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Array tjSSS������������KiS3W.B22ireufc^!S^^  f[     ' JUN     7. 1915  i  \.  //  s    s!  /"  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver and tbe Western Pfople  VOLUME VII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,      FRIDAY,  JUNE  4,;~19i5  5 Cents Per Copy/  No 4.  PROHIBITION  THE MOVEMENT to secure the enactment of  prohibitory legislation in the province is in  the right line.   Tbe impressive meeting of the  ive hundred business men in Dominion Hall was  [an earnest of the mind of the people in that  (regard.   We wish the movement success to the  [full and are prepared to do our best to bring  (such a measure about. o  But at the same time it is well to ask our-  I selves how are we to attain that result.  It is not in the hands of the people to enact  (that or any other legislation. The theory that  lit is in the hands ;of -the people to enact the  ' legislation required for any purpose is very  | pretty ..but unfortunately it is not  true.  Again, D the theory that we are governed by  the two party system is a very pretty theory,,  but hone know that it is not true better than  tbe members of the various houses of parlia-  nient and the organizations which have elected  them. On this matter we have the two parties  and the licensed victuallers with their following  These latter really constitute a third party and  come so near to holding the balance of power  that they have been able thus far to stave off  the enactment of prohibitory legislation in the  Dominion house and in many of the provinces.  Against this we have no counter balance.  XWhat, then, is required in order to win this  legislation.  It seems that it is necessary to win  the support of the personality of the members of the  house and that they will-consent to risk being  [turned down by that balance of power in order  to give to the province that measure.  If Mr. Bowser and the others are prepared to  risk their public life to give us this measure then  I we shall have it.   If there is a change of government the same thing would be true of the  [ successors of the present, house.  Why, then, cannot such an organization as  the Social Service League counter balance the  licensed^ victuallers and their followers.  For several reasons.   One is that the former  are an organization outside of the parties, while  the licensed victuallers are organized within the*  i parties.  Another is that all. the licensed victuallers and  their followers are taught that the first duty is  to begin practical politics, and in all practical  polities. The Social Service- ^League-are-t>ften  taught that it is better to be ouf'of. the parties  altogether and that if they do go in, it will be  as specialists on this one question', only.  Between two such organizations there can be  no comparison as to effectiveness. And yet  every fact which should make a public and indi-,  vidual appeal effective is with the supporters of  the request for prohibitory legislation. There  is the appeal to scripture, to conscience, to  science, to political economy in all its branches.  The moral is, get into the party and make  your influence felt in sufficient numbers to make  your united-influence tell, and the men who want  your support, and who want to give the people  the legislation they are orally and by resolution  demanding will gladly give you the measure.  Otherwise they will feel that all they1 will  "-accomplish"will: be their own apolitical" death  with benefit to none.  .When the church member learns that the vote  in the party caucus is often many times as important as the vote at the poll he will get in.  For the instruction of the ignorant it may be  said that the vote in the party caucus chooses  the standard bearer from among the many  while the vote at the poll narrows the choice  to one of two candidates which appear, and  because of the church members defaulting at  the caucus, it may not matter much which of the  tvyo are elected, that is to say from the church-  members' viewpoint, for they may be both alike  undesirable.  It is well to talk of other organizations  outside of the parties perhaps as a means to  show desire to do something, but while we have  the party system of government it will not bring  much in the way of results under ordinary circumstances.  In the meantime, having selected the party  he intends to work with, the church member  of whom mention has been made should bring  the strongest possible personal influence to bear  upon his member, remembering that when he has  done his best he will likely fa]l short* of. the  efforts in that line from the opposing forces.  And if the opposing forces are constantly  |; employed in quietly applying pressure, Often so  disguised and by such remote agencies as not to  be recognized by the subject of it, what will be  the result where the prohibitionist supporter  stands off and addresses through the public platform only, or by some such cumbrous method.  The banquet of the five hundred business men  was good and the addresses and resolution were  good, but if the five'hundred had each personally approached and appealed to his member there  K would have been more pressure exercised by  five hundred times. For what the individual  in many cases lacked in personal influence would  |( have heen more than made up by the cumrv  lative influence of that number of private appeals. .���������.-���������'     _.'."���������  But if both influences were brought to bear  the results might be startling.���������W. P. G.  ;. i.-<"  Don't look for the flaws as you go through life.  And even if you find them,  /Be wise and kind and somewhat blind,  And look for the virtues behind them.  TAXSAI-ES  THE RUMOR is abroad regarding certain municipalities that they will hold tax sales  this fall. It should be recognized by those, who are responsible for such action  that they will cover themselves with disgrace and themselves with the brand of especial incompetence by bringing on the sales at this time. On account of the war conditions  there are actions being taken by the legislatures and by the courts to prevent the hardship  or drastic action on the part of individual and corporate creditors. There is being manifested  considerable consideration by creditors all around the commercial circle to ease the unusual  burden.   In this consideration the municipalities should bear a part.  There are other ways of obtaining the needed money without this drastic, costly and  dishonorable method.  On Monday, the 28th instxa meeting   will   be   arranged   to   organize   the   Property  Owners'Association to take what action is possible, regarding this matter.  Cut out the coupon on page five and send it in that you may be there.  a*5  THE, TURKS DEPARTURE  NOW IMMINENT  THERE IS HOPE that the next few weeks will  see the windup of the Turk in Europe. How  momentous an event this, would be can only  be fairly, realized by remembering that for six  hundred years the presence in' Europe of men  holding the diverse ideals of these people has  caused unspeakable commotion, lust, murder,  massacre and warV Wherever they have been  they have outraged unspeakably the christian  subject peoples within their empire, and have  carried on unending war upon the border. Witness the history and effects of the Moors in  Spain and the Turks in Eastern Europe.  During the memory Of living men they have  caused the Crimean war, the Turko-Bulgarian  war, the Russo-Turkish war, the Turkq-Grecian  waiythe late Balkan wars, and the present great  struggle. When he goes he will find a guardian  over him who will no more entrust in his care  either the life or honor of the other peoples who  may share with him the territory to which he  departs.  GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS  ADOPT PROTECTIVE RULES  THE RAILWAY LINES operated by the Department  of  Railways   and  Canals   have   been -'  placed by the Minister, Hon. Frank Cochrane,  under the same .fire protection regulations'as are,.,  imposed Dy the Board of Railway Commissioners  oh all the .company-owneU systems.   This signifies a most important step in the cause of iore^tr  protection, inasmuch as the territory traversed  by the ���������National Transcontinental from Moncton1  to Winnipeg is heavily wooded in nearly all sections, while the forests contiguous to the Intercolonial tracks, although injured by fires of the  past, are still well worth the utmost precaution.  Co-operative measures have already been set in  motion   by   the   governments   of   On/ario   and  ISfew Brunswick,  acting with  the Federal  Department   of   Railways,   having   in   view lines  within the provincial borders.   Action of a similar character is under consideration by the government of Quebec.  . V .;.,_ The. mair: wHoX^  ' takes, but he never makes the biggest mistake  of all���������doing nothing!  HOW TO DEAL WITH TRAITORS  IN IRELAND they have a very effective man-  ,   ner of dealing with traitors which might be  enforced here against some "naturalized"  British subjects of German birth, who do not  seem to realize that it is expected that they  will respect the sentiments of the country'of  their adoption.  The following is the account from the Irish  -Daily Telegraph:  Tyrone  Anti-Recruiter Sentenced at Strabatfd  "At Strabane Petty Sessions on Monday, before Mr. J. McMenamin (presiding), a middle-  aged man named Bernard Goan, of no fixed residence, was charged under the Defence of the  Realm Act with making statements likely to prejudice recruiting for his Majesty's forces.  District-Inspector Heggart, who prosecuted,  said the offence was a very serious one. On  April 20 a recruiting meeting was held in  Strabane. Pallidrome, and after the proceedings  the officer in command of the party called for  recruits. Shortly af.terwards defendant came  along and made use of expressions detrimental  to recruiting. '..���������;.���������  Constable McCaffrey confirmed his deposition,  in which he stated that as the people were dispersing from the recruiting meeting he saw defendant in the crowd outside. He threw up his  ar,ms around his head and shouted, "Is there a"  recruiting sergeant about here. I hope not a  single man in Strabane will join the colours."  When arrested, he said, "I: wish the Kaiser was  here; the Kaiser's rule would be better than  the rule we have. I am not a bit sorry for what  I have said and I will stick to it." When taken  to the barracks defendant further stated that  he had dealings with the Germans, and found  them all right.  Defendant, who was not professionally represented, handed their Worships a statement  written on a sheet of paper, which was not  made public.  DistrictTInspector Heggart. said defendant had  a very bad record, and submitted a long list  of. convictions.  Defendant was sentenced to two months' im-.  prisonment with hard labour."  CANADIAN TREE SEEDS  FOR CHINESE SOIL  IN THIS TIME OF WAR many important movements which would attract attention at other  ��������� times' are going on almost unnoticed. One  of these is the effort of educationists,, government officials and missionary organizations to get  the poor people of China back to the land. This  work is proceeding along different lines. As in  other countries much of the soil in China is un-  suited to any other crop than trees, and part  of the effort' is to get reforestration started.  Last month the Canadian Forestry Journal had  an appeal through Dr. C. C. James for tree  seeds from one of the' professors of the Agricultural Department of the University of Peking.  This month we have to chronicle the receipt of  .alletter by Mr. R: H. Campbell, Dominion Director Forestry, Ottawa, from Mr. Z.J\. Crocker, one  of the Secretaries of the Young' Men's Christian  Association at Shanghai, China, thanking him for  the. gift of seeds of Canadian trees which have  been distributed in this effort. Mr. Crocker  states that a young Chinese student, a graduate  ��������� of a United States forestry school, is on their  staff to take charge of this forestry propaganda,  and he is sure that before long they will be  getting results!  , f The whole world is awakening to the folly of  denudation ahd to the need of reforestration,  .and Canada, with her great natural advantages  an4 the advantage of the experience of all these  olger countries, must not lag behind.���������-Canadian  forestry Journal. .���������, ..X  WORLD'S PRODUCTION AND  CONSUMPTION OF SILK  THE WORLD'S PRODUCTION of silk in 19X3  is estimated at 58,271,400 pounds, or about 1,-  000,000 pounds less than in 1912, caused by  the lessened production of Western Europe. In  1913 the Far East produced 44,363,000 pounds;  Western Europe, 8,800,000 pounds, a falling off  of 2,000,000 pounds; Southeastern Europe. 5,-  100,000 pounds.  The world's consumption of. silk during 1913  amounted to 61,380,000 pounds, of which the  United States alone consumed 27,016,000 pounds  and the whole of Europe, 31,191,000 pounds. The  advance in the consumption during 1913 was due  to the increased consumption in the United  States, which amounted to 2,359,000 pounds.  The enormousconsumption of the United States,  increasing by 4,500,000������pounds every three years  and representing 40 per cent, of the total, exercises an influence on the silk market besides  which all others, such, as the consumption Of  the Old World or the amount of the crops,  seem to sink into comparative significance. It  is no extravagance to say that the two factors  in the silk trade at the present time are Japan  with its huge production, and its highly sensitive  market, and the United States with its ever-growing consumption. K  In 1913 France consumed 9,000,000 pounds of  silk. The value* of the silk goods produced in  the Lyons district in 1913 was $90,000,000, of  which the plain tissues of pure silk amounted to  $27,000,000; figured goods of pure silk, $7,100,-  000; pure silk velvets, $1,900,000; tissues mixed  with gold and silver, $1,900,000; plain mixed silk  tissues, $11,700,000; figured, mixed silk tissues,  $1,700,000; mixed silk velvets, $5,700,000; gauzes,  crepe de chene and muslins, $19,800,000; tuilles  and lace. $5,400,000; trimmings, metal and silk,  $4,600,000.  The value of the silk goods manufactured in  St. Etienne in 1913 was $19,800,000, of which  plain back ribbons amounted to $2,200,000;  plain coloured ribbons, $6,000,000; figured ribbons, $3,400,000, making a total of $11,600,000  for ribbons. The value of the velvets manufactured was $4,200,000.���������Commercial America.  ADDRESS AT WHITE ROCK  '/  THE FOLLOWING two short articles cover part  of an address delivered by Mr. Wm. Pascoe  Goard   at   White   Rock   Thursday   evening  under the auspices of the Conservative Association:  The New Field of Statesmanship Opening Up As  a Result of the War.  The calls upon the legislators of this country  and for that matter of every country aa a result  of the war will ���������������, on press itself upon the  people of the Dominion.  There is the matter of the tariff laws which  shall obtain after the war.  Up to this time Canada and all other  British countries have settled this matter with  reference to their own interests only.  After the war they will do so still, without  doubt, but there will enter into the consideration many issues not formerly considered.  For instance, what shall be the commercial  relationship between the various parts of ''the  Empire and Canada after the'war is over?  Surely the lands which have mingled their blood  upon the battlefields of Europe and have shared  together the burden of the debt of the great war  will enter into closer relationship commercially  than they have hitherto done, for many good  and sufficient reasons.  Again, what shall be the attitude of the Dominion towards the mother country. 'Tis true,  there was in vogue and is now, a preferential  duty. But will that continue to meet the case  after the war is settled?  Again, what shall be the attitude of the Dominion commercially towards the allies? These  nations which have gone through this hell of  bloodshed with us shall they be debarred by  high tariffs' as usual from trade with us?  Above all, what shall be the attitude of the  allies towards those who are now our alien: enemies? Shall the enemies be allowed to step back  into the same relationship of effective competition which they enjoyed before the wart  These matters will be very likely to come to  the front at the time of the arranging of new  treaties when<peace> ig made.  But if they, iqbrso arise they' will come to  in an unusual way.  Not on the floor of the house, by bill, govern- x$K  mental or private, is the matter likely, tp arise, .')&?:$  but at the peace commission when the ymf^fjiM  .commissioners of ^fcbe potmniongtand'o.Ptom*eW?X%  MARKET FOR BRITISH  COLUMBIA LUMBER  A LEADING LUMBER MERCHANT, of Havana  who was introduced to exporters of Douglas  fir in Vancouver, writes to the effect that  several samples of this lumber were sent to him  and were put to a severe test in Havana with  most gratifying results. According to his statesmen^, this wood was found superior to yellow  pine, and he predicts a very extensive trade as  soon as shipping facilities are available. He  further suggests that important orders would be  placed at once if steamers or sail boats with a  capacity of from 800 to 1,000 tons could be  procured to bring the lumber-through the Panama canal, at freight rates hot to exceed $8.00  per thousand feet.  ther cohntry meet the commissioners of the  K~A     --a: J    j._._    ��������� ii 111     ��������� ' Ui_-  lied nations, and the matter will in prtf^P^X^X  ity require speedy handling in order to gett$B?-. ''  the   terms  of. peace.  When the three chancellors of Russia, France  and Britain meet, there is no doubt but that the  great questions which are arising as inevitable  and as independently of human planning as the  sun will arise to-morrow, begin to make themselves felt.    When  there  appears on  the  horizon  the dawn of the peace day there will no doubt  go out the call for the gathering of the premiers      v  or commissioners of the Empire.   And when the  peace conference is called there will be the need  for a decision which will enable the allies to  take   general  action   in   unison   on   this   great  theme.  j^/EhaMn the^conflict,__tbe. universaLfree trade���������^^X-  of Great Britain has gone by the board cannot  be doubted.   ....���������  Liberal and generous to a chivalrous foe as  Britain is, that she shall offer to Germany the  same free trade in her markets after all her  devilish outrages is unthinkable. But that she  shall continue to offer that privilege to her own  possessions and to her allies is reasonable to suppose.  In order not to be taken by surprise therefore, the members of the house and the electors  of the Dominion ought to give to this matter  serious consideration.  The War Debt of Canada and How It Shall  Be Paid.  The war debt of the Dominion is already  serious and will be many times more so.  This debt comes at a period of. the development of the Dominion which renders it more  than important. The great public works which  the Dominion has undertaken, or which she  needs to undertake in the near future has been  and will be a sufficient drain upon the earnings of the people. It will, therefore, be at  the least injurious to the Dominion to have  to add to the already great amount of taxation  and to the further amount of taxation, our public works must demand, the war debt which  before it has been completed will reach perhaps a third of a billion dollars, perhaps much  more.  Now let it be said that the Dominion of  Canada is sufficiently rich .'to bear its share of the  burden, no matter how much that share may be.  But that the present population of the Dominion  can, without serious injury, bear the whole of  that share  may  be  doubted.  It should be remembered that the population of the Dominion amounts to little more  than the population of Belgium. The earnings  of the people of the Dominion are great per  capita compared with many countries, but it  should be remembered that the money earned  by the people of the Dominion is required for  the building of the necessary accommodations  for the life of the people.  Belgium will be required to rebuild the towns  and cities as well as the farmsteads and factories of the country.   But Canada is required  to build new cities, towns, farms and factories,  (Continued on Page Six) THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, June 4, 1915.  The report of the Plans Committee of the Vancouver Civic  Centre has just come to hand and  we reproduce on this and succeeding pages views of the proposed site and of several of the  plans submitted. Some time ago  the committee asked for competitive plans aild through the  courtesy of. Mr. William Farrell  funds were placed at their disposal to be used as prize money.  Thirty-one competitors responded and Mr. Thomas Adams, the  celebrated Town Planning expert, was' chosen as assessor of.  the plans submitted. After  careful consideration and comparison of the designs the first  premium was awarded to Messrs. Theodre Korner and Robt.  H. Mattocks, of Vancouver, and  the second to Mr. Fred. Townley,  also of Vancouver. Plans submitted by Messrs. Doctor, Scott  & Davie received favorable commendation.  To obtain competitive designs  for the general plan and grouping of the buildings that should  comprise the Civic Centre, the  committee took as the main central point the Central School  grounds, which the citizens have  already decided upon as the most  fitting location for the proposed  new city hall. Recognizing that  a City Hall should be one of the  dominating features of a Civic  Centre the proposal to utilize the  school site as an initial step in  grouping the main public buildings of the city was endorsed ^so  that these buildings would truly  reflect the civile idea and help to  make Vancouver the metropolitan  city she is destined to become in  the future. In any project, therefore, developing around the immediate and practical proposal  of a new city: hall, the committee  believes that in a broad and liberal spirit a larger project should  be conceived, and they, therefore,  recommend that the property now  controlled by the city, viz., the | Street, Hastings Streef and Gran  Central School site, the old Hos-j ville street.  pital site, and the Recreation  Grounds, together -��������� with the old  Court House site, the property of  the provincial government (the  combined area of which is approximately eight acres) should  be taken into consideration, as  well as part or the whole of the  remainder of the private property extending from Pender St.  to Robson St., bounded by Beat-  tie and Homer Streets. The committee's view is that no worthy  grouping of public buildings is  possible without taking the whole  of this area into consideration,  and if the scope of the project  was limited to a few blocks only,  it will be impossible to make the  Civic Centre idea an architectural  or financial success.  As an initial step, provision for  the following public buildings  should be made: City Hall, Public  Library, Technical College; Museum andvArt Gallery, Public Hall  and Auditorium.  Surrounding these main bnild-  ings, provision should be1 made  for the possibility later on of  erecting important semi-public  buildings representing the commercial, industrial, artistic and  philanthropic activities of the  eity. These buildings should also  form part of the main architectural grouping of the Civic Centre, developing gradually from  year to year, as the Committee  fully appreciates that only upon  a satisfactory foundation laid  down at the beginning can the  project be successfully carried out  in the future, and also by-bearing in mind the influence which  the growth of the city will] have^j  upon the selected site from time  tp time.  The committee were also of. the  opinion that the competitors  should, in their designs, bear in  mind the main traffic routes to  the Civic Centre, such, for example as the Georgia-Harris viaduct, Connaught Bridge, Georgia  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE   &   GUTHRi:  Barristers and Solicitors  "Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Department*!  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioned  Mr. Clive' Pringle is a member of tl  Bar of British Columbia'.  Citizen Building, Ottawa.  View of proposed Civic Centre, looking North towards Dominion Building.  FUTURE OF THE JITNEY  WOOD  OOIWWWW WOOD YAW)  /BnoXAJi"  3 Loadi of Edgings fiMX) in No. 1 District, also  .Xx'-.xS^  X .Fhoner FidMOB*  "������  -\  "Pride of the West"  &RANP  OVERALLS, SBIBT8, PAWTS and MACKINAW  CWJTBING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER      '  XXXX-       By ,',v. ������������������'..'.���������  MACKAY SMITH, BtAlR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Wade at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money/'  Hie Pioneer Meat Market  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 article from the  New York Evening Post should  prove of interest to our readers  inasmuch as it touches on a topic  of live interest in Vancouver at  the present time.  Reports of an abatement of the  jitney bus craze, though coming  at the moment of. its widest expansion, are probably correct. It  was in many ways a factitious  growth. Yet if its history were  closed now, the movement would  be one of the most interesting of  recent domestic occurrences. No  response to % industrial depression,  not even Coxey's march, rivals it  in picturesqueness. The very  name 'jitney' implies the kind of  democratic tide on. which this  recourse against unemployment  swept the country. Its origin  was apparently with the owner  of a Ford car in Los Angeles,  California, who needed ready  money. From 'that city, where  scores of vehicles were soon run-j  ning, the idea spread to San  Francisco and Oakland, where  there were quickly hundreds. A  few weeks later the Spokane and  Portland trolleys were expressing apprehension of ultimate  bankruptcy, and in Seattle a municipal project for a street-car  line extension was postponed. ^3y  February 1 the jitney had invaded Oklahoma City, Kansas City,  Jand Detroit, and seemed a fixture in many other centres. With^  in the last few weeks a feebler  impulse has reached Providence,  Atlanta, and Philadelphia. The  jitney is interesting whether as  an /index of certain deficiencies of  the trolleys, of the countless second-hand cars in the United  States, or as an expression of, the  resourcefulness of the involuntarily ideal. "���������'..���������  The salient reason for the jitney's decline is that the operators seldom took into account the  item of wear and tear, which  must^loomrrlarge in solving the  economic problem of a well-sustained public service. To the unemployed the immediate nickel  was the great object, and the  day. the smachine he had leased  or bought would wear out seemed  distant. Of earnings of $5 to  $15 a day, of such men as the  Ohio mechanic who bought a car  for $400, cleared that sum in  three months, and sold it at a  slight reduction, many must have  read enviously. But investigation has shown that after six  weeks the original jitney-drivers  in a given city nearly all disappear, their machines useless. Estimates of the cost of running a  car, including depreciation,  wages, and fuel, vary from ten  to thirty cents a mile; but granting the increased wear of high  speeds and frequent stops, it, is  admitted that the jitney owner  must make money rapidly if he  meets his final costs. With prosperity 's return the ranks of the  drivers will be depleted just as  rapidly as these men can exchange a precarious income for  a fixed one. There is to be con  sidered also the growing body  of legislation restricting both the  profits and the activities of the'  jitneys. For months few cities  imposed a tax. Yet the jitney  wears out the streets and should  contribute to their repair; it  should pay a license as the trolleys pay for franchises; and it  should be answerable under bond  for the safety of its passengers  as the street-car companies are  answerable to the public service  commissions. The Safety, First  Federation has collected a wide  range of statistics showing ! the  dangerous increase, of jitney accidents; and in some Western communities stringent regulation has  already set in.  In   its   relation   to   street-car  lines the jitney has taught a useful lesson In many places half  its early patronage came from  those who had a grudge against  the trolleys. Yet even in such  cities the tendency is growing to  rally roving the established public  service. The free-moving jitneys  have an immense advantage in  running in the thickly populated  districts alone, for here traffic is  most profitable. As the zone-  systems of Europe demonstrate,  any street-car line can carry passengers within a limited radius  for a very low fare. The difficulty of paying dividends arises from  the necessity of maintaining lines  to the outskirts. The unregulated jitneys, moreover, will be run  only as often as they can gather  an omnibusfull of patrons. The  regulated street cars must run  many times for the benefit of a  handful of. passengers. Whereas in  Cleveland's neighbors the jitney  jhas scored a great success, in  Cleveland, where fares in a limited district are but three cents, it  appeared only to fail. Even in a  small city like Springfield, Mass.,  where the jitneys had to use as  long routes as the trolleys, it  proved successful only during a  strike. A demonstration of the  unfair terms of the jitney's competition has, in several localities,  awakened the public to certain  of the seldom-realized provisions  made by the trolleys for general  convenience.  Sell  IbffealiwK  acgo  "BOUGH ON BATS" clears oufl  rats, mice, etc. Don't die in the  house. 15c and 25c at drug and country  stores. t.f 1  cap under which our civilizatioi  labors. To the white populatioi  of the world, no less than to the  Indians of Alberta, it has been  curse. Every opportunity whicl  presents itself to destroy or limilj  its power should be .made the  most of by all patriots) Alberta  will go far toward assuring hei  future prosperity by giving  large and definite vote for prohibition on the twenty-first of July.]  ���������Montreal  Witness.  " drunkenness; therefore, we are  "very glad to hear of your meeting, and we shall think of you  as our best friends, and will  "pray to our Father in Heaven  "that you may be successful in  "your efforts." By the tone of  their address the red men are apparently fitted to set an example  to some of vthe "palefaces',' who,  under the banner of the liquor  traffic are spending money very  freely for the purpose of keeping the province still in its liquor bondage. The great obstacle with which reformers have  to contend both in Alberta and  elsewhere is, however, not the  active hostility of. their foes, but  the easy-going luke-warmness of  their friends. A speaker from  Alberta at the Dominion convention in Toronto said, "Our trouble is not that people are not  convinced that prohibition is the  right thing, a good thing and the  best thing, but it is the indifference of good people. If they had  been spurred up as they should The largest Presbyterian the|  have been spurred up, the liquor ological seminary in the worldj  traffic would have been out of says Men* and Missions, is at  business before this." The li- jPyeng Yang, Korea���������223 students  quor .traffic is the greatest handi-j being enrolled.  Zealous     Sentry���������"Afraid  can't let you go by without the  password, sir" ,  Irate Officer���������"But confound!  you! I tell you I have forgott|  en it.   I'm Major Jones-"  Sentry���������"Can't help it, sirj  must have the password."  Voice from the  Guard-Tent-  "Oh, don't stand there arguing  all night, Bill; shoot'im."     . v  On the other band, the jitney  has spurred many street-car lines  to take needed steps in improvement, toV reduce congestion by  more cars at rush hours, to better j  their tracks and equipment. And  where the* jitney survives the  competition between the two may  be reduced to a co-operation that  will prove beneficial to all concerned. In small but rapidly  growing cities, where the street  cars are inadequate, it has a permanentafield of usefnlness! Even  elsewhere it should lend impetus  to the general introduction of  the large and specially designed  motorrbus. This - vehicle, originated in London and Paris about  1903, and since employed on a  constantly enlarging scale in both  has never secured a fair trial  throughout America. The two-  storey motor-bus was introduced  in New York before 1912, and  in Chicago about the same time  In few other centres has it been  experimented with, though the  jitney would argue that in many  of the larger cities it might do a"  good business. What came in as  an exaggerated craze may prove  a useful, though limited supplement to urban transportation.  Bonnie's Seeds and All Kinds of Seed Potatoes  Delta Grain and Feed Store  1547 Wain Street  Our Specialty  Potatoes and All Kinds of Vegetables  Free City Delivery .  Phone: Fairmont 2144. Vancouver, 3- 0.  ALBERTA INDIANS  WANT PROHIBITION  The campaign in preparation  for the prohibition vote in Alberta on the twenty-first of. July  next, is being conducted with  zeal and energy. Meetings are  held up and down the province  and literature is.being circulated  in considerable qtiantities. X A  unique address was presented  some months,ago to the Alberta  Temperance and Moral Reform  League when- in convention in  Edmonton. This was a letter  from the Blackfoot Indian Mission in Gleichen, congratulating  the convention upon the approaching opportunity to destroy the  traffic. The. address was- signed  by all sOrts of romantic Indian  names, ana very clearly states the  case against liquor from the Indian standpoint. "Because of it  "many have died, very many  "have been imprisoned, and most  "of us have become very poor in  "horses, which we have had to  "sell in order to  pay fines for  BRITISH COLUMBIA WATEHWQRKS 8UPPMES  . y UMITEP  Gate ValvesrSyclrantsr^rass 0oo<Js, Water Meters,  Iiead Pipe, Fig Xieacl,?ipe an4  Pipe Tittings.  .ftailway Track Tools and White Waste  Concrete Mixers and Wheelbarrows.  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This  must be the case with John Ar-  buthriot, Baron Fisher of Kilver-  'istone.  ;��������� , '��������� ' X"  A grateful nation bestowed a  barony upon him and King Edward VII gave him the order of  merit.    "  There is, however, very little  merit in allowing .one's temper to  interfere with one's plain duty.  Lord Fisher was a great naval  administrator. The nation needed him, and found another place  for Winston Churchill,^and as a  sailor I should have thought his  skin would have been a great  deal tougher and that he would  have remained at his post where  his country called him.  But there are plenty of admirals and it will be very surprising  if the "navy list" cannot supply  one equally as good as Fisher-  Nelson's spirit is abroad.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Lulling Us to Sleep  Look up the famous "Daily  Telegraph" interview in the autumn of 1908.  The genuineness of the interview was never doubted, the Kaiser did not repudiate it, and it  passed into history as an authentic document.  Judged in the light of recent  events, it stands out as the  blackest piece of treachery since  Judas betrayed his Master with  a  kiss.  >��������� ���������   *   ���������  Lord Haldane, speaking at the  anniversary dinner of the German hospital in London 18  months ago, amongst other complimentary lies, said:  "He;(theXKaiser) has given  his country that splendid fleet  that we wbo know about fleets  admire; he has preserved the  tradition of the. finest" army the  world has ever seen; but it is.in  the arts of. peace that he has  been equally great. He has been  the leader of his people in education and in the solution of. great  social questions.'-' *   -/  Good-bye Milord, 'tis time you  were kicked out of the British  cabinet.  Sir Wilfrid Laurier said:  "Like his illustrious uncle,  King Edward VII, the German  Emperor is one of the greatest  lovers of peace in the; world���������  Your diplomatic education  must have been saclly neglected,  Sir Wilfrid.  ��������� ���������   ��������� .  We ^regret to announce the  death at the front on the 21st  May of Lieut. E. M. Picton-Ward.  The late Lieut. Ward was a committeeman of the Unionist Clubs  of Ireland, B. C. branch.  Sergt. Dennis Leeson, treasurer  of the above club, is amongst the  latest wounded. -A  * ' ���������   ���������  '        i ...  That Hymn of Hate  Yes, there is no doubt about  it from Kaiser to Cowkeeper,  they hate, detest, execrate, loathe,  abominate and abhor tis and all  our works. Knowing.this how is  it possible for us to sit and listen to a sermon on the Brotherhood of man!  His Holiness (sic) the Pope has  sent an autograph letter to Sir  Edward   Carson    congratulating  Ir Quarts for ^.pq  Guaranteed above the     AU our milk comes from  standard in Sutter fat.     tuberculin tested cows.  It any Person can prove tbat our milfc  is not pure in every way, we will cheerfully donate $50.00 to any charitable  institution in the city.���������  ^  ���������     ���������  Delivered to your ^ome Paily  HIWCREST DAIRY  "   '   Phone: .Fair. 1934 ���������  13115th Avenue W.  him upon his having occupied a  seat in the British cabinet.  (The above did not pass the  censor).  X , X ���������*...#������������������,..-...  In the autumn of 1899 Sir John  Fisher was in command and Lord  Chas. Beresford second in command of the Mediterranean fleet.  Sir John's flagship was H.M.S.  "Renown," whilst "Charlie"  flew his flag from the "Ramilles," a much older *. ship.  The Ramilles in the regatta  just past had won the most coveted sailing trophy in., the  "straits," viz. The Gibraltar Cup.  The next day the fleet sailed  away from "Gib" steaming 15  knots and the "Ramilles" found  it hard to keep her station.  The C in C signalled" WJiy are  you not keeping your station,  'Ramilles'"?  Lord Charles I presume,  thought Sir John should have  known the reason, as a detailed  report of all vessel's conditions  are signalled the flagship daily,  and for a while did not answer.  The signal was repeated.  This time Charlie quickly replied, "We are towing the Gibraltar cup."     .  ���������������������������_..*   ������   * ��������� ���������  If the German Emperor could  deceive all Europe and lie like  Annanias, surely'it is possible for  Germans in this country to take  out naturalization papers and act  in. a like' manner. They are certainly very active across the border. < I am inclined to be like  the old wojnan who said:  "Put the lid on the saucepan  an' boil 'em for three hours, ah'  then I shall be sure they're not  movin'."  Cablegrams state that the German Crown Princess has left her  husband. Que cela ne vous  trouble pas, Madame la Prin-  cesse. The allies will soon sign  the document of separation.  .' *  '*.-'������������������*'A  Officer: (to Private Flynn, who  was shaking his fists and swear  WHY THE BRITISH NAVY   .  PROCLAIMS "NO MERCY"  Story of a German Submarine's  Use of 37 Dying Britons as  "Bait"  The following extracts from  a letter written by a young Englishman on board.a British warship of the Fifth Cruiser Squadron has been sent to the New  York "Times" by the recipient,  the  writer's   god-father:  You may be interested to hear  some of the measures taken to  prevent fire on this ��������� ship. All  paint possible is being chipped  off, leaving just the bare walls.  All spare woodwork is gone, all  chests and drawers, all spare  tables, chairs, bookcases, boats  are  thrown  overboard.  "We have learned a terrible  lesson from the Good Hope,"  and Heaven only knows that  slowly, but surely, the watchword of our forces is becoming  'No Mercy.' It is a horrible thing  to have to say, but it is bound  to come. Hitherto we thought  '.they' played the game, but since  the following incident occured  every one is losing their last  scruple:  ' "When the ''Hawk*'' went  down, forty men managed to  reach a raft. They were on it  twenty-four hours, and one by  one they slipped off and died,  three alone remained alive. During ' those hours of agony a German submarine lay off not a  hundred yards awayX No English warship, of which there were  several, dared to come near, for  the submarine lay by with these  helpless men as bait. AH that  they could have done was to  send destroyers past at full speed  and throw life buoys to the men,  arid even this was' dangerous.  They dared not 'ram her, riot  from fear for themselves, but  because they were new ships, arid  we pannot afford t^ chuck ships  aSyay. Thew could not fire for  fear of killing the men on the  rafe.      Will   any  One   ^are  to  '31  .11  -I  Jos. H. Bowman  ARCHITECT  910-11 Yorkshire Building  Seymour Street , Vrocoiiver, B. C.  %M  Telephone: North Vancouver 103  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  SHIP BUILDERS-SCOWS-REPAIRS  MARINE RAILWAY  North Vancouver, B. C.  ing heartily at the Germans in j judge our men if thejr show no  the opposite trench) jmercy after that? I feel it much,  ''Flynn, stop that swearing."  Pte. Flynn; "Sure, sor, the  divil a one o' thim can under^  stand  dacent English."  '    * '������������������ ������������������ .���������' i   .  Ward Seven Conservatives  played Ward one at whist on  Monday last at the central rooms.  "My friend,", said one of the  losers, addressing his late partner, "can you oblige me by telling me the difference between  whist and skittles?"  not sink too, with so manyj extra  people in her, but somehow she  survived. The horror of that two  hours of rescue work will live  with me for many, many a long  day. Between the three ships we  picked Up about 150 men, but it  is horrible to think that such  things must be so; so many lives  were vainly sacrificed. It brought  the horrors of war very, very  close to me, and I saw many  deeds of heroism on both sides.  "When we sighted' the enemy  we had just finished an eighteen-  hour coaling and the men had  had two hours' sleep. tThey were  then at the guns for another  twelve hours, and the ship Vwas  not sleepable in until 10 o'clock  that night. You can imagine how  tired we; were. I don't mind admitting freely; that I was in the  deuce of a funk when we sallied  might not seem so, but it is a  fact. The reason of this is difficult  to explain, so please take it as a  fact."  The world's population viewed from the viewpoint of. religion, is classified as follows: Protestants, 150 millions7; Greeks,  etc., 105 millions; Roman aCth-  olics, 240 millions; Jews, 10 mil-  ions ; Mohammedans, 200 millions ; Heathens, 918 millions.  Total world's population, 1,623  millions. X  A   suspension   bridge   with   a  main span 2.700 feet long is  proposed for the Mersey river at  Liverpool.  How little bur city fathers  know about the navy. Fancy inviting the captain of a British  battleship in time of war to visit  Vancouver! If they are so eager  to see H.M.S. Kent let them pay  their fare to Esquimalt and get  a ���������permit from the authorities to  view her- This is nbV^imo'foFeriy  tertairiments, as Capt. Allen  plainly indicated in his refusal  to accept the invitation. What  if some enemy destroyed the ship  whilst her crew were ashore hobnobbing with the citizens of Vancouver. Nero played his fiddle  when Rome was burning.  Of the $200,000,000 which is  estimated annual income of the  people of Ireland, $673,000,000 is  spent for alcoholic drinks. No  wonder there is poverty!  Truth may be bought, but is never  to be sold.  Confidence is the best kind of busi-  ��������� ��������� ,,      ���������.,... out.   I hope I didnot stow it.I ness security. X '  tor one ot the midshipmen was But j g61; so excited that t tor-     Candles do not lose any heat by  a particular pal of mine. g^ ali tf>out the purely personal lighting other candles.  "Herewith I enclose a very  short account of what took place  in what will go down in history  as 'the battle of the Falkland  ���������Isles."- This account of mine is  hopelessly inadequate, but it is  the- best I can do foivthe present*  as I am naturally most anxious  thai you should have some account from me, and wish to get  the mail. What I have sent is  just a story of the action with a  few plans. Of my personal experience I could write much:;  most of it is far too horrible to  write; that is to say, the. part  after the last ship was sunk.  "<Three of our boats���������all that  we had���������went to the rescue. I  went in charge of the fourth cutter. A Lieutenant jvasjn co.m-  marid"of the ^ther Imtter arid a  petty officer in charge of our  whaler. I was able to save one  officer and fourteen-odd men in  my boat; then, as we were rowing to get these half-drowned  which was overloaded by the  men in their humanity, sank,-and  we had an extra twelve men in  our boat. We got alongside and  had a most frightful time trying to get thes half-drowned  wretches on board, but we  managed it in the end, though  one man was lost, I regret to say.  "It was lucky our cutter did  v.  view before we were an hour put  of harbor. Our firing was a triumph, I believe. The prisoners  on board of usXsaid: "It w;as  more or less all right until the  four-funnel cruiser (us) arrived;  then it was hell"���������-a fine tribute  to our gunnery, of which we are  all proud, particularly when you  compare pur guns to the " Invincible's." The German gunnery-  was 'very good; in view of,the  time of the action arid our own  casualty   and   damage   list   this  The moBt powerful ruler is the man  who.can rule himself.  Our most important duties rest on  intuitions,  not   on  logic.  Po not worry about being in the  right place so much as doing the  right   thing.  It does not matter so much where  heaven is as what it is, and whether  we  would  be happy in  it.  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LAWN   SEED  FEETILIZER  SEED OATS  Early Bose Seed Potatoes  Grace Darling Seed Potatoes  Sutton's Reliance .Seed Potatoes  F. T. VERNON  THE MOUNT PLEASANT FEED STOBE  255 BBOADWAY EAST Two Phones: Fair 186 and 878  Try Our Own Diamond Chick Food for Best Results T9B WESTERN  CALL  Friday, Jane 4, 1915.  THE WESTERN CALL  H.-, H. .-STEVENS,  M.  P.  Editor-in-Chief  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  X\ .   . BY THE. '...-...  ���������TERMINAL CITY PRESS; iIJMITED  HEAD OFFICE:     .  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.  SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  PROGRESS OF THE WAR  THE GREAT FEATURE of the war this week  from a physical standpoint has been the titanic contest in. Galicia.  The battle seems to be still in progress and  there is reason to feel anxious as to the immediate result.  Our sympathy is with Russia who is so gamely taking such terrible punishment, and although  she has been unable to retain the fortress with  the hard name which she conquered after such  a long siege, yet there seems to.be no reason  to think that there is a fatal reverse suffered  because of such loss. Time is on her side, however, and if she can sustain the struggle at this  point a little longer her advancing new forces  will turn the scale in her favor again.  This is the time that the new army of Russia should be taking the field.  Politically there, has been the entry of Italy  into the field. As yet Germany has not declared  war against Italy. What this means it is not  possible to tell, but there may be one of a  number of reasons.  For instance, there is no doubt but that Ger-  manjy wants to gain an outlet upon the Adriatic.  Trentino and Trieste are as desirable to \ her as  they are to Italy, and would be of much greater  comparative importance to her, as giving Germany access to the seaV which Italy has in such  abundance otherwise. Therefore, it may be the  desire of Germany to have the complete handling  of this campaign so that if she succeeds her own  troops will be in possession, arid Austria could  be shouldered out by; Germany. . Realizing this  danger and relishing the falling of these provinces into the hands of. Germany as little as  their falling into the hands of Italy, Austria is  likely to refuse,to allow the German staff this  privilege/; ,X-:\'x V; ���������'���������������������������".';-"���������������������������  Germany may, therefore, be hanging back  from declaring war until Austria is obliged to  call for help, which will be given on these conditions, v  It is suggested on the other hand that Germany wishes to have at least one great nation  with which she is not at war when the tiipe  comes   to make peace, arid that, therefore, she  will not' declare war on Italy, but let her take/  the territory which," being Italian in people and  sympathy, should^ be hers; by right.   For what  Alsace arid Lorraine are to France, that these  provinces are to Italy:      ~  We further suggest that Germany has designs  of proposing to make peace by deeding all that  the allies demand in the way of territory, and  of beifig allowed to enrich herself at the expense of Austria,X  _ _ VWe^have. held if rom^the^  many would have certain milestones.     At the  first, failing to overthrow the allies at the start,  she would attempt to call it a drawn war and  stop. '. ��������� X -  Failing this she would later yield Belgium,  northern France,,etc., but demand compensation  in the German provinces of Austria with an outlet on the Adriatic. X  Failing that she will sell her life as dearly  as possible.  There are signs now that before long Germany will make a strong effort to obtain a peace  not too disastrous for her.  Again politically there is the controversy with  America.   .  What Germany seeks here is hard to fathom.  Probably she desires to add a great country  who has suffered little to the judges who shall  have a right to arrange the terms of peace at  the-last. In that case she will continue to provoke America until she joins the allies and  shortly after she would sue for peace before  there could be any great conflict with America.  Another factor in the consideration is the  large merchant marine in American waters.  These ships, if they remain there until the end of  the war will certainly be taken over by Britain  and France to replace the ships sunk by the  submarines. .Germany realizing this and that  thus the results of the submarine war would  be nil as far as the allies are concerned and  disastrous only to herself, would far rather  bring in the States, who would then seize the  shipping than see them go to Britain especially.  Again the serious note sent to Germany by  Holland appears to show that the patience of  that country is at last exhausted, and that her  entry into. the   war is imminent.  But for the titanic Russian conflict things have  been going well this week, and it is to be hoped  that there will be not too bad news from that  source  before   long.  ���������    ���������������������������'���������,  THE BRITISH COLUMBIA  METHODIST CONFERENCE  son District of the North, and from every other  section of the province the ministers and laymen  gathered for fellowship, review and counsel un-  der conditions made unique by the din of awful  war. As the session closed they went to their  fields of labor with larger vision, renewed hope  and more complete devotionX ! V  V  President Manuel closed his year of office  having administered wisely and successfully the  many important interests of the Conference.  President-elect Stillman, who for several years  has been secretary, comes to the office"with large  knowledge of church matters. Rev. R. Mclntyre,  of Nelson, was elected secretary. Connexional  interests were represented by Rev. J. H. Arriup,  of the Mission Board, Dr. T. A. Moore, of the  department of Social Service, and Dr. Crews,  editor of Sunday School publications. The patriotic note was repeatedly sounded during the  sessions. It was a touching moment when sympathy was being extended to ministers whose  sons had fallen on the battle field. Dr. Crummy,  who has two volunteer sons, noted that in all  Methodist parsonages known to him, in which  there were sons eligible, all were represented in  the enlistments. A message of devotion to the  King was forwarded. Chaplain Capt. Osborne,  of the 47th regiment, and a member of the: Conference, was given an ovation when he appeared  in uniform and gave an address. Apart from  financial report, which shows a small decrease  as compared with last year, the church has  made progress along all lines. The evangelistic  note has been struck throughout the Conference,  and large additions to church membership have  been made. Sunday School work is prosperous  with a net increase of nine per cent over last  year, the present force being almost twenty-five  thousand.  The outstanding feature of the Conference was  the debate on the educational policy of the  church with special reference to Columbia College. For three sessions the giants of the ministry and laity arrayed their arguments, elo-:  quence and humor, and the debate will go down  into Methodist history in the province as epoch-  making. There was no division of opinion on the  main question as to the necessity of Christian  education, but upon the particular policy of a  denominational college there were radical differences. Finally, the almost unanimous conclusion  was reached that for the present the plans for  Ryers'on College be held in abeyance and that  Columbian College work with slight modificatio1b.il  be continued as in the past. One of. the notable'  contributions to the debate was made,by the  Indian missionary; W. H. Pierce, of Port EsJ  sington, whose passionate eloquence thrilled the'  conference in a degree5heVoii to be forgotten.  r. Scott, of Victoria, rendered an important'  service in a series of morning addresses on "Thf  Message of Methodism to  the  Twentieth Ce������-V  tury."   By request of the Conference, Dr; Scot������j  will prepare these addresses for publication and !  circulation throughput the connexion. i,/r!  .J.J The Conference (this year sustains a great lossj:  in the transfer of a number of members  tp,!  other provinces,  vpr.^. Crummy becomes prin-V  cipal of Wesley College, Winnipeg; Rev. J3. "VST.-  Stapleford, priricipal-' dif Regina College j. Revs.'  R. N. Powell, G. K. Bradshaw and T. Green are.  called to pastorates in Ontario; D. W. Ganton to j  Manitoba, and Ji 'W...^^fjson- to Saskatchewan^'  Rev.; & -W. Mor^ntand^wjfe, recently of Col-j <  lingwood, have been appointed to the West China/  Mission field.   A number of other changes in  pastoral  relation  were  made,  but  these  wer������[  fewer than might have been expected.   The gerir>'  6ral testimony was that the conferenc providd;a,l  spiritual and educational uplif.t for all who at-j i  tended and that the vital problems had been!  well considered and would be adequately solved.  JITNEY   REGULATIONS  We publish several extracts  from the recent regulations passed by the city council in connection with motor vehicles for  hire.     They are as follows:  It shall be unlawful for any  person licensed under this by-law  as the owner or driver of a motor  vehicle while operating such vehicle for hire to permit or allow  a greater number of persons than  is hereinafter specified to enter  or be carried in such motor vehicle, that is to say:  (a) In the case of a motor  vehicle having, as originally constructed, a rated seating capacity  for five persons, a greater, number than seven persons, not including the driver.  (b) In the case of a motor vehicle having, as originally constructed, a rated capacity for  seven persons, a greater number  than ten persons, not including  the driver.  (c) In the case of a motor ve-  motor vehicle licensed under this  By-law* while such vehicle,is being operated for hire> shall provide and keep affixed to the rear  wheels of. such vehicle <_uring*  wef weather non-skid tires or  other non-skid appliances as shall  adequately and satisfactorily prevent such vehicle from skidding.  x ��������� x  ~. -'-' e ���������.        ,_������������������������������������   f  The owner or owners of any  motor vehicle licensed under this  by-law, and operated for hire  upon or along any street within  the city, shall individually or; cooperatively by any number of  such owners joining together for  this purpose file .with the city  clerk of the city |pf Vancouver,  a bond or security conditioned in  the sum of one thousand dollars  to satisfy the claim of any individual injured in any accident  which may be occasioned by any  motor vehicle, covered by such  bond or security, arid .$5,000 to  cover the collective claims of all  or any individuals that may be  hide having, as originally con- injured in any one accident oc-  structed a rated seating capacity J casioned by any such motor ve-  for more than seven persons, a j hide; such bond to be approved  greater number of persons, not'of by the Council of the City of  including   the   driver,   than   the Vancouver, arid to be issued by  number for which such vehicle  was originally constructed and  rated together with an additional  number of persons equal to 40 per  cent, of such originally rated  number. k  It shall be unlawful for any  person licensed under this bylaw as the owner or driver of a  motor vehicle while operating  such vehicle for hire to permit  or allow any, persons to ride on  the fenders or running boards, or  on any doors of such motor vehicle unless such doors are securely  and permanently fastened and  locked and seats permanently attached thereto.  It shall be unlawful for any  person licensed under this by^  law as the owner or driver pf a  motor vehicle, while operating  such vehicle for hire, to permit  or allow any person to enter or  leave such motor vehicle while  the same is in motion.  Every person licensed under  this by-law as the owner or driver of a motor vehicle, and while  operating such vehicle for hire,  and who'receives and discharges  passengers along any definite and  fixed route in the city, shall affix  and keep affixed to the windshield of such vehicle and on the  rear, of such vehicle conspicuous  signs indicating that such vehicle is for hire along the route  upon which he is operating such  vehicle; but iri no case shall such  signs be so affixed as to obstruct  the View b% tfee driver^ or coyer  the light or number of the license , of such, vehicle; and in the  eyent of such owner or driver  ceasing to operate on any such  fixed route such signs shall be removed and signs shall be placed  iou such, vehicle iri the manner  hereinbefore provided so as to indicate that such vehicle is for  hire. X  Every owner or driver  of  a  some guarantee company, approv-  d of by the council and made and  executed to the City, of Vancouver' as obligee for and against any  and all damages or compensation  which such owner or person driving or operating any such motor  vehicle may be liable to pay to  any person carried in or upon  such motor vehicle or to any  pedestrian or other person, who  may be injured by reason of any  such motor vehicle or the operating or driving thereof; and no  person shall operate or drive any  motor vehicle for hire upon or  along any street within the city  of Vancouver unless and until  such bond or security as aforementioned has been furnished and  except during such time that such  bond or security is in full force  and effect.       ;  It shall be unlawful for any  person licensed under this By-law  as the owner or driver of a motor  vehicle, while 'operating such mo-.  tor vehicle for hire, and when  such vehicle is actually in motion,  to collect any fares from or to  give any change to any person.  It shall be unlawful for any  person licensed under this By-law  as the owner or driver of a motor  vehicle, while operating such motor vehicle for hire, and when  such vehicle is actually iii motion  to colleca any fares from or to  give any change to any person.  It shall be unlawful for any  person licensed under this Bylaw as. the owner or driver of a  motor vehicle, while operating the  same for hire, to stop such mo-s  tor vehicle for the purpose of taking on or letting off such passeri-  gers at a lesser distance than  thirty feet from, any street crossing, or at a distance of more than  two feet from the curb of any  hall so that no collision could  street.  Since the advent of. the tango j  ticket on the B. C. Electric lines]  complaints have  been numerous j  regarding  the  transfer ^ problem,j  primarily from the Jitney Press,!  the so-called organ of the motor!  car drivers.   At the time of; the j  introduction of the tango tickets!  it was pointed out that. the only]  way- for the jitney inieri to meetj  the   proposition   of  the   railway]  company was ,to organize. This]  they have failed to  do, and so!  far as we know there has beeri j  no effort made to come to any  understanding among themselves.  The jitney traffic is now cut al-'  most in half.   A few owners v^ho  can afford to operate their cars  during certain periods of the day  are still doing business, but with  the bond recently levied by the  city council, it seems but a few  drivers can  survive  the  ordeal.  The railway company will, in a  few   weeks,,  have   practically   a  monopoly of the traffic again. For  this  the jitney  men  can  blame  themselves. v  They  had  probably  the  best chance  they will  ever  have   of   introducing   a   system  which must ultimately supercede  the present car system, and they  failed to take advantage of the  opening made for them by the  company.   There    are    a    great  many people who prefer to ride  in the motor cars, but until some  permanent, organization is effected there will be little chance for  them.  North Vancouver council" has a  problem at the present time to  deal with, only one of many. It  is in connection with the ferry  system. It has been found that  the system is going behind financially, and in an endeavor to  solve the problem one of the aldermen proposes operating one  boat only on a forty minute service. This system, no doubt,  would prove a great mistake for  North Vancouver to make at the  present time. As it is, the twenty,  minute service is none too good  for the many business men residing on the North Shore. It is  the ferry system that keeps North  Vancouver on the map as a residential district, and to, curtail  the best advertisement the city  has would be fatal. With rents-so  low in the city of Vancouver and  its surrounding suburbs,: the  North Shore could ill afford to  lose any of its citizens, something  that would assuredly happen if  the'.ferry schedule"were:> altered.  The United States has .90,000  regular and miMtia soldiers, ac^  cording to figures given in The  Scientific American���������30,000 regulars and 60,000 militia.  Lord Roberts when war broke  out appealed to the public to lend  field glasses for use of officers arid  non com missioned officers. In response io this appeal, his daughter, Countess Roberts, reports  that over 18,000 pairs of field  and talking plasses have been received, but that still more are  needed.  THE ANNUAL MEETING of the B. C. Methodist Conference at New Westminster was of  unusual interest.   From the new District of  Prince George, from the old and important Simp-  Vancouver Civic Centre. Flan Submitt ed by Theodor Somes and Bobt. H. M attocke- (Awarded First Prize) PSj^j^^irate^o^^^  T.T'ST  rjf?.  .* --.  /-"  /  1   Friday, June 4, 1915.  Is  THE WESTERN  CALL  Cut this out, sign it, and get your friends to sign it, and return it to the Call.  TO THE, WESTERN CALL:  Please enroll my name as a member of the Property Owners' League, and proceed with  the organization as speedily as possible.  Signature  Residence  Occupation  -  \  ���������                             .. 1     - , _  -  "*  .  -  '  v        1  _  Farmers' Day at the City Market  SATURDAY, JUNE 5th  Fresh and Cured Fish, Fresh and Cured Meats, Dressed and      ^  Live Poultry, Butter, Eggs, Strawberries,   Gooseberries,   Rhubarb, New and Old Potatoes, Fresh Vegetables of aU, varieties, :  Dreraed Poultry 7 Good Potatoes    ;  from 50c each up 75c Sack delivered  Come   Early   and Save Money By Buying Direct  THE GENERAL HOSPITAL  "The Glittering Lure" is,the  title given by' Bonnycastle Dale  to a story of bef ore-the-season fish  ing in the opening pages of June  Rod and "Gun, which is published at Woodstock, Ont., by W. J.  Taylor,      Limited. "Honest  "Weight" is an amusing tale of  two rival fishermen as related by  one of the French Canadian  guides who accompanied them on  their outing after "de beeg wan."  ''Three Swedes there were'' is  also a humorous story relating  the ������������������ i experiences' .of ..->������������������ a - " vulgar^  rambling trio" showing how  everything turns to ashes. to  those without a purpose. '' Sport  in and around the Rocky Mountains" "Carefree Pays in Newfoundland," etc., arid the regular departments which latter are  full of interest to the fisherman  and gunner, make up a very interesting early summer issue.  In memory of "A Very Gallant i  Gentleman," the late Captain  Oates of the Scott Antarctic Expedition, a silver statuette was recently presented to the Innisk-  illin Dragoons, his regiment. A  notable thing about this gift is  that it was the outcome of a  memorial fund to Captain Oates,  contributed by naval officers.  Oates was the only army officer  in the Scott Expedition, and this  tribute from naval men to his  heroic death indicates ,a; very  fine" feeling/        .   ; ''  BROADWAY SHOW  FEATURES HEADLINES  Aerial mail service sounds like  a dream, and yet it is stated the  United States government: has included $50,000 for experimental  work in this direction in its estimates for 19J6.  NOBLESSE OBLIGE  X-XX.X. :. .'���������:'   . x";  Yet, I knowed 'im when a middy an' they used  to call ?imXcuffs,"   ; X.-.  'Is father was the earl o' somethin' tboj  'E alus   'ad a stutter   'an used ter say "Bai  Jove,"  Wore gloves when there was any work to do.,  'E used to cuss like blazes when 'e  'ad ter go  ���������-.. on watch X.  An' say it was "a beastly bally bore,"  When the others used to snub 'im an' say 'e 'was  a fool  'Eused to smile an' stutter "to be surel"  But my! it was surprisin' the kindly things 'e'd  >     do, .  'Is division all stood by 'im to a man  An'   'e  alus  got a job done when  the  others  they   would   fail���������  ���������������������������_..  An' 'e 'andled men as only seamen can.  'E saw a lad once cry in' when the mail it came  ���������']..   aboard,  'An asked 'im just the reason o' 'is tears.  I 'heard 'im say, "Haw-���������beastly shame���������I'll dig  you up some cash,  Just send it 'ome to ease your mothers fears."  y/y//:k'-:' k in "'������������������  This last affair, whoever thought that "cuffs"  had got the. grit,        .       '  When the skipper shouted "volunteers "like'so,  An' "Cuffs" saluted quickly like an' officer an'  man- ���������"-. , -���������: < .  Said  "Haw!   Should  be   delighted  don't-chaw-  know"���������  'E   coolly   pulled   'is .gloves   on   an'   gave  the  word "shuve off"  We thought it was the last o'  'im we'd see   ���������  An' I never shall furget the cheer 'e got when  'e  come back  An' now tacked to 'is name 'e's got V. C.  ���������W. A. ELLIS.  Mary Pickford in "Cinderella"  ���������"The Power of the Press,"  and the Four-Reel Feature  "The Spitfire" for tbe Movie  Fans.  Manager Gow, of the Broadi  way theatre, has picked three  headliners for next week's show  that will attract many to the  most popular suburban picture  theatre-in the city. Monday ari^  Tuesday the four-pSrt feature  "The Power of the Press," will  be shown; Wednesday and Thursday the paramount four-reel Vfea1  ture, "The Spitfire"; and Friday  and Saturday the ever popular  Mary Pickford, in [' Cinderella,"  will no doubt attract every child  in Mount Pleasant. Included in  the first of the week prograrnwill  be shown a couple of side-order  fables by George Ade. XMoriday  evening three cash prizes totalling $10 will be giveri to the  holders of certain programs. All  are numbered this week, arid if  you are present arid hold the  lucky: numberXajtoouncedr _yfitt  win. .."���������.  Carlyle Blackwell is featured iri  the nautical drama ���������'.'The Spitfire "���������it is a whirlwind of laughs  from start tp finish. The usual'  weekly drawing will be held on  Wednesday evening at 8.30: Four  prizes will be given.  Mary Pickford as "Cinderella" at the  Broadway Next Week  Mary Pickford gives a new and  modern version of the heroine of  of the fairy story, and proves a  treat foi* people of all ages. The  production is one of the" most imposing and elaborate that has  ever been shown by the Frohman  enterprises, and Mary is shown  at her best. The program also  includes the popular Eddie Lyons  and Victoria Forde in "When  Her Idol Fell." Pathe's British Gazette shows the latest war  scenes from the front.  It is now nearly ^three years  since a social service department  was instituted in the Vancouver  General Hospital, by the Women's Auxiliary, and during that  time Miss Winnifred McLeod, the  nurse who was placed at its  head, has done a splendid work  with the co-operation and assistance of the members of the  auxiliary.  The great awakening sense of  social responsibility which is  spreading over the world lias  reached the hospitals and is  creating a 'new order of things  there, and the visible symbol of  this new order is the social service worker. _^Now when the hospital has relieved the patient's  physical ills it makes an effort  to ameliorate his social ailments  by looking into his home conditions and the nature of his employment. This is the work with  which Miss McLeod busies herself from day to day and many  exacting demands are made upon  her which calls for visiting,  planning for, advising and comforting those who by stress of circumstances come under0her care.  "Take the case of Thomas  Smith, for instance," said Miss  McLeod in discussing her work  with a caller the " other day,  "who is discharged as improved,  although still needing slight dress'  ings, and who is told to come  back for dressings three times a  week. He is a single man who  lived in a furnished room which  he worked, but his trouble had  made, his earnings intermittent  and his resources had become exhausted when he finally had to  give up and enter the hospital.  What awaits him as he passes  but of. the gate with the charge  to come back three times a week?  Even if he were able to work  what job could he get that would  permit of practically three half-  days' absence a week and where  is he to sleep and eat until his  fjrst pay day? Or take the case  of the widow who is in one .of  the wards now, brought here  through overwork and'who has  fpur children at the place they  call home. The oldest, is twelve  years of. age, the youngest a baby  Of six months. How can she  get well when she is tortured by  the knowledge that they have no  f|ood?"  In the case of the children,  Miss McLeod has visited them,  has1 seen that food and other necessaries were provided and has  made arrangements with a neighbor woman who will look tb the  care of the baby. It is impossible to estimate the amount of  good accomplished by: such labor  as this. It aids the physician by  investigating and relieving the  social conditions which hamper  the patient's recovery;,it ensures  the cure by seeing the patient  safely through his convalescence;  it tries to assist the permanently  handicapped to a means of. self-  support, and it safeguards the  general health by spreading the  educationaL-influence.,,of the hospital throughout the homes of the  community.     X  The city can furnish the hospital with no fund for this particular work, therefore it has to  be raised iri other ways and the  Women's Auxiliary has undertaken to do this. Formerly that  society gave practically all its  attention to the supplying of the  linen for the hospital, but latterly as the value of the social service work has become more and  more apparent the auxiliary, has  devoted more of its energy and  resources to its maintenance.  To-morrow this organization  will make a street collection and  appeal to the public to help in  this great humanitarian : movement, and those who have already given generously to other  demands should not forget that  the smallest contributions will be  gratefully accepted.  ��������� -it'   *M  ' V.-' a  Royal Standard Flour  Is Home Made  Made in British Columbia and.gives daily employment  to over a hundred British,���������JGoluiribia working men and  their families.  We know how GOOD it is, because we have tested  it ourselves from every possible baking standpoint.  But you can test its value at our expense. If it does  not suit you, your dealer will refund the full purchase  price.   *  ASK YOUR DEALER  Home-made Bread from home-made Flour when you  7    ' bake with VX  Royal Standard Hour  Vancouver Milling and Grain Co.  Limited  Vancouver,:    Victoria,     New Westminster,,    Nanaimo  ���������������  AX 4.  Ml  J;  ������...  The General Assembly,of the  Presbyterian church of Canada  opened in Kingston, Ontario,  on Wednesday last. Many members of the clergy,of the Presbyterian denomination of B. C. have  gone east to attend the annual  function. In connection with the  reports emanating from Winnipeg re the retirement of Dr. Mackay from Westminster Hall to  go*to Winnipeg, it is altogether  likely that no definite announcement will be' made in this connection until after the deliberations of. the assembly. Church  life and work will be fully discussed in Kingston, and the re  ports published in due course/It  is altogether likely that the General Assembly will meet in the  west next year. It is some years  since the assembly met in British  Columbia, and a return would be  most heartily, welcomed by the  Presbyterians of this province.  A trunk has been, invented  which the inventor claims can  stand the roughest handling.'  At a recent.test it was dropped  from a roof of a building - a  distance of ' two hundred feet.  The trunk was not damaged  sufficiently to need any repairs^  The RIGHT PUCE for  Bedding Ms  1  CITIZENS'    PATRIOTIC  SERVICES  John Bunyan -could not have  dreamed that his immortal work  would ever have been known in  India; yet "Pilgrim's Progress,"  in the form of a pageant, told  in song and story, was one of  the most impressive features of  the last annual conference of the  South India Christian Endeavor  Society, held in Mudura.  are held each Sunday evening  at 8 o'clock by Mr. John T. Stevens, in the Dominion theatre.  They are bright and. cheerful, and  the program includes an address,  solos, hymns and special prayer  for our soldiers, sailors and empire. 4 Sunday, June 6th, the address will be giveri by Rev. John  T. McNeill, M.A., B.D., of Westminster Hall. He is a very able  lecturer and it is expected that  there will be a; full house to hear  him. Solos will be rendered by  well-known singers; and an organ  recital will be rendered by Mr.  Thomas Parkinson from 7.30 to  8 o'clock. For,full partciulars see  Saturday and Sunday morning  papers. A very hearty and cordial welcome to all.���������J. T. S.  Bedding    Plants,  Celery and Cabbage Plants  Decorative Plants and Cut  Flowers  The .Right Place where you  get the Right Plants at  tbe Right Price  Keeler's Nursery  Comer 16th and Main  Pbone: Pair. 817'  PHONE  SEYMOUR 9086  _Some_of the British troops have  odd mascots. For instance, the  West Australians now on duty in  Egypt have as their mascot, a  kangaroo, which they have  called Billy. "  The Man who doesn't put by a  .bit from his wages for himself  each pay day is an enemy to  himself.  WSPAY  4 Pop Cent, on Deposits  Subject to Cheque  Credited Monthly  Reference���������Dunn's, Bradstreets,  or any Financial House of repute  in Vancouver.  flow, fraser Trust [o.  122 Hastings St. W., Vancouver  and McKay Station, Burnaby  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  XJMJTEP  Public Works Contractors  Head Office, 810-15 Bower Building  Seymour 1836  VANCOUVER CANADA  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  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 of all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  ,, WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  -x;-<  ������������������������'A,' S?-'5 ���������<��������� ������������������-?���������;'���������'  --.   :!/���������������������������,'  fX'X^.  .; . - -:'  pr:XXX' ��������� -  WJ--<-$A^hJ'-'-:..-  rV,������,X:;,;'V  r?u��������� - ��������������������������� .9^%; ������������������ ������������������;  &X-X-- ������-���������-��������� -  ������'iWi*,ii-i.,:--t; r k 'Una.*. 3 ji 11 *. i 'str. _ _��������������� *<_,,  . vj i������ ������fc������v ������:<rttf m t������ ili^*i r^i-i.Td^LTZr*.7W ��������� ;v.a^js^^*-'tsJ^,j^.t^i'U^������^i������>>i4<je������jarf...ili,.������.^.,__,,  C . M >Mk.-M>C^J>WMW*44i4a>vit. lK4^fcJ_--������i j ..l  [��������� "Vi'/!'Jt* uiamne*  l*  THE WESTERN   CALL  /..  Friday,; June 4, 1915.  WAR ITEMS OF INTEREST  Iv-xr..  m/ r  ix<ix  ixx  yj*  X:-������  ���������������������������".������*?-  !   .  X(The Liverpool papers have published some interesting interviews  Mjith members of the crews of the  sfiips destroyed hy the German  cruiser "Kronprinz Wilhelm" before her internment. An incident  described by the chief steward of  the "Coleby" was that the Ger-  Vriian officers on boarding a ship  made a thorough search for newspapers of. every description, of  which they took possession. "As  they were supposed," said the  .steward,-"to be in constant wireless communication with a station in Brazil. I could not understand the meaning of it, but I  found later that it was to present their own crew getting hold  of the news. The crew told us  that we were better off as passengers than if we had continued  on our voyage. Our ship, they  said, would have certainly been  sunk hy German submarines,  which had been successful in stopping all'British shipping. The  German sailors were also under  the impression that their army  had affected a landing in England. Their ignorance of the  state of affairs was astounding,  until we remembered they had  been at sea eight months and  their officers, who worild not so  much as mention the war, kept  news back from them. We could  have enlightened them, but as  they probably would not have listened to our stories, which would  have been so unpleasant to them,  we refrained."     '-  V The "Naval and Military Record '' publishes the following:  ���������"The magnitude of the task  which the navies of the Allied  Bowers bave performed since the  outbreak of the war is in a measure indicated by the fact that a  "year ago ������he actual tonnage of  Germany's merchant shipping  stood second in the world,, and in  v eight months the German flag has  been swept off the\ seas. This  means thafHhe enemy's mercantile  marine, which consisted of 2,388  steam and sailing vessels, with a  , total tonnage of nearly 5,500,-  000, has been paralyzed, so that,  apart from the fact that the  enemy'8 food supply has been jeopardized, the income of the hold-  , ers of-shares in many of the shipping companies has been depleted  almost to vanishing point. This  has already been shown by the  , .reports of some German steamship companies for 1914, and now  ' the report of the Reederei Aktien-  gesellshaft pf Hamburg permits  of a comparison in the case of sail  ing ships. According to "i1^ ���������������  4SBWV44*  [j^BS^S^iSSHif'.t^rvniniij--^  .<a^ie.-vigi  ii ��������� ������������������  . .rt_. .,.  fmm-'$i  'The Fin-  Vancouver's Civic-Centre Plan Submitted by Fred L. Townley (awarded 2nd prize)  tion, mainly in South American  ports. The outbreak of hostilities brought the earning power of  the company to a complete end2  and eleven vessels were captured  or detained by the Allies, while  all those on outward voyages are  now lying idle in neutral harbors.  The gross receipts slumped from  1,333,600 to 459,000 marks, and  the net revenue, after reducing  the depreciation on allowance  from 614,500 to 110,900 marks,  comes out at 161,300, as compared with 407,600 marks. The  dividend is scaled down from 12  to 4 per cent.   "  ADDRESS AT WHITE ROCK  (Continued from _?age One)  One reason why " Napoleon  was able to accomplish so much  was because he was able to get  ancial times," the Reederei is the I along with four hours' and a  biggest concern an Germany en-1 half sleep daily. Most people,  gaged in the sailing shin trade,|however, need eight .hours, at  and formerly had a wide connec- least.  COAJ-  "Ow Ooel basts longer."  ���������-   Ow Coal is better value thau any other ou the  market.   More beat.   No clinkers.  Wi  ���������It ������  i_  Millwood and Kindling, per load .. .$2.50.  Choice 16-inch Fir, per load $3.00  BUll-PERS' SUPPUES  '   Kilgard Firebrick, Sewer Pipe, Partition Tile,  Ftc. ) j   .  CARTAGE  General   Cartage,   Baggage   and   Furniture  Moved and Stored.  McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd.  Seymour: 5408-5409  \j'i:' -JkiUks!*i  Mount- Pleasant Liv6ry  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 84-8  Corner Broadway and Main A, P. McTavish, Prop.  and as this "has to be dpne  by private X enterprise X there  is always a heavy drain'on'the  money earned by the citizens of  the country. ' ���������_ f  There is, as has been said, therefore, grave reason to doubt whe-t  ther the people should be asked  out of their earnings to repay  the war debt. How, then, \ can  this be done?  We answer that the war debt  should be charged against the  public domain of Canada.  This is what is meant when it  is said that the Dominion.of Can4  ada is rich enough |p>.; bear its  share of that debt, l>ut that the  /ew people who occupy this* great  land are not.  Take, fpr instance, the land*;  Hitherto the land has been given  free to the settler as homesteads.  Because this is an established cus-j  torn it has been looked upon as  wise and right. But is it wise!  and right to thus give away the  public domain? It is true that  there should be. care exercised to  prevent such- immediate'payments;  being required at the outset as  to prevent the settler from get-,  ting started, but there is no earthly reason why there should not  be* a fair charge made for the  lands of the public domain, the  payments stretching over a long  term of years and bearing only  interest enough to meet the interest on the war indebtedness of  the country for a similar amount.  If the C. P. R, the C. N. R. and  other railroads find no difficulty  in finding purchasers for theft  lands at a fair price with a comparatively short term of payment  and at six per cent, interest,  what is there to prevent the government doing the same thing?  At the first glance this may  look like a backward step in the  matter of immigration, but is it  so? There are many classes of  persons coming to this country.  There are mechanics, merchants,  ministers who give their time for  the'service of the people, railroad men, etc., etc., and to none  of these is there any assistance  given by the government whatsoever. Now the pioneer storekeeper serves the community as well  as the farmer does, and often  much more so, but he gets no  help. Neither do the .others  named. Why, then, should the  farmer be the only class singled  out for such help?  Even then it is usually not the  farmer who reaps the benefit of  the homestead grant, but a speculator who applies for his grant,  spends the necessary time on the  same, does the minimum improvement required, gets his patent  and promptly offers the land for  sale for what it will bring. All  this is so questionable a line of  procedure that it should be questioned closely in any case. But  in view bf the war debt of the  country we say that theN whole of  the public domain of the country  should be charged with its share  of this burdent and that by payments -for- the lands the same  should in part be met.  The same line of reasoning will  apply to the timber holdings of  the country. Also to the minerals  and what not.  Debentures or scrip could be  issued with the public domain as  the security:  In case of the taxes which  must be levied to meetx the. outlay on interest etc., annually,  scrip or debentures might be is-  sued to a the payer of such taxes  so that at the last the money or  its equivalent would revert to  him eventually and at all times  he would,;have a< merchantable  asset to sh!ow for his outlay.  Oerraariy has issued fiat money  in great abundance based upon  the war indemnities she expected  to collect frpm the allies. But  Canada might surely issue scrip  against the . assets possessed by  the .Dominion 4nHsuch-great abundance arid of such excellent intrinsic value. -'...     X  CITY BY4AWS ON TBJ5 28TB  Monday, June 28th, was fixed  for the polling of votes on the  city council money by-laws. It  was proposed to make the date  Saturday, June 26, but the council changed it when putting  through the by-law fixing the  polling places.; They will be:  Ward One, Aberdeen ��������� School;  Ward Tw,o, Central School; Ward  Three, No. 1 fire hall; Ward'foUr,  City Hall; Ward Five, old fire  hall on Broadway near Main;  Ward Six, Fairview school Ward  Seven, exhibition buildings; Ward  eight, fire hall, Twehty:fourth  and" Burns. Owing to the fact  that new notice had to be given  to introduce the City Hall Bylaw again, it can not be voted on  at the same time.  We. sometimes speak of the  " island "of Australia; but in  area it is larger than Canada  Much of its surface is very dry  and many rivers are lost in the  sand; but underneath the surface is what Donald Murray, the  Australian writer, calls a "great  underground sea," which is  tapped by hundreds of artesian  wells. From some of these wells  the water comes out with sufficient force to furnish power for  electric lights for the villages  that spring up around these  wonderful wells.  The Ontario Provincial Sunday School Convention passed a  strong resolution protesting  against the beer canteen iff the  camp of the Canadian soldiers  in  England.  T1HE Printing requirements on your part  may be few or many, but  they, nevertheless, are important to you. A man  is very often judged by  the neatness or fitness of  the clothes he wears; so a  .business house is often  judged by the stationery  or the Printing they use.  Our Part  TF entrusted with your  order, on our part we  will give you the style, fitness and finish that you  desire to make your stationery or printing a credit  to you.  LL tbatXari extensive  printing plant, up-to-  date machinery and expert  workmen can do, is at your  disposal; and no printing  house in Vancouver is better  equipped to turn out anything m the line of printing  that you may need, whether  large or small, or that can  give you better service*  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Terminal City Press  Limited  PHONE FAIR. 1140        203������KINGSWAY I ^jgsa'tisns-sg-^^  XX3  ���������>v." Ti  v.    . r f f<  -. ���������   ,-<     ' ��������� "\  ���������    : v* ���������   ; <* . j  XX -X X 1  Friday, June 4, 1915.  THE WESTERN CALL  #  ��������� <     " - "-a  if       i<      *  -     V-  _ -    "������    i  =^  SPORTING COMMENT  A large crowd journeyed to  Athletic Park on Saturday* last  for the opeoin? gamn of the professional league It was the first  appearance' of the Westminster  team since the default episode at  Hastings Park a couple of years  ago, and many of the old familiar  fai'es were in evidence again on^  the red shirt team. The^ game  was a spectacular one in'many  respects, an J tlie score which was  10 to 7 in ���������������������������favor of the locals is  hardly a true evidence of the  play. It was manifest to all  those who attended the game  that the greeri\ shirts had easily  the edge of the Royals on the  day's play, and if that is a  true state of, the relative merits  of the teams, there should be nothing to it but the locals this  year. They had the edge on  the  New Westminster team    in  .many'departments,, and the prediction freely made in these columns in past weeks seems already  in evidence, thai the famous Minto Cup holders are going stale.  There was seldom any of the old  ������������������time dash that made the cup  holders famous in past years.  They played, a listless sort of a  game, and whether it was due to  the overwhelming superiority of  the Vancouver team," or not is  hard to say. Certain it is that  the Vancouvers played a great  game. The weak spots of the  holiday game were bolstered up  and the boys showed abundance  of ginger all the way through.  The   new   comers,   Roberts   and  ������onihctj, made good from the toot  of the whistle, the latter shoeing  some really swell^ stunts. Peacock  and Crookall worked very hard  on the home end of the team and  assisted very materially in the  score' tallies. Crookall is a regular  eel and had the big Rennie chap  on ice as far as lacrosse was concerned. The addition of Colin  McCuaig on the defence added  much speed to that department,  and despite the fact that his hand  is not yet quite right, he played  a most effective game and had  his check smothered all afternoon.  Johnson, dn, goal for the winners,  played a good steady game, but  allowed three eisy long shots  from Doughy Spring to slip past  him. Griffiths arid Pickering held  the close-in men of the Royal  attack in good style, and thej*  had little chance for a breakaway at all. On the red shirt  team Bun Clark had a weak day,  and, the defence seemed somewhat  erratic in their play. Spring, at  centre "was easily thte best man  of their team while the^ other  members of the attacking division did their best under adverse  circumstances. Pat Feeney showed a little old time form when he  slipped away from Pickering and  on a running shot fooled Johnson.  ' ���������V V   ��������� X' '.  The next game is in New Westminster <��������� on Saturday,- and the  Vancouver team is, going over  determined to beat the Salmonbellies on their own ground. The  green shirts will have the aid of  Mpunt Pleasant Shoe Repair Shop  BEST SHOE REPAIRING Oil THE "HILL."    .  Three Months' Guarantee on Work Done on Ladias' or Men's  .'XX'-"    -Shoes.  Work Done While You Wait.  Rubber Heels put on in Ten Minutes.  2429 Main Street, Next to Lee Building  Radiators  XArtisti^in: design,  Perfect jp^i^.  Made in Canada.  Taylar-Forbes Go.  :j_'Uf!TEP-x  Vancouver, B. C.   :  Billy Fitzgerald, who arrived in  town on Monday, and who has  been out with the boys running  off the effects of his trip. Fitzgerald is in the pink of condition and will be able to step onto  the field on Saturday and pull off  some of his 1911 stunts there. He  will be a tower of strength in  centre field, and the manager  would do well to give him a  chance in place of McLaren in the  next game. McLaren is a game  youngster and a comer for sure,  but his playing on Saturday was  erratic at times, and' this' ac-;  counted for Doughy Spring getting within striking distance of  Johnson so many times.  ��������� The cry has gone up from the  camp of the- Salmonbellies, the  first squeal of the season. . Kel-  lington, the manager, objects to  the canvas enclosure initiated by  Con Jones. In Saturday's game,  the managers of the Vancouvers  had the playing field enclosed by  a four foot canvas wall which  proved to make the field of regulation playing size. The Royals  say they were handicapped by it,  and that it helped some of the  Vancouver men wbo were not iri  coridition for a hard game. From  the spectators point of view it  was an improvement. The spectator does not care to see; these  rag games out along the boards  so often played in Westminster,  aiul on that account welcomed the  close-in style. The players were in  action all the time, with the re  suit that there were more goals  scored, and all the men had to  extend themselves to keep up the;  paee. Manager / Kellington will  make strenuous objections to it in  future, and perhaps the' Royals  will quit rather than play under  the innovation. The new feature  does not in any way impair the  effectiveness of the play, it is  within the regulation limits, and  lis an improvement worthy of the  (support of the fans, and Manager  Jones is to be commended on his  wisdom in this respect.  Jack Gifford made his first ap  pearance in the professional role  here. He is a husky lad, like the  other Giffords, and has also the  habit - of visiting the penalty  bench like his brothers. He  would do well to stay on the  field, play the game, and leave  the rough stuff alone. X  for fielding and shooting, and his  total of three goals is an afternoon's work to be proud of.  ���������   ���������   ���������  "Red" Donihee, the Cornwall  boy, made a great hit with the  fans. He is fast and tricky with  an eye for the nets all the time.  He is also game to the core,..and  George Rennie looked stale beside him on Saturday.  ,#   ���������   ���������  The Beavers are entertaining the  Tacoma Tigers this week. The  past week has been the most disastrous in the history of the team.  Last week Manager Brown released Wootel, arid since then the field  has been like a sieve. At the bat  the Beavers failed hopelessly, so  much so that on Tuesday, Wootel  was re-signed, and is in the game  again. From present indications  it looks 'like the cellar for the  locals ere long, but the hopes of  the fans are that they may regain  their batting eye and pull out at  the head of some of the games  this week. This is probably the  best chance they will have of  catching up on the leaders iri the  race for , the flag, and if they  lose out now it looks decidedly  bad for another championship  this year. X  HEATING EconoTuraMoFtocieMcy*  >      Our Business his bees built up by merit alone  LEEK & CO.  ������  Heating Engineers. *  1095 Homer St. ,Sey. 661  LUMBER INDUSTRY  IN MOTION PICTURE  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  G. Hurray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L .���������  Office Phone: y  ,       X     _    Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON *% MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture rianufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Katsomining  Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St. Vaneeuver, B.C.  *     -A _  Westminster tried out Cooper,  a recruit in the third quarter,  and be replaced Jack Gifford. He  played rather a good game, and  will be an addition to the attacking division of the Salmonbellies  once he gets, acquainted with the  style of play.  Johnny Howard had a busy afternoon   looking   after Roberts;  jThe latter is but a school boy in  ���������size, but he is as big as a house  i>      '  An  interesting  departure  has  been made under the direction of  the Hon. W. R. Ross to make our  people realize the great importance of the lumber industry and  ���������the necessity  of protecting  the  forest resources of British Columbia from damage by fire.  1 Moving   pictures   have   nowadays an educational power only  second to that of the press it-  iself.     Hence last year a number  of the motion-picture theatres in  the province were supplied with a  set of slides to be used in the intervals    between    the    ordinary  tiims,   the   pictures   bearing  the  following legends, each supported by a typical forest scene:  "One moment please! While  waiting, resolve to be careful  with fire in the woods."*  "Only six trees (shown in picture) but their manufacture into  lumber employed 100 men x'or  dne day.   Put your fires out."  "$400,000 reward! Is what  the lumber industry of the Pacific North west pays the community daily for labor, supplies,  etc..: You share it Be careful  with fire in the woods. The road  to prosperity lies through the  forests ��������� don't burn them up!''  The slides were seiat out under  instructions from the Minister bf  Lands with a letter explaining  the need for the co-operation of  the theatre proprietors in order to  reach a large body of the public  inaccessible by other means. The  result was entirely satisfactory,  both theatres and patrons expressing their appreciation.  This year the idea was extended, every motion-picture theatre  iu^Brjtigb^-Q-fe?bia Receiving a  set, the subjects being more di-���������  rCct iti their appeals, as is shown  by the iriscriptions:  (1)' " Wage earners and merchants. The lumber industry already employs over half' the  wage earners in British Columbia, and distributes over 20 million dollars annually for labor  and supplies���������make it permanent  by protecting the forests from  fire (view shown of export sawmill   with   shipping)."  (2) "Taxpayers! Forests pay  into British Columbia treasury  2Vfc million dollars annually. Prevent fires, and keep your taxes  down (logging scene)."  .(3).-"Hunters and Fishermen!  Green forests afford shelter for  gatm\ and clear water for fish.  Help keep .-.hem green (forest  guard in canoe on patrol)."  In utilizing the motion picture theatre on the lines described, a powerful agency has been,  recognized for reaching the general public. The posters displayed along the roads, and in the  neighborhood of logging camps  and sawmills are familiar to  many, while the woodsmen and  other followers of the open air  life are reminded of the necessity for care with fire every time  they use a forest branch whetstone.  The general public with its"  plans for holiday-camps, picnics,  and the like, will also be reminded of the fire danger, and will  undoubtedly respond as good citizens and shareholders in the  prosperity  of  the  province.  "SO GOOD" IS  4X BREAD  ��������� ��������� ' ��������� ���������   y*j ������������������ s  It's so good that thousands of good housewives,  daily shift the burden of baking Bread on our shoul-  '.' --.'I.'''-- '  ���������-���������      - .-''   '���������'   ���������..'..��������� ���������     ���������>    '    ���������������������������.������������������'  ders.    Home made on a big scale. That's 4X.  .-'.   X' r'   -���������.-���������..'"'.' ��������� "   ' f  \. ���������       ���������'  ":��������� XX x .  .     o' '  '���������"������������������   .-'.-'������������������ . ' *  Phone Fair. 44 for Shelly's 4X  &  i,  .v *  ���������X.  .1 <  Xx  X  i-x  X ..*  XX  ���������x=  BRITISH COURTESY  erous conversations I had with'  regard to obtaining a permit to  leave the country. No English  official and no Englishman with  whom we had to deal during the  days preceding out departure  parted with us without the moat  *:.>  '.���������������'  The Berliner Tageblatt publishes, without comment a remarkable tribute to the kindness  with which Germans in England  are treated.   The author of the ������------ --:- ��������� .. ..- -r~ -.���������-.  article is a fine art publisher, who^ll ���������Jf J**j** journey  on  many  tide, he says:   >  "Hatred against Germany does  not exist,V and the great feeling  ly Recently6 wturaed to' Ger- fa������������������* who g0 "F *** ftke  my.   In the course of the ar- fa* t^^^Z^lluZ  like, though, of course, gold is  prohibited.' Not  only   do   Germans receive kind words, but the  rtj  . *     f  XV A  of hatred that one encounters on  ar^yirig?^M 'Germany is quite for-  eign and indeed is incomprehensible to the English. ILdcauer's  song ot rJiate", the dreadful brooch-  esXi������<J Irubber stamps inscribed  1 -/l\  Vascoufer Civic Centre Plan Submitted t>y.Means. Doctor, Stewart ������1c Davie.  Shantung province. China, the  scene of the recent struggle between Germany and Japan, has  a population of .30,000,000 in an  area one-third as large as Ontario.  PROUOHT XH AUST3AW-V  tremendous amount of. relief  work which is undertaken - for  German prisoners aa well as for  German women und children,  would not bave been possible  without the collaboration of the  .,...��������� authorities and especially with-  with VtbeXvtads   "God   Punish out the financial help of the Eng-  Euglandx* haiye   not   produced lish people."  what onev might call a gratifying  effect frpih the German point of  view. A   Educated     Englishmen  with'whom' I spoke have a deep  aversion for the fabulous being  whom they call the 'War I-ord,'  and whQ, they think, completely  rules Germany and of whose nonexistence even the best educated  people cannot be convinced. Such  people,    however,    as   butchers,  bakersy- and -workmen- do-riot understand hatred between   people,  arid see in the mighty war only  a  contest  of  two   giants,   Germany   and   England.    For   the  enemy, who they now regard as  beaten, they have only esteem.  After describing the politeness  and courtesy of the English police, thie writer continues:  "Still greater consideration  and friendliness were shown us  by the home officials in the num-  Australia is in the grip of an  appalling drought, with cattle and  sheep dying by the thousands, according to Ellwood Mead, former chairman of the river and  harbor commission of Australia,  who has_ just ��������� arrived-at -San.  Francisco.  Mead places the number of  sheep that will perish at 180,-  000,000, and says that cattle are  going by the thousands. Hay is  selling as high as $60 a ton,  bringing the price of horses doWn  to $1.50 to $3 per bead.  The worst effects of the drought  are being felt in Queensland, Victoria, New South Wales and  South Australia.  Now is the  Time  to Buy  GARDEN  HOSE  ���������  ' ' "       ���������    ��������� -     '      '   "^   '���������  We have a special Sale of Hose on now.  Regular $5.50 for  - $4.75  Regular $5.00 for  -  $400  " "'.     ���������������������������'.-  This Hose is 50 feet long complete with couplings and  nozzle.     Phone us your order.   We make prompt delivery.  W. R. Owen J Morrison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 233^ Main Street  u  J  fiS^aE^. .* W������--i_s'ii-_j XKM juuvw '-V  8  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, June 4, 1915.  Falkland Islands. The; invitation  has been declined with thanks,  the skipper : intimating that his  first'duty'at tM-present timcXvus  to   look .1 fter' th _  nation's  busi  ness. '���������'-'-'������������������-'��������������������������������������������� -;  ���������*       *;���������;���������  *  XT  X  Rev. Newton Powell left on  Monday for Toronto, where he.a^v  -suracs the pastoral charge of a  L-re^e congregation.   .  ***;-'  ^Splendid new quarters for the  "local squadron of the B. C. Hose  vhave been opened at 1128 Alberni  Xstreet.  ���������   * -��������� ���������������������������>������������������  The weekly sewing meeting of  'the Silver Cross Circle of King's  Daughters  will  be  held   at   the  ���������home of Mrs. D. Scott, 1926 14th  ?' Avenue west, on Monday at 2.!!0  o'clock.  .���������   ���������   ���������  ; . Rev. E. W. Stapleford, of this  City, has been appointed to the  ? position of president of the Meth-  V odis;; college at Regina and will  , leave shortly to take up his new  ; duties.  WOMEN'S  FORUM WARD V.  *#M      ^   -f ���������- ���������      .'        -j.  ItXXxX  fctX '���������.-.- xx- ���������  ppx  V. At the regular meeting of the  Women's E)orum Ward V. Branch  '"on Wednesday afternoon next, 9th  ; inst., at 2.30 in the Oddfellows'  .Hall, an address will be given by  Mr. R.  C. Abbott, market com-  : missioner.      All women ratepayers and all women interested are  cordially invited.  ^    Mr. E. W. Keenleyside, for six  l^ears .president  of  the  Vancouver Y.M.C.A., has retired.     Dur-  .: ing his term of office, Mr. Keenleyside has  done  much  for the_  'advancement of the local institution, and his retirement, especially at'this critical period, will be  severely    felt      The    Y.M.C.A.,  along with many other institutions, is feeling the pinch of hard  times to a marked degree.  ��������� TheV Mt. Pleasant Dramatic  Society will repeat their trio of  comedy sketches on Friday even  ing of this week in St. Michael's  church hall, corner Broadway and  Prince Edward street, under the  auspices of the Ward Five Red  Cross Society. The price of admission is 20.cents and the entertainment is well worth the price.  In addition to hearing a good entertainment patrons of this event  will also help the Red Cross Society.  ���������   *   ���������  One of the pioneers of the lower mainland in the person of Mr.  A. B. Diplock; of North Vancouver, died last week after an illness of some duration. Deceased  was 52 years of age, and had been  long associated with commercial  activity especially in connection  with the Seymour Lumber Co.  His son, Tom Diplock, went to  France with the first contingent,  and is now a prisoner of war in  Germany.  -.'.-'.*   *.*.������������������������������������  For Friday and Saturday this  week Manager Gow of the Broadway, has made special arrangements for showing the successful  screen production of "Brewster's Millions" with Edward  Abeles as Monty Brewster the  man who has to spend a million  dollars within a limited period  and not tell his friends about it.  The efforts of these same friends  to prevent Monty from spending  his money recklessly are worth  seeing. A matinee will be given'  on Saturday afternoon. '  -���������������������������'���������' ',*'.'������������������ '*���������'��������� V'  A letter has been sent by Mayor Taylor to the skipper of H.  M.S.; Kent, now in drydock in  Esquimalt, extending an iuvita-  tiori/to the captain to bring the  famous, cruiser to Vancouver for  a visit. ���������.. If will be remembered  that the Kent was one of the  squadron that was in at the! sinking of Von .Spee's boats off the  MT.  PLEASANT Y.P.S.C.E.  VANCOUVER NURSES  GRADUATING CLASS  The regular meeting of the  above society was held Monday,  May 31st, in the school room.  The topic, "Why is it Wrong to  Gamble? "was taken by Miss M.  Baldwin and Mr. J. McCallum;  each giying.a very interesting and  instructiye paper on the subject.  The topic for next Monday,  June 7th, is " Body Under, Soul  on Top,"' and will be taken by  Miss li. Walton and Mr. Swan.  This being consecration meeting,  all members are expected to be  present.  *****  FARMERS' DAT  AT THE CITY MARKET  To-morrow, Saturday, will be  Farmers' Day at the City Market  and should prove a boon to consumers. Manager H. Edgett has  arranged with the farmers to.occupy space and sell their produce direct to the consumer. This  has been along felt need and the  citizens have asked many times  that this arrangement should be  established at the- market, arid  now that it has been done it is  up to the consumer to be loyal to  the efforts made by the city market committee and Manager Edgett as also; to the farmers, and  thereby start a new era iri1 the  life of the city market.  Rev. Dr. Pidgeon, pf Westminster Hall, has-decided to accept  the call from  Bloor street' cp%  gregation,   Toronto,   to   become  pastor of that charge, and it js  understood   will   leave   for , t^e  east 'iri a few; weeks.     Dr. Pii-  geon has been one of the .most  active of the clergy, in Vancoifc  Ver: He has: been associated wit^i  the ' Presbyterian church and. his  moving^ to'Tdronto will be a distinct loss to that denomination^;  Dr. Pidgeon has bad cKarge of  the congregation of Mt. Pleasant  Presbyterian church since the va  cancy caused by the removal of  Rev. J. W: Woodside to Toronto  last fall. o  Twenty-five young ladies who  have been in course of. training  for the. past three years at. the  Vancouver General Hospital  graduated on Wednesday of this  week. The names of the young  ladies , obtaining their , diplomas  are Miss Marjorie Heeley, Miss  Alice Peters, Miss Vlrene Clark,  Miss Grace McCullough, Miss M.  Shand, Miss Edith Whitaker,  Miss Bertha Wilson, Miss Jennie  Johnston; Miss Jessie. McLaughlin, Miss Rhoda Stentiford, Miss  Mary McArthur, Miss Adele  Perry, Miss, Nellie Waddington,  Miss C. Grace Dawe, Miss Jean  White, Miss May Leigh, Miss  Charlotte Black, Miss Elmore  Eaton, Miss Eden Pringle, Miss  Sarah Johnson, Miss Eva V.  Neiley,.Miss Elena Diilman, Miss  Emily Gilbert, Miss Nellie Thompson, Miss A. Isabel Powell.  Mr. J. J. Banfield presided at  the graduating exercises and re$J  ferred to the standard of the  Vancouver General hospital as  one of the greatest institutions  in our beloved country.  Mr.H. H. Stevens. M. P., was  present and made a complimen-j  tary  address to   the  graduating  class,   emphasizing   the   importance  of  the  profession.  Dr. Proctor also delivered Van  address tb the graduates.  Dr. McKechnie presented vthe  medal to Miss Irene Clark, who  headed the class, and in doing so  paid a big tribute to the training ; obtained in the Vancouver  General 'Hospital.'.-'"'"  FIRE APPARATUS MAY  BE GIVEN FIXED ROUTE  IV  BROWNE & BEATON  Chemists  &  Druggists  Main and Pender Sts.       TWO  Phone: Sey. 293 STORES  Davie & Granville Sts.  Phone: Sey. 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.  Bring her'to the coolest and sweetest place in town for a quiet  chat, and a dish of our famous Velvet Ice Cream.  PRIVATE BOXES  "'        X .. .   , /  THAT NEW STORE  Lee Building.  Ok Broadway near Main  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,    MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. C.  Report has it that Dr. John  Mackay, of ^Westminster Hall,  will move to Winnipeg shortly to  take up the duties of principal pj  Manitoba.college. The report if  evidently Jbo'previous in this cojif  hection as it is scarcely possible  that the move could be definitely  arranged before the meeting of  the Presbyterian General Asse^  bly. However, if the report b,e  true, it is to* be deeply, regretted  that Vancouver should lose such  a prominent citizen. Dr. Mackay  has proved to be a power for  good in this city. He has been  honored by men of all ranksvof  life for his stand on public issues, and his transfer .to Winnipeg would be a distinct loss to  Vancouver. As ^principal of  Westminster Hail he has worked  hard and accomplished much; as  a minister of the gospel he is fearless and kind, and as a citizen  is a leader in all that tends to  raise the moral standard of the  community.  ���������   '���������'������������������������������������  ���������'  The congregation of the Vancouver Heights. Methodist church  held���������a farewell social in the  church on Friday evening last in  honor of Rev. J. H. Hobden,  who is retiring from the pastorate of the church after having  been associated with the work of  the church ever since its commencement. During that time  the congregation has grown  greatly in numbers, and the present church building has been  erected. The large gathering testified to the appreciation of Mr.  Hobden's work and many were  the expressions of regret at his  departure. At the close of a  brief pfrogram Mr. Hobden was  called to the platform and presented on behalf of the congregation \vith a substantial purse  accompanied by a suitable address^ In response Mr. Hobden  spoke of the happy relations that  had always existed between himself and the people, making his  regret at leaving very real indeed. He pleaded for the same  loyal support for Mr. Mawhinney,  his successor. The evening's entertainment wa. brought to a  close with the serving of refreshments by the ladies of the church  followed by the singing of Auld  Lang Syne and the National Anthem. Rev. Mr. Hobden will  leave shortly for his new pastorate in Grand Forks.  The fixing of definite routes  for fire apparatus to travel on in  answer to calls from various  districts will be reported on by  Fire Chief Carlisle to the civic  fire and police committee as a result of enquiries about the death  of one fireman and injury to five  others on Tuesday night. -It... was;  proposed by Aid. Gale /that'; the  chief lay out routes from each  hall so that npXcpliis ion could  occur at a street corner such as  took placer  xThe chief reported that because the, lieutenant at the hall  had read box 65 instead of. box  56 the apparatus went to Howe  and Hastings streets instead of to  the C. P. ,R. warehouse section.  One* rig went along Nelson  street although it was customary  to go down Nicola street from No.  0; hall to Pender street. The  speedometer, he said, showed no  speed higher than 30 miles an  hour  on  th  vehicles.  ���������114' Broadway, Near; Main. P. H. GOW, Mgr;  FEATURES FOR WEEK OF JUNE 7  MONDAY and  TUESDAY  TM Power of the Press  ,��������� (4 parts)  Prize Drawing Monday Night. Save your Program.  ���������   ' ;���������������������������    ���������-  . .r--   ''��������� ���������;���������      ���������   '    ���������'-'    '  vnHMrasDAT      Tlie Spitfire  THURSDAY (4 part Paramount)  Prize Drawing on Wednesday Night.  r     x  FRIDAY and  SATURDAY  Mary Pickford ^  CindereUa  (4 Parts)        x  the Governor-General Sir Frederick Lugard, Saultations. We are  the people of Lokoja. We are  the servants of the King. We  are not a great province. We  &re a small town. yThe Etuira  give great gifts. They are great  people. We give a small gift.  We are a small people. See now  we give three hundred pounds  from out of the native treasury.  The King must use it as* he sees  fit to  use it.   We  are  the  ser  vants of the King. This year  the water will break our roads  in the rain time. We will work  with our hands, and make all  things again. No man will ask  for payment. We know that our  native treastiry has given the  money to the King.- If the King  makes war, we follow Him. We  are Mohammedans; we pray that  God may overthrow the enemies  of the King.���������From the Christian, April 20, 1915. X  junior lacrome pates  June,' 9���������-Olympics    vs.    Belvedere,  Cambie  street. V  June    16���������Fairview    vs.    Olympics,  Cambie street.  June   25���������Fairview   vs.   Belvedere,  McBride Park.  July    5���������Olympics    vs.    Belvedere,  Cambie street.  ^_JjUy:_fe-01ympics-vs.VFairview,"- McBride" Park. '  ������X  July    16���������Fairview    vs.    Belvedere,  Bridge street. X  >��������� July    26���������Olympics Xys.    Faiirvietw,  Cambie street. ���������    X  July   30���������Fairview     vs.    Belvedere,  McBride Park..   X-Vi.  Aug.    .5-^Olympics    vs.    Belvedere,  Bridge street.  PROFESSIONAL LACROSSE DATES  June .5���������Vancouver at Westminster.  June 12���������Westminster at Vancouver.  June id���������Westminster at Vancouver.  June 26���������Westminster at Vancouver.  ; July 1���������Westminster at Vancouver.  July. 10���������Westminster at Vancouver.  July 17���������Vancouver at Westminster.  Aug. 7���������Westminster at Vancouver.  Aug. 21���������Westminster at Vancouver.  BEAVEB8'    HOME    DATES    .  SYNOPSIS   OF   COAI.   MINING  REGULATIONS  The following is the schedule of  home games in the Northwestern League, eliminating those already played:  Seattle���������June 28, 29, 30, July 1, 2,  and 3.  Spokane���������July 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24,  25.   Sept.  13, 14,  15, 16, 17,  19.  Tacoma���������June 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; Aug.  23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28. Sept. 2, 3, 4.  Victoria���������June 17, 18, 19. July 12,  13,  14,  15, 16  and  17.  Aberdeen���������July 26, 27, 28, 29. June  7, 8, 9, 10.    Aug. 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14.  Standing   of   the ��������� Clubs  W      li Pet.  Spokane .24       17 .585  Victoria .;....: 24^    18 .571  Tacoma 23       21 .523  Vancouver   .....................20       23 .465  Aberdeen    ...........19        24 .442  Seattle .....18    ^ 25 .419  -        a&mes1 Today  Tacoma  at  Vancouver   (4  p.m.).  Spokane  at   Aberdeen. .  Victoria at Seattle.  SERVANTS OF THE KINO  The following quaint letter in  Arabic, accompanied a gift of  $1,500 from the Native council  of Lokoja to the Governor-General of Nigeria (influentially  signed) for the expenses of the  campaign in the Cameroons:  "From the Council of Lokoja to  Coal mining rights of the"' Domin-  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta,- the .Yukon Territory, the  North-west Territories and in a .portion of the- province of British Columbia,, may be leased for a term, of  twenty-one years at an annual rental  of $1 an acre. Not V more than 2,560  acres will tie leased to'one applicant.  Application f^r* a -lease must be  made by the applicant' in person to  tho Agent or Sub-Agent of. the district 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 outputr^of- the Vmine^at^tbe  rate of five cents per ton.     .    ~  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal ^mined and pay the  royalty thereon:'. -If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, but the lessee may be  permitted to purchase whatever available surface rights may be considered  necessary for the working of the mine  at tbe rate of $10.00 an acre.  For    full   information    application  should be made to the: Secretary, Ot  the   Department  of  the  Interior,   Ot  tawa, 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.  iP  I. PAHIS  TBE  SHOE  REPAJB MAN  '  ���������*.'-iii'  Cor. 7th and Main to.  24*6 MAIN STREET  Bring  your   Bep������ir  Work  hen  ma get a free pass to tbe Bro vi-  way Theatre   ^--; ������������������''���������'-������������������ .'������������������.r--'-J--A'^  "Book-keeping and Shorthand  Taught  rapidly and  efficiently  by  James Black, Certified T������*cber of  Commercial Sabjects  Phone: Fair. 16301.. or write 826  15th Ave.-Wert  Terms   on   Application.      Private  instruction by arrangement.  Kingsway Market  At 8th Avenue  Wve and Pressed Poultry, Hab-  bits and Pidgeons.  Potatoes, per sack 90c  Plants ot AXi. ������n4s  O. A: 8HABPE. Prop.  SHEET MUSIC SAU!  ���������    All 40c,  50c and 60c Music  2 COPIES FOB 5c  Latest  Songs, Waltzes, Marches, Two  Steps, Classical and Modern Music,  Everything   goes.  COWANS MUSIC STOBE  250 Kingsway, new 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,, - Marine,    Automobile,    Employers'  Liability.  Molson's Bank Building  .543 Hastings St. West  Custom Sboe Repairing  P. PARIS, Prop.  WORLD SHOE CO.  BEST SHOE REPAIRING Itf THE CTY  Work  Done  While You Wait  Work Called for and Delivered  Loggers', Miners', Clippies' and any Kind of Special Shoes Made  to Order. -..  64 HASTINGS STREET W.   Next * Columbia Theatre  Phone:  Seymour 1770. VANCOUVER,  B. C.

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