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 t  // v  r'' ���������- i .���������.  'V'      ,'.  <4>      * '? , ,     i'  ,- ''��������������� xxx  Published in the interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  Volume VI.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA; FRIDAY, MARCH 12, 1915  5 Cents Per-Copy/  No. 44.  WV-z  TRADE COMMISSIONER  WILL ASSISt THE  B. C. LUMBER MILLS  THE Minister of. Lands, on Wednesday made  gratifying statement that Mr. H. R. Mac-  Millan is to proceed to Australia in the  interest of the export trade in! British Columbia  plumber.   He said that Mr. MacMillan had been  j named for the position by the Victoria Board  'iof. Trade and the Coast Lumbermen's Association, as it is popularly called.   How these two  bodies came to be consulted in a matter of this  kind may be worth-relating.  I     It will be recalled that last Autumn word  |was received that the Australian government had ���������  placed  a large  order  ftir  Douglas  fir in  San  |,Praricisco.   Dr. Young was at that time Acting  Premier, and, on the matter being brought to his  attention, he'.entered into, correspondence with  'the   proper   authorities  and   learned   that   the  statement was at least premature.   Tbe. council  'of the Yictoria Board of Trade thereupon appointed a special committee to inquire into this and  other matters relating^ to the export of our lumber.   One of the matters first taken up was the  Rcondition   of   our   trade   with   Australia,   and,  '(jfetfter full inquiry, it was apparent that what was  jneeded was either a comprehensive recipricity  j'treaty with Australia or a preferential on Can-  .adiah lumber.   A comprehensive report on the  i-subject was  forwarded  to  Sir George  Poster,  r, Minister of Trade^and Commerce, as well as to  the provincial government and the B. C. Lumber  and  Shingle   Manufacturers'  Association.      A  j very complimentary reply was received from the  minister, but it was evident that, owing to the.  conditions arising out of the war, action would  have to be postponed for the time being.   A request from the minister that the board and the  association should join in recommending some  \names of. persons from among whom a commissioner could be,selected.   The lumbermen suggested Mr. MacAjUUan; the government .consented  to his acceptance of the positioriXthe Board of  Trade concurred in the recommendation, which  f^as telegraphed to Ottawa, and Ihe appointment  was at once made, Mr. MacMillan, being notified  telegraph. _ The whole, transaction was car-  ������ec| tHrdugh" witH great expedition.  The choice of Mr. McMillan for this post is  i/a great compliment to him and a signal recognition of his fitness and general ability.     This  is especially the case as his nomination emanated  from the lumbermen, whose relations with him  Shave sometimes been rather strenuous, for, as  ihead of the Forestry Branch, he has been vigorous i nenforcing every land regulation which he  [ihas been called upon to administer.  fe  PROVINCIAL ELECTIONS TO  BE HELD EARLY IN MAY  Attorney-General Denied Story of Break with Premier���������Vancouver Against Further Concessions to Railway-���������Government Reconsidering Plans  It is-announced from Victoria that the Provincial election will not be held on April 10th.  The reason given officially is the difficulty of meeting the new situation created by redistribution. In any case the province will be given a respite from election excitement, and those  who have the party interest most at heart are hopeful that there will be a thorough re-organization of the. government and a very carefully considered policy announced as to the "future.  Vancouver certainly, and we believe also the province at large, is definitely against making  new concessions to the railroads, and any further fielp,that may have to be given to complete  the present systems now 'under way must carry with^them a definite and assured quid pro quo  for the money received. , '       .    '   '"        ''''  Y  The Canadian contingent has again been dis*  l tinguishing itself at the front* and the daily  ^asuaityXlistv^s growing  lis with a new emphasis the fact that ''Canada  ivis-'at war.'X.:X- .y���������������������������--. '"������������������.-  The news from the western battle line indicates a steady pressure upon the enemy and  ^withoutexception the news is good and the gains  In some instances- quit important.   Especially is  ll'this true in the region east of Lille,   perhaps the  I; most significant itera is the despatch which iridi-  [, cates the massing of a large British force in  southern^ Alsace.,.  i ������������������':���������������������������������������������'... .-���������'������������������'���������:' ������������������������������������'���������     .-,���������������������������  In Poland the tide of battle swings back and  forth without decisive "features, except that the  f) Grand Duke holds all his main positions against  every effort of. his most alert and vigorous oppon-  |, ent.   The battle line is still near enough to Warsaw to make it interesting for the people of the  ^Polish capital and von Hinderburg is credited  njwith the intention of making a new drive di-  wrectly at Warsaw, having concentrated his forces  fwith   marvellous   rapidity   on   the   old   battle  ground a little to the southwest.  The struggles in Bukovina, Silesia and the  jj- Carpathians .continues with unabated savagery  and generally in favor bf the Russians, but yet  'without decisive victory.     > X  Servia and Montenegro are grappling a new  enemy-rrtyphoid-r-that seems to have broken out  I/in the prison camps and is; said to be spreading  [v horribly.  *- The neutrals, armed to the teeth, still stand  ���������shivering on the brink���������afraid to launch away.  [���������and the main interest of the week's news still  centers around the bombardment of the Tur-  jkish forts in the Dardanelles:  9. J The forts at the entrance have been demolished on both sides and the straits swept of mines  as far up as the narrows.  All this week the' great fleet has been pound-  iing way at the "impregnable" string of forts  'that line the narrows, and it is officially reported  J.'that "good progress is,being made."   An eyewitness, who, standing on Mt. Hios, island of  Tenedbs, viewed the bombardment, describes the  Lsight as magnificent "beyond all description."  (������������������It is hard to conceive what it must be when great  *> shells weighing a ton apiece, arrive at the rate  | of one a minute, screaming j.s they come per-  (Continued on page  four)  THE CIVIC ELECTIONS  IT is regrettable that again a third man has  projected himself into the - civic cam-  paigtiX '     v  There is often a chance to render better service by: keeping ;out of the way than by pressing  to the Cfront with untimely offers of service or  bids for position.  The thinking electorate will perhaps take  this into consideration and keep to the question,  of whether there shall be a mayor who was  not, and judging by the general slowness of the  times and thf few opportunities of acquiring'  quick liquid assets, who probably .is not really  qualified, or a man who has served the city  well, albeit with more kicks than half, pence;  and who though not the most popular citizen in  the city> perhaps, has, nevertheless, the confidence  of the silent vote of the city.  That Hepburn's meetings will be somewhat  disorderly .may be looked for, for there will be  the "claque" of the other side present. Mr. Hepburn has against him the noisiest element of the  city, and on the principle of the unspanked  youngster who learns that he has-only to yell  loud enough and long enough to get what he  wants, these rooters will yell loud and long to  prevent the losing of their desired end.  The silent yojtej however, should be Jittje disturbed as to this matter. " ' k '    -'    ' X  k  '-' - Sympathy has been  expressed for the  unseated mayor, on the ground that having won-  the seat he should be allowed to keep it.  There is something in this.as to Mr. Taylor's  late opponents,' and we are glad that������ there are  none of Mr. Taylor's late opponents in the  field- . They are playing the  game.  With Alderman Hepburn the case is different.   Mr. Taylor appears to have challenged Mr.  Hepburn to contest on the floor tof the council  from the first, and Mrr Hepburn is entirely justified in transferring the contest to the polls the  Vway having been opened for him.  V No citizen, therefore, is in any sense called  upon.in.this fight to vote for the late incumbent  ; of the chair on account of sympathy.  The city cannot; afford to  continue its activities by the; expenditure of capital.   By that  -nroaUrthere-iiHue vitable bankruptcy whether the -  spenclthrift be an individual, a firm, a city, or a  ���������.Ration. v<X-  Mr. Taylor, in his full dinner pail cry, ap-  {jeajs to outline the purpose of filling it by  spending the capital of the city.  He appears to be experienced in what this  line of action results'in, and the owners of property in this city should-think twice before entrusting him, with the civic purse strings lest  the contents be squandered also,     i  As to the best man to entrust with the moral  welfare of the city to, we believe Hepburn is  the safest, and shall vote accordingly.  X:It will be a bad thing for the city when  electionsare decided by the vote of the persons  who hope to get support from the treasury, and  not by the persons who contribute the contents  of the treasury.  THE BEEVE OF SOUTH VANCOUVER  The Western Call sympathizes with Edward  Gold, reeve of South Vancouver. During a period of mental aberration the Western Call made  certain allegations as regards Mr. Gold's unfitness for the position bf. reeve, but never in our  most excited moments did we even contemplate  describing him as a vagrant, a loose character, a  profane man and a user of obscene languge.  And the irony of it is that these accusations,  come from those who have formerly supported,  him. -     X  CITY MARKET CHANGES  After three or' four' efforts it has' been found  that the market located in this section of the city  is an absolute failure as a market,-''commission  depot or warehouse. The market' clerk has  resigned, and the city fathers are spending considerable time in devising some method of making it serve the purpose originally intended. A  sub-committee has been appointed to present  suggestions at a meeting this afternoon which  should either do .away with this proposition or  bring it to the. point of giving some of the  ^privileges of a market  r;;; Mr. R. C. Abbott, market commissioner of the  "provincial government, in the Fraser Valley, has  frTtesCntect a list of suggestions as follows: * -  X;Do away with the stalls in front of the  market building, have the front as open as possible, offices in front of the building, the space  tjbat is~now used in front by the chicken men to  :be put in decent shape and'used for the fruit and  garden vegetable section;  '^y That a portion of the building be set aside  y^k> farmersj ��������� 4  ,,.    \ -* ��������� ��������� ~ ,, .  t '" Thai; all consignments of ��������� fruit and produce  received by the market .and to be sold by the  market be-numbered consecutively immediately  on receipt, and registered in a daily receipt book  setting forth, the condition of produce on arrival  and any other particulars deemed necessary;'  That weekly statements' be sent out to all  consumers; '  That auction sales be cut out and produce  displayed from the floor of. the market, and that  the price be set at a figure that, will return to the  producer as much nett as he would get gross  .wholesale, and the consumer would still be saving 25 to 50 per cent, on his purchase;    *���������  That farmers be allowed to sell meals on farmers' days at the market, that is, in any shape  -he  chooses;      -     ���������   - -.-    -    That one day a week be set aside as farmers'  day;  That the management use every endeavor to  dispose of the produce quickly, and that it keep  large shippers informed with the condition pf the  market in order not to have same glutted with  any one commodity;  That the committee endeavor to obtain special rates from the transportation companies for  farmers attending the market on farmers' day;  That an' endeavor be made to arrange with  the B. C. E. R. to sell market day tickets, these  to be arranged so that any person paying the  full fare to attend the market would receive  return ticket free, good for a limited time:  These suggestions are of vadlue in inducoing  the farmer to come to the market with his produce, but will be of little value if the goods cannot be sold. If the market had been of any  service in the past to the consumer, it would  have been noticed first in Mount Pleasant,, but it  must be admitted that very little of the business  of he market in the past has been through residents of this district. It is a recognized fact  that the market is not in a location to cater to  the public public with convenience so that the  first effort of the market committee should be  to arrange if possible a stop-over ticket with the  transportation companies, then. if the market  has any advantages for the consumer the results will soon be apparent.  The pernicious influence of the moving picture show" has been a matter of frequent illustration, but, what with supervision of construction of theatres and the class of entertainment  provided, a notable change for the better is recorded. The latest thing is to find the "movies" helping the cause of temperance.  Liquor dealers in a number of places in the  United States are finding that the establishment  of a moving picture show near a saloon seriously  hurts the trade', .of the saloon, and cases are  cited where saloons have been pushed right out  of business in this way. As a result, the liquor  people are organizing to fight the picture show,  and signs are not wanting in Canada, too, thalT  the saloon-keeper is becoming really afraid of the  show.     .   .  Some of the films shown at the theatres have  had great influence in hurting the liquor business, so much so that the company circulating  Jack London's powerful story of the evils of in-'*  temperance, '' John Barleycorn" was offered  $25,000 by liquor dealers to have it suppressed in  one state. This particular film has not yet come  to Canada, and it can be safely* concluded that  the saloon people do not want it to come. Any  energies directed to seeing that it did come would  be "well spent in these times when temperance  forces in Canada are concentrating to tak local  advantage of the world-wide change of sentiment  towards the alcohol question.  LOAN COMPANIES  DO NOT APPROVE  MORATORIUM BILL  Great efforts are being made on behalf of  the Loan Companies to prevent a moratorium being put into force.  There appears, moreover, to be a dispoaitioii l���������  legislative quarters to listen favorably to these  representation!.  There seems to be a fear that if the companies are debarred from carrying ont the drastic clauses of the mortgages, there will be less  money to be borrowed later on.  Or perhaps there is an idea that, to prevent  mortgage sales would be to deal dishonorably,  with the mortgagee!. ������  Are these things sot .,/  We think Not. .'   X.  Money will not always seek investment where  the security is good and the rate of interest  high. Andythat Vancouver will offer for many  years to come, perhaps always. .The fear that  money will not be later available for loans in -  Vancouver appears, therefore, to,be not well  founded. The trained business mind' at the head  of such companies will., think none the less of  the securities offered them because the investments of the original owners are guarded as well  as their own. .,,.,���������  . As to the second point that it would .not be  strictly honorable.   ,  There is certainly no foundation for this  thought. The men who have developed ancl invested the initial expense of, purchase and  : construction of properties have to take the loss  incident to the < war that is' going on as part  of. the price paid for empire.  If in the course of things \ their values permanently disappear, they must take the loss  as their contribution .to ;the war.  Before them'come'the mortgagees.     These  have the cream of the investment.- Tfceir inter-  , est is made sure'whether the owner finds a profit  ,or a loss. -..,.,  THeir loan*,, have .be,ep.��������� so conservative Jn  amount and so hedged about by covenant^ that  theji' are safe. Or if theyyare not, then their  own officers are to Warn*.  Further, if loss comes to them over a loan on  any property, they do not accept the loss, but  bind it upon the shoulders of the mortgager.  Now if under the present circumstances they  are allowed to press mortgage sales of properties  to secure cash repayments of principal during  these war conditions, then they are absolutely  refusing to bear their part of the strain, and  thus no individual or company should be allowed to do. But as it ensures that in the present  condition the market will not yield enough to  pay in cash a fair mortgage, these companies will  be able to take away the properties mortgaged  for a small percentage of its value, and ������tUl bold  the mortgager under tlie covenants of the mortgage for the balance.  But, it is argued, the mortgager was aware of  this when he obtained the mortgage.' <-  We say that the mortgager was not aware  of this at tbat time.  He was aware of the risk he ran under ordin->  ary conditions. But he was not aware, neither  was any man, of the abnormal-conditions about  to fall.  It is said that these things may be trusted  to the companies, they will be reasonable.  We reply that already the companies have  swept away many a man's property and still  hold a millstone around his neck after the property has been dissipated  We say further that no government of any  country has a right to hand the protection of the  men of that country over to an outside corporation.  Tax Sales  The tax sales of property under present circumstances are an outrage.  If ^property were being sold for its assessed  value it would nof be so bad, perhaps not bad  at all. ^s-  ' But property is assessed low as a rule.  The rate of taxes is, say twenty mills to the  dollar on the assessed value. The sale for taxes  comes on at the end of two years. That is to  say, there are forty mills, or four per cent.,  of the assessed value of the land due for taxes.  For this pittance .the municipalities are busy  selling land;  Again; the costs of these sales are often much  in excess of the amount owing for taxes.  These things are, and therefore are supposed  to have some show of right about them.  But they are an abomination.  There are many ways by'which the municipality could protect itself. By borrowing and  charging interest against the land for instance  until the amount in arrears is something more  than nominal. By suit in the county court so  that a judge might declare and decide as to  whether the sale ought to take place. But the  present mode spells small minds handling the  i matter.  (Continued on page four) y  .0'  the "Western call  Friday, March 12, 1915.  X  It Costs No Mora  To Dress In  Style  The secret ia to knew Sow-  No drew ia ao exponaire ������a the one you  inake and never wear becauee you are dia*  appointed in ita appearance, fit. atyle, etc.  Why take chanoea>  Select your etylaa freaa  Pictorial  Review  Patterns  today, absolutely,  the best patten  Ja America.  CmimmMM  ia.  Visit our  Pattern  OapMtiaeit,  Cortim������ (071  I.*     "  See Ithe  fashion mm  Vor Spring.;  tnd the MARCH r'&tte.Vii* as* oa aak  FOUR  MONTHS FOR  FORMATIONS OF A FLEET  By W. A.  Ellis  25c  Any day next week ,you can  get four months' subscription to the  pictorial lieyEiw  for only 25 cents, and until  further notice we will have  a subscription week each  month.  Selling Out Our Shoe  Pepartment  Some further Big Cash Be-  ductiona  Special Waist Sale, each 49c  Special Corset Sale, pair 68c  (Odd sizes)  Special values in Whitewear  Visit tho Upstairs  See all ow Wfodowa  BINGHAM'S  Coy, Main aqfl 8th Ave.  Strawborrtee���������50 vartftta.   HaspbtKlM���������IS varieties'. _   .    _  Seed 7ot������tof���������������10 varieties.  OescriptlYf Catalofue FftHS ,  "TIP3 &AS? ymw TaW* FAUM"  H. J,.  McOOKNmj-  *  SON  Fort BumU ���������. Ontario  Ottawa, Canada  PRINOL*  &  GUTHRIE  Barriatere and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Oitistn Building, Ottawa  Our first line of defence recognizes certain broad rules upon  which the movements of the fleet  during active service, or peace  manoeuvres, are based, the\ chief,  of which I will endeavour to  mention.  For instance, if our battleships  were advancing against the German fleet for the purpose of a  decisive engagement, it is quite  ly likely that their formation  would be as shown in the first illustration. A glance at this  sketch will show that the warships steam one behind the other  in a straight line, A, A.; while  ahead of the main line of ships,  and stretching out to port ahd  starboard, a formation of cruisers resembling a fan, B.B., is  thrown forth. ( These are used a,s  scouts, and any information as  to the whereabouts of the enemy  would be quickly signalled back  from the cruisers to the battleships.  This' formation"<��������� is known  amongst naval men as "Single  Line Ahead;" but whether it  would be maintained in actual  battle must depend, of course,  upon the always altering conditions under which the" foe is met.  .���������:'��������������������������� aM.    ��������� ���������'��������� X .-..  j^-jK'JuL  vessels were broadside on to E.  Many of the shots would fall on  one side or the other of the ship.  Now let us suppose that the  British fleet had met and beaten  her opponents.' The ships of the  enemy take to flight B, Sketch  3 (that is exactly what the Germans did in the North Sea fight)  The question is how shall the  British pursue them? For such  a situation there is a recognized  formation which would be probably adopted,and was adopted by  Admiral Beatty in his recent  fight, since it has peculiar advantages for this particular style  of fight.  This formation is called "Bow  and Quarter Line," and fleet A  in the sketch is steaming forward  in this way.  From this sketch, you will see  that the ships are arranged behind one another, so that looking  at the picture sideways they resemble a set of steps.  The advantage of such a line  for purposes of. pursuit is that  every vessel in the line can pound  fleet B unimpeded by the ship immediately ahead of her, the lines  of fleet A's gunnery being shown  by the small dots. Again, if it  were necessary for any single  vessel in line A to turn aside  from the general line of pursuit,  she Tyould be able to do so  without hampering her sister  ships.'  ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������> ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������4������*������**'t'������������* j  4>  4*  > >  4*  > >  +  4 >  i������  4 ���������  44  4 *  4*  4 ���������  4*  4  4  4*  < >  44  ���������.  ��������� >  ��������� _  ���������I  TIMBER SALE X 356  Sealed Tenders will be received  by thec Min^Ur(.pf, Lands not later  than noon on the' 15th day of April,  1915, for iVi. purchase of Licence X  356, to cut 14,203,000 feet of cedar,  hemlock and balsam, on an area  adjoining Lot 928; Gilford Island,  Range    One,    Coast    District.  -Five    (5)    years    will    bo    allowed  for   removal   of   timber.  ���������  Further - particulars   of   the    Chief  Forester,  .Victoria,   B.. C. ���������  Another' formation is shown in  sketch 2. It is called "Line  Abreast,'' and consists, as you  eian See, in ah arrangement of  bAtt^isbips,;./''A.B;C.I);>: drawn up  broadside on to each other, all  steering ju* the direction B.; For  this formation a regular distance  of-twelce Jiundred feet between  each ship must be maintained.  "lane Abreast"Xvould be ad-  oyttedv during the course of cer  tain manoeuvres, but not in an  action at sea, as the vessels would  suffer badly.     Say, for example,  that the enemy's ships were at  the other end of the letter E iu  sketch 2, the position of the vessels A.B.C.P., are highly favourable to hostile gunners.       For  strange as it may seem to you, it  is easier to hit a ship when her  bow   is   pointing   towards   you  that when she is broadside on, and  for this reason. To aim straight  with our modern naval guns is  fairly easy; to obtain the exact  range  is  a  more  difficult  matter..  Jt,' therefore,, follows   that  guns which  are  aimed straight  from points JJ in the sketch, will  certainly  hit  the i ships  formed  "Line Abreast," whereas, if the  Jdn.  .liXiJbfc''  J**'  ������w  e  1  ���������  1  i  ������  i  In addition to the above formations, that known as '' Column  of Divisions" may also be mentioned to obtain this add another  line" of ships to the " single/line  ahead" shown in the first sketch,  ' ��������� column of divisions' X consists  of two lines of battleships stemming parallel to one another^ Of  these the first ship, of-the* port  and starboard line carry the flags  of the first and second in command of. the fleet respectively,  and the otber ships) follo^r the  course set by the,flagship,  From these particulars you will  be.able to gam a rough idea of  the system upon which-a fleet's  movements at sea are regulated.  What formations will be adopted  in a modern sea encounter It is  impossible to foretell; but before  long I hope we shall gain much  more information with regard to  naval warfare, in face we are  getting it day by day;X  The Germans' appear to have  learned something of "our "methods  at sea, and this is the reason they  Srefer to remain like rats in a  ole, rather than come Out aid  face us like sailors and men. But,  believe me, the inventive genius  of the Britisher .will soon devise  some means of launching destruction at these ships, even within  their mine  locked harbours.  RAILWAY NOTES  TIMBER   SALE   X   3S0  Sealed Tenders will be received, by  the Minister of Lands not later than  noon on the 12th day of April, 1915,  for the purchase of Licence X 360, to  cut 4,933,000 feet of Douglas fir, hemlock and cedar, on an area being expired T. L. 37126, Port Neville, Range  One, Coast District.  Three (3) years will be allowed for  removal of timber.  Further .particulars of the Chief  Forester,   Victoria,  B.   C.  TIMBER SALE X 366  Yesterday morning the Pacific  Great Eastern Railway instituted  a regular train service between  Squamish and Lillooet, a distance  of 120 miles. Three mixed freight  and passenger trains will be operated each way three times a  week, leaving:;Squamish northbound on Monday, Wednesday  and Friday, at 1 p.m. Southbound  from-Lillooet the trains will leave  at 2.15 p.m. Tuesdays,' Thursdays and Fridays. Connections  with Vancouver are made by boat  leaving the terminal city at 9.15  each morning, returning about 6  o'clock in the ' afternoon.  Mr. Arthur Whitnall, general  passenger agent in the Great  Northern's Vancouver offices, announces that the company had  selected today as its salmon day.  Salmon will be served in various  ways on all the company's dining  cars, lunch rooms, hotels and  steamships. Salmon day is a national event with the Great Nor-  tnern railway.  To the Electors of the City of  Vancouver:  Ladies and Gentlemen,���������  The undersigned supporters of Alderman Walter Hepburn ask you  to give your votes and assistance to elect him to the effice of Mayor  becouse we believe  1. That he will adminster the laws impartially.  2. That he will conduct the business of the city on a sane basis  -consistent with efficiency and economy; and  3. That he will, by careful management, preserve the City's good  name and credit in the chief financial centre of the world.  We confidently appeal to all interested in the city's welfare to go to  the polls on Saturday, March 13th, and vote for one who has, by long and  efficient service, proved himself to be the proper person to fill the position  of Mayor of our City at the present time. '.*.'..���������  J.  T.  Fife  E. W. Leeeon  J.   N.   Harvey  Joseph Martin  E. J.   McFeely  George H. Cowan  J. L. O. Abbott  J. W. Stewart  J. Duff Stuart >  Dr. Pidgeon  H. M. Burwell  Douglas   Armour  J. Edward ..Brid  H. Bell-Irving  Col.   J.   A.   McD6nnell  J. H. SenkleX  Edwin S. Ross  J.~A. McGeer  H. H. Richardson  H. I. Henderson  W. A. Warren c  W.  Aitkin  F. H. Walsh  G. J. Campbell  A.  Wheeler  R. V. Winch  Rev. W.  H.  Vance  H.  H.  Morris  John Boyd  Henry T. Lockyer  ,  George Sage  J. Y. Griffin  W. D; Bruce  R. ��������� BowmanV  W. F. Mitchell  Jas G. Potts  Geo.   Hunter  H. V. Leonhardt  E. J. Ryan  E. Jeffreys  W. H. LaMothe  W. G. Hogg  J. Fowler  Dr. Swinerton  G. H. Gatewood  J. J. Loutet  F. T. Sherborne  J.   D.   Scott  Jno. O. Gilroy  F. G. Crisp  Maj. G. H. Kirkpatrick  T. H. Taylor  E. Flexman  8; H. Warnock  G. F. Gibson  Thomas Wilson    ���������  J. A. Maclnnes  G. McGee  R. J. Fowler  T. I.  Summers  F, Tupper  W. W. Maclnnes  Thos. Atkins  M. J. Barr  F. B. Lewis  H. R. Acton  W. H. Whalen  ��������� J.V R;*i Waghorn  C. A. Royston  C. K. Snell  W. M.  McAuliffe  Chas.   F.   Law  Oscar B. Allan .  Jas. G. MacKinley  M. D. David  M. A. Cantelin  J. J. Southcott  G..A. Mathers  F. J. Brenton  Wm.  Shannon  E. H. Peace  T. H. Butler  J. F. Jamieson  J. W.  Ney  C A. Porter  D. A. Martin  Arthur  McKillop y  J. J. Denman  j. A.V Wardi Bell  Agnes Ginn  P. D. Roe  Cecil Killam  James JO. Brady  W. A. Bauer  E. F. Ferriss  Henry Rhodes  E. A. Greenwood  J. C. Ross  R. H. Baxter  J. W. Campion  Victor M. Warren  J. E. Evans  T. E. Julian  A. J. Matheson  E. W. Keenleyside  C. S. Douglas  C.  S. Fisher  A. R. Waterfall  W. W. Balfour  R. W. Ellis  A. Lighthall  J. Russell Gray  R.  W.  Harris  Percy J. Mason  W. N. O'Neill  S. A.  McDowell  C. A. Crysdalo  B. F. Crysdale  J. A. Rand  F. G. Evans  A. T. Hugget  C. L. Lightfoot^  A.  E. Lees  H.  Francis  Perry  J. P. Matheson  J. Edmeston Parr  J. F. McDowell  Robert Steele  J. Cawdry    , X  W. E.O. Jones  F. J. E. McGinn  R. D. Sinclair Smith  J. F.  Malkin  W. N. Grundy  Thos. Spears  H. W .Taylor  Frank  Mclntyre  W. E. Mills  James McCauley  John Hanson  T. B. Andrews  G. B. Leslie  J. F. Putnam  J. W. Foster  Geo; F. Wadds  J. A., Alexander  Catherine Galder  Walter H.Calder  Alexander Faulds  ������t������>4������������������������������*������*������*������*������*������������^������>*^������������* ���������������������������������'������������������������������������������������������'���������������������������������������������'������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>������������������������������]  RUSSIA'S TRAPS  Between 1911 and 1913 German exports to Russia increased  from $246,000,000 to about $350,-  000,000. To-day the Bussian government and people are declaring  that they will boycott German  products indefinitely, after peace  returns. Since England's exports to Russia were worth less  than than $100,000,000 before the  war came. We are naturally  hoping to profit by the loss of  German trade with the Muscovites.. These calculations must be  classed with the unhatched eggs.  Perhaps if the Russians realize  their ancient dream of possessing  Copstantinople they will be in a  mood to forgive every foe, including Germany.  NATIONAL COUNCIL OF  WOMEN MEET TO-PAY  The executive committee of tbe  National Council of Women of  Canada will meet in Ottawa today and to-morrow, iltfi and 12th  inst. It is expected that Mrs.  George Pidgeon, of Vancouver,  who has been visiting in Toronto, will act as this city's delegate  to the convention. To-day the  National executive will be received as a deputation by the Hon.  the Prime Minister of Canada at  Government House, when a request will be made for the appointment of a National Commission regarding the feeble minded,  and in accordance with the resolution passed at the last meeting of the executive committee  the deputation will; also ask for  the establishment of mothers'  pensions.  SCHEME FOR RELIEF  OF BELGIANS IN OANAPA  Rod and Gun  "Injun Bones and Huskies" 1  J. R. Fraser in March Rod at  Gun is no lap-dog story, but  account of a desperate encountt  which^ two ,a.lyentj!jrers  in   tl  far north" htfd^wi'tn'a band?"  ferocious   huskies   from   whi(  they narrowly escaped with the!  lives. X That Cub of Patrick's]  is a somewhat amusing tale  though  Pat bimself  found  tl  experience yeiy provoking���������of  captured  bear cub that prove  one too much for his captor. "^  Visit to  the  Nakimu  Caves  Glacier Park,   B. C,"  "Wih^  obin's Cabin," "The Passing .  the Buffalo," and other storfe]  and articles,; along with the ret  ular departments, go tp make ul  a    fine    March    number.   Thi  sportsman's publication is issuej  at  Woodstock,  Ont.,  by W.   J  Taylor,  Liriiited.  Sealed Tenders will be received by  the Minister of Lands not later than  noon on the 12th day of April, 1915,  for the purchase of Licence X 366, to  cut 5,800,000 feet of spruce, cedar, hemlock and balsam fir, on Lot 1101, lying  west of Kwalate Point, Range one,  Coast District.  Three (3) years will be allowed for  removal of timber.  '  Further particulars of the Chief Forester, Victoria, B. C.  A comprehensive land development scheme calculated to give  practical relief to the Belgians  and incidentally to settle a Jew  bf. the outlying subdivisions with  market gardeners this year has  just been announced in Regina.  Local business men are the originators of the idea and have  had their plans for its development under way for some weeks.  It is the intention of these gentlemen, who propose to do business under the name, of The Regina Garden City and Agricultural Company to break two or three  hundred, acres of land just north  of the city and rent it out in  five acre plots to Belgian refugees for market garden purposes.  It is claimed that the field for  this produce will be practically  unlimited especially in view of  the demand created through the  war, and that on the other hand,  such an opportunity would be a  Godsend to Belgians who could  be. reached. They have already  got into touch with nearly a hundred Belgians in Holland/France  .and England, and it is felt by  the local men that a large number will be brought over later on  in the summer when the situation  opens up.  Boutti Vancouver Undertakers  Hamilton  Bros.  We are foremost in our line  ' for Moderate Priced Funerals  6721 Fraser Street.  Phone: Traser 19  ST. MICHAEL'S CHURCH  Cor. Broadway ������������4 Prince Edward Si  Services.���������Morals* Prayer at 11 a.m. ,  Sunday School and- Bible class at 2:  J>.H>.  Holy Commualoa ���������������������������ry Sunday at'8 *.*  Erenlna Prayer at 7:30 p.m.  and fat and Jrd Sundays at 11 e*j  Rev. G. H. W|l������on. Bector  f**************.*******4*4*********4*****************>  "Q. B." Means   Quigley   Brand  Sweater CoatS.  "Q. B." Means   Guaranteed  Unbreakable Welt Seams.  "Q. B." Means "Made in B. C."  by White Help.  ;; The Vancouyer Knitting Co., Ltd.  >*4*4*4*4*49******>**4*)4**i**4*4*****<**************>**\  ARGUE  I  *4*4************'*********+*************4*4*4*******'  JINGLE POT COAL  WILL REDUCE YOUR FUEL BILL  MORE HEAT. LASTS LONGER. TRY A TON/  LUMP   -  :.:-.    $7.00  NUT      -  x     -  -     $5.60  PEA  X   $4.00  SLACK -  -     $3.50  BRIQUETTES   -  $6.00  Ready for Active Service  CQNIOM&S  5nv5abc  &e&s Trcs  acco  WOOD���������Choicest Dry Fir Cordwood $3.00 per load.  | McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd.  i Seymour 5408-5409  ****4*4*4****************************************4*4} araTga^acatsggaagggsas  Friday, March 12, 1915.  THE WESTERNCALL  3  HOUSEHOLD GOODS and OFFICE FURNITURE  B> EXPFRT   PACKERS USING ONLY NEW CLEAN MATERIALB  CAMPBELL STORAGE COMPANY  I  MOVING - PACKING- STORAGE- SHIPPING  PHQJfc SEYMOUR 736QX       OFFICE 857 BEATTY STVgl  WHO WILL SUPPLY  THE GRAIN MARKET  "A     ���������"���������!   ���������     ���������     ���������     ���������     ���������  ��������� "���������; ������   ���������  A  A  i Mum ������m������i ��������� '������ ������ ������ ��������� ������ mi i"in i * t * * '* i i i iB  Phone Sey. 1076? 1077  Coal" Fire WoOd  J. HANBURY & CO., LTD.  Oor. 4th Avonuo and Oranvlilo St,  Wellington Coal, Cordwood and Plainer Ends  The Comfort  Baby's  Morning Dip  U r^OODNESS  VJ KNOWS,"  says the Comfort  Baby's Grandmother, "what  we'd do without  mis 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 corner* and Isolated upstairs rooms, and  for countless special occasions when extra heat is wanted,  yoa need the Perfection 8mokeless Oil Hsatar.  SMOKELE.^_L_M_k HEATERS  The Perfection is light, portable, taespcntlY*  to boy and to oss, easy to clean and to rs-  wick No Idndling; no ashes. Smoktlest  ���������nd odorless. At ell hsrdware and georol  ���������tores, l#oofc for the Triangle trademiak..  Medt tnftasile  JtOYAUTE on. Is Ust ft ������|J ww  eajaMtWAWAWAWAj*    *99j9a^a^999i4f      w *aW9Www*ajf'   ������������������   t"^Wi^PD'   9f9a99j9*  Every man can do a little.  ./Every man should do what he  can.  Every woman should "do what  she can.  Improved production means increased production.  Canada's future depends upon  our actions of to-day.  In serving the Empire we are  serving ourselves.  Markets are not created, won  and held in a day.  Now is the time to prove ourselves the granary of. the Empire.  We have the soil, we have the  resources, we must have the energy to use them to the greatest  advantage.  As we acquit ourselves at this  crisis,..so will be our prosperity'  and pride in the years to come.  With more than half of productive Europe engaged in war and  large sections decimated, other  countries and especially those"  forming the British Empire, will  have to make up'huge deficiencies  both of foodstuffs and material.  Great Britain imported 51,786,-  915 bushels of wheat from Canada in 1913. She imported, 80,-  013,879 bushels from the United  States. She also, imported 12,-  789,969 bushels from Bussia and  Central Europe.  Great Britain imported 24,148,-  833 bushels of barley in 1913 from  Bussia, Roumania, Turkey, Germany and Austria. From Canada she took 5,977,533 bushels,  or less than a fourth.  Great Britain took 22,454,683  bushels of oats from Germany,  Bussia and Roumania in 1913,  of which one-half was from her  bitterest and most savage enemy  of to-day.  Great Britain imported 185,125,-  000 bushels of wheat from August 1, 191, to July 31, 1914.  Bussia exported 163,267,000 bushels and Roumania 45,643,000  bushels in the same time. Efow  far is Canada going to help make  up the deficiency .  Great Britain imported from  August 1, 1913, to July 31, 1914,  54,307,000 bushels of oats. Russia exported 34,750,000 bushels,  Germany 25,077,000 and Bouman-  ia 17,195,000 bushels. Who is going to make up-this deficiency of  seventy-seven million bushels ?  ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*��������������������������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������������4������������������������������������>������>������������������>4it������t������Vt������t^������4������4������������<������>  SNIDER BROS. & BRETH0UR, CONTRACTORS  * -f  +���������������������������������������������������������������������������>���������>���������������>*���������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������ ���������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������<���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>  ";   , 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.  fresh as when he started, and  mentioned also that he had smoked some of. the Prince's tobacco,  which seemed to have given him  the .greatest satisfaction. One day  he was about to fill his pipe,  when to use his own words,  "Ere, says the VrYince," "'ave  some of mine.'   Yes, 'e's worth  HOW TO ADDRESS  .MAIL TO SOLDIERS  Those who* have friends in either the first Vor second, contin-,  gent should take particular care  as to address an<J legibility in  ������������������~������~ _���������_, ���������      .������-    ~~   sending letters'to the front.   In  hXTwdghtla gold? that's what|0'der to facilitate the handling  we all think." I0* "*e enormous quantity of mail  h������������f������t������t������������������������t������t������>������������������������t<������������ty*������������������������������*������������������������������������t*������*������������������'t* ������������*t������������������������^,*������������t������������������t������������������������������������������������^������������*  M;IBCB3t'tANE0  n  .���������^���������^���������^������������������^^^^���������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������^^���������������������������t^t^t^t^^'t't^'tt^t^^t****^*^^^^*^^^  The proposals offered by the  i7omen of Montreal could well  l>e considered by local organizations Who have taken up this important matter in the past.  '* The proposals are as follows:  1���������The grading of city market  Jiilk.  2���������Payment for milk according  |a this grading or scoring.  3���������Confiscation of milk as poor  In quality as that which-we have  designated grade "D."  "*5-3���������The conferring of such pow-  ^r upon the Chief Food Inspector and his staff as to enable  I jm to inspect and maintain at a  certain standard all farms shipping milk to Montrel; to issue  licenses subject to recall, for the  production, handling, sale and  delivery of milk consumed in the  city t^  quiremehts (and to refuse! licenses to others); to fine offenders  Rummer weather brings back  to'-mind the ''swat the fly'' cam-  iign and others of a like nature  la^hich are discussed pro and con  >t the beginning of. each season,  Kind then gradually simmer awg.y  P> nothingrby theVlime weather  renditions   begin   to   drive   the  ucky ones away from the city;[-for violation of regulations; to  |then the effojrts talked of earlier  ^n the year are forgotten.  The importance of keeping the  lilk supply of the city pure and  fijvholesome is a subject which secures a great deal of attention at  Ml times, but on the approach of  lyarmer weather is one that requires more than ever a rigid inspection.   Under  the  system  in  J.vogue in Vancouver the city inspectors have kept the milk supply to a fair quality, but this can  be improved by a more rigorous  [���������ode of rules for the handling of  [uilk throughout the summer. The  wocal Council of Women in Mon-  |*eal recently took up the sublet and pi'esented a list of proposals to the Mayor and controllers which if acted upon would  fcring the quality of milk supplied  to  the  citizens  of  Montreal  \,p a wonderfully high standard  id would hot entail any hard-  lip  on dairies, large  or small,  |vho   had   the   best   interests   of  ['heir business at heart.  insist upon the provision of. pro  per equipment in all shops, stores  and other places where milk is  retailed.  5���������The technical examination  of men in charge of works where  bottling, pasteurization, clarification, cooling, etc., are carried out.  6-1���������The enforcing of pasteurization, i.e., heating milk to a temperature of 145 deg. F. for 20  minutes, followed- by subsequent  cooling.  7���������Frequent visits and tests by  the city milk inspectors to enforce proper pasteurization.  8���������Systematic publication in  the press, by the Chief Food Inspector .of analysis made of city  milk, giving the names of the  vendors from whom samples are  taken.  9���������The instituting of an.educational campaign among consumers; emphasizing the value of  milk as a food, the necessity for  and advantages of a pure milk  supply, and the duties of the consumer.  10���������The general improvements  on milk-producing farms, so as to  be in keeping with the particulars of our scoring system.  11���������The use of refrigerator or  iced cars for transportation.  12���������The sealing of milk cans in  transportation.  13���������Cold storage facilities at  rural shipping stations.  14���������An endeavor to secure  milk from herds pronounced free  from tuberculosis.  WAR ITEWS  More than 10,000 cans of Canadian pork and beans have been  presented by Sir Hiram Maxim  Mthe^  tered on Salisbury Plain, ISng. In  formally handing over his gift  Sir Hiram Maxim referred to his  connection by birth with the  State of Maine and expressed his  satisfaction that the Canadians  were assisting Britain in a war  which was almost as much for the  benefit "of. the. United States as of  Britain. Germ.iny was going to  have a snub which would take :i  hundred years to get over.���������Loudon Times.  ���������   *    ���������  The Lord.Mayor of London has  received the following letter from  an old recruiting officer: During  the'South/African war J was adjutant . and recruiting officer for  a'very large district.   I said then  and I say.it now that in opinion  bands   are  the  solution   of  the  whole business.   What is wanted  in Britain at the present moment  ip for regiments to march during  their weekly route march through  thickly populated districts headed by bands playing happy tunes  to remind us of glorious victories.   J enclose a Jubilee (1897)  sovereign for your fund.   If it is  the  first,   as I  think  it would  be, for Jubilee sovereigns are rarities; I  would be  glad if  you  would kindly send on this letter  to the Times for publication, of  coursewitholding my- identity:X  . The '' Wintergarten,'' Berlin's  famous .vaudeville   house,   well  known to American tourists, is  attracting large audiences.     Noticeable is- the large number of  convalescent soldiers among the  visitors. ' Of foreign.artists only  American names are on the bill.  .... '���������������������������-������������������*:     '���������������������������-'���������  War creeps into even the small  "adsX nowadays. lie re is one,  "German officer's helmet, Kaiser 's Guar^' captured at Spissons,  splendid  specimen.     What     of-  A story of an army airman s  idea of danger was told by R. T.  Glazebrook in a lecture on aerial  navigation at the Royal Institution recently. Assuring his hearers of the safety of the British  aeroplane, he said "Only a very  short time the son of a very intimate friend- of mine who is  now Hying at the front asked if.  he might be allowed to go back  to his regiment. When his people  at home wished to know the reason, his reply was: 'I can't bear  to see my friends and pals undergoing all the difficulties and dangers of the trenches while I have  a safe job flying above them,' "  # .#. * ' ' ���������  A correspondent writes of a  visit to a soldier invalided from  the front. He would not say  much about his own wounds, the  cause of his return to the small  village in Kent where his family  live, but he was quite ready to  talk about other matters.. He  talked about the Prince of  Wales, who he had seen pretty  frequently, "A ripping young  blighter," he called him���������rather  disrespectful' to ordinary ears,  but obviously conveying the highest possible compliment. He de-  scrbed a 25-mile  march,  at the  fers ?''   Another   offers  a  'bul  let-proof medalion," which protects the heart and can be attached inside the shirt, while  numberless people seem to want  to dispose of automatic knitting  machines.  ���������   ���������    ���������  --..- An, Irishman, who is i.ow=afr  home for a brief spell from the  trenches, having stopped a German bullet with his hand, was  asked by a doctor the other day  what he was doing for his wotind.  "Sure, and I'm bathing it with  soft water," was the .answer.  '' What do you mean by soft water ?", demanded the doctor.  '' Why���������water you wash in,'' said  the Irishman. "Then what .do  you call' hard water ?" ." Oh, to  be sure���������that's ice!" was the  warrior's reply.  At a Scottish watering-place  one summer Macpherson was  found stretched in a contented  mood on the sands, puffing his  old pipe. "Come on, Mac," said  his companion, who had just  come from town, "let's go on  for a sail."  "Na, na," replied Macpherson,  slowly shaking his head,"I hae  had a guid dinner at the cost?o'  and also to insure prompt deli  very the Army Post Office .has issued   a   card   containing   items  showing the official method as follows:   X  (a) Bank.  (b) Name  (c) Regimental Number  (4) Company;-.": Squadron,  aBt-  teiy or other unit,  (e) Battaliogu  : (f) Brigade.,  (g) First   (or   second)   Cana  dian contingent.  (h) British Expeditionary  Force.  Army Post Office,  - LONDON, ENGLAND.  , . , :   Facte Boiled Down  -Australia  has  nearly 300,000  acres of untouched forests.  Siberia alone takes up one-  ninth of all the land on the globe.  Mushrooms, a world-wide product, are &s plentiful in Siberia  as in the tropics!  Owing to the dry, cold atmosphere, not a single infectious disease is known-in Greenland-  There are 925 separate operations in  the  manufacture  of a  watch that sells for a dollar.  ,   A new electric cooker creates a,  pressure  in   the  oven,  and   the  cooking is said to proceed much  more satisfactorily than  by the  old method.  ���������H'**********************.A^*  *  ��������� " 'A. Harron  A. E. Harron  **************************  G. If. WlLt4A*80N     X  HMRON BROS.  v  i  f.  **************************   *******^^************.y****  VANCOUVER  Office & Chapel���������103* Granville St.  Phone Seymour 34.36  NORTH VANCOUVER  Office & Chapel���������122 Sixth St. W.  Phone 134  - ********"W*******************4*4*?&*4***^  JOS. tf,'. BOWMAN  ARCHITECT  910-11 Yorkshire Building  I Seymour Street Vancouver, B. C. ;  T      '    ��������� ������������������:������������������-:  *  *  X  f  *  *  *+4***4+4  r+4+4+4 * 4+4*4*>4 ********4+4j+4++  Electric Coffee Percolators |  $5.50      ^r $4.50!  three and saxpence, an' I'm tak-  end of which the Prince Was as ing no risks."  Complete with  Cord  (Any B. C. Electric Iron or Hotpoint Household  Appliance Cord can be used with the; percolator).  This Special Price prevails only until March 22nd,  or until the stock of Percolators on hand is exhausted.  The Percolators may be purchased at the Company's salesrooms or from a number of dealers in  electrical supplies troughout the city.  | B. C. ELECTRIC  t   Carrall and Hastings 1138 Granville Street  t ���������������  ���������������������������,������������������������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������*������������������������>��������������������������������� *���������*���������������������������������������������������������+���������������������������������������*������������������������������������������������������������������������������������  i ���������, !59a$$^  f&'*z,-,f-^-j.*riZ.  smmmmmm  THE OTSTERN CALL  Friday, March 12, 1*15.  '    N.  H. H. STEVENS, M. P.  Editor-in-Chief  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  BY THE   . .  TE.RW.WALC.TTir PRESS, .LIMITED  HEADOFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone; Fairmont 1140.  SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar 4 Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  _������������������4������������������.^_^_^_abbbbbbbbicb  f If you do Hot get "CALL" regularly,  it is probably because your subscription  is long overdue. Renew at once. If paid,  up, phone or write complaint today.  ONE REMEDY I-OR  UNEMPLOYMENT  THIS summer will probably see much distress'among the unemployed. There will  be more work perhaps, but the savings  of the people are being steadily depleted and  there will not be sufficient of a recovery to meet  the needs of the situation.    \  The plans of the council for relief are very  ineffective and costly. '  It is a,pleasant thing for the city,to have the  parks developed. But the parks are non productive. If the city jvould use the ground cleared in the parks for productive purposes for the  time being something might be said for the  \ scheme, and we do not say anything against the  scheme further than this. This is������ a time when  the city should not be called upon" to spend one  dollar on non-productive work. It will be said  in reply that there is not any productive work  ' to put the workers at at present.  We believe otherwise.  The council-of the city have as yet not risen  above the "routine of spending money and then ;  charging the same against the property holdings .  of the citizens: Therefore the frugal citizen who  has saved money and has been loyal enough to  the city to invest it here, is called upon to supply  the sinues of War, not only for the necessary improvements, but for the unnecessary improvements undertaken to provide support for the  needy. '< ��������� *      '  Now why not this year institute in the parks  of the city the growing for. revenue of bulbs and  plants which will be set out for beauty only.  The United States government has instituted  a tulip farm at Bellingham.. Scores of acres of  the most beautiful bulbs are grown there as a  demonstration, that these things can be ��������� grown  here, as well as in the best bulb frrms of Holland-  No more beautiful sight can be imagined than  the great field of blooms ranging in color from  pure white to blue black at that farm- No park  in America can show such a blaze of glory.  The experiment has been tried for us.t Profit  by it in Ihe city by putting in racres of these  plants for the market, and at the same time lead.  the way for a new industry for the province.  The cost of the labor will thus- return to the  city.   Acres of useless "Scotch cap" berries are in  Stanley Park. Boot them out and plant the true  raspberry whieh will spread rabidly and be just  as beautiful. Then let the citizens have the  right to gather the fruit. The beauty will be  just as great and the utility will be great also.  Grow nursery plants for the beautifying of  the city. Supply the citizens with these plants,  at cost for setting out on the boulevards only.  There will be no competition with private enterprise in this, and there will be beauty for the  city and wages for the park keepers in the  enterprise:  This year go further and grow things to eat  in the newly made ground.   Thus the soil will  be enriched and the hungry will be fed.  Fisheries  Let the Dominion and the province take off  the double license from the citizen and encourage  the catching and curing of fish this year.  ���������= :.   As on the coasts of England etc., the inhabitants of this coast must learn to garner food  from the swarming harvest of the sea.  To put a double license against this is in times  like these madness. It is worse, than one-horse  political economy. Let there be a royalty if  you will, but to put a prohibitive tariff against  the poor: man fishing is poor business. The fish  caught and cured will furnish cheap food for  all during the time of stringency. The private  ' citizen catching fish" for the use of his family  or for local consumption never ought to be taxed.  *******************<-*-:^^  BE PREPARED!  Every Canadian should protect himself and  family by carrying a policy in  MUTUAL LIFE OF CANADA  Establish*- 1869  "CANADA'S ONLY MUTUAL"  For  rates  and  full information see our  agents, or *  W. J. TWISS *  District Manager '���������'-"���������. T  317-319 ROGERS BUILDING f  ���������\^*<-<-<<^H<'*****l<rM-******i  It is the right of the families of the .province  , to live on the products of the provincial. waters  free from license.   But;: for the canneries who  .���������sell-V'ail their catch -or the major portion of it  beydhd the 'province- it is right andV proper  that they should have to secure license to deplete  the provincial-^waters and to sell beyond the province. ;Especially so Ayhen they are bounid by  the .outside buyers not to sell locally.k,  " Our waters are swarming with the best of  food material. Our people are being sustained  by unnecessary civic labor and our people are  being taxed for the right to fish in their own  'waters/ ������������������'"*  . ���������  i  Let British Columbia citizens have the right  to catch their fish in season free from.tax or  ;license. 7   .  . ���������,.;-'  X*  Let the British Columbia government and the  city of Vancouver show the citizens how to catch  the fish and help them to the means of curing  >- their catch.   Put a handicap in their favOr on  the market, rather than the other way.  Organize for them the sale of the salmon and  the halibut. So that our fish, canned or otherwise, need not be sent first out of the country,  ���������and then returned with all the charges added  that are now added.  ���������"'��������� The inland fisheries have been stolen froni  the citizens largely, and theVcoast fisheries are  little better.  Again we have tried hard to get the American government to debar trap-fishing at the  mouth of the Fraser, but they will not act.  We do hot (advocate Vthe granting of itrap  licences in B. C. promiscuously, but under the  circumstances we say let the government as an  emergency measure build traps and catch and  cure fish for the use of the province.  Thus this year give employment to unoccupied men, and place on the home market  for wholesale or retail an abundance of food at  a tithe Of the price now charged for it.  We shall have more to say as to this in  another column. But enough has been said to  show that if the right measures- were at this  time taken in the city there would be* little  necessity to have men, grinding the wind as they  are at this time in the employ of. the city and  of the province. *  THE WAB  (Continued from page one)  'haps over a.mountain from an invissible enemy..  12 miles or more away.   And then the, awful.V  concussion as.the high explosive in the .shell  getfe in its work���������men, earthworks, masonry and"  even  -big   guns" all   hurled   into   space.   .   ;  _���������.���������'-  The news this week has not come through .  as freely, but the indications are, that the forts  witt^ be destroyed, the straits cleared, and that  "the fall of. Constantinople is assured.  This will be a factor of immense significance  in. the. .future conduct of the war, and the w.  tion''of the'neutral powers.  The patience of the United States is still be-, .  ing.tried by the German methods, and the com-?>  .ing into; Newport News'of the converted cruiser?  " Prince ^Eitel  J^riederiek"   with   captain   anjd .  ,crew; of the American sailing ship, "Win. p!������  Frye" on board has brought about a condition  of. mind in the,States that borders on "brainstorm."   The Jfyye was bound to Britain with a  cargo of wheat when stopped and sank in South  Atlantic by the "Prince Eitel."   Washington"  is grave over the event, but will probably merely  enter a protest, the German-Irish vote being such  a bigKfactor.   Jt almost looks as if Germany was  getting ready to slap Uncle Sam's face as well  as pull his beard.   All of which may be part of  a well and long thought out plan to precipitate  a most serious situation on this continent.  THE FISHERIES OF THE FRASER RIVER  t  ��������� Incidentally we have_ ref erred to^this matter,  in another column. The handling of the fisheries on the Fraser; by the British Columbia government and by the Washington government is  of. a very different character.  The B. C. Government, according to the  British custom, assumes that the industry is to'  be permanent. -  , '  A wealthy business man of Tacoma characterized the American method, when speaking of  the waste by the improvident business interests  of the Western States, "Give us what there is  in it to-day, and to the devil with to-morrow."  The stake nets or fish traps in, tlie U. S.  waters traversed by the salmon on their way to  the spawning grounds of the Fraser destroy  multitudes of these fish. We ^vent to see the  emptying of one of the many traps,.miles of  which form a network around the sound end of  Point Roberts. The trap, as usual, had four  pockets, or traps for the fish to enter. One on  each side of the net at each end of the trap.  On this occasion the fish had crowded so into the  trap that the hands were not able to raise the  net. A tug came and put the line on its  windlass and again and again raised it laden  with  the powerful silvery fish.  As the net spilled these fish into the bins  of the fish scow the fish struck and then bounded again and again aloft, and at first it was a  fine sight. The air was filled with the flashing  silvery fish. But soon the' appearance changed  as the fish battered themselves to pieces, and the  air became, filled with a bloody spray. In fact  the appearance at that moment resembled a fountain of blood. Although lying at a respectable  distance all. in the launch became subject to  that crimson shower. '  The scow in the meantime was rapidly becoming filled.  The men in charge estimated that the catch  of . that part of the trap alone .would be sixty  thousand fish.    .   X  '���������-'_���������.���������   ,.  . That's quite a tall fish yarn. As to the appearance it is a true one, although as to the  number of the fish, it was enormous and that  is all we are qualified to say.  Now, but that the. American waters do not  quite blanket the Fraser, this industry would  have, long ago shared the fate of the great salmon fishery of the Sacramento river and disappeared utterly. '  The   Canadian ��������� government  has   refused   to  allow the Canadian, fishermen the privilege of  thus wasting his substance by trap fishing, and  thus the United States fishermen has had the  best of it. ���������''-���������," ���������    vX  .Advice has been the goveirnment to let the  fish be caught and to let the j supply -end. Then  yrhen the industry is dead m4ke terms before  replacing the salmon. It is certain that, short of  this, the Canadian fisherman jwill continue to  be heavily handicapped compared with the U.  S. fisherman���������but if the vested interests on the  other side found that the Canadian government  refused to keep alive artificially an industry  under such unfair; terms no doubt but that the  trap might be abolished rather than that the  whole industry should fail.  Now the present time appears to be opportune. By introducing the trap, put in and used  by the government, millions of dollars might be  taken for the province from this , source of  wealth  temporarily.  That the fisheries would suffer in coming years  for a year or two that is, there is no doubt.  But if the thing resulted first in letting the province benefit in this emergency, and secondly, if  by threatening thus the extinction of the fishery  the U. S. fishermen could be brought to reason, it  'worth while all round.  EXIT GEORGE GOULD  Tuesday, this week saw the finish of a  mammoth railroad struggle begun ten years  ago between E. JL. Harriman and George Gould,  over the control of the Pacific coast trade.  Harriman died in the midst of the battle, but  the fight was taken up by Otto H. Kahn, Harriman's partner, and carried on without relaxation for an instant until last Tuesday, When  Jay4 Gould's eldest son and railroad heir was  finally beaten and retired from, probably for  ever, from railroad direction.  Whilst it is true that George Gould has lost  control of all of the old properties that were  left him in the Jay Gould Estate, he probably  has more ready money that any man on. Wall  "street.   George is no fool.  Far more important than news of the winning or losing of a battle is the statement in  the British official report to-day that the rations of the German troops cm the firing line  have been cut down. Formerly a loaf of brekd  was divided daily between two men^ now the  same quantity of bread/ must serve three men.  1 This reduction of one-sixth in .the bread allowance  of the troops on active service is the'' best  evidence yet supplied as to the effect of the  commercial isolation of Germany. Before tbe  decision was come to, that ho doubt dismayed  and disheartened the men at the front, the non-  combatants at home in Germany inust have, felt  the pinch keenly.    , X  And as many of the municipalities have no  mercy in this regard, and little judgment apparently, the. government should take some order  with this matter also. '  ���������X'  :-Xfl  AN AERIAL ADVENTURE  LOAN COMPANIES P0 NOT  APPROVE WORATORHJW RILL  (Continued from page one)  ,        r ���������'.���������-��������� "T^   --r:   .; '.X    .  ' But the thing has been inherited. Jt grew  out of small things, or small minds, and should  at once be abated X  Under present circumstances when the property of the owners is being charged with taxes  to sustain'#n indigent population it seems monstrous that the same municipalities should be  busy, selling the properties of other citizes who,  while managing to sustain Iheraselves and families, are not able to pay the' none top low taxes  charged against them because of the previling  conditions.   ������ X  One of. our Vancouver young men,, an ardentsalesman;: of certain goods, had occasion to  reach a certain mine in the upper country.  The mine lay across a deep valley from the  railroad. A road led to the mine* it is true,  but in order to cross the. Valley and reach the  altitude of the mine the road wound about in  such a manner as to stretch it out to several  miles. '���������'':/:" ��������� 'v>-j .' 'X.  ' Down from the mine and across the valley  to the railroad there ran an aerial cable carrying buckets of ore to the cars.  Mr. - ':������������������ saw in this tram a method  of easily reaching the mine without the trouble,  of walking oyer the long and difficult road.  In spite of the protests of the man in charge  of the cable at the railroad end, he entered one  of the buckets and found that there was just  room for him to sit down, with his knees pressed  against the front of the bucket and his back  wedged against the other side. His arms just  hung over the edge of the bucket, the rim  coming tightly up under his arms.  The bucket swung off on its dizzy journey  and instantly our friend regretted that he had  taken such a course.       '  Out and up the cable ran and now the wind i  catching the bucket and sent it swinging with  an awful motion which appeared to threaten to t  spill him out; into the yalley below.  Soon he was swinging hundreds of feet in  the air in the cold wind. And now his attention was drawn to the clutch which held the  bucket to the cable. To his horror he found  that it travelled on the cable like ah-inverted'  tramway trolley wheel, and there appeared no,  /reason why in its wild gyrations it should notj  be shaken off. While anxiously watching this  the wind caught his hat from his head, and he  watched it flit hither and thither as it gradually sank out of sight into the valley below.  Then he  was  caught  in   a  terrific   shower I  of ice cold rain whichspeedily filled the bucket!  until  it  ran  over the  side.   Thus  our friend  found himself seated in a bath of ice water.  The   shOwer  now   turned  to  hail,  which   still \  further added to his discomfort.  But his hopes were for a speedy end to the i  torture.   But this was hot to be, for the machinery -'stopped 'and  left  him  swinging  high  above the vailed in mid air. V    .  He now feared'that the work had stopped for]  the night.   In this case he knew that he would!  never see another morning for the cold wind and  the colder iced water would soon chill him to.  ..death. .X ���������"������������������'���������       V-: ���������������������������    ���������'���������/���������"       \  Soon numbness came as a relief to the torture, of his cramped and chilled position and he1  lost consciousness. A jar of the bucket aroused!  him.; He imagined it meant the slipping of>the1  bucket from the line, but foupd'that the cable]  was again in motion. ,      i  This was his last connected i<Jea.       X  V The men at the shaft were horrified to find  the unconscious body of a man in the bucket.  Thev removed him  quickly, took him to the j  bunkhouse. wrapped him- in warm blankets andj  worked over h.im for hours, finally being reward-f  yed by his retujrn to consciousness. X  Two weeks of fever and then he was able  return to the city fully believing that the short ]  cut was in the; end; tKe longest ;wfcy.    .,..*  WE wish to announce a complete change of business management in  the TERMINAL CITt PRESS,   LTI>.,   and   THE WESTERN  CALL.   New equipment has been kidded to our printing plant,  and at the present time we are able to compete in quality and price with  any printing organization in British Columbia.  THE WESTERN CALL is now undergoing changes which will bring  it to the front as a metropolitan weekly newspaper for the home. The  Western Call at all times has stood for cleanliness and morality in public  and private life, and' a clean defense of the rights of the people. The  Western Call will forge ahead on merit and not through sympathetic or  partisan methods. If you are interested in advancing these policies, let us  have your practical support. x  if '^        .  We are located at 203-7 Kingsway, where we will be pleased to serve  our patrons, renew old acquaintances, and rectify possible past errors.  If you are contemplating the use of fine printed matter, see our sample's and get our prices.   Our Telephone is , FAIRMONT 1140.  ' XX" s  - '. '.'������������������-'      i    '  THE TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LTD.  203-7 KINGSWAY x   '" . Friday, March 12J, 1915.  THE WESTERN   CALL  <������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������+������������������������+������������������������������������������������������>+���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������>���������������������������..  Our Vancouver Kipling,,;  ���������<������������������  -^  ne  WILLIAM H., EMPEROR OF GERMANY  4. L  He stands .amongst his dupes,  - His God forgetting,  And perhaps in turn, who knows  ' By Goo^ forgotten.  Pitting his fallible will 'gainst-all life forces  Surrounded by his junkers, proud, but rotten  Feeding the flames o| devouring ambition    -  With'the blood and bones of. harmless men  Bidding defiance to every human custom  The. day of reckoning comes at last���������but when?  ���������^ n.  Seeding the 'world for such a bitter harvest  For ,what more bitter than the seeds of wrath!  A wrath before which he's destined to;cower  As light draws on and fascinates the motly���������  A wrath indeed, expressing all Gfod's vengeance  And working  through  the  countless  outraged  .-wills   s       ���������:-"    ,';X ', ���������'  Grows up and takes its shape in time amongst  /'  *. us.' ^ ;:''���������';���������;��������� ['. .   ���������'  '/.//''���������j/'y"'���������������������������''��������� 1%  In time when we are purified by trial  At the waning fires of this one man's ambition   t  We turn with hopeful faces to a future  Charged with a solemn duty in transition  To, break him down���������to purify his nation  ("The-day" creeps on with every passing hour)  And teach him that his dream's forever shattered  The dream was this���������Inordinate lust of power.  W. A. ELLIS.     '  \*4t4*j*****************'*****************************T  *>  4  4  HEATING  %  **>\>*%\Jl\*****t\.**************.\'****y*********************'  Economy and Efficiency,  Owr Motto  Our Business has feci hull! up l������v merit alone  LEEK & CO,  Heating engineers.  1005 Horner St. Sey. 661 ?  .%.;...;..fr.;.^..;..^w{^fM^<^4^^..;M*M^fr.^^^  CANADIAN TELLS OF LIFE  ������������������     IN GERMAN D. CAMP  (Continued from page six)  f \  We were all arrested the morning war broke out, but after a  ride in the Black - Maria and a  few hours' detentidn, were again  set at liberty. I had to report to  the police every'three days, but  was otherwise free, and went on  with everything as usual; had no  unpleasantness with the Germans  to speak of, aave one evening  when I expected to be lynched.  ."My friends here have all been  awfully decent, especially Frau���������  ���������, who has done everything pon-  sible for me. At the prison we  could buy stuff from the outside, so we all massed together  (we siz) and divided the cost of  butter, bread and other luxuries.  We have kept up the same system here, and I always eat with  the other four, and only sleep in  my own cell:  "You must remember the stables are for race horses, and so  are rather superior to the common or livery stables. Tne stalls  are solid cement, ten feet square  one fair-sized window high up,  large sliding doo^; there is a continual draught fro mthe eorridor,  as the wall ends two feet from the!  ceiling. Floors all cement and  icy cold/ "'���������-.' s  For. weeks: we slept om straw  with one blanket, but now have  beds, two-decked military ones,  and the American Ambassador's  wife has given us each a blanket,  so that now by sleeping in one's  underclothes ahd "piling on overcoats and things, one can keep  warm most of the night. V  ���������'  "At first we had; 200 ins our  stables,  and  tne  washing appliances  provided  were   two  taps.  But as ;the Russians never went  near  them,  it  reall  ywasn 't  so  bad.   But   the   taps/ are   really  dreadful in the cold weather, for  the water drops" a couple of feet  on to the stone floor and splashed  so much" that you can't go near  it  without  getting  soaking  wet  feet.   As a consequence, the floor  of the corridor is never>dry, and  we are looking forward to fine  slides in, the winter.   We have  made our cell very comfortable  now, red curtains before the door,  and the dirty walls all coveren  with   pictures   from   magazines.  We have a table and have bought  oilcloth to cover it.   We sit ort,  small wooden stools.    -  WASH ING TON. P. C.  IGSW,    __ _l ti������wh wm  THE HOUSE OP AMERICAN IDEALS  HOTEL POWHATAN  IS  NEW.   FIREPROOF.  RESTFUL      REFINED.  Rooms -wkk fctacM UO.  Rooms wbk print* Utk,  EUROPEAN.  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The _6th detach-*  ment, consisting of 244 men, is in  j������feM8?LJ^.^^^ES������^St Joi Heui  tenants Irvine, Boss, Buchanan  and Verne?. X  Yesterday a draft of. 125 men  of the 72nd Seaforth Highlanders, under Captains Dingman and  Wilson and kieut. Sage were attached to the 47th. The strength  of the hew regiment is now nearly 700. The quota recruited by  the llth Irish Fusiliers of Vancouver, will likely join shortly.  Another draft of 125 men from  the 72nd will be sent over early  next week, it is expected. The  full establishment is rated at a  little over 1000.  i<iV  Governing Timber on Dominion lands  ln Manitoba, 8aakatchewan, Alberta, tho  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.  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 timber, berths except those situated weet of  Tale in the Province of British Columbia, on which the rental is at the rate of  6 cents per acre. - In addition to rental,  dues are charged on the timber cut at  the rates set out In section 10 of tbe  regulations.  Matter Vomits aad  Permits may be granted in the Pro-,  vlnces of Manitoba. Saskatchewan and  Alberta,, to owners of portable sawmills, to out over a definitely described  tract of land not exceeding one square  mile in extent, on payment of dues at  the .rate of 50 cents per thousand feet,  B.M:, .and subject to payment Of rental  at the rate of $100 per square mile, per  annum.  *lmbe* for  Any occupant of a homestead quartet-  section having no- timber of his own  suitable for the purpose may, provided  he has not previously been granted free  allowance of timber, obtain a free permit to cut the quantity of building and  fencing timber set out ln Section 61 of  the Regulations.  W.  Depu  /,  W. W. CORT.  of the Minister of the Interior.  ���������novas pp ooaxi  aaav&Anom  i.  rights of the Dominion,'  Coal mining ri|_  ln Manitoba. Saskatchewan and Alberta.  the Tukon Territory, the Northwest Territories and in a portin 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  26(9 acres will be leased to one applicant  Application for a lease must be made  by the applicant ln person to the Agent  or Sub-Agent of the district In which  the rights applied for are situated.  In surveyed territory the land inust be  described by sections, or lepal sub���������divisions of sections, and In^unsurveyed '  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 tho roy- ,  atty thereon: If the coal mining rlghta  are not being operated, such returns  Bhould be furnished at least once a y*ear.  The lease will Include the coal- mining "  rights only, but tho lessee may be permitted to purchase whatever available  surface rights may *e considered necessary for the working of the mine at -the  rate of $10.00 an acre.  . >For full information application should  be made to the Secretary of the. Department of the Interior, Ottawa, ot to  any Agent, or Sub-Agent, of. Dominion  Lands. - -  W. W. CORT.  Deputy Minister of tb* Interior.  _ N. B.���������Unauthorised    publication    of  this advertisement will not W paid for.  VOTE  FO&  WAVIER  mm  F09.  MAYO*  -J-  ar  %JLw  BECBUJTS FOB  juutwAt. corps  "ROUGH  rats,   mice',  ON   BATS"   clears   out  etc.   Don't    die   in . the  house. 15c and 25c at drug and country  stores. t.f.  Fifty recruits for the Canadian  Overseas  . Railway   Construction  Corps, which is being organized  by the C. IV Ri-for service on the  continent  with  the ( British  and  allied armies, will be taken** on  irbni"the "^itis^ljoiumbia-1(Wi-  sions,   it   was   announced. this  raprning by Mr. H. 'Riridal,; division engineer for the company  This is the  allotment  that  has  been... made  in   accordance   with  the  ratio  of  population : in   the  different provinces.   Attention is  called to the fact that only employees; or former employees of  the C. P. R. are eligible for enlistment.    Application forms will  be received in a few days, it is  expected, when active recruiting  will be started.   A large number  of G.P. R. operating and traffic  men   have   already   volunteered  for duty with the special corps.  AMENDING OWWJNAl.  COPE AT OTTAWA  Af ter considerable discussion, a  special committee of the house reported with some verbal changes  in Mr. G. E. McCraney's bill  making it a criminal offence for  any man to sell land to which  hc^has-not-aVtitl^, unless it -is  established that the purchase  money is applied to the reduction  of encumbrances to secure such  itle. The committee also passed  J. H. Sinclair's bill making it an  indictable offence, punishable by  two years' imprisonment, to sell  defective stores or equipment to  the militia or naval forces.  PUBLIC SCHOOL PBSK8  , >,M"fr������H'4H'4'fr'M''Mi't'fr'fr'M'������4wM^  Use fuel Oil      *  and Save Money  | BRITISH COLUMBIA WATERWORKS SUPPLIES  LIMITED  I  Gate Valves, Hydrants, Brass Goods, Water Meters,  Lead Pipe, PigfLead, Pipe and  Pipe Fittings. X  Railway Track Tools and White Waste  Concrete Mixers and Wheelbarrows.  Phone: Sey. 8942.  1101 Dominion Building.  < >  44  <>  ���������4>  44-  <���������  '44  i >  4>  i ���������  >4  <���������  4*  If you are interested in reducing your Fuel Bill,  see us. 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References:   Dun's,   Bradstreet's  or any reliable financial house in  Vancouver    .  <>   Call and See Us  SEALED TENDERS, superscribed  "Tenders for School Desks,"  will be received by <She Honourable the Minister of Public Works  up to 12 o'clock noon of Thursday,  25th day of March, 1915, for supplying the following desks:  Single Desks  Size No. 3   ���������...��������� 250  Size No. 2   ......250  Single Beat*  Size No. 2   .\ -100  Size No. 3    50  Size No. 5    25  The desks are to be quoted at a  price   per   desk.  The name of the desk and maker  to be mentioned in tenders.  " Delivery at  Victoria   or Vancouver  on or before 31st day of July next.  The successful tenderer will, free of  any additional charges, store the desks  and pack or crate ready for shipment to places to be hereafter designated from time to time to the order  of the   Department.  No tender will be entertained unless  accompanied by an accepted cheque on  a chartered bank of Canada, payable  to the Honourable the Minister of Public Works, or by cash, in,the amount  of two hundred dollars ($200), which  will be forfeited if the party tendering decline to enter into contract when  called upon to do so, or if ho fail to  complete the contract.  Cheques of unsuccessful tenderers  will be returned upon signing of contract. ' "  The Department is not bound to accept the lowest or any tender.  'X   / J-VE. Grifflth,  Deputy Minister of Public Works  and Engineer.  Department   of   Public    Works,  Victoria, B. C, 4th March, 1915.  Mch   23.  LAND ACT  Dow, Fraser Trust C  122   Hastings   St.   West  and McKay Station, Burnaby  0  New  Westminster  Land  District,  District of Texada Island.  TAKE NOTCE that I, Joseph Astley,  of Vancouver, occupation engineer,  intend to apply for permission: to 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, |tnence  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, thenco south-east for about 750  feet.  Dated  January   20th,- 1915.  X JOSEPH   ASTLEY.  *������".  %  #���������  Xx 551BHSWWHB  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, Mardh 12, 1915.  ****^^*****"\^*****k^****************^  * "*������" SS^C'V"'A% *  I  Mount Pleasant Livery ii  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Felrment 84*3  \   Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  JI  ��������� II H M M 11111111 >���������< .������!��������������������������� 111 ft*** t** 111111 * ������>������������������.<��������������� tf  CANADIAN TELLS OF LIFE IN  A GERMAN DETENTION CAMP  The New York Evening Post  publishes the following interesting communication:  ' Life in an alien prison camp in  Germany is described by a young  Canadian in a letter to his mother, published below. For obvious reasons his name is omitted ( also the names of. his friends  in Germany. His letter seems to  contract the statement published  on Jan. 28, to the effect that at  the outbreak of the war colonials  had been left at liberty, while  Englishmen were interned. The  young Canadian was forbidden to  leave Germany about July 24, or  several days before the outbreak  of the war, according to one of  his friends, who sent his letter  to the Evening Post.  The letter is dated Stalle 11,  Trabunnbalm Ruhleben bel Span-  deau, October 7,1914, and says:  "Yesterday I received you let-  te though the Embassy, and I  ' was very glad indeed to hear from  ���������v you all and know you were all  all well. I have been imprisoned  since August 28, first in the big  jail in the middle of Berlin, and  then for the last four weeks here.  Frau- -: still hopes to have  me released* but unless she succeeds, we shall probably be here  till peace is declared. I hope  England won't find it necessary  to carry on the war for the twenty years Asquith spoke of.  "Tbejte are some forty-five English fellows here, and we are all  in one 'barracks,' and we have a  very good time, comparatively  speaking. (The barracks are the  _-big .stables attached to _the_race-  course; we sleep four in a stall).  Up till yesterday we also had  about 1,400 filthy Poles and Russians, but they are now gone,  Gott sei Pank. To-day it is very  quiet here as a consequence, only  about 200 lef.t. Forty English  sailors came in last night; there  are one or two quite decent fellows among them.  "It is getting pretty cold now,  but as long as it doesn't rain we  don't mind. In wet weather the  place is just one great quagmire,  and the days seem long indeed,  shut up in the gloomy stables.  When it is fine we have several  acres of ground to run about in  and we play rounders and catch  , most of the day. But when it is  dry and windy the dust blows  about in great clouds, as there is  no grass to hold it down. The  other fellows are a very nice lot,  on the whole, and we are naturally the best of friends. There  are only three here that I knew  before, but I have made ^ very  good friends since my arrest.  "At the prison I was in a single cell for two weeks, which  was dreadful; it was about the  size'-.of a large cupboard, one wuv  doAv high up, and locked in most  of,the time, except when we met  to exercise in a little courtyard.  .Afterwards, I got myself moved  into a big room with five other  chaps, three English, a Serb and  a Russian. The English are nice  fellows, but here they are in a  stall with ������������������, a very nice boy  of. nineteen, and I sleep across  the way from������������������, from Australia, and tne two ������������������brothers.  "Our day begins at six, when a  soldier goes down the corridor  shouting at the top of his voice,  'Aufsteheh.' We all get up and  shiver as we wash under the tap.  It is bitterly cold now in the  mornings, for the sun has hardly  risen and there is frost every  night. The five of us take baths  every morning, as we find that  the only way to keep one's clothes dry is to take them off. So  we stand about in our pristine  beauty and scream as a friend  pours soup-cans of water down  our backs.  "The soldiers were horrified at  first, but soon got used to it.  Every two days we get a loaf  of.^soldier's bread;.it is not bad  stuff when you get used to it,  rather strong and heavy ��������� rye  bread, not wheat. Breakfast thus  consists of coffee, rolls, bread and  butter and jam. We are free afterwards, and play rounders qr  chess, or read, write, or wash  clothes if it is. fine. About 12  we are lined up again and march  to the kitchens to get a bowlful  of soup each, which constitutes  our dinner. This is sometimes  quite good, and often very bad.  This we carry out to the grandstand and eat there. Then home,  wash soup basins, and free the  rest of the day. In the evenings we usually get a watery  kind of paste, not worth going  for; other times cold, raw sausages, and on red letter days cocoa. A usual luxury for tea is  a pickled gherkin, which we buy  at the canteen, also buy a tin of  coffee.  "On this diet we would soon  pine away, but for the restaurant  attached to the race course, which  has kept up business serving the  100' odd soldiers with beer, etc.  To this all the better class of  Englishmen have leave during  certain hours, and here we go  when we can hold out no longer  without solid food. Every Sunday we go for breakfast and have  eggs and coffee out of cups. Once  a week we have dinner there,  soup, meat and vegetables and  fruit for 90 pfennig. This week  we have been receiving a mark  a day from the American Embassy, and have had some extra  treats. I have plenty of money.  I got one draft cashed just after  war broke out, and someone in  England sent .$175 to my credit. I  expect you sent it through the  Embassy; thanks very much.  "I have found plenty to dp  here, and have not been bored  like some of the fellows. Have  got up a sextette of fellows with  good voices and have written out  a lot of part songs from memory, so we have great fun. Am  also the editor, printer and reporter of the "Ruhleben Times,"  a very. scandalous and piquant  sheet, which was received with  enthusiasm; also practice hand  gymnastics every day, and so  keep from getting stiff. Visitors  are coming in a minute, so want  to end this; so au revoir, love to  all; will write again next Week;  am quite well, and growing very  strong, if. not fat."  (Continued from page six)  RAILWAY BILL  THROWN OUT  ATOTTAWA  Mr. H, H. Stevens Strenuously  Opposes Measure Before Railway Committee '  When consideration pf the bill  to incorporate the Vancouver Terminal Railway Company ��������� wes 'resumed by the railway committee  of the Commons, this week, Mr.  E. A. Lancaster, chairman of the  committee, read, a telegram, he  had received from the city solicitor of Vancouver. The telegram  stated that the city "council was  of the opinion that the promoters  of the bill were trying to get  a charter to sell to some one else  and they believed that if a charter was given it should be to a  company able to go ahead with  the work.  Mr. H. H. Stevens read a telegram of protest from the North  Fraser Arm harbour commissioners. This telegram pointed out  that the company proposed to  construct lines on routes. intended for a harbor railway service,  and that if the company were allowed to go ahead it would be  inimical to the independent development of the harbor. Mr.  Stevens also read a telegram from  the Vancouver Harbor Board.  This telegram stated that rights  were being sought which should  riot be granted tp any private  company. ,  Speaking in support of the  views expressed in this telegram,  Mr. Stevens explained the local  conditions to, the committee,.. a;nd  stated that -ali the bodies and  municipalities interested are; opposed to the granting of a  "blanket charter." Mr. Stevens;  said he had no desire to interfere with the private rights qf  the company, but it ^was riot desirable that it shouid4 be given the  right to construct its lines practically 'at any^ ppmt alohg'the harbor fronts; HeV saidXthat the  Canadian Northern had agreed  with the city to establish its main  shipping terminals in the city.  He know that an agreement had  beeiv entered into between the  Vancouver 3-etminal Company  and the C.N. R. to construct the  proposed tunnel, and the city was  afraid that its rights might not  be fully protected.     :     V  Hon. Frank Cochrane; Minister  of Railways, expressed the view  that if the harbor boards waiit to  establish a transfer scheme it  would be" the best thing. He  thought the two harbor commissions should be amalgamated. Mr.  Stevens assured the minister that  the Vancouver Harbor Board is  working on such a scheme.  Mr. J: P. Taylor, M.PX supported the bill. He said that this  was a case of infanticide, the  chief efforts to kill the bill being *made by its chief promoter.  This called a personal explana-  MAJOR-GENEBAL SIB WM. OTTER, O.V.O., C.B. X  Registrar of Aliens, Wbo Passed Through the City Yesterday on his Way to  ' Nanaimo to Conduct an Inspection of the Military Prison There ,:  tion from Mr. Stevens. He said  that, as a matter of courtesy, he  had allowed his name to go on  the bilf:before it was printed.  He had reserved the right to oppose it if the city bf Vancouver  jvas not satisfied and he would  ask to be allowed to withdraw  his name from the bill. Mr. Taylor then read a telegram from  the municipality of Richmond, favoring the project, and also one  from the North Fraser Harbor  commissioners telling him to use  his own judgment in! regard to  the,bill.. /VX:/XX--XXX,X:/  Mr. Norman Guthrie, of Ottawa; on behalf of. the city council of Vancouver, told the committee he was not making frivolous objections to the bill. The  situation hjad been seriously and  carefully considered. The city's  objection had nothing to do with  agreement with other companies.  They were fundamental.  . Colonel Thompson asked if the  'committee, would be satisfied if  the company limited itself to  "False Creek." X  JMUr. Stevens: "No, I object.  That is tbe vital part of the bill."  Members of the committee not  acquainted with ~the situation,  said they were at a loss to know  what to do; more particularly as  opposite views. The preamble  Mr.J Stevens and jMr. Taylor took  was then put to a: vote and de  feated, 14 to 10, thereby killing  ed that they were both opposed  to the bill.1 It was decided to  give as a reason for the killing  the bill. Hon. Frank Cochrane  and Chairman Lancaster did not  vote, but Mr. Lancaster explain-  of the bill, that it was not desirable in the public interest at  thei-present time that it should be  passed.; ; X;''  Colonel Thompson intimated  that the company would appear  before the committee again next  year seeking incorporation;  B.C. ELECTRIC  TO WHITE ROCK  The B. C. Electric is seriously  considering running a motor bus  from its Chiliiwack tram line  station on Johnson road to White  Rock; connecting with its cars  each way.,; .  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C.  *******4&b*********^^  ANNUAL MEETING OF  AMATEUR LACROSSE AS'N  ..     4������������  The annual meeting of the "Vancouver Amateur Lacrosse Association will he held on April.9 at  the Y.Itj.C.A., and' attention of.  clubs wishing to join the association and those already in membership who may desire tb change  'the constitution, is drawn to Articles 7 and 15, respectively, which  read as follows:  Article 7.���������Any club desiring  to join the association shall pre-  ' sent to the secretary, one month  previous to the convention, a  written application, signed by its  president and secretary, giving  the name and date or organization of their club, names of officers and proposed playing members and address of secretary.  Article 15;No amendment or  alteration sholl be made in any  part_of=this ^constitution,, except  at the annual meeting. Notice of  any proposed alteration or amend"  ment must be made to the secretary of the association in writing at least one month before it  can be voted^upon.  It will, therefore, be necessary  for new clubs to file their application for membership, and present clubs desiring to change the  constitution to file the desired  changes with Fred A. Gosse, 108  Hastings St. B., on or before  Friday, March 12, 1915.  MEMBEBS OF Y. M. C. A.  PREPAEE FOR HEXATHLON  CHAMPIONSHIP HOCKEY  GAMES MARCH 22,24,26  Ottawa Looks Like Contenders���������Four Goal Lead  on Eastern Championship  The dates suggested.by the Pacific Coast Association for the  world's series in this city have  been confirmed by the N.; H. ::-AJ.  President Emmett Quinh^ wired  President Patrick accepting Mar.  22, 24 and 26 as the dates for the  series, with alternate nights if  more games are required. Further negotiations will be held between the leagues with respect to  the appointment of referees. The  N. H. A. is still trying to get the  Coast League to consent to one  eastern man.  It looks like Ottawa after all  for, the N. H. IA. championship  and the trip to Vancouver for  world's championship series. The  Senators surprised the Montreal  Wanderers on Wednesday night  by whitewashing them in the  capital 4 to 0. The next game  of the home and home series between these two teams takes place  in Montreal Saturday night, the  winners of the series to leave immediately forthe ^c^^     The game  in Montreal on Saturday night  will be a bitterly fought one, as  these teams are old rivals for  hockey honors. To us at this end  of the line the result will be  awaited with keen interest. President Frank Patrick has gathered a great team for Vancouver  this year and huge crowds will be  in attendance at the; world's series a week hence.  NO Advance in Prices  Following the announcement  from hockey headquarters that  President Quinn of the National  Hockey Association had confirmed the dates for the world's series between the east and the  west, President Patrick stated  that it had been decided to hold  to the admision prices for the  world's series that have been in  yogue all season here. Tickets  are now on sale for the series,  and can be purchased at the  arena, The Grotto and at Godfrey's.;; ��������� V,  SECOND ROUND  OF  CHARITY CUP  Local League Games on Saturday  Physical Director Lockley of  the Y. M. C. A., has not yet received any notice from the ;Athletic League of the Canadian Y.  Mf C. A. regarding the annual  Hexathlon contest which is held  every year between the different associations of the Pominion.  This contest generally brings out  the best athletes in the various  associations, for they compete  with the best of. the other cities.  All reports are returned to the  head office, from where the winners are announced.  , The various events this year  have not yet been decided oh, but  in all probability, they will include a potato race, shot put, running high jump, standing broad  jump and fence vault. These  events have been down both on  the senior and junior programmes  and it isexpeeted-thatXhey'will  be follqwedout this year .  Mr. Lockley is testing out. a  number of the men at the local  Y., and he expects to have a  pretty fair entry list. The boys  are particularly keen this year  and the Vancouver lads will no  doubt be away up in the totals  when the results are announced.  The men are at present vieing  with each other to secure a place  on the teams which will compete,  but until word is heard from the  east nothing, definite can be said.  BOXER LOSES EYE  Monday night's meeting of the  local executive of the B.C.F.A.  again chose Mr. Murphy to  act as referee in the final for the  mainland Challenge cup, which  will be played off between Coquitlam and the 6. C. Electric, on  Saturday next at the athletic  park.  A protest from the Church  League was referred back to that  body, owing to the absence of jthe  necessary foe.'  Arrangements were completed  for the Charity cup second round  which is due to be played next  Saturday, the games scheduled  being:  Longshoremen vs. Caledonioris,  Clark park; referee, Webster. . "  Cedar Cottage Presbyterians vs  Casuals, Cambie street, 1:45 p.m.;  referee, Proudfoot.  St. Paul's vs. C. C. Rangers,  McBride park, 1:45 p.m.; referee,  Bellamy .  City United vs. First Presbyterians, Cambie street, 3.45 p.m.;  referee, Leith.  Grandview vs. Eburne, Powell  St., 3.45 p.m.; referee, Murphy.  St. Andrew's vs. Cedar Cottage  McBride Park, 3.45 p.m.; referee,  McLean.'.' ,i  ���������  VEDDEB RIVER, NEAB CfflLLIWACK,  FOB TBOtff FI8HINO  TAKE UP "JITNEY" BOS  REGULATIONS ON MONDAY  BOSTON RILL JAMES  ^WANTS WJGW^nSALARY  START THE NEW  |Jjl������^-wM������**#4rt  '/MSSkt^mSSSmmg  YEAR RIGHT ... W  by presenting your good  wife with an up-to-date  motor washing machine and  ball-bearing wringer; one of  ours will please her.  We have a complete stock  of Clothes Dryers, Washboards, Wash Boilers, Tubs  and Clothes Pins.  ��������� We deliver promptly.  W.R.Owen S Morrison  The.'.Mi. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street  Jt looks as though the statement by Bill James, the big  right-hander of the Boston Braves and former Seattle pitcher,  that he would not play with the  world's champions this year un-.  less his salary was boosted $2,000  was no ordinary threat. According to a friend of the giant righthander, James has long been  nursing a grievance against the  Boston club. Thie friend of  James told this story:  "James played last year for  the Braves for a salary of about  .$2,200. After the Braves got on  their winning spurt last summer  James claims he was promised a  bonus of $1,500 for 1914 if heL  kept up the good work. This-  James did.  "When the world's series was  played last fall James came near  going on strike. He was slated  to pitch the second "contest  against the Athletics. The morning of that game James told me  he would not pitch that afternoon unless he secured his bonus.  "I know James well enough  to believe that he was prepared  to make good his threat. Bill and  his father invested money in a  mine in California which netted  them a profit of $47,000, so that  the big pitcher is well fixed financially. When I saw James  go in against the Athletics, that  afternoon I thought the matter  had been fixed up, for he certainly pitched great ball and shut  out the White Elephants.  "Afterwards I saw where  James had been given a bonus  of $1,000 by the Boston Club and  signed to a contract!1, for three  seasons at $4,000 per season. I  am certain that the statement  that James  signed this  contract  That the boxing days of Joe  Shrugrue, the sensational Jersey  City lightweight, who is credited  with two popular ten round decisions   over  Champion  Freddie  Welsh, are over is practically assured.   Joe has lost the sight of.  his left eye and a ligament in the  right optic has become so strained that he can scarcely see in daylight.   The   accident   to   Shug-j  rue's   eyes   happened   about   a  week ago when he was twirling  a shoe string on his finger. He  flipped the' end of the lace in  his left eye and.the metal end  struck^his eyeball.   Joe had been  matched to meet Joe Atandot over  the twenty round route in New  Orleans on March 22 and he was  considered a dangerous contender  for the crown held by Freddie  Welsh.  Jitney bus regulations will be  taken up by the special committee of the city Council next Monday afternoon, when the powers  obtained in the amendments to  the city charter will be made use  of. Aid. C. W. Enright has called a meeting for that day of his  committee, composed of members  of both the fire and police and  finance bodies.  Suggestions as to regulations  made by the Trades and Labor  Council at its last meeting were  read at the meeting of the fire  and police committee and referred to the special committee. City  Solicitor Jones said that he was  waiting on instructions from the  committee before drafting the bylaw.  The amendments passed by the  provincial legislature at its last  session give the city power for  inspecting, prohibiting, licensing  and regulating motorf vehicles  "and the streets and routes upon  which motor vehicles may be driven or operated, and the capacity  of motor vehicles and the number of persons and the quantity.  weight and number of freight  and other things which may be  carried in or upon motor vehicles, and the places in or upon,  motor vehicles, in which persons,  freight and things may be carried, and the number of motor  vehicles which may be driven or  operated on any street route, and  the number of hours and time on  any day during which motor'vehicles may be operated or driven by any one person, and the  fitness of drivers and chauffeurs  to drive and operate motor vehicles."  W. Calder  F. Chapman  Office Telephone: Sey. V^  before    the    world's    series    is  wrong."  Even if James has a grievance  over his bonus money last year it  does not look as though he was  acting right in refusing to play.  He knew what he was v about  when he signed his contract for  three years. A\boost of nearly  100 per cent in salary this year  over his 1914 was certainly not  bad, considering the. fact that  last season Was his first year  in the majors and there is never  any telling if a twirler will be  able to repeatX'~'"" " ^ V " ''^~~  Merchants Cartage Co.  EXPRESS, TRUCK AND PRAY  Orders by Mail or Telephone Promptly Attended to. -  Feed and Sales Stables:  716 Cambie Street  146 Water Street  Phone Sey. 3073 VANCOUVER, B. C.  a ��������������������������� A -��������� ������������������ ��������� ������������������ -*��������� _i_i_^efc_tmAdlefc_>_fc_^_u__i J  When E. Hi Southern and Julia  Marlowe were playing in a western ������ity last season an old couple  stepped up to the box office and  the man said:  - "Playin'    Shakespeare    here,  they tell me."  "Yes, sir," replied the ticket  seller."  "What's the show tonight?"  "'As You Like It."  "Well, that's what I call accommodating'' saicl the' native.  '' Seein' as you give us our choice  mother and me'11 take "Romeo  and Juliet.' "���������Chicago News.  For Fresh and Cured Meats  ^ p to thirOJd ������iabirMWet  It is not excelled for Owality or Prjqcs in )mmm  This is the Oldest Established  Market in Vancouver, an example  of " The Survival of the Fittest"  Place: Corner Broadway and Kingsway  Proprietori FRANK TRIMBLE  Phone: Fairmont 257  *    ��������� *  MtHHttS  JZaller'  HASTINGS   STREET,  VANCOUVER'S  MAIN  BUSINESS  AETEEY,   AT NICKHT 8  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March 12. 191S.  **,*+*+***+***+*******+* *+4+4+4+4*4*4*4.  SOCIAL AND PERSONAL  A pleasant surprise, was given  to Mrs:' Geo. Gartley at her home,  Mrs. John Munro, 549 Broadway east, gove her home Wednesday afternoon tor a tea 'given by  the Women's Guild of the Mount  1753 2nd Avenue east, on Tuesday, when her children and grand-  Pleasant Presbyterian church, at children gathered on the occasion  which there was a large attend- j of her seventieth birthday, and  ance.   Clusters of daffodils, hya  cinths, and tulips made the rooms  very bright and attractive;   The  spent the evening with music and  dancing. Among the guests were  Mr. and Mrs. T. Tellefsen, Mr.  hostess was assisted in receiving an<_ Mrs. Douglas Grant, Mr. and  MT. PLEASANT LAD KILLED  Son of Mr. M. H. Clapp of 2301  Main Street Dies in France  Prom Wound  NEW INDUSTRY OPENS  by Mrs; W. Milne, Mrs. R. J.  McLean, Mrs. J. J. G. Thompson  and Mrs. J. M. Robertson. A  program was given during the  afternoon, to which numbers  were contributed by Misses Violet  Chardon. McCuaig, Kitty Milne,  Riches, Howell and McNulty. The  tea table, presided over by Mrs.  Keith and Mrs. Eggie, and later  Mrs. S. Brown, Mr. and Mrs. ^H.  Gartley, Mr. and Mrs. E. Gartley, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gartley,  Mr. B. Gartley, Miss Stella Gartley, Miss Grace Gartley, Mr. Walter Gartley, Mr. and Mrs. James  Coburn, Mr. and Mrs. T. ^A.  Grant, Miss E. Grant, Miss Er-  by   Mrs.   Abernethy   and   Mrs. j win, Miss Hazel Tellefsen, Mas-  Collins, was centred with a cut- ter Leslie Tellefsen, Julia Tellef-  glass bowl filled with daffodils  and white hyacinths. The young  ladies who assisted in serving)  were Miss Kitty Milne, Miss  Owens, Miss MacMillan, Miss Mc-  Naulty, Miss Howell, Miss Chardon and Miss McCuaig, and the  little Misses May Holtby and  Mary McLean attended the door.  A very enjoyable surprise was  given Miss Mamie Quigley at her  home, 160 20th , Ave. west, on  Tuesday night when about thirty  of her friends gathered to wish  her all prosperity in her new  home, .as she is planning tp leave  for Boston. Miss Quigley has resided in Vancouver for six years  and during that time has made  many friends. -The evening was  spent in playing progressive whist  the winners of the prizes being  Mrs. Beatty, Miss Nicol, Mr. G.  Hughes and Mr. Armour. Refreshments werex served at mid-  .. night, and music occupied ano-  '  ther hour or two.  sen, Miss Margaret and Douglas  Grant.  On March 5th at the residence  of. the bride's parents, Rev. J.  Willard Litch, B. A., united in  marriage Mr. Robert Mcllroyjaifd  Miss Ethel Gertrude Jordan, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs.  Walter E. Jordan. 1088 28th ave.  east. Miss Edith Jordan, sister  of the bride, acted as bridesmaid)  and Mr. Fred Clapp supported  the   groom. -  Programs are out for the, St.  Patrick's Day Concert to be held  under the auspices of the Women's Guild of Mount Pleasant  Presbyterian church, to be held  in the school hall on the evening  of that date. Those desiring a  good clean entertainment of a  high class will do well to remember the date'and place. 25 cents  admission.  ���������t' "l"!' 't' c4* '|"I' '1' 't"|"t' '1*'}' 'I' 'I"l"t' 'I' *t' 't' 't' 'V 'I' *t' *���������' 'I* '*' '1' 'I' 'I������������i4.���������S������������i*������S������^������������$������������X*������i������������S,<4l;, *i*<?><i*'*I* *S>,I><S**^*I**I*^>*i>  Are you going to |  wear this winter? I  Why  ���������������  teckie's, of Course   And J am going to see that my wife buys thein *  for THE BOYS too.   They are the best W   T   "|  %    x wear ahd are made in Vancouver. f  * I *  **l.**<^l^************************K^  mm  '���������������������������������������������'���������������������������������������������������������������������������������^���������������������������������������������������������������������������������^������������������������������������tH*  Phone Seymour 8171  '/��������� ���������'  {STOREY & CAMPBEUxi  518-520 BEATTY ST. VANCOUVER, B.C. '**  Mr. M, H. Clap_>, of 2301 Main  street, cor. 7th avenue, has received the sad intelligence from  Ottawa that his son, Albert Ernest Clapp, of the , 7th. Battalion  First Canadian Contingent, had  died Feb. 27th from a gunshot  wound in the abdomen. No further particulars have as yet been  received.  Mr. Clapp had a letter from his  son, dated Feb. 9, and written in  England* saying that he was leaving for France along with the remainder of the Canadian contingent. It is believed, therefore,  that he received the fatal wound  while in action.  Private Clapp was 18 years old.  He came tp Vancouver with his  parents iroih. Toronto some years  ago and has been with his father .in their boot and shoe store  on the Hill. The young man was  well liked among his many friends  hereabout, and his name will ever  be remembered as haying been  associated with honor in giving  his life for his country.  r Beginning*, next week the new:  wife working plant on Lulu Island is expected to be under operation. The machinery for the  plant is installed in a factory  formerly occupied by the nail  works, and Mr. G."W. Laidlaw, of  Mount Pleasant, the manager,  expects to have the work -of setting up all the machines completed in a day or so and the plant  under way next Monday. It is  the intention of the promoters to  to manufacture a variety of wire  products including baling wire  for hay, barrel hoops and staples.  A thoroughly enjoyable evenr  irig was spent at the residence  of Mr. Thos. Lobb, 1229 21st  Ave. east on Tuesday, March 2nd.  The ev*ent. was a party given in  honor of Misses Una and Ida  Lobb, and the evening was thoroughly enjoyed by the large number present including Misses M.  Morrit, Ethel Risley, Nettis 6s-  ter, Ellen Carter, Gladys Kipp>  Lucy Garnie, Mary Cockrell, Matilda arid Inez Vinally, Dorothy  Powell Flossie Hodge, VEJfma  Lobb,XRaye Lobb, Una Lobb.  Ida Lobb, Gladys Lobb, Elsie  Lobb, Mrs. C. Rause, Mrs. Thos.  Lobb; Messrs. Herbert Morritt?  Geo. Moore, W. Pulsifer, Jack  Johnson, Burnie aind Walter Hbr-  ton/ V. Shoemaker, W. Mills, V.  Vinnblly, Quirin, *G. Bowers, P;  Hodge, L. Scott, Horace Piersdri,  T. Lobb, H. Lobb, W. Lobb. L.  Lobb, C. Rause; x  Members of the Carson "Lodge  No. 217 Loyal True Blue Association gave a benefit concertV'fh  aidXof ��������������������������� the orphanage in New  Westminster, in the auditorium of  the Britannia high school, Grand-'  ,yieSy; ���������'.'... on Wednesday evening,  which was largely attended. The  program, which was arranged by  Mr. and Mrs. C. Mv tanner, was  one of the most entertaining of  the season; The following ladies  and gentlemen kindly assisted:  Miss Lowe, Miss Taylor, Miss  Cork, Miss Peace, Mrs. G. Hall,  Messrs. J. Acteson', Gilbert, Christopher, W. Thompson, W. F. Eve  and the Barbour orchestra; accompanist, Miss Tenipleton. An  amusing part of the program was  Ih^farceX'Turn^Him Out." The  special work of the Loyal True  Blue Association is to (protect and  care for the orphans and helpless  children. The orphanage is on  the corner of. Carnarvon street,  one block from Columbia street,  New Westminster, and at the  present time about 30 little ones  are being cared for in the home.  ANNIVERSARY  SERVICES  MANUFACTURERS OF  Light and Heavy Harness, Mexican  Saddles, Clcteed Uppers, Leggins, etc.  "  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always i  * on hand. ?  BUGGIES, WAGONS, Etc. ]  Leather ot all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  \ '������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������-������������������������>-���������->���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������*������������������������������������������������������������������������  #  FLOUR IS CHEAP $  98 lb. Sack for  $3.50 if  WE GUARANTEE THIS TO BE NO. 1 BREAD FLOUR.  Only a Few Sacks Left.   Order at Once.  We have just received a carload of Shuswap Timothy  Hay.   This hay is fresh and green and equal to Idaho.    .'"���������'*  Our Poultry Supplies are a revelation. We welcome your  enquiries. ���������  Fm T. Vernon ���������   '   '},  Plnu FilraMt 871-116 Z55 Inslm. East ���������  ������.���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������.���������������������.������������������������������������������-��������������������������������������������������� ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������,������������������������������������������, ������.������t  Anniversary services in connection with Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church were held on Sunday  last. Rev. E. A. Henry, of. Chalmers church, preached in the  morning and conducted the quarterly sacrament service, and in  the evening Rev. E. Leslie Pidgeon, of St. John's church, conducted the service. Splendid addresses were given by the visiting clergymen, and exceptionally  good attendances were recorded  at both services.  WHITE ROCK  The seaside summer season is  commencing to attract' attention  again. The wonderful local climate at White Rock, which giv0s  spring weather, six weeks or two  months earlier than our north  exposure in Vancouver, has already led to the commencement  of bathing. Families are moving  there, not only to en!joy the summer climate, but also to take advantage of the cheaper living of  that place as compared with the  city. The good school has made  it convenient for. families to  lengthen their holidays as good  progress is made in all the common School work. /  The crab traps and the clam  and shrimp beds make the securing of tasty additions to the daily  menu, an exercise of: pleasure.  Many of. the citizens can be seen  lifting their traps or spading up  the clams any day.     '  The prolific salmon catch, the  abundance bf wild fruits, the  cheapness" of vegetables and  fruits straight from gardens to  t^ble add zest to the gastronomic  delights.  '  The new government pier is a  decided addition, and this future  south boundary pf our larger city  with its natural harbourage has a  great future.  LALLY WILL FIOHT  FOR MANN CUP  Joe Lally; lacrosse mogul, and  trustee of the famous Mann cup,  emblematic of the amateur lacrosse championship of Canada,  is worried over the location of  the cup. Since the fiasco last  summer when the cup was -award  ed Calgary, Lally has been hot  on the trail of the Vancouver  champions. Now he threatens tb  take the" matter into the courts  if the ^cup is not immediately  transferred/to the Calgary team.  There is great danger of Mr.  ������Lally putting a hamper on amateur lacrosse by his, high-banded  actions. Should the court uphold  him in the matter of the transfer  of the mug', it jooks as if the  amateur lacrosse union of Canada will pass up the Mann cup  for competition Valtogether.  The annual convention of the  Vancouver District Sunday School  Association,, is being, held this  week in St. Andrew's Presby  terian church. This evening it  will close with a grand rally of  all the Bible Classes of the city  At last Villa has struck the pro  per chord in forbidding the sale  of. liquor in certain localities  Viewed in the light of past events  there is reason to believe that if  the contending forces in Mexico  paused long enough to sober up  they might stop fighting;  DISPUTE SETTLED  The dispute between the hoisting engineers and*Messrs. Henry  and McFee and McDonald, contractors for the government dock  at the foot of Salisbury drive,  was finally settled last night, according to a statement made by  Mr. E. Prendergast, secretary for  the engineers. The contractors  are now paying the union scale  of wages and the question of  overtime has been, obviated by the  employment of two shifts working six hours each instead of one  shift working twelve hours. As  the government is anxious to rush  certain portions of this work in  order to expedite the building of  an elevator this settlement is all  the more welcome.  At a meeting held yesterday  regarding the tourist traffic, the  small committee appointed Recently, decided to report to the  representatives of various public  bodies, at a meeting to be called for Monday, the 15th inst., at  3 o'clock in the Board of Trade  rooms. The meeting will have a  definite scheme put before them  with the cost of the same and  will decide on the plan to be followed and the methods of raising  funds to provide for the work.  The bodies represented will be  the city council, Board of Trade,  Manufacturers' Association, Rotary Club, City of New Westminster, City of North Vancouver,.  Steamship Companies, Hotelmen's  Association, Auto Trades Association and others directly interi  ested. Indications continue to  come in showing that the traffic  will be considerable, and it is expected that action will be taken,  so that the tourists may be properly entertained while here and  the greatest benefits accrue to the  city.      ;. . *  i ~." t  TO  Your Printing  ...���������.'-      ......      ,  With all successful firms  the matter of perfect printed  matter is one of the first  essentials of good business.  Take a careful look at  the work which may have  been clone for you in this  line���������if it is not high grade  you are the loger* Th.^  pression created by your  stationery may have resulted  in the loss of an order.  ���������X"        /'..'��������� ��������� "   '���������. ,���������   ��������� . ��������� '. ' , -��������� ���������  '      "���������;"*'        '���������.."'  ���������-1- -V ���������  Why  ferior work w^ can  get high pality ? 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