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 . ���������' ��������� -k/jAj/yy/Ayk'  :s8  ������ wis "  5   Bedding  Flowers,  Plants.  Plants���������Cut  Decorative  Floral Designs and  Sprays, Veto.  : Phone  your order.   -  Keeler'  s  Nursery  Phone,  15th  !   Pair.  817  and Main  Published in the Interest* of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  MT. PLEASANT  UNDERTAKING  PARLOR8.   :   :   :   :  152 8th Ave, E.  Personal attention is ���������j  given, and no details  forgotten.   Day   and  Night Service. Phone  Fair.   189.  rOLUME'Vn.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,     FRIDAY, JUNE 25, 1915  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 7  X  CRISIS IN B. C. PAMPHLET  f  |lN OUR LAST TWO ISSUES we have reviewed  some of the mis-statements in the Pamphlet  "The Crisis in B. C." We apologize to our  [readers   for  occupying   more   space   with   this  [matter which seems already to have died a natural death, but having commenced, we feel it  our duty to complete the task, no matter how  [distasteful it may be.  In this article we will invite attention, firSt  to page 13 of this "non-partisan essay," with  the heading "Timber Resources." Under this  heading we haye the following charges made  against the provincial government:  "About 10,000.000 acres were grabbed by Grasping, Syndicates," and the insinuation is made  that this was done through "the subtle changes"  in the Act by the McBride Government.  Then Cotsworth, with his private grouch, is  again introduced: ''I (Cotsworth) was shocked  to find that at the time I was advocating to Premier McBride the duty of government possession  of timber * * * "Premier McBride had told  me an half truth, which was more misleading  than an untruth." This refers to the action  of the government in placing a reserve on timber.  Again "the government is fully conscious * * *������������������'  7of the falsification of information furnished in  the assembly and to the public."  Then on page 16 is the following "Government Official Shares in the Plunder." Under  this heading these "preachers of the gospel  of truth" either deliberately make a false  statement, Oi* are the willing dupes of Cotsworth  who knowingly and wittingly states a falsehood. They seek to give the reader the impression that "Walter Scott, mining recorder of  Nakusp, B. C," did illegally and wrongfully  secure part of the public domain through the,  connivance of the government.To support their  statement, and to give it the appearance df substantial fact, they reproduce a copy of an agreement between Mr. Scott and two men, evidently  timber cruisers, whereby Mr. Scott agrees to  pay cost of recording and advertising while tne  other parties do the work and they get half interests. Then, is. produced a letter from Mr.  Scott to Cotsworth, offering the timber for  I sale. These documents are used to show that  this government official had ,done \vrong. The  facts seem to be, that Cotsworth (known as a  dealer in land and timber) wrote to these men  to get the sale of their property, and having  won their confidence, secured a written statement  from them of their private, affairs, then he,  Cotsworth, deliberately turned traitor to his  clients and falsely uses-their letters and documents to try and substantiate a lie he was  preparing for these political preachers.  If Scott's position had been wrong, Cotsworth.^  Cooke & Co's. action in thus deceiving him, would  have been contemptible enough, but as it was  not, then their action is too dastardly for words  to" express.  Cooke, Cotsworth, et al know (or they have no  right to criticise* any public policy) that mining  recorders are established at very meagre remuneration iiy most out-of-the-way points for the ac-  cOmmodation \of the prospector, and that there  is nothing in their position to prevent them staking timber or land or from buying or selling  land. LetrCotsworth tell us why it is a crim<y  for Mr- Scott to hold a timber claim and no  crime on his (Cotsworth's) part to' stake land  in- his own name and in the name of children  and relatives of his family ?-Will Mr. Cooke tell  us why Mr. Scott is a "plunderer," and an "exploiter" for securing an interest in timber and  be (Cooke) is, a "St. Paul." a "Knox," an  "Isaiah," a "Luther," while doing the same  thine, practically being himself a holder of part  of the public domain, under the law, it is true,  just as Scott is under the law? :  Did Scott make a rich haul "out of his venture, in 1906?" No. for according to the. documents produced in March, 1915, the title of these  timber claims was still in the bank at Revelstoke  for -monies advanced to carry them. For his  treachery in thus parading his clients' private  business before the public. Cotsworth deserves to  |' be. tarred and feathered. It is a most contemptible breach of business etiquette, and is false  o into the bargain. These preachers of the Gospel ought to be ashamed to be a party to such  chicanery.  Now, what are the facts regarding timber  legislation in B. C.:  Prior to 1888 there was practically no restrictions re the public timber domain, but in that  year.' a royalty of 50 cents per thousand was  imposed. Up to that year leases were issued  at the discretion of the Lieutenant Governor.  In their pamnhlet these "Truth seeking preachers" say: "Up to the year 1901 the legislation  was generally such as to conserve the interests  of the peonle." Frankly, they have not the  slightest idea what they are talking about.  They would bave us go back to the above'recounted conditions of 1888. whieh they say  were "such as to conserve the interests X)f the  people."  The utteV absurdity of this contention is  shown in another paragraph of their own "es-  ���������>s.*iy," where they pi-otest against the crown  granting of timber, all of which was done under  what they aro pleased to term-' llie period when  tbe "-people's interests were conserved;" that is-  prior to 1888. and for departing-- from vl51V.i1  they call the present government "thieves, liars,  etc." .  In 1891 the regulations were further extended  by demanding deposit of 10 cents per acre to insure manufacture''within the nrovinco:Vnd IfMisr^  fixed at 21 years and for 640 acres. This, mark  (Continued   on   Page   4)'  THE UNEMPLOYED PROBLEM  < ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������   .  THE ^UNEMPLOYED" is the problem which is perplexing the local authorities, perr  haps to. a greater extent than any other-problem. It must be confessed, however, that  no real effort has yet been made to deal with it in a businesslike manner. Practically  all thai has been done has been to hand out charity in free meals and free beds with a half-,  hearted attempt to provide some "relief work:,'.' which is non-productive. No effort whatever has been made to "solve'.' the problem, or to provide for the future.* In fact, now  that ready cash is getting scarce, the statement is made that the Dominion government  should look after them, and in order to force them to do so "it may be necessary to let a  7few men die on the street." - ���������,;. v  In the first place this is shirking a duty which rightly belongs to the local authorities,  both civic and provincial. ,  If the Dominion authorities are to be called upon to administer the affairs of cities  and municipalities, then they cannot prosecute their share of the war. The Dominion Government resources are being'taxed to the limit to keep up our army, and to help the Empire in this hour of supreme need, and to ask them to assume the administration of local  charity is to admit that our ciyic authorities are totally and lamentably incompetent.  What is the Dominion Government doing? They have enlisted, trained, equipped and  despatched to Europe over 80,000 men. They have 50,000 more under arms, being trained in  Canada. They are proceeding to add, within-a; few weeks, another 20,000 to these. Then  it is arranged to maintain this force and renew the equipment as required. This is no  small task. But that is not all. Commissions have been formed, and organizations brought  into being, to supply our motherland and our allies with munitions of war of all kinds.  This would seem to be task enough for any government, but, in addition to all this  "war duty," they are keeping up all large and necessary public works. In Vancouver  alone, they will actually spend $3,000,000 thisi year. Most of. this will go in labor. These"  works are now employing, directly several hundred men, and indirectly, give employment  to hundreds more. All the material is being secured in B. C, and is produced by B. C.  labor, yet it is suggested the Dominion government should administer the relief of the  city.   ��������� ... .- N-- :  The  Great Blunder  The supreme blunder made by local authorities is that they have wasted most of the  money allocated for relief by giving direct relief or on semi-useless "relief work."  , V������e have been helping the unemployed for over eight months, and will be called upon  for another year at least, yet ho effort whatever has been made to evolve a comprehensive  i scheme of rational and productive relief,   Had. the money already spent been used wisely, it  would now be returning to the coffers of the city and thus be available for further needs.  But it is gone and there is nothing to show for it.  If we had organized properly six.months ago and placed these men on some of the  available vacant land within easy reach of the city, we should now have the first fruits  of their labor returning to us to enrich the fund used for relief.  About a month ago a conference was held in the Board of Trade rooms, and the  federal member suggested that those seeking relief, who were familiar with life on the water,  should be organized into a fishing concern and their products salted, cured, or placed in cold  storage to provide food for the coming winter, or to be sold. But it only provoked a weak  smile from the. wise ones,-Who will cheerfully pay 10 or 15 cents per pound for fish or  meat this winter and give it away to the hungry,1 making paupers of'them and impoverishing  the city. . ���������'  We offer the following suggestions: I '  FIRST���������That a special commission be appointed to devise.a definite plan of productive  Wlief. ,  SECOND���������That our vast fishery resources be utilized in supplying food.  THIRD���������That all relief funds be used only as an investment, not given away in  charity, ' ���������   /,'  FOURTH���������iThat land be secured from the provincial or .Dominion governments suitable  , f<?r agriculture and cleared; and next year, if. necessary put in crop, such as potatoes and  other vegetables or other siiitable crop (this should have been done this year).  FIFTH���������That such condition? be imposed as to avoid the usual mistake of providing  for many undeserving persons, at the expense., of highly meritorious cases.,  SIXTH���������That arrangements be made to supply labor from the relief gangs so employed  to those who wish to hire them.  WHAT IS BOWING UP THE AWJES ON THE WESTERN FRONT?  THte LONG DELAY in the expected drive is  somewhat alarming to the man on the street.  _. But the leaders seem to deem that -they have  matters in hand.__^^ JVhat.are they waitings for,?_,^  Munitions ? Perhaps. As one officer appears to' have said, we have not too few shells,  but we can do with more.  Mountains of ammunition should be piled up  for the great task that is ahead of us. There  cannot possibly be too many shells for the guns.  But there is another side to this great conflict, namely the diplomatic side. The eastern  question has been the burning question of international conflict ever since the present generation began and from before. Now that question  is in process of being settled. It would have  been over many years ago but for the influence  of Germany. Now, Germany has surrounded  herself by a ring of hostile steel, and she is being kept within that ring until this .vexed question is settled.  The Turk must go. All the allies and neutrals  are agreed upon that.   But that  is con  trary to the visions of the Kaiser altogether.  Therefore, he must, be kept where he is until  that matter is settled.  But the dividing of the territory^ taken from  the Sultan is'Ifausitig" theV loss of a good deal of  time in this crisis, although from the ordinary  diplomatic point of. view the progress is rapid.  The Dardanelles question'is, in the air also  awaiting the development of the question. Russia and Roumania have a question to settle on  th,e matter. It appears to be within a short distance of being settled, and when it is, the allies  will go to Constantinople, but probably not before.  Then Russia, Roumania, Bulgaria, Servia,"  France and Britain will march together to that  point as a centre, and the end seems to be sure  for such a combination.  It is, therefore, the day of the diplomats  and the day of the army is waiting on the  movements of these matters.  What is nearly impossible to the allies in the  Dardanelles,will be easy for the allies associated  with  the  Balkan  neutrals.  TAX SALES  THE MUNICIPALITIES are saying "we would not hold tax sales if there were any  other way to  raise the money.   This simply playing with a serious matter.  There are many ways by which this   matter may  be  arranged  and  there  are  many  cities and municipalities -tfho take other ways than this most crude and dishonest one.  For instance, if tax sales are, in spite of all, decided upon,1 why sell all the property  upon which taxes are' in arrears, and which belongs to one ratepayer, when the sale of a  fraction would and often does bring sufficient to pay all the taxes which he owes.  Again, let the municipality take over the property in default, and hold it in trust for  the defaulter, for a term of years, issuing first mortgage debentures against it in the meantime, bearing interest at say ten per cent, per annum. That is to say. issuing debentures  against all the property so held, not necessarily against the individual piece. These debentures bearing s6 large a rate of interest and secured so well, the mortgage being only for  the amount of the delinquent taxes and interest, should be very popular. In the meantime the right to redeem by the owner could be extended for a term.of years.  Other ways will readily present themselves to the minds of. the business men of the  community.  The councillors are cursed with the lack of initiative, and see no way but the old and  vicious one. It is a confession of want of qualification to say there is no other way than  that of the dishonorable robbery of the tax  sale.. ���������  A meeting to organize the Property Owners' Protective Association will be held at the  Western Call office, Vancouver, on Monday, 5th July next, at 2.30 o'clock.  V������-  CIVIC FINANCES  DO THE CITIZENS, REALIZE that our city is  almQst bankrupt and its fair name seriously  threatened? Do they know that this is the'  case in spite of. the fact that we would have  been solvent if our resources had been properly  handled?  For our present unhappy state we can thank  Mayor Taylor and Finance Chairman Alderman  McReath, and, to a lesser degree, those aldermen who have supported them. We are asked  by these men to save our credit by increasing  the mortgage on the city. We are told that  this year's taxes, not yet collected, are already  spent, that most of the by-law money, which we  are asked to vote, will be used to replace moneys wrongfully appropriated.  There are two ways of rectifying the present  regrettable position. First, by placing a receiver  in charge. This, we hope, can be avoided. Second, by at once removing McBeath as chairman  of the finance committee, and by placing in that  position, an alderman in whom the citizens have  confidence. The only one who seems to hold  that en viable position is Aid. Crowe. Some have  mentioned Aid. Byrne, but he was one of Mayor  TaylorV supporters, and is partly responsible  for present conditions. As for the Mayor, he  should have the grace to acquiesce in any such  arrangement and .consent to be a figurehead for  /the rest of ,the year, especially in.view of __is  abject failure. _���������  . If Aid. Crowe were made chairman of finance,  then Aid. Mahon would, as a matter of course,  fall into j his position as chairman of Board of  Works, this would make a strong combination.  GRAND DUKE NICHOLAS  THAT THE RUSSIANS have been standing up  under heavy odds seems to be beyond doubt.  Also that they have been cut off from sufficient supplies of arms and ammunition seems to  be too certain to be doubted.  How the - shortage came to pass, we shall  probably not know until the history of the war  is written |n theyefcrs to come. t  Perhaps the Germans succeeded in that which -  seems to be their special mission, self chosen  among the nations, namely, in stirring up trouble in this instance between Japan and China  and thus cut off for the time the supplies from  Japan.      : ���������*" -XX     X      ' ���������-    ���������-  " Perhaps, also, they succeeded in that which  is also their special mission, namely, to abuse  the hospitality of the nations .receiving therai  In this instance succeeding in gaining work in  the Russian ammunition factories and there  spoiling the ammunition.  However these things, the fact seems to be  that Russia is poorly equipped at this time while,  she did not seem to lack ammunition last fall.  Under these circumstances, apparently, the result of careful planning, the Germans prepared  to strike a crushing blow. With such a volume  of artillery as had never been massed before  on any battle field they drove against the Russian lines, hoping to drive through or scatter  them. But they were met by that master of  strategy, the Grand Duke Nicholas, and the  blow failed as such', and the conflict took on the  nature of the fight which is sometimes waged  by-two pugilists,- namely^ -a contest of agilityt"  The Grand Duke has been using his feet instead  of standing up and taking the^ hammering  Germany had planned for him.".-",  Again and again the guns of the Germans  dragged to the front with infinite pains and expense, have been massed in position,xand again  and again the^Grand Duke has changed the  complexion of the struggle into a race which is  more exhausting to the Germans under these  circumstances than to the Russians.  Little question can be made as to the  result if the Russians had stood firm. Flesh and  blood must have gone down before the storm  of shot, shell and gasses, which the Germans  were anxious to let loose upon them.  But in the retreat the Russian troops are  marching back to meet reinforcements and supplies and are getting nearer to their bases.  Can the nation renew the supplies of the  army in time to furnish them with the necessary  materials for the conflict.    This is the question.  There are lines around the arena. Grand  Duke Nicholas can on\y move in the one direction. Sooner or later he must make his stand.  How will he, be furnished by that time ?  Again, how will the Germans be furnished  by that time? Will they have expended their  energy in the foot race and the drive ?    ,.-  Time only will answer these questions. But  history will say that the Grand Duke has been  great in the ;masterly retirement before superior  forces, whatever they say of the events which  are yet to come.  f.   $  Spend your  $ $ $  IN MOUNT PLEASANT  $  J. :   ON $ DAY  $ ,   >) a  y--  I  I! S?  ���������  I  L*4*  I  THE WESTERN   CALL  Friday, June 25; 1915.  4  r'  f  ll X  I? I  ! v  y  j. ���������-:(  X  m  M  If  ill-  r&  x  it  Vfe������  I  KM  r  r<  ������:&'(  TSJf  liX  The seven hundredth anniversary of '' Magna Charta'' sent  many thoughtful people to their  history books, and it is good in  these days to be reminded of  how we won the liberties we enjoy, it will stimulate us in our  heroic efforts to keep despotism  at bay. t '   "  Seven hundred years ago when  tyrant King John was on the  throne, the Barons, who suffered  from his despotism as well as  did the humble people, were stimulated in their, opposition to the  King's abuse of power by Stephen Langton, the Archbishop.  In recent years the church has  seldom so "stood up" for the  democracy. There was need for  the church to "speak outX The  state of things was intolerable.  The whole administration of justice was corrupt. The decisions of  the King's Courts were as arbitrary as the methods employed  to enforce sentences. Free men  were arrested, evicted from their  homes, exiled and outlawed  without even legal warrant or  the semblence of a fair trial. All  the machinery of government  which the Norman Kings had  set up and which Henry II. had  developed to a creditable extent,  had in the hands of John and  his parasites become a mere instrument of despotic extortion to  be used against anybody and  everybody, from belted earl to  poor ploughman, who could be  fleeced by the King's servants.  John, saw the tide rising against  him; 'he saw that the barons  would fight not only for the  rights of their own class, but for  the good of "the people,"whose  cause was espoused by Stephen  Langton. The King after much  attempt at chicanery, took refuge in Windsor Castle, where  he was confronted by the whole  baronage in arms.  There were many parleyisms.  On June 15th, 1215, the King met  the barons at Runneymede, on the  banks of the Thames, and there  in the presence of Archbishop  Stephen Langton and "a multitude of most illustrious knights"  sealed the great charter of the  Liberties of England.  The real and lasting importance  of this charter is due to its being a written document. For the  first time the laws of Britain were  down in black and white. The duties of King and people were defined. Our laws, statutes, acts  of parliament, our constitution  all are founded on the great  charter.  Magna Charta Island, where the  great charter was signed, is on  the banks of the Thames close to  Runnymede. Nearby there used to  be an ancient nunnery, founded  in the reign of Henry II. This  building was restored arid became the home of the great Harcourt family. The grand old  trees yet remain and under their  shade Henry VIII made love tb  the beautiful and unfortunate  Anne Boleyn. The writer has vis-  Rennie's Seeds and All Kinds of Seed Potatoes  Delta Grain and Feed Store  1547 Main Street  Our Specialty  Potatoes and All Kinds of Vegetables  Free City  Delivery  Phone: Fairmont 2144.  Vancouver, B. C.  WOOD  DOMINION WOOP YARD  "S-PEOJAI."  3 loads of Edgings $5.00 in No. 1 District, also  All kinds of Mill Wood  Phone: Pair. 1554  ited the place many times, and  found it a lovely spot. On the  spacious green meadow a large  army might assemble. It would  seem that the place had been  used for conference before, for  Runnymede means in Saxon '' the  council meadows." It is probable that King Edward the Confessor went from his royal Castle at Windsor to meet great assemblies at Runnymede and that  other kings found the place convenient, as did those who feared  a treacherous surprise by the  king's   forces.  King John signed the charter  on June 15, 1215.  In the British museum there is  an ancient charter, believed to be  the very charter King John signed at Runnymede. It is part of  the wonderful Cottoriian collection, and it is, alas/shrivelled  and mutilated by a great fire  which occurred in 17.31. v The signature .of the king is only a rude  cross or "mark," for in those  days nobles and kings had no  education. No king before Richard II ever signed his name; he  merely put his "mark" to a document written by some "learned clerk." The charter which  gave Britons freedom gave them  also a stimulus to education.  LETTEB  FROM  THS  FRONT  Co. Qr. Mr. Sgt. Douglas M. Johnstone  Writes About the Doings at the  Front���������Some Narrow Escapes..  A  "Pride of the West"  3R/VND  OVERALLS. SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  ..:__:^.1^..,.^_.JCLQTBJW0-^ -���������.:^���������.~:  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  ��������� X **    : -��������� :  MACKAY SMITH, BUIR.& CO., tm  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  The Pioneer Meat Market  Corner Broadway and Kingsway  Proprietor, Frank Trimble  For Fresh and Cured Meats  go to this Old Reliable Market  It is not excelled for Quality or Prices in Vancouver  Weekly Prizes Given Away  Phone: Fairmont 257  The following extracts from the  letter from Douglas M. Johnstone will  be read with interest:  France, May 10, 1915.  At present we are Back from the firing line at., a. rest, camp (billeted on  farms) enjoying a much needed and  well earned" rest after our strenuous  three greeks' work around Ypres. You  will have read of how our battalion  helped by the 10th, made the charge  in the dark, how they held the enemy  back but at a terrible cost. When the  full details of the"' charge are known  the praise will be'all the greater, the  only regret I had is that I was not  actually   through   the   charge   myself.  The attack by the enemy was in the  nature of a surprise attack, and but  for the splendid stand of the Third  brigade and other battalions of the  Canadian force, Ypres would have been  in the hands of the Germans that  night. The trouble began about 3 in  the^ afternoon when^ the Qermans bje;  gan "to "pour in the 177-inch shells on  the city, one about every minute,  and the effect was appalling.  I did not take much notice of it  at first, but as the shelling became  heavier and nearer, with the addition  of shrapnel, my assistant and I made  a move, but we found it almost too  late, as tlie road leading out of the  city was being heavily shelled. We  stunk it out until too huge shells  burst in the field where we -were  biyouaecd, and then we had to hurry  out and leave everything behind, and  we started for our company* billet, a  mile up the canal. At this time the  terrified French and Turco soldiers  were streaming down both sides of the  canal bank shouting that the Germans) were coming and that the gas  had killed nearly all of their m,en.  Some young gunners arrived, rdiving  wildly through the crowd shouting that  the troops were in full retreat. At  this limn a horrible sight met one's  gaze.-Men, women and children were  madly running out of the "city with  what few household effects they could  hurriedly, gather up, half maddened  French soldiers, who are not to be  blamed), horses and wagons going  in one direction, and ammunition wagons, guns and troops being rushed up  in the other direction, all meeting in  the same road, and to cap all the  Germans were dropping shells and  shrapnel with fine precision. The effect was terrible, women and children  killed and wounded, and horses, wagons, etc., piled high, and many dead  soldiers piled all along the rn.n. I  shell never forget the'sight.-Q. M. S.  Forbes and I helped several old ladies  and some children through the hedges  and piloted them to the safest places  we could find. We. eventually made  our way to our companions, who by  this time were digging themselves in  on both sides of the canal, so I got  a rifle and dug myself in also, and  distributed    extra    ammunition.  The 14th battalion had been thrown  out in extended order on the crest of  the hill in front of us, so we expected the Germans to appear at any  moment. In about half an hour the  battalion was ordered up nearer the  front. I wanted to go, but was held  back to bring- up ammunition and tools  and to attend to the packs which had  -���������rX&Si  been, tburriedly thrown off. Had to go  back to the city /with Capt. Brown  and Curley Marshall and load up the  wagons. It is a won der we are alive  to tell the tale, as the shelling by this  time was terrible, half the town being blown down. Where we bivouaced  a large hole was made by the shelling, and I lost everything I possessed,  rifle, equipment and everything. We  stayed on a cross road while the boys  made the charge. They were formed up  and told th at they were to take the  woods in front, held by the enemy.  The 10th were in front and were supposed to he&d the advance and take  the trench in front of the wood, but  somehow our boys went through their  line, and they all charged together.  XThey caught quite a number of the  enemy, but- the cowards would not  stand the bayonet fighting, they r.an  like sheep. It was estimated there  were about six thousand of them.  Our officers won the admiration of  the men for their heroism. Col. Leckie and Major Godson each led a  section and were very- gallant offcers  indeed. Only one officer if miy company came > out alive and that was  Capt.'_i?*J__who_.__!__ pjoved himself^ a  trump. Our company lost all the officers. The fact that there was a  lack of artillery support before the  charge was made, made the work of  the men more glorious. When the  French were forced to: retreat the big  guns in that. section ' fell into' the  hands of the enemy. The smaller guris  were shelled out. .After driving the  Germans back, as they could not hold  the position against such great numbers they fell back and hurriedly entrenched themselves. VWh en daylight  came they found they were under fire  from two sides, but they stuck it out  and later withstood shrapnel fire from  the enemy.A great many were sniped  while going out to tend the wounded,  and many others fell'while trying to  get out of the trench when relief  came.  . I passed.thousands of reinforcements,  tlie Buffs, Yorks, Monmouths and others going up next day and they got it  very hard going over the crest of the  hill, but they never wavered. We went  into the trenches that night with the  provisions under shell and shrapnel  fire.. We passed' m.any killed and  wounded and Ave helped a number to  the first hospital. After the third  niglit after the charge our men were  brought back for a rest, got in about  6 a.m. and, at 11 a.m. were sent back  to St. Jean to dig in reserve trenches.  I will never forget the hot time I  had that night. C.urley Marshall was  afraid that some of his horses would  get hit. I could not locate our company, they were dug in like Tabbits.  Finally I stuck my head in a dugout  and asked why someone did not come  for the"-rations. 'I nearly fell down  when Capt. Bae asked me what was  the matter. After this I passed the  cross road near St. Julien. Some gas  bombs were dropped into an old  church on the opposite side of the  first dressing station, which the enemy  were trying to got at. I saw four  ambulance autos wrecked by shells  when they were full of wounded, the  enemy has no respect for the red cross  at all, indeed they seem anxious to  locate all the hospitals within range.  We ran through the gas fumes along  with some Indian troops who followed. It was terrible while it lasted  but nothing like what the men in the  trenches got.   Had to walk five miles  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, Be.  MANUFACTURERS OF  Light and Heavy .Harness, Mexican  Saddles/ Closed Uppers, Leggings, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always  on hand.  BUGGIES,  WAGONS, Etc.  Leather ot all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  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Battalion came in to reinforce tis and Jack Neville was one  of the sergeants attached to my company. The next day our boys were  moved out to the- trenches with the  French, troops. The shell fire was very  heavy. I had two narrow escapes  while up to. the trenches with the  food, but as a miss is as good as a  mile, there is no use saying anything  about it. Our transport, was .under fire  every evening we took provisions in.  Many of the horses were hit and the  wagons were riddled with holes. After  being on the go for nearly eleven  days without much' sleep 'and without  taking off my boots or kilt, we  thought we would tuck in and get a  good rest. We had not been resting an  hour before the Germans got our  range and poured-in high explosives  nil. oyer the camping grounds. At firsj;'  w ! did not mind it^ but ii became too  hot for us and we were obliged to  move out. <A hugh shell burst in camp-  about 30 feet from me and I was hit  on the head with a huge lump of  clay.. I did not wait much longer, but  we rapped out all we could and got  out. After several days more of this  performance the men were finally  brought back for a rest, which did  them   a   great   deal   of   good.  I have not been able to locate the  7th, battalion to find out C. Moodie or  N. Somerville as yet. It is very hard  to locate the different regiments or  to find out any news of what is go-  ing^on-\)n-^your"right'--'or"^le"ft.~"^'"*":'-T'  George Blair arrived two days ago  with, a draft from the the battalion.  He is o.k. and just now is in our  camp.  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE   &   GUTHRIE  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. CKve, Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Citizen Building, Ottawa.  APGUE!  acco  "BOUGH ON BATS" clears out  rats, mice, etc. Don't die in the  bouse. 15c and 25c at drug and country  stores. '-''   ' u.  Everything in this part of the  country, apart from the firing line, is  lovely, hawthorn hedges blossoming  out and wheat up about a foot.. There  are flowers xof every description in  profusion   here.  A later note than the above has been  received and Sergt. Johnston has seen  Pte. Somerville, . of the 7th, who he  says, is as cheerful as ever.} The latter informed him that Sergt. Moodie,  of the 7th, had been killed by shrapnel, a piece of shell striking him in  the   head. '  The bill making unnecessary  the re-election of ministers promoted in the new British cabinet  having...passecjboth the House _of���������  Commons and the House of Lords  and received the Royal Assent,  the ministers took their places on  the front benches on June 7th.  Yon Can Save Money  By Using  TANGO STREET CAR TICKETS  Eight ir 25 Cents  THIS IS HOW IT-WORKS OUT  32 Rides on  TangoTickets  $1.00  Your Saving on  $1 Investment  60c  32 Rides at  a 5 cent fare  $1.60  NOW ON; SALE ON ALL B. C. ELECTRIC CITY CARS  AND OFFICES AS WELL AS AT NUMEROUS STORES  THROUGHOUT VANCOUVER.  Grood (without transfer) on any B.'C. Electric line within  limits of Vancouver from 5 a.m. until midnight.  "Q. B."< Means'   Quigley    Brand  Sweater Coats.  "Q. B." Means   Guaranteed  Unbreakable Welt Seams.  "Q. B." Means "Made in B. C."  by White Help.  The Vancouver Knitting Go., Ltd.  X  !  f  >r Friday, June 25, 1915.  THE WESTERN  CALL  NOTES BY THE WAY  By W. A. Ellis  Our Excellent Naval Gunfire  In 1911-12 the. perQentage of  hits to rounds fired was only 49;  1913 it increased to 52;21, and  in 1914 54.775. It should be remembered that the target is enormously smaller than would be  the enemy's ship, so that one can  understand that if in practice,  under all conditions of weather,  such a percentage is attained, the  results will be even better in actual war. The 4-inch breech-loader has also a percentage exceeding 50 per cent, as is also the  case with the-4-7 in. qUickfirer.  Miss Madge Scobell has returned to her friends in Southsea  after a very exciting time in Germany. At the outbreak of war  Miss Scobel was governess in the  family of Herr Max Schroeder, of  Berlin, having been five years in  their service. On the day after  the declaration of war her trunks  were placed on the doorstep of  the Schreoder mansion, and she  was left helpless on the streets  of Berlin. Through the kindness  of the American ambassador a  passage was secured via Switzerland and Genoa, and on the frontier she was forced to part with  ������78 in gold���������Portsmouth Times,  Dec.  8th,  1914.  -.   .- ���������.  *., * .���������  In this country and in Britain  alien enemies and their families  are given full liberty, and in some  cases being provided with food  and shelter at the expense of the  taxpayer. In Germany every Britisher is interned and everything  of. value is. confiscated.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Discouragement Is a Crime  "Probably there will be trouble for London, incendiary bombs  may burn the old city."  "One cannot help being pessimistic, the British fleet are allowing thousands of tons of our  shipping to disappear beneath the  waters daily."  I am sorry to say I am forced  to read more -discouraging items  from some sources than the above  two extracts from newspapers.  People writing in this strain  are guilty of nothing less than a  11 Quarts for $1.00  Guaranteed above the      All pur milk comes from  standard in Butter fat.      tuberculin tested cows.  If any Person can prove that pur milk  is not puye in every way, we will cheerfully donate $50.00 to any charitable  institution in the city.  Delivered to your Some Paily  HltXCREST DAIRY  crime. They discourage and  frighten those who are left at  home. At any rate they do no  good. They harm recruiting, and  certainlyX interfere with ' that  spirit of - confidence without  which nothing is accomplished.  This crime pf discouragement  is committed by people who exaggerate the conditions and prospects of the war to, our brave  sailors and soldiers," iand to the  masses groaning under the heel  of hard times. Some little tendency in that direction arose in  me the other day. I had enjoyed the rest and quietude of a  Sunday afternoon, gazing at the  beautiful landscape before me.  The sun was shining on the mountains and upon the blossoms  around me, the birds made the  trees vocal, informing me that  summer was here. Nature was  encouraging me with a renewed  expression of her stability. I was  translated for the hour above the  depressing worries of the common  day. The result for me, then, was  recreation in the best sense, stimulus for toil and endurance���������encouragement towards- new endeavour.  Next day I fell upon a clever  essay which set out to say that  Germany already had the best of  it in the war, and so to rouse  the country to make fuller, sacrifice of the flower of its manhood, it said that Germany seemed to be irresistible and was yet  far from being at the top of her  strength. ^  Let the thinker for the people  put it that resistance of Germany  in the war is in vain; that the  allies need not hope to succeed;  that Prussian murderous   might  must triumph, and feeling in the  nation will be soured or chilled.  On the contrary, let the chartered thinkers give the people such  encouragement >s the facts of the  situation   will   justify,   and   the  j feeling   will   be   free,   buoyant,  j willing to  do  and  endure,  like  (the river-rush out into the ocean  as if. glad to be there.  In a /long . illness there is a  great deal of magic in the words  "I think you have passed the  worst." HeadVwinds are proper  for royal sails, and the man who  is inclined to discourage ought  to be in jail.  Whatever deprives the individual in the many conflicts of our  common life, or the nation in this  desperate war, of that reasonable  belief in the possibility of success  is a crime of discouragement.  I do not say that we should  invent -'victories" such as the  Germans and Turks, but the reason they do so is to encourage  and .not discourage.  An Ambassador to the Vatican  We have never had an ambassador to papal Borne nor received a papal nuncio or legate in  London since the time of Queen  Elizabeth. But the4 present times  are quite abnormal and I don't  think we should attach too, much  importance from a religious  standpoint to the appointment of.  Sir Henry Howard. The Howards have served their country in  the past well. Lord Howard, of  Efiingham, commanded the fleet  that settled the Spanish Armada.  The Duke of Norfolk, who is another Howard, resigned the Postmaster Generalship and took the  Sussex Yeomanry to South Africa, and is a firm opponent of  Home Rule for Ireland. At any  rate we want someone to watch  the "little game of the Pope and  William the d���������-d."  The pope still claims to exer  cise sovereign rights of the temporal kind, seeing that he keeps  a little army and confers decorations (not iron crosses) and titles of nobility.  Max Lebandy, or some such  name���������who styled himself the  "Emperor of Sahara,",posed in  Paris as a full-blown sovereign,  but no one was a bit the worse  or wiser for it���������unless ultimately  it was Max himself.  Queen Victoria, as we learn  from her published letters, refused to recognize the pope as  a sovereign of any kind whatever, seeing that she simply addressed  Pio  Nono  in  I4849    as  Jos.  H. Bowman  ARCHITECT  910-11  Seymour Street  Building  Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: North Vancouver 103  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  SHIP BUILDERS-SCOWS-REPAIRS  MARINE RAILWAY  North Vancouver, B. C.  "most eminent sir," and finished abruptly with her mere signature without even "yours truly."  ������ Bismark addressed him as  "Sire" and the pope afterwards  arbitrated favorably to Germariy-  against Spain over the Caroline  Islands (now in possession of the  Australians).  After we read of a" man named  Kullmann attempting to murder  SOLILOQUIES  OF  THE DEVIL  I pied a galley here the other day,  Before the bloomin' paper went to  press;  I  picked  the  measly thing up  right  away,  And put  it back  together just  by  guess.  The make-up  man he  chucked  it  in  the form;    X  The   thing   went   through,   O   golly,  what a storm!  Bismark     an  attentat  for  xphone: fair. 1934  m J5th Avenue W.  sell   at   20  fros-  &  Public Work* Contractors  Bead Office, 8X0-15 Bower Building  Seymour X836  VANCOUVER CAN.APA  Great commanders owe their  fame largely to a certain temperamental knack of encouraging  their men. Any ruler or leader  guilty of the crime of discouragement misses greatness. Why did  Wellington dance at Brussels before Waterloo?. He meant to encourage his officers. The Kaiser,  too, borrows that secret of success from the warriors he essays  to imitate. Lord Kitchener merits '���������^hpnorXtoo:^Hea'ihias"n"6t^bul-  lied, never threatened, never depressed the feelings of the nation, his words have been few, and  always spoken in an undertone of  confidence and encouragement.  London may be burnt, but the  greater chance is that London  will not be burnt, and when it is  burned, or when bad news comes  it is time to write or talk about  it.  #   #   *  which Rome was held "strictly  accountable" (I forget if these  are Bryan's words) and the Iron  Chancellor broke off diplomatic  relations with the Vatican.  '"���������X*. ���������������������������XVX  I spent my car fare the other  day and had to walk home���������-to  buy an "extra" which stated tie  British had "captured whole lines  of trenches and were, pushing  forward���������I got home with very  sore feet to find in the evening  edition that we had captured one  trench and lost it again. No  niore "extras."  ���������;* ���������' ���������"*��������� V'"���������  The " Sun'' seems to imagine  that Mr. H- H. Stevens is a  friend of the Germans. The Germans .themselves had better not  imagine this, for H. H. S. is. a  pretty tough customer taken, altogether.  ���������   ���������   ���������  The British Columbia W.J.B.  (With your pardon, I'll make an  endeavour)  Is in no way connected with the  w:. J. B.  That's  so  wonderfully  peaceful  and clever  The   W.J.B.   that   can; patiently  wait  And -condone   acts   of-murder  forever  Is no more connected with W.J.B.  Than W.J.B. with the weather.  "John   Smith   will  pect Street,  'At the bride's home on Wednesday  at higa noon,  Ah /only    daughter,    beautiful ' and  sweet���������   V ...'. V ������������������ ^ .'  With spotted feet, and coming tw������  ..���������..X.'..'rieA'.Jttae/'V -V X;':j'-;X::  So help me, that's the way the dam  thing read. '������������������    X ��������� XV'  I saw it, and I nearly fell down dead*  ���������'-." .  cX    / .'    ���������'��������� ������������������ .,- V.    V ..    ���������������������������..'  That ain't the worst.   The thing wont  :.'���������".'', on to say:  ': "Mite Dolan died last night at half-  past eight; .-'������������������������������������ v-'V -.        v -'.'������������������  No  fire  insurance  carried,   so    th������y  8*y;vX  Loss total, but  too value was  not  great."'  You   ought   to   hear  the   widow   tear  and rave-  It makes me sick the way some skirts  behave!  *  '- '   .''     ��������� '  "A   son   was   born   to   Dr.   Richard  ' A glossy black, and weight a thousand flat;  His   mother   was   by   Danby,   out   of  Bose���������'  With gloves to match, and wore a  picture hat."  The   foreman   threw   three   fits   and  clawed the air;  For once he got so mad he couldn't  . swear.   "���������  '.'''"'���������."��������� 1  '' The   Park   House   burned   to   ashes  Tuesday night,  The   cause,   they   say,   was   softening of the brain;  The   noble   firemen   made   a   gallant  fight  In   satin   duchess,   made   with   fishtail train.^'  Ain't    that    the    everlasting    limitf  Gee!  The way the whole, dam bunch jumped  on   to   me!  LOOKING  EAST   DOWN  WATER   STREET  WHOLESALE  SECTION  THE "CRISIS*  Moses had a grouch, that everyone  can see,  And to give it vent he published, the  Crisis   in  B.   G.  But as Moses had no friends in town  He" was helped by Grits of some renown.  Moses was fired in 1910  He wasn't a friend  of the Preachers  then.  The    Moses    I    mean    was    not    the  "Meek"  But  Moses Cotsworth,  oily and  sleek.  i  Thc t Preachers found they were duped by Moses  And their boom in politics was not a  bed  of  roses  They all kept out, but the Reverend  Cooke  Who sticks to his Moses by hook or  by  Crook.  Tlie churches  suffer terrible losses  By  their  preachers .becoming political  bosses ���������"        -  The pamphlet contains a tissue of lies.  And   his  reverence   lauds   thern-. up   to  the  skies.  One of them thought ho would fix us  well,  fie called us all "Emissaries of hell,"  But out of hell there is no redemption  So   Cooke   can   take   up   a   good   preemption.  ���������John Churchman.  The boss he had me on the carpet,  . too,  Gosh! He can dress a feller to tbe  ground!  I  sneaked  his  office feeUn'    mighty,  blue, X : . ' ��������� X  When all at onee I heard a funny  ���������-.. 80tttt^  The boss whs 8,11 alone���������I'd give my  hat  To   know   just ������what   that   guy   was  laughing at!  ���������Inland Printer.  Vose,  President Murray, of Saskatchewan  University, says that public opinion  in that province is practically unanimous  in  favor  of  prohibition.  COOJt IN A COOL KITCHEN  kON'T swelter over a hot range this summer. The  _^    1^  your kitchen cool and clean and does away with all the  ash-pan, coal-hod drudgery of the coal range.  THE NKW PERFECTION lights like gas, regulates like gsw,  and cooks like gas.   It is gas stove comfort with kerosene oil.  NEW PERFECTIONS are wld in 1,2, 3 and 4 burner tiaes by  dealers everywhere. If your dealer cannot supply you, write tu  direct.  A new treaty between Sweden  and Russia has been ratified at  Petrograd. It governs the financial, commercial and industrial  relations of the two countries.  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Editor-in-Chief ������  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  BY THE  TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LIMITED  HEAD OFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.   ���������  STOSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  DOMINION DAY  IT IS GOOD at any time���������it is good at all times  to pause and "count your blessings one by  one."   Certainly   we   in   British   Columbia  have, just now cause to be grateful for the fact  that the war zone is far away���������that our ears  are  not deafened  by the sound  of. murderous  guns, and that we need not fear the  "terror  that walketh by day" in the shape of bands of  marauding Huns���������or  the  "terror that  cometh  by night" in the form of Zeppelins  dropping  home   destroying,   death   scattering   bombs.   In  the "old country"���������dear to all of us���������the people  are only thirty or forty miles from where contending armies,  thousands of men are  tearing  each other to pieces.   There was a time when it  was thet boast of Britain that the citizen could  "sleep quietly in his bed," and, thanks to the  British   navy,   need   fear   no   sudden   surprise  from   foreign   foe.    Such   immunity;no   longer  exists.   The  citizen in London, the very heart  of the empire, does not know but the sun will  be darkened overhead by some gigantic machine  of destruction and his own life darkened by the  loss of those who are near and dear to him.   The  Englishman's life is no longer sufficiently protected    by   "the  .little  strip   of   silver   sea,"  though  thank  heaven  that  silver  strip  is. yet  enough to make1 an invasion by the German barbarians  impossible.  Here in Canada, in British Columbia, we are  sending our sons, our brothers, the flower of our  manhood to deadly fields from which! many of  th'em will, alas, never come back, but our  daughters, pur sisters, our wives, ave safely  sheltered in our homes���������it is with us "Business  as usual" and comfort and peace���������"as usual"  .and we have "much to be thankful for!"  Then let us, on Dominion Day, take holiday'"as usual," but not in a spirit of reckless, boisterous hilarity. Let us seek rest, peace,  refreshment for soul and" body���������that we  may  be  more  keenly  alive,  more  actively  alert  to  pur responsibilities.     Doihinion Day most means  for us devotion, not only rto our province, our  country,   but   for  our   empire.   We   are   going  through one of those periods which "try men's  souls"���������let   Dominion   Day   find   us   ready   to  make, sacrifices tb retain the liberties and bless-;  vings we enjoy, ready to give in an unselfish  manner, with open hand, what we can for the  comfort of our brave defenders, and count it as  not giving unless it goes to the point of sacrifice, above all, let us remember that a stout  heart, a cheerful face, a song on the lip and  a smile in the eye are as much "ammunition"  towards gaining a victory as munitions of war.  We know our cause is just.   We believe God  will defend, the right; and with faith in Him,  with courage and devotion we can yet, in strenu-  oiis times wielcome "Dominion Day." < .. ,  TOU SUPPORT BY TOE  IiABOB   UNIONS  THERE CAN BE no greater promise of ultimate  X   success than the movement among the workers of the Empire.  That the unions have been recognized as a  part of the government machinery in Britain  is nothing  short  of  revolutionary.      v  We are familiar enough with the idea. Many  of those who';-will read these words have advocated just that thing, but it must be said  that the expectation did not keep pace with  the advocacy. The day when these things  should be was put forward into the golden age  all hope will dawn by and by. But lo, the  event is here, and it is one big with possibilities  for the  people.  That the profits of individuals and firms who  employ labor should be supervised has been declared by. many. But it is with surprise that  we see the law make preparation for that in the  present   crisis. '  That unions * of labor should grade and discipline their members we have again and again  advocated in the Call. That there has been  the responsibility. to do so laid upon the unions  in the bill to be passed, we think one of the  greatest steps of progress in this department of  activity.  As a matter *of fact the Socialistic changes  which are transpiring with such bewildering activity would have in1 the ordinary rate of progress taken a century to bring about.   ,  Thye is, therefore, more than this war in  progress at this time, and while the -price may  be great there will be compensations when the  war "is over for the frightful catastrophe which  has come upon the world.  Tlie worker has come into his own. For. as  - we-remarked last week, and as the British journals have since remarked, this has become a  war of the workshops. We cannot but think  that in the long run the work shops of the  world will be more than a match for the.  workshops of Central Europe.  It is not. however, the, mechanical laborers  alone which have been called so suddenly to  step into the breach, but the leader on mechan  ical and in chemical science has been called upon  to exercise his ingenuity as never before.  Up to this time the way of the inventor has  been hard. The government has made little effort to aid the inventor. Certainly there has  been a law passed giving to the inventor the  but the restrictions have been such that not one  monopoly of ��������� manufacture under restrictionsf  but the restrictions have been such that not one  in������a thousand inventors have reaped any benefit  from their labors. Germany has taken a different course and has encouraged and supplied the  means of testing every man's idea and has protected and subsidized the manufacture of the Article in case of its proving of value,, especially  if there were any possible. military or naval  .value.  Now, this is changing in our country. Ideas  are being welcomed and tested and the inventor  ���������will have a better chance.  Chemical progress has been a matter of private enterprise. Nay, \ the government has always taken the ground that the invention of a  soldier or sailor on active service belongs to the  state, and that a man in the service could not  be allowed to personally profit by his discoveries.  Now we may expect to see a premium for  the progress made in chemical science and in the  inventions of the man of the forces, and we hope  that the state will see to it that personal benefit  goes to the inventor whether on active duty  or not.  We shall mark the further progress along  these lines with great interest.  THE ELEPHANT BUTTE DAM  THE ELEPHANT BUTTE project in Southern  New Mexico, eighty miles north of Las Cru-  ces, is rapidly nearing completion, and will  begin  to  store  water  the   coming  winter  and  .spring. ���������''..'  This is the most notable project of the United  States Reclamation Service. It will bring into  cultivation 180,000 acres of land, most of which  is situated in New Mexico and Texas.  The dam ^across the Rio Grande will be 1.200  feet in. length, the width of the roadway on the  top will be 18 feet, the maximum height 300;  feet; maximum width at base 215 feet!     It will,  have twelve water gates.   There will be 550,000  cubic yards of masonry in the structure.  It will create a reservoir 45 miles long, subr  merging 40,000 acres of land, and will contain  862 thousand million gallons of water. The maximum depth of water near the dam will be 193  feet and the average depth 66 feet. The total  cost will be $7,200,000;  , The annual flow of the Rio Grande at the  dam is 800,000 acre feet. The'lands comprised in  this project will require only 600,000 acre feetv  at the most liberal estimate; there will thus be  left in the reservoir,, for emergencies, after it'  has once been filled, enough w^ter to irrigate  the whole acreage during more than two years  of. total drought.  SUAtL WE EAT OH CK> BUNGBY?  The following, which speaks for itself, bast  been handed to us for publication :  Lord Kitchener is, reported to have stated at  the very commencement of the.present gigantic  struggle that it would endure lor three years.  To some of us, judging only from what we read  in the newspapers of the progress made by the  Allies, five years would seem to be within the  bounds of conservatism.  The Russians seem to have looked ijor a long  struggle, else why did Russia declare that all  grain foods should be conserved for food?  Do we know that Germany has not or will'not  soon follow that example? Are we, the British  nation, going to be caught napping and unable  to reap our full reward by demanding unconditional terms from Germany just because our  grain-bins-are emptyf--4=--'------���������--^~---^-----���������������-������������������  Russia diverted her'grain from the channel  of liquid refreshment to the main channel leading to her people's strength and nourishment.  Suppose this war lasts only two years and  supposing that in one of those years, because  of drought or blight or frost, very little grain-  is saved; have we in that casec enough grain  stuffs stored away to feed- our armier, enough  left after that to feed our dependent ones at  home?  It is all well enough to talk about "Pessimists," and "calamity howlers," but we should  do well to look the "hunger wolf" in the face,  go hunting for him and kill his. possibilities for  harm before he comes hunting for us.  It will be a sacrifice for some of us to go  without our daily allowance of stimulants. The  writer is willing to freely admit that he dreads  giving up entirely his daily "tot," but Ave will  ���������all. have to admit also that if we have one spark  of manhood we would dread far more having  any one suffer for bread through our w.iste.  Our Sovereign has made the sacrifice. Should we*  not be willing to follow where he leads?  Of course, it goes without saying that to  divert all the grjfln from the manufacture of.-alcoholic liquor \vould work a great'hardship to  that particular business, but there are other  businesses ��������� in the country that have already been  in the last year, and are now suffering hardship  and probably the distillers and brewers are as  able to struggle through a year- with their factories closed down as some manufacturers in.  other lines.  The writer is no economist, and cannot, therefore, make any suggestion as to .reimbursing the  Dominion for the loss in revenue during the time  the distilleries and breweries should be closed  down; he does believe, however, that if the  whole question were discussed and laid before the  people that all kinds of business men, even those  now engaged in the liquor business, would say  "if there is any possibilitjr of breadstuff's, going  short, by all means use or store in fireproof buildings until the war is ended, the grains that are  at present manufactured into alcoholic liquors. J. B. LACY-  ARE WE SURE TO WIN?  THE MATTER OF THE ASSURANCE of final  victory had  better  be  faced with  courage.  Are we justified cjn,assuming that the final  result of the matter is assured?  We hope and believe that there will be no  question of the final result, but there are  questions,. . v    '  As to1 the navy? As far as the past is concerned, there has been a definite result achieved.-Nine Queen Elizabeths have been added  to the British fleet. Before these the fleet of  Germany as it was at the beginning of the  war would be but a scrap pile. Out weighted  and outranged by the heavier guns of the new  fleet, there can be no question of the German  fleet attacking the fleet of Great Britain with  the ships then in commission. '  But Germany has been building new warships, too, and we hear that she has been  equipping them with seventeen inch guns. If  so, such a fleet, if the guns are effective, would  outclass all but the Queen Elizabeth class, and  if. size accounts for as much above fifteen inches as it did below that calibre, such guns  should be able to account for the Queen Elizabeth class also.  /     Certainly the navy is not asleep, but there  is  the possibility of a surprise far from pleasant  always   behind the   dockyard   activity   of   the-  enemy.  As to the field work, the great things have  not been very effective. The monster guns  weighing with their equipment four hundred  tons haye not been very effective as field weapons whatever they have been against forts.  But the day of. the fort is gone, and so the  great field artillery is but an encumbrance.  The Zeppelins have failed thus far, and do  not give much promise for the future.  Poison gases have done thus far more harm  to Germany morally than it has to her foes physically. ���������    X   ��������� ���������'     X  We may hope, therefore, that the monster  ship guns also will not be all that the Teutons  hope. -        ,  The gun and the ship are so much one that  ft is doubtful iftbere would co-ordinated  a gun and ship equal to the demand of seven-  teen-inch guns. These things grow steadily and  as the growth is made, actual trials enable  weaknesses and lack of co-ordination to be  eliminated.  But to jump from twelve-inch guns to seventeen without testing or gradual development  is, to say the least, risky.  At all events we hope and believe that the  genius of. our fleet will keep the lead in all  these matters.  THE CRISIS IN B. C. PAMPHLET  (Continued from Page One)  you,   is   a   further   contribution   to   the   "ex-]  ploiter" according to Cotsworth, Cooke, et al.  In 1905 the McBride government made .(a'c'-i  cording to these divine critics) a change of i  '' subtle and far reaching character." Now what I  was this change?  The obnoxious leasing system was abolished  and special licenses substituted. This \ had been  acknowledged by all experts to be a marked adX  vance in timber legislation, and the Cotsworth  Cooke crowd have failed to show otherwise. These  special licenses were made renewable for 21  years only, but in 1910 were made perpetual  as long as merchantable timber was to be  found. The fees were fixed at $140.00 per annum for each 640 acres on coast section and!  $115.00 east of the Cascade range. In addition  a royalty of from 50c per M. to* .$1.00 per M. was  also imposed. All this was done by "thieves and  liars" for the benefit of "plunderers." according to Cotsworth, Cooko. et al.  In 1907 another crime was committed. The  provincial government in that year placed a reserve on all unalienated timber.  The regulations of tbe McBri'le government  resulted in a revenue to-the provincial treasury  of from almost nothing under the ideal conditions:  of Cotsworth, Cooke, et all, to over .$2,000,000  per annum in 1910, and ensures an increasing  revenue to the public from year to year in perpetuity. To demonstrate what the actual results of. the McBride government regulations  are, it'is desirable to look at some figures:  In 1901 the cut was 200,000,000 feet.  In 1905 the cut was 473,000,000 feet.  In 1907 the eut was 846,000,000 feet.  In 1910 the cut was 1,046,000,000 feet.  In other words the manufacture of lumber in  B. C. increased 500 per cent,in ten years under  the regulations of this government which is  condemned by these honest (?) men, who deliberately refuse to publish such facts' as these.  To cut this timber in 1910, and get it out  of the bush it required 229 logging camps, 13,900  men, 1170 horses and 353 steam logging engines,  and in addition to this, it took 225 sawmills  and 59 shingle mills with tens of thousands of  employees, and an invested capital of $200,000,-  0^0 of actual cash in- mills and equipment, all  of which is a "crime," and yet these men would1  have us go back to the days of 1888 when  timber was given away at the pleasure of. the  Lieutenant Governor without any visible revenue  to the province!  Saying the wrong thing is misfortune, but trying to explain it is disaster.  IMPROVING CATTLE  IN SASKATCHEWAN  An effort is being made to improve the grade of cattle raised  in Saskatchewan and with this  end in view the Government each  year imports large numbers of  high grade cattle. The fii'st qar-  load of these high grade animals  to reach the province this year  arrived at Regina a few days ago  and consisted of 18 /high grade  Holsteins.   They will be sent to  Shaunavon and Craik district?, as  the farmers in those localities  were the first to ask for the pure  bred Holstein animals. These 18  head all passed the tuberculin  [tests and were admitted to the  province under the strictest regulations. It is interesting to note  that these high grade cattle have  been epecially chosen for the  nucleus of three herds and the  Department of Agriculture authorities claim that within three or  four years Saskatchewan will not  be importing pure breds but  shipping them out.  ANOTHER  MAN DROWNS  Alex. Biswell, a young Frenchman, residing at 1580 5th Avenue  west, lost his life Monday evening shortly after 6 o'clock when  he was seized with cramps as he  was bathing in False Creek, near  the Kitsilano B.C.E.R. bridge. A  companion, John Daniels, mado  heroic efforts to rescue the young  fellow, and almost succeeded, but  was himself nearly drowned in  the  attempt.      .  GOM-PUWENTEP.BY KINO  Buckingham Palace  The private secretary is commanded by the Kingjio thank  Lieutenant W. A. EUis for his  letter bfXHeT 15th tdC"together  with the book of patriotic verse  which His Majesty has read with  much pleasure.  3rd June, 1915.  THE NATION'S BUSINESS  The man who will not save as he goes keeps  his nose to the grindstone,  Facts are becoming known  which' indicate that Canadian  skill and resources are not being organized to do all they can  to serve the Empire at this momentous epoch in its history. The  head of one of the leading indus-  trial plants���������as loyal a son of  Canada as ever trod her soil���������  laid before The Financial' Post  the details of an offer received  from the government of France  for the supply to our ally Of 500,-  000 shells, for delivery during  the ensuing months of this year  and the beginning of next. It  was not a mere request for prices,  but a request preferred because  of. the reputation for thoroughness and reliability which this  firm has earned for Itself. France  as well as Britain, needs shells,  and her agents are seeking those  with the equipment to supply  them and the skill to supply them  according to requirements. To get  them a good price is offered.���������  better than from British authorities���������and courteous and satisfactory, assurances are given that as  soon as the shells are delivered  as required, the cash will be handed over.More than that, ou?' ally  goes further1 and offers to the experienced and skilled a deposit  with the order.  Attractive as this offer is, it  will in all likelihood be turned  down, not because of the price,  the availability of raw material,  or doubt as to payment, but bee-  cause of uncertainty as to labor.  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Seymour: 5408-5409  For the beginning of thesehool  holidays Manager Gow, of the  Broadway, has booked a number  of features that will be attractive to his patrons of all ages:  For Monday and Tuesday Charles Chaplin will be on hand in  the two-reel feature "The  Tramp.'' Charlie gives a laugh  in every picture during his exploits on the farm where he is  taken in. A matinee will be  given pn Monday afternoon from  two  to five o 'clock.  nico by not marrying except to  royalty. Later, XPrincess pttile  and her maid are forced to take  refuse at his home during a  storm, and in a spirit of mischief  the Princess takes the place of  her maid! and introduces the  mAid as the princess. The Prince  forgetful of his oath falls in love  with the supposed maid.  Following the dictates of his  love, he marries the disguised  princess and later incidents bring  out the true position of the two  ladies, and all ends happily.as  every story of true love should.  Marie Leonard portrays the part  of. the Princess in a way that  would make, any prince fall in  love with her.  ���������The weekly drawing will be  transferred to Friday evening  when the usual cash prizes will  be given to the holders of the  lucky coupons. "        ' ���������-  CANADIAN LABOR  For every able-bodied male in  the Dominion, not of military  age, there is, in the opinion of  The Financial Post, at the present  time some kind of useful employment. Those of military age and  physically fit are not entitled to  consideration except for special  reason. There's lots of room in  the ranks. When our manufacturers dare not take orders at a  profitable price because of lack  of labor, and with a big harvest  but two months distant, there is  no possible justification for the  systematic effort being made to  foster emigration of mechanics.  Our railroad repair shops and the  harvest field, as well as the shell  factories, require them in Canada,  where the need of labor is as  great as iri Britain. A shell  made in'Canada is as effective  as one made in Britain. To take  from Canada to make a shell in  Britain is wasteful to the extent  of the cost of his transportation,  inasmuch as he could be made as  serviceable in Canada as in any  other part of the Empire,     x  TO HANDLE THE GEAIN CROP  FLOUR  Home made in British Columbia^ and costs no  more than any other good Flour. But gives results far superior.   WE KNOW.   So  If your customers are dissatisfied with ROYAL  STANDARD, refund them the full purchase price without question.  ASK YOUR GROCER  Vancouver Milling and Grain Co.  Limited  ������������������������������������'���������  Vancouver,     Victoria,     New Westminster,     Nanaimo  HEATHER DAY  August 7th will be "Heather  Day" in Vancouver. Mr. Dur-  , ward ��������� Smith, secretary of the  jCaledonian, games,.-haS-.-received  cables from Scotland advising that  shipments of heather will be sent  out to Vancouver in time for the  great Scottish gathering in August. Some of the heather will  be from the Pentland hills, near  Edinburgh, and some from Au-  chinblaef Kincardineshire. -The  heather from Kincardineshire  willhave been gathered from the  real glen of. Drumtochty. This  heather will be distributed free on  the morning of the games by  some of Vancouver's "highland  lasses.''  Death of Mrs. S. T. Moore  Many friends of Mrs. C. T.  Moore, of Hollyburn. were shocked to hear of her sudden demise  on the 17th inst. at 2 p.m. Mrs.  Moore-had-been np-and around  her usual daily work in the forenoon, but shortly after lunch was  stricken down and failed to rally  passing away almost immediately.  Deceased was a most highly respected lady, and prior to moving to Hollyburn about three  years ago, was a resident in Mt.  Pleasant. The funeral took place  from 454 7th Avenue east on the  Friday last, and a large turnout  of. friends testified to the esteem  of deceased. A husband and several young children are left to  mourn the loss.  Theodore Roberts, the famous  character actor, will be shown on  Wednesday and Thursday in  "The -Circus Man." This is a  Paramount feature in five reels,  the film version being adapted  from the play ''.The Rose in the;  Ring." It gives a clear idea of  life in the old-time circus and has  a number of thrilling incidents  portrayed by professional circus  performers engaged for the production. On Dominion Day this  will be shownv at' a matinee. An  additional comedy reel "A Million Laughs" will be given on the  same program.  Friday and Saturday the Famous Players feature "The Pride  of Jennico," with House Peters  in the title role. The story is one  that will interest young and old.  Prince Basil. Jennico takes an  oath to uphold the Pride of Jen-  Although it is early in the  season, the Bureau of Labor of  Saskatchewan has commenced  lining up its campagin for men  to handle the Saskatchewan grain  crop this year. So far there are  about six thousand available men,  mostly unemployed, which can be  counted on for the wheat fields  this fall. Added to this will be  a number of. men who will be  released from 'the public works  in the cities and the total now  visible is approximately eight  thousand men. From the present  outlook' it looks as if 15,000 men  would be needed to harvest the  crops owing to the increased  amount of acreage under cultivation. In past years the men come  mostly from the eastern provinces,  but at the present juncture the  officals of the bureau are unable  to state whether this course will  be followed out this. year.  The  Telephone  The Advance Agent of  COMFORT AND CONVENIENCE  Forms a closer union of Home,  Business and Friends.  fl For a limited time, business or  Residence Telephonesxwill be installed upon payment of $5.00  Rental in advance.  ���������S For particulars call Seymour 6070.  Contract Department.  B. C. TELEPHONE  COMPANY, LIMITED  Have you visited the seaside resort at  WHYTECLIFF?  BOATING  CAMP SITES  BATHING  PICNIC GROUNDS  Take North Vancouver Ferries and trains  each hour via PACIFIC GREAT EASTERN  RAILWAY.. Trains every thirty minutes on  HOLIDAYS and SUNDAYS.  .    Further information can be obtained at  Pacific Great Eastern Traffic Department  404 Welton Bldg., Vancouver, B..C. Phone Sey. 9547  LOOKING EAST ON' PENDER STEE ET, COENEB OF GRANVILLE  "Book-keeping and Shorthand  made easy"  Taught   rapidly  and   efficiently  by  James Slack, Certified Teacher of  Commercial Subjects  Phone:  Pair.  1630L. or write 826  ^    15tb Ave. West  Terms   on   Application.      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The Western Call feels fortunate in being able to offer to the Vancouver ladies that  which is purchased at a high price by such dailies there.  These Cards have been especially written for the Call. '  Saturday, June 26  I   am   the   white   syringa,  falling   now,  When some one shakes the bough.  What  matter if I lose my  life's brief  noon?  You laugh, "A snow in June!"  I am the write syringa, falling now.  ���������Margaret Gilman (George)  Davidson.  Breakfast���������Fruit. Cereal with Cream. Minced  Tongue. Buttered Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Vermicelli Soup. Broiled Chops. Rice  Baked with Cheese. Spinach Salad. Cracker Pudding. Coffee.  Supper���������Potato-Egg and Cucumber Salad.  Beaten Biscuits. Strawberries. Orange Cake. Tea.  Potato-Egg and Cucumber .8alad  Cut two cold baked potatoes and four hard  boiled eggs into dice, pour over them three or  four tablespoonfuls of French dressing, mix  lightly until thoroughly coated and let stand one  or more hours. Just before serving add two cucumbers peeled and cut into dice, place in  nests of lettuce leaves, mask with mayonnaise  and garnish with olives and red peppers.  *   ���������   *  Sunday, June 27.  It is written not, "Blessed is he that feedeth the  poor," bbt "Blessed is he that considereth the poor."  And you know a little thought and a little kindness  are  often worth   more  than  a   great   deal   of  money.  ������������������Buskin.  Breakfast���������Iced Orange Juice. Cereal with  Cream. Fish Cakes. Plum Brown Bread. Coffee.  Dinner���������Consomme. Radish Roses. Roast Fillet  of Beef. Mashed Potatoes. Butter Beans. Tomato Jelly Salad. Fruit Cream. Wafers. Coffee.  Lunch���������Deviled Eggs. Hot Rolls. Fruit Conserve.   Cake.   Tea.  Fruit Cream  Beat the white of one egg to a foam, add  half a pint of heavy cream, beat until stiff and  sweeten with two tablespoonfuls of powdered  sugar. Cut into small pieces one orange, two  small bananas, and ten marshmailows and add  one-half cupful of broken walnut meats and two  tablespoonfuls of preserved pineapple. Fold the  fruit mixture into the cream, place in sherbet  glasses, garnish with cherries and .serve at once.  .-.������������������������������������  Monday, June 28  When Summer's fair flowers' first  beauty is shed,  And the perfume of June steeps the roses with red,  , May then pleasures attend you whatever you do.  ���������Ernest  Siegfried  Swenson.  Breakfast ��������� Bananas. Puff Omelet. French  Toast.. Coffee.  Dinner���������Vegetable Soup. Roast Beef Ragout.  Macaroni au Gratin. Asparagus. Watercress  Salad. Gingerbread Pudding. Coffee.  Supper ��������� Cramb Croquettes. Cheese Sauce.  Sally Lunns. Rhubard baked with Raisins. Jumbles. Tea.  Cnunb Croquettes  Boil two cupfuls of bread crumbs two minutes in one cupful of milk.   Add one tablespoonful of finely chopped parsley, the grated yellow  rind of half a lemon, one teaspoonful of. onion  juice, one-half teaspoonful of salt, a few grains  of pepper and the beaten yolk of one egg. Cool,  shape into cones, dip in beaten egg, roll in fine  crumbs,  fry  in  deep  hot  fat,   drain  on  soft  APSPM, Jjyli??^ vwith x^eese^sauce. ^ ^ .   ^ ,^-  Cheese   Sauce���������Cook  two   tablespoonfuls   of  ', flour in two tablespoonfuls of butter, add slowly  one cupful of milk, cool until smooth, then add  one cupful of finely cut cheese, one-half teaspoonful of salt, and a dash of cayenne, and cook  and stir until the cheese melts.   Serve at once.  ******  Wesday, June 22  "Love   you   not   the   tall   trees   spreading   wide   their  branches,  Cooling  with   their  green  shade  the  sunny  days  of  June  Loyo you  not  the  little bird  lost  among the leaflets,  Dreamily repeating  a  quaint, brief tune!"  Breakfast���������Strawberries. Beef and Potato  Hash. Popovers. Coffee.  Dinner���������Noodle Soup. Veal Cutlet with brown  Gravy. Hominy. Glazed Carrots. Lettuce with  French Dressing. Trifle. Coffee.  Supper���������Salmon in Shells. Sliced Cucumbers.  Hot Biscuits. Sugared Cherries. Tea.  Salmon in Shells  Put two tablespoonfuls of butter in a sauce  pan, and when it froths,, add three tablespoon  fuls of flour mixed with one-quarter of a teaspoonful of salt and one-eighth of a teaspoonful  of pepper. Stir until well blended, then add  gradually one and one-half cupfuls of milk and  stir and cook until thick. Have ready a can  of salmon drained, freed from skin, bones and  fat and flaked fine with a silver fork and add  it to the sauce. Turn into buttered shells, cover  with crumbs, dot with butter, sprinkle with grated cheese and brown in a hot oven.  ��������� ���������   *  Wednesday, June 23  "Off on a  hillside a brook is dashing;  In splendor flashing its waters run.  Out from the woodland, out from the bushes,  It gayly rushes to meet the sun."  Breakfast���������Stewed Fruit. Baked Sausages.  Corn Muffins. Coffee.  ������ Dinner���������Cream of Peas. Croutons. Boiled Leg  of Mutton, Caper Sauce. Mashed Potatoes,  Creamed Onions. Indian Custard Pudding.  Coffee.  Supper���������Creamed Eggs on Toast. Ripe Olives.  Lemon Meringue. Tarts. Tea.  Cream of Peas  Cook one tablespoonful of chopped onion in  one tablespoonful of butter, add a canof peas,  two cupfuls of water and a small piece of bay  leaf and cook half an hour, then press through  a sieve. Melt two tablespoonfuls of butter, blend  in three tablespoonfuls of flour, add slowly three  cupfuls of milk and cook and stir until smooth.  Combine the two mixtures, season with salt, celery salt and a dash of cayenne and serve.  ��������� ���������'���������   ���������  Thursday, July 1  "No money can purchase, no artist can paint,  Such pictures as Nature supplies  Forever, all over, to sinner and saint,  Who use to advantage their eyes."  Breakfast���������Sliced Bananas with Cream. Broiled Bacon. Potato Omelet. Hot Rolls. Coffee.  Dinner���������Onion Soup. Sliced Mutton, Currant  Conserve. Boiled Rice. Lettuce and Pepper Salad.  Cheese Wafers. Chocolate Souffle. Coffee.  Supper���������Cheese Fondu. Pickles. Baking Powder Biscuits. Spiced Layer Cake. Tea.  X     Spiced layer Cake '..,-���������  Beat one-half cupful of melted butter and  two cupfuls of brown sugar to a cream and add  two teaspoonfuls of cinnamon, one-half teaspoonful of cloves, one-half teaspoonful of nutmeg and the beaten yolks of two eggs. Mix  and sift one and three-fourth cupfuls of flour  with three-quarters of a teaspoonful of soda and  add alternately with one-half cupful of sour  milk, then add one cupful of raisins^well coated  with flour and finely fold in the stiffly beaten  whites. Bake in layers, and put together with  maple frosting.  Maple Frosting  Boil one cupful of maple sugar, one cupful  of water and one-eighth of a teaspoonful of cream  of. tartar until the syrup spins^ a thread. Pour it  on the beaten white of one egg and beat until  thick.  ..**.   #   ��������� .  Friday, July 2  The robin swings high on the branch of a willow,  _   Now ^^ chirping ^dXrilling a ^swejitXullaby _ __;_ ._,__���������  To little  ones  near  on  their soft downy  pillow,  While   the   lark   and   the   linnet   still   flit   through  the sky.  ���������Buth   Raymond.  Breakfast���������Fruit, Cereal with Cream. Eggs in  Shell. Rye Muffins. Coffee.  Dinner���������Steamed Clams. Butter Sauce. Salmi  of Mutton. New Potatoes. Spinach. Rhubarb  Charlotte. Coffee.    .  Supper ��������� Salmon Bisque. Toasted Crackers. Lettuce and Cucumber Salad. Cake. Tea.  ,      Salmon Bisque  Drain the oil from a can of salmon and with  a silver fork pick the fish to pieces, discarding  all skin, bones and fat; cover with boiling water,  let simmer half an hour and drain again. Scald  one pint of milk in a double boiler and add  one-quarter of a teaspoonful of soda and six  tablespoonfuls of cracker crumbs. Melt two tablespoonfuls of butter, blend in two tablespoonfuls of flour, stir inc slowly one pint of well  seasoned white stock, cook until smooth, combine with the crackers and milk, then add the  prepared fish. Season with pepper and salt and  heat thoroughly before serving.  Support Mount Pleasant  $   $    $     ON     $    ������5p    5p  DAY  2p    $    $    $    $    *p  There are just as many bargains on "The HUT for One  Dollar and less, as there are in  any other part of the City.  Support the Merchant in your  home community and there will  be more opportunities of getting  that $ back again.  REMEMBER that a Dollar  spent away from here will be a  long time coming back.  0       &       ft       tfS       ti_������       ttS       (fe       tf_      ft  j|r y    ������J>    JJ*    *p    *p    ������p    ������p    ������p  CHOP   REPORTS  Ottawa, June 21.���������A press  bulletin issued to-day by the  Census and Statistics office is of  special interest as giving the preliminary estimates of the area  sown to grain crops in Canada  for the present season and the  condition of these crops on May  31 as reported by correspondents.  The reports received show that  in the Maritime Provinces cold  and rainy -weather during May  delayed farm work, and at* the  end of the month a good deal  of seeding had still to be completed. In Quebec and Ontario  cold winds and frosts, coining  after the exceptionally warm  weather of April, retarded grow  th. In thes provinces the frosts  injured pastures, but did little  damage to grain crops. In the  Northwest provinces growth was  checked somewhat by cold and  frosty nights, but, on the whole,  conditions continue to be favoidable. In some parts, of Mani-  tobia and Saskatchewan the need  of rain was being felt. In Alberta and British Columbia the condition of the grain crops was  generally favorable.  Wheat is estimated to occupy  this year a total area of 12.S96,  000 acres, which is more by  1.622.500 acres, or 14.8 p.e. than  the area sown for 1914, and more  by 2,602,100 acres, or 25 p.e, than  the area harvested in 1914. the  area sown for last year having  been reduced by 939,600 acres,  the estimated aggregate of total  failures through the winter��������� killing of fall wheat (211,500 acres)  and through drought affecting  spring wheat (728,100 acres).  Not only is the wheat area this  year, under the double stimulus  of patriotic impulse and high  prices, 25 p.e. in excess of last  year's harvested area; but it is  also the largest area ever sown  to wheat in Canada. As previously reported the largest area  to be harvested of fall sown wheat  is 1.208,700 acres, the balance  shows an increase in the wheat  area it is the three Northwest  provinces which preponderate in  the national effort to produce  more wheat.   The total area sown  to wheat in these provinces is  11,659,700 acres, an increase over  last year's harvested area of  2,324,300 acres, or 25 p.e. in  Manitoba the area is 3,166,900  acres, an increase of 21 p.e.;  in Saskatchewan it is 6,642,100  acres, an increase of 24 p.e. and  in Alberta it is 1,850,700 acres,  an increase of 35 p.e. Bather  more than half, of the total wheat  "area of Canada is in the single  province of Saskatchewan.  Oats are estimated to occupy  a total ai*ea in Canada of 11.427,  000 or 13 p.e, barley 1,518,400  acres, as compared with 11,495,  600 acres last year, rye X06,440  acres against 111,280 acres, peas  189,470x acres, compared with  205,950 acres, mixed grains 453,  000 acres, against ~463,300 acres,  hay and clover 7,788,400 acres,  against 7,997,000 acres and alfalfa 94,480 acres against. 90,385  acres. ���������'.-  Measured in percentage of a  standard of 100 representing a  full crop. All the grain crops  were reported as showing a high  average, the points being as follows : Fall wheat 94, spring wheat  96, oats and barley 92, rye 91,  peas 93 and mixed grains 91.  Hay and clover with 86; pasture  and alfalfa Avith 87 are not so  good, these crops having suffered  from cold and frosty nights during May. Converting, the points  of standard conditions for the  principal grain crops into a scale  of 100 representing the average  of the past five years 1910-1914,  the 'result���������assuming conditions  between now and harvest to be  equal to ... the average,���������is an  anticipated increase in the yield!  per acre of 15.6 p.e. for fall  wheat. 2.6 p.e. for spring wheat,  and 2.5 p.e. for rye. For oats  and barley the indications are for  yields slightly below the average,  or to the extent of 1.5 p.e. for  oats and 0.7 p.e. for barley.  WE PRINT   CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  FOtDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Terminal City Press   ��������������������������� Limited -���������   PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY  The Hon. A. C. Macdonald has  been appointed Lieutenant-Gover-j  nor   of   Prince   Edward   Island,;  succeeding   the   Hon.   Benjamin  Rogers, whose term has expired.  i yy&?. *.i*' 'r  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  '       Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 845  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  V Friday, June 25, 1915.  THE. WESTERN  CALL  LACROSSE POSTPONED  The lacrosse match at Athletic  Park on Saturday last was postponed until Wednesday bf this  week, and has now bee subject  to.  another   postponement,   until  Isome time in July. The regular  fixture will be played on Saturday next. This is a Westminster  fixture and will be played in  Vancouver. The game promises  to be a good exhibition. The two  referees we complained so much  labout last week will again be in  ,line, Messers Gray and Barr, and  it is most sincerely  hoped  that!  they will use that keen judgment Weeic there will be staged a un  in handling the game that theyjjquecelebration at Athletic Park,  been putting it over Bill Turnbull  this year at point. This will  make more speed in that depart-,  ment, and if Johnson can only  get his stopping eye focused  there ought to be marked improvement from that quarter.  Fitzgerald will play third defence  in Painter's place, and Bones  Allan will be oh the home end  of the team. The -change ought  to prove beneficial to the smooth  running of the green shirts, and  some successful developments  ought to come as a result.  #    *������������������-#      V  On  Tuesday   night    of   next  have used ,in their business and  civic duties to.date. They have  the chance of their life to make  lacrosse something worth while in  Vancouver. If they fail, well, it  will be the promoters and the  players who will finally get it in  the neck at any rate. And if  they place the game on the high  pedestal where it ought to be  placed. it will prove a ��������� boon  for all time to Canada's grand  national game.  -.-���������"������������������   ���������  Con Jones has at last announced a new Mneup. At the commencement of $he season we  mentioned the fact that Griffiths  should be. on the side in the  capacity of coach. Mr. Jones has  come round to. this way of thinking, and on Saturday will have  the big fellow with the megaphone and in his place Painter^  the young husky chap who has  the .proceeds to be devoted to  the funds of the Vancouver Ball  Club. The ball team has been in  the dumps -financially, for a few  weeks, and last week the B. CAE.  R. came to the rescue of the'  team by placing some financial  backing at their ^disposal. This  has been accepted, and according  to report, Vancouver will have  baseball for the remainder of the  season, but in order to maintain  the pay rolb and the many other  expenses in connection with  organized ball, a monster special sporting fete has been arranged for next week. There will  be many novel features of the  event, and the tickets are selling  for the small sum of one dollar.  Among tbe interesting items on  the card for the evening is the  prize drawing, there having been  donated quite a number of very  handsome prizes.   The tickets of  Mount Pleasant Shoe Repair Shop  BEST SHOE REPAIRING ON THE ".HILL."  Three Months' Guarantee on Work Done on Ladies' or Men's  Shoes.  ... ,   Work Bone While Tou Wait.  Rubber Heels Put on in Ten Minutes.  2429 Main Street, Next to Lee Building  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  Perfect in finish.  Made in Canada.  Taylor Forbes Co.  LIMITED  Vancouver; $. C.  ���������;������WRgKTJJ|*s)p|i>l-'(uj.!,������l  admission will be numbered, and  the lucky holders of the tickets  drawn will be the winners of the  prizes put up. Mr. A. R. Kelly  is magging ithe affair, which has  the support of many organizations in the city.       V  ������������������" ���������'-'!���������. .������:; X'v  The latest hockey news that  comes over the wire is that Se^  eattl will be in the Pacific Coast  League next winter. A company has been formed in Seattle  with the purpose of erecting a  large ice rink, and with the aid,  of Frank Patrick, of Vancouver,  president of the, league, the team  will be gotten together and placed in the league with Vancouver,  Victoria and Portland. It is likely  that Eastern Canada will be  touched up for a number of  players for the new team, at  any rate hockey fans -at- the  coast will see some great games  this coming winter with the four  teams competing "for the championship/ .  ��������� ���������   ���������  The  sensation  of the year in  sport occured last week when a  number of the Vancouver baseball  players  went on strike in  sympathy with  a, fellow  player  who they thought had been misused by the  manager.   A week  ago the Beavers were playing at  Victoria,   and  the   Maple  Leafs  were   losing   games   every   day;  Some remark seemed to suggest  that  if., the  Beavers won on a  certain   day   the    Maple   Leafs  would be disbanded.   With that  in   view   Pappa,   of   the   locals,  appears to have thrown his share  of the game, and refused to play  to form.  Bob Brown, the manager, immediately jumped him for  his   stand,   with   consequent  insubordination from the player, a  fine and suspension by the manager resulted, and when the teams  come to Vancouver on Friday to  play,, seven of the players of the  local club refused to go on the  field   until   the   suspension  was  lifted and the fine cancelled/Imagine Bob Brown doing that, he,  did not and as a result there was  ho game that diay.   Since that the  the wires have been kept hot and  the seven have been sent on their  way  sad for  their conduct.  In  the meantime the Bea,ver manager has been scouting for some  new men to fill the ranks, and has  days expects to have the team at  championship strength again. The  sum total of the affair seems to  be that even organized baseball  is not free from its troubles. The  ;lacrosse managers, however, might  'take   a   timely   hint   from   Bob  Brown, and when there is trouble in sight drastic action of. the  nature taken by the Beaver manager would go a long way to fix  the insubordinate players on the  teams.  ��������� ��������� .���������'������������������  The tennis season is in full  j swing and some of the tourna-  j ments being staged on local  'courts are odecidedly high class.  iOn   Saturday   next   Laurel   and  Denman clubs will be engaged in  a tournament.  * ' '���������   ���������  A picked team of baseballers  from the Vancouver Sunday  school league went over to New  Westminster, on/ Saturday and defeated a picked team from the  Sunday School League of the Royal City. The Vancouver team had  all the best- of the argument.  .   Jj. '���������'������������������'   '      "       -*..-*'.*  The Vancouver police force has  decided to form a swimming club  and with that end in view have  engaged a separate room at English Bay for the special use of the  "Bobbies."  .���������'���������.,,...   .-.*���������*  Mickey Ion, the former Vancouver lacrosse player, has been  signed by Con Jones, and will  turn out with the locals this  week. He is not by any means  in condition, but will be o.k. by  Dominion Day, and will appear  in the lineup on that date. Ion  can play a good game if he curbs  the fighting spirit, otherwise the  Jones tribe would be better without him.  The Victoria baseball club is in  financial trouble, and in danger of  blowing up. The citizens of the  capital are gradually coming to  the rescue of the team, however,  and hopes are entertained that  the Maple Leafs may still be able  to continue in the league.' The  Leafs have played good ball this  season, and while they are playing erratic ball at the. present  time, they will come back shortly and then all the other teams  iii the league will have to look  to their laurels.  *������������������.'-���������  By producing a little of " Malkin 's Best" when most needed,  Malkin's baseball nine took   the  measure of National Biscuits last  Monday'.evening- by the score of  .5-2.   Nationals, batting first, led  off with  one run,1  but  Malkin's.  lied uo the score in their h.ili of  rlic fiibt. a walk, a stolen base and  ���������a iiit   by Kyle Clark doing  ������lie  I tick.   In the fifth, with the bases  loaded, ifrney-Mackeh won   ice  j;aine for Malkin's by slamming  the ball into deep left for three  bases;; scoring three men ahead of  him. The teams played excellent  ball.   Patterson, pitching for Nv  ticnals and Delcourt for Malkui's  were hoi h in great form, the hit-.',  ter probably having a little   the  better of the argument. Nationals made a desperate bid for [be  &K.mc in the last innimj, bat the  best they could do was to bring  one run oyer.     By winning thia  garni   Malkin's  pulled  up  even  with i Nationals   for   first, place-/  each- team having lost one game  to the other. The interest taken  in this game was shown by the  large attendance. We suggest that  Bob Brown might look over some  of the talent in the Commercial  League, especially the members of  the above mentioned teams.  HEATING Econo^u?Tvi^iciency'  Our Business has been built up bv merit alone  LEEK & CO.  Heating Engineers.  1093 Homer St.  Sey. 661  J. Dixon  House Phone:.Bay.  G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Office Phpne:  Seymour  8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Hanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalaominlng  Shop: 1066 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B.C.  "SO GOOD" IS  4X BREAD  '������������������������������������-���������'��������� ' f    ���������     ���������  It's so good that thousands of good housewives  daily shift the burden of baking Bread on our shoulders.    Home made on a big scale. That's 4X.  Phone Fair, 44 for Shelly's 4X  NO   NEED  CORNER  HASTINGS  AND  MAIN  SHOWING   DAWSON   BUILDING  FOR  PANIC AT HOME  The following,; is an extract,  dated 8th inst., from a letter by  an artillery officer to a relative in  got an order to go back under  heavy shell fire for our company's  rations. The road we traversed  wsa subjected to fire all thatevn-  ing. On our return journey, when  we were within six hundred yards  of our trenches we were1 met by  England.-  " I hear that at home people I a company of Qermans, who had  are  inclined  to  be   despondent, | rifles and maxim guns with them,  CANADA'S  WAS  SONG  Wilt  thou listen to me, Christian nations,   .������.._. ...--  As I sing of thXaDgaish,and__pain,  To   the   sound - of   our   deep   lamentations,  At the stroke from the hand of a  Cain.  From, the race  we  have hailed  as  a  brother,  (0, God how it trembles our woe,  That we, the proud child of the mother,  Should    have    stretched    forth    our  hand  to  her foe.)  I  We    met    them   with    greetings    and  smiling,  We gave of the best of our stores,  Nor   dreamed   that    their    touch   was  defiling,  As we  welcomed  them  here  to our  shores.  Accursed   be  forever  the   traitor.  Whom    we    cherished   and   counted  our friend,  He   has   paid   us   with   loathing   and  hatred,  He  has  sold   us  for  vengeance  and  gain.  Our dead sons, who, manfully perished  Our   daughters   at   rest    'nearh   the  waves,  The children we honored and cherished,  Asleep in their premature graves,  Our hearts lying shattered and broken  Our heads bowed in sorrow and woe,  O, friend, may they e 'er be a token  Of  the  hatred  we  bear to  the foe.  !  May we rally around the grey mother,  May we  send  of the   wealth  of the  soil,  May we   cherish   and   honor  and   love  her  As we give of the fruits of our toil.  Britannia,   thy   children   are   weeping.  But   our  hearts   are   'ever  steadfast  and   true,  As   we   pray   for   our   sons   who   lie  sleeping  'Xeath the folds of the Bed, White  and Blue.  and just as we came forward  a shell hurst amongst us. J. was  the only one of our party who  got hit, and would bave sustained a nasty wound only for a  watch I had in my breast pocket.  Our company made a gallant  bayonet charge, but although it  makes you sick to see such  slaughter our duty must be done,  espicially as regards the Huns,  who have destroyed Belgium.  With God/s help and our great  leaders and the gallant Innis-  killing we will make Germany  that they are trying to hamper]repay for every drop of innocent  ---���������   - blood that has been and is being  sacrificed in this terrible war.  Men of Dunannnnnetaoinnnetaoin  Men of Dungannon, take advice  from me, and for God's sake  wake up and enlist or you wiU  have the Huns in the Market  Square soon. It is better to beat  theGermans Jiere than, have-them _  coining over to Ireland to destroy everything as they have done  in Belgium, which is in ruins.  Northern France and Belgium  look like some wild country, not  like a civilized place at all/ VWe  have a few Dungannon chaps  here, and they are a credit to the  gallant City of the Volunteers.  I hope therefore that all the boys  at home will join the colors, and  help our gallant fellows out here  to smash the Germans."  and think things are not quite as  well as they ought. to be. Jjet  everybody know that this is a  lie, and is being" spread by pro-  Germans and agents to make us  conclude a premature peace.  "It 4s all your duty to hotly  deny these tales, and say you  know for a positive fact that it  is not so. Things are going as  well as can be expected out here.  And it is bound to be hard a  hard fight. But leave us time  and we have got them boiled,  and it is because they know it  our soldiers^out here by frighten-  ing the people at home.  One other thing. These awful  casualities are bound to be in this  kind of war, and are infinitely  worse for the Germans. Tou at  home must stand them���������and stick  it out���������sending more and more  toi repla<^_���������themXVPanie _athome  is the only thing that can stop  us having a complete victory."  THE OAW. PROM THE FRONT  Private William Dickson, 2nd  Battalion Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers, writing from the front to  riends in Dunagannon, says:���������  Some of my company have  had terrible experiences lately,  particularly one night when we  GARDEN  HOSE  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 8 Morrison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street i-^^i^Gysss^^  rrtA<i.������j5'^'.:.*Ati v;^  11  fifk:  te-  ������%&*������������������������������������  IN ���������������������������  S-  I  1  /������������������  1  xl  ill  x)  i'l  fl  I  ii-  tl  if  IX  I  !fv  VI -  1:  ...::.K Sa&SM. ������������������JfV-^.vjy.v:,^" -i::i'':-i:-(":.! ,>-'.';--'.--l������������*'^.i--~ ^^^^^^  "XiiftJX^     , .     ��������� ���������������������������".���������.-.'���������  ��������������������������� _ . ..     \ ..���������_;���������  -    ' : ' '���������  - - I -';. - X :    ���������' . X  8  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, June 25,  1915.  LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST  The annual convention of the  Baptist Churches of.British Columbia is being held in the South  Hill Baptist church this week.  The Silver Cross Circle of the  King's Daughters will meet at  the home of Miss McKenzie on  Monday afternoon at 2.30 o 'clock.  Bigger and better bargains on  Dollar Day in Mount Pleasant.  The Merchants Bank of Canada will shortly commence the  erection of a new bank building on the corner of Pender and  Granville to cost 175,000.  Another new section of B.' C.  is to be represented at the City  Market to-morrow when a load  of produce from Howe Sound  will  be  on sale.  Bents are cheaper in Mt. Pleasant than in the business section  of the city���������there is more chance  for a bargain in this community  on Dollar Day.  School closes today for the  summer vacation and several  thousand school children will be  set free for the summer months.  , In this connection a word of  warning is timely. During the  holidays many of the boys and  girls frequent the bathing beaches, and some fatalities have occurred through mistaken ideas  of bravado. It is well for the  young people to remember that  swimming beyond their depth is  not/a safe practice, and a little,  judicious handling in this connection might prevent the loss of  a young life.   Now,  more  than  - ever, we need to conserve our  human resources, and this is one  way in which it can be done.  The Parkview Tennis Club has  completed arrangements for a  yacht trip and picnic up the  sound on Dominion Day.  A Dollar spent in your own  community on Dollar Day may  come back to you on Monday  morning���������anyway it won't have  to travel so far to .get back if  you spend it on the hill.  South Vancouver Progressives  of the Ward II branch have  elected Rev. J. H. Miller president; Mr. S. L. Miller, vice-president, and E. S. Hopper, secretary-treasurer.  It will cost you ten cents to  spend your Dollar on Dollar Day  if you go down town. This is  ten per cent���������a good margin of  profit in any business. Figure  out where you save by spending  it miles from home.  Patriotic services will be held  in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian  church on Sunday. In the morning Rev. Dr. McKay, of Westminster Hall, will preach. In the  afternoon Dr. Pidgeon will conduct a children's patriotic rally,  and in the evening Rev. Dr. McLaren will preach.  See the windows of Mount  Pleasant firms for bargains on  Dollar Day.       "  The annual Sunday School picnic of the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian school will be held on  Saturday afternoon at Mahon  Park, North Vancouver. A  Splendid list of events has been  prepared and with fine weather,  a very large turnout is looked  for. The first contingent leavie  on the 12.40 boa$, the others on  the 1.00 p.m. boat. All are invited.  The SS. Corinthian, from London, arrived Quebec Tuesday,  June 22nd, due Montreal Wednesday, June 23rd. Passengers  are due to arrive in Vancouver  on June 28th.  Mr. H. T. Thompson has returned from Prince Rupert, after  spending a few weeks with his  daughter, Mrs. R. O. Boult, formerly of this city. Mr. Thompson  reports business in the northern  town very slow, although the fishing industry is experiencing a  good season this year.  The body of. Elsie Ferguson,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Ferguson, of First Ave. East, was  recovered from the waters of  Lynn Creek this week, where it  had beenw for nearly two weeks.  The young lady was drowned  on June 10th in the canyon, and  the body had gone down in a  most difficult place for rescue  work.  At the last meeting of the directorate of the Y.M.C.A. the  question of inviting the government to complete the construction  of the Y.M.C.A: building and  turn it over to the University of  British Columbia for the use of  classes pending the completion of  the buildings at Point Grey was  discussed. It is understood that  the! support of influential citizens  is being sought to aid the project.  PROHIBITION MEETING  Built for  8*  Mi  mw*\  Rev. Dr. Matthews, of the First  Presbyterian ' church, Seattle, is  coming to Vancouver next week,  and will address . a prohibition  meeting in St. Andrew's Presbyterian church on Wednesday  evening. Dr. Matthews is one  of the foremost speakers'on this  subject on the Pacific coast, and  there will undoubtedly be a large  gathering to hear him.        ���������.  Hilker's Big Sale is the talk  of Mount Pleasant. A big rush  opened on Wednesday morning  and the sale so far is a decided  success. \  THE  VICTORIA  RIOT  The story as to how the recent riot in Victoria started has  just been given to us. It appears that two or three soldiers  happened into the beer garden of  the late Kaiserhoff Hotel (renamed shortly after the commencement of the war). Several Germans were inside and having a  high old time. One. of the soldiers  understood a little of the German  language and gathered that they  were celebrating the loss of the  Lusitania. So they quietly went  to the proprietor and asked that  the German coat of arms and  photo of the Kaiser be removed  from over the door. He refused'  and they gave him an hour to  do so. They went out to the  camp, gathered- up about two  hundred of the boys. On the  hour they came back and the  Kaiser's photo and coat of arms  still dominated the premises.  They gave him five minutes more  and he still refused. The story  of the wreck is pretty well known,  suffice that there was little left  of the place when they got  through with it. They swarmed  up the fire escape and out on  the roof. After hoisting the Union Jack they, sat around the  roof singing "Rule Britannia'"  for hours.  PATRIOTIC    SERVICE  B.   C.   BEEF  Your first consideration in buying  dioes / should be QUALITY. Shoes  ;hat do not wear are expensive���������no  .natter what you pay. The name  LECKIE is a GUARANTEE of QUALITY, a guarantee of HONEST leather)  and skilled workmanship.      *������������������  You take no chances when you demand LECKIE  SHOES^-your  retailer I  will GUABANT^  behind your retailer in every pair - of i  LECKIE SHOES in his store.  ' ASK YOUB DEALER���������TODAY.  Mtute for Men awl Soys Exclusively  ���������One big city firm recently sent  out a circular that British Columbia beef was not good at this  period of the year, and that they  had imported some specially fine  meat from the States which would  be sold at a' price r which would  not be more than half the increase on the wholesale price per  pound. iv  According to the circular grass  fed- beef could not be had in the  province at,the present time, and  the other was no good. Inquiry  from local butchers state that  this is not the case, fto4 fttf  the best, beef in the city markets  is br.ed right in our own province  and that the price on the same  had dropped in the past two  weeks. The Consumer's League  has taken the matter up and will  have a report tbis week. Every  person should see that the goods  they buy are manufactured in B.  C Mrs. J. C. Kemp, of Broadway, is the energetic president  of the Consumer's -League, and, is  spending considerable time in the  organization work of the League.  All interested should become  members and work towards the  furthering of the use of B. C  products. The office of the league  is located in the Industrial building, corner of Pender and Cam  bie streets.  BROWNE & BEATON  Chemists  & Druggists  Main and Pender Sts.       TWO-     Davie & Granville Sts.  Phone: Sey. 293 STORES Phone: 9ay. 3630  _______ ___________ . -       .  A three-months' subscription to the Western Call will be  given FREE 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.  SUNDAY AT THE Y. M. C. A.  Major de Martin, an officer of  the Belgian army, and who has  given several excellent lectures  here, will give an address on  "The Cockpit of Europe and Sidelights on the War" at the Citb  zens' Patriotic Services conducted by ^Mr. John T. Stevens, in  the Orpheum* Theatre, next Sunday at 8 p.m. Miss Marjorie  Boyd, L.R.A.M.,-will render violin solos, and Miss Louise Berb,  Mr. Jas. T. Taylor and Mr. W.  McClelland Moore will also sing.  The Orpheum Orchestra will play  selections from 7.30 to 8 o'clock  Admission free. Collection.  114 Broadway, Near Main. P. -_Efc GOW, Mgr.  FEATURES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 27  The Home of Paramount Pictures  HEADLINERS  MONDAY and Charles Chaplin in  Tuesday ^THE TRAMP"  Special Matinee Monday 2 to 5.  Theodore Roberts in  "THE CIRCUS MAN"  "A Million Laughs" Comedy.  Matinee, Thursday, July 1  WEDNESDAY  and  THURSDAY  FRIDAY and  SATURDAY  House Peters in  "The Bride of Jennico"  Four Parts  $  Full Particulars on Page Five  DOLLAR   DAY $  SATURDAY, JUNE 26th  12 Adults and 2 Child's Tickets for $1.00  Good at Any Time.  $        $        $        $        $        $        *\   x    $  HANBURY'S  For  LUMBER-SASH-DOORS  WOOD& COAL  Phone: IJayview 1075  VACATION    CAMPS  Bring her to the coolest and sweetest place in town for a quiet  chat, and a dish of our famous Velvet lee Cream. f '  PBIVATE BOXES  THAT MEW STORE  Lee Building.  On Broadway near Main  _L  Vancouver Engineering Works,, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,    MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. C.  For the convenience of young  men who are away from home,  the Y. M. C A. building, on the  corner of Dunsmuir and .Cambie  streets, is kept open on Sundays  from 1 to 7 for purposess of  reading, writing the home letters  and meeting friends. At 5 p.m.  a bible study meeting is held in  the lobby under the auspices ot  the George Williams Bible Class,  ot which Mr. W. E. Colwell is the  present president, and Mr. J. M.  Graham, the general secretary,  has been leader for many years.  The principles of Jesus and other  important subjects are discussed  frankly with the result that many  young men have received light on  their problems and have been inspired to higher ideals of living.  On the coming Sunday afternoon  Mr. A. Lockley, the physical director of the Y.M.C.A., will introduce the topic "Jesus' Attitude Towards Pleasures." Men  who are not busy with church  work are invited" to'drop into-this  democratic class following their  afternoon  walk.  To conclude the program of  the day, a Friendship Supper  takes place between 6 and 7  o'clock, when a substantial home-  ������like meal is served by a committee of members. This pleasant  event is especially appreciated  by the new comer to the eity,  but the number of. such is not  very large these days.  After ten or twelve months of  steady grind at school or business, many boys and men are  ���������looking around at this season of  the year for a rest and change  Which will be really re-creating.  With this end in, view it is difficult to spend a holiday to better advantage than at a well  conducted summer camp.  For _ the past eight or nine  years ther Young Men's Christian  Association has organized and directed summer camps for boys  and men at a beautiful spot on  Howe Sound about 25 miles from  the city. Snugly situated in a  grove of trees stands the camp  building, which includes a well-  equipped kitchen, large dining  hall and song centre with fire  place and wide verandah. The  campers sleep in floored tents and  a couple of acres of cleared  ground provides plenty of room  for athletics j tennis, baseball and  other games.  Facilities are also at hand for  swimming, ��������� boating, mountain  climbing, fishing, etc.  From the getting up drill at  6.30 in the morning until lights  are out at 10 o'clock at night,  every hour of the day is one of.  wholesome pleasure. The camp-  fire, stories, - songs and talks in  the evening and the special services on Sundays are among the  enjoyable features of these well  conducted camps.  An important consideration in  connection with camping, especially for boys, is to have proper  supervision. The Y.M.C.A. s officials are very particular us to  this matter, and provide careful,  resourceful men to accoinpany  the boys and tb direct the activities. ������  Mr, Lockley, the popular physical director, will have charge  of the boys' camp and will be assisted by an adult leader for  every eight or ten boys. Amongst  those already enlisted for this  service are Messrs. Gordon C.  Allen, Geo. Ross, Wm. Cruick-  shank, Howard Godfrey, Thos.  D. Lewis and OP. Bishop.  The Boys' camp for boys 12 to  18 opens on Friday, July 3rd,  and continues for three weeks.  The men's camp begins on Saturday, July 24th, and lasts until August 16th. The charges are  moderate, just enough to pay for  supplies, rent of boats, salary of  cook, etc. This is not a commercial venture, but for character  building. Further particulars  regarding this attractive out-of-  doors for growin g boys and busy  men can be obtained by calling  at the Y.M.C.A. building, corner  Cambie and Dunsmuir .streets.  SYNOPSIS   OT   COAL   MINING  BBGtTJ-ATIONS  Goal mining rights of the Domin  d������, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the  North-west Territories and. in a, por  tion of the province of... British Col  umbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years at an annual rental  of $1 an acre. Not more than 2,560  acres will be leased to one applicant  Application   for" a   lease   must   be  made by the applicant in person to  the  Agent  or  Sub-Agent  of the  dis  trict in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish tbe������AgenXwith- sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include tht, coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may ibe considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be' made to the Secretary, Ot-  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent 'or Sub-Agent  of  Dominion  Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister  of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������58782.  FABMERS' DAT  is a citizens' day at the City  Market each Saturday, when an  opportunity is afforded every consumer to buy direct from the,  producer. That this opportunity  was appreciated to the full last  week yas clearly evidenced in the'  fact that crowds attended, made  large purchases and went away  with satisfied minds, smiling  faces and a determination to  come again to-morrow. We have  heard a rumor that commencing  next week there are to be two  market days, Wednesday and Saturday. We think, this a wise  move and should prove a great  convenience to .the housewife, as  she will be able to purchase her  fruit* midweek for preserving,  etc. We also think that the fact  that goods are for sale, each day  s(it the week at the market should  be made more widely known to  the public. X J.T.S.  a A&. qn^-A^s -  THS   SHOE   REPAIR  JfcAK  has removed from  Cor. 7th and Maiato   v  2440 Main Street. Near Broadway  Bring  your  Repair  Work Wa  and get a free pass to the Broi}-  way Theatre  SHEET MUSIC SAJJB  All 40c,  {50c and  60c Music  2 COPIES 1*08 5c  Latest  Songs,  Waltzes,  Marches,  Two  Steps, Classical and Modern Music,  Everything   goes.  COWAN'S MUSIC STORE  250 Kingsway, near 8th Ave.  ESTABLISHED 1886  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government,  Municipal  and  Corporation  Bonds   (Canadian),  yielding  from   5   per   cent,   to   7   per   cent.  >' Bents and Mortgage Interests Collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Estates managed under personal supervision.  Insurance���������Fire,    Life,    Accident,  ��������� Marhie,    Automobile,    Employers'  Liability.  Molson's Bank Building 543 Hastings St. West  Custom Shoe Repairing  P. PABIS, Prop.  WORLD SHOE CO.  BEST SHOE BEPAIBiNG IN THE CTY  Work  Done  While  You  Wait  Work Called for and Delivered  Loggerp', Miners', Cripples' and any Kind of Special. Shoes Made  to Order  64 HASTINGS STBEET W.   Next Columbia  Theatre  Phone:   Seymour  1770. VANCOWEB,   B.  C.


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