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 ;'^Xt^^KXsX'' '"'���������'*  m  Published in the Interests of Greater  Vancouver and the Western People  ���������i    i   inn'i   .m ii i i     n        i      .^^i  ' \ < .   <������^>  f  YArlbOTJVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,  FRIDAY, MAY 7, 1918  X<rXV  . f;X^  jiYolnmeVI.  \-  1,N  5 CeataPcr Copy.  No. 68.  ���������wf % *.  .OUNCIL! ATTENTION!  I ��������� X-*-  .X  |T OU have hundred* jof unemployed1 in Vancouver. * ;. y x,   *   ,,/,   ���������  Ton haye refuted to help tH^^p^^onger.  Yon say it ia the duty, of tlie .Provincial  [/Government' to care for them.  U  ��������� 4 (  Now, Ii it?  Have you done ali you can?  I}}   - Why have yon allowed the Great Northern  II Railway Coinpany,. a great rich VAmerieM Gor-'  'Vporation to deliberately break its solemn pledge  and, contract?  ���������*.  ''     U it because you are afraid of them?    '  ... The oitifen* placed you in office to administer  |i'till* ^affairs.   Why do you neglect themf  ���������TRbe <flbJe^t Northern was pledged to spend  $5,000,000.. and have spent nothing���������except to  a. make a fill from material-they had totakt away  [from tklr big cut. ^  The Giqat Northern affttd to build a big  depot, express .beds, freight sheds, sidings, tie.  Yl They have done none of these.- They openly  I d������fy you.       .       "  The citizens, at the urgent request of the  ', present mayor and some of you /aldermen, gave,  i this  rich  American  corporation  165 .acres  of  (land worth millions.   You promised*to get this  / work done in return.   Now deliver the goods.  ii1 * ���������  i]      Whom 'are you serving, the rich corporation  ������' or the destitute ���������citizen?  *>      You must choose  one  or the  other. -This  work would give employment now to a thou-  Itiand men.   Are you going 4o get it for us, or  If A  ���������re you to play the corporation's garnet  OttftMi/ has your council done til ita duty-  .,, when it allows some of you tor starve, while  f this American corporation goes scott freet  *_  *]k  't>  f  THE CW3J3 flTl-'C.  -  fag minister* of the district, led by Roy.  'Mr. Cooke, liave taken up.tbe, oudgels  ' regarding the land policy of the government. ' As citisettt tlie various gentlemen have  the undoubted right to do as they please in  regard totfcis matter.  It X, As 'ministers representing various ihuroh or-  ganitatwne and as speaking aa tbe mouth-pieces  of theee.chwreh organizations, they have evidently strayed {ron^the track of church work.   .  Kl |t bat been for long a live question as,to  bow far the church as an organized body should  ������ use its influence in politics.  For instance, in regard to education.  Tbe matter of -education comes so near to  tbe ipork ������* the-.church that there has been  , a large branch' ej} the Christian church which  has boldly claimed tbat field as part of its  sphere.  , It has claimed that all schools of common  and higher education should be subject to its  direct supervision.   -       - -_-,_-  Seeing that other branches of the church  bave left the field, of education to the government, that branch of the Christian church has  claimed the right to gather its children and  , hjjgher students into separate schools which are  under the direct control of the church.  , All the other branches of the church have  united Jo prevent the carrying out of this policy.  This, we think wise. ���������  We believe that the things the church stands  for are moral and spiritual.   We also believe  that the things which form the basis of a common school education' are largely neither moral  k'rhot: spiritual. ���������/. .  for instance, the multiplication table.  -   It rtattera not, whither the student be Euro,  pean or.Asiatic.v It matters not whether he. be  Christian, Mohammedan, or heathen, the multiplication table is the same to all.  So are.the laws of physics, hygiene, grammar  and so on.   So, are the facts of history.  Well, then; why should a moral and spiritual  organization claim the necessity of supervising  the teaching of these things which are outside  their sphere. ��������� ,  But if we object to the unwarranted interference of the church in matters of education  in non-spiritual things, how- shall we justify the  entrance Of :tbeV,e^uxeh\Vuiit6.v.the controversy .of  land administration. ,  V.     If one section of the church feels justified  in organic action regarding land, then the other  section must be -Held justified in such action re-;  ���������V gardinj.' .edtieatioii which after all comes much  V nearer their sphere. X J . X  'A     With the -moral activities of the government  the church has a right to deal and no right not  to.;deal.   But with the' purely commercial mak  V ters   of   governmental   political   economy   the  Vchurch has ��������� nothing to do.   ;  If the representative government of the  country deal foolishly with the land and money  of the people it may be a matter of interest to  every minister and layman as citizens, but wi���������  this the organized church has no action to take..  Moreover,   some   of the   attackers   are   not  serious,  as  when  their   own   personal   interest  was involved they, asked and obtained favors,  including and necessitating the evasion of the  view.   '-'X-:  a  PROPERTY OWNERS' PROTECTION LEAGUE  )  A  T  1  I HAT there should be such a league, to watch the interests of the owners of property in >  this province there can be no doubt, ia tvery property owner knows.     v   t  There has been placed little by little so i������och power in" thf hands of officials in t)he yer- ,  ious departments that the right to dispose of property has been seriously diminished.'  Again and again owners have been fojreea ;to -go into the courts to obtain an order  to compel servants of the people to perform their functions.  Again and again owners have been compelled to aopeal to the'surveyor-general, and s  to the administrative council to get registrations npiide-which were being held up either by  the quibble of the registrar, or by the perversity of them^Oiicipal council who Jb^e ev>,  dently tau^it themselvea to believe that it iSrWortfe something to piN4 plan, s^d lhat any  demand made upo* the owner to be enforced hy? tlie withholding of signature from 'the plan  is legitimate gptt for the mill of the muhieipfhty for the fimetionaries.  Tax sale* are^made the^ means of t*\\km������ the< whole of Tan owner's property for. a  song, and moreover are deliberately looked to to rob adjoining properties oi their value.  Thus, here is a man who paid seven and a; half thousand dollars for eighty acres.   On ���������  'this he later obtained a loan. English money of four thousand.   The bankruptcy of an asso���������  ciate so. tied him up for the time that no ready cash was possible to him.   The land was,sold  f or two dollart an aero.  That is nothing short of downright robbery' committed in the name of the law.     , >  It1 furnished jenough money to pay the taxes, it is true, also sale expenses.  That in itself .shows how-beggarly the pittance was for which the eighty acres was sold.  ' The land is certainly worth twenty-five time* the amount for which it waa sold., ] In  fact the land registrar would refuse to register deeds on' a less valuation .than that ion  the ground that the government would be defatted of. its proper; per centage fees'.'  Then in common honesty why w*yi not, say five acres Of that land offered for sale  and not the wholef '.'*'" >���������''*,  *'/  We put that question to a elerk of a niuhicipality, and he replied, "because there  'are men at the sale who want to buy the whole."   Waa he rijghtf  If he was right,then there is nothing in, it but an Organized plan to use the machinery provided by the law to defraud the-property owner.  But there is another end aimed at.   The person who bought that eighty acres for two  , dollars an acre can afford to sell for say five dollars an ^cre, and so lower prices to ten per  cent, of their value in the whole district.   Thus real estate values are being skillfully inani-,  pulated in the name of the law. V _- '  Enough has been said to show that it is' time that there should be an association to  watch these things. <    --' > '  The association should be able to provide- a capable man to handle the matters of registration and so' on. and to take such cases as require, to,be presented to the surveyor-general'  , or to the executive eounetl of the government at, *%t isatter o������ routine.,  The association should be able to present the #buses of .the intention of the act by  either the municipalities or the registrars to the-goverpment ������o as to have them remedied. '  And all these things at a. minimum expense. ',,.- v- ' ; a.v  ,    - As it is all the profits of transactions are being taken forifees if the owner wins, and,  if he loses all his properties are being swept away. r   X, '  We print an application form in another column;  Cut it out and make application  for membership and get othets to sign it also/ x ^   ? . ���������  <  v  M.v  UKTS FOR A IttWET  !  -r-r  f \  'N all4 successful marketing two principles  must be considered���������enpply and demand���������  what eo-operation will do is illustrated in  the following: - <   ���������,_ - vi t       i ..^'  "There is a general Horticultural UmW  for the whole of the Netherlands, with  whieh 93 federatUm aad societies are as-  . .eoeiated. The eo operative marketing of  gardfln ptodnoe it Ughly organised. Generally speaking, what the grower mMe to  .wil is marketed for him b> Iris sooiety.  "These societies have sale depoto; someC  times, the depot is a special building, in'  < some places it is merely w roofed-in oreo  , near the market, in others it is a port of  the public market-place > itself. Tho se-  tult of having these sale depots is that the  produce is sold by the ofiieerot the, society^ and buyers.have to conform to/the  rales made on behalf of, the growers., A  co-operative auction mart means, therefore, that the producer no longer 4 seeks  the merchant, but that the merchant hfjg  to wait upon the producer. -, X / "  paragraph. ','���������������, ���������' *  "The fruit is not sold on a eo-operative  basis; each grower receives what hisi^r"  dace brings, v ->,.,,  X^onses aad IxUnt'of Oo-Oporatloa  ['The expenses connected with the building an/1 the salaries or commission to tbe  auctioneer aad clerk > are met by a pro  rata assessment on the members according  * to the valuev> of their produce. '���������   '  /'In some localities members' pay a moderate fee per annum if or membership in  the society,, and each grower who'markets produce gives 4 or 5 per eent. to the  i auctioneer.', - ' f  "There are at present, more than eighty of  these- eo������oper������tive sale, depots, and -the  value, of the vegetables and fruit sold  amounts to $4r<{89.Q00 annually.*'   ,  *������'.������������Wi'^������fJ,lf������i������A''' J**-������ J-l*'  ,jri-   "������������������   -    -<*���������������,"     ' ' "'  _* v*Vs.  1X  1 / *y  "���������y??  r    .     r     Oft."4J  '"���������<������  1 '-'M  , '/c\ *a  ��������� ��������� ������f-������*T7i    S  ,-**>  FACE THE SITUATION  T  IHJ3 war is not ended.   The war may not  end for months to come.   The war may-  not end for years to come.  What, thenf Must the business of this  country, stand still waiting for the war to end?  Most certainly it should not do so..  While the war progresses there is the need,  the urgent need for the affairs of the country  to progress likewise.  While JJurope is busy with the very genius  of destruction, while fields and factories are idle '  or are transformed into military establishments,  ���������while men by the millions, by tens of millions  are turned from the useful to the destructive,  while the cro^s are destroyed and the herds  swept away, it is clear that this country should  and must put its hands to the business of creating the supply of the things needed for the  markets  which  are   being opened.  Until last year we were developing Canada  upon borrowed money. Feverishly we sought  the loan, of money from Europe and obtained it  at high rates of interest, giving in return for  the same the best we had, that is to say, first  mortgages on our farms, our buildings, our cities, our municipalities and on our Dominion.  Now we cannot borrow the money, but it is  being thrust on ns in payment for the things  which hitherto we. have only in small measure  had to geiy  Our crops. A year ago we were offered a  pittance for the wheat we raised. Now we are  Offered nearly three times the price of a year  ���������;'ag������vXX" X' ��������� X - v.        "'JJ   '  Our herds. Meat, alive or dead, has reached  the maximum price. r *  Our products. Boots, shoes, suits, shirts, wagons, motors, saddlery, horses, $tc. The demand  has sprung on us with the shock of surprise.  New industries such as the manufacture of  shells, have come to our doors.  And the end is not yet. We shall receive  tfiis year and next, especially if the crops are  good, as much extra money in payment for supplies as we received before in the .same length  of  time  in  the   way  of  loans.  Prosperity must, therefore, come to us and  as the. money so paid to us will not draw interest from Canada, neither .will .it have to be  repaid by Canada the result must be1' permanent  and beneficial.  THOSE NON-PARTISAN PREACHER8?  I  'N a pamphlet recently issued by "The Ministerial Union bf the Lower Mainland" we  have this statement in the "foreword": The  facts set forth are fiot published in any partisan sprqit." The reverend (?) gentlemen then  proceed to abuse the government in language  which Would make Frank Oliver look, like a  Christian Endeavor missy. Why not have another "ticket" in the field in this city? There  are now enough candidates in the field to fill a  good sized auditorium, and the Rev's, could-then  preach to them to their heart's content.  '���������" ' --   ,;. -JL  ..���������   -X ���������"���������.���������"     '  Tbe 04*1 of ths War  Some things have to be taken into account in,  this war as being factors of tbe first importance  which are not recognized as such by the man on <,  the street. "       '  For instance, Germany has had some hard  blows which will sooner or later tell upon her.  Fifst in importance is this, that the commerce of Germany has been destroyed.  Her fleets are 0$ the sea* and her factories  are closed.  Sooner or later this must tell with strangling  force on Germany. But *t this moment and for  some time to come this will be a benefit to  Germany's operations.          Her commerce and industry having been laid  aside, it gives to the German government all  the forces of unemployed labor, and it gives to  the'German government ail the unused supplies  'which if her industries and commerce were active would be used for the purpose of that industry and commerce.  The shutting off of neutral cargoes prevents  her from buying foreign goods. Sooner or'later  this will cause inconvenience. But at this time  it enforces a frugality upon Germany, wbich  prevents her squandering her stock of money  for goods bought in a foreign market, to pay for  which she would under other circumstances  have to send gold abroad, and thus soon exhaust her supply.  By and by these things will tell against her.  At present they tell in her favor, placing all the  labor and facilities at the disposal of the government and keeping her gold supply at home.  Germany fights on interior lines, while the  allies are scattered: This is now to her advantage. But when her lines are broken it will  tell against her, for she will be overrun from  every side. ���������-X,.. ���������������  Germany's greatest weapon is her strategic  railways. These are much more dangerous.than  are her novel weapons of offence. But as they  radiate from her heart, as she is; beaten back  along them they will become congested ; and  overwhelmed and will afford on the outer hand  ������facilities for-her foe to concentrate to crush herV  , ���������'" She is fighting with courage worthy of a good  cause. But her courage is mixed with such  abominable yellow streaks that she will never  enjoy the benefit from it. X  Xi  \W  I  TEMPERANCE  o  ������,UR noble King has set a splendid example  to" all classes of society by voluntarily  abolishing liquor from the Royal Household. Lord Kitchener and others have followed  suit���������but it fell to the lot of the clergy of Great  Britain to break the spell and to cause the  opposition tide to set in.  It all goes to show that example is ��������� better  than precept. We shall do more for-the cause  of righteousness by practicing it than preaching it. '...  N a city of the size of Moscow there it an,  opening for7;e������err,������k*s of British merchandise, provided that tbe import,duties'  do not render tbe importation quite impossible.  Even with tbe high duties in force, foreign goods .  con compete in many cases witb tbe |ocaily-ma4e  and protected article, by reason of tbeir superiority, and the Bussian customer is quite willing  to pay an enhanced price for the best qualities.  That the British manufacturer runs a bad second to his German^ competitor in the' race for 4  Russian trade is a patent fact to anybody who  will take the {rouble to walk through the streets  of. Moscow and look into the shop windows.   On  every side will be seen German goods.   *^Jn in- '  quiry for "an article of British manufacture will  be met with an expression of regret that-it is  not saleable  in  Moscow,  but  the shop-keeper  offers as a substitute an article patently of German origin, which not seldom bears a description or name in English, generally misspelt,  but nevertheless a subtle j)iece of fiattery to the  selling power of the British article, if it were^  only to be found on sale.  Again, a glance at the feet of either man or  woman in the street will show that American-  made boots are being universally adopted by all  the middle and upper classes instead of the old  knee high boot of Russian style. The question  at once comes to mind: If American, why not  Canadian?  M  A LESSON FROM CHINA  c  lLARENCB HOW, in an article in World's  Work on a recent visit to China, and the  lessons he learned there, says the .most  important lesson he learned was as to the need  of conservation of the forest resources of America. "Hardly anything that I saw on my whole  trip," he says, "burned itself more deeply into  my memory than the heavy penalty that the  Celestial Empire is now paying for the neglect,  of her forests in former years. In the country  north of Peking I found river-valley after  river-valley���������once rich and productive, but now  become an abomination of desolation���������covered  with countless tons of sand and stone brought  down from the treeless mountain-sides. So long  as these slopes were forest-clad, the decaying  leaves and humus gave a sponge-like character  .to the soil upon them, and it gave out the water  gradually to the streams below. Now, however,  the peaks are in most cases only enormous rock-  piles, the erosion haying laid waste the country  round about;. or else they are mixtures Of rock  and earth, rent by gorges through which furious  torrents rush down immediately after each rainfall, submerging: once fruitful plains with rock  and infertile gully-dirt. Where the thrifty,  pigtailed Chinese peasant once cultivated broad  and level fields i nsuch river valleys, he is now  able to rescue only a few ^half-hearted patches  by piling the rock in heaps and swing a few  intervening arable remnants from the general  soil-wreck." ���������  y  LU8ITANIA TORPEDOED  Just as we go to press word comes over, the  wires that the Lusitania, of 4he Cunard line, has  been torpedoed by a German submarine off the  coast of Ireland. She sailed from New York'"on  Saturday last with 1310 passengers on board.  --.__��������������������� ���������)  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, May 7, 1915.  Though many different people  are now making their homes  among ua, itif.*tU]l,of ,&e������ert  est interest to see how the IndV  ians-^the first settlers in Amercia  ���������are'fitting into, the life of t*>-  day in "the * country that was  once all their own. The romance  of their old-timer life has, largely  gone,, but this has" taken its  place..  What must all our busy coming and going, our building and  working seem' to tbe Indian, who  looks on us ^and'aays but little  though perhaps he thinks' a'great  dealt,''How much of-it does he  understand* ,and would ���������he like  to have a part in it?, In the  westr where the'' old .frontier, life  and the .new, pulsing, lifer,o������sto^  day...come" very .clqse/.together,  such, questions ��������� as these pan hardly he .avoided.������If , ihe "pioneer  tettdera of. even .thirty or. forty  years ago can, .with cbfficuliy realize the changes~thatjwve't������ken  place,  wh#t .must -.these,   people Further'south, towards the inter-  who- are now as aliens > ������0, their  own land think about; it fX k .  ' TJjje Indionhasr: changed, too.  He is not quite the.eatye to-day  as we have read in books and  poeuuL-thftt he wee., a .century pr  two,-ago,.' He;. ieXvery- slow to  change, and his slowness"' has.  ���������tometijMft.. ..fcegno the . ^espsij.  of those \Bfho -have tried- to teach  himi ��������� but ��������� nevertheless he is a  good, way removed.from-the days  of "his savagery/ * TJb&Jife; of the  white man ail around,-hjm has  had its effect jon-hunvand he ��������� himself does, not yet realize how  great- that., effect J������es -been. ���������.  ' > If one would jee the American  Indian between the two extremes  to-day--with. the crude, wilder-  new life of his savage ancestors  on one side of lum and the new.  ,busy������ life.of the white nmn on tbe  other���������there is no better place  to see him than, in the farther  North-West, up in the top country of Western Canada and Alaska.; Tljaat is'the. last place on  the continent where, on a really  large scale, the red man is' still  at home in hia original haunts.  Yet eVen ther* the new life is  coming in upon, him, and we see  many curious but very encouraging transformations the Indian  life is undergoing as, a result.  Away at the top of the continent, just south of the' Eskimo  country, are the Lochoux ^Indians,  and the Montagnals* tribes are  their near neighbors. In the  Mackenzie territory are also the  Dog Rib,, the Yellow Knife, tthe  Bleod 'and the; Chipewyan tribes.  The-Blackfeet find Crees are perhaps the two'bestknown tribal  divisions, and then* settlements  are/scattered over a lane' part  of     the    Western,   wilderness.  national boundary, are tbe- Sioux,  Stony\4nd Sarcee * tribes; while  along' the Pacific Coast are the  Songhee$'K the Babines, and a  number pf smaller tribes. All  ttatese ; various divisions mean  something, but the differences  between" the tribes are nearly  family /$fferences,' after all and  tke whole Indian population of  the^ laa.t West" may fairly be  considered an one people. In  general,' too, they are feeling in  much the'same way, the influences  ami impulses of the' changing  life around them. '- ~ '  - The most noticeable change  in their life and. habits is that in  th.eir dwellings and the way in  which they dress and eatA The  pictures, of Indian villages as  they used to be, with long rows  of tepees and people clothed in  skins and feathers, no longer fit  the average case. Instead, one  rujfw sees frame , houses, that  often, it is true, , arc only the  crudest,kind of shacks, but sometimes .are very neat and well  kept homes that represent a'great  change" from tepee days. But  the tepee has not yet been abandoned by the. Indians. They live  in it when they go to their summer encampments and income of  the settlements, to which the  white;man's^tUmtetttyhaa not,  ^etv been made ���������at������ * wa*ju It is_  their permanent' dwelling, as it  waa of old. They have also  adopted the whiteTman's' clothing  and food, with certain modifications, which often give very odd  effects. It is' this change from  their .ways to ours that makes  them bo thoroughly interesting at  the present time; they are between the old and the new. and  both are drawing them.        v  Old ways never.are given up  easily, tod we cannot'expect that  the Indians 'should make ' quick  changes. The wonder is that  they have come as far our way  as they have. But now that they  have tasted of the white man's  good things, they are seemingly  unable to do .without them, .and  therefore are very largely dependent .upon tbe,men who supply  them .with' the wares they, have  learned, ;to like so well. The  traders,' who take great quantities ^of merchandise into to th&t  North every year, just to sell to  the Indians, find it a very profitable trade, for, although the  red men are. sometimes very .hard  to satisfy, they are liberal buyers,  and the furs,which tliey'pay for  their purchases are .more valuable than money. This, then, is  another of the changes as great  as the change in their dwellings;  that the Indians of the far West  mm of the West"  .<���������."���������    BRANP  '      ������������������  ' 1   ,   >  OVTOAWS, Sm*TS, PAffTS and MAOSWAW  G&OTBJ-NG  MACKAY m\m 3UJR * CO., UP-  M3uy Croo4n Wade at JBoine, and get hoth tbe  There are one or two tribes,.in  fact, that are said to be living  even now in the most primitive  Wayi untouched by the modern  spirit and unchanged from the  first type; but these are-few and  in very remote parts.  Contact with the -. white man  has not always been.good for the  Indians. The* traders who have  taken merchandise to them have  sometimes shown them bad examples, and the childlike people  of- the vnorthr have rcopied their  vices as* iyeUXw ' bought, their  wares. To undo this harm and  to help them into a better life.  Christian missionaries have gone  to the Indians, aad have lived  and worked among them, ��������� even  to the -bounds of the JJub Aretica;  and as a result transformations,  far greater and better than f roxn  tepee to house, or from skins to  wollen suits, have been effected.  Silty years ago Port Simpson, on  the North Pacifie coast,. was .a  nest of,barbarism and savagery;  to-day it is a civilized settlement,  still chiefly Indian, tyut with  modern homes, schools, and  churches* and its. people are  happy and prosperous. In anoth-  erlndian town the changing order" is shown by a line running  through it,,.on one side,of which  is the Christian, settlement and  on the other the still, pagan  element. All over the western  north are jrtarkB of the better  change, side by side with the old  ways and beliefs that still persist.  There are several hundred Christian converts. Some are native  preachers; and a few of the  tribal chiefs are among the leaders of the new life. There is  still a great weight of* darkness  and ^'ignorance, but the leaven is  at wort.  The Indian, of the North is  changing, too, in his occupations,  great railroad she bad heard ef,  arfd a daughter sheX gave the  name of "Sarsaparilla" which  was. also somefhing good which  she thought worth commemorating. >  <  In hiev efforts to bridge' over  the gulf between ; his past And  his future, thelndjan, quite, naturally, is making -oome blunder*  and producing seine curious results, at "which we1- are very apt  to smile; but he is slowly g$������t-  t������dg, iieaj^r to our own 'standards.  Meanwhile, it is away up in the  top corner of^the continent that  one may best see the contrast  between the old ������%nd the new,  and how t$e native retime^, ate  passing out of the one* into the  other:-*Onward '      '  and North, who used to eat only Once he was a hunter only; but  i  what they themselves hunted for,'  and clothed themselves in-skin  garments of their own< making,  are now buying our flour and  sugar and canned things and are  wearing clothes after the white  man's pattern. What is. more,  they .are .buying such otber wares  as sewinir machines and gramo-  hohes. and these are taro em-  lems of industry aud art that are  now: to(be seen,ind heard^in not  a few of the Indian'honteajtt} "the  northern wilderness. Who\'cah  tell tvltat shall be the effect' of  such innovations even as these?  ; And still, the' Indian' has not  forgotten his old tastes. JJe  wears his paint and feathers on  great t occasions even 'yet; he  hunts 'for the largest part of his  daily "fare; he likesv the wilderness better than the town and he  keeps the festivals and observes  the tribal ceremonies in something  of the old  traditional  manner.  ������������������NOW SERVING 2,000,000 HOMES"  iL*������\V  *HH NEW PERFECTION  Oil Cookstove, for years,  manufactured, in the United  States, is now made in Canada.  The Perfection Stove Company,  Ltd., at Sarnia, Ont., is manufac- ^  taring these stoves for distribution  by The Imperial Oil Company,  Ltd., throughout the Pominion.  The NEW PERFECTION is  the best-known and most-liked oil  stove in the world, pver 2,000,000  are now in use���������saving money and  labor for their users and keeping  kitchens clean and comfortable.  The NEW. PERFECTION  brines gas stove conveniences to  the Kitchen. It lights like gas,  cooks like gas. 1, 2, 3, and 4  burner sizes.  Ask your dealer to show you a  NEW PERFECTION Oil Cook-  stove���������made at Sarnia, Ont., by  Canadian workmen. Ii he can't  supply you, write us direct; V:  .'.'   , Aif -.      .y'V :.. X'.' ���������'���������" X- ������������������'. X   ���������'.".'��������� r'' X '  RQYAliTE OIL GIVES BEST RESULTS  TOE IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY  Limited X  BRANCHES iti ALL CITIES  o  '������C  Ottawa, Ouuda  PEINOLE  ft  OUTHBi:  Buxiaten sad 8olidtots  CUve Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  ParlUwefcUry Solieiton, Departmcal  Agwt*; Board of Bailwsy ComnliirioB  r.-ClWo Pringle is a member of '  Bar of Britiah OUombla.  Onsen Building; Ottawa.  AftQiWl  O*^5nmk^^aeco\  Made in  Jtmt&j  WOOD  DOBUMXON WOOD YABD  \    'SPEOIAJ," ^    v  3 .toads of Edgings 15.00 in Mo. 1 District. $U6  .     r< ^T kinds of Ifflll Wood       y  ���������  '. -j t  PhoneryMrTISM  r    J"-    ,'  <���������-  BRITISH COLUMBIA WATERWORKS SUPPLIES  LIMITED  \v  Gate Valves, Hydrants. Braw Ooods, Water Meters,  .Lead Pipe/Pig fcead, Pipe and  Pipe Fittings.,:  .Railway Track*Tools and White Waste  Concrete .Mixers and Wheelbarrows.'  Phone: Sey. 8942.  1101 Dominion Building.  __  now' he helps in the navigation  of the northern rivers, serves'as  a freight carrier, and in Alaska  is very successfully herding reindeer.- He is invaluable! in "packing" over the portages, which  means carrying boat freight over  the land between one' water and  another. At such work he takes  a load of two hundred pounds  on bis v back uncomplainingly,  sometimes for miles. But his{  chief fao>k is still thot of * hunter and trapper,1 ot which he 'averages an incdme of froni six hundred to eight hundred dollars a  year. He is not as industrious  by nature' as might be desired,  and he is proverbially improvident, for which reason he very  often runs short of "food. "Unlike the Indians, of the south and  East, he can do no -farming, for  the soil of .the "far north is too  poor and cold.  There are many little mannerisms among the Indians of the  Western North that very well  illustrate, their tribal qualities  and differences. Those of the  Peace River country have such  an idea of politeness that they  will not eat in the- presence of  of white men until the latter  have taken a mouthful. They  have, too, a profound respect for  a letter, believing that there is  magic in the marks on a piece of  white paper. The Crees are a  laughter loving people, while Dog  Ribs and Bloods are sullen and  morose. Most-Indians are openly  or secretly pleased when a white  man is in perplexity. The Pacific Coast tribes are strangely  fond of the "potlach," a festival  at which they compete at giving  things away. Those of the Alaskan coast country are totem  pole artists. The Vancouver Island Indians have a practice of  binding their infants' skulls to  give a long, pear shape, that they  specially admired. The Mont-  agnais tribe is particularly gentle  and submissive and more intelligent than the savage: The Athabascans are ardent lovers of the  trail, every turn of which is  known to them and its littlest  details. And so on, with a thousand other distictions that grow  out of the country., *  The names that the redmen  of the,Western North are known  by are -of interest, too, Jimmie  Etehoogah. Charibogin Etzpeah  and Tatateecha Cadetloon 'are  fair* samples of the names in the  Slavi tribe; Mathias Joe Capilano  is a good chief of the Songhees;  Medicine Calf was a chief of the  prairie elans, and A. White Elk  were names signed a few months  ago by some Blackfeet braves to  a petition asking the white men  to keep liquor away from them.  These names and most others  among the Indians to-day ��������� are  a mixture of Indian and English;  but a mother in the Cree tribe  _���������'-.-c���������i��������� i-.-���������: ~~~ ,���������������������.+ ..;.-' *���������.. ;������,  ���������������  J.f.yv- JeaiB   agu -jrctu/ :o\j-aqi-:_������*  the adoption of thoroughly English terms that she-named one. of  her sons "C.PJR." in honor of *& ���������������  Ronnie's Seeds aad All Kinds of Bead Potatoes  Delta Grain and Feed Store  - 1547 Main Street  Onr Specialty - , 'X   '/  * * Potatoes and JUJ EWdi>of YogetaWaa     y    ,,;  ���������Free City Delivery  Fbone: Fairmont 2l*H* Vancouver, j. %  "_5  IF  The Cott of Operating Electric How ehold  Appliance! ii Merely Nominal.   .>^}r^'  *   '-'   ���������--���������"������������������!"T"^ ���������^���������^^������������������^  -f,.;  $y*f<  The following table of hourly costs han^peeni jfrepei^d  with appliances such as we handle used for the testis  Coffee percolator  Zy2 Oenti per hour  Btectric Orill  4 to 5% cts. per \v.  .i!leetaie.Jron  4 to 5 cents  per Juror  Electric Toaster  o Cents per How  A*$tc%rio   Waihtr  3 (bents per Sour  N- ������.���������The appliances are generally used, put a fraction  of an hour for cooking.. Tne total cost (ox fton and Washer  depends upon the amount of work to be done.  ���������   The appliances will be demonstrated for you at our^  ! salesrooms.  b.c. ew;cTWC  Carrall A Hastings Sts. '   ,   H38 Granville St.. near Davie  "Q. B." Means   .Quigley   Brand .  Sweater Uoats.  4<Q. B." Means   guaranteed Un-  -breakaWe Welt Seams.  ."Q. B." Means ^Made in 8.'o.M;  by White Help.   .*  The Vancouver Knitting Co., Ltd.  JINGLE POT COAL  * 'Our Coal Lasts Longer"  NUT COAL is an ideal range fuel.  Our Nut has been increased in size, and is  tlie best summer fuel you can buy. Try a ton. Tbe  price is $5.50.  BRIQUETTES���������We have a few good briquettes,, made from Jingle Pot Coal, which we will deliver at $5.50.   This is exceptionally good value.  WOOD   .  We have some choice 16-inch Fir at $3.00 per  load.   Also Mill Wood at $2.50 per load. v  v  MeNeHW  Seymour 5408-.6#09; XX  .. V vltidaM May 7, 1915/  THE WBSTEBN  CALL  ,CE PATTERNS  OF THE BELGIANS  Probably no class'of work has  >een more disastrously affected  ay ,<,the.. present'' European war  han the lace makers of Belgium  -the thousands of women aiid  iris who are wontto be employ*-,  Red making the' beautiful gossa-  fanerr-l)ke fabrics which are known  mil over the world. May the .day  mot be long deferred when the  jlace-niakers of Belgium can' re-  fstune their beautiful and peaceful occupation, for their work  E was quite " unique, although  [Sranc and Italy have produced  [some wonderful lace. '  Franoe, however, really gained  [its knowledge of' We making  ifrom Belgium, when Louis XIV.  (imported 200 workers from Flanders to teach the art in various'  schools. Lace making ultimately  became one of the great industries of- France, but alter a period  of prosperity it declined, and the  revolution of 1789 almost killed  it. In Belgium, on the contary,  both pillow and point laee have  always held their own, even when  the country has heen devastated  by war.  ������  It is generally Mrelieved that  pillow lace���������i.e., lace, made on  > a cushion or pillow with bobbins  ���������was invented- in Flanders, for  tho country was extensiviely engaged in its manufacture at an  early date. Other countries have  copied Belgium, but in none of  them did the lace reach the pitch  of perfection which characterized  the French make. '  ; There was' an interesting picture in the Church of St. Peter,  in Louvain, dated 1495, painted  by Quentin Matsys, in which  was depicted the first representation of lace as we know it���������a  [' _ftrl working on a lace ' pillow.  It is said,that the famous old  Brussels pillow lace was spun in  dark, damp, cellars ������f such extremely fine thread that only one  l, ray of light was allowed to fall  on the thread that was almost  invisible, lis dry air would have  made it too brittle.  [ . The fact, by the way, may not  be- generally known that valen-  | ciennes, the beautiful French  pillow lace which has always been  exceedingly popular, is' now no'  longer made in the city from  which it derives its name, the  manufacture _ having been transferred, to the Belgium eity of  Tpres, that unfortunate town  round which.the war ,is being  waged with such fury. The making of Valenciennes lace taught  ih most of tlie Belgium convents  for poor girls and women, and  in many families parchment patterns have been handed down for  generations.  X  Valines, or Mechlin, too, was  noted for its beautiful laee, but  the manufacture has declined so  materially that all good Mechlin  laee is old. In the hey-day of  its career it was known as the  Queen of Laces,' being exquisitely  light and filmy in texture, and a  special favorite for. trimming the  gauzy muslins that were popular  in the time of Marie Antoinette.  Brussels has been the great,- if  not the only, centre for needle  point lace in Flanders, which was  conmenced about 1720.' A beautiful Brussels lace j& point de gaze,  delicate in texture and ornate in  design.' Another lace1 community  which has left the cruel hand of  war is Antwerp, which has one  celebrated pattern for - its ' lace  known as potten* kaut, of pot  lace, because woven into the design was always to be found a  pot or vase of flowers., This  decoration - varies in size and  details. In the former days1 no  Antwerp woman's cap was considered to be trimmed.in a suitable manner that did not, have a  piece of pot lace on it.  PILE DWELLINGS  The custom of living in houses  built upon a platform supported  by wooden piles is of great antiquity and obviously had its origin  in the desire for security against  wild beasts. Pile dwellings are  still common in many parts of the  world, as in, the Gulf ef Venezuela and on the shores of Borneo,  New Guinea, etc/ Sometimes the  supports of the dwellings are. the  trunks: of trees,, standing as they  grew, but, sawn off at a height of  about nine feet from the ground.  In many cases the platforms have  reared upon .piles"' planted in - the  bed of a lake,, with *M*}. npper  portions standing six or eight  feet out of the water.  FARMERS AND THE  RED CROSS SOCIETY  We publish an appeal on behalf  of the Bed Cross Society; by Dr.  James W. Robertson. X' '  Dr^ Robertson is .still' best  known to the farmers of Canada  as Professor Robertson. He, began his official public service  at the Ontario Agriculture College- nearly" thirty years,, ago.  Twenty- five years ago he went  to Ottawa as Dairy Commissioner for the Dominion; The dair-  ing service of the Department of  Agriculture soon-became known  and .trusted throughout Canada.  From Prince Edward Island to  Alberta, farmers, profited by the  Illustration Dairy Stations and  the Travelling' Instructors. ' The  output of cheese and butter in  Canada added to the, reputation  of its rural workers.  4 Other public services of continuing and growing value were  inaugurated while Professor Robertson was Commissioner of Agriculture/ Among them1 were the  Live Stock Branch, the Cold' Storage Service, the Seed Gnun Competitions, Trial Shipments of  Fruit to the United- Kingdom,  and the Consolidated' Rural  Schools."   *'  ������������������  In more recent "years, Dr. Robertson was Chairman of the Royal  Commission on Industrial Training and Technical Education.  Farmers- in all -provinces are  familiar with the Survey of  Farms by the Commission of Conservation and ^he Illustration  Farms of its Committee on Lands,  of. which he is Chairman.  In these and many other ways,  Dr. Robertson haa given the farmers of Canada the best that was  in him.' He .says he is their  debtor, for many opportunities,  for much kindness and for warin  appreciations. But they are his  debtors too. And he < now re-  toinds them of that for the'first  time in order to establish his  right and privilege to appeal to;  them'for this worthy cause.  ABOUT PEOPLE  There is. always somebody to  smile, afy.somebody  to give your  chair to, Homebody tor whom a.   ���������__,_ __M1.    ���������- +,_. +w_ - ������������������  book, a flower, or even e% old   -***Je y������������>������������* ***** tbe *������������  paper will be a boon.-^osephinejw* Canal has gone dry.  t This  Pollard.   " "    I does not imply a lack- of water;.  it .means-that Col. George W.  Goethals, Governor of the Canal  zone, has ordered that all persons  engaged in canal-transportation  captains, mates, stokers and ell  from liquor.   This includes pilots Utopped.  Eight  m*2*%  for tfft#  **:  FOR. TOT ^AUGUST U8TS 07 WORDS FORMED OF  WTTTOS QONTAINTO IN TOT WOWS  "TANGO TICKET"  TBIS COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ANT RESIDENT OF  VANCOUVER  Alt ENTRIES MUST BE IN TOT COMPANY'S HANDS  BYMAYCT,me��������� ���������  Priae Honey will be Distributed as follows:  First Prise   $20.00  Second Prtoe ----- 10.00  Third Prise 5.00  Fourth, Fifth and Sixth Prises, each   - 3l00  Seventh, Eighth and Ninth .Prises, each 2.00   t  The prize winners will be announced in these columns as  soon after May 17th as the lists can be checked.  Conditions of Prize Offer  Any person residing within the city limits of Vancouver  may submit lists.  Lists must be sent by mail addressed " General Superintendent, B. C. Electric Ry. Co., Vancouver, B. C, with envelope  plainly marked "Tango Ticket Competition/' so as to reach  the office before May 17, 1915, by 5 p.m.  Lists must be submitted in typewriting or legbile handwriting, the words being consecutively numbered as follows: "1-  Tango, 2-Ticket, etc." _       -      .        .  s Only words contained in Webster's Unabridged Dictionary  can be used. Prizes are to be awarded on decision of the General Superintendent, who shall be the final judge in connection  with all lists submitted.  NON-TRANSFER  t '  X;"' .'. '.'. V"..X '    ''���������'.'���������' 'X  Good in Vancouver City \m^y.  Not good on .any interurban car   f IXXS  ON SAtf M0NPAY, MAY W  *viH 'k k $/i" '&���������&r j- *���������'& &!*l  '.-)':-/; 'V"V':,''X';V:;-;VX-rr^-':'"'  --���������' KXXX'  ?������lilti  XV'X>|  In making the above announcement of a reduction in city street car fares, the B. C. Electric  would call special attention to the following extracts from the formal statement issued by its  General Manager, Mr. George Kidd, when announcing the new rates which make travel over  the B. C. Electric lines within the city limits of  Vancouver and Victoria practically the cheapest  rate on this continent.  "It will depend largely on the increased use  which the public make of the street cars Whether  it is ecohomu&lly possible for the street railway  company to sell 8 tickets for 25 cents. If it can  be done the B. C. Electric will do it."  "The matter now rests with the public, who  must be the final arbiters/' THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, May 7, 1915:  .v  THE WESTERN CALL  He**. STEVENS* M. P.  "' V.-4 Editor-in-Chief  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  "by the x ,  TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LIMITED  ���������,   ; BBADOrnOB:     x  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER B. C.  Telepfroiie; Fairmont 114Q.  ,/  SUB80RIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  T^T  ������If you do not g^V'CALL" regularly,  it is probably because your subscription  is long overdue; .Renew at once. If paid  up, phone or write complaint, today/  m)iii   ii  JUST A WORD  TO OUR READERS  1 i - * *.  THE WESTERN CALL_ haa fully justified  its existence, The record of the Call and  its achievements in securing reforms of  many abuses is a matter for pride to the supporters of the paper. " \, I  -To the public who take it up' and read jt;  finding their attention .directed to this, or that  issue not dealt with by the dailies, it does not  fieem much' out ol the ordinary perhaps.  It  has  called  effective c attention to  many,  things; and is doing so still, but has not .sought  to call attention to itself. - It is time now to do  .80. ;,  ,   _,  The dailies are subsidized.   They do not sustain themselves wholly by serving the local public.   One of the dailies is said to have expended  several  hundred  thousand dollars,  and  to  be.  calling for more.  '' This means that it must serve a specific purpose for its sustoiners.  How, then, can it be free to fight the battles of the locality  * This paper is not subsidized from any source.  X% is , working., steadily for the good of the \*>  cality. '*.",  Is it not worthy of receiving your support,  in the matters of the one dollar annual subscription which will K������y for the paper, ink and  composition, also with your local adverting, and  also with your ' l  *   90*% pffRTmO  / When you are about to order think that you  can get good work at the usual rates, and at  the same time assist the paper to carry on its  work by placing your order here!.  The  3.  C.   Electric  management  has  announced a new schedule of fares in connection  ;With its transportation lines in this city.   The  new schedule will allow eight tickets for twenty-  five, cents.  Conditional  on no  transfers  being  -given.   For those desiring a~transfer a straight  five5 cent fare will be charged.   The aim of the  company, no doubt, is to puMhe "jitney" people  out of business^ It jsithe.old story of the corporation against^ the" individual.   We  have  a  .great.deal of respect for the capital invested by  the- company; our respect is not so extended  for the methods which have been adopted in  vthe? past regarding the management of the lines,  and if< the company hope to regain, some of their  lost patronage the present move is only one of  a number of timely moves.  -_ r  -_ The near approach of the bathing season  brings to mind a suggestion or two. For years;  the various beaches of this city have been the"  rendezvous of the boys and girls during the vacation period, and it is to be expected this-year  will be no exception to the rule. In this connection why cannot the civic parks committee,  under whose jurisdiction we understand the  bathing beaches comes, devise some method of  keeping the debris of English Bay from being  washed up on the beaches. The sand is abominably dirty,, and the continuous tide-wash of  spume is, to say the least, decidedly unsanitary  and unbecoming for a city of this size. Could  not heavy wire netting of some sort be built for  thig purpose, which might serve the double  capacity of being a means of protection for the  venturesome ones, who are continually going beyond their depth? At any rate some sort of  remedy would most assuredly be most advisable.  THE PULPIT AND THE WAR  WITH the. matter contained, in the pamphlet  entitled "The Crisis in B. C." we do not  wjsh to deal. X  But the pamphlet itself and the activity  which hag led'the ministers to give time and  attention .to the matter, and especially with the  strange mental condition, as we deem it to be, of  the ministers who at this time,under these circumstances come out as the ..leaders of a campaign against The Land Laws, -W think something ought to be said. \ X* _ ' -1 s  ' The Crisis, so calledin'%;C., is insignificant  compared to .the crisis . of thev world. ���������       t     A  The religious and moral Cha^-acter of the  people is in the melting pot at this tfme and God  only knows what will be left, by the time the  world crisis is passed.     .       - *  The time has been one of opportunity, such as  has never been hefore sineethe beginning of the  Christian-era for evangelistic effort. At, the outbreak of the war the minds and hearts of the  people were turned to higher things. In the  shops in the offices in the gathering places of  .men, thia was' manifested as the readers will  know. -  There was and.is reason for that heart searching. This war has' so manifestly grown out of  .wrong thinking, wrong teaching, and wrong  living that the facts 'appeared upon the surface  for every man to read., All that was wanted to  ' lead the people in the greatest revival in history  was leaders.   Spiritual leaders. '���������  The revival did/not come: The frame of  J mind which' would haye 'made it possible is  passing, and has in .large, measure passed. The  mind, * strange to say, is getting .used to the  horrible conflict, and is bong hardened' by the  .process.     ' ,*,,,*.. x   :.  The faith whieh.:budded in .the hearts of  men and the impulse to turn to God for help  has  been   chilled.   How   do   yon   know   these  ' things, it will be said?   Simply by mingling with  - men and by listening to their conversation.   In  ' that is the test.   The instinctive turning to the  higher things has died. There are many ex-  pressions-of regret that it should have passed  to, be heard from meni who are on no church  roll. But. the fact that it has passed is noted  a thousand.times a day.  - Why is this! v ���������  A whole flood of light is thrown on the  matter by this ministerial, pamphlet "A Crisis  in British Columbia.     God forgive the minister  - who in this time, when the justification of the  church in the claim to be the spiritual leader  - of the 'people is at stake, can devote' his time  as a minister, in his official character, ts this  political campaigning.  Do they not know that England has eome to  grips with a ��������� greater foe than Germany, the  liquor traffic, and has been routed horse, foot  and artillery! , Po they not know that the  champion.. Woyd George, -has declared hisde-  . feat'so utterly as to-promise never to touch ,the  question politically again.      , vi.v  po they  know  that  there  are  not- mubh  bettec things to say of many parts of Canada?  - But,, it is'replied, "we. are doing all; we can  for temperance."    ' ���������,'    x ��������� v   '  Granted, except' the one thing that should  be done! .  *   -And what is that thing?  The preaching of. the evangel, the calling of  men to' instant\ Tepentance, and. the organizing  of the praying power of the church.  But. they are under present ^circumstances ���������  busy with "The Crisis in B. C." . .,  Perhaps what is in that pamphlet is important. Perhaps, as citizens, every minister of them ���������  sbohld have taken active interest in the matter.  But for the ministry .this year there should_have  been only one issue.  The city of Rheims, so often mentioned in  despatches from the front, is still the home of  thousands of people who are living in underground dwellings. It seems, however, that the  work of ��������� the Ge,nnan8 in, tljiis respect will be  fairly complete ere they are forced to evacuate  this city of the. beautiful past. Occasionally  the Huns, still persist in shelling this much harassed city,' .until it is now of no ^alue to either  its inhabitants or its persecutors.  How Britain colonizes is" splendidly illustrated  in the valor and loyalty of General Botha dur-'  ivngj the period since the vwar broke out. ~ There;  were many who thought the mother country  was making a mistake when she handed over  the reigns of. self-government to the people of ���������  South . Africa after the late Boer ��������� war. : This  has been proved to be one of thie wisest moves  made in modern times in this respect. General  Botha and his cabinet have justified the respect  and trust of all parts of the British Empire  and in this time of stress upon the mother coun-,  try have stood bravely and nobly for freedom  in the great eastern colony.  Cut this out, sign it, and get your friends to sign it, and return it to the Gall.  TO THE WESTERN CALL: ��������� "    ���������   ,  Please enroll my name aa a member of the Property * Ownfers' League, and proceed with  the organisation as speedily ae possible. .   V "  Signature  Residence  Occupation  J:-- .   -       .-..-';    ���������'���������     '\       .'���������������������������''���������'   .-V    '       .    ���������'���������     '' XX  :  '        ' ' . .-        ' 0 -    '      - ������������������.-���������'"  .... .. , -.. ���������.������������������-���������������������������. ' .��������� : ���������.-      ��������� : ���������  -��������� ���������.,,..:..'   -J  J   '''J Aj-:AkA/' .:  OPPORTUNITIES FOR B. C. LUMBER  Lumber Trade of Cardiff  Cardiff is the greatest lumber-importing point  in the United Kingdom except Ldndon. The*  annual imports r approximate 1,500,000 loads, of  50 eubic feet each. Imports into Newport,- the  other port in the- distriet, exceed' 300,000* loads;  By far the''larger part of this import is of  hewn timber, consisting mostly of the stems of  coniferous trees, used for props in coal mines.  The imports of sawn timber into Cardiff in  1913 amounted to 183,000 loads, valued at $2,860,-  000; into Newport, to 70,000 loads, valued at  $1,148,000. The'returns for 1914 are not as  yet obtainable, but war conditions have somewhat reduced the quantities. Of these imports  of sawn timber, practically all of which are of-  soft woods, 75 per cent, came from the Baltic  and Archangel, 20. per cent, from American ^nd  Canadian Atlantic ports, and 5-per cent, from  Pacific ports. Timber of local growth is not  sufficient in quantity to be a factor.  Of the import of sawn lumber 70 per cent, ia  in planks, 20 per cent, in logs, and 10 per cent,  in manufactured doors,s door frames, window  frames, sashes, battens, etc. The planks in  greatest demand are those between 9 inches by .2  inches and 12 inches by 4 inches; much larger  sizes are taken in smaller quantities, and logs  up to any size. Imports from the Pacific coast  are almost entirely of large sizes and lengths,  and are used in large, buildings and for government purposes.   They command higher prices.  411 business is based on the St. Petersburg'  standard of 165 cubic feet.   This measurement  is practically double the 1,000 superficial feet of  our measurement.  Market for Box Shooks  Box'and barrel shooks ahd crating are used  in Ceylon almost entirely in the export of tropical products, such as tea, rubber* cocoanut oil,  desiccated cocoanut, and plumbago. Inasmuch  as 'these woods are ^imported for purposes of reexportation there is no duty, provided they are  certified at the time of import to be used for  shipping .Ceylon, products. In fact, the only  woods dutiable are finished pieces used in floorings and otherwise, which pay a 5^_. per. cent,  duty.- VX   '.   ���������    _-  FOR RAILWAY MATERIAL  *  In the face of the action adopted by tl  B.  C.  E.  R. -oompany with  reference  to .the  reduction }of; rates on its various Unas, it is ,ex-l  pected tbat>-the'-^"jitney" peopled .mil be alivej  to their interests, and endeavor to compete withl  the transportation company in some form.   Undoubtedly the-system of' motor ^ransportatioi:  wiU come sooner <j>t lat$r in permanent form, ii  such is'to be ,the case,-it seems as if the men|  now engaged in the "jitney" business must get  together and complete an  organization which]  will have some semblance of, permanency; arfdl  thereby lay the' foundation of - a future great  business.' ^ , X k    A '     7  v.  The conditions governing the administration  of. railways in South Africa during 1915 will  undoubtedly result in a very limited amount of  ; stores being on hand towards the end of the-year,  so that the present is an opportune time for cor?  res^ondence with the South African railways.  Canadian shippers of railway material should get  into,communication with the High Commissioner  |or South Africa in London, submitting their  name for the supplies list, giving reference and  furnishing catalogues and complete information  with regard to" their lines. A duplicate set. "of  the correspondence and other details should be  sent to Mr. Chas. Cook, Chief Railway Storekeeper, Germiston, Transvaal, S. A.  Ernest Poole, a shrewd American observer,]  during a recent visit to Germany; "noticed that]  .the young- fellows'not in uniform were for tnef  most part not strong.   The entire young "manhood of the ftouritnr fit for service has now beenj  called out, and with comparatively little training]  in many cases the-immature youths have been]  sent to  the  front  to  make  good the  fearful  wastage of war.   It is the deliberate-judgment  of observers that the German army is not as fit'  as it^was when the war began. -The  Times, j  pointing out tfiat the control of the campaign is,  definitely,passing to the allies on the western,  front,' adds'.that the German troops are not as  good as they ��������� were.  " ' -' ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������'���������, - , -  The Qttawa,Citizen has joined the Canadian  papers which refuse to publish liquor advertise-  ments. It ds a jnost commendable attitude' for ���������  the Citizen to adopt, and if this keeps up in the  ranks of Canadian journals, it will not be long  before the liquor people will find it very difficult,  to I>lace their advertisements in' any of the Canadian laewlSpapfe'ito. The Call has been, among  those publications which has" passed-.' up' many  dollars in thia respect, and we hope the future  of this paper, if for no other action than this,  will commend it to the clear-headed thinkers of  this community and this city.  ."What  we ask  of you is  to  deliver --the  goods."   This was Mr. Asquith's message to the  workers of Tyneside and of the northern coalj  fields at a recent speech at Newcastle.       The'  premier's address was', militant.,There was no;  sign of flagging anywhere in the King's dominions.      The  army was the largest and fiheStj  that had ever followed .the colors. No less thanj  217,000 coal'workers had enlisted, and the output  of coal had fallen-12 per cent, below the normal in the face of increased demands by the  war.   Mr. Asquith's appeal should be resounded  to every corner of the Empire, and no place is it I  more needed than here in British Columbia.,   It1  should appeal to all ranks/of manhood.  '.' "     " ' ���������   t"'e   ���������  .x  Evepts. of great moment are about to- trans-  pire^in war circles. Japan and China are on  the most serious point of war, while Austria and  Italy seem certain to be engaged Vritinu^ tjie  ifext few liours. Tlie fighting in and around  No. 60 Hill and Ypres stil(l continues with un-#|  usual ferocitjr.  V.  ^eoWof at tlie fttoatfeo to em firmest feToctWt Ufbt, there wW he a demise  wm fee* nut e*9 iwt$ win nt4 greet mnd** u* *w?jfef."  ���������JTtW. A*JimN BVRXliU* l������*tf^*.4erfewlf*m  Great Britain Needs  1JRG&TA8LB growtre can render e reel service to the -Fmoiw by increasing the #o4uc-'*  ��������� tion of vefeUblw,especijiUytbo*e that can reedU^ T&ewar  In Rnrope fee* devastated thoosende ot vegetable-producing acres end made it difficult  for Britain to obtaiiv her usu-tlauppOes. Vegetable growers ere urged to select carefuDy  tlie best varieties of weed end pleht in properly cultivated end fertilized soil. ' Work*  hand in hand with the agricultural specialists of both ike Canadian Pepartment of  Agriculture and JW* Provincial Pepartment. ��������� ~  POULTRY and EGGS  POTATOES ff*^  crop the yield of wbicb, pctfesps,  can he toemse* so mocha*  potatoes. Potatoes have been  frownfo a small plot at the nfte.  ef ever 900 bushels per sere at  the Central Bzpcrimratal Fsrm,  Ottawa. So frert is the differ-  ewe ia the yield of vsritttes  that while oae gave mis Urge  yltid, sootfctr, wider same eoo-  ' dWoos, nve but 1H bushels.  It will *w*. Be seta how ha-  pottsatit Isto^antaprodocttre  variety. "-  ���������  BEANS ?������   *#   **  ZZESZ2S. b**m hsve been  a good price for e number ol  years, aad also that they are of  very greet food value, shoold  eacoorsge every person who  csa to grew beans. Western  market prices will not be Ja-  '' id this year by foreign  and for that reason we  . prodoce a buiuper enpw  The wedd will need asm. v  J*y *\**m^farm9?*wtf������t ikt  ���������eoenuiMAt maJmka ap*xht  app0al. lmmanyoa**j*tM*jo*iir*>,  tabl0 gardtm and th* pouttrw  are fc/ye/jp mcfer l*������r dlnot  ���������efiwmfc AnytUngtkattlm  mm-*i9. fe tittnaa* prodinthm  mUmtm mmtk mU pftwa te fie  Up to the commencement of  the year, Great Britato'Vhn-  ported from Belgium, frsace,  ittiMia, Germany and Anstria-  ia ttU Imported  9800,000 more potdtrv than she >  exportedJUUllmportedtS.6O0.000  meneggstbsaezported. Canada  needs ^000.000 more hens,  averaging JOO eggs per year, to  supply &e home demand before having any eggs for ������^ort  The average egg yield per hen  In Canada Is but 80 eggs per  Kr, which is verr low. Care-  selection, feeding and housing could in a few years bring  the average op to 180 eggs per  hen per year. It would be a  profitable tiling to .strive for.  Breeding  stock are  valuable  UVE STOCK  today Canada's  asset. The one outstanding  feature of the world's fanning  is that there will soon be n  peat shortage of meat supplies.  Save your breeding stock. Flan  to. Increase _your live stock.  Europe .and the United States,  as wril as Canada, will pay  higher prices for beef, mutton,  " bacofc in me very near  Do' not saoiflce now;  *9w9T*J9w9'*9^'9r9t'*\*>      *t*W9w9     T^TW      fJH^S^      *%9f  the only basis fere prosperous  agriculture. Ton are farming,  not speculating v  It has been said mat Voro-  peaa fanner* farm better than  they know; Canadian and American farmers not es well as tbey  know. l*t us this year live op  to what we know, let .our  contribution to the'^Patriolism  and Production" campaign be  . hamper crops. -     .A"A-.AAJr.  VACXWT UITS ^  and mis opportunity are a*t for  fanners only. Residents of  towns and cities can help the  Empire by growing vegetables  ������min������ll������W������������tP>*lriwr*li>>h���������  ia their back yards. City Councils, Boards of Trade, and otter  organisations can help by arranging for the cultivation of vacant  Ion, which will relieve the unemployment situation at the  same time. Those at home have  a iatj to perform as well as  those in me firing line. From  the interest manifested by the  le in the "Patriotism and  _<m" announcements, we  feel sure every one has good  intentipns. what we urge .ia <  that these good intentions be  carried into action. Get bttsy.  Every extra .bushel you grow  means tbat much more for  esport.  * /  w.ii'r-.  X '  ?yj.~'*  Ti-'r.  &??-'  *iS''L''  fSv- '-V  Canadian  Department of  Agriculture,  Ottawa, Canada  Ho Postage Beqoired. ;���������  ���������_���������    Pqblkatkms Branch, Canadian Department of Agriculture, Vj������  - Ottawa.. . Xf  Immw. m������ Baltetiaa wtatfa������!toiVH������toM,Field Root^ Ea?^������;iT  live Stack aaS 8mU Plot Caltan.     Mufc oat BnUetiaa yoa do KOT^  Jt  .������������������*>:  ���������f P.O. Address.......... . .. ...^  County. ���������...������������������ ���������������������������'.".'. ������������������������������������������������������.. .Prov...'. ..^.....���������������������������.������������������.������������������   10 -'-+  m J-:^Tk'-J^yA-'A  W0m^^*Wi*AM&^^  X&#@  mm  <':.'X"- r. ���������  Special Values in Men s  Suits at $12.00, $15.00,  $17.00, $19.00, & $22.00  Our   object''in  specializing/  in our Clothing is to be able  to offer y^u larger selections   and   better   values���������  that's the reason, why not  look?   We solicit your inspection.   If we can't do alL  we say, we won't exjbect_  you to buy.     ���������  THE PEOELE'S CLOTHIERS  37 Hastings St. West Vancouver, B. C.  Custom Shoe Bepalring P. PikBIS, Prop.  WORLD SHOE CO.  BE8T SHOE R8PAIB1NO IN THE OXT  i  Work Done While Ton Wait  *      Work Called for and Dellveted  Loggers', Miners', Cripples' and nap Kind of apodal shoes Blade  to Order  ,64 HASTINGS BTBHET W.   Next Columbia. Theatre  Phone:  Seymour 1770.    ��������� VAXQQVYBfk, 8. O.  ^vteee^p   eew*>   pw   ^e^vtefev   *^**fy&ei4W9j*t*\w et   waeefawe>wwv  ICE CREAM PAM-OR  Where Murphy, King ot Soda Fountain Experts, reigns supreme, dispensing Classy Prinks and Dishes. /-  on  near Main  The  ,       The Advance Ag^nt-of     ,  COMFORT AND OONVENIENOE  XFonris a closer union of Home,  Business and Friends. "'-..���������������������������������  9 For a. limited time., Business or  Re-sidence Telephones will be; in-  '    x1- ...       "   ������������������' XX"     ' '��������� -x' "   .*   (,  X stalled   upon  piayment   of  $5.00  Bental in advance.  fl ^For particulars call Seymour 6070.;  Contract Department.  B. C. TELEPHONE  COMPANY, LIMITED  ANNETTE KKT.T.tEMAN IN  "NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER"  Wonderful Six-Part Photoplay  et the Broadway Next Monday end Tuesday--''Black  Bex" OonaMoees May 14.  Following Ais policy of "running high class feature ��������� photo  plays, Manager Gow, of the  Broadway, will produce for, his  patrols on Monday and Tuesday nights next week, the-wonderful six-part feature, "Neptune's Daughter," with the famous Annette KeUerman Tn the  title role. Thia is the same picture that was recently shown in  Another theatre in the city at  fifty cents and one dollar, the  usual price of ten cents will prevail at the Broadway.  Annette KeUerman in^ Neptune's  Daughter  TOTJBI8T CAMP FOB  J.A0PER PABK, ALTA,  The Grand Trunk pacific has  received >. so ���������- many inquires respecting the accommodation to be  obtained at Jasper Park, through  which the trains are now running,  that it has determined to create  a tent city in the heart bf the  park, which ia 5,000 square miles  in 'extent and comprises the heart  of the Rockies, lakes/ rivers,  water falls and scenic wonders  to delight the eye.  The ultimate thought is to  build a greatrmodern hotel in the  park; but in the meantime there  will be summer tents for  sleeping, marques, in which meals  will be served, while the Federal  Government has provided shelter  houses. All this ia > temporary.  It is believed that file park (situated at the southwest corner  of Alberta, close tb Mount Bob-  son) will attract hundreds of  tourists this yeqr, while it will  be the playground for thousands  in the near future.  BROWNE & BEATON  Chemists * Drug**** '  Main and Pender sts.      TWO     faayie & Orefcvifle Sts.  Phone: Sey. 203        8T0W8        Phone: Sey. .9030.  A tbree-monjhs' subscription to the W^tern Call will be  given FBJ3J3 to all customers presenting this ad. and making  a purchase of 50 cents or more. This offer is good at either of our two stores. /  J.*ii'9'-  Six performances of this beautiful production will be given,  three each evening," commencing  at 6.30 p.m., 8.15 and 10.00.  Matt Moore and Mary Fuller  will appear on Wednesday evening in a magnificent three-reel  Imp in "The Honor of the Onus  bys." ' The combination of great  players in a great play is one  that any movie fan cannot afford'  ALIVE   BT  AN EARTHQUAKE.  In the earthquake zone. o f  Italy the rescuers were able in  some cases, even after, two and  three - days; had passed,: to dig  down in the' ruins ''and,,, directed  by faint cries, to free imprisoned  The present war'is the hardest  proposition that has * yet eon*  fronted the motion ^picture camera man. Yet in lite face of the  seemingly impossible obstacles  that have been placed in the/way,  some camera men^heve aueeeede4  in surmounting^ the difficulties  and have secured excellent pictures of active engagements^ Ont  evidence of success in this direction is presented in the < film  known as "The Defence of  Alost/' in which scenes of desperate fighting and carnage are  much -in evidence. The daring  camera man who filmed this engagement was sheltered in the  doorway of a house and had only  just'left his post when the adjoining house -was blown up -by a  German shell. As it was, the  camera man was wounded, and  blood poising afterwards set in.  This is one of the few instances  where fighting has been filmed  at close quarters.���������Modern Mechanics.     - j.  USABLY 148 MILE* AN HOUR  to miss. "Two*'Hearts and a  Ship" on the saine bill, with Eddie Lyons and Victoria Forde*  the comedy favorites, is a laugh  from eud.fb endV  The usual weefcly drawing will  be held on' the. same evening at  8.30. The lTniversal Weekly,  showing the latest War scenes, in  a .series that will appeal to all  patriotic citizens.  "Two features for Thursday's  bill will be "The Stool Pigeon,"  with Warren Kerrigan, and the  ���������'Streets of Make Believe," with  King Baggott and Jane Gail.  These favorites can be counted  on to give well acted and clever  drama.  Following the idea of a serial  feature for the week-end show,  Friday and Saturday will be featured the first instalment of "The  Black Box." The first instalment is entitled "The Apartment  House Case," and opens in a decidedly interesting manner. It  has been carefully staged by Otis  Turner and the cast includes  Herbert Bawlinson, Anna Little,  Wm. Worftiington, Frank Lloyd  and- others. The story commences with thrills': and they continue  with absorbing complications  through 'both - reels.* Herbert  Rawlinson. ais Sahford Quest, the  expert criminologist, unravels a  murder in an apartment house,  employing many modern methods.  You will remember 'The Master  Key," ' and how you v were thrilled and pleased with it. "The  Black Box" you will enjoy  equally as well. Remember our  personal guarantee is given that  this serial will thrill, hold and  please you. - "'_'  It is difficult to actually realize the distance at which present'  day naval battles are fought, and  the immense range of guns.  Owing to the distance at which  the shot travels it follows a very  high curved path. Admiral Sir  Percy Scott has stated. The  Sphere informs us, that in firing  at a range of 15 miles, which is  possible, the shot would go to an  altitude of 22,500 feet before it  began to decend. This is.some  6,000 feet over the summit of  Mt. Blanc.  The greatest diamond in    the  world is  the  Jagersfontein  Excelsior, owned at London, weigh  ing 971  carats.  succumbing.  human beings were discovered  who bad been buried beneath  wood and maaoujy for a week  and more. But the case of Mich,  iel Cairolo has no equal, for this  men lay buried in utter darkness  and without food for twenty- five  4ays, and yet .retained strength  finally to .call out to incredulous  searchers on the surface, and so  reveal himself. The New York  Herald gives wbat purports to be  Signor Cairolo's own story of his  entombment:.  "When the earthquake occurred I attempted to escape, but  found myself blocked jvithin a  stable by the ruins, v Beneath  the stable a cellar -was being excavated from the rocks. I  made my way into the excavation  and so avoided being crushed  to death.  "From the .moment I entered  the cellar I saw no more^ light,  and I believe tbat I bad become  blind, as ray mind could not conceive that-the ruins covered the  cellar so completely as to prevent  a single ray of light from penetrating t through. For a long  time���������I cannot say how long���������  despair increased uritiM became  almost frenzied. I shouted with  ail my strength until I fell into  an apathetic condition, almost  like a coma. This saved my life,  By feeling about witty my  hands in the darkness I found a  wet spot and moistened my burning lips'. This revived me, and  ���������with my hands I dug a hole in  which water collected and I was  able to drink.  'Then I .managed to exist-  how long I know not as I los.  count of the days���������untill yesterday 1. heard voices above me.  Said one: ���������' All; are dead.' Another answered: 'Quite so; but  let us recover what we can of  our property.'  "I aroused myself to make a  supreme effort and screamed: 'I  am alive, here in the cellar,Mich-  iel Cairolo.' Those persons above  me',"; I am told, thought it was a  ghost; but I continued my cries  and convinced them that a living man was imprisoned in the  ruin 8. They came to my rescue,  and in about three hours I was  free."  The highest speed ever traveled by a man on the face of the  earth���������nearly 143 miles en hour  was recently made by a racing  automobile on the, great"expanse*  of salt deposits in ptah. The  automobile   run   waa   made   by  eddy Tetriaff, 'on August 12th  Prints, made in. Canada,  per yd.   .....10c  Ginghams, made in Canada,  - per yd ....10c  Silk Lisle Hose, made ill  Canada, pr.  .40c  Children's Hose, made in  .Canada, boys' or girls'  pair     26c  Boys' Overalls, double seat  and knees, made in Vancouver, pair ....... .76c  Children's Dresses, . LacUecf  Aprons,. made in ' Vancouver, all prices. y      X  New Arrivals in Silk Dept  34-inch Natural Pol "  >per yd. ... /,y,.,  x  .-i-^i  > j  \  ones who were on the verge ofkT*~.w   -���������..������*, -.. ���������������������.������ *������w  .   ,       ... .        ... . ,-  In a few feaaes live lest, and the best time for one A. beautiful quality, not SO;  * _ .!������������������*��������� _^__r������fe ;������������������ *"���������*,������ a       I ' _______   *��������� _ JX     ZT_ .  49 * ___   __ _ _   ~**  As East Rutherford, N.J., citizens who permit their dogs to  bark at nine o'clock at night are  liable to a fine of $25:  mile was 25.2 seconds, which ia  equal to 142.85 miles an hour, a  trifle better than the best preceding record, whieh was made on  the beach at Dayton, Fie., in  April, 1911.   This is the highest  speed ever travelled by a man on  the face of* the earth.   The best  speed ever made by a  vehicle  running on rails was that recorded in the Berlin-Zossen tests of  electric cars, in 1.903, when a rate  of 130.5 miles an hour was made,  on October 27.   The crystallized  salt in this Utah bed makes a  hard  and  absolutely  level  surface,   and it  said   that" even  in  the  hottest weather it does  not heat the tires of automobiles.  The salt-beds are. 65 miles long  and 8 miles wide." The estimated  depth, in the middle, is 12 feet  to 15 feet.   The salt is white and  averages 98 per cent, pure.   Tetz-  laff says that witl?* more, preparation  he   can   make  still   better  speed.   In racing over the salt  beds  the  motorist  has  an  unusual feeling of security because  of the entire absence of obstructions.  /ttf'  So*  .��������� JJ.L   ' h|  X?  wide, but very, fine,  ~" y���������*" ....... 4^i  Pyed Pongee, <Jest sbades,  yard ;..:....10e  36-incb Silk Poplin, onlj  yard  Silk ftose, special silk boot,  S for ......6 *%m  XiSdies' Boots, tan or brown.  $5.00 and $5.50 Boots,  now for  MSi  mmtsm  Boys' Shirt Waists, just in-  each  Wo and 7Gc  Oor. Main and 8th.  "gown  'rate,   mice,  OJT IUTS"  eleafs oat  etc.   Don't' die   in."tbe  house. 15c aad 2ife at drug aod coaat^  stores. %i.  Austria has arranged to furnish prisoners of war for farm  work on the larger estates to  take the places of peasants drafted into the army.  ABOUT FLOUR  Royal Standard Flour���������which is made in  British Columbia from the pick of Manitoba's wheat crop���������and costs ho more  than-other good flour^-but gives better  results on bake day thane any other best  flour. That's what we want to talk about  to ^ou. More particularly if you have  not used Royal Standard Flour. Because,  even if you are quite satisfied with the  floiir you are now using, that should not  prevent your trying Royal Standard  Flour. And we are ready to abide by  your decision, for, should you.- be dissatisfied for any reason, the money you pay  for Royal Standard Flour Will be refunded by your dealer cheerfully. And he will  be glad to supply you with .Royal Standard if you ask him.  Milting and Grain  Company, Limited  Vancouver, Victoria; New Westminster, Nanaimo ���������-��������� '������������������',.v-'.','.'..'!.'  kjy/k/  AA  /Mm  -,-.;���������.   . ": r ���������������������������_., -1( ������������������.'���������.'���������  XX:'V:;;".  '"VVXVV;  JkSJAkJ  ';'���������'���������' :  6  THE WESTERN  CALL  Fridar^&ay 7, 1915.  Mxttm "Uty'WliiMmtt  **   .unttrhbg .  BMtx Ifemtr  ��������� i  ' t  GBdROE ROBERTSON GORDON ���������  ���������President of the Vancouver Pioneers' .Association  THE President of the Vancouver Pioneers' Association for the coming year is  Mr. George Robertson Gordon, an "Old Timer" whose knowledge of the  city is like Sam Weller's knowledge of London, " extensive, and peculiar."  The interest Mr. Gordon has taken in the city ahd in the Pioneers' Association is  just what such a public spirited man might be expected to exhibit. Mr. Gordon  was born at Goderich, Ontario, on September 1, 1861: His parents were natives  of Ireland, his father having been born in County Fermanagh, and his mother  in County Armagh.   It was in 1855 that Mr. Gordon's father crossed the At-  ��������� lantic, worked as' a carpenter at Goderich. developed into a contractor ahd car*  ried on .that business for thirty-five years.  After filling the office of .town assessor and building inspector, he died at  Goderich in 1892, aged sixty-seven. . ���������  George Robertson Gordon was educated at a public school and high school  and having graduated, he began a mercantile life at an early age. In 1881  he came west to Manitoba. After somemercantile ventures,at Spence's Bridge  and North-Bend, British Columbia, he came to Vancouver in 1886, or rather  he came to the small ^md unimportant town then called Granville.'* In this city  Mr. Gordon has resided since he first came here. He has( watched the city's  development and taken an active part in its progress. If waa here, in March,  > 1886, Mr. Gordon aet up in business aa a merchant. He was burned out in the  great fire on the 13th of June of that year, but undaunted, he obtained a fresh  stock of goods, waa soon again in business and so continued until 1900.' -With  , the opening year of the 20th century he closed his business and turned hia attention to Building Societies, his straightforward, honorable conduct inspired,  1 every confidence. ��������� ' "  Mr. Gordon haa had faith in Vancouver and in thia city he has large and  various interests.   He aet e good example in "production" by starting e farm  ��������� ' ot a hundred and twelve acres at Langley for raising fruit, stock and poultry.  A life of untiring energy has won for Mr. Gordon a  position of ������ credit 'and  renown" and" the esteem of. his fellow, citizens.  Mr. Gordon was married et  \ Clinton, on the Cariboo road, on October 18th, 1887, to Miss Susan E. Melntyre,  e daughter .of John and Anne Melntyre* of Stewartstown, Ireland.  Unto Mr. and Mrs. Gordon have been  born < two children,  Iringards,  a  .   graduate of the Vancouver high school, and Alva, a student of McGill University.  Ifr. Alva Gordon is now with the Royal Canadian Regiment in Bermuda.  k X -'   Jfr. Gordon has set this pood example to citizens.   He has voted in -every  municipal election ever held -in Vancouver, and for nine years he was a member  o%, the. School Board. ,  Ifr. Gordon was one of the founders of-the Vancouver Pioneers' Society. He wee for some years its treasurer arid at the last annual meeting was  elected president. No man knows more* of the history of the city, ne man haa  taken e keener interest in its progress. He is a member of the Pacific Lodge,  No.. 26, 1. p. 0. f., he has passed through all the chairs and was grand representative to the Sovereign Grand Ledge in 1902-3. He is a popular club man,  end a prominent Methodist, as is his wife. Mr. Gordon has been active in the  Children's Aid Society and other good charitable organization*. "Mr. and*Mrs,  Gordon ere in feet nrbad min4ecC public spirited and full of kindly feeling for,  ell���������the kind of people who-have helped "the bright side of Vancouver to  shine."  .QUERIES  Query I. Selkirk GaVes���������Can 'you  tell me anything about the caves in  the Selkirk "Mountains? Are^they easily reached, and worth seeing?���������-S. SL  -Vancouver-  ,  The Selkirk Caves were.very fully  described by Frank Yeigh-in a number of "The Canadian Magazine.-' If  any readeV has that article to lend or  give S.S., we shall be happy to forward it. We shall also be glad to  receive any, communication from a  reader who has visited the caves���������  which, if. we remember rightly, were  discovered by a resident of Revel-  stoke.-*-Ed.  2. "Canada" in Song  i have various versions of "Oh  Canada" *but none that I have' contains the lines:  "Canada! Motherland    '  - i Our hearts beat for thee!"  Is the  version  which  we sing  at  meetings in Vancouver incomplete?  Sylvia, English Bay.  "Sylvia" is .mixing up separate  poems with Canada for their theme.  The lines quoted are by the Rev. R.  S. G. Anderson. The whole verse runs  thus:  Blest be our land that has written in  story  Names that1-are worthy, and deeds  that inspire-  *  Long may her place in the-roll-call of  '    glory-  Wake a true pride with the patriot's  _fire.  God ring the Empire round;  But let our sons be found  Marching, breast forward, the first  of the  free,  True to the larger house  Still shall we give the rouse,���������  "Canada!  Motherland- Our hearts  beat for thee."  This verse is quoted from our Canadian Scrap Book, and we shall personally be glad to get the rest of this  stirring poem���������Ed.  Many years ago it was proposed to  build on a beautiful strip of tree shaded  lend  called  Bolingbroke   Grove,  Surrey, England.   It was a favorite  "lovers' walk" and bad it been covered with buildings a "beauty spot"  and a delightful "walk"- would have  *" disappeared.'  Tbe * writer   was   then  *"y writing on,"Surrey History.''    'He  * found this long straight "walk" had  . been specially protected for "Archery' practice"���������and the ground was  = saved as an open space. -  AH OLD ARCHERY "BUTTS"  How  'Local Knowledge" Helps the  Public  There is always somebody to smile  at, somebody to give your chair to,  somebody to whom a book, a flower,  or even an eld paper, will be a boon.  ���������Josephine Pollard.  t   ���������   t t  S. Words for Music  . I have some.words which I think I  could set to musfc* They commence  "I whispered to the Bobo-Link/M  think they are by the late Pauline  Johnson, and copyright. To whom  shall I apply for permission to set the  song!  Lydia Chapman, Vancouver.  "I listened to the Botw������-Lmk'*< is  not by the late Pauline Johnson, but  by Isabel Eeclestone Mackay, now resident in Vancouver. Apply to her  for permission- If Lydia Chapman  wants to set any of Pauline John-t  son's words to music���������(we hope that  she will do ao, and do it well)���������she  should apply to Mr. MackevsW, the  poet's literary executor, care of "The  Province," Vancouver, B. C.  NOTE  The Order of St. Michael and St.  George is peculiarly a colonial decoration. It was enlarged and extended  for the express purpose of enablingvthe  sovereign to confer distinction up6n  such of his subjects as "may have  rendered, or shall hereafter render,  extraordinary and important services)  to his Majesty within or in, elation to  any of his Majesty's colonial possessions; or who may become eminently distinguished therein by their talents, merits, virtues, loyalty or services."  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  BaKKage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fmlrmont S4B  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  A splendid collection of  stirring verse  "War Warbling*  of a British Tar"  By W. A. ELLIS, Late R. N.  For sale by all book stores'  and at the Western Call.  25c a Copy  * >  '\:l'  in  \T0U realize the favorable  1 impression created by  the letterhead, that, because  of its dignity and Richness,  stands alone in the, mass of  your morning's mail. Naturally you desire yowr correspondence to have an equally  pleasing effect upon your  customers.  r  \  npHE many advantages of  ���������*��������� striking,'distinctive letterheads are generally realized. But in spite of a keen  appreciation of these facts,  the problem of securing reak  ly effective letterheads without unwarranted extravagance is a real problem.  THIS problem may be easily  , solved .by giving your  Printing to the TERMINAL  CITY PRESS, WP, Quality  is the outstanding ieature^n  all our work and our prices  will fit your ideas of economy..  FINE Job Printing is an  art; and perfect work  can only be acquired after  years of experience.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Terminal City Press   :��������� Limited ���������   PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY  .,  i������s������������w������������e**���������%^ i -4 /  \ '  V.  /  .     *        <     rX 'XX'X'V^^xX -*  ^    f- -   '  *. X'.  *>   ;���������;- t?'>u v\  Friday; May .7, 1915.  v ,,  THE WBSTEKN CALL  v .   '*   v'%j   -5 "- "���������  ���������>  *     '   "   J', X      -   "���������>   HQS ���������     j\  '        -   k *   ".'  i   /  A        Jf. "    X A  SPORTING COMMENT  '    The. three divisions of the Sun-  t day School Baseball League have  - drawn  up   their  schedules   and  - play will be commenced shortly.  ���������   ���������   ���������  It .is understood that most of  : last year'* Comet Club ball team  are this year playing under the  colors oi, Snider & Brethour in  the commercial league."  , ���������- ���������   ���������.���������  Lalonde, Fitzgerald,' Crookall,  Hyknd, Peacock anti < Matheson  ought to prove a formidable home  for the Salmonbellies to stack up  against once they get going.  ���������.  ���������   ���������  Kid Albertsf pf .New York, and  " Frank Barrieau, tlie local) welterweight, will box ten rounds at  the V..A: C< benefit to be held  in the Horse Show Building on  Wednesday fevening next. The  New York artistohas arrived in  the city and is busy rounding  into shape for the event.  f      ��������� ��������� -4  Ed. Doty, the-premier spit-ball  artist of. the Northwestern league,  has had a run *of hardF luck in'  his games so far, losing'three in  a tow. The blame cannot be altogether be placed on himy however, a8 his,support in at least  two of the games, was not up to.  the mark.  Con Jones and the Westminster  men ,l*ave pitched up matters,  and will" get in the game at once.  Twelve .matches will be played,  the first in New Westminster on  May 24th. Jones is after three  or four eastern men to bolster  up the home end of the team.  These men, however, will not be  available "until after the first  game, as Fitzgerald and Lalonde  are coaching' American university  teams in the east at present.  ��������� ,#> ���������  , News wae . .recently flashed  over the wires' from Montreal  that "Newsy" Lalonde, probably  the best advertised" athlete in the  Dominion, haa'bought a handsome  residence in one of the Suburbs of  Montreal. It is fitting to remark  that whatever other faults "Newsy" has, he is not a' spendthrift  He is one of the few athletes  who seems to realize that his  playing dgys are few* at the beat,  and it is a case of making hay  with him. Hia action.in this respect is a commendable one.  He makes his ability his^uriheSB,  and it would be a good'thing if  the rank and file of athletes who  turn* professional -had * sense  enough to follow his example.  ��������� ��������� ��������� 4 '  X -   .  Vancouver  and   Spokane   are  having a merry battle for honors  *?  't Procrastinate���������PI������uit Soon  this week at the local ball park.  Vancouver seems to have a team  that will certainly take some  beating this year, and the youngsters are showing up in fine form.  On the other hand, Spokane has  a splendid team, well beleneedkin  every department, particularly in  the infield, j Bobby Ctoltrine; formerly of Portland,'joined me L>"  dians this week, and is adding  a pile of speed and ginger- to  the team. ' The outfielders are ell  playing a steady game, and the  battery jfc,being given splendid  support, Vancouver's outfield is  probably tho very best in t^e  league, and-in the course of e  short ,time, we expect to see the  infield, already a good machine,  working very much better and  snappier.  ��������� - e-  ���������  At the present time, wheq the  greater eriaig is uppermost in  the minds of all citizens, the matter of sport and recreation necessarily muat take second- place.  This has already .been done in  many .place* in the empire, not  the least of these being in the  United Kingdom. There athletics  are' probably developed to e  stage not nearly approached in  thfe country, and we constantly  find a complete cessation of events  at the present/time, that is 4a  far as professional sport ia concerned. Here in Vancouver we  ere on the eve of professional  lacrosse, with, no doubt, the self.-  same tendency of former years,  namely high prices and high salaries. In this matter there is a  widespread opinion among  staunch' followers of the .game  that for the present professional  lacrosse should be thrown into  the discard. Take, for example,  the eastern cities, where the.game  has a greater aggregate following 4han out this way, the professional game has been practi-  KAVZOAXL8     WATBBS  TXOH ACT  PBOTBO-  i / ���������1_  The British Columbia Apples, in a world competition, xaptafed the  Gold Medal Prise. This means, that the B. C.r oVehards will lead the- world.  A > word to the wise is sufficient. ,.  We are offering choice "varieties of onr one year old 'apple tree stock  at Ten DcUan per 100; two, and three year old stock reduced accordingly.      ���������      ,    -,       , ,  Onr other fruit'tree stock and general nursery stock we give 30 per cent. <# eally abandoned for this year at  catalogue, price, allowed-in additional stock.   Cash to accompany ordfer. ���������������������������������������     ������������-* *-���������������-  -  In our stock of over $100,000 we have everything-yob want to make  your orchards greater and your gardens more beautiful.   Catalogues mailed  free on application.  "V        Patronise Jiome growers, and build up a home pay rolL  ROYAL NURSERIES, LIMITED  Be������������ Office, feo Dominion BMf.,,207 Bastings St. W. Phone, gey. 6666  Store, 8*10 Onmnifc *l, Kwue, Bar. 10B6  Vursfdes sod Ortenhonses, Royal, on the ������. O. 1. By. Bborno Bunch,  Plume, Bbwrae *S X  ii ���������������  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  Perfect ip finish.   .  v   Made in. Canada.  Taylor Forbes Co.  UMITED  Vancouver B. C.  least. Not so with the game out  here. Tho promoters are endeavoring to solve the problem of  how to revive it here. At ita b^st  the professional lacrosse is but a  poor makeshift for the amateur  game, and under present business  conditions the Vancouver end  New Westminster clubs will have  an up-hill fight. At the old  prices of fifty cents general ad  mission and fifty cents additional for a seat in the .grand stand,  many real enthusiasts will take  | to baseball if for no otber reason  than the game is not so costly  from the individual standpoint.  The Comptroller of the Riiss  ain Treasury testified^ recently  that the great gain in saving  owing to the prohibition of the  liqfcor traffic is making the extraordinary war expense comparatively easy to bear.  I) -  1/ /  Notice is hereby .given ������hat the  Vancouver Harbour Commissioners  bave deposited with the Minister of  Public Works for t^e Dominion of  Canada, aa required by Section 7,  Chapter 115 of the Revised' Statutes of Canada plans and descriptions' of a bulkhead and fill to be  built and constructed in False Creek,  -Vancouver, B. C, and that duplicates  of- said plan and description have  been deposited with the Begigrat of  Deeds at the Land  Registry  Office,  Vancouver,  Br C. ,  And take notice that at the ex.  {���������iration of one month ffom the date  lereof the Vancouver Harbour Com-  roimioners will apply to the Governor-  in-Couneil of the Dominion ef Canada fer approval of said plana and  for permission to build and construct  said bulkhead aad _UL  The description by metes and bounds  of the site of said bulkheads and All  is   as   followa:  All and singular, that certain parcel or traet of laid and laud covered  with water, situate, lying and being  in the Province of British Columbia,  in the District of New Westminster,  in the City of Vancouver,' and being  composed of a portion of the bed of  False Creek, in the publie harbour  of Vancouver, and generally known  as the Granville Street Mud Hats;  and which may be more- particularly  known and described as follows, that,  is to say:  j  Beginning at a point on the centre  line of- the new Granville Street  Bridge, said point being two hundred  (200) feet distant from the centre of  the swing span, measured south  thirty-eight degrees fifty minutes west  (S. 38 deg. 50 min. W.) along said  centre line of bridge; thence south  forty-one degrees east (8. 41 deg. 00  min. E.) one thousand and forty  (1040) feet more or Jess to the point  of intersection with a line drawn parallel to and'seven hundred and forty-  nine and one-tenth (749.1) feet distant from the weet boundary of Birch  Street, measured easterly at right  angles thereto; thence south along  6aid parallel, line, four hundred and  seventy-six (476.0) feet more or less  to the point of intersection with a  line drawn parallel to and tyro hundred feet distant from the headline  between Spruce and Birch 8treets,  approved < by the Vancouver Harbour  Commissicfbera on April 22nd, 1914,  said distance being measured north at  right angles thereto; thence West, six  hundred and ninety-siix*and eve-tenths  (696.5) feet more or less; thence  north sixty degtrees thirty-one minutes  west (N. 60 deg. 31 min. W.) five  hundred and sixty-four and two-  tenths (564.2) feet more or less;  thence north forty-one degrees thirty-  two minutes west (41 deg. 32 min. W.)  four-hundred and nine and one-tenth  (409.1) feet more or less;> thence  north twenty-seven degrees eighteen  minutes west (N. 27 deg. 18 min. W.)  five hundred and twenty-two and two-  tenths (522.2) feet, the last four  above described courses being always parallel to 'and two hundred  (200) feet distant from the headline  between Spruce Street and First Ave.  approved by the Vancouver Harbour  Commissioners on April 22nd, 1914,  the said distance being measured at  light angles thereto; thence north  twelve degrees two minutes east (N.  12 deg. 02 min. E.) five hundred and  seventy (570) feet; thence north  fifty degrees twenty-nine minutes east  (N. 50 deg. 20 min. E.) one hundred  and ninety and four-tenths (190.4)  feet, thence northei eighty-seven  degrees east (N. 87 deg. 00 min. E.)  three hundred and thirty-one (331,0)  feet more or less to the point of intersection with the first above described course produced north forty-  one degrees west (N. 41 deg< 00 min.  W.) thence south forty-one degrees  east (S. 41 deg. 00 min. E.) along  the said first described course produced six hundred and forty (640)  feet >more or less to the point of beginning; containing, an area of forty-  one and' eight-tenths (41.8) acres, more  or less, "as shown en plans referred to.  Dated at Vancouver, B. C, this 28th  day of April, A.D., 1915.  W. D. HAEVIE,  Secretary.  HEATING BeT'%JP&SFm?'  X '       '     - -.        ���������- -v  Our Business hu atece front me fev mcrH fief* ; < '���������-  LfcEK & CO.  .  ;^     Heating EnilMcrs.  1098 Homer SI.. x    s Sey. 661  j  ������������      i     \  **0*  J. Dixon    i    ��������� " '   6. Mttmy * ���������" "  House Phone: Say. 886    / ,, Boose Phone: Bay. 1117L  mettfae: , *    \,  Seymour 876M766     '  DIXON 4 MURRAY  .    Office nod Stout Fixture itanntecttirora  ^lob4biagCn>pMitara  Painting, Fapacfcangirii *w4 KB.eo_nh.lng  Sh*������:i066 0������M������*Jr St.      .'''.''X'' Vmmm.l.e.  t.  ��������� J J -fl  >   ' ~J ll  1 '.      \ r'i. n  "SO GOOD* IS  4X BREAD  4  , 4 ' ^ ' _    .  It's so good that thousands of good housewives  daily shift the burden of baking Bread on our shoul-  '_-  ders.    Home made on a big scale. That's 4X.  *  Phone Fair. 44 for Shelly's 4 X  "T."  /  4  t   **'  For Sale or For Uent Cards, 10c Each  Pbone Seymour 9086  CAPILANO   CANYON, NOET5   VANCOUVER  Loyally to Vancouver  demands that Idle Money should  be released and invested. ,  We have choice applications  for '8 per cent. Mortgages, Agreements and Loans on unquestionable security.  Before investing elsewhere consult us.  Dow, Fraser Trust Co.  122 Hastings St. West  . Eeferences: Dun's, Bradstreets  and any Financial House of repute in Vancouver.  Now is the  Time  to Buy  GARDEN  HOSE  X    -'    ��������� - "- ���������     J .     '������������������   " .-'��������� ���������' *'  "  ���������' " ��������� '      ���������*' ���������  We have a special "Sale of Hose on now.  Regular. $5.50 for  -  $4,75  Regular $5.00 for  -   $4.00  This Hose is 50 feet long complete with couplings and  nozzle.     Phone us your order.   We make prompt delivery.  W.R. Owen JMorrison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street ."���������  K-;  a  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, May 7,/l9_k  SOCIAL AND, PEMONAL  Dr. Van Winkle, a very able cellent style. ��������� A full turnout of  speaker and writer, will (D.V.)  preach the gospel in the I.O.OJP.  hall, 7th and Granville street,  next Sunday at 7.30 p.m., and  deliver a series of lectures on the  Prophecies of r Daniel, Monday,  10th. Wednesday, 12th, Friday  14th, Wednesday 19th, Friday,  2l8t, at 8 p.m. All are welcome.  No collection. X  Word has just been received  from the firing "line of the  wounding of Private Norman  Someryille, of the Seventh  battalion.. Private SomerriUe ia  exceedingly well known in Mount  Pleasant, his home, and expressions of deep sympathy are ex-  pressed on all- sides at this announcement. We , hope soon. to  hear of Nonrfan's recovery' and  return to duty.  the choir %as , recorded, and a  large and appreciative audience,  enjoyed the entertainment.  MT. PLEABAHT Y.P.8.CJB.  'TBS OMATIOM"     ���������  j-   A OBBAT 8TJ00K8B  The Western Triple Choir, under the direction of Mr. Geo; Tag-  gart, added additional laurels to  its already distinguished achievements last evening in Chalmers'  Presbyterian church, cor. 12th  and Hemlock, when Hay den's  "Creation" was rendered in ex-  ��������� The regular meeting of the  above soeiety was held in tho  school. room on Monday, May  3rd, at the usual hour.  The topic of. the -evening waa  "The Joys of Christian Life,"  and was very ably taken by Miss  .Anna Beattie, assisted by alias  Edna Gow.  On Monday; May 10th. the regular quarterly rally of the T.  P. Societies of > the eity will' be  held in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist church. The program for  the, evening fo in the hands of the  junior societies of the eity. Everybody welcome.  Vancouver for us to emphasize  the merit of. her entertainments.  They are decidedly high class in  all respects and the public is due  to listen to a rare program. Contributors to the program will be  Misses Fannie Nicaka, Grace Per-  rin, Margaret King, Irene Falconer, Peggy Francis, Gladys  Ridfeout, Mrs. Reg. Bradshaw.  ���������' The many friends of Miss Helen' Bgdgley, of this city, will be  pleased with the announcement  that under her auspices an. entertainment of unusual merit will be  given in the Old Country Inn on  Granville street, on Monday evening next at 8.30 o'clock by Miss  Bpdgley and her pupils. Miss  Badgley is too well known   in  ' TT  Jos. H. Bowman  ARCHITECT  ^���������.wV, -  ZgffcvsLSZ*.-? -  910-11 Yorkshire Building  .Seymour Street Vancouver, B. C.  'HAT shoes ������re  you WWtfgT  Wwtw fin IwreJiaiO #������������������������ #o  h em.������ &������J&*L&*������  ft ease et Wiatliffcfttow wUt recourse  Whan nm tar UPOWJ6 mOW* Ton boy 8ATIWACTJON  ^S^t^MSsTrV lic^Si^lmUt l������ta iwnest saoes.      x   -  Wo make the claim that I4DCJEUB 880*8 ave tae host shoe  tartimw^ ������t w������*tt We venture the statemeaVthat you  ^rbMrawi������WBWL* suae advocate when you hur your  SJt Sn?MiW^OiaxThTrtasoua are in the UBCW*  ago*.    a__ WAp|N0 PiAWWfviHYWH*������i;���������  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY &  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  V MANUFACTURERS OF  Light and Heavy harness, Mexican  Saddles, Closed Upper** Leggings, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always  a/.-���������em hand. >.xx-; ���������  BUGGIES, WAGONS, Etc.  Leather ot all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufactiurere and  importers of Leather Goods in B.C.X  FEBTXLI8BB  SEED OATS  Burly Row Seed Potatoes  Grace Darling SMd Potato**  Sutton's Reliance Bead Potatoes *  F. T. VERNON  TBE MOUNT PLEASANT FEED STORE  SS6 BROADWAY EAST Two Phone*: Fair 186 and 878  Sty Onr Own Diamond Chick Pood for Bast Besutta  On Tuesday evening a very .successful concert was given by the  Junior. League of the Dundas  Methodist church, cor. Powell  and Slocan streets. The following was the program: President's  address; Chorus, League Girls;  song; Richard Jackson; recitation, Scott Milne; song, Alice  Taylor; recitation, Mary Heard;  song, Mrs. Crosier; song, Mr.  Spencer; song, Miss Jean Reid;  selection, Grandview Trio; reports of secretary and treasurer;  selection, Dundas Choir; recitation, Mrs. Belton; song, Henry  Cooke; song, Mr. Snelgrove; recitation, Miss Miller; chorus,  Young Loyalists; gong, Mr. E. Elliott; recitation, E. Woodside;  God Save the King.  THB 0ATB8 OF TUB BORDBBLAMD  (By George  Hope Tait)  0 for a day on the Border hilla  Wi' their brackens iravilng higfal  Where  the  moorcock  whirs,  and the  plover   trills,  And><the bleating floeks reply;  To 'gaze afar o'er the purple heath  Or away to the Cheviots grand/  Where .the   warders   watched   in , the  days  of   old,  And the beacons blazed, and the slogan   rolled,  Where the brave and the valiant met  ��������� the bold,  At the g^tes of the Borderland.  ������  There's a yalorsome spell on the Border braes  That nane but her children ken,  For  the Border mithers  crooned  the  lays s  That mettled the Border men.  As visions rise On the bare hillsides,  And   the   flames   of   romance   are  fanned,  1 can see the reivers ride tbe swire  And the flashing steel oa a field of fire  Or a Douglas' stand-with a tiger's we,  At the Gates of the Borderland.  There's a dool and a wae in tbe Border 'glens,  And their ssbbin' bodes an omen;  There's a lanesome licbt in the Dowie  Dens'  Or Kijjnpnys haunted gloamin',  But I wacjnji turn, tho' J dree my  weifd,   ' -  Or tfce ferlie waved her wand,  And beckoned me doon by the fiildon  tree    X  Where  the  Queen  and  tbe  Rhymer  rode the lea,  And passed to their deathless mysterie  Through tbe Gates of the .Border-  laud.  There's a glorious .peace in the Border  howes,  And a ban* on her silver river;  And Baft is the tongue of the maid  . who sang  The songs that sballTive foreverT  80 memory dwells on the 'Meal and  true/  Who  peopled   the  strath  and  the  strand;  la   the   auld ' kirkyard   their   rest   is  'sweet, ��������� ������"v-~-  Wi'   the  stars: loo kin'   doon   on   the  low, .retreat,   ;*"  But  their  spirit  lives  in  the  hearts  that beat  At the Gates-of the Borderland.  Will  the  ete,  be the popular namef of  eignt-for-a-quarter ticket whieh  the company will place on sale  next Monday. The nfeme ia given  ���������the ticket on account of tango  TANGO TICKETS  Dictionaries and spelling books  will be very popular in Vancouver for the next ten days as the  result bf a competition which the  B. G. * Electric Railway is pro-,  moting in connection with the introduction of its special non-  transfer street car tickets which  will be placed on sale next Monday. The company ia offering  $50 in cash prizes lor the -largest  list of words which- cyk be formed from the two wortUX'Tango  .Ticket." The prize-money will  be divided as follows: First prize,  $29; second prize, $10; third  prize, $5; fourth, fifth and sixth,  $3 each; seventh, eighth and  ninth prizes, $2 each. All lists  must be in the hands of the company official, aa noted in the advertisement of tine competition  appearing in this'issue, by Monday, May 17, at 5 p.m. The words  must be consecutively numbered  and such as are contained in  Webster's unabridged, d^ionary.  As the comfwtition:ui: ogen to  any resident of Vancouver (man,  woman or child), it will probably arouse aa great interest as  any competition promoted in recent years.- The B. C. Electric  Railway is arranging for^ a considerable force of its office staff  to take charge of the numerous  lists which will be presented  and check them over aa to* correctness. The prize winners will  be announced as soon after May  17 aa the list can be carefully  scrutinized. .  .Basis of Competition  The words,on which the competition is phased, "Tango Tick-  are used because this  being the color of the eardboaid[Siniday meetings are held on be  on which they will be printed.      *"** '* **" "1J,*       ",  The-company has issued* hul  letin to its' conductors covering  the detailed arrangements, for the  sale and use of the tango tickets.  The bulletin notes that after midnight two "tango" tickets mil be  accepted for' one ride on which  nd transfer is given. Wiih refer  ence to the meaning of the term  ^CHy Limit*" it is stated that,  .except on internrban" cars, tango  tibketa will be- accepted wherever  the red tickets were previously accepted for a single ride-  k The bulletin issued by the company, to the conductors reads as  follows: :  (1) All present ticket privileges still remain in force unchanged.  (2) .Eight tango tickets will  be sold for ^5 cents. *  (3) One tango ticket Will be ac-,  pepted as good tor one journey  within Tcity limits on a city car  without transfer privileges.  (4) These tickets will not,be  accepted on an interwban car  under any conditions. >  (5; They will he good from 5  aim.- to - mulnigh1.. ���������    ��������� -  (6) After midnight two tango  tickets will be accepted for one  non-transfer side, passengers desiring a transfer ride after mid*  night must pay "10 cents or use  two red ticket*  There are a good many women  who. when they,die, will not have  much crying at their funerals,  for all the garments they leave  behind them were made' for themselves.���������Margaret Bottoine.  ' For lack of writing materials  Russian soldiers at -the front have  used leather,: linen and small  j boards on which to write letters  to their families.  VJ\  114 Broadway, Near .Main  F. H. GK)W, Manager  ��������� "\  FEATUBE8 FOE WEEK OF MAY ID*  1 -'   'i_- <���������   r  Monday and Tuesday���������  Annette KeUerman in ,  NEPTUNE'S DAUGHTER  "\    Seven Acta.   Firit IBhow, 6.30-8.15, 10.00  Wednesday���������  ,   "The  Honor of the  Ormsbys,"  with  Matt/  Moore and Mary Fuller.'.  .Two Hearts and a Ship.  Drawing at 8._0 p.m. " ?���������  Thursday���������  J. Warren Kerrigan in "The .Stool' Pigeoh.'* ,  J    The Streets of Make Believe, featuring King  Baggott ahd Jane Gail.       x.    '       >    ;    .  Friday and Sa1wil|f7r, f    \tfi ^    v '     '/  FirstIhstalniMit  ���������    . _��������� THEBLAOKBOX  Her Friend, the Milkman, a Nestor Comedy*/  ���������*~m  H. H. STEVENS, M. P.  ^ TO   SPEAK  "War with Honor, War Without Honor, Its Sacrifice .and Issue," will be the subject upon  which Mr. Stevens will speak in  the* Dominion Theatre on Sunday, May 9th. at 7.30 p.m. These  ���������ni" j!.I ���������������^      _____    1 1 ___���������     _____    V ���������  half of the soldiers, sailors, etc.,  each Sunday by Mr;. John. T. Stevens, who extends a very cordial  invitation to everybody. An organ recital commences at 7.10 p  m., and several solos vrill be rendered by Miss Louise Berb, Mr.  R. W. Armstrong and Mr. Wm.  F. Eve. Poors open at T o'clock.  Admission free. Collection. -  Kingsway Market  ,    _   At 8th Avenue  "I J 4  live and Dressed Poultry, Babbits and ftdfeons.  PoUtoes, per sack 90c  Plants of All Kinds  O. A. SKAIUnB. Prop.  Approximately eleven million  people in the United States and  Canada are engaged in agriculture.  French Lessons  Given hy  A OertUUd Parisian Teaohk  Olauts forming eem* Iftw and ���������  jtffeW^j J e^^*#fS^ljf|^        _/  25c ptr Imkhi  Studio: 641 Granville St.  Phone: Bigb. 1015k,    "A  Private Jetton* .hy Arr������������|fmtnt  BSBS  IKMIhtlHK I) (.(><>l)b    -OUKI   I!1HNI11J������<1  v;\v  I  fit)U)t-..        ND ,iOM        OM   i.l   (    Nlli.N!)    W t _ I t !t    t UU |i'  k^5iQ:i������!i__i!iir.!iii!i;^ri'Hi  OFFICII  /  ANNA LITTLE :  In tbe Black Box at tbe Broadway  Friday and Saturday, May 14, 15 :  Editor Western Call: ..  .  Dear Sir,���������I notice a report on page  eight of your valuable paper entitled  "The Criais in B. C.������������ There la a  eriaia all over the world at the.present "time, and I am a'ure tbe preaeat  government is' not to blame for it.  The; land policy ia all right, and if  these Bev. "Calamity Howlen'' would  attend to church matters and put as  mnch vim into their, spiritual addresses  as they do in political addresses, I  think they would do" more good.  ���������������iFor my,.part I avoid all \ehurches  where the' pastor poses as a ''ward  heeler," and I also notice that there  are a great number of church-going  people of my own way bf thinking. A  Ministerial Political Montebank is a  detriment to his own church and doe-  all the Christian churches a serious  injury.  . If these two reverend gentlemen wish  positions as platform speakers 'for the  "Grit"   party   (there   is   no   Liberal  party   in   Canada)   and   can  stomach  some^ of   the  leaders   of   that--party,  they should forthwith resign from the  ministry. -*   *  I  However, it is none of my "hash."  So they^ can "Cook"- the "Pidgeon.",  Yours respectfully,  O. H. OU&HTON.  33 8th Ave. E.,  Vancouver,   B.   C.  It took eight thousand- men two  years to turn a strip of sandy  shore along San Francisco Bay  into the beautiful Panama-Pacific  Exposition grounds.  *ropr^  For ^ssh and Ourod Meats  go to this Old l^Uable Market  ���������'-���������.������������������.      ''-������������������- /'k':'A:~j/j/''     X^X-V ���������'..     .-V     X;:  It Is not excelled lor Qoality or Prices m Vaocoover  ?:>���������'���������  :/f  Weekly Prifes Given Away  *v  Phone: Fairmont 257  SERVICE FIRST  OUR  one  thought- and purpose on  alL appointments  is  GENTEEL SERVICE.   We lesve no detailsvfor your  care.  Q"UR CHAPEL and RECEPTION ROOM  ^ wilr afford you any privacy you may  desire.  MOUNT PLEASANT UNDERTAKING CO.  Phone: Fairmont 189      x     164 8th Ave. E, (near Main)  Tracer sK������*KcEi������i_s-cyy_rs���������


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