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X>X^wji^i^v^M is  |^X|^X?jB^t^  X!X^ ������������������ ^ Mount  ^x^e^a-nt^-and ser-  v  x vice 6-f;^^t6rd this  ;    ^ whatv^eVp  XX coMtitnjBnciesj  It is the-intention of ;the under-  i ��������� V: v^sijgned, to 8*^ a comprehensive local hews ser-  V^yice, bringing the paper out regularly On Friday  VV.'kJr mopma^J       A:yy"-:;       -A'-: A:- A  yAy^A^.*ya^a!i^a. of interest will be added vi/hich will  .il;c;=,.vv.ii^^f;the'. Western Call a welcome Xisitor^ to  X^:;^eig^dme Jn^Moflht _  r A.J-;'pbn^;[:'Arrr:k :'."'.*'X':v. ���������. VV   ,;.;  X ^djtorially the paper will support all nieas-  ^ures^andi^ibvenients tending to public better-  , ���������went. In polities it will pursue a strictly independent course, supporting measures and men  rather than parties. However,, in a paper of a  strictly local character politics will not necessarily form the greater part of its weekly programme. The Western Call will continue as it  has heretofore, to be a clean, wholesome publication, serving the public to the best of its  ability.  ' McCONNELLS, LIMITED, Publishers.  CAN AGBEEMENT BE ALTERED?  WOULD the City be liable to an action for  damages on the part, of several propei'ty owners  should they decide to locate the site of the  Great Northern Railway Company's depot 100  feet farther south? was asked by Aid. Maln-  tosh at a meetinw of the council on Thursday  last. Aid. Mcintosh was of the opinion that  the city and the company had agreed on the  site, and this had afterward been sanctioned  by the people, neither the city nor the railway  commission had the power to alter the location  of the site. XThis is also the stand taken by  property owners adjacent to the original site.  -/.>City Solicitor Jones wiU likely reply to the  question during the coming week.  IN TAKING OVEJJ the Western Call the new owners feel that some expression of appreciation to Mr. Stevens, the retiring owner and editor, is due to him and his former  readers. , r. . ,  , N , Xi     t    Vi'.", - ������������������        .  Mr. Stevens is, of course, too well known to make necessary any detailed reference to  his career, but sometimes it is opportune to say of a man some of the nice things that are  usually reserved for his demise.   We make, no secret of the fact that the policy of the Call "  will be to give, Mr. Stevens an unstinted political support and" that comes freely from the  hands of the new owners of the paper.    There are, of course, things in the Conservative  policy which Ave do not approve, but there are also things in the Liberal policy which we' .  _do not approve.  Soifar as choice between parties is^ concerned?, the Call regards, them as__.  all pretty much alike and differing only in the class of men who lead or represent them.  So our position is resolved down to men and measures and among politicians we consider  Mr. Stevens very much above the average.  lt was the writer's privilege in 1913, as editorial correspondent of the Sun in the  press gallery at Ottawa, to come much in contact with Mr. Stevens and to learn much  about his standing among the members of the Commons.  No member stands higher.in the estimation of his fellow members than he does, and  tha,t is a crucial test. -If a member of parliament enjoys the respect and esteem of his  fellow members on'both sides of the house, it is proof positive that he has made good.  There is no lack of this kind of proof that Mr. Stevens has made good.  ������ Other .members were envious of his record for "getting things" for his city. One  member said if the parliament buildings hadn't been nailed down, he would have had  them in Vancouver. Howev.er, his record in that matter will be subject for discussion  some other time, and when his record as member for Vancouver is subject to that test,  it will be found to stand up well. \  In the various negotiations preliminary to the purchase of the Western Call, the present  owners found Mr. Stevens candid, straightforward and as good, or better than his. word  in every respect. It can easily be seen that these qualities in the man have made him  successful, both in business'and politics. He is frank and outspoken in his public utterances  as he is in private business. In other words, you always know where he stands, whieh  is a refreshing experience. He does not say one thing and mean, another, nor make  promises with mental reservations. s  Mr. Stevens has demonstrated that ke-is a big mail with, progressive ideas and a wide  vision, and he is making this more evident day by day. x ;���������.--"  AncLso while the Call is thus saying farewell to-him as'owher and editor, it will meet  him coming round the corner as one of his warm supporters, giving him, perhaps a more  effective support than it _ could give him as its owner and editor. X  *< Friday,  December 81, 1915.  mmmmtUmimmmmmmimmmmmmmmm  ROMANTIC BAGDAD  J  Who that has ever read that  wonderful collection of Eastern  tales, "The Arabian Nights Entertainments," with all its enchanting descriptions of Eastern  life,, can ever forget Bagdad, the  centre of most of the stories, and  the home of the famous and best-  beloved of the Caliphs���������Haroun-  Al-Raschid. To this day the Chaldeans, Arabs, Kurds, Persians,  and other races of Mesopotamia,  the "land between the two rivers," speak of the good Caliph,  and also of the terrible storming  of Bagdad in 1259 by the Mon-  '.. gols, who took the city after six  days' fighting, and put the 800,  000 inhabitants to the sword, piling them up into mountains of  dead.  To-day, after almost four hundred years of peace, since Sultan  Murad IV. recaptured it from the  Persians, the ancient city is again  the objective of war, a British  force steadily advancing by water, up ������rom the Persian Gulf, to  the capture of it.  Its Situation  From a distance Bagdad still  appears to be the wonderful eity  of Eastern history and romance.  It is a city of the plains, and  reaches far out on each side Jot  the Tigris, fringed with a fairyland of green, in which innumerable groves of date-palms, olives and fig-trees form thick  fringes. The town is divided into  two parts 'by the, broad, Tigris,  . the eastern' part, founded, by' Caliph Aba Jasfer al Mansur in 763  on the site of a- former;eity* being the real < aneieot -T Pajgdad.  F^om it the Caliphate removed  toward the end of the Eleventh  century to the-west side of the-  river, and, the better class of  the population following. Old  , Bagdad became a sort of suburb,  still inhabited chiefly by the  poor.'To-day, as nigfya thousand  years ago, the ttvo pafcrts are connected by the famous bridge of  boats, and through means of  "gouffahsV or large round wicker baskets (coracles), coated  with bitumen, propelled by native boatmen with infinite dexterity. '<- -  The whole area of the town, on  both banks, is surrounded by a  high and thick wall of brick and  mud, flanked at distances with  towers, many of them dating back  to the times of the Caliphs. The  entire wall is about five miles in  circumference, but a large portion of it encloses gardens and  plantations/of date and fig trees.  Under the wall there is a ditch  of considerable depth, which  may be filled from the Tigris.  A Disappointing Interior  Inside, this most famous and  ancient city of the east is very  disappointing. There are few  towns even in Asia which have  such narrow and winding streets,  farrow, dark, and frequently like  tunnels, the streets of Bagdad  were built to1 keep out the terrible heat, which for weeks at a  time is 125 degrees in the shade.  They are often walled over at  the top with arches of brick, or  mud, straw and poles; and in the  numerous bazaars the booths of  the merchants are arranged along  the sides of these tunnels. Un-  paved and full of holes and heaps  of rubbish, dead carcases, and all  kinds of rubbish, the streets are  genuinely Oriental, and would en  danger the public health were not  the worst removed by the innumerable unowned and half-savage  dogs.   -  the bazaars, where each shop-  keeper is seen squatted on a rug  lief ore his pile of goods, and tha  great Arab market-place, are just  as busy and picturesque as they  were 600 years. jLgg*.:vrhen $jie fa  mous mediaeval traveller? Marco  Polo, stayed in Bagdad- and sent  home gold-woven shawls a'hd other rarities to his friends in Ven-  We give you best value in Groceries, 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.  ice.  Ms  I  9SS9M  ,1   fl*       ���������J ���������  TRUST; P9MEAW CHAKGES  Charge* for Trust Compan* Wrvice are ntoaliy tbe same sa would  be allowed for ���������imflair-sefaee-fry tea individual -. ������n������ey are never  more. Tnwt Company service excels tbat rendered by individuals,  not in expense, but in effectiveness.  North We������t Trwt Co wnany, Uroite4  * a. e. morgan, prju&pbnt  1  809 RICHARDS 8TRBRT.  YB.QTSE, fttnr. 7467  ,*  The Picturesque Inhabitants  As picturesque are the crowds  of Bedouins, camel-drivers, Jews,  Turks, -Chaldeans, Kurds, .Persians, and other races making up  the very mixed population of the  city of Haroun-Al-Baschid.  The Jews are usually distinguished by having their red caps  fitting close to the head with only  a yellow kerchief tied around  them. Kurds are easily picked out  by means of their turban of silk  with stripes of blue, red and  white, and its fringe of. knotted  strings. Arabs, with their wide  sleeveless cloaks, black or white,  with a wide stripe of blue, brown  or red, and their singular headdress of a coarse silk" and cotton  shawl striped red and yellow,  folded triangularly upon the head,  and tied around with thick  brown worsted; Turks, in their  loose flowing robes of muslin or  silk, with wide cloaks of broadcloth, and red cap tvith its blue  tassel - wound around . ' with  white muslin; Christian Chaldeans, . dressed the same, but  white turbans; Persians in their  curly black conical caps, , high-  heeled slippers, and robes of  green or blue; these and many  other Eastern races are' the figures that, on horseback or on  foot, fill the streets.  s  eiy  2152 Main.   Oor.   6th  FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT  .EXTENSION   OF   LOCAL  IMPROVEMENT PAYMENTS  .1  Cheap^lectric Power  For Manufacturing  The experience of manufacturers who have adopted tho  electric drive proves that it means maximum results ar  minimum cost. We furnish power to the customer for 24  hours a day; 363 days in the year.  Business sagacity demands the use of electric power  because it is more efficient, it ih cleaner, it is more convenient, and it is not only economical in itself, but affords  unexcelled opportunities for the practice of economy in  operation.  CARRALL AND HASTINGS STS.  Phone Sey. 5000 1138 Oranvllle 8t., near Davie  BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED; IN VANCOUVER  .        By :;;',;;^\';'x;x',;/;"-'  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goolds and the Money." '  Premier Bowser has announced that the government will sanction the extension of the time  tor the repayment of local'im-  proyement charges oil' fourth  avenue and Broadway west. .Aid.  Gale,, who energetically .^pressed  the matter'in council tlh go be  '   x  fore the   government  and  see������  the necessary permission to' enable the city,to give the desired  relief, at, the last meeting of the  council desired to give notice bf  a bylaw to fix the extension period in respect to- Fourth Avenue  and JJroadway west but as the  meeting was a special one called  for a specific purpose, tfhe senior alderman for Ward Six had  to. defer action until Monday's  meeting of council.    .  Training, not uniform, makes  the soldier.  True humor is always sweet  and clean. "Wit may be these,but  humor must be.  John Christie, driver for one of  P. Burns & Co's. auto-trucks, met  instant death shortly before one  o'clock yesterday afternoon when  the machine which he was driving turned turtle at the intersection of Pender and Georgia Sts.  The truck was being driven east  on Georgia street, and when  crossing the car tracks the front  axle broke. The two-ton machine  turned over pinning the driver  beneath it. The accident was witnessed by several pedestrians who  rushed to Christie's aid. The  truck was soon pried off him,  but a brief medical examination  proved life to be extinct. The  remains were removed to tbe undertaking parlors of Nunn, Thomson & Clegg, and an inquest will  be held today. A wife and one  child survive deceased, who reside at 1923 Keefer St.  THE UNCENSORED TRUTH  Miss Helen Keller and other  blind persons in the United  States are obtaining uncensored  news from the capitals of belligerents. These newspapers, published for the blind in London,  Paris, Berlin and Vienna, according to Miss Keller, are not censored beeause they are printed in  shorthand Braille, a point type  used for the blind, which the  censors are unable to read.  Through the medium of these  journals in the Braille system  what is probably the most authoritative article on Germany's  lack of food; has reached this  country. For the first time it is  revealed that every man, woman  and child in Germany, is living  on slender rations, doled -arot by  weight, \ determined ~ on after a  conference of chemists, scientists  and physicians in Berlin.  "The journal wbich brings the  information is Pie Neue Zeit, or  The New Time, a Socialist publication for the blind; issued in  Berlin.  *' These uncensored accounts of.  conditions in the warring countries tell me the true sentiment  among the working people and  the intolerable eonditions that  surround them," said Miss Keller. "Their hearts are almost at  the breaking point."  "  Miss Keller made this explanation to show how she obtained  information concerning the war  disclosed in a speech made recently  on  preparedness.  '" VI  Phone Seymour 8171  stored  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  <  N ��������� on hand.  BUGGIES, WAQONS, Etc.  Leather of all kinds:    Horse Clothing.  ���������  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE AND RETAIL.  1  A Whole Loaf  of Health arid  Strength (or  YOU.  Full  Pound  Loaf  SHELLY'S WRAPPED BUTTER-NUT BREAD  combines tbe food values whieh make strength  and health. Made pure and clean, baked pore  and clean.  BUTTER .NUT  BREAD  is the best and least expensive food vou can  serve daily on your table. Delivered fresh daily by phoning Fairmont 44, or , INSIST on  BUTTER-NUT at your store. Coimea in sanitary waxed wrappers.  Shelly Bros; Bake Ovens  ���������Bakers of the popular 4X Bread.'     Fair. 44.-  MUSIC  -; '   * ���������' ���������? ������������������ *    .       ��������� '    .  . -> i -    ���������.  i  * <    ,   m .( ,  Excellent ' Christmas l services  were conducted at Mount Pleasant Pre8b;HeMim'Vhurcbl*a8t J?**:'  day, when the' Rev.-~A. JB*������ Mitchell delivered an ,.able discourse  oA "The Great Piscov%-'':The  clioir, under the dtwetfew lot Jjff.  Jj. R. Bridgman, offered an excellent musical programme^which.,  included the singing of the ������al-.  lelujah Chorus from Ee������del'a  "Messiah."'  An Irishman was going along  the ' road when an angry1" hull  rushed at him and tossed him over  a fence. The Irishman, recovering from the fall, upon looking  up, saw the bull pawing and tearing up the ground, as is the custom of the animal when irritated,  whereupon he smiled at the ani:  mal and said: "If it was not for  your bowing and scraping and  your humble apologies) you brute  faith, I shauld think that you'df  thrown me over this fence on purpose. " n  Premier  Pancake  kmr  Ktlt hm CHOICEST  e\ WM MtfM.  AGRPPAM.& \e m  WIS*. 4.?-  TlrOlVI'TrtwctM..  floor MAP* in VAN-  com*-  m  ASK YOUR GROCER  It usually, helps toward real  victory to have a-few prelimin-,  ary defeats. - ''  Don't try to dazzle people with  your brightness. Automobile headlights are sometimes a nuisance.  TRAINING   FOR   THE FRONT  XX. ���������  ;ity,= <Ui>  y~^X������XX -_*j -.-*>_ Jul*.* t:  WI   ~     V}  '"X ���������****"> *.*****��������� f    ������..*,  ���������I#^,V^0..j) M j,,. y-._, ^   ^  ��������� Friday, December 31. 1915.   .  X  "j?;**.---'* X .*  Ji.    .tI-Y^.H"-,- ^,. '^jy  j>  ~4������������>4ftlM^. ,*. <-  x.    "X"' "    -  . l^ii-tK^ii^.^. ^ ^..j.., j .^ I     _ _,  I       V" 1  THE ^HURUHRB * ""  Christinas Music  I Christmas, coming on Saturday this  1 year made the Special Sunday -musie  [services in the churches all the more  (appropriately a continuance of 'the  [general festivity and most fittingly  marked the occasion with 'a BoleAm-  jity suited to a time, when so-many,  ioi the flower of our manhood and youth  [are so cheerfully leaving their houses  j to fight for the Christian cause of  1 freedom.  The Christmas services at St; An-f  ! drew's church, both morning and evening, were of an exceptionally fine character. After a discourse entitled "The  1'Christmas Message," delivered, by  Rev. E. D. McLaren, the ehoir, under  Mr. Frank Wrigley's leadership, sang  the anthems, "Glory to Qod in the  Highest," "O, Come Redeemer of  Mankind," and "The' Heavens Are  Telling." The carols "Good King  Wenceslas" and "The First Nowell"  were also sung.  In the evening an i organ recital by  Mr. Wrigley * began at 6.45 o'clock.  The pastor, Rev; Dr. Wilson, conducted the service, and in place of  ;the service, the cantata, f'Qtar of  'Bethlehem,"1 was rendered in an im-  pressive manuer by a mixed choir of  ninety-six voices, assisted by" Mrt.  Herbert Wood, soprano; Mrs. F. T.  * Chambers, contralto; Mr. Sween 'it.'-  Campbell, tenor; and Mr. Hamilton'  Earle, bass; all of whom took the solo  parts  with  telling  effect.  Applying Haman Standards  , The coyote was on trial for cowardice. "I admit I am a coward at  heart," said the defendant to the  jury, "but .you must remember that  my cry has struck terror to the hearts  of more tenderfeet than the cries of  all your brave animals. Therefore, ac-  ' cording to the human doctrine of Get-  i ting Results, I am the bravesi animal  in the  world."  The other animals were so much impressed with the coyote's lino <jf "reas-  , cning that they established him at the  Jiead of a   correspondence   school' in  '"' bluffing.  11 ���������     f       '!)'   1*   'L II      , ' .    ,r  Outturn  ^rbdiK!������UmV S     V  . Hithertt������ Jfche. yrpd-^ctio^ of radium  has been largely art Austriah'moriopoly.  .The government mines are at Joach-  msthal; while large quantities of  crude uranium ore were purchased  from England, the bulk coming from,  the1 dump-h&ps of; the Cornish tin-  mine*. .THe % final reduction, however,  was carried out both in Germany and  ������>adce 'jts well as in Austfia. Some  time ago Great Britain embarked  upon the industry, and has refined' a  certain quantity of the precious mineral! . tThjB' war haa yirtually cut off  supplies of foreign.radium from Great  Britain; ^rhieh is now dependent on her  own resources. The Scottish venture  ia due to the enterprise and energy  of. a Glasgow metallurgical chemist,  Mr. John 8. MaeA-thur, who baa established his factory within easy  reach of Loch Lomond. The founder  of this latest industry, who has familiarized himself with the problem*  of his -task, has been carrying out experiments with a small plant, and has  trained a small staff of men for the  work. The extraction and refining of  radium from the erode ore is a prolonged and" delicate operation, the material having to pass through about"  -fifty processes.. The proportion of radium per ton of .finest ore is about  ten milligrammes,, so that the j-ield  cannot be described as heavy; but as  the world's' annual production of this  rare radioactive agent is only about  thirty grammes, it will be seen that  there are great possibilities for the  new industry. It is anticipated that  the Scottish plant will' be able to turn  out about six grammes per year. It is  also intended to work upon the production of radium, fertilizer as 'Well  -as the by-products, uranium and vanadium, since these articles are in demand, the last-named more especialy,  as the market for vanadium steel, of  which vandium forms a component, is  increasing rapidly.  Old Maid (showing rare coins)���������  This coin was made in 1700.  The Brute���������Why didn't you.spend  it when it  was  newf���������Froth.  ���������**_.  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  9���������*  =NEVE$AGA1N=  SUCH SACRIFICES  .J*.i    tf'V  *X i      .  VQfB  Fourth Avenue Carline���������35f 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���������Fine high lot, near 17th Avenue and Laurel St.,  assessed  at  $300, for $90.00.  Point Grey���������33 ft. lot on the hill near 22nd and Dunbar  St., a great,, buy at $350.  Fairview���������50 it. 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 bill, 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 "^iver Ave. and Gilley  Avenue on tbe hill, fine view, southern exposure, for  $225.00, _-   _  ACREAGE  Burnaby���������2.35 acreB 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  IVV^acrep;for.$700.00./; ' - '."-.X-X'  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under,  cultivation.   CoBt $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 oh 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.  Burnaby���������13-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  BOUSES  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, panhelled walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.   . 'X  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. lotr on 10th Ave., the best part, a  V $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. Sellnow for $6,000  ���������������������������.-.  on terms. .  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St West Phone .Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance .and Mining  , "Tke Birth of a Nation" v  * T%������_ Jiigljes^-peakf of Raited ������iates  history, .are touched in" the thrilling  historical photodrama, 'The Birth of  a Nation,' now playing at the Avenue  Theatre. David W. Griffith's most  extraordinary achievement shows, with  vividness of detail, how slavery'<. was  introduced into the Southern States,  the causes which led to the war of  secession, and tbe later signing of  peace at the Appomattox onrt House.  The film.portrays the death of Lin-,  coin, the- consequent miseries attendant upon the reconstruction of the  nation, and particularly the" restoration of the r South to its own. -'  . Inside the small space of 12,000 feet  of film, Mr. Griffiths has successfully  produced a thrilling, plausible 'and  dignified presentment of national upgrowth. The story is based on Thomas  Dixon's  romance, 'The Clansman.'  Eighteen thousand people were employed in the taking of these historical pictures. The battle scenes were  actual duplicates of several Civil War  conflicts. The pictures show Lincoln  among his counsellors making his famous appeal for volunteers, Generals  Grant and Lee shaking hands at Appomattox, the assassination of President Lincoln by John Wilkes Booth,  along with the famous rides of the  Ku-KluxKlan.  Altogether it is a masterpiece.  "BRINCHMG  UP FATHER"  When the historian of the future  comes to write the story of the present  period, he will, no doubt, regard the  rogue of the moving-picture and the  series-picture as one of the important  social symptoms of the time. Almost  every issue of every daily paper of a  popular character has at least one instalment of the history of Mutt and  Jeff or Happy Hooligan or the Hatzen-  jammer Eids^ With a lot of mere  slap-stick humor, there is a good deal  of genuine fun and skill in some 'of  these series. Among the very best of1  them is "Bringing Up Father," by  George McManus. The;figure of the  democratic little Irishman, with his  plebein taste for beer and lots of it,  and his >utter refusal to be educated  socially, has achieved a wide popularity. As a result he has' been put  on the stage and made the centre of  a musical farce, where' he is just - as  funny as in the cartoons "of Mr. McManus.  "Bringing up Father" proves to,be  a bit from, the very start. This is  due, in large measure, to the perfection  with 'which Joee B." Cain and ,Lida  Kane t4ke:the parts , of Jiggs.,Ma-t  honey, ;'������jprtji������r,;'ft aud,hia wife. Mr.  Cain looks the' part Md plays It wi*  no endvof-nerve and cfclor.. Robert  J^Rteeyrtis Oswald/the batter, is'another Important- factor in tbe iun of  the piece. Tbe costuming and staging  ire' unusually good. Altogether"this ia  one of the most attractive popular  priced shows to be seen in a 'long  time.  Tint Olan/fthM   Bspairin*   Onto*  Promptly pone.   Open Until 8 ma,  Pbone Fairmont 8006 ���������'  P. j. PARK  Men'a Rubber Heels, 50c Special Bub-  ber Heele foe French Lady's Heel, 40c.  Any  Shoes  Dyed   Black.  2246 ^Uin St..,,      Vancouver, B, O.  BOUEASSA: NO MARTYR, NO  HERO  asem  ���������  mmm  3  t'    *--  k  >'X."-v-..X . f).     *���������,<���������>   .o  y j. f    Z-z1*   ���������  OUR RRTURNBD SOLDIBRS  Tha Work of tbe Canadian patriotic  Fund and tlie Soldiers' Conuntarion  The establishment of the Soldiers'  Aid Commission for Ontario, of which  the secretary is Mr. C. N. Cochrane,  parliament buildings, Toronto,' is the  first result of the report recently issued by the Hospitals Commission, and  the forerunner of other*.  Each soldier is interviewed at Que-.  bee by a representative of tbe Food  and a confidential report sent by the  latter to the patriotic committee of  the town to which tbe soldier is going. This serves the two-fold purpose  of protecting' the Fund against the  greedy or unscrupulous and of giving  tbe local committee information that  is helpful in finding employment for  the deserving. Not every man who returns to Canada wearing His Majesty's uniform is included io the latter  category, but the great majority have  done their duty in the fullest degree.  To the latter: it has been the privilege* of the Fund to present a small  badge bearing the words, "For service at the Front.": The men who are  wearing these badges are the worthiest  citizens that we can acknowledge.  Like charity, that badge should be allowed to cover a multitude of sins.  The work, that the Canadian Patriotic Fund can do for returned soldiers,  however, is limited by Act of .Parliament, and it has been specifically  enacted that no assistance can be  given by the Fund to "any person  who is in receipt of any gratuity, pension or'allowance paid by His Majesty  or by any foreign government in consequence of incapacity or death occurring as aforesaid." Partly on this account and largely because the pensions  and gratuities paid to incapacitated  men are oft-times; admittedly inade-  qute, it has been necessary to establish a Hospitals Commission and Disablement Fund. The officials of the  latter, in their report to the Federal  Government, recommended among other  measures, that provincial commissions  be formed for the purpose of supplementing these pensions either by monetary grants or by free training in  various trades. The. Soldiers' Aid Commission of Ontario, as we have said  above, is the first step in this direction. Already it has announced its intention of mobilizing the manufacturers of Ontario, and we do not doubt  that the process will be facilitated by  the manufacturers themselves. Others  also will be asked to lend their aid in  discharging a great national duty and  there is every prospect that in Canada  at least the traditional tragedy of the  returned soldier will have no place.  Henri Bourassa is scarcely the  stuff out of which is made ei-  ther, (the martyr or the hero. To  hiinself he .may be the one, and  to some of his Nationalist admirers he may be the other, but in  the part he is playing in the national life of Canada he has neither the outlook of a statesman  nor the unselfish devotion of a  patriot.  Bourassa played false with Liberalism, of which at one time he  professed to be an adherent, and  he rwas rejected. Then the Conservative leaders in Quebec and in  Ontario took his pledges, but  they played false with him. Bril-  liafat though he is, and not devoid  either of capacity or of personal  merit, he stands today distrusted, by those among whom he  might have been a leader, and  disowned by those who used him  for their own party ends. He  cannot succeed in Canadian statesmanship, because, like the ill-  fated Wolsey, all the ends he  aims at are hot his country's, his  God's, and truth's. He falls, but  not a blessed martyr; rather is  he a victim of his own vanity  and 'petty ambitions.  The trouble with Bourassa is  that, as, a French-Canadian, he  poses as defender of. the rights  of the minorities ijpi the Provinces  of Canadat but ���������as a Nationalist  he ctenies the duty of Canada to  join with Britain ins defence of  the rights and liberties of the  wronged'and slaughtered rainori  ti$- *mongi ithe pations; ot., $nr  ope./ He is right in holding thai  ajl true" Nationalism Jn. Canada  is involved in the defence of  every just right and every true  liberty of all the little peoples  that make up the nation. But he  is wrong, utterly and blindly  wrong, in holding that true Can  adian Nationalism, involved as  it is in tbe larger Internationalism of all the free British nations, can preserve neutrality,  either of mind or of armed force,  so long as Belgium and Poland  and Serbia, the little peoples of  F<urope, are robbed of. all rights  and liberties by the brute-despot of the world.  Bourassa does not see that the  world is forevermore too small  for. any nation to stand alone  Anything that calls itself Nation  alisni, and at this crisis time re  pudliates all the vital claims of  the:Internationalism of the world,  majr have a name to live, but is  dtJid. It is not a principle, it is  a ppse. The man Mho champions  it can scarcely be worth sup-  presp'ng.'V' Canadians of French  descent, even though two year*  ago they followed Bourassa,  show themselves more worthy of  their race in repudiating him, as  his first lieutenant, Oliver Asso-  iin, has already done. He is not  the stuff out of which martyrs  and heroes are made.���������Toronto  Globe. -       '  The Telephone  will take you  Quickly  1    The telephone is the short cut.   It  will  take you anywhere, in a moment;      .   /  Whether the objective point is in town,  in the province, on anywhere   along   the  the coast, it's all the same.  ������ .'  Every telephone is a long distance tele-  , phone, and one place is as near as another.  Day or night, any kind of weather, the  telephone is always in service.  t '     ^  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited  ES  r  A teacher in one of the primary grades of the public school  had noticed a striking platonic  friendship that existed between  Tommy and little Mary, two of  her pupiis. Tommy was a bright  enough youngster? but he wasn 't  disposed to prosecute his studies with much energy, and his  teacher said that unless he stirred himself before the end of the  year he wouldn t be promoted.  "You must study harder," she  told him, "or you won't pass.  How would you like to stay back  in this class another year and  have little Mary go ahead of  you?" "Ah," said Tommy, "I  guess there will be other little  Marys."  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd,  ENGINEERS,   MACfelOTSTS  IKON * STEEL FOUKDEES  619 Sixth Aye. West  'r   "l J J,  Vancouver, B. C.  ~: (Sv. ������'������v  -> I.    v"  ���������O.   X   ','/   "1  t '  XX  i  f  J.D.  MAYORALTY CANPIPATP  Solicits your vote  *  and influence.  THE MAPLES  ��������� tt^^     W*^^S^*^ ^^^9^^9  Sir Robert Borden, it will be  remembered, planted maple seeds  on the graves of Canadians killed in Flanders.  Twenty years  hence,  when the  last trench has crumbled,  And Time has lifted Belgium  from her knees,  The wind that cools her hills and  stir her cornfields.  Will sing through maple trees.  And the old peasant, resting by  the roadside,  "Will pause beneath their shade  with lowered head.  Holding  the groves as   dedicate  and sacred  To our all-hallowed dead.  Since here shall lie, far from the  land they died for,  "Where they had fallen in the  battle's heart,  Thousands   of -heroes,  nameless  but immortal.  Forever set apart.  Though they   may slumber  in a  foreign country,  Nothing shall break their rest  or trouble them,  For   stately   emblems   of   their  great Dominion  .Will sigh with requiem.  ���������Captain Harwood Steele.  If England should put forth  supreme effort in the coming  year, and Russia should obtain  sufficient equipment for her men,  it seems to us that Germany  would be brought to the ptiss  of urgently seeking terms of  peace well before the end of  1916.���������American Review of Reviews.  "���������i "'"X-'l  XX?$1  :XHf  ���������>-jri--av;-_  The Western Call wishes its  readers and friends a Happy  New Year.  Pbone 8������ymour 9086  One Is Apt  at   tlmm  to   be  forgetful, bat  don't forget tbat  A Deposit Box  in our SAFETY VAULT will  protect your valuable*, documents, heirlooms, etc., from  FIRE or BUBOLABT for one  yew for  $2 50  We cordially invite you to  inspect mom  DOW FRASER  TRUST CO.  123 HASTINGS STBEET W. THE WESTERN  CALL  _(_*_i*MM__BB_MtiaiH|MiNtMMiaM  I    I  THE WESTERNCAtL  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  BY THE '     ^  McCONNELS, PUBLISHERS,   LIMITED    ,  (Incorporation Being Applied For)      *  >  HEAD OFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.  SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 butside Canada.  THE MAYORALTY  THERE IS NO DEARTH of candidates for  the Mayoralty this year, there being at this  writing four in the field, Messrs. J. D. McNeill.  Aid. McBeath, Martin and Hepburn, with Aid.  Kirkpatrick and Kirk still to hear from.  The process of se^ction with many electors  will be by elimination. Of the last two in the  field, Martin and Hepburnj there should be no  question of their unsuitability for Mayor. Either  of them would be a serious infliction upon the  city. ,  There   is   nothing   iii   Mt.  Martin's record  or capabilities that stamp him as the man wanted  for mayor next year.    . The public' is : getting  tired of Mr. Martin and his never-ending em  broilmentB with everyone with whom he comes  in contact.   With Mr. Martin in the chair next  year we would have many- spectacular quarrel-  lings and little :done.   Vancouver   has a   good^  ���������v deal of business to transact next year that wil1  require the  cool sagacity ef  a  good- business  - head, which is not to be found under Mr. Martin's hat.   Mr. Martin who himself is now more  ^   or less of. a joke would ^Qnly make a burlesque  of the mayoralty- niext'ye.a'r."  XI'       - " X-  As for Mr./Hepburn, that gentleman's re-  -  cord in the council .does.adt recommend'him to  the electors^  He and he alone, was responsible  ]JitoT the cityneedle^tt/wasting 125,000 on the  '' police court  house,  snd he> too, was respon-  ; c sible for the botch whictwas^ made <>f the plans.  I , ~*B������ connection V M$l,: %��������� JiflW ^business,  X ^oiiid'Be senousljr considered by electors who  - wish to see the license regulations impartially  and thoroughly, carried out.J Mr. Hepburn is the  owner ot a hotel property on Gianville street,  which biinf$tym;&(tentfli of '$600 a month,  because it is a licensed-premises.  x'Tbe  city's   charter prevents,a  hotel-keeper  '   Irpm bej^a^mej-alJer of ffoe council.  We' can-  " I pot see much difference between- an owner who  -. $m paid $600 a month, and' the tenant who does  ^IWe paying..As Mayor bf the city Mr.  Hepburn would be^'chairman of the license  board '  which is  an immoral position for anyone  interested in a license to occupy;, 7- .,,;  ;   'Outside of these.things Rx;A^d.<Hepburn.is  not a desirable personality to have, in the city  , hall.  He is domineering, carping, fault-finding  and tyrannical in the- exercise of his authority, .  - He is detested by everyone* over whom he has  'J any authority.   This" is riot conducive to  good  results in a working staff, and the city is just  as much interested in the efficiency of the city  hall staff as a business concern is in that of its  own staff.  Of the other two gentlemen, Aid. McBeath  and Mr. McNeill, both have experience and good  records in the council and either of them would  make a  good  mayor.  As for Martin and Hepburn * there are many  reasons why they should not be elected and  very few why they should. Of the latter the  chief one concerns themselves only���������because they  want it.  -'-r-  Coiumenting on a characteristic German propaganda article in a neutral country, Mr. Hil-  laire Belloc criticises tlie statement that "the  German Empire alone was prepared to pat in  the fieldX total of .12,000,000 men...     '        ;  It is''generally agreed that a nation is able  to mobilize about one-tenth of its population, and  Belloc admits that when the effort is extended  to a second year and when a supreme effort  '���������is'"made, and a few elements not-quite desirable  are introduced, you may just reach 12. per' ceiit.  Twelve millions of men for Germany, however,  means over 17 per cent., and it would include  children, elderly men, invalids, lunatics, crip-  pes, biind and paralytics. XThe French General  Staff have calculated somewhat over 8,000,000,  this calculation being based upon the knowledge  of k what they can-themselves. do,'with a population at least as healthy.  Amateur   decorators   are'', very often tl careless  with   their   brushes, which should  never be   allowed to  dry while any paint is on them.      If.  they harden they can never be properly cleaned  afterwards, x- V     XX-,.- x--XXXx -       ���������������������������  The Western Call's Gallery of Candidates for  Municipal Honors.  FOR MAYOR  Walter Hepburn���������Contractor, native of Quebec,  '  - Commenced life work as carpenter's appren-  )      tice,   1876.   Came   to   British   Columbia   in  1894.   Served in council from 1910 continU-  .   .   ously except one year.   He resigned in.March,  " 1915 to contest mayoralty. Defeated by Mayor Taylor, majority 1100. Chairman;v<bf the  Finance Committee, 1913 arid 1914.  Malcolm McBeath���������Born in Bruce County, On-1  tario in 1880. Cariie to Manitoba in l89"2iV  Commenced life ais printer's devil iriV1894.  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  1 ���������'������������������>.'.    ���������     ���������  ��������� ���������-. ���������������������������������������������  Co.   Three years in lumber camps of Michigan.   Came   to British   Columbia   in   1890.:  Engaged in lumbering in Victoria/InVancouver  since   1897.- Elected  to city council  in 1912 and has served several terms.  LICENSE COMMISSIONERS  T. Glendon Moody, D.D.S.���������Native son, born in  Victoria, 1875. Graduate dentist 19Q2.  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. ^ .  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  coun-  ..   cil for -Ward V. since 1913.  Friday,   December 31, 1915.  ^^X*';'  '���������^7r���������^.jaitiff,i^pf,iffd3Wiy a utaaa..  _sssa? saw 4  ^^^ssmmia'  ���������"���������*-<-.o  -��������� -X������v  '���������"J^E"'." '���������  Empress of Bussia, Now Released from Naval Service  CITY GETS LARGE ADVANCE  .CANDIDATES. BEWARE!  ^CANDIDATES for civic honors, bewarel-Do  not, extend the proverbial election~Miglad hand"  either, in the polling station or within 150 paces  therefrom on election day;'else the city treasury  will be - augmented 1p the'tunejtf twenty dollars  and' costs. The law.-in'.1 regard to loitering  around polling stations, %s provided in .the 'city  charter, -will*- be rigidly enforced'.#his year, tlie  council having taken a definite stand regarding,  such practices some itime ago.  X       ���������  For the inrfomatiori of candidates and public  alike, City Clerk McQueen' has Had sections of  the city charter printed dealing with tbe matter. It is also stipulated that no person shall'  loiter or remain in the vicinity of th$ polling  booth or within fifty paces thereof.' Any person so remaining, after having been requested  by a police constable to move away, will be  liable to a fine not exceeding 20, or in default,  "ten days."  ROOM FOR MORE UNITS  THAT THERE was still plenty of available  room at aHstings Park, sufficient* if necessary,  to quarter two more units, was the statement  made "at" a meeting of the Exhibition Committee  on Thursday.  The discussion arose over the announcement  that the Bantam Battalion under command of  Lieut.-Col. Powley, would be recruited at Vic-,  toria. The chief reason advanced lor the station-.  Capital City Council had offered to build a baring of the, Bantam Unit in Victoria was that the  racks'for the battalion, .hut.in the. ease of. Vancouver it was different, there were plenty of  available buildings which would be quite suitable, including about half of those at Hastings  Park, while the nevy immigration building at  the foot of Burrard street might.also be used. V  The   opinion has   been   expressed that the  Bantam  Battalion  would   have   been quartered  here if the City Council, Board ofTrade  and  other public bodies had energetically cooperated;,  to bring it here.   ���������    X   ���������  M.anager Rolston, of the Exhibition Associa.-  tion> was instructed to provide Mr. H. II. Stevens, M. P., with full details of the buildings at  Hastings Park which might be used for military  purposes.  British local authorities have been notified  by''the War-Office that owing to the demand' for  benzol and toluol for the manufacture of explosives it lias been found necessary .to require  gas undertakings throughout the kingdom to  extract these constituents from their gas,; thereby in some cases affecting the illuminating power-,  oi. the gas and its calorific power.  It 'is urged by the war office that municipal  councils should do everything in", their power to  prevent attacks-on gas undertakings owing to  possible deterioration of the gas supplied, and  that this could best be done by ceasing to test  gas altogether, or by preventing results of the  test  being made public.  ALDERMAN McBEATH, chairman of. the  finance committee, announced at a special meeting of the city council on Thursday that he had  Varranged; to borrow from the city's bankers  $900,000 at the interest rate of 6 3-4 per cent.  This amount will be Used td set up sinking fund  balances. Of this amount $343,000, which was  recently -borrower on the security of local * improvements, will be repaid. ��������� By this repayment  bonds hypothecated with the bank as security  will be released and sold to the sinking fund  By this, transaction the requirements of the city  charter in connection with setting up the' sink  ing fund balances >by the end of each year will  have been- fulfilled.  To Neffect the purchase the city will have to  hypothecate all this year's tax arrears, aggre  gating about $1,700,000.  TBE CAR FARES  THE    BRITISH    COLUMBIA  . ELECTRIC  Railway announces   the   discontinuance   of tbe  tango tickets-after-January 1.   The new tickets will sell for 6 for 25 cents instead of 8 for  f j}5c, but. they will carry transfers and be gdoisl"  ' on :the owl cars.     X    '       '   '  ��������� " .0$ course the. British Columbia Electric Rail-  |l"way> no doubt, understands its own business,' but  * to us it looks as if this step will tend to increase  the use of the jitneys.   It might be^ pointed out  to tbe British Columbia Electric that much of  the  passenger  traffic  they have  been  gettiug  lately has been solely because of the savings  .effected by  the public  in  using  tango  tickets  over paying a straight five cent fare to the'jitneys.   The reduction in the service has caused  many long waits and increased the temptation  to use the'jitneys.   People often are forced to  take a jitney when they would rather ride -in,  the cars. ,If that is the case where there is a  decided economy in using the cars,  the  result'  1 is easy to see when the economy becomes negligible. 1  The jitney traffic is a disturbing element and *  a difficult problem to deal with. It carihotgive  a,full service to the public, yet it is proving  a serious handicap to an organization that can  give a proper service. The jitney competition  will inevitably result" in a very inadequate and  unsatisfactory transportation service to the public. The jitneys are the second stool between  which and the handicapped tram service,^ the  public is going to fall down. ,  Unfortunately the tram 'company hasnot always earned the good.will of the public, and th**-  jitneys arrived just in time to ride in on a  w^ve of public resentment against it. The jitney cannot, and never will provide a proper  public transportation system, and its existence  can only be a menace to a-system whieh not  only can, but oyer which the city can exercise  a ^measure of control to, provide adequate service. ���������'��������� -'''"������������������ ' x "'_��������� ..'."'"'X  The city council for 1916 should make an  honest effort to dispose of this question in. the  public interest. The British Columbia ElectrifV"  'Railway and the jitneys should be called upon  . either to give the entire city a good service for-  reasonable charges or get out and leave the  franchise to some one who will. If it is shown  that the jitneys are causing inconvenience to the'  vast majority of citizens who do not or could  not use them,'- then it is tip to the city to deal  with them accordingly. If the jitneys, are regulated out of business it should be on the understanding-.-; that the British Columbia Electric  Railway give a substantial undertaking to provide- an'"adequate, service' at reasonable rates.  THE NEW YEAR  '-. ' When", blankets, become old and thin, have  them washed, put .two or three together and  ��������� Cover'-.them "with''cheap sateen to make quilts.  Button the quilts here and there,. in mattress  fashion, to keep them in shape and finish off  with a neat frill.of" sateen. ������������������..'..       X  A miracle touched me at twelve, for behold, I  saw \   %  The New Year rise- as a young god in might,  No child was he with hesitant, timid feet,  But a grown joy, wrapped in the raiment of  pure delight.  And his eyesn most gracious and tender, were  bent on mine;   '  In his hands h'e caught my hands, while clarion  clear  His golden, rapturous, confident tones rang forth  "Comrade, hail! For I am the New, New Year.  Comrade, hail!   The pulse of the-world's astir  Under the snow, and the ancient  doubts are  ',   dead., ��������������� -*....-   ,., v  Freedom,  achievement, wait  for us.   Come,. be  '   glad!"  I  listened, I looked," tad* faith to niy hope  was wed. v'       "       " " ,V  -- ? ���������* j - ^       ..  Sis kingly courage told 1me~ the-beautiful truth: \  He is" mine,' and' his strength' uifusetf my res-,  cued wilLX .��������������� , \   ,   ^   -,      .-A"y  ^Jp, faint he^itl/^e' wUl^nStwr-togetfe my  vYear; ���������" ,*;-. "'  <       -  .~\ "^ "'    -' v  Life and love,shall- their old, sweetK promise -  'fulfil.   '"'���������4V*    V     r   %' ;    -  SJPULl^TS ON TWE WAX  4 . v ���������r-'- ���������        .  :"'  \ k  In the Ypres district, ,the German soldier is -  in a state of.,deep depression".- There are many  signs. Little bodies of deserters have become  much more frequent. The. saying in civilian  Germany that "no one comes back ffom Ypres,"  prevails in the ranks, and even the half-humorous, remarks, shouted from the trenches indicate  a state of disgust. The weather and fearful  state of some of the trenches are in part the  cause of this, but, the real reason is the supply  of- artillery arid* munitions.  The German is now obviously beginning to  _feel that the balance-has changed and his inferiority is likely, to be permanent. It is not  well to lay over much stress on a few desertions  or the- confessions of deserters, .or'even on the  absence of offensive movements.  But it remains that a wave of deep depression is over many Germans in the trenches of.  one wide and important district, and our men  were never more cheerful, in spite of snow- and  slush and cold and rotting sandbags and frequent landslips.  #    #    #  The Zion mule corps, composed of Jewish  refugees from Jerusalem, gets official notice in  the notice of awards from the Dardanelles.  The honor of '' special mention'' goes to. Private Nissel Rosenberg, a member of the corps,,  while Sir Ian Hamilton paid the following tribute  to   the  organization  in   a letter:  "It may interest you to know"-"'{hat I have  here, fighting under my orders, a purely Jewish-  unit.- '.'As'', far as I know this is the first time  in the Christian era that such a thing has happened.; The men who compose it; were crueily  . driven out of Jerusalem.by the Turks and arrived in Egypt with, their families absolutely destitute   and   starving. .        -XX. X  "A;.complete transport corps was. there raised  from - them for voluntary service: against the,  Turks, whom they naturally detest; These  troops Were officially described as the '.'Zion  ��������� mule'corps'.? and both officers ajjd rank and file  have shown great courage in taking water and  supplies up "t'd~\the--'fighting lines under heavy  ,fire.X;;V ..; -.,������������������ X" Xx. ,   \ ���������  x:  .   - .,.  '��������� ;.     i-        ���������   -.-..   ������������������������������������-��������� ������������������������������������;��������� '. '   . . ��������� ��������� 1  -.  ������������������ .  ���������;. '���������-.. .������' -'  .   ���������  ;���������'-\-:-..:-.* ',*'���������.' *��������� ..'..  ���������-..���������'/       ''        ,-       ,. -    . .���������      ...-      X .~ .**" x  A simple Scotch method-of preserving eggs  is to rub jthem (when quite fresh) all over with  butter, or pjl. and lay them in a large jar with,  salt to cover them.. The butter closes the ."pores  and-they Avill keep for months.^ ���������: /,  Friday,  December 31; 1915.  THE WESTERN  CALL  ������"4Mickey" MacK&y    *  The scrappy little centre of the locals,  who will likely be back in uniform  on Tuesday  night.  Gen. Christian De Wet arid 119  other Boers, whd_ rebelled shortly  after the outbreak of the war and  -were convicted of treason, have  been released from prison on condition that they pay their fines  and promise not to enter politics  I* during the remainder of the period for which they were sentenced. The government dealt leniently with the rebels, it is understood, because of pleas made by  loyal Boers who participated in  the campaign against German  South-West Africa.  .  Proposed Insurance , Merger  The projected merger of the  Sun and Manufacturers' Life Insurance companies will not be effective for a while yet. The  Treasury Board has to be consulted.       "���������'        - _.__-.  Under the Insurance Act such  a merger requires an application  to, and -approval by the _ Board,  but the application cannot be  made until'thirty days' notice to  the shareholders and policy-holders.  In view of the' ratification of  the agreement of purchase, the  next step will be to give the required notice. The 'matter, in  consequence, will not come before  the Treasury Board for a month.  It is understood that an amendment to the license law of the  province of Quebec will be introduced at the next session of the  legislature, to establish the system of secret voting on the prohibition question in the villages  and towns. The open vote is actually in force on these questions  outside of the cities.  THE CHANGE OF YEARS  The Old Year gently, takes his  leave,  And bids that none of us should  grieve  About   his    going.   New    Years  wakes'        "  Amid our best hopes, and takes  His daylight peep at everything,  Especially he seems to  cling  To all the old year's promises  Of fuller, freer kindnesses;  Of deeper, stronger ties to bind  Our hearts and   lives   to hopes  that find N  A pasting joy along the way  Of their fulfilling.   Day by day  The New  Year wakes to  larger  fields  Of   all   the   old   year's   effort  yields.  ������/��������� ,.. j~jt?  Ald.M.  Candidate for  MAYOR  Respectfully Solicits  You* Vote And Influence  MEETINGS���������  Monday, Jan 3,, King Edward  High School and Ash Hall.  Tues., Jan. 4, Oddfellows' Hajl.  Wednesday,   Jan.   5,   Alexandria School. *-   '        v--  lavite Aldermanic Cum&AHmj School  Board, Park Board and I ������������������������������������������ Com-  maaioaer*, with ��������� cpocial inriUHan to  the ladies  Eight members of .the crew of  a Zeppelin airship which raided'  London on October 13 were found  frozen to death on their return to  Germany, according to the Daily  ExpVess, which although it is unable to vouch for the truth of  the story, says it has" been openly  discussed in Germany, where it  caused a profound impression and  possibly acted as a deterrant to  further raids. '  ALD,  C. E. Mahon  >. ���������'   ������������������ ���������. .  VArPEAtSTO  Voters of Ward V  FOR EEEW5CTI0N  on bis past record  "Si" Griffe  Captain, of   the   Millionaires,   who  is  confident of another victory on Tuesday  night.  OLD YEAR MEMORIES  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic indesign.  Perfect in finish.  ���������   Made in Canada.  Taylor Forbes Co.  LIMITED     -  Vancouver, 3. C.  |____MliJ aialafe.mil  New Year'* Resolution  When   tired baking   try   THE WOMAN'S   BREAD   and  CAKES.   Tlie Bread with that nutty flavor.  The Cakes made* with pure Creamery Butter.  ' The Goods "ThaI, Satisfy.  THE WOMAN'S BAKERY  STORES  2543 Main  Street  124   Hastings   St  E.  16 Hastings  St. W.  802   Granville   St.  Let us   forget   the   things   that  vexed and tried us,  ,  The worrying things that caused our souls to fret;  The hopes that,  cherished long,  were still denied us,  Let us forget.  Let   us forget the little   slights  that pained us,  The greater Avrongs that rankle  sometimes yet;  The pride with which some lofty  one disdained us,  Let us forget.  Let us forget our brother's fault  and failing,  The yielding to temptations that  beset,  That he perchance, though grief  be unavailing,  ^ Cannot fotfget.  But blessings manifold, past' alf  deserving,       v  Kind words and "Helpful deeds,  1     a countless throng,  TJie faults overcome, the rectitude  unswerving,    -  Let us remember long.  4       *  t  The sacrifice-of love, the genar-  "ous   giving  When   friends   were  few,   the  handclasps warm and strong,  The   fragrance   of   each   life   of  -   holy living,  Let us remember long.  Whatever things were good and  true and gracious,  Whate'er of right has triumphed over wrong.  What-love  of- God or man has  rendered precious,  Let us remember long.  So, pondering well the lessons it  has taught us,    ,  We tenderly may bid the year  ���������   '"Good-by."     \ ,  Holding  in  memory the good it  brought us,  .  Letting the evil die.  Trying to Free Dr.  Beland  The Minister of Militia states  that he has .made several attempts to secure \the release of  the Hon. Dr. Beland, who is a  prisoner of the Germans. He is  still doing what he can to that  end. A cable despatch has declared that the exchange is made  contingent upon the release of a  German spy.  The Minister says he has written several times to Doctor Beland, but has received no answer.  He thinks it probable that the  letters were never delivered.  4?J**4_,1  i  Mm  X-v-j  i \ *--���������  X-f,  x.^i  ���������yd  Ar*  ������ -.-_  "-V"  tt|  Vv Jr I  X <���������*>���������  'XI  f  4 -XT  'V  ?m  Oh! What  Lovely Bread!  Mrs. Smith had just taken her new batch of  ROYAL STANDARD BREAD from the oven  when her neighbor called in and admired it. ��������� '  So Mi's. Smith told about the various flours she  had used with varying degrees of success and  uncertainty until she purchased a sack of  ROYAL STANDARD.  "It is so reliable, so uniform. The dough is  easy to work with. < It has such rising strength.  And the bread bakes so clean looking���������big,  wholesome, substantial loaves."  You> too, can have that kind of loaves. Order  a sack of genuine Royal Standard Flour from  your grocer. Try' it. Compare it with' any  flour you have ever used before.   *������������������  Vancouver Milling and Grain  Co* Limited  * '     i r.-s.  P%  I  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, MEW WESTMliriTBB,  NANAIMO  ii\A  am  l't 4&si!j  A'M  i-X?  X\Y  x ���������������*:  ��������� iv  x!i  ���������4  W9*  ."  LP  ��������� '  '-..  >v  <X  , Frank Patrick  Manager of the Vancouvers, whose  presence at point injected new life  into-the Terminals, and who is confident the champions will now finish at  least well up in the race.  SHOES  Sacrifice Sale of the High Grade Stock of  \^ Vancouver  Start a Savings Account in the New Year by banking what  you save in prices at this Genuine Sale.  Schjools Open Monday Next/ Extra Special  Bargains in  all  School Shoes, also in Men ?s and Women's.   All styles I  at unheard of prices.  EVERYBODY'S SHOE  STORE  2313 Main Street.  2 Doors P. Burns' Market  Frank Foyston  Gaptain   of the   Seattle Metropolitans,  Who   will lead   his   team,   against" the  Vancouvers   next  Tuesday night.  Ready for Session  The sessional programme of. the  Dominion government for its sitting in January is practically  ready, especially the proposal to  be taken up first, the extension  of the term of parliament for  one year.  The estimates have been prepared and 'revised. They provide  for a continuance of all the large  works, but for few new ones.  Tariff changes, apart from cer-  tain. adjustments, are not expected, . but, as intimated by Mr.  White,   announcement  as to   tlie  9 ���������   ���������'���������     -   - ��������� - .  extension Vof   war   finance  credits'is. anticipated.  Cannot Abolish Joint Rates  What js described as an apparent effort to get rid of. joint  rates on the part of the railways  will not be permitted by the  Railway Commission, ' according  to a judgemt handed down recently' in the matter of joint  rates and concurrence notices  The judgment points out that  joint rates were called for'' by  the Railway Act not in case of  the railway companies, "but in  case of the general freight movement and cost to the public, and  declares that "the companies  cannot be permitted to destroy  the system of joint rates simply  because they so desire."  As a result the revocation notices given out by the different  companies are cancelled and disallowed and the same joint rates  as   formerly  will   prevail.  The attempt to deprive Sir  Edgar Speyer and Sir Ernest  Cassel of membership in the  Privy Council, on account of their  German birth, lias been defeated  The Lord Chief Justice. Baron  Reading, who has had the matlcr  pnder advisement since arguments were concluded a month  ajro. delivered his judgment recently. Ho declared Sir Edgar  a:i<r Sir Ernest, as naturalized  British subjects, had all tho  rights  and privileges  of British-  born subjects, and therefore were  entitled to be members of the  Privy Council.  Fifty-four members of the staff  of * the   Board of  Education   of  Toronto have enlisted for active <  service.    Their places will be-fill- -  ed by women, but will be. open  to them again when they return.  Fourth Canadian Division  Authorization of a fourth Canadian Divcision to take -^s place  in  the  field  is  expected  before  long.   The   Third   Division,   re-.  ceutly formed,- is now .being got .  into shape jn Prance, and the recruiting which   is   in    progress  throughout the country, and the  reserve   of   troops   in   England,  justify the Fourth Division, ,piak-  ing   in   all   two complete   army-  corps.  The  limit  of the present  establishment is a quarter  of a  million.  By spring it is anticipated this will be  raised to  300,-  000.  Tlie Militia Council has decided that no'matter how many  Canadian Divisions are organiz-  "d for service abroad, they will  be thoroughly Canadian in all of  Uiolr branches. ]n .the past,  ���������illhough tho great preponder-  onco has been Canadian, n few  of the sina)lor units have been  sunpliod overseas.  There is every, reason to believe  that the German Reichstag will  have to sit much longer . than  was expected in order to deal  with- the pressing discontent  among the masses, says a Rotterdam despatch. "In order to  appease the.se clamorings it will,  need to deal with no'fewer than  one hundred and thirty resolutions, all relating to the distribution of food, besides resolutions  dealing with the social policy,  which will require delicate handling, and demands of better pay  foiv the soldiers for the relief,  of war families."  Sheep Raising in Fraser Valley ���������,:Vi'Ct*     :���������>.������������������/���������- ">."..��������� ���������*.������������������.  '    ��������� 4-    / ' *4V  T.  ���������.;.'.������������������'������������������������������..���������.?.���������'-���������)��������� '  X*X:J X  HOME TABLE HINTS  ' ^       f  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 Bach  dailies there.   These Cards have been especially written for this paper.  Friday,   December 81,'19.15.  v Saturday, January 1  Joyfully, joyfully  hail the  New  Year!  Everything everywhere beam  with  good cheer!  Gone   be   our sorrows,  Blest  be  our  morrows!  Hearts   full   of .courage   are   we  who are   here.  ���������-.William Addison Houghton.  Breakfast���������Oranges. Cereal with Cream.  Poached Eggs on Toast. Coffee.  Dinner-���������Clear Soup. Broiled'Chops. Mashed  Potatoes. Scalloped Okra. Celery Salad. Cheese  Wafers; Fig Pudding. Hard Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Macaroni and Cheese. Nut Bread.  Spiced Peaches.  Loaf Cake. Tea.  Nut Bread  Sift together two cupfuls of pastry flour, one  cupful of rye flour, four teaspoonfuls of baking  . powder* and one teaspoonful of salt, add one cupful of finely chopped nut meats and mix well.  Dissolve one-quarter of a teaspoonful of soda in  one-half cupful of molasses, add one cupful of  sweet milk and one beaten egg. Stir the liquid  into the dry ingredients, turn into a buttered  pan, let stand twenty minutes, then bake about  three-quarters of an hour.  .���������"��������� ���������'   ���������  Sunday, December 2  Grant us a faith to tide us o'er  Whatever problems  we  may meet,  i   And   may   our .hearts   be .more replete  With  sympathy  than heretofore..  O bright   New   Year!  ���������Caroline Louise   Sumner.  Breakfast���������Grapes. Fish Cakes. Graham Biscuits.. Coffee. ,  Dinner���������Consomme. Boast Ducki Brown Sauce  Stuffed Potatoes. Glazed Onions, Orange Salad.  Spanish Cream.   Coffee.  Lunch���������Creamed Celery with' Walnuts. Bread  and Butter. Stewed Prunes. Cake. Tea. ^^^  .._. Orange Sated  ___. With a sharp knife peel the required number  of seedless oranges, cutting deep enough to re- ���������  move aty of theMwhite., Slice the, fruit- crosswise,  arrange on'a bed of watercress, sprinkleV gener-  J^fel,^^^,^,*^re^inft &** >**   with  WX  'ttii  PiW!S^^W#������te" both be yqnrs,   t  XAnd we hope you feel like/wishing us .'  t. .   The same good things we're wishing you.      Jt   '  .     X        '_ '   ���������" "   "       ���������Appletoo. .  Bmfcfai^-Bananas. Fried Blush with Syrup.  Popovers. Coffee. ,  Pinner���������Onion Soup. Broiled Beefsteak. Bear-  ?aise Cause. Baked potatoes. Stewed Tomatoes.  ^each, Fritters. Coffee. .' -   '  '  k Supper���������Duck in Brown Sauce. Hominy. Milk  - u   Biscuits. Grape Marmalade^ Tea.  ' >x  -y' Veeoe *Yri$m ''*'  Beat.the yolks of two eggs* add one-half cup-  v ful of milk and stir -gradually into one cupful  X of flour mixed and sifted with one-quarter of a  ���������teaspoonful of salt; add two teaspoonfuls of  '      v olive oil, let stand one-or two hours and just-  , before using fold in the whites of the eggs beaten  * - 'until yety stiff. Pip halves df weir drained, can-  ���������   , ned peaches in the batter and fry in deep hot  <l.      tat. Serve with liquid sauce.  .     "4 ,   W. *     - Jr _  ? <' ���������    *    ��������� , -        4 -  Tuesday, January i  ?0_^-? i*01!1*!*^*!1** however^ small, tomake other^hap-  pier and better,' is the highest ambition, tbe most elevating hope, which,can inspire a human being. t  ���������Avebury.  BmWast���������Grapefruit. Baked Sausage. Ly-  onnaise Potatoes. Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Split Pea Soup. Croutons. Baked Fish  Oyster Stuffing. Biced Potatoes. Spinach. Tomato  Jelly Salad. Bread Pudding. Foamy Sauce.  Coffee. , '  '    Supper���������Puff Omelet. Olives. Oatmeal Bread.  Nests of ftice with Raspberry Jam. Tea.  Nests of Bice with Raspberry Jam  Cook one-half cupful of rice in two cupfuls  of milk until tender3 and the liquid absorbed.  Add two tablespoonfuls of sugar, one-half teaspoonful of salt and  the beaten yolks  of two  ���������#���������  eggs; cool, shape in the form of nests, dip in  fine  crumbs, then in beaten egg  ahd again in'  crumbs, let stand one or more hours and fry in,  deep hot fat. Drain on soft paper and fill with'  raspberry jam.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Wednesday, January 5  Stand  to.your, work  and  be wise,  Certain. of  sword and   pen,  You  are   neither    children    nor    gods,  But  in a  world   of  men.  ���������'Rudyard  Kipling.  Breakfast���������Stewed Apricots. Cereal with  Cream. Broiled Honeycomb Tripe. Corn Muffins.'  Coffee.  Dinner���������Julienne Soup. Boast Veal. Horseradish Sauce. Sweet Potatoes. Shell Beans. Lettuce* French Dressing. Cocoa Meringue Pie.'  Coffee. ��������� ���������  Supper���������Fish Timbales. Hollandaise Sauce.  Spinach and Egg Salad. Yeast Bolls. Sugar  Cookies.   Tea.  Cocoa Meringue Pie  Mix .thoroughly one-half cupful of cocoa,  one-half cupful of sugar, one-quarter of a cupful of corn-starch and one-quarter of a teaspoonful of salt. Add one pint of hot milk, cook  fifteen minutes in a double boiler, stirring constantly until thick* then only occasionally; remove from the fire, add the beaten yolks of  three eggs, return to the fire and cook two or  three minutes longer. Flavor with two teaspoonfuls of vanilla, turn into a baked pastry  shell, cover with a meringue made of the sitffly  beaten whites and three tablespoonfuls of sugar  and  brown lightly in the oven. Serve  cold.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Thursday, January 6  ' "Give  to your  enemy  forgiveness. ' '  Give to your opponent tolerance.  Give to your friend your heart.  Give to your child a good example. '"  Give to your parents deference. '  Give to everybody sunshine."  Breakfast���������Sliced Bananas. . Cereal' with  Cream.> Waffles with Honey. Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Potato Soup. Sliced Veal. CurriecL  Bice. Creamed Carrots.-String Beans, a la Maitrev  d'Hotel. Crackers and Cheese. .Coffee.. x,  '    Supper���������Corn and Tomato Scallop.  Baking  Powder Biscuits. Marmalade! Wafers. 'Tea.x   *>'<  String Beam a I* Mata* d'Hotel  Beat three tabiesponfuls of butter to/a cream,  add half a teaspoonful of salt* one-quarter of a<  teaspoonful of paprika, and two teaspoonfuls of  lemon juice. Have ready one quart of hot string  beans, add the prepared butter, turn into a heated dish* and sprinkle with two teaspoonfuls of  fi/iely .chopped parsley.  .   .    x- t   t   t ���������/  4 t  Friday, January 7tl������  "It is not the jgreat self-sacrifice, or tbe 'great aet of  devotion, .but; the ever ready helping band, the cheer*  ful smile,, the' kindly word and tbe pleasant converse  that makes life worth living."  3l������aWwtr-Baked Apples. Broiled Ham. Potato Pancakes. Warmed Biscuits. Coffee:  Dinner���������Carrot Soup.  Fillets  of Fish- Tar-  tare Sauce. Mashed Potatoes. Brussels Sprouts.  ' Mince. Pie.   Coffep.  Supper���������Bread Croquettes with Cheese Sauce.  1 Celery.   Buttered  Toast.   Canned  Berries. Cup  Cakes. Tea.  Bread Croquettes with Cheese Sauce  "Pour one cupful of railk~over two cupfuls of  bread crumbs, let soak half an hour* .then mix  thoroughly. Add one beaten egg,-one tablespoonful of chopped parsley, ene-half teaspoonful of  the grated yellow rind of one lemon, one-half  teaspoonful of salt* one teaspoonful of onion  juice and one-eighth of a teaspoonful of pepper.  Shape into cones, dip in beaten egg, roll in fine' '  dry bread crumbs and fry in deep hot fat.  Cheese Sauce  Cook together three tablespoonfuls each of  butter and flour, add slowly one and one-half  cupfuls of milk, stir until boiling, then add one  and one-half cupfuls of finely cut cheese, one-  half teaspoonful of salt and two or three drops  of tabasco and cook and stir until the cheese  melts.  "JINGLE      -, The most heat with least amount of waste.  ���������POT" coai.     Lump, $6.50 per ton;   Nut, $5.50 per ton.  BUILDERS'  SUPPLIES  FUBMlTUitE  BAOOAGE  Md  PIANO  MOVERS  In our warehouses on False .Creek we carry  a complete stock of COJOfON AND fl&B  BJRICK,   PLATER,   C.BMBNT,   S1WEB  ^:mm^m^^..^  k���������  W^Jd6^1^d^bi cartage work, but we specialise on the moving of Furniture, Pianos  and Baggage. We have men who are experts in the handling of all kinds of household effects.  YOUB PATEONAQE IN  ALL THBRF, LINES  SOLICITED  McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd,  80 Pander Street East, Vancouver, B. 0.  PHONES:   SEY.   405,   605,   5408, 5409  J  BOLL OF HONOR UNVEILED  An event of unusual interest*  and one which ��������� stirred to the  depths the patriotic sentiments  of all the partakers and onlookers, took place at Mount Pleasant Methodist church last Sunday night, when the unveiling of  the second roll of honor was conducted with due pomp and ceremony. So universal was the interest in the event that the church  was filled to seating and standing capacity, and many disappointed people had to forego participation in the proceedings. The  seats in the central portion of  the church were, reserved for the  men in uniform and their friends.  The church was prettily decorated with flags and bunting, the  gallery and choir seats being  | draped with the same, whilst a  giant Union Jack covered the  whole front. In harmony with  the surroundings and general  trend of feeling, the service was  of a patriotic tone throughout,  and patriotic choruses and solos  were sung by a full choir.. The  speakers of the evening were the  pastor, Rev. Dr. W. J. Sipprell,  Mr. H. H. Stevens, M. P., Col.  Clark, commanding officer of the  72nd Battalion,, and Rev. W. P.  Bunt, who read the scriptural ies-  son. '  ',, Rev. Dr. Sipprell, in his address to the men in uniform, based on the'text, "What-Shall a  Man Give in Exchange for His  Soul?" made a stirring appeal  ta them to take their stand on  the side of the King of Kings in  as noble a manner as they had  taken it in response to the summons of the King of Britain. He  declared that the war had  brought Russia, France and Belgium into a new realization of  their national souls, and he believed it was awakening the  people of Britain to 'a higher  spiritual consciousness. And, in  this case* the nation was typical  of the people who were beginning to take a more serious view  of spiritual responsibility.  Mr. Stevens made a clear. and  earnest speech, basing his remarks on two questions: Did  Britain have just cause for entering the war? - and when  should we sheath the sword ? He  justified Britain's attitude as the  only one consistent with her national self-respect, her traditions  and high ideals. As for defeat,  the danger lay within, in the  form of the liquor traffic, an evil  which Britain had already done  much to eradicate, and in a manner which Canada would wisely  emulate. As for when Britain  should , sheathe the sword, he  said not until. Germany had made  restitution, as far as possible .and;  had been made to pay the price  of the devastation of Belgium,  France and Poland, for the sink,  ing of the Lusitania, the murder  of Edith Cavell and countless  other inhuman acts. t  Col. Clark congratulated    the  church on tbe record number of  .recruits she had already-furnished to the great cause*. and hoped  for its steady continuance. Victory  and. apathy  could not go  hand in hand, he said. He also  appealed to the congregation to  support the Patriotic Fund,   as  thirty-four per cent, of his battalion were men with families.  Mr.   Stevens   and   Col.   Clark  conducted the ceremony of unveiling the honor roll, on which  appeared forty-one names, namely: Armishaw, Or. Armishaw, A.  Bullock, F. Bullock, A. Bellring-  er, M.   W.   Bracewell, _W.   A.  Campbell. H. C. Chamberlain, A.  E. Clapp (who was killed in action), N. Coates, R. G. Crowe, C'  S. Dean, R. Dingree, A. N. Freen,  C. W. Fox, W. "S. Garbutt, H. H.  Hammond, W. Harper, J. W. Irwin*  W.  A. Laird,  J.   Machin,  R. Marsden, J. Mullett, J. Mung-  er, A. G. McLeod, I_. McMorran,  G. Pearson, E. R. Rule, F. Seed,  H. Simmons, C. E. Smeton, J. A.  Smith, W.  Thomas, H.  E.  Tre-  leaven, F. H. Trenholme, H. Ur-  quhart, A. West, C. K. Fox, A.  R. Taylor, and Nursing Sister M.  Healey.  As the pastor called the roll, the  men rose in answer to X their  names, those not present being  represented by their next of kin.  It is a noteworthy fact that the  first honor roll which was unveiled in this church contained forty-  eight names of members of the  congregation, and as a sign' that  the patriotic flame has hot died  out* a third tablet has been erected for future volunteers.  .X'l wouldn't go out vat the end of  every act, my boy. Beastly bad form.'"  "I don't go out to drink. I telephone home and get bulletins from the  maid about the condition of the pan  under the icebox. My wife can't enjoy  the opera unless she knows there is  no danger of that paii running over."  ���������Pittsburgh Post. X^  4. , * t  Now is the Time  To Buy Yonr  Printing Supplies  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  Strong impressive  printing is more valu-  able to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to detect the slightest indication of unfavorable  conditions, and for  thia very reason every  suggestion of strength  find progress is doubly effective.  "-  * ^       1-1 ������������������ v  Your Fruiting should  bring this to your cut-  tomers' attention not  only in connection  with your office stationery, but with aft  printed matter ani  advertising.  v^llO  'ui.i'iiii;''?;  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  jCpMMEIieiAL  stMoHEry  Carswells, Printers, Ltd.  (Incorporation Being Applied For)  PHONE FAIR������1140        203 KINGSWAY > I  ' '.-     -"���������>        J4'-!,    ,'',.     1  ���������v    ���������  C -   ''  I Friday, December 31, 1915.  SPORTING COMMENT  *). ������-f *j������  ^^  Bob Genge. the Victoria point f   That combination play williie  jlayer, is putting up a great article this year, and is now one of  league.  he foremost players.in the coast at Seattle, when the champions  ** T took the .ineflsufe of the Metro-  ������������������   ���������   * politans.     /The Vancouver   for  wards developed a systematic line  of attack which puzzled the home  team, while the individual rushes  of. the Seattle boys were comparatively easily checked by the  Vancouver defense.  Wanderers are out in front in  le N. H. A. To date' they have  lot suffered a' reverse,,, while  Ktawa and Canadians eacji'have  Itwo defeats against them. In the  ���������mid-week games this week Wan-  Iderers whitewashed. Ottawa by 4  [goals to 0, while Quebecftook the  1 measure of Canadienr 5"^t6-;2.!"''  ���������   ���������   ���������    - % ���������- ": ���������  '* Hamby Shore has come to terms  with the Ottawa team, and was  out with them for .their white-  wash in Montreal on Wednesday  night.  / /     ���������.9 t#--^ \n I  McGregor, the recruit from  Port Arthur, is getting into shape  with the Vancouvers,'and it "ia  possible he may catch a regular  berth in the course'of the* next  couple of - games. McGregor is  a valuable player, and will be" an  acquisition to the Millionaires  that they can ill pass up.  victorious   oyer   the   individual  play was demonstrated this week  " Vancouver surprised themselves  and > their loyal supporters this  ���������week when they went to Seattle  and took the Metropolitans into  camp by the score of 6 goals to  4. Not a penalty was handed out  during the "game, which is certainly to be commended* but the  visitors had it all over the Mets.  Frank Patrick was back at point,  and there is no doubt that his  presence lent strength to the  team. Patrick understands every  trick of the game, and the knowledge of his presence on the ice,  proved the necessary stimulus to  the forward line. Mickey Mackay was unable to play, but his  place was taken by Stanley, who  is just now rounding into form.  Vancouver fans will be out en The Vancouvers.'played in cham-  masse to see the Metropolitans in pi6n form throughout, and receiv-  action. It is their first' appearance in- Vancouver) and the local  fans are anxious to give them the  "once-over." , The Seattle team  is a combination of stars that will  take some beating, and they will  no doubt show to good advantage on Tuesday night.  X .���������--������������������'��������� x' ���������," '"  Mickey Mackay will be back  in the lineup on Tuesday r night,  which ought to mean' additional  strength to the line. It would  be a good thing, however, if-the  Vancouver . skipper would give  the youngster what he must l^ve  given the other members' of the  team this week, a good straight  talking* to -stay -onXbe tyi*> *nd  play the game. No man ever  proved his usefulness fcjK vtyflfct  ing the penalty bench, and Mic-  fcey has showed aten<Jency^Jj&  that direction in recent games. J.  The games next week will be  Seattle at Vancouver on Tuesday  night and Portland at Victoria.  Should the locals score another  win oyer Seattle it. will .tighten  up the race considerably' as the  Rosebuds are almost sure to lose  to '���������- Victoria.r Lester Patrick's  team are a tough proposition on  their own ice, and the dope is  in favor of them in the next  game. ���������: . . j  *   *X*  Portland won an over-time  game from Victoria at the Rose  City on Tuesday, the score being  3 to 2. The game was replete  with exciting incidents, chief of  which were the banishment of  Harris of Portland for 25 minutes, and McDonald, of Victoria,  for 20 minutes for roughing it.  Ernie Johnson and Lester Patrick did not start with the teams  but they were soon rushed in  as spares and the substitutes  pulled out. The game was of  the razzle dazzle fashion1 put up  by these teams} and the Rose  buds were lucky to get away  with the game. It took nearly  fifteen minutes overtime before  Harris got through the Aristocrat  defense for the winning goal.  ed tremendous ovations from the  Seattle fans," who seem to thoroughly appreciate a good play  from either team. The Seattle  seven, which has the reputation  of 1)eing exceedingly fast and  tricky, were no match for the  combined attacks of the Vancou-  ver forwards. iJPre'd Taylor was  in great shape, and coached the  youngsters* Duncan and Stanley  throughout. Lloyd Cook, on the  wing, played a great game all  Shroughx Tie Seattle fans' are  vociferous in their applause of  the goil-keeping of Hughie Lehman. ' Lehman is just about ;the  best goaler playing the game to-  *layVH&nd the-VWcouver fanssrap-  predate his stellar work for; tbe  MilUqtoairesX #e saved shots  from all angles on Tuesday  night,- and kept the score on tbe  right'������ide for his team.  Lovers of open-air skating will  have an opportunity on New  Year's Day to exercise their  limbs. Trout Lake is frozen over  with a sound sheet of ice, and  busy rink-makers are keeping the  sheet brushed clean of the snow  fall of the past day or so.'  NEW YEAR'S AT THE "Y"  The officers and committees of  the Young Men's Christian Association have arranged for , a  programme of events for New  Year's Day; The Cambie street  building will be open-from 9 a.m.  until -10.30 p.m! In the morning  the annual road races under the  direction of the Harriers' Club  will take place. There wilt be two  events, and only-association members'are eligible to enter them*  The one-mile run is for boys under 16 years, og age, and will  start from the association building at 10.30 a.m. This will be  followed, by the three-mile run,  to, which there is no age limit. At  3 p.m. in the gymnasium hall an  excellent entertainment will be  given by pupils of the Vancouver  School of Expression. In the evening basketball games will take  place, the principal game being  between the Bellingham stars and  the Vancouver senior "Y" team.  THE T. M. O. A.  Opening-Up "Work at .Hastings  Park���������The Fine .Arts Building  to be Headquarters.  A MONSTER RECRUITING  MEETING  All arrangements have now  been practically completed in  connection1 with the great1 recruiting demonstration to be held  in. the Empress "Theatre on the  night of January 4th at 6 o'clock  under' the- auspices of- the Irish  Association of British "Columbia.  At a meeting of the executive  committee held on Tuesday, the1  28th inst.������ present, Mr. A. Fr'JL be ready for use within a few  u-^i'i'-l   " ij_   '*u i-    ^:x������������������������-    i. ' X w~-/ u ������... "k. A*  Your vote and influence  respectfully solicited for my  election us  MAYOR of the City of  VANCOUVER for 1916  X -     ^  Walter Hepburn  (EX-AtDERMAN)  For  LUMBER-SASH-DOORS  woob&c^  xx     ; xPhone: Bayview 10f75  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  ���������   Seymoutf2182. x  WALlACE JtlPYARDS, im  ENGI.NEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  and/Repaired. .\  Vancouveryfi; G.  Mackintosh ^president \ in .the  chair, Messrs. A, V. Gardiner,  CD, O. Love, M. B. O'Dtell, S.  J. Halpin,, S. J. Rutherford, D.'  Robson, J. L. Armstrong, C." Sterling* Wm. McCleUand Moore, it  was announced that the following well known citizens had promised to speak on the occasion:  Hon. C. J3. Tisdall, presiding,  Hon. Mr. Justice Murphy, H- H,  Stevens, M. P., J. W. deB. Far-  ris, Prof. E. Odium, Rev. Father  O'BoVle, Sergeant Stafford (returned from the front wounded)  J. W. Whiteley and -M. J. Cre-  han.  The mayor, aldermen and other  public bodies have expressed their  intention of being represented on  the platform. An attractive pro  gramme of vocal and instrumental  items has been arranged, and  selections of patriotic and Irish  airs will be rendered by miUtary  bands  On the evening of the demon,  stration the Western Irish (121  Regiment), accompanied by their  band, will march through the  principal streets of the city, and  on to the'- Empress Theatre;r;  To make this the most successful .recruiting.rally that has yet  been held in any -place in British Columbia, it only needs the  loyal support -and enthusiastic^  response of all eligible men to  the cal1 of duty that night from  the stage of the Empress. ���������;���������"..  our King and country need  you, your brothers are calling  from the trenches for you * to  come  APOUtl  7air. 2S������6  I. KAWAI  LASXBS' AND GSNTS' TAILOB  Cleaning, Prating and Bepaixlng  l-,a v -....._ (Bxpmt/Work-t,��������� 3   ^ vJ ^  2404 Main St, 'Oor. Klnanrty  VAHOOtTVBB, B. O.  2  \***m  ANNUAL  OHRWTMAli  ENTERTAINMENT  The Militia Field Service Department of the National Council  of the Young Men's Christian Associations of Canada has within  the last three months established  military branches of the Y.M.C  A. at thirteen points in its western division, i.e., west of the  Great Lakes.  Probably the best equipped  will be that at Hastings Park,  where through the kindness and  co-operation of the Directors of  the exhibition and the military authorities, the Fine Arts, building  has been granted to the local  committee for a Y.M.C.A. headquarters. This building* which is  well located and very suitable for  a socials and religious center, is  now being floored and otherwise  prepared by a detachment from  the Canadian Engineers. "It will  days, but.'before, it can, pe o%  much service to tbe 2,200 who are  in camp, considerable equipment  must be secured. The committee  in charge of this important work  are entirely, dependent upon the  generosity of public spirited citizens to provide the necessary fur-r  nishings, and also for funds to  maintain the program under the  supervision of an experienced secretary during the comfng months.  Amongst the articles needed to  make the place attractive and  useful are a piano, a few popular song books, a dozen sets of  checkers, a half dozen sets of  chess, four or five crokinole and  carrum boards, a safe in which to  keep, important papers arid valuables* which the soldiers frequently .deposit with the Secretary, an  office desk, pens, ink and stationery in large quantities, daily papers and current magazines.  Gifts of any of the above or  money, to purchase them will be  gratefully Received by Mr. Geo;  Winter,V treasurer of; the Special  Committee, ;Bank of Ottawa  Building. Mr^ E. S,}. Whittaker,  Secretary of the Military BraAch  of the' ��������� Y.M.C.A., at . Hastings  Park, Mr. C. L. Lightfoot, of the  Gurney Foundry Co., Beatty  Street, or Mr.XT. M. Graham,  General-^Seeretary of the-City Association, Cambie  St.  The Daughters of the Empire  are already contributing the sum  of $25 k month towards the, maintenance .: of. this philanthropic  work; which.is_ so much appreciated, both ��������� by officers arid men,  and the J gentlemen :���������- who are responsible for the establishment  and; direction Jot the Hastings  Park Branch of the Y. M. C. A.,  are confident that this statement  will call forth many generous responses.  The annual Christmas, entertainments of. the Mount Pleasant  Presbyterian .. Sunday - School  were held this week. On Tuesday  afternoon the junior department,  under the superintendency of Mr.  Radcliffe, had a most enjoyable  afternoon and early evening.  Games of various kinds were indulged in in the lower hall of  the church, followed by tea and  an " interesting program, after  tf hich the prizes were distributed.  The same style of entertainment  was followed in connection with  the Beginners' and Primaries' departments under the guidance of  Miss* Sheepy and Mrs. Ferrier.  this entertainment taking place  on Wednesday afternoon. The  closing Christmas function took  place, in the main school last  evening, when the intermediate  department were en fete for the  annual affair. Tea was served  to over three hundred scholars  from six to eight o'clock, after  which an entertainment of merit  was gone through before a very  large audience of parents and  friends in the main school.  The program was composed of  songs, recitations* instrumental}  and tableaux, the result of individual class effort.* by the  classes of the main school. T"he  programme, which, was a long  one, was listened to with appreciative attention throughout. After the programme the presentation of prizes was made, by Mr-  Dugald Campbell, Superintendent  of the School. Eighteen- dip  lomas were presented for [perfect  recitation, of the Shorter Cate  fihiam, and fourteen diplomas for  scholars who were present evefy  Sunday during the past year. In  addition to this a large. list of  prizes were 'awarded for efficiency, the progress of the school  during the past year having been  phenomenal in efficiency tests.  Mount Pleasant Presbyterian  is the largest Presbyterian school  in the province, and is second to  none of any denomination in point  of attendance and merits Bet-ween  600 and 700 scholars are present  every Sunday afternoon.  "You can't improve  on  nature."  '���������'That may be,"  said the  druggist,  "but you'd be surprised at the amount  of   complexion  dopes   we   sell."���������Detroit' Free   Press.  LAVD AOV  Coast, Bang* X.  TAKB NOTICE that AgaM JL.  Clark.* of Vaaeonvwr,, opesfotim,  housekeeper^ inUBdfl to apply for par-  mission to pnrehaM.tho'followiag tfaj  seribed loads: k  Commeaeing at a poat-plastod sixty  chains north of Northwest eonav' of  Indian Beserve No. S, Blondes Harbour, thenee 80 ehains west, theaeo  south about 80 ehains tt shore M������o,  thenee easterly along sherattno to Indian Beserve, thenee north' 80 flfcaias  to point of eommeneement.  Dated July 24lt% 1916.  AGNB8 L.  OLABK,  B. O. Clark, iigont.  :<  ."SYNOPSIS   OF   GOAL  ICDrXNO  BBOUIUtflOKS  Coal mining rights of tho , Dante-  on, in Manitoba, 8askatehowan aid '  Alberta, the Yukon TerriUiy, tho  North-west Territories and in. a<-portion of the province of British QoV  umbia, may be leased for <������- tons, of  twenty-one years renewal for -a farther term of 21 years at an,~annsal  rental of $1 an aere. Not more than  2,560 acres will be hftsed- to om  applicant. . . ' .  Application for a lease most" bo  made by the anplieant in person to  the Agent or Snb-Agent of tho diatriet in whieh the righto applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory tho land mast  be described by seetiens, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in na-  surveyed territory tho traet applied  for shall be staked oat by the applicant himself.  , Bach application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 whieh will bo refunded 'if 'the rights applied for aro  not available, %ut not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at tho  rate of five eents per ton.  The person operating, the mine Shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for tho full quantity of  merchantable' eoal mined aad pay tho ;  royalty thereon. If tho coaT mining  rights aro not being operated.,#aeh -return* should be. funishsd at least  pnco a year.  The lease-win ineludo the eoal nia*  iiig .tight* ;only. rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V, assented to lift  June,' 191*.    \       * ~ 4 t  -For*,fun   information   appliettlev  should bo made to the Seeretefj ot'  the Department of Hit Interior. .0>"  taw*, or to. any Agent or Btt-AfsjrtL  of Dominion I*nds.     . <   '^mw^t  /   ^ t      w. w. ocw������������|  ... Pfputy..Hini-tw of tho imlm^ry  N3.���������Uosoihoriied poblie*'  this1 advertisement will not ho~  ���������83575.  ���������S   .4J  w.  99 "iff 9w fmj    v"S/^WPf^W  . Barrlftsrs and Solicitors  Clive' Pringle. N. O. Gnthri*.  Parliamentary Solieitors, Departmental     v  Agents, Board of Bnilway Commissioner*  Mf. Clive Prinrie is ������ member of tha  Bar of British Columbia.  Oitigen BofldhMf, Ottawa  Vpte for  Dr. T. G. Moody  *  Candidate for  LICENSE COMMISSIONER  rAAAk  rr-x&  Get our. Bates 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  ���������'��������� Ai'&sL  ...,-'-������������������ -edw  '*a4M  i-t-JMs  Wm  :-aM  mkym  ;>SX iri?if~fS������M  ������������������r.v-jiQrffagSSi A-KJetfryf. wbw,i.������. ,  ���������..   .,    4'.     4.1   .  j-.\!'~ .  8  THE WESTERN  CALL  '', Friday.   December- 31. 19lj  /-  "-?  LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST  Mt. Pleasant Y. P. S. C. E.  I  The  regular   meeting   of  'above   society  was   held   in  the  the*  Junior schoolroom Monday evening last. The topie, "How to Keep  on the Up Grade," was taken by  Mr. Graham Bruce, who gave a  splendid   paper.   ,  A speeial feature of the meeting was the installation of the  new officers for the coming year  by Mr. Mitchell. The topic for  next Monday evening is "Consecration," and will be taken by  the President, Miss J. M. Robertson.  Many New Years' Eve parties  are T)eing held throughout Mount  Pleasant tonight. Late cars will  help the first-footers do their  rounds.  Canada Recruits 210,000  ���������- for War  Men  get no rifle' practice except' at  at the indoor ranges during the winter, and the ranges  are no good as far as sighting is  concerned. They teach a man  to hold a gun and how to operate it. We can't handle men any  faster than we are getting them.  But wait until spring and  you'll see things liven up.  Canada has no reason to feel  ashamed of the way she has re-,  'sponded to the call to arms. She  . has 110,000 men at the front, 100,  000 more vin training and before  next May 40,000 more volunteers  will enlist, which will make a  total of 250,000 men in Jess than  two years."  Such are the words of Col. Wiji.-p  McBean, of Major-Gen. Hughes'  staff. We are getting all the  recruits in -Canada that we can  equip and train. Understand there  is little outdoor training possible  vhere in winter, and the supply-bf  barracks for large numbers is totally  inadequate. ��������� The'! men- can  The largest crowd of tbe season  should be on hand to greet the Millionaires next Tuesday evening when  they battle with the Seattle team. A  little encouragement is coming to.the  boys after their first victory of the  season.  While the Portland team went into  the undisputed lead for the P. C. H.  \j. championship as the result of Tuesday night, it is quite probable that  while they may retain their lead, the  race wil lbe considerably tightened as  the result of the games next Tuesday.  Portland journeys to Victoria, and  with Lester Patrick back at cover,  the Aristocrats will be a hard team  to beat. Capt. Foyston, of the Metropolitans, wi havle his work cut out  for him   with   the   Vancouvers.  From the goal'out as far as Taylor, the champions look like the team  of a year ago. Lehman, Patrick, Griffiths and Taylor are a quartette of  champions   to   be sure.  The Answer  "Just suppose," supposes the  King of Greece, "that the Germans were in a position to demand that your country concede  the use of Boston or Seattle as  the base of an attack on Canada. What would you say?" The  answer probably is that if we  had pledged our word to support Canada in ease it was attacked we should probably keep  our word, regardless of the consequences.���������Chicago Daily Tribune.  '���������Well, if that Watson isn't the most  conceited, self-satisfied   self "  "Yes, I've heard you say something of that kind before. What's  started you off this- time?"  *He~ just sent a telegTam of congratulations  to his_ mother."  "Well?"  "Today's     his    birthday."���������Everybody 's .Magazine.  .,������ -         'iThe Hazards bf Helen" claims the  record'for longevity in -the film series field. The, Kalem railroad pictures  have 'now been running "for twelve  months with a release every week.  ���������     ' wt.a*w*b*h>/ me  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. UroitwJ  .,,,-,,.,.. -,. investment's awi, i^uaXjiSfeiaiv  --   ''Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds (Danadian).Vwxx>  yielding from 5 par 'cent, to 7-1 per cent.      VXx>.;���������;;V :"X;(.X-  Bents and Mortgage Interests collacted.; X^X^XxX^t:  'Investments made on Eirst. Mortgage, and,Estates.-nwaagX;'--  ed under personal-supervision. - XXXvXsXX'"  Insurance���������Fire, JMo, Accident, Marine, Automobile,':::-TJim-XX  ployers'   Liability. V:    V       ;X  IfoUon's Sank Bnildtna.  ^^^r^^^ww^^   w    ^v^^F   *99rW^^^^^^^*ms*>  9*00 9f49*99\wTnj>*98m ww'.'^wjOn/.  AW^TRPNG, MQWHSQfip  'WW? Worlrt ���������GantrMto^Ak  Head Office, 8������-U> Bower BniMlii V  Seymour 1836  VANOOTJVSJt W^  Dominion Coal Co.  SOUTH WELLINGTON COAI.  DOMINION WOOD YARD  All Kindfl Of Wood Phone: Fair. 1554  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  .... -   .   X" :  x-  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 84-8  Corner Broadway and Main  A. F. McTavish, Prop.  Forest Preservation  Government statistics showing  that during the present- year no  less a sum than ten million.- dollars was lost by forest fires make  depressing reading. It seems: almost past belief that twelve thousand separate forest fire- shave  had to be fought. Carelessness on  the part of settlers is the main  cause set down for the outbreaks.  The fact is very clearly. realized  that still more stringent laws are  needed in nearly all of the provinces if there is to be any marked abatement of this deplorable  evil, lt is a matter of no little  consolation to be informed that  railways, however, owing to  greater supervision, are charge  able with quite a small percentage of the fires���������in former years  they were the chief offenders.  She Had a Season  Dinah Snow was a colored cook in  the home of the Smiths. One morning on going to the kitchen Mrs.  Smith noticed that Dinah looked as if  she had been tangled up with a road  roller. ���������  "Why, Dinah!" exclaimed she.  ''What in the world has happened to  you?"  "Was me husban'," explained Dinah. "He done went an' beat me  ag'in, an' jes' fo' nothin' too!"  "Again!" cried Mrs. Smith, with  increasing wonder. "Is he in the habit  of beating you? Why don't you have  him., arrested?"  "Been thinkin' ob it several times,  missy,'' ,was the rejoinder , of Dinah,  "but I hain't nebiih had' no money  tp?pay his fine.'^Atlanta,;Journal. .���������>.  Spain Purchasing Munitions  Spain has entered the American  market to buy $20,000,000 worth  of munitions of war and machinery to complete the equipment of  Spanish munition plants. Francisco Gavier Salas, Spanish Consul-  General in New York, said that  a commission of five military officers had ' been in the United  States since last February quietly engaged in rounding up huge  orders of military supplies.  Four hundred' million, cartridges and shells already have beeri  ordered for earliest possible delivery. Many rifles and field guns  of'Various types will be required, but no orders have yet been  pieced for :arms, because American manufacturers have raised  their prices to"an exorbitant figure in their trade with the belligerent governments.  ���������* CUT FREIGHT RATES  1  x * ��������� ��������� -  Household Goods packed,and shipped to all parts of.the world at a saving  you of from 25 per cent, to 45 per cent., owing to our improved method  packing and superior shipping facilities. -For "Fireproof" Storage, Bemova  in "Car Vans," High Grade Packing, or Shipping7at  prompt, reliable and courteous service.  "Gut Bates" see  "WE KNOW HOW"  CAMPBELL$rORACEQ>MPANY  Oldest and Largest in Western Canada  Ttigne Seymour 7300  Office 857 Beatty .Streetj  . Matter of Opinion  Father's voice rolled down thestairs  and into the dim and silent parlor.1  - "Yes, papaVdear."  "Ask that young man if he has the  time."     '  A moment  of, silence.  "Yes, George has his watch with  him.  "Then as1.:  him  what is the time."  "He says it is 11.48, papa."  '' Then ask him if he docsn 't think it  about bedtime."  Another moment of silence.  "He says, papa," the silvery voice  announced, impersonally,- "he says  that he Tarely ������oes to bed before  one, but it seems to him that is a  matter of personal preference merely,  and that if he* were in your place  he would go now"if he felt sleepy!"���������  Harper's Bazaar. '  "Js there any profit in selling post  age stamps?" inquired the man in  search of information.  "Not directly," replied the druggist  "but it gets people into the habit  of going ^o the drug store, and after  that it doesn't take long to make  chronic invalids' of them." ��������� Kansas  City  Star. ^  V : TheVPai;ific Coast; stmgareeV isVagfiisli  'that inflictsij ia'; ^ry !painfui;and pf>isqn\  Ij^^vt^^if^emx  was"' ;;goinjg"teV-be"Vvor^'succassfui^.: be-  rcaifae-**^ pic;  turevistart^Vshei wa  ^rejXwhneStothingVafe  fornia.-; ';l(isRy']Kirtyjy is'-seen\in X  prominent role throughout the 'series. X  ^Marguerite Clark is allVtangled up  in theV deluge of .-mixed -identities.Vre-  quired for t^e Vdu^; title role in the  Famous Players-JlParamount^adaptation  bfVMarkVT^ain's "The Prince and  theV^aouper."   XX'X; V;XX      V "\;  ArDoyou believe in .hunches? Did_ you  eVer have a hunch? Burning Daylight  did and theVway he rode his hunch  to the tune of Veleycn millions among  theVrtbleak���������trails of^-the���������Klondike^'is^  inimitably portrayed in Jack London's  "Burning Daylight,'' which is to be  seen'in Paramount theatres.  the  He  i -. Alwaytf Wropg  Manager���������I'm   disgusted    with  mistakes  that  new man makes t  gets everything Called up.'       ���������    ������������������.  Assistant Manager���������O, well, some  of the best ones -are that way Jit the  beginning* "He- may   bring home- the  bacon yet.    ..................-.^.-.'.-...-,..-..=-  ���������:���������..-.XX  >;:Manager-^H(B:Vw<m;^V.unlc  tiiifliV -for������������������,hamXXf XX V''XXX''.;X'-  VXThoV P^bnWiVWlg^V^XVp  He?yBiAn?tA0-^^  and. now whenVi cpm6 back;:Iy|ihd  thatVyou 've Vbeeft Vflirting: ill VpvpirV the  place/--..V:- kJ-jyt. ���������XXyXX^'XXcVX ��������� ���������"  ; :;She--^peares^ Vthi9y^  sionate letters ;.I couldn 's ihelp";it!VvX'v*  ...:������������������' X^jietinVV(SydneyX  In the too hours .of; the morn, the  subordinate got^ off; the train, at ;the  home station. Going to th^;^telegraph  office,'! lie^^ sent this message, V*'Will  not be, atXne office ^bda^VAni' not  home yesterday ;yet.'.'���������Jack o? Ijan-  tern.Xx--v -' ->-V        V--;V'-X"v A. : '.-A,r.':'<  . First Bridge VFend-f-I once knew -a  man 'who had ^thirteen trumps and  never. took}:avtrick.'VV -,..-,;^.- ���������"       ���������;.-;;.;���������-''���������,;  .. Second '���������. Bridge Vpeld���������How aof V  "Firet'f?Brid"g6;~Fi&^^^  an ace, he trumped; and thai his partner threw  him out of the": window.���������-  Brunonian. V      V.  J. Dixon  House r'hone? Bay.  G. Murray  '     - - ' House Phone: Bay. 1137L '  Office Phone:   -  Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture nantifaciurers  Jobbing Carpenters;  Painting, Paperhanging and Knlaomininif  Shop! 1065 Dunsmuir St. Vaneouvar, B.C.  Cold Weather Poultry  Hints  Give your chickens  WABM  CHOP  mixed  with  John Bull  or Pratt's  Egg Producer.   Our   special DRY' MASH   is   excellent   to keep fowls  healthy.  MANGELS 60c per 100 lbs., substitute for green feed.  Shell, Bone, Charcoal, Beef Scrap, Eta, help to produce Eggs. Keep  these always before them.  VERNON FEED CO.  THREE STORES:     .  Mount  Pleasant,   Phones:' Fair.- 186   and Fair.  49th  and Fraser.    Phone:   Fraser  175. > .  Joyce St.,' Collingwood.   Phone: Collingwood 153.  878.  ckie5hoes  %mmmW "vBuilt for Wear  tiS*!  ,'','M':-.'.- ���������  Leckie Boots Venus Imitation  ���������XxTliferevfrro-'imiti^  ; Vf or������ eVei^tingV V^  BOOTS and1 ordinary boots is the difference between solid  S!iivw3Wnd3plafced^_ilw^  ^*?������^  Vare nffideVfi^''.^lSDVleatheii-, al^  and  cjoirif ort.JJ They  af eV -NOT Vfrade viip Vclieaplyi-f of J^frej  ATdomeoiyt'-,:ss\0^h6^ ~  Searchlight Mounted on Auto Truck

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