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The Western Call 1916-02-25

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 ������OA*>  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  T. J. Kearney  J M. McIntTM  Funeral Director  T. J. Kearney I Co.  Funeral   IMncton  At your service day and  night.  Moderate chances.  808 Broadway West  Plume: Fair. 1088  VOLUME VII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA^ ^FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25.  1916  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 42.  .eaving Out All Party Considerations the Interests of Vancouver and the Province at Large  equire That the Government's Programme Should Be Endorsed by the Election of the  Few Ministers.   An Effective Opposition Can Be Dected at the General Elections, Mean-  ime Let Us Help B. C. Forward By Supporting the Governments Progressive Measures:  [Workman's Compensation Act,   Agricultural  Credit Bill, Shipbuilding, Completion of the  Great Eastern Railway, A Payroll For British  MOUNT PLEASANT  The secretaries of all Clubs  and Associations (whether social, religious or political) as  well as private individuals, are  invited to send in any items of  general interest each week for  publication in these columns.  Copy may be sent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  Mrs.   J.   Albert   Milton,   855  [Broadway West, will receive this  (Friday) afternoon from 3 to 6,  [and not again this season.  Under thfe direction of Prof. J.  [Ainsley the choir of Mt. Pleasant Methodist   church  will give  I a concert on the evening of  March 21st, the last of the "Six  Intellectual Evenings" that have  been held in that church during  the past winter.  Mrs. Morton H. Thomas received on Wednesday afternoon  and evening at her home, 1650  Second avenue east, for the first  time since her marriage.  Tha executive of the Women's  Guild of Mount Pleasant Presbyterian church are making arrangements for a Daffodil Tea at  the home of Mrs. Mason, 106 8th  avenue east, on Thursday, March  9th.  On Tuesday evening next at 8  o'clock the regular executive  meeting of Ward V. Bed Cross  , association will be held at the  home, 316 Lee building/ At the  last meeting Mr. John Riding-  ton was elected secretary in place  of Mr. Crolley, who is going to  the front.  The  Western   Star Circle   of  Ward V. branch of the Bed Cross  Society met on Tuesday afternoon at the work-room, 752  Broadway Bast. They will meet  hereafter at that address every  second . and fourth Tuesday  Those desiring to help in Bed  Cross work will be given ah opportunity.  Under the auspices of the  Ward V. branch of the Woman's  Forum, a tea will be given at the  home of Mrs. J. B. Jackson, 131  12th avenue west, on Wednesday  afternoon, March 2, from 3 to 6.  Arrangements are being made  for an especially attractive musical program, and all ladies will  please accept this press invitation.  Several members of the customs staff, customs brokers and  friends held ;a very enjoyable  surprise party at the home of Mr.  W. W. Turnbull, 1211 15th ave.  east, on Friday evening last.  During the evening musical  items were rendered by Miss Edna Craig, Miss Elsie Jack, and  Mr. E. Kelly. Games and dancing  were also entered into with much  enthusiasm, the music for the  dancing being supplied by an orchestra under the capable direction of Mr. Frank Bolney. Those  present were: Mr. and Mrs. D.  Leith, Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Duffy,  Mr. and Mrs. F. Bolney, Mr. and  Mrs. W. Green and Mr, and Mrs.  G. Gallaher, Misses Edna La-  Casse, Frances Tremlett, Edna  Craig, Flossie McDoUgall, Lucy  Phillips, Elsie Jack, Josephine  McDonald, Grace Tupper, Blanche Keeping, Florence Keeping  and Hazel Turner; Messrs. E.  Kelly, VW: P, Tremlett. F. Jam-  ieson, F. W. Gallagher, S. J  Woodman, W. McLean, E. Werner and S. P. Davis.  SOUTH VANCOUVER  The   United   Mission  services  for Riverview centre are being  held this week in Riverview  Presbyterian church, corner Sixty-fifth and George streets.     ;  On Friday evening last a number of the young friends of Mr.  A. J. Ainsley, 125 8th avenue  east, gathered at his home to give  him a surprise party. The evening  was pleasantly spent in music,  games and dancing, and everyone  present voted the affair a huge  success. Among, those present  were Misses M. Fawcett, C.  Stewart, E. Copeland, N. Rowe,  E. Garvin, M. Siddons, E. Caswell, M. Cairns, M. Ainsley, V.  Ainsley and" Miss Pollard, and  Messrs. H. Simm, C. McLean, S.  Black, C. E. Smitheringale, A.  Ruffele and C. Clark.  One of the pioneers of Mount  Pleasant and incidentally of the  city passed away on Sunday last  in the person of Mrs. James Foster, 234 10,th avenue east. Mrs.  Foster was born in Prince Edward Island 74 years ago, and  has been a resident of Vancouver  for twenty-three years, twenty-  two of which were spent in Mt.  Pleasant. Mrs. Foster was the  mother of eight children, four  boys ^ and four girls. Four of  these children are living in Vancouver at present, Mrs. J. H.  Spurr, Mrs. Fred Murray, Mr. H.  X3rF6ster^h~d"MrrJainesV"'"GJftr-  field Foster. Her husband, Mr.  Isaac Foster also survives her.  The funeral was held from the  Mt. Pleasant undertaking parlors  on Monday afternoon at 2 o 'clock  Rev. A. E. Mitchell officiating.  PREMIER BOWSER CLOSES  BY-ELECTION CAMPAIGN   4, *        " "*     .  B'af ore a mixed audience of approximately 3000 people in  the Orpheum Theatre and the auditorium of the Vancouver  Hotel Hon. W. J. Bowser closed the Conservative by-election  campaign) last night by an earnest appeal for confidence in  the ability of tha new administration to live up to its watchword, "Courage with Caution.'"  While the Premier spoke chiefly on behalf of Hon. C. E.  Tisdall, Minister of Public Works, who is seeking re-election  tomorrow, he, nevertheless, took advantage of ttoe occasion to  outline briefly the policy of his government, and asked for  the support of the electors during the coming period of transition from tbe old to the new , He wanted men of tried  ability and with a record as his associates in the government.  The Premier reviewed briefly the financial situation in  the province and showed that the bonded debt of British Columbia was quite in keeping with that of the rest of Canada,  and that the rate of interest compared very favorably even  with that of the Anglo-French loan.  Speaking--of th������ -Liberal criticism of the government's  land policy Premier Bowser reminded his audience that when  a Liberal bought land in thfe province he was an investor,  while if a Conservative bought it he was a speculator.  Hon. 0.-IB. Tisdall. who preoeded the Premier, spoke at  considerable length on the comparison of conditions in British  Columbia and the prairie provinces, showing tbat the "blue  ruin" cries which nad been sent up throughout the country  had little substantiation in actual fact.  Hon. A. C. Plumerfejt, Minister of Finance, also addressed the meeting on the condition in British Columbia from a  financial man's viewpoint.  - : AU speakers^were received with: great applause on their  appearance, the Premier's reception amounting to an ovation.  At the Hotel Vancouver Mr. Robert Gassidy, &. 0., and Mr.  Alex. Lucas, M.P.P., also addressed the audience the majority of whom were ladies.  A    recommendation    of   the  health committee that men employed by the relief department  be paid at the rate of $2 per day  was endorsed by the council on  Tuesday and will go into force  immediately.  The usual 20 per cent, rebate  on water rates allowed up to the  end of February is causing great  activity in the water department, where the collector reports  that the rates are coming in almost as well as last year.  The anniversary entertainment  given by the three Vancouver  lodges of the Knights of Pythias  and the order of the Pythian Sisters in the K. P. Hall last Monday evening to celebrate the  fifty-third anniversary of the  founding of the order was a decided success. Mr. R. A. Murphy acted as chairman, and a  short program of music and addresses was followed by refreshments and dancing. The D.O.O.K.  Orchestra furnished the music,  and among those contributing to  the program were Messrs. S. McPherson, W. McGregor, C. E.  Smitheringale, J. McAllister, and  G. C. Miller, the grand vice chancellor. An unusually large crowd  was in attendance.  The special services being held  every evening (except Saturday)  at the Mt. Pleasant Baptist  church are so full of God's presence and power that all other  activities are secondary. Never  in the history of. the church has  there been such an awakening  amongst their own church members, and many outsiders are able  to sing with joy and thanksgiving one of the many favorites  "Since Jesus Came into My  Heart."  Next ,; Sunday the pastor will  preach at both services. His  morning message "A vision of  judgment and of Cleansing."  Evening message; "Christ's Way  of Dealing with Labor Troubles." Sunday evening service begins at 7.15; led by Mr.  Horton; and every evening from  Monday to Friday at 7.45. Come  and help in this part of the service.  Thursdajr afternoon at 2.30 p.  m. there will be a mass meeting  for women only. Let everybody  come no matter what church you  belong V to. This meeting is for  church members and non-church  members. A special message and  good singing.  A   recent  innovation   at   the  Mount Pleasant Methodist church  is the half hour recital and song  service immediately preceding  the   regular services on  Sunday  evening;    Rev. R. O. MacBeth delivered  an interesting address to the Y.P.  S.C.E. of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church   on  Monday   evening  Alexander Review No. 7, Wo  men's Benefit Association of the  Macabees, held their regular  meeting in the K. P. Hall on  Tuesday evening Mrs. Wilson  was in the chair, and an unusually large number were in attendance, including several visitors from the other reviews. A  guessing contest was held at the  close of the evening., Mrs. Shick  capturing the prize. It was decided that the ladies' of ..the several reviews will assist in the  Patriotic   fund   campaign. A  whist drive and dance will be  held by Alexander Review No. 7  in the same hall on Tuesday  evening,   March   8.      '      ���������  A subscription list headed by  Mr. B. T.Rogers with a cheque  for $50 has been started in aid  of the work being carried on by  Relief Officer Pleming, according  to a: communication received by  the) council on Tuesday from  George M. Waterfall, president  of the Guild of St. Elizabeth. In  accepting the cheque, a resolution  of thanks to Mr. Rogers was  passed by the council.  The   Ward   II.    Conservative  Club, at a well attended meeting  on Tuesday evening, decided to  change the date of its regular  monthly meeting from the second and fourth Tuesday to the  first and third Tuesday. It was  also decided to arrange for a discussion on the workmen's compensation bill of March 7, and to  invite prominent speakers to ex  plain the provisions of the bill.  Interesting "addresses were given  at the meeting by Mr. C. Stuart  Campbell and Mr. R. L. Maitland  which were listened to attentively by the audience.  In presenting a petition signed by 500 people to the council  on Tuesday evening, asking for  the reinstatement of Fire Chief  Lester, Mr. B. T. Toons declared  that traces of ex-Reeve Gold's  work could be found in the action of the council in dismissing  the chief, and hinted that the  resolution was the work of. the  ex^reeve "wOTkin^^^hrou^hTWme  of the councillors. He also said  that had there been more time  the petition would have been  signed by thousands of residents  of the municipality, as every person approached had been quite  willing to sign it.  Three offenders against the  Motor Act appeared before Magistrate Johnston on Tuesday  and were fined $5 and costs.  Orie L. Archer of Westminster  had no number on his car. Ern-  est Shaw had neither number nor  rear light and William Eadie had  no rear light.  The fine weather has brought  a reduction in the daily number'  of cases of measles reported to  the health department, the average number per day now being  about five as compared with  over 20 per day during January  and the first few days of Feb-,  ruary. -  Municipal    Clerk   Springford  has been instructed by the council to intimate to the B. C. Electric Company that settlement of.  the municipality's liability to the  company, amounting to .$18,755,  will be made on or before May 1,  and that interest at the rate of  five per cent, per annum will be  paid from now till that date.  Rev.  Dr.  Seager, principal of  St. Mark's Hall, will preach in  All Saints' church at evensong  on Sunday next.  An interesting address on Women and War Work was given  on Wednesday afternoon by Miss  Helen Guttridge of Vancouver at  the regular meeting of the Central South Vancouver Branch of  the Red Gross Society held at the  headquarters, Thirty-fifth avenue  and Victoria Drive. After hearing  the reports of the sewing and  knitting committees, the branch  decided to hold its meetings on  the third Wednesday of the  month as the Central Depot has  expressed a wish to receive shipments before the end of the  month. After the business of the  branch had been concluded and  Miss Guttridge had given her address a social time was spent  while tea was served.    <=-���������  Ex-Councillor Campbell appeared before the council as the  ex-chairman of thefire and liglit  committee to protest against the  retirement of the fire chief, on  tlie ground that reasons should  certainly be given for such a  step. In regard" to the. sewerage work, he suggested that an  inventory of all stock should be  taken in view of the fact that  almost all the sewerage money  had been spent. He thought that  the council should not incur any  further responsibility by. borrowing money, but that instead the  unpaid taxes owed by the absentee landlords of South Vancouver should be collected. No  attempt should be made to protect these, as they were speculators and the municipality gained nothing from them. Large  syndicates, he said, owed great  .sums of money for taxes and  should be made to pay.  The reeve answered that the  council did not propose to float  any more loans or bring in any  more money bylaws. In regard  to the sewerage work, he said  Mr. Campbell's suggestion was a  good one.  M. Marega, tbe sculptor, whose  work is so well known in Vancouver, paid a visit to the Collingwood EibraryT He wasHparti-  cularly pleased with some of the  art books there, and which he  said must prove useful to art  students in times to come, when  the war is over and art classes  develop in every part of South  Vancouver. As a mark of his  appreciation of the Collingwood  Institute and library M. Marega  has presented to the institute a  fine medallion of King Edward  VII., which will hang in a conspicuous place among some other  artistic decorations which have  recently been added to the library.  "Be warned, in- time  for big  fire "in Kalenberg Hall by explosion Friday night. I know about  it   and'don't .-want   babies hurt  and am going out of this city tonight so they won't know I put  you on." This was the communication mailed on February  16th  to the office of Fire Chief Lester,  and which caused  the  postponement   of   the   cantata,  "Britannia's Reception," which was    to  have been given by the children  of South Vancouver soldiers and  sailors   at  Kelanberg  Hall     last  Friday night.    The   decision   to  postpone the concert was arrived  at   too late   to   prevent   a large  crowd of people gathering at the  hall, to their evident disappointment. Many people believed the  warning to be a hoax perpetrated  by   some   spiteful person  in the  neighborhood. THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, February 25, 19161  The story of a journey through  Turkey, from' a. Mediterranean  port to Constantinople, is told in  the January bulletin of the Board  of Commissioners for Foreign  Missions by a member of the  party who made the journey.  The journey to Constantinople  hogan on a Monday morning, a  few weeks ago. The first stop  was a little village where the  party had to remain three hours.  While there the travelers went to  the home of a young Armenian  woman, the wife of an Armenian  physician who had a year before  gone to the front as a member  of the Medical Corps of the Turkish Army. The fact that her husband was at the front for Turkey and ministering to Turkish  wounded and sick did not save  this young woman and her two  little children from exportation  by the Turkish authorities. While  the travelers were in this woman's home the Turks came, ordered her and the children to  leave, and then plundered the  house.  Heartrending Scenes  "It was one of the saddest  hours I ever lived through,"  says the person who tells the  story, "and we knew that in  hundreds of other homes in that  very town the same* heartrending scenes might be witnessed.  The courage of that little woman who knew she must take  her two babies and face starvation and death, with them! Her  smile was like, a beacon in that  mud, village, where hundreds  were doomed. Her husband was  far away, ministerm,-* to those  who were sending her and her  babies to  destruction.  "It is the slow massacre of our  entire race," said one woman.  "It is worse than massacre," replied a man.  "The town crier went through  the streets of the village crying out that any one who helped  the Armenians in any way. gave  them food, money or anything,  would be beaten and cast into  prison. To help them we could  do nothing; we were powerless  to sfive their  lives.  Treated Worse Than Cattle  "Hardly had we left the town  when we began to meet one  train after another, crowded,  jammed with these poor people  beingcarried away to some spot  where no food could be obtained.  At, every station we stopped we  came side by side with one of  these trains. It was made up of  cattle cars, and the faces of lit-  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  'X  .   '    '������������������' '���������''���������/       ���������  =NEVERAGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  __���������_^^__-____������_________^___n������^OTamM���������M1MMMMMM  IiOTS  Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St., formerly  held at $4,500, "for $1,600, on terms.  Kitsilano���������Two 33 ft. lots, cleared,  on llth  Avenue,  for  merly held at $1,200 each,  for $350  each.  Strathcona Heights���������50 ft. lot, magnificent view, on 25th  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������Fine high lot, near 17th Avenue and Laurel St.,  assessed  at  $300,   for  $90.00.   .',-...  Point Grey���������33 ft. lot on the hill near 22nd and Dunbar  St., a great  buy at  $350.  Fair-view���������50 ft. lot oh llth Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300*   Sell for $900. X  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 Aye. and Gilley  ���������=--tX -Avenue "on'the^hiU," fine .'"view; southerh^expdsure7rfor  $225.00. X!  ACREAGE  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Bumble Boad, on the sunny southern slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150. On terms.  Lulu Island���������4 acres at Garden City, cleared, richest of  soil. Cost owner $320 per acre 8 years ago. Sell the. 4  acres for $700.00.  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under  cultivation.   Cost $300 per acre.   The whole for $650.  Gibson's Landing���������10 Acres on the Government Boad, 3  miles from the Landing. Good land. Creek running  through,.all  for $350.00.  Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B.  C. E.  R. near   Jubilee   Station.   A   grand   property   with   a  .,-���������''    great future, improved.   $35,000 was one time refused  for   this same   property.   Can   be   bought   today   for  $6,500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres ol the very best soil, 21-2 miles  north of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing. Owner paid over $500 per acre as a subdi  vision proposition. Sell to-day for $100 per acre on  terms.  Burnaby���������13-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  HOUSES  Point Grey���������On Wilson Road carline, neat little 3-room  cottiige, 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 $9,0,00. Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, full 50 ft. lot, on 10th Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 7 1-2 per cent,  mortgage.  Fairview���������8 rooms and one on the 3rd floor, hot water  heat, garage, nice grounds, on llth Ave., near Yukon  Street. Formerly held at $10,000. Sell now for $6,000  on terms. .  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St. West Phone Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  tie children were looking out  from behind the liny, barred  windows of each car. The side  doors wore open* and one could  plainly see old men and oil women, young mothers with liny  babies, men, women and children all huddled together���������human beings treated worse than  cattle are treated.  "About 8 o'clock that evening  we came to a station where stood  one of these trains. The Armenians told us that they had been  in the station for three days, with  no food. They said the Turks  forbade them buying food. At  the end of each train was a car  of Turkish soldiers, ready to  drive the poor people on when  they reached the desert, or to  whatever place they were being  taken.  Babies Thrown   Into   River  "They told us that twenty babies had been thrown into a river  as a train crossed, thrown by tlie  mothers themselves who could  not bear to hear their little ones  crying for food when there was  no food to give them. One woman gave birth to twins in one  of these crowded cars, and crossing a river she threw, both her  babies and then herself into the  water. Those who could not pay  to ride in these cattle cars were  forced to walk. All along the  road, as our train passed, we  saw them walking slowly - and  sadly along, driven from their  homes like sheep to the slaughter.  "A German officer was on the  train with us, and I asked him  if German^ had anything to do  with this exile, for I thought it  was the most brutal thing that  had ever happened. He said,  'You can't object to exiling a  race; it's only the way the  Turks are doing it which is bad.'  He said he had just come from  the interior himself and had seen  the most terrible sights he ever  saw in his life. 'Hundreds of  people were walking over the  mountains, driven by soldiers.,  Many were, dead and dying by  the roadside. Old women and little children too feoble to walk  were strapped to the sides of  donkeys. Babies lay dead in the  road. Human life "was thrown  away everywhere.  "Another man on the train  said that in one train he was in  the mothers begged him to take  their children, to save them from  such a death. He said that an  Armenian,!, a leading business man  in ���������������������������; told him that he would  rather kill his four daughters  with? VhisXTwh"'Band"than-see the  Turks take them from him. This  Armenian was made to leave  his home, his business and all he  had, and started off with his family to walk to whatever place the  Turks desired to exile him.  POLISH   VILLAGE   FOUND  IN ASIA MINOR  Hundreds of miles from Pol  and, in Turkish territory, not  far from the Black Sea and the  Bosporus, there is a Polish village. It has been there for sixty  years. But the news of its existence will come as a surprise  both to the world at large and  to the Polish Poles of Poland.  The village was "discovered"  recently by a German journalist,  the correspondent, of a Berlin  newspaper, who was watching  the fighting at the Dardanelles.  He "sandwiched in between his  dispatches describing death and  destruction on the Gallipoli Peninsula an interesting description  of this peaceful and forgotten  bit of old Poland under the title of "A Polish Island."  The village was founded back  in the '50s of the last century  during the Crimean war. Among  the Russian soldiers fighting in  the Crimea against the British  and French and Turks were some  from Russian Poland. Of these a  number were captured by the  Turks and taken to Scutari, opposite    Constantinople,    in Asia  Minor. There some Polish noble-,  men, bitter enemies of * Russia,  found these men and hit upon  the idea of emancipating this  handful of their fellow-countrymen from the control of Russia. Foremost among these noblemen was Prince Adam Czartor-.  isky. a very wealthy man, who,  from his own pocket and out of  funds collected by him from  other Poles who hated Russia,  purchased lands in Asia Minor  from Turkish owners and there  established the Polish prisoners  in a village of their own.  On that spot the prisoners and  their descendants have continued  to live to this day. When the  German journalist visited the village he found a few of the original colonists still living. The  villagers, he writes, are genuine  Poles still speaking their native  tongue. The noblemen who founded the village fetched the wives  of many of the prisoners from  Poland when the village was first  started and their offspring have  intermarried among themselves,  thus preserving the purity of  their race. NoT one of them, says  the German writer, has married  a Turk or even learned the Turkish language that is spoken on  every side of this little "Polish  Island."  HOUSES  WANTED  We Sre having numerous inquiries for six and seven room houses,  both furnished and unfurnished, in all parts of the city. List your  vacant house with us and we will endeavor to secure a tenant.  RENTAL   DEPARTMENT  North West Trust Company, Limited  SOO-RICHARDS   STREET  PHONE, SET.   7467  at  Sovereign Radiators  Artistic in design.  Perfect in finish.  Made in Canada.  Taylor-Forbes Co.  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  EARL KITCHENER  NOT AN IRISHMAN  With reference to an article  in the Western Call of February  11, entitled "Kitchener's Name  Worth Millions," one of our  readers has sent us a very interesting clipping from the Weekly  Dispatch (England) showing  that although born in Ireland  through the accident of his father being stationed there, Lord  Kitchener belongs to the village  of Lakenheath. Sufford.  "In the usual Vwrpng-headed-  ness of things," it says, "all  sorts of people have tried to  make out that Lord Kitchener is  an Irishman because���������like' the  Duke of Wellington���������he happened to be born in Ireland through  the accident of his father having  been stationed there."  "The truth is that Lord Kitchener is of Suffolk yeoman stock  through and through. He really  belongs to this little village of  Lakenheath, where his father's  family had been settled for over  200 years. He is Suffolk on his  mother's side, too. The Cheval-  liers had been Suffolk for generations, despite their French  name. JfeXsJSu^  descendent from, the Robinsons  who wese originally farmers in  Eriswell, the very next village to  Lakenheath.  "Moreover, Lord Kitchener has  shown a tenderness for this little village of Lakenheath, that  comes from him with' a peculiar  grace. He has himself given hundreds of pounds for the. repair  of the old village church, and of  the churchyard, where his fore-  fathers lie side by side with the  good-folk of. Lakenheath that  died all "in sure and certain  hope." There is no splendid mausoleum ; just the simple grass-  grown graves, with mossy, plain-  cairven stones at head and foot.  "There are, in all, eleven of  Lord Kitchener's forebears at  rest in Lakenheath churchyard.  In their own homely fashion the  gravestones tell each story well  enough "Hare lyeth"���������so runs  the first of them���������"the body of  Thomas Kitchener, who came  from Biristed, in Hampshire, in  the year 1693, an agent to ye  Hohble, Sir Nicholas Stuart,  Bart., and dep. this life April ye  5th, 1731, aged 65 years." The  Thomas Kitchener who thus migrated into Suffolk as a young  man of twenty-seven won���������as  tradition goes���������-the respect of the  whole countryside. He may be  considered as to all intents and  purposes, the founder of the Kitchener family.  ESTABLISHED 1886  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds (Canadian),  yielding from  5 per  cent,  to  7 per cent.  Bents and Mortgage Interests collected.  Investments made on First Mortgage and Estates managed under personal supervision.  Insurance���������Fire, Life, Accident, Marine, Automobile, Employers '   Liability. .  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What We May See in the Advertising Columns of European  Newspapers  For Sale���������My royal palace at  Athens, Greece. Centrally located  midway between Teutonic Alliance and Triple Entente. Superb view of trouble in all directions. Beautifully furnished  with multi-colored cabinets and  rocking throne. Hot water all the  time. Apply Constantine King,  Athens,-Greece.  Will the person^ wearing uniform of German Field Marshal  who picked up my crown from  street in Nish, kindly return to  me. Reward. No questions asked.  Peter Karageorgeovitch, Saloniki.  The Western Call, $1.00 per year.  King, long experience, fully  conversant with royal etiquette,  wants employment at old job as  Prince, Duke, or even Marquis.  References, King Victor Emmanuel III. of Italy. Write or call  on Nicholas of Montenegro,  Lyons, France.  Lost���������A valuable offensive.  Last seen headed toward Calais,  binder please return to W. Bohen-  zollern, Potsdam, Germany. Reward.  Possibly  We presume that the English Xsailoris in= "the ' North "SeaT  as they steam past the places  where the German fleet lies  hidden, yell: "Come, on out;  the water's   fine!" "'  A Slip of the Lip  I hear that Florence has broken her engagement with you, old  fellow, said Ed.  "Yes," replied Frank.  "Well. I'm certainly sorry,"  said Ed. "Why did she break  it?"  "Merely because I stole a kiss.'  "What!" cried Ed. "she must  be erazy to object to having her  fiancee steal a  kiss  from  her."  "Well," explained Frank, "the  trouble was I didn't steal it from  her."  Howell���������I owe you a thrashing-,  Powell���������You will never live  to pay your bills.  Jones���������Was the public dinner  you went to a success?  White���������It. was the best dinner  T ever attended. Every speaker  who was down for a speech on  the program had tonsilitis.  A Yankee clinched his argument Avith an Englishman as to  the relative size of the Thames  and  the   Mississippi   by saying ���������.  "Why look here, mister, there  ain't enough water in the whole  of the Thames to make a gargle  for the mouth of the Mississippi." X.  Friday, February 25, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  India's Loyality to Great Britain  3  There is one feature of the pre  -$nt European conflict that must  [aye brought unallayed joy and  pride to the heart of the. British  Umpire. That  is   the   wonderful  !ally,   the   spontaneous uprising  f the various peoples and Prinzes of India in defense of Britain.  There is little doubt that the  (Germans   believed   the self-gov-  srning dominions of. Canada, Aus-  ralia,  New   Zealand  and  India  would  not   hold   together under  Ithe   shock of   the   present   war  [crisis.     That  the outcome    has  been a source of amazement and  disappointment to Germany,   no  (one can deny.  Messages of Loyalty  At the outbreak of the war,  messages of loyalty and offers of  assistance poured in upon the  Viceroy from tribe after tribe and  state after state throughout the  length and breadth of India.  Great Britain accepted. India's  offer because she could not well  have refused it, because a refusal would have chilled the enthusiasm of eveiy Indian under British rule. The magnificence of  the offer, however, made every  Englishman rub Jiis eyes in astonishment.  Previous to the outbreak of the  war there had been considerable  [ unrest   in    India.    Assassination  and bomb throwing had found a  place among the weapons of political agitation. There had been  popular protests against the  government, a boycott of certain British imports, and a steady  advance toward violence in certain sections, even extending as  far as the proposed assassination  of the Viceroy.  War Brings' Crisis  Then came the war and the  amazing demonstrations of which  I have spoken. England's danger was proving, indeed, India's  opportunity���������but to help, not to  harm. It seemed after all as  though England had not labored  in vain. The great native Princes  ���������over a third of India, one must  remember, is ruled directly by  native potentialities���������with their  instant and unstinted offers of  aid; the educated classes, from  whose ranks had come the most  formidable opponents of British  rule but who were now the very  first to profess a fervent loyalty, and the vast mass of the people who found a thousand ways  of testifying to their faith in the  justice and integrity of their  British governors and their devotion to the Crown���������all gave the  lie to the suspicion that in a crisis India might fail and even  tuirn against the mother land.  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM PAY  TO DAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH-AN OFFENCE  TOYQUR FRIENDS?  If the dread of pain or yow inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged by other dentists has  hitherto prevented you having your teeth attended to, listen to my message.  DENTISTRY AS I PRACTICE IT  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OF PAIN  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MY PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure am I of Oralthesia and its certain results, I say  to all  my patients:  "IP IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  And in comparison to the high prices charged by others  in my profession MY prices are, in keeping with the  HIGH quality of my work and the materials which I use,  exceedingly low.  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. Glendon Moody  Vancouver's  Pioneer  Dentist  Dawson Block  Cor. Hastings and Main Sts.  Phone Seymour 1566  Vancouver ������s  Painless  Dentist  Reconciled to. British Rule  Without denying that the unrest of recent years had been genuine arid, deep-esated, it really  looked, when the pinch came, as  though India' as a whole was  reconciled to British. rule .and  preferred Britain with all her  faults, and stupidities, to any \  other claimants. India, therefore,  was not neutral." India was passionately partisan. With all  grudges and, divisions laid aside,  India'closed up her ranks and  took her, stand side by side with  Great Britain as a single, thrilling unit. The spectacle made  many an Englishman wonder  what his country had done to deserve so moving a tribute of devotion and how, it could be repaid.  Tranquil, Loyal and Determined  India, after eighteen months of  the war, is tranquil, loyal and as  determined as ever to contribute  her uttermost to the victory of  Great Britain. There have been,  it is true, several disturbing incidents, some of the most serious of which have been hatched  and organized by the Indian revolutionaries in California; and  there is also a certain amount of  unrest in Bengal and the Punjab.  But there has been nothing to  cause, for example, the War  Office in London the slightest embarrassment or anxiety There  has been nothing in the nature  of that general rising for which  the Germans have hoped and  worked. y  India throughout has remained  admirably resolute and admirably constant. She. has more than  redeemed the protestations of  loyalty made when the war began. She has appreciated and reciprocated the frank and trusting  spirit in which those avowals  were accepted by the British government at their full face value.  As for the native troops themselves who have been fighting not  merely Britain's but India's battles in Flanders, in Mesopotamia,  in the Gallipoli Peninsula, in  Egypt, and in East Africa, under the most trying conditions,  beneath alien skies and with unfamiliar weapons I and devices,  British military opinion at any  rate can hardly praise them too  highly. /  Work of German Spies  . The German residents in India  have engaged in the sort of revolutionary agitation and spying propaganda which they have  practiced elsewhere. They have  tried to seduce the native troops  and they have particularly worked for all it was worth the entrance of. Turkey into Ihe war"as  a reason why the Mohammedans  of India should desert the British cause. It has all been in  vain. The Indian peoples meditate no change of rulers. If  they did,* the last person they  would dream of installing on the  throne of King George would be  the Kaiser. The British may not  be the most sympathetic and ingratiating rulers in the world,  but even the most rabid Indian  extremist would agi*ee that they  are probably better than the Germans. -  This war, which is changing  everytbing, is bound to leave an  unett'aceable mark on the relations between India and Britain  and on the position of India in  the general scheme of the British Empire.  VANCOUVER'S WOMAN  POLICE CONSTABLE  One of the riiost popular and  successful women workers of the  city is Mrs. L. D. Harris, the first  woman police officer to be appointed here four years ago, by  the wish of the various women's  societies. Although Mrs.* Harris's  early work met with much opposition, on account of the position  being a new one to her sex, results have proved that the appointment was a desirable one in  every way, and the condition of  delinquent women and girls during their stay in the city gaol  lias much improved.  Few women could be found  more capable of fulfilling the arduous duties of woman police  officer and matron than Mrs.  Harris. To the unfortunate women who face the police court  with the conviction that their self  respect is gone, she has very frequently been an inspiration and  a living encouragement, and  many such women have been impelled to make one more stand  for a normal position in the  world.  Mrs. Harris has: tried to find  the good points which she'Claims  are. ever present in everyone, and  to develop them. She feels certain  that frequently the delinquents  are not directly to blame but are  the unfortunate victims of circumstances.  Mrs. Harris is assisted in her  work by Miss Boyd, and together  they are the moving spirits in  many of. the entertainments arranged by the police. Mrs. Har-]  ris is the widow of a physician  of note, and came to Vancouver  seven years ago from Yarmouth,  Nova Scotia.  NO  RED  CROSS  AUXILIARY NO. 1  Some idea of financial conditions  in Mexico at present may be  gained by the prices on a Pullman buffet menu with which travelers on Mexican railways are  confronted. The prices, of  course, are in Mexican currency,  but they are startling, nevertheless. Here are some of the items:  Chicken   Soup    : $100  Corned beef hash     120  Two boiled eggs '  100  Cold ham  160  Sandwiches     60  Bread and butter     40  Coffee     40  Tea   ...  .'.     60  Drink of whisky or beer     80  Ginger   ale  100  Cigars, two for     100  For' the information of the  public as well as in the interest  of'; the society, the Vancouver  branch of the Canadian Red  Cross Society wish to inform the  public that there is no such organization, which has the: sanction of the Red Cross ^Society,  as that which purports to de-  cribe itself as Soldiers Material  Comforts. Ward One Auxiliary.  In the conduct of raffles or the  holding of entertainments or in  the making up of garments or  otherwise engaging in Red Cross  activity, the latter fund or organization is in no way associated  with the Red Cross Society, directly or indirectly.  The Red Cross Society in this  city-has its various ward branches and its several auxiliaries, but  there is no Red Cross unit of the  designation of. Ward One Auxiliary or of Auxiliary No. 1. The  local branch also has its sever-  al funds which it describes as  its Material Fund and General  Fund, the former fund being for  contributions, given to purchase  materials locally and the General  Fund for contributions to be forwarded to headquarters, but it  has no fund known as the Soldiers'   Material   Comforts Fund.  Since its formation the Vancouver branch has consistently  followed a policy of protecting  the public from the misleading or  fraudulent use of the Red Cross  so far as lay in its power. As  part of this policy the society  has from the outset adopted the  rule that no collectors should be  permitted to make collections  from the public by a door to  door collection in the name of  the society. If circumstances  should at any time justify such  a method of collecting money the  course to be followed would be  to authorize responsible persons  in writing with the signatures of  the several officers of the society.  The society does not permit the  raffling of articles in aid of the  fund by private individuals, but  raffles are conducted only by the  ward branches and auxiliaries  with the sanction for the holding  of such raffles from the central  office.  Two-Number Service Between  VANCOUVER AND  NEW WESTMINSTER  RAPID   FIRE  TELEPHONING  In line with the progressive policy of this Company, two-number service will be inaugurated between  Vancouver (including North Vancouver, Collingwood, Fraser and Eburne) and New Westminster. *  ��������� ���������  , This is the same kind of service that prevails between Vancouver and Eburne, North Vancouver, etc.  You do not have to ask for long distance; simply  give the number to the operator and  "HOLD THE PHONE"  You may get a particular party as heretofore by  calling Long Distance.  Remember this service starts SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26th.  British Columbia Telephone  Company, Limited  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,    .MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. O.  OLD-TIMERS HONOR  LATE THOS. CUNNINGHAM  Among the many old-timers  and friends of the late Thomas  Cunningham who attended the  funeral services at the Mount  Pleasant Methodist church on  Saturday afternoon were several  of his former colleagues of the  provincial fruit department. The  other governmental departments  were also fully represented. Preceding the., funeral service at the  church a private service was held  at the family residence on Seventh Avenue West.  ��������� The Loyal Orange^ Order,- of  which the late Mr. Cunningham  had been a prominent member  all his life, was well represented  in the large attendance of members from the different lodges  in the city. The request had been  sent out by the family asking  that no flowers be sent, but several floral tributes had been  forwarded by many friends, one  of which was from Premier W. J.  Bowser: others from the agricultural department, the Grand  Orange Lodge of British Columbia, the Mount Pleasant Methodist Church, the British Columbia Fruit Growers' Association, the staff of the provincial  fruit inspector's office, the staff  of the B. C. Refinery, and several other wreaths and crosses.  The pallbearers included Detective Inspector John Jackson  and Supt. D. Donaldson, of the  Industrial School, both of them  representing the Loyal Orange  Order. Messrs. Daniel Gavet, W.  J. Graham and W. H. Lyne, all  members of the Vancoiiver staff  of the fruit inspection department, and _vlr. R,. G. Clarke, a  former associate in the Vancouver office, Avho is now government inspector under the Dominion government.  Hon. C. E. Tisdall represented  the government, and Deputy Minister Mr. W. E. Scott, the department of agriculture. The B.  C.   Fruit   Growers'   Association  was represented by its president,  Mr. W. C. Ricardo. The services  at the church were conducted by  Rev. Dr. Sipprell, who referred  to the splendid work performed  by the late Mr. Cunningham  both in church and official circles. Interment took place in the  family plot in Mountain View  cemetery.  Much of the preliminary work  has been done on the proposed  new arsenal for the Greek navy,  which is to replace the present  arsenal at Salamis. The cost ot  the new establishment is estimated "at ^,000^00(1 The XvorTTXT  being carried out under the direction of British engineers.  The English Language contains  approximately 600,000 words. But  of this total nearly one-half are  scientific terms seldom met outside of textbooks and archais and  obsolete words. The vocabulary  of the New Standard Dictionary  of the English language aggregates almost 450.000 words. It  is estimated that about 160,000,-  000 people speak the English  language  at  the  present time.  Teakwood is being used in India for general purposes in house  and ship building, for bridges,  railway sleepers, furniture and  shingles. It is also used much for  carving, the Burmese carved teak  being  especially noted.  Teak has in the past been used  to some extent for gun carriages, but it is not at present considered well adapted for this purpose, as it has been found that it  splits too readily to be thoroughly valuable in artillery work.  Teak is strongly and characteristically scented, is of. oily texture, and the surface feels  greasy to the touch. Teak logs  when first cut will not float. The  wood darkens with age, and after a number of years becomes almost black. THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, February 25, 1916.  THE WESTERNS ALL  PUBLISHED  EVERY FRIDAY  ,;X ':'.,���������������������������'���������'"By the V   r ,  McConnells, Publishers,;. Limited  Head Office:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, .B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont .1140  Subscription: One Dollar a Tear in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  THE REAL ISSUE  Eliminating the politicians' desires, the mud slinging, scolding  and criticism, the issue before the  city of Vancouver in the present  elections is a simple one.  The Liberals demand that Mr.  M. A. Macdonald should be elected to give an opposition to the  government. Sifted down that  is the essence of their argument.  The Conservatives make the  claim that Hon. C. E. Tisdall  should be elected as an endorsement of the government's pro-  . gramme. Let us look at the  matter from the point of view of  the interests of the city and province at large. .  Premier Bowser has presented  a programme of needed measures  for the province. These include  the enactment of the Argicultur-  al Credits Bill, the passage of. the  Workmen's Compensation Act,  which appears to be one eminently satisfactory to the working-  man, the completion of the P. G.  E. Railway, the encouragement  of ship building and many other  -useful and necessary measures.  Now, if the new ministers are  defeated, that will be notice to  the government that the people  have no confidence in their programme and that they must not  go on with it. Following a session in which merely routine  legislation could be put through  there would come the general  elections. If the government is  returned with a -reasonable opposition, which it is. to be hoped  they will be, then at the next  session they could carry out their  programme. But a whole year  would be lost. Now, do the  people of Vancouver and British  Columbia want tp defer the building of the P. G. E-, the enactment of the Agricultural Rill,  the Workmen's Compensation  Act, shipbuilding and all the  other progressive and necessary  measures they propose ?  If Mr. Macdonald were elected  he could not help forward any of  these proposals. If all three of  the Liberal candidates were elected they could not help to forward any of these measures.  They could not even give a reasonable opposition to the government. The only thing they  could achieve in one session  would be, possibly to secure campaign material for a generalelec-  tion. The people as a whole  are not particularly interested in  the matter of. securing campaign  material for the Liberal party.  What we would rather have  would be an impetus to business  and an improvement of present  conditions. The election of the  ministers will help to bring  these about. Their defeat will  only mean stopping the clock  for a year' with no improvement  in sight.  That there should be an opposition at Victoria goes without  saying. But the time to elect  one is in a general election when  one efficient in number can be  elected. An opposition of three  Liberals and two Socialists, supposing all the Liberals in the present by-elections could be returned, would not be an adequate opposition. An opposition  to be effective should consist of  not less than twelve or fifteen  members, and it is absurd to expect efficiency from three or four  in one session.  Let us endorse the government's programme for the present, get things moving in the  province and when the general  elections come on in a few  months, give the government an  opposition that will be  of real  service to the province.  FRESH   OUTBREAK   OF  HOSTILITIES  With the opening of spring the  long expected new German offensive has begun on the western front, in which Verdun is at  present the chief objective. tl  is difficult for us in Canada to  form any conception of the magnitude of. the undertaking in this  single section of the vast European amphitheatre of war, but  the fact that it is being conducted under the joint personal auspices of the Kaiser and the  Crown Prince Frederick William  points to the great significance  which the enemy attaches to operations in that particular direction. There is no doubt that the  flower of the German army, with  their Prussian officers, are today  being pitted against the French  in one supreme effort, and let us  hope, last effort, to assert the  superiority of their arms, if we  can-call them so, over those of  the allied forces.  Just what this superiority  would involve is the problem.  The Germans have already proved that they are not fair fighters, that they are only too ready  to resort to cowardly methods  to ensure victory over an enemy,  who have been accustomed,  through long centuries of tradition, to fighting in the open and  by fair means. But the British  and their allies know now that  they have to do with an enemy  who * thinks nothing of stabbing  a man from behind in the dark,  and' they are, consequently,  strongly fortified, not only as to  fortresses and ammunition, but  also as to knowledge, painfully  acquired, of the cowardly ingenuities of a craven host. The gas  attacks are only an incident.  TNiey are quite capable of improving oh that, and it is just some  such deviltry that the French and  British are anticipating with a  view to foiling. The Germans  have acquired the mastery ot  science, not through quick insight and inspired understanding of the forces of nature and  their application to human use,  but by dint of untold years of  slow plodding at their books. It  was at one time a joke to quick-  er-witted people to see the German cling tenaciously to his one  set of massive volumes on one  aspect of a scientific subject only,  but in lines of study he has proved the rule that slow but sure  wins the race. The trouble is  that their turn for invention,  which-could be made-an^asset of  tremendous value in the advance  of civilization and the benefit of  mankind, is being employed as  an instrument of death and savagery in its most cruciform.  Everybody feels now that we  are just entering on the crucial  period of the war, that the campaign at Verdun is only the first  of a series of engagements which  will soon declare the course and  length of the conflict. That ultimate victory rests with the  Entente Powers, though much  hard fighting and tremendous  sacrifices are required to attain  it.  hill have as much,; to offer the  prospective custoiner. -as any  store in the city. ; } ]  If our local merchants would  wake up sufficiently to meet the  competition of the city stores  in their own way, by a  weekly bargain day, by attract  tive and frequently ��������� changed  window displays and by vigorous  advertising, they would 'soon  reap a tangible reward in increased business and a regular  and  dependable clientele.  A  WEEKLY  SHOPPING DAY  What is wrong with Mount  Pleasant having a weekly shopping day corresponding to the  bargain days of the down-town  stores? There seems no logical reason why the merchants of  Mount Pleasant should not make  the same bid for popular trade  that the stores on Hastings and  Granville streets are doing each  week.  The criticism is often brought  forward that our local merchants  do not keep the same quality or  range of goods that a shopper  expects and gets in a down-town  store. Personal experience, however, has shown us that such is  far from the truth, and that not  only in quality but in popular  prices most of the stores on the  Mr. Lloyd George is taking  over the British distilleries evidently to make high balls for the  Germans.  # *   *  The hoarding habit among Russian peasants provides a margin  of idle capital that will facilitate  a large war loan.  . ���������   ���������   ���������  Every Canadian soldier who  goes overseas carries avV*. C.  in his knapsack. He need not  worry over the few Marshal's  batons available. .,.,  # *   *  Almost anyone can ��������� learn in  time, and Henry Ford probably  realizes, as the bills come. in,  what a joke his peace expedition WaS. ���������':;  '���������������������������'* * "'.''���������''' *4  Three non-combatants two men  and a boy were killed in the  latest German air raid on England. Thus is the Kingdom of.  Kultur further extended.  # #   #  There are three reasons for the  commandeering of distilleries in  Britain���������the waste of beverage  consumption, the need of alcohol  in making explosives, and ''the  need of buildings and plant for  munitions manufacture.  The bumptious salesman had  just left the office of the noted  merchant. The latter learned  back in. his chair with a sighj pi  relief. ". j  "Thank goodnes MrX Northern-France has gone," ,he remarked.  "Why. do you call that fellow  Northern France ?" inquired his  secretary.  "Because," replied the mer-  fchant, "he has 500 miles of  front. ..'"   ,'i  If bankers knew when" the European war was to end there  would still be enough perplexities in the situation to keep  them awake nights trying to decide whether capital will sgo begging when the belligerents begin  to put Jthe_ir ^houses _in order,, ;or  whether it will command extraordinarily high rates. There is a  sharp difference of opinion  among authorities on the matter.  Some hold that the European nations will be so nearly bankrupt  that they will have a long period  of depression, while others argue  that there will be a commercial  war and that securities will soar  accordingly.  prise to the friend in Chicago,  and heXvas very pleasantly as>  tonished to hear the voice .of a  man on the telephone 'who he  thought was. a couple of thousand miles away. It was a moment or two before he could realize it after he was told.  That long distance telephoning is now possible between Vancouver and eastern points means  that Eastern and Western Canada will be brought into closer  relationship. Railways bring British Columbia into contact with  the east, but telephony���������actual  talking���������removes everything between. When one hears the voice  of a friend, all distance is eliminated.  The rates for* a three-minute  conversation, as supplied by the  B. C. Telephone Company are as  follows: New York, $22.15; Chicago, $16.40; Toronto, .$21.15;  Montreal, $22.65, with corresponding rates to adjacent points.  REV. R. G. MacBETH  ACCEPTS CALL  Rev. R. G. MacBeth has accepted the call to the pastorate  of. St. Paul's Presbyterian  church, corner Burns street ahd  Fourteenth avenue, and will be  inducted into his new charge on  Thursday evening, March 2nd, at  8 o'clock. Rev. J. H. Miller, Moderator of the Presbytery of Westminster, will preside and induct,  Rev. A. E. Mitchell, moderator of  the congregation, will preach.  Rev. Dr. G. A. Wilson will address the minister, and Rev. Da-  4-. ���������' ���������.      ���������.������������������'.'  vid James will address the  people. The public is cordilaly  invited to be  present.  A CANADIAN  NATIONAL IDEAL  CALLS CHICAGO  BY LONG DISTANCE  Following the publication of  long distance telephone rates  from Vancouver to Montreal,  Toronto, Chicago and New York,  the first telephone call to a far  eastern point has been put  through. Moreover, it was completed to the satisfaction of the  calling party who talked three  minutes.  An important feature of the  call was that it was made from  the subscriber's house in the Bay-  view exchange district, to the  called party's house in Chicago,  thus demonstrating what the B.  C. Telephone Company' continually points out that every telephone is a long distance telephone. Unfortunately, the subscriber making the call does not  want his name used, but this can  be had on application to the traffic department of the B. C. Telephone Company.  The call was intended as a sur-  Rev. G. W. Kerby, B.A., D.D.,  Principal of Mount Royal College, Calgary, was the speaker at  the, fifth of the "Six Intellectual  Evenings" given, in Mt: Pleasant  Methodist church this winter, on  Friday evening last.  A large audience' was present  and was deeply impressed with  the message, stirring and strong,  from the distinguished visitor  who impressed upon his hearers  the importance of a clean, uplifting national life for the Dominion in the future. His keynote was "Brotherhood." Dr.  Kerby believes there is only one  way of bringing this Canadian  nation up to its highest, and best,  and that is by the adoption of  the slogan, "brotherhood," as  the ideal by which we can  reach out in the future. He  drew attention to the tremendous  immigration which was likely to  come Canadawards at the close  of the war������ an<i hy illustrations  goye his hearers an insight as to  what conditions had to be met  with in the promotion of the affairs of Empire. The address  was one of the ablest given in  tnis city in a longtime and was  thoroughly appreciated.  Musical selections were rendered before and after the address. Rev. Dr. Sipprell, acted  as chariman.  Now the taxpayer begins to understand that Canada is at war.  War taxes are an infinitesimal  part of the burden of war when  compared with service in the  trenches.  The report of weather conditions in Greater Vancouver for  the week ending Tuesday, Feb-  ruarjr 22, according to Weatherman Shearman, is as follows: .  Rain: .70 inches.  Total sunshine: 33 hours, 30  minutes.  Highest temperature: 48 degrees on February 19.  Lowest temperature, 30 degrees  on February 18.  Country Judge���������How long have you  owned a car? Motorist (charged with  speeding)���������One week, your honor.  Judge���������Um���������then you can still afford  to  pay a  fine. Twenty dollars!  Attempts to trap gama birds  have evidently been on an. extensive scale, as two more Chinamen  have been convicted recently before Magistrate Beatty;        X  Sandy Drandolini, a Vancouver autoist, was fined $10 and  costs in the Burnaby police court  for infractions of the law regarding automobile traffic.  Private Kingsley Hart, son of  Mr. F. J. Hart, of. Burnaby Lake,  writes home to say that he has  been discharged from the hospital at Epsom, having recovered  from his wounds, received while  serving "in the 7th battalion, and  has rejoined his regiment.  The   severity of   the weather  having relaxed, the miniature  range at Edmonds has been resumed. The highest scores  for the week ending February 18  were as follows: Burnaby R. A.���������  J. H. Disney 95, D. J. McGugan  95, N. Morrison 94, R. Moseley  93, H. W. Godwin 92, Captain  Dick 90, J. B. Charlton 86, F.  Hugher 85; New Westminster  R. A.���������J. Gordon 93, W. Hughes  85, F. B. Emery 80, N. B. Forrester 77, J. Scott 77, E. J. Find-  lay 62.  ing members, pfVWestmihster 0_  eratic vClub'^Miss tN^llie^sAylih.  Miss Jessie KDrewXMrs. VtletherJ  ingtoii and *J\tessrs. -JW. MJi Mcj  Cloy and John Graham. The; sec]  ond part of the program will  take the form of a series ol  beautiful tableaux which will in^l  elude the three graces, Faith]  Hope and , Charity, "For the  Crown," "Waiting for the  Mails," Canada, England, Scot-1  land and Ireland, and "TheG  Night Scene." The chair will be.  talcen by Reeve Fraser.  The date of the annual meet-]  ing  of the  Edmonds and   East]  Burnaby   Conservative   Association   has   been changed  to   this  evening  at Moreton Hall.  Mrs. J,. D. Atkinson, East Burnaby, has received word that her  son, Private G. H. Atkinson, of  the 47th battalion, is in the hospital.  An excellent programme has  been arranged for the concert to  be given this evening in the Burnaby Public Hall in aid of the  Gordon Presbyterian Church and  the St. John's Voluntary Aid  (Edmonds Circle). The program  is headed by Mr. B. C. Hilliam,  the well known Vancouver entertainer, assisted by Mr. A. B.  Cornish, humorist, and the follow-  Councillor McDonald for North  Burnaby, Councillor Murray for  West Burnaby, Central Park and  Alta Vista districts, Councillor  Coldicutt for East Burnaby and  Edmonds and Mr. C. R. Gordon  for Burnaby Lake have been appointed captains with the power  of selecting their teams in the  campaign for funds of the Canadian Patriotic Society. It is  planned to have the returns in  by March 1st.  Ward VII branch of the Red  Cross Society is, holding another  of its successful socials in No. 14  Firehall, Hastings Park, on Wednesday next. The cushion which  was donated to the material fund  of the ward some time ago will  be drawn for. These evenings are  greatly looked forward, to by the  young people of the district. Refreshments will be served.  B. C. Electric Service to th* Pwhlic  Electricity is, above all and before all SERVJCE-^no-  thiug more, nothing less.   Whenever yon turn the switch  yon  get   SERVICE   instantly���������twenty-four-hour   service,,  Sunday and holiday service���������service without limit.  And by SERVICE we' do not mean merely delivering to  your borne, store, factory or office a given number of kilowatt hours of electric current every month for  a stated amount! SERVICE to us means an earnest desire  on our part to co-operate with tbe public in making for  them the most put of the Electricity for which tbey pay.  The tremendous importance of such PUBLIC SERVICE  to tbe community as a whole is rarely realized, and those  who are not making full use of R. C. Electric SERVICE  utterly fail to perceive the interest which they really bave  in tbis Company, aad would probably reject as fanciful  the theory that tbe success or failure of any public untilty  directly affects; EVERY citizen. Only it isn't a THEORY;  it's a FACT!  Hastings and Carrall Sts.  1138 Granville St., near Davie.  Pbone Seymour  5000  Compare Royal Standard  With Any Flour You  Have Ever Used  Observe its great rising strength���������how easy  it is to work with���������note the big clean wholesome  loaves it bakes���������tasty, snow-white bread.  ROYAL STANDARD FLOUR  is made from the pick of Canada's golden wheat  harvest, is milled by the most modern processes  known to science, is thoroughly tested before  leaving, the mill for its baking properties, and  comes to you PURE, WHOLESOME, CLEAN.  Ask your grocer to deliver ROYAL STANDARD.  Vancouver Milling and Grain  Co. Limited  VANCOUVER, VICTORIA, NEW WESTMINSTER,  NANAIMO Friday, February 25, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  WHY should you GO DOWNTOWN to do all your shopping?  Rents are MUCH CHEAPER here in Mt. Pleasant.  For that reason, in practically every one of the stores here, and in all lines of  business, you can get a QUALITY OF GOODS and a PRICE that the  downtown stores CANNOT COMPETE WITH.  We are going to PROVE this.  Read these items NOW and EVERY/WEEK, and see what the Mt. Pleasant  merchants have to offer you.  Their reputation is INVOLVED WITH OURS.   They are trying to provide  Mt. Pleasant buyers with JUST WHAT THEY ARE ASKING FOR.  BE A BOOSTER.   Help yourself and your neighbors by resolving to "BUY  IT ON THE HILL."  CORNICES, SKYLIGHTS  Tar  and  Gravel   Roofing. Gutter  and  Furnace   "Repairs.  Jobbing is our  Specialty.  Good work  at fair prices  New Idea  Sheet Metal Works  6th Ave. and Brunswick.     Fair. 1850  Phone Fair. 2192  E. V. CA^IDY  2152 Main St. Cor. 6th Avenue  Robin Hood Boiled Oatsf,  Per  package   20c  B. & K. Boiled Oats, sack ...35c  FOR THE FINEST  JOB PRINTING  TELEPHONE  Fairmont 1140  or call at 203 KINGSWAY  GAINING & CO.  Costume   Tailors���������Dry   Goods���������Silks���������  Sea Grass Chairs  Customer's own material made up���������  excellent fit guaranteed. Order your  Spring   Suit now:  2317 Main St. Phone Fair 1197  SHOE  SPECIALS  FOR  THE   WEEK  OHILDBBN'S KID BOOTS���������Button or Lace. nt?   ^~~4-~  Per pair    75  CeiltS  CHILpBBN'S   PATENT   STRAPS���������Begular   $1.25. AA   p/^-f-Q  LADIES'   'DORIS' LACE  BOOTS���������Begular $5.50. <t*-|   Q������  Small sizes at tpJL.t/t)  MEN'S CALF PATENT DRESS BOOTS��������� &C) Q(f  Button or Lace. Regular $5.00 at   ������J)^.*/0  We carry a full line of 'Classic' Shoes for women and children  at reduced prices. V  EVERYBODY'S   SHOE   STORE  2313 Main Street 2 Doors from P. Burns' Market  SATURDAY    SPECIALS  FOR FEBRUARY 26  "Bobin Hood" Flour, per  49 lb.   sack.   ..$1.85  Extra Large Juicy Navel  Oranges, per doz.   .......v35c  These ��������� are  the finest Oranges  we have seen this season.  BARKER & MILLAR  2333 Main St.  Phone Fair. 938  HOME COOKING and   WHITE HELP  1 at the  Purity Lunch  Just Off Main St. on Broadway  Old Fashioned Chicken Pie,  with  with   Tea  or   Coffee   ....���������: ....25c  Steak and Kidney Dumplings...... 1 Be  Home-made  Pies  a  Specialty  Open 5 a.m. to 2 a.m.  JOHN WEBSTER, Prop.  (EakcH  A rich, delicious Cake,  made to order in any size  desired, and decorated moist  effectively with,any degree  of elaborateness preforred.  Prices very moderate, from $5.00  to   $25.00.  The usual quality found in all.  Woman's Bakery  Goods  AN AD HERE WILL BRING YOU RESULTS  -���������Interest in hockey in the .coast,  league has gone for this season.  The Millionaires have finished  their home games, and tonight  are closing the season in Seattle  against the Victoria team. Twice  within the past week the Millionaires have been trimmed by the  Seattle team in decisive style.  The Mets are now going along in  great style, and it is almost a  pity that the league schedule is  over, as there would be many interesting games had the season  been an extended one. However, the fans on the circuit have  had good hockey all season and  are thoroughly appreciative of  the work of/ the teams performing in this league.  # #   #  The Portland Rosebuds are  negotiating to travel east for the  playoff for the Stanley Cup. In  the eastern league there are sufficient games as yet to keep the  teams going for three weeks, and  until then there can be no challenge from the eastern league.  Meantime the Rosebuds, if they  desire to play, will have to keep  in trim for the series, .and as  there is no great prospect of a  big gate in the east, the prospects for a cup series are none  too bright just now.  # #    #  Rumor has it that Livingstone,  of Toronto, is after some of the  Seattle players to finish out the  season with the Toronto team.  From the coast point of view no  obection can be taken to this,  but to the other teams in the N.  H. A. well, just listen for the  howl.  The eastern teams are still seesawing for the leadership of the  ; league This week Canadiens  are  v ��������� -  at the top, having won over Quebec on Wednesday night, while  Ottawa trimmed the Wanderers  in Montreal. Saturday's games  should give the Frenchmen a  nice lead. Quebec play Canadiens  in Montreal and Ottawa go to  Toronto, the Red Bands having  the bye.  - -Seattle- fans have a: ^kick-coin-  ing against the Portland champions. Seems as if the Rosebuds  had displayed their ������������������ soiled tempers oh nearly all occasions in  Seattle and the fans there are  sore oh them. In the case of the  Vancouver seven there is a big  welcome for them everywhere  they go in the league. Why? Because Patrick and his men are  clean sports all the way through.  Frank Patrick has "definitely"  hung up his stick. He says positively he is through as a player.  Well, Frank, old boy, you are  wise to quit before the slump  comes, but to quit with a record  as clean as the manager of the  Vancouver team has, is something really, to be proud of.  Ever since he learned the game  way back in Montreal Frank has  put up clean stuff all the time,  and as a player is respected all  over the Dominion.  Walter Smail got a chance to  shine at cover point on the Wanderer defence on Saturday night.  Smail and Lindsay have both  made a better showing than Poulin in the N. H. A. Both have  made the team throughout the  season, but Skinner Poulin has  not been in. the swim at all. After all it is hard ta judge a man's  playing ability. Lester Patrick  "canned" Lindsay and Smail as  has-beens, but would have signed Poulin had the latter come to  terms. On the result of the season's play, however, the two has-  beens have been doing good  work, while Poulin has failed utterly to show anything that  would entitle him to a place in  the front line of trenches for the  Frenchmen.  *   ���������   ���������  In the game at Montreal on  Wednesday night, when Ottawa  beat Wanderers 4 to 3, Frank  Nighbor, of the Ottawas, was  so badly knocked out that he  was forced, to retire. Montreal  are.  apparently  as   dirty as   of  yore. Memory recalls one occasion when the Ottawa Silver  Seven were playing Wanderers  in Montreal. Harvey Pulford was  playing. point,,,and the^ rink was  packed to its utmost, so  that <the; French Canadians- were  straddled along the steel rafters  of the arena. During the progress of the game both teams  were mixing it pretty freely, and  the game was not by any means  clean, when some one in the  rafter section dropped a dagger  apparently at: Pulford. The steel  missed the big fellow's head by  inches, and not daunted by the  attempt made to put him out of  business, he went up on the line  and scored.  BOBBY  BOWE  The scrappy little point player of  the Seattle Mets, who has been  playing a strong game this season.  PROHIBITION MEASURE  ON MONDAY NEXT  Monday next has been agreed  upon as the day on which H. H.  Stevens' resolution calling for  prohibition of the liquor traffic  during war time will be debated in the commons. The resolution will be seconded by Hon.  Charles Marcil, former speaker of  the house.  NAPIER���������SOUTHCOTT  ��������� A pretty wedding of two of  the popular young people of this  community was solemnized last  evening in St. James' church, cor.  'tr'ore Ave. and Cordova street at  8,o'clock, when Rev. Father Collins performed the ceremony  which united for life Miss Lillian Blanche Roscoe Southcott,  youngest daughter of Mr. and  Mrs. J. T. Southcott, of ,1752 I3th  avenue east, to Mr. William Napier, eldest, son of Mr. and Mrs.  J. Napier, of Ayr, Scotland. Miss  Louise Kelland assited the bride,  and Mr. Livingston performed  like duties for the groom. After  the marriage a reception was  held at the home of the bride's  parents, where a delightful supper was served, the happy young  couple leaving on the 11.15 boat  for a honeymoon trip to Seattle.  They will reside in this community on their return.  SHOULD REMIT  THEIR SUBSCRIPTIONS  v ..The executive committee of the  Vancouver branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund ask that those  who have promised monthly con-  tribulions to the fund to kindly  remit same direct to the office,  ���������JIM A'.-mcouver block, 736 Granville sl-.rcefc. In order to accommodate ihe public the office will  bu Jv������'i i open until 4 o'clock on  Salnrelay {.iXrnoon. The committee, in Miiiking the above request,  wish to state that is it their en-  ���������'Itnvor to operate the fund as  ic-moinically as possible. Therefore" if contributors will kindly  comply, the fund will be saved  the unnecessary expense of a collector and a more complicated  system of book-keeping, cost of  postage, etc. All cheques should  be made payable to the order of  the Canadian Patriotic Fund.  Platinum has recently been discovered in the mountains about  Ronda, in Southern Spain, between Algeciras and Gibraltar.  The Spanish government has taken possession of the ground on  which the discovery has been  made, and has arranged for developing the mine under the  direction of the Geological Institute  Villi New  Chick Feeds  DIAMOND CHICK PEED has b*en  tried for years and produces fine  healthy chicks.   Made   and sold   by  V^NONFEEPCO.  Pair. 186 and Fair. 878      '  .  We carry a complete line of Poultry Supplies, Pigeon Feed, Canary  Seed,   Etc.  Two Branches:  South Vancouver, 49th Ave.  & Fraser  Phone  Fraser   175  Collingwood,    280   Joyce  Street  Phone:   Collingwood   153  SATURDAY    SPECIALS  No. 1 Winesap Apples, box $1.66  Extra large Navel Oranges, do*. 25c  "Our Best" Flour. Back $1.55  ELLIOTTS GROCERY  3272 Main St. Pone Fair. 832  PWWN& COMPANY  Wish to announce they have just  opened a high-class tailoring establishment at  23.3 MAIN STBEET  They are tailors to the B C. Electric  Bailway,  and   for eight   yeara   have  been   tailors to  the Marine arid  Fish  eries-Dcpartment of the Dominion Government.  Eating between  Meals js perfectly  Natural for  Healthy, Active  Children  ���������Give Them Good,  Energy-Restoring  FOOD!  SMAX and  SUNLIGHT  The BETTER Breads  ARE JUST SUCH FOODS  Made of Canada's most nutritious flour and pore  water in British Columbia's most sanitary, clean,  modern baking plant  5  FULL   16  OUNCE   LOAF  Every One "sealed at the oven"  HAMPTON-PINCHIN  Bakers of BETTER Bread THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, February 25, 1916. \  A function of. the meals at home is to give color to all the home life. The daily menu  published this week, and which may be continued, is by one of the best known and valued  editors of this department, of several leading dailies in the United States. We feel fortunate  in being able to offer to the ladies of this city that which is purchased at a high price by such  dailies there.   These Cards have, been especially written for this paper.  This world has work for us; we must refuse  No honest work, no uncongenial toil.  Fear not your feet to tire, nor robe to soil:  Nor let your hands grow white for want of use.  ���������T. Ashe.  Breakfast���������Baked Bananas. Fried Cereal with  Grated Maple Sugar: Popovers. Coffee.  Dinner���������Bean Soup. Beef a la Mode. Mashed  Potatoes. Succotash. Sweet Tomato Pickles. Apple  Charlotte.  Coffee.  Supper���������Egg and Olive Salad. Parker House  Rolls. Cookies. Tea.  Egg and Olive Salad  Cook six eggs twenty minutes in water just  below the boiling point, place in cold water, let  stand ten minutes and strip off the shells. Chop  the eggs, add two-thirds of a cupful oi: sliced  ripe olives, one-half cupful of broken nut meats  and three finely cut pimentoes, moisten with  mayonnaise or boiled dressing and serve in  nests  of lettuce leaves.  ���������*.*���������*���������  '' If any little word of ours can make one life the  brighter;  If any little song of ours can make one heart the  lighter;  God help us speak that little word, and take our  bit of singing,  And drop it  in some lonely vale,  and set the  echoes ringing."  Breakfast���������grapefruit. Minced Beef on  Toast.  Doughnuts.   Coffee.  Dinner��������� Consomme. Bread Sticks. \ Panned  Chicken. Brown Sauce. Cranberry Conserve.  Boiled Rice. Baked Squash with Cheese.. Pineapple  Sherbet. Wafers.  Coffee.  Lunch���������Shrimp Newburg. Toasted Crackers.  Baked Apples. Spice Cake. Tea.  Baked Squash with Cheese  Bake the squash, remove from the shell, press  through a colander and to each cupful add one  teaspoonful of butter, one-quarter of a teaspoonfuls of grated cheese, a dash of cayenne and  pepper and salt to taste. Turn into a buttered  dish, cover with crumbs moistened with melted  butter and bake half an-hour in a moderate  oven.  If a man has a right to be proud of anything,  it is of a good action, done as it ought to be,  without any base interest lurking at the bottom  of it. ���������Sterne..  Breakfast���������Oranges. Cereal with Cream. Shirred Eggs. Fruit Muffins. Coffee.  Dinner���������Vermicelli Soup. Roast Veal. Horseradish. Browned Potatoes. Baked Onions. Graham Pudding with Foamy Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Chicken Rissoles. Celery. Hot Biscuits. Stewed Figs. Cake. Tea.  Fruit Muffins  Mix and sift together one cupful of sifted  graham flour, one cupful of sifted white flour,  one-half teaspoonful of salt and one and one-  half teaspoonfuls of soda. Add one-half cupful  of broken nut meats and one-half cupful of  seeded raisins cut in small pieces, then add one-  half cupful of molasses and one cupful of sour  milk. Beat well, turn into buttered muffin pahs  and bake about one-half hour.  Goodness and love mould the form to their  own image, and cause the joy and beauty of  love to shine forth fjrom every part, of the face.  ���������Swedenberg.  Breakfast���������Cereal with'Cream. Fish Balls.  ,Chili Sauce. Bran  Muffins.  Coffee.  Dinner���������Chicken Soup. Veal and Oyster Cutlets. Stuffed Potatoes. Creamed Carrots. Spinach  with French Dressing. Cocoanut Pudding. Coffee.  Supper���������Sausages. Baked Potatoes. Mustard  Pickles.  Fig  Tairts.  Tea.  Veai and Oyster Cutlets  Melt thi^ee tablespoonfuls of butter, blend in  four tablespoonfuls of flour, add gradually one  cupful of mixed oyster liquor and milk, season  with one-half teaspoonful of salt, one-half tea-  sponful of anchovy essence and a dash of cayenne and cook and stir until smooth. Add one  cupful each of finely cut., oysters and cooked  veal, stir well, then turn out on a buttered  platter to cool. Shape into cutlets, dip in fine  crumbs, let stand one hour and fry in deep hot  fat. :  PRACTICAL BEAUTY SECRETS  3EGINNING with the current issue of the WESTERN CALL a series of short practical talks on the  scientific care of the complexion, hair and eyes will appear from-week to week in these columns.  Headers having any suggestions to offer or. inquiries   to   make   are   invited to   send   them   in not  later than Monday of each week to insure attention.���������The   Editor.  By Way of Introduction  A woman's dearest heritage is a fair face.  She has a right to it, and, moreover, it is her  duty to herself and to those with whom she^  comes in contact to preserve whatever natural  beauty of face and form she may possess���������for  love is the sceptre by which she rules, and J>eauty  is what first inspires love. A woman "v^ith a  coarse, or disfigured face may b& loved injispite  of it. A beautiful woman may not be loved because of unfortunate mental defects. But it  still holds true that, whatever else a woman is,  she is twice blessed if she has a beautiful, clear  complexion, a fine pair of eyes and a graceful  form.  Nature's perfect specimen of beautiful womanhood is sometimes marred by improper methods of. living, ar by ignorance or neglect. But  only remove the cause and the bloom of childhood will usually return. No woman under  middle age need give up her quest for a beautiful  complexion if she will only observe a few simple  rules of life and follow carefully the directions  given on this page from week to week. With  even reasonable attention to the main principles  of physical health���������exercise, diet and bathing���������  it is really wonderful how the beauty of the  figure will develop and the outline of the face  improve.  Proper Care of the Face  ; It is well to bear in mind the fact that true  facial beauty depends to a great extent on the  contentment and quiet of the mind. No woman  who repeatedly gives way to anger, who indulges in the habit of fault-finding, or who culti-.  vates a spirit of discontent need hope to possess  the fullest measure of beauty, for beauty of disposition and beauty^of face quite often go hand  in hand. Even an ugly face has been known to  be wonderfully improved by cultivating a spirit  of, happiness and content. But still, in addition  to this habit of contentment, the proper use of  cleansing soaps, beautifying creams, bracing tonics and -pleasing perfumes goes far towards retaining a man's love.  First  Requisites of  Cleanliness  The first requisites for the proper care of the  face are soft water; a good mild soap; toilet ammonia; spirits "of camphor; and witch hazel.  These accessories cost but little, are easily obtained in any part of the country, and if used  intelligently will give surprising iresults. The  ammonia will do much to soften the hard waters  found in some districts, but patent "water softeners" should never be used in water that  touches the face. Distilled water or rain water,  is, of course, best if it can be obtained. The  greatest enemy of the f ace���������rindeed of the general  health���������is dust and dirt. Dust is deadly, but it  is impossible, even for country people, to avoid  it altogether. The wisest thing to do is to counteract its ill effects with cleanliness of the whole  body, but especially of the face.  General Facial Treatment  A splendid treatment for those who have no  particular facial trouble but who.wi^h to preserve the beauty they already possess, is this; at  bedtime cleanse the face thoroughly with a good  cold cream, leaving it on the face about ten minutes ; then remove what (remains with a soft face  cloth; wash the face thoroughly with a mild  soap and lukewarm water; rinse first in warm  water and then in very cold water. This treatment hardens the flesh and closes the pores.  After drying the face it may be gently massaged  with a good skin food. Here is a tried recipe  for a good skin food, sometimes known as  lanolin cream:      ^ ___:__.'.____...___..^X_,  Melt"ih"a double boiler half an~6iihce of white  wax, one ounce of lanolin, half an ounce of sper-.  macetti, two ounces of oil of sweet almond, and  one ounce of oil of cocoanut; when thoroughly  melted take from the fire and whip until cold;  then add, little by little, the following mixture;,  two ounces pf orange flower water and five drops  of tincture of benzoin. Don't forget tb whip  the mixture well, as this is the secret of a  good, fine face cream.  An Excellent Skin Recipe  It is well to remember that cleanliness of the  pores of the face, as well as closing the pores  after bathing, is essential to a really brilliant  complexion. Cold water should always be freely used after washing the face. Some skins cannot endure soap in any form. A delicate skin is  very thin, and the free or uncombined alkali in  the soap injures it: The impure fats found in  some soaps also do great injury to the skin of  the face. After using a highly scented soap  this skin irritation is specially noticeable because of the alcohol in the soap as well as the  impure matter concealed by the perfume. For  these delicate skins the oatmeal bag is very  beueficial, and a combination of rosewater and  olive oil can also be used to wash the face.  However, there are few complexions that will  not benefit by the use of a pure, mild soap at  least once a week. A soap that leaves the fact  at all irritated is too strong, and a milder one  should be selected. Here is a recipe for a good  mild liquid soap:  Pure Castile soap, 2 ounces; one pint of  orange water; half a dram of oil of cinnamon;  quarter of a dram of oil of violet'; half an ounce  of rosewater; half an ounce of tincture of Orris;  mix these ingredients thoroughly and bottle for  use. ,  For rough or cracked lips use a hot compress  followed by a cold cream massage. Allow the  cream to remain on over night. A very good  salve for the lips is ordinary- camphor ice.  Nothing is more dangerous to the beauty of  the mouth than breathing habitually through the  mouth. Every effort should be made to break up  the habit and to encourage- breathing through  the nostrils, for reasons of general health as well  as of facial beauty.  TOO MANY BOOKS  SPOIL MODERN CHILD  Mr. Tudor Jenks, formerly editor of St J Nicholas Magazine, and  himself, a noted writer of children's books, has the following to  say of the modern system of  school education:  "It kills the curiosity of the  children," he states, ,"by giving  them more inforation than they  can assimilate. Curiosity is killed, just as appetite would be  killed if the children were given more food than they could assimilate.  "The most important period in  the education of a child is his  first six years. During that time  a child assimilates the whole idea  of the modern world. Think of  the difference between a year-old  baby and a boy of six! No other  period of five years produces such  a change. ,  "Well, in the schools they take  a bright, keen, inquiring child  and run him through their educational mill. Almost at once he  finds that he has not sufficient  time to learn to know anything  thoroughly. He finds himself unable to do what he is expected to  do-Xio child could do all that he  is expected to do by the people  who make up the curricula of our  schools. So he becomes indifferent.  Ignorant of Arithmetic  "Now, there is nothing in arithmetic that is beyond the grasp  of a 10-year-old child. 'Yet the  children in our schools don't  know arithmetic. There is nothing in English grammar beyond  the grasp of a boy's mind. Yet  the children in our schools can't  write good English. If you don't  believe me, ask any business man  who has to employ young men  and women trained in our  schools.  too Many Subjects  "You see the field that they  are trying to cover in the schools  has been a dozen times enlarged  during the last thirty years. A  boy in school used to learn arithmetic, and he learned it thoroughly; he learned all there was  to know about it. Now he is supposed to kpow arithmetic, algebra, geometry, even conic sections, sometimes. More and more  what used to be considered collegiate work in mathematics is  given to the boys and girls in  the high schools. The result is  that they are simply bewildered  by the amount of knowledge  thrust upon them, and when they  leave high school they have nothing like the understanding of  arithmetic���������that-children -had-a  generation   ago.  Surfeited With Books  There are so many books written for children���������the number  grows greater every year. The  children are surfeited with books.  We can never again have a boy  whose six books are his greatest  treasure. Instead the modern boy  knows that, the circulating library, with its thousands of volumes, is pathetically imploring  him to take advantage of it, and  that in a corner of it is the special children's table, piled high  with books. But the largeness of  it and the quantity of books it  presents to his notice overwhelm  him, and he no longer counts  the reading of a book a pleasure.  Perhaps he is confronted by such  a thing as that new Boy Scout  Library. Do you know that there  are actually fifty volumes on the  Boy Scout's Library preliminary  list alone ? Fifty volumes���������with  these fifty volumes on a preliminary list for boys, what become  of your five-foot shelf and Lubbock 's- Hundred Best Books ?'  Alaska's mining industry had  its most prosperous year in 19.15.  The total mineral output was estimated at $32,000,000, as against  .*I9',000,000 in 1914. The highest value for any previous year  was in 1906, when Alaska produced over $23,000,000 in minerals.  :*���������  Now is the Time  To Buy Your  ���������'-----���������'''^���������i.-M--^H^^l^^|[^MiHHt---Ma^HBi---^il^i^MM^BMHiaHHBHHa  Printing Supplies  The time tb put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  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The  trade  winds   which have   blown  pretty considerably for the past  [three days help  out a little at  [night, although   the   early   and  (provident passengers    have   appropriated the staterooms on that  [side of the ship from which the  winds blow. We are glad to take  a coo,ling promenade in pyjamas  before turning in at night. This  afternoon   we   ran   into   a   tropical rainstorm which swept the  decks clean and left the air delightfully cool for some time afterwards. The lemon squash has  suffered  terribly  these  last few  days, and the attendance at deck'  sports has visibly diminished���������a  result of  enlarged  livers.  Held our first concert in the  [> music hall tonight at which ajl  the passengers with any musical  talent very willingly took part.  I think the palm must go to the  Father, however, whose slight deficiency in vocal talent was more  than atoned for by his hearty  | desire to please his audience. As  I we have only one invalid on  [board, there was a very full attendance. An informal dance on  i deck in celebration of the crossing of the equator rounded out  j a most enjoyable evening.  December 8. ��������� These moon-  I light nights have drawn out all  Ithe sentimental tendencies in our  [passengers.. No deck lights being  ' allowed, and  the  canvas   screen  II being stretched clear around the  promenade, there is an excellent  opening for those little moonlight serenades and after-dinner  gallantries so popular on: liners  sailing the tropic seas.  Time, instead of flying, persists  in going backward. Every morning on going in to breakfast, we  have to set our watches back  twenty minutes. There is already  a difference of nearly three hours  between our time and that of  Vancouver. We have lost wireless  connection with the American  coast and are now in touch with  Samoa's station, and occasionally  with Awanui. New Zealand. The  wireless boys have an exceedingly  easy time of it, and we often go  up to the wireless house of an  evening and exchange land stor  ies for stories of the sea. One of  the passengers is attached to the  relay cable station at Fanning Island, and tells of the monotonous life the boys lead on that  flat little island just a hundred  and fif.ty miles north of the equator, where sleeping^ eating and  sending message8 forms the daily  routine of existence. The cable  company generously exchanges  them for a> few months every  year with the northern or southern stations.  The morning needle and spray  baths which we were so anxious  to have as hot as possible only  ten days ago, we now take as  cold as we can get them, which  is  84 degrees, the  regular  tern-  4  perature of surface water at the  equator. The bath equipment and  service would be very hard to  beat in a first class hotel ashore.  The "Makura" stocks 70,000 pie,  ces of linen for the voyage, some  laundry undertaking for Auckland when we arrive there. The  larger baths are about six and a  half feet long and four feet deep,  and the fresh water spray is  turned on very sparingly. As a  result we go about all day with  a sensation of having been dipped  in thin syrup. They say this sea  salt on the skin is a peerless  tonic, but like all tonics it is unpleasant to take.  December 10.���������At an impromptu concert on- the boat deck  last night the songs of all nations were introduced by Capt  Phillips and his friend, the, Eng-  | lish wool-buyer. They have as  1 fine a pair of amateur tenor voices as you'would hear anywhere,  singing by note or from memory as the occasion demands.  Selections from the French, operas were given by0 a lady from  Melbourne, including the old favorite "Flower Song," from Gounod's   "Faust."  It  is  proposed  HANBURVS  for  LUMBER--SASH-DOOJIS  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. C.  " Pride of the West"  __��������� BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  By  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  that, with the vast amount of  amateur musical talent that  crops up from time to time, we  should give a vaudeville.performance the last night before landing���������-or a minstrel show with the  genial captain as end-man./  Decmeber 12.���������Yesterday we  should have stopped at Fiji if  we had gone on. our regular  route. The ship's chart shows us  about 800 miles south of the  equator. The air is losing somewhat of its sultry ieat, but is  still a long way ahead of a June  day in Canada. Everyone is  watching for a glimpse of one or  more of the palm-fringed coral  islands with which the. South  Papific, according to the map. is  quite dotted. A glance at one of  these maps would convince you  that even a canoe could not pass  through here without running  over a couple of thousand of  these islands. Yet here we have  .sailed along, day after day, and  the ship's officers say we have  not been closer than thirty miles  to the nearest one.  I was reading today the "Log  of. a Sea Waif," a story dealing  with the adventures of a young  runaway sailor in these very waters, especially in the Coow and  Tonga islands which lie a little  to the north of us.  We have had sixteen days of  straight sailing now., with no  sight of land or ship or fish, if  we except the occasional flights  of flying fish which abound in  these waters, and which have entertained us with their gambols  from time to time for the past  eight or nine days. The sight of  birds this afternoon shows that  we must be somewhere in the  vicinity of an island.  The sky has been the object of  great attention and study these  last few nights. A couple of days  after crossing the equator the  Southern Cross appeared just  above the horizon. The bid familiar North Dipper had disappeared a day or so before. The  Cross is a disappointment to  those of us who now see it for  the first time, as it takes a vigorous stretch of the imagination  to see anything resembling a  cross in those five pale looking  stars distorted out of. their natural position. Probably the  constellation will appear to better advantage when we get further south. The sky has changed  very perceptibly from our familiar northern sky, both in the  number and arrangement of the  various sets of stars. Nothing  can_e^Ml thMeXropicaLnighM for.  brilliancy of their planets.  Tonight at dinner we caught  a wireless message to the effect  that some German battleships  had been sunk off the coast of  South America. The news seemed to be excellent sauce to the  meat, especially for the captain  and officers. Once the sea is  cleared they will be able to re  sume the stops at Fiji and Honolulu.  Tomorrow, which should be  Saturday, December 13, we cross  the 180th meridian or international date line. We, therefore,  omit that day from the calendar,  jumping from Friday, the 12th,  to Sunday the 14th. We are also due to reach Auckland in the  evening.  The breaking up of- a most  successful and entirely enjoyable  voyage was celebrated in a fitting manner today by a sports  tournament lasting throughout  the afternoon. Besides the usual  competitions in deck tennis and  cricket, bull-board, quoits, bucket quoits and deck billiards, we  introduced some of the popular  specialties like 'chalking the  pig's eye,' 'are you there,  Mike?', 'bolster fighting,' 'needle and cigarette race,' 'apple  bobbing competition,' 'potato  race,' etc., which gave rise to uncontrolled merriment and good-  natured rivalry on the part of  those partaking.  The distribution of. prizes took  place at our parting musicale in  the saloon after dinner. The two  hundredth crossing of the equator by Capt. Phillips was made  the excuse for presenting him  with a purse of sovereigns by his  cabin passengers. The captain replied to the address in a humorous vein, remarking, however,  that he would never wish his  own son to go to'sea otherwise  than as a first - class passenger  on a mail, steamer.. This seemed  only natural, as Captain Phillips  has but 6 days at home inVSyd-  ney out of 56.  Summer underclothing has succeeded the filmy garments worn  near the equator. The sea has  changed to, a pale green. The  weather is beautiful, bracing  summer, with a gently rolling  sea. But the glamor of the tropics, its bright moonlight nights,  its musical serenades, its sapphire sea, have all disappeared.  We are well in the southern  hemisphere.���������E.  W.  S.  (To be continued)  FRENCH WAB ORPHANS  TO BE MADE GOOD CITIZENS  Just after the declaration of  war in August, 1914, a group or!  French workmen ran to the Uni-  versite Populaire. "We are mobilized," they said, "now who is  going to look after our motherless little ones?"  As a result of this query it was  decided to take these little orphans and educate them at the  expense of that institution, the  main object the consideration of.  their future. This was the beginning of the Orphelins de ia  Guerre, an association which has  grown until today jt - numbers  thousands of   little   beneficiaries  WESTMINSTER ADOPTS  TWO-NUMBER SYSTEM  ..., New Westminster will, beginning tomorrowj be added to the  telephone exchanges about Vancouver with which the "two-  number service" is in .operation.  It will no longer be necessary  to call " long . distance" when  you want a definite number in  New Westminster, and considerable time will thus be saved/  The B. C. Telephone Company  has ascertained that nearly 90  per cent, of the calls between  Vancouver and New Westminster  are for specific numbers rather  than persons. Such calls have  heretofore taken an average of a  little over three minutes through  the "long distance" operator.  Now the service will be much  quicker, probably not more than  fifty seconds being necessary to  get a connection with the new  system. The usual charge of ten  cents a call will remain in force  for these specific number calls  but the "long distance" service  will still be available to persons  wishing a certain individual, the  charge to be fifteen cents.  The two-number service is becoming general in districts  where there are two cities close  together. One of the longest distances on the coast where this  system is in operation is between  Seattle and Tacoma, thirty-six  miles.  GAELIC SOCIETY'S  BI-MONTHLY MEETING  Phone Seymour 9086  One Is Apt  at times  to  be  forgetful, but  don't forget that  A Deposit Box  In our SAFETY VAULT vill  protect your valuables, documents, heirlooms, eta, from  FIBE or BUBGLABY for one  year  for  $2.50  We cordially invite yon  inspect same  to  DOW FRASER  TRUST CO.  122 HASTINGS gTRBET W.  Try an AD in the Western Call  Under Entirely New Management, the  Call trill meet a growing need for a  community Paper in Mount Pleasant,  South. Vancouver and outlying districts. Phone Fail. 1140 for Bates.  Wanted to Purchase���������Nine or ten-  room bouse, good lot, between Granville and Heather Streets and Eighth  and Thirteenth Avenue. Some cash,  deed to Victoria property now renting, balance on easy terms. Must be  bargain. Reply Box 10, J. P's  Weekly.  The   patriotic  workers of the  Gaelic Society reported to the bi-  and hundreds of happy families. | monthly meeting _ of the society  Mothers Provided  An empty hotel was rented at  one of the seaside resorts for  headquarters and the little    or  phans were placed in charming  little villas, in groups of ten or  twelve, each cared for by an adopted mother���������nearly always the  wife or widow of a soldier���������who  kisses and pets them, and tucks  them in at night, so that they  may not remember that they are  orphans,? '  One of the many ideas which  have/ been adopted is the dressing of each little household in a  distinctive color. Each baby is  given a cap and scarf of colored  wool, and one hears of the 'Violets,' of. the 'Poppies,' of the  mischievousness of the 'Cornflowers,' and the good nature of the  ' Carnations.' All sorts and conditions.,of ��������� babies,���������are gathered.__to__  gether, fair little Normans,  brown little Bretons, black-eyed  babies from the Midi, blue-eyed  babies from Alsace. There are no  formalities of admittance. To be  a. child, and to be in need are  the only qualifications. The mayor of a small village on the firing line telegraphs the Quai d5-  Orleans, our headquarters, 'Six  orphans; what formalities must  be complied with for entrance.'  The answer is wired, 'Send the  children,' and all the regulations  are fulfilled! In they come, some  to a home on the coast of Normandy, some to a colony along  the Cote d'Azm*, some accompanied by a relative, some travelling  alone with tickets pinned to  their apron pockets!  The children are taken entire  charge of until they ai*e sixteen,  and the boys are taught carpentering, blacksmithing, bricklaying and metal working, their individual preferences being respected. ������    !i  on Thursday evening of. last week  that they had ready to be forwarded a new shipment of comforts for the men at the front as  follows: -5"- Balaclava Caps, 70  pairs socks, 25 field shirts, 5  pairs .ward slippers, 2 pairs knee  caps, 250 white handkerchiefs, 5  pillow cases, 200 mouth wipers  3 bed sheets, 15 sleeping suits, 10  night shirts, 5 towels, one bundle  old -linen, 177 khaki handkerchiefs, .10 stoup cloths.  ��������� A number of parcels of field  comforts for the boys connected  jvvith the society who are leaving shortly with the 62nd battalion were handed in by the ladies.  . At this meeting it was arranged that the evening of Thursday,  March 16th, should be given over  to the lady workers for an; entertainment in aid of their material fund, and members and  friends"of theil^ciiet^afe"asked  to keep this date in mind and  help the tireless patriotic workers to make this entertainment a  success, financially vand otherwise.  Committees in charge of the  annual concert and supper  brought in their report and financial statement, showing a sub  stantial surplus, this in view of  the extraordinary weather conditions prevailing, was considered  highly satisfactory and the committee and especially the ladies  in-charge of the supper arrangements were accorded very hearty  votes of thanks.  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE  &  GUTHRIE  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Citizen Building, Ottawa.  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A  rojalty 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 tbe full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a  year. ^  The lease will include the coal mining rights only_ rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June, 3914.  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.R.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������83575. j  Of British battleships built  since the war broke out. the following "superdreadnoughts"  were completed in 1915; Tiger,  displacement, 28,000 tons; Raniil-  lies, Resolution, Revenge, Royal  Oak, and Royal Sovereign, each  25,750 tons; Barham, Malaya.  Queen Elizabeth. Valiant and  "Warspite, each 27,500 tons. The  Iron Duke, Marlborough, Emperor of India, and Benbow, each  25,000 tons, were completed in  10J4.  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  Friday, February 25, 1916.  The   rector   of   All   Saints'  church is holding confirmation  classes for girls on Monday.eyen-  ing next at 7.30 at the rectory.  The boys' class will be held at  2.45 p.m. in the vestry of the  church on Sunday. Classes for  adults will be arranged for later:  Special    anniversary   services  will be held in St. Svaiourfc  church, Grandview, next Sunday,  the preacher in the morning being Rev. Dr. Fea, and in the  evening Rev. Principal Vance, of  Latimer Hall. Both services will  be fully choral, the anthem,  "Thine, 0 Lord, is the Greatness," being rendered.  The matter of primary importance that is engaging the attention of the students of Britannia  school just now is the corfiing  concert and play. The students  are busy practising the choruses,  but\at - present they are putting  more time in on the play. The  famous French comedy, "The  Bluffers," 0������ "Dust in the Eyes,"  will, we are sure, prove very  amusing, and will be presented  with a skill quite equal to that  of any student body in the city.  The annual concert will be held  on Friday evening, March 3rd.  Now that the severe weather  has passed the attendance at the  Grandview school, particularly iri  the primary grade, is again normal. : The teacher and pupils  of division V., who made such a  success of school gardening last  year, are now planning the coming season's work. Enthusiasm  hasfjnot decreased in Red Cross  work. Junior grades as well as  senior are doing their bit in the  knitting of socks and face cloths.  Following are the names bf pupils who handed in socks during  the past week: Division 1, Mag-  gieVCampbell, 2 pairs; Edith Hill,  1 pair. Division 2, Jennie David-  s$>nj 2 pairs; Florence Dickinson, 1 pair; Marjory Porter, 1  pair. Division 3, John Cupit, 1  pair; Gladys Ureh, 2 pairs; Glad-,  ys Giberson, one pair; Henry  Reddie, 1 pair; Evelyn Runnalls,  1 pair; Florence Porter, 1 pair.  Division 4, Bernice Delbridge, 1  pair; Jennie Schooley, 2 pairs;  Donald Dickinson, 1 pair.  The following names appear on  the Britannia High School honor  roll as defenders of the Empire  in the present crisis. . The .first  three have given their lives, and  several others have been woundV  ed. The list includes the names  of those only who have enlisted  for service there. The principal  will be glad to hear of the names  of any "others, ex-teachers or ex-  pupils entitled to a place on the  A Whole Loaf  of Health and  Strength for  YOU.  5c  Full  Found  I-oaf  SHELLY'S WBAPPBD BUTTER-NUT BREAD  combines the food values which make strength  and. health., v'&adjf-i', pure and clean, baked pure,  and clean. "v";'  is the best and least expensive food you can  serve daily on your table.   Delivered fresh daily by phoning Tairaont 44, or   INSIST   on  BUTTER-NUT at your store.   Comes in sarii-.  tary waxed wrappers.  Shelly Pros. Bake Ovens  ���������Bakers of the popular 4X Bread.     Fair. 44.  i  rr  Tl  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  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McTavish, Prop.  ,������������������  '  *- ''  .^44'  - ���������  ��������� ���������  -,  *���������  -  *  '4.  ��������� ,  ������f  w  ,  * '  4    /'   '  ������������������ '.|  ���������*-  .,  <       *  V              J_  ���������.  '  .. .  ���������  4  *  ��������� >  -  '  4  _,���������!  X  (  -  -  ���������  '  ���������.  "-  '          1  I  ,  '.s  ' '  %  ft.  ���������><  '  '          '     /  /     1  *  I   '  ^  /-,  * ^  '  -  .,-  i      4  ������������������ J. ,  n  % < j  '  s  ���������>  X  -  *  >  '   1>     ',  4  ^  ''  %  mWM  '-  "���������                  1  *  *  i  ,  4  '<  ���������m  ^UfiV  * ._.  .~  X.  '' * y  '  <       4  tv'  [f^-At-my  udH  __mi  ^         ������,  A-A*-"  ANNIVERSARY SERVICES ON SUNDAY  MOUNT PLEASANT PRESBYTERIANS WILL CELEBRATE  THE TWENTY-FOURTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE  FOUNDING OF THEIR CHURCH.  The twenty-fourthXanniversary, built.      From   a membership pf  of the founding of Mount Plea  sant. Presbyterian church will be  celebrated on Sunday next. Special anniversary services will-be  held morning and evening', \vitn  a delightful musical ' progranli  Rev: A.' K Mitchell, B. ^^1  occupy his own pulpit on tnis  occasion, and a splendid reunioh  of .the congregation on ^the  hill is anticipated. X  It is just twenty-f our years ago  since the sturdy pioneers of Pres-  byterianism established a meeting place in this part of the city,  and looking back from, today  there is, cause for gratification  at the splendid results that  have been accomplished.  A number of the pioneers of  this church are still resident in  this community and well remember the building--of the--first  church, which still stands on  Kingsway between seventh and  eighth avenues. The building was  put up by voluntary labor, the  handy men and building experts  of the little congregation at the  time contributing their time and  energy to the construction of  their house of worship.       X '"*���������'. s  On the 19th of February, 1892  the church was completed, and  on the 1st of March of the same  year, Rev. J. W. McMillan was  ordained into the pastorate. Following him Rev. Mr. Gordon  shepherded the flock for a short  time, until Rev. G. A. Wilson,  now convenor of the Home Mission Committee of the Presbyterian church in British Columbia was called. Mr. Wilson  labored with satisfactory results  until about nine years ago, when  he received a promotion in the  life of his church.  Following Mr. Wilson Rev.  John W. Woodside, a graduate  of Montreal Presbyterian College, was inducted into the pastorate. After a year or so, the  boom times struck Vancouver  and the membership increased so  rapidly that the housing problem had to be confronted. The  officers of the church decided to  dispose of the old property and  build a new church of large dimensions, . This was accomplished and in the course of time the  present church premises were acquired   and   the   large    church  three hundred at the time of  Mr. Woodside's induction, the  membership increased to about  twelve hundred. The present  dull times have had a tendency  to cause many removals from this  district and Mt. Pleasant, with  its sister churches, has suffered  somewhat in this respect.  On August 5th, 1915, Rev: A.  E. Mitchell, B. A., who had been  twice called from Prince Albert,  Sask., was inducted into pastoral  charge of the congregation, and  since then the church has taken  a decidedly forward step in all  the elements that make for the  best in church life and work. A  thorough purging of the roll at  the close of 1915, gave the membership actively interested as  1028. This year the activities  of this "congregation ^are" being  vigorously pursued, and it can  safely be said that no better  field lies within the province of  the Presbyterian Church in Canada, and no people more alive to  the principles of Christian citizenship than the people of Mount  Pleasant.  The Sunday School and Young  People's Society work are important features of the church, the  former being the largest school  in the province, and the latter  having achieved signal success  in recent years along general  church and missionary lines.  Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian has  a large and most efficient voluntary choir, and the music provided under the guidance of Mr.  L. R. Bridgman, F.T.C.M. is inspiring and uplifting at all times.  The services of Sunday will  be conducted by the pastor, who  will preach in the morning on  "Elements That Go to Make a  Successful Church," and in the  evening "The New Crusade, The  Call of the Hour."  On Tuesday evening next a  congregational at home will be  held, tea being served from 6.15  to 8.00 in the lower Sunday-  School Hall, to be followed by an  illustrated lecture of "Life in  Singapore," by H. D. Campbell,  Esq. Mr. Campbell has spent a  number of years in Singapore,  and his address will be a treat in  this line.  HOUSEHOLD GOODS MOVED T<  ANY PART OF THE WT*  Assembled, crated and packed, too, if you wisi���������without a' bit of worl  ������? } ?A��������� ���������,7our Part- CAMPBELL'S big, heavily5 padded, 'complete1  closed "Car Vans" move your goods in perfect safety; :without:' ia,r.T:wil  out danger of  breakage   or   injury. X  Very moderate charges.   Free estimates will be!' given-X_0 Obligation  tached.   Telephone  Seymour  7360  TODAY.   X ;  QwpbellStoraceQ)MPANY  Oldest ahd Largest in Western Canada  "Phone Seymour 73^0 Otfkl 857 Beatty Strei  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Office Phone:  Seymour  8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Hanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalsomining  Shop: 106E Dunsmuir St. Vaneouv*r, B.C.  A Good Upper and a Good Sole  Wear a pair of LECKIE BOOTS and  test the wear you get from them with any-  other pair of boots you have worn before,  REGARDLESS OF HOW MUCH MORE  YOU PAID.  LECKIE   BOOT  are soiid���������made from good, honest, substantial leather. They are strong���������--durable-���������and your feet always feel easy and  comfortable in them. Then, too, they're  made here at home. Name stamped on  every pair.  AT ALL DEALERS  Th������ regular meeting0 of tbe  board of directors of the general  hospital was held last night at 8  o'clock at the hospital.  In connection with tne teaching of agriculture, a scheme has  been proposed by Dean Klinck  of the faculty of agriculture of  the British Columbia University  for giving returned soldiers a  three monthsLcourse in,.agriculture before settling them upon  land. The cost of this course,  according to Dean Klinck's  scheme, would be borne, partly  by the ordinary university appropriation, partly by the returned soldiers' commission, and partly by the Burrell fund of the  Dominion Government for the  development of agricultural production throughout the Dominion.  On Friday last in the King Edward gymnasium the Britannia  B team were defeated by King  Edward B team by a score of  27 to 8. Although a few fouls  were called the game was very  clean. Crann played very well  on the defence for King Edward while Wilson on the forward line did most of the scoring. The senior game was one  of the fastest and most exciting  played this year. Almost to the  end the Britannia team maintained the lead when Hunter  scored for King Edward, putting his team two points ahead.  The game thus finished soon after, King Edward winning by a  score of 13 to 11. Crann for Brit-  tannia did some fine shooting,  while Hunter was the hardest  worker for King  Edward.  The Players' Club of the University of British Columbia was  greeted by a capacity audience  at the Avenue Theatre last Friday evening, the occasion being  the  club's first  public performance.      The  play   selected was j  'Fanny and the Servant Problem, or The New Eady Bantock-,'']  by Jerome K. Jerome.  There were ten people in the I  cast,  conspicuous  among  whom1]  were Mr. Henry Gibson, who portrayed the part of the solemn old ]  butler, and Miss Jessie Todhunt-  er, who played the difficult title  role.      Mr. Pat Fraser made  a  satisfactory   Lord Bantock,   and |  Mr. George Annable gave a forcible interpretation   of  the  patt  of the former chorus girl's.'husir  ness. ^manager. .^^isXGj_ico_Hen__V  derson and Miss Kathleen Peck  handled   the parts   of  the   two  maiden  aunts,  and Mi*.  Charles  Duncan, as the family doctor, acted with self possession and ability.     Miss Jessie Anderson, Miss  Connie Highmoor and Miss No-  rah Cory, as well as Mr. A. Lincoln Marshall, played the   other  parts  very acceptably.  Rarely has an amateur performance of so much level merit  been given in Vancouver, and it  may be remarked that the perfect  knowledge of their lines which  the young players evinced was  surprising to old playgoers, and  gave abundant evidence of the  arduous work of the stage manager.  WANTED  From Owner Only, small place  about half acre in South Vancouver. Can pay $200 to $250  cash and $15 per month; balance  in two years or less. Must be  cheap. 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