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 Provincial .14**. '   |  [' Subscribe to the  Western Call  $1.00 Per Year  6 Mos. 50 cents  Published in the Interests of Mount Pleasant and Vicinity  A V:  T. J.. Kearney .  J M. Mclntyie  A"    ' '-Faamal Director  T/J. Kearney ft Co.  Funeral   DtrMten  ���������^  SnibaliniKSa  ���������' At yonr sorvio* day and  night.  Moderate charges-  802 Broadway Wait  Phone: Fair. 1008  \  )LUME VII.  VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA,     FRIDAY, MARCH 31, 191$.  5 Cents Per Copy.  No.  47.  MOUNT PLEASANT  The secretaries of all Clubs  and. Associations (whether social, religious or political) as  well, as private individuals, are  invited to send in any items of  1 general interest each week for  publication in these columns.  Copy may be sent by mail or  phoned in, and should reach this  office not later than Thursday  noon to ensure publication.  THE   HISTORICAL  PAGEANT  At the Mount Pleasant Metho-  Idist  church last night  the British Columbia Sunday School Association   presented   a historical  pageant describing the method of  religious   education in   all   ages  from the times of the patriarchs  until -the present. Tableaux were  presented  to show   each  of  the  many departmentsof the modern  Sunday school and its work.. The  [first tableau   presented Religion,  [Education   and Youth   presented  1 by a trio from the Fifth Avenue  [Baptist church, then followed in  Jorder the Hebrew Patriarch, by  [the     First    Christian     Church;  [School of the Scribes, by the Mt.  I Pleasant    Presbyterian   'church;  [Synagogue  Scribes, by the Oak  j Street    Methodist    church; The  $epching of Timothy by the Ste-  I vest on Union Church; the Mid-  Ule^Ages, by the". First Christian  I Church; Robert Raikes School,'by  $tx Paul's Presbyterian, church;  'Reformation Period by the .First  Baptist Church: Second.Tableau,  | oy   Fourteenth   Ave.   Methodist  Church; Cradle Roll by the Kitsilano Methodist Church; Begin-  |;ners' Class by St. Andrew's Presbyterian  Church; School Cadets,  by   Mt.   Pleasant   Presbyterian  Church; Camp Fire Girls, by the  Central Methodist   Church;   David's Generosity, by St. Andrew's  Church; Missions by a number of  Chinese boys; Temperance, by the  W. C. T. U.; Adult Bible Class,  by the Sixth Avenue Methodist,  and the Teachers' Training Class  by the same church.  ,XMr, and-Mrs..ObesterJGL Davis,  of Alberta, ;are spending their  honeymoon at the coast, and are  visiting Mrs. Davis' brother, Mr.  Wm. Davis, 455 10th avenue west.  The new Conservative rooms located at Main street and Sixth  avenue, in the Ashnola block,  will be formally opened next  Monday  evening.  A union dance will be given on  Friday evening, April 7, in the  Eagle's new hall, Homer street,  under the auspices of the combined reviews of. the Women's  Benefit Association of the Maccabees. Proceeds donated to Canadian Patriotic Fund.  No. 11 Mount Pleasant Lodge  of the Knights of Pythias entertained the Pythisn Sisters and  their friends on Monday evening in the K. of. P. Hall. On Tuesday next the Pythian Sisters are  giving' a social dance, in honor of  their anniversary, to the various  lodges of the Knights of Pythias  and their friends in the same hall.  On Tuesday evening next the  Vancouver Musical Society will  have a rehearsal of Mendelssohn's  oratorio "Elijah," both chorus  and orchestra being present. The  orchestra will also hold its usual  separate practice .on Monday  evening. Excellent progress is being made by both branches of the  society and music lovers may anticipate a treat at ,the public performance . on April 18, at Mt.  Pleasant Presbyterian church:  ���������**:-  The Girls' Branch of the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Michael's  church is giving an entertainment  in the basement of the church  next Thursday, April 6. There  will-be an illustrated lecture by  Mr; J. Francis Bursill on "London, Belgium and the War," and  the program will also include several musical numbers. Mr. Bursill knows London - better than  any other man in the province  and those who miss this lecture  will miss a rare treat.  A general meeting of the Sunday School Athletic League will  be held in the Y.M.C.A; rooms on  Tuesday. next at 8 p.m. All the  churches and Sunday schools interested in baseball and tennis  are requested to have delegates  present as, this will be the orT  ganization meeting for the coming season.  Following is a list of the defenders of empire mentioned on  the third memorial tablet to be  invested at Mt. Pleasant Methodist church on Sunday next:  J. A. Ainsley, J. E. Armishaw,  Jos. Armishaw, Jas. Armishaw,  R. Armishaw, J. S. Black, D.  Broom, A. Glower, V. L. Cox, L.  Domoney, R. G. Drost,, C. Ether1  idge, R. Fluker, G. Fulton, G. H.  Goldsmith, H. H. Gregg, M. G.  Grhidlay, R. L. Harper, J. V.  Hartwell, F. H. Howe, G. D.  ��������� Hunt. J. C. Johnstone, A. W.  La'nglois, W. H. Miller, J. Morrison, T. Morrison, W. McGregor, W. McMorran, J. Potter, F.  C. Roberts, S. M. Scott, H. Smy-  the, W. Symington, H. L. Taylor,  E. T. Ternan, L. Westeott, F. J,  Williams, H. Worsley, A. B. Taylor, C. K. Fox, J. Gowanlock,  E. G: Butcher, H. F. Kerr, D.  Hazelwood,   G.  Powell.  The regular monthly meeting  of.J*he^JWomen^  Society of the Mt: Pleasant Presbyterian chureh will be held in  the ladies' parlor of the church  on Monday next, April 3, instead  bf on Tuesday as usual. This  change of date has been adopted  owing to the meeting of the provincial W: F. M.S. in Victoria  to be held on the 5th and 6th of  April, when a number of the local W.F.M.S. will attend. The  topics for the Mt. Pleasant meeting on Monday will be '' Central  India" and "The Indian Boarding Schools of Canada.'' Very interesting addresses are anticipated ami a large attendance should  result.          -  Las I Monday night a most instructive and interesting address  was given on the "African Mission Field" to the members of  the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Y. P. U.  Mrs. Hale, who gave the ad:  dress, gave a'most graphic description of her work'' and just  -the human touch which makes it  real to the inexperienced in the  actual work. It is hoped that  Mrs. Hale will .be able to return  at an early date. Next Monday  evening, April 3rd, Miss Dunlop  will give an address' on "Consecration of Time." Miss Dunlop is  a trained social service worker,  being a graduate of the A. B.  Simpson School at Nyack, N.J.  Any young people who feel a desire to make the best use of their  time, will receive practical' help,  as well as inspiration.  SPECIAL  MILITARY SERVICES  Special services will be held  in the Mt. Pleasant Methodist  church on Sunday which will be  of great interest to residents of  this community. The, occasion is  the unveiling of the third mem:;  orial tablet to members of that  church who have, enlisted for foreign service. The first tablet con--  tained 57 names, the second 38.  There are 38 names also on the  third tablet, and a number of  names are being held oyer-for a  fourth tablet to be erected in a  few weeks.. These tablets are  built in keeping with the color  scheme and design of the organ,  the names being laid on^in gold  letters. They are surmounted by  the Union Jack and Canadian  ensign.  -The services will be conducted  by the pastor, Rev. Dr. /Sipprell. An address will be delivered by Col. Milne, of the 158th  battalion. ��������� The tablet'will be unveiled by Col. Milne and Capt.  Meredith. The band of the 158th  will furnish both vocal and instrumental selections. Two large  hand paintings of the King and  Queen in their royal robes will  be hung above the tablet. In the  evening a roll call of the names  on the tablets will be made, and  all who can be present will answer. Those unable to be present  will be represented by some of  their friends. A number of men  from this church have already  been killed and a large number  have been wounded.  ���������"���������fc  GOVERNMENT TO GRANT  WEEKLY HALF-HOLIDAY  The legislature will endeavor to "suit as nearly as possible the requests of store clerks of the province for a- weekly  half-holiday, according to a statement made by Premier Bowser to' a delegation of clerks representing 4,400 storekeepers  and employees of Vancouver ,and* Victoria.  "The half-holiday movement has been active for three  years," said the Premier, and one result of the work of the  Labor'Commission had been 'that a weekly half holiday be  given, but there was difficulty about choosing the best day.  It was thought Saturday would be best, and he would have  liked the employers in the deputation to have confined them-:  selves to that phase of the matter.  ,4 " -     " '-      4 ' <*  The deputation appeared to be fully -represented. On the  side of the clerks were several department store company representatives, and two petitions were presented asking ..for  Saturday. -       , , x   ,  The. Premier spoke of ���������A^jinall towns where - matters  might be different from tho city an-d remarked on the position  of the mechanic employed all day all the week. How could  be buy his clothes, etc., if the stores were closed on Saturday  afternoon?"  "We are going to do the best we can for all," said the  "Premier:  from the representations made by the various speakers  for the clerks, it appeared to be the general wish on that side  tbat there should be a half-holiday on Saturday, closing that  day at 1 o'clock, and working until 9.30 o'clock Friday night.  This did not suit the bakers, who claimed they could not be  included in the new proposals without breaking the legislation now in force govering their business.  Tbe speakers for the clerks were Frederick Welch, Vancouver, an employer; L. W. Poupard for the Victoria clerks;  Mr. Bishop for the department stores of Vancouver; also Mr.  Campbell and I Mr. Williams, Vancouver.  SOUTH VANCOUVER  At an enthusiastic- meeting  held in the municipal hall on  Tuesday evening it was. decided  that the Patriotic War Fund collection in the municipality should  be taken on April 15.  A' public, demonstration and  exhibition of. work by the students attending the evening  classes will be made in the Selkirk school,' Cedar Cottage, on  Saturday afternoon, April 1, at  3 o'clock.'  The teachers and students who  have been attending the various evening classes at Selkirk  Centre are entertaining their fellow teachers, students and friends  of Mackenzie Centre tonight at  a social evening, this being the  close of the winter term.  Over 40 applications were received by the school board for the  position of assistant janitor of  Mackenzie school. Mr. G.. Campbell, of Forty-eighth avenue, was  appointed. Mr. Fitz John, janitor at Carleton school, has been  granted indefinite leave of. absence f 6r overseas' service." V,  The home of Mr. and Mrs. I.  M. Plowman, 1801 Seventh avenue east, was the scene of a happy event on Thursday evening of"  last; week, when their niece, Miss  Hilda M. Plowman, was united  in marriage to Mr. Frederick ������S.  Roberts of this city. Tbe 'bride  was assisted by her cousin, Miss  Ida Plowman., Little Miss Pearl  Plowman was' flower girl, dressed in white, and carryini^Tt'huge  basket of white' flowers. The  ���������.{room \v.-is attended by M.\ J.  C. Ilo.'ig. Jind the wedding march  was played by Miss Annie  Spracklin, ni^ce of the groom.  Rev. O. M._Panford performed  the ceremony, after which the  guests, including only relatives  and intimate friends of the eou-  ple, were ������ntertained at supper.  The groo-Vs gift to the bride was  a bcautii'ui cameo and gold chain,  to the In'idfsmafd a gold locket  and chain, and to the flower girl  and pianist gold brooches. Mr.  ami M������s. Robert*? will take up re-  sidjuee in Vancouver. J  Burnaby  r*AJ-^ ������*--  Fairview  The auditorium of the King  Edward High school- was the  scene of a presentation on Friday  afternoon last of medals awarded in connection with the work  of high school students in the  city. Mr. Mathews urged upon  the assembled students the necessity of doing their utmost to live  up to the promise given in their  entrance examination. He also  emphasized the growing care with  which employers select their employees and the importance  whieh they attach to school records.  ���������  April 7 there will b*a two concurrent debates for the Sears'  cup. The subject fixed for discussion isX'Resolved that the  attitude of the. government of the  United States of America in this  present European Avar is justifiable." One debate will be held  in Vancouver, the other in Victoria. In the former case the  King Edward High Schol will up-  .hold the affirmative against their  opponents, the Victoria High  School. At Victoria the sides will  be reversed���������King Edward arguing for the negative. The school  obtaining the greater aggregate  number of points will secure the  trophv.  Miss Randall, lady superintendent at the general hospital, is  leaving on a three months' holiday to recuperate her health.  The first British Columbia University annual is now nearing  completion, and the editor and  staff expect to have just cause  to be proud of the result. The annual will be much larger and better than in the old days, and a big  demand for copies is anticipated.  Much  mystery   surrounds the  death of Sergeiint Dr. A...C. Hutchison, a local dentist attached  to the Dental Corps, Avho died  about eleven Saturday night while  being taken in an ambulance to  the general hospital. As late as  five in the afternoon he had been  in perfect health and his deatli  came as a great shock to his wife.  Dr. Hutchinson had been employed in, the dental offices of Dr.  Milloy and Dr. Moody previous  to enlisting, and only a few hours  before death had called at the  offices of his former employers.  He complained of pains in his  head and when Dr. Champion  was called he was in an unconscious condition. He was about 30  years of age and had lived in  Vancouver for several years. Interment took place under the auspices of the I.O.O.F. on Tuesday  afternoon.  A public meeting has been called for this evening in the Fraser Hall, Fraser street and Fifty  ninth Avenue, to consider a pjro-  posal to establish a woolleii factory in the municipality. It is  proposed to, manufacture sweaters, socks, underwear and blankets which are at present being  imported into British Columbia  in large quantities.   /  Rev. W. Robertson, of St. Andrew 's church, Rossland, accompanied by Mrs. Robertson, arrived in the city yesterday on his  way to Victoria to attend the  annual meeting of the Presbyterian Synod next week, and is stopping in the city for a. few days  at the St. David's manse in South  Vancouver -as- the guests of -Rev.  J. R. Robertson and Mrs. Rob-  erston. Mr. W. Robertson is the  uncle of Rev. J. R. Roberston.  Central    Park    Presbyterian  church, Kingsway and Boundary  road, held an honor roll service  on Sunday evening at which  Lieut.-Col. C. Milne, of the 158th  battalion, spoke. Rev. j. S. Mul-  drew preached on the subject,  "God is Our "Refuge." Mrs. J.  Robertson and Mr. Bennie Crann  sang solos. This small church  lias eighteen members on the honor roll. A very artistic honor  roll card had been printed by  Sir. R. B. Glen, a member of the  congregation, to commemorate the  service.  Mr. Ewing Buchan, liquidator  of the Bank of. Vancouver, has  wrrten the board of school trustees with regard to deposits made  by the pupils attending some of  the schools to the effect that it is  hoped in time, under normal conditions and with the assistance  ii  of its shareholders, to pay the  creditors, but owing to the impossibility, of realizing the assets ad-  vantageousV at the present time  and to the fact that the bank's  notes are unpaid and the provincial government deposits have  priority, the ordinary depositors  cannot expect a dividend for a  Ionic time, possibly three or four  years or thereabouts.  An honor roll vrtll be unveiled  at 'Gordon Presbyterian church  next Sunday evening at 7.30. -  Coun-. McPonald, chairman of  the finance committee, "gave notice of motion at the meeting of  the council on Monday that at the  next meetings of the council lie  would propose that tax rate be  levied for, this year of 15 mills  on improved land and 34 mills on  wild land.  Lara Rodne was found guilty  in the Burnaby police court on  Monday of using abusive and improper language to a woman at  Alta Vista and was sentenced by  Magistrate Clute to60 days' imprisonment.  On  the motion  of Councillor  McDonald and.Coun. Murray, the  council passed the following resolution: "That the corporations  solicitors be instructed to commence foreclosure proceedings in  cases where mortgages are delinquent in interest or principal,  taking due care of the interests  of the mortgagors who may be on  active service." Reeve Fraser  pointed out that it was the duty  of the couucil. as trustees of public funds, to see that the conditions of the mortgages-were properly carried out.  BELLIGERENT NATIONS  The alignment of nations in the  present war is as follows:' "The  Allies": Frauce, Russia, Belgium,  Great Britain, Italy, Serbia. Montenegro, Portugal; "The Central  Powers" (also known as the Teutonic Allies): Germany. Austria-  Hungary, Turkey. Bulgaria. Japan is also an ally of the allied  nations in the far east, although  she is not carrying her part of  the war into the western area, or  the near east.  The Triple Alliance was composed of Germany, Austria-Hun-,  gary. and Italy. The members of  the Triple Entente are France,  Russia and Great Britain.  ���������*i*1  A  ������������������) I "V  I1? I  Sailor (who has slipped on a banana-  skin)���������Torpedoed, by gum!���������Punch.  mm  iMAM THE WESTERN CALL  Friday. March 31, 1916.  i v  "Handicrafts and the Work of  the Vancouver Handicrafts  Guild," was the subject of an  address by Mr- Dunbar Taylor,  K.C., to the members of the Women's Canadian Club at the Hotel Vancouver last week.  A short business meeting preceded the address. A nominating  committee was elected with the  following as its members: Mrs.  McAllister, of New Westminster;  Mrs. J. H. MacGill, Mrs. A. A.  Richardson, JVIrs. Robert Telford  and Mrs. Geo. McKinnon.  Mr. Taylor prefaced his address with a short causerie on  handicrafts in general. He defined handicrafts as those crafts  used-with the mothercraft arohi  tecture to make the house beau  tiful.     =���������   ���������������������������������  The middle ages were-the ideal  period for the' craftsman or woman, for it was without any  doubt the day of the individual  workers, a condition in marked  contrast to those of the present  day. Handicrafts grew arid  flourished until the beginning of  the,' nineteenth century, when  there came the industrial age  with the ���������-introduction of machinery'and in the flood of machine-  made articles which followed,  handicrafts   were   swept   out of  fashion and nearlyout of existence. This was especially true  of England, which became so  flooded with machine-made articles . that it was practically impossible to find handicrafts anywhere 'in the..islands. Other European" countries fell victims to this  machine fever, but none to such  an extent. Russia alone remained  untouched, ' and there the hand  work of. the peasant is in as great  demand as ever it was.    ^    v  English Art Workers  Toward the end of the early  eighties a revival of handicrafts  was- begun in England, principally-'through the efforts of the  Art Workers' Guild, which. later  became the Arts arid Crafts Society. The first exhibition was  held iri" 1888 and was such a success that they were continued at  regular periods thereafter. People at last had.begun to think  that the machine-made articles  did not fill the bill. The things  with which they furnished >their  homes lacked the indivjd^lity of  the article made bjr the craftsmari  and gradually, a desire for the  shand,made product began to  grow, and with the demand there  cairie a supply.  This demand grew until shortly before the war there were 500  Buy Vancouver Re al  Estate at these Prices  =NEVER AGAIN=  SUCH MCRIFICES  ..    LOTS  Fourth Avenue Carline���������33 feet near Trutch St'.,' formerly  held at $4,500, for $1,600, on  terms. '. ..Xvi-  Kitsilano^���������Two 33 ft. lots, cleared, on llth  Avenue, -for   *  merly held at  $1,200 each, for $350  each.     .)  Strathcona Heights���������50 ft. lot, magnificent view,  on  25th  Avenue, held at $2,200, for $750, on terms.  Burnaby���������Fine high lot, near. 17th Avenue and Laurel St.,N  assessed  at  $300,  for $90.00. '  Point Grey���������33 ft., lot on the hill, near 22nd and Dunbar  St., a great  buy at  $350.  Fairview���������50 ft: lot on llth Ave., nea'r Pine Street. Cost  owner $3,300.   Sell for $900.       '  Point Grey���������33 ft. on 18th Ave. near Highbury Street; on  top of. the hill,  for  $300. "* ���������;'"���������**  Point Grey���������70 by 122 ft. W 21st Ave., near Crown St.,  for $300.      |  South Vancouver���������A few Lots on 66th and 67th Avenue  for $70.00   each.  Burnaby���������122 by 122 ft., near corner River Ave. and Gilley  Avenue on the hill, fine view, southern exposure, for ���������-������������������  $225.00. .-.���������'���������/  ii_-_-:-_______^____u^x^^-^  Burnaby���������2.35 acres on Rumble Boad, on the sunny southern slope. Dirt cheap at $1,150. On terms.  Lulu Island���������4 acres at Garden City, cleared, richest of  soil. Cost owner $320 per acre 8 years ago. Sell the 4  acres for $700.00.  Langley���������5 Acres near Milner Station, has all been under  cultivation.   C.ost $300 per acre.   The whole for $650.  0   Gibson's  Landing���������10  Acres  on  the Government   Boad, 3  miles from   the. Landing.   Good  land.   Creek  running  -' through, all for $'350.00.  X Burnaby���������4.24 Acres, with long frontage on the B. C. E.  B. near   Jubilee   Station.   A   grand   property   with   a  great future, improved.   $35,000 was one time refused .  for   this same   property.   Can   be   bought   today   f or -  $6,500.  Coquitlam���������20 Acres   or the   very   best   soil,  21-2' 'miles  north  of Coquitlam City, half mile from school, light  clearing.   Owner paid over $500 per acre as a subdi  vision  proposition.   Sell  to-day for  $100   per acre   on  terms. '  Burnaby���������13-4 acres at Central Park, very cheap at $1,500.  HOUSES    X  Point Grey���������On Wilson Boad carline, neat little 3-room  cottage, on lot 33.7 by 298.9 feet deep, all improved,  chicken house and 'runs. Formerly held at $3,300. Today  for  $1,350.  Fairview���������Quebec St., 5 room modern cottage, fireplace,  built in buffet, pannelled walls, etc., for $1,500 on  terms.  Kitsilano���������-6-room modern house on lot 66 by 132 feet, with  fireplace* hardwood floors, furnace, bath and toilet separate, former value was  $6,000.   Sell for $3,150. |  Fairview���������8 rooms, hardwood floors, hot water heat, all  fully modern, lot 50 ft. by 120, on 12th Avenue, near  Granville St.   Owner paid $9,000. Sell for $6,000.  Fairview���������7 rooms, hot water heat, hardwood floors, fireplace, full 50 ft. lot, on 10th Ave., the best part, a  $9,000 home for $5,500, including a $3,400 71-2 per cent,  mortgage. __.  Fairview���������8 rooms and one on the 3rd floor, hot water  heat, garage, nice grounds, on llth Ave., near Yukon  Street. Formerly held at $10,000. Sell now for $6,000  on terms.  ALLAN BROS.  510 Pender St. West Phone Sey. 2873  Real Estate, Insurance and Mining  centres where handicrafts were  carried on, entirely* "exclusive of  the home centres. Although there  had been little in the .United  States to encourage handicrafts  until late years there are now  numbers of centres and: many  towns  have started  guilds.  An Interesting Incident  Mr. Taylor related an interesting incident to show how the old  spirit of handicraft survives  through all difficulties. About  two weeks ago he had a letter  from a friend in the trenches in  that little corner of Belgium that  is not under the heel of the Prussian. There before the door of a  little cottage his correspondent  had seen an elderly Belgian woman busy knitting lace as her  ancestors had done for many generations.  Taking up the work "of the  Canadian Guild he gave an out-  lirie of the work since its inception, the first branch being started in Montreal. Three years ago  the branch was organized in  Vancouver, and despite the war it  grew steadily. This is shown by  the fact that last year the Guild  paid oyer 70. per1, cent more to  its workers than in 1913. Since  'its-inception the branch has paid  over $7';000 to its workers.  X    The Canadian Guild  v ��������� e'-SX *  The Guild has fifty workers_at  present and many are depending  entirely on their handicrafts as  a means of livelihood. Mr. Taylor  pointed out this fact and appealed to the. ladies to give it the  support it deserved. It is in no  sense a charitable institution, he  said. It is simply a link between  the craftsmen and the public. He  explained that this year the government has beeri unable to  make its customary grant of $5,-  050 and consequently the Guild .3  depending entirely upon the public for iupport.  The exhibition ! of handicrafts  attracted a great deal of attention and the fact that, with the  exception of one or two pieces,  the entire lot had been made in  this province caused soniS surprise. There were some excellent  pieces of/homespuns, beaten metal articles, leather, embroideries and lace, brass, models in  brass and wood, pictures, carving  and perhaps the most interesting  feature of all was the display of  toys, which wore equal in every  way to the "Made in Germany"  toys which .^re now a thing of  the past as far as Canada is concerned.  PLAYING SHAKESPEARE  -_...  ^ X   X _:~: IN BERLIN  a forceful, vital, impulsive, and  I must say a likable fellow. He  spoke perfect English.     ~-  " 'Shakespeare was a great figure,' lie "said vigorously, 'a dramatic figure.'  " 'He was great because he was  dramatic,' I replied, 'arid dramatic, because he was great. All  great events are dramatic because  they are great and great because they are dramatic; And I  might say the'same of individuals.' And the Kaiser laughed.  "That was seven years ago,  and even then the anti-English  feeling was strong. The opening night the stage hands struck  and we. had to handle things back  stage ourselves. It was like that  all through our engagement, but  I kept it from the newspapers,  and not until we were ready to  leave did I tell our ambassador  so that he might know the truth  if the story leaked out later.  '"The Death of . #ings,' "  mused Sir Herbert, grown suddenly more serious; "At the< end.'of  this war we may well say 'the  death of Kings.' Then indeed will  come the debacle; then will there  be great drama."  "They do Shakespeare rather  well in Berlin, only they use a  little too much intellect arid not  enough intelligence."  Thra Movie Monarch  "Can any one tell me who was  the monarch who 'had long, black  curly hair? His name begins  with a C."  "I know, sir; it's Charlie  Chaplin." ;  Too Mufch Smith  Judge: '"^ame?'-'' XX  -V'  Prisoner: " Smith."   %  , Judge: " Occupation V'  Prisoner:" Locksmith."  Judge:   "Officer,   lock   Smith  upl":   -       x';;  .".'  '. ������������������;  * A Good definition  Sunday School Teacher.:;'What  do we mean by the quick and the  dead??' -���������/. -':"::X '��������� ' .-, ������������������'  Small Boy: "Them as gets out  of theX way of motor-cars is  quick, and them as don't is  dead."  It Ought Ato  ������e  "Have   you   seen   my   stick,  Johnny?" ;    * ,  X'No, uncle.";.':-\/, .-/   '  "But  I   left   it in the  corner  last night, and it can't walk."  "Why   not?   It's   a   walking  stick, ain't it, uncle?" ..'/  We are having a number of calls for five and seven room  houses," in different parts of the City. We shallbe glad  tb have your listings. No charge unless results obtained.  See our Rental Departinent.  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At  last^the Crown Prince said, 'You  must address them again, Sir  Herbert,', so I stepped to the  front of the box-and spoke to  them. There stood the audience  in the stalls with their backs vto  the stage and I facing the stage,  speaking to them. "Wasn't that an  odd situation?  "One night we played 'Richard II.' and when I came to the  speech about the death of Kings  my imagination ran away with  me, and I addressed the speech to  the Kaiser in the royal box.  "After the performance the  Kaiser came to see me. He was  Her Reason  The Mistress-XMy la(st maid  was too familiar with the policeman. I hope I can trust ypu.  The Maid���������Oh, yes, madam, I  can't abear 'em. I've been  brought'up to 'ate the very sight  of' 'em. ..Pa's a burglar.���������London  Sketch.  He'd Thought It Out  "So,"   said the   visitor, "you  intend   to   become  a   physician  when you grow up ?"  . "Yes, sir," said the youth.  "And why have you decided  upon the medical profession?"  "Well, a doctor seems to be  the only man that keeps on getting paid whether his work is  satisfactory or not."  Forebodings Fulfilled  A. teacher in a local school was  examining his class on geography,  and, addressing a small boy, said:  "Now, Sam, you havi. in front  of you the north; on your right  the east; on your left the west.  Now, what have you behind  you?"  .'. Sam remained silent, and   the  teacher continued:  "Come, now Sam; let the boys  see how clever you are"  Thus encouraged, Sam' blurted  out: ,  '' Please, teacher, a patch on  ma. trousers'!"  BENEFIT    ENTERTAINMENT  An v event of great musical promise  is to take place in the palm room of  Glencoe Lodge on Thursday .evening,  April 13, when an entertainment entitled, "The Sublime to the Ridiculous,"- will be given under the auspices of the Dufferin Chapter, Daughters of the Empire, for the benefit  of   the prisoners   of   war.,  The programme is being arranged  by Mrs,. Percy Shallcross, assisted by  ^Mrs.^Hcrbert���������Woodland-Mr j-Gordon  Stewart, pianist of the ' orchestra of  the Vancouver Hotel, whose rare  musical and dramatic ability is already well known throughout the eity.  It will be in three parts, commencing  with Liza Lehmann's exquisite song  c������cle, "In a Persian Garden." In  Part II. ^'Echoes from Grand Opera."  Many a pleasant memory,'will be evoked in the hearts of music lovers-  comprising "Echoes from Grand Opera, '' " Madame '" Butterfly,'' .'' La  Boheme," . " CaTmen," '' Cavalleria  Rusticana," sung in costume by( Vancouver "artists. The last, and by no  means least part of the entertainment  will bring to light some of Mr Stewart's topical inspirations, introducing  many mirth-provoking features. As  Miss Mollison has very generously do-  noted ,thc use of the palm room at  Glencoe Lodge for the entertainment  the expenses connected with the entertainment will be small, and it is  anticipated that a substantial sum  will be forthcoming for the prisoners  of war. -   - .    -..        I  FOR WAR BELIEF  Mr. Boris Hambourg, the 'cellist,  who is now settled in New York,-will  devote - tlie proceeds of his recital at  Aeolian Hall, on March 30, to the  Brooklyn War Relief Fund, and the  American Girls Aid' Society, botn  working for the Allies His programme  will consist largely of works by/men  of the eighteenth century, like Bach,  Handel, Galeotti, Gaillard and Lan-  zetti. .. He will also play a group of  his own compositions.  'Aime-Moi,' by Bermnn Bemberg, and!  'Tommy    Lad,'   by    Margetson,   "andl  Ronald's 'O   Lovely   Night,'   all     ofj  these  being  given  with   rare  artistry!  and showing   to a   marked   degree his  success   as    a    ballad   singer,    rather J  than in' the heavier arias, which were  Ins   programmed   numbers.       He   was  accorded  one   of    the   heartiest    ovations, that  has yet been given to any  festival artist, and he literally had the  entire  great  audience  at   his feet.'  ARTHUROEORGErSOLOIST  Arthur George, the well-known Toronto���������baritone, was soloist at the  concert of the famous Paulist choir of  Chicago at tlie Auditorium in' that  city on March 5th. ^.The choir is> conducted by Father Finn, a,musician of  very high standing, who was \ for a  short time a resident' of'Toronto and  consists of 125 boys and men, all the  possessors of beautiful voices. The  Auditorium, which has an immense  seating capacity, was packed to the-  doors 'by a brilliant audience which  included the famous conductor, Signor  Campanini. Father Finn had under  ���������his baton in support of his choir the  entire orchestra of the Chicoga Grand  Opera.  BALLET OF THE NATIONS  BELGIAN BARITONE  Gravenne, the noted Belgian baritone, who appeared in Toronto this  week, met with high success in New  York as noted in the Portland Daily   "Argus": \  "At the finish he received storms  of applause, and was recalled/again  and acrain. He vras m.ost generous  with    encores,     among    these     being  Vernon Lee's "Ballet of the Nations," a present-day morality with  a "pictorial commentary," by Maxwell v Armfield, introduces a number  of dancing nations, with Death and  Fear) Suspicion and Panic, Murder  and Lust, in one of "the vastest  and most successful productions"  ever produced by the Lessee of the  World, Satan. "Nothing very new in  the title," remarks Death, 'but one  that always draws. As regards instruction, long experience has taught  m,e that I can leave both my orchestra and my corps de ballet to their  own inspiration, . provided only that  they will kep" their eyes constantly  fixed on my baton. The more they  depart from the regulation steps, |  cutting capers according to circumstances, and inventing terrifically new  figures, the more they will find, odd as  it may appear, that their vis-a-vis  as well as their partners will respond;  and the more indissolubly interlocked  will become the ^ovel and majestic  pattern of destruction which their  gory but indefatigable limbs are weaving for the satisfaction of' our enlightened Stage-Lessee, my Lord Satan, and the adniiraticn of History." ���������-���������������������������_ [-Friday, March 31, 1316.  ���������'   THE WESTERN CALL  Xu  War-Time  J)o  you' make  your  own tra-  els?   Or do you buy them ready  bade?   A   wit has  'asked   this  [uestion, adding that those who  nake their' own spoil such a lot  f   good   geography   and   make  iuch a frumpy; use of it.   There  rrived, however, at the port of  ���������Jew York  recently sa man who  lias been around the world with  ;he war.   He went on business,  'and found plenty  of it,, due   in  part, he says, to the fact that the  Germans were not ^ble to compete for trade, owing, to circumstances over which* they had no  control.  Mr. Lesage came to New York,  on his start around the world, in  the steamship Lapland, from Liv-  pool, in April last, arriving on  the same day that the Lusitania  reached this port on her last  western \voyage. He was born in  Mulhausen, Alsace, the '* town  which has passed through many  vicissitudes during the present  war. He has a clear recollection  of the stirring times of 1870,  when Alsace-Lorraine was torn  from France, and is able to compare the conditions and events of  fortysix years agp with thoseXf  today. He left Alsace after the  annexation, and remained a  citizen of France, but latterly has  resided in England. He has a son  in the'British army. ,  Preferred Canadian Route  ' 'When I 'arrived iri New York  last spring," said Mr. Lesage, "T  had the choice of two routes to  Australia and New- Zealand* I  could go to San Francisco or Vancouver, arid, as I had not been:  used to-meeting enemies on neutral ground^ and doing so got on  my nerves, I decided to get into  Canada at the earliest posfcibje  moment. I went to Niagara  Falls and was very pleased \to  find that when you get half way  across the bridge up there you  are on British territory. And  henceforward, from Niagara  bridge to Vancouver, across thfe  Pacific to Australia and New Zealand, and back from Australia to  India and from India o through  Egypt; the Suez, the 'Mediterranean, on through France to London, across tbe Atlantic to New  .York���������km the entire circuit  around the globe I ^id not meet  a single German fellow-traveler.  u       Mistress of the Seas  "One scarcely realizes it unless one sees it vwith one's own  eyes. The British command of  the seas is an extraordinary  thing. Where can a "German traveler, go ? : He cannpt get on  board a British ship at Vancouver.   If there were an American  WHY ENDURE THE CRUEL  TORTURE OF TOOTHACHE-  WHYGO ALONG PROM DAY  TO DAY WITH UNSIGHTLY,  DECAYING TEETH WHICH  ARrA MENACE TO YOUR  OWN HEALTH--AN OFFENCE  TO YOUR FRIENDS ?  If the dread of pain or your inability to meet the  exorbitant price* charged by other dentists hat  hitherto prevented you having yowr teeth attended t������������ listen to my message.  IS ABSOLUTELY DEVOID OP PAIN  Be the operation simple or complex, it makes absolutely  no difference to-vme.  ' .        ;..-���������-  ORALTHESIA, THE SIMPLE, SAFE AND HARMLESS REMEDY WHICH I USE THROUGHOUT  MY PRACTICE, HAS ABSOLUTELY DRIVEN  PAIN FROM THE DENTAL CHAIR.  X.  ' X '    '   '  So sure am I of Oralthesia and its certain results, I say  to all my patients:  "IF IT HURTS, DON'T PAY ME"  j\nd in comparison to the high prices charged by others  in my profession MY prices are, in keeping with the  HIGH quality of my work and tlie,materials which I use,  exceedingly low. -- ,       X  CALL AT MY OFFICES TODAY  FOR A FREE EXAMINATION  Dn T Glendon Moody  Vancouver's    DAWSON BLOCK    Vancouver's  Pioneer Painless  Dentist  ���������  COR. HASTINGS & MAIN STS.      Dentist  Phone Seymour 1566  ship going from San Francisco  to Sydney, a German wouldn't be  allowecT on board because he  couldn 't. land at Sydney. He  might go from San Francisco to  Honolulu, but there would be no  place else' to go but back, as ,the  saying; is. If . heV proceded to  Fiji he wouldn't be allowed to  get bff;4:because the. ^British control; Fiji; "���������-'  - Apart from this fact, which impressed me more and, more as my  journey proceeded, the tremendous enthusiasm of the British  colonies throughout the world  struck' me as truly remarkable.  There is no doubt that they are  aware that the defeat of the allies would- mean the destruction  of. their, own freedom. But even  if they were not in danger, there  is no. doubt that they would fight  for the mother country out . of  sheer, friendship. Since the beginning ^of the war you may add  jto this feeling the resentment of  the Canadians, who were among  the first victims of. the new and  infamous method of poisoning by  gas.'. .          ~~���������':,  An Added Glory  "To the Australians arid New  Zealanders Hhere is the added  glory of their gallant deeds in  Gallipoli, tlie sacrifices they have  made, and which they do not intend shall be in vain. It was the  Australians who captured" arid  destroyed the Emden, the wreck  of which I saw off Cocbs Island.  It was the New Zealanders who  annexed, Samoa, and I should like  to see the English statesmen who  would dare propose handing back  this possession to the Germans  after the war. :  "The same remark applies- to  .Southwest Africa, out of which  the Germans have been cleared  by General Botha, who only a  few years tgo was fighting ,__the  British. The- loyalty of the  Boers to the "British Empire is  due to the wise policy of giving  them independent government  This is the thing which the Germans never would understand,  and explains the loyalty of Ireland as well.    '������       ���������  India's Loyal Attitude  v ~< ���������...'���������  "The next striking fact to me  was the peaceful and loyal attitude of the people in India,  where revolution is expected by  Germany every houri I dare say  somebody has been"paid by the  Germans for bringing about such  revolution, but up to now there  has been no delivery of goods. I  traveled from feombay right to  Khyber Pass, which leads into  Afghanistanrand I found the-na-  tives intelligent enough to appreciate the beneficence of- British  rule,4mperf.ect though it may be,  and to know they' 'would be a  great deal -worse off under German rule.  *> *'' In the course of my visit to  India, I stopped at such places as  Peshawar, Lahore, Delhi, Agra,  and Cawnpore. There had been  a small uprising in Ceylon a weel  before I arrived, in September  last, but this was promptly suppressed, and the natives again  seemed most friendly within a  week afterward. Among native  races who were fighting for the  cause of civilization against barbarism, it was quaint to find the  Fiji Islanders and the Maoris (lm-  tives of New Zealand). Among  the latter, a very democratic  people, I was surprised to hear  one young man referred to as a  'low-class Maori.' On my express  ing surprise, and asking what  constituted a low-class Maori, I  was told that there were only two  classes of Maoris, the high class  being those who fight and the low  class being those who do not  fight. Of course, I found the Northern. Indians magnificent, sol  diers, on whose loyalty the Brit  ish officers can absolutely rely.  French Have Confidence     i  "On my return- through the  Mediterranean I landed at Marseilles, which might have been  mistaken for a British port, as  there were on   that   day about  50,000 British troops there, all on  their way to Saloniki. Mos; of  them had come from the north of  France, where they had boei* m  the trenches for many months,  and both among the British and  the French I found the utmost enthusiasm and feeling  of- certainty that the Germans were beaten. The French  people nave the utmost confidence  in their own government and in  .General Joffre, and they know  that on this occasion it must be  a war to a finish, that a patched-  up peace is inconceivable. They  have made tremendous sacrifices,  and are not prepared to undergo  another forty years of nightmare  such as they have gone through.  "As for the British people, they  are even more incensed against  the Germans, chiefly on account  of the baby-killing raids on the  east coast, and the zeppelin raids  over London and some country  districts. Of the effects of these  raids I can speak with first-hand  knowledge, as we had''one zeppelin over my house in London.  The military effects have been  absolutely nil. Of public works  not a single one of any importance has been touched in London or any where else. '���������������������������,.  Shocked at Neutrality  "When I started on my trip  around   the world   the coast   of  England  was  infested with submarines.   We took no notice of  them. At that time, although the  war had been on for almost nine  months, the traffic in and out of  British   ports "was   200   vessels  every    day ��������� 6,000    vessels    a  month.    So when we heard of one  British   vessel  sunk���������filled  with  potatoes or cabbage���������it  made a  line in  the newspapers^  but  nobody eared a rap."  ; "AVhat do they think of American opinion in Europe ?'' Mr: Lesage >ues asked. V _.,.''..  "I must tell you candidly," he  replied, "'that  most  of  us "were  shocked at your Enaction    when  the   neutrality of   Belgium was  violated in such murderous manner.     Many people thought that  the bulk of Americans cared only  for  dollars and  business.  I   am  happy to find that the large majority   of   the   American people  are behind the allies with all their  heart."  HOW ABOUT  V  ADVERTISING  in the TELEPHONE  r  DIRECTORY?  \  Did you see that letter in the dkily papers  from a satisfied advertiser in the telephone  directory?  *v  He declared there was no other medium  like it, and has contracted for his space for  two years ahead.  If you advertise, consider the directory,  which gives you city and country circulation, in the home and the office���������in short,  it covers the whole Lower Mainland thoroughly and completely.  British Co/umhia Telephone  Company, limited  WILL STAMP OUT  TUBERCULOSIS PLAGUE  /That^tuberculosis can be as effectively stamped out "as leprosy is the substance of a report  made on: Thursdayxlast at" the  annual meeting of the Anti-Tuberculosis Society of British Columbia by Dr. Vrooman. His.rem-  edy lies in the following points:  'If the province will spend 20  per cent, of the economic loss annually in a'-well directed campaign within ten years or less the  death rate would be reduced by  one half whereas the province by  its efforts today was simply holding the death rate at a stationary point.  "If, the province of British  Columbia would provide beds fpr  the treatment of tuberculosis  equal to the number of deaths,  viz., 400.  "If, in eacli of the larger centres dispensaries in charge of  visiting nurses were established,  so that advanced cases could be  sought and isolated, ,and incipient  cases diagnosed early.  'If, open air schools and preventoriums were established for  tubercular and anaemic children.  "If food, particularly milk,  Averemade safe from infection  from tuberculosis bacilli.  "If the existing laws regarding notification, fumigation of infected houses, anti-spitting bylaws and health regulations generally were strictly enforced.  "If, a campaign of education  as to the benefits of fresh air, the  early symptoms of disease, etc.,  were carried on in the schools.  "If, these things were done it  is   as-certain   as���������that   tubercle  Vancouver Engineering Works, Ltd.  ENGINEERS,   MACHINISTS  IRON & STEEL FOUNDERS  519 Sixth Ave. West.  Vancouver, JJ. 0.  bacilli are killed by sunlight and  fresh air���������that the death rate  from this dread disease could be  reduced by, one-half within a decade at least, and within a few  generations become as rare as  leprosy."  The following officers and directors were elected: Honorary  president, Hon. James Dunsmuir;  president, Dr. Wesbrook; vice-  president, R. Marpole; vice-president, W. Gray; hon. treasurer,  H. C. Chiene; hon. secretary,. Dr.  A. P; Proctor.  Directors: Dr. C. H. Gatewood,  EdwardXVIahonr WXHepburnrEv  L. Webber, J. C. Shaw, Dr. A.  Cumming,. all of Vancouver; F.  F. Busteed, J. Gill, of Kamloops;  A. H. Skey, A. EXPlanta, J. M.'  Rudd, of Nanaimo; D. S. Curtis, and G. D. Brymner, of. New  Westminster; G: H. Dawson, Victoria.  _ Directors appointed by the provincial  government Avere Dr.  R.  E. McKechnie,   Vancouver;   W.  F. Wood and E. Fisher, of Kamloops.  A  PEASANT  GIRL'S  RUSE  Among a party of Letts who have  succeded in escaping from a village in  Courland, now occupied by the Germans, is a girl of seventeen, who has  been rewarded for a great deed of  bravery with the St. George's Cross,  says The Telegraph 's Petrograd correspondent.  A small German ,detachment marched on to the farm owned by this  girl's father. Sentries'were left outside to keep watch on a hill quite  close while the, rest entered the house  and prepared to have a good time.  The young German lieutenant turned  to the girl with the order to get wine  at any cost ��������� as their suply had run  short. She was told that unless- she  fulfilled the order the house would be  set on lire and she herself subjected  to   violence.  "There were two barrels of heavy  old liquor made of spirits and berries  in the cellar, and a bright idea struck  the girl. Before giving them the cordial she dropped into it some powder  made of bluebells, which brings on  heavy drowsiness. The first barrel  was soon emptied, and the demand  came for more. The second barrel  contained a double portion of the powder, and the Germans soon began to  roll on to the floor, one after another.  ��������� V  "Seeing her enemies helpless around  the barrel she filled a .bowl with the  liquor, took it out to the sentries, who  stood freezing in the cold, and gave  it them; to drink, incidentally mentioning that she was fulfilling the officer's  orders. The bowl was soon emptied..,  She then returned to the house and  carefully disarmed the: soldiers, who,  sunk in heavy slumber, lay about in  different attitudes, and hid their weapons deep in the cellar. Meantime her  father was fastening with ropes the  limbs of the insensible Germans.  "Having accomplished her task  with the prisoners, the girl proceeded  to find her way out to the Russian  positions. Following forest paths and  making her way through, swamps, she  finally reached a Siberian outpost.  " 'I have disarmed and tied up  twenty German^soldiers -and - one officer; hasten and take them prisoners,'  were the . excited words with which  the girl addressed the head officer of  the Siberian Rifles. The soldiers were  amazed at the audacity of the young  Lett, and could hardly believe her  story. However, she persuaded them  to follow her and when they reached  the farm they found the Germans still  fast locked in their drunken sleep.  Several pails of ice-cold water flung in  the faces of the sleepers soon roused  them, to tlie grim realities of their  situation. To their bewilderment they  found that they were no longer soldiers of the German army, but prisoners of the Russians.  "The brave girl was brought into  the presence of the commanding General who shook hands with her, thanked her for her heroic deed and promised to make a report on it to the  higher military authorities. This was  done, and as a reward for. her service she received the much-coveted decoration which signifies valor in the  Russian  army."  A Lack of Proof  An English publican was prosecuted in London recently for, selling a  bottle of whiskey during prohibited  hours. A bottle of whiskey sim.ilar  to that sold was produced as evidence.  The jury heard the evidence anl  retired to the jury room. They presently   returned.  "My lord,'-* said the foreman, "the  jury are quite satisfied as to the sale  of tlie bottle, but they are not sure  of its contents. May they have the  bottle   to   satisfy themselves?"  "Certainly," declared the judge.  After a brief period the jury filed  into   the   box    again.  "Well, gentlemen, have you reached  a   decision?"   asked the  judge.  "No case, my lord," said the foreman. "There was not enough evidence  to go around."���������From the New York  Times. ���������' .      *.  ^,  -V  V  WESTERN CALL, $1.00 a Year. THE lyESTEgN  CALL  Friday, March 31, 1916;  /  THE WESTERN GALL  PUBLISHED EVERY FRIDAY  :--',       ..    .By the A      -  McConnells, Publishers, Limited   .  Head Office:  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  Telephone: Fairmont 1140  v Subscription: One Dollar a Year in  Advance. $1.50 Outside Canada.  Evan W. Sexsmith, Editor  WHAT OP  THE SEA  FIGHT?  Judging by the vague-rumors  which are reaching the press of  this country, a great naval fight  is rapidly becoming imminent.  This 4 is the fight for which the  whole world has been waiting  ever since August 4th, 1914.  Germany's naval preparations  were so patent at the outset of  Avar, indeed to the observant person they were apparent during  T the ten years' preceding that it  was to be expected that the initial stages of the war would witness a giant demonstration of  what the German High Sea Fleet  could do.  -It is only now .that the public  is beginning to understand and  appreciate what actually did happen and to realize the omnipotence of the British Grand Fleet,  aided by her various auxiliary  fleets. Their work has 'been so  silent that it is only by the results that we are able to* form any  conception .of , the treniehdous  part which the British navy" has  been playing in this war, and of  its power to direct the trend of  events. Competent writers, who  have been eye-witnesses of the  sea drama; tell Us that the British  seamen/ have been indefatigable  in keeping the seas cleared of the  ships and submarines of the central powers, and safeguarding  the ocean highways for the  transportation of soldiers and  urgent supplies for the aljlies.  "They have been sweeping, away  the mines1 in the North Sea and  English .Channel and trapping iri  their nets the German - submarines whose object was to prey on  commerce. And their> destroyers, light cruisers and seaplanes  have guarded, with wonderful  efficiency, the successful transportation of British, French and  overseas troops. Their work has  been a most decisive factor in determining the course of events  in the whole field of the war! But  for it Germany would undoubtedly be today the mistress of continental Europe and her heavy  artillery, mounted in a lofty position behind Calais, would control the^Qh^nnerandt^'.^Kai.^:.  would be a greater figure in  world history than ever Napoleon  in his wildest dreams hoped to  be.  But the danger at sea is not  yet entirely eliminated. Britain's  command of the seas has not  been finally challenged by the  German grand fleet, but there are  growing indications of an attempt to do so. The Germans  are once more vaunting the glories of "The Day" in which they  are to wrest from Britain her supremacy of. the seas, a day which  they toasted with so much assurance at the beginning of the  conflict. But, as the public  knows, "The Day," through no  fault of their own, lost its pristine significance, and, after a few  brief, bloody encounters, with  varying fortunes on both sides,  Great Britain's cumulative victories f strengthened her position  as mistress of the seas,, and German naval effort became reduced  to a policy of ��������� attrition, in-which  the massacre of non-combatants  was the predominating feature.  The thinking men in Germany  have awakened to the realization  of, the harm done to their cause  by such n policy of attrition.  German public sentiment" is-undergoing a revolution. They are  dissatisfied with tlie inaction of  their navy, and complaints are  being made that the soldiers are  bearing all the brunt of the war.  This, no doubt, is the true reason  fbr Von Tirpitz' retirement. The  Germans are crying for action  arid.'-.it now looks as though they  would Avelcome the risks of a  decisive sea, fight rather than  keep, their fine modern fleet in a  state of. inactivity until the end  of the Avar. As the celebrated  American naval expert once said,  the German Grand Fleet will only  leave the Avaters of the Kiel  canal Avhen forced to do so by  the public sentiment of the Fatherland, and that day is uoav  approaching.  In what manner they hope to  gain a decisive victory can only  be imagined. Certainly not by  superiority of numbers, greater  skill or greater courage than  the British. If they ever did  win a victory it Avould be through  resort to that craft and treachery for which they are already  noted, and through the medium  of their mines and zeppelins and  any other Machiavellian device  which they are capable of inventing. c  But, even then, such a possibility seems unlikely so long as  right is might-and the British are  British. And there is no question but that, Avhile the British fleet retains command of the  high.seas, Germany -will be obliged to OAvn, as Napoleon did a  century ago, that military power  is no match in a struggle for  world dominion with the sea  power of an impregnable island  kingdom, and that the Avar, in its  wider application, must be an  absolute failure.  THE   WEEKLY   HALF-  HOLIDAY  The proposal to make Saturday  afternoon a compulsory half-holiday throughout British Columbia  is one that carries with it undoubted benefits for the -working  classes of the province, while at  the same time it may involve a  measure of injustice* to the, proprietors of certain stores and cer-  tairi lines of business. The half-  holiday movement is not by any  means a new one, having been  active for over three\ years. It  is quite evidently the wish of the  majority of the clerks that the  closing hour be made. 1 p.m. on  Saturdays, the stores to remain  open instead until 9.30 p.m. Fridays. This would interfere with  many lines of business, however,  notably with the bakers, who  could scarcely be included in  such a proposal without breaking the legislation already . in  force governing their business;  There is a very strong feeling  among-"^eertain^; 'storekeepers  against being coerced, as they  call it, into closing their places  of business at a particular hour,  believing, as they do, that all the  requirements of justice would be  met if the clerks were given a  half-holiday in each week, the  day to be at the discretion of  their employers. This would  seem to be a fair minded vieAv  of the matter, as the proprietor  of- the store, Avho has to pay the  rent, taxes and clerk hire, is  manifestly entitled to keep his  place of' business open on all  lawful days.  Perhaps, in questions: like this,  that touch the public interest  from so many points, a general  plebiscite woukU solve the difficulty in the fairest manner.  disposition, on the part of^^se-  holders to cultivate "a, garden.X  This has been fostered; -and enf  couraged by the flower;; jshowsX-  now an established department of  annual exhibition���������and by the  awarding of prizes for the^best  kept gardens. No lot is so small  but the OAvner or occupier? can  transform it into a beauty-spot  with a little labor and a trifling  expense for seeds or plants. And  Avhat a reward is his! The mere  pleasure afforded by the mass of  color contained in a row of sweet  peas or a bed of roses, oi* a hun^  dred other flowers which his  taste may select, Avill compensate  him a thousand fold for any trouble or expenditure he may have  incurred. With such a climate as  ours, so favorable to the growth  of practically every species of  floAver and plant, Vancouver  ought to be able to wretst from  every competitor the enviable  title of "The Garden City of  Canada.''  use for men who have gained  their...; certificates. There will  shortly be given to the people of  Prince Rupert an opportunity to  do their share in helping along a  branch of the service which is  second to none in importance,  and it goes without saying that  this city will not be behind Vancouver in,helping to.:.provide,' the  equipment .for oiur . iritrepid  young aviators-to-be." .  / /  Ypres is pronounced "Wipres"  by,the British Tommy. In native  circles it is pronounced "Eep." '  * ��������� '#    #   ' " ' ���������  When a politician "doesn't  know" or "cannot remember,X  take it for granted there ?s a reason. X ''.  * *   *  The Mexicans may fight each  other to the death, but they can.  usually be depended upon to conv  bine against outside interference'.  The United States troops will face  a nation, not a faction, in inva&f  ing Mexico.      ��������� ' "x'x X  -:-,'���������       '���������",���������'���������'" '.:������������������*" "������������������f.:--      "*���������   ��������� ���������"'���������XX "\.XX-  When Kings made war they  had had to consult the JeAVS, who  decided as to the. wisdom of fi%  ancing prospective quests of  glory and territory. The financier  still has a leading, '/interest, an&  J. P. Morgan's assurance that thfe  turning point has been reached  and the allies are on the -road ?to  V   fr, .  victory will have an improving  effect of the financial element iin  military strength. ��������� Tororito  Globe.     . ' ' \  The report of weather conditions in Greater Vancouver fcir  the -week ending Tuesday, March  28, is as, follows, according jtp  Weatherman Shearman: -��������� f  Rainfall: 1.79 inches.  Snow: .25 inches. X  Total precipitation: 1.81 inches.  Bright sunshine: 19" hours; 6  minutes. ���������.   '   i.  Highest   temperature:   50  degrees on March 28.     ; A  .X^oweAtte  on March 23.          . ���������*>  DEMAND FOR  AIRMEN INCREASING  CLEAN-UP   WEEK  A movement which is somewhat  of an experiment in Vancouver  is the one of setting apart a particular Aveek in each year for a  thorough spring cleaning on the  part of property-owners. This  idea has been in vogue and has  been successfully carried out for  several years in the east. It is to  be hoped that our citizens Avill  take enthusiastically to the plan  and Avill endeavor to make their  houses and grounds help earn for  Vancouver the title or. '''Spotless ToAvn."  An encouraging feature of civic  life in Vancouver is the groAving  Prince Rupert lias added its  name and support to the B. C.  Aviation School in an appeal  made to the residents of that section through the editorial columns of the Daily NeAvs and by  the enrollment of tAVO students  for flying instruction from tlie  northern city.  The NeAvs aptly puts the case  when it says: '  "Today there is an ever-  increasing demand for air pilots  and many of the young men of  Canada are anxious to qualify for  this thrilling Avork. The chief,  difficulty is that the Avar office  provides nothing in the Avay of  tuition for budding pilots.  "Pupils are obliged to furnish  their oAvn training and to pay  their share of the equipment,  which, in the meantime, is very  limited. The Aero Club of Vancouver was formed last fall with  the object of providing opportunities to .-young, men of . the  coast to prepare themselves for  ���������this branch of the service.  c.  "Five planes are needed and it  seems that, the only Avay in which  they can be procured is by public subscription. It Avould appear that the war office should  share the larger part of the burden, but, meantime, it only    has  CANADA IN FLANDERS  By Sir Max Aitken, M. P. Published by Hodder & Stoughton,  London and Toronto.  No loyal Canadian, in Avhose  heart burns the flanie of patriotism, should be without the first,  and so far as Ave knoAv, most authentic, up-to-date official record  of the Avar from the Canadian  standpoint. The author is already a well-known' and established name in households all  over the Dominion whose*'' several members eagerly loolced for-  Avard to and read with avidity  the brilliant newspaper articles  describing the fortunes orX the  Canadians in France. It will,  therefore, be good news to readers here that these articles have  been collected into book form and  that they will be able-to place it  on their private bookshelves for  their own. information arid use  and for the edification'of future  generations.  The work opens with a-preface  contributed by the Rt. Hon.������A.  Bonar LaAv, who pays Sir Max  Aitken a av ell-deserved compliment on <the services he has rendered Canada in the capacity of  official recorder of their part in  the Avar. He says "As Canadian  Record Officer, he published a  glowing account of the part played in the Battle of Ypres by the  Canadian contingent * * The present Avork seems to me a model  of lucid, picturesque and sympathetic narrative, and.' it will  have, I feel sure, a lasting  value."  The Rt. Hon. Sir Robert Borden, Prime Minister of. Canada,  has added an introduction in  which he pays a high tribute to  the Canadian forces, whose movements he has followed from the  day of their organization and  equipment for service to the present time when they are as much  an iritegral part of the Overseas  Forces as any one portion of the  British Empire.  Sir Max Aitkeii, opens his narrative Avith an account of the ef-  fect-of^the = declaration���������of-=war,  upon   Canada.  The author gives 'a splendid  account of the Canadians in action and his descriptions of the  ''engagements at Neuve Chapelle,  Ypres, Festubert and Givenchy  could not be * rivalled, and should,  certainly be incorporated in the  big History of the Great War  which' Avill some day come into  being.  This is a book which should  find its way' into the hands of  every Canadian patriot, and every  boy and girl that they may learn  to revere Canftda and the British  Empire.  tertaining speech told:; thte. local members how.:they in Seattle had conducted theirr club during thev past four  years. They .had made rapid 'progress and how-j boasted of a membership of over, four hundred. He explained that among the objects of the  Seattle club -was the encouragement of  the various-members-' talents.in such  matters :as parliamentary procedure,  public speaking, while a course in  transportation covering 60 weeks, had  also proved to be a most acceptable  adjunct of   the   club.  The noon-day lunch Avas another feature discussed by Mr. A. E. Disney,  .'ilso a member of. the Seattle Transportation Club. He explained that it  not only afforded the members an  opportunity to  partake   of  a substan  tial luncheon at a minimum,price, bud  it'also provided  the  means   of, bring!  ing the club; members together aufi'gh;  ing them, an opportunity ; of discjissind  the leading topics of the day.     X  Mr. K. j. Burns was most enthusl  iastie of the scheme and could see n^  reason why the Vancouver TrarisporJ  tatibn club should not be, the equal  to,any on the  coast.  The following officers and director:!  were.; elected: -.-���������:���������  President, J. A. M. Faulds; Vice-preJ  sident, K. J. Burns; second vice-prel  sident, C. B. Lang; third vice-pre-j  sident, F. H. Clendenning; secretary-]  treasurer, H. W. Schofield. Directors;]  J.'W.'Nutt, A.-L? Clements, A. Whit-f  nail, J. E. Archer, A. ������Brostedt, C. E.l  Jenney, C. A. Whitelock.       X  Canadian Pacific Railway  THROUGH TICKETS ISSUED  FROM VANCOUVER TO ALL  PARTS OF THE WORLD.  The Popular Route to the���������  OLD COUNTRY, ALASKA, CHINA  AND JAPAN.  ^ . ��������� ���������.���������������������������'���������.'���������', . ���������-  Up-to-date* Train Service Between Vancouver and the Eaat.  All trains equipped with Standard and Tourist Sleepers.  For full particulars apply to  any  C. P. R agent or write H. W.  Brodie, General Passenger Agent, Vancouver, B. C.  TRANSPORTATION   CLUB  Ivew, commodious quarters in tlie  Williams building at the cornei\ of  Gnuiville and Hastings street," will be  occupied by the Transportation Club  in the near future following a meeting of the club members in the Board  of Trade rooms during the past Aveek.  Abput one hundred members of the  club were in attendance, and if the  enthusiasm shown can be taken as a  criterion, then the new' venture will  be successful from the outset.  The necessity of Vancouver having  a club where the men engaged in the  transportation business could meet for  social, business and good-fellowship  interests, was emphasized in a brief  address by the president"of the club,  Mr. J. A. M. Faulds. He was under  the impression that these objects could  be obtained and give not only necessary relaxation after, a day's work,  but would be the means of bringing  the transportation men into closer relationship.  Mr. "W. II. Olin, president of the  Seattle Transportation Club, was the  guest   of the   evening,   and   in an   en-  Electric Coffee is  TheBestC^  The Electric -P^colator is tea*  dy for service day and night  v Operate* on connection with any ordinary  household socket and makes coffee at the  table for meals in the scientific way.  Starts to percolate from cold water within  30 seconds.  Makes five cups of coffee at one time in 10 to  15 minutes at a cost of only One Cent for current.  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You'll know it, too, if  you give these stores a fair trial.  Here are A FEW OF THE GOOD SHOPS on the Hill. They'll treat you  right if you buy from them.  You would be surprised to find what a fine selection they have.  BE A MEMBER OF THE BOOSTERS' CLUB. Help your own,cause and  that of your community by resolving to "BUY ON THE HILL AND SAVE  MONEY."  PHONE FAIRMONT 74  for the  very best  quality  .MEATS and GROCERIES  |L. R. Wilson & Son  232 Broadway West  GAINING & CO.  Importers and Dealers in Dry Ooods,  Silks, Chairs, Etc.  FINE TAILORS  Order your Spring Suit NOW. Prices  reasonable. New goods to select from.  2317 Main St.  Phone Fair. 1197  FOR THE FINEST  JOB PRINTING  TELEPHONE  Fairmont 1140  or call at 203 KINGSWAY  *U A TQ       TRIMMED OR  n.f-%. 1 O - UNTRIMMED  It's to your advantage to visit  this store. We specialize in remodelling.  MISS McCLENAGHEN  2410 Main Street  LAWN   MOWERS  SHARPENED RIGHT  We make any mower cut. We call  for and deliver.   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To their notion of international co-operation the Prussians opposed as resolute a belief in  the inevitableness of conflict. And  so, 'driven, .'by- their own < gospel that  force is the mainspring of human gov-,  eminent and by the necessities of their  own autocratic position, the rulers of  Ger^la,n3, were inexorably led first to  attempt to settle every question by  Alight alone, and finally, after they  had thereby succeeded in ranging their  neighbors in self-defence against them,  to endeavor to solve all difficulties by  one heroic effort to master them all.  As the Chancellor said on August 4th,  Germany had only one thought, "How  to hack a way through." There is little use' in considering: how; Armageddon could have been avoided. Short  of the conversion of the German people from their belief in force, which  would have made possible a general  world settlement based on equal  rights for, all civilized powers, it  could only have been by building, up  such a balance of force, behind right  that the German attempt would never  have been launched. And for failure  to do this all the civilized powers of  the world must in varying degrees  share the blame. What matters now is  to���������see- what-has-still ���������-- to -be done, to.  defeat the German aim.  The Germanic Policy  No sooner was the die cast than the  General staff assumed entire direction  of German policy, and the Prussian  gospel of force was applied in its entirety. The only aim was to destroy  or terrorize into submission every  fountain of opposition to the Germanic will on the European continent.  Hence the terrific concentration of the  first onslaught on France and the  measures of frightfuluess which accompanied it. Frightfulness was not  intended solely to cow the Belgians, it  was designed to dispirit the opponents  of Germany*vand to deter the neutrals  from, entering the war on the side of  freedom. - How successful this policy  has been has since been manifest in  the Balkans. But. the main plan failed. Germany was ..unable to strike  France to tlie ground, to seize Calais  as the jumping-off ground for an attack on Great Britain, or to round up  the Russian armies. She was also unable to isolate her enemies. Tlie  original foe of resistance to her will  remained. The main object of the Germanic policy, the establishment of an  undisputed military mastery over  Europe., by the dramatic overthrow of  her neighbors, as the prelude to the  methods''of the mailed fist in the outer  world passed out of her ( immediate  grasp.  Germany's Secondary1 Plan  She, therefore, fell back upon a second plan, that of securing a peace in  which she would retain a good strategic position for another "suppressed" or open war. That is the essence of the "Mittei-Europa plan. If  they fail to annihilate one of the  main allies or to break up the alliance  this year, the rulers of Germany mean  to retain control of as large an area  as large a population, and as many  strategie points as possible. When these  are organized on Prussian lines, it  will be possible to begin again the  old game to build tip armaments and  alliance which will create a preponderance of force behind Germany, to iso  late her neighbors and compel them to  retreat before the mailed fist, and if  that again fails to give her the undisputed ascendancy to which she aspires,  in the last resort to re-enact at a  later stage the drama which has miscarried today. In this programme  frightfulness has its part. The airship attacks on undefended towns, the  ferocity of the submarine campaign,  the obliteration of Serbia and Moh-  tenegiX every high-handed severity,  are calculated to make other; nations,  ,and not, only, other nations, but the  subject peoples and the German people themselves, think twice, after the  war, of resisting the Prussian will.  War, said - Mirabeau, is , Prussia's national industry. And the purpose of  war. as a policy is not only to destroy,  but t������ terrify and'.; enslave. Not the  smallest motive behind the conduct of  the German General staff is to increase  the prestige and terror which military  might and ruthlessness inspire in the  minds of men'. If the rulers of Germany can succeed in this aim the war  will be as good.as lost to freedom. The  most impressive feature in the world  will be an aggression of militarist  powers stretching from the North Sea  to the Persian Gulf, bound together by  political, economic, and military treaties, and under the control of Berlin.  Defeat Teutonic Attempt  It will be an alliance between the  autocratic minority in Turkey, the  monarch of Bulgaria,the despotic  Magyars, and the Prussian ruling  classes, .on the one sjde, to maintain  their own absolute power as against"  the progress of democracy, or the revolt of oppressed nationalities within,  and, oii~ the other, for the purpose of  aggression abroad. The cement of the  whole will be force, its weapon will  be force, its purpose will be to settle  every dispute in which it is involved,  by dictating a settlement . at the  sword's point, and this aggression will  not only be the strongest power' in  Europe, but its existence will enable  the autocracy to make to the German  people- the same pleas for armaments  and submission which have been so  successful in the past, that their own  safety depends upon their military control of Mittel-Europa and that the  only hope of a reduction of armaments lies in the establishment of a  final predominance of that alliance  over its neighbors. To the Prussianized  mind the, appeal will not be made  in vain. It is driven by the inexorable logic of its beliefs to war. If  life is a conflict, that nation .will prosper and be safe which is resolute and  strong. The main object of the allies is, therefore.o abundantly clear.  It is to defeat the attempt of Germany to establish the predominance  of her own' will in the councils of  Europe, and to secure a peace which  will make it impossible for her, or for  anyone else for that matter, to think  of making such an attempt again. This  is our fundamental purpose in the war.  and the attainment of it is the sine  qua non of peace. Until it is attained there will be no peace, and any so-  called peace would be no more than a  truce before a renewed conflict in  which it would be finally determined  whether force or justice were to be  paramount in the wTorid.���������From the  Bound Table. -  HOW "SLIVERS"  DIED  Note the-death of "Slivers." He  was. a, clown. His broad smile made  millions roar with laughter. When  he tramped over the sawdust witli  his big artificial feet, the children  screamed with glee. Not a season', but  he .invented a -new trick, something  that had not been done before in the  laugh-making line, something that  spoke of a creative, genius that saw  nothing in this world but the things  that make people merry.-.'Recall ali this  to your mind ; 'and:' then note how  "Slivers" died; they found him dead  in his lonely room. Gas was escaping  from every jet. The lifeless body lay-  amidst his effects. The chinks of the,  door and the windows ,were carefully  choked with towels and rags. Can you  ini.igine this fellow of infinite wit, this  man of- merry������ quips and jolly notions, this high priest of fun, can you  imagine him going dark-browed and.  despairing, hopeless and hapless,  through the tragic business of clos-'  ing tlie crevices so that death may  come with more speed and certainty?!  All the echoes of all the laughter that  he caused could not break through  the stillness of that little room' where  they found him.  And now it turns out that this  man, who apparently could perceive  little serious in life, ended his existence because of unrequited love���������the  very thing which philosophers call the  least serious of all the manifestations  of human emotions.. Viewing the ease  coldly, it is hard to assume that  "Slivers" killed himself "just "because"  of the girl. For suicide, unless it be  committed under the, pressure of a  great and' sudden calamity, is the culmination of something akin to a mental disease, the work of a germ, perhaps, that undermines a man's disposition until no resistance is left and  he gives in to -the fatal impulse. Tlie  last man on earth one would think  prone to this affliction is a clown  Must a fellow not be merry to make  others so? And here is the answer.  Not at all. No need to be a laugher  to produce laughs. He may be a  m.ighty serious and morose person; he  may be one who sees everything that  concerns himself through.a glass, darkly���������all he needs is a peculiar gift,  apart entirely from his character. And  'Sliver" had that gift, that and nothing more, lie was not, he could not  have been a merry fellow himself. A  love affair, to most men an experience  of gaiety, broke his heart.  There are men who are always  laughing and nobody laughs with them.  They simply lack the "gift we mean.  You meet, them every day���������happy  chaps, forever giggling o'er their own  remarks, wondering why others do not  join them. The sunshine is in their  hearts and they were born with a  smile. But would they make good  clowns or even comedians? Not a bit  of it. The only people whom they  manage to amuse is themselves. On  the other hand, the best professional  funnjr men are just as likely as riot  mighty serious-faced and 'serious-  minded hypochondriacs. Such is life,  and such are life's puppets. And the  next time you see a man who makes  everybody merry,-don't envy him. Ee-  .���������n ember how. '' Slivers'' died.���������From  The Brooklyn  Daily  'Times.  SAVE MONEY ON YOUR SHOE BILL  x^  10 Per Cent. Off All Classic Shoes for Women and Children  We have just received a shipment of these Celebrated Shoes  These Goods have advanced 20 per cent.   Our discount is  : i      off the old prices.  A large consignment of. Children's Sandals Just in,   -  BUY HERE AND SAVE MONEY  WOOD & SON  2313 Main St.  2 Doors from P. Burns' Market  WESTERN CALL ADS/BRING RESULTS.   TRY ONE  Don't  Experiment  With New  Chick Feeds  DIAMOND CHICK FEED Has been  tried for. years and produces flue  healthy chicks.   Made   and sold   hy  VERNON FEED CO.  Fair.  186 and Fair. 878  We carry a complete line of Poultry Supplies, Pigeon Feed, Canary  Seed,   Etc.'  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"Under the heading  of "Books and Writers" edited  by 'Ahnee,' 'a friendly review  of the latest in prose and poetry  is ably dealt .with. The front  page by "Bruce" will always  find' many friends and interested  readers.  McConnells, Publishers, Limited  203 Kingsway, Vancouver, B. C.  m*m  W. H. Carswell, Mgr.  The Nerve Centre ������  Just watch interest in the war revive now that there have been naval  actions in the North Sea, foreshadowing further "liveliness-*' of the  same kind! The navy is the real nerve  of the empire.  THE FORTUNES Or WAR    !  the Duchess of Albany is by birth a  German princess. Although she has  made her home in ��������� England for 33  years, and is deeply attached to her  son-in-law, Prince Alexander of Teck,  the brother of Queen Mary, her only  son is lighting against England in  France, and has shown such bitterness  with regard to everything British that  King George was compelled, hi. deference to popular' sentiment, to expel  him from the Order of the Garter.  Again, the son of Princess Christian, who married Prince Christian of  Schleswig-Holstein, who has lived in  England for half-a century, is serving "on the staff of the Prussian army  in one of the Kaiser's reghnnets of  cavalry. '  In the reigning houses of Italy, Belgium, Holland, Spain, Denmark, Sweden, Greece, Roumania and Bulgaria,  one  finds   German  born princesses.  The heroic Queen of Belgium is a  princess of the reigning house of Bavaria, but she has publicly announced  that the door between her German relatives and herself has been closed  "for all time" by the treatment to  which Belgium has been subjected by  Germany.  In Russia, the Czarina is the youngest sister of the- reigning Grand Duke  of Hesse, one of the commanders of  the German armv against France, while-  Owing to the intermarriage of the  members of the various courts of Europe, this war has placed many royal  families   in painful  positions.  Referring for a moment to England.  Hessian troops are fighting in the eastern portion of Germany against Eussia. One of her sisters. Princess Irene,  is the wife of Prince Henry of Prussia, a ranking admiral of tlie German  navy. The mother of the Crown Princess   of Germanv is the Grand Duchess  Anastasia of Eussia, widow of Grand  Duke of MecUlenberg-Sehwerin. Her  son, the present grand duke, is one of  the generals in the field against Bussia.  AN AUSTRIAN VIEW  OF THE DOMINIONS  The Arbeiter-Zeitung, the organ of  the Austrian working classes, publishes-a leading article on "Greater Britain in the War," which shows a keen  appreciation of the services rendered  to the Empire by tiie Dominions and  colonies.  When we are told, says The Arbeiter-  Zeitung, that Canada is supplying 200,-  000 men for the British armies and  100,000 munition workers, it is reasonable to doubt these great totals. The  population of the Dominion does not  permit of this effort, but even when one  strikes out the half of these, the undisputed fact remains that what Canada is doing and has done in this war  far surpasses all  expectations.  And it is not only Canada. It is  Australia, New Zealand, South Africa  and the rest, great territories for  which the word "colony" is not the  right term. They are independent  states, but of' their own will and affection they acknowledge the over-  lordship of England. England has not  the power to compel their assistance  in war. The conduct of Canada and  Australia in naval matters shows that  it is not. possible for England to command  tlieir  complete   unanimity   with  the Home Land, but no controversy  which has arisen on those and other  subjects between England and her Dominions, 7io frictiou- ever caused by  differing points of view has any influence on the powerful sentiment of  inward   oneness  and   interconnection.  The Arbeiter-Zeitting continues: "Although the European war, which flam-'  e������l forth because of" Serbia's action,  docs not in the slightest degree affect  the interests or the security of Canada  or Australia, yet of their own free will  these Canadians and Australians have  shed their blood freely on all battlefields for England. Tho national feeling, the consciousness of their common  mission, has conquered ,all cleavage of  interest, and the remembrance of the  blood'which Mother Country and daughter countries have shed together in  a common cause, will create a still  closer union and will, after this war is  over, contribute to the more complete  consolidation of the Imperial edifice of  Greater Britain.  "However, little the present aspect  of tiie struggle, whose end is not in  sight, encourages us to look beyond the  war, the lines'of development' of the  British Empire arc clear. Whether  the English win this war or are defeated, the result will be the strengthening of the feeling of inter-depend-  ence between England and her overseas Dominions, the strengthening of  the feeling that they belong to one  another, the founding of new Imperial  formations  for the  future."  WESTERN CALL. $1.00 a Year. -;  5^-  THE WESTERN CALL  Friday, March 31, 1916.  X  HOME  TABLE  RECIPES  Vi=  It will be the aim of the Editor of this department to furnish the women readers of the'  WESTERN CALL from week to week with a series of practical and economical recipes for seasonable dishes; and incidentally, to-suggest any new and attractive methods of serving them.  We will welcome any suggestions from readers  of  this page, and will gladly  give them  publicity in these columns, if received not later than Monday of each week.  PISH, OYSTERS, ETC  Fish may be very nicely fried in hot lard with  only a seasoning of salt and pepper, and a little  flour dredged.over it, or it may be spread with  beaten eggs and rolled in cracker or bread  crumbs before frying. Challenge sauce, Worcestershire sauce, and similar condiments upon fish  will be found to give a most delicate and piquant  flavoring.  ��������� *   ���������  Boiled Halibut x  Take a small halibut, pr what you require  from a large fish. Put it into the fish-kettle,  with the back of the fish undermost; cover it  with, cold water, in which a handful of salt and a  bit of saltpetre the size of a hazel nut have been  dissolved. When it begins to boil skim it carefully, and then lefit just simmer till it is done.  Four pounds of. fish will require half an hour  nearly to boil it. Drain it, garnish with horseradish on parsley.,l������gg sauce, or plain melted^butter, are served with it.  '���������        *        *        c.  Smoked Salmon, Broiled  Take a half pound of smoked salmon and"parboil it ten imputes- lay in cold water for the  same, length of time: wipe dry and broil over a  clear .fire. Add two tablespoonfuls of butter  while hot; season with cayenne and the juice of  half a lemon; pile in a "log-cabin" square upon  a hot plate, and serve with dry toast.  ��������� *   ������  Pried Trout  Wash, drain, and split; roll in flour, season  with salt; have\some thin slices of salt pork in a  pan, and when very hot put in the fish and fry  to a'nice brown.    ���������"'���������'-  Stewed Trout  Clean and wash the fish with care, and wipe  it perfectly dry; put into a stewpan t^o tablespoonfuls of butter, dredge in as it melts a little flour, grate' half a nutmeg, a few blades of  mace, a, little cayenne, and a teaspoonful of  salt; mix it' all together; then lay in the fish, let  it brown slightly-; pour over some veal gravy,  a lemon thinly sliced; stew very slowly for forty  minutes; take out the fish, and add two glasses  of wine to the gravy. Lay-the fish on. a hot  dish, and pour over it some of the gravy. Serve  the rest in a sauce-tureen.^   "������������������  Roasted Oysters'  Take oysters  in  the-shell;  wash  the  shells  -clean, and lay them on hot coals; when they are  done they will begin to open.   Remove the upper shell, and serve the oysters in the lower shell,  with a little melted butter poured over each, and  season to taste.  # *    #  Scalloped Oysters  Open the shells, setting aside for use the  deepest ones. . Have ready some melted butter,  not hot, seasoned with minced parsley and pepper. Roll each oyster in this, letting it drip as.,  little as may be, and lay in the shells, which  should be arranged, in a baking-pan. Add to  each a little lemon juice, sift bread-crumbs over  it, and bake in a quick oven until done.     Serve  in the shells.  # #    #  Cream Oysters  Fifty shell oysters, one quart-sweet cream;  butter, pepper, and salt to suit taste. Put the  .cream and oysters in separate kettles to heat,  the oysters in their own liquor, and let them  come to a boil; when sufficiently cooked, skim';  then-take them out of the liquid and put them  into a dish to keep warm. > Put the'cream and  liquid together. Season to taste1, and thicken  with powdered cracker.   When sufficiently thick,  stir in the oysters.  # *    #  Pish Balls  ' Two cupfuls cold boiled .codfish, fresh or  salted. Chop the fish when yoifhave freed it .of'i  bones and skin; work in one cupful of mashed  potatoes, and moisten with a half cup of drawn  butter with an egg beaten in: Season to taste.  Have them soft enough to mold, yet firm enough  to keep in shape. "Roll the balls in flour, and  fry quickly to a/golden-brown in lard or clean  dripping. Take from the fat as soon as they are  done; lay in a colander or sieve and shake gently, to free them from every drop of grease.  Turn out for moment on white paper ������to absorb  "any lingering drops, and serve on a hot dish.  <L  PRACTICAL BEAUTY SECRETS  THIS series of short practical talks on the .scientific care of the complexion, hair and eyes was begun  in the WESTERN CALL on February 25th, and will be continued from week to week in these  columns. ���������-.'��������� X  Headers having any suggestions to  offer or inquiries   co   make   are   invited to   send   them   in-not   later-  than Monday of each week to insure attention.���������The  Editor.  THE PRESERVATION Of THIS TEETH  *' This is an item in the bill of physical health  that can never be neglected without bringing its  own punishment���������and sometimes a punishment  that seems put of all proportion to the offence..  The teeth are too important an asset both to  beauty and to general health to suffer from neglect. And none of us are fit" to take proper care  of the teeth without the aid of a good dentist.  At least every six months you should pay a visit  to the best dentist you can find and have him  ' make  a v thorough  inspection of the  teeth  and-  gums.   It is so much easier merely to fill a small  cavity or two than it is to treat a deeply decayed  tooth���������to   say  nothing  of the ^expense.   In all  matters-pertaining to^the teetlX a^ stitch in ~time"  saves nine.'  Proper care of the "baby" or first teeth will  make the care of the adult teeth very much  easier. The time to begin caring for the teeth  is when the first teeth begin to arrive. And it  is well at that time to have a first-class dentist  selected with the idea pf permanent relations,  for one's regular dentist is much better qualified  ��������� to treat' the teeth���������knowing their peculiarities���������  than is a  stranger.  #    #   #   #  Good teeth not only aid much in promoting  the general health, but they also do a good service in preserving a youthful appearance. The  first rule of the teeth is "absolute cleanliness."  The best bristle toothbrush is none too good, but  it should not be too stiff and harsh. For a  tooth and mouth cleanser plain salt is as good  as anything. Some people prefer a mixture  of' one part ground castile soap and one part  precipitated chalk. Either of these dentifrices  -will suffice to cleanse the teeth and mouth. If  tartar has accumulated on the teeth, a little  powdered magnesia applied with a firm bristle  tooth brush will, after a few applications, remove the tartar, which is the main cause of tooth  decay. But when once the tartar has been  removed from the teeth it ��������� is well tp avoid  patent dentrifices, "powders and soaps, because  many of them contain harmful acids that tend  to crack and injure the enamel of the teeth.  Listerine is a valuable mouth wash for bed  time, as it is a natural de.odorant and germ killer and leaves the mouthy in a fine, healthy condition. No matter at what other times the teeth  are cleansed they should always receive attention  at bedtime, for it is during the hours of sleep  that most decay^ of. the teeth occurs. The listerine should be sprinkled on the toothbrush and  brushed well into the crevices between the teeth.  The better motion for brushing the teeth is from  the roots up���������never across. Soft wooden tooth  picks, or better still, dental floss, should be used  after each meal.  ���������    #.   #    *  Causes of Decay  If the saliva of the mouth tends to acidity  limewater may be used occasionally as a "mouth  wash, while if the saliva is somewhat alkaline in  its nature baking soda and water may be used in  stead. -There are other causes of tooth decay  besides uncleanliness..of the mouth. Some forms  of nervous and sexual disease are attended by a  persistent breaking away of the enamel of the  teeth and by a soft, shelly condition of the teeth.  Whenever the body suffers from malnutrition  the teeth are sure to suffer also. In all such  cases a good pjfysiclan as well as a good dentist  should be consulted.  Sensitive gums may sometimes be much re  lieved by massaging them with olive oil or alcohol.    ' ,  .#������"..*    *',-���������'���������.  Recipes Tried and True  ~~""- To xrtlnibv^XvaK  acid, one-eighth ounce of'alcohol, one ounce flexible collodion. Brush the surfaGe of the warts  with this mixture for three or four nights, when  if soaked in hot water they will peal. Repeat  the treatment until the warts have disappeared.  This mixture will tarnish the skin; therefore  great care shou\d be fsfften to avoid spilling any  on the rest of tbe hands.'  Heavy lips,"1 or otherwise thick lips,- are often  the result of the habit of biting them. Many  people believe that biting the lips will induce  ruddiness-. It only serves to make them thick  and coarse. To reduce the heavy lips melt one  gram of powdered tannin and one gram of al-  kanet chips in an ounce of pure cold cream. Apply this, when cool, to the lips with a small swab.  If the elbows become hard and angular brush  them at night with a good body brush, following this up witli a cold cream massage. This  -will in time soften and smooth them. Hardened  elbows are sometimes the-outcome of the habit  of leaning on them.  For cleansing the ears nothing is so safe as a  bit of cotton wrapped around the blunt end of a  toothpick.    Avoid   all sharp   instruments   when  treating the ears.  _.      $  #   #   *    #,.  The Eyes  The eyes have been called the "windows of-  the soul." No woman can be really beautiful  who does not possess a fine pair of eyes, nor can  a woman be called plain who does possess them.  They are the true vehicle of* expression���������the  indication of character as well as the barometers of health. Science' so ready to help us out  in. other physical defects, can never replace our  eyes. Therefore, a knowledge of the proper care  of the eyes is of. the greatest importance; and  it is comforting to know that there are few of  us born with optical defects that prevent us having brilliant, beautiful, magnetic eyes.  Medical science can do little for the eyes  when the general health is below par.' Therefore, it is first necessary to rid the system of impure blood, constipation and liver trouble, as  any of these will suffice to injure the -general  health and to mar the beauty of the eyes. The  pse of pure drinking water���������never less than two  quarts daily���������is a necessity to those who would  have clear eyes.        ���������--.-���������  PROHIBITIONISTS ARE  CALLING CONVENTION  A telegraph "call to the two  hundred members ofN the Committee of One Hundred of the  Prohibition Movement, to meet in  session at the old Victoria Theatre, Victoria, on April 4, in order to decide upon their attitude  in regard to the prohibition bill  and to the rival political parties,  has been set out- . The decision  to hold this convention was arrived at on Friday last at a meeting of the executive called by the  president, Mr. Jonathan Rogers.  4 At the last meeting, of the  Committee of. One Hundred, held  in Vancouver on December 3 last,  a resolution was passed, in which  among other things it was stated  that the attitude towards the  plebiscite, and the attitute towards the political parties was to  be decided at a later meeting of  the Committee of One Hundred,  specially summoned after the replies had been received from both  political parties.  The business of the committee  will commence at 10 a.m. and will  probably be completed on the one  day's sitting. At night a big mass  meeting is to be held in one of  the largest auditoriums of the  capital, at which special speakers  will be present.  The session of the committee is  expected to mark the appearance  of the government prohibition  bill which will likely be introduced and given its first reading about that day. This would  enable* the delegates to the convention to discuss the clauses of  the bill and enable their conclusions to be a guide to the House  when it discusses the clauses of  the bill in committee.  It   is    quite    pbsible    that   a  fight upon tne  question of  compensation may be raised at that  time. The attitude of the execu  tive and committee of one huh  dred thus far has been to ignore  the question of compensation as  beyond   discussion   among them  selves.  WHAT  0������  T.HE  DYE SITUATION?  How far~the dye situation will  resolve itself in the near future  is a matter that is of intense interest to the manufacturers . of  clothing. Some of them, apparently scared by the discouraging  report made;. to bolster _up the  demand for a high tariff, urged  the launching'of a campaign of  education for the ��������� retailers instructing the latter^not to guarantee colors. This' had hardly  started when some of the biggest  and most representative of the  clothing manufacturers took especial pains to__ announce that  they would guarantee the dyes in  their goods for the next fall sea-  Son. Others have since made a  similar announcement, and they  are backed apparently by the  promises pf the' more important  makers of woolens and worsteds.  4 The variety in the shades offered  may not be as great as hitherto, and it is quite likely that  some of the colors may be of the  natural as distinguished from tbe  sympathetic ones. Burthen- fastness will be the subject of guarantee. It is worthy of note that  practice during the last year or  so in the use of vegetable colors  with their appropriate mordants  has led to considerable expert-  ness. And it should not be forgotten that, despite the general  use of the coal tar dyes, those  of vegetable origin have never  been wholly neglected. This is the  case even in Germany,-which.has  been wont in peaceful times to  import certain of these vegetable  colors from this country. In the  fiscal year ended with June, 1915,  the! exports of. dyes and dye-  stuffs from this country amounted  to $1,177,925.���������New York Times  Crawford:  Kultur  The    Germans   say  they  haven't   committed   any  atrocities.  Crabshaw: "Naturally. Germans don't  seem to know what atrocity is.  Now is the Time  _ ' X- ���������.'    ' x   ��������� \ ' '    "   -      X  To Buy Your  ���������\  ��������� ��������� ' ��������� ' /  Printing Supplies  The time to put your  best foot forward is  when your competitors are showing signs  of weakness.  Strong impressive  printing is more valuable to-day than ever,  because business men  are on the alert to de-  tect the slightest indication of unfavorable  conditions, ahd for  very reason every  suggestion of strength  and progress is doubly effective.  Your Printing should  bring this to your cus-  tomers' attention not  only in conijection  witS your office stationery, .but. with all  printed matter and  advertising.  WE PRINT  CATALOGUES  MAGAZINES  BOOKLETS  FOLDERS   ,  COMMERCIAL  STATIONERY  Carswells, Printers, Ltd.  PRINTERS & PUBLISHERS  PHONE FAIR. 1140        203 KINGSWAY X  V "f  /      ���������.  Friday, March 31, "1916.  THE WESTERN. CALL  :*?\  My Australian Diary  (Continued from last week)  January 13.���������The Union Steam-  Lliip     Company's     intercolonial  iner,, "Manuka,'5' sailed for Wel-  ington, N. Z., at noon today with  full passenger list,     "We have  1300 mile run ahead of us, and  Ire anticipating a recurrence of  [he seasick    malady    after   this  month on shore.   It is a hot sum-  Iner day and there is an unusually  |arge crowd, to see us off; every  >ne  with  a  serpentine  in  hand  3onnected with  one  of  the pas-  Isengers on deck.      This  custom  lis always followed on the depai*-  [tur'e of a passenger steamer from  Sydney, and is certainly a very  [pretty-one. The long lines of tis-  [sue paper stretch out until    the  last passenger on the boat deck  [is forced to let go. Then a last  waving of hats and handkerchiefs  from  the deck  and we* are' off,  steaming out past Circular Quay,  Mosman,    Watson's    Bay,     out  [through" the   channel, whe^re  we  are cheered by the troops quartered at South Head. Then out to  sea, "X  It  is a  delightful surprise  to  find the  sea  glassy-and  like  a  northern lake in June���������calm and  blue, with only a slight dead swell  to disturb its surface as far as  you can see.      The gulls follow  Liis for over half the first day out,  [and we will-be met, the.captain  [says,  by another contingent   at  [least a  day  out  of Wellington.  [The meals on  board the '' Man-  Luka'.' are delightful, and a    far  {greater  variety  of  fresh   fruits  jand vegetables is provided on this  run than on the long run   from  [Vancouver to Auckland.  As  we  [will arrive the fourth day, sports  are out of the question, and therefore, we have more time for getting socially acquainted.  The most interesting passenger  is a former missionary to Fiji,  and Java, who has spent practically all his life in the tropics.  While on these stations, he says,  he enjoyed the best of health,  but his wife and daughters were  forced to spend three months out  of each year in Melbourne. At  the time he" was in- Fiji the cus  tom of kava drinking was greatly  in vogue among the chiefs and  aristocracy of the*different tribes,  and oiv one occasion he was present at the preparation of the  driik when a,young maiden, the  daughter of the chief, chewed the  root, afterwards placing it inwa\  ter in a wooden bown to ferment. He said he never had been  placed in such an uncomfortable  position before, for to refuse to  drink with a chief was considered an unpardonable insult.  On this run we frequently pass  four-masted schooners and occasionally meet a tramp steamer.  The dolphins are very playful and  an immense albatross has made its  home up near the crowsnest.  January 16.���������This has been the  most delightful four days' sail  since we left Vancouver���������perfect  summer seas, with not even a ripple to break the monotony. We  have got burned to a rich'brown  by these days on deck, as the  Sydney-Wellington liners seldom  use the awnings so common oh the  equatorial runs.  The firsj, sight of the lofty, barren peaks of South Island is had  at. breakfast time this morning���������  the same forbidding looking  shores as that of Auckland Bay  at its entrance, the same wild and  treacherous tidal currents as we  near the Cook Straits. New  Zealand is certainly the most forbidding looking country, when  viewed from the water, you could  possibly imagine. As we enter  Wellington harbor we are reminded of the dangers pf navigation on these shores by the wreck  of. a large steamer partly submerged. The force of the waves  has not been sufficient to break  up the vessel, which lies pinned  securely on a high granite needle.  It was the captain's first run  into Wellington���������and also his last.  Wellington is now the capital  pf New Zealand, the seat of government having been moved  from Auckland several years ago,  on account of Wellington's more  hat. The city is built on the  windy city of .New Zealand, and  you can always pick out7 a Wei-  HANBURY-S  For  WOOD & COAL  Phone: Bayview 10764077.  Phones: North Van. 323 and 103.  Seymour 336.  WAIUCE SHIPYARDS, LTD.  ENGINEERS and SHIPBUILDERS  Steel and Wooden Vessels Built, Docked, Painted  x  and Repaired.  North Vancouver, 'B,. C.  " Pride of the West"  -==������������������ BRAND  OVERALLS, SHIRTS, PANTS and MACKINAW  CLOTHING  MANUFACTURED IN VANCOUVER  : '.'  By ������������������*���������- /;  MACKAY SMITH, BLAIR & CO., LTD.  "Buy Goods Made at Home, and get both the  Goods and the Money."  lington man^ anywhere in the island by the way he tilts his Tiead  at a street corner, evidently expecting a gale-to strike off his  hot. The city is built on the  side of the hills and on reclaimed  land along the harbor front. The  harbor is a most excellent deep  water one> and has a bustling appearance, the city enjoying a  brisk trade with Melbiburhe, Sydney, San Francisco and South  American and English ports. The  climb from, the level portion of  the city near the water to the residential portions on the hills is  a very stiff one, and a cable car  line is^ of much assistance to  overcome this difficulty.  Wellington possesses, the largest  frame building in the British  Empire the federal government  buildings, comprising the printing offices and eivil service, departments as well as the parliament building, all under one roof.  An elegant new parliament building of stone is under construction. Wellington does some manufacturing of woollen rugs and  other fabrics, but the finest rug  factories are at .Kaiapoi, Petone  and Mosgiel, two of which are in  South Island where most of the  sheep ranches are-found. New  Zealand leads the world in the  excellence of its woollen rugs,1  every tourist carrying away at  least one as a much desired souvenir of the country.  January 17.���������Left Wellington  at 1 p.m. by the Auckland train,  which makes the 420 miles in 18  hours���������a good average considering the mountainous character of  much of the country; The/first  climb is over the' mountains adjoining Wellington, and has neces  sitated the building of trestles and  much tunnelling through solid volcanic rock. The view from the  heights of these mountains out  over Wellington and its beautiful  harbor to the Cook Straits is one  not soon forgotten. '      >  The country is now more level  and more openX From here to  Palmerston, which we reach about.  4 o'clock,, the country is given  over largely to dairying', hog raising and bee-keeping. New *Zeal:  and's cheese, butter and honey  have no superior anywhere, arid  the first two form one of the important assets of the country. We  decided to leave the train at  Taihape, in the heart of the Maori  country, in order,.that we may not  only have the opportunity to  study the habits of typical New  Zealanders, but also that we may  be able to make the run through  the most picturesque part of the  volcanic country in daylight.  --January 18?^Theixhdustff- of  these little New Zealand towns is  truly remarkable. This little  town of 1000 inhabitants has its  daily newspaper, three banks and  several very:., handsome public  buildings. A great deal of. the  land adjoining Taihape is owned  by the Maoris, who elase it to the  white settlers. The government  very wisely refuses co allow a  Maori to sell any land without its  express permission as tlie. most  of-them are very - shiftless and  would squander the money as  soon as they got it. For example, a Maori came into the best  automobile showrooms in Auckland not long ago and asked the  price for renting one of the newest cars., "The price of the car  is 400 pounds," the dealer said,  "but I don't rent any cars. That  is the sale price."  "All right," said the Maori,  "I'll take it." And take it he  did. Inside a week he had run  amuck with the plaything and  smashed it to pieces. You cannot  instil any idea of responsibility  or economy into the head of a  Moari if he gets hold of any  money. Some of them, however,  who have been fortunate enough  to obtain an education in Auckland or Sydney, and have tried  medicine or law, have been very  successful and a good example to  their race. Some are even members of the Federal parliament.  The hal������-e?.ste girls amon^: the  Maoris are exceedingly attractive  creatures and some of them are  very taleHted. It is no common  occurrence here for a young  white man to marry one of these  girls and settle down on her property, and. these matches^ I am  told, usually turn out very happy.  Left Taihape at 1.; p.m. on the  morning train from Wellington.  The mountain" scenery from here  to Frankton Junction is among  the most weird .find wonderful  in the world. Although Mount  Ngarahoe is not a very active  volcano, it is an old and genuine  one ,and as it is "the first I have  seen, I have taken a snap-shot  of it. This afternoon it is- emitting a light cloud of vapor, probably sulphur fumes. It is a huge  cone, mathematically proportioned, and there are^many old beds  of lava in the valle^* below,-  showing that at one time its  eruptions must have been violent.  The spiraL descent of the railway is just north of here. We  descend over 440 feet in the first  mils, and about 3,500 feet in the  ten miles of the. spiral, looking  back at the track above us every  little while. It is rather a thrilling descent, and is quite as wonderful a feat of railway engin*  eering as the famous loop in the  Selkirks of-British Columbia. .";������������������  New Zealand shows evidence  throughout her;."entire , area of  volcanic action, both, past and  present.^ Some of the most remarkable geysers and hot springs  in the world are, here in the  north island. Many thousands of  acres in this North Island will  riot be fit for cultivation until  time has  broken down the lava  X* ������,' ��������� ������������������  and pumice formations into arable  soil. Volcanic soil, however,  when it does become .capable of  cultivation, is the most -fertile  soil obtainable.���������E.W.S. X  ���������-'���������.'   (To be continued) :  SAYS/UNITED  STATES IS HELPLESS  CANADIAN TIMBEB  COMES INTO ITS OWN  The decision of the various I)om  inion government departments and of  the Canadian Pacific railway to use  Canadian timber. only, to the exclusion of imported timber, is a decided  advantage in the utilization of Canadian timber and, therefore, marjes a  definite gain for thejeause of conservation   in   Canada. -     ,  Southern pine, even in 1915, when  Canada was at war and when there  was a great decrease in the consumption of lumber, was imported to the  extent of 95,000,000 feet, having a  value of over $3;000,000. In previous years, very much larger quantities were imported despite an adverse trade balance for Canada and  in the face of a supply in Canada of  better timber at an equal or lower  cost,/ grown and manufactured entirely   within   the   Dominion.   ,  The Dominion government has in  past years used many million feet of  Southern-pine-in-various-public-works,-  but henceforth Canadian timber will  be used to the exclusion of the foreign article. Douglas fir will replace Southern pine in such works as  Quebec and/Montreal harbor improvements and Hudson Bay terminals.  Douglas fir has been used .entirely in  the) Toronto Harbour works, as a  clause was inserted in that contract  calling for Canadian material. The  action of Baron Shaughnessy in ruling that Canadian timber only shall be  used Jn works of the Canadian Pacific  railway shows that large private  users are also finding it consistent  with present conditions to use' Canadian products. Other consumers  throughout Eastern Canad.i, large and  small, will follow the lead of the two  largest users. Architectural and engineering professions also are' rapidly replacing Southern pine by Douglas  fir and the imported .woods by the  home grown product.���������W.J.Ban D.  Hudson IVIaxim sounded a note  of warning recently at the National Democratic Club in New  York when: he told-his audience  that the United States was not fit  to fight any nation at preserrt.  "Iti would beXcrazy today,"  said he, "in view of our unpre-  paredness, to go to war even with  Mexico. Why, we cannot even  get together a light wagon to  take down there to carry sup  plies. v  Mr. Maxim.' inventor of high  Explosives told his audience that  this country had only 30,000  available fighting men in the re  gular army, and that / a strong  country like Germany should the  war in Europe result in her favor, could easily land from 300,  00 to 400,000 men on these  shores. t  He emphasized the need of  every man, woman and child in  the country being prepared, for  he said that the aeroplane had  made all alike subject to attack.  Woman Taking Her Part  "Every man', woman and  child," he said, "should be taught  to shoot. The boy should be ready  when the knock of the soldier  comes upon his door, to stand at  the threshold, to do or die. The  girl should be within, ready* with  her dagger to get back at-her as  sailant as best she may. Woman  in these days is taking her- part  in war. She is making munitions.  When the time comes she will, be  on the firing line." \  Mr. Maxim said that he thoroughly believed in conscription,  and that he hoped to see it adopted in this country.  "Our great danger here," he  continued, "is in our wealth. We  aije richer and more negligent  than any other nation on eartfr.  -God has put a premium on fitness, arid the man will survive  who is most fit. In this coun-  try we have a lot of men whom  we can very well spare. If you  had traveled along with the  crowd on the Oscar II you would  realize what I meanX -  Tbe Friend of Peace  Mr. Maxim said especially that  the munition maker would be the  friend of peace if the country  were preparing for war. The  possession of a stock of fighting  tools was, in his opinion, the best  means of preventing war. He predicted that if some adequate measure of preparedness were not adopted this country might one of.  these days be paying the -war  debt of Germany.  =11_Mr._Maxim_said_that.the.maker  of rapid-fire guns was really a  life-saver, not, of course, to the  men who tried-to take the guns  away by charging against them,  but to the men who had them.  And, after all, despite the highly  effective means of experimentation in these days, it costs ,$15,000  to kill a man.  "The Roman short sword," he  said,  "was  much cheaper.'  Modern Version  The Buss who fights' -  And runs away  Comes back  to fight  Another  day./  Excitement Buns High  Washington dispatch: -White House  issues order for necessary war sup-  plies:  Carload  penholders."  Two carloads pen points.  Four  tankers of inkr"  Hundred gross diplomatic transmit-'  ting   codes.  Pbone Seymour 9086  ___   . ������������������ -  One Is Apt  at  times  to  be  forgetful, bat  don't forget that  A Deposit Box  in our 8ATETY VAULT will  -protect your valuable*, documents, heirlooms, etc., from  FIBE or BUBGLABY for one  ye������r for  We cordially invite you to  inspect same        '  DOW FRASER  TRUST CO.  :  :/'��������� -  122 HASTINGS STBEET W.  THE    WORLD'S  / GOLD PRODUCTION  The world's estimated gold produc  tion in 1915, based on actual outputs  for eleven months, amounted in value  to ������93,795,900, against ������90,316,400 in  1914, and ������92,533,900 in 1913. It will  be seen, therefore, that the war has not  interfered much with-the gold Indus  try; indeed, even in Asiatic Eussia  the production last year equalled that  of 1914, which included on\y five  months of warfare. The Transvaal's  contribution to the total was ������37,  079,500, against ������34,635,200" in 1914,  and ������36,377,800 in 1913. The United  States' production, which increased by  ������1,129,400 in 1914, further increased  by ������871,800 in 1915 to '������19,778,200.���������  London Financier.  Ottawa, Canada'  PRINGLE   &   GUTHRIE  Barristers and Solicitors  Clive Pringle. N. O. Guthrie.  Parliamentary Solicitors, Departmental  ���������'  Agents, Board bf Bailway Commissioners /  Mr. Clive Pringle is a member of the  Bar of British Columbia.'  Cittan Building, Ottawa.  SYNOPSIS or coal mnwo  BBGULATION8  Count    that    day   lost   whose   low-descending sun  Arie\vs  from thy hand  no  German  insult sprung.  Coal mining rightB of the Domin-  on, in Manitoba, Saskatchewan and  Alberta, the Yukon, Territory, the  'North-west Territories and in a portion of the "province of British Columbia, may be leased for a term of  twenty-one years renewal for a further term of 21 years at an annual  rental of $1 an, acre! Not more than  2,560 acres will' be leased to one  applicant. "'*'...  Application for a lease must be  made by' the applicant in person to  the Agent or Sub-Agent of the district in which the rights applied for  are situated.  In surveyed territory the laud must  be described by sections, or legal  sub-divisions of sections, and in un-.'  surveyed territory the tract applied  for shall be staked out by the applicant vhimself.  ' Each application must be accompanied by a fee of $5 which will be refunded if the rights applied for are  not available, but not otherwise. A  royalty shall be paid on- the merchantable output of the mine at the  rate^ of i five-cents-per^ton. ������������������������������������������������������������-- ���������  ! The person operating the mine shall  furnish the Agent with sworn returns  accounting for tbe full quantity of  merchantable coal mined and pay the  royalty thereon. If the coal mining  rights are not being operated, such returns should be furnished at least  once a  year.  The lease will include the coal mining rights only, rescinded by Chap.  27 of 4-5 George V. assented to 12th  June,  1914.  F,or .full information application  should be made to the Secretary of  the Department of tho Interior, Ottawa, or to any Agent or Sub-Agent  of  Dominion   Lands.  W. W. CORY,  Deputy Minister  of the  Interior.  N.B.���������Unauthorized publication of  this advertisement will not be paid for.  <<-83575.  Something Worth While  A Pittsburg dentist having invent  ed a new filling for teeth, it is now  up to somebody to invent something  to do away with the drilling.���������Ottawa   Free   Press.  LEGAL  ADVERTISING  Get our Rates for Advertising Legal Notices, Land Notices, Etc.,  which are required by law to appear but once a week. We can  advertise your requirements at a  satisfactory price.  THE WESTERN CALL  u  "V. 9_  EHB .WESTERN CALL  Friday, March 31, 1916J  Mr. William Henry Lindsay, of  361 Broadway East, left this  ��������� morning for Victoria to take up  his training with the Victoria  Bantams. x     . . ���������  Next   Sunday   is   Missionary  Sunday in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist Sunday School. Parents and  friends are invited to attend. The  school room is undergoing a thorough spring cleaning.*  The pastor will preach at both  services in the Mt. Pleasant Baptist church on Sunday. Morning  subject: The True Secret of a  Holy Life; evening subject, Vancouver's Secret of Future Prosperity. Song service before the  regular service. Everybody welcome.  edy in three acts by Mark Mel-  ford, at the Soldiers' Club, 233  Abbott street, on Friday evening,  April 7.   ,  The tennis club of the Mount  Pleasant Baptist church is reorganizing for this season.,A large  number are enrolling and a  strong club will undoubtedly be  deveoped. ,  The Mt. Pleasant Dramatic {Society, under the auspices of the  Ladies' Auxiliary of the Soldiers'  Club, ( will give a performance of  "Kleptomania," a farcical com-  A wedding was solemnized on  Thursday evening in Mt. Pleasant Presbyterian church by Rev.  A. E. Mitchell, when Miss Margaret E. Murray, second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Murray, 476 6th avenue east, was  \inited in marriage to Mr. "William Burns, also of this city. The  bride, who was attired in a grey  tailored suit with' hat of old rose,  was attended by. Miss Ruth A.  Kerfoot, wearing a cream tailored costume. The groOm was supported by Mr. Kenneth McCrae.  The groom's gift to the bridesmaid was a brooch set with garnets. After the ceremony the bridal couple went to their new  home, corner of Heatley avenue  and Keefer street, where a reception was held. Mr. and, Burns  were the recipients of many handsome and useful gifts.  A '"Black Watch officer recently sent  to the Rev. J. H. Dickie, of New Kil-  patrick an instance of the nonchalance  of Scottish troops under heavy shellfire:  "The other night we were marching  to the trenches when suddenly our road  began to be heavily shelled. The men  wer(e, ordered to lie down, and in the  silence which followed the bursting-of  a shell on the road quite near us I  heard a voice say: 'A bet ye what ye  like it was Jimmy Quin that scored  the'winnin' goal.'"  A Whole Loaf  of Health and  Strength for  YOU.  Sc  14  Ounce  l-oaf  SHELIiY'S WRAPPED BUTTER-NUT BREAD  combines the food values which make strength  and health: ^Made pure and clean, baked pure  and clean.  BUTTBJt-HUT  B JWB.AD  js the best and least expensive food you can  Berve daily on your table. Delivered fresh daily by phoning Fairmont 44, or INSIST on  ' BUTTER-NUT at your store. Comes in sanitary waxed wrappers.  Shelly Bros. Bake Ovens  ���������Bakers of the popular 4X Bread.     Fair. 44.  ARMSTRONG, MORRISON & CO.  Public Works Contractor*  , Bead Office, 810-15 Bower BiUWiag  Seymour 1836  VANCOUVER 0AHAPA  Dominion Coal Co.  SOUTH WELLINGTON COAL  DOMINION WOOD YARD  All Kinds Of Wood Phone: Pair. 1564  Mount Pleasant Livery  TRANSFER  Furniture and Piano Moving  Baggage, Express arid Dray.    Hacks and Carriages  at all hours.  Phone Fairmont 888  Corner Broadway and Main A. F. McTavish, Prop.  ;^>iw  A scene from "The Black-List," a Jesse L. Lasky feature with  Blanche Sweet in the leading role, which will be shown at the  Dominion Theatre for three days starting April 10th.  PLANNING SERIES  OF LECTURES  CONDESCENSION AND  CONTEMPT  The monthly jheeting ' ot the  Art, Historical and Scientific  Association was held on Thursday. Arrangements were made  for affiliating with the Archaclo;  gical Society and Academy of  Science for a series of lectures  next winter season, and His Honor Judge Howay and R. P. -S.  TwizelL were appointed to represent the association. The folio-vying donations have been received  at the Museum recently:���������...   ������-,.,  Serbian bride's tq>yel, wedding slippers and reticule; medal Vienna exhibition, 1901; official badge of. Greatiou, Chambjer  of Commerce, and silver Serbian  communion service.  Old chair used by first mayor  and five, other mayors of Vancouver by Mr.,H. Heyine. y  Old Brussels laee by Miss Florence Hazelton and three water  color paintings by Mr. Ferris. i(. ���������  There were 2586 visitors to the  museum :������������������ during the month.  REGISTERED NURSES'     ,.",.,.  RILL BEFORE 7H|: HOUSE  If the Registered Nurses' Bill  is passed by the legislature this  week,, there .will be great changes  in the practice of the nursing  profession.  The bill contemplates the establishment of a standard of efficiency up onxthe; "attainment of  which a nurse may call herself a "  "registered nurses" and may use  the abbreviation of "R, G. NX  after her name., The principle  has been endorsed by the Gi'ad-  uate Nurses' Association of British Columbia, but the bill may receive opposition from representatives of .untrained nurses who, it  is stated, will probably claim that  the bill will be the thin wedge  which.will in the course of time  prevent any woman who has not  nltfiincd the standard specified in  the proposed act from practising  lor money.     j: X".'-  To Control Profession  It followed to its logical coiicIut  sion, the movement which has  promoted the bill will eventually  give to tlie councir.and the members ^oJU the Graduated Nurses'  Association of B. C. ��������� somewhat  tbe same control over rhcir .-pvo-  ffssJc n in this proyi.ite js:  CXV-^e of Physicians and  j.'T.ns and- the Dvira  bay*.' over theirs.  This is a time when every  American in high public office  must absolutely forget his personal interest and serve the com -  ltiou good. The general interest  comes before all else; and it is  particularly so in the case of the  President of the United States,  who. represents the country as  no one else possibly can.Thefact  that we are nearing a national  election should have no power to  withdraw him from the path of  his loftiest duty. Woodrow Wilson should speak and''stand as  Vigorously:now as in.the past for  the great causes that are neither  his nor any nian 's, but America's  ; The one chief consideration today is the country's honor. It  must be maintained not as an  abstract conception^ not as a mere  'sentiment;-but as a real and vital  thing. With ut are bound up our  aspirations and our hopes. We  cannot dishonor ourselves or permit others to dishonor us and  still expect the United States to  mean in the future what it has  meant in the past. Yet the German feeling for us is one of con-  decension and contempt; at  home as broad our motives are  misinterpreted and ridiculed.  There has been too much hesitation in high places, too much equivocation, too much faltering in  the guise of patience.���������Providence  '(*R^''T;'r"Jdu^MlXi'Xi''i^^^^^""'^  -vr.e  ft LlT-  Co!l"ge  RIG PATRIOTIC CONCERT  SHIPPING HOUSEHOLD GOODS  TO EUROPE  dell  Or to any part of this continent, or anywhere in the world, C  BELL can do it for you more efficiently���������insure you against u������  and in most cases CAN SAVE YOTT DOLLARS AND CENTS  TRANSPORTATION CHARGES. If your goods are going East  South, CAMPBELL can save you as much as from 25 per cent.  45 per cent, in freight charges. Isn't it worth getting informat  about?    Telephone Seymour 7360 NOW���������no obligation whatever.  CampbellStorace(ompan  Oldest amp largest in. Westepn Canada  Oldest amp larg  "Phone Seymour 7300  WESTERN"^ AN A'  Ornct 857Beatty_$ti_E!  J. Dixon  House Phone: Bay. 886  G. Murray-  House Phone: Bay. 1137L  Office Phone:  Seymour 8765-8766  DIXON & MURRAY  Office and Store Fixture Hanufacturers  Jobbing Carpenters  Painting, Paperhangirig and Kalsomining  Shop11066 Dunsmuir St. Vancouver, B.C.  Banish Corns and Sore  in Leckie Boots  When your feet slip into a LECKIE they  feel at ease at once.   The style is there, too, and  wear! well just make your next pair of boots _  LECKIES' and compare them with any boots  you have ever worn before.  LECKIE BOOTS  ........     ��������� , \l  come in all styles and sizes and your shoe dealer  will be glad to try them on your feet. Don't  forget���������they're made in B. C���������name stamped  on each pair.  AT ALL DE.ALE.RS  One of the most successful patriotic concerts yet held in Vancouver  took place in Wesley church on Thursday evening, when some hundred children from the Children's Aid Society rendered a splendid programme,  assisted by some leading soloists of this  city, notably Miss Snider and Mr. Harry Grant. The large and select audience were warm in their praise of the  excellent performance of the little ones  .and of their careful training under  their conductor, Mr. C. J. South, superintendent of the Children's Home,  Mr. S. MeNiece, gymnasium instructor,  and pianist, Miss C. Marshall-.  The conceit was given under the  patronage and in the presence of the  Mayor and aldermen, Lieut.-Col. Milne,  staff officers and members of the li58th  O.S. Battalion, Duke of Connaught's  Own; Lieut.-Col. G. McSpaddcn, staff  ���������officers and members of the llth regiment, Irish Fusiliers; Major A. D.  Wilson, staff officers arid members of  the 72ud O.S. Battalion, C.E.F.; Capt.  C. H. Tupper, O.C., 72nd Regiment, S.  II. of C. His Lordship Mr. Justice Mur-  phy, I^is Honor Judge Mclnnes, -sMr.  T. S. "Baxter, members of the executive of the Vancouver Citizens' War  Fund; Mrs. T. E. Atkins, Mr. H. C.  |Shaw,   police   magistrate,   and otliers.  ".Song of   the   Allies" ................Heins  Children  Recitation���������"Bairnies Cuddle  Doon " '.....Burns  Wee  Nancy  McLaughlin  Song���������' ' Garden    of   Roses''    (by    re:  quest ��������� Schmidt  Violet   Tbmkinson ;  Collection,  Gymnastics���������Tumbling,  Handsprings  Boys and Girls  Song���������"Your   King   and  Country  Want You"..........,... ...X.-Rubens  Children  Flag Drill,   introducing   "Tenting Tonight ''   (by   request) .....Girls  Song���������"Land of the Maple" Godfrey  Children  Song���������"Till the  Boys  Come  Home"  Miss Snider and Children  Gymnastics���������A Bit of Fun  Girls   and   Boys  Song���������"Best Old Flag on Earth"   Harrison  Miss   Snider  and  Children  Song���������"We'll Never Let the Old  Flag  Fall"      Kelly  Mr.   Harry   Grant and  Children  Gymnastics���������Pyramid Building, etc. '  Boys and Girls '  Song���������"Tipperary" H. Williams  Boys   and  Girls  "O   CANADA"  A  feature   of tlie evening  was Mrs.  Ernest Thomas' illustrative readings.  SHRAPNEL  The Speed of a Hare  The speed of a hare for a short, distance is now pretty fairly established  at about the rate of a mile iri :.twp  minutes. An English motorist has arrived at is in this way: "Some years  ago, when running at night, on open  roads in the country, I found that  hares could keep ahead of a car going at 30 miles an hour, but were overtaken at a speed of about 33 miles.  Naturally, some were faster than others, but nearly all I tested fell within  these limits.  ���������^������������������'PPwi'*������l  acco  of the  motor ambulance to  the Third]  Field- Dressing  Station   of   the; C.  A.  M.  C. and placed  him  on a stretcher]  inside. -^^His^-chevrons-fdenbted^-the)  prisoner to be a corporal in  a Saxon j  regiment, and when the cheery orderly]  had   washed    his   mud-spattered  face, (  disclosing  a   beautiful black-eye,   and j  prepared, his wounded foot for the M. i  O's. attention, he laid back with a contented grunt���������satisfied   that   his   cap-;j  tors did not intend to shoot him. After the  surgeon  had  dressed his foot  and made him comfortable with a eig-;  arette   he chirped   up   a   bit   and   in  broken English  muttered:" If Kaiser  kilhxl, _\var would be ended."  A    Canadian   engineer -officer    had  recently had under his charge a party j  from a labouring battalion  which had  been recruited   in   the  north   of   Bng-^  land coal mining district, and he had^  The first issue of "The Brazier,"  the regimental paper being published  by the Canadian Scottish 16th Battalion, "Somewhere in Flanders,"  reached us a few yays ago/ It is  edited by Pte. Percy F. Godcnrath, and  contains many amusing incidents which  concern members of the buttaloiu, the  majority of whom went from British  Columbia. Following are several humorous items taken from the Whizz  Bang page of the paper:  Lacking the services of an official  interpreter, the Brigadier had requested the assistance of his junior staff  officer to interrogate some German  prisoners as to whteher any could understand the English language. The  youthful officer jumped at the- opportunity to display his linguistic talents  and addressing the nearest Hun, politely said:   "Parley-vous sprecken the  Allemand?"  Even  the Hun grinned.  _'#���������*_'  The orderly sergeant.. of . No. 1 Co-  was busy detailing men for a working ptirty, when' a private interrupted  his labours by calling out: "What's  the \dress tonight, Sergt.?" . "Oh! "  came   back the   absent-minded   reply,  "Smoke helmets only."  #'���������������.*   *  ]    He was trembling like  a leaf with  \l  The  program.me  was  as  follows:  "Lads   in 'Navy'Blue"    R.   Dacre  Children  "Soldiers of the  King"   ............Stuart  Children  Empire   drill,   introducing Britannia.  Girls   and   Boys  Illustrative   Readings  by Mrs.   Ernest  Thomas  "Our Own Canadian Boys" ...Wilbers  Mr.   Harry Grant   and Children  "Why Don't You Wear a."Uniform"    ..;. Warnieker  ' ; "            .   . Children  Club   Swinging   ...���������.   Girls fear as they carefully -helped  him  out  visions of   the   doughty miners clean-,  iiig up the work in double quick time,  He   noticed,   however, that   one   st.il-  wart did not seem quite at home with  the pick and shovel and asked him if  he had been  a  miner. "No, sir,"  re-fl  plied   the   soldier, "I'm   a   tailor by1  trade."   "Good   heavens,"  exclaimed'  the  officer,   "I   thought   you  fellows  were all miners and now I find you're  a   bunch of -dressmakers."  The recruits were going through  theirfirst course in musketry,' and  they were- in charge of a full-blown  lieutenant, who was trying to show  his authority, together with his great  knowledge of musketry,  up" to the latest recruit, he said,  ''See here, my man, this thing is a  rifle; these little things on the barrel  are called sights; then to fire you pull  Sauntering  this  little   thing,  which  is  called the  trigger. Now smarten up, and remember what I haye told you, and, by  the way, what trade did you follow before you enlisted?���������a miner I suppose." X X  "No, sir," came the reply, "I worked at the Ross rifle factory."  _._^ ���������*������*���������*  Germany is still sinking ships without warning, proving that the removal of von Tirpitz did not mean a  change of heart.  (.1


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