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The Western Call 1916-01-07

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 y ���������  It      I      4  "R*������  ,    .'      ''     X      *        f     ���������������       .4-^  ������;��������� X 'x ^U:^-  u.  ^CMkV  Published in the Interests of Greater Vancouver and the Western People  it.i. Kmnmf ���������--  J K. HcIntnaX  Fonaral Dfeactor ���������  T. J. Mciraey ������ Ci.  Fmural  Dtnctots  At yonr aervSee day aad  night.       -������������������-���������  Moderate charsea- ..  808 Broadway W������t*  Tbos*: Pair. 10M  4-T        .   I !  X   J'j    '" '~      '"  '7      j        '/^     -'4.J4-''  xX  )LUMB VII.  VANCOUVEB, BRITISH -COLUMBIA,   .FRIDAY, JANUARY 7, 1916  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 35.  THE COMPULSION BILL  THE IMPERIAL HOUSE on Thursday favor-  the introduction of the Compulsion Bill by  substantial majority. The meas; re seems so  reasonable in th������\ scope of its operation that  pposition to it is difficult to understand. The  Miief opposition seems to come from, the labor  Udy, but that element itself is divided in its  osition. Lord Ktchener, who has steadily  jpposed conscription, favors this measure, and  jhe ought to know what is necessary.  Those leaders of labor who are making trouble in the munition works, the coal mines, and  raising up opposition to the compulsion bill,  are doing their followers a dsservice which may  have serious reactions for the whole labor movement in the future.   It is idle to argue that war  (and   compulsory service   are   going   to enthral.  ('labor.   We are into the war and the war was  |none of our making. The empire's life is at  stake. There is neither time, patience nor reason in arguing with these men to point out  that if they have Qerman rule they will be  worse off than they could be under the worst  of conditions in the British Empire. The time  for tolerance, patience and argument is long  past. There has been too much throughout the  war already. From now on the carping of no  section should be listened to, but the stern business bf the war should be rigorously and relentlessly pursued. Let us win the war and do the  talking afterwards.  THE CALL TO BRITISH COLUMBIA  BRITISH COLUMBIA is called upon to sup-  liply 36,000 more men for active service.' Alii ready this province has contributed over 20,-  IjOOO. It is a big order for a sparsely populated  [province, but we will take off our coats, roll up  tour sleeves and go at it. If we don't produee  |the 36,000 men it will be because; they are not  jjhere.        "  |f British Columbia takes the war as seriously  las any, part of the Empire. "We realize that  rfor British-Columbia the war is ^-roghtjxseri--  [ ous matter. We are a maritime/ province and'  i our material progress is largely along the mari-  ''time. If the allies were defeated British Colombia would be under the domination "of the  Prussian banner of murder, both on land and  fsea.  1 That is one way of looking at the matter.  ���������'Another m that British Columbia is a part of the  British Empire which is fighting for the free-  | dom of civilization from the savagery, brutality  -and bestiality of Prussian militarism.  The avowed object of the Kaiser and his  Prussian warbund is to dominate the world with  force. Everything that we value, personal lib-  |> erty, popular government, the ballot, would all  be subjugated to the same necessities, the same  moral standards which^ order the murder of  children by- zeppelin -bombs,- which torpedo  -passenger ships and kill women and children  wholesale, which ordered the brutal murder of  unselfish an4 herois Edith Cavell, which crucifies prisoners, which has committed every  dastardly crime ever perpetrated by the most  depraved savages.  This is the  thing that must  be  annihilated  [( by this war.     That is what we  are fighting  for. Aaid British Columbia, as part of the British Empire, must, and will, do her share.  If men would take five minutes to seriously  consider what this war means and what it is for  there would be no eligible man left to be recruited in British Columbia. And every man who  [, is a man should carefully study this question  and then searchingly ask himself, what his own  I duty is and why he should not do it.  MUNICIPAL INTELLIGENCE (Not in Canada)  First    Councillor���������"Here's     a     fine looking  street-  Second /Ditto:   "You're   right.   What's the  best thing to do with it?"  "Let's have it dug up for a drain."  "But wouldn't it be proper to pave it first?"  "Of course j I thought you would understand  that. Then, after it is paved and a drain put in,  we'll have it repaved." /  '*.' "All in readiness to be dug up again for the  gas pipe?" I see you understand the principles  of municipal economy. And after we have had it  repaved for the second time, then what ?"  ' * Well, then it will be ready for widening.  There's nothing I admire so much as system in  the care and improvement of our roadways."  DEMOCRACY AND EFFICIENCY  Switzerland's   new   factory   law   fixes   the  fifty-nine hour week as the maximum for labor.  THERE IS NO CITY in the United States  in which the majority of the citizens do not  prefer efficiency to' inefficiency in municipal  government. In none of these cities does a candidate for municipal office ever fail to promise  that in the event of his election he will give���������  among other things���������an efficient administration.  His opponent promises the same thing, and yet  no matter who is elected, it is a notorious fact  that thus far in American cities efficiency has  been most frequently conspicuous by its absence.  Critics from foreign lands and critics at home  have pointed this fact out to us again and again.  In marked contrast to the frequently observed efficiency in most large enterprises and under some of the more autocratic governments,  in our cities efficiency hes seemed hitherto unattainable. Being so generally regarded as essential, this failure has .given some pessimists  an excuse for crying that democracy is a failure.  Our problem as a people is to conserve what  we have acquired in the way of democracy���������  and extend it whenever we can���������and at the same  time develop the technique���������the mechanics of  government along effective lines.���������Bureau of  Research,   Philadelphia.  KINO GEORGE MORE AND MORE POPULAR  KING GEORGE, with his usual" alert interest  in the welfare of his army, has turned over the  big riding school in the royal stables or mews  to the soldiers who arrive in London early in  the -morning at Victoria Station, which is in the  neighborhood of Buckingham Palace. These men  have been compelled to pay exorbitant fares for  taxicabs across the city, as the omnibuses would  not be running, or to take themselves afoot,  carrying their baggage with thein.  Funds gave out before the needs of Victoria  Station became known, and then _ the King  stepped into the breach. He gave orders to the  , Crown Equerry, Sir Charles Fitzwilliam, that  the royal stables were to be utilized wherever  possible, since the men could easily walk the  short distance across to the mews in Buckingham Palace road. The, Y. M. C A. has fitted  up the riding school with cots and there is room  for twenty men to "bunk down" every morning.  Two of the royal brakes have been placed at  their service to convey them across town to  whichever other station they make connection  with, but before leaving the King's establishment they are entertained at breakfast, a canteen having been set up for that purpose.  King George^s popularity among the masses  grows apace, on account of numerous thoughtful  acts like this, and Queen Mary has come in for  ber share of this popularity on account of her  unceasing endeavors to mitigate the lot of the  soldiers/in the- field through various charities. -  Yammering Walter Hepburn is maintaining  his record as a scold. It is as good as a circus  to go to some of his meetings.  ���������   ���������   *  Olives are the longest lived fruit trees, some  in Syria having borne abundant crops for more  than 400 years.  Until Alaska's new railroad is finished, the  dog will be the chief means of carrying luggage  in that country. One dog can carry sixty or  sixty-five pounds.  As an old campaigner, Fighting Joe seems to  be able to put it over the other candidates in  the joint meetings but he won't be able to get  much over with the electors. Running for something is only an annual habit with Joe. Like  the booze "periodical" he simply has to break  out and run for-something every- once in so  often.  YOUNG LADIES WANTED ��������� To  canvas for subscriptions to J. P's.  Weakly. Must have good address and  references. Liberal Commissions. Now is  the time to get to work. Everybody  wants J. P's. Weekly. 203 Kingsway.  Telephone appointment, Fairmont 1140.  A REAL PREPAREDNESS  "GET READY, commence getting ready now,  this is the opportunity of a generation, perhaps  of a century .... this all means not the smallest relaxation of our efforts to win the war and  usher in this happy day of opportunity. If any  man must choose, at any moment, between striking a blow to defeat the enemy and taking a  ' thought for the morrow of peace, by all means  strike the blow and let the thought go, but we  surely have time for both, and if our preparations for peace be intelligent and earnest we  . will in a few years, be better off than we ever  were.  "The chance that is coming will not be repeated. We expect to win this war so completely that it will be the last for generations.  The lines upon which the peaceful development  of the world will proceed will be fixed in the  first few months after the signing of peace, and  we will certainly not get our fair share unless  We have made previous painstaking preparation."  So spoke the Hon. Robert Rogers at the  annual convention of the Manitoba "Good  Roads" Association. The words are worthy  both of the man and the medium through  which the message was given to Canada.  If her public men are big enough to utilize  in the broadest spirit the great opportunities  given by her vast natural resources and geographical situation, Canada will be one of the few  nations able to turn the consequences of this  disastrous war to her advantage. And she  vjrill have every right to do so. She has sent  and is sending her best men, and many of her  best women, to the firing line and her people  have shown a real spirit of financial patriotism,  which must have opened the eyes of onr enemies ind given confidence to our statesmen. But  if Canada is to become the leader in nation  building her citizens would have her, they must  prepare now. This country has the opportunity  of bringing to its broad aires the large, part  ojE tbe British army now serving in Flanders,  ad army composed of men who are trained-for  outdoor work and made up of the best brawn  and brain of the old country���������provided she is  prepared to receive them. Canada certainly  will receive, and without invitation, a large  immigration from the Latin and Slav cuntries  of -Europe and unless we secure a fair proportion of those Anglo-Saxons���������for whom Australia  and New Zealand are making a bid���������we will  soon have a larger foreign population than British. And the problem ^even today is how to  Canadianize our foreign element. In addition  to this new immigration, there will be the problem of securing work for our own returned soldiers (though from replies to our apepal to  the municipalities there is an assurance that  they will be taken care of), as.well as the replacing of the present munition workers. Taking  the-basis of-supply and demand the problem-is  no small one.  It seems to us that it will be the business  of our leaders to create the demand by propagating ways and means for a larger and better cultivation of our lands and by finding  larger markets for our products and manufactures; and to create the machinery by which  this la.ige influx of human beings can be intelligently directed. The day is over for crude  immigration methods���������from which our overcrowded cities are suffering today. It is only  an enlightened determination on the part of its  people that will make Canada the proud country  of progress. Will they rise to the occasion?  We believe they will if our public men will  set the  example.���������Municipal  World.  It is reported the Kaiser has cancer of the  throat and may lose his voice. That would be  a pity because most of. the world would like  to read his last speech which he will make on  the scaffold just before the drop.  X   '������������������' ���������  Henry Ford has proven that the man who  knows only one thing and that thing is money  making, is the biggest kind of fool outside of.  his one particular field. As the office boy says,  "he sure make a sucker play."  *    *   *  About the only thing the Sun can think to  write about nowadays is the departure of Sir  Richard to take up the office of Agent-General.  What a pity we haven't a Liberal government  at Victoria, so that the editor of the Sun might  get that job himself. Then again, it is doubtful if a Liberal government would give it to  him.  THE BOND OF WALTER HEPBURN  ,���������>.  ExAld. Walter Hepburn is peeved-with the  Call. He wants to cancel his advertising- contract for his election card because he cannot *  control through a $15 advertisement, the editorial opinions of this paper. A distinguished  journalist with his long, and expensive experience as manager'of the Sun and the Saturday Sunset ought to know that an advertising  contract is binding regardless of what a newspaper's editorial opinions may be.  Perhaps * Mr. Hepburn really believes that the  advertisers should control the editorial policy  of a paper and if. the policy doesn't suit them  they shouldn't have to pay for their advertising.  That may explain why, out of a -business of  $82,000 done by the Sun during six. months of  Mr. Hepburn's mismanagement, the concern had  to write off $33,000 as bad debts.  That may explain too, why tbe Saturday Sunset died a lingering death under his dyspeptic  ministrations. Any newspaper which allows its  advertisers to run its editorial 'columns must'  sooner or later die or cease to have editorial  opinions, except very colorless ones on subjects  of very remote  general interest.  And ss remarked, a man with an experience  that cost the Sun's shareholders as much as  Mr. Hepburn'8 did, ought to know that. But J  maybe Hepburn is not adapted for the newspaper business and never could learn it. There  are men like that and the more densely ignorant  of the business they are, the more anxious they  seem to be to get into it and when they have  got into it the stronger do they become in their  own conceit.' *��������� *   - ' '       :  *- There is another phase of Mr. Hepburn's re-  pudiation of his contract! It shows a lamentable  lack  of business morality and respect for his,  own signed obligation.' What can be said ot ''a^  man seeking public office who thus deliberately  repudiates his signature f He does not show that  respect for a contract which we.shonld expect'in  a man seeking to be mayor of Vancouver. Like  the German ambassador he regards a contract as  ��������� a ' mere scrap * of paper;' He '"goes*" about "townv  bragging how he broke tbe contract of. the late  editor of the Sun in order to save his salary.  Now he wants to repudiate his signed contract  with the Call.  However, this is one contract that Mr. Hepburn will not break and the Call management  will see that he carries out his undertaking in-  that contract. ������������������  There is one very serious reason why Aid.  Hepburn should not be elected mayor and that,  is his tendency to mix the various funds or to'  divert funds from the authorized legal purpose'  for which they were voted.- This was the constant-  practice while Mr. Hepburn was chairman of the  finance committee. Under his direction over a  million dollars has been diverted from . funds  voted by bylaw. Such a practice can only lead  to" gross "irregularities,,"is one' Itself,-and"even"  ^to downright misappropriation and dishonesty.  The practice is dangerous and illegal and might  lead to all kinds of legal complications. A glar-  ing example of this diversion of funds was his  appropriating the funds voted by the public for  the building of a morgue to cover the deficits  caused by his  botchery of the police court.  Diversion of funds from their original purpose  has led to the penetentiary in many cases. and  properly so because once a sum of money is  taken from its original account public control  of it is lost and the public official who does  it can do practically as he pleases with it.  Diversion of funds seems to be a diversion  with Mr. Hepburn. He diverted .$2.5,000 of the  funds of the Sun from their original purpose  when he was instructed to pay certain notes  with the money and failed to do so, with the  result that they have never been paid and the  endorsors are still liable for them. Mr. Hepburn  outside of being a yammering old granny is  not the sort of man to be entrusted with the  city's business. His public record warrants no  confidence in him whatever.  The play he is now making for the working-  man's vote won't fool anybody who has lived  a few years in Vancouver and had his eyes open.  There never was a more bitter enemy of. the  workingman in public office than Aid. Hepburn.  He has steadily and on every occasion possible,  sought to grind down the workingman. Nothing  gives him greater pleasure than to reduce the  pay of men working for a living. When several  hundred men were. working for a bed and two  meals a day for the city last winter Aid. Hepburn gloatingly exclaimed, "now the city is  getting value for its money." His interest in the  workingmen is pure hypocrisy or to use his  own favorite expression, pure humbug.  -.-iAr Pj������?XX  w������*y  Wi '  Friday, January 7, 1916.J  ROUSING   RECRUITING  MEETING  What was perhaps the most  rousing recruiting meeting held  in this city since the outbreak  of hostilities in Europe eighteen  months ago was held last Tuesday evening in the Empress Theatre under the auspices of the  llth Battalion Irish Fusiliers,  -121st Battalion Western Irish,  and the Irish Association.  Enthusiasm was the dominant  note throughout, and if the reception accorded every speaker  can be taken as a criterion, then  there will be no dearth of recruits forthcoming to fill up the  ranks of the Western Irish. There  could be no mistaking thewhole-  heartedness of the applause  wbich greeted each and every  patriotic address.  The main point which was driven home to the audience was  the fact that in this time of stress  the Empire in its struggle for  freedom and right, needed the  assistance of every man.  Hon. Chas. E. Tisdall, Minister  of Public Works, who presided  over the gathering, explained the  reason for the demonstration in  his opening remarks. The other  speakers of the evening were  Messrs. H. H. Stevens, M. P.,  Mr. Justice Murphy, Rev.  Father O'Boyle, Prof. E. Odium,  Mi*. J. W. deB. Farris, Mr.  M.XL Crehan, and Sergt. Staf  ford, who has recently returned  from the front. Recitations were  given by Miss Edna May Crehan  and A. D. Taylor, K. C. while  the musical end of the program  was ably looked after by Mrs.  W. A. Given, Mr. W. M. Moore  and Lieut. R. Cullen. Bayonet  and signal exercises were given  by members of the 121st Western  Irish during the evening.  In his opening remarks Hon.  C. E. Tisdall spoke in glowing  terms of the records of Irish  regiments now serving at the  front. The record established by  the Irish Guards, Dublin Fusiliers, Connaught Rangers and  Inniskillen Fusiliers, he felt certain would be emulated by the  Western Irish which unit was  not in the process of formation.  The Irish regiments had always  shown the sterling quality under  fire and in scores of instances  contributed feats which today  are among the brightest in the  history of the nation. He declared that the Dominion Government was doing all in its  power to look after the wants  of the men now fighting for the  Motherland and he expressed  the opinion that ere long the Hun  forces would be driven back and  a glorious peace would follow.  Mr. H. H. Stevens, M. P., declared that it was just17 months,  almost to the day^ since Canada's  premier had flashed the mesage  across to the Imperial Parliament that Canada and her sons  CIVIC ELECTIONS  WARD 5  Your   Vote   and   Influence  Respectfully Solicited  for ���������"'-":.  C, N. JAMES  FOH AJ-PERMAN  Pbone Fairmont 546  TRUST COMPANY CHARGES  Charges for Trust Company service are usually tbe same as would  be allowed for similar service by an individual. Tbey are never  more. Trust Company service excels tbat rendered by individuals,  not in expense, but in effectiveness.  North West Trust Company, limited  tt  E. B. MORGAN, PRESIDENT  509 RIO&ARDS STREET-  PBONE, BET. 7467  ft  Cjieap Metric Power  For Manufacturing  The experience of manufacturers who bave adopted the  electric drive proves that it means maximum results at  minimum cost. We furnish power to the customer for 24  hours a day; 'A65 days in the year.  Business sagacity demands the use of electric power  because it it more efficient, it is cleaner, it is more convenient, and it is not only economical in itself, but affords  unexcelled opportunities for the practice of economy in  operation.  CARRALL AND HASTINGS STS.  Pbone Sey. 5000 ii38~Gra_;ville St., near Davie  " Pride qffhe West"  BRAND  OVERALLS. SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  stood back of the Motherland.  He declared that Premier Borden knew the wish of the Canadian people rightly at that time,  and only a few days ago he  promised an additional 250,000  men for fighting overseas which  will bring the total Canadian  strength up to a half million.  While the twenty odd additional  divisions would be a heavy burden, he felt certain that Canada's  sons would respond nobly to the  call. Mr. Stevens declared that  Britain was now in a position,  after 17 months of war, to know  exactly what such a war entails.  The land forces of the Hun have  been felt out while her sea power  had been demolished, and now  the day of reckoning was close  at hand. Neither Great Britain  nor Canada knew that the Hun,  when he declared war, had deteriorated to the state of the savage 300 years ago. In fact, declared Mr. Stevens, the savage  of that period was superior to  the Hun of today, for the savage  invariably gave his victims a  chance, something the Hun has  thus far failed to do. He has  made war upon women and  children, but this brutal behavior has strengthened Great.  Britain i nher determination to  break the power which������ allows  such despicable deeds to be recorded against it. Yet in the face  of this evidence of brutality,  some people were praying for  peace.  "We want no peace," declared  Mr. Stevens, "until the rights  of innocent and harmless people  are adjusted and our duty to  humanity is discharged. It is  for this that we are calling upon  the young men of Canada. It was  only on1 December 7 last that permission to raise the Western  Irish Battalion was received, but  since that time 800 men have  come forward. More men are  needed to bring this regiment up  to fighting strength, and I ask  every young man in Vancouver  who is free from responsibilities  and home ties, to come forward  ahd join the Western Irish. You  owe it to your country."  Mr. Justice Murphy thought  that if he was addressing a real  Irish meeting ,all that would be  necessary as a recruiting speech  would be to mention the fact  that there was a war being  fought. He was under the impression that this would be sufficient  for all to want to be,in the thick  of it. X    .  "The war," continued the  speaker, "was conceived in iniquity and born in sin. The secret  instructions ^ sent^outXn -a -- cold  blooded manner by Germany,  months before the war was declared, proved that it was conceived in iniquity, while the first  act of Germany after war was  declared was the invasion of Belgium, proving that it was born in  sin."  The speaker referred to the  murder of Miss Cavell in touching manner and declared that it  would for ever stand as a black  spot against Germany.  Rev. Father O'Boyle said he  could not understand how a: man  with a drop of Celtic blood in his  veins could be indifferent to the  awful struggle taking place in  Europe, a struggle in, which  freedom is in the balance. He  thanked God that through the  sacrifices which had been made  on the battle field a swdetening  of. the relations between Ireland  and England had resulted. He  could not understand Canadians  being indifferent as to the -war.  He had heard arguments advanced that when Canada was invaded by a hostile foe would be  plenty of time for Canadians to  take an active part. Canada, argued the Rev. Father, would have  been invaded long ago had it not  been for the first line of defence  Canada had in the British navy.  Sergt. Stafford recited his experiences from the time he left  with the first contingent until  the  time  he was  wounded   and  We give you best value in Groceries, Teas ahd Coffees. Our Ceylon Tea at 35c, or 3 lbs, $1.00,  and special Coffee, at 35c, or 3  lbs. for $1.00, are extra values.  Cassidy's Grocery  2152 Main.   Cor.   6th  invalided home. He urged all  young men, physically fit for  service to join the colors, for the  need of young bright men, was  an urgent one.  Scores of recruits took advantage of the invitation to join the  Western Irish and came forward  to be examined and enrolled after the  meeting.  RESTRICTED HOURS  FOR SOLDIERS  Instructions not to sell liquor  to soldiers in uniform between  the hours of 9.30 p.m. and 12  o 'clock, noon, of the day following will be given hotehnen and  liquor dealers following a meeting of the License Commissioners  on Wednesday last. A letter was  received by the board from the  militia department referring to  the recent order from the District Officer Commanding, naming hotels and liquor stores as  out of bounds for officers and  men between the above mentioned hours.  Mr. James Reid, the license inspector, was instructed to notify  all hotels and liquor stores that  the board expected them to aid  the military authorities in the  matter.  BANTAM BATTALION  FOR VANCOUVER  The 143rd Battalion. B. C. Ban  tarns will be stationed in this city  after all, despite the announcement made last week that the  battalion would be recruited in  Victoria. Hardly had the an  nouncement been published that  the Bantans would train at Victo  ria, than it was reported from  the Militia department at Ottawa that the Battalion was ordered for Vancouver.  During the week Mr. H. H.  Stevens, M. P., telegraphed to  Ottawa on the subject, following  an interview with Mr. H. S. Rol-  ston, of the Vancouver Exhibition Association. Mr. RolstOn  had little difficulty in showing  Mr. Stevens that there was plenty of room at Hastings Park for  one more unit.  One of the chief reasons the  city bases its claim to the Bantam Battalion is that it will contribute a large proportion of the  recruits.-I.ocal-merchants are adverse to the idea of contributing to the Capital city's payroll,  to the neglect of its own, although this city is already doing so. Recruiting officers of several battalions stationed at Victoria have been in Vancouver for  some time and they have secured  a large number of recruits. It is  said that the battalions now at  Victoria are almost as representative of the Mainland as of. the  Island.  Sir Richard Goes to London.  Sir Richard McBride has gone  to London to take over the office  of Agent-General. British Columbia may well be congratulated  that she has for her representative her own distinguished son.  Premier McBride will make an  ideal agent general for he coin-  bines with his intimate knowledge of. the. province and its  needs a personality that will enhance his office and create a  fine impression for British Columbia in quarters where a good  impression will do the most good.  No public man" in British Columbia has held a warmer place  in the affections of his people  than has Sir Richard,; and his  career will be followed with interest by hundreds of old friends,  many of whom have known him  from boyhood. That he will do  his province proud may be taken  for granted.  1916 Mayoralty Campaign  ALDERMAN  THOMAS  KIRKPATR1CK  solicits the influence and votes of the Electors of Vancouver for the office of (  MAYOR FOR 1916  Alderman Kirkpatrick will .base his campaign for the  Mayoralty on his full knowledge of civic affairs, as gained  through six years of service on the City Council, and his  well-known policy of retrenchment in civic expenditures.  Central Headquarters: 597 Hastings West  Phones: Seymour 29 and 4955  CAMPAIGN MEETINGS:  Friday Night���������Cambridge Hall,. Ward III.  Monday Night: Seventh and Granville.  Phone Seymour 8171  STOREY & CAMPBELL  518-520 BEATTY ST.  VANCOUVER, B.C.  MANUFACTURERS OF  Light and Heavy Harness, Mexican  Saddles, Closed Uppers, Leggings, etc.  A large stock of Trunks and  Valises always  on hand.  BUGGIES,  WAGONS,  Etc.  Leather of all kinds.    Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  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Limited  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NEW WESTMINSTER,  NANAIMO Friday^anuar^7XL916.  THE CAPTAIN  rHIS New Year's Day and its  gifts remind me of an episode  which occurred during the siege,  ly part in it is one of which I can  Wast with some pride.  Let the reader be reassured. I am  lot going to take him to the ramparts,  aor to the outposts, but merely to  [���������revise street, to the house of my old  friend, Dutailly, a rich manufacturer  bf chemical products, the husband of  in excellent wife and father of a  charming daughter, a clever tradesman, a good patriot, somewhat foolish  lover politics; for the rest the best man  fin   the   world.  Surprised by the investment of Paris  lat the very moment that he was fastening up his trunks preparatory to a  | journey, he consoled himself with the  thought that the town would not be  occupied a week. Better advised, Madame Dutailly busied herself right at  the first with victualling the dwelling,  in which she got together such an  abundance of provisions that, had  the siege lasted three months longer,  the Dutaillys would never have known  want. Then she completed her work by  installing a cow-house in her little  garden, a long hen-house and even a  pig-sty which three month later was  worth its weight in gold.  V As early as the mouth of October  we blessed her;���������I first, whose place  was laid at the Dutailly's table every  Thursday and Sunday evening and  who found there sufficient to compensate me for the privations of the  week. How could one help going into  ecstasies, in those days of poverty,  at the sight of an omelet fried, with  bacon, pr a piece of^Gruyere cheese,  washed down by excellent wines which  were in no way related to the chemical products of the house f  I  was  not the  only  guest  favored  with a seat at that hospitable table.  One other had his place laid beside  mine, oung Anatole Brichaut. chief  clerk of the manufactory, and Dutailly's future partner and son-in-law.  That worthy young man, melancholy,  puny, somewhat timid, was violently  in love with the master's daughter,  Mademoiselle Gertrude, who did not  seem indifferent to that love. Without  a word having been exchanged Bir-  chaut's candidature was regarded favorably enough by the Dutailly's to  make the union of the two young  people, a matter tacitly agreed upon.  Unfortunately the war delayed the  event, Brichaut, corporal in the militia  of the Seine, and quartered at Saint-  Denis, performed bis duty as soldier  in a conscientious manner, as he did  everything, but without enthusiasm  be it said, and cursed that endless  siege which delayed his happiness, and  whose operations he criticized gently,  after his manner, but without bitterness.  These criticisms did not fail to stir  up Dutailly, who was a fanatic of the  type of General Trochu. Still more serious: "Le Temps" was publishing at  that time a series of articles, in which  the author re-organized the military  operations in the provinces to suit his  riotous imagination. Dutailly took these  reveries seriously. He marked off his  map with little flag-pins to indicate  the points defined by the strategist of  the -Times, anxiously following these  imaginary marches and countermarches  and from time to time predicting decisive victories. Brichaut>.incredulous,  ventured a timid objection. Dutailly  waxed eloquent, was carried away; I  intervened in time to calm the debate; but the patron, at the bottom of  his ���������; heart, was not consoled for all  those battles which his clerk prevent-  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  =NEVERAGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  LOTS  Fourth Avenue ' Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St., formerly  held at $4,500,  for $1,600, on terms.  Kitsilano���������Two  33 ft.  lots, cleared,  on llth  Avenue, for  merly held at $1,200 each, for  $350  each.  Strathcona Heights���������50 ft.'lot, magnificent view, on 25th  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������Fine high lot, near 17th Avenue and Laurel St.,  assessed  at  $300,  for $90.00. X  point Grey���������33 ft. lot on the hill near 22nd and Dunbar  St., a great  buy at   $350.  Fairview���������."30 ft. lot on llth Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300.   Sell for $900.  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th Ave. near Highbury Street, on  top of the hill, for . $300.  Point Grey���������70 by 122 ft. on 21st Ave., near Crown St.,  for $300.  South Vancouver���������A few Lots on 66th and 67th Avenue  for $70.00   each.  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner River Ave. and Gilley  Avenue on the hill, fine view, southern exposure, for  $225.00.   ^  ^:<������^~~^-^-~,������~**~JiOWem^  Burnaby���������2.35 acres tin Rumble Road, on the sunny southern slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150. On terms;1  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. B.  R. near Jubilee Station. A grand property with a  great future, improved. $35,000 was one time refused  for this same property. Can be bought today for  $6,500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres of the very best soil, 21-2 miles  north of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing. Owner paid over $500 per acre as a subdi  vision proposition. Sell to-day for $100 per acre on  terms.  Burnaby���������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.  Fairview���������-Quebec St., 5 room modern cottage, fireplace,  built in buffet, pannelled walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.  Kitsilano���������6-room modern house on lot 66 by 132 feet, with  fireplace, hardwood floors, furnace, bath and toilet separate,  former value was  $6,000.    Sell  for $3,150.  Fairview���������8 rooms, hardwood floors, hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot 50 ft. by 120, on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.   Owner paid $9,000. Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace/full 50 ft. lot, on 10th Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 71-2 per cent,  mortgage.  Fairview���������8   rooms   and   one   on   the   3rd floor, hot water  heat, garage, nice grounds, on  llth Ave., hear Yukon  *     Street.   Formerly held at $10,000. Sell now for $6,000  on terms.  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St. West Phone Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  ed him from winning.  The presence of a new guest resulted  in a greater complication of the situation. I was surprised one evening, on  arriving late, to see my place at the  right of Madame Dutailly ocupied by  an unknown personage, high-colored,  broad-shouldered, noisy and boasting.  He wore a captain's decorations on a  fanciful uniform chosen from the cast-  off clothes of some theatre, and he had  on his feet enormous boots in which  it was impossible not to recognize a  hero.  Mr. Robillard, said Dutailly to me,  in introducing us���������Captain of the  "Enfants perdus   de   Courbe-voie." "  I had no sooner despatched my soup  than I was victimized by Robillard.  The exploits of that jolly fellow consisted in dismantling the deserted  houses in the outskirts of such furniture as might attract the cupidity of  the enemy, and in putting them in a  safe place unknown to their proprietors. I wondered wearily how this  Mandarin with the big jawbones came  to be invited this evening to eat our  share of the Gruyere cheese; Madame  Dutailly explained the matter to me,  not without emotion. At the close  of the day she had had a rather  dangerous fall on the Poissonniere  boulevard, which was very slippery.  Robillard, who happened to pass by,  had carried her to the nearest apothecary's shop, and at last he brought her  home, slightly bruised'and a little bit  stunned. Out of gratitude she could  not do less than invite her rescuer  to dinner. This explanation resasur-  ed me. I hoped to be rid of the herb  after this.  The rascal was no fool. He gave  himself out as interested in a great  coal-mining business which necessitated his travelling all over Europe,  and he recounted humorous anecdotes  of his journeys. The war had, he  said, brought him back to Paris,  whose safety reclaimed his , presence.  As to his prowesses in the suburbs, as  the head of the: Enfants perdus, one  might well guess that they surpassed  all belief. "The enemy was harassed  to a finish; they could do no more!  With five thousand fine fellows .like  his, the gap was made, etc., etc., "Madame Dutailly listened to these enormities with complaisance. Dutailly resisted but feebly his desire to give  credit to them. Gertrude alone was  quite indifferent. As to the poor little  clerk, paler than ever this evening,  and more .lost in his oil-skin, which  was- too big for him, afflicted, besides  with a most mortifying cold in the  head, he seemed crushed by the neighborhood of this great fellow, who  spared him neither painful allusions  nor bantering winks nor unpleasant  comparisons.  I invented an excuse for leaving  the place, after coffee had been served,  bored by the bragging of this Gascon  to whom I thought I was saying good  bye forever���������in which I was badly  mistaken. For, the following Sunday,  I found him in the same place; then  the next Thursday. And finally his  place  was laid at every meal.  The Dutailly household was bewitched. Robillard had won Madame Dutailly over by his cheerful disposition  and that gallantry almost tender to  which no woman of that age is indifferent, and papa Dutailly by the interest which he seemed 'to take in the  military operations of the "Temps"  and in the re-arranging of the little  flag-pins on the map. Anatole, with  a worse cold than ever, was manifestly  losing, at every meal, all the ground  won from him by this swaggerer.  The disrepute into which he had  fallen was ' particularly apparentafter  the Bourget encounter in which the  poor fellow had bravely performed  his duty"luid~fTOm~which~he"ffad"rer  turned to us. wounded in the forearm.  He related the story of the engagement to us and told of the death of  Baroche, killed beside him, and described the surrender, the retreat and  all the sad end of a heroic fight, in a  tone of despondency so pitiful that  little was wanting to make the captain call him a deserter and a coward.  If he did not do so it was only out  of respect to the heads of the house;  but he made that plainly understood.  With what a noble indignation he demonstrated how if the "Enfants perdus" had been there the affair would  have taken quite another turn. Thereupon, warming up, he sketched for us  a plan of attack up the heights of  Montmorency," to Cormeilles, by way  of the Oise, marching upon Rouen,  then making a triumphal entry at  Havre, which stirred Dutailly to the  pitch of enthusiasm. That, whilst poor  humiliated Anatole was suffering severely with his still bleeding wound  to which no one except Gertrude and  I paid any attention.  The next day he was feverish, remained in bed, and for some weeks he  was absent from our meals. The captain lost no time in asserting his  pretentions to the hand of Mademoiselle Gertrude, and the attiude of the  parents was not such as to discourage  hint The day on which Anatole returned to us, convalescent and thinner than ever, it seemed to me that  Mademoiselle Gertrude's eyps-were red  and that during the day there had  been a skirmish between her and her  mother, who was more infatuated than  ever with her Robillard. I felt that  it was time to intervene on behalf of  these poor children. That happened to  be the last Sunday of the year, and  as we naturally talked of New Year's  Day it was decided that we would  hold   a   family festival.  '' ���������Zounds, dear Ma dam e Dutially,''  exclaimed the captain, "I must give  you a surprise by way of a New  Year's gift."  .    3    - '-xX\X/r,u*-1  ���������')  -.' <v .  J.-'i, K. >  I      **      .  -"^     ' 1   ,,���������  That gave me an idea for mine.  On New Year's Day Dutially received us with open arms and radiant  countenance. The strategist of the  "Temp" had just utterly routed  Prince Charles in the neighborhood of  Evreux, after having drawn him there  by a feigned retreat, which was one  of the finest feats of arms of modern times. Dutailly offered us -these  good news as our New Year's gift.  As for Anotole, he brought a rabbit  which he had caught with the bowstring in the devastated isle of Saint  Denis; a tame rabbit, be it understood,  which had returned to ita wild condition. As for the captain, he presented  Madame Duaailly with a big bag of  candied chestnuts in a German helmet-  piece.  "Dear Madam," said he, smiling,  "it only depended on me to present to  you in this helmet the head of its  owner.''  "What!" she exclaimed, overcome  with admiration, you have killed  him?    "  "In order to offer you this box of  bonbons, lovely lady, which is not, I  venture to say, within everyone's  reach.''  I will pass on to you the account of  tbat adventure, and you will be right  in thinking that the rogue was lavish  in his use of detail. Crouching behind a cask he had waited for, surprised and knocked down tbe wearer  of the helmet,, a stray sentinel, and,  in a hand-to-hand struggle, had strangled him (rather than take the chance  of attracting the attention of the  enemy by using his revolver!" *.' ���������  Oh! what a pitiful contrast did the  tame rabbit, strangled too, make beside this glorious trophy!. '  "As for me," said I, "I. cannot pre  tend to emulate such a brave man as  the captain; but I, too, have my little surprise. Only it has not yet arrived, and if you will accept my  pledge for it, we will dine without  waiting for it."     l "���������  We sat down and the meal was a  very merry one. They had killed a  pig for the event, and the black pudding was a great success.  We were having coffee and lighting  our cigars, when a servant announced  that an artilleryman had just left my,  present in the drawing-room.  We went to the' drawing-room where  the article was indeed ** placed on a  table, wrapped in glazed paper and encircled with a blue riband.  "Whatever can it bet" said Madame Dutailly.  "Don't examine it, dear madam, it  is a  shell."  "A shell,"  "Dutailly has.several times expressed to me his desire for a shell, ft real  one, which might be serviceable, and,  at my request, my friend Roland, a  battery commandant, Bent me this one  which comes from the plateau of  Avron, where it failed to burst when  it fell.'  While speaking, I untied the blue  riband and tore off, the paper and the  shell appeared, black, sinister, threatening.  "My faith," said Dutailly, "you  delight me. I will have a time-piece  made of it for my study."  '' But;'' objected Madame Dutailly,  looking uneasy, "it has not burstt"  "Oh! be reassured, it is a foregone  conclusion that Roland would only  send me one which is dismantled and  empty!���������Besides, here is his letter of  advice!"  I opened a letter which was pasted  on the side of the shell, and was  preparing to read it aloud; but at the  first line my face must have expressed  surprise, then uneasiness, for everybody exclaimed:  "What is the matterl"  ---W Goodness ~^*^it- is -A-Jt-Listen JUL  And   I   read:  "Dear Friend,���������Here is the shell  requested by you. Only it was impossible to find here an artilleryman  who knew how to dismantle it. Have  it taken to the gunsmith in the Opera  Square, who is skilful at this kind of  work. And, above all, use the greatest precaution. Be careful of the  least clash or friction, for only the  the thickness of a sheet of paper is  necessary to make the  shell  burst."  I was interrupted by cries of  fright.  "Do take that thing away," cried  Madame Dutailly. It is terrible!  That  shell  in  my drawing-room!"  "Goodness!" said I, stretching out  my hand."  "Don't touch it!"  "Be calm! Be reassured! The gunner who brought it will take it away  again."  "But, sir," said the servant, trembling on the threshold of the door,  the gunner   has   gone."  Fresh  exclamations!  "Then," said I, "it is for me to  take   it!"  "I forbid you to do it!" exclaimed Dutailly sharply. You haven't the  strength to carry that as far as the  Opera Square at a stretch. You would  only let it fall on the way, on the  staircase, in the anteroom!"  Madame Dutailly held  fast to  me.  "No! not you! * * it is too dangerous!   *   * Not you!"  "That," added Dutailly, "is the  work of a soldier, of a stalwart soldier!   Happily   the   captain   is here."  "I?" said the captain.  "Why! Yes, my dear, you are as  strong as a Turk, and formed for  such deveds. You play with bullets and  shells as a schoolboy plays with his  marbles and  footballs.  "Pardon * * pardon," objected  the captain, growing slightly pale,  "that thing is a shell * * Heavens!  * * Couldn 't you wait until to-morrow  and have it taken away?''  Use the  Telephone  This is the kind of weather when the  telephone is invaluable. It is of utmost service at all times, but when you  do not want to go out, you can reach  anywhere with the aid of the instrument on the wall.  Your telephone can be used to talk  to Vancouver Island, to Kootenay  towns, or down the coast. There is  no such a thing as distance with the  long distance telephone.  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited  J  X  Vancouver .Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   .MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  >'- ���������  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. 0.  J. P. McNeill  MAYORAl-TY CANPIPATP  Solicits your vote  and influence.  ^fe������X  TAjmh,;J\  !?m',.���������*'���������'>���������-'  -;X"v, X'  ��������� ;*��������� i- *x  But Madame Dutailly exclaimed  again: "To-morrow? I would not close  an eye all night. Bather than that I  will get a room at the hotel."  Here Anatole spoke in his turn,  with  great  calmness:  <' Stay at home, Madame; I will  take away the shell"  Dutailly stopped him.  "You are mad, my dear, sir! Convalescent, and with your sore arm!  Do you want to blow up the house?"  "Indeed," I said, "that is not any  work  for an invalid."  "But it is for the captain," said  Dutailly again. "He is the only one  whom I can trust with it. Come, Captain, quickly. Remove that monster  and free us from this nightmare."  The captain, at that moment, was  suffering badly, it was evident. But  he was not the man to be disconcerted   over   such   a little thing.  "Assuredly," said he, smiling,  that comes back to me by rights. I  was about to say, when you interrupted me just now, that the removal of  that object by a pedestrian is too  dangerous. The' ground is slippery  andone false step will suffice to kill  ten people in the street. To convey  it  in  a  carriage  is only  reasonable.''  "What," replied Dutailly, "a carriage at this time? They are almost  all requisitioned for ambulance service."  "Good," said the captain. "General Sehmitz, who put me down at  your house, is dining at Brebant's,  and his carriage is waiting for him at  the restaurant door. I will ask him  to lend it to me. He is one of my  friends. It is as good as done. Time  to buckle on my sword-belt and to go  up there. That will take ten minutes,  and fifteen at  the  most."  "Go quickly," said Madame Dutailly. I will not live during that  time."  "I will run there, dear Madame."  So  saying, the  captain  took his  mili  tary cap, his cloak and set out.  And 'judging by the manner in  which he tumbled down the stairway,  it was evident that he was hurrying.  I returned to ��������� the drawing-room,  where consternation reigned. Madame  Dutailly swayed between a wish to  flee and a desire to keep watch over  the shell. Without seeming to I watched the street lighted up by the moon.  "It would have been such a simple  matter to let me take it," murmured  Anatole.  "Come, be silent!" answered Dutailly, somewhat surprised at the calm  courage of this lad. The captain can do  it much better.  "Provided," groaned Madame Dutailly, "that iic doesn't keep us waiting too long!"  "You may count on it that he will  be a - long time, dear lady," said I,  gaily,   for he will   not return."  '' He   will  not   return ?" V  "Assuredly not. To go to BrebanT's  his way lay across the street to the  right, and he has just gone away by  the left and somewhat quickly, too."  "Bless me! What does that mean?'  "That means, my friends, that your  Captain is an intriguer, and I am rejoiced at having taken to pieces the  batteries of that braggart under cover of this snare."  And taking a photograph album, I  struck a violent blow at the head of  the  shell,  whieh burst   into   a  million  pieces  of chocolate!    It was made  of chocolate! and scattered over the  carpet was a whole case-shot of comfits, of burnt-almonds and of pistachio  ���������nuts!  A   burst   of  laughter greeted   this  explosion   and I   might   say   this  de-..  noument.  For three months later Anatole married Gertrude.  And we heard no more  of the  captain. '..���������-..  (Translated from the French of Vic-  torien   Sard on, in  La   Lecture,   1889.) ���������sir  ^;������XXp  lb  THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, January 7. 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY'  BY THE  McCONNELS, PUBLISHERS,   LIMITED  (Incorporation Being Applied For)  BEAD OFFICE:  203 KINGSWAY, VANCOUVER, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140.  SUBSCRIPTION:  One Dollar a Year in Advance.  $1.50 Outside Canada.  EFFECTIVE CITY GOVERNMENT  IT MATTERS very little who of the various  candidates for aldermen are elected, no great  improvement in the city's management can be  expected. We are wprking under an obsolete  form of municipal government, a form so debilitating that even those who are elected cannot  come to any conclusion regarding its improvement. This was made clear by the lack of action of the members of the outgoing board.'  After several attempts to decide whether they  would have a board of control or reduce the  council or elect at large, they finally swallowed themselves and reduced the number of members.  In newer countries like British Columbia  there are relatively few persons with leisure,  and many who will serve on the city council  Jare unable* to give it the time it requires,  hence the reason for the election of controllers  or the appointment of commissioners. The councillors and aldermen should constitute the legislative body, and the work of administration  should devolve upon the permanent executive  officials���������city commissioners. These commissioners yould be men of experience in civic affairs.  Each province would create a local government  board, whch would have control over all capital  expenditures. The city commissioners would be  approved by the Board, after holding a public  local enquiry. The local government board  would be an independent body in each province,  Responsible only to the legislature. They would  be appointed for a certain term. No new loans  would be authorized by the board without holding public local enquiries, at which evidence for  and against would be submitted. No work executed out of capital would be undertaken until  tbe scheme and loan had been duly sanctioned.  The city books would be audited by this board,  and unauthorized capital expenditure would be  disallowed. When a petition had been presented  i*y the board, with regard to questions of maladministration or misapplication, of funds, Jt  would be incumbent on the board to hold publi������  local enquiries, at which evidence on oath would  be presented, and after mature consideration of  the evidence by the board, a report would be  sent to the city council. It will be observed  _ that, the, foregoing, suggestions are -in- advance of  the Boston Finance Committee, and are in gen-  ��������� eVal an application of the powers conferred by  Parliament on the British Local Government  Board, although that board does not possess all  these powers in respect to city councils whilst  they have them in respect to other authoriies.  The writer has on previous occasions advocated the creation of local government boards, when  dealing with the question of municipal, loans.  One province has established such a board, but  it is now endowed with powers such as. those  suggested herein, although its powers are fairly  comprehensive. It is highly essential to have  some authority that is removed from the influence of politics and passions. That it is possible to establish such a board is proved by  the satisfaction given by the board of. railway  commissioners of Canada/Some of the public  utility commissioners of the States are also examples of state constituted bodies to control  matters affecting the public. The Ontario Hydro-  Electric commission and the'Public;-Utility Commission of Manitoba are further examples of  authorities possessing the confidence of the public. It is equally possible to create local gov-,  eminent boards which will com.v&nd public confidence  and  esteem.  Hating expressed some of his views on this  very interesting and absorbing subject, the writer,, after studying the situation generally in  this and other countries, desires it' to be understood that the suggestions made; are in skeleton form, and are, .therefore, subject to modification and elaborations, which'may-be deemed expedient to adopt after further consideration. It is only by mutual co-operation and a  free expression of opinions that systems which  are weak can be strengthened and disintegrating symptoms  can  be  removed.  THE WESTERN CALL'S  GALLERY OF CANDIDATES  FOR MUNICIPAL HONORS  FOR MAYOR  Walter Hepburn���������Contractor* native of Quebec,  Commenced life work as carpenter's apprentice, 1876. Came to British Columbia in  1894. Served in council from 1910 continuously except one year. He resigned in March,  1915 to contest mayoralty. Defeated by. Mayor Taylor, majority 1100. Chairman of the  Finance Committee, 1913 and 1914.  Malcolm McBeath���������Born in Bruce County, Ontario in 1880. Came to Manitoba in 1892. -  Commenced life as printer's devil in 1894.  Entered business as part owner newspaper,  . and continued until 1905. Two years in  Winnipeg. Came to Vancouver, 1907. Pre;  sident Pacific Loan Co. Secretary Northern  Securities Co. Elected Alderman Ward VII  in 1911. Youngest man ever elected to the  council. Chairman of various committees.  Chairman of Finance for 1915.  J. D.'McNeill���������Born in Bruce County, Ontario*  1866. President and General Manager Great  Northern Transfer Co., and Vancouver Coal  Co. Three years in lumber camps of Michigan. Came to British Columbia in 1890.  Engaged in lumbering in Victoria; In Vancouver since 1897. Elected to city council  V in 1912 and has served several terms.  Aid. Thos.  Kirkpatrick���������Born in Nova Scotia.  ���������  Game to Vancouver 30 years ago. Lumber-  man. Alderman Ward 3 for six years. Chairman of several committees and police commissioner.  LICENSE COMMISSIONERS  T. Olendon Moody, D.D.S.���������Native1 son, born in  Victoria, 1875. Graduate dentist 1902.'  Practised in Vancouver since 1903. Has an  extensive practice and interested in sports  of all kinds, and in the breeding of fancy  dogs. Candidate for Licence Commissioner,  1915.  Thomas Duke���������Born in Ontario. Came to British ,  Columbia in 1890. Grocer. Director Western  Pacific  Development   Company;    Dominion.  Glazed Cement and Pipe Company; Renand '  Road Transportation Company; school trus-,  tee for ten years. License commissioner four  years.  > ���������  Walter Leek���������Native o������ Yorkshire,    England.  Born, in 1874. Came to Vancouver in 1892. ,  Has served several terms as license commis-,  sioner and has been elected by the largest  majority cf any candidate in the field that ������������������  year. I  JT. T.' Little���������Lived in Vancouver seventeen"  years. President Little Bros. Limited, wholesalers. Director Vancouver Exhibition Association and member of the board of control. Has been a director of the Progress  club. Keenly interested in welfare of the city.  y :'.������������������������������������   <������������������ -x   i  ALDERMEN  t  C. E- Mahon���������Candidate in Ward VX Born "in  Bruce County, Ont., 1872. Ten years in lumber and.hardware business in Dakota.    Came  to Vancouver 1907. Has served on the council for Ward V. since 1913.  Of. Mcintosh���������Born in Guelph, Ont. Has been  president Vancouver Medical Association.  Now on the staff of the General Hospital.  Ten years a resident of Ward Four.  Mr, D. W. F,. McDonald���������Candidate for alderman for Ward VIII; Was born in Chiliiwack.  Lived the greater part of his life in Vancouver. Called to the Bar in 1910; has practiced law for the last five years. Served  three years as clerk to the city solicitor.  Has lived in Ward 8 for over four years.  Aid. C. N. James���������Candidate in Ward Five. Born  in Uxbridge, Ont., 1871. Came to Manitoba  as a young man. Served on town council of  Hartney. Came to Vancouver 1907. Has sat  in the council for Ward 5 for two years.  SCHOOL TRUSTEES  F. W. WelchXCame to Vancouver 1889. In 1891  entered grocery business. In 1901 opened the  London Grocery. Has served two years on  school board. Keenly interested in educational matters.  Dr.. James E. Black���������Born in Wellington County  Ont. Began life as a school teacher. Taught  for five years. Graduate Toronto University  1904.  Dr. W. H. Lang���������Born in Huron County, in 1876.  Came to Manitoba in 1885. Taught school  four years. Graduated in-Medicine Hat in  1903. Practiced in Alberta, five years. Came  to Vancouver in 1909.  Selecting and Cooking tne Beef Boast  It is something of a trick to get the  roast for dinner. The best beef is of  a clear red color, slightly marbled  with fat of a clear white. When the  beef is too old or too poorly fed to  be good it looks dark red or, bluish,  especially the sixth, seventh and  with yellow fat. The sirloin and ribs,  "especially the sixth, seventh and  eighth, make the best roasting pieces.  The ribs can be removed and used  for stock and the beef rolled or skew-  red firmly, making a piece easily  carved and almost as presentable the  second ��������� day. as the first. For steaks  sirloin is nearly as delectable to the  tongue and much more delectable to  an economical woman's purse than  porterhouse, -which furnishes only a  trifle for eating and the remainder  for the stock pot. If the beef be extremely young and tender steaks from  the round may be used.  The Virginia fashion of beef a la  mode���������of course, a delightful fashion���������  is using six or eight pounds of beef  from the round cut thick. Remove the  bone, and for eight pounds allow half  a pint of good vinegar, one large onion minced fine, half a teaspoonful each  of mustard, black pepper, cloves and  allspice and two tablespoonfuls  brown sugar. Cut half a pound of salt  fat pork into lardons or strips two  or three inches long and about half  an inch square. Boil the vinegar with  the onion and seasoning and pour  over the strips of pork and let them  stand until cold. Then pour off the  liquor and thicken with bread or  cracker crumbs.  Make incisions in the beef at regular  intervals with a carving steel and  push in the strips of. pork. Fill the  hole from the bone with the rest of  the pork and the dressing and tie the  beef firmly into shape. Put two tablespoonfuls of drippings or lard in a  frying pan and brown the meat on all  sides, which takes about half an hour.  Put the meat on a trivet in the kettle, half cover with boiling water, add  a . tablespoonful salt, teaspoonful pepper, an onion and.a small carrot, cut  fine, and two or three sprigs of parsley .CJook extremely' slow, allowing  j half an hour to the pound.  How Holland Cares for Belgian  Refugees  In Holland there are now four large  camps for Belgian refugees only, containing about seventy thousand persons, .as against seven hundred thousand last .year, and all over the country are private houses rented by the  government and some by private subscriptions, where people of the better  class, who are, however, as penniless  as the others, are being cared for.  i The Dutch government pays all  their, expenses. ,It costs fourteen cents  a day to feed the grown-ups in the  camps, and the children eight cents a  day.-. In the private houses they cost  twenty-eight cents and twenty cents,  respectively. Their clothing and schooling is an extra expense, and has so. far  cost approximately $55,000. The building of the various camps totalled  $620,000, and a special fund for the  eventual restoring-of homes now equals  $40,000..  In addition to all this many people  are still housing and feeding refugees  at* their own expense, and the general opinion seems to be that it is  highly improbable, or at least very  doubtful, whether the Belgian government will ever be able to repay  this   debt. \_  There are faces sad with the sorrow of loved, ones lost in' the war���������  anxious ones who have not heard for  months from husbands and lovers, and  who know not whether they still live  '���������some who are ruined and who know  that when the war is over they must  start afresh their hard struggle for  existence, and there are some, the  older ones, who have that saddest,  most hopeless look of all, who. know  that for them life holds naught but  sorrow  and poverty.  There was one woman, seventy-six  years old, whom I noticed especially.  She was sitting in one of the workrooms,' where there were about three  hundred woiuen; some were making  lace, some making clothes on. sewing  machines given by the Rockefeller  fund; others were knitting, and as I  came into the room I heard the strains  of the " Brabanconne," the Belgian  national anthem. They were singing  it while they worked-^-young and old  ���������arid as their voices rose in unison  and the beautiful words, "Belgium  ever must be free," rang out clear in  this little world of outcasts, among  these women who bave, many of them,  lost all, save their patriotism, I caught  sight of the old woman. She was making lace, and her toil-worn hands, her  deep lined face-and the unutterable  sadness of her eyes, made a picture  unforgettable and _ impressive���������a symbol of wronged and ruined Belgium!  The children look happy and healthy  in the nursery, where, the wee ones  are; ;in the kindergarten and in the  schoolrooms, where sweet faced nuns,  whose convents have been burnt before t'heir very eyes, have taken up  their work here, and in this strange,  new environment are teaching the exiled boys and /girls to take up the  tasks which will soon fall upon then  ; young   shoulders. '  All the work of the camp is done  by_ the refugees themselves, and there  &re various workshops and classrooms  besides. One very interesting feature  is the work done under the guidance  of the English Society of Friends, the  Quakers, whose religion forbids them  to fight.  They have furnished all the material  and are now teaching the men in the  camps to construct portable houses. At  Gouda there are sixty of these now  finished, and they are delightful little  houses, with green roofs, and inside  they are painted light gray. "All -the  furniture has also been- made in the  camp shops, and as each man finishes  one entire house he is allowed to live  in it with his family instead of remaining in the big dormitories, of the  main camp.  Shipping  Meeting ,  A special meeting is to be held in  the Board of Trade rooms on Monday,  10th inst., at 8 o'clock, in connection  with the formation of a B. C. Merchant Marine. -  At this meeting the Manufacturers'  Association, through their President,  will outline the scheme proposed by  them and in which they ask the assistance of the public. The meeting  will start  at  eight  prompt.  Testing B. O. Timber  Two Douglas Fir and two Red Cedar railway ties were recently forwarded by the Forest Branch of the  Department of Lands, to the Great  Eastern Railway Company of England,  who selected two sleepers from their  stock which they obtained from the  Baltic, and tested them all under similar conditions.  The results pf these tests show beyond a doubt the superiority of British Columbia Douglas Fir for railroad  ties.  It was found -that under compression Douglas SFir will stand 5,695  pounds per square inch as against  Baltic timber of 3,950 pounds per  square inch, while Red Cedar made a  very creditable -showing against the  Baltic timber of 3,407 pounds er sq.  inch.  Tests in tension were even mote fa  vorable for Douglas Fir. This  shown by the fact that it would takl  11:450 pounds or over 51-2 tons tl  pull apart a stick of Douglar Fij  having a cross section of one squarl  ineh; whereas just -half that weigh!  would suffice to pull apart Baltic timl  ber, and only 3.300 pounds were re]  quired to separate Cedair.  These tests were carried out by thd  Great Eastern Railway, and the re  suits whieh they found will be of im  mense value to the reputation of Doug  las Fir as a railway tie materia'  amongst English engineers. The importance of this is increased by the  fact that English engineers have the  supervision of most of the railwaj  lines' in China, India and South Af-j  rica, all of which are valuable inar-j  kets for Douglar Fir.  . In connection with the successful night operation of our 7th J  battalion on Nov. 16-17, the following additional awards have1  been made: Distinguished conduct medals. No. 16395, Corp. ,P.  L. Babcock; No. 16679, Corp. H.  Odium; No. 29729, Corpi K.  Weir; No. 77848; Lance-Corporal  J. E. Berry���������-( Prom London  Free Press).  Making It All Right.���������Katherine  and Margaret found themselves seated  next to each other at a dinner-party  and immediately became confidential.  "Molly told me that you told her  that secret I told you not- to tell  her, "whispered Margaret.  ��������� "Oh, isn't she a mean thing!''*;  gasped; Katherine. ''Why, I told her  not to tell you!"  ".Well," returned Margaret/ "Itold  her I wouldn't tell you she told me���������-  so don't tell'her I did.''���������-Everybody's.  Electors of Ward VII:  Your Vote and Influence  are respectfully solicited for the election of  W. J. SCRIBBINS  as your Alderman for 1916  SCHOOL  TRUSTEE  Electors of Vancouver:  Your Vote and Influence are respectfully solicited for the re-election of  F. W. WELSH  As Trustee of Schools for 1916.'  rr  ALDERMAN  C. E. MAHON  Appeals to Voter* of Wan) V  FOR   RE-El-ECTION  on hi������ past record  Bolt fbr  Wean Style,  & Comfort  u  British CoUmb'i*.  Leckie Boots for Cold, Damp,  or Snowy Weather  Your feet will always be warm and  .dry if you cover them with LEC-  KIE.S.  For solid comfort and solid wear  LECKIE BOOTS cannot be beaten in  _:iiy part  of the world.  Materials* of honest quality plus  skilled workmanship is what you pay  for when you buy LECKIE BOOTS  AND   SHOES. -  ASK YOUR DEALER WHAT HE  THINKS OP LECKIE BOOTS. Buy  a  pair for winter wear. xr%|i!  Friday, January 7, 1916.  THE WESTERN GALL  PACKING AND PRUNING  SCHOOLS  On  November 10th announce-  ents were sent out regarding  [ihe holding of schools for instruc-  ion in packing and pruning. To  ate,   applications   for   thirteen  acking    and    twenty    pruning  chools have been received.  Un-  oubtedly many other points de-  ire them but have neglected to  [forward their applications. In order to plan out this work most  [efficiently,   the   department    desires that all 'applications should  be forwarded  at an  early date.  jiWill you, therefore, if you have  |not already done so, and if you  \ desire to  get  the  benefit of  ei-  J ther or both these schools, please  send in your application at once.  It hardly seems necessary to  point out theJ important advantages to be gained from either of.  these schools. Fruit growers  should realise now, if never before, that they have strong competition to meet and, furthermore, proper packing is a very  important item in meeting this  competition. With a production  of only 684.000 boxes of apples  in 1914, there were just enough  packers; and this year, with a  crop of 787,000 boxes, along with  a loss of a large .number of  packers through enlistment, every  fruit growing distriet in British  Columbia felt the great shortage  of packers. With a much larger  crop next year, combined with,  a further loss of packers, it appears as if the wholesale importation of packers from outside  points would be necessary, unless the local people respond to  the demand.  Furthermore, in order for a  packer to put up a perfect pack  he must have good fruit. Proper pruning plays a much greater part in the production of good  fruit than is generally supposed.  Besides building a tree which  will support a crop without  breaking down, pruning properly done decreases the amount of  thinning necessary, the percentage of second grade fruit, the  cost of picking, and the cost of  packing; while it increases the  color and quality of the fruit, the  percentage of No. l's, the efficiency of spraying, etc. The losses through improper methods  cannot be estimated and can only  be realized by men who are in a  position to visit a large number  of orchards each year.  MR. .KIPLING AT FIFTY  Showing Off.���������Colonel (of a very gallant Colonial regiment)���������"Now, boys,  here's the English general coming to  inspect you. Keep steady, no spitting,  and, for heaven's sake, don't call me  Alf I"���������Tatler.  BARGAINS IN SHOES  SPECIALS FOB SATURDAY AND MONDAY  Boys' Waterproof Shoes, sizes 1 to 5, at  $1.75  Ladies' Boots,  values  to $5.50, for    $1.95  (In Smair Sizes)  Special Bargains in Men's Large Sizes.  Special low Prices on all Children's Shoes.  We   are  headquarters   for   the . Classic   Shoes   for   women and  children.       ,  WOOD   AND   SON  2313 Main Street. 2 Doors frqm pat Burns' Market  New Year** Resolution  When  tired baking  try  THE WOMAN'S  BREAD  and  CAKES.   The Bread with that nutty flavor.  The Cakes made with pure Creamery Butter.  The Goods That Satisfy.  THE WOMAN'S BAKERY  STORES  2543 Main Street  124  Hastings   St.   E  16 Hastings St. W.  802   Granville  St.  gating between  Meals is perfectly  Natural I2F  Healthy, Active  Children  ���������Give Them Good,  Energy-Restoring  FOOD!  SMAX and  The BETTER Breads  ARE JUST SUCH FOOOS  -   "'���������-"'��������� ���������      ���������'.��������� 'A~',"\    ' X X. ' ' - "...  Made of Canada's most nutritious flour and pare  water in British Columbia's most sanitary, clean,  modem baking plant*  5  FULL   16  OUNCE  LOAF  v" ���������'-*''��������� *  Every one "sealed at the oyen"  HAMFTON-PINCHIN  Bakers of BETTER Bread  Rudyard Kipling has just celebrated his fiftieth anniversary,  says the Nfew, York Times. It is  hardly more' than twenty-five  years since he came, young and  unknown, from India, with vital  and interesting things to say  and a swinging, engaging, masculine, way of. saying them. And  now the authorized, collected editions of his work contain twenty-  three volumes of prose and poet-  Ty, of which some have been published in practically every written language. It is impossible ^to  estimate how many million copies of his books have been sold  in all parts of the world where  books are read. In the United  States his army of readers grows  with every year. The enlistments  began���������and they are always for  life���������when a paper-covered edition of "Plain Tales from the  Hills " was put on sale * on newsstands a quarter of a century ago,  and everyone who read it made  haste to tell all his friends of  this new author and everyone  began asking who this Rudyard  Kipling was. Today his works are  far more popular in this country  than they ever were before, most  of them outselling their record  of ten years ago" by ten to one,  and some of. them selling fifteen  times as many copies per year  as they did then.  Will Give it Publicity.  Next Monday morning, Mr.  Justice Murphy. will open the  investigation into the costs of the  liquidation of the Dominio nTrust  Company. The date was set last  Tuesday when the application* to  set the fee of the liquidator came  up before him. Before the liquidator's fee is set however, his  Lordship declared that all accounts in connection with the  liquidation would-have" to be examined.  That it would be in the best interests of all concerned to give  the fullest publicity possible in  connection with the liquidation,  was the opinion expressed by  Mr. Justice Murphy. In arriving  at' this decision, he said, he had  been governed to some extent by  the numerous letters he had received from poor people, the  writers in a number of cases having made grave charges which he  felt certain could be cleared  away provided the entire matter  was thoroughly aired.  The examination of the liquidator's accounts will probably occupy all Monday next, so that  it will not be until Tuesday that  the misfeasance proceedings  against the directors can be re  sumed.  Dr. J. E. BLACK  Seeks election  AS SCHOOL TRUSTEE  i  and respectfully solicits your Vote and Influence.  >- ..<i  ESTABLISHED 1888  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds, (Canadian),  yielding from 5 per* cent, to 7 per cent.  Bents and Mortgage Interests collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Estates managed under personal supervision/  Insurance���������Fire, Life, Accident, Marine, Automobile, Em*  plovers'   Liability.  Molson's Bank Building  US Hwtfnfi St W������rt  I       ,   ' tf I  Solving Shipbuilding Problem.  The B. C. Manufacturers' As-  If Mr.  Kipling ever turns his *Tation  who   have   launehed a  aaffination to t.h������ ���������l������w.������,t *������A scheme to solve the ship-building  problem which is confronting the  imagination to the pleasant task  of visualizing to himself his  mighty host of eager, delighted,  stirred readers he must feel their  warm response of heart and mind  a recompense immeasurably more  rare and precious than any material reward of money or of  honors that the years have  brought. He can well feel also  keen satisfaction in the important part he has played in the  making of the British Empire  into an organfted, vital whole  out of a congeries of related  parts. His poems, and in less  measure*" his stories, telling the  people of the home isle "how  little they know of England who  only England know," interpreted  the soul of the colonies for the  Motherland as had never been  done before, and made both of  them freshly aware of the sentimental ties that bind them together. Statesmen decreed the  British Empire. But Kipling was  one of the few men who breathed into it the breath of life. And  of him it is hardly too much to  say that he alone set its heart  to beating in conscious unison,  because he was the only one of  its-makers who appealed to the  hearts and feelings of the men  and women who make the Empire in all the four quarters of  the globe.  To few authors has it ever been  given to set in motion in the-  great ocean of English speech a  wave of such solemn significance  as did Mr. Kipling with his  "Lest We Forget." His Barrack-  Room Ballads and his army and  Indian tales have been a vital  force making for democracy and  fellow-feeling. Children of many  generations will hold his name  in their hearts with love all their  lives because of the delight his  Jungle Tales have given them.  Hardly a line of all his poems  but strikes a free, vital, inspiring note for which the world is  the better.  Rudyard Kipling's: fifty years  have been full to overflowing  with work that has brought  happiness and benefit to his fel-  lo\v-man. And every one of his  readers and lovers ought to take  a moment today in which to  think how much his life and work  have meant for them and to be  glad and grateful for his life and  his gift.  province at this time, will hold  a meeting on Monday evening  next when the entire plan will  be outlined and the general public asked to assist in the movement.  This last week a delegation  from the Boards of Trade from  Vancouver, Prince Rupert, New  Westminster, North Vancouver,  along with delegates from the B.  C.' Manufacturers-* Association  went to Victoria where they held  a meeting with representatives  of the Victoria Board of Trade  before waiting upon the Hon. C.  E. Tisdall, chairman of the subcommittee of the government on  ship-building when the request  was- made that subsidies be  granted both for tonnage carried,  and for the construction of ships.  The delegation which went to  Victoria from here were Messrs.  J. Fyfe-Smith, C. McRae, Norman  McLean, of the Vancouver Board  of Trade; L. Watts-Doney, A. G.  Perry, North Vancouver; J. G.  Robson, New Westminster Board  of Trade; J. A. Cunningham, D.  6. Busby, J. R. Duncan of the  B. C. Manufacturers' Association.  In order to secure further information on the ship-building  problem, the cabinet ship-building committee composed of Hon.  C. E. Tisdall, Minister of Public  "Works, Hon. A. C. Flummerfelt,  Minister of Finance, and Hon.  Lome Campbell, Minister of  Mines, will sit in "session at the  Vancouver Provincial Court  House on Wednesday next. Those  having suggestions to offer fhe  government on this most important question are invited to attend..  Aid. M. McBeath  Candidate for  MAYOR  Respectfully Solicits  Your Vote and Influence  MEETINGS-  Monday, Jan 3, King Edward  High School and Ash Hall.  Tues., Jan. 4, Oddfellows' Hall."  Wednesday,   Jan.   5,   Alexandria School.  Invite Atdmnaalc CuufeUtM, School  Board, Park Board and Lfeanae Goto-  hummmmm, with a ipocid invitation to  th������ ladies  >j :���������'  banished to  the  Caucasus.  The battle of Tanenburg, because Hindenberg in this battle  has tanned the hides of the Russians.  The third War Loan, - because  so much money was gathered in.  The great victories, because  we always get a holiday.  The co-related question. What  event in the war has given you  most sorrow ? called forth the following replies:  The dearness of. food, because  we  must  eat such poor fod.  The fact that so many children  have lost their fathers and brothers.  The death of my uncle.  The betrayal ,of Germany by  Italy.  The delivery by America of  weapons and munitions to our  enemies.  One on Pat  Pat and Sandy were discussing  the merits of .their respective re- A  giments, and each one was of the  opinion that   his   own was   tbe'  best.  A Just Suspicion  "'' Herbert, you weren 't~ ~ listen^  ing to what I said."  "Er���������what makes you think  that, darling?"  "I asked you if you could let  me have a hundred dollars and  you smiled and said 'yes dearest.'"  coloij-aK  tov  men!.t o" r- x '��������� ���������''--' *���������iV xx;.*1- A''pmm%C4i  1' That $isriscoont tot inuoltle^ |$||fl1gj  replied Sandy. "Gin oor colonel Vit������^M^J  wis tae say that a' the regiment ''^''4\M'^i  wad fa' oot." AJ^iA^LM  ,."?  Who's Taylor?  THE MAIN  picture mtm  2414 Main Street  FRAMES FROM to Cent* UP  "My husband tells me -ttat he was  out late last night with vour husband."   ���������*���������''���������  "That isn't so. I want you to  understand that my husband was out  with your husband.''���������Detroit Free  Press. .-^  German Kultur  Flowers  According to the Frankfurter  Zeitung, the "psyche" of the  German school child is displayed in a marvellous manner in the  answers given to the questions.  Which event in the war has  most pleased you? Give your  reasons. The answers were .as follows :'���������."���������'.  The re:conquest of East Prussia, because so many Germans  can again return to their homes.  The conquest of Belgium, otherwise the French would have  entered  Germany.  The bombardment of London  with zeppelins, because the English are guilty of having caused  the war.  The conquest of Warsaw and  the other Russian fortresses, because the Russians can then be  Don't Know They Are Beaten.���������The  Germans are said to be surprised that  the Allies have not asked for peace  already. The reason probably is, that  the Allies don't read the German  newspapers.���������Chicago Herald.  Copper on the Boot*.���������"Germany  has such immense stores of copper as  to suffice for years to come,"_ said the  Chancellor in the Reichstag, and the  cheers that greeted this statement almost drowned the sound of the workmen's hammers stripping off the copper roof.���������Wall Street .Journal.  Bathing the Orderly.���������Here is an  hospital story, a general favorite that  has been used in turn in connection  with every hospital in France: The  story-tellers relate that during a rush  of wounded from the front one night  some sturdy nursing sisters of Belgium  were called in to help. As the wounded men were carried in or hobbled in,  in their filthy, blood-stained, verminous uniforms, these courageous women  hurried them into the bath. Then they  were equipped with bed-gowns and  taken to the wards to have their  wounds dressed. A tall young man  wandered in and was rushed through  the routine. He seemed astonished, but  submitted. Half-way through the bath  the nurse in charge said:' \j  "But you are not wounded!"  "No," said he. "I am the colonel's  orderly."  W.H.UNG,m.p.  Candidate for  SCHOOL TRUSTEE  Respectfully Solicits Tour Vote  and Influence.  Boom 402, Birks Building  Phone Seymour 0086  One Is Apt  at   times   to   lie   forgetful, but  don't forget that  A Deposit Box  in our SAFETY VAULT will  protect your valuables, documents, heirlooms, etc., from  FIBE or BUBOLABY for one  year  for .  $2 50  We., cordially Invite you  to  inspect same  DOW FRASER  TRUST CO.  ���������   .    ��������� ������������������. .-;(  122 HASTINGS STBEET W. Friday, January 7. 1916.  HOME TABLE  HINTS  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 8th  "A laugh   is just  like sunshine,  It freshens all the day,  It tips the peak of life with light  And drives the clouds away."  Breakfast ��������� Sliced Oranges. Cereal with  Cream. Fish Hash. Graham Gems^ Coffee.  Dinner���������Noodle Soup. Boiled Tongue. Mashed Potatoes. Creamed Stuffed Onions. Beet. Salad.  Cottage Pudding with Fruit Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Baked Kidney Beans. Shredded Cab-  bags. Steamed Brown Bread. Cake. Tea.  Creamed Stuffed Onions  Peel eight large onions, cover with boiling  salted water and cook until tender, changing  the water twice during the cooking. Drain, cool  and carefully scoop out the hearts. Chop finely  a third part of the onion which was removed,  add the beaten yolk of one egg dnd one-half  cupful each of chopped ham and veal, season  with pepper and salt and moisten with cream.  Place the onions in a buttered dish, fill the cavities with the mixture, dot with butter, pour in  one cupful of milk, cover and bake twenty-five  minutes, then uncover, sprinkle with buttered  crumbs and bake until brown.  ��������� *   *  Sunday, January 9th  Keep   your  heart   a   singing,  Others hear the song; '  And your   cheerful   music  HelpB  the   world  along.  ���������Arthur J. t Burdick.  Breakfast��������� Stewed Prunes. Cereal with  Cream. Scrambled Eggs. Coffee Bread. Coffee.  Dinner���������Tomato Bouillon. Roast Beef. Yorkshire Pudding. Mashed Potatoes. Squash. Lettuce  and Pimento Salad. Peanut Parfait. Wafers. Coffee.  Lunch���������Cold Tongue. Potato Salad. Tea  Rolls. Gingered Pears. Sponge Sake. Tea.  Peanut Parfait  Cook four tablespoonfuls of granulated sugar  to a caramel, add one cupful of finely chopped  peanuts, cool and pound to a powder. Boil one  cupful of sugar and one-quarter of a cupful of  water for five minutes, remove from the fire,  add the beaten yolks of six eggs and cook over  boiling water until the spoon coats. Cool, fold  in one pint of cream beaten until stiff, then  add the peanut powder and one teaspoonful of  vanilla; turn into a mould, cover tightly, pack  ill ice and salt and let remain from four to  five hours.  ��������� ���������  ���������  Monday. January 10th  Whatsoever mars   your   life,  "Rise   above it.  .Whatsoever brings you strife,  Bise above it.  Whatsoever   gives you fear,  Whatsoever makes you veer,  from the path of duty clear,  Bise  above  it.   -  , ' ���������J. A. Edgerton.  Breakfast ��������� Cereal with Pates and Cream.  French   Toast.   Coffee. .       x  ., Wnnw-���������Vermicelli Soup. Meat Pie. Biscuit  Crust. Potatoes. Mashed Turnips. Sweet Tomato  Pickles. Cornstarch Pudding with Fruit Sauce.  Coffee.  Supper���������Minced Tongue with Eggs. Waldorf  Salad. Bread and Butter. Cake. Tea.  -:  Waldorf Salad        Peel and cut one apple into dice and sprinkle  with two tablespoonfuls of orange juice. Add one  cupful of finely cut celery, one cupful of broken  walnut meats, one-half teaspoonful of salt and  the grated yellow rind of one orange. Mix thoroughly, moisten, with one cupful of mayonnaise,  place in nests of lettuce leaves and garnish  with candied or Maraschino cherries.  ���������   ���������. *  .  Tuesday, January llth  "As we speed o'er the waters and are storm-tossed  and buffeted, in the distance the������land of our hopes still  beckone; and when each New Year mounts the side of  our bark, we always trust him to take us to a safe  harbor.''  Breakfast���������Cereal with Cream.. Bacon, Fried  Apples. Rye Muffins. Coffee.  Dinner���������Mock Bisque Soup. Fried Chicken.  Baked Sweet Potatoes. Corn Fritters. Celery.  Prune  Pie.  Coffee.  Supper���������Cheese Souffle. Dressed Lettuce.  Nut Bread. Jumbles. Tea.  Cheese Souffle  Pour one cupful of hot milk over one-half  cupful of soft bread crumbs from the centre of  the loaf, add one tablespoonful of butter, one  cupful of grated cheese, the beaten yolks of  three eggs, one-third of a teaspoonful of salt  and paprika aud finally fold in the stiffly beaten  whites. Turn into buttered individual dishes  and  bake  About  t: quarter  of' an  hour. Serve  immediately.  .#   *   *  Wednesday, January 12th  "Each cloud has   of  silver a   lining,  Though we may not see its light;  The sun has not' ceased in its shining,  Though hidden awhile from our sight."  Breakfast���������Oranges. Cereal with Cream.  Chicken on Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Chicken Soup. Roast Pork. Apple  Jelly. Mashed Potatoes. Brussels Sprouts. Cranberry Pudding. Cranberry Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Fried Oysters. Celery and Grapefruit Salad. Hot Rolls. Chocolate Brownies. Tea.  Chocolate Brownies  Beat one-quarter of a cupful of melted butter,  one egg and one cupful of sugar to a light  cream. Add two ounces of. melted chocolate, one  teaspoonful of vanilla, one-quarter of a teaspoonful of cinnamon, one-half cupful of. flour and  one-half cupful of broken walnut meats, spread  in a shallow pan lined with buttered paper, and  bake about half an hour. When done, remove  the paper immediately and cut the cake in small  squares.  #   *   ���������  Thursday, January 13th  "Each  heart has its burden of sorrow,  Each soul has its shadow of doubt,  'Tis   sunshine  we're  yearning to   borrow���������  True sunshine  within   and, without."  Breakfast���������Grapes. Cereal with Cream. Baked Eggs. Toasted Rolls. Coffee.  Dinner���������Round Steak in Casserole. Onions.  Carrots. Potatoes. Lettuce and Green Pepper  Salad. Lemon Sponge Pie. Coffe.  Supper���������Sliced Pork. Beet Savory. Baked Potatoes. Bread and Butter. Apple Sauce Cake.  Tea.  Beet Savory  Cut into dice enough cold cooked beets to  make one and one-half cupfuls, add one-quarter  of a cupful of horseradish, one level tablespoonful of powdered sugar and one teaspoonful of  salt. Mix thoroughly and serve as a garnish  for cold cooked meat.  Friday, January 14th  People say sometimes, "See what I have overcome;  see how cheerful I am; see how completely I have  triumphed over these black events! "Not if they still  remind me of the black, event. ���������Ralph Waldo Emerson.  Breakfast���������Stewed Peaches. Hash with Green  Peppers. Hot Scones. Coffee.  Dinner���������Julienne Soup. Broiled Halibut.  Baked Potatoes. Peas. Cabbage and Beet Salad.  Tapioca Pudding. Coffee.   Supper���������Creamed Finnan Haddie-with Potatoes. Cucumber Pickles. Toast. Steamed Figs.  Tea.  ���������Creamed Finnan Haddie with potatoes  Cut a small slice of fat salt pork into dice,  cook until the fat is extracted and drain. Put  three tablespoonfuls of the pork fat in a saucepan, add three tablespoonfuls of flour, stir well,  then pour in slowly while stirring constantly,  one and one-half cupfuls of milk. When perfectly smooth, add one and one-fourth cupfuls of  flaked cooked finan haddie, one "and three fourth  cupfuls of diced cooked potatoes, the pork scraps  and pepper and salt to taste. Stir well, cook fifteen minutes over boiling water, add the beaten yolks of two eggs, cook a minute longer and  serve with a garnish of toast points.  "JINGLE  POT"  COAL  BUILDERS'  SUPPLIES  FUBNITUBE  BAGGAGE  and  PIANO  MOYEB8  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 PIRB  BRICK, PLASTEB, CEMENT, SEWEB  and DRAIN PIPE, Etc.  We do all kinds of cartage work, but we specialize on the moving of Furniture, Pianos  and Baggage. We have men who are experts in the handling of all kinds of household effects.  YOUB PATBONAGE  IK  ALL THESE LINES  SOLICITED  McNeill, Welch & Wilson, Ltd.  80 Pender Street East, Vancouver, B. C.  PHONES:   SEY.   405,   60S,  5408, 5409  NEW Y. M. C. A.  QUARTERS OPENED  The new quarters of the military branch of the Y. M. C. A. in  the fine arts building at Hastings Park were formally opened on Thursday evening last.  Dr. J. F. Clark, president of the  local Y. M. C. A., presided, and  in addition to several musical selections by soldiers and civilians,  addresses by a number of. offir  cers of units in barracks at the  park, were given.  The Y. M. C. A. military work  in Vancouver has been organized  by Mr. Whittaker, and he will be  in charge of the quarters which  have been equipped with every  comfort for a soldier. The fine  arts building has been converted  into the best Y. M. C. A. camp  headquarters in-Western Canada.  First   Class   Shoe   Repairing.   Orders  Promptly Done.   Open .Until 8 p.m.  Phone Fairmont 2008  P. T. PARIS  Men's Bubber Heels, 50c. Special Bub-  ber Heels for French Lady's Heel, 40c.  Any   Shoes   Dyed   Black.  2245 Main St. Vancouver, B. C.  Goodbye  and Good  Luck, Mac  Mr. A. G. McLeod, who has  for the past year been acting in  the dual capacity of private secretary to H. H. Stevens, M. P.,  and accountant of the Terminal  City Press, is leaving to take  up his duties with the 121st  Western Irish at New Westminster. Three brothers and two sisters of Mr. McLeod are at present at the front, which is a very  creditable showing for one family. Mr. McLeod was born in  Charlottetown, and has been in  Vancouver six years. He is well  known to many of the readers of  the Call, and to many of Mr.  Stevens' constituents, and his unfailing courtesy and goodnature  have won for him scores of  friends who will wish him goodbye and good luck when he  marches to the front with his  regiment.  Work for Soldiers  Speaking to "Ward Four Conservatives this week, Mr. H. H.  Stevens, M. P., clearly pointed  but the intention of the government in giving preference to government appointments to men  who had done their bit in the  army. Mr. Stevens said that the  men who volunteered to fight for  freedom could never be fully  repaid,and it was only right that  they should have first call on  government positions. But the  government could not handle the  proposition alone and private  employers would have to help.  The question of immigration after the war was touched on by  the member, who said that Canada should, closely scrutinize  people coming here and thus  avoid the muddle in which the  United States found itself thro  United States found itself  through its large foreign population.  AVENUE THEATRE  LICENSE RENEWED  Upon the promise of Mr. J. Edward Bird that he would give a  personal bond of $2,000 that the  fire escapes of the Avenue Theatre would be changed to conform-with the city���������by-law^-the  City Council, at a special meeting on Wednesday, rescinded a  former motion refusing to grant  the lessees of the theatre renewal of their license, and granted a  renewal.  The Avenue Theatre problem  has been an annual one with city  councils since 1913 when the  Georgia-Harris viaduct was projected. The council at that time  realized that the construction of  the Main street entrance to the  bridge would bring the Theatre  fire escapes down to city property. The owners of the building were offered $15,000 to move  the escapes and effect other changes "during the construction of  the viaduct.'' ; The money was  paid, but the difficulty arose  over the interpretation of the  word "during." Mr. Bird contended that the use of the word  meant, only that ^ the change  should be made for a period covered by the time of construction,  while the city took the view  that the change was to be made  for all time, and the work was  to be done in the course of the  period when the viaduct was being built. c  The decision of the council  leaves the final solution of the  problem over until next summer.  If it is finally settled by August  it will mean that four city councils have had a hand in it.  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  Very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  Your Printing should  bring tbis to your customers' attention not  only in connection  with your office stationery, but with all  printed matter and  advertising.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Carswells, Printers, Ltd.  PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY n   "   ^ 'X   ,- " X>i V Xti X/ vJ  y> ' v  '       -x~ -X'"xx I  Friday, January 7, 1916.  SPORTING COMMENT  Glad Murphy, the young Toronto rugby player, who suffered a broken neck last fall while  |playing rugby against the Ham-  Gilton Tigers, is still alive and  |there seems hope that he may  tbe successfully operated on in a  [few days. His case has been tak-  ; en up by a United States special-  list, and his friends will hope for  [a speedy recovery.  ��������� *   *  If President Patrick would  make the price of gallery seats  25 cents instead of half a dollar, as at present, he would be  amply repaid by the crowd that  would come out. There was  room for many more upstairs on  Tuesday night, and a reduction  would prove popular just now.  Even with the expense which is  incurred in operating a proposition of the size of the arena, it  fj seems to us that the manager  '   would be ahead financially right  from   the   start.      x  ��������� #   ���������  Wanderers of Montreal bumped into their first defeat on Wednesday night at Quebec to the  tune of 6 to 1. It was rather to  be expected that they would lose  out at Quebec. It takes a mighty  formidable team to beat the blue  and white on the little rink in  "Quebec, and many champion  teams have "got theirs" down  there. On the other hand, we  look for Quebec to just about win  the title. They are the one team  which has made few changes in  their lineup. They have a bunch  of seasoned players and fast  and tricky skaters. They have  speed, weight, combination and  experience, something lacking  in one or more essentials in the  other N. H. A. teams. Quebec  have a hard game ahead in Ot-  tawt on Saturday night, and are  apt to get a reverse there. On  the other hand, Wanderers are  dne for their second loss at the  hands of the Frenchmen, who are  going strong now.  *   ���������   ���������  Happy Holmes pulled off a  real spectacular stunt on Tuesday night. Lloyd Cook sent in  a shoulder-high shot that was  going with the speed of a bullet.  It was coming straight for Happy's upholstery, but with ease  he shoved up his shoulder and  the rubber slipped up among the  spectators behind the net. It  was a smooth piece of work and  got the applause it deserved  from the 50-cent row.  ���������   *.   *  Victoria dropped to the cellar  with Vancouver when they lost  to Portland on Tuesday. The  Aristocrats were up against real  hard luck in not being able to  put their best team on the ice.  Box, their aggressive and ef������-  fective centre, is out of the game  with a broken collar bone, and  Lester Patrick is on the hos  pital list with a bruised knee.  The game in Victoria was by  no means a one-sided contest, although the score would seem to  indicate that somewhat. Any time  a team scores five goals against  the Portland defense, there is  sure some playing, and with the  weakened lineup they were up  against the Islanders done remarkably well.  Ed. Carpenter  The husky point player of the Mets.,  whose skating delighted local fans on  Tuesday night.  Vote for  \  Dr. T. G. Moody  Candidate for  LICENSE COMMISSIONER  Your vote and influence  is respectfully solicited for  my election as  MAYOR of the City of  VANCOUVER for 1916  Walter Hepburn  (EX-ALDERMAN)  HANBURY'S  For  LUMBER-SASH-DOORS  WOOD & COAL  Phone: Bayview 1075  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 2182.  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B, Q.  9  The win on Tuesday night  gives Portland a strangle hold  on the championship for the present, but there is abundance of  evidence that they will meet a.  defeat or two in the course of  the next couple of weeks. "With  Mackay back on the local lineup  it will make, a great difference  in the systematic effort of the  forwards, and a line that will  simply not be kept out is what  we look for from Vancouver in  a week- or so. Mackay is still  confined to his room at his home  up country, however; and it will  be some days before he is back  with the locals. Until then!  Portland looks mighty formidable just now as winners of the  title for this season. They have  lost but one game in six starts,  and that away from home. A. few  more wins and they will not need  to worry about a loss' or two.  The reports credit the Rosebuds  with having developed a fine  combinatiori. That may or not  be true, it depends on largely  what team they are opposed to.  It is almost impossible to work  combination effectively against  Seattle. Every man !s fast and  is possessed of. a hook check  which does much to .break up a  cross-the-ice pass. "We look for  Vancouver to finish quite near  the top even yet, and on the form  displayed on Tuesday night  there is every encouragement  that they will come through in a  pinch.  ���������   *   ���������  Vancouver again came out on  top against the Seattle seven at  the local arena on Tuesday night  in anybody's game. The goal  that gave the locals the long end  of the score, came just about 30  seconds before the whistle blew.  Si Griffis came through with a  lone rush and carried the puck  the length of the ice and slipped  in a sizzler that beat Happy  Holmes, and it was all over.  The game throughout was very  keenly contested, and some brilliant playing was witnessed. The  locals are being seen in much improved form the last two times  but, and while their standing in  the race is low, they still are  liable to come out near the top  of the heap. Frank Patrick was  back at point, and while the skipper put up an indifferent sort of  game, still his presence gave confidence to the others on theteam.  Hughie Lehman, in goal, had an  easy night, not being pressed a  great deal. The three goals  which got by him would have  beaten any goaler in the business  and were taken at an angle from  which it was impossible to block  them. Si Griffs at point, was  good in spots. He rarely left the  defence, but on the two occasions  in which he went up the ice, a  goal was the result. Griffis was  reported to be off color physically, but his performance did  not have the earmarks of an invalid. It was our first look-over  of the team for this season, and  Griffis appeared to us to be slowing up just a* little and has much  superfluous weight which would  be better run off. Fred Taylor  was easily the best player on the  ice, and skated rings around his  opponents. Taylor seems to have  hit his old-time stride, and we  look for a big season for him  still. On the line, Lloyd Cook had  the edge on the other two by a  wide margin. He is a most aggressive and brainy player, and  was all over the rink after the  rubber. Hid goals were certainly well deserved, and he received  well merited applause for his  work. Of Duncan and Stanley  little can be said. They are not  as yet in the same class as the  other members of hte team. In  time, no doubt, they will come  around to major league form, but  not this season. They are good  prospects, however.  The   Seattle   team   is   an exceedingly clever bunch of players,  splendid  stickhandlers and  good  skaters. They  have plenty  of speed,  but no team work to  speak  of. Given   a   combination  they would win the league, but  lacking that their individualism  is not sufficiently strong to compete against a defence, "of   the  weight, speed and experience of  Vancouver.     Like  Lehman,  the  Seattle   goaler, Holmes,  had  an  easy night. He is almost as spectacular in his actions as the local net   guardian,   but   a   little  slower on his    clearing.    Bobby  Rowe, the ex-Victoria player, at  point, does   well,   but   is not a  point player. His position in on  the attack, and he seems to have  difficulty remembering that he is  a defense man. A number of times  he   was   up with   the   forwards  and failed to get back in time to  be of service on his own defense.  Carpenter   at cover, "Walker   at  rover and Foyston at centre, are  the   pick   of the   Mets   and all  played in brilliant form. Of. the  J. T. LITTLE  Candidate for  License Commissioner  1916.  "'% ' Ai  X  "l  ,',Xfv*|  will play great hockey before the  season is far advanced.  Sibby Nichol was out with the  locals substituting for Patrick  a couple of times. He looks as  lithe aa of yore, but is not yet  in condition.  All in all the game was a  good exhibition. There was much  of the slap-dash variety of hockey served up, but the game was  very clean, only two penalties  being handed out. Both teams  have much to develop in team-  play which was sadly lacking  Solo and duet play is very often  effective, but there is nothing  than can stand up against systematic team-play consistently  played, and in this the locals  need a great deal of coaching.  Jack Walker  Speedy rover of the Seattle Metropolitans, who is having a good season  on  the  coast.  three Walker uses his head best  and his playing resembles to a  considerable extent that of Fred  Taylor. He is a big fellow, brim  full of grit and had speed to  burn. '   ..L-  Cully "WiJson, of whom the papers have had much to say this  season, acted as substitute, and  had only a couple of opportunities to shine. He is a little fellow about the size of Bobby  Rowe, has plenty aggressiveness  but none too much of the grey  matter in the pinches. Rickey and  Morris, the comers on the team,  showed to splendid advantage.  Both   are fast   and  tricky,   and  Vote for  d. w. f. Mcdonald  Barrister-at-law, etc.,  ,  FOR ALDERMAN  For WARD 8 for 1916.  The   Candidate   that   will  make good.  Ottawa Canada  PRINGLE & GUTHBXB  Baxxiaten and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary 8olieitort, Departmental  Agents, Board ot Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle ii a member of the  Bar of British Colombia.  OitUen Building; Ottawa.  LAND AOT  , -. -*'���������> l  Vancouver Land District, Diatriet of  Coast, Banga X.  Ban B. Johnson <���������  President of the American" League,  who conceded several important points  in order to meet the Federal League  half way so that peace might result.  XX>x���������A<.   ,  tsts^BB^emmsBSmmemSr  ,,>-'-X" w** x-V, vVV  TAKE   NOTICE, that    Ague*    L.  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ASK YOUR GROCER  'Alberta,   the '-TWBMtp,* ,T������nfp^-i';i|������rM7%f^5i  North-west Territories and in a JaW-Xti^^fJ  tion  of the provlnoe of British GdiX'/" ^iC'X'J  umbia, may be leased for a term of'  twenty-one years  renewal  for   a further term  of 21 years at an  annual  rental of $1 an acre.    Not more than  2,560  acres    will   be  leased   to   one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the dis-  trict in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in no-  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant himself. % -  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of the mine at the.  rate, of-five cents _per ton._   The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns'  accounting for the full quantity of,  merchantable coal mined and pay the*  royalty thereon. If the coal rniniay  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June,  1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of  Dominion Lands.  W.  W. CORY,  Deputy Minister  of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  83575.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL 8  THE WESTERN  CALL  LOCAL ITEMS OF INTEREST  Small House Burns.  A-small house at 199 Twentieth Avenue was totally des-  '.troyed by fire early this week.  The house was owned by Mr.  Rhodes and the cause of the fire  is unknown. Halls No. 3 and 4  of. South Vancouver responded  to the call and their arrival un  doubtedly saved other adjoining  structures.  Social Service Club Meets.  On Thursday evening last a  mass meeting under the auspices  of the Social Service Council of  South Vancouver was held in  Marfew Hall, Cedar Cottage  when Rev. Dr. Pidgeon addressed  the meeting on the aims and ob  jects of the Social Service Club  t\  ������V r   '  xX>x*  Old Man Fatally Injured.  As the result of injuries re  ceived when his kitchen stove ex  ploded last Tuesday morning,  James R. Mclllvenie, aged 75  years, and a resident of South  Vancouver, ������die<T in the General  /Hospital a few hours later. The  fatal accident was caused owing  to a fire having been started in  the stove before the water in  the coils which had frozen, had  melted. Steam was generated and  the explosion followed. The old  gentleman had his arm ahd leg  broken and was otherwise injured. Every window iri the  house was broken and great  holes were 'torn in the roof, so  violent was the explosion. The  injured man was rushed to the  Jfatospital but, the shock waa too  great and, nothing could be done  for him*    -~    >,  v ������  Epidemic of Measles in S. V.  Unless the epidemic of measles  is checked shortly in South Vancouver, it may be necessary for  the municipality to close at least  two of the schools for a time.  The outbreak of measles was  first noticed early in December  but every day it has assumed  larger proportions. On December  15 when Inspector Fleming made  his report it was stated that between 40 and 50 cases of measles  had been discovered, but the report of this past week shows 70  new cases. The Collingwood district is the one in whicfy the majority of cases have been reported  but Sexsmith School at the other  end of the municipality is also  badly affected.  Auxiliary Doing Good Work.  One of. the most active organizations in the municipality of  South Vancouver is the auxiliary  of the Soldiers' and Sailors'  Wives and Mothers' Red Cross  Society at Cedar Cottage, if the  amount of work they have turned  in since October 1 can be taken as  any criterion. The work includes  the following: 11 suits bt pyjamas, 19 pairs of socks, 5 dozen  handkerchiefs, 3 dozen towels, 7  dozen face cloths, 2 dozen cup  covers, 2 pair of' bed slippers, 3  nightgowns, 1 fever jacket, 8  serviettes, 1 table cloth; 6- bed  pockets, 5 yards of cotton made  into bandages, 10 bundles^ of old  linen, 1 bundle of old flannel, 8  .pillow slips, "1, bed spread and 5  tray cloths..  Equality League was held at the  home of Mrs. Hamby'x)n Monday  afternoon last when several important items were dealt with:  The league -are now devoting  themselves almost entirely: to the  Red Cross and -relief work in  general. The Victorian Order of  Nurses have received considerable help in this connection.  Spencer Robinson Enlists.  Mr. Spencer Robinson, formerly a member of. the South Vancouver School Board, and of the  council, has enlisted for active  service overseas and will leave  within a few days for Calgary  where he will be stationed. Mr.  Robinson joined the colors as a  tunnel worker and as he has-been  connected for some time with the  Greater Vancouver' Sewerage  Board, it is thought that *f;he experience gained in that capacity  will be of assistance to him in  his new Work on the firing line.  The regular monthly meeting  ���������ptl. the   Cedar Cottage   Political  Sovareign Radiators  ^^M^^:iimyA^ <>';  00kMtee W3wiidi������-!XXX"'  fortes Co.:  xXwwnep/ -- ~"  Vancouver, 0. C.  fir-^  1  ���������������������X';-<X-X  %S^SX^IfX;  yyk:Jt<yy.k' a^-Asaa  &C0.  |j)|feBower Bufldiiig-   lTO^w|836  i^iiippi^i  CANADA  1  Dominion Coal Co.  SOUTH WEIWNGTON COAL  DOMINION WOOD YARD  All Kinds Of Wood Phone Fair. ISM  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 84-8  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  Big Campaign to Start Shortly  A campaign for the purpose of  raising the major portion of a  $400,000 fund for the care of. the  dependents of those soldiers who  have gone or will go from this  district to the. firing line, will  be inaugurated almost immediately, following a meeting of the  campaign committee of the Vancouver branch of the Canadian  Patriotic Fund on Tuesday last.  Monday, January 17th is the  date on whieh the active campaign will commence but in the  meantime the committee proposes  to enlist the aid of press and pulpit and point out to the public  what is .considered an actual  duty���������the subscription of generous amounts to the fund.  Noexact sum was fixed by the  committee as its aim, but it was  stated  they  would  not be  content until at least $400,000 had  been  raised. With  this  amount  the Vancouver brantih will'spend  about $100,000  additional which  it  expects  to receive /from' tlie  main office at,Ottawa.       .    ,'  ,  Sermons, press hotices, personal solicitation to a limited extent,  buttons and finally a tag day  yrill ali-jbe utilized, bjr th������_ campaign committees which is composed ot representatives of practically every interest in the eit^jr.  Practically every organization,  business, professional and social  will be canvassed as an organization. The C. V- R-, which h|s  been a large contributor to fye  fund, both as a eompany and Hy  its individual employees, will be  separately organized in Vancouver.  Mr. F. W. Peters,  general  superintendent of the C.  P.  R.  in British Columbia, with Mr_ *T.  S. Baxter, a former mayor, arid  Mr.  C.  O. Pennock  of  the  St.  John Ambulance Association, will  with  the chairman  of the campaign committee, Mr. W. F. Salsbury  of the  C.   P. R.,   draft ^a  circular letter to be used by the  big firms of the city in the solicitation of funds from its employees, .i  Mr. C. S. Meek of the British  Pacific Engineering & Construction Company; Mr. Jonathan Rogers of the Board of Trade: Mr  E. Lucas of the Bar Association;  Mr; J. Mahony, Provincial Government's   local. employees;   Mr.  F. W. Peters, general superintendent of the C. P. R.; Mr. fc.  G. Pennock, St.John-Ambulance  Association; Mr. T. S. Baxter,  president of the local brancK;  Mr. W. H. Morris, the Vancouver Bankers' Association; Reeve  W. Bridge of Richmond; Reeve  Harvey of Point Grey; Dr. F.  F. Wesbrook of. the provincial  university; Mr: J. :H. .JMeVeiy';  the labor organizations; Mr. it.  H. H. Alexander, the lumbermen;  Dr. G. S. Gordon of the Medical  Association; Reeve Gold of South  Vancouver and Mr. W, F. Salsbury, chairman of the campaign  committee, with the secretary Vof:  the Vancouver branch, atteucled  the fund meeting which was held  In the offices of the fund at ?&\\  Vancouver Block. X  Wasting a National  Force  A,prominent doctor of the United  utters a severe criticism of the.drinking habit of American girls, whom  he describes, speaking of the "better class "as '' coarse, immodest and  unfit for marriage." He says:  "The drink habit is growing among  our women, particularly among women  of the leisure class, but from shop-  maid to the pampered dame of society nearly every woman in New  York today takes her 'little nip.' The  punch bowl figures at social functions, and proud-pied belles dip freely  in it.'  "Cocktails and' highballs are everywhere and the wanton cordax has been  revived by dance-mad, up-to-date Bacchantes amid the familiarities of the  roof garden and the cabaret.  '' Girls of good families, with painted faces, mix freely in the throng.  Debutantes assert their right to drink'  wine and smoke cigarettes openly in  public places. We, -see them puffing  brazenly in the corridors of hotels.  I -have had a. number here in my  office; for treatment and young married women have been brought to me  in a frightful state of intoxication.  Today girls in their teens see no impropriety in drinking publicly with  n:-n companions, and we see a gawky  creature going along the streets with  n made-up face, a skirt to a little  below thX knees���������and you can't tell  till you pass her whether she is a girl  of 33 or her grandmother.".  "Don't you think that the New  York ��������� woman's desire to appear so  young is due to the New York man's  crude cult of the broilerVI I askel.  "If our tastes are as decadent as  you" believe, isn't it merely becau~e  wo strive to please?" "~  "Decadent is a good word," Dr.  Quackenbos replied. "The woman who  drinks to excess, who dresses like a  child instead of like the matron bf  30 or 35 as she is, is undoubtedly  decadent. Few men admire such a  type. The girl of today is a coarse,  boisterous, immodestly attired bon-  vivant, controlled by unworthy 'impulses and wholly unfit to fulfill her  function in the community as a character-former, a wife and a mother.  The national force that is wasting  today in America js woman."  Spouse Reformers  A Brooklyn husband confided to the  supreme court the other day that he  had "been unable to regenerate his  wife, make her more progressive or  inculcate a more social disposition in  her." ,  Whatever the shortcomings of the  woman in this case may be, I feel  very , sorry for her and for every  Other human being who gets in the  Way of the steam-roller of matrimonial  Teform. It is a rare man who does  not begin to improve his wife's manners and morals .and mode of dress  before tbe ink on the, marriage certificate is dry. It is, an- unusual wo-  nura who does not speak War wedding  vows ~ with the - mental reservation*  to /'change all the little, things in'  hia I don't like." _ ^  And, it is the natural human resistance to this steam-rollering process which makes the first year justify Stevenson's cynical observation  that "marriage is like life in this���������  it-is a field of battle and not a bed  of roses." Men in general seem to  prefer the factory-built, woman to the  rare hand-wrought creature of whom  there may be but one in^a generation. They want their evening clothes and their wives just exactly  alike.  If Mr. Brown discovers that Mrs^  Brown's nafure has a shade more daring than Mrs. Green's, .it is his tendency to think tbat Mr. Green may  "misunderstand" ��������� fatal word���������the  free, frank "spirit who ceased to have  any right to be free or frank the  moment she became Mrs. Brown. Mrs.  Brown cannot see why she should  model her own original and arftistic  nature on the Mrs. Greens who are  turned out by the grossN Nevertheless, her steam-roller husband gets  out his deadly mechanism of precept  and prohibitions, warnings and postmortems and proceeds to flatten all  her little graces and eccentricities until she is level and brown and monotonous as a  Kansas prairie.  The woman reformer is even-worse.  She snares a lion and expects him to  catch mice. She puts Pegasus to the  plow and complains because he does  not win blue ribbons in the horse  show any more. Delilah cuts Samson's  hair to make him look "like other  men," and then wonders why he complains about the soup. Alas! poor  Delilah! No one knows -this quite  so well as she, once her Samson's  locks are shorn and she has set him  to   grinding a  living  for her.  But the . male reformer knows no  regret. He looks upon his handiwork,  the poor, meek victim of domestic  "f rightfulness,", and he finds that it  is  good.  Friday, January 7, 1916.  ��������� GUT FREIGHT RATES  Household Goods packed and shipped to all parts of the world at a saving  you of from 25 per cent, to 45 per cent., owing to our improved method ������,  packing and superior shipping faculties.   For "Fireproof" Storage, Removal  in "Car Vans," High Grade Packing, or Shipping at "Cut Bates" see us  prompt, reliable and courteous service.  "WE KNOW HOW"  CAMPBELL$TORACE (OMPANY  Oldest and Largest in WESTrprreANADA  TrlONE SEYMOUR7360 0rreL857BEATTY_.*$TREET  Dr. J. W. McINTOSH  Alderman for Ward IV, is a  CANDIDATE FOR RE-ELECTION  FOR 1916  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  Office Phone:  G; Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Jlani|facturer8  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalsomining  Shop: 1065 Dunsmuir St.  Vancouver. B.C.  Your Vote and Influence respectfully solicited for  Thomas Duke  ���������AND  Walter Leek  License  ,  Commissioners  1916  Poole  an Exception  Meredith Nicholson, in a criticism  of. recent fiction published in the Atlantic Monthly, remarks that "there  are. few American novels of any period that ean tip tbe scale against the  ten best American short stories chosen for sincerity and workmanship."  "It would seem,'' he says, "that our  creative -talent is facile and true in  miniature studies, but shrinks from  an ampler canvas and a broader  brush." "Mr. Poole's new . novel,  The Harbur, is a striking exception to  the rule," he adds. Mr. Nicholson is  not the only critic who has called  attention to the greatness and importance  of Mr.  Poole's  theme;  Cold Weather Poultry Hints  Give your chickens WABM CHOP mixed with John Bull or Pratt's  Egg Producer. Our special DRY MASS ^ is excellent to keep fowls  healthy. " fc  MANGELS 60c per 100. lbs., substitute for green' feed. T   >  Shell, Bone, Obwcoal, Beef Scrap; .Etc., help to produce Hggs. Beep  theee always before them. w.     ' \^   ;     v-   , .'���������>, -*- -  VERNON^FEEPNCQv  -;    TBBW STORES:  Mount Pleasant,  Phones: 'Pairl 186 and Pair. 878.     ,"  49th and Fraser.  Phone: Fraser J75. -    ' , --���������      r ���������  Joyce St., Collingwood.   phone: Collingwood 153.  an>  1 ' Americfta Mineral Production  * Government estimates-of the mineral  production of -the Western States  shows a huge increase over 1914. In  these states alone the production shows  an increase in value of_ more than  $130,000,000 over the corresponding  figures for 1914, and the year's increase in output for the principal metals measured in value is more than  $250,000,000. Moreover, it is not unreasonable to expect that when the  full returns for all mineral products  are compiled- they -will show -that-  1915 was the country's most productive  year in tbe mining industry. The total may even reach 0 $2,500,000,000.  The figures for copper, iron and  zinc show the largest increase.  The copper mines passed all records for previous years, the 1915  output having a value of $236,000,000,  or $83,000,000 more than the value of  the production for 1914. The statistics  and estimates received place the output of blister and Lake copper at  1,365,500,000 pounds, or more than  120,000,000 pounds in excess of the  largest previous production and 18 per  cent., above last year's figures. Only  twice in the history of copper mining  has there been a larger increase in  quantity of metal produced.  The total shipments of iron ore  from the mines in the United States  in 1915 are estimated to have exceeded 55,000,000 gross tons, an increase  over 1914 of more than 38 per cent.  Based on the same price as received  in 1914 this represents an increase in  total value of about $27,645,000. The  increase in value of pig iron is estimated at 6,500,000 tons, With a total  increase in value of pig iron production  of   more than   $120,000,000.  The output of zinc (spelter) made  from domestic ores was larger than  ever before, being about 425,000 tons,'  worth $120,000,000, as compared with  343,418 tons in 1914, an increase of  about 82000 tons, or nearly 24 per cent  in quantity and of $85,000,000 in value  The output of refined pig lead from  domestic ores was: about 515,000 tons,  worth about $48,500,000, as compared  with 512,794 tons in .1914, an increase  of only 2500 tons in quantity, but of  $8,500,000, or 25 per cent in value.  The production of antimonial lead was  20,550 tons, as compared with 16,668  tons in 1914, an increase of 3,882  tons, or 23 per cent, in quantity and  an increase in value of nearly $2,000,-  000.  The annual preliminary estimates in  the production of gold, and' silver in  the United States are not yet complete  but early figures based on 'reports from  the mines indicate an increase in mine  production over tbat of 19,14 of more  than $7,000,000 in gold, principally-  from -Colorado, California, Alaska,  Montana and Idaho and an increase in  mine production of silver of fully 4,-  000,000 ounces, chiefly from Montna,  Utah and Arizona. This increase in  gold production may bring 1915 up to  the record year of 1909, when the  gold output was_nearly $100,000,000.. -  Quicksilver also has had its best  year in 1915. The quantity increased  25 per cent, over 1914, but the value  of the output more than doubled, owing to the much higher prices. The  estimated production was 20,681 flasks  of seventy-five pounds each, valued,  at the average price for the year���������  the highest in the last forty years���������  at $1,768,225. In value this domestic production was the highest since  1891 and in quantity the largest since  1912.  Sport Briefs.  The Champions will have a rest of  an entire week before their next  struggle. The schedule calls for the  Vancouvers to journey over to Victoria Friday night, but the game  is postponed until later on tlie season.  Next Tuesday night the Champions  will again entertain the Ariatrocrats  here. Should Seattle succeed in downing ; the Rosebuds Friday night it  will tighten  up  the race considerably.  Lehman was again a star. Time after time he turned shots aside which  seemed to have a billet in the nets.  Griffis and Patrick did not crowd  him at any stage, either and he had  his   eye on   the   puck  all the  time.  When tho Millionaires started the  season they; had five defense men on  the roster. Five defensemen are cumbersome, but two of the right variety,  i. e. Patrick and Griffis, will do  nicely.;  With Taylor, Mackay and Cook on  the line and going true to form,  the Millionaires will give the remaining clubs in the coast circuit many  an uneasy -moment. Mackay may not ,'J  be in fit shape to .play next Tues- (J  day,*' the local "leader having issued  instructions to remain at home until  completely   well..'     V


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