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 'X"fi'<X  x.  ���������X,    X   >V������i  4,1'  ������,'i  &Sft  552  653  3  ������oAS>  tOLUME VII.  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  T. J. Kmiotr  3 M.  m  T. J. leirity rU.  *tm������ral "Dlnilqn'---  At yonr Mtrie* day and ���������<  afebt. ' ,j>  Moderate chaise*.    -, ���������  808 Broadway Wwl  Pbone: Pair. 10M >  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA; FRIDAY,   FEBRUARY   4, 1916  \  5 Gents Per Copy.v  No. 39.  MOUNT PLEASANT  The secretaries of all Clubs  and Associations (whether social, religious or political) as  well as private individuals, are  invited to send in any items of  general interest each week for  publication in these columns.  Copy may be sent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  Mr. E. Scott Eaton, of 3044  Ontario street, is back at work  after a severe illness.  The    Mt.    Pteasant    Baptist  Sunday school held their annual  | tea and social for the senior dell partment last weekJEhere was a  Jl fair attendance.  1  Cant  on  Main    street,   both  |S/ northbound     and     southbound,  B were delayed 10 minutes at 5.50  \\) a.m. at the Great Northern crossing on account of a Great Northern train crossing Main street.  The many friends of Mr. Olark  Pettipiece, son of Mr. and Mrs.  R. P. Pettipiece, of 2349 St. Catherines street, who has been ill  '('for over two weeks in the general  ] hospital,- will Be glad to hear  B thai he is on the way to recovery.  A small fire occurred on Tues-  [day afternoon at the Crown Elec-  \trJBr  "and    fixture    Company's  wore, 101 Broadway eaat,  caus-  jedl by a  gasoline  explosion   in  the workshop at the rear of the  store.   Mr.   Lang, the   manager,  reports   damage   to   the   extent  (of "about $30, covered-bjfc- insure  ance. Mr. Mason is the owner of  the building.  The Mount Pleasant Baptist  church will resume their Bible  Class for boys and girls this  I evening under the leadership of  | Mr. R. W. Sharpe. This class-has  been started by request of the  many young people who have  joined the church during the  past two years. The attendance  now numbers over 60. The hour  has been changed to 7.15 p.m.  t Beginning on Sunday next special evangelistic services will be  held in the_Mt. Pleasant Baptist  church to continue for several  weeks. On Thursday evening next  there will be a special meeting  for home department members  and their friends under the  leadership of Mrs. West, who is  well known for her earnest:' and  timely messages.  In some lines of business the  normal intaking has dropped to  about one half, during the past  few days owing to the storm.  Quite a number of our young  people attended the annual masquerade carnival at the arena on  Wednesday night and repqrt it a  huge success.  The Alumnae Asociation of the  Vancouver General Hospital held  its regular monthly meeting in  the Nurses' Home, Heather St.,  on Tuesday evening.  The regular meeting of the  Ward V. branch Of the Woman's  Forum will be held in the K. of  P. Hall on Wednesday next, the  9th inst., at 3 p.m.  The social dance given by Hollister Review No. 5 -Women's  Benefit Asociation of the Maca-  bees in the K. P. Hall last Friday evening was the most successful of the season.  There -will be a meeting of the  Ward V. Conservative Association r- on Monday night < in the  Oddfellows' Hall, at whieh0 it is  hoped there will be a good attendance, as several important  matte** will-come up, for attention.  The Christian Endeavour Local Union rally, comprising. the  various societies in the city, will  be held in the auditorium of the  Mt. Pleasant Methodist church on  Monday evening. Rev. Dr. Sipprell will give an address relative - to the work among the  young people. A hearty invitation  is extended to all.  There was a fairly good attendance at the whist drive given by Queen Mary Review No. 22  Women's Benefit Association of  the Macabees, in the Oddfellows'  Hall, 30th and Main street, on  Wednesday night. The first prize  for ladies went to Mrs. Shaw.  Mr. Tursell captured the gentleman's first an dMr. R. P. Pettipiece the second.  On Saturday afternoon last a  frame dwelling at 654 Tenth ave.  west, owned and occupied by  Mrs. E. Foley, was slightly damaged _by_ fire caused -by���������sparks  from a defective stovepipe. The  fire followed the pipes from the  ceiling in the kitchen to the woodwork in the attic. The damage  is estimated at about $25 covered by insurance;  Mrs.   Fred  Morrison,   Mount  Stephen Apartments^7 corner of  7th avenue and Quebec street, entertained a number of. members  and friends of the Maccabees  and Pythian Sisters on Wednesday evening. An enjoyable time  was spent "in games, music and  cards. Owing to illness of some  of the members, there was not as  large a number present; as;���������' expected, but those who enjoyed  the hospitality of the hostess  were: Mr. and Mrs. Hartman, Mr.  and Mrs. Barnes, Mr. and Mrs.  Brown, Mr. Smitheringale, Mrs:  M Maxwell, Mrs. Anderson, Mr.  Hutcheson and others.  Mre;.   Cropley,   624 Broadway  east; entertained a number of  guests at a linen,shower in honor of Miss Lillian Fawcett, whose  marriage is to take place shortly. Those present were Mrs. A.  Thornfield, Mrs. A. J. Passage,  Mrs. L. H. Tweedale, Misses Emmie Franklin, Pearl Stinson, Fay  Brown, Bessie Fraser, Almo  Cropley, Evelyn Hector, Winnie  Dalton, Elizabeth Rorison, Margaret Fawcett. The bride to be  was the recipient of many useful  gifts.J  The adjourned annual meeting  of the Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian  congregation took place on Wednesday evening. Rev. A. E. Mitchell presided, and the balance  of the congregational business  was transacted, including the  reading of the reports of. the  various organizations on the past  year's work. All the reports were  exceedingly satisfactory; and the  members look forward with a  great deal of pleasure to this  year Ts work. At the.: conclusion  the Ladies' Guild served light  refreshments.  HOUSE OF COMMONS  DESTROYED BY FIRE,  The4 Dominion Parliament Buildings were destroyed last night by a lire Which broke out at nine  o'clock in the House of Commons reading room,  swept down the corridors, leaped to the galleries,-,  and in a few minutes had-fitted the entire wing with  smoke and flames. By 10.30 the central and wea������  ern sections of the main building were seething in  flajne and fire was bursting through the roof. The  chamber of the House and the post office were soon  gone and the fire spread throughout the building.  At 11.30 when the Montreal fire department arrived in response to a telephone call, several sections  of the central part of the building were falling in.  The fire had spread to the eut side enveloping the  Senate Chamber. The library was still untouched.  The Speaker's Chambers, were destroyed with their  many valuable paintings.  Hon. Martin Burrell was in his office near the  reading room when the fire was first discovered.  He was forced to run through the flames, getting  severely burned about the face.  Two people are known to be dead, Madame  Bray and Madame Morin, of Quebec, who were the,  guests of Madame Sevigny, wife bf the Speaker.  Four men are also thought to have been killed by  the falling of a wall.  People in the vicinity of the fire are certain  that two separate explosions occurred and that within a few minutes the section of the building near  the reading room was in flames. The, origin of the  fire, however, remains a mystery..  One of the first persons in the .city to receive  ^ word of the catastrophe was, Mrs. Stevens, wife of  H. H. Stevens, M. P., for Vancouver, who resides  at 1451 Twelfth AvenueBwt. The telegram was as  follows: "Main Parliament building destroyed. I  am all right. Overcoat and effects destroyed." Mrs.  Stevens stated that it was probable that her husband had many important papers in the building  which would be destroyed.  X >  ���������5   rX  ���������: tm  v,   *r-4a  1 **x  SOOTH VANCOUVER  Councillor James and Mr. F.  O. Hodgson, of the firm of Mc-  Gibbon and Hodgson, have been  appointed police commissioners  for South Vancouver, and Councillor Rowlings and Mr. E. J.  Armstrong of Ward IV.*, licence  commissioners.  The following offle.bearers for  the ensuing year have been appointed by the Ward II Conservative Association; President. W.  F. McClintock; vice-president, F.  O. Hodgson; treasurer, R. C.  Hodgson; secretary, G. A. Stevens; executive, Messrs. McNeish,  Barber, Bennett and Perry.  The Epworth League of the  South Hill Methodist church celebrated the fifth anniversary of  its organization on Monday  night. An address' was delivered  by Rev. J. P. Westman, of Vancouver. Birthday cakes, made by  the heads ef the departments,  formed a feature of the luncheon, which was served at the  conclusion of the meeting. There  was a large , attendance and  very encouraging reports - were  received from all departments.  A public meeting will be held  in Prohibition interests in Ash's  Hall, 3525 Fraser avenue, this  evening at 8 o'clock.-Mr. C. M.  Woodworth and Mr. William  Savage- w&t be the speakers. All  interested in prohibition are invited to attend.,  'V  I *.\J  V.U  \j sSfi  The Central .South Vancouver  branch of the Red Cross Society  have sent to the Red Cross headquarters the following shipment  of supplies: Twelve hospital  shirts, 22 pairs socks, 21 face  cloths, 7 handkerchiefs, .3 shirts,  1' tablecloth, 7 table napkins and  dusters. The shipment will be  sent to the front in due time.  X  Over 247 miles of roads in the  municipality and, sidewalks to ���������  the extent of 140 miles have already been cleared of snow by'  the ploughs. In Ward VII 14  miles of. sidewalks and gutters  were cleared in two days by  means ol a roughly made hand  plough. The work has been under the engineering department  by the ward foremen. ������ ,  >%  r  \?\  HAS NA&HOW ESCAPE  PEEMIEE BOEDEN  Wbo was forced to leave tbe Parliament Buildings without coat or  hat. Sir Bobert announced that  the Howe of Commons would  meet ths afternoon as usual, probably in the Russell Theatre.  Burnaby  v The municipal engineer has put  the grader at work on Kingsway,  but the jitneys have been piit out  of. business for the time being.  Even when they get through the  co&t of gasoline runs high.  was read from tlie clerk at Co-  quitlam announcing that the  terms of the.Great Northern to  erect a temporary wooden structure over the road was quite  satisfactory to them���������as the letter intimated it was to Burnaby  ���������and a joint meeting was suggested to discuss details of the  proposition.  Councillors Bevan and Coldicutt pointed out that recommendation of that nature_ brought  back by the committee from the  joint deputation had never been  accepted. Councillor Green said  that he. had been -informed that  Burnaby was not keeping faith  with her neighbor, but he was  sharply checked by the reeve  'with the demand that the name  of his informant be forthcoming at once. Councillor Green suggested that was not necessary.  "Absolutely it is," said the  reeve. However, the councillor  qualified his statement by saying that, was the inference he  took from his informant.  One of ,the mort success|ial  masquerade and fancy dress ball*?  ever enjoyed in Sotith Hill was  that held on Saturday evening in  the St. Mary's Parish Hall. The  dance, which was held in aid of  the Belgian Relief Fund, was  very well attended. The dance  programme was very tastefully  arranged and up to date music  was supplied by Crawford's orchestra. In the absence of Rev.  Owen Bulkley, ex-Councillor  James Campbell carried out the  duties of master of ceremonies.  The executive has arranged to  hold another masquerade on St.  Valentine's Day.  "We stand to the terms of the  original order of the Board of  Railway Commissioners to have a  permanent steel structure over  the north road built and mainr  tained by the Great Northern  Railway Company," said Reeve  Fraser last night, concluding* a  review of the North road question from its inception.  The   question   arose    at    the  council   meeting  when   a   letter  The annual meeting of West  Burnaby Auxiliary to the Victorian Order of Nurses was held  this week at the home of Mrs.  W. M. Fraser, Trafalgar Road,  at which the election of officers  took place. The meeting convened at 7.30, and at 8.30 became  of a social nature, each member  being privileged to invite a lady  or gentleman friend^ to participate in'the evening's enjoyment.  Cards and dancing were indulged in.  ���������-  At the Ruth Morton Memorial  Baptist church, 27th avenue and  Prince Albert street, the pastor,  Rev.J. Willard Litch, will preach  on Sunday morning on the topic  "Happy Christians," and in the  evening on "St. Peter's Recipe  for a Revival."  The continued stormy weather  and the accompanying shutting  down of all sewer construction  work in the municipality has  caused distress to many families.  Some -400 families were, before  the storm, being pr>vided for by  the sewer work, and Relief Inspector Pleming was hopeful  that there would uot.be so mucn  distress as last winter, but the  evicting off of the only w.trk g>i-  ing on. in the municipality, bids  fair to tax'the.-resources of th.������  department to tho limit. ���������*'.*���������-. it is,  many families 'a".������������������������������������ alrondy Pool-  i; ������ the pinch. TUo me':: we:_  o.-Jy (rotting two \xokXv ork mi  tri.-. -.i-oi.th so that, the/ .were i*..������t  iibt-  to nave  inii'-h.  It will be remembered that a  feews ago a roll of. honor was  unveiled at the Carleton school,  giving the names of the young  men who were educated in that  school. There were 22 names on  that school roll, and a space was  left for adding more, for, 'as Mr.  ���������J. Francis Bursill said in performing the unveiling ceremony,  ;he was confident that other young  men from Collingwood who had  attended the school would* answer  the call oi: empire. That prophecy lias been fulfilled, eleven  more names having been added  to the roll, including young  Payne, young Todrick, and othr  ers well known. It is said, too,  that; Mr.. Almas, who was a candidate for a seat as councillor in  Ward I. has joined the Pioneers'  Unit, and leaves in a day or two  for Victoria.  The shortag-a' of fuel is now :;  being actively felt in many homes, '*.  where ������>fupply to last them in or-' <  dinftry weather only had been se-"  cured, the ^intense cold; causing a  fires to be kept, going longer/  The municipality had a good supply of firewood at the end of tbe^  year which   the   inspector   had  been been giving out as carefully as possible, but it is rapidly  being depleted.  X"xi  -V,������s  X   A  "���������44.^17!  ,   ���������?  .-  -yXh  ^ 4 -  4  lit"    V /   ,J *.  \ /%' ^  To succeed Rev. & % Oollis-  on, who has become Archdeacon  of Quatsino, Rev. J. D. McKen-  zie-Naughton, M.A., rector of St.  Thomas' church, South Vancouver, has been transferred to St.  Luke's, Cedar Hill; in the diocese  of Columbia. He is a graduate of  Toronto University and Wycliffe  College. He,came west as assistant at St. MichaePs, Mount Pleasant, but 18 months ago was appointed rector of St. Thomas'  church. -  Eac-Reeve Gold is asking the  council t^o pass for payment certain accounts of Vancouver newspapers for advertising which had  been ordered by himself, without  the consent of his council. The  accounts are for, .i*54.30 and are  foran advertisement calling the  attention of the councillors to a  resolution to the effect that they  were not empowered to order  goods or sign 'requisition, slips  for goods to a greater value than  $50 at one time, unless with the  sanction of the council. The accounts were previously submitted  to the old council which held  that the advcrtiseinents had  been inserted irregularly and  without' proper authority and  that by ordering the insertions  the reeve had broken the very  resolution he   was advertising.  Canvassers Wanted  Wanted at Once���������Several  young ladies of good address to work for the  WESTERN CALL. Any  young lady can earn from  two to four dollars a day.  Exclusive territory given.  Apply in person at 203  Kingsway. THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, February 4, 1916.  There are few men connected  with the great war who receive  so little attention as the King of  Britain on this side of the ocean.  The part taken by George V in  . the affairs of his country is almost unknown. That is hTno way  surprising when one realizes that  a certain number of English  people themselves do not know  anything of the vast amount of  daily work he does in close touch  with his ministers.  Doesn't Advertise  George V. is like the late Lord  Roberts, that wonderful little  man tfte very sight of whom  awoke loyalty and enthusiasm.  He doesn't advertise. It is a curious thing that while there are a  hundred pens busily and constantly at work drawing true and  imaginary word pictures of the  Kaiser, the Czar and other  reigning monarchs, no one has  taken the trouble to give a know-  ledgable and human picture of  that slight rather delicate look-  ; ing, dignified man for whom a-  great navy is at work throughout  every hour of the night and day.  and to whose glory all the best  of Great Britain and Irelandand  her colonies is serving at home  and in the trenches.  This,  T  think,  pecularly characteristic   of  England���������the   out  come of that phase of insularity  and national pride which is  generally misunderstood. It is an  English habit not to care what  others may think of their leaders, their opinions, their ideals or  their efforts. The Englishman  says that he knows the worth  or the uselessness of these men  and these efforts, and what his  next door neighbor thinks... of  them doesn't matter.  To my mind this point of. view  may be carried too far���������at any  rate in regard to America, whose  sympathies and whose friendship  have always been given so generously- to that tight little island  over the water from whose quiet  places so many of the original  pioneers of i the United States, set  out in the old days. I believe,  therefore, that a character sketch  of King George will be at this  moment of great interest to  American readers.  The First Democrat  4f  England is a democracy which  maintains a monarch and paradoxical as it may seem that monarch is the first democrat.in the  world���������if by democrat is meant  a man who works to maintain  the freedom of his people. Like  the son of any other English father, George V. underwent the  ordinary  and strenuous training  WHY ENPURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM PAY  TO PAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH--AN OFFENCE  TO YOUR FRIENDS ?  If the dread of earn or your inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged hy other dentists has  hitherto prevented you having your teeth attended to, listen to my message.  DENTISTRY AS I PRACTICE IT    /  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OP PAIN  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MY PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am I of Oralthcsia and its certain results, I say  to ail my patients:  "IF IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  And in comparison to the high prices charged by others  in my profession MY prices are, in keeping with-'the  .   HIGH quality of my work and the materials which I use,  exceedingly low.  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. Glendon Moody  Vancouver's  Pioneer  Dentist  Dawson Block  Cor. Hastings and Main Sts.  Phone Seymour 1566  Vancouver's  Painless  Dentist  of a sailor. He passed through  Osborne,' the naval school, and  served as a midshipman on board  a warship. He was promoted in  the ordinary way after he had  passed the examinations and  tests. He rubbed shoulders with  his fellow sailors as all other  Englishmen do, acquiring that  magnificent sense of duty and discipline which is the backbone of  that sacrifice.  These were the happiest days  of his life, for then he did not  carry oh his shoulders the  heavy load of responsibility that  was shifted to them when his  father died. Later in life, in order that his perspective might be  widened and that he might become acquainted with the sons  of the motherland in the overseas colonies, he traveled widely,  visiting Canada, Australia, New  Zealand, South Africa and India.  During these tours he made good  friends and showed that he possessed great gifts as a public  speaker with a frank, direct and  fearless utterance.  Hardest Worker in England  He served also as a soldier and  made it his business to understand the arts of diplomacy. In  a word, the present King of England has been, and still is, a British workingman, earning his  daily bread like Imy other Englishman and maintaining his position as King by the sweat of  his brow. I doubt whether there  is any man living in England  today whose working hours are  so long and arduous or whose responsibilities are greater or are  borne more earnestly.  It is said by those people who  are ignorant and untraveiled that  the King of England is a cipher- in his own country���������a curious and rather pathetic relic of  dead days. There was never a  mistake so great as this. . Like  Queen Victoria and the late King  Edward, King George is the head  of the Constitution of England.  Acts as Referee  He is in a sort of way the referee of the two political teams  elected by the country and sent  to the House of Commons to do  its work. He stands aside from,  their constant scrums just as  does the referee of a football  field, but in the same way his  verdict is final anl he is constantly consulted by the captains of the opposing factions and  and by^the Peers in the House  of Lords. The affairs of the army  and navy and of the diplomatic  service are his affairs, and there  is no point affecting the welfare  of the country upon which he is  not personally consulted. It will  thus be seen how little of a  cipher is King George and how  constantly pressing is his load  of work.  A Stickler for Etiquette  That is the man as the King.  As to the King as a man he is,  first and foremost, a typical  sailor, That is to say, he is a disciplinarian, amazingly thorough  and efficient and up to date���������a  stickler for etiquette, as all sailors are, and honest and honorable in all his dealings with  men and matters. Vevy much  alive-to his great responsibilities,  he devotes himself, heart and soul  to his job, rarely taking a holiday, with very , little time for  social affairs.  ln person he is slightly built  but wiry. He wears the pointed  beard of a sailor man and is by  no means dandified in his clothes:  He has a keen sense of humor,  and is easily and gladly amused. His manner is rather abrupt  and shy and his choice of words  is simple and direct.  A Keen Sportsman  lie is a keen sportsman and  one of the best game shots in  England. He owns a very valuable racing stable at Sandring-  ham, but he does not devote as  much time to racing as the sporting element in England wishes  he would���������he   has  many    other  things to do.  In his family he is a devoted  husband and father, and although  he brings into his home much  of the discipline which "his earlier training has given him and  requires his sons to carry out his  orders as though they were his  junior officers, he has won and  kept their love, respect and loyalty. He is essentially a clean  minded man whose life is led  with extreme simplicity. He is  determined to set a good example  to his family and to his countrymen. In no sense of the word  a "prig," he is unashamed to  believe and to show that he believes in God.  Interest in the Army  The greatest disappointment of  his life is the fact that he has  not been permitted by his advisers to take an active command  in the field during the war or to  go to sea as an admiral on one  of his warships. Instead, however, his activity and his keenness find their vent in a hundred other ways.  Almost daily he is to be found  in uniform in one part or another of the country inspecting  troops, examining quarters and  commissariats and paying surprise visits to places never mentioned in the press. His journeys  to the western front have been  frequent, and always he leaves  behind him an added determ-  mination on the part of. his men  to uphold the glory of his arms.  With no frills or pomp he passes  through the trenches saying just  those manly things which men  desire to hear and directing an  expert eye upon everything  which shall add to the comfort  of his troops.  There is not a hospital at home  or abroad either for officers or  men which does not know him  well. To these pathetic houses of  all sorts and descriptions in all  parts he goes���������not as a king but  as a man and a friend, unattended��������� sometimes unannounced ���������  and he sits down on the beds  of the wounded men and gives  them cheery, simple words.  Favorite of the French  He has paid deference to the  French army many times and  consolidated that wonderful spirit of brotherhood which exists  everywhere in France and wherever French and English soldiers  fight side by side. In fact he has  proved himself to be���������if proof  were needed���������a good Englishman and he has earned for himself in the army and navy the  nickname of "G Five," which  shows how affectionately he is  regarded and how democratic is  his spirit.  Maintains Unity at Rome  When the history of this war  comes to be written one good  chapter at least must be devoted  to the work of KingVGeorge to  show how invaluable his services  to his country have been and how  greatly he has contributed to  maintain the unity pf the ministers, who were quite unprepared  and in no frame of mind  for war during the great crisis for which they are responsible. His tact and example, loyalty and efficiency have  done more than we may now  know or say to restrain the opposing political parties of the  House of Commons from flying at  eaoh other's throats; and it is  only when Lord Kitchener's  great effort can be regarded from  a perspective that a right and  just estimate of the King's personal assistance will be made  known.  England's new army has been  called '' Kitchener's army,'' but  no one knows better than Lord  Kitchener himself that its' true  name is "King George's army,"  and that it is to serve "G Five"  that the men of England have  left their tasks to become soldiers. The simple manliness of  this sailor-soldier, of this democratic King, has brought to life  such an effort as has never be-  TRUST COMPANY CHARGES  Changes for Trust Company service are usually tho same as would  be allowed for similar service by an individual. They are never  more. 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TANGO TICKETS EXTOE  The public are reminded that  the, tango tickets which ..-became  invalid on December 31, but the  life of which was extended by  the B. C. Electric for the convenience of patrons,; finally became void on the night of Monday, January 31. Those; having tango tickets in their 'posses-'-  5?P?_^^^2M^S-AJ^S^54^lJ_i������fe  value by applying at the B. C.  Electric offices at Granville street  and at Carrall'and-!Hastings Sts.  NEW PLANT MAIUNG  ARMS FOB ALLIES  SUFFRAGISTS SEND  THEIR CONGRATULATIONS  The United Suffrage Societies,  consisting of the Equal Franchise  Association, the Pioneer Political  Equality League, the British Columbia Women's Suffrage League,  the Mount Pleasant Suffrage  League and the Cedar Cottage  Suffrage League, have telegraphed to their sister suffragists in  Manitoba congratulating them on  their   recent   victory.  The Suffragists of British* Columbia are more than delighted  with the enfranchisement of the  Manitoba women and feel now  that, the ice is broken, the other  provinces will quickly follow the  good example set before them.  If you start making a man  give up things, you are almost  sure to end by being one of the  things he gives up.  The Remington Arms Company  of Bridgeport, Connecticut, is  building a huge plant to make  arms for the Allies. The first sod  was turned on December 16,1914  and the work has involved the  erection of a line of five-storey  buildings half a mile long and a  city large enough to house 50,-  000 inhabitants.  5,000    FACTS  ABOUT   CANADA  The public will welcome the new  issue for 1916 of $5,000 Facts About  Canada,'' the popular ��������� and valuable  cyclopedia pf Canadian dates, compiled by Prank Yeigh of Toronto, the  well known writer and lecturer on  the Dominion. No up-to-date and intelligent Canadian can afford to be  without this .,'' hardy annual,'' which  is a revelation in concrete form of  the wonderful growth. of our country  in a-- single . year, despite war conditions; indeed^ it circulates all over the  world, and as such is a splendid advertisement. The chapter of "War  Facts" is, by the way, both timely  and illuminating. Fifty other chapters  are devoted alphabetically to every  phase of our national life, from Agriculture to the Yukon, while several  sketch maps are of high value.# Copies may be had from newsdealers or by  sending 25c to the Canadian Facts  Pub. Co., 588 Huron: Street, Toronto,  Canada. V   Friday, February 4, 1916.  .  THE WESTERN CALL  ,   IX,"  ''XXX X;,  .8  Great Britain having been  'slow in getting her men ready  for war does riot propose to be  slow in getting them ready for  , the peace which is to follow. The  most elaborate preparations are  being made throughout the Empire for meeting the problems  which will arise as soon as, with  the cessation of hostilities, itbe-  comes possible to disband the  troops and the general return to  industry begins.  Providing Employment  Already all possible efforts are  under way to insure lucrative  and in every way efficient employment to the members of the  various forces which have come  to the war from the British overseas colonies.  Already it has been agreed by  Britons generally that the care  of the disabled is a national obligation and that it cannot be  met better than by pensions.  Plans are being devised which  will enable individuals and associations of one kind or another,  especially including those among  employers, to co-operate withthe  government in such efforts.  Four Classes of Men  It is recognized that there will  be four classes of returning men.  First,   there   will be   the   able  bodied fortunate enough to have  had their positions kept open for  them by their patriotic employers. These men will present no  problem.  Second will be the able bodied  who were out of work at the  time of their enlistment, or who  will find that their employers  during their absence have superceded them. In this second  class may be included invalided  and wounded men who presently  will become able bodied, but will  then find themselves out of work.  The third and tragically large  class will consist of invalidedand  wounded men, who, because of  war won disabilities, will be unable to follow their old occupations, but who still will be able  efficiently to take up other work  after   proper   training.  The fourth class, most tragic  of all, will consist of permanently  disables who, under any conceivable circumstances, will be -unable  to earn livings for themselves or  for their dependents, if they have  them.t  Canada's Plan  In Canada the Dominion Manufacturers' Association is urged  to provide work for classes two  and three on a percentage basis  ���������that is, it is proposed that each  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  =NEVER AGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  LOTS  Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St., formerly  held at $4,500,  for $1,600, on  terms.  Kitsilano���������Two 33 ft.  lots, cleared,  on llth  Avenue, for  merly held at  $1,200 each,  for  $350   each.  Strathcona Heights���������50 ft. lot, magnificent  view,  on  25th  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������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 ft. lot on llth Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300.   Sell for $900.  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th Ave. near Highbury Street, on  top of the hill,  for  $300.  Point Grey���������70 by 122  ft.  on. 21st  Ave., near Crown St.,  for $300. V  South Vancouver���������A  few Lots  on  66th and  67th  Avenue  for $70.00   each,  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner River Ave. and Gilley  Avenue on the hill,  fine  view, southern  exposure, for  $225.00.  ACBEAGE  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Rumble Road, on the sunny southern slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150.  On terms.  Lulu Island���������4 acres at Garden City, cleared, richest of  soil. Cost owner $320 per acre 8 years ago. Sell the 4  acres for $700.00.  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under  cultivation.   Cost $300 per acre.   The whole for $650.  Gibson's Landing���������10 Acres on the Government Road, 3  miles' from the Landing. Good land. Creek running  through, all for $350.00.  Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B. C E.  R. near Jubilee Station. A grand property with a  great future, improved. $35,000 was one time refused  for this same property. Can be bought today for  $6,(500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres   of the   very   best   soil, 21-2   miles  .    north  of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing.   Owner  paid over  $500 per  acre as  a subdi  vision  proposition.   Sell  to-day  for  $100  per acre   on  terms.  Burnaby���������13-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  HOUSES  Point Grey;���������On Wilson Road carline, neat little 3-room  cottage, on lot .33.7 by 298.9 feet deep, all improved,  chicken house and runs. Formerly held at $3,300. Today  for  $1,350.  Fairview���������Quebec St., 5 room modern cottage, fireplace,  built in buffet, pannelled walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.  Kitsilano���������6-room modern house on lot 66 by 132 feet, with  fireplace,,hardwood floors, furnace, bath and toilet sep-  ; arate, former value was  $6,000.   Sell for $3,150.  Fairview���������-8 rooms, hardwood floors, hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot 50 ft. by 120, on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.   Owner paid $9,000. Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, full 50 ft. lot, on 10th Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 7 1-2 per cent,  mortgage.  Fairview���������8 rooms and one on the 3rd floor, hot water  heat, garage, nice grounds, on llth Ave., near Yukon  Street. Formerly held at $10,000. Sell now for $6,000  on terms.  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St West Phone Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  employer shall increase the number of his employees by 5, 10,  15 or 20 per cent., as he may find  financially possible. It is argued  that by thus increasing his output many a Canadian manufacturer may be stimulated to selling efforts which notably will increase his individual business and  the aggregate commerce of the  Dominion.  With regard to the needs of  class three the Provincial Commission, in London, is doing  much, and is freely and efficiently co-operating with the various  Dominion commissions, notably  for the benefit of their men but  also for the benefit of men , in  England, Ireland, Scotland and  Wales who after the war may  wish to go to the Dominion.  .  Trade Apprentices  In some cases the unfortunate  victims of warfare, will be apprenticed to new trades fitted  to their curtailed abilities, as  lads are apprenticed in normal  times.  In other cases entire workshops will be placed, in idle hours  at the disposition of the learners, so that these .men may familiarize themselves with the materials and tools which will be  useful to them as means of livelihood when they have become  expert in their management. In  such instances foremen and others, volunteering their services,  will act as instructors. Already  it is evident that there will be  no lack of workshops offered for  such training or of. men to direct  it.  These are the principal ideas  now being worked out in connection with the return of the men  to the shops and factories. It may  be that even, more important will  be the various schemes for sending returning soldiers toxthe land  I as agriculturists.  There are some sufficiently optimistic to believe that through  the impulse toward the development of agriculture which may  result from this suggested course,  an access of prosperity may be  given to the colonies of sufficient  moment to make up, in a large  degree, for the war's cost to them  but of course such extreme optimism seems extravagant to most  thinkers.  Railways to Help  In Canada it is hoped that assistance to the movement for the  distribution of returned soldiers  to the farming lands will presently be volunteered by the Canadian Pacific and other railways.  The bankers of all British territory are to be asked to employ  as messengers soldiers, who have  lost- limbs; the railroad companies, theatres and hotels throughout all British dominions are being requested to make places for  partially disabled men; the manufacturers' associations, of Canada and elsewhere, have been  asked to devise plans for the production, as new industries, of articles hitherto imported from  enemy countries, the making of  which will give work to veterans,  able and disabled.  This will have also the especial object of rendering what  has been denominated ''poetic  justice," by organizing war's  victims in such industries as  seriously will affect the future  trade of those whom England  holds responsible for the war.  GERMANY A POOR  COLONIZER  Germany has not appeared to  good advantage in her African  domain. She has done little, for  example, to uplift the natives.  Many Germans in the colonial  service favored the idea at first  of reducing the blacks of German East Africa practically to a  condition of slavery. Fortunately  this programme was riot encouraged from Berlin.  Policy of Extermination  The British have done much  in their colonies for the education of the natives. The French  have taken many sons of chiefs  to France to give them" such  training as might make them men  of somewhat enlightened influence in their home country. The  Germans thought this policy was  rather nonsensical. They have of-  teen been tactless in their management of the natives. They killed  nearly half of the Hottentot, population of German Southwest  Africa before they became mas-.  ters of the country. It has been  the policy of, the English and  French, on the other hand, to  use very severe methods only  when milder measures failed.  'Seized by Allies  At first Germany was eager to  know just what resources each of  her colonies could supply; and  she based her investigations upon  the very best- maps that have  come out of that continent, excepting from Egypt and British  South Africa. Togo, "the little  German colony on the Guinea  coast, which was the first to be  seized by the allies, is more accurately mapped than most of  the Balkan States.    *  A very interesting social experiment was in progress in German Southwest Africa when Gen.  Botha invaded and seized that colony early in 1915. Some years  ago the Germans found that diamonds were scattered among the  sands over an area of considerable width extending north and  south along the Atlantic. How  these gems came to be there was  at first a puzzling question, but  the solution was found. The diamonds came from old volcanic  necks, the same formation in  which they are found at Kim-  berley. The necks had been worn  down to the surface and the  rough stones were blown here and  there with the sand  Diamonds Yield Revenue  Diamond    hunters   began    to|  flock to^ the colony till the government called a halt. It was de  elded that these diamonds, being  one of the gifts that nature had  bestowed upon the colony, should  be made a source of revenue to  be used in building schools and  roads and for the development of.  irrigation plants. The scheme was  put   into operation   and   was   a  blessing to the colony for many  years.  The government of the German colony imposed a heavy  royalty upon diamond mining  companies and the proceeds were  expended for the purposes mentioned. The results were beginning to be very helpful in this  remarkable region. Once thought  to be a worthless sand waste but  no*"/ known to have potentialities of- important development.  The next generation will certainly see many thousands of people  in German Southwest Africa producing fine crops or irrigated  lands, raising great heads of cattle on grassy plains and extracting the mineral weaHh  that is so widely distributed.  An Unusual Experiment  One of Germany's unusual experiments in this colony was to  s.nd hundreds of young German  women D there to marry bachelor  farmers "and other German immigrants. Gov. von Schuckmann  wrote that few of the young German colonists had either money  or time to return to the fatherland for the purpose of securing  life companions, many of them  were marrying the native women, and unless some remedy  were applied the colony would  cease to be German. The whites  of other nations were making  more homes in the colony than  the Germans themselves.  The Spirit of Service  When the land is storm-swept, when  trains are stalled and roads are blocked,  the telephone trouble-hunter with snow-  shoes and climbers makes his lonely fight  to keep the wire highways open.  t ������  ���������. * - j  *' ���������,  This same spirit of service animates the  whole telephone system. The linemen  show it when they carry the wires across  the lonely places. It is found in the girl  at the switchboard who always sticks to  her post. It inspires the leaders of the  telephone forces, who are finally responsible to tho public for good .service.  The B. C. Telephone Company aims to  be always responsive to the needs of the  people. It is animated by the spirit of service. It lias shown that men and women,  co-operating for a great purpose, may be  as good citizens collectively as individually.  British Columbia Telephone  Company, limited  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL POUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West;  Vancouver, B. O.  Correct  "What was the gist of. Lloyd  George's plea for more munitions?"  "War is shell."  About tne Same  With a slight alteration, the  old saying still goes: There are  two things you can't dodge���������  death and taxis.  Neck and Neck  "I'm not quite sure which deserves the title���������Bryan or Ford."  "What title?"  "Dub of Peace."  On account of the embargo  placed on British coal Sweden  has arranged to receive coal from  Belgium. This indicates that the  coal mines in that country are  again in operation.  _   _ _ Authoritative _  "Does your wife ever go  through your pockets while you  are asleep?"  "No, she does it openly. Maintains firmly her right of search  and seizure.''���������Kansas City Journal.  A. O. 0. 7.  "I belong now to the A. O.  O. F."  "What's that?"  "Any   Organization    Omitting  Ford."  Nothing New  A newspaper headline says:  "Germans Offensive in Champagne." But there is nothing  new about that. We have known  others who were offensive in  champagne indeed, we know of  one or two who were offensive  even in grape juice.  Webster Up To Date  At a local dance the other  evening a couple of bright youths  were allaying their thirst at the  hall tap. One had providently  brought his private drinking cup  along. The other, looking on enviously, remarked, "That's a  good idea . . . to bring along  your own liquidator."  If a man believes in himself  and other people believe in his  lies his future is assured.  x      Awfu' Like It  Since her husband made money  through government contract  work, Mrs. McPherson has tried  to live up to it. At home she  still speaks the good old broad  Scottish, but in public she clips  her words "jist like the gentry."  One day; while she was travelling in a tramcar with her little son, a lady entered, carrying  a spaniel.  "Oh, maw!" shrieked wee Archie excitedly. "See the neat wee  dug!"  "That's a little dog. darling!"  corrected his mother sweetly.  "Is it, maw?" said the youngster. "But, maw, it's awfu' like  a wee dug!"���������Saturday Night.  First Step to Ruin  An old criminal was once asked what was The firststep that  led him to ruin, and he said:  "The first thing that led me to  my down-fall was cheating an  editor out of two years' subscription. When I had done that the  devil had such a grip on me that  I could not shake him off."���������  Trail News.  His Message to His Wife  Some of the best stories of the  war come from tbe base hospitals, and arc bestowed on the doctors in the same spirit that grateful patients bestow gifts on.their  medical attendants in civil life.  One told recently has travelled  from the farthest outposts in  Mesopotamia. A Turkish officer,  captured in the Mesopotamian  campaign, asked and received  permission to telegraph to his  wife when he was brought to  Basra. His message read "Safely  captured."  Prison Warder���������"We try to  get every inmate work with  which he is familiar. What's  your trade ?" New Prisoner:  "I'm a professional pedestrian."  W'^%,  r ���������  . i  ^���������"-^ ��������� i  1*  **_,  ". iX  *x>X  J~  ���������^  , /. -i ���������  "  '  ���������*���������--���������,  't.r1'   .  i*  j''-. - <~  ���������  "  XX  <j  'f-j.^ji  ���������i ������������������  (J  4  , '��������� '<���������', -  -  -J -i  ,* j   < .  *      r     i_         1  "                 i.   J  '  X  ���������'��������� ���������>>.{>���������  - Xv  ,  ���������'f,',1  s ���������''"-,���������  '- ' XI  4      \  ,: 'A1  '-*������.  i   *>  '-wl  >  "i'l  -   " ht\  ������������������#1  f   ^'  -r'2  "Henry, how   do  you like my  new hat?"  "Weil, dear,  to  tell  you the truth " " Stop there!  If you're going to talk that way  about it, Henry, I don't want to  know!"    ��������� THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, February 4.1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED  EVERY FRIDAY  By tbe ������ \  McConneUs, Publishers, Limited  Head Office:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140  Subscription: One Dollar a Year in  ' Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  THS   FIRE AT   OTTAWA  On Thursday night the Parlia  . ment Buildings at Ottawa were  destroyed by fire, the origin of  which has not been determined  as we go to press. Naturally the  concensus of opinion in Vancou  ver is that it resulted from an  incendiary bomb placed by  agents of the German government. There are other means  from which the fire might have  started. It might have been caus  ed by combustion or a lighted  cigar thrown down among the  papers of the reading room,  where the fire originated. We do  know that in Eastern Canada  and particularly in the Eastern  -States German agents have been  busy of late, arid it would not  be surprising if they Were re:  sponsible for- this latest outrage  -However, on the faee of it, it  seems '  unreasonable . that   any  , one could have placed a bomb in  -the' reading room where dozens  ''Of people are going in and out  all the time. Policemen were on  guard at both doors of the room  . where the fire started and in the  room itself, and this tends to dis  miss the idea of German agents  being responsible.  Mr. H. H. Stevens, who was in  the parliament buildings at the  time, had a narrow escape. He  was forced to .make a hurried  exit, both hatless and coatless.  Premier Borden and,Hon. Martin  ��������� Burrell both had narrow escapes,  the latter.having his face badly  -burned.  The number of lives lost inthe  conflagration is estimated at six  although this total may be con-  siderablly swelled.    _ v  have tried so hard to replace.  While the heavy snow fall has  undoubtedly caused many inconveniences, still it may be'a blessing in disguise. The' travelling  public can do well to take the  lesson of the past few weeks te  heart, and when the springtime  rolls around and traffic gets  back to its normal conditions, to  patronize the coinpany who have  spent thousands of dollars in order that the comfort of Vancouver citizens mighty be assured.  contract in connection-with"the  recent municipal campaign. A.f-  ter viewing the evidence Magistrate H. 0. Alexander awarded  the plaintiff company full claim  with costs. Mr. J. D. McMurrich  acted on behalf bf the Western  Call.  1  V  SBOULPBE APPRECIATED  The  oldest old-timer hesitates  when asked to recall such a severe   winter  as we are  passing  through at this time. He possibly  will   tell  you that, back  in   '93  things were pretty rough, but he  will not commit himself that the  present  winter spell  is less severe than  any  he can recollect.  We in -Vancouver were not prepared for   the   concentrated assault of General Frost's legions.  At least the majority of us were  not prepared, including even   the  coal vendors. But there has been  one   redeeming   feature of   the  present   winter   with its accompanying garment of deep. snow.  , The   British Columbia Electric  Railway   were   not caught   unawares or unprepared, with the  result that while other coast cities had  their  street  car traffic  tied up completely owing to the  storms, we in Vancouver    have  not suffered  one iota from  this  cause. The public of Vancouver  and the surrounding municipal  ities  owe  their unstinted praise  and support to the B. C. Electric  who have lightened all our burdens through this trying time by  the efficiency of their service.     '  The snow storms have effectively   driven   the   jitney*   off   the  streets: True, a few of; the more  hardy cars braved it ior a few  days   this past   week,   but   we  could hardly rely on the jitney  service as   supplied ' during the  past few weeks. It  costs money  for snow-ploughs  and  sweepers,  but  they   are   a necessary   pa'rt  of the railway company's equipment. While   we were   out   late  several    evenings    during     the  week,   we  failed to   notice   any  jitney drivers aiding in clearing  the   snow   from   the   streets   so  that  the  public might  travel in  comfort. No, the few jitneys that  made an   appearance,   relied   on  the railway company which they  EXIT YAMMERING WALTER  HEPBURN  Walter Hepburn, better known  as yammering Walter, was sued  in the small debts court for the  balance of an advertising contract for his election card in the  Call, and was ordered to pay it,  with the costs, by the judge.  .' Yammering Walter did not like  the Avay the Call criticised him  and tried to cancel his contract  after his card had appeared once.  However, the Call is managed by  business men who understand the  newspaper business, ^nd they refused to cancel the contract.  Evidently yammering Walter  thought when he entered into a  $15' contract with thel,Call that  he was buying its editorial opinions as well. Mr. Hepburn hasn't  enough money to' buy the good  opinion of the Call, nor yet to,  buy the Call to express good  opinion-of him. The Call's opinion of Mr. Hepburn is that he is  a   yammering,   meddlesome   old  lady-       ,   !  He has in' the past set himself up as an oracle on public  morals, the censor of people's  conduct, an appraiser of contracts and a breaker of contracts  with the making ' of which  he had nothing to do, as  an alderman of ao very wise  school, and he has tried twice to  be mayor, of the city. It .only  remains now for him to run for  alderman in- Ward One next  year to get, the final opinion of  the public of him as an alderman.  He says he won't run for any-  thin g in Vancouver- any more.  Nobody will be very sorry' if he  doesn 't, and he will only saye  the public the trouble of defeating him for he isn't "wanted1 for  any public office in this city.  Last year Hepburn got into a  row with his sponsor, Joe Martin,  bver an advertising bill. Joe Martin was publishing his Journal at  the time, and he brought Hepburn out for mayor. They quarrelled during the , campaign.  Hepburn always quarrels with  his_ friends, when- they - are- doing something for him. Hepburn  tried _ to cancel- his advertising  contract the same as he did with  the Call. Over the telephone he  told Fighting Joe that he was  a grafter and what not. Mr.  Martin told him to get a cheque  for the advertising bill over to  his office within an hour or he  would issue a writ. Yammering  Walter got the cheque over in  the prescribed time.  It's a poor campaign when  Hepburn is not sued or threatened with suit by two or three  newspapers or others whom he  tries to get out of paying.  In future if Hepburn wants  space in any McConnell publication he will get it only by putting down the cash on the counter. That's the safest way to do  business with men whose stan-  dard of every day business hon  esty is no better than that of  yammering Walter  Hepburn.  Hepburn should now be ready  for permanent burial so far as  any public office in this city is  "concerned.- He is not only a nuisance, but he is dishonest.  OUR   COMMUNITY  STORES  The subject of buying supplies  in one's own community is one  that a newspaper usually approaches with a certain amount  of delicacy. We feel, however,  that a word in this connection  would not be amiss at the present  juncture, considering the vast  proportion of people who persist  in doing all their shopping on  Hastings and Granville. streets.  We haye no quarrel with those  who prefer the down town shopping district on acount of its  convenience to the theatres and  other places of amusement. We  all recognize the necessity of  amusement. But to habitually  pass up our own local community  in favor ef a downtown .merchant is surely placing a penny  before our eyes to shut out the  sight of the dollar beyond. It is  a short-sighted policy t& say the  least.  . ,In very nearly all lines of  business, close investigation has  shown us that, the prices in our  community stores are lower than  we would be asked to pay in a  city store. This statement holds  just as true of the stores - in  Grandview, Fairview, Burnaby  and South Vancouver, as it does  of those in the district of Mt.  Pleasant proper.  We hope the people who now  do all their shopping down town  will try to be loyal enough to the  interests of their ^own community  ���������and incidentally to their own  interests���������to at least give their  local stores a call . and fairly  compare prices, quality, weight  and measure before going into  the city to purchase. Every dollar spent in our own district will  help ourselves just as much as_.t  will our neighbors.        y'  Correspondence  Readers are invited to communicate on any subject of general interest  to  the  community.  All 'communications should be addressed to the Editor, and should include the name and address of /the  writer as a matter of good faith, and  not necessarily for  publication.  Vancouver, Feb. 3, 1916.  Dear Mr. Editor:  I am very much disturbed in my  mind on many things, and being  somewhat of a countryman; take the  liberty of asking you to put my troubles before your  readers.  First���������"I have often heard mothers,  real church mothers, say, "When I  found my boy playing cards and  smoking with other boys in some place  away from home, I told Jam to bring  his friends and play cards and smoke  in the home, for- I want my boy to  take his pleasures in the home. I  know it's wrong, but what can I dof"-  Now, tell me, dear reader, when that  same mother finds her boy going to  church and Sunday School, why  doesn't she say, "Well, I will set up  the family altar in the home to encourage him?"  Then, again, mothers ��������� say, *��������� '' My  daughter is very emotional. The  other evening she went to see a very  strong play. Of course I went with  her, but she was very much affected  and ' cried most of the evening and  even cried after she got home." But  when that same daughter goes to a  church service and weeps because she  feels her���������burden of sin and is anxious to give herself to Christ and  get free' from the burden, that same  mother tells me it's all silly nonsense  trying to work on the daughter's  feelings, they are a lot of fanatics,-  and forbids her going to such meetings.  Why is it that the woman who,  when she is asked to attend church  or prayer meeting, says she is too  nervous to sit in a hot room, can go  to the movies and sit for an hour  or more and enjoy itt  How is it that the woman who is  too nervous to sit in church or prayer  meeting for one hour can go to the  movies and enjoy a show for hours  at  a stretch?  Why is it, that Christians, so called, have never a penny for missions,  but can always find a dime for a bit-  of pleasure?  Why is it that non-Christians think  that church members should shun the  theatre, movies, card-table and dance,  but the Chriftian sees no harm in  them? x  With your kind indulgence, Mr, Editor,   would like to   ask   more   questions through your paper, awaiting answers, to my queries, I am.  >. Yours,  ENQUIRER.  ENEMY   CASUALTIES  HEPBURN HAD TO PAY  In the small debts court during  the week Walter Hepburn, candidate for mayor, was the defendant in an action brought by  the Western Call to collect the  balance   due  on  an  advertising  And now that we must say  Salouiki, why not' Barmpniki ?  Why not Ann Veroniki? Why not  Ameriki?  * -, #   #-' '.  Mrs. Pankhiirst says the British women are all, for conscription. And this is Leap Year.  * ���������   #  \     .     -  "Eat and grow tjhin" is the  new German motto. Each individual is now limited to a quarter- pound of -butter weekly rand  even this .cannot always be obtained.  t     9     9  For the past few weeks the  birds have had great difficulty  in getting food from the ground.  There are many birds which have  not been taught, either by' nature or experience, to meet  these new. conditions, and it  would be a merited kindness if  we would save a few crumbs  daily and scatter them over a  clean swept area in the yard so  that n our feathered friends may  not starve.  ���������   ���������   ���������  The solicitors for the patriotic  fund have had most disagreeable  weather conditions to encounter  since the inception of their  campaign; and in many instances  the people., visited are ill Avith  grippe or colds. It is hoped the  patriotic and generous spirit of  both the electors, and those visited will not be dampened by  these adverse conditions, but  that everyone will regard the  obstacles in a true military spirit and try to hit the mark aimed  at by the committee.  A correspondent, describing  Czar Ferdinand of Bulgaria, says  he waddles rather than walks.  He ought to waddle. He's a gone  goose.  YESTERDAY'S ECLIPSE  /-.!  A partial eclipse of. the sun  was visible yesterday morning at  sun-rise. When the sun came up  over the horizon at 7.39 it was  partially eclipsed at the southern portion of its circumference. The part of the sun, how-v  ever, that was cut off by; the passage of the moon between the  earth and its luminary was very  small on accoufit of the fact that  Vancouver-is situated almost on  the boundary of the path of the  partial eclipse. The path of totality traversed the American  continent at Panama and the  northern states of South America and was about 100 miles wide.  For a distance of 2,000 miles  north and south of this area part  of the sun was visible. To show  how near Vancouver is to the  boundary of the path of partiality, it may be mentioned that  no eclipse could be visible at the  northern extremity of Vancouver  Island. The eclipse was visible  for about half an, hour after  sunrise, the area gradually becoming smaller until the moon  had completely passed the sun.  The*' path of the eclipse began  in the eastern Atlantic and ceased in mid-Pacific.  The   following.is the   weeklj|  synopsis of weather conditions  Greater Vancouver for the weel  ending Tuesday evening, FebruJ  ary 1, according tb Weathermai  Shearman:  Snow: 23.25 in.  Sunshine: 4.48 hours.  Highest   temperature, 29    de  grees on January 27th.  Lowest temperature, 6- degrees  on January 31st.  The total fall of snow during  the recent storm was 18 inches  in 38 hours.  The following is the summary]  for the month of January:  Highest temperature, 44.2 degrees on January 22nd.  Lowest temperature, 6 degrees]  on January 31st.  Mean temperature 26.1 deg.  Mean relative humidity, 88.  Rain: 3.32 in.  Snow: 26.40 in.  Total precipitation, 5196 in.  .Sunshine during month, 65  hours 54 minutes.  Wind, total miles, 3399.  Greatest velocity, 22 miles,  northwest on January 23.  Prevailing direction, East.  Mean hourly velocity 4.6.  The mean temperature, 26.1, is  the lowest average for January  since 1905.  J Every now and  then  we   are  permitted to learn from German  sources   of   such   casualties   as  the   Prussians    have    sustained,  and are usually cheered by   the  announcement that so many hundreds  of  Saxon,  Bavarian  and  other   lists, still   remain   to-   be  counted; while   more     recently  still   the*.  German    newspapers  have bidden us  to be of    good  cheer for that no  less than 85  per  cent,  of their wounded  recover   and march   triumphantly  into/ the field aga/n. We must all  grudgingly admit that the    Germans  do  appear  to be  able  to  produce new- levies - at   remark-,  ably short  notice,   and  particularly that they seem able to supply leaders of all ranks for the  obedient allies whom they have  managed to rally to their assistance ; and it is possible that population statistics    and    casualty  lists may well have been ''faked"  with a view of causing the enemies of Germany to believe that  things are worse with them than  they   actually   are.  In   Austria;  Hungary, however, casualty lists  have appeared only at irregular  intervals, though there can hardly be any doubt that the_ losses  of the armies of the Dual Monarchy were unusually heavy, especially in the early .days of the  struggle with Russia, and during  that punitive expedition   against  Serbia, when the punishment was  inflicted by and hot upon the Serbians. It will be long before we  shall learn the tale of the losses  suffered by the^ armies   .of   the  Central  Powers;  they  may,  indeed, never be published in :M1;  and for the present it seems that  in Austria  at any rate no lists  are henceforth to be made public at all. The reason given is a  curious one;  the  Reichspost has  naively  published  an   announcement to the effect that this newspaper finds itself regretfully unable to publish any more lists of  casualties owing to the remarkable rise in the price of paper!���������  Military Gazette.  AN ELECTRIC  PORCH LIGHT  WILL PROTECT YOU  A tiny Electric Lamp on tbe front porch and another on  the back porch, left burning all night, will keep night  prowlero and burglars away; because no thief cares to take  a chance in the light.  Burglars need darkness and black shadows for their protection. One four-candle-power lamp for the front porch  and another on the rear porch can be turned on all night  for a few cents' a month, which is cheap burglar insurance.  Additional information concei imp the u&es and cost of  porch lights promptly furnished, on application.  Hastings and Carrall Sts.  Pbone Seymour 6000  _____  Red Blood and Warm  Bodies If You Eat  RQYAl STANDARD Bread  ROYAL STANDARD FLOUR is a favorite in  th_e_ Northland Jbecause it contains _the _necessary_ _  nourishing blood and bone building elements.  Strong and sturdy bodies require flour of full  food value, the kind you get in  R0YAI STANPARP FLOUR  It contains the nutriment of the best Canadian  bread wheat that money can buy, milled spotlessly clean and pure. Bakes big wholesome,.  substantial delicious bread. Next time be sure  and specify ROYAL STANDARD at the grocery  store.  Vancouver Milling and Grain  Co. Limited  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NEW WESTMINSTEB,  NANAIMO  BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  a ��������� ;^^yBi^W;  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  ��������� X" GoooiaM the Money." -' <x  Friday. F-bruary 4, 3916.  THE WESTERN CALL  5  PLEA  WHY should you GO DOWNTOWN to do all your shopping?  Rents are MUCH CHEAPER here in Mt. Pleasant.  For that reason, in practically every one of the stores here, and in all lines of  business, you can get a QUALITY OF GOODS and a PRICE that the  downtown stores CANNOT COMPETE WITH.  We are going to PROVE this.  Read these items, NOW and EVERY WEEK, and see what the Mt. Pleasant  merchants have io offer you.  /  Their reputation is INVOLVED WITH OURS.   They are trying to provide  Mt. Pleasant buyers with JUST WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR.  BE A BOOSTER.   Help yourself and your neighbors by resolving to "BUY  IT ON THE HILL."  x-������,l  , '^-Xl  ���������'tt -'  /���������. S* j <J  r\.  ���������^������������������ii  * 1  4   ' cx  ELLIOTT'S GROCERY  SPECIAL  For   Friday   and Saturday  Ashcroft Potatoes, per sack     $1.25  "Onr Best"  Flour, per bag   ^jjjg  3272 Main St.  Phone Fair 832.  Phone Fair. 2192 ,  E. V. CASSIDY  2152 Main St. Cor. 6th Avenue  Fine Fresh Groceries. Fruits'. Tea and  Coffee, Etc.  Try our Pure Ceylon Tea, 3 lbs. for $1  New Laid Sggs at Lowest Prices  SACRIFICE SHOE SALE  OF WOOD and SON'S NORTH. VANCOUVER $10,000 STOCK  EXTRA SPECIAL PRICES THIS WEEK  Boys' Waterproof Leather and Rubber Boots. Beg. $3.00. Now -91.75  Ladies' High Grade _Boots. Values to $5.00. Now  ?1.95  (Small     sizes     only).  Ladies' Doctor  Special  Waterproof Boots.   Reg. $6.00.   Now   '93.85  $1   Discount   off   all  P. W. Slater,   Belt's, Doctor's   Special- Boots  for Men. Tables full of Bargains.  Everybody's Shoe Store  2313 ������-fein Street, 2 Doors from P. Burns' Market  Get   Your  BOOTS AND SHOES  REPAIRED  Now���������only first quality leather used-  work done while you wait.  H. PRICE  Northern Crown Bank Building  Broadway and Main  Get Yonr Shoes Repaired by  P. T. PARIS  He does it right and promptly. Open  till 8 pjn.  Men's  Rubber  Heels,   50c      Specif  Rubber   Heels   for    Lady's    French  Heel, 40c.       Any Shoes Dyed Black  2245 Main St. Phone Fair 2008  Finest Alberta Creamery Butter,  3 lbs. for $1.00  Fine Juicy Navel Oranges���������  16 for ..... 25c  These Specials for Saturday, February  5th only.  BARKER & MILLAR  2333 Main St.  "Phone Fair. 938  HOME COOKING and   WHITE HELP  at the -"  Purity Lunch  Just Off Main St. on Broadway  Sirloin Steak, Green Peas and  Potatoes    20c  Steak and Kidney Dumfclings 1 Sc  Home-made Pies  a Specialty  Open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.  JOHN WEBSTER, Prop.  WOMAN'S BAKERY  LOOK!  -  ::  I  Just try the  Woman's Big Loaf  Once.  Forever After!  WOMAN'S   BAKERY  Xl  11  - n  ,-' XI  ,*   ' "'if  AN AD HERE WILL BRING YOU RESULTS  Tonight at the arena the Van-  feduver Millionaires will endeavor to show the natives how fast'  they can go when it comes to a  show-down, and we confidently  look for another win. Frank Patrick's hunch of players have established a record by winning  eight games m a row, and the  Portland Rosebuds will be obliged.to step along at their liveliest  gate to even have a look in. The  Millionaires completely smothered the Victoria aggregation at  the' capital on Tuesday evening,  and i wound up the home season  for the Aristocrats with one of  the worst drubbings ever, pulled  - off in the P.C.H.A. Sixteen goals  to four is a terrible lacing, but  ���������accordingto reports, it just-sizes  up the merits of the teams on the  evening's play to a tee. In the  first period the Victoria team got  three goals while the Vancouver  team failed to strike their stride  - at all. Matters changed very much  in the second quarter, however,  and the visiting team piled up  ten goals while the home, team  ; failed to register at all. In the  closing quarter the Millionaires  got six goals and Victoria got 1.  Vancouver played their   best   of.  Hhe season, and had it on the  Aristocrats at all periods of the  game. In the first quarter they  were not so aggressive as usual,  but after having three scored by  their opponents they came back  with a vengeance. The result  of the battle on Tuesday night  should leave no doubt in the  minds of the fans as to how. the  boys  will shape  up  against ; the  .JJosehuds for the league honors.  ���������Prom this distance it looks like a  ten to one shot that Vancouver  : will clean up the Yankees j-both  tonight and on Tuesday next,  and the biggest crowd of the  season will be on  hand to  give  the boys a boost. V  ��������� '���������# ���������* #���������'" ��������� ��������� .  Seattle went down before the  XRosebuds at Portland on Tuesday night 4 to 1. The Mets -got  going in great style early in the  game and it looked as though  they had sufficient to win,  but  Captain Oatmen and his men  ���������needed that game, and the Rosebuds came through with four  goata The Mets were without the  services of Rowe, who is laid up  with four stitches, the'result of  a collision with Fred Taylor's  skate at Seattle last week. On  this account Seattle was slightly  weakened, but ���������they have a  mighty good team just the same  and the Rosebuds will probably  find, that out on the return engagement, in Seattle in the next  week or so.  Vancouver has demonstrated  to the fans all round the circuit  thai^she is the team to beat for  the honors. The locals have trimmed everything in the league,  both at-home and abroad, and at  the present rate look good to go  through the schedule without another defeat. On Tuesday night  the ^foxy manager of the Millionaires kept Mackay pretty  much on the fence, using him as  substitute on only a couple of  occasions. It will be .remembered that it was on the last  tripvto_ thei capital that the clever  little centre ran into such hard  luck that he was out of the game  for several weeks. Frank Patrick  knows well enough he is going  to need Mackay at his best both  tonight and next Tuesday, so he  wisely gave him an easy  time. In Mackay's place the  dashing utility player, Lloyd  Cook played the centre ice position. Cook is playing a beautiful  game this year, with speed to  burn. In our opinion he is the  most tireless player in the league.  At any'rate he is a mighty useful player for the Vancouvers to  have and is going at the top of  his form right now.  Hereafter for the balance of  the season Victoria goes on the  road for its scheduled games.  It is doubtful if Victoria will see  any more, home games until the  close of the war, the military authorities having taken over the  capital city arena for use by the  troops 'mobilizing there.  ) Fred Taylor is out ahead of  them all in the race for scoring  honors in the league. The "Cyclone-" is going in great style  just now. He was a little slow in  rounding into shape, but now he  is fit and will show the other forwards iri the league" what real  old Ontario speed is when it  gets going strong. As. we have  said before Freddie is the daddy of them all at hockey.  ������   *   #  Moose Johnson is coming up  with the Rosebuds tonight prepared to keep his team out in  front for the honors. Moose can  play ' great hockey when he adheres strictly to training rules,  and this he is said to be doing  this  winter. /  Trooper Box was back in the  centre ice position for Victoria  on Tuesday night. He made a rapid recovery from his broken collar   bone,   and  put  up a   good  brand of hockey during the game.  ���������   #   #  Vancouver fans are not unap-  preciative of the splendid hockey being served up by their representatives this year. At the  commencement of the season  Patrick's men looked like a bunch  of has-beens, and perhaps the  thought of being regarded a?  'such proved the necessary stimulant for them to show their  class. If such was the feeling  among the players, they have  shown that not one of them is in  the has-been class for a while yet  and it will do the eastern critics  a lot of good to see the old war  horses in action when the Stan-������  ley Cup series rolls around in a  f ewweeks.  A NOTED SWIMMER  WHO IS DOING HIS BIT  George Hodgson,   of   Montreal  Olympic Swimming Champion, who has  enlisted with   the Koyal Flying Corps.  Jeff   Smith  Former Australian middleweight chain  pion,   who  is   clamoring   for another  match   with  Leo  D'Arcy.  Ottawa,* old "silver seven"  lost out -in. the old-timers' home  and home games between Ottawa and Wanderers within the  Just ten days. On the "silver  seven" were Bouse Hutton, Harvey Pulford, Art Moore, "Rat"  'Westwick, Harry and Alf Smith,  ���������and Billie Gilmour. On the  Montreal team was Riley Hern,  Clarrie McKerrow, Marshall, Russell, Bowie, Lif f ton.  ARGUE!  tfelb man  Who's Tayloi^ I    Newest Store   I  in Mount Pleasantl  PICTURE FRAMER    ������������������  2414 Main Street  Bring   yonr    "BURNS   COT  TAQE"   Calendar   and I   will  frame it as low as $155.  See my FEBBUABY SALE of  PICTURES (including many uncalled  for) at half price.  Ottawa is playing up strong in  the N. H. A. just now. Nighbor,  of last yearWancouver team, is  going great guns, and is showing  the way to the other N. H. A.  forwards.  ���������A Place Ton Wil be Proud Of"  Best Flour, 49 H>b.       i     *| f������g|  18  lbs. Sugar,  f 1.S5,  with tin  of  Eggo-O Baking Powder at 25c   ' ,'  New  Currants, per lb.  New Baisins, 3 pkgs.  Very    Best    Canadian  Cheese,   per   lb   10c  25c  23c  ���������  >- 4-ti  xx:#  y xx$  "TOTS MONEY SAVEBS"  Mt. Pleasant Grocery  Phone Fairmont 713   2345 Main St  gating between  Meals is perfectly  Natural, for      Healthy, Active  Children  ���������Give Them Good,  Energy- Restoring  FOOD!  SMAX and  SUNLIGHT  ������������������������������������Ths BETTER Breads  ARE JUST SUCH FOODS  Made erf Canada's most nutritious flour and pore  water in British Columbia's most sanitary, clean,  modern baking pUnt  5  FULL   16 OUNCE   LOAF  Every one "sealed at the oven"  HAMPTON-PINCHIN  Bakers of BETTER  Bread THE WESTERN CALL
Friday, February 4,1916.<
A function of. the meals at home is to give color to all the home life. The daily menu
published this week, and which may be continued, is by one of the best known and valued
editors of this department, of several leading dailies in the United States. We feel fortunate
in being able to offer to the ladies of this city that which is purchased at a high price by such
dailies there.   These Cards have been especially written for this paper.
Saturday, February 5
No work is worth doing badly, and he who puts
his best into every task that comes to him will surely
outstrip the man who waits for a great opportunity before he condescends to exert himself.���Joseph Chamberlain.
Breakfast���Tangerines. Broiled Kidneys with
Bacon. Hominy. Dry Toast. Coffee.
Dinner���Veal Casserole. Peas. Orange and
Prune Salad. Cottage Pudding. Coffee.
Supper ��� Creamed Potatoes with Walnuts.
Beaten  Biscuits.   Stewed Figs. Sugar   Cookies.
Veal Casserole
Cut into cubes one and one-half pounds of
veal and one-half pound of ham, brown in one-
quarter of a cupful of fat, then place in a
casserole. Fry twenty button onions in the
remaining fat and add them to the meat with one
pint of stewed tomatoes, one cupful of finely
cut celery, one teaspoonful of salt and one-quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper. Rinse out the
pan with one pint of boiling water, pour it into
the casserole, cover, let simmer one and one-half
hours, then add three cupfuls of potato balls
and cook until the potatoes are tender. Thicken
the gravy with one-third of a cupful of flour
mixed to a paste with cold water and cook ten
minutes longer before serving.
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Sunday, February 6
There is a Life which taketh not its hues
From earth or earthly things, and so grows pure,
' And higher than   the petty .cares of  men
And is a blessed life "and glorified.
���Edwin Morris.
Breakfast ��� Baked Apples. Cereal with
Cream. Coffee Rolls.   Coffee.
Dinner ��� Cream of Peas. Celery. Olives.
Roast Duck, Potato Stuffing. Black Currant Jam.
Spanish Onions. White Grape Pie. Crackers and
Cheese. Coffee. .
Lunch���Veal Patties. Potato Chips. Olive
and Pimento Sandwiches.   Cakes.  Tea.
White Grape Pie
Soften half an ounce of gelatin in one-quarter
of a cupful of cold water, add one-half cupful
of. boiling water and one-half cupful of sugar,
stir until dissolved and add the grated yellow
rind of half an orange. Cool,, add one tablespoonful of lemon juice, and one cupful of orange
juice, strain and set aside until beginning to
stiffen. Fill a baked pastry shell with seeded
white grapes, pour in the jelly and garnish with
whipped cream when firm.
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Monday, February 7tft
Oh  the  stirring and rough  and  impetuous  song���
The song of the heart that dares,
That keeps to its creed and gives no heed
To  the faces that fortune  wears!
Breakfast���Oranges.. Cereal with Cream.
Poached Eggs on Toast. Coffee.
Dinner���Onion Soup. Boiled TJeg of Mutton.
Caper Sauce. Baked Sweet Potatoes. Stuffed
Turnips. Spiced Beets. Apple Turnovers. Coffee.
' Supper���Minced Duck in Rice Border. Grapefruit and Celery Salad. Hot Rolls. Cocoanut
Cakes. Tea.
Stuffed Turnips
Pare six smooth white turnips, boil in salted
water until tender, scoop out the centres and
chop the part removed with two slices of bacon.
Chop one slice of onion and cook until tender in
one tablespoonful of butter, add the turnip and
bacon, one-half cupful of - fresh bread crumbs;
one tablespoonful of cream and pepper and salt
to taste, then cook a*nd stir until the bacon is
, crisp. Stuff the turnips with the mixture, sprinkle with buttered crumbs and bake about ten
minutes or until the crumbs are brown.
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Tuesday February 8
I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of a man to elevate his life by
a    conscious    endeavor. -    ���Thoreau.
Breakfast���Cereal with Cream. Broiled Bacon. Fried Bananas. Cornmeal Muffins. Coffee.
Dinner���Tomato Soup. Mutton Pie, Potato
Crust. Carrots with Peas. Lettuce Salad. Fritters
with   Orange '-Sauce.   Coffee.
Supper���Hominy Croquettes. Cheese Sauce.
Buttered Toast. Prune Shortcake. Tea.
Fritters With Orange Sauce
Beat the yolks of two eggs, add one-third of
a teaspoonful of salt and one cupful of milk
and stir in one and two-thirds cupfuls of flour.
Sift two teaspoonfuls of baking powder over
the top, beat thoroughly and fold in the stiffly
beaten whites. Drop from a spoon into deep
hot fat, cook until brown and serve with orange
sauce. ,
Orange  Sauce
Mix two tablespoonfuls of flour with one-half
cupful of sugar and one-eighth of a teaspoonful
of salt. Add one cupful of boiling water, cook
fifteen minutes in a double boiler and add the
juice and grated rind of one orange and one
teaspoonful of butter.
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Wednesday, February 9
When a man ain't got a cent, an' he's feelin' kind o'
An' the clouds hang dark an' heavy, an' won't let tho
'  sunshine through,
It's a great thing, O my brethren, for a feller just to
His hand upon your shoulder in a friendly sort o' way!
*   ���James Whitcomb Riley.
Breakfast���Stewed Apricots. Cereal with
Cream. Eggs in Shell. Popovers. Coffee.
Dinner���Julienne Soup. Baked Ham. Stuffed
Apples. Mashed Potatoes. Brussels Sprouts.
Bread Pudding. Lemon Sauce. Coffee.
Supper���Scallop Salad. Crescent Rolls. Slic-
. ed Oranges. Nut Loaf Cake. Tea.
Scallop Salad
Soak one pint of scallops in salted" water for
one hour, drain, cover with boiling water, add
one  tablespoonful  of vinegar and simmer  five
minutes. Drain again, cut in thin slices, add one
cupful of finely cut celery, moisten with mayohr
naise, place in nests of lettuce leaves and sprinkle   with  a   mixture   of  chopped  olives, gherkins and chives.
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Thursday, February 10
Of all the joys we can bring into our own lives there
is none so joyous as that which comes to us as the result of caring for others and brightening sad lives.
r, ���Burke.
Breakfast���Baked Bananas. Cracker Omelet.
French Toast with Syrup. Coffee.
Dinner���Carrot Soup.. Planked Beefsteak. Potato Roses. Fried Green Peppers. Lima Beans.
Suet Pudding. Hard Sauce. Coffee.
Supper���Cold Ham. Mustard Pickles. Baked
Potatoes. Rye Bread. Caramel Custards. Tea.
Codfish Omelet
Cover one-half cupful of flaked salt codfish
and, one and one-fourth cupfuls of peeled and
sliced raw potatoes with boiling water and cook
until the potatoes are tender. Drain, mash, add
one tablespoonful of butter, one-eighth of a
teaspoonful of pepper and two beaten eggs and
beat until very light. Put one tablespoonful of
bacon Mt in a frying pan; when hot spread the
mixture evenly in the pan, cook slowly until
brown underneath, fold over, tun out on a heated
plate and serve with crisp strips of ..bacon and
sprigs of parsley.
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Friday, February U
Mirth is God's medicine; everybody ought to bathe
in it. Grim care, moroseness, anxiety, all the rust of
life, ought to be scoured off by the oil of mirth.
~ ���-Holmes.
_ Breakfast���Tangerines. Finnan Haddie^Baked
in Milk. Browned Potatoes. Bran Muffins. Coffee.
Dinner���Mock Bisque Soup. Baked Halibut.
Mashed Potatoes. Creamed Onions. Lettuce and
Beet Salad. Mock Cherry Pie. Coffee.
Supper���Tomato Rarebit. Pilot Bread. Quince
Preserves.   Cake. Tea.
Baked Halibut
Cut two pounds of halibut in pieces suitable
for serving and place them in a baking pan.
Sprinkle .with one chopped onion, one tablespoonful of blanched and chopped almonds, and
one chopped sweet green pepper from which the
seeds have been removed. Add three-quarters of
a cupful of. highly seasoned stewed tomatoes, dof
with bits of butter and bake about half an hour.
Serve with the sauce from the pan.
Ottawa, Jan. 21, 1916.���By virV
tue of the powers conferred on
him at the Conference of the Civic Improvement League held in
Ottawa on the 20th inst., Sir
John Willison, Chairman, of tlie
Dominion Council, has struck the
following representative executive committee of eighteen members to consider and deal with
the resolutions and proceed
with the drafting of the constitution:       \";'<;-'xV'"*'
Provincial  Representatives
Ontario: Mr. G. Frank Beer,
Toronto; Quebec, The Hon. J. J.
Giierin, President Montreal Civic
Improvement League; Manitoba,
Mr. Sanford Evans; Saskatchewan, Prof. Oliver; Alberta, Commissioner Garden, Chairman Alberta Town Planning Asociation;
British Columbia, Mr. G. R. G.
Conway, M. Inst., C. E.; New
Brunswick, Mr. W. F. Burditt,
Chairman St. John Town Planning Commission; Nova Scotia,
Mr. R, M. Hattie, Chairman Halifax Civic Improvement League;
P. E. Island, The Hon. J. A.
Mathieson, Premier.
National Representatives
Dr. J. W. Robertson, C.M.G.,
Mr. James White, Deputy Head,
and Mr. Thomas Adams, Town
Planning Adviser of the Commission of Conservation; Dr. P.
H. Bryce, Hon. Pres. of Canadian
Public Health Association; Mr.
J. S. Watters, President of Dominion Trades and Labour Congress; Mr. W. D. Lighthall, K.
&, Secretary of the Union of
Canadian Municipalities; and a
representative to be nominated
by the National Council of Women.
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War has brought a big boom
in the match industry of Sweden,
one of the country's principal
sources of revenue. Not only has
the output greatly increased, but
it is estimated that prices have
gone up 100 per cent. One reason
for this is the practical elimination of Belgian competition. All
the Swedish match mills are
working under high pressure and
confidence is expressed that the
boom eonditions will continue for
at least another year.
Free meals are served to school
children at sixteen public schools
in the city of Leeds, England.
The board of education defrays
one-half of the expense from the
city taxes and one-half from' a
government grant.
Candied cranberries make a
delicious and inexpensive confection, much resembling candied
cherries but having a distinct
flavor. They can be eaten as a
sweetmeat or used to give a
touch of color to frosted-cakes,
whipped cream or custards.
The secret of candying cranberries lies in handling the -fruit
so that it will become saturated with sugar. This calls for
slow cooking on the instalment
plan and the use of a dish large
enough to permit all the berries
to float at the top of the syrup
during cooking. The skins are so
tough that they must be pierced
before cooking to let the syrup
into the pulp or interior. To do
this "three little slits, each one-
eighth ^inch^long^ should���-be
made in each berry with the
point of a penknife. Use . selected, large, firm cranberries. The
directions for cooking are as
For 1   and   one-half cups   of
berries make   a   thin  syrup   by
boiling together until clear tjvo
cups of sugar and two and one-
half,  cups  of  water. When  the
syrup is cool add��the berries and
bring very slowly to the^ boiling
point. If the berries are heated
too quickly the skins will burst
before the syrup soaks into the
pulp. As soon as the syrup boils
take the dish off the stove and
let it stand over night. Next day
drain the syrup from the berries
and boil it until it is reduced to
about  half  its   original volume.
Put the   berries   into   this  medium thick syrup and heat slowly; boil gently for three or four
minutes and then allow to stand
for two hours or more. Then boil
gently a third time for five minutes. A smaller dish probably will
be needed for the third and last
boiling.   When   thoroughly   cold
or, better still, on the following
day,   drain off  the   syrup    and
spread the berries out on a lightly buttered plate or a sheet of
clean, waxed or lightly buttered
paper 'until  the   surface   of the
berries  dries.
The berries, if directions have
been followed, will candy separately and not into a sticky mass.
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I u:<  --/  ���������    '���������X'JJ'f'H  ���������jA       i"    ">   r A/,.A  '  -    :W A  \Friday, February 4,, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  r^  A Week Among the Maoris  The first Maori I can reiaem-  ler I.saw on the steamer run-  ling into Auckland. She was a  lirl of about 18���������rather strik-  |ig in appearance, with the beau-  ^ful soft brown eyes, long eye-  ishes and luxuriant brown hair  characteristic of the native of  [outhern Europe. As such I fancied her until I was enlightened  [������y a ship's officer who told me  \he was a half caste Maori.  There must be something very  |baking about the ways of these  mlf castes���������of whom there .are  [at least 20,000 in New Zealand���������  [for many a young traveler falls  [for their charms and settles down  ?in this beautiful island to roam  fno more.  The Maoris, according to their  own folk tales and traditions,  came to New Zealand in open canoes about the year 1400 from  the island of Barotonga in the  mid-Pacific. Tasman found them  there when he landed in 1642, but  it is now fairly well established  that another race of warriors had  inhabited the country previous  to the year 1400.  A Great Migration  According to one of their legends, two of their big chiefs  quarreled over the right to certain jasper stones, and then they  decided that one should have a  tree felled and a canoe built to  jsail to. the southward in search  [of a new land where he might  enjoy his share of the treasure in  peace. The men who accompanied this chief, Te Kupe, were  giants like himself���������nine to eleven feet high, they tell us  -and when we see the  enormous / statue of some of  the present day ��������� Maoris  it doesn't seem so infpossible to  believe. They came, so they say,  from "Hawaiki" in seven war  canoes, each holding some hundred warriors, priests, idols and  sacred weapons. The distance is  about 2,000 miles, and must have  occupied at least six weeks.  An additional probability is  lent to these stories by the fact  that many words in the language of the  Samoans, the Ha-  waiians and the Maoris ��������� the  three great primitive races of the  Pacific islands���������are identically  the same.  An immense painting hanging  in the Auckland art. gallery portrays the arrival1 of these stalwart pioneers on the coasts of  the North Island. After battling  with the waves and the weather  for several weeks, many of them  dead of sickness and starvation,  the survivors are the picture of  terror and dispair. One old warrior, raising up in his canoe, sees  the mighty headlands of North  Island in the dim distance, and is  trying to instill fresh hope and  courage into his weakened little  band of braves. It is a heroic  picture and portrays better than  words can do the bravery and  stoical endurance of this marvelous race.  Race Degenerating  The Maori of the present day,  however, is as, a race degenerate.  It is the old story of the co-ming-  lihg of the two moral systems  of a white ��������� and a colored race.  The vices of the white man are  quickly assimilated���������the virtues  but seldom. The Maori as I saw  him was indolent, shiftless and  untrustworthy. However, they  are law-abiding and loyal, and  where they have been put in  schools they stand a fair comparison with Europeans in intellect. A few have even reached  a certain eminence in such professions as medicine and the law.  To see the Maori in his native  element today at its best, you  should keep away from the tourist resorts, for the tourists  have spoiled them beyond t reclaiming. Near Roturua, the centre of the famous volcanic and  hot geyser region, are several  small Maori villages and government reserves, one of which,  Whakarewarewa, is full of interest. Here you may see the Maori  women doing their cooking over  natural steamholes in the rocks  and washing their clothes���������and  occasionally themselves���������in the  hot springs. The children go  about dressed like Eve before the  HANBURY'S  For  LUMBER-SASH-DOORS  WOOD & COAL  Phone: Bayview 1075  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 2182.  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  0Ja9m*m*m%9mM*m99m9Wm\*m\%*m*Ma  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B. C.  " Pride of the West"  BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER*  By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  fall, and for a penny will dive  from bridges and high rocks into  many of. these pools, some of  which are too hot for a white man  to even wade in. They have a  keen scent for this same penny,  too���������will. even offer to take a  pound note and get it changed  into pennies so. you may have  something to throw to them.  "Pakeha, throw a penny here,''  ���������this is the cry you hear on  every side. Perfectly formed specimens of physical humanity they  are, and as unconscious of their  nudity as the proverbial cherub.  On the way to church you often see them in a pool having a  great time diving for stray pennies that some indulgent tourist  may chance to throw their way���������  until a native policeman appears  on the scene, and.then with one  accord they disappear under the  water only to come up at a safe  distance and "guy" the officer  of the law.  The clothes worn by the older  Maoris are woven from the native flax, and in the early days  some of these garments were beautifully and artistically made.  Even now some of the costumes  worn by the female dancers in  the "haka'' or war dance, are  works of art. This same Vhaka"  is a most exciting and inspiriting  dance in which the arms / and  body have chief play rather than  the feet.  Masters  of  Tattooing  The ancient Maoris were masters of the arts of tatooing and  wood carving, some of, the carved canoe heads and whare  (dwelling house) fronts being unequalled for beauty anywhere, in  the world.  The code of morals of the  Maoris ��������� of three hundred years  ago was of a higher order than  that of any other known primitive race. .��������� There was no marriage ceremony���������only the giving  of tne bride���������y'et they were seldom known to transgress their  unwritten laws! The beautiful  maidens of the tribe were the  reward only of the valiant in  battle���������hence a race always first  in war���������a race that fought with  .ferocious resistance the coming  of the white man, yielding only  when further resistance meant  annihilation. Their devotion to  their sacred gods ���������, tikis ���������  of greenstone, was superb, and  tourists now pay fabulous prices  for real tikis carved by the Maoris. The income they derive from  their government grants of land  enables them to live without  much labor���������so why, they say  spend hours at tedious wood or  stone carving ? Hence this will be  a lost art before many years.  Even the Maoris of today are  possessed of a strong touch of the  romantic���������a love of poetry and  of their weird music which is  such a treat to listen to, especi  ally in the evening under the  influence of moonlight and the  Southern Cross.  An Interesting Legend  They have many beautiful folk  stories, one of the prettiest of  which is connected with the hot  spring known as Hinemoa-'s Bath  onVMbkoia island, just a mile  out in the lake from Rotoras. It  runs something like this:  Whakane and Bangi Ura, liv  ing on this island of Mokoia, had  a son named. Tutanekai, who al  so had several brothers. When  Tutanekai had reaehed young  manhood there came a great re  port of Hinemoa, a maiden of  rare beauty, and of high rank,  who lived on the mainland. As  such fame attended her beauty  not only Tutanekai but all his  brothers wanted her for a wife.  At this time Tutanekai built a  balcony on the slope of. a hill  just overlooking the lake. He  and his friend Tiki were very  fond of music, and they used to  go out on the balcony and play  every evening: and on quiet  evenings the music was heard  over on the mainland. Tutanekai'  had met Hinemoa at a tribal feast  some time before, so Hinemoa  knew this was his music and was  glad. Her family, however,  would not betroth her even to  any chief. Tutanekai wanted to  press her hand and tell her what  was in his heart, but was afraid.  Hinemoa likewise wanted to send  one of her female attendants to  tell him of her love but feared  it would displease him.. At last  they met and agreed that at a  certain sign one night Hinemoa  should run away to, him. "A  trumpet shall sound, and it will  be I who sound it; paddle your  canoe to tha,t pla,ce." On the  night of the signal Hinemoa's  family, suspecting treachery, laid  all the canoes, and so when she  came to the shore she was forced  to swim across, led by the strains  of Tutanekai's music, and resting on the bar half way across.  Where she landed on the island  there is a hot spring near the  shore. She got into this to warm  herself, for she trembled with  cold, fear and modesty. While  she waited in the spring Tutanekai sent his servant to bring  him some water, and when the  servant drew near the spring  Hinemoa asked for whom he was  drawing the water. "It's for Tutanekai." "Give me the gourd,"  said she, and having drunk 'she  smashed it to pieces.  Very angry at this Tutanekai  came down to see what impudent  stranger had dared to insult him.  Hinemoa hid in the tlrees but was  soon found and dragged out into  the light. Here Tutanekai saw it  was his bride, so he threw garments over her and took her to  his home; and according to the  ancient laws of the Maori they  were man and wife."  i.  Discarded Cannibalism,  It will be remembered that the  ancient Maoris were cannibals.  This is no longer the case, of  course,'but there are those living  who remember the habits of their  ancestors. When I was in Auckland they were drilling a regiment of the finest Maoris for service in Europe. One of the old  chiefs was invited to inspect them  before they left for the front.  After looking them over with, I  thought, an eye of fatherly pride  in their physical perfection���������for  they were certainly a fine band  of warriors���������rhe said to them in  their own language, " Well, boys,  they say the Germans have had  to take to eating grass. I hope  you won't come to that . . .  you know we didn't."���������E.W.S.  IRISH ASSOCIATION  WILL GIVE DANCE  The bi-monthly meeting of the  Irish Association of British- Columbia was held at the Eagle's  Hall, on Thursday evening, the  27th ult., the president, Mr. A.  F. R. Macintosh, In the chair.  The reports received were considered favourable. It was- decided to hold a dance on March 17th  next at Lester Court.  Mr. M. J. Crehan then addressed the meeting at length on recruitings and impressed on v the  association to continue., to its  best endeavour to secure recruits  for the different contingents now  being formed.  The association expressed a  wish that the ladies should attend'  on the 10th February at 8.30 to  hear the address of Mr. Porteus  Jack on "Celtic Coronation  Chairs."  _ Selections were given by A. V.  Gardner, C, P. O. Love, H: J.  Halpin; Dr. Dunlop, j. Oughton,  M. B. O'Dell and others.  The programme terminated  with the singing of the National  Anthem.  PUBLIC WORKS OF CANADA  BritiBh  Columbia Dredging Fleet  Supplies 1916-17  Phone .Seymour 9086  One Is Apt  at  times  to  be  forgetful, irat  don't forget that  A Deposit Box  In our SAFETY VAULT 'will  protect your valuable*, documents, heirlooms, etc. from  FIBE  or BUBOLABT for  one  year. for  $2.50  We cordially invite yoa to  inspect same  DOW FRASER  TRUST CO,  122 HASTINGS STBEET W.  Try an AD in the Western Call  Under Entirely New Management, the  Call will meet a growing need for a  community Paper in Mount Pleasant,  South Vancouver and outlying dla>  tricts. Phone Fau. 1140 for Bates.  Wanted to Purchase���������Nine or ten-  room* house, good - lot, between Granville and Heather Streets and Eighth  and Thirteenth Avenue. Some cash,  deed to' Victoria property now renting, balance on easy terms. Must be  bargain. Reply Box 10, J. P's  Weekly.  AGAINST GERMAN TRADE  Much interest is shown in the  reported accounts oi whatT Great  Britain and her allies are devising with a view to a stricter  blockade of the Teutonic empires,  and also to crippling German  mercantile trading after the war  is over. For some time past Great  Britain has been trying to restrict shipments, to countries contiguous to Germany,, to sufficient  to supply the needs of those  countries alone, without leaving  a surplus for export: This has  been especially the case with regard to the long list of articles  that have been for the first time  classed as contraband. The reported intention is to try and  make it virtually impossible for  Germany to, get from without  anything to eat or wear or make  munitions of. Of more far-reaching consequence, however, is the  statement that the British intend  to prevent German vessels, after  the war is over, from plying between ports in the United Kingdom or between such ports and  those of any of the British possessions. If this purpose is carried out, it will dispose, at one  stroke, of a large percentage of  the foreign trade which prior to  the beginning of hostilities was  done by German vessels. The  freedom of the seas, which the  Germans insist shall be theirs and  which was theirs before they began the war, will cease to be anything but a term.  Separate sealed tenders addressed  to the undersigned at Vancouver, B.  C., will be received until 4 p.m. on  Friday, February llth, 1916, for the  supply of the' following articles for  the use of the B. C. Dredging Fleet  at Vancouver, B. C, for 12 months,  ending March 31st, 1917.  Brooms and Brushes.'  Chain. .  . Fuel Oil.       f  Gasoline.  Hardware. ���������'  Hose.  Manilla Bope. ���������  Oils and Greases.  Packings.  Paint, Paint Oils Etc.  Steam Pipe, Valves and Fittings.  Steel  Castings.  Wire Rope.  The supplies must be of the best  quality of their several kinds,, and  must be delivered ,at the points specified in  the various forms of tender.  Each tender must be sent in a separate envelope; arid endorsed "Tender for Hardware, B. C. Dredging  Fleet," etc., as the case may be.  Persons tendering are notified that  tenders will not be considered unless  made on the printed forms supplied,  and signed with their actual signatures.  Each tender must be accompanied  by an accepted cheque on a chartered bank, payable to the order of the  Honourable the Minister of Public  Works for the amount mentioned in  tender, which will be forfeited if the  person tendering decline to enter into  a contract when called upon to do  so, or fail to complete the contract.  If the tender be not accepted, the  ehejque^ vnll^to  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE  &  GUTHRIE  Banisters and Solicitors  * Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Oitlsen Building; Ottawa.  Forms of tender may be obtained  at the office of A. P. Mitchell, Esq.,  Acting District Engineer, Victoria,  B. C, at the office of C. C. Worsfold,  Esq., District Engineer, New Westminster, B. C, and at" the office of the  undersigned, 614-18 Birks Building,  Vancouver, B. C.  The Department does not bind itself to accept the lowest or any tender. .   - _. <  By order,  C. C. WOBSFOLD,  Acting Superintendent of   Dredges.  Department of Public Works,  Vancouver, B. C, Januairy 27, 1916.  Newspapers will not be paid for  this advertisement if they insert it  without authority from the Department.  SYNOPSIS   OF   COAL   MINWa  BEGULATION8  Coal mining rights of the Domin-  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the' Yukon Territory, tbe  North-west Territories and in a portion of the province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term, of  twenty-one years renewal for a further term of 21 years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased to one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  surveyed. territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on' the merchantable output of the mine at the  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnishjthe-Agent'with 'swornVreturnf*  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once  a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  .Tune,  1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of  Dominion  Lands.  W. W. CORY,  "  Deputy Minister  of the  Interior..  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������83575.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL  .'1  \ > -  xa 8  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, February 4. 1916.  GRANDVIEW ITEMS  -*:  Mr. J.  Gr.  Gordon, municipal  inspector,   paid Franklin   school  an official visit last week.  The attendance for the past  month 'has been very poor. This  has beefl. due partly to a severe  epidemic, of measles which are  prevalent, and also to very bad  colds "to which the teachers and  pupils have been victims.  On Friday last the Britannia  High School basketball team met  and defeated the North Vancouver High School team by a score  of 50 to 14. Despite the onesided score the game was hard  fought. ,  Judging from the lack of combination shown by both teams,  they lacked practice; but for  lack of combination they atoned by rough and. vigorous play.  Britannia's lineup was: Forwards, H. Cann, W. Crawford;  centre, 0. Johnston; guards, L.  Harris (captain) and T. Mac-  Adam.  Britannia High School has re  cently- taken up another branch!  of school activity in the formation of a large cadet corps. This  movement is partly due to the  fact that the University of British  Columbia has made military  training compulsory, and also, to  the Jact ��������� that large numbers of  the students of the schdol have  always desired its formation.  At present each class is given  a half hour's drill each week as  part of. the school curriculum.  The drill which the. cadets are  taking up now is squad drill;  later they will have platoon, and  company drill on the campus.  Rev. J. H. Hooper, rector of  St. John's Anglican church, No.  Vancouver, Avill preach in All  Saints' Anglican church on Sunday evening.  The choir boys of All Saints'  church are giving an entertainment in the Parish Hall on the  evening of. Wednesday, Febru  ary 16th at 8 o'clock. They are  being assisted \by a conjurer  known as "The Great Courtier,"  a man of many tricks.  The election of officers for the  Easter term of the Britannia  School Literary and Debating  Society resulted as follows: Hon.  president, Mr. Brough; president,  Mr. W. Miller; hon. viee-pres;-  tfent, Mr. Ferguson; first vice-  president. Miss Munro; second  viee-president, Miss J. Lett; treasurer, Mr. W. Couper; sergeant-  at-arms, Miss Von Wiethoff; sec  retary, Mr. A. Roberts; representatives to Britannia Union, Miss  Seidelman and Mr. Munro. These  officers form a very efficient executive and the society has every  reason to believe that the coming term will be as successful as  any past term.   <  The" programme at the Britannia High School last Friday was  given by the junior division of  the school and certainly rivalled  in excellence the /one given by  the matriculated pupils. There  was a- larger crowd and nearly  every item^ was enthusiastically  encored. ^ '  The intermediate girls' basketball team played the North Vancouver High School team at No.  Vancouver on January 21. It was  \  V s Cold Weather Poultry Hint*  Give your chickens WARM CHOP mixed with John Bull or Pratt's  Egg Producer.   Our  special DRY MASH  is  excellent  to keep fowls  - healthy. ' ' ���������  MA&GEX& 60c per 100 lbs., substitute for. green feed.  Shell, Bone, 'Charcoal, Beef Scrap, Etc., help to produce Eggs. Seep  these always before them. * r  VERNON FEED CO.  THREE STORES:  Mount Pleasant,   Phones:   Pair.  186  and Fair.  878.  49th and Fraser.   Phone: Fraser 175.x'  , Joyce St., Collingwood.   Phone: Collingwood 153.  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  Public Works Contractors  Bead Office, 810X5 Bower Building  Seymour 1836  VANCOUVER CANADA  Dominion Coal Co.  SOUTH WBUJNGTON 0OAL  DOMINION WOOD YARD  AU Kinds Of Wood        ��������� ��������� .' X '  ,       Phone: Pair. 1554  a very exciting game, whieh ended with a score of 11 to 13 in favor of the home- team. Forwards, Kate Stafford and Mabel  McCourt; centre, Irene Sand;  guards, Edna Schell and tyora  Ozburn.  The new room that has been  recently built at the Franklin  school has been opened with Mr.  J. F. Walker in charge.  The children of the Lord Nelson school, at their entertainment  on January 7th, raised the handsome sum of $121.27 for the Red  Cross.  A  small fire  starting in the  basement, caused by thawing  pipes, did about $250 worth of  damage to the premises of Mr.  Carmichael, at 1160 Harris St.,  on Monday last. It is hot known  Avhether this was covered by insurance.  An informal  social  gathering  was held in Robertson Presbyterian church last Friday evening,  comprising representatives .from  the session, board of managers,  choir and organizations of the  congregation, as well as other  friends. The occasion was the  presentation of parting gifts to  Mr. and Mrs. George Taggart,  Mr. Taggart leaving to take up  the ��������� important appointment of director of music at the First Congregational Church, Vancouver.-  Appropriate speeches were given  by the Rev. David James, pastor  of the church, and Mr. Robert  Harvie, the latter making" the'  presentation, and a delightful and  characteristic reply was given  by Mr. Taggart on behalf of himself and Mrs. Taggart. A pro;  gramme of song and recitation  was rendered, and refreshments  were served by the lady members  of the choir.  So Vancouver!  There has been much sickness  in the neighborhood of Collingwood, several of the well known  inhabitants being down with the  grippe.  The regular meeting of tbe  Ward II. Ratepayer-*' Association will be held this evening at  8 o'clock in the club rooms,  3505 Commercial Drive. '  It was reported last week that  Councillor James intended to resign as councillor of Ward V in  order that ex-Reeve Gold might  return to the council. This report  Councillor James most emphatically denied, saying that he was  serving the- ratepayers- and did  not intend to resign in favor of  any one.  The special evangelistic services being carried ' on in the  municipality at the present time  are being continued this week in  the Cedar Cottage Presbyterian  church. Rev..J. S. Henderson had  charge of the meetings for the  first half of the week. Next  week the campaign will be moved to the western districts of  the municipality.  heavier than many) roofs are calculated to carry and j^erious accidents may follow. This warning is also applicable to, owners  of buildings with low-pitched  roofs.  Reeve Winram will deolare a  public holiday at an early date  for the purpose of collecting subscriptions for the Canadian Patriotic Fund, as a result of tbe  meeting held in the\ municipal  hall on Monday evening. A committee consisting of Reeve Winram, Councillor James, B������r. Robertson, Miss Hurd and Mrs. McDonald, war fund investigator,  was appointed to make arrangements for the campaign, and will  lay their plans before the public  at a special meeting to be called  for next Monday evening. The  meeting on Monday also passed  the following resolutions: "That  this meeting of South Vancouver  residents consider that the time  has arrived-when the government  ofthis country should take the  burden for providing for soldiers'  wives and children, and no longer depend on the generosity of  the public,- but put into being  some method of. taxation whereby the means might be pro?  vided."-  The regular monthly meeting  of the Alumnae Association of  the Vancouver General Hospital  was held in the new Nurses'  Home last Tuesday at 7.30 p.m  Mrs. A. .Milton, convenor of the  entertainment committee of  Ward V. Red Cross Association,  is absent this week on a visit to  her mother at Cloverdale.  The General Hospital reports  all' wards well filled up as usual,  although the grippe does not  seem to be so much in evidence  this week.  The Kitcheir.r , League met  last week at the home of Mrs.  Trotter, 1886 12th avenue west.  The next meeting will take place  this afternoon at the home of  Mrs. Jones, suite -31, Douglas  Lodge.  Miss  Pelly,    1040    Sixteenth  avenue west, is' acting as secretary of the Prisoners of War  Committee of the Vancouver  branch of the Red Cross Society.  Those having communications  for the secretary may send them  to that address.  Aconcert was held in the Central Baptist church, 10th and  Laurel streets, on Tuesday evening at i which Rev. George R.  Welch gave a short lecture on  the European war, illustrated  with some beautiful lantern  views. Mr. McFayden and Miss  Shortt rendered some appropriate  patriotic solos. Considering the  stormy weather there was a very  good attendance.  = CUT FREIGHT RATES  Household Goods packed and shipped to all parts of the worid at a'saving ti  yon of from 25 ^per  cent, to 45 per cent., owing to bur improved method ol  packing and superior shipping facilities.   For "Fireproof" Storage, Removal!  in    Car Vans,'' High"Grade Packing, or Shipping.at "Cut Bates" see ob-  prompt, reliable and courteous service.  "WE KNOW HOW"  (AMPBEU.STORAGE G>MPANY  '   oldest amd largest in westep?4*fcanada  "Phone Seym<!ur7360 Offke837Beatty Street  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  L  Phone Fairmont 848  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  The members of the municipal  council paicf a visit to the municipal hall of Point Grey on Monday with a view to securing information which will assist them  in the reorganization of the various departments in the municipal hall. TOn Tuesday they visited New Westminster city hall,  and intend later to pay visits to  the municipal offices in North  Vancouver.  On Sunday evening last a patriotic service was held at the  Central Baptist church, - at the  close of whiih the roll of honor  was unveiled. There are thirteen  names, including that of Mr.  Frank Ball, who was killed in  action. The pastor preached on  ' 'The Call of the Khaki." The  choir sang patriotic V numbers,  Mrs. Watson arrd Mrs. Woods  contributing solos.  A warning has been issued by  Building Inspector Hubbard to  owners of houses which have flat  roofs that it will be to their advantage to clear away the snow  which has accumulated. Thesnow  itself, is heavy enough to cause  serious damage, but if rain falls  it will harden the snow into a  leaden mass which will be much  Mr.  Edgar W. Harris,  eldest  son of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Harris, 1230 Broadway West, and  who had lived in Vancouver for  about four years before going to  Alberta, met with a sad and tra-  Lgic end on Sunday, Jan. 16. Mr.  Harris was editor and proprietor  of. the Coronation Review. He  had been suffering from an at-  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  Office Phone:  G.. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Hanufacturers  <-��������� Jobbing: Carpenters  Painting, Pajperhanging and Kalsomining  Shop: 1066 Dunsmuir St.  Vancouver. B.C.  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  "Perfect in finish.  Made in Canada.  Taylor-Forbes Co.  - Limited  Vancouver, B. C.  -^  ESTABLISHED 1886  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds (Canadian),  yielding from   5 per  cent,   to  7 per cent.  Bents and Mortgage Interests collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Estates managed under personal supervision, >,  .  Insurance���������Fire, Life, Accident, Marine, Automobile-, Employers '   Liability.  Molson's Bank Building > 543 Hastings St West  :W-  Buflifor  V/*zox,3fy\r9,.  & Comfort  British Columbia  I  jjecjue soots wear wnere  the Wear Comes Most.  Seems as though you CAN'T wear  them out���������they're made so solid, so  strong. And your feet are always  warm, dry and feel so comfortable in  them.  tEC-KJE   BOOTS  .ire alwsiys that way because the  manufacturers make them that way.  They are building up a PEBMANENT  business here in B. C, and Cannot _a_f-.  ~ ford to "turn out r< cheap'' shoddy  "sale" shoes which are made to sell  and  NOT  to wear.  AT ALL DEALERS  The young people's society of  St. George's Anglican church,  14th avenue and Laurel street,  are holding a St. Valentine's social in the school room on Friday  evening  next,  February llth:  At the elose of the contest,  "Mr. H. N. Shaw announced the  winners of the medals and gave  some good advice to the speakers  on the finer points of oratory.  Dr: Mackay presented the medals  with the remarks that they were  the first ones ever presented to  a student of the University of  British Columbia for oratorical  work. '   *'.-"'  '    .",  The B team of the B. C. University played the Britannia  High School girls'- basketball  team in the King Edward gymnasium Von- Friday. ��������� The teams  were fairly well balanced, though  Britannia suffered rather severely in the first half, the score  standing at 12 tp 4 in favor of  the home team. Britannia's well  known staying power, however,  redeemed this, and a very stren-  tack of la grippe, and while delirious  wandered away and was j nous game resulted in a score of  frozen to death. 14 to 12 for the champions  Mt. Pleasant  A meeting of Ward V. section  of the Prohibition movement was  held last night in the A.O.F.  Hall, corner 10th and Main.  Mrs. W. B. Skinner, who has  been ill at her home, 2647 Manitoba street, for some time, is  recuperating.  Mr. and Mrs. Moody and family, who, have been residing at  726 17th avenue west for some  time, removed on Saturday to  Kitsilano.  The boys of the J Simon Fraser  school have got their rink in  working order, and no doubt they  hope the cold weather will last.  The attendance is improving  after the severe outbreak of measles; As many-as 200 were out at.  one: time.- The Simon Fraser Club  still continues to send their contribution to the "Prisoners of  "War" in Germany. One of the  boys of this school, Harry Bacon, has joined the, band of the  overseas contingents, and it is  probable that others may follow


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