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Iii tile Baatera cities there' are  iolent crimes than hare, bnt the press of  seema to think it their special duty to  the crime* of Vaacouver and to enlarge  -..It would be weU for them io keep an  things' occurring nearer home.  ������HKF MSJ>~WOQt WDU8TBY OF  OAlfaDA.  ep raising should comprehend'one of the  iportant phases of Live Stock in Canada.  -_atry of relative area possesses so many,  iSMnnil advantages' for this pursuit. Yet tiie  Sheep Industry has never occupied a prominent  position in Canadian agriculture and what is  worse, a serious retrogression has been oecurring  in recent years."    .-:"'���������". yyy y': y-yy  In the illustrated article in this week's Journal  of Commerce, Montreal, Mr. T.4Reg^ Arkeil, of  the Live Stock Branch, Department of Agricul-  tB*������, Ottawa, compares the industry here witk  tint in other countries and, in maki__g these com-  iaons, conclud"-! that the industry should be  -of the greatest assets in Canadian agricul-  iife. He discusses the reasons for,the retro-  fM������ion that has been taking place during the  0i*t^fteen years and outlines the campaign that  carried on to revive the industry in Can-  S&moJ^e l&li  mately, thirty-six thousand square miles^&; e<*  ��������� Wnt. On these reserved, especially in we lfc_*y,  Mountains, are considerable areas of grass-land, H  which by the new Forest Reserve RegulatNMs will '  ^be made available to western cattle-ov?ner%. iin-  'der suitable restrictions. As yet, few. or no cattle have been pastured on these Reserves, but the  possibilities of thia new range will be understood  from the fact that more than 20,000,000 head of  eattle grazed.on the National Forests of the  i United States during the last fiscal year: If  only one million cattle ������were grazed on Dominion  Reserves at the miniiAum charge of twenty-five  cents per head, the Dominion Forestry Branch  would derive an annual revenue of at leaat j|td0>*-  000 from this source alone, while the stwtlhs  these Regulations will undoubtedly give ta etOek-  raising should eventually result in cheaper:f*at  to'the Canadian consunVers.  ���������Aiy.  .rnxyM'  yrxxkm  In Sweden, the problem of brush dis1  logging, operations in order to prevent,  does not exist, for in that country. -Tte*tOp*  branches are all used for fuel, and even the  needles are collected and distilled, thej*j|  extracts being used in the maunfactuw of ciJhT-  mels for colds, and soap fpr medieai^inpit^MtB.  The loss occasioned by forest 'fajjOk on DJMain-  ion Forest Reserves and CrownJl^betianda in  the West during the past year- |i*s? probably the  smallest on record. This was lipgely due to the  : ��������� " n li   ������������������ ��������� i ��������� ���������������������������i un  co^perawDtt of the settlers, Ipdiana and huntera  in the wort *& fire-protection, which the Dominion  Forest Rangers ffsored by precept and example.  Fire-warnings Were not eonfined to posters, but  Were to be fonUd on imilwar time-tables aad attached to tiie-ahooting licenM* of game hunters  in'Manitoba.  Wooden thoes have been in use in England for  hundreds of years and large plantations of willow  have been made to supply wood for this purpose  alone; but that the use of wooden ahoea should  have extended to this country ia not generally  known.   The United States Department of Agri-  - culture) in a bulletin on the uses of beech, states  that this-wend is the  favorite  material  in the  r manufacture- of wooden shoes which are largely  wornb* those having to work in. cold or y?et  ' plaees. f They are good for about two" years'"Oat"-  cost trim sixty to seventy-five cents fe pair.  ' In Southern Ituasia and Transcancaaia, the for-  eats are very similar in composition to those of  ���������JoutheWi Canada snd the United States. Of the  hardwoods, beech and osk aie the most important spedea. the former forming vast forests on  the slopes of the Caucasus Mountains. Scotch  pine, Oriental spruce and Nordmann fir nnk Arat  among the conifers. The latter sometime* attains  a height of 150 feet and a diameter of eight feet,  being much superior in size and quality of wood  to the balsam fir, or "balsam, "of eastern Can*  ada. v- _. ��������� ���������"��������� ��������� ���������'.-:-' ���������   ;";" ;  -xm$  WyyM  ylMxM  m  ��������� ���������:-. xx -v.-**-|--  7_j__L'   ��������� ��������� >������  ^fi-   Arkeil   is an experienced   "sheep-man,  -^p^cticai and theoretical. At P������^^  S������ by the Dominion Government in the car-  r^font of their policy of educating our fann-  liin matters pertaining to this pursuit.  MB. PLANTA FOR MAYOR OF NANAIMO.  I      Mr. A. E. Planta has accepted nomination for  (- mayor of Nanaimo.   He is a man of high merit  and ability and occupied the-Mayor's chair for  several yeare with marked success.  It is stated that he will he opposed by a Socialist, and the figfttwill likely be a very keen one.  '."-    DAY WORK.  The City Council is to be congratulated on its  decision to lay the joint City-Pomt Grey water  Main by d&f labor. It will give work to a large  number of men in need of amstanee. About Mo  men will be employed, thus provH_uig 'for that  number of faitifcav'y^.y^v^: --y...,,-��������� X  wide -organiaatMm '&:$9rp^^  tto.tir..v-TtafriM^  to this end, and the i^-'who.-*rr.iO;p|a������������^  determined to make their day ::i*M'-^^''-9mOOt - ''"'^' j'^'^f^  come into ������fl^$j^;-f|^  But there is another aide to these outlooks,  broadly baaed scheme* representative of the  ers' democracy.   And this is the particular phase  of my present attempt at writing my thoughts  and future peering*..  The nations are filling up to the limit* ip most'  of the old lands. One result is the fierce ind determined attempt to secure outer territories, or  colonial poeeessHm* so as to keep as much of this  world's: trade a* possible in their particular and  individual grasp. Besides there is another very  important and strongly impelling factor at work.  The big Jiations which are overcrowded see their  strong, healthy and enterprising people leaving  'in large numbers annually. These tmifnnte become inunigraats when they reach other countries,  and as such are lost to their ^native land. The  country to which they, go is much benefitted by;  their arrival in many ways, a* a rale.  An 0^1 land already full of people muat see its  overflow of population go to other lands, carrying  low to the first and gain to the second. Britain:  among th$ lands of this earth is the only Xoqiire  that ttaads to -������Om whether tb* people go abroad  or regain at hjoiat. In fact she is so constituted  as a World-Power that she find* her emigrants  are at the same time .her own immigrants a* -welL  .Biey may leave th'iR oldyiand^t they turn up  id one of her new" lands.     y - ;t^  They may go from Old Britain, but they arrive  in New Britain. They inay leave Britannia Minor  but they land in Britannia Mejor. Thus she alone  of all the earth stands to gain, iti matter what  goes on in the way of a moving population.  This is a sort of prelude to what is coining next.  Fbr some reason, perhaps for many reasons,  Europe hates Briuin, the British Eaapire and the  United States. Not only thia. Itif ^wrt as evident  -that Europe hates Japan ���������* Wtterly, and shiswj^li .^'^'^p.^  on all occasion*'witheat ||etending to hide ihe '>':<?&-���������$P  ��������� fact and act.   r. yy xx y������^A yyy * ���������. .��������� -    -x  tharhearta of most  italit  A^m���������  -^_ft*ijS.*i|  -_?_I^'t_������^?_  ~~'~, ^y.X-X^'^y  *3_?.  m  -.-   t-, - yyi*^y$Xsyy/  --'X   ������������������ ��������� ' '. -"y  r: y^f<A~%?y>?*? ���������"*!' -  .- .   '  mi  '/*i'-J&X  ��������� -.' -:'    . - r--!-.^i-'''"��������� -  ���������*<������*������B<V-.'-"-"?  T  .-"'��������� -Sy&y-yy  ���������A*% t   f  y  TtfB  vVRST35RN C ALL.  "-**T-  iW  Friday, December 19,1913  fcev-������  U'  |?_T?JV ���������  nA  r i*  -* _  1    ** .V  ���������>,  SANTA CLAUS  J,������-~kC  Announces a  ___   ��������� -*"  Grandview  The Ladies'. Aid met Thursday on  the llth inst. at the home of Mrs. T.  A. Smith.  *   ���������   ���������  The W. C. T. U. held their regular  meeting on Friday afternoon. The  President, Mrs. G. W. Smith, was  too iii to be present.  M.*. ftitts, president of the Fro-  vi|^ W.-1L S., will address the con-  grtJatM-h. of the Grandview Methodist, <l������Mrih oa Sunday evening.  '*-'������*"-  jA*  ^   ^-4/  l^^y^of Mr* Leon Ridley took  frfa%<if.Mt- hOsse, Union street, on  Fridfi> ������*h3������tW0a *t 2-30 o'clock. Mr.  Ridlq^-****^ wMowed' mother  with whom Its 'tttffod- The fHntffal  took place on Sa������r*Jajr to _tf<-tt-ttsfa  View remetcryt and waa cogRpcteMigf  Rev. Mr. Lett.  a.  .' m  k%  The -funeral of Mr. Robert Gale,  Eleventh avenue east,/took place on  Friday to Pfofintain ^Jew cemetery.  Rev. Mr.'Sanfttd conducted the services. M*. ^.eVd**������-!f occurred on  Tuesday, after an illness of some  length. He was a native of the Isle  of Man; and leaves a widow and three  children.  .   *  The stock will include everything  peculiar to the season in addition to our  regular goods.  Prices are such as to mee;t the needs  of all aid thereby add to th&enjpyment  r a "*~  * the Home of Qu^lilv9'  4. p. Sinclair, Prop. Phone falrmonf 103*.  ^i.^^^,.. ^i|,| | un i������i|i-|i,|i<if Mifl������iM"t',_". ������* % iH"������'l"������������������������������j������������'l|������'M"H| I . ������'l ������t������'II' '���������  Shop Parly  At the Western Cull Office  Now is the time to place your order for  By placing yftur (jrder ea#y your work  will receive more ca-teful ^tention than  will he possible if:-;yott::(^t..v'iintil the  rush immediately preceditii_r Christmas.  Call and see our large assortment of the very latest  Private  Greeting Cards���������-and get our prices.  ��������� ���������  The Dorcas Circle of King's  Daughters met on Friday afternoon  at the hOme of Mrs. Bishop. They  were completing the preparations for  the sale of work which takes place  at the home of Mrs. Byrnell, 1436  First avenue, on Tuesday afternoon.  About 200 .invitations, written on a  folder, representing a Christmas bell,  have been sent to people outside the  organization.'  ���������   ���������  THE -  New Store: 1148 Commercial Dr.  CHRISTMAS  GOODS  Terminal City Press, Ltd.  Phone Fairmont 1140 2404-08 Westminster Rd.  The pkomo 'club, a new club  fo^rt^ni>)T .a number of the young  pedifl."-for1 social ypurposes, met on  ^tfti-*y_tt-ght at the home of Mrs.  Stfc#f*|..,Venables stteet. There are  jWAt^twcnty members, with the fol-  lowtng- officers: Mr. Ewart Evans,  fe>i������-nt;Mr. Don Macdonald, secretary-and Miss Urqahart,. treasurer.  yfbt n,e-ft raecttfc will Uke place on,  the second Friday ty'the new year .it  |the residence of Mrs: Johnson, Victoria <h*jve. .The meetings will he  -Im 14 xn every ,o,tW Friday. ~  * ^'V;- '���������   VJ,*"* *���������"������������������--  *(What: was a. very high class, enter-  tainnpe^wa* "-given hy the students  of BWftnvifa High school on Friday  evening., Mr. Gordon, city supervisor  of schools, was chairman, and gave  the opening address. On tne programme was the following.' Chorus  of girls; violin, Miss Thomas; recitation,, Mr. Doukas; song, Miss, Bour-  ney; dance. Miss Urquhart; piano  duet, Messrs. Henderson and Al-  lardyce. Part second opened with a  chorus of boys and continued; song,  Miss Clegg; recitation, Miss V.  Weithoff; piano solo, Mr. Anders;  minnt of sixteen girls and chorus by  boys ahd girls. *  The assembly hall was tastefully  decorated witb the colors of the  school and with pennants.  Thfi proceeds will be appropriated  by the Literary and Debating society  to pay W the piano recently installed.  v'  ��������� 9     9  Qrandvlow Methodist Church  Pastor���������Rsv. P. a. Lett.  8und*y gsrVless:���������  f reaching 11 *.m. and   740   p.m.;  Sunday gehool, 2.90 fun.  Epwortih Uaagus���������Monday 8 p.m.  Pr*ysr Masting���������Wednesday 8 p.m.  _..The young people invite everybody  to their League meetings, and suggsst  regular attendance at all service* of  th* Church.  * ���������* * ,-  ��������� 9     9  ST. SAVIOUR'S CHURCH.  ,   st " -��������� (Anglican.)  Corner of First Avenue East and  Semlin Drive, Grandview.  Rev.   Harold   St.   George   Buttrum,  B. A. B. D., Rector.  Residence, the Rectory, 2023 First  Avenue East.  V SUNDAY- SERVICES ��������� Morning  prayer and Holy Communion the first  and third Sundays of the month at 11  a. m.; morning prayer every Sunday  at H a. m.; Holy Communion 2nd and  4th Sundays at 8 a. mi; evening  prayer every Sunday at 7:30 p. m.  All heartily welcome.  Twenty-three million trees have  now been distributed by the Forestry Branch Nursery Station at Indian  Head to the farmers on the Western  ��������� ������������������;. ���������",'>.������������������������������������ '   :.. .'���������������������������,��������� \ . .  %i\ T 11 1111 - 11111 111 1111 I 11 1 ��������� il * ' " "' ���������* ?" ���������������������������������������������mit.niini ��������� ��������� i ��������� i 111 11 ii 11 ii ha   prairies.  In addition to the usual  V  stock of fancy and useful  articles this popular Grande  view store has a full line of  CATCHY CHRISTMAS PRESENTS  Call and examine.    ,    v ,  i  1148 Commercial Drive  J.W. EDMONDS, Prop.  E������_ Watches, CliDcks  Jewejrj, a^4 C^ical Goocjs  .^am^x '\y-\0*" ~"wll309������W.  ,H^  4ewefer mm Qp%\elon  warn  SWCIAI_ THIS Wm  Local Umb, Legs 25c    Lom*% 26c    Shoulders, 15c  Freah Unm Pork, 22c    ShoiU^er {toast Pork, 18c  prime Hibs $eef, ������0c    Sirloin R^ast,    -   -    25c  Choice pot Boast. 12|c to 15c  JJxtra One New Zealand flutter, 35c to 40c  K fine line of Fresh CooJcecJ Meats of aU kinds.  f*. C. Electric Irons  ll   THE CHEAPEST  IRON OP ITS  ������    STANDARD ON  THE MARKET  THE BEST IRON ;;  OFFERED ON    ;;  HE MARKET    ;  <������  AT ANV PRICE  ::  Price $3.50,  Every Iron is Guaranteed by the B.C.Electric ::  for Ten Years.   ,  B. C. ELECTRIC CO.  Phon*  Seymour ^ooo.  Carrall and  Hastings SU.  ��������� 138 Oranvllle St  Near Davie St.  ---.������������������>i; |ii|n|i.ln| i|i |i I   |ii|i |i|i |n|   |. ������������������������������������  FORESTRY  FACTS  There are now i twenty-seven technically trained, iorester-i. in . the permanent employ of the Dominion  Forestry Branch. <  Over 789,000,000 shingles, one-half  of the entire shingle producion of  Canada in 1912, were manufactured in  B. C. Western red cedar was used  exclusively.  Difference of Expression.  So, said the lady of uncertain age,  he said he knew me when I was; a little girl?  He^didn't say anything of the sort  contradicted the man.  You said he did.  "I didn't r  Why!   Then what did you say.?  I said he said he knew you when  he was a little boy. '.'.���������-  - ...^;.   ' *Ct . sffK-  *m^m.  vr-^r  ���������������������***?���������  "  i Kj.**1*A?i,������  Friday, December 19.1913  r^Sm WESTERN CALIi  i-r n  .j__nmgr -  ������>  Solid Leather    -:-    Solid Hand Work  Done by First-Class Mechanics  are necessary to produce  Good Shoemaking 1 Repairing  We have all combined, assuring our customers good results. ,  Surgical Work (liven Special Attention.  PETERS & CO. t  X 2530 Halo Street       nwMum ������_������������������__���������*������       Vancouver, B.C. *  if  BLOOMFIELD'S CAFE  2517 MAIN STREET NE.AR BROADWAY  KNOWN AS- THE BttBT   AND, OLDB8T  BSTABU3HBD CAFB IN MT. PLKASANT  ��������� ii      ���������i.. _.    ���������_���������   *���������    ������������������ -  .,    ���������       ���������    .    i.-    ���������   ���������       ���������������������������    i.      ������������������     ��������� i  ������������������������  BUSINESS MEN'S LUNCH 25c-ll:30 TO 2-00  ^  dinner 5:00 to 8:00 P.M.  SHORT ORDERS AT ALL HOURS  V  CM&fVottage  Mr. W. S. McCarter. left Jorv*Vic-  toria on a business trip on" Sunday.  A new sidewalk has. been .placed  around St. Margaret's church.  A daughter was born  Mrs. - Johnson,- Gbwan  cently. .  to Mr, and  avekuj^.y re*-  B������*  A son is a late arrival at the hdrae  of Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Mclatodof  Gladstone road. -���������-  J>  ������*������*������t������������*������'l' ���������!������������������!��������� 'I"l"l"t>4"l"l-H"l*>l'������'l"l)������   #*������������������!��������� t'l-l- l.|..|.-l-.|"l-*l--l-.|������M-*l"l-'������"^*>4*t~������  t  FRANK TRIMBLE REALTY CO.  : Real Estate and Insurance Brokers  CONVEYANCING  RENTS COLLECTED  LOANS NEGOTIATED  f  ������������������������-������"  PHONE Fair. 183 2503 Westminster Rd.  Vancouver, B. C,  ,->l.t������t*l*l*l*l*t������l*l*l*   .*M������*IMM*.M*.*.*I***  f  i   t: ������  ������*->t>Vi,  ���������>,������ **$ ���������'������||lii :rt *fc|fr r i j;**?!  >*.  tfiSlfj^  w;  : f Gor; rroirt ami OMorio Ste.     W  / >'i  "7r-  %w  y  .....   ...j^  i,<v.,?i!:.'!"  ~  ���������ft  iXf^Ayhyy.  9B  Mrs. R. Winckler has returned)  from the hospital, bringing with ber  a small daughter.  The rummage sale held Tuesday,  Wednesday Thursday and Friday by  the Ladies' Association of the Presbyterian church, wis' <?f much benefit  in helping the poor.' v'  V  ������������������*���������*���������  -1    v. *  The sale, of work' conducted by  the Ladies' Aid of the Robson Memorial church/ during which tea and refreshments -were' served, brought in  for Jhe worker? about $50.00.  The Sunday school of the Methodist church will give "a cantata,  "Around the World with Santa  Claus," on the night of December  29th in the church.  HOW CRIMINALS OF  OLD WERE TREATED  By  L. Vosper, Author of "Real Life  Sketches," Etc.  Rev.  H.  S.  Hastings, of Agassis,  has been visiting Rev. Mr. and Mrs  Manuel, of .Cedar Cotage, as well as'  other friends in Vancouver.  ��������� ��������� ���������  Rev. Mr. Pearson, of the River  View mission, preached in thel.Rob-  son Memorial church on Surid-fy  morning.  ��������� ���������   ������������������   , /  Rev. Mr. Manuel preached in .the  Sixth Avenue Methodist chttrcjfe.Sunday morning. The address i was est  pecially to the Epworth league.    ,* -  ��������� -���������   ���������  Mr. and Mrs. Butchart of Salmon  Arm, renewed acquaintances with old  friends in Cedar Cottage on" Friday.  Mr. Sansum of Columbian' college  recently spoke to the members of  the Epworth league, when he gave a  splendid address on, mission'wprk  among the Indians; in which^ -he was,  engaged for several years.    ;  Rev. Mr. - Madill is improving in  health; but it is probable ne will not  be able to return to Vancouver for  the present.  On Thursday, the 18th inst, the  pupils of the Lord,Selkirk school  gave an operetta iu 'aid of 'the needy  families in South Vancouver. ,  The Christmas entertainment in  connection with the Sunday school of  Cedar' Cottage Presbyterian ehur-eti.  will .take place on* the night of the  23rd inst. A feature of-ithe evening  will be stereoptican views of Bible  incidents.    ' \ ~  Collitifjwood and Central Park  During my recent visit to England  I had an interview with Mr. Cowlard,  County Cledrk of my native -county  Cornwall. He very kindly furnished  me^with a list of the persons executed  in Cornwall froni the years 1785 to  1882, with names, date of execution  and crimes for which they suffered  death. -- I copied the document and  returned it. Front the copy before  me I find that there were 52, executions in Cornwall during that period-  for the following offences, viz.: Murder, 23; sheep stealing; 5; burglary,'8;  highway robbery, 5; bestiality, i.  Among the more trivial offences I  find that on September 6th, 1813, and  on April 7th, 1835, a girl aged 20 and  a young man of 21 were hanged for  setting fire to corn stacks. On  March 31st, 1791, a young man of 22  was hanged for stealing ajnare, ami  on September 2nd another young  man, aged 25, was hanged for stealing an ox. In 179$ a man was  hanged for stealing a purse containing 20 guineas���������$525. " **���������  One poor youth of 23 suffered  death for stealing a watch. A yoking  Frenchman suffered death for forg*-*  ing a 2 pound note, aud in 1827 a  pian-was hanged for stealing, with  violence, the sum of seven shilling*.  ^ In my next article I will relate  the peculiar circumstances connected  with the murder of Mr. Norway in  1840. Then two cases of sheep stealing and "A verdict of manslaughter  for stealing a pocket handkerchief."  clothing.   Ladies will be in attendance   ' e^^i^:^e;7wwki7^iKei  j. _ "..-y', \ .���������.������������������,__.-���������-. *������������������'��������� r-- ..���������'���������,:��������� -_-^__l**>~-/.*?3',  av;  Phone Fairmont 257  Corner Broadway & Westminster Road \  m ��������� i n ��������� 111n h *.*... * im ��������� it  ,5^1  is?.  heiifitug  $M$iIili������:j,i^  W^^$t0':^^^pf:0^M  feowerjto enUtfge 'as'' a fund fo>  relieving distress iii ine vi  ly) y- yxxxy^+x+y*  yyMtAGrreti ���������ji^i^^i'^t^^j^^,  Men's Association at their i(^^yn������ee^  ing concerning the danger which, -ex.  isted from tbe two milk train* of three  cafs fr<>m Chilliwack, Which run  through at a great rate oi speiidl.  Mr. .Orrell1 mbv.ed a resolution reia^  tive to*7the;reduction of this speed  over -tirossings,; wbich. .��������� was ���������. se:nt' ~to  the Hpnii :TUqinas'Y.' Taylor^ Minister  of' Railways.y' ;ijKi. resolutioj������; also,  contained a clause re the non-existence of a car from j^ew Westminster  an-L SVancouver be tween thehours of  11^andy)2jp: ^in.v, and the prevalent  overcrowding of cars.yy "_  C*NTJUL PAii|L  Miss Mary Banbury is recovering  from her recent illness:  ��������� ���������-��������������������������� ���������'*   ���������'.  Central. Park Cricket club held a  social  dance  and    whist,   drive    on  Thursday night in Agricultural hall.  ���������   ���������   ���������  Mr. Jackson of the firm of Oben &  Jackson, has consented to run for  school trustee for the municipality of  Burnaby.  Applications; for enrollment will be received  each WMii-esday from 8 to 10 p. m., at the  Regimental Headquarters, corner o������ William  Street and Commercial Drive. Applicants  must be between the ages of 18 and 45, over  5 feet 5 inches in height and physically  sound.  i. w: DOWDING  Captain and Adjutant  pejtit-i.:Os|ck^r^^^y|_^    ���������a_______^.^j  ���������making, millinery,  ater^yy'.y;-^yy:y  ,,. -..,-. v-v ^,^W*|^rs:6u3?'-': Presbyterian  jc^if CTT: -. of;,y^^1Surnaby, t^iu^kytx^  i^e^^c^^o.-Jley. Aii^|7:Cam-  ^ron%^6:yb*.>; 'be wi: ���������' assistant ^ p as^or  ofiSj^v'A^(|jiwVl,i)������r  The;y- 'pastorate:������������������' .'bf; the Burnaby  church -was'���������??&%*}?. vacated by Rev.  Dr.^������-!t������an. 7'Vfjip. ^a-as'-jpailled ���������, tp--Vic^'  'ty&yXy\y.XA^X:..-.������������������       ���������:'���������;���������.:���������; ���������'...  yyA^yxAAx'yX^yiMi^,-..  ;-;-F'f9m'-;jihe|r./������ale^".pf. work, Central  ;Pj������rfco;, Presbyterian church cleared  |11.6.y^1rh^-ialV.included a social bean  supper in %)\%. evening. The pastor,  Rev. Mr. Tait,7 was presented with a  handsome oak stand for ink bottles  by his congregation. The presentationi was^^ made thrbugh Mr. Kirkland.  ...*;���������.' *   ���������  Central Park Poultry and Co-operative Association held their quarterly, association on the llth inst.  There was a good attendance of  members and friends present, and a  very enjoyable evening was spent.  Mr. Wilpon, of MacKay, was appointed chairman of a. comrnittee to  make arrangements for holding a  concert in the near future.  The Women's Institute at their last  meeting discussed the best' method of  serving lunches in a number of the  schools. School Trustee Morris was  present. Arrangements were made  for buying the food from the grocer,  butcher ah/1 baker in the neighborhood of the schools. Mrs. J. B. Tod-  rick, Mesdames J. B. Todrick, C. H.  Rose, T. H. Kerr and Tom Todrick  were appointed a committee for  buying. A number of the teachers  are giving three per cent of their salaries for five months to help out  with this cause.  ���������   ��������� . .  On NJonday evening, Dec. 8th, a. quiet  wedding was solemnized at St. Margaret's Cburch, Cedar Cottage, by the  Rev. Wm. Bell, when, he joined together in the bonds of holy matrimony  Mr. Gordon James Oben, second son  of Mr. John Oben, of Long Beach,  California, and Miss Janet Wallace  Cathie, daughter of Mr. Alex. Cathie,  of 857 15th Ave. Bast.  Miss Isa Cathie, sister of the bride,  was her bridesmaid, and Mr. A. Roy  Oben; cousin of -the groom, acted as  t>pst< man. After tbe ceremony the  narty repaired to the home of Mr.  Philio Oben, Kingsv/ay, Central Park,  where supper was partaken of and'the  Hpalth of theToang couple was drunk.  "���������Vr. snd Mrs. Oben have gone to Long  "-������~-.-**.'C*-l., -Where the honeymoon will  be spent.  dlgMM-tt-  EFFKT OF WINB-  BBMS ON CR8H  Influence of Wind-Braaks on Cm  , ' Growth of iWrit* y *     '  **    . ^���������***"J**"T *������������������     **������������'���������     ���������*���������  ^'���������^���������������������������^^^  It has been estimated by Dr. Oscw  Bembeck, a Cennan professor of a^^ ,H v  riculture, that a moderate wind, when 'i^f^t  blowing   without   obstructioif.% *m9x^,   *?t#)  leueu the yield of exposed l__H*i������.' ���������  ,  than half, by increased water%|JkV, ^<f y?f  piration and alteration or circt^Wtt^,   ' Ay' A'������\  conditions.   Judge Whiting; of to\%:y^*4\jlv;  says that leeward protection with *1- ^"'Jig.^t  most mathematical precision am^g^uKt** ^i'^x **���������%}  to one rod on the ground to 99iO'~''-\X^i'  foot in height of the protecting trees, 'i^***  As a result of scientific. invctthja-V   -  tions  made  on  the  plain*  of, ti|e  United States, Mr. C. a Bates, of  th* United States forest service, co|k  cludes:   "the efficiency of a windbreak in checking evaporation is pro*  portional to its density.   It may aav*  as mnch as 70 per cent of the mo^-  ture ordinarily lost by evaporatio-S,^  not only by checking tiie mechanical^  ���������fiir.-'  ���������izi  force of tbe wind, but because ftaf-  nation of. the air in the lee permits,  the formation of a more or less complete blanket of humid ah-." ,  In Canada the prairie farmer *���������*������-  izes the value of shelter belts 6f fa������e%s  to break the force.\attd hence, tiie 4_rj-;-  ing/ effect ofthe wind* whkh sweep-^  across the, prairie, and ������*ver ttwit and,  4pe**h*lf million trees-are aanna^ry  dbtributtd to" the farmers for <OJi���������������.  purpose   by   the   Dominion   FortistJ  Nursery Station ������t b>dian Head.' Aa  density and height both mfluc*c������ itl*  .effectiveness of the  wind-break,^ U  rX)Mlt*TW Dl*AflT������ltHT  < ^iy>*f"  should be made at least four ���������������**':.;'    ''AX---  wide and trees making good hdypttf^ 'xyf'Afkyy  growth should be chosen,, such aa.Aa.."!^''   ^^  cottpnwood   or   white   w411ow,^-*iifc'V_.<"!^  among -the   conifers   (6r  "evergreens"), r .the    white _  ScotA pii_e or tamarack.   l^.^^Ffi^y^^  deep rooted.-narrow_.������_������___ mutdamk X A ���������--'���������  should be  xyfm  Wxmtm  fci*^4iaji_������&  ^;^i|.iNit^jy^;;''l|^:calvod on  ^IwhS-^y^-i^v^  itm potrad* of rml^c and only %*������  old, calved April 2, gave 6,420 pound*  ^X9^.^MM--'*nS'- imjj9j^f-a(;fyi;';i^||iii^:  more than twtc* as much, in another  contrasted L^'-\^7.^irtijMi7tx:ipf'''-#:  year-old,, calved April 6, gav* oiiljr  3,394 pounds of milk and 11. pound*  bf^ fat; whUe a 6-year-old, calved  March 2������, gave 7^880 pounds of milk  and 241 poquda^^  than twice as muchmilk.  , Have these two owners of two auch  poor cows tbe wrong type of cow; 1*  it the old placid contentment with  "average" yields, which are liable t*  degenerate ; so quickly into ^ poor  yields? An income rpm the mU> of  one cow bf only |28, when another  adjoining cow earns f72, a* seen  above, cannot be considered satisfactory when a man Is supposed to be  keeping cows with tbe object of making money. A simple milk record  shows definitely which cows in the  herd earn the most; don't "average"  good and por together, keep the best,  but make sure that each cow pays.  onlytw*r������������  6fitl  mm.  tm&  ^i������S$K&  |i9leslbr;^^i&t|tB|f|fe^  tf>0$$tiJO$:: 09 a'-o^a^^*e*^dj|^  ^j^-ii^^'^/bnly ;^v#y 9*^0  t^:^Wr^ef,,htit,.atsd;pirti^^  vr^gey-froni, ioil-fdrif^^-an^ypin^^^  ^e excessive evapoiration 6f]iato*w^i  from his crops. Xy ].:.y.y:,'^x'i  m^m.  111.  yy:\{9  %M&y  PHASES Or THI- WOON  There waa a man by the nam* of  Moon, and he got married���������that was a  change. In the Moon.  In dn* cour������* of tlm* a. daughter  came���������that wa* a new Moon. <  Much elated, he went oa a drunk���������  that was a. full Moon.  When be came out of tbe bar room  he had only 25 cents���������that waa th*  last quarter.  When he got home hla mother-in-law  went for htm with a rolling pin���������that  was a total eclipse.  ! South Shore Lumter Co.  LIMITED  Lumber Manufacturers ���������  ��������� . y .  I Front St., Foot of Ontario St.  {PHONE Fairmont 154       VANCOUVER, B.C.  .*~W.+.;..t..-.,M..M.+������ -i.������ l I, | ,|i IHIM    >.H't.H..< I titji.li*.! 1*1 I I I M I I ������ | ~|*  XMAS GIFTS  Which are useful and appreciated.  SKATES (Ice or Roller)  STRIKING. BAGS, BOXING  GLOVES  SANDOW DEVELOPERS and  other popular Exercisers  Fine Pocket or Table Cutlery  Our stock affords you a very wide  selection of the BEST goods made.  TISDALLS LIMITED  618-620 Hastings W. Vancouver, B.C.  ."������������������31  y%  '-7'-*,  y-$  yxy.  .-'X-i-:  .3 Ttffi .WESTERN ���������AI_I-  Cbarles L Smitb  Aldermanic    Candidate���������Ward    tv.  Charles E. Smith is. one of the successful men of Vancouver. ' He bas  made a success of his business, and  can do'the same for the city. He is  known to nearly every ratepayer, if  hot personally, at least by name. His  place of business is one of the oldest  established in Grandview. As Secretary and member of the Grandview  Ratepayers' Association he has taken  a keen interest in everything pertaining to the Ward and city as a whole.  For the past three years persistent  demands* have ben made to induce  him to become a Candidate for civic  honors, but it was only this year that  he could see his way clear to honestly  devote the necessary time to the duties of Alderman. He is a large taxpayer, and is also entrusted with the  management of considerable property  for non-resident clients, and is likely,  therefore, to do everything for the  best interests of the Ward. He has  a keen insight into the needs of the  City and this Ward in particular. He  stands for a morally clean City and  the abolishment of any segregated  area.  Mount Pleasant  Mr. and Mrs. Wt Butchart. of Salmon, have been -vtfiting Mrs. Jiutch-  art's mother. '     /  .    ���������   *  The Young Ladies'* class of the  Methodist chu-Ch ^entertained -the  Ybung Men's "class* at -al banquet on  Thursday evening.        -1 " " ,  Many homes are gladdened by the  starting of work on Mam street A  number of men will have a chance to  earn food for their families.  _>-*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������������*���������������������������������������������������������������������������������    ��������� .���������������������������������*'���������-*������������������*'���������   ���������'!���������������������������������������������������  Fresh Eggs Wanted  Are your hens laying?  If not, try  Special U-lckei tap iq4 Jstii m ������������ Proiaccr  Onr large stock of poultry supplies are guaranteed and include the  following:  Pratt's Poultry Regulator. 25c Beef Scrap  Pratt's Roup Cure - 25c Bone  Pratt's Lice Killer 26c -   Shell, Ac.  F. T.VERHOH  r_*MF_lmmt-tt Hay, Geain and Fbw>   Csr. Imdway I Ilifswaf  , 11 t������t V It 41111U' tl 11111 H t > ;."H"tt".j. 1111111111"! 1111 *'*">������  THE DON  ICE CREAM PARLOR  M04B Molo Si. Motoro from llik Ao  PHONE  PAOtMOKT  510.  PHONE  FAIRMONT  510  t  I  CbristMS Novelties, Cards nd aocofete.  at Popular Prices.  Christmas Crackers, Bon Bons, Toys, etc., etc.  ** * | hi I1 IU 4 11 It t _��������� 1 ������������������Iii* < ���������,������*.<���������* l .>.in|.*������.|..i4*������'l-l"l"l"M"l"M"l'  A  ������������������������ M ������I1.1 MM 1������ H IIHinil   MIIIMMItKMIU'MMIM  >  mm  '*s__sr~'  #_  a^ .^- .'i>rm������0.,'t',-3l.-x  &?���������_.  On -Wednesday night Rev. James  Allen, of Toronto, -an, officer of the'  General board of the Methodist  church, who was in the city to*'business connected with thij^ office,  preached   in   the   Mount   Pleasant  church.  ��������� ���������   ���������  A feature of the Sunday, service at  the Mount Pleasant Metho'dist church  was an appeal for funds for poor  families throughout. Greater Vancouver, which resulted in the sum of  $150.00 and an equal amount in-clothing and food.  ��������� ���������   ���������  Mr. Leonard Miles and Mr. A. W.  Goodrich had a most enjoyable ^rip  up Pender harbor, leaving Vancouver in . the early , hours of Monday  morning in - the beautiful launch  owned by Mr. Miles. This, was the  very last day of the hunting "peason,  which they commemorated by returning late on Friday evening" with  a fine two year old deer-  Mr. A. L. McKirtnon, -who is  spending his winter months in"Pomona,'a pretty resort about thirty-five  miles' from. Los Angeles, states in a  recent letter to Mr. A. W. Goodrich,  that they are having beautiful weath-  ef, and there is abundant prospects of  a good crop of,- oranges. .M-*. McKinnon says that there'are 26' trains  per day through the-place, but what  is particularly noticeable about the  town is the total absence of a' place  where liquor is sold. v   <.:  ^. *   ���������     *     -, "��������� > *  Mlas Lily Jon������a*wa* th* sueeeaafai  conte^tsAt fopvth* attver meda^;oon*  taatheld -^d^/th*.-at������P-oe* oi the  W.^L T. U.;o_ Ifaqf-j.? nlgbt In-araee  chw**.. The o������torj:B������v. _ir. Mffier,  preaid^d.       .*     %~  tlte following a*t-3h*'.  Mown* Pl������**airt Mvery  A. r* McTAVISH, Pnof.  PhonefWnwmt845     : ���������-    CornerEro*4wwi4W������to :  | Carnages at alVtows 4ay or mh% j;  Pacha, Victorias, Broughama, Surreys awl Sfegla  Buggiec*, ffrpeM and nr#J vfagowi forW������*'.  fmXlm mft Ptoiw Having  4������������-i 11*>Mt������MvM .���������.���������.���������..��������� MMMM<MMMmMMMti  ������. it feffliifl������tfm Peal  The papers and the very air ia fullnow-a-days of the talk on  the rights of women, ber right to vote, to hold office and become  Premier of Canada if she wants to and enough voters to eleet her  and agree with her. But why go out of the home to discover rights  which women should enjoy and do not?  We think women should have just as up-to-date equipment in  her home as her husband, son or brother has in his office, workshop  or on his farm. Just take a look into many of the kitchens in the  country and look at the dilapidated and out pf date stoves and  ranges many a wife and mother is cooking three square meals a day  on, and she manages to cook good meals, too. But think how  much hard work it would save her and how much better meals she  might cook if she had one of tbe modern ranges of the day, to aay  nothing of the saving of FUEL.  Wives and mothers���������take hubby or father down tn W. R. Owen  ft Morrison, the Mt. Pleasant Hardware Store, this week and hive  a look at the  South Bend Malleable Range  the, only range made with Patented Keystone Copper. Bearing  Aluminum Fused Flues. If they believe you deserve the best  fange ever made, they wiU buy you one.  'Ol  ���������****  2  ���������s  C3  Q<  O  u  %  ������  55"  W. R.Owen Jr Morrison  Tiie Mt. Pleasant Hardware  Phone Fair. 447 2337 Main Street  m  contestants: Miss Pearl Love, "Tbe  Fence oi the Ambulance";,Miss Florence Donne, "Put/Younielf ln Hia  Place"; Miss'Byrnes, "Jeremiah and  HIS Pa"; Miss Ethel Janes, "The  Bridal Wineeup"; Miss Idly Jones,  "Which Shall It Be?" and Miss Mc*  Vicar, "The Defence of Lucknow."  Mrs. Street, Mrs. Fawcett, Mrs. Smith  and Miss Fawcett gave two quartettes,  which were very much appreciated.  Mr. tend Mrs. Stuart's duet waB well  recelveoVas well as Mr. Stuart's solo.  Mrs. Almfc. 'Keeler, elocutionist, was  direct*r: ,  ���������   .   ���������  "the. Epworth league of Monday  night was ' addressed by Rev. Mr.  Morgan of East Collingwood, late  missionary tb India, who spoke on  the signs of times in China, pointing out, that China was on the eve of  a Christian awakening. He dwelt  on the fact that the women of China  in convention were giving attention  to the.modernizing of China with regard < to their home lives and spoke  of the subjects they were treating,  wliieh,were mainly the place of women in the building up of the Republic, as follows: The equality of women and men, which began with the  attempt to place the boy and girl  on an equal footing in the home; the  question of women in the development of the home life and the reformation of habits of dress, especially the ojnding of the feet,  household '.sanitation and home  purity/'  The -league are making up a Christmas box, composed chiefly of canned  fruit for one of the missionaries at  Alert bay.  .The* Vancouver Adult school met  for their usual monthly debate at the  home of Mr.*J. Davies, 1968 Second  avenue cast on Wednesday evening,  December 10th./ The subject for discussion ,was "That. Gambling is a  Vice Ruinous to Our;National Manhood." Mr. A. J. i-aarraway was the  opener In Jthe affirHU-ftve and Mr. F.  Graham replied in the negative. Th-  negaftive carried* most of the members  *������ hit "tray' of jMuakJng, making a  I strong point of the fact that most'  churches were in favor of gambling  as approved by the number of lotteries  that were carried on for the benef-i of  church funds.  The motion, on being put to the  vote, was defeated.  The subject for the next debate is,  "That the Taxation of Land Values  is the Best System of Raising Taxation."  Mr. S. Lawrence will open in the  affirmative and Mr. Gibbs will reply.  Mr. H. H. Stevens^ M. P.; .attended the Adult school at the Sailors'  home, Powell street, on Sunday, December 13th, and addressed the jnem-  bers on the Asiatic question. His address was listened to with great attsn-J  tion by about 40 men, and several  expressed the great pleasure at hearing Mr. Stevens so ably put the question. Mr. Stevens confined himself  to the Hindus/ but he. said his remarks were also applicable to the  other Asiatic races. Time .did not  permit for the members to put several questions to the speaker, which  was to be regretted, as several would  have liked to have heard his idea as  to why the Hindo (a British subject)  was treated differently to the other  Asiatics, and also if it was a monetary consideration, that allowed the  Chinese to come in under the new  Order- in-Council.  Friday, December 19,1913  Law * Druggist  Wan*. lo See You  WONDERFUL -VALUE  The best dollar's worth offered today is a year's subscription to -the  Family Hearld and^ Weekly Star of  Montreal. Any home not now receiving that paper is missing a treat for  every member oft -the family'���������from  grandfather or father down to the  youngest tot. Try it for a year and  you will be convinced. The Publishers will refund your money if you are  not satisfied. It is certainly worth  your while to try jt for one year.  NORTH VANCOUVER  ' Dr. Fraaer of the First Presbyterian Church preached 4ft K-*m������ Church  Sunday morning eni 4he occasion of  the celebration of' the flrat aafitver*-  aary In the new cptarch. Prof. Pld-  geon took charge pf the evening *****  vie*.    .-���������  <   >'.iy-. .  -���������'  Have you thought about  that Xmas gift you have to  get, yet? We have many  useful and elegant gifts to  suit any purse, gifts that  wilt last and always be a  pleasant- reminder of the  giver-  Comb and Brush Sets in  Parisian Ivory and Ebony  from $2.50 to $20.00.  Manicure Sets. Ebony, Oxy-  dised Silver, Perle, &c.  A large assortment Xmas  Stationery  all prices.  Xmas Perfumes  from 50c to $5.00.  Perfume Atomizers  from $1.00 to $5.00  Hair Brushes, Mirrors.  Shaving Sets for gentlemen.  Jewel  Boxes and Trinket  Boxes.  Gillette Razors. ,  Don't wait till the laat  minute.   Do it iud  ��������� ;������������������.,  mmwmmm  % ~    ��������� k. a>: <e������*ti������u������. fr*#-?f** u  ^ *  men. there ia m evw-ji^saentTeeliitg always ready  to burst ont agftirat the Angl^-Saxon. Hence Germany, Austria and JW ttewd. 9 strong: combination to *m mfUrttomfMi*"*��������� m tiie  J>irttqtsiae vtorf4^e*e'colo!8ei we to t>e had by  dipiomacy, intriwe and in tire en������J by war. The  "Preibund" pflBwitoe exists fundamentally to  outreach Britm;-? -?i ?.: "��������� ' >i  For the mQme������t,yftu*������������-4wd|>*nceaw-oirspecially good temw wHh IWtain. /Thi* ia perhaps  both a safeguard,, ^nd a danger. Germany sees  it-a c^nae of sorrow-and melancholy that Russia  and France are Supported by the "Queen of the  Seas." m% Rifaia.at heart hates Britain more  bitterly than 46et Germany or Austria. Of course  the world knows that the tgfee naval fleets, those  of Italy, Austria and Germany, art out- fl**t today,  and are beirtg boiK up for th^'flay of a sudden and  fiercely directed attack iipw JPifttain.  Bnt these three big natloiha know tbat the  Russian, French and British fleets are more than a  match, and they are afraid of the cast of the, dice  in relation to the result of a land mobilisation of  the many huge armies that are on command, and  ready for service. ,  At present Russia dare not permit the "Prei-  bund" freedom to go against France, for her turn  would quickly follow. Moreover, France dare not  let Russia be broken by the Triumvirate of nations, for she knows that she would be destroyed  shortly afterwards. And again, as matters stand  today, Britain dare not permit either France or  Russia to go under the power of the Central  Buropean War-lords. If this were accomplished,  then straightway the entire fleets of Europe would  be quickly brought to bear upon Britain's navy.  And humanly speaking the results wijuld seem to  promise success to the Buropean schemes.  However, in the meantime all the diplomats  and sovereigns, including the President of France,  and most' students of intrigue, looking at the  national schemes in process of brewing, or in the  realm of possibility,���������are striving to find a common and SAFE ground for advancement and cooperation. ���������-  If Germany can find a safe and common ground,  such as would appeal to Russia and Flrattce, then  a new alliance will be formed, and Britain will be  excluded; _ ;  vTh* difficulty is to satisfy Germany, France  . and Russia to 'Western Asia and North China, as  well as.to keep Fraccej Spain, and Italy properly  aligned in North Africa. If this can be properly  done,.and if mutual confidence can be restored,  -and Austria let have a fairly free hand in the  Balkans, then the trick is accomplished.  Now, without pretending to be a prophet or a  seer, I am minded to say we, or some of us, will  yet See such an agreement take material and ef-  fectiv form in the not-far-away future.? If so, then  what? Yes, then what? Here is the real theme,  that for. which the preceding has been penned.  Then whatl Two th'ings would quickjy follow,  and with lightning speed. -Japan Would at once  throw in her lot with Great Britain. This-would  come from two causes:���������the Treaty in existence,  by which she is bound to aid Britain, if the latter  be. attacked by more than one power at the same  time. The other cause-is this:---- Japan, knows  well that if Russia had ft fair opportunity, as she  would haye under the above-_nppo*ed conditions,  she would sftt out to avenge her late defeat and  . disgrace. Moreover Germany is determined to  . increase her Eastern Asiastie holdings and influences.   Hence to save her own existence, Japan  would exert very effort to aid Britain, and her  Wd would be enormous, too.  Bnt this knot 411. The United State* is as weU-  hate4 by the Europeah countries as ������ Britain. ^  ^outh, America ia a fat land* an object of envy  . tp the European countries. The United States haa  long been the re4 protector against Germany and  some othet lands that have had their eyes turned  thitherward.  The United States, if Britain were conquered  and broken, would quickly go into the maw ofthe  European naval and military Maektrwn, *and  nothing would or could save her for any length of,  time.  Hence from this one stand-point alone, the  United States would not permit any -combination  to destroy Britain, and should would come to her  help with a power and wealth which coupled up  'with the strength of Britain and Japan Would  rule the entire sea coasts of this earth.  But the United States, even if not menaced as  she would be, would not permit Europe to destroy  Britain. This for two reasons. Britain is the  best'eustouaer of the States, and if destroyed, and '  4>ver-ruu by the German Hegemony, her trade  doors would be shut and her ports sealed against  continued free-trade, as at present. A high protective tariff would be the result, and Britain  would he a part of the European closed-doors system closed to Free-Trade. This would be'tuinous  to the United States and for .the prevention of this  she would fisrht.  But there is another, and a higher and nobler  aspect. It is this. The United States is a Sister-  Nation, or more accurately speaking, a Daughter-  Nation. And she has the sentiment of a true  daughter. There is an affection existing between  Britain and the States today truly remarkable. It  is of such a character, that at the time of the  Spanish War, the European nations'were menaced  by its power at the very time when they were  plotting a combination 'against the American-  Anglo-Saxondom, Lord Salsbury, the Hon. Joseph  Chamberlain and other British statesmen publicly-  announced that inside of forty-eight hours the  British fleet would be by the side of her daughter  against all comers.  And when the Kaiser sent his telegram to comfort and cheer up Paul Kruger, the heartless, old  schemer and hypocrite, and when that very Kaiser  tried to set into motion a European confederation  against Britain, and when the British Government  suddenly prepared the noted "Flying Squadron,"'���������  there was an undertone of dread and uncertainty  as to what Uncle Sam would do in an emergency.  And no wonder the European powers, when, in  smothered    terms   discussing   the   possibilities  resulting from a European attempt against Efig^"'  land, whispered that, their fixed belief was thafr-  the United States would-align against them, and  appear on the'side of Britain.   And in this they  were right.  And the above is the alignment which is coming  in the early future. It will stand thus:��������� Britain,  United States, Japan and ail the British Empire,  over the seas. This will represent over 600,000,000  of people and give the seas and the coasts of the  world into thir hands, in addition to all Africa,  all.the islands ofthe oceans now belonging to  European powers, and South-East Asia.  The European nations will .control most of Asia,  including China and Persia, Europe at home, and  perhaps even Egypt, the Soudan and1 Abysinnia.  A mighty land confederation versus an irresistible  Water confederation.  And what then?       ,  This gives a theme for future consideration, and  is worthy much thought.       ....  (Prof. E. Odium.*lLA.f BSc.)  m-J&mA  OCT IT AT UfS  It* m-IHIn*      INoadway *M M*4<������  ��������� ^  RHQNP spyjaotii- 4M_.**i  < At it bete ������ince JWM 7 ���������  Save Yonr Money  It Will grow  We Pay  Percent  Interest  On deposits subject to yout  cheque, credited  12 times a Year  Safety Deposit Boxes  Fire Insurance, etc.  AGREEMENTS  BOUGHT*"������,  COOEOTD  Short  (LeaiY  Mftd  , IS.  C PL CIV;  M C N17*  **...'. Jti T  CHLCj  Dow.Fraser  L C  Specially insured against  burglary and hold-ups.  Dow, Fraser & Co.  LIMITED  317-321 .Cambie Street  2313 Main Street  Between 7th and 8th A ves.  McKay Station, Burnaby  "V ' 7-- '.'V-j  Friday; December 19. Kfla  THE WS8TBBN CALL.  *-jiJ  t?  ���������t..f,.H--H"l--I|it"t"f"t^"M"t"l"t"I"tl'l"M"t"t'������ <M"l**I"t"l*li.'-1'4"l"tl't-'t,lt"t,,l',t'������*."-lit"t-lM'  _*    - *  ^A#D jFW.R  The undersigned* sincerely thanks the electors  of Ward Four for their support in the last election ������  and also solicits their vote and influence for Alder- ������  manic honors during 1914.  "- x - " ;���������.-.;    * - '  4  ������  . r.|. 4..������.|. ���������!��������� .{.4. ���������{.������t- ������������������������ -t* >t' ���������!��������� ���������!��������� ���������!��������� 4"t- ���������!��������� *l* 't- ���������!��������� -l"t* ���������t*������S*   ������-:��������� -t- ���������!������> ���������!��������� <��������� ���������}��������� -t"t' ���������*��������� -trl' <������������������!��������� ��������������� -t1 *> ���������!��������� ���������> !��������� ���������!��������� <��������� ���������!' <��������� -t4-  ��������� ������������.������.������.������.������.������ 1������. a .���������.������< ������*m ������.������ i*������Yt>.������1 ��������� ��������� *������# ��������� a ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ��������� ���������.��������� a*������ ���������  WARD FOUR  ..  full  MY PLATFORM:  1���������Promotion of Industries which means a  dinner pail."  Ii���������The proper Marketing of the City Bonds.  3-^The Improvement of the Main Thoroughfares  leading to the City.  4���������The Encouragement of more Public Markets,  which means the reduction of cost of living.  5���������The Management of City affairs on a Proper  Business Basis.  JooophMooklo  ,yx Aldermanic Candidate.  I  ���������������������������������������������  Tho  i������������������i������  , m * 4 ��������� *������������������>���������.-*������ :������*i������9"'���������'0'0 ��������� 9��������� 9��������� 9��������� ���������' 0��������������� ���������������<"I  ��������� |������l*l*l*|������l������|*|������|������<������*������|*������   ������>*->������>*!* 1*1 *l������l������l*t������l*t������*l  Electors of Ward Four and the City of Vancouver.  As an Aldermanic Candidate I am in favor of the following platform .-  The Public Ownership of Utilities���������as Power, Light and  Gas Plants, and Street Railways.  Board of Control or the Commission form of Government,  with the proviso that those in authority be responsible parties  placed under suitable bonds.,  A Clean City and a complete enforcement of ALL the  -Law* bearing upon the subject o������-$oral Reform.  V  The Establishment by the City of a Free Labor Bureau  that will be of genuine assistance in the solving of aid to the  Unemployed Residents of the City.  The immediate connecting up of the Grandview District  with the West end Word JV* by means of the proposed viaducts  and paved streets. "  "** .Tmprovingihe Garbige&yatffitfttel&ty $y ihe erection j;  nf Incinerators at suitable points.  The introduction of.Bfotor Busses either by the City or by  Private Companies, and also of a, Workman's Car to be run  between the hours of 5 and 6.30 p. M.  The extension of the franchise to the Women of the City.  The strictest supervision possible by the Health Department, in particular over the Oriental quarters olf the City, and \ \  also the amending of the building By-Laws fromnhe point of  yiew^f the public Health.  The establishment of a Civic Center on the 12 acres owned  by the City on False Creek, otherwise the erection of a suitable  block on the present City Hall site extended out to Hastings  ;Streety.,-'������������������' _'���������. >. ���������'���������  The use by the City to the greatest possible extent of goods  Manufactured Locally.  The gradual opening Op by the City of Storage Depots for  Coal, Meats and Produce, e^c., with a view to cutting down the  High Cost of Living. y'\.  7' If elected J shall do all in my power to assist in carrying  on the business of the City with Economy and Despatch, and to  see that value is obtained for every Dollar of the money collected from the Taxpayers.  I have faith in Vancouver and believe.in a Progressive  Municipal Government, but not in extravagance or unneces-  aary offieials. you^^ectfully,  0HARL������8 BOARDMAN.  ���������4������l*i*>������l*>.*4*. l������l*.*l*.t   *������������������������������'!'������f I* I ��������� I������I ��������� I������I * I ���������������������������4  i  \  I  J.HOSOIO .[_  Mr. Joseph Hoskins, who i������ a candidate tor aldermanic honors In Ward  IV., la an Englishman by birth, baring made hla debut in Cornwall, England, in the 'sixties. In early .life he  came to Canada and soon gravitated  to British Columbia, drawn by the  prospects of success and .impelled by  native energy and ambition.- Hla  hopes proved to be well founded.  Being a man of strong physique and  pluck, be. readily found fields- Suitable  to bis tastes. For four years, 1887-  1891, he operated a brickyard at Gladstone on Westminster Road. He  spent five years in the Yukon mining  fields. He was for a time a member  of the plumbing company Symons &  Hoskins. Training and lumbering for  mining purposes occupied some yeara  of his life.  Mr. Hoskins. wbo has been a resident of Vancouver on and off for over  twenty-five years, is a staunch Brit*  iflher, an ardent Canadian aqd a hope*  ful Vancouverite. On-the Oriental  question he has strong feelings, and  thoroughly believes British Columbia  should be preserved to true Britishers^  t  Moved by hia friends and the spirit  of the times, Mr. Hoskins is now an  aldermanic cani_id*t* in Ward Four.  much esteemed by his neighbors.  Pressed by his man/ Meads and  supporters, Mr. Boardman accepts  the candidature, and respectfully- solicits the suffrage and influence of  the electors for Aldermanic honors  in iWard Four. - >  If elected, he, will devote his whole  time to the duties of the position.  His platform may be seen elsewhere  m this pajper.   Study it carefully. X- y.  CHARLES BOARDMAN  Aldermanic  Candidate���������-Ward  Pour;  Charles Boardman, a native of the  North of England, a man of travel  tote and large experience, of bu*ir  ness ability ahd training in mechanics, is today a candidate for Aldermanic honors in Ward Four. He  owns property in both the East and  the West ends of this ward and has  large business interests on Commercial drive. He has been a resident and  taxpayer in Vancouver for twenty-  four years, and has watched the city  grow from its infancy.  ���������He: was for a-time chief engineer  of the % electric light plant jn New  Westminster. After working twenty  years as a machinist, 'he, four years  ago, turned his attention to business,  including the salmon cannery, "the  steam laundry and recently to the  well known "Manitoba Hardware  Store" on' Commercial driye. Sucr  cess has smiled upon his efforts and  endorsed his judgment and methods.  Mr. Boardman is in the very prime  of full mature life; is energetic, wide  awake and alive to all public ' interests.  As a member of the Grandview  Ratepayers' Association and of the  Central executive he is often heard  on the'-qflestrons of the'day.  With his family, he. lives at 1650,  Sectmd   avenue   east, where   he is  ������������������.  ,1 ' mSSBBBSSSgSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS:  South Vancouver  Mr. Tugwell, ef Gambler laland, is  visiting hia sister, Mrs. Q. Caffin, of  Thirty-ninth Avenue.  i 14 1 '111 M ��������� 1 *> ������ *> 'V *> *> '���������' '1' '*' '1' ��������� t ��������������������������� '.' 4 1111IHI llill Hill if II1 H ft  < ���������  WARD FOUR  *���������  Chas. E. Smith  respectfully solicits the votes and influence of the  electors of Ward Four for aldermanic honors in the  yeafrl914.  -fe*-^*-*-*^-^-*-*^*'---}-*-^^ *$' 'tHf^v  H*l������|i������l+*������49*91019191+ 1*1'   *l������l-*i������l������l'*'i������I*l������l������l������l������I'*l'  o  WABD IV.  Platform of Charles E.  Candidate for Ward IV.  Smith,  Aldermanic  1. Strictly business administration.  2. Reform in Engineering Department.  3. Cheaper Water Rates and no Meter Rents.  4. Board of Control.  '������������������>-. 5. -. Abolition of Segregated Area.  "6.   Present Site for City Hall.  7. Extension of Commercial Drive to Cedar  .  y Cottage. y-  8. Opposed to Granting any Franchises to  any Subsidiary Company of B. C. Electric.  ������������������'"  9.   Policeman's Holiday Once a Week.  ���������>*.���������_���������*���������._*i������i-W'*'i*i��������� 1 ��������� 1������i������i* *9*������***9*9*a*a*a4f*ti������_*���������������������*  \i< -  - Mr. Frauds, astdatant principal of  the Van Horp*'8chooX. who haa beeo  ill, was able- to resume his work on  Tuesday.  The funeral of the infant son of  Mr. A. J. Abney of 5622, Fleming  Street, who died with pneumonia, took  place on Tuesday afternoon.  Mr. Wehcel, Mrs. Wenceland family  of Fortieth Avenue, who have been  in, 8an Francisco for the past year,  have returned to their home and intend to remain there.  The Young tadies' Bible Class of  Mountain View Methodist Church, who  have been creating fancy and .useful  articles tor some time past, met with  great success at their recent sale.  . y   .' ' y    9. 9  Miss Vivian Greenlay, of Thirty-  ninth Avenue, received a surprise visit  on Friday evening, when the teacher of  ber Sunday School class, Mr. McWhin-  ney, and her young lady class mates,  came and spent, a Jolly and lively even  Ing at her home.  ���������   ���������   ���������  The death of Mrs. Margaret Talbot,  wife of Mr. William Talbot, took  place at her home. Sixty-third Avenue  East on Dec. 12. The funeral waa  conducted from the Undertaking  Parlors of Hamilton Bros, to Mountain  View Cemetery on Tuesday. A sad  feature of the case was the fact that  h������K twin baby girl* were buried with  ���������x  $ey. .Dr. _ BippreH addressed the  't^p*r*j*M and Moral fletoro A**o-  ciijHbn of South ^ajicouver on/Tn*������-  4^';evening 99 t)m ipbl������������ct.iOf,T*m  prince and Mgjalattoo* A large au  dlc^oe app?*<4atod his effort A number, of clergymen were on th* platform, among whom were Father Con-  noHy, Rev. Mf.-Pye. Hev. Mr. Oa������fri-  son and Hev. Mr. Mackay. The next  lecture ot the series will take place  next Thursday at the Robson Memorial Church, Cedar Cottage. Rev.'  M>. paker, of.the /Mount Pleasant  Bap^at, Churcli. win* be the speaker  of ^e; evening.,   .~  Z'^-.-'-Ay'x. ���������.������������������%;��������� :    -   ���������'���������  .&At;.J^e,meeting o]f the Fire. Water  ���������^nd( tight Commltte ;Apn Wedne*4*y  afternoon a new schedule for water  rate,was presented to come into effect  the first of the year. The motion  was, passed that the Reeve, Chairman  Third, and Mr. Muliett, water super*  Internment, be appointed a committee  to meet the Government at Victoria  yesterday re the rights on Seymour  reek, and these gentlemen proceeded  to Victoria. .Wednesday evening.  It is estimated that about 23,000  names have been placed on the new  voter*' Mat made out thl* year. This  list will be placed on the Council  Chamber door, where lt will remain  from_,January 2 to 5 for the benefit  ot ratepayers. The court ot revision  will sit on January Sth.  The new fire apparatus, a chemical  and hose car combined, is expected  to arrive in 8outh Vancouver tomorrow and aa soon as possible arrangements will be made to give a demonstration of IU possibilities.  Alderman Th������oe. Evans, Ward Four  tmasar**.m  PAINTING  wy  "iV.;.,  NowU tttetim*  giv* jcto an ������*tt_M|* Ok, ���������' A.  yyy^Wti*^''^^  the ootaida woodwt  your doom and hava th*  contract ������dba*d '*o. ":w*'"'eaii:'  do it (if oor price ia right  *rfndl.;w* lti^!lt:wfliy|M^  m the -Htring. pur ntat*r*  ial* 'ar������:7-fK������M .ytkitSbiirti  white lead, oil and terpentine.  Our      :S';*''���������  yyy\*\*ox*yyy  work ia Vaneocrrer Upnrit  pOflltiV*.    ;'j���������."_ ] ��������� vJ*������,'' !���������***������������������  Doa*t forget our X  .   Paper A   '  Hattfiris: DepU.  ..  ���������XM\  *'C -'"t.^:_^  -** V **** 'jft >fi_i  zxxmM  ������y-ymg?/m':xMik  'X^:y.X'.f}ii^y^>L.i.y-;A'M  ���������' ^' -;.~yiL-: ^^*  ' ^.*?i* *irLl*^^_  ���������y������MM  ywm  xxyfi ym  :ysX&iP  WAxm*  'yxx^A-,  mBMm  ww^wii 1 "*}%h4i������11r<rn# |ii:t114111ii������n11111 m 111 i  ^1  The undersigned mo^w^  honor pla^d upon hin?% the electors of Wart  Five during the cunrent year and w)w humbly soUdte ; \  re-election to Aldermame honors for 1914. yyWxi  Am  ��������� <*******<"l l V'V 111 > 11 f������l������"H������ Jl-'M 111 IU I . M H ���������������������> 11M11������  X'~"yj$%������  ;^gsi_l  W3S  ���������'���������&WX#:tf&&UMf&!  '-���������IM^lMl^m  xxsyyx>M!%''"  :��������� xx^t-':~ -.w .''4-'... ...  v 'fiA^ffr y ���������/v''^.-?^^ v dvA  SOUTH VANCOWmMM  Electors South Vancouver:  Your support ar4 influence m> -nwpe^ \  solicited tor my election to the Council of South : :  Vancouver for lie year l$U* S  Ww������ M&riw  M999999999M999Q*i9*9*X999'9  i{..Hii|Mt'iii������.i.| in c u 1 ������t. i ������������������������t <���������  y*y$  -<iXX'!*ik  'y-yyym  ''li������-H'.t":--t''t'^'l''l!'l"M''l''l'������'l'������'l'l'������4''i''i'  l'l"tiili.������4i'l"i"������'ti I in H . >i ������ <���������*> K ������<���������  City News  Miss  McQueen, president of the  University Women's club, entertained  the club members at her home,  Shaughnessy heights, on Saturday  evening. It was a very pleasant  break in the regular recurrence of  meetings. Mrs. Switzer recited. Miss  Winewood McKenzie sang, and the  pleasant evening was interspersed  with a variety of entertainment,  among which was a guessing contest A nice collection was taken up  for the poor.  Members of the Board of Management of the King's Daughters met  at the Board of Trade rooms recently  and outlined the new policy for the  convalescent home. Charges will be  made at the rate of $7 per week for  private rooms. # With addition of  bath and fire place, the charge will  be $10 per week. Some society or individual must be responsible for the  pay of any patient who cannot pay  herself. Only female patients will  be accepted.  At a largely attended meeting of  Alexandra Hive No. 7, L. O. T; M.,  the election took place of the officers  for the ensuing year: Mrs. H. P.  Pettipiece was returned to the office  of Lady Commander by acclamation.  Annie- Wilson elected Lieut. Commander;. Past Commander. Mrs. Jas.  Townley; Record Keeper. Miss Lottie Harris; Finance Auditor. Mrs.  Foote; Lady at Arms. Mrs. Dalzell;  Chaplain. Mrs. F. Budlong; Serg-  ant, Mrs. Nelson Martin; Sentinel.  Mrs. Nellie McComb; Picket, Mrs.  Lamond; Pianist, Miss-aEula Ling-  enfelder; Captain of Guard.. Mrs. J.  McLean. One new member was enrolled during the evening. The Helping Hand committee will meet at the  home of Mrs. F. Budlong. Lee building, January 8. 1914. A Christmas  shower will be held at the home of  Mrs. R. P. Pettipiece, 2349 St. Catharine street. Monday, December 22.  Arrangements for a recital under the  auspices of Hives No. 2 and 7. to be  held February 3 in the Labor Temple  under the capable leadership of Alma  Keeler. ,  WARDmGHT  .'   '.V  ������ ���������'.  Sector* Ward Bight:  The election of 1914 is now rapidly approaching.  At ]'  tiie close of three yeara service the undersigned aolicits your  vote and influence for aldermanic honors another year.  Yours sincerely,  Frank Trimble  >H**H>44^^^*H''l"t'������>4'<'������������'l'������4������^-H' 4'*'*<M'l*>M'tMA'i'*'*'l*<*'llt'*'M''  ,8 if | \ 111 if H 111<l*'* M' 14-'11������1 'I*: 14 IH1II || 14 14 H������. 1 till I������������  ::  WARD EIGHT  Electors Ward Eight:  Yielding to the solicitations of many friends, I herein ;  announce my candidature for aldermanic honors for the year ;  1914 and respectfully ask your support  Fred P. Rogers  a������11 h 11 -m ini 11 h itr t*i i * ���������'!��������� i4iimniiniiuiiii tin  i H ������** lUllliMI.IMIHM.   MHIIIIIMIKIiim ���������������*.-���������>-..  T. S. Baxter Peter Wright  FURNITURE!  Complete House  Furnishers  Agents for Ostcrmoor  Restmorc riatttcsacs  Davenport Bed,  lire yoo tried nt Easy Ptf-Mit?  CMeiiaiiiillirtrerwItlii |  -r  v  *  4-  I  BAXTER & WRIGHT  (Successors to Hutchings Furniture Co.)  Phone Seymour 771 416 Main Street THK   WKS'IKKN   * Al.l  Friday. December 19,1913  i  mi  lis  {will spoil everything!" he murmured.  "I wish people would��������� Confound It!  Someone's coming! Where can I  hide?   Oh, the table;   I'll���������"  But ln his hurry, Mr. Brlttenden forgot the two bags he had placed on the  floor, and as he made a dive to get  beneath the .table.his toot caught In  one of them and he came to the floor  i with a crash that seemed to shake the  house.  "What's the matter?" cried a startled voice.  And before Mr. Brlttenden could reply a servant's face had peered round  the door and then disappeared.  "Help!    Thieves!    Help!"  Mr. Brlttenden picked' himself up  and began to make remarks of which  PUNNING FOR THE       li*  Christmas table  4 14 111 M"1'.H"I I 1 I 1 I 1 HI* i *������������  e Valuable Hints to the Woman  Who Wculd Beautify Her Dinner  Table on Christmas  VANCOUVER CUT-RATE FRUIT and CANDY CO.  J N.Ellis. Mgr.        2452 Main St. Cor. Broadway I  What an important function is the  |p>od old English Christmas i^nner.  Around the table old friend* are once  again united, past grievances are forgotten, peace and goodwill reign su-  _��������� o  preme, unless we are so unfortunate  no 8eff-respecting Santa Claus; would/ a* to possess a atony heart like the  have --J^8111}-     j. _. ,.��������� w i. m\ *>n* that betonged once upon a time  "Confound that girl! he remarked. to tbB immortal Scrooge. Even thua  ���������topping In the middl* of a "triking may lt -^ 0ur lot ilUB year to ,tad a  speech on the subject ofIbags. bruised uttle Tim Into whose life we can  shins, and grased elbow*. "She'll *,rillg happiness,  apoll���������bless my soul, thatf* not Char* Brightness must be the predominant  Ilea voice! | feature ln Christmas-time decorations,  The sudden exclamation waa caused ^ ttat ta whjr icariet ta ew the  by hearing a gruff oonunand to the favorite hue at this time of the year,  screaming girl to fetch the police, and1 ^ box of growing lllle* of the valley  then tbe sound of footsteps coming |ftre a delightful Investment and may  AH Fruits  in Season 1  ***������������������ ���������  PLAYING  A Tragedy of a London fog in the Suburbs of  Streathton-But It Ended WeU.  ty C Malcolm Hlnek*, In the  Novel Magaslne  POUoe-Constable Parker stood at the  iporo*r formed by the aristocratic  thotoachfare known a* Acacia Grove  an*, the much leas dignified *tr**t  know* ���������* Church Board, in th* Lon.  9ea Mdmrb which, for th* purpose ot  HI* atorjr. shall b* known a* Str������nth>  n ma Carlatmaa Rt*, fet th*  tkm ***talaly did not land to m*plrs  ona wttb a f ������*U*������ oC peae* os earth  Md;goo4*1ll towards manalad.  The  woMta^***���������***?, wjw wm,,090f90  ���������yataa th* co������*t*������*. h*d \ma 99999  9%* *a*% ���������r*w*rd*4 ta Hi* ran* *f thr*������  ���������When It1* snowy," h* eo*ftd*d ta a  beta**?* poj, who bad *topp*������ to r^  hght the stump of * cigar h* ha4  found in the gt������tter, "people think* lf#  real Christmas and doe* yer w*H, hat  this Woomin' fog upset* 'em. WcuW  yon unbutton yer top ooat to fit* a  chap Ilk* me * penny * alfht Ilk*  thiar  "No. I bloomln' well shouldn't!" de-  cl������red the butcher's boy with decision  aa he moved oft.  P.-C. Parker stamned hi* f**t on  the ea-r-p pavement and wished himself anywhere but where he was. Thl*  was his first experience of a J-tmdon  fog, for be had--been tn the Metropolitan Force on'y a few months, and he  did not like lt.  "Bloomln' 'ole to b* In pn Christmaa Eve!" he growled. "Only *4x  o'clock and yet 'ardly a sign of life  about the place. Why couldnt they  let me do a beat in the Igh Street?  There is somethln' goin' on ther* at  all events, even It yon can't ae* it  . proper for the tog."  As he had come on duty he bad  marched aloqg the High Street where  the light from the shop windows, th*  naphtha flares on th* costers' stalls,  the branches of holly and evergreen,  the gaily-dressed grocer*' window*,  and the rapidly-moving, and tor the  most part, happy-faced, crowd, did  convey something of that peculiar. Indescribable feeling that peopl* associate with Christmaa.  "Give ma Mugfordt" growled the  constable, as be turned and slowly began to pace his beat "Dont believe  in all the talk about London atreet*  paved wltb gold; I*v* only seen 'em  full o' slosh. Law! At Mogford we  knew it was Christmaa. teattvitl** wa  'ad, and���������beg pardon, ���������Irl"  An old gentleman bad almost collided with him, for th* fog w*a gradually becoming thicker, and th* lampposts in Acacia Grave war* tow and  far between.  "Ah, constable." said th* old gentle-  ,man genially, "can yon direct ma to a  house tn the road of th* name West-  dene?"  "Westdene. sir?" suggested P.-C.  Parker thoughtfully. He had been in  the force long enough to know that it  paid to be civil to benevolent-looking  old gentlemen on Christmas Eve.  : "Tes. that's the name. Absurd Idea,  constable, giving a fancy name to a  house In a road Ilka this. In my  young days a' number sufficed, and  postmen were much happier."  j "No one 'as a number ln Acacia  Grove," said Parker; "they've all got  names, rum 'una, too, some of 'em.  It's difficult to see names properly In  this 'ere fog, and as I'm walking along  that way maybe you'd like me to show  you the 'ouse? "  "That is very good of you; you see  I am er���������acting as Santa Claus." .  P.-C. Parker glanced at tbe large  bag ln the old gentleman's hand, noted  therklndly smile, and felt sad.  "Kids of to-day don't believe in that  sort o' thing, sir; they looks at each  thing to .<8ee if there's a label wltb  the price on tt."  "You are a very cynical young  man," observed the old gentleman, aa  with difficulty he kept beside him.  "Been   six   months in tbe Force,"  said P.-C. Parker shortly.  Th*    old    gentleman   nodded    as  though such an i experience were an  excuse for anything, and. then they  walked on in silence for a few yard*.  "I want to make this one-of the old-  fashioned, fairy Christmases for my  grandchildren, constable." he said at  length, "and���������er���������really I'm glad I've  met you, you see, I'm going to do a  little amateur burgling."  "Oh, are yon?" aald P.-C. Parker  shortly, stopping in his walk and regarding hla companion severely.'  The old gentleman laughed.,  "I thought you'd think lt funny," he  said. "Ton aee, I'm Mr. -Tame* Brit*  tendea, and I'm going, to star with my  *oa Chariee-for Cltrlstnias; they dont  expect me until -ten o'clock to-night,  bnt I caught an earlier train than I  expected from th* conntrr, and a* 1  cam* along Holborn lt struck al* that  I would give the youngsters a grant  ���������nrprlae. I'm going to g*t tn through  th* nursery window, fcmv* th* toy*  !"v* brought, go and dm* son������ewh*r*.  *n4 tb*n return to th* hon** and t*U  th*m that nnd*r th* t*bl* tn tb* aw-  wm tfcgr"*** find a lot of things that  *P*t^^*p*t*t^F    -a^4*s*-**^p   -WPP**"   **^*^we  *"Ow do you know Wr* goto' to  get In *o easy?" demanded the em>  stabl*. still regarding th* ���������Idatfy fs������-  tleman witti some suspicion.  W-T#j^jp   *** ^9*f^^a^^   ^^*^aQQ**w99^a  *���������������������**  ***vS**** 1^      *r***^  ���������ee, I want to startle my ton and ht*  wife a* well aa th* cblWren. I was  always fond of * joke���������b*. ha, ha!  What! I* thl* th* Jwmse? That* yon.  Goodnight, officer! Merry Christ-  to**! Drink my health to-morrow,  will yon?" ���������������������������  "Good-night, sir. thank you. slr-^  sum* to yon!" gaspsd F.*0. Parker.  gaslng blankly at th* coin which tho  street lamp just above htm disclosed  to h* a halt-a-soverelgn.  "lor.V be muttered, as h* rssumed  hi* heat, 'fancy *avlnM any snsplclons  against a generous gentleman Ilk*  that I'd Ilk* to h* one o' them *W*  an'~'alf-*Uck, I dont believe tbere  are any kids at that bona*. I've never  seen 'em, anyway. Now, I wonder tf  th* old buffer I* up to any little gam*.  Ill go and aee what���������curse the fog,  It's coming on worse than ever!"  He turned and w*lked back towards  th* gate of the house wher* h* had  left tb* amiable amateur Santa Clan*.  Th* old gentleman'* story about th*  children was probably a blind���������ho  had thought to throw him off the  ���������cent Then the half-*ov*i*eign w*������  bribery and corruption. Probably It  waa bad; he tested lt with hi* teeth;,  no, lt wasn't bad; but all the same���������  "Help!   Police!   Thieves!"  A dishevel.ed servant girl had run  to the gate of Westdene and her piercing cry came weirdly through the fog.  P.-C..Parker broke Into n run.  ���������       *       ���������       ���������     ..���������       ��������� _   ���������  "Bless my soul! They've altered  tbe room. Now .bow on earth am I  to find the nursery?"  Mr. James Brlttenden deposited bt*  bags on the floor and gased round tn  blank bewilderment On hla last visit  he remembered the nursery had been  tbe room on tbe first floor that waa  approached by a flight of iron stepe  from the back garden. Several of the  resident* In Acacia Grove who possessed the same arrangement need tt  as a morning room, and aat out en the  little balcony at night but his son  bad turned tt Into a nursery. Mr.  Brlttenden bad expected to have had  to climb through tbe window overlooking the balcony, but had found  the door unlocked, and ao saved himself trouble.  "If I go cut into the ball I may  meet a servant or someone and that  towards the door. I  Then lt dawned upon Mr. Brlttenden  that he was ln the wrong house, and  at the moment the fact dawned upon  him the worthy old gentleman lost  his head. The Idea of stopping and  explaining his position never occurred  to him. He decided at once that un*  leas he could escape he would apend  hla Christmas In jail.  But how to escape? >,  Of course, the door. He must leave  the bags and he must also leave his  hat, for it had rolled somewhere under  the table, and he dared not stop to  search for it. With ati agility that  few would have given him credit fox  possessing, he sprang to the door that  he had carefully closed behind him,  opened it, fell rather than ran down  the steps, and found himself witting  on grass, but enveloped in much a fog  that he could scarcely see the house  he had left la so abrupt a fashion.  The fog got Into his throat ahd he  ooughed. Immediately a woman's  voice rang but from somewhere close j  at hand: ' ���������]  "Quick, quick, he's In the garden!  I heard him. Oh, quick, policeman, or  w������ shall be murdered."  Certainly there waa something' approaching murder in Mr. Brlttenden's  heart aa, on hastily turning to move  away, he had collided with a tree and  senped about a couple ot square  Inch** of skin oft bis face.   '  ��������� form looming up behind blm  caused him to forget hi* injury, and  he mad* a wild dash in the opposite  direction to tb* house. Ho could just  ���������ee n wall, and to that wall he ran;  once over lt be would be able to ������et  away unless th* absurd row th* peo*  Kin th* house were making roused  whole neighborhood*  Ot gained the wall, took a flying  Imp, tnd sat, down more or lea* grao*-  tmr jnpon ��������� pl*o* of brok*n glass  ���������mbsdded-in mortar, *vtd*nt!y th* ref  mains of what at on* ttm* hnd'hera  9 harsh meaaur* to. stop th*-be*l$hfi*l  promenade of the local cat*.  Mr. Brlttendeh t*1t fbTlh* f*lth������s  Of th* past decade In Streathton ail hs  sat upon th* wall; h* mentioned it  among the many other-things In th*  speech that he addressed to no one In  particular aa he hastily altered his  position.  ��������� ������l see him, sir!"  ~ The unfortunate gentleman recognised tbe voice aa that of th* const**  hie to whom he had spoken, and the  very last man in the world that he  wanted to see at the prevent moment  He tried to pierce the fog and see  how deep the drop was on th* other  side of the waU and what sort of landing It was, but the damp, yellow-black  mist made this impossible.  The gleam of the policeman's lantern loomed up through the tog close  to him. Behind the officer were other  shadowy forms; there was the sound  of several windows being thrown np.  and many voices demeandlng what  was the matter. *=;~ :;"        ~-']:  Fear ot the policeman overcoming  the fear of the unknown, Mr. Britten-1  den set his teeth, drew in hla breath,  and slid down from the wall into dark-  . ness. ������������������������������������'���������   '  i He landed ungracefully but unhurt  on a pile of rubbish after almost a  six-foot fall, and lay there gasping for  breath and cursing himself for being  a tool. Never again, he told himself,  .would he undertake the onerous and  dangerous duties of Santa Claus.  "There's no fool like an old fool!".  , he muttered, half aloud.  "You're right, old bird," said a voice  above blm, and a large foot was  placed heavily upon his woollen waistcoat and at the same time a cry of  "I've got *lm!" floated out on the  evening air.  ! "That's the gardener at HUlcroft!"  he heard someone say, and then cam*  the constable's loud, hoarse voice:  "Hold bim tight; he's a burglar!"  "Pretty ancient for that game, aint  yonr' aald the gardener, getting a  grip   on    Mr.   Brittenden'e   collar.  be made a thing of beauty It treated  thus: First measure the width and  length of the box, then stand lt upon  two pieces of bright red crinkled tia*  sue paper that are five time* aa wide  and three times as long aa the box.  Bring the paper up the sides lengthways, turning it in about an Inch at  tbe top and securing it to the top of  the box with a Uttle seccotlne., Now  tie the paper at the sides with a piece  of thin, string, tying it a* tightly aa  possible without cutting the paper.  Pull out the ends and arrange them  ao that they form a kind of large  rosette at, either end of the box; finish with bows of ribbon.  This makes a charming centre for  yonr table; or, lf lilies are too expensive, fill a box with small growing  terns, planting here and there a  scarlet tulip among them.  Dainty candla shades could be made  of the crinkled paper with star* cut  out in silver paper and gummed on  to them, and the housewife who is  really artistic will have a touch of red  to correspond In all the little details  of the table service. Thia Idea can  even be carried'out with the ham frill,  using for this alternate ruche* of  white and red tissue, letting a white  ruche come next to the ham.  Largest Stock of Confectionery rruit ft Tobacco on Hill |  ; PHONE Fairmont 638  -Free delivery to any part of the city.  ��������� il.,*.,*,,|, M..tn|..t..t. i.i*i.'..fc.W..'w.w������*^.������~������*������~-    ������������������<.'..|.���������(��������� .|.���������..*..i..t">"-'������������������������������.*���������. '���������"���������������������-'������������������!'��������������� I-I*.  ���������*ii*ii|ii|ii}ii{ii}^^..^.^.^^^M*..*^~|^w{w*^*i**>*������^������ 'i'..t.'l'>l''V������i*'l''l'4''i*'l*������t''l',i**'l''t''l''l'|l''l'il|'t''l'il|'l''l'  * MACDONALD MARPOLE COMPANY |  THE OLD RELIABLE COAL DEALERS  Have now on hand an ample supply of the genuine  WELLINGTON  AND  COMOX  All orders promptly filled..  No increase in Prices  Try our Nut Coal-for cooking purposes. H  <*?^M$MSMfrl*.||l������}llfrl}o}llfr.t������l}M*ll|M|ll}M*ll*ll^  COAL  CHRISTMAS COMMANDMENTS  Dont arrive half an hour too soon  and Jocularly explain that you've  "come early to avoid .the crush."  Dont entertain the company with a  humorous description of the old f*n-  tleman you saw coming up the atreet  He may arrive later.  Dont always catch the same girt  when^ playing blind man's buff.' Peopl* m*y suspect that, yon can see.  Don't Attempt to do conjuring tricks  antes* you've tried them before.  Dont say, "I thought so," when yon  *re Informed tbat the mince pies ar*  home-made; It'a ambiguous.  ' Dont aay that the plnm padding I*  "Inst like mother's." It might be considered a poor compliment.  Dont say. "That yam of yours always make* me tengh" wb*n your  boat Introduce* ht* annual Joke . it  sounds like another way of saying.  "Chestnuts."   '  Dont sing more than half a do������*n  songs tn succession, because���������well,  It** had for th* voice.  ^pont, wben asked to take a glass  ot port wine, sip it, and then Inquire  whether It's port or sherry. Tou may  he misunderstood.        ���������    x  Don't, when conversing, harp on the  "ripping time" you had at Brown's the  other night It savors of odious comparisons.  'Come, stumble up, old 'un; you'll be  'appler on yer feet"  Mr. Brlttenden could not associate  that word with hla position, whether  h* stood on bis feet or lay on the  ground, but he did not want the gardener to uae htm aa a door-mat again,  ���������o b* obeyed the invitation to "stumble up," and had scarcely done so before the constable scrambled over the  wall and the light of a bull's-eye waa  flashed on his face.  "The chap I thought!" he -cried triumphantly. "The cove that guffed me  ���������bout Santa Claus! You'll get Santa  Claus. you 'oary-'eaded old sinner;  Christmas in quod���������that's what youTl  ���������st!"  ThC-threat and the reaction after all  the excitement aeemed to restore the  unfortunate old gentleman to his  senses.  "I'm not a burglar," he began.   "I  "Oh, no, it don't look like It do KT"  Interrupted the policeman sarcastically.   "Tou Jest stepped tn to see the  i time, dldnt you, and thought the clock  ' was under the table?"  A tall, dark-haired, good-humored-  looking man stepped up and peered  Into tbe prisoner's face.  "By gad, he's a rum looking burglar!"   he   ejaculated.    "Drunk perhaps, but not���������"  1 am neither a burglar nor am I  said the prisoner with dig  nity, "but the victim of circumstances  and my own foolishness. My name is  Brittehden, James Brlttenden and I  entered the house thinking It belonged to my son."  "But why enter by ��������� back door and  holt?" demanded the tall man. with  a perplexed look upon hi* face.  To an ever-increasing circle of spectators Mr. Brlttenden told his story;  It cost him a lot to confess tbe hash he  had made of things, but lt wa* better  than being hauled oft to prison while  Inquiries were made.  "������ut Mr. Brlttenden lives at Westdene. This house Is Oakdene," aald  the man who proved to be the tenant  of the house the old gentleman bad so  unceremoniously entered.  A woman ln evening dress who was  gaslng down at the group trom the  other side of tbe wall spoke up excitedly:  "I saw Mrs. Brlttenden thl* morning, Jack," she cried; "and she told  me that her husband's father waa  oomlng up from the country to apend  Christmas with them."  "Tbere appears to bave been * mistake. I must bave showed 'im the  wrong 'ouse In the fog." aald the constable sadly, feeling that he had been  robbed of the credit of a smart cap-1  ture. '  The tall man laughed.  "Look bere, constable, we bad bet*  ter go back to-my place and talk the  thing over. I don't think your services will be required, but no doubt  you could do with something to take  . the taste ot th* fog out of your  month."  . The gardener received a couple of  shillings and was told to go to the  kitchen for a drink, the excited group  of neighbors went back to cheery  are*, and tbe little procession passed  ont at the side gate and wended their  way back to Oakdene.  ���������       ��������� .    ���������       ���������       ���������       .      .  Til ahow you the way round to  your son's place," said the tall man,  after many healths had been drunk,  and Mr. Brlttenden had begun to forget bis recent troubles In the spirit of  good fellowship and merriment of the  season.  The old gentleman Ut the .cigar hia  host had given him.  "How about my two bags?" he asked.   "I ought to���������"  "I'll send someone round witb them  later," said the other, unless, of  course, you want to do the Santa  Claus business again, In which case  we���������"  "Not for worlds!" said Mr. Brlttenden hastily.  ��������� ��������� * ��������� 9 ��������� .  The constable stood at the end of  bis beat. Tbere were two half-sovereign- in his pocket  and House Coats  We are showing a beautiful tine of House.  Coats in Wool, Silk and Velvet; also Dress-  log. Robes in Wool.   All sises from 34 to 48.  prices of House Co*t* range from  $5.00 to 122.50  Pressing Robes from $7.00 to $25.00  These make handsome Christmas gifts for  ^usband, Son or friend.,  Call and inspect our stock.    By paying a  deposit we wiU lay one aside for you far a:  reasonable length of time.  _____________________________-_______MSMW '  Clubb������Stewart, \M.  309-315 Hastings St. W.  Te|, Sey. 702  ���������  The Western Call is Sow ut tiie  following Mews Stands;  325 Granville Street  Cor. Granville & Hastings (N.E.)  " Pender & Granville (N.W.)  Hastings & Seymour (S. W.)  Richards & Hastings (S.E.)  Pender & Richards (S.W.)  u  <������  Cor. Homer & Hastings   (N.S.)  "   Cambie & Hastings (N.E.)  "   Hastings&Columbia.N.W.)  148 Hastings Street, West  "   Main & Hastings      (S.E.)  Use Stave Lake Power  Those Industries are Better  In ultimate result^ which use our electric  power service. The factories or office buildings which operate private power plants are  under a big expense for maintenance. A  trifling accident may disorganize their whole  svstem ��������� more serious disturbance, with  attendant heavy losses involved, are not  preventable. Stave Lake Power is undeniably cheaper and more reliable than private plant operation. See us for particulars  and rates.  Western Canada Power Company,  LIMITED  Fines Sejtwnr 4778      6O3-6IO Carter-Cotton Bldg.  P. 0. BOX 1418, VANCOUVER, B  C.  1 I 1 * -1'I 1 ; t I it Mi ItHMHIIH   *H"I ���������!��������� ������������������-���������!'H ���������-���������������'*������������������> CM u,i,.( i 1 t.,|, Friday, December 19,1913  TH������ WESTERN GALL.  ,/a  Business Directory  Baxter 4 Wright  (Successors to Hutchinga Furniture  Company),  Complete House Furnishers.  Phone Sey. 771. >     416 Main St.  B. C. electric Co.  For Everything Electrical.  Phon* Sey. 6000,  Cor. Carrall and Hastings Sts.  1138  Oranvllle  St.  B. C. Telephone Co.  The Telephone  Directory, is  240,000 times daily.  Phone Sey. 6070.  used  Geo. O. Bloa*r  Jewelled and optician,  143 Hastings St W.  "The Home of Perfect Diamonds."  Bloomfisld'e Cafe  Best and oldest established Cafe ln  'Mount Pleasant.  2517 Main 8t Near Broadway  Buffalo Grocery  "The Home of Quality,"  Commercial Drive and 14th Ave.  Cleland 4 Dibble Engraving Co. Ltd.  "Our Cuts Talk."  3rd Floor World Bldg.  Clubb A Stewart, Ltd.  For Bpst Quality Clothing,  309-315 Hastings St. W.  Davies 4 Saunders  General Contractors.  Phone Sey. 943.  55-66 Davis Chambers, } 616 Hastings  Street W.  Kamloops-Vancouver Meat Co., Ltd.  Cor. Main ft Powell Sts.  1849 Main St.  Phone Sey. 6661     Phone Fair. 1814  Law the Druggist  Want* to see you.  Lee Building. Broadway ft .Main  MacDonald, Marpole Company  The Old Reliable Coal Dealers.  McCallum   ft  Sons,  Ltd.  "The Hardware Men."  Phone Fair. ,215. 2416 kain St.  Mount Pleaaant Livery  Carriages at all hour* day or night.  Corner Broadway ft Main.  Pbone Fair.  Owen ft Morrison  The Mount Pleasant Hardware.  Phone Fair. 447. 2837 Main 8t  Petere A Co.  The Reliable Bhoemakers,  2580 Main 8reet.  Pioneer Market  For Choice Meat* of all kinds.  Cor. Broadway ft Westminster Rd.  Phone Fair. 267.  Dominion Wood Yard  All kihdB of Mill Wood.  "Cor. Front and Ontario Sts.  Phone Fair. 1654.  The Don  ��������� ������������������-��������� Confectionery, '  r Phone Fair. 510. \ 2648 Main St  Dow, Fraser A Co, Ltd.  (A Trust Company).  Head Office:   317*321 Camble Street.  2813 Main Street  Edward Clough  Real Estate. Insurance and Loan*.  Phone 8ey. 2882. 441. Homer St  Tbe Grandview Stationary  (J, W. Edmonds, Prop.)  . Where It pay* to deal,    ,  1130 ConyBdrctal Drive.  tb* Irttb F������s������������*rs  of Canada.  ,   In Process of Organisation.,  t" W. Qowdlng. Capt and .Adjutant  ; ���������',1 Johnson vv ""'  .   Tb* Secret Service Intelligence  - Bure������n,  319 Pender St W.  8outh Shore Lumber Co.  Any Kind of Lumber ���������  Phone Fair. 164 1 Front St.  __���������_ '  Stanley e\ Co.  Mount Pleasant Decorators  Phone Fair. 998. 2317 Main St.  Tiedall'e Limited  For the Best Sporting Goods  618-620 Hastings 8t W.  . Frank Trimble  Realty  Co.  Real Estate and Insurance Brokers.  Phone Fair. 185.   2503 Westminster Rd  Vancouver Cut-Rate Fruit ft Candy Co.  All Fruits in Season.  Phone Fairmont 638.  2452 Main, Cor. Broadway.  Western Canada Power Co. Ltd.  For Stave Lake Power.  Phone Sey. 4770.  603-610  Carter-Cotton Bldg.  Western Methodist Recorder  11.00���������One Tear.     *  Manager, Methodist Recorder, P. ft P.  Co., Ltd., Victoria, B. C.  Wilson'* Dmjj Store  F. A. Wilson. Prop.  Cor. Main St and 16tb Ave.  Phone Fair. 806.  A.. Wismer  jeweller and Optician.  Repairing a Specialty.  1433 Commercial Drive.  __________ n  Kin. Young   _  Phrenology .end p������lml*try  805 Granville St, cor Robson.  tffMttt>*MtMM������ft������MM>tl������������f������a->������Mt������|M������-IMM������->������i  Phone Seymour 943  General^Contractors  I i^ ������ wimw> st. w.;  1MM������MMMMMM.mMMM������<MMMMMMMMMl.  ���������N  AREyOU INTEREST IN ....HETH.0I8H?  THJSNTHB)  Western Methodist Recorder  (Published Monthly)  Is almost indespensible to you.  No other medium will give you such general and  such satisfactory information about Methodist  activity in this great growing province. Whether  a Methodist or not you are interested in Methodist  movement   Send your subscription to  i> iwtfBrMetliofTitl-lttcor-ferP.������r.U^LIl   ��������� ���������  $1.00  -   Ooo Yomr  IKEtarHMkC ::  iHHMHII IHMIMIM IIMO.I1IH1IIM IIMItMMIM������  CHRISTMAS CANDIES  , ��������� EASILY MADE AT HOME  Fondant, the Found*tlonT pt Cream  Candies, May Be Made Weeks Before Using.  It is a great pleasure to make candy  at home for Christmas. Many kinds  can be made with fondant as a foun-  The groncby bachelor uncle doe* dation. This is easily made and can  not enjoy Christmas. For him it be packed in an air-tight fruit jar  means worry over the purchase of and kept for months in a cool place,  gifts for many small nieces ��������� and using as desired. The principal thing  nephews, not to mention a long list to keep in' mind is that fondant can  of grown-up relatives, who, a-fioord- not be made successfully on a damp  ing to his reasoning, will expect something handsojns in the way j day. This is true of all sugar work���������  of a stocking-filler, inasmuch as they know he has nothing to do 'jellies, icings and candy.'  with his money but provide for his own luxuries.  Not the least of Fondant  his Yuletide terrors is the knowledge that he must accept one of I Pour one-half cup of water over  the many invitations he receives to take part in a family gathering* one cup of granulated sugar and one-  and devour vast quantities o������ rich and heavy Christmas fare, inolno* fourth teaspoon of cream of tartar.  Ing roast turkey, plum pudding, mince pie, and other iiidigestiblefl, stir until the sugar* is dissolved and  which foreshadow dyspepsia. Far rather would he spend the day then place it over a slow fire. As  <_uietly at his club, but he has not the courag e of his oonvietions. : soon as the 'liquid begins to boil  In this spirit he leaves all hia shopping till the laat possible wipe the saucepan, with a damp cloth  moment on Christmas Eve, hurriedly buys whatever art&es the and cover the pan. Be very careful  busy clerks thrust before him, and rushes for his train.' I not to shake the pan nor stir the  Once among his own kin, where radiant childish face* bring baok syrup at any time during the cooking.  to him almost forgotten memories, Ids dignified deno-tment under* After a white lift the lid gently and  goes a change, he enters into the spirit of the festive occasion, his stick the tip of a spoon into the  whole being becomes impregnated with the joy of the day which syrup. If the candy drops and the  once a year brings its message of "Peace on Earth, Good will to drop is folowed by a thread the  Men,'' and aa he leaves for the busy scenes of the city again, he can candy is cooked enough,  truthfully say, "I have had a Very merry Cb_rietm������s/' RemQV������ *he pan gently to a cold  ' surface. 7 Pour on to. a slightly oiled  'platter. When cool, not before,'work  from the edges towards the center  and keep turning over until creamy.  Knead fike bread until the whole  mass js of one consistency. Drop;  into a jar, cover closely and: set away  for a few days to "ripen"'yy-.  When ready to use put a little of  ; the ��������� fondant in a dish, flavor -and- color,  Icnead well and then use as desired.  A drop of coloring matter is sufficient  for all the shades must be delicate.  For pink, use win tergreen or rose  flavor; for green, use almond; for  yellow, use lemon; for orange, use  orange flavor. Coffee or tea extract  will give its own color.  Edward Clough  Real Estate  Insurance and Loans  Phone Seymour 25*82 441 Homer Street  Vancouver, B.C  1TBLCOMB THE COVENO. SPEED THE PARTING QUEST.  ���������Pictorial Corned?  Christmas Cakes & Pudding  s  Christmas Candle*. n  4 new snd delicious confection may  te prepared as   follows:   Cut   rich  steamed fruit -sake into small star*,  Mangles,   or   circles   and dip tato  ��������� eet chocoiat* which has b**n melt*  i.   Tbla makes * dainty addition to  ..e Christmas candy box.  Christines Msn-nslsd*.  Wssb three qusrte of ersnberrles.  barely cov*r with water* and cook tw-  HI berries sre tender. Press throufb  a *!���������* and sdd to this Juice sad fnup  lis pound* of warm sug*r, two pounds  of seeded and chopped, raisin*, sad  four large, clean orange*. Tb* or  safe* should be mlnc*d tin*, tha* us*  jng skin and pulp, bnt tb* needs *boul4  j������e picked out Cook until thick and  turn Into glass jars. The orange sWn*  Eit be cooked until thoroughly ten-  , While cooking wateb carefully  tit does not burn.  Stir often.  Old English Plum Puddlnf.  Take of raisins well stoned but not  propped on* pound, currant* thoroughly ws*h*d one pound, suet very finely  chopped one pound; mis tbem, *dd  qusHer pound of Sour or fine bread  crumbs, three ounces of sugar, on*  snd one-half ounces of grated lemon  peel, a blade of mace, half of nutmeg  crated, one teaspoon of stager, half  iosen eggs, well beaten; work it well  together, put in * cloth, tl* apply,  Slk-Wlng room to swell; put Into boiling w*ter snd boU not 1*m than two  hour*. The cloth, when about to be  U*ed. should be dipped in boiling  wat*r, squeezed dry. and floored, and  when th* pudding I* don* b*T* a pea  of cold water ready and dip lt In for  a moment a* soon a* It com** out  of th* pot. which prevent* tbt podding  from sticking.  Cbristms* Fruit Coke.  Six pounds flour, three of butter,  three sad a half of sugar, on* ounce  sue*, two glasses win*, two glasses  brandy/ four pound* raisins, half  pound citron, six eggs, on* pint y***t,  small teaspoon soda put In at last  moment After t** take all th* flour,  esospt on* plate for dredging raisins,  s> small piece butter end a quart or  more of milk, and mis Ilk* biscuit;  then mis butter and sugar, and at 9  o'clock In the evening if sufltetoatly  light, put one-third of butter and sugar  Into dough; at IS sdd another third  end early in the morning tbe remainder; sbout 11 o'clock It light enough  begin kneading and continue for one  hour, adding meanwhile all the other  Ingredients. This will make **ven  loav** and is excellent.  Cbristms* Cabs-  One scant cupful of butter, two cupful* of sugar, thr** cupful* of flour  sifted, three level toapoonfulf of Idling powder, white* of eight *fg*. half  a glsss of milk, on* taaspooaful etch  of lemon, almond, and orang* ���������struct,  half a pound of blanched almond*, on*  cupful of shredded eocoanut, on* cup*  ftp of sssded rabda*, qusrt*r-pew*d *f  citron cream, butter, and sugar; add  mill* and extract* and balf the flour;  best all well, then add stiffly beaten  whites of egg* snd tbe remainder of  flour Into which has been elf ted the  baking powder; lastly add eocoanut,  thinly sliced citron and well floured  almonds and raisins; bake la loaf pan  ln moderate oven forty-five minutes;  ice with boiled Icing; form wreath  ���������round top ot thin leaves cut from  citron and small red candle* to form  holly berries.  Christmas Pudding.  The cost of this pudding need not  exceed 86 cents, perhaps less, ta ear  locality. All of the ingredients sr*  usually kept In stock In ovary pantry.  It can be made two weeks before using, If stored In a cold place, and reheated as long as It lasts, ft win  serve six persons. Two cups of entire  wheat flour, one cup of sour milk, one  cup of New Orleans molasses, on* cup  of seeded raisin*, one egg, one teaspoonful of salt, one level teaspoonful  soda dissolved In one tebtospooaful of  water. Mis all Ingredient* thoroughly, ������dding dissolved soda last. Steam  in a buttered covered mould three  hour*. Sauce���������Blend one-half cup  sugar, one tablespoonful each of butter and flour, add on* cup of cold  water, boll slowly flv* minutes, then  add one-half teaspoonful of vanilla.  Willie was struggling through we'  ^fe  .kU  through wev^^l m  story in .his reading &���������������������������.-���������"#������& ^a*..'V**!3  said the captain,".he r������ad. ^t'wa*;  not a sloop.   It was a ItW-^eT vessel;  3y the rig I judged her tplfe*^*"^.  The word was new'to him^?'  '������.  ^ *? J?a_l'  l -fi-Vx-  "Barque," supplied the teacher.  \ Still Willie hesitated.    } Ar ,v -'.'  "Barque!"   repeated ��������� tbt   teacher,  this time sharply.  Willie looked as though he had not  beard aright   Then, with a*'-������  hensive glance around the ckssi^'hii  Shobted: '   > v f, '.C,  ��������� ���������  Bow-wow!" "  aaam- yyymxyy-yy  *������*-; fit*  *. -j^'j  -sea  OEOA.R COTTAGE PBfcdbY^EItlAM  ': yy*>m^  ': Rev. J. O. ft|so_& PMter.  |8tervteei*4l^  Th* |Mutor wUl pr**cb ������t   yriic9k y' yy-'-A yyyy r'-y-:yy  Awim  yyymmxm  yXis  .���������������������������:i'v./:.vA%r-wl  75-fe-  XAM  ---������_-  xm������m  ��������������������������� V*-- * &   ^_r_-V*"  vmmm  UTVL^^AMJU0l)99HO.ni*  ��������� Meets ������v-rry Tussday at a.*.-*, la  LO.O.P. ban, WtMtmlaster Ave^, Mi  ViMitant. )soouratng hr-stlur^ eerctallr  laviud u'atteB-i.   .-:"���������  J.C.DwrKN.0^1_n  J. HmMm. V; O. MM  y&i<������0k  '���������   -'^'���������''.^NVp!#S*'  y.xyx;. Ay.^.yxfMUm  'yyryx;ym$Fmi  y:y.y-mxwyfy$m������  ise. flai. Mt t**mO.Ai9m9     .-��������� f ���������X^XAyS^iW  Oarnetrie Free.-Lf_-rofyyBr*i*ih:l^  1* located in {Gordon!* p*^.9t^^ryW^^^^  Main St snd 17tiJ*xeM^  the Main library'hanoiadX^^  mm  ������������������ ���������-���������--, ���������>:��������� ���������yy:yxA-'xlx--xy.iL.y:^yy-.yyxxytyfyX^m0M  yxyiykxyAWm  CHURQHES  ITT. PIJ_A*ANTCHURCn  Opt. 1Mb Ave. end Ontario.  Banrleas   Preaeblu*r at. 11 i  li it p.m. _ Sundar School  ���������Class at tM* g-*-_  BeV.W. JT. Sipprell. B.A., D.D., Pastor'  " ������. *M EwmIs-hO* Avemw, Wm  a.m.-aait  "   aad ~  WW-  vM������P������*������tU������<.  kMiw������o������r a '  l-cala-MMr.  JOHN*.  Ssrvtat  9*9.  ^ry_iy>7v#yi|--i#i?|  **4 .  '9&.*-"9f.  , a. c.'  xxxy?Xiiiff'i&  y -.. :-%^xyyx-M^  -  Try Our Prititloj:  Quality  r lilevirt Pi**������a������rt ������*ptiet Cb*f*b.  Oar. tfutb Ave. and Quebse St-/ ',  Pr**cbb^.*J*r-*1c-f~ii>a.n_<l>*a������ .������:���������������  p-n������   Sunday School at i:t*p.m.  fMter. Hev. A. f.fmk.t. e-l������b|A*ve., gs������|  CBSNTBAI- 8APT18T CHURCH  ���������    cor. totb Ave. end laurel at  ���������*rrlo*eH?5s������������btos at U a-m. and ������=������  p.m. a^sudsy *WeoT#t i:f������p.n������.  sr. michaevs cnuacn  ������_������_,B_-ta^w������yi sad^jprince iSdwnrd s.  Sundar ^iroTendwbls cia������������ at **���������  ���������, p.**. '  Poly Communion every Sunday at J a.~  Eveajns Prayer *t T:to p.m.  ���������aa fat wM IrtT Sundays at U an  aev. a. ������. Wilson, fifletor  fteetoiX.Cor. Jth Aye. end. Prince Iflo  lOceach 3 for 25c  ward St  Fairmont 40*-iu.  alert Adult Bible Class of Moua-  taln View Methodist Church meet* at  uo every Sunday. Visitors wW be  made welcome* 8. -lobastoa, president.  m  TAKE NOTICE that thirty day** after  the flrat appearance of , this notice,  The Grand Trunk B. C. Coal Company,  Limited. Intends to apply under Section  Eighteen of the Companies' Act to  change the present name of the Company to "Tne  UmUed."  .  Seaton  Coal  Company,  frown Suet Pudding  Tou will And tbls ��������� very Inexpensive  snd aa extremely wholesome pudding*  First chop four ounces of suet, aad  warm hslf a pound of treacle. Wltb  one pound of flour mix a pinch of salt,  one tesspoonful each of cream of tartar, carbonate of soda, and grated nutmeg, and threequartors of ��������� teaspoonful of clnnsmon. Next add tb* treacle,  then the suet, end six ounces of raisins.  Stir till all the ingredients gre mixed;  sdd a Uttle milk; tie in a scalded and  floured cloth, snd boll for three hours.  Dated at Vancouver (bis Kleventh day  of December,   A.D. ��������� I9lt.  TUB   QRAND   TRUNK   B.   C.   COAI.  .    COMPANY.  LIMITED.  vo-ruiai  NOTICE la hereby given that an application will be made to the Legislative  A-Mtnbly of the Province of British  Columbia, at its next Session for an  Act amending the Chartered Accountants Act, 1906, by providing:  (a) No person shall be entitled, to take  or use the designation "Chartered Accountant" or the Initials "P.C.A.. "A.C.  A..'-. "CA.**.," or "Ca.," either alone  or in'combination with any other words  or any name, title or description Imply*  ing tbat he Is a Chartered Accountant  or any name, title, initials or description implying that he is a Certified Accountant or an Incorporated Accountant,  unless he is a member of the Institute  4=  inting  Terminal City Press, Ltd.  l*M Wt stisisstrr Rd. Phase Fsirawst 11*1  Christmaa Fruit Cake.  Three cups of sugar (one brown,  two white), one cop of butter, six eggs.  Spices: One tesspoonful of allspice,  one teaspoonful of cloves, two te**  spoonfuls of cinnamon, one teaspoonful of nutmeg, one pound ot currant*,  two pounds of seeded ralstns, on*  pound of dates or fig*, one lemon,  grate yellow and use the Julc*s three  cups of crackers rolled line, one cup  of sour milk, one and one-half toa-  gpoonfuls ot saleratus, one-half pound  of walnuts; add one cup of flour and  one-half pound of citron. Pour Into  a large cake tin and bake about two  hours ln a steady oven. This Improves  with age. Frost when ready to use  tt I always put a piece of paper over  cake for the first three-quarters of an  hour to prevent hard crust forming  On top of cake.  Macaroni Soup  This Is sn Inexpensive and nourishing  soup, snd can be prepared at tb* short-  act notice.   Boll some nweuonl la  salted water for twenty minutes, strain jln gobd ">**���������<--<������������������* *������������������-* registered as such  It *nd *dd three ptttts of stock niosly  flavored with vegetables. Season with  pepper and salt, and serve. If you have  lt a Uttle grated cheese sprinkled on  the top of each plateful I* an Improvement  Refreshing Drink  When you have finished wltb tb* tee-  pot at breakfast fill It up wltb boiling water, and let lt stand tor a few  minutes; then pour the water off the  leaves into a jug, and aet the jug In  a cool place. When quite cold, iqueeae  In the juice of a lemon, allowing one  lemon to a quart of tea. You'will find  thia a very nice drink.  Honey Cake  Take two-thirds of a cupful of honey,  one cupful of flour, and three eggs.  Beat the yolks and the honey together,  add the flour and four tablespoonfuls  of cold water. Mix well, then add the  stiffly-beaten whites of the eggs. Flavor with lemon essence, and.bake la a  quick oven. This makes a very goot.  sponge-cake.  (b) A penalty for the contravention  of the above and the manner In which  such penalty shall be dealt witb.  (c) That the Institute shall keep a  Register of Members and providing a  copy of such Register shall be evidence  in all Courts.  (d) That Section 6 of the said Act be  amended by striking out all the words  therein after the word "expedient" ln  the 13th line thereof and by substituting  the  following:  "(a) Every member of the Institute  shall have the right to use the designation 'Chartered Accountant' or the  initials 'C.A.' and may use after his  name, if the Institute shall have  granted him a Certificate of Fellowship, the initials 'F.C.A.' signifying  "Fellow of the Chartered Accountants.'  and lf the Institute shall have granted  him a Certificate of Membership the  initials 'A.C.A.* signifying "Associate  of the Chartered Accountants."'  Dated at Vanvouver, B.C., this 2,1st  day of November. 1913.  COWAN, RITCHIE & GRANT.  '; Solicitors for the' Applicants, i  PhrsnalQM  And Palmistry  MRS. YQWm  (Formerly of Montreal)  OiVshf Praotloal -fleWo*  On Business Adaptation, -Health and  Marriage.  806 Granville Street, Corner Robson  Hours: 10 a. m. to 9 p. m  OIJPCUT  ENGRAVING-  ETCHINGS AND HALFTONES  ARE NOW BEING MADE IN  WESTERN CANADA BY THE  MOST SATISFACTORY PRO*  CESS KNOWN TO IHE WORLD  THE "ACID BLAST" PROCESS  MAKES YOUR ILLUSTRATIONS  ���������"- UTERALLY TALK   MAN.. ACTUKtO IN WtSTCMN CANAOA  By theClEIAMO t^tSBLf EmcC������L  \Mr   HOOP   WORLD   RIOC  VANCO UVl.* ISC  FOR SALE CARDS HERE Ay  f, X.  -���������' y  y x  yy  ggxyyyi  $s0AAy  'rnvxyy  mxxxy  $$yy  tvxi-.y  A)  THE WESTERN GALL  Friday, December 19.1913  ������.t..t..I..t..t..M"l-*t"M"M-H"fr-l"l"t"l"l"l"t"l"t������ ���������M*-H**H^"M"l'4"l>*H''l"l''i'lt"ll'l"l''l"l'll'lllll'  Wilson's Drug Store  J Main and Sixteenth  Phone Fairmont 80S  Bead below a partial list   These prices, are not for Friday and  Saturday, but are good seven days, a week and delivered to your door.  *s*  * ���������  Send us your Prescription Work ahd save money,  prices: .. 'x-x',  .  Abbey's Salts, regular 60c and 25c tor.   Allenbury's Foods, regular Si, 65c, 50c, 35c......  Horlick's Food, regular 13.75, $1.00, 50c............,.  Nestle's Food, regular 50c for...:   Benger's Food, regular $1.00, 50c for......   Reindeer Brand Milk, regular 20c........   Mlnard's Liniment, regular.25c.......   Elllman's Embrocation, regular 35c   Scott's Emulsion, regular $1.00, 50c......   Peruna, regular $1.00 .....   Burdock Blood Bitters, regular $1.00...   Plnkbam'a Vegetable Compound, $1.00..   Mennen's Talcum, regular 35c   Carter's Pills, regular 25c     Herpplclde, regular $1.00  These are cash   ...50c and 20c  ..80c, 50c, 40, 25c  ..... $3.50, 85c, 48o   ...:......���������.46c   ...90c, 45c   15c  ..20c  ..25c  40c   .76c  ,.;....7S*   .78������  .......iee  .......15������   .75c  *r  ::  Fonnamlnt Tablets, regular 75c.;  50c  Castoria, regular 35c    ���������        .25c  Cutlcura Soap, regular 35c..      ..25c  Hospital Absorbent Cotton, regular 50       35c  Lavonna de Compos* Hair Tonic, regular $1.25 ....;. ....$1.00  Ferrol Emulsion, regular 41.00  ..........���������.���������,.......^���������. i.:..J....._......76c  Ayer's Sarsaparllla, regular $1.00     ���������.......   85c  Brno's Salts, regular $1.00........���������...........   .......:...........S8c  I*ID rUlOp aV^iUswa ' OvC ^....,.M..������. ....w...m...........m.....A.M...*������. JOC  f. A. Wilson, Prop.     Formerly at Main ami Rroadway  .!��������� .-}��������� ���������!��������� ���������-}. .$. ���������$��������� ��������������� ���������!��������� -8' ���������$' ���������$��������� 't' ���������$������������������$��������� ���������$��������� ���������$��������� <������������������������$��������� ���������!��������� ���������$��������� ���������$' ������������������������ ���������!��������� -8   *M' I ���������!��������� '!��������� I ���������!������������������������$��������� *> * I IM * 11 '1' 1 '1 lit I**  ::  ill $ l| I $ I f I ������l ������l ��������������� ������r������i ���������������������* l������*l      .���������������������*_��������������� ��������� ������.��������������������������� *���������**<*, ������ ��������� ���������������������;���������* ,������4'  WARD FOUR  .������-���������  Electors Ward Four:  Your suffrage and influence are respectfully solicited  for the election of  Ex-Alderman George King  to ALDERMANIC DUTIES and HONORS in you? Ward.  He is no novice in the accustomed functions of the-  office, having served the ward and city for two terms in  this capacity. Mr. King invites an examination of his  record.  *���������* *������**���������* ��������� ii-���������*������������������������������������������������-  ������������������.������.������������������������������*.eio^e.e  ������������������������������������������������������������!  *mm*i������  #������������������������������������������ a ������������������������������������������.*���������-*���������������* ������>���������������������������������*���������   ���������������>������.������.*��������� *��������� e��������� ������.���������������!������������������������������ ������i������������������������������  WARD FOUR      ���������  t3e<i-tor������ Ward Foot :   y   x  . \, Urged by many ratepayers of -this ward, I have consented to he a carididnte for aJdermanfc honors doring the  jenr %9M; and to thia end wouI4 gratefully appreciate yout;  support st the polls.  9m  SCHOOL TRUSTEE  ^   ��������� ��������� I. ���������������������������������������������I II ���������   ���������,���������1      .   ��������������������������� M      !      Ll    ������������������   II       ���������!������������������     .1        ������������������ | I   III      ���������    ���������    III  JJl-actors of Vancouver:  your vote ancj influence ire resnecWIy solicited  for my election a* SchooJ Truatee.  (inquire the koiw. on Grocery)  Thanking you in advance,  lam  Yours sincerely,  Fred. W^kh  **9<*4}*9>*9���������������������������*��������� !'������'������������������������ 9"���������>���������������' ������������������������������*���������������.*>*>*} *.m���������������-������mma*<9*9*<*,*+<* i -.  North Vancouver  The revision of the voters' list,  -which has been taking place for tbe  past week, wa* finished on Tuesday.  There were about four thousand  names. Of these, approximately one  hundred nnd forty were erased-  Thirty-eight of these were agreement  holders, who had made tbe necessary  declaration when their taxes bad not  been paid. One hundred and ten held  agreements or deeds, which bad. not  been registered in the land registry  office.. Any person whose name has  been Improperly left off the list may  have It added by making the necessary  application to a magistrate to have  this error corrected. V  At a largely-attended meeting...of  ratepayers on the night of the 10th,  Mayor Hanes reviewed the circumstances in connection with Rice Lake  and the city. Reeve May of the district and several others spoke. North  Vancouver citizens desire to secure a  proper title to the Rice Lake lands  without delay, and passed a.resolution to that effect.  The preamble to the resolution  stated that in 1907 the Provincial  Government informed the* Municipality  of North Vancouver District that the  latter would be granted the right to  purchase the lands at $10 per acre;  that In 1907 the city had approved the  prior right to purchase the lands;  tbat lt was of importance to safeguard and conserve its water supply;  and tbat more than $75,000 had al-  variou* by-laws eT-teuUig b**k o~er> a  period of five year*, which *fct* ln  certain particulars Irregular, a private  bill wa* prepared for the ctty of North.  Vancouver by the solicitor aad city  cleric, and presented'to the countdl on  Monday night for its approval. The  bill was left in the hands of the hands  of the finance committee and City clerk  to be revised carefully before presenting lt to the Provincial Legislature.  ��������� ������������������'N*--.  Mr. W. J. Barclay has gone to lillooet to take charge of the "Prospector" during the Illness of the managing editor, Mr. Huna.  Point Grey  November's figures for building  permits are thirty-four, at a cost totalling, in value $75,780.  In the police court recent fines  were: .Center, Denver- & Go., for  driving an auto without number, $5  and costs;-C. A.*Bourne, for offences  in connection with auto driving, $5;  Mike Malioff arid H. Jatoff, $10 each  and costs fof blasting after sunset. >>  POINT GREY  At the last' meeting of the Ratepayers' Association, the telephone  question, which has been perplexing  the Society for some time, was the  Uve< topic of discussion. The reply  from Premier McBride, stating that lf  the matter was presented in detail it  would be taken up by the executive.  Formerly the whole effort of appeal  been, made through the Council.,with  the telephone company. "Now the  association will be dealing with the  Provincial Government,, realising that  the telephone coYnpany hold a provincial charter and that the. Government  are all powerful In the matter.  Two million shingles went up in a  blaze in the'dry kiln of. the Lulu  Shingle Company, Lulu Island,  shortly after 3 p. m.. December Uth.  the residence of Mr Nunn, directly  across the road, was burned also,  and the entire neighborhood threatened. " The Point Grey fire brigade  were there, and one of the fire halls  from the city was represented. The  engine room, wliieh was situated  quite close to the kiln, was saved by  'the combined efforts of the regular  and a volunteer force. Close to a  thousand people viewed the fire,  whose illumination was visible for  miles up the Fraser valley.  , The loss is estimated at $10,000 to  the mill, while the house across the  way, a total loss, is estimated at  $1,500*  ���������-'��������� Kerrisdale  Mr. vW. Blair has returned to Kerrisdale after a visit to Port George.  He reports real estate booming a*  tbat place/ ,  ' ���������   ���������   ���������  Tbe Ladies' Aid of the Presbyterian  clinch met at the residence, of.Ufs:  A. M* Stewart, Wilson road, on the  Uth inst. to make garments for the  missons of the city.    .  * > *r ,        ra  Mr. Pay, of Kerriid������le bakery, has  dispose*} of bis interests in tbe business in Kerrisdale, and left ivitb Mrs.  Day on a trip to the Old country.  Tbey expect to return to Canada in  the spring  ��������� ���������   ���������  At the recent concert in Kerrisdale haU the following artists took  f>art: Mr. R. H. Ear'le, Madame  Kathleen Morris and Mr. Hubert  Morris. Mr. H. Barlow presided at  the piano. '  ready been expended on the construction of an emergency reservoir. The.'  text of the resolution. wss. to th*  effect th*t the dtlsens urgently request the Lleutenant-Goveraor-lri*  Council to esrry the' agreement into  effect to the end that the city may  acquire proper.till* to the lands.  ��������� > :*:; y.  In order to validate fih������ set* <* thsj  present council up to tt#r r*ftlgn**'  tion ln October, snd also to ^*ke valid I Mr. and Mrs. Gordon of Third street.  Bbuine  A baby boy was recently born to  Mr. and Mrs. L. Buck.  Mrs. White received at the manse  on' the afternoon 'of the 9th.  ���������-���������������������������������  Mr. O. M. Philips, manager of the  Eburne Trading Company, has retired  from the company.  "'���������'���������'���������������������������'������������������ .*������ _ ���������'������������������..,,'.������������������  Pussy willows were gathered: in  Eburne on Sunday, and formed a  large bouquet in a handsome room. .  ''..*>  .    . '' .... L    ,r      '  About sixty persons were" present  at the social of the Ladies' Aid of the  Presbyterian church held at the home  of Mrs. Cook.  .     ���������  "���������   ���������  Two children of Dr. Doyle, Calgary, arc visiting their grand parents,  REEVE J. A. KERR OUTLINES HIS POLICY ON QUESTIONS OF TEE SAY  Record of Last Yeara, He Thinks. Is Sufficient to Warrant His Botnrn for Another Term���������tf ow  He Stands on Different Hatters.  A  ��������� Having been offered an opportunity of placing  my views before .the. ratepayers, I would like to  speak of a few things which I, think will be of  interest to all.   A-Xyy'-y ''l,'-;'-^.-  '"��������� . ' ;  '-: ;-  I have iserved the Municipgility as Reeve for  the past two years, and I am sure that all will  agree they have been ,the most strenuous years,  possibly, in the history of our Municipality.  Early in 1912, we were aware of the fact that the  financial situation was taking a downward trend,  but no one expected to see it come to the crisis  which it has during 1913, I feel that during these  two years that the Municipality has been guided  along in the .best possible way considering the financial condition. It is not necessary for me to  say that the financial' condition was not a local  matter, yet some seem to criticize me as though I  were responsible for this money tightness. It is a  well-khdwn fact that not only Canada, but practically all over the world, this same. stringency  was very keenly fe^, 1 do not attempt to say  that South Vancouver bonds will sell today as  they would two years ago, but is not this the case  with every Municipality in the Dominion of Canada? Is it not,a fact that our different Provincial Governments, as well as the Dominion Oovernment, are forced to sell their bonds at a reduced price?;��������� '."-,''  -���������-: Early in 1912,vwe were faced with an investigation, which, though criticized in some quarters,  I believe that the large majority are satisfied that  it has gone a great way towards putting us on a  better footing as a Municipality. In this matter  I only endeavored ib do my duty as it presented  itself to me.  The Municipality was faced with the litigation  of the Anderson Tax.Sale, which, through no  fault of mine or my Council, was, nevertheless, a  severe blow to the.Municipality.. I am pleased  to note that the whole matter of tax sales is  placed in a very different, .light owing to the  legislation passed at the last sittting of the legislature.  Early in 1913 the Council along with the Council of Vancouver city, went to .the Government per  titioning them to pass a "bill for the annexation  of South Vancouver to the city. You know the  outcome.  All these questions referred to had the effect  of "knocking" the Municipality, and X am sorry  to say has been made use of for such purposes by  some who should have had the best interests of  the Municipality at heart; but' I think we are to  be complimented on ihe fact that notwithstanding alt these adverse conditions the credit of the  Municipality,has been maintained throughout  ' and that we are in a position today to place our  bonds on the market* feeling assured tbat they  will be sought after by investors, equally with  . any other Municipality in Canada.  In -view of these facts I make no apology for  again placing myself before the ratepayers of  South Vancouver asking them to return ������e ������������  Chief Hafistrate of this important Municipality.  My policy ha* ftfwayf been a progressive one.j V  believe that South Vancouver "should advance.  We must not stand* still nor rest, as this would  mean going backward; butJ progress must be  tempered with care and economy.  We must turn our attention to sewering ttie  Municipality. This should be done in the-most  careful manner possible,'but we will be forced to  vote money for the construction of lateral sewerg,  A certain amount of "work will, no doubt, be undertaken, and is being undertaken on the local  improvement system, for I have always been  very much in favor of permanent work.  I am in favor of doing everything possible to  strengthen-our fire department. It is o_ke of the  most necessary things in a growing Municipality!  ----protection against the possibility of fire.  We must continue our endeavors along the  lines of securing a permanent water supply.  Very much.has been accomplished during the past  two years regarding this most vital necessity.  Still much remains to be done.  I favor the encouragement of industries in  our Municipality. Possibly not enough attention  has been given to this in the past, but something  should be done to encourage industries in order  to give work to our citizens. It is not a compliment to South Vancouver that its citizen* mtuft  seek employment m the City of Vancouver or  elsewhere,'neither does it assist in building up  our Municipality. I would suggest that a small  area, at least, of industrial property be purchased,  more particularly along the Fraser River, to be  offered to intending manufacturers at a nominal  rental.'" -'���������'',*.'; y'~AyA'\':'-::      ..-������������������''  I would also favor, the erebting at the earliest  possible date of an electric plant for the supplying of cheaper light in our Municipality, as well  as cheaper power, which could be sold to said  manufacturers at the lowest possible price. I  would favor selling water for this purpose at the  lowest possible price. In fact I favor anything  reasonable, that would encourage industries.. I  have always been and I hope always will, be in  favor of Municipal ownership of our public utilities. It is a well-known fact that cities and  Municipalities owning these derive from them a  very large source of their revenue, thus preventing the increase of taxes on our property, which  is never viewed with favor by the property owners. I realize that we must move carefully along  these' lines owing to the financial condition, but  no' Municipality should rush recklessly, even in\  good times, into matters, of this kind,*but the  time is come when we must give them serious  consideration. '  There are many questions -which I would like  to refer to, bnt as a number of meetings will be  held prior to the election, tlte ratepayers will  have an opportunity of hearing them m*re fully  discussed. In closing I wish to say that if returned for the year WH I wUI, a* in the past,  endeavor to serve the best interest* of all, always '  endeavoriug^o uphold the creflft an? digfcity of  our Municipality. ...���������       >   .v..,- i^-v  1  Mm o Wii  Tbat the early history of this province is full of great fact* and tragedies  of marvellous interest, .and heroism,  the story of which should develop a  new and strong Oetriotlsm. was pointed out by Hev. John Woodside,/ B. A.,  at the conclusion of hi* address on tbe  first white man who crossed the  Rockies, delivered In the Presbyterian church on Tuesday evening.  duced the native population, who had J New Establishment to be ready for  been much better cared for by the  French. With the later company,  whose base of operation* was on tb*  north-west of L������ket8uperior. was connected the Highlander Alexander M*c*  kensle. These Imperial pioneers covered the country, gathering information which m������ke������ our present ���������-"��������� a#*  possible. Here on the bor4er*- of  Lake Superior the company to which  the young Alexander belonged *t the  early *ge of 21, fogging what w*������  known as the Grand Portage, which  came into touch'with all the water* of  the northwest, aa4 **������*f:=tl������e Indian  access with bis furs to this trading  po*t.  In X788 Fort Chippewa was founded.  Here started the first attempt to reach  the Pacific with a number of voyageurs  and Indian*.   He Journeyed along the  After ��������� song by Mr. Duncan Cameron, and ������ song by Miss Wallace, .a  duet by Mr* Cameron and Miss Wallace, and a farce by Ml** Dowel! and  Mr. Patterson, all of which were  highly entertaining, Mr. Woodside  followed the attempt of Alexander! slave River to the lake of that name,  Mackenzie to reach the padflc, pre-jaud from there took the Mackenzie  facing thl* with a brief sketch of the River, which owes to htm IU name,  country at this period. land at length, disappointed, found him-  The commercial era which followed 'self at the Arctic Ocean instead of the  the formation of the Hudson   Bay, Pacific.  North-West   and    New    North-West     In October, 1792, he started again  Trading Companl s debauched end re* to find the Pacific.   Having camped at  hi* Journey in tb*v e*rly spring, tbey  toft this place as soon as p**sfbl* to  17������3 with six voyageurs, two Indians  and a bark canoe 26 feet long to navigate the Peace River. "iMftaglng over  precipice* where the elk h*d made a  path, by means of ladder*, on July  30th, he reached tha P**4������c nfter King  laland, just mlssing^Capt. Vancouver  by about two month*, and *eekig  heavy mists and fog*. After the**  had lifted he was disappointed that  because of so many Islands he could  not seethe Pacific. Ry means ot blue  and red cW he wrote the following  Inscription on a rock: "Alexander  Mackenzie, by land, July 17,1793."  The stories of the hardship*^ Mac*  kwsle encountered, tbe dlfllcultles he  overcome, the unique native* and  picturesque sights he saw, would  form several volumes.  The library of the Forestry Branch.  Ottawa, contains over 1,200 volumes  and more than 4,500 photographs  forestry work in Canada and else  where.' >  of,  THE BEST CHRISTMAS GIFT  The very best Christmas gift yoa  can make yourself, your wife and all  the'members of your family is a year's  subscription to that great paper the  Family Hearld and Weekly Star of  Montreal. It costs only one dollar  and its visit every' week will make  your household happier than ever before. No home-in Canada should be  without that great paper during 1914  ���������Every issue js worth the jnoE-e*---  where they will spend Christmas.  There waq a business meeting at  the close, at which the league pledged  themselves to contribute, the sum of  $25 for funds before.the close of the  year, at the end of April. "A. concert  will be given in February.  ��������� ������������������������������������-���������������������������.���������-  Lawyer .Tweedle, Mrs. Twcedle,  with their daughter .May, from Alber-  ton,'Prince Edward Island, are visiting their daughter, Mrs. Philips.  Mr. Tweedle, who will spend the winter here, is one of the first who became interested in rhe fox business,  and recently sold his fox ranch on  the island ior a very large sum,  Monday evening at the Epworth  league was in the hands of the social  committee, and a very pleasant even,  ing was spent. Last week's league  had a missionary round table, and  good papers were read by the following: Mr. Archie Cook, "David Livingstone;" Miss E. Lynes, "James  Chalmers;" Mr. Charles Lynes,  ������vir'fi:������m r_r������T-n  _   _.  ARE YOU MAKING  IF NOT��������� *���������  ^���������y.  Saturday, the opening day of our sensational 25 per cent, discount sale, was a  huge success.   What was the reason for this ? '  First���������Our goods were originally marked at a i*e^_LSonable price. .  Second���������With, a genuine discount of 25 peir cent, they are dirt cheap.  Third���������Chir goods are the very finest obtainable. .')._   '  You can't afford to let this money saving opportunity pass. Gome in and let us  convince you of the wonderful bargains we are giving every day. Don't delay���������Do  it now; by waiting till tomorrow, the very article you want1 m&st may be gone. A  small deposit will reserve any article at these prices.  Geo. Q. Bigger  Jeweler and Diamond Merchant  Between Abbott & Cambie "/  143 Hastings St. W.  L.

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