of that  church. He will likely accept the unanimous  request of the board, subject, of course, to ratification by conference when it meets.  Rev. J. Henderson, interim moderator of  Mount Pleasant Presbyterian congregation, leaves  shortly for Toronto in connection with the social service department offcthat church's affairs.  While in the east he will support the call recently extended by Mount Pleasant Presbyterians to  Rev. James Wilson, of Toronto? The call eomes  up at the local presbytery on Tuesday afternoon next. "--"X  Rev. Dr. Herridge, of Ottawa, moderator of  the General Assembly of the Presbyterian church,  will be in the city next week and will address  the , presbytery of Westminster inl St. John's  church on Tuesday forenoon. From here he will  go to Fort GeorgeXia Prince Rupert,-speaking  in the interests of the Presbyterian church, /and  will continue east by way of the G������ T. P.  Bingham's department store, cor. 8th and  Main, are putting on a sale of large proportions  this week. It will pay every reader of the Call  to look for their ad. in this issue, and take  advantage of the many bargains offered in the  line of footwear.  Many Mount Pleasant people are taking in  "The Follies" at the Imperial this week. Mr.  B. C. Hilliam, the promoter, is a wizard at the  piano, and the entertainment provided by the  company is exceptionally high class and is well  worth going to see. Among others well known  in this community who are starring in the company is Miss Anne Lougheed, who is playing the  leading role.  U. S ON WATER'S EDGE  (Continued from page one)  where he was to meet them; farther* that America was included in Germany** $>l&n bf operation, and that in 'ail populous centres, depots,  amounting in many instances to fortified arsenals had neen located^ in factories,, clubs or  dwelling houses. Added to this he' said that  500,000 old reservists, all German-American citizens, had been enrolled and had their mobilization papers giving the centers at which every  man should rendezvous on an hour's notice..  * We give this story "for,what it is worth, and  would merely add that -every great Brewery in  the U. S. is essentially a centre of German  capital and German' influence, and that the breweries all over the States are now being  threatened by the national prohibition movement j\  and that if any one thinks that the drink, traffic r '  is going out of business without a fight, he has  "forgotten history^  Moreover, the despatches inform us that the  German-Austrian alliance has won'the fight at  the Vatican, to the discomfiture of the ^.llies.  This means, if it means anything, that the  Kaiser has consented to the restoration of the  temporal power of the Pope, and opens another  leaf of the. shutter that discloses conditions on  this  American  continent.  For years it has been openly asserted that  Roman Cathedrals all over the States, but particularly on the Pacific, coast.- have in their  crypts been arsenals- for; the Knights of Columbus, and that a trained and aivied band of  250.000 Irish-Americans are On hand.  The Irish-Americans hate Great Britain' with  an openly avowed hatred, and it is beyond any  possible contradiction that they have made common cause with the Germans against Britain in  the States ;to-day. X      ���������;X^--;VX::-.X . X  The Roman vote in the States to-day 'holds  the balance of power,and with the Germans can  destroy any president or party that refuses to  do its will. Already this vote has forced a Ro-  manfst private secretary on the most convinced  Protestant president and cabinet the States has  everhad.   X" o  The U. S������ faces a secretly organized.and armed  force  of 750,000 who are  ready and  have  cause for desperate ; deeds in, the. name of the .  Fatherland, religion and business interests out-  side-of love the greatest forces in the world.    :    -  We were not outside the mark when we said  last . week that Canada .should have 1,000,000  men armed and trained to shoot straight-u���������now!  London Times Fund $25,000,000  The London Times has achieved what is  claimed to be a record in the field of raising  money for a popular cause. Its fund for sick and  wounded has passed the '$25,000,000 mark-  The Peruvian Congress has authorized the  construction of. a railway from the. present most  easterly terminus in that country to the head of  navigation on the Amazon river.  Contemplated  complete  electrification  of all  the steam railroads! in Chicago, it has been estimated by a  commission, would cost .$150,000,000  and involve about 3500 miles of track.  OIL BURNING LOCOMOTIVES  Grand Trunk Pacific Will Use Them to Reduce  Fire Risk on B. C. Division  The  Grand Trunk  Pacific  railway  has  announced that contracts have, been let and other  arrangements made for.; the installation of, crude  oil as locomotive fuel on their palienger engines  to be operated between Prince, Rupert, B. G.', and  Jasper, Alta, a distance of 718 miles.   It is ex- 4  pected that this installation will be complete by  next June.   The .announcement does not co'verV  the use of oil-burners on^ freight engines; it is  understoodvthat thp������X ���������iii continue to use Coal,"";  "X for ..the ^rese^t.. v.'. ,,,.���������.: X ���������'���������:.-; - - -   ��������� k vH;  ^Ah^\-^^C3^������^^^^^S*^^^^%^'^^JS^^^^'  *^LS*Z**^-      *     W  -���������-^jsrs^r, ���������  v - x ..* \.*y~, j/*M'f^, J  S.1     ' ' ' "4   Vvt',   V������W      '"I  *. 4 . If        4 '        < .   .     ^    ' "������ '  Friay, Bebruary 26, 1915.  THS WESTERN -CALL,  !   BILLY SUNDAY ATTACKED AND DEFENDED  ��������� <������������������������<��������������� tftf^tt't^t^t'tf^*^*** ********** *"*"%* *������*������***4*.t*������*.*.*.*������*��������� + . + ���������*������*.���������������**  That Billy'Sunday does not please,everybody  is a very patent fact. Our own prominent reli-  'gious leaders withdrew the sanction of the  church in Vancouver when a visit from the noted  evangelist had become, probable at the time  of the Sunday meetings in-Bellingham.  , ���������  That these gentlemen had their reasons for  thus acting, which seemed good and sufficient  to them, goes without saying.  There have been few places visited by Billy  Sunday where prominent men have not objected, x '    ��������� '  In Columbus,, Ohio, the great Washington  Gladden, pastor of one of the nation-famed Congregational churches, made a most virulent attack on Sunday's theology and methods that attained almost world-wide publicity  This attack was replied to by the pastor of  one of the largest and most influential Lutheran  , churches^a ' church that is, above all others  ' noted for^its conservatism in methods. The attack and reply were both quite lengthy, too  lengthy to publish here���������but we may state quite  fairly that the reply .ended the controversy.  In Philadelphia, the Rev. David M. Steele,  D.D., rector of the Episcopal Church of St.  Luke, and the Epipheny, has taken.up the cudgels and attacked the Billy Sunday preaching  and methods. A doughty champion of the evangelist has taken the arena, jn the person of  the Rev.| Geo. F. Pentecost, D.D., author of note,  lecturer and preacher, who, amongst other noted  pastorates, held for seven years th������v pulpit of  Marylebone Church���������the , largest Presbyterian  church in the city of London, England-  In 1887, the writer of. this article was in a  room of the old brand Pacific .Hotel, Chicago,  with D. L. Moody. The details of the day s -  Work had just been gone over^when a knock  came to the door, and a tall, thin, gentlemanly  looking  man was  ushered  in.  Without a word of introduction he handed  Moody an envelope with these words, "A  thank offering fr������n>,my father, to whose heart  and life you Ihr^unht a^ great blessing whilst  \in London, many years ago, on a visit home  from India."   ,  The , stranger retired and Moody opened the  envelope and drew out a cheque���������  "How much?" he  queried.  "Fifty dollars!"  "No.   Guess again."        *  "Five hundred dollars."-   .,  "No. Five thousand-ppunds.55 ���������Twenty-five  thousand  dollars���������'!  ^Moody had tong contemplated a visit to  India, and here was the nucleus of a fund tbat  would bear the expense. But'the doctors forbade the trip, owing to tbe condition *of.  Moody's heart.' and & fitting person was. sought:  who could carry, the Gospel to the educated  natives of India. Geo. F. Pentecost was the man  finally chosen.  Dr. Pentecost's defense of Billy Sunday is  quite.lengthy and we v^ill only quote a few  passages.   He says:  "Possibly I -may be excused for offering  some justification for my remarks, as the Doctor has for his, on the ground of knowledge and  experience. It has been my high privilege during the past fifty years,to know and count some  of them my good friends and hear most of the  eminent preachers and. speaker^ on either side of  he ocean. Such men as Storrs ahd Beecher,  and Taylor and Talmage, and Cuyler and Ormis-  ton, and Robert Collyer and Phillips Brooks  mong the preachers, and Tom Marshall and  Jlaine, and Wendell Phillips and Edward Everett and-Robert Ingersoll among public men_on  this side of the sea, and Spurgeon, McLaren,  Joseph Parker and Newman Hall, and Hugh  Stowell Brown, and Canon Farrar, and Liddon,  and Boyd Carpenter, and" Wilberforce et al.,  among preachers, and John Bright and Gladstone, and Parnell and Lord Salisbury, and Balfour and Joseph Chamberlain among public  men; and I aro frank to say tliat I have jiam  listened to a man who has so moved and .stirred  me to the very bottom of my soul as has Billy  Sunday, and I think I know wbat true religious  feeling is. v  _ ,.,���������,.        . '       ....--...  God Uses Sunday's Type  For more than ten years" I was closely  associated with that prince among men and  evangelists, Dwight L. Moody. I was with him  in Boston and Chicano and Baltimore and Providence and Hartford and New Haven and New  York and London and Glasgow and Edinburgh  and other large cities- I have seen and studied  the crowds which gathered; to. hear him and Mr.  Sankey preach and sing. I have followed up his  meetings and know what the* general effect of  them has been both on the churches, the ministers and every class of people sin' the>. communities in ������which they were held. I think I  know something about evangelistic crowds, and  what happens to them when.the Spirit of God  moves among them;- Billy Sunday's methods,  his personality and power are only variations of  , that type of ministry which God has in every  age of the world used to arouse His church and  , awaken the world.  I do not stop to analyze the source of his  extraordinary power in# this respect. I merely  state the fact"  [V One of the objections raised by Dr. Steele is  '' the marked and wicked waste of money, say  even as much as $100,Qb9Xthis might have been  )given to the poor." To this Dr. Pentecost replies:' ' '-���������-, 'X V  . "This is an old cry when money is given to  God out of the ordinary and Conventional channels; It was begun by Judas Iscariqt-when he  ['���������-.objected to'-the " waste ".'hy'-Mary in anointing  ,the Saviour's feet. (Jno- xii, 4-9). To which  Jesus replied:       " ".           ."���������������������������'"  X'Thevnoor ye  have with you always;  but  Me ye have not always."  V Vi trust the Doctor willVhOt consider me irre-  m  *************************4������*4*4*4*4*4*4*4*****4*4*i  >���������*+*<������+���������+  ,>       -        4.        >  OUR NEW WONDERLAND  verentwhen I say: The poor ye have with yp.u  always, in Philadelphia and everywhere, but  Billy Sunday ye do not have always. For 4he  present only nine weeks. ,.  What is the frightful cost' and waste Of  money-in connection with these Tabernacle services f There are forty thousand people every  six days of the week, say, for nine weeks. The,  cost to these people is not one penny for every  service they attend. If some give more, many  give nothing, and the underwriters will have nothing to pay, and.the collections over and above  the actual expenses of the campaign go to the  poor ol1. the'city. The cheapest moving picture  show in the city is extravagant compared with  the cost of the Tabernacle meetings:  I notice that Dr. Steele says nothing about  the waste of money by Christians and others on  saloons, places of amusement, small luxuries like  cigars, expensive lunches and dinners at the  clubs, fashionable entertainments by society  Christian people, Christian women's hats and  gowns, costing from $50 to $500 apiece. These  things and a hundred others not necessary to  the well-being and liberal comfort of thousands  of Christians^ are costing every week, all the  year around, and year after year, -ten and fifty  times as much as the Billy Sunday meetings are  costing for nine weeks. It costs Philadelphia  ten times or twenty times as much to subsidize  one opera season more than it costs to finance  the Tabernacle meetings. Why does not our  economical Doctor get after some of these wasteful extravagances. - Go to! It costs the common  people who attend these Tabernacle meetings less  than half as much as it costs people to go to  a cheap moving picture show or for a cheap  cigar oi a glass - of soda-water or a package  of chewing gum. One can hardly sympathize  with Dr. Steele's heart-breaking sorrow over  "this waste which might be given to the poor."  Dr. Steele is moved to ai. awful fear that  this great mass of people who are swayed  . through /their emotions may be a precedent danger in the direction of providing "mob rule"  and bring on our country another French Revolution horror. ' X-' '    ' '  Dr. Pentecost answers: But the direction of  the emotions which Billy Sunday awakens is not r  toward violence arid mob rule.   "  It is toward peace arid quietness, toward  industry and the love ut'one's neighbor and the  desire to do them good: '  Moreover, Mr. Sunday is not a preacher to  the passionate emotions of his audience. His  . passionate appeals are more to the reason and .  common sense of men than to their emotions.  God knows he is passionate in his!! appeals and  ��������� how glad we are that he handles his matter  with passion and not, with the cold-hearted way  of our conventional preaching. It waB said of'  Dr. Chalmers, who usually tore his manuscript  to tatters in his delivery: "He was a fell  reader-" "     '   ^  Billy is a fell preacher; and we are glad he<  has arisen to teach us how to make our sermons  burn. Tf. he stirs up the enemy to a "fury of  haired and mob violence he is in the line o$  the highest apostolic succession. The preaching  of Jesus stirred up a mob of high placed church  members' who led the mob,of the baser sort to  murder the Lord of glory.  Stephen's preaching cost him a shower of  , death dealing stones; but he won out of th*at  mob one man who has done more than any  other living man save Jesus Himself to make  Christianity a reality; and his preaching cost  Paul stones, lashes, prisons and in the end his .  life, .lohn the Baptist's preaching cost him  his ;iead.         ���������    ____���������-  Christians Stirred Up to Hate  Thousands of������the early Christians stirred up  the hatred of the ungodly to the point of burning them, beheading them, sawing them asunder,  tearing .them limb from limb and casting them  to the wild beasts. ^But it was not those who  believed the preaching of these men who "turned the'world upside down," who were massed  in mobs. In the end these ardent and passionate  preachers of the Gospel overturned and made an  end of organized paganism in Europe and  brought in what we are pleased to call Christian  civilization.  Luther and Calvin and Savonarola and John  Knox arid the Wesleys and Whitefields were  men of like spirit with Billy Sunday. They  did not turn the mobs against society and government, but against themselves, who counted  not their lives dear sO that they might win some  sinners   to   Christ.  "��������� 0.x_ Lessening of Crime.    X  The manager of Pinkerton's Agency in Pittsburg told me the other day that One year after  the9 close Lof the Sunday meetings in that city  crime was 25 per cent, less that when he came  and the general mOrals of the city 50 per cent,  better- Go to the west and middle w6st where  his influence has driven thei booze out. of toivns,  cities and state and closed up hundreds and  thousands of saloons and helped the poor and  the working people t back to thrift and respectability.   "By their fruits ye!shall know therti"  If Billy is a rough diamond, he is yet a  diamond; if he is an uncut diamond, his brilliant  facets are just beneath the surface*. It is the  diamond we see and not its-jagged or ragged  surface; the inner brilliance and riot the rough  coating. ;.: ....  As for the newspapers and the committee of  "Christian gentlemen" who brought Billy to  Philadelphia and are exploiting his sermons over  the whole Continent, I am sure they are quite  ready to take care of themselves without any  help from me jor any other man.  For myself I venture to say that neither the  committee nor the press have in a generation  done so'good a thing for Philadelphia and the  -whole country as they have done in organizing  and supporting arid exploiting- the "Sunday  campaign."  .   , (Continued from page one) ' l  ���������   , There\ are valleys on the line of the P.,G. E. which, within the lif e-time x  of those even now advanced in age, may become the home of teeming thou-,  sands of happy, -industrious and successful workers.   Valleys; wiiferetimber qbxl,  be reckoned by the hundreds of millions whose hills, are fuirof mineral wealth  and whose soil is fertile beyond parallel. " " '       "' ' h  All that this country .needs is men and women who.will,gp out and work to   -  make it a hive of successful industry.,, t. *     ; ;"W-^y \    ' :        ' /:i\'��������� '\  And then the tourist feature:   The new road gives - almost immediate ac-   ���������  cess to a land that human foot has not yet trod.   A land of surpassing interest  and beauty, where big game roams, where there are .new peaks to overcome and  unknown possibilities to discover. '   "       ' ' ' * t  Vancouver needs a shock���������a new vision, and above all an outlet for her energies that have been misdirected by the very magnificence of her opportunities.  We believe that the bpening of the B.-&. EtMRrRftb Lillooet will afford'  what Vancouver needs.   Here alone there should.be abundant and remunerative '  work for every idle hand.- * ' '. -     '    <���������  *  >v-v" '-J  J~*i.*   <r  r   KJi^    J*    l.     I  ; XvXn  -   K*l*-\-     'I  . ' *4>W  * -v>X   ...  ^<������X,4  , f  r ^    ���������*��������� M  ���������HX1  ���������*  ly1- 4  k" ,v*X/  -> -. /  .       ������v ^!4.  A.     J J   "  1     X   ��������� .  I  4    <-,.-������    t  ���������Ml  'Vl  ������������������������������������������������������������������������-*:4  ,������������������������������������������������������������>������������������������>���������<���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  A COLOSSAL ENTERPRISE  t -i  f.  ^   A Becommendation to the Provincial and Federal Authorities,    .  In connection with the opening up of the Lillooet District by the P. G. E.    >  R. R., there is a colossal enterprise of which we hardly dare write, for at first  blush "it savors of the Munchausen. ' X,       ' -  But these are the days of large things, and we believe the largest enterprise  the Empire has yet undertaken.lie? to our hand in this* newly opened region.  Standing on the main street of either Lytton or/Lillooet can be seen na-"  tural evidences that in some bygone day a great change took place suddenly or  gradually in the Fraser Valley. *  Beach upon beach indicate a change of levels amounting to many hun- . ,  dreds of feet. _'���������������"'  From the bridge at Cisco, where the Black Canyon begins right up to Lillooet has been one immense lake, backing up the waters of the Thompson river ,  . and the outlet then was probably through Seaton, Anderson and Lillooet lakes   ->  to'Harrison lake, and the lower Fraser river.      - ��������� ,       >t .     '  'During some trembler, perhaps, when that mountain, neat Mt.  Pentose,  blew its head off and covered Bridge River Valley with four feet of volcanic, x  ash, the rocky obstacle ut Cisco was lessened and some point on the did coarse  raised���������anyhow the mighty Fraser, aided by/the clear rushing waters of the  Thompson began, making their jagged way to Hell' s Gate and the placid lovely;  -  beauty of Seaton and Anderson Lakes began. * ' ��������� " '"\ ,  ^  ��������� Here, then, lies the possibility of an undertakiag worthy- of; our greatest  captams; ��������� - - ' ' "      *   ",  '  The bottom of Thompson and tbe Eraser t|ve^ contain fabulous treasures  jot gold.   Not ^11 ihe wealth of the accumulated decea^d Sultan that has bee*  gathering for centuries in the tombs at Constantinople can begin to  compare  , irith ihejtvealth that is reputed to He under the stormy waters of tbe, Fraser.  Legend has it that four of our old timers about 50 years ago "waited an4'  watched" on Kanaka,;bar u6til the "three sisters" (rocks at the bottom), came  in sight and that] in a few hours of that low water took out $80,000 apiece  ere the rising waters drove them off.  The richest placers of the world's history have been on the Fraser���������but  these have all been worked out to low water level. Predge after dredge has  been built and with excessive toil and great danger to life placed in position  to dip up this treasure only to be battered and wrecked by the angry waters  against Fraser's rugged ribs.  About ten years ago, with a holiday party we "waited and watched" on  Kanaka for the lowering of tbe waters until the "Three Sisters" came in  sight. And with dreams of golden nuggets on tbe morn we crept to our tent  and slept. But in the morning Fraser was raging twelve feet deeper ,and our  hopes were flown.  Charlie Kanaka, the ancient Chief, showed us a nugget of marvellous size  - that-he-declared had been taken from behind the "Three- Sisters" forty-years-  before. ^ - '  Anyhow, here is an undertaking that should spur our imagination and if  possible put British Columbia on the map as never before.  Dam the Fraser at Cisco, turn the waters back into old channel and rob  old Giant Fraser of his gold from Cisco down. Then dam tbe Thompson towards A.shcroft and the Fraser just below Lillooet, and what in the world will  be laid bare. The- Thompson "waters would make their way up the Bonaparte  and through Marble Canyon to the Fraser.      " v  There should be enough gold there to pay for the crushing of Germany  and afterwards liquidate the Empire's debt, but should there be not one nugget  found the enterprise would develop ...power that should turn our province into the  greatest factory spot on earth, only the people must do it.       /  XThis enterprise should be a provincial, if not a national affair.  ������>������������������>������������������������������<���������������������������������#������������������������������������������������������>������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������#���������������>#���������>������������������ ���������*���������*������***���������*���������������**���������������������������*������*������������������������������������������������������-  XX  "O"  Pi XJ  1  H1  ��������� /4'\  f ��������� ^   '^-< ���������. ^  *     .Ijt^I  t4-'|  XX  SPECIAL NEWS ITEMS  CHICAGO'S NEW UNION STATION.  Chicago is bucking the War-Hoodoo year of  1915. Despite conditions work is to be started  at once on her new union"station. The carrying  out of this plan will involve the expenditure of  $95,000,000, the largest single project in or  around  Chicago  siriee    the    Steel  Corporation  erected the city-of'Gary.  As soon as it was announced that the railroad  companies and the city had arranged their dif-.  ferences a Chicago banking institution came to  the front with an offer to advance $5,000,000 for  the first year's expense.  Workmust begin by March 23, in accordance  "with the city ordinance covering the improvements.   It is estimated that 12,000 of the city's  unemployed will be put to work when construction is a\ its height.  WARD  FIVE MASS MEETING  A mass meeting under the auspices of the  Ward V. Liberal Association will be held in the  .Oddfellows' Kali, cor. 6th and Main streets, on  Thursday evening. March 4th, at 8 o'clock. Mr.  M. A. Macdonald will give an address and also  four members of the local association will speak  fifteen minutes each.   Seats reserved for ladies.  CHANCE  FOB  A NEW INDUSTRY  One result of the war is a famine in buttons.  About a year and a half ago Germany put  Galalith buttons, made of compressed milk, on  the market, and they quickly captured every possible branch of the dressrnaking trade by reason of their beauty and the many varieties in  which they were produced, from huge wonderful  colored solid-looking buttons for big coats to delicate, exotic small buttons for plain tailored  blouses.  Many of the most/popular plain blouses, of  ���������last season depended for decoration upon bright,  cheery-shaped buttons. This year manufacturers are menaced with the difficulty of finding  substitute.���������"Dry Goods."  VACANT LOTS  It is not too early to make plans for cultivating the vacant spaces arid unoccupied land  of our cities and towns- There will be need of  all. the produce that can be grown this year. THE WESTERN  CALL  Friay, February 26, 1915.  .H..M"i.fr'fr*������H"H^'>lI,*'fr*,M"M^*^fr  i Mount Pleasant Livery i:  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving;  Baggage, Express and Dray.   Hacks and Carriages  ,..' at all hours.  ���������x Pkene Felrment B4B  ;  Comer Broadway and Main A. F. McTfcvish, Prop.  ;   I Mt    HIMIIMM  ***** * ** * *** * * *���������** ********** ********M****************f  t  Baxter & Wright  COMPLETE HOUSE FURNISHERS  ::  !:  Cash or  Easy  i: Payments  $40000  Stock to  :  &  1 Choose    f  X  From     t  ��������� *  Come in and talk it over when looking for furniture.  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A voice calls through the mist  and  spume  Across the wide, wet, salty league of foam,  For   aid.   Whose   voice   thus 'penetrates   thy  peace ?  Whose?   Thy Mother's,-Canada,-thy  Mother's  voice.  "O. Canada!" A drum heats through the  night and day,  Unresting, eager, strident, summoning  To arms. . Whose drum thus throbs persistent?  Whoso? Old Ennland's, Canada, Old England's drum.      :  "0, Canada!" A sword gleams leaping swift to  X   strike  At foes that leap and press to kill brave men  On   guard.   Whose' ,sword   thus   gleams   fierce  death!  Whose?    'Tis Britain's, Canada, Great Britain's  sword.  "0, Canada!" A prayer beats hard at Heaven's  gate, ' .  Tearing the heart wide open to God's eye,  For righteousness. Whose-prayer thus pierces  heaven? " (  Whose? 'Tis God's prayer, Canada, Thy Kingdom Come.  "0, Canada!" What answer- make  to calling  voice and beating drum-,  To sword flash and to pleading prayer of God  For right?   What answer make my soul?  "Mother, to Thee, God, to Thy help?   Quick,  " my sword!"  ������������������������>���������������������������������������������<���������>*������*������*���������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������*������������������������������������������������������������������������<������������������������������������������������������*���������������������  IIIHflHWIIIIIH<mil>HHHHUH.HHMMI*MM  i THE WOUNDED WAR HORSE i  ������������������M 14 IM 1111111 M 11 !���������������#������������������������ I llll Ml IIIIMIIII . M Mf  ������  *  ,4  For Fresft and Cured Meats  go to ihis Old Reliable Market  It Is not excelled for Quality or Prices in Vancouver  This is the Oldest Established  Market in Vancouver, an example  of "The Survival of the Fittest"v ,  Place: Corner Broadway and Kingsway  Proprietor: FRAF^K TRIMBLE  Phone r Fairmont 257  Multitudes of our readers who  are deeply interested in the  horses used in this European  war, will be gratified to see the  following, from the London Globe  which gives an idea of the provisions made by the British government to care for its horses in  war. Accompanying the correspondence is the information that  the army council of Great Britain,  "will be grateful for the Sb^  ciety's further assistance," and  that they "approve of a fund being started by the Society for the  purchase of.hospital requisites for  sick and wounded horses."    '  "The veterinary organization  of tbe Expeditionary Force is  most complete. The arrangements made $of the care of the  horses are almost as elaborate as  those provided for the wounded  troops.  "To every division and cavalry  brigade is attached a mobile veterinary section. Each consists of  one officer and 2& trained men of  the Army, Veterinary Corps, all  mounted and fully equipped with  all the necessary ^veterinary  means. Their function is to relieve the old units of all (other  than trivially) sick and inefficient animals. They are the connecting link between - the field  units and the veterinary hospitals. The patients they obtain,  after proper first aid treatment,  are conveyed to the nearest railway and dispatched by train to  the advanced veterinary hospital,  the mobile veterinary section finding the party required to attend  to the "patients' wants during .the  railway journey.  "Then come the veterinary hospitals, ten in number, and situated at different points along the  line of communication. Each is  organized to deal'with 10������H) cases,  and has a staff of officers and  trained men of the Array Veterinary Corps. All necessary veterinarymedicines, instruments, and  surgical means for dealing with  the patients are provided. Tlie  Cases are received into the advance hospital, and from there,  after treatment, drafted, accord*  ing to their severity, to the hospitals further down the line. The  cases which end in "complete recovery are discharged to the remount department for re-issue to  the fighting troops, -but many  horses discharged' from hospital  are found to require further rest  before .they are fit for re-issue.  These are drafted0 to the convalescent horse depot.       V  "The horses are treated with  just the same care and skill as  is shown to wounded soldiers.  They are given chloroform and  other. anesthetics before they are  operated upon by skilled, officers.  The ^convalescent horse depot has  j been established in one of the  j healthiest places in France, and  it covers an area of 20 miles.  Here the patients run to grass in  small well-sheltered paddocks, receiving extra feed, and they are  under the supervision of officers  of the Army Veterinary Corps.  By this means a very large number of animals, which would otherwise be'lost to the state are saved  and again become thoroughly efficient troop-horses."   ,  totosts   wiu.   srorc>  men monuy m qaxada  Millions of. dollars which in  past years have been expended  by the people of the North American continent in tours of Europe will this year be distributed  in the United States and Canada. The great majority of the  tourists who have been from the  United' States this year will  spend their holidays and their  cash in,the United States, some  in South America, some in the'  Orient, but Canada will prove the  mecca of thousands.   Canada can of fer, scenery that  Switzerland cannot excel, the  best,fishing in the world, plentiful big and small game for hunting, good tourist hotels and first  class railway service. <  British Columbia in these . rer  spects is especially well favored.  And it is an alternate route to  and from the east to the great  world's fair at San Francisco  which will mark the formal opening of the Panama Canal, the exposition at San Diego and almost  countless conventions and other  attractions which , will this year  be held on the Pacific coast.  No opportunity to increase tourist travel this year in British  Columbia and in Canada should  be lost. X ���������  E������ BEOV&ATXOJra  Governing Timber on Dominion lands  ln Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, the  North West Territories, the Railway  Belt in the Province of British Columbia, and the tract of Three and a Half  Million Acres Located by the Dominion  in the Peace River District in British  Columbia.  latCMlMB  A license to cut timber on a tract not  exceeding twenty-five square miles in  extent may be acquired only at public  auction. A rental of $5.00 per square  mile, per annum, is charged on all tim.  ber berths except those situated west of  Yale in the Province of British Columbia, on which the rental is at the rate of  5 cents per acre. In addition to rental,  dues are charged on the timber cut at  the rates set out in section 20 of the  regulations.  * Ylmtet Veratte am* b������m  Permits may be granted in the Provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, t<f owners of portable sawmills, to cut over a definitely described  tract of land not exceeding one square  mile In extent, on payment of dues at  the rate of GO cents per thousand feet.  B.M., and subject to payment of rental  at the rate of flOO per square mile, per  annum.  ��������� n_te for l������y<wdtti',  . Any occupant of a homestead quartet  section having no timber of his own  suitable for the purpose, may, provided  he has not previously bean granted free  allowance of timber, obtain a free permit to cut the quantity of building and  fencing timber set'out ln Section 51 of  the Regulations.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy of the Minister of the Interior.  ���������rooms ot ooa& _  IMUUflOtt  Coal mining rights of the Dominion,  in\ Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta,  the Yukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portln of the Province  of British Columbia, may be leased for  a term of twenty-one years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2511 acres will be leased to one applicant.  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant in person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district in which  the rights applied for are situated.  ln surveyed territory the land must be  described by sections, ,or legal sub���������divisions of sections, and in unBurveyed  territory the tract applied for shall be  staked out by the applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of |5, which will be refunded If the rights applied for are not  available, but not otherwise. A royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the rate of 5 cents  per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of merchantable coal mined and pay the royalty thereon.   If the coal mining rights  are   not   being   operated,   such   returns  '  should be furnished at least once a year.  The lease will Include the coal mining  rights only, but/ the lessee- may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may be considered necessary for the working of the mine at tbe  rate of 110.00 an acre.  For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to  any Agent or Sub-Agent of Dominion  Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.  N.  B.���������Unauthorized    publication    of.  this advertisement will not be paid for. ���������  at nra matte* o> tbb cokpa-  XXSB> ACT  AID AMKTOXHCr  ACTS.  TAKE NOTICE that The MacDonald-  Godson Company, Limited, intends to  apply at the expiration of one month  from the date of the first publication  of this notice to the Registrar of Joint  Stock Companies that its name be  changed to "MacDonald Bros.", Engineering Works, Limited."  Dated at Vancouver. B. C, this 26th  day of November A. D. 1914.  M. ������. ttoofctoa,  Secretary  413 Oranvllle Street,  Vancouver,, B. C.   '  & CO.  We are offering this week  exceptional values in  Ingrain Papers  Now is the time to secure  your paper for your front  room, dining room or hall  and to have them done for  the least possible outlay.  Before placing your order  for Fall decorations, kindly  call or phone  S. B. Redburn ft Co.  2317 Mail Street  Phone Pair. 998  I Chew Your Food Well |  ::DONT BOLT IT DOWN I  n  Shelly's 4"X Bread is so delicious the kiddies are  tempted to swallow it in chunks. JJave them  chew their bread, as well as other foods. Shelly *s  4X Bread is rich in gluten, thus its nourishing !'  value. It is sweet and delicious. Try a slice and ] ���������  chew it for nourishment and flavor. :; ������������������  Phone Fairmont 44, and ask us to deliver to your <'  door, or ask your grocer.  iSheUy^ 4X Bread i;  <*****************************4***********4*********  South Vancouver Undertakers  Hamilton  Pros,  , i  We are foremost in our line  for Moderate Priced Funerals  67S1 Fraser Street.       Pbone: Fraser 19  ST. MICHAEI/8 CHURCH  c?r"_ ?li?a*,*ay__!,,,d Prince Edward _������%._  Services���������Morning Prayer at 1} a-m.  Sunday School and Bible claaa at 8:10  p.m.  Holy Communion every Sunday at 8 im.  Evening Prayer at 7:30 p.m.  and lat and 3rd Sundays at 11 e.m-  Rev. O. H. Wilson. Rector  APOUt!  acco  Strawberries���������50 Varieties.  Raspberries���������13 varieties.   ^  .   Seed Potatbes^-10 varieties.  Descriptive Catalogue FREE '  ���������THE LAKE VIEW FRUIT FABM"  H.   L.   McCONNELL   &   SON  ^ort Burwell - - Ontario  Ottiwa, Canada "  PRINGLE   ������XGUTHRIB  Barristers and Solicitors  >   Clwe' pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioners  Mr. Olive Pringle-- is a member of the  Bar of British  Columbia.  Citizen Building, Ottawa.  AT HOME  AT THE CLUB  ATTHEHOTEL  Ask for  I  The Health-Giving  Natural Mineral Water  Refuse Substitutes  THE HUDSON'S BAY COMPANY  SOLE  IMPORTERS  I  "'mm'"  55^agjg?'B3SS5E������Ga^5Sn5s:  BfiSH-T.SiWe'iifflKSKSEE^  ���������L&**^isrj?*_-ZZ������^XS^^~&^Z&Z^-^&lz?^^ ft������ii-^l?ei.���������������i^^  i ffefrraa^gfr 1915.  xvjXr^vx^&xX.xxv:X  ���������; -1.. -:���������; ��������� XXVX-;'::������������������;:- V vv/;;>.::,;;: ��������������������������� ;,��������� '������������������W;jk$!?>JM ^���������^^  tilll  TmVMIYC MOU������' :  X F,Vq;FV;^������RlCAN.; IDEALSfv vv:v  xxxilifF  as^  p|i;:^E;gX;;^  V ?|i_'VKiJoitiS;.;wilh\^Ucasi;fcata* ��������� c'X$ 1 ������>50 per idajr. ap;;r.  ���������. &fj V'KoCKiS' wit!.;prrvatrtatii, $2.00 per day ap ���������"���������'���������'  }S?1' V';:vV-'   V/'.".':"V; X;X-V XX- ������������������,���������.���������������������������'��������� ���������������������������.��������� ���������'���������;,  /'������������������/'  ,VIAS*~.N;������r4i~  M     Bcolfht & Slip sc'r^joMt.  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VANCOUVER, B.C.-.J  MANUFACTURERS OP  Ught and Heavy Harness, Mexican  Saddles, Closed Uppers, Leggins, etc.  ������:  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always ;;  .:.  on hand.. "        .:'.. "x  BUQGIES, WAQONS, Etc.  Leather ot all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and;  importers of Leather Goods in B. C,  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL. ?  ! '*4******************+*+4+4+4*4*4******************T*  ***4*4***4*4*4*4*4*4****+*+*+*+*********************  * FLOUR IS CHEAP  98 lb. Sack for       -      -       -      -  WE GUARANTEE THIS TO BE NO. 1 BEEAD FLOUR.  V-v*  -    $3.50 :���������?���������  "4������  ��������� ���������  Only a Pew Sticks Left.   Order at Once. o  t>'k       We have just received a carload of Shuswap Timothy ->  Hay.   This hay is fresh and green and equal to Idaho. o  Our Poultry Supplies are a revelation. VWe welcome your '!"  i    enquiries.  F. 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J'������y;gi  A Searchlight Mounted on a Motor Truck  Swiss Guides for Canadian Rockies ^"  THE WESTERN  CALL  ' Friay> Bebqiary 26, 1915.  -l'  t  HIS  BOOT  AND  SHOE   DEPARTMENT  \  Owing to ill health, Mr. Bingham finds it impossible' to carry on his present  business in the  same  proportion  as  before..   Many alterations^will take place, and the first in line will be the closing out of the Shoe Department. i ""  A*  EVERY PAIS OF BOOTS. SHOES, SLIPPERS, Etc. all Reduced Below present Market Value.   Our Stock is of the  Best.   You get a Real Bargain when you get a pair of our Boots cut in price. Lay in a supply NOW. DON'T HESITATE.  MEN'S BOOTS  Our Regular $5.00 and $6.00  Boots, now    $3.68  Our Regular $3.50 and $4.00  Boots, to clear  $2.38   .     ,     ,.   .      ..     ,  Loggers' Boots, in sizes 6,  7, 9 only; regular 5.50,  to clear at     Size 7 only,  regular $8.50;.  to clear at pair $5.60  Little Gents' Boots, sizes 5  and 5% only, regular $200;  for   $1.48  Heavy McKay Sewn Sole  Ankle Strap Slippers, 11 to  2; reg. $2.50, now $1.96  LADIES' BOOTS  Lace or Button, Kid, Patent  and Gun Metal, also Swede,  reg. $500 and $5.50.  Now ...'..' $3.68  $4.00 and $4.50 lines now on  sale at ..'. -...$2.63  $3.00 and $3-50 values, now-   .  on sale to clear at   ..$2.38  $3.50 Evening Slippers,  now    $2.68  Children's Pat. Boots, with  red top, 2 to 7%; reg. $2.  Now  $1.00  MISSES' BOOTS  Patent and Cloth top, also  patent and Kid Blucher,  reg. $3.00; now  $2.18  Misses' High Cut in patent  and tan.   Reg. $4.50;  now       $2.98  Brown Kid Button Boots.  Reg. $2.75, now     Growing* Girls' Boots, in box  calf  lace;  regular  $3.00;  now    $1.95  Sizes. 2% to 5.  Children's Bogts, Black Kid  and patent, also with  white and blue top; 2 to  iy2. Reg. $2.00. Now . .$1.35  Women's Hockey Boots, $3.  Now     $1.98  Broken lines in Girls' and  .Boys' Boots, size 8 to 10V&,  values to $2.50, now  for      $1.68  Boys' ������Boots, sizes 1 to 5.  $4.00 for $2.38  Boys'  Boots, sizes 31-2, 4,  41-2, 5. reg. to $3.00.  Now     ..$1.95  Youths' Boots, all odd lines.  Values to $3 for $1.95  Children's Ankle Strap Slip-  pers, 2 to 71-2, reg. $1.50-  Now $1.00  RUBBERS  Men's $1.10, tor 79c  Women's 75c and 85c, for 500  Boys' and Youths, 75c, for49c  . -   ���������  Pumps and Oxfords, any pr. -  on  sale  at    $1.50  ���������\  Ankle Strap Slippers and  Roman Sandles, 8 to 101-2.  reg.  $2.25,   now    $1.63  Boys'   and v Girls'   Hockey  Boots,   $2.50   and . $3.00, .  now    $1.95  MEN'S HOOKEY BOOTS  McPherson. Reg* $3.50.  Now  .$2.48  Terms of Sale  All Goods CaihXNo CO.D.   No Toy-By'b.  No Buttons fa^iirt������ during ruA hours.  CORNER   MAIN   STREET  AND  8th   AVENUE  Women's Pomps and Boots in White Cinvas; also Hisses' and Children's White Bock Boots; regular values to $3.50, to clear at $1.50 pr  BINGHAM'S  Shoes will only be exchanged for Shoes, and  only within three.days from date of purchase.  Be sure and get your Sale Slip. No Shoes exchanged without  ijjjV"  >������������������������������������������������������#���������<  >���������������������������������������������������������������  WHERE GERMANY FEELS A SHORTAGE  ���������.ii  V.O'i  LAO* OF OOP?** JtATjqO_TB  food to smaf LP  ______   X'.'y  The London Times publishes Jin article by a  correspondent who it describes as "one of the  first living authorities on the statistics and use  of copper."   X ���������>   '   '  The writer discusses Germany'srequirements  of the metal and the probable effecton the  course of the war. -.He calculates that  the amount of copper fired away hy tbe German  armies each day and not recovered reaches 309  tons or in round numbers 113,000 .toft* a yea*r-  Germany herself- produces 26,000 tons annually  in times of. peace. Allowing for the possibility  of'ber being able to increase .this output by,'40  per cent, and, blowing also for 4000 tons from  Austria, the total output from the two empires  is 40,000 tons. .    s   ;  , i'Now, continues the correspondent, in spite  of the fact that Germany has for years been preparing for this war and has probably laid by  huge stores of copper, it is apparent that already  she is feeling the pinch. She is making: efforts  tc obtain this metal from. ,any quarter and at  any cost. The price of copper in Germany has  increased 200 per pent sinpe the commencement,  pf the war.   ,     v -, . "   . X    >ra  '"Phis situation wi]|; hppome every- day more  strained, for the war wity pot continue upon the  same scale as heretofore put will he more and  more 'expensive in men and ammunition. ,TJ������?  artillery is being' couniantly increased and we  niiiiu luily of ibe British forces has still to come  to the trout. To the increase of firing, Germany  must respond in equal measure.  "The conclusion is obvious. If while the con-'  .sumption of copper increases England and  France police the seas with the utmost vigilance  so that no copper at all can reach Germany, awfe  Austria) the fate of those empires seem certain.  No sentiment of false humanity should interfere":  , with the chief duty of the police ships, for the  more'rigid the police,.the shorter the war."  illTGJHBAT AND BEHSEWW '    X   WASTE OF FOOP IN B, 0.  Great is the power of prejudice. While thousands in Europe are on the verge of starvation,  hundreds of thousands of pounds of perfectly  good food in the form of the Chum or Qualia  salmon, locally known as dog salmon, were allowed to rot on the banks of the Fraser river  last fall. Mr- Martin Monk, chairman of the  fisheries committee, made this statement in presenting his annual report to the Board of Trade  Friday, night, in which he urged that next year  a concerted effort be made to induce the Provincial and Dominion" governments .to take up  this question and endeavor to introduce the so-  called inferior grades of salmon on the foreign  market, canned or cured. Last year some attempt was made to this end, the fisheries committee of the board proposing that the government should supply salt and barrels, and the fishermen of the Fraser agreeing to put them up at  10 cents a fish, or about 21-2 cents a pound,  landed in England for four cents a pound, and  would doubtless have formed a welcome addition  to the food supplies. The proposal, however,  failed to materialize, and the fish rotted as before. ' .  Mr. Monk asserts that the food value of dog  salmon is equal to that of cohoes, although not  so attractively colored, and that 'the fishermen  themselves prefer them to cohoes or any other  fall salmon.Yet such is the prejudice against  them outside of the uninitiated, that even the  convicts in the penitentiary refuse them. On  the other hand, they are frozen and shipped east,  where they sell for 10 to 12 cents per pound.  There was an unusually large run of dog salmon  last year, and had they been salted and shipped  to Britain they would have provided a market  for fish which had to be thrown away, which  have been of great benefit to the fishermen.  WHEAT FROM RUSSIA  TO   FEED   THE   ALLIES  the vast supplies of cereals now hoarded up in  An important result of the conference of the  ministers of finance of Great Britain, France  and Russia in Paris is, according to an article  by Dr. E. J. Dillon, in The Daily Telegraph, that  Russia will" be ~ sold"and convened, to western  Europe' by way of Archangel and Vladivostok.  The cost of conveyance will be cut down to the  lowest limits by the . introduction of special  freights. This reduction in the cost of. transportation, taken together with the low prices of  foodstuffs which now rule in Russia and the ex^.  ceptionally abundant crops in Siberia, will enable  the exporter to sell corn to the allies at rates  which cannot hut have a beneficial effect on the  markets generally from the consumer's point of  view-  "As long as Russia had to keep her foodstuffs within her owit, boundary other corn-  growing countries," Dr. Dillon remarks, "had  it in their power to raise prices to their hearts'  content. But once the allies find it to their  advantage to draw on Russia's granaries supply  and demand will tend to be equalized, and foodstuffs will become proportionately cheaper."  This   transaction,   which   was   unanimously  agreed upon by the three ministers, will have,  the.further effect of lightening the burden of  Russia's indebtedness and of contributing to a  better rate" of exchange.  ____________________ ������  THE WEEK'S WAR NEWS  (Continued from page one)  On the Western front the news that interests  Vancouver most is that our Canadian boys have'  been in the trenches, and under a galling fire  have acquitted themselves as we had expected.  The war will now come home to us with a new  interest.  The f.irst week of the "paper blockade" has  gone by, and the Admiralty have issued a statement showing 1381 arrivals and sailings from  British ports since blockade began, and that only  8 British ships, ^,11 of them small and slow, have  been sunk by the Germans-. This makes, the,  blockade a farce -and the German action worthy  of pirates.  As an evidence that the Admiralty believe  the submarine attack has been mastered���������they  have authorized resumption of the day sailings  of cross-channel passenger steamers.  All New York sailings have been postponed  owing to strike, not, as had been reported, owing  to Admiralty orders.  VARIETY OF FOOD  MAKES HENS LAY  Variety of feed is what fills  the winter egg basket. Corn  three times a day as a rule builds  up fatty tissue, makes hens lazy  and reduces profit.  , " Animpl food, groundsoo_d and  a generous supply of, green stuff  produce the best results for laying fowls," says J. G. Halpin,  head of the poultry department  of tfte University of Wisconsin.'v  The exercise so needful for,  poultry can be provided in winter by working the grain ration  well into the litter of fresh  straw, that should be provided as  a. carpet, on1 the- feeding floors;  A good variety of grain,should  be provided, ponae, corn, wheat,,  oats and barley mixed together,  or fed alternately, makes a satisfactory* ratfon.    / -  A grain ration'for winter use.  that has giyn good results at the  experiment station farm consists  "of two "parts "corn;- two parts  wheat, one part oats and one part  barley.  - It is recommended that the  ground feed be placed in a Biaall  mash box or trough where the  hen can have ready access to it.  The following mixture of ground  feeds is considered1 to be quite  satisfactory': One.hundred lbs-  bran, 100 lbs..middlings, 100lbs.  ground corn, 50 lbs. mealt  sprouts, 50 lbs. meat scraps, and  sufficient salt. During the fall  and winter about 25��������� pounds of  oil moil should be added to this  mixture. Where these feeds, cannot be had, others of a like nature may be substituted, the main  idea in all instances being to get  a wide variety.  Buttermilk and odds and ends  from the kitchen, and such green  food as cabbage, alfalfa, silage,  and turnips are great aids to  egg production. Not only more  eggs, but eggs rich in protein and  high in vitality with firm shells  are likely to result where proper  thought is given to feeding systems. '  EARLY LAYING  A very interesting observation  has recently been made by J.  Wilson, of the department of agriculture and technical institution in Ireland. At the Minister Institute, Cork, Ireland, an  egg laying competition was conducted in which Mr. Wilson observed that a hen's total yield for  the year could be predicted from  her yield a few weeks after she  had begun to lay- In giving the  records for, twenty-four hens, 8  of which were very good, 8 medium arid 8 poor layers, it is observed that the good layers lay  C. P. R. STEAMSHIP  CONTROL CHANGED  ,         #  Announcement Blade at Montreal  That Ocaon-Going Ships Will  Be Under .Separate Coy.  Sir Thomas Sbaugbnessy, pre-  sident of. the ,C. P. ft., has made  the following statement this  week: '-   ,  , "The company is operating  fleets of steamships on the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, and on  the Pacific coast, as well asvon  the Great Lakes and other inland waterways of Canada. These  latter are connecting luaks _be-,  twee'n 'different, sections" of the  railway line and are, therefore,  essentially a portion of the .railway transportation system, and  it is not proposed f^ change' their  status. The ocean fleets are,  however, in a different class, en:  gaged in competition, with outside fleets, plying between Canada and other portions of the  world. - The - company proposes  to transfer these ships to a steamship company with, which the  business relations, will be. the  same as they are with outside  steamship lines that exchange traffic with. the railway company.  "Heretofore, all expenditures  for the acquisition and construction of these ocean steamships  were made by the railway company and included in , the liabilities in its balance sheet- Hereafter, it is proposed that the  steamship company shall itself  secure the required .money for  these purposes by the issue of its  own securities. The ownership  and control of the steamship company will remain with the Canadian Pacific Railway Company,  but the management and operation of the steamship lines will  be vested in the board cf directors of the Canadian Pacific  Service, Limited. It is only another step in the direction of. eliminating from the direct operations of the railway company  items that do not relate to the  railway property itself."  rather regularly at the start, only missing one day at a time, and  that this rate was kept up for at  least eight or ten weeks. The  medium layers, on the other hand  did not lay as consistently, but  missed several days at a time,  and laid every day for a few  weeks only. The poor layers laid  practically no eggs, and what few  they do lay are laid very irregularly. It is stated that the  "great value of the observation  lies in this���������that the' breeder  knows before the setting season  begins, the grades to which his  pullets belong and he can infer  therefrom the parents' grades in  some cases."  MUCH COTTON MOVING  , For the last two weeks immense  quantities of cotton destined for  the Russian empire, where much  of it will be used in the manufacture of uniforms and other  war equipment, have been pour-  inginto Seattle and Tacoma- The  vessels of the Russian Volunteer  Fleet, the Nippon Yusen Kaisha,  the Osaka Shosen Kaisha,' and  the Royal Mail Line will carry  the cotton to 'the Orient, most of  it going direct to Vladivostok  and the remainder being transshipped in Japanese ports. Practically all the trans-pacific  freighters are loading capacity  cargoes for the outward voyage,  the cotton movement serving to  fill up the space not occupied by  the regular trans-pacific freight.  Germany Wants Money  The imperial government of  Berlin has decided to issue a second five per cent, war loan. This  will be open for subscriptions  from Feb. 27 to March 19, and  will take the form of five per  cent. Imperial bonds and five per  cent- exchequer bonds. Interest'  will run from July 1st.  By a vote of three to one'the  city commission of Portland passed an ordinance fixing three dol-.  lars as the minimum wage for la-1  borers engaged in city work in_L  Portland and providing that 8J  hours shall constitute a day'sfrJ  work in the city service.  TIMBER SALB X 866  Sealed Tenders will be received  by the Minister of Lands not later  than noon on the 15th day of April,  1915, for the purchase of Licence X  356, to cut 14,203,000 feet of cedar,  hemlock and balsam, on an area  adjoining Lot 928, Gilford Islan"'  Range   One,   Coast   District.        *f  .  Five   (5)   years   will   be   allowed  for removal  of  timber.    - -  Further   particulars   of   the   Chief'  Forester,   Victoria,   B.   C. ���������������.  ���������9,  TIMBER  SALE  X  Sealed Tenders will be received by I  the Sinister of- Lands not later than-'  noon on the 1,2th day of April,/1915,^.  for the purchase of Licence X 360, tod  cut 4,933,000 feet of Douglas fir, hem-  Ipck and cedar,,on an area being expired T. L. .37126, Port Neville, Range  One, Coast District.  Three (3) years wUl be allowed fo?j  removal of timber.  Farther   particulars   of   the   Chief  Forester, Victoria, B. O.  *r*9*^nye*r*\m*ee ef9w*w9*w *mp vW  Sealed Tenders Will fee received byi  the Minister of La'tfds not later tbiml  noon on the 12th day of April, 19J5,  for the purchase of Licence X 366, to  cut 5,800,000 feet of jprtrce, cedar, hemlock and balsam fir, on Lot 1101, lying i  west of JCwalate i!,Pointr. Range one,(  Coaat District. J  Three (3) years will be allowed fori  removal of timber;  Further particulars of tbe Chief Forester, Victoria, B. C. /]  WATB* NOTICE ���������        ,   U  TAKE NOTICE that Joseph Astley,  whose address is 4423 Slocan Street, _  Vancouver, fc. C, will apply for a 1  license to take and use five cubic feet  per second and to store about 250,000  gallons out of an unnamed .creek to be,  henceforth known as Astley Creek,"  which flows south-westerly and drains  into the sea about lty miles north of  the southern point of tbe west coast  of Texada Island, Province of British'  Columbia. The storage dam will be  located on or near the north-west  corner of Lot 339, Group 1, on the  said Texada Island. The capacity of  the reservoir i_ not yet determined.  The water will be diverted from tbe  stream at or near the north-west  corner of Lot 339 aforesaid and will  be UBed for mining, steam, power and  storage purposes upon the land described as Lot 339 aforesaid and elsewhere. This notice was posted on the  ground on the 14th day of December,  1914. A copy of this notice and an  application pursuant thereto, and fo  the Water Act, 1914, will be filed in  the office of the Water Recorder at  Vancouver, B. C. Objections to the  application may bo tiled with the said  Water Recorder or with the Comptroller of Water Rights, Parliament Build-  jngs, Victoria, B. C, within 30 days  after the first appearance of this  notice*, in a local newspaper. The date  of the first publication of this notice  is   13th   January,   1915.  JOSEPH ASTLEY,  ��������� Applicant.  LAND ACT  New Westminster Land District,  District of Texada Island.  ���������PAKE NOTCE that I, Joseph Astley,  * of Vancouver, occupation engineer,  intend to apply for permission fo lease  the following described foreshore for  docking purposes: Commencing at a  post planted about one and a half  miles from the southern point (on the  east side) of Texada Island, Jthence  following the shore line in a northwesterly direction__to the head of an  unnamed bay (henceforth to be known  as Astley Bay), thence following the  shore line around the bay to the east  side, thence south-east for about 750  feet.  Dated January 20th,  1915.  l JOSEPH   ASTLEY.  HgfflSjLg-^iT^^vc^ ^X^  - .r-sr  ���������z-   /^-V"-~-  -*���������-=*������-t������������������K.  &.-*:=. ~-'-���������*���������"-���������-'-* ^    ������. *


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