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 &*t  ofo  552  553  )  ������oAV>  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  ytovUictt1  j.ttota^  T. J. Kearney  , J. KL Mclntyie  .Funeral Director  T. J. Kearney & Co.  Fnoenl   XMnetaa  *wd BmbalnAiB-"   /  At your service d*r and  night.     ��������� ��������� .-''':  Moderate charges-  802 Broadway Wert  Phone: Fair. 1096  OLUME VII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,     FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 1916.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No. 46.  MOUNT PLEASANT  The secretaries of all Clubs  and Associations (whether social,, religious or political) as  well as private individuals, are  invited to send in any items of  general interest each week for  publication in these columns.  Copy may be sent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  I METHODIST CHURCH  CHOIR CONCERT  .The Mt. Pleasant Methodist  choir concert given on Tuesday  night as the last of a series of  "intellectual evenings''. attract-  [ed a large audience to the church  to hear the programme arranged by Prof. J. J. F. Ainslie, F.I.  G.C.M., organist and choir master fit the church. The program  was varied in character and interesting throughout.  Chorus numbers included  ff'May Britain be by God Preserved," a "Simple Simon" dit-  ;y. "Hymn to the Night," "In  This Hour of Softened Splendor,  and Choral Fantasia arranged  rom "The Bohemian Girl." The  part singing was well balanced  jand marked by effective expres-  ion. "O Memory," a pleasingly  rranged trio, was rendered by  iss C. Stewart, Miss M. Faw-  |cett and Mr. M. McGregor. Miss  M. Daris and Mr. A. J. Ainsley were heard to advantage in  the duet, "Excelsior," which  Jnumber   merited an encore.   Mr.  I) X" * "���������' x;x    ���������/"-��������� *  and Mrs. F. T. Chambers gave  great pleasure with their duet,  "Somewhere a Voice is Calling,"  for which two encores were demanded.  Master   Hugh   Balfour played  /two violin selections, and Mr. Jolly, of the Vancouver Jlotel orchestra received applause for his  'cello selections. Miss Hazel  Fremlin made an efficient pianist,  and Mrs. W. P. Argue assisted  Prof. Ainsley as accompanist. The  one   vocal   solo   of  the   evening  } was given by Miss Eva McCross-  ajn, jivhQ. J^u^  "Carmen," and "In the Time of  Roses" as'encore.  Quite a number of young  people from Mt. Pleasant attended the reception given by the  Prince Edward Island Club at  O'Brien's Hall on Wednesday  evening. The Alpha Quartette  contributed to the program.  The Vancouver Musical Society is making arangements for  the production of Mendelssohn's  oratorio, "Elijah," on Tuesday,  April 18th, in Mount Pleasant  Presbyterian church. A satisfactory practice was held this wek,  and weekly pactices will be held  from now until the entertainment.  Miss   Jessie   Riches   was   the  guest of honor at a party given  by the Young Ladies' Bible class  of the Mount Pleasant Methodist  church, at the home of Mrs. R.  H, McDuffie, 36 Broadway West,  on Wednesday evening. During  the evening, Miss Riches, who is  leaving-shortly for her new home  in Alberta, was presented with a  beautiful cameo ring by the members of the class.  The new and permanent home  ��������� of the Ward V. Conservative Association will be in the Ashnola  ) black,   corner of 6th and   Main.  .     The death of Alice Mabel, wife  of Mr. A. J. Jones, occurred at  1/her home, 733 8th avenue west, on  I Saturday morning. interment  v was made on Monday afternoon.  On Sunday evening, April 2,  the third of the memorial tablets  will be unveiled with appropriate  ceremonies at the Mount Pleasant  Methodist church, by Col. Milne,  of the 158th Overseas battalion.  The service will be of a patriotic character, and the 158th battalion band will furnish music. A  fourth tablet is contemplated, as  there will be many more young  members enlisting in the near  future.  G.RANDVIEW  Little Dorothea Odium unveiled a portrait of her father, Lieut.  Col Odlum^ and the .honor roll of  nineteen other members of Trinity Methodist church, 7th avenue  east, at the morning service last  Sunday. Addresses were given by  Lieut.-Col. Milne and Lieut. Henry, of the 158th Overseas Bat-  tallion. There was a special musical and prayer service.  Rev. C. A. Seager, D.D., principal of St. Mark's Hall, will  preach at evensong next Sunday  at All Saints' church, Cedar Cove.  Rev. W. T. Keeling, M.A., prof<-  essor at St. Mark's Hall, will con-v  tinue his course of lenten addresses at evensong'Wednesdays  at 8 o'clock. Morning pi'ayer  daily at 10 o 'clock and service of  intercession every Friday after-  nood at 5 o 'clock.  :-?\  LIQUOR INTERESTS ARE  AFTER ipMPENSATlON  On- Wednesday night one ofvthe largest delegations from  the mainland that has ever visited the government buildings  went over to Victoria. The mainland contingent was joined  at the capital by a large representation from Victoria and  Vancouver Island, in order that Premier Bowser and his cabinet might have presented to them through the medium of  several speakers the views of those throughout the province  who feel that great injustice would* be done, and. a financial  disturbance of great magnitude occasioned should any prohibition liquor legislation be submitted to the people without  such referendum carrying with it clauses arranging for adequate compensation-to those financially affected.  Many of the larger financial and trust companies and  mortgage corporations are represented and many men prominent in all walks of provincial, professional and business  life were among the delegation.  In addition to some 50 or 60 representatives from up  country and northern British. Columbia, Vancouver and Victoria were largely represented. ���������  .Reeve Winram, Coun. Grimmet  and Municipal Solicitor Donaghy  went to Victoria on Tuesday in  connection with the private bill  which is now bei'6re the House  for the purpose of legalising the  use of certain debenture funds  lying to the credit of the munir  cipality for the payment of debenture interest now past due.  The delegation hopes to return  this week.  The medical, health officer  on Tuesday brought in a report  advising that a municipal clean  up be undertaken shortly, and  the council decided to bring the  matter before the public at an  early date.  At the Ruth Morton Memorial.  Baptist church on Sunday morning, Rev. J. W. Litch, will preach  in the morning on Prayer and  Peace and in the evening on The  Glory of the Cross. The ordinance  of baptism will be administered  during the evening service.  Spontaneous combustion in a  box of. rags caused a slight fire at  1136 19th avenue east, on Thursday of last week. The dwelling  was occupied by Mr. G. Gray.  No serious damage was done.  The teachers of Mt. Pleasant  school, who last year were associated on the staff with Mr. A.  M. Cronkhite, last week presented him with a' gold signet ring  as a token of their appreciation  of his patriotism. The ring was  suitably engraved and was accompanied with an address expressing the esteem in whieh Mr.  Cronkhite was held by the staff  and their -good wishes-for���������his  success in his military career.  The marriage took place    on  Wednesday last at St. George's  church, ot Margaret; daughter of  Mr. and Mrs. James Roy, of 631  10th avenue west, and Mr. Walter Hendy Walton, son of Mr.  and Mrs. E. F. Walton, of 1126  Pender St. west. Rev. W. H.  Jackson officiated. The happy  pair were the recipients of a large  number of wedding presents, and  left by an early train for the  Sound where they will spend  their honeymoon.  Burnaby  Frank Frank and O. Luciani,  two Vancouver junk dealers, were  fitJed .$5 and costs for trading  here without a. license.  The whist drive at the home of  Mrs. F. L. McPherson on Friday  night attracted a large attendance and the proceeds will go to  the Victorian Order.  Hollister Review,  No.  9,  Wo-  I) men's Benefit Association of the  j,1 Maccabees, will hold a whist  drive this evening in the Knights  of Pythias Hall, at the corner of  8th and Quebec. Cards will commence at 8.45 o'clock.  On Tuesday last the municipal  inspector, Mr. J. S. Gordon, came  (��������� to   the   Mt.   Pleasant  school   to  give the little children of the deaf  class an automobile outing in the  park.     The morning  turned  out  cloudy and Mr. Gordon remained  in the building visiting. The children of Mr. Hobson's class    are  Jj&ping for  a   sunshiny   morning  . in the near future.  [     The  boys of. the school under  * the  direction of Mr. R, E.  Col-  lis, are showing enthusiastic interest in sports. There is rifle practice  every Thursday. This  Week  Harold McMullen made   twenty-  four bull's  eyes   out   of  a  possible   twenty-five.  Alexander Review No. 9, Women 's Benefit Association of. the  Maccabees, met in the Knights of  Pythias' Halt on Wednesday  evening last, Mrs. H. Wilson presiding. ' There was a fair attendance and one new member was  admitted. Mrs. R. P. Pettipiece  gave an interesting address on the  work of the association. Mrs. M.  Morrison was presented with a  small token of the appreciation  of the association of her efforts  in getting new members. A guessing contest was held at which  Miss Evans captured the prize.  Refreshments were  served.  The final debate of the U. B. C.  in connection with the intercollegiate league of Vancouver will  be held at-Latimer-Hall-tonight  when a team from the Anglican  college will meet Messrs. Broach  and Robertson of the University.  The subject for debate is one of  great importance and interest at  the present time and those who  turn out to hear the contest will  be well, repaid: "Resolved, that  the prohibition of the sale, manufacture and importation of intoxicating liquors, except for scientific and medicinal purposes, together with the adequate compensation of those who have money invested in the trade, will be  in the best interests of the peopio  of Canada."  ..On Friday evening last at tbe  Presbyterian manse; Edmonds,  Mr. Ralph Duark, of Clayton, B.  C, and Miss Charlotte Gertrude  Bolivar, of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, were united in marriage. The  witnesses were Mr. Walter Duark  ancf MisFViolet Muttitt: Rev7 A:  M. O'Donnell officiated.  The unveiling service in    St.  Paul's Presbyterian enure!** last  Sunday was conducted by Chief  of Police McLennan, the impres-  siveness of the occasion being further heightened by his words as  the folds of the curtain fell away  from the framed names:  "I now unveil this honor roll  as a tribute to the men who enlisted for the cause of the empire  and humanity. May we as a congregation be worthy of the devotion and sacrifice of the soldier sons of Canada."  The unveiling took place following a reading by the pastor,  Rev. R. G. MacBeth, of the names  inscribed there and an address by  Mayor McBeath. Special music included a solo by Private Allan.  A quiet wedding took place on  Tuesday afternoon at 5.30, at  1152 7th avenue west, when Mr.  Alexander Norman Taylor, of  Victoria, was united in marriage  to Miss Muriel Susan Leicester,  of Vancouver. The guests included only the immediate friends of  the principals and the members  of the families. Rev. J. R. Robertson, of St. David's Presbyterian church, Bodwell road, So:  Vancouver, performed the ceremony. The happy bride was attended by Miss Dorothy H. Taylor, a sister of the bridegroom.  Mr. J. W. Penning supported the  groom. At the wedding luncheon  congratulatory speeches were  made and the young couple left  for Ottawa on a honeymoon trip.  Returning they will reside in Victoria.  John Oliver, alias F. Williams,  alias R. Fraser, was sentenced by  Magistrate Clute to three months'  hard labor on charges of false  pretences. Accused had represented himself to be the agent for  various publications for which  he had no authority to receive  money.  A three-room- house,-., owned by  Mr. Henry Kerr, near the Armstrong avenue school, off the  Cumberland road, was burned  down last Friday night. Mr.  Kerr was away at the time and  it is supposed that the blaze originated in a defective chimney.  The damage, about $400, was covered by insurance.  Mr. J. Reston, who has been in  charge of the Gamewell fire alarm  system in the municipality during  the past year, and who was recently retired by the council, was  reinstated on Wednesday. Building Inspector Hubbard has been  in charge of the system during  Mr.  Reston's absence.  A special meeting of the council will be held on Monday morning. A settlement with the contractors for the work done on the  Victoria road paving contract,  will come up for discussion.  Secretary   Mabbott,    of    the  school board, has announced that  in order to equalize the two parts  of the school term the board has  instructed teachers to receive pupils on and after April 2, instead  of May 1, as in previous years.  At midnight {Saturday aa alarm  was turned in from the residence  of Mr. J. McNeill, 829 24th ave.  east, a fire having been started  by a short/circuit in the wiring  of the house. The department responded promptly and no damage  of any consequence was done.  Mr. L. H. Westman, of Cullo-  den street, South Vancouver, who'  has just returned with the railway construction workers from'  Russia, reports that Mr. George  Taylor, of 63rd avenue aad Fraser street, another member of the  corps, was washed overboard on  the return voyage from Russia.  The .deceased resided with his  parents on Fraser street. He was  well known as a baseball player and was an active member of  the South Hill Club.,  Coun. Russell and the chairman of the Burnaby board of  works made an inspection yesterday of the damage done to Boundary road by the recent big washout, and it is expected that repairs will be made shortly.  The boys attending the manual  training school, under the supervision of their instructor, are employing themselves in their spare  time making splints for the Red  Cross. The material is being supplied by the teachers. When completed the splints will be shipped  direct to Red Cross headquarters  in London. The G. P. R. has a-  greed to transport the package  free of charge.  The Women's Forum has elected officers for tlie year as follows: Hon. president, Mrs. A. M.  Fraser; president, Mrs. J. Stuart  Jamieson; vice-president, Mrs. J.  AV. Mathers; recording secretary,  Mrs. Griffiths; corresponding secretary and treasurer, Mrs. Ged-  dings; representatives, Ward I.,  Mrs. Barwick; Ward II., Miss  Walker; Ward V.; Mrs. Gibbs;  Ward VI., Mrs. Cale.  Impossible  Germany   has    suppressed    a    paper  called    The   Future.    What    Germany  needs   to   do���������but cannot���������is   to   suppress her black past.  Repairs to the bridge over the  North Arm of the Fraser river  are proceding apace and it is  expected the bridge will be open  for traffic next week. The other  bridge at the foot of Boundary  road, on the River road, which  was washed out recently, is also  undergoing repair.  Yesterday afternoon tbe ladies of St. David's Presbyterian  church held a reception to the  mothers, wives, sisters and sweethearts of the soldiers whose  names appear on the 'roll of  honor unveiled last Sunday. Rev.  J. R. Robertson delivered an address of welcome and a short  musical program was followed  by refreshments and a social afternoon.  The children- of the Children's  Aid Society being very anxious  to assist the funds of the Patrio  tic society, are giving a grand  concert and gymnastic display in  Wesley church next Thursday  evening at 8 o'clock. All the latest songs, flag drills, Empire drill,  club swinging, new gymnastic  display, including girls and boys  in their pyramids, etc. Tlie use of  Wesley church has been granted  free.  Mt. Pleasant  The Women's institute rally at  Central Park on Thursday. Mar.  16, was a decided success. The  president, Mrs. Veny, gave an inspiring talk on the importance of  individual service in the work,  and spoke of the necessity for  union, forbearance and untiring  effort. Mrs. Kemp, president of.  the Consumers' League, addressed the meeting on the problem  of providing employment for soldiers when they return, saying  that now Avas the time to aet  and that the problem of building up British Columbia depended on the loyalty of the everyday buyer to our producers.  On the evening of Good Friday  there will be ���������presented in St.Michael "s church a sacred cantata,  "The Crucifixion," by an augmented choir and orchestra.  Some time between   Saturday  night and Monday morning the  premises of the Vancouver Hollow Grinding Works, at 24.0  Broadway west, were forcibly entered and new tools to the value  of over $75 stolen. The thieves  had forced open the back door,  and from the selections they  made they must have been familiar with the business and with  the contents of the store. The  stolen goods included some surgical instruments belonging to  the General Hospital whichwere  being sharpened, and which will  be difficult to replace in Vancouver. The police are working  i on the case. THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, March 24, 1916.  At Saturday's special meeting  of. the council of the Board of  Trade, the members were the  guests at luncheon of the newly  elected president, Mr. Nicol  Thompson. The committees for  the year were chosen as follows,  . the first named to be the convenor:  Legal and Legislative���������A. E.  ��������� Beck, G. A. Campbell, P. Donnelly, J. H. Griffith, A. G. Harvey, J. A. Harvey, E. F. Helli-  well, J. K. Macrae, J. P. Nicholls. P. G. Shallcross, Sir C. H.  Tupper.  Harbor and Navigation���������E.- H.  Beaseley, G. Buscombe, G. G.  Bushby, J. Eadie, N. Hardie, J.  C. Irons, R. Kelly, T. W. B. London, N. McLean, C. II, Nicholson,  H. Pybus, P. G. Shallcross, A.  Wallace.  Transportation���������G. H. Cottrell, E. J. Coyle, J. A. Cunningham, W. Dalton. J. E. Elliott, E.  W. Hamber, R. Kelly, C F. Law,  E. J. Leveson, W. G. Mackenzie, J. P. T). Malkin, A. G. Mc-  Candless, W. G. Patrick, H. Pirn,  W. D. Power, W. H. Walsh.  Trade and . Commerce ��������� W.  H. Malkin, J. Beveridge, C. P.  Coles, T. W. B. London, E. J.  Leveson, R. P. McLennan, J. D.  McNeill, J. Ramsay, J. Fyfe  Smith, C. Spencer, H. A. Stone,  Jonathan Storey, H. G. White, W.  J. Blake Wilson.  Retail Merchants���������C. Spencer,  W. Dick, Gordon Drysdale, J. A.  Flett, J. N. Harvey, H. T. Lock-  yer, L. L. McTaggart, W. C.  Stearman, W. H. Walsh, F. W.  Welsh, W. C. Woodward.  Fisheries���������R. Kelly, W. H.  Barker, H. Bell-Irving, W. H.  Greenwood, A. L. Hagar, E. Lip-  sett, J. B. Mathers,- F- Millard,  A. L. Russell, R. V. Winch.  Lumber ��������� J. Hanbury, F. L.  Buckley, Paul Day, E. W. Mam-  ber, W. II. Hargrave, E. C.  Knight, M. S. Logan, J. D. Mc-  Cormick, C. McRae, J. Fyfe  Smith.  Mining���������Gilbert Blair, A. B.  Buckworth, C. E. Cartwright, H.  K. Dutcher, E. A. Haggen, C. F.  Law, E. W. Leeson, Jonathan  Rogers, A. II. Wallbridge.  Membership ��������� Win, Godfrey,  A. E. Beck, Gilbert Blair, G. G.  Bushby, P. Donnelly, T. W. Fletcher, R. Kelly, W. H. Leckie; J.  P. D. Malkin, A. C. Steven, A. J.  T. Taylor, A. H. Wallbridge.  Insurance���������J. Ramsay, J. J.  Banfield, D. Cramer, T. W. Greer,  W. Hepburn, F. Parsons, W; J.  Buy Vancouver Real  Estate at these Prices  =NEVER AGAIN=  SUCH SACRIFICES  IiOTS  Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Truteh St., formerly  held at $4,500,  for $1,600, on terms.  Kitsilano���������Two 33 ft. lots, cleared;  on llth Avenue,  for  merly held at  $1,200 each,  for  $350   each.  Strathcona Heights-^-SO ft. lot, magnificent view,  on  25th  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������Fine high lot, near 17tb Avenue and Laurel St.,  assessed  at   $300,  for  $90.00.  Point Grey���������-33 ft. lot on the hill near/22nd and Dunbar  '        St., a great   buy at   $350.  Fairview���������50 ft. lot on llth Ave., near Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300.   Sell for $900.  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th Ave. near Highbury Street, on  top of the hill, for  $300.  Point Grey���������70 by  122 ft.  on 21st Ave., near Crown  St.,  for $300.  South  Vancouver���������A, few Lots  on  66th and  67th  Avenue  ., for $70.00   each.  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner River Ave. and Gilley  Avenue  on the bill, fine  view,  southern^ exposure, for  ^^$225jOO: -���������-.---- ,-   ���������-  ACREAGE  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Bumble Boad, on the sunny southern  slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150. On terms.  Lulu Island���������4 acres at Garden City, cleared, richest of  soil. Cost owner $320 per aere 8 years ago. Sell the 4  acres for $700.00.  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under  cultivation.   Cost $300 per acre.   The whole for $650.  Gibson's Landing���������10 Acres on the Government Boad, 3  miles from the Landing. Good land. Creek running  through, all   for $350.00.  Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B. C. B.  R. near Jubilee Station. A grand property with a  great future, improved. $35,000 was one time refused  for this same property. Can bo bought today for  $6,500. .  Coquitlam���������20 Acres of the very best soil, 21-2 miles  north of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing. Owner paid over $500 per acre as a subdi  vision proposition. Sell to-day for $100 per acre on  terms.  Burnaby���������1 3-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  HOUSES  Point Grey-���������On Wilson Road carline, neat little 3-room  cottage, on lot 33.7 by 298.!) feet deep, all improved,  chicken house and runs. Formerly held at $3,300. Today   for   $1,350.  Fairview���������Quebec St., 5g 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.  Twiss, W. C. Woodward.  Land Settlement���������C. E. Tisdall,  Arthur Lineham, J. B. Mathers,  G. E. Macdonald, C. McRae, John  Nelson, F. W. Peters, Jonathan  Rogers, A. Shaw, H. A. Stone.  Civic���������T. W. Fletcher, J. J.  Banfield, B. A.| Cunliffe, R. H.  Gale, J. N. Harvey, W. Hepburn,  M. McBeath, A. G. McCandless,  E. Odium, J. Ramsay.  Grain���������J. A. Cunningham, E.  Buchan, J. W. Clark, C. P. Coles,  J. E. Hall, W. H. Kerr, T. W. B.  Loijdon, CJ. McNeely, A. ' L.  Russell.  Building and Finance���������F. W.  Peters, E. G. Baynes, D. R.  Clark, G. V. Holt, A. G. McCandless, R. J. Potts.  New Industries���������G. G. Bushby, J. R. Davison, A. B. Ers-  kine, E. A. Haggen, W. Leek, E.  W. Leeson, J. B. Mathers, A.  Shaw, Alfred J. T. Taylor, A.  Wallace, F. Wilkinson.  fectly and whose intimate knowledge of music adds much-to the  interpretive power manifested in  their renderings. They had to  respond to repeated recalls.  The entertainment on the  whole was one of the very best  ever put on in Mt. Pleasant, and  the church was filled by an appreciative audience.  EDUCATIONAL EXHIBIT  IS OF GREAT INTEREST  The educational exhibit on  view at 521 Pender street west,  under the auspices of the Social  Service Council of the city has  been well attended, and much  interest has been shown in the  variety of exhibits shown.  Rev. R. F. Stillman has acted  as chairman of the several meetings, and Mr. Thomas D. Eliot  has also spoken on the mission  and purpose of the exhibit.  The work of the society, Mr.  Eliot said, was constructive and  positive, as well as negative and  of a warning character. The defence of the home was primarily  the task of his organization, as  the home must be the centre  around which all the fabric of  social organization is built. The  defence of the home included defence against disease, and preventive measures which should insure the home against the attacks of insidious* diseases, must  include educative propaganda,  which should begin with the early  years of the child. Ignorance  and silence were no longer tolerated by those who desired virtue in their children, and yit the  wisest diplomacy must of necessity be exercised by parents and  teachers in revealing to children  the mysteries of life.  The lectures for the week were  oh the subjects, "Childhood's  Thought of. Parenthood," "An  Ancient Evil- and a New Conscience," and "The Conspiracy of  Silence and the Conspiracy of  Publicity^' ���������^T���������;____-_________,  SPRING CONCERT  A SUCCESS  War Notes    ,  If all the> energy lost in party  fighting were directed into fighting the Huns, the reports from  the front might be given a more  cheery touch.  Is it because vodka is barred  in Russia that it is so hard to  find an American who is willing  to be ambassador in Petrograd ?  Germany has lost all her colonies. Spain may now console  her that this may be better in  the end.  Russian soldiers are said to  have little use for wire entanglements. Well, look at their  beards.  If Germany cannot get her  place inthe sun let her manufacture a chemical substitute.  All Off  '' Let's sit this dance out, "he  said, suddenly.  Blushing, she agreed.  They sat on the stairs. She  knew he was about to propose,  and he knew she knew it, and  she knew he knew  she knew it:  With a sneeze he edged closer.  With another sneeze he moved  a foot nearer.  With a hideous sneeze he leaped to his feet, a terrible expression on his usually otherwise  face.  "Constantine!" she cried.  "What kind of attack is it?"  "Ah!" he cried bitterly. "I  have found you out just in time.  I love a joke when it's in its  proper place, but I loathe an  untimely one. What kind of a  tack is it indeed!"  And he limped away, sneezing  as he went.  Pensively, the unfortunate girl  picked up the tack and dropped  it into her vanity case.  For she was a great one for  souvenirs.  BERNHARDT MAXIMS  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St. West Phone" Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  The annual spring concert bf  the Mount Pleasant Presbyterian  Choir on Friday evening last Avas  one of the really successful events  of the season.  This choir, with' a regular  membership of over fifty voices,  showed itself,to be one of the premier choral organizations of this  eity. All the choral numbers on  tlie programme on Friday evening  were unaccompanied, and'much  credit is due to Mr. L. R. Bridgman, the conductor, for the efficient manner in- which, his organization   acquitted  themselves.  Miss Duthie's solo and the ladies' quartette were of a very  high order and were enthusiastically received.  Miss Gladys Cochrane, of Toronto, contributed two numbers  which were thoroughly appreciated. Miss Cochrane is an ex^  ceptipnally pleasing singer' and  hopes are entertained of hearing  her at some future time in this  eity.  Mr. Harold Nelson Shaw was  in good form and contributed two  fine numbers to the entertainment. The 72nd ��������� Highlanders'  Male Quartette, Messrs. Hall Brothers, Lloyd and Mackie, rendered * several numbers in finished  style. They are a magnificent  quartette whose voices blend per-  War is the greatest factor in the  furtherance   of   culture  Every appeal to force finds a loud  applause   in   all hearts.  The German people are the greatest civilized people   of   history.  Aspirations for peace threaten to  poison the soul of"German^peopler^  War is a biological necessity of the  first importance.  War is tlie father of all  things.  The desire for peace marks a decoy  of spirit.  The duty of self-assertion is by no  means satisfied by mere repulse of  hostile  attaeks.  New territory must as a rule, he  obtained at the cost of its possessors.  Ft is not tlie possessor, but the victor who has   the  right.  Might  is  the supreme  right.  War is not only a biological law,  but a moral obligation.  War evokes the noblest activities  of the human nature.  According to Christianity, we cannot disapprove of war, but must admit that   it is justified   morally.  Reflection shows riot only that war  is an unqualified necessity, but that  it is justifiable from, every point of  view.  There never have been, and never  will   be,    universal    rights    of   men.  War has laid the foundations of  Prussia's power, which amassed a  heritage of honor that can never be  disputed.  God will see to it that war always  recurs as a drastic medicine for the  human race.  It is not only the right, but the  moral duty of the statesman to bring  about war.  None of the . wars that Frederick  the Great fought had been forced upon him. He had'always determined to  be   the  aggressor..  Howpitijible the progress of the German people would have been had not  these wars been brought about by a  deliberate policy.  In the business of war men must  not regard the massacres and the  burnings.  a.  Have You a House to Rent?  We are having numerous enquiries for six and Tjeven  room modern houses in the West End and Kitsilano. Our  Rental Department is at your service.  List your houses with us. x   X  North West Trust Company, Limited  509  RICHARDS   STBEET. PHONE, SEY.   7467  Sovereign Radiators  ���������  Artistic in design.  Perfect in finish..  Made in Canada.  Taylor-Forbes Co.  LIMITED  Vancouver, B. C.  ESTABLISHED  1886  Ceperley, Rounsefell & Co. Limited  INVESTMENTS and INSURANCE  Government, Municipal and Corporation Bonds (Canadian),  yielding from   5  per  cent,   to   7 per cent.  Rents and Mortgage Interests collected.  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"The future of European culture as opposed toQ German  Kultur depends upon the overthrow  of this power and the means taken  to prevent its ever breaking out  again. We must have the policy of  this""century "based firmly"upbiXthe  allianee between Eussia, England  and France. Other nations will probably come into our alliance, but we  three must form the nucleus. We  must   say   to   Germany: :  "These are your frontiers and  your limits. Work within them as  you" please; but out into the world  you go no more. We have had  enough of the disintegrating-influence  you bring to bear in every quarter  of the world. We desire to live at  peace as Christian nations. Your unscrupulous rule, based on the principle  of armed force, has threatened to enslave tlie world. That principle is abhorrent to us all. You must bo content to stay quietly at home and  cbuduct your commerce and domestic  a (Tail's as may please you best; but  you shall no more encroach upon the  s;icred   rights   of   your neighbors.  "That is what Russia,' England and  Franco in alliance must say to Germany, and to the voices of these three  will doubtless adhere many Christian  nations of the world. It is my firm  conviction that if the policy of the  twentieth century does not rest upon  a solid alliance between Eussia, England and France, then this great war,  into which we have been deliberate.}'  forced by Germany, will have been  waged in vain, and all the blood and  treasure expended upon it and still to  be spent will have been utterly wasted."  Discarded Fish Proved Edible  Probably ��������� not many people would  care to experiment personally to test  the ;. edibility of doubtful food products, yet this is just what the staff  of the biological station at St. Andrews, N. B., have been doing. For  the past two or three seasons they  have been trying on their mess tables, various kinds of fish that ordinarily are thrown away, and in  several cases have found them delicious.  For instance, there is a peculiar  greenish   eel-like   creature which,   be  cause it brings forth its young alive,]  has   received the   name,   "mother-of-J  eels."   A large specimen  may   weigh  a  couple  of  pounds.      The biological  staff  found   that  it was  white-fleshed i  and of splendid flavour and  declared!  it to be one of the best fish they had  had   on   the   table.   There are   great  quantities of mother-of-eels along the  Atlantic   coast,   yet   it   is   a Ssh the:  food value of which has not been realized at all.  "XStibthW" ifisbX whicli'isnotT beingf  utilized in Canada, though, minus  the head it has found its way into<  the fastidious British market, is the  wolf-fish or sea-cat. Probably its  ugliness prejudices people against it.  Yet those who have eaten it say that 1  it has a very superior flavour, having perfectly white flesh, whiter than  halibut, flaky and delicious. Wolr-fish  vary from 15 to 20 pounds in weight.  Great quauuities of them are caught  in the Maritime provinces and simply  thrown away, being considered as absolutely   of   no   value.  The   angler  or    goose-fish,    another  very   ugly   fish,   which   sometimes attains   four   or five   feet in   length, is  in the same  category.      Tho tail portion,    which   is    solid   flesh,    is    very'  good.   Minus   tho   head,  it   also  has  been   placed in   recent   years   on   the'  London   market.   It   brings  a     good i  price   and   is  regarded   as an   excellent fish.  Marketing of American Furs  The fur trade, which was demoralized during 1914, owing to the- disruption of European commerce, has  gradually -assumed a healthier condition. The most important development in this trade since the oubreak J  of war has been the organization of  a New .York fur sales agency which  held its first sale in January. In  past years' London has been the Mecca of fur buyers, but the state of  continental trade has seriously affected - recent London sales. The organization of the New York sale has  served to bring the fur dealers of  North America together, and there'^k's.  no doubt the new corporation will  make every effort to attract foreign  buyers and to supplant London as the  world's market for pelts.  In the Telegraph Office  Assistant (to' old lady who has  handed in a badly spelled telegram)  ���������What's this  word, please?  Old Lady���������Never mind that, Miss;  it's none of your business. They'll  know  at   the   other end. Friday. March 24, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  s3"?.  Putting Maple in Maple Syrup  Pancakes and inaple syrup form  regular item on the menu cards  *������f most restaurants. In the   low  ->riced places they are one of the  linost popular,  staples.   Ordinary  gyrup doesn't  go.   It  must    be  laple   syrup.      One   restaurant,  [which cooks its pancakes in the  rindow,   as its   most   attractive  Idrawing card, used to list the sy-  Irup as    "maple    cane   syrup,"  [frankly  acknowledging  that    it  [was a compound; or merely a maple flavored syrup. Most    other  ' places served the same kind of article but called it plain    maple  syrup.  It is safe to say that no one  was deceived in the latter cases,  because the public has come to  take it for granted that maple  syrup is adulterated as a matter of course, and are satisfied  if it appears to be wholesome and  to have in fair measure the delicious and distinctive maple flavour.  The restaurant doesn't serve  maple cane syrup noyr. - If they  serve you maple syrup you may  feel reasonably certain that it  was produced by the evaporation  of the sap of the maple tree and  without the addition of any other  substance whatsoever. You may  feel the same certainty now with  regard to  the maple syrup you  buy from your grocer. He will  not, if he knows it, sell you either maple syrup or maple sugar  under any name or description  whatsoever unless it is the pure  and unadulterated product of the  maple tree, and he will take more  than ordinary care that he does  know exactly, what he is selling.  If. he sells you any other syrup  under any other name that even  tastes like maple syrup he is violating the law and making himself liable to serious penalties.  I doubt if there is a more drastic piece of pure food legisla?  tion on a statute book.  Stripped of its legal verbiage,  the present law, passed in April,  1915, prohibits the manufacture  or sale of any article of food resembling or being an imitation  of maple sugar or maple syrup  which is not pure maple sugar  or pure maple syrup, and further, prohibits the use of the  word "maple," either alone or  in combination with any other  word or words or letter or letters on any package containing  food or on any food itself which  is not pure maple sugar or pure  maple syrup.  But why make the law so drastic ?., It is claimed, and with  truth, that a maple flavored syrup can be made which is a pure  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHY GO ALONG FROM DAY  TO DAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARE A MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH--AN OFFENCE  TO YOUR FRIENDS ?  Jf the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant pricet charged hy other dentiiti hat  hitherto prevented you having yonr teeth attended to, liiten to my mewage.  PUHTOTRY ** I PRACTICE IT  IS ARSOI.UTET.Y DRVOJP OF PAW  Be the operation simple or complex, it.makes absolutely  no difference to me.  ���������      o  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MY PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  So sure ahi 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 work and the materials which I use,  exceedingly low.  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dr. T. Glendon Moody  Vancouver's    DAWSON BLOCK    Vancouver's  Pioneer Painless  Dentist      COR. HASTINGS & MAIN STS.      Dentist  and wholesome article of food.  Why go further than to prohibit  the practice.of deception in its  sale?'; '"���������;���������;.  A very little genuine maple  syrup or sugar can be used to  flavor a great deal of cane or  beet syrup, so as to make it taste  sufficiently like the real thing to  deceive any person except an expert. The adulterated article  can be sold at a much lower price  than could the genuine if sold in  the same quantity. Consequently the producer gets a lower  price than he would were the  market restricted to pure inaple  products. He has not been getting a high enough price io  make the business pay. The result has been not only to curtail  production and lower the quality  of. the product, but to threaten  the destruction of the source of  supply. Thousands upon thousands of the best producing maple trees' are' being converted  annually into saw logs and cord  wood. . There is a broad, economic basis for the maple producers ' demand for protection from  adulterator.  They have won their battle.  They have behind them a government inspection service operating in every part of the Dominion to search out and punish  the adulterator if he still persists.  But this has not. solved all the  problems of the maple sugar  'and syrup industry. The next  and most serious problem isthat  of raising the standard of the  product. This is a problem the  producers found impossible, of solution heretofore, because, as the  adulterators had in a large measure control of the market, the  producers were never able to secure a high enough price to make  it profitable to manufacture the  best grades of syrup and sugar.  Now they promise to face this  problem and solve it.  A most attractive booklet is  published by the Department of  Agriculture at1 Ottawa entitled  "Maple Sugar." The frontispiece contains illustrations in colour of the four official grades of  maple sugar and maple syrup. I  showed it to my wife and asked  her which grade of maple syrup  we had been accustomed to using. She pointed at once to number three. When I explained she  said that if she were offered  number one as maple syrup she  would beel sure it. was granulated sugar boiled down. I venture  to' say that not one user of maple syrup in a hundred ever saw  syrup of number one grade, and  mightyJewJ^ave ^er seen number two either. The Department  of Agriculture estimates that the  maple sugar and maple syrup  produced annually in Canada  grades in about the following  proportions: Number one,' ten  per cent; number two, fifteen per  cent.; number three, fifteen per  coot; number four, sixty per cent.  When it is remembered that  grade four is most largely used  for flavoring tobacco, being fit  for nothing better, the possibil:  ities for improvement may be  realized. ���������J Addison Reid, in  Cai'iidian Courier.  Where were these immigrants going ? Certainly not to our farms.  The average annual net profit to  our Canadian farmers per acre of  wheat in 1910-11-12-13-14 was 87  cents overv and above his cost of  $12 per acre���������allowing him hired  man's wages for himself. The average price per bushel of wheat  at the farm gate was 66 cents! In  short, the small profit on wheat  had a great deal to do with the  fact that 402,000 new immigrants  in 1913 accounted for only 33,  000 new homesteads that year.  Looking up the record of wheat  yields and prices for 1915 we  find the average price to the farmer was 83 cents per bushel (on  all kinds of wheat). His average yield per acre was 28.98 bushels. His average gross income per  acre was $24.60. Since his costs  had remained about stationary,  $12 per acre, his net profit was  something like $12.06 per acre, or  $1,200 on a 100-acre farm. This  means a boost for wheat farming,  but it is no guarantee for the future. There was a better yield  (due to better methods) and  there were better prices (due to  the war). This cannot always  be ��������� looked forward to. Wheat  farming as a national affair is  still wobbly. If we are to get  and to digest more immigrants  after the war we must have  something better, Even with last  year's high" prices and high  yield, the average net profit per  acre of. wheat for the years 1910  to 1915 was only $2.06, or $206.00  per 100 acre farm.���������Canadian  Courier.  HOW ABOUT  ADVERTISING  in the TELEPHONE  DIRECTORY?  Did you see that letter in the daily papers  from a satisfied advertiser in the telephone  directory.  He declared there was no other medium  like it, and has contracted for his space for  two years ahead.  \ "��������� ��������� .     ���������  If you advertise, consider the directory,  which gives you city and country circulation, in the home and the office���������in short,  it covers the whole Lower Mainland thoroughly and completely.  British Columbia Telephone  Company9 Limited  Phone Seymour 1566  POLISH PEOPLE TO  RAISE BATTALION!  IMMIGRATION:  HOMESTEADS:  WHEAT  Farm profits on wheat, increases in immigration, and the table  of homestead entries in recent  years, tell, when combined, a tale.  The number of homestead entries was in 1910, 41,000 (free  and purchased). It rose in 1911  to 44,000 and then began to fall,  year by year, to 39,000, 33,000,  31,000 and 24,000 in 1915. This  year according to Ottawa estimates the number of entries will  be only about 18,000. Yet,  strange to say, our immigration  figures during those years were  going up from 208,000 in 1910 to  311,000 in 1911, 354,000 in 1912  and 402,000 in 1913. Even in  1914     they     totalled     384,000^  A Polish battalion to be raised from all over Canada,, but  which will be confined entirely to  that nationality, with the exception that English speaking officials will be in charge, will soon  be authorized, according to a report from Winnipeg, where the  headquarters of the battalion  will be located.  Such a unit has been under discussion for some time, and the  Minister of Militia has written  to citizens of this nationality in  Winnipeg stating that he would  sanction the raising of such a  battalion if it could be arranged.  It is proposed that the battalion will have all Canada as a recruiting ground. The battalion  will, however, be attached to  Military District No. 10, with  headquarters in Winnipeg.  It is stated that recruiting will  be confined solely to the Polish  race."'-,"I-":~^--^^^"ji--T-"ii-,':^^-^-^i"^'  A meeting was held by prominent Polish people of Winnipeg  about the middle of February,  when it was decided to offer a  battalion to the minister of militia, with the suggestion that an  English-speaking Canadian officer  be placed in charge. This offer  has since been made. The clergy  favor this move, and have promised their co-operation.  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  CIVILIZATION'S    TASK  "Our duty is to be and to remain  the outspoken moral opponents of the  present German policy, and of the  German state, so long as it holds this  present policy, and carries on its  present war. In the service of mankind we owe an unswerving sympathy, not to one another, but to all  of-the present allied enemies of Germany. ''  These are the words used by Jos  iah Eoyce, LL.D., Professor of Harvard University, in an address delivered at Termont Temple recently on  the "Duties of Americans in the  Present War." The address throughout  is one of the most unequivocal denunciations of Germany in the war,  and expressed active sympathy with  the allies and their cause, that has  probably been uttered in the States  by a responsible thinker since the war  began.  "We owe to all those allies," he  said, "whatever moral support and  whatever financial assistance it is in  the power of this nation to give. As  to munitions of war; it is not merely  a so-called American right that our  munition makers should be free to  sell their wares to the enemies of  Germany. It is our duty to encourage them to do so, since we are not  at the moment in a position to serve  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, B. G.  mankind by more direct and effective  means. In the heart of ercry true  American this consciousness ought to  be kept awake���������the desire, the longing, the resolution���������'Let us, let our  dear Republic, do our ������luty as Belgium and tho Belgian people have  done theirs. Let ^us with all our  might, with whatever moral influence  we possess, with our own honor, with  our lives if necessary, be ready, if  ever and whenever the call comes to  our people .��������� to sacrifice for mankind  as Belgium has sacrificed, to hazard all  as Belgium has hazarded all, for the  truer union of mankind and for tho  future union of brotherhood.'  America Bo.md   Up   With Allies  The Citizens' League for America  and the Allies passes also the following resolution:  "Wp believe that the fabric of civilization embodied in free gov;������ifl-  meiit-and dive.-3ity - of--nationality-is  menaced by Teutonic aggression and  that the foundations of public Tight  are endangered by the violation of  Belgium and the atrocities of submarine warfare.  "We are convinced that our political ideals and our national safety are  bound up with the cause of the allies,  and that their defeat would mean moral and material disaster to our country.        '  ��������� "Therefore, this League is formed  to use all lawful means to put this  nation in a position of definite sympathy with the allies, and in an  equally definite position of moral  disapprobation of the purpose and  methods of tbe Central Teutonic  Powers.''  come actually one church, or merely  co-operate in specific types of service?  The chairman of the sessions of the  Congress, Mr. Robert J3. Speer, an  energizing . force in Presbyterian mission work, has been quoted as saying that by the close of this century  there may be no such thing as a  Presbyterian church at all, and if so,  he would not be surprised. The repetition of this statement at Panama brought prolonged cheers from  the delegates.  One of the chief problems discussed was that of possible co-operation.  between the Protestant and Romau  Catholic bodies. The statements from  missionaries in Latin America, were,  of course, most pertinent, particularly  those from Mexico. One speaker  surprised bis ultra-Protestant brethren by describing th������ practical, effective, and sympathetic co-operation  from Roman Catholics which _ he ha_d  experienced there. Another declared  that the reconstruction period in Mexico presents just the opportunity for  Protestant forces to reconstruct their  methods and take the field���������The New  York   Outlook.  CHURCH UNION AT PANAMA  Perhaps the most interesting event  in the religious world of today has  been the Congress on Christian work,  meeting at Panama. Three hundred  and fifty representatives of various  Protestant bodies in every republic  of the hemisphere have been considering their work in Latin America,  what it has been and what it ought  be.  In his address of welcome, Senor  Ernesto Lefevre, the Panaman Foreign Minister, confessing himself a  .sincere and devout Catholic, recognized the lofty and comprehensive  purpose of the Congress, Professor  Ernest Monteverde, of Uruguay, was  elected President of the Congress. Ita  discussions, as far as reported, have  been marked by a notable, and welcome freedom of expression.  Its first conclusion seems to have  been that Protestantism, if divided  into unrelated and un-co-operative  denominations, cannot meet the demand of the great social and religious opportunities which Latin America presents. How far, then, may  the various denominations go in unifying their efforts?      Should they be-  Tish. SborUge  In Britain  During the past year, Canadian  fishing interests have taken steps to  relieve the shortage in Great Britain's fish supply arising from the restriction imposed by the war on fishing operations in the North Sea. The  serious character of the shortage ib  indicated in a recent United States  consular report dealing with the yield  of the Scotch fisheries in 1915. In  part the  report states:  The total quantity of fish other  than shellfish landed in Scotland in  1915 was 2,207,818 cwt. (of 112 lbs.),  valued at $9,972,530, or an average of  $4.34 per cwt., as compared with 6,-  926,241 cwt., $12,475,843, and $2.09, in  1914 and 7,267,328 cwt. $18,168,320,  and $2.50 in 1913. The shortage in  the catch as compared with 1914 thus  amounted to 67 per cent., and in the  corresponding value "to 31 per cent.,  while the average price was more  than doubled.  The greatly reduced landings of  herrings were mainly responsible for  the decreases, herrings representing 61  per cent, of the total catch in 1913  and 63 per cent, in 1914, and only 30  per cent, of the markedly diminished  total last year. The actualy figures  for herrings are 4,449,321 cwt. in 1913,  1913, 4,383,235 cwt. in 1914, 699.389  cwt. in 1915 with the corresponding  values $10,160,050, $6,516,419, and $2,-  138,175.  The total quantity of whitefish,  excluding herrings, mackerel, and  other pelagic fish, landed during the  year, was 1,522,471 cwt., as against  2,435,017 cwt. in 1914 and 2,735,252  cwt. in 1913; the value was $7,714,-  128, as against $7,819,030 and $7,-  945,836. THE WESTERN  CALL  Friday, March 24, 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.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  WOMEN'S    FRANCHISE  Interest in the resolution of Mr.  John Place, M.P.P., to give the  franchise to women in this province, will be keen and the course  of the government on this question will be watched with interest. There is no doubt a very  large sentiment in favor of women's franchise in this province.  This sentiment has been crystallized as much by the unjust disabilities as to property and  guardianship under which women  are placed, as through any agitation on their part.  The sense of fair play, which  after all is a dominating, sentiment in the, "stern sex," demands that women be given a  vote so that they will have a direct and potent voice in remedying the unfair discrimination  which the laws of British Columbia have in the past made against  women.  And again there can be no  question that the extension of  the franchise to women would be  in itself a guarantee of good government. It is impossible to  imagine a woman being party to,  a corrupt deal or to one in which  a class or private interest would  have the advantage against the  interests of the general weal especially where the interests of  the home  are  concerned.  It is less than a. month since  the legislature of Alberta conferred the franchise upon women  and only last week the women of  Calgary won a notable victory  in a public question directly affecting the interests of. the home  when they demanded of the Al  berta government an amendment  to the city charter of Calgary  permitting that city to establish  a public farmers' market.  Opposed to this proposal were  interests which for years had  controlled a staple food, supplying an inferior article at enhanced prices arid stifling the competition o| home products. These  interests were powerful and under ordinary circumstances, dealing with men only, the reform  sought by the women might have  been staved'off for years, but a  corupt monopoly could produce  no^argumlnttliat^ would influence  a woman who desired to affect a  household economy. So the women of Calgary went straight to  their object with no diverting  considerations to deter them from  that object. They asked for a  simple and straightforward measure and they could not be denied.  No one can successfully contend that a similar result would  not accrue from an extension of  the franchise to women in this  province. No reasonable argument can be advanced for defeating the resolution of, Mr. Place  in the legislature.  setting about to retrieve their  errors regardless of the fact that  in the meantime the French, as  well as the British, have had time  in which to gather together a  mighty force, imbued with the  spirit of patriotism, and to equip  themselves with the ammunition  which was so sadly lacking at the  outset.  After some twenty days of the  most severe fighting which this  deadliest of wars, has witnessed  and after the most terrific artillery bombardment yet inaugurated, the Germans have not got  further than the first line of  French defences and are *as far  as eyer from striking distance of  Verdun itself. And since the  opening of this attack on the 20th  of February they have paid an  enormous price for any slight advantage gained, the army of the  Crown Prince having lost in killed, wounded, and prisoners, not  less than a hundred and fifty  thousand men.  But the Germans are not yet  discouraged. Having discovered  that their gains would be com-  mensurately greater by pursuing  their drive down the west bank  of the river Meuse instead of the  east bank, they have massed their  guns and infantry in"* that direction. The risks are greater, but  the prospects of commanding the  crossings of the river between St.  Mihiel and Consenvoye and thus  having in their power to prevent  the French from withdrawing  without ruinous losses of their  fine army.which holds the lines  east and north of Verdun appears to them worth the chances  of getting trapped should the  French army of the Argonhe  launch a counter-offensive.  But if the Crown Prince, in  the present phase of the struggle  is aiming not only at taking Verdun but also at hemming in the  French army on the east bank of  the Meuse, his opponents are well  aware of his attempted strategy.  Joft're realizes full well that the  eyaeiiation, of Verdun with' the  German guns commanding the  river passages would offer almost  insuperable difficulties. Hence to  avoid the necessity of evacuation,  the French "must hold the west  bank of the river south of Chat-  tancourt. The second line of defences stretching from Malan-  court to Mane must be held at  all costs if Verdun is to be saved.  There is every probability that  the'German attack will be pushed to the last limit of endurance,  supported by the power of German massed artillery which has  proved such a formidable weapon  of terror and success to the  enemy in" the "campaign up-to "the  present.- But the governor of Verdun has 0vast resources of men  and guns at his command and the  fortified positions which lie between the Crown Prince and the  bridge over the Meuse are surpassingly strong. He feels confident of their own powers of resistance and confident of success.  Verdun is, therefore, a point  of great strategic interest. At its  gates will be fought one of the  world's most decisive battles. If  Germany fails there she is confessedly a vanquished power on all  sides of the campaign she is now  waging.  ly, that the children of today  can get along pretty much ak they  did, with the same desultory information on sex mattersl as  they, perhaps, gathered from one  source or another as they were  growing up. It is perfectly natural for a father or mother Jto  believe that their child is the  acme of human innocence.      j *  But one has only to; read the  attested reports of the vile social  conditions in some of the largest  cities of this continent to realize that we can no longer afford,  as decent citizens or as fathers  and mothers, to ignore out responsibilities in this matter.? A  growing boy or girl brought up in  this age of high nervous tension  is possessed of a lively curiosity  concerning the origin of life'that  was, perhaps, unknown a ^hundred years ago among children of  the same age. This curiosity is  as natural under the present conditions, as the desire to breathe,  and if it is not satisfied in a  legitimate manner by the father  and mother, it is going to be  satisfied in ait undesirable manner on the street or in the playground.  It has been entirely too much  the fashion in the past to shift  the responsibility pf enlightening  the growing boy or girl from the  father to the mother. A false  and mistaken sense ��������� of modesty  has indeed often prevented any  such enlightenment at all until  it became too late to impart ifein  the delicate manner so necessary  to the child's/proper conception  of parenthood. ' ;  "With regard to the teaching i of  sex hygiene and biology to the  children in the public schools,  each community and each group  of educators must decide for  themselves as to the wisdom pr  otherwise of such a step. It  should be sufficient to remind  them that such a course has beeri  adopted in certain schools in the  United States and Great Britain  and apparently with success. But  whether or not the demand for  correct and delicate information  on this subject is to be ultimately met by the common schools, we  feel that the,real responsibility���������  and indeed the real privilege���������of  first information should rest with  the fathers and mothers. Any  mother who would retain the  absolute confidence of her growing daughter should not pass such  a golden privilege over to a  strange instructor. The same applies also to a father who wishes  to make a confidant and a companion of his growing sons,    x  war would not have neglected the  laying of a secret cable between  Germany and England. xNo insuperable difficulties were in the  way before the war if Germany  decided to provide this secret  service. It is not so improbable  as some of the things which the  world now knows Germany to  have accomplished under the nose  of the British authorities. Now  that suspicion has been aroused  by the rapidity with which news  travels to the German headquarters from England, the possibility  of the existence of a secret cable  will be investigated. ��������� Toronto  Globe.  THE  OF  SIGNIFICANCE  VERDUN  The persistence of the German  offensive against Verdun an������ the  frightful sacrifice of life which  they have been making and are  prepared to make in their efforts  to break through the French lines  bear but one significance���������that  the only .hope for Germany is a  decisive victory on the western  front, or on the sea���������and there is  little chance of the latter. There  is no doubt that the Germans  made a grave mistake when they  undertook to wage war on both  eastern and western fronts and  when they weakened the western  line-to. wage a fruitless campaign  on the east. They seem to realize that now   and   are evidently  SEX EDUCATION  The exhibit of the American  Social Hygiene Association shown  in Vancouver this week under the  auspices of our local Social Service Club, as well as the masterly  and enlightening lectures delivered by Dr. Thomas D. Eliot,, travelling secretary of the Association, have brought before the  minds of the fathers and mothers  of this city a vivid picture of reai  conditions and posible conditions  in this and every other city  where there is a cosmopolitan  population.  There are many people today-  many fathers and mothers,- indeed, who look upon sex education as a matter of slight or no  importance,   believing,   apparent-  GERMAN- SECRET NEWS  SERVICE  Since the German wireless system in the United States was taken over by the Washington government little has beeri heard of  German methods for coloring war  news, although there is internal  evidence in many of the reports  sent broadcast over this continent of the handicraft of the German secret agent. The London  Pall Mall Gazette raises the question of the existence of a secret  cable service between Germany  and England, by means of which;  it is alleged, the enemy may be  kept fully informed of what is  going on in the British Isles. It  is merely a suggestion, regarded  as worthy of consideration, and it  may he assumed that the possibility of such an underground  communication between England  and Germany has not escaped the  attention of the British authorities.  Submarine Avarfare has doubtless given rise to many alarms in  Great Britain, and the existence  of a secret German cable service  is, not outside the bounds of  probability. Wireless waves can  be detected, but it is impossible  to detect the'message transmitted  by submarine cable savs by actual contact with the wire. The  theory put forward is that ihe  na'ion that laid cement Ivids iv.r  heavy guns in various parts of  the   allied  countries  before   the  The people of Brazil are with  the allies, so they say. Evidently  there are no nuts down there.  * #   *  The hundred million dollars  Canada spends on liquor every  year will buy a lot of. comforts  for the women .and children in  Canada's homes.  # #   #  The Germans are using conscription to make neutrals serve  in their army. Bryan and some  others are already serving as volunteers.  Baron Shaughnessy's Montreal  speech will supply new excuses  for not enlisting to a populace  that has already supplied itself  with an elegant sufficiency df such  excuses.���������Toronto Telegi*am.  Mr. Jasper Kruger, nephew of  the. late President Kruger. has  joined the South African contingent and is now training in England. Another of the Kaiser's  dreams torpedoed!  #'   *.   # ' '  The Dominion government proposes to make it possible for provinces with; prohibition desires  to indulge them to the limit by  pasing legislation which will, if  taken advantage of, prohibit even  the importation of liquors into  "dry-' provinces.  The Dutch people have been  extremely patient with Germany  thus far in the war, but judging  from newspaper comment in Holland over the torpedoing of the  great Dutch liner, Tubantia, patience has now ceased to be considered a virtue and the time has  arrived to do something more  than accept apologies sent out  by Berlin for the illegal .acts of  her submarine commanders.  Canada's attention must not be  diverted froni the serious work of  raisin g" meiiXor" tlnT f roritf by the  consideration of proposals based  on the assumption that continued industrial -efficiency and material prosperity like that of the  past are compatible with the  performance of her highest duty:  Any attempt to add to the present influences mitigating against  recruiting a widespread idea that  the nation is justified in slowing  up on the vital task must be met  and checked sternly and effectively, so that men who are in a  position to volunteer and wish tb  do so may not hold back.���������Montreal Daily   Star.  would. spend as much for newa-  paper advertisements as they do  for music, they would have larger congregations,.; were important points in an address made by  Dr. Talcott Williams, head of the  Pulitzer School of Journalism,  Columbia university, at trie Park  Avenue' Methodist church, New  York, last Sunday morning.  Stating that advertising reform  is among the : most important, of  modern movements for the betterment, Dr. Williams cited the Cact  that newspapers, at the cost of  many thousands of dollars to  theftiselves, are rejecting daily  advertisements of harmful patent  medicines and false financial offers.  Working for Public Welfare  "Vast sums of money are being refused by the newspapers in  the interest of better journalism  and the public welfare," he said.  "For this service the public pays  nothings and obtains all the advantage. The dishonest, immois  al and misleading advertisements  that are rejected never come to  the public eye, and for this reason  the work of our newspapers for  reform in this particular direction is seldom appreciated or realized."  "I also believe that if the  churches spent as much in newspaper advertising as they do on  music they would have larger  congregations and better worship, '' Dr. Williams continued.  "I do not mean to disparage good  music at religious services, but do  wish to impress upon all that advertising is necessary to attract  atention of the" public and obtain an interested audience.  "If great causes were to advertise more in the public press,  instead of depending upon begging for their support, they undoubtedly would, com-i much  nearer to success.''  Upon being questioned by Drj  Arthur Jamieson, pastbr. of thl  church, concerning  the  kind  oi  advertising he would suggest foi  a church, -Dr. Williams said, tha^  "any   kind that   makes no falsif  representations and does not of  fend   public   decency is permis^  sible." There was quite a laugl  when he said this, and Dr. Jam-j  ieson said he would be careful" tc  edit any advertising he  contemJ  plated.  UNCLAIMED    MONEY  There is upwards of a million I  dollars of unclaimed money lying]  in the Canadian banks, some of it!  so long  unclaimed  that  it prob-'  ably never will be called for.     A  senator has a proposal that this  money  be  take'n  by the government and put into the Patriotic  Fund.    The suggestion seems   in  order.      If the money does not  belong   to   the    government,   it  certainly does   not belong to the  banks, and seemingly the owners  do not want it.   If the government undertook to refund any of  the sums Avhich may be called for  in future, there could be no. objection on the part of the banks.  ���������Edmonton Bulletin.  SPRING   IMMIGRATION  The spring movement of settlers into the 'western provinces  has begun in earnest. A careful  record kept last week of the number of cars of settlers' effects  passing through Winnipeg showed a total of 116 cars. Estimating  the value of each car at ,$2,000,  makes a total of at least $232,-  000 in personal property added to  the western provinces.  Mistress: Bridget, it always seems  to me that tlie worst mistresses get  the best cooks.  Cook: Ah go on wid yer blarney!  ���������London  Opiuiou.  The report of weather conditions for Greater Vancouver for  the week ending Tuesday, March  21, is, according to Weatherman  Shearman, as given below:  Rainfall: 2.43 inches.  Bright sunshine: 21 hours 24  minutes.  Highest temperature: 52 degrees on March 18.  LoAvest temperature, 31 degrees  on March 18.  Electricity at Home  Brings Real Comfort  Wiring .a house for Electric Service  no longer presents the problem of the  past. It can be done without confusion or  dirt-without the slightest damage to walls,  ceilings or decorations.  Electric Service and the bright glow of  electric lights-pn or off at the turn of a  switch���������add so much to the cheer of your  home. Every household task may be performed better by electricity*.  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Phone Fair. 2117  VOILES and SILKS for SUMMER DRESSES ��������� VOILE and  SILK BLOUSES���������EXTREMELY  REASONABLE PRICES AT  Acme Millinery & Dry Goods  Store  670 Broadway East  KIPLING AND WAR  Mr. Kipling passed fifty the other  day and' there was a multitude of  pieces about him in the papers. They  were all kinds varying from those  that suggested what he ought to be  to those that depicted what he was.  Not many people think Mr. Kipling is all he should be nowadays  or has -been for ten years past. A  good deal of fault is found with the  attitude of his mind towards human  life and government. A good many  people consider that he. has passed  his best as a writer, and some of  them wonder if he will "come back."  All the same. Kipling continues to  stand at the top of the list of contemporary writers of English. He has  the greatest gift, and beats everyone alive except himself. He is always worth reading for the pleasure  of reading. He has written a good  deal about the war���������some stories, a  book of sea-pieces, poems, other things.  He is as far as possible from being  a dead cock in the literary pit..  It is going to be interesting to  see what effect the war has on his  political opinions, what he will learn  from it, how his conclusions as to  the whole duty of man will be affected. It will even be interesting  to learn���������if he reveals it���������what sentiments, if any, tlie war will leave  in him as to this country, where he'  has so.many readers. But his political  opinions are not the most important  part of him. What is important is  what he sees and how he puts it  -'into liuiguage; that is-tosaj7-his art.  Part of the war is sure to live���������:what  Kipling sees and records. When  one considers the enormous mass of  war narrative that will perish, either ill-written or not written at all,  if is a comfort to remember that  Kipling; will write some of iti and  that much at least will stay written.���������  The   New   York   Life.  and like them, Ave can set up our  own' sea law. This would enable  us to declare all Great Britain and  Ireland forthwith as blockaded and  notify all concerned that any and  every ship, no matter what flag she  might cany, which still attempted to  reach English harbours, would on entering the war one be considered as a  blockade runner and destroyed without warning. Thus we might avoid  being made the victims of such trickery'as has been used against us M-  thmerto, more especially since our  experience has shown that every merchantman is armed." This is enliht-  eniug. The naive German confesses that  the only restraint he knows in-the  matter of ruthlessness is the opinion  of a neutral.- His self-respect apparently counts for nothing. He has none.  NEW BRITISH  HOME SECRETARY  COLLAPSE OF THE  GERMAN HONOR  HUN NAVY FAVORS  WAR WITH U.S.  War with' the United States would  not, according to an article in the  Frankfurter Zeitung. of February 25,  be entirely distasteful to the German  naval people. Says tlie German writer: "Statesmen say that America  could in the event of a breach do the  following  tilings:  "First, confiscate our merchant  ships lying in her harbours, the v.alue  of which represents at least $250,000,-  000. Thereby we should be robbed of  the kernel of our mercantile marine,  while by the same token the Americans would automatically become possessed of a fine merchant fleet. In the  early period following peace this  would be deplorable, because America  would then be in a position to usurp  Germany's former sea   commerce.  "Second. America could place a  further $3,000,000,000 or $4,000,000,000  at the disposal of the allies for the  continued prosecution of the war.  "Third, she could supply our present enemies with double the quantity of munitions they now are getting from her.  "Fourth. America's example in taking up arms against us might unfa:  vorably influence Greece and Roumania.  '' The naval officers, however, put  against these theories the following. As  soon as we are relieved of the necessity of having any further regard for  the United States we can conduct our  naval war with the same ruthlessness  that    the   British    hitherto    practiced,  Flying ships and diving ships make  very awkward situations and dreadfully disturb the amenities of war.  steam trawler King Stephen, that  trawler King Stephen, that ��������� came  across the sinking German Zeppelin  LI!). Twenty or thirty Germans on the  Zeppelin begged to be taken off. The  trawler carried nine men, but was  unarmed. It did not look safe to her  skipper to take so many Germans,  presumably armed; aboard, and he  steamed away to'report the case. nTe  Germans apparently were drowned.  .^..JjcerniariyXs-^eryXndignantXn ,.consequence,' but it seems ������a case for discussion by the class in ethics, .which  will take into consideration many  things, such as that the zep had just  been on a bomb-dropping raid to  England; that a zep that day sank a  fishing ��������� boat���������all ��������� drowned; that a  submarine snlc the Lusitania; . that  confidence in German good faith has  been much affected by many occurrences since tlie war began, and so  on.      But   it  is a' sad  story.  The story of the Appam makes  much better reading. The German  lieuttnant handled his job and his  captors admirably. True, the situations were nat parallel; nevertheless,  if the Germans in the war had behaved generally like the German commander of the Appam, the direful  story, of the trawler and the zep  would not have to be written. It  was the utter collapse of confidence  in German honor that turned away  the trawler's skipper from the sinking zep.���������The New York Life.  Few men ������ have had a more distinguished or prosperous Parliamentary  career than the Rt. Hon. Herbert  Louis Samuel, who succeeded Sir John  Simon as British Home Secretary. He  is only. 45 years of age,- and did not  enter the House of Commons until  1902; yet all but the first three of  those thirteen years have been spent  as a member of the government.  It was the late Sir Henry Camp-  bell-Bannerman who first recognized  the exceptional talents and abilities  :qf Mr. Samuel,' and when he came  into power at.the end of 1905 he invited him to join the government as  Under-Secretary to the Home Office:  Mr. Samuel filled this office for four  years, when he succeeded the present  Lord Pentland as Chancellor of the  Duchy of Lancaster, with a seat in  the cabinet. In the following year,  1910, Mr. Asquith appointed Mr Samuel Postmaster-General, a post "he filled with great discretion and ability  till the outbreak of the war.  Many entertaining stories does Mr.  Samuel tell of his post-office experiences. His favorite story concerns an  example of -episcopal economy. There  was an archbishop who had a code of  his own. He, cabled from abroad,  "John, Epistle iii:, 12 and 14." His  friends looked up the reference in the  Bible and found the following words:  "I had many things to write, but I  will not with ink and pen write unto  thee; but I trust I shall shortly- see  tlieeaifd "ivei ^h-air'sp"eV^k~fScerto~"fa-c'e".  Peace be to thee. Our friends salute  thee.    Greet the friends by  name."  The best of Mr. Samuel's stories,  perhaps, is that of a woman who had  to fill in a claim on behalf of her  son,-and was asked to state on a form  whether she had a. husband living.  Her answer was, "Living, but insignificant.''  Mr. Samuel has the distinction of being the first Jew to sit in an English  cabinet.  LOOK AT THESE SHOE PRICES  Children's Kid Boots, lace or button, sizes 2 to 7, at  .....75c  Children's Patent Strap Shoes. Reg. $1.25. Sizes'2 to 5 90c  Children's Patent Strap Shoes, 5% to 10.   Reg. $1.50 for  $1.00  Ladies' Patent or Black Velvet Pump.   Special $1.35  10 Per Cent. Discount off all Classic Shoes for Women and Children.  We are agents for the celebrated Hurlburt Cushion Sole Welted  Shoes for Children.  SHOP   ON   THE   HILL  AND   SAVE   MONEY  WOOD & SON  2313 Main Street. Two Doors from P. Burns' Market  WESTERN CALL ADS. BRING RESULTS.   TRY ONE.  HATS  TRIMMED or UNTRIMMED   .  It's to your, advantage to visit  this store. We specialize in remodelling.  Miss McLenaghen  2410 Main Street  Matches  at Pike's  6 Boxes, 25c.   Good Strikers.  SIS BROADWAY E. (Next Dairy)  Phone Fairmont  1367  saloon's���������as coal bunkers! The return  of the Cedric is like the first spring  robin. . It signs a change, ever so  slight, but nevertheless a change coming.���������The Canadian   Courier.  RIGHTS OF  NATIONS  THE CEDRIC RETURNS HOME  A GERMAN PAPER  IN FRENCH  The pen is companion of the sword  in some things. For instances, among  the various newspapers issued by German military authorities in enemy  territory held by them, the Gaette des  Ardennes, with a circulation put - at  100,000, seems to, be the most important. The Gaette is published at  Peronne, and is sold all over that section of France ' by native newsboys  and German soldiers. Because it is  printed in French, the- Gaette has been  mistaken frequently for a bona fide  French publication. That is why the  Germans are booming it. They are  able thus to address people in the temporarily conquered territory in a language they trust and thus implant  German news and views with better  hopes of success for their germination.  Only the very credulous should long  be deceived by sueh a newspaper.  Some of the great sea palaces are  returning to their old ways. Tlie big  "Cedric," of the White Star line,  sailed into New York recently with  two passengers and a small cargo of  freight. As a transport she had apparently been released by the British  admiralty. Once more she returns to  the prosaic business���������not so prosaic,  of course, since submarines infest the  sea���������of carrying civilians back and  forth on the Atlantic. Sailo'rm.en tell  sorry tales of the sacrifices some of  these handsome ships have made in the  cause of the war.. The story was told  of a sister ship of this Cedric how,  when she arrived in'England at the  end of her last peace voyage, in 1914.  the passengers and freight were no  soner ashore than a small army of  workmen swarmed up the gangways,  through the enamelled corridors, into  the luxurious staterooms, lounges and  saloons, and with hammer and adze  began ripping out the gorgeous fittings. Nothing was holy and. very  little was saved -for future use. The  Admiralty wanted that vessel . and  wanted her quickly, and with a new  kind of inner equipment���������one that  would accommodate many more souls  than the former ship could look after.  -Ruinor says that the luxurious steamers of the Canadian Pacific Railway,  the Empresses of Asia and Japan, had  to sacrifice rich upholstered suites,  white    rubber   tiled    halls   and   noble  The American Institute of International Law is composed of one  hundred and five members���������five from  each of the twenty-one American republics. ,,  At a meeting recently they drew up  a declaration, of Eights of the Nations, applying to the countries of the  world the principles of human rights  as set forth in the Declaration of Independence.  The text of these principles has  been published.  "1. Every nation has the right to  exist, but this does not imply the  right to protect itself by the commission of uniawful acts against unoffending   states  2. Every  nation i has  the    right   to  2. Every nation has the right to  independence-*-~--"^provided-that-it  does not interfere with or violate the  rights  of   other   states.  3. Every nation is in law and before  law  the  equal of  every other  state.  4. Every nation has the right to  territory  within defined boundaries  5. Every nation entitled to a right  by the law of nations is entitled to  have that right respected and protected   by ail other   nations.  he would not be surprised. The repetition of this statement at Panama brought prolonged cheers from  the delegates.   .  One of the chief problems discussed was that of possible co-operation  between the ProtestanX and . Roman  Catholic bodies. The statements from  missionaries in Latin America, were,  of course, most pertinent, particularly  those -from Mexico. One speaker  surprised his ultra-Protestant brethren by describing the practical, effective, and sympathetic co-operation  from Roman Catholics which he had  experienced there. Another declared  that the reconstruction period in Mexico presents just the opportunity for  Protestant forces to reconstruct their  methods and take the field���������Tho New.  York   Outlook.  TREASURE ISLAND  ON THE STAGE  CHURCH UNION AT PANAMA  Perhaps the most interesting event  in the religious world of today has  been the Congress on Christian work,  meeting at Panama. Three hundred  and fifty representatives of various  Protestant bodies in every republic  of the hemisphere have been considering their work in Latin America,  what it has been and what it ought  be.  In his address of welcome, Senor  Ernesto Lefevre, thp Panaman Foreign Minister, confessing himself a  sincere and devout Catholic, recognized the lofty and comprehensive  purpose of the Congress, Professor  Ernest Montcverde, of Uruguay, was  elected President of the Congress. Its  discussions, as far as reported, have  been marked by a notable and welcome freedom of expression.  Its first conclusion seems to have  been that Protestantism, if divided  into unrelated and un-co-openitive  denominations, cannot meet the demand of the great social and religious opportunities whieh Latin America presents. How far, then, may  the various denominations go in unifying their efforts? Should they become actually- one church, or merely  co-operate in specific types of service?  The chairman of the sessions of the  Congress, Mr. Robert E. Speer, an  energizing force in Presbyterian mission work, has been quoted as saying that by the close of this century  there may be no such thing as a  Presbyterian   church   at all,  and it* so,  There ' were some nights���������rainy  nights they were, with a low, steady  drumming on jthp _roof���������that you _!__?___  back to the bookcase for distraction.  And you never failed after some desultory thumbing of Robinson Crusoe  and Gulliver to find your utmost satisfaction in "Treasure Island." The  breathjless adventures of Jim, the  cabin boy of the good ship Hispan-  ola, were enough to hold you the rest  of the evening, to'keep you on the  lloor stretching every moment against  the dreaded "Bed  time, sonny."  Perhaps it's the fact that there  were hundreds like you, now all  grown up into a world of prosaic  color, that is packing nightly the  Punch and Judy Theatre in New  York. For tlie Punch and Judy Theatre has recognized what New York  always seems in danger of forgetitng,  that grown folks like to rediscover  their lost youth. And they are finding it there in a dramatization of  "Treasure Island."  "R. L. S." already seems merely  a memory today, but the one human  being who inspired the story of the  pirates is still alive. It is Lloyd Osborne, the stepson of the writer, and  himself now a writer, who got Stevenson interested in pirates thirty-four  years ago in Scotland Tlie talc started with an island and a shipwrecked  -boat that Lloyd, then a boy of 12, put  on paper with his water colors. Stevenson gave the boy wonderful names  for his map. and then decided to  write tlie romance that brought him  his   first   popular   fame.  Jules Eckert Goodman dramatized  the book for Charles Hopkins, of the  Punch and Judy Theatre, and he kept  as much of it as he could possibly  put on the stage. It starts at the famous Admiral Benbow' Inn, with Bill  Bones singing the- famous ditty without which no buccaneer of the first  class  could   get along.  Fifteen men   on  the dead  man's chest  Yo-ho-ho,   and   a   bottle of   rum!  There   arc   nine   scenes   in  the   play  and the  scene  painters  were  put to  it  to   do the   best   they had   in   them   to  tjrivc realitv to the vision readers have  Don't  Experiment  Witn New  Chick Feeds  DIAMOND CHICK FEED has been  tried for years and produces fine  healthy  chicks.   Made   and  sold    by  VERNON FEED CO.  Fair.  186  and  Fair. 878  We carry a complete line of Poultry Supplies, Pigeon Feed, Canary  Seed,   Etc.  Two Branches:  South Vancouver, 49th Ave.  & Fraser  Phone  Fraser   175  Collingwood,    280    Joyce   Street  Phone:   Collingwood   153  had of the book. And they succeed  ifT outddiTSTg ~tlfeniseTvesTXIrom al 1"Te-~  ports. They show the quay at Bristol and Treasure Island at dawn, the  stockade on the island, the marooned  sailor's cave with the ten thousand  shining gold pieces. The Hispanola  adrift at night, with a fight to death  in the shouds is another stirring'  bit of stage imagery. They even have  a parrot that says "pieces of eight."  Jim is being played by Mrs. Hopkins in New York, wife : of the producer. The other members of tbe cast  are all big men who make up as pirates very convincingly. Being writ  for a boy the book "Treasure Island" has no "cuss' words in it.  Neither has the play. But the audience relishes "by th under" as much  as   a   "damn."  How the producers managed to get  so much fine pirate atmosphere into  the play is being widely wondered at.  Tt is told, however, in a recent number of St. Nicholas that the theatre  advertised in a sailor's journal for an  ex-pirate. And the answer they received was from "a licensed pirate  of the Sulu seas."���������The Kansas Citv  Star. . "'  Born to the Purple  In the privacy of his home the village buteher was telling, his wife of  the arrival of a new summer resident.  "She came in today," he said, with  enthusiasm, "and I can tell you she's  a real lady, brought up select and  exclusive. She docsn 't know one cut  o' meat from another, nor veal from  mutton."���������Christian   Register.  O. K. by Authority  At a picture-house the other day a  picture   was   shown   entitled:  "As   God   Made   Tt."  Immediately following the projection  of the title on the screen came the  flash: "Approved by the Board of  Censors."���������Pall Mall   Gazette.  v- i*.WA<W'-'H'K.V'Vl-i;w,i.'i3it*iJ-U1Jf!.-.:..:^--'_1  ir.,i^c*"-.iW.-'*:t*4v������jv(  ^it-V-:!^>M.uJ������������<^i^-}rt^t^i������ih#JT'-t'^W',������������15^  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, March 24, 1916.  HOME  TABLE  RECIPES  **=-=  It will be the aim of the Editor of this department to furnish the women readers of the  WESTERN CALL from week to week with a series of practical and economical recipes for seasonable dishes; and incidentally to suggest any new and attractive methods of serving them.  We will welcome any suggestions from readers of this page, and will gladly give them  publicity in these columns if received not later than Monday of each week.  Soup Stock, Soups, Etc.  The first and great essential to making good  soup is stock, or good, fresh meat. To make  stock, take the liquor left after boiling fresh  meat, bones large or small, the large ones being  cracked, that the marrow may be extracted,  trimmings of meat, bones, and meat left over  from a roast or broil, put any or all of these in  a large pot or soup-kettle with water enough  to cover them. Let them simmer slowly over a  steady fire, keep the kettle covered, stir frequently, pour in now and then a cup of cold  water, and skim off the scum. If it is fresh  meat or bones, commence with cold water; if  cooked, with warm water. Bones are as useful  as meat in making stock, as they furnish gelatine. A quart of water is usually enough for a  pound of meat. Six to eight hours will make  stock fit for use. Let it stand over night, then  skini off the fat, put the stock into an earthen  jar, aud it is ready for use.  Beef Soup  Boil a shin of beef, or a piece off the shoulder, slowly and thoroughly, the day before'desiring to use it; skim well the next day and thin  the jelly, if necessary, with water; add a little  brandy, a -grated carrot, two tablespoonfuls of  butter rubbed smooth in brown flour, a little  vermicelli, and spices to taste. Two or three  eggs may be boiled hard, mashed smooth, and  placed in the tureen before turning in the soup.  ���������   ���������   #  Ox-Tail Soup  Chop the ox-tail into small pieces; set on-the  fire with a tablespoonful of butter, and stir until  brown, and then pour off the fat; add broth to  taste, and boil gently until the pieces of tail  are well cooked. Season with pepper, salt, and  three or four tomatoes; boil fifteen minutes and  then serve. This soup can be made with water, instead of the stock broth, in which case  season with carrot, onion, turnip and parsley.  Mutton Broth  After the steaks have been cut from the leg,  the lowgr part is just adapted for a soup. The  neckpiece is also very nice. Boil the meat very  gently in cold water, adding a turnip, a carrot,  and a spoonful of. rice. All the fat should be removed. Toward the last, add a little minced  parsley.   Dumplings are an excellent. addition.  ���������   *   *  Vegetable Soup  Take two pounds of shin of beef and two lbs.  of knuckle of veal; remove all the fat and break  the bones and take out the marrow; put into a  pot with five pints of water; add a teaspoonful,  of salt, and then cover and let it come to a boil  quickly; remove the scum that rises, and set  where it will simmer for five hours; one hour  before serving, add two young carrots, scraped  and cut in slices, half a head of celery, and a  small onion cut into squares; in half an hour add  one turnip sliced, and in fifteen minutes one cauliflower broken in small pieces.  Tomato Soup  Take a knuckle of veal, a bony piece of beef,  a neck of mutton, or almost any piece of meat  you may happen to have, cover it closely, and  boil very gently, to extract the juices of, the  meat. When nearly done, add a quantity of  peeled tomatoes, and stew until the tomatoes are  done; add salt and pepper to your taste. This  is a very cheap, healthful, and easily made soup.  V .'*���������#.*.  Corn Soup  Cut the corn from the cob, and to a pint of  corn allow one quart of hot water; boil an. hour  and press through a colander; put into a saucepan an ounce of butter and a tablespoonful of  flour; being careful to stir.well to prevent it being lumpy; then add the corn pulp, a little cayenne pepper, salt, a pint of boiling milk, and  half a pint of cream.   '  PRACTICAL BEAUTY SECRETS  THIS aeries of. short practical talks on the scientific care of the complexion, hair and eyes was begun  in the WESTERN CALL on February 25th, and will ,be continued from week to week in these  columns. x   ..  Readers having any suggestions to offer, or inquiries   co   make   are   invited.to  send  them  in not  later  , than Monday of each week to insure attention.���������The  Editor.  A health Dietary  Hard baked toast, corn flakes, corn bread,  buckwheat cakes, etc, as well as a number of  patent breakfast foods, are good, nourishing  breakfast dishes. Dairy cream and milk, pure  creamery butter, fresh eggs, green peas, baked  beans, cream cheese, and many other foods of the  same style are far more nourishing, pound for  pound, than any meat. Lettuce and celery contain a great deal of natural nerve tonic. Green  peas, beans and corn contain real natural laxatives. Rhubarb, cucumbers, cauliflower, strawberries, oranges and grapefruit are all rich in  iron. So, taking it all in all, it will be easily  seen that one may select a dietary to suit all  sorts and conditions of men, and it is well to remember that more care in selecting good foods  will do away with so much care in selecting  medicines for the human race.  Foy^hoseXvfio to build up  the bust and develop the figure the following .assortment may prove what is required. Such  people may choose good beef, mutton and fowl  among meats; salads in which olive oil is a prominent ingredient, such as nut and celery salad,  nut and egg salad, etc.; chocolate or cocoa taken  with the meals; hot milk taken at bedtime; olive  or peanut oil taken after means and on retiring  at night.  The Fletcher Habit  Tn all cases of dieting what is known as Flet-  cherism is highly recommended in conjunction  with all beauty treatments. This simply means  to chew all food, whatever it may be, until the  last particle of. taste is gotten out of it. It is  not an easy habit to acquire, but once acquired  you will notice a great deal of improvement in  your ability to get nourishment from your food,  and in the quest for a full bust and a good figure this is just whatj is wanted. For the development of the bust a liberal milk diet has rarely been known to fail. The habit of eating candy  at any and all times,��������� which in former years has  often been recommended as a flesh producer,  more often tends to destroy the appetite for the  stronger foods that really nourish. The excessive use of sweets, often causes a puffiness  about the eyes.  #    ���������   .���������...  Poorly Distributed Circulation  This is almost always the outcome of an inactive life. If the circulation in the ears, nose,  hands or feet is poorly distributed, hot and cold  water compresses applied alternately for fifteen  minutes, followed with a cold rinse and a brisk  rub with, a Turkish towel, will do much to even  up the circulation in the parts affected. Generous exercise in the open air and reasonably warm  clothing will also help to relieve this ailment.  Sometimes this malady takes the form of too  profuse perspiration in some parts of the body,  such as the feet or armpits. In cases of this  kind a little ammonia or spirits of camphor may  be used in the bath, or applied locally to the  affected parts. The following solution may also  be applied to the body after bathing. Use absorbent  cotton.   Half  an  ounce  of tincture of  benzoin, ten grains of tannic acid, two ounces of  elderflower water, six ounces of rosewater. Profuse perspiration at night is usually caused by a  feverish condition of the system, and in all these  cases the unnatural causes should be removed before resorting to chemical means of checking  perspiration.  For perspiring feet there is a well known and  often tried remedy. Bathe daily in hot salt  water. After drying the feet the following solu*  tion should be applied with soft gauze: one grain  of permanganate of potash, one ounce of distilled water. Allow the solution to dry on the feet,  then dust with talcum. The solution shduld be  applied for about fifteen minutes just before  retiring.  *   #   ���������  Muscular Exercise for the Eyes  " The eyesshould never be overstrained if tbey"  arc to remain in fine condition. A great proportion of nervous headaches is due to this abuse of  th������- i-vps and the consequent weakening of the  optic nerves. It is extremely unwisa t.< lace a  strong light when working or reading as this  will almost surely develop the habit of squinting, it is a good plan to close tho eye* occasionally during the day, allowing them to fall gently  and gradually shut, and opening them after a  few moments' rest. The muscles of the eyes can  be strengthened by the following exercise: Hold  the hand erect and look straight forward; without  moving the head, raise the eyes as far upward  as possible, then lower them as far as possible,  repeat for a few minutes. The habit of reading  in bed or on a moving train or car is detrimental  to good eyesight.  These simple rules, if carefully observed, will  serve to guard against all ordinary ailments of  the eyes. If the eyes are weak or inflamed, a  light solution of common salt or a weak solution  of boracic acid, injected with an eye cup, should  bring sure and speedy relief, and should make  the eyes bright and clear. It might be wise to  consult a druggist about the required strength  of the solution of the acid, although it is constantly used in cleansing the eyes of young babies and cannot, therefore, be injurious. Dark  circles under the eyes are caused by loss of sleep  and by severe strain on the eyes, but more often  by watery blood. A good tonic should be taken  for the blood, as-well as cold water eye-baths  for the eyes. Gentle massage of the flesh below the eyes before retiring will also be of great  assistance.  X '*'.*' .*  Eyebrows and Eyelashes  A valuable accessory to the beauty of the  eyes is a fine pair of eyebrows and long, silky  eyelashes. If the eyebrows and eyelashes are too  light and too thin, it is well to massage the  eyebrows nightly for a while with ordinary  yellow vaseline. Vaseline may also be applied  to the eyelashes, but great care should be taken  that none gets into the eye itself, for it will  cause great distress. This treatment will induce  the brows and lashes to become more luxuriant,  and if persisted in for a time will make them  somewhat darker.  PATRIOTIC FUND  PRAISES VANCOUVER  The following extract is from  the Canadian Patriotic Fund Bulletin for February: "Either the  stories that we have heard of hard  times on the Pacific coast are not  true, or else the citizens of. Vancouver have an exceedingly lively sense of their duty and responsibility in the war. The first supposition is not supported by official facts, and the three hundred thousand dollars that Vancouver has just raised must,  therefore, be regarded as the  practical manifestation of a  splendid spirit of patriotism and  loyalty. The actual result of  the Patriotic Fund campaign in  Vancouver up to February 21 was  $235,000. During the campaign  itself the weather seemed to have  formed an unholy alliance with  the Kaiser et al, and the canvassers were materially handicapped  by the fall of some three feet of  snow. Had it been rain the Van-  couverites would have felt very  much more at home, and the results of their efforts would probably have been even more satisfactory. The snow,' however,  caused all the local lumber mills  to close down, and several other  establishments were similarly affected.  Will Exceed $300,000  In the outlying municipalities  operations Were also delayed, so  that when the returns are re-  ceived from North Vancouver,  South Vancouver, West Vancouver, Point Grey and Richmond,  it will probably be found that  the $300,000 has been exceeded.  The splendid result is due very  largely to the magnificent self-  denial practiced by the wage earners and salaried classes. In one  establishment, for instance, where  the hands are engaged on  work, and rather irregular time  is worked, they subscribed three,  four and in some cases five per  cent, of their monthly earnings.  public  Bodies Assisting  The employees of the provincial  government in the city are giving three per cent, of their salaries, the post office, employees  and the city police are doing as  well, while Canadian Pacilc  Railway Company employees are  giving one day's pay per month.  These instances are typical of the  spirit that prevailed elsewhere.  Considering then, the large decrease in population that Vancouver has recently suffered, the  sustained period of financial  stringencyand industrial depression through which the city is  palsmgTrand^tM'v^ay6roble"1������ad^  exceptional climatic conditions  by which the canvassers were  handicapped, Vancouver is entitled to hearty congratulations and  to rank among the foremost cities in Canada in the support that  it is giving to the families of the  soldiers.  SOLDIERS GIVEN LEAVE  TO ASSIST FARMERS  Orders have recently been issued from Winnipeg military  headquarters, and also in Eastern Canada, granting one month's  leave to all men who' desire to  assist the farmers in seeding and  ploughing.  The men will be provided with  return transportation to any locality not exceeding a distance  of 300 miles from the station or  camp where .they are /under  training. Pay and allowances  withheld during the period of  furlough will be paid on return.  Each man must produce proof  that he .was bona fide engaged in  farm work, and any man who  misconducts himself during furlough will be liable to forfeit his  pay and allowances for such period as may be determined.  These special orders have been  issued as a. result of representation by those interested in agriculture, who pointed out that  seeding would be seriously handicapped unless some such provisions were made.  Now is the Time  To Buy Your  Printing Supplies  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  Strong impressive  printing is more valuable to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to detect the slightest indication of unfavorable  conditions, and for  this very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  Your Printing should  bring this to your customers' attention not  only in connection  ice sta-  your  tionery, but with all  printed matter and  advertising.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Carswells, Printers, Ltd*  PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY  ���������/..! s  Friday, March 24, 1916.  THE WESTERN CALL  (Continued from last week)  (.; January 2.���������Motored out near  [apunda to see the orange grov-  Fes, and found the fruit compared  [quite favorably with our oranges  [at home.   Irrigation   is   practis-  fed here, and also in the grape-  I growing belt, which lies further  (north.  South Australia produces  some of the finest wines and brandies in the world, and a big export trade is done in them. Australian   claret,   burgundy,   port,  and sparkling wines, as well as  the famous old Chateau Tanunda  brandy, have few superiors, even  in France.   In fact, a great deal  of this   wine is  sent out   under  French labels.  Adelaide has a population of  some 110,000, but since Sydney  and Melbourne have made such  a strong bid for the commercial  supremacy of the Commonwealth,  its trade as a seaport has greatly declined. It is a quaint, old-  fashioned city, containing a  church for every 900 of the population. St. Peter's Roman Catholic church contains some excellent examples of painting and  sculpture,. some of which have  been brought here from Italy.  Noi*th of Adelaide lies some  very fertile country. To the far  north lies the great Australian  desert, to explore which many  men have risked and some have  given their lives. Thei'e is a  very . fine painting in the art  museum at Sydney which I recall  most vividly. It is called "The  Last Hope," and represents the  death scene of two well known  Scotch explorers who perished  from thirst in this'desert mahy  years ago. It is just at sunset,  and they are scanning the horizon in the hope that some rescuing party may appear. But  it was a vain hope, for some  months later their bodies were;  found, the bones bleaching on the  sand. .'--,-  A railway line extends northeast from Adelaide as far as  Broken Hill, New South Wales,  the famous silver mines. Yesterday,' as an excursion party was  on its way from Broken Hill to  the annual labor picnic, travelling on flat cars, two Arabs  jumped out from behind a pile  of rocks and opened fire on the  train, killing six people and  wounding several others before  they were finally 'overpowered  and killed themselves. They are  thought to have been Mohammedan fanatics. Many of these  Arabs are employed as camel  drivers on the desert.-  January 3���������In spite of the  drought and heat we are sorry  to leave Adelaide ahd its pleasant, hospitable people, and it  is with degret that we take our  last view of the city and of the  ocean beyond from the heights  of Mount Lofty this afternoon.  We will reach Ballarat tomorrow  about breakfast time. ��������� We would  like to have continued west to  Perth, but the new transcontinental railway is not yet completed. When it is, it will open  up some exceedingly- valuable  ranching land and fruit farming  country which will be an added  resource to the state of Wos*.  Australia.  January 4���������Arrived at. Ballarat, the historic city of the '48  gold rush; about 8 this morning". The old city has seen some  stirring times in its day, but is  now a quiet, staid, respectable  and exceedingly attractive residential city of some 60,000 inhabitants, most of them descendants of early settlers who came  to get rich but liked the place so  ���������well that they stayed. Ballarat  was the scene of the world famous "Eureka Stockade" of the  early sixties, when the. gold miners and the tyrannical" officers of  the government fought to the  death for mastery. There are  many tales told of these early-  days���������tales of murder and sudden fortunes' and debauchery���������  which are, I presume, common to  most s,uch mining towns. People  came out freely from America  and England and tramped the  sixty miles from Melbourne to  get their claims staked before the  government should regulate the  mining business.   Today, only a  HANBURVS  For  WOOP & COAL  Phone: Bayview 1076X077.  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 336.  WALLACE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  ���������    *  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, B. 0.  "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."  few Chinamen are washing for  pay dirt,,, averaging about four  shillings a day. The excitement  passed away years ago. X  Ballarat is better known today  as. the city of statues. Sturt  street is lined on either side with  statues of Burns, Scott, Tasman,  Queen Victoria and other men  and, women of international renown. In the Botanical Gardens  there are many excellent' pieces  of marble statuary. There is also  a "house of statuary" containing  among other works of art, the  original "Flight from Pompeii,"  which cost the city over twenty  thousand dollars, and is carved  from the whitest Carrara marble.  By four o'clock we had taken  in the main sights of the city,  so we joined a motor party for  Melbourne and enjoyed a most  delightful ride of two hours and  a half through the "garden of  Australia." The chief product  of. the land in this district is the  Irish potato. Over sixty of the  best farms around Ballarat are  given over mostly to potato culture, the soil being peculiarly  adapted to their growth. Farm  lands which in the mining days  were overlooked- and would not-  bring five dollars an acre, are  now hard to get at one hundred  dollars an acre. The climate bf  this part of Australia is more  equable arid the rainfall more regular and assured than in any  other part of the commonwealth  outside of Queensland.  January 5.���������Spent last night  and today in Melbourne; visited some of the federal buildings  and found the national museum  a most attractive one, containing many stuffed specimens the  the prehistoric birds and animals  of the island continent./The federal parliament buildings are  mediocre. Melbourne is only the  provisional seat of government;  the new eapital will be at Canberra, New South Wales, on  neutral soil. There is a great  deal of petty jealousy between  the different Australian states,  and on leaving Sydney we had  to secure medical certificates in  order to enter the state of Victoria. Smallpox had been at one  time prevalent in Sydney, and  Victoria determined not to allow it to cross her borders. But  these regulations of today are a  farce, and only a relic of a past  necessity.  We are sorry to miss a visit  to Tasmania, which is a land of  marked interest and great rural  beauty. The steamer makes the  trip from Melbourne to Launceston��������� in _ about- 19_-hours, _but  the passage across the Bass Strait  is a most unpleasant one, and  we really would require a week to  see Tasmania thoroughly. The  climate is much like Avestern  Canada, and apples and dairy  products are exported in abundance. They are picking apples  there now.  The Sydney express leaves at  5 o'clock this afternon. I have  never encountered so much dust  on any r*ailway journey as I haye  in these 2000 miles through tlie  interior of Australia. It penetrates even thi'ough the sealed  windows of the coach. It covers  J everything with a pale coat of  grey and makes the end of ii  railway journey the most agreeable part of it.  January 7.���������Yesterday we took  tlie yacht trip around Sydney  harb.or. This is an all day trip  and gives one an excellent opportunity to observe' the* suburban  districts of Mosman, Neutral  Bay, Watson's Bay, Wooloomoo-  loo, Parramatta and Manly, and  to study the shipping of the  city. There are three German  merchantmen interned in the harbor. We visited the piers of the  Peninsular and Oriental, and Japanese Steamship Companies, and  made some photographs of the  new Australian warship being  constructed at Cockatoo^ Island.  The shores of. the little coves  and inlets are beautifully wooded, and at times you would ima  gine you were cruising among  the Thousand Isljands of the  river St. Lawrence.  At the zoo .today we made a  study of Australia's animal life.  This is distinctively the land of  the kangaroo, the Wallaby, the  emu, the parrot, the cockatoo  and the parroquet. To see any  of these in the wild, however,  you would have to get up into  the newer country in Queensland or Western New South  Wales. '"'----  We are taking the Brisbane  express tonight, and will arrive  at the capital of Queensland tomorrow night at eight.  January 9.���������In Brisbane. , We  will not spend longer than one  day here. It is not a city of  great importance or any considerable attraction. It has a population of about 90,000, and lies on  either bank of the Brisbane river, about eight miles from the  sea. It is a most unsanitary  city, and is years behind the times  in its sewererage equipment. The  territory around Brisbane,. however, produces sonic very excellent pineapples . and bananas.  Queensland is the empire state of,  Australia. Its tropical fruits,  sugarcane, tobacco, precious  woods and jewel mines are a  source of constantly increasing  revenue. In the production of  black opals Australia leads the  world. At Thursday Island, just  off the north coast of Queensland, there are very fine pearl  fisheries. The coast of Queensland  is protected from the sea by a  long and almost unbroken line  of coral reefs.  The country between Wallan-  gara, on the New South Wales  boundary���������where; we had to  change trains as usual���������:and Too-  woomba, is known as the Darling Downs. This is an ideal)  sheep ranching country and is  one of the prettiest parts of  Queensland^ the climate being  much cooler and healthier than  talong the sea coast. Queensland  has three distinct zones of climate and of agriculture���������the tropical at the coast, the sub-tropical in the uplands and the  temperate in the mountainous  district to the west. ���������  On our way back to Sydney  we .will halt one hour at Newcastle, the centre of Australia's  coal mining district and a bustling eity-of much more importance than Brisbane.  January 12.���������-Yesterday we visited the Jenolan Caves in the  Blue Mountains, a few hours'  run by train from Sydney. These  eaves - have- -the - same -natural  formations o'f rock crystal and  stalactite that are found in the  Mammoth Cave of Kentucky.  Sydney has many such natural  wonders within easy reach, but  it would take -weeks to visit them  all���������and tomorrow is sailing day.  We have enjoyed the music in.  the churches of Australia very  much. All denominations are  well represented in this country. The Roman Catholics have  acquired some very valuable pro-  perties for their buildings; - on  the North Head, as you enter the  harbor oil Sydney, there stands  the Cardinal's Palace, a beautiful  limestone structure which commands a view, of the entire city  and environs.  Tonight we attended the annual ���������carnival of .sports at Manly  Beach. It is on occasions such  as this that the true spirit of  hospitality characteristic of every  Australian is most truly manifest.  Confetti and serpentines were  everywhere, and after a delightful evening of band music and  sports, the promenades were giv  en over to the old-time dances  and especial]}-* the figure dances  of the early days' of the nineteenth century. Everyone entered heartily into the spirit of the  occasion, and there was an entire absence of class distinction  that would have surprised even  the most rabid democrat.  As we look back upon our delightful  stay  in Australia there  are a few impressions that seem  to stand out conspicuously. Perhaps the most vivid one is the  business courtesy and diplomacy  so common among all classes of  Australian business men���������a custom that. is delightfully refreshing to a visitor from the north.  If you make an appointment for  ten o'clock with a Sydney business man, you can bank on his  being on hand at the exact minute, and he certainly will expect you to be there, too. Here  a man's word is equal to his  bond; and, \vithout necessarily  betraying his business secrets,  he will treat you with a frankness and open-heartedness that  makes you unconsciously strive  to give him an extra fair deal.  He is anxious to do business  with you, but still more anxious  to keep your good-will and your  custom for the future. He will  not allow the shilling of today  to blind him to the possible  pound of tomorrow or the day  after.  The custom of furnishing the  clocks on the post offices and  city halls with Westminster  chimes is also a very commendable one that is followed throughout both Australia and New  Zealand. The chimes on the  general post office at Sydney  can be heard clearly above the  noise of traffic in any part of  the eity^  Sydney's shopping district is  worthy of much attention. Woollen goods and leather goods  may be bought more cheaply than  in Canada. Good wines are very  cheap. Meats, especially mutton,  are very ..inuch more reasonable  in price than in Canada. All  fruit is sold by the poundi and  is usually dearer than in any  northern city. House rents, except in the outer suburbs, are  fairly high, but there is no overcrowding and very little poverty.���������E.W.S.  (To  be  continued)  One Way  '' Irene has lost her ideal.''  "How's that?"  "She married him."  It Does���������Generally  "Advertising gets wife," reads  a headline. With a few exceptions, such~ as this, advertising  pays.  A Blessing in Disguise  "You are very naughty today, Johnnie!'' exclaimed his  mother.  "Well, you got somethin' to be  thankful���������for, "���������replied^ the- boy;  "I should like to know \yhy?"  'That I ain't twins."  The Hoot of the Trouble  He was a plain and practical  physician. He knew his business. .  But. she ., called on him���������once  and only once.  She told him she had a terrible tired feeling.  He asked her to show him her  tongue.  Highly indignant, she walked  out.  A Fair Offer  Radium is now worth $9,000,-  000 a pound, it is announced,. We  hereby offer all we ever hope to  own for two eggs.  P. S.���������One must be fresh.  A Horrible Thought  Tommy had always had to wear  his father's old clothes, yet no  one knew just how badly he felt  till the day he was found alone  in the summer-house.  Between broken sobs it all came  out. /  "Pa's gone and shaved off his  beard and moustache, and now  I know I'll have to wear his old  red whiskers!"  /Hoodooed  Appealing to a lady for aid,  an old darky told her that  through the Dayton flood he had  lost everything he had in the  world, including his wife and six  children.  "Why," said the lady, "I  have seen you before and I have  helped you. Were you not the  coloured man who told me you  had lost your wife and six children by the sinking of the Titanic?"  "Yeth, ma'am, dat wuz me.  Mos ��������� unfort 'nit man dat eber  wuz. Kain't keep a fam'ly nohow." ��������� San Francisco Argonaut.  Ottawa, Canada  PRINGLE   &   GUTHRIE  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. G. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors. Departmental  Agents, Board of Railway Commissioners  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.  Citizen Building, Ottawa.  SYNOPSIS   OT   COAL   BONING  REGULATIONS  Coal mining rights of the Domin-  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 of  twenty-one years- renewal for a further term of 21 years at an annual  rental of $1 an acre. Not more than  2,560 acres will be leased' to one  applicant.  Application for a lease must be  made by the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the dis*  trict in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the land must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions. of sections, and in un-  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant  himself.  Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded .if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A.  royalty shall be paid on the merchantable-output-=of the-mine at the-  rate of five cents per ton. \-'   .���������  The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for the full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such re-"  turns should bo furnished at least  once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June,   1914.  For full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of the, Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of  Dominion  Lands.  W.  W. CORY,  Deputy Minister  of  the Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized    publication    of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  ���������83575.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN GALL THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, March 24, 1916.  The pupils of   the   Britannia  High School gave an interesting  program last Friday evening in  aid of Ward Four branch of the  Red Cross Society. The Glee Club  rendered two choruses, and the  school orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Ferguson, gave selections. Master Hugh Barbour contributed violin solos, and a playlet, "The Bluffers," was well put  on by Misses Rhoda Clegg, Mary  Munro, Orville Johnston, Aubrey  Roberts, Mildred Letcher, Rosalie  Witherspoon, Mary Ford, Messrs.  William Miller, Archie Dunning,  Harold Haggard, Adolph Ven-  dickson, Alex. Sherreff and Fred  KyneU. The accompanist was  Miss Eva Alexander.  Out of Sight  "Say," said the landlord to the  tenant who was two months shy  with his rent,."when am I going  to see the color of your money?"  "Can't say." replied the party  of the second part. 'The color jusT  now is an invisible green."���������In  dianapolis Star.  Iowa is the first state to officially establish a library of motion picture films of current  events for the use of future historians!  PRIDE  Here I sit and knit and knit,  Watching   golden sunbeams  flit  Here and there about the room,  Just like shuttles in the loom;  Knit and knit the live-long day  Since my laddie went away.  Though   I   might have answered  ' No!  When he said he had to go,  I just kissed his anxious face,  Held him in a tight embrace,  Whispered of my love, my pride,  But the heart within me died.  When the  twilight spills again  Through    the   latticed   window  pane,  I creep slowly to the gate  Listen there, and wait and wait!  Wait to hear the footstep  fall  Of my boy, my all, my all.  Keen of. eye aud lithe of limb  My- his mother's proud of him.  So I sit and knit and knit  Watching how the sunbeams flit  All about the empty room,  Just like shuttles in the loom.  ���������J.  Sidney Roe, in Saturday  Night.   .  True Economy  "But your fiance has such a  small salary; how are you going  to live?"  " Oh, we're going to economize.  We're going to do without such  a lot of things that Jack needs."  A Whole Loaf  of Health and  Strength for  YOU.  Sc  Ounce  I-cmf  SHELLY'S WRAPPED BUTTER-NUTBREAD  combines the food values which make strength  and health. Made pure and clean, baked pure  and clean.  3TJTTUE-NUT BRB-Ajpr  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 Bras. Bake Ovens  ���������Bakers of the popular 4X Bread.     Fair. 44.  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  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Lasky presents Cleo. Ridgely and Wallace Reid in "The  Golden Chance," which will be shown at the Dominion Theatre during the latter part of the week of April 3rd.  "KLEPTOMANIA"  A Farcical Comedy in Three Acts  by Mark Melford  The above is to be given by the  Mt. Pleasant Dramatic Society  under the auspices of the Ladies'  Auxiliary of the Soldier's Club,  at the Soldier's Club, 233 Abbott street, on Friday, April 7th  at 8.00 p.m. The summary oI  comedy is this: Lady Josephine  Blair is a kleptomaniac. Her husband, General Blair, and their  daughter, Violet, conspire to  keep her ignorant of her disr  tressing malady, and set the proceeds of her various shopping expeditions down to her private income. Lady Blair arranges a mar^  riage between Violet and Professor Andrew Smalley, in spite of  the fact that Violet and Dr. Wat  ley have been ��������� sweethearts for  some time. Lady Blair purloins?  a ring from Smalley's rooms, and  she discovers that she is a bilep-  tomaniac. Dr. Watley suggests  advertising for a chaperOne (who  would also be a kleptomaniac)  for Lady Blair, in the hope that  she would thus be cured. The  complications that ensue, Smalley 's various troubles connected  with the same, all combine to*  produce. exceedingly comical situations. Indeed there is no character that does not contribute to  the strong humor of the play. Mr.  and Mrs. Gathecmoss, the latter  also a kleptomaniac. Phoebe, the  bed. maker's daughter, Maxton  the, butleivand,Rosma,-the -lnaidy  haye all strong parts. Following is. the caste: Major-General  Blair, unattached, Mr. A. de  Twornicki; Prof. Andrew Smalley, LL.D., Trinity College, Cambridge, Mr. S. A. Shrimpton; Inspector Turbott, Mr. W. M.  Hughes; Dr. Edward Watly, surgeon in the army, Mr. G. C.  Ashly; Mayton, the General's  butler, Mr. Roy Hunter; Mr. Ga-  thermoss, a Pork butcher, Mr. W  Wallace; Lady Josephine,-.wife of  Major-General Blair, Miss Chris-  sie D'owal; Violet, her only dau  ghter, Miss Nada Johnstone; Ro  sina, the Lady's Maid, Miss Mary  Crotts; Phoebe, the Bedmaker's  Daughter, Miss R. Gill; Mrs. Ga-  thermoss, wanted by the police,  Miss J. Murray.  the president of the association,  pointed to the disadvantages under which local firms were placed  in tendering on war contracts owing to quotations being required  f.o.b. Ottawa, thus necessitating  the payment of freight charges.  Another handicap is that all  goods must be inspected before  payment is made and that owing  to manufacturers having to ship  to Ottawa for such inspection and  through no local inspection, considerable loss is incurred without any remedy. Sealed samples  can only be seen at Ottawa and  occasionally at Esquimalt not allowing the manufacturers sufficient time' to tender. It was also  pointed out that considerable  over-lapping has occurred in connection with orders in local military quarters and that all orders  for military supplies and equipment for British Columbia troops  are handled from Ottawa. All  these objections to present methods were referred to in the resolution, which urged that a fully  equipped permanent branch of the  ordnance department for B. C.  having its own inspectors with  power to call for tenders and the  letting of contracts locally be established here. The resolution as  drafted was moved by Mr. Jas.  Ramsay and seconded by Mr.  Grant.  THEOSOPHICAL LEADER  GIVES SERIES OF LECTURES  Your Goods Will Be Safe From Fire  Stored With CAMPBELL  The new, modem "Security Fireproof Warehouse" is built ofA  inforced concrete, and   is   divided   into   sections   by   heavy   fire   walll  If   by remotest   possibility goods,. should   catch fire,   THE   FIEE 3  POSITIVELY   PREVENTED   FEOM   SPEEADING.    The   building  equipped with the latest efficient automatic sprinkler system.   So ir  mune is this building from fire that fire insurance may be ���������written c  goods at the remarkably low rate of 33 cents per $100 per year.   FtA  storage   estimates   gladly given. ��������� .X  WANT ORDNANCE  BRANCH FOR VANCOUVER  At the regular meeting of the  Manufacturers' Association on  Tuesday night it was decided to  memorialize the department of  militia at Ottawa re the establishment in Vancouver of a complete ordnance department for  the province of British Columbia  The Board of Trade, both here  and in New Westminster, have already passed similar resolutions.  In taking up the question of  the establishment of an ordnance  branch   here,  Mr.   Cunningham,  QvMPB.O.LSrORACE(bMRANV  QUirlST AND LARGEST IN WESTERN  CANADA  "Phone Seymour 7360 Office, 857 BeattyStreet I  J. Dixon .1  House Phone: Bay. 886  G. Murray  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Office Phone:  Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Hanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhanging and Kalsomining  Shop! 1065 Dunsmuir St.  Vancouver. B.C.  What do you ask  of your Boots?  If COMFORT, you will find a Leckie shape  to fit your feet. If STYLE, expert workmen  give a finish to Leckie Boots that makes them  distinctive. If WEAR, then you will have the  wear of the most solid, substantial leather that  money can purchase in the best leather markets  of the world. AND, they are made right here  in B. C. Your dealer has Leckie's���������look for  name stamped on bottom.  __, Arguing-the-reasonableness of  a succession of lives for the human being, and asserting that life  is a baffling puzzle that only reincarnation will explain, Mr. L.  W. Rogers, national lecturer for  the Theosophical Society, began  his lecture in the Labor Temple  on Sunday night. Reincarnation,  he said, was a philosophy which  rightly presented touches and explains every phase of relationship between nian and man.  Looking at life from any other  standpoint, he claimed that there  was a marvellous absence of any  relationship between cause and  effect.  The popular belief regarding  man's creation, he continued,  was that God created a soul for  it when it was born, and this, he  argued, must destroy man's belief in the goodness and justice  of God. It was utterly impossible from the orthodox standpoint to reconcile the idea that  God was good and just with the  wretched inequalities which exist on every hand. He referred  to a noted criminal who, in his  childhood, had murdered; his  playmates, and asked why, if  God creates the soul at birth,  He does not create all souls wise  and kind. In the same city where  we find the criminal and the idiot, said the lecturer, we also find  the genius and the philanthropist,  and asked if. God really creates  the idiot and the genius as we  see them at birtfy why does He  not give the idiot some of the  intellect which the genius can so  easily spare ? The popular conception of the creation of the  soul was an indictment of God.  If He created the soul at birth,  He surely would not create the  congential criminal or idiot. The  believer in reincarnation says  that man is a soul, not that the  body has a soul, and that that  soul has to go through successive lives in different bodies in  order to gain the experienceJiec-  essary for'perfect development  to which all would eventually attain.  The subjects of Mr. Rogers',  other lectures included" Ghosts  of Shakespeare,'. "Theosophy and  the Bible," and "The Lords of  the Law."  TERCENTENARY COMMITTEE  TO SEND MESSAGE  style"1 calendar in vogue in  Shakespeare's day is really the  proper anniversary, will be devoted to lectures and special gatherings throughout the British  Isles, in which all the learned societies will participate. On Friday, May 5, there will be a special performance at the Memorial theatre at Stratford-on-Avon.  A feature of the whole celebration will be the production of a  "Book of Homage to Shakespeare," to -which will contribute  all the^ lfeading^wiltg^^g^^dr^  matists in Britain. X  The committee of the Shakespeare Tercentenary Celebration  lms arranged for'" a o message in  commemoration of the anniversary of the dramatist's birth and  death to be sent to the Shakespeare Tercentenary committee of  Great Britain. It is felt that in  such a patriotic deed as the observance of. the Shakespeare anniversary, Vancouver ought to  associate itself J, with those Avho  are aranging a more elaborate  honor to Shakespeare's memory  in the motherland.        .  In England it is proposed to  hold a commemorative service in Westminster Abbey. The  following day a Mansion house  meeting will be held, at which it  is hoped Mr. Asquith will speak ;  Tuesday, May 2, the actors committee, over which Sir George  Alexander presides, will give  special performances of Shakespeare's plays, Wednesday,'.-, May  3,  which,  according to  the  old  Extravagance  Visitor���������Well,   Eobert, how   do   you  like your   new   little sister?  Eobert    (the    eldest    of    six)���������Oh,  she's all right, I guess; but there are  lots    6'   things  we    needed   worse.  *'������.���������������   ������.-.���������'  There is None 0  The popular resentment against the  orders in council grew out of a feeling that the British government was  not playing the game fairly.���������N*ew  York   World.  Quite    true,    remarks   Life,   except  that   there   is   no   popular   resentment  against   the British orders in   council.  What there is is all professional and  expert.  ���������    ������    ���������    ���������  Her Prayer  A visitor to a Glasgow working  woman whose son was at the front  was treated to a fluent harangue on  the misdeeds of that "auld blackguard, '' the Kaiser. She ventured to  suggest that we should love our enemies and pray  for  them.   .y  "Oh, but I pray for him., too."  "What   do you  say?'  "I   say,   'Oil,   Lord,   deal   wi'   yon  auld blackguard, saft'en  his heart, and  damp   his   powther.' "���������Argonaut.  .*    *    *    *  No Police Interference  Mike was home, wounded, from the  front, and he was stopped by a friend  one day as he was hobbling down the  street   on  his newly-acquired   crutches.;  "And how did you get on in the  big battle," asked the friend, gazing with compassion on the gallant  soldier's useless limb.  "Shure, Oi had the toime of me  loife," replied Mike, decidedly.  "But you got very badly knocked  about," retorted the .other.  "Yes, I know that," cried Mike,  enthusiastically, "but, begorra, it was  the first fight I was ever in that the  police didn't   stop."


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