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 *?������&  552  ������53  )  M^  ���������CAAA  r.. y  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  ��������� T. S. Kwhmt  J ILMelpfcrttt  '    -FoMcal Dbwte.  T. J. Keinejf ft Co.  At your serviea day ������nd  night.  Moderate chttgos.  808 Bnadwijr Wart  Phone: Pair. 100t  X",  OLUME VII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,.   FRIDAY. JANUARY 28, 1916.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 38.  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.  The Women's Mtarionary Committee of St. Michael's Parish  elected at the recent vestry meeting held their first regular meeting on Thursday night and arranged their work for. the coming  year.  The Western Star Circle of  Ward V. branch of the Red Cross  Society met on Tuesday- afternoon at the home of the president,' Mrs. Corbman, 855 llth  avenue east.  Th������,delegates from Ward V. of  , the prohibition movement met in  the " Mt.     Pleasant     Methodist  [ church last night.  Mr. and Mrs. Thomas P. Pear-  [ son, of 876 16th avenue east, have  received news of the. death of  their only  son,  Thomas Rogers  [Pearson, who was killed in ac-  [ tion in Belgium on Jan. 11. p������e.  i Pearson enlisted with the Sixth  Field Company, Canadian Engin-  He was a Vancouver High School  boy  Rev. f. Cr. Shepherd delivered  ail interesting address on the necessity of missionary activity  during the war, to the parish  chapter of the King's Daughters  at their regular meeting Monday  evening. "  Despite the heavy fall of snow  on Wednesday morning, ^ there  was little delay to the traffic on  the B. C. Electric Railway, and  by 1 o'clock all cars were on  time and the service was regularly maintained through the  day. Most of. the jitneys failed to  appear and the cars, therefore,  had the traffic pretty much fo  themselves. Locomotive _ plows  and sweepers were called into  requisition on the suburban and  interurban lines.  The Rainbow Circle of King's  Daughters are meeting at 2.30  this afternoon at the home of  Mrs: S. B. Clements, 23l"l8th  avenue west.  eers, but was later transferred to  the Fourth-, Company,. Sappers. I another. He, said ..the ...Christian  "Women and Social Progress"  was the subject of an address given on Monday afternoon in the  Mount Pleasant Methodist church  by Rev. Hugh Dohson, B. A.,  field secretary of the social service department of the Methodist  church. Mr. Dobson gave an account of the rise and progress  of the women's movement, touching upon the question of the disintegration of family and the rise  of the suffrage movement as an  expression of democratic life.  ,/He;said the trouble in family  life in these days is due to the  fact that so often the members  of the family do" not respect one  On Tuesday morning the new  operating rooms of the Vancouver General Hospital came' into  use. These rooms have been prepared at a cost of $90,000, but  it was only on Saturday that  the remaining two tons of furnishings arrived. These rooms  are i������ow fully equipped with the  most modern equipment and fur-,  nishings, and compare favorably  with anything to be seen anywhere on the continent.  The death of Mr. John Benge  occurred on Saturday morning at  the family residence, Ivanhoe  Apartments, Seventh Avenue E  Mr. Benge came to Canada from  Sussex, England, in 1888, and  has lived on the coast for nine  years. He was a very active  member of the Sons of England  He leaves, besides a wife, two  daughters, Mrs. J. E. Turley, and  Mrs. E. Harris, of. Vancouver,  and two sons, James P., of Winnipeg, and A. H.,. of Seattle. Interment took place Monday afternoon from Centre and Hanna's  chapel, Rev. A. F. Baker officiat  ing.  - No. 11 Lodge Mount Pleasant Knights of Pythias entertained the Pythian Sisters and their  friends at a complimentary dance  on Monday night.  i> *  Hollister Review No. 9 Woman's Benefit Association of the  Macabees are giving a social  dance in the K. P. Hall tonight,  dancing from 8 to 12.  Fairview  Mrs. 8. Conway, 260 Seventeenth avenue east* has been ill  in St. Paul's hospital for the past  two weeks.  Mr. Charles Macdonald, formerly of the Yukon, gave a very  interesting lecture on Wednesday  evening at St. Patrick's Church  Hall, on "Reminiscences of^arly  Days in the Yukon." Miss Grace  Robertson, Scottish dancer, Mr.  Arthur Ainsley and the male  quartette assisted in the program.  A short address was given by  Mayor McBeath. Mr. Justice  Murphy presided. The proceeds  went to the Canadian' Patriotic  Fund.  ^     'tl  Grandview  i T  The three branches of the Women's Auxiliary have resumed  their weekly meeting at St. Michael's church after the Christmas vacation.  The  Mount Pleasant  Baptist  church reports an.old time _spirit  of revival during the past week  of prayer. On Wednesday even^  ing Rev. B. H. West, of Jackson Avenue church, gave a soul-  stirring address on "The New  Testament Church." He pictured  the church hot as a popular  .people, but as a peculiar people,  called out of the world rather  than the world called into the  church. *���������'  Next Sunday Rev. A. F. Baker  will preach in the morning on  "What Shall the Church do to  be saved?"; and in the evening  on "What Shall I do to be  Saved." A special welcome is  extended to the Baraca Class  every  Sunday afternoon.  Special evangelistic services  will begin on February 6th, continuing for several weeks.  ideals of- marriage were common  ideals, mutual purpose and mutual respect, and these were the  only things that would keep families together.  Some question's were asked regarding women's power to prevent cigarette smoking' among  boys, assistance in the management of playgrounds, keeping  watch over the picture shows and  various other things and whether  Mr. Dobson thought they could  do anything in the way of these  reforms without the ballot. Mr.  Dobson thought the ballot would  be of very little assistance in  these matters. Women had much  opportunity for airing their  views on these subjects and of  calling attention to them in their  meetings and through the press,  but he was glad to know that  women in the three western provinces, Alberta, Manitoba and  Saskatchewan would soon be in  the same status as men in regard  to allV electoral 'privileges.  A very interesting event took  place on Sunday afternoon at  the home of Mr. and Mrs. Carros,  179 6th avenue west, when about  50 guests assembled to witness  the christening of their little  daughter, Angeline. The ceremony was performed by the  Greek priest, Rev. Mr. Anagnos:  topolus, wearing'_ Greek vestments.. After the ceremony a  christening dinner s was served  to the guests. -The godparents  were Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ken-  elis.  Burnaby  The Cadet Corps of the King  Edward High School, assisted by  the Lord Tennyson School, are  giving a concert in the King Edward Auditorium this (Friday)  evening at 8 p.m. Following is  the program: Selection, March,  The Cadet Band; Flower Dance,  Pupils of Tennyson School; Trio,  Instrumental, Messrs. Armstrong,  Hall and Rowan; Cantata, '' The  Briar Rose,'' pupils of Tennyson  School; Dance, Spanish, Constance Devlin; Folk Dance, Pupils of Tennyson School; Song,  "Tis I," Reatha Reid; Cantata  "The Pied Piper of Hamlin," pupils of Tennyson School; instrumental, Selected, Orchestra of. K.  E. H. S.; Patriotic March and  Song, Pupils of Tennyson School;  recitation, Viola' Dill; Roman  Dance,. Girl Students of K. E. H.  S.; duet; "Hunting Tower," Elsie Chandler and Viola Dill; chorus, "Three Little Maids" (Mikado), Pupils of Tennyson School;  instrumental, selected, Orchestra  of K. E. H. S.; recitation, "The  Fireman's Wedding," Ingram  Parke; Camp Scene, Tennyson  School Cadets.  Messrs. Arthur Ainsley, S. McPherson and W. McGregor, the  popular vocal trio of this community, are appearing in the  Westminster Opera House .. this  week. It is reported they are  talking of going into vaudeville  shortly.  Alexander Review No. 7, Women's Benefit Association of the  Macabees, met in the K. P. Hall  on Wednesday evening. The  meeting was called to order by  Mrs. Coville. There were a number of visitors including Mrs.  Flayton, Lady Commander of  Hollister Review, Mrs. Danforth,  Mrs. Martin and Mrs. fsmah. The  Helping Hand committee was  ���������called for a meeting at the home  of Mrs. Wilson, 54 Tenth avenue  west, on Thursday afternoon,  .February 3rd.  Under the auspices of the Sil  ver Cross Circle of the King's  Daughters, Mrs. E. H. Murphy,  and Mrs. McNamee will be joint  hostesses at a tea at the home of  Mrs. McNamee, 315 13th Avenue  west, February ^3rd, from 3 to  6 p.m. A good musical program  is being arranged and it is hoped all ladies interested will accept this press invitation.  The regular monthly meeting  of the Ward V. Red Cross Society was held on- Tuesday evening in the Red Cross Home, 315-  317 Lee Building. Mr. AT P.  Black was in the chair.  Tweuty-sfcyen members of the  General Hospital staff, .including  Dr. Cloud, the admitting officer,  are ill with la grippe and unable  to attend to their duties.  The funeral of the late Mrs.  Ethel R Young was held from  St. Michael's church on Tuesday  afternoon.  Miss Lily Coles,  daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. Coles, 60 Broadway  West, who is pursuing her musical studies in London at the Royal College of Music, is singing a  good deal in the hospitals for  wounded soldiers. She sang in  tHe Christmas oratorio at the college, and just before was singing in Dr. Allan's Bach choir.  The car tracks furnished the  only available sidewalk for hundreds of citizens on Wednesday  and Thursday mornings owing  to the heavy fall df snow.  There is a marked shortage in  the supply of cut flowers reported by local florists owing to the  continued cold weather. Daffodils especially, usually plentiful  at this time of year, are at a  premium just now. ,,  The; Burnaby school board attended a meeting of the. finance  committee of the municipal council on Monday night at which  municipal finances were discussed. The outcome of the discussion was that the chairman of the  school board assured the commit  tee that there would be little or  no extraordinary expenditure  this year as the board was keep  ing to the minimum. He did not  think that the. board would call  on the council to provide for  more ordinary expenditures than  last year, and stated that the  only way left to economize would  be to cut teachers' salaries, a  courre which he thought a mistake.  According to the instructions  of the finance committee at its  last meeting the municipal treasurer brought down an estimate  of the money required to finance  the municipality for the next six  _monthS,_whic_h he placed _at_ $150,  000. Reeve Fraser drew attention  to ; the fact that the borrowing  power of the municipality was  limited to $100,000, and expressed the opinion that there was a  doubt whether money could be  secured at all. The chairman of  the finance committee, Councillor McDonald and Councillor  Coldicutt, were appointed a  committee to arrange a loan  with the bank. The reeve gave  notice that at the next meeting  of the committee he would recommend a tax sale of these  properties on which taxes for tlie  years 1911 and 1912 had not been  paid.  A two .rtorey frame dwelling  owned and occupied by Mrs. A.  C. Thompson, 1517 Parker St.,  was damaged by fire on Friday  evening last. The cause of the fire  was a defective register in the  den. Damage was done to thejex-  tent of $200 fully covered by insurance.  A lecture was given by .Prof.  Odium at the Soldier's Home,  1146 Commercial Drive, on Sat- ">  urday evening last, on "Great  Britain in Relation to the War."'  A number of musical Selections  were also given.  Rev. F. Kennedy will preach  in All Saints' Anglican church  next Sunday evening on the subject, "Missionary Work in Japan." He will also lecture in the  Parish Hall on Monday evening  at 8 o'clock, giving a synopsis  of the results' of his years of labor in the Japanese empire. This  lecture will be illustrated by 100  colored views.  4  J J  >    Ul  t'  The general hospital continues  to be filled to capacity. Dr. Mc-  Eachern is confined to his bed  with an infected eye, but is reported improving.  _ This year the young men of the  Normal School, instead of devoting so much time to sports," have  organized a.cadet officers' training corps. Sergt. Wallace, physical instructor of the school, has  had charge of the drill.  A committee appointed by the  students has drawn up the following schedule: Tuesday, lecture, 5  to 6 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, drill, 4 to 6 p.m.; Saturday,  drill, 9 a.m. to 12 o'clock.  The young men hope to receive  official recognition from the  Dominion authorities.  At 1241 Fourteenth Avenue E.,  the home ot Mr. and Mrs. G. A.  Dickie, a merry party of about  thirty'of-their friends gave them  a surprise party. A happy time  was spent with cards, games and  music. After refreshments were  served, dancing was engaged in,  and brought a most enjoyable  evening to a close. Excellent music was supplied by Mrs. King,  Mr. E. King, Mr. ���������* R. King and  Mr. Chandler. Musical numbers  were also contributed by Mrs.  Cameron, Mrs. Wilson, Miss Dickie, Master J. Mitcliell and Mr.  Hadden.  The home of Mr. M. O. Smith,  Union street, North Burnaby, was  destroyed by fire and damage  caused to the homes of Mr. J. M.  Young, Pender street, North Burnaby, and Mr. Clifford, Linden  Avenue, Edmonds. The Vancouver fire department responded to  the calls in North Burnaby.  The Young Folks Club of the  Gordon Presbyterian Church, a,t  its meeting on ''Burns Night''  this week, was treated to an illustrated lecture on "The Coronation of King George, Scotland, the Land of Burns and Ireland."  Mrs. Hugh Findley, of Victoria, died last Saturday afternoon  at the residence of her daughter,  Mrs. H. B. Mclntyre, 2833 Oak  street        _   Graham A. Laing, M.A., director of the : preyocational and  night school classes of the city  schools, lectured on Friday evening last in ������ the King Edward  High School on *' The Modern  Novel."  The speaker called attention  to that primal instinct of mankind, the, desire to report and  circulate conversational matter.  He said that if Ave were to regard  the folk-lore of a country as literature, then our'folk-tales must  be regarded as the origin of the  novel.. The novel was a modern  development of the story telling  art. The plot ipeant everything.  There was a distinction between  the modern novel and the drama  of the past���������-this was chiefly a,  difference of motive.  "To write a modern novel,"  continued Mr. Laing, "requires  not merely the faculty of storytelling. The knowledge of life  necessary must be gained by observation and by introspection,  by study of institutions as well  as people. All great writers tell  the story of their own lives in  their novels. They have to embody their own experience in  what they write."  Mr. Laing's third lecture of  the series was given last evening  on the subject, "History and the  Historical Novel."  So Vancouver  In the hall of St. Mary's  church, South Hill, the .annual  Ijaasquerade ball will be held this  evening. The proceeds .will be  handed to the Belgian Relief  Fund committee. An excellent  band, is, engaged and a dainty  supper' will - be ��������� served duringi-he  evening. Dancing begins- at eight  o 'clock.  '   \i_  -���������r        ^"l  A ' X *''  '���������> . * ���������  --    xx *i  i.  (*       a'  A sentence of six months' imprisonment was imposed on William H. Stubbins by Judge Mc-  Innes last Saturday, on a\ charge  of having stolen goods in his  possession knowing them to  have been stolen. Stubbins also  faced a charge of breaking and  entering the store of Mr. A.  Fredericksen, 4152 Main street,  the place from which the goods  were stolen. On this charge he  was  acquitted.  According to the story told  on the witness stand by Stubbins  the goods, which consisted of 27  dozen eggs, several pots of jam,  sacks of flour and sugar, tobacco, cocoa and numerous other  kinds of provisions were brought  to the house where he lived by  a man named Marks, who has  since disappeared. Marks told  him that he had traded some  beds for the provisions.  The discovery of the stolen  goods was made by Sergeant  Winters, of the South Vancouver police force, who visited the  Marks' house on Twenty-eighth  avenue, armed with a search  warraant. In the possession of  the accused Sergeant Winters  found a key which fitted the  back door of the store which  was robbed, but the prisoner explained to the court that he had  found the key lying on the  ground hear the basement of the-.  Marks' home.  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, January 28, 1916. ,|  <?  Canadian's Impresssipn of Australia  There could scarcely be a trip  in all the world more entertain---  ing, more instructive or more  healthful than the trip from  Vancouver to New Zealand and  Australia in. winter. Escaping,  as you do, the cold and rain, and'  sailing for whole weeks together  over seas as blue as sapphire,  with bright sunny skies overhead, you visit the beautiful islands . of Hawaii and' Fiji, and  are thus prepared gradually for  the charm and novelty of the  1 and ��������� of the ..Maori and the land  of the kangaroo���������a charm and a  novelty that they say takes years  to wear away.  The Country Itself     ,  To the average Canadian or  American traveler the rural districts of Australia .appear any-  'thing but ��������� pre-possessing when  viewed from the - window ��������� of a  railway coach. There is a striking monotony ,of vegetation and  landscape, throughout pretty  much of the Commonwealth, although in the tropical districts  of Queensland the growth of. sugarcane and tropical fruits  makes a' pleasing variety. In  the farming districts about Bal-  larat and Melbourne, also, there  is about the same variety as you  would find in Central Ontario or  New York state. To see the best  of. the sheep ranching country,  however, it is -necessary to, get  back some miles from the railways, as is also the case -if'you  would see the kangaroo and the  black aborigine, the two distinctive products of this country.  Cities of Commonwealth  ��������� 'But'Australia's cities more than  compensate for any montony of  her country. The commercial metropolis, Sydney, which is about  the size of San Francisco, possesses the world's finest - natural  harbor, and like most of the Australian cities is spread out over  an enormous territory, the residential section comprising over  nine-tenths of its entire area. It  is'-this fact, so peculiar to the cities-of Australia, that enables such  a large percentage of Australians  to own their own homes and to  avoid that bane of American cities���������overcrowding.  Sydney is a strange combination of the artistic and the commercial. The miles upon miles of  waterfront humming with the  activities -of oceanic commerce,  the up-to-date ferry steamers  that would do credit to New  York itself, the solidity and elegance of the store and office  buildings, would argue that the  eity is actively and distinctively  commercial. But you have only to  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM DAY  TO DAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH-AN OFFENCE  TO YOUR FRIENDS?  If the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged by other dentists has  hitherto prevented you having your teeth attended to, listen to my message.  DENTISTRY AS I PRACTICE IT  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OF PAIN  Be 1 lie operation simple or complex, i1  makes absolutely  no difference  to   inc.  OKAl/JMfMSlA. THE SIMPLE. SAKE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH 1 I'SE THROUGHOUT  MY PRACTICE. HAS ABSOLUTELY 'DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am 1 of Oralthesia and its certain results. I say  t,o   all   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. .   -   . . X  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FORA FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. Glendon Moody  Vancouver's  Pioneer  Dentist  Dawson Block  Cor. Hastings and' Main, Sts.  Phone Seymour 1566  Vancouver's  Painless  Dentist  go through the really fine art  galleries, zoological gardens, museums'and parks to realize that  there is a keen appreciation of  the beautiful and the artistic interwoven -with their commercialism. Many of. the older suburban  districts of Sydney remind you  of the pictures of old London  and Paris. The botanical gardens are certainly among the  most beautiful in the world, and  are'worth a trip to Australia to  see. vv -  Melbourne, the second eity of  Australia, is1 laid out on a still  more open scale than Sydney,  the streets being wider, and  more level, and excellently paved. The 'residential sections are  situated in many cases miles  away from the business distriet,  being quickly reached by steam  railways. Adelaide is the hottest and driest of all Australian  cities, and of late years is losing out as a seaport. Within a  few hours' ride from here, However, you can reach a very fine  orange and grape growing district producing some of the finest  wines and brandies outside of  France. Ballarat is the "beauty  spot" of. Australia, but is vastly.  changed since the early days of  the gold fever. Its. streets are  the widest and the best paved,  its parks the most elaborately  cultivated and its marble statuary the most beautiful of any  city  south of  the  equator.  The People  ���������?��������� ���������      - '������������������-  The   Australians   are a sunny  dispositioned and easy going people; taking life much easier than  Ave do, both as to the duration  of business hours and as to the  manner of doing business. There  is a national habit that all strangers, are compelled to adopt before they are long ia the country. This is the four o'clock tea  habit. Business is never too engrossing to retire to .a nearby cafe  or hotel and indulge in a cup of  tea and a half hour's gossipX  and the longer you stay in Australia the more Vlelightful arid  the more necessary this habit becomes. With all this easy going  manner the Australian is exceedingly strict in matters'.;.of  business etiquette;, keeps his appointments to the minute and  regards his verbal promise as a  bond. The average Australian, is  a famous patron of the theatre;  and: it is a regrettable fact that  ���������they do not get aV better .class of  theatrical amusements than the  second hand vaudeville and  movies��������� sent. put from.���������England  and America. The reason for this  so a prominent theatrical 'manager told me, is that it costs too  'miKUXt'o XrihgXhe best companies rso far away froin home, there  being but ���������four...cities .capable-of  supporting such expensive attractions. Of: sport, cricket and racing, lead,", with surfing a strong  bidder for popularity. Sydney's  six ocean beadies are unexcelled  anywhere .in ��������� the Pacific.  Business Conditions  The average Australian is accustomed to take life pretty much  as he finds it." What with a  warm sunny climate, air extensive  and productive agricultural territory, a 'world-wida commerce���������  ���������and possibly a labor government���������poverty is not xv.vy likely  to overtake the Australian, nor.  if it'did. would it have the terrors for him it would have in our  northern latitude. What was far  ���������more ��������� dreaded than war at, the  time J was-in-Australia was the  severe drought from which the  greater P!irt o[" the Comiaon-  wealth was suffering. Were it, not  for these periodical droughts,  which arc. likely to occur every  few years, the Australians could  easily adopt for their permanent  motto. ''Business  as   Usual." '  The enormous crowds of holiday  shoppers in Sydney and Melbourne, the excellent volume of  business reported by retailers  everywhere, the record attendance at the big racing and cricket  .meets,  the large  number  of  ex  pensive automobiles operated���������  all this would seem to indicate  anything but a shortage of ready  cash. The decrease in imports and  exports for 1915 as compared  with' 1914 . was only about nine  per cent. From this I take it  that as soon as the drought has  passed over the country returns  pretty much to normal. The Australians i.have ���������" given their inen  and money pretty freely in the  present war, but as long as the  avenues of. trade with England  and America are open they see  little reason why business should  hot go along about the same at  home,.  Opportunities for Settlers  Many people have asked me as  to' the best opportunities for  those emigrating to Australia. 1  would say the man who can take  along a few agencies for import  goods such its printing paper,  boots and shoes, chemicals, beer,  rubber goods, manufactures of  steel, -mining machinery, advertising novelties, etc., should do  well. The other opportunities lie  mostly along the line of sheep  and cattle raising, fruit farming  and mining, and in all these lines  considerable capital is .required  to -make: anything-' like a success.  The policy of the government,  however, seems to favor, the  working;' man rather than the  capitalist.  Impressions of New Zealand  You get your -first impressions  of the land of the Maori on your  way out to Australia���������thirty  hours in Auckland, a pretty lit-.'  tie. city of pretty little homes,  situated on'some 62 extinct volcano craters from the highest of  which, Mount Eden, you can get  .i view of the entire city and the  ocean on either side of North  Island.   ��������� X;  New Zealand has a .-.population"  of only a million people, but they  stoutly .assure you_ the country  can support ten times that number. I found the New Zealanders  a V somewhat different type .'Ir of  people from those in Australia;  There-seemed.:.to':be a little more  of the hustle and bustle of America���������-more of intensive than ex-  tensiA-.e industry���������and peirhaps a  little less of the old .conservatism  than, in Australia. X  . Many parts of the 'North-���������'Island';.'closely resemble the best  mixed farming districts of Western Ontario and Michigan. Che'ese  and butter making, hog raising  and beekeeping are ���������.extremely  profitable industries, Avhile iii the  South Island the climate, is. cooler and sheep grazing is carried  on--more' extensively. The Avoolen  nulls of Kaipoi: arid Mosgiel produce absolutely the finest tra-,  Areling rugs in the ..Avorld. .-  ��������� It would seem difficult for a  young ,man Avhp likes country life  and has aA-eragc determination  and ability, to fail in a land like  this, where/ the government does  everything" in its power'to finance  and assist even 1he small farmer.  There avm's one instance brought,  to my notice in New Zealand  Avhich 1 uuderstod to be a fair  representation of. the average.  This .man had come out here  Avhen eighteen years old Avith  only $300 and by hard work,  careful management, and most of  all the assistance of the' government'-in groAving and 'marketing  his produce, had been able to retire with a fair sized independent  fortune at thirty-two years of  age���������not a bad record, and there  were, others like him.'To "put it  ver" like this man, . <X course,  'required- a, liking for country  life. The cities offer very little,  if any more inducement than they  do in British Columbia.  I . might say in conclusion I  found in both New Zealand and  Australia a. A-ery strong -prejudice  in;favor of Canadian goods and  the Canadian people.���������E.W.S.  9-'  TRUST COMPANY CHARGES  Charges for Trust Company service are usually the same asVwould,  be allowed for similar service by an individual. They are never  more. Trust Company service excels that rendered by individuals,  not in expense, but in effectiveness.  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Comes  in   sanitary waxed wrappers:  Shelly Bros, Bake Ovens  ������������������Bakers of : ���������Ehe : popular 4X Bread.,    Fair. 44.  LARGE EXPENDITURES  ON TRUNK SEWERS  Norway has added sardines to  the list of articles the exportation oi' 'which is prohibited.  .The Greater Vancouver Joint  Sewerage Board; issued: their'��������� animal statement at a special .meeting- held last week.; The statement shows that $787,595 was  spent in trunk sewer construe-'  tion by the hoard in 1915, being  considerably in excess of the expenditure daring 1914.  board for the year were $1,711,-  6GSr there' having been a balance  on hand at the beginning of 1915  of $1,541,444, part of the proceeds of ihe first bond sale. Besides the seAver accounts, amounting to $787,595, $109,499 was paid  out for interest on stock,, $17,-  583 for sinking fund, and there  was a balance of $792,664 in the  hands of the minister of finance  of British Columbia'" to the ere.  count is made np of these items:  dit of ihe Board.  Tlie sewer ac-  Brunetle River ''improvement,  '$17,640; Balaclava trunk sewer,  $19,449; Bridge Street sewer,  $40,750; Centra! Park sewer,  $565; China and Canoe Creek  sewer, $69,297; China Creek extension, $1S7,886; Clark Drive  sewer; $212,304; Clark, Drive sewer' No. 2, $56,038; Hastings  Park sewer, $66,987: Kayo Road  sewer, $126; general plant and  .stores, $578: investigation charge^ $596S.    ���������'.'������������������.  The expenditure in .1914 Avas  $722,105, but over .. $300,000 of  this was paid to the city and Pfc.  Grey for sewers, constructed by  theni before the board came into  existence. The 'amount spent in  that year on actual construction,  therefore, amounted to ahout  $400,000.  DISTINGUISHED ORDERS  COVETED BY WOMEN.  The woman who tells you sbe'.is'a  lady generally feels doubtful whether  vou'll find it  out.  It is not; generally known that  there    are    several    decorations |  that   may   be   Avon   by.  women.|  There is, for instance, the Imperial Service. Order,���������founded by the'  late King.Edward to commemor-'  ate his Coronation, for ..bestowal'  upon  avo men  f or very J_pnspi____  oils   bravery.. This-Vis  one of  the,  most coveted and  honorable   decorations that a Avoman can Avear.  The  Order  of the  Royal   Red  Cross, which was founded on St,  George's   Day;   1883,   is   another  decoration    reserved "for  AvomenV  only.   It  is   given for  merit and  valor displayed in nursing,  par-'  ticnlarly  Army  and'Navy  nursing.   The   Order   of   St. John   of  Jerusalem���������a little-Maitest; cross,  bearing the   words, ''For  service  j in   Ihe  cause  of  huniaiiily,"   at-,  ! tached to a black ribbon, can also  j be   won   by   women.   Another  or-  i der founded by King I'hhvard   is  j the greatly coveted Order of Mer-  | it.  which is  bestowed   upon  men  I and women" who have gained dis-  I tinelion in literature, art. science  ���������j or   any ol'. the   peaceful,   as   dis-  j tingiiirihed from the fighting services.  But up  to   the   present  it  I has    been   conferred  upon    only  | one    woman���������the    incomparable  ! Florence   Nightingale. X;  : ���������  The French Cross of the Legion  lof Honor  has been bestOAved  on  ; the   greatest   number   of  Avomen.  | There   is   only one   Russian   decoration   for   women���������the  Order  I of St. Catherine; Avhile there are  ! tAvo SpanishXecorations���������the Or- \  der of St. James and the Order of^  St.    Maria   of   Spain:    an   order  similar  to   the   British   Order of  the   Royal   Red   Cross, conferred'  for distinguished services in nurs-  inir. ' A  Friday, January 28, l������iC.  ^ ��������� it ;ck  British Near Garden of Eden  From the Balkans the war  [scene has suddenly shifted to the  tancient land of. Mesopotamia,  where at Kut-el-Amara, on the  Tigris River, a British army in  traditional style, is besieged by  [Turkish forces, while another  British detachment is fighting  its way to the rescue over hot  desert sands. English history records many similar situations,  though perhaps their setting was  not quite so romantic, for Mesopotamia possesses one of the oldest civilizations, and heje flourished the Garden of. Eden, now  peopled only by Arab tribes, who  fight first for the Turks, then  for the British, but are always  out for loot, if we are to believe  Tommy Atkins and his officers.  In the widest sense Mesopotamia includes all of the country  between the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, from Armenia to  the Persian Gulf. In early times,  when a good irrigation system  was maintained, the land was fertile, prosperous, and the home of  a people who were advancing  rapidly along the high road of  civilization. It is still one of the  virgin tracts 'of the world,  awaiting the hand of irrigation  engineers, who had already begun their work of reclamation  under    Sir    William    Willcocks  when the war intervened. Some  day, it is believed, a new Garden of Eden will arise in loAver  Mesopotamia; whether its keepers are to be Germans or Britishers is an issue that will  probably be settled by the war.  Soon after Turkey entered the  conflict, a British, or rather an  Indian army���������for the operations  are conducted largely by Indian  troops���������landed on the' shores of  the Persian Gulf, seized Basra,  where the dates come from, and  began its tedious advance toward Bagdad, the former capital  of Haroun-al-Raschid, whose adventures, as every one knows,  are recorded in the Arabian  Nights.  Bagdad is about 400 miles distant froni Basra, and one\ of. the  important cities on the line of  the German-built Bagdad Railway, which will eventually reach  the Gulf of Persia. Naturally, if  Great Britain could conquer the  valleys of the Tigris and Euphrates and extend her influence  over the greater part of Mesopotamia, she would hot only open  a new land to British enterprise, but would have a large  voice in the management of the  railway. . Moreover, the Bagdad  Railway when .completed, will  open a new road to India, which  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   eaeh.  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. A  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.  _ : _ ���������isj^^^^k^s.:J^^^^.:yk^^La ������������������    1--J  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Bumble 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 Avith 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 $."300 per acre as a subdi  vision proposition. Sell to-day for $100 per acre on  terms.  Burnaby���������1 3-4'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;  Fairvicw���������Quebec St., 5 room, modem cottage, fireplace,  built in buffet, pannellcd walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.  Kitsilano���������C-room modern house on lot 66-by 132 feet, Avith  fireplace; hardwood floors, furnace, bath and toilet, separate,   fonder value was   $6,000.    Sell  for $3,150..  Fairview���������8 rooms, hardwood floors, hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot 50 ft. bv 120,. on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.-   Owner paid $9,000. Sellfor  $6,000.  Fairview-���������?   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���������S.^j'ooms   and   one   on   the   3rd floor, hot water  heat,  sarage, nice  grounds, on  llth  Ave.,  near Yukon ���������  StreetV   .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  the Germans might find it convenient to use some day in the  future for a Turco-Gerinan army  of invasion. Hence ttyerc were  good reasons forNthe Mesopotamia campaign.  British officers say that never  has a campaign been fought under such diverse;conditiol.s. Terrific heat, floods, mosquitos, fever,  and cholera have taken heavy  toty of the invading force, and  Indian troops have been affected  by the heat quite as much as the  white soldiers.  Mesopotamia boasts a record  variation of temperature during  the year. Bitter cold and damp  weather in winter and intense  and malarious heat in summer  have added enormously to the  difficulties of the operations. In  comparison with Mesopotamia,  India, even in the hot weather, is  a health resort, and indeed has  been used as such by a greater  number of sick than-we can care  to think about.  Notwithstanding the difficulties  of the country > a part of the  British army under; General  Townsend succeeded last November in reaching the ruins of. Ctes-  iphon, eighteen miles southeast  of Bagdad, where it met an overwhelming force of Turks,. and  was forced to retire; to Kut-el-  Amara. Thus ended the first attempt to take Bagdad. Now Kut  is besieged, and General Sir John  Nixon, commander in chief of the  expedition, has been relieved of  his command on account of  "sickness," the official statement  says.  Although the British Tommy is  told that Kurna is the scene of the  Garden of Eden, its exact position has not been fixed to the  satisfaction of many scholars.  There is a theory that two Gardens of Eden existed; one, Semitic, that of the Sons of God, the  other Babylonian, or Sumerian,  that of the Sons of Men.  It seems clear from the controversy that there was a Garden of  Eden other than the Biblican one  and that it was in the Tigris-Euphrates region, near Nasrie,  which is some distance west of  Kurna. That was the Garden of  the Sons of. Men, traced in the  writings of Sumer and Akkad,  known as the Babylonian tablets  of creation, and dealing with the  ancient gods and shrines of Babylonia. This Garden of Eden was  at the ancient junction of the  Tigris and Euphrates, where the  ruins of the cities of Eridu and  Us have been found.  Those who contend that the  Biblical Garden of Eden was a  separate place believe that it was  situHMX>nXhe- Eupfii^i^7 beV-  tween Hit and Anab, far above  the other garden. The leading authority in this contention has  been Sir William "Willcocks,who,  as engineer of Public "Works in  Constantinople, studied the geography and history of Mesopotamia thoroughly after he undertook several years ago������the great  irrigation project mentioned  above.  Nearly seven years ago Sir William, in lecturing before the Royal Geographical Society in London, declared that the Biblical  Garden of Eden must have been  in tlie neighborhood of Hit and  Aiiah. He lectured in 1912 again  before the same society on the  other Garden--.of Eden, that of  the Sons of Men, and he gave  these reasons for believing that  the Biblical Garden of Eden was  separate and distinct from that  of the Sons  of Men:  "In my first lecture I had stated that the Garden of Eden of  the Semites must have been near  an outcrop .of hard rock as we  see it at Anah upstream of Hit.  where water, could be . led off  from above a rapid and utilized  for irrigating*, with "-free'flow, gardens situated a little -downstream  and above the reach'of the highest floods Below Hit, no place  could be found for a garden  without lifting apparatus or-protecting dikes; because, otherwise,  any garden irrigated in the time  of low supply would be inundated in flood, and if irrigated ip  flood would be left high and dry  in the time of low supply. Since  then I have studied on the spot  the scriptures of Sumer and Akkad, and see that their earliest  settlements were made inside the  level pla:n perennially under .\ a  ter, where well-protected dikes  kept out the floods which are  there never more than three Coet  above ground level, and where  free from wild beasts and desert  Arabs, they could build their cities and temples and cultivate  their lands, which could be irrigated by free flow through openings in the dikes. It was in the  marshes surrounding their settlements that they encountered the  giant brood of Tiamat mentioned  in  the first tablet  of creation."  "Now, where was the original  home of these interesting people,  to whom we all owe so much?  For reasons given, it must  have been in some country of  oases surrounded by deserts, and  Arabia is such a country, and at  their very doors. The oases bf  Arabia are close at hand to both  the Nile and the Euphrates, and  the natural overflow of the surplus population would be Egypt  and Babylonia.  The Arabs of today are descendants of the Semites who  overflowed i into the desert oases  from the north and overcame the  ancestors of Sumer and Akkad.  Still they mingled their blood,  drank in the spirit of the deserts,  and became the children of the  soil. In the delta of the Tigris  and Euphrates today, with the  uncontrolled floods of the rivers  and irrigation without any system, the present inhabitants must  have many characteristics of the  first people who strayed into the  plain of. Shinar, and who. were  probably forced to take to agri-l  culture by stress of numbers."  The Telephone  Takes the Miles out  of Distance.  When you want to phone to Vancouver Island, to the Kootenay, or down  the coast, use the telephone right beside you. Every telephone is a long  distance telephone.  There is no difficulty in hearing the  party at the other end.  So when you want to telephone long  distance, do so from your own house or  office.  You get j'our party, or you don't  pay. That means you get your answer.   And all in a few moments, too.  BritishColumbiaTelephone  Company^ Limited  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  ARCHBISHOP   AIDS  RECRUITING  Vancouver, B. C.  NEW B. 0. E. R.  SUNDAY SERVICE  Mgr. Bruchesi, Archbishop of  Montreal, has spoken out in no  uncertain terms in an address to  a large audience, recently, reminding his hearers that Great  Britain has entered the struggle  to avenge the sacred rights which  Germany had trampled upon.  French Canadians, said the  Archbishop, had suffered much  pain and sorrow at the defeat of  the armies of France in 1871,. but  today, although France was  fighting the same enemy as then,  there V were other great powers  on iheX side, -Bussia,���������Italy, -Belgium, but above all, powerful  Britain. The decision of. Britain  to throw in her power on the side  of justice, he said, placed upon  Canada the solemn obligation of  taking part in the struggle.  "This," declared the Archbishop, "is a bounden duty which  we owe the country that has given  us liberty and that is now seeking to overthrow the nation that  threatens the liberty of the  world. Great Britain was unprepared for the war, and this one  fact is abundant proof that she  had no thought of provoking a  war. Unprepared as she was, she  yet sprang at once to the aid of  France and Belgium. For us, as  French'Canadians, the proudest  duty is to co-operate to the maximum of men and'money and see  that Great Britain comes out of  the war with her power untarnished and her world influence  for good greater than ever.  "It is the solemn duty of every  Canadian citizen, to the utmost  limit of his force, to stand side  by: side with the motherland in  her heroic effort to crush the ty-  ranfwho wishes to trample small  nations and states- beneath, his  iron heel. What .fate would be  ours' if .the''Germans obtained a  foothold here? Were Great Britain defeated. Germany would secure domination on the -St. Lawrence."''  The B. C. Electric announces a  new schedule of Sunday car service on its Vancouver city lines,  beginning January 23. The new  Sunday service is changed in  many respects from the old Sunday service. It has been found  necessary to make adjustments  in line with the travel that exists during the different hours of  the day on the various lines, and  it will be observed that while the  interval between certain cars is  lengthened on account of lack of  travel during the morning, the  jservice^on^ajarge^njinita  is supplemented later in the day,  and it is hoped that the new  service will, as a whole, more  generally meet the needs and requirements of the travelling public than did the old one. A special feature of the new service  is that it is designed with a view  to the addition of special cars  when occasion  requires.  ago uniforms were not made so  small, except for buglers, trumpeters and drummers. But when  they get into their suits of Ihe  peculiar gray-green color affected by the department of. military affairs, with shining brass  buttons and gleaming bayonets  they will make an impression  that will last and maybe, by  their example, put many a bigger man in a great rush to get  to the nearest recruiting office.  AMERICAN RED  CROSS CONTRIBUTIONS  BANTAMS ARE  GOOD FIGHTERS  There are 46 Bantams-, in Vancouver who have sworn to handle -the foe as roughly as the  rules of war allow, for King and  country. At present, time, while  awaiting the completion of quarters for their accommodation in  Victoria, they are quartered, at  the Cambie street/ drill hall.  Every day they can be seen at  work on the Cambie street  grounds.  They weigh probably about 12")  lbs. each, and-no one-of them  overtops the. five foot two inch  mark set as the , standard of  height for the regular or '-ordinary'7 battalions, as the Bantams might say.  They are hard at work mastering their drill, there are none  more earnest, the officers say.  None of them have'uniforms-as  yet  because  up to  a   little  while   In a bulletin of. the American  lied Cross Society, just issued  fi-om the national headquarters  ia Washington, ex-President William H. Taft, the new chairman  of the Ckiitral Committee of the  national organization, announces  that more than $10,000,000 has  been contributed by the American  pe .pie- to the relief of the war  sufferers of Europe since the war  began. This is exclusive of several millions contributed to the  Commission for Relief in Belgium  and the more ��������� than $1,000,000  raised by the American Jewish  Relief Committee in the past two  weeks.  GAELIC SOCIETY MEETS  The bi-monthly meeting of. the  Gaelie .Society, held on Thursday evening, the 20th inst., was  '.veil attended, notwithstanding  The absence of so many, members  at   the  front,   and ,in training.  .Chief Liiehlan MaeLean presided. President A. McRae, of the  United .Scottish Societies, briefly  addressed .the meeting. Special  stress''-was laid ;on the fact that  the   next  meeting 'would  be   the  '   CI -  eighth annual concert and supper of tlie society, an event looked forward to by the Celts ofthe  city and their friends;Dancing,  under the supervision of Mr. J.  M. Ross, will be provided on that  occasion.  x  Vi THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, January 28,1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED  EVERY FRIDAY  By the.  McComiells, 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  MR. STEVENS AND PROHIBITION  t **  By introducing his prohibition  resolution into parliament, Mr.  H. H. Stevens has laid one more  claim to the confidence of his  constituents in Vancouver. Even  those who are opposed to prohibition must admit that in taking  his stand, Mr. Stevens is show  ing high courage and consistency  with his .. spoken record on this  question. He has proven that he  has the courage in parliament of  his convictions in private.  In sponsoring a measure on  which there is division of opinion in all parties, a member of  the house runs the risk of alienating some of his own political  supporters, but Mr. Stevens cares  nothing for that so long as he  knows ^he is right.  He will not likely lose much  support in Vancouver by his  stand because even those of his  political supporters who are opposed to prohibition, must admit  that Mr. Stevens has done what  he conceives to be his duty, and  a man who does that will not  lose any valuable friends.  By boldly fathering this measure, Mr. Stevens has become  one of the outstanding figures  in parliament. If he accomplishes  nothing more he will have compelled the members of the house  ��������� f  to   declare,   themselves   on  the  question in any event.  WHAT OF  THIS JJTWJ8YS?  Present ��������� weather conditions  have demonstrated what an utterly useless utility the jitney  . would be if we had to depend  upon it- alone tor street transportation. Wednesday's snow* storm  put them completely out of business and everyone was relieved  to" find tbe B. C.' Electric cars  doing business as usual on all  tbe old routes.  Is it not time the citizens gave  a serious thought ,to this question? Everyone knows, or  should know, that the jitneys  have eliminated the profits on  practically the only paying street  railway routes iri the city. It  should also be known that there  are many street railway routes  which are not paying, but  which bave been operated  practically on the profits of the  routes which do pay. If we make  the paying route's unprofitable,  what is to happen to' the system? No law in "the world can  compel ,\ company to di. business  at a loss, and if the B. C. Elec-  ; trie Company loses money we  , can only expect that some lines  will be curtailed and some cut  off entirely. This was fore-shadowed by a statement by Mr.  Horne-Payne to an evening paper last week.  The jitneys have no claim upon  ;the public in any sense. There is  'no capital investment - in a jitney. In nine cases out of ten  the owners are operating them as  five cent busses only to realize a  little cash oiit of them before  sending them to the junk-pile.  The city has no control over  them whatever. They cannot be  made to run on given routes, nor  on������ schedule. They are simply parasitical free lances feeding upon the lifeblood of - a concern that Vancouver must depend upon for an efficient street  transportation service.  The city council must face this  question and do it soon. We owe  it   to the   English investors;   to  protect  their  interests,' and  Ave  ' owe it to ourselves as a city to  protect  the  interests  of tbe cit  izens. '   ,  Unless the jitneys are suppress  ed Vancouver cannot ��������� expect any  extensions of the street railway  system for the company will be  unable to get the money with  which to* make .extensions. No  investor is going to put money  into a concern whose profits may  be opened to attack by an irresponsible and uncontrollable  competition such as the B. C  Electric has in jitneys.  THE REVOLT OF GERMANY'S  WOMEN  It was the Kaiser himself who  declared that the children, the  Church, and the kitchen, constituted woman's realm, arid that  she should stick to it. It was the  Kaiser's ambition that forced the  women of Germany out into the  workaday world to take the place  of the young men who have  been sacrificed in -hundreds of  thousands to the god of war. If  the Kaiser and his crew of military autocrats are pulled down  from their places of power as a  result of the war, the women of  Germany will have no small part  in bringing about that result.  An Amsterdam press correspondent says: "It is the testimony of everybody who has visited Germany lately that the women are responsible for the symptoms of unrest. There is something like a general revolt among  the housewives, who know best  of all, from practical experience,  where the economic shoe pinches.  Said one observer: "The women  have led the disturbances everywhere, and their criticisms of the  state of affairs are very bitter  and outspoken. One reason for  this is the remarkable change in  the status of the German woman that has come about since  the war. Before, in no country in  the world did the axiom apply so  strongly that the place of the woman is the home. Now the gov  ernment has had to call in the  women to help keep things going,  and .the result is a remarkable  awakening. With' their new-found  national importance, the women  of Germany, hitherto among the  most docile in the world, are  claiming their right to discuss  and to criticize the policy of  their country.' "  The revolting German women  are not contenting themselves  with discussing and criticizing  the policy of their country. They  are beginning to riot in the  streets in protest against the continually increasing prices of foodstuffs. Prof. Kroeber, of San  Francisco, who has recently returned from Berlin, says in The  Outlook that women started the  food riots in Berlin. '' There were  two. In each case a housewife  started it. She .walked into a shop  to buy her slab of butter, was  outraged at the / price���������outrage  is a frequent sentiment���������spoke  her mind to the shopkeeper, who  replied in kind. The bystanders  joined in, somebody used her  hand, the provisions began to be  wrecked, people crowded in from  the street, and the police arrived." ,  .  The march of the women of  Paris to Versailles with their  chant of "Bread, bread," may  yet have its counterpart in a German revolution aga inst ���������_<- autocracy. The rising discontent of  the women of Germany is a significant sign of the times.  Canada has promised. 500.000  men to the mother country as  her share in the present conflict.  The" sole aim of the Canadian  Patriotic Fund is to adequately  care for the families of these  soldier boys. The dutyNof stay-  at-home Canadians is to contribute to this Fund.  The following is the^ weekly  synopsis of weather conditions in  Greater Vancouver for the week  ending January 25th, according  to Weatherman Shearman.  Rain: 2.93 in.    y -.  Snow: 3.90 in.  Total precipitation, 3.32 iri. |  Highest temperature^: 44 degree  on January 22. X  Lowest temperature, 16 degrees on January 24th.  The lowest temperature on  Thursday morning of this week  was 17 degrees.  PROHIBITION IN  FEDERAL PARLIAMENT  "How is recruiting going in  Canada?" is the anxious inquiry  of Canadians in the trenches.  "Now's the day, and now's  the hour."  Last week the Central Recruiting Depot recruited more men  than for any previous week since  its* opening last July. At this  rate it is hoped British Columbia will be able to furnish a, goodly share of the needed 250,000  by fall.  The Ottawa correspondent of  the Winnipeg Free Press has the  following about Mr. H. H. Stevens, M. P., and the prohibition  question:  Prohibition Question  The prohibition question' is  coming before parliament in two  different phases. H. H. Stevens,  member for Vancouver, acting for  the Dominion Alliance and Citizens' League, which are organizing the Dominion-wide prohibition movement, will move the resolution endorsed by the two bodies providing for a federal measure prohibiting the manufacture,  importation and sale of intoxicating liquors for beverage purposes "at this time when the empire is at war." J. J.' Hughes,  Liberal member for King's, P.* E.  I., has also given notice of a resolution declaring that legislation should be brought in by the  government this session to secure  an amendment to the . British  North America Act so as to empower any provincial legislature'  to prohibit the importation of any  intoxicating liquor into such province and the manufacture of liquor within the province.  Hope for Government Action  While both resolutions are in  the names of private members,  the prohibitionist forces hope  that the matter will be taken up  by the government, and with this (  object in view the committee bri  federal prohibition will wait  upon Premier Borden and mem1  bers of the government next  Thursday. It is practically cer-  tain7%bweyeiX^  ply will be given' as to the government's attitude, but that the  deputation will be told that the  discussion of the resolution of  Messrs. Stevens and Hughes will  be facilitated in the house, .arid  at least one full day will be set  aside by- the government to enable the members on both sides  of the house to express their  views before any government  pronouncement is made.  CHILDREN OVER SIX  MUST ATTEND SCHOOL  All childrenNwhq are six years  of age, or who will.be by March  31, are expected to begin attending school for the first time on  February 1. Municipal Inspector  Gordon announced on Tuesday  morning that it was imperative  that,; parents should send their  children on the first day in order that they, might begin work  with their classes and lose no  time.  Save  the  Tissue Papers  A small pad of: tissue paper  sprinkled with methylated spirits will give a brilliant polish to  mirrors, pictures, glasses, and  crystal; it will also remove paint  splashes from window panes. The  pad used without spirits is excellent for burnishing steel, rubbing grease spots off furniture,  or   polishing   silver.  BRITISH   FREEDOM  The British people are showing, in this'- world crisis, a - devotion to. the. principles of freedom that grows out of a glorious history. It is no sodden or  modern development, this instinctive love of political liberty and  the rights of mankind, but the  fruit of an ages-old striving for  justice, into which has been put  the full strength of. all who have  lived under the British flag.  Some events in history which  have indicated the national passion for justice and right are the  familiar inspirations of the Briton of today, but there are also  isolated cases no less worthy of  record and no less significant  than those kept green in the  memory of succeeding general  tions by monument, song and  story.  One of these isolated cases, in  Which the lightning flash of opportunity revealed.the sturdy nature of the British character, is  referred to in a speech by Hon.  W. R. Riddell, reported in the  Canadian Law Times, Volume 34,  1914. Page 123, as follows:  During the war  of  1812   a  number    of   slaves   had   run  away,   chiefly   from Maryland  and   South Carolina, although  from other states as well, to  the  British  men-of-war.    The  man-of-war of a nation is part  of a nation's  soil.  Slaves cannot breathe in England; if their lungs  Receive our air, that moment  they are free,  They touch our country, and  their shackles fall.  The moment they put their  v' feet upon a British man-of-war  they were in England, and being in England they were free.  Most - of them were taken to  Halifax, although the Haligon-  ians did'riot much approve of it.  In the treaty of 1814 it was  provided that all property takT  en by "either power from the  other should be handed back.  The American masters demanded their slaves. The British re__  .fused to give up free men; and  so it stood. That being the  block, that Britain would not  give up free men to center slavery again, it was decided to  leave to arbitration whether  Britain refusing, to give up the  slaves should not pay their  value; and that matter was  left to the Emperor of Russia.  He, by his award of 1823, decided that Britain should pay.  JJ,, It was left in 1824 to a board  of four persons to determine  the/average amount to be paid  Xfor th^  es, afterwards Judge in South  Carolina, Henry Seawell, who  had been a Judge in North  Carolina, Sir George Jackson,  who was a diplomat, and-John.  V McTavish otherwise unknown  to fame. They determined f the  average, value of the slaves,  but' wjlen it came to determine  the number of slaves to be  paid for, they came to a deadlock and they lost their temper���������they lost their judicial  temperament, and the governments, got tired of waiting for  them to give their award; accordingly    in    1826     Britain  . agreed to pay something like  a million and a quarter for  these slaves. We Britons have  been, perhaps not unduly, but  certainly very proud of that  circumstance, that Britain preferred to pay a million and a  quarter (as she paid many millions later on for the emancipation of the slaves) rather  than give up these slaves whose  feet had touched her soil.  It is incidents like this, gems  with which British history is  studded in generous proportion,  that entitle the British people to  wear the badge of altruism in  this war for the emancipation ,of  the little nations and make a war  in which the destiny of Great  Britain is involved a concern of  the world at large. ��������� Montreal  Mail.  To tbe Editor,  Western Call:  Will you please give me a little-  space in ,your paper to call attention  to the habit of some. Mount Pleasant  people of doing all their shopping in  the. city? ���������-.��������� ., X  There is s undoubtedly a firm conviction in the minds of these shoppers who persist in rushing down town  every Saturdayv that' they are getting big bargains in the down-town1]  stores���������prices and goods, too, .perhaps that they, could not get here in  Mt.  Pleasant.  . I wonder if they ever stop to figure  out where they are getting off. Let  me quote one particular Instance. A  friend of mine paid $1.15 at a downtown store a couple of weeks ago  for a sack of sugar, buying 3 pounds  of tea for $1 at the same time���������this  being the condition attached. The  tea was acknowledged afterwards by  the salesman in the store���������a neighbor  of hers���������to be the store's regular 25  cent line. The woman thus paid the  price of the tea and - paid $1.40 for  ber sugar besides. She could have  bought it for that,/or less, in Mt.  Pleasant any   day  in   the   week.  Another' shopper recently paid $1  for 3 pounds of butter, and found  on arriving home that it weighed just  2 pounds 10 ounces by her Mt. Pleasant grocer's inspected scale. She was  paying over 38 cents a pound,for her  butter. -  Another man bought a pound of  cheese in the.: city on his way home  Saturday night���������the cheese was marked plainly 20 cents a pound in the  window���������-and found " it weighed 12  ounces on the grocer's own scales.  This made the cheese really 27 cents  a pound���������������ot a bad " price when  cheese is wholesaling at 21 cents.    >  When are people going to learn that  they usually get just about what  they , pay for���������that when real , New  Zealand butter is wholesaling at 42  cents a pound, no grocer anywhere  can sell it for 40 cents unless lie  makes you buy other groceries at a  high price to make up for it? Short  weight on cheese at 20 cents a pound  or on butter at 34 cents is not good  buying judgment on the housewife "s  party and surely this sort of treatment is not going to continue to be  a bait to Mt. Pleasant shoppers very  much longer.  Surely we are sawing off the limb  we sit on when we go past our own  merchants to get treated this way' in  the city? ; The down town rents are  much higher and the merchants there  simply cannot sell their goods cheaper than  they  do  here  on the hill.  I trust for this reason that people  will think twice, before they pass up.  pur local business houses. We need  the money on the hill. And if we  keep it here our- property will go on  increasing in value. If we buy our  goods down town it simply means  that in a few years business property  on Main street and Broadway will be  worth little or  nothing.  A PROPERTY HOLDER.  PUBLIC WORKS OF CANADA  British  Columbia  Dredging  Fleet  Supplies 1916-17  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. .  Gasoline.  Hardware.  -���������  HoseX , . ��������� '���������";������������������.'���������'.'���������': r '. -  Manilla Rope.  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 thejr 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; and endorsed "Tender for Hardware, B: C. Dredging  Fleet," etc., as the case may be.  Persons tendering aro 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  cheque will be returned.  Forms of tender may be obtained  at the office of A.v F. Mitchell, Esq.,  Acting District. Engineer, Victoria,  B. C, at the office of C. C. Worsfold,  Esq., District.Engineer, New Westminster, B. Cr, 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. WORSFOLD,  Acting Superintendent of  Dredges.  Department of Public Works,  Vancouver, B. C, January 27, 1916.  Newspapers will not be paid for  this- advertisement if they insert it  without authority from the Department. '.,---��������� ,������  THE RIGHT USE  OF ELECTRIC LIGHT  There is as much art ln lighting a house is in decorating  and furnishing it. Illumination is both a science and an art.  Good illumination involves three essential points; the  right QUALITY of light; the right QUANTITY of light,  and the right USE of light.  It is our. earnest desire to serve our customers by the  giving of such practical advice as may be helpful in improving the lighting equipment already in' use, tis well tis to  point, out the lines along which new installations may be  satisfactorily designed.- -  The actual amount of illumination necessary, and the  lavs that govern its application, are matters of prime importance to our customers.  Br ng your lighting problems' to un, we will be glad to  serve you.   . ��������� X -. ���������������  Salesrooms���������  Carrall and Hastings Sts.  1138 Granville St., near Davie  Phone Seymour  5000  p  Positively tiie Only  Flour that is Milled  In British Columbia.  Milled in our own Province���������right here at  home, where every dollar spent for ROYAL  STANDARD FLOUR stays, and helps to pay  wages or salaries, helps to build up our-industries, helps to make YOUR INTERESTS AND  OUR INTERESTS FLOURISH. ' v" ��������� .  ROYAL STANDARD FLOUR  is milled from the choicest Canadian hard wheat  that expert buying and money can secure. It  is milled spotlessly CLEAN and PURE by the  most modern milling processes known. In the  best equipped laboratory on the Pacific Coast���������  bar none, test samples of ROYAL STANDARD  are baked into bread so that it may come to  you of QUALITY ABSOLUTE. Don't you think  that kind of flour is worth patronizing? Ask  your grocer  what HE thinks.  Vancouver Milling and Grain  Gclimited  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NEW WESTMINSTER,  NANAIMO \ X:X {S. v-' i> ''j-'k--. '>! "���������'     '-  VX   S*.*'1 *!���������'    t/V    Av - -   ',  ���������7   ' ,>. -M- r   -���������-    ',' ', ���������  Ij^id^^nuajy^S^M^  THE WESTERN CALL  '���������XKXlii  >     f      "I \     i. ^flVi  _  xXX^$^  1 ,      1 ^U'V  ' ���������'4. ,*4  j     '   iT'-,  -^.Xxri  :   ..tf?1*.*?;  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'to offer you.  Their reputation is INVOLVED WITH OURS.   They axe trying to provide  Mt. Pleasant buyers with JUST WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR.  4. 4 ' f -4  BE A BOOSTER.   Help yourself and your neighbors by resolving to "BUY  IT ON THE HILL." r-     ''*;  J *    i1  A  ,  ~���������V  -x;X3|  . ������������������ <"* xJ  - ' X - ' XI  4"       ~',X|  -, - xx  '  4>*    Ij  I ������     4      -���������  '^1  [ELLIOTTS GROCERY  SPECIAL  For   Friday   and Saturday  |ABhcroft Potatoes, per sack      *j 25  'Our  Best"   Flour, per bag   $1.55  13272 Main St, Phone Fair 832.  Phone Fair. 2192  E. V. CASSIDY  2152 Main St.       -   Oor. 6th Avenue  Fine Fresh Groceries. Fruits'. Tea and  Coffee, Etc.  Try our Pure Ceylon Tea, 3 lbs. for 11  New Laid Eggs at Lowest Prices  "BURNS     COTTAGE"  Calendar -Picture  Framed from $1.25 up  at/  TAYLOR'S  2414 Main Street  Get Tour Shoes Bepaired by  P. T. PARIS  He does it right aald promptly. Open  till 8 p.m.  Men's  Rubber  Heels,  50c.      Specittl  Rubber   Heels   for    Lady's    French  Heel, 40c.      ' Any Shoes Dyed Black  2245 Main St. Phone Fair 2008  ~7~  SACRIFICE SHOE SALE  OF WOOD & SON, NORTH VANCOUVER  We still have several Thousand Dollars'  Worth of this high-grade  Stock to dispose of.  Take Advantage of This Sale and  SAVE 25 to, 75  PER CENT.  on Men's, Women's, Boys'  .and Children's Shoes  Everybody's Shoe Store  2313 Main Street  2 Doors from P. Burns' Market  THESE PURE FOOD  SPECIAS FOR SATURDAY  JANUARY 29, ONLY  India and Ceylon (Mixed)  Tea, a big  favorite 40c Tea, 3 lbs 95c  Robin Hood Flour, worth $2 a sack, on  Saturday for $1.80 Sack  /  BARKER & MILLAR  2333 Main St. Phone Pair. 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 Dumplings 15c  Home-made Pies a Specialty  Open 5 a.m. to 2 aon.  JOHN WEBSTER, Prop.  ' *-������-|  WOMAN'S BAKERY  LOOK!  X      1  Just try the  Woman's Big Loaf  Once.  Forever After!  WOMAN'S  AN AD HERE WILL BRING YOU RESULTS  SPORTING COMMENT  JThe Vancouver hockey team is  '' going some.'' They have annexed six consecutive victories, and  look good to keep it up for the  balance of the season. On Tuesday night at Seattle they won  out by the close score of 3 to 2  over the Seattle team. The game  I is said to have been one of the  most spectacular games in the  history of the Coast League. Indeed all the games this season  have been of the spectacular  kind. Not a dull game has been  staged^ The affair on Tuesday-  night was anybody's game. In  the first two periods the champions got a goal in each session,  while Seattle failed to register.  Shortly after-the - opening of the  third period, however, the Mets  got two in a row, and evened  the .score, and then there was  some hustling, until old Fred  Taylor took a lone rush the. full  length of the rink and scored.  The Millionaires had won, and  had kept close on the trail of the  Portland team, league leaders.  The game was clean, all the way,  only one or two minor fouls being committed during the contest. .  ,    FrM Harris  who is doing yeomjan ^service _ for the  Kosebuds this  season.  JPortland jrests. jthis-weefc-end  until Tuesday, "when Seattle go  to meet them on their own ice.  Seattle are just about in shape  to win too.  *   #   #  The Rosebuds of Portland are  striving desperately to hold their  lead in the race, and so far have  been successful They are due for  a slump presently,' however, and  while this is going on the Millionaires will romp home with  the flag again. However, there's  many a slip, etc.  Next Tuesday night Vancouver  goes J ho Victoria. The Capitals  arc sure to give the champions a  very hard game, and it will take  all the hockey science that the  that the Millionaires have in their  systems to pull out on top. Here's"  a hope that we win, we need it.  Seattle comes to Vancouver tomorrow night (Saturday) for a  league game. The Mets are going very strong just now, and  are out to win every time. .Vancouver can be depended to uncork her best stuff tomorrow  night, and fans are bound to see  a great game. Come out and  give the boys the encouragement  they deserve. c'  ���������������������������.'���������'   ���������  Prank Patrick is out after another championship, and by the  way the Millionaires are shaping up just now he is going to  land it. Six wins in a row, and  another tomorrow.'night is surely going some, no matter what  the most adverse critic may say.  The coast, league is certainly producing splendid hockey this year,  and the Vancouver team deserves all the encouragement possible from the fans. The best  way to show your appreciation  of a high class team and conscientious work is by being at  the game tomorrow night. Come  out, you Mt. Pleasant fans, and  give the lads a boost in their try  for the  cup.   Ed. Carpenter -   -     -\���������  Clever defence player of the Mets, who  play  here* Saturday   night.  Jjester Patrick is hoeing a  inighty hard row this year, but  he is building up a team that  will take some beating for the  honors next year. It takes time  to build up a new team. Portland and Vancouver managers  know that. The Millionaires waited four years for the honors, but  they intend to hold it at least  for two years.  Poulin is playing like an also-  ran in the east.. Four games in  a row he has failed to catch on.  with the Canadiens, while Walter Smaill is playing the utility  role for the Red Bands. Bert  Lindsay is said to be performing  in fine style in goal for the Wan-  ���������   ���������.   ���������  The Wanderers of Montreal  have met two. reverses this past  week which has helped the other  teams in the N. H. A. in the  league standing. Quebec bumped the Red Bands, and the Flying Frenchmen took another fall  out of them on Wednesday night.  While this was going on, Ottawa  bumped Quebec right, in Quebec,  and all these upsets have tightened up the race in the eastern  league. Even Toronto broke into  the win column within the past  ten days, since Livingstone gave  the team a thorough shakeup.  ��������� Portland keptsout in front by  a hard-earned victory over Victoria at Portland,- the score be-  4  ing 7-5. The Rosebuds .hadv to  go the limit to win, but they  Had the edge on Victoria. Just  .now all four teams in the league  are playing a brilliant brand of.  hockey, and with the elimination  of the rough stuff the game is  flourishing on the coast and  gaining friends rapidly.  ������   *   ���������  Smoky Harris did the grand  for tbe Rosebuds in Portland on  Tuesday night. The visiting Victoria team were one goal to the  good in the middle of the third  period, when Harris broke up  their prospects with two, goals  in rapid succession. And Punder-  dale got the third. It was a grand  rally-and it came just in time.  ���������   ���������   *  Skene Ronan, now of the Can-  adien team, was in the Toronto  police court this week charged  with assault against Skinner, of  Tprontos last Saturday night.  Skene Ronan is one of the fastest players in the game in Canada, but he has a temper like  a tiger, and is continually running into trouble on the ice. If  he would only learn. to behave  himself he would be a- useful  man to any team.  Harry Holmes  Clever   goal   custodian of   the Seattle  Mets, who  will play the  Millionaires  here   on   Saturday   evening.  Frank Patrick took a rest on  Tuesday night, and Cook'replaced him at point. Mackay was in  centre ice and was in rare form.  He bumped into another accident,  however, and is' carrying af lame  ankle as a result. He will not  be in the game on Saturday  night, it is said, but Cook will  move up on the line and Patrick will play defense.  . It is reported that Johnny Griffiths  shaded Freddie Welsh in a 12-round  contest, which makes Griffiths' claim  to the first crack at the champion's  crown a good one. Perhaps Freddie  would not like to go over a route with  Griffiths?    .  It just took Cully Wilson two' minutes to notch a couple of goals" in  the last period on Tuesday night, tie*  ing up the game. Cully scored as many  in two minutes as the Vancouvers did  in fifty-one minutes, but it doesn't  matter for they always pay out at the  finish. "     i  MOK!  gating between  Meals is perfectly  Natural for  Healthy, Active  Children  ���������Give Them Good,  Energy-Restoring  FOOD!  SMAX and  SUNLIGHT  The BETTER Breads  ARE JUST SUCH FOODS  Made of Canada's most nutritious flour and pore  water in British Columbia's most sanitary, clean,  modern baking plant.  5  FULL   16  OUNCE   LOAF  Every one "sealed at the oven"  H AMPTON-PINCHIN  Bakers of BETTER  Bread  t,     *  X  - 4*1,  -r t  - X\  *&  "X  1  "; v  ) *  f  *           *  'yy  A'A A  iv,Yf  '   > >-'._  4    "       I "    *  "J  ." ^V 4 "' I'Zf"  > - X- 'J  % J?  .   '. X2|  ������������������ X-')."M The western call  Friday^ January 28, 1916.  HOME TABLE  HINT������  ������  A function of. the meals at home is to give color to all the home life. The daily menu  published this week, and which may be continued, is by one of the best known and valued  editors of this department, of several leading dailies in the United States. We feel fortunate  in being able to offer to the ladies of this city that which is purchased at a high price by such  dailies there.   These Cards have been especially written for this paper.  . Saturday, January 29 .,  Nothing is denied to well directed labor; nothing is  ever to be attained without it.���������Sir Joshua Reynolds.  Breakfast���������Cereal with Raisins and Cream.  Kidneys en Brochette. Potato Cakes. Popovers.  Coffee. . x    e  Dinner���������Cream of Cauliflower. Veal Loat  Baked Potatoes. Peas. Beet and Egg Salad. Rice  Pudding. Coffee. ��������� ,  Supper���������Creamed Celery in Cheese Shell.  Currant Buns. Prune Shortcake. Tea.  Beet and Egg Salad  Cut six boiled beets into dice, marinate with  French dressing, and let stand one or more  hours. Cook four eggs twenty minutes in water  just below the boiling point, then cover with  cold water, let remain ten minutes, strip off the  shells, chop the whites and press the yolks  through a sieve. Arrange the beets in a mound,  surround with alternate rows of the whites and  yolks and garnish with  mayonnaise and sprigs  of parsley.  ��������� ;-' .'#���������������������������������������������  Sunday, January 30  "Give  me not scenes  more charming,  Give   me   eyes  To see the beauty that around me lies;  ��������� To  see the shine of souls, see angels shy  Among the faces of the passersby."  Breakfast���������-White Grapes. Cereal with Cream.  Poached Eggs on Fish Balls. Brown Bread.  Coffee.-���������������������������'X.'- x'X; :X'X-       ' k-'y^JA-���������"  Dinner���������Bouillon. Fricassed Chicken, Biscuit  Dumplings. Boiled Rice. Spinach. Pineapple Salad. Ice Cream with Chocolate Sauce; Wafers.  Coffee.  Lunch���������Tomato Rarebit. Toast. Celery. Olive  , Sandwiches. Nougat Cake. Tea.  Nougat Cake  Cream one-half cupful of butter, add one  cupful of sugar ,and beat until very light. Sift  two cupfuls of flour with two teaspoonfuls of  baking powder and add alternately with one-  half cupful of milk. Flavor with two teaspoonfuls of ���������vanilla, beat thoroughly, then fold in the  stiffly beaten whites of four eggs and bake half  an hour in a shallow tin. Cool and spread with  Nougat Frosting.  Nougat Frosting  Chop one cupful of almonds and brown them  in the oven. Melt one-thiird of a cupful of sugar to a earamel, add the almonds, cool and  pound to a powder. Boil one cupful of sugar  and one-quarter of a cupful of water until the  syrup will thread, add the almond powder, pour  slowly into the stiffly beaten whites of two eggs  and beat until stiff enough to spread.  _   .;.������������������'���������  #   '# ���������' '  Monday, January 31  "Let us walk  straightly, friend,    .  Forget the crooked paths behind us now, V  Press on with steadier purpose on our brow',  To better deeds, O friend."   X  Breakfast���������Bananas. Cereal with Cream. Bacon. Corn Oysters. Buttered Toast. Coffee.  Dinner ��������� Barley Soup. Beef Balls. Olive  Sauce. Mashed Potatoes. Scalloped Cabbage. Apple Charlotte. Coffee.  Supper���������Creamed Chicken  with Peas.  Spinach Salad. Baking Powder Biscuits. Cake. Tea.  Creamed Chicken Witn Peas  Sprinkle one teaspoonful of lemon juice, one  teaspoonful of onion juice, one teaspoonful of  salt and one-quarter of. a teaspoonful of pepper  over two cupfuls of diced cooked chicken, one  cupful of cooked peas and one-quarter of a cupful of diced pimento; mix thoroughly and let  -stand- an hour or more.-Ctibk^four tabllespoon^  fuls of flour in an equal quantity of butter; when  bubbling, stir in slowly one cupful each of chicken stock and milk and stir and cook until  smooth. Add the chicken mixture, cook five  minutes longer and serve with a garnish of watercress or parsley.  *    *  ���������#  Tuesday, February 1  Winter walks on his wind-swept stair;  All the world is a gloomy aisle. "'  Footsteps  creak   in   the angry air,  Barren  snow covers flag and tile,  Warring clouds, in  grim ranks, defile  Down  tlie  slopes of the sodden  skies.  ���������James   Owen   Tiyon.    '  Breakfast���������Prunes. Baked Smelts. Browned  Potatoes.  Corn Muffins.  Coffee.  Dinner���������Clear Soup. Broiled Steak. Mashed  Potatoes. Baked Squash. String Bean Salad.  Cheese Wafers. Apple Rice Pudding. Coffee.  Supper���������Scalloped    Tomatoes   with   Cheese.  Celery. Rye Biscuits. Jelly Roll. Tea.  Apple Rice Pudding  Boil one-half cupful of well washed rice for  five minutes, drain and cook in a double boiler  with one pint of milk and, one-quarter of. a teaspoonful of salt until tender. Remove from the  fire, add immediately the beaten whites of four  eggs, * one-half cupful of sugar, the grated rind  of one lemon and beat thoroughly. Pare and core  six tart apples, steam until tender but not broken, place in a serving dish, cover with the rice  and serve very cold with a soft custard sauce  made of one pint of milk, the yolks of the eggs,  One-third of a cupful of sugar, one-quarter of a  teaspoonful of salt and two teaspoonfuls of. vanilla.  #   #   #  Wednesday, February 2  And lo, a visionary blush ���������'.'-.."���������  Stole warmly o'er the voiceless wild,  And in her rapt and wintry hush  The lonely face of Nature smiled.  \ ���������George Parsons Lathrop.  Breakfast���������Oranges. Hash with Green Peppers. Buttered Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Vermicelli Soup. Baked Sausages.  Potato Puffs. Creamed Turnips. Beets with  French  Dressing. Prune Pie.   Coffee. ..-���������"  Supper���������Mayonnaise of Apples. Celery    and  Nuts. Baking Powder Biscuits. Mocha Cake. Tea.  Mocha Cake  Beat the yolks of three eggs until very light,  add one and one-half cupfuls of sifted granulated sugar and beat five minutes. Mix two cupfuls  of; flour with three, teaspoonfuls of baking powder and one-eighth of a teaspoonful of salt, then  sift three times and add to the egg mixture  alternately with one-half cupful of cold water.  Flavor with the juice ahd grated rind of one  lemon, fold in the stiffly beaten whites and bake  about forty minutes. Cover with Mocha frosting  when cool. -...���������-.-.. Xv  X -     Mocha Frosting  Cream one cupful of butter, gradually beat  in two. cupfuls  of sifted powdered  sugar  and  flavor with���������one teaspoonful of coffee extract.  ���������'������������������"' ' ��������� *   ���������*.' *  Thursday, February 3  If all the world were music  Our hearts would often long  For one sweet strain of silence '' <>,  To break the endless song.  ���������Henry Van Dyke. c  X Breakfast���������Stewed Apricots. Cereal with  Cream. Omelet. Warmed Biscuits, Coffee.  Dinner���������  Vegetable' Soup.   Broiled Crops.  French  Fried Potatoes.  Peas. Chickory  Salad.  Cranberry Pudding with Foamy Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Creole lama  Beans.  Rusks.  Baked  Apples. Gingerbread. Tea.  Creole lama Beans  Soak one cupful of dried Lima beans over  night, drain, cover with cold water, bring to the  boiling point and let simmer until tender and  the water evaporated. This will take about four  hours and care must be used at the last to prevent burning. Remove the seeds from half a  sweet green pepper and cut it into shreds, then  cook about three minutes in two tablespoonfuls  of butter. Add three quarters of a cupful of  tomato puree, one teaspoonful of grated horseradish, one tablespoonful'of grated cocoanut and  one teaspoohtinXrf isaltX He^ tlun^^ly^"poiF  over the beans, stir lightly with a fork until well  mixed arid simmer ten minutes before serving.  ���������/ #.  ���������������'#'..���������  Friday, February 4  When shall we learn that he who multiplieth possessions multiplieth troubles, and that the single use of  things which we call our own is that they may be his  who hath need of them?���������Tom  Hughes. *  Breakfast���������Cereal with Sliced Bananas. Eggs  -Baked-in Cream. Popovers. Coffee.  Dinner���������Black Bean Soup. Baked Flounders.  Stuffed Potatoes. Succotash. Tomato Jelly .Salad.  Toasted  Crackers. Fruit  Tapioca.  Coffee.  ���������Supper���������Fricasse of Oysters. Tea Biscuits.  Cold Slaw. Currant Cup Cakes. Tea.  PROHIBITION RESOLUTION  Mr. H. H. Stevens, member for  Vancouver, has given notice of a  resolution in the House of Commons, declaring that a federal  law should be enacted, prohib1  iting the manufacture, sale and  importation of intoxicating liquors during the war.  FRENCH FIGHTERS  NOT VINDICTIVE  "JINGLE  POT"   COAL  BUILDERS'  SUPPLIES  FURNITURE  BAGGAGE  and   PIANO  MOVERS  The most heat with least amount of waste.  Lump, $6.50 per ton.   Nut, $5.50 per ton.  In our warehouses on False Creek we carry  a complete stock of COMMON AND FIRE  BRICK, PLASTER, CEMENT, SEWER  and DRAIN PIPE, Etc.  We do all kinds of cartage work, but we specialize on the moving of' Furniture, Pianos  ahd Baggage. We have men who are experts in the-handling of all kinds of household  effects.  YOUR   PATRONAGE   IN   ALL THESE   LINES  SOLICITED  McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd  80 Pender Street East, Vancouver, B.  C.  PHONES:    SEY.   405,   605,   5408,  5409  It's a mighty difficult thing for  one woman to ignore another woman who lias on a new hat.  Writing from the French front  near Rheims, G. H. Perris, correspondent of the London Daily  Chronicle, says that the conditions of life are such that one is  forced to marvel at the powers  of endurance the- French soldiers  have discovered and developed.  The nearest town is twenty miles  away and very rarely reached.  Companionship or amusement can  only be of the most rudimentary  kind.  Little Hatred in the Trenches  "I do not think," he says,  "that they feel toward the enemy exactly as certain leader-  writers would have them feel.  Their abomination of the invader and his attempts at wholesale, scientific terrorism . is, of  course, deep and; unanimous. It  is the clearness of the moral issues of the war that.makes their  invincible strength. But it would  take a great many years of suffering to reconcile the chivalry  and the sense of justice which  are in the French blood with a  <?ult of cold, wholesale, systematic hatred."   ,  Merciless to German Masters  Many of the experiences of the  battlefield are against it. There  is much more human nature there  than in some editorial offices of  the allied capitals. When the  French soldier is burying the  German dead, taking German prisoners to the base, or German  wounded to the ambulance, he  may rejoice in the terrible efficacy of his famous "75s," but he  does not gloat over their routine  victims, like a Sioux at the scalp  dance. They have at least suffered, even more than he has himself. To the masters who launched the disaster, and have riot  suffered, he would be merciless.  To the high mightiness who ordered massacre and devastation,  to the imperial chemists who invented the poison gas against  which he must daily and nightly  carry the imperfect protection of  an odious mask, he may feel  something like personal hatred.  But I doubt very much whether  warfare��������� especially the   imper  sonal, mechanical warfare of to-  day���������produces, as between the  opposed masses of commona soldiers, anything that can be properly so called."  Among those who, Over the parapets, watch the stars through  the long night hours there must  even be many who would indorse  the immortal words of Edith Cavell : "Facing eternity, I must  hate no man."  The commercial activity of  many a man takes the form of  dodging   creditors.  Some .people never take anything that doesn't belong to them  except advice.  All in a Twinkling ',,  A lady who had just received  an interesting bit of news said  to her little daughter: "Mar-  jorie. dear, auntie has a new  baby, and now mamma is the  baby's aunt, papa is the. baby's  uncle,'' and you are -her little  cousin." ''���������'."  "Well," said Marjorie, wondering) v. "wasn't that arranged  (iiiickX���������Boston   Transcript.  That shooting is a most popular sport among the foreign residents of Shanghai is shown by the  fact that, out of a total foreign  population of about 15,000, there  are seven shooting clubs with 7-54  members.  Women are to be employed /as  tramcar conductors in Bradford.  England. Wages and hours Avill  be the same as for men. In the  city of Sheffield, England, it is-reported that there are already  250 women ear conductors out of  j a lotal.'.of 520 employed.  Swedish business men are apparently ' working hard to ..tafce  advantage of war conditions for  establishing -themselves firmly 'in  Russia. A Swedish chamber of  commerce and a newspaper printed , in Swedish will be started  i soon in Petrograd. .  Now is the Time  To Buy Your  Printing Supplies  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  Strong impressive  printing is more valuable to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to detect the slightest indication of unfavorable  conditions, and for  this very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  Your Printing should  bring this to your customers' attention not  only in connection  office sta  tionery, but with aji  printed matter and  advertising.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Carswells, Printers, Ltd.  PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  I  PHONE FAIR. 1140  203 KINGSWAY ��������� <*<?:  r-1 i  -JstJ-/tj  I'Friday, Januayy 28, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  Gautemala, A Land of Opportunity  l Gautemala  is  often spoken of  the land   of eternal   spring.  fcut few who  have not had the  Irivilege of travelling in this fair  Imd realize tbat it stands today  |s   the   land   of opportunity   as  tell.  Here, on all sides, you see  Inountains, verdure-clad the year  found, and in harmonious alignment the peaks of volcanoes  Reaching up into the clouds.  Skies   are always   blue.   In   the  highlands wheat-grows abundantly, and in the 'great plains below  [nature has provided fodder    for  [thousands upon ..thousands of cat-  Itle. - ���������;.'���������  The Land of the Future  In   the   northern-part   of    the  [country there is a province which  is , one   vast  plain,   covering  an  Larea of more than 14,700 square  miles, traversed by a river which  could easily be made navigable,  and   covered   entirely   with   the  i densest  forest  of mahogany and  | chicle trees and all kinds of precious woods. To  the south of it  lies  Izabal,   with  a  lagoon  that  is  connected with the sea   by  a  broad river. This lagoon, with a  multitude of natural harbors, can  be made into a bay as large and  as safe as that of San Francisco  or of New York. From  there a  j railway could easily be constructed  to tap  an area of those  forests'of precious woods.'The Rio  [Dulce���������the   river by   whieh   the  I lagoon of Izabal empties into the  I Atlantic���������is of wonderful beauty;  placid   and    fantastic    like    the  ���������jdream of- "A Thousand and One  i Nights."  affords, especially toward sunset, has been pronounced by tourists one of the grandest vistas  to be seen anywhere on the  globe.  Antigua  the  Beautiful  Antigua, the former capital of  Guatemala, the site of which was  chosen by the Spanish conquerors  for its natural beauties,'lies at the  foot of the two volcanoes. It is  a paradise of trees and flowers,  .with a glorious climate, neither  hot nor cold, where the northern  tourist .would find whatever his  heart desired and where he could  .escape,the trying summer months  as well as the hard winters of his  native land.  Throughout the country, from  the hot lowlands to the tempered'  highlands and up to the frigid  altitudes, there grows-V a great  variety of fruits, tlie range of  which is hard to realize, even for  Californians. There are oranges,  peaches, apples, apricots, grapes,  ���������strawberries, raspberries, cocoa-  nuts N mangoes s and pineapples,  and many other fruits known under their -picturesque native names, and a hundred more���������all brilliant in coloring and exquisite  in flavor���������which turn'the whole  country into an immense Garden  of Eden.  Gold and Silver Mines  The subsoil contains -precious  metals. There are gold and silver  mines which in colonial times  were a source of great, revenue to  Spain, the mother country, but  which ceased to be worked when  laws were passed enforcing' the  In.the center of the country is! humane treatment of the Indians.  Lake Panajachc, the sile of the who had constituted the principal  equipment' of the mining industry. There are also copper and  lead mines, marble quarries, lignite 'deposils, and, according to  the surveys just completed, petroleum   deposits.   A   number   of  ancient capital of one of the  prehistoric and historic realms  of natives whose towns were built  upon those narrow promontories  that extend far out into the lake.  This lake lies''at the foot' of enor-  Xnous mountains which .surround  it on all sider, suddenly raised,  it would seeni, ; by -'volcanic action; thirteen villages cluster  around it and four majestic volcanoes look down into itsV-watei's.  The   panorama which this   lake  rivers contain alluvial gold, and  placer mining is at present carried  on. " .'  The country, which has-only an  area of 45^000 square miles and  2,200,000 inhabitants, is traversed by 4.0.6 'miles of' railroads, in  cluding a line from ocean to  ocean, and \ by more than 3,000  miles of telegraph lines.  2,000 Public Schools  TherX are some 2,000 public  schools, a university for the  study of the liberal professions,  an academy of aviation and, a  magnificent wireless telegraph  station. The country has ports on  both the Pacific and Atlantic  Oceans. Its native population is  industrious and peaceable and  honest,and its white population  hard working and progressive,  while the society of its cities and  towns and that scattered  throughout the country on the  large estates is distinguished by  European culture and refinement,  as well as by its Latin ideals,  a strong attachment to their native land and an equally strong  faith in the future of this land.   ���������  Many Staple Crops-  Among the principal products  of- this "vyohderful country whose  resources are so prodigious there  are several of fundamental necessity for human existence���������wheat,  which was introduced from Europe,   grows to   perfection, - and  corn, which, according to native  tradition, was first cultivated by  the founders of, that j Maya  civilization;   the most   advanced   in  the   Americas prior to : the   discovery bf    the    continent,    and  which  had its principal  scat  in  the territory of Gautemala, 'from  Copan to   Palenque,   in Chiapas  and Yucatan, covering most   of  the area of the modern Republic  of  Gautemala,  and whose ruins,  found   in   Peten,   Quirigua   and  Chacula, bear: the   stamp   of all  the grandeur  to  which   civilization   had   risen. Other   products  are  sugar  cane,  which  is  cultivated over an area of about "80  square  .miles,   beans, "of:' which  there are;: 1,235,000,000plants, potatoes and   rice.   To ; these" prpV  ducts,   grown on   a   large scale,  there is to be added the banana,  that  delicious   tropical   fruit  of  which   Gautemala   possesses   35,-  000,000   plants,   and,   further, as  products   eminently   peculiar   to  Gautemala.,   with   a  quality   distinctively belonging to that wonderful  country, cocoa, of. universal   fame,   of   which  more  than  18,000.0.00' trees are   now   under  cultivation, and. coffee,-with more  than 300,000,000 trees.  Best  Coffee in the World  SOCIAL SERVICE COUNCIL  APPOINTS COMMITTEES  The regular monthly meeting  of the Social Service Council of  Vancouver was held on Thursday  evening last in the parish hall,  Richards street, the president,  Rev. R. F. Stillman, in the chair.  It was decided to divide the work  of the council into departments,  a committee to be placed in  charge of each department and  to submit a Avritten report to the,  board as least, .everyt- .-'three  months. -'     k- X''X X .-,"'  The departments' are'k&$\ifollows: Legislation j.'ah'd '^la'w en-  forcement;' immigration, employment and relief; housing, health  and sanitation; liquor traffic; recreation and amusement; gambling and social evil; child welfare ; education and literature ;  membership and finance. The selection of a police court and prison committee was referred to  the nominating committee to report on at the next meeting  which will be held on Thursday  evening, February 10th.*  CONSIDERS IRISH  BRILLIANT RACE  For  ERISAS  WOOD & COAL  Phone: Bay view 1075  : Professor Edward A. Ross, of  the University of Wisconsin, in  his "Old World in the New," indulges in the following observations on the Irish characteristics  and their contributions to the social life of the New World.  Along with their courage and  their loyalty, the Irish did not  bring the economic virtues. Charity visitors know that the Irish  are often as openhanded and improvident as the Bedouins. They  are free givers, and no people  are more ready to take into the  family  the orphans  of  their  re-  Too Changeable  First Recruit: "What do you  think of the Major, Bill?'  Second Recruit: "He's a  changeable kind o'bloke. Last  night I says to 'im: Oo goes  there?' And he says: 'Friend!'  An' to-day 'e 'ardly knows me."  Why He Disliked War  Mrs. Kawler���������I'm glad to hear  you say you Avish the war was  oyer/" Bobby. ,It's a very cruel  buluness.  ^jobby^-r- 'Taiii't that. War  mafe&\history, and there's more  of that already than I can ever  learn.���������Boston Transcript. _    ,  &$W4  Handsome as Handsome Does V;        X '' ��������� "l'rA AA.'A Isk'J-'  First Girl���������-So you have^-d^.dl  ed to take French instead of Gert  man. Is that on account of war  prejudice?  Second Girl���������-Oh, no! Our  French professor is much handsomer than our German professor.  x  .   ".    . ���������.''.>���������_ '  Phone Seymour 0086  One Is Apt  at  times  to   oo  forgetful, but  don't forget that'  A Deposit Box  in our SAFETY VAULT will  protect your valuables, documents, heirlooms, etc., from  FIBS  or  BUBOLABY for  one  year  for  $2.50  We cordially invite you ' to  inspect same  DOW  mm������8^Ami  ���������^0Wimym''0^Ak^ ��������������������������������������������������������������� -xx  ,''���������' 1  A   ',*j;  i       it-11.' r  J   ��������� i Vsii  Xj'J  )    _*f  xx  -'3'.-'*y  ' x'X  ���������m ^pmmm  ���������warn  "*X|  f;Xf  m  Easy Enough  There were twin boys in the  Murphy family. At. six months of  age they were as much alike as  two peas. Neighbors often wondered how Mrs. Murphy knew  them apart. One day Mrs. O'-  Flaherty said to her: "Fine  pair of. boys you've got. Mrs.  Murphy; but how do you iver  till thim apart?"  "Faith, and that's easy, Mrs.  O'Flaherty," replied Mrs. Murphy: "I puts my finger in Din-  nis's mouth, and if he bites it's  Moike." '  Try an Atf in the W*tm������b*  Under Entirely ; New .MaQ^r|pb^||^^pg|^  Call'- -will 'meet''a"growing;;XMesi|^^^^|^^^^^^^^|^3  .community Paper,in Moun't -PltMB|HBpP  SouthV Yancouy������V'audV.'o^^ ^  tricts. Phone Fall: 1140 for Bates.'  tt^/MM,  '���������������������������'.������������������������������������-'���������'     ������������������'---. ������������������       , r'iWt^ffiK'  . '     ������������������-������������������-        ; =*<$L$  :" ���������������������������������������������     ������������������-  ��������� ���������'������������������*:���������   ���������--:.-, Vy .. . s&r^  Ai  LAND ACT  Vancouver Land District, District of  Coast, Bange I.  Wanted to Purchase���������Nine or ten-  room house, good lot, between Granville  .and  Heather Streets  and  Eighth  ,  . ��������� rm       t  ��������� i -i    iand   Thirteenth   Avenue."  Some  cash,  %tives.   Ihe   Irish are   near   the|flced to Victoria   property  now   rent[  TAKE NOTICE that Agnes L.  Clark, of Vancouver, occupation,  housekeeper, intends to apply for permission to purchase the following described lands:  Commencing at a post planted sixty  chains north of Northwest corner of  Indian Reserve No. 3, Blunden Harbour, thence 80 chains west, thence  south about 80 chains to shore line,  thenee easterly along shoreline to Indian Reserve, thence north 80 chains  to point of commencement.  Dated July  24th, ^1915.  AGNES   L.  CLARK,  R. O. Clark, Agent.  -'ii  ,x  Phones-North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 2182.  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  x and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B. C.  GautemalaV coffee, has been  awarded at the San Francisco Exposition the appellative of the  "Premier Coffee of the World,'"  while both its cocoa and bananas,  were awarded the Grand Prix.  ���������Svic'lr'ai^tl^  the nature of this country, which  is only distant three -days'  steaming' from New Orleans.  Who will, say after this description, tliat they are not right ,in  claiming that it. not only deserves the name of the "Land of  Eternal Spring,''- which lias been  given it. but, above all. that of  the "Land.of the Future?1'  ow  has  In  M  io e oi tlie  ���������=���������='BRAND-  s  99  'OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  'By ...'.  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy G-oods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  His Gratitude  There is a certain lid le i'el  into'whose.-heart Ins mother  been for some time striving  instill the sentiment of generosity  which, ro her regret.did not appear 1o be naturally present. The  son of a poor family of the neighborhood she -had particularly  commended to her boy's consideration. The other day he came  in  with a beaming face..-'  "You know Tom. that poor  boyX he said eagerly. "Well, f  gived Mm half that box of candy'  you  gived me!" ���������  "You are mamma's own sAveet  little- man!'' the fond mother  approved. "Was   he   grateful;''  "Oh. he 'predated it all  right,'" the little fellow ..'assured  her, "He let me lick him. when  two other kids .could see. an' to-  morroAv he's goin' to come round  by the school and let me lick him  right in front of everybody, for  the other half of the   box X  foot in the list of crime  Loyalty to Family Ties  No immigrant is more loyal to  wife and child than the Irishman. As compared with -their immigrant fathers, the proportion  of laborers' among the sons of  Irishmen is halved,-while th/it of  professional-men and salesmen is  doubled, and that of elerks.-'copy-  i.sts and book-keepers is trebled.  There is no drift into agriculture  or into mercantile .pursuits.  Make Good Executives  So far the strength of. the Irish  has been in personal relations.  They shine in the forum in executive . work, in public guardianship-," and ��������� in public transportation, but not in the more, monotonous  branches  of manufacture.  In the colleges it has been noted  i    _ ���������_  .=-_  "f'Va't -tlie Students  ofXrisHXlbod"  are strong for theology and the  bnv, but show' little taste" for  -medicine, engineering, or technology. No doubt the peaks of  Celtic superiority, are poetry and  ���������eloijueiree. Their gifts of emotion  and: imagination give the Irish  the key to human hearts. The  Irish give us good salesmen and  successful traveling men. Then,  1oo, they knoAV how to manage  people. The. Irish contra'it.or is a  ureal figure in construction work.  The Irish mine "boss" or see-  'ion foreman has the knack of  handling  men.  The Irish are Aveli to tin.1 fore  ia organizing labor and ii! leading athletics. Whatever is in ibe  Irish mind is^ available on the in-  sta.nl. The Irish man rarely attains the'thorough knowledge of  Ihe.'German -physician: but he  makes his mark as a surgeon, because he is <|uiek Io perc������*-ive--and  to decide aa-Jicii the knife discloses a. grave unsuspected condition, As n soldier !u- is better  iii charge than defense, and if  held back he- frets himself to exhaustion. The lodge meeting of a!  delicacy of folding. Tlie AvOrdj  Hibernian benevolent association j  is a revelation of. kindness audi  ���������brilliant' is oftener used for the  Irish than for any other aliens  among.us save  the  HebreAvsX  ing, balance on easy- terms*-Must be  bargain. , Reply Box 10, J. P's  Weekly.  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE   &   GUTHRIE  c Barristers'.and Solicitors  ;   Clive Pringle. N. G.  Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioners  Mr. CliA'o Pringle is a member of the  Bar  of  British   Columbia.  Citizen Building,  Ottawa.  SYNOPSIS   OF   COAL   MINING  REGULATIONS  Premier  Pancake  Flo  ur  Made from CHOICEST  of Wheat Products.  AGREEABLE to any  SENSE.  The ONLY Pancake  Flour MADE in VANCOUVER. *  ASKS YOUR GROCER  Coal mining rights of the Domin-  oii, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan ������and  Alberta, the Yukon Tcrntory, tlie  North-west. Territories -and in a portion of the province of British Col  umbia, may ."be leased for n term of  twenty-one j^ears renewal foi a further term of 21 j'ears at an annual  rental of $1 an (iere. Not iuoic than  .2,;*J60 ���������'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  arc  situated.  In surveyed torritor}' the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  survoyed territory tlie tiaet applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant   himself.  Each application must be aeconipani  ed  by  a  fee  of $5  which   will  be  re  funded   if   the   rights   applied   for  are  not   available,   but   not   other.\isn    A  rojalty   shall   be   paid    on   the   'ivr  ehantable  output  of  the  nunc  ai  the-  ratG^TO^/ive^ccmtsn^cr" ton  The person operating the mine shall'  furnish, the Agent with sworn ip_drnu  accounting for the full qumtity oi  merchantable coal mined and pj> th<*i  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such re  turns phould be furnished at least  once   a   year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-;" Gcorg'e V. assented'to 12th  .Tune.   191-1."   -    ' .  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.  \\r.   \V.  CORY,.  Deputy   Minister   of   the   Interior.  XP..���������Unauthorized publication of  tiiis advertisement will not be paid for.'  ���������S3.-J75.  The Kaiser's villa  in Corfu is to b<  u-ed  bv Serbian   convalescents.  Get our Bates for Advertising Le-  gal Notices. Land Notices, Etc.,  which.s-re required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL icUAmSdL&tafcl^ r  1��������� v^'-U3-i.������.^^������>l^_^-.iji:^4-A*^ ~    f .--.>.������ ~L.r.. ������^>,a>_M,i,ah. TJ!^^|^^^^^^^^^^^^--^^!p^^'1^w^!jy4^WW4^l^^^  THE WESTERN CALL  .SOUTH VANCOUVER  >fcs  Queen  Mary ��������� Review, No. 22  Women's Benefit Association of  the Maeabees will hold a whist  drive in the Oddfellows' Hall,  , 30th and Main streets, on February 2 at 8 p. m.  A Valentine dance by the different reviews of the Women's  Benefit Association of the Maeabees throughout the city will be  held in the new Eagles' Hall on  February Hth; dancing from 9  to 12.  The Maple Leaf Charter, Order  of Eastern Star, held a whist  drive and dance in the Oddfellows' Hall, Thirtieth and Main  Street, on Wednesday evening.  On Wednesday afternoon the  Rev. G. F. C. Caffiin and Mrs.  Caffin, of St. Peter's ehurch,  were " at hoitte'' to members and  friends of the church at their  residence, 178 39th avenue west.  An important meeting of the  Central South Vancouver Red  Cross Society will be held in the  rooms of the society at the corner of Thirty-fifth avenue and  Victoria Drive this (Friday)  evening at 8 o'clock. Speeches  will be delivered by Mrs. Ralph  Smith and Sir Charles Hibbert  Tupper, and "it is expected that  some returned soldiers will be  present to relate their experiences. It is also expected that a  number of solos will be rendered  by soldiers. The object of the  meeting is to arouse interest in  the Red Cross work as more  helpers are required to carry on  the work. x  After bang "tied up" on the  orders of the last council for the  .past five weeks the municipal automobile is again to be put to use.  The   home   of   Mr.   Edward  Jackson, 145 62nd avenue west, a  pretty five-room bungalow, was  considerably damaged by fire on  Monday night, the cause being  an overheated stove. Stations. 3  and 5 were called out and prevented the complete destruction  of the home. The damage -will  be  about $200.  In striking contrast to any of  last' year's council meetings the  business of the municipal council was concluded in such an expeditious manner that the motion  to adjourn was passed before 9.30  o'clock, about two hours earlier  than, any of the meetings under  the last council. There was quite  a large attendance of Jatepayers,  bus no disturbance occurred.  The following recruiting letter was publicly read as requested by the writer at the  council meeting on Tuesday  .evening:, "There are 150 situations vacant and it is desired  by the employer that these situations be filled at once. The  conditions are as follows: Wages,  $110 per day and if married $20,  per month extra. Free board and  lodgings will beu provided,' clothing, doctor 'a and dentist's bills  will be paid and free transportation to Europe and possibly Egypt and Palestine, will be guaranteed. Applicants must not' be  less than five feet two inches in  height and be physically fit. Fur-  Cold Weatfier Poultry Hint*  . Give yonr chickens WA8M CROP mixed with John Bull or Pratt'���������  Egg Producer. Oar special DBY MASK is excellent to keep fowls  healthy. ���������"���������---���������-.-������������������  mtASGEJS 60e per 100 lbs., substitute for green teei.  Shell, Bone, Charcoal, Beef fkvap. We., help to produce Eggs. Keep  these alwaz* before them. ��������� X  V������WONFEpCO.  Mount Pleasant,   Phones:  Pair.  186 and Pair. 878. .,.���������   ".  49th end Fraser.   Phone: Fraser 175.  Joyce St., Collingwood.   Phone:,Collingwood 153.  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON &  .LIMITED  Public Works Contractors  ���������Bead Office, 810.15 Rower BuiWiag  Seymour J836  N.  VANCOUVER  0ANAPA  Dominion Coal Co.  SOUTH WELUNGTpN COAL  DOMINION WOOD YARD  All Kinds of Wood , PlMM: Fair. IBM  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 888  Corner Broadway and Main A. P. McTavish, Prop.  ther information may be obtained at the Conservative Club,  Cedar Cottage; Mr. Lewington's  office, Fraser street, and Forty-  seventh avenue, and at the 121st  Battalion recruiting office, Twenty-Fifth Avenue and Main St.  The letter was' signed by Sergt.  F. Sumpter.  A most enjoyable evening was  spent at the home of ex-Councillor Allen on Friday last, when  the staff of the sewer construction force gathered -to express  their appreciation of Mr. Allen's  work as'chairman of the sewer  board since the inception of that  work. The ex-councillor was the  recipient of a beautiful diamond  stick pin.  In making the presentation on  behalf of the staff, Councillor  Russell showed that despite all  the criticisms to which the chairman of the sewer board' had  been subjected, the general opinion was that his services, /were  much appreciated and that he  deserved the heartiest thanks of  the ratepayers of South Vancouver. Mr.- Allen replied with an  appropriate speech expressing  his appreciation of the thought-  fulness. Among those present  were Mr. Cosmo. Bruce, Engineer Bennet, Engineer Whittaker,  and Messrs. McGibbin, Clark,  Morley and Thompson.  Pte. Palmer, late captain of  No. 5 fire station in South Vancouver, now in Hounslow Camp,  London, writes to Chief Lester,  acknowledging the receipt of  gif ts from his old team mates Von  the force. He : was pleased with  the gift, but especially pleased  to be remembered: He saysTin  part: "We put in a good Christmas, but missed the old home  and friends in Canada���������the best  old land of all. "We are drilling  hard. No pioneer work, but the  hardest kind of Work, with bayonet exercise as a feature. I think  they imagine we are too husky  a bunch to put tyiilding railroads. I can't see the people here  are any ahead of us. And say,  if they think they have anything  on the South Vancouver fire department they ought to forget  it. If London was wooden, like  Vancouver, she'd be burned "up  once a week, They haven 't - got  the; speed. London is full of  wounded, many of them Australians, a fine bunch of boys. The  people here are good to we Canucks. We miss Canada and the  dear ones, but when we remember the cause and the need of  the Empire for men, we are glad  we are in khaki.  Suggesting tfcat the heavy bill  for street lighting might be reduced by having the lights turned out at midnight instead  1 jijn., a commun:cation from  B. M. Toon, secretary of the Cen*;  tra'l Ratepayers' Executive, "waa  read at the meeting of the Fire  and Light Committee on Friday  last., Clerk Springford explained,  however, that the municipality  had a contract with the B. C  Electric Company and he did  not think that a change could be  made at present.  . Councillor James halted the  business of the sewer committee  on Friday afternoon to utter' a  strong protest against the board  of. works and the sewer committee being under one chairman,  Councillor Russell. Coun. James  claimed that he was just as capable as- Coun. Russell of handling the business of either com-?  mittee, and said he felt he had a  real grievance at being appointed chairman of the parks committee, which he declared to be  a "sinecure."  Engineer Bennett reported to  the water committee   on Friday  last that a considerable increase  The guile of a Chinaman was  revealed to the health committee  on Friday when the story of a  teamster's bill to the garbage  department for $5 was told. It  appears that the police had occasion to destroy a horse belonging to a Chinaman who was told  to have the carcase removed to  the incinerator. The Chinaman  contracted with a teamster to  haul the carcase for $3.50, but  on arrival' at the incinerator a  fee for $3.40 was demanded for  the destruction of the animal.  The money-was paid by the teamster, leaving him only 10 cents  lor his hauling contract. The  Chinaman's refusal to pay the fee  caused the teamster to send in a  bill to the municipal garbage department. The health committee,  however,, refused to consider the  claim and left it to the teamster  to screw the amount out of  "John."  Miss  Mabel  Balfour, of East  Collingwood, is able to be about  again after her month's illness.  The 'Collingwood and Central  Park branch of the Red Cross  Society held its annual meeting  at the home of Mrs. Johnston,  Royal Oak, on Thursday afternoon at 3 o'clock. They are arranging for a lecture to be  given on Thursday, February 3,  in Carleton Hall, Collingwood E.  The illustrated subject, "Tropical  Life in Central Africa," is being  given by Mr. Herbert Lister,  FR. G. S.  West Collingwood people will  learn with regret of the sudden  Heath of Mrs. Atkins, wife of  Sergt. W. Atkins, who is at present serving with the troops overseas. Mrs. Atkins died suddenly  :while on a visit to some friends  in New Westminster. The deceas  ed lady was ivery popular in the  Collingwood district and was a  prominent member of the Daugh  ters of the Empire. Her husband  previous to enlisting was employ  ed at the city hall getting out the  assessment roll of Hastings  Townsite.  The death occurred on Sunday  evening of Mr. Robert Barker, of  Collingwood East. He was a native of Lancashire, England, com  ing to the United States in 1881,  and to Vancouver in 1886.  Old-timers remember him as  one of the principal contracting  plasterers in early days, having  done the work on the St. An-  drew's Presbyterian and Congre  gationalchurches  at the  corner  weeks  of Georgia and Richards streets,  and the VB. C. Permanent building, on Pender street.  "He was a staunch Liberal and  took a lively interest in public  questions, having been a school  trustee in South Vancouver for  several terms, and was one of the  original office bearers in the Con  gregational church.   .  He leaves to mourn their loss,  his wife, two sons, Chas. H. Barker, who is now in England, F  L. Barker, of kitsilano, and three  daughters, Mrs. J. D. .Turnbull,  Mount Pleasant, Mrs. H.^W. Har  per, of Cardero street, and Mrs.  Jj. Christie of Cloverdale.  The funeral was held from  Armstrong & Jlotson 's undertaking parlors, Dunlevy avenue, to  Mountain View Cemetery on  Wednesday, afternoon. Rev. Mr  Unsworth officiating. ;  V Round Collingwood there is  profound regret for the death of  Mr. Barker. His conduct as  school trustee was marked by absolute rectitude. His heart was iD  the work,'his interest in all good  movements was keen and his  beautiful garden with tall pop  lars and his home replete with  simple comforts, was an evidence  of his taste and his constant industry. He was 74 years of. age  Friday, January 28,1916.  = CUT FREIGHT RATES  Household Goods packed and shipped.to all parts,of the world at a saving L  you of from 25 per  cent, to 45 per cents, owing to our improved method'[1  packing and superior shipping facilities.   For "Fireproof" Storage, Beftibvtk  in "Car Vans," High Grade Packing, or Shipping at "Cut Bates" see us]  prompt, reliable and courteous service.   -  "WE KNOW-HOW"  Q-\MPBELL$TORACE (bMPANY  Oldest and Largest in Western Canada  Thone Seymour 7360 Offkx 857 Beatty Street  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  G. Murray  Houae Phone: Bay. J137L  Office Phone:  Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture ilanufacturers _  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalaomining  Shop: 106C Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B.C.  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  Perfect in finish.  Made in Canada.  Taylor-Forbes Cq.  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ESTABLISHED 1886  Ceperley  , Rounsefell l& Co. Limited  INVESTM.ENTS and INSUR.ANCE  ', Government, (Municipal and Corporation Bonds (Canadian),  yielding from . 5 per cent. ..to  7 percent.  V        Rents and'Mortgage Interests collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Estates managed under personal supervision.  Insurance���������-Fire, Life, Accident, Marine, Automobile, Em-  ���������'��������� ployers'   Liability.  Molson's Bank Building        * ������5 Hastings St. West  ���������*ttl������K  lUckie Boot. Wnr Wkew Tke Ww Com������ IM  Seems as though you CAN'T wear them out���������they're  made bo solid, so strong. And your feet aro always warm,  dry and feel-so comfortable in them.  1_EC1CI������ BOOTS  are always that way because the manufacturers make them  that way.   They are building up a PERMANENT business  ^irereifl^BrCrand cannot affonHotum^outr'< cheap''-shoddy-  '' sale'' shoes which are made to sell and NOT to wear..  ' AT ALL DEALERS  <<tc^^<^������  1  At the exercises in Mackenzie  school .last -week, Principal  Clark read a short history of  Beethoven and his work. This  was illustrated with selections of  the author's music played, by  Dorothea Bennett, in excellent  style. .  in   the   water consumption had  been noted  during the last two  and his whole life had been one  of earnest endeavor.  Mt. Pleasant  Scottish Concert on Tuesday  One of the best concerts held  for a long time was that given  in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian  school room on Tuesday night,  in commemoration of the anniversary of the birth of Robbie  Burns, Scotland's favorite poet.  The school hall was filled with ,a  most appreciative audience, and  the various numbers were so  thoroughly enjoyed that repeat  orders were demanded. Rev. A.  E.. Mitchell, the popular pastor,  occupied the chair, and injected  some of his original Irish humor  into the proceedings between the  numbers. His efforts to put the  audience in good humour were  certainly most succesful. :The  various items   were as   follows:  Solo, ."There's a Land," Mr.  Fitzgerald; solo, >' The Blue Bells  of Scotland," Miss M. McLennan; solo, "O' aj the Airta,"  Private Hall; reading, selected,  Miss J. M. Robertson; solo, "The  Old Countree," Miss Craigen;  violin selections (Scottish) Mrl A.  F." Lawson; solo,''The Spinning  Wheel," Miss G. Lawrence; song,  "The Wee Hoose 'Mang the Heather," Pte. W. C. Paterson; solo,  "The Auld Scotch Sangs," Miss  Craigen; solo, selected, Mr. Fitzgerald; song, "Sister Susie, Pte.  Paterson; song, "The Hundred  Pipers,'' Miss McLennan; reading, selected, Mr. Wm: Crann;  solo, '' Mary," Pte. Hall; violin  sel ections, Mr. Lawson; solo,  "Angus McDonald," Miss O.  Lawrence. The entertainment  closed with Auld Lang Syne,  and was voted one of the best  heard on the hill for some time.  Much of the. success of the entertainment is due to .the untiring efforts of Miss Robertson,  the new president of the Young  People's Society, under whose  auspices the entertainment was  held.  fl  \\  ..-_X._x

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