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 r*  ii,  IV'f.  Phone,; Fairmont  1140  Ask fer AevertWei lata  Published in the Interests of Vancouver and the Western People  BBS  VOLUME V.  H. H. STEVENS, M.P., Editor-in-chief.  VANCOUVER,  Columbia   SEPTEMBER 12, 1913.  No. 18  Hospital" Divine Rightersy* Mahon to be Gagged?  Shylocks Among Church Members in Vancouver are Out-doing " Shylock," More Exposers yet to Come  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^M___________i^__i  Gold! Shushanna, the New Eldorado, Now Centre of Excitement, Gold!  THE THAW CASE  Canadian citizens, who have cherished the fond  belief that our judiciary waa much superior to  that on the American side, will feel deeply mortified upon learning of the farce being enacted in  Quebec courts iover the case of the notorious  murderer and profligate, Harry Thaw.  He was a fugitive from justice, he was an  .escaped lunatic, he was the murderer of White,  he entered Canada without properly observing  the immigration laws, yet, in spite of all this he is  allowed to remain. Why ? Because he has money.  British justice knows no race, it is true, and an  alien may rest assured of a square deal, but in  this case only one element enters and that is  money. No one would dare to suggest that a penniless man, guilty of the afore mentioned offences,  should be allowed to remain, but, forsooth, because Thaw has abundance of cash with which to  tickle the wits of the legal fraternity he is given  opportunities beyond the reach of all except the  very wealthy. That is not British justice; it is a  criminal farce and a disgrace to the courts and.  the lawyers who are a party to it. If the Oovernment fail to take cognizance of the case it, also,  will be derelict in its duty.  Since writing the above we learn that the  Dominion Government has stepped in and ordered  Thaw deported. This te right, and our only criticism  is that it was not done sooner. It is a clear ease of  the right of the Government to exerciie its authority  to protect onr country from undesirables, and is  clear evidence that "MONEY" cannot prevent the  proper exercise of that power.  The Board of Trade are lining up in support of  the *' Anti-Asiatic'' movement. Thw looks encouraging and shows the wisdom of tbis body.   The  following resolution was passed on Tuesday last:  "That the Government of British Columbia  be petitioned to enact such legislation as will  prevent any person other than persons of  the white race from acquiring any title or  other interest to, or in lands, in the province  of British Columbia."  im mm top  The differences between teacher* of two clearly  marked classes are great. One kind assumes that  the only work of the teacher is to hear recitations, and in case of failure on the part of the  pupil, to return the child to its seat untaught,  but mightily scolded, and at times foolishly and  cruelly punished*  The other teacher has the ideal clearly outlined, that his or her work is to teach, no matter'  how much a child may recite. Such a trainer of  children sees that recitation, as such, is a small  part of the work in hand, and may be almost a  useless operation, if not attended by or with  training, observation, expanding and sharpening  of the intellect. The first teacher usually finds  the children afraid to approach and confide in  the one who pre-eminently ahould have the "sympathy and confidence of all those committed to  his or her care.  The other has the fullest sympathy and trust  of the pupils, and adds immensely to their intellectual and moral wealth. One of this latter  class is a real teacher, and is always in demand.  One should be held in service at almost any cost,  the other should never be permitted to take charge  of a class of little children.  ���������Prof. E. Odlom, M. A., B.Sc  Emperor  William  is not the only  ruler  by  "Divine Right"���������what about some members of  the Hospital Board?  ���������    ���������    e  Aldermen will kindly take notice that they  must vote all the money the treasurer of the  Hospital Board may demand without asking what  becomes of it, because it is none of your business.  Money tight? Who said so! Not the bank  official who borrows at seven per cent, and re-  loans to the bank's customer at 100 per cent. No,  dear reader, "tight money" is a dream.  Aid. Mahon wanted to know what became of  the coal which was hauled to the premises of the  General Hospital. What a foolish question, Mr.  Alderman. What does it matter where it goes or  how it is used so long as the "treasurer" has paid  for it?   It is only public money, you know.  A meeting for all who are interested in Anglo-  Israel subjects will be held in the Orange Hall,  Saturday, September 20th, at 7:30 p.m.  GENERAL HOSPITAL INVOKES AID OP COURTS  Public Funds to Be Used For Petty Retjmge���������Aid. Mahon to Be Forced Into  Expensive Lawsuit���������An End to Fai^Criticism.  The General Hospital has issued a writ for libel against Aid. Mahon. because  he dared to offer some adverse criticism of the management of the General Hospital while in his place in the City Council. In other words, because the Alderman  offended the touchy sensibilities of some members of the Board, these men have determined to subvert the funds of the Hospital from their proper use to be expended  in taking revenge on the offending Alderman.  We invite the attention of our readers to this preposterous procedure. Who  are these men who dare not face fair and open criticism? We can safely say that  they are not the whole Board, by any means, but two or three old members who  imagine they are on the Board by "Divine Right," and whose influence, is often  sufficient to carry measures in the face of the less active majority. It is time this  sort of autocratic and non-responsible authority was ended and that the citizens  seriously undertook the management of the Hospital in the public interest.  What the Writ Sets Forth.  The writ charges Aid. Mahon with having said certain things in the presence  of thirteen Aldermen, thus seeking to evade the fact that Aid. Mahon was acting  in his capacity as an Alderman and in a regular meeting of the Council, and that  his remarks were made when the Council was considering an item in the estimates  relating to the General Hospital. It was the right ana proper place for Aid.  Mahon to speak, and his remarks were made in a manner that was cmite in order,  legitimate and in the public interest.  The General Hospital may succeed in their malicious attack on Aid. Mahon;  they may, by spending public funds, force him into a ruinous legal battle, but they  will also succeed in stirring up public opinion to such an extent that a much needed  revolution will result in our whole Hospital system.  It is not our intention at this time to say whether or no Aid. Mahon's statements were correct, but we do intend to fig$t to a finish any attempt to muzzle public men who make criticisms of public institutions on their authority as representatives of the people.  3y their act tbe management of the General Hospital have thrown clown the  gauntlet, and The Call has dared to take it up, and before we are through witb  the subject the public will have much more severe criticisms of this institution than  was contained in the words of Aid. Mahon, and further, if possible we shall fasten  tbe responsibility upon certain individuals who bave long been suspected as being  the disturbing element in our Hospital system.  OREAT NORTHERN TO VIOLATE AQREEMENT  On best of authority we are informed that the Great Northern Railway Company purpose closing down all construction operations in tbis city. This is in di-!  reet violation of their agreement with the city.  The railway company secured the half of the bed of False Creek from the  city with the distinct understanding that they were to complete their works in five  years. At the time (1910) we urged that the agreement should be on progressive  lines, that the company be forced to do certain portions each year until completion  within the five-year limit. We also urged that a penalty be placed in the agreement. This was not done, and now we have the spectacle of all work being closed  down in spite of the fact that little has been done to conform to the agreement.  Where is the large depot that they agreed to build? Where are the fine permanent bridges over that hideous cut? Where are the express sheds and delivery  tracks? Where, we ask, is there any evidence of this foreign and alien company  keeping faith with the citizens?  The bargain was a joke when made. Howard, the representative of the railway, who conducted the negotiations, played the Council of 1910 for " suckers,"  and now they laugh at us outright as a city of simpletons.  What can we do to force this concern to keep faith ? The agreement is useless, but some effort should be made by the City Council of the day to bring them  to time. This is no time to permit such concerns to shut down in direct violation  of their solemn agreement. Vancouver, even though we erred in 1910, should assert  itself and demand that the work proceed or take action to annul the agreement, and  recover possession.  PUBLICLY OWNED ELECTRICAL PLANT  At last the citizens of South Vancouver and the Municipal Council are awakening to the necessity of paying some attention to questions of great public importance. There is a strong and active movement to secure a "publicly owned electrical plant" to supply the Municipality with light and power. This is very encouraging���������it means that the people are becoming tired of the petty squabbles which  have occupied so much of the time of the Council and the t>ublic, and are now seriously considering "larger matters."  South Vancouver citizens are paying 15 cents per kilowatt hour for light,  which is absurd.   They propose to cut this in half by installing a municipal plant.  Whatever may come of this first attempt is not of so great concern, but it is  an indication of what we may expect in the near future. The remarkable feature  of this movement is that it is not the result of a few "faddists," but a general  movement coming from the people.  ONE HUNDRED PER CENT SHYLOCKS  The Editor of Western Call:  Dear Sir,���������Whoever the man is, who is guilty of such damnable conduct as  to loan money at 100%, he should be named, so that he might be shunned by his  fellow townsmen. But I ean give you a worse instance, which occurred in this  wonderful City of Vancouver, where a man loaned $3,000 at 12% interest and a  (Continued on paga 4)  IKE NEW ELDORADO  As we go to press it is becoming evident that there  will be a bigniah to Shushanna. Reports from every  direction are gradually confirming the first newa of  the importance of the District as a producer of Gold.  It has also become manifest that it is a "poor man's"  Country ,and of very considerable extent. The latest  news tells of staking* on the Canadian side; All  this means much to ;tbe Cities of Seattle. Victoria  and Vancouver. Probably 60.000 to 100.000 men wfll  outfit for Shushanna and diatriet between now and  next May. Seattle bas for weeks past been intensely  active in preparing to take active advantage of thia  strike, and the whole coast from Los Angeles up, is  awakening, and reaching to take hold of this  great opportunity.  As will be seen from our Advertising Columns  Vancouver is in line for a share in this business.  The Aetna Development and Trust Co. (see page 8)  is getting together $800,000 to send in men and supplies at once. They already have their agents on the  Field,and within 10 days another party will goin.  The Western Call standsfor Vancouver interests in  thia newest field of Enterprise, and next week will  have a special Shushanna Edition giving all obtainable information on " The Strike" and the country.  THE VANCOUVEK EXHIBITION ,  ���������wamn-__^_������  (Prof. \% Odium, M.A., B.Sc.)  This important event came and went with  much of pleasure and profit. The rain kept the  dust from blowing and incidentally kept many  from visiting tbe "Big Show." There would  have been perhaps 125,000 to 150,000 present had  Jupiter Pluvius been more kind to the would-be  sightseers.  However, we need not grumble, for the results were good in the main, and Vancouver put  on the best Exhibition in her history. From  every standpoint, apart from an undue amount  of rain, the undertaking was a success.  One thing that surprised the multitude was the  proof of the many "home-made concerns" in the  city. Vancouver is rapidly becoming an industrial centre, for its factories are already numerous, and the pay-roll is growing steadily larger.  Near-by outside concerns are to aU intents and  purposes a part of Vancouver's wealth and activity. Take the mills and factories along the  Inlet up as far as Port Moody, for instance. These  are all a very important part of the Terminal  City. Look at the B. C. Oil Refining Company,  Ltd. This large and expanding business is located at Port Moody, but is owned and bandied  by Vancouver men and money. In five years'  time |t has sprung up out of babyhood into a  strong, healthy youth, with promise of becoming  a giant industry in a very short time. It is under  excellent management and is a means of wealth  and employment for many.  Perhaps one of the things which are indicative  of a healthful and wealthful future was the splendid exhibit made by the school children of Vancouver and vicinity. King Edward High School,  Britannia High School, the Public Schools, Night  Schools, Model School, Manual Training Departments of the Schools and those who give much  time to the direction of these schools and to the  children, deserve much praise for what has been  accomplished.  As Mrs. McNaughton says: They arc trying  to unite utility with beauty, to co-relate the practical of everyday life with the truly artistic and  pleasure producing. Trustees and teachers who  keep this two-fold ideal constantly in view are  truly benefactors of children and the public.  In passing through the educational exhibit one  sees the results of drawing, painting, writing,  needlework, fruit-conserving, forge-making, stair-  building, cabinet-making, chair-making, cornice  manufacturing, and many other processes which  have in past time occupied the hands, heads and  hearts of the children and young people of the  day and night schools to great advantage.  The Diploma Committee of the Exhibition As-  (Continued on Page 4)  Madame Yulisse and the Mt.Pleasant  Methodist Church Choir, under her direction, will give a Grand Concert in the  Mountainview Methodist Church, corner  Sophia and 28th Ave., on the evening of  Tuesday, Sept. ISth. The affair is under  the auspices of the Ladies Aid of the  Church.  i>_  Neil J, MacArthur is running for Alderman in  the By-election of Ward VI. B  THE WESTERN CALL.  Friday, September 12,1913  ** n in n in 11 on i n 111 if iium-h nm ihmhiii tw|iMMiim������ i innnii i m n n w-.wn.-VtnM".HM"ri  1  - USE ���������  Electric Irons ii  t  t  t  FOR  :: Comfort, Convenience, Economy:;  The cost for continuous operation is only a few  cents per hour.  The iron is operated from an ordinary household socket  The irons sold by this company are constructed  on the best principles. This means an appliance  which is hot at the point and cool at the handle.  The iron bears the manufacturer's guarantee.  +���������  B. C. ELECTRIC CO.  phone  Seymour 5000  ������������S"l"l"l������f ������������������'l'4������*M 1 Mil MM   -���������������������������������������������������..ii*i. .��������� ������������������ ��������������� i iMhMmIm* 1 ,i i|.im.iM_'���������*���������  Carrall and  Hastings St*.  1138 Oranvllle St.  Near Davie St.  <���������*  Winnipeg Grocery  H-*_Mi_ufc.isei    lurruar    -  One of the moat up-to-  date stores in the district, carrying a full  line of  High-Class Groceries  Special   attention  to  phone orders.  Branch Post Office.  O. B. Jones, Proprietor  ' One of the cleanest and  most modern bakeries  in the city with a select  stock of  Bread, Cakes, Pastries  Skilled workmen and  our modern equipment  produce the best.  Jones & Roberts, Props.  ������2������ Watches Clocks  Jewelry and Optical Goods  A.  WISMER  Jeweler and Optician  Repairing a Specialty , 1433 Commercial Drive  BIHTAW grocery  Commercial Prive and Mth Ave.  "The Home of Quality"  Our stock is fresh an4  is kept so. AU our goods  ,    are guarantee^  J. P. SlncWr. Prop.  PtlOHB: MmO!)! 1033  SWINDELL BROS.  Grocers  Do You Want to Save  Money?  Then buy for cash at Swindell Bros*. Grocery.  We are giving cash receipts  with every cash  purchase.  Bring in $10 worth of cash  receipts and receive 1 lb.  of our best 40c Tea  or   *  Coffee.  Note our Telephone Numbers, High. 120, 121  Swindell Bros.  1417 Commercial Dr.       Phones Highland 120,121  Around Vancouver  GRANDVIEW METHODIST tin order to secure expert opinion on  EPWORTH LEAGUE  Pastor���������Rev. F. G. Lett.  Sunday Services:���������  Preaching 11 *.m. and   7.30    p.m.;  Sunday 8chool, 2.30 p.m.  _ Epworth League���������Monday 8 p.m.  Prayer Meeting���������Wednesday 8 p.m.  ..-The young people invite everybody  to their League meetings, and suggest  regular attendance at all services of  the Church. The People are Welcome.  GRANDVIEW.  The Nadine Mission Band held the  first session of the season on Friday  afternoon.  * *   *  Mrs. Long, wife1 of Dr. Long, wbo  has been ill with typhoid fever, is  fast recovering.  * ���������   ���������  Lily and" Rose Streets and Semlin  Drive are* being macadamized in those  section lying between Napier and Williams Street.  * ���������   *  The opening meeting of the winter  session of the Grandview Mission  Circle was held in Grandview Methodist Church on Tuesday evening.  * *   *  The   Epworth   League   of   Trinity  Methodist Church was Instructively  entertained on Monday night by E. F.  Odium, who gave a talk on the true  patriotism of Christians in different  ages. His address ended in an admonition to stand Arm in and for our  beliefs.  * ���������   ���������  The Boys' Club of the Robertson  Presbyterian Church held their opening meeting on Friday evening last  and appointed a committee to arrange  a programme for the winter months.  This club broke up their camp at  Departure Bay a fortnight ago after  four weeks of camp life1 there.  * *   *  Mrs. Charles E. Smith is enjoying  a two weeks' trip up north. She waB  accompanied by Miss I. Crawford, the  first lady missionary of the Baptist  denomination who devoted herself to  the Indians. Miss Crawford, who has  been with the' Indians of the South  Pacific Coast, is taking advantage of  her holidays to visit the Indians of  the North Coast On the journey,to  Skagway the ladies visited Ketchikan  and the mission camp at Metakatla  Island.  * *   ���������  We regret to announce .the death  of one of Grandvlew's well known residents. On Saturday, September 6,  Isaac Dowding passed away at the  General Hospital. His death was  caused by a serious accident which  happened about a month ago, when a  load of lumber slipped off a wagon,  crushing Mr. Dowding beneath its  weight. Tbe accident caused partial  paralysis and no hope was entertained  of recovery.  Mr. Dowding was born near Mark-  vale, Ont, and came to B. C. 23 years  ago. Soon after his arrival he was  married to Mies Nellie Willougbby.  The deceased was 47 years of age,  and leaves a widow and seven children. The fueral took place on Tuesday afternoon from the famjUy residence, 912 Keefer Street, and was attended by representatives of the I. O.  F. and the L_ O. L. to the Mountain  View Cemetery.  Some1 of Mr. Dowdingls relatives  who were at the funeral were C. Dowding of Ladner, J. A. Dowding of Kamloops, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Gilbert of  Mission and Mr. and Mrs. H. Vollans  and family of this city. The two  brothers who are in California were  unable to come to the funeral.  * ���������   ������  Mr. Charles Smith, Alderman Evans,  Mr. G. H. MMler and Captain Copp  waited upon H. H. Stevens, M.P., on  Monday morning regarding the resolution passed at a meeting of the  Granview ratepayers to have the new  immigration shed located at the Government dock.  Mr. Stevens expressed himself in  sympathy with the movement and  said he had endeavored to get tbe  immigration shed at the Government  dock, but the1 C. P. R. had used strong  arguments to get this shed at the foot  of Burrard street and had made out  a strong case to the government so  that their present intention was to  place1 it there. Mr. Stevens further  stated that the affair had already been  held up for six months on account of  the difference of opinion as to where  it should be placed, and thought that  it should go at the Government dock,  and that he would again write the government to tbat effect.  Mr. James Eadie spoke on the possibility of the city getting an electric  plant of its own and said that under  the present franchise the city is not  permitted to operate its own plant A  number of ratepayers gave it as their  opinion that no sane corporation would  make    such an    agreement.    Captain  the matter,  Another matter discussed at the  ratepayers meeting was the absolute  necessity of placing public conveniences in this city in public places.  This matter will be dealt with at the  Executive meeting of the Central Ratepayers. ��������� .  ,���������  A notice of motion was made at this  meeting that Grandview have a garden  competition, which shall include all the  gardens throughout the district for  next year. This wil be taken up at  the next meeting.  A strbng resolution against horse  racing at Minora Park was passed,  and a petition expressing disapproval  of this thing will be sent in to tbe  Minister of Justice at Ottawa.  SOUTH VANCOUVER  Mr.  R.  J.  Hopkins has moved  Hoquaim, Wash.  to  ���������   *  Mrs. Thomson Hingston, of Seattle, is visiting her nephew, Mr. G. W.  Hamilton, of Hamilton Bros.  ��������� *'  ������  Mr. Sorronson, Thirtieth avenue,  has gone to California. He intends  locating in Los Angeles, where Mrs.  Sorronson will join him.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Sjnce the first of September three  additional teachers have joined the  South Vancouver teaching staff.  These have been assigned to the following schools: Miss L. N. Harcus,  -Selkirk; Miss M. Kneeshaw, Nor-  quay, and Miss G. Schvesenger, Walter Moberry.  Over $2,000.00 were on deposit in  the city banks at the end of last term  belonging to the children of the  South Vancouver schools. Considering the habit of saving an essential  part of a true, practical education, the  trustees established this banking system about two years ago. Children  are able to draw on their funds for  means to spend a happy holiday or  for any object they wish subject to  the approval of parents or guardians.  ��������� ���������   ���������  The Ruth Morton Memorial church,  the Baptist church being erected on  the corner of Twenty-seventh avenue and Prince Albert street, will, it  is expected, be completed by the  first of next month. The main floor  contains an auditorium, a Sunday  school room, the pastor's study and  other smaller rooms. The basement  includes in its arrangement a banqueting hall, a ladies' parlor and a  kitchen. When completed and furnished, the'church will cost $25,000,  and will be clear of debt. The congregation have been worshipping in  the Sunday school room, which was  built some time ago, and opened  September 22, 1912. The church is  the gift of the late Mr. Morton, the  lot having previously been presented  by the Extension Board. Rev. J.  Willard Litch is pastor of this church.  CEDAR COTTAGE.  W. H. Brotberton has returned from  a visit to Medicine Hat.  ��������� ���������   *  Mr. and Mrs Lewis Owen have returned from a visit to Victoria.  ��������� *   ���������������  Mr. G. H. Ashwell, of Chilllwack, is  a visitor at the home of Rev. E. Manuel.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. Lewis Owen, who made a week's  visit in Victoria, returned on Sunuday  evening.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. W. Williamson, now of Victoria, and formerly of Cedar Cottage,  has been  renewing his acquaintance  with old friends at the latter place.  ��������� ������   *  The Women's Missionary Society of  the Robson Memorial Church met on  Monday afternoon. Mrs. Lawson and  Mrs. Cabey gave addresses on temperance.  ��������� *   * i  An increase of fifty per cent, over  the former "number of persons receiving mail at the Grimmett post office  has taken place during the six months  just past  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. C. F. Broadhurst's new invention, which solves the problem of  cleaning stove pipes without the labor  of taking them down and putting them  up, atracted great attention at the  fair.  lHE -  Grandview Stationery  Where it pays to deal.  SCHOOL  SUPPLIES  1130 Commercial Drive  J. W. EDMONDS, Prop.  address. Solos and quartettes were  on the programme. Refreshments  were served.  ��������� ������   ���������  Mr. and Mrs. W. Dawson, late of  New Westminster, have purchased a  home on Lake street, where they are  now residing.  ��������� ���������   ���������  A quiet wedding of last week took  place in Christ church on Tuesday  morning, when Miss Gladys Leighton,  daughter of Mrs. H. Leighton, Taylor road, Cedar Cottage, was married  to Mr. J. H. Hayward, of Vancouver,  Rev. Prof. Trumpour officiating.  The bride was attended by Miss Le-  ota Wintermute. Mr. A. E. Cunningham acted as best man. After the  ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Hayward  left for San Francisco.  POINT GREY.  The Salvation  been established  for two months,  Band   Festival  in  Army, which has  in Cedar Cottage  expect to hold a  ther hall Septeni-  m  ber 27th at 8 p. m. This service of  song will be conducted by No. 1  Core Band, city. The Army are having   a   Harvest   Festival   September  20-23.  *   *    *  The Epworth League of the Robson  Memorial Church entertained the Fer-  McSpadden was asked to procure jris Road League on Monday evening,  copies of the clauses of this agreement Mr. Phelp of the latter league gave an  Mr. J. J. Monkman was on a trip to  Ladner on Saturday.  Mr. J. F. Christie has been attending the rifle1 meet at Ottawa.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Mr. W. E. Biggins spent the weekend at Harrison Hot Springs.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mrs. Wells of Prince Edward Island  is visiting her son, Mr. R. Wells.  ��������� ���������   ���������  A new tennis court has been placed,  on   the   grounds   of   tbe   Methodist  Church.  .     .     9  Miss Eva Champion and Miss Amy  Goddard are leaving shortly to take  the nurseB* training course at the  Kamloops   Hospital.     The   Statama  Club are giving a flannel dance in  their honor in the Granville Hall this  evening.  Mr. and Mrs. G. L. Orinsby and  family are visiting friends in Kerrisdale and Eburne.  ...  Mrs. Ogden, wife of Dr. Ogden, who  has been in the hospital, returned  home early Jest week.  Mr. P. Burroughs left on Wednesday  for Saskatoon, to visit his brother, Mr.  I. M. Burroughs of that city.  .   .   ���������  The Bachelor Girls Club are pre*  paring for a concert, which they expect to give tn a few weeks.  ��������� ��������� ���������  Mr. Homer St. Goehler, barrister, of  Portland, is visiting his parents, Mr.  and Mrs. Goehler of Peters Road.  Miss M. Miller of Chilliwack ia a  guest of her uncle, Mr. J. J. Monk-  man, corner Townaend and Second  street.  ��������� ���������������   *  Mr. David Thomas of New Tork la  visiting Eburne and looking over business possibilities with a view to locating here.  ��������� ���������   ������  Miss Peele, Eburne Millinery Store,  returned last week from Seattle, where  she attended the millinery openings  in that city.  ��������� .   .  Rev. J. Woodside of Vancouver conducted the preparatory service at the  Eburne Presbyterian Church on Friday evening, Sept. 6.  M ... ..���������!*. ���������������.*.. .11 t Ml HI ������t-   MtHlllllllllimillinn  t  Use Stave Lake Power  Those Industries are Better  In ultimate results which,use our electric  power service. The factories or office buildings which operate private power plants are  under a big expense for maintenance. A  trifling accident may disorganize their whole  svstem���������more serious disturbance, with  attendant heavy losses involved, are not  preventable. Stave Lake Power is undeniably cheaper and more reliable than private plant operation. See us for particulars  and rates.  Western Canada Power Company,  LIMITED  t   PhOBex Seymour 4770      6O3-6IO Carter-Cotton Bldg, ::  f  *>  ��������� *. I It 1 lil I 1"M-H H ������ !��������� I ������������������l-������4"H"������-i-W !������������������*'���������--���������l"M**-"--MMfc������.H..-M.t - ��������� l ) ���������*������  P. 0. BOX 1418, VANCOUVER, B. C.  :: ��������� xyxyyyyL  ���������{'���������.~*j?v������SISB  Friday. September 12,1913  THK   WKSTKKN   CALL  IN   PROCESS  OP |      Hi  ORGANIZAT'N  Applications for enrollment will be  received commencing on the even-  of Wednesday, September 10th,  from 8 to 10 p.m., at the Regimental Headquarters, corner of  William Street and Commercial  Drive. Applicants must be between the  ages of 17 and 40, over 5 feet 5 inches in  height and physically sound.  I. W. DOWDING  Captain and Adjutant  CenlralPk.SCollinowood  ] CENTRAL PARK. ,  A son was born to Mra. William;  Poole of Lincoln Avenue on Tuesday  morning of last week.  i    . ���������������������������������������������������������������������.  Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Smiley have  been enjoying a .visit from Mr. Smi-  ley's brother of Ottawa.  ��������� ���������   ���������  !     Mrs.  W.  R.   Snyder,  who  resides  with her daughter, Mrs. C. H. Rose.  is visiting in Puyallup, Wash.  j **.*'-    ''  The1 Woman's  Institute  succeeded  in winning the prize over other competitors for their exhibit at the Fair  last week.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. .J. D. Reid, on account of his  health, leavea next week for the Okanagan and expects to be absent till  Christmas.  i ���������   *   ���������  j    Miss Elsie Reid, daughter of Mr..  ,-C. G. L. Reid, who has been spending  her vacation visiting in and around  Ottawa, will resume her studies at the  j Ottawa Ladies' College at the opening  of the school.  j ���������   .   .  ! Illahie Rebekah Lodge No. 30, of  Central Park met September 4 with  a good attendance, regardless of bad  weather. Three candidates were initiated, making a membership of  twenty-seven. The Noble Grand of  Bethel Lodge, Vancouver, and three  other visitors were present. It was  the social evening and after lodge  closed cards were played and refreshments served.  This lodge meets on the first and  third Thursdays of each month. Visitors are always welcome.  phone     THE DOH  ������������������������������������  Fairmont ������ _r_r.a*a������   ���������������,wfl,  510 ICE CREAM PARLOR  26+S Mmln St. 2d otoro from Uth A*.  PHONE  FAIRMONT   ;  510  ;lcc Cream in Bcarcs, I5������; 25*s ^  t Cones, Six for 25c  I High Grade Chocolates and Table Fruits *  t Tobaccos and Stationery.  >4 M. _..,.. m,i|..|ii|i*M II' 1' 111 !��������� II IU   IH������������WfHHHUIIIIIIIH  The "Western Call" nay beProcnred At  607 Pender Street.  614 Cordova West  628 Cordova Weat  422 Richards Street  302 Oran-rlUe 8treet  413 Oranvllle Street  B. C. E. R. newa ataad.  Cor. Bank of Ottawa  Near Pantageo Theatre.  ���������^  COLLINGWOOD.  Collingwood Rangers' Football  team will play their first league  match on Saturday, September 13,  against the Sixth D. CO. R.-on'the  Cambie Street grounds.  ���������   ���������   ���������  The McLean Grocery, corner of  Joyce street and School Road, is selling out their furniture ancl stock.  The proprietors have a large property  in Lincoln, Neb., and are returning  there to their former home.  ���������*.*������������������������������������������������������.���������        ..    '/  A number of young friends spent a  very enjoyable evening, at the home  of Miss Eden Prlngle, on Thursday  evening of last week. The occasion  was the birthday of Miss Prlngle. who  is training in the General Hospital  Music and games were features of  the evening. '  ���������   , ���������   * , ���������"  Dr. Randall, of this place, and a  recent graduate of Philadelphia Dental College, has opened an office in  East Collingwood.  *   ���������   ���������  About six hundred pupils are in  school this year. The rather con-  jested condition of last year has been  relieved by opening a room in the  old building. Upwards of fifty children who, under the old conditions,  would be accommodated in Collingwood, are now pupils at Norquay, the  new school opened at Beaconfield.  Approximately one hundred and  twenty new pupils have come in.  These are children of new settlers and  children who have come to school age  as well as those who were transferred  from other schools.  The Women's Association of Knox  church  are  arranging  for a  weekly  social    afternoon    for    the    winter  months.   The first of these, bearing  the date of September 11, was booked  for the home of Mrs. Somers, Spen  cer street.   The ladies expect to hold  a  sale  of  work  in   November,. an.l  among other items,  they have pre  pared blocks for an autograph quilt.  The  Girls' club, of whom there are  thirty members, with Mrs. Le -Mess  urier as president, are also workers  for this object.   The proceeds will be  used as funds for the association.  till Ml It MM IIII III! MM'  TORONTO!  t FURNITURE .STORE :;  3034 Mala St.  > Our stock of Furniture '!  : is Large, Modern and ������  adapted to the tastes of ���������  Buyers.  ; Dressers, Buffets, Tables ;  ; Chairs, Couches,  Mat- ,  ; tresses, Bedsteads, etc :  A complete Una of  . Linoleoma. Carpet Scraarea. ate. ',  < Drop in and inspect our goods. <  ; This is where yea get a equal* ;  II. H. COWAN  tniiiuii.inniiiHiM  Cut Flowers  Plants  Funereal Designs  Decorations for Social  Functions.  ���������..'���������'���������      '       ' ��������� ���������    '���������:' ���������' '    .    '���������: ��������� ������������������ '~y ���������,     ���������'  KEEPER'S NURSERY  Cor 15th Ave. * Main St  PHONE:  Fairmont 817  11141111 mil MT fM./;v;^,^w>^Ni^MMwa.vW^.^......*..v-.-v-,-   Mt. 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HAYWARD, General Manager  JOHN   MONTGOMERY, Contract Aj-eut  P. 0. Drawer 1418  Vancouver, B.C  4  \ *  mini 1111111111111 *��������� -  ..-..;..;..>.~-...-r---^i~>-:*+* *��������� 4< t-H -. I I 11' I t ���������! -M' H-I1H1!.H- <-**---.---:--:-+-:*-:*-:->-:-->:--:-->->-:-->-:--w* <-++* ������:**:������������������:* :-:-:-:---->*;-*>-:-:~;. n <��������� ���������_ H uillHM _������������������!<_*���������! tl t I >Mli imilll !���������+' THE WESTERN CALL  Friday. September 12,1913  ��������� tut t ��������������� n n n i' ii 9* mu n if  ;   The Successful Firms   :  ;'  Advertise.        WHY?   ;���������  >MIIMIIIIIIlllll'tlllHt '  cTMt PLEASANT  South Vancouver  Plans Publicly Owned  Electrical Plant  ONE HUNDRED PER CENT SHYLOCKS  (Continued from Page 1)  bonus of $1,600 for four months. Not only was the scoundrel not satisfied with  taking a mortgage on property, but he took a conveyance of every bit of property  each member of the family had'. Even then he was not satisfied, for when the lady  was ready to pay him off he exacted further fees and charges, and this man presumes to be a Christian man. At any rate, he is a big church member in one of  the largest churches in this city.  Yours truly,  CONSTANT BEADER.  Vancouver, B. C, Sept. 9, 1913.  The above communication is one of many along similar lines. We are preparing a statement about this "100 per cent, bank official," and when in proper  shape it will be published, in all probability in our next issue.  We also intend to touch up some other iniquitous financial transactions along  this line.���������Ed.  Alderman Mahon  Doesjof Retract  I   Means to Criticize the General  Hospital aa Long as He Has Need,  He 8aya.  Aid. C. E. Mahon, who has been  sued by the General Hospital for alleged libel and slander, baaed on  statements made before1 the City  Council aa to the management of tbe  institution. Speaking of the matter on  Monday he declared that he did not  believe the hospital authorities had  investigated the case aa they aald  they had.  "As recently aa thia morning," said  the alderman, "I have spoken to the  man, Mr. R. A. Piper, whose case I  commented on. and he tells me that  he knows of ho Investigation conducted hy the hospital management concerning him.  "The hospital la evidently trying to  muzzle the aldermen of the City Council and all future City Councils in an  effort to prevent them justly criticizing the General Hoapital or any other  institution receiving grants from  time to time.  "I intend to criticize the hospital aa  long aa I have anything to criticize it  about There have been timjes before  when I have refrained, but I don't intend to keep anything back now."  WHAT THBHB4SOT FABB HAS  A00OHFW8WBO HI CWrUVWAUP  3y Patar Witt  (Cleveland, Ohio, Traction Commissioner.)  On tbe morning of November first, 1906, witli  Tom L* Johnson at the controller, tne first tnree-  cent car line in Cleveland began operation on  Penison avenue.  From that day until March 1, -1910, as franchise  rights expired on street after another, new lines  were gradually placed on a three-cent fare basis.  On the first of March, 1910, the street railroad  settlement, known as the Tayler grant, went into  effect, and an initial fare of three cents, with a  penny charge for a transfer, was installed on all  city lines.  Fifteen months later, on June 1, J9U, this rate  of fare bad proved so profitable tbat tbe rate was  reduced to flat three-cent fare, witb free transfers.  Even this rate of fare has been found to be in  excess of tbe actual needs for operating expenses  and fixed charges, and as a result tbe city was  confronted on May first of tbis year with the  alternative of still further improving the service  or going to two and a half cent-fare.  The s'treet car situation in Cleveland may,  therefore, be epitomized as follows:  Three-cent fare, with free transfers, unrivalled  day service and excellent rush hour service, in  well-ventilated, well-heated and well-lighted cars,  running on as good a roadbed as can be found in  any city in the country with few or no exceptions  and operated by the highest-paid, best-treated  trainmen in the United States, is an actual, persistent and permanent reality on exhibition 24  hours a day in tbe sixth city in America, witb a  population, including its environs, of three-quarters of a million inhabitants.  It would be going far afield to give a full  account of tbe many ramifications of Cleveland  street railroad history. Sufficient it is, for the  information of other American cities, to state the  three fundamental principles upon which a settlement was effected between the city and the company, whereby both parties are mutual beneficiaries.   They are:  1. The best railroad transportation at cost,  consistent with the security of the property.  2. The largest powers of regulation in the interest of public service.  3. A fair, fixed and certain rate of return on  the investment.  The car-rider's gains under tbis arrangement  have already been indicated���������excellent service at  three cents.  From the standpoint of the stock and bondholder, the situation has been equally happy. Not  a dividend has been passed, not an interest pay-  ment suspended. In fact, an indispensable element of the ordinance is that stock shall regularly  yield 6 per cent, and bonds the stipulated interest  of 5 per cent.  Since tbe Tayler settlement became effective,  the company has paid taxes on its full valuation:  Tbere is no inducement for tax-dodging, as the*  company is secured its profits.  A liberal excise tax to the state government and  a corporation tax to the federal government are  also paid, while the company bears the cost of  city supervision of its management and operation  (about $45,000 per annum), and shares 5 per cent  of the burden of maintaining tbe state public  utilities commission.  The company is a generous employer. The fate  of wages for motormen and conductors is 30 cents  an hour (27 cents for the first year), and the  average for the system, about 29 cents an hour, is  considerably higher than the average rate in the  United States, whether for unionized systems or  not.  Vancouver Miton  (Continued from page 1)  sociation would be glad to have the aid of tbe  officials in charge of the above work and results,  with a view to distributing diplomas wisely and  with due proportions to all of the departments  and schools represented. And just here I might  suggest that the superintendent, Mr. Gordon, is  the right man to give the very guidance that is  required in this matter.  The grounds around the Exhibition buildings  have been wonderfully improved this past year,  and reflect great credit on the management and  Board of Directors. These men have given a lot  of good time to a good cause, and they did so for  the sake of the public. The Exhibition is the  property of the people and not of tbe Directors,  who are voluntary public servants, in a capacity  similar to that of the Park .Commissioners, the  Library Board, and the School Board. If there  be a gain, as usually has been the case, the gain  goes to the improvement of the grounds. If there  be a loss, the citizens meet it in the end, as they  have always met every just call in the past with  a business-like spirit. I may just whisper here  that there is surely some considerable financial  loss this year A. D. 1913. How much I know not,  and am nearly afraid to ask how great is that  loss.  Yet in spite of rain and loss, the Board will go  straight to work for the Exhibition of 1914, and  carry along the plans of the greater Exhibit of  1915 at the same time, with a more fervent spirit  than ever. These men who have stood by the  ship, since it was first launched five years ago,  are just the men to remain by their post through  storm or shine, and make success their servant.  DROWNS IN 8TILL CREEK.  Arthur Hill,  Employee of  Spencer's,  Met Death Sunday.  Slipping from a log in Still Creek,  Burnaby, on Sunday afternoon, Arthur  Hill, aged 21, of Twenty-fifth Avenue  and Main Street, Vancouver, was  drowned in about eight feet of water.  Hill  was  an  employee of  Messrs.  David Spencer ������_ Co., and on Sunday  afternoon was bathing with two companions in Still Creek. None of the  youths could swim and, according to  tbe story told to tbe Burnaby police  by A. J. Wicks and Percy Chatfield  of Vancouver, Hill's companions, they  all three' got on a log and commenced  rolling it in the water. At the point  where Hill slipped from the log the  water is from eight to ten feet deep,  with the bottom covered with weeds.  Montreal, Sept 8.���������Lady Shaugh  nessy underwent an operation on Sat  urday at the Royal Victoria Hospital,  following an illness which developed  suddenly last week. Today she was  reported doing well and progressing  satisfactorily. Doctors Armstrong,  Roddick and Keenan operated.  Nfcljhto  Editor Call���������Aid. White, in accepting the nomination for the Council  vacancy, at the Ratepayers' Association, Ward 6, on Friday evening, gave  some pathetic details of the hardships  of married men who have lost their  Jobs In the corporation. The civic  finance committee, notwithstanding  the dictum of the solicitor that it waa  Illegal, have handed the Progress Club  115.000 from the public funds (avenue  of expenditure, salaries and trips).  Tbe defense ia "Advertising." Thia  is not a seaside resort or a  town in vaudeville; and tbe corporation bave no power to spend  a cent on it; a by-law haa been  passed, and is in operation, providing,  for show and exhibition purposes. In!  addition, the stream of capital, enterprise and settlers was flowing into this  city hefore thei Progress Club had any  existence. "  Thia is a contrast and study in fair  play: At a weekly luncheon off the  puhlic funds, Professor Loquacity, expert on "Moonshines," will give an address on the* nearest way to the luminary. Tramping along the New Westminster road, a man, bis wife and four  kids, wltb aad hearts, looking for a  shack, compelled to leave the home  built up in tbe yeara, befcauee tbe father had been discharged from bis  employment in the corporation; no  money to pay bis wages.  If there is an ounce of grit tn tbe  citizens, tbey will call upon tbe Progress Club to band back the money,  and if there is any status of character  and principle In tbe "institution" it  will be done; but if it is not so, tbe  pulling of tbe blinds and tbe closing of  Ita doors* will be for the betterment of  Vancouver. Such unworthy actions in  the course and conduct of public affairs, aa men feasting, yarning and  skipping over tbe country attending  conventions, on schemes for which the  City of Vancouver haa as much use as  a cow has for a sidepocket, and at  the public expense. Is calculated to  damage the confidence of financial interests in the city and prolong the  money stringency.  At a meeting of citizens, it was resolved to operate in the formation of  a Civic Reform Association, with objects���������inter  alia the   conservation  of public funds. Pending arrangements for an inaugural meeting, -citizens ln sympathy will please communicate with P. O. Box 1066.  W. PORTEOUS JACK.  POLICE   COMMENDED.  Captain Nicholson Thinks Terminal  City Force a Credit to Community.  Captain C. H. Nicholson, manager  of tbe C. T. P. steamship service, who  has returned from an extended tour  to eastern cities, has come to the conclusion that the Vancouver police  force will favorably compare with any  of the forces in the large eastern  cities. Captain Nicholson visited Buffalo, Detroit, New York and other  American points and has arrived at  the view that Vancouver's police are  a better looking, better set-up, more  soldierlike and politer aggregation  jthan the forces in the East Blushes  from the force are now in order.  _������  WANTED TO RENT  A modern, seven-roomed house, well located, removed from business centre, near  car line.   Apply 2404 Westminster Road.  MT. PLEASANT EVANGELISTIC  MEETING.  Mr. R. McMurdo, of Chicago, will  conduct special meetings at corner of  Main street and Sixth avenue, September 14th to 30th. All are cordially invited.  Large Cucumbers  5c each  Cauliflower,   15c  Cabbage,   -   10c  New Beets,  2 bunches 5c  PEACHES  If you want Good Fruit for Preserving  Buy them early. They may get cheaper  but they won't be as good.  Blackberries,  per bas.  15c  Lg. Cantaloupes,  2 for 25c  Fancy Tomatoes,  15c lb.  Tragedy Plums,  per bas. 60c  Burberry Plums,  per bas. 40c  Kenwick Plums,  per bas. 40c  Fruit Jars  Mason Jars, per dozen pints,    - 70c  Mason Jars, per dozen quarts,    - 85c  Patent Jelly Glasses, per dozen,  - 45c  Rubber Rings, per dozen,        - 5c  Tops for every kind of Jar.  New Potatoes,  18 lbs. 25c  Lg. Bananas,  per doz. 30c  Pie Apples  Large Gallon Tins, reg. 40c, per tin 30c  Saturday only.  GrapeJuice, " 25c  Ginger Ale, best,  3 bottles 25c  LimeJuice,btl.25c  Raspberry Vin'gr.  per bottle 20c  eggo Baking: Powder  Large tins, reg. 70c, per tin 60c  Saturday only.  Toilet Paper, per roll 5c,    Panshine,   -  3 tins 25c  Quaker Peas, 2 tins 25c     String Beans, 2 tins 25c  Quaker Corn, 2 tins 25c  Ifa-iY's Grocery  2333 Plain Street    Phone Pair. 935  OUR MARKET SPECIALS  Local Lamb, Legs 25c Loins, 22c Shoulders, 15c  Fresh Loins Pork, 22c Shoulder Roast Pork, X8c  Prime Bibs Beef, 20c Sirloin Roast, - - 22c  Choice Pot Roast, 15c Halibut - - - - 8c  Eastern Township Butter, 3 lbs. for $1.00  Salmon, 35c each  A. line line of Fresh Cooked Meats always on hand.  Kamloops Vancouver Nest Harket-1849 Main Street  No Qollvory  Sanitary  Phonei Fairmont 621  NoOrodlt  1  ft girt jMtkt Nit*  tit tf all tiptius tf  Mlmy  nd bttk*  kitplig.  We have the Goods at Prices You Like  Saturday Spoolalm  P������r lb per lb.  Fresh Local Veal Roasts 25c to 30c  Sirloin Kout    -   -   -   -   -    25c  Choice Pot Boast - -*12^c-15c  Choice Cuts Round Steak 20c-22c  Best Table Butter 3 lbs. $1.00  Ranch Eggs, 35c doz., 3 doz. $1.00  Kipper* .  Finnan Haddie  Freah Smoked Salmon  Local Lamb, Legs 25c Loins 25c  Shoulders - - 16c  Pig Pork, Legs & Loins 20c to 25c  Choice Rolled Roasts, 20c to 25c  Fresh Dressed Cbix ��������� 25c to 30c  Fresh Leaf Lard  Good Lard    -   -   -  15c  - 2 lbs. 25c  -121-2cperlb.  - 12 l-2c par lb.  15c per lb.  Large Labrador Herricsa  ���������   each 6c  IMPORTANT I   S_SS������?5riSe������Ten aww CTenr *"*-  Chicken Halibut    -  Freeh Salmon  Smoked Halibut     -  6c per pa>  perlb.l2}������c  20c per lb.  Save yoar  2513 Mi Street, it. Broadway  Tbf Placa tha* Treat* Yoa Rlcht  Tfcte I* aa ladepeaaeat Market -FVida2fiBSegt������22berl2^1913i  THE WESTERN GALL  <W& Heart :gf Vancouver  ���������>������l llll Ull III I IHI 11*11it  I If You Help Your District j  ; You also Help Yourself '  il I III II 111*111 u i m i imo*1  *ff.*f*t.  Issued ������very Friday at 2408 Waatmla-  ���������tar Road, one-half block north of Broadway.    Phone Fairmont 1140.  Vdltor, H. H. Steven*; lfanacer, Geo.  m. Odium.  ���������ahauilyMoai $1.00 per year. 60 casta  tor alz months; 26 cents per three  months.  Changes of ada. must be la toy Tuesday evenlnf each week to insure insertion in followins issue.  Notices ot   births, deaths  aad  -.ages inserted free of charge.  CHURCHES  Mount Pleasant Baptist Church.  Cor. Tenth Ave. and Quebec St  Preaching Services���������11 a.m.    and    .:������������������  p.m.   8unday School at 2:20 p.m.  Paitor. Bev. A. F. Bak������r.:������-14th Ave., last  CENTRAL BAPTIST CHURCH  Cor. 10th Ave. aad Laurel St  Services���������Preaching at 11 a.m. and 7:10  p.m.   Sunday School at 2:20 p.m.  Be v. Geo. Welch. B. A.. Pastor,  llth Ave. W.  h-hsomot.  mt. plkasant church  Cor. 10th Ave. and Ontario.  Services���������Preaching at 11 ,a.m. and M  7:. J p.m.   Sunday  School   and Bible  Class at 2:20 p.m.  Rev.W. J. Sipprell, B.A., D.D./Pastor  Parsonage, 122 llth Ave. W. Tele. Fairmont 1441.  Alert Ad-alt Bible Class of Mona*  tala View Methodist Church meet* at  2.80 even* Sunday. Visitors will be  made welcome. 8. Johnston, president  Mt. Pleasant Evangelistic Meeting  Oddfellows' Hall  Mr. J. M. Oarnie, evangelist, of New  York, will conduct special meetings on  Sunday a 3:15 and 7:80.  All are cordially Invited.  THOS. KINDUCYSIDES. Becy.  42S6 John St, 8o. Vancouver.  Cor.  ST. MICHAEL'8 CHURCH  Broadway. andPrlnco Bdward St  in* Prayer at, 11 e-p.   ���������  Iblt class et 2:|t  _      r.   * *d_ *Pi  Services���������Morning Prawr at. 11 a-Wi  " ���������      ~   m  Sunday Scbool and  p.nt  Evening Prayer at 7:20 p.m.  Holy communion every Sunday at! e.m.  * '-* ���������~ 2rd Sundays at ir    ~  and 1st and lrd_8undays at il ���������������������  Rev. OT H* Wilson. Rector  story, Cor. 1th Avj^ sod Iftjpc*  ward St Tal ��������� Fairmont 40I-L-  OEPAIt COTTAGE PRESBYTERIAN  0������UHC������  Rev.'J. O. Madill, Pastor.  8ervicet-U a.m.. 7:80 p.m.  U a. m.- "Calebs Wanted."  7.80 p. m-M Thecendleof the Ixnrd.^'  The pastor will preach et both ter*  vices.               '  Carnegie Free Ubrary Branch No. 7  is located in Gordon's Drug Store, Cor  Main St. and 17thAvenue. Cards from  the If tin Ubrary honored here.  Around Vancouver  NORTH VANCOUVER.  The   Dominion   Government   have  sent a cheque of 111,274.20 to the city,  final payment on old city hall site  where poetoffice now stands.  ���������   ���������   ���������  The council have confirmed the  choice of police quarters, until further arrangement, in the Allan Block,  corner of Flrat Avenue and St. George  Street  e   e   e  Rev. Mr. Hooper of St John's Anglican Church preached to the Sixth  Field Royal Engineers on Sunday morn*  ing. About fifty uniformed men attended.  ��������� e   ���������  The anniversary services of St  Stephen's Church took place on Sunday last, Rev. Dr. MacKay conducting  the morning service, and Prof. Pldgeon  that of the evening.  ��������� ���������   *  The Railway Commission of Canada  have instructed the Canadian Pacific  Railway Company to complete! the  North Shore branch from Port Moody  to North Vancouver within a year.  e   e   *  Miss Maud Davis of Wingham, Ont,  who has been spending the summer  in Vancouver, has been renewing her  acquaintance with Mrs. F. Wheeler  and Mrs. A. J. Kennedy of thiB city  and formerly of Ontario.  ��������� ���������  ���������  A fire broke out ln the motor shed  at the rear of the factory ef the North  Vancouver Lumber Company on Wednesday afternoon. It destroyed the  motor which had juat been Installed.  As It was quickly extinguished the  loss waa comparatively small  .   .   .  Miss Ada Morden, daughter of Mr.  G. Morden, editor of the "North Shore  Press." was married to Dr. Smith of  New Westminster on Tuesday evening at the home of her father. Tbe  ceremony waa performed by Rev. M  Scbllchter. The couple left for Prince  Rupert and later will visit the Sound  cities.  CENTRAL   pARK   AGRICULTURAL  ASSOCIATION.  idi  vim and vitality,  ���������vert  i new man.  Stoitiptopwtimt^;mtorM handicap; 75 yard  Ufed������BA������SM|lng race; 76 yard 1  *w-****-**P*������       *_v**yryT- ***w **~     ���������"t**f  Sold at  Campbell's   Drug   Store  Cor. Hastings and Granville 8ts.  Vancouver, B.C.  |������9CT*]n>������-grOWPM 09 099*  MT. PLEASANT LODGE NO. If  I p.m..la  Meets  I.O.O.F.  every  Tuesday   at  hall,    Westminster  Pleasant   Siourifng brethren oordlaTly  Invited to attend.  3. C Devb. N. O., 12U Bomar Street  3. He-Woo. V. G.. 26M Mete 8treet.      _  Tbos. SwraU. Bee. See.. ������U Seventh Ave. 9.  boundary line between Point Grey and.  South Vancouver.  e   ���������   ���������  It is reported that the council are  communicating with the B. C. E. R.  regarding the extension of the line  along Dunbar Street and in a south*  easterly direction along the tide fronts  to Eburne for the convenience of any  manufacturers that may start along  the mouth of the raser near Eburne.  ��������� ���������   ���������  The marriage took place on Wed*  nesday evening of Miss Florence Lily  Stillman to Mr. Walter Cheater Findlay of Vancouver City. Rev. R. F.  Stillman, brother of the bride, performed the ceremony. The bride wore  a dress of pale blue silk and carried  a shower bouquet of bridal roses.  Little Miss Ruth Btillman, niece of  the bride, who was flower girl, wore  pale blue silk.  The wedding, which took place at  the home of the bride's brother, waa  a very quiet one, being attended by  only the immediate relatives and  friends. After luncheon Mr. and Mrs.  Findlay left on the night boat for  Victoria and Seattle.  They will reside  on their return at }979 Charles Street  ��������� e   ���������  Field Day at Point Grey  The first annual field day of the  Point Grey Municipal Athletic Club  took place at Oak Street Park on Saturday afternoon of laat week.  Although a number of the events  were confined to Point Grey, the remainder were open to, employees of  the four municipalities, Point Grey,  Burnaby. Richmond and South Vancouver, but unfortunately jthe last-  named two failed to send any representatives, and Point Grey and Burnaby divided among them the spoils  of the meeting. There waa a valuable  assortment of prises, most of them  being of a useful character, and at  tbe conclusion of tbe sports, Mrs.  Churchill, wife of the reeve, made  the distribution, being Introduced by  Mr- Thomaa Proctor, J. p. Cheers  were then given for Mrs. Churchill,  on the call of Mr. Proctor.  In the evening a banquet was held  at the Eburne Hotel, under the presidency of Councillor Cunllffe. Mr. R.  J. Roche proposed the sister municipalities, emphasising the advantages  of the employees Joining together in  such meetings as the sports they had  just held, and expressed the hope tbat  future gatherings would be even more  successful. Tbe toast of tbe ladles  was then given by Mr. Mclntyre of  Burnaby. A resolution of thanks to  the Reeve and all who had given  prizes for competition, proposed by  Councillor Cunllffe, was loudly  cheered. Expressions ot regret at  tbelr inability to be present at the  sports and banquet were received from  race for ladies;   120 yard flat race Reeve   McGregor   of   Burnaby   and  blind man's walk- Reeve Bridge of Richmond, who both  human wheelbarrow [wished tbe meeting every success.  race;  2 mile running race; 50 yard!   Reeve Churchill heartily congratu-  The Show opens Wednesday. September 17, and promises to be unusually attractive. Judging in all sections will start at 1 o'clock p.m. on  Wednesday; poultry at 9 a.m. Many  attractions are assured. Sports will  be a feature.  8portt.  Amateur sports at Central Park  Agricultural Association on September  20,1913: 220 yards, flat race handicap;  100 yards, fiat race, handicap for boys  of 16 years and under; 75 yards, flat  race handicap for girls 16 years of  age and under; 2 mile walking match,  heel and to*_; 50 yard egg and spoon  A PIONEER CITIZEN AND WELL  KNOWN PRINTER PASSES  AWAY  The death of George Frederick  Timms, a pioneer citizen of Vancouver, occurred at his home in South  Vancouver at 1:25 a. m., Thursday,  4th inst. The late Mr. Timms, who  was a foreman printer by trade, was  born in London, Eng., in 1864, arriving in Vancouver about eighteen  years ago, having previously resided  a like space of time in Toronto. Cancer was the cause of death, and the  end came after an illness of about  nine months.  After arriving on the Coast the deceased identified himself with the  printing business, which bore his  name, but of late years he had been  in charge of the composing room in a  local* concern. Until recently he had  been devoting his spare time to choral  and band music, having had charge of  the Mount Pleasant Band a few years  ago.  In public life the late Mr. Timms  had served the Municipality of South  Vancouver in the capacity of school  trustee and after wards as councillor.  Besides a widow, deceased leaves  three sons, Carl F., Max A. and  George, as well as three daughtsrs,  Mrs. Lough McDougall, Millie and  Elsie. A father and mother are also  left to mourn his loss.  The funeral took place from the  residence, 3268 Knight street, at 2:30  p. m. Saturday, and the remains were  buried in the family plot in Mountain  View Cemetery. The Sons of England and the I. T. U. were in charge  of the ceremonies.  Phrenology  x       And Palmistry  MRS. YOUNQ  (Formerly of Montreal)  OJVtfs Praotloal Adwkf  On Business Adaptation, Health  and  Marriage.  805 Granville  Street, Corner Robson  Hours: 10 a. m. to 9 p. m  flat race for ladles over 16 years; 75  yard flat race handicap for boys over  16 years; 200 yard men's undress  race; tilting the bucket; 150 yard  funny dressed handicap; potato race  and 50 yard thread and needle race  for both sexes. Apply for entries to  L. F. Rawdon, Central Park, or W.  Brett, Collingwood East, not later  than Friday, September 19.  ���������   ���������   e  H. H. Stevens^ M.P., addressed a  large meeting of members ot the  Board of Trade of North Vancouver  on Wednesday evening. Development  work ln Greater Vancouver naturally  formed the basis of much that was  spoken of. Mr. Stevens described the  plans' for the great dry dock, which ls  to be one of the greatest works of its  kind on the seaboard of the North  American continent  Four millions, he said, will be expended in the building of this dock,  which will accommodate the largest  vessels on the Pacific, and vessels will  be able to enter the dock at all phases  of the tide.  Arrangements are being entered  into, continued Mr. Stevens, with the  Amalgamated Engineering Company,  and a report will be presented in a  short time. When the contract is let,  time limitations will be set and I will  then be in a position to say how long  the work will take.  Mr. Stevens spoke of having secured  a changed plan for the dredging of  the First Narrows whereby the government would make the channel 1400  feet wide and 35 feet deep instead of  1200 feet wide and 30 feet deep.  I have obtained, added the speaker,  >350,000 subsidy instead of $200,000,  wbich he had been asked to secure for  the Second Narrows bridge project.  lated tbe newly formed club upon the  success that had attended the first  gathering of the kind to be held  among the district municipalities and  tbe committee upon the manner in  which the sports had been carried  through. He thought lt was a fine  thing to bave such a field day of sports  and said that in presenting the chal  lenge cup for intermunlcipal competi  tion his idea was that It would en  courage these meetings in which the  employees of the four municipalities  would gather together in friendly rlv  airy.  Councillors Wllbers of South Van  couver; Stride of Burnaby, and Muni  cipal Engineer Clement of South Vancouver also expressed their appreciation. The former suggested that the  government should.take an active part  ln furthering athletics and Councillor  Stride hoped the time would not be  far distant when Burnaby would be  able to return the Invitation for a  sports meeting on the athletic ground  they were preparing in Central Park.  Messrs. Short, J. R. Wilson, Mclntyre,  Black, Hill, Roche and Thornton assisted in the harmony of the evening,  while Mr. Eade acted as accompanist  TO ASH VANCOUVER  W. Ij. Clark, aa author, lecturer  and teacher of international fame, is  to visit Vancouver* and will deliver  a series of Addresses on live Topics,  that will be of interest to all up-to-  date people. The addresses are  to be given in Ht. Pleasant Metho.  dist Church, commencing on Sunday. The public is cordially invited-  Following is the programme:  SUNDAY  U a.m., M Father and Mother."  3 p.m., For Men���������  ���������'������������������ Nature and Manhood."  7 p.m., "Son and Daughter."  MONDAY  U a.m., Public Schools.  4 p.m., For girls under 14 years���������  f" Why Boys Grow."  8 p.m., For everybody-' 'Success"  TUESDAY  11 a.m., Collegistes or High Sch'te  4 p.m.. For Girls under 14 yeara���������  ���������   "The beautiful in life/'  8 p.m., For older Boys and Men���������  "Developing Forces."  WEDNESDAY  U a.m., Colleges or Universities.  3 p.m., For Women���������  " Today's Opportunity."  8 p.m., For everybody���������  " Home and its enemies,"  White Slavers and others.  THURSDAY  4 p.m., For Young Men of High  School age���������"Youth into  Manhood."  8 p.m., A Message to Mer���������  "The Power that Builds."  FRIDAY  4 p.m., For Young Women���������  "True Visions."  8 p.m., Final meeting for everybody���������"The Needs of the hour"  SOUTH VANCOUVER.  Try Our Printing  Quality Second  to None  POINT   GREY.  Kerrisdale.  The B. C. E. R. are extending: their  track on Wilson Road from the east  aide of the Boulevard at Kerrisdale  continuing aong to Bridge Street, the  Mr. R. G. Skelton left last week for  Elva, Manitoba.  ��������� ���������   ���������  A select dance will be held every  Wednesday evening beginning September 10 at Fraser Hall, corner  Forty-eight Avenue and Fraser Street  ��������� *   >  Miss F. B. McKnlght chief clerk to  the traffic superintendent of the Manitoba Government Telephone, Winnipeg, after spending ber vacation at  home left last week to resume her  duties.  It You live  In the vicinity of  Mt Pleasant  You don't have to go  far to see one of the  largest and  best   selections of  WALLPAPER  In Vancouver; and you  don't have to go far to  get first-class paper-  hangers, painters and  interior decorators.  STANLEY _ CO.  Phono Fair. 998  2317 Main Street  A woman's work is never done unless 'tis done  the Hot Point way. We have the famous Hot  Point Electric Appliances* which do away with  the cooking and ironing over a hot stove.  Hot Point Iron  Electric Stove  Electric Grill  Call and get a booklet of the Hot Point Tasty Recipes.  :'-.'. '   : ��������� . '.������������������'������������������'-'���������    ',- ���������������������������'       ���������������������������    *  W. R, 0 wen I Mor rison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Pboae Pair. 447 2337 Main Street  ���������f  9  l.TTT-fH-Mttttt-Mt+tt. Mtt M������H.v.Mvl ..M.-.-_..-. M.i  RIGGER'S DIAMONDS  Are carefully selected by an  expert, from the stocks of  largest Diamond dealer* of  London and Amsterdam. Each  selected gam ia mounted on  the premises, in our factory.  [We can therefore guarantee  ;the ABSOLUTE PUWTY of  our Diamonds and the workmanship and quality of our  mountings.  GR). Q. PIGGCR  Jeweller ond Plomond Merchant  I-43 Hastings st. V.  +-H M.M������M I Iff HIMMIM   ���������������������..������>.. 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For Rent Cards at this Office ��������� 't^y^^u^?���������'y^'^���������^^-',^^^n^���������.���������^r^rv-rr: '-^isrvrrzvtzj*}*:  ,H._r,*;:l*'.*C",TK'T-������iv-j-'.-rwrt������*^^  ��������� ��������� i WM.Vs���������V *.���������!> TS1!_ ������������������ - *:  ~i-*������a--****W-'~'-**<^**-*-~^  THB WESTERN CALL.  Friday. September 12,1913  My L. ae>y  of Doubt  P/KFflSHj  ^tau_r1h_B_f)  deep subtlety of Peter,  renoe.   He sees all things,  things, and reveals nothing."  MA discovery already made."  "No, barely glimpsed; no short acquaintance such as yours has been  codld ever serve to reveal the character of Peter. Since babyhood he has  been my monitor and guide, and still  he remains to me a silent mystery."  "An old servant?"  "Tes, born to the position, his father  serving before him. There is no doubt  in my mind but what he knew of this  secret passage before Eric and I were  born. Not that he has ever confessed  as much, yet I am convinced our discovery of lt brought no surprise to  Peter. Wbat do you suppose his age  to ber  My mind reverted to that expressionless face without a wrinkle in it,  to that totally bald head, and my answer was the merest guess..  "Oh, possibly fifty."  "I told you you were far from knowing Peter," she laughed. "He is seventy-two, and, would you believe it, until  this war came, was never ten miles  from this spot." *  "And since?" recalling the events of  the night before.  ; "He has made it his duty to attend  me; he has become my shadow. From"  the humdrum experience of a respect*  able house servant he has become the  Very spirit of reckless adventure*-!.*  has Journeyed to New York, to Trenton, to Philadelphia, to���������"  "Night rl������ng with Hessian foragers," I broke in, "disguised In a  Banger's uniform."  "Well, yes," she dimpled quietly;  ���������Vren that"  t waited for something more, some  explanation of what all this concealed.  ' Tea trust me with so much," I ventured, when sbe continued silent, 'It  would seem as tf you might tell me  even more."  "I cannot perceive whereby any  further confession would *erve you.  Yet I have not refused to answer any  question surely. It is hardly safe for  us to remain here so long, and yet if  there be something you wish to ask���������"  'Too could scarcely expect me to  be entirely without curiosity. 1 bave  been captured on the highway, brought  bere a prisoner, and held under guard  all night I supposed myself in British bands, only to discover that yoa  have again Intervened to - save me.  'Surely there must be a key to all tbls,  mystery. If, as I suspect, it was your  brother, Eric, who led tbe attack on  me, baving mistaken me for another,  then wbat was his purpose? And what  ibas become of Eric?"  ���������' She wrinkled her brows in perplexity, ber hands nervously clasping tbe  back of a chair.  "It Is like being cross-examined by a  lawyer. Perhaps if the secret was all  my own I might freely confide lt to  you. I do not promise I would, but I  might As it is, I do not yet know  you quite well enough. I believe you  to be Major Lawrence, that you are  all you represent yourself, but I am  pledged to silence, and the lives of  others depend upon my keeping faith.  You cannot urge me to do what I deem  wrong?"  "No; I shall always believe in you."  "I thank you for that," and her  hand was extended frankly; "I would  reveal one of the mysteries of last  night if I was not fearful it might cost  me your respect"  "How could that be possible?"  . "Because it might appear to you tbat  I had been unwomanly. My own conscience Is clear, for my purpose exonerates me, tat this you might fall to  understand unless I made fuller ex*  planatlon than is now possible. I havw  a duty which cannot be betrayed."  I gazed into her eyes, her hand still  ln mine, conscious that her cheeks  were flushing. It wm Impossible for,  me to conoeive of her performing an  unwomanly action.  "I prefer to ask nothing," I said  frankly, ItKhooah I should never mle-  jaooftrue anything yoa might care to  jaajr."  !   1 think yon suspect already, and I  Bald far rather tell yoa the truth  than have you learn lt ln some  war.   The lieutenant of light  wbo attacked yoa last night  not my brother."  not Eric?  And yet yoa knew  fcicar  .   Terr w������U, indeed," ber ������_t������ taDlng,  It was myself."  CHAPTER XV,  Entombed.  I bad not suspected lt; however ob*  rvlous lt may appear now to those who  ������������������read this tale, the possibility that she  Sbad been masquerading in ac officer's  innlform. indulging ln warlike deeds,  (bad never once occurred to me. She  [Was so thoroughly feminine that ber  acknowledgment came as a distinct  Shook. I had. it Is true, seen suffl-  at U_e to be of charitable mind,  and yet tbere was that within me  which Instantly revolted. 8he read all  this ln my face, hut fronted me without the quiver of an eyelash, firmly,  withdrawing her band.  "It is easy to perceive yoar disapproval," she said more coldly, "but I  have no further explanation to make.  I am sorry to have you think ill of  me, but I felt that perhaps you might  realise my action was Justified."  "It is not that," I hastened to explain, ashamed of myself. "I have not  lost faith ln you. But I was brought  up In a strict school; my mother was  almost puritanical in her rules of conduct and I have never entirely outgrown ber conception of feminine limitations. I am sure you have only done  what is right and womanly. Do not  permit my first, surprise to end onr  friendship."  : "That is for you to determine. Major  Lawrence. I havo confessed, and thus  cleared my conscience of deceit Some  day you may. also learn the cause of  my action, but in the meantime it  must bear your disapproval However,  we need discuss the matter no  longer���������"     ���������,  She sprang to the door, and glanced  but into the hall, stepping back once  more as Peter appeared. His eyes^  swept the room in silent observation."  "Captain Grant and the two officers  witb him have concluded their meal.  Mistress Claire," he announced calmly, "and one of them has gone for a  file of soldiers to begin the search of  the house."  "Very, well, Peter; go back and assist them. I will see to the safe concealment of Major Lawrence."  He bowed graciously, and disappeared.  "Yoa have not given me your pardon," I implored as oar eyes again  met  "Tbere is nothing to pardon to my  knowledge. I respect ybu because of  your sense of propriety, bat we cannot  talk longer now. Yoa mast enter the  passage at once."  ������������������You- will give me your band first?"  "Gladly," and I felt Its Urn pressure, her face brightened bf a smile.  "Now let us remember rather tbe  danger, the necessity of concealment,  ahd not delay too long. Wait a moment, major; is it true you absolutely  trust me?"  "It certainly is."  "I am going to put that to the test  You have p'jkers you desire to give  at once int6 tbe hands ot General  'Washington. You may be detained  here some time, but I bave with me  an Indian who could take tbem across  the Delaware tonight It is not the  first time he has made that journey.  Will yoa confide them to me?"  Our eyes were looking directly into  each other. I may have hesitated an  ���������instant confused by the unexpected  request, yet there was something in  the expression of the girl's face which  swept doubt swiftly aside. Without a  word I took them from an inner pock-  jet and gave them to her. The red  lips smiled, the blue eyes brightening.  "Tonepah   shall   leave  within  the  hour,"  she  promised,  thrusting the  email packet into the bosom of  her  dress.  "Now step within, major, and I  -will close the door."  I did as she requested, hearing tbe  click of the lock behind me, and being as instantly plunged into dark*  ness. I waited a moment my foot upon  the first narrow stair, listening. No  sound reached me from without, and,  with her animated face still before me  ,1a memory, I began to slowly feel my  ���������way down the circular staircase. There  was nothing dangerous about the passage, but with only tbe bare stone wall  to touch with the hand I was obliged  to grope along blindly. The huge  chimney had evidently been erected  merely for concealment, and I mar*  rveled at the ingenuity' of its construction.   I failed to count the steps, but  II went around and -around so many  tames, pressed against the smooth  waU, that I knew I must be well below  jthe basement of the bouse before I  finally stood at the bottom. I groped  forward ln the intense darkness, feel-  Hat with outstretched hands. The first  {object encountered was a rough table,  ithe surface of which I explored, dis*  'ooverln* thereon a candlestick with  flint and steel beside lt With relief  1 struck a spark, and a yellow flame  jMvsaled my surroundings.  ������ Wbat I saw was a low room some  itttesa feet square, the walls and roof  apparently of stone securely mortared,  the only exit the narrow circular  stain. The floor was of earth. Opposite me was a bunk slightly elevated, containing a blanket or two, and a  fairly comfortable chair built from a  barrel. An old coat and hat hung  from a nail at the head of the bunk.  On a shelf near by was an earthen  crock, and two candles, and beneath  this, on the floor, was a sawed-ofl gun  and two pistols, with a small supply  of   powder   and   balls,   the  former  wrapped in an oUed cloth. It was In  truth a gloomy, desolate hole, al*  though dry enough. For want of something better to do I went over and  picked up the pistols; the lock of one  was broken, but the other seemed  serviceable, and, after snapping the  flint, I loaded the weapon, and slipped  it into my pocket Somehow its pos*  session yielded me a new measure of  courage, although I had no reason to  suppose I would be called upon to use  jthe ancient relic.  There was little to examine, but I  tramped about nervously, tapping the  walls, and convincing myself of their  solidity, and, finally, tired by thia useless exercise, seated myself in the  chair. It was like being buried In a  tomb, not a sound reaching my  strained ears, but at last the spirit of  depression vanished, and my mind began to grapple with the problems con*  fronting me.  Heaven alone knows bow long I remained there motionless, my mind  elsewhere, drifting Idly backward to  the old horns*, reviewing the years of  war that bad transformed me from  boy to man as though by some magic.  The silence and loneliness caused  me to become restless. I could not  entirely throw off the sense of being  buried alive ln this dismal hole. I  wondered if there was any way of escape, lf that secret door was not  locked and unlocked only from without A desire to ascertain led me to  take candle in hand, and climb the  circular staircase, examining the wall  as I passed upward. The Interior of  the chimney revealed nothing. While  I felt convinced there must also be a  'false fireplace on the first floor,* so aB  to carry out the deception, the dim  candle light made no revealment of its  iposltlon. I could Judge very nearly  where it should appear, and I sounded the wall thereabout carefully both  above and below without result Nor  did any noise reach me to disclose a  thinness of partition.  Convinced of the solidity of the wall  at this spot, I continued higher until  I came to the end of the passage. To  my surprise the conditions here were  practically the same. Had I not entered at tbis point I could never have  been convinced that there was an  opening, trom within it defied discovery, for nothing confronted my  eyes but mortared Btone. I was sealed  in helplessly, but for the assistance  of friends without; no effort on my  part could ever bring release.  Yet I went over the rough surface  again before retracing my steps down  to the room below. All this must  have taken fully an hour of time, and  the strain of disappointment left me  tired, as though I had done a day's  work. I can hardly conceive that I  slept and yet I certainly lost consciousness, for when I aroused myself  I was in pitch darkness.  I felt dazed, bewildered, but as my  band felt the edge of the table I comprehended where I wai, and what had  occurred. Groping about, I found flint  and steel, and that last candle, which  I forced into the candlestick. The tiny  >e^ow flame was like a message from  Ithe gods. How I watched it, every  nerve tingling, as it burned lower and  .lower. Would it last until help came,  or was I destined to remain pinned up  in the darkness of this ghastly grave?  Why, I must bave been there for  hours���������hours. The burning out of the  'candles proved that. Surely I could  .doubt no longer this was a trick, a  cowardly, cruel trick! If help had  'been coming it would bave reached me  before this. The day must have passed,  and much of the night Grant and his  .party would have marched away long  before this on the road to Philadelphia. What could have occurred, then,  to prevent Peter or the girl from set*  ting me free? Could they have been  forced Into accompanying the sol*  idiers? Could they have forgotten?  'Could they deliberately leave me tbere  to die?  I   My brain whirled with Incipient madness, as such questions haunted me  which restored" my' senses. I know I  stared at the dim yellow flicker dully  at first, and then with a swift r .turning consciousness which spurred my  brain into activity. In that instant I  hated, despised myself, rebelled at my  weakness. Faith in Claire Mortimer  came back to me in a flood of regret  If she had failed, it was through no  fault of hers, and I was no coward to  lie there and rot without making a  stern fight for life. When I was found,  : those who came upon my body would  .know that I died struggling, died as a  ;man should, facing fate witb a smile,  |with hands gripped In the contest  'The resolution served���������it was a spur  -It Seemed as Though Those Walls,  That Low Roof Were Crushing  Me; as If the Close, Foul Air was  Suffocating.  -unceasingly. I lost faith ln everything, even her, and cursed aloud, hating the echoes of my own voice. It  seemed as though those walls, tbat  low roof, were crushing me, as lf the  close, foul air was suffcating. I recall  tearing open the front of my shirt  to gain easier breath. I walked about  beating with bare hands the rough  ���������atone, muttering to myself words without meaning. Tbe candle had burned  down until barely an inch remained.  LAND  NOTICES  CHAPTER XVI.  The Remains of Tragedy.  It must hav<g been the shock of thus  realising suddenly how short a time  remained tn which I should have light  jto my prids, instantly driving away  ���������every haunting shadow of evil. Yet  ���������where should I turn? To what end  [should I devote my energies? It was  'useless to climb those stairs again.  But there must be a way out  I gripped the old musket as the only  Instrument at hand, and began testing  the walls. Three sides I rapped, receiving the same dead, dull response,  I was ln the darkest corner now, beyond tbe stairs, still hopelessly beating the gun barrel against the stone.  The dim light revealed no change in  the wall formation, the same lrregu*  lar expanse of rubble set in solid mortar, hardened by a century of exposure  to the dry atmosphere. Then to an  idle, listless blow there came a hollow,  wooden sound, that caused tbe heart  to leap into the throat I tried again,  a foot to the left, confident my ears  I had played me false, but this time  (there could be no doubt*���������there was an  I opening here back of a wooden bar*  jrler.  Half crazed by this good fortune, I  i caught up the inch ot candle, and held  ,it before the  wall.    The dim  light  'scarcely served as an aid, so ingeniously had the door been painted in  resemblance to the mortared stone.   I  was compelled to sound again, inch by  inch, with the gun barrel before I  could determine the exact dimensions  of the opening.  Then I could trace the  slight crack where the wood was fit  i ted, nor could I have done this but for  . the warping of a board.  Wild with ap-  'prehension lest my light fall before  ;the necessary work could be accomplished, I drew out the single-bladed  : knife from my pocket, and began wid*  iening  this   crack.    Feverishly  as  1  worked, this was slow of accomplish*  ment, yet sliver by sliver tho slight  aperture grew, until I wedged in the  gun barrel, and pried out the plank,  The   rush   of   air   extinguished   the  candle, yet I cared nothing, for the all  was fresh and pure, promising a clear  ���������passage. v  God, this was luck! With new cour<  age throbbing through my veins 1  groped my way back to the table after  ���������flint and steel, and relit the candle  fragment, Bhadowing the flame with  both palms as I returned to where ths  plank bad been pressed aside. However, I found such precaution unnecessary, as there was no perceptible  draft through the passage now the  opening was clear tor tbe circulation  of air. There had been two planks-  thick and of hard wood���������composing  . the entrance to the tunnel, but I found  It impossible to dislodge the second,  and was compelled to squeeze my  way through the narrow twelve-inch  opening. This was a difficult task, ai  I was a man ot some weight, but once  accomplished I found myself in a contracted passageway, not to exceed  .three feet in width, and perhaps five  trom floor to roof. Here it was apparently as well preserved as when first  constructed, probably a hundred yean  or more ago, the side walls faced with  stone, the roof supported by roughly  [hewn oak beams^ I was convinced  there was no great weight ot earth  [resting upon these, and the tunnel,  jwhich I followed without difficulty, or  jthe discovery of any serious obstruction, for fifty feet, inclined steadily  :upward, until, ln my judgment, it must  'have come within a very few feet of  jthe surface. Here there occurred a  sharp turn-to the right, and the excavation advanced almost upon a level  Knowing nothing of the conformation above, or of the location of buildings, I was obliged to press forward  blindly, conserving the faint light of  the candle, and praying for a free pat  sage. It was an experience to test th  nerves, the intense stillness, the bar  gray walls, cold to the touch, the  beams grazing my head, and upholding that mass of earth above, the Intense darkness before and behind, with  only the' flickering radius of yellow  light barely illuminating where I trod.  Occasionally the wood creaked ominously, and bits of earth, jarred by  my passage, fell upon me In clods. Altogether it was an experience I have  no desire to repeat, although I was in  jno actual danger for some distance.  'Old Mortimer had built his tunnel well,  and through all the years It bad held  .safely, except where water had soaked  through, rotting the timbers. The  candle was sputtering with a final effort to remain alight wben I came to  tbe first serious obstruction. I bad  barely time in which to mark tbe nature of the obstacle before tbe flame  died in the socket, leaving me in a  blackness so profound lt was like a  weight For the moment I was practically paralyzed by fear, my muscles*1  limp, my limbs trembling. Yet to endeavor to push forward was no more  ���������to be dreaded than to attempt retracing my steps. In one way there was  hope; in the other none.  With groping fingers I verified the  situation, as that brief glance ere the  candle failed had revealed it A beam  bad fallen, letting down a mass of  earth, but was wedged in such a way  as to leave a small opening above the  floor, barely sufficient for a man to  wiggle through. How far even this  slight passage extended, or what wors*  obstruction lay hidden beyond was ai;.  conjecture. It was a mere chance ir.  which I must risk life In hope of sav-  COAST BX8TMCT, m___.Cn 1.  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C, Broker, intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum n and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted one mile south and one mile east  of the southerly point of Seymour Inlet, thence running north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chatns, thence south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated 26th day ot April, 1818.     -  MERTON SMITH.  Fer Jas. McKendel, Agent.  ck.au* annuo*, BAvaa x.  Take notice that I. Merton Smith,  of Vancouver. B. C. Broker, intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted one mile south and one mile east  of the southely point of Seymour Inlet,  thence running south 80 chains, thence  west 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains to point of commencement.  Dated 2������th day of April, 1918.  MERTON SMITH,  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent.  COAST 2>X8T_kXOT, BAKCM 1.  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C. Broker, Intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted one mile south and one mile east  of the southerly point of Seymour Inlet,  thence running south 80 chains, thence  east 80 chains, thence north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains to point of commencement.  Dated 26th day of April, 1918.  MERTON SMITHS  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent.  COAST DZaTMOT, JUUtCU 1.  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C, Broker, Intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted three miles south and one mile  east of the southerly point of Seymour  Inlet, thence running north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains to point of  commencement.  Dated April 27th. 1913.  MERTON SMITH.  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent  ooast BzarmioT, auuroa i.  Take notice that I. Merton ' Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C. Broker, intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted three miles aouth and one mile  east of the aoutherly point of Seymour  Inlet, thence running north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains, to point  of commencement  Dated April 27th, 1913.  MERTON SMITH.  Per Jas. McKendel. Agent  OOAST 9X999X99, 9AW99 I*  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C. Broker. Intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted three miles south and one mile  east of the southerly point of Seymour  Inlet, thence running south 80 chains,  thence, west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80 chains to point of  commencement  Dated April 27th, 1913.  MERTON SMITH.  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent.  COAST jMStaiCT. ftAWCU 1.  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C. Broker, intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted three miles south and one mile  east of the southerly point of Seymoui  Inlet thence running south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to point of  commencement  Dated April 27th, 1913.  MERTON SMITH,  Per Jas. McKendel. Agent.  "OOAST BXSTBKOT. SAVCM 1.  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C, Broker, Intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  p.anted four miles aouth and three miles  ?S?t.������.uth* BOutherly point of Seymour  Inlet, thence running north 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thencs south 80  chains, thence east 80 chains to point  of comemncement.  Dated April Wh   t������tx.  MERTON SMITH,  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent.  ooast Barmnr, juuras i.  _._T*5!_a not,ca *_h������ -i M������rton Smith,  of Vancouver. B. p.. Broker, Intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted four miles south and three miles  east of the southerly point of Seymour  Inlet, thence running north 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence south 80  chains, thence west 80 chains to point  of commencement.  Dated April 28, 1913.  ��������� MERTON SMITH.  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent  COAST IMSTBtOT, BAJTCM 1.  Take notice that I. Merton Smith,  of Vancouver. B. C, Broker, intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a.licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted four miles south and three miles  east of the southerly point of Seymour  Inlet, thence running south 80 chains,  thence west 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence east 80- chains to the  point of comemncement.  Dated April 28, 1913.  MERTON SMITH,  Per Jas. McKendel, Agent.  COAST BXSTSffOT, BAVOB  i.  Take notice that I, Merton Smith,  of Vancouver, B. C, Broker, Intend to  apply to the Assistant Commissioner of  Lands for a licence to prospect for coal  and petroleum on and over the following  described lands: Beginning at a post  planted four miles south and three miles  east of the southerly point of Seymour  Inlet thence running south 80 chains,  thence east 80 chains, thence north 80  chains, thence west 80 chains, to point o_  commencement.  Dated April 28, 1913.  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It wm a  torrid thought, tha death of a burrow**  lag nit; and I dare not lot my mind  dwell upon the dread possibility. Blow*  ly, barely advancing an inoh at a t$mo.  t began the venture, my handi blindly  groping for the passage, tha oold perspiration bathing my body. Tho far*  ther I penetrated amid the debrla, tho  greater became the terror dominating  mo, yet to draw baok was next to lm*  possible. The opening grew mono contracted; I could scarcely foroe myself  forward, digging fingers and too* Into  tho hard earth floor, tho obstmotlng  ttmbor scraping my body* It wao an  awful, heartrending struggle, stretched  out flat like a snake In tho darkness,  tho loose earth showering mo with  each movement There was more than  ono support down; I had to double  about to And opening; again and again  I seemed to be against an unsurpassable barrier; twioo I dug through a  mass ot fallen dirt, ono* for tnroa sol*  Id foot, throwing tho loosened earth  either side of me, aad pushing it baok  with my feet, thus utterly blocking all  chance of retreat Boaroely wai this  accomplished when another fall from  above came, half burying hood and  shoulders, and compelling ao to do  tho work over. Tho air grew foul and  sluggish, but I was tolling for Ufa, and  dug at the debris madly, rookless of  what might tall from aboro. Botter  to bo crushed than to die of tuffoca*  tion, and tbe very desperation with  which I strove proved my iwlvatlon.  For what remained of tho roof hold,  and I struggled through Into tho Armor  gallery beyond, faint from ���������inanition,  yot as quickly reviving In tho fresher  air. I had reached the end of tho passage before l comprehended tho troth.  It opened in tbe side of a guUoy, coming out between tho roots of a great  tree, i  I was a wreck in body and mind* my  face streaked with earth, my hair  filled with dirt, my clothing torn and  disreputable, laboring for breath, mr  fingers raw and bleeding, I lay there,  wltb scarcely enough strength remain*  ing to keep from rolling to tho bottom  of tbe ravine. For some moments I  wa* Incapable ot eitber thought or action, every ounce of energy having  been expended In that last desperate  struggle. I lay panting, with eye*  closed, hardly realising that I wa* In*  deed alive. Slowly, throb by throb,  my heart came back Into regularity of  boat, and my brain Into command. My  eye* opened, and I shuddered with horror, a* I recognised that dismal open*  Ing into tbe side of tho hill. Clinging  to tbe tree trunk I attained my feet,  ���������till swaying from weakness, and wa*  thus able to glance about over tho  odg* ot the bank, and gain *omo conception of my Immediate surrounding*.  It was early dawn, tho ���������astern sky  that shade of palo gray which precedes the sun, a tow, white, fleecy  cloud* sailing high above, already  tinged with red reflection. I must  havo been in that earth prison since  the morning ot tho previous day; It  soemed longer, yet oven that aspiration of time proved that thoso who  had imprisoned mo there bad left mo  to die. Ood I I couldn't believe thst���������  not of her! Clear as th* evidence appeared, I yet fought down tho thought  bitterly, creeping on hand* and knee*  over the edge of tho bank; to where  I oould sit on tho graa*, and gas*  about in the growing light Tho house  wa* to the left, an apple orchard between, and a low fence enclosing a  ganUn. I could gain but glimpses of  tho mansion through tho Intervening  tree*, but it was large, imposing, a  ���������quara, old-fashioned house* painted  white, with green shutter*. It appeared deserted, and no *plral* of  ���������moke ascended from the kitchen  chimney. Apparently not oven the  servant* were yet stirring. However,  there wag smoke showing farther to  the right but I had to move before  I oould *ee the cause clearly*���������the  ���������mouldering remain* of what must  have been a large barn. I advanced in  that direction, skirting the orchard,  and a row of negro cabin*. These  were deserted, the doors open, jsnd  two of them exhibited evidences ot  flre. A storehouse had its door bat*  tered ln, a huge timber, evidently used  as a ram, lying across the threshold,  and many of the boxes and barrels  within had been smashed with axes.  Tbe ground all about had been tram*  pled by horses' hoofs, and only a  smouldering fragment of the stables  remained.  I sta/ed about perplexed, unahl������> to  decipher the meaning of auch destruction. Surely Grant would never  dare such a deed with his unarmed  force. Beside* Elmhurii was'fEi  property of a loyalist ay! the colonel  of his regiment. Mot even tbe mad*  mm of anger would Justify so wantott  in act Whatever the tnystarytoOulJ  never hope to solve It loitering  tbe house itself would doubtless  the story, and I turned la tbat  tion, skirting tho fence, yot  Ee, for there might stdl. _  dors wUMn, behind tbo*e  ids, to mistake me for em  ���������aw nothing, no sign of life,  drolod through tho tree* of th* or-  Ohard, and came out upon tho grass-  plot facing the front porch. Tho sun  was up now, and X oould perosf ve eeefc  ftftail. There wa* a smashed window  to tho right a green shutter hanging  Sietedly by one hinge; tho great  it door stood wide open, and tho  y of a dead man lay aorou tho  thioflhold, a dark stain of blood ���������������>  tending across tho porch floor.  CHAPTER XVII.  Tho Queen'* Ranger*.  A bullet had struck the hand rail.  Shattering on* of tho support*, aad tho  broad stgps were scarred and spUn*  tsrsd. The man lay face upward, hi*  foot taslde the hallway, one side ot  his head crushed in. He was roughly  dressed ln woolen shirt and patched  smallclothes, and wore gold hoops tn  his ears, bis complexion dark enough  for a mulatto, with hand* seared and  twisted. Surely the fellow was no  soldier; he oppeared more to me like  one who had followed the sea. I  stepped over his body, and glanced tho  length of the hall.' The chandelier wa*  shattered, the glass gleaming underfoot, the stair rail broken Into a jagged  splinter, and a second man, shot  through the eye, rested half upright  propped against the lower Step. Ho  was a sandy-bearded fellow, no better  dressed than the one without but with  a*belt nbo"- him, containing pistol  Continned next week  Correspondence  To Editor Western Call:  Dear Sir,���������The following is a copy  of the resolution passed at the last  regular meeting ot tbe. Grandview  Ratepayers' Association, which is to  be presented to H. H. Stevens, M. P.  "Whereas report has been made in  certain newspapers ln this city that  the proposed immigration shed soon  to be erected by the Dominion Government is to be erected near the  Canadian Pacific railway station andj  docks; and whereas it this were true  a decided preference amounting practically to a monopoly in the handling  of_ immigrants, especially after the  opening of the Panama Canal, would  be given to the1 Canadian Pacific Railway Company; and whereas tbe new  Government wharf to be erected at  great cost is centrally located and  especially intended to give equal facilities to all transportatio nllnes, prevent monopoy and protect public interests;  "Be it therefore resolved tbat this  association strongly urges that the  proposed immigration shed be located  at the new Government wharf so that  tbe greatets possible convenience may  be assured to Intending residents ot  Western Canada and equal treatment  to all transportation companies."  Tours truly,  SECRETARY.  as  SOLICITOR CHARGES  "CHINOOK" WITH LIBEL  Writ Issued Against South Vancouver Paper by Mr. H. Colin  Claifca,  South Vancouver, Sept. 5.���������Mr. H.  Colin Clarke, the South Vancouver  municipal solicitor, through Messrs.  Bowser, Reid & Wallbridge, has  commenced an action for alleged libel  against the Greater Vancouver Publishing Company, Ltd., publishers of  "The Chinook."  The action is based upon an editorial article printed in "The Chinook"  last week, with the heading "Inefficiency" -and commenting on an incident which occurred in Mr. Justice  Morrison's court during the application of Mr. Edward Gold and other  South Vancouver property-owners for  an injunction to restrain the Municipal Council from entering into a  contract with the Dominion Creosot-  ing Company for the paving of Main  and Fraser streets.  "The Chinook" in commenting on  the incident reflected upon Mr.  Clarke's professional ability.  Messrs. Bowser, Reid & Wall-  bridge, on behalf of Mr. Clarke,  wrote, demanding an -��������� apology.  "The Chinook" having failed to  apologize within the time specified, a  writ has been issued by Mr. Clarke.  In an editorial article this week,  "The Chinook," commenting on a letter, from Messrs. Bowser, Reid &  Wallbridge, remarks:  "Our article was founded upon  what we have reason to believe is  the truth, and was printed for the  benefit of the ratepayers, who pay  Mr. Clarke's salary."���������Province.  1111 11 HI Ml HI || || | n MM  ���������tut*  last  FainnoetRepalrSbsp i  EL R. Matthew*, Machinist  Cor.8thAvo.Woats___MorStd. !  Auto, Bicycle ^epeita and  Accessories.  General Repairs  Klectric Irons, Lawn Mower*,  Baby Baggie*.  **** 1 M i.|.*.m. _ ������110������*i*������e������������4i������.  FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE  Modern 5 Room House,  well located, corner of  (199) Prince Edward and  81st Ave. This is a rare  chance to get a good bargain. Business changes  make transfer imperative.  Apply  2452 Main Street  u.iXvxE*  yttmMnammuarrtutco^  A DETECTIVE'S ADVICE  rate Dst-wtt^ vm d������&  Itgals-MMr.  JOHNSTON,  rase. SaM* i**-4  310 Peader St, W.  VseeMver, B.C.   '  New Submarine Telephone Cable  furnishes first class tong Distance Service between  VANCOUVER JSIJANP and the MAW-UNP.  DROWNED AT LADNER  William Stevenson, a fisherman,  was drowned at the new Delta  wharf, ladner, on Thursday evening,  September 4th. Stevenson's boat  was moored at the wharf and he and  his partner, Fred Perry, were attempting to get into it when, in some  unknown way, both fell into the  water. Perry succeeded in getting  out, but Stevenson was drowned.  His body was recovered later in the  evening. The tide was high at the  time and the water slack. Dr. King  held an inquest.  tong Distance calls now received! for  AW3EBNJ tAPYSMlTH  COMOX  COURTENAY  CUMBEftUNP  PUNCANS  NANAJWO  mjcsvjtw;  SJPNEY  UNION  VICTORIA and other Island Offices.  CAI&;M>N0 DISTANCE  who will gladly quote the tariffs.  BRITISH HWIA TELEPHONE  Company, Limited  Vancouver Cut-Rate Fruit  J. N. Ellis, Manager  Company  2452 Main Street, Cor. Broadway  FREE  with every Cone or dish of Ice Cream we give you a  large MARASCHINO CHERRY. This is something new.   Have you tried it?  If not, get the habit.  All Fruits in Season.  Largest Stock of Confectionery, Fruits and Tobaccos on the hill  For your next order of Ice Cream*or Ice  Cream Bricks  Phone Fair. 638 Free Delivery to any part of City THE WESTERN CALL  Friday; September 12,1913  SHUSHANNA  The New  Gold Camp  We are organizing an Exploration and Trading  Company, to take advantage of the opportunity  offered by the new discovery.  It will be the plan and policy of the new company to send a crew of picked men into the new  camp and adjacent territory for the purpose of acquiring, by location, lease or purchase, the best  properties tbey can secure. It is also planned by  the founders to establish a General Merchandise  Store and Trading Post. Our first outfit will go forward within the next few days. One of our  associates bas been and is in close touch with the  situation, and is now in communication with the old-  timers who are on the ground now. That the strike  is genuine there can be no doubt. Over two thousand men are reported to have already left for the  new diggings, and unquestionably, many thousand  more will leave between now and next spring. We  are organizing tbis New Company, which will be  incorporated under the laws of British Columbia,  with a capital of $300,000. The officers and directors will be chosen from the first subscribers to the  stock, and you can become a shareholder with the  founders by calling on us immediately. By subscribing for the stock now, prior to organization,  you will be able to secure it at the very first price.  If you wish to join the organizers at this  ground-floor pre-organization price and have $50 or  more available, call immediately or write for full  particulars.  Aetna Investment and Trust Co.  408 Homer Street  LIMITED  Vancouver, B.C.  Death of James McGeer  Old-timer of Mount Pleaaant Fall* a  Victim to Pneumonia.  Ho waa Active aa a Political Speaker  in Vancouver's Early Day*.    ...  Mr. James McGeer, one of Vancouver's best known pioneers, died at the  General Hospital on Monday morning.  Several days previous he was taken  with a severe attack of pneumonia.  Everything that medical skill could  suggest' was of course dope for him,  but at 7 o'clock Monday the big, genial  Irishman passed away. Mrs. McGeer  and their grown son and daughters  were with him.  The deceased was 58 years old and  more than half his lifetime haa been  spent in Vancouver. His was quite  a notable figure, for he stood more  than aix feet in height, and his career  has been diversified by successive ex*  perlences aa a newspaperman, farmer,  milkman and real estate agent���������and  continuously a politician. He waa a  great admirer of T. P. O'Connor, who  gave him his first position years ago  on the Manchester Guardian. Coming  to Vancouver, he settled at Mount  Pleasant, on a place at the cornet of  Westminster Road and Fifteenth. Avenue, opposite Mr. M. J. Henry's nursery. At that time the only highway  south of False Creek bridge was the  road to Westminster which was merely  a trail. After several years ln the  milk business, McGeer went farming  in Langley, but bis cattle were carried  off by disease ahd he came back soon  to resume his milk routes in the city.  During recent years he acquired quite  a competence.  When Mr. Joseph Martin, K. C, waa  premier, Mr. McGeer, who was an ardent supportet of that apetetacular  politician, went on the stump for him.  He was on a tour of kootenay and  there coined a phrase which caused  many a laugh during the campaign and  afterward. Mr. R. F. Green's political  opponent was a man named Keen and  when McGeer, harrassed by a hostile  audience, declared that the moat striking thing about this campaign "is the  greenness of Mr. Keen and the keen*  ness of Mr. Green," he brought down  the house. Of unfailing good nature,1  McGeer beguiled many an hour In telling stories. He had left hla boyhood  home in Dublin at the age of 13 and  not for thirty-two, years did his relative hear from him. Then he visited'  them in person, three years ago. McGeer never won a political battle, for  himself at any rate. He was beaten  by Captain McLeod ln an aldermanic  election twenty-three yeara ago and  later missed a chance to go to the  Brittah Columbia Legtsalture by a wide  majority.  The funeral of tbe late Wr. James  McGeer took place at 2 o'clock yes*  terclay afternoon, from his late residence, Mt- Pleasant, to Mountain  View Cemetery.  City  Chief of Police Charles Mulhern is  reported to be improving.  ��������� ���������   ���������  MrB. S. R. Toombs received for the  first time since/ her marriage on  Thursday   afternoon   at   1025   Tenth  Avenue.  ��������� *   ���������  Columbian College opened on Tuesday with a full staff of teachers and  a large attendance of pupils. There  is general satisfaction among friends  of the institution with Dr. Sanford's  success ln gathering his first staff.  The buildings have been put in good  re-pair and the grounds are quite attractive. The gymnasium has been  put ln good condition and the tennis  courts present strong inducements to  the devotees Qt this game.  ��������� *   ���������  Mr. W. A. Blair, secretary of the  Vancouver Board of Trade, left the  city on Saturday evening for Winnipeg. He1 has gone In connection with  the decision of the C. P. R. and other  railroads to discontinue advancing  cartage charges and deliveries after  October 1. Mr. Blair is going to Wln-  nieg to atate hia views on the matter before a committee, which will  put the matter before the Railway  Commission now in Ottawa. The  local Board of Trade held a meeting  to protest against this move last week  and sent telegrams to the C. P. R.,  C: N. R., G. T. P., G. N. R. and the  Northern Pacific, asking that the new  policy be postponed until January 1  next.  ���������   ���������   ���������  As a, result of a conference held on  Saturday, at Victoria, between Hon.  W. J. Bowser, representing the Provincial Government; Colonel Hall, as  representing the militia engaged in  the strike area, and Superintendent  Campbell, chief of the provincial police1, in regard to the question as to  when lt would be advisable to withdraw the remainder of the militia from  the affected area. It was decided that,  in the meantime, lt would be advisable to preserve things as they are.  The discussion was of a very Informal  nature, and at the close of lt the  attorney-general announced that no decision had been arrived at that could  he regarded aa materially affecting the  condition of things.  .   .   ���������  Delegates to the council of tbe amalgamated municipalities were entertained on Friday by tbe Municipality  o| Point Grey. About twenty autos  picked up the delegates at the Progress Club at noon and brought tbem  around Marine Drive through Kerrisdale to Eburne. They were lunched  at the Grand Central Hotel. After  lunch a fire  brigade demonstration  Wants to See You  We give you below a partial list of  our prices, and you will see.at a]  glance that we can save you money on<  your drug store purchases; No need,  for you to go all the way down town,  when you can get these prices right i  at home.  REGULAR OUR  PRICE PRICE |  $3.75 Horlick's Malted Milk.. $3.501  1.00 Horlick's Malted Milk..    .85  ,50 Horlick's Malted Milk...    .46  .50 Nestle's Food 40  .25 Robinson's Patent Barley.. .201  1.00 Allanburys Nos.  1 and 2,  Larffe      .80]  .50 Allanbury's Nos. 1 and 2  Small. 40)  .75 Allanbury's No. 3 Large  .501  .40 Allanbury's No. 3 Small    .251  1.00 Benger's Food, Large..   .90  .50 Benger's Food Small 451  1.00 Eno's Fruit Salt.... .65  .35 Caatoria.... 25j  .25 Beecham's Pills 201  .50 Pink  Pills...    .351  .50 Gin Pill..... 35  1.00 Herpicide 75  50 Herpicide 40)  .25 Minard's Liniment......   .20;  .60 Chase's Ointment 50  .50 Fruitative's 401  .25 Fruitative's 201  .35 Cuticura Soap 251  1.00 Burdocks Blood Bitters..   .751  1.00 Paine's Celery Compound.   .70 j  1.00 Pinkham's Vegetable  Compound 75'  .50 Zambuk.....    .35  1.00 Hood's Sarsaparilla 75  1.00 Ayer'B Saraparilla 75  Law* Drugs!  Ln Building*       Broadway and Main  took place. An alarm waa rung In  and the municipal fire brigade came  tearing down and from six lines of  hose flung water over the highest  building. Tbe company motored hack  through Shaughnessy If eights.  GEORGE H.GRAHAM PIES OF  APPENDICITI8.  Young University Man Succumbs Soon  After Operation���������Funeral Thursday Morning.  George H. Graham, aged 24, son ot  W. T. Graham, 4724 North Thlrty-  etgbth Street, Omaha, Nebraska, died  Monday night at Immaauel Hospital,  following an operation for acute appendicitis performed last Friday-  Mr. Graham was a graduate ot the  University ot Nebraska, class of 1911.  The first two years ot his college  course ho took at Bellevue College,  Omaha. After bis graduation from  Nebraska University he became treasurer of the Burgess-Granden Company,  which position he held until his resignation a few weeks ago.  At the university he was a member  of the Alpha Theta Chi fraternity. He  sang tenor ln the university glee club  and ln the choir of the Central United  Presbyterian Church here.  The funeral tok placet from the residence of his parents at 10 o'clock  Thursday morning, and Interment was  in Forest Lawn cemetery.  Mr. W. T. Graham, father of the  deceased, was the lifelong friend of  Mr. Merton Smith ot the "Western  Call."  Mr. S. E. Peters, broker, of Kerrisdale, reports a large number of houses  and lots for homesltes changing  hands. Within a month fourteen new  houses ranging In .price from $1,500  to $7,000 have been started oa the  Boulevard alone. He finds a reason  for this activity in the fact that public  Improvements' In the municipality  have been carried right ahead in spite  of the general depression.  Rev. Mr. Hughes returned from his  vacation, which he spent in Valdez  Isalnd, early in the week.  Mr. R. Brand of Edmonton has been  in Kerrisdale looking over real estate.  Fish! FUhl Fish!  HootlO0o Puhllo Nlorhot  Salt Fisfc  Salt Mackerel, 15c per lb.  Salt Herring* 10c per lb.  Black Alaska Cod, 2 for 25c  Smoked Pish  Fresh Kippers....Wc per lb.  Finnan Haddie 2 lbs. 26c  Kippered Salmon 15c lb.  We UwJ in Quality.  60 Hastings Street* East  "������������������.���������*. *M M *>*}*>���������>*><������*> . -MM1 .".'*.'������*.    ������'<���������*. i". . i n l������������+'>'_���������.". 'ft'������ i ������ .���������������>'������  1 Fresh local Meats Only  Local Mutton  I Legs, 26c per lb.  Loins, 22c per lb.  Front Quarters, 16c lb.  Beef  ; Fancy Rolled Roast Beef, 20c per lb.   Pot Roasts, 15c per lb.   ;;  i BUTLER & HARRIS MEAT CO. ii  Hastings St Public Market  60 HASTINGS STREET, EAST  IIHMMUimill ill I'l >*>���������������>   +m������h������,.m.������.m i *,**,������ ������*.,. ������MMM������  ��������� *���������������*���������*.*,*-,*���������*    tt**************..������*****. +m  Dr. de Van's Female Pills  A reliable French regulator ;neTer falls. TheM  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulattnff the  generative portion of the female system. Refuse  all cheap Imitations. Dr. ti. Yaa's are sold at  Ma box, or three for flO. Mailed to anv address.  She) a-MMU _>tsb CM*-. ���������*.<_____*__*������, Oat.  Sold at  Campbell's   Drug    Store  Cor. Hastings and Granville Sts.  Vancouver, B.C.  Phone Fairmont 1161  Contract Rate $2.50 per month  Modern Dye Works  Dyeing and Cleaning  Ladies' and Gents' Suits Cleaned  and Pressed $1.50.  Sponged and Pressed 75c  Office and Works: 133 Broadway West  Vancouver. B.C.  tt*********...*.*   ������^-������^-.<-������       l*,-.-.*.*.****,,*,,*-,,.!*,!*,,-.,


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