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 ykxyyyf yyyyv.ij������?ffim  ..:..'  VOLUME V.  H. H. STEVENS, M.P., Editor-i  Phone: Fairmont  .'.xfWiiti  Ask tor AtftrrHsIst Kates  terests of Vancouver and the Western People  COUVER, British Columbia   SEPTEMBER 19, 1913.  No. 19  ass'd!  Hospital Management Arraigned at the Bar of Public Opinion-Their Answer is Awaited by Multitudes  Gold! Gold! Gold at Shushanna! How to Oo There-See Page Eight  In a mad effort to create public sympathy in  the East for the employment of Asiatic fishermen,  the canners of British Columbia have a series of  articles running in Toronto Saturday Night.  These articles are well written in a racy conversational style, but hopelessly inaccurate in their  facts.  Let us examine a few specimens.   In one case  the writer says: "For sixteen years the cannery  men have been working the Skeena, sometimes  reaping a full harvest and fat dividends, and  sometimes garnering disaster."   Now it is well  known that there is never a failure on the Skeena.  The annual run is uniform and always good.  Sometimes it is very heavy, but "garnering disaster" is joke and coined for eastern consumption.  Then comes an interesting conversation with an  imaginary manager of a cannery, and in reply to  a question why the Japs were used instead of  white men; the manager is represented as saying:  "Say, you are. a white man.   Why don't you get  Into a boat with one ot those Japs, go outside  among the Islands where the sea is always running,  the wind blowing and the rain intermittent; fish all  night, deliver your catch, which will be 20 to 30  fish at 12-Kcents each, to the camp scow tn the  morning; eat boiled salmon, Hee and bread sprayed  with salt chuck, hang your shirt on the mast to dry  ,   and repeat it for n>e days and six nights."  The record relates: "The stranger shook his  head." Too full no doubt for utterance���������he, at  least, was convinced. The cannery manager forgot that twelve to fifteen years ago they paid 25  cents for the same fish, which were no less plentiful then than now, and got little more than half  the amount for the canned fish that tbey receive  now. lie forgot to say that at that time there  was not a Jap on the river and lots of white men  (Continued on page 4)  making mm mwm  (By Prof. JS. Odium, MA., B.Sc.)  According to the newspapers, the Reform party  is striving to put together a comprehensive-, workable and sanely constructed platform for the  election next coming. In this attempt they are  wise. If they are constructing on the basis of  "catching votes" they are not statesmen, and  deserve to fail when the next testing time comes  to hand. But if they are honestly seeking such a  platform as will bring the whole people an improvement on what we now have, they will deserve success, unless the Conservatives do as well  or better.  Prom the press it may he gathered that the  Liberal leaders are looking around for a general  government-ownership-of-utilities plan. If so they  fail at the start. This is and has been the foolish  course adopted by the leaders of the Socialists,  and they have failed and must always fail with  attempts so hazy and useless.  But if the leaders and party come down to  something of a definite and concrete sort and push  it by day and by night, they will have a good  fighting chance of making sound and permanent  headway.  What is such a plan? it may be asked. This is  easy and of the simplest sort. Let the Liberals of  British Columbia adopt a certain thing for a start.  Say, for instance, the ownership by the Government of the moving picture shows. This comes  within the range of education, and surely it is a  sane proposition for the Government to own and  control the entire reach of the education of the  people, the young especially. Perhaps there is a  censor of these moving picture shows. I do not  know. It was said that such a person was  appointed. If so he is likely to be on salary.  And if so, I cannot see that he earns any part of  that salary. Let any honest observer go to the  average moving picture show and see the reels  put on as a rule. He will find a large portion is  (Continued Dage 4)  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.  CENTRAL PARK FAIR IN PROGRESS.  Formally Opened on Wednesday Evening by J. J.  Miller, President of the Vancouver Exhibition  ���������Exhibts of 9 Hgh Type.  Large Numbers Interested in the Development of  the District Are Attending.  MONEY LEECHES A MENACE TO SOCIETY  Owing to the tightness of money the business men of Vancouver have, as if by  common consent, been very lenient in the matter of over-due accounts. It has been  recognized by all that to unduly press foi payment would only percipitate a panic  and grave losses to many worthy citizens.} There are, however, exceptions to the  rule���������certain prominent financial and professional men have seized upon the misfortunes of their fellow citizens to reap for themselves a rich, though ghastly, harvest. Already we have published the account of some vicious transactions by men  prominent in financial circles, but it is not confined to that class only, our investigations reveal a rather extraordinary condition prevailing in our city. In this band  of avaricious modern Shylocks, we find many prominent citizens, two doctors, a  noted lawyer, a bank inspector and a nuinber of Jewish money-lenders; the latter, however, are gentlemen compared with the former. They make no pretenses to  be anything, else but money lenders on exorbitant rates of interest, whereas the  former pose as society leaders and figure; prominently in great social and public  functions. [%  These men, no, not men, they are social parasites���������leeches, fattening off the  body politic���������barnacles, seriously impeding the progress of the ship of state���������these  creatures are draining our city of its verjp life blood; they will ruin business and  retard development if allowed to continue their nefarious traffic. What do they  care about progress? If business is goojd they cannot fatten off the misfortunes  of the desperate but honest business man, This money-grasping element is largely  responsible for the grave financial crisis in San Francisco and other cities, and will,  in time, ruin Vancouver as well. j: >  It is amazing to note that the banks will advance money to these wretches and  deny it to the honest business man, who is then forced to borrow from them the  money advanced by the bank. Of ten it is from the unfortunate borrower's own  bank that the money comes, and at the advice of the manager that he goes to the reptiles. This fact will have to be takeji^olconsideration, both by the public and the  Government The usuary Jaw only appliejpt present to loans under $500.00, it must  be made to apply to loans of all amounts. Then the public should ostracize a^yj^r1  son who engages in this business���������he should be spurned from society as unfit for  human companionship.  HOW TttBY WORK '  Recently a prominent citizen became involved in some heavy purchases and  hypothecated his securities in the bank to cover his overdraft, which the bank carried for several months then suddenly demanded payment. The unfortunate man  sold some securities at a loss of one-half their value but still could not liquidate his  debt to the bank. The manager then told him to go to a certain Jew who would  lend him the money, which he did and got it, paying 40 to 60 per cent, for it. His  securities were good and more than three times his indebtedness but unsaleable at  present. He is now almost ruined by this exhorbitant rate of interest. It is also  said that the Jew got his money from this same bank, which, if true, presents to us  one of the most shameless violations of business etiquette we have ever known. We  usually look upon our bank manager as a safe and conservative adviser to guide us  through trying business experiences, but if some of them indulge in such false practices as that it will shake public confidence in what has become one of our most  cherished institutions.  QUERIES FOR THE HOSPITAL B0ARP  Kindly explain why there was a deficit last year of $14,630.02.  If the Board, as at present constituted, have a regular annual deficit why do  you cling so tenaciously to the job?  Is your present financial system a success, if so, in what way?  In your opinion would it not be advisable to turn over the control of the hospital to the city council ?  In what department do the losses occur?  Is it not true that Aldermen Cleland and Hepburn, both members of the Board,  opposed spending public funds in the private prosecution of Alderman Mahon?  Did the Board state in reply to their protests that the prosecution was launched  in order to stop the constant criticism of the hospital management?  Is not your prosecution really persecution?  Is it not a petty desire for revenge ?  Is it your hope to cripple Alderman Mahon by a ruinously expensive lawsuit,  while you use public funds to pay your expenses?  Do you think the public have subscribed large sums of money to be expended  in prosecuting men who have dared to criticize you?  HOME RULE  Why not? This is the question on the lips of  thousands of Canadians who look at the question  from a Canadian standpoint, without the advantage of personal knowledge of conditions in  Ireland. If we could exclude the religious element  the problem would be simple, but it cannot be  done. The bitterness of "religions prejudice" is  at the root of the whole matter. To devise a  system of government which will eliminate this  has been the problem facing statesmen for the  past century. Up to the present all have hopelessly failed.  The bare facts of the case are, all that which  stands for progress and prosperity, for liberty  and toleration emanates from the North of  Ireland, where Protestants predominate; while  the poverty and distress, the ignorance and  intolerance is traceable directly to the domination  of the foreign religious element. These facts  force themselves upon all visitors to that beau  tiful isle. Rank Home Rulers go from Canada  and America to Ireland and return anti-Home  Rulers. The problem is the same as would present itself to Canadians were it to be a question  of "Shall Quebec rule Canada*" Let all who  know Quebec answer that question. It is not a  matter which can be decided by an acquaintance  with the Irishman or the French-Canadian as  individuals, but one which must be decided by  consideration of, first, the "Power" which controls these people: and, secondly, the absolute  subservience of the people to this "Power."  Home Rule is only a secondary consideration;  it is a question of "shall the business men, the  industrials, the farmer and all other citizens be  placed under, the yoke of the most powerful and  domineering autocracy the world has ever  known?" Let this element retire from the contest and Home Rule becomes as simple as the  organization of a town council.  A CLEAR HEADED OPTIMIST  ~���������~ ���������.������������������.���������'-..*���������-  With Beacons for His Optimism.  Mr. Chaa. E. Tisdall, M_P.P., interviewed by a  representative of the "Western Call,' spoke with  enthusiasm and marked optimism of business in  Vancouver and British Columbia in general Wa  observations have added value from the fact that  he made a tour of the Province during the last  thirteen months having visited every city, town  and settled rural district in British Columbia, and  therefore speaks as from personal observation.  Furthermore, our informant is a business man of  large experience.  Speaking of Vancouver, Mr. Tisdall said, "I see  no valid reason for discouragement or pessimism  touching business conditions, notwithstanding the  falling off in real estate transfers and associated  enterprises such as building and lumber, for in  most particulars trade and commerce are normal  throughout the Province, and everything points  to great future activity and prosperity/' .  Enlarging upon the subject, Mr. Tisdall dwelt  upon our Natural Resources with minute details  and comprehensive descriptions, claiming for  British Columbia the enviable position of  "Jim Kaoe in Mineral Wealth."       #  Continuing, he said: "The mines of thia province are being developed as never before.*' Particularizing, he averred that "The Britannia  Mines, employing nearly 700 men, ia disbursing  $1,250,000 annually, all of which finds its way  into Vancouver. fb������ Granby Co. of Grand Forks  is experiencing phenomenal prosperity and ia not  only .making Jrecord shipments from that point  but is expending between four and five millions  from the surplus profits of the mine in building  a new smelter and opening new mines on Granby  Bay." Proceeding, he affirmed that Fernie, Trail,  Phoenix, Greenwood and other mining centres are  today doing a record-breaking business, putting to  shame the pessimists that decry present conditions  to the injury of all concerned. Proceeding our  fishing Industries  were mentioned, whereupon Mr. Tiadall said:  (Contiruitd on Pag* 4)  fipl.PI fipll AT SHUSHANNA  Gold!   Gold!   Gold!  The daily papers are full of the news about  Shushanna, the new gold diggings-  The gold is there. There can be no doubt of  that. Expert mining engineers say that there  are indications of a vast placer deposit. They  have seen the gold, picked it out of the gravsl,  washed it and tested it.  It is gold.  Prospectors come out nearly every day with  their pokes bursting with the coarse gravelly  stun! anil now and then there comes news of  nuggets inches big and people gossip as they  gossiped and talked about the Klondyke and the  great rush of 1898.  News of this great gold field reached London.  London newspapers are conservative newspapers.  They are not excitable. They want the facts and  pay good money, lots of it, for honest news.  One paper, the London Daily Telegraph,  received a short wire from Dawson about the find.  Instantly it wired to Vancouver to its correspondent for positive, definite confirmation of the  gold find.  The correspondent got busy. He worked and  he found out about it. He wrote his story aud he  wired it to Montreal and it was cabled to London  to his newspaper. The cable tolls cost that paper  $600, but they got the story that there was gold  and even staid old London is sure now that the  Shushanna gold field is a big one.  The gold is there.  F. P. Burrell of New York, expert mining engineer, was in the North when the news came out.  Old sourdoughs and chechakos became excited,  feverish.   They burned with the gold fever.  Air. Burrell was on his vacation but he settled  down to work again. He did not become excited.  He is used to gold camps. He went into the  country. News of his investigations was wired  out from Whitehorse. Everybody read his words  in the papers published everywhere the next day.  He pronounced the Shushanna field the biggest  placer discovery made in several years. He saw  the gold diggers clean-up on the discovery claim,  the Bonanza. He saw eighty ounces of gold  weighed out by five men who had shovelled the  precious gravel for seven hours.  He is sure that the gold ia there.  A bare mile above the Bonanza, on the Eldorado  claim as they called it, three men worked eight  (Continued on Pago 8)  ;-" x-i  -   A'i 2  THE WESTERN CALL/  Friday. September 19,1913  Calladine  FOR  GROCERIES  AT  Money Saving Prices  OUR REGULAR PRICES  Sunlight Soap, 6 for 25c  Fels Naptha, - 4 for 25c  Life Bouy, - 6 for 25c  Laundry Starch, - 3 for 25c  Lux - ��������� 3 for 25c  01dDutchCleans'r,8 for 25c  Toilet Paper. - 6 for 25c  Quaker Tomatoes. 2 for 25c  Quaker Peas, - 2 for 25c  Canned Peaches, - 2_'s 20c  Sockeye Salmon, 2tall tins25c  Sardines, in Olive Oil, tin 10c  Sea Queen Sardines,3for25c  Corned or Boast Beef, tin 20c  1 lb. Jars Golden {Shred  Marmalade, 2 for 25c  Mixed Pickles,etc.,2 for 25c  Dr. Prices Baking Powder  large tin 35c  H. P. Sauce, - - 20c  Blue Ribbon Tea.3 lbs. $1.00  Pastry Flour, 10 lb. sk. 35c  49 lbs. No. 1 - $1.60  New Zealand Butter, ,  3 lbs. for $1.00  Sylvan Glen Creamery,  3 lbs. for $1.00  Potatoes,      25 lbs, for 25c  "       -      per sack 75c  POINT GREY.  We Deliver Anywhere  *.������������������  Phone High. ������74R  2239 Commercial Pr.  Sbe (suspiciously)���������You kiss as  though you were an old band at it,  })e (suspiciously)���������How do you  know?���������Boston Globe.  Eburne.  Mrs.    P.    Burrows    was    visiting  friends in Burnaby last week.  ��������� ���������    ���������  A son was born to Mr. and Mrs.  Osborne Forbes on Wednesday, Sept:.  10th.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. W. Peele has returned to Eburne  after spending a few months on Vancouver Island.  ��������� ���������    *  Mr. Wells and son, Mr. Hunter  Wells, spent the week end on a launch  trip up the gulf.  ���������    ���������    ���������  Miss Belle Wells and Miss Florence  Malloy spent the week end with Miss  Margaret  Brown,  Hollyburn.  ��������� *   ���������  The dance given by the Tlalama  club in Granville Hall, on Friday  evening, was a very successful affair.  A number of young people from Vancouver were present.  ��������� *   *  Mr. W. E. Forsyth of Alberta  Avenue last week received a telegram  informing him of the death of his  mother, Mrs. James Forsyth, of Elms-  dale, Prince Edward Island.  ���������������M-������������*frKM"frfrM'*M"l-**M'^  4* *V  t <  ! Around Vancouver !  Colllingwood  Kerrisdale.  Mrs. D. Richie, of Forty-sixth  Avenue, who has been ill, is better.  ��������� ���������   ���������   .  Mr. and Mrs. L. Dawson, of Vancouver, were guests .of Mrs. J. Rae on  Saturday.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. and Mrs. Renwick, of Kelowna,  have moved into their new home in  Kerrisdale.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Miss Reta Reid, of Kelowna, who is  atending the Normal school in Vancouver, spent the week end at the  home of Mrs. J. Rae.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Miss Beulah Pearson, of Angus  Road,- entertained a few of her girl  friends to tea on Thursday evening.  Those present were: Miss Large,  Miss Mary Large, Miss B. Reid, Miss  Alice McCracken, Miss Ivy Singleton,  Miss McLeod and Miss Nora Spencer.  ��������� ���������   ���������   ���������  At the Ratepayers' meeting on  Thursday evening last very interesting discussions on the different methods of municipal road construction,  in which Mr. Thorpe, former tfauni-  cipal engineer, Mr. Rainey and Mr.  Ross were the chief speakers. Engineer Johnson was asked to read a  paper on this subject at the next  meeting. Interesting discussion of  Engineer Johnson's paper may be  looked for as he is the instigator of  the oil crete construction, which has  been used extensively in Point Grey  as well as from the fact that other  sorts of pavement have very strong  'supporters in the municipality.  Winnipeg Grocery  n^-n* ^^^W*T**vwr 0^9y9* -������P ������^*l*HvT*rvlV?J  One of the most up-to-  date stores in the district carrying a full  line of  OfMm Crocerles  Special   attention  to  phone oriers.  Branch Post Office.  O. E. Jones, proprietor  One of the cleanest and  most modern bakeries  in the city with.a select  stock of  Bread, Mes, Pastries  Skilled workmen and  our modern equipment  produce the beBt.  Jones & Roberts, Props.  ____ Watches Clocks  Jewelry and Optical Goods  A.  WISMER  Jeweler and Optician  Repairing a Specialty 1433 Commercial Drive  BUFPAL0 GROCERY  Commercial Drive and 14th Ave.  "The Home of Quality'9  Our stock is fresh and  is kept so. All our goods  are guaranteed.  J. P. Sinclair, Prop.  Phone: Fairmont 1033  i - .  ���������;������������������-,.������������������,i..I.,l,.;..l..i..l.,*,it.i|,i*i.r..|.,il.i,.1..1.,t itl,���������,,-,,��������� .������!M'.���������*������_��������� ."l"M'-'-"t' H">H"H *_._���������. ���������*��������� .I ? ������������������������;-  GRANDVIEW METHODI8T ]  EPWORTH LEAGUE  Pastor���������Rev. F. G. Lett.  Sunday Services:���������  Preaching 11 a.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.  Rev. O. M. Sanford addressed the  District meeting in session in Victoria  last week on Sunday School work.  ��������� ���������   *  At a recent meeting of the Methodist Ministerial Association, Rev. Mr.  Lett was appointed president and  Rev. O. M. Sanford secretary of the  organization.  ��������� ���������   *  Mr. J. I. Thompson has purchased  a lot of land in the 1800 block on  Seventh Avenue, where he expects to  erect, right away, a two story house.  The deal was put through by W. S.  Whitside and son.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Rev. Mr. McRae speaking on the  Oriental question, before the Grand-  view Ratepayers Association as to  their last meeting, said that after  thirty years experience among Orientals on the Pacific Coast, he was  prepared to state that he disapproved  of their admission into this country.  He thought citizens were within their  rights to choose, among people seeking admission to the country, those  who were desirable. And until the  Oriental could come up to the standard of the European he should be invited to remain in his own country.  The matter, he continued, belonged  to both capital and labor and the  Orientals worked in the homes and  clubs of the rich. He thought but a  short time would elapse before the  capitalist would be planning to get  rid of him as they did in California,  where they stood side by side regarding the land law of theat state, excluding him from holding land there.  At a board meeting of the Grand-  view Methodist church, held on Thursday evening, the Moral Reform committee were asked to get in touch  with these committees in the other  churches in Grandview for the purpose of enforcing the law for Sunday  closing. The board have granted the  use of a room to be used for educational purposes for the Italians should  it be needed.  SOUTH VANCOUVER.  Mr. C. G. Ruter, of the Peoples'  Drug Stores, Ltd., has gone to Portland to open a drug store in that  city.  ��������� *   ���������  Logan, son of Mr. G. R. Ellis, who  was prevented by illness from taking  the regular entrance exams., has now  completed them, making an aggregate  of 713 marks.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. C. McLean, of Prince Albert  street, after a three weeks' illness  from blood poisoning, caused by injury to the hand, is able to resume his  work.  .   *   .  Mr. John Ernst Stuekley, of Port  Haney, B. G, was married to Miss  Janet Jack, of California, at the Methodist parsonage, Wilson Heights, on  Tuesday evening, Rev. W. Boulton,  B. D., performing the ceremony.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Building permits of this month  show that houses will be built for the  following owners: Harrison estate,  residence on Cheslier street, $1600.00;  D. C. Mairs, dwelling on Forty-first  Avenue, $1000.00; H. J. Richardson,  house on Forty-eighth Avenue, $1000.-  00; P. R. Champion, house on Sher-  brooke street, $1000.00.  .   .   .  The Fancy Box Social given by the  Epworth League of the Wilson  Heights Methodist Church was well  attended. A very enjoyable evening  was spent with a programme of music, recitations and other events. The  following numbers were among those  given:  The Misses Braithwaite, song; Miss  W. Oates, recitation and Mrs. M.  Manuel, song. Two contests had  their place in the entertainment���������a  floral and an eating contest. About  $60.00 were added to the funds of this  society.  Saved.  "Speaking of debutantes, did you  see Miss Smythe coming out?"  "No; by the tims I got there they  had her fastened in with a couple of  shoulder straps."���������Boston Globe.  Just One.  Inspector���������Any abnormal children in  your class. Mis Pedagogue?  School Teacher���������Yes; one of them  has good manners.���������Life.  The Bursill Library building has  just received a new coat of paint in  brown, green and white color!  ��������� *   ���������  Arrangements are being made for a  very busy winter season for the Collingwood Institute. Among those  will lecture are: Mr. F. C. Wade,  K.C., "The Trail of Ninety-Eight;"  Mr. James Beveridge, "Coffee," and  Mr. G. Herbert Head, barrister, "The  Tower of London." An interesting  fact is that Mr. Wade married the  daughter of the keeper of the Tower  of London. Mr. McKay Fripp, the  well known architect, "New Zealand,"  and Capt. Mellish, "Personal Experiences in the Boer War." These lectures will all be duly announced. .  ��������� ���������   ���������  On Tuesday evening of last week  the first social oi the season was held  at Collingwood Institute under the  management of Mr. and Mrs. F. Price.  The evening opened with a whist  drive. The prize winners were: Mrs.  S. Payne, Mr. Moscrop, Miss Hague  and Miss Reid. The music was supplied by Mr. W. E. Franklin. Refreshments were provided. About  one hundred people were present, and  a very enjoyable time was spent.  ��������� *   *  The Young Peoples' Guild of Knox  church are very'much alive. Among  other activities for the winter months  they have arranged for the following  lectures: T. S. Scott, president of the  Columbia Bitulthic Co.; D. Proctor,  tubercular specialist; M. A. MacDonald, president of the Liberal Association of British Columbia; Rev.  Mr. Wilson.of St. Andrews' church;  Prof. Odium, who will lecture on  "The Voice of Science"; Mr. Greenwood, brother of Homar Greenwood  of the British House of Commons  and Dr. Elliott of the Progress Club.  Central Park.  THE -  Grandview Stationery  Where it pays to deal.  SCHOOL  SUPPLIES  1130 Commercial Drive  J. W. EDMONDS, Prop.  Mrs. James Greig, of Patterson  Avenue, is entertaining relatives from  Calgary.  ��������� *   ���������  Mr. and Mrs. B. Harris, of Kings-  way, left on Tuesday of last week on  an extended trip of two years.  .   .   .  Local fruits such as apples, pears,  plums and the late blackberry are  good both in numbers and quality.      I  .-���������'������������������  - Mr. D. Gillet, of Victoria Drive, expects to shortly take up his residence  in Central Park, where Messers Gil-  lett'and Staley have recently opened  a grocery store.  ��������� *   ���������  Already judgment has been given  concerning the best gardens in Central Park district. To Mr. William  Boyd, Forty-sixth Avenue, has been  assigned the first prize of $25.00 and  Mr. H. Shrigley, Lincoln Avenue,  gets the second one, $15.00.  .   .   .  The regular meeting of the  Woman's Institute took place on  Thursday afternoon, Sept. 11, at the  Agricultural Hall. Mrs. Pownol  Wright of London, Eng., gave a talk-  on "Woman's Duty to Herself." Plans  were made for the arrangements of  the exhibit in the coming exhibition,  contributed by women and children.  ��������� ���������   ���������  A few friends met at the home of  Mrs. C. G. L. Reid, on Thursday evening, Sept. 11. The occasion was a  farewell gathering in honor of Mrs.  Reid's son, Mr. J. Reid, who leaves  soon for the Okanagan. Those present were: Rev. and Mrs. Pringle,  Miss A. Pringle, Miss B. Pringle, Mr.  Robert Crawford, Mr. John Crawford  and Mr. William Bone.  ������v>ii-ri<i>iitiMn:iniMi   inimmii>ihm1111.������������������������  '   PHONE THF   nn������i PHONE  j;    FAIRMONT "     .   ���������    ���������������   OMmWw     0*0*9000 FAIRMONT  I 510 ICE CBEAM PARLOR 510  * 2949 INoln 9t. Sdotoro from 111N *v.  OPPORTUNITIES IN MINING.  \  \ Ice Cream in Boxes, 15c, 25c, 50c  t Cones, Six for 25c  fc High Grade Chocolates and Table Fruits  { Tobaccos and Stationery.  ������������������4.*t..t'������������i'������������������'������������<������������t'*������*������*������4i'i'*������*f'������*t"f'*������*������ ������������������������������������������������������������������������������������#���������>���������������������������> hmh ������**.  ������,l'l"l"l"l"l"l"l"l'������'|Mli*i"t"l"l"l"l"l H"H"t'������   *>**>*'���������> 'I't"t"H"l"H'������>V*>999<*>9**>9'* f  Use Stave lake Power  Those (wastries are Better  Jn ultimate results which use our electric  \        power service.   The factories or office bu i Id-  \       ings which operate private power plants are  I        under a big expense for maintenance.   A  I       trilling accident may disorganize their whole  ������        svstem ���������more serious disturbance, with  X        attendant heavy losses involved, are not  preventable.    Stave kake Power is undeniably cheaper and more reliable than private plant operation.   See us for particulars  and rates.  ::  Opportunities ln Mining is the title  of an instructive article which appears  In this week's Journal of Commerce,  Montreal. The article, which is from  the pen of Mr. Jas. G. Ross, deals ln  an interesting manner with the newer  and outlying mining districts as well  as treating of the minor metals.  "Even In mining district*) once  thought to have been carefully prospected and in districts fairly well settled discoveries are being made.  Tungsten is being shipped from a part  of Nova Scotia formerly the scene of  gold mining activity. China clay is  being mined within 100 miles of  Montreal in a country farmed for  many years. Oil shale areas are  being tested in the neighborhood of  the Alberta Mine, N. B., from which  no shipments have been made in a  decade.  There are many new districts of  promise for the prospector in which  opportunities may yet come1 for profits  such a sthe deposits of Sudbury and  Cobalt have given."  Mr. Ross believes that many valuable discoveries will yet be found in  the partially explored regions of  Northern Canada.  Western Ma Power Company,  LIMITED f  PHooei Seymour 4770      6O3-6IO Carter-Cotton BI*Jg. J  P. 0. BOX 1418, VANCOUVER, B. C. ij  *. H| |i.|.i|i.������i|i.|.*|l4il|..|������|.������1|.������i|ii|ii|i.|.������i������.|i������    ��������������������������� ���������!��������� ���������!.��������������������������� ��������������������������� ���������!��������� ���������!��������� <|.��������� ���������>������������������������!��������� ��������� ���������!��������� ������t.it'-������i.|n|������a������������������������������������������  The "Western Call" may be Procured At  607 Fender Street.  614 Cordova West  628 Cordova West  422 Richards Street  302 Granville Street  413 Granville Street  B. C. E. R. news stand.  Cor. Bank of Ottawa Building:  Near Pantagea Theatre.  Edward Clough  Real Estate  Insurance and Loans  Phone Seymour 2852 441 Homer Street  Vancouver, B.C Friday, September 19,1913  THE WESTERN CALL  9  * *������'' "M  Fusiliers  IN  PROCESS  OP  ORGANIZAFN  lications for enrollment will be  received commencing on the even-  of Wednesday, September 17th,  from 8 to 10 p.m., at tjie Regi-  Headquarters, corner of  Street and Commercial  Drive. Applicants must be between the  ages of 18 and 45, over 5 feet 5 inches in  height and physically sound.  I.W. POWPING  Captain and Adjutant  mental  William  _��������� t"!' ���������!��������� ���������!��������� ��������������� ���������!��������� ���������!��������� ������������������������ ���������!��������� -���������������!������������������������������ ���������!��������� -I- ���������!��������� ���������>-<��������� ��������������� -f ��������� ��������������� I1 't t"  TORONTO!  FURNITURE STORE :  3334 Main St.  Our stock of Furniture  is large, Modem and ::  adapted to the tastes of -.  Buyers,  pressers, Buffets, Tables ;:  Chairs, Couches,  Mattresses, Bedsteads, etc.  A complete line of  Linoleums, Carpet Squares, ete.  Prop in and inspect our goods.  This is where ybu get a square  de  leal.  M* H. OOWAN |  '..*-.*..'..'..*. ,i..*. .*, ,i,,������,��������������� ti it I. ���������!��������� i|i ���������!��������� >.������ *y 4  Try Our Printing  Quality Second to None  Cut Flowers  Plants  Funereal Pesigna  Pecorations for Social  Functions.  KEPLER'S NURSERY  Cor 15th Ave. & Main St  PHONE:   Fairmont 8X7 N  See the strong tendency to  English Style  OUR THREE - BUTTON MODEL 61  Type - Natural  Narrow  Shoulders  Shapely  Waist and  Snug Skirts  The Exhibition al  Now Westminster  New Westminster, B. G, Sept. 18���������  The best judge of horse flesh on the  continent, Major General F. L. Lessard, C. B., of Toronto, will act as  judge at the third annual New Westminster horse show which will be  held in connection with the provincial  exhibition.  The horse show opens on September 30 and will continue throughout  the. five days of the big fair. It will  be held in the mangificent new horse  show building, opened last year and  which has been described as the best  west of Toronto.  Major General Lessard is officer  commanding Toronto division of the  Canadian militia and is a man of national repute.  For a number of years he has acted  as judge at the great Toronto exhibition and he has also acted in a  similar capacity at the Ottawa and  Gait horse shows, the latter being  the largest open air horse show on the  continent. General Lessard has also  acted at the big New York horse  show.  CluUewart I  LIMITED  319-315 Hastings Street West  Phone Srynoar 712  New Westminster, B. G, Sept. 18���������  To the eastern visitor and to the resident of the province not near an Indian reservation, one of the features  of the annual provincial exhibition at  New Westminster is the display of  Indian work and the Indians themselves.  This has always been a feature of  the exhibition and will be even more  interesting at this year's fair which  opens on September 30 and continues  until October 4.  The Indians, being wards of thi  government are always admitted free  of charge to the exhibition and they  take advantage of their privilege in  large numbers.  They not only take an interest in  the exhibition from a spectator's  'standpoint, but take an active part,  and enter exhibits in the space reserved for them and compete for the  numerous prizes.  Entry forms have been forwarded  to the various Indian agents throughout the province and a number of  entries have already been received.  Tbe Uqor_Trafflc  (To The Western Call).  Mr. Editor:���������   ,.   ���������   ���������  Dear Sir:���������I hope you will favor  me with room for the'se few lines  on this above subject. I find most  of our Vancouver papers publish  adds, for whiskey and other . liquors,  but seem to refuse the responsibility,  for recommending what they publish. I have been told by some of  them they do not recommend���������but  publish for a price.  Now I fail to see how a person can  publish an article for sale of any kind  and not by so doing in some degree  endorse the article held out to the  public.  This is a serious question. It is and  Gal Three  must be offensive to the best people  in our city, at least is unpleasant, to  see an article presented to the public in the paper they read and subscribe to, which they feel is a growing evil. Condemned by the civilized  nations as an unmixed evil. We all  know the growing sentiment. Everywhere is in opposition to the tariff.  A thing that produces crime���������degrades the individual and demoralizes  society���������why should it be advertised?  Why should our printing press hold  up such an article to the public for  use even if they are paid for doing  so, a thing they can't recommend.  Certainly we know it would mean  sacrifice to refuse���������but our publishers, many of them" can sacrifice for  the sake of virtue as truly as others.  They are no less heroic than other  people, and the world is calling for  heroes today to rescue and save their  fellow men.  Railroads, manufactories, banks,  stores, printing press, employers of  every kind are more and more refusing to engage those who drink. Our  jails, penitentiaries, poor houses and  asylums are filled largely by tbe products of the liquor traffic. Four-fifths  of our crimes are committed through  the influence of liquor. Even brewers and distillers dismiss- or refuse to  employ drinking men because they  are hot trustworthy. Women and  children are suffering every where  because of the sale and use of liquor.  Does it not appear strange to you  Mr. Editor, that our daily papers  should advertise and thus recommend  such stuff to the public?  I was pleased to see the council or  commissioners were considering the  advisability of refusing all shop  licenses and I thought what a pity  they don't refuse all kinds of licenses  and clean up our city and reduce the  records of crime and misery in our  city. It does appear strange to some  of us in these times of money stringency that we should license a business  that makes poor men poorer and the  rich man richer, that increases misery  and crime and reduces sobriety and  order to a minimum.  We know all the arguments used in  defense of this awful business, but no  thoughtful, sober, virtue-loving man  or woman can believe them. It is impossible to regulate sin so as to make  it righteousness. You cannot regulate  the bite of rattle snakes to make them  healthy. It is evil, only evil and that  continually. But we are behind the  times in B. C, so we are doing little,  and the traffic is being pushed. Who  is to blame? What is wrong with B.  G?  There is talk of an attempt to put  shop licenses into four different  places in South Vancouver, where the  people do not want them. Where it  means increased degradation in the  homes and it has been proved in other  places that these shop licenses do  produce a considerable amount of  drinking and even drukennncss  among the women of the homes.  Where shop licenses have been tried  we hope the men who are in office  and responsible as a commission  board, will have too much regard for  the homes and the women, if not for  the men, to think of granting such a  request.  R. C. WILKINSON.  INTERNATIONAL EGG LAYING CONTEST  SECOND INTERNATIONAL EGG-LAYING CONTEST, HELD UNDER  SUPERVISION OF PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENT OP AGRICULTURE, AT THE EXHIBITION GROUNDS, VICTORIA. B. C  Totaf Eggs Laid From December 2, 4912, to September 2, 1913." Claw L���������  Non-weight Varieties, Six Bird* to a Pen.  Pen. Owner. Breed. No.ofBi  15. Norie  Bros., Cowichan..........   White Leghorns  4. A. Unsworth, Sardis.. ......    16. J. Amsden, Cowichan ...          "  18. Seymour Green, Duncan.......         " "  17. E. Soole, Cowichan.... ....       " "  14.   A. Easton, Duncan..        ,c        "  1. O. P. Stamer, Cowichan Anconas _   13.   Mrs. Cross, 2138 Belmont Avenue, City..���������White Leghorns.  3.   R. W. Russell, Box 450, Nanaimo ....      "  6. V. H. Wilson, Cowichan .......       " "       .  19. J. E. Baines. Saanichton  :.       " "       .  7. J. Emery, Sidney ...          " M  12. A. H. Anderson, Laity Rd, Pt. Hammond S. S. Hamburg*���������   2. V. Cleeves,' Saanichton .. .-..White Leghorns   5. E. A. Orr, Chilliwack  ,      " "    :.___������  20. J. Allen, Fort Langley  Buff Leghorns   9.   F. Preston, 1557, llth Av. E., Vancouver.._Anconu .���������~ _..  10. H. Nicholson, Turgoose, P. O., Saanichton..White Leghorns���������....  11. C. N. Borton, Summerland . ;..~~~ Brown Leghorns........  8. W. Senkbeil, Britcola P. O _;..Bk. Minorca!   Class IL���������Weight Varieties  C. W. Robbins, Chilliwack... -.........���������.......Buff Orps......-...'....-....  A. E. Smith, May wood P. O., Victoria.. R. I. Reds. .......  G. Adams, Box 840, Victoria. ;���������W. Dottes- ............  L. F. Solly, Westholme ........ ....W. Dottes..^.���������._   t Arnold, Sardis���������............................................. tY. Dottes.....~~~..~���������-  rs. McC. Mottley, Kamloops ...R. I. Reds .  Fred. Matthews. 774 Bidwell St., Vancouver Barred Rocks ~.  H. E. Waby, Enderby .-Barred Rocks ^  Dean Bros., Keatings W. Dottes.���������   O. Henning, Mead, Nebraska, U. S .Bk. Orpingtons   F. North, Sidney .Col. Dottes.  'ff**  1054  ..1041  ..1028  .1023  ..1098  .. 998  996  943  -932  -912  -908  -894  -.887  -853  -815  -8(10  -796  -774  -686  -632  32.  39.  31.  22.  23.  37.  33.  35.  27.  24.  30.  23.  29.  21.  40.  34.  38.  26.  28.  36.  A. G Lovekin, Glengarry Farm������Metchosin Barred Rocks-.���������...,  J. J. Dougan, Cobble Hills.���������. . R. I. Reds   R. Wilson, Eburne Station Barred Rocks���������.......  S. D. Evans, Box 201, Penticton Wh. Orpingtons-  O.'B. Ormond, R. F. D. 3, Victoria R. I. Reds   W.H. Van Arum, Willow Park KO., Vict-Wh. Orpingtons-  T. Wood, 1153, Caledonia Ave., Victoria���������Buff Orps .   W. Miller-Higgs, Sooke Way, near Victoria Wh. Cornish Game.���������,  W. H. B. Medd, Mt Tolmie P. O Bk. Orpingtons-.-. .  (Pen 36 contains 5 birds only).  1010  970  894  816  812  801  792  790  769  768  , 729  . 720  712  681  511  .604  541  539  517  427  Price of eggs, 42c per doz. Pen  temperatures, highest 94*; lowest 43* ;  mean 65.4������. Very fair weather has  been experienced during the month;  rain fell on two occasions only. For  the first time during the Contest Class  II have produced more eggs during  the month than Class I. Considering  the hot weather and this being the  natural moulting season, the month's  yield must be considered good.  This month's record shows the  leaders in Class I to be so near to  each other that the finish is still in  doubt. Any pen in the first six may  change places before October 2nd.  The present competition has been remarkable for the way in which the  leading pens have fought for the  mastery at all time. In looking over  reports of other contests it will be  noticed that the leading pens have  been always a long way in the lead  and a great difference shown in the  totals. During this contest, pens have  been able to pass each other frequently by producing a very small  number of eggs in excess. "In Class  L, it may be noted that among the  first 6 there are three different strains  of Leghorns, all of which are excellent. Pen 17, at the eleventh hour,  takes a rest (3 of the birds are particularly bare of feathers), and allows  Pen 4 to occupy second place. Pen 4  appears to be challenging Pen 15 for  premier position. Pen 14 has to share  sixth position with Pen 1 (Anconas).  Pen 6 moves up two places.  Top Scorers:���������Pens 4 (106), 8  (105), 12 (101), 6 (97), 16 and 18 (95  each), 15 (93).  Moulters:���������Pens 3, 6, 7, 14, 15, (all  slightly); 16, 17, 19, (heavy).  Broodies:���������Pens 2, 3, 4, 7, 10 and  29 (1 bird each).  In Class IL, Pens <42 and 39 still  remain in the lead, with Pen 31 lessen*  ing the distance almost daily between  second and third, and incidentally increasing the lead over fourth. Their  performance of 124 eggs during the  month helped them considerably.  Pens 22, 23, 30 and 40 also moved up.  It is remarkable that the first four  places in this class were up till last  month held by four different breeds.  Pen 26 laid 16 eggs during last 3 days  of month, with only five birds, six  eggs being laid on one day.  Top Scorers :���������Pens 31 (124). 22  (118), 30 (109), 24 and 39 (104 each),  11 (103), 25 (102), 28 (100).  Moulters :....Pens 21, 25, 26, 27, 31,  35, 36, 37 and 38 (aU slightly).  Broodies:���������Pens 31, 32, 36 and 39  (1 each); 22, 23, 25 and 35 (2 each);  21, 26, 27, 30 and 37 (3 each); 28, 29,  33, 34 (4 each); 24 and 38 (5 each).  In connection with the B. G Poultry Association's Exhibit at Edmonton  of young stock, 6 exhibits of eggs  were also made. In White Eggs, first  prize was won by eggs laid by Pen 8,  together with eggs, secured from a'  member. In tinted eggs, first prize  was secured by 12 eggs laid by, Pen  26 and weighed 29 oz. to the dozen-  In brown eggs, 3rd prize was won by  a composite dozen, Pens 32, 31 and  37's product being represented. Five  prizes were won with tbe six exhibits  ���������White, 1st and 2nd; Tinted, 1st;  Brown. 2nd and third.  Total eggs to date: Class L���������17,-  982; Class IL���������14,503. Grand total:  32,485. Eggs for month���������3,489; Class  I. 1674; Class II. 1815.   Average egg  ?reduction per bird,   135.3;  Leading  en per bird, 175.6; Lowest per bird.  71.  W. H. STROYAN,  Poultryman.  J. R. TERRY,  Director.  Dept. of Agriculture, Victoria.  REFUSED APPLICATIONS  FOR LIQUOR LICENSES  South Vancouver, Sept. 11.���������The  board of license commissioners last  night refused to grant two applications for liquor licenses for shop  premises to Mr. James Chapman, at  Collingwood East and Mr. Murray  G. McKenzie, at Twenty-sixth avenue and Main street.  Mr. J. Armstrong's application for a  shop license for Cedar Cottage was  withdrawn.  Rev. G D. Ireland on behalf of the  Temperance 'and Motal Reform  League thanked the commissioners  for the courtesy extended to the temperance party.  HOME  RIM  The Rev. A* E. Cooke will give  a lecture in the Orange Hall, Cor,  Gore Avenue and Hastings St., at  8 p.m., on  Monday, Sept. 22nd  A 8ign.  "Jinks appears to be putting aside  something for a rainy day."   "His failure1 to return umbrellas made me suspect as much."���������Buffalo Express.  Careful.  Tripper (after a lopg straight drive  by a golfer)���������What's 'e do now, 'Er-  bert? Herbert���������Walks after it and  'its it again. Tripper���������Do 'e? Lor'  Iumme, then I should take jolly good  care not to 'it it too fur.���������Punch.  Subject  "Why Ireland Should  NOT  Have Home Rule"  Collection to defray expenses.  PROF. ODLUM, Chairman.  GOD SAVE THE KING  if- mm  MP  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, September 19.1913  r*y*ril'T'������ll������l'l">"i"i>"t"t"itl,t"i"t".'l."i".,'i"i".,v."i' ���������  ,:   The Successful Firms   :  i;   Advertise. WHY?   \\  ' >���������������������������������������'������'������ I '111 111 ��������� 111 < f I'l*'!1**'���������  cTVIt.  SALMON CANNING      ANOMALIES  (Continued from Page 1)  were there to do the fishing, although generally  throughout the Province lahor was scarce.  Not satisfied with this deliberate misrepresentation the imaginary manager (and mark you the  record states he was only a boy 25 years old,  therefore an undoubted authority) proceeds to  libel the white men of British Columbia as  follows:  "No, of course not, you are a white man, and  white men in this country do not want hard work.  They are looking for puddings. If that net were big  enough to catch all the fish in the/ river, as you  suggested, we would have all the white men in  British Columbia looking for the job."  "But I understand that many white men who seek  a licensed boat are turned down?"  "Yes, white men who want to fish two weeks Instead of ten. Later on when the fishing is all in  tbe river and the fish are running so well that a  net will pick up one or two hundred fish on one tide,  I could get a hundred white men to take the boats.  But with that kind of fishermen we would only run  the cannery for two weeks, while the fishing is  good, which means that we would go broke. We  have to run this place for nearly three months and  keep .getting fish all the time. It is not a question  of race or. creed witb us. Ae Individual* and Canadians we would prefer to have white men, but as  a packing company we are compelled to employ  the men who deliver the goods."  The first statement, that white men in British  Columbia do not want hard work, is a LIE. They  know it is a false statement. They know the  reason they do not get white men is because they  give a preference to the Jap and no self-respecting white man will work with a Jap. These  canners know that before the Jap appeared, white  men fished just as faithfully as the Jap. Mr. Bell-  Irving told the writer that the Jap was totally  unreliable, that he was naturally crooked. The  fact is that the Jap came in and underbid the  white man. He will work for less and live under  revolting conditions, and to substantiate this we  refer the reader to the "manager's" statement  recorded above, that they "eat boiled salmon, rice  and bread sprayed with salt chuck, hang their  shirt on tine mast to dry."  Remember, dear reader, when the white men  fished at 25 cents a fish the canners sold for less  than the present market price, and still they  cannot afford to pay a living wage now. Also,  remember that B. C. Packers' stock, now quoted  on the exchange at 130, had no market ten years  ago���������it is all water and yet reached 30 above par.  The poor canner makes no money. Now '' con''  over this gem:  "Supposing you paid the fishermen more'for the  fish and sold your product at an increased price?"  ^'-Couldn't There are not enough white men who  are real fishermen In the country to man tbe boats.  Besides we have to sell our pack in competition  with the U. S. salmon canned on Puget Sound,  Columbia River and in Alaska, which is a greater  pack than ours, caught with traps, put up with  cheap labor and unbaraased by regulations."  Not enough white fishermen in British  Columbia t Of course not. The canners have  driven them out. Marly hundreds came to British  Columbia from Nova Scotia. Where are they  today? Working on Puget Sound, putting up the  fish which creates such a serious competition. &  What about the competition? There is some  truth in the argument about the use of traps, but  as for price that is fixed by a "gentlemen's agreement" in which the international boundary does  not figure. The competition is largely reduced to  the "quantity secured and the quality when  packed."  We compliment the Toronto Saturday Night on  the style of the article, but must repeat it bristles  with inaccuracies. Let the reader reconcile  certain actualities: A few years ago on the Skeena  the fishermen received 25c for his fish, today he  gets 10c to 12->������c; then the canner received less  per case for his salmon than now. The same firms  now pay 25c a fish on the Fraser and 12-^c on the  Skeena. On the Fraser the fishing is not controlled in the same manner as on the Skeena.  On the Skeena is a system known as "boat-  ratings," that is, each cannery is allotted a certain number of licenses and before a fisherman  can get one of these licenses he must make a contract with a cannery to sell his whole season's  catch at a certain fixed figure, and he must not  sell a single fish except to that particular cannery.  A more damnable system of serfdom could not be  devised. This question was taken up in Ottawa  with Mr. Hazen, by some coast members, and  they secured a release of a certain number of  these licenses this year and a large number of  white men took them up. It is intended to extend  the number from year to year until all are once  again free. That is why the canners cannot get  whites, because they do not want them���������because  whites have self-respect and will not become serfs.  Then as to profits, let the canners explain that  stubborn fact of the value of B. C. Packers common���������let the interested reader look up the quotations of the Toronto, or any other exchange, to  verify our statements. Let them (the canners)  explain how a cannery whieh cost a few years ago  less than $50,000, sold for over $350,000 last year?  Let them tell us where are the 9,000 white fishermen who were on our coast twelve years ago,  and who are now supplanted by 10,000 Japs.  If they are making no money, where did Bell-  Irving, Todd, Wilson, Wallace and scores of  others make their millions?  The canners may hoodwink the East, but their  day is coming in British Columbia. We shall  insist on developing a white fishing community,  even if B. C. Packers common watered stock must  come down to where it belongs.  We conclude with a quotation from the erstwhile "manager:" "As individuals and Canadians we .vould prefer whites, but as packing  companies we are compelled to employ the men  who deliver the goods" (cheapest, let the country  go hang).  MAKING POLITICAL PLATFORMS.    j  (Continued from page 1)  an exhibition of sensuality, and whoredom, or at  least suggested whoredom. The people constantly  complain of these lewd pictures and call for some  sort of control. They see on the screen a young  husband going off for a day's work. Almost as  soon as he is gone another young man is introduced in the home, and an illicit love affair is  worked out. The young wife is false to her husband, runs off with a coarse libertine, appears in  a gilded saloon or in a low-down dive sitting at a  table with the scoundrel, drinking wine. Almost  every night such a picture is displayed. The  children see it so often repeated that it is natural  for the boys and girls to conclude that the normal  state of husbands and wives is set forth accurately  by these pictures. And especially so as there is  no vigorous complaint made about these poisonous  and false pictures. The owners and all interested  financially in these shows, with few exceptions,  care little as to what kind of debasement they  pour into the minds of the children who attend  from night to night.  Now, to come back to my theme, it seems a clear  matter here is a good starting place for the Government of British Columbia to begin. The educational nature of the "movies" is such that the  Government can safely and wisely step in and  take the whole matter in hand' as a going utility  for the people. And this can be done before the  whole control gets into the hands of a few powerful companies, which in turn become leeches laden  with increasing filth, alluring and besotting filth  of the most sensual nature.  Here, then, is a concrete proposition and reasonably within ready reach. Let the Liberal  leaders take hold of this, or a better subject if  they can find one, and then press it home upon  the public. I am of the opinion that the vast  majority of the electors would agree in the main  with what I herein say.  Then when this or some better proposition has  been realistically dealt with by the Government  and made a common public utility, an attack can  be made on some larger matter. Such for instance  would be the ownership of a goodly stretch of  coal mines of the Province.  A CLEAR-HEADED OPTIMIST.  (Continued from page 1)  "British Columbia is exceptionally favored this  year in fish. Beyond the ordinary "catch," not  less than $5,000,000 will be realized from the  "big run" of salmon in. the Fraser river, which  added to the general fish harvest will result in'  millions for Vancouver and vicinity."  Dilating with manifest fervor upon  British Columbia Fruit  the speaker announced most extraordinary improvements and advances in this promising and  highly interestng feature of our industries. Said  he: "The fruit business of the Kootenays and the  Okanagan is being placed upon a better basis than  hitherto. The maturity of the trees, together  with the elimination of obstructions such as are  common to a new country and its industries is  reviving interest and creating hope among our  fruit-growers. Their laudable ambitions and gol- ,  den dreams are soon to be realized, as, with the  construction of the new Kettle Valley Railway  and the Okanagan branch of the C. N. R., dealers  have no need or excuse of going to Washington or  California for their fruit supplies.  Alluding to the large appropriations for Vancouver from the Dominion Government, our clearheaded optimist with infectous fervor, expiated  upon the-      s  "Millions for Vancouver"  and marvelled that any \wieftl*|[nformed citizen  should indulge in pessimistic views. Speakng of  our member, H. H. Stevens, Mr. Tisdall credited  him with the many improvements in harbors,  docks, public buildings, etc., that are assured for  Greater Vancouver in the near future. ,,  "At last Vancouver has secured the attention  of our Statesmen and caused millions to flow into  our city, and this through the abilty and influence  of our young representative," thus ended an inspiring interview with a clear-headed optimist  with reasons for his optimism.  ANGLO-ISRAEL ASSOCIATION IN  VANCOUVER.  Many friendly to this topic have been urging  for a long time that we should have meetings to  discuss the themes connected with the teaching  that the Anglo-Saxon people are the national and  official representatives of Israel of olden Bible  times. The Jews are with us, and in every land.  They have not been lost. They have always been  a known power in the world in spite of the most  terrible and persistent persecutions, and are likely  to make good as a nation in the near future. But  Israel, where are they? The Jews were of the  tribe of Judah. The kingdom of the house of  Judah was composed of Judah and Benjamin.  The kingdom of the House of Israel was com  posed of the Ten Tribes of Israel. Levi, as a  tribe, was scattered among the whole twelve  tribes as the foretellment in Egypt by Jacob set  forth. Now where are the Ten Tribes? The  Jews are of Israel as descending from old Israel,  who was first called Jacob. But the Israelites of  the other tribes are not and never were Jews. No  man can be a real Jew by blood unless he came  from the man Judah, one of the twelve  patriarchs.  We have decided to call a meeting in the Orange  Hall on the corner of Gore Avenue and Hastings  Street next Saturday evening. That is Saturday  the 20th at 7:30 p. m. All are welcome. Nay  more, all who care to consider these themes are  cordially invited. Come along and see what we  have to say and teach. We think we be sane  men and women, and stand oh the Seriptures and  history of the past as well as on current history.  ��������� ��������� ������������������������������������.������������������������������������������������������*:-->*:~:-v*:-vv^^  WARNINGS TO GIRLS.  ::  "Forewarned Is Forearmed."  1. Girls should never speak to strangers, either  men or women, in the street, in shops, in stations,  in trains, in lonely country roads, or in places of  amusement.  2. Girls should never ask the way of any but  officials on duty, such as policemen, railway officials, or postmen.  3. Girls should never loiter or stand about  alone in the street; and if accosted by a stranger  whether man or woman, should walk as quickly  as possible to the nearest policeman.  4. Girls should never accept a "lift" offered  by a stranger in a motor, taxicab, or vehicle of  any description.  5. Girls should never go to an address given  them by a stranger, or enter any house, restaurant, or place of amusement on the invitation of a  stranger.  6. Girls should never go with a stranger, even  if dressed as a hospital nurse, or believe stories  of their relations having suffered from an accident  or being suddenly taken ill, as this is a common  device to kidnap girls.  7. Girls should never accept sweets, food, a  glass of water or smell flowers offered them by a  stranger neither should they buy scents or other  articles at their door, as so many things may contain drugs. .      ��������� *  8. Girls* should never take ^situation through  \              an advertisement or a strange registry office with-  I              out first making inquiries from the National Vigil-  ;              ance Association, W. C. T. U. or Y. W. C. A.  ���������                  9.   Girls should never go to any large town for  even one night without knowing of some safe  . lodging.  Reslseace, 6U Nth Aveaw. Em.  FairmontRepairShop  '<       E. R. Matthews, Machinist       .!  ','. Cor. 8th Ave. Westminster Rd. !!  Auto, Bicycle Repairs and  Accessories.  General Repairs  I;    Electric Irons, Lswn Mowers, .  ;;  < > Baby Buggies.  4"M'*l"H.il..|.i|i#.|i.|.,i.4i������li,l|i|.li���������li.ill|������,|.;i  3 OLD TIMERS GOING  TO SHUSHANNA  American Freighter���������Have Six  Hones, a Year's Outfit for  Each Man and "Inside  % Tips."  There are conflicting reports about  the Shushana gold strike, as there always is in regard to any new territory that is stampeded, but those best  Qualified to know show their confidence in the value of the discovery Is  the best evidence at present obtainable.  Tbere arrived this morning on the  American freighter Jennie, three old-  time Yukoners who are acquainted  with the Shushana district and who  started to the new diggings on the  strength of reliable "inside" information. They are H.. B. Berdoe, W. A.  Complin and A. W. Brown, all well-  known to the old Pawsonites now  resident in this city. Mr. Berdoe was  until a few days ago fuel agent of the  White Pass Co., and went to the Yukon in 1900, after distinguishing himself in the Boer war as a sergeant of  the Strathcona Horse. Mr. Complin  reached Dawson after a hard and hazardous trip from Athabasca, which  took up a cople of years and became  well known as one of the Canadian  Bank of Commerce staff. Mr. Brown  is an Englishman who made the trip  from London to Dawson altogether by  water and from his arrival devoting  himself to digging out the yellow dust.  These men were all established in  business ln Vancouver and are taking  once more to the trail because of confidential tips they have received from  friends Inside as to the actual conditions and the promising outlook for  the new camp. The nature of this Information they naturally decline to  disclose.  They are taking with them six  horses and a year's outfit for each  man and will Journey to Shushana by  the government trail by way of Kluane  Lake.  ten days was without food and wandered in the woods, was brought to  this city and is now in the hospital.  Horsefelt and Carl creeks, on the American side, five miles from the boundary, have been staked for the entire  length of several miles. Pan creek, on  the Canadian side, has' been staked.  Horsefelt was worked by Lamb and  others several seasons ago and It was  said then yielded wages.  Frank Hansen, who left Starvation  City, at the mouth of Bonanza, August  29, says Andy Taylor and Bob Willey  are on tbe way out to Kennecott with  a gold shipment. Judge Morgan, the  recorder, also plans to start out in a  few days. Billy James and hiB wife  are expected at tbe mouth of the Don-  jek en route out September 15.  A good many from Fairbanks were  arriving when Hansen left. One hundred were reported packing up the  river o hundred miles or more from  the landings on the upper Tanana.  White Horse, Y. T., Sept. 9.���������B. P.  Burrall, a prominent consulting mining engineer of New York, arrived  Sunday night from Shushanna, which  he pronounced the biggest placer discovery in years.  He says the formation and general  lay of the country is favorable t o vast  placer deposits.. He witnessed a cleanup on Discovery claim, Bonanza creek,  of eighty ounces after five men had  shovelled seven hours.  A mile further and on El Dorado, he  saw twenty-five ounces in gold taken  with three men shovelling eight hours.  FOR SALE OR EXCHANGE  Modern 5 Room House,  well located, corner of  (199) Prince Edward and  31st Ave. This is a rare  chance to get a good bargain. Business changes  make transfer imperative.  Apply  2452 Main Street  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.  mm 1 co.  fttoff0 folr. IM  2317 Main Street  A PPTECTIVP'S APV|CP  Before employing a Private Detective, if yon don't  know your man. ask your  legal adviser.  JOHNSTON, tk. Secret  Service Intelligence On*  re������a. Suite 103-4  319 Pender St., W.  Vancouver, p. c.  WflNTEP  Two Teams of Work Horses with  outfit. Enquire 2404*2408 Westminster Rd.  Stake Gold Ground On  Canadian Creeks  Steamers Fail to Beach Donjek;  Gold Shipment Coming Out  Dawson, Y. T., Sept. 9.���������Stampeders  for the Chisana diggings are beginning  to stake claims on the Canadian side,  the first discovery on the Canadian  territory resulting in a rush, according < to an official report yesterday.  The steamers Vidette and Pauline  returned yesterday from White river.  Owing to falling water they got no  closer than twenty miles to Donjek.  At The Birches the steamers landed  100 tons of freight and fifty passengers, the launch of Olaf Spegatus relaying from there. The launch will  have the entire outfit delivered in Donjek in twelve days. Many outfits were  met poling up, while some men were  walking waist-deep in the chilly  waters. Two men who lost the trail  were picked up along the bank and  brought back.    A Mr. Kline, who for  ^mloono'Vonooovor Moot Op., UN.  Oor. Main jutd Powell Sf. $840 Main Straat  Phone Seymour 6561 Phone Fair. 1814  SPECIALS THIS WEEK  _, Local Lamb, Legs 25c    Loins, 25c    Shoulders, 15c  Fresh Loins Pork, 22c    Shoulder Roast Pork, 18c  Prime Ribs Beef, 20c    Sirloin Roast,     -    -    25c  Choice Pot Roast, 12_c to 15c  Extra fine New Zealand Butter, 35c to 40c  A fine line of Fresh Cooked Meats of all kinds.  No Qollvory  Fairmont 621  No QroNII  Mark.  Wt five tn tha teae*  Ht Of 111 UpflMS Of  Itllftry  m*  kttalsg.  We are still Doing It, Come and See  Saturday Spoolala  Per lb  Pig Pork, Legs & Loins 20c to 25c  Choice Pork Roast 12*_c to 15c  Choice Boiled Roasts, 20c to 2������c  Fresh Dressed Chix  Fresh Leaf Lard  Good Lard    -   -   -  - 25c to 30c  15c  - 2 lbs. 25c  ��������� 12 l-Ze per lb.  ���������    12 l-2e per lb.  15c per lb.  Larze Labrador Herrings   -   each 5c  #__���������_>_____.*__*_��������� 91 _" W      Three Prisee cran away every week.  intfVn IJIIffl  M       Register Tickets.  Chicken Halibut  Fresh Salmon  Smoked Halibut  Per lb.  California Lamb     -     25c to 30c  Sirloin Roast 25c  Australian Rabbits - 35c each  Choice Cuts Round Steak 20c-22c  Best Table Butter 3 lbs. $1.00  Ranch Eggs, 35c doz., 3 doz. $1.06  Kippers      ....       Be per pair  Finnan Had d ie  Fresh Smoked Salmon  per lh. Vtlic  20c per lb.  Save your  L  2513 Halo Street, or. Broadway  The Place tbat Treats You Ritrht  Tbls is aa Independent Market Friday, September 19, 1913  THE WESTERN CALL.1  y'xxyAyyy^xyA^x^y&i  *  ^e Heart gT Vancouver  ������1 * * * n it 11 >��������� 111 mu iii in*  j; If You Help Your District  ���������; You also Help Yourself j  1 ^ ������ ������^|.< i>< r������.t 11Vi 11 i.tii-i *���������._'  Xasuied every Friday at 2408 Waatmla-  ���������tar Road, one-half block north of Broad-  ���������ray.    Phon* Fairmont 1140.  Editor. H. tt 8teveBs; Manager. Geo.  iv. Odium.  ���������nbtwrlpttoai 11.00 per year, 60 oeata  S*r six months; 2S cents per thret  raoatha.  Changes of ads. must be ln by Tuesday evening each week to laaure Insertion ln following laaue.  Notices  of   births,  deaths  aad   mar  ���������iagea Inserted free of charge.  law* Druggist  Wants lo See Yoa  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  at home.  Around Vancouver  SOUTH VANCOUVER.  The children of Rev. J. W. Lltch,  who have been ill with scarlet fever  are all doing very nicely.  *   *   ���������  Mr. Isaac Bunting of Japan, and one  of the moBt extensive property owners of South Vancouver, Is visiting the  place looking after his property Interests.  ���������   ���������   ��������� '  The number of homes being sold  and rented in South Vancouver, during the past week, has so increased  that real estate men are beginning to  smile once more.  Cedar Cottage.  REGULAR  PRICE  Mrs. McMillan, Welwyn Street, was  taken to the hospital on Monday.  * ���������   ���������  Mr. J. Brown of Victoria spent the  week-end with friends in Cedar Cottage.  * ��������� ������������������ ���������  Miss Churchill, returned missionary,  spoke to the Epworth League of the  Robson Memorial Church, on Monday  evening.  .' .   .  At a meeting held on Friday last       the Cedar' Cottage Cricket Club de-  PRlCElcided to hold a social meeting on the  OUR  $3.75 Horlick's Malted Milk.. $3.50  cening of October Srd, for club members and also for their friends.  ��������� ��������� ���������>  Another wedding of this week at  Cedar Cottage vas that of Miss Ellen  Harriet Cunningham and Mr. Jack  Gordon, which took place in Cedar  Cottage Presbyterian Church on Tuesday evening, Rev. J. C. Madill officiating.  ���������"- ���������   ���������   ���������  Mr. R. C. Hodgson, accompanied' by  his brother, Mr. George Hodgson of  Steveston, who is paying him a few  days' visit, went on a fishing trip up  the Fraser on Tuesday. They were accompanied by T. Gifford, M.L.A., and  Mr. Peebles of New Westminster.  ��������� ��������� ���������  The marriage of Miss Florence S.  1.00 Horlick's Malted Milk..     .85  .50 Horlick's Malted Milk...     .45  .50 Nestle's Pood 40  .25 Robinson's Patent Barley.. .20  1.00 Allanburys Nos.   1 and 2,  Large.......... 80  .50 Allanbury's Nos. 1 and 2  Small...  .40  .75 Allanbury's No. 3 Large  .50  .40 Allanbury's No. 3 Small    .25  1.00 Benger's Food, Large..    .90  .50 Benger's Food Small���������   .45  1.00 Eno'sFruit Salt.... .65  .35 Castoria....    .25  .25 Beecham's Pills 20  .50 Pink  Pills 35  .50 Gin Pill 35  1.00 Herpicide. " .75  .50 Herpicide.    .40jG-n*l-y to Mr. Silas James Folkins of  .25 Minard's Liniment 20 i Vancouver took place at the home -of  .60 Chase's Ointment 50 tbe brIde on Banks street and Thlrty-  sence and he starts on Sunday for  Montreal, from whence he will proceed to Liverpool and will visit Scotland; London and other cities, returning by New York..  ���������   ������������������.-������������������  The members of the pglice force are  now taking their vacations in rotation.  Constable Murdoch, who has been on  holiday for a fortnight, and has spent  the last week ln Victoria, returned to  duty Tuesday morning. Constable Da*  vldson leaves for Saskatchewan on a  couple of weeks' furlough.  ������   *   a  Several former residents of Kelowna  are making their homes in Kerrisdale.  Among these are Mr. McLean, who  with bis family has moved into a  house on Foity-seventh Avenue nnd  intends shortly to put up a residence  for himself. Mr. Martin and Mr. T.  Renwlck have also purchased homes  there.  .   .   .  The. motor-cycle race, which was  post-poned from the Municipal Field  Day, held on Sept. 6th to last Saturday  was participated in by Sargeant Walker, Police Constable Davidson and Police Constable Clouston. The course  lay along Granville Street from Shannon to Wilson Roads. Councillor Lock-  Un gave the starting signal and the  contestants shot away along the  smooth surface of he street. Sergeant Walker won out first.  ���������������������������������������������'.  Florists and others Interested in  horticulture both from the east and  nearer home have been attracted to  the grounds of Mr. Ritchie, East Boulevard, to inspect the magnificent  sweet pea blooms there. Samples of  blooms secured first prize at the recent fair and also at the horticultural  show at Edmonds this summer. These  peas measured two Inches across the  bloom and the stems were from two  feet to two feet wo inches in length.  Mr. Ritchie is of the firm of Ritchie &  Brand, florists, of the city.  the completeness of the arrangements  for the benefit of the exhibitors and  public alike, and it is the highest  praise that can be bestowed on the  society's official that no dissentient  voice was raised against them, for  which it must be a source ot gratification. A belief that the fair should be  extended to three days next year was  freely stated, ln order to have a clear  day of the judging and dismantling.  Among the exhibitors Messrs. W.  J. Irwin, C. E. Keene, W. J. Graham,  S. D. Shultte and J. Hill were prominent prize winners and their Individual exhibits deserve much praise, particularly decause they were produced  from city lots and were equal to the  best  The poultry entries were exceptional tbis year, the number of entries and  the standard of the birds being very  high. This portion of the exhibition  attracted considerable attention.  .50 Fruitative's 40  .25 Fruitative's.. 20  .35 Cuticura Soap    .25  1.00 Burdocks Blood Bitters.. .75  1.00 Paine's Celery Compound. .70  L00 Pinkham's Vegetable  Compound. ��������� 75  .50 Zambuk 35  L00 Hood's Sarsaparilla 75  LOO Ayer's Saraparilla 75  Mriiist  Lea Building,       Broadway and Main  Electric Restorer for Wen  -S___a______dsr^^  vim aad vitality. Premature decay ���������*><��������� ��������������������������� **"-***!  weakness averted at once- rMtplttMiel will  make you a new man.. Price J8e b������>***_>tt"J__?*'  U. l_all--d to any address. fheSosWUPruf  Co* at. Cattuu-la-M. Oak  Sold at  Campbell's   Drug   Store  Cor. Hastings and Granville Sts.  Vancouver, B.C.  the bride on Banks Street and Thirty-  fourth Avenue, on Wednesday. Rev.  J. C. Madill performed the ceremony.  Only the immediate friends of the  bride were present. Immediately after  the ceremony Mr. and Mrs. Folkins  left for Seattle and the coast cities.  ���������   ���������   ���������*  Miss M. Flett of La Mesa, California,  is a guest of Mrs. J. C. Madill this  week. Miss Flett, who donated the lot  on which Cedar Cottage Presbyterian  Church is built and takes a great interest In Cedar Cottage, is paying her  annual visit to this her former home.  Mr. E. Baker, formerly of Cedar  Cottage, and who has had charge of  the North Willington Methodist  Church since his assignment there by  the. conference in the early summer,  has been renewing old acquaintances  at Cedar Cottage during his vacation.  The Roller Coaster, which is making  its initial trials this week, is attracting the attention of all the small boys  and young girlB.  KERRI8DALE.  Phrenology  And Palmistry  MRS. YOUNQ  (Formerly of Montreal)  Olvam Praotloal Advloo  On Business Adaptation, Health   and  ' Marriage.  805  Granville  Street, Corner Robson  Hours: 10 a. m. to 9 p. m  OLD TINE HARVEST HOME  Harvest Home Services in Ferris  Road Methodist Church next Saturday, the"21st, morning and evening.  The church will be suitably decorated, and special music, provided by  the choir.  Messrs. Powis and Bougbton of the  city are putting up residences at Ma-  gee.  .   .   .  Mr. Brunt of Kitsilano is putting up  a residence on a large lot owned by  him on Angus Road.  .   .   .  The Methodist church choir will  hold their reunion after the holiday  season, this evening at 8 o'clock in the  church.  The Point Grey Football team will  have the first practice of the season  on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. at  Wilson Road Park.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. Charles W. Cane of the Manhattan Block, has bought a lot near  Strathcona and is calling for tenders  to erect a residence.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. Stone, member of the Vancouver  Board of Trade, has completed his  residence and the landscape gardener  is laying out the grounds.  ��������� w      ���������  The firm of John M. Chappell, Ltd.,  have just completed two houses on  Forty-second Avenue and are preparing to build two more there.  ��������� ���������    ���������'  Rev. Mr. Langford of Central Methodist Church gave an excellent address  on missionary subjects to the Epworth  League of the Kerrisdale church on  Monday evening.   Miss M. Large sang  a solo.  ��������� ���������   *  Chief of Police H. J. Simpson has  been granted eight weeks leave of ab-  NORTH VANCOUVER.  Rumor says several aldermanic  slates are being prepared.  .       ..���������������������������.'  Mrs. F. A. MacRae entertained a  party at progressive bridge on Thursday evening of last week. The prizes  were won by Mrs. Millar and Mr. Con-  dey.  .   .   .  Miss Dorothy Marcon, who left for  Seattle on Monday evening, was accompanied to the boat by a large number of friends to wish her good-bye,  as Miss Marcon intends to make her  home in the east.  Baptiste Julien, an Indian of the  Mission reserve, presumably having  imbibed fire-water, went home Saturday evening and beat his wife. He  was arrested and fined $25.00 and  costs.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Agreeing, with one exception, that  North Vancouver ferry should be run  as a municipal department, a resolution was passed in Monday night's  session of the council appointing a  committee to obtain the opinion of the  city solicitor concerning the best way  to wind up the affairs of the company.  This was done on the ground that the  property Is legally under the control of  the city.  ������   ���������   *  The Horticultural Society and Farmers' Institute exhibition, held on  Friday and Saturday of last week, was  opened by Mr. Scott, Deputy Minister  of Agriculture. In his address he congratulated the people of North Vancouver on their exhibit.  The exhibitors this -year included  quite a number from outside points,  which materially aided towards the  success attained. The general opinion  expressed was most enthusiastic on  HAVE NEW 8ITE FOR  MAIN STREET BRIDGE  South Vancouver Organization Would  Place It Across North Arm.  That the present Main street bridge  across False ureek be removed to the  foot of Main street and placed across  the. North Arm of the Fraser, wben  False Creek has been filled ln aud.the  necessity for a bridge on Main street  there no longer exists, was the suggestion thrown out at a meeting of the  Main Street Improvement Association  on Monday night.  Mr. R. M. Robson presided and many  matters were discussed.  Progress was reported ln the effort  to secure land for a "Y" for street  cars at the foot of Main street, and the  question of municipal ownership of an  electric, light and power plant was  considered. There were numerous  arguments for and against the scheme  as submitted to the Municipal Council  by the municipal electrician last week.  It was eventually decided to ask the  promoters of tbe petition which is being circulated in the municipality requesting the council to submit a bylaw, for copies of the petition for signature in order to test the feeling of  the ratepayers.  Reference was made to the action ot  certain property-owners in trying to  restrain the Municipal Council from  going on with the paving of Main  street. Mr. W. J. Prowse condemned  the action on the ground that the men  concerned were attempting to destroy  the work which it had taken that association four years to accomplish to  secure tbe Improvement ot 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, Owen S Morrison  The Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street  IS"!'* ������' I  IIIIIIIIIIIIH  4 Grand Now Grocery  The housewives of Grandview and  district will be pleased to know that  a first class Grocery and Provision  Store has been opened between 6th  and 7th avenues oh Commercial Pr.,  where a complete line of fresh groceries can be bought at " Money saving  Prices." A glance at their advertisement on page 2 will do justice to  the econonic housewife.  Phone Calladine's, Highland 874R,  for groceries at Money Saving Prices.  CEDAR COTTAGE PRESBYTERIAN  CHURCH  Rev. J. O. Madill, Pastor.  Services���������11 a.m��������� 7:30 p.m.  11 a. m. ���������"The Rainbow, the hour  in the cloud."  7.80 p. m. "The young in Glory."  The pastor will preach at both services.  WANTED  $4,000 on agreement of sale. Enquire at 2408 Westminster Road.  Carnegie Free Library Branch No. 7  is located in Gordon's Drug Store, Cor  Main St. and 17th Avenue.   Cards from-  the Main library honored here.  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These  pills are exceedingly powerful in regulating tha  ganeratiTe portion of the female system. Ref use  all cheap imitations. Vr. da Vaa'a are sold at  ������5a box. er three for HO. Mailed to any address.  Thai BoabaU Brag Oo* St. Catkarfaaa, Oat.  Sold at  Campbell's   Drug    Store  Cor. Hastings and Granville Sts.  Vancouver, B.C.  Ef ary Womai  Is intarested aad should know-  about tha wonderful  kjojir diug&lalfee  other, bnt aaat. ���������������������  traUd hook   sealed.  a tamp for "Una-  It i  aarticalar* aa_ directions iaialaable  b Mtaa.wiHiMo_ta(np_-xv. co...  fliisial Aceata for <  r.Oai THE WESTERN GALL.  Friday. September 19,1913  If  !  My L ai>v  OfDouekt  P/RRlSft  -^ItauRl_n__fl  tnd~__ol_e. His yellow leeth protiud*  tug tar* his ghastly features a fiend*  Ish look. Beyond him a pair of legs  ���������tuck out from behind the staircase,  clad in long cavalry boots, and above  these, barely showing, the green cloth  of the Queen's Rangers. Then Grant  had not gone when this attack was  made, or else he had left some men  behind? I dragged the body out Into  the light so I might see the face���������It  was tbe Irishman who had helped in  my capture.  I stood staring down at him, and  [about me Into the dismantled room,  (endeavoring to clear my brain and.  [figure all thin out. It was not so diffl*  (cult to conceive what had occurred,  -every bit of evidence pointing to a  ���������ingle conclusion. Grant had searched  ;the house for Eric, and discovered no  islgns of his presence; whatever had  subsequently happened between the  'girl and himself, she had not felt Justified ln releasing me while be and  jhls men remained. They must have  ���������departed soon after dark, well pro-  fvl_Ioned,upon their long inarch toward  Ithe Delaware, leaving Elmhurst unpo*  eupled except for its mistress and her  servants. The fact tbat neither the  lady nor Peter had opened the en-  tranee to the secret staircase would  seem to show that the attack on the  house must have followed swiftly. It  had been a surprise, giving those  within no chance to seek for refuge.  Ther* bad been a struggle at the front  floor; aome of the assailants had  tebtot-ad entrance through the win*  flow, and that had practically ended  theafalr.  BM what had become of Peter? Of  Who composed the attack*  yerty? The Indian had been de*  ~ to Valley Forgo with my  da; probably Peter, the Irish*  man, and a negro or two were alone  toft to dttend the house. At to the  Identity of the marauders, I had small  doubt; their handiwork was too plain*  ly revealed, and those two dead men  remained as evidence. Rough as were  British and Hessian foragers, they  -were seldom guilty of such wanton destruction as this. Besides this was  tho home of a prominent loyallrt, protected from despoliation by high authority. The hellish work must have  been accomplished by one or moro  banfls of those "Pino *obbers" who In*  festefl Monmouth county. Infamous  devils, hiding in caves among sanfl  hills* and coming forth to plunder and  fob. pretending to be Tories, their  only purpose of organisation was ptl*  tofe. Jhren In the army tbe namee  lof their more prominent leaders were  known, auch at Rod Fagin, Debow.  [West and Carter, and many a tale of  feoffor regarding their depredations  Ihfd | heard told around the campftre.  .ftittt came back to memory at I  about those lower rooms, dread*  next discovery, half erased to  that Claire Mortimer might bt  In tbelr ruthless fraep. Bet*  death 9 thousand timet than such  ��������� fata.  I pushed forward Into the rooms of  the lower floor, more than ever Impressed by their original magnificence.  Now, however, they were all confusion,  furniture broken and flung aside, walls  bached, dishes smashed into' frag*  ments. The scene.was sickening ln  its evidence of wanton hate. Tet I  found no more bodies, or proof of  further resistanoe. In wbat must have  been Mistress Claire's private apartment I stood with beating heart ttej������  Ing about at tho ruin disclosed. Tbt  largo closet had been swept olotn, garments slashed with knives, and left  In rags; drawers turned upside down  In scaroh after jewels; tho Yer? w  tains torn from tht window*. Jt was  ��������� scene of vandalism ot whieh vata*  bonds alone would bt guilty.  I etepfted aoross tbo pile of thing*  to tht wteflow, fSandnf out at tbt  ���������tin gmoulflerlng ruins ot the stable.  W*9*m* had ooourred. neither tht  lad* not 99*mt remained about tht  (Bouse. Of thts I was satisfied, yet  With the realisation there came a sudden comprehension of my own help-  jleseaooe to be of any aid.  ��������� I-rom the window where I stood not  ia house was visible. Just beyond the  orchard the roads forked, a well-trav*  idled branch circling to the left, and  ���������disappearing over the edge of a hill.  i__s I traced lt with my eyes a con*  taderable body of mounted men suddenly appeared on the summit Without fear tbat they could see me at that  {distance I -watched eagerly as they  ���������trotted down the long slope. They  ; were plainly a squadron of British  [Dragoons, their anna and cross-belts  jshlnlng in the sun, In spite of the dust  ^kicked up by their horses' hoofs.  ��������� I waited until convinced they were  ���������coming to the house, before drawing  back out of sight It was difficult to  decide what was best for me to do.  -Should I wait, trusting to my rough  .'clothing, and pass myself o: as a conn*  jtryssan, or take advantage of tbe brief  fttose left in which to escape?   If I  essayed the first choice I could ex*  (plain the situation, and start these  ���������troopers on the trail; lf not they might  Ifail to understand and ride on thoughtlessly. What such a body of mounted  men were doing in the neighborhood  I could merely guess at���������either they  were riding through to New York on  some matter of importance, or else bad  .been sent out hurriedly to discover  what had become of Delavan's foragers. This supposition was the more  likely, and they had taken the wrong  road, thus missing Grant and his men  in the darkness.  !- The must have cut through the or*  'chard, leaping the low fence, for I  ���������beard the thud of hoofs even as I  ;drew back into the upper halL Then  ia voice gave a sharp command.  "Circle the men about the house,  Simmons. There ls something wrong  here, and I saw a fellow at that upper  'window as we came down the hllL  (Move quick, now!" ���������  I must face them, and went forward  to tho head of the stairs, anticipating  ���������an easy explanation of my presence  within. Already quite a squad was in-  .side the front door bending over the  bodies and staring about curiously.  ��������� "Pine Robbers, eh, colonel?" said  [one contemptuously. "That fellow has  cutthroat written all over him. Don't  see any signs of our men here."  : "Queen Ranger lying back of the  stain, sir," reported a soldier briefly;  "Irish lookin' mug."  : Tho man addressed as colonel, a  Ranger himself from his green uniform, looked up quickly and sgw me.  Ho called out an order, and three or  four men sprang up the stairs, grasp*  lug and leading me down. I made no  resistance, not realizing I was in any  danger. The colonel, a tall man witb  gray mustache and goatee, and dark,  -Marching eyes, faced me sternly.  . "What are you doing bere, sir?  Come, speak up! What does ail this  mean?" and be swept his hand about  in gesture.  "I came along about thirty minutes  ago," I explained, beginning to appreciate my situation, from the suspicious  glances cast at me, and recalling bow  disreputable my appearance must be.  "I found things just as they are now,  sir. There's been a fight and robbery." ,  "That's plain to be seen; aro these  all the bodies?"  "Yes, sir, but the house ls upside  ���������down from end to end."  "You saw no one? No British soldiers?"    o  ��������� I shook my bead, conscious of the  fierce grip with which I. was being  held. A couple of the men dragged  out the body from behind the stairs,  and as the face came into the light,  the colonel's eyes saw it I heard the  sharp breath expelled through his lips,  as he stared down Into those ghastly  features.  "Good Lord! Mike! What ln the  name of heaven does this mean? He  was supposed to be with Claire!"  "Tbere  must  be   some   mistake,  Colonel Mortimer," Insisted tbe other  '���������officer gravely.   "Perhaps we can get  the truth out of this bumpkin, lf we  Uke the lash to him."  I understood ln a flash, and as swiftly chose a course of action. This  gray-headed colonel was her father,  and I would serve her in this emergency without thought of my own danger.  No threat of a whip would open my  lips, but memory would.  "Come, you dog!" burst out the  colonel fiercely. "You know more than  you have told. Speak up, or well skin  you alive."  "I will, Colonel Mortimer," I said,  looking blm straight in the eyes. "Not  because of your threats, but because  I wish to serve you. Now I know who  you are, and I will tell you all I know  about this whole affair."  "Was���������was my daughter hero?" he  Interrupted.  Tes,elr."  "My Ood!   And Eric?"  "Not to my knowledge���������there was a  man tatted Peter, this fellow, and a  bleak thviv or two.   They were all I  join,   "Was Delavan defeated, thenf  Hadn't Grant joined him?"  "Tea to both questions, sir. Dela-  *#*& was killed, end Grant aurae^deiedj  _Jo and his men were paroled, and!  started for Philadelphia laat evening  from here."  Trom here!" Incredulously. "That  must be a lie, colonel, for Mount Laurel ls between here and the city."  "Nevertheless, it is no lie," I retorted promptly, looking tho young  fool ln the eyes. "I waa hiding here  for reasons of my own when they  came tramping in along that road  about the middle of the forenoon yesterday. There was near a hundred  Hessians and Rangers, with two German officers,'and Grant I heard them  tell Mistress Mortimer this waa the  nearest place where they were sure  of finding provisions, and that they in*  tended to remain until night I dont  know what happened after that, except that the officers went Inside, and  the men marched around to the back  to eat their breakfast"  ' "What became of youf  ! "Oh, I had other business, and never  got back along here until Just at daylight this morning. Then I found  things this way."  > "You don't know what ooourred,  then?"  ��������� "No more than you do. ButI*ve>got  my opinion. It's this���������Grant and his  fellows must have left as soon as lt  jwas dark, taking the west road, which  was the cause of your-missing them.  It is likely from this man Mike's body,  ���������that your daughter and her party were  still in the house. It oouldnt have  been much later when these others  got here and made the attack. Mike  must have fought tbem at the front  door, but that was all the fight made;,  there's no sign of any struggle Inside."  : "Then they never got Claire," declared Mortimer positively. "That's a  oertainty, Seldon.**  :  "She would bave fought, air?"  !   "like a tiger. I know my little girl.  'And, besides, Peter would have died  jbefore the hand of one of those villains was ever laid upon her."  > "But." I protested, "I have searched  the house, colonel."  ��������� "I imagine your acquaintance with  .the house'is somewhat limited," he  replied coldly, turning away. "Seldon,  plaoe this fellow under guard ln the  {library here. We will learn later what  hie business might be in the Jerseys."  ahould Claire have been  hefe," ht tflhed aa though dated, "unices ght ttffee to meet ber brother? I  tuppoeed her safe ln the dty."  1 do not pretend to understand the  of her preeenos. But if you  to. my story perhaps you may  what tt do." I paused aa Instant  to gel ft grip oa my thoqtfftta. I need  ���������ot teU aU, confess my Identity, or  my personal relations with  "I am a soldier. Colonel  Mc-ittmer. fa Maxwell's brigade of  WaatmfttMft army. What brought mt1  hare hat nothing to do with the present story. I was In the fight over yonder near Mount Laurel night before  laat Whom we captured Delavan. fo*--  CSS  "Whatl" hvft In tho dragoon ofl&V  CHAPTER XVIII.  At Cross Purposes.  It could not be considered an unpleasant place of imprisonment, yet  tt was useless for me to contrive any  plans of immediate escape, for the  door was securely locked, and two  heavily armed dragoons sat within eye*  Ing me rather malevolently. My attempt at approaching the window was  Instantly checked by a threatening  'gesture, and I sat down ln tbe reading  jchair to await developments. The  jcould not muffle my ears, however,  'and I heard tbe swift boofbeats of an  lapproacblng horse being ridden furiously up tbe gravel driveway. At tbe  door he was hastily checked, and ft  jvolce spoke peremptorily:  !   "Here you. take the rein!"  The fellow came up the steps hurriedly, almost Ignoring tbt sentry at  the door.  ��������� *T haven't time to stand hert, you  fool," he exclaimed roughly, "my uniform le pass enough. I wish to see  j Colonel Mortimer at once���������at once."  ;Tbere was a pause, and then the same  voloe, and I recognised it now ae  Grant's beyond a doubt "Ah, colonel,  what in God's name has happened  bere? I beard that you were out  hunting us at Farrell's blacksmith  shop, and came baok aa swiftly as I  could ride. But I never suspected  this.  Who were the miscreants?"  "That is a question not yet answered, Captain Grant," replied Mortimer slowly. "It looks like tht work  of Pine Robbers. Do you reoognlse  this fellow?"  "Ay," and from the muffled tone he  must have been bending over tht body,  "tbat ls Tough' Sims, a lieutenant of  ���������Red* Fagin; there's one more devil  gone to hell. But when did the at*  tack occur? We left here after dark;  and all was quiet enough then.  lOlalre���������<*  "She was here, then? I hardly believed lt possible."  "I talked with her���������quarreled with  her, indeed. Perhaps that was why  [she refused tb accompany us to Pblla*  jdelphla. But what did you mean,  iioolonel* when you said you hardly be*  iheved lt possible she was here? Did  tome one tell you?"  "Yes; we caught a fellow the  house when we arrived. He had no  time for escape���������rough-looking miscreant, claiming to be a Continental We  bave him under guard ln the library."  "He confessed to the whole story?"  "Not ft word; claimed to know nothing exoept that Claire was here. Bald  he eaw you, and then went away, not  getting baok again until this morn*  lag."  "The follow ls a liar, ooloneL   Let  Ksee him; rn lash the truth out of  tips.  Where did you say he was���������  lh tht library?"  I had barely time to rise to my feet  when he entered. His eyes swept  across the guard, and then centered  Upon me. Instantly tbey biased with  ���������e-urtcment although I noticed he took  ja sudden step backward ln the first  ���������hook of surprise, bia hand dropping  (to the butt of a pistol In his belt  "By an tbe gods!" he exclaimed  (sharply* Tf it lent the spy! I mlsa  She red jacket, but I know the taoe,  iMister lieutenant Fortesque."  | "Major Lawrence, if yen please/* I  pstnrned quietly.  ������ "Well not quarrel over the najne.  Ir-ve had occasion to knew you under  total hearing one you were a spy.  beneath the other a leader of banditti.  I'll hang you with equal pleasure under either." Suddenly he seemed to  remember where we were, and his  face flushed with newly aroused* rage.  "But first you'll explain what you are  doing here at Elmhurst. Do you know  whose home this is?"  "Most assuredly," determined not to  lose my temper, or to be moved by  his threats. "It is.the property of  Colonel Mortimer, of the Queen's  Rangers."  "And���������and you���������you came here to  again see���������the daughter?" he questioned, as though half regretting the  indiscretion of such a suspicion.  "Oh, no, captain; you do the lady  a grave Injustice. I came here a  prisoner, very much against my will,  not even aware whose plantation this  was. I had no suspicion that MlstreBs  Mortimer was outside Philadelphia  until I overheard your conversation  with her."  "Overheard! Youi In God's name,  .where were you���������"  . "In this room; with both doors ajar  it was impossible not to hear. You  spoke somewhat angrily, you may remember, not finding the lady as gra*  icious ln her reception as expected."  ' The sarcasm in my tone stung him,  ibut the surprise was ao great that he  'could only rip out an oath.  i "I thought you would have also en*  'Joyed swearing at that time," I con*  'tinned coolly, "only you scarcely dared  'venture so far. You had previously  boasted to me of your engagement to  .the lady, and lt naturally was a surprise to observe how lovingly she  greeted you���������"  "Hell's acre!" he burst out "Did  the minx know you were there?"  "It you refer to Mistress Mortimer,  I presume she suspected it At least  she came to me shortly thereafter."  "Then I understand better what  troubled the girl. But, in God's name!  how did you oyer escape me? I was  ln every room of the house."  I smiled pleasantly. There was  nothing for me to gain, or lose, by  goading h|m, yet lt was rather enjoy*  able.  "That, of course, I must naturally  refuse to answer, captain. I might  need to resort to the same methods  again."  "There will be small chance of your  having opportunity. Mortimer will  hang you fast enough when I tell my  tale. Don't look for mercy, at his  hands, for he's prouder than Lucifer of  his family honor."  He was out ot the door, striding  down the hall, bent on carrying out  his purpose. I heard his voice asking where tbe colonel was to be found;  then the guard closed the barrier be*  tween us. Very well, ot tbe two I  would rather leave my fate to Mortimer thhn to him, and felt profoundly  grateful that the captain was not In  command. Had he been I should  doubtless have been hung without tbe  slightest formality of trial, but Mortimer would at least hear my version  first; Indeed. I could hardly believe  be would issue so stringent orders  without listening also to bis daughter's story. I was an offlcer of rank;  the consequences might prove rather  serious were I to be executed summarily, and without proper trial.  I had scarcely reasoned this out,  however, wben a corporal threw open  the door, ordering my guard to conduct me into the colonel's presence.  I was taken to the parlor, where the  furniture had been somewhat rearranged, and found myself confronting  Mortimer, tbe officer I had beard ad-  "Come, You Dog!" Burst Out the Colonel Fiercely, "You Know More  Than You Have Told. I"  dressed as Seldon, and Grant The  latter was speaking vehemently:  "I tell you, colonel, this has got to  be done; be ls a spy, and here for  some Infamous purpose."  "Well, I've sent for the fellow.  Grant; what more do you want? Ill  give him five minutes ln which to explain, and that is alL Seldon, have  the men go on ahead along the tralL"  "Yes, sir, they are off already."  "Very well. Have our-horses outside; we can catch up within a mile  or two." He wheeled sharply about,  and looked at me sternly. "WeU, sir,  I have very little time to waste on  yoo at present but I advise truthful  iiaswers.   What is.your name?"  "Allen Lawrence."  "You claim to be in the Continental  service���������what rank?"  "Major in the Maryland line, Maxwell's Brigade."  "Dressed hurriedly, probably, and  forgot your uniform."  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Softly, "but Perhapa I Can txpleln  Mueh of Thia Mystery."  tlently. "If you will listen to me,  colonel, I'll tell you what I know In  two minutes or less. It will settle this  fellow's status."  Mortimer glanced from my face to  that of the speaker, evidently attract*  ed by the vindlctiveness of the voice.  "AU right. Grant, go on." he aald  shortly, "only I shall pass judgment  as a soldier, and not because of any  personal quarrel. What is it you  know?"  That this man came into Philadelphia three days ago dressed as an officer of British infantry. He claimed  to be lieutenant Fortesque of the  Forty-second Foot, with despatches  from New York. Howe vouched for  him, and furnished him with a pass  and orderly. He put in the whole day  studying the positions of our troops,  jand In the evening was a guest at the  iMischianza���������Andre gave him a card,  |I heard5���������and danced there with your  [daughter. I doubted the man from  jour first meeting, and later pinked up  'certain rumors which, convinced me  |he was a spy. Some words passed be-  itween us on the dancing floor, and as  ja consequence I asked the man to  [meet me below. Some one either told  jhim he was suspected, or else he had  fthe heart of a coward, for he failed  to appear."  ; "Did you intend to fight hlmr  : "No, we planned an arrest I reported to MacHugh what I had heard,  ���������and he bad Carter close at band with  ;a squad of the guard."  ��������� "A very pretty trick on mere swept*  cion," commented the colonel in some  disgust "But go on with your story."  Grant sucked ln bis breath quickly,  -evidently surprised at the remark.  ! ' "Claire was waiting for me upstairs  In the dining room, but after Carter  had scattered his men to the outposts,  Il took a turn about the grounds in  hope of thus running across tbe fellow.  ,l>uck favored me, but, damn bim, he  'jumped into me like a fighting cock,  ���������struck me in the face, and taunted  me into meeting bim there and then."  "Good boy! the right stuff, eh Seldon?"  : "I supposed it all a bluff," went on  ���������Grant, paying no heed tb the inter*  .ruption, although his cheeks flushed,  '"but we went at lt, behind the pavil*  ;ion, and I had pricked him twice,  ; when the guard came up and separated US. At that the fellow took to his  ���������heels, and by/Gad! got away���������swam  the Pelaware, while we were beating  ���������the west shore. The next I saw of him  | he was in command of those ragamuf-  jfine who attacked us out yonder. Now  ���������Ihe shows up here looting tbls house  ion the trail of 'Red' Fagin. I'd bang  ���������bim offhand if It was me."  ��������� Mortimer looked across at me ear  inestly, but with an expression of doubt  jin bis eyes. As for myself I hardly  .knew wbat to say or do. Grant bad  ���������no corroborative proof of bis asser*  [tions, unless I was returned to Philadelphia. I could emphatically deny  ���������that I was the man, Insist on my right  'to a fair trial. But how could I ac*  [count ln any reasonable way for my  'presence at Elmhurst, or even success*  [fully sustain my claim to being a Continental officer. I could not tell  'Colonel Mortimer tbat I had been tak*  Jen prisoner by his daughter, masquerading as a lieutenant of dragoons.  Apparently be knew nothing of this  escapade, and sbe would scarcely forgive me for exposure; besides, for all  I knew to the contrary, the girl might  have thus been attempting to serve  the colonies, and a word of betrayal  'might seriously*injure our cause. All  'tbls flashed over me before Mortimer  i spoke.  | "Have you any proofs, sir, that you  are an offlcer of Maxwell's brigade?"  i "Not here," and I glanced down at  jmy rough clothing, "yet with a Uttle  delay that could be easily asoer*  'tained.-'  :   "On what service are you ln  the  Jerseys?"  '������������������   "I must decline to answer."  "Were you in PL tadelphia, wearing  British uniform three days ago?"  "If I should say no. It would be  merely my word against Captain  Grant���������you would doubtless prefer to  believe blm."  Grant whispered in his ear, tbe  colonel listening quietly.  "I am informed that you have already acknowledged Jielng concealed  ln this house yesterday."  "I have, sir."  "Did anyone know of your presence  here?"  "I was brought here���������a prisoner."  "What!" in decided surprise. "Prisoner to whom?"  "I   wag   captured  . oy three men,  dressed as Queen's Rangers, on a road  some* miles to the west. They! made  no explanation, although I have some  reason to believe I was mistaken for  another. I was held in a strong room  in the basement overnight"  "You were not tbere when I searched  the houEe," broke in Grant hoarsely.  "No," and I turned and smiled at  him. "I had been brought upstairs be*  fore you arrived."  "Then you saw your captors by day-  light?" .  "Two of them, yes���������a mah called  Peter, and an Irish fellow, with a chin  beard."  "What!" and Mortimer started forward. "Peter and Mike in uniform!  This ls beyond belief. Were they  alone?"  "They were apparently under.the  orders of a young lieutenant���������the  same who had oommand of Delavan's  advance guard. I was unable to die*  tlngulsh the lad's faoe."  "Delavan's advance guard!" and tho  colonel turned toward Grant "What  do yon know about this, sir? Who  washer  The captain hesitated, shifting uneasily on his feet  "I���������I do not know, sir," he explained  finally, driven to answer. "I merely  had a glimpse of tbe boy when I first  ���������Joined the column. 1-4 tnoo-gfa* t no-  fegnlaed htm, but wat no* tarn*  '"Who did yoa fuppote him to boT  Tow son. Brie, div*  cHAmm xix.  Again tho Cellar Roosn.  T1_e father sank baok ta hia ehalr,  breathing heavily.  ~Brio here, making nee of this  house, and my servants," he muttered.  "I can scarcely believe it trae. Was-���������  was he here yesterday morning when  you_oame?"  Continned uext week  r  THE JOURNAL OF COMMERCE.  Canada's mineral production last  year amounted to over $133,000,000,  an increase of $30,000,000 or 29 per  cent, over the figures for the previous  year. The per capita production of  minerals was over $18.00. Forty-  six per cent.' of the mineral output  is  credited to metals and fifty-four  per cent, non-metallic. < These and  many other interesting facts in regard to the mineral industry of the  country are contained in an illus-  treated articles in this week's Journal  of Commerce. This was contributed  by Mr. Reginald E. Hore, Editor of  the Canadian Mining Journal and  treats of the subject in an unusually  interesting way. Other articles found  in the same issue deal with the  World's Trade, Filthy Money and  Decreased Meat Supply of the  World, as well as many statistical  tables, quotations on the wholesale  markets and other data of interest to  business men.  Fox farming in Canada is the  title of an interesting illustrated  article from the pen of Mr. E. S.  Bates, which appears in this week's  issue of the Journal of Commerce,  Montreal.  After tracing the early history  of the fur industry in this country and  showing the important part it played  the writer proceeds to show how the  modern means of transportation,  modern weapons and the greater demand for furs have practically exterminated the fur bearing animals.  The placing of the industry on a  business basis was made necessary  by the modern demand for fox furs.  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If not, get the habit.  All Fruits in Season.  Largest Stock of Confectionery, Frnits 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 Pr  Ux  til'.  It  i  THE WESTERN CAM*.  Friday. September 19.1913  il  m  m  '_  SHUSHANNA  The New Eldorado  The boom is on. Thousands of men have already joined the stampede for the new diggings. Mr. F. B. Burrall, a prominent consulting mining engineer of New York, pronounces this the biggest placer discovery in years.  It is now reported that the discovery extends for over 30 miles. Leading mineralogists and old-time mining  men of Alaska and the Yukon have endorsed the camp. The financial journals, mining papers and newspapers of  tbe entire country are devoting columns of space to Shushanna. It is freely predicted that between now and next  spring the greatest gold rush ever known in the history of mining will be in full swing. One old-time miner in  our office recently had no hesitancy in stating that he fully believed the strike in Shushanna would prove richer  and greater in extent than either the Klondike or the Yukon. A responsible retired merchant who spent 15 years  in Alaska, and built hts fortune there, has endorsed our project by a subscription of $5000. He stateB that our trading post should at least treble its capital within six months' time.  Your Opportunity  Do you realize that there are many men right  here in Vancouver who made their fortunes in  Alaska and the Yukon? Every one of these  men will tell you that the country has never  been fully prospected, that there are greater  riches to be found there than have ever been  discovered.  Now we are organizing under the laws of  British Columbia a Company to be known as  the Shushanna Mining ft Trading Company,  with a capital stock of $300,000. divided into  3,000,000 shares, each of a par value of 10  cents. You can share in the profits to be made  in this new country put ot mining and out of  the trading post, by buying shares ln this  Company. We have already received the endorsement and support of some very strong  local business and financial men. Men that  you will be glad to be associated with.  Our Company is being organized along cooperative lines and every shareholder is on an  equal basis. The stock will be absolutely'nonassessable. By purchasing now prior to the  organisation, you can get your stock at tbe  same price paid by the organisers and the  founders of the enterprise. In a tew days this  stock wlU be on sale at a much higher price.  Yon can only get fn on the ground floor by  acting quickly. Call at onr office at once if  possible and fet all the facts. See the maps.  Look Into tbe matter thoroughly and let us  have your subscription. Don't delay, but call  at this office today. We will keep open until  9 o'clock p.m. for your convenience.  Our Mr. M. L. McAllister will leave here  about the 20th of this month. Head tbls letter  trom Mr. McAllister and bear In mind tbat be  is a mining man who has made bis fortune ou.  of mining. He is the man that located tbe  famous "Alice" mine, which he sold to Vancouver capitalists. He Is the man who discovered the "Silver Gem." the "I. X. U" and  other properties. Just during the past few  weeks be bas bonded a famous gold property  known as tbe "Jupiter Surprise" mine, here In  Vancouver. Mr. McAllister Is a successful mining man and tbat is the kind of a man tbat  you can afford to follow.   His letter follows:*���������  Read this Letter  "The Aetna Investment ft Trust Co.,  "408 Homer Street,  "Vancouver, B. C.  "Gentlemen���������  "In accordance with the proposition which  you have made me, I will join your organization  and act as a director of the corporation which  you are organizing, to be known as the Shushanna Mining & Trading Company.  "In this connection I wish to add that in  leaving here next week for Shushanna, I believe that I know what I am doing. I spent 17  years in Alaska and know the' country adjacent  to Shushanna. In fact, during one 'season, just  north of that district, I personally took out  $14,000 in gold.  "In reference to the richness of the new  discovery and the truth ot the statements  which have been made from there, I can say  that I am thoroughly satisfied. I just received  a letter from an old Yukoner by the name of  George Pickling, who writes me from McCarty,  stating���������  " 'When I heard of the rich strike made by  Dave Roach and Andy Taylor, I pulled for  Shushanna. My partner and I ln seven days  have taken out 233 oz. ot gold and are over  here now tor grub, which will be sent tn from  Cordova. Don't wait another minute, but take  my advice and drop everything you have and  come right here. Bear in mind that grub Is  very scarce. W/ages reach $20.00 per day.  Bartenders get $20.00 and $25.00. and dishwashers 75c per hour. The ground Is rich  but in my opinion, the greatest results will  come from the deeper, diggings.'  "Personally I agree with Mr. Pickling as to  tbe deeper diggings, and I am satisfied tbat  tbe richness of this discovery is not nearly  known as yet. In fact few men bave any conception of tbe real amount of undiscovered  gold in Alaska. The country has never been  thoroughly prospected, and in fact I may say  tbat it bas only been scratched.  "I believe that your organization Is well  planned and that under the management  which It will undoubtedly have at your hands  we have an opportunity to make large and  quick profits. Of course your trading post is  certain to pay handsomely, and I firmly believe tbat we can secure properties tbat will  pay profits too great to estimate. I believe  tbat my shares of stock ln your corporation  should pay me a large profit  "Yours very truly,  (Signed)    "M. U McALLISTER."  Perhaps you can not make the trip to Shushanna. perhaps you don't want to. But tbere is a way tor you  to share In the profits to be made there. We want to make tbe Shushanna Mining and Trading Company one of  the greatest concerns In the country. Tbe registered office and tbe headquarters will be in Vancouver, and Vancouver should be the headquarters for Shushanna and the great Northwest. If we can bring into Vancouver the  many thousands of men that will leave {luring the winter and spring for Shushanna and have them buy their out*  fits bere and do business In Vancouver, we will be helping to build up our city. Incidentally these men will know  Vancouver and when they have gold to send or money to spend they send it or bring it to Vancouver.  Now tbe thing for you to do ts to buy some stock ln this Company while you can get lt at tbe pre*organlzatlon  price. We want you with us and want your co-operation even though it is tor only a small amount. If you can not  call at our office today, then fill out tbe coupon in tbe corner and send with your remittance. If possible call at  thts office any time hefore 9 o'clock p.m. Do not delay or you will be too late to secure the stock at this first  price.  $10.00 will buy 100 shares  $25.00 will buy 250 shares  $50.00 will buy     500 shares  $100.00 will buy  1,000 shares  $500.00 will buy  5,000 shares  $1000.00 will buy 10,000 shares  GOLD! GOLD AT SHUSHANNA  (Continued from  hours when Mr. Burrell was there.   They sifted  and washed twenty-five ounces of the-glittering  metal out of the broken rock that they handled.  Simon Piendell, one of the old men of the  country, went in with Mr. Burrell. He backed >up  the engineer's statements, if any endorsation of  that expert'si word was needed. He advises that  the best way into the country was by way of  Kluane.  There was more news from Burrell and Piend������.ll,  all telling of the rich discovery. The World, the  Province and other papers of nearby cities  printed the stories fully.  They were stories of gold.  Charles Fisher, owner of wide areas of land in  the Fraser Valley, well-known and liked in New  Westminster, came down from his postoffice at  Glen Boyle, near Dawson City, earlier in the  month, with more and still more testimony.  He did not wish to boom the district, but he  told the newspapermen of New Westminster and  Vancouver that the Shushanna country was  without doubt destined to be the richest country  in the North.  The strike was reported at Dawson City on  July 22 and scores and scores rushed in to stake  their claims. The discoveries, says Mr. Fisher in  The World of Vancouver, were made on March 9  on the Little Eldorado and the Bonanza by three  prospectors named Nelson, James and Best.  They saw golden fortunes.  James and Best with a packer whom they met  on the trail went on to Dawson. On their return  they found the little log cabin on the Bonanza  deserted. Nelson had left. There was a note  pinned on the door.  It told James and Best to go up further. Nelson  had struck it rich in another deposit. While the  partners were in Dawson Nelson had sluiced out  a small square and in two days secured 205 ounces  of pure gold.  The news gradually leaked out until on the  twenty-second of July all Dawson knew of the  discovery.    The wires and cables were loaded  page'l)  with the news.   All the world heard and waited  for confirmation.  The confirmation came in short order. ,  The ground was filled with gold. >  On the eleventh of this month the Daily province printed more news. The Province saidShat  Frank Lawson, Jack Bigelow, C. W. Peterson, all  seasoned mining men, reached Fairbanks on that  date from the Shushanna gold diggings with the  news. Billy James was working the discovery  claim on Little Eldorado and making $106 a day  in glittering dust and nuggets for his toil. The  Doyle and Taylor claim was yielding $200 a day  to each man.  The news has poured in from Shushanna.  Two days previously the Province printed other  stories confirming the discovery of gold in the  Shushanna, and almost every day some one or  other of the daily papers has had news, reliable  news, wired in from special correspondents, about  the gold.  There is more gold than food.  In its issue of the twenty-ninth of last month  the News-Advertiser, Vancouver's most conservative newspaper, printed nearly two columns dealing with an address delivered to the Progress Club  on the previous afternoon by Dr. D. D. Cairhes,  member of the geological survey.  Dr. Cairnes gave his views about the new gold  field, he told of the best route, confirmed previous  reports of the discovery, and his address was so  conclusive that the Progress Club immediately  commenced the consideration of plans by which  it is hoped Vancouver will benefit from the new  field.  The gold is there. It is making fortunes tor  the strong, rugged men who are working the  claims. It will make fortunes for the companies  who will operate the claims more scientifically and  more effectively. It wjll make trading companies  very rich.  Shushanna will become famous as one of the  world's greatest gold fields. It is a veritable mint  for those who own claims within its boundaries.  Rich Shushanna is  Discribed by Engin'r  Interesting Report Submitted by  Mr. Burrall, New York Mining Expert.  comes into Skeekum Gulch, which in  half a mile leads into Little Eldorado,  a stream about two miles long, which  empties into Bonanza Creek, two and  a half miles above Its Junction with  Johnson Creek.  Site of Original Discovery   Little Eldorado is a wide, open gulch  to within 600 yards of Its mouth, where  It narrows to about fifty feet,  At tbat  Blade Trip to Ooldfleldi for White point the original discovery was made  Bout*  Simply fill out tbe application blank in the corner; then send to us with your check, draft or money order  for tbe amount of stock you want at this first price.   Any additional Information will be furnished on request.  Aetna Investment and Trust Ca, Ltd.  408 Homer Street  Vancouver, B.C.  Aetna Investment t_ Trust Co., Ltd.  408 Homer St, Vancouver, B. C.  Aetna Investment 9. Trust Co., Ltd.  408 Homer St., Vancouver, B. C.  Please send me full particulars of your  Shushanna Company.  I enclose $ .herewith for.   Bhares of stock in the Shushanna Co., now  being organized.  ���������  Address   ...   -   .   Best and Shortett Way to tbe  Reart of Sbu*banna  Pigging*.  lateen Bwujred Claim* Staked���������  One Nugget Worth forty-  two Dollars.  Interesting Information concerning  tbe Shushanna gold fields ls contained  In a report prepared by Mr. F. H. Burrall, a New York mining engineer, who  has been conducting an inspection of  the White River region and tbe districts in tbe Tukon adjacent to tbe  scene of the new strike on behalf of  the White Pass and Yukon route. His  Investigations were pursued ln accordance with Instructions from tbe  president of the company, Mr- O. Dick  eson, with a view to a possible exten*  tion of tbe White Pass Railway line  from Its present terminus. As mentioned In The Province recently, tbe  company Is so impressed by tbe pros*  pects tbat it contemplates starting  work on tbe proposed new line next  rear.  Mr. Burrall heard of the discoveries  at Shushanna after be bad been out  on his inspection trip several weeks  and so persistent were tbe reports tbat  he made a special visit to the scene of  tbe strike to ascertain the truth of  tbe stories be beard, arriving there on  August 3. Here are some extracts  from his report:  Describes Its Location.  The Shushanna gold district ls from  eight to twelve miles from the Shushanna River, lying between Johnson  (or Chlthenda) and Wilson Creeks.  Roughly, the claimed area is about  fifteen square miles in extent. It varies in elevation from 3800 feet on Wilson Creek to 6100 feet at the extreme  head of Big Eldorado. The timber line  is at 4200 feet and most of the district  is above it.  Johnson and Wilson creeks are medium grade streams of about 1000 lo  1500 miners' Inches of water, at the  time of my visit, with wide bare gravel bars and occasional Islands and canyons. They are about six miles apart  and almost parallel, flowing westerly  into the Shushanna. The country between is undulating with apparent  gravel covered slopes for three to five  miles to the north into the Wilson and  abrupt, steeper hillsides on the south  to the Johnson.  The principal gulches Into Wilson  Creek are Big Eldorado and Glacier  creeks, each about four miles ln length.  Various short gulches lead into both  streams. Of these the most important  seems to be Gold Run, about three  miles long, from the bead of Big Eldorado into Glacier Creek, about half a  mile above Its mouth. Going southerly  by James and Nels. Tbe day of my  visit tbere, five men were shovelling  into a string of three sluice boxes, taking tbe gravel from a width of 25 feet  and a depth of 2 1-2 to 3 feet. I judged  they were taking up from 6 to 12 inches of bedrock, a broken slate-like rock.  In the afternoon I passed tbe place  while tbe clean-up was being calculated and estimated tbat there were from  40 to 60 ounces or coarse gold In the  pan. At. |16 an. ounce my estimate  would place tbe day's work at |150  per man for seven or eight hours' shovelling.  I asked if the balance of tbe ground  on tbe tides of tbe gulch carried values and was told lt did. Tbe men said  that their present operations were for  tbe purpose of obtaining ready money  and tbat next spring tbey Intended to  put in a plant to take ln the full width  of tbe gulch and to clean tbe bed rock  A mile down tbe Bonanza, below  Little Eldorado, three men have a  traction in the creek bed. Tbey had  three boxes rigged up and had made  tbeir first run tbe day before our visit.  Tbey too, were taking up two and a  half to three ieet of gravel from tbe  creek bed. We were told tbey got 25  ounces from seven hours' shovelling.  In tbe clean-up was a $42 nugget,  which we saw. It was clean gold, free  from quartz.  Apparently there were the only two  places from which gold had been taken In paying quantities. On the other  hand, so tar as I know, tbere were tbe  only likely places where bed rock had  Kluane trail is the best route. He  gathered this pression from talking  with prospectors he met en route.  With reference to the Scolal Pass  route, the trail taken by those going  m from Cordova Bay and the Copper  River railway, he says:. "An engineer  friend who has had much experience1  on trails In South and Central America, Mexico and the West, told me that  Scolal Pass is tbe worst trail In the  known world. He did not return by it.  The Kluane trail, while perbspt longer, be continues, has several advantages. Tbe first 142 miles is a good  wagon road. Freight can be transported by boat to.the foot of the lake,  thus effecting a saving of 50 miles. Tbe  Canadian Government bas a party on  tbe trail marking it and putting up  signs. Tbere is good feed for horses  the entire distance. We carried no  horse feed whatever and at no time  did our animals lack good pasture.  There is an abundance of game and  travellers can always secure fresh  meat at this time of tbe -year.  After leaving Kluane Lake, Caribou,  moose and mountain sheep may be  obtained without great effort. Every  clear stream and,lake abounds with  fish and in the higher elevations  ptarmigan are plentiful, in few  places, and then only for short  stretches, Is it without shelter and  firewood. Anyone properly equipped  should not encounter any difficulty in  getting through by tbls route.  ftOTNWUfKA PISCO VJfcY  WBTPWtWO 1100 PAH-Y  Four Below gonansa  Yielding  $200erPayJUch*an;J.ich  Claim Jumped.  Fairbanks. Alaska, Sept il.���������Frank  Lawson, Jack Bigelow, C. W. Peterson  and several others, all mining men,  returned Wednesday from 8busnanna.  They report all tbe ground staked.  Billy James ls working Discovery  been reached.    Most of tbe men In  the district were busy doing the work \ , ,  required for recording their various 2������m ������,n Ut"t BI Dortdo' ****** out  $100 a day.   The owners of one above  are taking out good wages. Four below Bonanza, tbe Doyle and Taylor  claim, ls yielding $200 per day to tbe  man.    In all only three claims are  claims, hunting for fractions and whip  sawing lumber. Several had encountered frozen ground.  It ls likely that the gravel on the  Wilson Creek slope���������and that includes  the larger part of the district���������is considerably deeper than on Little Eldorado and Bononsa and except ln tbe  creek beds, is frozen. The gravel on  both Johnson and Wilson Creeks is  undoubtedly of considerable depth.  Considerable 'jumping of claims is  said to have occurred and it is told  that there has been more or less blanketing. I saw some claims with at  least two sets of papers. The recorder, George Morgan, told me that 250  claims bad been recorded and that  about 1500 had been staked.  Advice to Prospector*.  People going into the district should  be prepared for a sojourn of several  months. They must either wait for  claims to lapse or must search for  gold on new creeks. The Shushanna  country looks promising and the gravel deposits seemingly extend also down  the Beaver Valley Into Canadian territory. I folly expect that new and  desirable discoveries will be made  outside of the Shushanna.  Commenting on the trail Mr. Bur-  working. Two below Bonanza, supposed to be worth $100,000, was jumped by two lawyers.  Wages are $5 and board, which is  rated at $7 a day or $12 lf the men  board themselves.   Grub is short.  Peterson paid $10 for two cups of  flour, one cup of sugar and one of rice.  a day.  Good pay is being obtained on  up to the head of Glacier Creek one rail expressed the opinion that the other creeks.  Cordova, Aug. 25.���������S. R. Reid, who  has returned from the diggings, says  the vanguard of the Dawson-Fairbanks  stampeders had arrived before he left  there, August 17, bringing little grub,  and returning to their caches to get  more. He reports much work under  way, and a good many sending to Dawson to get machinery for winter worfi.  Scouts are locating a short route, 87  miles in length, over the Nazlna and  the Chisana glacier from McCarthy's.  Fire Chief Berry, who has returned,  says James continues to take ont a  thousand dollars a day, with Karl  Whitman getting but a little less. Fred  Best, on No. 3 Bonanza, is getting $500


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