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The Western Call 1915-07-16

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 X '  "IX '.'i'l*   "-JX'' ,~ . V  xx;-  Bidding Plants���������Ont  Flowers, -Decorative  Plants. *_      >.  Floral Designs and  Sprays, etc. Phone  yonr order.  Xeeler'a   Nursery  Phone,  Fair.  817 1  15th and Main "  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western lliople  y  ,'fi  MT. PLEASANT   ..*  UNDERTAJONO  PARLORS.  :  ���������   162 Mb Av* E-  ^e^sonal attention ia  given and no details'  forgotten. Day and  Night Service. Phone  Fair. 189.  ^fo  VOLUME VII.  VANCOUVER,-BRITISH COLUMBIA, FRIDAY, JULY 16, 1915  5 Cents Per Copy.  THE PREMIER IN BRITAIN  /,  WE ARE ALL THANKFUL" that the Premier  reached the shores of England safely. As was  the  case  with  the  Lusitania  rumors  went  t *  out that the Adriatic, on which Mr. Borden  crossed to England, would be torpedoed. Uneasiness was felt throughout the Dominion until  the safe arrival of the ship. was announced.  What is the significance of the visit!;  Nothing has been given out as to this, and  perhaps there, is  no  reason to, suppose  that  there is much importance attached to the visit.'  Yet certain things are( clear.' V v  Before the war ends therie wiHy be the necessity of much close intercourse between the mother country and all the  parte of the Empire.  There  are  interesting matters  ahead  to  be  adjusted between us, and the mother country,  and the other parts  of the Dominion.  X When peace is  made who will do the work  for the Empire!  "Britain, of course," is the. ready answer to  this question,   x V:X.X      /  In ordinary matters ,of peace anii war this  would be correct, but this is not an ordinary  matter of peace and war.vX  Britain makes all such treaties for the Empire at large.   But it must be remembered that  ^Britain has handed the right to  make commercial treaties to t^e Dominions over sea."  Now, we misread the signs of the times greatly if the matter of commerce-does 1 not enter  very greatly into any settlement whiclKniay be  made with Germany and Austria.  Germany has destroyed deliberately' the industry and commerce bf Belgium with the intent that the trade so destroyed shall never be  re-established, but that it shall pass to Germany.  So she has the trade of northern France and  with .the same determination. Now, is Gerniany~  to be allowed to profit by this as she has proposed to herself.  She has done the same thing in Poland^ and  with the same thought. ,  She has intended the same thing with Britain, and if she should win wpuld wipe out the  British industries that she m^||t!t ;lr%^{^<sitoe by  conquest in the, industrial and commercial world.  If the'physical conflict stopped to-morrow,  she would reap the result of her brutal. policy  unless prevented by the commercial treaties, of  tho ftthor nations,  V.X-.~__j x     - ���������"������.������.,  ' J Now this phase was no doubt discussed at  the historic meeting of the three chancellors.  Russia can answer for herself.1  France can answer for herself.  v  Britain, however, can answer for Great Brit--  ain only and. not for the Empire.  Canada must answer for herself as must the  other overseas Dominions.  Well, then, it seems reasonable to suppose  that as soon as the faintest sign of the dawn  of a day of peace shows on the eastern sky  that there shall be the earnest taking up and  considering what shall be the attitude of the  overseas Dominions in such a case.  Doubtless all will agree that there must be  differential treatment for the enemy countries  for our allies and for the other parts of the  Empire. "��������� .,, ��������� -.XX . '-���������.  -There is only one sign that peace is drawing  nearer, and that if the physical attrition being  Xlu^ered by thef enimy.TGrca,t asXs the j*upply  of German manhood, there is an end to it, and  that end is appreciably nearer than it was a  year ago. In due time the end must be reached-  but there does not appear much to warrant the  expectation. But even though that end should  be ii year or eighteen months away there is so  much to arrange in the matter indicated that  the time may not be too sodn now to begin $0  look into the question.  It seems certain that we have come to the  end of Britain's free trade, for it is unthinkable that after all that is past and yet to come  Germany will be allowed again the one-sided  privilege of exploiting the British market while  she debars Britain from her own.  It also seems/Certain that there will be a  closer bond between the parts of the empire, and  that one thread of that closer bond will be  commercial.^ '  Therefore, we may look for the entire remodelling of the fiscal policies of the various  parts of the Empire, and of the allies as well  to meet the new conditions and to protect us  from the continued unscrupulous aggression of  Germany in commercial matters after the war  is over.  NewjYork Market Seriously Affected   : ;���������  SPECIAL DESPATCH  TO THE CALL SAYS SECURITIES UN  STEADY-WAR MAY LAST TWO YEARS MORE  New York, July 16���������The New York money market _ is seriously  affected by the unprecedented rate.- The British war loan at four and  a half has caused an increase in all lines. The market is also affected  by the heavy selling of American securities in London, which New York  must protect, such as prime railwa,y and municipal bonds. These are  being sold at a considerable reduction from original price. They are  also taking a large amount of British issue, making Canadian issues unattractive, except at very favorable terms. Western municipalities are  not favorably received, as it is rumored in New York that the Dominion is about to make a large issue, which also makes ordinary bonds  unsalable. Universal sentiment among influential "financial circles is  most favorable to the allies," but there Is a growing conviction that  the war will last for another two years. These convictions are based  on huge orders that are now being placed %y the allies for long time  delivery of all classes of war material. There is also a general opinion that President Wilson must stand firmly in defence of his original  position. The German note is looked Upon as arrogant and impudent, and is strongly resented. , The opinion is freely expressed that  if Germany refused to rectify her policy, America should break diplomatic relations. They also blame Bryan .as -the chief cause of the  trouble.  /  *������  *  THE WAR  MANY FEATURES of interest emerge froni the  war which attract the attention of -the people ,  who carefully read the happenings of the  week. ,       X- ^  - Th������ Submarine War - " \  .Many boats, British and neutral^ have beetf.  sunk by the submarines.   But, as we said in a  former issue, the activities which destroyed with-;  out remedy the lives of non-combatants has in  a  measure  been  restrained.  Other liners might have been sunk probably  had the supreme effort been made to sink them.  But there has not been a second Lusitania incident as yet. We believe .that there is not likely to be while the great tragedy is the subject of  controversy between the German government  and the United States government. When that  controversy is finished either the matter will  become better or worse. That is to say, if the  United States can be kept out of the conflict  by Germany there will be less ruthlessness displayed for fear of bringing her in on the  side of the allies. But if she once goes in then  there will be no gain in restraining the devilish spirit of destruction now possessing Germany  and we may look for#the utmost destruction she  can work in this matter. ^  Hitherto there is doubt in the minds of the  thoughtful as to how the balance stands between Germany and the Allies with regard to  the submarine warfare against merchant craft.  True, Germany has sunk many merchant  ships of a certain class and in so doing she has  scored.  But it is also true that Germany has lost  many submarines to the allies and has, it may  be  assumed, that the first class submarine is at  the least as expensive as the class of merchant  _ man which has been destroyed, the balance is  "probably in favor of. the allies.  Especially when it is remembered that many  of the submarines are captured and have passed and are daily passing to the allies, thus increasing their supply  of these ships.  Germany is lead to believe that great things  are being accomplished by this submarine war,  but if. the inside history were told it would not  be so popular v with the German people it is to  be expected.  BUY HOME PRODUCT  Y ��������� JUSTD WHITE PRODUCT  Spain is at present experiencing difficulty  in maintaining neutrality, and in a further effort  to preserve it, an official order has been given  not  to discuss the "question in public.  It is learned in Berne, Switzerland, from private sources that Germany recently issued orders, for 15,000 motor sledges, in view of the  possibility' of another winter campaign.  Admiral Oscar von Truppel, at one time governor of Kiao Chow, the German concession in  the Chinese province of. Shantung, captured in  November by the Japanese; contributes an article  to 'Der Tag' of Berlin, warning his countrymen  not to underestimate the danger of a breach  with the United StatesN, and asking them to weigh  seriously the question whether the value of Germany's submarine warfare against British commerce is great~ enough to justify a continuance  of its present form at the expense of a rupture  with the transatlantic nation.  Russia is to have a special Board of Military Supplies, tb be presided over by the Minister of War, and to be comprised of the president, four members of the Duma, four members of the Imperial Council and four representatives of Industry and Commerce, all* nominated by the /Czar, to whom alone the Board  will be responsible. They will have extensive  powers for the production oi munitions.  Dr. W. H. McLaughlin, an American physician and scientist, who served in the Spanish-  American war, and who has a laboratory in t  Brooklyn, says that the idea of using tanks <for  asphyxiating gas. in warfare was tested out on  Staten Island last January and was offered to  the British embassy in Washington at least  three months before the Germans put into effect . their scheme of pouring chlorine gas into  the allies' trenches in France. Whether the  Germans got a line on his idea and developed  it themselves. Dr. McLaughlin ist unable to  say. When the British embassy declined to take  up his suggestion the doctor dropped it.  THERE yHAS BEEN a large return io tbe soil  .<   by many of the people of the lower Fraser  j(L.who are out of work.  ^The writer stood'heside-* man who went out  of i the city where he was out of work, and'  whose family was in danger of becoming a  public charge, and who bad obtained the use  of some land on shares for.the growing of vegetables for the Vancouver market.  A Vancouver storekeeper came along and  watched for a moment the work of the gardener and then he said, "What's the use of your  working to grow these things, we can^ get all  we want of the Chinamen, and can get it cheaper'I expect from them."  That is the kind of lack of public spirit  which is killing Vancouver today. Send money  to America for imported milk, eggs, poultry,  fruit, vegetables, because it is a little less labor to get it delivered from, the train or boat to  the warehouse than it is to buy from the farmer  or because it is a fraction cheaper. But every  dollar so sent away is transferred from this  community to that to which it is sent. Tt  ceases circulation here and enters into circulation there. To the impoverishing permanently  of this community and the enriching of that.  Again, the paying of good money to support  the Chinamen who is an alien to the end of  the chapter, money sufficient to keep many  many families of our own people in comfort  shows the same lack of public spirit.  If Vancouver people do not awake to this  matter then they have not the spirit which will  eventually build up a strong community, and  the sooner they leave the place and are replaced by a more public spirited population the  better.  The housewife should enquire as to the produce and see that the money she spends is contributed to the maintenance of 'the white population of our own community.  Money so spent is just as good, in fact better than money given for the relief of the distressed among our own people.  DO SAFETY ORGANIZATIONS PAY?  A COMPANY of Wheeling, W. Va, makes the  announcement that during the time accidents  were decreased (64.3 per cent, in 1912 and  85.6 per cent, in 1913 over the record of 1911)  the Company suffered no loss of production. On  the contrary, the sum total of safety work has  resulted in a material increase in production  throughout the plant. .  A New Jersey copper work company, during  the year from September, 1913. decreased accidents 22 per cent. As the Company's safety  department has been in operation for little more  than half of that period, however, the accident  rec&rd really shows a decrease of 34 per cent.  A mining eompany has just issued the first  ^annual report of its safety department. It  was difficult to make a comparison of the year's  record with those of former periods, as. complete  accident records had not been kept previous  to the organization of the safety department.  Nevertheless, the Company has found that fatal  accidents have been reduced 55 per cent, and  serious accidents about 40 per cent.  These figures show what can be accomplished by co-operation.  THE BOARD  OF INVENTIONS  SOME ISSUES AGO the Call suggested that the  time of the.inventor had nearly come.     A  glance back at that article would be interesting at this time.  It was pointed out that the inventor had  been usually looked upon by the British departments as a nuisance to be rigorously abated. It  was pointed out that men in the services, army  and navy, were not permitted to profit by their  inventions.  Now there has' come the establishment of the  Board of Inventions.  We look for much good to arise from this  step. There has always been strong evidence  of that constructive imagination among our race  which enables its scientists and mechanicians to  lead in applied science.  . But,of late years the way of the Inventor has  been hard because of the obstacles thrown in his  way. ,      '.  Germany on the other hand has encouraged the talent of her people in this line. Now  those who know the two races would say that  the German lacks .in that form of imagination  which invents new, ways to apply science. This  is so, but, by the methodical cultivation of the  faculty and' encouragement of. those who labor  in that way, the. Germans have left the British  in many lines' behind. Most of these ��������� so-called  inventions have been stolen" and developed by  them, nowever.        , v  With such a board as has now been appointed there should be the immediate bringing  of new devices forward as will place the Briton  in the van again.  Already there is said to be a detector of the,  submarine which will enable a boat to locate  it many miles away and to keep in/touch with  it until it must come to the surface to act or  to get supplies and then the dealing with it will  be easy. X   - ...  ��������� There is nothing startling in this, as the  water carries sound so readily. Such under  water detectors, leu fully developed, have for  some time been used by surface-ships to detect  the appWo>Y(rf p#wr ships and so to avoid col- ���������,^-  hsions.     -    Xx'-    .,        -    -    sl ^      _.., XfXx-^X ���������  It is to be supposed that the sudden orowX!i"������fYv- X  for high, powered. mofor boats e%nBhle^qti}^e^^yysyJ/\  ing the sea, carrying guns, and mfh**'iQem\v^f'K-X  of.fifty miles an hour has i^me ^.nfotesNt* + x,,t"'  this-invention; , -i���������.tl--������.a.���������ct^s.��������� ���������^  ��������� v^tv*"!^'v ���������  TOE EASTEBN OAMPAKW  IT SEEMS AS though the outline given in the  Call some weeks ago were being justified,  namely, that the Grand Duke Nicholas was '  "using his feet" in'the campaign instead of  standing up and taking the "gruelling'* the  Teutons had prepared for him. And it looks  as though he had succeeded in running them,  out of breath.  The Teutons have gained some destroyed  and barren territory. They have spent enormous numbers of men, and untold quantities of  ammunition, but they have not broken or demoralized the Russian army, and the time is now  come ^vhen the possession of these expended men  and munitions would be a matter of life to  Germany, and -the -want- of- them- will-surely ���������  be a matter of death. In tbe meantime the Russians have been strengthening their supply of  munitions, they have doubled the supply of  their men or nearly so, and it is to be hoped  that they will be well able to care for themselves.  It seems to be the determination of tho  Grand Duke that he will not spend more men  to gain or retain barren territory, and so he  may give back still, if it best suits his plans  and enables him to destroy the vital strength of  the Teutons, but when the time comes he will  come back again in greater strength still.  The Western1 Campaign  For the first time this summer the news  comes that the Germans have given ground before the artillery fire of. the British, and that  Gen. French has accordingly been able to enlarge his gains. .  How much this may mean. It has been the  plan of the British leaders to reach this stage.  Germany may throw away the lives of her men  as a thing of no value. But not so Britain.  There should not be one life sacrificed needlessly. To this end has been the organization  of the nation to produce munitions. To this end  the nation must drive the factories to their  limits. The war should be fought in the factories, and will be if the leaders of the nations  have their way. Then when the artillery is able  to hurl a tornado of death ahead of it it may  be hoped that with the saving of men the army  will be able as it was put at the beginning  of the munitions'campaign, to blast their way  through Belgium" and Northern France to the  German line.  The statement of the French minister that the  British were now able to supply plenty of munitions is the most cheering word which has come  for  many a day.  As the decline in the birth rate of France  has been particularly noticeable since the war  began, measures are being urged to help solve  the problem, such as a tax on bachelors and  the prolonging of their military service, while  decreasing that of the fathers of families, and a  diminution in the taxes on the heads of families. THE WESTERN  CALL  The Peace River section of the  great territory to the north is  attracting much attention at the  present time Oh account of its  remarkable possibilities, and the  numerous settlements which have,  during the past few years, been  established, have practically de-  imonstrated that the glojring accounts which have from time to  time reached the outside world  as to the fertility of Peace River  country, have not been exaggerated.  Peace River, which has lent its  name to the cotintry along its  banks, whether in> British Columbia or northern Alberta, is formed by the junction of Finlay and  Parsnip rivers, two transmontane  streams, and is the largest and  longest of. the tributaries of the  Mackenzie. It rises in and drains  a large district to the west of  the Rocky mountains, and then  continuing eastward, drains a  large'���������country lying along the  eastern slope. Its length, from  the confluence of the Finlay and  Parsnip rivers, to the point at  which it unites with the waters  flowing from lake Athabasca to  form the Slave river, is seven  hundred and fifty-seven miles, but  from Summit lake the source of  its principal branch, it is over  nine hundred miles. From the  confluence of the above rivers,  the Peace flows in a general easterly direction for some three hundred miles to its junction with  Smoky, falling in this distance a  little less than eight hundred feet.  The country through which it  flows may be considered as a  plateau in which it has excavated.   V  The Peace has a rather deep  valley, and a number of streams,  Pine river from the south being  one of the largest, discharge their  waters into it. Back from the  river the country is mainly level  or rolling, and is thinly wooded.  Below the mouth of the Smoky,  the largest tributary, the Peace  turns and pursues a ��������� winding  though a northerly course, nearly  to Fort Vermillion. It is bordered at first by steep sandstone  cliffs, but its valley gradually becomes wider and shallower. Extensive plains comparatively level  and clothed with grass or a  sparse growth of poplars, border  it on both sides. North of Fort  Vermillion this character of country is said to extend to the valleys on Hay and Buffalo rivers.  The country between Peace river  and Great Slave Lake, however,  is very little known.  The excellence of the land in  Peace driver country for farming  purposes is well known. Avast  fertile region, larger in extent  than Manitoba, well wooded with  abundance of fresh water, of excellent soil, rich and productive  and in all probability possessing  unlimited quantities of good coal.  The climate is most salubrious,  and by all accounts milder than  that of Manitoba. On the exten-  Rennie's Seeds and All Kinds of .Seed Potatoes  Delta Grain and Feed Store  1547 Main Street  Our Specialty  Potatoes and All Kinds of Vegetables  Free City  Delivery  Phone: Fairmont 2144. Vancouver, 3. C.  WOOD  DOMINION WOOD YARD  "SPECIAL"  3 Loads of Edgings $5.00 in No. X District, also  All kinds of Will Wood  Phone: Fair. 1554  "Pride of the West"  ; .PRANP  OVJ3&AW& SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  OfcQTOJNCr  MANUFAOTUEED IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, BUIR & CO., UP.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  Por Fresh and Cured Meats  ���������'-'������������������������������������'-' '������������������',��������� X|  go to this Old Reliable Market  It is not excelled for Quality or Prices in Vancouver  f '  Weekly Prizes Given Away  Phone: Fairmont 257  sive plains bordering on the river, both north and south of it,  snow rarely exceeds: two feet 'in  depth, and never packs.  The travellers and traders who  have been in Peace River country are as enthusiastic about its  picturesque appearance as about  its apparent fertility. One,  having reached the river a few  miles above the Smoky late in  September, thus describes the  scene: "We feastedour eyes on  the glorious landscape now mapped out before Us. A strong,  westerly gale was blowing, but  the air was so warm and balmy  that to recline on the beautiful  grassy sward, full face to the  blast, was positively delicious.  For several miles to the southwest the noble river, flowing  eight hundred feet below us, on  its silent course to Arctic ocean,  could be distinctly traced as it  meandered through its mighty  valley. Several large and wooded islands, dotted its surface here  and there, causing eddies and  whirlpools, which in their turn  made long and faint streaks of  foam, barely visible in the distance. From our position, a  boundless and nearly level expanse of country could be taken  in at a glance, the only breaks  being the great valleys of. the  Peace and Smoky fivers, than  which nothing we had ever seen  could be more beautiful, the former especially in its magnitude  and depth, surpassing all we had  anticipated."    X  Oh the course of the river  the main settlements or outposts  commencing on the west and.following down the river, are: Fort  Grahame on the Finlay, and Fort  McLeod on the Parsnip rivers,  Hudson Hope and Fort St. John  in northern British Columb'ia;  Dunvegan, Peace River Lauding,  Fort Vermillion, ������nd Chipeway-  an, on Lake Athabasca, in northern Alberta."  Starting from the Parsnip and  through Rocky Mountains, the  good country - for agriculture  commences at Rocky Mountains  portage at Hudson Hope. From  that point down the country is  suitable for agricultural v purposes, the whole distance; on the  prairie above the slopes of tluf  river. The nbrthV bank of Vtne  river, that is the one facing  south, has hardly any wood, but  is covered with berries and considerable cactus. The other .side  of the river, facing the north, is  covered with spruce down to the  river's edge, the whole upward  slope. It is only the banks th4t  are wooded; above, on the prairie  there is poplar and willow in  clumps.v It is of theVsame character as thie North Saskatchewan,,  but with -much taller grass.   X  The wild pea of vetch grows  all through-the Peace River yajl-  ley, but is particularity noticed  on the plateau above St. John.  Here it was actually measured  and found to attain a height of  eight feet, while the weeds, such  as the purple fire weed of the  east attained a height of seven  feet. These are.given in illustration^of ^he^ wonderful-luxuriance of. the common plants: on  that high plateau. The vegetation  throughout the whole Peace River valley is of the most luxuriant  character, and it seems mbre like  that nearer the tropics than a  country drawing near the Arctic  Circle.  The country is beyond a doubt  suitable for agriculture and mixed farming on a large scale. Successive years of experiment have  demonstrated the practicability  of the growth of wheat, barley,  oats,, potatoes and garden truck,  at all points along the Peace river. An old settler at'Fort Vermillion said that Indian corn had  ripened well there for fifteen  years, and at Battle river corn  ripened three years in succession,  and that frost never injured anything on this part of the river.  There 'are large areas where excellent hay grows, and the, country is eminently suitable for  ranching, horse and cattle raising.  As the territory is so large it  is impossible to give a general  description of the whole of it, and  different districts have their distinctive characteristics. Grand  Prairie, in upper Peace River  country, is over seventy miles  across, and is probably the larg-  gest area of open country. This  narrows down going down the  river, and the Country is wooded  and partly muskeg as far as Fort  Vermillion, then there is another  lar^e area of prairie. Taking  the upper reaches of the country,  northward forty miles from the  river, the country is partly muskeg, with ridges that are always  covered with poplar, and those  ridges seem to be good agricultural land. ., ������������������ X .       '  Some consider the climate of  the Peace River country as the  finest in the world. The usual  snowfall is from eighteen inches  to thnee feet. Ice begins to run  in the river early in November,  but in some seasons remain open  until the middle of December. It  generally breaks up early in  April. The prevailing wind is  from the southwest, and during  the winter the Chinook winds  prevail in the upper, country.  The three growing months are  generally dry, until the middle  of July; then some seasons they  get considerable rain. There are  summer frosts some seasons, but  still they are not so destructive  as in the country farther south.  These frosts are purely local, and  it is considered that were the  country settled they would be  less likely to occur. - The, early  part of the summer is generally  dry, while the weather in the  fall is very pleasant indeed.  Regarding the timber resources  of the country, away from the  prairie, the remainder of the surface is generally-occupied by second growtb forest, occasionally  dense, but more often .composed  of aspen, Cottonwood and birch*  with.a greater or less proportion  Of evergreens. ; Some patches  of the original forest remain, par  ticularly in the river valleys, and  are composed of. fairly large trees,  among which the spruce is most  abundant. From the mouth of  the river near Chipewyan, ap  preaching Fort Vermillion, there  is some good timber, and stretch  es for a considerable distance  farther north.  Gold has 'been found, in many  bars of the Peace river arid there  are plenty of indications of iron.  Deposits of coal,, lignite and gypsum are known to exist in many  places, so- this country may de-  XeJpR  ^meV^  when the country is opened up.  There are also plenty of indications of oil, salt and sulphur.  As to the general game and  fish resources of the region, they  may be said to be prolific. Fish  of all kinds inhabit the streams  and lakes, while ducks, geese,  prairie chickens, and grouse are  found all over the country. In  larger gavae, the wood buffalo is  found in small herds north of the  Peace. Moose and caribou are also  fairly plentiful in many sections.  A NATION-WIDE  MISSIONARY CAMPAIGN  Forty thousand churches are to  be invited to send delegates to  the convention of the ; National  Missionary Campaign, to beheld  in seventy-five of the leading cities of. the United States beginning in October. All the important missionary boards and societies of the country, including  those carrying on home missionary work, as well as the foreign  mission organiatiohs, are co-operating in the campaign, which is  being organized by the interdenominational Laymen's* Missionary  Movement of New York.  Attendance of registered delegates at the convention is expected to exceed 150,000 men,  and the missionary agencies believe the Camgaign will give a  new impetus to all forms of  mission work. Many of the best-  known business and professional  men in the country are members  of convention committees and will  be delegates. Several of the committees in the larger cities are  planning for 2,000 to 3,000 registered delegates at their conven  tion. While men only will be  allowed to register as delegates,  women as well as men may attend as visitors.  There are to be conventions in  * thirty-seven States, and the  campaign will culminate in Washington, D.C, April 26 to 30, 1916.  Each convention will last two to  three days, and during next  autumn, winter and spring, two  and three conventions will frequently be going on simultaneously, in different State's. The churches of a.population of 50,000,000  people in the seventyrfive convention districts, will be directly  influenced by the Campaign, and  its indirect influence will extend  to every part of the country.  The convention programme will  include addresses on the discussions of all branches of Christian  work abroad, the problems of the  home missions, with probably  speeches on the effect of the war  on-mission work by missionaries  who have been recalled from  foreign lands. Recent missionary  progress, new conditions, present heeds, and America's responsibility are among^ the general  topics which will go on the con-  Friday, July 16, 1915.  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  -MANUFACTURERS OP  Light and  Heavy Harness, Mexican  . Saddles, Closed Uppers, Leggings, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always  on hand.  BUGGIES,  WAGONS, Etc.  Leather ot all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  BRITISH COLUMBIA WATERWORKS SUPPLIES  LIMITED    ;���������-  G-ate Valves, Hydrants, Brass Goods, Water Meters,  Lead Pipe, Pig Lead, Pipe and  Pipe Fittings.  Railway Track Tools and White Waste  Concrete Mixers and Wheelbarrows.  Phone: Sey. 8942.  1101 Dominion Building.  yention programs. In order that]  the programmes of. all the conventions may be effectively carried out, at least three teams of  speakers will be organized to go  from one convention to another.  Secretaries of mission boards and  other men who, know mission  problems thoroughly are to be  speakers, and several missionaries  specially recalled from their  work Will bring the latest information direct from the fields.  Th? main objectives of the  campaign as announced by the  Laymen's Missionary Movement,  are;:..; ���������-...������������������;,,;���������: . ������������������ V;.: v.>,...::.X;  To consider new world conditions and America's enlarged responsibility.  To study the uussionary progress of recent years.  To- project plans looking toward, the accomplishment of i onr  whole missionary duty.  ^To emphasize the adequacy of  the Gospel to meet modern social  conditions.^  To increase the spiritual polver  and efficiency of the local church.  To secure the general use of  the -best methods of missionary  education-and finance.  To inspire laymen to take their  part in the extension of the  Kingdom of-Christ. '  V In the last six years, since a  similar missionary campaign was  carried out, in 19094910, the receipts pf the foreign missionary  organizations increased $5,851,000,  but the opportunities for the extension of Christianity in non-  Christian and pagan lands, and  the _demands^for the extension of.  Christian work at home, increase  so fast that the missionary  agencies are unable to meet  ary agencies are unable to meet  them.���������New York "Post."  A- general shut down of Chicago's building industry, which,  it was said, will throw* out of emr  ployment more than 200,000  workers, went into effect on June  26th. The action was taken at  a meeting the night before of  representatives of the allied  building ahd material interests  as an answer to the referendum,  vote of 160,000 striking carpenters who overwhelmingly defeated the proposal to arbitrate all  questions in dispute. The carpenters have been "on strike since  April 30th.  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Means   Guaranteed  Unbreakable Welt Seams.  "Q.- B." Means "Made in B. C."  by White Help.  The Vancouver Knitting Co., Ltd. Friday, July 16, 1015.  THE WESTERN  CALL  NOTES BY THE WAY  By W. A. Ellis  Pity the Poor Jingoes  Because a man using the  brains that God has given him  decides that it would be better  for his fellowcountrymen if all  alien enemies were interned, I do  not think it just that he should  be dubbed a "jingo," a< "small  man seeking public notoriety" or  an "agitator."  If the warnings of the so-called "jingoes" and "small.men"  had been taken into consideration by the people of Great Britain in the past there would have  been no shortage of ammunition  to-day on the battle front. A  closer survey of the jingoes and  small men will show that not  only do they talk "fight" but,  that their last cent, the lives of  their sons and brothers, and  their own, are willingly placed at  the disposal of the empire in her  hour of trial.  The very people who are shouting about the slowness of things  in the theatre of war to-day are  generally those who have lost neither relatives, friends, or money,  and therefore, do not fully realize the fiendish character of our  enemies. They sat in a comfortable chair in the days gone  by and laughed at such "jingoes" as Lord Roberts, Lord  Charles Beresford, and many others and wilfully blinded themselves and their audiences to the  fact that Germany was preparing  to throttle Britain.  How vainly did Earl Roberts  ���������the great "master gunner",  Who died within sound of the  guns of the enemy, appeal to his  fellow countrymen to prepare for  "The Day" when Germany  would strike her blow for # the  downfall of our beloved nation 1  I have not the slightest hesitation in saying, however, that if  a vote were taken in this eity  to-morrow there would be such a  majority in favor of the internment^ of alien enemies that those  who are talking and writing  about the "jingoes" and "small  men" would suddenly find out  how little they themselves were  After all it is the will of the  majority that counts and governments are merely the executive  of that body and only remain in  office as long as they do the will  of the voters who placed them in  that position.  Personally I haveno use whatever for the politician who would  make party capital out of this  question of internment. The government that rules Canada to-day  has the entire. confidence of the  great majority in these dominions, and how splendidly they  placed the entire resources of this  country at the disposal of the  cause of freedom and justice, and  the defence of the motherland  brings tears of admiration to the  eyes of all true patriots.  But if the government does not  wish to intern alien enemies let  Pure Milk  U Qtrorts for $1.00  ' !  Guaranteed above the     All ow milfc cornea from  standard in Butter fat.     tuberculin tested, cows.  It any Pewon can prove that ow milk  is not pure in every way, we wiU cheerfully donate $50.00 to any charitable  institution in the city.  PeUverea" to yow Borne Paily  HJLIXREST DAIRY  .Pfcoue; Fair, 19,34  131 15tb .Avenue W.  ARMSTRONG/MORRISON & CO.  UMXTED  Public Works Contractors  Head Office, 810-15 Bower Building  X   Seymow 1836  VANCOUVER CrVNADA  the police prepare us a list of  who. they are," and where they  abide���������we shall not hurt them���������  but this will give us an opportunity to keep our eyes upon  them and enable us, perhaps, to  prevent, them from poking their  noses into places where we conJ  sider it dangerous for men or  women of German birth to be.  " It would at least give us the  opportunity to observe, if these  huns were "playing the game"  or not.  The late Liberal, member for  Darlington who "borrowed" the  name of Lincoln proudly confesses to the public and press of the  United States that he was a contemptible German spy in the pay  of Germany and a member of the  British House of Commons.  How many "Bi}l Smiths" or  "John Jones" are really Oscar  Steinmetz and Jacob Swartzf  No one appears to know, and it  is only evidently the "jingo"  And "small man" who apparent*  ly seems to care.  Then, again, we are told that  it costs as much to intern, guard  and keep each prisoner of war as  to equip and maintain a soldier  at the front. But on the other  hand if one of these enemies got  into a shell factory and judging  by the newspapers lately it appears that some of them have.  The spoiling of a consignment of  ammunition might probably be  the means of the death of hundreds of our brave lads at the  front, or some of these enemies  giving information might lead to  the wreck of a carload or shipload of troops.  I do not advocate a wholesale  policy of retaliation such as the  sinking of the Lusitania, breaking of treaties, wholesale murder,  and crucifying of prisoners���������it  would be useless if I did���������because I know the British people  too well to imagine they would  ever sink to such depths of inhumanity. But if we find that poisonous gas is to be used as the  main factor for annihilating our  brave troops at the front and prevent us from winning this war, I  much prefer to risk being dubbed  a "jingo" and advocate "necessary reprisals"���������rather thaU the  man who wails about past British history who is aware or  should know that the foes we  fought in the past could in no  way be compared with the vicious, inhuman vermin opposed to  us to-day.  ��������� ���������   t  July 12th���������To the glorious,  pious and immortal memory oi  William the Third Prince of  Orange, who freed us from Pope  and popery, brass money and  wooden shoesr-  The Orange Goose and the purple gander,  The Battle of the Boyne and no  surrender.  ��������� ���������   ���������  When asked for a few words  to be published in the Song Albert's Belgium book, Lord Fisher  wrote the following, to which he  did not trouble to add his signature :     -  "The Lord God of recompenses  shall surely requite."  He might have added���������With  the assistance of Jae&y Fisher.  . ��������� . ��������� ���������'#���������'.; "v  From the Frankfurter Zeitung  " We have to swear a national  vendetta against the English;  never to rest, never to cease our  preparations for another war,  never to spare an effort until the  last semblance of English power  is destroyed, and there will be  no rest or repose for any honest  German in the Fatherland or  abroad until the British empire  has been swept to the oblivion of  past history. The Germans are  the salt of the earth, and they will  fulfil their destiny, which is to  rule  the world."  That, dear readers, is the spirit  of the foe against which my coun  try and yours are fighting and  yet when we talk about "getting  even" with them we are called  "jingoes."  ��������� *   * ,  If the figures of the French  Relief ^Society are correct, it  would appear that the allies are  losing two men to the Germans  one. If this is so the British  public has been grossly misled.  In searching Russian official reports as published by the newspapers, I find that the latter alone  claim a total of 537,000 prisoners  ���������and the poliey of attrition pursued by the British arid French  forces in the west claims that the  Germans are losing three men to  the allies one. Bu^if this report  of the French relief Society is  anything near the mark we are  indeed being greatly lied to by  someone, and our position is indeed more serious than we imagined.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Apparently the German reply  to the United States is what I  foreshadowed in the previous issue of this paper���������  The sooner the United States  wakes up to the fact that it is  dealing with a race of convicted thieves, murderers and beasts  the sooner will they see that it  is useless to use the soft soap pot  and that the tar.pot with a good  firm hand behind it is the thing  that  is  required.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Someone objects to the poster  advertising the Vancouver exhib  ition. I think the soldier looks  a determined bind of fellow. The  rain- and cold wind that has  favored the three last exhibitions  suggest that a camel with a  big hump would be more appropriate, for���������anyone who did not  get the "hump" on previous wet  and windy visits must have been  a saint.  ��������� ���������   ���������  I wonder what those young unmarried men thought of themselves when they heard the  speech of Professor Odium at  Brockton Point last Monday?  It is a positive disgrace to see  the strong healthy young men,  some of them but of work, sculling about around pool rooms, saloons and street corners. Come  along my lads. We know you  have tbe grit. It must be that you  do not quite realize that the King  of the Nation of freedom needs  YOU���������to save us from living a  life.that would be worse than  .hell.  ��������� ���������   ���������  A friend of mine writes me that  a crowd of girls belonging to Edward Pink's jam factory in fcon-  don numbering "about fifty organized themselves and, armed with  bladders blown > out, paraded  around the streets of Hackney  and fell upon and belaboured all  the young men they met who  could not give a good account of  why they had not enlisted. I  am almost inclined to become a  suffragette. I  ��������� ���������   ���������  I am much obliged to Henry  Fall for his letter with no address. The gentleman he wishes  me to interview is always to be  seen by rich and poor alike, and  I should recommend him to see  him if there is any truth in his  statement. v  -'.������������������'��������� -.���������.'..*....  The Frankfurter Zietung says:  "The Germans are the salt of the  earth." It will not be long before they are well peppered.  mmm.  Jos. H. Bowman  ARCHITECT  910-11 Yorkshire Building  Seymour Street Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: North Vancouver 103  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  SHIP BtTCLDERS-SCOWS-REPAIRS  MABINE RAILWAY  North Vancouvert B. 0.  GERMANY'S CASK  IS DISPROVED  We have said before, but it  will do no harm to say it again,  that the lack of preparation for  war which the allied nations reveal proves conclusively that  there is not an atom of truth in  the German contention that these  nations were, and long had been,  in a conspiracy to crush Germany, while the immense preparations for war which Germany  has made prove conclusively that  it has been Germany's intention  to crush her rivals as soon as a  good chance presented itself. Germany knew that she had the ma-'  chine behind the men," and she  knew also that her rivals had not,  and, not believing that Great  Britain would fight, brought on  the war for the purpose of crushing France and Russia, while intending to deal with Britain after Germany's -navy had been  made stronger. ��������� Rochester  Herald.  Italy will harvest 29,396.000  bushels more of wheat this year  than in 1914. Her yield is estimated at 202,093,000 bushels for  1915, as against 172,697,000 bush  els in 1914.  Folks who never do any more  good than they get paid for,  never get paid for any more  than they do.  BRIT JON AND TIPS  UNJTUD 8TATJ68  Many German-Americans are  wondering why it is that in view  of the action of England in 1776,  in 1812 and apain during our  civil war, Americans do not hate  her and wish success to the German arms. -  Well, a good deal of hereditary  hatred was extinguished seventeen years ago during our war  with Spain. When France hesitated, and Russia stood aloof,  and Germany was sullen, and  Italy unfriendly, and Austria almost dared to menace us, ahd we  stood in danger of an alliance of  the powers of continental Europe  against us, the hearts of the  people of Great Britain welled in  one mighty gush of sympathy,  towards us, and the British government robed itself in the ermine of the high chancellor of nations, and said to the waiting conspirators: "We forbid yoa from  giving aid or comfort to this  dying despotism of Spain and ito  war with the United States."  Great Britain stretched forth the  strong arm, of ito injunctive  power and said: "We bid you  I take instant heed of our injunction, for if you ally yourselves  against the Americans we wiU  ally ourselves with them  "���������and wherever we come, we  twain,  The throne of the tyrant aball  rock and quake,  And his menace be void and Tain,  For they are lords of a strong  young land,  And we are lords of the main.  ���������Los Angeles Times.  X v/.���������  1 *>j*j}>:  .���������������������������������,  <  ������   ���������   * !���������������  vKx#  THE STOVE THAT HELPS YOU HURRY  WITH a NEW PERFECTION Oil Cookrtove  you don't Have to wait for the fire to come up.  Juit scratch a match���������the NEW PERFECTION  lights instandy, like a gas stove. Your meal is prepared  and on the table in no time.  A NEW PERFECTION in your kitchen mean* cool, comfortable cooking all summer. Made in 1, 2, 3 and 4 burner sizes.  At hardware and department stores everywhere. If your dealer  cannot supply you, write ut direct.  ROYAUTROIL  GIVES |5|?~j  BEST RESULTS  Oil  TOR  SS'  'NOW SERVING  2,000,001  HOMES"  THE IMPERIAL OIL COMPANY  Limited  BRANCHES IN  ALL CITIES  Made in  Canada  NEW O. P. S. DEPOT  LAWN SEED  FERTILIZER  SEED OATS  Early Rose Seed Potatoes  Grace Darling See* Potatoes  Sutton's Reliance Seed Potatoes  F. T.VERNON  THE MOUNT PLEASANT PEED STORE  255 BROADWAY EAST Two Phones: Fair 186 and 878  Try Onr Own Diamond Chick Food for Beat Remits THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, July 16, 1915.  H. H.  STEVENS, M. P^ ,.   X  Editor-in-Chief  PUBLISHED EVERf MIdIy  k.     BY THE   ������������������-������������������ ���������r-": '~   ���������"-  TERMINAL CITY PRESS, LIMITED  HEAD OFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.   SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  THE OTHER FELLOW  QUIET GROWTH  THE PORT OF WHITE ROCK is steadily growing in spite of the hard times. It seems refreshing to go from the town which seems to  be in the doldrums to his bright resort and to  realize that there is still" some atmosphere of  enterprise in the land in spite of the war.  The new government pier will be finished  in the course of the next two.weeks. Already  an odd steamer comes alongside to clear the  customs and thus to save a trip to Vancouver,  New Westminster, or some other customs port.  , In a few weeks, however, the inauguration of  freight and passenger steamers will be accomplished and this great harbor, will begin to  come   into  its .own. ^  The-harbor is unique in that it isv international. The inlet which forms it is cut. in two  lengthwise by the internationalboundary, as  Burrard Inlet might be ifXthe international  boundary ran half way between'Vancouver and  Norh Vancouver, and there is left about a mile  and a half of water on each side of the boundary .������������������������������������, X  On the American side at the head of the  Inlet there is the town of Blaine, and on the  Canadian side there is the town of White Rock.  - As the north shore of the bay at White  Rock is only some seventeen or eighteen miles  from Burrard Inlet and as half way to that  water lies Port Mann and the: Fraser it is sure  that the larger city of Vancouver will bestride the three waterways and that White Rock  will be the southern waterfront of Greater Vancouver in the days to come.  There are many good reasons to expect this.  It is as well situated for railways  as  are  either Vancouver or Westminster, and the same  terminal network of railways will in time serve  them all.  While it is well sheltered and a good harbor  in every way it has neither tbe dangerous first  narrows, nor the rapid and tortuous Fraser  River to contend with.  Jt lies hours nearer the entrance to the gulf  than either Vancouver of Westminster, and so  there will ,be a saving of time,in docking at  this point as compared with either of the points  mentioned.  While Vancouver and Westminster are frequently endangered as to shipping by dense fogs  this harbor is practically free from them, there  being on an average not three days' dense fog  at this point in a winter.  The pier here lies about forty-five miles from  the/harbor at Victoria, arid much, less to Sidney,  so that the water trip to t he capital will he  much less than from Vancouver, and no doubt  there will be ' fast ferries to that point when  times mend and enterprise awakes. again.  The town now stretches for two miles along   the _ waterfront and ^several blocks - deep,    and-  eveiy week marks the appearance of new dwellings, stores, etc.  The permanent population sends to the nearest school about sixty scholars, giving full work,  to two teachers, and many go to the east school  as well.  Trelawney Gardens have just been commenced on the estate of Mr. Wm. P. Goard, and  promise to be a feature of pleasure and profit  in the community. The Gardens comprise some  forty acres in the town of White Rock and are  fronting on the beach and continue some half  miltP back.       i  One of the city gardeners, Mr. Bilby, has  assumed charge of the Gardens, and next year  they should be well worth a visit. This year  the work is chiefly bringing the land under.  That's "the other fellow's widow" in the corner over there  And around her little toddling children three  God bless her little body, what a Briton to be  '    'sure ��������� .    .... V  The likes of her 'tis seldom that ye'll see���������  I remember when her man went how she cheered him On his way  Said "I'll keep the pot a' boilin' Bill, at home,".  'Tis proud I am you've answered to your King  and Country's call -JA.  Do your duty, dear, I'll never fret or moan."  II..  That's "The Other Fellow's" sweetheart, she's  sortin'mail just now  They say that she's had lovers by the score.  But Charlie was the lucky dog as knocked the^  others out  The marriage day was settled to be sure.  They together saw the poster when the call went  forth for men/  And Charlie said, my dear "I'll have to go"-���������  "Why, of course you' will," she answered; or  "I'll never be your wife,"  So he died for King and country as you know.  .'������������������'���������; '"''������������������)  m.  That's "The Other Fellow's" mother, She's a  cripple, as you see, '     \    "  Her boys her pride and joy and "her support���������  And dearly as she loved them, do ye think she  held them back ��������� N ���������   ���������  To all advice���������just'list.to her retort.       ,  "I have brought them up to manhood and I  love them more than: life  I have watched them day and night through  frown and smile���������  But I brought them up as Britons, at their country's call they'll go,  AndvGod, He will provide for me the while."  ������������������'. IV.  There's "the other fellow" dying in the trenches  over there  And yet a smile appears upon his face.  "'Tis the best that I can offer," is the only  thing he says  "I hope jthere's plenty more tp take my place"���������  Great God, what men and women  Thou hast  given to our land  And history's yet its greatest deeds to tell���������  Your King and Country need you, won't you  answer to the call '  And help the roll of British pluck to swell?  12th July. 1915. W.A.ELLIS.  SCENES ALONG MARINE DRIVE THROUGH WEST VANCOUVER  MARINE DRIVE THROUGH  WEST VANCOUVER  THE 23rd PSALM  INTAKE  TRENCHES  THE 'WAR BABIES' LEGEND  IN THE WHOLE HISTORY of the invidious  art of fouling one's own nest there has probably never been'so complete a masterpiece  as the 'war babies' outcry of a few weeks ago.  It is difficult enough to think with charity of  those who began it, though the number of ordinarily sober-minded: people who helped to  spread it by accepting it and passing on wild  statements on the slightest evidence or on no  evidence/ at '* all shows that it is to' be reckoned  as part of the psychology of war, like the amaz-,  ing story of the Russian troops' who travelled  through England last September.  Tbe Society for the Prevention of Cruelty  to Children, which may be taken as being just  about as well equipped for making the inquiry  as any organization. in the country, has just  completed one into "the statements on the alleged increase and prospective increase in the number of illegitimate births. It has" covered the  whole of the country, and it should settle the  'war babies' for ever.  Where women haye been living with soldiers  as their wives there will be some illegitimate  births���������the only thing which can be said to be  true about 4he^6utcrXjj|n_d,^  one." The rest, after thorough inquiry, proves to  be jan unwarranted libel without any foundation  in fact, both on the conduct of the troops, which  is reported as 'very good,' and on the girls and  women in the neighborhood of the camps.���������The  Manchester Guardian.  The   best  kind  of  sympathy is that  vhich  lends   a   hand- '  So nigh is grandeur to our dust,  So near is God to man,  When duty whispers low "Thou must,"  The youth replies "I can."       ���������Emmerson.  Citadel, Queber, 20 June, 1915.  Dear Sir,���������I am desired by the Duke of Connaught to thank you for the loyal expressions  contained in your letter bf the 14th inst., and  also for the book of patriotic verses which accompanied it. His Royal Highness has been  much interested in hearing from you and greatly  appreciates your courtesy in sending him a copy  of your, excellent little book.  His   Royal   Highness   has   very   pleasurable  memories! of the  time  you  mention  at  Portsmouth, and sincerely hopes that you are prospering in  this part of His Majesty's Dominions.  IV am, dear sir, ;  Yours faithfully,  (Sgd.) ARTHUR F. CLADEN,  Private Secretary.  W. A. ELLIS; ESQ.,  Vancouver, Bf. C.  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  Work on this driveway is proceeding rapidly, and it is expected  that the official opening will take  place either the end of July or the  first week in August.  The official opening will take tbe  form of a ceremony similar to that  of the opening of Kingsway,  and  the members of the automobile club  will   be. asked   to  assist  by  making, a good turnout with their cars  and driving over the whole of the  completed road.   The announcement  of same  will  be  conveyed  to  the  members   by ^circular  letter  when  the date has been .decided upon. X  Leaving the    North    Vancouver  ferry wharf, the road follows - the  Esplanade  to. the   Indian reserve,  thence .to Robson road to the low  level concrete bridge over the Capilano river, from where the Marine  Drive starts. The road from    this  point    runs    practically    straight  through Capilano, Ambleside, Hollyburn, Weston, Bellyue, Dundarave,  Altamont, Cypress Park ancb Caul-  fields, which is the completed portion of the driveway so far, and is  about 10 miles from North Vancouver.   For a  distance  of four  and  a quarter miles it will have m bithulithic   paved   surface   15   feet  in  w^dth,   the  .remaining   portion   to  Caulfields   being   macadamized.   A  great  portion  of  the  paved  road  has   received  its   concrete   foundation  and  the  paving "will  shortly  be proceeded with, operations being  carried" on from three points.  From a scenic point of view this  driveway will'be one of the finest  in' the province, and" financial assistance has been furnished the municipality of West Vancouver by  the, provincial government towards  the cost of construction. From the  Capilano river -��������� the road leads  through tall timber, and in close  proximity to the shores of Burrard  Inlet, the First Narrows,and the  Gulf of Georgia. passing through  Altamont, just beyond where Xhe  paved-portionceases-the-road winds  along practically the face of the  cliff, through the rock cuts, and a  free, uninterrupted view of the  waters of the gulf is obtained.  There are seyeral ravines along the  whole course of the road which are  crossed by substantial trestles. Picnic spots will be found along the  road, especially beyond Dundarave,  within a stone's throw of the water, and' there are several coves  from which excellent bathing can be  had. At Caulfields a loop will be  constructed in order to make turning around easy.  The intention is to construct this  road right through to the Squamish  returning through the mountains to  North Vancouver. When this is  accomplished there will, be in existence a driveway second to none  as far as the scenic properties are  concerned.  The situation of West Vancouver  offers one of the finest for residential properties, and already several  fine residences have been erected.  At present there is a considerable  number of campers scattered along  the water front, and throughout the  district, and with both a train service to North Vancouver and a ferry service operating during the  summer months every half, hour to  the city, it is readily seen why it  has become so popular. When the  Marine Drive'is opened for traffic  there'-Vis no doubt whatever that  West Vancouver and its opportunities will become more widely known.  (Lachlan MacLean Watt in the  Edinburgh Scotsman)  We are going to the front tonight, sir and we thought we'd  like to, have the sacrament before we go. J Can you give it to  us;"-   XX-/ x  The men began to gather together and sat down there as  reverently as though the dim  little, drafty hut were the chancel  of some great cathedral holy  with the deepest memories of  Christian generations.  "You might wait," whispered  one.   "The   Camerons   and   Sea-  forths may be able to come."  So we waited���������a hushed and  solemn waiting.  Then quietly some of them began to croon old psalm memories  and quiet hymns, waiting. Ahd  at length the others came stepping, softly into place; and with  them - comrades who explained  thatj though they were /of a  different country and a different  church belief, they yet desired to  share in the act of worship preparatory J.-jbokk celebration. At  length aboiit 120 men were there  and we began.';   v     '���������      J -  It was twenty-third psalm, the  psalnr of God's shepherding, .the  Comradeship of the jDivine in tbe  Valley of the Shadow, the faith  and the hope of the brave. What  a power was in it���������what a spell  of. wonder, of comforting and uplifting in this land of war! They  sang it very tenderly, for it  spoke to them of times when  they had held their mother's  hand and looked up wondering  in their faces in the church at  home, wondering why tears  were there, as the dear old hearts  remembered.  ���������' Some of them also���������the tears  were on their cheeks as they  sang that old psaml, very precious in the homeland, very precious here���������and it is a soul shaking thing to see a strong.man's  tears. It was surely thus our fathers sang, in quiet places and by  foreign streams, when to be true  to the faith committed to them  meant outcasting exile and death.  I means a big thing still, today, for our Empire-r-this heart-  deep singing of our soldier men.  I vhave never dreamed that I  should see such depths of feeling  for eternal things. Do not tell  me this is Armageddon. V It is  not the end of things. /It is Resurrection and Pentecost we are  passing through. X  Talk of your churches, your  sects, youi* quarrelsome divisions!  When men are face to face with'  the eternal, as we are out here,  these things are as forgotten as  the dust that blew last year over  the remotest sand heap into the  Atlantic. Brotherhood in-the  divine uplifting of a great imperial call, and the love of a uniting Christship binds as with a  golden girdle all our hopes, our  faith's" and fears; -and "links them  to the Highest.  Premier Dato who, with his  Cabinet, resigned on June 22nd,  because they considered the failure of the recent $150,000,000  loan as equivalent to a vote of  lack of confidence, were asked by  King Alfonso to return to office.  HAND TAILORED SUITS  ���������   ���������:'������������������- ."X ��������� ���������;   ���������..���������'.. :     ���������;.������������������.���������/. .������������������-.��������� .X x ��������� X     ��������� ..;'..  Fit, Material and WprJonansfcip Guaranteed  At Prices to Suit  You  =^  ��������� 'Pacific Highway Signs  Mr. Hall reported on a recent trip  to Seattle he ��������� found the road was  hot marked with Pacific Highway  signs between Blaine and Bellingham. This will be reported to the  Seattle Automobile Club who attend to that part of the road in  this respect.  $15.00  $17,00  $19.00  $22.00  SEE OUR WINDOWS  WILSON & RICHMOND  THE PEOPLE'S CLOTHIERS  Phone: Sey. 2742 37 Hastings St. W. v -.  X  Friday, July 16, 1015.  THE WESTERN  CALL  The B.C. Consumers' League  and Fifty Vancouver Retailers Offer  53 Prizes  For Patriotic Work  .Three are cash prizes of $25:00, $15.00 and  $10.00. Each of the remaining fifty prizes is  an order on a leading retailer for merchandise  to the value of $5.00. x X  The prizes will be awarded forvobtaining members for the British Columbia Consumers'  League. ���������>..  There is no fee or charge of any kind conriected  with becoming a member. Practically, everybody you ask will be glad to join the League,  because all that is required is to sign a card  agreeing to give the preference in buying (price  and quality being equal) to the products, first,  of British Columbia; second, Canada; third*  the British Empire. You will find the pledge  card at the bottom of this space.  Over one thousand of the cards have already  been signed, but the. directors of the league  are determined to obtain, within the next-two  months . , ���������^\  5000 Members  Competition Will Start July 8  It Will Close September I5tb  With so many prizes, you will have an excellent  opportunity to win one of them. Besides having a fine chance to win a prize, you will be doing a work most important to the progress and  welfare of this city and province. Call at the  office of the League (or write if you live put  of town) for pledge cards* rules of the cam-  petition and full information;   Then  ._    __ '   _    I   _ _j_ X ���������_._���������_ '_��������� ���������"���������    X_X.     ��������� VlXX  X        ..   _.jX-:._\ .'_....  yWark for Product ion,  Prosperity and a JPrize  The pledge card is as follows: Xx  Realizing the importance of promoting the Industrial and agricultural progress pf British Columbia and the Empire, I hereby ask to be enrolled  as a member of the British Columbia Consumers'  League, agreeing to advance the objects of -1;he  League by giving the preference in purchasing  (price and quality being equal, first, to the pror  ducts of British Columbia; second, of Canada;  third, of the British Empire.  Name    .........  Address   ......  - ��������������������������� ��������� ���������-��������� >  ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������  Come in or write today, or as soon as you can,  for cards and full information. The above  coupon, signed and brought or mailed to the  office, will be regarded as av regular pledge  card. it  183 PENDER STREET WEST  (INDUSTRIAL BUREAU BUDDING)  PHONE SEY. 4242.l       VANCOUVER, B.C.  TRADE CONDITIONS  IN BRITISH COLUMBIA  The Canadian Northern Railway head offices have issued the  following account of business  conditions in this province, their,  facts having been gleaned, from  most reliable sources:  It is evident that the war in  Europe was not the entire cause  of tlje business depression, from  the effects of which the people in  the coast province are now recovering. Representative business men f^om Vancouver and  Victoria almost unanimously advance the opinion, that speculations of the boom period in real  estate, account��������� for ��������� the greater  portion of their troubles. They add  that the European conflict has  had the effect of complicating  conditions of trade, but contend  that the slowing down of provincial commerce may justly be  attributed to the economies British Columbians were- forced to  resort to in order to meet the  payments for the real estate they  had purchased long before, in the  hope of obtaining a prompt and  excessive profit. But it also seems  from the reports, that the days  of discipline have resulted *in the  formation of a new perspective  towards business generally, and  the revival which now appears  to be imminent will find a people  without illusions Vahd with ; a  more intelligently directed courage waiting, to take advantages  of its opportunities. ,V :  In British Columbia the worst  effects, commercially, of ithe Avar  overseas, have been experienced  by the men engaged in the lum-r  bering industry.     The    demand  for  building  material  from  the  people  in  the  prairie  provinces  fell off sharply almost immediately after the outbreak of hostilities, and has not yet returned  to its fprmer volume.   This undoubtedly   adversely   affected   a  number of smaller operators, or  at least these enterprises lacking  adequate backing, but the larger  .concerns which were well financed have been able tb easily weather the re-adjustment period. At  present, it would ^appear that the  mills in British Columbia would  be doing a much larger business  if ships were available to inove  the product to its destination. A  shortage of bottoms as a matter  of fact, appearsv to be the chief  handicap.   While prices have eas  ed somewhat, the shrinkage has  been   taken   up,   possibly   more  than  taken  up  by better,  and  what a manufacturer describes as  "more tractable," labour. A remedy for the price trouble is being sought in plans for the organizing  of   a    central    selling  agency, similar to that operating  in the State of Washington.  v  The mill, men on the coast say  that stocks of lumber all over  the world are badly in need of  new supplies. If from the confidence engendered by the harvesting, of a good crop, building  resumes its former activity in the  prairie,, provinces,-and vessels are  able to clear to neWly developed  markets in Great Britain, the  West Indies and the American  Atlantic co ast cities, they expect  a business which will, tax all  their available facilities. , In the  meantime, it is V shown that one  mill in Vancouver: is working  overtime. ��������� on,' new "-'��������� orders, which  will keep it busy for a considerable period, and other lumber  men are in daily expectation of  orders for large quantities of  building materials for reconstruction in Europe.  There  are evi-  Brdtish Columbia is meeting with  favour for the construction of  aeroplanes, and several small supplies have been delivered.  The credit situation in the pro-,  vince is improving, and it seems  to be the general opinion that  obligations have been well-met  when conditipns are considered.  Lumbermen report thatstheir col-  lecions are satisfactory. The  weaker dealers are not in the  market to any extent, and the  stronger firms are able to meet  demands made upon them. Export lumber is sold on a basis  of cash on delivery.  The   Department   of   Agriculture for British Columbia reports  that   the   agricultural   situation  is distinctly    encouraging,    and  that weather conditions are favourable for growth.      Increases  are reported in land clearing, and  in the areas devoted to' crops of  all  kinds.   The  profits  of poultry raising have been reduced to  some extent owing to the high  price: of grain, but there has been  satisfactory increase in dairying.  In small fruits, there is a fair  crop,     The selling organizations  have been improved, and prices  have been excellent so far. Truck  farming is increasing,  and    tbe  British XColumbia -  produce    is  largely displacing imports from,  the. United States.     The prices  for beef, pork  and  mutton  are  good and likely to so continue.  There is a satisfactory increase  in vhog   raising.   The   establishment of public markets is proW  ing very satisfactory, and is reducing the, cost of living.     Unskilled,  labour  at  low  prices  is  plentiful; skilled labour is difficult to  obtain,  and fairly  good  prices    are.    paid.   The    report  adds,  that  comparatively    little  grain will be imported from the  prairie provinces this year on account of the larger area sown.  The tendency appears to be for  city people to exchange town properties for farm lands, and many  appear to be anxious to leave the  town and engage in agricultural  work.   A large increase in production is looked for in the next  few years.  ROYAL  Standard  flour  Makes Happy Homes  and Healthy Kiddies  Ground from selected samples of the best of Manitoba's  great wheat crop. Royal Standard Flour makes bone  and muscle. Royal Standard Flour is a tested flour,  tested in our own laboratory for actual baking results.  So we attach to each sack of Royal Standard Flour this  guarantee: "Your money back if you are not satisfied."  Ask Your Grocer  Vancouver Milling & Grain Co.  Limited  Vancouver,     Victoria,     New Westminster,     Nanaimo.  NEW TRANSCONTINENTAL  RAILWAY CONNECTED  A Royal Commission is to be  appointed by the Dominion government to,investigate the'quesr  tion of increased agricultural production in the Dominion, together with the related question of  wider markets, further employment for the unemployed, etc. The  Commission, which is to be appointed at the recommendation of  the prime minister and in response to a request made by the  congress of mayors which visited  the capital some weeks ago, will  be authorized to employ such  scientific and professional assistance as its members may determine. Its duration shall be'during pleasure, and it will make interim reports from time to time.  LODGE & SUNDAY  SCHOOL PICNICS  The logical place is Horseshoe Bay a short walk from  Whytecliff Station, P.G.E.  Railway.  f Write or phone for hew  folder���������it tells the whole  story.  Special Rates���������Of course.  Phone Seymour 9547, Passenger Dept. P. G. E. Ely., 325  Howe St.  Sir Charles Tupper, the only  surviving father of Confederation,  celebrated his 94th birthday on  July 2nd. J  On Tuesday , next the .transcontinental schedule on the Grand  Trunk Pacific lines will go into  effect. The G. T. P. boat that  leaves Vancouver will connect  via Prince Rupert and the G. T.  P. railway with the Winnipeg  National Transcontinental line  between that city and Superior  Junction.  With the completion of the  portion of the National Transcontinental between Cochrane  and1 "Superior Junction a continuous through route across the  continent is provided.  Between Superior Junction and  North Bay the trains will be  routed oyer the Temiskaming &  Northern Ontario Railway. From  North -Bay, to- points east- , the  trains will go over the Grand  Trunk' Railway lines, and will  connect with the -Intercolonial  Railway at Montreal For Halifax.  The schedule goes into effect on  Sunday, July 18th.  Kong Albert of Belgium has received the honorary degree of  Doctor of Laws of McGill University, he ; having announced  that he would be pleased to  accept it when offered by the  Corporation of the University.  mg Fair  AUGUST 13th to 2Jrt  Entries Close August Ut  Prize Usts are Now Ready  $50,000 IN PRIZES  Tenders for various concessions are now  being received.  424 PACIFIC BLDG.  VANCOUVER COURT HOUSE, SHOWING NEW WING 6  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, July 16, 1915.  ���������ivN'.:  A function of the meals at home is to give _ color to all the home life. The daily menu  published this week, and which may be continued, is by one of the best known and valued editors  of this department, of several leading dailies in the United States������  The Western Call feels fortunate in being able to offer to the Vancouver ladies that  which is purchased at a high price by such dailies there.  These Cards have been especially written for the Call.  Saturday, July 17.  I  have  need  of  the  sky,  I have  business with  the grass; *>  I will up and get me away where the hawk is wheeling  Lone   and   high,  And   the   slow   clouds   go   by.  I will get me away to the waters that glass  The   clouds   as   they   pass.  I  will get  me away  to  the woods.  ���������Eichard   Hovey.  Breakfast���������Oranges. Cereal with Cream/Bacon  and Eggs. Corn Bread. Coffee.  Dinner���������Alphabet Soup. Corned Beef. Potatoes. Carrots. Cabbage Salad. Fruit Dumplings  with Fruit Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Creamed Fish in Ramekins. Dressed  Lettuce. Bread and Butter. Graham Wafers. Tea.  / . '--X- Xy   ���������      "  Graham Wafers  Rub to a'eream one-half cupful of butter and  one cupful of sugar, add one beaten egg, beat  until very light, then add one-quarter of a cupful of sour milk in which one scant teaspoonful  of soda has been dissolved, one-half teaspoonful  of. salt and twos cupfuls of graham flour. Place  on a floured board, roll very thin,, cut into fancy  shapes and bake in a hot oven.  Sunday, July 18  Any  joy   like   any   flower  Has   its   instant  blossoming;  How can ever Time have power .  Over either perfect thing?  ���������Arthur   Symons.  Breakfast���������Baked Bananas. Cheese Omelet.  Buttered Toast. Doughnuts. Coffee.  Dinner���������Cream  of  Carrots.  Stuffed  Leg  of ~j  Veal. Riced Potatoes. Glazed Onions. Spinach.  Raspberry Frappe. Small Cakes. Coffee.  Lunch���������Corned Beef. Curried Vegetables. Pilot  Bread. Fruit Conserve. Tea.  Raspberry Frappe  Boil two cupfuls of water and one cupful  of sugar five minutes; cool and add two cupfuls of raspberry juice and the strained juice  of two lemons. Turn into a mold, cover closely,  pack in equal parts of ice and salt .and let stand  from three to four hours.  '���������   ���������   f  Monday. July 19.  To one- who has been long in city pent,  Ti������ very sweet to look up on the fair  And open face of Heaven���������to breathe a prayer  Full in tbe smile of the blue firmament.  / , < ���������Keats.  Breakfast���������Cereal with Cream. Corned Beef  JJasb  with  green Pepper.  Graham  Popovers.  Coffee.  Dinner���������Vegetable Soup. Sliced Veal. JJorse-  - radish. Steamed Riee. Peas. Gooseberry Pudding.  Coffee  Suj>JH>r���������Fruit Salad. Tea Biscuits. Chocolate  Cream Pie. Tea.  Ooosebeny -PudtHng  . Cut the tops and stems from a quart ot  gooseberries, add one cupful of water and simmer until soft, then drain off the water and rub  tbe berries through a colander. Put two cupfuls  of the pulp-in a double boiler, add the beaten  yolks of four eggs and one cupful of sugar,  stir until thick, remove from the fire, stir in the  stiffly beaten whites and flavor with wo tablespoonfuls of orange flour water. Serve cold.  ���������   ���������   *  Tuesday, July 20.  "Through all the pleasant meadow side  The grass  grew  shoulder high,  Till the  shining scythes  went far and  wide,  And cut it down to dry."  > Breakfast���������Stewed   Fruit.    Broiled    Smoked  Herring. Dry Toast. Crullers. Coffee.  Dinner���������Noodle Soup. Boiled Ham.  Potatoes. Corn on Cob. Spinach Salad  Cream with Raspberry Sauce. Coffee.  Mashed  Banana  Supper���������Stuffed Green Peepers. Potato  Cakes. French  Bread.  Wafers.  Tea.  Banana Cream, Raspberry Sauce  Peel, scrape and slice three bananas, sprinkle  with, one teaspoonful of lemon juice and one-  third of a cupful of powdered sugar, let stand  half an hour, then press through a sieve. Add  the white of one egg, beat with an egg-beater  until very light and fluffy, fold in one-half pint  of heavy cream beaten until stiff, add one-  quarter of a cupful of grated cocoanut and  chill on ice. Serve with raspberry sauce made  of the juice of the berries sweetened to taste  and  thickened slightly  with  arrow root.  ���������   ���������   ��������� ���������  X   .   Wednesday, July 21  I  walked  to-day  beside   a  stream,  Where   rocks  made  shadowy  waterfalls,  And shy birds, in tbe cloistral dusk,  Sang: soft,   subduing   madrigals.    .  ���������Louise   Morgan   Sill.  Breakfast ��������� Canteloupe. Coddled Eggs.  Scones. Coffee.  Dinner���������Black Bean Soup. Veal and Ham  Scallop. Succotash. String Beans. Berry Tarts.  Coffee.  Supper���������Cream Toast with Grated Cheese.  Sliced Peaches. White Sponge Cake. Tea.  Veal and Ham Scallop  Season two cupfuls of chopped cooked veal  with two teaspoonfuls of lemon juice, one-half  teaspoonful each of onion juice and salt and one-  quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper, then add  three tablespoonfuls of cracker crumbs slightly  browned in two tablespoonfuls of butter and  moisten with white stock. '  Mix one-half cupful of chopped ham with  two tablespoonfuls of cracker crumbs, one-third  of a teaspoonful of mustard and a few grains of  cayenne and moisten with stock. Line a. buttered mold with slices of hard boiled eggs, fill with  alternate "layers of the veal and ham mixtures,  cover with buttered paper and steam one hour.  Serve cold cut in very thin slices.  Thursday, July 22   .  There hover height winged dragonflies  And   yellow   banded   bumble   bees,  Above their shadows, and there  lies  A  sunny  cloud  among  the  trees.  ���������M.   &  Buhler.  Breakfast���������Stewed Gooseberries. Bacon Omelet. Rye Muffins. Coffee.  Dinner���������Vermicelli Soup. Braised Beef. Brown  Sauce. Baked Macaroni. Lettuce and Tomato  Salad. Pineapple Cream Pie. Coffee.  Supper���������Meat Balls. Watercress. Baking Powder Biscuits. Honey in Comb. Cake. Tea.  Pineapple Cream Pie  Cream one-third of. a cupful of butter with  one cupful of sugar, add the beaten yolks of  five eggs and beat thoroughly, then add one.  'medium-sized pineapple grated and one cupful  of cream, and finally fold in the stiffly beaten  whites. Turn into a deep pie plate lined with  paste and bake in a moderately hot oven.  Friday, July 23  With  rustling skirts  the  zephyr treads  The undulating trees,  And-azure-harebells nod-their heads,  Bung by the passing breeze.       ^  ���������James  Freeman  Oolman.  Breakfast���������Fruit. Cereal with Cream. Broiled  Egg Plant. Buttered Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Melons. Halibut a la Creole. Baked  Potatoes. Green Pepper and Onion Salad. Raspberry Shortcake. Coffee.  Suppier���������Clam Chowder. Toasted Crackers.  Pickles. Raisin Cookies. Tea.  Broiled Egg Plant  Cut the egg plant in half inch slices, remove  the peel, brush with melted butter, dip in sifted  soft bread crumbs seasoned with pepper and salt  and broil over a moderate fire, turning frequently. Place on a heated platter and dot with bits  of butter before serving.  COAL  "Otir Coal Lasts Longer."  Our Coal is better value than any other on the  market.   More heat.   No clinkers.  WOOD  Millwood and Kindling, per load .: .$2.50.  Choice 16-inch Fir, per load.. . $3.00  BUILDERS' SUPPLIES  Kilgard Firebrick, Sewer Pipe, Partition Tile,  v   Etc. .,.  .  CARTAGE  General   Cartage,   Baggage  Moved and Stored.  and   Furniture  McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd,  Seymour: 5408-5409  WHERE ARE THE  SINGLE MEN?  The following article taken  from the British Weekly ' 'John  Bull" is a verbatim account of  an address given in Albert Hall,  London, recently by Arther Bot-  tomley in connection with recruiting in the old land.  Some of the facts disclosed are  astounding and, may be taken  very seriously to heart by the  single men of this province who  have not yet heard the call of  patriotism jand honor in defence  of their country. The article is  reproduced in the Call in the hope  that it will prove a Stimulus to  recruiting in Vancouver and  throughout the province. It is as  follows: "���������    ' A ���������  Seventy-five per cent of the men  in Kitchener's Army are married.  There are over three million  single men of recruitable ^ge in  the country. A  How much longer shall we tolerate a system of national defence  that sends our best and bravest  to the war and leaves our slakers  and parasites at home?  The average family is five.  That means that each married  man leaves four dependents behind him. Assuming that the New  Army numbers to-day one million  two hundred thousand men, it  means that the 900,000 married  are leaving behind them 3,600,000  dependents. There are, of course,  single men who are the mainstay  of homes, but their numbers, large  in themselves, are small in comparison with those who have only  themselves to think about and  keep, ahd who be it said haye  thought so much about themselves, their comforts and their  pleasures, that only one in ten:  has joined the Army.  Assume that of 300,000 single  men who have joined, one in three  ���������a large estimate���������leaves a, dependent behind him. That brings  the total of single men and dependents to 400,000, against  4,500,000 married men and dependents. In other words, under  the system at present in force,  the married man���������having proved  already that he is a better man  than the other by virtue bfs his  having made a home, taken on  the responsibility of children, become a ratepayer, and being,  generally speaking, a decent  citizen���������is now called upon to  sacrifice himself and his dependents in the ratio of over eleven  to one against the single man,  It isn't good enough. It isn't  right.   It isn't fair.  Every Man's Duty  Generations of men and women through the long ages have  built up for us a vast heritage,  and in order to retain it���������more  than that, in order to save ourselves from-annihilation���������our already over-burdened married men  are marching out cheerfully,  whistling Tipperary, to hardships, dangers, wounds and  death in order that our khuts  may sport patriotic, buttons and  our loungers fill the tap-rooms.  And- everybody says "How  brave, how noble, how magnificent" J don't. It is on their  part brave and noble; but on the  part of the "country it is stupid  folly.  True, most of the married men  are in the twenties, so their families are possibly not so large as  the average; but if we reckon  that each married man leaves two  children behind we shall not be  far out. The separation allowance for each soldier's wife is  12s. 6d., and for each child to  the number of four i's. 6d. each,  so that the7 country pays Us  6d. per week on an average to  the dependents of each married  mau. In round figures, about  three quarters of a million  pounds sterling weekly for that  item alone.  If, before'this war be over,, we  lose a total of 400,000 men, and  three-fourths of them are married, the cost in pensions to their  widows cannot be less than  ������150,000,000.  JSven that is not all. Weeks,  sometimes. _ months, have. elapsed  without wives getting their allowance from the Government  When they do, there may be spe-  ial reasons why it should be  supplemented. In, order to meet  such cases , over ������5,000,000 has  already been raised by public  subcriptions to the Prince of  Wales' and other funds, and  if the war lasts a'twelve-month,  the amount will have to be largely supplemented. From a merely  economic standpoint, therefore,  the marriiedXQan is not cheap.  When, however, the other factors  are taken into consideration, the  difference is appalling. Admitted  that the best go, obviously there  remain the lounger, the sponger  and the coward to continue the  race, to direct the policy of the  country, and-to dictate to some  extent the terms of peace.  The British race has not been  made by these, nor is it likely  to. be continued in its ancient  traditions by them, and if the  policy of the country is to be  shaped by such, it is not likely to  be either a bold or progressive  one^ While, if the slackers are tp  excerise any determining voice  as to the terms of peace, the war  will not have been worth waging.  The "Peace at any price" party  has had very little to say of late,  but that does not mean that it is  extinct.  Single FHe, March!  There is only one reasonable  and business like way out. The  men who have women and chil-  ren dependent on them, who have  established homes, who have  taken upon themselves the full  burdens of citizenship, may in the  last resort be compelled to defend  their eountry. If Buch a time  should come, no one doubts their  willingness  to  answer the  call,  New Exchange  Opened  The B. C. Telephone Company  has just cut over its new exchange  at Rock Creek. This enterprising  town is the centre of one of the developing districts along the Kettle  Valley Railway, jvhich will give the  coast direct communication with the  Kootenay. Rock Creek and the  Coast are now in direct connection  by means of the long distance telephone.  In line with its policy to supply  telephone service wherever needed,  the opening of the Company's newest exchange is almost coincident  with the inauguration of service on  the province's newest railway.  The Company now operates  forty-two exchanges in British Col-  B. C. TELEPHONE  COMPANY, LIMITED  That time, I submit, has most  emphatically not come, so long as  men without responsibilities or  family ties are at liberty to vwaste  their time at football matches  and picture palaces. We are en-  gaged in the biggest war the  world has "ever seen. If the German Army could once over-run  England, Belgium would be a  pleasure resort in comparison. In  such a case, it is not a case of  will the young men fight, but  the young niw. rniiat figfl^  There is no land, despite all  its defects (and they are many)  so good to live in as this. It  has been won for us, by endless struggle and sacrifice, by  pioneers, warriors, thinkers and  workers of all generations,  and now is not the time to risk  the loss of it because the children of an easier day are shirk  ing their responsibility. I am  willing to advocate recruiting  by 6very means in my power; I  will speak,: write, drill, give of  my money and time to help it on,  but I will not utter one word  or write one sentence that shall  cause married men to enlist, so  long as the material to treble Kitchener's army is present in mil**  lions of men: who have neither  wives nor families, responsibilities nor courage. They are  not worth the straggle that the  married men are puting up.  We want more men. We want  single men, and if tbey will not  come forward voluntarily, the  government must compel them.  Sir John Eaton, of Toronto,  has sent a cheque for $100,000 to  tbe minister of finance for equipping a machine gun section.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS...  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Terminal City Press  ���������������������������-������������������  Limited ���������'-������������������������������������'���������  PHONE FAIR. U40       203 KINGSWAY  ^���������  .'^^4*4' ������������������   v >r .. f*tr  \A7<jit,mA-'   -���������   - ��������� X Xv*VV; *:&>''  ^atf^T:   x^\^^x^t������*^  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Expressand Dray.    Hacks[and Carriages  .at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 848  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prep. t Friday, July 16, 1015.  THE WESTERN  CALL  J  SPORTING COMMENT  The   Vancouver, home   brews  (took the Salmonbellies into camp  ton Saturday last to the tune of 4  Jgoals to 3.   The game was stag-  led on the local lot and there was  fa slim attendance.   Owing to the  [departure   of  the   three  eastern  [men it was thought by many that  [the green shirts would not have  fa look in at the game, but the  (unexpected happened, and   they  [came out on' top for the second  [time of the season. The game,.as  [usual, developed one or two of  [the roughhouse incidents, but nothing to what, we have seen on  [former occasions.     Bill Turnbull  and Griffiths had a set to and  ,both took the count for the balance of the game.     Johnny Howard was a spectator, and as a  consequence   there   was   not   so.  'much rough work on the Westminster defence.   As a result'of.  that the light Vancouver home  got  in its  work  for  once  this  |-iseason,, and they romped around  the big red fellows in fine style.  In the field the easterners were  hot missed, and the local lads put  up a fine article of lacrosse all  through    the   game.       Doughy  Spring, who has played such a  marvellous game all-season, was  not up to form on Saturday, but  the others of the red shirt attack  were quite in trim and played for  all they were worth all the. time.  Bun Clark staved off numerous  shots which were tagged for the  net, and with anybody else there  the score would have been seven  or eight instead of' four. Taken  all through the. game was one of  the best that has exer been stag  ed on the local grounds, and it  only shows what the Vancouver  and Westminster teams can do  when they set aside their personal strife and play the game.  ��������� ��������� *}  The Vancouver and New Westminster amateurs are scheduled  to play at Athletic Park on Saturday. It is many weeks since  they have met,*and the intervening games have proved conclusively that the young Westminsters are playing a great game  this season. They have a couple  of wins to their credit over the  Victoria team, and this, coupled  with the splendid condition which  they are reported to be in, will  give the locals the game of their  lives. On the pther hand, Vancouver's four-time champions  have been down to the grind good  and hard in anticipation for a  hard gaihe, and are fit and firm  and ready to go the limit. Consequently there will be. some  game and lovers >' of clean lacrosse will do well to journey to"  Athletic Park for the occasion.  The Beavers and Maple Leafs  are mingling on the Fifth Ave.  ball grounds this, week, and to  date the series is about even up.  The hew men on; the Beaver lineup are strengthening things somewhat: and the playing strength  of. the team is gradually getting  back to what it was before the  strike. At the meeting of the  league held in Spokane on Sunday, Bob Brown made a dicker  for three new players, Outfielder  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  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Clarke is now with Aberdeen, but has in years gone by  been one of the standbyes of the  Vancouver club, and should Manager Brown be able to sign hjm,  ii will be pleasing news to the  fans. ,  ******  In the eastern lacrosse league  on Saturday Nationals of Mon^  treal got a strangle hold on the  championship when they defeated  the M. A. A. team of Montreal  11 goals to 4. There were plenty  of exciting moments during the  contest, and some of the newspapers report that it was the  most strenuous game that has  been played in the eastern metropolis for many years. Cornwall  defeated the Shamrocks 10 to 6  and prevented the Irishmen, the  great team of former years, from  breaking into the winning col-  um this season. In the Toronto  league Rosedales defeated the  Tecumsehs 9 to 3.  ��������� . ���������   ��������� .  The three eastern players who  have gone back home. from the  coast,, will likely lineup with some  of the eastern, teams. Fitzgerald  and Donihee will play for Rose-;  dales of Toronto, and Roberts will  play   with   the   Shamrocks   of  Montreal.  '���������;������������������������������������ ��������� *���������.. ���������;, '  Eastern Lacrosse Standing  Toronto League  W. L. For Agst.  Rosedale   .. .4     2  l 44 k 33  Tecumsehs   . .X .2     4     33     44  National Lacrosse Union  Nationals   . .X..6     1     72     36  Montreal    4     2     39     39  Cornwall 3    ,4     51     54  Shamrocks   0,6     23     56  ��������� ���������   ���������  Tennis Tournament  On Saturday afternoon last the  Parkview tennis club were successful in their tournament with  the Robson club on the Robson  courts. There were 21 -matches  played and out of that total the  winners captured 14. The afternoon's sport was exceedingly  keen, and thoroughly enjoyed by  the competing teams, much real  rivalry being in evidence. At  the close of the contest the visitors were entertained to tea by  the ladies of the Robson court. ���������  The following is the list of  events:  Gents' doubles;���������B. Story and  MeDougall (Parkview) defeated  Pettigrew and Burnett, 13 games  to 12 in a three set match. Mr.  H. Self and L. Baker (Robson)  defeated Meadows and Frith 6-2.  6-4. Moore and Copp succeeded  in getting the odd set in a three  set match otter Foster and Robertson of Robson, but feames won  were equal, being 19 each, 6-3,  4-6, 10-8. Ridington and Bridgman (Parkview) defeated B. and  H; Radcliffe, 6-3, 6-2. Finney and  jRieh^  Anderson and Grant, ,6-1, 6-2.  Ladies' doubles���������Miss F. and  JK. Bates (Robson) defeated Miss  BL Story and Miss Avison, 4-6,  6-2, 6-4. Miss Elliott and Miss  $T. Radcliffe defeated Misses E.  and B. Feasant (Robson) 7-5,  3-6, 7-5. Miss G. Story and Miss  Caspell (Parkview) defeased Mrs.  Hawes and Mrs. Anderson, 3-6,  2-6.  Ladies' singles���������Miss Elliott  (Parkview) defeated Miss Bates,  6-0, 7-5. Miss G. Story (Parkview) defeated Miss H. Feasant,  1-6, 2-6. Miss E. Story (Parkview) defeated Mrs. Ecclestone,  6-4, 6-3.  Gents' singles���������Mr. Pettigrew  (Robson) defeated Mr. Riding-  ton, 6-2, 6-2. Mr. Baker (Robson) defeated MeDougall, 6-4, 6-  3. .Mr. Frith (Parkview) defeated Burnett, 6-3, 6-4.  Mixed doubles���������Mrs. Ecclestone  and H. Radcliffe (Robson) defeated Miss Avison and Mr.  Moore, 6-2, 6-4. Mr. B. Story  and Miss I. Caspell (Parkview)  defeated Miss K. Bates and Mr.  Foster, 6-2, 6-2. Miss G., Story  and Mr. Finney (Parkview) defeated Mrs. Hawes and Mr. Anderson, 6-1, 6-1. Mrs. Armstrong  and Mr. C. Miller (Hobson) defeated Miss. Wallace and Mr.  Richmond, 6-3, 9-7. Miss E.  Story and Meadows (Parkview)  defeated Miss H. Feasant and  Grant, 6-2, 6-4. Miss Radcliffe and  Mr. Copp defeated Miss Morris  and Mr. Radcliffe of Robson in  a long drawn three set match)  6-2, 4-6, 12-10X  After tea a special challenge  game was played between Mr.  B. Story and Mr.'Frith, (Parkview) and Mr. Self and Mr. Foster (Robson) the game being won  by the latter players. A  ������������������������������������ ���������'��������������������������� : ���������'' *' ������������������  Joe Tyler, of Spokane, tennis  champion of the northwest, met  defeat at San Francisco last week  in the exposition tournament, Tyler is well known in Vancouver,  where he has often been, and his  defeat will eliminate one of} the  best from the southern tournament. X  ���������Vy ���������'������������������    ���������  .9,.--.:���������'���������     X'���������'���������:"  Mr. H. T. Gardner^ of the Van-  (ibiiver Golf Club carried off the  individual championship over the  Burquitlam course on Saturday  afternoon, his score being 150.  HEATING ^omL?to���������icieacy'  Our Suslness his beu built up bv merit ���������lone'  LEEK & CO.  Heating Engineers.  1093 Homer St. Sey. 661  AN INCIDENT IN  THE GREAT RETREAT  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay.  G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 11S7L  , Office Phone:  Seymour 8765*8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture flanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalsomining  Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St. . Vaneeuvar, B.C.  "SO GOOD" IS  4X BREAD  t  4  It's so good that thousands of good housewives  i  daily shift the burden of baking Bfead on our shoulders.    Home made on a big scale. That's 4X.  Phone Fair. 44 for Shelly's 4X  After the war, when the more  individual details of the Great  Retreat from Mons come to be  collected and compiled, there will  be some extraordinary stories of  fortitude, resourcefulness _.and  good fortune to be. added to the  the records of the British  army. They will hardly provide  a,more impressive adventure than  that which has already emerged  in the account by a captain of  the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, and  published in the June "Blackwood's" of how a little force ot  76 men and two officers, cut hopelessly off from the British forces,  after the fighting along the Cam-  brai-Landrecies line, made their  way across the German lines to  Boulogne. , With detachments  from two other battalions of  their brigade and some assorted  trpbpsxvho had: been separated  from their units, they were at a  village about half-way betweert  Cambrai and Le Cateau when the  unpleasant truth became apparent that "the enemy were north,  south, east, and west of lis." The  first attempt torrejoin the British  forces was made the same nightfall. The plan was then to take  the plainest way of all���������to march  directly south, leaving villages  known, to be occupied by the Germans on both the right and the  left. It was ill-starred from the  beginning. In the darkness the  tail of the little column, marching across country, got separated  from its head, which plunged on  into the darkness, led by the  only officer who professed tp be  able to guide it. The tail, left  to its own resources, found itself at dawn before one of the  very villages which it had been  endeavoring to avoid; in the darkness it had wandered round until  it was only two, miles east of its  starting-point. Fortunately the  Germans who were in the village had left during the night,  and the clash did not take place  trous mistake on their own part*  when German troops had been  mistaken for British by moving  stolidly on and keeping their distance the Irish succeeded in  bluffing the enemy into the belief  that they were a German detachment, and passed on without challenge. Their aim was to work  West to the coast, but from Cambrai they were forced to go still  there, but further south, as the ^h,  ever skirting  the  thick  first plan was persisted in. fence of the German me, run-  I ning north and south, and search-  When the clash did come its ;ing with the help of information  results to the little British force j fr0m French civilians, for the  were such that all hope of con- j weak places, which were never  tinuing south was promptly given, two days in the same place. It  up, and a "party of some thirty! was not until kens had been  men and two officers���������all that j reached that the little force���������now  remained of the column, its head somewhat, swollen by the addi-  having apparently been captured I tion of other British stragglers  ���������collected itself and began to | (including two of the East Uan-  retrace its steps. They went north i cashires)���������was able to move di-  now, marching by night and hid- J rectly south-west. From now on  ing by day, seeking the weak. the worst was over. Avoiding Ar-  places in the German lines of | ras and Amiens, they reached  communication to the main forces j Abbeville and untimately    Bou-  which were pressing on towards  Paris. With endless alarms and  escapes they passed Cambrai,  now a strong German centre;  and it was here, three miles east  of the town, that the most amazing incident of the march occurred. The fog in which they had  been marching lifted suddenly,  disclosing a column of German  infantry advancing in their direction along the* road which ran  roughly, parallel with\the path-  taken by the British across country. Both forces halted;  officers   of   each   examined  logne; the party had wormed its  way right through the German  lines without the loss of a man  after the first disaster on the  southward attempt.  Since the outbreak of the war  the Dominion Government has  made advances to temporarily  finance purchases made in Canada by the British, French, Russian, New Zealand, and South  African Governments, to a total  amount of twenty-five million  the; dollars.     Such advances are  ra  the paid from time to time by the  other with their glasses. Yet in-! governments concerned in sterl-  spired by an earlier and disas-1 ing exchange.  NEW C. P. E. HOTEL  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   -   $4.00  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 2337 Main Street . -. m-L ���������i.uwitgBgEgnawBHMBHBSS  mmmmmm  mmmmmmm  i  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, July 16, 1915,  Rev. W. H. Kerr and family  have arrived from Welland, Ont.,  and Mr. Kerr will take over the  pastorate of the Sixth Avenue  Methodist church.  Rev. E. A. Henry, of Chalmers  Presbyterian church, has ; gone  for }iis summer vacation to his  camp among the islands of the  Sound.  Mr. R. O. Boult and family  have returned to town from  Prince Rupert, where they have  been for the past two years, and  will make Vancouver their home  once again.  Rfev. D. M. Wilson, formerly of  Kihistino, Sask., will be inducted  ijjjtb. the pastoral charge of the  Kerrisflale Presbyterian church  this Friday evening. -  ���������   .    ;-      X . ";  Rev. Ernest Thomas, the new1  pastor of Wesley Methodist  church, opened his pastorate  oh Sunday last, and his first discourses were excellent. Mr. Thomas comes to Vancouver from Regina, and takes the vacancy caused by the removal of Dr. Crummy to Winnipeg.  The Rev. Dr. Herridge, of Ottawa, ex-moderator of the Presbyterian General Assembly,  whose eloquence has been enjoyed in Vancouver so recently as  last year, gave a powerful recruiting sermon recently in the  capital, urging that a force of a  quarter of a million men be raised to train for such emergencies  as the future may unfold. Dr.  Herridge's sermon so impressed  the authorities that it is tp.be  printed by the Militia Department  in pamphlet form for recruiting  purposes.  LAWN PARTY  Rain interfered somewhat with  the success of the lawn party under the auspices of the Mt. Pleasant W.C.T.U. at the home of Mr.  John Thompson, Scott street, on  Tuesday evening. The grounds  were exceedingly well arranged  for the occasion and everything  pointed to a real good time, when  Jupiter Pluvius took a hand in  the affair and sent showers of  blessing. The larg^e* number of  assembled guests were comfortably housed in the spacious home  of Mr. Thompson, however, and  the evening's programme was  carried through successfully.  MT.   PLEASANT   Y.P.S.C.E.  The regular meeting of.V the  above society was held in the  school room Monday, July 12th.  Mr. Richmond and Miss En^ery  were in charge of the meeting.  The topic, "Making Life Worth  While,?' was taken by Mr. T. McKay, who gave a very interesting  and instructive talk.  The topic for next Monday,  July 19th, is "Social Settlement  and Fresh Air'Work," and will  be taken by Miss Grogan and  Miss C.XHowells. Weather permitting, .this meeting will take  the form of a picnic at Kitsilano  Beach.  INDUCTION ON AUGUST 6TH  At the regular meeting of the  Presbytery of Westminster held  on Tuesday in Robertson Memorial church, Grandview, the induction ceremonies in connection  with the coming of Rev. A. E.  Mitchell, of Prince Albert, Sask.,  to Mount Pleasant Presbyterian  church, were fixed for August  5th'at 7.30 in the evening. Rev.  J. H. Miller, of Cedar Cottage,  the new moderator of presbytery/  will preside, Rev. Wilson, of Ker-  risdale, will/preach; Rev. J.S.  Henderson 'will address the  people and Rev. Dr. Pidgeon the  minister. The induction ceremonies will beJ followed by a congregational reception to the new  minister and family.  SPLENDID DAY AT  THE CITY MARKET  WE  WANT  YOUR ELECTRICAL WORK  FIXTURES AND SUPPLIES ,  THE^ARVIS feLECTRIC CO.  LIMITED  Ctoneral Electrical Contractors  )  570 Richards Street  VANCOUVER. B. C.  B. C Sheet Metal Works  GORNIOES-SKYI^TS-ITJ&NAGES  O.RNAMENTAL IRON WOR������  General Jobbing JBittoates Furnished  i  1338 Sejtaow St.    Want, Say. 68Ba  Itv  Jritiah    ^  Colombia^  Manager Hairy Edgett reports  that Saturday last was; the bait  ner day to date at the cit������ market since the new arrangements  came into force. There was 'a  very large crowdof purchasers  on hand, and the bargains were  snapped up very quickly. T%  outstanding.feature, of Saturday  was the abundance of fruit from  the Fraser Valley; The plums ahd  cherries were there in great quantities and many buyers were ph  hand to get them. Firom how oh  there will be fruit in abundance  and those who. are anxious to  get bargains in the fruit department of the market should be on  hand: Saturday. As usual the Red  Cross Society had their stall) and  did a good business throughout  the day serving lunches and re*  freshments. w  CWAJN) GARDEN flSTB  THE LATE HARRY COWAN  Death removed from Vancouver on Tuesday morning one of  her really well known citizens in  the person of Mr. Harry Cowan,  of .the firm of Cowan & Brook-  house, after a short illness in St.  Paul's hospital. The late Mr.  Cowan was 45 years of age, and  was born in Ottawa, Ont. He  followed the example of many  other eastern boys and' hit the  trail for the west some years  ago, and practised his trade  (printing) in many of the intervening towns and cities of Canada between his former home and  Vancouver. -Since coming to  British Columbia he has been a  prominent figure in many public  organizations, chiefly among the  sporting organizations of the  city. For years Mr. Cowan has  been closely identified with the  Vancouver lacrosse team, and has  held premier honors in the coast  organization.  Harry Cowan was loved and esteemed by all the boys, and his  genial, kindJiearted manner won  him many friends who will bow  the head, now that he has passed  on, and his memory will always  remain green in the hearts of  those who knew him so well.  In business life deceased had  also^ many friends, and his- clean  cut^methods placed him in an  enviable position at the' head of  Cowan & Brookhousek The funeral will take place on Sunday  afternoon.  With a view to stimulating recruiting for the overseas forces  and- as a preparation for emergencies, Mr. Geo. M. Harrison,  manager of the Merchants Bank,  is1 actively proceeding with the  formation of a special '' bankers  company.'��������� The personnel of the  new company will consist largely  of bank clerksof the city branches, and. while they will follow  their usual occupations during  business hours, their formation  and drill will take place in the  evening, and they will be known  as an emergency corps.  BIG MOVEMENT TO  BJtWG GOOtf TIMES  How the Consumers'. League Expects to Promote B. 0. Pros-  *>: -   X"'"-'; Xjpnlfy.XXX  There are a number of reasons WHY you should purchase  LECKIE SHOES in preference to others. One good reason is that LECKIE SHOES are made in British Columbia  in a British Columbia institution by British Columbians.  Every penny you pay for LECKIE SHOES remains here  in  British  Columbia.    You pay no duty.  Another reason is that you can not purchase a better  shoe on the market. Any man who wears a LECKIE will  testify   to  that.  At Leading Dealers Everywhere  A grand Garden Fete will $e  held at Miss Eligh 's, corner; #f  14th and Quebec streets; on Tuesday, July 27th,; afternoon ahpi;  evening, underthe auspicesV.of  the Ward V. Red Cross S$������  terial Fund. \ An excellent " air-  ray of interesting items and fun  will take place on the lawn���������a  Dramatic Entertainment and  Regimental Band .music, Cocoanut  Sbies, Fortune Telling by a real  Gipsey from Victoria, Fish Pond,  auto rides for the children, ice  cream, tea^ and refreshments.^  Tb^XvilXalso be a -a^llrfor  home cooking and candy. A special attraction has been added  when a celebrated young lady  dancer will give an exhibition of  toe and fancy dancing. Let  everyone come, not alone for the  excellent cause you will be supporting, but for the fun you will  have. No-pains have been spared to make this the finest attraction of its kind ever held in the  city, and the admission is only  10 cents.  'S  For  LUMBER^SASH-DOORS  WQOD& c:6al  Phone: Bayview 1075  PHONE  SEYMOUR 9086  A TINY SPARK  may cause an immensity of damage and even the destruction of  your home.  ARE YOU INSURED  AGAINST FIRE?  We   write   Fire  Insurance   in  good Board Companies.  Dow, Fraser Trust Co.  122- Hastings St. West  References: Dun's, Bradstreets;  or any Financial House of repute  in Vancouver.  XP. T.XPARIB  THll  SHOE REPAIR MAN  has removed from  Cor. 7th and Main to    ;  2140. Main Street. Near Broadway  Bring  your  Repair  Work here  and get a free paw to. the Bro't-i-  way Theatre ' V V ���������'.   'V  ____EL"*"2?li-  .SYNOPSIS   OF   GOAL   MINING  Xl REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the Domini  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and]  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the!  North-west Territories and in a por-"  '{ion of the province of British Col-u  umbia, may be, leased for a term, of]  twenty-one years at an annual rental]  of $1 an acre. Not more than 2,560 j  acres will be leased to one applicant.]  Application f0r a lease must be]  made by the applicant in person to]  the Agent or Sub-Agent of-the die-]  trict in which'the rights applied for]  are situated. I  In surveyed territory the land mus-j  be described by sections, or legal]  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-j  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 yrill be refunded if the rights applied for are '  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of. the mine at the  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent-with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of~  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining J  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished, at least  once a year.  The lease will include th. 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 the rate of $10.00 an acre.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary, Ot-  the Department of the Interior,. Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion Lands.  _'' ''   ''     /X'XW. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister of the Interior.   J  ; N.B.���������Unauthorized    publication    of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ^-58782. ��������� 'X   - ������������������        V-  PROPEBTY OWNERS'  PROTECTIVE UBAGUE  CHAS. CHAPLIN'S DELIGHT  "Nutty   But  Nice"  A delicious combination of pure, velvet Ice Cream, Chopped Nuts and  Fruits,   15  cents.  THAT NEW STORE  _   167 Broadway E. Lee Building New Main  Boxes and Tables for the Ladies  BROWNE & BEATON  Cheihisis1 &   Druggists  Main and Pender Ste~~ TWO ~  Phone: Sey. 293 STORES  Davie & Granville Sts.  Phone: Bey. 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.  As announced, there met for  organization at the Call office a  number of those interested applicants for membership in this new  body.  Provisional organization was  completed apd the following provisional officers elected:  President, Wm. Pascoe Goard.  Vice-president, Wm. Winram.  Sec.-Treas., Mertoh Smith.  Three members were appointed  to ��������� act with the provisional officers as an executive. The executive was ordered to prepare a  constitution and to report at a  meeting to be held at the call of  the  chair.  Authority was voted to organize branches of the association  throughout the province.  Meeting adjourned to meet at  the call of the chair.  The death has occurred in  England after a brief illness of  Miss. Helen McNicholl, a promising young artist and eldest  daughter of Mr. David McNicholl, of the Canadian Pacific Railway.  (By J. Herbert Welch, Secretary  ; ��������� of the League)        ^  Since the announcement last  week of prizes for Obtaining members for the British Columbia  Consumers' League many persons  have called tp learn more about  the league and the competition;  to make suggestions, to give us  information, and to encourage  us with friendly words. Our com-  petitionvand work in general has  aroused an interest that leaves  no doubt as to the attainment  of the league's goal of five thousand members in two months.  Jt inay be explained that enrolling in the league entails no  feevof any inndXv&l^hatisTasl.-  ed is to sign the pledge card,  agreeing to give preference in  buying, price and quality being  equal, to the products of British  Columbia, Canada and the British Empire. In giving the preference the commodities of this pro-,  vince come first, for the eminently practical reason that the loyal  support of our own products by  British Columbia consumers will  bring us a new era of prosperity.  It was stated last Thursday  night by Mr. W. E. Scott, deputy  minister of agriculture, in an address before the Consumers'  League, that no less than $25,-  000,000 a year is being sent out  of the province for agricultural  products, and that $22,000,000 of  this huge sum is for articles which  can be and are grown here as  well as anywhere else on the continent.  The significance of. $22,000,000  a year will be more readily  grasped, perhaps, when it is  known that this is over $70,000  for every business day. It is to  be noted that this immense sum  of money is being sent away for  agricultural products alone. For  manufactured goods, likewise, a  great stream of wealth flows  continuously from British- Columbia into the big ocean of  commerce never to return to us  as money. The total amount  which leaves our trade channels  for those of other sections and  countries, but which can Jbe kept  here for our own enrichment is  much beyond $100,000 for each  business day.  There is nothing better than a  tremendous squandering of money  we need most urgently here at  home. Much is heard- of the  problem  of  unemployment,     of  worthy men and women in desperate straits because they can  riot* find work, and of poor bnsi*  ness. The only remedy which  reaches to the core of these, con?  ditions, is better ,mar^^ ., fo?  which we make and grow, and  good markets, Uk^ charity/begin at home. - /  The consumer is the unit in the  market, and so the appeal of the  league is mainly to her and him.  Supposing that, as a consumer,  you reebverfrom the idea, when  buying that'' distance lends enchantment," that "distant hills  are always bluest," that the article from afar, must necessarily  be i better than the article near  at hand. Supposing you try some  British^Columbia goods-that-you  never yet have tried, and find  them worthy, as many are. Supposing you get into the habit of  letting retailers know that you  prefer British Columbia commodities, that you prefer to keep  your money in circulation in this  province, the prosperity pf which  is important to you.  This is simple and easy  enough.. It only means a little  change in mental attitude when  marketing or shopping. It soon  becomes almost unconscious. Now  supposing this little change in  mental attitude is affected in  thousands of consumers. It will  mean the difference between hard  times and good times.     ,  'fBook-fceejringVan* Shorthand  ��������� "��������� nuide easv''������������������ -i] '��������� xpi  Taught rapidly and efficient^ by  James Black, Certified Tewber of  V v     9P^w������wi������J Subject!    v.  Phone: Pal*. M80*. <������r Wrte t:|JNf  rv'r-'-.. ^'^V^^X'V;/';V'V  Terms   on   AppUcation,     Private  ��������������������������� vtoai^cttoift:^hy.:|^|^      .,:  VOW ALyMMtiffi  TOOK T������E COUNT  ������������������"'-.;������������������'��������� "Ak/j-: :..^: '-������������������'  It is reported on, the most reliable authority from Seattle that  Alvo von Alvensleben has been in  one of the hospitals there for  about^three^^ weeks-as-a4residt^of-  an argument in orfe of the clubs  I in that city. Alvensleben as-  sertad in a loud voice and within  the hearing of several gentlemen  present that any German officer  could lick any two Englishmen  alive.  At this stage a; very small but  particularly burly Canadian or  Englishman arose from a chair  arid said, "I won't wait for the  other one, come on," after which  Alvensleben was .taken to, the  hospital. It is needless to say  that the incident caused considerable sensation and excitement.  ESTABLISHED 1886  CeperleyrRounsefel! & Co. Limited  INVEST1������ENTS vand 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 per-,  V     sonal supervision.; : --      .>   ;    ^  Insurance���������Fire,    Life,    Accident,    Marine,    Automobile,    Employers'  Liability. v  I     Molaon's Bank Building 543 Hastings St. West  Custom Shoe Repairing  P. PABIS, Prop.  WORLD SHOE CO.  BEST SHOE BEPAIBINO UT THE CTT  Work  Done  While Yon Wait  Work Called for and Delivered ~  Loggers', Miners', Cripples' and any Kind of Special Shoes Made  X to Order  64 HASTINGS STREET W.   Next Colombia Theatre  Phone: Seymour 1770. VANCOUVER, B. C.


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