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Mac-  , go wan  and  Dr. McGuire,  local  members of the provincial legislature, received a representative  deputation of local women prominent in the suffrage movement  late    last ~ week.    Mrs.   Ralph  Smith   spoke   for  the   Women's  Forum on suffrage,   while   Miss  Gutteridge      represented       the  Trades and Labor Council men  voters, asking the extension  of  suffrage to .women. , f _    "   ,*  ,   Mrs. Smith pleaded that -women  j: be granted the franchise as mothers. They needed the ballot to  [Tgive expression to their wishes  'and. desires in regard to ���������domestic legislation, as upon such sub-  I jectsthey feel more intensely and  have more interest and more information than the fathers of the  ^province.  Miss Helen Guttridge spoke as  the representative of the Trades  "and Labor 'Council. Sle1 said she  I had  been instructed < to express  'the desire- of this .body of men  I voters,   that   the franchise     be  [granted to women, the change in  'conditio^ due to the European  I*1 war  making it   imperative that  I women should control and provt-eet the conditions under vvmch  t .������ -      - 4. i    V  'they labor. .Women, were ,,domg  lUheir "share  in   the world war,  jfnot only in connection with Red  'Cross work, but also in the field  of labor, by setting men free to  serve   their   country   otherwise.  She  pointed  out  that not   only  were the  women of. Great Britain Supplying at their country's,  call the place of men, but    already such call  was being seriously considered in Canada, that  British Columbia might soon follow the lead of Toronto, where  steps were already being taken  for the same end.  She then    put   the   following  N  1OTHING will more quickly undermine the confidence of bond buyers in the eity 's  securities than the diversion of bylaw funds.     Walter  Hepburn,  when - he   was  chairman of finance, was the worst sinner the city has been afflicted with in this  practice.   He diverted the funds of the morgue, bylaw  to the police court building, and  then made a deficit of $125,000 in the cost of the building.   He meddled with the plans so  much that the building is a complete botch.  Mr. Hepburn, in spite of his protests to the contrary, is the enemy of the wage-earner.  He has done more to keep down the wages of his own and civic employees than any other  man in the city. He gloated over the fact that men have to work half a day for two meals  and a bed, and declared that "at last the city was getting value for its money.'  > . Temperance people should ask themselves how they like the idea of the owner of the  Castle Hotel sitting as chairman of the license board. If Hepburn is elected he will occupy  precisely that position, for he is the owner of the Castle Hotel, which brings him in $600  a month rent. Without a license it wouldn't bring him half, that sum. So he has a uiiect,  personal financial interest in the Castle Hotel  license.  -  Vancouver cannot afford the disintegrating and disturbing presence of Joseph Martin in  the city hall, no matter how amusing it might be. ���������  Next year's council should give all its time Jo the business of the city and' not to the  vaudeville and squabbling which Joseph Martin will be sure to produce.  Misdirected cleverness in the city council would turn it into a bear garden, and make the  city the laughing stock of the country. And that is just what would happen if Joseph  Martin were   mayor. _.  There are three other candidates.   In alphabetical order they are:   ' ?  -  ���������    X , < . > -   -    -  . XX  , Kirkpatrick, McBeath, McNeill.  fYou will make no mistake in voting for either of tnem  in preference to Hepburn or Martin. N' ,    K     r-    .X    -  A PROTEST .FROM k--  BUT&NABY UUtS  Complaints of residents of the  Burnaby Lake branch of the B.  C. E. R. against the reduction of  service on that line from an hourly to a two-hourly service, w^re  heard by Inspector McCpjpI of. the  board! of: railway cpinmissionefl.  in New Westminster. Mr. McCaiA <  will report the result of his investigations  to   the board.N '    i  ���������4   T ���������*  I-  ?*  r/1  X el  ' xX  '���������������''-  -' X*l  "VI  -/  each  member   in  questions ' to  turn:,  (1) Are you in favor of Women's Suffrage?  '^WlffTo^vdte'fbr1 and' Support through * all its "stages to  enact a government bill extending the franchise to women on  the same terms as men?  (3) WiU you vote for and support through,, all its stages to  enactment a private member's  bill, extending to women the  franchise on the same terms to  men 1  Mr. Tisdall, in reply to the  three questions said he had voted against Women's Suffrage in  1899 and in 1912, but that conditions had so changed, so many  men had gone to the front,- and  (Continued- on Page 4)  ORGANIZED TO AID  I RETURNED SOLDIERS  Announcement  THE PUBLISHERS of the "Western- Call" announce this  week the appointment of Mr. Evan W. Sexsmith as editor.  This is the first step in the way of radical improvements to  be adopted in the scope and makeup of the Call.  The publishers propose to make the Call a paper of interest to the citizens of Mount Pleasant, Fairview, Grandview,  ��������� South Vancouver and Burnaby. ,  We propose to give the residents of these districts a service  covering local news not usually touched by the big dailies.  It is to be a community paper with community interest, not  ��������� only publishing the news of these districts, but discussing  their needs and problems with a view to improving conditions.'   '"���������..''���������     ���������������������������'���������-'' :."   .  A cordial invitation is" extended  to  the  secretaries  of all  ; clubs and associations, both church, and  secular, to  furnish  the Call with news of their doings and comings and goings,  hot only"of.the organizations,   but   of   their members   individually. ' JJ -.  We especially invite the co-operation of the ministers of  the various churches to send in items of interest regarding  r their church work.     In vthis respect the Call knows no creed  and all are welcome. X  ; We want everyone from False Creek to the Fraser to  feel that this paper is his or her particular interest, and that  V it will be glad to chronicle whatever, is of interest to V the  readers and their friends. X V  V All copy must be in hot later than Thursday noon. The  paper is published, regularly now' oh Friday morning. This  last rule will be rigidly adhered to.  ...-: The publishers contemplate many .other improvements,  which will be added from time to time as our support will  warrant.       ;*  McCpNNELLS, PUBLISHERS  (Limited):      :     ^  At a meeting held in the public  hall, Edmonds, last Friday"night  at the call of Reeve Fraser, to  organize a Burnaby. branch of  the Returned Soldiers' Aid Commission, Mr. Dan Mowat, of McKay, was elected president, and  Mr. Fred L. Macpherson, engineer for Burnaby, was made honorary secretary-treasurer. Reeve  Fraser was named honorary president. The committee selected is  composed t of Messrs. J. R. Wilson, Edmunds; Mr. Bearne, McKay; G. Warne, F. A. Brown,  A. S. Neilson, J. T. Charlton, A.  H. Lewis and Mrs. A. H. Lewis,  Edmonds.  Mr. Mowat brought forward the  proposals of-the Fenian Raid Veterans' Association, of Vancouver,  which embodied a_ scheme along  similar lines to what the Dominion government adopted after  the raid, namely, granting land  to the returned soldiers for settlement purposes. But it was suggested that it was not advisable  to make grants of 160 acres, but  of smaller living areas as 20 to  40 acres. The meeting resolved to  support such proposals.  A meeting will be held shortly  when it"is proposed to have members ��������� of the provincial commission, which includes Mayor Gray,  of^ -New Westminster; Mayor  Planta of Nanaimo, and Mayor  Stewart, of Victoria, present, and  address   the   meeting.  The secretary .was empowered  to make a.register of returned  soldiers, and a reception committee will be appointed.  sixty men under Lieut. McPher-  apn at the artillery % division  headquarters, Homer, and Drake  streeis. forming the division's  second overseas draft, about ^forty forming the third overseas  draft.  G. P. Napier, assistant public  works engineer, has resigned his  position with the provincial government, and left for Toronto,  where he will join the Canadian  Engineers' expeditionary force.  Mr. W. K. Gwyer, formerly in  the engineering service of the  C. P. R., and lately in charge of  the C. N. P. work at Yale, has  been appointed to succeed Mr.  Napier, and has already entered  upon his duties.  The cqmpany^elaims that it operated the hourly service at a'  loss, and is still giving adequate  facilities. All   the   complainant^ ^  denied that the present service  is even approximately adequate,, *  and   various   specific   instances -  were given. Mr. Findlay, pf Buif -'  haby' Lake, -pointed 'out" tKat" a  man-working in New Westminster, whose workitag day closes  at 6"|^^unable to get, a ca$X  means trait hVcannot get home to  Burnaby Lake much before eight). ..  jtyfjl LeiUvoj Vjmcptiv^r^H'gts!;  ahd other speakers,- pointed- ou)  that in order tb be sure of reach*-'  ing work inJ Vancouver by 8 o^  clwk in the morning, one had W  take1 the car leaving New'West^  tminsj!*3r'nk>,36 a,ni.^ ^the^nexi,  xsar, due in Vancotlvertat tenitnint .  '  utes to 8, does not,^ive sufficieni  ",,lin" *ha*   Ampr,/,ftr.������ -who ������n. if olfg goe8 t? the theatre in Van<   '  couver in the evening and cannot  ... \  TO SAFEGUARD  ��������� SOLDIERS' PROPERTY  FULL BATTERY  FOR OVERSEAS  A full battery of artillery for  overseas service is under discussion in military circles, and is  supported by friends of the Vancouver Volunteer Reserve. When  Col A, T. Ogilvie, district officer commanding, was here, the  subject was taken up with him.  A, battery at war strength consists of 158 officers /and men.  Such a   battery  could  easily be  V* 01<Q  . ���������%, 1 tmr\ r% f\ ^t  Oil K^a,*JLJ  Power will be sought by the  city council from the provincial  government at its next session  to exempt from tax sale the property of. a soldier on active service until one year after the  signing of the declaration of  peace. The city councnl has decided upon this step following  out the suggestion of Premier  Bowser in his recent letter to  Mayor Taylor.  The council were of the opinion  that a soldier's property should  be protected during his absence.  It was pointed out that many  soldiers would be unable to redeem their property for some  considerable time after their return, but on the advise of City  Solicitor Jones, the time was set  at one year after the declaration  of peace.  The council, at the same time,  voiced its opposition to the suggestion of Premier Bowser that  an extension be granted in which  to redeem property from one  year to two years.  An������������������' interesting sidelight on the  condition of Germany as to food  supplies .is"afforded :by the fact  that practically all of Holland's  herring catch for the season has  been sold, to Germans at twenty-  nine dollars a barrel, as compared with seven to ten dollars  DO NOT LOSE  YOU* OmZBN8.W*  u  ruling that Americans *who en  list under a qualified oath in the  fighting forces of foreign powers  shall not "be regarded Upon ap-  plication for readmission to the  United States as having lost  American citizenship because of  such enlistment is outlined at  length in a letter which Secretary Wilson of the-department  of labor has sent to Representative Patten  in  New York.  The secretary wrote in reply to  a request for information concerning the readmission of men  who had left the country to serve  in the Canadian armies. He  pointed out that no distinction  was made in favor of those returning from Canadian enlistment, but all persons coming under the outlined interpretation  of the law were admitted regardless of what country they had  served. He added thatjhe would  be glad to see a test case instituted to determine finally the correctness of the bureau's interpretation.  >r.m  *-t|  I j xi  x --_ /   Jf  f ISm  y .^41  ���������������      U>.4-^t',<-|  XI *k  - '  . f-f-l  pr--rtr  ..'.'J  ,T9  "X\J  "*.' if ��������� <? 1  OFFICERS' CLASS  Fifteen provisional lieutenants  from the 104th regiment, five  from the 121st Battalion and five  from the 72nd Highlanders of  Vancouver, together with 49 non-  coms, and men from the 131st  battalion and 4 from the 121st  will attend the military school  for subalterns and non-coms.,  which opened in New Westminster on Monday under ihe direction of Major G. B- Corbould, of  the 131st  battalion,  C.  E. F.  Ul     UII1C1      JCOIB.  Notice of the following appointments is given in the current issue of the British Columbia Gazette: Smith Wright, of. Boundary  Bay, n the county of New Westminster, to be justice of the  ptace; W. G. Paxton, registrar  of the County Court at Atlin, to  be commissioner for taking affidavits within the phrovince; Miss  Leana Leane to .be domestic  science mistress of the Normal  School at Victoria in .place of  Miss M. E. Mackenzie, resigned.  catch the 10.30 car back, there  is no other, until 12.30.   '  jj        _ ������ . *  Reeve Fraser, of Burnaby, took  the stand that the company secured the franchise on the undertaking to give reasonable and  adequate transportation facilities  which had induced many people  to settle on the line and invest  considerable money. All businesses were showing decreased earn^  ings, and it was up to the B. C.  E. R. to take its share of the suffering caused by depression, instead of expecting its patrons to  take it all.  _Mr.~Wrignt, "of Broadview, suggested a shuttle service, half  hourly, between Commercial Dr.'  in Vancouver and Sapperton, but  Gen. Supt. Murrin replied that  this would be unworkable as there  is some through business which  would be lost if people were compelled to transfer twice    '  Asked by Mr. McCaul as to  what would be considered adequate service, Mr. Leith suggested resumption of the former service until 9.30 a.m. and from-4:30  p.m. until midnight, the schedule  between 9..30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m.  being on the two-hour basis. This  seemed to meet the ideas of a  large proportion of those present.  HOUSE  FOR  SOLDIERS' WIVES  The municipality of South Vancouver has rented a large house  to be used for the South Van-  vancouver Soldiers and Sailors  Mothers' and Wives' Red Cross  Society, at the corner of Forty-  seventh and Chester Street. It  will .also contain an office for  Mrs. McDonald, as war fund investigator. An appeal is made  for the loan of furniture to fit  the house up for the purpose.  The society owes its origin to  Mrs. Jennie McDonald, formerly  police matron in South Vancouver, and later at the beginning  of. the war, appointed investigating officer for 'the Patriotic Fun. emmemmeEwm.  wnm  Wednesday, January 12, 191C  PRUSSIAN MERCY  As Demonstrated ia. the Murder  of Edith Cavell  (Felix Shay, in the Fra)  Edith Cavell, an English nurse,  in Brussels, was sentenced by a  Prussian Drumhead Court-Martial at five p.m.' one afternoon  and shot against the wall at two  a.m. next morning. A squad of  twelve armed men faced her.  When came the word "Fire"  from the Pruss in command, the  guns spoke and every man shot'  wild. At short range but one bullet slightly wounded her, and  that., was an accident���������one German soldier's eqes were blurred  with tears. She fainted and fell.  Then the bastardized descendant of Attila, the Pruss in charge,  whipped his pistol from his belt  and skilfully placing it in the ear  of the prostrate woman, blew out  her brains.  Did this report come from the  English or the French? No! It is  taken from the neutral Amsterdam (Holland) Telegraaf, and no  one shall deny its truth but the  damnable barbarian, the ferocious Pruss, her murderer. The  word of Poe's Orang-Autang  would be received with as much  grace.  Edith  Cavell was not advised  Mrs. Irene H. Moody  Is Now Qualified as Candidate for  SCHOOL TRUSTEE  On One, Year Term  Endorsed by the Women's Organizations of the City.  RESPECTFULLY SOLICITS YOUR VOTE  ALDERMAN  C.E. MAHON  Appeals to Voters of Ward V  FOR   RE-ELECTION  on his pait record  ���������. >  TRUST COMPANY CHARGES  Charges for Trust Company service are usually the same as would  be ' allowed for- similar' service "by an. individual.   Tbey' are never  more.   Trust Company service excels tbat rendered by individuals,'  not in expense, but in effectiveness.  North Wert Trust Company, timited  E. *. MORGAN, PBEJ3JDENT  509 JUCHABPS STBEET. PBONB, |ET. 7467  w  H  ~TPAPVPTISINGVkM  OF W-PCTWC UGHT  The merchant vbo uses electricity for tbe general lighting of bis store, but wbo does not avail himself of the advantages afforded by the electric current for ADVERTISING PURPOSES is not improving all his opportunities.  The advertistag���������value of a brilliantly lighted show window  cannot well be estimated.  Trade follows electric light wherever, and in whatever  form it appears, and the strong appeal of brilliant electric  illumination, and of electric signs, is but the working of a  natural law.  Tempting show window displays enhanced by electric  light Indicate the progressive store.  Salesrooms���������  Carrall and Hastings Sta.  1138 Granville St, near Davie  Phone Seymour  5000  " Pride of the West"  BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  .  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and .get both the  Goods and the Money."  of the "crime" she had committed, until the hour of her  trial. She was not granted the  right of a counsel of. her own  selection. No clergyman of her  own faith or tongue was permitted to console her in her last  hour. No, nor was she permitted  to discuss her ''crime" with any  but her accusers.  She was dragged into court  (save the word!) by Prussian  soldiers; tried (God help us) by  Prussian Military Judges; defended by a -Prussian lawyer,  "who was in touch with the proper authorities"; and nine hours  afterward, by the light of the  gibbous moon, was shot by a  Prussian assassin.  There was no mercy, there was  no trial, there was no justice,  there was no thought for that  Mighty Vengeance to come. It  was the uncontrolled assault of  an animal which has tasted  blood!  Her "cirme" was that she nur  sed back to health English and  French and Belgian Jboys���������Ger  man boys, too���������and when recovered, she helped them to leave  desolated Belgium���������and who  would not help a carrion crow  to leave that barren land, seared  by the winds of Hell! That was  her "crime."  She was miles and miles from  the front. She assisted convales  cing soldiers to get "backhome."  Her work   was for   humanity-  and when the worst is said, she  inflicted no injury on the Prus  sian army but a theoretic injury.  Sons who have such mthers  speak of their qualities reverent  ly. Honorable young men seek  sweethearts whose faith and  courage and loyalty offer as  much. Civilized generals reprimand kindred offenders with a  tear in their eye and a quaver  in their voice and a thought for  their own dear women at home  who; placed in the same position  would do exactly the same. Savages are given pause by such unselfishness, such willingness to  help and care for others.  But the Bosches���������"Gott im  Himmel!"  They burn, defile, destroy, butcher, while we, pathetically, inclined to Play Fair, would yield  them provocation.  Until Baron von der Jjancken  and Baron von Bissing, to show  their utter distaste for civilizing  influences, their contempt for  America, mumble formal lies  when Brand Whitlock, American  Ambassador, supplicates them,  and while they talk touch the  button which orders the coldblooded murder of a woman of  another_race.  -   Belgium is ravished and lifeless. Fair France is in the arms  of the Brute. The good-natured  Bussian peasant fought this  Thing face to face with oaken  clubs against Krupp steel. Now  little Serbia is battling for her  t  rags and hovels.  Across the sky, the ill-omened  Prussian Eagle _ wheels and  screams for Victory, and up  from below rises the gargling  guttural of the "Conquerors"  who wade through blood���������these  marauding Pruss, who in one  short year have destroyed more  of civiliation than the great Germans of all time have contributed. They flounder through blood  and lies, they flaunt broken  treaties, they speak of the "necessity" of the tragedy of-the  "Lusitania," they glorify the destruction of cathedrals and historic relics, they bombard unprotected towns, they drop bombs  on tenements, shoot defenceless  women against the wall, and  sing���������sing "Deutschland uber  Alles!"  But no���������not that! Not that!  The Prussians may capture  Paris, they may blow up London,  they may occupy Petrograd, and  effect a union with their true  brother, the Turk. They may possess Europe, and mangle it as is  their wont! Their spiked helmets may pierce the skies from  the Zuvder Zee to Sue and from  We give you best value in Gro  ceries, Teas and Coffees. Our Ceylon Tea at 35c;, or 3 lbs, $1.00,  and special Coffee, at 35c, or 3  lbs. for $1.00, are extra values.  Cassidy's Grocery  2152 Main.   Oor.   6th  the Baltic to Gibraltar! For a  time they may seem to win, but  a destiny as inevitable as the  ancient plagues will find them at  their feast-boards and strike ter  ror into their piggish eyes and  ghoulish souls.  Deutschland    uber    Alles! ���������  Never!  It has been, written that "he  who conquers others must first  conquer himself"; that "he who  lives by the sword shall die by  the sword"; that "the oppressor shall be oppressed"; that an  eye shall be given for an eye  and a tooth for a tooth, and that  the murderer of defenceless wo  men shall hang on Hell's own  Tree.  Should it be necessary, Holland  will throw off her cloak of neutrality and go into the fight on  the side of civilization! Roumania  and Greece, when the last decis  ion has, been made���������and they  must choose between Prussian  rule and Freedom, will come  charging in. India, who has en  dured the crimes of the most  despised of Englishmen, Warren  Hastings, will choose the spawn  of his spawn rather than a von  Bissing. Egypt, who has felt the  strong hand of Kitchener, will  say, "Give us that hand in preference to Oppression's hand wet  with the blood of women." Lit  tie Japan���������"Yellow Peril'? and  all���������will s������em a blessing along  side Prussian Dominance and  Prussian Justice, and will be invited into Europe���������and if you  want to know our heart's secret,  alongside every little Jap you  will find fighting an ,American!  A great composite voice will call  to civilization's outlaws: ' "You  may tear up scraps of paper; you  may grind the iron heel, upon a  small and neutral state; you may  destroy cathedrals, burn historic  towns, sink ships without warning, drop bombs on sleeping citizens, and we give you the benefit of the doubt; but when you,  without shame, but with deception and guile, take law for a  pretense and in cold blood murder a woman, then, you blood-  luster, you must answer to us."  Brand Whitlock, American ambassador to Belgium, stationed at  Brussels, asked Baron yon der  Lancken, Civil Governer of/Brussels, as a small favor to the  American ��������� government,- in exchange for the great services  rendered Germans in Belgium in  the.early days of the war, to delay the execution of Miss Cavel,  When he wrote:  "My Dear Baron:  "I am too ill to put my request before you in person. Once  more I appeal to the generosity  of your heart. Stand by and save  ������������������om death this unfortunate woman. Have pity on her.  Brand Whitlock."  Baron von der Iancked "refused to interfere with the execution "---and then von Bissing.  cloak of Bloody Jeffreys and  Butcher Weyler, whose soul thru  eternity will shrivel 'tween Heaven and Hell, ordered Edith Cavell out into the yard when the  moon was down and the stars had  pressed to their eyes the clouds  to hide the dreadful sight���������ordered her out before the firing-  squad to be shot to death.  To win his Iron Cross!  A Spartan.���������Lord Lovat is now in  London invalided from the Dardanelles.  He is head of the Clan Fraser, and  organized Lovat's Scouts in South  Africa. They _were a corps of Spartans. One day a subaltern on leafe"  wired to his chief: " Cannot report today. Delayed, unavoidable circumstances." This was not good enough  for Lord Lovat, who replied: "Report  as ordered or give reasons." Back  came this terse wire: "Train off/can't  ride; leg off, can't walk. Will not report unless you insist." He had been  smashed up in a train wreck.  1916 Mayoralty Campaign  ALDERMAN  THOMAS  KIRKPATR1CK  solicits the influence and votes of the Electors of Vancouver for the office of  MAYOR FOR 1916  Alderman Kirkpatrick will base his campaign for the  Mayoralty on his full knowledge of civic affairs, as gained  through six years of. service on the City Council, and his  well-known policy of retrenchment in civic expenditures.  Central Headquarters: 597 Hastings West  Phones: Seymour 29 and 4966  CAMPAIGN MEETINGS:  Friday Night���������Cambridge Hall, Ward III.  Monday Night: Seventh and Granville.  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS OF  Light and Heavy Harness, Mexican  Saddles, Closed Uppers, Leggings, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and Valises always  on hand.  BUGGIES, WAGONS, Etc.  Leather of all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  A Whole Loaf  of Health and  Strength for  YOU.  Sc  Pound  l-o������*f  SHELLY'S WRAPPED BUTTER-NUT BREAD  combines the food values which make strength  and health.' Made pure and clean, baked pure  and clean.  BUTTER-flUT 3JW3AP  is tbe best and least expensive food you can  serve daily on your table'. Delivered /resh daily by phoning Fairmont 44,'or INSIST on  BUTTER-NUT at your store. Comes in sanitary waxed wrappers.  Shelly Pros. Bake Qvew* _  ���������Bakers of the popular 4X Bread.     Fair. 44.  Here's a Flour That  Bakes Jolly Good Bread!  Turns out big, substantial loaves with soft deli^  cious bodies white  as  snow.      And just  bake  biscuits or buns with it!   There's a lot that can  N  be   said   about  ROYAL STANDARD  but it's only by using it that one may come to  recognize just how pure, clean and wholesome  it is, and what delicious bread it will turn out���������  really bread that is "jolly good." ORDER A  SACK TODAY FROM YOUR GROCER. ROYAL STANDARD FLOUR IS MILLED IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.  Vancouver Milling and Grain  Co. Limited  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA. NEW WESTMINSTER,  NANAIMO .-    'V.- X '^ -���������-*   x^'^XI'Tl  "Wednesday, January 12, .191S  Electors of Ward VII:  Your Vote .and Influence  are respectfully solicitedfor the election of  W. J. SCRIBBINS  as your Alderman for 1916  s  ,--v.  oes  %Baittl?rWe*r  Madei  In  Leckie .Boots Keep Your Feet Good and Warm  When your feet slide into LECKIE BOOTS you instinctively know that they are going to be warm, and  comfortable. And how they last! Why, you used to wear  out two���������yes THREE pairs of other boots in no time at  all.      Not so with  LECKIE BOOTS  They are made strong and substantial the only kind you  like to pay but good money for. Try a pair. You will  surely like them. ' '  AT ALL DEALERS  '���������^^'//c^X'  vNX ���������������������-. sNN <f/ . \' .'-^o  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  =NEVERAGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  ,    LOTS  Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St., formerly  held at $4,500,  for $1,600, on terms.  Kitsilano���������Two 33 ft. lots, cleared, on llth Avenue,  for  merly held at  $1,200 each,  for  $350  each.  Strathcona Heights���������50 ft. lot, magnificent  view,  on 25th  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������Pine high lot, near 17th Avenue and Laurel St.,  assessed  at  $300,  ft>r  $90.00.  Point Grey���������33 ft. lot on the hill near 22nd and Dunbar  St., a great  buy at. $350.  Fairview���������50 ft. lot on llth Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300.- Sell for $900.  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th Ave. near Highbury Street, on  top of the hill,  for $300.  Point Grey���������70 by  122 ft.  on -21st Ave., near Crown St.,  for $300. ,  South Vancouver���������A few Lots  on 66th and 67th Avenue  for $.70.00   each.  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner River Ave. and Gilley  Avenue on the hill, fine view, southern exposure, for  $225.00. ��������� .* -       ACBEAQE      ---    Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Rumble Road, on the sunny southern slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150. On terms.  Lulu' Island���������4 acres at Garden City, cleared, richest of  soil. Cost owner $320 per acre 8 years ago. Sell the 4  acres for $700.00.  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under  cultivation.   Cost $300 per acre.   The whole for $650.  Gibson's Landing���������10 Acres on the Government Road, 3  miles from the Landing. Good land. Creek running  through, all for $350.00.  Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B. C. E.  R. near Jubilee Station. A grand property with a  great future, improved. $35,000 was one time refused  for this same property. Can be bought today for  $6,500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres   of the   very (best   soil, 21-2   miles  north  of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing.   Owner paid over $500 per acre as a subdi  vision  proposition.   Sell  to-day for $100  per acre  on,  terms. r    ������������������ ���������. ,  Burnaby���������13-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at .$1,500.  HOUSES'  Point Grey���������On Wilson Road carline, neat little 3-room  cottage,, on lot 33.7 by 298.9 feet deep, all improved,  chicken house and runs. Formerly held at $3,300. Today  for  $1,350.  Fairview���������Quebec St., 5 room "modern cottage, fireplace,  built in buffet,   pannelled walls,* etc.,   for   $1,500   on  ��������� -���������..'��������� terms.   ;���������'.-:��������� ' ~' .  Kitsilano���������6-room modern house on lot 66 by 132. feet, with  fireplace, hardwood floors, furnace, bath and,toilet separate,  former value was. $6,000.   Sell for $3,150.  Fairview���������8 rooms, hardwood floors,-hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot.50 ft. by 120, on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.    Owner paid $9,000,,Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, full" 50 ft. lot, on 10th Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 7 1-2 per cent,  mortgage.    -  Fairview���������8 rooms and one on the 3rd floor, hot water  heat, garage, nice grounds, on llth Ave., near Yukon  Street. Formerly held at $10,000. Sell now for $6,000  on terms.  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St. West Phone Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  B. 0. METAL FOB  GUN     LININGS  $  .. British Columbia metal ;may be  used by the British government  in the manufacture of guns, according to Mr. W. B; Timms, of  Ottawa, a mining engineer, especially commissioned by the  federal government at the request of the Imperial government, to inquire into and investigate the molybdenite- deposite  of British Columbia.' Mr. Timms  arrived in this city last week,  and on Monday last journeyed to  Victoria, where he met Mr. William Fleet Robertson, provincial  mineralogist, and discussed with  him plans for a thorough examination of all known deposits of  molybdenite in this province.  Molybdenite is the ore which  produces molydehum and ferro-  molybdehum is the product  which, Mr. Timms states, is now  very much in demand by the  British government, and by all  other belligerents for the manufacture of. big gun linings.  "Molybdenum is of such composition that when merged with  ordinary sleel, it forms an alloy  which is������of great value," stated  Mr. Timms: "It offers great resistance to the corrosive effects  of the big blasts in the large  cannon. It is used for other purposes as well, notably for tool  steel, which cuts even nickel  chrome steel."  Continuing, Mr. Timms said:  '' You can understand the importance of obtaining or at least locating all deposits of molybdenite when you realize that the  Canadian government has placed  an embargo on the exportation  of molybdenum. I can.tell you  nothing as to the government's  plans or intentions toward the  deposits of molybdenite in British Columbia. There- is said to  be a deposit of molybdenits at  Stave Lake, of what extent or  value I cannot say. '  "The best deposit so "far as we  know now is at tne Molly mine  near Salmo, in the upper country. Molybdenite has been taken  out there and shipped to a con  centrator at Denver, practically  the only place where the ore is  treated in the United1 States.  "Since the embargo no molybdenite has been exported. Besides these deposits I have mentioned there are deposits on  Vancouver Island and before I  return.to the mainland I will inspect those prospects.  - "We have good deposits of the  metal in Quebec and in Ontario.  In Ontario the government has  erected a small experimental  plant where the ore is concentrated before it is sent to the,refinery. Molybdenite ore is very  low.grade in the sense that the  proportion of molybdenum to  sulphide and other elements is  veryc low indeed. But the metal  is very valuable and deposits  running as low as 1 per cent, are  valuable deposits indeed.  "I hope to secure valuable information for the government  from my trip through British  Columbia, and I might say that  I hope to learn of every proved  deposit in the country though I  am not interested in the commercial development of these properties and am not here as the  agent of. any mining syndicate  I am simply here to investigate,  as I say. What the result of  my investigations will be I cai*  not say, at the present time."  The manufacture of large num  bers of big and small calibre  guns in British arsenals has resulted in a strong demand for  molybdenum and some time ago  there were reports of some activ  ity in properties believed to contain deposits  of molybdenite  Actual development work was  undertaken on a little property  in an interior valley, but because of the lack of necessary  equipment this work was discontinued. In the meantime the  Molly mine is the only kno^vn  producer.  Molybdenum occurs.in molybdenits as MMS2. Mr. Timms  stated that .possibly the ore after being concentrated to' rid  it pi its large proportion of useless rock, would be shipped east  to a refinery. At the present time  one of the only very small number of refineries is located in  England. The ore resembles iron  ore in some ways. It is superior to nickel.  VANCOUVER'S    TAXATION  EXPERIENCE  i i.  Much ado has been made in  certain quarters over the fact  that the city of Vancouver has  had a little backset in its phenomenal development. The truth  of the matter is that Vancouver  has passed through an era of  speculation, common to all rapidly growing cities, and must  now readjust its affairs to a  growth along more normal lines.  The fact that this British Columbia city approached the Single-tax system to the extent of  exempting personal property and  improvements from local taxes  had nothing to do. with the present slump, except that in stimulating prosperity it intensified  and quickened the , speculative  fever. The result that has come  about was. long ago predicted,  and the ��������� citizens of Vancouver  were urged to guard against it,  not by stopping the city's commercial growth by returning to  the old system of taxing the products of labor, but by raising the  tax on land values to a point  that, would forestall speculation.  The people of Vancouver, however, were not ready to go that  far in the tax experiment, and  so they have had to-pay the penalty. J  ���������     "       c     _  Two important points areXon-  spicuous in the present situation. One, according to the state  ment of Louis D. Taylor,~mayor  of .Vancouver, in the Ground  Hog, is:  This enormous addition to office buildings, apartment houses  and residences brought about a  corresponding reduction in rents  of about fifty per cent., and proved this contention���������that holding  land out of use in cities increases rentals and real estate values.  The other point is the Mayor's  statement regarding the public's  estimation of the system of taxation. Mr. Taylor says:  The city of Vancouver, like  many individuals, has had to curtail its expenditures in every  direction, but notwithstanding  this,Xwhen_ rthe__ councilbrought  down the estimate for the "current year, and struck the tax  rate, the resolution to exempt  improvements carried for the  sixth time without a dissenting  vote. This fact should be sufficient to counteract any reports  that Vancouver has suffered because of its single tax method.  Every municipality except two  in British Columbia exempts improvements ; the British Columbia government does the same,  and imposes a wild land tax.  The last legislature passed a  measure which comes into effect  within five years, to raise all  revenues of the province from  land and natural resources, and  retains only one other tax, that  on incomes, which are exempt up  to   $1,500.   .  The advocates of taxes on industry���������with the exemption of  monopoly 'and privilege���������will  have to look elsewhere than to  Vancouver for evidence to bolster up their parasitical system.  ���������Stoughton Coohey, in "The  Public."  A certain college president wore side  whiskers. ! Whenever he suggested removing them, there was a division of  opinion in the family. One morning  he entered his wife's dressing-room,  razor in hand, with his . right cheek  shaved  Bmooth.  "How do you like it, my dear?"  he asked. "If you tiiink it looks well,  I will shave the other side, too.���������Facts  and Fancies.  Use the  one  This is the kind of weather when the  telephone is invaluable. It is of utmost service at all times, but when you  do not want to go out, you can reach  anywhere with the aid of the instrument on the wall.  Your telephone can be used to talk  to Vancouver Island, tp Kootenay  towns, or down the coast. There is  no such a thing as distance with the  long distance telephone.  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limit  -*t:,$-. ,  ' XX%-1  4. .4-,.n-fRr _ 4T  - -h^., --  - i    ' -ZS"\J. ,  > "������r  tr  r \  X  . ai" >'|  ' i -i\  4 V  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  XsJ  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 .Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. O.  *��������� * "������ ��������� 4  M ni  '" :"X>J  jt     I      X  X -\J'  J. P. McNeill  MAYOJUJ-TY CANPJPATE  Solicits your vote  and influence.  SCHOOL TRUSTEES  VOTE FOR  WELSH, SEYMOUR  LANG,McKIM  whose election will ensure an efficient administration of school affairs.  Electors Ward  Your Vote and Influence are respectfully solicited for my re-election as  your Alderman for a third term-1916  Yours truly,  JOSEPH HOSKIN MJiJ^itA;&  IV  THE WESTERN GALL  '���������z&Mgir&mP&f.  r&smm *���������������  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  BY THE  McCONNELS, PUBLISHERS,   LIMITED  HEAD OFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.  SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan A. Sexsmith, Editor.  THE ABSURDITY OF "KULTUR"  IP A PRIVATE INDIVIDUAL went about  his village bragging about his great achievements  which every one knew to be imaginary, he would  be regarded with amused tolerance. If he started a. campaign to get his neighbors to accept h's  theories and methods he might be argued with  and silenced, but the chances are no one would  pay1 much  attention  to  him.  But, if he started in to beat up his neighbors  ' and force his culture upon them with guns and  swords and pistols, he would be, promptly locked  up in the dangerously insane .ward.  On a bigger scale, that is the position of the  German pretensions to "Kultur" and the Kaiser's avowal to force Prussian "Kultur" upon  the world.  That their claims to "Kultur" which in their  sense, means material advancement, are absurd  are easily seen when one reflects for a- moment  upon the origin of the things upon which the  material advancement of the world during the  last hundred years is based.  Through Watt Scotland gave the world the  steam engine. Through Stevenson Scotland again -  gave the steam railroad.    The American, Fulton, applied  steam to navgiation.   The United  States, through Morse,*, gave  the electric  telegraph.    Edison invented the incandescent light,  also/the phonograph and the storage battery.  * Canada,  through .Bell, gave  the world  the'  ' telephone. * Italy, with Marconi;' provided the  wireless telegraphy. ,  France, with her Pasteur,  has given the world knowledge of bacteriology  through which antisepticsurgery has been developed.     England  has  given  the  World the  greatest systems of finance, commerce and colonization.    England has done'more to develop  native races and to spread the gospel of freedom  and self-government than any other nation in  the world.   Germany jas a colonier has been a  failure.   Only tyranny and oppression have followed in the wake of her efforts at colonization.  * A}\ the great , basic discoveries ,which have  contributed to the world's real progress have  been made outside of Germany. Germany has  been quick to seize them, adapt them and commercialize them. She has discovered means of  utilizing by-products in a manner possible only  with a people of such inborn thrift 'as that race  .possesses. The genesis*of any claims which  Germany has'to, kultur is, thrift. Thrift is a valuable asset in the everyday processes of accum-  culating wealth, but,it will not uplift the soul  of humanity as will the music of the Italians,  the poetry of a Shakespeare, or Tennyson or  Longefellow, or the arts of the French, expressed in sculpture and painting. Nor will it point  to the way of a life everlasting as will the  burning fervor of. a Knox, a Wesley, or a Spurgeon.  In none of the higher fields of human develop  ment, in the arts or in true mental or spiritual  culture has Germany established any claims  whatever.  Internal conditions in Germany are causing  much anxiety in Berlin; Even with the rigid  censorship that has been set upon news, it has  been, impossible to disguise the seriousness ofthe  food situation-r-acute already long before the  winter season is over. No gold is circulating,  says an Amsterdam report, and only fear of the  government prevents ��������� opposition to use of currency.- v'.,-   '".  So enthusiastic has Prince Abdul Halim, heir  to the Turkish throne., become oyer the military  achievements, of the Germans, he has discarded,  the Turkish uniform, and now wears only the  uniform pf a German colonel. That rank 'w;as* conr  ferred upon him some time ago by the KaiserV  Emperor Yoshibito reviewed the Japanese fleet  at okohama, December 5, in connection with the  celebration of his coronation. There were 125  warships in line, the crew of each manning the  rail, shouting "Banzai'.' as the Emperor passed  -by. .'During'the review,'a fleet of hydro-planes  circled above the warships.  Wednesday ,-fanuary 12, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL'S  GALLERY OF CANDIDATES  FOR MUNICIPAL HONORS  FOR MAYOR  Walter Hepburn���������Contractor, native of Quebec,  X Commenced life work as carpenter's appren-  ' tice, 1876. Came to British Columbia in  1894. Served in council from 1910 continuously except one year. He resigned in March,  1915 to contest mayoralty: Defeated by'Mayor Taylor, majority 1100. Chairman of the  Finance Committee, 1913 and 1914.  Malcolm McBeath���������Born in Bruce County, Ontario in 1880XCame to Manitoba in 1892.  Commenced life as printer's devil in 1894.  Entered business as part owner newspaper,  and continued until 1905. Two years in  Winnipeg. Came to Vancouver, 1907. President Pacific Loan Co. Secretary Northern  Securities Co. Elected Alderman Ward VII  in 1911. Youngest man ever elected to the  council. Chairman of various committees.  Chairman of Finance for 1915.  J; D. McNeill���������Born in Bruce County, Ontario*  1866. President and General Manager Great  Northern Transfer Co., and Vancouver Coal  Co. Three years in lumber camps of Michigan. Came to British Columbia in 1890.  Engaged in lumbering in Victoria. In Vancouver-since 1897. Elected to city council  in 1912'and has served several terms.  Aid. Thos. Kirkpatrick���������Born in Nova Scotia.  Came to Vancouver 30 years ago. Lumberman. Alderman Ward 3 for six years. Chairman of several committees and police commissioner. N  LICENSE COMMISSIONERS  T. Glendon Moody, D.D.S.���������Native son, born in  Victoria, 1875. Graduate dentist 1902.  Practised in;Vancouver since 1903. Has an  extensive practice and interested in sports  * of all kinds, and in the breeding of fancy  dogs. Candidate for Licence Commissioner,  1915.  Thomas Duke���������Born in Ontario. Came to British  Columbia in 1890.' Grocer. Director Western  Pacific,'Development Company; Dominion  Glazed Cement and Pipe Company; Renahd  Road Transportation Company; school trus-  -  ���������  tee for ten years. License commissioner four,f.  years.  Walter Leek���������Native of. Yorkshire, England.  Born url874. Came to Vancouver in 1892.  Has served several terms as license commissioner and has been elected by the largest  majority of any candidate in the field that  year.  J. T. Little���������Lived in Vancouver seventeen,  years. President Little Bros. Limited, wholesalers. Director Vancouver Exhibition Association and member of the board of control. Has been a director of the Progress  club. Keenly interested in welfare of the cityv  ALDERMEN  C. E. Mahon���������Candidate in Ward V. Born in  Bruce County, Ont., 1872. Ten years in lumber and hardware business in Dakota.    Came  to Vancouver 1907. Has served on the council for Ward V., since 1913.  Dr. Mcintosh���������Born in Guelph, Ont. Has been  president Vancouver Medical Association.  Now on the staff of the General Hospital _  Ten years a resident of Ward Four.  Mr. D. W. F.. McDonald���������Candidate for alderman for Ward VIII. Was born in Chiliiwack.-  Lived the greater part of his life in Vancouver. Called to the Bar. in 1910; has practiced law for the last five years. Served  three years as elerk to the city solicitor.  Has lived in Ward 8 for over four years.  Aid. 0. N. James���������Candidate in Ward Five. Born  in Uxbridge, Ont:, 1871. Came to Manitoba  as a young man. Served on town council of  Hartney. Came to Vancouver 1907. Has sat  in the council for Ward 5 for two years.  Aid. Joseph Hoskin���������Born in England, an old  tinker  in   Vancouver,   and Ward Four. Has  served   his   ward   two   years on   the   City,  Council.  SCHOOL TRUSTEES  F. W. Welch���������Came to Vancouver 1889. In 1891  entered grocery business. In 1901 opened the  London Grocery. Has served .two years on  school board. Keenly interested in educational matters.  Dr,. James 23. Black���������Born in Wellington County  Ont. Began life as a school teacher. Taught  for five years. Graduate Toronto University  1904.  Dr. W. H. Lang���������Born in Huron County, in 1876.  Came  to  Manitoba in 1885.  Taught school  four years. Graduated in'Medicine Hat'.in  ' 1903. Practiced in Alberta five years. Came  to' Vancouver in 1909.  Mrs. Irene H.:Moody���������Nominee of the Women's  organizations of the city for School Trustee.  Mrs. Moody is a graduate of Alma College,  St. Thomas, Ont., and of the Boston School  of Expression. She is prominent in all women's movements, and is a very capable  public speaker and administrator.  STEEL SHIP BUILDING  BY STARTING to form a joint stock com-,  pany to build ships on this coast the Manufactures', Asociation have, taken the'first definite]  * 4      ' .. ' , 1  step towards realization of a long cherished and]  very practical ambition of the business community of this coast.  '- . We do1 not presume to ,offer advice on thej  question of the comparative advantages of wood-j  en and steel ships.    When two such experienced and capable men as Capt. Copp and Capt.  Stewart hold widely divergent opinions it would]  be presumptious for a mere "land-lubber',' newspaper to offer advice.  Still, there is this to be -said in favor of'  building steel ships, that such an industry would  be the neucleus and basis of many other important industries. It would necessitate the manufacture of steel, for instance, on this coast. That  again involves mining and smelting of. iron ore.  With a start made in iron mining, smelting.and  steel manufacture) other industries will spring  up on all sides. Structural steel for buildings,  bridges, rails, etc.* would naturally follow.  Again, steel ships are steam driven and require engines, boilers and much other machinery  which in turn require the employment of large  plants with much capital and many workers.  Steel shipbuilding is an industrial hen which  gathers under her wings innumerable chicks pf  industry which in turn grow up and hatch other  chicks of industry.  And the entire fabric, when developed will  have its root and base in the great iron ore  deposits of the province. There is food for  thought in this for Hon. Lome Campbell, as  Minister,  of   Mines. < -  The University of Muenster has conferred" the  honorary, degree of Doctor of Laws en General  Von Gissihg, German Governor-General of Belgium.  General Sir Sam Hughes has announced that  arrangements have been made to provide the  fighting men of the Dominion with Canadian  fish. Fish will probably form an article of the  soldier's diet twice a week.'  The time to begin is now���������to-day.  Be not weary in well doing.  He.who serves his brother best,  Gets nearer God than^all th* rest-  ���������'M  It matters not how* long we live, but ������ow. '  It's, the leisure hours that make or break ft  man.  Make few promises. Keep those you make.  The best sermons are preached without words.  Every one needs a friend.  Be sure to be one to somebody.  THE OLD HOMESTEAP  By a rare coincidence, the first scene  taken in the old Durland Biding Academy, which was acquired for studio  purpo������es by the Famous Players Film  Company was the opening of "The  Old Homestead," the celebrated rural  classic, which for over thirty yeara  .served to endear itself and its star  and author. Denman Thompson, to  _ the -American- public.    - - -  - - ���������  It^ in doubtful if any other piay is  as well known to the masses as "The  Old Homestead," with the possible ex-  ception of "Uncle Tom's Cabin." It  is one of the few plays which the  gre.it motion picture public knows as  it knows its alphabet. And for that  reason it will be appreciated by the  puohc more than any sensational adaptation  which   has  ever been  made.  Denman Thompson's old home, will  be . used, by permission of his son,  Frank Thompson, from whom the  rights of the play wttre obtained, as  the setting for the rural portion of the  story. The outlying districts of the  typically quaint New England town  in which it is situated will also be  called upon to furnish additional rustic atmosphere.  It was'in 187.5,. while incapacitated  by n severe attack of rheumatism,  that Denman Thompson conceived the  idea of "The Old Homestead," which  he first wrote as a vaudeville sketch ,  .under the title of "Joshua Whit-  comb." In its elaborated and expanded forn:, "The Old Homestead" had  its first presentation under its present  nuiro at the Boston Theatre in 1886,  and from that day;has dated the popularity of this clean, wholesome, old-  fashioned drama with its rich fund  of spontaneous  humor.  Conservative estimates state that  over twenty million: people have laughed and cried over this play, which in  the'last .three decades-has been presented in every village and hamlet in  the United States and Canada. "The  Old Homestead" was heralded the  beauties of New England life to the  four corners of the earth, and has  rendered memorable the inherent no-  b'e characteristics of such men as Cy  Prime and Aunt 'Tilda. Even the  original title V of the play, ',Joshua  Whitcomb," was the. combination of  the names of two. real characters who  were  local    celebrities.  . Marguerite's Mule  All of Marguerite Clark's time at  Easton, Pa., was not spent in driving a mule for the Famous Players'  Paramount Picture, "Still Waters,"  which is, the feature film at the Bex  Theatre ,tbday.. In fact, the petite actress discovered another form of���������er,  mule���������the college freshman. Easton is  the seat of Lafayette College, which  has-just"opened its ~do~ors to~the~ latest-  flock of young hopefuls in search of  a liberal education. One of them, seeing a charming little figure ahead of  him as he strolled along the street,  quickened his pace and caught up to  her.  "Good morning. Haven't I seen  you. somewhere before?" he inquired,  thereby showing his brilliant originality.  "Yes, if you attend theatres showing ' Paramount Pictures','' countered  Miss Clark, and turned into her hotel leaving a very foolish looking youth  staring after  her.  Henry King, the actor-producer, is  being showered with congratulations  from all quarters for his splendid  work in "Should A Woman Forgive."  Not only did he play the male lead  opposite: Lillian Lorraine, but he directed the, production. As a photo-  drama, it was effective; while from a  pictorial standpoint, it was attractive.  Mr. King's admirers are divided as  to, whether he is better in one. capacity than another. Suffice to say,  however, he is very  good in both.  ...; May Irwin still'remembers the first  evening she faced the footlights in'  the Theatre .Comique, in Rochester,; on  February 8, ': 1,875, when she did a  song that started her to fame and gave  her a reputation that was unequalled"  until she appeared in motion pictures  in '"Mrs...-Black is Back."  Charles Richman, whose inimitable  ���������personality, meant' so much to the pro-,  duction of the photo-play, "The Man  from Home," walked on the stage for  the first 'time-,at -Miner's Fifth Avenue theatre, New York City, oh April  9,  1894,   in   "Margaret   Fleming"   in  which   the  late  James  A.  the star.   '  : ��������� ' ���������' * . '  Heme; was  Local Members Will  Aid Women's Franchise  (Continued from Page 1)  in view of the fact that in all  probability 10,000,000 men would"  be^ killed before the war was  ov.er, his personal opinion was  subject to change. He could not  pledge the cabinet. He felt sure  that the government would seriously consider the subject of  Women's Suffrage. He paid a  tribute to the representative delegation present.  Dr. G. A. McGuire recalled that  he had voted for Women's'Suffrage in 1914 and would do so  again if. opportunity offered. Personally he did not think it would  be of much benefit, but he Would  favor giving it to women, if they  wanted it, and this'would be his  ���������'���������answer to the direct questions.  * Mr. A..H..B. Macgowan admitted he had formerly voted against  Women's Suffrage, but since the  war women; had shown 'themselves so splendidly efficient, even  in ,manual 'service, doing; work  better and ��������� quicker,:- than men, '���������'������������������  earning considerable merit, and  had . deserved most, favorable  consideration: He felt impelled  to; say thaty in his opinion, if the V  women of the world had had aX-  voice in the affairs pf Europe,  the terriblej tragedy now being  enacted might have been avoided. While he'could not answer the  direct questions as to: what -he  would do, he predicted that Wo- V  men's Suffrage vras coming in- 7  evitably. Under the changing  conditions in which women would  be placed he felt his own views  were being modified.  Representatives from the following Women's Organizations  were present: Pioneer Political  Equality League, Equal Franchise Association, British Columbia Women's Suffrage League,  -Cedar- Cottage ^Suffrage League,  Mount Pleasant.Suffrage League,  Trades and Labor Council, University Women's Club, Women's  Protective Association, ' King's  Daughters Central Board, Princess Circle, King's Daughters, Ladies of the Maccabees, Women's  Liberal Association, Council of  Women and the Woman's Forum.  Attractive Programme  ��������� The  programme of  the Toronto Operatic Society is now  quite complete,  and in active rehearsal. The principal  work-���������as has already been stated is���������  Donizetti's very  attractive "Daughter  of the Regiment.'' For this a double  set   of; principals   are   studying their  respective roles to guard against accident, and   also  to  encourage as  many  aspirants���������who  possess   the   requisite *"  ability���������as possible. The greatest novelty and feature that will have a distinct    educational    influence   will   be '  Gluek's immortal 0Chef:d'oeuvre  "Or- V  pheus."  Corenrie Grant, she of the chameleon ;  temperament, because the color of ber ~  gown governs her disposition, has an ;  interesting; role in "The Red Circle,"; i;  the serial photoplay which Balboa is  now completing 'for Pathe Freres.     It .  : is   that of   nurse   to   the.girl   who   is  marked, with the red circle. This is a ;  : birth^brand and leads to all sorts of ;  trouble. Miss Grant is led into :  varied, predicaments,' because . of her ?  faithfulness. .. .   ���������-  H. M.Horkheimer, r President and-.  staying his leave in "New York. This V  is due to- the fact "that he'-has just.''-;  General Manager of Balboa, is 'over-J;  opened, a Broadway; office and does not -.j  believe it Well to leave before every:. ;  thing is  in first-class running order.  frc-..-i-iSjiM--.IS^i;ji JJ<  Wednesday, January 12, 1916.  THE WESTERN  CALL  [OW LONG WILL  THE WAR LAST?  F In considering the question of  She probable duration of the war,  fihe London Times remarked recently  that  ''more than   twelve  lonths ago Lord Kitchener ventured to express in the House  i>f Lords his conviction that the  lar would be long, and subsequent events have tended to establish his reputationv as a military prophet." But just what  lid Lord Kitchener mean when  Ihe said "long"? The question  |*When will the war end?" is  vne whieh the whole world is  [asking. The longest war there  [has been since the time of Napoleon was the Civil War in the  I United States, which lasted for  four years. If the present war  lasts until the fall of next year,  it will have been longer than  1 any war in Europe since the battle of. Waterloo was fought. And  when we remember that at the  beginning of this year the British term of enlistment was made  three years, or longer, it would  appear to be a not unwarrantable  conclusion  that  Lord  Kit  chener's idea when he ���������said that  it would be a long war was that  it would las. three or four years,  Most r certainly that was not the  idea of the War Lord at Berlin*  and of  the whole German  military   organization.     Short   wars  and,quick returns has-been the  Prussian idea ever since the time  of   Frederick.   The war    which  Prussia   waged   against Austria  in 1866 was a matter of days,  rather than weeks; and the war  against. France''was ' practically  decided" in  the  month   between  Saarbruck, on   August 2,   1870,  and   Sedan,   on    September    2,  though Paris held out until the  end of January. - Civil wars have  usually been long,  and  this,  as  Lord   Morley has  said, may  be  called Europe's civil war.    But  there is this  great fact,  on the  other hand, to make for a speedier ending   of   it, namely,    that  while the   faith   for which   the  Allies'are fighting is the strongest and best thing in the world,  our enemies have only the belief  in force, which is a feeble creed,  if a creed at all.    It evokes no  real loyalty and crumbles to dust  when events go against it.  MINING  COMPANY  <r  TREBLES CAPITAL  5  Electors of Vancouver:  Your Vote and Influence to elect  J. J. DOUGAN  as School Trustee for 1916  will be greatly appreciated  Fourteen years as School Teacher and ten years as School Trustee  during the years of educational development in Vancouver, have  given added fitness to the office solicited. Much of the edcational  progress of the city received his individual attention. ,',  Interest in schools and education generally is a family characteristic, for J. J's. father assisted in framing the first school law  of British Columbia, and all of his children either are, or have been  attendants,of the "Public and High  Schools of Vancouver.  Long   experience   qualifies   for   duty.  THE GREAT SHOE SALE  of Wood & tSon's North Vancouver stock, is still in full swing. Extra  special bargains for tbis week. Don't go down'town for your Shoes,  dome to tbe Great Shoe Sale. Save 50 cents on every dollar you  spend.  WOOP  ANP  SON  2313- Slain St. 2 Doors from Pat Bums' Market-  Tbe Headquarters for Classic Shoes for Women and Children.  gating between  Meals is perfectly  Natural for  Healthy, Active  Children  ���������Give Tfcero Good,  Energy- Restoring  FOOP!  SMAX and  The BETTER Breads  ARE .JUST SUCH FOODS  Made of Canada's most nutritious flour and pore  water in British Columbia's most sanitary, clean,  modern baking plant.  5  FULL   16  OUNCE   LOAF  Every one "sealed at the oven"  HAMPTON-PINCHIN  Bakers  of BETTER  Bread  According^toT1 Mr. E. A.-.flag-  gen, editor of the , Mining and  Engineering Record," the Cohi-  solidated Mining and Smelting  Company is trebling its capital  with a. view to further developing its mining and smelting business to-a position ranking with  the strongest metallurgical Companies on the continent.      '     /  The' authorized' capital is now  $15,000,000, the same as that' of  the Granby Consolidated Mining,  Smelting and JPower Company,  Ltd.  The company's profits for the  past year amounted to $987,890,  of which $192,478.85 was written off. for depreciation, and dividends at the rate of 8 per cent.,  absorbing $464,398.00, were paid.  The company's net profits were,  therefore,  13.8  per  cent.  During the year 1J,610 shares  were issued to provide for extension of the company's operations, such as- the establishment  of the*smelter plant at Trail, and  an electrolytic copper refinery.  Contracts have been entered into  for the supply to plants in the  east of a considerable tonnage  of refined copper and zinc. Development work at the Sullivan  and Rossland mines have revealed promising bodies of ore.  The average prices realized for  metals during the past year  were: Lead, 21:5s (London  price), as against 19:3:4d for  previous year; silver, 49.1, as  compared with 57.1 for previous  year; copper, 15.95, as compared  with 14.36 for previous year.  The increase in tne company's  mining and smelting operations  on Rossland ores was 72^293 tons  over previous-yearN The largest  tonnage was from the - Centre  Star mine, where ^180,410 tons  were mined. The /next largest  ���������shipments weVe1 froni the Le Roi  mine, aggregating ��������� 134,758 tons.  Tiie Sullivan mine was the larg  est shipper of silver-lead ores,  with a production of. 44,841 tons  xx-vi  XX4-  Xx  4      <*  lead sampling~plant, eopper converters, and the production of  electrolytic zinc\ , About: hall *  ton* of zinc a day is4 now iDeing  produced at Trail. A plant to  ptduce twenty-five tons of zinc  a day is being erected; and will  make available a large body^ of  complex ore at . tbe Sullivan  mine.  The tonnage of customs ores  treated shows' a falling' off as  compared with the previous year  of 14.847 tons, due to the falling  off in shipinentB of silver-lead  ores in the early part of the  year. ���������   *  A new feature of the operations of the Consolidated Mining  and Smelting Company, Ltd., is  the purchase from the Bank of  Montreal of its interest' in the  Emma mine in < the Boundary,  recently operated by the B. C.  Copper Company, so vthat the  Consolidated ������ evidently intends  again extending its "operations  into the Boundary country,  where it formerly worked the  No. 7 and Phoehix group mines.  Tne company is also arranging  to extend its operations to the  coast and has negotiations in  hand to this end.  SCHOOL  TRUSTEE  Electors of Vancouver:  Your Vote and Influence afeTrespebtfully solicited for the re-election of Jl " **-'  F.W. WELSH  i ^ ' (   I ' r   ,  As Trustee of Schools for, 19J.6., .  M  J  ESTABLISHED 1886  *  Ceperley, Rounsef ell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal and Corporation Bond* (Canadian),  yielding from 5 per cent, to 7 per cent.  Rents and Mortgage! Interests collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Krtatee managed under personal supervision.  Insurance���������Fire, Life, Accident, Marine, Automobile, Employers'   Liability.  > ,  Molson's Bank Building  543 BantbkSM St. West  Work of Trail Smelter  The Trail smelter handled 447,-  064 tons of ore during the year,  for a production of 148,891 ozs.  gold; 2,230,500 ozs.' silver; 40,-  177,910 lbs. lead," and 5,308,184  lbs. copper, of a total value of  .$6,898,744.   ,  This smelter has to date > produced metals to the value of over  $75,000,000, or nearly. 25 peT  cent, of the total metal mineral  production of the province to  date. , , ���������  The extensive development  done on the company'^.properties may be judged from the fact  that the underground work has  now aggregated about 89 miles,  21,067 feet of narrow work and  26,415 feet of diamond drilling  were done during the past year  The great depth being attained  by mining in Rossland is shown  by the fact that a new level at  a depth of 2,400 feet has been  opened, on the War Eagle, and  the discovery of new ore bodies  on the upper levels shows that  extensive exploration has not yet  exhausted the reserves of the  upper workings, now under development, for   twenty  years.  At the Sullivan mine a new  tunnel is being driven at a depth  of 700 ��������� feet beneath the upper  workings. This,tunnel will be  between 8,000 and 9,000 feet in  length and will be the future  main ..working tunnel of the  mine; A new low level tunnel  is being- driven on the Highland  mine at Ainsworth to -open up  the veins 110 feet below the upper workings, and ore has been  encountered, with encouraging  prospects for opening up valuable ore bodies.  Extending Its Operations  Expenditure on the Trail smelter for the year aggregated 4l?3293-  539.64. which included the acquisition bf the Cottrell patents  ���������for   the   roasters   and   furnaces,  BOOKS  AND   PUBLISHERS  What the publishers have been do  ing during the past year along the  lines of increasing' world literature  may be judged by the following list  of books got out in the fall, which  has just come to hand from the Mac-  millan ompany:      "       "  Under   the   heading of fiction   are  Zona   Gale's   Heart's   Kindred,   Jack  London's    The   Star    Rover,    H. ' G.  Wells's The Eesearch Magnificent, and  Eden  Phillpott's  Old Delabole.      Under biography atad history, are found  Charles A. Beard's Economic  Origins  -o'f   Jefferson    Democracy," Percy    Ep-  ler's Life of Clara Barton, James Morgan's   In the   Footsteps   of Napoleon  and   George   Hodge's   Henry   Codman'  Potter.   Poetry'   and    drama    number  Lincoln   Colcord's   Visions ,bt   War,  John   Masefield's   The Faithful, John  G.    Neihardt's    The  Song    of  Hugh  Glass   and Sara Teasdale^s ��������� Elvers  to  the   Sea.   Other < titles   recommended,  are Cornelia Meigs's The'Kingdom of  *������he   Winding Road,' Latta   Griswold's  Deal    Woods,   Ratrina Trask's     The  .Mighty and the .Lowly, "Vachel Lindsay's   The   Art   of   the Moving Picture,  Amy Lowell's Six French Poets,  Henry   H.    Goddard's    The    Criminal  Imbecile, John   W.  Powell's  What   is  A   Christian,   W.'J. Cromie's   Keeping  Physically Fit. Charmian K. London's  The  Log   of  the   Snark,   A.    Barton  'Hepburn's a   History   of   Currency   in  4 the    United   States, F.   W.  Taussig's  .Inventors and   Moneymakers,   Ida   M.  Tarbell's  The  Ways  of Women,  William   Bennet Munro's   Principles and  Methods  of  Municipal Administration,  Jesse Macy and John W. Gannaway's  Comparative  Free  Government,  Enoch  Burton   Gowin's   The  Executive   and  His   Control   of   Men,   and Willystine  Goodsell's    The  Family,   as   a    Social  and   Educational Institution.  The separate bibliography of publications on' the European war mentions among others George W. Crile's  A ' Mechanistic View of War and  Peace. Robert_ McCormick 's_With_ the  Russian Army, May Sinclair's A Journal of Impressions in Belgium, Mortimer Menpes's Lord Roberts, Lincoln  Colcord's Vision of War, Leonid Andreyev's The Sorrows of Belgium,  Frederic L. Huidekoper's The Military Unpreparedness of the United  States, Thorstein Vebleii's Imperial  Germany, Owen Wister's The Pentecost of Calamity and Winifred Stephens's The Book of France.  *    ���������    *   *  Aid. M. McBeath  Candidate for  MAYOR  Respectfully -Solicits  Your Vote and Influence  MEETINGS���������  Monday, Jan 3, King Edward  High School and Ash Hall.  Tues., Jan. 4, Oddfellows' Hall.  Wednesday,   Jan.   5,   Alexandria School.  - Invito Aldaraunk Candidal���������, School  Board, Park Board and Lfc���������a Cow-  miMWaars, with a apodal invitation to  tho ladies  ^1  That the true realist is abnormally  sensitive to the mere words that form  tlie vehicle of his craft has more  than once furnished tlie theme fpr  literary reminiscence. Flaubert polished and repolished his lines witli  such painstaking labor that he is said  to have.turned out rarely more than  a page of manuscript a day; Balzac  and Tolstoy covered their pages with  such spider's webs of verbal corrections that the resulting misery endured by those whoso task it was to  to decipher their work is still matter  for pleasant gossip. And now it appears : that. Mr. George Moore, true  to this idiosyncrasy of realism, in superintending a complete edition of his  works became so disgusted with the  title of one of his stories that he  seriously considered omitting the vol-,  ume containing it from the collection.  The title was "A Dream in Muslin/'  This, Mr. Moore felt, was "vulgar."  It is reported that, bef.ore killing the  book outright, he tried "Mousseline"  and"Bal Blanc"���������but this is doubtless' ' a calumny. Finally "it occurred  to him to try. a, compromise���������-hence,  the book has been retained under the  title.V" Muslin.'' According to Mr.  Moore, the English language is no  longer, a fit medium for literary art.  New Yearns Resolution  ��������� Wh������n ?tired baking  try  THE WOMAN������' BREAD  and  ���������CAKES.   The^Byead with that nutty flavor.  The Cakes made with pure Creamery Butter.-'     , i, ,  The Goods That,Satisfy.  \   - ,1   J - oX ,-,   >���������* ' ���������   ���������   x  THE WOMAN'S BftKEFtY  *   ' Jl  2543 Main' Street  '   124  Hastings   St.   E  STORES  16 Hastings' St������ W.  802  Granville  St/  J ' -ri  AftB COSMOPOLITAN OJtOWP  The-first stage appearance of Marguerite Clark was with the Aborn  Opera Company in Baltimore, in 3900.  Her photoplay appearance in " Wild-  flower ���������*[ was-a'far more brilliant suc-  an   additional lead furnace, new cess.  Soldiers of fortune from many  wars and climes are now enrolled  in the American Legion recruiting at Tororito for the Canadian  Overseas army.  There are men from every corner of the States, including cow-  punchers from Texas, society men  from Washington, bank clerks  from New York, machinists from  Detroit, lumberjacks from the  Northwest, miners from Alaska,  and soldiers_from all over. VMajor  Jolly, one of the senior officers,  was in the United States regular  army, and there are many men  wearing the colors of three wars  ���������Boxer, Philippine and Spanish-  American. One of the outstanding navy men who has enlisted  is Captain Coglin of Dewey \  fleet. Sergt. Grattan of the  Princess Patricias is also with  the legion. It is claimed that  he was the first of the famous  Pats to kill a German. He had  long service in the Imperial army,  and lived in the United States  several years.        ���������  Nathaniel Leavitt Francis, a  wealthy Boston shoe manufacturer, after being examined and  passed, went back to Boston,  fixed up his business affairs, returned and enlisted as a private, and a few. days later was  made" a sergeant for good serv  ice.  : Then there is the story of Pri  vate Gustlind, a former American citizen, who had.a big ranch  in Alberta. He left it to go back  in the "fighting game" as .he  calls it. For eleven years he  was in the United States navy  and   he  liked it.  A Faraoua Composer  It is announced that Sir Edward  Elgar composed the incidental music  for "The Starlight Express," a new  play by Miss Violet Pearn and Mr. Algernon Blackwood, which Miss Lena  Ashwell produced at the Kingsway  theatre at Christmas.  A man   is also  known  by  the  com  pany he  avoids.  Who'* Taylor?  JJie M am Picture Fraww   2414 Main Street  FRAMES FROM 10 Cent* UP  W.H.UNG,M.&  Candidate for  SCHOOL TRUSTEE  Respectfully Solicits Tour Vote  and Influence.  Boom 402, Birks Building  The cost of the improved Toronto to Hamilton highway is  now placed at .$900,000. The first  estimate was $600,000.  '��������� ���������-        -       -..��������������������������� IV.. -....��������� .  .- ���������...  times   to   be .forgetful, but  don't forget that  A Deposit Box  in our SAFETY VAWLT will  protect your valuable^ documents, heirlooms, etc., from  FIRE or BURGLARY for one  year  for  $250  We  cordially invite you  to  inspect same  DOW FRASER  TRUST CO.  122 HASTINGS STREET W. ..      -   '  ' ��������� -.  Wednesday, January. 12, 1916.'  ^i  A function of the meals at home is to give color to all the home life. The daily menu  published this week, and which may be continued, is by one of the best "known and valued  editors of this department, of several leading dailies in the United States. We feel fortunate  in being able to offer* to the ladies of this city that which is purchased at a high price by such  dailies there.   These Cards have been especially written for this paper.  Saturday, January 15t������*  There are two objects which he who seeks is almost  sure to find. The one is the knowledge of what he  ought, to do; the other, an excuse for what he is inclined   to.  ���������Whately.  Breakfast���������Bananas. Cereal with Cream. Bacon and Eggs. PopoversrCoffee. ',  Dinner���������Barley Soup._, Breaded Cutlets. Tomato Sauce. Boiled Rice."~Fried Parsnips. Apple  Meringue Pie.   Coffee.  Supper ��������� Italian Spaghetti. Rye Bread. Fruit  Salad. Whipped Cream Dressing. Tasted Crackers. Tea.  Apple Meringue Pte  Cut four tart apples into quarters and without  peeling, stew them'in a little water until soft and  press through a sieve. Cream one-quarter of a  cupful of butter wth one-half cupful of sugar,  add the beaten yolks of three eggs, the prepared  apple, the juice and grated rind of one lemon and  beat well. Turn into a pie plate lined with  paste and bake i\\ a moderate oven. Beat the  whites of the eggs until stiff, fold in three table-,  spoonfuls of sugar, spread over the pie when  cool and return to the oven to brown.  # ���������   ���������  Sunday, January 16th  When winter binds in frosty chains the fallow and the  flood, " '"  In God  the  earth   rejoices still,  and  owns   his   Maker  good. - ���������Heber.  Breakfast���������Grapefruit. Parsley Omelet. Pop-  overs.   Doughnuts.   Coffe.   -  Dinner���������Bouillon.    Roast    Turkey.    Spiced  Cranberries.   Mashed Potatoes.   Baked   Squash.  String Beans with French Dressing. Caramel Ice  . Cream. Wafers. Coffee.  Celery. Eclairs. Chocolate. .  Lunch ��������� Oysters with Mushrooms. Toast.  Celery. Eclairs. Chocolate. /A *  Oysters With Mushrooms  Heat one pint of oysters in their own liquor  until the boiling/point is reached, then drain.  Melt four tablespoonfuls of butter, blend in jthe  same quantity of. flour ��������� mixed with one-half* tea*  spoonful of salt and a few grains of cayenne,  st>r until bubbling' and add slowly one pint of  oyster liquor or white stock. Cook and stir until  smooth, add the oysters, heat thoroughly and  <add one-half cupful of finely cut mushrooiqs. -the  beaten yolks of two eggs, one-quarter of a teaspoonful of onion juice, and one teaspoonful of  lemon juice. Cook one or two minutes longer  and. serve on toasted bread., x ,  ���������     '';.  '-9    O    ������������������  ���������.--'' '*    ������������������  . . Monday, January 17th  f'A little' thing, a sunny smile,  A loving word at morn,  '  And all day long the sun' shone bright, *  The cares of, life were made more light,  And the sweetest hopes were born."  - Breakfast���������Oranges. Uncooked Cereal. Creara-  ed^Dried Beef. Wheat Muffins. Coffee.  Pinner^���������Cream of Corn Soup. Cold Boast  Turkey. P������ckled Prunes. Candied Sweet Potatoes. Boiled Onions. Squash Custard. Coffee.  Supper���������Creamed -Celery with Walnuts. Baked Potatoes. Bread and Butter. Hot Apple Turnovers: Tea. X A  r    ���������  FlcWed fxmw  Wash seven pounds of prunes, cover' with cold  water, let stand over night, then cook in the  same water until nearly tender.������ Drain off the  water, add three cupfuls of vinegar, three lbs.  _of sugar,-two ounces- of stick- cinnamon broken-  in small _pieces, and half an ounce of whole  cloves, coojc until the boiling point is reached,  add the prunes, let simmer about twenty minutes, turn into .glass jars and seal.  * *   *  Tuesday, January 18th  The world would be better and brighter if our teachers would dwell on the Duty of Happiness as well as  the Happiness of, Duty. ���������Avebury.  Breakfast���������Grapes. Cereal with Cream. Shirred Eggs. Coffee Rolls. Coffee.  - Dinner���������Vegetable Soup. Turkey Souffle.  Mashed Potatoes. Caulflower wth Parmesau. Pear  and Pmento Salad. Suet Puddng. Hard Sauce.  Coffee.  Supper���������Salmon Timbales. % Fried* Potatoes.  Bread and Butter. Jam Roll. Tea. ,  Salmon Timbales  Remove the skin and bones from a pound of  raw salmon, chop the fish and press it through  a sieve. Add one-quarter of a cupful of blanched and chopped almonds, one level teaspoonful  ,of salt, one-half teaspoonful of onion juice and  one-eighth of. a teaspoonfuL of pepper; stir in  gradually the yolks of three eggs beaten and diluted with half a cupful of cream, beat thoroughly, fold in the stiffly beaten whtes, turn' into  buttered timbale moulds, stand them in a pan  of hot water, cover with oiled paper and bake in  a moderate oven. Serve with Hollandaise or Cucumber Sauce.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Wednesday, January 19th  Be glad each day that life so full is given  To happy heart that overflows in song;  The lark is heard from out a smiling heaven,  Nor can we see to what the notes belong.  ���������Isaac Bassett Choate.    '   ���������'  Breakfast���������SteAved Fruit. Liver and Bacon.  Buckwheat Cakes. Coffee".  Dinner���������Mock Turtle Soup. Boiled Forequar-  ter pf Lamb. Caper Sauce. Potatoes. Mashed Turnips. Baken Bananas with Currant Jelly. Wafers. Coffee.  Supper ���������   Cheese   and   Nut  Salad.   Crescent  Rolls. Marshmallow Cake. Tea.  Buckwheat Cakes  pQiir one pint of hot milk over four tablespoonfuls of fine bread crumbs, let soak half an  hour,-and add onerquarter .of��������� a yeast cake dissolved in half a cupful of lukewarm water. Stir  in about one and two third cupfuls of buckwheat '��������� fldur mixed with one-half teaspoonful of  salt (enough flour should be used to make a batter thin enough to pour) then cover anl let rise  over night. In the morning beat thoroughly,  add one-tablespoonful of molasses and one-quarter of a teaspoonful of.sodar dissolved in three  tablespoonfuls "of warm water, beat well again  and bake on a soapstone griddle.  C"   ''"k.A'   : '*}������������������'  Thursday, January 20  ���������V  sound mind in a sound  body is a short, but full  description of a happy state in this world. ���������Locke.  Breakfast���������Cereal with Raisins and Cream.  Eggs in  Shell.   Toast.   Coffee.  Dinner���������Celery    Soup.   . Lamb ' Croquettes,  White' Sauce.   Pea Puree.   Boiled Rice. Orange  Salad.   Cabinet Pudding.   Coffee.  ,V Supper���������Waffles with Honey.   Baked Apples.  Gingerbread.   Tea..  ���������Pea -Puts*  Pnt the contents of a can of peas in a saucepan, add a slice of onion and a two-inch piece  of ham cut about half, an ������nch in thickness, let  simmer until the liquid has evaporated and press'  through a ricer. Add one large tablespoonful  of butter, one-half teaspoonful of sugar, a dash  of pepper and enough' milk or cream to moisten.  Beat well, press again through the ricer and  heat thoroughly before serving.  ������   ���������   #  .Friday, January 2X  Some men are optimists until they judge their neighbors, and others are pessimists until they judge themselves. - _g. T. Evans.  Breakfast���������Baked Apples. .Broiled Salt  Mackerel. Fried Mush. Whole Wheat Muffins.  Coffee. , . >  Dinner���������Clear  Soup.    Baked Scallops  with  _B���������acon. __ Maitre-d'Hotel-Potatoes. - Stewed To- -  matoes.     Coffee   Jelly   with    Custard    Sauce.  Coffee.  Supper���������Cream Toast. Spiced Peaches. Loaf  Cake. ��������� Tea.  Maitre d'Hotel Potatoes  Put one pint of cooked potato balls in a  double boiler, pour in a cupful of milk and  cook until the latter is partially absorbed.  Cream one rounded tablespoonful of butter, add  gradually the beaten yolks of two eggs and  three teaspoonfuls of chopped parsley, season  with 'one-eighth of a teaspoonful of pepper and  one-half teaspoonful of salt, stir the mixture  into the potatoes, cook one or two minutes,  remove from the fire, add the juice of a small  . half lemon and serve at once.  First   Class   Shoe   Repairing.   Orders  Promptly-Done.   Open Until 8 pjn.  Phone Fairmont 2008  P. T. PARIS  Men's Rubber Heels, 50c. Special Rubber Heels for French Lady's HeeL 40c.  Any   Shoes  Dyed  Black.  2245 Main St.       "   Vancouver, B. O.  RED CROSS" SOCIETY  RENEWS APPEAL  " .TINGLE  POT" GOAL  -S-  BUILDERS'  SUPPLIES  FURNITURE  BAGGAGE  and  PIANO!  MOVERS  The most heat with least amount of waste.  Lump,- $6.50 per ton.   Nut, $5.50 per ton.  In our warehouses on False Creek we carry  a complete stock of COMMON AND FIRE  BRICK, PLASTER, CEMENT, SEWER  and DRAIN PIPE, Etc.  We do all kinds of cartage work, but we specialize on, the moving of ^Furniture, Pianos  and������������������Baggage. We have men who are experts in the handling of all kinds of household effects.  YQUB PATRONAGE  IN ALL THESE  LINES  SOLICITED  McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd.  Pender Street East,  Vancouver, B. C.  PHONES:   8EY.   405,   605,   5408, 5409  What the War Has Done to Fox  Farming  The war which is now , being  waged has dealt a severe blow to  fox farmin, especially those who  raise the finer grades such a#  Silver and.Black. Money is being hoarded and is not freely  seeking the usual channels of investment. Again, even among the  wealthy���������and London is the best  market in the world for the expensive furs���������there is little demand for Silver and Black fox.  The luxury of these are forsworn���������and prices have naturally  fallen. In other words, the supply is greater than the demand.  As a result, the prices of. breeding stock are on the decline and  the fox farmers of Canada have  isuffered the most. Let us hope  that conditions ..will change* ere  Iong.X  With the beginning of the New  Year the Vancouver branch of. the  Canadian Red Cross Society renews its appeal for funds and  feels confident that the public  will respond to. the appeal with  the generosity and liberality that  has characterized the people of  this province. in the past in  their contributions to patriotic  societies. The exertions and sacrifices of the Red Cross workers  and the public who are interested in Red Cross activity, must  be renewed,and redoubled. The  enormous increase hi the British  and overseas forces at the front  which have already taken place  and the very large casualties  imperatively demand that the  stream of donations for. Red  Cross purposes not only should  continue but shuld be consider-  ably augmented.   :  Despite the magnificent contributions amounting to many millions of dollars which have been  made direct to .the Red Cross  Society since the war commenced, the need and urgency for  funds are pressing.  The local branch has achieved  a considerable measure of success and has been able to raise  large sums of money for headquarters and for expenditure locally in materials to be worked  up into garments, and has transmitted substantial contributions  in cash, and vast quantities of  garments to Toronto.  The following. contributions  have recently been received at  the. Central office:  General . Fund���������Mrs.. W. E.  Gomm and Mr., S. St. Qlair Tow-  ford, Sandbn, B. C., 200.15; members of Vancouver Club, per Sir  Charles Hibbert Tupper, $125;  Red Cross "Workers, Salmon Arm,  per Mrs. M. Scott, $100; Mrs.  Clemitson, Grand Prairie, per  Mrs. Sillitoe; $54; Ashcroft Red  Cross Society; per Mrs. C. Mc-  Abee, $50; proceeds of concert  given by school children, per  Miss Grant and Mr. P. Le Mare,  Lillooet War Fund, $42.25; Creak  School, per Mrs. M. Seott, Salmon-Arm, $30.70; Mr. A. E. Bull,  $25; Pte. J. Corcoran, 62nd Overseas Battalion, per Lieut. L. ,H.  J. Minehirii $25; Anonymous (F.  W__ F.), $25; Red_Cross branch,  Van Anda, B. C, per Miss Farap-  ton, $15; Loyal Orange Lodge,  per Mr. Geo. B. Clark, Kere-  meqs, B. C, $10; Nimpkist Chapter Daughters of the Empire,  per Mrs. E. L. Sharpe, $8.  Prisoners of War Fund���������Per  Mrs. Violet Sillitoe and Miss C.  Pelly, $1,200 and $350.-  Material Fund ��������� Kerrisdale  branch, per Mrs. F. Pollock,  $72.45; East Point Grey branch,  per Miss M. Kidd, $60.30; South  Vancouver Auxiliary," per Miss  E. Lister, $45.80; West Vancouver branch, per Mrs. Geo. Hay,  $33.70; Ward One branch, per  Miss K. R. Watson, $26.56 and  $24.60; Strathcona Hgts. branch  per Miss M. B. Anderson, $18.90;  Burnaby Lake Circle, per Miss  MS.   VToodwjird,   $14.90   and  $7.i0xxx';'..  ^Material���������'"Fund N6V 2���������Proceeds  of raffle of French doll, per Mrs.  J- A. Mills and Mrs.; R^ Thomson $197.75; proceeds of, Madame  Barbe's entertainment, Avenue  theatre, per Mr. A: P- Black,  $������1:57; Rev. A. Mi.Grant, Field,  B. C.. $35; Vancouver Island detachment 104th Regiment W. F.  of: C:, per Lieut. C. Grossman,  Nanaimo, $35.25.  "I wish you to find out who that  homely woman is."  "Nothing doing, my dear. She'd  prove to be the sister or wife of the  ^first person I asked. "���������Detroit Free  Press.. ...  Now is the Time                  ___ s _  To Buy Your  Printing Supplies  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  Strong impressive  printing is more valuable to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to detect the slightest indication of unfavorable  conditions, and for  this very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  Your Printing shoujd  bring this to your customers' attention not  only in connection  with your office stationery, but with all  printed matter and  advertising.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY '9K^^j^^e^������������^^A  xvlllplipi^  f���������   11  Victoria took the count in the  foame here on Tuesday night to  [the  tune  of 8 goals  to  3.  The  [[visitors came up strong and con-  rfident of winning,   and   a, large  [turnout of fans' was on hand to  give the locals the support com-  ling their way. The game was a  [splendid exhibition of hockey all  [the  way. In the  first period  of  (time, the visitors got off to a flying  start  and  scored  twice he-  Ifore  Vancouver  could  find   the  net. At the end. of the first quarter the score was 3, to one in favor of Victoria. But they had apparently   shot   their   bolt as far  as   scoring was   concerned,   for  they got no more while the locals pulled even in the second,  and fairly swamped the Aristocrats in   the   final   period.   The  game  was very clean,  only two  penalties heing  meted   out,   and  these to the visitors. _,  Lester Patrick was back in the  game himself, but not in the best  of shape, while his team-mate,  Kenny Mallen, was unfortunate  in being knocked out by a shot  from Duncan's stick early in the  game. Mallen was going great  guns up to this time, but apparently the accident took a lot of  steam out of him. O'Reilly, in  centre, for the visitors, played a  useful game and followed hard  after the puck all night. On the  defence, Patrick and Genge played well together and pulled off  some spectacular work. McCullough, the little goaler of the Aristocrats, had a busy night, but  showed up well.  Vancouver showed that their  reversal of form is not a flash  in the pan. The locals are only  now rounding into championship  condition and every man played  his position to a. tee. Lehman, in  goal, had a few hard ones in the  opening period, and three of them  got by him, but after that there  was nothing to it. Patrick and  Griffis on the defence, did not  attempt much forward work, and  their presence steadied the team  wonderfully throughout the  game. Taylor played his best  game' of the season, and at that  it was a wonderful exhibition.  The old man is going strong as  a kid in the early twenties, and  has, apparently, lots of speed in  himA yet. Stanley and Cook, on  the forward line, were on top  of the rubber all the time and  back-checked in great style  throughout. Duncan played hard  and fitted in nicely, but he has  much to learn   about  the   game  yet.  *   ���������   *  Victoria goes to the cellar by  their loss and Vancouver slips  up to a tie with Seattle for second place. By the showing of1  the Millionaires on Tuesday night  Pbrtland will have to step their  prettiest, and then some,-on Friday night at the Rose City, when  the champions invade that town.  The Vancouvers are stepping at  a lively pace just now, and the  'inclusion of Mackay in the, centre ice position will add a great  Vote for  Dr. T. G. Moody  *  Candidate for  UCENSE COMMISSIONER  *���������  Your vote and influence  is respectfully solicited' for  my ejection as*  MAYOR of the Cily of  VANCOUVER for 1916  Walter Hepburn  (EX-ALDERMAN)  BANBURY'S  For  LUMBER-SASH-DOORS  WOOD & COAL  PhooLe: Bayview 1075  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 2182. ���������������������������������������������'���������-��������������������������� ���������-'���������,''  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, UP,  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDEES  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B. C.  deal of strength to' the forward  line. We need the -win on Friday iyght, and the fans can depend of .the Millionaires to go  their best in order to tuck the  game away to their credit.  *���������   ������   *  s  44    - ���������*  Portland .scored another win  over "Seattle in the Sound City  in a rough-and-tumble game on  Friday night last by a score of  6 to 4. The Seattle team was in  a fair way to bump the Rose-  buds, but in an attempt to rough  it they passed up sufficient time  on the penalty bench for their  rivals to tie up the score. After  that the rough stuff went on with  vigor and the league leaders copped off another game by staying  on the ice, while Muldoon's men  were resting on the side lines. A  fine was charged up against a  couple of the scrappers, which  oghut to have its effect for future games.'  ���������   ���������   ���������  A game of hockey between the  Montreal "old boys "the little  men of iron," and the old Ottawa  "silver seven" is to be played  shortly in aid of the Canadian  Patriotic fund? It will be some  game-, too, with all the famous  players of a decade ago in line  once again.  ���������"  *   ���������  Wanderers - jumped into the  lead in the Eastern league on  Saturday night by trimming the  Frenchmen 5 to 3. Quebec fell  down to a 4-2 score at Ottawa  and will have hard work gaining their lost ground in an effort  to head off Montreal for the  championship.  > Bowing Club's Honor Boll  Vancouver oarsmen are "doing their  bit" on the firing line, judging from  the 'honor roll read at the annual  meeting of the' Vancouver Bowing  Club held lasVMonday .night. A t6tal  of 114 members of the organization  are serving the colors; some have  already, fallen in battle, others have  been 4 on the -firing line for months,  while several have- joined lately and  are now" in training preparatory to  going overseas. It is a record of  which any athletic organization may  well  feel  proud. 0  ������Mr. J. Fyfe Smith, one of the officers of the club, has donated a  mahogany slab on' which will be inscribed ' the names of the members  who are battling for the Empire. This  memorial tablet will be unveiled at  a later ��������� date.  Officers were elected as follows: .,  Honorary president, Campbell  Sweeney; president, H. W. Vieth;-  vice-presidents, 6. B. Harris, G. N.  Stacey, J. I'yfe-Smith, F. R. McD.  "Russell; captain, B. P. Woodward;  vice-captains, A. Black, I. Davis; secretary,   H.   B. Everard;   treasurer,   G.  B. Duncan; executive committee, D.  Fraser, E. Thomson, H. Holland, W.  Salsbury, G. Band, J. C. Dietrich, A.  Mariacher,  P. Marshall, H.  Lamb,  B.  D. Williams.  Alvo von "Alvensleben's_ name was  by unanimous vote of the members  expunged from the rolls of the club.  The club's honor roll follows:  D. P. Bell-Irving (killed), J. C. Macdonald, N. E. Bobertson, Basil Sawers,  G.' P. Bowie (killed), H- E. Kinder, J.  S. McGlashan, C. B. Chaffey, O. C.  Harvey, D. Davis, W. Davis, F. F.  Elliott, Owen C. Sawers (missing), G.  Ht Davis, B. F. Markham (killed),  W. N. McLennan, B. O. Oughton, M.  Beck, B. F. Chaffey (killed), F. H.  Minchin, .T. S. Tait, K. C. C. Taylor,  T. A. H. Taylor, H. St. J. Biggs,  F. L. Gwillim, F. W. Bird, C. D.  Harrison, A. Fleming, J. A. Fletcher,  C. F. C. Mitchell, A. H. Waterman, L.  Pouncey, A. McKeddie, S. O. Cromic,  V.   B. Allan,  Norman   C.   Sawers,,  G.  E. Chaffey, H. J. Haffner. F. M.  Raphael, G. A. Boult, T. D. Brown,  A. H. Smytlie, W. A. Campbell, F. L.  Baker, .1. H. Sweet, A. V. Wood, F. G.  Colquhoun, A. B. Fraser, B. K. Johnston, H. T. Minogue, D.. M. Christie,  C. E. Kelsey, M. M. Townley, T. P.  Woodward, -L. Solloway, C. B. Wors-  nop, J. M. Whitehead, Jr., Ghent  DavisJ   E.( Meredith, B.   D.   Williams,  E. A. Orme, J. H. Boaf, E. O. G.  Bennett, A. Gray, S. C. Sweeney, R. P.  Baker, T. E. Dent, L.'G. Bitchel, B. V.  Kentish-Bankin, F. M. Fripp, V.  Spencer, H. Blacklin, A. G. A. Vidler,  C. B. Buddie, H. C. Clarke, R. Fyfe  Winch, T. E. D. Byrne,. M. M. Bell-  Irving, E. C. Fitz-Herbert, H Brento'n/  J. F. Mather, M. H. Smith, A. ���������D.'Mc-  Eae, C. G,   P.   Fisher, F. -G.   Hudson,  F. E. Ford-Naftel, E. DV Ker, E. Mc-  Gachen, H. I. Bird, E. B. Cameron,  A. V. Waters, Andre������Istel, W. J.  Church, Thos. Steele, W. Hart McHarg  (killed), E. Buscombe (killed), Blaney  Scott,'-"Noel" de P. McEoberts, S. W.  Kindred, J. Parrott; F. O. Ladd, Cecil  Merritt (killed), H. C. Stacey, J.  Simpson, E. E. Matthews, S. Warn, H.  Sinclair (killed). E. . C." Spinks, O.  Watt, F. J.S. Murray, J. S. E. de  Wolfe, R. H. Gale, D. B. Mauley, C.  N. Draper, W.; D. Whitehead.  B. C. E. RAILWAY  IMPROVES SERVICE  MS*  .-������*  Commencing on this coming  Saturday, a new B. C. E. R.  schedule will go into effect which  will make some improvement  over the present service. It has  been stated that owing to business depression and other influences, the service supplied by the  B. C. E. R. over their city lines  is less frequent than ��������� it was a  year ago. This, the B. C. E. R.  deny, and claim they are giving  a substantially increased service  compared with that given* a year  ago.  A comparison of November's  figures, which is the last month  to hand, shows that in 1915, 542,-  390 car miles were run as compared to 521,536 for the month  of November, 1914, and this despite the fact that 342,438 less  passengers- were carried in November 1915.  The changes in the schedule,  which will go into effect on Saturday next, along with; the improvements, are  as -follows:  Fairview Outer Line  Improved,  even  in  rush  hour  service, une   additional car.--  Davie Line  - To avoids crowding which occurs on those Davie cars which  run to 52nd avenue in the evening rush hours, instead of running every third car" to. 52nd,  thus giving an eight-minute service to 52nd avenue, the. Davie  rush hour service -will be a four-  minute service ' as far as 25th  avenue.  Robson Line1  One additional car will be added to the rush hour service.   ,-  Grandview Line  A' three-minute rush hour service is now running on the 4th  avenue GrandviewMine, 'and'to  this service six additional cars  will be added during the evening  rush hours, making what will be  approximately a two and one half  minute service.!  Joyce Road Line  Whereas the service now is ,a  twenty-four minute one, arrangements have been made which  will give a . twelve-minute evening rush  hour service.  Victoria Road Line  This line will be permanently  connected up to run to Stanley  park, and thus avoid some of the  complaints whieh have been received.  Hastings Street Hast Line  In place of the present fifteen-  minute _ slack _hour _service,_ a  twelve-minute service will be run  all day, and a six-minute rush  hour service with the addition  of certain special cars f,rom Cambie street.  Hastings Extension Line  A twenty-four minute all day  service will take the place of the  thirty-minute service now running, and cars will connect with  the Hastings East ears from the  city.  Main Street South Line  T^he twenty   four   minute   service now  being run  will  be  improved to an eighteen minute service during evening rush hours.  Oak-Eburne  Line  The   Oak  street  line will   run  between   Eburne   and Broadway  and in order to meet the wishes  of   a   large _ number  of   patrons  a positive meet will be made at  King    Edward    and   Oa k    with  every  second   Fraser-Shaughnes-  sy car.    V  The above alterations will entail a very heavy additional operating expense to the company,  but are in line with the policy  Avhich the canipany intends to  adopt, and which it trusts will  meet with the support of the  travelling public. The traffic will  be very carefully watched as in  the past, and special cars will be  run, if necessary, to supplement  the ordinary services detailed  above.      '���������'.' ~       .   ���������  j.t. UtTLE  Candidate for  License Commissioner  1916.  ;-x- h.  "���������*   -x-:|  X ,\,t\  ���������" x   XI  Submerging a  Submarine  Submarines are not easy to  handle, and it takes considerable  skill and daring to navigate them  successfully, remarks the London  Spectator. Many people have the  idea that as soon as a submarine  sees an enemy the officer in command gives a sharp order, and  almost before it has left his lips  the submarine is diving beneath  the waves.  As a matter of fact .the very  latest submarines take a clear  five minutes before they can become submerged. Many of. the  older submarines took ten minutes to a quarter of an hour to  sink.  The reason that a submarine  cannot dive quickly, like a fish,  is because the water whieh must  be - let into her tanks to make  her heavy enough to sink must  be let in >, comparatively slowly  If it were let in with a' rush the  chances'are the vessel would go  down on an even keel but would  heel over and be. in great, danger of disaster. If- water, too,'  were let in too quickly there is  a danger of letting in too much,  and in- that case the submarine  would sink like a.stone, to the  bottom of the sea..-  The depth at which a submarine ��������� travels -under the sea is regulated byhorizontafcrudders. The  water that is let.in the ballast  tanks is just sufficient, to, "balance" the' vessel in the seS^with-  out rising or sinking.   .  - ���������, Yote for      *   ,  d. w. f. Mcdonald  Barrister-fit-law, etc.,, ,  FOR ALDERMAN  For WARD 8 for 1916.  The  Candidate   that  make good.  will  -X]  - 'i  '     '   4<J  1        f"  I ,        -'  I, A,  ,    J*   .' v,  Ottawa, Canada x  PRINOLE  if GUTHRIE  Baixiftan and SoUeiton  Clive Pringle. N. O. Ovthrit.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle it % member of the  Bar of British Colombia.. -'  ~ Oitfien Building, Ottawa.  ( -.j  LAND ACT  Vancouver Land District, District of  Coast, Bang* L   .,  ��������� TAKE NOTICE that'" Agnes L.  Clark, of Vancouver, occupation,  housekeeper, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted sixfy  chains north of Northwest corner of  Indian Beserve No. 3, Blunden Harbour, thence ,.80 chains west, thenee  south about 80 chains ta shore Una,  thence easterly along shoreline to In-,  dian Beserve, thence north 80 chains  to point of -commencement.  -Dated July 24th, 1915.  AGNES L.  CIABK,    >  B. O. Clark, Agent.-  '  ������     rJ,.  AROirtI  Premier  Pancake  Flow  Made from CHOICEST  of Wheat Product*.  AGREEAPIE to any  SENSE.  Hie 0NIV Pancake  Plonr MADE w VANCOUVER.  ASK YOUR GROCER  '    *4.)       S  ���������   " "*��������� i -:  *,'- '_ M  I       -  I' I J'"J  xx-v  /-. - -s-1 -?_3  -. ... a,?;l4  SYNOPSIS   OF   COAL  BBOULATJONB  -���������WfiX-  the  Coal mining rights of tbe������i,  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan  Alberts, the Yukon Territory,  North-west Territories snd in a portion of the province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years renewal for a further term of 21 years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased to . one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  the' Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  surveyed territory tbe tract - applied  for shall be staked out by tbe applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  rovalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at tbe  rate-of-five-cents per-ton. _--  The person operating tbe.mine shall  furnish the Agent-with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay th*  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns .phould be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  .Tune,  1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion  Lands.  , W. W. COBY,  Deputy Minister  of the  Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not Jbe paid for.  ���������83,575. *  LEGAL  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL 8  TUjbJ  WEBTJSliN   CAUi  /S=  LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST  SOUTH   VANCOUVERITES  ENLIST  The men of South Vancouver  are responding quickly to the  call issued by the 158th Overseas Battalion, Duke of ConT  naught's Own. _ While the recruiting office was opened only,  last Saturday, already a large  number of men from this district  have enrolled. It has been intimated by Lieut.-Col. Chas.  Milne, O. C, that a distinctly  South Vancouver company of the  158th will be formed so that they  .will retain their individuality as  residents  of  the municipality.  The Z'bastile," the branch recruiting office for the 158th,*located near the Municipal Hall,  opened early this week with  Captain A. G.'Spencer, who returned a short time ago from  the front, in charge. The iniita-  Jion fortress is attracting much  attention r and exerting a magnetic influence exactly opposite  that of the repellant force that  is  usually  associated  with  bat  tlements.     Lieut.   Leslie   is   assisting Captain Speneer.'  The organization of the 158th  is proceeding rapidly now that  the staff is located in permanent  quarters in the old V. A. C. build-  ing, and the force is" growing  larger each day through the efforts of the 0. C. and his officers'and the active recruiting  propaganda which has been organized. A splendid class of men  are being taken on for this unit,  the personnel of which includes  many business men ' apd leading  citizens.  Locate in South Vancouver  Arrangements are being made  by the military authorities for  quartering the men enlisted in  South Vancouver for the 121st  Western Irish in the municipality'  pending mobilization at Queen's  Park. - It is planned to establish  a company base in the district  and make the transfers when the  entire unit has been brought up  to strength.   -  Attention is directed by brigade   headquarters to   the lfact  CIVIC ELECTIONS, WARD V  Your   Vote ' and   Influence  Respectfully Solicited  FOR  G;N. JAMES  ;    FOR 4LDERNIAN  x \        Phone Fairmont 546  that only officers bf ,the~ Canadian Army Medicalr Corps are  permitted to issue certificates of  rejection to applicants for enlistment. Certain practitioners  in this city have been giving letters to patients stating that they  are unfit for active service, it is  stated. This is irregular, the  military authorities point out.  New Appointments  District orders chronicle the  appointment of a number of  local dentists to overseas units.  The list of. those who have been  recently posted is as follows:  Lieut. H. A. Simmons, Hth C. M.  R.; Lieut. E. H. Crawford, 158th;  Lieut. F. L. Thompson, 62nd;  Lieut. E. B. Findley, 121st; Lieut.  H. J. Henderson, 88th; Lieut. A.  J. Thomas, 103rd; Lieut. V. D.  Westcott, 72nd; Lieut. T. H.  Levy,   131st.    <  Announcement is made that  commissioned ranks , has been  granted to Lieuts. E. M. Denn,  G. J. Thomson, W. H. Hayward,  J. G. C. Wood, who are posted  to the 72nd; Lieuts. A. W. Cochrane and Pat Donnelly, to the  6th D. C. 0. R.; Lieuts. J. Scott,  R. A. Henderson 'and R. G. Wood,  104th; and Lieuts. H. T.' Mindgue  and E. H. Crawford, of the Canadian Army Medical Corps.  Lieut. L. H. J. Mincnin, of the  6th D.^C. O. R., is now honorary  captain and paymaster.  CANADIAN  CONVALESCENT  HOME DOING GOOD WORE  X,������  ~. 1   j    y  Sovereign Wafers  Artistic iri design. ���������  PerlecWfinish. '  *   Made in Canada.  Tayfeor^s Co.  ,   ,  X xwwfys&r.'V. /���������.  :���������  Vancouver, p. C.  *< t  ARMSTRONG, MOWUSQN ".'tf CO.  .LIMITED  Public Works Contractors  _   7 Mm& "Office, 8W-te Boww VBflJWiiig" -  Seymowl836  VAN00IJVU& CANADA  Dominion Coal Co.  SOUTH WELLINGTON COAL  DOMINION WOOD YARD  o All Kinds Of Wood Pbone: Fair. ISM  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  t at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 848  Corner Broadway and Main A. P. McTavish, Prop.  WOMEN'S   VOLUNTEER  RESERVE  The classes of the Women's Volunteer Reserve .are beginning to  work again after* the New Year  holidays. New recruits will be  received into the corps upon application to Sergt.rMajor Hines, of  the health department, city haft  or the secretary/1 of the corps,  Miss Dalton, 407, Granville St.  Mrs. Forster., has announced that  the examinations will take place  of the ,firs*t aid voluntary Red  Cross class the latter iiart of this  month.  AN INNOVATION IN  ���������MUNICIPAL m-ANCE  The city'of Calgary has- taken  a new line in ' municipal finance  by placing a loan for $2,00,000 in  New York, tile-security fat,  which is a pledge ot $2,800,000 \rf  back ta^es which are now due iti  penalty 'of sale. The city issues  three-year treasury notes at 6  per, cent. The price at which  they were taken was 97. In a report from the U. S. A. Consul at  Calgary to his government, it is  stated that under the ierms of  the loan all arrears of taxes collected, after- November 21, .1915,  are to be remitted by New York  city monthly and placed in trust  account for the redemption of the  treasury notes; this fund to bear  interest at 4 per cent.  The notes ^ mature .as follows:  $600,000 on December 1., 1916;  $700,000 on December 1, 1917;  $700,000 on December 1, 1918.  The city' reserves the right of  calling in all or any part of the  second and third maturity on December 1, 1916, or interest paying  date thereafter, by giving 60  days'snotice; principal and half-  yearly interest payable in gold,  at the holder's option, in Montreal, Toronto. Calgary or New  York. The offer was made by a  New York firm, and on the understanding that it is to be given  the privilege of securing on the  most favorable terms possible the  ������281,000 to be transferred to  London, England, to pay a like  amount of treasury notes maturing in London on December 30,  1915, and any profit on account  of the favorable rate of exchange  is to go to them.  Not a Hearth-fender.���������Clergyman  (to tattered hobo)���������"Instead of spending your life wandering about the  countryside and sleeping under hedges,  why can not you act like a man and  go out and fight for your hearth and  hornet''���������Punch.  According to Canadian' correspondents who have visited it. the  military authorities are making  good use of the Canadian Convalescent Home ih France. The  home is at present- filled to its  utmost capacity., When the men  leave hospital they are not sent  to England unless rtheir period of  convalescence is going to be a  very long one and they are generally billeted in hotels' until they  are fit to return to the front.  There are a number of men well  enough to leave the hospitals and  make room for others, but they  still need rest, special food, and,  as a rule, massage. It is difficult for them to receive any  individual attention in a small  hotel (practically all the larger  and more modern ones are now  hospitals), and for them the Canadian home, with its trained  nurse and trained masseuse, is  doing wonders.  Mrs.     Christopher     Robinson,  who represents the committee in  England, recently stayed at the  home   for ten  days, and   writes  saying how deeply it is appreciated by the men who are spending their convalescence there and  by the military authorities in the  neighborhood.     She is   charmed  with the   comfortable,   home-like  appearance  of  the home,  which  is bright and attractive without  any extravagance, and is kept in  the  most  perfect  order  by  the  voluntary Canadian staff.      The  whole   organization reflects" the  greatest credit on Mrs. Douglas,  the/superintendent, and her two  original assistants, Miss Tate and  Miss   Burnham,   who    are    still  working with her.,   Mrs. Christopher  Robinson goes   on  tp -say  that   the effect' of  a   few   days  in* the Canadian home as she herself saw, is truly astonishing. The  men arrive.there, weak and run  down, but the wonderful airland  ���������the perfect quiet, combined with  good food and real care, ,help to  build theni up again visibly, and  in a few days they,are so much  improved as to be hardly recognizable.     The   appreciation, and  gratitude felt and shown by the  officers  was   quite    enough,  to  make her realize the great value  and usefulness of the borne more  than  .ever before,   and   to feel  that  the  results achieved,   even  at this early stage, are an abundant reward for all the work and  trouble.        ~  Most of the "men return direct  tb the firing line, but a Canadian  from the west, who had been in  the home, recently arrived home  oh" leave. It is hard "to" realize,  he said, what it means when you  had been through all the noise  and discomfort of the front to  'find yourself in surroundings, as  comfortable and restful as those  at the Canadian home. It was  almost too good to, be true as  it was absolutely quiet, with no  soldiers passing, and nobody  wanting to lionize or entertain  you, but if you did feel like going out and meeting anybody  there were commauding officers  within reach who were kindness  and hospitality itself and always  pleased to welcome you. This  officer was sure that all who had  been with him at the home felt  as he did about it, and they all  got over the effects of wounds  or sickness in a remarkably short  time.  Wednesday, Jantaary ,12, 19K  = CUT FREIGHT RATES  *��������� **-.- v. ii h        a, t  Household "Goods packed and shipped to'all* parts of the -world at a saving  you of from 25 per  cent, to 45 per cent., owing to our improved method  packing and superior shipping facilities.   Tor "Fireproof" Storage, Eemova  in "Car Vans," High Grade Packing, or Shipping at "Cut Rates" see  prompt, reliable and courteous service.  "WE KNOW HOW"  (AMPBELLStORACE fbMPANY  Oldest and Largest in Wester^a-nada  Vhohz Sevmour7360 Offkl 857 Beatty 4$rREEri  Dr. J. W. McINTOSH  Alderman for Ward IV, is a  ���������     - '      /      .  CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION  FOR 1916  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Office Phone:  Seymour  8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture rianufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalaominlng' -  Shop! 1066 Dunsmuir St. Vanoquvar, B.C.  Your Vote and Influence respectfully solicited for  Thomas Duke  ���������AND  Walter Leek  License .  Commissioners  1916  Talk recruiting. That half-million men will be needed.  Cameron, of Toronto, wants to  come west. It looks as though he  were sorry that he jumped his  coast contract, and is fed up with  the showing of the Torontos in  the league down east. The Toronto team had made six starts  and have six losses chalked up  against them. Cameron wired  Lester Patrick offering his services to Victoria, but the Patricks  have a ruling against contract  jumpers which held good in this  'particular case.  Cold Weather Poultry Hints  Give your chickens WABM OHO? mixed with John Bull or Pratt'a  Egg Producer.   Our  special DBY MASH' ia . excellent  to keep fowls  healthy.  MANPE&S 60c per 100 lbs., substitute .for green feed.    -  Shell, Bone, Charcoal, Beef Scr*p, Etc., help to produce JSggg. JCeep  these always before them. '  VERNON FEEP CO.  THESE STORES:  Mount Pleasant,   Phones:   Fair.   186  and Fair. .878.  49tb and Fraser.   Phone:  Fraser  175. '  -  Joyce St., Collingwood.   Phone: Collingwood 153.  R.  Vote For  ALPERMAN  H. GALE  For Ward Six  I -  " The Alderman Hvjw> \n%$ made good."  Employees of the outside service of the Militia Department  at Ottawa run into the hundreds.  Many of them are of military age.  Just how many are qualified for  service and have no particular  obstacles to enlistment will be ascertained by a sort of census  which it to be taken' at once.  Official denial, however, is given  to a report that all who do not  enlist will be dismissed and will  be replaced by returned soldiers.  This would be a forra of. compulsion to which neither the department nor the government have  any intention of resorting.  Your King  you���������now.  and country need  Laird���������Well, Sandy, you are  getting very bent. Why don't  you stand straight up like me,  man1?  Sandy���������Eh, mon,. do you see  that field o' corn over there?  "I do."  "Weei, ye'll notice that the full  heids hang down and the empty  ones stand up."  ~   J  "Jimsen   has   become  firm believer in signs  a very  " remarked Black.  "What caused it?" asked  White.  "Why,' he picked up a horseshoe in front of his house yesterday, and when he went in he  found a note from his wife, saying that she'd run away with  the  chauffeur."  The man who had, made a huge  fortune was speaking a few  words to a class of students at  a business college. Of course the  main theme of. his address was  himself.  "All my success in life, all my  tremendous financial prestige,"  he said proudly, "I owe to one  thing alone���������pluck. Just take  that for your motto, pluck, pluck,  pluck!"  He made an impressive pause  here, but the effect was ruined by  one student, who asked impressively: "Yes, sir, but please tell  us whom did you pluck?"

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