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The Western Call 1916-02-18

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 552  553  ������qaV  )  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  X X '., XX" ���������'.,*' V. V&*'x^:#^#^  {Provincial   libti  T. "J. Eaarney  J U. UfUntrto '\  t '  Funeral Director  T.J. Kearney ft Co.  Tuuqd  Dizeeton  ���������ad Bmbalmaxs.  At yonr iwvice day and  night.  Moderate charges.  802 Broadway West  Flume: Fair. 10M  ���������  /���������/  1      n, t-> ,   f  11'".    ^ V .  4      '     '   ������-,*4-      4.4.'  ���������  ���������",  r      X������X  *' X4X  "  .*r  ,'.������������������'.V.-I.  -'   . ���������/,-'-',  -    .,' ���������?,.  /  \ .  ���������vu  ~'"'i&|  lOLUME VII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,      Friday,, February 18, 1916.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 41.  - f' -X  MOUNT PLEASANT  The secretaries of ' all Clubs  ahd Associations (whether social, religions 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 Bent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  The several reviews of tha Wo  [men's Benefit Association of the  Macabees held a very successful  dance at the Eagles' Hall, Homer  street, on Monday evening. Over.  350 were in attendance.  An enjoyable whist drive was  given at the home of Mrs  W.' P.  iTrentell, 924 10th ave. east, on  Friday evening last.  The  prizes  were won by Miss Gertie Jones  (and Mr. Gallaher. The guests in  [eluded  Mr. and Mrs. I. J.  Gal-  [laghor,   Miss Nora -Buck,   Miss  IWinnie Hale, Miss' Elsie   Jack,  llvjiss Gertie Jones. Miss Edna La  JCasse. Miss Luck Phillips, Mesial. B. Bibley, S. Davis, Gallagher. 13. Kelly,, M. Massey, J. Mac-  Ikinley. W. McLean and B. Rae.  The  Hollister  Review No.  9.  [Women's Benefit Association of  Ithe Maccabees, met on Friday  (evening last in the K. P. Hall  with District Deputy Mrs. Pettipiece in the chair. The resigna-  tios of Lady Commander Mrs.  [Slayton was read and accepted  with regret, for Mi's. Slayton  has done faithful work during  the past year. Mrs. Wm. Turn-  bull was elected in her stead. The  meeting was very enjoyable, as  there were several visitors present, among them being Lady  Commander Wilson, of the Alexander Review. It was decided  that the ladies should assist in  the patriotic  campaign  canvass.  A pleasant afternoon was spent  Friday last at the home of Mr.  and Mrs. Helmer, 1643 3rd ave,.  east, in honor of Mr. Helmer's  sister, Mrs. Amos, who is here  from the east. Cards and music  passed away an enjoyable afternoon, after which light refreshments were served by the hostess.  The names of those on the hon  or roll unveiled at Jubilee Methodist church follow: Private J.  C. Arden, Private D. Aepiriall,  Private A. Bradbury, Corporal D.  Clapp, Private S. H. Firth, eSr-  geans C. A. Harte, Corporal E.  W. Hopper, jr., Private D. A.  Jones, Corporal V. J. Lewis,  Lance-Corporal E. W. Mann, Private R. Medley, Private F: Pick-  well, Private Frank Rumble, sr.,  Private Frank Rumble, jr., Private Fred Rumble, Private C. C.  Stretton, Corporal D. A. W%right.  William H. Patterson, a law  student with Edwin B. Ross in  Vancouver, has joined the 131st  battalion, and has been attached to the orderly room.  Jtev.   Geo.   W.   Kerby,   P.p..  principal of Mount Royal College, Calgary, will lecture in the  Mount .Pleasant Methodist church  this evening on a "Canadian Na-:  tional Ideal." Dr. Kerby has an  enviable reputation as a preacher, author and educator, arid has  addressed many gatherings of  an international character in the  -larger cities of Canada and United States. He has been in charge  of some of the largest churches  of the Methodist church in Canada, and has held the highest offices in the gift of that body. He  is a member of the Church Union Committee, of Calgary school  board and of the Canadian Society of Authors. His visit to  Vancouver will be of interest to  a large number of citizens.  The annual meeting of the  Ward V. Prohibition Association  was held on Thursday evening  of last week, with Mr. C. N.  James in the chair. The chairman's address voiced a vigorous  appeal to all workers to complete the work in hand by next  week. Other speakers were Aid.  Mahon, Messrs. Budlang, Thomson, Argue, Craighead, Mrs. J.  C. Kemp and Mrs. J. 0. Perry.  Officers were elected as follows:-  President,-C. N, James; vice-  president, Mr. Dearing; secret  ary, Mrs. J. 0. Perry; treasurer.  Mr.   Craigehad.  Hoy.King, aged 10, son of Mr.  George King, 740 15th avenue E.,  sustained a fractured skull when  he was struck by a street car  on Kingsway shortly before 7  o'clock on Friday evening last.  His condition is precarious. Roy  and his sister were playing tag,  and in his interest in the game he  did not notice the approach of  a street car, which struck him  before he could dodge out of the  way. The car did not stop, but  continued on its course, the mo-  torman evidently having failed to  observe the boy. Medical aid was  summoned and he was taken to  the   general  hospital.  The masquerade dance held by  Court Ladysmith No. 8929, A.O.  F.Vin the A.O.F. Hall, Mt. Pleasant, recently, was most successful, about seventy couples participating in the enjoyment of the  evening. Many beautiful and original costumes were worn by the  merrymakers.  A debate will be held in St.  Patrick's hall on Sunday even  ing, February 20, on the topic,  "Conscription in Canada.'' Mr.  Cummins will lead the argument  for the negative vand Mr. Joseph O'Callaghan for the positive.  I  In St. Patrick's Hall, 12th ave.  and Main street, on Wednesday  evening next. Mr. Alexander  Henderson will give some very  interesting "Readings from  Dickens," to be followed by a  social and concert. -  SOUTH VANCOUVER  r?_* -vX  The evangelistic campaign at  present being conducted in the  municipality was continued this  week, in the Sanford Methodist  church, corner of Inverness street  and Twenty-ninth avenue: The  meetings were preceded by a  song service at 7.45 p.m. Rev.  F. W. Langford, Rev. C. R. Sing  and Rev. Mr. Litch will conduct  Ihe service this evening.  /F  PERMANENT EMPLOYMENT  FOR RETURNED SOLDIERS  ' The following appeal has -been sent out from the office  of the Provincial Returned Soldiers' Commission by the secretary, Mr. J. H. Hill, to business men:  "Some hundreds of returned soldiers have already arrived back from the front, but the influx is just commencing,  and arrangements for providing for their-welfare must be  perfected at once.   This matter is vital to all of us.  "It is the duty of the Military Hospitals Commission to  se'd that these men are cared for in every possible way���������a  large task.  "Many of the men are fit for work, and will require  immediate and permanent 'employment. Applications for  positions are already coming m.  "Necessarily these men who have tried to 'do thteir bit.'  and have suffered in the defence of the Empire, must be  given a preference.  "The citizens of Canada must in turn do their bit by  these men.  \    "Tou are asked to co-operate with this commission in  meeting the problem before the country. ' v  "What can you offer in the way of permanent employr  ment for the men now on our waiting list? To what extent  may we count on your practical co-operation? The commission would very much appreciate your assurance tbat any of  your former employees who may return' will, wherever po*-  sible, be taken into your employment."  Reports issued at the end^W January were to the effect  that 78 soldiers who have returned to this province bave  been given employment, but there will soon be more than  that number arriving every few weeks. Those willing to  help ora asked to get in touch with tbe secretary of the Returned Soldiers' Employment Committee, 700 Cambie Street.  At the home of the bride's parents, Frontenac street, So. Vancouver, on Saturday evening,  February 12, the /marriage was  solemnized of Mr. William Lloyd  White, of the Royal Engineers,  and Miss Agnes Hunter Law,  daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James  Law, late of Rochdale, England.  The witnesses were Mr. and Mrs.  David Bennett. Rev. A. M. O'-  Donnell officiated.  Any information of the fate of  Pte. Lewen Tugwell. No. 16608,  C Company Seventh Battalion,  1st B. C. regiment, will be very  gratefully received by his sister, Mrs. Caffin, St. Peter's Rec  tory. 179 39th avenue west, South  Vancouver. Pte. Tugwell was officially reported by the Red Cross  as "badly wounded and taken  prisoner in April last at Lange-  marck���������unable to complete the'  march to Roulers. ���������  ' /    Ahi  A very enjoyable evening was  spent at the home of Mrs. E.  Hesson, 324 18th avenue west, 'at  a surprise party given for Miss  Nellie MacLaughlin. The evening was spent in games, after  which a buffet supper was served.  Those present included Mrs. R.  Currie, Mr. and Mrs. Edgerton  Nichols, Master Wilfred Nichols;  Mr. and Mrs. Beverley Nichols,  Misses Helena Hessofl, Nellie  Sterling, Dot Metcalfe, Messie  Madrill, Lottie Maiming, Fos-  teen Clairahew, Bessie Ross, Mabel Hesson, Hilda Hesson, Sergt.  Stevens, Sergt. Roberts, .Pte.  Sterling, Pte. Smith, Pte. Caswell, Pte. Williamson, Pte. New  berry, Henry Sanburn, Tom Ell-  rich, Oliver Foote, Frank Coy,  Lome Hesson, Russell Mackay.  A pleasant time was spent on  Monday evening by the members  of the C. E. societies of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church and their  friends when they were entertained by the members of the  senior society at a Valentine  social. Vocal selections were rendered by Misses Wallace, Duthie  and Baker. A reading was given  by Miss Barclay and a piano duet  by Misses Mitchell and Riches,  after which followed guessing  contests and games. A dainty  lunch was served by the members.  At the annual meeting of the  Lady French Chapter of the  Daughters of the Empire held  on Tuesday at the home of Mrs.  Scott, 2023 4th Ave. east, the  reports of the various committees were read and commented  upon. The following officers were  elected: Mrs. Edwards, regent;  Mrs. C. J. Wilkes, first vice-pre  sident; Mrs. W. Ross, secretary-  treasurer ; Mrs. Nightingale,  echoes secretary; 'Mrs. M. Hodgson, standard bearer. The next  meeting will be held at the home  of Mrs, Morris, Graveley street,  on March 14th.  At the Simon Fraser school the  epidemic of measles seems about  spent and the attendance is ap  proaching the normal. It is hoped that with the disappearance  of the snow the school will be in  full running order.  Division 1 won the shield for  attendance for January, with 84  per~centr  The Cadet Corps is somewhat  handicapped as they can not drill  outside.  With the. beginning of the new  term several changes have been  made on the staff of the Mt.  Pleasant.''school,' Miss M. E.  Dewis, BiA, who has been absent in Nova Scotia for six  months, has returned to her old  class, Division III. A new senior room has been opened with  Miss Maud Frederickson as the  teacher. Miss M. A. Brockwell, B.  A., has charge .of the new intermediate room, Division XVI. Mr.  Francis W. Hobson has succeeded Mrs. Mclnnes as teacher of  the oral class for the deaf.  Special services are still being  held in the Mount Pleasant  Baptist church each evening  (excepting Saturday. Week  nights, at 7.45 p. m., Sunday, at 11 a.m., and 7.15 p.m.  Rev. A. Grieve, Rev. D. G. Mac-  Donald and other well known  leaders are addressing the meetings. Come and get the new  songs used in the Billy Sunday  evangelistic campaign, "Right in  the Corner Where You Are."  and "Sweeter as the' Years go  by." They will brighten the day  for you and help you cany the  burdens that are so heavy to  bear these strenuous times.  Under the leadership of Mrs. F.  H. Hale and Mrs. M. MacKay,  there are special prayer services  being held every afternoon from  3 to 4 p.m. The following homes  are open for these services (women only): Mrs. Bennett, 615  14th Ave. E., Mrs. Ford, Suite 15,  Winona Block, llth and Main,  Mrs. Morton, 27 14th ave. E.,  Mrs.- Clarke. 145 Lansdowne E.7  Mrs. Finch, 174 12th ave. W.,  Mrs. Dennis, 414 6th avenue W.,  and others in different sections  of the J community. If you are  interested in the welfare of your  sons,"daughters and husbands, attend the meeting nearest your  home, and let others help car  ry your burden to the throne  of grace. These services are for  everybody, no matter what de  nomination you belong to.  Look out for the street mission singing band of workers.  Weather permitting they will  start  this work soon.  The union evangelistic services  held during the last two weeks  in St. David's Presbyterian and  Sanford( Methodist churches have  increased both in numbers and  interest. They will be continued  during the coming week at the  Ruth Morton Memorial -Baptist  church, 27th and Prince Albert  streets, the first service being  held at the close of the regular  church services on Sunday evening.       , /    "*  The soldiers' kiddies of South  Vancouver will give a cantata  entitled "Britannia;" in the  Kalenberg Hall at tbe corner of  Main and Thirty-fourth avenue.  South Vancouver, this (Friday)  evening, at 8"o'clock, in aid of  the Patriotic Fund. It is hoped  that everyone who reads the announcement will be on hand,- both  to enjoy the entertainment and  help the kiddies to "do their  bit."  Police-Constable F. Bliss, formerly of the South Vancouver  police force, who joined the Canadian Mounted Rifles for active  service some time ago, has been  transferred to the 158th battalion, and will leave for Victoria  to take the trench periscope  course. Mr. Bliss is a veteran  soldier who has had a ripe military experience in various parts  of the Empire while serving in  British regiments.  The  Lady French  Chapter of  the Daughters of the Empire  held its annual meeting on Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock at the  home of Mrs. Scott, 2023 4th Ave.  East.  The  General Hospital reports  all wards well filled. The employees of the hospital held a  St. Valentine's dance in the  Orange hall last Monday evening at which there was a fair  attendance.  A   concert   in   the   municipal  hall on February 25 is being arranged by the Gordon Presbyterian church. Reeve Fraser will  preside and Mr.' B. C. Hilliam and  Mr. A^. B. Cornish will.be among  the contributors.  It has often been asserted that  Collingwood has sent a bigger  average of men to the fighting  line han any-other-district of the  same size that can be mentioned.  That there is. something in the  assertion there is no doubt, and  residents say that the statement  could be sustained. \At any rate  Carleton school has done extremely well. Recently an honor  roll of boys from the school who  had joined the forces was unveiled. A list of those who were  on the roll was published at the  time, and since that time the following have been added to the  roll: Harry Earle, Henry Gay  Hartt, Archie Todrick, Arthur  Coburn, Sam Barker, Thomas  Payne, Willie Frow, Maxwell  MacDonald, Earle Tyerman, Willie Smith and Roy Coburn.  The committee in charge of the  arrangements for the collecting  of the Patriotic Fund met last  Friday night and arranged the  following halls for the different wards, where campaign  meetings will be held: Ward I.,  Carleton School; Ward II," Robson School; Wards III and IV.,  St. Peter's church; Ward V.,  Municipal Hall; and Ward VI,  Sexsmith school. It was also decided to interview the chairman  of the school board with a propo  sal that each child be asked to  collect for the fund. It is proposed to offer a prize to the scholar in each class who collects  the most money. Another meeting of the committee will be  held on February 21st.  A great deal of damage has  been caused in the municipality  by the rain; flooding being general in all districts. The most  serious damage was probably  done to Manitoba street from  Sixty-fourth avenue, where some  400 feet" of flume was carried  away and where the surface of  the road was washed down into  somex Chirfamen 's gardens. Similar damage was done to this road  last yearv and approximately  $400 had to be spent in repairing  it. Complaints of houses being  flooded poured into the engineering department this week. At  Coun. Russell's home on Commercial street, there was three feet  of water in the basement and  considerable damage was done.  On Sixty-first avenue and Ar-  gyle street, what was a little  brook on Monday was turned into a raging torrent yesterday.  Houses were also flooded in the  district between Thirty-fourth  and Forty-third avenue and Lanark street. Main street near the  foot of forty-third avenue was  flooded during the forenoon, but  the ward foreman got the box  drains cleared before evening and  the water quickly subsided.  -   Canvassers Wanted  Wanted at Once���������Several  young ladies of good address to work for the  WESTERN CALL. Any  young lady can earn from  two to four dollars a day.  Exclusive territory given.  Apply in person at 203  Kingsway.  'x-'^l  '   *  *A  - X'U  Although   nothing   has   been  made public concerning the  re? ���������  suit of the council's investigation,  into the different departments of,  the municipal hall, it is known  that a number of the councillors X  are 'in favor of securing a male,1' '  stenographer   to "do "the police,,  court    work in place   of   Miss  Dench, and it is expected that a  formal recommendation to,   this,'  effect   will   be put   before the  council at its next meeting. Last  year ex-Reeve Gold made strenu-  oue efforts to have Miss Dench  replaced by a male stenographer,  and repeatedly gave her notice  of. dismissal, but on each occasion she   was reinstated   immediately by the council.  - -'I  '.. ;>-> '*'H  - <-' -'tfi  .-x-xM  x XT  t ���������*���������.  V>*.i  m I- ���������  THE WESTERN CALL  JPrida^j^ebruaiylS^g^  David Lloyd George, the man  who used to demolish a Duke or  two in every speech he made,  counts today no more fervent  supporters than among the aristocrats of England. No one ever  pummeled the House of Lords  and the country gentleman ahd  the city landlords and the owners of property as Lloyd George  did; no one was more feared and  no one more hated by the men  of means than he was; no one  had hung himself with such point  and passion against the plump  securities, the buttressed arrangements and conventions of  life in Great Britain, as life in  Great Britain was in that other  state of existence before the war.  Yet today there are scores of Tories in the House of Commons  who would gladly see Lloyd  George in the Premiership; the  very classs he used most vehemently to assail are now the  loudest in his praise, and I can  imagine even the Duke of Northumberland appearing on the  same platform with him not only  without excessive discomfort, but  with positive pride.  Some Associates Distrustful  With this gain there has gone,  of course, a certain loss. Some  of Mr. Lloyd George's old Radi  cal colleagues in the House are a  little shy of him. They do not  readily stomach the laudations of  his former adversaries. They  whisper that he is trying to  jockey Asquith out of the leadership. They are rather scandalized by the rapidity and completeness with which he has  emancipated himself from anything and everything that in his  judgment seems to stand in the  way of a more vigorous and effective prosecution of the war,  They themselves, or some of them  at any rate, are still trying to  measure this awful earthquake  with the party foot-rule; cannot  get it into their heads that  "Liberal" and "Conservative"  are now meaningless labels, and  persist in applying to the war of  wars the picayune shibboleths of  peace.  Concentrated on Victory  Lloyd George has cut loose  from all such hampering limitations. He is thinking solely of the  war and how to win it, and not  at all of what may be the state  of the country or the fortunes of  his party after the war. The  whole of his fiery soul is concentrated on victory and the  ways and means of insuring it;  and  to  bring  victory even  one  ,/  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  =NEVER AGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  .     LOTS  Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St., formerly  ,    held at $4,500, tor $1,600, on  terms.  Kitsilano���������Two 33 ft. Jots, cleared, on llth Avenue, for  inerly held at $1,200 each,  for $350  each.  Strathcona Heights���������50 ft. lot, magnificent view, on 25tb  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������Fine high lot, near 17th Avenue and Laurel St.,  assessed at $300, for $90.00.  Point Grey���������33 ft. lot on the hill near 22nd and Dunbar  St., a great  buy at $350.  ..Fairview���������50 ft. lot on Htb Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner'$3,300.   Sell for $900.  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th Ave. near Highbury Street, on  top of the hill, for $300.  Point Grey���������70 by 122 ft. on 21st Ave., near Crown St.,  for $300. '  South "Vancouver���������A few Lots on 66th and 67th Avenue  for $70.00   each.'  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner Biver Ave. and Gilley  Avenue on the hill, fine view, southern exposure, for  $225.00.  ACRBA0B  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Bumble Boad, on tbe 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 Bond, 3  miles from -the Landing. Good land. Creek running  through, all  for $350.00.  Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B. C. E.  R. near Jubilee Station. A grand property with a  great future, improved. $35,000 was one time refused  for this same property. Can be bought today for  $6,500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres of the very best soil, 21-2 miles  north of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing. Owner paid over $500 per acre as a subdi  vision proposition. Sell to-day for $100 per acre on  terms.  Burnaby���������13-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  HOUSES  i ��������� ���������       . ���������  Point Grey���������On Wilson Boad carline, neat little 3-room  cottage, on lot 33.7 by 298.9 feet deep, all improved,  chicken house and runs. Formerly held at $3,300. Today  for  $1,350.  Fairview���������Quebec St., 5 room modern cottage, fireplace,  built in buffet, pannelled walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.  Kitsilano���������6-room modern house on lot 66 by 132 feet, with  fireplace, hardwood floors, furnace, bath and toilet separate, former value was $6,000.   Sell for $3,150.  Fairview���������8 rooms, hardwood floors, hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot 50 ft. by 120, on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.   Owner paid $9,000. Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, full 50 ft. lot, on 10th Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 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  inch nearer there is nothing  however revolutionary, that, he  would boggie at.  He would put the- whole nation  for instance, if need be, under  the orders of the government,  and this ^for industrial as, well  as military purposes. He had  seen how M. Thomas, the French  Minister of Munitions, works the  trick in France. If M. Thomas on  his rounds of the French gun  and shell factories finds any  trade union leader making trouble, for example, to the employment of 'women or to unskilled  men being put on skilled work,  or insisting that the output per  diem shall be limited to a certain figure, that leader is at once  informed that his services are required at the front. And away  he goes.  Labor Leaders Troublesome  Mr. Lloyd George would give  anything to have similar powers in England. He has argued,  pleaded, appealed, used all his  gifts of sympathy and persuasion,  but there are still far .too many  leaders of organized labor who  as yet do not see the, necessity  of surrendering for the duration  of the.war the rights and privileges they have won by four decades of hard struggle, and of  abandoning customs and practices and prejudices which, whatever may be said for them, do  certainly prevent the country from reaching its maximum  of production. These men are  giving Mr. Lloyd George an infinity of trouble, and he has also  to reckon with the ineradicable  repugnance of the British working classes to being told that  they X must."  In the past Lloyd George has  done hisc full share in convincing them that the state owes  everything to them, and that  they owe little or nothing to the  state. Now, when it is essential  that they should sacrifice their  class interests to those of the  nation as a whole, he is finding  them in spots not unnaturally  intractable. They, are miles behind him in grasping that nothing matters now except beating  the Germans, and some of them  look with a good deal of suspicion on their old friend and  champion who now so strangely  talks of "compulsion" and  preacher at them the duty of  throwing overboard principles  and habits that they regard as  the very essence of their industrial liberties. ���������  England a Vast Arsenal  The situation both for him  and them is tense and difficult.  As minister of munitions he, has  the hardest row to hoe of any  cabinet officer. He said at. the  beginning of the war that the  last hundred million pounds  would settile it. Today he would  be more inclined to say that victory will rest with the side that  possesses the extra five million  shells. To get these shells he is  building vast national factories,  he has taken over practically  the whole engineering trade of  the country; he has turned England into an arsenal. But at every  turn he finds himself hindered  and occasionally tripped up by  the grudging, grasping, unrealiz-  ing spirit in which he is met by  the black-coated gentleemen who  sit in the trade union councils,  who claim to speak for the workingmen, and who have undoubtedly the power of very largely  influencing their actions. It is not  that these leaders are unpatriotic  or against the war. It is simply  that they are unimaginative, cannot, understand that their accustomed world has been blown to  pieces, and are more concerned  with safeguarding the position  and interests of . their class  against the onset of peace than  with the immediate task of ending the war as quickly as possible.  Industrial Crisis Postponed  All this Mr. Lloyd George has  had to contend with. ' Then, too,  as Minister of. Munitions he has  inherited the ghastly bitterness  and mistrust and unrest which  had long been poisoning the relations between capital and labor  throughout Great Britain, and in  certain districts, notably on the  Clyde and in South Wales, had  induced a state of venomous and  seemingly permanent hostility.  The great war, it should never  be forgotten, caught Britain industrially on the'verge of a crisis that had long been maturing. The crisis has been postponed, possibly averted, but the forces that were behind it are still  alive and operative, and call for  the most skilful handling. On the  whole, Mr. Lloyd George has handled them with skill, with the  tact that is born of real understanding, and with very great  courage. He has this unique advantage in addressing a labor  audience���������he was himself born in  the humblest circumstances and  has worked his way up without  for one moment forgetting what  it means to be poor.  "I was brought up," he told  the Trade Union Congress, a few  months ago, "in a workman's  home. There is nothing you  could tell me about the anxieties  and worries of labor that I did  not know for the first twenty  years of my life." j  A Man of the People  That is literaljy true, and it  makes a bond of union between  Lloyd George and the masses Of  the British people such as exists  in the case of no other cabinet  minister. He knows their conditions, the workings bf. their  minds, their instinctive attitudes.  He speaks their language. Those  early years of struggle implanted  in him a fiery and abiding compassion for the poor, the disinherited, the "under dog,'V the  millions who toil and ineffectively  murmur. The iron of poverty  entered into his soul, not to corrode it. with -unavailing bitterness, but to sting it to indigna  tion and revolt.  He was a born rebel. He is a  rebel still. There is perhaps no  man in the British Isles to whom  the smug respectabilities, the appalling contrasts and inequalities of British life, are more absolutely repugnant. There is assuredly no man in whom the  religion of humanity, which is,  or ought to be, the religion of  democracy, is more incarnate. It  is not often, one comes across  genuine democrats, men whose  lives ahd* instincts are governed  byVa sense of unaffected brotherhood, and on whom rank and  wealth and all the divisions and  distinctions thjt.M  the fabric of society, have no hold  whatever, but Lloyd George is  just such a man.  Frank and Captivating  Frankness and a captivating  good-fellowship flame from him.  He is One of the cheeriest and  most approachable of men. Merely to catch a glimpse of him as  he enters a room or walks rapidly  through the lobbies, with life and  vivacity speaking in every movement���������a small, well-knit man,  with gray-white ' hair, brushed  back in waves from a broad and  powerful forehead; features in  which strength and sensitiveness,  good humor and resolution are  blended in an almost poetic pallor ; large, flashing eyes that talk  even when the lips move not,  and an ever-ready smile of extraordinary sweetness ��������� is to  know him for the hearty, human  fellow he is. He never works up  a "manner" or cultivates affectations, least of all the affectation  that he is bored or over-weighted by the responsibilities of office.  A Typical Welshman  We in England are quite used  to being led and-ruled by Scotchmen and Irishmen. But this is  the first time that a Welshman  has taken a hand at the job.  And Lloyd George is as Welsh  as O'Connell was Irish���������more so,  indeed, for O'Connell never spoke  Irish,   while   Lloyd George     is  TRUST COMPANY CHARGES  Charges for Trust Company service are usually the same aB would  be allowed for similar service by an individual. They are never  more. Trust Company service excels that rendered by individuals,  not in expense, but in effectiveness.  North West Trust Company, limited  E. B. MORGAN, PRESIDENT  509 EICHAEDS  STBEET.  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Horse Clothing.  We are the largest manufacturers and  importers of Leather Goods in B. C.  WHOLESALE ANP BETAIL.  perhaps even more eloquent and  moving in "Welsh than in English. For many years he has been  the dictator Of the principality.  No one is more imbued with the  spirit and consciousness of a distinctive Welsh nationality, and  no one has done more���������or, indeed, half' so much��������� to make  that spirifc of -nationality^^politically elective.  He might have been a Welsh  Parridil. Instead, he passed oyer  from the .tributary of Welsh nationalism to the broad stream of  British Radicalism. But without  ceasing for one instant to be a  Welshman through and through.  He is peculiarly Welsh in having in him so much of the poet,  the dreamer, and the evangelist.  If he had not been a politician  he would assuredly have been a  "Billy" Sunday. Indeed, he often  used to devote the methods of  the camp meeting to the service  Of politics, and never more often  than when speaking from a  Welsh platform to a Welsh audience. To many a stolid Englishman the Lloyd George who blew  off Celtic steam among his beloved native hills and the Lloyd  George who donned the official  togs at Westminster seemed wholly different persons. They found  it difficult to reconcile the extravagance of his rhetoric in  Wales with the sauve and practical sagacityVhe displayed as cabinet minister, and clever as he is,  I doubt whether he is quite clever enough ever to have taken  the full measure of English stupidity and decorum or to have  understood why, before the war,  he was so frequently at odds with  both.  A Dramatic Speaker  It   is   the   Celtic  strain that  makes him one of the most dramatic, refreshing and successful  speakers I have ever listened to  on either side of the Atlantic.  His quick-moving mind flashes  out in pungent, unforgettable  phrases, few of which are without a sting. He hits hard always  bitterly often,   recknessl   nuunn  J___t������d������_____t__P^^  times.".% have never known his  equal for covering an opponent  with ridicule, pillorizing him  the damnable epithet, and goading him with pin-pricks of sarcasm arid invective. Give him a  mass of passion or broad humor  or popular sentiment to work  upon, and he can make of it  what he pleases.  Sometimes he will froth and  rant and be as vulgar as Cleon  himself. At others you will find  him holding even the House of  Commons spellbound by a powerful and pathetic sketch of social misery. He has the first of  all oratorical merits in being true  to himself and in feeling the  pulse of his audience. The eye of  a hawk for a weak argument,  arid a natural gift for pointed  exposition are always with him.  For the rest, with his Celtic  touch of idealisrii and romance  and imagination, and his Celtic  lack of. shamefacedness in v the  presence of the emotions that  ^Englishmen seek to smuggle  away, he can be almost anything  that the mood or the needs of  the moment suggest���������a tornado  of venom and invective one day,  the next sweeping the chords of  the deeper emotions, and on a  third a master of tactful, conciliatory reasonableness;���������but always vital and direct, always a  human being and never a mere  phonograph.  (Continued   on   Page  3) -��������� ,'j.-,    .tv, , K['^(i-, vxx._  Friday, February 18,1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  Contraband in Coin, a New Business  The crying demand for copier and bronze in Germany has  pesulted in a new kind of con-  raband traffic. It is a traffic in  loney itself, and includes all  fcoins which have in their composition an appreciable quantity  it the metals which Germany  Leeds to make war ammunition,  frhe conversion of German copier coins into iron coins has been  ;oing on for a long time, but  Pnow the conversion has spread  [even to the conquered portions  of Belgium and France. Air kinds  of ruses are resorted to in obtaining the desired metals and  gold is offered liberally-in exchange for the cheaper metal.  Trading for Copper  Walter S. Hiatt, who has made  a special study of railroad conditions in Europe, in the current  issue of The Railway Age Gazette gives some incidents of the  copper shortage both in Germany  and France. One case refers to an  attempt of the Germans to trade  some old locomotives for "copper  ore. Negotiations were begun  with a Norwegian company for  the bona fide sale of the locomotives. When the delivery was  about to be made the Germans  | requested that payment be made  in ore rather than in gold. The  Norwegian firm, because of Nor  way's export restrictions, would  not comply. Then the Germans  demanded copper to the same  amount that was' contained in  the various locomotive parts.1 This  demand was also refused. Then  the Germans pointed out that it  would not be illegal to make  payment for the locomotives in  Norwegian copper and bronze  money. The Norwegians, according to the report, refused to  comply with this ruse, and the  negotiations fell through.  A Copper Famine  "The sore need of Germany  for copper," says Mr. Hiatt,  "can easily be reckoned when it  it considered that the normal  price of copper is about 25 cents  a pound, whereas a pound of  copper or bronze pennies now  costs the buyer 80 cents, plus  the gold exchange. The German  copper famine comes not only  from her excessive and lavish use  of all kinds of war munitions, but  from the fact that she normally  does not mine what she uses.  Pays Gold for Copper  "Germany needs copper so  badly for war purposes that she  has long since used up whatever  copper money she may have had,  as well as her nickel money, replacing the two by iron coins. At  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM PAY  TO PAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH--AN OFFENCE  T5������ YO# FRIENPS ? x X  Jf the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant prices charged by other dentist* has  hitherto prevented yon having yonr teeth attended to, listen to my message.  ;   DENTISTRY AS I PRACTICE IT  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OF PAlfc  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to me.   X  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MY PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  -' ' J  So sure am I of Oralthesia and its certain results, I say  to all my patients:  "IF IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  And in comparison to the high prices charged by others  in my profession MY prices are, in keeping with the  HIGH quality of my Avork and the materials which I use,  exceedingly low. '���������'-./���������  IX ..:'-. '    ���������    .. X ���������        .,  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  the present time she is actually  paying gold for copper money  delivered to her from her neighbors. An immense contraband  traffic in money has been going  on for' the last four months, so  immense that there are hardly  any copper or bronze coins left  in Belgium, France, Italy, or  Spain."  Germany's cry for copper is  felt even in the heart of Paris,  on the street cars, subways and  railroads. The man who demands  small change, it appears, falls under suspicion and trainmen are  obliged to specifically ask for the  right change to curtail the-copper coin drainage. At the ticket  offices of the Metropolitan and  Nord-Sud subways, according to  Mr. Hiatt; copies of the French  law of April 22, 1790, which provides, that the buyer of' ah.'article must provide the necessary  change, have been posted. This  law was originally passed to protect the seller against debased  coins bf depreciated paper money.  Issues 2-Cent Bills  "The lack of copper money,"  continues Mr. Hiatt, "has embar-  assed the railroads not only at  Paris, but all over France, where  the supply has become so limited that some cities have been  forced to issue bills in tvVo-cent,  five-cent, or ten-cent denominations. In many stations and stores  postage stamps are accepted and  given as change for silver money.  "It appears that this copper  drainage has been effected principally through neutral Switzerland, where the people, with half  of their normal commerce cut  off, must make a living as best  they can. The process has been  very simple. Merchants and small  bankers let it be known among  store cashiers, railway ticket .sellers, and the like that they "would  pay a small premium on copper  coin. Immediately the copper  coins began to flow in their direction. They put them up in boxes and sent them as freight to  the agent for whom the merchant  or banker was the intermediary.  In some parts of France bordering on the Swiss frontier bankers'  agents have been known to appear on the big market days and  publicly buy sack after sack of  these coins."  ��������� ,   ���������*���������     ��������� XiJ-il  '������������������ /.-'  : a , -  i -v  wife becoming sick, he returned  with her to England, where she  succumbed to her illness. Returning to Winnipeg, he married  Sussana Gertrude Clarke, for7  merly of Meaford, Ontario, who  came with him to N Vancouver,  and who survives him. Surviving  also is a son, an issue of the first  marriage, R. G.- Mellon, who is  actively engaged at Port Mellon,  on Howe Sound, in charge of a  pulp and paper plant. This port  was named after Captain Mellon.  Active and Useful Citizen  He was persuaded to come to  British Columbia by his wife,  reaching here in 1886 and living  here ever since. He was a member of the Art, Historical and  Scientific Association, of which  Mellon was the real founder. He  was also a member of the Royal Colonial Institute. He was surveyor for the Bureau Veritas  and for a number of years Spanish vice-consul for British Columbia. During early days in  Vancouver, he filled the office of  police magistrate for several  years and was appointed by the  Liberal government as examiner  of masters and mates. He founded and was the first president  of St. George's society here, organized for philanthropic purpose-?. He was an adherent of the  Church of England.  The funeral was held from  St. George's church on Wednesday   afternoon.  CANADIAN IMMIGRATION  FALLING OFF  Two-Number Service Between  VANCOUVER AND  NEW WESTMINSTER  ���������j .  #  RAPID   FIRE  TELEPHONING  Id 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.  Tou do not have to ask for long distance; simply  give the cumber 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  ANOTHER OLD PIONEER  CALLED BY DEATH  Genuine regret will be felt  among thousands of friends in  Vancouver and vicinityat the an-  nouncement of the death of Captain HughMellon, 1134 llth Ave.  west, aged 75, a retired sea captain, and one of the best known  of the old-timers of' Vancouver.  Captain Mellon died at the general hospital last Sunday evening from diabetes. He was admitted to the hospital on February 5th.  The late Captain Mellon came  to Vancouver in 1886, shortly after the great fire. Although he  lived retired, he kept in touch  with shipping interests, an industry to which he devoted his  life as representative of the  New York board of underwriters.  .Captain Mellon was born on  May 22, 1840, at the manufacturing city of Nottingham, England, and, after having received a fair education, became a sailor. At the age of fourteen, when  he embarked as " an apprentice  and took his first trip from London to Calcutta. Five years later  he joined the navy, becoming a  member of the crew of the Zen-  obia.  In 1879 Captain Mellon decided to seek wealth and independence in the Canadian northwest. He came to this country  in 1880, settling in Winnipeg  during its first boom and in connection with the Dominion steamship reserve, helped to establish  Rapid City. He was the pioneer  settler of Rapid City and took  the  first passenger  there.   - His  That the war has reduced immigration, not only from the continent, but from Britain and Ireland as well, almost to the vanishing point, is indicated by figures furnished by the minister of  interior.  Immigration from Austria-Hungary was in 1914, 7647, and  in 1915,, 14; from Belgium, 1495  in 1914, and 224 in 1915; Bulgaria, 4512 and 1; China, j 100 and  82; France, 1568 and 191; Germany 3004 and 34; England, 35,-  801 and 6672; Ireland, 3942 and  865;. Scotland, 9430 and 1952;  Wales, 700 and 117; Greece,  1357 and 124; Hebrews, 4279  and 438; Italy, 7365 and 365;  Japan, 681 and 380; Poland,  2342 and 7; Russia, 7243 and  114; Scandinavian countries, 2622  and 526 in 1915; the. United States, 68,569 in 1914 and 36,098 in  1915. The total immigration in  1914 was 168,930, and in 1915 only 48,466.  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  LLOYD GEORGE-^���������"        X  BRITAIN'S IDOL  '(Continued from Page 2)  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. a  basis of general culture. He  has unusual intelligence, but not  much intellect. He relies for his  effect upon an almost uncanny  ability to read the feelings of the  average run of men. Captivated  by large schemes and grandiose  ideas, he is apt to launch into  them with splendid dash and energy long before he has clearly  grasped their essence or consequences or reduced them to the  repellent elements of cost, machinery, and methods of operation. He is much better at getting up a subject than at getr  ting at it. One may doubt whe-  His  Two Great Achievements  Two great achievements stand  already to Lloyd George's credit  in connection with the war. The  first was when, as chancellor of  the exchequer, he saved the financial situation. The second  turns on his success ������in raising  the British output of munitions  to a figure that in a very few  months will not merely equal but  surpass Germany's. But it is less  for what he has done than for  the spirit he lias shown r in doing it that the country is now  ranged behind him in almost  unanimous confidence and gratitude. He has mirrored the fighting unconquerable soul of-the  nation. The same fire and daring" that he used to throw into  his struggle with the Established Church and the House of  Lords and the authors of the  Transvaal war and the Protectionists and game preservers and  party politicians he has now  hurled unreservedly into the war.  Reader of Human Nature  There are many, of course, who  still gird at him, and I should  he the last to label him as beyond criticism. He is, as a matter of fact, very vulnerable. A  man of his emotional intensity is  bound to be vulnerable. Lloyd  George has a nimble and acquisitive   mind, but   he   lacks   any  ther he ever spent a year's  thinking on anything in his life.  His own appetite for drudgery  and minutiae is easily satisfied.  He is little of an organizer. But  he has a hard-headed and at the  same time an almost intuitive inr  sight into the essentials of any  definite problem that is presented to him. Time and again in this  war he has been right where the  military experts have b e e n  wrong. And, above all, he is a  superb driving force, with just  those gifts of inspiration that a  democracy most needs and most  responds to at a time of trial.  No one will stand higher than he,  perhaps no one as high, when the  history of Britain's part in the  war comes  to  be told.  Brisk as Avar  "I suppose now you are married your time of billing and cooing has ceased?" "Well, the cooing has ceased, but the billing is  as brisk as ever!"  His Evenings Occupied  "Yes, sir, one hour's uninterrupted reading each evening  would make you "  "Uninterrupted! Where do you  think iny wife spends her evenings?"  Spring Fashions in War  From hints dropped by the  leaders of the French fashion  forces, the following may be confidently predicted of the war  styles for 1916:  Germany will be worn out.  Austria-Hungary will be worn  down.  Russia will be advanced and  daring.  France will be broader and  longer.  Turkey will be slashed and divided.  Great Britain will be partial  to sailor effects.  Bulgaria will be ruffled, belted, and trimmed.  Might Recognize It  ^-" Look-at that-foolish fellow  Baker," said one man to another, "out on a rainy day like  this without an unbrella! Is he  crazy?" "I suppose so," said hisr  friend hurriedly. "Let's hurry  on. I don't want to meet him."  "Why not?" "He may recognize  this umbrella.   It's his.''  , Revised to Date  Gases to right of them,  Gases to left of them.  Gases in front of them,  Chemic'ly thundered.  Nix on the shot and shell.  Wdr has a newer hell���������  Into an  acid   bath,  Into a poison smell.  Rode tlie six hundred.  Should Have  Used Screws  Clank! v Clank! Clank! What  dreadful sounds are these, breaking the stillness of the Sunday  afternoon? In haste Mrs. -Mac-,  larty leaves the fireside, and  goes in search of. the cause of  the disturbance. In the garden  she finds her husband nailing a  board on the bottom of the barrow.  "Donald, man," she says,  "ye're makin' an awful row:;  What'11   the neighbors   think?"  "Niver mind them.1 Kirsty,"  says Donald, "I maun get i-ay  barra' men'it."  VOh. but Donald," says Kirsty, "it's very wronk-to work  on the Sawbath. Ye ought tae  use screws!"  '" >  .O    .  t  4>  ' J.  .  -   -     '1.  -I'  X"  rj   rj>A]  1   ^     'I  ) -   l4'"������l  >XI THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, February 18, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  PUBLISHED  EVERY FRIDAY  By the  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  Head Office:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140  Subscription: One Dollar a Year in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  EvaiwVW. Sexsmith, Editor  THE  BY-ELECTIONS  On Saturday, February 26th,  the electors of the city of Vancouver will be called upon to select their representative to a seat  in the provincial legislature. The  by-election which has been  brought about through ^the appointment of Hon. C. E. Tisdall  to the office of Minister of Public Works, will find three candi  dates in the field, viz., Hon. C.  E. Tisdall, Ex-Mayor h. D. Taylor, and M. A. Macdonald. We  refrain from prophesying as to  the probable outcome of the  contest. Like a horse race, an  election is brim full of uncertainties. It is this uncertainty which  places the responsibility on elector who have the welfare .of  this city, and province at heart.  It is in the hands of the electors  whether or not the candidate  best fitted for. the position is  chosen entirely regardless of party politics. Every elector in  this city should inquire into the  merits of. the three candidates,  should study, their' platform  - plank by plank, weigh them all  in the balance, and then on Sat  urday next go forth and vote  irrespective of any clique or party, for the man who is capable  of giving the best representation.  Hon.   C. E.   Tisdall, Minister  pf Public Works, will carry the  Conservative banner next Saturday.  For  several years  he  has  represented this^ity in the legislature, and . his, appointment  to  the head of the chief spending  department of   the   government  was a fitting honor to the work  that he has accomplished while a  member of the House. He has the  confidence of the businessv community and   should   he   be returned at the head of the poll  the public cah-'rest assured that  their, interests will be well looked after. . He is conversant with  the needs of the department and  has the courage to rectify that  want, regardless of influences. -  The announcement that Ex-  Mayor Louis D. Taylor would  run as an Independent in the  coming election,, came somewhat  as a surprise. While at one time  it looked as-though the election  would be conducted along  straight party issues, the inclusion of the city's former chief  magistrate makes the guessing as to the outcome all the  more hazardous. We have reason  to believe that- both Hon. C. E.  Tisdall and M. A. Macdonald,  the Liberal candidate, will both  suffer as the result of Mr'. Taylor's candidature. On three occasions Mr. Taylor was elected mayor of. this city, showing con  elusively that he possesses a very  strong following. It would be unwise to reckoi-*. without including:  Mr. Taylor.  The Liberal candidate, Mr. M.  A: Macdonald, is not a stranger  to the electors, he having been.a  candidate in 1912 when he was  defeated. At that time he appealed to the electors without of  fering anything that resembled  a constructive platform and consequently the electors could not  see their way clear to have him  represent them on his rhetoric  alone. Mr. Macdonald has failed  to benefit by his folly on that  occasion, and four years later  he again offers himself minus a  constructive  program.  Particularly during these trying times, we require strong men  at the head of affairs. Men  who have the.courage to back up  their convictions. Tn our opinion, Mr. Macdonald hardly comes  under this category.  THE LATE THOMAS  \     CUNNINGHAM  It seems that almost' every  week we are forced to chronicle  the passing away of one British Columbia pioneer after another. Within the past few  months the community has suffered the loss of many old-timers, the men who braved the  /���������  *  early days and who made the  developing of this province their  life-work. During the past  week another of those * pioneers  was beckoned by the Angel of  Death. The late Thomas Cunningham, for many years Provincial Fruit Inspector, will be  a distinct loss to the community, but particularly to the  fruit growers and farmers  throughout the entire province  for in him they had a constant  friend, one who through all the  years he held office as fruit inspector, gave his best efforts in  order that those he sought to  serve might reap the fullest  benefit. The interests of the men  on the land were his interests  also. To the late Mr. Cunningham  can be attributed the success of  the fruit orchards of British Columbia today. Through his vi^-  alance in protecting the orchards  and gardens from fruit pests,  British Columbia fruit-growers  found a ready market for their  fruit. At all times he showed the  courage to perform his duties  promptly. The problems and  conditions of. the fruit-growing  industry in British Columbia  were known thoroughly by him,  and at all times his advice and  service were at their disposal.  The late Thomas Cunningham  came to British Columbia some 60  years ago, leaving his home   iri  Kingston, Ont., and coming by  way of the Panama Isthmus: Following the gold rush in the Cariboo he settled in New Westminster, where he conducted a successful business for several years.  In 1890 he was elected to a seat  in the provincial legislature, and  it was during this time that he  succeeded in bringing down an.  act \establishing   the   provincial  department for dealing with horticultural questions. In 1900, just  ten years later, he was prevailed upon by the- provincial government to1 accept the appointment of provincial fruit inspector, a position he occupied until  his death.      '  of their anxious trial: We must  bear ourselves as bravely as the  men we love, and hide our aching hearts beneath a proud exterior, thus proving ourselves to  be worthy of the men ��������� God  bless them���������who have given  their  lives for us.  cent they   can  THE SHADOW OF DEATH  They have fought their fight,  and they have gone to their long  rest. There is nothing more we  can do forthem^ Wearing Jblack  will not help them in any way;  but much remains to be done for  those that are left behind.  Then there always seems to be  a certain ostentatious parade in  wearing flowing black veils and  yards and yards and yards of  crepe���������it looks as if our grief  was such that it might be  staunched by a lavish display of  black clothing���������or that we found  a certain amount of consolation  and satisfaction out of a death  provided we can flaunt our woes  in the a eyes of a sympathetic  world. The heart that truly  grieves has a sorrow so sacred  that it hides its woe from the  eye8"of all. nor seeks to voice its  grievous loss in an ostentatious  pageant of black  Also, we must remember that  there are other people besides  ourselves in the world. Life is  not so happy,' bright and cheerful at present that we should go  out of our way to make things  look more sombre still. There  is a world of anxiety in the air,  and it is not for us to add to  the anxiety of. others by parading before their eyes our selfish  grief, and bring home to them  possible sorrows that may await  them in their turn.  We should not give way to our  grief and abandon ourselves to  our tears, and heavily draped in  black present a picture of  mourning, woe and unwilling  martyrdom to others in the hour  THE   FRUIT COMBINE  Here is a fine example ot the  way that householders and local  merchants of the city are discriminated against and squeezed  out of. the last  stand. X  A merchant in Mt. Pleasant  has handed us in writing a verbatim report of a conversation  with; one Of his customers and  his clerk on Wednesday morning.   It. is as follows:  "How much are bananas a dozenf"  "Thirty cents, madam."       \  "How is. it that the pedlars, are  selling them this morning at 15 cents  n dozen, and you are asking me to pay  ?0 cents; and thfe. bananas tliey have  are quite as good as you have here, if  not; better? "  "The reason of that, Mrs. Smith,  is because the wholesale produce houses have a combine, and if they set  a. certain price of any article, it is  sold at just that price. Any sales  man breaking this wholesale rule is  fined or dismissed. The price of bananas to a store is 5 cents a pound.  This dozen of bananas weighs, five  pounds and three ounces, costing me  30 cents a dozen. I.'am losing money  on them, for the bunch will average  at least 50  cents  a dozen.  Now. the pedlar can, buy his bananas at so much per bunch, which we  storekeepers are not allowed to do. He  can buy them at from $1 to $1.50  a bunch���������about 9 or 10 cents a dozen,  so he can make more money on them  at 15 cents than I can at thirty  cents.  "It seems to me it's about time  that some of our aldermen or mem  bers of parliament put a stop to such  combines so that a ratepayer could  get a living out of the goods he  sells."  Now that is an actual conversation about actual facts. The  merchant is a tax payer. He has  a family. His children attend  ischools He sells honest goods  and tries to sell them at honest  prices, but the. Water street pirates say^he must sell only certain goods at certain prices and  they fix the cost to him so that  in most cases he cannot make a  living profit and in some, like  this banana instance, he actually loses money. Yet these same  pirates  turn round  and  encour-  *  age the peddlers, who carry no  stock, have no investment in  building or fixtures and in most  cases are foreigners who are not  the best kind of citizens to have.  Furthermore this combine will  not hesitate to boycott a merchant who fails to comply with  their demands. A merchant  must buy all his supplies from  them^or he will, get.none.at-'all.  For instance, if he goes past them  and buys apples or peaches jfrom  British Columbia growers they  will refuse to sell him citrous  fruits like oranges and lemons.  This has been done frequently.  Then up to last fall they discriminated against British ."Columbia apples. They wouldn't  buy them themselves and when  the growers shipped apples here  the wholesale dealers would order in a carload of cheap American stuff and cut the prices all  to pieces, while the British Columbia apples were on the market. X  The fruit combine in Vancouver needs to be taken by the  scruff of the neck and dropped  into the Inlet. There is no more  iniquitous aggregation of robbers and enemies of the public  interest in this province than the  .Water street fruit combine. It  has beeri at this game for a good  many  years too,  A plebiscite taken in a Russian  district recorded 84 pier cent, in  favor of permanent prohibition.  Last year's record of railway  fatalities in Canada was made  up of 170 trespassers,. 99 employees, and eight passengers.  There were 873 employees and  239 passengers injured. This  record is by no means excessive,  as there were 46,702,280 passengers carried during the year.  The "tyranny" of keeping a  man sober by stopping the-sale  of alcohol in licensed bars is  not greatly different from the  tyranny of keeping the would-be  suicide alive by preventing him  from purchasing poison.  ��������� *   *  Insurance of Dominion property is a suggestion following  the fire. Insurance is the accept  ance of a small loss as a means  of escaping the uncertain chance  of a greater. The Dominion owns  much property- in many places  and should assume its own risks.  ��������� ������������������*   *  Turning, from Liquor, Britain  takes to tea. During the fiscal  year 1914rl5 nearly 6,000,000,000  pounds more of tea was consumed  in the United Kingdom than  during 1913-14, despite higher  prices and war taxation. In addition, there was a great increase  in the quantity of tea supplied to  the troops on active service.  ��������� ���������   ���������  The only return from a farm  is the crop. The system that  partly deprives the farmer of this  return, even when it compensates  him by,selling price of. his land,  which is really an attachment  on the crops of the future, induces half-tilled holding instead  of promoting the best cultivation.  ���������Toronto Globe.  South Vancouver people at a  meeting called for Patriotic Fund  purposes, passed a resolution declaring that the time had arrived when the government should  take over the burden of providing for soldiers' wives aridyehil-  dren, and no longer leave these  dependent upon the generosity of  the public. There is a very gen-  ejcal and very rapidly developing feeling to the same effect.  The needs of the Patriotic Fund  now amount to the proportions  of a pretty fair sized tax, and it  is not fair that the whole  amount should be, demanded of  those who are willing. It is  time to give the" traitor and the  shirker the chance to contribute  for the protection they enjoy.���������  Edmonton Bulletin.-  Correspondence  Headers are invited to communicate on any subject of general interest   to . the   community.  All communications should be addressed to the Editor, and should include the name and address of the  writer as a matter of good faith, and  not necessarily for publication.  1  VANCOUVER TALKS  WITH MONTREAL  South   Vancouver,   Feb.   14.  1916.  Editor  "Western   Call:  A meeting of the South Vancouver  branch of the Canadian Patriotic Fund  was held February llth at 6106 Ches  ter street, South Vancouver. The  minutes of the previous meeting were  read and adopted. Then a lively and  enthusiastic discussion followed as to  the best ways and means of organ  izing a campaign in South Vancouver.  Several splendid suggestions were set  forth, but as the attendance was  small, it was decided to continue this  valuable discussion at the next meeting.  It was evident from the tone of the  meeting that the people of South Vancouver are anxious to "do their bit"  towards helping this worthy cause  alqng. There are already more than  six hundred families of South Vancouver dependants of men whoso loyally answered to the call '.'Your King  and Country Need You. "To be able  to say to these heroes on their return,  "we have done the best we could for  your wives and families," will be  worth the sacrifice and effort put lorth  in this  great  work.  Mrs. McDonald, a very sympathetic  and energetic worker, has already done  an amazing amount bf work along this  line. Under her supervision the Sol.  diers.'. Wives are doing all they can  to alleviate the pain and suffering  of our boys at the front. If you wish  to understand and' appreciate this  work please visit the tsoldiers' home.  6106 Chester street,   South  Vancouver.  While these noble women are sac  rificing so much let us be up and/ doing and see that they are not sacrificing   financially. as   well.  Of our soldier boys, we cannot pen  greater "words than -these, ' Greater  love hath.no man than this, that a  man lay down his life for his friends.'  But do not let us forget that their  wives are the ones that are paying  the price and great Royalty to them,  we owe still further. Let' us remember  the mother of that noble son whose  last words to his friends were. "Treat  my mother kindly, boys, be a friend  to her when I am gone." The sacri  fice of that mother is  as great if not  greater  than  that  of her  son's wifl  The  committee   purposes   arranging  for public meetings  to be held in tb  several  wards  of South  Vancouver if  order to arouse the interest and syn  pa thy    of    the    people   in    this   can  paign ~   Just when and how this car  paign  is to be carried out is not ye  fathomed,  but we urge   the people  think over it carefully and when th]  collector makes his visit, if you car  not   do   more, put   your   name in   thl  book for at   least. a   smile, as ever_f  little   helps.  A. SYMPATHIZER.'  The report of weather condij  tions in Greater Vancouver foil  the week ending Tuesday, Feb-j  ruary 15, according to Weather^  man Shearman, is as follows:  Highest   temperature:   50   decrees on February 14.  Lowest temperature, 32 degrees]  on February 9.  Rain: 2.96  inches.  JSnow:  .075 inches.  Total sunshine,   11 hours,   18  minutes.  Ambuscade Scales  Customer to coal dealer ���������  Your scales ought to be named  the "Ambuscade Brand." Dealer���������Why, madam ? Customer���������  Because they lie in weight!  KayBaU!  In the corridor of the Chelten-'  ham School, Denver, the principal  posted a notice reading:  "All requests for absence ow-:  ing to grandmothers funeral;,  lame back, selling war extras,  housecleaning, moving, brain  storm, cousin's wedding, headache, sore throat, turning the  wringer, general indisposition,  etc., positively must be handed to  the principal not later than  10.17 o'clock on the morning of  the game."  Many houses are burned by  sparks igniting clothes or kindling placed near the stove to dry.  Forty years ago. last Monday,  Dr. Alexander Graham Bell and  his associate, Thomas A. Watson,  first proved the truth of Dr.  Bell's theory of. the telephone.  The conversation was carried on  from_one room to_anotherr^-a-dis--  tance of one hundred feet.  On Monday night in the Globe  theatre hundreds of residents of  Vancouver listened to- conversations carried on' between Vancouver and Montreal over a 4,-  000 mile stretch of wire. The  conversations were conducted  with the same facility arid 'the  voices recognized as easily as if  the distance had been 40 miles.  Some months ago Vancouver  was linked up with San Francisco. For some time past experts have been working 'in the  Seymour exchange to secure perfect "universal .service," and as  a result it was found possible to  route a service from here to Seattle and thence through Spokane;  Walla Walla, Portland, Denver,  Chicago, Buffalo and Albany to  Montreal.  Mayor McBeath; Mr. F. W.  Peters] Mr. Robert Kelly. Mr. F.  J. Burd and several others exchanged greetings with friends in  Montreal.       ' '  ",���������-..-  The dream of the telephone en  gineers is now an accomplished  fact, and the manrier in which  it has been attained was" demonstrated at the Globe Theatre on  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings by meansof moving  pictures, and by Mr. G. W. Peck,  of New York, who lectured as  the pictures were shown.  The demonstrations were given  under the auspices of the B. C.  Telephone  Company.  With Electric tight in Your Hows*  Vou aro equipped to use to your advantage numerous  little inexpensive electrical conveniences *������r the home  wbicb immeasurably increase tbe usefulness and value of  ^our service,to customers. ,  Electric utensils for various purposes of tbe household  bave become necessities in every up-to-date home.  Tbe discomforts of ironing day have been forever put  to flight by tbe electric flat iron. Tbe electric curling  iron, tbe electric 'washing machine, tbe electric vacuum  cleaner, tbe electric toaster, tbe electric radiator and tbe  electric coffee percolator bave become indispensable to  those wbo bave tried them, while tbe electric beating pad.  is putting tbe old fashioned hot water bag out of business.  Tbe cost of operating these electric household utensils  is so small as to form a distinct economy.  We will be glad to tell-you more about electrical appliances for tbe borne. A visit to tbe nearest salesroom of the  company will interest you.  New Westminster  Vancouver  Chiliiwack  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  -/'���������L"  VANCOUVER,0VICTORIA, NEW WESTMINSTER,  NANAIMO Friday, February 18,'1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  CAN  X>>       X*   "      -'    tf      'X'<:'i  '     '        '     i .   ��������� 4   , <��������� ?>    ji - ��������� * Sr?  Vt'i. > _  r *>-    -"J  '  ' X. k\  PLEA  \  WHY should you GO DOWNTOWN to do all your shopping?  Bents 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  Pbone Fair. 2192  E. V. CASSIDY  2152 Main St.  Cor. 6th Avenue  Bobin Hood Boiled Oats,  Per  package   .....20c  B. & K. Rolled Oats, sack ...35c  FOR THE FINEST  JOB PRINTING  TELEPHONE  Fairmont 1140  or call at 203 KINGSWAY  GAINING & CO.  Custom    Tailors���������Dry  Ooods���������Silks���������  Sea Grass Chairs  Have moved from 252 Broadway West  to 2317 jtfain Street. Phone Fair. 1197  Customers:  We  give   the   best   satisfaction    in  high-class   tailoring  We CANNOT give Shoes for nothing, neither can we give away  automobiles; but we CAN give the best shoe value for the money  ��������� in Vancouver.-. ' :"  V  Our Sale is still going strong. We have several thousand dollars' worth of Shoes to be sold at from 40 to 75 cents on the dollar.  Everybody's Shoe Store  2313 Main Street  2 Doors from P. Burns' Market  SATURDAY    SPECIALS  February 19 Only  Keremeos Stark Apples,  per  box    ....      ....-........$1.65  Pull range of Lettuce, Celery,  Cauliflower, Radishes and all Seasonable Vegetables.  BARKER & MILLAR  2333 Main St.  I  Phone Fair. 938  HOME COOKING and   WHITE HELP  at the  Purity Lunch  Just Off Main St. on Broadway  Old Fashioned Chicken Pie, with  with   Tea  or   Coffee    25c  Steak and Kidney Dumplings 15c  Home-made Pies a Specialty  Open 5 a.m. to 2 ajn.  JOHN WEBSTEB, Prop.  Bribing  Gfetar-  A rich, delicious Cake,  made to order in any size  desired, and decorated most  effectively with any degree  of elaborateness preferred.  Prices very moderate, from 15.00  to  925.00.  The usual quality found in all.  Woman's Bakery  Goods  AN AD HERE WILL BRING YOU RESULTS  Frank Patrick is developing  Duncan as a defence player. It  is a pity he did not start him  on the defence earlier in the season. As a forward, in our opinion, he has not made good, and  his natural place is on the defence. : . ��������� >  '���������������������������'���������'*���������������������������.  Vancouver had a hard job de  feating Victoria the other evening, having to play overtime be-  | fore the final verdict was given.  There is one thing sure, tester  Patrick and his team are not  quitters. They are just as liable  to upset the dope as any team  in the business, and may slip  another win over Portland tonight.  ������������������������������������'.������������������������������������"..      . ���������'  Vancouver is likely to see Willard McGregor, of Port Arthur,  on the Millionaires' lineup next  season. McGregor came out this  year, but too late to have a contract presented to him. He worked out several times with the  Vancouvers and made such a favorable impression on Manager  Patrick that the latter tagged  him for next season. He is one  of the fastest forwards in the  game, and is much the same style  as Jack Walker of. Seattle.  ���������    ���������    ���������  Newsy Lalonde and his team  of Frenchmen have captured the  first trenches in the N. H. A.  Wanderers promise a counter attack on Saturday evening, but  without Sprague Cleghorn in  line the. red bands have but a  slim chance of coming out on  top. Toronto put Ottawa out  of the running when they beat  them 3 to 1 on Wednesday night.  The race in the N. H. A. is cer=  tainly a merry one this year, and  even now the honors are anybody's. The difficulty with the  teams in the east is that' they  have have sometimes three games  in a week, and tha team that has  had the rest is always in better  shape. Quebec takes the bye on  Saturday night, and we may look  for a strong come-back from  the Bulldogs next week.  Over in Seattle ice hockey was  stopped on account of fog in  the arena. Down in Toronto it  is likely to be stopped by ammonia fumes, so the papers say.  -,,.������   ���������*������������������'''"'_  Black Bros, defeated the Victoria senior amateurs for the B.  C. amateur! hockey title the other  evening. The second championship j by the way, for the B. B's.  Next year Frank Patrick ought  to start Griffis and Taylor into  training about Thanksgiving Day  so that the locals will get off to  a flying start. It was the four  losses at the beginning of the  T^soiTVtihat "^t"the^Millionaires  in the cellar for so long that  they have not been able to reach  the top rung of the ladder at all.  ��������� .'���������X������  The result of tonight's games  is awaited with keen interest by  hockey fans on the circuit. The  defeat of Portland by both Seat  tie and Victoria, in decisive fas  hion in both cases, does not look  well for the leaders, and they  must speedily show a reversal of  form or they may not win the  honors after all. On the other  hand Vancouver must defeat the  Mets here this evening, or it will-  certainly be all over but the  shouting. The Seattle seven are  stepping along at a lively pace  now, and are out to win from  the chapmpions tonight, so a  battle royal is expected.  # *   #  Bob Brown talks of transferring the ball team to the other  side of the line until the war is  over and Vancouver fans work  some enthusiasm for the Yankee  pastime. Dollar ;.��������� diplomacy  again. By the time the Avar is  over, Canadians will have about  as much use for the Yankees  as they now have for Fritz and  his followers in Flanders. We  can very well do without baseball for a year or two at any  rate. We are playing a much  better game than baseball just  now, and Canada intends to see  it through.  TRIBULATIONS OF  THE  BOX-OFFICE MAN  There are .some people who  think that the box-office man  in a theatre leads an indolent  and flowery existence. According  to the following conversation,  recently overheard in a Montreal  theatre's box-office, this opinion  will bear revising. It was a few  minutes past ten and the ticket  man had just begun waiting on  the long line of customers.  "Two in the first balcony, $1,  for tomorrow night."  "The ninth row:" JJ    ;  "Is that as tfar front as you  have them?"  "Well, -are you sure they are  in the first balcony?"  "Yes, sir."  "Are  there any posts in  the  way?"' Xx  No^-sir  "Well, if you're sure. I can  see;   I'll take   two."  ��������� ..-���������. ���������' ���������"'  '        - '-  "I want these changed for tomorrow afternoon." X  "I haven't the same seats, but  can give you two just as good."  "Well, if  that's the   best, I'll  take them."  A    ' .������������������������������������-.'..  "Five in the orchestra for tomorrow afternoon matinee, not  too far back."  VEleventh   row?"  "Arc they in the centre, Mister?"  "Yes."  "If I can't use them can I  bring them back?"  "Yes, if you don't wait until  it's too late."  "Is smoking allowed in the first  balcony?"  "Yes,   sir."  "Well, give me orchestra seats  for Saturday\ night���������two."  "Nothing but orchestra loges  left and  boxes upstairs."  "I don't want that���������have you  anything for Saturday matinee?"  "Yes."  "Are these in the centre?"  "Yes,  sir."  ,**'������������������  "I have two tickets for Feb.  11 and want another one with  them."       ���������'���������"������������������     . ���������        -  "I can give you one in the  same roir,, but two seats away."  "No. I want them altogether; Is  it possible to .get one .directly in  front or behind^"  ;. "No, only two rows ahead."  "Do you think the usher will  seat us together?"  "Yes, I think so."  * ���������   ������  "Four for Feb. 4 in the orchestra-���������about the twentieth row."  "The orchestra has only six  teen rows." (Lady laughs very  good naturedly.)  "I have always been upstairs  in the balcony, but my friends'  won't sit up there. They want to  come downstairs."  "I can give you the last row  in the orchestra."  "Are they good seats?"  "Yes, madam, right in the centre."  "You were very nice about it-  other people would have thought  I was very stupid. Thank you."  -^VNot-at;- all.'-'     * *   ���������  " Two-dollar-and-a-half for Saturday night."  "Nothing left."  ' "Well, I'm a friend of Mr. X.  and he told me I could get good  seats."  "Very sorry but we have nothing left."  * *   ������  "I am going to take my baby  three years old to the show tomorrow aftei'noon. Can she sit on  my lap?"  "Yes, if you are sure she is  only three���������anything over will  be .stopped at the door and made  to pay."  "Saturday matinee?"  "Where���������what price?"  "What have you got?"  .'' Box seats or gallery seats ?''  "I want five $1 seats a week  from   Saturday  then,   the   very  best you can give me."  "Can you see  all right for  a  child?"  "Yes, sir."  AROUt!  SATURDAY    SPECIALS  No. 1 Winesap Apples, box .$1.65  Extra large Navel Oranges, dot:. 25c  ������������������Our Best" Plow, 'sack  ������W5  E&UOTT'S GROCERY  3272 Main St. Pone Fair. 8S2  PERRIN & COMPANY  Wish to announce they., have jost <  opened a high-class tailoring establishment at'  2343 MAIN 8TBBET  They are tailors to the B C. Electric  Railway, and   for eight   years   have  been  tailors to the Marine and Fish  eries Department of the Dominion Government.  /ik. n  - ��������� -j\' i  r     ������t ��������� > i  ..   > * *   r'*l  - - sAt  tfelkmtab Xttc  CLCCQ  The Robins are with us again,  a. sure sign for the Salmonbellies  to pull down their lacrosse  sticks for spring training. About  three months from now lacrosse  talk will be the whole show.  between he and Moran has. been  postponed. If Moran ever gets a  wallop at the big fellow's chin  AVillard himself will be postponed  as far as the chumpoinship is  concerned.  Jess Willard is sick. The scrap Try ������n AP in Hie Western Cull  Eating between  Meals is perfectly  Natural for  \ \  Healthy, Active  Children  ���������Give Them Good,  Energy-Restoring  FOOD!  SMAX and  SUNLIGHT  The BETTER Breath  ARE JUST SUCH FOODS  Made of Canada's most nutritious flour and pure  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 18, 1916.  A function of. the meals at home is to give color to all the home life. The daily menu  published this week, and which may be continued, is by one of the best known and valued  editors of this department, of several leading dailies in the United States. We feel fortunate  in being able to offer to the ladies of this city that which is purchased at a high price by such  dailies there.   These Cards have been especially written for this paper.  Saturday, February 19.  Yellow for the  days  of sunshine,  White for days of peace and rest,  Purple ones   for feasts   and  high cUys,  Wine  red  for  the days love  blest.  '.-.-.  ���������Mildred  Howells.  Breakfast���������Bananas. Spanish Omelet. Toasted  Rolls. Doughnuts. Coffee.  Dinner���������Tapioca Soup. Tenderloin Cutlets.  Baked Potatoes. Mashed Turnips. Lettuce Salad.  Apple   Dumplings. Coffee.  Supper���������Rechauffe of Fish. Shaved Cabbage.  French Dressing. Corn Bread. Baked Apples. Tea.  Rechauffe of Fish  Separate into flakes enough cooked fish to  make one pint, place over , boiling water until  thoroughly heated, sprinkle with two tablespoonfuls each of oil and lemon juice, one-quarter of a teaspoonful of salt and one-eighth of  a teaspoonful of pepper, let stand one or more  hours and drain. Cook four tablespoonfuls of  flour mixed with one-half teaspoonful of salt  and one-quarter of a teaspoonful of pepper in  four tablespoonfuls of butter, add slowly one  cupful each of fish stock and milk, cook and stir  until smooth, then add the fish with one teaspoonful of anchovy paste. Bring to the boiling point, turn into a heated dish and sprinkle  with chopped parsley.  ��������� " *���������.'������������������*  Sunday,XFebruary 20.  To live, to life, is life's great joy���������to feel  The living God within,���������to look abroad,  And,  in   the  beauty that  all  things  reveal,  Still meet the living God.  ���������Robert Leighton.  Breakfast ��������� Grapes. Jellied Oatmeal.  Eggs Baked in Cream. Muffins. Coffee.  Dinner���������Almond   Bisque,    Salted   Crackers.  Roast Lamb,   Mint and  Apple  Jelly.    Mashed:  Potatoes. Artichokes. Hbllandaise Sauce. Spinach  Salad. Macaroon Mousse. Small Cakes. Coffee.  Lunch���������Cheese Fondue. Buttered Toast. Olives. Black Chocolate Cake. Cocoa.  Almond Bisque  Cook two tablespoonfuls of flour in two tablespoonfuls of. butter, add slowly one quart of  sweet milk, stir until smooth, then add one cupful of almonds which have been blanched,  browned and chopped almost to a po>vder. Season with pepper and salt, simmer ten minutes  and serve in bouillon cups with a garnish of  whipped cream.       ���������   *   *  Monday, February 21.  Of  all  thou  holdest fast  While the years  roll  There remains at the last  Never a   dole;  AJll that thou givest, thou hast,  Give all, O my soul!  ���������M. E.   Buhler.  Breakfast ��������� Stewed Prunes. Cereal with  Cream. Frizzled Smoked Beef. Graham Gems.  Coffee.-  Dinner���������Consomme. Cold Roast Lamb. French  Fried Potatoes. Buttered Carrots. Grapefruit  and Banana Salad. Cheese Straws. Cocoanut  Rice Custard. Coffee.  Supper���������Corn   Fritters.   Bread   and Butter.  Sliced Oranges with Bananas. Cake. Tea.  Cocoanut Rice Custard  Put half a cupful of well washed rice in a  double boiler with three pints of milk, cook until very soft, add one-third of a teaspoonful of  salt and set aside to cool. Beat the yolks of five  eggs, add_one_cupfuUof-sugar^the stiffly-beaten^  -whites of. three eggs, and one grated cocoanut  and combine with the rice. Flavor with two  teaspoonfuls of vanilla arid one-quarter of a teaspoonful of lemon, turn into a buttered baking  dish, stand it in a pan of hot water and bake  until firm. Beat the two egg whites which remain, fold in two tablespoonfuls of sugar, spread  over the custard and return to the oven to  brown. .'���������*.'���������*   *  Tuesday, February 22  Some have too much, but still they crave;  I little have, yet seek no more;  They fire but poor, though much they have;  And I am rich with little store.  They poor, I rich;  they beg;  I give;  They  lack,.I lend;   they pine, I  live.  ���������Edward Dyer.  Breakfast���������Cereal with Dates and Cream.  Sausages. Baked Potatoes. Dry Toast. Coffee.  Dinner���������Scotch Broth. Lamb Croquettes.  White Sauce. Hominy. Peas. Lettuce Cheese and  Nut Salad. Cranberry Tarts. Coffee.  Supper���������Lentils; Creole Style. Steamed Rice.  Baking Powder Biscuits. Lemon Snaps. Tea.  Lentile, Creole Style  Soak one cupful of lentils in cold water over  night, in the morning, drain, cover with cold  water, bring to the boiling point and simmer one:  half hour. Drain again, cover with boiling water, simmer until tender and press through a  sieve. Melt three tablespoonfuls of butter, add  three chopped pimentoes and one chopped onion,  stir and cook until the onion is lightly browned,  then add one pint of stewed tomatoes, one teaspoonful of sugar and pepper and salt to taste.  Add the lentils and cook until thick, stirring  occasionally. *   ���������   ���������  Wednesday, February 23  A life of slothful ease, a life of that peace.which  springs merely from lack either of desire or of power  to strive after, great things, is as little worthy of a  nation as  of an individuals���������Theodore   Eoosevelt.  Breakfast���������Grapefruit. Liver and Bacon.  Scotch Scones.  Coffee.  Dinner ��������� Lettuce Soup. Beef Loaf. Chili  Sauce. Delmonico Potatoes. Creamed Parsnips.  Apple Tapioca Pudding.  Coffee.  Supper���������Eggs  in   Tomato    Sauce.    Hominy  Bal,ls. Warmed Biscuits. Honey in Comb. Wafers:  .'Tea. ���������.. ,  Beef Loaf  Mix together three pounds of chopped raw  beef, one cupful of chopped salt pork, one cupful  of bread crumbs, one teaspoonful of ' onion  juice, one teaspoonful of salt, one-half teaspoonful of black pepper,, two beaten eggs and two tablespoonfuls of melted butter. Place in a buttered mold, cover tightly, stand in a pan of boiling  water and bake two hours in a moderate oven.  #   *   *  Thursday, February 24.  "Know what you want to do, hold the thought  firmly, and do every day what should be done, and  e\ery sunset will see you that much  nearer the goal."  Breakfast���������Tangerines. Cereal with Cream.  Meat Scramble. Waffles. Coffee.  Dinner���������Vegetable Soup. Beefsteak with  Mushrooms. French Fried Potatoes. Squash. Apple and Cress Salad. Caramel Sponge with Custard Sauce. Coffee.  Supper���������Parsley Omelet. Buttered Toast.  Cream Cheese. Currant Preserves. Cornstarch  Cake. Tea.  Caramel Sponge  Cover one and one-third tablespoonfuls of  gelatine with cold water and let stand until  softened. Melt three-quarters of a cupful of  sugar, add slowly two cupfuls of boiling water  and cook five minutes. Remove from the fire, add  the gelatine and one-quarter of a cupful of sugar, stir until dissolved, then pour the syrup  gradually into the stiffly beaten whites of four  egg$. Flavor with one^-half teaspoonful of  vanilla, beat ten minutes, turn into a wet mold  and place on ice to stnffen. Serve with a custard'sauce made of the egg yolks, one pint of  milk, one-third of. a cupful of sugar, one-eighth  of a teaspoonful of salt and one teaspoonful of  vanilla. "*:.���������'* Xs  '.*  Friday, February 25th  Genius, that power   that   dazzles   mortal eyes,  Is  oft  but  perseverance  in   disguise.  Continuous  effort,  of itself,  implies, ���������  In spite of countless falls, the power to rise.     ^^^ _  '~^"~"    ~r���������.- --.���������--���������- ���������Henry Austin.  Breakfast��������� Prunes. Cereal with Cream.  Smels.    Coffee Rolls. Coffee.  Dinner���������Mock Bisque Soup. Croutons. Planked White Fish. Potato Border. String Beans.  Cranberry and  Raisin Pie.   Coffee.  Supper���������Bread Croquettes. Cheese Sauce. Tomato Jelly Salad. Almond? Cookies. Tea.  Almond Cookies  Cream one-half cupful of butter with one-  half cupful of sugar, add one cupful of blanched  and chopped almonds, one teaspoonful of cinnamon, the beaten yolks of three eggs, one teaspoonful of vanilla and one and one-half cupfuls of flour mixed and sifted with two teaspoonfuls of baking powder. Chill, roll, cut  into rounds, brush with white of egg, sprinkle  with granulated sugar and bake in a quick oven.  IRISH  ASSOCIATION  REGULAR MEETING  The bi-monthly meeting of the  Irish Association of. British Columbia was held in the Eagle's  Hall on Thursday, the 10th inst.,  Mr. A. F. R. Mackintosh in the  chair. The reports of the different  committees as presented were  passed.  Mr. A.,V. Gardner, first vice-  president, reported that he had  completed arrangements for a  dance tb be held at Lester Court  oh the 17th of Marchv He also  reported that he was .in communication with Sir Sam Hughes  and H. H. Stevens, M. P;, as to  the best means to increase recruiting in the outlying districts.  It was unanimously resolved that  Mr. Gardner have full power to  act as he thought right, and bring  in a report if possible at the next  meeting.  Mr. R. Porteous Jack then addressed the association on '' Celtic Coronation Chairs," and gave  an historical lecture, tracing the  pomp attending the investiture  from Justin II. 565 A.D., down to  the present time. In his lecture, in a masterly manner, he  explained how the eorona'tion  ceremonies have changed from  the time of Justin until the present day. A vote of thanks was  accorded the lecturer on the motion of Mr. A. V. Gardner,  seconded by Mr. C. B. O. Love.  The latter, in a rather "neat  speech, thought the lecturer was  in error when he stated that the  "Stone of Destiny" was transferred by Edward the Confessor  from Scone, and was of the opinion that it was transferred from  Tara in the first instance.  The proceedings terminated  with the singing of the National  Anthem.  A Whole Loaf  of Health and  Strength for  YOU.  Full  Pound  Loaf  SHELLY'S WRAPPED BUTTER-NUT BREAD  combines the food values which make strength  and health. Made pure and clean, baked pure  and clean.  BUTTER-NUT  BREAD  is the best and least expensive food you can  serve daily on your table. Delivered fresh daily by phoning Fairmont 44, or INSIST on  BUTTER-NUT at your store. Comes in sanitary waxed wrappers.  Shelly Bros. Bake Ovens  ���������Bakei-s of the popular 4X Bread.     Fair, 44.  He Paid the Doctor  "Some men have no hearts,"  said the tramp. "I've been a-  tellin' that feller I am so dead  broke that I have to sleep outdoors." "Didn't that fetch  him?" asked the other. "Naw.  He tol' me he was a-doin' the  same thing, and had to pay the  doctor for telling him to do it."  Movies to Advertise Bolivia  The republic of. Bolivia is the  first foreign country to make use  of the movies in advertising its  industries among the people of  the north. Four reels of films  have been prepared,, based upon  subjects that are intended to  give some idea of the wealth, resources, and business activities  and customs of that nation, and  theseihave already been shown.  CANADA FAYS THE PENALTY  An analysis of the fire losses in  Canada during 1914, as compiled  by the Monetary Times, discloses  some interesting conditions. This  statement substantiates and verifies the charge that carelessness  is the cause of seventy-five per  cent, of Canada's fire loss.  It would naturally be expected  that the greater number of fires  would be in factories using power or fires for manufacturing  processes, and where accumulations of shavings and other  waste are exposed to fire from  friction, spontaneous combustion  or other causes. ,  Such is not the case. By far  the greater number of fires were  in buildings in which none of  theserrisksXiccur:" Factories^contributed only 59 fires; various  mills only 12; laundries, 5; engine houses, 1; machine shops,  3; sawmills, 12; foundries, .2;  while power houses, blacksmith  shops, canneries and others had  a clean record.  Against this and constituting  a record which should be a disgrace to any country, -were 676  fires in dwellings, 138 barns and  stables, 384 stores, 46 hotels, 44  business sections and blocks, 26  warehouses, 18 offices, 11 schools  and colleges and 29 sheds.  Some of .-the causes of the fires  were: Electrical defects, 55;  lamps and lanterns, 20; defective and overheated stoves, furnaces anl chimneys, 113; sparks  from chimneys, 41; candles, etc.,  6; ashes, 8; matches, 69; cigar  and cigarette stubs, 15; defective gas appliances, 21; oil stoves  upset and exploded, 13; spontaneous combustion, 18.  All of the foregoing causes may  be overcome by the exercise of  only ordinary precautions. _ Not  one of them needs to be repeated  during the current year. Canada  cannot afford to burn up her resources as she has been doing.  As in Great Britain, there is need  of husbanding all our available  assets for the great national work  in hand, and it behooves Canadians to make every effort to  reduce in a'large degree the fires  resulting from causes entirely  under control.  Now is the Time  To Buy Your  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  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We are going to  lave a good crowd of passengers,   but   from merely   dining  |together for the first time it is  lifficult to tell whether they will  je agreeable company or not. It  is pouring rain  and we   do not  I feel very sociable as yet; Most  of   the  passengers   seem   to   be  ! Australians, possibly on their  way home from the round-the-  world tours for which they are  so famous.  Just as we were rounding  Prospect Point, one of the first  cabin passengers, a portly, jolly-  looking man slapped me on the  shoulder with, "Well, how do  you feel about it? My name's  Lloyd,'"���������offering me his good  Irish hand to shake. He was a  priest from some little bush station in Northern New South  Wales, the name of which has  slipped my memory, and he proved later onto be the very life of  the ship.  We reached Victoria too late  to notice what additions were  made to the passenger list, although I have ja sleepy recollection of some sort of dispute between a steward and; an irate  passenger about the location of  his. cabin. However, as -1. was  comfortably installed for the  VOyage, although exceedingly  lonely. I didn't worry much over  others' troubles.  November 27.--Left^Victoria  about 4 a.m. I was awakened by  the slight pitching of the ateani-  er as we passed Cape Flattery.  I dressed as quickly as I could  and hurried out on deck to get  the last glimpse of the American  coast���������and indeed of land���������before reaching Honolulu. It is  very windy and raining and the  sky has what the ' bosun' calls  "a nawsty look."  After breakfast we���������that is I  a sheep rancher from near  Melbourne, his wife and two sons  ���������try   our hand   at   bull-board.  You have all played bull-board.  You have to throw a rubber disk  so it will light on the numbered  squares of the board in regular  numerical order. With the ship  pitching about it is not as easy  as it sounds. We took a turn at  deck billiards but this was out  of the question.  Anything to keep up our spirits. It is going to be rough before long and we drink our beef  tea at 11 o'clock and pace the  deck and otherwise try to make  ourselves believe that seasickness is only an imaginary evil.  Of course we jion't feel ill just  yet, but are none too sure of the  future. The deck steward looks  askance at us, remarking that it  takes a good sailor to play deck  games the first day out.  The news is quietly broached  to us at lunch that our next stop  will be Auckland, New Zealand.  We are sailing under admiralty  orders and are not allowed to  touch either Suva ors Honolulu.  This1 is a severe disappointment  as we have little hope of seeing  either of these tropical beauty  spots oh the return journey. We  are also informed by sundry notices placed in the staterooms  and baths that, as we carry only  a limited supply ��������� of fresh water  for so long a voyage���������it is 6014  miles from Victoria to Auck  land-���������we should use the water  with a fair amount of economy.  There is some slight resentment felt by some of the passengers in regard to this extraordinary secrecy. But V weforget,  perhaps, that there are still German warships in the Pacific, and  that it is necessary to exercise  caution on that account. XWe  have to pull the shades down at  sunset so that no light may be  visibjle to a possible enemy No  deck lights are allowed, and even  the second cabin has its ports  closed and screened. This will  surely be fierce when we reach  the tropics. However, we will be  accustomed to rough handling by  that time, if present weather  indications amount to anything.  November 28.���������(The    memor-  HANBURY'S  For  WOOD & GOAL  XPhone: 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."  able Friday). Pelt very iU this  morning, but went to breakfast  out of sheer bravado. Some  friend (?) had advised me just  before Reaving Vancouver to  take some "seasick capsules-" as  a preventive. I forgot all about  them until last night, when the  first qualm of. uneasiness brought  the subject vividly to my mind.  So I went down to the barber's  shop, where they keep everything  you might fancy while on ship,  and got a small package of a  dozen bromide tablets with a  well known patent name. I  took them according to directions "until the seasick feeling  begins to dissipate," but it didn't  dissipate, although I had taken  twelve in all before night.  Missed lunch���������paced the deck  instead, hoping against hope. By  dinner time the chairs in the  music room were rolling about  from side to side in an alarming manner, taking whosoever  might be sitting in them as  though they were not there at  all. I was much amused by one  stately looking English gentleman who I presume was an experienced sailor. He had brought  in a magazine and undertook to  make himself at home reading.  But with every lurch of the ship  from side to side he would go  sailing across the room, chair  and all, colliding with writing  tables or perhaps the piano in a  most reckless manner. At last he  gave up in disgust and went out  on deck to smoke. I also gave up  in disgust just about then, but  I went to my berth and the next  I saw of the outside world was  Sunday morning.  November 30..-���������.After dreaming of fruit trees hanging with  ripe apples and of tropical islands where ice-cold lemonade  ran freejy in the streets;, I woke  this morning after two nights  and a day of fever, and prepared to go down to the dining  saloon and face the music, supposing that I had been an exception in succumbing to the sea.  But when I discovered that only  II out of the 62 passengers in  our cabin had weathered tbe  storm I felt like congratulating  myself.  Church of England prayers in  the first dining saloon at 11, Boman Catholic mass in the smoking saloon at 8. Father Lloyd  was up unusually early, therefore, and I enjoyed a stroll  around the promenade for half  an hour after breakfast. He is a  true Irish wit, and tells most  laughable incidents of his experiences iri the Australian bush.  He had -just-had a -year in Europe and the Holy I/and, and is  going back with his mind stor-  o   ���������  ed with all sorts of incidents and  pictures that half the tourists in  Europe blindly pass by.  The sea is smoothing down a  little and the sky is as blue as  a spring sky, with sunshine of  the brightest. We pick up most  of the important press news  from the'wireless stations along  the American coast every night,  but no replies are sent out even  to a personal message. The duties of the wireless boys are thus  cut in half. A press bulletin is  [posted every morning in which  we get everything from-the doings of the armies in Europe to  the latest Chicago divorce scandal.  December 1.���������The warmest December day I have spent in some  years. Got out our white trousers and tennis shoes and started  in at quoits, deck tennis and bull-  board in earnest. Meeting in the  cabin saloon at 11 a.m. to appoint committees for the various deck sports. You simply have  to join in these sports, whether  or no, and incidentally contribute  a pound note to the prize fund.  The English hero of the music  room chair, carnival, whom I  have already alluded to, is.-, our  chairman, and far from being  the stiff I took him for, is the  most affable and altogether a-  greeable passenger you would  care to meet.  There is an English wool buyer on board, a veritable Beau  Brummel in dress, and a genuine sport, who has organized a  daily sweepstake on the ship's  speed. Said proceeds usually, by  the accepted custom, find their  way to the- bar. This doesn't  mean that it necessarily goes for  heavy drinks. Soda lemonade,  iced, is a big drawing card���������you  must call it lemon squash now.  Of course they can put a little  gin into it without anyone being  the wiser. Then it becomes a gin  squash.  The ship's speed runs about 430  miles each day, and when the  noon whistle blows there is a  grand rush to see the result, and  then off to dress for lunch. Beef  tea has given place to ice cream  at 11 a.m., and afternoon tea at  4 o'clock is now quite a social  event. These passengers will stop  any game or other event to take  their four o'clock tea. If Neptune himself were to come up  over the rail I am sure even an  event of that importance would  not, interfere with their custom.  He would be simply asked to sit  by and have some. Sociability  is certainly a cardinal principle  with these Australians.  December 2.���������Well in the tropics now. By tomorrow morning,  under the usual conditions, we  would have touched Honolulu. It  is uncomfortably warm at times.  One circumstance that lends a  touch of discomfort is the fact  ihat the ship refuses to do personal laundry for the passengers  owing to the lack of fresh water. This is alarming, as in my  rush to catch the steamer, I -was  -unable to provide a very liberal] outlay of linen, and the  barber's shop, while it sells white  deck suits, is short on smaller articles. Deck games under a tro-  picaj sun are death on shirt fronts  and collars. We also had a dance  on the promenade last night  which was delightful but pretty  warm work. ^  The chief of. ship-board occupations, now that we have settled down to business, is eating. On rising you have fruit and  coffee (or tea); at 8.30 breakfast; at 11 ice cream and wafers; lunch at 1; afternoon tea  at 4; dinner at 7; supper in the  cabin, for those who wish it, at  10; fruit again at bedtime. But  the heat prevents you from gaining any permanent benefit from  such a liberal diet.  December 4.���������Life is getting to  be a lazy dream. Outside the early morning stroll taken as an  appetizer, the hour at tennis in  the forenoon,- and the- dancing  on the promenade in the evening, most of us get no exercise.  The ship library is open to all at  a nominal cost of a shilling for  the voyage, and I lay in the  deck chair recalling first experiences in the realm of Robert  Louis Stevenson with a touch of  Jerome K. Jerome thrown in to  add variety. I think there are  few who make the voyage across  the tropics without thinking  many times of "Treasure Island"  and its delightful author who  now lies biiried on his favorite  Samoan island. The sea, the sky,  the very air suggests the romance  and adventure of life among these  tropical islands in the last century. Over these seas once sailed Tasman and Captain Cook,  and Vancouver, and later on Stevenson himself. There is not a  night that we look out over the  darkened sea with the millions  apon millions of brilliant stars  overhead that we do not imagine we &ee some palm-fringed  tropical island ahead. But there  is none, and we wak* nexi mornings to look out upon the same  vast expanse of sapphire sea and  brilliant sunshine. '  Some time day after tcur>i0r_  row we cross the equato*-. This  always suggests the u.5Uai line  of stale anecdote a3 0_(j as  Neptune himself such as tue on(.  about the sp;a captain who put a  hair acrr;Sg the lens 0f the teles,  cope,  and asked the Irishman if  he saw the. equator, whereupon  the Irishman said, 'Yes,' he saw  the equator, and an enormous  camel walking along it. Many  recall the olden days when they  used to celebrate the crossing of  the line with some such ceremony as the "arrival of Neptune," on which occasion they  would initiate any novices by  throwing them blindfolded into  a huge tank of water. The days  of such horse play are happily  over.  I have made only slight mention of any of the passengers,  but indeed they are a most companionable and interesting lot.  The Irish priest mentioned before, being of. a most sociable  nature, and possessing more or  less musical talent, has enlisted  the sympathies of a young half-  caste Maori girl who plays the  piano beautifully, and also of a  lady from Melbourne and a couple of young men from Wellington, N. Z. We have formed a  musical club and spend an hour  every evening getting ready for  a concert. The obi piano has  seen better days and the effect  of the hot and humid atmosphere of the sea is to make the  treble keys a little weak and  uncertain. Still we are used to  little inconveniences like that.  Across the table  from  me  at  lunch is a lady from South Is  land, New Zealand, who has just  completed a   round   the   world  tour,  including London.        Her  husband, a wealthy sheep rancher,  accompanies her���������sometimes,  especially at meals. At most other times she is the centre of a  group of the best conversationalists of the ship, and indeed she  is a  good talker. Her hobby is  diamond    jewelry    and    flashy  gowns, and it  looks   as   if she  bought out Herrod's in London.  She  is  due  to'be the topic  of  neighborhood gossip for many a  month  after her   arrival  home.  Her husband might pose as the  original Mr. Heupeck.  At the captain's table you may  see the social lions, as it were, of  the ship's passenger list. There is  the son of the former premier of  New Zealand, an easy-going, sociable fellow. There is the wool-  buyer before referred to, and , a  young lady from Dublin, Ireland, who is going out to marry  a budding lawyer in Fiji.  No ship's list is complete without curiosities. They are here.  We have the individual who eats  three kinds of cheese at every  meal and ends the day with a  supper of cheese and ginger ale.  We have the la'dy with two invalid" (?) "daughters whose "personal ailments are set before us  daily as regularly as our mer* Is.  We have the mysterious travelling lady physician whose husband lives "somewhere in Australia." We have the dude whose  hair must be dressed and per  fumed by the barber every morn  ing and whose array of neck  wear would rival Beau Brummel  himself. There is never an idle  moment in the day if you are  willing to study the passenger  list as it  deserves.  (To be  continued.)  Phone Seymour 9086  .  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Parliamentary Solicitor*, Departmental  Agents, Board of Bailway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of th*  Bar of British Columbia.  Oitiien Building; Ottawa.  J 4*1  synopsis op coal Momftt  REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the Dentin-  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon Territory, the  North-west Territories and in a portion -of the province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term ot  twenty-one years renewal for a further term of 21 years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased to one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by tbe applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be Btaked out by tbe applicant himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable output of tbe mine at the.  rate of five cents per ton.  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn return*  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June, ,1914.     =,. ..  For full information application  should be made tb the Secretary of  the Department of the Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of Dominion  Lands.  W. W. CORY,       .  Deputy Minister  of the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������83575.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL <f *.l   *.r������VM>V4/M^i,v^i'  ���������AA-^lUl LjKi/M*C u  -, !Ar  8  THE WESTERN CALL  Gmxidvfew  The regular monthly meeting  of the Grandview W.C.T.U. was  held on Friday, Feb. 11, at the  home of the president, Mrs. Horner, 1839 Parker St., when final  arrangements were made for the  medal contest to be held Feb.  24th at Grandview Methodist  church.  Friday, February 18, 1916.  tes, duets, solos and readings  and the soldiers were delighted  with  the entertainment.  The Britannia Junior Basketball team added another victory  to the list of. its successes. In  our gymnasium on Saturday, February 5th, the North Vancouver  Second Team was defeated by  the B.. H. S. team to the tune  of 25 to 11. The Britannia quintette, although fairly accurate  shots, showed a lack of combination. With a little more team  work our junior team will be a  very hard one to defeat. The  Britannia juniors lined up as  follows: F. Tupper A. Johann-  son, M. Saunders, F. Whittaker  and A. Hunter.  The Y. M. C. A. quarters at  Hastings Park are becoming almost indispensable to the troops  there. They are now being used  not only for entertainment purposes during the afternoons and  evenings, but for instructional  purposes in the morning. Mr. E.  W.> Whittaker, the secretary in  charge has placed the building  at the disposal of the officers of  each of the two battalions for  courses of instruction and almost  every morning groups of officers spend an hour or more there  listening to lectures. The entertainment last week was provided by the choir of Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church under  . the , direction of Mr. Bridgman.  The program  included   quartet-  Dr>. Samuel Fea, rector of St.  Saviour's church, dedicated the  roll of honor bf the church on  Sunday evening. Over .30 members have offered their lives to  support the ideals for which their  faith stands, and already two of  these have made the supreme sacrifice.  The    Fairview Circle of   the  King's Daughters met on Monday afternoon at the home of  Mrs. Wilson, 1319 Eleventh Ave.  west.  Owing to the inclement weather  and deep snow during the last  few weeks the attendance at the  Grandview school has not been  normal, particularly in the junior classes, and for the same cause  only about twenty new pupils  have registered in the primary  class since February 1.  The   Fairview   Circle   of  the  King's Daughters met on Monday afternoon at the home of  Mrs. Wilson, 1319 llth avenue  west. There was a good attendance of members, and considerable sewing was done for the  poor. The next meeting of the  circle will be on February 28. at  the home of Mrs. E. Hopper, Cedar Cottage.  The Normal boys have entered  with such' enthusiasm into the  work of the Cadet Officers'  Training Corps that they find  very little time, after the regular school hours and the additional ten hours per week for drill  for sports of. any kind. There is  some very promising material  for a basketball team, but owing  to lack of time for practice they  play very few games.  Cold Weather Poultry Hint*  Give your chickens WAPSf CROP mixed with John Bull or Pratt's  Egg Producer.   Our special DRY VtABU is excellent to keep fowls  J healthy.  HAXQEJA 60c  vt 100 lbs., substitute for green feed.  Sfcett, Bone, Cba*co������j, Boot Scrap, Btc., belp to produce Eggs. Keep  these always before them. /  VERNON FOT> CO.  TffEEE STOBBS:  Mount Pleasant,   Phones:  Fair.  186 and'Pair. 878.  49th and Fraser.   Phone: Fraser 175.  Joyce St., Collingwood.   Phone: Collingwood 153.  The annual meeting of the Admiral Jellicoe Chapter (of the  Daughters of Empire, Which had  been postponed on account of  the weather, -was held at Queen  Mary's Coronation Hostel, Alder street, on Tuesday afternoon  at 2.30 o 'clock. The meeting for  making hospital supplies under  the direction of Mrs. Carder will  meet in future on Monday af.-  ternoons at 2.30 o'clock instead  of on Tuesdays, as formerly. .  It was with regret that the students of the Normal School  learned last week that they were  to lose their popular president,  Mr. Robertson. At the first of  the term he was chosen, as president of the Students' Council  and as such he was just beginning  to show shis- worth. V Bill, "as  he was known among his fellow-  students and associates, has decided to take a hand in the. protection of the Empire. Ever since  the holidays he has been betwixt  and between as regards joining,  now or waiting until the close of  the session. With his departure  the students believe they are losing one of the best fellows, if  not the best, that there is among  them.  \  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  Public Works Contractors   Eead Office, 81046 Bower BuUOiag  Seymour -1836  VANCOUVER CANADA  Pominion Coal Co,  SOUTH WELLINGTON COAL  DOMINION WOOD YARD  All Kinds Of Wood Phone: Fair. 1554  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express and Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hoars.  Phone Fairmont 888  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  Mr. Graham Laing, MA., director of night classes, delivered  a   lecture on "Light Literature  and the  Modern Humorists" to  an appreciative audience at King  Edward High school last Friday  evening.  An  attempt  to   excuse  the reading of sensational detective stories   and tales   of   like  kind, declared Mr. Laing, is dishonest.      "It   seems   as   if  the  readers were vaguely afraid they  were doing wrong in reading such  stories. They feel that they ought  at  least to pretend  that  when  they   read   literature it is   the  'works of the masters. But why  should they do so? There is no  virtue in a pretence. The reasons  which I have given are, I believe,  quite sound, and they involve no  apology for the reading."    The  reasons ascribed by the speaker  were that after the serious work  of the day, and the monotony of  daily toil the  mind  demands  a  relaxation,  and this if often to  be found in the reading of light  literature. Again, said he, often  times a   healthy    mind    can be  strengthened by the study of an  unhealthy mind.        became a quintette for the, time  being.  The quintette, consisting of A.  Turnbull, pianist;, B. Crann and  L. Hughes, violinists; R. Roman,  cornet player, and L. Liether,  drummer, succeeded admirably  in entertaining . the audience,  which showed its appreciation  by attempting to encore each  item of the programme. A variation upon the instrumental selections and solos was rendered  by B. Crann, who caused much  merriment by singing a comic  song.. The performance was  brought to a close by the playing and singing of the Rational  Anthem.  X  Burnaby  A   meeting   of  the   Burnaby  branch of the Canadian Patriotic fund will be held in the municipal' hall on Tuesday evening  next at 7.30 o'clock.  The question of the jurisdiction of the municipal engineer  with regard to the water department and of his relation to the  chairman of the water committee causedv rather a warm dis-  cusion at the meeting of the committee. The chairman, Councillor  Murray, presented a report dealing with the estimates of his department and a report was also  presented by the engineer, prepared at the order of the council. Councillor Murray urged  that his report should have preference. He said there was no  evidence that he was working  against the engineer. Reeve Fraser did not believe it was the  intention of the council last year  to change the situation in so far  as the engineer should have full  supervision of the work of all  outside departments, and felt  that. the question now was to  define^ the respective spheres of  engineer and water superintendent. The reports wiU he taken up at the next meeting.  A   welcome   addition   to  the  theatrical events of this season  is the first appearance of. the  Players' Club of the University of  British Columbia at the Avenue  this (Friday) .evening. Since the  new year the versatile college  boys and girls 'have been carefully rehearsing Jerome K. Jerome's amusing comedy, "Fanny  and the Servant Problem," or  the "New Lady Bantock." This  success was first produced in  London some five years ago with  the celebrated Miss Fanny Ward  in the role of Lady Bantock. In  "Fanny and the Servant Problem, '' the amusement is more after the style of the humorist's  famous story of "Three Men in a  Boat." As a curtain raiser, a short  playlet of London life "Cinders" will be offered.  With the very latest in gowns  and millinery, effective stage settings and the Hotel Vancouver  orchestra in attendance, the success  of the   evening  is  assured.  On Friday afternoon the students of King Edward High  School assembled in the auditorium to be entertained by a<  company who in the advance notice of their performance had had  themselves announced as the  "High School Sextette." On account of one of the members be-  PACKING  Ever unpack-your goods and find your glassware broken, your favorifa  books torn, expensive bric-a-brac smashed? If you have, that is the resul  of inexperienced or unskillful PACKING. Expert packers can save you thi  loss of money and temper. CAMPBELL packers are trained, experience,  men. who will do this for you for a very small charge. Telephone NOW fc  free estimate. - ���������  MOVING,     STORING,      SHIPPING.      PACKING  CaMPBEU_StORACEQMPANY  QLDESJ AND LAftggsT IN WESTERN   CANADA  Thone Seymour 7360  WESTERI  Office 857Beatty_2treet  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  Office Phone:  '��������� A ���������'���������"'"  G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Seymour  8765-8766 '.  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture flanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Pape-rhanging and KalAominirig  Shop'106E Dunsmuir St. Vaneei  B.C.  For Spring Weather  with a pair of Leckie's  There'll be lots of rain, of course, and rain ..  means wet feat UNLESS you have on a good  stout  pair   of   LECKIE'S   BOOTS made pur-"  posely to keep your feet warm, dry .and comfortable.  Leckie   Boots!  are meant by their manufacturers to be honest;  solid/reliable boots. .AND THE STANDARD  IS KEPT UP. Just you wear a pair of LECKIE'S and sea if this isn't, so. Name stamped  on- every pair.  AT ALL DEALERS  S. Vancouver  At the Ruth Morton Memorial  Baptist church, 27th and Prince  Albert Streets on Sunday morning the pastor, Rev. J. Willard  Iiitch, will speak on "The Wisdom of Winning Souls," and in  the. evening on "Believing and  Receiving the Holy Spirit." *  Queers Mary Review No. 22,  Woften's Benefit Association of  the Macabees, met at the home  of Mrs. Layley, 128 5Xst avenue  east, on Wednesday evening. The  next business meeting will be  held on Wednesday. March 1, in  the Oddfellows' Hall, 30th and  Main streets.  After two weeks of���������'��������� daily  sessions in its endeavors to find  what reductions can be made in  the municipal staff without reducing its efficiency, the council has decided that its proposals were down to a working  basis. It is understood that ballots were taken as to which of  the department heads would have  to leave and that the black ball  was drawn for* the fire chief.  Whether a new fire chief will be  advertised for could not be ascertained,-but it is understood that  there will be very little change  in the staff but that salaries in  all departments will, be reduced.  Among the official staff it is expected that one, stenographer  will do all the work and that  there will be a general reorganizing of. all the departments.  The lives of tiny children from  the Mackenzie school were probably saved on Monday afternoon when Fireman Alexander  of No. 2 Firehall stopped a, runaway horse attached to a Ghina-  ing out of tune with the recent-j man's wagon just as it was ap  horse took fright on Wilson  road just east bf Fraser avenue,  and bolted across Fraser and  along Forty-third avenue, past  the firehall. The infant ..class of  the Mackenzie school on Fraser  avenue, had just been dismissed  for the day, and the children  had made their way across Wilson Park on to Forty-third ave.  On seeing the danger _4.lexander.  by jumping into the wagon, was  able to reach the reins and  bring the runaway to a stop.    ...  R. _Q. JUWBUT_0AT0B - .  RETTER THAN EAST  ly-tuned   piano,  the   "sextette" proaching   the children.        The  During 1915 a total of 25,866/  000 pounds of halibut, valued at  $1,551,960, was landed at five  British Columbia ports, being 42  per cent of the cateh made on  the North Pacific coast. While  Seattle, which a few years ago  was the landing place of; the bulk  Of the halibut taken on the North  Pacific, still leads, Prince Rupert  is coming into the place its proximity to the fishing grounds and  transportation facilities entitles  it to. A total of 15,856,000 lbs.  of halibut was landed there, 7,-  631,000 pounds at Vancouver, 2,-  237,000 pounds at Steveston, 84,-  000 at Victoria and 65,000 pounds  at Haysport.  About twenty years ago the  halibut industry hadv its inception on this coast, but on account of the limited local demand  and the eastern markets being  well supplied from the Atlantic,  the business did not flourish for  some" years. Now that the Atlantic catch has been decreasing, and cold storage and transportation have reached their  present condition of excellence,  the B. C. halibut is increasing  in demand and popularity in the  east.  With   the completion   of the  transcontinental      railroad      to  Prince Rupert, and the construc-  i tion   of   a   large   cold   storage  plant there, steps were taken by  the Dominion government which"  are, resulting in the cliversion of  the halibut fishing trade from  Seattle and Tacoma to that port  and during 1915 over--a hundred fishing vessels which pre:  viously made their headquarters  at Seattle and Tacoma, have  outfitted, bought stores and bait,  and sold their catches at Prince  Rupert. '  The government extended a'  subsidy of $80,000 for the construction, of one of the largest  cold storage plants in the world,  waived the duty on distillate for  fishing. vessels,-and allowed fish--  ing vessels registered in the  United States to land their cargoes duty free for, shipment .in  bond to the United States.  Heard 9,% the Box Office  "Give me the first row in the  balcony for this Saturday night.' ���������  "We    haven't   anything    but  box seats'left.." X" -  "Anything    for     the     afternoon?"        '    _.  "Yes���������balcony* .$1.50 each."  "Well,  I guess I won't    take  them."  ' #   "���������    * ��������� V  '' Say, I have a child 5 years  old and one 6; how about tickets for them?"  "Both will have to have tickets. "X  p "All right give me five $1  seats."  "For when?"  "When can I have them? I  mean on a Saturday."  "Well   how about  Feb.  \v\  "What have you for the night  before that?" .  /  "The second row of the $1  seats." '--'���������,  "Are these in the centre?"  " A little to one side."  "I don't want them on the side,  show me the diagram."  "Haven't"got a diagram, but  they are just as I have reprer  sented them."  "Well* give me five."


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